Metal News for November 4, 2012
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14 news articles posted on this day.
The New Orleans horror lovers She's Still Dead may be less than two years in the game, but they are more determined than most bands to make it. The classic thrash metal outfit drenched in a scary movie nostalgia has gained notoriety with their debut album "Immortal, Eternal" produced by the prolific producer and musician J. Yuenger, who is also friends with the guys and becoming the first American metal band to tour in Cuba, including a show at Brutalfest. They have even landed a spot in Rue Morgue Magazine and more. I had a chance to talk to the whole band including J. Yuenger about their incredible work ethic, a new album on the horizon, and their tour of Cuba. A transcription follows the video. More...
Mexican death metal band Dead End At Disaster has just released a new video for the track "The Questionable Destiny Of The Average People Corpses," which is streaming below. The band hails from Tuxtla Gutierrez in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico and formed in June of 2011.
French doom/death band Barabbas has revealed that it will have a new full-length coming out in November of 2013. Guitarist St. Stephane has posted up a new guitar riff from it at this location. A recent upload of the clip "Barabbas" from the 2011 album, made into video form using scenes from the 1961 Anthony Quinn/Jack Palance epic, has been posted to YouTube and is featured below. Barabbas started out in 2007 and all of the musicians in the band name themselves after saints in an ironic fashion, since they know all humans are mere mortals.
Italian sludge/doom band Fuoco Fatuo has released its second EP of the year, "33 Colpi Di Schizofrenia Astrale Nell'Abisso Nero," whose three songs are streaming over at bandcamp. You can also stream the self-titled EP, which was released in April, over at that site as well. Fuoco Fatuo gets its name from those bluish fumes from decaying organic matter that one sees at swamps and cemeteries. The band will be playing a gig along with Blackball and Salvadag at the Linificio CLAM in Lodi, Italy on Saturday, November 10th. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.
Brazilian act Frost Despair is currently working on new album "Surreal" at Hurricane Studio, and a part of the recording process can now be viewed in the player below. Although no release date has been announced yet, Frost Despair has revealed the following track listing for the new album:
1. The Sixth Bell
2. The Creation
3. Thrones of Human Power
4. Darkly Strike
7. Fall into the Darkness of Illusion
8. Claim for the Apocalyptic Eradication
9. God's Nightmare
10. Slaves to Superstition
11. Thrones of Human Power (Orchestral version)
12. Claim for the Apocalyptic Eradication (Orchestral version) More...
As a little appetizer for their upcoming full-length entitled “The Parable Of Scorched Earth,” the New York death metallers Torturous Inception have released a preview trailer featuring clips from all ten tracks appearing on the album.
“The Parable Of Scorched Earth” is scheduled for release in winter 2012 by Torture Music Records. Check out the teaser below. The teaser features samples of these tracks:
0:00 - A Unidimensional Gateway From Which None Return
0:39 - Strategic Dismemberment
1:11 - Refectory
1:38 - Disciple in Bereavement
2:07 - Subject to Onslaught
2:26 - Transmigration Within the Fowl
2:51 - Cryogenic Reverie: Bypassing an Apocalypse
3:11 - Lecherous Servants of Flesh
3:43 - Leviathan
4:12 - Vomit Inducing Conditions More...
The collaborative album between experimental alchemists Horseback and Locrian, entitled "New Dominions," is currently streaming online via Paste Magazine. Listen to the full album at this location. Relapse Records also commented on the release:
"A beautiful piece of mysterious blackened psychedelia, 'New Dominions' was previously available only in an extremely limited vinyl pressing via Utech Records. Now remastered by James Plotkin and expanded to include 3 more tracks, this genre-defying release will see its deluxe CD/Digital reissue on November 6th via Relapse Records with pre-orders available here."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Our Epitaph
3. Oblivion Eaters
4. In the Absence of Light
5. Gift Remix By James Plotkin
Swedish industrial metal veterans 8th Sin will be releasing the final edition of their trilogy via Soulseller Records on November 23rd in Europe and February 3rd, 2013 in the USA. The album will be available on CD as well as digital download. The "Cosmogenesis" album has been over six years in the making and it is now on the eve of finally being unleashed. The album contains 15 tracks, including covers of Depeche Mode's "Walking in My Shoes" and Venom's "Black Metal."
Apart from the frontman IT (from Vondur, Ophthalamia, Abruptum, War), 8th Sin also consists of Michael Bohlin, Johan Husgafvel (both part of the band Pain), and Zacharias Ahlvik. Michael and Johan have been touring relentlessly all over the world with Pain for the past 6 years so the project had been postponed. The opening track, "Teonanacatl (Flesh Of The Gods)" can be streamed in the player below.
The album was produced by Michael Bohlin and includes many guest appearances from close friends:
Joacim Thenander - the "Mobhead" remixes
Pontus Norgren - guitar solo on "Teonanacatl (flesh of the gods)"
PM Saari - guitar solo on "Walking in my shoes"
Anders Olsson - guitar solo on "Walking in my shoes"
Martin Boman - guitar solo on "Walking in my shoes"
Eric Rivers - guitar solo on "Walking in my shoes"
Magnus Lundkvist - additional backing vocals and guitar solo on "Walking in my shoes"
Joacim Cans - additional backing vocals on "Walking in my shoes"
Catherine Forsberg - additional backing vocals
Ira Keelyn - additional backing vocals and female words on "Presession of the equinoxe"
Alexandra Balogh - additional backing vocals
Kimmy Bohlin - co-lead vocals on "Safety exit"
Peter Tägtgren - co-lead vocals on "Black metal"
Joacim Lundberg - co-lead vocals on "Walking in my shoes" More...
South London's Seed of Detest has issued the following announcement about calling it quits and forming a new band with the original Seed of Detest lineup:
"The time has come for us to announce that Seed of Detest has ceased to exist. But DO NOT WORRY! This is something that has been planned for months in the run-up to the release of our new EP, which we will release early next year under the name of our new project 'SIDIOUS.' This new band is made up of the full original line-up of SoD, so our years of writing/rehearsing/jamming together have not gone to waste!
"We'd like to thank every single one of you that has supported Seed over the last couple of years. Whether it be purchasing our merch, listening to our music, coming to our shows, or being an active fan our our page, we are all eternally grateful.
"If you would like to follow us in our new musical direction then by all means please click the link here which will forward you to our new band page where you can sample a teaser of what to expect from us in the near future! If you like what you hear, please give SIDIOUS a 'like' and your continued support will not go unnoticed!! See you all on the other side...." More...
Singapore grind act Wormrot has posted footage online of a live show (involving what appears to be a blowup shark of some kind?) available below. Wormrot comments:
"Here's a snip of Wormrot show in Paris, France! Viva La Grind!!!! The song on this video is our cover of one of the song from an Indie band, Eisley. Song title: Many Funeral Get this song from iTunes
Nottingham's Bloodguard has posted a new pre-production teaser track online tiled "Our Lady of the Flood," which can be heard below or over at the band's Reverbnation profile.
The band also commented on its sound: "Bloodguard is the fusion of melodic death metal's primal urgency with the bleak atmospheres of black metal and the visceral power of the most aggressive death metal, devastating in its extremity and lethal in its execution." More...
Montreal's Depths of Hatred, which recruited a new guitarist last month, has now posted a lyric video online for the song "Deathsphere." Check out the clip below. You can also watch Depths of Hatred's music video for "Revocation" over at this location.
East of the Wall has checked in with the following announcement about Translator Audio Studio being destroyed by the recent east coast hurricane:
"The studio we recorded The Apologist at, Translator Audio, was just COMPLETELY DESTROYED by Hurricane Sandy and they're taking donations to get back on their feet.
"The real tragedy is that they had just moved to a new location, built a beautiful brand new studio from scratch, and opened their doors 3 WEEKS ago.
"Andrew Schneider is not just one of the most talented producers and engineers in the scene, but he's also one of the best people we know in the local music scene.
So, please, if you could help out and DONATE RIGHT HERE to help rebuild his studio, you'd be doing a great thing and I promise any food you eat today will taste way better."
Since Sunday Old School almost always finishes it's month of sundays with a column about a group from the glam metal scene, it always seems so natural to kick the next month off with one of the so-called "grunge" acts, given it was the next stage in popular rock music. And who better to start November off than Soundgarden, whose reunion has been of the most anticipated in recent times? Soundgarden was formed from the ashes of a band named The Shemps, which featured singing drummer, Chris Cornell and bass player Hiro Yamamoto. The two kept in contact after The Shemps’ demise and were soon joined by guitarist Kim Thayil, who moved to Washington with Yamamoto and future Sub Pop founder, Bruce Pavitt, from Park Forest, Illinois. The trio adopted the name, Soundgarden from a sculpture next to Magnuson Park, Seattle and soon became a four piece, when they hired drummer Scott Sundquist in order for Cornell to focus on his vocals. This lineup would continue for around a year and make the first Soundgarden recordings, which surfaced on a compilation album named, "Deep Six," before Sundquist left to be replaced by Skin Yard drummer, Matt Cameron. The band’s live performances made them one of the stand out groups in an area which had many quality bands, and it was thanks to their blistering presence that KCMU DJ Jonathan Poneman offered to contribute twenty thousand dollars to Sub Pop Records, in order to fund a Soundgarden release, which came in 1987 in the form of the single, "Hunted Down," which also featured a highly regarded b-side in, "Nothing To Say."
The band released two further EPs, "Screaming Life" and "Fopp" through Sub Pop before deciding to sign with SST Records for their first full length effort, snubbing the interest of major labels in the process. They then released their first LP, "Ultramega OK" on Halloween, 1988, and soon found themselves regularly on MTV, thanks to the music video for "Flower," as well as eventually being nominated for a Grammy award for Best Metal Performance 1990, in addition to touring overseas for the first time. Following the "Ultramega OK" tours, the band got to work on their second album, during which they claim ideas weren’t flowing freely from all members, leaving Cornell to write the bulk of it. The second album surfaced in September 1989 as, "Louder Than Love" and would prove to be their last record with Yamamoto, who left to go back to college after he felt he was unable to contribute to the band anymore. He was replaced by former Nirvana guitarist, Jason Everman, and the band hit the road again, this time in support of Canadian progressive metal act, Voivod, with Faith No More opening the shows. There was initially some problems with the distribution for "Louder Than Love," with some retailers taking umbrage with the lyrics to the songs, "Big Dumb Sex" and "Hands All Over," but nonetheless, it became the band’s first record to hit the Billboard 200, peaking at number 108. More...