Metal News for November 11, 2012
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Ever since Metalocalypse premiered on Adult Swim back in 2006, co-creator Brendon Small has become a notable figure in metal. Small, also known for the cult classic Home Movies cartoon, has spent much of the past few years working on the show, and finding a niche market that has embraced the kooky characters and hilarious songs. The show, based on the exploits of a fictional death metal group called Dethklok, has transcended the small screen into live touring. Metalocalypse finished up its fourth season this past summer, and Dethklok is touring throughout the U.S. until the end of 2012. I had a chance to speak to Small about the latest season of Metalocalypse, his thoughts on the future of Dethklok once Metalocalypse ends, and his passion for metal. More...
The Memphis-based three-piece thrash band Evil Army was doing well a few years ago; they were touring, had albums releasing on Housecore Records, and were making their way to the top of the thrash mountain. However, after the death of bassist Billy Bones in 2009 and internal struggles, the two remaining members and siblings guitarist/vocalist Rob Evil and drummer Michael Murder were forced to put the band on hiatus. Both musicians have also been imprisoned a number of times since then. Now that they are free to perform, they are ready to take Evil Army from the grave to the stage. I talked with Rob Evil about their new found vigor. More...
San Francisco stoner band Om has posted an official black and white video for the track "State of Non-Return" from its recent album "Advaitic Songs," which is available on Drag City records. The video was directed by Terrie Samundra and edited by Walter Lech. Om has also posted a series of U.S. tour dates for November, which follows below.
Sat-Nov-17 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sun-Nov-18 Toronto, ON Great Hall
Mon-Nov-19 Montreal, QC Il Motore
Tue-Nov-20 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Wed-Nov-21 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri-Nov-23 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brendas
Sat-Nov-24 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Sun-Nov-25 Chapel Hill, NC Cat's Cradle
Mon-Nov-26 Atlanta, GA 529
Tue-Nov-27 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
Wed-Nov-28 Bloomington, IN Bishop
"Blackout," the new video from Austrian post-hardcore act Leons Massacre, has now been made available online and can be viewed below.
"Blackout" comes off the band's upcoming new album "Turning Point," due out December 7th, 2012 and available for pre-order at this location. For more info on the band, head over to the Leons Massacre Facebook profile.
Black metal band Dodsfall has checked in with the following announcement about working on new material and going through lineup changes:
"Some news in the DØDSFALL camp: The band its currently writing material for a future release to be recorded next year in Summer. We will announce more info about it in a couple of days.
"Some dates for the mini-tour are still in the process of confirmation, we will do Goteborg, Sweden for sure, still talking to promoters to play more shows in Sweden and Norway and for the Inferno Fest appearence as well.
"Our friend V-Rex and the band has decided to part ways. No hard feelings from any parts. From now Grave will be in charge of the vocals and we wish the best to V-Rex and to his band Arvas, Takk som faen for alla!
"We want to welcome VOLD (Svarthaueg) as a official bassist of the band, Velkommen til bånd tio!"
V-Rex also commented: "It was a great ride for me to sing and write the lyrics for the two first Dødsfall albums and I wish Dødsfall all the best in the future."
Hungarian act Halor is gearing up to release a new album titled "Wasteland," and has now posted a video clip online for the song "Insomnia" as a teaser for the release. Check out "Insomnia" in the player below.
Israeli six piece metal outfit Linked is currently offering the band's self-titled EP for streaming or free download. Stream or download the tracks either over at the band's official website or Facebook profile here. Linked consists of:
Or "CoCo" Maoz - Vocals
Ben Reiss - Vocals
Daniel Dadon - Guitars
Amit Plaschkes - Guitars
Guy Wolfus - Bass
Tomer Goldschlager - Drums More...
Italian act Illnulla has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming new "Lupo" music video, which can be found below. You can also check out more music and info on Illnulla over at Facebook here.
Sweden's The Embodied has released a new music video for "Born From Shadows," which can be viewed below. The track comes off the band's self-titled album, and the track listing is as follows:
1. As I Speak
2. Dead Man Walkin’
3. Shedding Skin
4. Born From Shadows
6. Prometheus Flame
7. Northern Lights
8. Heaven Burns Tonight
10. Light Up The Storm
After officially reforming last month, Canadian act Disciples of Power has posted the following message online about bassist Chris Chapman returning to the band's lineup:
"We are proud to announce that original Disciples of Power bassist Chris Chapman featured on the classic album 'Power Trap' has joined us to finalize the reformed line-up!
"We are excited about his return to the fold! Rehearsals have been fierce and we look forward to bringing the power and the energy live to you all in early 2013.
"We'll see you next year! Thx to our friend Monica Brzak for the photos." More...
Aborted has announced the band is headed to Japan with special guest System divide for the "Valentine Smasher" tour this coming February.
Dates are available below, and the 15th, 16th, and 18th dates will also include support from Desecravity. Further details are available over at Facebook.
2/14 Tokyo Shinjuku Wildside
2/15 Oosaka Shinsaibashi Pangea
2/16 Fukuoka Early Believers
2/17 Shizuoka Sunash
2/18 Sendai Flying Son More...
Lithuania's Awakening Sun has issued the following announcement about gearing up to enter the recording studio:
"Hello everyone! We will enter 'Phoenix' studio on December 3rd in order to record our new album for an early 2013 release!
"We have 9 absolutely brilliant songs ready! New album is going to be totally different from what we've done on our previous record.
"Stay tuned for upcoming news!"
Check out the band's music and more info on Awakening Sun over at Facebook here.
The time was 1979 and the place was Evangel College in Missouri. Jerry Gaskill, enrolled in the institute for a degree in Biblical studies, met Doug (dUg) Pinnick there. Jerry was from New Jersey and Doug came down from Chicago to work with a project that Greg Volz from Petra had assembled. DUg was from a religious, Baptist background himself and had been involved in several bands in Illinois along with promoting the Christian music scene in Florida. (It was during this time in Florida that one of dUg's friends got into a car wreck, collected a settlement and bought dUg his first 'official' bass guitar). When the Petra project folded, band member Phil Keaggy invited the both of them to join his new band. More...