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GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, will release its sophomore album, “We’re All Gonna Die”, on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, who has previously worked with SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL and SOULFLY, among others.

Commented Dukes: “We called this album ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ because, for the most part, the lyrics are about the darker side of the existence of humans on this planet.

“The album as a whole is so diverse, drawing from our influences that we grew up on.

“We achieved our goal of creating something that we all are so proud of. I personally think this is the strongest vocal performance of my career, and as a band we can’t wait for the hard rock/metal world to hear this album.”

Added Zeuss: “This album is not an EXODUS clone. This is an album of music where five guys got together an explored our own roots of music, the records we grew up listening to and wrote songs paying homage to what we love.”

“We’re All Gonna Die” track listing:

01. Born To Serve
02. Prophets Of War
03. Self Destruction
04. Friendly Fire
05. Carny Love
06. Vegas
07. There Is No Hope
08. We’re All Gonna Die

GENERATION KILL‘s debut album, “Red White And Blood”, was released in September 2011. The CD was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for EXODUS“Let There Be Blood” and OVERKILL‘s “Ironbound” were previously laid down).

GENERATION KILL is:

Rob Dukes – Vocals
Rob Moschetti – Bass/Backing Vocals
Jason Trenczer – Lead Guitar
Jason Velez – Lead Guitar
James DeMaria – Drums

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In the second of eight installments, Enslaved bassist/vocalist/lyricist Grutle Kjellson and rhythm guitarist/songwriter/lyricist Ivar Bjørnson offer song commentaries on their trademarked Norwegian strain of progressive extreme metal that will be unveiled with their twelfth studio album, “RIITIIR.” The album is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Kjellson comments on “Death In The Eyes Of Dawn:”

“It is impossible for a band like ENSLAVED not to be inspired by Bathory! And we somehow always end up paying a little tribute to Quorthon on each album. Bathory is our musical roots, maybe more than any other band. On Axioma Ethica Odini, the song ‘Singular’ became ‘the Bathory song,’ and this time it was ‘Death In The Eyes Of Dawn’ that got that honor! The song changed a whole lot from the first sketches, partly because of mine and Herbrand’s vocal arrangements and partly because of co-producer Iver Sandøy´s crazy idea that the second theme in the song sounded very Beatles-like and thus we had to develop that theme in a more Beatles-like direction! We did so, and ended up sounding nothing like the Beatles whatsoever! Maybe the bass guitar does, but I doubt that Macca [McCartney] ever sounded like I do vocally… not even on the demos for Magical Mystery Tour. The lyrics are inspired by the idea of self-destruction and the final judgment (Ragnarok in the Norse Mythology). You can find in several of the different mythologies around the globe: the mutual fear of the ‘dark’ forces in cosmos.”

Bjørnson on “Death In The Eyes Of Dawn:”

“A great thing with writing music for ENSLAVED is how solid the core identity of the band is: there’s room for allowing quite ‘direct’ inspirations and references into the music, and it still comes out and across as ENSLAVED’s interpretations of the music we’re inspired by, rather than us trying to be someone else. The main theme of the song is a humble tribute to ‘Viking-era’ Bathory (Hammerheart and Twilight Of The Gods) without being anything else than pure ENSLAVED in my ears. The two singers are doing such a formidable job on this track, and I’ve got to say that Ice’s lead before the mid-break is my favorite lead of his on this album… perhaps even among his entire body of work: simple, elegant and saturated with emotion and atmosphere. It is also necessary to emphasize co-producer Iver Sandøy’s invaluable participation in both the arrangement and production of the song; he played a large role in the song’s dynamics and final arrangement. It also has to be mentioned how brilliant Grutle’s title for the song is. Discussing the lyrics with him, I learned that my own understanding of them took a different path from his – all you could wish from lyrics!”

“RIITIIR” was recorded in Bergen, Norway at Duper Studios, Earshot Studios, Solslottet Studios, and Peersonal Sound. At Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Jens Bogren handled mixing duties while Tony Lindgren handled the mastering. The team of producers includes Enslaved’s very own Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen, plus Iver Sandøy.

