Metal News for November 2, 2012
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Leben Ohne Licht Kollektiv and Immemorial have teamed up for a split release titled "Quantum of Abstract Physics," being released through French label Cold Dark Matter Records, which specializes in ambient, industrial, and drone music.
You can stream the release at bandcamp or in the player available below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Leben Ohne Licht Kollektiv - The Dust is Eternal 05:50
2. Leben Ohne Licht Kollektiv - Behind the Walls 08:47
3. Leben Ohne Licht Kollektiv - Horizon 09:43
4. Leben Ohne Licht Kollektiv - Dreams Injection 05:17
5. Immemorial - The Downfall of Astral Radiance Part 01 15:00
6. Immemorial - The Downfall of Astral Radiance Part 02 15:26 More...
In one of the more bizarre musical mashups in recently memory, metal/country/rap act Redneck Zombie Killers has released a music video for "When The Zombies Come," which can be viewed below. Fans of Hank Williams III may want to proceed, but rock and metal purists should probably hesitate before hitting "play."
Arizona act American Standards has signed on with We Are Triumphant Records and is currently in the process of working on a new album. Further details will be announced as they are made available.
In the mean time, the band has also made the "Still Life" EP available for streaming online. Check out the songs in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Self (En)titled 01:04
2. Raised By Wolves 01:44
3. Bottom Feeder 01:59
4. Paradigm-Alt-Shift-Delete 02:39
5. Harvester 03:08
6. The Red Queen 02:43
7. Still Life 04:11 More...
Orillia, ON's thrash metallers Adrenechrome are proud to announce they will be opening for Corrosion of Conformity on November 13th in Barrie, ON just a week prior to the official release of their debut EP "Hideous Appetites," due out on Tuesday, November 20th.
November 13, 2012 - Fitzy's - Barrie, ON - w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Biblical
The EP features seven tracks produced by Darius Szcespaniak. The track listing is as follows:
1. Titans Fall (3:18)
2. Six Guns (6:17)
3. The Horror (5:26)
4. Hymn For The Heathens (4:17)
5. Winds of The Void (5:01)
6. Locust Wings (4:26)
7. Hobbled (4:58) More...
Newly formed German five-piece Koriban has posted the band's debut demo online, titled "I Am The Man." Check out the song in the player below.
The band comments on its sound: "Besides sizzling riffs, having roots in thrash / death metal, as well as speed and bloodcurdling shouts, there's something for everyone." More details on Koriban are available over at Facebook.
Italian gothic act Motus Tenebrae has posted a new official video clip online for "The Last Days of December," taken from the album "Double Black" released through Revalve Records.
The video was directed by FraterOrion/Andrea Falaschi and can be viewed below. More info on the band is also available over at Facebook here.
Sicilian act Rage of South has posted a preview clip online featuring a song off the band's upcoming new album "Stay Down." Give the track a listen in the player below, or find more info on Rage of South over at Facebook here.
Finding new music is easier than ever with a multitude of options available on and offline now. Metalinjection.net recently asked a variety of groups what their techniques are for finding new bands.
Check out the video below or through Metal Injection to find responses from Devin Townsend, Behold The Arctopus, Paradise Lost, Castavet, Krallice, Hivesmasher, Dysrythmia, Stolen Babies, The Browning, The Casulaties, Trioscapes, and Vattnet Viskar. More...
As was previously announced, California gorelords Exhumed were forced to cancel several dates on their tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste due to Canadian border patrol issues.
Elaborates vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey of the situation: “If you have a DUI, like four out of six people in our tour party do, the Canadian border patrol will charge you $200 per person to obtain a ‘temporary resident permit’ to be in the country, or, if they feel like being dicks, they can arbitrarily decide to just not let you in. We’ve never had an issue getting in, but this time they decided to be dicks. The woman we spoke to at customs informed us that we had received too many TRPs in too short of a time and would not be able to apply for any further TRPs until we had all completed their extremely convoluted rehabilitation process. We had to sign documents that legally bound us to leave the country immediately, and stated that if we were found in Canada after being denied entry, we would be arrested. Gnarly.
"Anyway, we looked into other options to get in to the country, but unfortunately there's no way we can do the Canadian dates on this tour. We're super bummed to not get to see all our friends in the Great White North. Hopefully we can get this all straightened out -- which means loads money to an immigration lawyer -- before the new record comes out. In the meantime our dauntless booking agent, Dan Rozenblum, is lining up some shows for us on our trek out west to rejoin the Waste / Napalm traveling extravaganza. So come on out and party with us in some seriously down and dirty, tiny and intimate venues. This is our last tour for the year, and we want to make the most of it. If you have a show we could jump on between St. Paul and Seattle, hit up our agent at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Exhumed recently completed recording the follow-up to 2011’s "All Guts, No Glory" full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia). All drums were tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut). The offering will be unleashed by Relapse Records sometime next year. More...
Gojira is on the road in Europe, and footage has now been posted online (courtesy of YouTube user TrulyStucker) of the band performing "The Gift of Guilt," taken from latest album "L'Enfant Sauvage." Check out the clip from the October 23rd, St. Petersburg show in the player available below.
You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "Liquid Fire" at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. L’Enfant Sauvage
3. The Axe
4. Liquid Fire
5. The Wild Healer
6. Planned Obsolescence
7. Mouth Of Kala
8. The Gift Of Guilt
9. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall
Seattle extreme doom duo Bell Witch will be releasing "Longing" through Profound Lore Records on November 13th, and pre-orders are available at this location. Check out hte song "Bails (Of Flesh)" in the player below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. Bails (Of Flesh)
2. Rows (Of Endless Waves)
3. Longing (The River Of Ash)
4. Beneath The Mask
5. I Wait
6. Outro More...
Swedish act Entombed has issued the following statement online about guitarist Alex Hellid recovering from a medical operation:
"Alex has this week undergone a major operation, which thankfully went very well. He is now recovering and looking simultaneously forward to continuing to work with the new Entombed album."
Dutch death metal band Grand Supreme Blood Court will release debut album, "Bow Down Before The Blood Court," via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 20th in North America.
A new song from the album, titled "Circus Of Mass Torment," is now available online and can be streamed in the player below. Pre-orders for the album can be found at this location. The album's track listing is:
1. All Rise!
2. Bow Down Before The Blood Court
3. There Shall Be No Acquittance
4. Veredictum Sanguis
5. Behead The Defence
6. Grand Justice, Grand Pain
7. Fed To The Boars
8. Circus Of Mass Torment
9. Public Castration
10. Piled Up For The Scavangers
11. ... And Thus The Billions Shall Burn More...
Blast Head Records is proud to announce the signing of Birmingham, Alabama's Nebulous for the release of the technical death metallers debut album "The Quantum Transcendence of Death."
Blast Head Records owner Paul Shaw comments, "From the moment I heard Nebulous I was absolutely floored, the songs have this amazing energy, which I think people will really gravitate to. They are a band that has a solid vision of what they are after, and this type of work ethic always pays off! I am very ecstatic to be working with them and looking forward to the release of' 'The Quantum Transcendence of Death'!"
The band recorded half of the album during the summer of 2011, but in October the group suffered a major loss with the death of drummer Justin Beasley. The band has forged ahead in Justin's memory and has just recently finalized the remaining tracks. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joseph McQueen (As I Lay Dying) of Echelon Studios.
The album artwork was completed by George Prasinis (Kataplexia, Mass Infection, Spawn of Possession), and two tracks from the release are available below. The track listing is:
PART ONE: THE MACHINATION
I: Of Means and Ends
III: SN 5270
IV: Aggregating Powers
V: The Quantum Transcendence of Death
PART TWO: INTO INFINITE SPECTRUMS
VI. Devourer of the Cosmos
VII. Forever Impaled
IX. Spectrums More...
The UK-based extreme metal act Dragged Into Sunlight has premiered the new album "Widowmaker" in North America via Exclaim.ca. Check out the full album stream at this location.
"Widowmaker" is set for a November 6th release on CD and MP3 through Prosthetic Records and a November 13th release on vinyl. The album consists of three tracks, simply titled "Part 1," Part 2," and "Part 3," that combine into 40 minutes of "pure aural debauchery." More...
Antimatter has released a new music video for "Uniformed & Black," which can be found below. The song is taken off the band's upcoming album "Fear Of A Unique Identity," set for North American release on January 15th, 2013. Mick Moss comments about the video clip:
"'Uniformed & Black', with its short running time, infectious hook and driven energy, always struck me as having potential to be a single or a video. With the ink dry on the new contract with Prophecy Productions, it was the perfect time to explore the possibilities for this. Sometime in 2012 I developed a film concept to accompany the song, and later that year the promo was greenlit by Prophecy.
"We looked at a few filmmakers and settled upon the team of Nicolas Giraldon, Mehdi Messouci and Grégoire Orio. It was a very strange experience to actually sit in a scene that up until that moment had only existed in my head. Very surreal. The concept of the video perfectly sums up the idea behind the song, and also 'Fear Of A Unique Identity' as a whole – the suppression of individuality in order to blend in with the masses." More...
Evile is gearing up for a special hometown performance at the Holmfirth Picturedrome tomorrow - Saturday, November 3rd.
The show follows Evile's headlining U.K. tour with Wolf, which wrapped up on Monday in Southampton. Joining Evile at the Holmfirth Picturedrome are special guests and labelmates Savage Messiah along with competition winners Shrapnel.
Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:
"Tomorrow we hit our hometown for a night of metal with our friends Savage Messiah and competition winners Shrapnel. I can't wait to get back on the Picturedrome stage and share it with two other great bands. We're selling a very limited edition T-shirt on the night which will only ever be available at this show, so it's a great chance to grab some rare Evile merch. Feel free to come in Halloween fancy dress! The night is, after all, called 'All Hallow's Evile.' See you all there!" More...
Dordeduh has released a new live video for "Flacararii," which can be viewed below. The band also comments:
"The second official video of Dordeduh is available now. The footage was taken at Brutal Assault festival in the summer of 2011 and the song we chose is 'Flacararii' from our album 'Dar De Duh'. We hope you enjoy it!"
The previously posted "Dojana" music video is also available over at this location.
El Caco released the new album “Hatred, Love and Diagrams” back in January of this year, and now it's time for the band to hit the road once again. Tour dates are as follows:
27.11.12 Germany Osnabrück Bastard Club
28.11.12 D Cham LA
29.11.12 Austria Salzburg Rock House Bar
30.11.12 Austria Milstatt Bergwerk
01.12.12 Switzerland Olten Coq d'Or
03.12.12 UK London Garage w/ Red Fang
04.12.12 UK Manchester Club Academy w/ Red Fang
05.12.12 UK Glasgow Ivory Blacks w/ Red Fang
06.12.12 UK Birmingham HMV Library w/ Red Fang
07.12.12 Belgium Vosselaar Biebob w/ Red Fang
09.12.12 Germany Köln Essigfabrik w/ Red Fang More...
Just For Fun
Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about launching a new online poker platform:
"Heavy metal fans have found a new online home to party, poker and rock out. Nuclear Blast, together with kuuluu AG, launches Nuclear Blast Poker a free-to-play social platform. Nuclear Blast Poker is not just an online poker game but also a community platform where metal freaks interact, show their love for metal by styling their avatar with cool hardcore items from the shop all whilst listening to the newest music releases from Nuclear Blast label on an integrated music player. Join the game at this location or visit and play as a guest on the Nuclear Blast website.
"Nuclear Blast Poker allows all metalheads to congregate, meet new like-minded people, compete for stellar prizes and live-out their passion for metal fashion. The in-game shop players have the chance to choose items for their poker alter-ego avatar from a huge selection that shows the rest of the world what they’re really made of.
"Nuclear Blast Poker is free-to-play and all about giving metal fans the opportunity to meet each other in a new and exciting environment. Players can choose from casual tournaments, challenge friends or simply take a seat directly at a regular sit-down table to win virtual chips, gold and experience points. Furthermore, the user experience is designed with the metal fan in mind with stunning backdrops, hardcore avatars and rockin’ items, and to top it off the Nuclear Blast Player on SoundCloud blaring out the latest tracks of the label. More...
U.K. metalcore act Bury Tomorrow is currently touring across Europe in support of the band's most recent effort, "The Union Of Crowns." Metal Hammer Germany now issued the second episode of the band's official tour diary in both German and English.
Check out an excerpt below or the full tour diary at this location (English version available below the German text).
Bury Tomorrow's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Nov 9th - Southampton, Mo Club
Nov 10th - London, Alexandra Palace (UK Warped)
Nov 11th - Birmingham, HMV Institute
Nov 12th - Manchester, Academy 2
Nov 13th - Leeds, Metro Uni
Nov 14th - Glasgow, Garage
Nov 15th - Newcastle, Uni
Nov 16th - Nottingham, Rock City
Nov 17th - Norwich, Waterfront More...
