Metal News for November 6, 2013
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34 news articles posted on this day.
Luna Ad Noctum has now released a music video for "In Hypnosis," which comes off the "Hypnotic Inferno" album released by Massacre Records in February, 2013. Check out the clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. In Hypnosis
2. Fear Technique
3. You Are What You Are...
4. Abnormal Pain
6. Ether Dome
8. Hallucination Twisted Claw
9. Total Sleep Disorder
After it was announced that Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park would be headlining the Download 2014 festival, upset metalheads took to the Internet to demand a more extreme band on the bill, and the rallying cry "Why Not Dying Fetus?" was born.
Somehow all that online buzz got the attention of the Download organizers, and now Dying Fetus has issued the following announcement about playing the festival:
"Ask and ye shall receive! Dying Fetus will be bringing their brutal death metal antics to the 2014 Download Festival in June.
"Thanks to all the fans who made #WhyNotDyingFetus blow up on the internets. Celebrate with some tunes here."
Disfiguring the Goddess is dropping another track from the upcoming full-length brutal death metal release "Deprive," which will be hitting music outlets December 10th via Decomp Records. The new track, "Home Of The Dollmaker," can be heard in the player below.
You can pre-order "Deprive" now via the band'ss merch store right here. Each pre-order package includes an item featuring the "Deprive" album art, illustrated by none other than brutal death metal illustrator Toshihiro Egawa. In addition, select pre-order packages include merch items featuring the art of Mark Riddick, another legendary death metal artist. More...
South Florida's Abiotic will be embarking on a short tour of the southeast in December. The "Tis the Season to Shred" tour will begin in Florida and spend a few days in Texas before visiting Oklahoma and Arkansas. The confirmed list of dates can be seen below, as well as on Facebook here.
12/09 Jacksonville, FL Atticus Bar w/ Volumes
12/10 Lake Charles, FL Center Stage
12/11 San Antonio, TX Fitzgerald's Live Music
12/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
12/13 Corpus Christi, TX Zero's
12/14 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats
12/15 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
12/17 Oklahoma City, OK Chameleon Room
12/18 Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic Lounge
12/21 Winter Park, FL The Haven Lounge More...
Portal's new music video for “Curtain,” directed by Zev Deans (Chelsea Wolfe, Liturgy), has now been posted online and can be viewed below. The "Curtain" track comes off the band's latest album "Vexovoid," which has the following track listing:
2. The Back Wards
UnderTheGunReview.net has teamed up with Edmonton, AB hardcore metal band Lucid Skies for the premiere of the new track "Shotgun Mouthwash." Hear the song in the player below.
The song is from the band's forthcoming EP "Hounds," set for release on November 26th, which will be supported by a Western Canadian tour with Bonfire.
Guitarist Jesse Berger comments: "We couldn't be more excited to announce the release of our new EP and our Western Canadian tour with our good friends Bonfire. We put a lot of effort into this EP and can't wait to get it out there to the provinces we haven't had the pleasure of touring yet."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Shotgun Mouthwash
2. Left Hook
3. With Eyes
4. Count Me Out More...
As the official unveiling of Tidal Arms' self-titled sophomore release draws near, today the gatekeepers at Revolvermag.com deliver second track "Mirrorbox" to the masses. Give the track a listen below.
The album was self-produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Tom Tierney and Alex Mead-Fox at the band's own Spaceman Sound in Greenpoint, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Drummer Francis Mark comments: "'Mirrorbox' is all about musical reflections. It's possible that the flipped groove drum beat in the verses was inspired by the third verse of 'Just What I Needed' by the Cars, when David Robinson flips the beat. We named that part 'Mirrorbox,' then came up with the chorus guitar part. Someone joked that we should play the mirror image of the chorus riff, so of course we had to. We recorded the riff, played it back in reverse, then learned what we heard. The outro of 'Mirrorbox' is the chorus riff performed in reverse. Lyrically, the song is an abstract meditation on the end of an era, beckoning the beginning of another." More...
Favour The Brave Agency, in collaboration with Horang Music, is proud to present Swiss based melodic heavy metal band Dreamshade live in South Africa. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Dreamshade has been shredding through stages across Europe and USA in promotion of latest release 'The Gift Of Life.' Playing their infectious style of heavy metal in the vein of In Flames, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains; the band has taken the metal world by storm with their melodic hooks and amazing performances. Dreamshade will be supported by newcomers The Drift throughout their tour that spans across Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth & Cape Town."
