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Last updated on September 14, 2014 at 6:24 PM ET
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Chicago post-metal outfit Beak will release "Let Time Begin" via Someoddpilot Records this coming September 23rd, 2014.
"Let Time Begin" was recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios and is a conceptual record that explores the primordial and cosmic origins of man's greatest strife. The track listing is as follows:
1. Souls In Streams
2. Light Outside
3. The Breath Of Universe
4. Let Time Begin
5. Into The Light
6. Carry A Fire
7. Over The Shelter, The Morning Breaks
8. Fiery They Rose More...
We've already seen twice this year, through our features on Behemoth and Vader, that Poland is a country which has contributed some great works to the art of heavy metal music. This week, we'll be taking a look at another band from the country that helped to pave the way for metal in Eastern Europe and stake a place in the thrash which had boomed in their neighbouring country, Germany. A group from Poznan known quite memorably as Acid Drinkers.
The band was formed in September 1986 by singing bassist Tomasz "Titus" Pukacki and guitarist, Robert "Litza" Friedrich, who were soon joined by drummer, Maciej "Slepy" Gluchowski and another guitar player named, Dariusz "Popcorn" Popowicz. They recorded their first songs together before Pukacki was forced to put his musical aspirations on hold for two years to do his part for the army. He returned two years later and eventually reformed Acid Drinkers with Friedrich and Maciek "Slimak" Starosta. They performed their first gig in August 1989 in western Poland's largest city, Wroclaw. The thrashers quickly made a name for themselves, earning a record deal with Under One Flag, an English record label which had previously released albums by such artists as Onslaught. More...
In anticipation of the North American release of their newest album, "Scourge of the Formless Breed," Italian death metal band Septycal Gorge has teamed with GunShyAssassin.com for the premiere of album track "No Spawn, No Reign." Get your weekend started with a brutal dose of aural punishment at this location.
"Scourge of the Formless Breed" will be self-released by the band in Europe this month and the U.S. edition will be released by Comatose Music on October 14th. This marks the third full length album during Septycal Gorge's 10-year reign in the Italian brutal death metal scene. The track listing for both editions is identical. However, the packaging will be different.
All Them Witches is gearing up to release "Lightning At The Door" this coming September 16th, 2014.
“The name can be interpreted in many different ways,” explains singer and bassist Michael Parks, Jr. “It could be a person’s view on what the forces of good and evil are or even how we interact with each other as human beings. There’s a little bit of witchcraft in everybody’s life. Just waking up is pretty magical—you’re alive another day. In terms of the music, we’re so loose, and that’s where the magic comes from. There’s no controlling factor. We do exactly what comes naturally. We go in a room without any idea about what will happen, get in the groove, and it works. That’s supernatural.”
The album was recorded by Andy Putnam at Harriette Court-Yacht Club/Dojo and mastered by Brainard Jose at Premier Audio Mastering. Check out the artwork below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Funeral For A Great Drunken Bird
2. When God Comes Back
3. The Marriage Of Coyote Woman
4. Swallowed By The Sea
5. Charles William
6. The Death Of Coyote Woman
7. Romany Dagger
8. Mountain More...
Single Bullet Theory has just completed new album "Divine Ways of Chaos" and is currently shopping it to record labels. The album was self-produced and recorded at Matt DiFabio's studio and features guest performances by Justin Arman (Society 1, Crisis, MOD), Alan Tecchio (Watchtower, Hades , Non Fiction, Seven Witches) and Tim Roth (Into Eternity). The album was mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).
In other news, Single Bullet Theory now has its own hot sauce, which will be available on the first run of tour dates. Two different brands are available for mass consumption, including Damnation (a spicy habanero/mango blend) and Route 666 (very hot ghost pepper orange sauce).
"To Hell Paso and Back" tour dates:
9/20 @ McStews - Levittown, PA
9/25 @ Tobacco Rd - Manhattan, NY
9/26 @ Rippers Rock House - Akron, OH
9/27 @ Berlin Music Pub - Ft Wayne, IN
9/28 @ Fubar - Saint Louis, MO
9/29 @ Downtown Lounge - Tulsa, OK
9/30 @ Tom Cats West - Ft Worth, TX
10/1 @ The Blue Max - Midland, TX
10/2 @ Happy Endings - El Paso, TX
10/3 @ Fitzgeralds - San Antonio, TX
10/4 @ Beerland - Austin, TX
10/5 @ Zeros - Corpus Christi, TX
10/7 @ Smokin' Aces - McAllen ,TX
10/8 @ Penny Pub - San Angelo, TX. (w/ Exmortus)
10/9 @ Gold Crown Billiards - San Marcos, TX
10/10 @ Acadia - Houston, TX
10/11 @ 18th St Pier Bar & Grill - San Leon,TX
10/12 @ Thunders Tavern - Pascagoula, MS
10/13 @ TBA
On September 30th, Portland death metal act Sempiternal Dusk will release its full-length on Dark Descent Records. After a demo assault in 2012, the band is set to make their presence known across the underground with this self-titled,five track, forty-seven minute affair. If you like doom in your death metal, Semptiernal Dusk will be most pleasing to your taste.Pre-orders for Sempiternal Dusk on CD and vinyl formats are now available at Dark Descent Records.
Sempiternal Dusk emerged after the demise of Warwolves in 2009, with J.Huss switching from bass to guitar and T. Call again behind the kit. The duo began writing, focusing on abyssal atmosphere and primal instincts to guide their doomed death metal. In 2011 they recorded a two-song demo with J.Huss recording all guitars and bass and T. Call on drums and vocals. Their demo spread and caught the attention of Dark Descent, who inked a deal with the band for release of a full-length.
The band also contributed a one-minute track, "Beneath the Emblems of Death" to the "Monomaniac VOL. 1 7" released by Blastbeat Mailmurder from Greece. This would be the last song recorded as a duo. The decision was then made to fill out the lineup and become a live band. T. Gann of Shroud Of The Heretic joined on bass and A. Wheeler of Weregoat/Ritual Necromancy joined on second guitar.
The first live ritual occurred in February of 2013 along with Vassafor and Knelt Rote. In August 2013 they entered Red Lantern Studios in Portland, OR to record their debut full length. Sempiternal Dusk, now a three piece, will be performing a few select live rituals this fall in support of their album release, then entering the studio in late September to begin recording their side of an upcoming split with Seattle's Old Skin. Stream "Moon Behind Hook Cross" below.
Buenos Aires heavy metal band Domination has a video out now for "All Around Dead - Colors Become Dark," taken off the 2013 album "Doom In Nation."
The clip was filmed by Heresy Videoclips at "La Colorada" this past May in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Domination consists of:
Denis Kormakov - Voices & Guitar
Ariel Orsi - Bass
Pablo Martinez - Drums More...
Symphonic metal band Mutum has a new video out now for "Gloria Victis," which can be seen below and comes from the "Premonitions of War" album. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. The memories: Gloria Victis
3. Fallen Angel
4. Beyond the Sun
5. Three: Loss of Wisdom
6. Two: The Poison
7. One: The Stars Lullaby
8. Four: Curses
9. Premonitions of War
Michigan City, Indiana's own sludge/stoner band Yellowtooth is preparing to hit the studio in September to record "Crushed By The Wheels of Progress," the follow-up to the band's 2012 debut album "Disgust."
The album will be released through Orchestrated Misery Recordings. The band has eight songs ready to be sent into the audio stratosphere. Song titles include "Before I Return to Dust," "The Spiral Stairs," "Meet Mr. Mossberg," "Climbing the Mountain," "Manifesto," and "Season's End." Guitarist/vocalist Henry McGinnis commented on the new material:
"We haven't really changed our writing style since the debut came out, but refined it a bit to suit our needs. Having been together since 2008 it's just a natural progression of who we are. The songs are still very heavy, and some parts still have the southern flair we have grown to enjoy since the beginning."
Yellowtooth is also gearing up for several shows this fall in the Chicagoland area with label-mates Psychomancer. Check out a track from the 2012 debut "Disgust" below. More...
US based symphonic extreme metallers Shadow Society recently released the following press statement whilst preparing for the recording of their highly anticipated debut album scheduled to be released in early 2015 by Loud Rage Music:
"It is with a heavy heart that we write this press release to inform you, the fans, of a decision that has been made by the collective known as Shadow Society. We as a band have decide to part ways with our founding member, brother, partner and friend, Adam Sagan.
"You see, the whole of the band is centralized in Florida all except for Adam. Due to the fact of Adam’s incredibly busy schedule and him living in Minnesota he has not been able devote the time and effort that as a band, including Adam feel is necessary to take Shadow Society to the next level.
"From day one Adam has always stated that he will not be a part of holding the band back in any way due to his distance. We tried to make it work for three years and accomplished much in that time but other opportunities have had to be passed on. As a band; Asgrim, Rob, Dave, Adam, Kevin and Kadath feel that no longer can opportunities be passed on and all possible avenues be explored… So ends this chapter.
"Enter now a new beginning…
"We are pleased to announce the successor to the drum throne of Shadow Society, Jonathan Lee. Some of his credits include live and studio work with Acheron, The Autumn Offering, and Hell on Earth as well as drum tech for Death and Control Denied. Jonathan spent the late 90’s promoting black metal bands from across the globe while working at US cult metal label Full Moon Productions. More...
Technical blackened death metal trio Solace Of Requiem has announced a partnership with various charities that help promote arts, education, music and free-thought to children in need. The band will donate 10% of all online clothing sales to one of the following - The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, Camp Quest or the International Child Art Foundation. Members of Solace Of Requiem explain in further detail in the following statement:
It is with extreme pleasure that we can finally say that Solace Of Requiem will now be donating 10% of all online clothing sales towards three wonderful children's charities. We wanted to give our "secular" support to Science and The Arts and we are delighted to say that we have found three charities that fit that criteria perfectly.More...
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The next thing you need to know is that when you select the size and quantity of your order, you will see an additional drop-down menu that will give you the list of three charities you have to choose from. It is your choice which of the three charities your 10% will be donated to. However, if you choose not to select one of the charities before making your purchase, your 10% will be automatically donated to our default charity.
Costa Rican death metallers Corpse Garden will release new single "Suspended Over the Abyss" for purchase digitally on September 23 on i-Tunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and other digital retailers. The song is now streaming at this location. The single comes from upcoming sophomore full-length album Ecdysis for which the band is currently seeking a record label to release.
The new single is representative of the band's old school, technical death metal sound combined with progressive passages, killer solos and dense atmospheres."Suspended over the Abyss" reflects the band's new direction, due in part to lineup changes and musical growth since guitarist Esteban Sancho, bassist Carlos Venegas and vocalist Felipe Tencio joined the band.
Ecdysis was crafted from December 2013 to May 2014 in Bushido Audio Productions in Costa Rica; it was recorded, produced and mixed by Juan Pablo Calvo. Album artwork was created by Alexander L. Brown of BNB Illustration and Design based on the concept provided by the band.
According to the band: "Ecdysis means the shedding or molting of an outer layer of skin particularly on snakes, it means transformation for us. We shed our skin and changed our approach to music in every aspect and this is what we wanted the album's cover and title to reflect that."
"The concept is based on the steps of Solve Et Coagula, the alchemical process; making reference to Carl Jung' studies of the collective unconscious, psychology and alchemy. This conceptual piece is crafted to capture the journey through all the stages and emotions finding the underlying patterns of order in darkness and nature of the psyche." More...
Known for his work as drummer of Sidious, Krhudd will re-release "Blestem," the debut album from one-man black metal project Colosus through Kaotoxin Records on October 7th in North America and October 27th in Europe. The album will be available as a limited edition first press (1,000 copies) DigiSleeve CD and Cassette Tape (100 copies).
Perhaps best described as dark ambient black metal, "Blestem" is a journey into blasphemy, pain and destruction. Though Krhudd plays myriad instruments and delivers loathsome vocals, the album also features special guest vocals from by Déhà (We All Die (Laughing), COAG) on "La Apus."
Also featuring a cover of Coldworld's "Red Snow," the album comes bundled with a free 26-track Kaotoxin Records compilation. "Blestem" was originally issued in 2013 as a digital-only release.
A trailer for "Blestem" has been posted below.
Thrash/death Metallers Madrost (pronounced Ma-Drost) and NoCleanSinging.com present the exclusive premiere of "Subterranean Nightmare," off the band's upcoming second album "Into the Aquatic Sector." The title track is also available for your auditory experience below.
Madrost will self-release "Into the Aquatic Sector" on digital and CD formats September 23rd, and will make it available for purchase on CD Baby, Amazon, Bandcamp, and i-Tunes. Check out "Subterranean Nightmare" now at this location.
Black metal trio Impurium has released the music video for "Again We Freeze," a track taken from "Unleashing a Cacophony of Destruction" - the band's recent split disc with Throne Of Sacrilege. The visual accompaniment to the unholy and old-school sonic butchery that is Impurium's "Again We Freeze" can be viewed below.
Orchestrated Misery Recordings realized the time was nigh for the release of a split CD featuring the sonic strains of US black metal bands Throne Of Sacrilege and Impurium. Featuring three songs from each band, the label has pressed a mere 666 copies.
The shock metal band Fear of Domination will head out on a two week tour all around Europe. The tour will include headlining shows in Latvia, Poland, and Czech with the band afterwards joining up with Hanzel und Gretyl (US) in Austria and continuing with them throughout Germany and Finland.
FoD has been working hard to gain its place in the European metal scene. Their latest show at Nummirock dropped audience's jaws with it's well planned freak circus. The band's latest album "Distorted Delusions" spawned the "Legion" video, which can be seen below.
FEAR AND DOMINATION IN EUROPE-TOUR
16.10 Riga (LAT), Depo-club
17.10 Suwalki (POL), Kominpub Motocyklowy
18.10 Gdansk (POL), Metro-club
19.10 Poznan (POL), Klub U Bazyla
21.10 Prague (CZ), Exit chmelnice
22.10. Vienna (AUT), Viper Room
23.10. München (GER), Backstage Club
24.10. Berlin (GER), K17
25.10. Braunschweig (GER), UniKum
27.10. Hamburg (GER), Logo
30.10. Kuopio (FIN) Henry's Pub
31.10. Kouvola (FIN), House of Rock
01.11. Helsinki (FIN), On The Rocks