Metal News for November 3, 2012
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Houston doom metal band Well Of Souls has been streaming a sampler for its album "Sorrow My Name," which came out recently on Brainticket Records. This marks the second full-length for the Texans and fourth overall release. "Sorrow My Name" also marks the return of guitarist Tim Wayne, who re-entered the band in 2010, and new bassist Michael "Dr. Froth" Millsap, who joined in 2011.
After experiencing the devastating loss of front man Makh Daniels in a car crash back in 2010, Early Graves is back now with John Strachan of the Funeral Pyre handling vocal duties. The band just released new album "Red Horse," and has been on the road promoting the release throughout the U.S.
During a tour stop, Early Graves guitarist Chris Brock spoke with us about bringing on a new vocalist, as well as how the loss of Makh has affected the band. Looking forward to the future, Chris comments, "It’s interesting because people only want to talk about his death, and people are so obsessed with this idea of death, nobody really thinks about the counterpart, which is life and living."
Check out the full interview below to see what Chris had to say about celebrating birthdays on the road, performing with Pig Destroyer, and dedicating a live song to Makh. More...
Switzerland's Promethee has released a new music video for "The Great Deception," which was directed and produced by Renaud Kritzinger and can be viewed below.
"The Great Deception" Is taken from the band's new album "Nothing happens, Nobody comes, Nobody goes." More music from Promethee is available over at Facebook.
Nightbringer is set to release a split with Dodsengel by the end of 2012 via Daemon Worship Productions. The label has now issued the following update about streaming a sample of the Nightbringer side of the split:
"Two new Nightbringer songs for the upcoming split with Dodsengel were recently recorded, mixed and mastered, as always, at Flatline Studios. This time the drums were handled by our good comrade Menthor (also of Necrosadist, Lvcifyre, Corpus Christii & Enthroned). On our Facebook is a preview of the Nightbringer half of the split." More...
Sweden's Coldspell has checked in with the following update about gearing up to begin recording a new album:
"Finally - we have a date for the start of the recording of the new album! We will enter studio on the 7th of December and then we will get this album ready to Rock in spring 2013! \m/
"This 3rd album will be once again mixed by the Danish maestro Tommy Hansen and that makes us glad! We will have a 'Camp ColdSpell' next weekend and get this puzzle together so that everything is ready to roll in the beginning of Santa month!
"Still not decided all songs for the album, keep a few spots open for some quick changes! So to all of you that wait for a new heavy melodic anthem, we are in progress and we hope that this will be what you are hopin and longin for in 2013!"
Ed Frost has organized a Give Forward page to help raise money for King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill and his wife Julie. New Jersey native Jerry, who lives in Seaside Heights, suffered damages to his home during Hurricane Sandy. He and his wife are now displaced, in a cruel twist of fate after he had suffered a heart attack in February. Head over to that Give Forward page to learn more. Ed and Michelle Frost wrote this on the page:
The friends and fans of Jerry Gaskill of King's X and solo success, are uniting to to raise money to help with the devastating losses he and his wife Julie suffered during Hurricane Sandy. Jerry and Julie lost almost every material possession they owned and are displaced from their home.
I spoke with Jerry and he and Julie are ok, and very optimistic of the future, despite losing every material possession to this dreadful storm. It's been one helluva journey for him this year-cheating death, marrying his soul mate, a successful tour with Kansas, the announcement of a new solo project kicking off next month, and now this....
If you know Jerry, you already know that is it not in his DNA to ask for help....per Jerry's words "It's gonna be Alright"....... For me, Jerry has helped me in so many different way that past 3 years, that there is no real way that I could repay him. I'm going to do what I can, and hope you will join in.
If you would like to help as well, my wife and I will match the first $1,000 that can be raised. Any gift you can give will be treated as a gift, and is not tax deductible.
The water level reached over four feet in Jerry and Julie Gaskill's house
Fan-filmed footage is now online, courtesy of YouTube user "farshas333," of Supseria performing the song "Chemistry" live at the Devilstone Open Air festival this past July. Check out the clip in the player below.
Susperia will also be heading off for a Norwegian tour later this month with ICS Vortex. Full details are available over here.
Throw the Fight released new album "What Doesn't Kill Us" back in June through Bullet Tooth, and now the band has revealed a string of upcoming tour dates starting later this month. Details are as follows:
Nov 15 Appleton, WI @ Luna Lounge
Nov 16 Grand Forks, ND @ Big D’s
Nov 17 Wausau, WI @ The Fillmor
Nov 20 Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
Nov 21 Little Rock, AR @ Rev Room
Nov 24 Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe
Nov 26 Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Grey Cafe
Nov 28 Rockford, IL @ The District
Nov 29 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Nov 30 Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
Dec 1 Libertyville, IL @ Austin's Fuel Room
Dec 7 St. Paul, MN @ Dean’s Tavern More...
Behemoth's Nergal, who has recently overcome leukemia and was cleared of blasphemy charges, is now in danger of potentially serving jail time after the Polish supreme court now ruled against him on those previous charges of offending religious sensibilities by tearing up a Bible during a live show. Nergal has also now issued the following statement about the situation:
"As some of you know, I've been battling this bullshit for a few years now. Things are getting more serious and... dangerous.
"Anyways, looks like freethinking wins over obscurity in the end. If not in Poland, at least in Europe... Read and share.
"Wanted to thank you for all the words of support and encouragement. This means everything to me. Onward to victory! Hail Freedom!"" More...
Canadian act Endast is currently seeking help in retrieving three guitars that were recently stolen from the band on tour. The guitars are believed to have been stolen in Kamloop's, BC on October 31st from a van trailer. Details on the instruments are as follows:
1. Godin Flat Black Icon Series w/ White Pickups (Custom built, NO serial number on it at all. In Hardshell Gator Case with large white ENDAST "E" Logo on side)
2. Godin LG signature series (Amber Stain Finish in Hardshell Gator Case with large white ENDAST "E" Logo on side)
Farewell To Arms will be hitting the road supporting The Sorrow on the Misery Escape Tour later this month. A teaser trailer for the tour, featuring specific dates for the run, is now available below.
Farewell To Arms will be performing in support of debut album "Perceptions," which drops on November 23rd through Massacre Records. The track list for "Perceptions" is as follows:
2. Losses To The Crown
4. Between The Walls Of Ruins
5. Rejected (Check out the video here)
6. Mess Of Memories
8. From Init To Exit
9. At The Watershed
10. Procession More...
Massachusetts act Allerus has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Mike Piccirillo:
"Hey everyone, we regret to inform you that Mike has left Allerus. We still love the kid like family and there is no hard feelings.
"On a positive note, tomorrow we will be posting a video update explaining the big things that will be happening the next couple months! I know we have been saying constantly to keep a look out for new things but I promise you won't have to keep a look out much longer!
"Also, RIP to Mitch from Suicide Silence he was a huge inspiration to me and others alike. Our love and support goes out to his family and friends."
You can also stream the band's self-titled EP "Allerus" over at this location.
With a month before boarding the Barge to Hell left, the organizers have announced two more bands: metal supergroup Lock Up, featuring Nicholas Barker on drums (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir), Shane Embury on bass (Napalm Death), Anton Reisenegger on guitar (Criminal), and Tomas Lindberg on vocals (At The Gates, Disfear) and Nachtmystium.
Also announced was the cancellation of BELPHEGOR. Stated the organizers: "We tried our best to work something out, but regrettably must confirm that they won't be part of BARGE TO HELL. We will make sure that we have a suitable replacement."
The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
The lineup is shaping up as follows, with a dozen more bands yet to be announced: More...