Metal News for October 1, 2011
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William Shatner does his rendition of the Black Sabbath classic "Iron Man" for his forthcoming fantasy/sci-fi themed album "Seeking Major Tom" due out on Cleopatra Records. He is known for his pseudo-spoken word albums, and can be seen singing along to part of the track which he is listening to via his headphones. Below is the clip which he released on his Youtube channel. More...
More Of Fire Than Blog is the first guest blog for Terrorizer from Anaal Nathrakh's Dave Hunt, on why the depressing state of the world may be good for the underground music scene.
In his first blog, Dave explains "why the world going to shit may be rubbish for most things, but extreme music may benefit." You can read the full blog at Terrorizer's website here.
California's Bleeding Through has posted a brief video clip online showing the group's time in the studio working on follow-up material to the band's self-titled 2010 album. You can check out the video clip by heading over to this location.
The band also issued the following brief statement:
"Stay tuned for tour and more record news soon! We keep talking about it, we are working hard. Don't forget, check out Rise Records for the Latest Self-titled album. Many thanks for the support..."
Deuteronomy has checked in with the following update about delays in recording the band's debut album:
"Greetings everyone, the drum recordings will be delayed few weeks, drummer Volac will record our debut album when he returns from his tour with Witchery (with Vader and Watain) in Japan this month.
"So finally the drums will be completed this month and we will upload videos/photos etc so stay tuned.
"When the recording is completed he will tour with Demonical in Europe. Meanwhile we are planning to record the bass."
You can also check out Deuteronomy's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
German power metal act Iron Saviour, which just signed with AFM Records, has announced that the band's new album will be called "The Landing" and will be released on November 18, 2011. The band is streaming a new track "Heavy Metal Never Dies," which can be heard below. More album details will be released soon.
Metallica has teamed up with Lou Reed to release the collaboration album "Lulu" this coming November 1st, 2011. A full song from the album, titled "The View," is available for streaming at this location.
Rolling Stone magazine was in the studio with Metallica and Lou Reed to discuss the upcoming album. Excerpts from the studio interview are available below.
"They're as powerful as you can get," Reed says of Metallica out in the studio lounge. "The drums are no joke, and Hetfield is like that." Reed pounds a hand on his heart. "Then you have lyrics that are high-octane. It's so easy, because we're not trying to change anyone."
"It wasn't 'This is my shit, do as you're told,'" Ulrich confirms. "Lou understood we were going to give him something nobody else would." Co-produced by Reed, Metallica, engineer Greg Fidelman and Reed's longtime collaborator Hal Willner, Lulu "is almost like two languages," Ulrich says. "We have m-e-t-a-l in our name. But we can go fucking anywhere and do anything."
On the phone, a few days after Lulu is mastered, Ulrich describes listening to the album on a late-night car ride. "I was overwhelmed," he confesses. "I also felt, 'This is really unique.'" How unique? He laughs. "This makes... And Justice for All sound like the first Ramones album."
Read the full article at Rolling Stone.
Portage, Indiana based act Betrayer has posted a teaser online for the band's upcoming "Beneath The Realm of Consciousness" EP. You can check out the clip below, or head over to the band's Facebook page for more details on Betrayer.
Halcyon Way has posted a new promo trailer online for the upcoming album "IndoctriNation," which is the follow-up to "Building the Towers." You can check out the trailer below. "IndoctriNation" is set for release on October 25th, 2011 via Nightmare Records.
The track listing is as follows:
1. On Black Wings
2. Our Finest Hour
4. Revolution Is Now
5. The Wages Of War
6. Stand Up (Sammy Hagar Cover)
7. The Age Of Betrayal (radio Edit)
8. The System
Washington, DC based act Friend For A Foe is currently streaming the entire "Source of Isolation" EP online, as well as offering the release on a "pay what you want" scale, via Bandcamp.
The "Source of Isolation" track listing is as follows:
2. The Sky And The Fall
3. Idle Hands
4. For Less
6. Formulaic Transition
A new split album titled "The Wound That Never Heals" is set for release via Victory by Fire Records on October 30th, 2011. The split features contributions from Cragataska (Turkey), Valefor (Turkey), Mourning Soul (Chile) and Garden of Sadness (Poland). The track listing is as follows:
1. Cragataska - Bir Sairin Ölüsü
2. Valefor - The Existence of a Deception
3. Mourning Soul - Octubre
4. Garden of Sadness - Time
Springdale, Arkansas based act Spiralmountain is currently offering the "Immemorial" EP as a free download. Download the tracks from the album by heading over to this location.
You can also check out several Spiralmountain tracks by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
The EP's track listing is as follows:
3. Epic Song
4. Illusion of Freewill
“Creator, Destroyer,” the first single from Oklahoma death metal band Dischordia's new EP of the same name, is now streaming online. You can check out the song in the player below.
"We're very happy with the results of our work at Intellect Studios,' comments vocalist Josh Turner. 'The finished product is heavy, technical, brutal, and epic.'
Dischordia has recently shared the stage with such acts as Dying Fetus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Born of Osiris, Darkest Hour, The Human Abstract, As Blood Runs Black, and more. The band aims to kick live performances into even higher gear as the EP is launched in order to spread its influence over the Oklahoma City area, as well as throughout the rest of the USA.
The EP will officially be launched on October 15th at The Roxy in Oklahoma City, with Dischordia playing alongside Dark Ascent, Submerged In Dirt and Switchblade Rosie. For more on the band head over to the Dischoria Facebook profile.
Sabaton has issued the following announcement about bassist Pär Sundström missing the band's upcoming North American shows:
"The last shows in Canada was the first shows in 12 years that Pär had to sit over a show due to a knee injury caught during the bands current North American tour.
"Pär has after two days in hospital made the decision to return home and is now recovering. We have faith that Pär will be playing bass again on the closing shows of the world war tour and until then we will have a replacement bassplayer."
Pär sends the following message:
“It hurts to leave from the middle of a tour and I never thought I see the day when I had to pass on a show.
"I hope to see you all in the future and cannot wait to return to the stage that I love so much and specially North America to finnish what we started. The show must go on.”
Light Bearer vocalist Alex has checked in with the following announcement about lineup changes in the band:
"Light bearer has gone through some tough times of late and we have said farewell to a few members. We will be working with some new faces over the coming months, and a massive thank you to members that have now left.
"Bands are uneasy, difficult and intense relationships, but hopefully everything will work out. We still plan to release Silver tongue next year. But for now we will be going on a short hiatus whilst we work out these issues."
Danish act Dawn of Demise, which announced the recruitment of a new drummer this August, has posted a sampler track of new music from the band's upcoming album. You can check out the clip in the widget below.
Dawn of Demise is working with Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio for the new album, which the band has described as "the heaviest and the grooviest music that Dawn Of Demise has ever put out." More...
Criminal (originally formed in Chile and now based in the UK) has announced an upcoming tour of Central Europe as special guests to Hungarian groove metallers Ektomorf in November. The dates are as follows:
10.11.2011 Thu DE Kempten @ Kult Box
11.11.2011 Fri DE Geiselwind @ Eventhalle
12.11.2011 Sat CH Zizers @ Hollywood Club
13.11.2011 Sun CZ Prague @ Club Matrix
14.11.2011 Mon DE Berlin @ K17
15.11.2011 Tue DE Dresden @ Eventhalle
16.11.2011 Wed DE München @ Backstage
17.11.2011 Thu DE Pirmasens @ Quasimodo
18.11.2011 Fri CH Winistorf @ Estrich
The tour is being presented by Metal Hammer magazine and Dragon Productions. "It's great we'll finally be able to tour Germany again, as well as Switzerland and Czech Republic this time" comments guitarist/vocalist Anton Reisenegger. "We'll be playing most of the cities for the first time, so we're really looking forward to this. Get ready for a lesson in thrash and spread the word!"
Criminal's seventh studio album "Akelarre" was released on August 19th, 2001 by Massacre Records.
Ceremonial Perfection has announced an upcoming Polish tour in October/November. Currently confirmed dates are as follows:
08.10 - Tallinn, Estonia ("Tapper")
11.11 - Szydlowiec, Poland ("Zamek")
12.11 - Warszawa, Poland ("Punkt& Radio Luxembourg")
13.11 - Poznan, Poland ("Club U Bazyla")
14.11 - Wroclaw, Poland ("Club Lykend")
15.11 - Kraków, Poland ("Club Imbir")
16.11 - Tarnów, Poland ("Przepraszam")
17.11 - Mielec, Poland ("Studio")
18.11 - Sanok, Poland ("Rudera")
19.11 - Rzeszów, Poland ("Od Zmierzchu do Switu")
Portugal's Heavenwood has posted a pre-production demo track online titled "Sweet Hysteria," which was recorded during the band's time working on the third Heavenwood album "Redemption." The track never made it onto the finished album, but has now been posted online for fans to check out via Soundcloud or in the player below.
Finnish melodic death metal band Immortal Souls posted a new music video for the song "Nuclear Winter," which appears on the band's forthcoming LP "IV: The Requiem for The Art of Death" due out on October 10, 2011 (EU) and October 11, 2011 (North America) through FaceDown Records.
Austrian symphonic metal band Visions Of Atlantis has posted an audio sample of the song "Last Shut of Your Eyes" (heard below). The song is from the upcoming EP "Maria Magdalena" due out on October 21, 2011 (EU) and October 25, 2011 (North America) via Napalm Records.
German power metal band Powerwolf announced dates for "The Metalfest Crusade" Festival Tour in Europe 2012 in support of the band's latest LP "Blood of the Saints."
31.05.-02.06.2012 Mining, Metalfest Austria
31.05.-02.06.2012 Dessau, Metalfest Germany / East
01.06.-03.06.2012 Jaworzno, Metalfest Poland
03.06.-05.06.2012 Zadar, Metalfest Croatia
05.06.-07.06.2012 Milan, Metalfest Italy
07.06.-09.06.2012 Loreley, Metalfest Germany / West
07.06.-10.06.2012 Pratteln, Metalfest Switzerland
08.06.-10.06.2012 Plzen, Metalfest Czech Republic
Viking thrashers THE HORDE have made two songs from their newest album "Thy Blackened Reign," available for streaming on StereoKiller.com. To check out "War God" and "Vengeance For A King" visit here. More...