08/05 – Live-The Venue, Durban
09/05 – Pool City, Port Elizabeth
10/05 – Mercury Live, Cape Town
16/05 – Arcade Empire, Pretoria
17/05 – Rumours Lounge, Johannesburg More...
Today Pure Grain Audio offers up an exclusive track premiere from Swedish-based metallers Feared.
Titled “Mylingen,” the song comes from the band’s forthcoming fourth full-length album “Vinter,” which is scheduled for release on November 25th. Give it a listen below.
The band features in its ranks current and former members of The Haunted, Six Feet Under, Battlecross, and Clawfinger.
MetalSucks today presents a stream of Czar's brand new full-length album, "No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive." Hear the full album in the player below.
The Chicago trio ambushed the underground in late 2011 with the release of debut album, "Vertical Mass Grave." The follow-up, "No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive," continues on the path blazed by the debut.
Czar will open for Morbid Angel on November 17th at House of Blues in Chicago. More...
The new Asking Alexandria music video for the track "Killing You" - written by Ash Avildsen and directed by Frankie Nasso - can now be viewed below.
The track comes off the group's new album, "From Death To Destiny," and don't miss the band on tour headlining the U.S. through the end of November with All That Remains, Sevendust, Emmure and For Today.
It’s been a long, long time in the making but Suffering Quota's debut album is upon us. Reflections Records issued the following statement about the album:
"Hailing from Groningen, the band has been laying low for a while but early 2014 will mark the release of one of the hardest, meanest and most brutal albums ever created in these Netherworlds.
"The album was recorded and produced by Marc van Duivenvoorde and JB van de Wal from Herder and is gonna turn heads (and grind them off while doing so!). Check out the first song 'Retribution' via YouTube below. The clip features the stunning LP artwork done by Marald." More...
Avant-garde heavy metal act Ephel Duath has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to premiere new song "When Mind Escapes Flesh." Check it out below.
The song comes from the band's upcoming album, its first in five years, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness," which is due out November 26th (November 19th in Europe) on Agonia Records.
"This album holds together all that Ephel Duath's music has touched in the last 15 years, and pushes its boundaries even further," commented guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso. "Lyrically, the new songs dig deep in higher self-subject matters, combining brutally visual imagery with a painfully honest soul searching quest."
Guitarist Ben Melero and singer Misael Montesdeoca from Spanish modern metallers Jotnar were recently interviewed by MetalZone.biz. The interview took place at the Jotunheim Studios in Barcelona during the recording of the band's new album, scheduled on early 2014.
In the interview Jotnar talks about new songs, Ben’s shoulder surgery, and the band's recent tours and festival performances. Check it out below.
Swedish melodic death/thrash metallers Faithful Darkness have signed a deal with Coroner Records for the release of their forthcoming album scheduled out for 2014.
This new album follows previous releases "In Shadows Lies Utopia" (2008), "Black Mirror's Reflection" (2012), and "The Second Reflection" (2013).
Faithful Darkness is currently in the studio recording the new album, with more details to follow soon. For more information about Faithful Darkness, head over to the Coroner Records website here. More...
On the heels of last week’s unveiling of the track “Screwtape,” Living Sacrifice is ready to give fans another taste of what to expect from new album "Ghost Thief" by streaming the title track. Give it a listen below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
Set to drop November 11th on Solid State Records, "Ghost Thief" is the band’s 8th studio album overall and first new material since 2010’s "The Infinite Order."
“Ghost Thief was a tune that emerged out of a group writing session,” says vocalist/guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh. “A few riffs that we were throwing around from other songs that ended up going together well for this one. It is one of the more straightforward mid-tempo songs that we have on the record. Lyrically it speaks of how quickly our lives pass. Even if we are blessed to live 80 or 90 years, that is just not very long when calculating humanity's existence as a whole. So the song refers to the hope that we have in an afterlife and what that existence might look like.” More...
