Metal News for November 1, 2011
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The almighty metal mosh pit: sanctuary to some, place of unfortunate pain for others. Every week we seek out fans and bands to share their most memorable mosh pit stories, and this week guitarist David Davidson of Revocation shares the following tale of a drunken stage dive. A bloody clip of the aftermath is also available below.
My mosh pit story took place during the Darkest Hour Legacy Tour. We were playing in Cleveland at a club called Peabody's and the DH dudes bought a shit ton of booze to get the party started early. I was drinking heavily and was talking with Misha from Periphery about the joys of stage diving. He had mentioned that he had never done it before and in my drunken state I convinced him there was nothing to worry about so I decided to demonstrate for him. I jumped of the stage backwards and at the same time head first. Unfortunately I over shot my jump and landed directly on the back of my head, busting my dome open. After a quick trip to the emergency room I returned to the show with 8 staples in the back of my head. Good times!
In other Revocation news, the band recently shot a new music video for the track "No Funeral."
Check back in next Tuesday as we share more pit stories from band members and metal fans.
U.K. act Conquest of Steel held a release party at Conquest Towers for the new 7" single "Victorious in Defeat." The band has now posted footage from the show online, which features the song "Man of the Dragon" and can be viewed below.
Outlaw country modernist Bob Wayne and heavy metal outfit 3 Inches of Blood have released a split 7". The split, which is available today, includes Bob Wayne's "Everything's Legal In Alabama" and a live version of "Call Of The Hammer" from 3 Inches of Blood featuring Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore.
3 Inches of Blood vocalist Cam Pipes commented on the release, "When asked if we wanted to do a split 7" with Bob Wayne it was a pretty easy decision. We've never done a split 7" before and Bob's already a friend of ours, a good ol' Pacific Northwestern boy. We've also never released a live track before. We had recorded some shows in Vancouver last year, so we picked Call of the Hammer since Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore does guest vocals on it. All around this is a special release for us."
Bob Wayne adds, "I've always had fun hangin with those guys [3 Inches Of Blood]. We've played a few shows together and I always go and see them live if they're within 100 miles of me! I'm a big fan so this is a huge honor."
U.K. based operatic metal act Aonia has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's bassist:
"In sad news, bassist Matt has decided to leave Aonia due to the financial concerns that come with being a PhD student. He will play the shows the band has committed to and will continue to fill in as a session musician for the foreseeable future until a replacement can be found. We are grateful to Matt and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours!
"In the meantime, we are looking for a bassist who is flexible, committed, who is able and willing to pay a fair share of band expenses, and who has his/her own equipment (and preferably transport). If you're interested, please contact email@example.com and we hope to hear from you soon!"
Further details on Aonia are available by navigating your browser over to the band's official Facebook profile.
"The song was recorded in Clockwork Studios in Tartu by our long time friend Raido Traumann. Mixing and mastering was done in Sweden by Dino Medanhodzic who helped us in the last time when we did our EP How About Discount."
Emerald will be supporting Enhet and Re-armed for a small Baltic Tour on the following dates:
23.11.2011 Riga, LV. Nabaklab w/ Re-Armed, Enhet
24.11.2011 Lithuania (tba), w/ Re-Armed, Enhet
25.11.2011 Fontaine Palace, LV. w/ Re-Armed, Enhet
26.11.2011 Fonoklubs, LV, w/ Re-Armed, Fictionplay (Aus)
27.11.2011 Klubi Rubiin, Viljandi, EE. w/ Re-Armed, Enhet
The week leading up to Metalheim festival was taut with anticipation, and excitement. The festival is hosted by the wonderful people at Metalheim Productions and takes place in two cities, Helsinki and Oulu. Each day featured five bands, and they travel between the two cities so we all partake in the epicness of the tour.
This year’s agenda boasted a fantastic lineup both days. Naturally, the week dragged on and on; and with a brand new Canon eos just waiting to be used, it felt like eternity until Friday. I finally arrived at Nosturi, and was lucky indeed to be able to interview Ville Sorvali of Moonsorrow, and later met with Kari, Gunnar and Terji of Tyr. Read the interview with Ville Sorvali here, others coming soon! More...
