Korpiklaani Premiere New Song “Kotikonnut” From Upcoming New Album “Kulkija”

Korpiklaani premiere a new song entitled “Kotikonnut” (meaning Homestead in English), taken from their upcoming new album “Kulkija”, which will be out in stores September 7 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out now “Kotikonnut” below.

Explains Korpiklaani:

“During his journey, a wanderer yearningly looks back on his home, childhood and the beauty of everything. He remembers running with his girl on the meadow, believing it to last till the end of times. Although his home is now the road and a carriage run by joy, he will still always remember the happiness of his home and youth. At the time the moon was golden, shining everywhere at night, lighting up the otherwise dark countryside and the forest. The wanderer eventually accepts that everything that comes, will one day fade into a distant memory.”

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New Music Video “Tattered Wings” Issued By Amoth

Finnish progressive metal band Amoth released their second album “Revenge” in Europe today and will unleash it internationally on February 19th via Inverse Records.

“Revenge” is a continuum to the 2011 debut “Crossing Over,” which was well received around the globe. One common factor among critics was the “uniqueness” and “own sound” of Amoth’s music.

This time around the band keeps paving it’s own path and prove that Amoth belongs in the forefront of the Finnish progressive metal scene. With new singer Tomi Kurtti in the line-up all the pieces truly lock into place.

To celebrate the album release Amoth has released a new music video for the track “Tattered Wings,” which can be viewed in the player below.

The track list for “Revenge” is:

1. Die Young
2. …and So They Fueled These Veins with Chaos
3. Shadow of the Beast
4. Tattered Wings
5. For the Moon and Mercury
6. Till the End
7. Road to Ruins
8. Children of the Night
9. Revenge

Check out “Tattered Wings” here:

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Demise Of An Era Recruits Fill-In Bass Player

Demise Of An Era just issued the following announcement about temporarily parting ways with the band’s bassist and recruiting a fill-in member:

“On Monday, November 30th, our bassist Oscar will leave us to go on a journey that will last till the end of April. The band will still be playing shows and writing music and we will continue our work with a stand in bassist for the 5 months that Oscar will be gone!

“We wish him the best of luck and hope that he will have a great time during his trip. Here is a picture from our dinner earlier today, celebrating our friend before he leaves. Oscar will still be our permanent bassist and he will continue to work with us even though he will be gone for a couple of months.

“Cheers for all the support! We’ll get back to you with upcoming shows and other sick stuff soon! Take care!”

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New Lyric Video “Accept Yourself” Available From Lykaion

Italian progressive metal act Lykaion posted a new lyric video for the new track “Accept Yourself.” The song appears on the sophomore LP “Heavy Lullabies,” which was expected for release earlier in the year, but was pushed back. There is still no official release date set for the album.

“Heavy Lullabies” was recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studios in October 2013 and was produced by the band. The track list for the album is:

1. Heavy Lullaby
2. For Love
3. Anthem
4. I Don’t Love You Anymore
5. Waitin’
6. Smile
7. End of Time
8. Out of My Heart
9. Animal
10. Accept Yourself
11. ‘Till the End

Check out “Accept Yourself” here:

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Dead Shape Figure Posts Chinese Tour Footage

Dead Shape Figure has posted a video report online featuring clips of the band’s time in China last month, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the progress of a new album:

“Okay some major news: Our third-yet-untitled-album is not gonna be out during this year… It has not yet been mixed and the deadline is now till the end of next month. It’s kind of sad cause we really really wanted the album to be out before we go on tour with Iced Earth, Evergrey, and Steel Engraved on December but no can do. We are definitely gonna release some stuff during December but the actual album will be out later next year…”

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Miss May I Posts Vans Warped Tour Video Update

Troy, OH’s Miss May I has just posted a fourth official Vans Warped Tour video update, which can be viewed below. In addition, PureVolume.com has posted a video with responses to reader questions personally hand-picked and answered by singer Levi Benton, asked directly by other Warped Tour fans. Check out that video at this location.

Miss May I recently announced an upcoming headlining position on Alternative Press Magazine’s annual fall tour, The AP tour Fall 2012, sponsored by PeterSaysDenim. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Tour dates will be announced soon. Miss may I will receive direct support from California’s The Ghost Inside, melodic metal act Like Moths To Flames, Australia’s modern metal quintet The Amity Affliction, and technical metal up-and-comers Glass Cloud.

Miss May I’s most recent album, “At Heart,” was released on June 12th, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

8/04 -Redmond, WA (Seattle) @ Marymoor Park
8/05 -Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront

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Bethroned Posts "Maybe Tomorrow Never Arrives" Music Video Online

Croatian black metal act Bethroned has finished its first official video from the upcoming album “Tragedy of War…” You can check out the clip below, and the band also commented:

“The video for the song ‘Maybe Tomorrow Never Arrives’ tells a story about Nazi general responsible for killing people in concentration camps and a brave men that escaped his cruel hand. Also, this general represents all war criminals and men that escaped death camp represent all people that suffered in WWII. A lot of footage you see in this video is actual footage from war. Credit goes to Jonathan Wagner from WagnerMedia.

“Also, the band has finished working on a third full length conceptual album entitled ‘Tragedy of War…’ that will follow the story of a man from the beginning of his journey 1942. till the end 1945. Every song on this album will be a war poem, it will show the horrors of one man in war, the loss, despair and inability to change certain things… It will show the struggle of a man surrounded with death, failure and sadness?. For the first time ever, band uses real orchestra sounds for recording to create epic effect of battlefield and more. The album will be out in January of 2012.”

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Impale To Split With Drummer Phil Messina

Evergreen Park, IL based act Impale has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Phil Messina:

“Hey guys this is Phil. The band and I have been talking for the past few weeks, and I want to announce my intentions. I plan on playing the remaining shows for till the end of the year, possibly recording a few songs, and as of 2012 I will no longer be the drummer for Impale. I’ve decided I want to move on and try new things in my life, but that does not mean the band is finished.

“They are wanting to start auditioning new drummers as soon as possible, and continue to dominate the Chicago metal scene. I love all these guys, all of them are still my best friends, and I am not done supporting them. I am also by far NOT done with playing music or metal. I just want to see where life takes me, and try new things.

“Thank you to everyone who came and checked me out with this awesome and amazing band for the past 10ish years (yup that long!). Thank you to my best friends, the band, for making me grow as a musician and giving me opportunities that will stay with me forever. IF IT WASN’T FOR IMPALE, I WOULD NOT BE PLAYING MUSIC! Please still support them, support the scene, and audition for them. See you at the last few shows!

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Heaving Earth Parts Ways With Guitarist And Vocalist

Czech Republic based death metal band Heaving Earth has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Patrik Šnóbl and vocalist Michael “Sepp” Kusák:

“After 3 years of stage demolishing and other violent acts, Patrik has decided to leave Heaving Earth. We wish him all the best for his next life goals, be it whatever he wants to do…

“Mass devourer of souls and Heaving Earth vocalist Sepp also announced his departure from the band due to his other career goals, that do not allow him to be functional and active member of Heaving Earth in next few years. We respect his decision and wish him all the best. Can’t wait to hear some crushing death metal from Dubai, man!

“Sepp is gonna handle his vocal duties for all confirmed Heaving Earth gigs till the end of summer. New members to be announced soon… “

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