Metal News for February 3, 2013
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25 news articles posted on this day.
Alabama act Forever Awaits has posted the band's full "Vicisviators" EP online, which can be heard via Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. In The Beginning 00:48
2. Nameless 03:12
3. The Hourglass 02:36
4. Ganymede Elegy 04:03
Forever Awaits consists of:
Adam Hendrix - Guitars
Matt Bacon - Guitars
Scott Belcher- Drums
Taylor Simonton- Bass
Ryan Scene - Vocals More...
Parisian act This Deafening Whisper is due to release the "Duodecim" album this coming February 18th, 2013. A new music video for the song "Siren's Strain" is now available online and can be viewed below.
This Deafening Whisper also has the following upcoming March tour dates in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia:
1.03 - Warsaw @ Hidroponica
2.03 - Kiev @ Industrial
3.03 - Kharkiv @ Zhara
4.03 - Penza @ Studio
5.03 - Samara @ Tenebris
6.03 - Ulyanovsk @ Project 111
7.03 - Moscow @ Relax
8.03 - V. Novgorod @ 39
9.03 - Minsk @ Rocker Bar
10.03 - Brest @ Stefa
Phantom has announced the new EP "The Powers That Be" is due for release on February 9th, and can be pre-ordered right here. The song "In Metal" can be heard in the player below, and the full EP's track listing is as follows:
1. The Powers That Be
2. In Metal
3. Keepers Of The Flame
4. Killing Concubine
5. Edge Of The Night / Riker's Beard
6. Citizen Pain
The Gabriel Construct has posted two songs on YouTube from the band's upcoming debut album, "Interior City." Check out "Retreat Underground" and "Subway Dwellers" in the player below.
The Gabriel Construct is the solo venture of Gabriel Lucas Riccio, but Interior City also features Travis Orbin (ex-Periphery, Sky Eats Airplane, Of Legends) on drums and Tom Murphy (ex-Periphery) on bass.
The album was recorded and edited by Garrett Davis (Train, Shinedown, The Devil Wears Prada) and was mixed and mastered by Taylor Larson (Sky Eats Airplane, Life on Repeat, Periphery).
Video footage of Angra's first performance at the Chorus Line Theater aboard the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise is available. Angra enlisted the help of Rhapsody of Fire/Vision Divine vocalist Fabio Lione for the bands two special performances on the floating metal festival.
The videos for "Silence & Distance" (originally from the 1996 "Holy Land" LP) and "Nova Era" (originally from the 2001 "Rebirth" LP) can be seen below. The clips were filmed by Carl "CROMCarl" Frederick for Metal Underground.com as the very first bit of the extensive coverage of the event on the way. Additional videos, reports and photos will be posted soon.
Check out "Silence & Distance" here:
Thurisaz has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:
"We're glad to finally make it official and welcome Bjorn 'Bud' Vandewalle as our new Thurisaz bass buddie!
"Bjorn is a great bass player, with a warm personality and a very enthusiastic attitude, just the way we like it! He also plays in the band 'Omerta' from Bruges and played in several music projects in the past! Bjorn's first live performances will be on March 1st in Wuustwezel and March 16th in Menen, his hometown!" More...
Generichrist has released a new music video for "Nazi In Blue," which can be viewed below. The clip was produced by Josh Antonelli and is the first video from the band in two years.
Founder and front man Tony Anderson states, "We are already throwing ideas around for the next video and plan to start shooting in March and there are also talks for a DVD this year with live footage and some of the old videos and so on its going to be a very busy 2013."
The band is currently finishing two releases - the "Taste Of Death" record that will be released on Horror Pain Gore Productions, and a special edition Asian release titled "House Of Ill Repute" that will be released on AreaDeath Productions/Xmusick china. Both of the new albums will feature guest appearances by horror icon Bill Moseley and the artwork of Mark Cooper. More...
Spanish guitarist Borja Mintegiaga of Baalphegor (not to be confused with Belphegor) will be providing a guest solo on Altar of Pain's upcoming new album. He has now uploaded a YouTube video showcasing the solo, which can be viewed below.
You can also check out the song "Sentient Hive Mind," which will appear on the new Altar of Pain release, right here.
After releasing a music video for the track "Pirates," Barrows is now streaming the full "Imprecari Island" album online. Check out the album in the player below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Wrath of the Sea 08:18
2. Imprecari Island 02:20
3. Red Winds 08:24
4. Obsequies 03:05
5. Lost in the Woods 06:13
6. Vultures 01:14
7. Apparition by Moonlight 06:52
8. Wind in the Sails 01:41
9. Pirates 11:27 More...
Eternal Tears of Sorrow will release a digital 2-track single titled "Dark Alliance" worldwide (excluding Japan and Finland) on February 8th, 2013. The following songs are featured on the single:
1. Dark Alliance
2. Baptized By The Blood Of Angels
The single is a precursor to the band's new album "Saivon Lapsi," which was recorded at the Tico-Tico Studio with Ahti Kortelainen and Janne Tolsa in spring, 2012. It was mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila. The album will be released on February 22nd via Massacre Records. More...
Following the release of latest full-length album "2 Big 2 Fail," Love.Might.Kill has now announced a digital compilation release is coming on March 8th, 2013. The "10 Mighty Killers" track listing is as follows:
2. Pretty Little Mess
3. Restless Heart
4. Caught In A Dream
5. Burn The Night
7. Too Big To Fail
8. Tomorrow Never Comes
9. Brace For Impact
10. The One
"Unblack" metal act ForChristSake will be releasing new album "Apocalyptic Visions of Divine Terror" through Roxx Records this coming May 7th, 2013. The band will be unveiling the artwork and full details piece by piece throughout February, with details available in the promo image below.
Alternative metalcore act A.V.O.K. now has a new video out for "The Truth," taken from the band's "Over The Wall Of Conscience" EP released in 2012. The clip was directed by Francesca Macor and can be viewed below. A.V.O.K. consists of:
Stefano "Red" Beltrame - Vocals, additional guitar
Leonardo Duranti - Guitars, background vocals
Giacomo Campi - Bass
Giacomo Del Torre - Drums, Mandala percussions More...
Ukrainian thrash act Rising Day has posted the band's debut EP "Anger, Hatred and Disgust" online for streaming. Check out the tracks through the widget below or by navigating to the group's Bandcamp page here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Highway Man 03:23
2. Games of Death 04:23
3. Like a Snake 04:08 More...
Svoid has posted a new track online from the band's upcoming album "To Never Return." Check out "Queen Of Those Below" in the YouTube player after the jump. The band also comments:
"Devotees! It is time to announce that on February 1st our first full-length album will be available for order! The unholy work is completed and we are proud to open up the material for the dedicated ones. You know who you are.
"The album will be available also via Ván Records, Sun & Moon Records and Sigillvm Tenebrae Records in a few days, hail them for the true support. Until then you can address us.
"Lets cross the event horizon! Order: contact(at)svoid(dot)hu. Hail Chaos! Hail Satan! Hail Death!" More...
Long Island's grindcore act Buckshot Facelift has proudly released its 3rd album "Elder's Rasp" as a limited edition multicolor 11" vinyl. You can now stream the album online at Bandcamp here or through the player below. The track listing for "Elder's Rasp" is as follows:
1. Elder's Rasp 02:34
2. Lambs Pee Blood 01:44
3. Fergus the Engorger 00:55
4. Boi Boi 03:10
5. Monday Morning Scumbag 01:40
6. Skull Drum Urinal 00:50
7. Across Dead Oceans 03:48
8. 522 Rest 00:29
9. Salt Milk 01:13
10. Touch the Monolith 04:20
11. Giving Acid to a Gorilla Who Knows Sign Language 2012 00:48
12. Carolyst 02:30
13. Vulture Mistress 01:53
14. Pimple Cheese 00:48
15. What Would Lee Do? 02:38
16. Unforgiving Seas of Quetzalcoatl 05:52 More...
After postponing the album several months, Frankenbok is now releasing "Cheers, Beers & Beards" through Fair Dinkum Records.
The album was recorded by Peter "Reggie" Bowman, Cam Mitchell, and Frankenbok at The 'Ol Mill and Screamlouder Studios. Mixing was handled by Peter "Reggie" Bowman and the album was mastered by John Ruberto at Crystal Mastering. The track listing is as follows:
1. Flyblown (3:36)
2. Rebels In The Sewer (2:55)
3. Black Saturday - Instrumental (4:59)
4. Bottom Feeder (2:18)
5. So I Started a Cult (2:20)
6. Cut The Rope (5:26)
7. Victims - Live (3:05)
8. Gone Evil x21 - Live (2:38)
9. Dig- Live (3:21)
10. Triumph - Live (5:22)
The band also commented on upcoming live appearances: "After 40 shows within Australia & New Zealand in 2012, Frankenbok have no intention of slowing down this year. Stay tuned for a tour announcent of around 20 shows between FEB & JUN 2013. Much of the tour will be in conjunction with 3 of Melbourne's finest heavy acts..."
Metal Kaoz recently conducted an interview with Dave Sherman (ex-Spirit Caravan, Earthride) who talked about his new band, Weed is Weed, and the group's future touring plans. Dave also revealed that there is a talk with Scott "Wino" Weinrich about an upcoming Spirit Caravan reunion. An excerpt follows:
Metal Kaoz: I know WEED IS WEED has played several Maryland based shows over the years, but now with a properly released full length album on the horizon, are there any plans to take the band on the road in 2013 for an extended period of time?
Yes! We want to tour as much as we can for this record to get the name out there, so we are booking as many shows as we can for 2013.
Metal Koaz: Sherm, you've been a fixture in the Maryland/DC Doom scene from the start, and have shared the stage with everyone from Wino and Hank III to SOURVEIN and just recently CLUTCH. Have you ever given any thought to doing a solo record? I can't even begin to imagine the all-star lineup you could assemble! More...
Read the full article at Metal Kaoz.
Guitarist Martin Hastrup of Denmark's Opiate has checked in with the following announcement about the band taking time off from live shows to write new material:
"Hi Everybody! For the next 3-4 months I will be backpacking my way through Asia, which means that I will be taking a break from my guitar-wielding duties in Opiate.
"This also means that there won't be any shows until the summer, where we hopefully will get to play a lot of concerts for all of you crazy people out there! In the mean time, the rest of the band will focus on writing new awesome (7-string) tunes, so I will have some new stuff to learn when I come home.
"I hope you all have a great spring, and I'll be seeing you all at our shows this summer!" More...
Kreator has checked in with the following-post cruise update from the 70,000 Tons of Metal floating festival:
"More then 2000 sisters and brothers in spirit on a metal cruise ship. Thank you for making the 70k tons of metal a lifetime experience for us. Great bands, many old friends and lots of new ones from all over the world.
"We hope you enjoyed our sets and the rare tracks we dug out for you as much as we did. Check out a cool video from the cruise plus a jam with Doro, Mille and some friends playing a Judas Priest classic below."
Stay tuned for Metalunderground.com's own coverage of the metal cruise coming soon. More...
Andy Winter is behind several noteworthy releases in the more progressive and avant-garde spectrum of the Norwegian post-black metal scene, and now he has released his own new album "Incomprehensible."
The album was produced by Andy Winter himself, mixed by Shaun Thingvold, mastered by Maor Appelbaum, and features artwork by Travis Smith. Samples from all the tracks on the album are now available for streaming via Amazon here.
The track listing is as follows (guest musician appearances listed in parentheses):
1. Reversed Psychological Patterns (Agnete M. Kirkevaag of Madder Mortem)
2. My Illusions Are My Own (John Haughm of Agalloch)
3. Perfection Is The Blank Page (Kjetil Nordhus of Tristania, Trail of Tears & Green Carnation)
4. Somewhere Else To Disappear (Dan Swanö of Nightingale & Bloodbath)
5. Through The Eyes Of A Surrealist (Lars A. Nedland of Borknagar, Solefald & Age of Silence)
6. Far Beyond Autopilot (Heidi S. Tveitan of Star of Ash & Peccatum)
7. The Transversal Conjecture (Paul Kuhr of Novembers Doom & Subterranean Masquerade)
8. Back To Square Two (Lars E. Si of Winds, Before the Dawn & Sensa Anima) More...
Syrian death metal act Netherion has released a music video for the song "Catastrophic Reality," which comes off the band's debut album "Sphere of Terror," released in 2012. Check out the video clip below, or hear more from Netherion at the band's Facebook profile here.
British thrash metal rarely ever gets much of a mention whenever the genre is discussed. But a little bit of research (or if you don’t like reading, a new documentary film,) will show that there were plenty of quality thrash bands from the British thrash scene, and among the finest were Acid Reign. Acid Reign were formed in 1985 in the Yorkshire town of Harrogate by vocalist Howard "H" Smith, guitarist Gary "Gaz" Jennings, bass player Ian Gangwer and drummer Mark Ramsey Wharton. After slogging it out in small venues for two years, the group were able to record a demo entitled, "Moshkinstein" in 1987, which attracted the attention of Under One Flag Records (a subsidiary of Music For Nations which specialised in thrash metal and home of one of Britain’s most popular thrash bands, Onslaught.) They re-released the "Moshkinstein" demo through the label as an EP, which helped the group to secure support slots for other cult thrash metal stars such as Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam and Nuclear Assault, as well as Bay Area kings Exodus, striking up a friendship with the latter two.
Following the tour with Nuclear Assault, the band were finally able to release their debut full length album, "The Fear" in 1989. The album was something of an underground success, peaking at number ten on the UK Indie Charts and another tour with Nuclear Assault soon followed, taking the band across Europe, before they embarked on a tour with Dark Angel and Swedish doom metal act Candlemass. More...
Following the release of "Unspoken," gothic act Resonance Room will now present latest album "Untouchable Failure," due out March 18th through My Kingdom Music.
According to a press release, "Untouchable Failure" will "present a continuation of the heaviness, depth & atmosphere of the previous album, with a more multi-dimensional effort, waltzing between great prog moments, heavy doom passages, and the classic melodic and decadent anthems of Swedish dark Gothic music."
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Great Insomnia
2. Cages Of Dust
3. So Precious
4. New Life
5. Naivety And Oblivion
6. Outside The Maze
7. A Picture
8. Unending Loss
10. Faded More...
Megadeth is currently in the studio working on a new release and has now posted another video update online.
Watch the clip below of Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Shawn Drover, and Chris Broderick recording tracks for album #14 at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California during mid-January 2013.
This pending release will follow the band's last full-length album "Th1rt3en" (reviewed here).