Metal News for October 27, 2011
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Black Tusk is offering a free download of the track "Bring Me Darkness" exclusively at iTunes here. The download, available for one week only, comes from the new album "Set the Dial," which saw an October 24th release via Relapse Records.
Black Tusk has kicked off a string of regional shows, including two dates as direct support of Mastodon. Following these dates, the band will begin a headlining Eastern U.S. tour starting Nov. 2nd in Charlotte, NC and running through mid-November, including a stop as part of the Metal Suckfest in New York, NY. Support on this run comes from THOU and MonstrO on select dates. Upcoming Black Tusk shows are as follows:
10/27: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's (w/ Mastodon)
10/28: New Orleans, LA @ Babylon
10/29: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (CD Release Show)
11/2: Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall (w/ MonstrO)
11/3: Richmond, VA @ Kingdom (w/MonstrO)
11/4: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater (Suckfest)
11/5: Reading, PA @ Reverb (w/MonstrO)
11/6: Boston, MA @ Great Scott (w/MonstrO)
11/7: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft (w/Thou, MonstrO)
11/9: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (w/Thou, MonstrO)
11/11: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall (w/Thou, MonstrO)
11/12: Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
11/13: Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
11/14: St Louis, MO @ Fubar (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
11/15: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
11/16: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music (w/ Thou, MonstrO)
11/17: Nashville, TN @ The End (w/ Thou, MonstrO) More...
Dol Ammad has revealed the final track listing of the band's upcoming 3rd full-length album, which will be titled "Hyperspeed." Dol Ammad has also launched a new band logo, which can be viewed here.
The "Hyperspeed" track listing is as follows:
Caravan Of Mars
Seeds Of Life
Phoenix, Arizona's Sargon has announced the addition of bassist Kelly Conlon (Ex-Death/Monstrosity) to its official recording and touring lineup. The band now features:
Frank Van Kwartel: Guitar and Vocals
Alex Marquez: Drums
Kelly Conlon: Bass
Sargon performed live in the U.S. for the first time on Sept 23rd, 2011 at The Goathead Saloon (in Arizona) on the date of its debut album's “In Contempt” official release by Old Cemetery Records. Footage of the release show is available here.
The band is currently working on new material for an EP scheduled to be released in early 2012, and will perform at this year's Goregrowler's Ball Fest in San Antonio, Texas on November 18th, 2011. More details on Sargon are available through the band's Facebook profile.
After releasing audio snippets, behind the scenes photos, and additional online teasers, Tesseract has finally revealed the new music video for the track "Eden." Though "Eden" was originally on the band's debut album "One," this rendition is a newly re-recorded version with vocalist Elliot Coleman. Check out the clip below.
Tesseract is also embarking on the "Saints and Sinners" tour with Animals as Leaders and Between the Buried and Me. Dates are as follows: More...
At A Loss Recordings has confirmed the release date for the limited LP edition of Whitehorses's latest mammoth full-length, "Progression." Following an initial CD release via Sweat Lung early last year as the band stormed the U.S. alongside The Body, At A Loss officially released the album via digital download in July.
Now At A Loss will issue "Progression" on wax this November 8th, this time unleashing the record's massive tones in analog format for the diehards and collectors. Once again licensed from Sweat Lung, this pressing will be limited to 500 copies on black or black & blue swirled vinyl, and will include a digital download coupon to access high-quality MP3s as well. Preorders for the platter are being taken here.
Following the band's U.S. tour last year, Whitehorse will return next Summer on a full tour of the country. More info will be announced as the time draws near. In the meantime, the band continue to book shows throughout Australia and has the following upcoming shows:
11/05/2011 Bendingo Hotel - Melbourne
11/12/2011 Animal House - Adelaide
12/12/2011 The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart - Tasmania
Skeletonwitch performed on a boat this past weekend in NYC with Kvelertak, and footage from the show has now been posted online. You can check out the clip below.
The band's new album, "Forever Abomination" (reviewed here) is out now and debuted #153 on Billboard's Top 200 Music Chart.
Skeletonwitch has the following upcoming live appearances: More...
Grab a first look at the blueprints of The Devin Townsend quadrology (Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction, and Ghost), box set over at MetalSucks.net. "Contain Us" was designed and created by Man Alive's Tom Bejgrowicz (who also conceived the Misfits coffin box set). Highlights are as follows:
A 12" x 12", 64-page, perfect bound book featuring a charcoal linen hardcover with ink-less debossing of the DTP logo on the front and applicable titling on the spine.
DTP albums will be housed within the front cover's pastedown while the 4 unreleased discs will be in the back's.
500 individually-numbered, limited edition copies that include two exclusive items: An autographed lithographic print featuring original artwork by Devin drawn exclusively for this edition and a 10" piece of vinyl featuring two exclusive tracks.
The Devin Townsend Project is currently on the road in North America, but the band will soon head over to Ireland and the U.K. for some dates--including four special shows that will feature performances of the entire Devin Townsend Project quadrology. Details are as follows: More...
Read the full article at Metal Sucks.
German act Dying Humanity has posted a new song online titled "Addicted," which is from the band's upcoming album "Living on the Razor's Edge."
The track is available in the player below or through the Dying Humanity Facebook profile. The band's new album is set to hit stores on November 4th, 2011.
Metal Assault has posted footage online of Swedish act Opeth performing the song "Face Of Melinda" live at Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA on October 21st. You can check out the footage below.
Opeth is currently embarked on a North American tour in support of the new album "Heritage" (reviewed here), and the band was recently mentioned in Metalunderground.com's series on music videos to get you in the Halloween mood at this location.
Kvelertak played a secret show on October 21st at Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, NY and Metal Injection has now posted footage online from the show with the band performing a new song. You can check out the clip below.
The Soulless (formerly Ignominious Incarceration) has confirmed a new U.K. tour with Bury Tomorrow. The tour is due to kick off on Thursday, December 8th in Bristol, just a few weeks after the band wraps up a tour with Against the Glood.
The Soulless frontman Andy Wardle comments:
"Everyone here in The Soulless is super excited for this tour. We cannot wait to finally showcase the tracks from our latest album, 'Isolated'. We love Bury Tomorrow's new single, 'Lionheart', and are looking forward to playing with those guys every night. We want people to learn some words and get rowdy with us! Mosh!"
Catch the band on the following dates: More...
German post black metal band Agrypnie posted a preview sampler from the forthcoming EP "Asche," scheduled for release on November 11, 2011 through Supreme Chaos Records. The EP is a teaser of a full length release due sometime in the spring of 2012, but also contains various exclusive songs, one of which features abmient artist Mathias Grassow. "Asche" will be available in limited first edition digipak and strictly limited vinyl version (100 transparent red, 400 clear).
The track listing for "Asche' is as follows:
5. Kosmos [Omega]
6. Augenblick (Demo Version)
Check out the sampler here:
As if celebrating the 20th anniversary of their existence this year weren’t enough, progressive black metallers Enslaved will be the first metal group to receive the Norwegian Artist & Songwriters Association’s Honorary Award. Norwegian Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt – who is responsible for cultural policy, film, and the media - will present the 10th installment of this award to the band members on Monday, October 31st in Oslo, Norway.
In addition to winning four Spellemann awards (Norwegian equivalents of American Grammys), Enslaved’s interest, dedication, and contribution to the Norwegian music industry and general debate was a significant reason for the band receiving the award.
The Honorary Award is appointed by a jury consisting of the board at the Norwegian Artist & Songwriters Association. The award prize is a glass microphone made by glass artist Camilla Prytz and the inscription reads as follows: “The prize is presented to a person or group that has done a significant effort to promote Norwegian music within the genres of which the Norwegian Artist & Songwriters Association represent; Pop / Rock / Related.”
The nine previous winners of the Honorary Award include: 2010 - Hellbillies; 2009 - Marit Larsen; 2008 - Henning Kvitnes; 2007 - Anne Grete Preus; 2006 - Bjørn Eidsvåg; 2005 - Jan Eggum; 2004 - Åge Aleksandersen; 2003- Jahn Teigen; 2001 - Nora Brockstedt.
Relapse Records has posted a new podcast online through Metal Injection, which can be found at this location. This month's podcast includes an interview with Brutal Truth, along with tracks from bands such as Anal Cunt and Fuck the Facts. The podcast's lineup is as follows:
Death – “In Human Form”
Red Fang – “Hank Is Dead”
Chris Connelly - “Compatibility”
Black Tusk - “Set The Dial To Your Doom”
Coalesce - “This Is The Last”
Anal Cunt - “Song #5”
Fuck the Facts - “A Coward’s Existence”
Mose Giganticus - “The Seventh Seal”
Brutal Truth - “Simple Math”
Primate - “Draw Back a Stump”
Destroy! – “Total Fucking Chaos"
Exit 13 - "Spare the wrench – Surrender the Earth"
Death Breath – “Death Breath”
Disembowelment - “The Tree of Life and Death”
Darkest Hour has posted another teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming European tour with Devildriver, Machine Head, and Bring Me the Horizon. You can check out the trailer below, or find Darkest Hour's recently posted music video for "Your Everyday Disaster" at this location.
Dates for the tour are as follows: More...
Phil Langelier, vocalist for Montreal fantasy grind metal band Bookakee, has designed the artwork for the Trois Rivieres Metal Fest Compilation #11 CD, along with the t-shirts for the event. The Metal Fest took place on October 14th and 15th, and the compilation has 38 bands on it, ranging from Annihilator to Unbreakable Hatred. You can check out music from Bookakee on the band's official YouTube channel. Below is also a video on how the band designs it's costumes. More...
Old Corpse Road drummer The Dreamer has issued the following update about returning to active duty with the band:
"After a long battle with a herniated disc in my spine, I have returned to live duties with the Old Corpse Road. It's been a long hard 6 months of physio, spinal injections and scans and it is far from over but I’m in a position where I can handle drum duties well enough to gig.
"In our downtime we have wasted no time in writing and pre-demoing tracks for our forthcoming album. On Wednesday night I spent a couple of hours getting the drums down for The Crier of Claiffe and thankfully it went painlessly, now onto the next song.."
You can find more details on Old Corpse Road by navigating your browser over to the band's Facebook profile.
Swiss thrash metal act Gurd posted a new video for the song "Terminate" from the new LP "Never Fail." The album is set to drop on October 28, 2011 through NoiseArt Records.
Check out the video here:
Manchester, NH based act Conflicted has posted a music video online for the song "Sold Soul," which can be viewed below. You can also check out Conflicted songs available for streaming online by heading over to the group's Bandcamp page.
Thaurorod has issued the following update about appearing at the upcoming Quest For Power show:
"There have been some changes for Quest for Power event taking place on Saturday 29th October in Dom, Helsinki. Unfortunately Merging Flare had to cancel their performance. There will 2 other bands to back up for them: Domination Black and Adamantra. The new schedule for the evening will be:
21.10 - ADAMANTRA
22.05 - DOMINATION BLACK
23.00 - THAUROROD
24.00 – DREAMTALE
"Thaurorod will perform a brand new and unreleased song Ghost in Me from the upcoming 2nd album in Quest For Power! After the shows T-ROD is looking forward for some serious Halloween party with all of you there on Saturday so see you very soon! Buy your ticket from Tiketti."
Polish melodic death metal band Serpentia posted a new track "Proclamation Of Tragedy" at this location. The song appears on the forthcoming LP "Day in the Year of Candles." The band is also shooting a music video for the track, the video teaser of which is posted below.
"Day in the Year of Candles" is the first Serpentia album since the 2004 release "Nails Enigma." The band briefly changed its name to Painfields in 2007 before returning to Sepentia and then splitting. In July of this year, the announced its return.
