ForChristSake Parts With Drummer Ignatios

Roxx Records outfit ForChristSake just issued this statement online about parting ways with the band’s drummer:

“Hey folks, just a quick announcement to give you an update on FCS currently. It is with regret that we say goodbye to our long term drummer Ignatios.

“We wish him all the best with his future musical and spiritual endeavors. A massive thank you to all of our fans around the globe for your continued support of the band, we are truly blessed to have you.

“All plans with gigs, festivals and recording are going ahead as planned – exciting times ahead. In the next few months, we will have a new EP released. There also appears to be two Facebook pages for the band, this one is our official page. Lastly, for our Dutch fans – we’ll see you in March!!

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Lightless Moor Posts “The Unlocked Door To The Other World” Video Trailer

Lightless Moor just posted a teaser for an upcoming music video and album, with the band also commenting:

“Here is the teaser of our official video clip ‘The Unlocked Door to the Other World,’ the first single from our second album ‘Hymn for the Fallen’ that will be released in 2016 via WormHoleDeath.

“The storyboard, brainchild of Ilaria, is directed and produced by Fabio Ortu and was shot at the amphitheatre of the Municipality of Mogoro (Oristano).”

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Throes Of Ire Offering Discography For Download Via Bandcamp

Throes Of Ire is currently offering all the band’s previous releases on a name-your-price (or even free) basis at Bandcamp here, with latest EP “The Mourner’s Cairn” also available for streaming below. Throes Of Ire comments:

“We hope everyone had an amazing New Year. Both of us took some time off for the holidays and to spend some time with family. We plan to get back to the grind and get vocals tracked for our second full length very, very soon!

“Be sure to check out ‘The Mourner’s Cairn’ EP and download it for free at our official Bandcamp.
Be ready for some of the best writing we have done yet on ‘The Caliginous Malediction’ everyone. Thank you all for your continued support.”

The Mourner’s Cairn by Throes Of Ire

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Idol Of Fear Streaming Full “All Sights Affixed, Albaze” Album

Canadian black/death band Idol Of Fear has teamed up with for the premiere off a full album stream. Hear all of “All Sights Affixed, Ablaze” in the player below. Guitarist / Vocalist Austin Myers comments:

“‘All Sights Affixed, Ablaze’ was recorded over 11 months of fiery personal turbulence and development, musically and otherwise. This monumental effort though at times painstaking has sharpened our blades, bodies and minds for the next battle. This is our official debut and it is the perfect introduction to our current sound and where we plan to go in the near future. It is our stab from the darkness.”

New album “All Sights Affixed, Ablaze” is due out on November 18th. The track listing is:

1. Vanquish (4:23)
2. Morningstar (6:19)
3. Circle of Vortices (5:27)
4. All Sights Affixed, Ablaze (6:20)
5. It Demands (3:30)
6. It Militates (5:15)
7. It Tyrannizes (6:49)
8. Carrion (5:55)

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Tongeren Metal Fest To Take Place In April Of 2014

The organizers of the Tongeren metal fest have issued the following announcement about kicking off in April of 2014:

“With much pride and without further ado we would like to present you to Tongeren Metal Fest, Belgium’s newest metal festival set to take place Saturday 12th of April 2014 at de VELINX in Tongeren.

“This festival is the follow-up to De Velinx’s annual metal festival ‘Metaal Paaskabaal’ which featured artists like Hail Of Bullets, Ostrogoth, Gama Bomb, Paul Di’Anno and many others. The Tongeren Metal Festival artwork, created by Dries Gaerdelen, was inspired by the tale of Ambiorix and highlights the festival’s macabre mascot.

“The first bands will be announced soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and keep an eye on our official website!”

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Handful Of Hate Announces New Album “To Perdition”

Handful Of Hate has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming album:

“Handful Of Hate is proud to celebrate the 20th year of activity with the release of the new infamous 6th album ‘To Perdition’ out on November the 12th (Code666 Records) see the cover artwork below.

“In the next days a studio report will be uploaded on our official website and before the first half of October a new song preview will be unleashed through the band’s channels. Stay tuned…Hate and Blasphemy!”

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Sickening Announces New Bassist Edoardo De Nardi

Italy’s Sickening has checked in with the following announcement about a lineup change within the band:

“Sickening is glad to announce that Edoardo De Nardi has joined the band as bass player. Now we are working hard to complete our third studio album, that will be a concept about the film ‘The Beyond’ of the Italian master of horror Lucio Fulci. Check this page and our official site in the next period for more updates.”


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5 Star Grave Streaming "Death Times Eleven" Sample Online

5 Star Grave has posted a new song sample online, which can be heard in the player below. The band commented:

“Ladies & gents it’s time to punk the fuck up with the new Death Times Eleven sample, check it out at our official SoundCloud page.

“This song shows our undisputed attachment to the horror punk rock scene and if you liked our version of Pet Sematary (download it here for free!) you’re gonna love this new tune for sure.

“Next month we’ll release more samples from the new record so stay tuned!”

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Against The Plagues Records New Material, Seeking New Label

Against the Plagues, which recently recruited former Behemoth/Vader bassist Marcin Nowak, has now checked in with the following update about new material being recorded:

“Hey my friends! Just quick update… We just signed contract with management company Desert Corefrom Arizona, and right now they talking with the labels as our official representative.

“We have brand new material recorded and mastered but for now during the ‘negotiations’ process we still cannot expose anything yet… We would like to thank for you support and patience. We will going to give you more updates very soon! Stay brutal!”

You can also check out Against the Plagues’ music by heading over to the band’s MySpace page.

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