Metal News for October 8, 2014
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35 news articles posted on this day.
AmericanAftermath.net just dispatched a stream of "Those Who Labor," the next to last of fourteen relentless tracks encapsulated on the self-titled debut LP from Danish extreme grind executioners, Piss Vortex.
Listen to "Those Who Labor" below, and you can also hear the previously posted track "Of Bodily Waste and Desire" over at this location.
The Copenhagen band's sound can be described as an abrasive amalgamation of the blast beat driven fury of old-school grindcore, the filthy twang of noise rock, and the mind-bending intricacy of the chaotic late '90s/early '00s metalcore/hardcore scene.
Indisciplinarian will release "Piss Vortex" on November 3rd, 2014. The album will be released as a 12" LP in two editions, 350 black and 150 piss yellow, and will also be available digitally worldwide on all relevant online platforms. More...
Canadian death metal outfit Accursed Spawn has released a webisode from the drum recording sessions for upcoming EP, "Putrid," which can be seen below.
Jay Cross (drums) commented on the video, “We had some footage laying around from the 'Putrid' drum recordings so Luke [vocals] and I decided to edit it together and post it up on YouTube. Half the material is the standard drum recording stuff, and the other half gives people a flavor for what recording with us is actually like. In other words, empty beer bottles and stupid jokes. We're a pretty deep band.”
The "Putrid" EP will be independently released on October 28th, marking the band's second EP since 2012's "Engendering a Sociopath." You can hear the song "Burned Into Sterility" at this location.
Accursed Spawn will be performing next at Montreal's Metal Academie on October 22nd, as well as the second installment of Ottawa's Extreme Halloween on November 1st. More...
Melbourne death metal band Whortetopsy has issued the following announcement about lineup changes:
"We regret to announce that Chris and Brent have parted ways with Whoretopsy. It was a mutual decision and we are eternally grateful for all the work they put in over the last 12 months. Whoretopsy will continue as a four piece with Jake Sproule joining us as drummer. Jake has proven himself as being more than capable as he previously filled in for two shows in September after only learning the set a few weeks earlier. New material is already well underway, and we are looking forward to touring nationally and internationally in 2015!
Chris had this to say: "I really appreciated getting the chance to slam with Whoretopsy, and go to a bunch of sick places an meet new peeps. Had some sick times. Will be a fan instead of a member"
Brent adds: "After severely damaging my ankle and shin in late April, I haven't been able to contribute to the band on the level that has been required. After 5 months on the sidelines, we've agreed it's best for Whoretopsy to carry on without me. I wish the boys the very best and am thankful for the support they've given me since I joined. I wish them the best of luck in the future."
Lachy - Bass
Poey - Guitar
Storma - Vocals
Jake - Drums
After streaming the previous track "Pulsar" online, Italy's Nero Di Marte today releases another track off upcoming sophomore release "Derivae." Check out "Dite" in the YouTube player below.
"Derivae" was recorded at Studio73 with Riccardo “Rico” Passini (Ephel Duath), with whom the band also collaborated on its self-titled debut. The album is due out October 27th via Prosthetic, and the track listing is as follows:
2. Clouded Allure
6. Il Diluvio
7. Those Who Leave More...
With the December 2 release of the band's self-titled sophomore effort less than two months away, White Arms Of Athena today unveils the new song “Heavy Sleep,” the first piece of new music from the Texas-based quintet since the 2011 debut “Astrodrama.”
Check out the song "Heavy Sleep" below. The track is also available as an instant download if you pre-order the album digitally via iTunes, Amazon, or Bandcamp.
The album was recorded and mixed with Kurt Ballou (Every Time I Die, High on Fire, Kvelertak) alongside engineer/co-producer Travis Kammeyer (Storm of Light, Generation of Vipers) while being mastered by Alan Douches (Baroness, The Dillinger Escape Plan). The track listing is:
1. Truth, The Greatest Lie Ever Told (2:29)
2. Heavy Sleep (5:03)
3. On The Edge (4:40)
4. Time Is Nothing (Or Maybe Just One Thing) (1:47)
5. This Transition (11:00)
6. Manifest; Withdrawal (4:01)
7. Participating In and Awakening To The Cycle (3:28)
8. The “I” (6:29) More...
Blood Harvest Records is proud to present Henosis' "Apotheosis Pulsio CLVI" for the first time on vinyl, set for international release on December 1st.
