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Norwegian thrashers DEAD TROOPER have issued the first of two digi singles that will appear in the lead-up to the release of their sophomore full-length studio album, “Erector”. Aside from the title track, “Fat Horny Beast”, which includes a guest appearance from Thebon (HELLISH OUTCAST, ex-KEEP OF KALESSIN), the first single also includes two bonus tracks, one being a cover of the D.D.E. song “Det Går Likar No”, and the other being the live version of “Reaping Of Your Cries” from the band’s 2009 “Cynicist” album. “Reaping Of Your Cries” also serves as a taster for the DVD that will form part of the upcoming album release. “Fat Horny Beast”, which includes artwork by Haakon Hoseth, is available through all the usual digital distributors, as well as on Spotify and directly from the band where you can get it for free on BandCamp. An official music video for “Fat Horny Beast” has also been released and can be seen below.

The coming few months are going to be busy for DEAD TROOPER. Aside from the singles and the release of “Erector”, plans are underway to celebrate a decade of the band’s existence with digital back-catalogue releases as well as videos for the two singles.

“The exact details of how the back catalogue material will be presented are still in the thinking-through stage,” commented frontman Meister Müller, “because despite the fact that we are releasing the material for this digitally, we still want it to be something special for the fans, rather than something just thrown together for the sake of it. Releasing it on vinyl as well would definitely be something we would be up for.”

Aside from Müller (DEATH INJECTOR, TROLLFEST, METAL MILITIA, ex-GRIMFIST) on vocals and guitars, DEAD TROOPER‘s lineup includes Andreas Stenvoll (BLODSPOR, ex-TROLL) on bass and vocals and Jon Eirik Bokn (BREED, AUTUMN INSPIRATION, ex-ZEROZONIC) on drums. The Oslo trio, with its brand of aggressive thrash metal, is known for their charismatic, high-energy shows, and a rapport with its audience which has gained the band fans from Norway all the way to South America.

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After disbanding in 1987, legendary British occult metal act HELL was reincarnated in 2011, with Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (guitar, keyboards), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums). Now the British quintet is about the release the follow-up to its highly acclaimed 2011 debut, “Human Remains”. The band’s sophomore offering, “Curse And Chapter”, will be made avialable on November 22 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will include a bonus DVD containing six songs from HELL‘s February 23, 2013 show at the Darwin Suite Assembly Rooms in Derby. A single, “The Age Of Nefarious”, will precede the full-length album this fall.

Commented Sneap on the upcoming release: “We’ve been working solid on the album for the last couple of months between gigs, although we’ve been demoing to a good standard over the last year or so.

“This time around the album consists of around 50% old material, 50% new.

“We really see this as a band that’s moving forward rather than a nostalgia trip. Obviously, there’s a lot of history within the band, but there’s also a whole world of ideas we want to get out.

“We have this week left tracking. Four more vocals and bass to get down, two more songs of guitar and then mix.

“I’m super happy with how things are shaping up. It feels more like a band on this record to me than the first, which, I guess, is just a natural progression of everyone playing together a lot more over the last couple of years.”

Concerning the lyrical content, vocalist David Bower added: “Alongside some of our favorite themes of historical, political and religious persecution, intolerance and prejudice, you will find some good old fashioned myths and legends being invoked and reinterpreted in our own inimitable way. We also have some songs in which the listener will be implicitly invited to solve the clues contained in the lyrics in order to find the meaning of the stories for themselves. Being completely aware that many people interpret things in ways that writers do not expect as a matter of course, it seemed logical to take that idea a little further.”

About the album title, Bower explains: “It’s a hellish play on words of the English saying chapter and verse, and also a reference to a song lyric in ‘The Age Of Nefarious’, the opening track on the record.”

“Human Remains” entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 46.

Cited as a huge indirect influence, and as one of the true founding fathers of occult metal, HELL formed in 1982 from the carcasses of U.K. metal bands RACE AGAINST TIME and PARALEX, whose “White Lightning” EP was listed by METALLICA as a favorite, and which was subsequently included on the Lars Ulrich, Geoff Barton “NWOBHM ’79 Revisited” sampler album.

Despite over five years of constant touring, the band was cruelly overlooked by the ’80s music press, who just didn’t get it. HELL were too different, too extreme, too musically intelligent and far too thought-provoking for all but the most enlightened to understand them. The final crushing blow came when their long-awaited 1986 album deal with Mausoleum collapsed as the label went bankrupt, followed by the tragic suicide of singer/guitarist Dave Halliday in 1987. The remaining members drew a line in the sand and stopped playing overnight.

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Richmond’s Windhand is streaming then new track “Orchard.” The song appears on the upcoming sophomore full length “Soma,” which is due out via Relapse Records on September 17th (North America), September 13th (Germany/Benelux), September 16th (UK/World) on the following formates: CD, 2xLP, and Digital.

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Mind melting NYC pillagers Thinning the Herd have just completed their newest official video for the ripping anthem “Rabbits.” The track hails from the act’s sophomore full-length album, “Freedom From The Known.” The self-produced new video is a more than five-minute movie starring the band – including Rick Cimato, the band’s previous bassist who tragically passed away last year – with integrating visuals from across the universe depicting ancient wizard monks migrating to Earth by command of a flying disc. Thinning the Herd today proudly unleash the new video, which also serves as another homage to fallen brother Rick. Check it out below.

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New Jersey based act Julius Seizure has released a music video for new single “Second Coming,” which comes off the band’s sophomore EP “Trials.” Vocalist Charlie Corletta comments: “My vision for ‘Second Coming’ was to have the video coincide with the lyrics. I see a lot of injustice in the world.

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New Jersey based act Julius Seizure has released a music video for new single “Second Coming,” which comes off the band’s sophomore EP “Trials.” Vocalist Charlie Corletta comments: “My vision for ‘Second Coming’ was to have the video coincide with the lyrics. I see a lot of injustice in the world. Modern warfare, political and corporate corruption, greed, violence and poverty

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Evan Brewer (The Faceless bassist) is currently featured on the cover of Bass Player magazine and released his sophomore solo release “Your Itinerary” last week. In addition, Brewer will be hitting the road with Last Chance To Reason tomorrow

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U.K. death/doom act Vallenfyre, featuring Paradise Lost frontman Gregor Mackintosh, are deep into writing the follow up to the break out Century Media Records debut “A Fragile King.” Mackintosh posted the following update, including tentative new song titles, on the band’s Facebook Page: “We are currently well into writing our follow up album to “A Fragile King”, and thought we would share some tentative song titles with you.” ‘Aghast’ ‘Savages Arise’ ‘The Wolves of Sin’ ‘Bereft’ ‘Dragged to Gehenna’ ‘Cattle’ ‘The Great Divide’ “Just to name a few.

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Official MetOnTour video footage of METALLICA performing the song “Master Of Puppets” at the band’s sophomore Orion Music + More festival, which took place June 8-9 in Detroit, Michigan, can be seen below.

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Official MetOnTour video footage of METALLICA performing the song “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” at the band’s sophomore Orion Music + More festival, which took place June 8-9 in Detroit, Michigan, can be seen below.

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