Swedish melodic death metal band The Embodied will release it's self-titled debut on October 28, 2011 via Pure Legend Records. The album is described as "ten songs offering an innovative mixture of melodic, classic, heavy and death metal with permanent used, expressive clean-vocals (growl parts are only used very slightly in the background)."
“The Embodied” was produced by Andy La Rocque and recorded at Sonic Train Studios. La Rocque also performed a solo in the song “Heaven Burns Tonight”.
The track listing for "The Embodied" is as follows:
1. As I Speak
2. Dead Man Walkin’
3. Shedding Skin
4. Born From Shadows
6. Prometheus Flame
7. Northern Lights
8. Heaven Burns Tonight
10. Light Up The Storm
U.K. power metal band Intense have completed work on new LP "The Shape Of Rage," the band's third full length release. The album will consist of nine tracks totaling just over fifty minutes. The album is set for release on October 21, 2011 through Pure Legend Records.
The track listing for "The Shape Of Rage" is:
2. The Elemental
3. One Man's Word
4. For the Fallen
5. Save Me from Myself
8. Skull of Sidon II (The Final Stand)
9. The Shape of Rage
Nikos Siglidis of Greek act The Silent Rage has checked in with the following announcement about the band recruiting a new drummer:
"We would like to announce that Stamatis 'Revan' Katsafados is the new drummer of The Silent Rage. Stamatis is also a member of Mythraal (heavy metal with female vocals) & Diablery (black metal).
You can see a picture of Stamatis here. We would like to thank Stelios Pavlou for his assistance as a session drummer and wish him all the best in his great journey of music. Some shows are going to be announced soon so stay tuned!"
Wayne Static is currently sharing with fans his entire new release "Pighammer" by streaming the album online via Facebook. Head over to the Wayne Static Facebook profile at this location to check out "Pighammer."
The new album is due out October 4th, 2011 and has the following track listing:
2. Around the Turn
3. Assassins of Youth
4. Thunder Invader
5. Static Killer
7. Get it Together
8. Chrome Nation
11. The Creatures Are Everywhere
12. Behind the Sky
Italy's Modus Delicti and Colorado's Enemy Reign have teamed up for a new upcoming split release through Selfmadegod Records. The label commented on the bands:
"Modus Delicti was formed in 2004 by Clod the Ripper (Septycal Gorge, Blasphemer, etc.) and has since unleashed a trio of splits, an EP and a full-length album, in addition to multiple compilation appearances. The lyrics of these new songs are taken from original letters sent to the police from infamous serial killers including BTK, David Berkowitz and Jack the Ripper, and the music is tighter than ever, as always blending elements of brutal death and grindcore.
"Previously led by former Skinless vocalist Sherwood Webber, Enemy Reign's lineup also features drummer Andon Guenther, co-creator of Sick Drummer Magazine. Formed in Denver in 2008, Enemy Reign self-released their debut Means To A Dead End EP in 2008, which brought immediate worldwide acclaim, eventually gaining official European distribution via Neurotic Records. Every moment of these tracks rage with the intense Enemy Reign concoction of early 90’s death metal, late 80’s grindcore and brutal East Coast hardcore, and are the last to feature the signature vocals of Webber, who has since left the band."
Italy's S.R.L. has checked in with the following brief announcement about beginning the recording process for a new release to be titled "De Humana Maiestate:"
"Finally, as promised, the recordings of the new 'De Humana Maiestate' are beginning! Luca will be engaged next week on the recordings of drums lines at the BPA Studios of Riganelli Francesco at Mercatale di Cortona (AR). Will keep you updated with some reports during the recording phases..."
To find more details on S.R.L. and listen to songs available for streaming online, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Bloodred Fullmoon has released a 5 song EP titled "Winter Solstice" for free download via the group's Bandcamp page.
The release can be streamed and downloaded by heading over to this location. Bloodred Fullmoon a project of the 16 year old metal musician Ray Heberer, who currently lives in Taiwan. Other projects of his include Haemic, Reclusive Forest Council, and We Hang Our Own. To follow Ray Heberer, visit his facebook page here.
The "Winter Solstice" track listing is as follows:
1. Too Late For Heaven
2. My Ghost
3. Inevitable Death
4. The Waters
5. In Search For Better Days
Crustcake.com has teamed with Seventh Rule Recordings and Chicago act Harpoon to premier the song "Dreadnought" online. The track, which can be heard in the player below, comes from the band's upcoming release "Deception Among Birds," due out October 25th.
Seattle's Shaded Enmity has posted footage online of the band's performance of "One Way Out" at at the Anchor in Everett on September 23rd, 2011. The clip is available below.
The band also recently released the new album "Hijo Perdido," which has the following track listing:
1. One Way Out
2. Man at the Edge of the World
3. Hijo Perdido
4. The Botanist
5. A Crystal For Your Life
6. Nothing Left to Give
7. Black Diamond
8. Bury Me on a Hill