Aborted Checks In From The "Decimation Of Europe" Tour

Aborted is currently wrapping up the “Decimation Of Europe” tour alongside Decapitated, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and more. The band has now checked in from the road with the following update:

“Last show of the tour tonight! can’t wait to rip it up and finally go back to our homes, a huge thanks to all the fans and friends who came out to the tour and support all the bands, and all the new brothers we made in fleshgod apocalypse, decapitated, archspire and cyanide serenity!”

In other Aborted tour news, the band will be heading to Brazil with Exhumed in February (details available here), and will also take part in the “Killfest 2” tour with System Divide in April/May. For more information on Killfest 2, navigate over to this location.

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Occult Rockers to Play Roadburn 2012 and Tour with Ghost

Today, occult rockers Ancient VVisdom premiere a music video for “The Opposition” via Decibel magazine. “The Opposition” was lifted from the band’s debut full-length recording “A Godlike Inferno,” released through Shinebox Recordings.

In other news, the Austin, Texas band will embark on its first North American tour this January as hand-picked openers for Sweden’s Ghost. Toronto’s Blood Ceremony rounds out the lineup. The tour kicks off on January 18th at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and will run through February 2 in Los Angeles. Additionally, Ancient VVisdom will tour Europe in the spring and appear at Roadburn Festival 2012 with Agalloch, Christian Mistress, Killing Joke, Swans and many other bands.

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New England doom/rock outfit to release sophomore

New England doom rock trio Black Pyramid will release its long awaited sophomore album” Black Pyramid II” on January 31, 2012 via MeteorCity Records. Recorded “in the foothills of the Berkshires” at Black Coffee Sound (Elks, Elder) and mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth / Witch / Dinosaur Jr.), the record features nine tracks of the band’s self-titled “galloping war metal”. “Black Pyramid II” was mastered by Matt Washburn (Mastodon) and is “at times a bit more death metal and black metal influenced” than the band’s previous material, boasting a rich sound that will find immediate appeal in fans of Sleep, OM, The Gates of Slumber, In Solitude, Graveyard and Witchcraft.

“We’re incredibly proud of the sonic landscapes we were able to achieve with the new album,” said BLACK PYRAMID drummer Clay Neely. “It’s a clear successor to the debut album and we allowed ourselves to further expand into some uncharted territories. The recording of the record was an incredibly rewarding experience and we can’t wait to bring the show back on the road.”

The track listing for “Black Pyramid II” is as follows:

1.) Endless Agony
2.) Mercy’s Bane
3.) Night Queen
4.) Dreams of the Dead
5.) Tanelorn
6.) Sons of Chaos
7.) Empty Handed Insurrection
8.) The Hidden Kingdom
9.) Into the Dawn

In other news, Black Pyramid has announced vocalist/guitarist Darryl Shepard will replace guitarist Andy Beresky. Shepard will join Black Pyramid on the road and at Desertfest 2012 next April in London. Black Pyramid will share the stage with Church of Misery, Orange Goblin, Gentleman’s Pistol’s and more at the event sponsored by Metal Hammer and Classic Rock Magazine.

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Ram Posts "Flame Of The Tyrants" Video Clip

Swedish Heavy Metal tyrants Ram make a return with their third album “Death,” to be released January 27th/30th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records in Europe. In collaboration with Rock Hard Germany, Ram has now launched a video clip for the brand new song “Flame Of The Tyrants,” which can be viewed below.

Comments Ram: “Filming the video for Flame of the tyrants was a very cool and almost surreal experience, we filmed it in an abandoned sandquarell outside of Gothenburg. We wanted that Mad Max II feeling to it and I think we accomplished that. We had a great time on set and on behalf of RAM I would like to thank the Mad Ram gangers and everybody involved for making our vision come to life in such a brilliant manner!”

In other news Metal Blade Records announces that there will be a limited first edition of the European CD that will include a bonus DVD. The bonus DVD includes the full show Ram played at the Keep It True festival April 24th, 2010 plus the video clip for “Flame Of The Tyrants.” The show was filmed by Visions In Fear and the bonus DVD track listing is as follows:

1. Crushing the Dwarf of Ignorance
2. Sudden Impact
3. Forced Entry
4. Awakening the Cimaera
5. Suomussalmi (The Few of Iron)
6. Machine Invaders
7. Ghost Pilot (MI II)
8. Infuriator
+ Flame Of The Tyrants (videoclip)

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Skyharbor Pushes Back Debut Album Release Date

India’s Skyharbor has issued the following statement about pushing back the release of the band’s new album:

“Hi everyone, Keshav here. There is some news about Skyharbor that I feel I need to let you all in on. Please read carefully and thoroughly!

“Literally just a few days ago, we were presented with an unprecedented opportunity, one that is almost unheard of for a band from India, and has certainly never been offered to one that is yet to have either its debut album or concert done. This opportunity is so great that I simply could not pass it up, for the long term future and prospects of Skyharbor as a band.

“However, this does mean that our debut album will have to be delayed yet again by a few weeks. I’m very much aware how eagerly all of you are anticipating this release, and I’ve braced myself for the inevitable backlash that will occur due to this news, especially as it is just days away from the 20th. But I am very confident of one thing – when we are able to reveal the exact nature of what has happened (which will be in a matter of days), you will ALL be very happy, delighted even – our Indian fans because of the nature of the opportunity and what it means for our scene, and our overseas fans because we will now be much more accessible to you!

“What this also means is that we will not be selling the album, CD or digital, at the NH7 Weekender festival (which we are still playing BTW), like we had originally planned – but again, this is only because there will be a much better product coming now.

“I hope that you guys will be understanding and will continue to support us at what is now a very critical moment in our career as a band. In the meantime, please do come out to our show at the NH7 Weekender at 3PM on the 20th, where we will still be playing almost all of the album live! I promise to have more information for you in the coming days.”

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Dark Suns Postpones "Orange" Album Release Date

German act Dark Suns has checked in with the following announcement about postponing the release of the new “Orange” album:

“Release date postponed… Sorry ladies & gentlemen, we just got the news… due to schedule reasons ‘Orange’ will be out one week later, on December 2nd!”

You can check out a teaser trailer for the “Orange” album at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Toy
2. Eight Quiet Minutes
3. Elephant
4. Diamond
5. Not Enough Fingers
6. Ghost
7. That Is Why They All Hate You in Hell
8. Vespertine
9. Scaleman
10. Antipole

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Somnae Reveals New Album "The Burden Adage" Details

Washington based act Somnae has issued the following update about the band’s upcoming “The Burden Adage” album:

“Months have passed since our last update, but it has indeed been worth the wait. First off, we are now officially releasing the title for Somnae’s first full length album, ‘The Burden Adage,’ which will be released sometime this winter. Some of the track titles include ‘Open Seas,’ ‘In Vain,’ ‘Void,’ ‘Erasure,’ ‘Inner Demise’ and the long awaited ‘The Longing.’

“We are very excited to share the news that our two very special guest artists, Carmelo Orlando from the italian melodic death-doom pioneers Novembre, and Egan E’ Rourke from the well respected North-American doom band Daylight Dies. They will both be in charge of the clean vocals.

“We are very happy to have them working with us! Last but not least, we are also writing to share with you the great news that the renowned digital artist Travis Smith (Novembre, Katatonia, Anathema, Strapping Young Lad, God Forbid, Nevermore, Amorphis, etc) is now officially in charge of the album artwork for ‘The Burden Adage.’ Stay in touch to check out music and artwork samples of the album within the next few weeks.”

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Freedom Call Announces "Land Of The Crimson Dawn" New Album Release

German melodic metal band Freedom Call will release the new studio album “Land Of The Crimson Dawn” on February 24th in Germany, February 27th in Europe, and February 28th in the USA/Canada. Singer and Guitarist Chris Bay offers this news to the fans:

“We started in the beginning of September to record the first tracks for the new album. The band was working the past months intensely creative and did a fantastic job! Now we’re happy and satisfied with the result and will finish the recordings in the next days!

“The new studio album will include 14 full-valued songs and some very special bonus tracks. The title of the new Freedom Call studio album will be: ‘Land of the Crimson Dawn!’ A new world, a new dimension full of attraction, fascination and illusions. Let us travel together, far beyond in any power of imagination, through the Valley of the Crimson Dawn, an illuminating part of the glorious Land of Light. Immerse into the world of craft to fight, to enjoy the excitement to survive or surrender. Always on the edge to reality…”

Freedom Call also has the following upcoming live shows:

18.11. GB-London – Underworld
19.11. GB-Manchester – Roadhouse
20.11. GB-Wakefield – Snooty Fox
21.11. GB-Newcastle – Trillians
22.11. GB-Grimsby – Yardbirds
23.11. GB-Birmingham – Roadhouse
26.11. CH-Zurich – Dynamo

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Seamless Issues New Album Update

Arkansas act Seamless has checked in with the following update about working on a new album and announcement about recruiting a new member:

“Hey guys! We are absolutely knocking out this LP! This is going to be a 12, possibly 13 track full length record that we are really excited about. I know we have been taking it slow lately but we are getting back into the groove and getting stuff done.

“In other news, we have added a new member to the family! Micah Reynolds will be doing some additional vocals as well as some keyboards and our live sound such as sample triggering, live mixing, etc. Welcome this fool!”

Seamless also previously posted a pre-production track titled “LSK” online, which can be heard at this location.

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Eths Enters The Studio To Record New Album

Three years after the release “Tératologie,” the French act Eths has now entered the studio and is hard at work on a new album. The band commented on the recording sessions:

“Hey! We are currently in the studio, recording our third album. We are having a lot of fun playing those new songs, which we can’t wait to share with you, especially on stage!

“On other news, we are happy to announce that our original drummer Guillaume is back in the fold. More news soon!”

Eths’ forthcoming full-length, which title is yet to be announced, will hit the stores in the first quarter of 2012 through Season of Mist. Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available from the band.

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