Metal News for October 18, 2012
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35 news articles posted on this day.
New York deathcore act This Divided World has posted the band's "When Darkness Reigns" album online for streaming. Check out the songs below, or you can download the tracks on a name-your-own-price basis at bandcamp here. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The East and The West 02:21
2. Falling Stars 03:15
3. In Her Heart 02:40
4. Unconditional 03:05
5. The Doorway 02:59
6. War Exists 01:46
7. When Darkness Reigns 03:53
8. Redeemed 03:01
9. Compromise 03:33
10. Vessels 03:32
11. Lies of Grandeur 03:08 More...
Russian symphonic black metal band Neron Kaisar has finished the recording of all instruments for second full-length album "Madness of the Tyrant". Mixing and mastering will be handled in Sweden's Necromorbus (Watain, Merrimack, Setherial) under the hands of Tore Stjerna.
At the moment the band is in the final stages of work on vocals, which will include guest spots from Demether (Arcane Grail), Arsafes (Kartikeya) and Aina (Blackthorn). The album's track listing will be:
I. Profound's Begotten
II. Mother of the Beast
III. Sage Of Evil
IV. Fall of Light
V. Madness of the Tyrant
VI. A Perfect Saturnalia of Vice
VIII. Torch of Humbled
IX. The Cursed More...
Vancouver's favorite gathering of medieval nerds returns as Aesir Promotions is proud to present "NerdFest: A Night of Medieval Fantasy" at The Biltmore Cabaret on Friday, November 23rd.
Celebrating its second year with a variety of local artists, Nerdfest will showcase live music from local headlining folk metal band Scythia, which recently released new EP "For The Bear" and will be wrapping up a cross Canada tour at the event along with support from The Whiskey Dicks and The Carnival Band.
Dave Khan, Scythia's vocalist and guitarist comments: "We are pleased to be awarded the opportunity to play at such an awesome convention once again. Nerdfest II is a great opportunity to share Scythia's unique blend of storytelling, theatrics and metal with a diversified audience. We can't wait to be at home among our fellow costumed enthusiasts and vendors of Medieval wares." More...
Lisbon's Miss Lava has released a new music video for the "Feel My Grace" single, taken off the band's new full-length album "Red Supergiant." Check out the clip below. The band also commented:
"The video was created, directed, and edited by Flamingo featuring Sofia Carvalho and Rita Gouveia as the hot Lava babes and can be viewed below. To celebrate this release the band is offering for free a very special pack that includes 'Ride' and 'Feel My Grace' in HQ Mp3, plus new album artwork, and the 'Ride' video in Mp4 that can be downloaded at this location. The solo free download of 'Feel My Grace' is also available at Miss Lava's bandcamp here."
Minnesota's Ambassador Gun is streaming the band's new album "Golden Eagle" online through Hails and Horns. The album, which will be released on October 22nd, can be heard right here or in the player below.
"Golden Eagle," the band's Prosthetic debut, was recorded and mixed at vocalist/guitarist Tim Sieler's home studio, The Gun Range. The album was conceived as a title first and written lyrically afterwards.
Vocalist and guitarist Luke Olson states, "Some, but not all, songs on the record are about Native American culture at the turn of the 19th Century (theft, murder, harassment, duress, war)." More...
German classic-minded rockers Zodiac are streaming their full debut album "A Bit of Devil," which is due out Monday (October 22nd). Head over to Revolvermag.com here to check out the album.
"A Bit of Devil," which includes a cover of ZZ Top's "Blue Jean Blues," is currently available for pre-order through the Prosthetic webstore here. The North American version of the album includes the instrumental bonus track "Dying Done," while a deluxe digital edition featuring "Dying Done" and the band's entire first self-released EP will be available soon.
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Doom metal trio Castle has completed newest music video "Storm Below the Mountain," a track from latest album "Blacklands." The video, available below, was filmed in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada earlier this year.
The band stated, "We had the opportunity to shoot the video in a very old cellar, complete with bats flying overhead. It was the perfect atmosphere, and thankfully, nobody needed shots afterwards."
"Storm Below the Mountain" was directed by Jaan Slimberg of Pistoltrixx, and features lead vocals from guitarist Mat Davis rather than bassist Elizabeth Blackwell, who sings the majority of Castle's songs. Davis comments, "There are many sides to Castle; this is just another one of them." The previous music video for "Blacklands" is also available at this location. More...
Russian thrash metal band Deformity has released an official music video titled "When Tomorrow Comes," which can be viewed below. This video is for the title track off the band's 2012 released album. The band commented:
"The video was filmed in 2 months (June-July) in our native land. The director-producer of the clip is Pavel Alentsin, who is the owner of the photo-video studio 'Pro Studio (Kaliningrad). The process took place in a fun and friendly atmosphere, so no one was tired and all were satisfied with the course of the surveys and the end result. A huge thank you to all who took part in creation of this video. In 2013 Deformity plans to release another video, but this is another story." More...
Massachusetts metallers Revocation will kick off their North America headline tour presented by Scion A/V tonight, October 18th in Trenton, NJ. The tour runs through November 17th in Manchester, NH. Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and Ken mode.
In conjunction with the tour, Scion A/V has released a new EP titled "Teratogenesis," which is available as a free download right here. Revocation will also be touring with The Faceless and The HAARP Machine this November and December. A complete list of all dates can be found below.
Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne commented on the upcoming tours:
"Whats up RevoNation! We're very excited to kick off our US headliner with A Life Once Lost and KEN Mode, and then jump right into our winter tour with The Faceless and The HAARP Machine! Its gonna be a ripping time, with beers, boobs, and blast beats aplenty. So come hang out with us, and be a part of the many good times ahead. See you there!"
Frontman Dave Davidson added:
"Fellow metalheads! We are about to embark on our headliner starting tomorrow with A Life Once Lost and KEN Mode and we couldn't be more excited to hit the road! We'll be playing material spanning all our releases including a few choice cuts from our new EP Teratogenesis. As soon as our headliner ends we'll be heading back out with the Faceless and The HAARP Machine for further shredtastic adventures. See you fuckers soon!!!" More...
Today, Yurei premieres the new track "Dali By Night," from the forthcoming "Night Vision" album, set for worldwide release on October 29th through Adversum. Check out the song in the player below.
The following press release was also issued about the track: "Like a night-time walk inside a Dali painting where open landscapes, liquid clocks, and burning giraffes are exchanged with claustrophobic city streets, sleepwalking mutants, steaming machineries, and vomiting angels, the track can be heard below."
The "Night Vision" track listing is as follows:
01. Insomniac Bug Hunt
02. Reborn In Reveries
03. 3am Revolt
04. The Cognitive Crack
05. Diminished Disciple
06. Sleepwalkers In Love
07. Dali By Night
08. Ditt Monument
10. Cranial Echoes More...
Ichabod has released new album "Dreamscapes From Dead Space" digitally, and the album will see a CD release via Rootsucker Records/Black Lotus Entertainment on October 30th, 2012. You can now stream the full album through the bandcamp player below, and the track listing is:
2. Looking Glass
3. Baba Yaga
5. Hollow God
6. All Your Love
8. Return of the Hag More...
Typhonian occult metallers Acrimonious return with with a new rock-influenced and ritual-driven black metal release. The band's second full-length album, entitled "Sunyata," is due to be released through Agonia Records on the November 27th in Europe/UK and February 5th, 2013 in North America.
Check out the song "Glory-Crowned Son of the Thousand-Petalled Lotus" (which the band states is best heard in HD mode) through the player below. "Sunyata" comes with front cover artwork from Kyle Fite and Vampress Imperium, which is pictured below. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Sitra Ahra and Unreal Studios with the assistance of Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Adorior, Ondskapt, Destroyer 666). More...
