Metal News for November 18, 2012
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10 news articles posted on this day.
Italy's Ozena has released a new music video online for the track "Exogenesis," which can be found in the player below. To hear more from Ozena, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. The track was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Adrenaline Studio and the video was directed by PlusTre.
God Of Atheists is Asgeir Mickelson's (Spiral Architect, Borknagar) new extreme metal project, and the band has now issued the following brief statement about recruiting ex-Emperor member and current solo artist Ihsahn:
"Proudly presenting the mighty Ihsahn on keyboard! His contribution adds a new dimension to the music without making God Of Atheists symphonic extreme metal - just as intended! Stoked!"
The current God of Atheists lineup is:
Asgeir Mickelson - Guitar
Trym - Drums
ICS Vortex - Vocals
Carl August Tidemann - Solo guitar
Keyboards - Ihsahn
Italian symphonic extreme metal act Riul Doamnei is currently in the process of recording a new EP, and the band has now uploaded several new in-studio clips online. Check out the footage of the band's time working on new material in the YouTube players available below.
The official lyric video for "Haunter Of The Dark," a new song from Belgian melodic black metallers Saille, can now be seen below. The track comes from the band’s second album “Ritu,” which will be released on January 18th, 2013 via Code666 Records.
The follow-up to 2011's "Irreversible Decay" was produced and mixed by Reinier Schenk (Gorath, Fleshmould) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, Dimmu Borgir, Keep Of Kalessin). Cover art comes courtesy of Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz. Our recent interview with the band about the upcoming album can also be read here.
Commented Saille frontman Dennie Grondelaers: “Haunter of the Dark is based on two Lovecraft-stories. The first one, ‘The Haunter of the Dark’, covers the larger part of the lyrics. The second, ‘The Case of Charles Dexter Ward’, is the story from which the unpronounceable intro and intermezzo originate. It’s about a man who, while exploring a long abandoned church, unknowingly summons an avatar of a malign god named Nyarlathotep. The following days describe his futile attempts to escape the horrible faith he called upon himself.” More...
Swedish act Shining has posted a cover online of Katatonia's "For My Demons," which appeared on the all-covers EP "Lots of Girls Gonna Get Hurt."
Check out the song in the SoundCloud player below. The original Katatonia track appeared on the "Tonight's Decision" album.
Spectral Blasphemy has posted a new 35 track compilation album online, which is currently available for streaming or name-your-price download. Check out the release in the player below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is:
1. The Bridal Procession - Pillage the Scavenger 06:29
2. To Envy The Horrid - The Red Squall 04:34
3. The Breathing Process - The Living Forest (Part I).mp3 04:05
4. Bloodshed By Reality - Obliterated Centuries 02:58
5. Betraying The Martyrs - When You're Alone 03:52
6. Daarchlea - Qhilav 05:07
7. XisForEyes - Nomorial 02:52
8. Illuminations - Crippling Stillness 04:20
9. Before The Harvest - Demise-Intro 03:13
10. Darkness Before Dawn - Undeserved Hatred 04:00
11. Centipede - Me Against Me 02:46
12. Lorelei - Godfather Death 06:15
13. Ophelia's Breath - Become Stronger 03:55
14. Perdition - Throne Of Exile 04:56
15. Xenobiotic - Covenants 04:45
16. Tears Of The Martyrs - Anyone Unnecessary Fate 02:54
17. Knights Of The Abyss - Juggernaut 02:28
18. Winds Of Plague - Monsters 03:47
19. Birthing the Aftermath - Overture 02:28
20. Holod - Atlantis 03:25
21. Bow Prometheus - Burned 03:22
22. Dead Silence Hides My Cries - Soul Has A Price 03:03
23. Make Them Suffer - Neverbloom 06:34
24. Descend the Gods - Etheric Impregnation 03:26
25. Maelstrøm - Misanthrope 03:36
26. One We Created - Facade of Truth 03:38
27. Majesty - Shadows 05:09
28. Ovid's Withering - Oedipus Complex 06:25
29. Rosewood - Wetheapocalypse 04:17
30. Shag Harbor - Dreamland 03:50
31. XisForEyes - The Crow Road 04:25
32. Serpents - The Chasm 05:17
33. Betraying The Martyrs - Man Made Disaster 04:12
34. Before The Harvest - Lazarus Pits 03:15
35. Beware The Lobster - Blood Sparkle 05:09 More...
Downfall of Gaia has posted the following message online about taking a break from live shows:
"Because of private circumstances we have to take a little timeout from playing live for the next three months!
"We will try to use that time in a useful way and will start with the songwriting for a new record. Besides that we are working on some tours for 2013. We will let you know when things are confirmed."
Downfall of Gaia recently released new album "Suffocating In The Swarm of Cranes" through Metal Blade Records, and the music video for "In The Rivers Bleak" can be viewed below. More...
Doom metal act Moss began the recording process for an upcoming third full-length album during the summer, and the band has now posted an unmastered song excerpt online.
Check out the song clip, set to appear on the "Moss's Horrible Night" album, in the player below. Further details on the new album will be announced as they are made available.
Led Astray recently announced its signing with Massacre Records and the band has now posted the track "Demon" online. The song can be heard below, and "Demon" will appear on the band's "Decades Of Addiction" album, to be released on December 7th, 2012.
We’ve seen before how Britain played a major part in the development of grindcore by producing such bands as Extreme Noise Terror and Bolt Thrower amongst others, but what about death metal? While the United States arguably produced the most well known death metal bands, the U.K. had some high quality contributions of their own. Everyone knows Scouse noise merchants, Carcass of course, but there’s another band that certainly deserves a mention when talking about the best in British extreme metal, namely, Benediction. Benediction was formed in the city of Birmingham, arguably the birthplace of heavy metal music, in 1989 by bassist, Paul Adams, along with vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway and guitarists Darren Brookes and Peter Rew. They recorded their first demo, "The Dreams You Dread" the same year and quickly garnered interest from German label, Nuclear Blast Records, signing a deal with them soon after. Only a year after they formed, Benediction released their debut full length album, "Subconscious Terror" in 1990, which gained favourable reviews in the metal media and impressed many of their contemporaries, so much so that Napalm Death invited Greenway to join them as their new vocalist, replacing the recently departed, Lee Dorrian, who had left to form the doom metal band, Cathedral.
Now in need of a new frontman, the group turned to fellow Brummie, Dave Ingram to take over behind the microphone. Following live shows with Bolt Thrower and Nocturnus (an American death metal band notable for fusing keyboards with their death metal sound,) the band recorded and released their sophomore album, "The Grand Leveller," in 1991. The record received an even better reception than their debut and helped spread their name in the international death metal scene. Despite the acclaim, Adams decided to leave the band after a tour with Dismember, leaving Brookes to perform bass duties as well as guitars on their next record, an EP entitled, "Dark is the Season." Eventually, they were able to find a new bass player in Cerebral Fix member, Frank Healy, who joined just in time to perform with their band during their first visit to Israel, before making his Benediction recording debut on the group’s third album, "Transcend the Rubicon." More...