Metal News for November 25, 2013
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Underground French label Kaotoxin records recently announced the addition of French-Bulgarian duet We All Die (Laughing) for the release of “Thoughtscanning” on January 14th, 2014.
We All Die (Laughing) consists of vocalist Arno Strobl and musician/composer Déhà. The duo got in touch with Metalunderground.com to explain how the project came together, what sort of sound will be happening on the release, and how it ended up being a single 33 minute song.
The two-some provided us with some true words of wisdom about creating an album (On writing the lyrics: "They did flow naturally like a pissing dog." On covering Amy Winehouse: "We made it more sexual-groove-doomish, and you just need to listen to Arno's voice to start moisting your pants.") Check out the full interview below. More...
Winterhymn has issued the following announcement about missing tonight's tour date:
"We regret to inform you that we will not be able to play the Alestorm show tonight. On our journey to Columbus, we were beset on all sides by goblin marauders. Despite Valthrun's skills in hand to hand combat and Alvadar's attempts to appeal to the bandits' carnal lusts, they made off with our trailer tire.
"We apologize to everyone who came to see us and to CEG, and thank you all for your understanding and hope to see you soon. Have a swashbuckling night!"
For more info on Winterhymn and upcoming live activity, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
California's Point Of Our Resistance has issued the following update about working on a new album:
"The new album artwork is complete and ready to go. It was once again done by Mike Fisher, who also did the Extinction of Trust artwork. We are still looking for an artist and ideas for the EP artwork.
"Music is all done except a few bass lines. We need to do vocals for all 27 songs though so this will take awhile." More...
This Black Friday, November 29th, Magic Bullet Records will unleash the official CD version of the A2/Orr+ Mix of Integrity's iconic "Systems Overload" LP.
Alongside interrogations of Aaron Melnick and Integrity frontman Dwid Hellion, Invisible Oranges is hosting a stream of the entire "Systems Overload" A2/Orr+ Mix. You can also stream the album below.
On the weekend of January 17th and 18th, Integrity's iconic lineup from the early-mid '90s reunites for the first time in twenty years for an exclusive one-time performance at the A389 X Bash in Baltimore, Maryland. This event will include sets by Bloodlet, All Out War, Infest and Haymaker, as well as Empire Of Rats, Noisem, Full Of Hell and many others. More...
Deformatory - Ottawa's maniacal technical death metal band - has released a new song off the upcoming debut album "In The Wake of Pestilence."
Check out the song "Metamorphosis" in the player below. The new album "In The Wake of Pestilence" will be available on December 6th, 2013.
Swedish black metal outfit Marduk will be performing the entire "Panzer Division" album on upcoming European shows, but unfortunately the band's drummer won't be making the trek. Marduk comments:
"Due to problems with a nerve in the spine drummer Lars Broddsson will not be playing on the coming tour. Stepping in taking command of the drums will be F. Widigs."
† † † (Crosses) has released an official music video for “Bi†ches Brew,” a track from band's eponymous full-length debut, due out February 11th via Sumerian Records. Check out the video below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.
The forthcoming album will be a 15-track collection featuring all tracks from the band’s previously released EP† and EP†† alongside five new songs. † † † consists of Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far) and Chuck Doom. More...
Spain's Nigromante has released a new lyric video for the track "Heavy Metal Age," which is taken from the album "Black Magic Night" due out January 7th, 2014 on Shadow Kingdom Records. Check out the clip below, or hear more from Nigromante at the group's Facebook profile here.
Stereokiller is remorselessly decimating anything with an internet connection via a full stream of the entire split release between Swedish death metal division, Usurpess, and international grindcore unit, Bent Sea.
The split is due out next week via Selfmadegod Records. Now you can hear the entire split at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Usurpress - Eternity Denies History
2. Usurpress - A Tidal Wave Of Fire
I. Empty Triumphalism
II. Carved In Filth
III. The Styx Runs Dry
3. Usurpress - City Of The Nomads
4. Bent Sea - Double Standards
5. Bent Sea - I Am Become Lust
6. Bent Sea - Fashion Victims
7. Bent Sea - At Any Cost
8. Bent Sea - Animalist
9. Bent Sea - Nature Of The Blast
10. Bent Sea - Relentless
11. Bent Sea - See-Through
A389 Recordings today proclaims their new liaison with Arkansas-based underlords Napalm Christ. The label comments:
"Formed in late 2010, Napalm Christ unites a crew of longtime henchmen who have helped shape the Little Rock area extreme music scene over the past two or more decades. Since the early 1990s, the four horsemen who form Napalm Christ have collectively spent time at war with the mainstream in Rwake, Shredding Corpse, Pale Unearthed, Shitfire, Witch's Tit and others. In this cult they unify their hateful ways and debauchery-ridden tactics into a volatile brew of charged-up, doom/grind-influenced death metal, reeking of days past, yet with enough potency to give fair warning of much darker days to come.