Job For A Cowboy has announced that the band will be embarking on a short tour of the northeastern US, with select dates in Canada. Direct support on the tour will come from Cephalic Carnage, with additional supporting acts I Declare War, and Legion, with one more TBA. The tour will begin December 6th and wraps up on December 18th.
Founding member and vocalist Jonny Davy adds: "Hey guys! We're very excited to announce our first headlining run in almost two years! This will be an incredible tour with the lineup we've put together. We have one more special guest to announce as well as a couple more tricks up our sleeve. Do not miss this tour! It's going to be a rager!"
Dates for the tour are as follows: More...
Metal Injection has posted a new Gaza video that compiles live footage from the band's North American touring earlier this year.
Shot on the road between May - July 2012 as Gaza ripped it up alongside Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, and Black Cobra, the video edits together clips from various performances of the song "Not with All the Hope in the World," off Gaza's latest album, "No Absolutes in Human Suffering."
Swedish melodic death metal legends Dark Tranquillity will digitally release their "Zero Distance" EP on October 22nd in North America. The EP's five tracks are taken from the European tour edition of "We Are The Void" (2010), and the track listing is as follows:
1. Zero Distance
2. Out Of Gravity
3. Star Of Nothingness
4. To Where Fires Cannot Feed
5. The Bow And The Arrow
Dark Tranquillity had this to say about the EP and the immediate future of the band: "We are excited to offer the 'Zero Distance' EP to our US fans who missed out on being able to pick up the limited tour edition of 'We Are The Void.' We would also like to inform our fans that we're are already working on songs for the new album and we plan to enter the studio after the 'Metal Attack Over Europe' tour with our label mates Warbringer! We expect to see a summer 2013 release of this new opus and we look forward to seeing everyone in the U.S. as we tour in support of this new release..."
The band is currently working on a 10th studio album, tentatively set for a summer 2013 release via Century Media Records. More...
Chicago-based prog metal act Dissona has posted the band's entire self-titled release online for streaming. Check out "Dissona" through the player below or buy the album digitally on a name-your-price basis over here. The track listing for "Dissona" is as follows:
1. Inverted Swarm 05:51
2. Fiction 05:23
3. Nest 04:46
4. Interlude I 01:01
5. Immersion 04:55
6. Avella 07:19
7. Eccentress 05:35
8. Fawn 05:58
9. Chrysalis 03:16
10. Interlude II 01:07
11. Lapse Into Hysteria 05:05
12. Illumination 05:44
13. Garden of Rust 04:32 More...
Swedish black metal act Vanhelga has announced the recruitment of new member "1853" from the band LifeLover. In addition to the newly recruited lyricist, Vanhelga will also release a new full-length album titled "Höst" via the labels Art of Propaganda and Obscure Abhorrence.
A new song from the album has now been posted online. Check out "Lugn" in the player below or over at the band's website.
Today, Decibel Magazine offers up the ear-laceration that is “Todos Somos Humanos” from Birmingham blackened grindcore miscreants, Anaal Nathrakh. The tune comes from the band’s forthcoming "Vanitas" full-length, scheduled for North American release through Candlelight Records on November 6th.
Listen to the track right here. You can also hear the previously posted "Of Fire, And Fucking Pigs" in the player below.
The track listing for "Vanitas" is as follows:
1. The Blood-Dimmed Tide
2. Forging Towards the Sunset
3. To Spite the Face
4. Todos Somos Humanos
5. In Coelo Quies, Tout Finis Ici Bas
6. You Can’t Save Me, So Stop Fucking Trying
7. Make Glorious The Embrace of Saturn
8. Feeding the Beast
9. Of Fire, And Fucking Pigs
10. A Metaphor for the Dead More...
Metal Injection is proud to premiere a new track from Finnish melodic death metal icons Mors Principium Est. The band's new album, "…And Death Said Live," is scheduled for release in December 2012 on AFM Records. Check out the song "Destroyer of All" at this location. More...
