Metal News for October 24, 2011
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Hails and Horns is currently hosting a full album stream of Vallenfyre's new release "A Fragile King." You can check out the album by heading over here.
You can also find Metalunderground.com's recent interview with Gregor Mackintosh of Vallenfyre by heading over to this location.
The track listing for "A Fragile King" is as follows:
1. All Will Suffer
3. Ravenous Whore
4. Cathedrals of Dread
5. As the World Collapses
6. A Thousand Martyrs
8. Humanity Wept
9. My Black Siberia
10. The Divine Have Fled
11. The Grim Irony
Chilean classic folk metal band Briselas is streaming songs from it's recent album "Melodias de Amor y Muerte" on MySpace. You can also hear tracks from Brisela's earlier demo, too. Below is one of the videos put on YouTube, "Noche Sin Estrellas." More...
Unique Leader Records has issued the following announcement about New York death metal act Pyrexia recruiting a new drummer:
"Pyrexia is proud to officially announce Doug Bohn as the drummer on their newest full-length album 'Feast of Iniquity' on Unique Leader Records.
"Doug is best known for his drum playing with Suffocation on the album 'Pierced from Within.' Look out for the new single 'Thy Minion' and check out Doug's playing in the coming weeks."
You can check out Pyrexia's music and a teaser trailer for the upcoming album by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Invincible Records has issued the following announcement about teaming up with Italian death metal act Heresiae for an upcoming release:
"Defox Records and Heart of Steel Records are proud to announce for the first time a deal with an extreme metal band! An amazing group with a powerful sound called Heresiae.
"The great production & awesome artwork were made by designer Gloria Marsiglio (Dolcetti, Lady & the Bass, Paul & Electronics, etc.) with a full-color booklet. It's an album for all who love furious techno, sideral industrial death metal at its best! This CD will be published in collaboration with Invincible Records, and available in every digital music store! Release date November 2011."
You can also check out the Heresiae track "Life Moulders Away" in the clip below.
The Atlas Moth released its Profound Lore debut "An Ache For The Distance" (reviewed here) in September, and Batillus kicked off the year with the new effort "Furnace." The bands have now joined forces with Kowloon Walled City for a tour this fall. Details are as follows:
THE ATLAS MOTH, BATILLUS & KOWLOON WALLED CITY
11/9 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry - NO KWC
11/10 - Fargo, ND - The New Direction - NO KWC
11/12 - Portland, OR - East End - No Batillus
11/13 - Seattle, WA - Highline - No Batillus
11/14 - Boise, ID - The Shredder - No Batillus
11/15 - Las Vegas, NV - Yayo Tacos - No Batillus
11/16 - Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room - No Batillus
11/17 - Capistrano Beach, CA - Coconuts
11/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Bow & Sparrow
11/19 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern - No Batillus
11/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge - NO KWC
11/21 - Denver, CO - Moe's - NO KWC
11/22 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room - NO KWC
11/23 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean - NO KWC
Batillus Off Dates:
10.26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ Inter Arma, Belus
11.7 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vollrath w/ Late August, Chaniski
11.8 - Madison, WI @ Wisco
11.12 - Seattle, WA @ Highline w/ Natür
11.13 - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Diesto, Natür
11.15 - Eugene, OR or Chico, CA @ TBA
11.16 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Prizehog
11.19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Yayo Taco
11.21 - Denver, CO @ Moe's w/ The Atlas Moth, Ghosts of Glaciers
French deathcore act Quintessence of Versatility has posted a brief teaser trailer online for upcoming new material to be released. You can check out the preview below, and find more information on Quintessence of Versatility through the band's Facebook profile.
Orlando death thrashers M Inc. are set to release their album "Taste the Hate" in late November/early December. The full tracklisting will be as follows:
3. Form the Line
4. Bone Dust
5. Rise to Fall
7. Betray the Trust
8. Here I Am
9. Taste the Hate
11. Severed Life More...
The Metal Voice has posted a video interview online with Saxon's Biff Byford, which was shot during the band's Canadian Call to Arms tour in October 2011. You can check out the clip below, or find Saxon's latest tour video blog by heading over to this location.
Funeral For A Friend has posted a music video online for the song "Spinning Over The Island," which can be viewed below. The track is taken from "Welcome Home Armageddon" and was filmed during the band's set for the Sitcom Soldiers Sessions back in September.
Funeral For A Friend's new EP "See You All In Hell" and the "Welcome Home Armageddon" vinyl are also due out on October 31st.
Metal Injection invaded the 2011 NY Comic Con trying to find all things metal at the convention. During the piece, Metal Injection interviewed Richard Christy of Charred Walls of the Damned, the creators of the "Black Metal" comic, the dudes from MetalSucks and Vertebrae 33, and much more. Check out the video below.
Halcyon Way will be releasing the new album "IndoctriNation" tomorrow October 25th, 2011 via Nightmare Records. The band is now streaming the album in its entirety online via AOL Music. You can check out the entire album by heading over to this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. On Black Wings
2. Our Finest Hour
4. Revolution Is Now
5. The Wages Of War
6. Stand Up (Sammy Hagar Cover)
7. The Age Of Betrayal (radio Edit)
8. The System
California female fronted band Huntress posted a new music video for the song "Eight of Swords." The song will appear on the band's as of yet untitled debut release. The video was directed by Simon Chan of Artificial Army. The song was produced/engineered by Chris Rakestraw of Sunset Lodge Recording.
According to the band's bio: "Huntress was birthed in the underground of Highland Park, California, clawing at the roots of heavy metal. Lead singer Jill Janus is an operatic banshee with an unparalleled four-octave range and lust for the occult. Born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York, she toured Europe as a teenage opera starlet. Upon her return to the States, Janus embraced Manhattan nightlife, creating Felliniesque cabarets and parties in a nihilistic club scene. Years later, Janus moved to Los Angeles and began the gestation period of Huntress. In 2009 she met underground metal band Professor. The universe spread her legs and delivered Huntress to Janus, combining former members of Professor, Dark Black and Skeletonwitch."
Huntress is made up of the following members:
Vocals: Jill Janus
Lead Guitar: Blake Meahl
Rhythm Guitar: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky
Bass: Eric Harris"
Check out the video for "Eight of Swords" here:
Riot is set to release the band's fourteenth album "Immortal Soul" in Europe on October 31st and in North America on November 22nd. Today Decibel Magazine's "Deciblog" is streaming the track "Still Your Man" at this location.
Bassist Don Van Stavern says: "'Immortal Soul' picks up where 'Thundersteel' left off, 20 years later! It has the same intensity, creativeness and passion that we put into our music. It's another ball buster and I can't wait to unleash it on the masses."
Guitarist Mike Flyntz is equally as enthusiastic. "I have been performing the songs from the 'Thundersteel' era for over 21 years. It has been an honour to write and record 'Immortal Soul' with Tony, Don, Bobby, and Mark. I am very proud of my contribution to this record and also very proud to play along with such inspirational musicians. I hope everyone enjoys this album as much as I do." More...
German progressive band A Life Divided posted a new music video for the track "Doesn't Count" from the band's latest album "Passenger," released on AFM Records.
Check out the video here:
Asking Alexandria's remix record, "Stepped Up and Scratched," has finally arrived and is now officially set for a November 21st release. The disc features remixes from such names as Borgore, Celldweller, Born of Osiris, Big Chocolate, Tomba and more. Click here to check out the "Stepped Up and Scratched" pre-order packages.
The group kicks off a co-headlining North American tour alongside Hollywood Undead on Nov. 1st with Borgore, We Came As Romans ,and D.R.U.G.S. Immediately following this tour the group will join forces with Avenged Sevenfold for a series of dates to wrap-up the year. Be sure to head over to the band's Facebook profile now to view their entire tour itinerary.
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: “Finally, after months of gossip and hype it is here! Stepped Up and Scratched has arrived. It's the only remix album worth buying, haha. Stepped Up and Scratched was a concept we came up with about three years ago while recording Stand Up and Scream. We are all into a lot of different kinds of music (rock, pop, blues, swing, dance, house, electro etc.), so stepping out of our comfort zone is something we are used to. Stepped Up and Scratched is proof of that. This album is a representation of this band as an artist, not just as a metal band. It is full of great remixes that would be perfect in a club/rave setting or at home just to party to. Not only is Stepped up and Scratched a predominantly electronic album, but we decided we wanted to keep it heavy and be different so you will find a lot of the actual music has been left in to the mixes making it a really unique listen and a completely fresh sound/feel. We had a lot of fun working on this record along side the many talented DJ's that appear on the album. Check it out as its really an album to just get wild to. Enjoy!
"North America, we are back baby. No more rules, no more waiting and no more bullshit. We are fucking back and we are coming back hard. This is going to be our most uncompromising and crazy live show yet. We won't stop until everyone knows our name. We won't stop until this music kills us. The WWIII tour with Hollywood Undead is the start of a new era. It's the start of something special. We are stronger, louder, harder and more determined than ever. This tour is about all of us. Lets have the time of our lives. See you all there.”
Legendary Florida death metal behemoths Obituary will embark on a short East Coast run of dates this November alongside Denial Fiend. The trek will commence on November 12th in Tampa, Florida and runs through to November 2th0 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The band will be joined by bassist Terry Butler (Death, Six Feet Under, Massacre),
Commented guitarist Trevor Peres: "We are gonna rip out some old songs that we haven't played in ages during these shows!"
The band is currently writing the follow up to the "Darkest Day" full-length, released in 2009 via Candlelight Records. "Our goal is to be in the studio by January or February and to release the album in May or June of 2012," says Peres. "Of course, the album will be followed up by a ton of tour dates. We will start out in Europe with the Summer festival circuit, followed by a proper European tour package and then do a full North American tour in the Fall of 2012."
The tour dates are as follows:
11/12/2011 The Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
11/14/2011 Sirens - St. Augustine, FL
11/15/2011 C Level - Panama City, FL
11/17/2011 Championship Sports Bar & Grill - Trenton, NJ
11/18/2011 42nd Street Rock House - Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA
11/19/2011 Santos Party House - New York, NY
11/20/2011 The Casbah/Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Carnifex has posted a music video online for the title track off the band's new album "Until I Feel Nothing," which can be viewed in the player below.
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 has been posted online of White Wizzard performing the song "Starchild" live on October 16th, 2011. You can check out the clip below. "Starchild" is off the band's new album "Flying Tigers."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Fight to the Death
2. West L.A. Nights
4. Flying Tigers
5. Night Train to Tokyo
6. Night Stalker
7. Fall of Atlantis
8. Blood on the Pyramids
9. Demons and Diamonds
10. Dark Alien Overture
11. War of the Worlds
12. Starman's Son
Swedish viking thrashers Myrkvedr have released an official video for the song "Tryms Kvade." The band is also streaming a few songs from it's forthcoming debut, set for release in 2012, on it's Reverbnation page. More...
Ready for a real head crushing Halloween? Then gear up for Megadeth in all its metal glory, live in Hollywood, CA on Monday, October 31st on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" where the band will perform on the show's outdoor stage.
The next day (11/1/11) Megadeth will release "TH1RT3EN" via Roadrunner Records. In November, Megadeth will head to South America for 13 headlining shows in 9 countries beginning November 9th and wrapping December 1st. Upcoming Megadeth tour dates are as follows:
11/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
11/12 Santiago, Chile - Maquinaria Festival, Club Hipico
11/14 Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWU Music & Arts Festival
11/16 Mexico City, Mexico - Jose Cuervo Salon
11/17 Mexico City, Mexico - Jose Cuervo Salon
11/19 Guadalajara, Mexico - H&H Metal Fest, Calle 2
11/20 Monterrey, Mexico - Banamex Auditorium
11/23 Bogota, Colombia - Coliseo El Campin
11/25 La Paz, Bolivia - Estadio Rafael Mendoza Castellon
11/27 Asuncion, Paraguay - Live Ace Arena
11/29 Medellin, Colombia - Polideportivo Envigado
12/1 Heredia, Costa Rica - Rosabal Cordero Stadium
Germany's Akrea has issued the following statement about the band celebrating its sixth anniversary:
"We are celebrating our 6-year stage anniversary! As we have stated on Saturday that we are now to the day 6 years of live play, we want to thank you. We say THANK YOU to those who have supported us in these years, have sacrificed their time for us if they were on the road with us, and all bands we were sharing the stage with and have learned so much from.
"6 years. 2 demos, 3 albums (including 'Beginning of an Inner War'), 2 tours and over 100 shows in Germany, Holland, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary! The biggest thank you of course to you out there, without you it would not have been possible! THANK YOU FOR 6 YEARS and look forward to MANY MORE!"
You can also listen to Akrea's music by navigating your browser to the band's official MySpace page here.
Italy's gore-grind act Morale has announced it is currently working on a new album to be titled "Sonata Of The Infected Vagina." More details on the upcoming album's track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available.
Morale also recently posted a new song online titled "Bath in Vaginal Liquid," which can be found at this location.
Finland's Battlelore has issued the following announcement about going on an indefinite break:
"Battlelore played its last foreign show for the time being in Belgium, at Metal Female Voices Festival IX, on Friday October 21st 2011. After that the band is going on an indefinite break from touring and making music.
"This is not the end, however, just a time-out to focus on other aspects of life and build up more creative energy for the future. The plan is to play one more show in Finland before the break to thank the Finnish fans for their support over the years. The details of the last show are not confirmed yet but will be announced as soon as the information comes.
"There's no drama behind the decision to go on break, just a need to take a step back and have a breather. We want to thank all of our associates and supporters for the help and work over the past nearly 12 years, we've been lucky to have met and worked with such wonderful people! The biggest thanks definitely go to our amazing fans, without whom none of this would've been possible. We are honoured to have met you all and are humbled by your generosity and support! You all have a place in our hearts and we will always cherish the amazing moments we've shared with you on and off stage. THANK YOU!
"'Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo.' (A star shines on the hour of our meeting.)"
Norwegian act Dead to this World has issued the following announcement about signing with Soulseller Records:
"That's right, we are more than proud to announce the signing of Norway's most wanted forces! Dead to this World continues its march to the netherworlds after having signed a worldwide deal with Soulseller Records. First weapon of choice will be 'SACRIFICE,' to be officially released 16th December 2011. This mini-album features close to 30 minutes of all-devouring darkness and shall be followed by a full-length in 2012.
"We are very pleased with the agreement with Soulseller and feel we have found mutual enthusiasm through them. We are ready once again and nothing will stand in our way. Let it be known."
The Dead to this World lineup is as follows:
Iscariah – Guitar / Vocals (ex-Immortal, ex-Necrophagia)
Skyggen – Guitar (Gorgoroth, Tortorum)
Thurzur – Bass (Taake, Gaahlskagg)
m:A Fog – Drums (ex-Mortuary Drape, Black Flame)
Check out the brand new song "Death Courageous" via the Dead to this World MySpace music page at this location.
Dutch death metal act Supreme Pain released the "Divine Incarnation" album in Europe earlier this year, and the band has now issued the following announcement about a North American release coming tomorrow:
"On the 25th of October the third Supreme Pain full-length album 'DIVINE INCARNATION' will be released in the U.S. via New North American Distribution. So all death metal fans in The States grab your change to get it!"
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Dawn Of A New Era
2. The Dark Army
3. Damned Creation
4. Treasonous Disease
5. Trapped In Heresy
6. Spiritual Sickness
7. Divine Incarnation
8. Putrefied Beauty
9. The Fallen Kingdom
10. Towards Hell
German black metal act Bethlehem has posted footage online of the band performing live at "Under the Black Sun" in Helenenau/Berlin. You can check out the video clip below, or find more details on Bethlehem through the band's MySpace music page here.
In related news, Bethlehem bassist Jürgen Bartsch has posted a new song online from his industrial project Stahlmantel, which can be found at this location.
U.S. act Element of Eclipse has checked in with the following update about postponing the "Divine Masque Revelation" release and update about the "Apotheosis" album:
"Almost half a decade ago since the Broken Strings album was released, Sin Scythe has been writing and recording the new album Divine Masque Revelation and has put it on hold for the pre-album Apotheosis.
"Many travels and ideas have been change and intertwine during last last few years, so Sin decided to release an album before the Divine Masque Revelation album. He feels that it is not the right time to release it and that the new album Apotheosis should take the lead. It will surely provoke the rebel within liberating the contained madness.
"The Apotheosis album is a significant step up from the last album Broken Strings, Heavier, more technical, and more offensive towards the ones who don't want you to know or create the center in the self. This is the era of the Godless Phoenix Rising from the ashes of religious dogma's and former traditions that do NOT influence spiritual growth or evolution. Presenting how NOT to become an individual or to inherit Liberty, with the works of morality and normality psychosis ethnics. Now is time to take full responsibility of one's self actions and centralize the assertion of one's self True WILL and express and know yourself by whatever means. Prepare yourselves for a new strategy of the black arts."
You can also check out Element of Eclipse tracks available for streaming online through the band's MySpace page.
Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna was involved in an incident at the October 22, 2011 show at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles as part of the band's tour with Testament and Death Angel. The incident occurred as the band performed "Metal Thrashing Mad." During the performance a fan ran onstage and was subsequently speared by a security guard taking out Belladonna in the process. When the pile was separated and the fan ejected, Belladonna was not too happy with the guard. The scene was captured on a fan video and you can check it out at the 1:38 point in the video below:
Norwegian symphonic gothic metal band Sirenia announced the band's new lead guitarist, Jan Erik Soltvedt. Morten Veland (guitars/harsh vocals) made the following announcement
“We are very happy to announce SIRENIA’s new guitar player. Jan Erik Soltvedt has joined the band and will take over the place as lead guitarist. Some of you already know Jan Erik from the shows at Wacken:Open:Air and GSM Fest. We bid him welcome aboard and look forward to more touring together. First up is the South American tour, so we ask all our South American fans to give Jan Erik a warm welcome.”
Soltvedt will take over for the departed Michael S. Krumins.
The ornate and historic Sing Ling Temple, located on a hillside in the scenic mountain town of Puli in Nantou County, Central Taiwan, played host to Taiwan’s top extreme metal band, Chthonic, this past Saturday. The temple is of special historical significance to Taiwan, as it was the site of a battle between Taiwanese troops and KMT soldiers following the 228 incident, in which many thousands of Taiwanese were massacred by the KMT over 40 years ago. Chthonic has since made the temple, along with local folklore and the Taiwanese fight for recognition of their independence, a central focus of their music and lyrics.
Fans began lining up hours in advance of the concert’s 6:30 p.m. start time, climbing the steep hillside steps leading up to the bright orange thatched roofs and delicate masonry of the temple proper to the staging area just behind it. A film crew, documenting the concert for a future DVD release, lugged hundreds of kilograms of gear, including a large swing-arm camera that dipped and dove over the heads of the fans throughout the show, up the stairs in temperatures that reached an unseasonably high 30 degrees plus.
Crew members, international music press from around Asia and Europe, including a representative of Metal Hammer magazine (UK), and a few lucky friends and fans looked on as Chthonic battled and overcame sound problems early on during their sound check. Special guest vocalist, the affable and approachable Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), lounged in the shade of a ring of trees surrounding the staging area, clad in a black Misfits T-shirt, wraparound shades, backwards baseball cap, and camouflage shorts, awaiting his call to the huge steel stage constructed for the occasion. The stage came complete with poly casts of huge stone sculptures of mythical beasts usually found guarding the front gates of temples in Taiwan, and a large backdrop featuring the Chthonic logo, all designed by local artist, photographer and art teacher Oink Chen. More...
California thrashers Warbringer have posted the second episode of a video series showcasing a "collection of colors and sounds" from the North America Torn Asunder Tour with Diamond Plate, Landmine Marathon and Lazarus A.D.
Check out the video here:
Italian progressive/death metal band While Sun Ends, announced the completion of debut LP "The Emptiness Beyond." The band is self-releasing the LP, but no date has been announced.
The track listing for "The Emptiness Beyond" is as follows:
1. Last Moments
2. The Stage
5. Self Made God
8. No Door Room
The band is streaming the track "Self Made God" here:
New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle posted a video from the band's live performance on October 23, 2011, which was streamed live online. The video features a new track "Poop Deck Toilet Wreck."
Here for your viewing enjoyment is the new track:
Finnish band Nightwish announced an additional three shows in Finland, Russia and Ukraine for the upcoming "Imaginaerum" tour. The dates are as follows:
March 2, 2012 - Areena, Joensuu, Finland
March 3, 2012 - Vuokattihalli, Sotkamo, Finland
March 4, 2012 - Teatria, Oulu, Finland
March 9, 2012 - Paviljonki Areena, Jyväskylä, Finland
March 10, 2012 - Helsinki Ice hall, Helsinki, Finland
March 11, 2012 - Hakametsä Ice Hall, Tampere, Finland
March 14, 2012 - Lensoveta Culture Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
March 15, 2012 - Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia
March 17, 2012 - MVC, Kiova, Ukrainian
"Imaginaerum" release dates are: November 30, 2011 (Finland), December 2, 2011 (EU) and January 12, 2012 (North America).
Argentinian folk metal band Triddana is streaming tracks from the band's demo "The Beginning" on the official Facebook Page. The band was founded in early 2011 by four former members of folk band Skiltron (Diego Valdez (v), Pablo Allen (bagpipes), Fernando Marty (b) and Juan José Fornés (g)). The music is a combination of traditional heavy metal and Celtic music. Vocalist Diego Valdez has a very similar style to the late great Ronnie James Dio.
The band is currently composing new songs for an album to be released soon. For a taste, check out the song "Spoke The Firefly" here:
U.S. melodic death metal band Darkest Hour premiered its new video for the song "Your Everyday Disaster" on Metal Hammer Germany's website. The song appears on the band's latest effort "The Human Romance" released earlier this February.
Check out the video here:
German power metal band Primal Fear has confirmed that the band will play the 2012 edition of the Bang Your Head Festival to be held on July 13-14, 2012 in Balingen, Germany. The band is set to release new LP "Unbreakable" on January 27, 2012.
The band's announcement reads: "After the crushing performance at this years Wacken Open Air, PRIMAL FEAR can confirm their first major Open Air Festival appearance for 2012 and it's a pleasure to be back @ the Bang Your Head festival again after a long time of absence!"
Florida band Trivium posted a teaser video for the band's upcoming music video for the song "Built to Fall." The song appears on the band's latest album "In Waves," which is reviewed here>/a>.
Check out the teaser here:
U.K. band the Defiled posted a new music video for the song "Black Death." The song appears on the band's "Grave Times" LP released early this year.
Check out the video here:
Chiapas, Mexico native folk rock/metal band Vayijel is releasing it's debut album this week and streaming the new track "Loxa" on it's Reverbnation page. The band's name comes from the Tsotsil language for "spirit companion animal." Also included on the album will be this earlier track, "Kux Kux." More...
For a genre as controversial as National Socialist black metal (NSBM), it's a given that there would be a backlash against it from within. Especially given that metalheads are often a rebellious bunch, a bunch of songs about extreme forms of nativism was inevitably going to annoy the living crap out of a lot of left-leaning metalheads. And thus, red and anarchist black metal (RABM) was born, a genre even more obscure than NSBM but coming from the radical left.
Not a genre with a specific sound but one defined entirely by ideology, RABM will likely never see mainstream appeal but will still manage to attract a small yet dedicated following committed to a never-ending war with NSBM.
Proving that one can be proud of one's culture without resorting to fascism, Yaotl Mictlan is a Mexican band affiliated with the EZLN secessionist movement in Chiapas. Evoking the religion of the ancient Aztec civilization as an attack on the Spanish imperialism and fighting for indigenous rights is only is still second to the band when it comes to making quality ass-kicking black metal.
Astral Doors has checked in with the following update about the chart positions for the band's recently released "Jerusalem" album:
"We know it's early, but we're so fucking proud to announce that 'Jerusalem' at this very moment is top 30 at Ginza.se all categories (Top 4 at the hard rock chart). Ginza is of course the biggest online store for music in Scandinavia.
"We also know that the album is around place 40 at Amazon.de (and we're talking all categories again). So now we're just waiting for the official charts...
"And yeah... next week on Saturday (29th of October) we will do our only Sweden appearance this year at a signing session at Bifrost Records in falun, Sweden. 14.00. Be there or be sorry!"
You can also check out the recently posted Astral Doors music video for the track "Child of Rock'n'roll" by heading over to this location.
Headbangers India has posted a video interview online with the members of Katatonia, which was shot before the band's show with Opeth in Los Angeles on October 19th, 2011. You can check out the clip below. Katatonia also checked in from the road today with the following message to fans:
"Thank you Tempe, AZ! Wow, can't understand how you people roll with that heat!?! We're now enjoying a day off in Las Vegas! Gambling, big ass buffet, beers, roller coasters and much more ticked off the list! This place is crazy! Salt Lake tomorrow, first time, a good time?"
New Jersey based act With Daggers Drawn is currently offering the "Heart of the Universe" album as a free download. You can get the release via the With Daggers Drawn Bandcampge page or via the player below. Further details on With Daggers Drawn can be found through the band's Facebook profile here.
The Lokaos Rock Show has posted a new video interview online with Derrick Green of Sepultura, which can be viewed below. You can also find Sepultura's previously posted tour report video from the band's European shows earlier this year at this location.