Metal News for November 19, 2011
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German metal force Wizard, which earlier this year released the new studio album "...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes," will play the band's first ever live shows in the U.K. and United States next year.
On March 17th, 2012, the band will burn the stage of the UK's famous Hammerfest in Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park. Wizard wil play there along with acts such as Anthrax, Exodus, and Amon Amarth.
On May 18th, 2012 the band will play in Mojoes in Joliet (Chicago suburn, Illinois) at the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalyse Festival. For more details on the fest, head over to this location.
German act Disbelief has now announced the band's first upcoming live dates for 2012. For the first time ever the band will also play at the Metal Crowd Festival in Belarus. The currently announced Disbelief live shows are as follows:
20.01.2012 DE Adelsheim - Live Factory
21.01.2012 DE Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
09.03.2012 DE Dresden - Skullcrusher
09.06.2012 DE Reichenbach - Chronical Moshers Festival
25.-26.08.2012 BY Rechitsa (Belarus) - Metal Crowd Festival
U.K. based black metal act Deuteronomy has checked in with the following brief update about recording new material:
"Drums - the drums has been booked for THIS Monday! We will upload an HQ video soon. Guitars - Guitar reamping has been booked for the 24th of November! Stay tuned the black metal massacre has begun."
For more details on Deuteronomy and to check out the band's music, head over to the official Deuteronomy MySpace music profile here.
Swedish progressive metal veterans Opeth have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place from August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
The lineup for the festival is now as follows:
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
In a recent message posted online by Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, he mentioned briefly that the American thrash metal legends have begun work on their next album and that guitarist Jeff Hanneman looks to be contributing. His post reads as follows:
"The PHILM album is in the mixing stage.. I can't wait for you to hear it! Looking forward to releasing it on Ipecac Recordings and doing selected shows around the world. Slayer is writing a new record. Jeff is still recovering and doing better."
More information will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.
As I Lay Dying's latest release, the "Decas" EP, is a collection of new tracks, covers, remixes, and more, which reached #2 on the iTunes Rock chart and landed at #61 on Billboard's Top 200 in its debut week. iTunes also offered a free track ("Paralyzed"), which was downloaded by a staggering 125,000 people in one week.
Meant to tide fans over until the release of the band's new studio LP (due for release next year), the "Decas" EP marks As I Lay Dying's decade of making music and features 3 new songs, 3 cover songs, remixes, and more.
As vocalist Tim Lambesis explains, "We wanted to at least do an EP when the idea first came up. We were touring at the time and knew we wouldn't have time to put together an entire album of new material. Decas literally means ten, and to me it is a collection of songs to celebrate our ten-year anniversary as a band. We were able to round up three new songs that we felt represented the different sides to our band. There's a song you'd generally expect from us, one on the heavier side, and then one of the most melodic songs we've ever done. We took a similar approach on the cover songs. We wanted one song that represented a thrashier, heavier influence. Interestingly enough we were asked to do a Slayer cover song with an anti-war theme for a video game months earlier, so that worked out perfectly. Next, we represented the melodic guitar influence with Judas Priest who is responsible for starting much of that within metal. Lastly, I came up with the idea to do a simple, raw, energetic song that was outside of our genre but still influential in some of our musical upbringing."
The chart positions are as follows: More...
Italian melodic/power metal act Avelion has posted a new song online for streaming. Check out the newly posted track "Cold Embrace" in the player available below. "Cold Embrace" is the title track off the band's EP of the same title. For further details on Avelion, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Argentinean melodic death metal band Diva Satanica will be releasing a second full-length album titled "II The Grand Successor" this coming February, 2012 through Undermetal Records. A teaser trailer for an upcoming music video off the record is available below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Gathering Storm
2. Vengeance By My Hands
3. God of War
4. Reichstag On Fire
5. I am Thy Legacy
6. Conquering Death
7. The Dark Design
8. Angelus Mortis (Der Engel Des Todes)
9. Welthauptstad Germania
10. In The Reign Of Death
11. Burn In My Light
12. The Decaying Glory
13. Queen Of Blood
14. For A Thousand Years More...
Jordan based melodic death/doom act Falling Leaves has announced that Novembers Doom vocalist Paul Kuhr will be guesting on the band's new album. Falling Leaves commented:
"November's Doom!! Hell yes indeed, doom metal Icon Paul Kuhr (November's Doom) has participated in the upcoming Jordanian Melodic Doom Death Metal Band Falling Leaves album (Mournful Cry Of A Dying Sun).
"We are honored to announce Paul August Kuhr who founded the Doom Metal pioneer band November's Doom in 1989 as a guest vocal in our upcoming album. No doubt the voice of experience added by Paul gave Mournful Cry Of A Dying Sun a touch of doomy atmosphere.
"The album is nearly completed and will be released before the end of 2011. The track list will be announced before that. Stay tuned more is coming... Doom on!"
You can also check out a previously posted teaser for the album by navigating over to this location.
Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band Sister has just released a second music video off the brand new album "Hated," for the track "Bullshit & Backstabbing." Check out the clip, courtesy of Metal Hammer, in the player below.
Here's what the band had to say about their new video: "The video for 'Bullshit & Backstabbing' is the first video we've done with a crew behind the cameras. The song is a favourite of the album HATED for all of us in the band and it felt right to make a video of it. We found a greasy spot to shoot it at and got to work. Like always we wanted to keep it on a basic level and just do a video with what Sister is all about Just deliver the punk rock we've always done. This is what we do and the video crew Bröderna Blom and Tinnerholm got it down and made it sick. Check it! Ps No animals were seriously harmed during the shooting of this video!"
Rochester, NY's Burn Everything is currently streaming online the band's entire "Last Run Through The Ruins" EP. You can listen to the songs and find the EP's track listing in the player below, or check out more details on Burn Everything via the band's Facebook profile.
Lisbon stoner rock/metal act Miss Lava performed the brand new track "Ride" at Rock N Shots, Cascais, Portugal, on October 27th. Footage of the performance has been posted online and is available below.
Miss Lava is currently giving the final touches on a second full-length album with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Children of Bodom, Hatebreed) for a 2012 release. For further information head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.
Italian band Exilia's new record "Decode" will be released in February 2012 all over Europe. The band commented on the upcoming release:
"Some great collaborations makes the album more special, the old friend Stephan 'Gudze' Hinz bass player of the great crossover band H-Blockx features on 'Over The Edge' and Dave Pensado, who has mixed chart-toppers for some of the biggest name in show business such as Deftones, Pink, Michael Jackson, Alien Aint Farm, Tool mixed 'Satellite' which will be the opening track."
The band will be shooting a video for the first single in the next few days and you can catch Exilia live at the following shows:
19.11.2011 -I- Rock'n'roll arena- Romagnano Sesia (NO)
26.11.2011 -I- Legend 54 - Milano
17.12.2011 -I- Officine della Musica - Lecco
13.01.2012- I - UFO - Bruneck
14.01.2012- A- JUZ Wolfsberg - Austria
20.01.2012 -I- Target - Bari
27.01.2012 -I- Kindergarten - Bologna
Australia's Dead Letter Circus released the band's debut album "This is the Warning" in North American on July 26th. The band is now gearing up for a winter U.S. tour with Fair to Midland, with the dates available below. You can keep up on the latest Dead Letter Circus tour itinerary by heading over to the band's Facebook profile. "This Is The Warning" debuted at #2 on the Australian charts alongside a #1 iTunes debut.
12/1 Mesa, AZ - The Underground
12/2 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
12/3 Bakersfield, CA - B Ryders
12/4 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
12/6 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
12/7 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
12/9 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
12/10 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
12/12 Cedar Falls, IA - The Wheelhouse
12/13 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
12/15 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
12/16 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
12/17 Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
12/19 Akron, OH - Musica
Canadian act Structures has posted a play-through video online for the track "Hydroplaning," which is off the band's "Divided By" album. You can check out the clip below.
Structures was scheduled to be on a U.S. tour with Born of Osiris and Veil of Maya, but the band recently issued the following update about missing part of the tour:
"A little bit of bummer news: unfortunately Nick became very sick with a flu & tonsil infection towards the end of our headline tour with Counterparts, luckily we were able to finish this. HOWEVER we are having to miss out on the beginning of the Born Of Osiris discovery tour for an undetermined amount of time until Nick fully recovers. We wish we could be a part of the dates we will miss and promise to play for all of you very soon. We will be touring a LOT in 2012. Please wish Nick well, he is feeling very shitty."
Autumn is currently streaming the entire new album "Cold Comfort" online for one week through Zero Tolerance. Check it out by clicking here. The album dropped earlier this month via Metal Blade.
"Cold Comfort" is the band's fifth full-length effort and the group's third for Metal Blade Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Scarecrow
2. Cold Comfort
3. Black Stars In A Blue Sky
6. End Of Sorrow
8. Truth Be Told (Exhale)
9. The Venamoured
French extreme/art metal juggernaut Hypno5e's debut full-length "Des Deux L’une Est L’autre" (reviewed here) is available for free download via the group's Bandcamp page. You can also stream the release in the player available after the jump. The concept of Des Deux L’une Est L’autre mirrors life’s highs and lows, and is meant to listen from start to finish, as the album plays out as one long track.
Hypno5e also has the following upcoming tour dates with Cynic and Chimp Spanner:
Sat, 12/3/11 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Village
Sun, 12/4/11 - Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Mon, 12/5/11 - London, UK @ The Underworld
Tue, 12/6/11 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Wed, 12/7/11 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Baroeg
Thu, 12/8/11 - Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde
Fri, 12/9/11 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Sat, 12/10/11 - Romagnano Sesia (NOVARA), Italy @ Rock’n’Roll Arena
Sun, 12/11/11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
Mon, 12/12/11 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Tue, 12/13/11 - Budapest, Hungary @ Club 202
Wed, 12/14/11 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randall
Thu, 12/15/11 - Prague, Czech Republic @ KD Kyje
Fri, 12/16/11 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
Sat, 12/17/11 - Osnabrück, Germany @ Kleine Freiheit
Sun, 12/18/11 - Lyngby, Denmark @ Templet
Mon, 12/19/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Tue, 12/20/11 - Amstelveen, The Netherlands @ P60
Wed, 12/21/11 – Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos Saa More...
India based metal act Exiled Sanity has posted a new track onlien titled "Redesigning Humans Part 1," which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented:
"Exiled Sanity just released their 2nd original Redesigning Humans Part 1 [The Uprise]. Track was recorded, mixed & mastered by our very own Shamik Debnath. Do give it a listen. All comments are appreciated."
Seattle act Shaded Enmity has issued the following announcement about the band's drummer being involved in a car accident:
"November 16th at 6 pm, Shaded Enmity drummer Simon Dorfman was in a serious car accident involving a Seattle transit metro bus. The bus was traveling at over 40 mph when it struck his truck. Simons truck was completely totaled by the 10 ton bus and he was taken to the hospital. More details to come. Your thoughts and condolences would be appreciated at this point. Visit his facebook page and leave a message."
The band also later posted this follow-up message online:
"We would like to thank everyone who has offered their support and condolences to Simon. He was discharged from the hospital and is at home resting. I spoke with him for a little bit and he is in good spirits, but understandably sore.
"The accident happened in front of our practice space. I arrived 15 minutes after the accident occurred to find the mangled and completely unrecognizable truck that had belonged to Simon. A metro transit bus t-boned his truck as he was turning into our practice space, sending his vehicle spinning into the rest of traffic. Paramedics came immediately and strapped him to a gurney and took him to the hospital. Simon is a tough guy and it's going to take a lot more than a bus to stop him. Once again, thank you all for your concern and well wishes, Simon appreciate them very much."
Melbourne seven-piece dropbunny has announced the band's second album will be titled "IO." The band commented on the album:
"Mixed at the award winning Woodstock Studios (Coco Rosie, Augie March, John Butler) by Cameron Trewin, and mastered by metal heavyweight Ue Nastasi (Slipknot, Strapping Young Lad, Clutch), this 18 track epic is darker, stranger and more confronting than anything the septet has released to date.
"Continually pushing their musicality to new heights, dropbunny supplement their crushing guitars, mind-bending rhythms and roaring vocals with violins, sitars, xylophones and electronics, including ad-hoc instruments made from rat traps, fish tank motors, and a power saw. This combines to make a furious yet eerie psychotropic landscape that explores the darker side of the human psyche."
The band has also released a four track preview of the album at this location. "IO" will be available from January 28th across Australia, as well as through iTunes, bandcamp, and the Dropbunny website.
Footage has been posted online of New Jersey's East Of The Wall performing "Whiskey Sipper" and "Underachiever" off of "The Apologist" in Dallas, TX earlier this month. You can check out the performance clip below.
Quebec ambient black metal band Forteresse is streaming the track "La Lame Du Passe" from it's new album "Crepuscule d'Octobre." To listen to the song, go to this site. The album will be available on November 22nd.
Israeli metal act Eternal Gray, formed in late 2001, signed with Season of Mist earlier this year. The band does not subscribe to Oriental metal like so many of their countrymen, instead the band's debut album "Kindless" (2002) captured attention with a unique brand of melodic death metal with a dark twist.
Recorded in the famed Abyss Studios by Tommy Tägtgren and featuring guest appearances of Peter Tätgren (Hypocrisy) and Schmier (Destruction, their first full length immediately scored full grades and even "album of the month" titles in major metal magazines.
Yet it took the Israelis eight years to follow up this success with "Your Gods, My Enemies" now to be released on Season of Mist. You can check out the opening track "Lost Control" in the player below. More...
The Omega Virus project, which features members of Florida act Akeldama, has posted a new song online for streaming. You can listen to the newly uploaded track "Locust Dreams" through the SoundCloud player available below, or find more information on Omega Virus through the band's Facebook profile.
Brazilian act Code 3-7 has posted a teaser online featuring an audio sample from the band's upcoming, as-yet-untitled new album. You can listen to the sample clip below. A previously posted track from Code 3-7 is also available here.
In yet another mix of dubsteb and metal, djent act Drewsif Stalin has posted a cover of the Borgore song "Gloryhole," which can be heard in the player below. In the worlds of Drewsif Stalin himself, "Figured I'd do this to piss off some people."
You can also find the previously posted Drewsif Stalin track "Deadly Serious" by heading over to this location.
Revilement has posted the artwork for the new album "Pillars of Balance online," and you can check out the cover after the jump. The band also commented:
"Our first full length album, Pillars of Balance, will see the light of day on December 10th, 2011 via Coyote Records.
"The album will be available as a digital download through all the major channels (iTunes etc.) and physical copies will be available directly from the band, Coyote, and various distributors worldwide. To order a copy from Revilement, send an email to revilement(at)gmail(dot)com for ordering instructions."
Swedish black metal band Patronymicon has issued the following announcement about gearing up to record a new EP and parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Some news: we have received out copies of 'PRIME OMEGA' and are planing some kind of release gig in the near future.
"We are almost done with the material for the upcoming EP and will hit the studio in December to start recording the drums. 5 new songs of face breaking satanic noise will be recorded.
"K.C. Kreigfürer leaves the band, We wish him good luck with his future plans. P. Locust will take care of the drumming from now on so prepare for some ear molesting high bpm skin pounding!!"
The band's new line up is as follows:
N. Sadist - Bass, Vox
Kvist - Guitars
J. Megiddo - Guitars
P. Locust - Drums
Italy's 5 Star Grave has released a music video online for the song "Terminal Bedroom," which is available in the clip below. "Terminal Bedroom" is off the band's new "Drugstore Hell" album, due out in 2012 via Massacre Records. You can check out the album artwork by clicking here.
Italy's Aborym, which signed to Agonia Records earlier this year, is currently offering a free download of a remixed track online. Aborym had this to say:
"The Psychogrotesque VI 'Lovecraftian Remix' by Emiliano Natali (Fear No one studios) is available for free download here. Enjoy it fuckers!"
The track "Psychogrotesque VI" is taken off the band's latest album, "Psychogrotesque." You can check out Metalunderground.com's review of the album at this location.
Norwegian progressive metal band The Fallen Divine will self-release their new album, "The Binding Cycle," on November 28th. For a limited time you can stream the entire release exclusively on Metal Underground.com. "The Binding Cycle," was produced, mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at Sonic Train Studios.
"The Binding Cycle" is the follow-up to the band's previous EP, "The Eternal Past and Future," which was released in 2010.
The track listing for "The Binding Cycle" is as follows:
2. Shades of Oppression
3. Fire Lights the Night (Self Ignition)
4. Patterns Through Eternity
5. Northern Lights
7. The Tormented One
8. The Binding Cycle
German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted a half hour video online documenting the making of the band's latest music video, "Mein Land." You can check it out below. The song is a brand new composition for the groups forthcoming compilation album, "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011," which will be released in North America on December 6th through Universal Germany's marketing and distribution deal in the US with Vagrant Records and will be available in the following formats:
Standard Edition: CD Digipak - Best of Album
Special Edition: 2-CD Digipak - Best of Album and Best of Remixes
Super Deluxe Edition: 2-CD (Best of Album and Best of Remixes) as well as 3 DVDs (including the full Rammstein video catalog, all previously available "Making of" and 8 unreleased "Making of" videos) packaged in a steel box complete with a 240-page booklet. Limited to 1200 copies in the US. More...
Phil Demmel, lead guitarist of American heavy metal favourites Machine Head, was recently interviewed by Camstas which saw him discussing the group's new album, "Unto The Locust," as well as touring and tattoos. You can check it out below. Machine Head will be touring the United Kingdom this December, with a North American tour to follow early next year. More...
British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have posted a video online, containing professionally filmed footage of their November 6th concert in Lima, Peru. You can check it out below. The band recently completed a full tour of South America which was in promotion of their fifth studio album, "Sounds Of Violence," which was released in January of this year through AFM Records. More...