The artwork for "Day in the Year of Candles" is shown here:
The video trailer for "Proclamation of Tragedy" can be seen here:
The Cleansing has issued the following statement about parting ways with bassist Mads Haarløv and announcement about upcoming tour dates:
"Hey Death Metal geeks! Lately we have been busy rehearsing for the upcoming Danish mini-tour with Spectral Mortuary and Death Comes Pale (see dates in the live section, or check the tour dates on Facebook). Everything is sounding nice and brutal - as it should!
"We are also looking forward to play at this years Aalborg Metal Festival along with some great acts such as Suffocation, Vader, Decapitated, Entombed and many others!
"On another note, Mads Haarløv has decided to leave The Cleansing. We want to thank Mads for the past 1½ year in The Cleansing, we had some great times. Take care bro.
"For the past three weeks we've been rehearsing with bass player Martin Leth Andersen. A huge thanks to Martin for stepping in and learning our songs on short notice! See you all at our shows!!"
Massive Assault, which is currently working on a new album, has announced an appearance at the upcoming Protzen Open Air 2012. The festival takes place from June 22nd - 24th and will also feature Malevolent Creation, Hatesphere, Illdisposed, and more. Further details are available through the festival's website here.
Swedish death metal group, Bastard Priest will release "Ghouls of the Endless Night" on November 7, 2011 via Pulverised Records. Go to Invisible Oranges to hear the album stream.
Recorded at Parasit Studio with Fred Estby (Necronaut, ex-Dismember) and mastered at Enormous Door Studio (Poison Idea, Phobia, Extinction of Mankind, etc.), "Ghouls Of The Endless Night" mixes death metal and hardcore punk. Fans of Master, Autopsy and Dismember take notice.
"Ghouls Of The Endless Night" track listing is as follows:
1. Pestilent Force
2. Ghouls Of The Endless Night
3. Enter Eternal Nightmare
5. Fucking Slaughter
6. Sacrilegious Ground
7. Last Scream
8. Enormous Thunder Of The End
Italian progressive death metal band Kenòs posted a video teaser for the forthcoming EP "Night Train To Samara," which is scheduled for release on November 18, 2011 via My Kingdom Music.
The track listing for "Night Train To Samara" is:
1. Nightrain to Samara
2. Spiral Lysergic
3. Eyes Of Hurricane, Pt. 3
4. Encounter (groove version)
Check out the video here:
End is Near has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Beyond the Theater," which can be viewed below. For more info on End is Near, head over to the band's MySpace music page.
U.S. thrash band Death Angel posted another episode of the ongoing fan Q&A series (shown below). The band is currently on a U.S. tour with Anthrax and Testament in support of the current LP "Relentless Retribution."
Check out the video here:
German symphonic metal band revealed the track listing for the forthcoming album "Terra Incognita" (shown below). The album is due out on November 18, 2011 through Massacre Records.
The track listing for "Terra Incognita" is:
1. Saint Slayer
2. Fernes Land
3. A Dead Man‘s Tale
4. Sie Steh'n Am Weg
5. Vor der Schlacht
6. Hateful Affection
7. In Signo Crucis Trilogy I: Der Kleriker
8. In Signo Crucis Trilogy II: Das Zweite Gesicht
9. In Signo Crucis Trilogy III: In Signo Crucis
10. Der Letzte Freund
12. Terra Incognita
13. Mein Herz (Live At Roehre Stuttgart 2011) [*]
14. Kristallklares Wasser (Live Version) [* Japanese Edition]
U.K. gothic death legends Paradise Lost posted a trailer for the upcoming reissue of the 1995 classic "Draconian Times." The package will feature a CD and double live DVD and is scheduled for release on November 7, 2011 via CD/DVD, Gatefold Vinyl and digital download.
The DVD track listing is as follows:
DVD1: Draconian Times MMXI – Live at The Forum, London 2011
2. Hallowed Land
3. The Last Time
4. Forever Failure
5. Once Solemn
7. Elusive Cure
8. Yearn For Change
9. Shades Of God
10. Hands Of Reason
11. I See Your Face
13. Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us
14. True Belief
15. One Second
16. Say Just Words
17. Rise Of Denial
18. As I Die
DVD2: Draconian Times MCMXCV - MMXI On The Draconian Road
Interviews - 16:23
Fan Interviews - 4:33
Rise Of Denial - 4:52
Faith Divides Us - 4:46
Check out the trailer here:
Ages, the melodic black metal project consisting of members from Volturyon, Dissection, Evangeli, Magog and Slumber, will begin unleashing singles as digital releases. The band already has singles for "From the Ashes of Time" and "Absent Tribulation" on YouTube. Ages will continue to release singles, as opposed to full length albums, as soon as new material is written and produced. Below is Ages' latest single "At the Behest of Reason." More...
British heavy metal veterans Wolfsbane have revealed the track listing for their brand new studio album, "Wolfsbane Save The World," which will be out in January. This will be their first full length album of original material since their self-titled release in 1994.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Blue Sky
3. Buy My Pain
5. Smoke And Red Light
6. Illusion Of Love
7. Live Before I Die
8. Who Are You Now
9. Everybody's Looking For Something Baby
10. Child Of The Sun
11. Did It For The Money
American heavy metal outfit Lamb Of God has announced that the band has finished work a new studio album, the title of which has not yet been announced. A message from drummer Chris Adler reads as follows:
"The album is done. Details coming soon. The first set of invitees have been brought in to listen (no press copies kids), and the response is fantastic. Press has begun for the release and the tours we have coming in 2012. We've made it this far."
More details will be revealed as soon as they become available.
Ceremonial Perfection had previously announced an upcoming tour of Poland with Arcane Grail and Trelleborg throughout November. The band has now issued the following brief announcement about canceling those shows:
"It's so sad, but our upcoming tour around Poland has been cancelled because our tour manager has to move to UK now! We do apologize to our Polish fans! We are trying to book a new tour around Poland in 2012!"
Further details on Ceremonial Perfection and the band's upcoming tour dates are available by heading over to Facebook.
Despite Exile has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song titled "Kawabonga" via Facebook:
"Hello everyone! We've finally reached 1000 fans so we've decided to release another track (in streaming and free download, (Kawabonga bitches!) from our EP to keep it up as we wait for some new, hot stuff! Here's the download link.
"Most importantly, we feel necessary to thank whoever has helped us anyway over the last months: Tom, Ricky and Slide, for the invaluable support; Bad for the patience and the awesome recordings; 'Tom' Danilo Carolini, for all the opportunities and the trust you're giving us; Jack Barboni, for your constant help; Sacca (and Graphicare), for the affection and your graphics; Mattia Revelant, who has always lent us everything our Serbian dumbass drummer needed. Also, Alex Gilbert and TeamAllAboutTheMusic, Carlos and Hatred Progeny, Lazzaro and NotYetFallen, Filippo Gianotti and Krampus, One Step Remains, Innervacuum, Sedition, TotalDeathcore and Moshpit Team Trieste.
"Of course we want to thank each and every band we've played with and our hometown audience, that has always followed and supported us.Best Spammer Award goes to: Federico Sbaiz, who'll receive a special prize! (we apologize if someone's missing but you know we're fucktards) Moreover, we wanted to let you know that we're finally completing the work on the new tracks and we're looking forward to release them at the beginning of the next year (also planning video clip and shit), so keep checking our updates! Thanks for your support."
The deluxe re-issue of Death's "Individual Thought Patterns" album is streaming online now, and can be heard in the player available below or at this location.
The follow-up album to "Human," "Individual Thought Patterns" has been remixed by Alan Douches and re-packaged to include a second and third bonus disc worth of previously unreleased demos and a full live set recorded in Germany during a 1993 European tour. Also included on the third bonus disc exclusive to this re-issue are rare riff tracks from the Chuck Schuldiner archives.
