Metal News for October 6, 2014
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U.S. black metal band Abazagorath will unleash new album "The Satanic Verses" tomorrow, and today you can experience the release in full.
2. The Satanic Verses
3. The Angel Gabriel
6. Visions of Azrael
7. Return to Jahilia
8. A City Visible but Unseen
10. Conclusion More...
Orange Amplifiers has featured a special gear interview and demonstration video featuring Orbweaver guitarist Sally Gates. Check out the gear demo video below, and you can read the interview at this location.
Orbweaver released the "Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" full-length last Summer, which was produced by Jonathan Nunez of Torche. The album was also recently unleashed in wax form via Corpse Flower Records. Catch the band live on either of these two dates:
11/08/2014 Deland Rock & Metal Fest @ Ob's Lounge - Deland, FL
11/15/2014 Destroyer Fest @ State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL More...
"Fading Reliefs," the relentless new album from Polish death metal quintet Calm Hatchery, is now available from Selfmadegod Records. You can stream all the tracks off "Fading Reliefs" below.
The label also comments that the band's third album is "surging with nearly forty minutes of utterly destructive new material, recorded, mixed and mastered at famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Trauma). Through these eight top-quality movements, Calm Hatchery delivers their craft through a skilled, technical approach, while adding more advanced elements, generating their most diverse and dominant output yet."
The album is officiallly out now in Europe and will be available in North America next week. Having been on the road supporting Vesania and the mighty Vader across Europe through most of September, new tour actions for Calm Hatchery will be announced shortly. More...
After releasing a music video for "Mind Ain't Right," Obliterations is now streaming the full "Poison Everything" LP ahead of its release date.
Hear all the album tracks over at Pitchfork Advance here. Obliterations unifies current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours, Night Horse and others.
The "Poison Everything" LP is due out via Southern Lord on October 14th and was recorded with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl's Studio 606. Catch the band live supporting the album on these dates: More...
New wave of British heavy metal out Raven is currently on the road for the "North American Extermination Tour 2014."
Fans can expect to hear Raven classics and new songs as the tour runs through November 25th in Raleigh, NC. Vocalist/Bassist John Gallagher has checked in with this update:
"The tour is off to a great start...we've mixed things up set wise and are playing a few brand new songs that will be in the upcoming album and a few old ones we have not done in a long while or ever! We even did 'Ballad of Marshall Stack' last night! Night Demon is killing it as support and we are really looking forward to the rest of the gigs."
Raven also recently signed a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer, with a new studio album and follow-up to "Walk Through Fire" set for a release in February, 2015. Catch the band live on these dates: More...
"One To Conquer," the fourth full-length album from Finnish old-school death metal squad Decaying, is set for release on November 4th via Hellthrasher Productions.
This is is Decaying’s fourth full-length album in four years and sees the Finnish death metal squad unleashing eight new tracks of earth-shattering, doom-influenced metal, picking up exactly where third album “The Last Days of War” left off, but also managing to incorporate enough twists and turns to keep things interesting.
Today No Clean Singing is hosting a new sonic projectile from the record with the track "Zero Hour," which can be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:
Metal queen Doro Pesch will kick off the North American leg of her "30 Years Strong & Proud" anniversary tour next week.
Slated to commence in Wisconsin on October 10th, Doro will rock eleven cities, including a very special New York City performance at the Gramercy Theater on October 20th where Doro and her bandmates will be joined by a host of special guests including Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (Overkill), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Jean Beauvoir (Crown Of Thorns, Plasmatics), Leather Leone (Rude Girl, Chastain), and more.
In addition to marking 30 years since the release of "Warlock's Burning The Witches," Doro will be touring in support of the "Raise Your Fist" album released worldwide via Nuclear Blast in 2012. More...
Carach Angren will be embarking on the band's first-ever North American tour alongside Deicide, Septicflesh, Inquisition, and Abysmal Dawn.
The tour, which begins tonight in Charlotte, will continue throughout the United States and Canada until October 29th. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Carach Angren is touring in support of previous record "Where The Corpses Sink Forever" (reviewed here). The band also recently entered Tidalwave Studio in Karlsruhe, Germany with Patrick Damiani to record a new album, tentatively due for a late 2014 release via Season of Mist.
