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On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.
"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."
The track listing is as follows:
Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden
Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...
Decapitated will be hitting the Balkans this September in support of the new album "Carnival is Forever" (reviewed here). The band's fifth studio album was produced by Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka, sound engineered by Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski, with drums recorded and album mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir).
The upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Friday 09.09 - Istanbul / Turkey @ Unirock Open Air 2011
Saturday 10.09 - Wien / Austria @ Escape Metal Corner
Sunday 11.09 - Zagreb / Croatia @ Medika
Monday 12.09 - Beograd / Serbia @ Club Ciklon
Tuesday 13.09 - Sarajevo / Bosnia Herzegovina @ Sloga Cinemas/Mehmed Spahe
Wednesday 14.09 - Sofia / Bulgaria @ The Box
Thursday 15.09 - Athens / Greece @ An Club
Friday 16.09 - Thessaloniki / Greece @ Eightball Club
Saturday 17.09 - Bucharest / Romania @ Club Wings
Sunday 18.09 - Cluj Napoca / Romania @ Euphoria Music Hall
Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."
The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:
1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”
The complete band lineup and running order for the Mountains of Death festival, which takes place in Switzerland from August 18th - 20th, have now been revealed. The order is as follows:
Donnerstag, 18. August
21.00 - 21.30 Oral Fistfuck (CH)
21.50 - 22.20 Absorb (DE)
22.40 - 23.20 Impure (ES)
23.45 - 00.45 Krisiun (BR)
01.05 - 01.40 Putrid Pile (US)
02.00 - 02.40 Rectal Smegma (NL)
Freitag, 19. August
13:45 - 14:15 Cremation (CH)
14:30 - 15:00 Embalming Theatre (CH)
15:15 - 15:45 Insain (FR)
16:05 - 16:35 Perverse Dependence (RU)
16:55 - 17:25 Amputated (UK)
17:45 - 18:25 Disentomb (AU)
18:45 - 19:25 Degrade (SE)
19:45 - 20:30 Defeated Sanity (DE)
20:50 - 21:35 Abysmal Torment (MT)
22:05 - 23:05 To Violently Vomit (US)
23:35 - 00:35 Decapitated (PL)
01:05 - 01:45 Viscera Trail (IL)
02:00 - 02:40 Fubar (NL) More...
The organizers of the upcoming Mountains of Death festival have checked in with the following update about the band lineup:
"The following bands are completing the line-up of Mountains of Death 2011: Incinerate (US), Modus Delicti (IT), To Violently Vomit (US), and Putrid Pile (US).
"All those who are giving themselves the trouble to check out the links on the billing list might wonder about the myspace address of To Violently Vomit... behind this name stands nobody less than the singular, legendary and since 1992 acitve Disgorge from San Diego... or at least the greater part of them! All the rest about disturbances and stories about the band you can read at another place and would go beyond the scope of this note.
"Almost unavoidable, there are some line-up changes. The following bands are not able to play: Ancient Necropsy (CO) and Ingurgitating Oblivion (DE)"
Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED will return to North America a headlining run this fall in support of their new album "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here). The album was released on July 12th and had the highest first week sales of the band’s career with over 2,100 copies sold.
DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka checks in about the upcoming 26 shows in the U.S., México, and Canada:
“I’m here to tell everybody that the tour starts the 30th of September and we will play the biggest cities through the 30th of October. This tour is together with death metal beasts Decrepit Birth, new death metal visionaries from Italy Fleshgod Apocalypse, and two new acts Rings of Saturn and The Haarp Machine. It will be a great death metal party for sure!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!!!!! On this tour we will play every song from the new album Carnival Is Forever together with old classics.”
Here are the 2011 Carnival Is Forever North American tour dates:
09/30/11 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
10/01/11 Kingdom - Richmond, VA
10/02/11 The Acheron - Atlanta, GA
10/03/11 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
10/05/11 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
10/07/11 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
10/08/11 SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/09/11 Foro Alicia - Mexico City, MÉXICO
10/10/11 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
10/11/11 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
10/12/11 Branx - Portland, OR
10/14/11 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/15/11 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA
10/16/11 Republik - Calgary, AB - CANADA
10/17/11 The Exchange - Regina, SK - CANADA
10/18/11 Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB - CANADA
10/20/11 Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
10/21/11 Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
10/22/11 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
10/23/11 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/24/11 Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/26/11 Club Soda - Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/27/11 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
10/28/11 The Reverb - Reading, PA
10/29/11 Saints & Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
10/30/11 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Produced by DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski, "Carnival Is Forever" is the follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis." Drums & mixing duties on the new album were handled by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir).
The special edition digi-pak version of "Carnival Is Forever" features different artwork and a bonus in-Studio "Making Of" DVD.
Metalhit.com is currently offering free downloads of a series of upcoming unreleased tracks. Head over to this location to snag your free songs. The songs currently available for download are as follows:
Denial Fiend: "Flesh Coffin"
Revocation: "Cradle Robber"
The Konsortium: "Under the Black Flag"
Hot Graves: "Baphomet's Revenge"
Obsequiae: "The Wounded Fox"
Hexentanz: "Mark of the Witch"
The organizers of Great Britain's Damnation Festival, which will take place on November 5th at Leeds University Union in Leeds, England, have announced four more additions for this year's edition of the event. British thrasher Evile will be performing at the festival, as will new confirmations Turisas, Xerath and A Man Called Catten.
You can check out a poster featuring the updated lineup below. More...
Polish death metal outfit Decapitated has posted a new song online entitled, "Homo Sum." The song is currently streaming on the Guitar World website and you can listen to the track by clicking here. The song will appear on the group's forthcoming new studio album, "Carnival Is Forever," which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on July 12th in North America, with a European release of July 15th to follow.
Decapitated has announced the band's new album "Carnival Is Forever" is due out on July 12th (North America) and July 15th, 2011 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records. A preview of the album has now been posted online and can be heard in the player below.
The organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following update about adding more bands to the lineup:
"Reformed industrial metal pioneers Godflesh head up the latest bookings for Damnation Festival 2011. Joining them at Leeds University Union on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5 will be post-rockers God is an Astronaut, who top the third stage and the atmospheric black metal their fellow Irishmen Altar of Plagues.
"The three bands expand on the already diverse bill for 2011's finest UK metal event, so far boasting Ulver, Decapitated, Doom, Amplifier, Shining, Dragged Into Sunlight and Astrohenge, with main stage headliners amongst the many more still to be announced."
Polish metal act Decapitated has announced "Carnival Is Forever" as the name for the band's fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut. The track listing for Carnival Is Forever is as follows:
1. The Knife
3. Carnival Is Forever
4. Homo Sum
6. A View From A Hole
The album will be released in Europe on July 15th by Nuclear Blast Records. The band will self-release the album in Poland. Guitarist and founding member Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka also commented on the album title and cover art by Lukasz Jaszak:
“Carnival: war, rape, lies, pathology, evil displayed through certain events and situations of the latest years in the world. Is Forever - I guess it doesn't need explaining. Both the text and the title are bitterly ironic. The art is very intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory. A vital thing is that it's a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic. The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Maybe next time."
Polish death metal veterans Decapitated have revealed the cover art for its forthcoming new album "Carnival Is Forever." Guitarist & founding member Waclaw Kieltyka commented on the cover art’s intent and photography by Lukasz Jaszak by saying;
"Very intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory. A vital thing is that it's a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic. The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Maybe next time"
You can view the album's cover art at this location.
Polish extreme metal veterans Decapitated have revealed the title of its forthcoming new full length. The title of the new studio effort has been set as "Carnival Is Forever" and will see a European release on July 15, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. Decapitated guitarist Waclaw Kieltyka commented on the album's title by saying;
"Carnival: war, rape, lies, pathology, evil displayed through certain events and situations of the latest years in the world. Is Forever – I guess it doesn’t need explaining. Both in the text and the title, there is bitter irony. The author of the title and all lyrics is Jarek Szubrycht"
The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The lineup is as follows: More...
Polish death metal act Decapitated and SickDrummerMagazine had teamed up to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the band's new drummer Kerim Lechner. You can view the video in the player below.
More bands have now been confirmed to appear at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th in Germany. The newest additions to the festival are Benighted, Blitzkid, Deadlock, God Dethroned, Hackneyed, Mad Sin, Postmortem, and Powerwolf.
The organiser's of Great Britain's Damnation Festival has announced the first batch of bands for this year's event. Polish death metal veterans Decapitated will be performing their only show in the U.K. at the festival, where they will be joined by crust punk legends Doom, progressive rock outfit Amplifier and blackened doom metal band, Dragged Into The Sunlight. The event will be held at Leeds Union University on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5th.
Polish death metal act Decapitated continue working at Radio Gdansk Studio in Poland recording the band's Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis." Bassist Filip "Heinrich" Halucha has checked in from the studio with the following update:
"The sound we've worked out for the bass recording is huge, nasty, and crushing. Thanks to this, we've come up with a couple of arrangements where the bass comes out of the background and plays the major part. I must admit that, with his old school approach, Arek ‘Malta’ Malczewski has fit well in the concept of this album. His choice of instrument levels was superb - it all sounds mighty yet there's no mutual interference. The bass recording took us three days plus an extra day for sound search.
"After much deliberation and testing different solutions, we chose a configuration of two amps: a tube Ampeg SVT Classic and a transistor B4R, one of which had huge distortion. I should add that we did not use any line signals and all the signals come from microphones, which recently has been a rarity as far as bass recording goes in metal music. Taking into account the ‘no compromise’ approach of Vogg and Malta, it has been undoubtedly the hardest and the most advanced session I have ever participated in.
"Tracking lasted from the beginning of a song to its end; ‘copying and pasting’ any parts was out of the question. Due to this, the session was much more demanding and time-consuming, but the final effect is the music sounding more lively and natural. Everything has been recorded using instruments only; it's awesome without all of these digital fireworks - advanced editions, plastic drums, pasted riffs, etc. It reeks of the old metal spirit. There 's proper metal groove and speed but also a specific vibe which adds up to what this type of music is all about."
Decapitated’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kieltyka and sound engineered by Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski. Drums were recorded with Daniel Bergstrand, who is also handling mixing duties. The band will be self-releasing the new album in Poland.
Polish technical death metal band Decapitated is currently working at Radio Gdansk Studio in Poland, recording the band's Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis."
Guitarist & founding member Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka checks in once again from the studio:
"Hi Everyone! We are half-way through with guitar tracking. All is going according to the plan and in a few days we are starting with the bass. The guitars sound heavy yet very selective. I must admit we have come up with a very original sound that in my opinion resembles 'black storm clouds.' Heinrich [bassist] is coming to the studio the day after tomorrow and we will crack on with the bass then. Malta is a very demanding engineer and he is controlling the whole situation meticulously. The new material is beginning to take its shape and it is getting more and more interesting. Take it easy folks!"
Decapitated’s fifth studio album is being produced by Wacek Kieltyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski. Drums have been recorded with Daniel Bergstrand, who is also handling mixing duties.
The band's previous studio update is also available to be read at this location.