Metal News for February 24, 2015
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Currently on a U.S. trek with Suicide Silence, Emmure's Frankie Palmeri has checked in with the following announcement about missing Colorado shows due to vocal problems:
"Hey Colorado, it's Frankie here. It's with a heavy heart I must inform you Emmure will not be performing at The Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins tonight (and possibly tomorrow night).
"I experienced a major tear in my vocal chords and my only chance in finishing the tour is to sacrifice getting to see all of our supporters tonight.
"I am already on my way to quick recovery and once again deeply apologize for anyone let down by the news.
"We love you all... this does not put the breaks on our current or future obligations but, I am human... these things happen." More...
The Pit: that magical place where sex, violence, property destruction, and a whole lotta head banging collide. We're on a never-ending quest to get the best pit stories in existence, which is why we check in with rock and metal bands from across the globe and tap into their tour stories.
For this week's Pit Story, drummer Brandon Burghart from Kansas-based outfit The Midnight Ghost Train shared this tale of Norwegians out of their minds on psychedelics:
We were playing a small freezing town in Norway on a weekday. The venue was basically a frathouse turned squatter paradise. The crowd were equal parts too old to hang out and too young to be there. Folks didn't so much rent a room as they rented one of several beds or couches in the place. We got there not knowing what to expect, but they reassured us that it was going to be a good night. There was also a rave cave in the basement with neon paint covering the walls and only lit by black light. The stage was pretty small as was the dance floor. We were headlining, so we waited around most the night while the other bands played.
That's when we noticed the crowd was starting to get a little strange. We figured it was what you got when Norwegians drank too much. Then my guitar player told me that a gang of Spaniards broke into the basement and started raving with their own boombox. They were quickly chased out by the bar owners. The last band finished and we started loading on stage. I think half the crowd had passed out by this time. We started playing and they jolted back to life moshing and destroying the room.
It was a bit frightening since the stage was about a foot tall. Much of the show was pushing people back trying not to get your knee dislocated when the nearest body pummeled into it. At one point I look over and a tiny woman has latched herself to Steve's back and he was trying to shake her loose. After being covered in various liquids and almost having our equipment destroyed, we finished our set. We later found out that the wine bottles that everyone had been passing around had been laced with an outrageous amount of acid. That mixed with the copious amount of drugs already available at the show turned it into one of the strangest nights of my life. We have since played there again but make sure we personally break the seal on any drink we open.
The Midnight Ghost Train's new album "Cold Was The Ground" is scheduled to drop on February 28th (EU) and March 10th (North America) via Napalm Records. Check out a lyric video off the album below. More...
Greek sludge/post-metal group Allochiria has announced the band's first-ever European tour in late March.
The trek will start in Berlin, Germany on March 20th and will end in Athens, Greece on April 3rd. Joining Allochiria on this tour will be German post-rock four-piece Ryvulet. Dates are as follows:
20.03. Berlin/Germany – Kopi
21.03. Opole/Poland – Piekarnia
22.03. Prague/Czech Republic – Chapeau Rouge
23.03. Vienna/Austria – EKH
24.03. Bratislava/Slovakia – British Rock Stars
25.03. Budapest/Hungary – TBA
26.03. Cluj/Romania – Shelter
27.03. Brasov/Romania – Rockstadt
28.03. Bucharest/Romania – Question Mark
29.03. Sofia/Bulgary – Bar Zar
30.03. Thessaloniki/Greece – Biologiko
03.04. Athens/Greece - Katara214 More...
After parting ways with the band's bassist back in October, Swedish classic rock outfit Graveyard has announced the recruitment of new member Truls Mörck, who will replace Rikard Edlund.
Commented the band: "A wise women once said: he who hesitates, masturbates. That's why we haven't wasted any time getting ready for the future. Take a look [at the video below] to see what's going on with the Graveyard."
Mörck originally helped found the band back in 2006 and played guitar on Graveyard's self-titled debut album (2007).
Furthermore the band is also working on a brand new album, which will follow 2012's "Lights Out." Stay tuned for more details. Graveyard 2015 is:
Joakim Nillson - guitar & vocals
Jonathan Ramm - guitar
Axel Sjöberg - drums
Truls Mörck - bass More...
San Francisco-based classic doom metal band Orchid has announced tour dates for Europe this coming Summer (full details available below).
The band will also soon be releasing a brand new EP, named "Sign Of The Witch." The group's fourth EP is slated for a May 22nd release and will contain 4 brand new tracks.
Commented guitarist Mark Thomas Baker: "It's been a few years since we've recorded and we've all gotten so much better at playing and working together. We're excited to let people hear what we're up to these days." More...
Oslo-based stoner/sludge trio Rongeur is set to release “The Catastrophist & As The Blind Strive” demo recording, previously available on cassette via Aonair Productions, on CD this coming April 9th through Disiplin Media. The label comments:
"A collection of seven harsh and heavy tunes full of crushing riffs and downtempo grooves that reference equal parts Eyehategod, Neurosis and Kylesa, 'The Catastrophist & As The Blind Strive Demos' were produced by Pål Arntzen, Audun G. Jakobsen and Rongeur between 2013 and 2014.
"Rongeur is a stoner/sludge trio from Oslo, Norway made up of current and former members of Trollfest, Ampmandens Døtre and Exeloume. Since their start in late 2012, there have been no genre limitations, no rules, and no boundaries for Dag Ole (bass/vocals), Jostein (drums/vocals) and Ken-Robert (guitar/vocals), the only exception was that they wanted to make it sound raw and heavy.
"Embracing the crunchy, heavy riffing of bands like High On Fire and Kylesa and combining it with the sludgy rawness of Eyehategod, the three-piece have recorded two demo-tapes, 'Catastrophist' (2013) and 'As the Blind Strive' (2014), which were recently compiled on a cassette-release by Aonair Productions. These demo recordings will now see a much desired release on CD and digital by Disiplin Media.
"A collection of seven harsh and heavy tunes full of crushing riffs and downtempo grooves that reference equal parts Eyehategod, Neurosis and Kylesa, 'The Catastrophist & As The Blind Strive Demos' is scheduled for national release on April 9th (World: 13th of April) and will be supported by live action." More...
Philadelphia's psychedelic doombringers from Ruby The Hatchet release their new album, "Valley of the Snake," today via Tee Pee Records.
The hotly-tipped quintet, whom NYC's L Magazine calls "Rulers of the dark", recorded the new LP at Retro City Studios in Germantown, PA. You can stream all of "Valley of the Snake" in full below, courtesy of Allmusic.com. The new album's track listing is:
1. Heavy Blanket
2. Vast Acid
3. Tomorrow Never Comes
4. Unholy Behemoth
6. Valley of the Snake More...
Gatineau, QC death metal band Insurrection recently unleashed a music video for "Prototype," filmed by La Corp (check it out over here).
The band has also now posted a behind-the-scenes video interview with actor James Cobra, which can be viewed below. "Prototype" is the title track off the band's new album, and the full track listing is:
1. Overprocessed (Intro)
3. The Chronophobes
5. Sueurs Froides
7. Trois Minutes de Carnage
10. They Rise
11. Bruits Sans Fin More...
Pacific Northwestern blackened doom unit Maestus will unleash debut full-length, "Voir Dire," next week via a joint venture between Domestic Genocide Records and Glossolalia Records.
Comprised of Stephen Parker (Arkhum) and Jarrod Hyam (Sophos), with Kenneth Parker (Grst) and Cordell Cline (Dimensionless) recently enlisted to fulfill rhythm duties, "Voir Dire" was engineered and mixed during the Summer months of 2014 at Parker's own The Wilderness studio and delivers seventy-four minutes of heart-blistering grimness.
The album concludes with a four-part epic, "Opaque Shadows In Framed Stillness," the duration of which makes up nearly half the record's length. Mastered by Agalloch's Jason Walton at Earth In Sound in October 2014, "Voir Dire" integrates black metal, doom and ambient music.
Today you can also hear the song "Weeping Granite" online in the player below, courtesy of CVLT Nation. The "Voir Dire" track listing is as follows:
1. Shrouded by Peaks, Valleys Speak
2. Weeping Granite
3. Tears of Sky
4. Algid Lungs
Opaque Shadows In Framed Stillness:
5. I: Overcast Fields Ridden With Dew
6. II: Specie Æternitas
7. III: Water Sifting Through Iceladen Veins
7 V: Per Æternitas More...
Today Morgoth has released a lyric video for the track "Snakestate" off the upcoming album, "Ungod." Century Media Records comments:
"'Snakestate' perfectly displays the trademark sound and musical variety of 'Ungod,' an album that turned out surprisingly diverse and fresh, capturing the essence of Morgoth by blending the ferociousness of the band's legendary EPs, 'Resurrection Absurd' and 'The Eternal Fall,' with the abysmal atmosphere of Morgoth's great classic albums, 'Cursed and Odium.'"
"Ungod" will be released on March 30th in Europe and April 7th in North America via Century Media Records. See the band live:
Mar. 26 - Hamburg (Germany) - Bambi Galore
Mar. 27 - Berlin (Germany) - Cassiopeia
Mar. 28 - Würzburg (Germany) - Cafe Cairo
Mar. 29 - Wermelskirchen (Germany) - AJZ Bahndamm
Jun. 13 - Cerveny Kostelec (Czech Republic) - Czech Death Fest
Jun. 19 - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Copenhell Festival
Jun. 20 - Dessel (Belgium) - Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 21 - Clisson (France) - Hellfest
Jun. 26-28 - Protzen (Germany) - Protzen Open Air
Jul. 18 - Wadersloh/Diestedde (Germany) - Black Frenzy Festival
Jul. 30-Aug. 1 - Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air
Aug. 13-15 - Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air More...
Gift Giver has launched the first song "Cursed" from Century Media debut album, "Shitlife," due out April 21st in North America. Check out it below, thanks to Lambgoat.com.
Formed in the fall of 2012, Gift Giver gained notoriety and repute through a self-released EP, "Daddy Issues," and constant touring through the U.S. with acts such as Sworn In, Kublai Khan, Barrier, and many more. You can see the band next on a U.S. run with Barrier, Villains, Traitors, and Adaliah.
Now Gift Giver has also just confirmed plans for a tour in March and April with Sworn In and The Plot In You. See all the dates after the song stream. More...
These new songs come by way of "Human Performance IV," due to drop on March 3rd via Twelve Gauge Records. Sabertooth Zombie's "Human Performance IV" record release show goes down March 14th at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. The track listing is:
1. The Headache
2. Coffin Coast
3. Gardens of Loss
4. Crazy Endings More...
It's here: the Canadian rednecks from Them County Bastardz just dropped debut album "Sick Daze" via Smokehouse Records. You can now stream the album below, and guitarist Mike Rennie comments:
"Grab a six pack, have a smoke and crank up 'Sick Daze' if you want the full Them County Bastardz experience. Its been a long time coming and the party has just begun. Just make sure you have your story straight when you call in on Monday."
1. Drive By (4:48)
2. In The County (4:33)
3. Buzz Kill (4:03)
4. It's Not Metal (0:25)
5. Metal For Mark (5:25)
6. The Bastard (4:23)
7. Rise Up (3:58) More...
Greatly expanding a previously announced Spanish tour, Belgian raging death metal horde Dehuman (featuring Laye Louhenapessy of Putrid Offal) has now announced a complete two weeks tour of Southern Europe that will drive to Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal.
These European dates are in support of brand new full-length, “Graveyard of Eden,” due out March 09 (World) / 10 (North America and digital).
You can stream the entire album at this location and catch the band live:
Apr. 16 – IT – Torino – El Passo
Apr. 17 – IT – Roma – Traffic
Apr. 18 – IT – Roma – Ateneo Occupato
Apr. 19 – FR – Nice – Volume
Apr. 20 – TBA
Apr. 21 – TBA
Apr. 22 – FR – Montpellier – Blackout
Apr. 23 – ES – Madrid – Leyenda Rock
Apr. 24 – ES – Valencia – La Tejera
Apr. 25 – ES – Aguillas – CSA Social Rock
Apr. 26 – ES – Barcelona – Sala Be Good
Apr. 27 – TBA
Apr. 28 – PT – Braga – Toca
Apr. 29 – PT – Barroselas – SWR Fest
Apr. 30 – ES – San Sebastian – Mogambo
May 01 – FR – Toulouse – Pavillons Sauvages
Cutting edge death metal outfit Ulcerate has announced a run of Spring and early Summer tour dates throughout Australia and the group's native New Zealand.
At press time, the "Australasia MMXV" headlining tour consists of seven live performances in April, May, and June, which will see the band overwhelming audiences in Napier, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand, as well as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Dates are as follows:
4/18/2015 Cabana - Napier, NZ
5/08/2015 Whammy - Auckland, NZ
5/09/2015 Dux Live - Christchurch, NZ
5/22/2015 San Fran - Wellington, NZ
6/25/2015 Beetle Bar - Brisbane, AU
6/26/2015 Bald Faced Stag - Sydney, AU
6/27/2015 Bendigo Hotel - Melbourne, AU More...
Initially never planning to release his music compositions beyond the borders of just song writing, freelance drummer / instructor Sean Lang was urged by his circle of musician friends to take his creativity to the next level.
The outcome is Seven Year Storm, which showcases Lang's unique sound along with guitarist Dean Lamb (Archspire), who handles all the guitar leads and solos. Lang comments:
"I am very pleased to unleash the first installment of my musical vision, entitled 'Aion I.' It is available for immediate download on Bandcamp, and is coming to all major digital distributors in the coming days and weeks, including iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Physical discs (from an EXTREMELY limited run of 100) will be available for order, also through Bandcamp. 'Aion II' is already in a state of partial completion...the better 'Aion' I does, the sooner you will get to hear 'Aion II!'"
The track listing is as follows:
1. Morphogenesis 04:58
2. Dyatlov 04:28
3. Virtue 04:30
4. Nazca Lines 05:23
5. Cognition I: Blue Car Syndrome 07:01 More...
Hot on the heels of last week’s five band announcement, the Bloodstock Festival is excited to reveal five more acts.
First up is British outfit Lawnmower Deth, confirmed for the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Sunday. The band comments: “Motorbonce famously said, ‘if we move in next door, your lawn will die.’ Quite what positioned our forefathers to even remotely claim knowledge of horticultural metal is well beyond us. Scott Ian famously said, ‘I am the law’. In fact, this simply proves that adult literacy levels within the metal genre are in line with that of the national average; quite shit, when he clearly cannot spell and meant LAWN. In a Nostradamus kind of way what these two legends of metal were pointing you to was... 'Bloodstock 2015, when we move in you will die happy, we are Lawnmower and we is well excited. Let’s party like it’s 1988.'"
Taking over the Sophie Stage on Friday are raucous Brighton noisemakers Oaf. Chief bellower Dom Lawson exclaims, "We, the mighty Oaf, are honoured and delighted to have been invited back to our favourite festival. If you saw us in 2013, please don't hold that against us. Do come along and observe our ongoing descent into senility. If you haven't seen us before, we're like a middle-aged Royal Blood for people that don't wet the bed (and with added swearing). This will be a splendid occasion and we're tumescent with joy at the very thought of it. Cheers!"
Liverpudlian black metallers Ethereal will join the fray on the Sophie Stage on Saturday. The band is currently doing a stint with Marduk and Belphegor, supporting first full-length album "Opus Aethereum," released last month by Candlelight Records.
Sunday brings symphonic black metallers Saille all the way from Belgium to the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Expect to hear some new songs from latest, third album "Eldritch." Bringing the mischief and mayhem on Friday to the Sophie Stage, are Dirty Sanchez lads Pritchard Vs Dainton.
The currently announced lineup is:
Ronnie James Dio Stage
Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation. Opeth, Sabaton, Black Label Society, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Orange Goblin, Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Armored Saint, Belphegor, Overkill, Ensiferum, Agalloch, Enslaved, Pro Pain, Korpiklaani, Wolf, Napalm Death
Sophie Lanaster Stage
Delain, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Godflesh, Batallion, Mordred, Destrage, Onslaught, Conan, Planet Of Zues, Bast, Lawnmower Deth, Oaf, Ethereal, Saille, Pritchard Vs Dainton More...
Foetal Juice burst onto the music scene in 2005. After releasing “Big Trouble In Little Vagina” the group went on to tour the U.K. with acts such as Desecration, Basement Torture Killings, and Zombified.
Foetal Juice has also been confirmed for the Obscene Extreme Festival in 2015. On March 2nd the band will release a split CD with death / grind outfit Human Landfill from Ohio. The track listing is as follows:
Bay Area thrash metal giants Testament recently announced the "Dark Roots of Thrash II" tour which will include support from Exodus and Shattered Sun.
As of today, several new dates have been added to the run, including dates in Philadelphia, PA, Cincinnati, OH and more. The currently announced details are as follows:
04/01/15 Regency Center Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/02/15 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/03/15 Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
04/04/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/06/15 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/07/15 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/08/15 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
04/10/15 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
04/11/15 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
04/12/15 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
04/13/15 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
04/15/15 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/17/15 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/18/15 The Palladium – Worcester, MA, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
04/19/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/21/15 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
04/22/15 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
04/23/15 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/24/15 The International – Knoxville, TN
04/25/15 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL, Welcome To Rockville Festival (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN)
04/26/15 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/28/15 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
04/29/15 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/30/15 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
05/01/15 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA, Lunatic Luau 15 (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN)
05/02/15 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
05/03/15 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, NC, Carolina Rebellion 2015 (Festival Date, NO SHATTERED SUN) More...
Montreal, QC metalcore quintet Fayne has posted a new lyric video for the track "Nomad's Land," which is available below. Vocalist Joseph Espinosa comments:
"We're stoked to be releasing our official lyric video for 'Nomad's Land' featuring Karl Schubach of Misery Signals off our latest EP 'The Queen Of Kings.' Learn the words and come scream them back at us during our upcoming tour!"
In additional news, Fayne will be on the "Make Your Way Back Home Tour" in Ontario and Quebec (dates listed below).
March 14 - Ottawa, ON @ Pressed
March 15 - Kingston, ON @ Overtime
March 17 - London, ON @ APK
March 18 - Belleville, ON @ The Belle Pub
March 19 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
March 20 - Oshawa, ON @ Atria
March 21 - Windsor, ON @ Dominion House Tavern
March 27 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes More...
Banded together during the tumultuous years of the early 70s, proto-metal toufti JPT Scare Band fused a sound equally heavy in hard rocking blues as it was tripped out in psychedelia, creating a sound so imposing that it perfectly reflected the emotions of the era.
Formed by guitarist/vocalist Terry Swope, drummer Jeff Littrell, and bassist Paul Grigsby, JPT Scare Band began recording songs in a Kansas City basement and soon compiled a vault full of reel-to-reel tapes that would make up much of the band’s catalogue.
Though formed in 1973, JPT Scare Band’s first album, "Acid Acetate Excursion," wasn’t released until 1994, over twenty years after the band’s formation. In conjunction with Monster Records, the released two more albums, 1998’s "Rape Of Titan’s Sirens" and 2000’s "Sleeping Sickness."
The new millennium has seen JPT Scare Band delve deeper into the archive of recorded material accumulated through massive jam sessions throughout the 70s, as well as the 90s, and a flood of product was soon released. Through the band’s self-realized label Kung Bomar, seven albums hit the streets, including 2009’s "Rumdum Daddy." More...
The enigmatic Ukrainian black metal pioneers from Drudkh are streaming the first new track taken from new album, "A Furrow Cut Short." The track, titled "Till Foreign Ground Shall Cover the Eyes," is streaming below courtesy of No Clean Singing.
"A Furrow Cut Short" will be released by Season of Mist on April 20th, and will be available across several CD and limited edition LP formats. The album's track listing is:
1. Cursed Sons I
2. Cursed Sons II
3. To The Epoch Of Unbowed Poets
5. Dishonour I
6. Dishonour II
7. Till Foreign Ground Shall Cover Eyes More...
Experimental post-black metal band Decline Of The I has teamed up with VS Webzine to launch an advance stream of new album "Rebellion" (due out on February 27th in Europe and March 10th in North America via Agonia Records). Listen to the full album at this location.
Band eader A.K. commented: "With this album, I wanted to express something more twisted and violant than the first one, but in a personnal way. I'm kind of sick of hearing all these bands that copy each others over and over... It's so pointless. It's obvious that more and more people are trying to follow a trend in order to exist somehow... With Decline of the I, you can be sure that you deal with my own neurosis, my own way of expressing my guts... I know it doesn't "speak" to everyone's ears. But I surely know that my art can really be intimate with ears that know how to listen. Eyes to see, ears to hear."
"Rebellion" was recorded in Studio de Chine with Khatchik Hovikian (L’odeur du Tchaman), while Xort (Seth, Alcest, Vorkreist, Anorexia Nervosa) took care of the mastering. Layout and artwork were created by the French photographer and filmmaker David Fitt (Aosoth, Secrets of the Moon, Svart Crown). "Rebellion" includes a guest appearance by Olivier from Eros Necrospique. The track listing is:
1. Lower degree of God's might
3. Le rouge, le vide et le tordu
4. The end of prostration
5. Pieces of a drowned motion
6. Deus Sive Musica
7. On est bien peu de chose
2014 saw Freedom Call heavily playing on the "Light Over The Beyond" tour, supporting the "Beyond" album.
With the return of founding member, bassist Ilker Ersin, and the addition of "drum wizard" Ramy Ali, an unstoppable force has been created and the band is already back at full steam in 2015.
Freedom Call now declares a very unusual and hellish anniversary: 666 weeks since the genesis of "Eternity." This occasion will see the re-release of the 2002 album "Eternity," in a very special 2 CD digipak edition with tons of bonus material, including the brand new hymn "666 Weeks Beyond Eternity."
"Eternity - 666 Weeks Beyond Eternity" will be released in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th as a 2 CD digipak version and download through SPV/Steamhammer. More...
Having just inked a deal with Tenacity music, the symphonic death metal outfit Dysrider is gearing up to drop "Bury The Omen" this coming February 27th.
In anticipation of the rapidly approaching release, today we've teamed up with the Swiss band to premiere a new lyric video off "Bury The Omen." Check out "Against Your Hold" below, and if you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order "Bury The Omen" at this location.
Previously known as Trophallaxy, the quintet formed in 2007 and released two albums, “DawnFall” (2010) and “Resilience” (2013), before changing names to Dysrider.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Vladimir Cochet (Promethee, Voice Of Ruin, Conjonctive) at Conatus Studios and featuring 10 new tracks, "Bury The Omen" displays a combination of heavy and fast riffs, growling vocals with symphonic elements and the sweet, melodic singing of vocalist Joëlle. The track listing is: More...
Gloomball has a new lyric video for "Straight To Hell" out today, taken from upcoming album "The Quiet Monster."
"The Quiet Monster" will drop on March 27th in Germany and March 30th in the rest of Europe. You can also see the band live on these dates:
19.03.15 CHAM – LA-Cafe
20.03.15 DRESDEN – Puschkin
21.03.15 ERFURT – From Hell
26.03.15 MANNHEIM – Alte Seilerei
27.03.15 OSNABRÜCK – Bastard Club
28.03.15 LÜBECK – Riders Cafe
02.04.15 KÖLN – Werkstatt
04.04.15 MÜNCHEN – Backstage More...
Today the new album from Traitors sees official release, with a full album stream also available online (pick up your own copy at this location). Listen to all of "The Hate Campaign" below. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Civil Dissonance (Intro)
4. A Common Demon
6. The Perfect Enemy
9. Buried Alive
12. The Hate Campaign More...
California power metal act Dire Peril, featuring Hellscream/Skinner vocalist Norman Skinner, released a lyric video for the new track "Evolution's Failed Design." The track is the opening song on the upcoming new EP "Through Time and Space," which is due out on March 27th via Dead Inside Records. It features a guest solo from King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque.
The track list for the EP is:
1. Evolution’s Failed Design
2. What Mysteries Await
3. Through Time And Space
4. Transformers (Lion Cover)
Check out "Evolution's Failed Design" here: More...
Swedish hard rock act Eclipse drops the new album "Armageddonize" today in North America via Frontiers Records srl. To coincide with the release, the band has also released a music video for the opening track "I Don't Wanna Say I'm Sorry," which is available in the player below.
