Metal News for February 16, 2013
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15 news articles posted on this day.
FDA Rekotz has announced the signing of East-Frisian zombielovers Slaughterday. The band has signed on with FDA Rekotz for two releases, the first of which will come on March 1st with the publication of its four track demo "Cosmic Horror." The demo EP will be issued as a limited-edition cassette, with only 166 hand-numbered copies being made. The release will also be available as a digital download at Itunes, Amazon, and other digital music retailers. Check out the track "Cult of the Dreaming Dead" from "Cosmic Horror" below.
Portland, OR rockers Ape Machine will be unleashing a new one. The band's third album, "Mangled by the Machine," is set for worldwide release on Ripple Music in the coming months as the band takes off to plow over the masses on a full-scale European Tour, including appearances in all the major heavy rock festivals.
Ape Machine commented yesterday upon the new alliance; "We are very excited to be a part of the Ripple family and to work with one of the most genuine heavy rock labels in the world! It's clear that these guys don't compromise in terms of putting out creative music and are true believers of heavy rock. The variety of bands and the sheer quality of music they've released speaks for itself. We're very honored that our music earned its place among their ranks!"
Below is the cover art for "Mangled by the Machine," with studio footage of the band streaming over at this location.
Sweden's Inevitable End has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:
"Remember we said earlier that we had some stuff to reveal for you all? Well, we are going to start doing that now...
"A couple of months ago Ylen decided it was time for him to leave the band due to a lack of time. He has put a lot of effort into this band through the years and has almost been the sole driver wherever we would go. So it felt very weird after the last show that we did before Christmas, that he would no longer be apart of this band.
"We wish him all the best, we are still good friends and we still have a lot of beers and bad jokes to share with him.
"However, we got a prospect for the succession already, but we will reveal more about him tomorrow. So come back tomorrow if you are curious!" More...
The organizers of the Prog Power festival have issued the following announcement about a South American edition:
"We're pleased to announce a new member to the family, Progpower Southamerica! The first South American edition will put together 16 bands spread out over two days, hosting special feature artists from South America and Chile; this should set it apart from his brothers in the northern hemisphere and give it a personality of his own. Of course, there will be bands from Europe and USA as well.
"The festival will take place within the Caupolican Theatre in Santiago on August 17 - 18, 2013. It's important however to make clear that the organization, booking and overall logistics of Progpower Southamerica is independent from the other festivals. Both Glenn Harveston (ProgPower USA) and René Janssen (Progpower Europe) have given the green light to the event and the authorization to utilize the name, but are in no way directly involved in the South American edition of the festival. As of today, the bands confirmed for the festival are as follows:
"This is just beginning! Many more names will join and there are a few surprises along the way. Stay tuned to new confirmations!"
Magoa has posted the bonus track "Let's Die (On Saturday Night)" online, which is included with the band's "Animal" EP. The song features a guest spot from Shawter of Dagoba and can be heard below.
Greek act Thy Darkened Shade is currently working on the follow-up album to "Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs." The band has now checked in with the following recording update:
"Drum recordings for our second full-length album completed at Woodshed Studios by H. We are more than proud with the results and we would like to thanks both H. and V. for their great cooperation!
"We will continue to work hard on the second album and we will keep you informed. The nexions are wide open for chaos to flow."
You can also check out the band's music and keep up with the recording process over at Facebook here.
Divine Chaos has posted a new song online titled "Last Confession." Give the track a listen through the player below. To hear more from Divine Chaos, navigate to the band's Facebook profile here.
Irish thrash act Atominated has posted the band's entire "World Without Flesh" EP online for streaming. Check out the songs through the YouTube player below, or find more info on the band over at Facebook. The track listing is as follows:
2. My New Face
4. Hook Torn Flesh
Amorphis will be celebrating the release of new album "Circle" with a special record release show at The Circus in Helsinki on the 25th of April. At this show, Amorphis will be performing "Circle" in its entirety. Ticket sales are available right here.
Prior to this show, Amorphis will also play two gigs abroad:
02.03. House of Metal, Umeå (SE)
19.04. Reading 3, Tel Aviv (IL)
The Fifth Alliance has revealed "Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin" will be out on the 5th of April on Demons Run Amok Entertainment. You can check out the title track in the player below. The following press release was also issued about hte band:
"The Fifth Alliance was conceived in the underground of Breda, The Netherlands late 2006. The newly formed band took inspiration from chaotic hardcore bands like Coalesce, Botch, Converge combined with heavy acts like Isis, Disembodied, Cult Of Luna, Poison The Well, which resulted in the band self-released EP, ‘Fear Consumption’, in 2007.
"Their follow-up EP ‘Reflections On Consciousness’ saw the light of day through Crossfirecult Records in 2009, packed with dissonant riffs, rhythmic twists and heavy grooves. Playing numerous shows strengthened the band as a solid, tight playing force to be reckoned with.
"By Summer 2012, the band started recording their first full length album ‘Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin’. Their new album, which will be released on German label Demons Run Amok (home of hard hitting bands like Hierophant, Trapped Under Ice, All For Nothing, New Morality) delivers massive, sludge and doom infested hardcore merged into seven epic tracks, ranging from slow, gut wrenching riffing, claustrophobic screaming by vocalist Silvia, to hectic, lightning fast blasts. ‘Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin’ deals with isolation, loss, self-destructive nature of man, organized religion and blind consumption." More...
"Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves" is the first of three volumes to begin Von’s "Dark Gods" trilogy, set for digital release March 22nd, 2013 via Von Records. The path begins with two advance album streams in the form of "Ancient Flesh of The Dark Gods” (featuring Coffinworm) and "MONSTER!" available for your audio devourment below. The following press release was also issued:
"Summon The Darkness...Dark Gods will rise! In the cold path of darkness, among the dread and pain deep within us, it is the will of the dark ones to enslave us. Dark Gods manifest around us, besides us, inside us. Seven Billion Slaves delves deeper into the cold and dark minds of Von. Von's creator and mastermind Venien has tapped into his inner psyche and has willingly summoned many dark tales and ruthless hymns for the world’s seven billion slaves."
To preorder "Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves," point your browser right here. Additionally, preorders for Von's latest work of sonic indecency will receive a free download code to an advance demo release by Von mastermind Venien. Titled "Tribal Blood: Ritual Manifestation," the demo includes “Black Coming of VENIEN,” “REVOLT!,” “God is Dead” and “Inssside Wittthhh Usss” plus four extra bonus tracks.
The track listing for "Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves" is as follows:
1. They Have Come
2. Ancient Flesh Of The Dark Gods (Featuring Coffinworm)
3. Hands Of Black Death
4. Dark Gods
9. Black Eyes More...
A new traveling festival in the U.K. is currently being organized titled "Headbanger's Balls," which is slated to hit 10 venues and will offer up proceeds to cancer research charity.
A teaser trailer can be found below, and additional info can be found at the Headbangers Balls website. Venues and bands are TBA.
This week Year of the Goat has set loose a brand new video for the track “Spirits Of Fire,” showcasing the band's hooks and melodies, depicted in a psychedelic 70s occult horror theme. Check out the video below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Blazing with over fifty minutes of supreme, metallic occult rock, 'Angels’ Necropolis,' the infernal debut album from Year of the Goat, has been claiming mass praise from heavy metal fans and critics alike, elevating this new act in the ranks of the scene quickly.
"A brilliantly infectious album highlighting classic metal/occult rock harmonies Östergötland/Norrköping, Sweden-based quintet seemingly permeate the air around them with, rather than 'perform' or 'execute,' the atmospheric permeation of the eight rituals which comprise their Angel’s Necropolis offering form the proper conditions to transport the listener to another plane of existence; a meditative state in tribute to Lucifer and his legions.
"The album was released on CD, LP and digitally worldwide via Ván Records, also liable for bringing The Devil’s Blood, The Ruins Of Beverast, Nagelfar and others into the cult spotlight over the last decade." More...
U.K. band Mask of Judas has released a new music video for the song "Axis," which is the title track off the upcoming mini-album of the same name. Check out the clip below. "Axis" will see official release on April 29th, 2013.
Missoula, Montana based extreme metal act Walking Corpse Syndrome has released the track listing for the band's upcoming third album, "Alive in Desolation." Walking Corpse Syndrome has confirmed that the CD will be released on March 29th, 2013.
2. The Individualist (check out the lyric video below)
3. Walking Sacrifice
4. Pushing the Grey
8. Inhumanity More...