Malthusian Streaming New Song “Wraith /// Plague Spore”

Today Malthusian premieres the new track “Wraith /// Plague Spore,” which can be heard below thanks to InvisibleOranges.com.

The track hails from the band’s forthcoming “MMXIII” debut, set for international release on November 22nd through Invictus Productions. The track listing is as follows:

1. Wraith /// Plague Spore
2. The Mother’s Blade
3. Hallucinogen

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Tampa’s SIX FEET UNDER Unleashes Bludgeoning BRINGER OF BLOOD on September 23rd Through METAL BLADE RECORDS

(PRWEB) July 31, 2003 The follow-up to 2001′s ultra-brutal Real Carnage, Bringer Of Blood sees the band developing their skills as songwriters, while lyrically pushing the boundaries of subject straightened with the category. Barnes reveals social commentary concerning Flexibility of Speech & & Option, while weaving his trademark brand name of macabre storytelling, hence making […]

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Tampa’s SIX FEET UNDER Unleashes Bludgeoning BRINGER OF BLOOD on September 23rd Through METAL BLADE RECORDS

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Phantom Streaming New Song "The Powers That Be"

The new group Phantom was put together by former members of Ash Lee Blade after that band’s demise, which was laid to rest at the beginning of the year. Following the split Necro Hippie, D.D. Murley, and J.J. Blade decided to continue on with what was to be new Ash Lee Blade material, now as a three piece.

The debut Phantom EP entitled “The Powers That Be” has been recorded and is slated for a early 2013 release. Check out the EP’s title track in the player below.

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Maiden United Streams Clips From New LP "Across The Seventh Sea"

The all-star, all-acoustic Iron Maiden tribute band Maiden United is streaming clips from the forthcoming album “Across the Seventh Sea,” which is set for a September 2012 release on CD/vinyl/digital download formats. Check out “Infinite Dreams,” “Children of the Damned,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “Prowler,” “Two Minutes to Midnight” and “Flash of the Blade” below.

Maiden United sees contributions from the following artists:

Damian Wilson (Threshold, Ayreon): Vocals
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation): Guitar
Joey Bruers (Up The Irons): : Bass
Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine): : Piano
Mike Coolen (Within Temptation): : Drums
Anneke van Giersbergen (formerly The Gathering): Vocals

The track listing for “Across The Seventh Sea” is as follows:

1. Seven Deadly Sins
2. Only The Good Die Young
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
4. Prowler
5. Flash Of The Blade
6. Children Of The Damned
7. Infinite Dreams
8. 22 Acacia Avenue
9. The Evil That Men Do
10. Wasted Years

Check out some samples here:

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Scornage Streaming Samples From New Album "ReaFEARance"

Scornage’s new album “ReaFEARance” is due out on August 24th, 2012 via Massacre Records and samples from all the tracks on the release are now available for streaming. Check out the sample clips at this location. The album’s track listing is:

1. Six Minutes to Fear
2. At First I Hate
3. Frozen Throne
4. We Bury Our Dead Alive
5. Face the Blade
6. Fury
7. In a Cage
8. Coming Back
9. The Holy Rape
10. Stabbed Again

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Scornage Posts Trailer For New LP "ReaFEARance"

German thrashers Scornage posted up a trailer for the band’s fourth full length release “ReaFEARance.” The album is due for release on August 24, 2012 through Massacre Records. The track listing for “ReaFEARance” is as follows:

1. Six Minutes to Fear
2. At First I Hate
3. Frozen Throne
4. We Bury Our Dead Alive
5. Face the Blade
6. Fury
7. In a Cage
8. Coming Back
9. The Holy Rape
10. Stabbed Again

Check out the trailer here:

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Savage Blade Offering New Single As Free Download

Canadian metal act Savage Blade is currently offering a promotional single as a free download, which can be found at this location. The band also commented:

“As we’re nearing the end of our recording sessions for the new album, we thought it would be cool to give you a little something to hold you over until the new record drops! We’re stoked to bring you the Savage Blade ‘Digital 7 Inch’ promotional single!

“We dug into the archives, and pulled out a couple of classic metal cover tunes that we tracked WAY back for fun – Saxon’s ‘Dallas 1PM’ and the Rods’ ‘Let Them Eat Metal.’ A couple of great tunes from bands that have definitely influenced the Blade. With the help of our good buddy and engineer Cole St. Denys, we dusted ‘em off, mixed ‘em up and they’re right here waiting for you….”

Savage Blade is also currently working on the full-length album “Angel Museum,” which is set for release late this year.

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RAM Signs With Metal Blade Records, "Death" Comes In 2012

Metal Blade Records announced that it has signed Swedish traditional metal artists RAM. The band is set to release “Death” in early 2012. Other information on the “Death” release can be found at this location.

The full announcement from Metal Blade reads:

“Metal Blade is proud to announce the signing of one of the leading forces in Swedish Heavy Metal, RAM!

“Comments RAM: ‘We are very pleased and proud to sign with a metal label that has done so much for Heavy Metal and has such an amazing legacy. We are also very pleased to become labelmates with our good friends and fellow Swedish old school headbangers Portrait and In Solitude. Now with the Blade of metal behind our backs the conquest of demolition continues! HEAVY METAL TYRANNY!’

