Metal News for November 29, 2012
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32 news articles posted on this day.
Finland's Omnium Gatherum, which recruited a new bassist back in September, has posted the following brief message online about finishing work on an upcoming release:
"NEW ALBUM READY! The 6th OG album is finally 100% ready with mastering and artwork too, so soooooon you'll get more news about every lil' detail what's to come. Stay on the channel folks!"
The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB, and further details will be announced shortly. You can also find more info on Omnium Gatherum over at Facebook.
The Faceless has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming Ramon Boutviseth-directed "Deconsecrate" music video, which can be viewed below. Sumerian Records also commented: "Ready for it??? Here's a trailer for the first ever The Faceless music video. The full length can't come soon enough!!"
Germany's Dragonsfire will begin recording a new EP titled "Speed Demon" next month at Empire Studios. Recording updates from the studio will be posted online via the band's Facebook profile. The cover artwork can also be found below.
Frost Despair has revealed the cover artwork for the forthcoming album "Surreal," which can be viewed below. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco (Dimmu Borgir, Keep of Kalessin, Dark Funeral, Chrome Division). Frost Despair frontman/composer/songwriter Odommok shares the following about the new album:
"We are more deep and extreme; 'Surreal' use elements of different kind of classic music but is completely different from our last album. We hope people listen to this with pleasure. Hails!"
Marcelo Vasco wrote his impressions about the cover artwork: "My intention creating the Frost Despair's cover art was to illustrate the concept of the album using elements of Surrealism, some chaotic stuff, bio-mechanic elements, nature and science in a bestial and psychological concept.
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Sixth Bell
3. Thrones of Human Power
4. Darkly Strike
7. Fall into the Darkness of Illusion
8. Claim for the Apocalyptic Eradication
9. God's Nightmare
10. Slaves to Superstition
11. Thrones of Human Power (Orchestral version)
12. Claim for the Apocalyptic Eradication (Orchestral version) More...
Italian act Swanshore has released a new music video online for "Modern Warfare," which can be viewed via AMP Magazine here or through the player below. The band's previously posted video "12.21.2012 (The World Ends)" is also still available online at this location.
Serbian female-fronted act Face Off has inked a deal with Maple Metal Records to release new album "The Colour of Rain" in early 2013. A teaser trailer featuring music from the release can now be heard below. Face Off currently consists of:
Marija Kovacevic - Vocals
Stefan Vitasovic - Guitars
Stanislav Stanojevic - Bass
Paris, France based death metal act Sentence has just revealed a second extract from the band's upcoming first album "Everywhere." Listen to "One Day" in the SoundCloud player below. "Everywhere" will be released on December 15th, 2012. The track listing is:
01. Spirit of birth
04. Everywhere of nowhere
05. One day
06. D day
07. Eightfold Path
09. The fall
13. Run away More...
Germany's rancid death metallers Deserted Fear have released a video for the song "Field of Death," off their debut album, "My Empire," which was released earlier this year by FDA Rekotz. Check out the video below. Influenced by the Death Metal spirit of the early 90s, Deserted Fear had "My Empire" mixed and mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound Studio.
After splitting with the band's longtime visual artist, Neurosis has this week disclosed details on new pending live actions across the country in support of "Honor Found In Decay."
Newly locked-down Neurosis performances are now set to take place late this year into the first week of 2013 in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle, with tickets for all three shows set to go on sale this Friday, November 30th. Even more tour actions for the group will be announced in the days ahead.
Following a recent release show for "Honor Found In Decay" in Oakland, this week the collective has traversed the Atlantic for two special U.K. performances, at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas hosted by Steve Albini’s band Shellac, followed by a show in London with support from Godflesh.
11/30-12/02/2012 ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas – Camber Sands Holiday Camp, England
12/02/2012 HMV Forum – London, England w/ Godflesh
12/29/2012 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
01/04/2013 Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
01/05/2013 Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
A Pale Horse Named Death has confirmed a late spring 2013 release for the follow-up to debut album "And Hell Will Follow Me" via SPV Records. The band has once again commissioned famed artist Sam Shearon AKA Mister-Sam (Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Rammstein) to create the artwork for the as yet untitled album.
Frontman Sal Abruscato gave an update on the album: "The sound has evolved and become a bit more orchestrated. More harmony work has been done on this album, including new elements such as a Hammond B3 organ and piano. To me the album has an even darker sound and feel than the first one."
He continued, "The new album is a natural progression in song writing and vocals yet keeping continuity with the first album musically and artistically. Fans of our first album will find all the traits they love melded with even bigger production and mastering. Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound will be mastering the album."