Carach Angren comments on the new album: "Our writing process is finally reaching its end and we are very excited to once again enter Tidalwave Studio to record our fourth full-length concept album! We are very much looking forward to work with our long time partner in crime Patrick Damiani, and, for the first time, with Peter Tägtgren. We can't wait to present this monster to our fans! This will by far be the most gruesome album we have ever done — yet!" More...
Germany's Vermillion has released a new music video for the song "Shivers," which comes by way of the band's "Soulcase" EP.
Check out the clip below, and you can also download the EP over at the band's website here. Vermillion consists of:
Darius Asgarian - Vocals
Benjamin Cepiga - Guitar
Maxi Trausenecker - Guitar
Mark Kohnke - Bass
Nico Schneider - Drums
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting organization has announced that due to scheduling issues Onslaught has cancelled the band's previously planned performance at the festival.
Recently reunited U.K. thrashers Xentrix will replace Onslaught on Saturday December 13th, 2014.
Xentrix has released four albums through Roadrunner Records: 1989’s "Shattered Existence," 1990’s "For Whose Advantage," 1991’s "Dilute to Taste," and 1992’s "Kin." Heavy Metal Records also released a 1996 LP called "Scourge."
The currently announced lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2014 is as follows: More...
Insomnium's new set "The Candlelight Years" is available now to pre-order at this location, and is officially due out November 24th. Candlelight Records comments:
"Covering the halcyon years that Insomnium spent with Candlelight Records, this 4 CD collection promises to deliver all the essential content any Insomnium fan would look for. Furthermore, it would be the perfect introduction for anyone looking to broaden their heavy metal horizons.
"Ranging from the epic label Debut, In The Halls Of Awaiting, to the crushing 4th release Across The Dark, this covers the entire gamut of work created under Candlelight Records - including the extremely rare and hard-to-find demo EP: Underneath The Moonlit Waves. Packaged in a smart 4CD jewelcase, this release not only sounds great, but looks the part, too.
"2014 is proving to be a spectacular year for Insomnium, enjoying an autumnal headline tour across Europe - including dates in the UK - and supported by Fleshgod Apocalypse and Stam1na isn't enough for these guys: Insomnium aren't resting on their laurels - instead they have hit the studio and begun work on a new album! Make sure you start your collection right here with this awesome bundle of the finest melodic death metal Finland has to offer!"
The track listing is: More...
Black Therapy just released a new lyric video for "The Final Outcome," which can be seen below thanks to No Clean Signing.
"The Final Outcome" is taken off the band's upcoming EP of the same name, due out October 17th via Revalve Records. Pre-orders are available at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Final Outcome
2. Black Crow
3. Mad World
4. Sunset of the Truth More...
Attila has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming new album release:
"We are EXTREMELY excited to announce the release of our upcoming album Guilty Pleasure. We've been working on this album for over a year and I am 100 percent confident that this is the best album we've ever created.
"Whether you were a fan of About That Life or a fan of Outlawed, this album will appeal to everyone. Even if you pretend to hate our music, you will love this album. It will be your guilty pleasure.
"Musically, this is the heaviest album we've ever written. It still has our signature sound but it's a new refreshing twist. Lyrically, I really expanded my horizons. I wrote the most personal song I've ever written on this album. I still have some ignorant party hits, but I also drop some serious knowledge on this album. Open up your ears and take it all in; we're about to drop the best album of 2014."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Pizza, Sex and Trolls
2. Hate Me
4. Guilty Pleasure
5. I've Got Your Back
6. Proving Grounds
7. I Am Satan
8. Break My Addiction
10. Dirty Dirty
11. Fake Friends
12. Don't Be Basic
13. The Cure More...
Apparently that huge Moonsorrow LP box set has caused Blood Music a good deal of trouble with orders placed via Paypal. The label had this to say about the situation:
"People - we need your help!! We have a very, VERY serious issue. We are having and have been having massive issues with PayPal for a long time, and it's finally hit its worst possible point. We've tried to stay very quiet about these issues, to keep calm in order to play by their rules, but things are finally far out of hand.
"Once the Moonsorrow box set (an item that averaged around 300 EUR per unit) went for sale - they froze all money in our PayPal account (do the math), including a fair chunk of money from sales before the box set that have long since been shipped out.
