Metal News for December 15, 2012
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18 news articles posted on this day.
Connecticut metal band Symphony Of Malice has unleashed its first official video for the track "Nothing Left in Us." Check out the video below. The band is also streaming the track "War Conspiracy" over on their Facebook page, a song which will appear on their first full-length "Judgement Day - The Aftermath." Symphony Of Malice also has two shows coming up, one for It's A Metal Christmas Show at The Room in Brookfield, CT on December 21st and another event titled Aftermath on the 22nd at the El'N'Gee Club in New London.
Novosibirsk doom band Evoke Thy Lords just finished recording its most recent record "Drunken Tales," and is streaming one advance track from it over on bandcamp. That track, "Routine of Life," is also posted below. These Siberians are known for contributing music to three "Doom Art Russia" compilations, a couple of split releases and for a prior album of theirs titled "Escape from the Dreamlands."
Uruguay's two-woman dark metal act Upon Shadows unleashed the new album "7 Chapters: Shadows Of Despair And Other Entities" back in October, and now the band has posted a music video online for a song off the release.
Check out the clip for the "Cold Steel & Concrete" track in the player below. You can also listen to the song "Spiritual Submission" over at this location.
Spain's Re:inanimate has posted another guitar playthrough clip online for a song off the band's latest EP. Check out the footage of "Circle of Light" below, or watch the last clip for "Dschubba" at this location.
The EP's full track listing is as follows:
3. Circle of Light
Portuguese grindcore band Brutal Brain Damage has finally posted a track from its debut album "Brain Soup." That track, "I Scream Milk," is streaming below. "Brain Soup," issued via Vomit Your Shirt/Sevared Records, features guest appearances by members of Grog and Pussyvibes on a couple of the tracks. Brutal Brain Damage, who hail from the town of Ourem, have confirmed for the Colhões de Ferro VIII Festival on January 26th. They also have a gig at the Estudiantino Cafe in Viseu on December 22nd and another on January 5th in Braga. Learn more on Brutal Brain Damage's Facebook page.
U.K. act Gehtika has checked in with the following announcement about progress on a new EP and working on a music video:
"A little update for you ladies and gents on our upcoming EP. We have been so spiffingly proud of the material and the recording we have done for you and we are very excited to get this new material out to you!
"Currently we are in the mixing stage and shortly after in Jan/Feb we will be shooting a music video for the single with a release date most likely aimed for March next year! We can't wait. This ladies and gentlemen captures the Gehtika sound and feel.
"In the meantime you will be able to catch us at various shows before the end of the year and in Jan/Feb. We will have new merch coming up, merch that you our loyal fans want! We hope to see your continued support going forward. You have all been brilliant!
"2013 will be a bloody spiffing year! Please continue to spread the word of the Gehtika ward! Have a spiffing day! (A preview/trailer will be coming soon for the EP, keep your eyes open!)"
Chronographs has posted a new music video online, which is available below, and the band commented on the clip:
"Here is our brand new video for the single 'Opticks,'; taken from 'Nausea,' out January 7th via Ghost Music! Pre-order a limited edition physical copy right here or digitally at all of the usual outlets."
After releasing a lyric video for the track "Sanctuary," Assemble the Chariots has now posted a new lyric clip online. Check out the song "False Promises Of Salvation" in the player below, which is the second song from Assemble the Chariots' 2012 release "The Sulphur Voids."
Romanian act I Stared Into the Forest has teamed up with Fading Halo Records for the "Unframed Pictures of Our Epilogue" release. Currently the release is available in digital format via Bandcamp (stream found below), and a vinyl edition is coming during the spring of 2013. The track listing is:
1. No longer here 02:28
2. Failing lungs 02:24
3. Their crooked teeth 01:53
4. To hang by a thread 02:28 More...
North Carolina occult rock / horror metal band Bloody Hammers released its debut self-titled album on November 23rd in Europe via Soulseller Records. The record will see a February 3rd, 2013 release date in North America via Soulseller, distributed by RED.
Described as "an addictive album with a retro edge that appeals to both the Nick Cave and Black Sabbath sides of the brain," the album was recorded and produced by bassist / vocalist Anders Manga at NC's Greystone Studios.
Following the recent announcement of several new stateside concerts in support of tenth studio album "Honor Found In Decay," Neurosis has added another city to the list and has began disclosing opening support acts on the confirmed shows. Performances in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Seattle were disclosed last week, and most recently Neurosis announced that Chicago will be treated to some sonic devastation on December 30th.
