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Within the Ruins Phenomena Preview
Within the Ruins have had a bumpy ride. From the heights of their first iterations to the disappointment from Elite, they have certainly had to shoulder their fair share of criticism. However, they have also enjoyed the undying loyalty of many fans. As the band looks towards a new release, will they be able to recapture some of the power and authenticity that garnered them their original success? That remains to be seen but the first part to an answer can now be found online, as the band are streaming their new album in full over at AP. Check it out!

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Post-hardcore/loud-everything (that’s a genre now) band Baby Godzilla, are really something. Something which should be cranked up to 11 and blasted in the direction of anyone not moshing hard enough. All jokes aside, their music is quite good, blending hardcore sensibilities with intense groove. The band have just released a clip for their single ‘The Great Grindcore Swindle’. I could describe the video or you can just head over after the jump and check it out.

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Bad news folks. Legendary Primus drummer Tim Alexander has suffered a heart attack late last week and should be heading onto the operating table today or tomorrow. Our thoughts go out to him and his family and we hope for his speedy recovery. It certainly takes huge heart to drum on the side of Les Claypool or Maynard and we hope it can carry him through this.

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Bassist Hal Patino will not be making the rounds (again) with King Diamond on the upcoming tour. This marks the second time that Patino has been fired from the band, the first time being in 1990.

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Aliases have an interesting band history behind them: formed in 2010, they started as a simple aggregate of music writing friends. However, the enlistment of vocalist Jay Berast soon sky-rocketed their career unto the biggest stages in Europe and finally landed them a deal with Basick Record. Unfortunately, Berast had to leave the band and his spot was taken by Joe Rosser, who had big shoes to fill. A video clip for ‘Exasperated’ featuring Rosser set some doubts at rest, but in case any remain may I suggest you had on over the jump and check out the band’s cover for the classic ‘Mad World’?

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In case you weren’t aware, the new sleepmakeswaves album is fantastic. It’s especially memorable for its smile-inducing sense of hope, a fact that hasn’t at all diminished for me over repeated listens. However, it’s always good to have a refresher and a video clip of what is possibly the best track on the album is a great solution for that. Without further ado, check out the band’s clip for ‘Great Northern’!

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Lorelei
Gimmicks. Gimmicks are a terrible plague, especially in the world of metal. It seems as if we can’t live without them but this writer refuses to get used to it. Makeup, additional band members, cool locations or clothes, these are no replacements for what we’re all here for: music. So when a great band like Lorelei, known for their technical take on deathcore, release a video like this it just makes me angry. We’ll discuss it after the jump but you really need to hear/see this for yourself.

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Darkest Hour
It’s only been two days since the last little taste we got of Darkest Hour‘s upcoming release and the band have already released yet another single. The last track, ‘Rapture in Exile’, was a pit-inducing ditty, exemplifying the band’s disposition towards their trademark blend of death metal and thrash. However, this new track is something else all together, so even if you think you know what to expect, I would recommend heading over after the jump and giving it a proper listen.

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Trivium Video
This one needs no introduction. Veterans Trivium have unveiled a new video through their track ‘Through Blood and Dirt and Bone’ from Vengeance Falls. The video is comprised entirely of live footage of the band doing what they do best: delivering energetic and convincing performances of their extensive back catalog. Check out the full video after the jump!

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Alkaloid
A few days ago we covered the departure of two of the key members of death metal wizards Obscura. While admittedly casting a shadow over the band’s future, we asked whether the departure was truly a death knell for the band, as the main driving force behind it, i.e guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer, was still very much existent. Four days later, more news comes to light in the form of Alkaloid, the new direction for departing members Hannes Grossmann and Christian Muenzner. Check out Grossmann’s comments after the jump, which shed some light on the future band.

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