Metal News for October 4, 2012
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Australian one-man band Germ is the creation of Tim Yatras, also known for his work with the now defunct-acts Austere and Grey Waters. A genre like depressive black metal is already about as underground as it gets, and would be considered completely bizarre to the average person who hasn't been exposed to extreme metal, but Germ takes things a step farther and dives head first into a fully avant-garde sound.
Germ was covered in the genre-blending and trend ignoring edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column earlier this year after the release of the "Wish" album. Now the project is set to release a follow-up EP titled "Loss" (review coming soon), which explores themes of betrayal and desperation while melding black metal with electronic elements, clean singing, and even a dash of pop. To see what the man behind the band had to say about the new EP, check out interview below. More...
Chilean thrash band Pirosaint has just posted the new track "Somos Legion" from the forthcoming compilation "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon," which should be available in November. The track features the guest vocals of Vastator's Rob Diaz and an appearance by Raining's Sebastian Osorio. "Somos Legion" was recorded at Oily Sound Studios in New Windsor, New York by Pirosaint drummer Ignacio Orellana and mastered by Cristian Olivares of AudioCustom Studios. Stream "Somos Legion" below.
Pacific Northwest deathrock cult Atriarch will be embarking on a U.S. tour this fall in cohesion with the Oct 30th release of new album “Ritual Of Passing.” You can check out a song from the album, titled "Altars," at this location.
This will be the band’s first jaunt outside of the West Coast and dates are as follows:
11/09 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Waxhouse
11/10 – Denver, CO @ Aqualungs
11/11 – Kansas City, MO @ House Show
11/12 – Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
11/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Piss Haus
11/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Roboto
11/15 – Providence, RI @ Empire Theater
11/16 – Boston, MA @ TBA
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
11/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
11/19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Bone Yard
11/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Side Bar
11/21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Garden
11/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
11/24 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Saloon
11/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Syncro
11/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
11/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Boom Tomb Room More...
Loss and Worm Ouroboros will team up this November for a mini West Coast tour. Other Profound Lore bands will be joining on select dates of this tour, including Mitochondrion, Bell Witch, and Ash Borer. Details are as follows:
11/09 – Vancounver BC @ Astoria Pub (w/MITOCHONDRION)*
11/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Highline (w/MITOCHONDRION, BELL WITCH)
11/11 – Portland, OR @ Rotture (w/Ephemeros, Disemballerina)
11/13 – Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya (w/ASH BORER)
11/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room (w/Dispirit, Riqis)
11/15 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Side Stage (w/Laudanum, Lycus)
*No Worm Ouroboros More...
Katalepsy has posted the cover artwork online for new album "Autopsychosis," which can be viewed below. The album is set for release on January 8th, 2013 via Unique Leader, and the label comments:
"Russian slamming, groove oriented brutal Death Metal outfit Katalepsy is one of the most active and well known Russian bands in the genre today. Successful previous releases, extensive shows, touring & playing numerous fests supporting well know acts has really brought the band to another level. Their catchy, pit fueling, heavy as hell sound has since earned them fans from around the world who are highly anticipating the release of 'Autopsychosis.'
"In all, Katalepsy is a great example of perfectly executed American style slamming brutal Death Metal and is guaranteed to deliver to any fan of unrelenting music. Katalepsy is definitely a band to watch out for because their unique style and approach to song writing sheds new light compared to many brutal Death Metal acts today."
Invisible Oranges has presented the debut of "Illegal Women," a track off Family's debut album, "Portrait." Check out the song right here. According to a press release, the Brooklyn, NY band "combines lush classic rock flavor with modern progressive heaviness."
Family's guitarist Josh Lozano is also a member of Man's Gin (Profound Lore Records) and a former member of Jarboe's touring band. Guitarist and main songwriter Steven Gordon is a writer for the popular blog, MetalSucks.
Family's debut album, "Portrait," is a concept album about a dysfunctional family that develops supernatural powers. It was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unsane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). John Lamacchia -- guitarist of Candiria, Julie Christmas, Spylacopa, Crooked Man -- makes a guest appearance on one track.
Robin Staps of German band The Ocean will release Portrait via his own label, Pelagic Records, in Europe on October 29th. The band will release the album in the U.S. on October 30th. A record release show is scheduled for November 2nd at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY.
Oakland, CA's Satya Sena has announced the release of debut album "Diversity of Tactics, Vol. I: Introspection." The band features Peijman Kouretchian (ex-Secret Chiefs 3) on drums and Jason Hoopes on bass guitar and vocals. Satya Sena’s two week West Coast tour of the United States also commences tonight in Fresno. The album can be heard below, and the track listing is:
1. Rain 03:48
2. Powerlust 03:40
3. Vigilance 04:36 More...
Dew Scented has posted the following announcement online about supporting Testament on upcoming tour dates:
"Hey thrashers, today we bring you the great news that Dew-Scented has been confirmed as 'special guests' for selected shows of the upcoming 'Dark Roots Of Earth' European tour of Thrash Metal icons Testament. Steel Engraved will be opening and the exact shows with our participation are as follows:
Sat 17.11.2012 Pilsen (Czech Republic) – Serikova
Sun 18.11.2012 Wels (Austria) – Alter Schlachthof
Mon 19.11.2012 Prague (Czech Republic) – Retro Music Hall
Tue 20.11.2012 München (Germany) – Backstage
Thu 22.11.2012 Graz (Austria) – Orpheum
Fri 23.11.2012 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic Club
Sun 25.11.2012 Bochum (Germany) – Matrix
"After the dates with Six Feet Under, the summer festivals and the recent hometown show and awesome party in Walsrode, we now look forward to making this another great run of show in support of the 'Icarus' album, especially since Testament has always been an influential band and personal favourite for the Dew-Scented members!"
French act Ixion has issued the following announcement about working on an upcoming new album:
"It is high time for us to give some news... and we are happy to announce that we are working on the follow-up of 'To the Void!' The composition process is still going on, and we have a lot of new exciting material!
"It should be much more changing, and finely-shaded, while keeping some fundamentals in our sound: vastness, melancholia...
"We'll dedicate a bigger part to clean and melodic singing, and we're playing with some more up-tempo metal riffs, analog synth sounds, darker atmospheres...
"Thanks for all the encouragements, expressions of enjoyment, and messages since the release of To the Void! More news to come as soon as possible."
Rob Zombie, who previously directed such films as "The Devil's Rejects" and a remake of "Halloween," has now posted a teaser trailer online for his upcoming new movie "The Lords of Salem."
The movie stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, and Jeff Daniel Phillips and the teaser trailer can be viewed below. In other news, Rob Zombie released a remix album titled "Mondo Sex Head" back in August.
Texas-based electronic metallers The Browning have released a new music video for their song "Dominator." The track comes off the band's debut album, "Burn This World," which is due to be re-released on October 15th as a special Tour Edition, to coincide with the band's first ever European tour.
The video for "Dominator" was filmed with director and Allegaeon guitarist Ryan Glisan, and can be viewed below. The Browning drummer Noah "Shark" Robertson comments:
"We recently shot a live performance video for our song 'Dominator' off of our album 'Burn This World'. Our good friend Ryan Glisan, guitarist for Allegaeon (Metal Blade Records), shot the video for us and he did a really great job! The footage is taken from our show at Moe's in Englewood, Colorado on August 4th and features shots of The Browning performing live on stage as well as candid shots of us hanging out and mingling with various fans and friends. If you watch closely, you can see Zac Joe, long-time guitarist from Cephalic Carnage, hanging out with me at the show as well!" More...
