Metal News for November 4, 2011
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Croatian black metal act Wasteland has posted a new song online titled "Slava Palim Ratnicima," which is available to be heard in the player below. You can also check out Wasteland's previously posted demo song "Mracne Dveri Baranje" by heading over to this location.
Maryland's Drewsif Stalin has posted a new song online titled "Deadly Serious," which is available for streaming or download via the player below.
You can also check out more Drewsif Stalin music by heading over to the act's Bandcamp page at this location.
Holland’s music video portal, FaceCulture.com, recently launched a mini-documentary centered around The Devil's Blood mastermind, SL. The subtitled video takes place in SL’s home in Eindhoven and at Speedfest, and focuses on writing music, life, death, vice struggles and more. Check out the clip below.
Metal Blade Records recently announced its union with the eclectic cult rockers and will be unleashing the band’s upcoming full-length album, "The Thousandfold Epicentre," in North America on January 17th, 2012. "The Thousandfold Epicentre" features 11 tracks produced with the help of Pieter Kloos at Void Studios (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).
Commented SL of the new release: “THE DEVIL’S BLOOD are pleased to announce the conception of a new Litter to be cast upon the sacrificial flames of the bullheaded God that resides on the plane of Gehenna. Eleven new children shall pass through His flames to become reborn in Chaos. We have taken eleven months to write and two months to record these monsters and to prepare, attach and inscribe the appropriate sigils, ornaments, chimes and bells upon these younglings before releasing their serpentine malignity upon the world…”
Karma Violens is currently streaming the band's entire upcoming "Dormancy" album online. You can listen to the tracks from the release by heading over to this location. "Dormancy" is set for release on November 7th, 2011. The band also commented:
"Karma Violens created their first lines in music in September 2002. The music is an amalgam of Extreme Metal (death, thrash, black), combined with Hardcore music lines and idiosyncrasy. The music of Karma Violens is not categorized and avoids every music label except the word 'Metal' and that's the way the band wants to keep it."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Full Dose of Hate
3. Death is Symbolic
4. Christian Lovers (Made Me Do It)
5. Returning From Oslo
6. Headstrong Vs. Progress
7. Molotov Syrup
8. Storm Before Calm
The "Day of the Dead" track listing is as follows:
1. We Rise/We Kill
2. Day of the Dead
4. Falso Poder
5. Sangre Por Guerra
According to the NME, the four original members of Black Sabbath has announced that they will be holding a press conference in Los Angeles, California on November 11th at 11:11am at the Whiskey A Go-Go. This was the same venue where Black Sabbath made their American debut on November 11th 1970, which fuels the expectation that this announcement will be to officially confirm the recent reunion rumours. The event will reportedly be hosted by spoken word artist and former Black Flag frontman, Henry Rollins. Stay tuned for further information.
This week Tunecore announced a new Songwriter Publishing Administration Service. Many self-published bands may be familiar with Tunecore’s online distribution service, which helps get unsigned bands’ albums and songs into the major online stores. In the changing musical landscape where streams are slowly eating away at album sales, Tunecore now hopes to helps artists capture much of that money and do it as painlessly as possible for the artist.
Heavenwood has posted a video online featuring audio of the band working on a cover version of The Beatles' "And I Love Her" with a special guest. The band also commented:
"Not for commercial release, this is a tribute to what we consider to be the all time best band in the world! All rights reserved to Lennon/McCartney!!"
Footage has made its way online of Opeth and Katotonia taking the stage for an encore to perform a Bloodbath track at a show in Baltimore, MD. You can check out the footage below. Opeth was on tour in North America in support of the new album "Heritage" (reviewed here).
French acts Temple of Baal and Ritualization have teamed up to release a new split album titled "The Visions Of Fading Mankind." The release is set to come out on the 29th of November, 2011 via Agonia Records.
"The Visions Of Fading Mankind" will be available as a digipack CD, 350 copies of solid white vinyl and 150 of copies transparent/red splatter. The splatter will be available via the Agonia Records Webshop exclusively.
