Metal News for October 3, 2013
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22 news articles posted on this day.
The recently reunited UK death metal band Cancer has been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XII. Other confirmations for the 2014 edition of the extreme metal festival include Sacrifice, Nocturnus A.D., Crowbar, and Death Toll 80K from Finland.
Maryland Deathfest XII takes place in Baltimore, MD from May 22-25, 2014 exact venue to be determined.
An updated list of confirmed bands so far is as follows:
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
DEATH TOLL 80K (Finland)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND (UK)
GOD MACABRE (Sweden)
GRAVES AT SEA
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)
Greek power metal act Secret Illusion posted up a short interview with guitarist/composer Filippos Papakyriakou about the upcoming, yet untitled, sophomore album from Secret Illusion. The album is the follow up to the 2012 EP "Point of No Return," and it represents a heavier and more mature direction according to the guitarist. The album was recorded at Sierra Studios in Athens with producer/engineer Alexandros Chrysidis.
Check out the footage here:
The newness returns with videos from Israel, Finland, and New York. Bonus: We also have a new video from, Gypsy Lee Pistoleros, the man with the greatest nickname of all time: The Spanglish-speaking Flamenco Retro Rocker Glam Punk Sleaze Rock N Roll outlaw. More...
Louisiana brutal death metal unit Suture have released a music video for the track "Carcinoma Contagion." The song is taken off the upcoming re-recorded version of their long out-of-print debut album, "Carnivorous Urge to Kill." The newly recorded album is scheduled for release on October 29th via Comatose Music.
The video, which was shot by Mike Holderbeast & Ritchi Rooster of Cement Level Studios in New Orleans, can be viewed below:
After the passing of guitarist Ron Kuczuk, Connecticut's Bonded Through Hate has named Mike "Z" Livingston (Radium) as his replacement. Livingston is also the founder of Connecticut record label Ear One Productions, which released Bonded Through Hate's debut EP "Doomsday: The Rise of Valhalla" in March of 2012.
In a statement on Facebook, Livingston stated: "I am very proud to announce that I am the new guitarist with CT's Bonded Through Hate. After the recent passing of our friend and brother and founding BTH Guitarist Ron Kuczuk the remaining guys decided to keep the band going because they knew that's what Ron would have wanted. Bassist Aaron asked me if I was interested in playing and I said absolutely. Keeping the legacy going... I had two practices this past week with Tyrant Trooper (Justin), Aaron and Allyan Lang Lopes and we can already play the 5 songs from the "Doomsday: The Rise of Valhalla" CD. We're working on new songs this week. We will be writing new material for a future Ear One Productions release and playing shows very soon including a huge benefit in Ron's memory. New video coming soon as well. Stay tuned for much more from Bonded Through Hate! The train keeps a rollin!!!!" More...
New York psychedelic doom act Blackout premiered the new track "Amnesia" over at The Obelisk at this location. The song appears on the forthcoming debut LP "We Are Here," which the band will self-release on October 25th.
"We Are Here" was recorded at Vacation Island Studio with engineer/producer Rob Laakso (Diamond Nights, Swirlies, Kurt Vile). The six track beast of long player is already earning critical fuck-yeahs for its inexorable riff worship and planet rupturing bottom end. The band will play an album release show on the release date at The Acheron in Brooklyn, NY with Hector's Pets, Balam and Jovian Drifts.
The track listing is:
A three song sampler can be heard over at this location.
Long-defunct Swedish death metallers act Centinex have once again unearthed their debut album "Subconscious Lobotomy," thanks to Pulverised Records. This was the album that forged the band's legacy, and eventually inspired them to push the boundaries of Swedish Death Metal into more melodic territory as their career progressed.
To commemorate the album's twenty-year anniversary, Pulverised Records will give "Subconcious Lobotomy" an entire facelift in both visual and audio aspects. Featuring the unmistakable horrific style of influential artist Mark Riddick (Morbid Angel, Slayer, Arsis, Grave, etc) and completely re-mastered by Sverker Widgren at the infamous Necromorbus Studio, Sweden (Setherial, Necrovation, Demonical, etc).
As a special treat for the fans, "Subconscious Lobotomy" will also include liner notes written exclusively for this reissue by former Centinex bassist Martin Schulman, who provided an in-depth history of the band. Additionally, the reissue will include the "Apocalyptic Amargeddon" 7" EP, released in 2000, as bonus tracks. The EP tracks have never been released on CD format before now.
Release date and pre-order information coming soon. The track listing for the release is:
1. Blood On My Skin
2. Shadows Are Astray
3. Dreams Of Death
4. Orgy In Flesh
5. End Of Life
6. Bells Of Misery
7. Inhuman Dissection Of Souls
8. The Aspiration
9. Until Death Tear Us Apart
10. Apocalyptic Armageddon
11. Seeds Of Evil
12. Everlasting Bloodshed More...
U.S. doom metal act Coven (also known as Coven 13) is streaming two new tracks - "Thor's Twins" and "Walpurgisnacht" - from the upcoming sophomore LP "Destiny of the Gods." The album is on November 19th via Shadow Kingdom Records.
The track listing for "Destiny of the Gods" is:
1. Thor's Twins
2. Winds of Revelation
5. Isle of Man
6. Frost Giants
7. Witches Kiss
8. She Rides the Dawn
9. Solitary Days
Check out the tracks here:
Christian act Stryper premiered the band's new single "Legacy" via Noisecreep over at this location. The song appears on the upcoming new release "No More Hell To Pay," which hits North America on November 5th via Frontiers Records. The track listing for the new release is:
1. Revelation (see lyric video)
2. No More Hell To Pay
3. Saved By Love
4. Jesus Is Alright
5. The One
7. Marching Into Battle
8. Te Amo
9. Sticks & Stones
10. Water Into Wine
12. Renewed More...
Deadlock guitarist/keyboardist Sebastian Reichl teamed up with Ibanez and Meinl Distribution to present a series of videos that provide some insights into the new Deadlock Album "The Arsonist," which is out now via Napalm Records.
In this, video Reichl presents a tutorial on some of the riffs and solos from the song "Dead City Sleepers." Check it out here:
Maryland doom act Iron Man released a new music video for the track "Hail to the Haze." The song appears on the new album "South of the Earth," which was just issued in North America on October 1st via Metal Blade Records.
The track listing for "South of the Earth" is:
1. South of the Earth
2. Hail to the Haze
3. The Whore in Confession
4. The Worst and Longest Day
5. Aerial Changed the Sky
6. IISOEO (The Day of the Beast)
7. Half-Face / Thy Brother's Keeper (Dunwich Pt 2)
8. In the Velvet Darkness
9. The Ballad of Ray Garraty
Check out "Hail to the Haze" here: More...
Israeli metal act Switchblade posted a teaser clip from the band's upcoming debut LP "Heavy Weapons." The album is set for release on November 22nd via Killer Metal Records. A clip from the track "Infernal Paradise" can be found below.
Switchblade was formed in 2005 under the name Stein, quickly changing it in the same year. From 2006-2012, the band issued three demos and three singles: "Murder's Way," Endless War/Euphoria" and "Metalista."
The track listing for the album is:
1. Heavy Weapons
4. Lost Lovers Unite
5. The Lost Kingdom
6. Infernal Paradise
7. Curse Of The Father, Sins Of The Son
8. Into The Unknown
9. Endless War
Check out "Infernal Paradise" here: More...
The Brooklyn, New York sludge rock alchemists in Hull are pleased to announce their appearance on the 2014 edition of the Roadburn festival in the the Netherlands.
Hull will be performing alongside a lineup that already includes Opeth, Yob, Triptykon, A Storm Of Light, Crowbar, Graves at Sea, Lord Dying, and many more. Comments guitarist Nick Palmirotto:
"Hull is absolutely elated to be a part of the vastly diverse lineup that will be gracing the stages of Roadburn 2014. Having had the tremendous experience of performing bass guitar duties for Jarboe in 2010, it is an honor for Hull to be a part of one of the most unique and unprecedented festivals in the world of heavy music. Our gratitude speaks no bounds, we shall forge onward through the barren lands, beyond the lightless sky."
Hull released the monolithic "Beyond The Lightless Sky" full-length via The End Records in 2011. The band will play Roadburn 2014 on its inaugural day of Thursday, April 10th. For more info visit: this location.
Debemur Morti Productions is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian outfit Manes. The label comments:
"The terms 'cult,' 'genius,' and 'visionary' are over-abused when talking about music and there are only a few Artists - real Artists - around the world who may boast to be the pure quintessence of those sacred words. Manes is undoubtedly one of these rare musical entities who have offered to the world several amazing, vital and timeless masterpieces with an incredible level of quality and creativity. Today, the terms cult, genius, and visionary sound like a perfect definition of what Manes represents in the contemporary musical landscape."
The band comments this signing: "We're very exited about this cooperation with Debemur Morti. Very.
"In a world where most labels only see misfortune due to things like digital innovation, a handfull of labels see the possibilities that arise. Debemur Morti seems like such a label and a perfect match for Manes, as it is our impression that they embrace both musical and visual creativity with an meticulous attention to detail. We have always stated, to the tiresome, that experimentation and exploration are central in what makes Manes tick, and Debemur Morti only seems to want to nurture this fact. We still work in a void bereft of most expectations and genre limitations, at least we like to think we do, so they might be in for a ride.
"We're full of get-up-and-go vigour, and we're something like 700% more active than when we were not. We've got two releases more or less ready to be unveiled, and more info about both will come as soon as dates and cover and stuff is ready. We've also started to concider doing some select gigs here and there, and we've assembled the crew from around the Vilosophe-album to realize this venture. If everything goes according to plan, we'll be able to announce some concerts too, in the not so distant future.
"I hope no one has been holding their breath waiting for some sort of official sign of life from us, and those who have most probably are dead, but alas; here we are."
Austrian progressive metal act Mayfair posted a trailer clip for the upcoming comeback release "Schlage Mein Herz, Schlage" - the first new studio release in 15 years. The album is set for a November 8th release via Pure Prog Records (a division of Pure Steel Records).
The track list for "Schlage Mein Herz, Schlage" is:
1. Schlage Mein Herz, Schlage
4. Drei Jahre Zurück
7. Du Allein
8. Tric Trac
9. Bitter Or Sweet
10. Der Abschied
Check out the trailer clip here: More...
South Wales act Triaxis has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming live shows and working on a new album:
"We're extremely sorry to announce that we're unable to fulfill several of our planned shows this month. Unfortunately we have been put in a difficult position where one of the band members is no longer able to commit to all the shows due to a change in work commitments, & as a result the only shows we can now play are the 16th in Manchester & 18th in Birmingham. As most of you know we all have full time jobs, and unfortunately this time around things have not worked out.
"We can only apologize sincerely for any disappointment & inconvenience - you know that we love to perform and share our music far and wide, and no one is more disappointed about this situation than the band itself. And that we would not put our fans and the venues in this situation unless there was no other option. Each of the other shows involved still goes ahead, but obviously without our participation. We aim to return to these venues in tours in the near future. We apologise to the fans, the venues and the bands we were due to perform with - and we appreciate your support as always.
"However, we do have some good news for you all! - We have begun writing the third Triaxis album. And as already planned we will be taking a few months off the road from November onwards (apart from a special Christmas show in December in Cardiff) to focus on this. There will be plenty of updates and we look forward to sharing this with you all."
Iced Earth announced the first wave of tour dates in support of the upcoming "Plagues of Babylon" album. The album is due out on Century Media, though no release date has been revealed. The "Worldwide Plagues" tour begins in Europe on January 9th in Saarbrucken, Germany.
Support comes from label mates Warbringer, who will be releasing the new album "IV: Empires Collapse" on October 29th, and Australia's Elm Street.
Confirmed dates for the tour can be found on the poster here: More...
French post-metallers Lodz have recently released a video for the song “Leading the Rats.” The track comes off the group's forthcoming debut full-length album, “Something In Us Died,” which is scheduled for release on October 18th through Klonosphere Records.
Watch the video below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Recorded by Fabrice Boy at Hacienda Studios and mastered by Magnus Lindberg from Cult Of Luna, 'Something In Us Died' finds a stunning balance between delicate, emotional passages and an intense, crushing heaviness and explores various textures that will be familiar to fans of Cult of Luna, Ghost Brigade and Khoma." More...
Today Relapse Records, in conjunction with Amazon.com, delivers a special label sampler featuring opening ear bleeder, "Awaken The Serpent," from Portland metal/punk perpetrators Toxic Holocaust.
The tune serves as the intro track of "Chemistry Of Consciousness," the band's forthcoming new full-length. The album will drop in North America on October 29th (October 25th in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28th in UK/World) on CD, LP and digitally.
Snatch a free download of "Awaken The Serpent" and several other Relapse tracks at this location.
Italian symphonic death act Norhod posted up a teaser clip for the new music video "Fading With The Dark." The song appears on the upcoming debut LP "The Blazing Lily," which is scheduled for release via Wormholedeath on October 7th.
The track list for "The Blazing Lily" is:
1. Caer Arianrhod (A Moon Tale Pt.1)
2. Doomed to Oblivion (A Moon Tale Pt.2)
3. Illusions of Infinity
4. Lily's Ashes (A Moon Tale Pt.3) (see lyric video)
5. Fading with the Dark
6. Trough the Forest
7. Last Sundown (A Moon Tale Pt.4)
9. Arianrhod (A Moon Tale Pt.5)
10. Mirrors Lady
11. White Spiral More...
Canadian death metal act Necronomicon posted a teaser clip for the upcoming new music video for the song "Rise of the Elder Ones." The song is the title track from the band's latest album, which was issued this past June via Season of Mist Records (see review here).
Check out the teaser here:
Norwegian doom metal act Sahg premiered the new music video for the track "Slip Off the Edge of the Universe" over at Metal Hammer's website (also in the player below). The song appears on the new release "Delusions of Grandeur," which hits the stores on October 25, 2013 via Indie Recordings.
The track list for the album is:
1. Slip Off the Edge of the Universe
3. Firechild (streaming here)
4. Walls of Delusion
6. Then Wakens the Beast
7. Odium Delirium
8. Sleeper's Gate to the Galaxy
Check out "Slip Off the Edge of the Universe" here: More...