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Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 2:49 PM ET
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17 news articles posted today (and counting...)
French black/death metal band Otargos has revealed an official video for the song "Fleshless Deathless," which can be seen below.
"Fleshless Deathless" comes from the group's last album "Apex Terror," released in September 2013 and available through Listenable Records.
England's Glamour Of The Kill will return to the U.S. supporting the release of "Savages," due out May 13th, 2014. The band will head out on the road with Escape The Fate and label-mates Pop Evil and Avatar. Dates can be found at this location.
"We are more than excited that our second full length Savages will be released to the GOTK family in America!" says vocalist Davey Richmond. The last time the band performed on American soil was in 2012. Richmond continues, "We are so proud of this record and can't wait for everyone to hear it and learn the words!"
The new album's track listing is as follows:
2. Second Chance
3. The Only One
4. Live For The Weekend
5. A Freak Like Me
7. Rescue Me
8. Leave It All Behind
9. A Beautiful Day To Die
10. Tears Of The Sun
11. Welcome To Hell More...
Menace drummer Derek Roddy is featured in two NAMM 2014 videos recently released by GearGods.
The footage, captured at the Axis Percussion booth, features Derek playing "I Won't See the Sun" from Menace's recently released debut album "Impact Velocity," which dropped via Season of Mist on March 18th in North America. You can also stream the entire album over at this location.
The Ottawa, ON video game rock nerds in Double Experience are proud to announce the "Rated M For MaTOUR," which will include a performance at this year's Canadian Music Week on May 10th in Toronto, ON.
Vocalist Ian Nichols comments: "Ever since we completed the new record last summer, we toured extensively overseas and got tons footage for the new single in the process. For this spring tour, we really wanted to focus on our home province of Ontario and visit cities that we haven't been to in almost a year. To make it even more special, we will be bringing the very first copies of our brand new album along with us as a tour-exclusive for our fans to get their hands on before the official release later this year."
The band is gearing up for the summer release of the forthcoming album "721835" on August 1st and you can also see the "Who The Hell" video below. Catch the band live:
April 22 - Cobourg, ON @ Columbus Centre
April 23 - Peterborough, ON @ Legendary Red Dog
April 24 - Barrie, ON @ The D.I.Y.
April 26 - North Bay, ON @ Granite Club
April 27 - Newmarket, ON @ The Jam Spot
April 28 - London, ON @ The APK
May 2 - Windsor, ON @ Villains Beastro
May 3 - Chatham-Kent, ON @ Mc B's
May 10 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar (Canadian Music Week Showcase)
May 30 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox More...
German black metal outfit Infestus has teamed up with Terrorizer.com to stream a new track from upcoming album "The Reflecting Void." Check out "Spiegel der Seele" below, and the full album's track listing is as follows:
1. A Dying Dream
2. Spiegel der Seele
3. Constant Soul Corrosion
4. Cortical Spreading Darkness
5. Fractal Rise of the Fall
6. Inner Reflexion
7. Devouring Darkness
8. Origin More...
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of Tesla's brand new studio album entitled "Simplicity" on June 6th in Europe, and the label comments:
"The Sacramento Rockers are back with 14 new songs offering a ride of energy that doesn't come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years. 'Simplicity' is Tesla's seventh all original studio album which follows a 6-years creative break from the release of the previous album 'Forever More.'
"After a string of shows in the USA in 2013, the band went back into the studio in early 2014 and came out with a new album, which goes straight back to the Tesla roots. The band worked and produced it as they did with 'Into the Now,' their successful come-back album from 2004. Helped by the legendary Tom Zutaut who was the man behind the best Tesla albums, this new album rocks from start to finish, showing a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist--not sounding like another."
The first new song off the new album, "Taste My Pain," was released last summer digitally via iTunes and Amazon. The track was recorded during a two-day session at J Street Recorders in Sacramento. The new track is, according to the band, "A heavier song with a hard-driving beat and Tesla trademark blazing guitars."
Guitarist Frank Hannon comments on the album: “I must say that this new Tesla album is really gonna be awesome. We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than Forever More, and the style is pure Tesla back to our roots. I truly believe you guys are gonna love it!”
“The opening track is called MP3”, continues Hannon “and starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values...and has a heavy ass riff! Then we segue into a rock n roll song called Ricochet that talks about uncle Ted...can't wait to play this stuff live!” More...
Trees Of Eternity - the collaboration between Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio (Swallow the Sun) and Sweden based, South Africa born, singer Aleah - has issued the following announcement about who will be playing bass on an upcoming album:
"So indeed, we are happy to announce that our bass player is Mattias 'The Crypt' Norrman, perhaps best known for his work with Katatonia (1999-2009), but you may also know him from October Tide or various other projects past and present.
"Today was the second and final day of bass recordings, and Mattias really did an amazing job, adding his personal touch to the songs while tapping perfectly into the Trees of Eternity sound. We couldn't be more satisfied with the way this album is progressing, and all the talented people involved!"
Trees Of Eternity is working with prodducer Jens Bogren as well as recording engineer Johan Örnborg. Further details are forthcoming.
Atlanta outfits Volume IV and Order Of The Owl have announced a co-headline tour/path of destruction in the days leading up to the Eye of the Stoned Goat Festival. Details are as follows:
4/29 Johnson City TN @ Hideaway
4/30 Pittsburgh PA @ Garfield Artworks
5/1 Allentown, PA @ Good Weekend
5/2 Buffalo, NY @ The Lair
5/3 Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
5/4 Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Rock Diner, (Eye of the Stoned Goat)
*5/22 Birmingham, AL @ TBA
*5/23 Nashville.TN @ Foobar
*5/24 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
*Just Volume IV More...
California outfit Suffokate has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to enter the studio:
"We will be hitting the recording studio April 28th to record 2 new songs. We can't wait to release these new songs and want to thank all our fans for their continued support we promise we won't disappoint!
"We have a new vocalist, and some tours that are happening this summer but we won't be giving out details yet. We will post new music , tour information, and announce our new vocalist all together."
You can also check out previous music from the band by heading over to the Suffokate Facebook profile here.
Slice The Cake has released the band's first official play through video for "Of Gallows," which is taken from the first full-length album "The Man With No Face."
Check it out below, and you can also stream both "The Man With No Face" and the follow-up album "Other Slices" over at Bandcamp here.
The heavy metal crusaders in Skeletonwitch will continue to support “Serpents Unleashed” on an upcoming European tour.
In addition to appearing alongside Suffocation and Havok, the band has announced appearances at several of the summers’ largest festivals including Summer Breeze, Brutal Assault, and Party.San. A full list of dates can be found below.
7/26 Munchen, DE – Free & Easy Fest
7/27 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof *
7/28 Hannover, DE – Chez Heinz *
7/29 Essen, DE – Turock *
7/30 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde *
8/1 Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Fest
8/3 Luynes, FR – Le Korigan *
8/4 Zurich,CH – Alte Kaserne *
8/5 Pinarella di Cervia, IT – Rock Planet *
8/6 Innsbruck, AT – p.m.k *.
8/7 Schlotheim, DE – Scholtheim Party.San Open Air
8/8 Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault
8/9 Chemnitz, DE – Rock Im Betonwerk
8/11 Manchester, UK – Sound Control #
8/12 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks #
8/13 London, UK – Barfly #
8/14 Dinkelsbuhl, DE – Summer Breeze
8/16 Rasnov, Romania – Rockstadt Extreme
* w/ Suffocation & Havok
# w/ Havok More...
Watch as Italian death metal regiment Hour Of Penance play through the ferocious new song “Desecrated Souls” from forthcoming release “Regicide” below.
“Regicide,” which revolves around the themes of destruction, rebirth, and the killing of the king, will be released in North America on May 13th via Prosthetic Records (May 12th - UK/EU, May 16th - G/A/S and Australia).
“Regicide” will be offered on limited-edition digipak CD featuring three bonus tracks, which will also be available via download card to anyone who orders the album on vinyl, cassette, or deluxe-edition digital download.
Lurking Evil now drinks the chalice of blood with the Razorback horror-hive! The label comments:
"Razorback is proud to announce we have signed one more band to our roster of horror-creatures of the night... Lurking Evil from Spain!
"Unearthed from their deathly crypt, Lurking Evil rises up with their brand of catchy, demonic thrash metal with a blackened punk vibe taking influences from the blood-thirsty Hammer horror films of the 70's as well as ultra-violent and atmospheric Spanish Horror.
"Combine that with an 80's Bathory and early-Celtic Frost influence and you get instantly absorbed into the Horror-Mood! Debut CD out in May of 2014!"
Listen to a brand new song from the upcoming album below titled "Return of the Blind Dead." The track listing for "The Almighty Hordes of the Undead" is as follows:
1. The Fog
2. Twins Of Evil
4. Blood Is Life
6. Pustulous Horde
7. Return Of The Blind Dead
9. The Dark Paths Of The Other Side
10. Rites Of Deepest Horror
11. Witches Sabbath
12. Winds Of Solitude More...
Video footage has recently surfaced which depicts Prosthetic Records co-owner E.J. Johantgen being held against his will at an unknown location while being forcibly required to announce the signing of The Hell.
In compliance with the request, Prosthetic Records has officially announced a record deal with The Hell and will release the band's new album in July. More details shall follow shortly. Catch the psychotic band live (if you dare) at either London’s Camden Rocks Festival (May 31) or at the prestigious Sonisphere Fest (Headlined by Slayer, Iron Maiden, Metallica, etc). More...
In conjunction with the band's appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, the filthy black metal quartet of Mutilation Rites will embark on a brief east coast/midwest tour supporting Black Breath in late May. Dates can be found below.
Mutilation Rites has also finished the follow-up to 2012's "Empyrean," which was once again recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations in Baltimore. The new album, “Harbinger,” will be the band’s first full-length to feature Ryan Jones (ex-Today is the Day) on bass and vocals. A summer release is expected and more details will be revealed shortly.
5/2 Clifton, NJ – Clash Bar
5/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
5/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Undergound ^
5/27 Cambridge, MA – Sinclair ^
5/28 New York, NY – Santos Party House ^
5/29 Cleveland, OH – Foundry ^
5/30 Detroit, MI – The Shelter ^
5/31 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club ^
7/18-20 Oshkosh, WI – Gilead Fest 2014 @ Oshkosh Masonic Center
7/21 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ Ash Borer
^ with Black Breath, Yautja and Theories
Today, American black metal outfit Waxen has premiered the new track "Hollow Eyes" through NoCleanSinging.com (available below).
The track hails from Waxen's "Agios Holokauston," set for release on May 27th via Moribund Records. Waxen is the cult solo-project of metal vet Toby Knapp, who comments:
"Waxen is my personal, musical manifestation of the extreme negative polarity. Waxen's debut was recorded nearly a decade ago, and this follow-up Agios Holokauston was only made possible by a cloud of darkness that once again lingered over me that needed to be transformed into an artform. I recorded this in the most primitive ways to capture the true essence of black metal. Broken, tiny earphones were used as the 'microphone,' and all instruments were plugged into a 4-track and overdriven by 'maxing out' the unit itself. My aim is to reintroduce a strain of black metal that inspired me, bands like Octinomos, Algaion, early Graveland, and Craft, just to name a few."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Suicidium 4:20
2. Procession 11 5:27
3. Destined For Division 4:13
4. At War With Reason Itself 6:26
5. With Hatred Be Destroyed 4:38
6. Hollow Eyes 6:03
7. Eight The Adept 4:30 More...
Eisregen's new EP "Flötenfreunde" will contain 5 tracks as well as 2 video clips and is due out on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Rotes Meer
3. Blut Saufen
5. Tot / Untot (Demo Version)
6. Lang Lebe Die Nadel (Studio Edit/Video Clip)
7. Mutter, Der Mann Mit Dem Koks Ist Da (Video Clip)
Massacre Records also comments: "'Rotes Meer' is an soon-to-be extreme metal hit and a sure candidate for Eisregen’s live set, 'Tausendschweiner' is the now definite version of the lost 'flute track' of the band, 'Blut Saufen' just can’t be described and 'Mordlust' is a brand new version of an old band classic.
"These four songs, which will only appear on this mini album, will be completed by the demo version of the blast massacre 'Tot / Untot.' Yantit is responsible for the artwork of 'Flötenfreunde.' The mini album will also be available as limited edition digipak with glow-in-the-dark effect and embossed print as well as limited 10' vinyl edition (666 hand-numbered units)." More...