Extreme metal warriors Hate have just finished recording their new opus entitled “Solarflesh.” The follow-up to “Erebos” (2010) will be released early next year via Napalm Records. The band’s front-man ATF Sinner comments:
“We have just done mixes and Mastering on the new material; our first album for Napalm Records. I believe 'Solarflesh' is the most insane and haunting record we’ve done thus far. It’s nothing but pure darkness…
"We’re extremely satisfied with this 61 minute monster (12 songs) that we’ve put to life. Now we’re working on a documentary about creation of 'Solarflesh,' its ideological sides, the band’s history, touring etc.
"It’s going to be much more than just a studio report. We want it to be an in-depth interview revealing some unknown facts, hidden meanings etc. I’m sure people will find it interesting”
More info on the upcoming album will be announced as it is made available in the near future.
Texas grinders Kill The Client have added a series of dates to their upcoming three and a half week European headlining tour. The run is the band’s first time touring Europe and will include direct support from Finnish grindcore maniacs Feastem.
The tour starts on October 12th at Bloodshed Festival in the Netherlands and continues through November 4th in Germany. A complete listing of dates is available below.
The band is touring in support of Relapse debut, "Set For Extinction," which can currently be streamed in its entirety at this location. After the tour, Kill the Client plans to write a follow-up LP. Additionally, Kill the Client will release a brand new split 12" with Feastem available exclusively at Bloodshed Fest. More...
Dark, experimental alchemists Horseback and Locrian have premiered the lead track from the re-release of their 2011 collaboration entitled "New Dominions." The song “The Gift” is currently available for streaming via Stereogum here. Relapse Records comments:
"A beautiful piece of mysterious blackened psychedelia, New Dominions was previously available only in an extremely limited vinyl pressing via Utech Records. Now remastered by James Plotkin and expanded to include 3 more tracks, this genre-defying release will see its deluxe CD/Digital reissue on November 6th via Relapse Records with pre-orders available at this location.
"Horseback recently released their latest full-length Half Blood via Relapse Records this past Spring. The album can currently be streamed in its entirety here."
After releasing the "Goliath" music video, Swedish classic rock superstars Graveyard are shooting another clip for the song "Endless Night."
Commented the band: "The boys in the 'yard are heading back to Stockholm to wrap yet another video - this time for the song 'Endless Night.' Without giving away too much there will be a touch of Alfred Hitchcock, it will involve nighttime activities and last but not least Joakim will be back on vocals again for this one. Expect the unexpected, but with a title like 'Endless Night' you're in for something to remember ... Lights out."
"Endless Night" comes off the band's upcoming album "Lights Out," which is due October 26th, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. You can also watch the previously posted "Graveyard" music video over at this location.
Along Came A Spider will release the "If We Were Normal Men" album through Standby Records on October 30th, 2012. The artwork and track listing for the album have now been posted online and can be found below.
1. Inside The Killroom
2. Those Were The Droids We Were Looking For
3. Vampire Robot Barbie Dolls
4. The Ballad of Danny Green
5. Blood, Sweat, and Member Changes
6. Forever and a Day
7. The Release on Tylenol
9. I Am Your Huckleberry
10. A Day in the Life of a Ginger
11. I Am The Best At What I Do And What I Do Is Not So
12. Hidden Track More...
Southern California metal act Impending Doom recently returned home from an Australian tour in support of latest release, "Baptized in Filth." Check out a video summary of the band's time down under in the player below.
Impending Doom can also be seen on the "Unshakable Tour" with For Today and label mates The Chariot later this month. Dates are available after the jump.
Thy Will Be Done's newest EP "Temple" received its release worldwide on September 25th via the band's own Eye.On Lion Recordings with INgrooves Fontana handling distribution. Today the band is premiering a third installment of the "Inside Temple" video series hosted by Metal Injection.
Episode three is entitled "Fresh Elements" and it showcases how the rhythm section in place for the past couple of years finally got to bring their contributions to the fold for "Temple," their first recording with the band. The video is available for viewing through Metal Injection or in the player below.
