Metal News for January 29, 2011
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22 news articles posted on this day.
Portuguese prog-rock/metal band DARK WINGS SYNDROME recently shot a video clip for a cover of the DEPECHE MODE hit "It's No Good," featured on the band’s debut album. The music video was shot at the band's rehearsal room in Riba D’ Ave, Portugal earlier this month.
According to frontman Barros Onyx, “This video follows the whole concept of the Arcane album and the visual experience of it will be very psychedelic, hallucinating and spiritual.”
As previously reported, DARK WINGS SYNDROME will play a very special gig on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Side B Bar in Benavente, Portugal where AVA INFERI (whose line-up includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), will hold a CD-release party for its fourth album, "Onyx."
Richmond, Virginia's doom-influenced stoner ambient/noise band blackholenbebula has released their first album for download. It is the recording of their first live show, with 40 minutes of music. You can download the entire releases in 320kbps mp3 here or stream a track below to get a taste first. The megaupload link also freatures a hidden track that is unlocked with the correct password. blackholenebula is set to release their debut studio album in April.
Dutch act Revamp has announced a string of upcoming U.K. and French tour dates. The currently announced shows are as follows:
March 10 - The Robin 2 Wolverhampton
March 11 - Te Rescue Room Nottingham
March 12 - Corporation Sheffield
March 13 - Moho Live Manchester
March 15 - Scala London
March 17 - Le Splendid Lille
You can also check out Revamp's music through the band's official MySpace profile.
Stockholm, Sweden's Repuked has issued the following vomit-friendly update about the band releasing a new album through Soulseller Records:
"Huuhuhrgrrhhh!! 'Pervertopia' pre-order! Muuhhuuuurgrghhuuuu uu u. Now it's time to preorder the 'Pervertopia' album. Puke and piss and whatever in between. 11 shitty hits of punk and death metal all put together in a stinking vomit bag."
You can also check out the cover artwork for Repuked's new album "Pervertopia" at this location.
Lyon, France based act Les Discrets has issued the following announcement about the recording process for new material:
"Bass has been done! About to record vocals now!! We are a bit late on the schedule, hope I've enough improved at singing and that it will go fast! The delay is due to the pany arrangements and difficult choices of sound we had. But the result is just fantastic.. Bands, go straight to the Drudenhaus studio. That is just the best...'
Additional details on the band's upcoming release will be announced as they are made available.
German black metal act Psychomantum has posted a video clip online titled "und als das Feuer nahm." You can check out the video clip below.
Dutch metal act Massive Assault has checked in with the following brief announcement about finishing the mixing process for the band's upcoming release "Slayer:"
"Massive Assault - Slayer MCD mix is done! In about a few hours we will have a new song online on Facebook. Keep yer eyes open."
U.K. based act Revoker has announced the title of the band's debut album will be "Revenge for the Ruthless." The album is currently being recorded at Nott-In-Pill and Junkyard studios in Newport with producer Benji Webbe (Skindred). The album will be released via Roadrunner Records on May 2nd 2011.
Lead guitarist Chris Greene commented on the band's sound: "It’s the new old school. All of our influences are classic metal and hard rock bands, but we channel them into our own sound. Each song tells a story and has a beginning, middle, and end. That keeps things interesting."
"It’s basically about a weekend where we live," Green went on to say. "You go out, have a few drinks, and get in a scuffle but it’s a good time. We’re the odd ones out in South Wales. We’ve got long hair, love heavy rock music and don’t play rugby. We’re always fighting back."
Loud Media has posted a video interview online with the members of Daath, which was conducted in Paris on December 14th, 2010. You can check out the video clip below.
Mayan, the new act that includes Mark Jansen of Epica, has posted several more short clips online from the band's time in the recording studio. The clip can be viewed below and after the jump. You can also check out the last batch of brief studio clips from Mayan here.
Belgium's Fireforce has issued the following update about releasing a new album:
"Be prepared for 12 tracks of pure true heavy metal with a monster wall of sound! The recordings for the new Fireforce album 'March On' are already done under the supervision of R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Orden Ogan, Eldritch, etc.). Guest guitars solos by Constantine, guitar player of Mystic Prohpecy (follower of GUS G) and Decsending.
"Eric Philippe, well known for his work with Rhapsody, Riot, Mob Rules, TNT and many others, created and realized the Fireforce logo and artwork. Release Date: 25th March 2011 over the 7HARD label. Watch out for big promotion in magazines like Rock Hard, Heavy, Rock Tribune, Terrorizer, Rock It, etc.
"This melodious metal militia first saw the light of life towards the beginning of 2009. The strong live reputation established in the band members previous projects immediately led to a lot of respect and interest for their new undertaking."
Sweden's Visceral Bleeding has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's guitarist and seeking a replacement:
"As many of you probably know we are still one guitarist short. Since we parted ways with Martin Bermheden and Peter Persson left the band we've recruited old Prostitute Disfigurement guitarist Benny Bats to take over the rhythm guitar spot. We've tried out a couple of different guys for the lead guitarist spot but for various reasons none of them have worked out. So now we're doing a new sweep for a lead guitarist. Anyone who's interested in the spot is welcome to contact us at: leadguitaristVB@gmail.com
"Please take the following things in consideration first before sending in your application:
*You need to be a great guitarist with a burning passion for pushing your own boundaries
*Being able to take things out by ear because there are no tablatures for the solos
*Previous studio- and touring experience is preferrable, being able to tour is a must!
*The closer you live to Sweden the better
*Have professional and relaxed attitude
*Must be able to make Visceral Bleeding one of your main priorities for things to work out
"Also, feel free to include a short biography. Looking forward to hearing from you!"
Melbourne, Australia based metal act Shift is currently offering its debut album "Faceless" both as a full stream and as a free download. You can hear all six tracks from the album or download the songs at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. This Brutal Embrace
2. For Those Who Waited
3. The Bin
4. Molotovs and Rocks
6. Hustling Paradise
Sweden's Dragonland has posted a brief video clip online via the band's Facebook page showing front man Jonas Heidgert recording vocals in the studio. You can check out the clip at this location.
Dragonland also recently posted the band's entire debut album "The Battle of the Ivory Plains" online. You can check out all eleven tracks of the album at this location.
U.S. death metal act Exmortis has issued the following announcement about the release of the band's new album "Unhallowed Grave:"
"Unhallowed Grave will be released on January 31, 2011 and all pre-orders will be sent out within the first 2 days after it's release. Paul Ouellette from Diabolic will no longer be performing bass duties for the next Exmortis studio venture."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Lords of Abomination
2. Beyond the Realms of Madness
3. Fade from Reality
4. Necrotic Visions
5. Baptized in Blood
6. God of Emptiness
7. The Resurrection (Live 1989)
8.Casual Killing (Rehearsal)
9. The Unforbidden (Rehearsal)
10. Life (From an unreleased demo)
11. Things That Were & Shall Be Again (Preview)
Weedeater will be releasing the new album "Jason... The Dragon" worldwide on March 1st, 2011 via Southern Lord Recordings. The band has now posted the cover artwork for the album online, along the with the first t-shirt design, at this location.
The "Jason... The Dragon" track listing is as follows:
1. The Great Unfurling
4. Turkey Warlock
5. Jason....the Dragon
6. Palms and Opium
7. Long Gone
8. March of the Bipolar Bear
10. Whiskey Creek
Italian thrash act Crisalide has issued the following short announcement about recording new material, which is expected to be released in June of this year:
"Official: the Crisalide 11 December 2010 entered into recording studio for the preparation of the new CD, ready by June 2011 with 8 new tracks and the video of their hit 'of the remastered cuts historians. In a short time on myspace will publish a new tracks to give you a taste of the new job!"
You can hear some of Crisalide's music available for streaming at this location.
Grammy nominated act Hardcore Superstar is set to embark on a new string of tour dates with The 69 Eyes. Hardcore Superstar's Vic Zino commented: "We look forward to the Dark Decadence Tour and to kick ass with these great bands, it will be fuckin' awesome!"
The 69 Eyes also added: "......the Helsinki Vampires are spreading their wings and gearing up to get back to what they do best - sleazy goth 'n' roll - played loud & proud! And what better partners in crime than Hardcore Supertar! Power to the music & Sleaze on the streets all over Europe - no sleep till Stockholm!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
24 March Club Academy, Manchester, UK
25 March The Waterfront, Norwich, UK
26 March Rock City, Nottingham, UK
27 March The Garage, Glasgow, UK
28 March The Academy, Newcastle, UK
30 March The Academy, Bristol, UK
31 March The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK
1 April The Electric Ballroom, London, UK
2 April Trix, Antwerp, BE
3 April L'Empreinte, Savigny-le-Temple, FR
5 April Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
6 April Batschkapp, Frankfurt, DE
7 April Dynamo, Zurich, CH
8 April Auditorium Urbani, Passigano sul Trasimen, IT
9 April Rock Planet, Pinarella di Cervia, IT
10 April Live Club, Trezzo Sull'Adda, IT
11 April Backstage, München, DE
12 April Essingfabrik, Köln, DE
14 April The Rock, Copenhagen, DK
Oakland, California metal act All Shall Perish is currently nearing completion of the band's fourth album and follow up to the 2008 release "Awaken the Dreamers."
Guitarist Ben Orum had this to say about the bands new material: "Guitars, bass and drums are complete for the new All Shall Perish record. This week we wrap up vocals and then mixing begins with Zach Ohren! I have never been this excited about a release. This is going to be All Shall Perish’s finest hour."
"It is safe to say this will be one of the most aggressive, epic, groovy records we have ever written,” commented the band recently about the new material. You can also check out footage of the band in the studio at this location.
Finland's Amoral has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist and starting work on a new album:
"We are happy to announce that Amoral has a new guitar player! As announced when Valtteri came in as a session guy to help us out with the gigs, he could not commit to being a full-time member, due to his hectic shedule as a hot-shot photographer. So we've been keeping our eyes open all this time to see if we could find someone worthy to join the band. And now we have! Enter Masi Hukari, six-string slinger from many a project and band over the years. Ben and Ari had already met Masi a few times before, so we knew him to be a cool dude, and the word on the street was that the boy could play! After a couple of long chats to see that we were on the same page, we picked up our guitars and two new songs came together in no time. So that was that! We all agreed that this could definitely be our guy, and so it is that we'll be entering the studio as a five-piece to record album number five.
"The Amoral Street Team conducted an interview with Masi to give you all a better idea of who this new guys is and what he is made of. Ben also answered some questions the teamers had regarding the upcoming album. Check out the interview here. A little fact file on Masi can be found at the band-section of our website, and he's also answering questions you guys might have on our forum, so feel free to bug him!
"In other news: Recording of the 5th Amoral album starts NOW! The next month will be spent at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, under strict supervision of our producer Janne Saksa. You can follow the studio session from our new studio blog, which will be frequently updated with pictures and witty remarks at this location."
Spanish act Noctem has checked in with the following brief update about entering the studio to record a new album:
"Noctem is going to enter the studio in February for the recording sessions of their new album. Daniel Cardoso from Ultrasound studios from (Braga, Portugal) will be the producer of the new opus of the band. Details of the album will be revealed soon."
In the mean time, you can listen to Noctem songs available for streaming through the band's MySpace page. Noctem also recently posted behind the scenes footage online from the shooting of the "Divinity" music video, which can be found here.
Dutch death metallers Supreme Pain have issued the following update about signing to Massacre Records for the release of a new album:
"We are very proud to announce that Supreme Pain signed a deal with Massacre Records. So Massacre Records will release our new CD. It is great that they give us this opportunity that we are on the same rooster as bands like, Malevolent Creation, Sinister, Legion Of The Damned and many more.
"Recently we finished the recordings of our third full-length CD at Soundlodge Studio in Germany with Jorg Uken. The mixing will also be done by Jorg in February. The title is: Divine Incarnation. We recorded 9 blasting death metal tracks with an evil and twisted atmosphere. Soon the track list and release date will be announced."