Metal News for February 1, 2014
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Ahead of its official release via Cold Raw Records, Onethium is now streaming the entire "Foreshadowing Oblivion" album online via Bandcamp. Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Shemhamforash 05:41
2. Wrath Of Nokturhn 04:27
3. Autopsy Of An Innocent 05:04
4. Suicide 04:42
5. Necromancy 02:13
6. The Turning 01:50
7. Bloodlust 03:08
8. All Is Black 04:08
9. Rain Of Terror 05:18
10. Perish The Thought 12:18
11. Blissful Undeath 03:53 More...
Malakyte has released a music video for second single "Media Suicide," taken from the band's debut album "Human Resonance."
The video clip was filmed and produced by Adrian Pagano of Infected Monkey Film Productions and can be seen below.
Goathorned Productions will release the "Blasphemer" from Swedish black metal band Neglektum this coming February 25th, 2014. Pre-orders are now available at this location, and a teaser trailer for the album can be heard below.
Deadlock is currently in the studio working on new material, which will follow the 2013 album "The Arsonist." The band has now checked in with the following brief recording update:
"Yesterday's recording night shift was a blast...and Sabine is up to come. Feels great to hit the buttons again....and again."
Sabine Scherer - Vocals
John Gahlert - Vocals
Tobias Graf - Drums
Ferdinand Rewicki - Guitar
Sebastian Reichl - Guitar
Asking Alexandria has posted a tour trailer online, available below, and the band also comments:
"North America! Are you ready? We're coming for you with August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire and Born of Osiris Check out the tour video and get tickets at this location."
Dates are as follows: More...
Malevolent Creation recently finished recording a new album, and has reunited with original bass player Jay Black for live shows. The band has unfortunately had to cancel the previously scheduled appearance today in Chicago, stating:
"Due to weather, which led to cancelled flights, we are regretfully not able to make tonight's show in Chicago. We are working with the promoter to reschedule for some time AFTER winter. We apologize and hope to have a new date scheduled soon."
Further details on the forthcoming album will be along shortly. For more info on upcoming live activity from Malevolent Creation, head over to Facebook here.
Delain proudly announces the first guest vocalist for upcoming album "The Human Contradiction" will be Alissa White-Gluz. The band comments:
"We are really excited about Alissa’s addition to our new record! Alissa needs no introduction: we love her great, versatile and powerful vocal style and after spending time on the road with Alissa on our tour with Kamelot last fall, we simply needed her awesomeness Both Alissa’s clean vocals and signature screams are featured on the record’s finale 'The Tragedy Of The Commons.' We can’t wait to share the song with you!"
Alissa states: "After a couple days of touring with Delain, I HAD to go buy a CD or two. This band blew me away with their intelligent songs, energetic yet extremely precise live show and overall charisma. Sure enough, after buying an album at their merch table and listening to it on repeat while working out, my suspicions were confirmed: DELAIN IS AN AWESOME BAND! I'm very flattered and honored to participate in their upcoming album. I see Delain going very far, I wish them nothing but success and I'm glad to contribute my share!”
The album is set for release on April 8th, 2014 via Napalm Records. More...
As A389 Recordings prepares for the official remastered reissue of "The Buzz Or Howl Sessions" -- the out-of-print 2009 released recordings from Portland, Oregon's The Bellicose Minds -- today the record hits online airwaves.
Sink into the melodic infectiousness of "The Buzz Or Howl Sessions" below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"The Bellicose Minds likes to keep the music dark, and sinister, always throwing cynical thought to the foreground, flowing with a dark, early-'80s Gothic rock edge. Having exposed the rock underworld to an array of independent releases since their incarnation in 2008, The Buzz Or Howl Sessions is considered to be some of Bellicose Minds' core, seminal material by their devout, underworld fanbase.
"Self-citing influences from The Chameleons, The Sound, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Danse Society, and of course the rain the Northwest continually brings, the energy and purposefully dated tone of the album bears familial roots to TSOL, Agent Orange and some of the darker West Coast punk/hardcore acts of the mid-late '80s, and finds them on a regenerative plateau with contemporary acts like Beastmilk and Alaric.
"Initially self-released only as a five hundred-copy run on dubbed cassettes, A389 Recordings will officially re-release the long out-of-print The Buzz Or Howl Sessions for the first time ever on vinyl on February 7th, in both black and clear color schemes. The initial masters of the record have been completely remastered at Audiosiege, and the artwork and layout feature a full redesign.
"The Bellicose Minds has a plethora of new material written and a next full-length -- the follow-up to 2013's The Spine LP -- is in the works and will see release through A389 later in 2014. Having toured and performed at key underground punk festivals in North America in the past, new live actions for the band will be choreographed with the release of their new album. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months." More...
Milwaukee's morose hardcore/punk outfit Enabler and Philly's activism-driven hardcore d-beaters Cop Problem have both been added to the opening night of this year's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, with a regional run of live dates being locked down flanking the gathering.
Just in time for the Spring thaw, these two infectious and aggravated acts will tackle a run of East Coast tour dates together surrounding their sets kicking off NEMHF 2014 on Thursday, April 17th, where Enabler and Cop Problem will join that day's lineup already including All That Remains, Bleeding Through, Broken Hope, Emmure, Fallujah, Gideon, Kublai Khan, Obey The Brave, Rivers of Nihil and Years Since The Storm, with more still to be announced.
The full routing will be announced in the coming days, joined by an even more extensive tour itinerary for Enabler.
While the the two bands have randomly shared the stage previously, this upcoming tour is the first official excursion Enabler and Cop Problem will embark on together, as the band's ties have been further tightened under the banner of Earsplit's new label sect, The Compound. The emancipation of Enabler's "Flies" EP on Samhain 2013 marked the introductory title from The Compound, and now one of the label's next releases will be the 7" vinyl version of Cop Problem's "Buried Beneath White Noise" EP in March.
After streaming the song "Conversion (of The Skeptic)" online, U.S. metal outfit Stabbingback has now released another new track.
Listen to the band's latest single release "New Disease" through the SoundCloud player below, or find more info at the Stabbingback Facebook profile.
Warpstone has launched a crowd funding campaign to finance the physical release of a new album. The campaign can be found right here, and Warpstone comments:
"We recorded, mixed and mastered this album by ourselves, and it was a great pleasure! This crowdfunding campaign's only purpose to assure a strictly limited physical edition, for the last lovers of good old CD's!
"The album aims to be a tribute to the 90's Metal scene in its entirety, a time where risk-taking and avant-gardism frightened nobody. This new record is strongly colored with a Scandinavian black metal touch like ULVER ( old ) / MÖRK GRYNING and by progressive death metal like CYNIC or DEATH." More...
Croatian death metal band Mesmera has released a video clip for the track "Weight of a Sacrifice," a single created for the movie "Harbinger Down." Give the song a listen below, and more info on the "Harbinger Down" movie can be seen at IMDB here.
Finnish outfit Dreadful has released a live music video for "I Am the One," which was edited by Joni Ruotsalainen and can be seen below. Dreadful is:
Ville Rautiainen - Vocals
Henri Rauhala - Guitar
Jaakko Laitila - Guitar
Petri Vauhkonen - Bass
Jimi Kinnunen - Drums
Jesse Jokinen - Keyboard
Russian death metal band Tacit Fury has released a new music video for the track "Lacerated, Strangled, Impaled." Check out the video clip below, or find more info on the band at Facebook here.
Alen Brentini's new album "Soul'd Out" is now available, and today you can see a teaser trailer for the release. Check it out below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. Losing You
2. Make You Happy
3. Ride Your Dreams
4. Reach for the Stars
5. Voice like an Angel
6. Someone's Love
7. Get Up, Stand Up
8. Moment of My Life
9. I'll Be Waiting
10.Wishing Well (cover)
11.Going Down More...
Industrial black metal outfit Elitaria has released the "Widescreen Satanas" album online, which can now be heard in the player below or bought in digital format at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Intro 02:25
2. Widescreen Satanas part I - Hail To The Emperor 06:05
3. Widescreen Satanas part II - Horobi No Shito 06:22
4. Ragnaroek Propaganda - The End Of Things To Come 04:57
5. Dawn Of Mecha - Rise The Age Of Machine 05:00
6. Mithocondrion - Black Soul Rising part. II 04:39
7. Outro 02:19 More...
The Wasted has released a single online for streaming titled "Dead New World," which can be heard in the player below. The Wasted is:
Neto Silver - Vocals
Rafael Oliveira - Guitars
Lina Kruze - Guitars
Rafael Saraiva - Bass
Rodrigo Mariano - Drums