A lyric video for the opening track “Thoughts Like Hammers” is available here and the full track listing is:

01. Thoughts Like Hammers
02. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn
03. Veilburner
04. Roots Of The Mountain
05. Riitiir
06. Materal
07. Storm Of Memories
08. Forsaken

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In the second of eight installments, Enslaved bassist/vocalist/lyricist Grutle Kjellson and rhythm guitarist/songwriter/lyricist Ivar Bjørnson offer song commentaries on their trademarked Norwegian strain of progressive extreme metal that will be unveiled with their twelfth studio album, “RIITIIR.” The album is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Kjellson comments on “Death In The Eyes Of Dawn:”

“It is impossible for a band like ENSLAVED not to be inspired by Bathory! And we somehow always end up paying a little tribute to Quorthon on each album. Bathory is our musical roots, maybe more than any other band. On Axioma Ethica Odini, the song ‘Singular’ became ‘the Bathory song,’ and this time it was ‘Death In The Eyes Of Dawn’ that got that honor! The song changed a whole lot from the first sketches, partly because of mine and Herbrand’s vocal arrangements and partly because of co-producer Iver Sandøy´s crazy idea that the second theme in the song sounded very Beatles-like and thus we had to develop that theme in a more Beatles-like direction! We did so, and ended up sounding nothing like the Beatles whatsoever! Maybe the bass guitar does, but I doubt that Macca [McCartney] ever sounded like I do vocally… not even on the demos for Magical Mystery Tour. The lyrics are inspired by the idea of self-destruction and the final judgment (Ragnarok in the Norse Mythology). You can find in several of the different mythologies around the globe: the mutual fear of the ‘dark’ forces in cosmos.”

Bjørnson on “Death In The Eyes Of Dawn:”

“A great thing with writing music for ENSLAVED is how solid the core identity of the band is: there’s room for allowing quite ‘direct’ inspirations and references into the music, and it still comes out and across as ENSLAVED’s interpretations of the music we’re inspired by, rather than us trying to be someone else. The main theme of the song is a humble tribute to ‘Viking-era’ Bathory (Hammerheart and Twilight Of The Gods) without being anything else than pure ENSLAVED in my ears. The two singers are doing such a formidable job on this track, and I’ve got to say that Ice’s lead before the mid-break is my favorite lead of his on this album… perhaps even among his entire body of work: simple, elegant and saturated with emotion and atmosphere. It is also necessary to emphasize co-producer Iver Sandøy’s invaluable participation in both the arrangement and production of the song; he played a large role in the song’s dynamics and final arrangement. It also has to be mentioned how brilliant Grutle’s title for the song is. Discussing the lyrics with him, I learned that my own understanding of them took a different path from his – all you could wish from lyrics!”

“RIITIIR” was recorded in Bergen, Norway at Duper Studios, Earshot Studios, Solslottet Studios, and Peersonal Sound. At Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Jens Bogren handled mixing duties while Tony Lindgren handled the mastering. The team of producers includes Enslaved’s very own Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen, plus Iver Sandøy.

A lyric video for the opening track “Thoughts Like Hammers” is available here and the full track listing is:

01. Thoughts Like Hammers
02. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn
03. Veilburner
04. Roots Of The Mountain
05. Riitiir
06. Materal
07. Storm Of Memories
08. Forsaken

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Asking Alexandria has posted a new music video online for the track “Breathless,” which was directed by Frankie Nasso and filmed live at The Wiltern on Halloween 2011.

Check out the video clip in the player available below. You can also view Asking Alexandria’s previously posted music video for “Through Sin And Self-Destruction” at this location.

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Asking Alexandria’s new short film, “Through Sin and Self-Destruction,” is now available through the YouTube clip below. The band’s publicist issued the following press release:

“This is a controversial, uncensored look into the real lives of a new era of rockstars for today’s generation as they take over the Sunset Strip. This is the first, but not last collaboration between writer Ash Avildsen and director Frankie Nasso, who together take you on an ambitious visual endeavor that hasn’t been strived for in rock since the legendary Guns N’ Roses trilogy.

“The film is comprised of three music videos for the songs ‘Reckless & Relentless,’ ‘To The Stage,’ and ‘Dear Insanity.’ Guest appearances are made by Belladonna, Andy San Dimas, Sebastian Bach and more. This is truly the essence of sex, drugs and heavy metal.”

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Venezuela’s Haboryn has unveiled a new music video online for the track “Route of Violence,” which is taken off the band’s latest album “At the Edge of Extinction.” Check out the new video clip below.

The “At the Edge of Extinction” track listing is as follows:

1. Fake Enemy
2. Route of Violence
3. At the edge of extinction
4. Natural Revenge
5. Self Destruction Comes
6. Rise and Fall
7. Burn the world
8. Get me out from this torment
9. No time to pray
10. Blessed in deception

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A new, 20 track compilation release has been posted online featuring all Chinese bands. You can check out the “Core In China” compilation in the player below or over at Bandcamp. Further details on the compilation and individual bands can be found at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Why Lazy – Dying in the dream
2. NewTank – The Dreamer
3. Meat Sucks – Buried the Truths
4. Ordnance – Ask for a justification
5. Partisan – Selfish
6. Monkey King – Until You Come
7. Multi-Ego – End of Me
8. Mensheng – Ballad of Fallen
9. Die In Velvet – ??????
10. Ashtemato – Joker
11. Saving Molly – To My Friend
12. Luktomo – We Are Luktomo
13. Beyond Cure – Self Destruction
14. DustFall – Dawn Late
15. Thyhazard – Liar
16. King Ly Chee – ??? feat. Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid)
17. Shut Up! Shut Down! – Bros Holds On Firm Bloods
18. Raving Jokes – No Vain
19. The Falling – Circle II Circle
20. Mary Dolls – 2012

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Kaotoxin Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a new digital EP from Eye of Solitude:

“We are VERY proud to announce that we will release, this may, as a foretaste of the dark masterpiece ‘Sui Caedere,’ second full-length by UK masters of desperate (Funeral) Doom / Death Eye Of Solitude, a digital EP entitled ‘Awoken by Crows,’ the title track of which will also be featured on the forthcoming album (release date: June 25th).

“The ‘Awoken by Crows’ EP will feature four tracks for a total running time of 27 minutes. The track listing being as follows:

1. Awoken by Crows – 6:24
2. Suffocating Silence – 7:04
3. Die alone – 7:24
4. Death said bring a friend – 6:08
(track 1 from Sui Caedere, tracks 2-4 from the 2011 sold out untitled EP)

“Additionally, the EP will be followed, in late May, by the release of the ‘Suffocating Silence’ music video directed by Dead Parrot Productions LTD. You can stream and download ‘Awoken by Crows’ for free as part of our on-going digital label sampler ‘Weapons of Self-Destruction’ on BandCamp.”

“Awoken by Crows” by EYE OF SOLITUDE

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French metal band Darktribe has signed with Massacre Records. The band was founded in 2004 and released its debut EP “Natural Defender” in 2009. The debut full length “Mysticeti Victoria” will be released August 24, 2012. The album was recorded at Artmusic Studio in Nice with Sebb Camhi and mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish/Masterplan) and Mika Jussila (Sonata Arctica/Amorphis). The album’s lyrical content deals with the path of self-destruction to which the human civilization moves by ruining earth.

The band describes its sound as “powerful vocals, heavy guitars and progressive rhythms meet melodic and symphonic parts.”

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Dutch symphonic metal band Epica is offering the track “Serenade of Self-Destruction” as a free download at this location. Apparently, the instrumental version of the track found its way on the master of the first pressing of “Requiem for the Indifferent” (see Metal Underground’s review of the album at this location). Pre-ordered copies of the physical CD were affected and as a result have become unintended collector’s items.

The track can also be heard in its entirety here:

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