Metal News for October 6, 2012
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Connecticut metal act The Curse Of Her Flesh is streaming the title track to the band's debut full length LP entitled "Endings." The album is scheduled for an October 13, 2012 release date through Ear1 Productions.
Check out "Endings" here:
In a match that appears to have been a long time coming, skate shoe company Vans and Metallica have announced a creative partnership delivering shoe projects. The following press release was issued:
"Many a skate trick is landed with Vans shoes on the feet and a Metallica tune in one's head, so the inevitable union kicks off in October with a limited edition Vans x Metallica 20th Anniversary Half Cab Pro available in better skate shops everywhere. The collaboration will continue late this winter with two product drops: a four-piece 'Passion Project' collection designed by each member of Metallica coming in February and a two-shoe salute to the band's debut album, Kill 'Em All, delivering in March.
"As a thank you to the fans that have made Metallica one of the most successful acts of the past 30 years, the unique 'Passion Project' collection will launch exclusively to Met Club members in January prior to being made available to the general public.
"In early October, skate shops around the world will receive the latest release in the year-long celebration marking 20 years of the most popular skate shoe of all-time, Steve Caballero's signature Half Cab. The heavy-duty canvas and suede 'black to the floor' Metallica edition of the Half Cab Pro features classic band lyrics embossed in the side, exclusive Vans x Metallica x Steve Caballero labeling and a unique clear rubber sole with Kill 'Em All album artwork showing through. To learn more about the Half Cab and where you can find the special Metallica edition, please visit this location.
"In January, Met Club members will have the first opportunity to grab one of the most unique Vans shoe collections ever: the Metallica 'Passion Projects.' Each band mate - Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich - had free reign to choose any iconic Vans shoe style and make it their own. Each drew from their favorite influences in the worlds of music, action sports and art to create Vans shoes reflecting their personal style. The Vans x Metallica Passion Project shoes are available to the general public in February. More...
Eden's Curse has officially confirmed the departure of vocalist Marco Sandron. The band comments:
“It is with great regret that Eden’s Curse announce a parting of the ways with vocalist Marco Sandron. This is due to various reasons, but it was mutually agreed that it would be in the best interests of the band to sever all ties.
"We believe Marco to be a great vocalist and person, but it just did not work out, and we sincerely wish him the greatest of success with his future musical endeavours. While the creative core members continue with writing the fourth album, we have also commenced a worldwide search for a new vocalist." More...
Brooklyn's Hull is pleased to unleash an official video for “Beyond The Lightless Sky,” through metal video portal Metal Injection. Check out the clip right here or in the player below.
The track comes from the band’s latest full-length of the same name released via The End Records last Fall. The video was shot by Ben Cain at Attic Studio and conceptualized/executed by Tian Hughes at Crux NYC. More...
Utah thrashers Deathead have teamed up with Manchester, England based punk rockers Eye Licker to issue a split EP. Slated for an early January release, the split will feature three tracks from each band.
Deathead frontman/guitarist Jester commented: "We have always tried to keep a punk spirit in our own music, at least in our attitude and I've been friends with these guys forever and its gonna be absolute chaos in a good way that I think fans of both will love."
Says Eye Licker: "We've been good friends with Deathead for years and this seems like the right and natural thing to do. Track listings are likely to be 'The Rapistm, 'Cosmetic Con,' and new song 'The Other Commandment,' though this is subject to a change as it invariably does."
Deathead's contributions have been announced as:
1. In Fear Reborn
2. Last Act of a Desperate Man
3. Dragon Head (updated new recording)
French act Subdivision has released a new video clip for "NIL," which is the second track of upcoming EP "Day 0." Check out the clip in the player below, or find more info on Subdision over at the band's Facebook profile here.
Victor Arduini, guitarist and founding member of Fates Warning is currently recording for his band's upcoming 2nd CD.
Freedoms Reign features not only Victor Arduini (Vocals / Guitars), but also Tom Vumback (Guitars), Mike Jones (Bass), and Chris Judge (Drums), who are currently recording with Nick Belmore (Toxic Holocaust) and eyeing an early 2013 release for the new album.
A video promo featuring samples from the new music has been posted online and can be heard through the player below. More...
The New York tech metal exhibitionists in Car Bomb are pleased to unveil their first full-length offering in five years, entitled "w^w^^w^w" (apparently pronounced “double-u click double-u”).
The self-released, 12-track long player was recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by the band between 2011 and 2012 at its own studios in Long Island and Brooklyn, and features guest vocalist Joseph Duplantier of Gojira on the track “Third Revelation.” The album is available for streaming at bandcamp or in the player below.
Comments the band in a collective statement: “We’re beyond excited to once and for all complete and release this thing. Every aspect of this recording -- writing, recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, you name it -- was done 100% by the band. It took as much time as most people spend going to college, but we think it was worth the wait.”
The "w^w^^w^w" track listing is as follows:
1. The Sentinel
3. Finish It
4. Lower The Blade
6. Third Revelation
7. Recursive Patterns
8. Spirit of Poison
9. Magic Bullet
11. This Will Do the Job
12. The Seconds More...
After debut album "This Dream is Dead," Israeli band Fatum Aeternum has releases a new EP titled "The Sermon." Check out the full release through the bandcamp player below. Fatum Aeternum also commented:
"The EP is characterized by new sound, but same ideas. The EP was recorded in England, in order to achieve the special 'British' sound, going back to the roots of both rock and first goth bands. The 6 tracks of the album present ideas about the modern world, the civilized way of life. These ideas combined and presented through theatrical, both male and female vocals, and the blazing sound of a violin."
The track listing is:
1. Brand New Night 01:21
2. Market World 04:50
3. People Are Food 04:08
4. Blame is on You 04:40
5. Stronger 05:05
6. Practice What You Preach 03:43 More...
Paris act Eibon has posted the band's entire discography for streaming online at bandcamp. You can check out all the releases right here, or stream the "Entering Darkness" album in the player below.
The streaming releases include:
- "Entering Darkness" album, (2010)
- 7" split EP w/HKY, (2010)
- Self-titled MCD, (2008)
- Split CD w/Hangman’s Chair, (2007)
The "Entering Darkness" track listing is:
1. Through The Eyes 09:59
2. Entering Darkness 07:18
3. Convulse To Reign 09:04
4. Substance 14:18
5. These Chains 08:50
6. Path To Oblivion 13:53 More...
Four years after "Manufactured Landscape," the French musical alchemists in Asidefromaday have make their return with a brand new album titled "Chasing Shadows." The release is now available via bandcamp and can be heard in the player below. The following press release was also issued:
"5 black shadows delivering dark and dynamic modern heavy music since 2000. Transporting the listener to some landscapes, various but invariably grazed. There is one constant thing, the weather: grey and threatening. With a sound firmly rooted in postcore/post-metal/sludge, ASIDEFROMADAY relies just as heavily on ambience, atmosphere, and power as it does dark complexity, brutal aggression and raw emotion. An original entity, ASIDEFROMADAY delivers music that consumes the listener with massive and hypnotic waves of sound. This brand new creature has got a name: 'Chasing shadows' was unleashed on October 5th (CD/LP/Digital) through Division Records (Dirge, Kehlvin, Unfold, Process of Guilt, YOG...)."
The track listing is:
1. Process of Static Movement 04:44
2. Death, Ruins and Corpses 07:41
3. Wolf's Tears are Falling Stars 06:54
4. Black Sun 06:07
5. Through The Eye of The Beholder 04:22
6. Endless Prophecy 07:41
7. Chasing Shadows 08:41 More...
Portland retro metal trio Axxicorn has unleashed a couple of songs as a two-song release over on bandcamp. The two tracks, "Cosmonauts" and "Marauders," are streaming below in the player. Axxicorn will put these two songs and a few other tracks that appeared on its previous release, "War of the Giants," on its next album.
Axxicorn started out in 2009 when a couple of the members met at a Jesus Lizard show and decided they shared a love of classic metal and hardcore. When a third member joined, the band played its first gig at the Water Heater in Portland the following year.