Metal News for October 7, 2012
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Pig Destroyer has become one of the most notorious grindcore bands in the past decade due to the group's grinding rock sound and releasing music on albums, splits, demos and EPs every year earlier in its career. Pig Destroyer's latest full-length album "Book Burner" is out now after nearly five years of no releases, and fans have nineteen new songs to enjoy.
Also in that time, Pig Destroyer hired Adam Jarvis, also of Misery Index, to take over on the skins. I talked with the noise-and-samples man Blake Harrison about the delay with "Book Burner" and plans for the future, and a transcript can be read below. More...
Kreator is currently touring North America with fellow German metal pioneers, Accept. Although this tour highlights cuts from their current “Phantom Anti-Christ” album; the group gives its audience a history lesson that spans nearly thirty years. Each show is a class on staying consistent with one’s brand, while incorporating new forms of expression. They treated fans to early, barbaric speed metal numbers such as “Tormentor” and “Flag of Hate” to middle era, groove-based thrashers “People of the Lie” and “Phobia” to “Hordes of Chaos” and “Phantom Anti-Christ.”
Starting with “Violent Revolution,” the group penned a sequel to their breakout 1990 album “Comma of Souls.” Each subsequent album, “Enemy of God,” “Hordes of Chaos,” and “Phantom Anti-Christ” showed the band progress as song writers, utilizing more moods and tempo swings.
Guitarist Yli-Sirno has participated in the creation of each of the above-named albums. Metal Underground.com caught up with the Finnish musician to get his take on the progression that led to “Phantom Anti-Christ,” as well as getting the scope on recent events concerning the group.
Finland's Drop The Pilot has posted a new song online titled "Bedtime Story," which is the title track off the band's upcoming new EP of the same name. Check out the song in the player below, or find more info on Drop The Pilot at Facebook here.
Amsterdam's Conteched, ever in character as a "corporate metal" act, has issued the following announcement about calling it quits:
"The press officer of Conteched dislikes to give the following statement:
Conteched passed on.
Conteched is no more.
Conteched ceased to be.
Conteched expired and gone to meet it's maker.
Conteched is a stiff
Conteched rests in peace (thanks a lot mr Cleese).
"After a bombardment of job applications by Mr. Phil A., who applied to every post available within Conteched for the last 2 years, the three CEO's left in Conteched called it quits. Thanks to all customers who enjoyed our products, and witnessed some good takeovers! We wish you all the best and maybe who knows."
Croatia's Sabria has posted two new tracks online for streaming via YouTube. Check out the songs "Promises" and "Wasteland" in the clips available below, or you can also hear the previously posted "In Memory (Of Tomorrow)" track at this location.
Italy's The Moor is set to release "Year of the Hunger" on November 16th through Lion Music, and a sampler containing clips from the release is now available for streaming below. Lion Music also comments:
"Considered one of Italy’s most original and intelligent up and coming metal acts; The Moor have a band ethos that is not afraid to incorporate music from any rock idiom to give the listener an original listening experience as their full length debut 'Year Of The Hunger' showcases.
"The Moor incorporate sounds from prog rock, metal, death metal (for the guitars parts), seventies and alternative influences into their compositions making for a very compelling end product that will reward any open minded listener. Recommended for fans of Opeth, Day Six, Porcupine Tree etc. Set for release on 16 November 2012 get a downloadable taste of the upcoming album here or below." More...
Ukranian funeral doom metal band Narrow House is streaming the title track from its new album "A Key to Panngrieb" over at YouTube and is also streaming the official video for "The Last Refuge." That video is posted below, and used excerpts from the film "Det Sjunde Inseglet", as well as recordings from a concert in Moscow Club from December of 2009. "A Key to Panngrieb" was recently released on Solitude Productions.
Mazatlan post-metalcore quintet VLTT has been streaming the new song "Dias" from its recent 2012 promo over at YouTube. The promo release features one other song, the track "Viento a Favor," which the band made an official video for. "Viento a Favor" was directed by Néstor González and Avel Karim and produced by Natividad González and is featured below. You can check out the entire promo release courtesy of VLTT over at the Mexicore website.
To paraphrase an old joke, there was once a band with a sound so loud you could hear them over three fields; Sheffield, Huddersfield and Wakefield. They were formed in another area of Yorkshire named Bradford in 1990 and would become one of the most influential groups in death/doom metal, and they are called, My Dying Bride. The genesis of the band began when guitarist Andrew Craighan and drummer Rick Miah left their previous band, Abiosis and joined forces with singer Aaron Stainthorpe and another guitar player named Calvin Robertshaw. After six months of writing material, they recorded their first demo, "Towards the Sinister," which led them to release their first official single, "God Is Alone" through a French label named, Listenable. The single was limited to one thousand copies, which sold out extremely quickly, and the buzz around the band saw them begin a love affair with Peaceville Records, a company which had previously specialised in anarcho punk bands but had now decided to expand their horizons by signing metal acts such as Paradise Lost, Darkthrone, Anathema and of course, My Dying Bride, who have been loyal to the label ever since signing.
After recruiting a new member in bassist, Adrian Jackson, the band released their first EP, "Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium" in March of 1992, and two months later released their debut full length, "As the Flower Withers." The album saw the band team with artist Dave McKean, known for his work on the legendary Batman graphic novel, "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Ground," and most recently for his work on the Richard Dawkins book, "The Magic of Reality," but more importantly, it saw the band begin to break through into the modern metal consciousness, allowing them to perform in mainland Europe, as well as embarking on a big tour in their native, Great Britain. The band then decided to broaden their sound by hiring Martin Powell as their keyboardist and violinist. Powell made his recording debut with the band on their next EP, "The Thrash of Naked Limbs," which was released in February 1993. While filming a video for the title track, Miah had a nasty fall which forced the group to cancel their tour in support of the record. Instead, the band got to work on their second album, "Turn Loose the Swans," which was met with a very strong response, with Rolling Stone describing it as, "Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ for the ears." They continued to tour Britain and Europe and released another EP named, "I Am the Bloody Earth" in January the next year. More...
Canadian act Heaven's Cry is now streaming latest release, "Wheels of Impermanence," which can be heard online in its entirety through Prog Magazine here, or you can check out the first two songs in the player below.
The album is out now in Europe and North America. This is the third studio release from Heaven's Cry, which was originally formed in the early '90s, and the first new music from the band following a seven-year hiatus.
"Wheels of Impermamence" was mastered by Jens Borgren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) in Sweden at Fascination Street Studios and the album artwork was done by Felipe Quinzanos (Neuraxis). More...
Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about Elysion releasing a new EP this coming November 16th:
"It's been a while since we've heard anything from Elysion. Until now. We're happy to announce that Elysion is going to release a digital EP in mid-November!
"The 'Killing My Dreams' EP will contain 8 tracks - including one rare bonus track and six songs, which were never released before in the versions they're featured on the EP!
"The EP will be released on November 16th and will be available digital only. Don't miss Elysion live in Athens on November 2nd, when the band is going to support Anneke van Giersbergen."
The EP's track listing will be as follows: More...
Cattle Decapitation is pleased to announce that newest video “Forced Gender Reassignment” will see its premiere via BloodyDisgusting.com this coming Monday, October 15th. A teaser trailer for the video can be viewed below, and the following press release was issued by the band:
"Banned by YouTube and Vimeo and deemed to be too over the top for Cattle's label Metal Blade Records to even touch, 'Forced Gender Reassignment' is a gory, obscenely graphic and explicitly intense story of what could happen when the tables are turned on a group of people whose faith blinds them to the point of being unable to mind their own business and just letting others be themselves. This will truly go down as one of the most disturbing music videos of all time.
"Three trailers are to be released throughout the Internet along with video stills will preface the video. Find the first trailer online below. A second trailer is scheduled to be released on Monday October 9th, 2012 as well as a third on Thursday October 11, 2012. Follow Cattle Decapitation's Facebook to view the trailers and information on the official release on October 15th, 2012.
"Don’t forget to catch Cattle Decapitation on the road with Six Feet Under on The Autumn Apocalypse Tour and on The Blood of Power Tour with Dying Fetus." More...
U.K. act Neverstar has posted a new single online titled "Lose Control," which consists of the tracks "Lose Control" and "Forgotten." You can listen to the new songs in the SoundCloud player below.
The band is also offering a free download of the single to anyone who signs up for the Neverstar newsletter here prior to October 20th (the free download will be sent out on the 21st).
Love.Might.Kill has announced the "2 Big 2 Fail" album will hit the stores on October 19th through Massacre Records. A video clip for the song "XTC" has already been released and can be found here. The track listing for "2 Big 2 Fail" looks like this:
01. Save My Soul
03. Burn The Night
04. The One
05. Restless Heart
07. The Great Escape
08. Too Big To Fail
09. We Fall
10. Big Screen Pleasure (And Pain)
12. The Perfect Mistake
Aftermath Music has issued the following announcement about releasing previous albums from Finnish doom act Shape of Despair on vinyl:
"News from Aftermath music for all the vinyl lovers & collectors: we are proud to present the back catalogue from the most influential doom band of the 21st century, Shape of Despair, on vinyl.
"Before we close the chapter of 2012, both 'Angels of Distress' (late November) and 'Shades of...' (late December) will be released, with new and improved artworks. Both of these are strictly limited to 250 copies. Pre-orders will go online on October 20th." More...