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium return to North America in October for a tour with Epica, Alestorm, and System Divide. In anticipation of this trek, the band is partnering with AOL Noisecreep to premiere a video for the title track off latest album, "One For Sorrow" (reviewed here).
Watch the video - a live recording from the Wacken Open Air and Tuska Open Air festivals - through Noisecreep or in the player below.
Vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen comments: "'One for Sorrow' is one of the best songs Insomnium has ever done. It stands out as a unique kind of track and it clearly deserves a video of its own. It's not your typical melodic death metal song but something else: the essence of the song is not its pace or brutality, but its haunting and melancholic atmosphere. And that mood might be much heavier than any blast-beat onslaught you can create...
"The video for 'One for Sorrow' was filmed at Wacken Open Air and Tuska Open Air this summer. The atmosphere at both these shows was absolutely amazing, and I hope this live video conveys the feeling that we were really enjoying our time on stage...After a busy summer and a short break, it now feels good to get touring again. We've been waiting for five years since our last North American tour and finally we have the chance to keep conquering America. We'll be all around the continent, and it will surely be a great tour for everyone. See you soon!" More...
Russian act Psilocybe Larvae has posted a new live video for the track "Shining Shambhala," taken from the group's upcoming album "The Labyrinth Of Penumbra." Check out the clip below, which was filmed by Hannu Mikkola at the Melna Piektdiena club in Riga on October 10th.
Okkultokrati today premiere a new video online for “Snakereigns" through the Noisey Youtube Channel. Shot by Hai, the mainman in the electronic metal outfit Next Life, and Ildfar, band friend and video artist, the video is shot with the ethos of “what we do in life echoes in eternity” in mind. Check out the video through Noisey or in the player below.
The video was shot for the title track from Okkultokrati's "Snakereigns" album, set for North American release on Samhain 2012 via Oslo-based Fysisk Format label. The following press released was issued about the band:
"Building their anthems on straightforward punk beats with the filth of unholy black n’ roll running through their veins, Okkultokrati proudly let their influences from the masters of the genre bleed through, yet their spine-crushing anthems speak for themselves. With unique guitar atmospheres and a mix of high/low-end riffage busting through the thunderous percussion and gnarled vocals, Okkultokrati are part of the infamous Black Hole Crew scene, their local nihilistic brethren in Obliteration, Haust, Dark Times and a handful of other local henchmen, remain their only comrades. Snakereigns follows-up the band’s No Light For Mass debut, released amidst a handful of EPs, demos and split releases." More...
Five piece hardcore act Dead Ocean has released a new song entitled "Guidestones," taken off the new EP "Depopulation," due for release on November 3rd, 2012. Give the song a listen in the player below. Dead Ocean is:
Bobby Spence - Vocals
Steve Tan - Guitar
Bryce Kariger - Guitar
Ryan St. Amand - Bass/Vocals
Pao - Drums More...
Abazagorath was created back in 1995 with the intent of creating original black metal with a dark and haunting atmosphere, but went into suspended animation from 2007 - 2011 due to lineup issues. The band has now posted the following brief announcement about signing a record deal:
"Abazagorath and Negativity Records have come to an agreement. Negativity will be releasing our newest full-length album 'The Satanic Verses.' Stay tuned for details."
Negativity Records also issued the following statement:
"Negativity Records is proud to announce the newest addition to our increasing roster of Satanic militants - USBM icons Abazaborath! New full-length album 'The Satanic Verses' slated for future release!" More...
The fans had to wait for 8 years but now on Friday, October 19th the new Wintersun album "Time I" will finally be released via Nuclear Blast. To shorten the wait, the band is currently streaming the whole album on its official homepage here and has also revealed all lyrics to the songs.