"Individual Thought Patterns" is currently available in North America as a deluxe 3-disc set, a 2-disc standard set, and a deluxe digital download. More...
As was previously announced, Threshold will be heading off on a string of pre-release shows in April for an as-yet-untitled album. The band has now announced Italian rockers Kingcrow will support Threshold for three of the dates.
The Italians recently toured Europe to promote the new album "Phlegethon" supporting Redemption. Kingrowwill support THRESHOLD at the following shows:
11/04/2012 Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/04/2012 Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
14/04/2012 Zeche, Bochum, Germany
Austrian symphonic band Visions Of Atlantis posted a new video of behind the scenes footage from the recent Metal Female Voices Festival. The band is shown rehearsing, signing autographs of fans and performing at the event.
Check out the video here:
Estonian folk metal band Metsatöll are streaming the entire forthcoming album "Ulg." The album is due for release on November 1, 2011 through Spinefarm Records. The band previously released a music video for the track "Küü," which can be seen at this location.
Check it out the album stream here:
German old school thrashers Witchburner posted a new music video for the song "Blood Of Witches." The song is the title track of the band's 2007 release "Blood Of Witches." The band's latest release "Demons" was released in June of 2010.
Check out the video here:
Lacuna Coil are set to embark on an extensive "Darkness Rising" U.K. tour in support of the forthcoming LP "Dark Adrenaline" scheduled for a January 2012 release through Century Media. The band posted the following trailer for the tour:
The tour dates are as follows:
3rd Nov 2011: The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
4th Nov 2011: Corporation, Sheffield
5th Nov 2011: HMV Institute, Birmingham
7th Nov 2011: Northumbria University SU (City Campus, Stage 2, Reds Bar), Newcastle Upon Tyne
8th Nov 2011: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
9th Nov 2011: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
10th Nov 2011: The Doghouse, Dundee
12th Nov 2011: Manchester Academy, Manchester
13th Nov 2011: Cardiff University SU (The Great Hall, Solus, CF10), Cardiff
14th Nov 2011: Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
16th Nov 2011: Concorde 2, Brighton
17th Nov 2011: Quarterhouse, Folkestone
18th Nov 2011: Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
20th Nov 2011: Colchester
21st Nov 2011: New Roadmender, Northampton
22nd Nov 2011: ULU Live, London
23rd Nov 2011: O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford
Italian black/folk band Foret D'Orient have unveiled the artwork and track listing for the debut LP "Essedvm." The album is scheduled for release on November 18, 2011 through Archaic North Entertainment.
Track listing for "Essedvm" is:
1. Campo Di Marte
3. Mantva 1328
4. Et Veteres Revocavit Artes
6. Prvdentia Et Armi
For a taste of Foret D'Orient, check out the sample tracks in the player below:
As was previously announced, folk metal act Scythia will be headlining the Nerd Fest, which takes place in Vancouver on November 19th at the Rickshaw Theatre. Scythia has now posted a teaser trailer for the festival online, which can be viewed below.
Nerd Fest is a night of medieval fantasy that will showcase local folk metal clans Scythia, Eye Of Odin, and Celestial Ruin along with entertainment ranging from sword fighting, tattoo artistry, burlesque dancing (Tiffany Truth), fantasy multimedia (films), a costume contest, and a multitude of vendors who will showcase unique local-made crafts for medieval enthusiasts.
Steel Panther guitarist Satchel has posted a video clip online discussing the band's new album "Balls Out," along with his love and appreciation for Tiger Woods's sex life, the unfortunate statute of limitations in Utah, and just how bitchin' the new album really is. Check out the clip below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. In The Future
2. Supersonic Sex Machine
3. Just Like Tiger Woods
4. 17 Girls In A Row
5. If You Really Really Love Me
6. It Won’t Suck Itself
7. Tomorrow Night
8. Why Can’t You Trust Me
9. That’s What Girls Are For
10. Gold Digging Whore
11. I Like Drugs
13. Let Me Come In
14. Weenie Ride