Metal News for October 12, 2012
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Venezuelan sludge band Cultura Tres has launched another video clip from its 2011 album "El Mal del Bien." The new video is for the track "El Sur de la Fe," the mesmerizing song that tackles Christianity and other issues that challenge one's own allegiance to faith. The clip is produced and directed by guitarist Juan de Ferrari and vocalist/guitarist Alejandro Londoño. “El Mal del Bien”, Cultura Tres' second full-length outing, will be released in CD format through the UK label Devouter Records on November 12th. In support of the release, the band will play the following U.K. dates. Check out the video below.
Nov 15th – Colchester @ The Hole in the Wall
Nov 17th – Birmingham @ The Asylum
Nov 18th – London @ The Purple Turtle
Umeå, Sweden's dealers of death metal Daemonicus have made their latest burnt offering, "Deadwork," available for global consumption via Abyss Records. Gun Shy Assassin has posted an exclusive premier of the album track "The Hymn of Ubo Sathla" at this location.
The band's second full-length release, "Deadwork," was recorded at Fenix Recording Studios (drums) and the band's own C.C.H.B. Studios (guitars, bass and vocals). "Deadwork" was produced by Daemonicus in conjunction with Krille Englund. Mixing and mastering came courtesy of Ronnie Björnström of Enhanced Audio Productions at Garageland Studios in Umeå.
After releasing a lyric video for "The Axe" and a live clip of "Explosia," French act Gojira has now posted another lyric video online for a track off the band's new album "L'Enfant Sauvage." Check out "Liquid Fire" in the player available below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. L’Enfant Sauvage
3. The Axe
4. Liquid Fire
5. The Wild Healer
6. Planned Obsolescence
7. Mouth Of Kala
8. The Gift Of Guilt
9. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall
Persian death metallers Azooma have just announced that they are going to enter the studio to record a new EP entitled "A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster." Guitarist Ahmad Takalou stated the following:
"We are getting ready to go into the studio and all the songs are written already. This EP is going to be one that will make us recognizable. And this will be a conceptual one with an interesting story. I believe our fans are the best, so we are going to create the best for the best.
"We are really happy about this reunion, we are back stronger than ever and you will hear more from us soon. We want to present you with real progressive Persian death metal. We would like to thank our fans and friends for supporting us throughout the years and we hope they keep supporting us."
Shahin Vaqfipour - vocals
Ahmad Tokallou - guitar
Farid Shariat - bass
Saeed Shariat - drums More...
Croatian act Ashes You Leave will release sixth full-length album, "The Cure For Happiness," on November 29th worldwide via Rock N Growl Records. You can listen to the new song "Summer's End" in the player below, and the track listing will be:
1. Devil in Disguise
2. Only Ashes You Leave
3. For the Heart, Soul and Mind
4. The Ever-changing
5. Meant to Stray
6. Summer’s End
7. Reality Sad
8. The Cure
9. …for Happiness
Ashes You Leave is:
Giada “Jada” Etro – lead vocals
Berislav “Bero” Poje – vocals & lead guitar
Matija Rempesic – guitar
Marta Batinic – violin
Luka Petrovic – bass guitar
Sasa Vukosav – drums More...
Norway's Dominanz has posted a teaser clip online for the band's new single "Devoured By The Black Hole." Check out the clip below, which includes a smattering of live footage from the band. The song will be included on the band's upcoming new album and follow-up to "As I Shine."
Ohio metal act Horse Drawn Death Machine has released a new EP titled "No Light," which you can stream in its entirety through the player below or over at the Horse Drawn Death Machine bandcamp page. The "No Light" track listing is as follows:
1. Old Bones 02:24
2. Disconnected 03:51
3. Early Graves 07:22
4. Dark Days 06:24 More...
Stereogum has posted the new Grails song "Wake Up Drill II" online, which is taken off the band's upcoming "Black Tar Prophecies Volume 5." Check out the track right here. The following press release was issued about the album:
"From Portland, Oregon, Grails feature drummer Emil Amos, also of Om, the band founded by the rhythm section of the legendary Sleep. Black Tar Prophecies Volume 5 sees an October 30 release on Kemado Records as one side of a split LP, the other side belonging to Finland's Pharaoh Overlord, featuring three members of the prolific Finnish band Circle. Grails will head to Australia this week."
