Metal News for October 14, 2011
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Mexico City ancestral metalcore band Muluc Pax has released an official video for it's new song "Between Two Mirrors." The track is from their recent LP "Suut Ki'in." To listen to more material from the band, check out it's MySpace page. More...
NunFuckRitual is set to release its debut album "In Bondage to the Serpent" this Tuesday, October 18th. Playing a style focusing on the slower elements of black metal, NunFuckRitual consists of Teloch (Nidingr, Mayhem), Espen T. Hangård (Killl, Noplacetohide), Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault, S.O.D., Anthrax) and Andreas Johnson (Tyrant, The Black).
"In Bondage to the Serpent" was recorded in Norway and upstate New York, produced by Teloch, recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (DHG). The album includes guest vocal by Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Sunn O))), Aborym) and Ravn (1349). The group hired Christian Sloan (Danzig, Slayer, King Diamond) to illustrate the album's cover art.
The "In Bondage to the Serpent" track listing is as follows:
2. Komodo Dragon, Mother Queen
4. Cursed Virgin, Pregnant Whore
6. In Bondage To The Serpent
Des Moines' own Dead Horse Trauma has taken a huge leap forward in sound with the band's sophomore full-length "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus" (reviewed here), providing another ten tracks of headbanging, groove-laden sound.
After the release of the album, vocalist Eric Davidson, guitarist Seth Peters, and drummer Jason Handy corresponded with Metalunderground.com to get us up to speed on what's going on with the band. Below you can find the members of Dead Horse Trauma discussing their growth as a band, recording the new album, shooting a music video, and gearing up to hit the road with American Head Charge. More...
Descending is set to release the new album "New Death Celebrity" on October 28th, 2011 via Massacre Records. A teaser trailer for the album has now been posted online and can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows:
1. No Other Gods Before Me
2. Suicide Promise
3. Until I Generate
4. How Much This Life Weights?
5. I Keep Returning
6. The Energy
7. Shared Planet
8. Escape The Mirror
9. The Ghost Of Nation Past
10. Path To Healing
Thrash/death metal outfit Abomination has unveiled a trailer for an upcoming collection of the band's early works, which is set for release on November 4th, 2011. Check out the clip below.
Over 20 years after the release of the group's self-titled debut, U.S. based Abomination (featuring Paul Speckmann) will re-release “Abomination” (1990) and “Tragedy Strikes” (1991) as well as multiple rare demo recordings plus the “The Final War” EP.
Arms of the Sun has announced Chris Ivey will be joining the the band as the replacement for Rex Brown. The band played its first show with Chris Ivey on Forth Worth, Texas last night. Arms of the Sun's Lance Harvill commented on the lineup change:
"After jamming with and listening to many different bass players from all over the country for the last eight months we are pleased to announce Chris Ivey as Arms Of the Sun's new bass player.
"His previous band, Early Pearl had just broken up a few months before so it was perfect timing. He's a killer player who gets our sound and does a great job of nailing Rex's parts from the album.
"We are really looking forward to getting in the studio with him to work on the new stuff for our second release in 2012. Ivey is an all around great musician and easy dude to get along with and we are stoked to have him onboard."
Tommaso Riccardi (Fleshgod Apocalypse), Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka (Decapitated) and Bill Robinson (Decrepit Birth) have posted a video clip online inviting fans to their North American tour.
You can check out the clip below, or find dates for the tour by heading over to the Fleshgod Apocalypse Facebook profile here.
Symphonic Celtic death metallers Bolero will be joining Russian pagan metal band Arkona for two Canadian dates in Toronto on November 12th and Ottawa on November 14th.
In welcoming the Russian pagan metal act to Canada, Bolero has posted the track "O'Hail To The Northlander" for free download at this location. The track is from Bolero's debut full length "Voyage From Vinland," released earlier this year.
The upcoming Bolero tour dates are as follows:
Saturday November 12th - Toronto @ The Annex Wreckroom with Arkona and Talamyus
Monday November 14th - Ottawa @ Mavericks with Arkona, Talamyus and Sonburst
Saturday, November 26 - Montreal @ Club Saphir with Aegnymist
You can also check out the band's "Pints Held High" music video in the player below. More...
Metal Injection correspondent Aline recently landed an exclusive in-depth interview with Ravn and Frost of 1349 while in Oslo, Norway. You can check out the first part of the interview in the clip below, or find the next part in the series at this location.
Christchurch based act Form and the Void has posted drum cam footage online of Manu Francois performing "Bane Of The Sapien." You can find the video clip below, or find more information on Form and the Void at the band's Facebook profile here.
Italy's S.R.L. has posted a new making-of clip from the recording of the band's new album "De Humana Maiestate." You can check out the drum recording clip in the player below, or find more details on S.R.L. by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Medellin, Colombia doom/death band Lost In Darkness has finally released an official video for the track "Mater Lachrymorum" from their "Acanto: Ignis Profanus" EP, which should be re-released outside of South America on Salute Records by the beginning of next year. More...
Northeast Ohio-based metallers Wretch have announced the addition of second guitarist Mike Stephenson to the group’s ranks. Shaun Vanek (Eternal Legacy) had been filling this role on a part-time basis the past couple of years but was unable to continue due to his busy schedule and other commitments.
Stephenson will make his live debut on October 16 when Wretch open "The Frets of Fury” tour with Firewind, Arsis, White Wizzard, and Nightrage at Peabody’s Concert Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
“I'm very excited to play with Wretch,” says Stephenson. “I actually haven't been active in any bands since the early 90’s. When the whole grunge scene made it look like it killed metal, I sold my equipment and walked away. But I should have known you can't kill the metal!
“When I read the announcement that Wretch was looking for another guitarist, I jokingly contacted Nick (Giannakos) and told him I was interested. After we both thought about it a bit, it actually made sense. Nick taught me how to play guitar back in the 80’s and we actually played together in a band called Castle Black in the 90’s with Tim Frederick. When I showed up for the first practice, things snapped right into place. And of course, I love Wretch's brand of pure, straight-ahead unadulterated power metal.” More...
Following Absu’s previously announced upcoming North American and European live abominations confirmed this Autumn, January 2012 will see the mythological occult metal group performing on Australian soil for the first time, headlining the Connexus Conjuration Tour.
Australian audiences will be treated to four special shows on this upcoming tour; one each in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. Absu will bring support from Portal and Ruins. Absu confirmed live rituals:
10/22/2011 Bonds 007 Rock Bar – San Antonio, TX
10/29/2011 Aurora Infernalis Festival – Driel, Netherlands
11/10/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Infernal Stronghold
11/11/2011 Club Europa – Brooklyn, NY w/ Infernal Stronghold
11/12/2011 Reverb – Reading, PA w/ Infernal Stronghold, In Ruins, Horde of the Eclipse
11/13/2011 Wonderland Ballroom – Revere, MA w/ Infernal Stronghold
11/26/2011 Messe des Morts Festival – Montreal, QC
Australian Connexus Conjuration Tour:
1/12/2012 The Globe – Brisbane
1/13/2012 Sandringham Hotel – Sydney @ Conjuration Fest
1/14/2012 The East Brunswick Club – Melbourne @ Conjuration Fest
1/15/2012 The Brisbane Hotel – Hobart
Absu’s sixth full-length, "Abzu" (reviewed here) was officially released this week via Candlelight Records.
Long running San Antonio cable metal show, Robb's Metal Works conducted a video interview with Aaron Mendiola about his forthcoming Goregrowler's Ball Festival, held in San Antonio, Texas in November. The two discuss how Mendiola put together the lineup, the schedule, ticket details and what he has in store for 2012. Watch the first part of the interview below.
Dark Suns will be releasing the "Orange" album on November 25th, 2011, and the band has now posted a teaser trailer online for the release, which can be viewed below. The cover artwork is available here, and the track listing is as follows:
2. Eight Quiet Minutes
5. Not Enough Fingers
7. That Is Why They All Hate You in Hell
John Arch and Jim Matheos have a history that dates back to the early eighties. Matheos’ guitar play and Arch’s vocals define the initial period of Fates Warning. While Arch stepped away from microphone duties for Fates—Ray Alder stepped in, his relationship with Matheos did not end. Along with long-standing Fates Warning bassist, Joey Vera and ex-Dream Theater drum legend Mike Portnoy; the two rejoined for John Arch’s solo project and released “A Twist of Fate” in 2003.
Fast forward eight years later and these renowned power/prog players once again step into the studio. “Sympathetic Resonance,” (read the review ) the first recording under the Arch/Matheos banner reveals chemistry cultivated through a relationship of nearly thirty years. The Fates Warning fans who have waited seven years for a new record will rejoice in “Sympathetic Resonance.” Matheos’ first three songs were originally written as Fates tunes, and the other positions are manned by Fates Warning, so in many ways this is a Fates Warning record, it just bears a different name and the group’s past singer.
With overtly positive feedback from press and fans alike, “Sympathetic Resonance” will surely go down as progressive metal necessity. Guitarist Jim Matheos spoke to Metal Underground on the phone about forming the group, recording the album and future live appearances. More...
Winds of Plague has posted a series of video clips online from the band's trek to Japan. You can check out the first clip below, and the rest are available after the jump.
Metalunderground.com currently has two giveaways going through the end of the month:
The first giveaway contains our biggest prize to date: a Dean Baby ML guitar in powder black, courtesy of Evil United. You can enter here to win the guitar (USA only) or one of several other prize packs (available world-wide). You can enter to win here.
The second is a Halloween Costume contest from Autumns Eyes, the one-man band of contributor Dan Mitchell, that Metalunderground.com is sponsoring. Dan is accepting photo submissions for the Halloween Costume contest. You can also visit him this weekend (October 14-16th) at the Autumns Eyes booth at the Rock and Shock Horror Movie and Heavy Metal Convention in Worcester, MA to get your picture taken to enter to win one of the eight prize packs (including Metalunderground.com merch and the Type O Negative tribute, and pick up some Metalunderground.com stickers while you're there.
Dan will be posting live updates from Rock and Shock on twitter @autumnseyes and reporting on the even for Metalunderground.com.
Update: The Halloween costume contest winners have been announced (and can be seen) here.
Legendary traditional metal band Riot is streaming the new track "Still Your Man" from the forthcoming LP "Immortal Soul" The LP is scheduled for release on October 26, 2011 (Scandinavia), October 28, 2011 (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and October 31, 2011 (rest of Europe) and November 22, 2011 (North American) through Streamhammer/SPV.
The track listing for "Immortal Soul" is:
Here's the tracklist of the disc:
2. Still Your Man
4. Wings Are For Angels
5. Fall Before Me
6. Sins Of The Father
8. Immortal Soul
10. Whiskey Man
Check out the song here:
Melodic death metal artists Arsis posted a video of bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS inviting fans to the band's "Frets Of Fury" tour with Firewind, White Wizzard and Nightrage. Tour dates are posted below.
Check out the video here:
Italian power metal band Arthemis announced the band's new drummer Paolo Caridi (Killing Touch) on its official Facebook Page. The announcement reads:
"ARTHEMIS are proud to introduce you to our new a-m-a-z-i-n-g drummer Paul Grinder ( Paolo Caridi )! The new killer line-up will be on stage tonight at “Woodstock Live Club”! Get ready to bang your head Metalheads, ARTHEMIS will be on tour in Spain and UK soon and in between the two legs of the tour the band will hit the recording studio to start recording 11 songs of their brand new face-melting album! We feel so powerful and can’t wait to tour and record with Paul who is such a fantastic musician and above all a brother in METAAAAL!"
Ozzy Osbourne has just released his self-help book "Trust Me I'm Dr. Ozzy," and is currently in Riverside today on the book signing circuit. Yesterday he appeared on the Today show and was interviewed by Jenna Bush-Hager, daughter of former president George W. Bush. Below is the video of the interview.
Dutch symphonic metal band Nemesea is streaming the new track "Afterlife" from the forthcoming LP "The Quiet Resistance." The new LP is due out November 16, 20111 (ESP/FIN/SWE), November 18, 2011 (GER/AT/CH/ Benelux/ITA), November 21, 2011 (Rest of Europe) and November 22, 2011 (USA/CAN) through Napalm Records.
The song can be heard on the band's Facebook Page ("Like" Required).
The track listing for "The Quiet Resistance" is as follows:
1. The Quiet Resistance
2. Caught In The Middle
5. If You Could
6. High Enough
8. It's Over
9. I Live
10. Stay With Me
12. Release Me
Italian gothic band Lacuna Coil is streaming the first single "Trip The Darkness" from the band's forthcoming LP "Dark Adrenaline." The full album is expected to be released at the end of January 2012 through Century Media Records.
The band also announced the following string of dates in the U.K. with October File in support:
Nov 05 - (UK) Institute Library, Birmingham
Nov 20 - (UK) Colchester Arts Center, Colchester
Nov 22 - (UK) ULU, London,
Nov 23 - (UK) Oxford, United Kingdom
Check out the video here:
Epica has checked in with the following announcement about the release date for the band's new album, as well as details on a record release show:
"The 9th of March 2012, the new CD of Epica will be in stores and Epica will present the new album with a big show. 013 in Tilburg (cap. 2000) - the Netherlands, will be the place to be. If you want to be there, don't hesitate too long as the tickets for this big show are limited."
For further details on Epica, and to hear songs available for streaming online, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Adimiron will join the last part of the "Sign of Hell Tour 2011," supporting the black metal masters Gorgoroth and the legendary Vader during the first two weeks of December. Details are as follows:
06.12.2011 (MAC) Skopje / Havana
08.12.2011 (SLO) Ljubljana / Menza Pri Koritu
09.12.2011 (ITA) Roma / Init Club
10.12.2011 (ITA) Pinarella di Cervia / Rockplanet
11.12.2011 (FR) Montpellier / Secret Place
13.12.2011 (POR) Porto / Hard Club
14.12.2011 (POR) Lisboa / Cine Teatro Corroios
15.12.2011 (SP) Sevilla / Fanatic
16.12.2011 (SP) Valencia / Rock City
17.12.2011 (SP) Barcelona / Mephisto
The Bones is back in the recording studio working on a new full-length album, which will be released in 2012 through Century Media Records. You can check out the first in-studio clip from the band in the player below.
Iced Earth is set to release the new album "Dystopia" on October 17th, 2011 (EU) and October 18th, 2011 (North America) through Century Media Records. The band has now posted a new teaser trailer for the album online, which can be viewed below. You can also find the band's latest in-studio video from the recording of "Dystopia" at this location.
Track listing for "Dystopia" is as follows:
3. Days of Rage
4. Soilent Green
6. Boiling Point
7. Anguish of Youth
8. Iron Will
9. Dark City
10. End of Innocence
12. Tragedy & Triumph
Netherbird has announced the "Abysmal Allure" EP will be released through Scarecrow Recordings on December 1st, 2011 on digital and limited edition CD formats. The track listing is as follows:
1. Myosotis Scorpioides (intro)
2. Abysmal Allure
3. Swedish Sadness (Sorrow's My Vessel)
4. Born Defiant
German instrumental pyschedelic rock band My Sleeping Karma is the latest addition to the Napalm Records roster. Fans should have their lava lamps and incense sticks ready to go, as something big is coming your way from the band. The band also commented on signing to Napalm Records:
"My Sleeping Karma is very thankful and excited for the opportunity to work with one of the most important record labels in the independent heavy/rock scene. During several meetings, Napalm's representatives always gave us the feeling of real understanding in My Sleeping Karma's musical journey.
"We were impressed by their open-minded thinking, as it is surely not usual to give an instrumental psychedelic rock band a chance. The band wants to extend a big thank you to all the people supporting us over the years. This step would not have been possible for us without you!"
More information on My Sleeping Karma can be found through the band's website at this location.
The Way of Purity has issued the following update about the progress of the band's new full-length album:
"Announcement: the album is being mixed now but the first song is ready and mastered for your pleasure. The cover artwork is ready as well.
"Just give us this week end to work on the band-photos and we'll post everything online. Talk to you next week for the announcement of the great day."
The Way of Purity will also be touring with Negura Bunget next year. Full details on the run are available at this location.
Arguably Colombia's oldest thrash metal band, Neurosis Inc. is back with a new five-song EP "The Horror of Chernobyl." You can listen to song previews for it at the eLoud site, which also features comprehensive previews from other leading South American bands. Below is one of Neurosis Inc.'s earlier music videos. More...
Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie announced its very own festival "Eluveite and Friends" to be held on December 30, 2011 at the Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Ticket information can be found at this location.
The complete billing for the show:
Muncie, Indiana noise thrashers MAAX are releasing their new album "Unholy Rock & Roll," which will contain eleven tracks. They have officially welcomed a new member, drummer Dave Dalton (Legion, Ratzkrieg, SoSayeth) into the band. MAAX will be performing at the Goregrowler's Ball in San Antonio, TX (to take place Nov. 18-20) along with Internal Bleeding, Hirax and Brutal Truth.
Estonian folk metal band Metsatöll posted a new music video for the song "Küü," which appears on the forthcoming album "Ulg." The album is due for release on November 1, 2011 through Spinefarm Records.
The track listing for "Ulg" is:
4. Muhu õud
5. Kivine Maa
Check out the video here:
Swedish death metal veterans Uncanny will enter the studio today to record two new songs scheduled to be released on an upcoming 7" through Dark Descent Records. These two tracks are the first new material from Uncanny since 1994's Splenium for Nyktophobia album. The album for this new material will have the same lineup that appeared for a one-off appearance for the release of the Swedish Death Metal book.
Kill Ritual is streaming the title track of the band's forthcoming release "The Serpentine Ritual" (heard below). The band features former Imagika guitarist Steve Rice, Doom Society drummer Wayne De Vecchi, Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti and Dark Angel bassist Danyael Williams. The album was mixed by Andy LaRocque in Sweden, who also guests on the song "Coat of Blood." The band is planning a 2012 release date, but are currently seeking a label to support it.
The track listing for "The Serpentine Ritual" is:
1. The Serpentine Ritual
2. Torn Down
3. Time To Kill
5. Old School Thrasher
6. Coat Of Blood
7. Cold Hard Floor
8. Law Of The Land
9. The Day The World Dies
10. Prisoner Of The Flesh
Nightwish mainman Tuomas Holopainen was interviewed on Finnish TV recently and discussed the band's new LP "Imaginaerum." Holopainen explains the writing process as writing a movie soundtrack when no movie exists. The long awaited album is scheduled for release on November 30, 2011 (Finland), December 2, 2011 (EU) and January 12, 2012 (North America).
Check out the interview here:
Canadian speed metal band Metalian has signed with Heavy Artillery Records. The band recently released a split single "Tundrastruck" with fellow country mates Sanktuary and Dark Moor in June of this year. The first album for Heavy Artillery Records will be the follow up to the band's full length debut in 2009, "The Conquering."
Heavy Artillery announced the signing with the following post on its official Facebook Page: "In the ongoing effort to scour the ends of the earth for the best new talent that traditional metal has to offer, Heavy Artillery Records are very proud to announce the signing of Montreal, Quebec-based hard rock trio METALIAN."
Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst has been confirmed to star in a new sitcom which will air on CBS, tentatively entitled, "Douchebag." The program will be written by Matthew Carlson, who has previously worked on such shows as Malcolm In The Middle, and will centre around a high profile rock star who is trying to trying to juggle both fame and family. The show is expected to air sometime next year.
In support of our "Pinktober" charity campaign to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer, Within Temptation will perform an exclusive acoustic set at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne, Germany on November 17, 2011.
The show will be followed by a signing session. Tickets for this event will be sold exclusively at Hard Rock Cafe's Rock Shop in Cologne for €10.
Legendary doom metal masters Candlemass have inked a deal with Austria's Napalm Records, and the band is currently writing material for a final album. An announcement from Napalm Records reads as follows:
"Napalm Records is very proud to announce that the legendary Swedish doom metal legend Candlemass has joined their ranks. The band is currently working on material for their farewell album, which is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2012 release."
Candlemass commented on the signing: "Now it is official, Swedish doom 'meisters' Candlemass have signed with Austrian Napalm Records for their 11th and last studio album. The band is very happy and excited about this and are looking forward to work with such a great and growing label as Napalm, home of cool bands like Monster Magnet, Karma To Burn, and Isole."
More details on the final studio release are expected soon.
Swedish rockers, Crashdiet (Simon Cruz/vocals, Peter London/bass guitar, Martin Sweet/lead guitar, and Eric Young/drums), are reissuing their 2010 Generation Wild album and will include an extra track named Hollywood Teaze. They have also created a video (see below and note the one stripper pole scene just to make sure you are paying attention) so what a perfect time to look at the first video, the title track from Generation Wild that was deemed too obscene for MTV. More...
It's almost another weekend and time for more metal tracks to check out on the Rock Band Network. This week the Xbox 360 version gets new songs from August Burns Red, Ethereal Collapse, and Misery Index, while the PS3 edition will see tracks next week from Emery and Veil of Maya.
The following songs are now available for the Xbox 360 through the Rock Band Network:
August Burns Red - "Internal Cannon" (160 MSP)
August Burns Red - "Internal Cannon (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category II: Discovering the Absolute" (80 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category II: Discovering the Absolute (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Misery Index - "The Carrion Call" (160 MSP)
These tracks hit the PS3 on Tuesday, 10/18/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 10/19/2011 (Europe):
"The Cheval Glass" - Emery ($1.99)
"Namaste" - Veil of Maya ($1.99)
Brazilian act Code 3-7 has posted a new, untitled song online for streaming. You can check out the new track below, or find Code 3-7's previously uploaded Lady Gaga cover by heading over to this location.
Nerd Fest, a night of medieval fantasy, returns to Vancouver on November 19th at the Rickshaw Theatre with local folk metal clans Scythia, Eye Of Odin, and Celestial Ruin. Scythia will be headlining the fest after the band released second studio album "...Of Exile" last month.
Fantasy metal won't be the only entertainment at Nerd Fest; the festival also incorporates everything from sword fighting, tattoo artistry, burlesque dancing, fantasy multimedia, a costume contest and a multitude of vendors whom will be present to showcase their unique local-made crafts for medieval enthusiasts. Tickets are available here.
Dave Khan vocalist/guitarist of Scythia and one of the event organizers of Nerd Fest commented on what fantasy fans can expect: "Nerd Fest is a night dedicated to celebrating our love for all things fantasy. And we will celebrate by making it sexy with burlesque and cool with some really prominent local fantasy bands. We are really stoked to be putting on a multimedia variety night with a theme. It's been a blast organizing it because it's been really easy to garner support. The idea seems like something that really resonates with the sponsors and performers that we are recruiting."
Event details are as follows:
Saturday, November 19, 2011 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The Rickshaw Theatre
254 E Hastings
Vancouver BC (Downtown)
Min. Age: 19+
Dress Code: Costume preferred
Cradle of Filth has posted a second teaser clip online from the documentary portion of the "Evermore Darkly..." CD+DVD, which is due out on October 18th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast USA and October 24th (Europe) via Peaceville Records. The clip is available below.