Noisecreep.com is also hosting a full stream of "Temple" right here. Thy Will Be Done will be hitting the road in support of "Temple" this fall with Shadows Fall, God Forbid. and Trumpet the Harlot. Confirmed dates are listed below, with more to be announced shortly. More...
Italian act Darkend has just been confirmed for Satan's Convention 2012 with Naglfar, Taake,
Angantyr, Inquisition and many others. The festival will take place in Halle 101, Speyer – Germany, on December 29th.
Meanwhile, Darkend is to set sail for a European tour alongside Cradle Of Filth, God Seed, and Rotting Christ in support of latest album "Grand Guignol – Book I," released earlier this year. The band's upcoming tour dates are:
07 NOV - (NL) Haarlem, Patronaat
08 NOV - (NL) Leeuwarden, Romein
09 NOV - (DE) Osnabruck, Hyde Park
10 NOV - (DK) Aarhus, Train
12 NOV - (SE) Gothenburg, Tradgarn
13 NOV - (SE) Stockholm, Klubben
15 NOV - (FI) Tampere, Klubi
16 NOV - (FI) Helsinki, Nosturi
17 NOV - TBA
19 NOV - TBA
20 NOV - (UA) Kiev, Bingo
22 NOV - (PL) Warsaw, Progressja
23 NOV - (PL) Kracow, Kwadrat
24 NOV - (CZ) Zlin, Winter Masters Of Rock
26 NOV - (IT) Bologna, Estragon
27 NOV - (IT) Milan, Magazzini Generali
Today Yurei reveals an exclusive trailer for the forthcoming "Night Vision" album, set for worldwide release on October 23rd through Adversum. The following press release was issued about the clip:
"The video is a cooperation between Trine + Kim Design Studio (Mayhem, Shining, Ulver, Virus, Solefald, Fleurety, etc.) and video artist Kristin Bøyesen (live/video member of Ulver), featuring sole YUREI member Bjeima. Like a night-time walk inside a Dali painting where open landscapes, liquid clocks, and burning giraffes are exchanged with claustrophobic city streets, sleepwalking mutants, steaming machineries, and vomiting angels, the video trailer can be viewed below."
Former Queensryche member Geoff Tate has unveiled the lyric video for his new song "Dark Money." The politically-charged track is the first to be revealed from Tate's upcoming solo album "Kings & Thieves," due out November 6th, 2012 on InsideOut Music. Check out the clip below.
Geoff Tate will head out this month on a two-month tour in support of the album, including a two week Canadian run with Alice Cooper. Dates are available after the jump. The track listing for "Kings & Thieves" is as follows:
01. She Slipped Away
02. Take A Bullet
03. In The Dirt
04. Say U Luv It
05. The Way I Roll
08. Dark Money
09. These Glory Days
11. Waiting More...
U.K. progressive metal act Tesseract recently recruited new vocalist Ashe O'Hara, and the band has now teamed up with Metal Hammer UK to premiere the track "Nocturne," which features Ashe's vocals. Check out the song right here or in the player available below.
Fans will get to see and meet Ashe very soon when Tessract heads out on an upcoming European run of dates, including Euroblast Festival 2013. Additionally, Tessract is happy to announce that the band has been added to the U.K. leg of the Devin Townsend Project and Fear Factory tour. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Deception of a Ghost has released a new lyric video online for "American Terrorist," which comes off the band's latest album "Life Right Now."
The video can be viewed below. Deception of a Ghost will also be heading out on a U.S. tour with Affiance and Modern Day Escape tomorrow. Upcoming Deception of a Ghost tour dates are available via Facebook here.
“We All Rage In Gold,” the immense opening track to Neurosis’ anticipated "Honor Found In Decay" opus, is now streaming exclusively via Noisey, VICE's music channel. Stream the song right here.
According to a press release, "the six-and-a-half minute behemoth bears some of the most ethereal, organic resonance, as well as some of the most glacial, signature Neurosis riffs found on the new album."
The standard jewel case CD, limited edition Stoughton gatefold sleeve CD, and digital download versions of "Honor Found In Decay" will be released on the band’s Neurot Recordings in time for Samhain, in Germany on October 26th, throughout the rest of Europe on October 29th, and in North America on October 30th. Neurosis’ previous label home Relapse Records will be handling the 2xLP vinyl edition of the album.
Upcoming Neurosis confirmed performances are as follows:
11/17/2012 Fox Theater – Oakland, CA *Honor Found In Decay release show w/ Voivod, YOB
11/30-12/02/2012 ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas – Camber Sands Holiday Camp, England
12/02/2012 HMV Forum – London, England w/ Godflesh
Jeff Loomis is proud to reveal his brand new song "A Liar's Chain." The song was recorded with his touring lineup consisting of young talents Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup Sastry (drums), and Greg Macklin (bass). You can check out the song via Metal Hammer Germany or in the player below.
Jeff comments: "A Liar's Chain is the first of three songs that I recorded with my band to officially debut online. We started playing it live on our last US run and it seemed to go over really well with fans. I had so much fun recording 'Surrender' with Ihsahn on vocals for my last solo album that I wanted to do more songs like that. Joe Nurre, who has been playing guitar in my band for the last year or so, has a pretty killer death metal voice, so I thought it would be perfect to do some more stuff like this with him as well as the rest of the guys.
"I'm really looking forward to getting over to Europe again. I have so much fun there. The Euroblast tour and festival has some amazing musicians on it, which is going to be really special for me as well, as I love watching and hearing great bands play. We're going to be playing 'A Liar's Chain' as well as one other new song with Joe singing. I look forward to seeing everyone there."
Jeff Loomis' second solo album "Plains Of Oblivion" was released in April 2012 via Century Media Records. The album was produced by Aaron Smith (7 Horns 7 Eyes) and features cover artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design. Right now Jeff Loomis is on his Australian Clinic Tour to present his new Schecter JLV7 signature guitar model (see dates below). The Euroblast tour with label mates Monuments (UK), Vildhjarta (Sweden), and Stealing Axion (US) starts October 17th. More...
German psychedelic rockers Zodiac will be releasing “A Bit of Devil” on October 22nd. The artwork and track listing can be found below, and pre-orders are now available through Prosthetic Records here.
1. A Bit of Devil
3. Blue Jean Blues (ZZ Top cover)
5. Assembly Line
7. Diamond Shoes
8. Coming Home
9. Dying Done (previously unreleased bonus track) More...
Seattle's two piece doom act Bell Witch has posted a new song online titled "Longing (The River Of Ash)" through CVLT Nation. Experience the slow motion apocalypse at this location.
The band's new tour dates begin tomorrow and even though new full-length "Longing" is scheduled to be officially released November 13th, Bell Witch will still be selling copies of it on tour in advance of the release date. More...
Romeo Must Die has issued the following statement about deciding to call it quits and performing a farewell show:
"After 6 years Romeo Must Die announce the news of a consensual parting of ways. We would like take this opportunity to collectevely thank and acknowledge the efforts and belief of a few special people:
"Adam Sagir and Nelly at The Noise Cartel, Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio's, Mr James Frank Britton, Alexander Milas and Metal Hammer, Sam Dawkins, Tom Winch, James Hackett, Steve Collinson, Ben Sullivan, Jason Bowld, James White, Mark Swinney at In At The Deepend Records, Tom Guy, Nigel Crane, Sammie Pennington, James McGarrity, Jodie Gasson, Jax Howarth, Sabrina Treagust, Kamran Haq, Josh Harding, Fedj, Amanda Folit, Karlie Marland, Evile, The Defiled, Sylosis, Billy and Biohazard, My City Burning, Textures..... and anyone who has booked us, came to our shows, housed and fed us or supported us in anyway... We sincerely raise a glass to you.
"Come and celebrate with us at our last ever show at: Scruffy Murphy's, Birmingham on Friday 19th of October and please also visit our store to take advantage of our farewell sale. CD's just £1 and t-shirts are only £1.50 each at this location.
"And finally.... As a farewell treat we have released the EPK video footage that we sent to over 20 record label executives in 2010 before we released 'Hardships In Season' on our own Record label. Enjoy! It really has been a disgustingly sweaty pleasure playing for you guys and girls..." More...
While waiting for the new Grown Into Nothing album "Endeavour" to be released this coming October 11th, 2012 you can now check out a studio video diary.
Check out a clip of the guitar recording process in the YouTube player available below. You can also watch the band's previously posted video for "Bloodsucker" at this location.
You can now see what happened during the recordings Tardive Dyskinesia's new album "Static Apathy in Fast Forward," which took place at SL studios in Athens Greece. The video was edited by Fotis Tsakos and can be viewed below. The album's track listing is:
2. Empty Frames
3. The Chase Home
4. Smells Like Fraud
5. Time Turns Planets
6. Prehistoric Man
7. Circling Around the Unknown
8. We, the Cancer
9. Failed Document
10. Limiting the Universe More...
Martin and Johan from Demonical, which recently recruited a new guitarist, have posted a video greeting to all metalheads in Russia before the band's upcoming "Death Infernal Russia Tour" later this month. The dates are as follows:
12.10 2012 RUS - Moscow - Barricada Club
13.10 2012 RUS - Velikiye Luki - Back In USSR
15.10 2012 RUS - Ryazan - Planetary Club
16.10 2012 RUS - Tolyatti - tba
17.10 2012 RUS - Izhevsk - Rock & Ko
18.10 2012 RUS - Ekaterinburg - Art House Club
19.10 2012 RUS - Chelyabinsk - Ozz Club
20.10 2012 RUS - Samara - Mahnatttan Club
21.10 2012 RUS - Nizhny Novgorod - 28 Street More...
Nightwish recently split with vocalist Annette Olzon and announced Floor Jansen would be covering for upcoming tour dates. Floor has now posted a statement online about her first days on tour via her blog:
"I am writing to you sitting here in the tour bus with Nightwish! We are heading to San Fransisco. The sun is shining bright here and the scenery is beautiful. I am trying to find words to describe how I feel but it’s impossible to really cover it. I am on a high!
"What do you do when Nightwish asks you to join them on tour? Stay calm and say, well OK….? Or does your heart start beating twice as fast instantly, hands start to sweat and your mouth is unwilling to pronounce words like 'that sounds amazing.' I guess I don’t need to tell what happened to me.
"The time to prepare was scarily short…I packed my bags and left and printed the lyrics into my head all the way over from Amsterdam to America. 15 hours of airplane later I arrived with a jetlag, a full head and the most happy feeling ever. The next day I jumped on board on this bus and the adventure truly began. I was welcomed into the group as an old friend and I felt great instantly. It is now 10 years ago I joined Nighwish on tour with After Forever as their support act. We stayed in touch ever since and that made the whole situation so much easier and smooth.
"The day of the first show we also did a long soundcheck to rehearse the songs. That was the only possibility… You cannot imagine how nervous I was before that first show started!!! Next to nerves my voice was battered by a cold due to all the travels, lack of sleep and airco’s.
"The intro started…..I ran on stage….and all nerves were gone! The music and the guys took me in and so did the audience. What an experience! The excitement lasted the entire show, and way after. When I went to my tour bus bed that night I still had a smile on my face. I felt so happy and satisfied I fell asleep instantly. More...
Dabelyu, Spanish hard metallers from Bilbao, have released the cover art and tracklisting of their debut album. The opus is entitled "11" and contains eleven tracks of authentic and genuine alternative metal with spanish lyrics. The title track from "11" is streaming over at Dabelyu's MySpace page.