20 Buck Spin has posted a full stream of "The Book Of Kings," the new full-length album from Australian funeral doom overlords Mournful Congregation. You can check out the tracks in the player available after the jump. The album is set for release stateside next Tuesday, November 8th.
Mournful Congregation also has the following upcoming live shows:
11/30/2011 Highline Bar - Seattle, WA w/ Samothrace
12/01/2011 Rotture - Portland, OR w/ Merkstave
12/02/2011 Alibi - Arcata, CA
12/03/2011 The Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Laudanum, Lycus
12/04/2011 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA w/ Vastum
12/05/2011 Five Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA w/ Destroy Judas, Harassor, Pendulous
12/06/2011 Yucca Taproom - Tempe, AZ w/ Rituals, Fanapth
12/07/2011 M's Lips Lounge - El Paso, TX w/ Impetuous Ritual, Grave Upheaval
12/08-11/2011 Rites of Darkness Festival - San Antonio, TX
11/12/2011 Mohawk - Austin, TX w/ Cruciamentum, Pallbearer, Ritual Necromancy More...
Germany's Soulbound has posted the band's first music video online for the song "Halloween." You can check out the video clip below. The song is taken off the band's "Towards the Sun" EP, and further details on Soulbound are available here.
Widow has posted a promo trailer online for the upcoming new album "Life's Blood," which is due for release on November 11th, 2011. You can check out the trailer below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Lady Twilight
2. In Dreams
3. Take Hold of the Night
4. Another Fallen Angel
5. Embrace it
6. Behind the Light
7. The Burning Ones
8. Live Beyond
9 Judgment Day
10. I Scream for Ice Queen
12. The one I know
Following six years of unsettled silence, French aural terrorists Haemoth return with seven psalms of uncompromising Satanic supplication on the "In Nomine Odium" album. The track listing is as follows:
2. Slaying The Blind
3. Demonik Omniscience
4. Spiritual Pestilence
6. Son Of The Black Light
7. …And Then Came The Decease
The "In Nomine Odium" album will be released via Debemur Morti Productions on January 10th, 2012. The cover artwork is available below. More...
Cloven Hoof has posted a music video online for the new studio track "I'm Your Nemesis," which is available in the player below. The band commented:
"At long last the fans can watch the brilliant new line up in action playing the new studio song 'I'm your Nemesis' eagerly awaited, we know you won't be disappointed. Cloven Hoof would like to thank Kevin Powis and Dan Evans from Last Independent & EAP films for their fantastic work and direction. Many thanks also to all the staff at Netherton Arts Centre, Hockley Street Studio and Muff Murfin and Richard Wood at The Old Smthy Recording Studios. The band is back bigger and better than ever so check out the video below to see and hear Cloven Hoof deliver its new masterpiece!"
The new Cloven Hoof lineup is as follows:
Chriss Coss - Guitar
Peter Baker - Keyboards
Mark Gould - Drums
Ash Cooper - Vocals
Lee Payne - Bass
Joe Whelan - Guitar
Amaranthe has posted footage online from the band's time out on tour around Europe together with Vicious Rumors and Hammerfall. Just press play below to see what's happening behind the stage and on the bus.
Swedish act Engel has uploaded the fourth and final tour diary video clip online from the band's time on the road for a European tour. You can check out the clip below, or find more details on Engel through the band's Facebook profile.
This or the Apocalypse has posted a pre-production video clip online of the band working on new songs, which can be found below. You can also check out recently posted drum footage by heading over to this location.
Heartless will be releasing "Hell Is Other People" via Southern Lord on November 8th, 2011. The entire album is now available for streaming online via CVLT Nation. You can check out the songs at this location.
Heartless also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
U.K. act Fall Against Fate has issued the following announcement about recording new material with the band's recently recruited vocalist:
"We've signed with The Alexia Agency, who also look after Liferuiner, Martyr Defiled and The Elijah, and we'll be working with them on arranging full U.K. and Europe tours next year!
