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Earache Records is celebrating 25 years of bringing extreme metal to the masses and, as part of the celebrations, has released the "World's Shortest Album," striking fear into the hearts of radio DJs everywhere.
Earache is no stranger to world records, having previously claimed two official Guinness World Records, for the world's shortest single with Napalm Death's "You Suffer," as well as the world's shortest music video with Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage."
Now, Earache is taking the idea of "shorter, faster, louder" to the extreme, with the shortest, fastest and loudest album around. "Earache: World's Shortest Album" celebrates brevity as an art form, featuring 13 extreme, straight-to-the-point tracks totalling just 87 seconds, smashing the previous 121-second record held by Canadian dance group Chromeo.
The attempt at setting the new record for the world's shortest album has been rejected by Guinness however, which no longer recognizes "world's shortest" records, explaining:
"The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert."
"Earache: World's Shortest Album" is still available to the public however, and is out now on iTunes at this location.
The full track listing and times for the album are as follows:
01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (00:04)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (00:05)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (00:06)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (00:04)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (00:04)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (00:04)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (00:09)
08. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (00:07)
09. Painkiller - Trailmarker (00:08)
10. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (00:07)
11. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (00:06)
12. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (00:10)
13. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (00:13)
Total running time - 01:27
American death metal legends Morbid Angel have announced their first headlining tour of North America in six years, which will be in support of their latest studio album, "Illud Divinum Insanus." Joining them on the trek will be Swedish acts Grave and Dark Funeral, as well as Vadimvon on the East Coast.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Morbid Angel has just been announced to join forces on a co-headlining tour with German powerhouse Kreator in November and December. As if this gathering of cult acts was not exciting enough, the death metal kings from Nile and Californian thrashers in Fueled By Fire have been added to the bill as opening acts. The tour poster can be viewed below.
As previously announced, "Nevermore" and "Existo Vulgoré" (from Morbid Angel’s latest album "Illud Divinum Insanus"), were released for the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3. Season of Mist and developing company Harmonix will offer free download codes for both songs to 10 of the people who correctly answer the following questions:
-Which band did the remix of Morbid Angel’s "Destructos VS The Earth" which appears on the B-side of the "Nevermore" 7" single?
-Who directed the video clip of "Existo Vulgoré"?
Send your answers to email@example.com with "MORBID ANGEL Rock Band" as the subject. The 10 winners will be randomly picked and announced on Season of Mist’s Facebook page on June 12. More...
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
The Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, with a goal to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is proud to announce headliners Morbid Angel, along with Blackguard, Cryptopsy and Last Call Chernobyl as the next batch of bands added to the line up to support the festival charity fundraiser.
Matt Day, STM owner and festival organizer, commented: "Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year."
The lineup is as follows:
Answer With Metal - 12pm
Last Call Chernobyl - 1pm
Dischord - 2pm
Hallows Die - 3:15pm
Descend - 4:30pm
Fallen Joy - 6pm
Blackguard - 7:30pm
Kataklysm - 9:15pm More...
Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, which has a goal to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada with 100% of ticket revenues, is proud to announce the first round of Canadian bands supporting the fest and charity fundraiser.
STM Records owner and festival organizer Matt Day commented, "Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year."
Further details on the festival are available here and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Answer With Metal
Cry Oh Crisis
Death Valley Driver
Morbid Angel is streaming 16 new remix tracks from the compilation album "Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes" (heard belo). The double compilation drops on February 24, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America) through Season of Mist and features remixes of songs from the band's latest album "Illud Divinum Insanus" from 39 artists from the Electro/Indus/Dub scene.
The tracks streaming below are:
1. Laibach – i am morbid (wall of morbid mix)
2. Mondkopf – radikult
3. Brain Leisure – too extreme (black symphony edition)
4. Adrian – I am morbid
5. Evil Activities – radikult
6. Scott Brown – i am morbid
7. Chrysalide – nevermore
8. Project Pitchfork – destructos VS the earth
9. Metallizer aka John Lord Fonda – too extreme
10. Mixhell – too extreme
11. Synapscape – too extreme
12. The Horrorist – existo vulgore
13. Tek-One – ten more dead
14. Black Lung – i am morbid
15. cEvinKey – omnidead
16. HIV+ – too extreme (industrial version)
On February 24th (28th in North America) Season of Mist will release a double compilation featuring 39 artists from the Electro / Indus / Dub scene, all remixing a track from Morbid Angel's latest offering "Illud Divinum Insanus."
A second video trailer presenting the "Ilud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes" compilation has now been posted online and can be viewed below.
Pull out the rum and the plastic guitars, because Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm are finally coming to the Rock Band Network with the track "Shipwrecked." If pirates aren't your thing, there's new tracks now available from Devin Townsend, Halcyon Way, Morbid Angel and more.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs are as follows:
Alestorm - "Shipwrecked" (160 MSP)
A Plea for Purging - "Heart Of A Child" (80 MSP)
Coldera - "Melodicus Counterpointus" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Planet Smasher (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Inside Looking Out (The Icon & the Ghost)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The System" (80 MSP)
Machinae Supremacy - "Indiscriminate Murder is Counter-Productive" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Existo Vulgoré (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Psychostick - "BEER!!" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Heartless" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Heartless (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Solution .45 - "Gravitational Lensing" (80 MSP) More...
Back up in full swing again after tapering off for the holidays, the Rock Band Network is again adding a steady stream of new rock and metal tracks. This weekend Xbox 360 players have the following new tracks to look forward to:
Chaotrope - "Elysian" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Extropy/Entropy" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Hourglass Paroxysm - Part I" (80 MSP)
Deadlock - "Martyr to Science (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
DRUOX - "Console War" (80 MSP)
DRUOX - "Console War (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Ghost Brigade - "Clawmaster" (160 MSP)
Misery Index - "The Carrion Call (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Existo Vulgoré" (160 MSP)
Nordheim - "Beer, Metal, Trolls and Vomit! (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ultra Vomit - "Mountains of Maths" (160 MSP)
These tracks will be added to the PS3 edition on 1/17/2012 (North America) and 1/25/2012 (Europe):
Winds of Plague - "California" ($1.99)
Halfbrick Studios - "Pirats 'Til We Die" ($0.99)
Vangough - "Estranger" ($0.99)
Rival Sons - "Torture" ($1.99)
Morbid Angel premiered the new music video for "Existo Vulgoré" exclusively at Terrorizer Magazine's website at this location.
The song appears on the band's latest release through Season of Mist Records "Illud Divinum Insanus." (See Metal Underground's review at this location). The video was a collaboration between Morbid Angel and director Thomas Mignone, and was filmed in Tampa, Florida. More...
Nervecell has checked in with the following update/recap after the band's recent European tour dates with Morbid Angel:
"Now that we've all arrived home safe we would like to thank all our fans & friends who came out and supported Nervecell during the last month on this European/UK Autumn 2011 Tour. We had a blast playing to you all every night and we look forward to returning to Europe again for more chaos in 2012!
"An extra special thanks goes out to our good friends in Benighted & Necrophobic. It was a pleasure and a killer experience sharing the stage / tour bus with you dudes and together supporting the Death Metal Legends themselves Morbid Angel night after night! We will be posting lots of cool photos from the tour so stay tuned!
"We received a great live review by METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE UK for our London show @ Islington Academy (8 out of 10). Read it here."
Drum cam footage has been posted online of drummer Tim Yeung performing live during Morbid Angel's European tour earlier this month. Check out the video clip of "World of Shit" in the player below.
In other Morbid Angel news, on February 24th (28th in North America), Season of Mist will release a double compilation featuring 39 artists from the Electro / Indus / Dub scene, all remixing a track from the band's latest offering "Illud Divinum Insanus" (reviewed here).
Finishing out the year, the Rock Band Network has added on new Xbox 360 tracks from Devin Townsend, Morbid Angel, and more, bringing the network to over 1,500 total songs available. The newly added metal tracks on the Xbox 360 version are as follows:
Deception of a Ghost - "These Voices" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9 (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Darkness" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Nevermore" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Nevermore (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Texas in July - "Hook, Line, and Sinner (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Unfortunately due to the holidays there will be no new songs added to the PS3 edition this week and no new songs added to either platform next week. Updates to the Rock Band Network will resume as normal on January 5th, 2012.
Napalm Records has issued the following statement about the upcoming Christmas Metal Festival in Germany:
"Metal fans who would like to rock out before the holidays, should make sure to visit Germany's biggest indoor festival. The festival takes place at the Eventhalle in Geiselwind. Besides Napalm artists like Grave Digger and Van Canto, an illustrious line-up including Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Morbid Angel, and Arch Enemy, will guarantee raised fists and sore throats.
"Furthermore, the Napalm merchandise booth will offer a wide range of items just waiting to become part of your personal collection. Be sure to say 'hello' to our mailorder team! All details concerning the festival are available here. The official festival trailer may be watched below!"