The track listing for "Armageddonize" is:
1. I Don't Wanna Say I'm Sorry
2. Stand On Your Feet (see music video here)
3. The Storm
4. Blood Enemies
5. Wide Open
6. Live Like I'm Dying
8. Love Bites
9. Caught Up in the Rush
10. On Life - My Life
11. All Died Young More...
Italian thrash act Ultra-Violence released a video studio report on the making of the upcoming new release "Deflect the Flow." The album will be issued on April 27th via Candlelight Records. It was recorded in December 2014 by Simone Mularoni at Domination Recording Studio in San Marino, Italy.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Burning Through The Scars
2. Why So Serious?
3. Gavel's Bang
4. Lost In Decay
5. In The Name Of Your God
6. A Second Birth
7. The Checkered Sun
8. Don't Burn The Witch (Venom cover)
9. The Way I'll Stay
10. Fractal Dimension More...
Norway's Enslaved dropped the first part of a track-by-track series for the upcoming new album "In Times," which is set for release on March 6th (EU), March 9th (UK) and March 10th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. A review for the album can be read at this location.
The track listing for "In Times" is as follows:
1. Thurisaz Dreaming
2. Building With Fire
3. One Thousand Years Of Rain
4. Nauthir Bleeding
5. In Times
Check out the clip here: More...
Australia's Mammoth Mammoth posted a music video for the new track "Lookin' Down the Barrel." The song appears on the new album "Volume IV - Hammered Again," which will be issued via Napalm Records on March 27th (EU) and April 7th (USA/CAN).
The track listing is:
1. Life's a Bitch
2. Lookin' Down the Barrel
3. Electric Sunshine
4. Fuel Injected
5. Black Dog
6. Promised Land
7. Reign Supreme
8. Sick (Of Being Sick)
9. Hammered Again
10. High as a Kite
11. Alcohol (Bonus Track)
Check out "Lookin' Down the Barrel" here: More...
Exhumation's new album "Opus Death" will be released on April 1st , 2015 (Europe/USA) as CD & digital download via Dunkelheit Productions. In anticipation of the upcoming album the band offers a first taste of what "Opus Death" will sound like below.
Says the band's press release: "Exhumation's second opus is ready, and it is colder and more pitiless than the first release. Still it relies on its Eastern Asian roots; but now they are buried underneath a thick layer of classical Death Metal which has an uncanny resemblance to the black metal of the late 80s."
Wardaemonic a black metal band from Perth, Australia, is streaming the first song of their album "Obsequium", titled "Endless War". "Obsequium" is due for release on March 13th, 2015 and will be available for order on Wardaemonic’s Bandcamp page, linked HERE.
You can now check out "Endless War" below.
The Romanian folk/black metal pioneers from Negura Bunget today premiere a new video for "Schimniceste". The track is "Tau"'s epic final song, and the band has prepared some suitably grandiose visuals to go alongside it. The new effort is set for North American release on March 3rd via Lupus Lounge and February 27th in Europe via Prophecy Productions.
You can now check out "Schimniceste" below.
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Ex-Veil of Maya frontman Brandon Butler has joined Lost Origins, a new band featuring four former members of I Declare War. States Brandon about working with his new band: " [I almost] forgot how much I love writing music, without all the pressure of the industry."
Go follow my new band @LostOriginsBand new shit surfacing soon ;)— Brandon Butler (@Bbutler1985) February 22, 2015
Brandon Butler has previously guested on Lost Origins’ track "Fault Tolerance". Check out the track below.
Today Mouth Of The Serpent is officially unloading a new barrage of death metal in the form of the "Bloodrite" single, and we're bringing you the exclusive premiere below!
This new track comes after months of writing, recording, and gigging with the likes of Fallujah, Disgorge, and The Kennedy Veil. The song also heralds an upcoming new full-length album, with further details to be released in the near future.
To go along with the new track, Mouth Of The Serpent is releasing a limited run of 50 damn sexy hand-numbered and engraved Bloodrite herb grinders, so for you death metal fanatics who prefer your shredding riffs and blasting beats in an altered state, head over to the band's website here to claim one of your own.
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