Metal News for December 11, 2011
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14 news articles posted on this day.
War Iron has announced that it has already laid down some tracks in the studio for a full-length album to be released early next year. The Belfast band posted this on it's Facebook page yesterday: "Studio update: 6 tracks recorded, drums, bass...... vocals and mix starting tomorrow...." and then updated it's status today to say "Vocals done, rough mixes being scrutinized. Heavy filthy disgusting." Earlier this year, War Iron released it's EP "The Faceless Sea" and a sampler of it is posted right here. The band will be re-releasing this EP on vinyl in the beginning of 2012. To hear other material from War Iron, drop by it's MySpace page. More...
Brazilian doom band Mythological Cold Towers has finally released it's fourth album "Immemorial" on the German label Cyclone Empire, with whom the band has signed a multi-album deal. Many of the tracks from "Immemorial" have been uploaded to the band's YouTube channel, such as this video for the track "Fallen Race." More...
Hungarian ambient drone/space rock band Urania is streaming it's entire recent album, "Carpathian Woodoo," online. The band also has songs from it's first release and several videos it is streaming on it's Facebook page, such as "Stonerose," which is featured below.
U.S. based death metal act Gorematory has checked in with the following announcement about deciding to call it quits:
"We regret to inform all of you but due to personal differences, we can no longer continue Gorematory. It has been a great 3 years, and we want to thank all of our friends and fans that supported us for these years. We had some great times with all of you.
"Vince and Kevin will be moving on to their new death metal project Rue Morgue, and expect an update from a project from Jerry as well. Its been a fun 3 years, best of luck to all of you!
"NOTE: This page will still stay up to inform everybody of new projects that all 3 of us are doing, so check back in for updates on any projects that Vince and Kevin are doing in Rue Morgue, and what Jerry Bakman does in the future."
After previously making the "ETA-Earth" EP available online for streaming earlier this year, solo act Dorthal has now posted a clip featuring a new song from the upcoming "Cell Regeneration" EP.
Check out footage of Dorthal playing through the "Supra-Membrane" song in the player below. "Cell Regeneration" is due out in January of 2012 and will be mastered by Acle Kahney at 4D Sounds studio in the U.K. More...
Germany's The Prophecy 23 has issued the following announcement about recruiting new members:
"Rearmament of THE PROPHECY 23. The new weapons: MARIO (Bass) and PHIL (Death Vocals). THE PROPHECY 23 is already presenting two new members while one or two are still speculating about the replacement of Tobias: MARIO MACARONI is following the 23rd Prophecy as their new bassist and PHIL HECKEL will unite his rough Death Vocals with the Thrash Vocals of Hannes to a powerful unit. The new guys already showed their unruly live-action during the 'Tour The Pit 2010,' when they already stepped in for Tobias. Now they are officially in! The last show with Tobias will take place on December 17th at X-MAS-ROCKT-Festival, Stauferhalle Bad Wimpfen. Get your presale tickets now – firstname.lastname@example.org."
Guitarist Hannes also commented: “Phil and Mario are two extraordinary action-guys! After the shock of Tobias’ quit, we immediately realized who should be the replacement. Everything blends seamlessly into one another. We are currently working very hard and we almost have finished all our songs for the next record. More on this later.”
For more on The Prophecy 23, head over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location.
New Jersey's Day In Day Out has posted a playthrough clip online of guitarist Brian Pharai performing the new song "Initia Nova," which can be viewed below. "Initia Nova" will be appearing on the band's upcoming EP set for release in 2012.
Sweden's Descend has posted two tracks online from the band's latest album "Through the Eyes of the Burdened." You can check out "A Sudden Sense of Clarity" and the album's title track through the Soundcloud players available below. A pre-production clip of the band working on new material can also be found here.
Swedish act Mordant has announced an upcoming release show for the band's new album "Black Evil Master." Also no the bill will be Sorcery and Necrocurse, and the show is set to take place on January 13th, 2012 at the Truckstop in Göteborg. Details on the show are also available through the poster below.
The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Black Evil Master
2. Rise of the Antichrist
3. Council of Evil
5. Retaliation from the Dark
6. Daemones Luciferi
7. Reaping the angels of Christ
8. Total Inferno More...
Diabulus in Musica, which recently signed to Napalm Records, has now issued the following announcement revealing the details of the band's new album:
"The upcoming CD is entitled 'The Wanderer'. It has been mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen which is a guarantee of a powerful sound! The artwork has been made by the great artist Stefan Heilemann, here is the cover! These are the release dates:
29.02.2012 Spain, Finland, Sweden
02.03.2012 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux & Italy
05.03.2012 Rest of Europe
06.03.2012 USA, Canada
"There are still some interesting details about the album to be announced. Stay tuned for more news! Remember that we will present our new songs live the 27th of February in Brussels, where we will support Tarja and also in March, 2nd and 3rd supporting Leaves' Eyes in Spain. Hope to see you there." More...
Brooklyn Vegan, has announced the lineup to Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 held in Austin, Texas on May 31st. The eighth installment once again shows metal meddling with punk. This year The sludgy pace of power violence finds the perfect partner in doom metal. Winter and Loss will cover the capital in morose molasses, while Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust and a reunited Nasum will shift the festival into higher gears.
The initial lineup is as follows:
the Mob (England)
Tear it Up
Warrior Kids (France)
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads
The list of bands above is only an initial lineup. One hundred-plus more bands will be announced in the future.
Canadian act Ovif has been busy working on a new album throughout the fall and now into winter. After finishing the drum recordings back in October, Ovif is now in the studio again and has issued the following brief update about the process:
"Vox tracking this weekend!! Tracking the vox for the new album this weekend!! Let the screaming begin!!"
To check out Ovif's music and stay up-to-date on the latest recording info, head over to the band's Myspace music profile here. Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available.
Anyone in New York looking for rock and roll this past Friday had to look no further than Gramercy Theatre. Simple concept: Bring food for the homeless and watch great rock and roll music. Hosted by Luc Carl, four bands: NEES and VOS, BROTHERS NYC, SEX SLAVES, and THE DIRTY PEARLS, shook the joint for four plus hours; leaving behind an energized crowd that could rest assured that rock music is still going strong in their city. More...
It is always so unfair when you see mediocre and lackluster bands becoming hugely popular and selling millions of albums, especially when a band with overwhelming talent gets the shaft and never realizes it's true potential. But I learned a long time ago that life was never meant to be fair, and not a better example of this exists in the annals of metal than the story of Artillery. Formed in 1982 in Taastrup, Denmark - this band came along at the beginning of thrash metal and was one of a very small handful of bands that pioneered the technical metal genre. They were ahead of the times, and sadly still fly under the radar in terms of recognition within the metal community. The old schoolers and metal elitists know and recognize them for what they are, though - perhaps the greatest and most technical thrash band of all time. More...