Chimaira’s Mark Hunter Guests On New Capital Enemy Track “Deathchitect”

Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter lends his voice to the new Capital Enemy song “Deathchitect“. That below streaming track comes from Capital Enemy‘s debut effort, “Knowledge Of The Wicked“, which is scheduled for an August 24th release via 10-54 Records.

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Incontinence Announces “Prey For Us” Album Release

Spearheaded by four New York death metal veterans – involved in venerable acts such as Skinless, Held Under, Armor Column, Dry Heave and Burial – the appealingly named Incontinence proudly reveal details for the release of debut album, “Prey For Us.”

Scheduled for release on May 15th, 2017 via Ultimate Massacre Productions, Incontinence came up with a record intent on bringing brutality to the metal-minded masses, within a package of strong tracks that hook the listener in and don’t let go.

As a taste of what’s the come, the band just unleashed a track from the album entitled “Cryptofascist” – check it out below.

“The biggest underlying theme of the album is being under control, losing control and misery in lower-to-middle-class America,” comments the band. “For example, ‘Capitalist Martyr’ deals with a lower-level employee of a large corporation being shamed and forced into working longer hours. ‘Phantom Heart,’ ‘The Outrage Machine’ and ‘Inner Psychopath (Believe the Lie)’ all tie into the theme of being under control, being manipulated and losing one’s mind.”

The band goes on to state, “Elsewhere, ‘Escape to the Slaughter’ is a song loosely about a real-life event in which a herd of bison escaped from a buffalo meat farm just south of the Capital Region. They eventually got cornered and slaughtered by marksmen. This was written from the perspective of the bison herd. ‘Cryptofascist’ is without question about the rise of Trumpism/nationalism in the USA, but you could also apply it to other parts of the globe, as nationalism has seemingly become trendy. The song was written in the middle of the ridiculous US presidential campaign, prior to the election, and was never meant to be a prophecy. Several of the songs on the album were written structurally in the vein of what Chuck Shuldinder did on the last four Death albums as well as on the ‘Control Denied’ album. Death was a big time influence on ‘Prey For Us.'”

1. Inner Psychopath
2. The Outrage Machine
3. Capitalist Martyr
4. Phantom Heart
5. Cryptofascist
6. Escape To The Slaughter
7. Prey For Us
8. All That Never Was & All That Will Never Be

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Inglorious Releases “I Don’t Need Your Loving” Music Video

As previously announced, Frontiers Music Srl is pleased release “Inglorious II” on May 12th, 2017. Today, the first official music video from the album has come online – check out “I Don’t Need Your Loving” below.

Inglorious frontman Nathan James comments on the new song and video: “The ‘I Don’t Need Your Loving’ intro was written by Andreas (lead guitar) and as soon as I heard it I knew it was gonna be one of my favorites.

“I wrote the chorus in about 5 minutes and the song was one of the last I recorded for the album. We are so happy with how it came out and Kevin Shirley’s mix took it to a whole new level. I can’t wait to play it at the festivals this year!

“We filmed the video at Parr St. Studios in the very room we recorded the album. We love partying in Liverpool and Parr St. is the largest recording studio in the UK outside of the capital. (Just before we shot this video Justin Bieber was in the same studio recording something…)”

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Unearth Announces New North American Tour Dates

Unearth just announced the band’s first-ever shows in Halifax, Moncton, and Fredericton with special guests Fit For An Autopsy, Exalt, and Darkness Divided. These additional dates arrives around previously announced North American shows – check out full details in the tour poster. Advance tickets for all three newly announced shows will be on sale now Tuesday, February 21st via this location.

Saturday, April 1st at The Caveau (Moncton, NB – 19+)
Sunday, April 2nd at The Seahorse Tavern (Halifax, NS – 19+)
Monday, April 3rd at The Capital Complex (Fredericton, NB – 19+)

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Vienna Metal Meeting 2017 Announced

Vienna – the capital city of Austria – already has numerous festivals for every style in music: rock, indie, classic, and even hip-hop. But one style was truly missing. Finally Vienna gets what it deserves with an extreme metal festival: the Vienna Metal Meeting.

