Metal News for February 23, 2013
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24 news articles posted on this day.
Phillipino death metal band Pathogen is streaming a couple of advance tracks from its upcoming album "Miscreants of Bloodlusting Aberrations." The tracks, "Atrocity Exhibit" and "Monolith," can be accessed at stereokiller or below in the player. Pathogen's new album is due out on March 1st via Dunkelheit Produktionen. The eight song full-length will also contain a cover of the Sacrifice tune "Afterlife." This marks the fourth album for Pathogen, who formed in the town of San Pablo in 2011.
A new fourteen song Black Sabbath tribute compilation titled "Hands of Doom" is streaming over on bandcamp. The introduction to it is written by well-known Italian writer Stefano Cerati, who has released the book "Masters Of Reality" on Black Sabbath's lyrics. Below is the running order of the bands and the songs they are interpreting, all of which you may stream below.
1. Black Oath – Electric Funeral
2. Buttered Bacon Biscuits – A National Acrobat
3. Confraternita del Vuoto Immenso – Solitude
4. L’Impero delle Ombre – Snowblind
5. Sergeant Hamster – Into the Void
6. Hopesend – Embryo/Children of the Grave
7. Witche’s Brew – Paranoid
8. Fuzz Orchestra – Behind the Wall of Sleep
9. Viscera/// – Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener
10. Zippo – Wicked World
11. Vitales Exsequiae – Who Are You?
12. Quiet in the Cave – Sweet Leaf
13. Misty Morning – The Wizard
14. Malanoctem – Sabba Sanguinario (Sabbath Bloody Sabbath)
Kip Winger could have been a member of Kiss. I am basing this notion on body hair alone. As the number of eighties bands grew, Winger was one of the bands that started the “too much” movement eventually breaking in the early nineties. This was foreshadowed by the Beavis & Butthead character Stewart wearing a Winger shirt as a sign of being weak and available for jokey punch lines. More...
American hardcore/thrash metal legends Suicidal Tendencies have announced that they will be releasing their eagerly anticipated new studio album, "13" on March 26th through Suicidal Records. This will be the band's first output of original material since 2000's, "Free Your Soul and Save My Mind." The band has also released a teaser for their new music video, "Cyco STyle," which you can check out below.
Suicidal Tendencies will also be embarking on a tour across North America this April, which will feature Wake The Dead opening every show, and see them joined by DRI Minneapolis to Charleston and Sick Of It All will be joining the band in Philadelphia, New York, Worchester, Baltimore, and from St. Petersburg until the end of the tour.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Barcelona's black/death metal outfit Into the Nethermost has released debut album "Once Upon the Graveyard," which is now available for streaming via Bandcamp here or through the widget provided below. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Gathering Darkness 03:19
2. Nethermost 04:00
3. The Faun and the Fury 08:31
4. Revenant 04:39
5. The Mortal Immortal 05:35
6. Once Upon the Graveyard 08:26
7. Fallen from Grace 04:52
8. Finis est Principium 03:19 More...
French black metal act Malmort has now released the band's first music video for the track "Cruciatus," taken from the album "Vox In Excels." The clip was filmed and directed by Antonin Pergod and can be viewed below. Malmort consists of:
Reicheran - Vocals
Dalgrïn - Guitars / Bass
Oldar - Drums
German deathcore act Therapy Failed has posted a lyric video online for the new single "Nothing But You." Give the track a listen below, or find more info on Therapy Failed over at the band's Facebook page here.
Check out the new commercial available below for the 2013 Golden Gods Awards, featuring Chris Jericho, Scott Ian, Zakk Wylde, Lzzy Hale, John 5 and other metal and hard rock luminaries.
The sold-out Fifth Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show is set for Thursday May 2nd, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and will feature a live performance from Metallica, who will also receive the "Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement" Award.
Click here for more info about the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
With final album "Hydra" secured tightly under her belt, Otep is giving you a preview of her most sexually explicit music video to date for the single “Apex Predator.”
Check out the teaser below and stay tuned for the February 25th world premiere of “Apex Predator."
Directed by PR Brown (Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold), “the Apex Predator video is uncut and uncensored! It might even get banned in a few places for its sexual and violent content, but the message is important. Challenging phobias, hypocrisies and delighting the vices in your mind," comments Otep.
Otep will begin headlining the Seduce and Destroy tour beginning March 8th in Sacramento, California, covering the entire U.S. over seven weeks. Support will come from One Eyed Doll and Picture Me Broken. Full details on the dates are available right here. More...
Brutal Spanish act Upcoming of Devastation has posted the title track online off new album "Visceral Hate," which was recorded by Jose Rubio at Nocturnal Studios and released through Hecatombe Records.
