Metal News for October 15, 2011
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24 news articles posted on this day.
Just northwest of New Orleans is our capital city of Baton Rouge. Lately, they’ve been getting plenty of good metal shows like Crowbar, Thou, and now Goatwhore, who played a special set for this this show. Four bands came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the cornerstone albums of the metal world; Slayer’s album "Reign in Blood" which was released October 7th, 1986. To add to the festivities, there was Slayer cookie cake and I made some slain cupcakes with fondant knives piercing the spicy chocolate cupcakes that bled strawberry syrup. Confections aside, the show was more like a party than a concert. Even some regular New Orleans folk made the trek out for the occasion. I was able to film Goatwhore’s set which can be seen in two parts below. More...
“Dark Passenger,” the second single from Oklahoma death metal band Dischordia's new EP, "Creator, Destroyer," is now streaming online through the player below.
The release of this single coincides with "Creator, Destroyer" becoming available for online purchase at Dischordia's Bandcamp page and the official CD launch event in Oklahoma City on October 15th, details of which can be found here.
Melbourne’s Ne Obliviscaris has unveiled a new song online titled "And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope," which is taken from the band's debut album "Portal Of I." The album was mixed and mastered by the world renowned Jen Bogren, famous for his work with bands such as Opeth, Katatonia, Ihsahn & Devin Townsend. You can check out the track in the player below or by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Voices of Destiny is in the process recording a new album and has now posted a new in-studio video clip, which can be viewed below. You can also find a previously posted studio clip by navigating your browser here.
Children of Bodom is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, which takes place from January 23rd - 27th, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas.” So far 28 out of 40 bands have been confirmed, and the currently announced list is as follows:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
MY DYING BRIDE
Blue Springs, Missouri based act Aerodyne Flex has posted a new song online titled "Requiem," which can be heard in the player below. You can also find more details on Aerodyne Flex by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
While She Sleeps has posted more footage from the road from the band's headlining U.K. tour with Bury Tomorrow and Feed the Rhino. You can check out the video tour diary from the band's London stop in the player below.
Finland's Code for Silence has issued the following announcement about shooting a new music video tomorrow in Jyväskylä and seeking fans as extras:
"So it's time to shoot some music video tomorrow @ Pub Katse (Jyväskylä)! If you wish to be part of this forthcoming video and have a nice Sunday with us please arrive at 2pm to the front door.
"First director Mr. Anssi Korhonen talks about the script and casting and pretty soon after that it's 'Action,' so please be on time! See you tomorrow!"
Further details on Code For Silence can be found by heading over to the band's official Facebook profile.
Australia's Northlane has posted the song "Dispossession" online, which can be heard in the player below. "Dispossession" is taken from the band's upcoming album "Discoveries," set to drop on November 11th, 2011.
Ontario's Ascariasis has checked in with the following update about the release of an upcoming EP:
"As many of you know we had initially planned to release a full length record by fall of this year, however for various reasons such as the ungodly burden of self producing an entire record with a budget of $0, balancing that with college, relationships, and above all trying to remain moderately sane... we've decided to go a different route.
"Within the coming weeks we will be re-recording five tracks for a forthcoming EP, 'Ocean of Colour' slated for release by the end of 2011. There's no set date for release yet, but to put things into perspective - guitars are already done, drums are almost finished and bass and vocals will be tracked over the next month or so. The album is still being primarily self produced, this is just much more practical and our resources have since improved exponentionally. Also, artwork has almost been completed by Valnoir Mortasonge (The Black Dahlia Murder, Morbid Angel, Ulver). Believe us when we say it will be worth the wait.
"Not the official order, but the finalized track listing will be - Shatter, Torchbearer, Eleven, Carving the Empire and of course Ocean of Colour.
"Oh also, we'll have an album single ready for you guys within a month, as well as a bunch of dumb videos of us dicking around over some previews. Also, someone take us on tour. Also also, labels give us money please."
You can find a teaser trailer for the "Ocean of Colour" EP by navigating over to this location.
Footage has been posted online of Pagan's Mind performing the "Eyes of Fire" song live, with Michael Eriksen of Circus Maximus filling in on vocals for Nils K. Rue. You can check out the clip in the player below.
Archaic Eclipse has checked in with the following update about the release of a compilation titled "The Archaic Years:"
"Hey everyone, we have spent the better part of this year filling our line-up, and then getting the band ready for shows! Also we have been working on our recording set-up so we can get some new material out to our fans! Expect a single soon that we will make as a free download!
"Also we will have a release date for our 3 demo compilation 'The Archaic Years' soon that will be a hard copy CD as well as some t-shirts and other merch! And we have currently started the writing process for our first full length album.
"As always, thank you all for your unwavering support!! You all have been a constant source of motivation and inspiration that keeps us going! and for that we are extremely grateful!"
U.S. metalcore act We Came As Romans has announced a European co-headline run for early 2012 in support of the band's "Understanding What We've Grown To Be" release. The trek with Alesana, IWrestledABearOnce, and Glamour of the Kill has the following dates:
13.01.12 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
14.01.12 Germany Jena @ F-Haus
15.01.12 Germany Aschaffenburg @ Colos Saal
16.01.12 France Paris @ Divan Du monde
17.01.12 France Lyon @ MJC O Totem
18.01.12 Switzerland Zürich @ Abart
19.01.12 Italy Cesena @ Vidia
20.01.12 Austria Wien @ WUK
21.01.12 Germany München @ Backstage
22.01.12 Czech Rep Prague @ Rock Cafe
23.01.12 Germany Berlin @ Columbia Club
24.01.12 Germany Münster @ Sputnikhalle
25.01.12 Germany Hamburg @ Knust
26.01.12 Sweden Malmö @ KB
27.01.12 Sweden Gothenburg @ Brewhouse
28.01.12 Sweden Stockholm @ Klubben
29.01.12 Day Off
30.01.12 Finland Helsinki @ Nosturi
31.01.12 Day Off
01.02.12 Denmark Copenhagen @ The Rock
02.02.12 Holland Amsterdam @ Melkweg
03.02.12 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
04.02.12 Belgium Antwerp @ Trix
05.02.12 UK Cardiff @ CF10
06.02.12 UK Birmingham @ The Library
07.02.12 UK Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
08.02.12 UK Glasgow @ King Tut's
09.02.12 UK Manchester @ Academy 2
10.02.12 UK London @ Electric Ballroom
11.02.12 UK Norwich @ Waterfront
12.02.12 UK Brighton @ Concord 2
Saxon has posted two new tour video diaries online from the band's North American shows. Below you can find footage from the Toronto and Texas stops of the tour earlier this month.
Visions Of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about shooting a live DVD and releasing a new EP:
"Our new EP 'Maria Magdalena' is set to be released on October 21st! So go to Amazon, the Napalm Records Store or any other source and already preorder your copy now!
"Besides that we will play at MFVF Belgium on October 23rd a co-headlining show with Therion, Stream of Passion and many more and we will produce our very first live DVD ever!
"In our music player you can find a full-length Version of the title track 'Maria Magdalena' of our upcoming EP! Enjoy! Please spread the word, all the best and thx for your support!"
Prehispanic black metal band Xipe Totek Kalpul, from Mexico City, will be releasing it's debut album "Uitsnauatlampaj" shortly and has posted this promo clip for it. The band already has an EP to it's credit, which can be streamed on it's MySpace page. More...
Polish act J.D. Overdrive has issued the following statement about the band's October 28th show being canceled:
"Bad news – for reasons beyond our control we're forced to cancel the show in Bedzin on October 28th. Turns out that the owner totally forgot about our concert and planned a Heloween party for that date... That's what you call professional. Sorry to everyone who wanted to see us and Ebola Cereal at Parapet that night."
J.D. Overdrive released the "Sex, Whiskey and Southern Blood" album earlier this year, and samples are available online for streaming through the band's MySpace music page.
Hexfire's debut album "The Fire of Redemption" will be released on November 8th (USA) and November 11th (Europe & Asia) via Nightmare Records & Sony/Red Distribution. The band is now streaming samples from each of the songs on the album online through Amazon.com. Head over here to check out the sample tracks.
2. Don't Believe
3. Never Learn
4. Wicked Men
5. The Time Has Come
6. The False Prophet
7. Restless Wanderer
8. The Bridge of Fire
9. Cry of the Faithful Man
Myrath posted a new music video for the song "Merciless Times," which appears on the band's latest LP "Tales of the Sands." The album was released on October 11, 2011 through Nightmare Records. The album was reviewed by Metal Underground at this location.
Check out the video here:
The latest entrant into the realm of Pantera memoirs is former bassist Rex (Rockhead) Brown, who will team up with De Capo Press to put out "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera" about his life in the band. This comes a year after Phil Anselmo announced he would be writing a book as well. Former Grim Reaper guitarist and Guitar World writer Nick Bowcott is also writing a book about the life of Dimebag, and so far it's the only one to receive the blessings of Vinnie Paul Abbott and the rest of Darrell's family. More...
California death horde Gravehill, who recently released their LP "When All Roads Lead to Hell," is pleased to announce a string of dates with Singapore's blackened death/thrash band Impiety. Due to scheduling conflicts with guitarists Hellfiend and BodyBag, Gravehill has enlisted Henry Montoya and Erik Sneve of Witchaven to fill the vacant guitar positions. Gravehill dates with Impiety are as follows: More...
Sabaton posted a video of singer Joakim Bróden at the Alamo in a special message to the U.S. fans thanking them for the current tour which is coming to its conclusion this weekend. The band are scheduled to return to Sweden to begin work on a new album.
Check out the video here:
Dutch symphonic band Within Temptation posted the fourth episode of a behind the scenes vlog series of the band's current tour in Europe in support of LP "The Unforgiving."
Check out the video below: