Metal News for October 12, 2013
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Turisas has released a lyric video for "Piece By Piece," which can be viewed below. The track comes from new album "Turisas 2013" (reviewed here). The album was released September 3rd in North America and has the following track listing:
1. For Your Own Good
2. Ten More Miles
3. Piece by Piece
4. Into The Free
5. Run Bhang-Eater, Run!
6. Greek Fire
7. The Days Passed
8. No Good Story Ever Starts With Drinking Tea
9. We Ride Together More...
Award-winning San Diego power rock band Earthless released brand new album "From the Ages" on October 8th via Tee Pee Records.
The first new studio album from the trio since the release of 2007's "Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky," the hour-long double LP was recorded with producer Phil Manley (Trans Am, The Fucking Champs, SubArachnoid Space).
Now, Spin gives music fans an advance listen to the entire "From the Ages" album. Check it out at this location.
"We feel this is some of the strongest material that we have ever created and we cannot wait to get out there and share it with everyone in a live setting," said the band when asked for comment. Catch the band live:
October 17 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar
October 18 Sacramento, CA Harlow's
October 21 Seattle, WA El Corazon
October 22 Portland, OR Rotture
October 24 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
October 25 Oceanside, CA Royal Dive
October 26 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Following the release of “Furor Incarnatus” in early 2013, guitarist and producer Ola Englund quickly started writing for a new Feared album, which is now fully recorded and set for release on November 25th.
Titled "Vinter," the band’s fourth full-length record marks the debut of Jocke Skog, formerly of Clawfinger, on bass guitar who also handled the production work along with Ola Englund.
Check out the first single “Erased” in the player below. Here’s what Ola had to say about the new album:
“After Furor I quickly felt the need to show our fans that we are not resting, even though we are all working with our other bands. I’ve always felt that Feared is an ongoing experiment and with Vinter I feel like we've found our home. It's a dark and beautiful album, and I think we've all matured a lot from making it. Our new addition to the line-up, Jocke Skog has quickly adapted to Feared, as well as contributed a lot of input to the album."
Regarding Jocke Skog joining as new bass player, Ola complements: "I've always been an admirer of Jocke and one day it just occurred to me; why the hell haven't I asked him to join the band already? Jocke has so much musicality in him I know he will make a perfect fit in the band. He has already contributed so much to the production side of Feared, and now he's also going to crush it live with us." More...
Crucial Blast will release Theologian's "Some Things Have To Be Endured" on CD/digital this October 15th with a limited vinyl edition to follow shortly after. You can now stream the release below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Black Cavern Myopia
2. The Conjoined Deviant Procession
3. Writhing Corpus Landscape
4. Gore-Stained Ramparts
5. Like Love, Only Real
6. Grand Guignol
8. Welcome To The Golden Age Of Beggars More...
"Divided," the new EP by ItsTeeth and drummer Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour, ex-Periphery), is out now and can be streamed below or purchased at Bandcamp here.
ItsTeeth is the solo project of Jacob Belcher (Drop Dead Gorgeous), a guitarist who toured with Travis Orbin in Of Legends. Gabriel Riccio (The Gabriel Construct) contributes guest vocals to bonus vocal version of one song in addition to designing a mellotron intro & outro for the EP.
1. TDB 04:16
2. AKT 06:16
3. CKW 05:32
4. HLB 07:20 More...
French sludge/black metal band Deliverance has posted the song "Wilderness" online, which comes from the band's upcoming EP "Doomsday, Please." Check out the song in the player below, or find more info on the band at Facebook here.
Meek Is Murder drummer Frank Godla has teamed up with ModernDrummer.com to post a drum playthrough video and blog.
Read Godla's blog about the ergonomics of drumming at Modern Drummer, and you can watch a video below of him bashing through "Our Hope/Our Home," a never-before-heard track off the new Meek Is Murder album, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters."
The album, recorded and mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou, is out October 22nd (vinyl via Threshold of Pain Records, digital via the band). More...
Egyptian depressive black metal outfit Frostagrath has released the "Extinguishing The Flame Of Life" album online, which can be heard in the player below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. A Gate Of Inner Hate 08:28
2. Drowning In A Maze Of Mirrors 05:52
3. Questioning A Disharmonic Existence 06:52
4. Existence (Feat. Sayed Ragai) 08:25
5. Extinguishing The Flame Of Life 10:21
6. Escape Farewell Life ! 04:25
7. And Finally,The Death Caverns Will Carry Out My Soul (Re-Mastered) 16:16
8. The Prison Of Mirrors (Xasthur Cover) 08:08 More...
My Favorite Scar has posted a teaser clip online for the new album "Wide Awake, Pt 1." Check it out below. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. My Enemy
2. Time to Wake Up
3. The Great Deceiver
4. What a Waste You Are
5. Like a Loaded Gun
6. It's Not Love
7. Angel Eyes
Along Came A Spider has issued the following announcement about gearing up to enter the recording studio:
"We're working really hard on writing, after a year full of great experiences and sweet tours; so don't miss our last 3 shows of the year before we disappear into the studio for winter."
10/24 with He Is Legend @ Mojoes in Joliet IL
11/10 (OHIO Metalfest) with Asking Alexandria @ Wolstein Center of C.S.U.
12/6 with Protest The Hero @ The Agroa Theatre in Cleveland OH More...
Hellthrasher Productions has checked in with the following statement about releasing a new EP from Diskord next year:
"We are proud to announce our agreement with Diskord regarding further cooperation between the band and Hellthrasher.
"In the first quarter of 2014 we will release their upcoming, yet-untitled mini-album on CD (worldwide deal) and vinyl (worldwide deal except North America).
"The material will feature 6 brand new tracks clocking in at around 25 minutes. The band hits the studio in November. Stay tuned!"
For more info on Diskord, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Aeon recently split with the band's guitarist due to issues with losing money on tour. Aeon has now checked in with the following update about the band's status:
"Since some people are asking us if we will continue as a band or not after Daniel's departure, let's make it clear that we will continue to spread our dark music.
"We always knew that this point in our career would come. When we would be asked to tour more and more, but the touring does not cover the loss of income from our day jobs... and it is a very difficult point. With this band we do get paid, we just have to cut on our losses. But the rest of us still wanna give it a try!
"We still have faith that there is a need for some true death metal in this world! THE FIRE STILL BURNS!
"We will also be looking for a replacement for Daniel of course. More info on this will come soon. And we just got started working on our next album....how about that folks???"
The new Mooncry album, titled "A Mirror's Diary," is set to be released on December 6th, 2013. The cover artwork was handled by Uwe Jarlin, which can be viewed below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Burning Curtains
2. Puppet Crow
3. Defamed Pride
5. Reflections Of Lies
6. A Thousand Lives
7. Pictures Of Thee
8. The Beast Within Me
9. A Mirror`s Diary
10. Angel Of Darkness More...
Hailing from Bragança Paulista, Brazil is the crossover act Leptospirose. The band just uploaded the track "Tatuagem de Coqueiro" on youtube, which is playing below. This song will be the title track of the band's new record, which will be issued on the Brazilian label Laja Rex records sometime in November.
The video was filmed at the Hangar Musica & Cultura venue in Sao Paolo, and directed and edited by Fridériks Raulis Maudrum. Leptospirose will be playing at the Edem Skate Rock Festival at the Americana in Sao Paolo along with GBH, Ratos de Porao and four other bands on October 26th.
Argentine death metal maestros Eternal Grave are in the midst of the Gutural Forest Fest 2013 down in Cascallares Moreno along with 35 other brutal South American bands. Recently Eternal Grave issued its third release "Antologia de la Perversion," which is finally gaining distribution via Sevared Records in the US.
A few uploads from the album have made their way to youtube, such as "Crujen de Maderas," "Festival de Sangre" and "Secreto Profesional." Check out the latest upload for the track "Fuego Venereo" below.
New Jersey based slamming gore groove act Waking The Cadaver recently issued its third album "Real Life Death" via Amputated Vein Records. The band posted an upload of album track "Money Power Death," which you can view below. Two more tracks, "Life Lesson" and "Chased through the Woods by a Rapist," are streaming on the band's facebook page, along with a few live western US dates.
"The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence," the new album from Mumbai-based death metal outfit Reptilian Death, is now available on CD and digital formats. The disc is available for order through Old School Metal Records, with digital copies for sale at iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. A full list of outlets where the album can be purchased has been posted below.
As one of India's most brutal exports, Reptilian Death are hellbent on global domination. To aid in the band's quest, the folks at PureGrainAudio.com are streaming "The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence" in its entirety. To listen, visit this location, or listen below.
Boston death metallers Soul Remnants and Metal411.com have locked horns for the exclusive premiere of "No Afterlife," taken from the band's upcoming album "Black and Blood." A mere sampling of the intensity that is "Black and Blood," "No Afterlife" is now playing at this location, or below in the player. "Black and Blood" will be available via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on October 31st.
Hailing from the outskirts of Boston, Mass., Soul Remnants is a death metal quintet making a name for itself in the underground scene. The group began to form in 2003 with Thomas Preziosi on guitar (Year of Our Lord, Armory) and Mitch Fletcher on vocals. They aimed to combine the raw intensity of American death metal with Scandinavian black metal. After a number of demos, the debut album "Plague of the Universe" was self-released on December 11 2009.
"Enjoy the Filth," the second album from Swedish black metal band Wan, is out now on Sweden's Carnal Records. Equal parts filth and ferocity, the followup to 2010's "Wolves of the North" takes its cues from the early masters and twists it into a nightmare of sound all its own. Gun Shy Assassin is getting in on the action by posting an exclusive stream of the album's title track. Experience the evil at this location.
Death metal maniacs Harm finally crawl out of hell and present their long-awaited debut album "Cadaver Christi," which will be unleashed October 25 on FDA Rekotz. The cover artwork was created by the mighty Juanjo Castellano. Stream the promo video for "Cadaver Christi" below.
Harm was founded in October 2009 by Solfernus (Ex-Nebiros/Ex-Vulgar Degenerate), Stefan (Ex-Muerte/Ex-Gorerilla/Violation Domain), Fabian (Ex-Muerte/Ex-Gorerilla) and Barkley (Ex-Morvan/Ex-Gorerilla/Ex-Violation Domain). Five months later, the band recorded its first demo at Knicki Knacki Studios. Entitled "God Forgives... My Chainsaw Not!," the recording features eight tracks of kick-ass, old-school death metal. From there, Harm made a name for themselves by gigging around their native Berlin, Germany.
Fist-to-face Swedish Black Metal from Cursed 13's "Triumf" has been unleashed by Sweden's Carnal Records. The meaty 'n muscular "Triumf" contains 11 tracks spanning the period 1998 up to 2013. Featuring members of Domgard, Wan, and Spazmosity, Cursed 13 is nasty, brutish, and brilliant in its blackened purity.
While there are no re-recorded songs from the "Tearing the World Asunder" split with Domgard, several of the tracks on "Triumf" were originally intended for the never released "And Hell..." album. Bassist/vocalist and Unit Commander Heljarmadr (Domgard) explains the album's malicious content this way:
"The lyrical themes in Cursed 13 have always been based upon aggression, both the controlled and calculating hate as well as the blind fury. Cursed 13 acknowledges the ancient Scandinavian/European spirituality and mythology as the truth and holds the kin of Loke as the ones closest to heart. I am not an atheist and black metal is not just another form of music."
Plans for a gatefold vinyl LP release of "Triumf" are also in the works. Check out a promo video featuring album track "När Marorna Kallar" below. More...
Trucker Diablo released their third and riskiest single and video to date in "Maybe You're The One," taken from their Ripple Music release "Songs of Iron." A powerful ballad that retains the heaviness that the band is known for, but shows a more dynamic side that shows their diversity.
Ireland's dirty rock n' rollers Trucker Diablo gained a huge following after storming the stages of countless festivals this summer, giving their ever-growing legions of fans many chances to come out, rock out and party with the boys. The summer found the rowdy rockers sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Answer, Saxon, Michael Schenker, Magnum, FM and Anvil.
Now, debuting on Classicrockmagazine.com, check out the latest video from Trucker Diablo. See the video for "Maybe You're the One" at this location or below.
Listenable Records has inked a deal with Northwest U.S. stoner rock gurus Mos Generator. The band is currently working on a new record, which is scheduled for a spring 2014 release on Listenable Records. Mos Generator will tour Europe in support of the album in May.
The new material is said to be stretching the core sound of the band into some new and interesting directions. Guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed comments, "We always try and push the heavy rock sound into other areas. Sometimes it's forced and sometimes we are letting natural and honest influences enter the equation. On the new material we are letting ourselves be open to whatever comes along."
Mos Generator formed during the winter of 2000 in Port Orchard, WA from the ashes of a ten year off & on collaboration between it's three members, all of which are long time veterans of road and studio. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from the start and continues to be the foundation for all the bands recent material. Mos Generator have released five studio albums, a retrospective album, and a live album on such labels as Roadburn, Small Stone, Ripple, Nasoni, and Lay Bare.
Touring has been just as important to the profile of the band as making records has. Over the years Mos Generator has shared the stage with many great heavy rock bands and in March of 2013 they did a 26-date European tour with Saint Vitus, opening up a whole new fan base to the Mos Generator sound. On stage the band defines the word "chemistry". Revolving their sound around swagger and groove while improvising just enough to keep the songs feeling fresh from night to night...sometimes with interesting results. More...
Eclipse Records has inked a digital distribution deal for "Tomorrow" from German melodic death metallers Sapiency. The album will be released through digital outlets worldwide this November, the exact date being announced soon.
The follow up to the band's acclaimed 2010 debut "Fate's End," "Tomorrow" was released on CD format in March on Saol Music. The official music video for album track "Free Within" is now playing below. More...