Metal News for October 10, 2013
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27 news articles posted on this day.
German band Without Words has released a new music video for the track "Endeavour," which can be found below and features a guest appearance by John Gahlert of Deadlock. "Endeavour" comes off the "Fate" album, release in April of 2013.
Featuring former members of the English group Johnny Truant, the so-called “slunge” (shoegaze/sludge/grunge) trio Anacondas has unveiled new song “Simianimal” online, which is currently available for streaming below, courtesy of AbsolutePunk.net.
The track appears on the band’s upcoming Prosthetic debut “Sub Contra Blues,” which will be available October 15 throughout North America (UK/EU October 14th). More...
Athens, Ohio-based blackened metal quintet Skeletonwitch has announced a hometown release party for new album, “Serpents Unleashed,” which will take place on the eve of the kickoff to an extensive North American fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder.
Tickets for the event — which will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on October 23rd – are just $10.
The Black Dahlia tour will be quickly followed by another lap around America in early 2014, this time alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando — where the tour stops on Jan. 27 – Skeletonwitch will not be allowed to perform at the local House of Blues, as the group has joined the likes of Exodus, Machine Head, and others who have been deemed “unfit to be associated with” Disney, on whose property the venue is located.
Although Skeletonwitch might not be welcome at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During the band’s live performance in Fresno on November 15, local fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage — making local venue Strummer’s their own happiest place on Earth.
Says groom-to-be Bartlett, “Lanae and I are taken aback and beyond elated that Skeletonwitch are willing to be a part of the most important day of our lives. There really aren’t words to show our appreciation for the band being with us as we begin our lives together.” More...
Italian act Nero Di Marte has unveiled a brand new music video for “Time Dissolves,” which is the second track off of the band's self-titled debut. Check it out below.
The band is excited to announce its first-ever North American tour this winter with Canadian technical death legends Gorguts and Origin. The itinerary is as follows:
12/11 Burlington, VT- Nectar’s
12/12 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12/14 Columbus, OH- Alrosa Villa
12/15 Chicago, IL- Cobra Lounge
12/17 Toronto, ON- Wreck Room
12/18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
12/19 Quebec City, QC- Cégep de Limoilou
12/20 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
12/21 Brooklyn, NY- Saint Vitus More...
Black metal war machine Endstille has premiered a second track off forthcoming record, "Kapitulation 2013."
The new track, titled "Stalin Note," is streaming in the player below thanks to No Clean Singing. "Kapitulation 2013" is slated for release on November 12th in North America (November 8th worldwide). The track listing is as follows:
2. The Refined Nation
3. Reich An Jugend
4. Sick Heil
6. Monotonus 2013
8. Stalin Note
9. KDF 511
10. Endstille (Abschied) More...
Convulse today premieres the new song "We Kill Our Kind," which can be heard in the player below, courtesy of Terrorizer Magazine.
The track hails from Convulse's forthcoming new album, "Evil Prevails," set for international release on November 1st through Svart Records. "Evil Prevails" will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats, and follows the band's "Inner Evil" EP. released earlier this year by Svart. More...
Swedish groove metallers Deathember have released a lyric video for a new single off their debut album "Going Postal." The video for the "Spirals" track can be viewed below.
Deathember released "Going Postal" on the 19th of April via Violent Groove Music Group. The album features 10 tracks, two of which include guest appearances by Daniel Ädel (Vildhjarta, Uneven Structure) and Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Obituary, Iced Earth).
Colorado black metal cult Nightbringer has finished recording a new album. A follow-up to "Hierophany of the Open Grave," the as-yet-untitled album was recorded and mixed at Flatline Audio Studios by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation).
The new album will be released by Season of Mist in 2014. The previous full-length, "Hierophany of the Open Grave," can also be heard in its entirety here. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Established in 1999, Nightbringer was created as a conduit for the contemplations on the mysteries of death as it is understood in the tradition of the art magical. The band have an uncompromising, orthodox approach to black metal. 2011's 'Hierophany of the Open Grave' has further solidified the band's signature sound: characterized by cacophonous walls of distortion, haunting melodies, and occult lyrics revering the unholy.
"Nightbringer has made select rare appearances in the United States and Europe as part of various metal festivals; these include Maryland Deathfest, Under the Black Sun Festival, and the cult Gathering of the Shadows."
The new Agony Face album "CLX Stormy Quibblings" is ready to be released via My Kingdom Music, due to drop officially on November 18th.
For the recordings, Agonay Faced again reached for the skillful hands of Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance and more) and confirmed Marco Hassman for the realization of the artwork. The album's track listing is as follows:
XVI The Sublimation
XVIII Into the Keyhole
XIV Ice, Smoke and Horses
XV What? Chimera!
XI Sophisticated Telescopes
XVII Golden Waterfalls part IX
XVII Golden Waterfalls part VI
XII To (t)rust the T(rust) More...
British metallers Code sit on the boundaries of black, avant-garde, and progressive metal. Today the band reveals a second brand new song, entitled "Becoming Host."
The song is taken from Code's forthcoming album "Augur Nox," which will be released on November 19th in Europe/UK and November 26th in North America via Agonia Records. "Becoming Host" is available for streaming in the player below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
The first released song, "Glimlight Tourist," can also still be heard over at this location. "Augur Nox" was mixed and mastered at Orgone Studios in London (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver) after three years of development and pre-production. More...
Japanese doom export Church of Misery has announced that the band's upcoming headlining tour dates for this fall in the United States will now begin on November 1st in Chicago, IL.
Issues beyond the band's control had forced a rescheduling for the first half of the tour, which will now conclude on December 15th in Milwaukee, WI. To preview the live experience awaiting fans on this tour, watch the video for "Brother Bishop" below.
w/Wizard Rifle (11/24-12/6), Saviours (11/27-12/6) Bloody Hammers (11/1-11/23), Against the Grain (11/1-11/23): More...
Following the death of EyeHateGod drummer Joey LaCaze, legendary Melvins basher Dale Crover recently volunteered to seize the drum stool for the band's scheduled set at the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest later this month.
Joey LaCaze passed away of respiratory failure on August 23rd in New Orleans following the band's five-week Undermining Society's Rules Since 1988 European Tour. LaCaze was 42.
Said the band in a collective statement: "With the recent passing of our longtime friend and drummer, Joey LaCaze, there's no way to pay him a better tribute than EyeHateGod performing alongside one of his main influences and favorite musicians!"
EyeHateGod will level Housecore with Crover on October 27th at Emo's in Austin alongside Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Goblin and more.
The band has also booked an additional handful of live takeovers following the fest including a special Halloween show at the fabled House of Shock in Jefferson, Louisiana. The drummer for those dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Confirmed dates are included below. EyeHateGod was also recently covered in our Sunday Old School column here.
10/27/2013 Housecore Horror Film Fest (w/ drummer Dale Crover) - Austin, TX [info]
10/31/2013 The House Of Shock - Jefferson, LA
11/01/2013 Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH
11/02/2013 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
11/03/2013 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
Tune in to Pitchfork.com here to check out "Whales and Leeches," the new album from the Portland, OR group Red Fang.
Red Fang also recently kick off a U.S. tour in Sacramento, see all confirmed dates below. "Whales and Leeches" is officially due out October 15th via Relapse Records. More...
Masticator will release the "Global Mastication" EP this coming November, 2013. The band comments:
"We promise nothing but extreme, brutal Florida death metal at its finest. The cover alone speaks for itself, this disc is disgusting! We have recruited a new lineup for this disc and cant wait to 'Spread the Filth!' Cheers!"
The track listing is as follows:
1. A Fatal Feasting
2. Spreading the Filth
3. Continue the Bloodshed
4. Dragged Into the Darkness
5. Not One Will Be Spared More...
Touring in support of third LP, "Rites Of Separation" -- the band's first for Southern Lord Recordings, who dropped the album in April of this year -- Sweden's Agrimonia has now confirmed a return to the U.S. this Fall.
The pending tour will see Gothenburg-rooted Agrimonia on a three-week venture, launching on November 12th in Los Angeles and winding clockwise through the entire country until the final riff devastates Phoenix on December 4th.
Support for the entire trek will be provided by Arizona's black/death rockers TOAD, along the way the duo also crossing paths with Ancestors, Embers, Eight Bells, Tragedy, SubRosa, Wayfarer, Enabler, Sannhet and a rash of others. More...
Los Angeles death metallers Annihilated are set to enter Trench Studios in Corona, California later this month to record the beast of brutality that will be "13 Steps To Ruination."
Set for release via the band's new label home of Unique Leader Records, "13 Steps To Ruination" will be produced by drummer Scott Fuller (Abysmal Dawn). Drums will be recorded by producer/engineer John Haddad (Abysmal Dawn, Exhumed, Intronaut).
Comments the band: "We think this is our heaviest, and catchiest stuff we've written with a very real and intense message we think people will really dig it."
The following press release was also issued about the band: More...
Canadian blackened folk metal band Valfreya posted an official drum video, which features Jötunn playing the track "Alefest." The song appears on the 2012 debut LP "Path to Eternity," which is available on Maple Metal Records.
Check out the video here:
German death metal act Revel In Flesh released a new music video for the track "Bonecrusher." The song was originally released on the split 7" single "Within the Morbid Ossuary" with Revolting, which was issued in 2012 via Cyclone Empire.
Check out the video here:
Danish symphonic extreme metal act Illnath has decided to call it quits. A statement by Pete Falk (guitars/keyboards) cited a gradual change in musical tastes has forced a need for a change. The remaining members in the band have decided not to continue without his participation.
Just this past May, the band introduced new vocalist Marika Hyldmar to the fold. The most recent release was "4 Shades of Me," issued in March of this year via Pitch Black Records. The full statement reads as follows:
"We have a very unfortunate announcement to make. I have experienced many things since 1997 when Illnath played our first tunes. As the only founding member since then I have always had a strong belief in the band. Nothing has been able to overshadow the will and energy to work forward and fight for things. I am 37 years old now and I have gained a more nuanced view of things. In the recent years, my personal musical preferences moved in a somewhat different direction than melodic extreme metal, and I feel that now is the time for a change. I regret nothing in my time with Illnath and I have had many great experiences with the band, but my heart does not live and breathe for this band anymore.
"Given that neither Dennis, Kenneth or Marika feel that it is the right thing to continue Illnath without my participation, we have decided to call it a day. Instead of focusing on the sad aspect of Illnath stopping, I encourage our fans to focus on the good things Illnath, after all, has brought to the world through the nearly 20 years as an active band.
"I will still be working on my solo project Leadfreak and Marika will be working in her black metal band Machiavellian. We all hope to see you guys around through other musical aspects, and last but not least we would like to thank you all for the years of support and dedication towards the band, you have been our rock through it all. We sincerely thank you." More...
Kill Devil Hill announced a headlining North American Tour in support of the forthcoming release "Revolution Rise." The album is set to drop on October 29th via Century Media Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
Featuring Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown, former Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice, ex-Pissing Razors singer Dewey Bragg and acclaimed session/touring guitarist Mark Zavlon, Kill Devil Hill combine a classic feel with fresh energy. The band recently offered fans their first taste of 'Revolution Rise' with the release of "Crown Of Thorns" (listen here).
Support for the tour will come from Eyes Set To Kill, Girl On Fire and Black Water Rising. The tour kicks off October 26 in Ramona, CA, and runs through the month of November. Exclusive VIP packages including early admission to soundcheck and the show, a meet and greet with the band, a VIP laminate and t-shirt, and an autographed 8x10 are available for all shows by visiting this location.
Confirmed dates are:
26: Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage * / **
27: Fullerton, CA - Slidebar **
28: Chico, CA - Lost On Main **
29: West Hollywood, CA - Roxy Theatre **
31: Tucson, AZ - The Rock ** More...
Tad Morose posted a preview clip of the new track "Millenium Lie" (heard below). The song appears on the band's forthcoming release "Revenant" - the first in ten years - which is scheduled for release on November 20th via Despotz Records.
1. Beneath a Veil of Crying Souls
4. Within a Dream
6. Absence of Light
7. Death Embrace
8. Dance of the Damned
9. Spirit World
10. Timeless Dreaming
11. Millenium Lie (see music video)
Check out the preview clip: More...
Impiety has posted the following message online about dropping off the band's upcoming tour with Incantation:
"96 hours of trying to find a solution has come to an end. It's regretfully impossible. In the end Impiety cannot fulfill this European tour supporting Incantation due to a personal problem of Nizam's which we can't solve during this final weeks.
"We've tried to get a session guitar player, but time is not on our side and personally for me, it just wouldn't be as great. A new support band in replacement will be announced tomorrow. We wish the bands the very best on the Incantation Crusade of Vengeance Tour this November 8th til 23rd.
"And to all who await us, just exercise some patience til early 2014, when we return and bring the hammer down upon this politically retarded, godforsaken planet once again.
"We will announce all upcoming 2014 concerts this December - Burst Command til Death !!! - Later, Komrades!"
Finnish occult/doom troupe Sermonia is currently stream the entirety of the band's new album, "ihminen." Listen to the full album below, courtesy of Metal Hammer.
Set for international release on October 18th via Svart Records on both CD and LP formats, Seremonia's "ihminen" follows the band's self-titled debut album, released last year by Svart. More...
Cult black metal horde Tsjuder has announced a rare live appearance in North America.
The band is scheduled to play a headlining date in Canada as part of the Messe des Morts Festival in Montreal.
The festival takes place from November 28th through the 30th and will see Tjsuder play alongside other international acts such as Horna, Sargeist, and Baptism. A full line up and more festival details are available over here.
Tsjuder is offering the track titled "The Daemon Throne" as a free download via Bandcamp (you can also stream the track below). "The Daemon Throne" is taken from the band's latest full length, "Legion Helvete." More...
Oklahoma City's death metal band Dischordia is proud to announce that the song "The Enemy" is featured in Sick Drummer Magazine's "Brutal Beatings XIII" streaming compilation, alongside the likes of Grave, Pyrexia, Ulcerate, Wretched and more.
The magazine is known as a resource for anyone seeking innovative heavy drumming and music in general. Stream the new compilation right here.
"The Enemy" is featured on Dischordia's debut full-length album, "Project 19," which saw the light of day on July 23rd, 2013 through Rogue Records America.
Dischordia toured the Gulf and eastern United States this past summer in support of the album, and is pleased to announce plans for another stint focusing this time on the west coast in January of 2014. Details on the trek are forthcoming. More...
German symphonic metal act Xandria has just hit studio this past week to start recording the long awaited successor of their critically acclaimed album "Neverworld's End" (see review here).
The yet to be titled new album is the sixth studio album in the band's career. The production is a collaboration with Joost van den Broek (After Forever, Star One, ReVamp, etc.) and Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Epica, Avantasia and many more), joining forces with band's main composer Marco Heubaum, mutually responsible for the upcoming work.
The release date of the longplayer is yet to be announced, supposedly sometime in the first quarter of 2014 via Napalm Records More...
Divinity Compromised will quickly be known for the band’s dedication to quality over quantity. As I would find out in an interview with them at this year's ProgPower USA festival, the bandmates really take the time to be as exacting as possible on their music, as well as their performance and planning in general. My experience with the band was ridiculously comfortable and kind of goofy, like most of my experiences with folks from Chicago. After opening the Saturday of ProgPower USA XIV strongly, I knew that I’d be dealing with heavyweight-level musicians, but what I didn’t know was how personable they would all be. In fact, they chatted with me for a half an hour during the latter part of the Circus Maximus set before anyone looked at their watch.
This interview is a detailed one, so I’ll cut straight to the point and get to the text of it. “Getting it right” is very important for these aural craftsmen, and their track record is beginning to show it.