Metal News for December 9, 2012
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin act The End Result has posted a new music video online for "Prophecies." Watch the clip below. The End Result also commented:
"We won't make you guys and gals wait any longer! Here is our 2nd music video for our song, 'Prophecies.' Big shout out to our friends in Fallen Phoenix Films for all of their hard work! Check them out!"
"Prophecies" is the title track off the album of the same name, and the full release is available for streaming at this location.
New York death metal veterans Suffocation have unveiled the track listing for their upcoming release, "Pinnacle of Bedlam." The album features 10 tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on the "Despise The Sun" EP. Founding member and former drummer Mike Smith also makes a special guest appearance on the re-recorded Breeding the Spawn track, “Beginning of Sorrow.”
1. Cycles of Suffering
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow
"Pinnacle of Bedlam" was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss, and cover artwork for was created by artist Raymond Swanland. "Pinnacle of Bedlam" will be released February 15th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. More...
French hardcore/death metal outfit The Brutal Deceiver has announced the release of debut full-length album "Go Die. One By One" coming next spring. The follow-up to the 2010 EP "Birth Of A Decline," the record will arrive courtesy of the band's new label home Useless Pride Records.
The Brutal Deceiver (which features two members of post-metal band As We Draw) recorded the ten tracks last summer with drummer Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle. The song "Ghosts' Whispers" can be heard below, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Go Die
2. Ghosts' Whispers
3. Disclosed Deception
4. I Am (my own) Apocalypse
5. Dismember Me
6. IIIII I
8. We Are Legion
10. Legacy More...
Dead Mountain Mouth, which describes itself as "blackened death-sludge progressive metal," is the solo project of Lundi Galilao from the French sludge-doom band A Very Old Ghost Behind The Farm. The project will release a new LP titled "Crystalline" tomorrow, December 10th, 2012. The full track listing is:
Romania's Diamonds Are Forever has released a new music video for "The Scar," which serves as the first preview for the next album release from the band.
The clip was directed by Dorin Marcu, produced by Rezise Media, and can be viewed below. To hear more from the band, you can also watch the previously posted "Face Me" music video right here.
Finnish act Nerve End has released a music video for "The Squid," which comes off the "Axis" EP and can be viewed below. You can also stream the full "Axis" EP at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Venom Willow
2. The Squid
3. Axis Of Rotation
Reno, NV blackened death metal band Blasphemous Creation's second album "Battle Of The Ancients" will be released via HeadXplode Records on December 27th, 2012. The album was recorded by Josh Williams at Metal Works Recording Studio in Folsom, CA. Album artwork was handled by Tony Koehl of Sketch The Soul Studios. The band also issued the following statement about the album:
"This second offering is a follow up to Blasphemous Creation's first full length album, Diabolical Kingdom, that was released on San Francisco label Apocrypha Records. Battle Of The Ancients is a concept album based on the ancient Sumerian gods the Anunnaki, who were actually flesh and blood extraterrestrials from a planet called Nibiru. It is a fictional story based on lead guitarist/vocalist Isaac Wilson's own beliefs in ancient astronaut theory, that ancient gods were actually aliens from other planets with superior technology and were able to travel through space. The album tells the story of great battles fought between the Anunnaki and a humanoid race called the Plejaren, who were genetically engineered by the Anunnaki to be used as slaves. After defeating them, the 'Gods' came to Earth and once again created human beings to serve them as slaves."
The video for the Song "The Final Battle" from the album was directed by Bernie Versailles of Agent Steel and can be seen below. More...
Bleed From Within has posted the first in a series of "The Uprising Diaries," covering the band's time recording new album "Uprising," which is due out March 25th, 2013 through Century Media.
Episode 1 covers drum recording for the "Uprising" album at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales, U.K. and can be viewed below. The band's previously posted music video for "It Lives In Me" is also available over at this location.
Dead Ocean has posted another song online from the "Depopulation" EP. Check out "Becoming Prosthetic, Becoming A Lie" in the player below, or listen to the previously posted "Guidestones" at this location. For more info on Dead Ocean, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Destiny, whose former vocalist Therese Hanserot passed away early this year, is currently celebrating the band's 30th anniversary by working on a new album titled "The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology."
The band has also now checked in with the following brief announcement about recruiting a new drummer: "Presenting the new drummer in Destiny, Roger Christiansson! Roger and Stefan have been friends for more than 25 years but this is actually the first time that they will play together."
A new digital single is expected out by the end of the month, and further details on the album will be announced as they are made available. More...
Decaying has posted the "Conditions Futile" track online, which is available in the YouTube player below. The band also commented:
"This is a new song which will appear on 'Metal On Metal IV: IVth Crusade' compilation early 2013, released by Metal Warning, along with a song entitled 'The Detachment'.
"This should be regarded as a bonus song and will not appear on our upcoming full-length 'The Last Days Of War,' which will be out in the spring 2013 via Hellthrasher Productions. It's also from different recording sessions entirely and therefore not related to our earlier studio video, for instance."
Matias Nastolin - Guitars, Vocals
Henri Hirvonen - Guitars
Sebastian Bergman - Bass
Benjam Lahdenpää - Drums More...
Back in 1982, a young musician from Sweden arrived in California with, as he recollects, 'a toothbrush and a guitar.' Mike Varney, who owned the guitar-hero independent label Shrapnel, had heard a demo of his and wanted to foster his talent. Believing Yngwie Malmsteeen to be the next big thing, Mike wasn't far off in his assertion. Of the multiple guitar prodigies he would have on his label, from David Chastain to Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie was the one who would become the larger-than-life superstar. But, the seeds of Yngwie's talent were sown years earlier, in a place far away.
Yngwie's mother Rigmor gave him a guitar on his fifth birthday. His family was the musical sort and his sister Ann Louise played the flute. Malmsteen's true calling came a couple of years later in 1970 when he was watching a TV special on the death of Jimi Hendrix. That guitar legend's playing connected with Yngwie in such a way that he knew that wielding an axe would become his life's destiny. From that day on, Yngwie Malmsteen the guitar shredder was born. More...