Metal News for November 12, 2011
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Norway's Trollfest is currently in the process of recording a new album, and drummer TrollBANK has now checked in with the following studio update:
"TrollBANK checking in from Strand studio where we at this very moment are finalising the drums tracks for our upcoming album.
"Its been four days of intensive recordings which has been very successful. This album contains the most groovy, extreme and funky drumming I have ever done, and it already blows us away.
"On Monday we start with guitar and it will be super duper fun! Cheers!"
A video clip of the drum recording process has also been posted online and can be found at this location.
Megadeth is currently in the middle of a South American tour, which kicked off with multiple dates in Argentina. A video interview has now been posted online with Dave Mustaine on Argentinian TV, which can be viewed below.
You can also check out Megadeth's music video for "Public Enemy No. 1" by heading over here, or join in the discussion about bizarre conspiracy theories sparked by a previous Dave Mustaine interview at this location.
Sweden's Opeth has announced a string of upcoming South American tour dates in March/April of 2012 in support of the band's latest album "Heritage" (reviewed here). The currently announced shows are as follows:
Mar 03 BLOCK 33 Salonica, Greece
Mar 04 FUZZ CLUB Athens, Greece
Mar 22 Circo Volador Mexico
Mar 24 Circo Volador Mexico
Mar 25 Escenica Monterey, Mexico
Mar 28 Teatro Capulican Santiago, Chile
Mar 29 Las Duranas Montevideo, Uruguay
Mar 31 Teatro Flores Buenos Aires, Argentina
Apr 01 Santana Hall Sao Paulo, Brazil
You can also find footage of Opeth joining Katatonia on stage to perform a Bloodbath song by heading over to this location.
Footage has been posted online of Lou Reed and Metallica performing "The View" and a cover of The Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat" live in Cologne, Germany on November 11th, 2011 during a live radio broadcast/webcast on 1LIVE radio. You can check out the clips below. Metallica and Lou Reed recently collaborated to release the "Lulu" album on November 1st, 2011.
Lich King has posted footage online of a guitar solo to appear in the band's new album "Born of the Bomb." You can check out the clip below, and the band also commented:
"Rob records one of the solos for AGNOSTICISM whilst wearing an entirely inappropriate t-shirt. JUDGE HIM."
A teaser trailer for the "Born of the Bomb" album is also still available by navigating over to this location.
Italian black metallers Opera IX have posted footage online of guitarist Ossian recording material for their sixth studio album "Strix - Maledictae in Aeternum." You can check out video of the guitar recording session at Occultum Studios below. Further details on Opera IX are available via the band's Facebook page.
Spanish doom act Aathma recently released the band's second album "Decline... Towers of Silence," and the band has now released a song off the album and posted studio footage online. You can check out the studio clip after the jump, or listen to the song "Valley of Doom" by heading over to the Aathma Facebook profile here. The band also commented on the release:
"It´s a concept album which revolves around the Towers of Silence, funerary structures used by the followers of the prophet Zoroaster. According to their beliefs, human cadavers are impure and should not contaminate the earth. For this reason they are moved to the Towers so that the vultures may devour their flesh and the sun can bleach their bones until they are dust. But the progress spiral in which we currently find ourselves is hopelessly disturbing this civilization, as these ancestral constructions are being absorbed by the big cities.
"The problem is aggravated by the near total extinction of the vultures that formerly carried out that purifying task. And this is, in band´s own opinion, a metaphor for the real fate of human beings: self-destruction."
“Decline... Towers of silence” was recorded and mixed by Carlos Santos at Sadman Studios in Madrid, while mastering was carried out by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with bands such as Opeth and Enslaved. More...
Ohio's Wolves At The Gate has posted a new music video online for "Oh The Depths," which is available below. The video is taken off the new EP "We Are The Ones," set for release via Solid State Records on November 15th, 2011. More details on Wolves At The Gate can be found via the band's Facebook page.
Illogicist has posted a new song online titled "Perceptions From The Deceiving Memory," which is taken off the band's latest album "The Unconsciousness Of Living." You can check out the song in the player provided below.
The track listing for "The Unconsciousness Of Living" is as follows:
1. The Same Old Collision
2. Perceptions from a Deceiving Memory
3. A Defeated Suffering
4. The Awareness of a Neve Ending Fall
5. A Voiceless
6. Sounding Strain (Hypnotized)
7. Ghosts of Unconsciousness
8. Misery of a Profaned Soul
9. The Mind Reaper
Factory of Dreams has posted another brief studio video clip online from the band's time working on a new album. You can check out the clip below, and the band also commented on the footage:
"From a series of videos, shot as the work progresses! Stay tuned for more to be uploaded soon, including bombastic orchestral parts, Jessica's vocal recordings, synth solos... Follow every news at Facebook."
Portugal's Dark Wings Syndrome has posted a new music video online for the song "It's No Good," which can be found in the player below. "It's No Good" is taken off the band's "Arance" album. You can also find the previously posted music video off the same album for "Spiritual Emotions" at this location.
Canada's Vengeful has issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for the band's new self-titled album:
"The album is officially done. The artwork and mastering have been approved. We're expecting to have the physical copies in hand by next weekend. Speaking of artwork, we'd like to share the album cover with you out there.
"Aas some of you know it was once again painted by our longtime illustrator Martin Lacroix (Humanoid, Augury, Spasme, ex-Cryptopsy). It's a continuation of our previous album sleeves. Same goes for the music.
"Stay on the lookout for our rendition of Morbid Angel's Blood on my Hands, it should be online sometime next week. We picked a fast cover song to represent side A of the album even though it won't appear on this release. A slow song will soon follow..." More...