Oct 13 - Melbourne, Australia @ The Corner (w/ Tortoise)
Oct 14 - Perth, Australia @ UWA (This Is Nowhere Festival w/ Tortoise)
Oct 17 - Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo
Oct 18 - Melbourne, Australia @ Northcote Social Club
Oct 19 - Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
Sunflower Dead is pleased to announce that the band will be joining Hurt on several tour dates this fall. The run kicks off on October 24th in Green Bay, WI, and will finish on November 2nd in Flint, MI. Dates are as follows:
10/24 Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
10/25 Madison, WI @ RSR Stage (The Annex)
10/26 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
10/27 Jackson, MI @ Raks Sports Bar
10/28 Warren, MI @ The Ritz
10/29 Muskegon, MI @ Club Envy
10/31 Lima, OH Harry's @ Hideaway
11/1 Marion, OH Tink's @ Rockhouse
11/2 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Sunflower Dead's new self-titled album is available now via Bloody Bat Records. The band consists of Jaime Teissere (guitar, formerly of Droid), Michael Del Pizzo (vocals, piano, accordion), Jaboo (guitar) formerly of Two Hit Creeper, Luis Gascon (bass) touring member of Buckethead, and Jimmy Schultz (drums) touring drummer of In This Moment.
Phoenix, AZ instrumental act Temple just self released the band's debut album "On the Steps of the Temple," and the album is now available online for streaming. Check out the tracks at bandcamp or in the player below. The band also commented:
"The album is 53 minutes of towering riffs, crushing drums, and compositions that explore many different territories while keeping its roots deep in heaviness from Death, Black, Doom and Post Metal."
The track listing is:
1. Mountain 08:30
2. Rising From The Abyss 09:05
3. Final Years 04:34
4. The Mist That Shrouds The Peaks 10:14
5. Avaritia 09:27
6. On The Steps Of The Temple 10:59 More...
Defox Records, MadRatts Production, and Heart of Steel Records are proud to announce a digital deal with Nuclear Strikes, a female fronted heavy metal from Malaysia. The "Megastorm Eyes" EP will be available through digital stores in early November 2012. The track listing is as follows:
1. Megastorm Eyes
2. Last Savior
3. Memoir For Of Friend
4. Red Soldier
5. Terminal Danger
6. Memori Hidup(bonus Track)
The band's current lineup is:
Steelgirl Ladyana - Vocal
Rex Strike - Lead Guitar
1,2 Kill - 2nd Guitar
Thunderbolt - Bass
Iron Speed - Drum More...
Danko Jones released latest effort "Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue" in the United States on October 9th, 2012. A video has now also been posted online for the first single from the album, "Just A Beautiful Day." Check out the clip through Loudwire or in the player below.
The new Danko Jones DVD, "Bring on the Mountain," and the short film from that DVD featuring the likes of Elijah Wood, Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and more, "The Ballad of Danko Jones," will be showing at several film festivals this fall.
October 12, Venice, CA @ Other Venice Film Festival - Ballad of Danko Jones
October 13, Venice, CA @ Other Venice Film Festival - Bring on the Mountain
October 13, 3.00 PM, Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Film & Music Festival - Ballad of Danko Jones
October 13, 9.30 PM , Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Film & Music Festival - Bring on the Mountain More...
Stereokiller has presented the premiere of "Rudy x 3," another slice of "Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega," the forthcoming new album by The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Check out the song right here. The following press release was also issued:
"Bursting with all the groove, chops, ambience, and heaviness that have made Danza a household name, 'Rudy x 3' is a sneak peek at what's in store for fans when Danza IIII drops, October 23 on Black Market Activities.
"Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza's decade-long tenure, during which time the Tennessee band have released three other albums, toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index, and inspired countless younger bands. The Danza IIII lineup consists solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis -- with Freeland on vocals, Travis (now a member of Glass Cloud) is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.
"Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter." More...
Common Dead has started recording new material just months after the release of the rawly produced "Diatribe" (reviewed here) in early 2012.
The preemptive return to the studio is the result of an absence of touring as of late, as sole member Andrew Laurenson is currently dedicated to assembling a full group for live performances, having left behind the one-man-live element of Common Dead's early days.
"When people go to a metal show, they want the instruments on display. The instruments are live on my albums, so they should be live in person, and do justice to the music," explained the band founder. "Until I can provide that, with a set of musicians, and take the band other places, I'm putting the PA thing behind me. It was fine for bars and basement gigs, but you shoot for anything higher, it just looks novelty."
On the recording side, the material is coming along more fluidly. While keeping true to its thrashy backdrop, the new vocals of Common Dead will reportedly "offer a progression in pitches and harmony with a balance for the ruggedness on Diatribe."
