Metal News for December 12, 2012
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In Flames have added a slew of new dates to their previously announced "Another Year, Another Tour" across North America in early 2013 with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish, and Battlecross in tow. Tickets are now on sale at the band's official website.
The complete list of dates runs as follows:
2/2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
2/3 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
2/4 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
2/7 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater
2/8 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
2/9 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
2/10 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
2/12 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
2/13 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
2/14 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
2/15 - Venture, CA - Majestic Ventura Theatre
2/16 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
2/18 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
2/20 - Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
2/21 - Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
2/22 - Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
2/23 - Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
2/24 - Fargo, ND – The Venue
2/26 - Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
2/27 - Guelph, ON – Guelph Concerte Theatre
2/28 - Quebec City, QC – Theatre Imperial
3/1 - Moncton, NB – Casino NB
3/2 - Halifax, NS – Cunard Centre
3/4 - New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
3/5 - Clifton Park, NY – Upstage Concert Hall
3/6 - Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
3/7 - Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Greek act Rotting Christ’s forthcoming album is entitled “Do What Thou Wilt” and has been scheduled for a March 1st (March 5th in North America) release next year. The track listing is:
1. In Yumen - Xibalba
2. P'unchaw Kachun - Tuta Kachun
3. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
4. Kataton Demona Eaftou
5. Cine Iubeste Si Lasa
6. Iwa Woodoo
9. Ahura Mazda Anra Mainiuu
The album will be available as a jewel case CD, double gatefold LP, and limited edition Digibox including a Digipak CD with bonus track “Welcome to Hel,” a pendant in velvet bag, and a flag. More...
Swedish metallers Vindictiv have tapped producer/engineer Lars Chriss (Lion's Share) to mix their brand new studio CD, tentatively due in early 2013 via an as-yet-undetermined record label.
The band’s third album "Cage of Infinity" will be the debut for new singer Marco Sandron (Eden's Curse), and will see the band head in a more straight ahead heavy metal direction.
“I made an effort to make the album cohesive, but as a notorious shredder I couldn't restrain myself completely," states guitarist and band leader Stefan Lindholm.
Vindictiv consists of:
Marco Sandron - Vox
Stefan Lindholm - Guitars
Pontus Larsson - Keys
Henrik Hedman - Drums
Nalley Pahlsson - Bass
New York City street punks The Casualties are finishing off 2012 with a bang with two shows on the East Coast. These shows are in support of latest album "Resistance," which was released earlier this year via Season of Mist.
The first gig is a headline show set for December 22nd in Boston, MA at Paradise Rock Club and will feature support from Burning Streets and Penalty Kill. The second gig is part of the Bouncing Souls 6th Annual "Home For The Holidays" December 28th at The Stone Pony is Asbury Park, NJ.
The full "Resistance" album can be streamed in the player below. Details on upcoming shows are as follows:
12/22: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
12/28: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony More...
Canada’s purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia, are back once again with a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their holiday tune "...Of Santa," a cheerful track about Santa and his brave reindeer. Check out the song below.
King Conquer will headline the first annual "Eat Your Heart Out Tour," with support from The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Adaliah, and Sworn In. Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:
2/1 Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero
2/2 Springfield, VA – Empire
2/3 Wilmington, DE – The Harmony Grange
2/4 Allentown, PA – Maingate Nightclub
2/5 Providence, RI – PVD Social Club
2/6 Berkley Heights, NJ – Berkley Heights VFW
2/7 Amityville, NY – The Spotlight
2/8 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
2/9 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
2/10 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
2/11 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
2/12 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
2/13 Brantford, ON – Club NV
2/15 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
2/16 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
2/17 Omaha, NE – The Commons
2/18 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
2/19 Tulsa, OK – The Conservatory
2/20 Tyler, TX – Crossroads (w/ 2×4)
2/21 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit (w/ 2×4)
2/22 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar (w/ 2×4)
2/24 Mobile, AL – The Box
2/26 Tampa, FL – Epic Problem More...
Swedish death metallers Overtorture have completed work on their debut album, which was mixed and mastered by Ola Englund (Six Feet Under, Feared). You can now check out a new song from the upcoming "At The End The Dead Await" album. Give "The Outer Limits" song a listen in the player available below. More...
Multinational metal act Raven Lord has chosen Alessandro Duo (Voodoo Highway) as the band's keyboarder to complete the band lineup. Italian born Alessandro Duo will be playing keyboards on all of Raven Lord’s touring schedule in 2013 as well as future recordings.
Band leader Csaba Zvekan issues the following statement: “Alessandro is a true Raven Lord and fits the bill like a glove. His musical skills are excellent and he makes a great addition to the band. We’re all happy and excited to have a complete band and are ready for our upcoming Tour in 2013 and Summer Festivals.”
Raven Lord’s “Descent to the Underworld” album will be released on February 1st, 2013 worldwide (except North America) on February 12th, 2013 and March 6th, 2013 for France via Mausoleum Records. The band is currently priming itself for some touring in Spring 2013 followed by Summer festivals.
Raven Lord is:
Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine) – Vocals
Joe Stump (HolyHell, Reign of Terror) – Lead Guitars
George Karafotis (Vermillion Days) – Guitars
Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin Band) – Bass Guitars
Alessandro Duo (Voodoo Highway) – Keyboards
Lawrence “Larry” Paterson (Baze Bailey, Iron Knights) – Drums More...
French brutal death metallers Livarkahil are proud to announce the beginning of the writing process for their third full length album, once again in the form of a concept album. The band comments:
“The concept and it’s shaping are extremely ambitious, and giving birth to it will be a long and difficult journey for the band. Even though we have a clear view of what the album should sound like, you guys will have to be patient, as we are hoping for a release on the Spring of 2014.”
Further details will be announced as they are made available. Livarkahil 2012 consists of the following musicians:
HK – Vocals
Traüme – Guitar
Skvm – Drums
Simurgh – Bass
Sonaer – Guitar
Dunderbeist will soon release the band's first music video for the "Songs of the Buried" album. Indie Recordings commented on the upcoming clip:
"'Father Serpent' is being created by Jens Haugen and his crew at Hamar. These are the same guys that are responsible for the incredible look on the press photos of the band as well. The video will feature some awesome scenery, snakes, cockroaches and a black stallion, and of course a band doing what they do best. Looking good!"
Dunderbeist released the new album “Songs Of The Buried” back in November. You can also stream the album's title track in the player below. More...
Infected Flesh is set to release third full-length album "Concatenation of Severe Infections" on December 18th, 2012 through Comatose Music. The label comments:
"With the band’s recent addition of Seth Van de Loo from Severe Torture / Centurian on drums, you can expect a vicious barrage of brutal death metal with grinding riffs, immense blasting, and haunting guttural vocals spewed forth with reckless abandon. There are several guest vocal performances and extremely disturbing artwork by Marco Hasmann to make this album one of the most sick and offensive releases of 2012!"
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Tuomas Saukkonen - front man of Finnish melodic death metallers Before The Dawn - has inked an official endorsement deal with TEHO (Finnish for “power”) – “the most Finnish energy drink in the world.” Check out the video announcement below, which was created by OneManArmy Productions.
Saukkonen comments: “I feel honoured and extremely happy to be supported by my most favourite energy drink of all. I’ve never felt a lack of energy, but as of now, I will be powered to the maximum!” More...
Californian up-and-comers Holy Grail have uploaded the fourth episode in a series of track-by-track videos for their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut “Ride The Void” (out on January 18th, 2013). Check out this new video below, or find the last clip in the series at this location.
We Are Killing Ourselves has teamed up with PureGrainAudio to release a new music video for "Extispicium," which can be viewed in the player below. PureGrainAudio also commented:
"Taken from the album 'The Road Of Awareness,' this exclusive world premiere of the bludgeoning video for the song 'Extispicium' features Portugal's We Are Killing Ourselves (or WAKO for short) doing what they do best... playing live and brain-bashing audiences with their auditory assault! The video was produced by the band and features live footage provided by Rockline Tribe. Feast your eyes (and ears) on the metal mayhem that is WAKO!"
Solid State Records label mates Fit For A King and The Overseer are pleased to announce a co-headlining tour in the new year. The rapidly emerging bands will hit the road this January and February, bringing their live shows to fans on the West Coast, Midwest, and Southwest.
“2012 was absolutely the best year in our band’s existence,” gushes Overseer bassist Bradley Riggs. “We got signed, put out our debut record and closed out the fall with an incredible full U.S. tour with August Burns Red. Looking forward to 2013, we’re all stoked to see what unfolds as we look to keep the momentum rolling!”
“We felt like we had a very productive year in 2012,” says Fit For A King vocalist Ryan Kirby. “I feel like we laid a lot of ground work for huge things to happen for us in 2013 and beyond and I’m looking forward to this tour as a part of kicking off the year.”
Joining their brothers in arms fresh off a string of dates with Impending Doom, the Texas based Fit For A King signed with Solid State earlier this year. The band’s Solid State debut is set to drop in 2013. More...
Basick Records is ridiculously excited to welcome U.S. band Alaya to the label's growing international roster. According to a press release, Alaya "stands apart from many of today’s artists, fusing punishing technical rhythm with a genre defying soulful, melodic style."
Comments Basick CEO Nathan 'Barley' Phillips: "One of the best things about this job is discovering hidden talent that you know will immediately resonate with open minded music fans worldwide. Alaya are one of the most exciting and forward-thinking bands I've come across, showcasing incredible levels of musicianship and as a team, we're genuinely excited to be bringing you their debut album next year."
Vocalist/guitarist Evan Graham Dunn adds, "It's surreal - signing to a label that supports bands I've been a fan of for some time. Uneven Structure especially has been in my deck since "8" was released. As a band, we've waited for our entire career for someone to give us this chance, and we're going to do everything we can to make the most of it. We can't wait to hit the ground running and continue to work our collective asses off knowing now that Basick Records has got our back."
Alongside the announcement, the band and label today released a video for the track "Inside," destined to be the opening song on Alaya's forthcoming debut album, "Thrones," scheduled for release via Basick Records in 2013. More...
The Black Dahlia Murder fans can look forward to the limited vinyl repressing of current release, "Ritual" (reviewed here), available as glow-in-the-dark vinyl along with the band's 2007 release "Nocturnal," which is being made available for the first time on vinyl and will be in transparent blue. Both items will be available exclusively from the Metal Blade Records store here starting this January. More...
As special holiday treat for fans, Italy's Lacuna Coil has released a new music video for "End Of Time." The video was produced by K48 and directed by the Italian director Saku, who had worked with the band for previous videos such as "Spellbound" and "I Won't Tell You." He also directed the mini-movies that were featured on the bonus-DVD included on the limited editions of the band's current album "Dark Adrenaline" (reviewed here).
For the premiere of the clip, Lacuna Coil and Century Media Records have teamed up with the online outlet of the Italy's XL Magazine. Check out the music video for "End Of Time" right here or in the player below.
Lacuna Coil also recently announced that the band will be touring the U.S. in February 2013 with Sevendust. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...
Tethered To A Dying Animal (brain-liquefying, planet-fracturing sludge/doom/noise from the creator of funeral doom act The Howling Void) has just released a music video for the song "Car Crash" from the upcoming demo "Impermanent."
According to a statement from the band, potential listeners should think "Electric Wizard, Grief, and SunnO)) all thrown into a very slow blender." Check out the clip below.
Dutch act The Horrible Twunts has released the "As One Till Death" EP, which is now available as a name-your-price download through Bandcamp here. The "As One Till Death" track listing is as follows:
1. As One Till Death 03:37
2. There Will Be Blood 03:02
3. Defying The Curse 06:20
4. CripleCore 03:34
5. Calling Norway 03:55
"The Invocation," the scorching, atmospheric debut LP from German classic metalsmiths Attic, is out now in Europe and will be available in North America before the INRI holiday later this month via Ván Records.
BrooklynVegan is now streaming the entire album: blare all of "The Invocation" right here. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"It’s been a busy year for Germany’s Attic. Having only formed in late 2010 through mutual interests in sinister music, horror movies and literature, spiritualism and occultism, the band self-released a debut self-titled EP, a split 7” with Walpurgis Night, and now proudly unleash a mammoth debut full-length, 'The Invocation,' all within the 2012 calendar.
"Attic's convincing, raw, classic old-school heavy metal follows a diehard path forged by traditional Mercyful Fate, Pentagram, Judas Priest and Helstar yet resounds with modern production, and is portrayed through a dark, dense atmosphere. Surging with nearly fifty minutes of this huge-sounding blend, The Invocation was recorded at The Underworld Studios and produced, mixed and mastered by Mersus (Destroyer666, Gospel of the Horns, Zarathustra), bearing cover artwork by Markus Vesper (Manilla Road, A Tortured Soul, Poison Oath, Headless Beast)." More...
Auras has posted a brand new track online titled "Sciolist," which comes off the upcoming EP "Panacea." Check out the song below. The EP is set for release on January 12th, 2013 and features guest vocals from Kyle Anderson of The Afterimage.
The "Panacea" EP was recorded and mixed by Chris Cosentino at Citadel Studio and mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Studio. Artwork was created by Daniel Wagner at D-Dub Designs.
Ben Orum of All Shall Perish has checked in with the following announcement about leaving the band and joining Oblivion:
"I have given over 10 years of my blood, sweat, and tears to pursuing my dream which you all have helped fulfill. Being in All Shall Perish has been the best experience in my life, outside of being a father. While I am deeply saddened by my decision to leave the band it is necessary at this point in my life. As you know I have a family and obligation to provide for them and be here. Unfortunately, I could not fulfill my duty as a touring musician any longer.
"While I am done with touring, I will never stop writing music. I am joining the extreme metal band Oblivion as a bassist and contributing songwriter. Oblivion's debut album will be released on January 1st, 2013. We are beyond excited to unleash it onto the metal world. I've always been into death metal and extreme music, this is my return to TRUE Death Metal. What makes Oblivion unique and sets us apart from the pack is the fact that our primary songwriter is a world-renown classical composer and professor of music, Dr. Nick Vasallo. His voice gives the music a subtle refinement with the craftsmanship of the compositions. More...
Today Convulse premieres the new track "Inner Evil" through Metalsucks.net. "Inner Evil" hails from the band's EP of the same title, set for international release on January 25th, 2013 through Svart Records. Check out the song right here.
This two-song EP features Convulse's first recordings in nearly 20 years, and will be available on CD, 12" vinyl, and digital-download formats. Recorded in full analog in the autumn of 2012, Convulse's "Inner Evil" consists two long, exclusive tracks.
After an 18-year break, Convulse returned in 2012 and played a few comeback shows in Finland. In addition, the band has already been confirmed to play next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, with more live appearances in the works. The following press release was also issued:
"The band features the original vocalist, guitarist, and bass player in its ranks, and Convulse's brand of classic old-school death metal still sounds like it's 1991. With a new full-length album scheduled for autumn 2013 through Svart, this is the first recorded material by Convulse since the band's demise in the mid '90s." More...
Finnish melodic death six-piece Omnium Gatherum has revealed the basic details of upcoming studio album "Beyond," the band's sixth since forming in 1996 and followup to 2011's acclaimed "New World Shadows." Lifeforce Records will release the effort on February 25th in Europe and March 5th in North America.
Omnium Gatherum enlisted the production services of longtime collaborator Teemu Aalto, while Dan Swanö mixed and mastered the recording. Former guitarist and vocalist Olli Lappalainen handled the cover art:
The tracklist is as follows:
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace
Guitarist Markus Vanhala chimed in with the following:
"It's now been approximately 10 years since our debut full-length album "Spirits And August Light" was released and the world was waiting. The latest 2011 album "New World Shadows" was a good breakthrough for us and lots of good things happened after that great record, so of course we had some pressure to do a decent successor, as the world was waiting again.
"Well, I think we managed to master that task and now we're back again with the OG's 6th album called "Beyond," the album that is really going beyond all limits of melodic death metal from the winter wonderland! The album follows the good known path of "New World Shadows" and "The Redshift" but adds a lot of new flavours and spices to the good ol' melting pot to lift the band to new heights. It's our most melodic and versatile album so far, but at the same time it still holds for example the most brutal death metal growls in our career yet, and also some really tasteful clean vox between the lines. I'm sure everyone who gives the album many spins can find something new with every turn, so this should be a album that holds up the sands of time and rewards the listeners who are digging deeper and searching for something more than just a one hit wonder of the day!
"Lyrically told, "Beyond" is about the culmination point of one's existence. It is a 'coming home' story where the mysteries of duality are melted into oneness but without losing one single point of individuality along the arrival. As you can see from the cover, there's also a strong sense of sea on the album, as we're the sons of the sea from Kotka!"
Unearth will begin 2013 in a big way on tour alongside Whitechapel and Emmure. The "Brothers of Brutality Tour" will begin on January 8th in Knoxville, TN and wraps up February 11th in New York, NY. Unfortunately, Unearth bassist John "Slo" Maggard will not be joining the band on the tour.
Vocalist Trevor Phipps has posted the following update: "John 'Slo' Maggard will unfortunately be sitting out the Brothers of Brutality Tour (Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey the Brave, The Plot In You) this coming January/February. His absence is simply to take care of personal matters at home and is only temporary. Slo will remain a member of Unearth moving forward and is actively involved in the writing process for our next album, which we plan to record and release some time in 2013. Luckily, our long time friend Matt DeVries (Fear Factory, ex-Chimaira) will be taking over bass duties for the tour." More...
During a tour across the U.S. Krisiun filmed a new video for "The Will To Potency," a song from latest studio album, "The Great Execution." Watch this Tarantino-esque video through No Clean Singing.com here or in the player below.
The director and producer of the video, Tommy Jones, comments: "The band had originally contacted me to do a live video on the 'Conquerors of the World Tour'. We filmed every night live, however the day before the last show of the tour, we had a day off on a drive through New Mexico towards the last show in Texas. I had the idea of filming the band out in the middle of the desert because I love that area and always wanted to do a desert shoot. So I convinced the driver to pull over in the middle of nowhere at 9AM. We filmed for about 2 and a half hours out there, using a laptop as audio playback.
"We caught the attention of the Mexican Border Patrol who came to check out what we were doing. They sent about 3 SUVs out to check us out. Once they made sure we weren't doing anything 'too illegal' they got a kick out of it and were taking pictures on their iPhones because they said in all their years, they haven't seen a band set up in the middle of the desert.
"When it was all said and done, we filmed every night on tour, but it ended up that the majority of the video was filmed on that day off in the middle of the New Mexican desert in about 2.5 hours. It was a fun video, and I'm glad we got to do it this way, we all are really stoked how the desert stuff came out."
European tour dates for Krisiun will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for an update coming soon. More...
Spanish death metallers Mind Holocaust have posted three tracks online from the new album "Condemned Souls." Check out "A Sad and Dark Hope," "1274 (First Heretic)," and "Still Dead" in the player below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Venomous Beast
2. Fast Ending
3. A Sad and Dark hope
4. Steeped in Evilness
5. Condemned Souls
6. 1274 (First Heretic)
7. Perversion in Disguise
8. Ghost Colony
9. Still Dead
10. About The Shadows More...
Rush and Heart will represent rock in this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. They will join Public Enemy, Randy Newman, Albert King, and Donna Summer. Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. The ceremony will be held on April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee told Rolling Stone, "It's a terrific honor and we'll show up smiling...It made my mom happy, so that's worth it." He added, "It was a cause [Rush fans] championed," he says. "I'm very relieved for them and we share this honor with them, for sure."
The band also issued an official statement: "We are honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 3 of us are especially appreciative of our loyal fans whose support and dedication has gone a long way to making this possible. P.S. And special thanks to our moms for voting 6000 times!"
Rush's latest record, "Clockwork Angels," is 20% off from the Roadrunner store for a limited time. Metal Underground.com took an in-depth look at Rush earlier this year in our Sunday Old School column.
Experimental space metal act Warp Prism has released the full "Evolution" album online for streaming. Hear each of the tracks through the widget available below, or find the album available to buy in digital format over here. Further details on Warp Prism are available at the band's Facebook profile. The "Evolution" track listing is as follows:
1. Origin 04:23
2. The Great Year 04:56
3. Inherent 06:24
4. Slipstream 05:59
5. Evolution 07:22
6. The Infinite: Alternity 01:33
7. The Infinite: Solace 03:06
8. The Infinite: Decay 03:42
9. The Infinite: Hypoxia 03:10
10. Solutus 02:23
11. Hypersurface 04:43
12. Ekpyrosis 10:40
13. (undefined) 01:40
Warp Prism also commented: "This album was a big process for us. What started out as a few simple ideas soon turned into big concepts and the scale of things escalated until we realized that this was truly something special to us. With hundreds and hundreds of hours of ourselves put into this album, we hope the emotions and love we put into it show when you listen." More...
A new music video is now available for Mutiny Within's single "Embers," which comes off the upcoming album "Mutiny Within 2 - Synchronicity."
Iowa City three piece Blizzard at Sea has released the new "Individuation" EP online, which can be heard in the player below or bought in multiple formats over at Bandcamp. The track listing is:
1. Accelerating Returns 12:43
2. The Technological Singularity 05:45
3. Longevity 18:48
According to a statement from the band, Blizzard at Sea plays "a dynamic blend of sludge, progressive, and post-metal, with songwriting defined by complex structures and textures that forgo traditional conceptions of genre." More...
Terminal Sick has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new album "Nothing More," which is coming this December 21st, 2012 via To React Records. The trailer can be viewed below, and To React Records also commented on the album:
"The new Italian metalcore expression!! Direct as a fist in your face. Ten tracks full of rage, violence, desire and hope - Show your knuckles, can you resist?" More...
Finnish grindcore act Rotten Sound posted a lyric video for the new track "Salvation." The song appears on the band's new EP "Species At War," which will be released on January 18th, 2013 in Europe through Season of Mist and January 22, 2012 in North America through Relapse in the following formats: CD, etched vinyl and digital.
The track listing for "Species At War" is:
2. The Game
4. The Solution
Check out "Salvation" here:
German melodic rock act Pink Cream 69 (which spawned current Helloween vocalist Andi Deris) posted a preview clip for the band's upcoming eleventh studio album "Ceremonial" (heard below) The album will be released on January 22, 2013 (North America) and January 25th, 2013 (EU) via Frontiers Records.
The track listing for "Ceremonial" is as follows:
1. Land Of Confusion
2. Wasted Years
4. Find Your Soul
5. The Tide
6. Big Machine
7. Let The Thunder Roll
8. Right From Wrong
9. Passage Of Time
10. I Came To Rock
11. King For One Day
Check out the preview clip here: More...
After breaking up back in 2010, Nocturnal Graves is now back from the dead and is teaming up with Hells Headbangers to release a new album. The Australian act release debut album "Satan's Cross" in 2007 and a split LP with Hell Spirit in 2010.
The band has already begun work on this second full-length album and will start recording in two weeks at I-HQ Recordings in Australia. The band promises "around 35 minutes of explosive, violent death/thrash metal which Nocturnal Graves are known for." The title of the new album will be announced shortly.
Nocturnal Graves has also recently had a change of line-up, enlisting Shrapnel (ex-Destroyer 666) on lead guitars and L. Wilson (Denouncement pyre) on drums. The band's current line-up is:
J. - Bass/Vocals
Decaylust - Guitar
Shrapnel - Lead Guitar
L. Wilson - Drums
In May 2013, Nocturnal Graves will also tour on European soil, with shows in Germany (at Deathkult Open Air), France, Belgium, the UK, Ireland, Denmark, and Sweden among others. More Nocturnal Graves news is to be announced soon, but for more info, in the meantime consult the band's website.
German progressive death metal behemoths Defeated Sanity will unleash "Passages Into Deformity" on February 5th, 2013 through Willowtip Records.
Recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-Defeated Sanity, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) and sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin), the nine-track follow-up to 2010’s "Chapters of Repugnance" will be paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews with the band, and performance videos.
Said the band of this latest output: “The album has a more old-school vibe to it, with a lot of early ‘90s inspired riffs and slams, but we made it a point to not get away from the technical and progressive stuff as well.”