Metal News for October 30, 2013
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30 news articles posted on this day.
Suicide Silence recently recruited Eddie Hermida as the band's new vocalist, who comes on after the death of former member Mitch Lucker. The band has now posted the following message online about recording a new album:
"We will begin recording our new album next week with Steve Evetts at the helm. This record will be the grittiest, most meaningful piece of work we've ever stood behind. We cannot wait for everyone to hear it.
"Steve Evetts is someone we've worked closely with for a long while, not only on The Black Crown, but also on some instrumental demos just prior to the tragedy last Fall.
"Here we are a year later prepping to record the nastiest, heaviest, most disgusting work we've ever done. Expect the unexpected. This is for Mitch."
Sumerian Records has posted the following message online about dropping Australian outfit Capture the Crown from the label's roster:
"Everyone at Sumerian puts incredible amounts of time, energy and passion in to every band we work with and it's important that as we continue to grow, we have that same fire burning for each artist on the roster.
"We are now ready to let you know that we will be parting ways with Capture The Crown due to musical/creative differences. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors."
For more info on Capture the Crown, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Alterbeast (formerly Gary Busey Amber Alert) has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming album:
"We are very pleased to announce that we have received the masters of our record 'Immortal' (out early 2014 via Unique Leader Records), and it sounds phenomenal!
"We truly believe there is something for everyone one on this 8 track juggernaut, and will be releasing cover art, done by Raymond Swanland, track listing, album release date, and a new song for your listening pleasure very soon!
"Info on pre order packages, merch, and touring will be covered in the near future as well! In the mean time watch our drummer Gabe shred at Castle Ultimate Studios!" More...
Cult of Fire today premieres the new track "मृत्यु का वीभत्स नृत्य" online. Check it out at Pitchfork.com here.
The track hails from the band's forthcoming new album, set for international release on November 30th via Iron Bonehead Productions on both LP and cassette formats. The track listing is as follows: More...
Devil To Pay has released a new music video for the song "Ten Lizardmen & One Pocketknife," which is available below courtesy of TheObelisk.net.
"Ten Lizardmen & One Pocketknife" is third video from the band's Ripple Music debut album, "Fate Is Your Muse." The video was shot by Songbird Media Group and prominently features the "Godzilla Room," lovingly provided by friend of the band, Gregg Stewart.
The video interweaves Dungeons & Dragons game play, regressive hypnosis sessions, and footage of Devil To Pay rocking out with a tongue in cheek sense of humor. You can also catch the band live:
11/01 Valhalla Muncie, IN w/ So Sayeth & Witchdoctor
11/02 Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN w/ the Cocaine Wolves & Dead Birds Adore Us
11/06 Springwater Nashville, TN w/ Admiral Browning & Elder Skull
11/07 529 Bar Atlanta, GA w/ Admiral Browning , Volume IV & Iron Whip
11/08 Flat Iron Greensboro, NC w/ NONE and Jews & Catholics
11/09 Roger's Pub Chesapeake, VA w/ Pillbuster, Wizard Eye, Faces of Bayon & Compel
11/10 Strange Matter Richmond, VA Stoner Hands of Doom XIII
11/11 The Maywood Raleigh, NC w/ Black Thai & Bedowyn
11/12 JR's Bar Philadelphia, PA w/ Clamfight, The Cloth & Heavy Temple
11/13 Tobacco Road New York, NY w/ TBA
11/14 Geno's Portland, ME w/ Eldemur Krimm & Eastern Spell
11/15 O'Brien's Pub Allston, MA w/ Mollusk & Gut
11/16 Mr. Beery's Bethpage, NY w/ Borgo Pass, Soma & Von Hell More...
As Finland's Beastmilk awaits the public disbursement of the "Climax" LP, another brand new single from the record has been leaked via Stereogum. Check out "Fear Your Mind" in the player available below.
"The song 'Fear Your Mind' is about assassination fixation, our mass hybristophilia and the abstraction of the term 'evil,'" states Beastmilk vocalist and primary lyricist Kvohst on the powerful anthem. "The title alludes to something we all need to face, our natural instincts, deepest fears and desires. The whole album is about how we face death and the end. Through murder we know ourselves and we learn to face ourselves. I am making a point about our social inability to accept that part of ourselves that is present in the Manson cult and killers like Pekka-Erik Auvinen."
Kvohst goes on to say, "My mixing of dates and years there is meant to make the point that time is irrelevant; the victims and their families never forget, no matter how hard society tries to abstract the most heinous of crimes. They will always be recent on a personal level. Death is how we relate to history and how we place ourselves into that history. It's how we learn to be human. These murders repeat themselves and will continue to repeat themselves for all time. We cannot escape who we are. We simply have to live with it and learn to live in fear of our own minds." More...
