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Emerging from its self-imposed solitude, atmospheric black metal entity Laster will travel from its Dutch homeland to Germany later this year for its first ever live performance. Scheduled for Saturday, December 21st, Laster’s live debut will take place at Musikbunker Aachen in Aachen, Germany

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Georgia’s experimental, apocalyptic punk rock band Circle Takes The Square has announced the new album “Decompositions: Volume 1″ will be released tomorrow, December 21st via the band’s own Gatepost Recordings. The album will be available digitally for a “pay what you like” price via Bandcamp here.

Over two years in the making, “Decompositions: Volume 1″ is CTTS’s first new album in over eight years, a follow up to 2004’s “As the Roots Undo.” Stream “Chapter I: RITES OF INITIATION” from “Decompositions: Volume 1″ in the player below.

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Anthony Stubelek at Rockstudio in Brunswick, GA, “Decompositions: Volume I” is a collection of songs comprised of three central musical narratives. Each composition maintains its own identity and story arc, while also playing an integral role in the overarching plotline that unfolds throughout the Decompositions’ two chapters. The following press release was issued about the album:

“In Chapter 1: RITES OF INITIATION, CTTS push their intricate and circuitous writing style to it’s furthest reaches, evoking labyrinthine soundscapes and psychological/visionary imagery in songs like ‘WAY OF EVER-BRANCHING PATHS’ and ‘SPIRIT NARRATIVE’ – all within an eclectic yet cohesive collage of punk, metal and even indie sounds.

“In Chapter 2: TOTEM POLARIS, CTTS breaks ground in new territories, often only hinted at in their past work. What may have been a fleeting moment of crushing sludge, or straight-forward thrash in their previous compositions, becomes the keystone in songs like ‘Arrowhead As Epilogue’ and ‘Singing Vengeance Into Being,’ where the prog-influenced nuances of Chapter 1 are still present, but used primarily as embellishments rather than foundations. Earthy overtones and esoteric references swirl around within the angular dirges Circle Takes the Square has conjured up in Decompositions: Volume 1, wherein the least expected sounds and passages (to those already initiated into the realm of CTTS), seem to ensure the band’s commitment to challenging themselves and their fans, with continued experiments inside the beautifully dark universe they’ve manifested.”

The track listing is:

Chapter I: Rites of Initiation
I. Enter By The Narrow Gates
II. Spirit Narrative
III. Way of Ever-Branching Paths
IV. The Ancestral Other Side

Chapter II: Totem Polaris
V. Prefaced By The Signal Fires
VI. A Closing Chapter (Scarlet Rising)
VII. Singing Vengeance Into Being
VIII. Arrowhead As Epilogue
IX. North Star, Inverted

Decompositions – Vol I. Chapter 1. Rites of Initiation by Circle Takes the Square

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Connecticut power metal band Symphony Of Malice has unleashed its first official video for the track “Nothing Left in Us.” Check out the video below. The Meriden natives are also streaming the track “War Conspiracy” over on their Facebook page, a song which will appear on their first full-length “Judgement Day – The Aftermath.” Symphony Of Malice also has two shows coming up, one for It’s A Metal Christmas Show at The Room in Brookfield, CT on December 21st and another event titled Aftermath on the 22nd at the El’N’Gee Club in New London.

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Italian heavy metal pioneers Astaroth have announced the release of their first ever full-length album, entitled “The End of Silence,” through She Wolf Records on December 21st.

Produced by the band’s bassist Saverio “Shining” Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci in Los Angeles, “The End of Silence” marks the band’s first new output since the 1985 cult classic “The Long Loud Silence” mini-LP, and reunites original members Principini, guitarist Max Cipicchia and drummer Jan D’Amore, with American born newcomer Ace Alexander handling vocal duties in place of original frontman Bob Cattani.

“This is the album we were supposed to make after ‘The Long Loud Silence’ but didn’t get the chance to for a myriad of reasons,” states Principini. “All of the songs we’ve recorded for ‘The End of Silence’ were originally written in the mid 80′s as we prepared for our second record. Luckily, we found a bunch of old murky live tapes which helped reignite our collective memories. Even though it’s now a quarter century later and everything’s changed so much, we feel that these recordings very much embody the original Astaroth spirit. This has been a total labor of love for all of us and we can’t wait to share this with our old fans as well as hopefully make a few new ones along the way.”

Excerpts of all the songs can be heard at the band’s official website here. The track listing is as follows:

01. My Sleeping Beauty
02. Dilemma
03. Nero’s Fire
04. Apocalypse in the Living Room
05. The Siren Song
06. Dreams Die First
07. Stand or Fall Together
08. In Spite of Destiny
09. Mystic As Tarot
10. Chainless Slaves

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The new Superhorrorfuck EP ‘Gore-Geous Dead’ will be released on December 21st in collaboration with logic(il)logic Records and Atomic Stuff Promotion.

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Equal Vision Records is proud to announce the release of a new compilation album, New Sounds 2011, featuring Chiodos, We Came As Romans, Pierce The Veil, and more!

New Sounds 2011 is now available for pre-order on iTunes and will be released digitally Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, for just $2.99. The album’s complete tracklisting can be seen below.

Tracklisting

1. Chiodos – Caves
2. Mozart Season – Famous Last Words (You’re Nothing Without Me)
3. We Came As Romans – To Plant A Seed
4. Life On Repeat – Separation
5. Wild Orchid Children – Gasoline Rainbows (Jesus Is A Black Man)
6. Pierce The Veil – Caraphernelia
7. ORBS – The Northwestern Bearitories B: Kid Cancer
8. Places And Numbers – Notes From The Dead Zone
9. The Dear & Departed – Tambourine Love
10. This Time Next Year – New Sensation
11. Texas In July – Hook, Line and Sinner
12. Isles & Glaciers – Empty Sighs & Wine

Here’s a hint, most labels release these for free

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Equal Vision Records: New Sounds 2011 – posted on 2010-12-20 23:03:45


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The case against rocker Sebastian Bach, the former lead singer of the 1980s heavy metal band Skid Row, was briefly addressed in court Tuesday.

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The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia was home to a different kind of congregation on December 10th, 2009 as Municipal Waste came to town to party and cause a little havoc along the way. Grindcore juggernauts Brutal Truth and Phobia added to the mayhem, as did the old-school heavy metal styling of up-and-comers Cauldron. The show, played in a basement that was more suited for Bingo Night than a metal concert, was packed full of young and eager metalheads, as an air of sweat, beer and vomit permeated the nostrils. It was a madhouse of astronomical proportions, one that would have had the nuns screaming for the hills.

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Municipal Waste Concert Review originally appeared on About.com Heavy Metal on Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 00:47:51.

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