"They demanded loads of paperwork, to which we obliged, and they released a very small portion so that we could continue our operations. That money lasted only a very short time, and we wound up having to pay a huge chunk of the box set out of our own pockets, with the promise that the rest of the money would be released once all material was shipped.
"All box sets have been shipped and most have been received by now, and they are still holding onto basically ALL OF THE LABEL'S MONEY NOW. More...
Currently out on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Alterbeast has been denied entrance to Canada and will be missing two shows. The band comments:
"Unfortunately we were turned away by immigration into Canada earlier this morning, so we are unable to do the Toronto and Montreal dates of this tour.
"We feel absolutely terrible about missing these shows, but are taking the necessary steps to ensure that this will not happen again. We thank you for your understanding and hope to shred your beautiful country very soon!
"We'll be in Boston for the next few days if anyone wants to hang out! Message us at Facebook!"
The dates for the trek are as follows: More...
Between the Buried and Me vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers is set to release his second solo album on Metal Blade Records.
The new album, which will again be released under the Thomas Giles moniker, is entitled “Modern Noise.” You can hear the new song "Mutilated World" below, and pre-orders are now available at this location. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Testing the limits of what he can do naturally with his voice, Rogers' strikingly beautiful falsetto and dynamic range conjures tales of anxiety, collapse, end-times and strength against swelling, heart-lifting arrangements and pristine backdrops of ambient loops, digital burbles, analog hiss and woozy drones. Exploring combinations of the outré genres of both post-rock and electronic, the music's emotionally resonant yet textural sounds draw reference to artists such as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, the Verve, Beck, Oasis and Spiritualized, balancing both rock and electronic impulses.
"Though Rogers is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (he recorded most everything himself on the previous album), for this new album he enlisted the talents of a former band mate. Fans will surely recognize percussionist Will Goodyear, who performed drums on 'Modern Noise.' Goodyear, who is currently in Grohg, previously played with Tommy on the self-titled Between the Buried and Me album, as well as their previous band, Prayer for Cleansing. The two have a natural synergy, and that was only enhanced while working with longtime Between the Buried and Me producer, Jamie King, at The Basement Studios in North Carolina." More...
Laugh At The Fakes is currently streaming a new track online titled "Killing Time," which can be heard in the player below.
The track was mixed and engineered by Greg Dawson and mastered by Andy VanDette. "Killing Time" will also be included on upcoming album "Dethrone The Crown," due out November 14th, 2014.
Hardcore outfit Terror today releases a new music video for “Cold Truth,” taken from the group's latest album, "Live By The Code."
In the clip below, Terror provides a one-of-a-kind animated experience, navigating the dark circumstances we face and finding solace in music. Frontman Scott Vogel offered:
“How many times can you make a video of us jumping around acting all mad at the world? I'm sure we’ll have a few more of those down the road, but this is a totally different, unexpected, and a fresh look for a Terror video, and that's a cool thing.”
Vogel adds, “Thanks to Carlo Oppermann (Comeback Kid, Stick To Your Guns) and everyone behind putting this thing together because, to be honest, we got off extra easy and didn't have to do any of those really uncomfortable video shoots and nonsense. Plus, now we have a video with hookers, handfuls of pills, and dead rats in it.” More...
Following a Summer run on the West Coast, the doom metal alchemists from Destroyer of Light are set to undertake another tour in support of the "Bizarre Tales Vol. 2" EP.
Dubbed the Howlin' Across America Tour '14, the band will spend a month on the road and visit 32 cities. On October 17th, Destroyer of Light travels to The District Tavern in Tucson, Arizona to play the Southwest Terror Fest. Goatsnake, Sunn 0))), Neurosis, Pelican and Author & Punisher are a few of the bands billed to play the four-day festival.
The band comments: "We are super excited about this tour and hitting some new cities that we haven't played before. Also, this is the biggest tour that we have done; so, it is a very exciting feeling to go out and accomplish this." More...
Bulgaria's Ghost Warfare is currently streaming the full second album "Outer Rim I: Beyond The Veil," which can be heard below. The band comments:
"It is first part of an epic cosmological, philosophical and some might say - occult saga, that tells the tales of Earth and Stars, ages past and gone and why, how and where humans came to be."
The full track listing is as follows:
1. Whisper 02:26
2. Beyond The Veil 07:40
3. Oasis In The Space 04:30
4. Warden Diamond 04:01
5. The Eye Of Aldur 03:46
6. Loud Magnetism 04:03
7. Perfidy Act I: The Fort 03:28
8. Witcher's Curse 04:32
9. Shadows Of The Labyrinth 07:54
10. Trip 04:26 More...
Sylosis will be releasing new album "Dormant Heart" at the beginning of next year, with front man Josh Middleton commenting the record is Sylosis' strongest work to date. He states:
“It's the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date.”
The band began tracking the album back in March 2014 working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Josh Middleton took a step up on this album producing it himself with the help of engineer Scott Atkins. The album was mastered by Tesseract guitarist Acle Kahney.
Josh says of the recording process: “It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again. We've got a good working relationship and he's really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music.”
Guitars and vocals were recorded at Wizard Sound Studios in the band’s hometown of Reading. Drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with Sylosis in September due to time restraints. Bleed From Within's Ali Richardson is now drumming for the band permanently after filling in for some live shows on the bands spring 2014 tour.
Despite the title, "Dormant Heart," is not a peaceful album, it’s a powerful force, unleashing anger against every day injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Frontman Josh Middleton explains: “The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd. How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness…” More...
On September 29th, Swedish melodic death metal act Circle Of Indifference released debut full-length album "Shadows of Light" via the band's own label Records of Indifference.
Circle Of Indifference is essentially a one-man metal project headed up by Dagfinn Övstrud with assistance from a quartet of session musicians from countries across Europe and North America. You can check out the track "A Child but Not" below, and the full album's track listing is:
01. Despair (Intro)
02. A Child but Not
03. Walk With Me
05. Shadows of Light
07. This Is Not the End
09. Another Day In Paradise
12. Shadows of Light (Aybars Remix)
13. Hope (Outro) More...
The black metal alchemists from Fides Inversa today premiere the new track "VI" online. Listen in below, thanks to the lads at No Clean Singing.
The song hails from the forthcoming second Fides Inversa album, "Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans," set for international release on October 31st via W.T.C. Productions. The numerical track listing is:
7. VII More...
Within The Ruins has debuted a brand new music video for latest single "Calling Card," which can be seen below thanks to BloodyDisgusting.com.
Directed by long time veteran director Kevin J. Custer, the video is a drastic departure from what most metal videos look like these days. "This is a perfect representation of the concept of our new album Phenomena," says vocalist Tim Goergen.
The video depicts Goergen as the main character in a comic book, a running theme throughout the band's latest release. He continues, "Comics and metal go hand in hand and we are beyond stoked on how this video came out! Definitely the most fun we've had on set for a music video."
Fall is officially here, and that means it's time for metal to start bringing the gloom! Your first thought might be atmospheric black metal, but that's not the direction we're going today, as Northern Crown shows that music can be gloomy and still have great licks and discernible vocals.
The newly formed doom outfit pays homage to those who have come before in approach to riffs, organ use, and pacing, but doesn't let the old school ways of doom define it.
“...Doom, specifically, is about alienation,” main songwriter and guitarist Zachary Randall explains. If other acts can be said to be the trees of the forest, Northern Crown is the velvet fog unfurling through them.
Today you can experience that sense of alienation, as we have teamed up with the band to stream all the tracks from new EP "In The Hands Of The Betrayer." The EP is officially due out October 14th, but you can now check out all the songs below - including the band's cover of the Candlemass track "Crystal Ball."
Randall notes that, “this is easily the most personal art I've ever created...both musically
and lyrically.” Listen in below and let us know what you think of the release! For more information on the band, head over to the Northern Crown website here. More...
ZOM has premiered new track "The Depths" at Cvlt Nation. The song comes from upcoming debut album "Flesh Assimilation," which will be released November 24th in the U.S. via Dark Descent Records on CD, vinyl and digital formats.
The album will be released in Europe through Invictus Productions on November 30th. Artwork for the album comes courtesy of renowned artist Zbyszek Bielak. Check out "The Depths" at this site.
ZOM will tour as main support to Greece's Dead Congregation to promote "Flesh Assimilation" in December 2014/January 2015. Confirmed dates are as follows:
25/12 Hamburg (De)
26/12 Brussels (Be)
27/12 Paris (Fr)
31/12 London (Eng)
01/01 France TBA
02/02 Zurich (Swi)
03/01 Oberhausen (De)
04/01 Berlin (De)
05/01 Copenhagen (Dk)
Devin Townsend Project premiered a lyric video for the new track "Deathray" over at Gunshy Assassin at this location (also in the player below). The song is taken from the upcoming double album "Z²," which is set for release via InsideOut Music (through Century Media Records) on October 27, 2014 worldwide. The track list for the album is:
Disc 1 - Sky Blue
3. Midnight Sun
4. A New Reign
5. Universal Flame
7. Sky Blue
8. Silent Militia
9. Rain City
11. Before We Die
12. The Ones Who Love More...
Sick Drummer Magazine has premiered Solace Of Requiem's new video of drummer Dave Tedesco performing the song "Defiling the Spectrum" from new album "Casting Ruin." That video is playing over at this location.
Solace Of Requiem released its fourth album, "Casting Ruin," via ViciSolum Productions in August. All nine tracks of it are playing on bandcamp, featured below for your listening ease.
Metal Hammer Germany has premiered a new video for the title track off Deserted Fear's upcoming album "Kingdom of Worms."
Check out the video below. "Kingdom of Worms" will be released October 24th through FDA Rekotz. The vinyl LP version will be released on November 21st, 2014.
"Kingdom of Worms" was recorded in June and July of 2014 at Eisensound Studio in Eisenberg (Thuringia/Germany) under the knife of guitarist Fabian Hildebrandt. Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, etc.), who put the finishing touches on "Kingdom of Worms" in his very own Unisound Studio.
UK-based masters of the depressive and oppressive, Eye Of Solitude, have announced a string of dates with gothic-tinged death/doom metallers Saturnus and Marche Funebre. The mini-tour, dubbed the 'March of Solitude 2015,' is set for March of next year and will mark Eye Of Solitude's first time in Germany.
On November 24th, Eye Of Solitude will release "Dear Insanity," a single song/50 minute-long EP that will be available as a digital download and limited-edition (500 copies) CD. The disc will come packaged as a deluxe tri-panel DigiSleeve with artwork by Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design. A split release with death/doom act Faal is also set for an early 2015 release.
March of Solitude 2015 dates:
March 13 - Oberhausen, DE @ Helvete
March 14 - Bruxelles, BE @ Magasin 4
March 15 - Rotterdam, NL @ Baroeg
Unspeakable Axe Records has released "Screams from the Catacombs," the debut EP from Cemetery Filth, on limited-edition cassette. Hailing from the mountainous eastern region of Tennessee, Cemetery Filth plays old school death metal in a mainly European vein.
Unspeakable Axe Records is now offering the EP, which was self-recorded by the band earlier this year, on cassette. This release is limited to 200 copies. Check out the title track from "Screams from the Catacombs" below.
Mindwars released further details for the upcoming debut release "The Enemy Within." The album is now set to drop on October 27th via Punishment 18 Records. The album's track listing can be found below.
Mindwars was created in the Fall of 2013 by the desire of two individuals who wanted to bring the sound of metal from the 1980's to the current power of 2014. Mike Alvord, formerly of Holy Terror, and Roby Vitari, formerly of Jester Beast, met by chance in 1989 when Holy Terror was touring Europe in support of the classic 1988 release "Mind Wars." Roby, originally from Southern Italy in the region of Calabria, discovered that he had similar roots as Mike, being that his grandparents are from the same region. Approximately 25 years later, Mike and Roby reconnected through the internet and discussed creating something musically that they both believe has been lost. The result is Mindwars, an 80s rebirth of speed/thrash metal with influences ranging from Black Sabbath to NWOBHM to Soundgarden.
The track listing for "The Enemy Within"
1. Upside Down
2. Death Comes Twice
3. Final Battle
4. Masters Of War
7. Speed Kills
10. Time In The Machine
11. Walking Alone More...
After a period of silence since releasing details on the sophomore album "Fated to Burn," Texas' Darkology released both a statement on the album's delay as well as announced that vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter will not be able to accompany the band on the upcoming European tour with Overkill, Prong and Enforcer.