Released earlier this year on extremely limited-edition cassette, "Apotheosis Pulsio CLVI" is now seeing a double-7" pressing courtesy of Blood Harvest. The label comments:
"Their sound is a hideous and cavernous one, at once ancient yet never smacking of 'retro' retread. The five songs presented by these hooded demons here exhibit a keen understanding of what drove early Southern European black metal like Mystifier and Varathron into the catacombs of history, as well as the blackened death metal darkness of classicists like Necrovore and Sadistic Intent. Now, the crypt is open even wider, and thus emerges Henosis' Apotheosis Pulsio CLVI. Step inside..."
1. Void Mantra
2. The Red Key
3. Macrocosmic Invertion
4. Inmersed into the Eternal Emptyness
5. Incognoscible Force Behind of the False Light Paradigm More...
Hailing from the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee, Generation Of Vipers is a band that has always operated outside the normal trappings of "extreme" or "heavy" music.
Following the release of 2011's "Howl and Filth" the group is now preparing to further this sentiment with a fourth opus blending abstract punk/metal titled "Coffin Wisdom."
Today the first offering from "Coffin Wisdom" is available to hear. The track entitled "Damaged Awake" is streaming below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The track listing is as follows:
1. Damaged Awake
2. Coffin Wisdom
3. Dark Matter
4. You Deserve This
6. Stolen Voices
7. Crawling on the Ceiling More...
Norway's Manimalism today premieres new track "The Crooner," which can be heard below thanks to Metal Hammer.
The song hails from Manimalism's debut album, "Manimalism," set for international release on November 17th through Adversum. You can also hear the previously posted track "Demons In Tuxedos" at this location.
Manimalism was founded by Kim Sølve and three others back in 1992. An anomaly in its own time, Manimalism was a silent contributor to the first wave of Norwegian post-black metal weirdness when names like Ved Buens Ende and Fleurety were the only contemporaries.
The self-titled "Manimalism," built from the demo songs and two other tracks - all written between 1993 and 1999 - is being released internationally on November 17th by Adversum on 12" vinyl LP. The track listing is:
1. Demons in Tuxedos
2. Carnal Catering Service
3. The Gentleman is in the Details
5. The Dandified and the Devilish
6. The Crooner
7. The Cocktail Party to End Them All More...
BurningAmbulance.com is currently hosting the official premiere of "Chaos Will Reign," the second hymn from Ancient VVisdom's forthcoming new full-length, "Sacrificial" (the track can also be heard below).
Slated for release next week via Magic Bullet Records, Ancient VVisdom's third long player continues to push the boundaries of both death rock and neo-folk while retaining the memorable simplicity and melodic catchiness present on occult rock act's previous offerings.
"Sacrificial" was produced by vocalist Nathan Opposition, engineered by Travis Bonner at The Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Hellyeah, Shadows Fall et al) at Taloowa Mastering, and will come available CD and digitally on October 14th, 2014 and LP on October 28th, 2014 worldwide via Magic Bullet. The track listing is as follows:
1. Rise Of An Ancient Evil
2. Chaos Will Reign
3. Blood Offering
4. Devils Work
5. Blind Leading The Blind
6. Worm Ridden Skull
7. I Am Your Sacrifice
8. City Of Stone
9. We Are Damnation
10. Higher Into The Black Flames More...
Ohio's mesmerizing trio Maid Myriad yesterday officially released debut studio full-length, "With Haste On Its Breath," and in addition to the CD version available via Nefarious Industries, the trio has made the digital version available through a "name your price" purchase via Bandcamp here.
You can also stream the album's opening track "Encircled" in the player provided below. The album was recorded in both Akron, Ohio, and Keyport, New Jersey, produced and engineered by guitarist Jeff Klemm at Free Truman Productions, and mixed and mastered by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey. The track listing is:
2. Azure Planes
3. Be Careful What You Wish For
4. Dance By The Moonlight
5. Waiting For December
6. Skye's Eye View
7. Camera Eye
9. Forget You (And I Will)
10. Hey There Kid
11. For The Loss
12. Shake Them Off More...
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead is set to release new album "IX" in the U.S. on November 10th and in Europe on October 20th.