From Friday on the band will also be headlining the Heidenfest tour 2012. You can find all info, dates, running orders, and more at this location. The "Time I" track listing is as follows:
1. When Time Fades Away
2. Sons of Winter and Stars
I Rain of Stars
II Surrounded by Darkness
III Journey Inside a Dream
IV Sons of Winter and Stars
3. Land of Snow and Sorrow
4. Darkness and Frost
5. Time More...
South Tyrolean dark metallers Graveworm (creators of possibly the best metal cover ever) have now uploaded an official trailer for the “Fragments Of Death Tour 2012” taking place in November. Check it out below. Main man Stefano Fiori comments:
“I´m happy to announce that we will be on tour in autumn. It´s a great package with awesome support bands (Agathodaimon, Emergency Gate & KadavriK) and this will be our first tour in a long time. I´m sure we’ll have a blast! A big thank you to all of our fans worldwide! I wanna see you out there – let’s party before, during and of course after the show! Cheers and rock on!“
The features support from Agathodaimon, Emergency Gate, and KadavriK. The routing is as follows:
08.11.12 (DE) Hamburg - Headcrash
09.11.12 (DE) Oberhausen - Helvete
10.11.12 (NL) Kerkrade - Rock Temple
11.11.12 (DE) Berlin - K 17
12.11.12 (CZ) Prag - Exite Club
13.11.12 (DE) München - Backstage Club
14.11.12 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
15.11.12 (DE) Siegburg - Kubana
16.11.12 (DE) Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
17.11.12 (DE) Erfurt - Club Centrum
18.11.12 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg More...
The NYHC legends in Madball have announced dates for the band's fourth "Rebellion" tour taking place in March 2013. Check out the tour trailer below. The tour also features Terror, Comeback Kid, and Your Demise. Dates are as follows:
14.03. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
15.03. D Berlin - Astra
16.03. D Hamburg - Markthalle
17.03. D Essen - Weststadthalle
18.03. D Saarbrücken - Garage
19.03. CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
20.03. D München - Backstage
21.03. A Wien - Arena
22.03. PL Krakow - Kwadrat
23.03. D Leipzig - Werk2
24.03. B Diest - Den Amer More...
Houston, Texas doom band Sanctus Bellum, who recently released its album "The Shining Path," has announced a December 22nd gig it will be playing with members of Helstar and Pentagram. The event, The El Birthday Metal Fest II, will take place at Rudyard's British Pub in Houston on December 22nd.
The two sets the band will perform will be the Sanctus set with James Rivera performing underground metal classics, and the Sanctuary set with Bobby Liebling, playing 70's Pentagram songs. Sanctus Bellum will also be performing at Skatestock on October 20th and at Warehouse Live on December 1st opening for Helstar.
Finnish doom metal band The Wandering Midget has posted an upload of its track "Prince of Fire" over on YouTube, which follows below. The song comes from the band's recent album "From the Meadows of Opium Dreams" on Eyes Of Fire records. The trio put out its first album in 2006, reissuing it later with new tracks in the form of the "I Am the Gate" EP. In 2008 the band released its next album, "The Serpent Coven." "From the Meadows Of Opium Dreams" will come out in CD format in November. There will also be a digipack version limited to 999 pieces and a vinyl version will also be released at a later time.
The Skull, featuring Trouble ex-members Eric Wagner and Ron Holzner, has posted tour dates it will be heading out on in Europe during the second week of November. The Skull now features drummer Kevin Tarpey, after original drummer Jeff 'Oly' Olson quit the band earlier in the year. He had issued a statement saying that he wanted to wait for an actual Trouble reunion with all the members. The Skull also features Mykull Carpenter and Lothar Kellar from Chicago band Sacred Dawn.
