Metal News for November 22, 2012
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Italian hardcore metallers Desire Before Death have signed with Murdered Music for the release of debut album "Beyond The Threshold," due out December 3rd, 2012. Desire Before Death issued the following statement about the release:
"After two years of work spent in seeking a warmer and incisive sound, within an ever evolving musical genre, we tried to record an album that fully reflects these characteristics, highlighting our Swedish and hardcore influences with a natural sound. Thanks to the work of Dysfunction Production - that brought out the best of us - we think we have achieved this objective. We can’t wait to read the listener’s impressions and opinions!"
The "Beyond The Threshold" track listing is as follows:
2. Down The Surface
3. Raised Walls
4. Every Motion
5. No Holds Barred
6. Silent Heart
7. The Deceit
8. Burn In Me
9. Straight Reaction
10. Fade Forever More...
Palatka/Ocala based metal act Blood Filled Hate has posted footage online of the band playing "It Is What It Is" live at The Backstage Lounge in Gainesville, Florida. The video can be found below, and more music from Blood Filled Hate is available over at Facebook.
Israeli thrash act Hammercult has posted a live video clip online for "Let the Angels Burn," taken from "Anthems of the Damned," which is out now through Sonic Attack Records. The video can be viewed below, and the footage comes courtesy of ICS Festival Services with additional footage by Aharon Ragoza and Elad Levy.
Italian death metallers No More Fear will release their third album "Mad(e) In Italy" via Coroner Records on December 3rd, 2012. The band comments:
"With Mad(e) in Italy we wanted to move on a different direction, looking way more carefully to our Country, its sounds and its culture, which is more or less consciously mafia inspired. The world is made up of cliches and every country is mostly represented through a particular iconography, in our case the infamous triptych 'pizza, Mafia and mandolin.' We started from this to breathe life to our new record, which blends the violence of death metal with the beauty of the mandolin... The result is singular at least! New italian death metal family coming."
More info on the band can be found over at Facebook here. The album's track listing is:
1. 150 Years
3. Ass E Mazz
4. Cemento Armato
5. Intrigues, Scams And Magnificent Horror
6. Don Gaetano
7. Southern Spirit
8. A Choice
9. Immota Manet More...
Spanish modern metallers Teksuo haved signed with Murdered Music for the release of their second album entitled "Thrênos," which will be distributed worldwide via Coroner Records on December 3rd, 2012. The track listing is as follows:
1. Pillars Of Creation
2. Toxic Legacy
4. Magnetic Monster
5. Pray For Your Remorse
6. Hosting The Sadness
7. For You
9. Symmetry Of Chaos
10. Rising Tide
11. Alien Syndrome
12. The Black Door More...
Atlantis Chronicles recently inked a deal with Coroner Records, and now the band has posted new lyric video online for "Echoes Of Silence." Check out the video below. "Echoes of Silence" comes off the band's forthcoming album "Ten Miles Underwater," due for release next year. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Enter The Bathysphere...
2. ... And Embrace The Abyss
3. Echoes Of Silence
4. Thousands Carybdea
6. Ten Miles Underwater
7. L’Ivresse Des Profondeurs
8. Architeuthis Dux
9. Tales Of Atlantis
10. Stomias Boa
11. Behold Kraken
12. William Beebe
Folk metal act Zrymgoll has posted a new song online from the band's upcoming acoustic EP "Brotherhood of Folk." Check out the "Pagan Wood Acoustic" track below. Zrymgoll is:
Juan Pablo Churruarín - Vocals / Accordion
Juan Manuel Herrera - Guitar / Choirs
Exequiel Esquivel - Flaute
Gonzalo Rillo - Guitar / Choirs
Priss Sterki - Violin
Sveinbjörn Sterki - Drums
Argentina's Ripio has posted a new video clip online for "Pasa Un Dia Mas," which is available below. The band's new and fifth album "Marcado por la locura" is almost ready and all guitars, bass, and vocals have been recorded. The album will contain ten new songs and features Gerardo Capurro as a guest bass player.
Ukraine based, female-fronted band Jinjer has posted a new music video online for "Scissors." The clip was filmed by PiCoi in Bingo Club, Kiev in October and can be viewed below. For more info on Jinjer, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. Jinjer is:
Vocals: Tatiana Shmaylyuk
Bass: Eugene Abduhanov
Guitar: Dmitry Oksen
Guitar: Roman Ibramhalilov
Drum: Alexandr Koziychuk
Pandemonium - The Uprising is one of the first extreme metal events going to be held in New Delhi, India. Pandemonium is coming this December 9th at Cafe Morrison and will feature the debut live show from Fragarak. Full details can be found at this location, and the lineup is as follows:
Spear of Destiny
A new video interview has been posted online, conducted by www.vinyl-blog.com, with two members of Voivod at Fox theater in Oakland, CA. Check out the interview below, in which Voivod discusses new album "Target Earth."
