Metal News for November 14, 2013
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Revenge and subtitles rule this week. Screaming Eagles take a unique approach to recovering their gear while The Cheats lose everything they own. More...
Rain of Acid will release new album "Ghost Town" on January 24th, 2014 and now you can see a teaser trailer below. Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:
03. The Tower Of Glass
05. Wasteland Of Dreams
07. The Darkness Of Light
09. The Closure
10. Ghost Town
Seattle-based outfit Stabbingback has posted a new track online for streaming.
Give the song "Apocalypse" a listen in the player below or at the band's Reverbantion profile.
Ævangelist's "Omen Ex Simulacra" will be extracted from the æther on November 29th via Debemur Morti Productions, but you don't have to wait that long to hear it. Today you can stream the full album in the player below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
Chicago’s experimental avant-drone trio Locrian has premiered another new video from "Return To Annihilation."
The clip for "Two Moons" was directed by Rosamaria Montalbano and can be viewed below, courtesy of Moogmusic.com.
Locrian is also excited to announce that the band will be playing its first ever European show at next year’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on Thursday April 10th. More...
Monster Magnet released new album "Last Patrol" this past October via Napalm Records and the band is now hitting the road for a first North American tour in over 10 years.
The tour will run through December 14th in New York, NY. Support on the tour will be come from Royal Thunder and Anti-Mortem (Zodiac was originally part of the tour but was denied visas and will not be on the bill). A complete last of dates can be found below.
Today Decibel Magazine is also hosting an exclusive premiere of one of the bonus tracks from "Last Patrol." The song "One Dead Moon" is only available on the Limited Edition Digipak, LP and deluxe digital versions of Last Patrol. Check it out below. More...
Today, Brooklyn threesome Tidal Arms hurls forth another canticle from a forthcoming new self-titled full-length.
Titled "Molasses," the tune -- based on the Great Molasses Flood where a massive tidal wave of molasses destroyed a large area of Boston's North End in 1919 -- is currently monopolizing the airwaves courtesy of Vice/Noisey. Give the track a listen below.
All proceeds raised from the sale of the song will be used to help restore Brooklyn's Translator Audio and The South Sound rehearsal studios, which were destroyed in Hurricane Sandy last year.
Relays guitarist/vocalist Tom Tierney: "Andrew Schneider from Translator Audio has made some of our favorite records, recorded our first 7" and mixed [Tidal Arms debut] The Sun Exploding, and shares our love for the bizarre story of the Molasses Flood. His studio, Translator Audio and The South Sound rehearsal studios, were tragically destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. They're starting over, and we're releasing 'Molasses' as a fundraiser for the rebuild. Proceeds from the sale of the song go to Translator Audio and The South Sound."
Tidal Arms will unleash a vinyl edition of the self-titled record via Black Numbers on the new date of November 26th, 2013. You can also see the band live:
11/22/2013 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY *Record Release Show* w/ Tiger Flowers
12/10/2013 Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY w/ Muscle Worship More...
Technical thrash/groove outfit Common Dead has posted two of the band's albums in full online via YouTube. Listeners can also use the annotations feature to shuffle around songs in any order.
"Diatribe" and "Allegorize" (reviewed here), from 2012 and 2013 respectively, are two of the most recent albums and were solo efforts from band founder Andrew Laurenson.
Both albums can be found below and are up for purchase at major online stores. For more info, check out the Common Dead website.
Origin/Gorguts drummer John Longstreth checks in with a video update today for his InideiGoGo crowdfunding campaign. Longstreth kicked off the campaign for his new instructional DVD on October 18th and is about half way to his target goal.
The DVD will feature material by Origin, Gorguts, and the debut of John's latest project Crator. This will also include demonstrations, gear discussion, in depth breakdowns of all the playing tools needed to be an elite drummer in the world of metal and more.
Today John has added new perks to the campaign: a meet and greet with Longstreth at one of the dates on the upcoming Gorguts/Origin tour this December, exclusive John Longstreth T-shirt, a drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by John.
A special album trailer for Ayreon’s latest release "The Theory Of Everything" is live on YouTube now and can be viewed below.
The trailer features footage from the available bonus DVD, including clips of guest musicians and vocalists, and interviews with Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen.
"The Theory Of Everything" features guest appearances by some of progressive, power, and folk metal’s greatest vocalists, like Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) as The Mother, Tommy Karevik (Kamelot) as The Prodigy, Marko Hietala (Nightwish) as The Rival and others.
The full lineup of vocalists includes:
JB as The Teacher
Sara Squadrani as The Girl
Michael Mills as The Father
Cristina Scabbia as The Mother
Tommy Karevik as The Prodigy
Marko Hietala as The Rival
John Wetton as The Psychiatrist
The instrumentalists on album are an impressive lot as well, featuring Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Steve Hackett (Genesis), and more. More...
Shai Hulud will be on tour in early 2014, likely before many New Years Ever hangovers wear off: the band will embark on an extensive tour of the U.S. that begins on January 3rd and doesn't wrap up until February 23rd.
This or the Apocalypse will headline with Sworn In and Shai Hulud providing support and Sirens & Sailors kicking things off each night. The confirmed dates are listed below, along with a teaser trailer.
"Reach Beyond the Sun," the fourth entry in Shai Hulud's storied catalog, was released in February of 2013. More...
Hamilton, Ontario-based aggressors Haymaker today confirm the pending release of their first new material to hit the streets in nearly a decade, having recently harnessed a clenched handful of new tracks.
Get your head kicked in with the title track to the pending EP now in the player below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"A riotous hardcore/punk splinter group formed by auditory predators who have spent/continue to invest time attacking society's ills in Left For Dead, Chokehold and The Swarm among others, Haymaker has a disreputably proud résumé for the majority of their sporadic live excursions beginning with antagonizing the crowd and their set ending early due to the engagement of volatile entanglements with other humans in attendance.
"Among a rash of other audio beatings the brawlers have dished out since their Y2K formation, perpetrated by Deranged Records, Deep Six and other key underground punk/hardcore mongers, the band recently recorded their newest works since their 2004-reelased Lost Tribe 7", now pending release as Let Them Rot. The new 7" release will bring four new tracks onto the dance floor via A389 Recordings February 1st, 2014.
"The Let Them Rot 7" will hit just two weeks after Haymaker's confirmed riot-inducing one-off appearance at the A389's tenth anniversary Bash in Baltimore, Maryland January 17th and 18th, where they'll perform alongside Bloodlet's exclusive one-off reunion, the one-time reformation of Integrity's Systems Overload lineup, exclusive performances from In Cold Blood, All Out War and Infest, as well as Noisem, Full Of Hell, Empire of Rats and a battalion of other fine acts." More...
The U.S. progressive metal pioneers in Fates Warning are gearing up to head out on their North American headline tour, kicking off tomorrow in Joliet, IL.
The tour will hit 23 North American cities, and will come to a close in Seattle, WA on December 14th. Support will be split between two halves of the tour, and will come from Halcyon Way and Artizan. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
On October 1st, Fates Warning released a first new album in over nine years, "Darkness In A Different Light," via InsideOutMusic. More...
For the last two years animators Myke Chillian and Tommy Meehan have been working with the members of GWAR to create a "GWARtoon" that was appropriately disgusting and objectionable enough to most accurately represent the most dangerous band in rock and roll history.
After all this long and hard work, today Funny or Die finally premieres "The Animated Tales of GWAR". Check it out right here.
Animator Myke Chillian comments: "Lead singer Oderus Urungus loses his murderous-mojo prompting the rest of the band to embark on an Antarctic quest for the cure. Weird Al Yankovic guest stars."
Brutal front-fiend Oderus Urungus had this to say about the project: "I hate cartoons...cartoons are for kids, and kids are strictly for eating. But I just might have to back up a little and say that this is the greatest cartoon ever, even if I still hate it, just because it's about US."
You can also catch GWAR love on these dates: More...
Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the pending release of a vicious split CD between Swedish death metal division, Usurpess, and international grindcore unit, Bent Sea. The label comments:
"The Usurpress side includes three brand new songs of the pure crust-fueled Swedish death metal the band is becoming infamous for, recorded March 2013 with producer Erik Sundström. Self-dubbing their brutal brew as 'death crust,' the band disburses short, aggressive songs based around weird, dissonant death metal riffs and raw, primitive d-beats.
"Formed in Uppsala, Sweden in 2010, the musical aim of founding members Steffe Pettersson (vocals), Påhl Sundström (guitar) and Calle Andersson (drums) was, and still is, to combine the bestiality of old death metal and the undying hate of true hardcore/punk. The band was later joined by renowned death metal-expert Daniel Ekeroth (bass), and have subsequently released their In Permanent Twilight EP and following 2012 debut full-length, Trenches Of The Netherworld, both via Selfmadegod, in addition to splits with Bombs Of Hades and Pyramido. The members hail from a diverse array of musical backgrounds, but their common ground is the love and understanding for all kinds of dark and aggressive underground music.
"On an angst-driven evening in January 2011, multi-instrumentalist Dirk Verbeuren (Aborted, Scarve, Soilwork) carved grindcore act Bent Sea out of his disembowling passion for the noise that permeated the air of his teenage years. Equipped with an arsenal of enraged beats and ferocious riffage, Verbeuren created an assaulting army of tracks, enlisting his Aborted bandmate and fellow Belgian Sven De Caluwe to call the formations. Later on the band was joined by legendary Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury. More...
Presently dismantling stages throughout North America alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, Midwestern blackened thrash marauders Skeletonwitch will head overseas this coming Spring to join legendary thrash militia, Overkill, on a tour through Western Europe.
The journey will commence shortly after the completion of an early 2014 U.S. run with Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Additional international tour dates will be announced in the weeks to come. In the meantime, a complete list of currently confirmed Skeletonwitch live assaults appears below.
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem [remaining dates]
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick's Saloon - South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer's - Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
11/19/2013 Club Patron - Odessa, TX More...
February 2014 sees the two-piece half-German/half-Turkish monster Mantar will release a debut album on Svart Records.
Recorded earlier in 2013 and titled "Death By Burning," the album is a raw, self-produced, and 100% DIY display of power. Svart Records will unleash the black 10-track attack on February 7th, 2014 on CD, LP, tape, and digital. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Mantar manages to sound even heavier than most five-piece bands you may know, in spite of the fact that no bass guitar was used on Death by Burning - just drums and guitar set for destruction. Forget about rock 'n' roll: this will hurt. Flogging beats and blackened melodies meet feedback orgies and doom mayhem - early Melvins, Motorhead, Darkthrone, you name it. Don't call it sludge, though. Everything as black as possible, a soundtrack for the final battle." More...
Hammercult has released the second in a series of teasers for new studio album "Steelcrusher." Check it out below, or watch the previously posted clip right here.
"Steelcrusher" will be released as a CD and colored vinyl version on February 4th, 2014 in North America via Sonic Attack / SPV. The track listing is as follows:
1. Hymn To The Steel (Intro)
3. Metal Rules Tonight
4. Into Hell
5. We Are The People (incl. guitar solo by Sepultura`s Andreas Kisser)
6. Burning The Road
8. Unholy Art
9. Satanic Lust
11. Damnation Arise
12. Heading For War
13. In The Name Of The Fallen More...
There are only few days left until the release of the second Hell record "Curse And Chapter" (reviewed here), which will be out on November 22nd.
Kev Bower (guitars, keyboards, main songwriter) has now checked in to talk about the track listing for the album. Check out his full track-by-track breakdown below, and Kev also comments:
"Following up 'Human Remains' was never going to be an easy task. The multiple 'Album Of The Year' awards, the amazing reaction from fans and the media alike - we always knew that our second album was going to have to be something quite special. And so it was with this in mind, that work started seriously almost two years ago, with myself and Andy Sneap laying down the first rough song studio demos - songs which the band would take out on the road, playing some of them at selected shows throughout 2012 and early 2013 to try them out on audiences first, before committing them to a proper recording. That proved to be a valuable experience, with the songs evolving, changing and developing into what everyone will hear on the finished album. Here's a short resume of the tracklist, and how everything came together." More...
After releasing a new music video for "The Individualist" (available below), Walking Corpse Syndrome now has some bad news: the band's violin player and bassist will be departing. WCS comments:
"Our good friend William 'Sludge' Saylor will be quitting Walking Corpse Syndrome. We wish him the best of luck as he pursues other opportunities. This is especially hard to announce since Bill and his unique bass and violin parts have been an integral part of the band since our very first show in April 2007.
"His last show will be November 23 at the Top Hat in Missoula Montana, after which we will immediately begin holding auditions to find our next bassist. We don't anticipate being able to find a bassist who also plays violin, so this next show will probably be our last one to feature violin.
"We understand that this will inevitably change the dynamic of the band, but we hope that you will stay with us as we travel down this musical path. We hope to see you all on November 23 so we can give Bill a proper send off." More...
Five piece U.K. outfit Aeolist has released a new self-titled EP, which can be downloaded at Bandcamp here or streaming in the YouTube player provided below. The track listing is as follows:
1. I 06:08
2. II 05:30
3. III 06:17
4. IV 11:06
"There goes the neighborhood," Ice-T loudly exclaimed. The rapper/actor wasn't here to shoot a commercial or drop a beat. At this moment, the second day of FFF 2013 in Auditorium Shores park, he was "in the house" with his metallic creation, Body Count. The song in question, which deals with the prejudices of black people playing rock music, took on a different context after Ice-T explained Austin, Texas marked the beginning of legal trouble he experienced with "Cop Killer." Because of the controversy surrounding this song from the group's self-titled debut, and I didn't even know Austin's PD chief instigated the controversy, I wondered if we would hear this infamous track. More...
Assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English since the band's conception in 2003, Gatineau, QC death metal band Insurrection unleashed the crowd-funded third full-length album "Prototype" this past October via Galy Records.
Touring in support of the release across Eastern Canada, live video was recently posted online of the band performing the track "Checkmate" during the Trois Rivieres Metal Fest. During the festival the band shared the night with Hatebreed, Obituary, Shadows Fall, Battlecross and Hear My Words. Check out the clip below.
"Tephra" is the official new live video from Belgian melodic black metallers Saille. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Irreversible Decay," which was released in March 2011 on Code666 records.
The footage was recorded on August 17th, 2013 at the Metal Méan Festival in Belgium and features Sarah Vlerick on violin. Check it out below.
The band's sophomore album entitled "Ritu" (reviewed here) was released on January 18th of 2013 via Code666 Records. Catch the band live on these dates:
29/11/13 Black Winter Fest @ Beta, Copenhagen
12/04/14 Tongeren Metal Fest @ de VELINX, Tongeren
Kylesa has teamed up with Noisey.Vice.com to release a new video clip from the "Ultraviolet" album, which was released in May 2013 via Season of Mist.
The "Low Tide" video was directed by Brodie Rush and can be viewed in the player below. The band also has upcoming headlining tour dates that can be seen after the jump.
Behemoth will premiere a new unholy incantations digitally and on exclusive vinyl only. A first new sign of life from Polish black/death Behemoth comes in form of the song "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" off the upcoming new record "The Satanist."
The album was produced by Behemoth, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy, and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. "The Satanist" was mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Metallica, AC/DC) at Sterling Sound.
The cover art, which will be revealed on December 4th, is a painting by Denis Forkas. For the cover, Nergal's own blood was included in the paint. Additional artwork was handled by Metastazis and Zbigniew Bielak.
The Grupa 13 produced video for "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" will also be released on December 4th. A second teaser video for the video can be seen now below.
The limited edition (2,000 copies: 1,000 white and 1,000 black, 180 gram vinyl) 12" EP of "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" will be released on December 4th, 2013 via Behemoth/New Aeon Musick in Europe and will be released as a gatefold with each copy hand numbered and signed by the band. More...
Canadian speed metal act Striker premiered a new musc video for the song "Fight For Your Life" over at Brave Words at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the band's latest release "Armed to the Teeth," which is available through Napalm Records (see review here).
The video was produced by Lindsay Robinson and directed by Adam Brown. Check it out here:
Russian folk metal outfit Troll Bends Fir's new album "Hopheart" (not a misspelling, they are just that into beer) is due out tomorrow - November, 15th - digitally and in stores worldwide. You can also check out a making-of video in the player available below.
Detroit-based prog-metal outfit Imminent Sonic Destruction has completed the search to replace drummer Pat DeLeon, who left the band earlier this year. After several auditions, the group has tapped Dan Chapa (Switchline, Rockstar) to be the new member of ISD.
Following a North American tour with Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow, Imminent Sonic Destruction began working on new music. The departure of DeLeon sidetracked this effort temporarily, and the band shifted focus to finding a new member who had the right mix of personality, humor and talent to take over the job. Chapa turned out to be all of those things, as well as an imposing physical specimen at 6'7" tall.
"Dan showed up with a tiny kit and proceeded to blow us away with his rendition of our songs," said guitarist and lead vocalist Tony Piccoli of the audition. "His technical ability, feel, sense of dynamics and showmanship are exactly what we were looking for. Right away, we all knew he was the guy to help us spread our own unique brand of Progressive Super Metal to the far corners of the globe. Which, interestingly, doesn't have corners."
Chapa had this to say: "I was honored to be asked to audition, and thankful to be chosen. This is a great group of people as well as great musicians. Needless to say, I can't wait to get to work!"
Italian symphonic metal act Sound Storm released a new lyric video for the track "Bloody Tears." The song appears as a bonus track on the band's latest album "Immortalia" (see review here). The album was released in 2012 via Scarlet Records.
Sound Storm is set to embark on a European Tour with Therion and Arkona in a few weeks. Information on dates and venues can be found over here. For the tour, the band will be joined by David Folchitto (Stormlord) on drums and Lisy Stefanoni (Evenoire) on backing vocals due to the fact that the band's own drummer Federico Brignolo and vocalist Ilaria Lucille De Santis will not be able to take part due to personal reasons. The band is also in the process of writing the follow up album - see update here.
Check out "Bloody Tears" here:
Finnish melodic death metal act MyGrain released another music video for the latest LP "Planetary Breathing." The latest is for the track "Waking Up the Damned," which can be viewed below. The album was issued via Spinefarm Records at the tail end of September. The previous video for "Dreamscape" is still available over at this location.
Check out "Waking Up the Damned" here: