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Last updated on December 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM ET
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4 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Dutch outfit Apophys has posted studio footage online of the band recording drums for a debut album at Soundlodge Studio Germany. Check it out below, or you can hear previously posted promo tracks from the band at this location.
Texas outfit Urizen has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance tonight:
"We are very very sad to say that we will NOT be performing at Wits End in Dallas for tonight's Christmas show and toy drive. The road conditions in DFW are just too hazardous, especially to the north, where Thomas and I live. There's no way for us to safely make it to Dallas, and we are very unhappy about that.
"At this time I do not know if the rest of the show is canceled, but I will give updates as I hear them.
"If you live in DFW, or any of the areas affected by this icy winter storm, please PLEASE stay home tonight! Unless you are willing to risk your vehicle and your life, just kick back, grab an NES controller, and ride the cold out in style!
"Be safe!" More...
On November 29th, Hate Eternal bass wizard J.J. Hrubovcak unleashed "Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics" upon riotous Black Friday shoppers in an effort to rekindle the true holiday spirit.
Featuring five renderings of the season's darkest hymns, Death Metal Christmas... was composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork by brother/Monstrosity vocalist Mike Hrubovcak, engineered by Hate Eternal mastermind Erik Rutan and J.J. and mixed and mastered by Brian Elliott all at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg.
The concept focuses on Azrael, the angel of death in some Islam, Sikhism and Hebrew lore, and the inevitable fall of mankind. The story follows a child (Azrael) born to a wealthy family heavily involved in politics throughout the generations. The child is not named Azrael but, infused with its spirit, is predestined by Abaddon (the Destroyer) to cleanse the earth of all life.
Today third movement, "Nutcracker: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy," is available for streaming below via Decibel Magazine. Notes Hrubovcak of the tune:
"I debated on whether to include this song because it so ubiquitous during the season and almost played out, but I thought it needed to be heard in a death metal context. Much of the music produced by the late 19th/early 20th century Russian composers was basically the death metal of its time. It was passionate, aggressive, bleak, dark, unconventional and open-minded, reviled and revered at the same time, disturbing and shocking to convention. I love aggressive and passionate music in any genre -- jazz has hard bop, classical has these Russian composers and we have death metal!" More...
Next month, Sacramento death metal militia The Kenendy Veil will drop the "Trinity Of Falsehood" long player upon the planet. The album was produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California and features the debut of vocalist Taylor Wientjes.
Check out in-studio footage of drummer Gabe Seeber (Alterbeast, Decrepit Birth) abusing his kit to new track "In The Ashes Of Humanity" in the player below, courtesy of SickDrummer.
"Trinity Of Falsehood" will be released worldwide on January 21st, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. More...