More information will be released in the coming weeks. A Pale Horse Named Death is:
Sal Abruscato - Lead Vocals and Guitar
Matt Brown - Guitars and Backing Vocals
Johnny Kelly - Drums
Eric Morgan - Bass
Eddie Heedles - Guitar
Allegaeon is in the final stages of preparing for a U.S. tour with Job for a Cowboy. In celebration of The End of the World Tour, Allegaeon has partnered with Jackson Guitars and Guitar World to give away a brand new 7-string Jackson Soloist SLATXMGQ3-7. Several runners-up will receive copies of Allegaeon's new album, "Formshifter." Enter to win on GuitarWorld.com and check out the demo video for the Soloist model at Jacksonguitars.com.
Earlier this year, Allegaeon released a DIY video for the song "A Path Disclosed," which can be seen below. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follow:
12/04 Maplewood, MO Jumping Jupiter
12/05 Columbus, OH Kobo w/ I Declare War
with Job for a Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, I Declare War and Legion
12/06 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
12/07 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
12/08 Buffalo, NY Soundlab
12/10 Hartford, CT Webster Underground*
12/11 Rockville Center, NY Vibe Lounge*
12/12 Trenton, NJ Championships*
12/13 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
12/14 New York City, NY Knitting Factory
12/15 Worcester, MA Palladium
12/16 Albany, NY Bogie's
12/17 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
12/18 Frederick, MD Café 611
12/19 Owingskille, KY The AG Center w/ I Declare War
12/20 Mishawaka, IN Wander Inn*
12/21 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom*
12/22 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre*
* headline show not part of JFAC tour More...
Spanish death metal band Decapitated Christ has signed with Metal Inquisition, a sublabel of No Colours Records, for the release of third recording, "The Perishing Empire of Lies."
The album was recorded in April 2012 by Javi Bastard at Moontower Studios (Korgüll the Exterminator, Graveyard, TeitanBlood, Ataraxy, Necroven) and consists of 12 tracks of pure old-school death metal (plus some unreleased tracks from the demo "The Vanishment").
It also features collaborations of two titans of the scene: Martin Van Drunen (Asphyx / Hail of Bullets / Grand Supreme Court Blood) and Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel / Terrorizer), and has been mastered by Dan Swanö.
"The Perishing Empire of Lies" is scheduled to be released in February 2013, with artwork handled by illustrator Cesar Valladares. A preview clip is available below, and the previous demo "The Vanishment and Extermination of the Deities" can be heard and downloaded for free at Bandcamp. More...
Chicago’s Earthen Grave welcomes Chris Wozniak (Lair of the Minotaur), as the band’s new drummer, who is replacing previous member Scott Davidson.
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Chris "Woz" Wozniak has performed on drums in a variety of rock, folk, and metal bands for over 20 years. He has played with local acts Trifog and Blood of Martyrs, and is currently the drummer for national acts I Klatus and Lair of the Minotaur. In reference to LOTM’s 2008 release "War Metal Battle Master," Decibel Magazine described Woz as being "skilled at treating his drum kit like trash cans that must be killed." It’s this very intensity which made him the perfect fit for Chicago’s epic doom collective.
Bassist Ron Holzner will be guest DJing on Diane Farris' Peer Pressure segment of her radio program on WFMU today (Thursday, November 29th). Listeners will be able to ask Holzner questions via the live interactive playlist. Holzner's appearance is scheduled for 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST. WFMU can be heard on 91.1FM in NYC and East/Central NJ, 90.1FM in the Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills and Western NJ, and worldwide streaming on wfmu.org. An archive of this program will be permanently available by later Thursday evening.
Earthen Grave will also perform at the Double Door in Chicago this Friday, November 30th, and in June comes Days of The Doomed 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with additional live actions to be confirmed in 2013. Stay tuned.
11/30/2012 The Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Red Rebel County, Skank, The Root Cause, Bill Ura Dik
After the release of debut album “Swallow the Earth” in 2011 and a year touring Europe alongside acts like Sybreed, French metallers Magoa are striking back with six brand new tracks of metal infused with a rock and roll energy to get you hooked. Influenced by bands like Dagoba, Mnemic, Textures, and Slipknot, Magoa strikes a strong balance between brutality, technicality and sincerity.
The "Animal" EP was recorded at the Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with Magoa's long-time producer Charles "Kallaghan" Massabo and mastered by Andrew "Mudrock" Murdock. The release delivers a message of true freedom through metal, and all six songs can now be heard through the player below (the stream may take a moment to load after you hit "play"). If you dig the sound, "Animal" is available now and can be ordered online right here.
For more info on Magoa and upcoming activity from the band, head over to the Magoa Facebook profile here. The "Animal" EP track listing is as follows:
01. A Thousand Lives
06. The Grid
Magoa consists of:
Cyd Chassagne - Vocals
Martin Montergnole - Drums
Vincent Alvarez - Guitar
David Teixeira - Guitar
Swammer Blondel - Bass
Sludge squad Clamfight will deploy the latest in an arsenal of rifferey in the form of the quartet’s second full-length, "I Versus The Glacier," this coming January 22nd, 2013 via The Maple Forum, the official label imprint born of webzine The Obelisk.
"I Versus the Glacier" was recorded by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and according to a press release, "magnifies the band’s signature blend of sludge, thrash, and doom."
12/01/2012 Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE w/ Blackhand, Infernal Overdrive, Crobot, Wasted Theory More...
Dying Humanity has posted a trailer online for an upcoming music video, which can be found below, and the band also commented:
"Here we have the official teaser for our brand new music video, 'Abused,' taken from the full-length album, 'Living on the Razor's Edge.' And don't forget our Advent calender starting this Sunday."
Having spent most of 2011/2012 touring around the world, Hundredth has now entered The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with producers Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Stick To Your Guns) to begin work on a double EP titled "Revolt / Resist."
The first of the two, "Revolt," is scheduled to be released in Spring of 2013 via Mediaskare Records. A limited vinyl release of the EPs will be made available via an exclusive partnership between Mediaskare and No Sleep Records. Speaking on the new music and double EP concept, vocalist Chadwick Johnson commented:
"We've been in transition since our last release, so we wanted a chance to explore before releasing another LP." Adding, "Elements of the band are still there, however it's less of a fusion and more of a distinct separation. I'm not going to throw a myriad of adjectives out, but it's a definite progression for us."
Stay tuned to the band's Facebook page right here for updates on progress in the studio.
Swedish act Limbo has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Hey everyone! We've got some sad and good news. As you might've noticed our page has been everything else but active the last few months because of many reasons.
"It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to a beloved member of our awesome djent squad, and we all feel honored to have had this great opportunity to play and hang out with such a talent. We're wishing our badass drummer Adam Ekholm, all the best in the future and good luck with everything. You are the bäst!
"And now the good news! We've been going through and rehearsing new material and have to say that it’s gonna be badass!
"We´ll try to keep you guys updated by posting small teasers once in a while and feel free to comment and give your opinion, or just comment to comment…! We’ll be recording some demos in the near future and can’t wait to share our music with you! So… See you soon and spread the word about Limbo!"
Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying was recently featured on Pitcam.tv's "Behind the Ink" segment to talk about his various tattoos. Footage from the interview is now available online and can be found below.
As I Lay Dying also released the new album "Awakened" back in September through Metal Blade Records, and the music video for "A Greater Foundation" can be viewed at this location.
The Unguided, which features former members of Sonic Syndicate and Dead By April, has posted a teaser trailer online for the new EP "InvaZion," which can be found below. The EP is also now available for pre-order here. The track listing is:
02. Eye Of The Thylacine
Antimatter's new album "Fear of a Unique Identity" is out now in Europe, and the band has now released a song off the album online. Check out "Firewalking" in the player below, or order the new album at this location. The previously posted music video for "Uniformed and Black" is also available online right here. The track listing is:
3. Fear Of A Unique Identity
5. Here Come The Men
6. Uniformed & Black
7. Wide Awake In The Concrete Asylum
8. The Parade
9. A Place In The Sun
Cypriot traditional metal act R.U.S.T. posted a new music video for the song "Metal Child." The song appears on the band's 2011 full length debut LP entitled "Forged In the Fire of Metal," which was self-released in July of 2011. The video was produced by Slayerbelial Productions.
"R.U.S.T. have been an active live band in the island of Cyprus the last years, with highlights their opening performances for legendary heavy metal bands such as OMEN, TOKYO BLADE, PAUL DI ANNO, MARAUDER, ROSS THE BOSS & SCOTT COLUMBUS . In addition they are proud co-organizers (along with Hardraw) of the annual Power of the Night festival. And of course, delivering live performances whenever possible!"
Panagiotis Xanthou - Guitars
Giannakis Xanthou - Drums
Tasos Karwnias - Vocals
Giorgos Xanthou - Bass
Adamos Adamou - Guitars
Check out "Metal Child" here: More...
