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Last updated on August 30, 2014 at 6:11 PM ET
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20 news articles posted on this day.
AraPacis just wrapped up recording a new album, titled "A Disturbing Awakening," which is due to be released this coming Winter.
The band has also posted a pre-mix version of the new song "Sorrow of a Lost War." Give it a listen at the band's website here.
Photos from the recording studio are available at Facebook, and the recording lineup is as follows:
Shelle Macpherson - vocals
Jerry Fielden - guitars, bass, back vocals
Mathieu Roy - drums
Leonardo Fagelli - keyboards
Footage has been posted online for genre-bending Icelandic act Solstafir performing the title track to new album "Ótta" (reviewed here). Check it out below, and the band also comments:
"Check out this multi camera recording from one of the strangest venues we played. The stage was a port of a large hunting cabin in the Austrian Alps, facing the audience up in the hill. What an amazing atmosphere!"
To hear the studio version of the title track and more, check out the full album stream over at this location.
Following the "Aurora - Morgen Rothe im Auffgang" full-length and the "The Advent October" EP, Black Autumn will be releasing "Losing The Sun" on September 30th, 2014.
Pre-orders are available at this location, and a song taken off the release is available for streaming below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Losing The Sun
2. St. Elm's Fire
4. From Whence We Came
5. The Distance
6. A Corruption Of Innocence
7. In The Rains Of June
Indonesia's Grausig has released a new EP titled "God's Replicated." You can check out a teaser trailer for the new release below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Intro (Physco Kill)
2. God's Replicated
3. Sampah Moralitas Dimensi
4. Beat The Bastard (Exploited Cover)
Hookers & Blow, featuring Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, will be celebrating the band’s 10th anniversary starting on September 5th at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood and September 6th at Count’s Vamped in Las Vegas, NV.
The band is also excited to add longtime friend and world renowned stand-up comic Don Jameison (VH1's That Metal Show) as the “Master of Ceremonies” for the upcoming East Coast dates in October.
Rounding out the Hookers & Blow line-up will be W.A.S.P. & Hotel Diablo bassist Mike Duda, Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr and an array of special guest players.
"This band has always been mostly a joke” says Grossi. “We figured after doing this for 10 years it would be cool to celebrate by adding our buddy Don into the mix who actually tells Jokes for a living."
09/05 – The Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
09/06 – Count’s Vamped – Las Vegas, NV
10/09 – Backstage – Cheektowaga, NY
10/10 – Obsession’s – Ottawa, ON (Alex & Dizzy Only)
10/11 – The Rockpile – Toronto, ON (Alex & Dizzy Reed Only)
10/14 – The Bowery Electric – New York, NY*
10/15 – The Lucky Dog Music Hall – Worcester, MA*
10/16 – 1150 Oak Bar And Grill – Cranston, RI*
10/17 – The Legendary Dobbs Concert Hall – Philadelphia, PA*
10/18 – The Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD*
10/19 – Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ
*w/ Don Jamieson
Corpse Mutilation has released an official music video for the track "Retaliation of the Suppressed," which was directed/filmed by Jonas Geurs. Check out the clip below, and you can find more info on the band at Facebook here. Corpse Mutilation consists of:
Vocals - Thijs Samyn
Guitars - Wannes Delmaere
Drums - Danilo Moniez
Bass - Anthony Declercq
British prog metal outfit Empress AD is proud to release the full stream of debut album "Still Life Moving Fast." Check it out below, courtesy of Alternative Press.
As part of a unique partnership between The End Records/ADA and Roadrunner Records, the album will be released in North America on September 2nd. Guitarist/vocalist Ollie Loring comments:
"For me, ‘Still Life Moving Fast’ captures everything we’re about as a band. Every ounce of our vision, passion and creativity had been used when writing and recording the record, and it’s something we’re really proud of. Each song is it’s own entity, but when they’re all put together on the record, it makes something that’s even bigger and more important than any of us could of realized." More...
Stoner rock/metal outfot Zoe is gearing up to release "Raise The Veil" this coming September on CD/digital through Brennus Music.
Previously self-released in a limited run for fans, the band's third full-length album (following "Make It Burning" and "Dirty Is A Little Sister") was recorded by Olivier T'Servrancx at the Electric Box Studio (Glowsun) and then mastered by Göran Finnberg (In Flames, Meshuggah). Get a taste of the album with three teaser tracks below. More...
The first annual Motörhead Motörboat - featuring Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax -will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the September 22nd - 26th, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy.
The fest will also include Testament, Down, High On Fire, plus Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
A limited number of cabins are still available for Motörhead’s Motörboat at this location.
Additional onboard performances and activities have been announced for Motörhead’s Motörboat, including a spoken word performance by heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian.
Scott’s spoken word performances in support of his upcoming "Swearing Words In Glasgow" CD (out November 13th via Megaforce Records) are an honest look at the insane life that he has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences, Scott certainly has some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.
Those onboard Motörhead’s Motörboat will also be treated to a screening of the 2010 documentary film "Lemmy," directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski. In addition, theme nights for Motörhead’s Motörboat are as follows:
Monday, September 22 -- Löud and Hometown Pröud
Motörhead’s Motörboat will have a very diverse and international crowd. Guests are encouraged to be proud of where they come from. Wear a state jersey, don your Nordic horns, paint your face and show your city/state/country pride. More...
Household has teamed up with Under The Gun Review to stream the song "Purpose" off the band's upcoming album "With Or Without."
Front man Joshua Gilbert comments: "One of my favorite lyrics in this song is 'Every seed's given season to redeem and restart.' This is about letting go of the past and sincerely looking to the future."
The melodic hardcore band's new album "With Or Without" will be available September 30th, 2014 via Blood & Ink Records.
Godsmack has issued the following announcement about auctioning off VIP guest tickets to support victims of alcohol-related crashes:
"Due to a turn of tragic events, our dear friend and tour manager recently lost his granddaughter to an alcohol related car accident.
"All of our hearts weigh very heavy for him and his family during this difficult time, as no one should ever have to go through the heartbreak of losing a child. Because of this terrible event, Godsmack, Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Fest, and Unite the United are coming together to help raise money, awareness, and support victims of alcohol related accidents.
"We are auctioning off a once in a lifetime experience for two, to be our special VIP Rockstar Uproar guests for the day in Dallas TX! The auction winner will receive the following: 2 great tickets to the show, watch Godsmack’s set sidestage, a private Meet & Greet with Godsmack with a professional photo op, a Meet & Greet with Seether, a hand signed Dean from Hell Electric Guitar (autographed by all members of Godsmack, Seether, Skillet and more), 2 VIP Laminates, complimentary lunch & dinner in catering, and more!
"Let’s come together for a great cause, as well as give two fans an experience they will remember for a lifetime! You can view the LIVE auction, and place your bid now at this location. Auction ends Sunday night at 8pm CST so place your bid now!
"If you are going to drink, always be responsible enough to not get behind the wheel. It's NOT worth the risk of losing your life, or taking away the life of another. Stay the night at a friends house or hotel and sober up. If you need to get home, call a cab or have a designated driver with you. It will help save lives."
The band's new album "1000HP" is out now, and you can check out a music video from the album below. More...
After releasing a music video for "Soiling The Fields Of Putridity," Solace Of Requiem is now streaming the entire new "Casting Ruin" album online.
Hear all the songs in the player below, or you can pick up your own copy of the album at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Defiling the Spectrum 04:15
2. Casting Ruin 04:27
3. Soiling the Fields of Putridity 05:22
4. Song of Shards 04:16
5. Wading Into Mire 06:51
6. Eroded Absolution 04:36
7. Heaving Bile and Ash 05:27
8. Pools of Ablation 06:07
9. Bio-Alchemy 03:01 More...
Along Came A Spider's sophomore album, "Resurgence," is now seeing release through Standby Records, which follows previous release "If We Were Normal Men."
The album includes hidden gems like a homage to the Zelda game series and a guest spot by The Color Moral's very own Garret Rapp.
Along Came A Spider recorded "Resurgence" at Studio D inside the Agota Concert theater with producer Don Debiase (Modern Day Escape, For All Those Sleep). Guitarist Justin Sobota had this to say about the time spent at Studio D with Debiase:
"This album is our best work yet. everyone buckled down and worked very hard on each and every part of every song. Not a single chord, note, harmony, or progression was by accident or unplanned. We spent hours on each song, molding them into what we wanted. The great thing is, is that we created a cohesive album that blends many of our favorite styles together. It's more mature and more meaningful than anything we have done before. We are so proud of this album and we hope that it stamps our name in the metal core genre." More...
Besegra has checked in with the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:
"We are sad to announce that we will no longer be continuing as a band. There is no anger between us and some if not all of us will likely continue on musically elsewhere.
"Things just aren't clicking anymore and we can't keep beating off the dead horse, so to speak. So regretfully with this we will be cancelling our remaining shows except for this Sunday in our hometown of Brantford.
"All the best to all of our friends that have supported us for so long."
Mushroomhead has put out a music video for a track taken off the band's recently released album "The Righteous & the Butterfly." Watch "Out Of My Mind" in the YouTube player below. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Our Apologies
2. How Many Times
3. Devils Be Damned
5. Portraits of the Poor
7. This Cold Reign
8. We Are the Truth
9. Son of 7
10. For Your Pleasure
11. Worlds Collide
12. Graveyard du jour
13. Out of My Mind
14. Rumor Has It
Metal Injection cameras followed Trivium during the Scranton, PA stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2014.
Check out the video below to see what the band does in the hours leading up to the Mayhem performance. Metal Injection cameras were also there to capture members of Korn giving Trivium frontman Matt Heafy a signature guitar.
For more Trivium, watch the band's "Through Blood And Dirt And Bone" music video taken from the "Vengeance Falls" album at this location.
The Grand Rapids punk 'n' roll perpetrators in Auslander, are pleased to untether their self-titled debut via Domestic Genocide Records. The label comments:
"Featuring past and current members of street rock unit Ten Second March alongside melodic punk instigators the Krabs, the trio has been stalking the DIY underground circuit in some form for over two decades.
"United under the moniker of Auslander - German for 'outsider' - in 2013, the band spews an infinitely catchy maelstrom of amped up, straightforward punk rock focused on their hometown, the working class struggle they've all lived and simply hanging out and boozing with friends. Their honesty might offend, but Auslander makes no apologies. Fans of Stiff Little Fingers, Cockney Rejects, Ani-Heroes and The Business pay heed.
"Ausländer was written and produced by the band at Rotten Studios in Grand Rapids, mixed and mastered by Ryan Cunningham (Michigan City Vandals, Murder Party, Antilogical) at Blackport Audio and boasts eight furiously bratty tracks of fuck all awesomeness!"
Check out live footage of the band leveling the Tip Top in it's hometown earlier this Summer below. The new album is available via Domestic Genocide Records here and the track listing is as follows:
1. Bombs Away
2. Never Give Up
3. We Don't Wanna Be
4. Total Fucked Up Mess
5. I Hate Hipsters
6. For The Boys
7. Brats And Beer
8. Ausländer More...
Dawnbringer has completed work on the band's new album “Night Of The Hammer,” which was recorded at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios and is due out October 28th, 2014. Profound Lore Records comments:
"Continuing in true heavy metal glory, 'Night Of The Hammer' is a unique and different expression within the Dawnbringer repertoire while at the same time forging on in the name of real genuine metal through an album more mid-paced, a bit more stripped down, even with some folk-esque musical moments surfacing where the focus on melody and especially Black’s vocal performance becomes even more defined and apparent.
"Another key defining characteristic of 'Night Of The Hammer' is the stronger sense of the classic cult metal vibe running throughout the album, having that kind of aura reminiscent of those early ‘80s outsider hidden gem metal classics that had their own distinct voice during their time while remaining relevant in the present day."
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. The Burning Of Home
3. Nobody There
5. Hands Of Death
6. One-Eyed Sister
7. Damn You
8. Not Your Night
9. Funeral Child
10. Crawling Off To Die More...
Shred guitarist Nita Strauss joined up with Alice Cooper earlier this summer and immediately went on a massive tour across North America with Motley Crue, which will continue through the Fall.
Strauss takes the place of Orianthi, who has toured with Alice for the past few years. She was also recently ranked #1 on Guitar World's list of "10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know." Strauss now checks in with the following report:
"The past two months on the Motley Crue Final tour have been unreal! Every time the curtain drops to start our set and I feel the crowd roar wash over me it's amazing to look to my right and see the legendary Alice Cooper. We have made so many great memories on this tour playing to sold out amphitheaters and arenas all over North America and meeting tons of new fans. Hard to believe we only have a week left of the first leg of this tour. Motley has been a blast to tour with. The band and crew have been so great to us and they put on a hell of a show every single night.
"I'm really excited about partnering up with All Axess for the launch of my website. Not only is that going to be the place to get any and all news about what I'm up to, it also has tons of exclusive photos, videos and merchandise that you can only get there. Look for a slew of new instructional video lessons and photos over the next few months as I will constantly be keeping the site updated. Thanks for the support and hopefully see you all soon." More...
Coming off a recent performance at Armstrong Metalfest 2014, Edmonton, AB's Death Toll Rising has released a new video of that entire set for fans, which can be seen below.
The band has also announced plans to perform at the Loud As Hell Fest (Drumheller, AB) on August 31st. Guitarist Drew Copland comments:
"Armstrong Metalfest is quickly getting the reputation as one of the best fests in all of Western Canada, and for our second year playing we thought it would be a great idea to have our set shot and edited for an online release. Everybody who was there knows just how rad the whole weekend was, and we had one of the best times playing and hanging out with many of the top bands from the region! This video is just a little taste of what the playing environment is like, and Armstrong Metalfest is growing each year, and will only get bigger and better from here. We look forward to rounding out our summer with a last string of devastating festivals in the end of August!"
Aug 31 - Loud as Hell - Drumheller AB w/ Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Display of Decay and more More...