Abysmal Dawn has debuted a brand new music video for the song "My Own Savior" via Metal Injection. You can check out the clip below. The video was created by Rob Mensas as part of a fan video contest with the site. Charles Elliot of Abysmal Dawn had this to say about the winning video:
"What can we say other than this guy really impressed us with this video! The dark religious and industrial imagery of the clip fit the song and band perfectly and the look of it is just stunning. You even see the trademark Abysmal Dawn eclipse which was a nice touch as well. Great editing and post effects make this the winner by far. Truly proud to call this our official video. We're drinking and partying with this guy for sure when we see him on our tour with Obscura!"
Abysmal Dawn has the following upcoming tour dates with Obscura, Enfold Darkness, and Last Chance to Reason: More...
With less than two weeks before the "Carbon-Based Anatomy" EP is released, Cynic has teamed up with NPR to exclusively premiere another new track online. The song entitled "Box Up My Bones" can be streamed here.
The track listing for "Carbon-Based Anatomy" is as follows:
1. Amidst The Coals
2. Carbon-Based Anatomy.
4. Box Up My Bones
5. Elves Beam Out
Cynic will also be out on tour with 3 and Scale the Summit on these dates:
11/5: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater (SuckFest)
11/7: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Upstairs)
11/9: Monteal, QUE @ Les Foufounes Electriques
11/10: Toronto, ON @ The Annex Wreck Room
11/11: Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargos
11/13: St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/15: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/16: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex (UT)
11/17: Sparks, NV @ The Alley
11/18: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/19: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/22: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
11/23: Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
Californian extreme metallers All Shall Perish will go on an extensive European tour in early 2012 together with Caliban, Eyes Set To Kill, WBTBWB and Attila. The US-based quintet will burn down the following cities:
02.02.2012 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
03.02.2012 (D) Hamburg - Markthalle
04.02.2012 (SE) Gothenburg - Brewhouse
05.02.2012 (SE) Stockholm - Göta Kälare
07.02.2012 (FIN) Helsinki - Nosturi
10.02.2012 (D) Berlin - C-Club
11.02.2012 (D) Jena - F-Haus
12.02.2012 (PL) Krakow - Rotunda
13.02.2012 (SK) Bratislava - Majestic Club
14.02.2012 (CZ) Prague - The Rock
15.02.2012 (HU) Budapest - Dürer Kert
16.02.2012 (A) Vienna - Arena
17.02.2012 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
18.02.2012 (I) Pinarella di Cerv - Rockplanet
19.02.2012 (I) Rome - Blackout
21.02.2012 (CH) Zuerich - Abart
22.02.2012 (F) Paris - Divan Du Monde
23.02.2012 (F) Lyon - MJC
24.02.2012 (B) Hasselt - Muziekodroom
25.02.2012 (D) Cologne - Essigfabrik
26.02.2012 (NL) Amsterdam – Melkweg
British grindcore legends Napalm Death have announced that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Utalitarian." The fourteenth album from the group will be released through Century Media Records on February 27th, with a North American release to follow the next day. The band has been performing a song from, "Utalitarian" on their recent tour of Canada entitled, "Quarantine." You can check out a fan filmed video of the song below.
Speaking about the album's lyrical theme and title, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway stated:
"After some deliberation, we have decided on Utilitarian as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won't explain the full meaning of Utilitarianism here because it's an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain 'morality' aspect to it and that isn't something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it.
"So, rather than just nail that straight to the mast, of course we wanted to put our own spin on it by suggesting that those (i.e. the utilitarian in us, perhaps) who try to challenge everything, or fight against conventions, well, we go through periods of real self-doubt where we wonder if we're really making a difference. I suppose the conclusion is that, for the sake of all our freedoms, you should never stop, as even the feeling of resistance is at least a signal to those who would like to entirely control and dominate us - meaning everything from our instinctive behavior to our human entitlement to walk the earth unprovoked.
"Regarding the album overall, the final creases should be ironed out fairly soon, and immediately after that, we thought it would be good to top it off with a few UK dates. We've been playing one new song ("Quarantined") out on a tour of Canada and it's been well received, so we hope to perhaps throw in another one for now. Either way, we'll be bouncing off the walls again near you very soon. Cheers all." More...
Metalcore act Bury Your Dead has debuted a new music video online for "The Sirens Of Titan." You can check out the clip in the player below.
The band released its latest album "Mosh 'n' Roll" earlier this year via Mediaskare. You can also find the band's previously posted music video for "Slaughterhouse Five" at this location.
Fancy on melodic power metal from the United States? Then check out the new song "Take Hold of the Night" from Widow, courtesy Noisecreep.com. Head over here to check out the track, which is taken from Widow's new album "Life's Blood."
You can also check out a teaser trailer for the album below. "Life's Blood" is due for release on November 11th, 2011.
Daniel Svensson from In Flames will be chatting live online with fans via Yowie this coming Monday, November 7th at 2:00pm PST/22:00 CET.
He will make a major announcement for In Flames’ North American fans as well as talking questions from everyone who attends. Head over to this location on Monday to hear the announcement and take part in the chat.
In Flames also recently posted a music video for "Where The Dead Ships Dwell" online from the band's latest album "Sounds Of A Playground Fading." You can check out the video clip by heading over to this location.
Happy Friday Rock Band fans! This week the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network has seen new tracks from Christian Death, All Shall Perish, and more, while the PS3 edition will get new songs from Black Veil Brides next week. The newly added Xbox 360 tracks are as follows:
Christian Death - "Church of No Return" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Embrace the Curse" (160 MSP)
Savage Minotaur - "Melted Picks & Broken Sticks" (160 MSP)
We Are Knuckle Dragger - "-20% for Being a Loser" (80 MSP)
The following tracks come to the PS3 on Tuesday 11/8/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 11/9/2011 (Europe):
Black Veil Brides - "Children Surrender" ($1.99)
Black Veil Brides - "Perfect Weapon" ($1.99)
GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie has released a statement regarding the passing of guitarist Cory Smoot, aka Flattus Maximus. Below is the entire statement:
"After a restless night spent hurtling through the desolate Canadian wilderness, I crawled from my bunk on the tour bus to face reality, grudgingly aware that the the dark dream that gripped us would not fade with the day. We have lost a brother, a husband, a son, and one of the most talented musicians that ever slung an ax. Cory Smoot, longtime lead guitar player for the band GWAR, has passed at the age of 34.
"As the singer of GWAR and one of his best friends, I feel it is my duty to try and answer some of the questions that surround his tragic and untimely death. I know the sense of loss and pain is far greater in scope than in the insulated environment of a band on tour, and I will do my best to provide what clarity and comfort I can.
"The most glaring question is how? And unfortunately that is the hardest question to answer. The truth will not be known until the medical officials have finished their work. All I can do is relate what we saw with our own eyes. More...
The Eternal will enter Colour Sound Studios in Melbourne, Australia to commence work on the band's 5th studio album tentatively titled "When The Circle of Light Begins To Fade." The band will track 13 songs and will be working on the recording process for the next 6 months. Singer/Guitarist Mark Kelson has this to say about the project:
'We are approaching this recording quite differently than our previous albums, usually we have very comprehensive and complete demos, but we have decided to start tracking at the basic idea stage and see where it takes us. As for the material, I have spent a lot of time reflecting over our back catalogue and everything we have achieved since we formed at the start of 2003 and I really wanted to write an album that reflects all the elements of our sound. I feel the new material takes elements of 'Sleep Of Reason', 'Kartika', 'Under A New Sun' & even 'The Sombre Light of Isolation' and blends them all together. We will still approach the new material very melodically as we always have done, but I have a feeling this will be a little heavier and darker than 'Under A New Sun' as the last year has been hard for me on a personal level and I feel that comes across in many of the songs composed thus far. More...
Chile's Recrucide has posted a teaser clip online for the upcoming "Art of Crime" music video, which is expected to be released by the end of the year. The clip can be viewed below. "Art of Crime" is taken off the band's latest album "Blood Divine."
Sumerian Records has issued the following announcement about Stray From The Path being involved in a van accident while on tour:
"Stray From The Path have reportedly flipped their van in Wyoming while on tour with The Acacia Strain and Terror. The band is fine however their van, trailer and gear all look to be completely destroyed.
"We will give you more news and updates as soon as we hear. Please keep the band in your thoughts. Stay tuned for more information regarding the accident."
Additional details on whether any tour dates will still be played will be announced as they are made available.
Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about Graveyard returning to the U.S. for new tour dates:
"After months of overseas arm wrestling plus a little bit of back-island voodoo shenanigans that we can't even begin to comprehend, we're proud to announce that the GRAVEYARD guys are finally back. Here. As in 'gonna play the States again.' Which forces us to ask, 'America, ARE YOU READYYYYYYYY?!?!?!' These Swedish Demigods of Psychedelic Classic Rock slayed everyone within earshot of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this past June. Don’t miss them. That’s an order."
Graveyard drummer Axel Sjöberg checks in about the band’s eminent return:
“At last the circumstances of life and the music industry has allowed us to return to the land of infinite highways and corrupt bankers. Of mighty nature and excellent thrift stores. Of micro breweries and good Mexican food (which you can't find in Gothenburg). Yes ladies and gentlemen, the boys in the 'yard are returning to the U S of A in January, 2012. A good way to start the new year and an excuse to get fucked up and enjoy some good rocking music.
“With us on our travels across the nation are the very skillful musicians of Radio Moscow. With natural talent and relentless touring they are bound to leave jaws hanging and people wondering what just happened. Blues rock the way it's meant to be played.”
The first 13 shows of the Graveyard & Radio Moscow trek through the U.S. are:
01/12/12 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
01/13/12 Middle East - Boston, MA
01/14/12 Northstar Bar - Philadelphia, PA
01/16/12 DC9 - Washington, D.C.
01/17/12 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
01/19/12 Asheville Music Hall - Asheville, NC
01/20/12 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
01/21/12 Masquerade (Hell Stage) - Atlanta, GA
01/22/12 Hi-Tone Café - Memphis, TN
01/24/12 Fitzgerald’s - Houston, TX
01/25/12 Mohawk - Austin, TX
01/31/12 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
02/01/12 The Tractor - Seattle, WA More...
August Burns Red has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming "Leveler" Winter Tour featuring Silverstein, Texas In July with I, The Breather, and letlive. on select dates. The clip can be viewed below, and the tour flyer is available at this location.
The legendary Swedish Viking death metal outfit Unleashed has started the recordings for an upcoming 11th studio album. The band commented on the upcoming release:
"The album name is still a secret - but you'd better get ready for another classic album. With their blend of melody and brutality Unleashed includes to the founder of the Viking death metal.
"Their riffs are pure shrapnel, but their choruses are epic, melting uncompromising brutality with anthemic odes to the Odin."
The new Unleashed album will be released in spring 2012 via Nuclear Blast. Additional details on the upcoming release will be announced as they are made available.
Deathstars has posted a music video online for the song "Metal," which is one of two brand new tracks off the band's best-of compilation "The Greatest Hits On Earth." You can check out "Metal" in the player below.
The track listing for "The Greatest Hits on Earth" is as follows:
1. Death Is Wasted On The Dead (new track)
2. METAL (new track)
3. Death Dies Hard
6. Synthetic Generation
8. Blood Stains Blondes
10. New Dead Nation
11. The Mark Of The Gun
15. Play God
German power/viking metal band Crom, a one man project featuring Water Grosse, has posted a video trailer for the upcoming release "Of Love And Death," the sophomore release due out on November 25, 2011 through Pure Legend Records.
The track listing for "Of Love And Death" is:
1. Reason to Live
2. Lifetime - The Fallen Beauty Part II
3. Just One Blink
4. My Song for All the Broken Hearts
5. My Destiny
6. This Dying World
7. Eternal Dreaming
8. The Fallen Beauty (Bonus Track)
Check out the trailer here:
Resurrected U.S. traditional/power metal band Malice has inked a new deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band will enter the studio in L.A. in December to record the band's first full length release since 1987's stellar "Licence To Kill." More details to follow.
Malice's only original member, guitarist Jay Reynolds:
The upcoming Betraeus debut EP, "Towards The Sun," is officially due out on November 14th via Siege of Amida Records. The band has now posted the title track online, which can be heard in the player below. Betraeus also issued the following update about holding a release show tonight:
"Betraeus EP release party (Manchester Academy) is tonight!!! It's been a long time in the making but you will finally be able to get your copy of our debut EP 'Towards The Sun' and of course come party with us! Support comes from: Deceiver, Hydrosis & Osiris! Doors 7:30PM."
Ancient Bards has launched new music video for the song "To The Master of Darkness," which comes off the band's new album "Soulless Child." You can check out the video below. "Soulless Child" is set for release on November 18th, 2011. The band also commented on the clip:
"Ladies and gentlemen, here we are! The long awaited video clip of 'To the Master of Darkness' is now on our YouTube channel for everyone to see! Enjoy and maybe.... share!"
The track listing for "Soulless Child" is as follows:
1. Struggle For Life
2. To The Master Of Darkness
3. Gates Of Noland
4. Broken Illusion
5. All That Is True
6. Valiant Ride
7. Dinanzi Al Flagello
8. Soulless Child
9. Through My Veins
10. Hope Dies Last
The exclusive Lacrimas Profundere iTunes single "Lips" will be released on November 11th via Napalm Records and includes the title track, two unreleased songs, and the video clip to "Lips." The video has also made its way online and can be viewed below.
Founding member Wietze Halma from Dutch act Edge of Serenity has checked in with the following update about lineup changes and working on a new album:
"Edge of Serenity will soon reveal its new line up, including a special guest who will appear on the new album which the band currently is working on.
"We only release a new album when it has the right feeling. And not because there has to be a new album because it has been some while since we released our debut. Soon more details will be available."
You can also check out what Edge of Serenity has to offer by navigating over to the band's MySpace page at this location.
Mourning Caress has posted a song online titled "Never Surrender," which is taken from the band's new album "Deep Wounds, Bright Scars." You can check out the track in the player below, and the band also commented:
"Our new album 'Deep Wounds, Bright Scars' is available as of today. The media feedback we received so far is overwhelming – it feels great. We can't wait to hear and read your comments! If you like you can order your copy of 'Deep Wounds, Bright Scars' directly at the official Mourning Caress webshop. Just click here.
"We also uploaded another DWBS song, this time it's 'Never Surrender.' Let us know what you think and please don't forget the release show / party on December 17th 2011 in our hometown Münster, Germany with special guests Night In Gales and Fleshworks."
Danish progressive act Royal Hunt posted a in studio video report for the band's forthcoming album "Show Me How To Live," which will be released on November 29th, 2011 (North America) and December 2nd, 2011 (EU) via Frontiers Records. The first single "Hard Rain's Coming" will be released digitally on November 14, 2011.
The track listing for “Show Me How To Live” is:
2. One More Day
3. Another Man Down
4. An Empty Shell
5. Hard Rain's Coming
6. Half Past Loneliness
7. Show Me How To Live
8. Angel's Gone
Check out the video here:
Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish posted footage from the Imaginaerum listening session that was held for the press at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in Germany in September 2011. The video shows some scenes and interviews that were recorded that day.
Dutch symphonic metal band Nemesea posted a new music video for the song "Afterlife" from the forthcoming LP "The Quiet Resistance." The new LP is due out November 16, 20111 (ESP/FIN/SWE), November 18, 2011 (GER/AT/CH/ Benelux/ITA), November 21, 2011 (Rest of Europe) and November 22, 2011 (USA/CAN) through Napalm Records.
Check out the video here:
American thrash metal legends Megadeth have posted their new music video online for the song, "Public Enemy No. 1." You can check it out below.
The song comes from their latest studio album, "Th1rt3en," which was released in Europe on October 31st and on November 1st in North America. The record also marks the return of bass player David Ellefson, who last appeared on the groups 2001 album, "The World Needs A Hero." More...
30 years ago the bands Anthrax, Metallica, Motley Crue, Pantera, Queensryche, and Slayer were formed. It was also the year many important hard rock/heavy metal albums were released, laying the groundwork for the eighties. Here’s a look back at ten of these classic albums in no particular order. Same as the “1986 M/F/K” edition there is a twist as Marry/Fuck/Kill rules apply. It’s as simple as it sounds. M (Marry) is a song you want to “save” and listen to forever, F (Fuck) is the song you get one more listen to and that is it, and K (Kill) is the song you want to go away and never be heard from again. More...