Metal News for January 21, 2012
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23 news articles posted on this day.
U.K. traditional metal band Stuka Squadron announced additional dates for dates for the United Kingdom and Europe for 2012 in support of the re-release of ‘Tales of the Ost’ via Metalbox Recordings on February 13 2012.
The following dates are confirmed:
‘March Across England’
9 March - The Unicorn, London
10 March - Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
11 March - Bootlegger’s, Kendal
13 March - Axe & Cleaver, Boston
14 March – Snooty Fox, Wakefield
15 March – Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
16 March – Rampage, Preston
17 March – The Old Bell, Derby
18 March – Ye Olde Foundry, Dudley More...
Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter has posted two unreleased demos from "The Age Of Hell" recording sessions. You can stream or download them below below. Of the first, he comments, "I had no idea what I'd do vocally and recall wanting to work on other songs instead. shelved."
Additionally, he has uploaded demo recordings of other songs off the album, including "Scum of the Earth" and "Clockwork" on his Soundcloud page.
Tecumseh act Gohma has uploaded a second recording video clip online via YouTube. Watch this new footage below or find the previously posted last recording update here. You can also check out more details on Gohma through the band's Facebook profile.
Female fronted prog metal act To-Mera entered the studio today to recording an upcoming new album. The band has now also posted a brief video clip online from the drum recording sessions. Check out the clip below.
The Beyond will be releasing a split 7" with The Lurking Corpses titled "Gross Encounters of the Sacrificial Rite." The disc will feature two new songs from The Beyond - "The Sacrificial Whores of Satan" and "Total Genocide." On the flipside of the disc will be a couple tracks from The Lurking Corpses, a cover of Grim Reaper's "See You in Hell" and the song "Midnight Munging." The split 7" should be released soon on Horror Pain Gore Death productions.
Nominon is now streaming both of the songs, the title cut and "Burnt Human Offering," from it's recently released 7" "Manifestations of Black" over at this location. The 7" is to tide fans over until Nominon unleashes the follow-up to 2010's album "Monumentomb," which should come sometime in 2012 on Deathgasm Records. Below is an upload video version of the title track, "Manifestations of Black."
The Warriors Of Metal V Fest has confirmed three more bands that will be appearing at the event. Oklahoma City based power metal band FORTE, who released it's EP "Vae Solis" in September, has confirmed for the festival along with San Diego powerhouse BENEDICTUM. Also appearing will be Queens, NY based epic metal band LAST ALLIANCE. The Warriors Of Metal V Fest will take place on June 29th and 30th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, OH. For more information, head over to it's website. Below is a fan-made video for the Last Alliance track "The Grey One."
Syracuse, NY based heavy metal rockers Brand New Sin have announced a series of tour dates in support of their new album "United State."
1/26 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Peter B's
1/27 - Campbell, New York - The Cabin
1/28 - Rochester, New York - The Montage Music Hall
1/29 - Brooklyn, New York - Trash Bar
1/30 - East Hampton, New York - East Hampton Bowl
2/09 - Battle Creek, Michigan - Planet Rock
2/10 - Lansing, Michigan - Ulis House of Rock
2/11 - Warren, Michigan - The Ritz
2/24 - Utica, New York - The Electric Company
2/25 - Albany, New York - Bogie's
3/02 - Mattydale, New York - Mac's Bad Art Bar
Italian death metal act Humangled has recently completed recording a four song follow-up to the band's 2010 full-length, "Fractal." Entitled "Odd Ethics," the EP is set to be released in early/mid 2012 through Abyss Records.
"Odd Ethics" was tracked at Italy's Mel-1 Studios. Sound production was handled by Dan Swano (Unisound Studios) and the cover art for "Odd Ethics" was designed by artist Marko Somero.
The track listing is as follows:
Needles of the Blind
Skinned, to Feel All
Deny Your Creed
Recently formed black metal act Order of the Cloven Hoof has posted a new, raw demo track online to give fans a taste of what's to come. Check out the new track "Goat of the Thousand Young" by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Burzum, the one man black metal band spearheaded by infamous musician Varg Vikernes, has announced that a new studio album, entitled "Umskiptar" (Metamorphoses,) will be released this May through Byelobog Productions. The album was recorded in Grieghallen Studio in Bergen in September 2011. All the lyrics on the album are taken from a Norse poem named, "Völuspá." The English translation of the lyrics can be found in Vikernes' latest book, "Sorcery And Religion In Ancient Scandinavia." You can check out the tracklisting and artwork for the album below:
Blóðstokkinn (Soaked in Blood) (1:16)
Jóln (Deities) (5:51)
Alfadanz (Elven Dance) (9:22)
Hit helga Tré (The Sacred Tree) (6:51)
Æra (Honour) (3:58)
Heiðr (Esteem) (3:02)
Valgaldr (Song Of The Fallen) (8:03)
Galgviðr (Gallow Forest) (7:16)
Surtr Sunnan (Black from the South) (4:14)
Gullaldr (Golden Age) (10:20)
Níðhöggr (Attack From Below) (5:00) More...
Footage has been posted online of Vildhjarta performing a full live set in Moscow on January 19th, 2012. Check out the clip below. Vildhjarata is currently touring in support of the new album "Måsstaden" (reviewed here).
New York's Biohazard has issued the following statement online via Facebook about member Scott Roberts being hospitalized:
"So we arrive in Belgium and Scott is rushed to the Hostpital. After spending the whole day getting tests done to no avail, he checks himself out of the hospital to make the show just in time to KICK FUCKING ASS and help us blow the roof off of Deinze, Belgium! That's the crazy vegetarian hardcore dude he is! After the show, he's rushed back to the hospital! Anyone else would had canceled the tour! SCOTT ROCKS!"
The band also later issued this follow-up post about his condition:
"We don't know. He's sick as a dog and they can't out what it is??? Catscans, MRI's...the whole 9 yards, still no word. He was rushed back to the hospital last night after the show> send your prayers, he needs them!"
The Convalescence has posted a pre-production version of the track "Concubine" online, which can be heard below.
The song will be recorded, mixed, and mastered at Metro 37 Recording Studio in March and is set to appear on the upcoming "Unmasking The Betrayer" album, due out on April 20th, 2012.
Tulsa, OK based band Beneath (not to be confused with the Icelandic act of the same name), has posted a video clip online for the song "Flatline." Check out the video below, or listen to all four tracks off the band's new EP through Reverbnation or Facebook.
French black metal act Darkenhold has issued the following announcement about gearing up to record a new album:
"Finally, the studio for the second opus moves forward in big step, and takes even a little beforehand, the first session for drums is planned for February 18th and 19th!
"The track list and lyrics are finished, the cover art is near ended, riffs and rythmics are more old-school influenced, with more present keyboards (but measured) in the old vein and the outro will be special and surprising..."
Further details on the follow-up to the "A Passage To The Towers" album will be announced as they are made available. In the meantime, check out more info on Darkenhold via Facebook.
Canada's End Is Near is currently offering the band's entire "Beyond the Theater" album as a free download. You can get the tracks from the release here, or check out samples by heading over to the band's official website.
The "Beyond the Theater" track listing is as follows:
1. Worshipers of chaos
2. The convenant
3. Demon's horn
4. The inside drama
5. Beyond the theater
6. Epitaphs feild
7. The path of the wicked
8. Juggler of life and death
9. Instinct of tragedy
10. Cerebral abortion
Riku of Finland's Devenial Verdict has issued the following update from the recording studio:
"What I was trying write, but since MySpace apparently doesn't function on my phone: we're here at the studio! Drums and guitars have been recorded and Sebastian is working on some mean bass tunes at the moment.
"I'll start recording the vocals in an hour or so and then it's all ready. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. The Unborn God part I: Credo in Unum Deo
2. Soul Contagion
4. The Unborn God part II: In Absentia
"Artwork for the cover is almost ready and it looks awesome, to say the least. Some other cool news, we're playing at Ruttoklubi (Plague Club) at Gloria here in Helsinki on February third. Thrashgrinder and Spirit Disease and more will be announced. Stay tuned!"
Connecticut instrumental progressive metal band Kali Ma is streaming a new live track "XV" from the band's upcoming and as of yet untitled live CD/DVD. To check out other music from the band, check out the official Facebook page.
Check out "XV" (Live) here: More...
5 Star Grave has posted a snippet of a the song "Daddy" online, which can be heard after the jump. The band also commented:
"Dear folks, we just uploaded a brand new sample at our official SoundCloud page taken from the song Daddy.
"This song incorporates some new elements for us, like the use of female vocals on the chorus, we're sure you're gonna like it as much as we do.
"And remember: Monday the 30th a new sample from Death Times Eleven will be online" More...
California hard rock act Dedvolt has posted a song online titled "The Great Denial," which can be heard via the widget below or through the band's Reverbnation page. Dedvolt also commented:
"Here it is everyone.. Dedvolt's first born! 'The Great Denial' We are extremely excited to show this to you. In such a short time we were able to connect and put this together, and this is only the beginning. With everyone's help we can push this thing to the top and take the ride! Please share this with your friends. Tell everyone you can. We are the Dedvolt family." More...
Death of a Salesman has posted the following statement online about splitting with Rising Records:
"We have decided to end our association with Rising Records. We are certain that most of you have heard the allegations regarding the legitimacy of the label, and it's owner. We do not want to be affiliated with a label with such negative ethics towards the music industry and we refuse to allow someone to fund our band with money that has been gained from other bands under false pretenses.
"We are hugely disappointed with what has happened, as we only had the best intentions with our deal with Rising Records, but we feel we have no other alternative. As for our album, we assure you that the release of the album is not affected by this decision and we will have a release date for you all very soon. We thank you for all your continued support."
You can also check out Death of a Salesman tracks available for streaming via the band's Facebook profile.
German folk/melodic death band Suidakra has posted a new music video for the song "Balor." The track appears on the band's latest release "Book of Dowth" which was released in March of 2011 through AFM Records.
In other news, the band recently announced following upcoming live shows in India:
February 4, 2012: Vellore, India (Headline Show)
February 5, 2012: Bangalore, India (w/Opeth)
Check out the video here: