Metal News for January 25, 2013
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U.S. power metal act Reverence (featuring members From Savatage, Tokyo Blade, Burning Starr and Crimson Glory) has posted a new music video for the track "After the Leaves Have Fallen." The song is taken from the band's debut CD "When Darkness Calls." The band's previous video for the track "Bleed For Me" can also be viewed over at this location.
Check out "After the Leaves Have Fallen" here:
Italian death metal act Infernal Poetry has released a new lyric video for the track "In Glorious Orgy," which can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's new album "Paraphiliac." The full track listing is as follows:
3. In Glorious Orgy
4. Hypertrophic Jellyfish
5. Everything Means "I"
6. Barf Together
8. The Copy / Paste Syndrome
9. The Miss-Treated
Hortus Animae has re-formed to work on a new album to follow 2005's "The Blow of Furious Winds." The band issued the following statement about regrouping and launching a crowd funding campaign:
"The Hortus Animae cult is back! You will probably be pleased to know that we decided to reform and we are fully immersed in the work for our comeback album: At the End of Doomsday!
"Thanks to the constant affection that you fans have never stopped showing us and the incessant interest from press, labels and media...we are convinced that the time is finally ripe for our comeback with the successor to the monumental 'The Blow of Furious Winds,' dated 2005.
"But...we need your help! To cope with the massive expenses that recording an album requires, we have created a fundraising website where you can donate any amount for us to be able to record the new album and you to receive rewards from the band, you'll find all the details on how to donate and what to get at this location. A heartfelt hank you by HORTUS ANIMAE!" More...
Vancouver progressive rockers Fen (not to be confused with the U.K. atmospheric black metal act of the same name) have posted a video for the title track of their fifth and latest album "Of Losing Interest."
Vocalist / guitarist Doug Harrison comments: "The song 'Of Losing Interest' broke new ground for us. We didn't try to shape it into some convoluted or grandiose structure. We just let the riff be a riff and do its job and we kept the dynamics fairly steady throughout. At one point I considered titling the song, The Grump, based on the fact that the lyrics are from the perspective of someone who detests social interactions and does what he can to either cut them short or avoid them altogether. Overall, the video is a lofi attempt to reveal what might be inside his head." More...
Spanish death metal act Wormed is pleased to announce the release of a second full-length. Titled "Exodromos," the ten-track production was recorded at Sadman Studios in Madrid, Spain and mastered by Mika Jussila (Amorphis, Impaled Nazarene, Children of Bodom, Nightwish etc.) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
"Exodromos" will detonate on March 26th, 2013 via Willowtip Records. The opening track from the release can be heard below, and the following press release was issued about the album:
"Sophisticated, sharp and meticulously calculated, with Exodromos Wormed delivers an unhinged onslaught of concentrated brutality. Made of dissonant yet dynamic guitar work traveling at breakneck speeds, the record offers up some of the band’s most technical and plainly obliterating material to date. Exodromos is a prequel to Planisphaerium -- originally released in 2003 via Macabre Mementos Records in Japan then given the remastered treatment by Willowtip -- a story which speaks of futuristic science concepts and chaotic visions of the last human left in the cosmos."
The track listing is as follows:
2. The Nonlocality Trilemma
4. Solar Neutrinos
5. Multivectorial Reionization
6. Spacetime Ekleipsis Vorticity
7. Darkflow Quadrivium
8. Stellar Depopulation
9. Techkinox Wormhole
10. Xenoverse Discharger More...
Switzerland's intense black metal outfit Vuyvr will unleash its debut full-length, "Eiskalt," on 12" vinyl this coming February 28th via Throatruiner Records and Blastbeat Mailmurder. Formed less than one year ago by members of seminal underground metallic hardcore acts, the band recorded these nine tracks within a day.
You can stream two tracks off "Eiskalt" in the player below, or check out the Richey Beckett-created artwork below.
"Trying to determine why Vuyvr’s debut album 'Eiskalt' is a stimulating and refreshing take on black metal is not an easy task. Hailing from Switzerland, their sound initially appears to be rather traditional, obviously influenced by a number of Norwegian and Swedish meisters of the genre. More...
Netherbird has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming European tour dates due to health issues:
"Greetings all, I have some sad news to share. We, the guys of Netherbird, will have to cancel our tour to Romania, Serbia, and Bosnia scheduled 22 Feb – 2 March 2013.
"The reason is that one of our members is having a serious health problem that currently makes it impossible for him to tour. He has just started to receive treatment and that process is tough and will take time, but we are convinced that he will make a full recovery. In the meantime we will do all in our power to support him and one step is to cancel this tour. In these circumstances we do not even consider bringing in a replacement, we rather wait until all five of us are in full strength and can find new tour dates and deliver one hell of a live show.
"We will work to re-schedule the gigs and it is very important to also underline that it is not due to any problems with any of the organizers, they have done a great job. We hope we get the chance to work with them all when new dates are being scheduled.
"We will not answer any questions regarding our member and his state since it is personal, but all other questions are of course, as always, welcome! We look forward to seeing you as soon as we are back in full force!" More...
With the band's self-titled debut album now just days from official release (January 29th), South Carolina’s Burnt Books today takes to the streets on a run of regional Winter live actions. Kicking off in Charleston, the outfit will riot throughout Georgia and the band's home state alongside Whores, ASG, Nuclear Blast Suntan, and more over the next two weeks.
Things will pick back up again in March with another load of Burnt Books dates, many still being locked down, with shows already confirmed with Old Lines, Shaved Christ, Iron Lung, and more throughout Georgia and the Carolinas.
Brave Words & Blood Knuckles today brings fans a preview of “Killing Death” from Circle II Circle. The track stream comes in anticipation of the band’s forthcoming "Seasons Will" Fall full-length, set for North American release via Armoury Records on January 29th, 2013 (next Tuesday).
Give the song a listen right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Led by former Savatage vocaist Zak Stevens, the 12-track Seasons Will Fall promises to be the band’s strongest album to date both musically and sonically. Blending Stevens’ history and unique 'Savatage style' with the fresh sounds he’s meticulously developed with CIIC, Seasons Will Fall is a commanding fusion of metal and hard rock, powered by his passionate melodic rock vocals."
Stevens comments of the theme behind the "Killing Death" track: “The lyrics are basically about taking control of something that is detrimental or that may be shortening your life. It’s about ridding yourself of the things that you know are making your days numbered before they wind up actually killing you.”
Polish act Rukia has posted the new single "Miaow! Death Kitty's Life" online, which can be heard in the YouTube player below. You can also hear more from the band over at the Rukia Facebook profile here.
Finnish symphonic metal act Epicrenel will release "The Crystal Throne" via Inverse Records. The band comments on the album:
"Proceeding in the vein of those good old school fantasy stories, The Crystal Throne offers some truly firmament touching choruses, challenging atonalish-classical solo escapades and horizon-wide orchestrations alike. All this is bound up with a map, and the tight chronological lyrics where the party travels through the agonizing caves, spacious moors and mountains, all the way to face their final challenge... Are rats capable of defeating a party stumbling in a cave? Can souls be fettered behind bars? Should were-spiders belong to the Amnestys list of endangered species? Is it possible for a lightning to strike at a stony castle tower? Epicrenel provides the answers to these tricky questions with their shamelessly challenging debut album, filling the gaps and expectations of the genre with uncompromising storytelling and high-flying virtuocity. Warning: Contains no dragon ingredients..."
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Calling (Instrument)
2. Thurs Lands Cursed Again
3. Where Kingdoms Fall
4. Walls Of The Cave
5. Floating Souls
6. Guarding Fellhound
7. In the Dungeon
8. Skyride (Instrumental)
9. Defenders of the Crown
10. Fantoms' Grove
11. Conquering the Throne
12. The Coronation (Instrumental) More...
Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian adrenaline-pushers of heavy rock and roll, Kvelertak. The band will release sophomore album, "Meir" (which means “more” in Norwegian), produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, on March 26th, 2013.
The first single, “Bruane Brenn,” will be available on iTunes beginning February 5th, 2013 and will be available as an instant download when you pre-order the album. An exclusive CD/T-shirt bundle will also be available that day at the Roadrunner Records webstore.
Dave Rath, Senior Vice President of A&R at Roadrunner Records says of the signing, “Every decade or so, hard rock and heavy metal gets a well-deserved kick in the ass. Kvelertak is the band to do just that. These guys remind us that rock music should truly affect us. Roadrunner is proud to deliver Kvelertak to a world waiting for a musical awakening. If this band doesn't get your heart racing, then you don't have one.”
Look for North American tour dates to be announced soon. Kvelertak is Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Vidar Landa (guitars), Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitars), Maciek Ofstad (guitars), Marvin Nygaard (bass) and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums). More...
2013 marks a busy year for the Santa Cruz metallers Arsonists Get All The Girls. The band is currently in the studio with Zach Ohren (Animosity, All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Light This City) working on an upcoming 5th full-length, and the band has welcomed original vocalist Remi Rodberg back into the band full time.
Remi’s vocals can be heard on early Arsonists Get All The Girls releases like "Hits From The Bow" and "The Game Of Life." The following press release was also issued about the new album and upcoming activity from the band:
"With the new material, look out for a faster, heavier, crazier, yet extremely focused Arsonists Get All The Girls as the band looks to return to their roots, with Remi Rodberg adding a key piece.
"Along with this, Arsonists Get All The Girls has confirmed a slot to play the annual NSN Festival in Mission, TX on Wednesday, March 13. The band will be playing alongside Escape The Fate, Attack Attack, Chiodos, Jonny Craig, Upon A Burning Body, Hands Like Houses, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Maine, and many more. For more info and updates on the NSN Festival, click here.
"Arsonists Get All The Girls has toured with the likes of Winds Of Plague, Veil Of Maya, Dead To Fall, Parkway Drive, Norma Jean, Darkest Hour, Bleeding Through, and many more. Stay tuned for more Arsonists Get All The Girls news coming throughout this year via the band’s Facebook profile."
Tainted Nation has released a new music video for "Loser," taken from the "F.E.A.R." album. Check out the clip below.
The band consists of Pete Newdeck (Eden’s Curse), Mark Cross (ex Firewind, Helloween), Pontus Egberg (The Poodles), and Ian Nash (Lionsheart) and will release the debut album on January 25th, 2013 through Massacre Records.
Vocalist Pete said, "This is a major achievement for the band and we are very proud of what we have done thus far. We believe the album is pushing Rock and metal into 2013 and further and that it has something new to offer. It was a pleasure working with Independent Element for the video, and it was nice to break away from the standard formula of video clips around today. Hopefully it shows a band chemistry, a humorous side and a musical side to boot. Album reviews for F.E.A.R have been pretty overwhelming to say the least and i am pleased to say we seem to be getting talked about. We look forward to the future." More...
Indie Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Blood Tsunami and the release of the band's new album “For Faen” this coming March 11th in Europe, March 8th in Norway, and March 15th in Germany and Austria. Check out the first single, "Metal Fang," from the upcoming album below. Indie Recordings also commented:
"The crimson tide rise again! And this time it comes across as more ferocious and devastating than ever before! Blood Tsunami's new album 'For Faen' shows a band that has stripped their metal to the bone. Harder, meaner, dirtier and way more aggressive! This album is a relentless sonic beating. The songs are thrown at you, one by one, with an infernal speed that threatens to rip off chunks of flesh from your whole upper body. Rampant dogs is jumping out of your loudspeakers, daggers and bullets comes at you like a wall of horizontal rain. This is metal the way it was meant to be. Totally vicious and utterly dangerous!
"'For Faen' is a monster of an album that will break your legs off by the knee and use them to beat the skull straight off your spine. You are in for some sickening tales from the dark side of humanity. Grotesque stories about some of the worlds worst serial killers, detailed information about horrendous ancient torture methods, war crimes, mass murder and chemicals, addiction and rotten human skin." More...
The final line-up and running order has been announced for this year's Hammerslag Vinterblot festival. The festival spans two day from February 8th and 9th and takes place in Tønsberg, Norway (Stoltenbergsgata 46, 3112 Tønsberg, Norway)
Here's the running order for Hammerslag Vinterblot 2013:
Frail Grounds 21.00
God Seed 00.30
Blood red throne 23.00
Cobolt 60 20.00 More...
Baroness band members Pete Adams and John Baizley gave their first live performance in nearly five months as an acoustic set at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Footage of the pair's stripped down rendition of "Foolsong" is now available via Loudwire or in the player below.
Baizley popped up at Decibel Magazine's 100th issue celebration the night before, joining Converge for "Coral Blue." A live clip for “March To The Sea,” culled from 2012 footage from the band, is available at Spin here. Stay tuned for more Baroness news. More...
Occult rock act The Devil's Blood has posted the following brief message online about apparently calling it quits:
"As of the 22nd of January 2013 The Devil´s Blood has returned into nothingness.
"All planned Rituals will be cancelled. No interviews will be done. Consummatum est.
"- SL & F The Devil's Blood - 2007 / 2013"
No further information has been made available about the abrupt breakup. The Devil's Blood released two full-length albums, "The Time of No Time Evermore" (reviewed here) and "The Thousandfold Epicentre" (reviewed here). More...
Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes, whose most recent album “X” was released last year, will release the digital “Love Runs Away” EP - including two previously unreleased bonus songs - via iTunes on February 1st, 2013. Pre-orders are available right here and the track listing is as follows:
1. Love Runs Away
2. Rosary Blue (feat. Kat Von D) (edit)
3. Dracula’s Castle
"Love Runs Away" - the third single and opening track of “X” that has by now already become a live favorite – carries pure rocking metal riffs and a chorus with a bulletproof hook line. Singer Jyrki69 comments: “This is the most obvious single track from the album and already works great on stage, so it’s about time to release it as a proper single!”
The larger than life ballad duet "Rosary Blue," on which Jyrki is accompanied by tattoo artist and “L.A. Ink” star Kat Von D, is the first of two never before heard bonus tracks. "We’ve known each other for some years and since Kat is also starting to make music, I thought it would be interesting to have her on board. The song is amazing and with her help, it turned out even more magical – it’s like our own Stairway to Heaven," states the front man. More...
Thy Art Is Murder has signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment, and the band's second album, "Hate," was recently released in Australia, coming in at #35 on the Top 40 Aria chart, making it the highest debut of any Aussie death metal band ever.
Nuclear Blast will release "Hate" in the U.S. on April 2nd and in Europe on April 5th. The album was produced and mixed by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Born Of Osiris) with artwork created by Brent Elliot White (Carnifex, Death Angel).
“Nuclear Blast has always represented the pinnacle of extreme metal, a last bastion in an ever evolving industry,” commented guitarist Andy Marsh. “To say we now share a label with the greatest extreme metal bands of all time is ridiculous. It was never a dream, it was impossible. But we've done it. The future will be heavy.”
Nuclear Blast also commented: "Rising from the unhallowed wastes of Western Sydney, extreme metal outfit Thy Art Is Murder carved a trail of bloody mayhem since their inception in 2006. With an acclaimed EP and debut album in Infinite Death and The Adversary to their name, the band have traversed the highways and autobahns of Australia, the UK and Europe on a relentless crusade to destroy every venue and audience they can with like-minded peers in a who's who of heavy metal. More...
Swedish death metal legends Hypocrisy have just released the cover artwork, tracklist, and the first song from upcoming new album "End Of Disclosure." Check out the title track in the player below or at the band's Facebook profile.
Band mastermind Peter Tägtgren comments: “This time I wanted to go back to basic, felt like we lost it for the last couple of albums, it's straight to the point, it's more Hypocrisy than ever, the fast, the heavy, the epic... Enjoy!” More...
Indie Recordings has checked in with the following announcement about Wardruna and Aura Noir playing the upcoming Inferno festival:
"Wardruna and Aura Noir are confirmed to perform at the Inferno Metal Festival in Switzerland from March 14th to March 16th. Get your tickets right here.
"Wardruna is a musical project based on ancient Nordic beliefs and rune traditions. This project, led by Einar Selvik and Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth, God Seed), is particularly focused on the runic alphabet. Their music is played with traditional instruments and sends us back to Viking legends and poems. At the Inferno festival, the band will present the world premiere of their new album 'Yggdrasil' on stage!
"Aura Noir is one of the best Norwegian black thrash bands. Composed of seasoned musicians such as Ole Jørgen Moe (Immortal, Dødheimsgard, Gorgoroth), Carl-Michael Eide (Satyricon, Ulver, Ved Buens Ende, Cadaver) and Rune Eriksen (ex-Mayhem), they will blast crowds with their heavy riffs!" More...
Polish act Sinful Souls has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Legacy Records:
"Hail, we are proud to announce that Sinful Souls signed a contract with the Polish - German label Legacy Records. We invite you to visit the Legacy Records website. Stay tuned for more information."
You can also check out Sinful Soul's music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Arkona posted a live video clip of the song "Slavasia, Rus'," which appears on the band's upcoming live album “Decade of Glory” live album. The release drops on February 22nd, 2013 via Napalm Records. The 2CD set was recorded during the band's 10th anniversary show in 2012.
Details and track listing for the release can be found over at this location.
Check out "Slavasia, Rus'" here:
Denmark act E'nemia has released a new lyric video for the track "Sweet Release," which is taken from the band's upcoming new demo release. Check out the video below, or find more info on the band at the E'nemia Facebook profile here.
Italy's HateTyler posted a guitar play through video for the track "Need To Hate You." The video features guitarist Federico Maraucci playing the track from the band's debut release "The Great Architect," which is out now on Scarlet Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.
New Orleans, LA natives Goatwhore will be embarking on their first tour of 2013 this April. The co-headline tour begins in on April 11th in Kamloops, BC with one of Canadian export 3 Inches of Blood.
The tour will swing back into the states for shows in the Midwest and on the east coast, including an appearance at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest XV. At the end of April, supporting acts Revocation and Ramming Speed will complete the lineup. The confirmed list of shows can be seen below.
04/10 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre (Goatwhore ONLY)
04/11 Kamloops, BC @ Level Night Club
04/12 Calgary, AB @ Gateway
04/13 Edmonton, AB @ Avenue Theatre
04/14 Regina, SK @ Exchange
04/15 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo Cabaret
04/16 Eau Claire, WI @ House Of Rock
04/17 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
04/18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
04/19 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
04/20 Worcester, MA @ Palladium / New England Metal Fest
04/21 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
04/22 Quebec City, QC @ L'Agitee
04/24 Charlottetown, NB @ Hunter's Ale House
04/25 Fredericton, NB @ Lava Vodka Bar
04/26 Moncton, NB @ OC Nightclubv
04/27 Halifax, NS @ Michael's
w/ Revocation and Ramming Speed
04/28 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
04/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
04/30 Burlington, VT @ Nectar's
05/01 Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylum
05/02 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
05/03 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
05/04 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class (no Revocation) More...
Earthen Grave, which was nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012 by the Metalunderground staff, has checked in with the following announcement about recording a song for an upcoming re-release:
"Earthen Grave is heading back to Farview Recording this weekend to cut a new tune for the upcoming re-release of 'Earthen Grave.' The song – 'Death is Another Word...' – was first performed at Earthen Grave's tour stops in Brooklyn NYC and Stoner Hands of Doom this summer."
You can also check out review of the initial release for the self-titled album right here.
Australia's Teramaze has checked in with the following progress report about recording new material for an upcoming release:
"All drums edited and cleaned up ready to go! Dean Wells and Mathew Dawson will be sharing the load of all guitars and bass scheduled to start in 1 weeks time.
"We will post short videos of what guitars we are using and other a guitar noob stuff as we go. Keep an eye out for these videos coming soon.
"A big shout out to David Wilson Studios for the drum tracking, it was a great time and we will be back.
"Also our drummer Dean Kennedy played his absolute guts out and has given this album an awesome foundation and great vibe for what we think is going to be our best work to date. Cheers for the ongoing support from our family and friends and Lance King @ Nightmare Records."
This new material will follow the 2012 release "Anhedonia," release in April of last year through Nightmare Records.
After previously streaming the song "In Yumen - Xibalba" online, Greek act Rotting Christ has now unleashed the track "Kata Ton Demona Eaftou." Give the song a listen through Rockhard.de right here.
The track will appear on new album "Do What Thou Wilt," coming March 5th in North America and March 1st in Europe. The album's full track listing is as follows:
1. In Yumen - Xibalba (available here)
2. P'unchaw Kachun - Tuta Kachun
3. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
4. Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
5. Cine Iubeste Si Lasa
6. Iwa Woodoo
9. Ahura Mazda Anra Mainiuu
10. 666 More...
New York death metal act Suffocation posted a clip from the special DVD included with the band's forthcoming new LP "Pinnacle of Bedlam." The clip features guitarist Terrance Hobbs speaking about the album's title and artwork. The album is set for release on February 15, 2013 (EU) and February 19, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track listing for "Pinnacle of Bedlam" is:
1. Cycles of Suffering (streaming here)
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends (see lyric video here)
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow
Check out the trailer here: More...
San Francisco's Space Vacation, featuring Ex-Vicious Rumors guitarist Kiyoshi Morgan, posted a trailer clip for the band's second LP "Heart Attack" (originally self-released in 2012). The album is released today through Pure Steel Records.
The track list for "Heart Attack" is:
1. Heart Attack
2. End Of The Bender
3. Bro Hammer
4. Boston Massacre
5. Devil´s Own
6. Summer Knights
7. On The Road
8. Loaded Gun
9. Logan´s Ruin
Check out the trailer clip here: More...
Italian metal act Steel Raiser posted a trailer for the band's upcoming sophomore LP "Regeneration." The album is scheduled for release through Pure Steel Records today. The track listing for "Regeneration" is as follows:
1. Cyber Laser
4. Magic Circle
5. Wings of the Abyss
6. Metal Maniac
7. Love Is Unfair (see Music Video)
9. Chains of Hate
Check out the trailer here: More...
Dark Sarah, the new project by former Amberian Dawn vocalist Heidi Parviainen, posted a preview clip of the band's upcoming single and music video for the track "Save Me." The project will see the appearance of guest musicians such as guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen (Conquest/Mergin Flare/Ex-Amberian Dawn and now U.D.O.), bassist Jukka Koskinen (Wintersun/Cain's Offering/Amberian Dawn) and Inga Scharf and Stefan Schmidt of Van Canto.
The whole song and music video are expected to be released in the coming weeks. Check out the preview clip here:
D.C. area metal band A Sound of Thunder is streaming the title track to the forthcoming EP "Queen of Hell." The EP is scheduled for release on January 29, 2013, with the full length "Time's Arrow" expected later on in the year (Check out Metal Underground.com's review of the EP over at this location).
The track list for "Queen of Hell" is:
1. Queen of Hell (6:13)
2. Hello Nurse (5:51)
3. Trashed (Black Sabbath Cover) (4:14)
4. Queen of Hell (Feat. Veronica Freeman) (5:39)
Check out "Queen of Hell" here: More...
Pennsylvania's MindMaze posted the third and final clip in a series of previews for the band's debut LP "Mask of Lies." The third clip focuses the tracks 7-9 of the album. "Mask of Lies" will be self-released by the band on February 17, 2013. More info on the band and the release can be found at the Official Facebook Page.
The first trailer can be heard over this location.
The track listing for "Mask of Lies" is as follows:
1. Never Look Back
2. Breaking the Chains
3. This Holy War (streaming in full here)
4. Cosmic Overture
5. Fading Skies
6. Mask of Lies
7. Dark City
9. Destiny Calls
Check out the final preview clip here: More...
Enslaved announced spring live dates for Europe and the UK starting March 13, 2013 in France. The band is supporting the latest album "RIITIIR," which is out now on Nuclear Blast Records (Check out Metal Underground.com's review over at this location).
Confirmed dates are as follows (check out trailer below):
13 March - Divan du Monde, Paris FR
14 March - NQ LIVE, Manchester UK
15 March - HAMMERFEST, Wales UK
16 March - Button Factory, Dublin IR
17 March - Limelight 2, Belfast UK
19 March - The Corporation, Sheffield UK
20 March - The Fleece, Bristol UK
21 March - The Underworld, London UK
22 March - Biebob, Vosselaar BL
23 March - W2, Den Bosh NL
24 March - P60, Amstelveen NL
26 March - Underground, Cologne DE
28 March - Escape Metalcorner, Vienna AT
29 March - Dürer Kert, Budapest HU
31 March - Backstage, Munich DE
2 April - Od Zmierzchu Do Switu, Wroclaw PL
3 April - SO36, Berlin DE
4 April - Logo, Hamburg DE More...
Norway's Audrey Horne posted a new music video for the track "Redemption Blues." The song appears on the band's the upcoming new LP "Youngblood," which is set to drop on the following release schedule via Napalm Records:
NOR - January 25, 2013
ESP/FIN/SWE - January 30, 2013
G/A/S & BENELUX - February 1, 2013
REST OF EUROPE: - February 4, 2013
USA/CAN - February 5, 2013
A full album preview is also streaming over at this location.
Check out the video here: More...
Hungarian black metal act Bornholm posted a trailer for the new LP "Inexorable Defiance." The album drops today through NoiseArt Records. Bornholm is set to embark on the Paganfest Europe tour with Alestorm, Arkona, Thyrfing, and others in February/March 2013 (see dates at this location).
The track list for "Inexorable Defiance" is as follows:
1. Fear Of Wonders
3. Flaming Pride And Inexorable Defiance
4. Walk On Pagan Ways (streaming here)
5. Archaic Pale Visions
6. Throne Of Crows
7. Moonlight Wanderer
9. The Spiral Path
10. Fiery Golden Dawn
11. Towards The Golden Halls
12. Feast of Fire (Bonus Track)
13. Valhalla (Bathory Cover) (Bonus Track)
Check out the trailer here: More...
Progressive rockers Blacklands, featuring Ex-Heavenward drummer Thomas Kelleners (Ex-Lucifer's Heritage - the original inception of Blind Guardian), posted a preview clip from the upcoming debut LP "A New Dawn." The album will be issued digitally through Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Simfy and more on February 1, 2013 with the physical CD released March 9, 2013.
The debut release contains 12 songs with a total playing time of nearly 80 minutes, which features guest appearances by members of Exxplorer, Heir Apparent & Dragonsclaw! The band describes its sound as "a musical whirlwind full of diverse, highly sophisticated compositions which are always led by the stunningly beautiful voice of singer Moja. These songs will unite fans of various musical tastes and even have the potential to storm the charts, but they surely appeal to a worldwide audience. Fans of top metal acts like Nightwish and Iron Maiden, to fans of Pink Floyd and the earlier Marillion will love the music of Blacklands!"
Check out the trailer here: More...