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Last updated on December 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM ET
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Brisbane band Trinatyde has a music video out for the "Deathplunge" single, which can be seen below.
The track was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joel Adams with video filming for the clip handled by David Andreas. The single is also currently available at iTunes here.
Insanity Alert has a new music video out for the track "Mankind Eraser," which can be seen below. The track comes off the band's newly released self-titled album. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Glorious Thrash 01:42
2. The Claw (Of All That Is Evil) 02:37
3. Zongo Vs. Eyeball 01:31
4. Macaroni Maniac 01:55
5. F.U.N. 00:24
6. Crucified By Zombies 01:54
7. Weedgrinder 02:08
8. Blunt In / Blunt Out 03:11
9. Flamethrower 01:51
10. Shit For Brains 01:13
11. Twist-Off Betrayal 00:48
12. Mankind Eraser 01:37
13. Shell-Shocked 02:42
14. Arac Attack 01:54
15. Run To The Pit 03:27
Zom recently released the new album "Flesh Assimilation" via Dark Descent Records, and now all the tracks are available for streaming online.
Pick up a physical copy of the disc over here or stream the full release below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Tombs of the Void
2. Hordes from the Cursed Realms
3. Gates to Beyond
5. Illbeings Unspeak
6. Dead Worlds
7. The Depths
8. Flesh Assimilation More...
Australian outfit Be'lakor is currently working on the follow-up to 2012's "Of Breath and Bone." The band has checked in from the studio with the following update:
"Fourth album recording is upon us! After nearly three years of writing and refining, we begin tracking today. If you're on Instagram, follow us there! What better way to see studio updates, photos of gluten-free organic quinoa, and Steve brewing his artisan tea? Infernal hailz." More...
Wallachia issued the following announcement about officially recruiting a new member:
"Introducing Paal André Sandnesmo to join the Wallachia line-up for 2015 live shows on lead guitars and backing vocals.
"Paal is already a part of Wallachia since 2006 and has helped me out with doing the instrumental pre-production for both the 2nd and 3rd album, and he brought in some additional ideas to the songs and arrangements.
"He is a multi-talented musician and plays in the Norwegian death metal band No Dawn from my town. I'm super-happy to have him as a part of the team." More...
Dira Mortis - a death metal band from Poland - just released the "Rusty Razor Cuts" compilation chronicling the band's early achievement and including a download card to view a live charity performance at the Goat Horns Fest. The band comments:
"The idea behind the event was to support the victims of an car accident of Blaze Of Perdition musicians, which was also attended by Wizun, drummer of Dira Mortis. Thanks to the support, which then was given to the band by Jacek Gut (drummer of Depopulate, Banisher, Nuclear Vomit) Dira Mortis could play this concert and provide support to colleagues. 'Rusty Razor Cuts' is also a support for Wizun, who has returned to active play, but still requires specialized rehabilitation.
"Part of the proceeds from the sale of the disc will be allocated to this purpose. Also, if someone wants to support Wizun from his own wallet, this is also possible. All information can be found inside the album. The disc can be ordered at this location."
A forthcoming studio album is also in the works, with full details to come shortly. More...
Quiet Observer - an instrumental metal/post-rock/ethnic fusion outfit from the Ukraine - is currently streaming "The Smell Of Time" album online in full. Check it out below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Cepheus 04:20
2. Morning sun 03:19
3. Ganga 03:33
4. The smell of time 05:03
5. Time trap 03:50
6. Headspace 04:58
7. Air 04:16
8. On my way 03:51
9. Event horizon 05:30 More...
Demonical has checked in with the following update about heading off for European tour dates in April:
"We are thrilled to announce the 'Unravel Europe tour' alongside Norwegian Gehenna and Finnish I Saw Red during April/May next year. Details TBA soon so keep checking back!"
Sweden's Gothic metal band Draconian is currently in the process of laying down tracks for a forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album.
A sampling of photos and brief video clips from the studio can be found over at the Draconian Facebook profile here.
This forthcoming new album will follow 2011's "A Rose for the Apocalypse." Stay tuned for further details.
Prog metal outfit A Liquid Landscape has released an acoustic video, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:
"Since this has been an exceptional year for us - with a European tour, many cool shows and an album release - we really wanted to celebrate it some more with all of our followers. Call it 'share the love.'
"Our main diva recently recorded some songs in a living room in our hometown, Groningen. Included in these recordings are a version of Solar Ghost, featured on The Largest Fire Known To Man, and Solar Ghost: Reprise. The latter is an unreleased version. A kind of leftover from the TLFKTM writing sessions.
"So, kick back, turn up your stereo and indulge yourself with some soothing winter tunes. We love you yo. We so super friggin love you."
Capital Chaos TV conducted an interview with Florida death metal veterans Deicide's drummer Steve Asheim at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, California.
States Asheim on Deicide's plans for 2015: "We got picked up for another record, so we're gonna start working on some new stuff, which we've got a couple of songs kind of framed out already. So we're gonna be busy again all through next year - next couple of years, it looks like. We're gonna work on a record and some more shows. It seems like they're gonna happen, so I'm looking forward to all that."
Continues Asheim on Deicide's longevity: "It's good to see that it is still going. It's weird when you hear kids talk about the band: 'We listented to you in high school.' It's like you hear that for years about how kids are listening to us in high school. So it's, like, we've been an ever-lasting presence in high schools for 20 years now. So, as we become multi-generational, it's, like, we have 50-year-old fans and then we still have 15-year-old fans that roll up. It's like the thing that… When I was a kid, Black Sabbath was, it's, like, that's what we've become - not in a selling sense, but in a how-people-think-about-your-band sense. I don't know… It's just a wild thing to have happened."
You can now watch the entire chat below.
Belgian post-hardcore band Wolves Scream is streaming the full "Hurricane" EP onilne, which can now be heard below or picked up digitally at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Hurricane 04:03
2. Stay Young 03:25
3. Brothers 01:20
4. Honest Heart 04:44 More...
Agathocles has teamed up with Satanic Malfunctions to release a split album, which is out now via SelfMadeGod Records. You can hear the "Born. Consume. Die." track by Satanic Malfunctions and "Burning Into Zen" by Agathocles via the Bandcamp players below. The full album's track listing is:
1. Living hell downfall
2. Brutality in darkness
3. Loss of innocence
4. Burning into zen
5. Edge of pain
6. Why for so long?
7. Hopeless daily war
8. Dead meat walking
10. Charnel Valley
11. No More
12. Born. Consume. Die.
16. Welcome to Hell
After splitting with Joel Omans earlier this month, Rings Of Saturn has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new member:
"We are very pleased to announce that our close friend, Miles Baker, will be taking on the duties of guitar for Rings of Saturn!
"Below is his play through of our song Peeling Arteries! This song focuses on a lot of difficult techniques for all instruments, and is more challenging then our newer material, so it is the perfect song for auditioning purposes.
"Also please be sure to check out Miles' project Interloper that Lucas Mann, and Aaron Stechauner are also invloved in! We can't wait to hit the road again and shred some new material from Lugal Ki En for all of you guys!" More...
California's Antagonist just wrapped up work on a forthcoming self-titled EP, which will contain six songs. New music is due out soon, along with official release details. Today the band has revealed the track listing will be as follows:
The following press release was also issued about the EP: "Their most radical and extreme music to date, the self-titled effort lives up to their name. The new tracks are stripped-down and straight to the point, moving away from the melodic metal of past releases and the commercial metal that has watered-down the style. Instead, Antagonist now relies on their punk and hardcore roots to get their message of social injustice, intolerance, and corruption across. The six-track effort is the biggest musical leap Antagonist has made in its 16 year existence, but it still holds true to what they have always been: an adversary of the status quo, both socially, musically, and lyrically."
Merdarahta - a project consisting of members of Fuck The Facts and The Sun Through A Telescope - just posted a track from upcoming album "As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset." Listen to the song "The Dark Clouds" below.
"As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset" was recorded & mixed by Fuck The Facts guitarist Topon Das at his Apartment 2 Studio, and is set for release on January 20th via Noise Salvation Recordings. More...