Metal News for February 24, 2013
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Calgary's AfterEarth has released a second EP online titled "Ruin." You can now stream the release online over at Bandcamp or through the widget below. The "Ruin" track listing is as follows:
1. Stay the Hunger 06:06
2. Long Winter 04:54
3. The After Earth 06:15
4. Scavenger's Daughter 03:51 More...
Tijuana forensic death grind band Thanatology's four song EP "Los Barberos Cirujanos" was issued last year on Negligent Records and is now officially streaming over on bandcamp. Thanatology has three official releases to date and has been around since 1999, listing two actual Mexican doctors in its lineup (Dr. P and Dr. B). The band will be part of the Dis Is Tijuana 2013 event on June 8th at Tj Art & Rock, along with seven other bands including the Outlaw Bastards and Roadside Butchery. That show will feature all D-beat and crust bands, more information on it available on its event page. Stream "Los Barberos Cirujanos" below.
Australian metallers Kunvuk have released the official music video for "Teeth Swallower," which can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second album "Consume Rapture."
After touring nationally in support of debut album “Immute: Jackals," Kunvuk retreated to Shadow Mekanik Studios for six months to carve out a stomping and screaming sophomore punch-in-the-face. The band comments:
"Recorded, engineered and mixed again by the band’s guitarist and singer David Hart 'Consume Rapture' represents a leap forward in intensity and chaos for the band’s sound. The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Death, Mastodon, Converge) in New Windsor, New York. The band donated 50% of all profits from their recent Become Monster tour to the Save The Tassie Devil Foundation, which works to help the endangered Tasmanian Devils through breeding programs and research into Devil Facial Tumour Disease." More...
Former Lillian Axe vocalist Ron Taylor has returned with new act Lowside, which has now released a debut album. You can check out a teaser for the album below, or buy the release in digital format via the band's website here. Lowside consists of:
Junius has posted a video recap taken from the band's recent European tour supporting Katatonia and Alcest.
The footage from the video, which can be viewed below, was recorded and edited by Justin Forrest along to the track "Eidolon & Perispirit," taken from the "Reports From The Threshold of Death" release.
Junius also recently kicked off a tour supporting post-rockers Caspian. See below for the full itinerary. More...
Italian experimental act Nero Di Marte has released the track "Convergence," taken from the band's upcoming self-titled debut, via Metal Hammer. Give the song a listen by clicking here.
Pre-order packages for "Nero Di Marte" are currently available at this location. Prosthetic Records also comments on the band:
"A heady, textured and mature 48 minutes of forward-thinking post-metal, Nero Di Marte's colossal eponymous release -- scheduled for release on March 19 in North America, March 18 in the UK and March 22 throughout Europe -- features six expansive tracks alongside perfectly complementing aesthetics created by designer Alex Eckman-Lawnwill, The group presents a creative, evolved take on progressive, avantgarde and technically precise metal / death metal that recalls the genre-defying spirits of Gojira, Intronaut, The Ocean, Mastodon and Ulcerate. See below for their upcoming schedule of gigs across Italy." More...
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of up-and-coming grind/thrash metallers Ramming Speed.
The group's full-length Prosthetic debut, "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die," was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) and mastered at AudioSiege with Brad Boatwright (Sleep, High on Fire, SUNN O))), Tragedy). The album is tentatively set for a late spring/early summer release. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Drummer Jonah Livingston commented on the signing: "We are incredibly excited to finally announce that we've signed on with Prosthetic Records, a label whose roster proves its dedication to all facets of heavy music. While our band has been extremely lucky to work with labels like Tankcrimes and Brutal Panda, this is an incredible opportunity and we're ready for the step forward! See you on the road!"
The label also comments: "Hailing from Boston, this heavy-hitting quintet -- whose sound combines the charging rhythms of d-beat punk and the aggression of thrash with NWOBHM-worthy guitar harmonies and grind's blinding speed -- is no stranger to the metal scene, having previously released a variety of records, tapes and EPs through several labels. Their aggressive tour schedules across the U.S. and Europe with such notable acts as Trap Them, Holy Grail, Torche, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Phobia, Black Tusk and Saviours led Noisecreep to call the group 'one of the hardest-working bands in heavy metal.' Fittingly, the band will spend April and May touring with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation in the northeast and midwest; full dates and details can be found below." More...
During The Acacia Strain's tenure with Prosthetic Records, the band released four studio albums -- two of which, 2008's "Continent" and 2010's "Wormwood," cracked the Billboard charts -- as well as a Top 10 live DVD.
To commemorate the end of an era, Prosthetic has assembled "Money For Nothing," a compilation of rarities, B-sides, and previously unheard tracks by the band. The six-track release dropped February 19th.
A clip for "Brown Noise" -- an alternate take of a song recorded during "The Dead Walk" sessions -- can be viewed below. You can also check out the previous lyric video for the title track right here. More...
Wake and Rehashed are getting ready to release their brand new Split 7" on Give Praise Records. You can check out offerings from each band to appear on the split via the SoundCloud players below. The label also comments:
"Rehashed is a Saskatoon-based punk/thrash group that has previously released a full-length CD on Power-It-Up, while Wake is an intense metallic, hardcore-fused grinding 5 piece from Calgary, Alberta, that has released 'Leeches 'on 7 Degrees Records. The abnd now join together for a Give Praise release. Rehashed will also be heading out on tour to promote this release, with dates available below."
March 15 - Saskatoon @ Amigos
March 16 - Edmonton @ Wunderbar
March 18 - Kamloops @ Little Big House
March 19 - Vancouver @ Marilyn Mansion
March 20 - Squamish @ 4th Ave House
March 21 - Victoria @ Logan's Pub
March 22 - Vancouver @ Anti-Social Skate Shop
March 23 - Calgary @ The New Black
March 24 - Regina @ The Club More...
Alexander Bateman has posted a new video playthrough online for "A Conflicts End," which can be viewed below. This is a new version of the original 2010 track, featuring drum from JP Andrade.
The track comes of the previously released EP "Means Of Communication." The full EP can be streamed or downloaded over at this location.
Inner Fortress has posted an unreleased demo track online titled "Folds of Scarlet Drapery." The band comments:
"Here it is guys! A previously unreleased demo from an E.P. that was never released now for free download. Expect new things from us in 2013. Enjoy!"
You can stream or download "Folds of Scarlet Drapery" over at the band's Facebook profile here. To hear more from Inner Fortres, check out the previously posted track "The Pariah" over at this location.
Amateur Recordings has released a 21-song anthology of Chilean stoner/retro music titled "Chilean Fuzz." The compilation, which features doom, fuzz and garage bands from all different regions of Chile, is streaming over on bandcamp. There is also a Facebook page to let you familiarize yourself with the different artists and their song/video repertoire. Below is the tracklisting of the album, and the stream follows in the player.
1. Chinaski – Raices 6:21
2. Bruto – Mas Alla 04:08
3. El Cairo – Outside 03:02
4. Lisergico – Acido 04:28
5. Barbara & Los Rotos Del Rock – Tu no Sabes quien Soy 02:19
6. Orate – Dice No No 03:17
7. Piedraseca – Shine 05:14
8. The Suicide Bitches – Cold Woman 02:32
9. Invitado De Piedra – La Herida 05:02
10. Demonauta – Hotel 05:52
11. El Camino – Serpiente 04:32
12. Acido – Endeken 03:20
13. Perro Loco - 35° 03:24
14. Chevy – RPM 04:11
15. Madre De Dios – Ahora 02:59
16. Camino De Tierra – Punk Rock Carnaval 03:06
17. Larrytrazk – Del Dolor a la Fuerza 02:43
18. Hablame Sucio – Vagabundo 02:00
19. At Devil Dirt – Falling Down 02:40
20. Soponcio – Incisiones 04:39
21. Gasa - A Traves del Olvido 03:42