Metal News for November 7, 2013
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Today you can find out why our reviewer said "there has never been a better time to jump off of whatever progressive metal train you've been on and ride with Vangough!"
We're pleased to bring you a stream of the track "Separation," which will appear on "Between the Madness." Give the song a listen below.
Vangough will also appear at the ProgPower USA Midweek Mayhem show on September 10th, 2014. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.
Steel Panther have released an explicit video for their new single "Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World.” The video features cameos by celebrities such as porn star Ron Jeremy, Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte, comedian Rob Riggle, Jackass' Steve-O, UFC fighter Chuck Liddell, and several topless women. More...
Death metal act Raging Age has just announced the digital release date for “Regions Of Sorrow.” The record will be released via The Orchard on the 26th of November worldwide digitally. You can check out the title track below, or hear the previously posted song "In The Gloom of the Cave" at this location.
Liverpool-based crossover outfit SSS (Short Sharp Shock) has revealed a track from the band's new 7-inch release and Prosthetic debut “Manipulated Living.” Listen to "Beige" in the player below, courtesy of Metal Hammer.
Released concurrently with holiday Bonfire Night, SSS vocalist Foxy added, ”The 5th of November, ‘Bonfire Night,’ in the UK has historically been a day of dissent. The release date for ‘Manipulated Living’ on this national day of civil disobedience is apt. Instead of swallowing a diet of low-grade universal deceit, choke down some ‘Beige’ instead. It’s packed chock-full of grind and hardcore nutrition, with a mosh-heavy aftertaste to wake you up. Express yourself to the fullest extent in a nonviolent peaceful manner on this day – light the blue touch paper and stand well back.” More...
Canadian metal outfit Striker will be hitting the road in Europe alongside Screamer and Evil Invades this coming December, 2013. Check out details in the tour poster available below.
Romanian act The Dignity Complex has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming single "Accede," which can be heard below. For more details on the band, head over to The Dignity Complex's Facebook profile here.
German deathcore outfit Science Of Sleep has posted a music video online for the track "Exhaust," which is the title track off the album of the same name. Check it out below. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Exhaust 03:43
2. 7-30-7 03:55
3. Annihilate & Revive 03:57
4. Misgovernment 02:59
5. Witnesses 04:08
6. Dogma 03:45
7. Bonesmen 03:42
8. Oppressor 04:03
9. Parasites 03:35
10. Auri Sacra Fames
At a recent Broken Hope show with Deicide, a fan was attacked by a concert-goer with a box cutter.
The injured fan, Julio Serrano, had his throat slashed during the band’s set and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Numerous media outlets reported on the status of Julio, and Broken Hope can now issue an accurate update on the progress of the most hardcore of fans!
Right after the incident happened, Broken Hope rushed Julio Serrano a special care package in the hopes that the gifts would brighten his spirits. Julio responded recently with an update that he received the package and he is doing much better now.
Broken Hope: "Broken Hope sent a special BH care-package to Julio Serrano - we wanted to lift Jullio's spirits and let him know we genuinely support and care about him. If this photo says anything, Julio Serrano is doing much better! Cheers and the best of health to you, Julio!" More...
Memorain has re-recorded 8 tracks taken from the band's first two albums, "Digital Crimes" and "White Line."
You can download the songs for free at SoundCloud here or stream them in the player below. The track listing is:
01. The Real World (White Line - 2003)
02. Until You Die (Digital Crimes - 2002)
03. Inside My Mind (White Line - 2003)
04. Burning Justice (Digital Crimes - 2002)
05. Condemn Me To Obscurity (White Line - 2003)
06. Digital Crimes (Digital Crimes - 2002)
07. Silence (Digital Crimes - 2002)
08. Buried In Lies (White Line - 2003) More...
Turisas has teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere an in-depth track-by-track video detailing the band's new album "Turisas 2013."
Check out the video below, or you can read our review of the album at this location.
Protest The Hero has launched a new video clip for "Underbite," which can be viewed below, and the band comments:
"Hopefully none of you are aware we made a full blown puppet music video for TOUR LAUNCH! Without further ado, here is our brand new music video for 'Underbite.'
"Many thanks for our friend / director Marc Ricciardelli for turning such a goofy idea into an amazing thing."
Seattle, Washington's Trap Them has checked in from the recording studio with the following update:
"Drum tracking at God City for the new Trap Them LP is now complete thanks to the incredibly talented & ferocious Brad Fickeisen. Now on to guitars!"
Crawling Chaos has posted a new song online from the "Repellent Gastronomy" album, which is due out November 12th, 2013. Check it out below, and the band also comments:
"Wanna get a clue of what the upcoming album tastes like? Listen to 'From the Unsafe Shrines Cometh the Abyss,' then. We are sure you'll be compelled to headbang your brains out!
"Lyrics-wise, this song talks about democracy and forces you to answer a couple of interesting questions. Cool thing is, it's all a big metaphor with an old temple, many tentacles and a lot of people crushed under debris. Come on, click on Play!" More...
Vastum's sophomore LP, "Patricidal Lust," is now streaming in its entirety, as the vicious maelstrom of conceptual debauchery and drop-tuned whiplash is about to infiltrate the public in less than a week via 20 Buck Spin. Listen to the release below, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.
On Tuesday, November 12th, 20 Buck Spin will unload "Patricidal Lust" on multiple formats, including digital, CD, and an LP edition bearing alternate artwork by vocalist Daniel Butler available in several color schemes/CD-inclusive packages. More...
Connie and Olivia from Kids Interview Bands chatted up Mille Petrozza of Kreator at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio on November 5th, 2013. Check out the adorable interview in the player below.
Kids Interview Bands also recently posted a video clip talking with Ghost B.C. that can be seen at this location.
Seattle, WA riffmasters Sandrider have revealed the second track from sophomore release "Godhead." Listen to the new song "Scalpel" in the player below, courtesy of Stereogum.com.
Recorded with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Russian Circles, Helms Alee, Ken Mode) at Red Room Studios, "Godhead" will see a November 19th release on 12" vinyl / digital formats via Good to Die Records. The first single from the record, "Gorgon," is also currently available for streaming this location.
Additionally, Sandrider has announced a handful of record release shows in support of "Godhead" to take place in the band's hometown of Seattle, WA as well as sister city Portland, OR, following a quick trip up to Vancouver B.C. for a one-off show with Red Fang and Bison BC this coming Sunday November 10th.
11/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater w/ Red Fang, Bison BC
11/30 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Constant Lovers, Dust Moth
12/5 – Seattle, WA @ Easy Street Records – FREE!
12/7 - Portland, OR @ White Owl Social Club w/ Gaytheist More...
Venice, CA's The Shrine has announced worldwide tour dates in support of sophomore LP "Primitive Blast." The trio will team up with like-minded party jammers Red Fang for over 60 North American and European tour dates running well into 2014.
The fun begins with the North American tour launch on November 30th in San Francisco, CA; from there, both bands will tear up stages across the continent through the holidays. The European run will kick off in mid-January and run all the way through April.
"After spending the summer at home in Venice jamming and skating pools were ready to pile our full stacks and road rats back in the van and cruise the USA alongside Red Fang," comments The Shrine vocalist and six string ripper Josh Landau. "If you see a smoking, dented Econoline van on the side of America's endless highway filled with retards messing around with snow chains, give your brothers a hand. We've got a ton of new sticky jams and a ton of new sick merch that's gonna shred yer socks off." More...
Caliban has revealed the unique cover art for upcoming album, "Ghost Empire," which is scheduled to be released on February 4th in North America via Century Media Records. Caliban guitarist Marc Görtz comments on the artwork created by U.K. artist Chris Lovell:
"Another great artist told me about Chris and his art; when I checked out his page I loved his style and amazing drawings straight away... I told him what the album is about and he said that he would love to do it. It didn't take long for him to come up with first ideas which were amazing! I hope we can work with him on other projects in the future; he is a great guy and easy to work with and I think the result speaks for itself!"
Chris Lovell, the creator of the image, explains how this custom piece of art came to life:
"I have been heavily into metal since the age of 12. It's always nice when a band I am a fan of contacts me with a brief for a project. I was stoked to read Marc's ideas as post-apocalyptic imagery is something I have an obsession with. I grew up loving films like 'Mad Max', 'Cyborg' and the 'Fist Of The North Star' anime. There's something about destroyed buildings and wastelands that stir my imagination and conjure up all kinds of haunting images in my head. It's also much more fun and easier to draw ruined buildings than perfect ones!
"Marc and I brainstormed ideas one evening and we came up with lots of elements we liked such as crows, scarecrows, rats, etc. I sketched out a very rough concept idea and layout for the basic image. The front and back cover is all in one, so I had a nice wide landscape to work with. I liked the idea of a road on the main cover, leading to what could look like a hive of collapsed skyscrapers and buildings leaning on each other and climbing into the clouds. On the left side, a cliff face leading down to stormy seas and a shoreline littered with shipwrecks and capsized boats. More...
2013 has been a big year for Tyler, TX metallers Fit For A King. The band released Solid State Records debut "Creation/Destruction" in March, and only 8 months later the group has another treat for longtime fans: a completely re-recorded version of 2011’s "Descendants" - the very release that caused Solid State to take notice of the band in the first place.
“When we tracked Descendants originally we were a local band with an extremely limited budget and the songs just didn't turn out exactly how we wanted them to,” says vocalist Ryan Kirby. “So with this re-release we set out, with the help of Solid State, to completely re-do Descendants, exactly the way we envisioned it. For old fans we believe the adjustments we made and the production quality will make it like a new release. For new listeners it will help them hear the progression we made from Descendants to Creation/Destruction. Plus adding a new song to the mix never hurts!”
The completely overhauled release features guest appearances by Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins and Ivoryline's Jeremy Gray but, along with a brand-new track entitled “Keep Me Alive.”
Pre-orders for the impending re-release can be found at the Solid State Records website here.
As was announced yesterday, Dying Fetus has been confirmed to play the 2014 edition of the Download Festival in the UK. The death metal powerhouse will play alongside headliners Aerosmith, Avenged Sevenfold, and Linkin Park at the festival that takes place in June at Donington Park, Derbyshire.
Public pressure for the band to be added to the line up had been mounting since Monday, when in response to Metal Hammer UK's announcement of Avenged Sevenfold as headliners, one disgruntled fan questioned, "Why not Dying Fetus?" A social media whirlwind followed, with #whynotdyingfetustrending on various social platforms.
John Gallagher (Guitar, Vocals) comments: "The people have spoken and now it's time to piss in the mainstream! This started as a joke but has turned into something truly incredible! Never under estimate the power of the internet. Big thanks to all our undying fans for making this happen and for the promoters of Download for having the courage to invite us on the fest! Cheers!"
Download festival promoter Andy Copping comments: "When #whynotdyingfetus started circulating on Monday, it gained too much momentum to ignore, so calling the band and asking them to play at next year’s Download was a no brainer. I’m thrilled to say that they seem as excited about it as we are. ‘Why not Dying Fetus?’ you asked. We say ‘Why the hell not?"
Dying Fetus will also join Hypocrisy and Heaven Shall Burn on a trek across Europe on these dates in November and December: More...
Today the evil doers at Metal Injection wage serious "Infliction" upon unsuspecting souls with the latest video from New York death metal band Pyrexia.
Created by Jordy Depp of Kinetal Media in London, the "Infliction" video is a graphic nightmare of blood, bodily fluids, eyeball gouging and puncture wounds done entirely in stop motion. Check it out below.
Comments guitarist Chris Basile, "We wanted to do something completely different than what everyone else is putting out. Kind of like our music. Something that the viewer/listener can watch and as soon as it's over be like, 'Holy shit! What the Hell did I just watch?," and want to watch it again and again to see what they missed."
Pyrexia's latest full-length, "Feast of Iniquity," was released last week via Unique Leader Records. More...
The new Dragonhammer album "The X Experiment" is almost ready to be released via My Kingdom Music this coming December 3rd, 2013.
According to the band, the album is "an explosive mix of power, epic, and progressive metal in the real Dragonhammer tradition and style, and is based on a great futuristic concept, a modern fantastic story set in a post-nuclear world where chaos reigns and humanity does not believe in anything…"
The album will feature special guests Francesco Fareri (Jeff Loomis, Vitalij Kuprij, Virtual Mind), Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth, A.P.D., Mangala Vallis, Ken Hensley’s Live Fire), Titta Tani (Ashent, Phoenix Rising), and David Folchitto (Stormlord, Screaming Banshee).
Pre-orders are available at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
1. It’s Beginning
2. The End Of The World
3. Seek In The Ice
4. The X Experiment
6. My Destiny
7. The Others
8. Follow Your Star
9. Last Solution More...
With the upcoming releases of both Swedish rifflords Grand Magus and Icelandic classic rock newcomers The Vintage Caravan scheduled for release at the beginning of 2014, the two groups now reveal news on a mutual European tour in March.
Joining in as well for the “Rock Revelation Tour 2014” will be Norwegian act Audrey Horne and Germany's Zodiac.
Grand Magus will be leading the pack as the band's new album will hit the shelves on January 31st, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Footage from the band's time in the studio can be found right here. Catch the "Rock Revelation" tour on these dates: More...
Swedish death-glam quintet Deathstars has just announced an extended tour throughout Europe for March and April, 2014.
The band's new studio album is also set for release in February 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records, which follows 2009’s "Night Electric Night." The recordings will take place in Studio Bohus with Roberto Laghi who will co-produce the album together with Nightmare Industries.
Comments lead vocalist Whiplasher Bernadotte on the forthcoming full-length: "Deathstars is an adventure for us. It’s as if it is a phenomenon of it’s own, and our forum for destruction, glitter and darkness. We are very excited about the new material and every time we hit the studio we never know what the outcome will be, I mean we have a general idea but we’re never a 100% sure how the final result will be until we’re done and can sit back and listen to it." More...
German thrash metal institution Destruction has announced an exclusive headliner show celebrating 30 year of total destruction.
The show will take place on November 15th, 2013 at Helvete Oberhausen. Supporting Destruction on that night will be Polish thrash outlet War-Saw and Swedish retro rockers Year of the Goat. Commented Destruction front destroyer Schmier:
"2013 was a very busy year for Destruction, we have played the biggest festivals around the globe and we headlined in the venues & clubs of this round earth. Unfortunately we couldn’t do this earlier, but now at the end of our 30th anniversary we are most happy to announce that there will be a 'Best of 30 years' show in Germany as well. After so many years and records it is still a challenge to put up a setlist.
"For our headliner shows we have a special song selection and an extended concert for all of you that will blow the fans’ minds for decades to come. I love playing festivals, but Thrash Metal & Destruction work out best in a sweaty club! It has been a while since we have been in the Ruhr Area and we are really looking forward to the gig at Helvete!”
Tickets are available online at this location.
Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Bay Area thrash veterans Testament discuss their teenage years, hobbies, heritage, family and the most rewarding parts of the job, in a new two-part interview with Nuclear Blast. Check out both parts below.
Mist Within has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:
"We are saddened to reveal that Arsalan Maddahi has no other choice but to left the band due to some personal issues. Mist Within will always be your home brother.
"The good news is that Ashkan Shiraly has joined Mist Within as the new bassist. Welcome to the family bro!"
For further details on Mist Within, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.
The first new sign of life from Polish black/death metal legends Behemoth comes in form of the song "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" of the upcoming new record "The Satanist."
The album was produced by Behemoth, Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy, and Daniel Bergstrand in Hertz Studio. "The Satanist" was mixed by Matt Hyde and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound.
The cover art, which will also be revealed on December 4th, is a painting by Russian painter and occultist, Denis Forkas. For the cover, Nergal's own blood was included in the paint. Additional artwork was handled by Metastazis and Zbigniew Bielak.
The Grupa 13 produced video for "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" will also be released on December 4th. The teaser for the video can be seen now here: More...
Colorado's Dissonance in Design has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:
"As many of you now know, Vance Valenzuela has decided to leave DiD and focus his energies on Vale of Pnath... we wish him well.
"In the interim, we are looking forward to the worldwide digital release of Sentient tomorrow, November 8th, and will have a subsequent announcement (soon) re: our new line-up...thanks again for your continued support." More...
Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can hear the band's music over at Facebook here.
I hope you brought your denim jacket and the energy to headbang, because Montreal wreck n'rollers Trainwreck Architect are about to dominate the next 40 minutes of your life with a mix of thrash, rock, and classic metal.
Today the band has teamed up with us to stream the entire new "Traits of the Sick" album, mastered by none other than Jeff Waters of Annihilator and officially due out November 12th, 2013. Jeff also makes a guest appearance on the track "As Killers Breathe."
Trainwreck Architect will bring you back to the roots of metal with a few surprises along the way. “The band is inspired by life,” explains frontman Simon Ouellet. “Many things I’ve done in my life can be compared to a trainwreck. The many mistakes I’ve made have put me in some rough places, but in the end, I'm the one who made those choices, which leads me to believe I'm an architect of sorts.”
Give the full album a listen below, and be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you think of the release. For more info on the band, head over to the Trainwreck Architect Facebook profile here.
Housecore Horror Film and Heavy metal festival masterminds, Corey Mitchell and Philip H. Anselmo brought Austin, Texas a rare entertainment opportunity, packaged in human flesh, marred by celluloid cigarette burns--a four-day, multi-stage, multi-tent, multi-everything horror-movie festival. Industry people arrived from all around the world to help support this lofty endeavor.
The gorier the better as many of the major stars of the film portion of the festival had participated in legendary blood spillers such as the "Nekromantik" film series (Director Jörg Buttgereit ), "Coffin Joe" (Director José Mojica Marins ) and "Friday the 13th." Ari Lehman made film history when Jason Voorhees finally sprung to life after the murder of his mother. Lehman attended the festival not only as a film celebrity, but as a musician. Nefarious of Macabre joined Lehman on stage in his First Jason band to perform campy horror metal songs about that guy in the hockey mask. More...
Metalcore and deathcore have become polarizing genres within the sphere of heavy metal, although the fans of both are just as fervent as the other genres, if not moreso. The lyrical sides of these genres are quickly becoming known for their earnest natures, cutting out the bullshit that several other genres tend to lather themselves up in to define themselves.
Hitting Nashville on the night of November 4th at the wonderfully eccentric Rocketown was a group of bands that take the high road, headlined by August Burns Red and assisted by Blessthefall, Defeater, and Beartooth. It was an unusually early show, with myself and bunches of attendees still in the security line awaiting entry while Beartooth were playing, having started promptly at 6:30.
Brazilian metal act Sepultura posted a new music video for the track "The Vatican." The song appears on the new album "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be The Heart," which is available now from Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out the video here:
California viking metal act Helsott, the opening act of the 2013 Paganfest America tour, has launched a crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo. The band is offering various perk packages for bid levels, including the recording of a special "bidder only" song for a pledge of $500 (where the bidder pics tempo and lyrical content). The album will be the follow up to the self-released "Fólkvangr" EP that was issued in 2012.
Pledges can be made by heading over to this location.
A video for the campaign launch can be viewed here:
Place Vendome, featuring Ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and Pink Cream 69 guitarist Uwe Reitenauer, posted a new music video for the track "Talk to Me." The song is the opening track from the new album "Thunder in the Distance," which was released this week via Frontiers Records.
Check out the video here:
Greek power metal act Crystal Tears, now fronted by Denmark's Søren Adamsen (ex-Artillery/Dignity), posted a music video for the new track "Out of the Shadows." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Hellmade." The album drops via Massacre Records on March 28, 2014.
Check out "Out of the Shadows" here: