Metal News for November 30, 2013
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25 news articles posted on this day.
Finnish atmospheric metal band Scapes has released a lyric video for the track "Doomscapes," which comes off the "One:Unseen:One" album. Check it out below. Scapes consists of:
Olli Pirkkanen - Vocals, Drums, Acoustic Guitars
Iiro Gustafsson - Bass
Eero Seppälä - Rhythm Guitars
Tomi Reunanen - Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Tuomas Murtojärvi - Lead Guitars
Sweden's Sabaton has posted footage online from the Sabaton Cruise 2013 on the Baltic Sea, which can be viewed below. Sabaton also recently recruited new drummer Hannes Van Dahl and will soon be working on a new album.
Montreal's Evertrapped has posted a music video online for "Enlightened By The Darkness Within," which comes off "The Anomaly" album. The video was directed by Eric Lemire and can be viewed below.
Eleanor has released a new music video for the track "Mourning," which is taken from the album "Breathe Life Into The Essence," released via Black-listed Records.
Check out the "Mourning" video below, or visit the band's official website to buy the new record "Breath Life Into The Essence."
Turned to Stone recently released new album "The Memory I've Become" and now the band is streaming the song "This Failure" online, which can be heard in the player below.
"The Memory I've Become" was engineered and mixed by Matt Winegar at Secret Sidewalk Recording Studio n Salt Lake City and mastered by Jens Bogren with sequencing by Tony Lindgren at
Fascination Street Studios.
Brazilian metal outfit Andragonia has posted a teaser for the upcoming music video "The Challenger," which will be released soon. Check it out below, or find more info on the band at Facebook here.
Six Months of Sun has posted the "And Water Flows" album online for streaming, which can be heard below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Electric Bones 04:17
2. Bearded Thunder 02:48
3. Lightning Bird 04:15
4. Coyote Paranoia 04:17
5. Unstoppable Wheel 04:45
6. Mountain Drop 02:49
7. El Barbathor 03:14
8. Desert Whispers 04:23 More...
Vienna, Austria's Days of Loss has issued the following statement about inking a deal with Noisehead Records:
"We promised to unveil some big news soon and here it is: we are proud to announce that we have signed a worldwide record deal with Noisehead Records for the release of our upcoming album 'Our Frail Existence.'
"We have chosen Noisehead Records because we were looking for a label that shares our passion and dedication and is renowned in the international music scene." More...
New Jersey outfit Cognitive has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist:
"So, we have decided to part ways with our singer Scheenier, we wish him all the best and love him to death.
"With that said, we have a new singer, and would like to welcome Jorel Hart into the band. If you are from Jersey you may know him from his band Due For Extinction, he's a great fit and has a lot to offer, and we're thrilled to be working with him. He will be performing with us for his first time this weekend.
"On top of this, we had found a bass player, Art Sikora, also from Due For Extinction. We hope everybody will be supportive of our decision and understanding, and welcome the 2 new members to the band with open arms, as were extremely excited to be working with them.
"Recording date will be announced very soon!"
The new Silent Voices LP "Reveal the Change" dropped November 29th in Europe and is due out December 3rd in North America via Inner Wound Recordings.
Cisterna di Latina, Italy-based outfit Dying Muses has posted two songs online for streaming. Check out "Like A Gleam" and "Titan's Revenge" in the YouTube players provided below.
Italy's BlackAge has released a video for the track "Myocardium," which is taken from the album "Sacrificeline." Check it out below, or find more info on BlackAge at the band's Facebook profile here.
Formerly Russian and currently Norwegian metal outfit Defect Designer has posted a new lyric video online. Check out "Yellow Grimace" in the player below, or you can also watch the previously posted video for "When Your Face Doesn't Melt Snowflakes" right here.
Stamina has posted the "Higher" single online, which can be heard in the player below. The band also comments:
"Taken from our third and upcoming album 'Perseverance.' to be released by German label Power Prog Records as digital download from January 17, 2014: get the brand new hit single 'Higher' as an MP3 for FREE!" More...
Artizan will be joining Fates Warning for the second leg of the band's U.S. tour kicking off December 3rd.
Artizan will be performing in support of latest album "Ancestral Energy" and you can catch the band live with Fates Warning on these dates:
TU 03.12.2013 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
WE 04.12.2013 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
TH 05.12.2013 Dallas, TX - Trees
SA 07.12.2013 Tempe, AZ - Club Red
SU 08.12.2013 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
TU 10.12.2013 Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
WE 11.12.2013 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
FR 13.12.2013 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
SA 14.12.2013 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Sweden's Maim has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:
"OK folks, some updates from Maim-camp! Joakim 'Scott' Andersson has left the band and we would like to thank him for all the great memories we have shared together and we wish him the best of luck in his future musical projects!
"Maim will continue on as a three-piece. Rehearsals are going great and we are very exited to present some new filthy tunes in the near future.
"In the end of December we will record our upcoming EP, so keep your dead eyes and bleeding ears open. In the meantime, here's and old song." More...
"Angel Tears," a track from the Factory of Dreams album "Some Kind of Poetic Destruction" is now available for free download.
This song features the voice of Raquel Schüler in a duet with Factory of Dreams' Jessica Lehto. Pick up the track at Reverbnation here or streaming it in the player below.
My Bitter End has released a lyric video containing the pre-production demo songs "Raised In Glass" and "The Fear," which can be found below. These new songs will be featured on upcoming full-length album due out in 2014.
Diskord will be releasing a new EP in early 2014, but in the mean time the band has now posted its discography online via Bandcamp. You can check out the previous album "Dystopics" below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Entropic Death 03:31
2. Overseer 03:48
3. Epochal 01:51
4. Tremble 02:37
5. Woebegoneness 04:03
6. Ambisinistral 01:58
7. Psychotic Process 04:48
8. As the Circus Leaves the Galaxy 02:14
9. Rambling Words from a Sore Throat 03:15
10. Metamorphosis 02:37
11. Godsends & Hellbents 03:48
12. Primitive Doom 05:19 More...
Bombs of Hades has checked in with the following update about upcoming releases next year:
"It's been quiet for a while and 2013 is coming to an end. 2014 will be a busy year for Bombs of Hades. Some cool gigs are in the making and in Feb/March we will enter the studio to record our upcoming 3rd album which will see the light of day in may 2014.
"But before that we will release a 7" on the great De:Nihil Records with 2 new songs, 'Recoil in horror' b/w Black Sabbath's 'Over And Over,' the split 10" with Entrench on War Anthem Records and also Pulverised will release all our 7", splits, odd tracks between 2008-2012 (with 4 new unreleased tracks!!) on a compilation CD 'Through The Dark Past.' A total of 21 songs!
"A vinyl release of this will come later. Here's a sneak preview of one of the new tracks, Kill! Kill! Kill!" More...
Cycle of Pain, the side project of Black Label Society bassist JD Deservio, will not release the upcoming EP, "Pain Us," which was due out November 27th via Sliptrick Records.
The band recently decided to amicably part ways with Sliptrick. The band apologizes for yet another delay in the release of this EP, but promises the wait will be well worth it.
A single and new video will be released around the holidays with the EP following shortly after, likely releasing in early 2014.
The band has several shows scheduled for December and January with Black Water Rising, none of which have been cancelled due to the label split. Catch Cycle of Pain live:
12/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Dobbs
12/20 - New York, NY @ Tammany Hall
1/3 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
1/4 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution
Comatose Music has announced the February 4th release of "Violence and the Macabre" from Philippino brutal death metallers Down From The Wond. After signing with Comatose in October 2012, Down From The Wound went to work on the follow-up to their 2007 debut, "Agony Through Rituals of Self Purification." The results see the band return with 50 minutes of flesh-shredding southeast asian brutality with old-school atmosphere and organic production.
Down From The Wound are no strangers to the death metal scene; they have been punishing eardrums since 2002 with their nasty combination of inhuman breakdowns and technical riffing. An early preview, in the form of album track "Schematic Fraud," is now available for streaming over at Comatose Music. (Scroll two-thirds of the way down the page to access it). Also, two of album's eleven tracks, "Infiltrate" and "Ill-Fated Annihilation," have made their way into youtube uploads. Both are featured below.
Unhuman is now streaming the band's recently released self-titled album online. Give it a listen below, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Chaotic Equilibrium 05:30
2. Douces Pensées... 04:30
3. Mutants War 04:12
4. Hallucinogenic Symphonia Delirium 05:16
5. Sécheresse 06:04
6. Once Again 04:48
7. [in]Human Being 05:33
8. Étât d'Contrôle 01:39
9. Psychotic Afterlife 04:51
10. Individual Timeless Reality 06:08 More...
Spanish experimental outfit Aneural has released a new album titled "Noctambulant," which can be heard below or downloaded for free at Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:
1. King Kong Pompa 03:56
2. Webcam Stripper 03:47
3. Clearblue 04:20
4. Cocordorotromboror 03:14
5. Zavumbaab 06:30
6. Photozombi 05:20
7. Mental Thrombosis 02:37
8. Telekinesis 04:22
9. Hairy Pussy Weekend 04:31
10. Driving Hearses to a Funereal Limbo 07:10
11. Ammonia 01:48
12. Henry Spencer 01:18
13. Pink Horse 10:13 More...
The Ocean The Sky has posted the full "The Life You Chose" EP online for streaming. Check it out below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Familiar Realms
6. The Front Line
7. Eternal Eclipse