Metal News for November 15, 2013
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The annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise has resumed announcing bands for the 2014 installment, the latest of which is: Satyricon, The Haunted and Cripper. For The Haunted, it will be the first show with the new lineup (see introduction video here).
The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.
The trio joins the previously announced acts (Note: Kamelot cancelled its appearance due to schedule conflicts), with 24 more acts still to come:
Swallow the Sun
As "Force My Hand," the debut recording from Psalm Zero, is set for release next week, Invisible Oranges is now hosting a listen to the EP's B-side excursion: the outfit's eclectic rendition of "Willpower" by Today Is The Day. Give the song a listen below. The following press release was also issued about the stream:
"While the original track boasts TITD's monumental, visionary style of tormented metallic extremism, Psalm Zero rebuilds this now twenty year-old classic in a whole new way, interpreting the song as an experimental neo-folk dirge, with delicate acoustic guitars, orchestral percussion, synth drones, and Medieval vocal harmonies; virtually portraying the track as a whole new work of their own.
"NYC-based duo Psalm Zero aligns Andrew Hock, of Castevet, and Charlie Looker, of recently-disbanded Extra Life, in a new experimental rock venture, pulsing with a vibrant blend of genres and style into a mesmerizing style of their own. The duo has confirmed that Profound Lore will be releasing their debut LP in Spring 2014, but the material on the Force My Hand 7" is exclusive to this release. Force My Hand will be available through Looker's own Last Things Records on November 19th.
"Psalm Zero will perform at their record release show for the 7" Brooklyn on November 22nd alongside Kayo Dot and Vaura, followed by a gig in Queens on December 5th supporting avant-noise technicians, Gnaw."
11/22/2013 285 Kent - Brooklyn, NY - 7" record release show w/ Kayo Dot, Vaura
12/05/2013 Trans Pecos - Queens, NY w/ Gnaw More...
Poland's Dead Insemination has posted the song "Dismiss" online, which can be heard in the player below (and features the image of a nice shapely ass for no apparent reason).
For more info on Dead Insemination, head over to the band's Facebook profile. Dead Insemination is:
Piotr Oziablo - vocals
Adam Czaban - guitar
Dareen Minchester - guitar
Grzegorz Karpowicz - ass
Pawel Oziablo - Percussion
Italy's Dewfall has released a music video for the track "Painful Death Lake," which can be seen below. The band also comments:
"Painful Death Lake, produced and directed by Alessandro Minenna (Sun Keeper Studio) is a symbolic and cryptic story of alchemy, magic and nature, death and life.
"The video shows a path of life (the old alchemyst walking different scenery) the ritual of transmutation (the passage of spirit and soul from the alchemyst body to the corpse) and it tells about the awareness of the soul to be damned to a sort of eternal existence (the band performing in the perennial ice).
"We summarize our life 'concept' in the last 3 lyrics lines in ancient Latin language: 'Life is nothing but a grain of light in a vast space.'"
Greek three piece comedy black/death act B.E.A.R. has posted the song "Mimis" online, which now be heard in the YouTube player below. To hear more music from the band, head over to the B.E.A.R. Facebook profile here.
My Favorite Scar has posted a video clip online for "Like A Loaded Gun," taken from "Wide Awake Pt.1," the album released in October and available on iTunes. Check out the video below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. My Enemy
2. Time to Wake Up
3. The Great Deceiver
4. What a Waste You Are
5. Like a Loaded Gun
6. It's Not Love
7. Angel Eyes
Portugal's Elision of Animus has released the "Dementia" EP, which can now be heard in the player below, or download at a name-your-price cost at Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:
1. Self Ventriloquist 03:47
2. Penumbra 04:22
3. Umbra 04:09
4. Fog Of War 01:52
5. Memorial 06:23 More...
CJSR 88.5 FM has teamed up with Edmonton, AB hardcore metal band Lucid Skies for a track-by-track breakdown of forthcoming EP "Hounds," set for release on November 26th, which will be supported by a Western Canadian tour w/Bonfire.
The track-by-track can be heard in the Soundcloud player below. The "Hounds" track listing is as follows:
1. Shotgun Mouthwash
2. Left Hook
3. With Eyes
4. Count Me Out More...
Fates Warning - which is kicking off a North American tour tonight - has posted a new live video online for the track "I Am."
"I Am" comes off the recently released "Darkness In A Different Light," which is available through InsideOut Music and is the band's first studio output in nearly a decade. Dates for the group's current trek can be found after the jump.
