Metal News for November 30, 2014
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When it comes to naming some of music’s best bassists, who is it you think of? Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic? Norman Watt-Roy of The Blockheads? The unsung legends such as James Jamerson? Personally, at least when it comes to metal, I believe it’s very hard to find a better bass player than Steve DiGiorgio, who first made his name with the thrash metal outfit Sadus.
Sadus was formed in Antioch, California in 1984 by DiGiorgio, vocalist Darren Travis, drummer Jon Allen and guitarist, Rob Moore, but was unable to record a demo tape until 1986, which came in the form of “D.T.P. (Death to Posers.)” Two tracks from the demo made their way to the Raging Death compilation album and with popularity steadily increasing, the group decided to self-finance a full length album, “Illusions,” with Metal Church guitarist John Marshall handling production duties.
The album found enough success underground to catch the attention of several record labels, with Roadrunner eventually being the company that snapped Sadus up. By 1990, the band had released second full length record, “Swallowed in Black,” which was able to break into the top fifty in Poland. Sadus expanded its profile further still by teaming up with Brazilian thrashers Sepultura and American death metal act Obituary for a tour of North America. The band followed this with the release of a third album, “A Vision of Misery,” in 1992. More...
Austria's Mastic Scum played live in Thessaloniki, Greece at the Grind Tower Fest last month, and now footage from the performance can be seen below.
The show's set list was as follows:
01. Cause & Effect 00:00-02:13
02. Dehumanized 02:14-03:26
03. Will To Kill 03:27-05:38
04. The Vortex Within 05:39-07:07
05. T.C.I.A.S.O.M. 07:08-08:04
Dublin five-piece black metal band Aeternum Vale has a video clip out for "Smash The Pillars," which is the first single from the band's debut album "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges."
The new video clip for "Smash The Pillars" was filmed by Damien James O' Farrell & Brian Loughlin and can be seen below. The full album's track listing is:
1. Smash the Pillars
2. I Take Leave of the Sun
3. Into the Depths My Acolyte
4. A Last Sunrise in This Dying Sky
5. On Barren Soil We Fell
6. Mourning the Idol
7. In Our Darkened Hour
8. The Ghosts of Martyrs
Watford, UK-based hardcore crew The Hell gets assertive in a new music video for “Check This Out,” directed by Stuart Birchall (Bring Me the Horizon, Architects, Cradle of Filth).
The track appears on the band's Prosthetic Records debut “Groovehammer,” released earlier this year. Check it out below.
The Hell is currently inspiring moshpits throughout the U.K. on the headlining “Shitemare Before Christmas” tour. Remaining dates are as follows:
11/30 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
12/4 Birmingham, UK – The Oobleck
12/5 Nottingham, UK – Stealth
12/6 Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Underground
12/7 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
12/11 Brighton, UK – Audio
12/12 Glasgow, UK – Audio
12/13 Middlesborough, UK – The Crown
12/14 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen More...
Emma-O just released new album "Mechanical," which was mixed by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio. A teaser trailer is available below, and you can order the album at this location.
The Swiss metal band features members among its ranks who have been involved with Fake Messiah, Dagoba, Trophallaxy, and Blazing War Machine. You can follow the latest on the band via Facebook here.
Newly formed Brazilian metal band North (not to be confused with the Arizona-based group of the same name) has a new demo track online for streaming titled "Inquisitors of Death," which is taken off the band's debut EP.
Check out the new song below, and for more info on North you can head over to the group's Facebook profile here.
Kardinal Sin is a new power metal band from Sweden that just released its first-ever music video. Check out "Dragons Fall" below.
The band is also currently in the studio recording a debut album, and is gearing up to perform at the Vasby Rock Festival 2015. Stay tuned for more details.
Michael Schenker will embark on a U.K. tour kicking off at Newcastle O2 Academy on Wednesday, December 10th. Special guest on all dates is the Bournemouth rock band, Western Sand.
Londoners will get a special treat when State Villains, featuring Michael’s son Tyson Schenker on guitar, will open the show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 20th.
To get you in the mood, State Villains are offering fans a free MP3 of the song "Done Crawling" that can be downloaded at this location.
Newcastle O2 Academy Wednesday 10th December
Glasgow O2 ABC Thursday 11th December
Nottingham Rock City Friday 12th December
Manchester Ritz Saturday 13th December
Leeds O2 Academy Monday 15th December
Bilston The Robin Tuesday 16th December
Norwich Waterfront Wednesday 17th December
Bristol O2 Academy Friday 19th December
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Saturday 20th December More...
Slovenian outfit Morost has made the "Solace in Solitude" album available for streaming online in full.
"Solace in Solitude" was produced by Jan Švigelj, Žiga Zmazek, and Morost and recorded and mixed at Negligence Studio. The track listing is as follows:
1. Introversion 02:01
2. Human Debris 06:43
3. A Predicament in Time 06:30
4. Thorp Afield 06:55
5. Mitos 09:01
6. Regrets 06:11
7. Degression 03:03 More...
Valhalla's latest single "The Crown" features guest spots by James Mislow (ex-King Conquer) and Neto Monzon (Mental Prison). You can now stream the track online via the Bandcamp player provided below.
Death metal outfit Malformed, which was spawned in the toxic wastelands of Rochester, NY in March of 2009, has a new full-length album out now.
You can preview all the tracks off "Awakening The Ancient Hunger" below, or get your own copy at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Bloodlust of the Beasts 05:23
2. Usuthu 07:37
3. Feeding Grounds 04:20
4. Labyrinths of Silence 04:15
5. Protectors of Zinj 07:47
6. Convulsive Agony (The Red Death) 05:12
7. Verminous Prison 05:38 More...
Croatian black metal band Wasteland is gearing up to release new full-length album "Slava Palim Ratnicima" on January 7th via Winter Realm Records. A preview clip can be heard below, and the track listing is as follows:
2. Slava palim ratnicima
3. Krvava rijeka
5. Poganski hram
6. Gnjev crnog božanstva
8. Gates of heaven (Absurd cover) More...
Eternal Wisdom will release a new album titled "Pathei Mathos" this coming January 10th, 2015. In anticipation of the coming full-length, today an advance track has dropped online. Check out the preview track "Gateways to Archaic Symbolism" below.
Gun Barrel has a new video clip out now for the track "Damage Dancers," which can be seen in the YouTube player below.
The track comes off the album of the same title, available over at Bandcamp here. You can also see Gun Barrel live on the road with Motorjesus and Gloomball on these dates:
03.12.14 Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
04.12.14 Hannover - LUX
05.12.14 Rheine - Hypothalamus
06.12.14 Bochum - Matrix
Reptilian Death released another guitar play through clip for a song taken off latest album "The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence."
Check out the play through for "Emerge, Hatred Emerge" below, which was filmed and edited by Sahil Makhija at Demonic Studios.
After 12 years, about a 100 live performances, and some serious line-up changes, Autere is finally letting out it's first full-length album. "Amal'l" is set for release on December 5th by Inverse Records, and the label comments:
"Amal'l is a combination of heavy riffs, elegant melodies and dynamic rhythms. Representing the band's view of modern metal."
The forthcoming album's track listing is as follows: More...
Israeli metal band Shiver just released a new EP titled "Bones. Spirit. Ashes. Madness." You can stream all the tracks below or by hitting up the Shiver Bandcamp page here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Serve A Purpose 02:47
2. Collecting Parts 02:21
3. Piece Of Us 03:33
4. Preach 03:31
5. Too Much To Bear 04:08
6. Combined (feat. Tiran Ezra of Ferium) 03:57 More...
Tijuanan forensic death grind band Thanatology has released its new video for the track "Verdugos Forenses," which is streaming below. The song comes from the recent split release "Thanatology vs Besta," which was just released on Negligent Records. Thanatology hosted a release party on Saturday, Nov. 29th for the split in Tijuana, featuring the other acts Bestias and Bio Crisis.
Due to last minute engagements of a few of the artists in the line-up, Metal All Stars will be rescheduling all European dates from November 30th – December 23rd, including the Brixton Academy concert on December 16th, to Spring 2015.
New tour dates in these cities will be announced shortly. Due to this unfortunate delay, the organizers will be adding additional headline artists to make the new line up even more metal for 2015.
Current ticket holders and purchasers of VIP Meet & Greet packages will have their tickets honoured for the new dates. More official information will be updated at the Metal All Stars website here.
The European trek was to feature Zakk Wylde, James LaBrie, Geoff Tate, Dave Ellefson, Joey Belladonna, and more.
After pre-production during the Summer months, Teramaze has issued the following update about officially entering the recording studio:
"1 week and we start our new album recording! We will keep everyone up to date with videos, podcasts, and other great stuff so you can share the journey with us.
"We can't wait to get our hands dirty on this one. Dean Wells will be producing and engineering this album and we also have a new mixing engineer on this album, who we can't name yet, but keep an eye on our page over the next few weeks for announcements and all things TERAMAZE!
"Thanks for your support." More...
Aathma just wrapped up a European tour with Khmer, and now the band has checked in with the following recap:
"Thank you all so much for making this tour possible. First of all, thanks to Khmer, this tour´s been because of you guys, it´s an honor you wanted to share it with us.
"Last night, Madrid, as well as the other cities we had played, showed us once again that it´s feasible to do things in a humble and honest way. Just with effort and the essential help of a lot of people who is into this for the sake of it and with no aim other than taking care of each other. We're eternally grateful.
"Now it´s time to rest and afterwards getting ready for our next record. Thank you all for everything.
"See you soon…" More...