Black Feast Releasing “Larenuf Jubileum” Demo Collection

The Finnish trio of bestial black metal now known as Witchcraft had undergone at least two previous changes in moniker before settling on its current name. Between 2010 and 2012, and under the name of Black Feast, the group recorded and released several demos and two splits, the most prominent of which was an LP shared with the mighty Impurity from Brazil.

The split was also notable due to the obvious primary source from which both unmistakably derived much of their influences – Beherit. While Impurity coexisted alongside Beherit during both band’s formative years, the two shared a mutual admiration that has been reported through their publicly-shared correspondence from that time. Some 20-plus years later, Black Feast (and now Witchcraft) represents a second-generation reawakening of the beast that few, if any, bands have been able to successfully recapture since Beherit and Impurity desecrated their respective Finnish and Brazilian soils in the early 1990s.

“Larenuf Jubileum,” released jointly under the auspices of Nuclear War Now! and Iron Bonehead Productions, compiles Black Feast’s “Worship of Darkness” demo from 2010, the “Abominations of Darkness tracks” from the 2011 split cassette, and five previously-unreleased tracks from three separate promo/advance tapes from 2010 and 2011. These tracks faithfully and convincingly represent the same breed of unhinged, demonic chaos that was first unearthed by pre-“Drawing Down the Moon “Beherit. Thus, with this release and the promise that the band continues to hold for the future, a strong legacy of Finnish bestial black metal has been rightfully resumed.

The “Larenuf Jubileum” LP will drop via Nuclear War Now! Productions on July 1st, 2015 with the artwork available below.

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New Live Clip “No Holy Man” Available From Eden’s Curse

U.K. hard rock act Eden’s Curse released another live clip from the new release “Live With the Curse.” Check out “No Holy Man” (from the 2011 album “Trinity”). The live release dropped on March 14th in Europe and is set to be issued on April 14th in the USA via AFM Records.

The clip and album were recorded live at The Classic Grand in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday 28th November. It was mixed and mastered by the bands long term engineer Dennis Ward (Krokus/Angra/Unisonic).

The track list for the double live CD is:

Disc 1:

1. Symphony of Sin
2. Break the Silence
3. Masquerade Ball
4. Black Widow
5. Trinity
6. Fly Away
7. Just Like Judas
8. Fallen From Grace
9. Jerusalem Sleeps
10. Guitar Solo
11. Time to Breathe

Disc 2:

1. Rock Bottom (see clip here)
2. Devil in Disguise
3. Wings to Fly
4. No Holy Man
5. Unbreakable
6. Judgement Day
7. Band Introductions
8. Evil & Divine
9. Angels & Demons

Check out “No Holy Man” here:

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New Music Video “Sands Of Time” Posted By Jack Starr’s Burning Starr

New York’s Jack Starr’s Burning Starr – featuring former Virgin Steele guitarist Jack Starr, Riot/Reverence vocalist Todd Michael Hall, bassist Ned Meloni and Ex-Manowar drummer Rhino – posted a new music video for the song “Sands of Time.” The video features footage from the band’s performance at the Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany on April 20, 2013. The song was taken from the 2011 release “Land of the Dead,” which is available via Limb Music and on vinyl through Blood and Iron Records.

The video was directed by Oliver Barth and produced by Bart Gabriel. Check it out here:

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Barabbas Beginning Work On 2013 Album

French doom/death band Barabbas has revealed that it will have a new full-length coming out in November of 2013. Guitarist St. Stephane has posted up a new guitar riff from it at this location. A recent upload of the clip “Barabbas” from the 2011 album, made into video form using scenes from the 1961 Anthony Quinn/Jack Palance epic, has been posted to YouTube and is featured below. Barabbas started out in 2007 and all of the musicians in the band name themselves after saints in an ironic fashion, since they know all humans are mere mortals.

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Design The Skyline Posts "Destroyer" Playthrough Video

Design the Skyline has teamed up with Hails & Horns Magazine to bring fans a dynamic demonstration video. Play along with guitarists Matt and Julien, Dean on bass, and synth player Keebler as they blow through “Destroyer,” from the 2011 release “Nevaeh.”

The video can be viewed through Hails & Horns or in the player below.

You can also catch Design the Skyline on a headlining tour beginning this Friday, August 17th in Fort Worth, TX with support from Amyst and Silence the Messenger. Dates are available after the jump.

8/17 Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
8/18 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/19 El Paso, TX @ Lips Lounge
8/20 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina
8/21 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
8/22 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
8/24 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
8/25 Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
8/27 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/29 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/30 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
8/31 Kalkaska, MI @ The Kaliseum
9/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Ironworks
9/2 Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple
9/3 Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/4 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
9/5 Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
9/6 Trenton, NJ @ Championship

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Textures Posts Tuska Open Air Video Clip

Dutch technical metallers Textures have released a quick video update recapping their experience at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland earlier this month where the band appeared alongside Megadeth, Behemoth, Exodus, Animals as Leaders, Insomnium and more.

The newsflash video features live footage from the show, backstage shots of the band, clips from around Helsinki and more. Check out the clip below. Textures also recently released a new lyric video for the track “Stoic Resignation” from the 2011 album “Dualism,” available here.

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Dead Shape Figure Posts "Strangle The Hero" Video Clip

Finland’s Dead Shape Figure has posted a video clip online for the song “Strangle The Hero,” which is taken from the 2011 MCD “Deville Ride.” Check out the video below. The “Strangle The Hero” video features a series of photos taken throughout the year, with all live photos by Toni Salminen & Mika Ringman. You can also find the previously posted “And They Adore the Replacement” video at this location.

The “Deville Ride” track listing is as follows:

1. Strangle the Hero
2. And They Adore the Replacement
3. Leave Your Buildings
4. Dead Again

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Romeo Must Die Posts "The Fall Of Man" Video Clip

Essex based metal/hardcore band Romeo Must Die has posted a video clip online for the instrumental track “The Fall of Man,” which is is taken from the 2011 debut album “Hardships In Season.” The clip is available below, or to hear more of Romeo Must Die’s music, navigate over to the band’s official Facebook profile.

The “Hardships in Season” track listing is as follows:

1. Hardships In Season
2. Let Them Hate
3. Time… The Great Vivisector
4. Survivors Club
5. Better Off Dead
6. 15 Minutes of Shame
7. The Fall of Man
8. Slow Motion Catastrophe
9. Breathing Fire
10. The Rust of Life
11. Narcissist
12. All Life Ends In Failure
13. New Beginnings

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Blacksunrise’s "Physalia Physalis" And "I Am The Sea" Performance Footage Posted Online

Footage has been posted online of Lisbon based metal act Blacksunrise performing the songs “Physalia Physalis” and “I Am the Sea” from the 2011 album “Oceanic.” You can check out the first clip below and the second after the jump.

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