Metal News for November 22, 2010
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Crown the Lost has posted their first music video, for the track "Separate Blood From Waste," which comes off their forthcoming album, "Cold Pestilent Hope." Filming and editing was done by Andy Pollack. Check out the video below:
TheRave.com will be streaming Epica live in concert from The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. The worldwide broadcast will begin at 8pm CDT (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific/2a GMT) on Sunday, November 28th. The concert will also be rebroadcast at a later date to be determined. Scar Symmetry, Blackguard, and The Agonist are also scheduled to be a part of the broadcast.
The stream is FREE for fans around the world to view from the comfort of their home computers.
Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am revisiting Vancouver, Canada’s underground metal scene. While last time we gave some of the city's death metal bands the spotlight, this time I'm taking a look at the city’s more experimental metal acts. There is no doubt that this west coast Canadian city is abundant in metal talent, but beneath the piles of death metal and hardcore/metalcore acts lay a handful of exceptionally talented progressive and experimental bands. This week we will be taking a closer look at three of these bands.
Nylithia is an absolute force in every aspect. Its music is insanely technical and vastly diverse. While being labeled as a death metal act, Nylithia combines stylistic elements from many different areas. Technical death metal, progressive metal, ambient and melodic thrash metal are all combined into one fluent sound. The members who come together in Nylithia are also exceptionally young and are one of the youngest active bands in the Vancouver metal scene. A debut EP was released in 2008 by the name of “Infector,” and the band is currently setting up some studio time to record its second album and debut full length for a mid-2011 release. Nylithia has already made news around the world when they debuted a music video for its adaptation of a Super Mario theme song, which Metalunderground.com covered. Do not be surprised if you start to hear alot more about Nylithia in 2011. Its extremely entertaining debut music video for the track “Replicants” is available for viewing below. Nylithia may be underground today, but could easily become a household name in extreme metal in the years to come.
Willowtip Records has issued the following update about Ulcerate finishing the recording for the band's new album:
"Ulcerate have finished recording their new album titled The Destroyers of All. The Destroyers of All is the New Zealand based bands’ 3rd full length and it will be released via Willowtip on Jan 25th 2011. Ambitious, oppressive and expansive, with a strict adherence to the tradition of total bleakness the band is becoming known for, The Destroyers of All presents the most atmospheric and challenging listen from the band to date. The Destroyers of All is the band’s second full length on Willowtip and the follow up to 2009’s Everything is Fire which garnered the band massive praise from both press and fans worldwide and was also named one of the decades best albums by MetalReview.com."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Burning Skies
2. Dead Oceans
3. Cold Becoming
5. The Hollow Idols
7. The Destroyers of All
Norrköping, Sweden doom metal act Griftegard released its debut full-length, "Solemn-Sacred-Severe," in the US earlier this year via Van Records. The album was recorded and mixed during the first half of 2009 in Milk Studios, Norrköping, and produced by the band, with co-producer engineer/studio owner Magnus Jonsson. Decibel Magazine is currently streaming three tracks off the album. The songs "Charles Taze Russell," "I Refuse These Ashes," and "Noah’s hands" can be heard at this location.
EyeHateGod has added on a Forth Worth, Texas date to the band's upcoming tour. The band's upcoming Winter shows are as follows:
11/30/2010 Bottletree - Birmingham, AL w/ Phobia
12/01/2010 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN w/ Phobia
12/02/2010 Tremont - Charlotte, NC w/ Crowbar, Phobia
12/03/2010 The Oasis - Charleston, SC w/ Phobia
12/04/2010 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Phobia, Sons Of Tonatiuh
12/05/2010 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Phobia
12/06/2010 Birdy’s - Indianapolis, IN w/ Goatwhore, Phobia
12/07/2010 Downtown - Little Rock, AR w/ Goatwhore, Phobia
12/08/2010 Drifter’s - Fayetteville, AR w/ Phobia, Zoroaster
12/09/2010 The Marquee - Tulsa, OK w/ Phobia, Zoroaster
12/10/2010 Korova - San Antonio, TX w/ Phobia, Zoroaster
12/11/2010 Reno’s - Dallas, TX w/ Phobia, Zoroaster
12/12/2010 Red Seven - Austin, TX w/ Phobia, Zoroaster
12/13/2010 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX w/ Phobia, Zoroaster
Australia's Reapers Riddle has posted a new song online, which is taken off the band's "A Touch of Death" EP. The new track "Fall Away," along with the previously uploaded "Zombified," is available for streaming via the official Reapers Riddle MySpace page. You can also catch Reapers Riddle live at the following upcoming live show:
11/28 2010 The Swan Hotel North Freo, Western Au, AUSTRALIA
16 has recently seen the digital re-issue of the band's "Blaze of Incompetence" (1997) album and the digital release of "The First Trimester," which includes the 1998 Scott Case collection of rare tracks that has been rearranged to include a cover of Slayer’s "At Dawn The Sleep." Additional information and audio previews can be heard here and here.
16 has also begun writing for the follow-up album to the band's Relapse debut "Bridges To Burn." This will be the first 16 album to feature new drummer Mateo Pinkerton (ex-BUZZOV*EN, CROM). Additional recording and album information will be made available shortly.
Montana based extreme metal act Throne of Malediction is currently offering several songs as free MP3 downloads. The tracks "Season of Death," "The Sins Within," "The Only One," "Ceremonial Blood," and the Candlemass cover of "Solitude" can be streamed or downloaded at this location. Throne of Malediction is also soon to release the band's debut full-length album "Ceremonial Blood." Further details on the release date will be announced as they are made available.
Behemoth’s latest release, the DVD "Evangelia Heretika," which hit streets on November 9th, has entered the Billboard Charts for first week sales coming in at #15 on the Top Music Video Chart. "Evangelia Heretika" also hit the charts in Canada coming in at the #12 spot on the Top Music Video Chart.
Video teasers for Evangelia Heretika can be viewed now on MetalBlade.tv at this location. The DVD includes three discs featuring two full shows (live in Paris 2008 and Live in Warsaw 2009), every Behemoth music video ever made, the "Evangelion" tour documentary featuring band interviews plus backstage footage, and a bonus "Live in Warsaw" audio CD.
Behemoth also recently announced that front man Adam "Nergal" Darski, who sufferfs from leukemia, has found a bone marrow donor.
Hungary's Angertea has issued the following update about releasing a new three song EP:
"These days we have received the first mixes of the new songs from Neil Kernon, and they really kick ass! They are soon being sent to have it mastered to a mastering engineer called Alan Douches, who made albums of such bands as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura, Deicide, Madball, Mastodon, Misfits etc. We'll soon be done with the 3 songs!
"Another news is that we're making an other new video, too, for our song Distrust in which Scott Reeder plays a guest solo. This is going to be completely different from the video of Streams, but no more information is to be told about this. We haven't decided yet, though, how and when to release the EP."
Swedish metal act Portrait has announced three upcoming Irish live shows in March, 2011. The currently announced dates are as follows:
3/10 2011 An Cruiscin Lan Cork, IRELAND
3/11 2011 The Pint Dublin, IRELAND
3/12 2011 The Limelight Belfast, IRELAND
Portrait is also currently in the process of recording a new album. Additional details on the album's title and release date will be announced as they are made avialable.
Vomitory has issued the following announcement about recording a new full-length album:
"Recording for the new album has started! On Sunday the 14th, we began the recording of the eighth Vomitory full length album at Leon Music Studios outside Karlstad in Sweden. Just like on our two previous albums, Rikard Löfgren is engineering and co-producing the album.
"We will be finished by mid December and the album is planned for an April 2011 release through Metal Blade Records. The album title is set but won't get official until we're done with the recording. There is a studio diary at the official Vomitory forum at Global Domination. Click here to get there. There you will get updates on the progress in the studio, pictures, video clips etc."
Asking Alexandria recently completed a North American tour with All That Remains and will now spend the remainder of the year touring the U.K. on a series of headlining shows. The band is also set to release the remix album "Stepped Up And Scratched (Stand Up and Scream Remix)" in January, 2011. This record is a remixed, electro/dubstep version of the band's debut album "Stand Up And Scream," and will include all new artwork and packaging.
Ben Bruce (guitars) has checked in with the following report upon completing the most recent tour: "I can't really think of many words to sum up the All That Remains tour. The only words that really come to mind are fucking awesome. It was a great tour. We made some great friends during this five week trek across America and had some really amazing times. The crowds at every show were great. We had our loyal and dedicated fans come out to see us, and I feel like we won a lot of new fans on this tour as well.
"It was our last U.S. tour of 2010, and what a great way to leave the country. The last tour of the year is a headlining UK run. We are so excited to be going back home and playing across Britain. The tour is sold out, which is really amazing considering it's our first UK tour and we couldn't be happier. 2010 has been amazing, but this is only the beginning. 2011 is going to be unreal."
Blackguard is set to release a new album through Victory Records in Spring of 2011. The band has now updated its tour schedule with the following dates:
w/ Epica (*) , Scar Symmetry (^), The Agonist (#)
11/22/2010 Sneaky Dee’s^# Toronto ON
11/23/2010 London Music Hall*^# London ON
11/24/2010 Peabody’s*^# Cleveland OH
11/25/2010 Reggie’s Rock Club^# Chicago IL
11/26/2010 Blondie’s*^# Detroit MI
11/27/2010 Headliner’s Music Hall*^# Louisville KY
11/28/2010 The Rave*^# Milwaukee WI
11/30/2010 BLUEBIRD THEATER*^# Denver CO
12/2/2010 El Corazon*^# Seattle WA
12/3/2010 Rickshaw Theater*^# Vancouver
12/4/2010 Hawthorne Theater*^# Portland OR
12/5/2010 DNA LOUNGE*^# San Francisco CA
12/6/2010 CHEYENNE SALOON^# Las Vegas NV
12/7/2010 Key Club*^# Los Angeles CA
12/8/2010 RAMONA MAINSTAGE*^# Ramona CA
12/9/2010 The Clubhouse*^# Tempe AZ
12/11/2010 TREES*^# Dallas TX
12/12/2010 Emo’s*^# Austin TX
12/14/2010 The Club at Firestone*^# Orlando FL
12/15/2010 Culture Room*^# Ft. Lauderdale FL
12/17/2010 Masquerade*^# Atlanta GA
12/18/2010 Volume 11*^# Raleigh NC More...
California's Touche Amore has signed to Deathwish for the release of a new album in 2011. The band is set to enter the studio this winter to begin recording the album. Touche Amore is on tour now in Europe, with the following remaining dates:
11/22 Norwich, UK @ The Marquee
11/23 Manchester, UK @ Retro Bar
11/24 Basingstoke, UK @ Bang Bar
11/25 Brighton, UK @ Hydrant
11/26 Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova
11/27 Bielefeld, Germany @ Ajz
11/28 Trier, Germany @ Ex Hause
Obscura drummer Hannes Grossman is working on his first instructional drum DVD titled “Progressive Concepts for the Modern Metal Drummer." The DVD will feature different chapters about hand/foot techniques, blast beats, advanced double bass drumming, rhythmic modulations, and song and performance tutorials.
Grossman commented on his forthcoming DVD: "After the recordings for Obscura's new album I decided to start filming because the energy of the recording process was still valid. The final motivation came from Nile-drummer George Kollias, with whom we toured in Japan. Thanks again, Bro'! Of course the DVD will not only feature solo and song performances, but also very deep advice about the things that I use, like finger control technique, hybrid techniques, advanced foot technique or odd-time signatures."
Obscura has also been confirmed for the Mass Deathtruction Festival in Belgium and the Bang Your Head Festival in Luxembourg this December.
Spanish act Achokarlos has posted a promo video online for the band's latest album "Mind Landscapes," which can be viewed below.
The "Mind Landscapes" track listing is as follows: More...
Eternal-terror.com has conducted an interview with Epica guitarist Isaac Delahaye after a live show in Oslo. Footage from the interview can be seen in the two video clips below.
Jag Panzer has issued the following update about finishing the new album "Scourge of the Light" and revealing the cover artwork:
"Everything is recorded! 'Scourge Of The Light' is scheduled for release February and March 2011, depending on your location. This is the album cover for the new album. It was painted by Los Angeles artist Justin Yun. Obviously the logo and title aren't in this image. We wanted everyone to see Justin's entire painting. We'll keep you updated! Until then, thanks for all of your support, we can't wait for you to hear our new album!"
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Condemned to Fight
2. The Setting of the Sun
3. Bringing on the End
4. Call to Arms
7. Let It Out
10. The Book of Kells
Funeral For A Friend has checked in with the following update about releasing a new album:
"We thought we'd update you on the EP. If you pledged on a TYAD CD unsigned and unbundled you should now have it in your hands! They were sent out at the end of last week. If you pledged on a signed copy they are on their way back from being signed by the band as you read this and will also be sent out this week. Posters and t shirts are sitting ready and when the signed CDs come in all bundles containing these items will be go go go! Watch your postbox. The Casually Dressed presentation discs will also be on your walls by now. Hope you love them. The vinyl EPs and DVDs aren't in yet so stay tuned to the PledgeMusic site for news on those shortly. All of which brings us round to..
"As we're sure you're all aware we've got a new record coming out early next year. And if you liked The Young And Defenceless, this one's going to blow you a new back passage. If you did get involved in the EP then we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to you. You helped us make that record and we were overwhelmed with the support it received. We’re so happy with the EP and excitement in the FFAF camp is at an all time high. If you made it to Cardiff recently and saw the show we did with Tiger Please, we hope that came across and that you enjoyed the new songs we previewed for you.
"So what next? The album! The whole process around the EP and the freedom that working with PledgeMusic and you guys gave us was so liberating that we’re inspired to do it again. It feels like the momentum we started with Memory And Humanity and then continued with TYAD in terms of retaining control about how we make the record, and then how we choose to release it has started something we don’t want to stop right now. And you are a big part of that. So thank you! And read on. More...
BareBonesMusic.com sat down for an interview with Alex Webster and Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse to discuss the band's upcoming releases. Footage from the interview can be viewed in the clip below.
Anaal Nathrakh has checked in from the recording studio with the following brief update: "Anaal Nathrakh now in the studio! All music finished, only three more songs to finish vocals for now. Will hopefully be finished this week, will keep you posted!" In the mean time, you can also check out sample Anaal Nathrakh songs available for streaming through the band's MySpace page. Additional details on the band's upcoming release will be announced as they are made available.
Norway's Iskald has announced the band's upcoming album will be titled "The Sun I Carried Alone," and the album is currently scheduled for a January 17th, 2011 release via Indie Recordings. The cover artwork can be viewed here. "The Sun I Carried Alone" track listing is as follows:
2. Under The Black Moon
3. Natt utover Havet
4. Forged By Wolves
5. I Lys Av Mørket
6. The Sun I Carried Alone
7. Rigor Mortis
8. These Dreams Divine
9. Burning Bridges
RETRO GRAVE, featuring original and former TROUBLE drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, has been confirmed for the Days Of The Doomed Fest, set to take place June 17-18, 2011 at The P.L.A.V. in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Commented Olson: "I'm very excited to play for our friends in the mid west for the Days Of The Doom Fest. It's going to be great to perform on stage again. I've missed that! In addition, because I live in southern Maine, I have not yet had the chance to see my longtime TROUBLE friends, Eric Wagner and Ron Holzner perform with their new bands, BLACKFINGER and EARTHEN GRAVE. I'm looking forward to see them again as well as the latest up and coming bands in the doom scene. Stay tuned for RETRO GRAVE's debut show to be held in New York City soon with my friends from GNAW."
The Days Of The Doomed Fest billing is shaping up as follows:
KIN OF ETTINS
RETRO GRAVE (feat. Jeff "Oly" Olson of TROUBLE fame)
APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE
BLACKFINGER (feat. Eric Wagner of TROUBLE fame)
EARTHEN GRAVE (feat. Ron Holzner of TROUBLE fame)
Tickets are on sale now. Weekend passes are $40.00 through PayPalusing firstname.lastname@example.org for payment.
Cleveland, Ohio based metal outfit Chimaira has announced that bass player Jim LaMarca has decided to retire from his position in the band. Their message reads as follows:
"After a decade of good times and achievements, our friend and band mate Jim LaMarca has decided to retire from Chimaira. We wish him nothing but the best as he settles in and starts a family.
"As for seeking a replacement… we’ll cross that bridge down the line. In the meantime, consider it 'business as usual' with the Chimaira you know and love.
"Emil Werstler (Daath guitarist) will be handling the bass duties for the rest of the year, and we’ll see you on the road!"
In a recent update, Onslaught founder and guitarist Nige Rockett revealed that the band's forthcoming new single release, "The Sound Of Violence/Bomber" will feature guest appearances from Sodom frontman Tom Angelripper and Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell. The message reads as follows:
"We're really stoked to finally be getting some new material out in the public domain, its been such a long time since the Killing Peace album and this will be a great little sampler for the upcoming album release in early 2011. The Sound Of Violence' track is a cool representation of things to come, its got a real old school Onslaught feel but its very contemporary at the same time. A real angry no nonsense thrasher.
"Regarding the 'Bomber' cover: "Motörhead have always been a huge influence on Onslaught and our relationship goes back a long long way. So when we decided to have some fun and do a cover song in the studio, this track immediately sprang to mind, especially as its relative to the theme of the new album. We've given it a pretty aggressive Onslaught slant and thrashed it up little, but still very much retaining the original identity of the song. To make things a little more interesting, we thought we would like to add some very special guests into the mix. We asked Phil (Campbell) if he would like to come and thrash out with us and play some guitar on the track - the answer was an undoubted 'Yes'. Things we're sounding pretty cool in rehearsal but just missing that tiny piece of magic/the icing on the cake. Then Phil came in and played that awesome riff in his style and everything just fell right into place.
"We also had the idea that our friend Tom Angelripper (Sodom) would sound perfect sharing the vocal duties with our own Mr Keeler, we knew Tom Was in the studio recording the new Sodom record so the timing was perfect. We sent over the tracks and Tom did the rest, he laid down some great fucking vocals as you will hear and its really added something special to the final result.
"As you can tell really I'm buzzing about all this... its an exciting time to be in Onslaught right now." More...
Despised Icon has issued the following update:
"It’s been a while already since we made THE announcement and I know some of you are probably saying 'WTF, these guys still aren’t done yet?!' hahah Well, instead of canceling the tours we had in the works at the time, we figured it’d be a good opportunity to play in our favourite cities, tour in a few countries we had never visited before and rock out with you guys for the last time."
"After touring in 24 countries in the last 6 months, we’re finally back home and getting ready to play our last Quebec and Ontario shows next week. This final world tour was simply amazing and since this is the last time we check-in with you guys, I just want to sincerely thank you all once again for all your help and support. We’ve had some good fucking times together!"
"For those who were planning on coming to our final Montreal shows, we have a few surprises for you. The original Despised Icon line-up (2002-2006) will make its appearance and play a few songs from the first 2 albums! We're also happy to announce that our brothers in Ion Dissonance and Beneath The Massacre will be supporting their new records for the first time at home and ABACABB will also be playing one of their last shows ever with us. Our homies in The Acacia Strain, Oceano and Mychildren Mybride will also be part of the event. It's gonna be epic. Bandeapart.ca will film and host the entire last set on their website for free so make sure you demonstrate how we do things in MTL! See you soon!" More...
Germany's The New Black has announced their new digital single as "The King I Was." The digital EP's tracklisting is as follows:
1. THE KING I WAS (new song)
2. SIMPLIFY (live)
3. THE MAN WHO SAW THE UNIVERSE (acoustic)
The band comments on the new single, "'The King I Was' is one of our favorites of 'II: BETTER IN BLACK,' with all the good stuff we like: heavy riffs, magic hooklines and shredding guitars. We hope you dig it, too. Let us know, what you think. To give you something more alongside the new tune, we dug out two rare version of songs from the debut. The single‘s tracklist reads as follows:" More...
Danish groove metal band THE BURNING have uploaded the first official music video for "Bait The Hook" from their new album "Hail the Horde," which was released on October 25 via Massacre Records. The new music video was shot and edited by Division 666 (HORNED ALMIGHTY, , DAWN OF DEMISE, THE KANDIDATE). The new album was produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, PURIFIED IN BLOOD) and drum recording by Tue Madsen (SUICIDE SILENCE, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SICK OF IT ALL). The cover was made by Brent Elliot White (MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL, WHITE CHAPEL).
The band has also posted two songs, "Bait The Hook" and "Wolf Moon," on their MySpace page.