On Saturday April 8th, 2017 the Arena Wien will get loud, very loud, focusing on thrash / death / black metal across two stages, with 17 international and national bands. Eindhoven Metal Meeting’s little brother is born!

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Strafk To Release “Phaseshifting” Debut Album

Wraith Productions has set May 13th as the release date for Strafk’s “Phaseshifting” debut. The label comments:

“A mysterious Russian duo of Leegheid and Stof, Strafk present Phaseshifting as a four-phase EP. These four phases are divided into four correlating tracks. The listener phase-shifts into a kind of audial abduction almost like a meditative paralysis, transcending visions through audio waves. The tone is set on the DOOMescent lines of black metal/rock – slow, dark, and hallow, like an abandoned insane asylum.

“The unearthing of this recording should not be disregarded due to its recent creation in the capital of spring and summer of the year 2013. The nature of the music seems untouched by time but carries a resemblance of a modern reoccurring sound that stems from the Slavic regions. Thus, we are left with resonance that is phase-shifting.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Phase I – (Void)stare
2. Phase II – Inner Distortion
3. Phase III – Death and Decay of Your Identity
4. Phase IV – The New Embodiment

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Dragonforce Appears In Capital One Commercial For Mobile Banking App

DragonForce guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman are the stars of a new commercial for Capital One bank’s mobile app, which allows people to do online banking from a smartphone.

Check out the commercial in the player available below. DragonForce’s latest album, “The Power Within,” is available everywhere now.

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The Profane Posts Advance Tracks From Album

Paraguayan death ‘n’ roll band The Profane has been streaming seven advance tracks, five of which are bonus tracks/covers, from its upcoming album “Unholy Rock ‘N’ Roll” on Soundcloud. It has been five years since the Asuncion band put out its debut full-length “Chaosbreed.” The band will be playing at the Kuriju II Metal Fest on July 27th with Kuazar, Steel Rose and Steinkrug in the capital city.

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Wulfshon Signs With Label And Re-Releases Debut

Argentinian band Wulfshon released its debut full length “Prinnit Mittilagart” on its own in a very limited pressing back in the autumn of 2011. Recently, the band signed with Art Gates Records and will have distribution by Pest Promotions. Now “Prinnit Mittilagart” is available in Europe and the rest of the world. Wulfshon also will be putting on a couple of summer shows in its home country in the cities of Rosario and the capital, which are posted below. Wulfshon got its start in 2009, playing its first show next to Skyclad. A few EP’s followed until last year’s debut. Check out “Cosmos Generallis” from the full-length after the jump.

Jul 13 Club Calavera Federal, Argentina
Aug 19 El Sotano Rosario, Argentina

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Amalgama Checks In After Final Performance With Update On Band Member Projects

Amalgama has checked in with the following update about what the band members are currently working on with other projects:

“It’s been exactly one year since we took the stage at Valentine’s in Albany for our final performance as a band. It was a particularly momentous evening chock-filled with heavy music and good friends. It also coincided with the passage of marriage equality in the state of New York with the bill being signed only a few blocks away in downtown Albany. So the whole evening took on a really special vibe for the many people involved.

“Since then a lot of things have happened with the former members of Amalgama. We’re not sure if you have a deep longing to know what the boys are up to these days, but we’re going to tell you anyway.

“Johnny is fronting the rock n’ roll band Hard Soul after taking some time off to write new music and decompress from 6 years of gigging and playing with Amalgama full-time. They’ve been getting a lot of positive press and favorable reviews around the Capital District and are starting to turn a few heads with their live performances. Their new EP Love Eats the Young is out now on iTunes.

“Ray is playing lead guitar in the mighty Hand of Reckoning. They recently put out a self-titled 5 song EP and have been working on finishing a full length album that should be out very soon. These guys are worth checking out if you’re into power metal and Iron Maiden. You can’t go wrong with a band that has two lead-guitarists.

“Both Sean and Justin have gone back to school to pursue degrees, audio engineering and business, respectively. Sean is also involved in a side project called Days of the Broken which is pretty heavy; check them out here. We can’t see either of these guys becoming the 9-5 drones wearing suits, though. They’re just too fucking metal for that.

“Keep it rock n’ roll.”

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