Andrew adds: "Two songs into the next album and I'm already excited as hell for their release. More than anything before. The vocals are starting to catch with variety, that hit closer to Anselmo and Flynn and Cavalera, my influences. I keep pushing the limits and each time I'm thinking, 'damnit, I wish I was doing it this way when I started'. There will be a modern influence on this album, in terms of more abstract lyrics, and more of a classic approach to the bar structure."
Sister Sin has just released a new track titled “Hearts Of Cold” from forthcoming album "Now and Forever," due out October 22nd. Listen to the song through AOL’s Noisecreep here. The previously posted song "End of Line" is also available after the jump. Sister Sin has the following upcoming tour dates with Doro: More...
Mass Infection has completed the writing process and is preparing to enter the studio to record a third full-length CD titled "For I Am Genocide." The album is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2013 through Comatose Music.
"For I Am Genocide" is the follow-up to the 2009 release "The Age of Recreation." Comatose Music comments:
"Mass Infection hails from Greece and have crushed skulls with their unique brutality since 2003. They have certainly proven to be a dominant force with their skillful and technical style of catchy death metal. Mass Infection is strongly influenced by bands like Deeds of Flesh, Hate Eternal and Severe Torture… so you can expect a blistering assault of barbaric music. Stayed tuned for more details and a new preview MP3!" More...
This coming February, No Dawn will travel to Parma in Italy to record a debut album. WormHoleDeath will unleash the album world-wide through Aural Music Group in early 2013. No Dawn comments:
“We are very happy to share the news of being signed with WormHoleDeath! This being our first record deal ever, we are totally confident with the aggreement and the people involved. In short, No Dawn will push the envelope further together with WormHoleDeath!”
WormHoleDeath also added: “It is just great to be working with the Norwegian bands since they are all so professional, passionate and experienced. No Dawn is one of these! I met these guys in Rome few months ago and I really loved their attitude and I understood how they were working hard on their project, so I decided to sign them. They already toured with big names like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under and Master, as these bands wanted No dawn to support them. The songs are just fantastic… We have all the elements to make a great album here. Please support this band, you will hear a lot from them!”
The following biography was also issued about the band:
"No Dawn hails from Steinkjer, in the middle parts of Norway. Formed back in 2002, as a thrash metal project. The band sounds quite different today opposed to the beginning, going from extreme thrash to being a more brutal and technical death metal act. The band has more and more frequently entered the stage and toured with bands like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under and Master."
The next chapter in Relapse's Death reissue campaign will be the "Spiritual Healing" album. The label comments:
"Originally released in 1990, Spiritual Healing marked a new turn in the Death discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band. Spiritual Healing sets the standard for riffs, insane time changes and of course mainman Chuck Schuldiner’s masterful guitar solos.
"Now reissued as a double CD housed in super deluxe packaging featuring brand new liner notes from Death players James Murphy and Terry Butler, Chuck’s sister Beth Schuldiner and Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen, Disc 1 features a completely new remaster of the original album and Disc 2 contains 16 previously unreleased rehearsal, outtakes and studio instrumentals. A remastered version of the track “Living Monstrosity” can be heard below.
"In addition to the 2-Disc edition, limited edition (2000 machine numbered copies) triple CD digipak will be available exclusively from Relapse.com. The third CD features a never before released live set recorded in 1990 featuring the Spiritual Healing Death line up. An iTunes deluxe edition will also be released containing 5 additional previously unreleased pre-Human rehearsal tracks not available on either of the CD versions. The entire tracklisting is available below." More...
Dallas, Texas act Avenues of Approach will be releasing debut EP "New Revolution" to the metal masses on October 26th, 2012. A song from the EP titled "Stand" can be heard in the YouTube clip below. For more info on Avenues of Approach, check out the band's Facebook profile here.
Avenues of Approach is:
Brock Brooks - Vocals
David Gregory - Guitars
Geoff McNeeley - Guitars
Pat Smith - Bass
Steven Sharp - Drums
Vesperia has issued the following announcement about offering the band's debut album "Voyage From Vinland" as a free download:
"We originally released this album under our original name 'Bolero' back in January of 2011. We got all sorts of epic reviews, feedback and general attention from around the world, which only whetted our appetite for the epic metals.
"Next Saturday, October the 20th, we are going to be doing a headlining show in our original hometown of Oshawa with our brothers in BATTLESOUL, WILL OF THE ANCIENTS and UNBOWED! Up until that point, we will be just GIVING AWAY our debut album Voyage from Vinland in digital format for FREE!
"I know, fucking crazy, right?!?!
"In the Grip of Chaos," the debut full-length from Swedish upstarts Erupted, is out now on Abyss Records. The album was recorded at Kloster Productions by Robin 'Rojne' Svensson, who worked with the band on its sold-out 2010 "Faces of Death" EP. To capture the true essence of the old-school Swedish death metal recordings that influenced their sound, Erupted recorded the bass and drum tracks live on analog tape. Check it out for yourself with the Axis Of Metal debut of the song "Salvation from Below" streaming now at this location, or below in the player.
Los Angeles-based stoner/groove metallers All Hail The Yeti have confirmed their first official tour in support of their self-titled debut full-length, released at the end of August worldwide via AFM Records.
Dubbed the Reconcile For Revenge Tour, All Hail The Yeti will tear up and down the West Coast for twelve shows, performing with acts including Unida (John Garcia from Kyuss), System Divide, and many more along the way. Dates are available below, and you can watch the band's video for "The Art of Mourning" over at this location.
10/12/2012 The Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ w/ Sicmonic, Among The Risen, Anomaly
11/09/2012 The Hood Pizza and Beer - Palm Desert, CA w/ Unida
11/10/2012 Whiskey Dicks - South Lake Tahoe, CA w/ Murdericious
11/12/2012 Shea’s Tavern - Reno, NV
11/13/2012 American Legion - South Lake Tahoe, CA w/ System Divide, Idekay
11/15/2012 TBA - Portland, OR
11/16/2012 McCoy’s Tavern - Olympia, WA
11/17/2012 Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA w/ Zero Down
11/18/2012 Tony V's Garage - Everett, WA
11/19/2012 Musik Ink - San Jose, CA
11/20/2012 Eli's Mile High - Oakland, CA
11/21/2012 The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA
11/24/2012 Whisky A-Go-Go - West Hollywood, CA
ICS Vortex will be embarking on the "Frozenpulsar" Norwegian tour this coming November with Rendevous Point and Susperia.
After previously streaming the song online, German legendary thrash metal icons Destruction have just released a lyric video for “Cyanide,” taken from their upcoming "Spiritual Genocide" album. Check out the clip below.
The new album is scheduled for release on November 23rd, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records and the track listing is as follows:
3. Spiritual Genocide
5. City of Doom
6. Legacy of the Past
7. To Dust You Will Decay
9. No Signs of Repentance
10. Riot Squad
11. Under Violent Sledge More...
Edmonton's mischievous metallers All Else Fails are proud to premiere their latest music video "This Burden of Life" on BlankTV. The single is from the band's award nominated album "The Oracle: What Was, Is and Could Have Been" and was directed by AEF's vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko with his production company FadeBack Studio United.
Check out the clip below. You can also catch All Else Fails live on the following dates:
November 1, 2012 - The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB w/ Endast, These Colors Don't Run, Submerge
November 3, 2012 - The Blind Beggar - Calgary, AB - Blankfest Calgary
November 10, 2012 - The Vat - Red Deer, AB - w/ Protest The Hero, Ninjaspy More...
Thelemic blackened death metal act Dire Omen has now released the "Severing Soul From Flesh" album online. You can buy the release on a name-your-price scale at bandcamp here or stream the album in the player below. The track listing is:
1. Presence of Ra-Hoor-Khuit 01:20
2. Dire Omen 03:46
3. Severing Soul From Flesh 04:17
4. Decaying Moral Scripture 03:32
5. Deserving of Ash 03:09 More...
Members of Serbian black/death metal band Bane have recently formed a new hard rock leaning project titled Keychain. The first single "These Empty Skies" is now available for free download via Nocturne Magazine right here, or you can listen to the song in the video clip available below. More...
Following the release of the "Unholy" EP, Knightmare has announced the band's first full length album, "In Death’s Shadow," is set for international release on December 1st. Opening track "Cazador De Hombres" is now available for streaming below. The following press release was issued about the album:
"With humble roots as a power metal band, Knightmare’s sound has evolved into an intricate and intense soundscape as they begin to take on the world from Australia.
"Mixed and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic of Systematic Productions (Orpheus, Elm Street, Eye of the Enemy), and Mastered by Plec at Panic room studios in Sweden (Scar Symmetry, Watain), In Death’s Shadow will certainly be a highly anticipated release.
"The release will be supported by a music video being produced by the acclaimed team that have brought you (Manowar, Rhapsody, The Poodles, Gamma Ray, Doro and many more) to be Co-Directed by the internationally established Steve Ravic of Majestic Film and Hollywood filmmaker Neil Johnson of Morphius Film."