Atlanta will feature openers Rwake, Primate, and Neurot kin USX. The Chicago date will bear support from Bloodiest and The Atlas Moth. Opening Los Angeles’ gig will be Neurot’s Ides of Gemini and Neurot alumni Savage Republic. And the Seattle date will feature a riotous opening lineup including Stoneburner, Tragedy, and Black Breath.
Tickets for all four confirmed shows are available now, and even more Neurosis live appearances are being locked down to be announced in the coming days.
12/29/2012 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Rwake, US Christmas, Primate
12/30/2012 The Metro - Chicago, IL w/ Bloodiest, The Atlas Moth
1/04/2013 Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ Savage Republic, Ides of Gemini
1/05/2013 Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA w/ Tragedy, Black Breath, Stoneburner
Finnish rock/metal act Overhead has released two new 3D music videos for the tracks "Berlin" and "Lost Inside 2," which both come off new album "Of Sun and Moon." Check out the clips below. Footage for the clips comes from the album recordings and live video from around Europe during Overhead's tour in 2010.
The "Of Sun and Moon" album also features 3D graphics and includes 3D glasses. The track listing is:
1. Lost Inside 2
3. An Afternoon of Sun and Moon
7. Last Broadcast
9. Angels and Demons More...
After posting the "Egolution" track online earlier during the Summer, Italian solo instrumentalist Mirko Fadda has now released a new song for streaming. Listen to the track "Become" in the YouTube player available below. Further details on Mirka Fadda can also be found over at Facebook here.
Brazilian act Forefront has posted a new single online titled "Straitjacket." Check out the track in the player below. You can also find more from Forefront over at the band's Facebook profile here.
Dornenreich has issued the following announcement about hte upcoming "Mystic Places" 2013 acoustic tour dates:
"Dear friends, the shows in Traun, Berlin, Leipzig und Dortmund will be the only Mystic Places shows next year for we will focus on the final song-writing for the new album after these concerts.
"The setlist of these four special acoustic shows will - at the minimum - include three songs of this very album. So, at these shows you’ll have the possibility to hear new songs at least one year in advance of the album-release!
"Besides we are excited to let you know that we’ll perform an acoustic version of the song 'Ich bin ein Stern' for the very first time. As you will know this is the bonus-track of our 'Durch den Traum' album and it is based on a poem by Hermann Hesse.
"So, we'd love to see you at these upcoming concerts and we wish you a good ending of this year! Thank you for your unique support! We appreciate it a lot. See you soon!" More...
Detroit Michigan's The Black Dahlia Murder will be hitting the road this coming summer as a part of the annual Van's Warped Tour. Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments:
"We in The Black Dahlia Murder look forward to seeing you and your friend's fancy haircuts this summer at the Van's Warped Tour. I think it's safe to say that all of us in TBDM have attended this tour at various points and have fond memories of this great American punk rock freak show. This time, we shall be the freaks… the sore thumb poking at your eyeball. We are proud to be the fastest, craziest, and most evil band that has ever played Warped Tour… hundreds of bands will enter, one band will leave. Us. We will emerge from the rubble like the giant cockroach men we are. See ya this summer… let's get warped!"
New acts are being announced every Friday so keep an eye on the official Van's Warped Tour site for further updates. The 2013 Van's Warped Tour will kick off on Saturday, June 15th in Auburn, WA at the White River Amphitheatre and wraps up on August 4th in Houston, TX at Reliant Center Parking Lot. More...
Poland's Dual-Coma has new album "The Diary" set for release next month, and while fans wait the band has now uploaded a cover of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance." Check out the track below, and Dual-Coma commented:
"Latest album coming soon. You still have to wait a bit for it, because we are talking with our new publisher. For now, for your entertainment please take your time and joy - this is our Christmas gift."
Epitome of the Weak has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:
"We regret to inform everyone that Rob has left us at the bassist position to pursue other endeavors. We wish him the best and hope he finds success at everything he does. Be sure to keep an eye on the horizon for any new project that he lands in. Good luck Rob!"
Epitome of the Weak is:
Esteban Rojas - Vocals
Justin Lawhorne - Guitar
Romy Sharolli - Guitar
Sean Williams - Bass/Vocals
John Golightly - Drums More...