Nov. 09 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia (with HORISONT)
Nov. 10 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle (Hammer Of Doom Fest)
Nov. 11 - Vienna, Austria - Arena (with Horisont)
Nov. 12 - Jena, Germany - Rosenkeller (with Horisont)
Nov. 13 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
Nov. 14 - Bremen, Germany - Römer
Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Truckstop Alask
Ukem Records has announced that the newest addition to the label's roster is brutal death metal band Miscreation. Hailing from Rotherham, this original three piece outfit is set to begin the recording of a new EP this weekend! The EP will be released through Ukem Records with their demo being featured as bonus material. Here is a taste of what to expect, in the formed of an upload for one of the demo tracks - "Contorted Falsehood."
Ukem Records has announced the signing of brutal death/grind outfit Necrogrinder. Hailing from Sheffield, this brutal four piece formed at the arse-end of 2008. Expect an early 2013 release which will feature brand new tracks as well as the bands two previous EPs as bonus material. Below is a stream of the track "Creepy Crawley," which will be on the upcoming album.
Shadow Kingdom Records is now offering the newly reissued "Judgement of the Dead" from cult NWOBHM doom band Pagan Altar. Originally released in 1982, Shadow Kingdom Records will stock North American shelves with this classic on January 8, 2013. Until then, fans can order the release exclusively through Shadow Kingdom Records.
For a digital copy and free stream of the album, visit the label's bandcamp page. Physical copies are available at the Shadow Kingdom Records Webstore. Shadow Kingdom's Tim McGrogan had this to say about the album:
Back in 1982 Pagan Altar released this NWOBHM masterpiece and almost immediately this album went into obscurity. They have been by far the most over looked band in the history of heavy metal music. It's amazing that they've finally pulled it all together for being virtually non-existent for nearly 15 years. They deserve all of the success and recognition they're getting today and much, much more!
In the late 90's they came out of the woodwork and put this out on their own label and it was mistakenly called "Volume 1". The extra track was an acoustic track which was just called "Acoustics" at the time. This is the first time this album will be released in all its glory, with the correct title "Judgement of the Dead" and updated acoustic song title as well. Also, this is the original artwork that was released back in 1982 which has never been seen before until now!
We've re-mastered the CD to sonically preserve its antique feel. It comes with a very nice booklet that includes a story and old band photos. If there ever was such a thing as a perfect album, this would be it! There is nothing more satisfying than the sound of this record. If you've never heard of this band or album, think of Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull and you're almost there. They take music to a whole new level.
1. Pagan Altar
2. In The Wake Of Armadeus
3. Judgement Of The Dead
4. The Black Mass
5. Night Rider
6. The Dance Of The Banshee
In other news, Pagan Altar has recently been confirmed for Maryland Death Fest XI, which will take place May 23rd - 26th, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. For for information and updates visit the Maryland Death Fest XI website.
Tomb of Feathers, the debut album by bay area blackened noise band Abstracter, was released today on cassette tape format. The band has made a rare statement with this release by recording the entire thing on analog tape, and they now bring you yet another step in their effort to allow people to experience their music through a format and sound that is totally unique and of superb quality. You can learn more about it over on Abstracter's bigcartel page.
The cassette tape will be available in two versions, a regular version and a deluxe version containing a digital download, and will be bundled up in a clear cassette box with a four panel J-card designed by Mattia Alagna, Abstracter's vocalist, who is also responsible for all the artwork contained within. The cassette tapes will come in a limited run of one hundred units, and will be sold by the band them selves directly through their own imprint, Anti-Everything Laboratories, Inc. Stream the three song release "Tomb of Feathers" over at bandcamp.
German metal act Paragon posted a preview featuring clips from the entire forthcoming release "Force of Destruction." The album is scheduled to drop via Napalm Records on October 19, 2012. "Force of Destruction" is the band's tenth studio release and the first to feature new guitarist Jan Bertram (Ex-Arctic Fields) and guitarist Wolfgang Tewes (Black Hawk) who joined the band in 2010.
The track listing for "Force of Destruction" is as follows:
1. The Last Day on Earth
2. Iron Will
4. Gods of Thunder
6. Blood & Iron
7. Blades of Hell
9. Rising from the Black
10. Demon's Lair
Check out the preview here: More...