Metal News for December 29, 2012
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19 news articles posted on this day.
Chilean thrash metal band Nuclear has posted the official music video for "Breathing Despair," which was filmed when they performed at the "Pulsar Expo 2012." The track comes off their latest album "Apatrida," released on June 25th via Sick Bangers Distro & Label (Chile) and distributed by Digmetalworld Records in the US. Watch the video below.
Nuclear's newest album "Apatrida" was produced by Sebastian Puente and Francisco Haussmann at Audio Custom Studios in Santiago, Chile. The art work was done by Claudio Botarro, who was in charge of translating the band’s idea of a controversial and direct message about the current Chilean political status.
Dutch grindcore fiends Stoma recently returned with their full-length album "The Glorification of Sexual Depravation" in CD form on Sevared Records. Almost all of the tracks on the album have been streaming over on YouTube for awhile, including the title track below. Stoma was formed in 1998 as a side project when former drummer Puke Vomit and guitar player Still Beer were still playing in the band Brainshit.
The metal queen Doro Pesch has kept busy this year, releasing an EP, a compilation, and the new full-length album "Raise Your Fist," which is an old school look at anthemic, fist-pumping metal meant to keep the energy running high.
Doro is gearing up to rock the sea-bound metal legions on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, which will then be followed by a U.S. tour in February with Sister Sin. As the year is ending and the festivities are just about to kick off, Doro got in touch with us to chat about the new album and upcoming live activity.
Check out a transcript of our talk below, in which she shares her excitement for new live shows, discusses a track dedicated to the late Ronnie James Dio, and gushes with love for all things '80s metal. More...
Vocalist Jared Dawn of Covington, Louisiana act Meridian has issued the following announcement about the band parting ways with its drummer:
"Robert Barrio will no longer be the drummer for Meridian. This decision was made on the grounds of many different things which I will make available to you right here and now. To keep a band alive, there are certain things you have to do which take more time then most people have.
"I could not ask Robert to throw his teenage life and school away for us. The rest of us are 18-20 years old, and out of school. We will begin touring during the regular school breaks, as well as during the year. And many of you may not know, but Robert is only fifteen years old which means he still has many years of school/teenage life ahead of him. This was my dream when I was young, but I decided to wait until I was out of school to do this and I cannot ask Rob to do differently. I want him to graduate and then make a decision of where he wants his life to be when he has those years under his belt. More...
Italy's Solitary Crusade, the one man project of Eric Castiglia, has posted a new cover track online. Check out Solitary Crusade's rendition of the Swedish House Mafia track "Don't You Worry Child" in the Bandcamp player available below, or find more info on Solitary Crusade via Facebook here.
Maltese metal act Loathe has released a new music video for the single "Bucketlove," which was directed by Cedric Vella and is available below.
You can also download the track for free over at Bandcamp here. "Bucketlove" is the first single from the band's upcoming EP "Lambs To The Slaughter."
Finland's Right To Remain Silent has posted a music video online for the song "Curse," which was filmed and edited by Kalle Tulander and comes off the band's "Wilderness / Desert / Chaos" EP. Check out the video below. Right To Remain Silent also issued the following year-end recap:
"It's been hell of a ride this far. 1000 likes on Facebook, 2000 views on our music video and over 400 clicks on the demo-contest of Nummirock 2013. We can't describe how privileged we feel ourselves!
"At this point, we like to thank all our fans, family and friends who have been so fucking supportive from the beginning! I'm about to drop a tear while thinking how awesome you all have been to us! We love making music, we love entertaining people and first of all; we love our fans from the bottoms of our hearts. Expect big things for 2013 and stick with us like you've done so far. We can't thank you people enough." More...
Pennsylvania metal act Sinister Realm has checked in with the following brief announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:
"We are at the studio!! Starting work on our 3rd CD. We have some great things coming up!! New CD, new video, possible tour and some shows in GA."
This new release will be the follow-up to the 2011 album "The Crystal Eye." Several tracks from that album are available for streaming through the Reverbnation player below. More...
Dark metal band Sylvan Realm is currently working on a new full-length album to be released in the Spring of 2013. In celebration of the coming release, Sylvan Realm is also offering the band's previous album online on a name-your-price basis via Bandcamp here.
You can also stream the full album "The Lodge of Transcendence" in the player available below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Sylvan Realm 05:43
2. Disappear into the Landscape 06:56
3. Temple Of Not 09:28
4. The Lodge of Transcendence 10:27
5. Twilight Kingdom 08:44 More...
Zinvmm has posted a new song online titled "B E I T H," which is a single track that will be released this coming January 8th, 2013 in a split album with the Aylwin. Give the song a listen through the Bandcamp player below. The band's explanation of the track's title and themes can also be found over at Bandcamp here. More...
Dishonour the Crown has released a new music video for the track "Gone To The Dogs," which was created by Dead Parrot Productions and is the title track off the EP of the same name. The video clip is available for viewing below, or you can find more info on the band at Facebook. Dishonour the Crown is:
Tom 'Kingsize' Hennessy (ex Kingsize Blues) - Vocals
Ron D (ex Romeo Must Die) - Guitars
James Oldman (Trenchhead) - Bass
Ben Moss - Drums
Footage has been posted online of Ohio's Eternal Void performing the song "Serenity" live on December 21st, 2012. Check out the video clip below. "Serenity" comes off the band's "Art of Our Demise" album, which can be streamed in its entirety over at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. One of Us 05:59
2. Eyes of the World 04:32
3. The Art of Our Demise 04:29
4. The 99 03:41
5. Alive 06:07
6. Devils Cut 05:16
7. Rise 04:16
8. Serenity 03:26 More...
Swedish act Crystal Eyes, which re-recruited former guitarist Niclas Karlsson during the summer, has checked in with the following announcement about streaming the band's entire discography online:
"We're happy to announce that Crystal Eyes' whole back catalogue is now available for streaming on Spotify.
"This means that you can demand to hear Crystal Eyes at any party or pub with access to the internet and hopefully this will bring some new metal heads into the world of Crystal Eyes. Spread the word!
"All records are also available for downloading world-wide at iTunes and CDs can still be ordered at our webshop here."
After recently recruiting new keyboardist/bassist Scorpio Androctonus, Greek black metal act Acherontas has also issued the following announcement about bringing on a new drummer:
"I am proud to Announce that Gionata Potenti is the new drummer of the Acherontas Coven. A great talented musician and individual with special performances in many bands such as Frostmoon Eclipse, Fides Inversa, Aptorian Demon, Enthroned, Glorior Belli, Macabre Omen, Ad Hominem and many many others. Welcome to our Coven!"
You can also check out the music of Acherontas over at the band's MySpace page here.
Greek act Null'o'zero has posted a compilation online featuring samples from the band's new EP "Under Blood Red Sky," which can be found below. The EP was produced by Stathis Pavlantis (The Music House Studios) and artwork was handled by Giannis Nakos (Remedy Art). The band consists of:
Vaggelis Vilantzakis - Vocals
Ilias Andrits'o's - Guitars
Ge'o'rge Deligiannis - Bass
Lefteris M'o'ros - Drums
After previously posting the second in a trilogy of releases titled "Cinema Vomitif & the White Mask of Doom! or Part Two" (still available for streaming right here), experimental act Robot Monkey Arm has now released the third part of the series.
Give "Part 3....In Memoriam to Those We've Lost and Those We Don’t Remember" a listen in the player available below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Psychogenic Stomp! 02:35
2. Dance Party Ending 01:53
3. l'epilogo (in memoria di Anthony de Mello) 07:00
4. APOEe4 07:38 More...
Lich King has checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a session guitarist for upcoming tour dates:
"What with Rob filling in on new daddy duties, that means third tour, third fill-in guitarist. This time it's Nick Timney of Zombie Fighter. Hopefully he won't team up with our bassist to commit atrocious acts like our last fill-in guitarist did. Take a listen to the dude's chops here or below." More...
Texas act Militia has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Due to very difficult geographical challenges that have caused Militia to be inactive for far too long, we are now looking for a drummer in the Austin area.
"We are ready to start doing shows in the near future. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for Militia please message us on this page. And spread the word!
"Phil Achee is an original member of Militia and is our brother. We totally wanted to keep the original line-up together. We respect and honor his decision to remain in Alabama with his daughter. We wish him the very best."
For more info on Militia, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Wide Eyes has posted a new studio video update online chronicling the band's time working on an upcoming second album. Check out the clip available below. For more info on Wide Eyes, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.