Metal News for January 28, 2012
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31 news articles posted on this day.
U.K. stoner doom band Groan have signed with Soulseller Records and are recording their second album "The Divine Right of Kings." Groan vocalist Mazzereth has issued the following statement: “If the apocalypse happens in 2012 we hope that our next album, 'The Divine Right of Kings,' can be the soundtrack to people drinking, dancing and pumping their fists into oblivion. We plan to play more live gigs this year and take over Europe. Who better to make this unholy pact with than Soulseller Records?” Groan is currently streaming tracks from it's previous release, "The Sleeping Wizard," over on Reverbnation, plus you may check out a video upload of the title track from that 2010 release below.
Omaha, Nebraska five piece death metal outfit Byleth has posted a music video online for "The Plot To Bury Myself." Check out the new video clip below, or head over to the Byleth Facebook profile here to listen to more music from the band.
Birmingham, AL based technical death metal act Nebulous has posted a song online titled "Forever Impaled," which can be heard through the widget below. You can also check out more Nebulous tracks via the band's Facebook profile here.
Southern California's vaunted heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, Leatherwolf, has scheduled a headline show at the Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main Street, Ramona, CA for tonight (January 28th) where the band will be filming for an upcoming live DVD.
Featuring original members Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Carey Howe (guitar), and Dean Roberts (drums), along with bassist Patrick Guyton and new guitarist Rob Math, Leatherwolf is celebrating both the band's 30th anniversary as well as the 25th anniversary of the major label debut album for Island Records which spawned the MTV single "The Calling."
"We had originally planned to release the 'Live at the Galaxy' DVD but with Rob in the fold we've decided to re-shoot everything. Rob is a killer player who has brought a lot of new energy to the band and we wanted to capture the new and improved LEATHERWOLF for prosperity." states drummer Dean Roberts. "We've already talked to Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON) about mixing and should have everything completed in another couple of months in time for a tentative summer release."
Phoenix, AZ based act Virulent is set to being recording the band's first full-length 12 track album titled "The Great Destroyer." The album is currently slated for release in the summer of 2012.
Virulent can also be heard regularly on 98 KUPD's Into The Pit with Marcus Meng, an exclusively metal show aired on Sunday nights in Phoenix, AZ and on 98KUPD.com.
Footage has been posted online of Divine Uncertainty performing "The Fury Of Madness" live at the Dynamite Pub's Dynametal Death Thrasher Night on January 27th, 2012. Check out the footage below, or find more songs from the band online through Facebook.
"Feed The Extermination," the fourth album from German thrash metal veterans Vendetta, is set for North American release on January 31st. Massacre Records commented on the band:
"Founded in 1987, VENDETTA has become one of the most prolific and recognized contemporary thrash acts within their German homeland over three incredibly well-received albums, massive headlining tours, countless live and festival appearances and praise from all corners of the planet from media and fans alike.
"Their first release for Massacre Records, Feed The Extermination incorporates more aggressive and progressive elements than previous albums, while slickly retaining the expected VENDETTA approach. The album thunders with ten tracks in fifty minutes, produced by Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Bloodbath) at Unisound, Sweden."
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Brazilian independent hard rock/heavy metal act Perverse has posted all the songs online from the band's debut album, titled "Too Much Is Never Enough."
Crypticus has posted two songs online from the band's split release with Scaremaker. Check out the songs "Beauty & Deceased" and "End the World of Men" in the BandCamp player available below. The split is also available for order now through Selfmadegod Records here.
Mexico's Voltax is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse 2012, which takes place on May 18th and 19th. The currently announced running order is as follows:
Friday, May 18
A Sound of Thunder
Saturday, May 19
Portugal's Requiem Laus has posted the song "Impulse" online, which is from the band's upcoming new EP. Check out the song in the player below, or find more details on the band via Facebook.
The first annual Stand Together Fest, presented by Blood & Ink Records and F!GHT Clothing, will be held on April 13th and 14th, 2012 at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee. Scheduled to perform are Zao, Saints Never Surrender (reunion), Flatfoot 56, Venia, As Hell Retreats, Debtor, and more (full line-up below). The following press release was issued about the festival:
"STAND TOGETHER FEST was launched with the hopes of bringing fans of Spirit-filled hardcore and metal together for one awesome, weekend-long event... without needing to break the bank in order to attend. Featuring bands from a number of notable labels, including Ferret Music, Paper + Plastick, Ain't No Grave Records, Facedown Records, Mediaskare Records, Red Cord Records, and of course Blood & Ink Records, the line-up offers a diverse glimpse into this scene's best current offerings. Tickets for STAND TOGETHER FEST are $45 for a two day pass and can be purchased online via the festival website at this location."