Winds of Plague has posted a music video online for the track "Say Hello To The Undertaker," which is taken from the album "Resistance" released via Century Media Records.
The band has teamed up with Purevolume.com for the video release, which can be found below. "Say Hello To The Undertaker" was directed/produced by Shan Dan.
Dimensions & Universes has released the "Rise of the Earth" album, which the band describes as "the call-up to everybody who perceives that the planet needs a change, an audiovisual demonstration against the destruction of this planet, and against the modern slavery. A call for insurrection, thoughts and justice. The earth’s uprising, as an entity and as a whole."
You can now stream the release below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. Daybreak 02:31
2. Long Way Home 04:16
3. Time 03:56
4. Now 03:58
5. Suspension I (Sacrum Fácere - Niboul Remix) 01:48
6. Assault 04:15
7. Blind 04:16
8. Apathy 03:23
9. Suspension II (Aokigahara - Niboul Remix) 00:55
10. Please, Think For Me 03:29
11. Decease 03:10 More...
U.K. act Vehement has posted the "Collapse" album online, which was recorded in August 2012 with Chris Fielding at Foel Studios. Give it a listen in the player below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Hollow Empire 08:23
2. Aasvogel 08:07
3. Carrion Rule - Collapse part.1 07:57
4. Oceans of Rot - Collapse part.2 07:58
5. Absolute Nothing 07:33 More...
Dead March proudly announces the release of the band's first EP album "Inherit The Poison," which is available for free download and streaming at the Dead March website here. The track listing is as follows:
2. Against The Ashes
3. Loss Of Man
4. Serpent Awakening (Instrumental) More...
Hungarian band Nevergreen has released the song "Eye For An Eye," which can be heard in the player below. "Eye For An Eye" will appear on the band's upcoming album, due out in 2014. For more info on Nevergreen, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Classical masters Chaostar (featuring Christos Antoniou of Septicflesh) has premiered a new music video from debut album, "Anomima."
The video for that track "Ma" can be viewed below, which was produced, directed, and edited by Jon Simvonis for Magnum Production Studios Co. "Anomima" can be streamed in full at Bandcamp here.
The band is fronted by Androniki Skoula and features guest vocal appearances by Morbid Angel's David Vincent (narration) and Moonspell's Fernando Ribeiro. More...
Wolfs Moon will release the album "Curse The Cult Of Chaos" on double vinyl this coming November 22nd, 2013.
The limited vinyl edition is limited to 300 copies, and the pre-order phase will start on November 8th, 2013 via Pure Steel Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Dead Eyes – Blind Justice
2. Corpses In Candlelight
3. Curse The Cult Of Chaos
4. Undying Legends
6. Moribund Vision
2. Young At Heart
3. Ultra Rebel
4. Omen Of Nightfall
5. Chaly Skull – Wing
6. Boring Life Of The Undead More...
Kamelot will make the band's final "Silverthorn" headliner tour of Europe this winter. Special guests ReVamp - featuring new Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen - and Norway's Tellus Requiem will also appear on the tour.
Floor Jansen has now posted a video clip online teasing the upcoming tour, which can be viewed below. Dates for the trek are available after the jump.
Gearing up for the release of the band's first new material since 2010’s "The Infinite Order," the pioneers of Christian metal in Living Sacrifice are excited to share new track “Screwtape” today. Hear it in the player below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com.
Presumably based on the classic Christian story "The Screwtape Letters," the track features guest vocals from Demon Hunter’s Ryan Clark and is the incendiary opening track on "Ghost Thief," the band’s forthcoming 8th studio album, set to drop November 11th on longtime label Solid State Records.
“‘Screwtape’ is about temptation and the proverbial ‘devil on your shoulder,’” explains vocalist/guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh. “It's about the thought process we go through to justify a thought or action that is not good for the soul. Musically, it seemed like a great way to kick off the record because it's a thrasher and sets a good tone for the record as a whole.” More...
India-based metal outfit Chaoskampf has posted the following announcement online about parting ways with front man Shreyas Kandekar:
"We regret to inform you guys that our vocalist Mr. Shreyas Kandekar will not be continuing with the band due to certain personal reasons.
"We are sure that he is a really talented individual and would scale new heights in his life. We are honestly not happy since some things did not work out and wish nothing but the best for him. Well wish us luck in the tough times." More...
Denmark's Blood Eagle (which features members of Volbeat, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Raunchy, and Illdisposed) has released a new track online. The band comments:
"We thought it was about time to share some more music, and give you a better perception of our style. This one is our heavy ballsy balled, entitled 'Serpent Thoughts' recorded at the AntFarm Studios with Tue Madsen. Do not despair, there are more grindcrushing tunes heading your way, very soon."
