Metal News for February 22, 2013
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Trail of Tears is set to release new album "Oscillation" this coming April 26th, 2013. The title track is now available for streaming through the player below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. Waves of Existence
2. Scream Out Loud
3. Crimson Leads on the Trail of Tears
5. Path of Destruction
6. Vultures Guard My Shadow
7. The Dawning
8. Room 306
9. Our Grave Philosophy
10. Lost in Life
11. Eradicate More...
Stockton, CA's tech/melodic death metal merchants, Symbolik, have put together a brief video teaser clip featuring some new pre-production material from their forthcoming as-yet-untitled debut full length album.
The album is tentatively slated for a late Summer 2013 release and you can check out the teaser clip below. The band spent the last few months of 2012 finishing up the writing and pre-production process for the new album, with recording to officially being later this Spring.
Bassist Adam Duce, a founding member of Machine Head along with singer/guitarist Robb Flynn, has left the band. Machine Head has issued a statement, which reads:
"Machine Head and bassist Adam Duce have parted ways. The split is amicable, and Machine Head would like to wish Adam the best with his current and future endeavors.
"The band will continue on for the time being as a three-piece and have begun the writing process for their follow-up to 2011's Unto The Locust. A late 2013 release is projected."
Follow Machine Head's latest activity and find info on upcoming live shows at the band's Facebook profile here.
Lion Music is proud to announce the addition of Anton Johansson’s Galahad Suite to the label’s roster for the release of the epic “Galahad Suite." The album will be released on May 11th, 2013 and a teaser trailer can be found below. Lion Music also comments:
"With a sound that runs across progressive rock/metal, melodic and hard rock grounds with equal measure, Anton Johansson’s Galahad Suite is the result of an idea that has been in the head of former Mister Kite member Anton Johansson for almost 30 years and features an array of talented musicians including Linus Abrahamson (guitar and bass), Carl Lindquist (vocals), Mats Bergentz (Drums), Sebastian Berglund (Keyboards), Anna Forsvall Lundmark (Cello) and backing vocal by Evelina Andersson, Ellen Abrahamson and Mikael Cederhag.
"The album also boasts notable guest performances by guitarists Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen, Freak Guitar), Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Allen/Lande, Starbreaker), Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain), Dennis Post (Star*Rats) and Magnus Kristensson (Mister Kite, Planet); along with keyboards by Lalle Larsson (Karmakanic, Agents of Mercy, Electrocution 250) and additional vocals by Alf Wemmenlind (Mister Kite, Fifty Grand Suicide).
"Project mastermind Anton Johansson, born 1960, started playing piano when he was nine years old, guitar at 12 and bass at the age15. Like everybody else he nursed the dream of becoming a rock star and played in lots of local bands. In the mid 90’s he founded Lion Music act Mister Kite with whom who he recorded and toured with supporting acts like Bruce Dickinson, Dio and SAGA. In 2007 he joined forces with Linus Abrahamson (Andromeda, The Codex) to finish the long-time coming project The Galahad Suite." More...
Tourniquet has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an instrumental version of the band's latest album:
"On March 1st, 2013, we are able to do something that fans have been requesting on virtually all the Tourniquet albums. For lack of a better term, due to the 'musical' nature of our tunes, people have often asked 'Can you also release this as an instrumental album?' With Antiseptic Bloodbath 'VOICELESS' – we are doing just that.
"The album has been remastered in New York specifically as an instrumental release and it sounds amazing. There are no vocals and no voices – it is 'voiceless.' What remains is the music, including all the awesome guitar solos.
"My songwriting, as many of you know, comes in part from a deep passion for classical music, so to release Antiseptic Bloodbath in its entirety as an instrumental piece seems quite natural. The song structures become more transparent and move further to the front – so you will notice and hear things you hadn’t before. Aaron’s two songs add a cool element to the album – recorded on guitars tuned higher in the key of E Flat instead of low C. More...
National Public Radio today unfurls a brand new track from Richmond, Virginia doomsmiths Inter Arma, with the opening track to the band’s Relapse debut "Sky Burial."
Let the more than ten-minute seismic upheaval of “The Survival Fires” tear your world apart via NPR right here. The following press release was also issued:
"'The Survival Fires' comes immediately alive with some of the most straightforward blackened blasting found on the multi-faceted album, yet overall reverberates with the pulsating, organic, earthmoving doom surge the band so expertly perpetuates.
"In hardly more than two weeks from now, Inter Arma will take the sonic destruction of the songs on Sky Burial out to the masses on an upcoming North American assault alongside Brooklyn savages Mutilation Rites.
"The three-week venture will take the bands through the Midwest and into Austin, Texas for several performances throughout 2013’s SXSW fiesta, just as Sky Burial will be hitting stores for its March 19th North American street date. The tour then breaks into the Southwest and includes a stop in Tijuana, Mexico before pummeling north, up the West Coast and back into the Midwest." More...
South American black metal horde Patria has launched a teaser for new album "Nihil Est Monastica," which can be viewed below.
The trailer was created by Swedish producer Håkan Sjodin, who previously worked for Marduk on the video for "Souls For Belial." The album is set to be released on March 13th, 2013 via cult French label Drakkar Productions in digipack, vinyl, and cassette formats.
Artwork for the album was undertaken by Costin Chioreanu, who has worked with bands such as Darkthrone, Ulver, Aura Noir, etc. The "Nihil Est Monastica" track listing is as follows:
1. Nihil Est Monastica
2. Conquering Death's Palace
3. Dark Cosmic Legend
5. Ravens Almighty
7. Sacro Vale Dos Encantos
8. Ascendant Of Darkness
9. Evoking The Ancient Spirits
10. Storm Before Eternity
11. The Silence Of The Thrones
12. Till Death
13. Black Vomit [Sarcófago Cover]
The band comments: "'Nihil Est Monastica' is an album going through a bit fresh musical conception if compared to our previous releases. There's no walls at all concerning our creativity on this record. We just decided to do what we had to do, naturally, without any worries about labels or rules. Something that would pleasure our own ears as real Black Metal fans, you know. We're also mixing different influences and elements. It also has a little better production, but even still keeping that necro and lowfi characteristics of the early Black Metal sound. The cover art was signed by the great artist Costin Chioreanu." More...
Thyrfing will be releasing the "De Ödeslösa" album on March 1st, 2013 via Noiseart Records. The band has now posted another song online from the release. Check out “Mot Helgrind” through the SoundCloud player below.
Swedish metalcore act Imminence has just released a new single titled "Wine & Water," featured on the upcoming EP "Return to Helios," the follow-up to the "Born of Sirius" EP.
Check out the video for "Wine & Water" below, directed by Eddie Berg. "Return to Helios" is due for release through digital outlets on March 17th, 2013. You can also watch the band's previous music video for "The Devourer" at this location.
London's Monuments has made a new video available for the song "Regenerate," taken from the group's debut album, "Gnosis." To watch the video, head over to Metal Hammer here or use the player below.
Matt Rose (vocals) comments about the clip: "This video was shot in our home town of London for the song 'Regenerate', turn it the f*%k up, and enjoy the groove." Monuments also has more tour dates with Born of Osiris and After the Burial, which can be found after the jump. More...
Joe Nurre of Seattle act Shaded Enmity has issued the following update about recording a new album:
"The recording of the new album 'Forsaken and Forgotten' is under way. Simon finished tracking all his drums yesterday at Fastback Studios in Seattle. He did an amazing job and we ended ahead of schedule.
"Joe will start tracking guitars in a week and everything else will follow after that. Pictures and videos from inside Fastback studios to come very soon! As always, we appreciate all of your support." More...
Austrian Death Machine has launched a new crowd funding campaign to record a third full-length album and follow-up to the "Double Brutal" album (reviewed here) and "Jingle All The Way" holiday single (reviewed here).
A video clip announcing the campaign can be found below, and you can help fund the record and a corresponding tour at this location.
Various perks are offered depending on how much you donate, including having Tim Lambesis be your personal trainer for a month, spending time in the studio with the band, and having your initials tattooed on Tim's rear end.
Plague Widow will be releasing a split 7" titled "This Black Earth" with Oblivionized. The artwork, created by Rotting Graphics, is available after the jump.
French experimental act Pryapisme has just unveiled a crazy video clip for the first extract off upcoming new album "Hyperblast Super Collider." Check out "Un druide est giboyeux lorsqu'il se prend pour un neutrino" in the player below.
"Hyperblast Super Collider" will be released on April 1st, 2013 through Apathia Records, and is described as a “soundtrack to the 8-bit Catpocalypse." Pre-orders are available right here. The track listing for "Hyperblast Super Collider" is as follows:
1. Un druide est giboyeux lorsqu'il se prend pour un neutrino
2. Boudin blanc et blanc boudin
3. Random Jean Vigo
4. La notion de chiralité de spin et d'oscillation de saveur des particules supersymetriques definissant un champs scalaire lors d'une transition de conifold en cosmologie branaire dans unmodele ekpyrotique
5. Lesbian bordello
6. J’ai envie de te claquer
7. Cochenille, membrane et volcanologie
9. Je suis venu, j’ai vu, j’ai sangouinu
10. La nuit sur le mont-chauvelu (Mussorgsky Cover) More...
Swedish groove metallers Deathember have released a new single featuring Daniel Ädel (Vildhjarta, Uneven Structure) on guest vocals. The new song titled ”The Deprivation” is the second single to be released from the bands upcoming debut album ”Going Postal.” Check out the lyric video below.
The artwork for ”Going Postal” was handled made by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, and the album features 11 songs, two of which feature guest appearances from Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Obituary, Iced Earth) and Daniel Ädel. Deathember comments on the guest appearances:
"It was a huge honor for us to have Ralph and Daniel on two separate songs on the album. Ralph is one of the greatest metal guitarists of all time and Daniel's band Vildhjarta is one of the most important bands today in modern metal." More...
Germany's Eskimo Callboy and Texas-based The Browning are teaming up for a European tour which kicks off tonight - Friday, February 22nd - in Stuttgart, Germany.
The "Get Drunk or Fuck Off" tour will see the bands playing sixteen shows in five countries, including a gig at London's O2 Academy Islington on Monday night. Also appearing on the tour are Close To Home and Intohimo. Eskimo Callboy recently commented:
"Hey guys, we are Eskimo Callboy from Germany and we are so proud to play our first full European tour in February 2013. We hope to see you on our show in London, have a lot of drinks and party all night long. So get up off your asses and meet us on the Get Drunk or Fuck Off Tour 2013 with The Browning, Close To Home and Intohimo."
The Browning frontman Jonny McBeeadded: "Excited to have such a solid follow-up tour for our second time in Europe. This tour is going to be wild and crazy! It's going to be zopiddy!"
Nachtgeschrei has revealed the final details on new album "Aus Schwärzester Nacht." The album marks the debut of the band's new vocalist Martin LeMar and was recorded at the SU2 Studio in Illingen, Germany. "Aus Schwärzester Nacht" will be released on March 22nd, 2013 via Massacre Records!
A few impressions from the studio are available at the band's Facebook page here. Travis Smith, who has previously worked with bands such as Opeth, Anathema, and Katatonia, is once again responsible for the album artwork.
"Aus Schwärzester Nacht" will both be available as standard CD edition as well as limited digipak including bonus tracks and a slightly different artwork. The track listing is as follows:
2. Die Geister, Die Uns Riefen
5. In Meinen Liedern
6. In Die Schwärze Der Nacht
7. Der Ruf
8. Am Ende Der Zeit
9. Unter Deinem Licht
10. Na Sdorowje!
11. Am Rand Der Welt
12. Für Alle Zeit
13. Als In Dir Nur Leere War
15. Herbst (Acoustic Version) (*)
16. In Die Schwärze Der Nacht (Orchester Edit) (*)
(*) Limited Digipak only More...
Bleed From Within has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a new music video for the song "Uprising," which can be viewed here or in the player below.
The band's new album "Uprising" is due out via Century Media Records on April 2nd, 2013 in North America and March 25th, 2103 in Europe. The track listing is as follows:
3. It Lives in Me
4. Nothing. No One. Nowhere.
5. Escape Yourself
7. I Am Oblivion
9. Our Divide
11. The War Around Us
13. Devotion More...
Alaska has posted a video clip online featuring a brief studio report and announcement about recruiting a new guitar player. Check out the video below, or find more info on the band over at Facebook here.
Hells Headbangers has announced May 28th as the international release date for the CD version of Joel Grind's "The Yellowgoat Sessions" debut. The release has already been available for streaming online via Bandcamp and can be heard below. The following press release was also issued:
"The solo project of the Toxic Holocaust founder/frontman, Joel Grind's 'The Yellowgoat Sessions' bears many similarities to the early days of Toxic Holocaust - especially the Critical Mass demo - but goes down a darker, dirtier, decidedly more primitive route. The (toxic) result is 10 tracks of raw and fuzzed-out rock 'n' roll / metal / punk in the vein of the first Bathory album and early Motorhead."
Says Joel Grind, "If you are looking for over-produced shit that passes as 'metal' today, this is NOT for you!" The track listing is as follows:
2. Hell's Master of Hell
3. Vengeance Spell
4. Foul Spirit Within
5. Cross Damnation
6. Grave Encounters
7. Black Order
8. The Eternal One
9. Hail to Cruelty
10. Descension More...
Stuttgart, Germany based act Helldorados posted up the second music video for the debut self-titled release "Helldorados," this time for the track "Never Gonna Stop." The album is available now through Massacre Records. A video for "You Live, You Learn, You Die" can be viewed at this location.