The complete lineup is as follows: More...
Red Seas Fire has posted a guitar playthrough video clip for the song "Skye," which can be viewed below. The band commented on the clip:
"Here is our guitarist PeteyG playing through his parts of the track Skye. The guitar used is a Mayones Regius 8 string custom loaded with Bare Knuckle Pickups (Rebel Yell bridge, VHII Neck). The audio for this was recorded using an Axe FX Ultra channelled directly into Logic 9."
Richmond, VA's Vice Or Virtue has posted the following announcement online about offering the "Reclamation" demo as a free download:
"So we've been monitoring our downloads on our Demos I know more of you want our demos. Go here and get them for FREE. All we ask is that you share it with your friends or peers, word of mouth, via facebook, twitter anything."
Dutch symphonic metal band Epica has posted part two of promotional videos for the upcoming release "Requiem for the Indifferent," which is due out on March 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. Each week leading up to the album's release, the band will post a video with a "layer of music." The second part features the bass layer for the opening track "Monopoly On Truth."
Check out the video here:
Croatia's (drama) has announced the "Zastor Tisine" album (reviewed here), will see its official release by French label Altsphere Productions on February 24th, 2012. The official distribution will be handled by CODE7 via Plastichead for the U.K. and Ireland, Altsphere for France, and Twilight for the rest of the world.
(drama) has also announced that the band is currently writing the material for a follow-up album, with recording to take place next year. The band will also be hosting a radio show on Metal Express Radio called Guest DJ Hour on February 24th. In the show (drama) will play 10 songs from 10 separate bands that had influence on the band's music.
To get a taste of the "Zastor Tisine" album, check out the track available in the Youtube player below. More...
Spanish power metal band Skydancer posted a new music video for the song "Winter's Hideout." The song will appear on the bands forthcoming third LP "Winterkiller," which is scheduled to be released in January 31, 2012.
The track listing for "Winterkiller" is as follows:
1. Perfect Mind
2. Winter's Hideout
3. Living Hell
4. The Inner Killer
5. Window to my Land (Instrumental)
6. Human Void
7. Orphan of the Dark
8. Crossing the North
Check out "Winter's Hideout" here:
Anime Fire vocalist Matthew Leonard Rowe has released his debut solo record "Leviathan Of The Sea" online for both streaming and free download. Check out all the tracks from the release at this location. The record was produced, mixed, and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios.
The "Leviathan of the Sea" track listing is as follows:
1. An Introduction to a Blue Death
2. Bad Blood
3. My Constitution
4. The Pillars of the Earth
5. Terminus: The Limits of Human Reason More...
Russian death metal act Abominable Putridity has posted the title track off the band's new album online. Give the song "The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin" a listen in the YouTube player below.
Portugal's Factory of Dreams has uploaded a third video clip online from the recording of the band's upcoming new album. Check out the footage below, or find the last clip at this location. The band also commented:
"Brand new 'work in progress video' for Factory of Dreams 4th album, featuring the first and exclusive vocal recordings from Jessica Lehto, with some mixed music as well!"
Italian gore-grind act Morale has uploaded a new track online for streaming. Check out the new song "Spit On You" in the player below, or find the previously posted "Bath in Vaginal Liquid" at this location. For more details on Morale, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Swallow the Sun will be releasing the "Emerald Forest and the Blackbird" album on February 1st, 2012 through Spinefarm Records. The band is now streaming the entire release online at this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Emerald Forest and the Blackbird
2. This Cut Is the Deepest
3. Hate, Lead the Way
4. Cathedral Walls
5. Hearts Wide Shut
6. Silent Towers
7. Labyrinth of London (Horror Pt. IV)
8. Of Death and Corruption
9. April 14th
10. Night Will Forgive Us More...
France's Les Discrets has posted a music video online for the song "Ariettes oubliées," which can be viewed below. The band commented:
"We're extremely happy to reveal the 'Ariettes oubliées...' music video. It has been written and directed by Audrey HADORN. Many thanks to people who helped us to do it. We hope you'll enjoy both music and film... Give us your feedback!"
French electronic/djent act Cartoon Theory has posted the band's 9 track debut album, titled "Cartoon 1.0 Theory," online for streaming. Check out the album in the player below or via Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:
1. Hypnotic Overture
2. Hypnotic Nova's Dance
3. Hypnotic Outro
4. Short Blizzard
5. Asian Soup
7. Cyberpunk Interlude
9. Wizardry Mind More...
Hollow My Eyes has announced it is officially joining the FivebyFive Records roster. The label commented on the band:
"Hollow my Eyes is a young five piece deathcore band from Novi Sad, Serbia that gathered a group of very talented and young musicians from renowned Serbian bands. A mixture of genres including deathcore, melodic death metal, metalcore and many more create a combination of fast but melodic approach to the songwriting giving the band its unique tone and style. The band is currently finishing a first EP which will help on promoting the music all over the world…"
Hollow My Eyes is:
Dejan Poljvas (Black Deck,Taking Teramon) - lead vocals
Vanja Andric (Infernal Form,ex Aheront) - guitars,vocals
Andy Stevens (Close at Hand) - guitars
Dejan Damjanovic (Infernal Form,ex BTC) - bass guitar
Milos Armus (Sangre Eterna) - drums
For more on Hollow My Eyes, check out the band's Facebook profile here.
After previously posting the song "Smokin' Bones" online, XII Boar has now uploaded another new track from the band's "Split Tongue, Cloven Hoof" EP.
Check out the song "Hellspeed Viper" in the player available below. For more on XII Boar, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Detroit act Imminent Sonic Destruction has posted a series of sample clips from the band's new album "Recurring Themes." You can check out clips from most of the album's tracks at this location.
"Recurring Themes" is set for release on February 24th, 2012 and has the following track listing:
1. Driving Home (10:07)
2. Monster (6:53)
3. With Death, This Story Ends (6:32)
4. Breaking Through (13:14)
5. Temple (5:37)
6. Here, It's Over (5:02)
7. Sick (8:39)
8. The Remembering (1:55)
9. Raven (16:41) More...
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about upcoming summer festival appearances:
"It is with great delight that we announce Orange Goblin will be appearing at the following Festivals over the summer:
Fri May 25th – Sonisphere, Getafe, SPAIN
Fri June 1st – Metalfest Open Air, Dessau, GERMANY
Sat June 2nd – Metalfest Open Air, Mining, AUSTRIA
Fri June 8th – Metalfest Open Air, Loreley, GERMANY
"The Sonisphere show in Spain also features Metallica, Soundgarden, Slayer, Mastodon, Kyuss Lives!, Clutch, Ghost, Gojira and more! The Metalfest shows in Germany and Austria will also feature Megadeth, Death Angel, Dark Tranquility, Kyuss Lives!, Grand Magus, Witchcraft, Triptykon, Fear Factory, Behemoth, WASP and many, many more!"
You can also find Metalunderground.com's recent interview with Orange Goblin at this location.
Megadeth has uploaded more backstage footage of David Ellefson, Shawn Drover, and Chris Broderick behind the scenes at Gigantour Mohegan Sun Arena, CT. Check out the clip below, or find the previously posted Gigantour video update from New Jersey here.
Finland's Amorphis has checked in with the following announcement about playing the upcoming Sonisphere festival in Helsinki:
"Amorphis are confirmed for the Finnish Sonisphere Festival 2012 in Helsinki (Kalasatama) on Monday, June 4th.
"The one-day festival is headlined by Metallica, which will play their legendary 'Metallica' a.k.a. The Black album in its entirety, among other songs. Other confirmed acts are Machine Head, Gojira and Ghost.
You can also check out a recent Amorphis video interview here, in which front man Tomi Joutsen discusses the band's upcoming new album.
Following a rather hectic couple of days on the Spinefeast boat, I was lucky to be able to be alive enough to attend a rather unique show the following Friday. But, drawing inspiration from that determined spirit of Finnish Sisu, I stifled the headache with advil and corona and went on my merry way! At Dom Helsinki that night, there was a showing of the new Godseed DVD, recorded at Wacken (which is fantastic and every black metal listener should all go buy if possible) along with two black metal bands paying in support of the release, The Iniquity Descent and Graveborne. More...