Metal News for October 22, 2012
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"This is the Six," the latest full-length from U.K. act While She Sleeps, was released in Europe during the summer and saw the group embark on a headlining tour, including a dream stop for many bands: a sold-out hometown show. The North American release is now set for November 6th via The End Records, with pre-orders available here.
Now invading Europe alongside Architects, While She Sleeps shows no sign of slowing down the momentum, even gearing up for another tour at the start of the new year with Asking Alexandria. While out on the road, vocalist Lawrence Taylor spoke with us about the band's recent and upcoming touring, shooting a fiery music video out in a farmer's field, and how the band wanted to remove all self-imposed musical boundaries while creating the new album. More...
Pittsburgh technical death metal insurgents Kamikabe recently unearthed their latest full-length, "Aberration Of Man," via Unique Leader Records. The 10-track long player was recorded and produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 and features guest vocals and lyrics by The Faceless’ Geoff Ficco on the track, "Only the Dead Rest."
Check out the the band’s video for “The Rot” in the player below. Kamikable will take the new songs to the road next month for a week-long live takeover that begins November 9th. See dates below. The "Aberration Of Man" track listing is as follows:
2. Leprous Divinity
3. The Rot
5. The Process Within
9. Only The Dead Rest
11/09/2012 IronWorks – Pittsburgh, PA
11/10/2012 The Arric – Luray, VA
11/12/2012 TBA – Chattannooga, TN
11/13/2012 TBA – Louisville, KY
11/14/2012 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/15/2012 Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN
11/16/2012 Annabell's – Akron, OH More...
Today Cvlt Nation presents the premiere of "Monolithic Destractions," another track off Behold The Arctopus' new album, "Horrorscension," which hits stores tomorrow, October 23rd, on Black Market Activities. Check out the song right here. You can also listen to the previously posted "Disintegore" below.
States Cvlt Nation: "Behold The Arctopus is the kind of band that will have even the robots of this world head banging to their own beat and stage diving into an unknown universe!"
The band's publicist also comments, "Featuring 12-string Warr guitarist Colin Marston (also of Gorguts, Krallice, and Dysrhythmia), guitarist Mike Lerner, and new drummer Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Behold The Arctopus are renowned for their complex, disjointed space-shred, all of which is composed in written form before ever being played." More...
Norwegian extreme metallers Claymords have posted a video update from the studio as the band works on new album "Scum of the Earth," to be released through WormHoleDeath. Check out the clip below. Further details on "Scum of the Earth" will be announced as they are made available.
Devastating french combo Right To The Void has just posted the new song "A Black Conclusion" online as a preview for the debut album “Kingdom of Vanity." The album will see release in early 2013 via WormHoleDeath. The label comments:
"Produced by Jonathan Mazzeo and mixed/mastered by Chris Donaldson this album is definately going to be one of the most extreme releases in our label-catalogue. A massive promotion will start now for this awesome band. Do your part. Support the french nightmare."
Blut Aus Nord has posted the band's full new album "777 - Cosmosophy" online for streaming. Check out the opening two tracks below, or stream the full album through Decibel Magazine here. The track listing is:
1. Epitome XIV
2. Epitome XV
3. Epitome XVI
4. Epitome XVII
5. Epitome XVIII
The title, artwork, and full track listing of Wallachia's upcoming third full-length album have now been unveiled. The album will be available on CD this coming November 16th (January 8th 2013 in North America), and a teaser trailer can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued:
"Recorded, mixed & mastered at Soundtempel Studios, 'Shunya' is an introspective, instantly-accessible Metal album that stays faithful to the epic-sounding natural rawness that has been Wallachia's trademark since the mid-90s. Artwork was crafted by Romanian artist Laura Sava."
1. Dual Nothingness
2. Gloria In Excelsis Ego
4. Enlightened By Deception
6. Nostalgia Among The Ruins Of Common Sense
7. Harbinger Of Vacuumanity
8. Emotional Ground Zero More...
Continued from Part III...
10:00am. “Waking up” is one thing. “Getting up” is something else. These festivals involve a continuous stream of physical self-abuse of one kind or another – usually both, and more.
I drag myself like a cranky newborn from my tent and stretch, feeling drawn and quartered. By now, I have no problem pulling out my unit and pissing in the open air, on the slight hill next to our Embassy. Bashfulness went right out the window a while ago. More...
Bilingual Latin metal warriors Ill Nino released their sixth studio album "Epidemia" in stores and online today.
The band will also be releasing a music video for "La Epidemia," featuring Emmure vocalist Frankie Palmeri, this coming Monday, October 29th. A teaser trailer for the video can be viewed below.
Greek act Suicidal Angels has posted the following brief announcement online about parting ways with guitarist Panos Spanos:
"After 3.5 years Panos has decided to leave the band to devote himself to his family. A new era for Suicidal Angels lies ahead, join the Moshing Crew and keep thrashing!!!"
West Coast act Ides of Gemini recently returned from a near month-long run of European dates in support of the "Constantinople" full-length released via Neurot Recordings earlier this year. Relays guitarist/backing vocalist J. Bennett of the journey:
"After a month of playing the various clubs, halls, pubs, squats and glorified toilets of Europe, we’re back. I think it’s safe to say that Ides of Gemini will never be the same. And neither will Europe, for that matter. We did something to the place, and it did something to us. There was an exchange of energy and fluids. Not with all of Europe, obviously. Just the countries we visited: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, England and the Czech Republic.
"Am I forgetting someplace? I hope not. I mean, how could I? The audiences were fantastic. The bands we played with were ace. The food and drink were spectacular. Even the border police were sort of cordial while they rifled through our personal belongings. We’d like to thank everyone who came to see us play and everyone who made the tour possible, especially those who put their faith in Ides of Gemini to deliver a night of music that was hopefully worth paying to see. We can’t wait to do it again.”
In related news, check out an interview with Bennett courtesy of Scion AV in the player below. "Constantinople" was released stateside via Neurot Recordings late this past Spring. More...
DRUM! Magazine and Scion A/V have debuted the new live performance video for the Meshuggah track “Demiurge." Check out the video in the player below or over at Drummagazine.com. "Demiurge" comes off the band's "Koloss" album, which has the following track listing:
The track listing for "Koloss" is as follows:
1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion (watc the music video here)
10. The Last Vigil More...
Irish blackened folk metalers Celtachor have revealed their upcoming album will called "Nine Waves From The Shore." Recorded between 2011 -2012 in the band's own studio in Dublin, the album will be self released on November 25th. Celtachor comments:
"The concept for the album deals with the Landing of the Gael and the main heroes and characters as part of that saga. The artwork was painted by the band's drummer Anais Chareyre. It depicts the Battle of Tailtin, the armies of the Men of Dea against the Men of the Gael being over watched by the goddess Danu rising from the hills and mountains of Eire.
"The band has been working hard since 2010 melding the influences of black, doom, folk metal into one unified force. Inspired by Irish mythology and its sagas, Celtachor hope to cover new ground in 2013 and spread their message to Europe and beyond reciting the ancient tales of Ireland in their own voice and way. Keep the fires burning and keep your eyes on the shore!"
The album's track listing is as follow:
1. The Landing: Amergin's Conquest
2. The Battle Of Tailtin
3. The Kingship Of Bodb Dearg
4. Sorrow Of The Dagda
5. Tar éis an Sidhe
6. Conn Of The Hundred Battles
7. Anann : Ermne's Daughter More...
Family is now streaming the entire new album "Portrait" online. Check out the full album stream through MetalSucks here.
MetalSucks reports: "In the epicenter of the Venn diagram showing modern prog metal, classic rock, and '90s heavy alternative lies Brooklyn's Family, a new band that deftly controls that unlikely intersection of heavy sub-genres with stunning aplomb."
"Portrait" was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). The album sees its European release on October 29th via Pelagic Records, the label founded by Robin Staps of German band The Ocean. Family will self-release the album in the U.S. on October 30th, with pre-orders available here.
A record release show is set for November 2nd at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY, with Hivesmasher and End It.
In conjunction with today's release of "Lovelessness," Bison B.C. and Pitchfork are giving fans a chance to preview one more track from the album. Check out an exclusive stream of the song "Finally Asleep" right here.
You can also listen to the previously posted track "Clozapine Dream" through Revolver.com at this location. The "Lovelessness" track listing is as follows:
1. An Old Friend
2. Anxiety Puke / Lovelessness
3. Last and First Things
4. Blood Music
5. Clozapine Dream
6. Finally Asleep More...
Metalcore act Reason Prevails has teamed up with BlankTV to release a new music video for the song "No Kings," which is taken off the "Seeking Integrity" album. Check out the clip below, or find more music from Reason Prevails over at the band's Facebook profile here. The band consists of:
Simon Trudeau: Vocals
Marc Poloncak: Bass
David Allaire-Martin: Guitar
Patrice Le Nouveau: Guitar
Isaac Dumont: Drum
Fall Against Fate has issued the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:
"We are coming to Mainland Europe (A FAF first) at the end of the year, playing some shows with Italian Heavyweights Hopes Die Last. Dates are below. A poster for this will follow shortly. Keep checking our profile for any updates."
23.11 Honky Tonky, Milano (IT)
24.11 Sommer Casino, Basel (CH)
26.11 Backstage, München (DE)
27.11 Dürer Kert, Budapest (HU)
28.11 Gambrinus Pub, Cluj-Napoca (RO)
29.11 Kulturkeller, Gleisdorf (AT)
30.11 Az Dorftrottel, Waldkirchen (DE)
01.12 Klub 007, Prague (CZ)
02.12 Tiefgrund, Berlin (DE)
03.12: Elfer, Frankfurt Am Main(DE)
Robb Chavez, host of San Antonio's "Longest Standing Metal Institution" Robb's Metal Works, recently conducted an interview with all four members of Witches Mark after the band's performance at the Korova in San Antonio, Texas on September 7th, 2012.
Check out the video clip below. You can also find recently posted rehearsal footage from Witches Mark at this location.
Eternal Void has posted the band's "Art of Our Demise" album online for streaming and free download. You can get the tracks from the release for free over at bandcamp or through the band's Facebook profile, and the full album is also available for streaming below. The track listing is as follows:
1. One of Us 05:59
2. Eyes of the World 04:32
3. The Art of Our Demise 04:29
4. The 99 03:41
5. Alive 06:07
6. Devils Cut 05:16
7. Rise 04:16
8. Serenity 03:26 More...
German melodic death metal act Kambrium posted up a brief trailer that the band has finished composing the yet untitled sophomore full length effort and follow up to "Shadowpath" (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location). Recording will take place in 2013 with a release expected during the year.
The band has been issuing song titles for the record on its official Facebook Page, which include the following: "Scepter of the Serpent," "Lake Gloom," "Spellbound by a Nightmare," "Dark Lights," and "Taken By Storm."
Check out the trailer here:
Mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Danzig, Social Distortion), Sister Sin has just released new album "Now and Forever," and you can now hear the full release online. Check out the entire album through AOL Music here.
Lead guitarist Jimmy Hitula comments, “I’m super fucking excited about the release! We’ve worked hard and waited a long time to deliver this beast of an album to the world. This is by far the hardest, heaviest and most diverse album we have ever created.”
Drummer Dave Sundberg adds, “We really managed to carve out the best from our influences. Ranging from thrash metal, hardcore to the huge choruses of 80´s heavy metal and mold it into our proudest achievement to date, Now And Forever!”
Sister Sin will be igniting audiences across North America beginning in February, 2013 alongside Doro. The band's upcoming tour dates are: More...
As Amenra prepares for the worldwide disbursement their newest studio full-length "Mass V" on November 27th via Neurot Recordings, today the band shares the opening track from the album, “Dearborn And Buried.”
The band has also unveiled the cover of the LP version of "Mass V." The vinyl edition will bear different artwork than the CD, as well as additional sounds and alternative mixes of the songs as handled by Billy Anderson and mastered by James Plotkin.
Delve into “Dearborn And Buried" and check out the vinyl cover artwork below. Amenra also has the following upcoming live appearances:
10/27/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal @ Amplifest
11/03/2012 Leeds University Union – Leeds, UK @ Damnation Festival
12/01/2012 Db’s – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival
12/22/2012 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium *record release show
2/10/20102 De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium
4/19/2013 Patronaat Church – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival
5/05/2013 Klub Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival More...
70's inspired hard rockers Blood Of The Sun, featuring St. Vitus drummer Henry Vasquez, will release "Burning on the Wings of Desire" in North America on November 27th on Listenable Records.
To help with the album, the band hooked up with Mos Generator's Tony Reed, who produced, recorded, co-wrote and handled some guitar and bass duties. The band has posted a promo video of the song "Good and Evil," which features Wino on vocals, at this location. Below is the cover art and tracklisting of the release.
Let it Roll
Burning on the Wings of Desire
Can't Stop my Heart
Brings me Down
Rock your Station
Good and Evil More...
Mourn in Silence released the new album "Until the Stars Won't Fall" earlier this month through Controcorrente Records, and a track from the release has now been made available online. Check out the song "Heart of Madness" through the YouTube player available below, or find more info on Mourn in Silence over at Facebook. The album's track listing is:
1. Custos Mortis
2. Beginning of Ruin
3. Winter’s Breath
4. Where the Sun Can’t Shine
5. Heart of Madness
6. Un Lacrimoso Rivo
8. A Secret Grief
9. Until the Stars Won’t Fall More...
Sacramento, CA's death metal unit The Kennedy Veil (Unique Leader Records) is currently searching for a new vocalist. The Kennedy Veil is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording a debut album for Unique Leader, with the touring cycle kicking off in Spring/Summer 2013. The following statement from the band covers what is expected from everyone who sends in a video audition:
"We are a professional band, and anybody trying out must present themselves in a professional manner. We are looking for someone dedicated to what we are doing and who is willing and able to contribute to the band and help out with any and all expenses that may come out of pocket. This means you must have a job (or some sort of income) and transportation/drivers license and passport are also must. If you are not willing or unable to tour, then please don't waste anyone's time. Also, NO hard drug users/addicts and no criminal history. This is not negotiable. We don't need anyone with travel restrictions or inability to give 110% every night.
"We need a solid frontman with a commanding stage presence and ability to interact well with a crowd. If you are dedicated and ready to move to the next level with TKV and begin the touring cycles, submit covers of 'Disciples of Dead Aeons' and 'Genesis Lamentations' to email@example.com." More...
On October 28th, 2012 Stone Sour will be hosting an intimate release party for latest CD "House of Gold and Bones Part 1" at Wooly’s in downtown Des Moines, IA. Stone Sour has chosen to reach out to fellow Des Moines band Dead Horse Trauma to kick off the festivities.
Dead Horse Trauma has been touring the Midwest promoting the band's most recent release “Tellus Hodiernus Caducus” (reviewed here) and was featured on Lazer 103.3’s annual Lazerfest Events in both 2010 and 2012. The band made the announcement about opening Stone Sour's release event while on stage during an opening gig for Hed P.E. on October 17th. The following press release was issued about the currently unsigned act:
"Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, Dead Horse Trauma is a regime of 5 men. The group showcases a unique, militant, well-articulated metal sound. Its plague-like pandemic of die-hard fans and nationally recognized achievements are only rivaled by the insane energy-packed live shows showering the region.
"Since the band’s conception in 2006, Dead Horse Trauma has worked persistently and the hard work shows through their many accomplishments. Dead Horse Trauma dominated Lazer103.3’s LazerFest Battle of the Bands with the majority of 9000 votes and aggressively took 1st place allowing them to take part in Iowa’s largest music event in history. Along with their new album THC being sold in Hot Topics nationwide, the band has been featured in magazines and publications such as Revolver, Hollywood Music Magazine, Juice, CityView, Lyric X-press, and continues to gather attention from all over the world."
"The Grave Mistake," the brand new song from Boston, Massachusetts-based experimental death metallers The Summoned is available for free download through bandcamp. The track also features an appearance from new guitarist Josh Crocker and can be heard in the player below.
Commented the band: "We wanted to give a preview of what's to come in 2013. The new stuff picks up where our full-length album 'If Only Minds Could Paint Pictures' left off with a more expanded approach to it."
Since the band's inception, The Summoned has completed two east coast tours, a twenty-three day tour which included a week in Canada, played shows in fifteen plus states, released an EP and full-length and has had the honor of opening for national acts such as Between The Buried and Me, Cannibal Corpse, The Faceless, and more. More...
Today Stagnant Waters reveals a special "video presentation" from the forthcomng "Stagnant Waters" debut (reviewed here), set for worldwide release on October 29th through Adversum. A mashup of various Stagnant Waters songs as well as disorienting, dystopian visuals, the video can be viewed in its entirety below.
Footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user Soralella71, of Jeff Loomis performing "Miles of Machines" live at Audio in Brighton, UK on October 21st. Check out the clip in the player below. "Miles of Machines" comes off the "Zero Order Phase" album (reviewed here).
Obsidian Kingdom is due to release new album "Mantiis" this coming November 16th, 2012 and the band has now posted a new teaser trailer online, which can be found below. Obsidian Kingdom also comments:
"MANTIIS is coming, time is running out and everything is being tainted by a frightening sense of velocity; like water down a sinkhole.
"The fourth of the seven MANTIIS official video-teasers means that there is less than a month of waiting ahead. Share if you are as impatient as we are." More...
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about upcoming U.K. tour dates:
"Following Orange Goblin’s amazing shows supporting Down across the U.K. we are happy to announce that the band will be hitting the road for a full U.K. headline tour in January and February 2013. Dates are below. Irish dates will be also be added. Special guests to be announced."
1/30th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
1/31st – Brighton, The Haunt
1/1st – Southampton, Talking Heads
2/2nd – Plymouth, White Rabbit
2/3rd – Bristol, Fleece
2/5th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
2/6th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
2/7th – Sheffield, Corporation
2/8th – York, The Duchess
2/9th – Manchester, NQ Live
2/11th – Glasgow, King Tuts
2/12th – Liverpool, o2 Academy 2
2/13th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
2/15th – London o2 Academy Islington
Power/progressive act Kamelot debuted the new music video for the song "Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)" over on Fuse TV's YouTube Channel (also seen below). The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Silverthorn," which is expected for release on October 26, 2012 (EU) and October 30, 2012 (North America) via SPV Records.
The video was filmed in Serbia and features Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd and The Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz.
Check out the video here:
Swedish axeman Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear/Last Tribe) has started work on a new solo album with the working title of "Free Fall." Karlsson, best known as guitar player for Primal Fear and Last Tribe, as well as producer and composer for the Allen-Lande project and Bob Catley's (Magnum) latest solo effort "Immortal," has been writing songs for the past few months and has decided to create his a own personal project, which has been in consideration for some time.
Karlsson has confirmed that some special "friends" have agreed to take part to the album, which include such vocalists as Tony Harnell (Starbreaker/Ex-TNT), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Boals (Iron Mask/Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Russell Allen (Symphony X). More guests will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
As far as musical direction is concerned, fans of Karlsson work with Last Tribe, Starbreaker's first album and Allen Lande will be pleased the new musical creation. More information, as well as a release date from label Frontiers Records, is expected soon. More...
German melodic rock act Pink Cream 69 (which spawned current Helloween vocalist Andi Deris) is currently in the studio mixing songs which will end up on the follow up to the band's tenth LP "In10sity." The forthcoming 11th release will be entitled "Ceremonial." Some working song titles include "Big Machine", "Passage of time", "I Came To Rock" and "Special".
According to the press release, "[m]usically the fans can expect a classic PC 69-album from the David Readman-era (beginning with “Electrified”)." The band will embark on a full scale tour after the release of the album which is planned for early 2013 through Frontiers Records.
Danish hard rock/metal act Pretty Maids announced that the follow up to the 2010 release "Pandemonium," will be entitled "Motherland." The band has been in the studio recording the album and issuing video blog reports, the latest of which can be seen below. Recently, Pretty Maids made its first United States appearance at ProgPower USA XIII in Atlanta (show report can be found at this location).
The band has not changed the "Pandemonium" production team with Jacob Hansen at the helm. Song titles in the works are "Mother of All Lies", "I See Ghosts", "The Iceman", "Why So Serious", To Fool a Nation" and "Motherland." Fans can expect "the usual dose of heavy guitar riffs and superb hooklines in the finest tradition of the band musical style." "Motherland" is expected for release in the spring of 2013 through Frontiers Records.
Check out the latest video blog report, which includes the band's trip to Atlanta: More...
Withem, the Norwegian progressive metal band featuring vocalist Ole Aleksander Wagenius, keyboardist Ketil Ronold (Dimension Act), drummer Frank Nordeng Røe (Dimension Act) and guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen (Producer of Blood Tsunami), posted in studio footage of the band recording the vocals for its forthcoming debut album.
A demo sample of the song "Phrenesis" can be heard at this location.
Check out the in studio footage here: