Metal News for November 30, 2012
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34 news articles posted on this day.
Asking Alexandria is set to release an upcoming album through Sumerian Records in 2013, and the band has now posted a new song online titled "Run Free." The song can be heard in the player available below.
Catch Asking Alexandria headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour this Nov - Dec w/ As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire, I See Stars, and Attila: More...
French act Black Code has released the "Hanged, Drawn and Quartered" album through Tanker Records, and the full release is now available for streaming online. Give the songs a listen through Bandcamp or use the widget provided below. The track listing is:
1. Death Patrol 03:27
2. Anthropophagic Terror Machine 02:58
3. Atomic Gig Cemetary 02:59
4. Captain ACAB 02:43
5. Superior Evil 04:15
6. Shitstorm 01:59
7. Bastards 02:06
8. Warm beer & broken teeth 02:22
9. Horses Will Tear Us Apart 02:48
10. Bestrafen 03:07
11. Black Man's Blues 04:40 More...
Swedish act Vengha has posted a new song online for streaming titled "Drink It Up," which can be heard at the band's Facebook profile here. Vengha also issued this brief biography:
"Vengha are five lads from Sweden whose only goal is to conquer the world. From the beginning it has always been focus on keeping it live, raw and heavy!
"With the groovy rhythm section by Pontus Magnusson and Micael Källerklint, genius guitarlicks by Robin Ungh, a freaking tight Mojje 'CurghA' Andersson and the screaming wordsmither Robin 'Lave' Ohlausson, are they ready to take the world by storm!"
U.K. based modern thrash heroes Sylosis have premiered a music video for the track “Fear The World." Check out the video through Noisecreep.com or in the player available below. The song comes from Sylosis’ latest album "Monolith" (reviewed here), which was released on October 9th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Sylosis is currently on a tour of the United States with Lamb of God, along with Swedish titans In Flames and Hellyeah. You can also see a tour video blog here.
"Monolith" was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales at Monnow Valley Studio and mastered by Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath) at Fascination Street Studios. The concept for the lyrics were loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (Accept, Hell). More...
Rock the Nation America is very proud to bring fans the 4th edition of Paganfest America. The lineup will include Finland's Ensiferum, along with the return of Tyr and additional support from Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott. The tour is scheduled to kick off late March 2013 and will cover both the United States and Canada. Ensiferum comments:
"So finally, Ensiferum will to return to North America. It's been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it's a great honor to join forces with TYR, HEIDEVOLK and TROLLFEST for this once in a lifetime tour. See you soon folks!"
Dates for the tour are coming soon, and the tour poster can also be found below. More...
U.S. thrash veterans Overkill have announced a new Scandinavia tour, and the band comments:
"Well the wait is over....we are finally coming to Finland to do our first tour in almost 30 years of touring thru Europe and we could not be more psyched! We have done the Tuska Festival twice before and the crowds there were always tremendous. We are really looking forward to the entire Scandinavian tour and will be pulling out a bunch of old tunes as well as the new! See ya on tour!“
4/17 Tampere, Finland Pakkahoune
4/18 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia
4/19 Joensuu, Finland Kerubi
4/20 Oulu, Finland Club Teatria
4/21 Rytmikojaamo, Finland Seinajoki
4/22 Tallin, Estonia Tapper
4/23 Riga, Latvia Meina Piektdina
4/24 Vilnius, Lithuania New York
4/25 Warsaw, Poland Proxima
4/26 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
4/27 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
4/29 Gothenburg, Sweden Sticky FIngers
4/30 Oslo, Norway John Dee
5/1 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
5/2 Haugesund, Norway Karmoygeddon Festival
5/3 Grimstad, Norway Bluebox
Nile, the reigning kings of technical historically-themed brutality, has posted a music video online for “Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame" online, which is available below.
The clip was produced and directed by Jon Simvonis for Magnum Production Studios Co. and Arctos Broadcast Facilities. It also features the African Heritage group and photography by Philippos Kokkalis.
“It was truly an honor to direct the new Nile video; a band with so many diehard fans and such a strong impact in the metal scene,” commented Simvonis. “The video concept, as a matter of fact, was inspired by the culture and the ritual habits of the Ancient Nubia, a region along the Nile River, which is located in northern Sudan and Southern Egypt. The research and design elements of the video led to a really interesting combination of the Ancient Egyptian myths, through the prism of the Nubian African Voodoo Burial rituals. Two worlds set so close, yet so far from each other.” More...
Just in time for the start of the band's Swiss tour, a new Gotthard video clip for "Give Me Real" has been posted online, which can be viewed below. Upcoming tour dates are:
30.11.12 CH Chur - Stadthalle
01.12.12 CH Bern - Expo Halle 4.1.
06.12.12 CH Lausanne - Metropole
07.12.12 CH Winterthur - Eishalle Deutweg
08.12.12 CH Sursee - Stadthalle
Nuclear Blast also commented on the video clip: "What usually requires long days of shooting with countless takes was made in Chile in an afternoon 'First Take.' The result is pure emotion! Like hardly any other clip it captures the magic between the band, fans and live performance.
"The video was shot spontaneously at the start of the Tour during the sound check. It was only the second show with singer Nic Maeder and is the fastest video shoot of the band's history. The director from South America only needed one run-through. The film was shot in Chile, home of creative TV talent. In addition to the band, two known South American actors can be seen, the only 25-year-old Leon Bravo and the 24-year-old Paula Pardo." More...
Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about Hardcore Superstar releasing a new album:
"The Swedish inventors of what is known and loved today as 'Street Metal' are happy to announce the release of a new album via Nuclear Blast in early 2013! The record is entitled 'C’mon Take On Me,' was produced by the band, mixed by no less a figure than Randy Staub (METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE CULT) and will be out on the 1st of March 2013."
The band comments on the recording process: “We found this cool abandoned studio that we took over, where we spent the entire summer tracking songs in between the shows. Speaking of shows – we’ll start rehearsing in January so that we’ll be ready to play live everywhere again soon. If there’s a stage, we’ll rock it!!!”
Stay tuned for further news on the new record and upcoming touring activities.
Californian death metal band Deceive has released a live EP online titled "Buried Beneath," which is now available for streaming and free download. Listen to the tracks in the player below, or download the songs via Bandcamp here. The track listing is:
1. Ritual at the Witching Hour - LIVE 02:35
2. Entering the Cemetery/Buried Beneath - LIVE 05:59
3. Defilation - LIVE 02:01 More...
Southern California's No Bragging Rights has debuted a brand new video for the single "Repeater" today, which can be viewed below.
Directed by veteran director Josh Knoff (As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria), NBR offers support for our country's men and women enlisted in the armed forces and the struggles they deal with upon returning home. Lead singer Mike Perez offers his thoughts: "I'm happy but not just because it's my favorite track off the album, but because of the message behind it. Also, I'm glad we went the soldier route. I don't think people understand the emotional strain some of them have to deal with when returning back to normal life." More...
Assassin will release the band's first DVD "Chaos and Live Shots" this coming January 29th via Steamhammer/SPV. The band also issued the following press release:
"Blood and gore all over the place, smelly feet in a car with closed windows, and as if that wasn't enough, there are roadies crawling through grotty attics, interspersed with wild parties, plenty of drugs and tons of alcoholic beverages - somehow you can't make up your mind which of these countless choleric excesses of a wonderfully and thoroughly uncivilised cohabitation you'd most like to have been a part of.
"Thrash metal act Assassin were there all the way, which is why they will probably be the last survivors of the human race when Planet Earth plunges - as predicted - into the abyss this coming winter. Mind you: should Armageddon really materialise, they at least had a good time. Where? In Frankfurt and Hagen, in Lichtenfels and Bochum, in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, but also ... wait for it! ... in Osaka (!). March 2010 saw eight cameras witness Assassin conquer that Japanese city, pulling out all the stops at the True Thrash Fest.
"Not only were Assassin's two shows caught on camera, but also the every-day madness this chaos squad lives with. So should the world not come to an end after all, you will be able to watch all this and much more on double DVD, out January 29th in North America on Steamhammer/SPV. Chaos and Live Shots is the title of that footage (which is anything but confidential), presenting a thoroughly anarchistic band.
"Well how about this one: why is guitarist Michael Hoffmann pulled across the poker table like that? Or: why does drummer Björn Sondermann smash up his ... hmm ... well-kept Honda van? Why do the phones of the other band members ring all the time so they can't ever seem to get down to some serious meditation? And why does this damn mobile have to ring when they'd much rather cheer on their favourite football team, Fortuna Düsseldorf, at the stadium? More...
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of experimental metallers Nero Di Marte. The label comments:
"Founded in Bologna, Italy in 2007, Nero Di Marte will unveil their long-awaited self-titled release, a unique and experimental approach to structure, sound and atmosphere, in the spring of 2013. You can check out a teaser video of the new album below.
"Nero di Marte is the Italian name of a pigment, an iron oxide that produces a deep, dark, intense black that, when in contact with other colors, can permanently coat or noticeably transform them. Formerly known as Murder Therapy, the band signed to Dutch label Deity Down Records to release their debut 'Symmetry of Delirium' in 2009, which showcased a very personal style of modern death metal. They have played numerous shows and festivals around Italy and Europe, including performances with major acts such as Cynic, Decapitated, The Ocean, Intronaut, Ulcerate, Svart Crown, Red Fang, Jucifer, The Secret and more. The group also performed at the prestigious Neurotic Deathfest in Tilburg (NL) with Carcass, Immolation, Six Feet Under, Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Origin among many others.
"The band’s broadened approach to songwriting was already audible in the 2010 self-released EP 'Molochian,' which marked a stylistic step forward towards more progressive and atmospheric compositions. The following year, the group entered the studio to work on their new album. It was recorded in roughly nine days at Regrexion Studios with Michele Trasforini and then mixed and mastered at Studio73 in Ravenna with producer Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, The Secret, Extrema, At the Soundawn). More...
Magoa has posted a short teaser clip online for the upcoming new music video "A Thousand Lives," coming on December 6th, 2012. Check out the clip below.
Magoa also recently teamed up with us to stream the entire "Animal" EP online. You can still hear all six tracks from the release, including the "A Thousand Lives" song, at this location.
Suffocation has revealed the Raymond Swanland-created artwork for the band's upcoming new album "Pinnacle of Bedlam," which can be viewed below.
The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the album is set to be handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Arsis).
"Pinnacle of Bedlam" will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on the "Despise The Sun" EP. More...
Fredrik Widigs of Rage Nucleaire has posted drum cam footage online of "Hunt with Murderworms, Sculpt with Flies," which is available below and taken off the band's debut album "Unrelenting Fucking Hatred."
The album can be purchased through Season of Mist, and the track listing is:
1. Violence Is Golden
2. Hunt With Murderworms, Sculpt With Flies
3. The Gift Of The Furnace
4. Fields Of The Crucified
6. The Sorrow Children At Mourningside
7. 30 Seconds In The Killhouse
8. Unrelenting Fucking Hatred
9. The Gallows And The Black Coffin
10. The Feeding Habits Of Homo Horriblis More...
Xtreem Music is more than proud to announce a new agreement with Finnish deathsters Desecresy, who have re-inked a new deal to see their next albums released on what has been their home label since Desecresy's inception. Xtreem Music comments:
"Desecresy whose debut album 'Arches of Entropy' was released in November 2010, has been building a reputation on their own as one of the heaviest and most interesting Death Metal bands to come out from Finland in the recent years.
"Even though their debut album was well received, that was nothing compared to their sophomore release 'The Doom Skeptron' in June 2012, which got nothing but superb reactions everywhere, being hailed as one of the best Death Metal releases of the year.
"The band is currently working on their 3rd full length album, although there's no exact plans for its recording, but could be expected by the end of 2013. Follow Desecresy through their official Facebook here."
The Swedish heavy metal blood brothers in Enforcer recently signed a new worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The new album is titled "Death By Fire" and will be released on February 1st, 2013.
Bandleader, vocalist and guitar player Olof Wikstrand comments: "It feels great to finally have finished this long awaited third Enforcer record. Now with Nuclear Blast on board we're gonna make sure to spread it to every corner of this planet. You can expect nothing but the total, self defining Enforcer record."
Nuclear Blast head of A&R, Andy Siry says: "We’ve been following the career of Enforcer since their debut album, because from there on, they formed the spearhead of a new, young generation of traditionally influenced metal. We’re impressed by the bands consequent and authentic appearance, whether on stage, concerning their sound, their image and so on. This reminds of the atmosphere of departure and the rebellion, heavy metal represented at the beginning of the 80’s. Enforcer have got that special something, represent their ideals and they know what they want. We’re looking forward to the upcoming CD and a long successful cooperation.”
Metallica announced today that the band has taken ownership of all previous master recordings including all music and long form videos, a move almost unprecedented for musicians signed to recording contracts. Under provision of a renegotiated joint venture agreement with the Warner Music Group in 1994, all masters revert back to the band as of today, November 30th, 2012.
"We would like to thank everyone at the Warner Music Group for 28 years of a fantastic relationship, particularly since 1994 where we truly felt we had partners in every aspect of our business in North America," said the band's James Hetfield.
Metallica also announced the launch of its own new record label, Blackened Recordings. Blackened Recordings will handle all marketing and promotion duties and will enter into a deal with Rhino Entertainment, who will manufacture and distribute releases in North America. Blackened Recordings will license releases to the Universal Music Group internationally.
"It's always been about control for us as a band," said Metallica's Lars Ulrich. "Forming Blackened Recordings is the ultimate in independence, giving us 100% control and putting us in the driver's seat of our own creative destiny."
The first release from Blackened will be "Quebec Magnetic" on Monday, December 10th, 2012. "Quebec Magnetic" is a live DVD capturing the two World Magnetic live shows from Quebec City in the fall of 2009. The set list for the DVD was voted on by over 35,000 fans at Metallica.com this past September. Fans can order it from the band's website here.
The cover artwork for Projectile Vomit's debut release "Dismembering the Sick" is available online and can be viewed here, as well as after the jump. The artwork has created by Belarus artist Andrey Kroms. Definitely not a stranger to the scene, Andrey Kroms's work has been picked by bands such as Razorrape, Engorgement, Bowel Stew, Cumbeast, and Kraanium.
Arvin, bass player for Projectile Vomit, commented: "I've known Andrey for some time...since my early Myspace days and we have remained friends ever since. He has always done work for many bands and some of the best Filipino bands including Perverse Molestation and Sagrado. His style and ideas perfectly fit in with our musical style and lyrical content.... We are working on the album and recording will start early next year....and i promise you all, it will be killer."
The "Dismembering the Sick" album will be released by Wretched Decay Records in early 2013. More...
The official teaser for Exist Immortal's debut mini album "Dream Sequence" has been posted online and can be viewed below. "Dream Sequence" will be available on January 28th, 2013 via Revolution Harmony. The track listing is as follows:
01. A Timeless Voyage
02. Grabbity Gravity
05. The Fracture
07. The Silence
In The Act of Violence has posted the song "Chemical Facelift" online, taken from the band's upcoming "Godbreaker" EP. You can hear the track via YouTube below, or find the previously posted teaser trailer for the EP over at this location.
Gruesome Stuff Relish, who recently signed with FDA Rekotz, has posted a brand new track off its forthcoming album, "Sempiternal Death Grind." The song, entitled "S.O.S.," is streaming down below.
On previous releases the Spanish band showed us an intense brand of classic death metal and gory grindcore. An official video-clip for the track "Desecrated" will be up next week.
After two full length albums and various split releases album number three, "Sempiternal Death Grind" will be released on January 25th. 2013 on CD, LP (three different versions) and digital download. The "Die Hard" LP version will be limited to 50 copies only, clear vinyl + poster + CD version !!! The "Gore-Hound" LP version will be limited to 150 copies in red vinyl + poster. The third LP version, called "Crypt," is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.
Italy's Straight on Target has posted a new single online titled "Demonized," taken from the band's upcoming full-length "PharMakos." Check out the song through the YouTube clip below.
The new album "PharMakos" will be available on January 14th, 2013 via Bakerteam Records. Pre-orders are available now at this location. The track listing is as follows:
4. Wake the Apathetic
5. Dreadful Eyes
7. He Spreads Hypocrisy
9. Palm Leaves Readers More...
U.S. power metal act Seven Kingdoms announced that the band will provide support for the upcoming European tour for Finnish metal band Stratovarius and Amaranthe. The tour begins in Munich on March 20, 2013 and will include a performance at the PPM Festival in Belgium.
The announcement reads as folllows:
"EUROPE HERE WE COME!!! We are VERY ecstatic to announce we have been selected to support STRATOVARIUS and AMARANTHE on their Nordic Nexus of Nemesis Tour in March. The tour also confirms us for PPM festival in Belgium with Helloween, Manticora, Gamma Ray, Avantasia and more!!! Poster coming soon!"
Confirmed dates of the tour are as follows:
20.03.2013: Backstagehalle, Munich, Germany
21.03.2013: Stadtgarten, Erfurt, Germany
22.03.2013: Masters Of Rock Cafe, Zlin, Czech Republic
23.03.2013: Club 202, Budapest, Hungary
24.03.2013: Majestic Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.03.2013: Szene, Vienna, Austria
27.03.2013: Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
28.03.2013: Matrix, Bochum, Germany
29.03.2013: Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
30.03.2013: De Pul, Uden, Netherlands
31.03.2013: La Cigale, Paris, France
02.04.2013: La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
03.04.2013: Le Kao, Lyon, France
05.04.2013: Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain
06.04.2013: Arena, Madrid, Spain
07.04.2013: Rock Star, Bilbao, Spain
09.04.2013: Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
10.04.2013: Alcatrazz, Milan, Italia
11.04.2013: Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
13.04.2013: PPM Fest (Festival), Mons, Belgium
14.04.2013: Rosenhof, Osnabrück, Germany
16.04.2013: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Danmark
17.04.2013: KB, Malmö, Sweden
18.04.2013: Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden
With Friday here again the Rock Band Network now has new tunes for metalheads to rock out with over the weekend. Xbox 360 players now have these tracks available to purchase:
Amberian Dawn – “Charnel’s Ball” (160 MSP)
Anarchy Club – “A Single Drop of Red (The Gentleman)” (80 MSP)
Emmure – “Protoman” (160 MSP)
Escape the Day – “Turn Back Time (Rock Band Edition) (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Strikken – “Re-Live (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Meanwhile, the PS3 players will have these tracks to look forward to on 12/4 (12/5 in Europe):
Within the Ruins - "Controller" ($1.99)
Lich King - "Act of War" ($0.99)
Denmark's Panzerchrist has issued the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Mads Lauridsen:
"We have a change in our recording schedule and there is also a change in our lineup... Mads Lauridsen is no more in Panzerchrist!
"More news about the studio as well as our new drummer will be released in the beginning of January 2013 -- In the meantime, please enjoy the 2nd track from our 5th full-length: Batallion Beast -- 'The Gods They Do Not Give Us Long.'" More...
German symphonic metal act Coronatus posted a new music video for the song "Vor Der Schlacht." The song appears on the band's latest studio album "Terra Incognita" (2011), available now on Massacre Records ( See Metal Underground.com's review at this location).
Check out "Vor Der Schlacht" here:
Brazilian metal act Lothlöryen posted a new music video for the track "When Madness Calls." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Raving Souls Society." The album drops today worldwide through Power Prog Records. The album marks the third release for Lothlöryen, and the band features Rygel vocalist Daniel Felipe and Ex-Seventh Steel guitarist Leko Soares.
A free download of the track can be had by heading over to this location.
Check out "When Madness Calls" here:
The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.
With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.
You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.
The lineup is as follows: More...
Former Yngwie Malmsteen/Axel Rudi Pell and current Talisman vocalist Jeff Scott Soto posted a new music video for the song "Neverending War." The song appears on his latest solo album "Damage Control," which is available now through Frontiers Records.
A previous video for the title track can be viewed over here. Check out "Neverending War" here:
Finnish doom metal act Hanging Garden is streaming the new song "Ash and Dust." The track appears on the band's new, and third, LP "At Every Door," which is scheduled for release on January 25, 2012 (Finland), January 28, 2012 (Europe), February 1, 2012 (G/A/S) and February 5, 2012 (North America) via Lifeforce Records.
The track list is as follows:
1. Ten Thousands Cranes
2. Ash And Dust
5. At Every Door
6. The Cure
8. To End All Ages
Check out "Ash and Dust" here: More...
Giant X, the new project by Running Wild founder Rock 'n' Rolf Kasparek and guitarist Peter J. Jordan, posted part one of a series of in studio documentary footage on the recording of the band's debut release "I." The release is scheduled to drop on January 18, 2013 (Germany), January 21, 2013 (Europe) and January 22, 2012 (North America) via SPV Records.
A teaser for the album can be found at this location.
Check out the footage here:
This week a look at new videos from Ugly Kid Joe, Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Izzy Stradlin (ex-Guns N’ Roses), and Great White; for those keeping a timeline at home, Ugly Kid Joe would be considered the “new” band of this group. More...