Listen to "Serpent Thoughts" at the band's Facebook profile here. Blood Eagle is:
Michael Olsson: Vocals
Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: Guitars
Franz Hellboss: Guitars
Mikael Ehlert: Bass
Morten Toft Hansen: Drums
The "Something About You Ain't Right" EP by Robb Torres is the first solo release by the seasoned guitarist from Trapt.
Robb Torres takes his musical talents front and center as a singer/songwriter in an 18 1/2 minute, five song EP. The new EP hits streets today, October 30th, 2013 and is available on iTunes. Check out the track “Something About You Ain’t Right" at Soundcloud here. The following press release was also issued:
"The new EP is a brand new take on alternative, combining elements of bluesy rock and roll with sultry lyrics and funky and soulful undertones. Recorded in North Hollywood, CA, Torres collaborated with some of Los Angeles’ best writers and multi-talented musicians to record his first ever EP that is bound to captivate both seasoned fans and new converts alike.
"Considered a master at guitar, Robb Torres, cuts his teeth in music as a behind–the–scenes session guitarist. Since 2008, Robb Torres has written and recorded on multiple acclaimed albums with Trapt, known for their hit song 'Headstrong' from their album of the same title. However, if you’re looking for another Trapt record, you’re in for a surprise. Robb Torres is a seasoned musician with a background in modern and classic rock, blues and jazz, and a certified rock star who has created a riveting new EP filled with catchy hooks and rocking guitar riffs." More...
Check out the clip for "The Phantom Agony," taken off the "Retrospect" live CD/DVD release, in the player available below.
Following a nearly four-year silence since the band's last release, Toxic Assets is just days from releasing the new full-length from Austin sludge purveyors Lions of Tsavo, titled "Traverser." Today another new track from the mammoth album is let out of the cage.
This Autumn, founding Index For Potential Suicide member Christopher Ashley will resurrect "The Newest Youth Rebellion" through a limited deluxe vinyl reissue via his own DIY label, Foreign Sounds.
Boasting new and updated artwork by Ashley, entertaining new liner notes on the band's lineage, a remake of the original poster, and a digital download card, the 2013 version will see release in a strict run of 400 copies on November 11th. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"One of the most chaotic acts to hail from South Carolina, ever, was Charleston-based Index For Potential Suicide. The band was born in the swampass Summer of 1998 and saw its demise only a year-and-a-half later, yet within such a limited existence, undoubtedly left an impressive set of lashes on the underground scene far beyond their own locale.
"Their static-soaked riffage embodying hardcore, powerviolence, screamo and experimental/noise elements all at once could feasibly be compared to Pageninetynine, In/Humanity, Acme, Discordance Axis, The Locust, Man Is The Bastard, Throbbing Gristle and Rorschach, sometimes in the same minute-long track. Amidst incessant regional gigs and several tours, the band quickly amassed an impressive arsenal of recordings in their brief stint as a unit, including one 7" EP, a split 7" with Usurp Synapse, and one brutalizing LP aptly entitled The Newest Youth Rebellion. More...
Thrash metal act Angelus Apatrida is releasing "Evil Unleashed / Give 'Em War" as a 2CD set in Europe on November 18th and as a digital download in North America on November 25th via Century Media Records, marking the first time ever that these albums are properly available outside of the band's home territory of Spain.
This reissue features the band's first two albums, "Evil Unleashed" (2006) and "Give 'Em War" (2007), as well as new artwork by Gustavo Sazes, liner notes, and 13 additional pre-production demo-tracks as a bonus. The track listing's are: More...
NY based metal music distributor DigMetalWorld Records has announced that its fifth compilation album is called "Volume V: The Devil You Don't Know" and will be available on Monday November 11th, 2013 via the label's website here.
The new compilation album will be available for free download and it will include metal bands from Chile, Brazil, USA and more. The track listing is as follows:
1. ATOMIC HEAD (I Want You) (Chile)
2. PIROSAINT (Tonight) (US)
3. DYNAHEAD (Abiogenesis) (Brazil)
4. DESECRATED SPHERE (Departure from the Flesh) (Brazil)
4. DEMENCIA (Overload My Blood) (Chile)
5. G.E.N. (Farewell) (Chile)
6. NAIOTH (Mental Walls) (Chile)
7. FUKA (Cierra Los Ojos) (Chile)
8. SILVERJACK (El Control) (Chile)
9. MIERDASTER (Infierno) (Chile)
10. WARBREAT (Hell Fire) (Chile)
11. MALDITO (Mutilation of the soul) (Chile)
12. MERIDIAN (Meridian) (Chile)
13. MINDPATH (Neverending) (Chile)
14. THE GARDNERZ (Exiting Reality Pt.1) (Sweden)
15. SACRED OATH (Snake Eyes) (US)
Space metal artist Thanasis Lightbridge of Dol Ammad and Dol Theeta has now announced his third and more extreme project Dol Kruug, which is a space-tech death metal hybrid.
He revealed the project with samples from the upcoming debut Dol Kruug album in a new video blog, in which he also comically presents the alter-egos of his 3 projects. Check it out below.
Swedish visionary metallers Soilwork will kick off their "European Infinity Tour" on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at Folkets Hus in Umeå, Sweden.
The entire show will be broadcast online at 23:00 CET via this location. A trailer for the event can be viewed below.
The European trek also features Keep of Kalessin and Sybreed, with full details available after the jump.
The tour runs in support of the band's most recent melodic death metal double-album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here).
The band also recently re-issued the classic 2001 break-through album, "A Predator's Portrait," in a lavish deluxe digipak, featuring all new artwork as well as two previously unreleased live bonus tracks.
Furthermore, Soilwork's very own drum monster, Dirk Verbeuren, will be available for one-on-one drum lessons throughout the entire tour. More...
Australian extreme metal export Thy Art Is Murder will be embarking on a journey throughout Europe in January and February.
Joining the band for shows in Germany, Poland, Belgium and France will be Aegaeon, Aversions Crown, and Heart of a Coward. Catch Thy Art Is Murder on the following dates throughout European venues:
15.01. DE Stuttgart - Juha
16.01. DE Munich - Kranhalle
17.01. DE Leipzig - Conne Island
18.01. DE Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
19.01. PL Poznan - Minoga
21.01. DE Hamburg - Hafenklang
22.01. DE Münster - Skaters Place Café
23.01. DE Berlin - Magnet
24.01. DE Köln - MTC
25.01. B Brussels - AB Club
26.01. FR Paris - Batofar
28.01. UK Norwich - Waterfront Studio
29.01. UK Birmingham - Academy 3
30.01. UK Manchester/Sheffield - Sound Control
31.01. UK Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
01.02. UK Leeds - Cockpit 3
03.02. UK Nottingham - Rock City Basement
04.02. UK Bristol - Exchange
05.02. UK Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
06.02. UK Southampton - Joiners
07.02. UK London - Underworld More...
Steel Panther has now revealed the band's new album "All You Can Eat" will be released in the spring of 2014.
Seeking fan assistance to get the buffet going, the Panther has launched a crowd-funding campaign in conjunction with the new album.
You can see the list of perks and donate to the campaign at PledgeMusic.com here. Perks include getting naked pictures of Satchel and taking a limo cruise down the Sunset Strip with the band.
"All You Can Eat" will feature the new single "Party Like Tomorrow Is The End of the World," with a music video for the track to be released soon. This album follows the band's sophomore release "Balls Out" (reviewed here). More...
Update: the full album stream is no longer available, but you can pick up your copy of the release right here.
"Into the Kingdom of Graves" by Vancouver BC's infamous Tyrants Blood will be the first vinyl release from Tridroid Records.
The album will be released on November 15th and is limited to only 500 copies on black vinyl. Pre-orders can be obtained at this location.
Today we now bring you a full stream of the album ahead of its official vinyl release. Hear all ten tracks in the player below, and let us know what you think of the album in the comments section.
Formed by ex-Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco, Tyrants Blood's is also gearing up to release a split with Gathering Darkness in early 2014 via Hacatombe Records. Further details on the band can be found at Facebook here. More...
Sepultura has posted the following message online via Facebook about having to cancel the band's previously scheduled North American tour:
“Due to the delay in obtaining a visa for the band to enter the United States, we regret to inform all fans that the previously announced North American tour is being cancelled.
"We apologize to the fans, promoters, and the bands who were going to be part of the ‘Tsunami Of Metal’ tour – Unearth, Kataklysm, Scar the Martyr, Anciients, and Dark Sermon. Fans who purchased advanced tickets will be entitled to a full refund."
Sepultura has also now released new album "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart," which can be heard in full at this location.
Norwegian black metallers Urgehal have issued the following statement about recording a new album:
“Trondr Nefas left us all in May 2012. For Urgehal this meant the loss of our great friend and brother in arms. Therefore it is a very special announcement for us remaining members to tell you that the final Urgehal album is now being recorded.
“We have decided to finish this last album in honour of our dear friend and to mark the end of Urgehal. Trondr was looking much forward to enter the studio once again and we had already done all demo recordings for the whole album before his death.
“Nothing else remains to be done but to finish what Trondr and we had already started together. We owe this to him and his memory.
“Drums and guitars were recorded earlier this year and in October we entered the studio for the first vocal session of many. The songs will be sung by several close friends of Trondr Nefas and the band. We will reveal those names in due time.” More...