Metal News for October 14, 2012
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13 news articles posted on this day.
The organisers of the British metal festival Bloodstock Open Air have announced that Danish heavy metal icon, King Diamond, will be one of the three headlining acts at next year's edition of the event. King and his cohorts will be closing the main stage on the first day of the festival, which will also include performances from German metal legends, Accept and Greek power metal outfit, Firewind, amongst other names yet to be announced.
Speaking on the band's performance at Bloodstock, King Diamond stated: "I'm looking so much forward to this, we all are. Finally back in England! The people at Bloodstock have gone the extra mile to make this possible, and will be expanding the stage to fit our full production. This is gonna be DARK and very HEAVY!"
The festival will take place from August 8th - 11th (no main stage performances on the 8th) and now features the following lineup, with many more bands to be announced:
King Diamond (Headliner)
Romanian power metal band Magica posted a new music video for the song "Center of the Great Unknown." The song is the title track of the band's latest LP, which was released on October 12, 2012 through AFM Records. The album is a concept is based on "The Diary of Admiral R. E. Byrd," and "Godess of Atvatabar" by author W. Bradshaw as well as "Beasts, Men and Gods" by F.A. Ossendowsky.
The track list for "Center of the Great Unknown" is as follows:
1. Center of the Great Unknown
3. King of the World
5. The Earth Is Young?
6. Step Into the Night
7. No Horizon
8. One Angry Gaia (streaming at this location)
9. Mark of Cain
10. Under the Auroras
11. Daca 2012 (Bonus Track)
Check out "Center of the Great Unknown" here: More...
MetalHanger18 has posted a new video interview online with Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett, which was conducted at the Thrashing Mania XII festival earlier this month. Check out the interview in the player available below.
U.K. act Dead Beyond Buried has released a new video clip for the track "Cold Black Stars," which comes off the band's third studio album "The Dark Era." You can watch the video below, and "The Dark Era" is available for free download over at the band's official website here. The album's track listing is:
1. Opening the Gates
2. The Rupturing
3. Spirit of the Void
4. Cold Black Stars
5. Shadows Consuming Spirits
8. Dripping Black Bile
9. The Dark Era
Inverse Records has issued the following announcement about Finnish act BloodRedSky releasing a new album in November:
"BloodRedSky is a 5-piece founded in 2008 in Pieksämäki, Eastern Finland. The band sails in the waters of metallic stoner rock and its music can be described as a combination of Kyuss, Danzig and Motörhead. BRS’ debut 'A Cross to Bear & Hell to Harness' will be released 23.11. through Inverse Records. The storm warning has been given!"
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Locked ‘n Loaded
4. A Hero to a Few
6. The Dead
8. Goblin King
9. Rolled the Bones
10. Skulltower More...
De Magia Veterum is returning with a fourth full-length album, titled "The Deification," which is due out October 22nd, 2012. You can now stream tracks from the album through Transcendental Creations at this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
4. Evoked In Poison
5. Shall Not Take Form
7. The Deification
India's Shades of Retribution has posted a new music video online for the track "Byortho," which can be viewed in the player below. You can also hear more music from Shades of Retribution at the band's official Facebook profile.
Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex has issued the following announcement about the band deciding to go on hiatus:
"Fans and Friends, first and for most, a sincere thank you is in order to our fans and friends across the world. Without your support and passion, we are nothing.
"As of now, Carnifex is in a state of suspended animation. The reasons for this are many and complicated. Let me be clear in saying that Shawn, Cory, Ryan, Fred and I (Scott) are all still members of Carnifex. Let me also be clear in saying that although the future is very uncertain, I can say with optimism, that this is not farewell, but rather, until we meet again.
"Carnifex is now retreating into the obscurity we once came from. Be certain that us as individuals and as band mates have a true love for this band. Our desire to create our brand of art and music has never been about trends or money. These things will not decide our future.
"We invite you to join us live, for the last time in the foreseeable future. We will be making these select dates as memorable as possible and look forward to seeing you there."
Dec. 21 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA Mainstage
Dec. 22 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec. 23 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
Visions will be releasing the band's new EP "Demur" as a free download tomorrow, October 15th, 2012. To give fans a taste of what's to come, Visions has now released another song online for streaming.
Give "Drowned By Habit" a listen through the YouTube player below. If you want to hear more from the band, check out the previously posted "Breaking Away" track at this location.
Billings, MT based metal act Fallen Is Babylon has posted a new song online titled "Vital Awakening," which is the fourth song off of the band's debut album "Prevent : Horizon." Check out the song below, or find more on Fallen Is Babylon over at Facebook here.
Finnish act Deathmarched is going to release the band's debut full-length album "Spearhead of Iron" through Violent Journey Records this coming December 7th, 2012. According to press release, the album includes "11 songs of pure old school death metal influenced by Sodom,Venom and Asphyx." Violent Journey also commented:
"This destructive metal attack will be available to you from the soldiers of Deathmarched
which was formed in 2009 and assembled from the ruins of Putried and God Forsaken. Later
bassist Esa Pennala (BLOODRIDE) joined in to complete the warheads of Deathmarched. The album was recorded and mixed and mastered by Panu Posti at soundwall and Posti Studios.
Produced by Juha Kujanen. Cover art and layout was done by Juha Vuorma. All songs written by
Deathmarched ("Eve Of The Battle" by Panu Posti)."
The track listing is:
01. Eve Of The Battle (Intro)
02. Go War
03. Open Fire!
04. Death Master
05. In The Gory Fields Of Death
06. Iron Coffins
07. Sonderkommando III
10. The Witch Of Horror
11. Deathmarched More...
Poland's Widek is streaming a new track online title "Enter Through the Sun," which can be heard below. The band also commented:
"Bonus track from the upcoming 'Skylight' album: Hi guys, check out 'Enter Through The Sun' with special guest appearance of Matthieu Romarin (Uneven Structure vocalist). He did a fantastic job! Thanks Matt! Share the link with your friends if you wanna help, cheers!" More...
Tad - such a little name for such a large and imposing guy. But Tad always kept it short, even in his song and album titles. Back in the early eighties, the former 300 lb. butcher/lumberjack was a big fish in the small town of Nampa, Idaho. Even Boise was overwhelmed by him, so he took his love of underground music even further westward and settled in Seattle. By 1987, Thomas 'Tad' Doyle helped pioneer the pacific northwest grunge genre. Creating his eponymous band Tad, Doyle's interpretation of grunge had more in common with the metal side of things like the Melvins, whereas his cohorts in the scene like Cat Butt or Mudhoney took the more garage/punk approach.
Tad Doyle had assembled his veritable grunge band from guys he knew in the scene. His band H-Hour had played with bassist Kurt Danielson's group Bundle Of Hiss, and he knew drummer Steve Weid from Skinyard and guitarist Gary Thorstensen from Treeclimbers. The 1987 debut Sub Pop single "Daisy/Ritual Device" by Tad was one of the earliest singles on that label. Produced by Jack Endino, it helped usher in an era of those classic singles on that label. Back in the day, it was an event to see which single Sub Pop would release every month. That release was followed by Tad's debut album (eventually called "God's Balls") in 1989, also produced by Endino. The great cover shot of the band shows Tad sporting a wristwatch, and if you look closely at that Texas Instruments styled timepiece you can distinctly see that it says "Tad." More...