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Tesseract is gearing up for the release a new album and corresponding European tour. The band has been rehearsing nonstop and recently recorded footage from the practice space jamming on the track “Singularity.” Check out the clip below. “Singularity” is part of the “Of Energy” movement from new album “Altered State” and has been chosen as the first single and video off the album.

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Check out the Throw the Fight guys discussing their recent signing to Bullet Tooth and answering fan questions from their practice space in the video clip below. The band’s new album “What Doesn’t Kill Us” (Produced by John Feldmann) will be available everywhere June 5th, 2012. The track listing is as follows:

1. Bloodshot Eyes (Can’t Hide Your Lies)
2. Not So Hollywood
3. One Step Away
4. Makes Us Stronger
5. When the World Stops Spinning
6. Lifesaver
7. Run Away
8. Lights Out For Summer
9. (I Just) Died In Your Arms *Cutting Crew cover
10. You Can’t Swim With Concrete Shoes
11. Jealousy Was Her Name *Bonus track

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Today Demon Hunter is pleased to be unveiling the official video for “My Destiny,” filmed by director Robby Starbuck, whose credits range from Otep and August Burns Red to Smashing Pumpkins and Snoop Dog. “My Destiny” is off the new album “True Defiance,” due out April 10th, 2012.

“The storyline follows five teenagers as they try to make the most of their dull suburb community – skateboarding, hanging with friends, stirring up trouble, discovering music together. This was how a lot of us in the band grew up,” explains frontman Ryan Clark. “For the performance footage, we wanted to do something that hinted at the ‘early days’ of being in a band – rehearsing in a tiny, grungy practice space, inspirational posters on the wall, fluorescent lights overhead, minimal space, and lots of sweat.”

“‘My Destiny’ is about growing up and finding music that ultimately changes you,” Clark adds. “It’s about that definitive moment that I knew music would become an immeasurable part of my life.”

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Long Island hardcore/thrash hybrid, This Is Hell, has announced a string of U.S. tour dates in support of the band’s fourth studio album, “Black Mass.” The tour will kick off tomorrow night in Schenectady, N.Y., before wrapping up at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass. on April 20th.

The band has also released a music video for the song, “Demons,” which can be viewed below. Commented guitarist, Rick Jimenez, “In the downtime we just recently had, we blasted through a video for ‘Demons’ from the Black Mass album. The song is fast, raw and thrashy, so the video is fast, raw and thrashy, and it’s us just doing our thing in the practice space. We’re ready to explode back on the road in the States after our break and bring some ruckus!”

“Black Mass,” the follow-up to the 2010 release, “Weight of the World,” hit stores on October 11th via Rise Records.

3/16 – Schenectady, NY @ Presbyterian Church
3/17 – Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home
3/18 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick Lounge
3/19 – Chicago, IL @ The Viaduct Theatre
3/20 – Lacrosse, WI @ The Warehouse
3/21 – Saint Louis, MO @ Fubar
3/23 – Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
3/24 – Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
3/25 – Tupelo, MS @ The Spot
3/26 – Jackson, MS @ The Carter
3/27 – Tallahassee, FL @ Ghazi House
3/28 – Orlando, FL @ The Peacock Room
3/30 – Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
3/31 – Jacksonville, FL @ Warehouse 8-B
4/01 – Charleston, SC @ Jimbo’s Rock Lounge
4/02 – Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
4/03 – Raleigh, NC @ Divebar
4/04 – Greensboro, NC @ Glenwood Coffee & Books
4/05 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Downtown 34
4/06 – Lehighton, PA @ Erin’s On First
4/07 – Jersey City, NJ @ The Fort
4/13 – Newburgh, NY @ Pub 151
4/14 – Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple
4/15 – Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern
4/20 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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Exotic Animal Petting Zoo is ready to release the sophomore effort, “Tree of Tongues,” via Mediaskare Records on April 10th. “Tree of Tongues” was produced by Stephen Hawkes (Red Fang, Silent Civilian).

The first taste of the album is available now as MetalSucks premieres the track “Apis Bull” exclusively here. The following press release was also issued about Exotic Animal Petting Zoo:

“Back in 2008, the band launched their debut effort ‘I Have Made My Bed In Darkness’, which received praise from critics; the band hit the road for their first tour and things quickly started to fall apart. They returned home with no money or a place to live and head back out on the road on a DIY run of dates to try to make a profit. This allowed EAPZ to rent a practice space, which they also lived in, and begin to refocus on the band. The band then heads out on another tour and is forced to bang on their instrument cases on the street to make gas money and ultimately part ways with their guitarist.

“Exotic Animal Petting Zoo then returns to playing as a three-piece and still find more problems. Low on cash (and morale), the band is on the verge of breaking up until they get a random call from an interested musician and add guitarist Jeff Zampillo to their ranks. The band quickly connects with Jeff and their writing reaches new peaks. The band is finally ready to return to the studio and begin work on their next record but total their car (full of equipment) during a treacherous drive through a snowstorm between their homes in California and the studio in Portland that they were set to record at.

“Somehow, the band manages to escape the accident unscathed and finally make it to Portland; commencing work on what would become ‘Tree of Tongues’. What you hear is channeled aggression and a band that reaches new heights on this truly epic album. It is a story of survival and, for Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, a form of catharsis. ‘Tree of Tongues’ has been four years in the making but it’s well worth the wait. April 10th will see Exotic Animal Petting Zoo achieve the respect and recognition they deserve.”

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Kemado Records, home of The Sword, Saviours, Danava, and True Widow, has announced the signing of L.A. trio Moab. The band’s debut album, “Ab Ovo,” will see a August 16th release. “Ab Ovo” is “a dense, towering slab of majestic rock, compelling from the first
strum to the final gong hit,” according to the press release.

“Ab Ovo” was recorded almost entirely by the band members themselves at their own L.A. practice space (with the exception of “Dimensioner,” recorded by Mathias Schneeberger, known for his work with Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, and Electric Wizard). The cover artwork and layout comes courtesy of Paul Jeffrey (Pelican, Mouth of the Architect) and photographer Kyle Burns.

The tracklisting for “Ab Ovo” is as follows:

1. So On
2. Dimensioner
3. Sated
4. Staring Wall Pt 1
5. Staring Wall Pt 2
6. More Lore
7. Fembot
8. Unbeknownst
9. Lugh
10. Helios

Look for Moab on tour soon in support of Ab Ovo.

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Welcome to Beezlebub’s Cave, the downtown Miami practice space of grrrlcentric, sludge-metal trio Shroud Eater. Found at the end of an unlit driveway where hazy figures congregate along a…

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Instead of our usual Friday audio podcast, we’ve ramped it up a little bit in commemoration of our 20th anniversary celebration of “Headbangers Ball.” We’ve put together a video podcast for you, and not just any video podcast, a video podcast with Metallica founder Lars Ulrich that was shot at the band’s San Francisco practice space/hangout/home studio Metallica HQ.

During the interview, Ulrich talks about the birth of and enduring influence of “Headbangers Ball,” referencing ex-host Riki Rachtman and some of the highlights of the program; the uniting force of the program; and the importance of Metallica’s “One” video, which broke the band into the MTV world.

Ulrich also discusses the tremendous success of the band’s new record Death Magnetic, the perceived “failure” of its last album St. Anger, the decision to revisit elements from past releases for the new disc, what producer Rick Rubin brought to the band and the challenge and importance of relinquishing control and rolling with the punches. Click “here” to watch it all.

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