The track listing is:
1. Cazador De Hombres (6:27)
2. Granted Death (9:45)
3. False Prophets (8:50)
4. Apocalypse (6:36)
5. Knightmare (7:58)
6. Unity Through Chaos (8:44)
7. Judgment (10:41) More...
Rhode Island's metal/hip hop act Scare Don't Fear has released a new single titled "The Stick Up," which is off the band's upcoming EP "Destroy | Rebuild," due for release next year. Check out "The Stick Up" in the YouTube player available below.
Listenable Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Acheron:
"Listenable Records is delighted to announce the signing of long revered and genuinely evil death metal act Acheron The infamous underground legends have been a cult band for over two decades and have released a number of recordings throughout their existence."
Band founder and front man Vincent Crowley commented on the signing by saying: “Acheron has been a thriving entity for many years now. We never got a proper push from any of our past labels to get to the next level. The band has received a lot of interest within the last year. When Listenable Records talked with me about signing Acheron I was indeed interested. The reason being is that he was a fan of Acheron a long time ago. He believes in our music and wants to finally give Acheron the push we deserve. We are not just a band, we’re a fucking diabolic War Machine!”
The band's new album "Kult Des Hasses" is scheduled for a release in Spring 2013.
Trollfest has now posted a fifth video episode online from the band's European tour with Korpiklaani during Spring 2012. In this episode Trollfest return to France before continuing to Italy. The video was shot by Manskow Productions and can be viewed below.
German act Accuser has issued the following announcement about entering the recording studio next week:
"We are ready to enter the Gernhart Studio on Monday. Together with our producer Martin, we will record our new album 'Diabolic.' From time to time you will find some studio impressions and maybe some heavy tunes... Be prepared!"
For more info on Accuser and to check out the band's music, head over to Facebook here.
"It All Fades," the new mini-album from Swedish death/doom metal outfit The Gardnerz, is out now on Abyss Records. The follow up to last year's "The System of Nature," "It All Fades" sees The Gardnerz venture into more melancholic territory while still retaining their trademark massive sound.
"This time around the songs are a bit slower and darker than on 'The System Of Nature' (the band's debut), we tried to continue on the path we have chosen," said guitarist Wilhelm Linhd. "We have found our niche and have no reason to stray, so if you liked our first release you will like 'It All Fades' as well. This time it was a bit more of a group effort and I think that made the songs stronger."
To mark the release of "It All Fades," Axis Of Metal, who gave the world its first taste of the new EP with the premier of the track "Don't Look Back," is now offering fans an exclusive stream of "A Horrible Disease." Check out the track at this location, or below.
Swedish gothic metal act Tiamat posted a new music video for the title track of the forthcoming LP "The Scarred People." The album is set to drop on October 26, 2012 through Napalm Records (See Metal Underground.com's review over at this location).
The track list for "The Scarred People" is as follows:
1. The Scarred People
2. Winter Dawn
4. Radiant Star
5. The Sun Also Rises
6. Before Another Wilbury Dies
7. Love Terrorists
8. Messinian Letter
9. Thunder & Lightning
11. The Red of the Morning Sun
Check out "The Scarred People" here: More...
This week our video journey begins in Germany (Kissin’ Dynamite), then heads to Sweden to check out Dirty Passion, and finishes up in the UK where Heaven’s Basement have released a new single/video. More...
The album artwork for "Widowmaker," the new album by U.K. extreme metal band Dragged Into Sunlight, was completed by Norwegian occult artist Sindre Foss, and its imagery creates a foreshadowing of what you can expect to hear on the new release.
For those who can't wait, Dragged Into Sunlight has teamed up with Decibel magazine to give you a sneak peek of the entire album's artwork paired with over three minutes of new music. Check it out through Decibel here or below.
"Widowmaker" is set for a November 6th release on CD and MP3 and a November 13th release on vinyl and consists of three tracks that combine into 40 minutes of pure aural debauchery. The album was produced by Tom Dring in three sessions spanning the past three years and has been described by the band as "complete misery, depression, and isolation" akin to "snapping the bones of the weak and crushing their shrunken skulls." More...
Portugal's Malevolence is back after a 13 year hiatus to bring on seven tracks of extreme metal madness with new album "Antithetical."
To give fans a taste of what's to come, Malevolence recently released opening track "Slithering" over at bandcamp, and now we have scored an exclusive track-by-track breakdown and interview straight from the band. Front man Carlos Cariano offered the following explanations of the impending "Antithetical" experience: More...