Metal News for February 4, 2012
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30 news articles posted on this day.
Emmure has released a new live performance music video for the track “Drug Dealer Friend.” Check out the video below.
The group will support the recently announced album, "Slave To The Game" (out 4/10), with a full North American tour this spring. The band was also announced to perform at Bamboozle on 5/19.
Emmure's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
French extreme doom/death metal band Ataraxie recently put out a double CD, "Project X," to celebrate ten years of existence on Weird Truth (CD)/Ostra Records (LP). Tracks from that CD are streaming over on MySpace. The double album is basically a re-recorded version of "The Other Path" demo, plus some live footage and a couple of new songs. Below is an upload of the song "Eternal Sufferings," one of a few videos from "Project X" on YouTube. Ataraxie will next be playing live with fellow French band Cult of Occult and the U.K. band The Wounded Kings at Les Combustibles in Paris, France on March 1st.
Christian death metal act The Burial has issued the following announcement about signing with Facedown Records:
"We are stoked to announce we have signed with Facedown Records and will be releasing our new album 'Lights and Perfections' 3-27-12. Here is a new song, finally! Please share this everywhere!"
Houston progressive instrumentalists Scale the Summit are currently leveling stages across the U.S. on their first ever headlining tour with support provided by Elitist. Dubbed "Their Strings Are Voices" tour 2012, the trek is a week and a half in.
Commented guitarist Chris Letchford from the road: “Our Their Strings Are Voices headlining tour has been a blast so far. It’s great to see everyone really excited about us playing an 80-minute set and still want more when we're finished! Looking forward to the next few weeks on this tour!”
Scale the Summit is touring in support of "The Collective," released last year via Prosthetic Records. "The" Collective was recorded in late 2010 at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder). Prosthetic Records recently issued "The Collective on vinyl," and the LP — limited to 500 copies on high-quality 180-gram wax — is available now at the Prosthetic Store and features enhanced cover art as well as bonus track, “Redwoods,” initially only available on the Japanese version of the release. The track is currently streaming at MetalSucks here.
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Analogies has released a new all-instrumental EP titled "Broadcasting." You can stream the entire EP via Bandcamp or through the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Promises Pt.1 (Instrumental)
2. Deja Vu (Instrumental)
3. Remember When (Instrumental)
4. Broadcasting (Instrumental)
Iowa City metal act Blizzard at Sea is excited to announce a music video to accompany the entirety of the band's debut album "Invariance." Conceptualized, filmed, and edited by guitarist/vocalist Steven Douglas Ross, the video will run approximately 30 minutes and will be released in March. A teaser trailer can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"Blizzard at Sea is a band that believes in what they do, and that nothing is more worthwhile, rewarding, and fun than giving it their all. Focused like a laser on the head of a pin, they have released a demo; recorded and released Invariance; and played shows around the midwest in support of bands such as 3 Inches of Blood, Skeletonwitch, Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, Horseback, and many more - all in less than a years time. And now, after more than six months of labor, they are ready to present the culmination of their efforts to date." More...
Footage has been posted online of Annihilator performing live, which was filmed on the high seas on January 25th, 2012 on board the 70,000 of Metal Cruise, live in the A Chorus Line theater on the Royal Caribbean Ship Majesty Of The Seas. Check out the footage below.
The newly formed act A Cancerous Affair has posted an introduction video clip online, which can be viewed below. A Cancerous Affair is:
Kris Norris + Ryan Parrish (Darkest Hour)
Kristen Randall (Winds of Plague)
Dave Sheldon (Annihilator)
Pat Kavanaugh (Still with Threat Signal)
Nightfire has posted a new music video online for the track "Paths of the Formless," taken from the album "Penumbra." Check out the video clip below. The entire "Penumbra" album is also still available for streaming at this location.
U.K. based black metallers Deuteronomy have posted the following update online about the recording process for a new album:
"Greetings everyone,The mixing process on the guitars/bass and drums has been complete. Everything sounds massive and brutal and we are extremely satisfied.
"On late February we will record the vocals and then complete the mixing of the album. Also on late February an HQ drum video will be uploaded. Stay tuned."
Check out additional details on Deuteronomy by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Every week EPICA is releasing a video teaser with a layer of new music. Last week you could hear Arien Van Weesenbeek's drums and Yves Huts' bass, this week the band adds in the rhythm guitars from Mark Jansen & Isaac Delahaye.
On March 9th 2012 (March 13th in the US) Epica will release a fifth studio album, "Requiem for the Indifferent," through Nuclear Blast. This sample is taken from the opening track "Monopoly on Truth." More...
3 Inches of Blood will be releasing the new album, "Long Live Heavy Metal," on March 27th, 2012 in North America and March 26th in Europe. A track from the album, titled "Leather Lord," can now be heard online via RockHard.de at this location.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Metal Woman
2. My Sword Will Not Sleep
3. Leather Lord
4. Chief and the Blade
5. Dark Messenger
6. Look Out
7. 4000 Torches
8. Leave it on the Ice
9. Die for Gold (Upon the Boiling Sea IV)
10. Storming Juno
11. Men of Fortune
12. One for the Ditch
Red Bank, New Jersey's Caricature has uploaded a video clip of Joseph Spiller tracking vocals for the album version of "Birth By Sleep," off of the band's forthcoming debut album "The Sound of One Man's World Collapsing." Check out the footage below, or find more on Caricature via Facebook here.
Sweden's Fetus Stench is currently streaming a new song from the upcoming "Stillbirth" album online. Check out the track "The Outer Island" in the YouTube player below. "Stillbirth" is set to be released through Abyss Records this spring.
Iced Earth front man Jon Schaffer has posted a video clip online answering questions submitted by Iranian fans. Check out the footage below.
Metalunderground.com was also recently on hand for an Iced Earth/Symphony X/Warbringer show in Connecticut, with a full report available at this location.
U.K. metal band Bloodworks has posted an excerpt from an upcoming new song online, which you can hear in the player below. The band also commented:
"Hey guys, check this out! A rough version of the guitars for a brand new song I have been working on the last few days, let us know what you think. Also remember Sonic Obliteration 2012 is tomorrow!"
The Algorithm has posted a play through video clip online for the song "tr0jans" (featuring Mike Malyan), which was filmed during rehearsals for the Basick Records Showcase show at Camden Barfly on February 6th, 2012. Check out the footage below.
Footage has been posted online of drummer Hannes Grossmann (also of technical metal titans Obscura) playing through the song "Ingesting Blatteria" by Blotted Science. Check out the footage below.
Almah has confirmed its first show of 2012: the band will play at Metal Open Air taking place in São Luís, Maranhão (Brazil) on the 20th - 22nd of April. The cast of the festival will include more than 40 bands from Brazil and abroad such as Megadeth, Anthrax, Blind Guardian, Fear Factory, Grave Digger, Venom, U.D.O., Obituary, Exodus, Destruction, Symphony X, Andre Matos, Shaman Korzus among others.
According to Edu Falaschi: "We are very happy to participate in the first Metal Open Air. Such event will be a milestone for Brazil and I'm very happy that all our great bands will take part in such an important event sharing stage with many cool international bands and having the same opportunities and conditions! It will be a unique moment for all of us and we'll show once again that our public is the best audience in the world!"
More information about Almah at Metal Open Air and other news of the band are coming soon. Check out the official website of the event here.
Almah released its third studio full-length "Motion" via AFM Records (October 14th 2011 / Europe, January 17th 2012 / North America). The album was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil at Norcal Studios in May-June 2011 and mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES) in July.
The new Severed Fifth album "Liberate" is now available for streaming or free download via the band's official website.
The album features 11 tracks recorded with Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Exodus) at Trident Studios bears the following track listing:
1. End Of Days
2. Machines Of War
3. Fight Philosophy
4. They Prey
7. Forgotten Heroes
8. Foretold Revelation
10. Drill Down
11. Politicold More...
Spain's Omission has posted a photo collage video clip online for the song "Northmen Wrath," which can be found after the jump. "Northmen Wrath" is taken from the "Merciless Jaws From Hell" album. The track listing is as follows:
1. Erotic Nightmares
2. A Field Sowed Of Coffins
3. Northmen Wrath
4. We Are The Dead
5. Architects Of Fear
6. Fuckin' Alone
7. The Light In My Dark
8. Here We Stand
9. Day Of Your Death Arrives...
10. You Can't Hide
11. Ianus Rex Infernorum More...
The Darkness has added three more dates to it's U.S. tour and has premiered it's new animated video "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us," which we have posted below. The band is offering the single as a download by going over to The Darkness' official website. The Darkness will finally be releasing a it's full-length third album later in 2012. This tour marks the first time The Darkness has returned to U.S. soil in eight years.
2/4 – New York @ Irving Plaza – SOLD OUT
2/6 – New York @ Irving Plaza
2/7 – Philadelphia @ Trocadero
2/8 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT
2/10 – Detroit @ St Andrew’s Hall – SOLD OUT
2/11 – Chicago @ Metro – SOLD OUT
2/12 – Minneapolis @ First Avenue
2/15 – Denver @ Summit
2/17 – Las Vegas @ House of Blues
2/18 – Phoenix @ Celebrity Theatre
2/19 – Los Angeles @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip – SOLD OUT
2/21 – San Francisco @ Fillmore
2/23 – Portland @ Roseland Theater
2/24 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom
2/25 – Seattle @ Neptune Theater More...
Swiss folk band Eluveitie posted the new music video for the song "A Rose For Epona." The song appears on the band's new LP "Helvetios," which is scheduled for release on February 10, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America/Rest of World). The music video was produced by the Polish company Grupa13.
Check out "A Rose For Epona" here:
Female fronted Japanese power/symphonic metal quintet Liv Moon is streaming tracks from it's album "Symphonic Moon" at this location. Since the album is not readily available through most channels, Liv Moon has posted a download link on it's Facebook wall so that you may listen to it. Below is a video upload for the track "Amen!" from the "Symphonic Moon" release.
Polish folk metal band Lord Wind, the creative endeavor of Rob Darken, is releasing it's new one "Ales Stenar" on Wolftyr shortly. Alruna will be playing fiddle on some tracks, and the album is heavily influenced by Conan The Barbarian.
The cover art has been revealed, and so have the names of two of the songs - "Cult of Set" and the title track. You may stream material from Lord Wind over on MySpace and check out the video upload of the title track below. More...
Dutch blackened thrash/death metal band Onheil proudly presents the new music video for "The Fallen Kingdom," which can be viewed below. This is a track from the group's latest album "Razro," released by German metal specialists Cyclone Empire.
This video marks the ends of the period concerning Onheil's lastest album, and shows footage shot during the last few years, starting with Onheil's first live shows after reforming in 2007, going through the recordings and release of "Razor" in 2009, and touring activities in the following years.
Onheil would like to dedicate this video to all the metal maniacs met on the road. Singer/guitarist Amok added, “For us a good audience makes or breaks a live show. And luckily we have lot of crazy bastards out there supporting Onheil! Cheers to you all!” More...
Californian metallers Blessed Curse have posted a teaser trailer online for the band's self-titled album, being released in Europe via Cyclone Empire. Check out the trailer below, or find more information on Blessed Curse via Facebook.
Jordan based death/doom act Falling Leaves has announced the following news:
"Due to choices made by Falling Leaves keyboardist, Hussam Hadad, in both his personal and professional life, Falling Leaves and Hussam Hadad, have decided to mutually part ways. We wish Hussam the best in his future endeavors.
"Falling Leaves is pleased to announce our newest addition, and replacement for Hussam Hadad. Our new Keyboardist is Maria Zvyagina, a Russian musician who has performed with bands such as Wine from Tears and Erynium. We’re looking forward to the future!"
Falling Leaves recently posted a teaser clip online for the band's "Mournful Cry of a Dying Sun" album, which can be found here.
New York metal act Grey Skies Fallen has posted an extended version online of the band's single "The Visionary," which can be heard via Facebook. Grey Skies Fallen also commented:
"As promised, here's the extended version of The Visionary. We all forgot about this intro, but looking back, we should've kept it in. What do you guys think?"
Missoula, Montana based dark metal act Walking Corpse Syndrome, which features two drummers and a violin player among its lineup, has now issued the following brief announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist:
"Unfortunately, Michael Phlegm is no longer singing with Walking Corpse Syndrome. We apologize that we can't share more information, but if you would like to audition for singing, please email WCS at contact
You can check out Walking Corpse Syndrome's music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.