5-Cara sin Cruz
10-El Color de las Lágrimas
11-Maté a Cupido
The debut full-length album "The Legacy Of Gaia" from atmospheric Ukranian metal band Dimicandum was just released by Total Metal Records (a division of Metal Scrap Records). The lyrics of the album are based on ancient myths and philosophies and the latest scientific discoveries, such as: What will be the legacy of humanity of the 21st century? Who are the Indigo Children? And, what secrets were kept the ancient Sumerians? An album preview for "The Legacy of Gaia" is streaming below, and three full songs from the album are posted on Dimicandum's soundcloud page.
Vocalist Anton Thorgeir Primak, founder and frontman of Ukrainian black metal band Balfor, has announced he has ceased cooperation with fellow band members Erland, Dooms, and Dragon-T. Thorgeir comments:
"Our ways parted as a result of different circumstances, we haven't worked together for a very long time. This decision was not easy, but it was necessary and considers the interests of all band members. Sometimes changes are necessary if you want to bring a new horizon. I want to thank the guys for all this time we worked together, it was great!
"Also I'd like to say for all our fans that Balfor's principles remain the same, I'm true to you and continue to work for you on a new album. See you soon and stay fucking metal!"
You can also check out Balfor's music over at the band's MySpace page here.
Dark progressive avant-garde metal entity Trillion Red is set to release "Metaphere" on October 23rd via badGodMusic. Taking his cerebral brand of auditory darkness to a new level, Trillion Red mastermind Patrick Brown challenges the boundaries of metal with the new album and previous releases. "Metaphere" is Trillion Red's debut full-length after last year's "Two Tongues" EP. Album tracks "Blood Bravado" and "Parables and Levitation" are streaming over at badGodMusic's bandcamp page or below in the player.
In the wake of the passing of Dogbane [Heaven and Hell Records] guitarist David Ellenburg the remaining band is hard at work carrying on as their fallen brother would have wanted.
Currently Dogbane is in the studio recording a cover of "Charisma" for an upcoming KISS tribute released through Versailles Records titled "Rock & Roll All Nite: A Tribute to Kiss: 1974 - 2013," to be released later this year or early 2013. And even though the track selected by the band is from the "Dynasty" album, don't expect disco. Be assured Dogbane will put its spin on the tune and make it their own.
"When I was in the third grade the "Book Fair" came to my school. I went without lunch for two days so I could save enough money to buy a paperback book called "Rock Stars" because it featured KISS. Additionally, KISS "Dynasty" was the first record I ever owned. They (KISS) were superheroes to me; collectively they were mightier than Godzilla, Ultra Man, Super Friends, and the Legion of Doom. It just doesn't get much cooler than that."
- Mitch Allred/Guitarist
"The year was 1977. I had a science teacher named Mr. Warner. He informed us on the first day of school that he was a born again Christian, and the wearing of KISS regalia in his classroom would not be tolerated. Mr. Warner stated 'from this day forward anyone caught doing so would be subject to a whipping' because this would be seen as being defiant. I wore my KISS jacket the very next day. I took that 'whipping' like a champ."
- Jerry Cloer/Drummer
"I began listening to KISS when I was 7 in 1974. My best friends' older brother loved them, and I remember him being my introduction to Sabbath, Cooper, Priest, etc. My parents wouldn't let me buy any of their albums. So, I would sneak the family tape recorder with me when I would spend the night with my friend and hold the microphone in front of the speaker to record the records. Worked okay for me, and hence some of the first pirated material in the making. So, there you go."
- Kevin Davis/Bass Guitar
"No other band has had more of an impact on my life than KISS. As a kid I remember listening to the KISS Alive album with my head between the speakers imagining myself being there at that show. Later as a teenager I got to see them live, and as an adult I had the privilege of meeting my childhood heroes in person. Both of these events made me feel like that kid with my head between the speakers. Any KISS fan will tell you KISS is more than a band it is a lifestyle."
- Jeff Neal/Vocalist
In addition; Steelwolf guitarist Warren Deatherage will be included in the recording as well as possible guest vocalist Jeremy Golden (Heaven and Hell Records owner) and Scott Board (NoLoveLost /Dimage/Cerebus).