Kat Katz Exits Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Tells She’s “Tired Of Being Bullied By Dudes”

Vocalist Kat Katz has quit Agoraphobic Nosebleed. In an announcement issued via Facebook, she states:

“Tired of being bullied by dudes. Salome and now Agoraphobic Nosebleed.

I quit Agoraphobic Nosebleed tonight. Hopefully, I find a band that respects me and treats me as an equal.”

Agoraphobic Nosebleed themselves have posted the following statement in response:

“News update: We’ve had some disagreements with Kat about how we should interact in the band, and as a result she quit. We wish her well with music in the future.

Scott has some writing and recording to wrap up with Pig Destroyer, and after that he’ll start writing music for the next ANb record.”

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Machine Heads Posts New Song, “Beyond The Pale” Online, Reveals “Catharsis” Cover And Release Date

American metal veterans Machine Head has posted a new song online entitled, “Beyond The Pale,” which is available to listen to below. The song comes from their forthcoming new album, “Catharsis” which will be released through Nuclear Blast on January 26th and will feature fifteen new tracks. The record was produced by frontman Robb Flynn, who said about the album:

“I feel like metal could really infiltrate the mainstream with this album. And it needs to… now more than ever. A lot of consideration went into making these songs more identifiable to a wider audience. Simplifying ideas, simplifying hooks, really concentrating on story-telling as opposed to ‘brutal poetry’ or whatever. And while I’d love to say it was all some grand plan, there was no ‘plan.’ You never know where you’re going to end up whenever you start writing a record… you just write… but I tell ya what… we ended up with a landmark here.

“Whenever you finish an album, you always feel proud, but this time… we’ve got something really special. We can feel it. We know it. ‘Catharsis’ could really elevate our genre.”

The tracklisting for “Catharsis” is as follows:

1. Volatile
2. Catharsis
3. Beyond The Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Bastards
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At The Sun
10. Behind A Mask
11. Heavy Lies The Crown
12. Psychotic
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
15. Eulogy

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Lyric Video For New Song “Children Of The Sounds” Posted By Kaipa

Legendary Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa, led by mastermind Hans Lundin, recently announced the release of their new studio album “Children of the Sounds” for September 22nd via InsideOut Music.

Now, the band is pleased to reveal the lyric video for the album’s title track which you can see in the player at the bottom.

On the song, Hans comments: “I’ve often wondered where all those notes are coming from when the inspiration suddenly hits me in one of those magical moments when I just have to start writing a new song. Maybe I have a huge library of notes that I’ve collected during all my life, hidden somewhere in my sub-consciousness.

“Maybe these notes have been played before and then they just vanish in the air. After slumbering for many years, they suddenly wake up eager to start a new life and to form new combinations, and so they guide me through the writing process.”

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Children of the Sounds 11:31
2. On The Edge of New Horizons 17:10
3. Like A Serpentine 12:52
4. The Shadowy Sunlight 6:57
5. What’s Behind The Fields 9:31

Check out “Children of the Sounds” here:

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Debut Album ‘Evil Beyond’ Announced By The Sanity Days

Formed in mid-2011 by Grim Reaper frontman Steve Grimmett and three ex-Onslaught members (Steve Grice, Jase Stallard and Al Jordan), The Sanity Days was created with the intention of playing the 1989 Onslaught album “In Search of Sanity” live in its entirety, mainly for a bit of fun and nostalgia. After playing several successful shows around the world, numerous discussions and with a longer term plan in sight, the band decided it was time to start writing their own material. Fourteen months and six new songs later a deal was struck with Candlelight Records, with the result – the debut album “Evil Beyond.” The album will be issued on February 23rd.

“Evil Beyond” consists of ten tracks of original material intended to “reach in and touch your your very soul with chilling interweaving melodies and haunting yet heavy rhythms that stick in your mind.”

The track list for the album is:

1. Genesis
2. Charlie
3. Satan’s Blood
4. My Last Words
5. Evil Beyond Belief
6. Ruler Of Eternity
7. My Demon Mind
8. Broken Wings
9. Closer To The Edge
10. Firestorm

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New Album From Temperance Expected In March 2015

Italian melodic metal act Temperance will release the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album (see review here) on March 31, 2015 via Scarlet Records.

After having shared the stage with Within Temptation, Korpiklaani, Elvenking and many others, including one European and one US tour, the band has just entered the studio to record 13 new tracks, which will be included in the new album.

Guitarist Marco Pastorino commented: “After 6 very intense months, during which we played as many shows as we could, we immediately wanted to go back to the studio to start writing again, and we came up with a bunch of new songs that are even more dynamic, heavy and inspired than those of our debut album. Our goal is to evolve constantly, we look forward to sharing our new music with our fans.”

More information on the album, including the title, artwork and track list, is expected very soon.

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Blynd Writing New Songs For Upcoming Album

Cyprus act Blynd has announced the band is beginning to write new material to follow the “Punishment Unfolds” release (reviewed here). The band comments:

“Well its always great to play home! Thank you all for coming last night and moshing with us until the end (even if it was on a Monday night) you where amazing! We would like to thank also the great En Psychro, our new brothers Desert Near The End, and of course the great crew (you know who you are).

“We will take some days of and after that we gonna hit our studio to start writing the new material for our next album, we will though announce one more concert to promote The Punishment album most likely to be in the great city of Larnaca, its being to long to play there! Cheers everybody!!”

You can check out the band’s music by listening to three songs off the latest album at this location.

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Terror To Record New Album In May

L.A. hardcore act Terror has issued the following brief announcement online via Facebook about gearing up to record a new album next year:

“Looks like we’re hittin the studio in May to record a new album!”

The band also commented earlier in the week:

“Tonight was our last show of 2011! Thanks to Joe for the great show in Philly and big thanks to everyone who made this such a great year for Terror. We’re not slowing down though. We’re going home for the holidays to start writing for our next record and to prepare for the Persistence Tour in Europe this January with Biohazard and Suicidal Tendencies See you soon.”

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Hostile Cell Bassist Martin Söderqvist Forming New Band

Sweden’s Hostile Cell officially called it quits back in April, and since then bassist Martin Söderqvist has been working with new band Debbie Ray. Martin has now issued the following announcement about forming another group:

“Apart from playing with Debbie Ray, which is pretty much standing still right now because we are in the process of a slow recording, I am in planning mode for a brand new band.

“The drummer will most likely be H-Can from Debbie Ray, and that’s all I know right now. It will definitely be music that is unsensitive to trends, something that I want to play for the sake of creating good, hard music.

“Rock n hardcore, we’ll see what comes out of our twisted minds once we start writing material. Right now I’ve just started looking around for a guitarist.”

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