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Last updated on September 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM ET
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Canadian death metal band Archaic Disease just released the single/lyric video "Indulge the Disease" off the group's debut independent album entitled "Compulsive Lies, Repulsive Truths." Check it out below. The album's track listing is:
1. Purge (Intro) 02:17
2. Compulsive Lies, Repulsive Truths 05:46
3. Indulge the Disease 03:54
4. Affinity 04:01
5. I Will Show You God 04:57
6. Godsent 01:16
7. Hellbent 02:59
8. Bless the Nocturnal 03:30
9. My Insanity 05:43
Trollfest will be releasing a music video for "Solskinnsmedisin" later this week, and today the band drops a teaser trailer, which can be seen below.
The track comes by way of the "Kaptein Kaos" album (reviewed here). The full track listing is as follows:
2. Kaptein Kaos
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på
Vomit Fist - the grind band featuring a father/son duo - recently released debut digital EP, "Forgive But Avenge," which will be made available in hard copy CD format via independent release on October 28th, 2014.
Today, the band’s first music video for the track "Frogmen" can be seen below, courtesy of Metal Injection.
Featuring raw, in-your-face sonics, the "Forgive But Avenge" EP was recorded and engineered at Nik Chinboukas at Spin Studios (studio credits include Lamb of God, Testament and Gojira). The tracks rip through themes of rebirth, apocalyptic chaos, ecstatic dermal auto-excoriation, and transgressive ancient tantric poetry. More...
In support of new album "Rise Of The Lion" (out now via Rise Records), on October 25th Miss May I will tear up the stage at the first annual Slipknot-curated Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA at the San Manuel Amphitheatre.
The road from Ohio to California is long, so why not stop in and visit some fans during the round trip? That’s just what Miss May I plans to do via the newly announced “Road to Knotfest” tour, featuring special guests Afffiance. Upcoming Miss May I tour dates are as follows:
9/20 - Kitchener, ON @ Crabby Joe’s Parking Lot - KOI MUSIC FEST
10/4 - Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Fest
Road To Knotfest w/ Affiance:
10/21 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas Cantina Room
10/23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
10/25 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre - KNOTFEST
10/26 - Yuma, AZ @ Jefe’s
10/27 - El Paso, TX @ Electric Banana
10/28 - Roswell, NM @ The Unity Center
10/29 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
10/30 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
10/31 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar More...
As the guitarist/vocalist/producer and chief writer and lyricist of Anacrusis from 1986-1993, Kenn Nardi's vision was a lofty one. He wanted to marry elements of classic metal, doom, speed/thrash, and early power metal together to create a unique brand of songwriting. After releasing four albums between 1998 and 1993, Anacrusis disbanded in late 1993.
Lying dormant for over a decade, Kenn Nardi resurfaced in 2006 to write and record a collection of acoustically-driven material under the Cruel April moniker. The project gave the multi-instrumentalist the chance to hone and tighten his lyrical and musical songwriting style without the constraints or expectations of any specific genre.
On his new album, "Dancing With The Past," Kenn Nardi brings together all of the signature elements of Anacrusis’ sound...the crushing, low-tuned guitar riffs, prominent bass lines, sing/growl/scream vocals, introspective lyrics, and evocative melodies while adopting the more streamlined songwriting approach of Cruel April. The result is a mammoth collection of 28 brand new recordings filling two compact discs.
"Dancing With The Past" is comprised of music written as far back as 1994, shortly after the Anacrusis split up. The collection also features material borne from collaborations with his former Anacrusis band mates during the 2009-2012 reunion run along with a re-recorded Cruel April song, in addition to the more recent compositions.
Originally envisioned as a new reunion-era Anacrusis release, "Dancing With The Past" features bassist John Emery on four songs (two co-written), along with contributions from original drummer Mike Owen and one song co-written with reunion-era guitarist Mike Henricks.
The 2 CD set will be released via Divebomb Records on January 13th, 2015. Cover art is being handled by Eliran Kantor (Testament, GWAR, Iced Earth) and will be revealed upon its completion. More...
Machinist! is a hardcore punk band from Valdosta, GA that has previously released two 7" through Speedway Records and has toured consistently this past year.
After just inking a deal with Eulogy Recordings, the band is now preparing a new release to be out in early 2015. Further details are forthcoming, and you can also hear the band's "Meth Teeth" release in the Bandcamp player below. More...
Iranian symphonic prog metal band Whispers In Crimson is currently streaming the full "Suicide In B Minor" album online, which can be heard below.
In Iran it would be impossible to promote the album openly, as mastermind Amirali Nourbakhsh would face potential imprisonment or worse.
“Putting this album together seemed at times impossible to me with all the restrictions we have in Iran. The music is frowned upon and considered somehow illegal,” says Amirali, the guitarist, songwriter and leader of the band.
The songs reflect the hardship Amirali has gone through, and although not a concept album in the classical sense, 6 of the 7 songs are about political events in the Middle East. The title track “Suicide in B Minor” is about how a Palestinian shepherd turns into a suicide bomber after finding his family slaughtered. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Suicide in B Minor 08:38
2. Nightmare Within a Dream 10:34
3. Project Sinister 07:32
4. Do You Believe? 06:02
5. Coming Home 06:09
6. US For Fools 08:52
7. Cask of Amontillado 07:26 More...
Pirosaint has just been confirmed as supporting act for Alekhine's Gun on October 17th, 2014 at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The band is currently performing new and previously recorded material as an instrumental 3 piece in the Poughkeepsie area as vocalist Gonzalo Rodriguez recuperates from a recent house fire.
Pirosaint will continue with the rest of the vocal recordings as soon as possible to be able to finish the second half of a new album before this year ends.
The art work for the upcoming album has been created by the Chilean artist Claudio Bergamin. The concept for this album was developed by guitar player Bill Smith and the band is expecting to reveal the artwork and track listing soon. More...
Following the release of the "Old World New Wave" full-length earlier this week via Neurot Recordings, the West Coast sound weavers Ides Of Gemini are pleased to unleash "May 22, 1453."
Check out the track below, courtesy of Pitchfork.com. Elaborates singer/bassist Sera Timms of the hymn:
"We've had a history as a band of gifts and opportunities being given to us in alignment with the lunar phases, so it seemed fitting to give something back. This song and really the whole album is that something. The song was inspired by the prophetic May 22nd lunar eclipse preceding the fall of Constantinople. If you can imagine that empire as your mind and the black moon as your mother, then you will know the meaning of the Old World New Wave."
Norway's Conspectus released the "A Clearer View" EP at the end of August, and since then the band has been releasing a series of making-of clips showcasing the recording process. Check out parts 3 and 4 below. The EP's track listing is as follows:
1. A Clearer View
4. Beyond the Count of Grief
5. Embark Upon the Hurricanes
6. From Innocence To Guilt
It’s a widely accepted fact that it’s important to know your history and generally agreed upon that one should also be aware of their roots. With that in mind, it seemed an appropriate to finally devote a Sunday Old School column to one of the most important bands in the history of heavy metal, though they may not strictly fit the tag by the modern definition. Most people, when discussing the first metal bands will point to three groups, all formed in England; Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, both from the Midlands are two and the other was born in the country’s capital. The other is named, Deep Purple.
Deep Purple was initially conceived as a supergroup called Roundabout, named so because the idea was for musicians to join and leave the band whenever they wanted. It was the brainchild of drummer Chris Curtis, who began assembling the band with the help of manager Tony Edwards, beginning with organist, Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Curtis was soon fired from the group owing to his behaviour and was eventually replaced by Ian Paice, who was brought along by singer Rod Evans during his own successful audition for the band, who by that time had also brought in a bassist by the name of Nick Simper. After performing a few shows in Sweden and Denmark, Blackmore suggested they change their moniker to Deep Purple, reportedly in honour of his grandmother’s favourite song. The suggestion was accepted and they began life as the outfit we all know today. More...