Metal News for December 11, 2014
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Akron, Ohio's If These Trees Could Talk has signed with Metal Blade Records, which had this to say:
"The post-rock outfit was properly formed in 2005 and has grown tremendously since their humble origins in Zack Kelly's basement as an instrumental project in college. They have since released two full length albums and an EP.
"Both albums, plus the EP, are available now digitally, but the albums have been out of print on CD. Both 'Red Forest' (2012) and 'Above the Earth, Below the Sky (2009) are being repressed on CD by Metal Blade Records and will be available worldwide on January 27th, 2015! Music and cd pre-orders are available now at this location. More...
Ritual psych sludge trio Nibiru is going to re-release the band's first two albums through Argonauta Records, and will also record a new album. The label comments:
"'Caosgon' (2013) and 'Netrayoni' (2014) got great feedback across the board, being top albums on many relevant channels. With their unique blend of drone, doom, and sludge, Nibiru are authors of an impressive wall of sound where the extreme art of improvisation has its natural home.
"Both albums will be again available on January 19th, 2015. The band is now working on the new album, to be released early 2015. Expect a blast!" More...
Requiem recently released a new music video for the track “Sticks and Stones and Her Lovely Bones” (watch it here).
Today, Revolver Magazine is hosting behind-the-scenes footage from the music video shoot. Check it out below.
Requiem's brand new album, "The Unexplainable Truth," is out now via Cleopatra Records (E1). You can also catch the band live:
12/12 - San Jose, CA @ Rock Bar Theater w/ From First To Last, Dayshell
1/22 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers – ALL AGES w/ Calabrese, The Relapse Symphony
Corrections House is currently terrorizing the U.S. on a three-week live takeover. The expedition kicked off on November 30th in Boston, Massachusetts and will draw to a close on December 20th in Portland, Oregon.
Corrections House minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury, just sent the following roadside missive:
"The people of this country are lazy asses who want to sit around and believe the fear and lies that their TVs bring into their homes every night. Although the attendance has averaged around 200 people per night, on more than one night of this tour the turnout to our gigs was affected adversely by the fear-mongering in the press surrounding Corrections House.
"The boys have expressed to me their pleasure in getting out of the Northeast and Midwest and heading to the soul of America in the South and the Wild West were people are traditionally freer in their minds. Corrections House brings a very unique and intense performance to the stage every night and we look forward the last eight days of this journey. Step forward Americans, embrace the horror with clear hearts and open arms."
Remaining dates are as follows:
12/11/2014 Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX
12/12/2014 Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX
12/14/2014 Three Links - Dallas, TX
12/16/2014 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
12/17/2014 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
12/18/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
12/19/2014 DNA - San Francisco, CA
12/20/2014 Rotture - Portland, OR
William English and Three Thrones will be releasing a new sludgy split titled "WETT," which is due out January 5th, 2015. You can now stream all three songs below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. William English - Tongue Of Ox 06:47
2. William English - Crawdad 02:29
3. Three Thrones - Bastard Magic 11:06 More...
Australian extreme metal group Psycroptic will be releasing a new record early next year via Prosthetic Records.
In anticipation, the band has released a music video for the new single, “Echoes to Come," which can be seen below. You can also pick up a digital copy of the single over at iTunes here. You can also see the band live on these dates:
12/12 Adelaide, AU – Fowlers Live # (& Revocation)
12/13 Melbourne, AU – HiFi Bar #
12/14 Melbourne, AU – Ringwood OLP #
12/17 Perth, AU – YMCA HQ #
12/18 Perth, AU – Capitol #
12/19 Sydney, AU – Manning Bar #
12/20 Brisbane, AU – Crowbar #
12/21 Brisbane, AU – Crowbar #
# with Thy Art is Murder
Death DTA Tours regret that, due to several factors, Massacre will not be taking part in the "Symbolic 20th Anniversary" European tour in late February/March 2015.
Unfortunately, Massacre also had to cut its participation in the Swamp Leper Stomp '14 tour with DTA, Obituary and Rivers Of Nihil by one show.
Massacre bassist Terry Butler and vocalist Ed Webb today issued joint statements indicating that they have formally exited the band.
Said Terry Butler: "It's with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Massacre. I wish Ed, [drummer] Mikey [Mazzonetto] and [guitarist] Rick [Rozz] the best of luck with their future endeavors. I would like to thank the awesome fans for their support and loyalty and to those who labored to help bring the band back from beyond. Thank you as well....Arrivederci!"
Adds Ed Webb: "After much thought and consideration it is with deep regret that I announce my departure from Massacre. This was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one. The last four years have had its share of both unbelievable times as well as some times I wish to forget. I want to thank all of the Massacre fans, those who accepted me as the new vocalist as well as those who didn't. You guys gave me the desire to work harder than I ever had in the past. I also had the privilege to play some of the most incredible shows, do some killer tours and meet a lot of great people along the way. At this point, I am going to just concentrate on my two main projects [Generichrist and Destined To Ruin] as well as a few other projects I am working on. I want to endlessly thank Terry, Rick and Mikey for the opportunity to record an absolutely crushing CD and get to tour around the world with them. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. I hope to see everyone in the future and thanks for letting me do what I live to do!"
Earlier this year American black/death metal band Acheron released "Kult Des Hasses" on Listenable Records. Now the band has checked in with the following year-end recap:
"Due to some issues within the band didn’t play any shows during most of the year and later parted ways with long time drummer Kyle Severn. After this time former guitarist Shaun Cothron rejoined the line-up and Brandon Howe was hired to play drums for their November/December shows entitled 'Unleash Hell 2014.'
"Howe is working out so well that Acheron has officially hired him as their official drummer. Brandon has been very dedicated and has shown a tremendous amount of energy and creativity. He is a very solid drummer and playing live with him has been a pleasure. After rehearsing our set list we started to work on a couple new songs. He was very easy to work with and brings a lot to the table. After our show in Baltimore we knew he was going to be our new drummer.
"Acheron will be finishing up 2014 shows this weekend on December 12th (Indianapolis, Indiana) and December 13th (Chicago, Illinois). When they finish the run, Acheron will start working on material for their next album.
"The goal for next year is to work on new music and do as many shows as possible. Acheron has never been an extensive tour band and they hope to change that in 2015! Acheron has recently been added to the roster for The Flaming Arts Agency for any European or Asian booking.
Last but not least, Acheron finally released the video for 'Satan Holds Dominion,' which is on the Listenable Records official YouTube." More...
Kenyan outfit In Oath today reveals the artwork and track listing for new album "The Bread Of Disposition," due out next year.
1. Deity and the Decadent
2. The Bread of Disposition
4. Endless Whispers
5. Forsaken Into Redemption
6. Burrow Deep
7. The Etherial Fire
8. Serenity's Bypass
9. Symphony Of The Apostles More...
Apophys has checked in with the following statement about signing a new record deal:
"We are extremely thrilled to announce that we have inked a deal with none other than Metal Blade Records! It's an honour to release our debut album on a label with such an outstanding reputation. We would like to thank you all for bearing with us, your on going support is invaluable. Stay tuned for more news on the album over the next few weeks!"
The new album “Prime Incursion” is due out in 2015. The band boasts members of renowned Dutch bands including God Dethroned, Prostitute Disfigurement, Detonation and Toxocara. Vocalist Kevin Quilligan comments:
"APOPHYS [ah/po/fihs] - a word derrived from Apophis, the near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern because initial observations indicated a probability that it would hit Earth on April 13, 2029. A collision of immeasurable proportions.
“The thought of our planet floating through a galactic minefield makes me think about how frail our existence really is. And where some might consider this to be a negative and demotivating thought; I used this realization to create something truly apocalyptic. A full self sufficient Death Metal machine in which I as a person am frail, but as part of this more powerful than ever. This is Apophys. We are coming.”
Prognathe's new record, "Revelation Flesh," will be released this coming December 16th, 2014. You can hear the advance song "Follow The Tracks" in the player below, and pick up a digital copy of the track at Bandcamp.
Hateful Abandon’s new album titled "Liars/Bastards" is now available for pre-order over here, with the album due out January 13th.
Hateful Abandon is Tom ‘Swine’ Price on drums, percussion, bass, guitar, backing vocals, synth, programming and sampling and Martin ‘Vice Martyr’ Brindley on lead vocals, bass, guitar and effects. "Liars/Bastards" was produced by the band and engineered and mixed by Price at his studio called The Compound, in Somerset, England.
"Liars/Bastards is a painfully honest soundtrack to our current world," Price says about the new record. "We're dealing with hidden esoteric truths, paranoia, loss, love and hate." More...
The Ocean has checked in with the following announcement about re-releasing a 10th anniversary edition of the "Fluxion" album:
"2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the release of 'Fluxion.' On this occasion, Pelagic Records brings you a vinyl re-release of the album, which includes both the 2004 original version and the 2009 reissue, on 3 piece of vinyl. And as if this was not enough, we are also re-releasing 'Aeolian' on vinyl.
"'Fluxion' comes with the artwork of the 2009 version, 3 LPs in a gatefold sleeve with silver hot foil stamping / engraving. Includes download codes for both versions, as well as a (previously unreleased) mastered instrumental version of the album.
"'Aeolian' comes with the original artwork, matching the 'Fluxion' artwork. 2 LPs in a gatefold sleeve with gold hot foil stamping / engraving. Side D contains bonus tracks of the 2002 demo: an early, longer (12 minutes!) version of the track 'Queen Of The Food Chain,' and an early version of the track 'Inertia,' both recorded live in studio at the University of Fine Arts (HdK) in Berlin in 2002 already, 4 years before the album came out, with original vocalist Markus Gundall.
"The silver-vs.-black version of 'Fluxion' and the white-vs.-gold version of 'Aeolian' are nearly sold out already, so if you're a color-person, you may wanna be quick." More...
Skinlepsy has a new music video out for the song "Pride And Rancour," which can be seen below and is taken from the album "Condemning The Empty Souls." The video was directed by Rafael Costa and produced by Studio 44.
Skinlepsy was formed by veterans of the Brazilian scene who have been involved with bands like Siegrid Ingrid, NervoChaos, Anthares, Face Of Desaster, Skullkrusher, Pentacrostic and Opera.
Lord Fist has a new track online for streaming, which can be heard below, and the band also had this to say:
"Here it comes... the first taste from our debut full-length album that'll be released early 2015 through Ektro Records/Full Contact. There's going to be a vinyl and CD. Release dates and other info coming later. Listen the title track 'Green Eyleen' on Ektro Record's Soundcloud."
The German black metal trail blazers from Der Weg Einer Freiheit today reveal a second glimpse of their work on the forthcoming new album "Stellar," which will be released on March 23rd (one day later in North America).
Footage of the guitar recording can be seen below. The band also previously presented a teaser clip for the drum tracking, which is still available to be viewed over here.
New Zealand’s hard rock export Like A Storm will release the new full-length album, "Awaken The Fire," on February 24th. The advance single "Wish You Hell" is available at this location.
The group kicks off 2015 with a high-profile North American tour alongside Hellyeah and Devour The Day on February 6th. Dates for the trek are available below.
FRI 2/6/2015 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
SAT 2/7/2015 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
SUN 2/8/2015 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
TUE 2/10/2015 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
WED 2/11/2015 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
FRI 2/13/2015 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex – Grand Room
SAT 2/14/2015 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
SUN 2/15/2015 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
TUE 2/17/2015 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
WED 2/18/2015 Lincoln, NE The Bourbon Theatre
FRI 2/20/2015 Columbia, MO Blue Note
SAT 2/21/2015 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
SUN 2/22/2015 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
TUE 2/24/2015 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
WED 2/25/2015 Fort Wayne, IN Pieres
FRI 2/27/2015 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero Theatre
SUN 3/1/2015 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
TUE 3/3/2015 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
WED 3/4/2015 Knoxville, TN The Concourse (at the International)
FRI 3/6/2015 Wilmington, NC Ziggy's By The Sea
SAT 3/7/2015 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend
Steel Panther is getting in on the Christmas spirit this year with a new holiday single.
Check out the lyric video for "The Stocking Song" in the player below.
You can also pick up a digital copy of the single over at this location. Catch the band live on these dates:
Fri Dec 12 2014 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Sat Dec 13 2014 Northfield, OH Northfield Park Hard Rock Live
Sun Dec 14 2014 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Tue Dec 16 2014 Chicago, IL House of Blues - Chicago More...
Winterfylleth has checked in with the following announcement about missing tonight's live show:
"Friends, we are disappointed to announce that Winterfylleth will be unable to make it to Dublin to support Behemoth this evening (11th December 2014).
"Much like the subject matter of our recent single 'Whisper of the Elements' we once again demonstrate how nature is indeed greater than man.
"This time, unfortunately, we are the victims of natures might and the weather is too adverse for us to be able to traverse the seas to Eire.
"Every effort has been made by the promoters and the production crew to find a workaround for ourselves and the other support bands, but this was not possible at such a late stage.
"We will return in 2015! Till then." More...
Frosttide's new album "Blood Oath" is going to see the light of day on February 27th, 2015 via NoiseArt Records. The label comments:
"The album follows the same air as 'Awakening' as these are both connected. But this is all taken to the next level! It is going to be aggressive, heavy, melodic, bombastic and with very deep and beautiful atmospheres."
Frosttide also had this to say: “When recording 'Awakening' we decided to make a set of brother albums. We saved one song from 'Awakening' to be on the second record. So, even though this is our second record, we decided to base the lyrics on the story that occurred before 'Awakening.' Making this a prequel. The story allows the listener to know where everything originated and what led to the arrogant and greedy attitude that can be seen in the protagonist of 'Awakening.'"
Catcch the band live at Paganfest on these dates:
19.03. Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
20.03. Leipzig, Hellraiser
21.03. Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
22.03. Tilburg, O13
23.03. Hamburg, Markthalle
24.03. Pratteln, Z7
25.03. Saabru¨cken, Garage
26.03. Frankfurt, Batschkapp
27.03. Mu¨nchen, Backstage
28.03. Wien, Arena
29.03. Berlin, Postbahnhof More...
Weedeater has announced a string of Western European tour dates in March of 2015. The notorious sludge outfit will steam through seven continental and insular countries.
A full list of confirmed dates can be viewed below. Weedeater will also re-release the 2007 album "God Luck and Good Speed" on January 26th, 2015 (one day later in North America).
06 Mar 15 Antwerpen (BE) Kavka
07 Mar 15 Manchester (UK) Sound Control
08 Mar 15 London (UK) Underworld
09 Mar 15 Lille (FR) Aeronef
10 Mar 15 Paris (FR) Glazart
11 Mar 15 Geneva (CH) Usine
12 Mar 15 Bologna (IT) Freak Out
13 Mar 15 Stuttgart (DE) Juha West
14 Mar 15 Siegen (DE) Vortex Surfer
15 Mar 15 Deventer (NL) Burgerweeshuis More...
Norway's classic heavy metal band Tomorrow's Outlook will release new album "A Voice Unheard" in 2015 via Australian label Battlegod Productions. The cover artwork can be seen below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Within The World Of Dreams (Ralf Scheepers)
2. Descent (Tony Johannessen)
3. Through Shuttered Eyes (Tony Johannessen)
4. A Voice Unheard (Ralf Scheepers)
5. Outlaw (Scott Oliva)
6. Times Of War (Tony Johannessen)
7. One Final Prayer (Ralf Scheepers)
8. The Enemy (Ralf Scheepers)
9. Fly Away (Ralf Scheepers)
10. Nothing Shall Remain (Ralf Scheepers)
11. From The Ashes (Ralf Scheepers)
12. Cloudbreaker (Bonus) (Fabio Lione)
13. Crossing The Border (Heir Apparent Cover) (Yannis Papadopoulos)
14. Immune (Lethal Cover) (Tom Mallicoat) More...
Niklas Kvarforth from Swedish depressive black metal outfit Shining has issued the following announcement about wrapping up work on a new album:
"I am proud to announce that our new album has been mastered and shipped off to Season Of Mist. We are looking at a Spring 2015 release on various formats, all to be announced shortly.
"Meanwhile, we are working on a new live-set for all the festivals and club shows we’ve got lined up for next year, some already revealed, many not.
"2015 might become our busiest year yet, so see you soon and prepare for something a bit darker than before…"
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcomes Brazil's blasphemous black metal bulldozers Crucifixion BR to the roster with debut album "Destroying The Fucking Disciples Of Christ."
Formed in 1996 in the Rio Grande by Lord Grave War an DarkMoon, Crucifixion BR finally unleashes this beast of brutality, a release full of pure hatred, raw energy, and intense aggression. You can stream the songs below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. War Against Christian Souls 00:39
2. Crucifixion 02:37
3. Eternal Judgement 05:00
4. Dead Generations 03:09
5. End Of A Life 06:49
6. Apocalyptic Sentence 07:23
7. Slaves Of Christ 03:53
8. Future Memories Of A Hell 03:42
9. In The Shadows Of The Obscurity 04:47
10. I'm Dead 03:17
11. Soul's Rupture 02:16
12. Destroying The Fucking Disciples Of Christ 04:22
13. Schizo 02:46 More...
Icelandic classic rock trio The Vintage Caravan will enter the studio on January 8th, 2015 in order to record the band's next album.
Recording for the follow-up to 2014's "Voyage" is due to take place in an isolated fjord where the band will set up a studio in an old ballroom and work with producer Axel "Flexi" Árnason. Recording sessions will last 2 weeks, aiming for a release in the first half of 2015.
Commented the band: "The songwriting sessions have been going on since around October 2012 when our album 'Voyage' had been out in Iceland for a month. We immediately started writing at that point so some of the songs are quite old for us. Because of that we have a bit too many songs but we intend to make this album around 10 tracks so we can put what we think are the best tracks on the album.
"Right now we are doing demos, polishing the stuff and thinking of ways to nicely add to the production of the songs. We are very excited to start recording this album. It's going to be interesting to work on. The album is a bit different from our previous album - it's a bit darker, a bit heavier, a bit more melodic but definitely all in a good way."
The London-based metal shapeshifters from Code will release their bold new album entitled "mut" on February 27th in Europe and March 10th in North America via Agonia Records.
Tearing down the barriers of extreme metal limitations, Code has taken a daring plunge into the unknown following an urge for further unhampered expression, and delivers a dynamic progressive post-rock album that is sure to cause a stir. The premiere song off the release entitled "dialogue" is now available for listening below (yes, all the song and album titles are annoyingly lowercase).
On the new album, the band commented: "mut is the sound of us as a band freeing ourselves not just from the confines of what Code is, but from genre conventions of any description. The time for conforming has past and we have created an album that is the purest distillation of our creative ambition. This is the first time in the history of the band that we have created music with no reference points and as a result, this is our most stark, intimate and emotional album."
"mut" was recorded in the famed Brighton Electric Studios (The Cure, Foals, Nick Cave, Royal Blood) with engineer and producer Paul 'Win' Winstanley. Cover artwork and layout have been created by the Austrian designer Thomas Neulinger. The track listing is as follows: More...
U.K. extreme metal act Cradle of Filth announced that the process of recording the new album is underway at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk. The album will be released on June 26, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records and has the working title of "Hammer of the Witches." The 10 song album will be issued in various editions, including a special addition with added bonus material.
The update came via the following post on the band's Facebook page: "Everyone's favourite gilded c**ts Cradle of Filth are in the process of recording their latest opus nocturne at Grindstone Studios in deepest, dankest, darkest Suffolk for a Summer release of June 26th 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"The album, adorned with the working title of 'Hammer Of The Witches', will feature ten tracks, with a special edition featuring original bonus material to accompany it."
The album will be the first for new guitar team Marek Šmerda (a/k/a Ashok) and Rich Shaw, who joined the band this year and keyboardist/vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, who joined in 2013. More information is expected shortly. More...
Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler, who was rushed to the hospital two days ago is currently undergoing a second surgery for a brain aneurysm after the first performed yesterday proved unsuccessful.
In a post on Glocker's Facebook page on December 10th, Gina Glockler reported: "Nigel had surgery today for the brain aneurysm, but unfortunately it was not successful with the first option, so he will be undergoing another operation tomorrow.
"I've been reading him all of your messages and posts, and he is so very touched by them. Thank you all for the love and support, it means the world to us. Please keep the good vibes, prayers and juju coming his way."
This morning, she reported:
"Nigel has just gone into surgery. As soon as I have an update I will post or Saxon management will post on their page."
More information on the result of the second surgery is expected soon.
Australia's Confession released a new music video for track "March 23." The song appears on the latest album "Life and Death," which was issued back in July via Mediaskare Records in the USA and in Europe via Lifeforce Records.
The video, which was created by Robot Army Productions, can be seen here:
German traditional metal act Alpha Tiger released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "iDentity." The album is set to drop on January 14th (Scandinavia), January 16th (Germany), January 19th (EU) and January 20th (USA) via Steamhammer/SPV Records. The album will feature a live DVD featuring the band's performance at the Bang Your Head Festival .
The track list for the album is:
2. Lady Liberty
3. Scripted Reality
4. Long Way Of Redemption
6. We Won`t Take It Anymore1
7. Revolution In Progress
8. Closer Than Yesterday
9. Shut Up & Think
10. This World Will Burn
DVD - Live at Bang Your Head:
1. The Alliance
2. From Outer Space
3. Against The Time
4. Beneath The Surface
5. Waiting For A Sign
6. Along The Rising Sun
8. Black Star Pariah
Check out the preview clip here: More...
German metal act Orden Ogan premiered the new single "F.E.V.E.R." via a new music video over at Metal Hammer's site at this location (also in the player below). The track is the first taste of the upcoming new album "Ravenhead," which is scheduled for release on January 16th (EU) and February 3rd (USA) via AFM Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.
The album was produced by guitarist/vocalist Sebastian Levermann and features guest appearances by Grave Digger's Chris Boltendahl and HammerFall's Joacim Cans. In Jan/February 2015 the band will embark on a European tour with HammerFall.
The track listing for "Ravenhead" is as follows:
1. Orden Ogan
4. The Lake
5. Evil Lies in Every Man
6. Here at the End of the World (Feat. Chris Boltendahl)
7. A Reason to Give
8. Deaf Among the Blind
9. Sorrow Is Your Tale (Feat. Joacim Cans)
10. In Grief and Chains
11. Too Soon
The video was directed by Rainer "ZIPP" Fränzen. Check it out here: More...
Jimmy Cabbs of KNAC.com conducted an interview with guitarist Nige Rockett of British thrashers Onslaught at the final show of the band's North American "Thrash Invasion Tour 2014" with Artillery. You can now listen to the chat using the PodOmatic widget below.
A few excerpts read as follows:
On why Onslaught didn't cancel the North American tour once it became clear that singer Sy Keeler wasn't going to be able to make the trek due to health issues with Keeler's son:
Rockett: "We've got bills to pay, families to feed. And it's not only us; it's the other bands involved on the tour… (Denmark's Artillery). If we would have canceled this, this would have been their second U.S. tour cancelation, which would really have done them serious damage, I think — to cancel two tours in two years. So we had an obligation to those guys as well, and also our booking agent, who worked solidly for two or three months booking this tour and put so much time and effort in. And we can't just shit on these guys, you know!? They worked hard and we've gotta look after their careers as well as our own. As I said, we've got bills to pay, families to feed.
Rockett:"If you look at the music industry, a lot of bands have to do it. You look at Anthrax, Slayer… They all go out with stand-in musicians. It's all across the board. It just doesn't work sometimes for bands these days. The money's not there, so people have other commitments outside of bands and stuff, and that's the way it's gotta be in 2014."
On why Onslaught chose to work with former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin as the stand-in vocalist for the North American tour:
Rockett: "We spoke to 5 or 6 really top vocalists that I feel are particularly good guys, great guys, we're friends with and we have been friends with for many years. I won't mention their names or bands, but unfortunately, due to commitments that they already had, they couldn't make it. They were, like, 'Wow! You want us to sing for Onslaught.' But sadly it didn't work. We were working with this young German guy, and the energy and attitude he had was fantastic. He was not quite there with the vocals — he was very dramatic in his delivery, which was maybe not quite right for us — but he had everything else. But then we met with management and agents, blah blah blah, and they kind of figured it wasn't good to go out with a unknown [singer]. Because of the story, they needed a name to stand in. And that was it. That was, basically, what swung us to Neil Turbin." More...
Krimh, the one-man-band who got most famous for playing drums in Decapitated and sitting in live for Behemoth's drummer Inferno during his absence, released his brand new album "Krimhera" yesterday.
You can stream now the entire album "Krimhera" below and afterwards purchase this masterpiece via Bandcamp HERE.
Aeon is streaming a new drum-cam live video with Emil Wiksten blasting through the song "Living Sin".
You can watch now the clip below (courtesy of sickdrummermagazine).
Brazil's old school death metal and thrash outfit NervoChaos released "The Art Of Vengeance" via Greyhaze Records.
You can stream now the entire album below.