Metal News for November 16, 2014
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Following the release of the "EPic" album earlier this year, Sweden's Despite has a new single out now for streaming.
Australian prog band Opus of a Machine is releasing debut album “Simulacra” today - November 16th - and in celebration the record is available for streaming online in full.
Check it out below, or pick up your own copy More...
Aphonic Threnody has a new music video out now for "Meditation on Earth," which can be seen below.
The video features a performance by dancer and actress Judit Ruiz Onandi (with choreography by Jelena Kostic) filmed on location in the Dutch countryside, where Ms. Onandi spent considerable time writhing in the black sands.
Aphonic Threnody is an international project and extreme doom collective founded by Riccardo
(Gallow God & Dea Marica) and Roberto (URNA & Dea Marica) around the end of 2012.
Following the "First Funeral" EP release in 2013, the band began working on the following full-length album "When Death Comes," which included guest spots by Greg Chandler (Esoteric) and Josh Moran (Vacant Eyes). Now new material is in the works to be released in 2015. In the meantime, check out the new video below. More...
Metalcore band Witness Apathy has a new lyric video out now for the track "Alaska," which can be seen below.
"Alaska" was recorded & produced at D Studio Athens, with mixing and mastering handled by Nick Scott. The artwork and lyric video were crafted by Jimmy Rose (Bro Designs).
Swiss metal outfit Gurd is gearing up to drop new album "Fake" on November 21st, 2014. This latest release follows the 2011 album "Never Fail."
Today you can also hear the title track to "Fake" through the lyric clip available below. The full track listing is as follows:
3. White Death
4. Wiped from the Earth
5. Go for It
6. Last Hooray
7. Hunter of Dreams
8. Near Miss
9. Bong, Bong
11. Liquid Vision
12. Strike 'Em Down
After releasing a playthrough video for "Polarity," Colorado band Circaic also has a lyric clip available online. Check out "Beyond Recalibration" in the player provided below.
After the success of debut album "In Death's Shadow" back in 2012 and the recent recruitment of new drummer Dave Allen, Melbourne atmospheric metal band Knightmare has commenced writing and recording for a follow-up album, set for release through Metalapolis records in 2015. Knightmare comments:
"The upcoming album will retain the sweeping soundscape of the first whilst introducing a heavier, more powerful sound that will appeal to fans of both traditional and brutal metal alike. In 2015, Knightmare will once again produce an album that can be enjoyed both for its endless detail as well as the chunky metal riffs at its forefront.
"In 2014, 'In Death's Shadow' was described as 'the soundtrack to Scandinavian killing fields' and a 'widescreen vision of their conception.' The new album will see this standard not only met but built upon."
Further info on the release next year is still forthcoming.
Ohio's Alpha - signed with Afflicted Records - has released a single online titled "Hardwired," which can be heard below. Alpha consists of:
Vocals - Cody Tackett
Guitars - Thomas Hovater
Guitars - Dylan Lewis
Bass - Jaimie Banks
Drums - Dustin Gunter
Following recent movies chronicling the careers of artists such as James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Ian Dury and Joy Division, it seems that Guns N Roses will be the latest to receive the Hollywood treatment, as the author of the 2007 book, "Reckless Road," Marc Canter, has confirmed that talks are underway to turn the book into a movie, which will feature as-yet unconfirmed "A-list" actors. Speaking to Mygnrforum.com, the writer said:
"I do have a big say-so on the script, which is still being put together now, but so far it's looking cool.
"I am going to see that everyone in the cast is doing their job and doing justice to the band. Since I was there, I know what the dialog was between the band for many of the events that took place.
"When you find out who is making the movie, you will then understand that it will be very cool. I'm proud of all the hard work that was put into this project and it's just going to kick ass. In no way will it be a cheesy movie like Rock Star." More...
This past year we’ve looked at some of the old guard in a lot of places across the world. From Rotting Christ in Greece, to Belphegor in Austria to Pentagram Chile in… uh, Chile. Today Sunday Old School will once again be looking at a band from a place we haven’t examined yet, and another band called Pentagram to boot, though internationally they are not known by the same moniker as the Chilean and American groups, but rather by a word which in their home country of Turkey means "to accept the grave," a band known outside the former Ottoman Empire by the name of Mezarkabul. The group was formed in the city of Bursa in 1986 by drummer, Cenk Ünnü and guitarist, Hakan Utangaç, with bass player, Tarkan Gözübüyük joining their ranks the next year. Utangaç assumed the role of lead vocalist for the first few years, during which they performed live frequently, building up a fan base strong enough to get them signed to Nepa Muzik, through whom they released their self-titled debut full length.
Shortly after the record’s release, the group recruited a new vocalist named, Bartu Toptas, allowing Utangaç to concentrate more on his guitar playing, a pressure which was lessened when Pentagram brought in a second guitarist, Demir Demirkan in 1992. Toptas did not stay with the group for long however and his only recording with the group can be heard as part of the intro to the song, "Secret Missile," the opening track of their sophomore album, "Trail Blazer," on which vocals were performed by a singer named, Ogün Sanlisoy. The album was notable for the song, "Fly Forever," which was written about their guitarist, Ümit Yilbar, who was killed by terrorists in 1993 whilst performing national service. More...