The heavy metal cruise 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this coming January 28th, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL. The organizers of the cruise have now announced both Tiamat and Evergrey as the latest confirmed bands. For more info and to book a cabin, head over to this location.
So far the following 23 out of 40 total acts have been announced:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SUBWAY TO SALLY
A few days after the release of new full-length album "Illuminatis," French act Naïve has now unleashed a new music video for the single "Belly." The clip was directed by Théo Sauvage & band member Jouch, and is available below. A teaser trailer for the album is also available over at this location.
Bands on Tour TV attended the candlelight vigil in honor of Mitchell Adam Lucker of Suicide Silence, who died November 1st, 2012 from a motorcycle accident. Check out the footage from the event below.
Mitch's wife speaks during the vigil and confirms rumors that have been circulating that the accident was alcohol related as Mitch was drinking prior to driving and had been struggling with alcoholism.
The band also commented yesterday, "There's no easy way to say this. Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. This is completely devastating to all of us and we offer our deepest condolences to his family. He will be forever in our hearts. R.I.P. Mitchell Adam Lucker - We Love You Brother."
In what appears to be the official first band from Zimbabwe Metalunderground has the pleasure to cover, Dividing The Element has posted a new track online titled "Revolution Among Oppression." Check out the song below, and show some support for the spreading of metal worldwide over at the band's Facebook profile. Dividing The Element is:
Guitar/Backing Vocals: Chris Van
Guitar/Vocals: Sherlic White
Bass: Archie Chikoti
Drums: Alek Zek
French black metal act Way To End has announced the band's second album will be titled "Various Shades of Black." You can check out the song "L’apprenti" in the player below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1 Sous les rangs
3. Evolution fictive
6. La figure dansante de l'incompréhension
7. A mon ombre
8. Au fond d'un verre de poussière
10. La ronde des muses fânées
11. Various shades of black More...
Michael Schenker's “Temple of Rock: Live in Europe” will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and as a Limited Deluxe Edition containing all 3 formats this coming December 3rd, 2012. This release includes songs performed live in Tilburg, The Netherlands in May 2012, and at London’s High Voltage Festival in 2011.
Schenker sees his music as a building block in the construction of the Temple Of Rock. "The Temple is almost finished," explains Michael. “The foundation was laid in the 60s by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. The walls were then built by UFO and others in the 70s. By the 80s it was further reinforced by the likes of the Scorpions, and many more influential rock bands.”
The Tilburg gig features Schenker (lead guitar), Doogie White (vocals), Herman Rarebell (drums), Francis Buchholz (bass), and Wayne Findley (rhythm guitar, keyboards). London's 2011 High Voltage Festival features Michael Voss (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions) who plays rhythm guitar on “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” “Hanging On,” and “Doctor Doctor,” UFO’s Pete Way who plays bass guitar on “Doctor Doctor,” and vocalists Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey) and Doogie White, who both sing on “Doctor Doctor.” More...
Philadelphia based act No Stayer has just self-released the band's debut single, and you can now stream the B-side "Forest By The Mountain" through the player below, or buy the track over at the No Stayer bandcamp page here. More info on No Stayer can be found at Facebook.
Incantation's new album "Vanquish in Vengeance" is due out on November 26th via Listenable Records, and the title track from the release is now available for streaming in the player below. Pre-orders are available at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Invoked Infinity
2. Ascend into the Eternal
3. Progeny of Tyranny
4. Transcend into Absolute Dissolution
6. Vanquish in Vengeance
7. Profound Loathing
8, The Hellions Genesis
9. From Hallow Sands
10. Legion of Dis
Few details have emerged in the recently announced Ozzfest 2013 in Japan, which takes place on the weekend of May 11th and 12th. The latest announcement reveals headliners for both days. Slipknot will headline the festival on Saturday, May 11th and Black Sabbath with headline Sunday, May 12, 2013. More information will be reported as it is revealed.
Check out the flyer below: More...
"Slithering," the brand new video from Portuguese extreme progressive metallers Malevolence, sees its exclusive U.S. premiere today through Metalunderground.com (as well as PureGrainAudio for Canada and Arte Sonora for Portugal). The clip was directed by David Barros of 4THERECORDS and can be viewed below.
The song "Slithering," written by guitarist/vocalist Carlos Cariano, is taken from the band’s upcoming third album "Antithetical," which will be released in 2013. To find out more on the album, you can also check out our exclusive track-by-track breakdown straight from the band at this location.
Carlos commented about the new video: “Slithering was the first single extracted from our impending new album. Decibel Magazine kindly assisted us to make the premiere of the audio episode some weeks ago, helping us in the process to show the song writing diversity on 'Antithetical.' Now we are moving forward and presenting the visual production of our first (ever) music video interrelated with the same song. To achieve that we worked with 4THERECORDS, a young company producing mainly short films and commercials. SLITHERING is their boldest achievement to date and we are truly pleased with the visual quality of our first cooperation with this entity. The support of 4THERECORDS was central and decisive to attain the professional final results."
Considering the alliances used for the video release, Carlos added: “Subsequent to the premiere of 'Slithering' we received rave reviews far and wide. The interest upon 'Antithetical' grows on a daily basis rate. Sharing our video through such professional media, in 3 different countries at the same time means quite something!” More...
Swiss melodic power metal band Pertness posted a fifth trailer for the band's upcoming third LP "Frozen Time." The video features parts of the new track "Shadow Knights" over various in studio and live footage. The album is expected for release on November 9, 2012 through Pure Legend/Kathargo a division of Pure Steel Records.
Check out the clip here:
Belgium based supergroup Epysode, featuring guitarist Samuel Arkan, posted additional behind the scenes footage on the band's writing of the upcoming sophomore release. The band will enter the studio at the end of this year to record the album and will target 2013 as a release year.
Epysode features members from Pain of Salvation, At Vance, Ethernity, Adagio, Communic and more. In 2008, the album "Obsessions" was released through AFM Records.
The following video features the new track "The Arch": More...
German pagan metal warriors Wolfchant have signed a deal with NoiseArt Records and will release the fifth studio LP entitled "Embrace By Fire" in March of 2013, which is the follow up to the 2011 Massacre Records release "Call of the Black Winds." The album's artwork is shown below.
Wolfchant has established itself in the national and international Viking/Pagan Metal scene within the last years and has acquired a big fan base due to their energetic live shows and killer performances.
The band commented on the signing and new LP:
"We are very delighted and are looking forward to the cooperation with Noiseart Records / Rock The Nation. We are very proud to have the possibility to release our new album together with such a reliable and professional partner."
NoiseArt Records also commented on the signing:
"We are very glad that we have, with Wolfchant, catched the next big fish and that we've got the chance to extend the NAR roster with another high caliber band. We have big plans with Wolfchant and are looking forward to a successful future."
Mario "Lokhi" Möginger (Vocals)
Michael "Nortwin" Seifert (Rebellion/Xiron) (Clean Vocals)
Mario "Skaahl" Liebl (Guitar)
Ragnar (Nothgard) (Guitar)
Daniel "Norgahd" Liebl (Drums, Accordion, Keyboards, Vocals)
Dieter "Gvern" Kasberger (Keyboard) More...
New York thrash metal band Pirosaint has announced the addition of Nicolas Scandiffio (formerly of Inside Out) as its new Them Bleed" featuring its new line up. The track was recorded and mixed by Ignacio Orellana at Oily Sound Studios in New Windsor, NY and Mastered at SoundLab, NJ. You can download the track for free over at soundcloud.
Nicolas Scandiffio did commented: "I'm happy. I have finally found my match, Pirosaint is exactly what I have been searching for… my admiration for all genres of heavy metal music made me land on the ideal situation."
Drummer Ignacio Orellana also commented: "We had to move fast after the last bad experience with the singer, so as soon as we knew that Nicolas was our guy, we decided to do a song and see what we could get from that mix and here it is!… It's 'a new yesterday' for me personally since Pirosaint has released brand new material after fifteen years of being asleep. So, now we are working on a mini album wich we have already recorded half way … We hope to have it finished by the end of these year and release it on CD format via Digmetalworld Records by March of next year."
Currently the band Pirosaint has been confirmed as supporting act for Marc Rizzo of Soulfly and the Cavalera Conspiracy on the following dates:
- Nov 23 Bogies, Albany NY
- Dec 15 The Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY