Metal News for January 19, 2012
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42 news articles posted on this day.
New Orleans based black metal band Goatwhore filmed a new music video for "When Steel and Bone Meet" on January 18th. The song is off of the anticipated new album "Blood for the Master" which releases on February 14th. The video was filmed at the Halloween haunted house House of Shock in Jefferson, Louisiana; a suburb of New Orleans. More...
Fallen Martyr has posted a guitar solo video clip online from the track "Invocation," which is available below. The band commented:
"This is track 8 off of our unreleased album 'Shadows.' 'Shadows' will be released in 2012 and more details to come. Add us on Facebook and pick up our EP 'The Six Roots Of True Will' on Itunes!"
The track listing for the upcoming "Shadows" album is as follows:
1. Revelry and Reverence
2. Wake up, Its time
3. Therian Premonition
5. The Restless king
6. Passing through the Veil of The Exterior World
7. Body of Light
9. Cognitive Dissonance and the Children of Hamelin
10. The 8th Circle
11. Soul Left Bare
12. (Cast Me Out)
Eventually all things break down and all life dissolves into nothingness: this is the message of Nephelium's "Coils of Entropy," a lesson in old school, brutal, and utterly soul destroying death metal.
The album doesn't officially drop until February 7th, but after hearing an advance copy I had to get ahold of the crushing death metal act to find out the story behind "Coils of Entropy." Drummer Alan Madhavan corresponded with me to share the tale of the band moving from the United Arab Emirates to North America, striking a balance between outright brutality and complex song structures, and to tell all upcoming metal bands to never surrender. More...
Adrenaline Mob has posted a video clip online for the song "Undaunted," which is available below. "Undaunted" is the first track from the new Adrenaline Mob album "Omertà," being released March 13th, 2012. Adrenaline Mob is Russell Allen on vocals, Mike Orlando on guitars, and Mike Portnoy on drums.
Robbs Metal Works has posted a video interview online with The Black Dahlia Murder, which can be viewed in the player below and was conducted in San Antonio. The Black Dahlia Murder also recently announced a headlining tour with support from Nile and Skeletonwitch. Full details are available here.
Caliban has posted a making-of clip online for the "Memorial" music video, which is taken from the album "I Am Nemesis," due out February 28th, 2012 via Century Media Records. Check out the footage below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
01. We Are The Many
02. The Bogeyman
04. No Tomorrow
05. Edge Of Black
06. Davy Jones
07. Deadly Dream
08. Open Letter
09. Dein R3.ich
10. Broadcast To Damnation
11. This Oath
12. Modern Warfare
Uppsala, Sweden-based doom metal outfit Anguish has premiered the song "Lair of the Gods" off their debut full-length album, "Through The Archdemons Head," at this location. "Through The Archdemons Head" will be out on Dark Descent Records in February 2012, with vinyl treatment coming later in the year. Formed in 2007, Anguish delivers monolithic doom metal influenced by the likes of Candlemass, Pentagram and Black Sabbath. The band released a demo entitled "Dawn Of Doom" in 2010. Below is the cover art and tracklisting of the album.
(Intro) Through The Archdemons Head
Book Of Fox
When The Ancients Dare To Walk
Dawn Of Doom
Lair Of The Gods
A Plea for Purging is excited to announce the band's first tour of the new year, on which the group will be joined by co-headliners Shai Hulud. A Plea For Purging's Andy Atkins commented:
"As a long time fan of Shai Hulud, I am honored to share the stage with them on our upcoming, co-headlining tour with them. I’m sure I will lose my mind every night. They are legendary. We both are very lucky to have Counterparts and Dead Icons come out and support this tour. Both bands are killer and will be a great fit to this run."
The Hope Within Hatred tour, supported by Counterparts and Dead Icons, kicks off February 23rd in Danbury, CT and wraps up March 18th in Evansville, IN. Full details are as follows:
Feb 24 - Danbury CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
Feb 25 - Trenton NJ @ Championship Bar
Feb 26 - Poughkeepsie NY @ Eat Your Heart Out Fest
Feb 27 - Crofton MD @ MACC
Feb 28 - Fredericksburg VA @ The Refuge
Feb 29 - Nashville TN @ Rocktown
Mar 01 - Sylaga AL @ New Needle Tattoo
Mar 02 - Jackson MS @ The Carter
Mar 03 - Plano TX @ Tomcats
Mar 04 - San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 05 - El Paso TX @ Lips Lounge
Mar 06 - Mesa AZ @ The Underground
Mar 07 - Anaheim CA @ Mirror Image Studios
Mar 12 - Canoga Park CA @ Cobalt Cafe
Mar 13 - Sunnyvale CA @ Dosa Biryani
Mar 14 - Reno NV @ The Holland Project
Mar 15 - Salt Lake City @ Salt Lake Foursquare
Mar 17 - Springfield MO @ Outland Ballroom
Mar 18 - Evansville IN @ The Hatch
Oblivion has posted a third studio clip online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"This is Oblivion and here is the third (and last) installment of the Oblivion studio session series leading up to our debut album. To get the whole song and for more info go to this location.
"Buy your demo with all 3 songs for $2.95 here. Our debut album drops in Spring 2012. Prepare for the reclamation!!!!"
Massachusetts act Lattermath has uploaded three new tracks online for streaming. You can check out the songs "Trench," "Caves," and "Redemption" by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here. Lattermath is:
Eli Cutting - Lead Vocals/Guitars
Derek Sampson - Lead+Rhythm Guitars/Vocals
Ben Cohen - Lead+Rhythm Guitars/Vocals
Brian (Napkin) Dawley - Bass
Dutch avant garde black metal act Dodecahedron is streaming the band's debut self-titled LP. The album is scheduled for release on January 20, 2012 through Season of Mist Records. The stream of the album will be available until January 27, 2012.
Metal Underground's review of the album can be found at this location. Check out the album in the player here:
Detroit metal act Imminent Sonic Destruction has teamed up with producer Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson) to record the debut album "Recurring Themes." The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Imminent Sonic Destruction is the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli. Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah, and Pantera, as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and Genesis, Piccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head.
"The album, which will be released in February 2012, features nine original tracks that feature the band's trademark vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon."
Producer Roy Z added, "I had the great pleasure of working with Imminent Sonic Destruction last year. Tony and the lads have a special blend of great songs and musicianship which I feel is sometimes often lost in the genre. Only time will tell but I think Imminent Sonic Destruction have a great future ahead of them."
Due to the overwhelming response to the lyric-based video released in December, Lamb of God has created a second video for the debut single "Ghost Walking" from the CD "Resolution," which will be released Tuesday, January 24th. The clip was created by animation company Moreframes Animation.
Lamb of God also commences a two year world tour in support of "Resolution" starting Sunday, January 22nd in the band's hometown of Richmond, VA.
Bloodshot Dawn has posted a new song online titled "The Quantum Apocalypse," which can be heard below. The band commented on the track:
"The Quantum Apocalypse - This track will be featured on our debut self-tilted full-length album, which will be released on January 26th 2012! Containing 11 tracks and over 50 minutes of mind melting extreme metal, it will blow your head off! Pre-Orders are available here."
Kataklysm has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming DVD release "Iron Will: 20 Years Determined." Check out the trailer below. The DVD is set for release later this year via Nuclear Blast Records, and further details on the DVD will be announced as they are made available.
Castro Valley, CA's Defiler, which recently re-issued the debut album "Pangaea" through Stillborn Records, will be hitting the road this February in support of Wayne Static and Polkadot Cadaver, hitting a myriad of cities never before played by the band.
Defiler will join the tour on February 6th in Atlanta, GA and will be making its way up the East Coast and back towards home, finishing up in Reno, NV. The band will be performing a number of new songs while on the road. Defiler also recently inked a record deal with a new label home, with more details to be announced soon.
Tour dates are as follows:
Feb 6 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 7 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall
Feb 8 Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
Feb 9 Hampton, NH @ Wally's
Feb 10 Worcester, MA @ Tammany Hall
Feb 11 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Feb 13 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 14 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Feb 15 Covington, KY @ Bangarang's
Feb 16 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
Feb 17 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Feb 18 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Feb 19 Mankata, MN @ Buster's
Feb 21 Missoula, MT @ Monk's
Feb 22 Idaho Falls, ID @ Shiloh Convention Center
Feb 23 Reno, NV @ Cargo
Victory Records has issued the following announcement about Carnifex and Within the Ruins heading out for the Bonecrusher Fest:
"The annual Bonecrusher Fest is back again this year and more brutal than anything that has come before. Headliners Carnifex, who recently dropped their new album Until I Feel Nothing, will be joined by labelmates Within the Ruins hitting 10 countries throughout Europe.
"Bonecrusher Fest 2012 will be coming in full force to Europe. Audiences should prepare to get their faces melted off by Carnifex's live debut of tracks from the new album played for the first time ever in Europe and Within the Ruins’ signature, whiplash-inducing execution of their live performance." More...
Arcane Grail has posted an Ashen Light cover song online, which can be heard below. The band commented on the track:
"Check out another song from our new EP 'Tribute to the Past,' which released on my label Grailight Productions. This is the cover song from the debut album of Russian pagan black metal legend Ashen Light."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Prelude in E Minor
2. Cemetery of the Lost Souls
4. Dogs of God
5. Sacred Gift of Love
6. Farewell, Norfolk! (Aria cover)
7. Ros (Ashen Light cover)
8. Love You to Death (Type O Negative cover) More...
Black metal band Frostwork has issued the following update about the band's upcoming new album:
"Ave! I am pleased to announce the name of the new release to be : LORE OF WINTER – EALDSPELL
"As mentioned in the last update all the album is now musically finished and I am currently about half the way though designing the inlay and booklet.
"The front cover is done and is available to view on the Frostwork Facebook and Myspace pages. Keep posted for an exclusive first interview with Frostwork regarding the past and the present also news about new album @ Heavyhardmetalmania.net. More updates soon."
California hardcore conquerors Xibalba have posted the song "Stone Heart" online, which comes off their split with Incendiary on Closed Casket Activities. The song is available for streaming through the YouTube clip below, and Incendiary split is available for order at this location.
Springboro, Ohio based act Eternal Void has posted a new video clip online for the song "One of Us." Watch the video clip in the player below, or find more Eternal Void music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Florida's Catalepsy has posted a teaser clip online for a new track titled "Anathemize," which is taken from the forthcoming album "Abomination of Desolation." Check out the song below. Catalepsy also recently posted a full new song online named "Westboro" available at this location.
After a show last night at BB Kings in New York City, Riot's next scheduled show for tonight in West Springfield, VA at Jaxx has been cancelled. When the band arrived at the venue today they were informed that the venue did not have the permits in place to have a show this evening.
The members of Riot would like to apologize to all their fans and hope to make up the show in the near future. Riot's show in Rochester, NY on January 20th will go on as scheduled as well as the band's appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Boat Cruise January 23rd - January 27th.
In other news, Riot recently issued an update on the health of guitarist Mark Reale, who was hospitalized earlier this month.
Blind Guardian has posted a teaser online for the re-recorded version of "Valhalla," which will be available on "Memories of a Time to Come" released on January 20th, 2012. The band also commented:
"Tomorrow is the big day, the day when 'Memories of a Time to Come,' Blind Guardian's first best of CD, is going to be released. We want to give you a little taste of what to expect and at the same time prove that Blind Guardian and Kai Hansen both still have what it takes to rock!"
Pulverised Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Enshadowed:
"Pulverised Records is pleased to announce the addition of Greek misanthropic black metallers Enshadowed to their expanding roster of brutality.
"The band will release their third full-length, Magic Chaos Psychedelia, later this year. The ultimate combination of orthodox black metal with nihilistic death metal, Magic Chaos Psychedelia was engineered by Septicflesh’s Fotis Benardo and offers up a sonic headfuck of chaos, ritualism and paranoia."
The "Magic Chaos Psychedelia" track listing is as follows:
1. Stary Throne Of It
2. Is Venit Ex Abyssus
3. Black Holes, Death Planets
4. The Scenario
5. Surrealistic Shade Of Color Black
7. Inner Psy-Trip
8. The Dual Hypostasis Of Nihil
9. Magic Chaos Psychedelia More...
Finland's October Falls has posted a brief video clip online of the bass recording sessions for the band's upcoming new album and follow-up to "A Collapse of Faith." Check out the footage in the player below.
In support of the band's new album "Outer Isolation," Vektor has now announced a string of West Coast tour dates, which can be viewed below. Those yet initiated in the ways of Vektor can stream the entire album for free at this location.
2/7 Scottsdale, AZ @ TBA
2/8 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad w/ Torture Victim
2/9 Denver, CO @ Blastomat (all ages) w/ Speedwolf
2/10 Grand Junction, CO @ Tenacious Brothers w/ Existance, Exussum
2/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ Dethblo, Castle Axe
2/12 Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Abigail Williams, Latimer, Krystos
2/13 Portland, OR @ East End w/ Wizard Rifle, Order of the Gash, DJ Nate C
2/14 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse w/ Breag, Naofa, Theories, Addura
2/15 Portland, OR @ Backspace (all ages) w/ Spellcaster, Transient, Theories, Night Nurse
2/16 Eugene, OR @ The Lazarus Pit (house show – all ages) w/ Elohim, Arkhum
2/17 Arcata, CA @ Alibi
2/18 San Francisco, CA @ Rockit Room w/ Absu, Battlemaster, Brainoil, Infernal Stronghold
2/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo (all ages – 5pm) w/ Exmortus, Witchaven
2/20 San Diego, CA @ TBA
Helhorse has issued the following announcement about upcoming European shows:
"It is with great pride that Helhorse announce their new European booking agency and the band's first tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
"Magnificent Music is known for their work with renowned rock acts such as Baby Woodrose, Siena Root and The Magnificent Brotherhood and their hard work ethics have given them a great reputation in the German club circuit. This tour is presented by Metal.de, Twilight Magazine and Music Scan.
"After these dates, Helhorse will return home to Denmark and embark on a Danish tour as main support for the Danish Metal Legends Hatesphere - it's going to be an amazing year!"
08.03.12: Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE
09.03.12: Dustownconcert @ Jägerklause, Berlin DE
10.03.12: AZ Dorftrottel, Waldkirchen, DE
15.03.12: Black Night, Jena, DE
16.03.12: PMK, Innsbruck, AT
17.03.12: Coq d'or, Olten CH
Hatesphere – Helhorse tour
04.04 – Roskilde, Gimle
13.04 – Sønderborg, Sønderborghus
14.04 – Aarhus, Train
20.04 – Albertslund, Forbrændingen
21.04 – Lyngby, Templet
27.04 – Frederikshavn, Musiske Hus
03.05 – Randers, Von Hatten
04.05 – Aalborg, Skråen
10.05 – København, Vega
11.05 – Vordingborg, Stars
12.05 – Bygningen, Vejle
Animal rights activist band The Way of Purity has updated the band's North American tour schedule. For more details on The Way of Purity, head over to the band's official website.
The complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:
20.04.'12 - Brooklyn, NY (USA) / Cameo Gallery
21.04.'12 - Montreal, QC (CAN) / The Katacombs
22.04.'12 - Quebec, QC (CAN) / L'Agitee
23.04.'12 - Halifax, NS (CAN) / Busstop Theatre
24.04.'12 - Montcon, NB (CAN) / The Manhattan
26.04.'12 - Ottawa, ON (CAN) / Maveriks
27.04.'12 - Toronto, ON (CAN) / Hard Luck Bar
28.04.'12 - Detroit, MI (USA) / The Token Lounge
29.04.'12 - Chicago, IL (USA) / Reggie's Rock Club
30.04.'12 - St. Paul, MN (USA) / Station 4
02.05.'12 - Calgary, AB (CAN) / The Distillery
03.05.'12 - Edmonton, AB (CAN) / The Pawn Shop
04.05.'12 - Kamloops, BC (CAN) / Pogue Mahones Pub
05.05.'12 - Vancouver, BC (CAN) / Rickshaw Theatre
06.05.'12 - Seattle, WA (USA) / El Corazon
07.05.'12 - Portland, OR (USA) / Hawthorne Theatre
08.05.'12 - San Francisco, CA (USA) / Thee Parkside
12.05.'12 - San Diego, CA (USA) / The Ruby Room
16.05.'12 - Albuquerque, NM (USA) / Launchpad Rocks
18.05.'12 - Arlington, TX (USA) / The Ranch
19.05.'12 - San Antonio, TX (USA) / Bonds 007 Rock Bar
20.05.'12 - Houston, TX (USA) / The White Swan
21.05.'12 - New Orleans, LA (USA) / Siberia
22.05.12 - Tampa, FL (USA) / The Brass Mug
24.05.'12 - Charlotte, NC (USA) / Tremont Music Hall
25.05.'12 - Baltimore, MD (USA) / Maryland Deathfest
26.05.'12 - Poughkeepsie, NY (USA) / The Loft
27.05.'12 - Worcester, MA (USA) / Ralphs Diner More...
Black metal act Draugr has checked in with the following brief announcement about recording new material to be released online in the coming weeks:
"Now we are done with the recording of 5 new songs, just the end of the mixing process is left! So in a few weeks the songs will be available!"
In the meantime, you can still check out some of Dragur's other material by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile. Further information on the new track will be announced as it is made available.
German power metal band Primal Fear announced that the band will tour Europe with country mates Brainstorm on what is dubbed the "Metal Nation 2012 Tour." There will also be a special guest opener, which has not yet been announced.
Primal Fear will support its new LP "Unbreakable" which is due out on January 20th, 2012 (EU) and January 24th, 2012 (North America) through Frontiers Records (see Metal Underground's review at this location). Brainstorm will be supporting its latest album "On the Spur of the Moment" released through AFM Records (see Metal Underground's review at this location).
The confirmed dates on the tour are as follows:
30. März 2012 D - Leipzig - Hellraiser
31. März 2012 CZ - Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
01. April 2012 CZ - Prag - Matrix
03. April 2012 AUT - Wien - Szene
04. April 2012 HU - Budapest - Club 202
07. April 2012 BUL - Sofia - Hristo Botev Hall
08. April 2012 ROM - Bukarest - The Silver Church
10. April 2012 D - Berlin - C-Club
11. April 2012 D - Kassel - Fiasko
12. April 2012 NED - Kerkrade - Rock Temple
13. April 2012 D - Burglengenfeld - VA Zentrum
14. April 2012 D - Bochum - Matrix
15. April 2012 D - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
17. April 2012 CH - Pratteln - Z7
19. April 2012 ES - Gijon - Sala Albeniz
20. April 2012 ES - Pamplona - Sala Totem
21. April 2012 ES - Huesca - Sala Jai Alai
22. April 2012 ES - Madrid - Sala Ritmo y Compas
Norwegian progressive/folk/black metal act Borknagar unveiled the album art and track listing for the forthcoming LP "Urd." The album is the band's ninth studio release and will scheduled to drop on March 26th, 2012 (EU) and March 27th, 2012 (North America) through Century Media Records.
The track listing for "Urd" is as follows:
3. The Beauty of Dead Cities
4. The Earthling
5. The Plains of Memories
6. Mount Regency
8. The Winter Eclipse
9. In A Deeper World
German folk metal band Lyriel is streaming the new song "White Lilly" from the band's fourth full length LP "Leverage" (heard below). The new album is due for release on February 24, 2012 through AFM Records.
The title track for "Leverage" is as follows:
4. Voices In My Head
5. The Road Not Taken
6. White Lilly
7. Aus Der Tiefe
8. Wenn Die Engel Fallen
9. Side By Side
Check out "White Lilly" here:
After a long song-writing process Coldworker entered a number of studios during the 2010-2011 winter to record it's third album, "The Doomsayer's Call," with their long-time collaborator Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Infestdead) doing the final mixing and mastering. "The Doomsayer's Call" includes the trademark Coldworker sound of intense blastbeats, heaviness and grooves with eerie melodies. "The Doomsayer's Call" is now streaming in its entirety at this location. "The Doomsayer's Call" will be released by Listenable Records on 2/28/2012 in North America.
Soulfly, the band featuring former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera and Ministry bassist Tony Campos, has announced it will be embarking on a tour of North America this March in support of the forthcoming eighth studio album, "Enslaved," which will be released through Roadrunner Records on March 13th.
Joining Soulfly on the trek will be Five Finger Death Punch, which will be promoting the release of the most recent album, "American Capitalist."
The tour dates are as follows (with the possibility of more to come): More...
The organisers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further five bands for this year's edition of the event. American thrash metal legends Megadeth will be performing, as will stoner rock kings Kyuss Lives!, death metal pioneers Possessed, English alternative rock outfit Young Guns and, making their fourth appearance at the festival, Jon Olivia's Pain. Graspop will take place in the town of Dessel from June 22nd-24th and now features the following lineup:
Black Sabbath (Headliner)
August Burns Red
Children Of Bodom
Jon Olivia's Pain
Lamb Of God
Sick Of It All
Winds Of Plague
Just For Fun
The latest viral video is a song by eight year old Juliet, who teamed up with producer Rob Sharpe to record this song and video. In "My First Hardcore Song," Juliet takes you on a journey of her love for her dog, Robert and how her pet fish stink. Check the video out below.
New York traditional metal band Riot proceeded with its scheduled performances at the urging of founder/guitarist Mark Reale and his family. Reale was sidelined when he was recently admitted to the hospital for complications resulting from Crohn's disease. A fan video from the performance at BB Kings in New York City on January 18, 2012 surfaced on the web this morning. The band continued as a four piece with second guitarist Mike Flyntz flying solo.
The following are the remaining dates for the Reale-less Riot:
Jan. 19 - West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Jan. 20 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Jan. 23-27 - Miami, FL - 70,000 Tons Of Metal
Check out Riot's performance of "Riot" from the band's latest album "Immortal" here:
Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry announced details of the band's fifth release and first in seven years. The album is entitled "Where Angels Fear," and it will be released worldwide in March 2012 through the band's own label OUTO Recordings. The album, which marks the first since the 2005 release "Vol. 4," was produced by Mikko Herranen (ex-vocalist for Misery, Inc.), who also sings a duet with vocalist Tanja Lainio on the track "Feel My Revenge."
The first single from the album is called "Bad Blood," which will be released digitally on February 6, 2012. The song is also streaming in the player below.
Guitarist Sami Leppikangas had the following comments on the release: "Yes it sure has taken a lot of time and many things have happened. Last year has probably been the best we've had in Lullacry, at least when it comes to vibes. And you can hear that in the album. For the first time we made songs without thinking that now we have to do a gothballad or a rocksong. We just did things more spontaneusly and it led to an album that is a lot more dark, ambitious and multi-dimensional than it's predecessors. We also paid a lot more attention on lyrics and the production was organic which made the sounds more dynamic on Where Angels Fear. It will be awesome to go and play these new tunes to people, we've really waited this for long." More...
German power metal band Rage posted a video studio report on the making of the forthcoming LP "21." The video was shot by Engl TV and shows the guitar work of Victor Smolski using his limited edition Engl Amp. "21" is set for release on February 24, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.
The track listing for "21" is as follows:
1. House Wins
2. Twenty One
3. Forever Dead
4. Feel My Pain
5. Serial Killer
6. Psycho Terror
8. Death Romantic
9. Black And White
10. Concrete Wall
Check out the video here:
Danish traditional metal band Pretty Maids announced that the band will celebrate its Thirtieth Anniversary with the release of a double live CD and DVD package entitled “It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)” on March 23, 2012 (EU) and March 27, 2012 (North America).
The press release reads: "Following the highly acclaimed 2010 album “Pandemonium”, Danish melodic hard rockers, Pretty Maids have been touring more or less constantly throughout 2010/2011. They undertook a full scale European tour in 2010 and have since played several festivals and occasional gigs. The overwhelming response to the new songs and the ongoing requests coming from the fans prompted the band to take their chance and record a live 2CD/DVD last October 1st 2011. Pretty Maids gathered in Pratteln, Switzerland with an enthusiastic and highly explosive crowd of die hard fans and followers to fulfill the demand, for an energetic and memorable performance which was recorded with a fully equipped mobile studio and cameras.
" 'Riding on the success of our previous studio album Pandemonium and with maybe the strongest line up ever, we thought that we’d make some kind of a live document of what this band is all about in the present time' tells singer Ronnie Atkins. 'It Comes Alive is purely and simply a tribute to all our fans and supporters throughout the world, who gave us so many memorable moments, so much pleasure and making our childhood dreams come through'.
" 'The band’s spirit during the last couple of years has been better than in a long long time' says Atkins. And 'It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)' shows the band at the top of their game, performing songs from a 30 year long career.
" 'It’s always difficult to make a set list that satisfies everyone' continues the singer, 'It’s a combination of what the crowd expect us to play and what we like to play ourselves ! But of course there are songs like 'Future World' and "Red Hot and Heavy' that we have been playing for the last 25 years so, they still get a new life every time we play ‘em and still seem to please our audience. But basically what you will find on this Live album are the songs that we toured with on the Pandemonium tour, with a few exceptions'." More...
Black metallers Stigmhate are going to release their new album "The Sun Collapse" on Bakerteam Records. Stigmhate commented on the release:
"The band is well known in the underground scene for its Swedish influenced type of black metal with a more obscure and oppressive attitude and with this third release forges nine brand new tracks into an apocalyptic tale about the end of human existence."
The new album "The Sun Collapse" was recorded and mixed between Outer Sound Studios and Destroyed Studios by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre) and mastered at Hertz Studios, Poland. The album will be released March 26th, 2012 and the track listing is as follows:
1. Throne of the Eternal Flame
3. Gathered Isolation
4. Sinless Progeny
5. Architects of Fate
6. Plenary Repulsion
7. In the Last Wake
8. Sun Collapse