Metal News for January 20, 2013
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10 news articles posted on this day.
Throne of Malediction has released a new song online from the band's upcoming "Out of Darkness, Comes the Light" album, which is set for release later this year.
Give "The Soulforge" a listen in the player below. "The Soulforge" is a concept track based on the Dragonlance book series.
For more info on Throne of Malediction, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
After February/March shows with In Flames, Demon Hunter will be touring in Australia for the first time with I The Breather. Dates are as follows:
March 28 - The Manning Bar (18+), Sydney
March 29 - Easterfest (All Ages), Toowoomba
March 30 - The Evelyn Hotel (18+), Melbourne
March 31 - Fowlers Live (LIC/AA), Adelaide More...
Australian metal band King Parrot has posted an official video for "Shit on the Liver," a track from its debut album "Bite Your Head Off." That album follows up the band's debut EP and was produced by Jason Fuller (Blood Duster). King Parrot recently wrapped up a short tour of Australia as well. The "Shit on the Liver" video was produced by Dan Farmer/Blackbox films and King Parrot.
Danish female-fronted death metal band Illnath is returning with a fourth album, titled “4 Shades of Me.” The album is set for release on March 12th, 2013. Pitch Black Records also comments:
"The release comprises 11 songs that showcase the band’s progression, which has now fine-tuned its style. Leaving completely aside keyboards and other symphonic elements, this is pure, hard-pounding aggressive metal!"
The track listing is as follows:
1. Blood Warrior
2. Gallow Hill
3. King of your Mind
5. No Salvation
6. Captain of the Seven Seas
8. Shade of me
9. Not my God
10. It’s on me
11. Angelic Voices Calling (2012) More...
Dutch heavy metallers Lord Volture have released their fifth podcast video, which includes exclusive live footage, revealing backstage shots, and crazy touring moments from the Metal Messiah European Tour. The tour went across Spain, France and Belgium where the band opened for Tim "Ripper" Owens.
Lord Volture has been performing in support of sophomore release “Never Cry Wolf,” released in November 2011. Currently the band is working on a third studio album and expect to enter the studio in the coming spring.
Raven Lord has posted a new episode of "Raven Lord TV" online in which drummer Larry Paterson gives a brief update on the band's activity, including new endorsements and festival appearances. Check out the video below.
Raven Lord's debut album, "Descent To The Underworld," will be released on February 1st, 2013 in Europe and February 12th, 2013 in North America via Mausoleum Records.
Canadian grinders Fuck the Facts are set to embark on a month long tour of the U.S. that will have the band playing 33 shows in 32 days starting later this week. Details are available below. For the tour, Fuck The Facts is releasing the 2011 EP “Misery” as a 12” vinyl limited to 500 copies. You can stream the full release via YouTube here and pre-orders are available at this location.
01/24 – Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home
01/25 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar
01/26 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Main Street Live
01/27 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
01/28 – Joplin, MO @ Blackthorn Pizza & Pub
01/29 – Wichita, KS @ The Lizard Lounge
01/30 – Lincoln, NB @ Metal House
01/31 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
02/01 – Cheyenne, WY @ Forum 619
02/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
02/03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Favorites
02/04 – Mentone, CA @ Loko Lounge
02/05 – Fresno, CA @ C.A.F.E. Infoshop
02/06 – Oakland, CA @ Zombieland
02/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
02/08 – San Diego, CA @ The Yard
02/09 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
02/10 – Las Cruces, NM @ The Train Yard
02/11 – El Paso, TX @ Gallery 127
02/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
02/13 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
02/14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcat’s
02/15 – Houston, TX @ Walter's
02/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
02/17 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Paperback
02/18 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
02/19 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
02/20 – Gainesville, FL @ Mars Pub
02/21 – Aiken, SC @ HIC Indoor Skatepark
02/22 - Raleigh, NC @ The Danger Room (4pm)
02/22 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground (8pm)
02/23 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
02/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room More...
Pirosaint has announced that vocalist Nick Scandiffio officially left the band. Scandiffio joined the group in November 2012 to replace original frontman Gonzalo Rodriguez. Drummer Ignacio Orellana explains:
"Unfortunately he was offered a better option for its future (a work offer) so, he won't be available for the band's recording schedule. We are currently finishing the recordings of the instrument tracks for our new mini EP album and as a band, Pirosaint has always been about moving forward, no matter what obstacles present themselves and are eagerly beginning the search for a new vocalist immediately."
Vocalists in the Poughkeepsie, NY area who are interested in joining the band can send an e-mail to: "email@example.com." More info on the act is available via the official Pirosaint website or Facebook profile. More...
California act Barrows has released a new video clip for the song "Pirates," which comes off the "Imprecari Island" album. Check out the clip below. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Wrath of the Sea 08:18
2. Imprecari Island 02:20
3. Red Winds 08:24
4. Obsequies 03:05
5. Lost in the Woods 06:13
6. Vultures 01:14
7. Apparition by Moonlight 06:52
8. Wind in the Sails 01:41
9. Pirates 11:27
Power metal is a genre that has been somewhat neglected by the Sunday Old School column. It’s still very much alive however (go to a metal festival in Europe if you don’t believe me) and this week we’ll be making up for our past snub by taking a look at one of the most revered bands in the field, Helloween. Helloween were formed in 1984 in the German city of Hamburg by singing guitarist, Kai Hansen, along with drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg, bassist Markus Grosskopf and second guitarist Michael Weikath. They soon signed to Noise Records and appeared on a compilation album named, "Death Metal," which was notable for its inclusion of other bands such as Hellhammer and Running Wild. Only a year after forming, they released a self-titled EP and their first full length album, "Walls of Jericho." The record received mixed reviews but is a popular one amongst fans and is notable for a number of reasons, including being the namesake of wrestler Chris Jericho and his signature move, and perhaps most importantly for being the only full length Helloween record where Hansen handled the vocal duties, after deciding to concentrate on his guitar work following the release of another EP entitled, "Judas."
Their search for a new lead singer led to the recruitment of eighteen year old vocalist, Michael Kiske and the band wanted to celebrate the new addition by releasing a double album, but this idea was thwarted by the record company. As a compromise, they released one album, "Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1" in 1987, and a companion record, "Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2" in 1988. Both albums received near universal praise and sold well, with the second part being particularly successful, partly thanks to the single, "I Want Out," which was aired heavily on the MTV show, "Headbanger’s Ball," and took part in the first Headbanger’s Ball Tour, along with Californian thrash masters Exodus and headliners, Anthrax. As the band’s star continued to rise, they were dealt a massive blow when Hansen announced that he would be leaving the group as a result of poor health, amongst a number of other reasons including tensions with bandmates and the record company. His last recorded appearance with the band came in the form of a live album named, "Live in the U.K." (known in the United States as "I Want Out Live.") before being replaced by Roland Grapow, formerly of the band, Rampage and going on to form the band, Gamma Ray. More...