Metal News for November 1, 2014
Last updated on December 20, 2014 at 1:37 AM ET
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Update: although no cause of death has been released, Wayne Static's publicist has now issued a statement available here stating drugs were not involved.
Details are still sketchy, but inside sources indicate the death may have been drug-related. Micah Electric, drummer of Hollywood-based industrial rockers 9Electric, issued the following via social media:
"My friend Wayne Static has passed away.
"So glad to have known him, recorded with him, toured with him, partied with him and had MANY real conversations with him. He was a good soul who chose the wrong path.
"He will be missed."
Static-X released six studio albums through Warner Bros. Records over the ten-year span of 1999-2009. After formally disbanding the group, Static launched a solo career in a similar musical vein and released the debut album "Pighammer" in 2011.
Halloween hit Reading with a bang, as Indiana rock band SOiL hit town. Supported by American Head Charge, HEDp.E and Wolfborne, this tour has gone through Europe like a tidal wave of rocking beats and headbanging hair.
I managed to catch Ryan McCombs of SOiL pre-show and had a very interesting talk... Check it out below.
After offering his stellar cover of "Love You To Death" for our Peter Steele tribute a few years back, solo metal outfit Autumns Eyes has released another Type O Negative cover.
You can download a free copy of "Blood And Fire" at the Autumns Eyes website or stream the track below. Autumns Eyes also comments:
"Its that time of year again, and I've been working on a special treat for all you tricksters out there. Since there has been such an overwhelmingly positive response regarding the Autumns Eyes cover of Love You to Death, I decided to cover yet another Type O Negative song as a Halloween gift to everyone. This time around the track is Blood and Fire, and you can download it for free right now! Thank you for all of the support, and HAPPY FUCKING HALLOWEEN!!!" More...
Currently leveling stages throughout the Midwest and East Coast, the Michigan punk/metal eccentrics from Child Bite recently dropped a brand new video for "Ancestral Ooze" upon unsuspecting masses.
Check it out below, thanks to Decibel Magazine. "Ancestral Ooze" serves as the fourth track on the band's forthcoming "Strange Waste" EP, set for release next month via Housecore Records. You can also catch the band live on these remaining dates:
11/01/2014 Spoke Folks - Grand Rapids, MI
11/02/2014 Crossroads - Ypsilanti, MI
11/04/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
11/05/2014 Club K - Baltimore, MD
11/06/2014 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
11/07/2014 Jitz Tavern - Auburn, NY
11/08/2014 Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY
11/21/2014 PJ's Lager House - Detroit, MI record release show w/ Acid Witch More...
Australian metal band Lavidius just released new EP "Prison Within," and now the group has dropped an official video taken off the release.
Check out "Wannabe" in the player below, which was directed by Dane Hansen. You can also pick up "Prison Within" at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
2. The Red Sky Calls
3. Concentrated Hatred
5. Mute the Mind
6. Prison Within
The new full length by progressive avant-garde outfit Thee Maldoror Kollective, titled "Knownothingism," can be streamed below. The following press release was also issued:
"With its atmospheres slightly reminding of Portishead, Ulver, and Morphine, it is a creative zen walk into sound and a must-have album for all music enthusiasts, and will be released on November 3rd on CD and Digital by Argonauta Records.
"Progressive avant-garde master Thee Maldoror Kollective is actually the ongoing collaborative project involving members of the ritual drone doom outfit Shabda and a very close bunch of talented musicians that led to a over 15 years activity.
"The new album 'Knownothingism' is the 9th full length of the band and a massive step into their genre-melting extravaganza. Lyrically inspired by the Yin hemisphere of universal energy, the album features the charming vocals of Pina Kollars (courtesy of Peter Gabriel's Real World Records), moving further the entire work to smartly touch of rock, psych, prog, jazz, while keeping the sound into the most adventurous fields of laptop experimentalism." More...
Idol Of Fear's new full-length album "All Sights Affixed, Ablaze" is due out on November 18th and follows the 2013 debut EP "Scavenger."
The Canadian black/death band is also now giving fans a chance to download the title track for free over at NefariousRealm.com here.
Vocalist and guitarist Austin Myers comments: "The title track was penned during the depths of a dark winter. It is a lyrical blend of perseverance, strength, and exertion of the will through frigid existence. Our music has these themes of power and struggle that tend to reoccur, though it naturally ventures into different realms as well."
Mastered by Tore Stjerna (Watain, Corpus Christi) at Necromorbus Studio and mixed by Jeff Wardell, "All Sights Affixed, Ablaze" features eight crushing tracks that ascend to stand out with force. More...
Finally out now on 12" vinyl is "Ingesting Putridity," the brutal debut album from Visceral Disgorge. You can pick up your copy over here, and Unholy Anarchy Records comments:
"From the violence-ridden bowels of Baltimore emerges Visceral Disgorge vomiting forth their debut album 'Ingesting Putridity,' finally on vinyl format. Serving up 9 bloody cuts that will captivate the enthusiasts of brutality everywhere!
"Co-released by Amputated Vein (Japan) and Unholy Anarchy (USA), with a total press of 500, with 100 on a band exclusive splatter vinyl (available from the band), 100 on clear vinyl (Amputated Vein exclusive), 100 on blood red vinyl (Unholy Anarchy exclusive), and 200 on black vinyl. Also includes full color two-sided insert."
You can also stream the full "Ingesting Putridity" album via the Bandcamp player provided below. More...
With the release of new album "Eldritch" imminent (check out our review here), epic black metal outfit Saille just unleashed a brand new lyric video for "Eater Of Worlds."
Based on the classic horror novel "It" by author Stephen King, "Eater Of Worlds" is probably the most dynamic song on the forthcoming album.
"This song has a mix of aggression, melancholy and epicness," comments keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen. "Especially with the real recorded trumpets and strings. These really add to the quality of the song together with the rawest screams on any Saille album so far from Dennie Grondelaers. This one is a joy to play live and we're eager to bring it to the stages." More...
Romanian death'n'roll band Blacksheep just released a debut album titled "The Future Started Yesterday." You can stream all the tracks below, or pick up a copy to call your very own at Bandcamp here.
The artwork for "The Future Started Yesterday" was created by Romanian graphic artist Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13media (At the Gates, Arch Enemy, Aura Noir, Darkthrone, Einherjer etc). The track listing is as follows:
02. Nation - Tagged
03. A Locked Box Quandary
04. No Day Like Today
05. Whiskey Galore
06. A Story for You
07. Hope Left for Dying
08. 11th Commandment (Thou Shall Not Get Caught)
09. Last Song Never Be Sung (bonus track) More...
Solid State Records has issued the following announcement about offering a free digital sampler album for download this weekend:
"We're teaming up with Noisetrade and New Release Tuesday to give away a FREE sampler featuring the very best from the current Solid State lineup! '
"The sampler features songs by Fit For A King, Silent Planet, Demon Hunter, August Burns Red, Living Sacrifice, The Overseer, Wolves At The Gate, My Heart to Fear, The Ongoing Concept, Forevermore.
Witherscape - the metal outfit that we voted best metal newcomer in 2013 - was formed by Sweden's Dan Swanö (ex-Edge Of Sanity/Bloodbath, Nightingale, etc.) together with fellow Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg.
Now the band is about to release the EP "The New Tomorrow" via Century Media Records on December 9th, 2014.
Succeeding last year's acclaimed debut album "The Inheritance" (reviewed here), the new EP marks a conceptual and musical bridge between the thick concept of the debut and an upcoming sophomore album, expected for a late 2015 release. The EP's track listing is:
1. The New Tomorrow (4:42)
2. Defenders Of Creation (4:27)
3. A World Without Heroes (2:36)
4. Out In The Cold (6:35)
5. Dead For Another Day (4:40)
"The New Tomorrow" contains 5 unreleased songs: A brand new (title) track, 3 cover songs ("Defenders Of Creation" by Warrior, "A World Without Heroes" by Kiss and "Out In The Cold" by Judas Priest) and "Dead For Another Day" (an extension of the debut album's "Dead For A Day" single). Dan Swanö checked in to comment on the release as follows: More...