Nervosa Announces Music Video “Raise Your Fist” Contest

Brazilian thrash metal favourites Nervosa has announced a contest for fans to be included in their upcoming new music video for the song, “Raise Your Fist.” A post from the band detailing the information reads as follows:

“WANNA BE ON OUR NEW VIDEOCLIP?

“We are going to release a new videoclip for the song ‘Raise Your Fist’ and we want you to be in it!

“The song talks about protest, equality and the fight for rights. If you feel you relate to the subject and wanna join the video, the rule is pretty simple:

“- send us a pic with your raised arm and your fist clenched – the wide known symbol of solidarity, support and resistance.
– besides sending it to us, post this very same pic on your timeline or stories, using the hashtag ‘raiseyourfistnervosa’ and tag the band’s official profile.
– think of something that makes your pic interesting and meaningful.
– Pics will only be accepted of they are shot in high quality and sent to this email, besides being posted on your socials -> raiseyourfist_nervosa@hotmail.com

“The most creative ones will have the chance to be on the video!”

“Raise Your Fist” comes from Nervosa’s latest studio album, “Downfall Of Mankind,” which was released through Napalm Records last year. It’s their third album following “Victim Of Yourself” and “Agony.”

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Surrender Of Divinity Frontman Murdered By Fan

As reported by the Bangkok Post and Death Metal Underground, a self-styled Satanist posted on his Facebook page that he was the one who murdered Samong ‘Avejee’ Traisattha, bassist/vocalist of Thailand black metal band Surrender Of Divinity.

Jaruvan Surapol, 34, the musician’s wife, told police that the killer was Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn, a fan of her husband’s band. Prakarn had gone to the singer’s house on Wednesday night to screen print some shirts and have a few beers. After the wife had put her child to bed, she went to check on her husband and encountered him stabbed over thirty times. Prakarn then posted the following litany on Facebook:

“I have intended to end my life since I was 25. Because I’ll die eventually, I want to drag down those who tarnish Satanism with me. But I refrained from killing women and children,” he wrote.

“In my view, I have more respect for devoted Buddhists, Christians and Muslims than those who call themselves Satanists without knowing anything about it,” he wrote. “If I did not kill him, I’m sure he would be murdered by someone else later.”

‘Maleficent Meditation’ (Prakarn’s FB name) concluded that people who do not have faith in Satan should not call themselves Satanists. He also said he hoped he would be with Satan after he died. He also uploaded a photo of the grisly crime scene to his timeline.

Surrender Of Divinity issued the following statement on its band page:

“Avajee, our Black Vomitor/Bass Thunder and most importantly our blood-brother has passed away yesterday by a cruel murderer. No words can express about this lost in our horde. Have a rest down there brother! May our blackest flames blazing bright forever!”

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Monsterworks Issues Bonus Track “Vaporized”

Following good reviews for the new Monsterworks epic “Earth,” the band is releasing a bonus track for free download to compliment the digital release. The track “Vaporized” is available here for streaming and download at this location.

Vocalist/Guitarist Jon says: “This track is essential for completion of the timeline of the album because whereas the rest of the songs are about the birth and development of our planet, this one is about the end of the world….when it is expected that the Sun will expand to a red giant in a few billion years and ‘vaporize’ the Earth.

But that is a long way away….so in the meantime, have a nice day. Despite the grim subject matter it is a bit of a fun song using a riff we used to joke around with in the jam room at least ten years ago. It sounds like Celtic Death-Techno.”

“Earth” is available through all the usual digital outlets and with a digipak CD signed/numbered edition with lyric book (and two bonus tracks) available direct from the band via its webstore. A set of visuals to accompany the title track of the album is posted below.

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Festival Booker Tells Story of Danzig Fiasco

Danzig played a short set at Fun Fun Fest on November 4th, 2011. The ex-Samhain/Misfits crooner scheduled an hour-and-a-half set of Danzig, Misfits and Samhain material, but only played two Misfits songs. On Fun Fun Fun Fest’s Face Book page, Graham, the festival booker, comments on what maybe the concert fiasco of the year

“Hi. I book the fest. Those that are hating could NOT be more wrong. Yes, someone has your money and ripped you off. His name is Glenn. Stop by his house in LA with some kitty litter in trade for your refund, but we still had to pay him and he didn’t deserve it after what he pulled. Here is how it went down…check the timeline:

-Glenn flies in this morning and says he has a cold and doesn’t want feel like playing the show. he demands french onion soup and vitamins brought to his hotel suite. He wants to soup now and wants it hot. we get it.
-Glenn says it’s freezing in Austin and he can’t go on. says it’s going to be 28 degrees tonight and he won’t perform (keep in mind, it’s currently 71 and sunny with a night forecast of maybe 50+). He says we have to move the show/festival inside if we want him to play (obviously, that’s not possible).
-We rent stage heaters (no other bands, Public Enemy, MCD, Passion Pit, etc need or want heaters on stage…it’s warm up there and not cold out) for Glenn per demand, as well as bring in an onsite doctor to make him happy and be there if his cold doesn’t go away.
-Agents and Managers assure us he’s going to play now.
-Glenn’s band/crew arrive before him in the afternoon and load gear. They said it all works, they get up the Danzig banner, check lights, are happy.
-Glenn arrives at 7:45 (half hour before showtime, they go on at 8:15 exactly and have a 90 min set…park curfew by the city/police is 10pm sharp)…when he arrives, he says he’s not going to play. (He) Says he doesn’t like how the banners are hung on stage and doesn’t like the lighting or stage size (all this was advanced in email and phone well in advance and the band/crew loaded in mid day and were happy with it and said it would work…stage wasn’t small at all). He wouldn’t leave his trailer to go look at the stage, though, so the lighting company drew up specs for him to look at of the stage lighting 50 feet from his trailer and brought it to him to look over and prove him wrong.

-In the meantime, Glenn’s bodyguard gets pushy (literally) with Murder City Devils manager and tells them they can’t have their friends watch MCD from stage and wants them to cut their set. (Then) kicks them off stage and gets physical with the band and stafff….oh, also Danzig says he’s just as big as Slayer and Slayer is playing a bigger stage on Sunday and that’s bullshit and wants to play the same stage slayer is playing…or won’t play. makes him look bad.
-It’s now 8:15 and time for them to go on. The band is ready, corpse make ups done, guitars tunes. Glenn says he’s not playing and that it’s too cold outside. he said big stages should have windscreen so wind can’t blow on him from the side. The stage managers then goes and gets tarps and tarp the entire side of the stage so now wind will hit him.
-It’s now 8:40. we explain that it’s cutting into the set and he’s going to have cut the 90 min set if he doesn’t play soon, as park curfew is 10. He says he doesn’t feel like playing. says “I got a death bug. if i go on stage and get sick, I’ll die. I’m not getting sicker for this show” (NOTE: he totally looks and seems fine…no coughing, no paleness, no vomiting, just some balding and a gut, from what i can tell). We get the Dr. and he says he can do a b12 shot or anything he needs if he feels bad…Danzig says he only treats illnesses naturally, so won’t do that. We finally get him to agree to play and have already informed his crew that it’s only 60 mins (9pm at this point) and they start cutting some songs from the set list, so they can still do Misfits, but obviously didn’t cut enough.
-They went on almost and hour late due to the HANDS DOWN biggest rock star moment we’ve ever dealt with and then he tries to start a riot and blames the fest, the city, the cops and everyone, but himself. goes backstage and tries to fight a few ppl and get in the van and leaves.
The end…. we’re bummed to. we wanted to hear Skulls.”

Check back in to Metal Underground for the show report of not only this performance, but all three days of the festival. Believe it not, there are bands playing the festival other than Danzig.

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Aurora Borealis Posts Entire Discography For Free Download

Death metal band Aurora Borealis has decided to make their entire discography available for free download. The band comments:

“There are tons of people out there can simply cannot afford to buy cds in these tough times. Of course we will still continue to sell hard copies of the CDs that are still available to those people who collect cds, or want the hard copies. I made this decision after the success we had from offering the new Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything cd as a free download. The response was overwhelming from people who appreciated the gesture. We hope our fans enjoy this. We know some of our first few albums are very hard to find and are pretty expensive. There are still people out there that do not feel right stealing or downloading an album illegally so we want to make it easy for them without breaking the law.”

The following albums are available as high quality MP3s here:

TIMELINE: The Beginning And End Of Everything (2011)
RELINQUISH (2006)
TIME UNVEILED (2002)
NORTHERN LIGHTS (2000)
PRAISE THE ARCHAIC LIGHTS EMBRACE (1998)
MANSIONS OF ETERNITY (1996)
COVERING THE SKIES (Complilation of Cover Songs)

Check out the teaser for “Timeline: The Beginning And The End Of Everything” below:

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