As to the album delays, the band posted: "This comes from PRIME EON MEDIA: People. We know that you've been complaining about the lack of updates and we are extremely sorry about that, but the news we are about to unveil through an imminent press release, will probably put a lot of things into 'some' perspective. There will be a clue about the album which is obviously coming out. It was never our intention to delay it, (why would we?), although, we managed to do a hell of a job at just that. We understand your frustration, but by being impolite or just taking it out on us, it's not going to help at all. We hope that most of you should be able to come and check the band out live, throughout Europe, in support of the great lineup of bands that Killfest 2014 brings together, namely the Kings of Thrash, Overkill themselves, the masters of groove, Prong, the young pretenders to the throne of trad metal, Enforcer and you know who...."
In addition, the band issued a statement over the past weekend about vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter and his unavailability for the upcoming Killfest Tour: More...
German power metal act Gloryful released a new music video for the track "Hiring the Dead." The song appears on the latest album "Ocean Blade," which is available now through Massacre Records.
Check out the video here:
Franch metal act Existance released a new music video for the track "Burning Angel." The song was taken from the debut release "Steel Alive," which was issued back in the Spring via Mausoleum Records.
Check out the video here:
Italian hard rock band Hell In the Club, which features Elvenking frontman Davide "Damna" Moras and Secret Sphere members Andrea "Andy" Buratto (bass) and Federico "Fede" Pennazzato (drums), released a lyric video for the new track "Proud." The song will appear on the upcoming new studio effort "Devil On My Shoulder," which will drop on November 4th via Scarlet Records.
"Devil On My Shoulder" is a powerful, exciting album that displays strong songwriting capabilities, top notch musicianship and meaningful lyrics (one song is based on Daniel Pennac’s "La Saga Malausséne," another one on the brilliant and shocking novel "Mani Nude" by Italian writer Paola Barbato), in the vein of the great heavy/rock albums of our times. The album was produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios) at Domination Studios in San Marino. Cover artwork was made by Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design (Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood). Band logo by Alessandro Conti (vocalist for Luca Turilli's Rhapsody and Trick Or Treat).
The track list for the album is:
1. Bare Hands
2. Devil On My Shoulder
3. Beware Of The Candyman
5. Whore Pain
6. Pole Dancer
7. We Are The Ones
8. Save Me
9. Toxic Love
11. Snowman Six
12. No More Goodbyes
Check out "Proud" here: More...
Legendary hard rock act Whitesnake released the first trailer for the upcoming new DVD/CD "Live in '84 - Back to the Bone." The performance was captured from Super Rock Japan '84, which features the final performance by the late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord with Whitesnake. Frontiers Records will release the package on November 7th (EU), November 10th (UK) and November 11th (North America).
Vocalist David Coverdale had this to say about the release: "2014 is the 30th Anniversary of the Whitesnake album ‘SLIDE IT IN’. The first multi-platinum album Whitesnake achieved. It features songs we still play all over the World...‘Love Ain’t No Stranger’ ( Cozy Powell’s favorite )...‘Guilty Of Love’...‘Slow & Easy’...& of course ‘Slide It In’.
"This ‘LIVE IN 84...Back To The Bone’ DVD-CD package features video footage & selected bootleg audio tracks, all taken from performances from our world tour 30 years ago in 1984.
"It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who recorded the ‘SLIDE IT IN’ album with me have passed away.
"Incredibly difficult to articulate... Cozy Powell...Mel Galley...Jon Lord...Amazing people...amazing musicians...Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words…
"Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can & add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes...plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray…
"Watching the videos & listening to the live performances takes me right back to the time I was on stage with this super group...
"For this is a time capsule to indulge in, even if you missed the action the first time around & if you did catch any of the shows back in the day, you can relive it now in all it’s sonic glory.
"A truly great chapter of the band... One of my all time favorite chapters of Whitesnake.
"My Co-Producer Michael McIntyre & I searched the world for decent video footage & audio from any of the 1984 shows & came up with ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo & a precious, invaluable video of Maestro Jon Lord’s final appearance with Whitesnake.
"All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality. In other words, it should look & sound f’ing great!!
"Some of the Special Features include never before seen or heard tracks, demos, photos...
"These are memories I treasure & delight in sharing with you as we continue our Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE ‘SLIDE IT IN’..."
Check out the trailer here: More...