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Last updated on October 2, 2014 at 9:54 AM ET
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After a busy year with intense studio sessions as well as incessant international touring activities, UK grindcore legends Napalm Death have checked in with an update in regards to their much anticipated next album release, which is expected for release in early 2015.
Vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway had the following to say:
"When we say that we've been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for Grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we've been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it's rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished - yuk!
"Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn't mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There's possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we've ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.
"Some song titles for you to chew on: 'Copulating Snakes,' 'Dear Slum Landlord' (aired at Roadburn 2014), 'What is Past Is Prologue,' 'Stunt Your Growth.' We're nearly finished - we promise!" More...
French progressive death metal act Havenless, featuring Sael keyboardist PY Marani and Qantice bassist Christine Lanusse, have signed on with Wormholedeath Records for the release of the debut full length album "The Crimson Lines." The record, produced by Wahoomi Corvi and mastered by Jonas Lindström, will be available worldwide during this winter. Official release dates will be announced soon by The Orchard and Aural Music.
The band’s progressive death metal sound is strongly influenced by Opeth Ihsahn, Enslaved and Porcupine Tree, whereas the lyrics are reminiscent of King Diamon's style. A stream of the new track "Lamentation" can be heard in the player below.
The band commented: "We started working on our first EP 'Architecture of Plague' some years ago; and we received some very good feedback from webzines, fanzines, magazines, etc… We have no doubt that it will be even better with this first album! We have been working hard on this record during two weeks at the studio and we are happy with the sound quality and how the album sounds production wise. We have chosen an untrendy approach if we compare our record to contemporary metal releases: that’s pretty much an old school production which could be comapared to the 90’s thanks to ambient patterns used by old progressive rock bands… so yes, we preferred to use the analog studio materials, avoiding drum triggers and tracking guitars with old school guitar amps, just because we like the organic sound with a real human touch! Wormholedeath have offered us a deal that we signed without hesitation; we hope that together that this album will appeal to fans of progressive death metal!" More...
U.K. progressive metal act Aeon Zen released a music video for the track "The Entity." The song appears on the new album "The Entity" - which was issued in the beginning of September via Nightmare Records.
Check out "The Entity" here: