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Below is our complete Xerath news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Xerath's "III" album will be released via Candlelight Records this Autumn on September 15th in Europe and September 16th in the U.S.
Producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) returns to work with the band on the near 70-minute, 14-song recording. It features artwork by Colin Marks (Suicide Silence, Sylosis, Oceano). Official pre-order for the album will begin August 5 via ITunes, Amazon and other physical and digital music outlets.
Continuing to expand the band's seasoned sonic complexity, "III" welcomes new guitarist Conor McGouran, who states: "I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of Xerath. I was real nervous initially as I was replacing such an amazing player (Owain Williams) but thankfully we immediately gelled as musicians and have become good friends in the process." More...
Xerath is proud to introduce the band's new guitarist, noted Irish musician Conor McGouran. Conor had this to say upon joining the band:
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be a member of Xerath. This was the kind of thing I was looking to do since I started playing professionally but I never had the opportunity.
"I was real nervous initially as I was replacing such an amazing player but thankfully we immediately gelled as musicians and have become really good friends in the process. The level of musicianship in this band is crazy that I really had to up my game and I'm so proud of what we've done with this album." More...
A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming Euroblast 2013 festival, which will take place from October 11th - 13th in Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany.
The clip is available below, and the following bands will be appearing at the fest:
Aliases, Arecibo, Arsis, Bear, Benea Reach, Cambion, Circles, Cyclamen, Dawn Heist, Deathember, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Empathea, Ever Forthright, Feared, Grand Exit, Hacride, Heights, Hord, Humanity's Last Breath, Hypno5e, Invocation, Kartikeya, Lifeforms, Meshuggah, Monuments, Nexilva, No Consequence, Overdown, Pomegranate Tiger, Skyharbor, Syqem, Tardive Dyskinesia, Textures, The Agonist, The Algorithm, The Ocean, The Omega Experiment, ThirdEar, Threat Signal, Twelve Foot Ninja, and Xerath. More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:
"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!
"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.
"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...
There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:
“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"
The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.
British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”
The currently announced lineup is: More...
The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.
King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
U.K. progressive act Xerath premiered its new video for the song "Machine Insurgency" over on Metal Hammer's YouTube Channel (also shown below). The song appears on the band's latest album "II," which was released through Candlelight Records in April 2011 (See Metal Underground.com's review over at this location.
Check out "Machine Insurgency" here:
Xerath has posted a guitar playthrough clip for "Machine Insurgency," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"May we present the Machine Insurgency Guitar Playthrough video (and tab). We know you guitarists love them. If you have enough p's you can use 1080 of them to look at it! This is the first in a series of play along video's we will release over the next few weeks so stay tuned!
"Gear-wise it's a Jackson Soloist Archtop 3, 7 string into a Boss NS-2 and into a Peavey JSX into a Marshall 1960a mic'd with an SM58 (hence the boxy mids) with minimal EQ in Cubase."
Basingstoke, U.K. based act Xerath has issued the following announcement about seeking fans to appear in a new music video:
"Xerath are looking for 10 sexy ladies to be extras in a new video being planned. It will be great fun and has a great production team behind it with a very strong concept.
"There would be some partial nudity, with emphasis on the word partial, with complete anonymity. Please drop us a super quick line for more information!"
You can also check out Xerath's music video for "Reform Part 3" by heading over to this location.
Fast rising death metallers Betraeus have announced they will join Xerath as support for metal titans Scar Symmetry on the U.K. leg of their tour. This continues the band’s busy tour schedule following a headliner of Ireland and a recent slot supporting death metal masters Decapitated.
Betraeus frontman Chris Sykes comments:
"We're absolutely ecstatic to be touring alongside Scar Symmetry and Xerath, We're fans of both bands and you can safely say the shows will be a real mixed night of modern metal. Make sure you get down to one of the dates!"
The upcoming Betraeus tour dates are as follows:
18 March – Purple Turtle, Camden, London
Molten Magazine sponsored headliner in Ireland, with support from Spires
22 March - The Blind Pig - Limerick
23 March - The Pint - Dublin
24 March - The Limelight - Belfast
Supporting Xerath and Scar Symmetry
09 May - Academy 2 - Islington
10 May - Moho - Manchester
11 May - Academy 2 - Bristol
Sylosis will be embarking on the "Slings and Arrows" U.K. tour with Xerath this coming April (details available in the tour poster below). The band has now posted a teaser trailer for the run of shows online, which can be viewed below.
Sylosis has issued the following announcement about upcoming U.K. tour dates:
"I’m pleased to announce we’ll be heading back out into the UK this April on a club tour around some of the secondary cities in England. We rarely get an opportunity to play the smaller towns and this seemed like the best chance we’d get in support of the digital release of ‘Slings and Arrows’. We originally released the single exclusively through Pledge, but after talking with the fans who bought it initially they seemed very keen on the idea of it being released generally…so here we are.
"We’re taking out 3 great UK bands, 2 of which we have never toured with before. This looks like the last time we’re going to be able to take out a full UK band package so we wanted to make it as diverse and interesting as possible. We decided ‘Hang the Bastard’ would be a great choice as they’ve really turned away from the conventional/bland metal music scene and that’s something we completely agree with. ‘Xerath’ - one of my favourite UK bands at the moment, very tight live and I look forward to watching them each night. Finally we’re taking out ‘Chapters’ again, they’re not only great friends with the band but they’re quickly gaining profile. This tour will be their first chance to get out of the key city shows.
"We hope to see you out there and we hope you enjoy ‘Slings and Arrows’ when its released on the 2nd Feb!" More...
Xerath has teamed up with Metal Hammer to post a music video online for the song "Reform Part 3." You can check out the video clip below. "Reform Part 3" is taken off Xerath's "II" album (reviewed here).
Xerath has teamed up with Metal Hammer to post behind-the-scenes footage online from the band's "Reform" music video. You can check out the clip below. Xerath also released the new album "II" (reviewed here) earlier this year.
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...
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:
Devin Townsend Project
Rhapsody Of Fire
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One
New Xerath drum cam footage has been posted online featuring Mike Pitman peforming the band's track "The Call To Arms." You can view the footage in the player below.
Terrorizer Magazine is currently streaming Xerath's upcoming "II" full-length in its entirety. Set for release in North America via Candlelight Records on May 3rd, 2011, "II" is the second full-length from the UK-based experimental progressive metal outfit. You can check out the album by heading to this location. A track-by-track walkthrough of the album is also available here.
"II" was produced by Jacob Hansen (Destruction, Heaven Shall Burn, Volbeat) and features artwork from Colin Marks (Strapping Young Lad). The album also includes a guest performance from Emil Werstler (Daath).
A clip of Xerath covering the Michael Jackson song "Speed Demon" is also available at this location.
Today the fine folks at Gun Shy Assassin play host to an exclusive premiere of "Nuclear Self Eradication" from U.K. based metal outfit Xearth. "Nuclear Self Eradication" is the eighth track off the band's upcoming new studio offering "II," set for release in North America via Candlelight Records on May 3rd, 2011. Head over here to listen to the song.
Said bassist Chris Clark of the song: "'Nuclear Self Eradication' is one of the most brutal and aggressive offerings from II. As heavy as it is technical, it offers a definitive guide to the key elements and ideology of Xerath. The track also features a guest solo from Daath guitarist, Emil Werstler."
You can also check out Xerath's cover of the Michael Jackson song "Speed Demon" by heading to this location.
Xerath has posted a cover of the Michael Jackson song "Speed Demon" online, which can be heard in the clip below. Xerath's new album "II" is set for release on April 25th through Candlelight Records.