Metal News for January 26, 2013
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After having started up in 2011, Moscow's Gorged Bile recently released its debut EP "Rotting Abyss of Time" on RTM Productions/Morbid Generation Records. The band is streaming a few of the tracks from it over on YouTube, the song "Masturbating the Moribund" which is posted below. Another two tracks, "Matter Obscene" and "Abandoned," can be listened to by going here.
Eight years have passed since Spanish death metal band Scent Of Death released its second album "Woven in the Book of Hate." The Ourense quintet has finally unleashed its new one "Of Martyr's Agony and Hate" via P.E.R./Sevared Records, in keeping with the tradition of ending the titles of each of its releases with 'hate.' Scent of Death is streaming one new track from the album, "Awakening of the Liar," over on bandcamp, or below in the widget. You can also listen to selections from the two previous albums over at that link.
Italian act Agape has released a new music video for the track "Hypocrisy," which is available below. The song was recorded, edited, and mixed by Fabio Palombi at Melazeta Studio.
The clip was directed by Riccardo Pittaluga and is a Minimal Zero and Darkknot Video production. For more info on Agape, check out the band's Facebook page here.
Toothgrinder has posted a drum video online for the (just shy of) 18 minute track "Vibration/Colour/Frequency," which can be viewed below.
Toothgrinder was created in 2010 by a group of local young kids wanting to hit the music scene with something heavier, broader, and more inventive than had been previously done by each musician in the past. Toothgrinder resides in Asbury Park, NJ and has previously won Best Heavy Rock Band (2010, 2011) and Best Drummer (2011) by the Asbury Park Music Awards.
On July 22nd, 2011 Toothgrinder released its first official EP "Turning of the Tides," recorded at The Hang Zone, engineered and produced by Paul Ritchie, and mastered by Roger Quinn.
Artificial Wish has posted a teaser trailer for the upcoming "Evidence" music video, which will officially drop on February 15th, 2013 and was directed by Beppe Platania. Check out the trailer below. The "Evidence" track is taken from the band's "Subconscious" album, released last year.
Stavanger, Norway based metal act Saints in Sin has released a new music video for the track "Outrage." The video was shot & edited by Leo Moracchioli at Frog Leap Studios and can be viewed below. You can also hear more music from Saints in Sin over at the band's Facebook profile here.
L.A. act Hands of Sin has checked in with the following announcement about working on a new music video:
"Another long day in the studio. NOTE: this is still in color correcting stage. Hands of Sin's 1st official music video for 'Evil Inside of us All' in production as we speak. Stay tuned for release info, and upcoming shows/tour dates." More...
Greek black metal act Celtefog has released the track "Your Eyes, My Pleasure," taken from the band's upcoming self-titled album to be released later this year.
Give the song a listen in the YouTube player below, or hear more from Celtefog at the band's Facebook profile here.
Christian black metal act Torches in the Void has released new EP "Through the Black" via No Sleep Till Megiddo Records. You can order your copy through this location or listen to the track "Tausend Jahre Kälte" in the player below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Intro - Under the Banner
2. In Halls of Twilight
3. Tausend Jahre Kälte
4. Lied der Stille
5. Through the Black
6. Outro - Torches in the Void More...
Death metal undeads Lifeless have finished the work on their long awaited second album, "Godconstruct." The follow-up to the band's 2008 debut "Beyond the Threshold of Death," contains 11 new tracks of German aggression. "Godconstruct" is set for a March 1st release through Germany's FDA Rekotz.
The album will be offered in CD, vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl version will come in two different editions, the Die Hard Edition which is limited to 100 copies on blue vinyl and comes with poster, inlay, sticker and an embroidered patch, and the Obscure Edition on black vinyl with inlay. Album track "Moribund" is now streaming at soundcloud, or below. Following it are some live dates that Lifeless has posted, along with the cover art and tracklisting of the album.
Lifeless Live Dates:
1/25 - Hagen @ Kultopia
2/21 - Berlin @ K17 w/ Deserted Fear, Harm
2/22 - Wolfsburg @ D-Place w/ Deserted Fear, Chapel Of Disease
2/23 - Hamburg @ Bambi Galore w/ Deserted Fear, Chapel Of Disease
2/13 - Oberhausen @ Helvete w/ Sulphur Aeon
6/13 - 6/15 - GTNS Fest w/ Deserted Fear, Revel In Flesh, Dead, Chapel Of Disease
01 - Praeludium: Endzeit
02 - Godconstruct
03 - Towards Damnation
04 - Moribund
05 - Blood For The Gods
06 - The Truth Concealed
07 - Interludium: Zeitenwende
08 - Seething With Rage
09 - Sworn To Death
10 - Reconquering The Soul
11 - Blindead
12 - Perdition Of The Whore
Serbia's Burning Leaf has posted the track "Carried By The Sun" online, which comes off the band's "Node Vol. 2" EP. You can check out the track below, or find download instructions for the EP over at the band's YouTube page. The track listing is as follows:
1. Carried by the Sun
3. The Watcher
Now, Voyager has checked in with the following brief announcement about upcoming tour dates: "Well, we've been biting our tongues for the past few weeks waiting to share this, but we just got the green light, so here it is: We're joining Bury Tomorrow on their Scandinavian headline tour!"
Romania's Descend Into Despair has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting two new members:
"Two new members have joined our lineup and will contribute with musical ideas to our future release, 'The Bearer of All Storms.'
"Bogdan Florea will play rhythm guitar and Florentin Popa will play keyboards. It has taken us quite a while to find musicians who share our philosophy and musical principles so we welcome them aboard and hope that our days of collaboration are going to be long and productive.
"Only a drummer needs to be found now and we are going to be ready for live performances."
The band also previously commented on the upcoming "The Bearer of All Storms" album: "Our first release is going to be a concept album, consisting of seven parts (each representing a phase of the journey of an entity which bears the same name as the album). The entire material will flow like a single track, having no sudden transitions from one track to another."
Modena, Italy act Beauty From The Abyss, which describes itself as "post-djent," has posted a teaser clip online for the new song "Ascent Of Deep Blue."
Check out trailer below, or find more info on Beauty From The Abyss via the band's Facebook page here.
India's Fragarak has revealed that forthcoming album "Crypts of Dissimulation" is due out in late February, 2013. The cover artwork was designed by Ankit Sinha, and can be viewed below. For more info on Fragarak, check out the band's Facebook profile here.
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
This year, the third annual Monster Energy’s "Welcome To Rockville" festival expands to two days - April 27 & 28, 2013 - at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River.
The event will feature headlining performances from Alice In Chains and Limp Bizkit, as well as Jacksonville legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. The lineup for Welcome To Rockville also includes: 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, Skillet, All That Remains, Device (featuring David Draiman from Disturbed), Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate, Filter, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Otherwise, Saving Abel, Nonpoint, Red, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Gemini Syndrome, Girl On Fire, and more.
A special Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville ticket presale will take place on Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30th at select Metro PCS stores. No ticket service fees will be charged during the presale. The regular ticket onsale begins Friday, February 1 at 10am EST at this location, all Ticketmaster locations, and select Metro PCS stores. Two-day General Admission tickets will be just $99.50 plus service fees and single day General Admission tickets will be $54.50 plus service fees. A limited number of two-day VIP tickets and hotel packages will also be available.
"After selling out the last two years of Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, I now see that the city is ready to bring a full-fledged two-day rock festival to downtown Jacksonville and make it a staple in North Florida music for years to come,” says Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “We have great radio partners at ROCK 104.5 and X102.9 providing amazing support to the city and event which will make this year’s festival more massive than ever." More...
New York tech metal manipulators Car Bomb will kick off the New Year with two shows this weekend alongside hometown hardcore heroes Vision Of Disorder.
On Saturday, January 26th Long Island’s favorite sonic contortionists will level the stage of Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey and again on Sunday at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York. Comments the band on performing with V.O.D.:
“On Long Island, these guys were always the band to beat in the hardcore scene. Breakdowns that came out of nowhere damn smack in the middle of a song? No one was fucking doing that, and no one was heavier. We’re definitely honored to throw down with our local compadres.”
1/26/2013 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ w/ V.O.D.
1/27/2013 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ V.O.D. More...
Prophecy Productions has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with U.K. act Nhor:
"Since 2009, British music project Nhor creates its own unique art world that is characterized by a dream-like aura in all of its facets. This does not only pertain to the music ranging from doleful piano compositions to archaic Black Metal, but also to Nhor's own short stories – each of which was written in the context of their releases – as well as to the project's own imagery.
"After Prophecy introduced Nhor on the 'Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings' compilation in 2010, it is our pleasure to announce the signing of a five-album contract with Nhor. The first fruits of this new collaboration will be the release of the new album 'Within The Darkness Between The Starlight' as well as a re-release of the project's early works that were published in very small print-runs."
Nhor has this to say on the signing of the contract: "Prophecy has supported me since the beginning. I am confident that together we will be able to realize the full spectrum of Nhor in ways that were previously out of my reach. Prophecy are a rarity in these times; devoted to releasing honest and poignant music, regardless of current biases. This coupled with their attention to the artistic release as a whole makes them timeless, and the perfect partner to aid in the growth of Nhor." More...
Italian thrash act Thy Gate Beyond recently released new album "Enemy At The Gates," and now the band is streaming snippets from all the tracks off the album. Check out the sample tracks through SG Records here. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Enemy at the Gates
3. The Blade in My Flesh
4. Back from Thy Gate Beyond
5. For Whom the Storms Evoke
6. My Brain Is Dead... Reactivate It's Too Late
7. Under Iron Skies
8. The Culprit Chaos
9. Horror Paradise
10. Parabellum (bonus track) More...
After previously posting the songs "The Beast Within" and "Epistle of Fire" online, Kill With Hate has now uploaded another track from the "Voices of Obliteration" album. Check out the song "Servant of God" in the player below.
The "Voices of Obliteration" track listing is as follows:
02. The Beast Within
03. Servant Of God
04. Epistle Of Fire
05. Pray For War
08. Speeches Of The Defendant
Italian one-man project Solitary Crusade has posted a teaser trailer online for a new EP set to be released later this year. Check out the teaser clip below.
“The Message,” the new single from multinational metal act Second Season Project, is now available for streaming through the SoundCloud player below. The track will also be released digitally Friday, February 1st, 2013.
“The Message” is the first single from Second Season Project's debut album, which will be released later in the year via Gain 2 Eleven Records. “The Message” was recorded partly at Snakeweed Studios in Singapore with producer/engineer Leonard Soosay and mastered at Astia Studios in Finland by Anssi Kippo.
Second Season Project will perform “The Message” live for the first time while playing as co-headliner in Singapore this coming March at Anaki Rocks The City, a two day outdoor festival. More...
Texas death metal act Inculta is currently working on an EP release, and now the band has posted a new track online. Check out the song "Mercy" in the YouTube player available below. For more on Inculta, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.