Today the band reveals a first new track off the album, titled "The Ghost Within." Check it out below thanks to Stereogum.com. Catch the band live on these dates:
3-Nov Germany, Marburg - KFZ
4-Nov Switzerland, Bern Reitschule-Dachstock
5-Nov Switzerland, Winterthur - Salzhaus
6-Nov Switzerland, Luzern - Konzerthaus Schuur
7-Nov Austria, Linz - ahoi! Pop Festival (Posthof)
8-Nov Switzerland, Laufen - Biomill
9-Nov Germany, Munich - Ampere
10-Nov Germany, Berlin - Bi Nuu
11-Nov Germany, Hamburg - Knust
12-Nov Germany, Cologne - Gebaude 9
14-Nov UK, Glasgow - The Art School
15-Nov UK, Coventry - Kasbah
16-Nov UK, Manchester - Ruby Lounge
17-Nov UK, London - Dingwalls
18-Nov UK, London - Dingwalls
20-Nov Germany, Hannover - Café Glocksee
21-Nov Germany, Bielefeld - Forum
22-Nov Netherlands, Eindhoven - Speedfest
23-Nov Belgium, Brussels - VK
24-Nov France, Paris - La Maroquinerie More...
"Le Paradis Funèbre II - L' Adieu Du Silence" is the, new, near hour-long full-length from Barcelona darkwave project, Der Blaue Reiter.
Comprised of eleven haunting compositions inspired by a tragic vision of a world governed by secret societies, warfare, disease and the last days of mankind, the record swells with a distinctly mirthless grace making it deliberately discomforting.
Broken Oath from Degerfors, Sweden just signed a worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records for the release of new album "A Different Way," which was produced by Ronny Milianowicz at Studio Seven in Örebro. A release date is forthcoming, and the track listing will be as follows:
1. Shallow Grave
3. Broken Oath
4. No Control
5. Two Birds
6. Like a Slave
7. Save Me
8. Devil's in Me
9. World Whisper
11. Misery of the Day More...
Corpse Flower Records and CV Books are pleased to join forces for the release of "Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost," a mammoth 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from a varied bunch of metal musicians/authors.
Edited by Mark Rudolph, who has crafted artwork for the likes of Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross and more in addition to regular contributions to Decibel and Metal Hammer Magazines, "Morbid Tales!" serves as the follow-up to Rudolph's 2012-released "Satan Is Alive; A Tribute To Mercyful Fate" and is the second in a planned trilogy of metal-centric graphic novels.
Less a literal take on the subject matter than that of the Mercyful Fate book, "Morbid Tales!" delves into the world created from Frost's music rather than translating lyrics and boasts a list of work from the likes of Rudolph, Justin Bartlett, Jason McGregor, Bruno Guerriero, Lars Krantz, Chuck BB, Shawn Knight (Child Bite), J. Bennett (Ides Of Gemini), Eamon Espey, Ed Luce. Jeremy Baum, Johnny Ryan, Josh Bayer, Jacob Hamrick, J.T. Dockery, Kelly Larson, Kim Holm, Michael Hacker, Mike Erdody (Temple Of Void/Acid Witch), Slasher Dave (Acid Witch), Tim Shagrat (Acid Witch/Reaper/Shitfucker), Ravn (1349), Tom Neely, Sam Wolf, Tim Sievert, Mark Thompson, Scott Murphy, David Liljemark, Kevin Cross, Rob Mills and others.
Additionally, the book includes forewords from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) and Ivar Bjornson (Enslaved) with additional pieces from Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Flo Swartz (Pyogenesis), Ben Ash (Carcass), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth), Jeff Wagner (author of Mean Deviation), Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Greg Macintosh (Paradise Lost), Trevor Peres (Obituary), Scott Carlson and Matt Olivo (Repulsion), Orvar Säfström (Nirvanna 2002), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Chris Reifert (Autopsy) and John Paradiso (Evoken).
The book will be released via Corpse Flower Records on November 15th, 2014. Corpse Flower will also be issuing an accompanying, limited edition LP of Celtic Frost cover tunes later this year. Stay tuned for details. More...
The Pryapisme show in Paris, France at Le Klub was filmed and recorded professionally and now the entire hour long set can be seen below. Pryapisme is also currently working on a new full-length album to see release via Apathia Records in 2015.
Revocation's fifth album, "Deathless," features artwork hand painted by tattoo artist Tom Strom and after months of waiting will see the light of day on October 14th, 2014 via Metal Blade.
The album will be available in CD, 2LP, and digital formats next Tuesday.
As a final preview before the album's release, Revocation has teamed up with Invisible Oranges for the premiere of "Labyrinth of Eyes." Check it out below.
The previously released track "Madness Opus" can still be heard at this location and the track listing is as follows:
1. A Debt Owed to the Grave
3. Labyrinth of Eyes
4. Madness Opus
5. Scorched Earth Policy
6. The Blackest Reaches
7. The Fix
8. United in Helotry
10. Witch Trials More...
While Mob Rules is currently taking a deep breath before preparing for anniversary shows, the work on the band's 20th anniversary boxed set "Timekeeper" (due out October 27th) was completed a few days ago.
Now the musicians are revealing bit-by-bit exciting details about the box. The set is available for pre-order here. Today the band presents another snippet from this exceptional box set. Check out a preview of the song "My Kingdom Come" below.
A number renowned guests have contributed to "Timekeeper," among them Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.), Amanda Somerville & Sascha Paeth (both Avantasia), Peavy Wagner (Rage), Michael Ehré (Gamma Ray), Herman Frank (Accept) and Bernhard Weiß. More...
Powerwolf will release "The History Of Heresy II" 3 disc box set on October 24th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.
The second part of "The History Of Heresy" features the "Bible Of The Beast" and "Blood Of The Saints" albums with bonus tracks, plus "The Sacrilege Symphony" orchestra album and the second part of an autobiographic hardcover book.
The book, "The History Of Heresy," includes 128 pages full of candid stories, as well as tour and studio reports. You can also see Powerwolf live on these dates:
14/11/14 DE - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
15/11/14 DE - Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise More...
In celebration of the official North American release of "Back From The Abyss," the newest studio recording from Orange Goblin, today Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the record as told by vocalist Ben Ward. Check it out at this location.
"Back From The Abyss" reunites Orange Goblin with Jamie Dodd, who served as producer on the band's "A Eulogy For The Damned" full-length released in 2012. Currently traversing Europe with Saint Vitus, Orange Goblin will bring "Back From The Abyss" to North American stages this Winter supporting Down.
Set to commence December 1st in San Antonio, the trek will run through fifteen cities, coming to a close December 21st, in Houston with full details as follows:
12/01/2014 Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
12/03/2014 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium - Riverside, CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
12/07/2014 Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central - Calgary, AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX More...
Hang The Bastard is set to release "Sex In The Seventh Circle" on October 14th in the U.S. and today the band has launched the second song, "The Majestic Gathering Of Goetia."
Check it out below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. Century Media Records also comments on the album:
"Produced by Steve Sears at Titan Studios in London (Gallows) and with jaw dropping conceptual art from Daniel P Carter, Sex In The Seventh Circle promises to be Hang The Bastard's iron clad stamp on the worldwide heavy music scene.
"Dripping with acidic bile and fuzz fuelled venom, Hang The Bastard's latest creation is a lesson in blunt force trauma but also has a dynamic, more subtle streak of melody throughout. The result is a sonic union of the heaviest Doom, the most righteous Metal, and an undoubtedly old school vibe that is as much Sleep and Sabbath as it is Crowbar and COC."
After streaming the title track online, Annihilated has now released another song online from "XIII Steps To Ruination," which will see release via Unique Leader Records on October 28th. Crank up the volume and hit play on "Eradication Profits" below, thanks to Metal Assault.
Produced by Annihilated drummer Scott Fuller (also of Abysmal Dawn) the record supplies eleven pounding odes of acrimony bedecked in relentless riff incursions, bestial blasts, and maniacal vocal assaults, all fueled conceptually by political/corporate disgust and societal revulsion. The track listing is:
1. Global Enslavement
2. Eyes In The Sky
3. This Fear I Speak Of
4. XIII Steps To Ruination
5. Eradication Profits
6. Divide Distract Deceive
7. For The Ignorant
9. Creations Of Man
10. Throne Of Eternity
11. Putrifacation More...
Single Mothers just released the band's debut full-length album "Negative Qualities" yesterday via HXC Recordings. Today the band is excited to also release a video for the song "Half-Lit," which can be seen below.
"Half-Lit" was directed by Droga5’s Spencer LaVallee, who had this to say: "When I first heard Single Mothers, I was drawn to the way they contrasted these witty, sardonic lyrics against this blisteringly raw instrumentation.
"I wanted the video to embrace this duality, capture the humor and the aggression at the same time. Light and dark. The song's called Half-Lit, so why not light it halfway?" More...
Emergency Gate has issued the following announcement about cancelling upcoming dates in Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Serbia:
"Dear Fans, our singer Matthias recently got note from his wife’s doctors that his daughter’s birth may be due earlier than expected, i.e. the date of birth may coincide with our scheduled shows.
"While we do take our commitments seriously, we need to grant higher priority to family matters of importance.
"Therefore, we regret to inform you that we are cancelling our scheduled shows so Matthias can be with his family, should the birth and the date of the show coincide.
"Sorry and we hope you all understand this situation!" More...
Instrumental post metal band Deaf Eyes today releases a new song from the band's upcoming self-titled album, due out November 10th on Argonauta Records. Check out "Mirrors" in the player below.
"Mirrors" captures a good portion of the album’s aspects, where melodic elements collides into apocalyptic landscapes, monolithic heavy parts, and intense psychedelic tension. You can also hear the previous released track "The Eyes Of Regret" over at this location. More...
Blindeath was born in September of 2011 from Danilo Sunna (drums) and Gioele Zoppellaro (guitars) who wanted to revive the old 80’s thrash sound. Together they searched for other band members to start the project and finally found Alessandro (guitars), Daniel (bass), and Matteo (vocals).
After playing clubs around Milan and recording the "Dawn Of Disease" demo, the band signed to MyGraveyard Productions to release the "Heatshot" EP.
Now with a revamped lineup, the band has composed a new album to be released via Earthquake Terror Noise Records on October 27th. The track listing for "Into The Slaughter" will be as follows: More...
Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) have joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm, and they can now reveal that they have signed a deal with InsideOutMusic for the release of their debut album early next year.
Arjen comments: "We are thrilled to be able to strengthen our relationship with InsideOut Music as The Gentle Storm's label."
Anneke adds: "We're in the middle of recording these amazing new songs and are very excited the label shows an equal amount of faith in this release. We can't wait for people to hear it and are happy this superb team will help us spread the word."
Having originally worked together back in 1998 on Ayreon's album "Into The Electric Castle," and reconvening again for the seventh Ayreon album "01011001," The Gentle Storm sees the duo collaborate for a full double-album that will see the light of day next year.
Anneke will also take the music on the road in 2015, backed by a band of Dutch musicians; however Arjen himself will not take part. More...
In the fifth & final trailer that showcases material from the bonus Exodus DVD entitled “Blood Upon The Goat,” drummer Tom Hunting gives fans a tour of his “Goats-R-Us Ranch & Studios” where the band’s tenth studio album "Blood In, Blood Out" was recorded.
“We took a little bit different approach to the recording of the drums this time,” shares Hunting. “We wanted a real drum room with live mics to have that ambient room tone.”
Check out the final teaser trailer below, courtesy of Guitar World. The "Blood Upon The Goat" making-of DVD will be included with the digi-pak edition of "Blood In, Blood Out" - which is due out in North America on October 14th.
Vengha has released a new lyric video for "Something Different," taken off the band's "Ergo" album released during the Summer. Front man Robin "Lave" Ohlausson comments:
"'Something Different' is all about taking it to the next step. It's about hard work and that nothing is served on a silver plate. Put yourself together and fucking kill it! If you don't do 100 percent, you can't actually believe that you'll get 100 percent back."
Grammy-nominated thrash masters Anthrax will release "Chile On Hell," a Live-2CD+DVD/Blu-ray, on October 17th (EU) / October 20th (UK).
"Chile On Hell" was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10th, 2013 and features Anthrax performing an extended set that featured songs from the band's entire catalog.
A live video clip for the song "In The End" with an introduction by Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante can also now be seen below. The full set list is as follows:
01. Among The Living
02. Caught In A Mosh
03. I Am The Law
04. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
05. A Skeleton In The Closet
06. March Of The S.O.D. (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH cover)
07. In The End
09. T.N.T. (AC/DC cover)
10. I'm Alive
13. In My World
14. Got The Time (Joe Jackson cover)
15. Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't
16. I'm The Man / Raining Blood (SLAYER cover)
18. Antisocial (TRUST cover) More...
Germany's Accept will kick off the "Blind Rage" world tour today in Paris, France. Full dates for the trek can be seen below.
Accept also released a live video of "Pandemic" from the band's recent performance at the 2014 Woodstock Festival in Poland.
The festival broke all records with over 750,000 fans in attendance for the charity event.
Sweden's Faithful Darkness is scheduled to drop a new album entitled "Archgod" this coming December 8th, 2014 via Coroner Records. The track "An Ocean Of Time" can be heard below, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Lies Tells The Truth
2. Snake & Muse
3. The Witness
4. An Ocean Of Time
6. Where Stars Burn...
8. The End Of It All
10. Shaping A Horizon
12. One And The World
13. A Final Storm More...
Nuclear War Now! Productions has set October 31st as the international release date for Doombringer's "The Grand Sabbath." The artwork can be seen below, and Nuclear War Now! also had this to say:
"In recent years, Doombringer has been responsible for some of the darkest emanations from the bleak region of Poland. After several magnificent demos and 7” releases, Doombringer now unleashes its debut full-length, 'The Grand Sabbath.'
"This album is a triumphant exaltation of darkness. The band has spent considerable time arriving at this point, and their dedication is manifest. Doombringer imbue the cacophonous intensity of death metal with the unconstrained evil of black metal, exploring the nexus between the raw, oppressive darkness of Goatlord and the ecstatic and transcendent evil of bands like Varathron and Mortuary Drape.
"The high level of composition is immediately apparent, and against the backdrop of the band’s tremendous songwriting is a tendency to enhance their sound with unanticipated sonic and vocal flourishes that accentuate the unique character of the songs. As such, The Grand Sabbath is a manifesto of the future direction of black/death and is destined to expand and epitomize the perimeters of extremity inherent in both genres."
1. Labyrinth of Everlasting Fire/Ecstasy of Witch Blood
2. Ominous Alliance
3. Nocturnal Asembly
4. Vessel of Gifts
5. Children to Moloch
6. The Sleep of Thanatos
7. Grand Sabbath Reaps Souls More...
This October/November, metal icons Arch Enemy will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of the "War Eternal" album (reviewed here).
To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7" with Kreator, who will be direct support on the run.
Available starting at the Baltimore show on October 23rd, this exclusive transparent red 7" (limited to 500 copies) will be found solely at the merch table; a dark red 7" (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on Kreator and Arch Enemy's European tour, which sees Arch Enemy as direct support. The track listing is as follows:
Side A (Arch Enemy)
1. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest cover)
Side B (Kreator)
1. Iron Destiny
Arch Enemy's Michael Amott (guitar) comments: "Super excited about the upcoming tours in Europe and USA with Kreator, and it's really cool to have this split vinyl 7" coming out to celebrate the extreme metal party of the year! Covering the Judas Priest classic 'Breaking The Law' is obviously not the most original idea, but this is a heavily rearranged version that sounds very Arch Enemy, and anyhow there's no denying that the mighty Priest is a great influence on Arch Enemy...Enjoy this unique and limited Kreator/Arch Enemy release and see you on the road!"
Kreator's Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) comments: "Finally, after all these years, Arch Enemy and Kreator not only tour together, but will also release a split single! I have always been a fan of this stuff since these are special little collector's items. We chose the song 'Iron Destiny' for this. Lyrically this is a tribute to the early days of the band, the days when we were young metal-heads, discovering the music that we still love to this day. Kreator is looking forward to this run and we hope to see all of you!" More...
Salt Lake City's Visigoth just released the debut single from an upcoming full-length album, due out in early 2015.
The purveyors of true heavy metal unleashed "Dungeon Master" across all digital music outlets, and you can stream the track at Spotify. The band will also be joining King Diamond and Jess and the Ancient Ones as the openers for the October 26th show at The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT.
Additional details about Visigoth's upcoming album will be made available later this year. Metal Blade Records comments on the band:
"When the gods called for metal traditional and true, Visigoth answered. The year was 2010, and Jake Rogers allied his bardic magic with Lee Campana's six-string sorcery to forge a tribute to the old sound of heavy metal. Thus the demo 'Vengeance' was born. More...
Melodic black metal outfit Carach Angren released a new track in anticipation of the band's first-ever North American tour.
The track, titled "There's No Place Like Home," is streaming below courtesy of Lambgoat.com.
"There's no Place Like Home" is taken from the band's forthcoming album, to be released in 2015 by Season of Mist. The album was recorded by Patrick Damiani and will be mixed by acclaimed producer Peter Tägtgren. More...