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Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM ET
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12 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Following the band's recent signing to Southern Lord, North Carolina-based Torch Runner has released a track from "Committed To The Ground."
Torch Runner's debut album, previously only available in a limited vinyl run, will now be made officially available worldwide on CD and digital formats as a precursory title preceding the band's recently-completed new LP, which is coming together to be released later this year.
"Committed To The Ground" drops twelve tracks under twenty-three minutes, viciously bringing forth a volatile, pissed-off brew of metallic, downbeat punk/hardcore/grind set for North American release on May 13th. The album's third track "Feeding" can be heard below, courtesy of Toxicbreed's Funhouse. The full track listing is as follows:
4. Canon Cast
5. Clocked In
6. Committed to the Ground
9. The Holy Are The Broken
11. Pulpit Plague
12. Vestige More...
Lexington, KY's Beyond the Shore has completed an extended tour that began in February. The band spent the last two months driving across the U.S. twice for over 60 total shows.
At the beginning of this tour, Beyond the Shore visited the Metal Blade offices, where the band members reminisced about some of the most entertaining experiences while on tour. Check out the clip below to hear stories about some cool Missouri cops, irritable bowel syndrome, and hotel room pornos.
Beyond the Shore guitarist Zach Hunter adds: "We've just wrapped up the longest stretch of dates that we've done as a band to date. It's been a wild and crazy ride, but the experiences that you take away are priceless. From glaciers to deserts, we've seen it all in a little over two months. Being away from friends and family is a struggle all touring bands face, but the people you meet and memories you take home with you make every second worth it…keep your eyes peeled for more dates this summer!" More...
German thrash outfit Dust Bolt will release new album "Awake the Riot" on June 2nd in the U.K. and June 10th in North America via Napalm Records.
The band has now released a brand new lyric video for the track "Beneath the Earth," which can be seen below courtesy of Metal Insider.
Andrei Bouzikov, who is responsible for album covers from bands such as Skeletonwitch and Municipal Waste, created the artwork for "Awake the Riot." The album will be released as a standard CD edition, limited 2LP gatefold, and digital format. The track listing is as follows:
1. Living Hell
2. Soul Erazor
3. Beneath the Earth
4. You Lost Sight
5. Agent Thrash
6. Living a Lie
7. Awake the Riot - The Final War
8. Eternal Waste
9. Drowned in Blind Faith
10. Worlds Built to Deceive
11. The Monotonous - Distant scream
12. Future Shock (Evil Dead Cover) More...
It's official: the U.K. melodic extreme metallers in Bloodshot Dawn have launched a crowd funding campaign in support of their second and as-yet-untitled album.
Get full details on the perks available and make your own contribution at Kickstarter.com here.
On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch, Bloodshot Dawn released a series of videos offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews, and some new album demo snippets. Find the latest entry in the series over here. More...
Finnish outfit Desecresy originally scheduled the release of new album "Chasmic Transcendence" for April 15th, but due to manufacturing problems it will instead be coming out on April 21st.
With the update release just around the corner, now you can stream the full album online. Check it out in the SoundCloud player provided below. More...
After splitting with Per "Sodomizer" Erickson, Katatonia has now parted ways with drummer Daniel Liljekvist. Daniel comments:
"Dear friends and fans,
"I’ve been thinking about this for the last couple of months and I’ve come to the sad conclusion that I have to leave the band. It’s got nothing to do with ’difference in views´or any other bullshit. I just cannot combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia. Times for musicians are rough and I’ve decided to concentrate on my family and get a normal job that gets the bills payed.
"I’ve had some of the best moments in my life the past 14 odd years together with my favorite people in the world. I’ve been all over the planet with this lot…my second family. Thank you! I’m gonna miss playing with you and I’m gonna miss hanging out with you on the road so much. And I’m gonna miss meeting all the great Katatonia fans all over the world. You know who you are. You are truly amazing! I’m not gonna miss all the freaks and idiots we’ve come across during all the years. You probably don’t know who you are. And I will not miss bad catering, shit beer and banana juice…
"This is Daniel, rocking the fuck off! Cheers!" More...
Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes) has checked in with the following announcement about working on a new solo release:
"Dear Friends, Fans & Fangs,
"I have good news for you! I am now in the midst of recording my fifth solo album 'Vervain' at Mastersound Studio!
"With this album I wish to take you on a journey through my artistic vision of the spheres - shadows and light, by eye and mind. 'No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.' ~Terry Pratchett."
Further details on "Vervain" will be forthcoming.
Ever since the melodic death metal pioneers in At The Gates announced a comeback studio album with the classic line-up from the "Slaughter Of The Soul" album (1995), the anticipation within the scene has been immense.
At The Gates is now in full pre-production mode and expects to be recording upcoming album, "At War With Reality," in June/July with a tentative release in October/November 2014 via Century Media Records worldwide.
The band has now launched a video featuring updates on the new material's pre-production process. Check it out below.
At The Gates will also be touring in support of "At War With Reality" throughout Europe together with label-mates Triptykon and Morbus Chron. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Dutch symphonic progressive metal act Stream of Passion, originally the creation of Ayreon's Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released a music video for the new track "A War of Our Own." The song is the title track of the band's new album which is self-released tomorrow, April 18th.
The track list for the album is:
2. A War of Our Own
3. The Curse (see lyric video)
5. Burning Star
6. For You
11. Don't Let Go
12. Out of the Darkness
13. The Distance Between Us (Digipack Bonus Track)
Check out "A War of Our Own" here: More...
Brazilian symphonic metal act Amazon is streaming the new track "The Path" from the band's upcoming new release "Rise." The release date for the album has not yet been announced, but it is the band's third and first album in four years (2010's "Nature's Last Ride"). The album was produced Sander Gommans (ex-After Forever/HDK/Trillium and Amanda Somerville (Avantasia/Trillium/HDK).
More information on the album is expected soon. Check out "The Path" here:
Traditional/classic metal act God's Army, the band featuring ex-Gallows Pole vocalist/bassist John A.B.C. Smith (ex-Scanner/Ex-At Vance), Hallowed guitarist Ian O'Sullivan and ex-Firewind drummer Mark Cross (ex-Helloween), released the new music video "Gods Must Be Crazy." The song appears on the upcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on May 23rd via Massacre Records.
Check out the video here:
Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach posted a lyric video for the new track "Taking Back Tomorrow." The track is from new studio album "Give'em Hell," which is set for release on April 22nd via Frontiers Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Hell Inside My Head
3. All My Friends Are Dead
4. Temptation (see music video)
5. Push Away
7. Had Enough
8. Gun To A Knife Fight
9. Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game
10. Taking Back Tomorrow
12. Forget You
Check out "Taking Back Tomorrow" here: More...