Metal News for November 9, 2013
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22 news articles posted on this day.
Argentinian symphonic progressive metal band Innvein posted a lyric video for the new track "Poisoned." The song appears on the debut self-released LP "Timeless." The album is targeted for release late this month through the band. Follow Innvein over at this location. A preview clip for the album can be found over here.
Check out "Poisoned" here:
Upon Your Grave has a new track out now titled "Life Simulator," which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Antoine Baril at Hemisphere Studio. The band's new release "Eponym" is due out November 28th, 2013.
Finland's What Awaits Us has released a music video for the track "Victims," which will appear on the band's upcoming album. The video was directed and edited by Olli Korpela and can be viewed below. You can also find more info on What Waits Us over at Facebook here.
A new music video by Killing In Apathy is now available online for the track "Bad Part of Good," which can be found below.
The track comes off the 2013 EP "Death & Taxes," available at iTunes here. The track listing is as follows:
2. Bad Part of Good
3. The Road To....
4. Death & Taxes
5. Boo Box
Barcelona metal band Katarsick has released a music video for the single "Not Me" from the “Insane Inside” album, which will be released later this year.
The video was directed by Ibon Antuñano Totorika and can be viewed below. For more info on Katarsick, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Lovijatar is Finnish act combining stoner rock and pagan/folk influences. The band will release "Pimeän Tuoja" ("The Bringer of the Dark") via Inverse Records and Secret Entertainment on November 22nd, 2013. Inverse comments:
"The line-up of Lovijatar consists from crew known from bands like Battlelore, Elephant Bell, and Boner.
"The lyrical inspirations comes from Finnish epic folklore Kalevala and old Finnish poetry. Melodic ideas come partially from traditional Karelian keens of requiems (itkuvirsi) that have been recorded at the beginning of the 1900's when the last traditional folk singers were still alive."
Guitarist Rautio comments: "I feel that we must do music in finnish because it is our mother language and if really want to evoke emotion we can not do it in another languages. We have lost lots of old Finnish culture and it is best preserved in folk poetry. That’s the only place where we can really go and find something ancient from our heritage."
The album's track listing is as follows:
5. Kulje Kuu Pala Päivä
6. Kun Usva Peittää Minut Saleihinsa
8. Syntyi Lovijatar
9. Louhen Lahjat
11. Tuonen Musta Joki
Paris, France based outfit InsidecaY has posted the "We" EP online for streaming, which was recorded at AK Studios. Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Time Dementia 05:07
2. Tough Bluff 05:32
3. Reductio Ad Absurdum 07:45
4. Ego Erectus 08:48
Visceral Slaughter's new music video for the "Human Wreckage" track is out now, which comes off the 2013 release "Caedem." Check out the video clip in the player below. For more info on the Brazilian death metal band, head over to Facebook here.
Torino, Italy based thrash/groove metal outfit Legion of Affliction has posted the full "Heaven is Closed" EP online for streaming. Check it out in the YouTube playlist available below. Legion of Afflictions is:
Carlo Mella - Vocals, Guitar
Fabio Panebarco - Guitar
Carlo Alberto Spaaccacorde Franco - Bass
Luca Spades Puggioni - Drums
Next week will see New Jersey thrash n' rollers Hammer Fight release their full-length debut, "Chug of War," and strike out on the 10-date "Chug of Tour Vol. II" trek in support of said album. The folks at GunShyAssassin.com have been gracious enough to give the band a slice of their cyberspace for a multi-part tour blog that will chronicle the coming debauchery.
And, to get the weekend off to a properly raucous start, GSA has posted the exclusive world premiere of album track "Ruben's Ride." To check out the tune, visit their site.
While the tune blasts in the background, be sure to read Episode One of the Hammer Fight tour diary, written by bassist/vocalist Drew Murphy. The blog entry is posted at this location.
Boston thrashers Black Mass released an EP titled "The Second Coming" earlier this year, and now all the songs are available for streaming online via Bandcamp. Check out the EP below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Intro 02:07
2. March to Hell 04:29
3. Mountain of Skulls 04:07
4. Death in the Flesh 03:31
5. Sons of Cronos 02:21
6. Infernal Worship 04:44 More...
Mexican thrash/crossover band Necromancer has posted a track online titled "Así Soy (Te Guste o No!)." Check it out in the player below, or find more info on the band at Facebook here.
Swedish thrash purists Kayser have just signed a long-term deal with Listenable Records. Kayser has just completed work on their Listenable debut, entitled "Read Your Enemy." The album is set for release in early 2014. The band is currently working with Sinemax Productions on a video for as-of-yet-unnamed track. More details to come.
Kayser saw the first ray of light in early June 2004 when Spice (ex Spiritual Beggars), Mattias Svensson (also The Defaced), Bob Ruben (ex The Mushroom River Band) and Fredrik Finnander decided to join forces to create a pure metal band. Kayser previously were signed to the UK's Scarlet records, material from that period which is available in upload form at this location. More...
Hungarian metal band GuilThee has released the new album "Eklektika," which is now available for free download directly from the band.
Snag all the tracks off the release at the GuilThee website here. The album's track listing is as follows:
01. Hologram a Mars-1-rol
05. The Wannabe Stoic
06. Halott város
09. Heraklész megmenti Prométheuszt a sastól
10. A csend ellenében
11. Tanulj belolem!
12. Gyöngyház More...
Rublood has now released a music video for a track off the band's new album "Star Vampire" (reviewed here). Check out the clip for "Through the Looking Glass" below.
"Star Vampire" is out now via Bakerteam Records and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. Star Vampire
3. Through The Looking Glass
4. Electro Starfuckers
6. True Blood
7. Policy Of Truth
8. Negative Bride
9. Goth Love
11. In Love We Trust More...
Chicago trio Bones is back with twelve freshly-severed slabs of death metal in the form of "Sons of Sleaze," the follow up to its 2011 self-titled release. Recorded with famed producer Sanford Parker (Lair of the Minotaur, Nachtmystium), "Sons of Sleaze" will be out November 8th on Planet Metal.
Check out album track "Maggots" below. Bones will also be holding its record release gig with Witchtrap, Funeral Nation and Perversion on November 17th at Reggie's in its hometown of Chicago.
Brescia, Italy-based five-piece These Oaks Are Demons has released a new EP titled "Blackened Waters." Give it a listen below, or you can pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Line 01:49
2. Teach A Man How To Breath 03:29
3. My Mind Is Killing Me 03:07
4. Interlude 01:05
5. The Crownless Shall Be King Again 02:08
6. Feed The Ocean 03:02
Northwestern U.S. stoner rock gurus MOS Generator, who recently inked a deal with Listenable Records, have announced that their forthcoming album will be entitled "Electric Mountain Majesty." The band's first release since joining the Listenable Records roster, "Electric Mountain Majesty" is scheduled for a Spring 2014 release.
Plans are currently being laid for a European tour in May. To give fans a taste of what "Electric Mountain Majesty" has to offer, MOS Generator and Listenable Records are now streaming the album's title track. Listen to it below. MOS Generator guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed comments on the new song:
"Electric Mountain Majesty" was riffed out and recorded in about 15 minutes. Shawn and I did a demo of it and when i sat down and started to work on it the next day i realized that the drum track on this demo was killer! It had all of the fire and expression that Shawn would have live. I tracked the guitars and performed the vocals over the course of the next day and here it is. Our love for heavy rock, metal, and melody all come together in this tune."
"Electric Mountain Majesty" was recorded at HeavyHead Recording Co. in Port Orchard, Wash. and was produced, mixed and mastered by T. Dallas Reed. Track listing for "Electric Mountain Majesty" is as follows:
Beyond the Whip
Nothing Left but Night
Enter the Fire
Electric Mountain Majesty
Black Magic Mirror
(Interloping: Heavy Ritual)
Heavy Ritual More...
Twelve Foot Ninja has been on tour throughout Europe and now has officially hit American shores for a string of U.S. shows, starting with the band's first-ever U.S. appearance in L.A.
Vocalist Kin has checked in with a road report for Metalunderground.com, chronicling the European dates (including Euroblast) leading up to the L.A. show with Periphery.
You can find the band's upcoming tour itinerary at the Twelve Foot Ninja Facebook profile, or see what Kin had to say about recent shows below. Be sure to check back in again next week as the band provides more updates from the road.
TFN TOUR: Night 1
After a long journey we finally made it to Berlin. Last night we had a German feast at the Hofbräu München. The atmosphere was traditionally German (derrr!) and amazing! There was a trad German trio punching out the hits of a bygone era. Ro and I ordered the meat platter, with every colour from the pork rainbow, with sauerkraut, and gelatinous potato, that would bounce like a superball if you threw it. It was awesome, and we both struggled to finish it. While eating, the dance floor became crowded, and the participants were having a ball, including some buxom waitresses' (I wonder if they get paid for that? They should!). Everybody knew every word, singing, clapping, and dancing with abandon, and it was great to watch! We left for the hotel soon after, where I crashed pretty hard. Great night!
Old-school death metal purists Warmaster have completed the official music video for the track "Deadly Artillery," taken off their newest release "The End of Humanity." Dead Beat Media and Slaughterhouse Records released "The End of Humanity," the second full-length album from the Netherlands' Warmaster, on October 30th.
In support of their upcoming third full-length, "Canto III," UK's finest purveyors of orchestral funeral doom Eye Of Solitude have just announced their first-ever tour. A brief, yet devastating, trek across the UK that includes stops in London, Liverpool and Manchester, the "Chants of Grief" tour will finally give doom fans the opportunity to experience one of the genre's most massive-sounding acts in the flesh.
The tour, featuring direct support from Belgian Doom/Death unit Marche Funèbre -who just released their second full-length," Roots of Grief" on Shiver Records - is sponsored by Zero Tolerance Magazine.
Chants of Grief UK 2014 Tour Dates:
Jan.28 - FR - Lille - Le Biplan (No EYE OF SOLITUDE)
Jan.29 - UK - London - The Blackheart
Jan.30 - UK - Manchester - Satan's Hollow
Jan.31 - UK - Liverpool - The Lomax
Feb.01 - UK - TBA
Beauty In The Suffering, the newly launched electro-metal studio project from producer DieTrich Thrall (Marazene), has released the lyric video for their debut single "The Crazies (The Zombie Song)" - the ultimate zombie apocalypse party/rally as told from the perspective of the zombies.
The track originally premiered on FEARnet and is available for download now at the band's Bandcamp page. Check out the FEARnet.con premiere of "The Crazies (The Zombie Song)" at this location and below, or stream it over on bandcamp.