Rabbits is at it again: steadfast in the determination to not give a shit what you or anyone else thinks, the band burrowed deep into its own rabbit hole to scrape together a mish-mash of down-and-dirty tracks from every corner of its storied past.
"SOS (Singles, Other Shit)" is a disturbing and dissonant distress signal from the underground assembled from LP session bonus tracks, 7-inch tracks, unreleased demos, radio performances, alternate versions, and practice space jams recorded from 2006 to 2013.
With few overdubs and mostly single live takes, these tracks capture Rabbits cranking out bludgeoning full-throttle hardcore noise rock until your ears are ringing and you see stars; pummeling drums, gnarled guitars, maniacal vocals, and deranged solos. The A-side comprises six original songs, while the B-side collects nine covers of '80s punk and hardcore songs.
Eolian Empire will deposit "SOS (Singles, Other Shit)" December 3rd via digital download and cassette. The tape will also be released in Europe on Czech label Stoned to Death at an undisclosed date to be figured out. A video for "No (More) Depth" from will also be released in the coming days. The full track listing is: More...
After sharing tales of Sombrero-instigated pits with us, comedy rockers Psychostick have launched a fan funding campaign to record a new album and complete construction on a recording studio.
The campaign is now live and will run till December 5th. Head to this location for full details on the campaign and find perks for donating.
As part of the kick-off, the band is premiering a video for brand new song "Obey The Beard." Check it out below. Fans who contribute to the fund raising efforts will also score a free MP3 of the song.
Says Psychostick guitarist Josh Key: “This fundraiser is not just for a new album, but so much more! We're building a sweet studio; we want to put out new music and videos on a regular basis, so that fans don't have to wait through long dry spells between albums to hear something new from us. This fundraiser will enable us to make that happen.”
Vocalist Rob Kersey concurs, saying, “Having our own studio and the ability to record songs right away will be a huge dream come true for us. We literally have around a hundred or so song ideas that often get put on the back burner, but with this sweet setup we can finally become that recording machine we've always wanted to be. This fundraiser along with our amazing fans can help us fuel this machine for more brutal laughs in the years to come.” More...
Icelandic heathens Solstafir have premiered another new track from the reissue of debut album, "Í Blóði og Anda" ("In Blood and Spirit").
"In Blood and Spirit" is slated for release on November 12th in North America (November 8th worldwide). More...
In Solitude has returned to Sweden after a successful North American tour with Watain and Tribulation. Throughout the tour, In Solitude performed a set consisting of songs from each of the band's three albums, including newest release, "Sister."
At the Los Angeles show, clips were captured and two live videos have been launched. The first of which is for the title track from the new album, the second is for fan favorite song "To Her Darkness." Check out the footage below. More...
Southern quintet Kylesa has announced a winter Australian/European headlining tour. The trek kicks off December 7th in Perth. Support on a special tour date in Brisbane comes from Philm (featuring Dave Lombardo) and Eagle Twin.
Following the Australian dates, Kylesa's European tour kicks off January 1st in the Czech Republic, and will see the band travel for a month before ending in Germany. Support on this leg of the tour comes from Sierra and Jagged Vision. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Kylesa is touring in support of newest record, "Ultraviolet," which is the highest-charting record in the band's career, landing at #4 on Billboard's "Heat Seekers" chart, and impacting the Billboard top 200. More...
Italy's Tragodia has officially released a third full-length album titled "Mythmaker," and we are now offering fans and fans-to-be a chance to hear the entire disc. Check out all the tracks off the new album at this location.
If you want to know more about what went into the album, guitarist Riccardo Tonoli is excited to share details on how "Mythmaker" came together much more quickly than the previous two releases, and how this time around the sound takes a different approach.
See what Riccardo had to say about the themes and lyrics of the album, as well as the band's plans for upcoming live activity, in the full interview below. More...
Chicago, IL’s powerviolence act Weekend Nachos is streaming the crushing, hateful new record "Still" online courtesy of Decibel Magazine. Listen to the full album below.
"Still" will see a November 11th release via Relapse Records (CD/Digital), Deep Six Records (Vinyl), and Toxicbreed's Funhouse (Cassette). Additionally, the quartet will be touring in support of the new record. Dates are as follows:
Nov 08 Chicago, IL Fallout Shelter w/ Spine
Nov 10 Detroit, MI 20483 Yonka w/ Spine, Freedom and Dead Church
Nov 11 Erie PA Basement Transmissions w/ spine, Hellsent, Wasted Blood, Purge and Unstitched
Nov 12 Washington D.C. Chef Tony’s w/ Spine, Sick Fix, Thick Skin and Genocide Pact
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA Golden Tea House w/ Spine, Backslider and Congenital Death
Nov 14 New York, NY Abc No Rio w/ Spine, Vice and Damaged Goods
Nov 14 Island Park, NY No Fun Club (LATE SHOW!) w/ Spine, Jukai, Detriment
Nov 15 Boston, MA The Democracy Center w/ Spine, Curmudgeon
Nov 16 Toronto, ON NOT DEAD YET FEST (Spine plays the matinee)
Nov 17 Cleveland, OH T.B.A. w/ Spine
Nov 30 Chicago, IL Metro Chicago
Dec 14 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre More...
Ahead of its November 11th, 2013 North American release via Relapse Records, the full deadly force of Obliteration's new album "Black Death Horizon" is now streaming online. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
The album will be available in digital, CD, and LP formats, and as Darkthrone godfather Fenriz says, is "a brand new old organic sounding death metal masterpiece." More...
U.K. act Deadly Circus Fire has released a video for "‘Her Epitaph" from "The King And The Bishop" album. Check it out below.
"The King And The Bishop" was produced by Deadly Circus Fire, recorded and co-produced by Phil Kinman at MTR Studios and mastered by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham at Wired Masters Studios. The track listing is as follows:
1. Through The Soil
2. Her Epitath
5. In The Kingdom Of Flies
6. The King And The Bishop
7. Black Mask
10. The Light Within More...
French dark hardcore purveyors Calvaiire recently hit the studio with producer/sound engineer Amaury Sauvé at la Senelle to record debut full-length "Forceps."
These ten tracks are currently being mastered by Nick Zampiello and Rob Gonella at New Alliance East Mastering. The 12" vinyl and CD versions are due out in late December on Throatruiner Records.
To accompany the release of the album, the band has also announced the imminent re-issue of debut EP "Rigorisme" for the first time on 7" vinyl and with a brand new cover art. The EP is up for free download at this location or in the player below. More...
Australian extreme metal export Thy Art Is Murder has posted a music video for the track "Purest Strain of Hate," which can be viewed below. The song comes from the band’s most current record "Hate," released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Fresh off the heels of a breakthrough Summer Slaughter appearance, Thy Art Is Murder will be embarking on a journey throughout Europe in January and February. Accompanying the band in Germany, Poland, Belgium and France will be Aegaeon, Aversions Crown, and Heart of a Coward. Dates are available after the jump. More...
On October 29th at the storied War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN, a rather unusual tour lineup shook things up a bit. Asking Alexandria rolled in, bringing All That Remains with them, along with the veterans of Sevendust, as well as the younger For Today and Emmure. If the lineup didn’t involve Sevendust or All That Remains, it would have made more sense. All That Remains wasn’t stretching it, really, but including Sevendust with this largely metalcore bunch? I scratched my head at that choice.
It was a bizarre experience. More...
German melodic death metal outfit Sapiency has hooked up with StereoKiller.com to stream its newest release, "Tomorrow," in its entirety. The follow up to the band's acclaimed 2010 debut, "Fate's End," "Tomorrow" was released on CD format in March on Saol Music. Eclipse Records will unleash it in North America, as a digital download, on November 26th. Head on over to this location to stream it, or listen below.
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody announced the first details on the upcoming new release "Prometheus: Symphonia Ignis Divinus." The album is targeted for 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. The press release reads:
"Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody are proud to reveal the first news about their new album, scheduled to be recorded and mixed once again in the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (Kempten, Germany) and released by Nuclear Blast in 2014."
Vocalist Alessandro Conti commented: "This album is very important to all of us. Behind it there is the ambitious goal of creating one of the most epic and cinematic albums ever written. Prepare yourselves for an amazing journey ranging from the myths and legends of the past to the unexplored borders of space and time, the revelations of quantum mechanics and beyond, while exploring the multi-dimensional levels of psyche and consciousness and the intimate secrets of heart and soul on the path of spiritual evolution. In short words: a roller-coaster ride of extreme emotions. Be ready!"
Luca Turilli added: "I recently gave birth to my company Luca Turilli Music Productions (http://www.lucaturilli.com/) and have partnered with great artists such as the US producer/re-mixer/mixer Allen Morgan (U2, Nine Inch Nails, Taylor Swift) and the Czech conductor Petr Pololanik (nominated for "Hollywood Music in Media Awards" in 2011) to start composing emotional music with impact, mainly for the world of cinema and the video games. What I can say is that I am composing, writing and producing the guitar parts and the orchestral and choral arrangements for this new Rhapsody album in the same exact way I would and will do it while scoring movie trailers or video game soundtracks. Therefore expect moments of high tension, pure action and adrenalin for a final result never heard before. In other words: the definitive consecration of CINEMATIC METAL!”
More news and videos, including exclusive “behind the scenes footage” directly from Luca Turilli’s home studio will be coming soon.
Check out the video clip revealing the album: More...
Italian metal act Dragonhammer posted a sample from the new song "The End of the World." The song appears on the band's comeback release "The X Experiment," the first in nearly 10 years ("Time For Expiation" 2004). The album was originally set for release at the end of October, but was pushed back to December 3, 2013 via My Kingdom Music.
"The X Experiment" features guest performances from guitarist Francesco Fareri (Jeff Loomis/Vitalij Kuprij/Virtual Mind), vocalist Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth/A Perfect Day), vocalist Titta Tani (Ashent/Phoenix Rising/Takayoshi Ohmura/ex-DGM) and drummer David Folchitto (Stormlord/Screaming Banshee/Prophilax).
Check out the sample here: More...
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of U.S. stoner / sludge act Weedeater. The label comments:
"Born from the ashes of Buzzov•en in the late nineties, Weedeater released four albums so far: ‘…And Justice For Y’All,’ ‘Sixteen Tons,’ ‘God Luck And Good Speed,’ and ‘Jason… The Dragon.’ All four will be reissued on Season of Mist!
"Those four American Metal milestones will be re-released digitally on December 10th worldwide, and the physical reissues will hit the stores some time next year. Weedeater’s forthcoming fifth full-length will also be released on Season of Mist."
About the signing to Season of Mist, the band issued the following brief statement: "When we heard we would be working with Season of Mist, we almost wrecked our pants. Can't wait for y'all to check out this shit."
Chicago blackened death thrash troupe Immortal Bird is pleased to announce the release of a debut EP.
Titled "Akrasia," the abrasive manifestation of audio filth was recorded at Lo-Tech Laboratories this past summer by Windy City sound sorcerer Jeff Ziolo, mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studio, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and delivers four scathingly visceral tracks of torment.
Comments drummer/front woman Rae Amitay of the offering: "'Akrasia' is the state of acting against one's better judgment, or weakness of will. The EP is centered around this concept, and the tracks serve to explore feelings of rage, resentment, and anguish that have resulted from 'akratic' behavior -- mostly my own. The riffs, lyrics, and overall tone are meant to reflect both intensely caustic anger and moments of poignant self-realization.
"Writing and recording this EP was initially intended to be a cathartic and one-time experience, signifying the beginning and the end of Immortal Bird, but after collaborating with my bandmates and performing live, I've realized that this is a project that will press onward both in the studio and on the road. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to work with Kurt Ballou and Brad Boatright, as they're complete commanders of their craft. This music could not have been placed in better hands, and that is an amazing feeling." More...
Brescia, Italy metal outfit Tragodia is out now with new album "Mythmaker," which was recorded at Elfo Studio in Piacenza, Italy by producer Daniele Mandelli and then mastered at Sterling Sound in New York.
Today Metalunderground.com is pleased to bring you a full preview of the entire album. Hear all the tracks from "Mythmaker" in the player below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
The band comments on the newly released album:
"Both the themes and the lyrics on Mythmaker are 'epic:' they talk about past times, classical age and especially the ancient Greek world, with its myths and literature playing a big role and happily tying in with the music. Themes such as decline, decadence, fall of human societies through the ages are recurrent in our lyrics; I would say that we are keen on a decadent way to being epic; we sing more about loss and failure than victories."