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Obituary are offering the first full-length stream of a new track from their coming album “Inked In Blood“. You can check out “Visions In My Head” from the crowdfunded outing below. Relapse will handle the October 28th release of that effort.

Meanwhile, a deluxe edition of the album is also being offered with re-recorded versions of “Intoxicated‘ and “Bloodsoaked” included as bonus tracks. Those two new versions were recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL with Jim Morris behind the boards.

Pre-orders for “Inked In Blood” and its various formats can be found here. The group will also be touring extensively this fall, including this trek with Carcass and more, followed by this run with Death (DTA) and others.
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Fit For A King have premiered a lyric video for their song “A Greater Sense Of Self” via Altpress.com. Below you can find that video, with the song due to appear on the bands new album “Slave To Nothing“. Solid State will release that effort on October 14th with it due to feature the following track listing:

01 – “Kill The Pain
02 – “Young & Undeserving
03 – “Slave To Nothing” (feat. Mattie Montgomery of For Today)
04 – “Break Away
05 – “Hooked
06 – “Selfish Eyes
07 – “A Greater Sense Of Self
08 – “Forever Unbroken
09 – “Imposter
10 – “Cleanse My Soul
11 – “The Final Thoughts Of A Dying Man

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Periphery Guitarist Jake Bowen’s Job Now Officially In “Grand Theft Auto V”

Periphery guitarist Jake Bowen has gotten himself into the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game, in a manner of speaking. Rockstar Games have just verified Bowen‘s “Rail Yard, Railed Out” job for inclusion in the online component of the game. The official description on that reads as follows:

“Regular viewers of the Rockstar Games Twitch channel may remember this Job from our July 11th live stream, created by guitarist slash devoted GTA Online player, Jake Bowen from prog-metal band Periphery. Jake has added props sparingly to maintain the exposed, dangerous middle ground of the train yards, while teams spawn at either end. Stay close to your Crew and resist the urge to hammer the sprint button along the trainyards, as a stealthy approach will yield kills on unsuspecting foes crossing the tracks. Those with a steady aim might want to head to the rooftop, grab the Sniper Rifle and pick off anyone attempting to dash between cover spots.”

Rockstar Games regularly updates the online component of the game with a select handful of jobs created by users, with Bowen‘s being lucky enough to make the cut.

The Acacia Strain, The Plot In You, Etc. Fall Tour Rumored

The Acacia Strain, The Plot In You and Cane Hill will apparently be touring together prior to The Acacia Strain‘s upcoming run with Emmure and more. At least one of the below dates will be a part of The Acacia Strain‘s as-yet unannounced CD release tour for their new album “Coma Witch“, out October 14th. That trek is set to take place October 08th-15th. Here’s what’s leaked out so far:

10/15 Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom (feat. Gideon)
10/16 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
10/17 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
10/18 Tallahassee, FL – Pug’s Live
10/21 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
10/22 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
10/23 Covington, KY – Legend’s Bar & Grill
10/24 Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
10/25 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
10/26 Buffalo, NY – Studio At Waiting Room

Butcher Babies Cover The Osmonds, ZZ Top & More On “Uncovered” EP

The Butcher Babies are plotting September 30th release for a new covers EP that has been christened “Uncovered“. Each band member chose a track to record for the effort, which was produced by Logan Mader (DevilDriver, Gojira) and run as follows:

01 – “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” (ZZ Top cover)
02 – “They’re Coming To Take Me Away” (Napolean XIV cover)
03 – “Don’t Give A Fuck
04 – “Crazy Horses” (The Osmonds cover)
05 – “Pussy Whipped

The official press release didn’t specify the more ambigously named covers so you can guess for yourself whether “Pussy Whipped” is a Stormtroopers Of Death or Steel Panther, etc. cover.

Vocalist Carla Harvey said of her choice:

“It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was ‘They’re Coming to Take Me Away‘ by Napolean XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat…”

The bands other vocalist Heidi Shepherd stated of her selection:

“As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents’ albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That’s when I came across ‘Crazy Horses‘ by The Osmonds; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it’s still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah.”

The cover art for the release can be seen after the break, while pre-orders can be obtained here.
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Unearth confirmed the rumors surrounding their new album today. That Mark Lewis (DevilDriver, Whitechapel) produced effort will indeed be titled “Watchers Of Rule” and is scheduled for an October 28th release on eOne Music.

Accompanying the announcement is word of ‘The Hell Or High Wattage Tour‘, which will find the group paired with Darkest Hour, Carnifex, Origin, I, The Breather and Black Crown Initiate. Dates for that run include:

10/13 Montreal, QC- Les Foufounes Electriques
10/14 Ottawa, On – Mavericks
10/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/16 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
10/17 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/18 Worcester, MA – Palladium (‘Rock N’ Shock Festival‘) (no Black Crown Initiate)
10/19 New York, NY – Studio At Webster Hall
10/20 Springfield, VA – Empire
10/21 Covington, KY – Madison Theater
10/22 Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s

Cavalera Conspiracy Detail New Album “Pandemonium”

Cavalera Conspiracy have revealed the details for their new album “Pandemonium“. That effort represents a turn back towards the Cavalera brothers’ heavier, ahem, roots and will be released November 04th on Napalm Records. You can find the cover art and track listing below while a stream of the new track “Bonzai Kamakazi” can be heard here.

01 – “Babylonian Pandemonium
02 – “Banzai Kamakazi
03 – “Scum
04 – “I, Barbarian
05 – “Carmunhao
06 – “Apex Predator
07 – “Insurrection
08 – “Not Losing The Edge
09 – “Father Of Hate
10 – “The Crucible
11 – “Deus Ex Machina
12 – “Porra

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Dope Release Music Video For New Track “Selfish”

Dope are preparing a new album titled “Bloodmoney” for a spring release on eOne Music and have just released a new single from it titled “Selfish“. A digital single for that track is presently available on iTunes, etc., while the following music video for it premiered via Loudwire. Band frontman Edsel Dope directed the clip himself. As previously reported, the band will soon be out on the road with (hed)p.e.
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Shadows Fall Members Planning To Continue Making Music After Hiatus

With Shadows Fall planning to step down from touring, fans & friends have been asking members of the band of their future plans. Frontman Brian Fair intends to continue making music, while drummer Jason Bittner expects to continue recording with various other outfits and potentially land another gig:

“Lots of people asking me questions and such…………not really much to report right now, the press release says it all……………it’s not the happiest decision I’ve had to make in my life, but it is what it is……….in the menatime I’ll continue to work with TOXIK Metal and Stigmata but will definitley be looking for “other playing/touring /recording options.””

Architects, Every Time I Die, Blessthefall & Counterparts European/UK Tour

Architects will headline the following European/UK tour early next year with Every Time I Die, Blessthefall and Counterparts opening the bill.

02/16 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
02/17 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
02/18 Prague, CZE – Futurum
02/19 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/20 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
02/21 Roncade, ITA – New Age Club
02/22 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
02/23 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
02/24 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
02/25 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
02/26 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
02/27 Leipzig, GER – Taubchenthal
02/28 Berlin, GER – C-Club
03/01 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/03 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
03/04 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
03/05 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
03/06 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
03/08 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
03/09 Bristol, UK – Anson Rooms
03/10 Manchester, UK – Ritz
03/11 Glasgow, UK – ABC
03/12 Birmingham, UK – Institute
03/13 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
03/14 London, UK – Roundhouse

The Contortionist Debut “Language I: Intuition” Music Video

The Contortionist have debuted their music video for their current single, “Language I: Intuition” via Altpress.com. You can also set your eyes to the clip after the break. The band will release their new album “Language” on September 16th through eOne Music/Good Fight Music.
click here for the video…