Metal News for November 2, 2013
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Texas metal outfit Gargantuan (not to be confused with the Irish band of the same name), has released a new Halloween single titled "Christophis." Give the song a listen below, or find more info on Gargantuan at the band's Facebook profile here.
The Gothic/industrial outfit ToxSyn has released a video for the track "Crumble to Clay," which appears on the "Toxic" single. Check it out below, or you can pick up the single at iTunes here.
A new episode of "In the Vault" with Shanda Golden has now been posted online, in which she interviews the ESP Guitars endorsed Jeremy Wagner & Chuck Wepfer of Broken Hope. Check out the video interview below.
Los Angeles, CA hard rockers Dead End Sky are set to release their upcoming self-titled album soon. The band is fronted by vocalist Kyle Zemanek, who also formerly served as vocalist for Five Finger Death Punch and Deadsett.
The first single "Always" can be heard heard below. Dead End Sky's new album was mixed by producer/mixer/engineer Brian Virtue (30 Seconds to Mars, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Jane's Addiction, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).
Dead End Sky recorded at the NRG recording studio in North Hollywood with veteran engineer Josh Newell (Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Intronaut), and was mastered by Paul Logus (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Volbeat, Hellyeah).
Vocalist Kyle Zemanek states, “I spent the last few years writing and had around 70 songs. In late 2012, it was time to pull the trigger and put a band together. We honed in on 12 specific songs and within a few months we were in the studio recording our debut album.”
Joining Zemanek in the group are Rich Abronson (lead guitar), Dan Bartlett (bass), and Masa Oishi (drums). The band is lined up to play Loaded in Hollywood, CA on November 4th. More...
After splitting with bassist Ronald Van Schaik, Alerion has now issued the following update about the situation:
"We are happy to announce Tom Gorissen will help us out by playing bass guitar during our upcoming shows, starting with the ProgMayhem II Festival, November 23rd.
"Tom is known as keyboardist and bassist for the Dutch symphonic metal band Hymir. Tom and Bas have been in contact since 2009 and Tom has collaborated with Alerion before on some keyboard parts. He will be featured on the upcoming full-length Alerion album with a guest keyboard solo and perhaps even more."
Tom also comments:
"Hey guys and girls, I'm happy to announce my arrival to Alerion. I've followed the band for quite a while now, and also had some musical collaborations working on keys for Alerion with Bas. This was a very nice experience, so when I was asked to help out on bass guitar, there was no need to think twice! You may know me from my other band Hymir, in which I play keyboards and bass guitar.
"I'm looking forward to working with Alerion, supporting the band on keys, playing bass and performing for you guys and girls on stage! Cya on the battlefield!"
Formed by members from various backgrounds (Amanda Woodward, Cowards, L'Homme Puma, Ravi), Parisian screamo/crust outfit Death Mercedes will release debut full-length, "Sans Éclat," as a 12" vinyl on December 15th via Throatruiner Records and Sieve And Sand Records.
Recorded and mixed by Francis Caste then mastered by Jay Maas from Defeater, "Sans Éclat" can be downloaded (for free) and pre-ordered at this location. You can also stream it below.
Demented Sanity has released the band's "Legacy" album online for free download. Pick up your digital copy at the band's website here.
The album was produced by Mark Lewis (Devil Driver, The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium) and features special guests Ryan Knight from The Black Dalia Murder and Jon Howard from Threat Signal.
Lajon “LJ” Witherspoon, lead vocalist for Sevendust -- On stage, a raging bull, all muscle and ferocity. On a couch, he’s the polar opposite with a calm energy and warm smile. His deep enjoyment of whatever he talks about is worn clearly on his face at all times. It’s easy to see why he’s been devoted for the better part of two decades to making Sevendust the titan band that it is. Backstage with him for an interview before a hometown gig for him, a Nashville, TN tour stop with Asking Alexandria, he made me feel tall, and not just because he was about two inches shorter than my 5’9”. Something about his infectious happiness just makes you feel so good.
On October 5th of this year, when Sevendust played the Ride For Dime memorial concert in Nashville in honor of Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Lajon spent nearly 5 hours after the show interacting with the concert-goers, not out of obligation, but out of genuine interest and respect. That’s just one show in his extensive tour life. That’s just how he is. With a set list that included songs like “Decay,” “Strong Arm,” “Denial,” “Splinter,” “Face 2 Face,” and “Alpha,” Lajon and the band were about to give Nashville something special once again.
During our interview beforehand, he detailed the band’s VIP program, which involves actually playing on stage with the band, his memories from earlier years in Nashville (his hometown), comfort foods, playing shows for the military troops overseas, and a little about his upcoming plans for a solo record, which I could tell he had been mulling over excitedly for some time. More...
Greek industrial/thrash outfit PosTraumaTiC has released a music video for the track "Monetary Sanity," taken from the band's debut full-length album "The Script."
The album was mixed and mastered at Made In Hell Studio by David Prudent. Check out the new video clip below.
Stoner outfit Warp Riders has posted the song "Astral Plane" online, which can be heard in the player provided below. The track will appear on a self-titled EP due out later this month. Warp Riders consists of:
Erik Matias Solis - Bass
Markus Berntzen - Guitar
Eimund Aadahl - Drums
Ben Bouker - Vocals
Dolye wants you to make a music video for any song off new album "Abominator" as part of the group's “Land of the Evil” video contest. The grand prize is one Oktober Annihilator guitar signed by Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein himself. You can find full official rules at this location.
To enter, create a music video for any song off "Abominator." The song chosen is to be used as recorded - no mashups, night core, manipulation of the recording, or mixing with other copyrighted material allowed.
The deadline for entry is midnight on November 21st. To enter, log in to your YouTube account and upload your video. Set the privacy settings to public, title it “Land of the Evil video contest” and tag it “DOYLE Abominator and ‘song used’” and send the link to Bruce@InsaneManagement.com. More...
Deadspeaker has released the first song from the forthcoming EP "Our World Left Behind," which will be available on December 11th, 2013.
The track "Contaminated Society" was recorded at OrustStreet Studios, with vocals mixed by Buster Odeholm. Check out a lyric video for the track below, or find more info on Deadspaker at Facebook here.
"The End of Humanity," the sophomore effort from old-school death metal purists Warmaster, is now available worldwide through Dead Beat Media and Slaughterhouse Records. The band hooked up with DeathMetal.Org's Brett Stevens (aka Vijay Prozak) for an in-depth interview and full album stream of "The End of Humanity." Check out the stream and interview at this location.
"Nightmare Vortex," the debut album from German death metal brutes Slaughterday, will be unleashed from the abyss December 6th on FDA Rekotz on CD, LP, and digital formats. The album is the successor to the full-length "Cosmic Horror" limited cassette demo. Check out a teaser video for "Nightmare Vortex" below, after the three live dates that the band has posted.
11/08 - Ear Terror Fest 2013 @ Alte Post - Emden, Germany www.earterror.de
11/29 @ Bahndamn - Wermelskirchen, Germany w/ WOUND, GOREGAST & LIFELESS
12/07 @ Nocturnus Fest Vol. 3 @ K17 - Berlin
Check out a teaser video for Nightmare Vortex at this location.
"Soul Rot" from Atlanta old school death metal unit Disfigurement is out now on Boris Records, released September 19th on CD and digital formats. The CD version comes with a link to download bonus live material. The EP will be available on iTunes and all other major digital retailers this November.
Since forming in 2011, Disfigurement has been active in the Atlanta metal scene, booking and performing with such acts as Nile, Deicide, Kreator, Inquisition, Miasmal and others. Stream "Soul Rot" over at bandcamp and below.
Epic doom metal scions Crypt Sermon have announced the forthcoming release of their 2013 debut, "DEMO MMXIII," in the form of a special edition cassette tape via Dark Descent Records. The tape, exclusively limited to 300 copies, is slated for a worldwide release on December 17th. "DEMO MMXII" is streaming in full over at bandcamp and below in the player.
Regarding the forthcoming release, the band said: "Crypt Sermon is thrilled to see our demo finally unearthed. We'd like to thank Dark Descent Records for their support, and look forward to creating new music for the underground. We are currently hard at work writing our full length debut, and look forward to hitting the road in the near future."