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The official lyric video for the song “Alive” from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the new progressive metal band formed by lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (GOD FORBID, HIMSA, WARREL DANE), drummer Van Williams (NEVERMORE, ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL) and vocalist Adōn Fanion, can be seen below.

The band’s sound features technical and groove metal elements, highlighted by Adōn‘s powerful clean vocals, Van‘s tasteful rhythms and Matt‘s melodic and intricate guitar solos.

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS has finished writing material for its as-yet-untitled debut full-length album and is currently working with Grammy-winning producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, HALL & OATES, NILE).

In order to get this project off to a great start, GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is reaching out to fans to help fund the album by use of popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter. The campaign has been launched and offers pre-sales of the album, merchandise and many other perks, including one-on-one Skype video lessons, guest performances on your band’s album, being drawn into the band’s album artwork, and more. Pledge here, but hurry, the pledging period ends in 30 days.

Guitarist Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) last year announced his departure from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS in order to focus entirely on making a new ARMAGEDDON album.

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Ghost Ship Octavius is a progressive metal band formed in 2012 by lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, HIMSA, Warrel Dane), drummer Van Williams (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares, Pure Sweet Hell) and vocalist Adon Fanion. Take a listen to the band’s new track “Alive” via a lyric video below

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Battle Beast: ALL THE METULZ

Leather-clad power metal Finns Battle Beast come to England alongside Powerwolf and Ashes Of Ares to take over the London Underworld on Friday (September 27). We asked the band which influences have made them tick over the years…

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Matt Barlow, formerly of Iced Earth is back with a new group, Ashes of Ares. New self-titled album out now. Order it here.

The post ASHES OF ARES "This Is My Hell" video appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Ashes Of Ares, featuring Ex-Iced Earth members Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales and Nevermore drummer Van Williams, posted a new music video for the track “This Is My Hell.” The song appears on the band’s new self-titled debut release, which is out now through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.   For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

September 17, 2013
American Sharks - American Sharks (The End)
Anathema - Universal DVD (Kscope)
Ashes Of Ares - Ashes Of Ares (Nuclear Blast)
Bombus - The Poet And The Parrot (Century Media)
Carcass - Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
The Charm The Fury - A Shade of My Former Self (Pavement)
Cult Of Luna - Vertikal II EP (Density)
Damnations Day - Invisible, The Dead (Nightmare)
Deaf Havana - Old Souls (Razor & Tie)
Deals Death - Point Zero Solution (Spinefarm)
The Devil Wears Prada - 8:18 (Roadrunner)
Eyes Set To Kill - Masks (Century Media)
Felix Martin - The Scenic Album (Prosthetic)
Grave - Morbid Ascent EP (Century Media)
Grave Miasma - Odori Sepulcrorum (Profound Lore)
Gwar - Battle Maximus (Metal Blade)
Haken - The Mountain (Inside Out)
Incredible Me - Est. 2012 (Razor & Tie)
Means End - The Didact Re-Release (Rogue)
Mindcage - Our Own Devices (Kinematic)
Pinkish Black - Razed To The Ground (Century Media)
The Persevering Promise - An Illusion In Shambles (Pavement)
Ringworm - Bleed EP (Relapse)
Satyricon - Satyricon (Nuclear Blast)
Season Of Mourning - Salvation (Toil)
Seidr - Ginnungagap (Bindrune(
Siren’s Cry - Scattered Horizons (Nightmare)
A Storm Of Light - Nations To Flames (Southern Lord)
Stray From The Path - Anonymous (Sumerian)
Subrosa - More Constant Than The Gods (Profound Lore)
Taberah - Necromancer (Dust On The Tracks)
Tyr - Valkyrja (Metal Blade)
Ulcerate - Vermis (Relapse)
Windhand - Soma (Relapse)
Wolvserpent - Perigaea Antahkarana (Relapse)

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ProgPower USA XIV happened last week at the legendary Center Stage theater in Atlanta, GA and Metal Injection was there snapping photos of the likes of Sabaton, Armored Saint, Circus Maximus, Xandria, Ashes of Ares, Wolf, Wolverine, Heaven's Cry and more. Check out the epic photo gallery here.

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After departing Iced Earth, Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales formed Ashes of Ares along with drummer Van Williams. Their self-titled debut album will be released next week. Vidales, who played both guitar and bass on the album, fills us in on how the band got together, the recording of the album, their recent first live shows, upcoming tour plans, how he occupies his time on the road and other topics.

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The official lyric video for the song “Over The Top” from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s self-titled sophomore album, which entered the official chart in the band’s home country at position No. 5. Released in Europe on May 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced and mixed by the band at JKB Studios in Helsinki and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The cover artwork was created by Claudio Bergamin (HALFORD, ARJEN A. LUCASSEN, MAGICA).

Comments the band: “Over the top — words to live by! This song perfectly sets the tone for our upcoming metal crusade next month.

“We’re stoked to get back on the streets and tour with all these great bands [POWERWOLF, MAJESTY, ASHES OF ARES and WISDOM]. It’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be metal and it sure the hell is gonna be OVER THE TOP!! See you all next month!”

BATTLE BEAST last fall parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and replaced her with Noora Louhimo.

In an interview with Metal Divas, Noora explained how she ended up fronting BATTLE BEAST: “Last September (2012), I got a call from Anton [Kabanen, guitar] that they want me to join BATTLE BEAST. I had heard their music and loved the sound and the vocals, so the next day I called Anton and said I’m in.

Anton found me by accident on YouTube when he was searching for the new vocalist. He had been looking for a vocalist — male or female; [it did not] matter. The only thing that mattered was can that [he or she could] sing his songs without compromises.

“I’ve been singing since I was 4 years old. While being a huge fan of heavy metal of ’80s and a teenager, I had some classical singing lessons when I was 16 years old. Then at the age of 19, I started studying music in pop/jazz line. At the same time, I started doing some jam sessions at bars. There I found my first band (ADMIRAL OCTOPUS) in the blues bar. We used to play rock and blues music from ’60s-’70s and Janis Joplin was the reason I got the rasp in my voice. After ADMIRAL OCTOPUS, in 2011, I took part in a singing competition (‘Wanna Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’) at Henry’s Pub of Tampere and won it with Janis Joplin‘s ‘Piece Of My Heart’. That’s how my single ‘Relax’ was born.”

BATTLE BEAST‘s debut album, “Steel” — which was originally released in Finland in 2011 via Hype Records — was made available internationally on January 27, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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After releasing new album “Preachers of the Night” ( reviewed here ), Powerwolf will hit the road again at the end of September with Majesty and Battle Beast.

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