"Initiated as a side-project, things got out of control, and Napalm Christ began infecting the planet with recorded material, thus far accumulated in a series of random online demos, singles and comp inclusions. The latter of said demos was released via Bandcamp in June 2013, and that's when A389 caught a whiff of the band's trail.
"Recorded by Alan Wells with assistance from Keith Bracy in Little Rock, and mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room Mastering in Chicago, and masked with illustrations by Dennis Lee Hughes, A389 will manifest this half-hour of disturbing anthems into an official 12" vinyl release, followed by their debut LP later in the year. Exact street dates on both pending releases will be announced in the coming weeks. For now stream the entire 2013 demo below."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Idols of Evil
2. Life is Dimming
3. Reclaimed by the Earth
4. Nuclear Holy War
5. Despoilment of Will
6. Burning Away the Scourge More...
The good folks at Terrorizer.com are streaming Groan's forthcoming EP, "Ride The Snake," in its entirety prior to its December 10th release. Listen to the whole EP in the player provided below.
Colombian thrashers T-Machines have released debut album "Doomed" via Digmetalworld Records in North America. T-Machines is the side project of Juancho Gomez, the guitar player from the Colombian metal band Masacre.
You can listen to all of "Doomed" in the player below. "Doomed" contains 4 tracks engineered and produced by Juancho Gomez, recorded in Los Angeles, CA at Lockout Rehearsal Studios. The track listing is as follows:
2. Paz Igualdad
3. One Life
4. Huerfanos Sin Tierra More...
Alarm Magazine today presents the premiere of Netherlands' new video for the title track off latest album, "Silicon Vapor."
Directed by Jordan Galland, the "Silicon Vapor" video is a tribute to Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums, with Netherlands frontman Timo Ellis taking on Ben Stiller's role as he leads his hapless bandmates through the iconic fire drill scene. Check it out below. More...
Groove metal outfit BornBroken is proud announce the band will be supporting this year's third annual benefit show Rock The Cause on December 7th at Le Pionnier, with proceeds donated to The Montreal Children's Hospital.
The band will be joined by Melting Point, One Night Stand, Monkey Bones and Your What's Itchy. BornBroken guitarist Mike Decker comments:
"BornBroken is always happy and very humbled to play and be able to give back not only to people in need, but to help out sick children who do not or may not have the same opportunities that we were blessed with. We've all had hard lives (probably mostly self inflicted), but never ever as hard as these kids have or will have, so when we were given the chance to play the Rock The Cause III show benefiting The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, we jumped on the chance to dawn on wings instead of horns for a night.
"Steve Hart and his family, friends have been amazing in taking time out of their lives to put on benefit shows for different charities. There will also be a non perishable donation box for the local food bank On Rock Community Services that Percy Hart 'Your What's Itchy' is also doing. So please look in your cupboard and grab a can of something you would usually eat and bring it on down for someone who may not get the luxury. More...
It’s a new chapter for the New Jersey based melodic metal outfit Julius Seizure, as the band announces open try outs for a full time, professional vocalist. The band’s former vocalist Charles Corletta departed earlier this month.
Do you have what it takes to become Julius Seizure’s new vocalist? Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The band also comments:
“The four original members of Julius Seizure need to add the fifth member to the machine. What we are looking for is quite simple: a talented, humble, hard-working vocalist with a range encompassing melodic and aggressive styles. Prospective vocalists are stepping into a great situation, where they will be able to record and perform immediately. No one in the band is interested in nonsense— bring your lunch and come ready to work. Show up to every practice, do a great job, and let’s tour the Earth. Julius Seizure is a professional band, and we need a vocalist to be on that level.”
Bassist Brian Daniel commented regarding Corletta’s departure: “Charlie is a great friend, and it is never an easy thing when somebody you have worked so closely with for years has chosen to part ways. We wish Charlie only the best in his future endeavors.”
Drummer Kyle Wilson added, “We are not letting his departure slow us down. Julius Seizure will continue to fulfil our commitments to our current schedule while looking for a permanent vocalist. Our number one goal now is to continue to play shows and tour in support of our EP ‘Trials.'” More...
The Sierra Mountains blackened death cultists Valdur are pleased to disclose another new paean of perversion from impending new long player, "At War With." Listen to "Death Winds Will Cleanse" at Cvlt Nation here.
The new album was recorded at Earhammer Studio with Greg Wilkinson at the helm and mastered by Michael Z. (Secrets of the Moon, Ascension) at Source Studios. The full album's track listing is as follows:
2. Conjuring the Fire Plagues
3. Death Winds Will Cleanse
6. At War with the Old World
7. The Calm Before War
8. Hellish Dischord
9. Hammer Pit
10. Outro (Creation pt. II)
"At War With" will rise on December 17th, 2013 via BloodyMountain Records.
Symphonic black metal outfit Erimha has announced an upcoming tour in January of 2014 alongside Abigail Williams. Catch the two bands live on these dates:
01/09 – Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
01/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
01/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
01/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
01/13 – Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar
01/14 – Columbus, OH @ TBA
01/15 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
01/16 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
01/17 – New York, NY @ Slake
01/18 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
01/19 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship
01/20 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
01/21 – Jeanette, PA @ Gator’s
01/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
01/23 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz
01/24 – Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage Bar & Grill
01/25 – Cherry Valley, IL @ Take 20
01/26 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies More...
Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album from Nocturnal Breed:
"Norwegian metal outfit Nocturnal Breed will release a new album, its first in 7 years. The band is coming back with a punch of epic old school thrash metal with a blackened rock and roll undercurrent, under a title yet to be announced. Featuring ten new tracks, the release is set for February 2014.
"Formed in 1996, Nocturnal Breed is made of present and past members of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon, Aeternus, and Gehenna. The current line-up includes S.A. Destroyer on bass and vocals, Tex Terror behind the drums, as well as recently re-united with the band original guitarist I.Maztor and a brand new member, also guitarist, V.Fineideath.
"Alongside the new album - successor to 2007's 'Fields Of Rot' - the band has also announced a headlining appearance at Hammerslag Festival in Tonsberg (Norway), on 14th of February, with more shows on the way. You can learn more about the show right here.
"Known for a vicious, melodic and straight forward thrash metal performance, Nocturnal Breed has debuted their entire previous album on-line, via Bandcamp. 'Fields Of Rot' is available for listening below." More...
French metal act Nightmare posted the first in studio video on the upcoming new release, yet untitled. The new album is the follow up to the 2012 AFM Records release "The Burden of God" (see review here). The video features vocalist Jo Amore (Now or Never) and bassist Yves Campion.
Check it out here:
Romanian symphonic black metal band Signatura Rerum has issued the following brief announcement about parting ways with the group's bassist:
"For personal reasons and misunderstandings, Ella 'Exitus' decided to leave the band. We wish her our best of luck and we are happy that we had the opportunity to spend beautiful moments together."
You can also stream the band's entire new album "In Sfarsit..." in the player below. More...
Aeon Zen has issued the following announcement about offering the band's new "Self Portrait" EP for streaming and download:
"Today is the day! Our new EP is out and available for all you lovely people to hear! Listen to the entire EP now at our website here and pick up your copy too and name your own price for it! We hope you enjoy it, everyone. This is for you!" More...
U.K. outfit Merciless Terror has posted the following message online about going on hiatus:
"It has been mutually decided that Merciless Terror are on hiatus from activities including live shows and recordings with immediate effect.
"It has not been an easy decision, especially with all of the great moments in the bands career so far. However we feel that we have a great relationship with our fans so we will be upfront and honest with you as to why we have come to this decision...
“Merciless Terror has been going for nearly half a decade now. This year with no doubt has been the most eventful year. However, The last couple of months have been a struggle to keep everything together as a band and overall, In all brutal honesty the fire has burnt out as of late.
"This of course has come at an unfortunate time for our new boy Luke, which I would like to personally thank for giving 100% of his Conviction and passion into the band regardless of all the hurdles we have faced this year. And most importantly for the fun we’ve had sharing the stage with him. I know that Luke and the rest of the lads will use their hunger and passion to get where they desire to be in life and their musical career with or without Merciless terror, and of course it would not be fair on these great musicians and our fans for us to continue the band under any false pretenses for the time being.
"We would like to thank Devils Clause Records for showing faith in us, for all of the background work and for releasing 'Vile Extinction.' Also all of the promoters, reviewers, bookers, magazines and tour drivers for being nothing but help to our cause. Without a doubt our biggest thank you goes to our fans all over the world. We are truly honoured to call many of you friends as well as fans. THANK YOU. We hope that we have left you with a fantastic parting gift in 'Vile Extinction.'
"This is by no means 'The End.' This is just a well needed break for the band until further notice.
Keep checking back for updates on our Facebook page for new projects involving members of Merciless Terror." More...
German progressive metal band Vanden Plas has unveiled the title, artwork and release date for the upcoming seventh full length studio release.
The release will be entitled "Chronicles Of The Immortals, Pt. I: Netherworld" and will be released on February 14, 2014.
More information is expected shortly, but the artwork for the album can now be viewed right here: More...
After just having finished the Vans Music Night & Warped Tour Europe, Detroit post hardcore act We Came As Romans just announced the group will be embarking on a journey to do three shows in Russia and the Ukraine in March 2014.
Joining in the rocking will be Rockford, Illinois based five-piece The Color Morale. The journey towards Eastern Europe will feature the following dates:
04.03. UA Ukraine Kiev - Club Bingo
05.03. RU Moscow - Plan B
06.03. RU St. Petersburg - MOD
You can also catch We Came As Romans on these dates:
25.02.UK Glasgow - Classic Grand
26.02. UK Manchester - Club Academy
27.02. UK Birmingham - Academy 2
28.02. UK Bristol - Thekla
01.02. UK Brighton - Concorde 2
02.02. UK London - Islington Academy
With the release of a sixth album scheduled for 2014 via Nuclear Blast, Sumerian black/thrash metal pioneers Melechesh now present an interview with mainman Ashmedi.
The interview, which is featured on Canadian TV show “The Cool Guy Files,” was conducted in 2011 while Melechesh was on tour in North America. You can watch the entire episode with Ashmedi below.
Melechesh is currently busy in search of a new drummer to fill in the vacant position for the successor "The Epigenesis" (2010).
Icelandic psychedelic rockers The Vintage Caravan posted a lyric video for the track "Midnight Meditation." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Voyage," which is out on January 10th (EU) and January 21st (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for "Voyage" is:
2. Let Me Be
3. Do You Remember
4. Expand Your Mind
6. Cocaine Sally
8. Midnight Meditation
9. The King's Voyage
10. Psychedelic Mushroom Man (Bonus track)
Check out "Midnight Meditation" here: More...
The world's only a Capella power metal band Van Canto have revealed the artwork and track listing for the new album "Dawn of the Brave." The album is set for release on February 7th via Napalm Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Dawn of the Brave
2. Fight for Your Life
3. To the
5. The Final Countdown (Europe Cover)
6. Steel Breaker
7. The Awakening
8. The Other Ones
9. Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler Cover)
11. My Utopia
12. Into the West (Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Cover)
13. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover) More...
Austrian symphonic metal act Serenity announced a string of European tour dates in 2014 in support of the band's latest album "War of Ages," which was released early this year via Napalm Records (see review here). German progressive metal band Beyond the Bridge will provide direct support.
The dates announced so far are:
10.04.2014 AT - Innsbruck
11.04.2014 DE - München
12.04.2014 DE - Flensburg (!!! NEW !!!)
13.04.2014 NL - Almelo
15.04.2014 DE - Frankfurt
16.04.2014 DE - Dortmund
17.04.2014 DE - Hamburg
18.04.2014 NL - Purmerend (!!! NEW !!!)
19.04.2014 BE - Mons (PPM-Fest)
20.04.2014 AT - Vienna
21.04.2014 HU - Budapest
Mexico's Split Heaven released a new music video for the track "Waiting for the Angel of Death." The song appears on the band's latest album "The Devil's Bandit," the third studio effort, which is available now via Pure Steel Records.
The video was directed, shot & edited by Manuel H. Stumpfhauser. Check it out here:
International thrash act Zombie Lake, featuring Protector vocalist Martin Missy and Arkham 13/ex-Neglect guitarist Derek Schilling, are set to finally release the debut album "Plague of the Undead" on December 6, 2013 via Iron Shield Records (distribution via Pure Steel Records).
The band was forged in 2003 and released a demo in 2005 ("Metal for the Masses"). The debut album was recorded partially in New York and partially in Sweden. The album was delayed by Hurricane Sandy, which struck the New York tri-state area last year.
The track list for the album is:
1. Blood! Blood! Blood!
2. Emperor of the Walking Dead
3. Flesh for Frankenstein
4. The Cemetery
5. Deceased and Obssessed
6. Brain Frenzy
7. Blessed are the Dead
8. Strontium Dog
9. War of the Worlds
10. Zombie Lake More...
Queensrÿche issued the new mini movie entitled "Ad Lucrem," which features the tracks "Spore," "Midnight Lullaby," "A World Without," and "X2" from the self-titled debut album released earlier this year via Century Media Records (see review here).