The reformed U.K. outfit Hortus Animae (featuring ex-members of Ancient), has posted a video clip online titled "Awakening in the Garden of the Soul," which features music from the band's upcoming album "Secular Music."
The footage was caught on tape at Albereto (Rimini, Italy), featurs narration by Daisy Gregg, and was recorded by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studio (Birmingham, UK). More...
Seattle, WA’s own Sandrider has revealed a third track from sophomore release "Godhead." Check it below, thanks to Decibelmag.com.
Recorded with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Russian Circles, Helms Alee, Ken Mode) at Red Room Studios, "Godhead" is out this coming Tuesday, November 19th on 12" vinyl / digital formats via Good to Die Records.
Additionally, Sandrider has announced a handful of record release shows and special appearances in support of "Godhead," including a pre-taped live in-studio performance on KEXP's Seek and Destroy w/ Hannah Levin airing on the night of November 30th.
11/17 - Seattle, WA -- Guest hosts on "Loud and Local" w/ Jolene (KISW.com), 11pm
11/30 - Seattle, WA -- KEXP In-studio (pre-taped, airs at midnight 12/1)
11/30 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Constant Lovers, Dust Moth
12/5 – Seattle, WA @ Easy Street Records – FREE!
12/7 - Portland, OR @ White Owl Social Club w/ Gaytheist More...
Sweden’s Shining (not to be confused with the Norwegian act of the same name) is set to hit the road again at the start of the New Year to undertake four dates in Finland as an extension to the previously announced Razors Across Europe tour.
The dates are part of the “Feverdreams” events to promote the release of the band’s full-length album “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd” which came out on Dark Essence Records at the end of September. Routing for the Finnish dates s as follows:
22 Jan - Klubi, Tampere
23 Jan - Lutakko, Jyväskylä
24 Jan - Klubi, Turku
25 Jan - Virgin Oil, Helsinki
A track from “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd," featuring guest vocals from some of the elite of black metal including Attila Csihar, Maniac, Gaahl, Famine, and Pehr Larsson, can be heard below. More...
Dutch act Winter of Sin, which features former God Dethroned member Michiel van der Plicht, has checked in with the following announcement about inking a record deal:
"Winter of Sin is very happy to announce that we have now signed a record deal with Cyclone Empire.
"We are really looking forward to cooperating with the guys from Cyclone Empire. We feel that they make for an excellent and professional partner.
"Our first release with them will be our killer new album 'Violence Reigns Supreme.' We are looking forward to a bright future here at Cyclone Empire!"
Winter of Sin consists of:
Henri Sattler (vocals)
Dirk Barelds (guitar, bass)
Ricardo Gelok (guitar, bass)
Michiel van der Plicht (drums)
California's Unique Leader Records has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"So as some of you know our previous vocalist Cameron Porras decided to step up and handle guitar for us along with Joel Guernsey. One of the main reasons for this is because he helped contribute a lot to the writing for both the new and old albums along with Joel and thought it was best to have the 2 playing guitar and to seek a new vocalist.
"That being said we have found a new vocalist. We would like to welcome Riley McShane of Son Of Aurelius and Continuum to the band. He is by far a great addition to the band and we are stoked to have him be apart of it.
"In addition to the line-up change we have decided to throw up a pre-production track for you to enjoy and to check out what we have been doing the past few months. The album should be all finished up by the first week of December and out by early 2014 (February) after that we'll be heading out on a full Us/Canadian tour.
"The album art, track list, and everything else will be coming out soon after this. Thanks for your support everyone and see you guys soon." More...
Currently on a U.S. trek with Bleeding Through, Sworn In has checked in with the following announcement about missing tonight's show due to vehicle problems:
"North Carolina we are unable to make the show tonight. Our van transmission is FUCKED. We are at a mechanic that says it will cost multiple thousands and will take till after the weekend.
"We have tried getting rides to the show and nobody is able. You sincerely have our deepest apologies and we were looking forward to the show as much as you.
"HOWEVER, who would be interested in a house show tomorrow in the area to make up for it? Comment on Facebook and let us know if you are willing or know somebody. We will make it up to you and are working on it as we speak." More...
As tinnitus troupe Rabbits reels back to punch the public in the nuts with the "SOS (Shit, Other Singles)" compilation in less than three weeks, Noisey today pimps out one of the gnarly punk/hardcore classics.
Among a rash of original tracks, a bundle of bashed-in and cranked-way-up jackhammerings of tracks from Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Poison Idea, Minor Threat and others infiltrate the mix, including a revamped retroizing of Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl" anthem. Check out the song below.
"SOS (Singles, Other Shit)" is due out December 3rd via digital download and cassette stateside, with Czech label Stoned to Death depositing the droppings on European turf. You can also catch the band live:
1/11/2014 Slabtown - Portland, OR w/ Gaytheist
2/01/2014 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR w/ Graves at Sea, Norska, Drunk Dad More...
French outfit Calvaiire is streaming two tracks off debut full-length "Forceps," which is due out on 12" vinyl, CD, and tape on December 31st via Throatruiner Records.
Formed in summer 2011 by members of Birds In Row, As We Draw, and Hourvari, the band plays a bleak, visceral form of metallic hardcore. "Forceps" was recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at la Senelle and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East Mastering. The track listing is as follows:
1. Foi Borgne
4. Atra Bilis
5. Aux Porcs
8. Via Dolorosa
10. Meurtrières More...
SlimBzTV captured a drum solo by Death Toll Rising drummer Bryan Newbury during the death metal band's Edmonton, AB launch show last October for new album "Infection Legacy."
Check out the drum footage below. You can also stream the full new "Infection Legacy" album over at this location.
One Last Legacy has released new album "Into The Unknown," which is now available via iTunes. You can hear the song "The Final Call" below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
2. No Chance in Hell
4. Up in Flames
7. The Final Call
9. The Day I Give Up
11. The Evil That Men Do
Rio de Janeiro act P.R.O.L. has released a music video for the song "Resistance," which is the title track to the album of the same name recorded at Studio Superfuzz. Check it out below. P.R.O.L. is:
Marcelo dos Santos (vocals)
William Ripardo (guitar)
Ricardo Amorim (bass)
Daniel Cabral (drums)
French act Year Of No Light will release new album "Tocsin" on November 29th, 2013 and now the album is available for streaming online. Check it out below, or you can pre-order the release at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Tocsin 13:49
2. Géhenne 05:53
3. Désolation 10:28
4. Stella Rectrix 12:51
5. Alamüt 14:15 More...
Swedish melodic death quintet Darkane has revealed a slew of European tour dates in early 2014, which will see the band perform alongside fellow countrymen Soilwork.
The tour will kick off in early March and lead the band to the UK’s Hammerfest VI festival. Prior to that, Darkane will join Dark Tranquility for three Swedish shows in December. Full dates can be found below.
Recorded with Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth), Darkane’s latest album, “The Sinister Supremacy,” features the first new music from the group in over five years along with the return of acclaimed vocalist Lawrence Mackrory. More...
Human Fortress issued a new music video for the track "Wasted Years." The song appears on the band's upcoming new release "Raided Land," which will be released via AFM Records on on November 29th (EU) and December 3rd (USA) via AFM Records (see review here).
"Raided Land" was mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann of Orden Ogan. Check out "Wasted Years" here:
Denmark's Pit Of Carnage has inked a deal with CDN Records to release new album "The Beginning of the End" in 2014.
The duo will enter the studio this coming Tuesday to begin laying down guitar tracks. For more info on the band, head over to the Pit Of Carnage Facebook profile. The group consists of:
Lead Vocals: Kasper Hansen
Drums/Guitar/Bass: Benjamin "GoreDrummer" Lauritsen More...
Lithuania's Mountainside has released new album "Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, And Short." You can hear the tracks in the player below, or pick up a copy of the release at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. A Passing Train Awakens The Sleeping Slayer, Hostage, Doom Is Set In Stone
2. Satanic Sonderkommando 04:58
3. Stokholmo Sindromas 03:10
4. The Iron Law Of Oligarchy 06:43
5. Stone Into Sand 03:25
6. Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, And Short 07:33
7. Ant Mano Peties Niekas Neverks 05:24 More...
Cynic - guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert, bassist Sean Malone - recently revealed the cover art and title for new album "Kindly Bent To Free Us."
The new record was produced by Cynic at Perfect Sound Studios in Los Angeles. "Kindly Bent To Free Us" was engineered by Jason Donaghy (Feist, Rob Zombie), mixed by R. Walt Vincent (Pete Yorn, Tommy Keene) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Fates Warning, Sepultura, Inquisition).
The artwork for "Kindly Bent To Free Us" is by long-time Cynic artist and sadly late Robert Venosa. The album will be released on February 14th (February 18th in North America) as a CD Digipak, a limited edition collector's box, limited edition double LP, and digitally.
About the new material, drummer Sean Reinert said: "It's a bold new sound for Cynic and marks a gigantic leap in the band's progression. We've had a lot of time to let this material develop and gestate, and it finally feels ready to be unleashed on the world. I've been in trio mode with Malone and Masvidal flushing out a zillion and one details, and couldn't be happier about what's happening with these songs. They are truly alive!" More...
Star & Dagger's new music video for "In My Blood" is now available online. The clip was directed by Art Haynie and can be viewed in the player below, courtesy of Metal Injection. "In My Blood" comes off the band's debut LP "Tomorrowland Blues."
Armenia's symphonic black/death metal outfit Ghoulchapel has posted the full debut album "Nightmarish Illusions" online. Check it out in the YouTube player below, and the track listing is as follows:
1 - Intro (The Beginning) [ 00:00 ]
2 - In The Hands Of The Forest [ 01:34 ]
3 - One Strange Dream [ 06:25 ]
4 - Where The Fear Conquers All [ 10:34 ]
5 - Ghoul Chapel [ 14:20 ]
6 - The Funeral Of A Horrid Man [ 20:54 ]
7 - Lost In The Walls [ 24:43 ]
8 - Outro (The End) [ 29:12 ] More...
A new music video is now available for the first track off Hidden Intent's debut album "Walking Through Hell," which is set for release November 16th, 2013.
The video for "Walking Through Hell" was directed and produced by Brett Hookham and can be viewed below. Ordering info on the album is available at Bandcamp here.
Female-fronted Swedish act Beyond Visions has posted a music video online for "Leaves Are Falling," which can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Hailing from Stockholm, Beyond Visions is a fresh and emotionally charged melodic metal band fronted by the amazing singer Rebecka, whose sorrowful yet dynamic vocals are backed up by talented axeman Alex and skilled drummer Henrik.
"Beyond Visions’ ‘Your face is familiar’ is an album whose articulated songwriting is gonna cause quite a stir in the melodic-heavy/rock scene."
New Jersey's Operatika Element has issued the following announcement about seeking fans to appear in a new video:
"Operatika Element would like to thank all of you who made it to the show last Wednesday. We would also like to thank our friends A Sound Of Thunder for inviting us over to share the stage with them and Edge of Paradise, it was one awesome show!
"We are also very excited to announce that we will be shooting a video clip of our surprise Holiday special performance this coming Sunday.
Austrian death metal act Mastic Scum featuring ex-Watch Me Bleed vocalist Maggo Wenzel, released a lyric video for the new track "Controlled Collapse." The song appears on the upcoming release "CTRL," which is out on December 6th via Massacre Records. The album is the band's fifth studio release.
The track listing for "CTRL" is:
1. Controlled Collapse
3. Cause & Effect
7. Perceptive Illusion
8. Hyper-Detection 2.0
9. Create / Negate
10. The Vortex Within
Check out "Controlled Collapse" here: More...
New York's Pro-Pain have issued a music video for the new track "Deathwish." The song appears on the band's upcoming release "The Final Revolution," which is out on November 22nd (Germany), November 25th (EU) and December 3rd (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.
The track listing for the album is:
2. One Shot One Kill
4. Problem Reaction Solution
5. The Final Revolution
6. Can't Stop The Pain
7. All Systems Fail
8. Want Some?
9. Fall From Grace
11. Mass Extinction
12. Under The Gun
13. Life's Hard (Live 2010) (Bonus Track - Digi)
14. Get Real (Live 2010) (Bonus Track - Digi)
15. Party In Paris (UK Subs cover) (Bonus Track - Digi)
The video was directed by Kirk Farrington. Check out "Deathwish" here: More...
Nightwish released an official live video clip of the song "Ghost Love Score" from the band's upcoming live CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release "Showtime, Storytime," which drops via Nuclear Blast on November 29th (EU), Dec. 2nd (UK) and Dec. 10, 2013 (North America). The song originally appeared on the 2004 release "Once."
The set list is:
1. Dark Chest Of Wonders
2. Wish I Had An Angel
3. She Is My Sin
4. Ghost River
5. Ever Dream
6. Storytime (see clip here)
7. I Want My Tears Back
9. Last Of The Wilds
10. Bless The Child
13. Ghost Love Score
14. Song Of Myself
15. Last Ride Of The Day
16. Outro (Imaginaerum)
Check out "Ghost Love Score" here: More...