"Also, we've just finished recording our new track with new vocalist Jim Dummer, and will be recording a music video shortly... we'll give you more news on it as soon as we can. We'll be blasting this one out as soon as it's ready!
"Your support means the world to us, and 2012 is hopefully gonna be a big year for everyone involved with this band."
More information on Fall Against Fate can be found by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
California death horde Gravehill has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of their planned performance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball:
"We were saddened and pissed off, to say the least, to hear from Goregrowler's Entertainment about their decision to not bring us out for the Fest in San Antonio on the days of November 18th-20th. It is unfortunate and we just wanted to let all of our friends and fans down there that we had no control over this situation and are disappointed beyond belief.
"I will not get into every aspect of what went down and what was said and agreed upon. I also won't sit here and bash anyone at the Goregrowlers camp and get into any of that type of crap. What I will do is be honest and give you a 'long story short'. Gravehill was one of the first bands asked to be a part of this years fest. I was also instrumental in helping them book a few of the bands that are playing. More...
Finland's Mors Subita, which signed to Violent Journey Records during the summer, has now issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:
"We are sad to inform you that Mors Subita has parted ways with drummer Juha Haapala. We like to thank Haapala for over 10 years of work and bringing his own unique sound to MS songs. He will always stay as special member of the band.
"The search for new drummer starts immediately. We're looking for 100% dedication to the band, able to play over click and groove that makes heads bang! Therefore, if you think you have what it takes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and attach link or clip to your playing as a reference."
Brazilian dark metal act Of The Archaengel has announced an addition to the band's line-up. The Sao Paulo group, which released the debut album "The Extraphysicallia" in the first half of this year, has officially recruited new bassist Daniel Rizzo. Of The Archaengel commented:
"Daniel is a longtime friend. We've played together in various bands over the years, most recently in Invisible Order, a side project of metal mine with André Evaristo (now Torture Squad).
"Daniel also has helped technically OF THE ARCHAENGEL on the road for some time, a fact that made him close to other band members. Besides the friendship, he was musically far superior from what we hear of other candidates in the listenings we did, there is no doubt that it was the right guy to follow us going forward. Welcome to the Clan Daniel."
Polish act Sinful Souls has posted a new music video online for the song "Rotten Hearts," which is available below. The video was arranged and recorded by Legrys Studio, and the track was taken from the band's LP "Ludus Cartorum."
Danish black metal act Blodarv has issued the following recap of the band's activity this year and announcement about upcoming plans:
"We're coming to the end of yet another eventful year for BLODARV, and once again, in what we hope will become a tradition, I will take a look back at the achievements, and, it has to be said, mishaps that we went through, and a look forward to the year to come. January kicked off 2011 in what looked like a great way. YNLEBORGAZ was fit and at full power after an enforced rest following knee surgery and once again BLODARV was ready to hit the stage. Dedicated Booking had already booked us two shows, the first of which took place in Copenhagen at Beta and was a more than successful return to live performing for the band.
"With our second show set to take place at PH-Cafeen in May, disaster unfortunately struck again, and the show had to be cancelled when my jaw, which was already recovering from earlier surgery, was badly broken following an accident. With some bone needing to be removed from my jaw, recovery from this was obviously not going to happen overnight. In fact, it took half a year, during which time not only was I unable to sing, but I was also not able to eat anything more exciting than soup.
"The time was not entirely wasted however, and despite not being able to rehearse I was still able to start mixing the drum tracks for the next BLODARV full-length album. I had actually already composed most of the album back in 2010, and all the drums tracks had already been recorded by YNLEBORGAZ in December of that year when he visited my home and studio (HammerArt & Studio's) on the island of Bornholm. A few months later we began recording the guitars, and the next step will be to record the bass, for which HUUL will come to the island over several weekends to lay down the bass lines. And then, of course, it will be time to do the vocals. More...
Atlanta, Georgia based heavy metal outfit Mastodon has announced a string of tour dates to take place in Europe next January in support of the band's most recent studio album, "The Hunter." The group has also posted a trailer online for their U.K. tour which can be seen below.
The tour dates are as follows:
January 11 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
January 12 - Helsinki, Finland - Circus
January 14 - Stockholm, Sweden - The Annex
January 15 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Stage
January 16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - VEGA
January 17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
January 19 - Brussels, Belgium - Encienne Belgique
January 20 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
January 22 - Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseum
January 23 - Madrid, Spain - Joy Slava
January 24 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
January 26 - Milan, Italy - Xtra
January 29 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
January 30 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle/Werk
January 31 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club/Astra
February 2 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik/E-Werk
February 3 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
February 5 - Bristol, UK - 02 Academy
February 6 - Manchester, UK - Academy
February 7 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
February 9 - Norwich, UK - UEA
February 10 - Birmingham, UK - HMV Institute
February 11 - London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton More...
American black metal outfit Abigail Williams has announced that the name of band's forthcoming third studio album will be "Becoming." The group is currently in the final mixing stages of the record and plan to release the album on January 24th, 2012 in North America through Candlelight Records.
More details will be revealed as soon as they become available. "Becoming" will be the follow-up to the last Abigail Williams album "In the Absence of Light" (reviewed here).
Gigantour, the travelling festival headlined by American thrash metal legends Megadeth, will be hitting the road once again in January. Megadeth will be joined on the trek by British metal icons Motorhead, as well as Danish rock and roller Volbeat and Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil.
The initial tour dates are as follows: More...
Power Quest, which recently split with vocalist Chity Somapala, will be streaming the band's final tour date of the year online later this month. The show will take place at The Snooty Fox, Wakefield on November 27th, 2011 and will be the debut for the band's currently unannounced new vocalist.
Mainman Steve Williams comments: "We are really looking forward to rounding of 2011 with a bang in Wakefield on November 27th. Very excited to introduce our new frontman to the world and to share the stage with our good friends Evil Scarecrow and Dreamcatcher. Look out for a very different set list to earlier in the year.....with the return of a number of fan favourites"
The live Power Quest show stream will be available starting on November 27th, 2011 at this location.
As Dominican band Archaios gears up to release it's new album "The Distant" on November 11th, a new video documentary has been created to give fans a retrospective look and insight into the band. The eight minute video is in Spanish with English subtitles. More...
Anachronaeon front man Patrik has been recruited as a guest vocalist for an upcoming album from Serbian act Bane. Patrik performs on the track "Existence in Denial," which will appear on the follow-up to Bane's debut "Chaos, Darkness & Emptiness."
Footage of the vocal recording has been posted online and can be viewed below. Additional details on the new Bane album will be announced as they are made available.
Stream of Passion has posted a road report online from the band's recent time on the road alongside Leaves' Eyes. An excerpt from the blog follows:
"16th of October - Travel Tilburg - Steinheim, Germany. We all share good memories of the European tour we did with Leaves Eyes 2 years ago. So we were really excited to join them once again and tour together!
"As with every tour it all started on a misty morning, somewhere in Holland, in a certain city, in some street, at some garage box... loading all our gear and instruments into an undersized taxi van. After some puzzling we were officialy: on tour! More...
Nervecell has issued the following announcement about an upcoming European tour with Morbid Angel:
"As promised after completing our European festival run earlier this year, we will be heading back to Europe and the UK in November/December 2011 supporting the extreme metal legends MORBID ANGEL! The tour starts November 19th in the UK and continues into Europe until December 18th (See complete dates below). Joining us on this tour our friends Benighted (France) and Necrophobic (Sweden).
"Morbid Angel is one of the first death metal bands that got us into this genre, and definitely influenced our style and sound in Nervecell. To get to tour along with them across Europe & UK is a complete honor! Nervecell recently opened for Metllica in the UAE (October 25th, 2011), to end our touring cycle for 2011 along side Morbid Angel is an absolute treat! We look forward wait to playing to our European and UK fans again!"
Dates are as follows:
19.11.11 - UK, Weymouth @ Pavilion
20.11.11 - UK, Wolverhampton @ The Slade Rooms
21.11.11 - UK, Sheffield @ Corporation
22.11.11 - UK, London @ 02 Academy Islington
24.11.11 - Germany, Hannover @ Musikzentrum
25.11.11 - Germany, Glauchau @ Alte Spinnerei
26.11.11 - Czech Republic, Zlin @ Winter Masters Of Rock Festival
27.11.11 - Hungary, Budapest @ Club 202
29.11.11 - Coratia, Zagreb @ Mocvara
30.11.11 - Italy, Treviso @ New Age Club
01.12.11 - Italy, Milan @ Magazzini Generali
02.12.11 - France, Marseille @ Cabaret Aléatoire
03.12.11 - Switzerland, Vevey @ Rocking Chair
04.12.11 - Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
06.12.11 - Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
07.12.11 - Poland, Krakow @ Kwadrat
08.12.11 - Poland, Warsaw @ Progresja
10.12.11 - Germany, Bamberg @ Geiselwind Christmas Metal Festival
11.12.11 - Switzerland, Pratteln @ Z7
12.12.11 - Germany, Munich @ Backstage
14.12.11 - Germany, Bochum @ Matrix
15.12.11 - Belgium, Antwerp @ Trix
16.12.11 - France, Paris @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge
17.12.11 - Holland, Eindhoven @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting Festival
18.12.11 - Germany, Saarbrucken @ Garage
U.K. metal legends Saxon posted a new tour podcast video for the show in Buenos Aires at El Teatro Flores on October 25th, 2011 in support of "Call To Arms."
Check out the video here:
Finnish blackened thrash band Forgotten Horror posted a new music video for the title track of its debut release "The Serpent Creation." The album was released on October 28, 2011 through Woodcut Records.
Megadeth's Halloween performance on Jimmy Kimmel has been officially posted on YouTube. The band performed "Public Enemy, No. 1" from the new LP "Th1rt3en" in costumes.
Check out the performance footage here:
Later the band performed "Symphony Of Destruction," the footage of which can be seen here:
Dead Shape Figure has posted a video clip online for the song "And They Adore The Replacement," which is taken from the new release "Deville Ride." The clip was filmed during the Lux Mundi European tour with Samael and Keep of Kalessin.
The "Deville Ride" track listing is as follows:
1. Strangle the Hero
2. And They Adore the Replacement
3. Leave Your Buildings
4. Dead Again
Pomona, California's hardcore conquerors Xibalba have officially signed a deal with Southern Lord Recordings, and the label is confirmed to release the band's next three full-length murder anthems.
Following the initial vinyl release of Xibalba's "Madre Mia Por Los Dias" debut full-length early this year via A389 Records (Ringworm, Integrity, Pulling Teeth), Southern Lord released a limited CD pressing of the album, as part of its ongoing underground series.
The follow-up to "Madre Mia Por Los Dias" will be recorded in the early months of 2012 and released in the Spring. Little else is confirmed about the album other than the title, "Hasta La Muerte," of course translating to "To The Death." Xibalba has the following upcoming live shows:
11/23/2011 The Beat Shop - San Jose, CA
11/24/2011 Submission Art Gallery - San Francisco, CA
11/25/2011 Minnehaha Grange - Vancouver, WA
11/26/2011 West Seattle Legion Hall - Seattle, WA
11/27/2011 The Red Room - Tacoma, WA
11/28/2011 The Shredder - Boise, ID
11/29/2011 The Holland Project - Reno, NV
11/30/2011 Digitalis - Sacramento, CA
12/01/2011 CYC - Fresno, CA
12/02/2011 Che Cafe - San Diego, CA
12/03/2011 Porks House - Las Vegas, NV
12/04/2011 The Fixx Coffee Shop - Tempe, AZ
Krisiun's new album, "The Great Execution," is now available for purchase today (November 1st) in North America. In celebration of this release, the band is now giving fans the chance to preview "The Great Execution" in its entirety at Hails and Horns.com.
To hear the latest from the Brazilian death metal trio, click here for the exclusive album stream and track-by-track commentary. The track listing for "The Great Execution" is:
1. The Will to Potency
2. Blood of Lions
3. The Great Execution
4. Descending Abomination
5. The Extremist
6. The Sword of Orion
7. Violentia Gladiatore
8. Rise and Confront
9. Extinção em Massa
10. Shadows of Betrayal
After previously syncing up a track to a scene from "King Kong," instrumental metal act Blotted Science has now posted a video clip online syncing the song "Vermicular Asphyxiation" to a scene from the movie "Slither." You can check out the clip below.
The track is taken off "The Animation Of Entomology" EP which will be released throughout Europe on November 28th by Basick Records. Commented Ron Jarzombek: "OK, all you ghouls and goblins out there - here is our little contribution to the Halloween festivities. No giant spiders and nasty worms battling heroic humans in a primordial pit of death this time around, just a clandestine home invasion of the slitherin' kind. If you decide to stay in from the trick or treating tonight, be sure to lock your windows and shut your mouth. You never know what may be trying to get in."
British act Bring Me The Horizon has released a new music video for “Alligator Blood” from the band's album "There is a Hell Believe Me I've Seen It, There Is A Heaven Let's Keep It A Secret." Check out the clip below.
"Alligator Blood" will be the final single taken from Bring Me The Horizon's latest album before the group begins writing and recording a fourth album in 2012.
Woods of Ypres has posted an advance mix preview of the new song "Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)" online, which is available in the clip below. The track is taken from the upcoming new album, "Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light," due to be released on January 30th, 2012 via Earache Records.
U.K. based act Architects has posted a new single online titled "Devil's Island." You can listen to the song by navigating your browser over to the Architects Facebook profile here.
Seattle's Stabbingback has checked in with the following update about the band's activity and working on new material:
"What’s up everyone….Welcome back to the War. Well then, have we had a monumental year of decisions and change. First things first, we truly apologize for the lack of updates to the site. After the explanation, we hope you’ll understand why. To ensure all questions are answered clearly, we will lay it out in Bullet points.
"Has the band broken up? No, but we are currently not performing either. The band spent some serious time playing gigs and learned one thing. Without new product or a new audience, you will lose money. This may seem like an obvious statement, but when your always being offered gigs, its very hard to say no when you enjoy playing live so much. So we have shut down to embark on a different kind of journey, in recording.
"Is there anything major to know about new material? We intend on having guests on alot of the new material. Musicians and poets whom will be revealed as the songs get released. More...
Hollywood glam metal parody/tribute band Steel Panther has posted a new lyric video online for the song "17 Girls in a Row," which is taken off the band's newly released "Balls Out" album. Check out the (very not safe for work) video clip below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. In The Future
2. Supersonic Sex Machine
3. Just Like Tiger Woods
4. 17 Girls In A Row
5. If You Really Really Love Me
6. It Won’t Suck Itself
7. Tomorrow Night
8. Why Can’t You Trust Me
9. That’s What Girls Are For
10. Gold Digging Whore
11. I Like Drugs
13. Let Me Come In
14. Weenie Ride
Connecticut based solo metal act Autumns Eyes has posted the first single online from the band's new album "Please Deceive Me." You can check out the new song "Haunting Your Daughter" in the player below.
Autumns Eyes was also recently covered in our series on metal music videos to get you in the Halloween mood, which can be found here.
Dan from Autumns Eyes also posted the following update yesterday about the release of the new album:
"Well it wouldn’t be an Autumns Eyes release without something going wrong. Unfortunately we suffered a huge snow storm here in New England. Yes, I said a snow storm…in fucking October! It caused the worst power outages in history for the state of Connecticut. After 24 hours with no power, heat, or running water…we are all grateful to be safe and warm! I was supposed to be lining up the album release and tie up all the loose ends, but now things got shifted back YET AGAIN. So for now, we are going to release the single 'Haunting Your Daughter' tomorrow. With the full album following very soon after. Hang tight, and check back with autumnseyes.com for more updates!"