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Last updated on July 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM ET
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9 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Brooklyn sludge act Mortals premiered the new music video "View From A Tower" over at Metal Injection at this locaiton (also shown in the player below). The song appears on the latest album "Cursed to See the Future," which was issued earlier this month via Relapse Records.
Check out the video here:
Bassist Alberto Rigoni (Twinspirits) announced that DGM guitarist and famed producer Simone Mularoni (Empyros/Epysode) will be a special guest on the new solo album "Overloaded." The album is set for release on October 1st (Any and All Records). Mularoni will join previously named guests Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie) and Fabrizio “Bicio” Leo.
Mularoni also handled the mixing of the drums for "Overloaded." Behind the scenes footage of Mularoni's recording session can be viewed here:
San Francisco progressive rock/metal act Enchant will release the eighth studio effort "The Great Divide" on September 29th in North America via InsideOut Music. It is the first release in eleven years, with the last - "Tug of War" - issued in 2003 via InsideOut.
Enchant is the Bay Area's long-running prog rock institution, founded in 1989, with the debut album "A Blueprint of the World" released in 1995. Main songwriter and guitarist Douglas A. Ott had the following to say about the upcoming release: "Well, it's finally here folks! There was a time when I was unsure of Enchant's future but fear not. We've made another album after 10 years and are very excited and proud of this endeavor! Our new album is called The Great Divide and we can't wait for you to hear it! Nine brand-new ENCHANT tracks, including one instrumental. Classic ENCHANT but with a bunch of new twists and turns. Long time in the making but it is surely worth the wait. Coming out late September, so be sure to check it out!"
The track list for "The Great Divide" is:
2. Within an Inch
3. The Great Divide
4. All Mixed Up
5. Transparent Man
6. Life in a Shadow
7. Deserve to Feel
8. Here and Now
9. Prognosticator More...
Italy's Bloodtruth, initially forged in 2009 as the side project of Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli and Paolo Rossi, posted details on the upcoming debut album "Obedience." The album is set to drop via California-based Unique Leader Records on September 16th.
Bloodtruth now features the updated lineup of vocalist Luigi Valenti, guitarist Stefano Rossi Ciucci, bassist Riccardo Rogari and drummer Giacomo Torti. According to the press release Bloodtruth "heaves forth a sonic fire ball of speed, brutality and unadulterated hate. Fusing the cryptic atmosphere of early '90s death metal and evocative Gregorian chant, representing the band's homeland and history, with methodical technicality, Bloodtrueth [is] ceaseless in [it's] ear-lacerating capabilities."
"Obedience" was engineered by Fleshgod Apocalypse's Francesco Paoli and Cristiano Trionfera at Sonic Hammer Studios, then mixed and mastered by Italian death metal producer Stefano Morabito of 16th Cellars Studios (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Eyeconoclast, Inherit Disease et al).
The track list for "Obedience" is:
1. Subvenite (Intro)
2. Surrounded By Blind Bigots
3. Throes Of Death
4. Suppurating Of Deception
5. Coerced To Serve
6. Quench Your Thirst
7. Summoning The Heretics
9. March Of The Fools
10. Obedience More...
German thrashers The Prophecy 23 announced that the follow up to the 2012 release "Green Machine Laser Beam" will be entitled "Untrue Like A Boss." A promo clip for the release, which features the album artwork and behind the scenes studio footage can be viewed in the player below. The album is set for release via Massacre Records on September 26, 2014.
More information on "Untrue Like A Boss" is expected soon. Check out the promo clip here:
Stryper announced the impending release of the new live CD/DVD release entitled "Live At The Whisky," which is set for release on September 23rd via Frontiers Records. The concert footage was recorded at a sold-out performance last November at the famous Whisky a Go-Go on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California.
The 16-track collection documents the band’s first show in support of their latest release, "No More Hell To Pay." From the show opener “Legacy” to the final notes of show finale "Soldiers Under Command," "Live At The Whisky" documents Stryper’s musical legacy spanning 30 years. The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitars) and Tim Gaines (bass) showcase the musicianship and songs that garnered the band a large fan base in the mainstream world. "Live At The Whisky" was produced by Michael Sweet and is available for pre-order at Amazon at this location.
"We've always wanted to record a live album that captures the rawness of the band and this is it! We couldn't be more thrilled then to have captured this at the infamous Whisky, where it all began for us. After 30 years, we're still proud to do what we do and hopefully it shows. This is an intimate performance, the way it should be." More...
Canadian melodic death metal act Crimson Shadows has posted an interactive preview for the upcoming new album "Kings Among Men," the sophomore full length album. The interactive preview, available in the player below, features clips from the entire release.
"Kings Among Men" drops on September 1st in the U.K. & September 9th in North America via Napalm Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. March of Victory
2. Rise to Power
3. Heroes Among Us
4. A Gathering of Kings
5. Maidens Call
6. Braving the Storm
7. Freedom and Salvation Intro
8. Freedom and Salvation
9. Dawn of Vengeance
10. Moonlite Skies and Bloody Tides
Check out the preview here: More...
Sweden's Bullet posted a new music video for the new track "Storm of Blades." The song is the title track of the band's upcoming new album, set to release on September 5th (EU) and September 9th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for "Storm of Blades" is:
2. Storm Of Blades
3. Riding High
5. Hawk Eyes
6. This One’s For You
7. Hammer Down
8. It’s On
10. Run With The Hunted
11. Coming In Loud (Bonus Track - Digipak Edition)
The video was produced by Philip Truong for Bläcksquid Inc. Check it out here: More...
German melodic death metal act Words of Farewell announced the departure of guitarist Henrik Tschierschky, due to time constraints of job and university occupations. Tschierschky joined the band in 2011 and appeared on both the debut "Immersion" and the sophomore album "The Black Wild Yonder," which was just issued this past February via AFM Records. The fill in guitarist for live performances will be Robin Dirks (Victims of Prejudice) as the band seeks a permanent replacement.
The announcement reads: "We are sad to announce that we've recently split ways with guitarist Henrik Tschierschky who will no longer be with us due to time constraints resulting from job and university occupations. We had a blast playing with him, hanging out with him, and do wish him all the best for his future endeavors.
"Currently Robin Dirks (Ex Master Splinter & Victims of Prejudice) is filling in. But for geographical reasons we are still looking for a full time member for the slot.
"So if you feel like you're up for the task and live nearby Marl, NRW, hit us up for more information on how to audition for the slot." More...