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Last updated on July 22, 2014 at 12:23 PM ET
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11 news articles posted today (and counting...)
U.K. outfit Devilment, which features Dani Filth, has announced a European Tour with Lacuna Coil and Motionless In White. This will be Lacuna Coil's first European headline tour in support of new album, "Broken Crown Halo" (reviewed here).
Dani Filth comments: "At last Devilment is unleashed upon an unsuspecting world! All of us in the band are super ecstatic that we begin our live career touring with two such formidable acts across Europe, just in time for the release of 'The Great And Secret Show,' our debut musical excretion out November 3rd. This tour is going to absolutely and utterly slay!"
Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) adds: "This is going to be HANDS DOWN the tour of the year and I am so damn excited it’s not even funny! A melting pot of darkness, adrenaline, sick rock metal and goth atmosphere is going to embrace you all soon... Lacuna Coil + Motionless In White + Devilment are going to paint your heart black in November. Come see us, you won’t regret it (and damn, I can’t fucking wait!).” More...
The Obelisk is premiering Grifter's new video for "Princess Leia," which appears on forthcoming album, "Return Of The Bearded Brethren" due out next month via Ripple Music. Check out the clip below.
The album, which includes many tales of Guinness, ’70s sex symbols, drinking regrets, religious folly and more, is slotted for to be released on August 12th in North America, August 18th in Europe and will be available on CD, limited vinyl & digital formats. The track listing is as follows:
1. Black Gold
2. She Mountain
3. Paranoiac Blues
4. Princess Leia
5. Bow Down To The Monkey
6. Braggard’s Boast
7. It’s Not Me, It’s You
8. Fire Water
9. The Return Of The Bearded Brethren
10. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover) More...
Pelgrim guitarist Pim Goossens has issued the following announcement online about parting ways with the band:
'Hello everyone, I’m sad to inform you that I am quitting Pelgrim. In the coming months I will be starting a master’s programme and although I would love to do both this and play in the most kickass band in the universe ever, I know that both would suffer.
"This would be unacceptable to me and more importantly it would be unfair to my bestest of buddies, who are gay for robots, but I don’t judge. I have been making music with some of these nerds for almost ten years, Wouter Zaman and Koen Scheepens, and in the last years I have also had the pleasure to see Rik Torremans and Django van Loon join our merry band of band buddies. They are all my best friends, truly, and I hope they will grow so much more with a new guitar player (who should not be gay for robots, someone has to be the normal one..).
"In short: this sucks, shmurr, had to be done, murp, all the best, bliep, being in bands is for noobs, huurrdiedurr. Also, be gentle to the robots. They have feelings, you know.'
The Dutch band adds: "This surely is a major disappointment for us, since Pim is a long time member and friend. We love you Pim ‘njek-njek-sjmurdiebur’ Goossens and wish you all the best. However, Pelgrim will go on and we’ll start looking for the right replacement for Pim. Do you think you’ve got what it takes? Contact us right away!" More...
Hot on the heels of their recent announcement of a North American tour sponsored by MetalUnderground.com with prog metal titans Pain of Salvation, Vangough are launching a crowd-funding campaign to help them stay on the road and deliver a Kickstarter-exclusive live CD. Vocalist and guitarist Clay Withrow explains how the next logical step was to get the band on tour following the release of their third album, 'Between the Madness' (reviewed here). “We’ve been aggressively trying to get on a tour for years now, so it’s been a longtime coming. This is a big step in bringing our music to a larger audience.”
Autumn's Dawn has revealed a second track from upcoming debut album, "Gone," which will be released August 25th (September 3rd internationally).
Hear the new song "Until My Heart Corrodes With Rust" below. You can pre-order the album at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Ashes Of A Life (streaming here)
2. Until My Heart Corrodes With Rust
3. Into The Cold
4. Grace Of The Grave
5. When The Sun Sets For The Last Time
6. Blank Stare, Dead Eyes
8. Through The Rusted Gates Of Time
Colorado black metal cult Nightbringer is streaming the first track taken from new album, "Ego Dominus Tuus" ("I Am Your Lord"). The new track, "Et Nox Illuminatio Mea In Deliciis Meis," is streaming below, thanks to Stereogum.
Regarding the track, the band issued the following statement: "Et Nox… refers to a line from Psalm 139. The lyrics draw heavily upon this psalm, which we feel, via a perhaps more heretical approach, elucidates symbols relevant to the ‘midnight sun’ and the ‘night of light.’ Furthermore we touch upon the Greek melancholia and the sovereignty of Saturn over those of us who are born with his mark and our relation to the former concepts as well as the significance of the ‘black light’ of our Lord. It speaks much of the ecstatic furor one may enter in which wisdom is imparted both from above, below and within, via a state of ‘divine madness.'"
"Ego Dominus Tuus" will be released by Season of Mist in North America on September 30th (September 26th worldwide). Pre-orders can be found here and "Ego Dominus Tuus" was recorded and mixed at Flatline Audio Studios by Dave Otero. The track listing is as follow:
1. Prayer of Nephal
2. Et Nox Illuminatio mea in Deliciis Meis
3. Lantern of Eden's Night
4. Things which are Naught
5. I am the Gateway
6. Call of the Exile
7. Where Fire never Dreamt of Man
8. The Witchfires of Tubal-Qayin
9. Salvation is the Son of Leviathan
10. The Otherness of Being More...
Mad Alien, the German act that was active from 1989-1995 will re-issue a compilation of material via a self-titled release through Kathargo, under its "Heavy Metal Classics" line, on August 29th.
Coming into the Rock scene in 1989 with the EP "We Are Alive," Mas Alien showed a lot of potential with their melodic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock. "Combining a fine vocalist, good guitars, outstanding songwriting and the typical 80's feel, this high quality was 'standard' for all songs also on the forthcoming full length in 1992." Mad Alien was a victim of the grunge movement in the early 90's and faded out by 1995.
The track list for the compilation is:
1. We Are Alive
2. Creature of the Storm
3. One of These Days
4. Lady Desireous (Opus 9,7)
5. Time War
6. Shout it Out
7. Kwisatz Haderach (Part I - III)
8. Only for You
10. Nightmare on Elm Street
11. Fire on Ice
12. Opus 8,5
14. Lovesong More...
Pennsylvania progressive/power metal act MindMaze has posted a preview clip for the upcoming release "Back From the Edge." The sophomore album is currently targeted for a fall release and more information is expected shortly. Guest stars scheduled to appear include Mike LaPond (Symphony X), who handled the bass duties on the album.
The band successfully funded the recording of the release via a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. Check out the trailer here:
U.S. progressive metal act Creation's End, featuring ex-Riot/ex-MasterPlan vocalist Mike DiMeo, have posted the album art and track list for the upcoming new album "Metaphysical." The album will drop on August 29th via Pure Prog Records, a division of Pure Steel Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. The Chosen None
4. This Heart
5. All I Have
6. Part Of You
9. Turn Away
10. Bring To Life
11. Constructing A Savior
12. Singularity More...
Sweden's Facebreaker, featuring Scar Symmetry vocalist Robban Karlsson, released a new music video for the track "Catacomb." The song appears on the latest release "Dedicated to the Flesh," which is available via Cyclone Empire Records.
Check out the video here:
Swiss folk act Eluveitie posted a preview clip for the upcoming new music video "Call of the Mountains." The song appears on the band's new album "Origins," which is set for release on August 1 (EU), August 4 (UK), and August 5 (US) via Nuclear Blast Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.
The band will make this track available in English, Swiss-German, Romansh, French and Italian. Check out the preview here: