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Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET
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9 news articles posted today (and counting...)
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...