Metal News for December 17, 2011
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14 news articles posted on this day.
New Orleans doom band Thou has released it's six-song EP "The Archer and the Owle" on Blind Date records. Two of the songs are covers of Pygmy Lush tracks and another of the songs is a cover of Nirvana's "Something in the Way." Here is a video uploaded to YouTube for the first track from the release, "Voices in the Wilderness." More...
Grime is streaming it's entire recent six-song debut EP, which you can play below. The demo EP from this Italian band kicks off with an intro from Scorcese's "Cape Fear" and goes right into a half hour of sludge metal. This EP is on the U.K. label Mordgrimm, on which Grime will release a full-length by autumn of 2012. More...
Balkan hardcore groove metal act The Stupar Project has posted a new music video online for the track "Against All Odds," which is taken off the band's "Balkan Bastards" EP. Check out the music video in the player below, or find more music from The Stupar Project via the band's official Facebook profile.
Tennessee's Ocean Architecture has announced the band has completed the recording sessions for the upcoming new album "Animus." The album is currently in the mixing/mastering process, which is expected to come to a close in mid-January. Keyboardist Joe Dorsey commented, "We can't wait to show the world this music, I think this album is gonna turn out really great!"
The currently announced track listing is as follows:
2. The Last Stand
3. Plato's Cave
5. Columns of Time
6. Steel Ecstacy
7. Animus Part 1
8. Animus Part 2
Devolved has posted a new demo track online titled "Collateral Damage," which is set to appear on a forthcoming new album to see release in 2012. "Collateral Damage" also features Devolved's new vocalist Mark Haggblad.
You can check out the new demo song in the player below, or head over to Devolved's Facebook profile for more information and to check out additional songs available for streaming.
Philadelphia death metal behemoths Goreaphobia will trample their way through Brooklyn this weekend on a special year-end one off show at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn tonight. Also on the bill will be Acheron, Funerus, and Mutant Supremacy. Details are as follows:
When: Saturday December 17, 2011
Where: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Ticket Price: $15.00
More info is available at this location.
Goreaphobia released the "Apocalyptic Necromancy" full-length earlier this year via Dark Descent Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by drummer Jim Roe, the record features new guitarist VJS (Kult ov Azazel, Crimson Moon, Demoncy, etc.) and has been earning praise from fans and critics internationally. More...
Lambgoat.com is reporting that Sovereign Strength, which took part in the "Scream the Prayer" tour earlier this year, is calling it quits. Lambgoat stated:
Palmdale, Calfornia hardcore/metal band Sovereign Strength (Mediaskare Records) has called it quits after roughly five years together. Although nothing official has been issued thus far, when asked for an explanation, guitarist Jesse Gutierrez said "it's a lot of things. God is taking us in different directions all at once."
Iced Earth has checked in with the following recap of the band's European tour dates in support of "Dystopia" (reviewed here):
"A special THANK YOU to all of our fans in Europe who keep the torch burning for Iced Earth...who showed up at our shows (sometimes in spite of having to travel a great distance to be there)...and were so kind to us along the way.
"It was a fantastic tour, with last night's capacity crowd at the Pavilion in Cyprus the icing on the cake. What an amazing audience! It was the perfect way to end the European leg of the 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour. Much love to all of our fans in Europe. We'll be back!"
You can also find Iced Earth's latest "Dystopia" tour webisode online by heading over to this location.
Aborted is currently wrapping up the "Decimation Of Europe" tour alongside Decapitated, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and more. The band has now checked in from the road with the following update:
"Last show of the tour tonight! can't wait to rip it up and finally go back to our homes, a huge thanks to all the fans and friends who came out to the tour and support all the bands, and all the new brothers we made in fleshgod apocalypse, decapitated, archspire and cyanide serenity!"
In other Aborted tour news, the band will be heading to Brazil with Exhumed in February (details available here), and will also take part in the "Killfest 2" tour with System Divide in April/May. For more information on Killfest 2, navigate over to this location.
Another song has made its way online from progressive/power metal act Fortress Under Siege's latest album "The Mortal Flesh Of Love." You can check out the title track in the player below, or listen to the previously posted track "Alexander" by clicking here.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Deeds Of All Disgrace
2. Last Temptation
3. Holy Communion
4. My Foulest Sin
5. Gods Of War
6. Night Caress
7. The Mortal Flesh Of Love
9. Blind Faith
German act Necronomicon will be releasing the new album "Invictus" through Massacre Recors on January 27th, 2012. Sample clips from all 10 tracks off the album are now available for streaming online by heading over to Amazon.de's website. You can also still stream the entire title track by heading over to this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
3. Bloody Bastard
4. Thoughts Running Free
6. Upon Black Wings
7. Face to the Wall
8. Pandoras Box
9. Before the Curtain Falls
10. Possessed By Evil (2011 Verison)
11. Possessed Again ... Unplugged More...
Borknagar is currently at Fascination Street studio working on an upcoming new album, and the band has now checked in with the following update:
"Øystein, Lars and myself arrived in Fascination Street Studio last night and today we’re already hard at work with the mixing process.
"I don’t want to say much more, only share a few pics here, but this is different! Enjoyable, Majestic, Brilliant! Can’t wait to release this…"
You can also check out some recently uploaded photos from the studio by heading over to the Borknagar website here.
Stoner rock band Infernal Overdrive is set to drop it's new album "Last Rays of the Dying Sun" on February 28th, 2012. The album track listing is as follows:
5.Deported to Jersey
6.Electric Street Cred
7.Rip It Out
Wellington sludge band Meth Drinker is streaming a couple of songs from it's debut on Bandcamp. A few Meth Drinker videos have also been uploaded from the nine song album such as the official one for "Broken Down and Used Up" below.
(adult content - NSFW) More...