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Last updated on March 7, 2014 at 2:27 PM ET
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14 news articles posted today (and counting...)
The Polish death metal legends in Vader have just finished recording the follow up to 2011 album, “Welcome To The Morbid Reich.”
The new album is titled “Tibi Et Igni” and is set to be released on May 30th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The band recorded the album at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) and it was produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. Vader comments:
“The Fire was released!! The word made flesh and new Vader album - 'Tibi Et Igni' - is done! We were working four weeks in Hertz Studio between December and February. 10 brand new songs plus 4 bonus tracks are recorded and ready for YOU. Two songs in special mix versions shall be released as 7' yet in April. The whole album at the end of May.
"In April and May Vader and Nuclear Blast are preparing some videos to close up the process of work and the album itself. Be ready for interviews and other surprise until 'Tibi et Igni' will be in your hands. The absolute heaviest VADER album in the history!!!! Demons are knocking to your door now \m/”
The noiseblasting killing machine Full of Hell this week confirms a pair of impending offensives, including new tour actions and new studio documentation.
Full of Hell has joined forces with harsh noise entity Psywarfare for a special split 12" constructed for Record Store Day 2014. The A-side of the cooperative assault is overthrown by Full of Hell with the track "Thee Unsurmountable Wall." The B-side is encompassed by "The Exotic Sounds Of...," a mesmerizing twenty-one minute-long track courtesy of Psywarfare.
Just days after the split is released, Full of Hell will embark on the next phase of the band's nearly nonstop touring crusade, this week confirming a ten-city East Cost run from April 24th through May 3rd with Toronto powerviolence crew, Column Of Heaven, and Cleveland harsh noise act, Nyodene D. More...
Berlin's Space Chaser has released a video for "Waste Crawler," which can be seen below courtesy of Terrorizer.com.
The new album "Watch The Skies" is due out on May 5th via This Charming Man Records. The label also issued the following press release about Space Chaser:
"Shaped by hi-top sneakers, skateboards and cheap booze as much as they are Anthrax, Metallica and Agent Steel the Berlin based quintet have built an impressive following in their native Germany around their love of classic ’80s thrash metal and no nonsense approach to banging heads, necking bottles and starting parties in the dearth of good parties.
"Having come to the attention of This Charming Man Records in 2012 - who included ‘Thrashold’ on their This Charming Man Radio Distortion Broadcast compilation after just one listen to their self-released Decapitron EP - Watch The Skies is every pinched harmonic a winner for fans of the genre. Whether the band is keeping the tradition alive or just doing their own thing is anyone’s guess but one thing is for sure, Space Chaser are far from being your average Germanic/Teutonic thrash metal throwback. Produced by Harris Johns (Sepultura, Sodom) this is a record about alien invasions, hazardous waste and modern day maschinenmenschs rolled out against a backdrop of excellent riffs and rhythmic guitar duels, wailing vocals and chemically peddled drum fills.
"Make no mistake, Space Chaser are out to tear fair-weather metallers a new one so get on side or get out of their way. Watch The Skies will be released in the UK on 5th May 2014, and throughout the rest of Europe on 12th April." More...
The Gothic metal torch bearers in Order Of Isaz are streaming their forthcoming album, "Seven Years of Famine." Check it out in the Bandcamp player below.
Led by bassist Johnny Hagel (of Tiamat fame), the Swedish band will see the release of "Seven Years of Famine" on March 18th in North America (March 14th worldwide). Pre-orders for the album are available here and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Coalesce
2. The Blackened Flame
3. Screeching Owl
4. Dancing Shadows
6. Umbra Sombra
7. Father Death
8. Spirit (Dead Can Dance cover)
9. The Dying Star More...
Milking the Goatmachine has released a song from the upcoming cover album "Covered In Milk." Listen to the band's cover of "Ma Baker" by Boney M below.
"We simply had fun to cover some songs that have been there throughout our lives and have influenced us," the band comments. The new album is due out March 28th, 2014 and can be pre-ordered right here. More...
Early Seasons has a new video clip out now for the track "Future," which features Aaron Matts and Victor Guillet from Betraying the Martyrs and Kevin Trevor of As They Burn. Check it out below, and Early Seasons also comments:
"This song and this video is all about that kind of life we choose to live, doing what we love: playing music, having fun with our friends, skating is what we wanna do for the rest of our lives!"
Evergreen Terrace has released a new music video for the track "Dead Horses," which can be seen in the YouTube clip below.
The single can be found on the band's latest release, also entitled "Dead Horses," released this past December via Rise Records. You can pick up the album at iTunes here.
Dutch symphonic metal act Epica posted the second installment in a series of in studio videos on the recording of the new album "The Quantum Enigma" (see the first here). This video showcases the choir recordings.
The album is set for release on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK), and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast.
The track list for the album is:
2. The Second Stone
3. The Essence of Silence
4. Victims of Contingency
5. Sense Without Sanity [The Impervious Code]
6. Unchain Utopia
7. The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]
8. Chemical Insomnia
9. Reverence [Living in the Heart]
10. Omen [The Ghoulish Malady]
11. Canvas of Life
12. Natural Corruption
13. The Quantum Enigma [Kingdom of Heaven part II ]
Check out the clip here: More...
Edge Of Thorns (named after the Savatage album) will release the third studio album "Insomnia" on April 4th via Killer Metal Records. The album is the first release from the German melodic speed metal band since "Masquerading of the Wicked" was issued in 2007.
Edge of Thorns was founded in 1996 by Dirk "Duke" Schmitt (voc, guitars) and Johannes Schütz (drums) in Bitburg. The line-up was completed by bass player Oliver Brück and keyboardist Lothar Krämer. From the very start the focus was on original compositions. Initially, the band focussed on the dark sides of metal, while Duke could concentrate on singing alone after the guitar duo Dave Brixius and Achim Sinzinger joined in 1998. The songs became faster, harder, more melodic and varying. Wreaking riffs, double lead guitars, catchy choruses characterize the songs of that time. Hymns like “Riders of the Storm”, “Dark Magician” or “Lost” came into being.
After several self-produced demos in 2003, the album "Ravenland" was presented to the metal community. Job and family reasons lead into several line-up changes. Achim switched from guitar to bass and Dave was then the only guitar player. Temporarily, the band was supported by keyboarder Markus Olk. At this stage, the album "Masquerading of the Wicked" was done and released beginning of 2008, receiving good reactions. The songs became more various - stamping, catchy metal songs mixed up with speedy double-bass-killers, varying vocals, hard riffing, melodies and lunatic guitar solos without losing sight of the song. Because the keyboards had an increasingly less presence in 2007, Edge of Thorns switched back to a twin guitar attack. More...
Prince Edward Island's Death Valley Driver has released a new music video for "Smoke Whip," available below courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
The video was shot over two days in November by Colin MacDonald (Foster Avenue Productions) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Loosely conceptualized off the Jim Jones Cult, the video portrays the band's vocalist Dan Hodgson as the cult leader.
"Colin really is the MVP of this whole video. His direction and vision really captured the dark lyrics of the song." commented vocalist Dan Hodgson. "The final product is something we are really proud of. We can't wait for people to see the twisted visions he came up with. He had me play the cult leader, which could have ended in disaster. But thanks to his comforting demeanor, it was something I had a lot of fun with."
"Smoke Whip" is off the band's most recent album "Graveyard Dead," which was released in June 2013 by Diminished Fifth Records. More...
Swedish metal band Facebreaker has issued the following announcement about a lineup change:
"Facebreaker has parted ways with guitarist Mika Lagrén. Things were moving in different directions and the decision is mutual. We wish him the best of luck and we know he's going to do great things in his other bands and projects.
"Facebreaker will continue as usual. All original members are still in the band and all upcoming shows will be done as planned. Stay tuned for more news later!"
Mika also commented: "Due to lack of time I have made the decision to quit playing guitar in Facebreaker. I’ve been with my brothers in the band since 2003 and we have had so much fun during these years. Thanx for all the great rocking years guys …….. Love y´all motherfukkers!" More...
Israeli death thrashers Hammercult released a new lyric video for the track "Into Hell." The song appears on the band's latest and second album "Steelcrusher," which was released earlier this year via SPV Records.
The band also confirmed a string of live dates, the first set of which is in support of Napalm Death and the second set is various festival performances for this spring/summer:
10.4. Eisenach -- Alter Schlachthof
11.04. Pontoise -- Observatoire (France)
12.04. Creil -- Grange a Musique (France)
13.04. Nantes -- Ferrailleur (France)
14.04. Paris -- Fleche d'Or (France)
15.04. Lyon -- CCO (France)
16.04. Toulouse -- Le Metronom (France)
17.04. Angouleme -- La Nef (France)
18.04. Antwerpen -- Kavka (Belgium)
19.04. Siegen -- Vortex (Germany)
07.06. Reichenbach -- Chronical Moshers Open Air (Germany)
10.07. Ballenstedt -- Rock Harz (Germany)
Check out "Into Hell" here: More...
Finnish symphonic progressive metal act Adamantra is streaming the new track "In the Shadow of the Cross," the first single from the sophomore album "Act II: Silent Narratives." The album is set for release on May 23rd via Power Prog Records. The track is available as a free download at this location.
Adamantra features Bride Adorned members Tuomas Nieminen (vocals), Panu Kiskola (guitars) and
Jukka Hoffrén (bass).
The track list for the album is:
2. In The Shadow Of The Cross
4. The Oracle
5. Angel Of Music
6. The Red Death
7. Wicked Chain Of Events
8. The Circle Of Sorrow
9. On Ember Remains
Check out "In the Shadow of the Cross" here: More...
Dutch symphonic progressive metal act Stream of Passion, originally the creation of Ayreon's Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released a lyric video for the new track "The Curse." The song is lifted from the new album "A War of Our Own," which will be self-released on April 18th.
The track list for the album is:
2. A War of Our Own
3. The Curse
5. Burning Star
6. For You
11. Don't Let Go
12. Out of the Darkness
13. The Distance Between Us (Digipack Bonus Track)
Check out "The Curse" here: More...