“RAM was created back in ’99 and released their first E.P ‘Sudden Impact’ in 2003. After playing numerous festivals and a support tour for Sebastian Bach they released their first longplayer ‘Forced Entry’ in late 2005 which brought the entire old school Heavy Metal community to its knees. RAM hit the road with Dark Tranquillity, did some Scandinavian shows with Gamma Ray and played gigs and festivals all over Europe.

“In 2008 the band returned to the studio with producer Johan Reivén to record the album ‘Lightbringer’ which was released in 2009 via AFM Records. This time they really took the time to explore the true heavy metal sound. The recording of the album took 10 months of nothing but strife for pure Heavy Metal perfection. RAM also headed out on a headline European tour to promote the album.

“In 2011 RAM went back into the studio to record their third album ‘Death.’ This time they worked with producers Per Stålberg and Olle Björk to create their best album to date by far. Live shows as support for Swedish extreme black metal band Watain followed as well as destroying some festivals.

Metal Blade and the World tremble in fear before the early 2012 release of the Metal behemoth that is ‘Death.’ “

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Behemoth Posts Behind The Scenes Video for the Making Of "Lucifer" Music Video

Metal Blade Records has posted a behind the scenes look at the making of Behemoth’s “Lucifer” music video. The track “Lucifer” is from the band’s critically acclaimed LP “Evangelion.”

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Elexorien Officially Calling It Quits; Members Form New Band Quantum Theory

Elexorien has issued the following announcement about officially breaking up, as well as about forming a new band titled Qauntum Theory:

“Legions, this may come as a surprise, but we hereby announce that our band is no more. We literally buried the hatched -or the blade, if you will- and will no longer operate under the banner of Elexorien.

“In many ways, this has been quite a tough decision. In others, it was the best choice we could have made, for we are proud to announce the following: We will keep on rocking!

“Liza, Ronald, Bert and Lain, as well as close comrades Jarno (ex-Thronar, ex-Murder Manifest) and Nikky (ex-Noir, Paradox Machine) have formed a new band called Quantum Theory, which is working on a brand new album as we speak. For details, please visit the Quantum Theory website, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace.

“Merlijn will still be playing drums in his other band Praetor. The Last Post sounds as we say our personal goodbyes to the band and everyone that was involved, including YOU, proud Legions of the Blade. Endless cheers to all of you out there!”

Bassist Liza also stated the following: “After 7 fantastic years, there’s no more Elexorien, which, for me, still is hard to realize. Unfortunately, this also means we’ll be saying goodbye to Merlijn as our drummer. I would like to thank him very, very much for the great times we spent together, and will cherish the close friendship that has formed during this time. We will still be working together – just not as band mates.

“I’d also like to thank Joris, Iné and Lotte for the great time together and for what they did for the band. Some will follow other paths, others won’t. I am really looking forward to many successful and musical years.

“And last but not least; my immense thanks go out to all the bands we played with over the years and all the friends and fans that have followed us all this time. We shall meet again!

Guitarist Ronald “Wolve” issued this statement to the fans: “Dear people, After quite a few years, this is Elexorien’s end. I want to thank everyone who has supported us! Thanks, too, go out to the (ex-) band members I’ve had the pleasure to work with, and shared many great experiences with over the years. It is hard to lay down something which we worked hard for and spent massive amounts of time on. Proud of what we achieved, I say goodbye to Elexorien. See you around soon!”

Keyboardist Bert had this to say: “Sooo… Elexorien has come to an end! It was a great time to play in Elexorien with my fellow mates 🙂 But now we’ve come to a point where we see lots of changes in our music and to be honest, it’s not quite the Elexorien we and you are used to. We have therefore decided to end Elexorien as it is. A big thanks to all the people we met, all the places where we have performed and to the current and former band members!”

Drummer Merlijn commented on the band’s demise: “Dear friends, All good things come to an end and now the time has come for Elexorien… With pain in my heart I must declare that I am no longer part of the group that used to form this band and which now continues with a new, fresh road of possibilities in front of them. After not being able to find a new female singer and a good exchange of thoughts with everyone about the future of our band group I concluded that the new way, which everybody wants to take, is not my way.

“Because of these radical changes the name and philosophy of Elexorien could no longer coexist together with the new style of vocals, lyrics and music. I know that the new members Nikky and Jarno will do a great job to fill in the vacant positions and my former band mates will always stay close friends. Quitting this band does not mean the end of collaborating together and organizing great stuff in the future.

“As a drummer I will continue with my heretical war metal band Praetor and raping death grind band Abducted, who will both release albums soon. My eternal thanks go out to everyone who supported Elexorien in any way and made it possible for us to experience the amazingly awesome times with everyone at the club shows, festivals and at our South American tour in 2009. Hailz to you all and see you soon!

Vocalist Lain added, “This is it, then. We’re carrying Elexorien to the grave, to be buried after 7 amazing years of service. I can but agree with my fellow band mates and honestly say it has been nothing short of a pure and thrilling blast! My thanks go out to everyone who has been involved in this band from the very beginning, back in December ’03, up until today. That includes all the (former) band members and crew, the bands we had the honour to rock and hang out with, and of course all the great people we had the pleasure to meet and who have been right at our side on this most excellent ride. See you on stage with QT!”

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