"Target Earth" is due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America and has the following track listing:
1. Target Earth
2. Kluskap O'Kom
3. Empathy for the Enemy
4. Mechanical Mind
8. Corps Étranger
10. Defiance More...
Sumerian Records has posted a video clip online announcing the signing of The Dillinger Escape Plan, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"The video below is to announce that Sumerian Records is now the official home for our label 'Party Smasher Inc.' Look for the new Dillinger Escape Plan release this spring followed by some other exciting projects and releases! Get ready. 2013 belongs to us."
North Dakota's Frosthelm has now released the new EP "The Northwinds Rend Flesh," and samples from all four tracks are available for streaming online. Check out snippets of the tracks over here.
The track listing for "The Northwinds Rend Flesh" is as follows:
1. The Northwinds Rend Flesh
3. Reaping the Seeds of Corruptiom
4. Damage Over Time More...
Svishtov, Bulgaria based duo Blaast has posted a new video clip online of the band performing the song "Sins of the Saints," which can be viewed below. You can also find more info on Blaast via the band's Facebook profile.
Blaast consists of:
Iceland-based act Kontinuum will release new album "Earth Blood Magic" in North America through the Candlelight USA Cult series on January 8th, 2013. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Kontinuum present their unique blend of structured occult ambient noise via debut Earth Blood Magic. North American metal fans finally get to hear what Terrorizer calls 'epic, progressive black doominess.'
"Formed in 2010 by vocalist/guitarist Birgir Thorgeirsson with the aim to make hypnotic and spiritual musical noise, the quintet are already finding the curiosity of media stateside. This is Not A Scene calls Earth Blood Magic, 'an album which shows a lot of unique qualities and character... an unexpectedly great and sombre effort.'"
You can also stream the full release through the SoundCloud player below. More...
Australia's Nothing Sacred has posted a live video clip for the song "Final Crime," which was shot at Musicland on September 8th. Check out the clip below, or catch the band live on the dates available after the jump.
Live footage has been posted online of Vaginal Penetration of an Amelus with a Musty Carrot performing at Switzerland's Carnage Feast with a session vocalist. Check out the footage below, which features the following songs:
1. Eyeball Peeler
2. Against Humans, Against Animals, Against Everything
3. Mass Suicide With A Rusty Comb
The self-titled debut album from London's metal sextet The Devil is out now worldwide via Candlelight Records. Recently underworld music portal The Obelisk hosted an exclusive stream of a new track from "The Devil," the ominous “Alternative Dimensions.” Listen in at this location.
You can also view a visual depictions for “Universe” in the player below. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Not a typical metal band, the anonymous masked and cloaked musicians which embody The Devil combine traditional/classic heavy metal with select historical, political and conspiracy-laden oracles, presenting a cinematic soundscape that is sure to strike the fancy of the curious. The 13-track album was crafted at six different recording studios and possesses a sound that is unlike any other you will encounter.
"Two songs from The Devil have already been tapped for soundtrack inclusion; 'Extinction Level Event' was licensed to upcoming film E.S.P. expected before the end of 2012 and 'Divinorium' has been licensed to the upcoming film The Fury. The Fury is being directed by James Colmer (Superman Returns, House of Wax, See No Evil), and features Erica Leerhsen (Blair Witch Project, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and is expected early 2013." More...
New York tech metal contortionists Car Bomb will take their instrumental acrobatics to the stages of Brooklyn this holiday weekend. The festivities commence with an unofficial CD release party at the Knitting Factory on November 24th. On the following night the band will ravage the stage of Saint Vitus alongside New York death metal titans Suffocation. Additionally, the band will appear at The Studio at Webster Hall in Manhattan for a pre-New Years blowout with Resolution15.
This weekend’s shows mark the first performances for the Long Island natives since Hurricane Sandy destroyed their studio located at The South Sound music complex new the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
Said the band in a collective statement: “We are deeply saddened not only by our own losses but the losses incurred by all of our friends at The South Sound. The total destruction that occurred at The South Sound was both devastating and incomprehensible. Gear that had taken a lifetime to acquire was destroyed in a matter of hours. As tragic as the events of Hurricane Sandy were, we were relieved to learn that no one affiliated with The South Sound was injured and that the losses were simply financial -- along with some blood, sweat, and tears on the part of the guys running the place. We know how much time and effort those guys put into making The South Sound a great place for musicians to do their thing and we truly feel for their loss. This Thanksgiving, CAR BOMB is thankful that we all survived the events of Hurricane Sandy, as did our family and our friends. Everything else is replaceable.”
11/24/2012 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Ashes Within
11/25/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Suffocation
12/29/2012 Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Resolution15
Car Bomb's new album "w^w^^w^w" was self-released earlier this year and is currently streaming online via Bandcamp here.
Guitarist Trey Xavier of California power metal act In Virtue has posted the following statement online regarding the piracy of music:
"Without judgement on anyone else, I have decided that I will no longer be bootlegging or pirating music at all.
"The reason the music world is full of successful Justin Biebers and broke metal bands is that people vote with their money, and the only people who are voting are 12 year old girls with their iTunes gift cards and daddy's credit cards.
"You can do whatever you want, and I won't say shit, but for me, from here on out, I will eat only what I kill."
You can also check out a guitar playthrough video featuring Trey playing the song "Witch Hunt" in the player below. More...