Suidakra To Release Acoustic Album, “Cimbric Yarns”

German folk metal veterans Suidakra has announced that they will be releasing an acoustic album entitled, “Cimbric Yarns.” The album will be released on November 16th through AFM Records and you can check out a video teaser for the record below. The band has also revealed the cover artwork for the album, which can also be seen below. Despite the acoustic release, Suidakra are also working on a new album in their usual style, which is expected to be released next year.

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Anubis Gate Finishes Recording New Album

Anubis Gate has wrapped up work on a new album to follow 2014’s “Horizons.” The band just issued this brief statement:

“Jacob Hansen and Kim on their usual end of mix selfie. Meaning NEW ANUBIS GATE ALBUM IS FINISHED. And it is sounding bloody fantastic.”

For more pics from the recording process for the upcoming album, head over to the Anubis Gate Facebook profile here.

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Ihsahn Performs New Song “My Heart Is Of The North” Live

Following Emperor’s “In The Nightside Eclipse” 20th anniversary shows, Ihsahn announced he was getting back to work on new solo material and would be doing new live shows without his usual backing band Leprous.

One of those shows took place in Canada recently at Heavy Montreal, where Ihsahn unveiled a new track titled “My Heart Is Of The North.” Give it a listen below (thanks to Metal Injection). While there’s some odd proggy psychedelia, it sounds like this one won’t be the unlistenable overly experimental train wreck that was “Das Seelenbrechen” (reviewed here).

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Vanhelga Spreading Some “Happiness” With New Album

Sweden’s Vanhelga, one of the more extreme and uncompromising exponents of DSBM, is set to release a digital mini-album on March 13th.

With the band’s sense of irony fully intact, the 5-track album is titled “Happiness” andwill be available at Bandcamp as well as from the usual digital distribution and streaming outlets.

The group comments: “This piece of art is an expression of using destructive tools like drugs and self-mutilation to be happy. Be happy with Vanhelga and stay positive!”

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Wolves In The Throne Room Ditches Black Metal For New Release “Celestite”

Cascadian outfit Wolves In The Throne Room is taking a break from the usual black metal and nearing the release of “Celestite,” an instrumental companion to the 2011 “Celestial Lineage” LP.

“Celestite” will see release in North America on July 8th through the band’s own newly forged label, Artemisia Records.

Today another track from the release has made its way online. Listen to “Initiation at Neudeg Alm” in the player below, thanks to You can also listen to the previously posted track “Celstite Mirror” at this location.

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Grave Miasma Releases 2XLP “Odori Sepulcrorum”

Profound Lore Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a 2xLP edition of “Odori Sepulcrorum” from Grave Miasma:

“The massive vinyl edition of the Grave Miasma’s ‘Odori Sepulcrorum’ masterpiece is finally released (after many of the usual delays at the plant that tend to plague us) and available to order.

“Packaging is pretty massive on this as you can see from the picture displayed: 2xLP (all on thick black vinyl), three-sided with a screen print design on the fourth side. Packaged in a triple-gatefold jacket and also comes with an eight-page booklet.”

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Leatherwolf Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For New Tour Dates

California triple axe attack Leatherwolf has launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign in support of current ”Unchained” touring activities, which includes a fall tour of the U.S. with Vicious Rumors and Seven Witches.

Drummer Dean Roberts states, “We’re taking Leatherwolf across the USA playing 40+ shows in cities we never played before and in cities we haven’t been to in a very long time. Hitting the road is a costly endeavor and our fan support through IndieGoGo will help us reach more fans and add even more shows.”

The IndieGoGo contributions will go towards advertising, PR, transportation, lodging, and merchandise. Aside from the usual crowd-funding offerings like signed CDs, posters and T-shirts, Leatherwolf is offering fans perks likes private music sessions. Get details at this location.

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Chronographs Releases New Music Video For "Opticks"

Chronographs has posted a new music video online, which is available below, and the band commented on the clip:

“Here is our brand new video for the single ‘Opticks,’; taken from ‘Nausea,’ out January 7th via Ghost Music! Pre-order a limited edition physical copy right here or digitally at all of the usual outlets.”

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