Metal News for October 18, 2011
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U.S. traditional metal band Midnight Chaser is streaming the band's first full length release "Rough and Tough" (heard below). The band features Mordred guitarist Sven Soderlund (Ex-Lääz Rockit). "Rough and Tough" is scheduled for a November 1st, 2011 (North America) and November 11, 2011 (EU) release via Heavy Artillery Records.
Check out the album here:
Each week we chat up bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite pit stories and tales from live shows. This week's story of alcohol induced mayhem comes courtesy of Dead Horse Trauma, which recently released the new album "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus" (reviewed here). Below is vocalist Eric Davidson's retelling of a fan's run in with the police at a show in Fargo.
First thing that comes to mind was a show at The Nestor Tavern in Fargo, ND. We didn't know it at the time, but we were having some really uncomfortable conversations with this shady drunk guy, who had minutes before stabbed his roommate for taking his liquor. I didn't notice the blood on his shirt while he was talking to me, but my band mates saw it. Cops were swarming the house next to the venue, and eventually this guy ended up getting slammed against the back of our RV and arrested. Made for some sweet footage that we used on our video for "No Recollection."
Check back again next Tuesday as we continue to share more pit stories from metal fans and musicians.
Three years after the release "Tératologie," the French act Eths has now entered the studio and is hard at work on a new album. The band commented on the recording sessions:
"Hey! We are currently in the studio, recording our third album. We are having a lot of fun playing those new songs, which we can't wait to share with you, especially on stage!
"On other news, we are happy to announce that our original drummer Guillaume is back in the fold. More news soon!"
Eths' forthcoming full-length, which title is yet to be announced, will hit the stores in the first quarter of 2012 through Season of Mist. Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available from the band.
Panopticon360 has posted panoramic, 360 degree footage of a live Tombs concert at St. Vitus in Brooklyn. You can check out the clip below with the songs "Vermillion" and "Path of Totality."
"Path Of Totality," the follow-up to the band's "Winter Hours" release, was recorded at Elmwood Recording studios in Dallas, TX with engineer John Congleton (Baroness, Explosions in the Sky) and was released in June.
Belgian death metal lunatics Aborted recently finished recording their upcoming seventh studio album, "Global Flatline," which is due out January 23rd in Europe and January 24th in North America. In anticipation of the album's release, the band is now giving fans a horrific preview of "Global Flatline" with a new teaser trailer. Check out your first bloodied taste of the new Aborted in the player below.
"Global Flatline" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by the renowned Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, and it features several guest vocalists, including Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Julien Truchan (Benighted), Jason Netherton (Misery Index), and Keiijo Niinima (Rotten Sound).
Aborted will also release a digital single of the title track "Global Flatline" on October 24th in Europe and October 25th in North America, so stay tuned for even more new material from the band coming soon.
"Nine Paths," the fourth album from Dutch band Knight Area, will be released on October 25th, 2011. A track off the album, titled "Summerland," is now available for streaming through Prog Archives at this location.
Guitarist Mark Vermule commented on the track: "Summerland is the first track of the new album we recorded. We were full of energy and ready to record, and you can hear it. We played it live on several occasions and received good feedback on this song. The drums, bass guitar and guitar create this wall, and Mark really uses that energy in his vocals. Still, it's Knight Area with some good melodies; some parts where we take a step back, and at the end kick in with this climax guitar solo. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Ever Since You Killed Me
3. Please Come Home
5. The River
6. Pride and Joy
7. The Balance
9. Angel's Call
Sweden's The Haunted continues to promote newest album release "Unseen," which hit the charts at #5 in Sweden as well as #26 in Finland upon release. After an Australian tour and a busy Summer schedule which saw the band appear at major European open air festival events, The Haunted has most recently announced a run of dates in Sweden with Entombed as part of the 2011 edition of the "Close-Up Made Us Do It" tour, a couple of headlining shows in Greece, as well as a (re-scheduled) tour of Japan together with Norwegian acts Ihsahn and Leprous
Now, The Haunted launch the first promotional video clip for the "Unseen" album. The song "No Ghost" (in a special live rendition from Wacken Open Air festival 2011) can be viewed below.
The Haunted's upcoming live shows are as follows:
22.10.2011 Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
23.10.2011 Thessaloniki, Greece Block 33
24.11.2011 Stockholm, Sweden - Göta Källare + Entombed & Walking With Strangers
25.11.2011 Göteborg, Sweden - Brew House + Entombed & Walking With Strangers
26.11.2011 Malmö, Sweden - Kulturbolaget + Entombed & Walking With Strangers
05.12.2011 Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya O-East + Ihsahn & Leprous
06.12.2011 Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro + Ihsahn & Leprous
07.12.2011 Osaka, Japan - Big Cat + Ihsahn & Leprous
09.12.2011 Hang Zhou, China - Nineball live house
10.12.2011 Shang Hai, China - Shan Hai live house
11.12.2011 Beijing, China - Mao live house
New Jersey devils Abacinate have made their triumphant return after a year-long hiatus following the tragic loss of vocalist Jason "Plunger" Sica. Rejoined by original vocalist Ian Neal, who appeared on the band's full-length debut, "Ruination," Abacinate is picking up right where it left off over a year ago.
Denied the opportunity to tour in support of the last album, "Genesis," which was released earlier this year, Abacinate is currently planning on hitting the road in the spring of next year. The band is also currently writing new material in preparation for a third full-length, which is expected to be released sometime in 2012.
Abacinate also has the following upcoming live appearances:
Oct. 21 - East Of The Wall CD Release Show @ The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ w/ East of the Wall
Oct. 22 - New Jersey Deathfest - The Irish - Kearny, NJ w/ Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized
Nov. 5 - Nag Hamadi CD Release Show @ Freehold VFW - Freehold, NJ w/ Nag Hamadi
Two previously out of print releases from British Satanic death metallers Akercocke are due to be re-released together in a 2-CD set.
The new set, due to be released next Monday, October 24th, features two complete albums - Akercocke's 2003 Earache Records debut, "Choronzon," along with the 2005 breakthrough, "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone."
Darkest Hour will be soon back in Europe on the Eighth Plague tour with Machine Head, Bring Me The Horizon, and Devildriver. The band has now posted another teaser clip online for the tour, which can be viewed below.
Dates are as follows:
Nov. 01 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
Nov. 03 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Arenan
Nov. 05 - Tampere, Finland @ Sorsapuistosali
Nov. 06 - Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
Nov. 08 - Fredriksberg, Denmark @ KB Hallen
Nov. 09 - Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36
Nov. 10 - Dresden, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof
Nov. 12 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
Nov. 13 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Nov. 17 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
Nov. 18 - Oporto, Portugal @Coliseum
Nov. 21 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
Nov. 23 - Paris, France @ Zenith
Nov. 24 - Neu-Isenburg, Germany @ Hugenottenhalle
Nov. 25 - Munich, Germany @ Kesselhaus
Nov. 26 - Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Arena
Nov. 28 - Eindhoven, Holland @ Klokgebouw
Nov. 29 - Brussels, Belgium @ Vorst Nationaal
Nov. 30 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle
Dec. 03 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Dec. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ National Indoor Arena
Dec. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Dec. 06 - Manchester, UK @ Central
Engel has uploaded a second tour video clip from the band's time on the road in Europe. The new tour video is available below, or you can still find the previously posted first clip by heading to this location.
Cradle of Filth's guitarist Paul Allender will be doing a live web chat tomorrow October 19th, 2011 at 8pm (UK Time). The stream can be accessed at this location. To ask Paul questions, you will need to be logged into your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Cradle of Filth has also announced the "Evermore Darkly..." CD+DVD is due out on October 18th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast USA and October 24th (Europe) via Peaceville Records.
You can check out a teaser trailer for the documentary portion of the CD+DVD set by heading over to this location.
Volumes has teamed up with Bloody Disgusting to release a new music video for the Volumes track "Wormholes." You can check out the video clip in the player below.
Volumes will also be appearing on the upcoming Thrash and Burn tour with Winds of Plague and Chelsea Grin. Full details on the run are available at this location.
French act Aosoth has issued the following announcement about re-signing with Agonia Records for two more upcoming albums:
"Aosoth is proud to announce the inking of a new two album deal with Agonia Records. The sequel to 'III' should be released around the end of 2012.
"We have scheduled to release a 7" EP with Inferna Produndus Records early 2012. Aosoth has also been confirmed for France's next HELLFEST. More fest appearances will be announced soon."
You can also check out Aosoth's music by navigating your browser to the band's official MySpace music profile.
As was previously announced, Periphery will be touring as direct support to the legendary Dream Theater throughout Europe from January 23rd through February 26th. Today the band members announced that they will play two headlining shows amidst those dates. Brussels, Belgium, and Prague, Czech Republic, have been added to the band's schedule.
Following the "Frak The Gods" North American tour, the group has now officially announce its newest member Mark Holcomb (he had a project with Misha Mansoor called Haunted Shores and filled in on the "Frak The Gods" tour) on guitars.
Misha Mansoor states: "We are happy to announce that Mark Holcomb (Haunted Shores) will be joining the Periphery ranks as a full time guitarist! He toured with with us our headlining run of Australia, our Frak The Gods US headliner and our 2 shows opening for Dream Theater, and we feel that we have found a perfect fit for us both live and in the studio. We are extremely excited to have him on board, and cant wait to show you all the cool new music we have been working on together! Since we made arrangements for the tour before Mark was inducted, our good friend Nolly (Red Seas Fire) will be filling in on the European tour opening for Dream Theater. However that will be the last tour we do with a fill-in guitarist, as Mark will join on full time after that!"
Thomas Murphy (bass) adds: "The most important thing about a band is the chemistry between its members. We've all known Mark for years and are very proud to announce him as our newest member. Not only is he an amazing writer and guitarist, but also an amazing person. We can't wait to see what the future holds for the band now that he has joined."
Mark Holcomb further comments: "I couldn't be more excited as not only have these guys been great friends of mine for a long time, but I consider every last one of them musical siblings in a sense. Each of us brings something different to the table and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish."
Periphery has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Justin K. Broadrick, the founder of industrial metal legends Godflesh amongst many other groups, has been confirmed by the organisers of the Netherlands' Roadburn festival as the Artist In Residence, meaning he will perform a different set each day at the event. He will begin as White Static Demon vs JK Flesh on Thursday, April 12 at the Midi Theatre. That is Broadrick’s power electronics project followed by JK Flesh, his heavy electronic based project which encompasses dissonant textures coupled with post hip hop/dubstep/drum and bass stylings.
On Friday, April 13th, Justin will perform as Final. Initially started as a two-piece punk band with a drummachine in 1982, the group recorded its first demo when Broadrick was thirteen years old. The project developed to embrace electronics and dark ambient throughout the years. Justin revived Final by himself in 1993.
Broadrick’s residency will lead into his main project, Jesu, performing on Saturday, April 14th. Named after the last song on the final Godflesh release (Hymns), Jesu (i.e. Broadrick) quickly got established as one of the seminal post-rock pioneers. Since the release of 2006’s Silver EP, which gained comparisons to My Bloody Valentine or Slowdive, Broadrick’s sound evolved further into pop and indie sounds, while maintaining the claustrophobic sonic density his work is renowned for.
Slovakian death metal act Nomenmortis will release the "Forget Arcadia" album via Darzamadicus Records on November 1st, 2011, and the release is to mark the end of the band's active career. The track listing is as follows:
1. Erinye's Call (Intro).
2. Ageless Feasts Of Morbid Pleasures.
3. For Emperors, Gods And Fatherlands.
4. Monuments Of Postmortal Degradation.
5. Melchior The Shooter.
7. To Those Of No Forever.
8. Born On Samhain.
9. Deathriders Of Temur Tenger Etseg.
10. The Last One Belongs To Hell.
11. Blasphemy, Infidelity, Victory.
12. Dreadful Fruit Of The Leafless Tree.
14. Armourgeddon (Outro).
15. 1598 - Christmas With The Deathriders. *
16. Intro (Ageless Feasts Of Morbid Pleasures). **
17. Hooray For Dystropia. **
18. Execute The Sheeplords. **
19. Born On Samhain. **
20. Depressed. **
21. Epitaph De Sangre. **
* - originally appeared on "Exterminating The Bastard Forces," 2005
** - songs taken from unreleased "Loathspells" album, 2009 More...
Esoteric will be releasing the new album "Paragon of Dissonance" on November 11th (November 15th in the U.S.). In anticipation of the upcoming release, a song off the album is now available for streaming online.
Head over to the Season of Mist Facebook profile here to check out the track "Cipher." The album's track listing is as follows:
Loss of Will
Torrent of Ills
Dead And Divine has posted a music video online for the track "Asphyxia Fiend," which is taken off the album "Antimacy." You can check out the clip below, or find more info on Dead and Divine via the band's Facebook profile.
In a recent interview with RockMusicStar.com's John Jeffrey, Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer revealed that the group is currently writing material for a new album, which will be released next year. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:
Q: Let's talk about Ratt. Is the same lineup still together, which recorded the last record, Infestation?
A: "Yes. And that record turned out amazing. It was critically acclaimed around the world. And on the charts here in America, it made it to #30. We also got a couple Grammy nods. So we were very excited and weren't expecting that to happen. So right now, we're in writing mode. And looking at a spring release and summer tour. That's generally what everybody does. Hopefully we'll wind up touring longer than last time, and at least do 6 months."
Q: It's good to hear there will be another new Ratt CD, as fans really loved Infestation. Unlike so many other bands who've done 'comeback' or 'reunion records', Infestation delivered the goods, and really sounds like the band that people remember.
A: "We weren't even writing that record, trying to cop that vibe. We were just individually writing and collectively taking each other's songs, and then putting our own individuality into our own songs. And they just came out sounding like a record that would have fit in between Out Of The Cellar and Invasion Of Your Privacy, respectively. It was a trip to see how everyone gravitated towards that record."
Read the full article at RockMusicStar.com.
Both Cannibal Corpse and Whitechapel have been confirmed for the brand new festival series Extreme Fest 2012. The festival will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:
05-07/07/12 – DE – Hünxe
05-07/07/12 – AT – Henndorf bei Salzburg
05-07/07/12 – CH – t.b.a.
Besides Cannibal Corpse and Whitechapel, bands like Exodus, Arkona, Eisregen, Origin, Hellish Crossfire, Eis, Inquisitiomn and Rompeprop have been confirmed. All in all 70 bands will be playing on 2 stages. Tickets and further info are available at this location.
Cannibal Corpse has begun recording the band's twelfth studio album at Sonic Ranch studios in Texas with producer Erik Rutan. The band has spent months writing the album and has recorded at Sonic Ranch in the past, but never with Rutan at the helm. More details on the album, including art, songs, title and more will be revealed in the months to follow.
Cannibal Corpse will co-headline the Full Of Hate tour 2012 alongside Polish Extreme metal veterans Behemoth on the following dates: More...
Autumn will be returning with the new album "Cold Comfort" on November 4th/7th via Metal Blade Records in Europe. Surf over to the website of Metal Hammer Germany to check out the second single from the album, titled "Black Stars In A Blue Sky." The track is available by clicking here.
This is the band's fifth full-length effort, and the third for Metal Blade Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Scarecrow
2. Cold Comfort
3. Black Stars In A Blue Sky
6. End Of Sorrow
8. Truth Be Told (Exhale)
9. The Venamoured
10. Changes For The Bitter (Digi-bonus)
11. The Mute (Inhale) (Digi-bonus)
Welsh ruffians Revoker will be supporting Chimaira on an upcoming March 2012 tour. No strangers to the road, Revoker has been honing the band's chops already with Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Rob Zombie, and at the Sonisphere and Bloodstock festivals.
Come Spring time, Revokerand Chimaira will be laying waste to no less than seventeen venues up, down, and across the UK. Currently announced dates are as follows:
Thu 8 Mar - GLASGOW King Tuts
Fri 9 Mar – DUNDEE Fat Sams
Sat 10 Mar – ABERDEEN Tunnels
Sun 11 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2
Mon 12 Mar - YORK The Duchess
Tue 13 Mar – LEEDS Cockpit
Thu 15 Mar - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
Sat 17 Mar - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Sun 18 Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Mon 19 Mar - NORWICH Waterfront
Tue 20 Mar - COLCHESTER Arts Centre
Thu 22 Mar - OXFORD Academy 2
Fri 23 Mar - EXETER Lemon Grove
Sat 24 Mar - CARDIFF Great Hall 2
Sun 25 Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Mon 26 Mar - MARGATE Westcoast Bar
Tue 27 Mar - LONDON Islington Academy
Argentinian folk metal band Arraigo has some songs posted up on Youtube in advance of it's upcoming release "Fronteras Y Horizontes." This will be the first full-length since the band's 2006 "Rancho Sur" EP. Here is the track "Carnaval De Soledades." More...
Australian act Circles has announced the first single "Eye Embedded," taken from the debut EP "The Compass," will see release on November 14th and will include a remix edition, two b-sides, and an instrumental arrangement. The band will be unleashing a brand new promo video alongside the single release. You can check out behind the scenes footage from the video shoot below.
Ex-Judas Priest and current Charred Walls of the Damned/Beyond Fear/Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens was tapped as the frontman for the new supergroup TRED. The band features widely used bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Whitesnake/DIO), drummer AJ Pero (Twisted Sister) and guitarist Mike Orlando (Mob Adrenaline, Sonic Stomp). A studio album and subsequent tour is in the works for 2012.
U.K. act The Dead Lay Waiting has posted the first part in a series of videos documenting the band's time on the road with Death of a Salesman. You can check out the video clip below. The band's "Almost Heaven" album will also be seeing a U.S. release on November 29th, 2011.
Sweden's Outshine is currently working on a new album set to be released in spring 2012. The band entered the studio Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden in August 2011 to start the recording of the currently untitled new album.
The album will be mixed and produced by Svein Jensen (M.A.N., Sister Sin, Hide The Knives, Troublemakers, Devilicious etc) and Jimmy Norberg (Dead Tree Music, Outshine) and will be released by Dead Tree Music. A video teaser for the album, released in conjunction with Affliction Clothing, can be viewed below.
Polands's State TV has announced that they have removed Behemoth frontman Nergal, aka Adam Darski, from it's talent show, The Voice Of Poland, after much pressure from the Catholic Church, claining that they will not replace him with another "death metal rock star."
"In connection with press reports about Adam Darski's behavior during a recent Warsaw club concert... his provocative behavior showed a lack of respect for religious convictions, as well as for the sick and handicapped," Polish TV's president, Juliusz Braun, said on 13 October.
The incident Braun is refering to is a recent concert in Warsaw, Poland, where Darski dressed up as a priest and pretended to cure a handicapped person.
Read the full article at ENI News.
Dornenreich will be kicking off a tour with Agrypnie next week in Salzburg. Dornenreich has also announced just prior to the tour that the band is working on an eighth studio album, which will be titled "Freedom" and is set for release in 2012. You can catch Dornenreich live with Agrypnie on the follow dates:
25.10.2011 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse Bar
26.10.2011 DE - Leipzig / Theaterfabrik
27.10.2011 NL - Arnhem / Aurora Infernalis-Festival
28.10.2011 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
29.10.2011 CZ - Pilsen / Phantoms of Pilsen-Festival
30.10.2011 AT - Graz / Explosiv
31.10.2011 IT - Brescia / Black Lake-Festival
17.12.2011 AT - Innsbruck / Weekender*
* without agrypnie
Stahlmantel, the industrial side project of Jürgen Bartsch from German metal act Bethlehem, has posted a video clip online for the song "Klendathu atmet Suizid." You can check out the video below, or find the band's previously posted song "Kartago Cluster Wars" by heading over to this location.
Dutch act Beyond Reproach has checked in with the following announcement about signing with Fivebyfive Records:
"We are honored to announce that we are now part of the Fivebyfive Records family! Check out the Fivebyfive Facebook page. Go like them and the brutal bands on their roster!
"Fivebyfive will distribute our 2011 EP digitally on the web. We will keep you guys posted on further developments!"
The "Behind The Veil Of Virtue" EP cover artwork is available here, and the track listing is as follows:
2. Pursuit of Suffering
3. Espousal of the Tempest (Carrion for the Meek pt. 1)
4. Masquerade Discrepancy
5. The Procrustean Approach
Finnish symphonic metal band Sonata Arctica posted a new time lapse trailer video for the upcoming 2-CD, 2-DVD set "Live in Finland." The package is due for release on November 11th (Europe) and November 15th, 2011 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. The Artwork and track listing for "Live in Finland" are both available at this location.
Check out the video here:
Texas death metallers HOD have announced the addition of Erika Tandy (Bracaglia, ex-Ignitor) as their second guitarist. Known for her vocal work running the gamut from neoclassical to traditional heavy metal, Erika is also a guitarist who fronts her own death metal unit, Morgengrau.
"This was an opportunity I could not turn down," she says. "HOD is a first class band and brothers in arms. I'm honored to be a part of the band and ready to start the destruction!"
HOD guitarist Carl "Necron" says "I have known Erika for some time and I know she is dedicated to metal. She has a great attitude and ferocious playing style. We look forward to playing more shows and destroying more souls with her!"
New Jersey pirates Swashbuckle will broadcast a live müsikshow concert performance on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 1:00pm-4:00pm EST (check local time in your country/location) from the comfort of their "home vessel." The show will be hosted by Poopdeck Pete!
To witness the event live, you can tune into this location at the appropriate hour!
Irish black metallers Eternal Helcaraxe has revealed the cover artwork and tracklisting for their Abyss Records debut, "Against All Odds." The album, which is due out later this year, is the follow up to the band's 2010 EP "To Whatever End." The tracklisting is as follows:
Claim Your Place With The Gods
One Stands Still Here
We Assist Death
Shadow Of The Wolf
As The Snow Gathers
Echoes Through Our Blood
Against All Odds (All The Battles To Come - Part II) More...
Trillium, the new project featuring Amanda Somerville (Epica, Kiske-Somerville, Aina), posted the complete EPK Video for the forthcoming LP "Alloy." The band will release "Alloy" through Frontiers Records on November 1, 2011 (North America) and November 4, 2011 (EU).
Check out the video here:
U.S. deathcore band Carnifex is streaming the new track "We Spoke of Lies" at this location ("Like" required). The song appears on the forthcoming album "Until I Feel Nothing" which will be released via Victory Records on October 24th, 2011.
The track listing for "Until I Feel Nothing" is as follows:
2. We Spoke of Lies
3. A Grave To Blame
4. Dead But Dreaming
5. Creation Defaced
7. Until I Feel Nothing
8. Never Forgive Me
9. Wretched Entropy
10. Curse My Name
Footage of Savage Messiah debuting the new track "Accuser" was posted. The video was taken from the band's recent show with Evile in Weymouth. The track appears on the forthcoming yet untitled release. More information on the new LP is expected soon.
Check out the footage here:
The studio version of the track is also streaming here:
Finnish black/death band Archgoat is streaming the entire new EP "Heavenly Vulva (Christ's Last Rites)" at this location.
The album stream will run until October 19, 2011, so listen quick! The EP will be released on November 1, 2011.
Russian based Icon In Me has released the second video from their recent "Head Break Solution" album for the track "Lost for Nothing." According to Vocalist Tony JJ, the timely video represents "Money vs. Humans. It is sad to see the never ending 'profit before everything else' mentality. It's cool that the video was filmed months ago and it ties in to the Occupy Wall Street movement." More...
Italian thrash/hardcore band Kill the Klown is streaming the new track "Hateful" as a lyric video. The song appears on the bands self-titled debut LP due for release on December 2, 2011 through Crash 'N' Burn Records. You can check out the song in the clip below.
The band is also offering the song as a free download at this location.
German thrash band Exumer, best known for the 1986 classic "Possessed By Fire," will release the band's first full length LP since the 1987 release "Rising From the Sea." The band reformed in 2001 and issued the 2009 demo "Walking The Fire." The reformed lineup has two members from the band's two releases, vocalist Mem Von Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh.
For the upcoming release, the band worked with producer and current Eyes of Eden guitarist Waldemar Sorychta. The band is seeking a label to release the untitled effort and will release more info when a deal has been reached.
Italy's symphonic power metal band Ancient Bards will release its sophomore LP "Soulless Child" on November 18, 2011 through Limb Music. This is the follow up to the 2010 debut "The Alliance of the Kings." The album will future the second part of the “Black Crystal Sword Saga”.
A trailer video for the album is included below.
The track listing for "Soulless Child" is as follows:
1. Struggle For Life
2. To The Master Of Darkness
3. Gates Of Noland
4. Broken Illusion
5. All That Is True
6. Valiant Ride
7. Dinanzi Al Flagello
8. Soulless Child
9. Through My Veins
10. Hope Dies Last
U.K. thrashers Circle of Tyrants is streaming the entire new LP "Systematic Slavery" (heard below). The unsigned act hails from Glasgow, Scotland and draws influences from band such as Exodus, Testament, Slayer, Megadeth, Municipal Waste, Overkill, Arch Enemy, Pantera, Rick James, RATM, Death, Carcass, Anthrax, Iron Maiden.
More information on the band can be found at its official Facebook Page.
Check out the album here:
German extreme death metal band Eiregen will release a limited edition EP "Madenreich - Ein Stück Rostrot" on November 18, 2011 through Massacre Records. The CD will be limited to 2000 numbered copies. A 7" will also be available in a limited quantity of 500 numbered copies.
The track listing for "Madenreich - Ein Stück Rostrot" is as follows:
1. Madenreich (Album Version)
2. Madenreich (Edit)
3. Ich, Zombie
According to the band, the track "Madenreich (Album Version)" will not be featured on the 7'. The 7' will only be available at the upcoming Eisregen live events.
Eisregen previously announced that the full length LP "Rostrot" will be released on December 9th, 2011 through Massacre Records. The album will be released in the following formats:
- Conventional CD
- Limited A5 digipak including a bonus track
- Limited gatefold LP.
As it's fifth studio album "One For Sorrow" drops in the U.S. today, melodic death metal band Insomnium has a lot to reflect upon. In the nine years since it's debut defined part of that classic soundscape Finland is known for, the band has consistently upped the bar in terms of technically heavy albums that have cemented it's place as a world class act. Insomnium's blueprint is immediately recognizable, and it's constant schedule of touring has finally vaulted the band to a place where success is within reach. We got a chance to sit down with guitarist Ville Friman, who talks about the work involved in "One For Sorrow" and other vagaries in his existence as a musician. More...