Icelandic black metal band Svartidaudi will be releasing the "Flesh Cathedral" album through Daemon Worship Productions and Terratur Possessions this coming December 3rd, 2012. The album's title track is now available for streaming in the player below. The "Flesh Cathedral" track listing is as follows:
1. Sterile Seeds
2. The Perpetual Nothing
3. Flesh Cathedral
4. Psychoactive Sacraments
A Sound of Thunder will be releasing the "Queen of Hell" EP this coming January 29th, 2013 and the band has now posted a teaser trailer online, which can be viewed below. A Sound of Thunder also comments:
"Since you've been good little boys and girls, we've decided to give you an early Christmas present! Behold, the Queen of Hell EP is now available for pre-order, and the first samples are available in this preview video! Help us spread the word and share the video."
The "Queen of Hell" track listing is as follows:
1. Queen of Hell (Album Version)
2. Hello Nurse
3. Trashed (Black Sabbath cover)
4. Queen of Hell (featuring Veronica Freeman)
God Seed has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a new music video for the track "Alt Liv," which comes off the band's new album "I Begin" (reviewed here). Watch the video at Metalhammer.co.uk here or through the player below.
God Seed features within its ranks Gaahl, King Ov Hell, Geir (Dimmu Borgir), Lost (Grimfist), Sir (Trelldom, Djerv), and Kenneth (Motorpsycho). The "I Begin" track listing is:
02. This From The Past
03. Alt Liv
04. From The Running Of Blood
05. Hinstu Dagar
06. Diversions 1 (Bonus Track Limited Edition)
07. Aldrande Tre
09. The Wound
11. Diversions 2 (Bonus Track Limited Edition) More...
Copenhagen, Denmark based classic death metal act Deus Otiosus has uploaded the song "New Dawn" online, which can be heard in the player below. "New Dawn" comes off the band's latest album "Godless," available now through Deepsend Records. Track-by-track commentary on the album direct from the band can also be found right here.
A new teaser trailer is available online now to promote the new album "Double Black" from Motus Tenebrae, which will be released this coming December 12th, 2012. Check out the clip below, or listen to the previously posted full song "I Walk Beside You" at this location.
Footage has been posted online of Icelandic act Sólstafir performing "Fjara" live on KEXP from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves '12. The November 2nd, 2012 performance is available below. "Fjara" comes off the band's latest full-length album "Svartir Sandar" (reviewed here).
Brazilian metal act PowerFaith is streaming the title track from the debut release "The King of Glory." Though no release date has been announced, the band is targeting release in 2013.
Nikki Anguss (Vocals)
Kinho Borges (Keyboards)
Alex Betini (Drums)
Jeferson Melo (Guitar)
Zeq Silva (Bass)
Check out "The King of Glory" here:
German melodic rock act Pink Cream 69 (which spawned current Helloween vocalist Andi Deris) unveiled the album artwork and track list for the band's eleventh studio album "Ceremonial." The cover artwork was created by Kai Brockschmidt (Pretty Maids/Royal Hunt). The album will be released on January 25th, 2013 via Frontiers Records.
The track listing for "Ceremonial" is as follows:
1. Land Of Confusion
2. Wasted Years
4. Find Your Soul
5. The Tide
6. Big Machine
7. Let The Thunder Roll
8. Right From Wrong
9. Passage Of Time
10. I Came To Rock
11. King For One Day
12. Superman More...
German extreme death metal band Eisregen posted a new music video for "Mutter Der Mann Mit Dem Koks Ist Da" a cover of the original Falco song. The track appears on the new compilation release "Krebskollektion" due out from the band on December 7, 2012 via Massacre Records.
The track listing for "Krebskollektion," which contains previously released, live, covers and re-recorded material, is as follows:
1. Vorabend der Schlacht
2. Scharlachrotes Kleid
3. Für euch die ihr Lebt
4. Das kleine Leben
5. Abglanz vom Licht
8. Angst wird Fleisch
9. Schatten im Verstand
10. Ein Jahr im Leben des Todes
2. Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da (Falco Cover)
3. Fleischhaus 2012
5. Scharlachrotes Kleid 2012
6. Born Dead (Death Cover)
7. Blutgeil (Live in Leipzig 2008)
Check out "Mutter, Der Mann Mit Dem Koks Ist Da" here: More...
Australian metal act Lord posted a new music video for the song "Because we Can." The song appears on the band's fourth LP "Digital Lies." The video was produced, directed and filmed by vocalist/guitarist Lord Tim, James Lopes and bassist Andy Dowling for A Dusk Music Video Production.
The track list for "Digital Lies" is as follows:
2. Betrayal Blind (see music video at this location)
3. Digital Lies
4. Point of View
5. Walk Away
6. 2D Person in a 3D World
7. Final Seconds
8. The Last Encore
9. Because We Can
10. The Chalkboard Prophet
11. Battle of Venarium
Check out "Because We Can" here: More...