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Last updated on May 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM ET
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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)
British extreme metal legends Carcass have signed to Nuclear Blast Records for the world (excluding Japan). "Surgical Steel," the band’s first studio release since the 1996 LP "Swansong," was produced by Colin Richardson and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap.
Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger the Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when "Surgical Steel" is released this Fall worldwide.
Carcass has released the following statement regarding these new found partners in medical deviancy: "We are pleased to announce that we have found the perfect home for Surgical Steel, the first Carcass album for, what, eighteen years?! We've inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for our new baby. More...
Beyond the Morninglight, which was covered in the Norwegian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has announced the band's upcoming release will be an EP titled "Lifelines."
This release follows the band's previous full-length "Liberation" (reviewed here). The "Lifelines" EP track listing will be as follows:
1. Lifelines Part One
2. Lifelines Part Two
3. Looking Back
Beyond the Morninglight is also working on a music video for "Looking Back," to be released in July. Further details on the EP release will be announced as they are made available.
Red Fang will return this fall with an as-yet-untitled third studio album. The Portland-based group is currently in the studio finishing the disc with producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon).
The band comments: “We’re hyper excited about this new album. The basic tracks are like rabid monkeys we’re wrangling at Type Foundry in our hometown of Portland, OR. Producer Chris Funk has almost been amputated twice. Surprise guests abound! We’re in the final moments before all systems are go on this sucker. Dig people!”
On Friday, May 24th, Red Fang will head to the picturesque Gorge Amphitheater outside Seattle for the band's first festival appearance this year at Sasquatch. Red Fang will then hit the road for a European trek through mid July with festival stops at Sonisphere, Download, Hellfest, Reload, Full Force, Open Air and Eistenaflug among others. Expect the group to announce a full U.S. run for late summer. More...
Asking Alexandria has announced "From Death to Destiny" is set for an August 6th release. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"At the end of the day, Asking Alexandria personify what rock 'n' roll is all about. Make no mistake about it. The group's anxiously awaited third full-length album for Sumerian Records, From Death to Destiny, is a rock record in the purest sense.
"Available August 6, everything has been amped up—from the distortion to the danger. The first single, 'The Death of Me,' cruises from guttural guitar assault and battery into one of singer Danny Worsnop's catchiest choruses yet.
"Whether it’s the sleazy sex or booze-fueled mayhem, the band transforms experiences into anthems this time around. Buckle up because this going to be one hell of a ride From Death to Destiny.
Revocation has confirmed an August 6th release date for the band's new self-titled album via Relapse Records. This is the group's 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger.
Today the band has unveiled the artwork and track listing for the album. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile) and can be viewed below.
Revocation will be taking part in this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillenger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. The tour starts July 19th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 20th in Portland, OR. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows leading up to the Summer Slaughter and immediately following the tour. All dates are listed below.
The "Revocation" track listing is:
1. The Hive
2. Scattering the Flock
3. Arch Fiend
4. Numbing Agents
6. The Gift You Gave
9. Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation More...
On the precipice of releasing the new LP "Construct" on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records, Dark Tranquillity has unleashed another new song - "Endtime Hearts" (heard below).
The track listing for "Construct" is as follows:
1. For Broken Words (streaming here)
2. The Science Of Noise
4. The Silence In Between
6. What Only You Know
7. Endtime Hearts
8. State Of Trust
9. Weight Of The End
10. None Becoming
11. Immemorial (bonus track)
12. Photon Dreams (bonus track)
Check out "Endtime Hearts": More...
Danish melodic death metal act Mercenary is streaming the title track to the band's upcoming new release "Through Our Darkest Days." The album is the band's seventh full length studio release was recorded at Hansen Studios with long time collaborator and friend of the band, the famed producer Jacob Hansen. The album drops on July 26, 2013 via NoiseArt Records.
At the end of this month, the band embarks on a headline tour with Omnium Gatherum, the dates of which can be found at this location.
The track list for "Through Our Darkest Days" is:
1. A New Dawn
2. Welcome the Sickness
3. Through Our Darkest Days
4. Dreamstate Machine
5. A Moment of Clarity
6. Beyond This Night
7. Starving Eyes
8. Generation Hate
9. Forever The Unknown
Check out the title track here: More...
Texas trio True Widow posted an in studio clip for the band's upcoming new LP "Circumambulation." The album is due to drop on July 19th (Germany/Benelux), July 22nd (UK/World) and July 23rd 2013 (North America) via Relapse Records. The album's artwork can be seen below. "Circumambulation" was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with producer Matt Pence.
Check out the video here:
Dew-Scented posted a studio preview clip featuring the track "Guided By the Dead Light." The song is a new track recorded for the upcoming compilation/anniversary release "Insurgent," which is due for release May 24th (G/A/S) and May 27th (Rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records and May 28th (North America) via Prosthetic Records.
The track listing for the release is:
1. Confronting Entropy (5:36) (New Recording)
2. Guided By The Dead Light (5:19) (New Recording)
3. Sadistic Sinner (4:54) * Originally by Incubus (Brazil)
4. Sworn To Obey (Live 2012) (4:05)
5. Turn To Ash (Live 2012) (3:02)
6. Soul Poison (Live 2012) (3:58)
7. Storm Within (Live 2012) (4:02)
8. Cities Of The Dead (Live 2012) (4:44)
9. Never To Return (Live 2012) (4:13)
10. Acts Of Rage (Live 2012) (4:21)
11. In Dying Mode (4:20)
12. Steady Decline (4:32) * Originally by Prong
13. No Spiritual Surrender (2:48) * Originally by Inside Out
14. Good Day For A Hanging (4:28) * Originally by Wasted Youth
15. The Storm (3:23) * Originally by Judge
16. Recall The Pain (1:06)
17. The Death Of Common Sense (3:44)
18. Slaughterhouse (4:31) * Originally by Powermad
19. Superstar Destroyer (2:55) * Originally by Genocide Superstars
Check out the clip here: More...
Italian speed metal act Iron Jaws signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. The band was formed in 2006 and released its debut self-released LP "Louder Is Not Enough" in 2010. Since that, the band has recruited vocalist Andrea Finotti (in 2011) and drummer Riky Porzio (in 2012) and has recorded a new, as of yet untitled, sophomore LP. The release is expected this year through Pure Steel.
Iron Jaws is:
Andrea "Mixy" Finotti - Vocals
Roberto "Rock 'n' Rob" Massasso - Bass
Roberto "Micini" Quaglia - Guitars
Riccardo "Ricky" Porzio - Drums