Metal News for October 28, 2012
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9 news articles posted on this day.
Love and Death, which features former Korn member Brian "Head" Welch, has posted a lyric video online for "The Abandoning." Check out the clip below.
"The Abandoning" is taken from the album "Between Here & Lost," available in stores and online November 19th on Tooth & Nail Records. Pre-orders are available at this location.
German traditional heavy metal act Sacred Gate is in the process of recording of the follow-up to the band's debut "When Eternity Ends," which was released in April this year through Metal on Metal Records.
According to a press release, Sacred Gate's sophomore album "Tides of War" is going to be a concept album about the 300 Spartans and the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. The album will be produced by the band and Andy Funke at Metallurgy Studio in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
For more info on Sacred Gate, head over to the Metal on Metal Records website.
Flourishing's new EP "Intersubjectivity," was recorded and mixed by the band at Sound City in the group's hometown of Brooklyn, NY. It was mastered by Agalloch bassist Jason Walton at Audio Savant, and the EP sees a November 13th release on The Path Less Traveled Records, the label that has released all of Flourishing's recordings to date, beginning with the 2010 debut EP, A "Momentary Sense of the Immediate World." The following press release was issued about the EP:
"Intersubjectivity carries forth where The Sum of All Fossils left off, further establishing the New York City band's command of its own signature sound. Here in full effect are drummer Brian Corcoran's primitive cadences and merciless blasts, bassist Eric Rizk's almighty 'G.C. Green' frequencies, and frontman Garett Bussanick's gut-wrenching vocal purges and astonishing guitar work.
"Once more we are transported to the cold factory setting evoked by The Sum of All Fossils -- an ominous, unsettling place, awash in ambient tones and mechanical repetition -- then launched suddenly skyward by transcendent melodic passages. The overriding effect is trance-like. The listener surrenders to the will of the music as it leads a tour of extreme depths and heights."
The track listing is:
1. A Living Sundial
2. The Petrifaction Lottery
3. Intersubjectivity More...
German black/thrash metal veterans Outrage have recently started recording their next album "The Elemental War" in InnerEar studio, Pforzheim. The album will be released in 2013, which will be the 30th anniversary of the band. Metal on Metal Records comments:
"Outrage were formed in 1983 and belonged to the first wave of black metal, however they have been under the radar for many years, remaining one of the most obscure bands in this genre, in spite of releasing 4 demos in the '80s and putting out 6 CDs after the reunion in 2004. In 2011 they signed with Metal on Metal Records which released their 7th full-length 'Go to Hell
in November the same year. 'Go to Hell' consists of re-recorded versions of their early demos songs and can be listened in its entirety from Bandcamp."
According to the band's founder and guitarist, Udo "The Bringer of Doom", the new songs are in the same style as those he wrote in the '80s, but "The Elemental War" album will be more raw sounding than "Go to Hell."
Boston power/thrash metal veterans Meliah Rage have recently released a video for "Where Nothing Ever Grows," which can be viewed below. The clip was produced by Brad Piche and Branden Maxham of Omnidawn Productions, who previously worked with the band on the "Hourglass" and "Halo of Flies" videos.
The song comes from Meliah Rage's seventh full-length album "Dead to the World," released in July 2011 through Metal on Metal Records, and lyrically deals with post-traumatic stress disorder. In the role of the soldier suffering from PTSD you can see none other than the band's own bass player Darren Lourie.
Meliah Rage has been confirmed as the Friday night headliner for the 6th edition Warriors Of Metal Fest Open Air that will take place on June 27th-29th 2013 in Pataskala, Ohio. Band founder and guitarist Anthony Nichols states: "We in Meliah Rage are excited to announce that we will be headlining the first night of Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air next year which will be the 25th anniversary of our debut release 'Kill to Survive' and so we shall play the majority of the songs from that record during our set. This will be our one and only appearance in the midwestern United States region in 2013 and with any luck we'll have a new record out by then as well!" More...
England's own traditional metal brigands Arkham Witch are returning with their 2nd album "Legions of the Deep," which will be released on November 9th through Metal on Metal Records. The label comments:
"Those who know the previous works of the band know their personal take on NWOBHM, traditional heavy and doom metal. Lyrically the album features the familiar weird pulp fiction obsessions, Lovecraftian monsters, Howardian heroes, underground occultism, killer cyborgs and zombie cowboys, and musically it strides the frequencies between bands like Deep Switch, Hell, Witchfinder General, Judas Priest, Pentagram, Sanit Vitus, Manilla Road, Cirith ungol, and of course The Lamp of Thoth, the former band of Arkham Witch vocalist Simon and drummer Emily."
A teaser for the "Legions of the Deep" album (featuring a fragment of the title track) can be view below. The title song features additional vocals by Leo Stivala of Maltese doom metal veterans Forsaken. A short clip documenting this recording session that took place on June 23rd in the studio of Chris Grech (Nomad Son) in Mellieha, Malta, has also been posted by the label on YouTube.
The album's track lisingt is: More...
After a summer spent abroad, Slovenian all-female act Hellcats filmed a video for the song "Steelrider," which can be viewed below. Hellcats is:
Sasha Zagorc - bass, backing vocals
Sonja Zagorc - drums, backing vocals
Katja Mavec - guitar
Ana Šinkovec - lead vocals
New York metal band Flames of Fury has posted the music video for their song "No Mercy" online. The video was directed by Gerard Mendez. The track comes off their debut self titled EP.
The tracklisting for "Flames of Fury" is as follows:
1. Take it to the Limit
2. Save Yourself
3. No Mercy
4. End of the Road
5. I Burn
Watch the "No Mercy" video below:
Few bands will ever sniff the success Warrant had in 1989-1990: two multi-platinum albums, a Rolling Stone chart number one single, and a headlining tour. The band created a song named “Cherry Pie” and sold millions of more records because of it! (True story.) Then they were off the radio, then conflict, and then finally abuse and the death of their lead songwriter. The band continues to carry on, but it will never be the same as the summer of ‘89. More...