Check out "Never Gonna Stop" here:
Kamelot's latest lyric video is now online - check out the clip for "Falling Like The Fahrenheit" in the YouTube player below. The track comes off the band's latest album "Silverthorn (reviewed here).
In other news, Kamelot will return to Japan this May in support of the album. “Japan is one of my favorite places to visit and play, the fans and culture are amazing!” adds Kamelot’s Thomas Youngblood. Dates are as follows:
May 28th – Shibuya O-EAST, Tokyo
May 29th – Club Quattro, Nagoya
May 30th – Akaso, Osaka
North Carolina's ASG has set a May 28th release date for "Blood Drive," the band's Relapse Records debut.
"Blood Drive" was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu) in the Fall of 2012. "Days Work," a new song from the album, was released as a split 7" with Red Fang on Tuesday. The new album will be available on CD/2xLP/Digital.
The band is also kicking off a new round of tour dates, including a stop at SXSW, with a Wrightsville Beach performance this evening at Red Dog's.
February 21 Wrightsville Beach, NC Red Dog's
March 9 Myrtle Beach, SC Island Bar
March 12 St. Augustine, FL The Standard
March 13 Pensacola Beach, FL The Break
March 16 Austin, TX SXSW (Details TBA)
March 19 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
March 20 Nashville, TN The End
March 22 Charlotte NC The Chop Shop
March 23 Raleigh, NC The Maywood
Steak Number Eight's upcoming album "The Hutch" is now available for pre-order on the band's webshop here.
Steak Number Eight release the new album ”The Hutch” on April 22nd in Europe, April 19th in Norway, Germany and Austria, and March 18th in Benelux. Check out the new single "Black Eyed" in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Black Eyed
4. Push / Pull
5. Pilgrimage of a Black Heart
6. Exile of our Marrow
7. The Shrine
11. Tearwalker More...
New York death metallers Immolation have announced "Kingdom of Conspiracy" as the title of their upcoming ninth full-length album.
The follow up to the 2010 release, "Majesty and Decay" (reviewed here), will be released on May 10th in Europe both digitally and physically via Nuclear Blast.
The album was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, etc).
"We are really looking forward to getting the new CD out there to the fans,” commented guitarist Robert Vigna. “ I don't think they are going to know what hit them after they hear this one! Kingdom of Conspiracy is one intense and miserably dark record!”
You can also find a free download of the band's recent "Scion A/V Presents: Immolation – Providence" EP at this location. Check out the previously posted music video for "A Glorious Epoch" in the player below. More...
The video clip for "End Of Disclosure," the title track off the upcoming album by Sweden's legendary death metallers Hypocrisy is being premiered now by Metal Hammer Germany. Check it out right here or in the player below.
The video clip was shot by producer Ville Lipiainen in Stockholm. “End Of Disclosure” will be released March 22nd, 2013 via Nuclear Blast and has the following track listing:
01. End Of Disclosure
02. Tales Of Thy Spineless
03. The Eye
04. United We Fall
05. 44 Double Zero
06. Hell Is Where I Stay
07. Soldier Of Fortune
08. When Death Calls
09. The Return
Peter Tägtgren states: “This time I wanted to go back to basic, felt like we lost it for the last couple of albums , it's straight to the point, it's more Hypocrisy than ever, the fast, the heavy, the epic.. Enjoy!” More...
Gloomball, the German modern/alternative metal act featuring Majesty guitarist Björn Daigger, posted a preview clip from the band's upcoming debut LP "The Distance." The album drops on April 26, 2013 (Germany), April 29, 2013 (EU) and May 7, 2013 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The first single is expected on March 22, 2013.
Check out the trailer clip for the release here:
Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer announced that drummer Timo Immonen has split with the band. Just after the completion of the sophomore LP and follow up to "The Kings of Bullet Alley" (2011), Immonen announced he was "forced to quit" as the active drummmer of the band. His replacement is Jani Nyman, friend of guitarist Teemu Kuosmanen.
Immonen explains his departure: "It was really hard to let something like this go, basically a dream of a lifetime. To play in a rock'n'roll band, gigging regularly, recording, and with such a great bunch of assholes hahaha! But what it comes down to is that I need to be able to spend more time with my family than I can see happening in the future with Soulhealer as the pace is gradually picking up, more gigs lining up, and what started out as a hobby becoming more and more professional. All great things, that take more time, time away from family life.
'I sincerely wish the guys in Soulhealer the best and that they have the strength and energy to continue on the path we started on together some three odd years ago. Go for it guys!"
The band commented: "The band would like to thank Timo for being an important part of Soulhealer behind the drum kit not only live but also on the 'Dreamcatcher' EP, the first full album 'The Kings Of Bullet Alley' and also on the upcoming CD. And Timo is right, the pace is picking up. So Soulhealer did not waste any time finding a replacement. Teemu Kuosmanen phoned up his old friend Jani Nyman, as he knew he is a killer drummer. Being asked if he wants to join Soulhealer as the new man, he didn’t have to think twice. More...
Swedish death metal act Demonical posted the first in studio video report for the forthcoming new album "Darkness Unbound." The album has no definitive release date as of yet, but is expected this year via Cyclone Empire.
"Darkness Unbound" is the follow up to the 2011 release "Death Infernal." In the recent statement issued by the band, the material promises to "have a certain impact on the current death metal scene and especially the Swedish old-school wave."
In the first report, drummer Fredrik Widigs lays down the drum tracks: More...
Within Temptation announced the first salvo of dates for an upcoming world tour in 2014. The Dutch metal act has confirmed the following dates and presented a teaser trailer (shown below):
January 16, 2014 | LYON | RADIANT
January 17, 2014 | PARIS | ZENITH
January 20, 2014 | TOULOUSE | LE BIKINI
January 21, 2014 | NANTES | ZENITH
January 22, 2014 | LILLE | AERONEF
January 24, 2014 | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY
January 25, 2014 | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA
January 27, 2014 | MANCHESTER | APOLLO
January 28, 2014 | GLASGOW | ACADEMY
January 29, 2014 | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY
January 31, 2014 | ERFURT | THUERINGENHALLE
February 1, 2014 | BERLIN | COLUMBIAHALLE
February 2, 2014 | HAMBURG | SPORTHALLE
February 3, 2014 | COLOGNE | PALADIUM
February 5, 2014 | LUDWIGSBURG | ARENA
February 6, 2014 | FRANKFURT | JARHUNDERTHALLE
February 7, 2014 | MUNICH | TONHALLE
February 11, 2014 | ANTWERP | LOTTO ARENA
February 14, 2014 | AMSTERDAM | HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL More...
New York death metal act Suffocation premiered its new music video for "As Grace Descends" over on Metal Hammer TV (YouTube Channel), which can be viewed below. The song appears on the band's brand new album "Pinnacle of Bedlam" album which was issued last week on Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out "As Grace Descends" here:
Soilwork is streaming another new track "Long Live the Misanthrope" (heard below). The song appears on the band's forthcoming double CD release "The Living Infinite" which will drop on March 1st (EU), March 4th (UK) and March 5th, 2013 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records. The band embarks on a North American Tour with Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, and Wretched on March 12, 2013 at Empire in West Springfield, Virginia.
The track listing for "The Living Infinite" is:
1. Spectrum of Eternity (streaming here)
2. Memories Confined
3. This Momentary Bliss (streaming here)
5. The Living Infinite I
6. Let the First Wave Rise
8. Realm of the Wasted
9. The Windswept Mercy
10. Whispers and Lights More...
German groove metal band The New Black premiered a new music video for the track "Count Me In" over at Metal Hammer Germany at this location (also shown below). The song appears on the forthcoming LP "III: Cut Loose," which is scheduled for release on March 15th, 2013 via AFM Records.
Check out "Count Me In" here:
Swedish hard rock act Hardcore Superstar posted a new music video for the song "Above the Law." The track appears on the band's forthcoming new LP "C’mon Take On Me," the bands ninth studio release. The album scheduled to drop March 4, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video is the second for the album, the first "One More Minute" can be viewed over at this location.
Check out "Above the Law" here:
Rock Band lovin' metalheads on the hunt for more songs to play this weekend now have access to a few new offerings on the Rock Band Network. Xbox 360 players can now get these songs:
Deception of a Ghost - “American Terrorist” (160 MSP)
Our Last Enemy - “10,000 Headless Horses” (160 MSP)
Terrorizer - “Hordes of Zombies” (160 MSP)
PS3 players will instead have these songs on 2/26/2013 (North America) and 2/27/2013 (Europe):
Emmure - "Cross Over Attack" ($1.99)
A Plea for Purging - "Heart of a Child" ($0.99)
His Statue Falls - "Jasmin W Knows How to Mosh" ($1.99)