Give the song a listen through the YouTube player below. The full album's track listing is as follows:
2. Against Repugnant Person
3. Decapitated Together
4. Cult of Violence
5. Succulent Visions of Psychopatic Humanicide
6. Coprophilic People
7. At Millions of Light Years
8. Agony Injected Through Frustration
9. Visceral Hate
Midnight Messiah, the new band formed by ex-Elixir front man Paul Taylor and guitarist Phil Denton, will release debut album "The Root Of All Evil" this coming April 5th, 2013.
The CD format will come in a hand-numbered, limited edition, full color 6 page digi-pack, and can be ordered from the Cold Town Records website here. For more info on Midnight Messiah, head over to the band's Facebook profile. Midnight Messiah consists of:
Paul Taylor - Vocals
Phil Denton - Guitars
Dave Strange - Guitars
Dusty Miller - Bass
Darren Lee - Drums
Madrid's Aathma has posted a new music video online for the track "Valley Of Doom," which comes off the "Decline... Towers Of Silence" release. The video was directed by Adriana Lorente and can be found below.
U.S. death metal act Funerus, featuring Incantation's John McEntee and his wife Jill, will release the vinyl version of latest album "Reduced to Sludge" this coming March 5th via Poland's Hellthrasher Productions.
The 12' LP will be available in the edition of 400 black and 100 brown copies packed in a jacket sleeve with additional insert and poster. Pre-orders are available now at this location.
"Reduced to Sludge" was primarily released on CD in November 2011 by McEntee's label Ibex Moon Records. Both versions contain the same track listing. More...
Helsinki's Nothing More To Eat will be releasing a self-titled debut album this coming March 1st, 2013. In celebration of the pending album drop, you can hear "Nothing More To Eat" in its entirety via Kaaszine.fi here until the release date. The band also comments on its history and sound:
"Nothing more to eat from Helsinki/Finland have been together since 2008 and the early years was a turbulent time filled with violent shows, broken bones, police and ambulances. 2012 they went on tour to conquer Europe and as appreciation someone stole their tour van.
"Back in Finland they went right to Posti Studios in Helsinki and recorded their self titled debut album which will be released through We’re Having A Blast Records the 1st of March 2013. More...
Testament is currently out on the "Dark Roots of Thrash" tour with Flotsam And Jetsam in support of the band's latest album "Dark Roots of Earth," which was named Metalunderground.com's best album of 2012.
Metal Injection correspondent Rob Pasbani recently interviewed Testament front man Chuck Billy at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on a stop of the tour.
Billy discusses the recent release and how the band wanted to play the entire album from beginning to end, but instead chose to pick a select few tracks to perform live.
He also talks about the influence of Native Americans on his music, especially on the the "Native Blood" video. You can watch the interview at Metal Injection here or through the player below. More...
French post-metallers Memories of a Dead Man have released a lyric video for “Trismegistus King.” The track comes off the group's latest album “V.I.T.R.I.O.L” which was produced by Etienne Sarthou (Aqme) and issued last year via Klonosphere Records. Directed by video & design company Eyes and Pix, the video can be seen below.
Thinning the Herd's drummer passed away late last year, and now the band has checked in with the following update about auditioning for a new member:
"We want to thank all the people we auditioned, and those who are still in the final rounds.
"We have been moving our studio - a cathartic action after losing Rick, which has taken up all the bands time. The momentum and time spent with Rick C. was irreplaceable. We took a lot of it for granted, as our sound was so easy and meshed. As we audition, the work needed to get back to where we were is an uphill climb.
"We were so tight, we didn't have anything to change when we ran the set. We were into the groove, finding nuances and inflections only present to those in the moment and kinetically balanced through sound.
"The finalized art hasn't been approved - and a bored Gavin has already started writing the next record. Looks like we aren't going to release this record until April."
Essence, Hellish Crossfire, Bleeding Red, and Justice have been newly confirmed for the Beastival Open Air 2013. NoiseArt Records also comments on the fest:
"The three-day headbanger's feast will take place May 30th to June 1st in Geiselwind / Germany and will get you a perfect start into your very own heavy summer!
"The line up that will enter two stages already looks like a wet dream come true. Beside Sabaton, Wintersun, Kataklysm, Satyricon, and many other bands the 'Big Teutonic 4' Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard have been announced.
"More info about Beastival, the bands and how to get your tickets including limited fan packs (ticket, T-Shirt + NoiseArt CD of your choice) at the festival's website or through Hardticket.eu." More...
Virgina-based symphonic black / death metal act Warthrone - featuring drummer and guitarist Erik Sayenga (ex-drums for Dying Fetus, Witch-hunt, and session musician for Obliterhate) along with Kristel (ex-Witch-Hunt) and Richard Johnson (ex-Witch-Hunt) - are hard at work finalizing their new full length album which is slated to be released early summer 2013. The band comments:
"This is the only release since our debut EP 'Ghoststorm Eulogy' in 2005. Recording is finished and is in the mixing stages now. Fans that can appreciate a unique mixture of styles such as Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child, Naglfar, Marduk, Dark Tranquillity to Putrid Pile, Cannibal Corpse, and Obituary take note!
"This release promises to deliver brutality, relentless drumming and sick vocals while retaining a sense of song structure and incorporating the different styles of extreme music. We don't consider ourselves one specific style. We are inspired by many death and black metal bands we love and listen to daily, and the influence is something that naturally ends up in our songwriting."
The CD will be self released and the band will be in the search of licensing the album. Check out the band's Facebook page here for a new preview track.
British doom legends Cathedral will release their final studio album, "The Last Spire", on April 29 via Rise Above Records. Produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings, with assistance from Jaime Gomez Arellano, the CD will feature the following track listing:
01. Entrance To Hell
03. Cathedral Of The Damned
04. Tower Of Silence
05. Infestation Of Grey Death
06. An Observation
07. The Last Laugh
08. This Body, Thy Tomb More...
Old School death metal legends Master have announced a 32 date US trek with California death thrashers Sacrificial Slaughter. The 32 date journey will kick off in Los Angeles as part of the "Age ov the Gods" Metalfest on March 1st and end in Long Beach, CA on April 1st. Support will be provided by Philadelphia's up and coming death metal outfit Fisthammer.
Other notable appearances include Master's return to Chicago March 11th, the "Philthadelphia Infest" w/ Devourment on March 16th, "Masters of Death" festival w/ Incantation March 23rd and the tour's only stop south of the border at "Baja Deathfest VII" in Mexicali.
"NORTH AMERICAN DETONATION TOUR"
MASTER - SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER - FISTHAMMER More...
Famed artist and visual effects director and driving force behind the all-star death metal project that bears his name, Nader Sadek has joined forces with MetalInjection.net and Decibel Magazine to premier two videos from the DVD portion of his live audio/visual experience entitled "Living Flesh."
Videos for "Sulffer" and "Nigredo in Necromance," both filmed live during a 2011 performance at Santos Party House in Manhattan, are now streaming at these links: Watch "Sulffer" at MetalInjection.net and "Nigredo in Necromance" over at DecibelMagazine.com. You can also view both videos below.
On February 27th, Nader Sadek will self-release the live CD/DVD "Living Flesh," which captured the first ever live performance of the 2011 release 'In The Flesh."
Capturing the inimitable stage presence of a unique collaboration of death metal and black metal giants, "Living Flesh" offers the heavy, haunting soundtrack of a society ever more soaked in the reanimated, decomposed bio-matter we know as petroleum.
The November 20th, 2011 show featured the original line-up of musicians from the "In the Flesh" record, as well as two new performers. The original line-up consisted of Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy); Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, ex-Mayhem); Novy (ex-Behemoth, Vader); and Steve Tucker (ex-Morbid Angel) in his first and last live appearance for this project. Those greats are joined by Sean Frey as guest live guitarist and Carmen Simoes on backing vocals. More...
Bravewords.com has teamed with Norwegian progressive death metal outfit Okular for the exclusive premier of "The Greatest Offender" (featuring guest vocals by Borknagar's Vintersorg and Susperia's Athera), which comes off the band's forthcoming sophomore album "Sexforce." The song delivers an array of vocal styles, with melodic, grim and spoken words coming courtesy of Vintersorg and aggressive vocals by Athera. Vintersorg had this to say about "The Greatest Offender" and his contribution to the track:
"The song has several faces and an adventurous approach which I simply love. From the calm opening with the 'clean' atmosphere towards a more aggressive realm and then ending up in the same calmness. In between all this you'll find these epic parts that was just meant for my way of thinking when it comes to vocals."
The song is now playing on the Bravewords audio player, which can be launched from the site's homepage by going to the Okular heading in the left column. "Sexforce" will be self-released on March 4th. More...
American death metal legends Suffocation have announced that they will be embarking on a tour of North America this April in what is being dubbed the "Despise The World" tour.
Joining them on the trek will be Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings Of Saturn, Adimiron and on select dates, Lord Of War. The tour is in support of the new Suffocation album, "The Pinnacle of Bedlam," which was released this past week through Nuclear Blast Records.
Speaking about the tour, the band stated: "The Pinnacle of Bedlam is approaching! Together with Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings Of Saturn, Adimiron, and Lord Of War we will tip the scales of degradation. Fans can prepare to see us performing old and new songs with surgical precision. The hooded messenger of death is now set forth!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...