Metal News for November 13, 2011
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Mexican blackgaze band Ocelotl is offering a free download of it's recent album "Tonal" at this site. Below is a live video of the band performing the title track at a festival for a local radio station, plus you can also check out videos of the album's other songs on YouTube. More...
Bangalore, India's Bevar Sea has posted footage online of the band performing live at Riff 'Em All on October 29th, 2011. You can check out the live clip below, or find more information on Bevar Sea by heading over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location.
Autopsy returned to Fantasy studios in Berkeley, CA late October to record a few new tracks for an upcoming collection entitled "All Tomorrow's Funerals." This monstrous release will be on Peaceville records and constains all of Autopsy's EPs remastered by the band itself as well as the new cuts, totalling 21 tracks all together.
Everything from "Retribution For The Dead" to the now sold out "The Tomb Within" will be presented on CD and DLP with all original artworks, liner notes from the band, and a new cover from Matt Cavotta. The release date is tentatively set for February 20th, 2012 and the track listing is as follows:
1. All tomorrow's funerals
2. Broken people
3. Mauled to death
4. Maggot holes
5. The tomb within
6. My corpse shall rise
7. Seven skulls
8. Human genocide
9. Mutant village
10. Horrific obsession
11. Feast of the graveworm
13. Fiend for blood
14. Keeper of decay
15. Squeal like a pig
16. Ravenous freaks
17. A different kind of mindfuck
18. Dead hole
19. Retribution for the dead
20. Destined to fester
21. In the grip of the winter
22. Sign of the corpse
German heavy metal legends Accept have reportedly set "Stalingrad" as the title of their forthcoming new album, which is expected to be released in April of next year through Nuclear Blast Records.
The veterans are currently recording the album with producer Andy Sneap at guitarist Wolf Hoffman's Nashville studios.
This will be the groups second studio album with vocalist Mark Tornillo, who made his debut with the band on the wildly successful "Blood Of The Nations" album (reviewed here), which was released in August of last year.
German power metal band Iron Savior is streaming the new track "Hall of the Heroes" from the upcoming album "The Landing" (heard below). The album is due for release on November 18, 2011 through AFM Records.
The song will be active for the next 24 hours, as the band's plan to stream one new track each day until the release of the album continues.
The track listing for "The Landing" is:
2. The Savior
4. March Of Doom
5. Heavy Metal Never Dies
6. Moment In Time
7. Hall Of The Heroes
8. R. U. Ready
9. Faster Than All
10. Before The Pain
11. No Guts No Glory
Check out the track here:
It was Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11, 2011 and a perfect fall day in New England. As if by fate, it was also National Metal Day. It started with Black Sabbath making it's return official - they wouldn't just reform, but create a new album and tour. The icing on this cake was the arrival of one of the most prolific tours that thrash metal could ever assemble: Death Angel, Testament and Anthrax. That is a staggering 84 years of combined metal experience in the building. This was three bands that defined a genre and still to this day put out material that is as relevant as the classics we all know them for.
The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts is a perfect place for an event like this, a haunted theater turned music club. The crowds come from all over New England and they are a knowledgeable metal crowd too. You don't get a lot of punks or wannabees or curious fake metal types. These crowds can rival those in European clubs, making this a location one that most bands play when in the area. Imagine an old style theater with the levels still there but seats removed, the rails of each level still present dividing the crowd. For shows of this caliber, the club opens the balcony section, which does have seating, however beaten and torn those seats may be. The view from this area is a unique one, providing a respite for those beaten in the pit and metalheads who are "heightenly challenged." The club had its years where it banned moshing, but fortunately they eased up and now really allow the crowd to be themselves within the realm of safety and the security team doesn't seem overly dickish. More...
Blood Stain Child has issued the following announcement about postponing the band's previously announced Eurpean tour dates:
"EU tour postponed - Due to various unfortunate situations, we could not avoid the change in schedule. Therefore, we would like to apologize to all the fans that have been waiting for us, from the bottom of our heart. Soon, we will be able to announce new dates for the tour, so we ask for your understanding and your patience."
The following dates have been postponed:
11.23.2011 Cologne, Germany
11.25.2011 Hamburg, Germany
11.26.2011 Wroclaw, Poland
11.27.2011 Munich, Germany
11.29.2011 Milano, Italy
11.30.2011 Thessaloniki, Greece
12.01.2011 Thessaloniki, Greece
12.03.2011 Montpellier, France
12.04.2011 Paris, France
12.06.2011 London, United Kingdom
Blood Still Child will still appear in Russia and Ukraine on the following dates:
12.09.2011 Saint Petersburg Zal Ozhidaniya Russia
12.10.2011 Moscow XO Club Russia
12.11.2011 Kiev CLUB BINGO Ukraine
12.13.2011 Ekaterinburg Tele CLUB Russia
Italy's Crisalide will be celebrating its 18th anniversary as a band next year with an upcoming anniversary show. Crisalide has now announced the following supporting acts for the show:
Further details on the anniversary celebration will be announced as they are made available in the next few days. You can also keep up to date on what's going on in the Crisalide camp by heading over to the band's MySpace page here. More...
Finland's Memoira has posted the fourth in a series of studio video journals online from the band's time recording new material. You can check out the new clip, titled "Adding the 'key' Element," in the player below.
Memoira's previously posted third studio video journal is also still available by navigating to this location.
Dutch metallers Massive Assault have checked in with the following update about posting photos of the drum recording process for their upcoming new album:
"We are recording the 2nd full-length assault! You can find some pictures of the drum recordings on our Facebook! Check our Facebook page here.
"And while you're there: click on 'like' as well! You know you want to. We'll keep you updated!"
Massive Assault will also be performing at the upcoming 2012 Protzen Open Air in June, with full details on the appearance available here.
Endast is stoked to officially announce the title of the band's forthcoming DVD will be "Where I Belong" and has released a short teaser trailer, which can be viewed below. Endast also commented:
"The DVD will showcase Endast's insane live performances during the 'Black Cloud' CD release tour, and includes footage of Endast ripping it up at two of Canada's elite metal music festivals: HEAVY MTL & HEAVY TO. The exclusive behind the scenes footage and extra special treats from the band will put you right in the tour van with Endast. More info coming soon." More...
German power metal act Powerwolf announced that they will headline two dates in Russia in what is dubbed "Russian Resurrection 2012." The band is supporting its latest release "Blood Of The Saints." The confirmed dates are as follows:
February 2, 2012: St. Petersburg - Orlandina
February 3, 2012: Moscow - Plan B Club
Vancouver act Skull Hammer will be embarking on a string of late November/early December Canadian shows alongside Nylithia in support of the "Destroyers of the Faith" album. The currently announced dates for the "Invoking the Filth" Western Canadian tour are as follows:
Nov. 30th Vancouver BC - w/Nylithia/Entropia/Over the Coals @ Funky Winkerbeans
Dec. 1st Kelowna BC - w/Nylithia/Xul/Finishymne @ The Oasis
Dec. 2nd Armstrong BC - TBA
Dec. 3rd Edmonton AB - w/Nylithia/Mortillery/Nameless @ The Studio
Dec. 4th Kamloops BC - w/Nylithia/Shithawk/Bethlic City @ Pogue Mahones
For more details on Skull Hammer, head over to the band's official MySpace music profile here.
Washington based act Somnae has issued the following update about the band's upcoming "The Burden Adage" album:
"Months have passed since our last update, but it has indeed been worth the wait. First off, we are now officially releasing the title for Somnae's first full length album, 'The Burden Adage,' which will be released sometime this winter. Some of the track titles include 'Open Seas,' 'In Vain,' 'Void,' 'Erasure,' 'Inner Demise' and the long awaited 'The Longing.'
"We are very excited to share the news that our two very special guest artists, Carmelo Orlando from the italian melodic death-doom pioneers Novembre, and Egan E' Rourke from the well respected North-American doom band Daylight Dies. They will both be in charge of the clean vocals.
"We are very happy to have them working with us! Last but not least, we are also writing to share with you the great news that the renowned digital artist Travis Smith (Novembre, Katatonia, Anathema, Strapping Young Lad, God Forbid, Nevermore, Amorphis, etc) is now officially in charge of the album artwork for 'The Burden Adage.' Stay in touch to check out music and artwork samples of the album within the next few weeks."
Austrian progressive/power metal band Serenity posted a new music video for the song "When Canvas Starts To Burn." The song appears on the 2011 release "Death & Legacy" released in February on Napalm Records.
Serenity is confirmed to play at ProgPower USA XIII in Atlanta in September of 2012. Check out the video here:
Take yourself back in time almost three decades - the year was 1985, only a scant couple of years after a few record labels were issuing independent metal stateside. The commercial bands were starting to get upstaged by these new groups that had this harder and heavier sound. This little known band Thrust put out this song "Posers Will Die" which became sort of a mantra for the new movement. Listeners wanted an alternative to commercial metal, and along comes this album "Metal Inquisition" by a Canadian band named Piledriver. The album cover alone was enough to have you laughing your ass off. The vocalist was this giant dude with spikes, leather and bondage gear plastered all over his body. He was wielding a v-neck guitar like a jackhammer into some young metalhead kid's skull. But what was truly classic was the actual record itself, which contained a track listing of songs that held up to the test of time and are still listened to today. It was the perfect combination of a thrashing power metal sound. More...
Brazilian metal legends Sepultura have confirmed that they have parted ways with drummer Jean Dolabella, who joined the band five years ago while they were touring in support of the "Dante XXI" album and subsequently recorded the albums, "A-Lex" and "Kairos" with the group.
"The period we spent with Jean in the band was very positive," said guitarist Andreas Kisser. "We've recorded two great albums together and did a lot of concerts which will be in Sepultura's history. We only have reasons to thank him for his contribution and energy all these years." More...