Metal News for December 8, 2014
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Hempadura's new album "Mercado da Morte" can be streamed in full via the YouTube player below. You can pick up your own copy at iTunes here and the track listing is as follows:
1. Antiaéreo (Intro)
2. Mercado Da Morte
3. Não senhor
4. Palanque De Mentiras
6. Cabra Cega
7. Zombie D.S
9. Mais denso que o ar
10. Tatu Do Errado
11. Retrato Falado More...
Melodic death metal band My Hidden Sin has a new video clip out now for the track "Starvation," which can be seen below. You can also pick up a digital copy of the single at the My Hidden Sin Bandcamp page here. The group consists of:
Vocals - Sylvain Favre
Bass - Maxime Hacquard
Drums - Infuscomus
Guitar Lead - Christophe Oliveira
Guitar - Jolan Normand
Instrumental death metal project Thoren has a self-titled release out, which can be heard in the player below. "Thoren" was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston, and the band consists of:
Anthony Lipari: Guitars and Composition
Joseph Paquette: Bass
Chris Burrows: Drum Programming
Guest solos by Charlie Shaughnessey and Bryan Baker appear on "Gwerlum" and "Cirith Ungol" respectively. The track listing is as follows:
1. Gaw Onnen 02:05
2. Gwerlum 05:15
3. Mugsh Burzum 04:08
4. Ungoliant 02:59
5. Cirith Ungol 03:58
6. Shelob 04:59 More...
San Diego-based solo black metal project Elegiac has a new demo album out now, which can be heard via the Bandcamp player below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Serenity 04:35
2. Isolation 04:03
3. Necrosun 03:15
4. Chaotic Bliss 05:02
U.K. metal outfit Death by Ki just released a music video for "Weight of the World" via Blank TV. The clip was directed by Carl Shanahan and can be seen below.
California's Requiem recently filmed an acoustic version of the track “Sticks and Stones and Her Lovely Bones” at Indigital Studios in Santa Cruz, CA. Check out the clip below.
Schecter-sponsored guitarist and vocalist Jacklyn Paulette states, “This song was definitely interesting to play on acoustic guitars, but I think playing it this way really brought out the guitar melodies that tend to get a little buried when everything is in full blast.”
“A large portion of this song was actually written on the acoustic guitar, and it was later dissected and translated to the electric form you hear on the album,” adds guitarist Ryan Heggum.
Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present an exclusive 12" vinyl pressing of Spire's monolithic "Metamorph" mini-album. The label comments:
"Hailing from the fertile Australian black metal scene, Spire erects slow-churning towers of misery and decay, hauntingly clouded with cavernous drones and otherworldly tones, and intermittent explosions of gnarly, coruscating grimness. The band's 'Metamorph,' originally released on CD in 2011 by Art of Propaganda, introduced Spire to the international black metal scene; the fortunate few who discovered it prized the release as a true cult classic.
"Now, while Spire lurks in the shadows planning their next psychic assault, Iron Bonehead steps in to unleash this cosmic monstrosity on vinyl - a format fitting for the organic slime Metamorph oozes. Transformation and transcendence begins now..."
5. Mort More...
Swiss metal band Clawerfield is currently streaming the full "Engines Of Creation" release online, which can be heard below or picked up at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Nautilus 01:07
2. Emotion Zero 05:36
3. Halo 04:26
4. Drop RMX - Redemption (Drop RMX) 03:39
5. Engines of Creation 05:14
6. Symbiosis 05:57 More...
With Oakland-based Dimesland due to release debut full-length "Psychogenic Atrophy" tomorrow, Decibel Magazine now hurls the album's volatile next-to-last track towards the masses.
Check out "Bound In Stone" below. The full "Psychogenic Atrophy" album's track listing is as follows:
1. Are They Cannibals?
2. Dying Foretold
3. Institutional Gears
5. That Cold Moment
6. Malfunctioning Gears
7. Bound In Stone
8. Odd Feats Are Bid And Won More...
Static Tension Recordings is proud to announce its first release: "Original Demo Recordings" by Publicist UK - a new band featuring members of Revocation, Municipal Waste, Goes Cube, and Freshkills.
"Original Demo Recordings" (yes, that's actually its title) will be released as a limited edition 7" on February 17th, 2015. Check out the song "Slow Dancing To This Bitter Earth" below. More...
Five nutcases. A whole bunch of instruments. The Finnish countryside. All that adds up to Steve 'N' Seagulls. The band just signed to Spinefarm Records, which comments:
"This ragtag crew has been active since 2011, but they hit like a hammer in the summer of 2014, thanks to the popularity of their YouTube videos, which found them offering up S'N'S'ed versions of metal classics like Iron Maiden's 'The Trooper' and AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck.'
"The videos have earned praise and coverage from the elite of the metal world, with Guitar World, Revolver, Loudwire, Blabbermouth and Metal Sucks picking up on and writing about their efforts. 'Nuff said.
"Now you have the chance to see and hear Steve 'N' Seagullsfor yourself, as the band has signed to Spinefarm. Banjo keeps a rollin' and accordion keeps on burnin'. Your quality of life will probably be greatly improved once you mindmeld with this musical experience. Hold on to your hats and skirts, kids!"
Steve 'N' Seagulls is: Pukki Kaalinen on double bass and vocals; Wild Till Hiltunen on accordion, mandolin and Casio; Herman de German on banjo, guitar and vocals; Remmel on vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin; and Puikkonen on drums and vocals. More...
Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside have teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live stream their concert tonight (December 8th) from Grand Rapids, MI. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen.
Fans can tune in tonight at 8:55pm ET over here to catch the show. Remaining dates on the tour are as follows:
12/8 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
12/9 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
12/11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
12/12 New York, NY Webster Hall
12/13 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
12/15 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
12/16 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
12/18 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
The pioneers of Sumerian thrashing black metal from Melechesh have revealed the cover art for the band's upcoming studio album, "Enki," which can be seen below. Commented mainman, singer and guitarist Ashmedi:
"For the artwork we collaborated again with John Coulthart, who has done our previous two album covers. The art reflects the dynamics of the album and the world of Melechesh: order and chaos. It amalgamates several spiritual, cultural and mythological concepts from the Near/Middle East and our lyrical aspects. Again it was based in the golden ratio which for the purpose of this album seemed suitable. The pillars featured here are a continuation from the previous album and lead to a path of knowledge. John always manages to capture the essence of Melechesh."
Furthermore, due to unforeseen productional issues, the release of "Enki" had to be pushed to February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK) and March 10th (US).
The follow-up to 2010's "The Epigenesis" marks the band's sixth full-length album and will feature iconic guests Max Cavalera and Rob Caggiano/ The album was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos, while Jonas Kjellgren took care of the mix and mastering in his Black Lounge Studios in Sweden. The track listing is as follows:
01. Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged
02. The Pendulum Speaks
03. Lost Tribes
04. Multiple Truths
05. Enki - Divine Nature Awoken
06. Metatron And Man
07. The Palm The Eye And Lapis Lazuli
08. Doorways To Irkala
09. The Outsiders More...
Torche is gearing up to release new album "Restarter" through Relapse Records next year on February 24th in North America and February 23rd in Europe.
Pre-orders are available for "Restarter" over at this location, and the new track "Minions" is also available for streaming in the player below.
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida's Metropolitan Park on April 25th & 26th.
The Bay Area thrash pioneers in Exodus are along for the ride this year, joining a stacked rock line-up including Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Queensrÿche, Live, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Motionless In White, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Periphery, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Exodus, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Beartooth, Islander, ’68, Stars In Stereo, Red Sun Rising, From Ashes To New, Sons Of Texas, World Gone, with more to be announced. More...
Outrun The Sunlight's new album "Terrapin" is due out December 16th and each day this week a new track will be posted online. Today you can hear "Laughing With Such Abandon" in the player below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Laughing With Such Abandon
2. Where Every Word Spoken, Speaks
3. And Every Glance Given Has Only One Meaning
5. Stars in the Ocean
6. The Pace of Glaciers
9. Achievement More...
Metal Hammer has premiered the latest single from French quintet Cowards, taken off the impending sophomore LP, "Rise To Infamy." Check out "Beyond My Hands" in the player below.
"Rise To Infamy" nears release with Throatruiner Records & RVINS Records producing the 12" LP version and Deadlight Entertainment handling the digipak CD, with the physical formats set for release on February 9th, and a digital release of the album set to be unleashed just weeks prior.
Tear Out The Heart just released a new music video for "Feel Real," which can be seen in the player below and was directed by Eric Richter.
"Feel Real" is taken off the band's upcoming album "Dead, Everywhere" available on January 27th through Victory Records. Pre-orders are available over at this location.
Richmond, VA's death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse will have the upcoming December 19th New York City headline show at Saint Vitus Bar streamed on Gander TV. The stream will start when the group hits the stage at 11pm EST and will be available right here.
The New Noise Magazine cover stars are touring in support of new album, "From Wisdom to Baked," and headlining Los Angeles tonight at The Echo.
Check out our review of the recent Austin stop of the trek at this location. Remaining dates on the Metalunderground.com sponsored tour are as follows:
12/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (all ages)
12/9 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
12/10 Oakland, CA @ The Metro (All ages)
12/11 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
12/12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar (early show)
12/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock (early show)
12/14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
12/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
12/17 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
12/18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
12/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
12/20 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry More...
The Los Angeles sludgecore malefactors from Colombian Necktie are readying to close out the year with a brutal trio of live infiltrations next weekend.
Set to commence on Friday, the band will raze Tucson, Twenty Nine Palms and Los Angeles performing material off the smoldering "Twilight Upon Us" full-length self-released earlier this year.
Relays the Colombian Necktie collective: "Before we recorded Twilight Upon Us, we live demoed the entire record at Stag Studio in North Hollywood. These songs really came to life in the live setting so we're stoked to get on the road and do it for real."
2015 onstage actions are currently in the plotting stages. For now catch the band live on these dates:
12/12/2014 The District Tavern - Tucson, AZ
12/13/2014 American Art - Twenty Nine Palms, CA
12/14/2014 All Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA More...
After parting ways with vocalist Marc Grewe, Morgoth has now checked in with the following update about recording a new album:
"Morgoth has wrapped up the recordings for the 'Ungod' album and is mixing the results in the coming weeks!
"The vocals on the album as well as on upcoming gigs will be handled by Karsten 'Jagger' Jäger, who you might already know from the long-running band Disbelief.
"Here is a (rough mix) teaser of new Morgoth music straight from the studio featuring Jagger on vocals for you to check out. 'Ungod' will be released by the end of March 2015 via Century Media Records." More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival 2014 have released footage online of Norwegian black metal maestros Emperor performing "The Majesty Of The Nightsky" from the band's recent "In The Nightside Eclipse" reunion shows. Check it out below.
In related news, Emperor front man Ihsahn is currently working on a new solo album. Read his latest statement about the upcoming work at this location.
Norwegian outfit Cleaver just released new EP "The Sickest Tales" through Necrostable Records, which follows debut album "When There's No More Room In Hell..."
After having played festivals like Inferno Metal Fest and Trondheim Metal Fest, the band felt the need to revisit its dark past and let three black diamonds see the light of day. The track listing is as follows:
6. Dead Men Tell The Sickest Tales
6. I Walk The Path of Revenge More...
Witherscape's "The New Tomorrow" EP is due out via Century Media Records on December 9th, 2014. The title track can be heard below.
Succeeding last year's debut album "The Inheritance" (which saw the band earn the "best newcomer" award in our year-end voting), the new EP marks a conceptual and musical bridge between the thick concept of the debut and an upcoming sophomore album, expected for a late 2015 release. The EP's track listing is:
1. The New Tomorrow (4:42)
2. Defenders Of Creation (4:27)
3. A World Without Heroes (2:36)
4. Out In The Cold (6:35)
5. Dead For Another Day (4:40)
"The New Tomorrow" contains 5 unreleased songs: A brand new (title) track, 3 cover songs ("Defenders Of Creation" by Warrior, "A World Without Heroes" by Kiss and "Out In The Cold" by Judas Priest) and "Dead For Another Day" (an extension of the debut album's "Dead For A Day" single). More...
Australian outfit StarGazer (not to be confused with Pennsylvania band of the same name or Finnish band Stargazery) is releasing new album "A Merging to the Boundless" via Nuclear War Now! Productions. The label comments:
"Although the members of StarGazer are among the most active musicians in the Australian underground metal scene, they only infrequently release music under the StarGazer banner. Because of the band’s meticulous approach to every aspect of the music, when they do finally put out new material, there is little doubt as to the degree of quality one can expect. For these reasons, the announcement earlier this year that a new StarGazer album was on the horizon has generated a massive amount of anticipation, and with the release of A Merging to the Boundless, expectations will not only be met, but exceeded. More...
Footage of drummer Mike Hannay from Vancouver's Anciients perfroming the track "Faith and Oath" has surfaced online and can be seen below.
The footage was taken during a show as part of CBC Radio's "The Toque Sessions" - a series of Mid-winter concerts at the CBC studios in downtown Vancouver. All shows as part of the Toque Sessions are free, and showcase music from national talent in the genres of rock, blues, country, classical, electronic and more.
Anciients recently finished the tour cycle for debut album, "Heart of Oak," and is deep in the process of writing material for a new album. The as-yet untitled album will be released in late 2015 by Season of Mist.
Finnish melodic metal act Stargazery, featuring Burning Point members Jukka Jokikokko (bass), Pete Ahonen (guitars) and Jussi Ontero (drums), detailed the upcoming sophomore release "Stars Aligned." The album was originally targeted for Spring of 2014, but now will see a worldwide release on January 23, 2015 via Pure Legend Records (a division of Pure Steel).
The previously released single for album opener "Voodoo" can be heard streaming below. The track listing for the album is:
2. Angel Of The Dawn
3. Missed The Train To Paradise
6. Academy Of Love
7. Painted Into A Corner
8. Dim The Halo
9. Bring Me The Night
11. Warrior's Inn
12. Dark Lady
13. Tumma Nainen (Special Bonus Track) More...
The death metal alchemists from Execration are streaming the entirety of their forthcoming "Morbid Dimensions" album - set for North American release on December 9th via Hells Headbangers (Duplicate Records will be handling the European release). Check it out through the Bandcamp player below. Hells Headbangers comments:
"In many ways, Execration's third album is an album of contrasts: death metal in its purest state, but with a view toward experimentation; doomy and atmospheric at will, but with a forward propulsion that's palpitating; a well-grounded set of old-school influences, particularly homeland heroes Cadaver, but without the slightest whiff of 'retro' pandering. All told, Morbid Dimensions is the sound of a still young 'n' hungry band carving out their own niche, and with absolute cunning and confidence."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Cosmic Mausoleum
2. Ritual Hypnosis
4. Morbid Dimensions
5. Tribulation Shackles
7. Ancient Tongue
8. Miasmal Sabbath
9. Funeral Procession More...
As a teaser for their imminent debut album for Svart Records, the heavy death merchants from Heavydeath premiere the new clip "Ascending." Check it below, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.
If you couldn't tell from the name, Heavydeath was formed with the purpose of creating and playing some kind of “heavy death” music. The music is recorded as a trio. No frills: just guitar, bass, drums, and some vocals on top/inside of it. To date, Heaydeath have recorded four demos, alternately released on cassette and digital formats.
Slated for early 2015 release via Svart, the debut album of Heavydeath was recorded under rather simple conditions in the summer of 2014: simply a drum-kit, a bass, and a guitar and with no overdubs.
As the band state, "We have, just like the previous demo recordings, tried to keep the material straight and 'primitive' in the same Heavydeath style. We enjoy creating small details like morbid dis-harmonies and melodies in the riffs, but we have also tried to make it sound a little different than previous recordings. It would be boring if the album sounds exactly like the demo recordings. One thing is, for sure, it sounds heavy as death."
Title, full track listing, and release date for Heavydeath's imminent debut album for Svart are to be announced shortly. More...
Swedish death metal band Demonical has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. The label had this to say:
"Spawned in March 2006 by members of Centinex, the band preserves the flame of sheer, traditional death metal with a suitable dose of melodiousness and a damaging portion of unbound darkness and utter brutality. With four full-length albums having climbed high at reader-polls in several magazines, international tours and festival exclusives, Demonical will strike again in 2015."
Founder and bassist Martin Schulman commented: "We are genuinely thrilled to announce that Demonical have signed a new worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. I have already experienced the pleasure working with Agonia as they released the latest album from Centinex, so when the label approached me about signing Demonical as well it didn’t take me long to make my decision. I’m confident that Agonia’s potential, dedication and strong business knowledge will push Demonical into new heights and be a solid step forward for us on the path to utter death metal darkness."
He further added: "I would hereby also like to thank the entire Cyclone Empire crew for all the past years and for bringing us where we are today. Your support will not be forgotten."
The band's latest album, "Darkness Unbound," was released in 2013 on Cyclone Empire in Europe and Metal Blade Records in North America.
Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders is set to release the new studio album via Nuclear Blast, “The Killer Instinct”, on February 23, 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour with Europe.
In October 2014, the band gathered in Nashville, TN and entered the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. “The Killer Instinct” will be released in different formats: CD, Limited 2 CDs Digibook, Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl and Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (available for mail orders only) and the band are pleased to release the album artwork (shown below).
Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick talks about the new artwork: "It’s a bit of a continuation from ‘All Hell Breaks Loose,’ people will see link, it’s very Rock N Roll. It’s going to look cool."
The band also announce the full track listings for the various album formats below:
1. The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3. Finest Hour
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar More...
Finland's Nightwish announced that the first single from the forthcoming new album (as of yet untitled) will be entitled "Élan." The single will be released on February 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records and will be available as a maxi single on CD and vinyl formats. The song is the first original track to be released with ReVamp vocalist Floor Jansen.
The announcement reads:
"'Oh, while I live to be the ruler of life, Not a slave
To meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.'
"- Walt Whitman
"Songwriter/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen commented: 'This beautiful quote from my hero Uncle Walt was the starting point for writing 'Élan'. The underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It´s important to surrender yourself to the occasional 'free fall' and not to fear the path less travelled by. 'Élan' is a wonderful teaser for the full-length album, giving out a little taste, but revealing very little of the actual Journey of Grandeur to come…'"
The track list for the single is:
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
3. Élan (alternate version)
4. Sagan (non-album bonus track)
1. Élan (album version)
2. Élan (radio edit)
1. Élan (alternate version)
2. Sagan (non-album bonus track) More...
German psychedelic metal act Black Space Riders released a new music video for the track "Stare at the Water." The song appears on the latest release "D:REI."
Check out the video here:
German "hand hammered piano" metal act In Legend released a new music video for the track "King of Apathy." The song will appear on the upcoming new release "Stones at Goliath," which is set for release on January 9, 2015. The band is currently finishing the album and launched a pre-order crowd funding campaign through Pledge Music, which you can check out and contribute over at this location).
The video for "King of Apathy" was directed by Daniel Wild and can be seen here:
Drum-cam footage of Morbid Angel's Tim Yeung performing the song "Blood On My Hands" with his bandmates on November 23 at MegaClub in Katowice, Poland can be seen below.
Now based in Los Angeles, Yeung has performed and worked with such national acts as All That Remains, Nile, Vital Remeians and Decrepit Birth. His straddling of the extreme and mainstream is perhaps best reflected in his work with his band Divine Heresy, whose music features elements of extreme death metal as well as more mainstream genres.