On next February 24th (28th in North America), Season of Mist will release a double compilation featuring 39 artists from the Electro / Indus / Dub scene, all remixing a track from Morbid Angel's latest offering "Illud Divinum Insanus" (reviewed here). A trailer for the release is available at this location. The track listing for this 2-disc + digital download card behemoth is as follows:
LAIBACH - I Am Morbid (Wall of Morbid mix)
CEVIN KEY/HIWATT MARSHALL - OmniDead
BRAIN LEISURE - Too Extreme (Black Symphony Edition)
THE TOXIC AVENGER - 10 More Dead
MALAKWA - I Am Morbid
SYNAPSCAPE - Too Extreme
PUNISH YOURSELF vs. SONIC AREA - Destructos vs The Earth (DoomsdayMarchMix)
HIV+ - Too Extreme
MICROPOINT - I Am Morbid
JOHN LORD FONDA - Too Extreme (Metallizer Remix)
EVIL ACTIVITIES - Radikult
MIXHELL - Too Extreme
BLACK LUNG - I Am Morbid
MONDKOPF - Radikult
XYTRAS - Existo Vulgoré
TOXIC ENGINE - I Am Morbid More...
Nervecell has issued the following announcement about an upcoming European tour with Morbid Angel:
"As promised after completing our European festival run earlier this year, we will be heading back to Europe and the UK in November/December 2011 supporting the extreme metal legends MORBID ANGEL! The tour starts November 19th in the UK and continues into Europe until December 18th (See complete dates below). Joining us on this tour our friends Benighted (France) and Necrophobic (Sweden).
"Morbid Angel is one of the first death metal bands that got us into this genre, and definitely influenced our style and sound in Nervecell. To get to tour along with them across Europe & UK is a complete honor! Nervecell recently opened for Metllica in the UAE (October 25th, 2011), to end our touring cycle for 2011 along side Morbid Angel is an absolute treat! We look forward wait to playing to our European and UK fans again!"
Dates are as follows:
19.11.11 - UK, Weymouth @ Pavilion
20.11.11 - UK, Wolverhampton @ The Slade Rooms
21.11.11 - UK, Sheffield @ Corporation
22.11.11 - UK, London @ 02 Academy Islington
24.11.11 - Germany, Hannover @ Musikzentrum
25.11.11 - Germany, Glauchau @ Alte Spinnerei
26.11.11 - Czech Republic, Zlin @ Winter Masters Of Rock Festival
27.11.11 - Hungary, Budapest @ Club 202
29.11.11 - Coratia, Zagreb @ Mocvara
30.11.11 - Italy, Treviso @ New Age Club
01.12.11 - Italy, Milan @ Magazzini Generali
02.12.11 - France, Marseille @ Cabaret Aléatoire
03.12.11 - Switzerland, Vevey @ Rocking Chair
04.12.11 - Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
06.12.11 - Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
07.12.11 - Poland, Krakow @ Kwadrat
08.12.11 - Poland, Warsaw @ Progresja
10.12.11 - Germany, Bamberg @ Geiselwind Christmas Metal Festival
11.12.11 - Switzerland, Pratteln @ Z7
12.12.11 - Germany, Munich @ Backstage
14.12.11 - Germany, Bochum @ Matrix
15.12.11 - Belgium, Antwerp @ Trix
16.12.11 - France, Paris @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge
17.12.11 - Holland, Eindhoven @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting Festival
18.12.11 - Germany, Saarbrucken @ Garage
Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:
Heaven Shall Burn
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Dawn Of Disease
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.
Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...
A number of documentaries pertaining to specific scenes and genres in heavy metal, most notably grindcore and black metal, have been posted online via YouTube and are now available to watch, uninterupted, from start to finish. "Grindcore - 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal," features segments on a number of bands signed to Earache Records during the 1990's, including Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Godflesh, Carcass and Paradise Lost amongst others and includes live footage, interviews and music videos.
Meanwhile, two different documentaries on black metal have also been posted online, including "Until The Light Takes Us," which examines the black metal scene in Norway during the 1990's and looks at such bands as Burzum and Darkthrone, complete with interviews with Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and the then incarcerated Varg Vikernes. Alternatively, there is "Murder Music: A History of Black Metal," a British documentary hosted by Contraband Candy host René Ackermann that gives a much broader insight into black metal, tracing the genre's roots from the theatrics of Black Widow to the Christian black metal scene, and everything in between. You can view all of these films below. More...