The movie was created by Veva Entertainment Co. and directed by Daniel Andres Gomez Bagby. Check it out here:
Axel Rudi Pell posted a preview clip from the new song "Long Way to Go." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Into the Storm" which is set for release on January 17th (Germany), January 20th (Europe) and January 21st (USA) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. The Inquisitorial Procedure
2. Tower Of Lies
3. Long Way To Go
4. Burning Chains
5. When Truth Hurts
6. Changing Times
7. Touching Heaven
8. High Above
9. Hey Hey My My
10. Into The Storm
11. White Cats (opus #6 Scivolare) (Bonus Track)
12. Way To Mandalay (Bonus Track)
Check out "Long Way to Go" here: More...
U.K.'s Hell posted an interview segment featuring guitarist Andy Sneap (Sabbat) and Kev Bower discussing the themes and title of the new album "Curse & Chapter" (see review here). The album drops today in North America and was issued in Europe last Friday via Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out the interview clip here:
Italian progressive metal band Ashes of Chaos, featuring Deadly Carnage vocalist Alexios Ciancio, is streaming the track "Mechanical Rage." The song appears on the debut album "Eye," which was issued back in July via logic(il)logic Records.
Check out "Mechanical Rage" here:
Arentinian/American international metal act Electronomicon released a new music video for the track "Do You Remember?" The song appears on the new album "Unleashing the Shadows," which is available now via No Remorse Records (see review here).
The video was directed by Cristian E. Trefny and produced by Diabolus in Graphica. Check it out here:
German power metal act Primal Fear posted an interview clip of drummer Randy Black on the set of the band's new music video "When Death Comes Knocking." Black discussed that and a second video "King for a Day," both of which appear on the upcoming new album "Delivering the Black." The single and video for "When Death Comes Knocking" drops on December 2nd via Frontiers Records. The full album is set for release on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America.
The track listing for "Delivering the Black" is:
1. King For a Day
2. Rebel Faction
3. When Death Comes Knocking
4. Alive & On Fire
5. Delivering the Black
6. Road to Asylum
7. One Night In December
8. Never Pray for Justice
9. Born with a Broken Heart
10. Innocent Man (*)
11. Inseminoid (*)
12. Man Without Shadow (*)
13. When Death Comes Knocking (Single Edit) (*)
Check out the clip here: More...
Rage's classical outlet Lingua Mortis Orchestra posted a new music video for the track "Cleansed By Fire." The song appears on the latest album "LMO," which is out now via Nuclear Blast Records. (see review here). The band premiered the video with all actors, extras and anyone else involved in the making of this past Friday at the townhall in Gelnhausen, Germany.
"LMO" follows the concept on the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599 and is based on a true story. The video for 'Cleansed By Fire' was shot on location in Gelnhausen in late September with about 300 participants.
Check out the video here: More...
Sacramento, CA death metal act The Kennedy Veil today unleashes a brand new track titled “In The Ashes of Humanity,” and we’re proud to bring you the exclusive premiere. Give it a listen below.
The track, which is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album, “Trinity of Falsehood,” also serves as the official debut of the The Kennedy Veil's new vocalist Taylor Wientjes.
Taylor had the following to say about the new material: "As the new vocalist for The Kennedy Veil, I am super stoked with how Trinity Of Falsehood turned out! We all hit the studio hard and it shows throughout the album. Particularly 'In The Ashes Of Humanity,' an ideal blend of raw aggression and refreshing riffs really portrays some of our diversities."
The new album was produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA and features artwork from Ken Sarafin. The album is set for release on January 21st, 2014 via Unique Leader Records and the track listing is as follows:
1. Ad Noctum
2. Eulogy of the Divine
4. Trinity of Falsehood
5. King of Slaves
6. Seventh Circle
7. Necrotic Gospel
8. Beneath the Shroud of Atonement
9. Disciples of Dead Aeons
10. In the Ashes of Humanity
11. Perfidia More...
Today – November 25th, 2013 – sees the official release of Feared’s new album “Vinter,” which was produced and mixed by Jocke Skog with artwork handled by Sylvain Lucchina.
With the album dropping today, the band is also now letting fans hear all forty minutes of the Swedish metal opus. Check it out in the player provided below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section.
1. Sun Awake
2. Needle Effect
3. Your God
4. Hate is Everything
5. Mass Destruction
10. My Shadow World
Featuring members who have been involved with The Haunted, Chimaira, and Demonoid, Feared consists of:
Ola Englund - Guitar
Jocke Skog - Bass
Mario Ramos - Vocals
Kevin Talley – Drums