Metal News for February 7, 2013
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This week we have videos that mix well with acid, crazy eyes, ninjas, and the band Krokus. Yes, that Krokus. More...
Kozeljnik will be releasing new MCD "Null: The Acheron of Multiform Negation" this coming February 19th, 2013. Prior to the release, the band has now made its second album "Deeper the Fall" available for streaming in its entirety. Check out the songs below. Kozeljnik also comments:
"Our second opus, in its entirety, will from this moment on be available for digital download via official Kozeljnik bandcamp page, this we give as a rotten present to all those who missed their chance of getting acquainted with it. Sold out release from Paragon Records and a true manifest of Death."
The "Deeper The Fall" track listing is as follows:
1. ThetruthisDeath. 07:26
2. The All-consuming 06:33
3. Void to Final Consumption 07:25
4. Deeper the Fall 09:10
5. Breeding the Apocalypse 04:08
6. A.o.t.U. 07:03 More...
Pitchfork is presenting the exclusive premiere of "New Fortunes," a song off Old Wounds' upcoming album, "From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest." Listen to the song at this location.
Pitchfork's Grayson Currin calls the song "an ironically named burst from New Jersey crossover aggressors Old Wounds that's actually about being so heartbroken you set the world on fire. The trio emerges irate here, lashing ahead at a furious hardcore clip alongside screams about tears and disappointment, selfishness and heartlessness... 'New Fortunes' pairs the maudlin pages of high school diaries with a grown-ass band's concision and power."
"From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest" was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell) and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (Magrudergrind, Toxic Holocaust). Out February 26th on Glory Kid Ltd, the album can be pre-ordered now.
Old Wounds hit the road in March for a full U.S. tour that sees the group team up with Full of Hell, Vices, and more, along with a couple of shows with Cro-Mags and Ringworm. More...
On the 24th of February, Swallow the Sun writer and guitarist Juha Raivio's female-fronted side project Trees of Eternity will enter Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
On this debut album, the band will be working with producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Daylight Dies, Swallow the Sun, Draconian, Soilwork etc etc) as well as recording engineer Johan Örnborg.
This first leg of the studio will be for recording drums, played by Kai Hahto (Swallow the Sun, Wintersun). During March the rest of the instruments will be recorded, with further details to be announced soon. Along with this news, Trees of Eternity have also made a promo video for the group's (only) acoustic song "Sinking Ships." Check it out below. More...
Symphony Of Symbols has posted the band's first music video online for the song "Things That Only The Magus Knows," which comes off the band's second album "Stupefying Beliefs." Check out the video below, or find more info on the band over at Facebook here.
Southern California's Psychothermia is set to unleash debut album "Fall to the Rising Sun" tomorrow. In celebration of the album's release, Psychothermia has teamed up with Metal Insider for an exclusive stream of the entire album. Listen to "Fall to the Rising Sun" right here or through the widgets below.
In support of the new album, Psychothermia will be hitting the road this March. The tour kicks off March 8th in Phoenix, AZ and is currently slated to run through 3/22 in Albuquerque, NM. The band will also be appearing at this year's SXSW Music Festival on 3/16.
3/8: Phoenix, AZ @ 910 Live
3/10: San Angelo, TX @ The Deadhorse
3/13: Austin, TX @ Hoek's Death Metal Pizza
3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Zombies
3/15: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
3/16: Austin, TX @ Bayou Lounge (LAND SHARK Showcase) - Early
3/16: Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club - Late
3/17: Arlington, TX @ Six Flags Over Texas
3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Ole Memorial Lounge
3/19: Lubbock, TX @ Depot District O-Bar
3/20: Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
3/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge More...
Batillus will release new album "Concrete Sustain" this coming March 19th, 2013. The band has now posted the opening track from the album online for streaming. Check out the song via Pitchfork.com here.
The album's track listing is as follows:
6. Thorns More...
No Clean Singing is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Man Kills God Too,” the sixth track from Scent of Death's recently released second album, “Of Martyrs's Agony and Hate.” Listen to this brutal song right here. The following press release was issued about the album:
"The follow-up to 'Woven in the Book of Hate' displays the solidification necessary to take the band to the next level. The Spaniards have been doing their thing for a long time and it shows as they blast with the same brutal intensity and technical dexterity as bands like Immolation, Origin, Morbid Angel and Behemoth.
"This is some serious death metal that will surely appeal to all fans of intense and downright brutal extreme music. The album can be ordered in various formats from the band directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org." More...
Italian progressive metal troupe Kingcrow proudly announces the band’s forthcoming return to North America this Spring. Dates are available below.
Kingcrow’s fifth studio full-length "In Crescendo" is nearing release this Tuesday, February 12th via prog linchpin Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge. Produced by the band at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, the massive album was then mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Today Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles has hosted an exclusive stream of “This Ain't Another Love Song,” the second track from In Crescendo. Listen to it right here.
After a triumphant display at 2012’s massive annual ProgPower USA festival, Kingcrow will return to the continent in support of "In Crescendo." The trek will begin April 28th with a one-off in Atlanta, Georgia, before hooking up with Pain Of Salvation for the main tour. With more dates still being locked down, the tour will traverse through Virginia and Maryland before hitting the annual RosFest in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania alongside The Flower Kings, Shadow Gallery, Riverside and more. More...
Revel In Flesh has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:
"It's time to unveil the secret: The 2nd Revel In Flesh album will be entitled 'Manifested Darkness' and it will be unleashed upon mankind through our label FDA REKOTZ on 12th of April (CD / Download) and 26th of April (Vinyl).
"More info on special editions etc. will follow. See here as an appetizer a view on the cover artwork done by our comrade in RIF crime: Juanjo Castellano!!! Thanks for another masterpiece of Death Metal Art!" More...
Slamming death metal squad Devourment has posted a song online from pending fifth album "Conceived In Sewage." Check out the track "Parasitic Devourment" via Loudwire.com here.
Devourment has also completed filming a new video for “Parasitic Eruption” with director Lior Spirer, which will be available near the album’s street date, nearing release on February 19th in North America, February 22nd in Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, and February 25th in the UK and rest of the world.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Legalize Homicide
2. Fifty Ton War Machine
3. Conceived In Sewage
4. Fucked With Rats
5. March to Megiddo
6. Today We Die, Tomorrow We Kill
7. Heaving Acid
8. Carved Into Ecstasy
9. Parasitic Eruption
You can catch Devourment live:
3/15/2013 The Place Bar and Lounge - Brooklyn, NY w/ Internal Bleeding, Malignancy, more
3/16/2013 Gunners Run - Philadelphia, PA @ The Philly Infest w/ Brutal Truth, Phobia, Master
6/15/2013 The Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Deathfest w/ Defeated Sanity, Regurgitation, Infernal Dominion, Embalmer
Swedish death metal monsters Hypocrisy have just released a first trailer for their upcoming album "End of Disclosure."
The video resulted from the listening session of the new album, which took place at the Abyss Studios in Sweden on January 12th, and shows the first impressions of the international press. Check it out below.
Desecrated Sphere has posted footage online from the recording of the band's new album "Emancipate," which is scheduled to be released in the second semester of 2013. Check out the bass recording footage below.
The band also previously commented, "In case you've been wondering what we've been up to, these last three months we were totally focused on the recording sessions of our second full length album, to be titled 'Emancipate.' This album was once again recorded at Area Livre Studio with producer Tomaz Ribeiro and mixed and mastered by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio."
U.K. mainstays and international cult act Cathedral has released the band's first new recorded material in three years via Decibel Magazine's subscriber-only Decibel Flexi Series.
The song, "Vengeance of the Blind Dead," can be heard in the flexi included in this month's issue, which hits newsstands tomorrow. The track is also streaming on Decibel's SoundCloud page right here.
Additionally, Cathedral will be the featured cover story for Decibel Magazine's May issue, on newsstands in April. The feature will highlight the band's storied career, as well as discuss final studio release, "The Last Spire." More info on "The Last Spire," including cover art and music will be available shortly. The album is scheduled for worldwide release this April/May. More...
Blodarv will be releasing the new live DVD "A Doorway Between Worlds." The following press release was issued about the upcoming DVD:
"It’s not easy for 'underground' bands to release DVD’s. Without major labels behind them who have money to invest in their roster, it’s pretty much a dream for the majority of bands, no matter how much demand there is from fans who are weary of trying to watch their favourite bands on YouTube, at the mercy of the vagaries of their internet connections and with poor sound quality. So Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have taken matters into their own hands, and released a DVD themselves, but in a format that self-financing would permit: DVD-r.
"Titled 'A Doorway Between Worlds' Chapter 1, the DVD contains videos for tracks from Blodarv’s albums 'Soulcollector,' 'Linaria Amlech,' 'Civitas Diaboli,' and the newly released 'Gâst,' as well as a live recording from their show at Club Brutal, in Aarhus Denmark, filmed in December of last year. The DVD will be available exclusively through the band’s webshop at this location."
The videos featured on the “A Doorway Between Worlds," which is DVD player and PC compatible and is limited to 666 hand-numbered copies, are as follows:
1. A Snowy Night In November (Music Video)
2. I Blaek Og Blod (Music Video)
3. Blood red Rocks (Live Video)
4. Empty Fucking Life (Music Video)
5. Civitas Diaboli (Music Video)
6. Heksen Nitiria Amlech (Musik Video)
7. Those Who Speaks In Minds (Slide W Live Pics)
8. Langt Vaek Fra Livet (Slide W Live Pics) More...
London blackened death metal act Sidious will be releasing the "Ascension To The Throne Ov Self" EP on digital and CD format this coming May 6th (UK) and May 7th (FR, BE, Canada, & US) via Kaotoxin Records. The label also commented:
"We are delighted to announce the addition of almighty UK-based Sidious to the label's roster. The band features two Eye Of Solitude members in its line-up and plays an insanely heavy brand of Blackened Death Metal that will delight the fans of Behemoth and Zyklon, topping in with dark orchestral parts.
"Their debut EP, produced by Russ Russell (Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death, Lock Up...) will be released in May and they'll embark on an European tour with Eye Of Solitude in June."
Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates and a new album from DevilDriver:
"There’s no excuse to miss Devildriver on their upcoming European tour, which kicks off in Oulu, Finland on Saturday, February 9th!
"Be ready, when Dez and his crew come to your town! Updates with regard to the new studio effort will be issued soon. The new long player by the Los Angeles metal outfit is tentatively scheduled for a worldwide release in August 2013!"
Co-Headliner Cannibal Corpse, Support by The Black Dahlia Murder and Winds of Plague: More...
Melbourne, Australia's prog metal act Circadian Pulse has released the new EP "In The Blink Of An Eye," and now a teaser trailer for the EP can be heard below. Ordering information is available over at the band's official website here.
The "In The Blink Of An Eye" track listing is as follows:
1. No Return 10:28
2. Hourglass 07:05
3. Without Love 04:49
4. Sea of Sand 01:46
5. Failed by a System 06:22 More...
Moldova's Abnormyndeffect has made available for free download two new songs from the band's second full-length album "Curtea Suprema" ("Supreme Court").
You can stream the song "Om Pur Instic" in the player below, or listen to the track "In Noapte" at Bandcamp here.
The album will be released on February 22nd, 2013 through Imbecil Entertainment Records / Eclectic Productions. The artwork was designed by Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13media (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, Darkthrone, Demonical, Grave etc). The track list & more details regarding the album will be revealed soon. More...
As They Burn has joined forces with Metal Hammer to premiere a new track titled “F.R.E.A.K.S,” taken from the band's forthcoming album "Will, Love, Life," due out February 19th.
French act Sutrah is currently working on a new album, and the band has also now made its 2012 EP available for free streaming and download. Get the tracks at Bandcamp here or listen through the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. S.U.T.R.A.H 03:59
2. Ben's song 05:15
3. Aebone 04:59
4. By Ourselves + Lost 09:45 More...
Purveyors of East Coast metal, Orchid’s Curse, have revealed the album art and track listing for upcoming third album "Words," which will be released by Diminished Fifth Records on Tuesday, March 26th.
"Words" was recorded at Codapop studios in Halifax, engineered by Erien Eady-Ward, and producer Jason Vautour (Pith). Mixing was handled by Vancouver native Shaun Thingvold (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour, SYL, Etc.) and mastered by North Carolina’s Jamie King (BTBAM, Glass Casket, Etc.).
The album art was once again created by the band’s lead guitarist Keith MacLeod who also did the art for the band's 2010 release "Voices: The Tales of Broken Men." The band has released the following statement:
"We are incredibly excited to release our third album. We worked tirelessly to write what we believe to be our best effort yet, and we assembled one of the most hard working, and most dedicated group of people to help put this together and hope that all of the fans old and new enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it."
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Hellthrasher Productions has issued the following announcement about reissuing the "Denouement" album by Abyssal in physical format:
"We are very excited to announce that we will be handling an official CD & LP reissue of Abyssal [UK] – 'Denouement' full-length. The band has recently released a follow-up album 'Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius,' which also will be officially re-released through Profound Lore Records.
"Both albums are top-notch examples of atmospheric, technical black/death metal in the vein of Portal and Mitochondrion merged with a bit of Incantation, while still being refreshing and unique in their own way.
"They were primarily self-released by the band itself in a small homemade edition and now, thanks to Profound Lore and Hellthrasher, they will be available as official label releases. More information shortly! In the meantime, check the opening track below." More...
EnChanTya has teamed up with Cameraman Metálico and Rui M Leal to present you with a brand new video clip for the title song off latest album "Dark Rising." Check out the clip below, or you can order the "Dark Rising" album right here.
Swedish blackened punks Death Wolf are now giving fans another taste of their new album,
"II: Black Armoured Death," with the premiere of the track "Noche De Brujas." Check out the song in the player below or over at the band's Facebook profile here. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Noche De Brujas
2. World Serpent
3. Lord Of Putrefaction
4. Darkness Of Hel
5. Sudden Bloodletter
6. Malice Striker
7. Night Stalker
8. Luciferian Blood Covenant
9. Black Armoured Death
10. Death Wolf March
11. Little Black Angel (Death in June cover)
12. Snake Mountain
13. Rothenburg More...
Dutch death metal veterans Pestilence has announced that they have signed a worldwide record deal with European label, Candlelight Records, through which they will release their forthcoming seventh album, "Obsideo." Speaking on the partnership, the band stated:
"Pestilence is very excited to announce that they have signed a recording deal with Candlelight Records. We feel that our new material is very special and innovative and that it needs the back up of a solid company like Candlelight to get it out there to the metal world."
Frontman Patrick Mameli also elaborated further on, "Obsideo," which marks the first Pestilence record to feature new members George Maier and Australian drummer Dave Haley:
"Pestilence is chuffed to have Dave Haley in the lineup. Dave is one of the five best extreme drummers in the world, and his talent brings Pestilence to new levels that couldn't be reached otherwise. Georg Maier is a young and talented bass player that will turn some heads. Both guys are really down to earth and real easy going. Of course, Patrick Uterwijk is my most respectable and long-going friend and musician."
There is as of yet no release date confirmed for, "Obsideo" but it will feature the following lineup:
Patrick Mameli – Lead guitar/Vocals
Patrick Uterwijk – Lead guitar
Georg Baier - Bass
David Haley - Drums
German legendary thrash act Sodom
"In recent months, vocalist/bassist Tom Angelripper, guitarist Bernemann and their new drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald recorded a total of twelve new tracks (plus a Motörhead cover) which present Sodom as more diverse and multi-faceted than ever. 'Epitome Of Torture features not only your typical Sodom fare, but also two or three numbers which are slightly more moderate and melodic than what people have come to expect from us,' Tom Angelripper explains, 'so wait and see!'
"'Epitome Of Torture' was produced by Waldemar Sorychta, whose expertise as a sound engineer and audio magician thoroughly benefited Sodom’s 2010 release 'In War And Pieces.' Tom Angelripper [commented]: 'Waldemar is a true authority. He doesn’t let you get away with anything, he knows all our weak spots. Which occasionally makes working at the studio a little demanding, but at the end of the day it’s all worthwhile, as the result shows.' The Sodom frontman describes the sound on 'Epitome Of Torture' as 'hard-as-nails and contemporary, without ignoring our tried-and-tested old-school attitude.'
"The new album will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition DigiPak including two bonus tracks and a poster, in a regular jewel case, as a double gatefold vinyl including three bonus tracks and for download. The cover artwork featuring Sodom‘s popular 'Knarrenheinz' logo was developed by graphic designer Meran Karanitant, who has caused a stir with his work for Six Feet Under, Hatebreed and Dimmu Borgir, among others. More...
Portland thrashers Toxic Holocaust posted a preview clip of the new track "Metal Attack." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming new compilation release "From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction." The album is scheduled for a bomb drop on March 29th (GER/BENELUX), April 1st (EU) and April 2nd (US) via Relapse Records.
Check out the clip here:
Norweigian progressive metal act In Vain posted the second part in a series of in studio diary footage as the band records the new LP "Ænigma," its third. The album is set for release on March 11, 2013 via Indie Recordings. The first report can be seen over at this location.
The track listing for "Ænigma" is as follows:
1. Against The Grain
2. Image Of Time
3. Southern Shores
4. Hymne Til Havet
5. Culmination Of The Enigma
6. Times Of Yore
7. Rise Against
8. To The Core
9. Floating On The Murmuring Tide
Check out the part two here: More...
Venezuelan symphonic metal act Nota Profana, featuring Ex-Haggard/Ex-Equilibrium vocalist Gaby Koss, will self-release the band's sophomore effort "The Devil's Playground" on February 16, 2013. Nota Profana was founded in 2005 as a Haggard cover band and in 2008 released its debut original album "Violent Whispers." More information on the new album and the band can be found over at its official Facebook Page.
The track listing for "The Devil's Playground" is as follows:
2. A Warning and a Dream
3. The Lake
4. In the Footsteps of Fear* (*Binaural recording)
5. Going Home
7. In the Asylum
8. Unending Sorrow (Demise & Release)
9. The Grove (Bonus Track)
10. Beethoven 7th Symphony - Allegretto (Bonus Track)
11. Dies Irae (Bonus Track) More...
Brazilian act Dynahead has revealed the cover artwork for the band's third album "Chordata I," which was designed by Chris Panatier and can be viewed below.
The "Chordata I" album is the first of a two-part conceptual piece based on biological evolution. Two songs will become available for streaming in the next few weeks. "Chordata I" and its predecessors "YOUniverse" (2011) and "Antigen" (2009) were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Caio Duarte at his BroadBand Studio in Brazil.
The Brazilian digipak version will be released on MSMetal Records/Voice Music, and the digital version will be out on February 14th via Digmetalworld Records. Singer/Producer Caio Duarte commented:
"Dynahead is known for producing all of its own material, the band stays proudly away from commercial pressures or passing trends by valuing aesthetically richness and musical dynamics, the band collected an outstanding reputation with critics, rare even among signed bands. Chordata I is part of two albums and both parts are scheduled, the first one in 2013, and Chordata II in 2014." More...
Romania's Negura Bunget has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with keyboardist Inia Dinia and vocalist Chakravartin:
"With a sad heart we have to announce that another major chapter in the history of Negura Bunget has ended. Long time member Inia Dinia is no longer part of the band. It was her decision alone to leave Negura Bunget in pursuit of other musical and personal paths and we can't but respect her choice. We thank her for everything she put in the band over the years and hope her musical path will only grow further in the future.
"In related context singer Chakravartin is also no longer member of Negura Bunget. Different personal and musical reasons untangled our paths. We wish his good luck as well on their future endeavors! Even more changes within the band are likely to occur as well in the near future.
"As things happened a bit unexpected our plans for the immediate future, namely an EP as presentation of the new album, and a Southern European tour in April/May, are hanging in the air for the moment. We will make a decision about everything in the following days.
"This is definitely a hard moment for what remains of the band, but what does not kill you only makes you stronger. I hope we'll find within ourselves the wisdom to shape the right path for the future of Negura Bunget.
"Obviously we are now looking for some dedicate musicians to complete the line-up of the band, so if you feel you have what it takes to be part of Negura Bunget, please get in contact with us by email@example.com."
Brazilian heavy metal band Nox Eterna has revealed the cover artwork and posted a teaser trailer online for the new album "The Ocean Is Mine."
The art was created by bassist Luis Felipe Chagas, who was also responsible for the cover of previous release "Mind Abduction." The release date of this new album will be announced soon. "The Ocean Is Mine" will drop via Digmetalworld Records and be distributed through MVD Entertaiment Group for North America.
The track listing is as follows:
2. I've Been Here Before
4. The Ocean is Mine
5. She Likes the Dark
6. A Night in the Eternity
7. Disease Strikers
8. State of Mind Suicide
10. As I Fall
11. Today I Died Again
Complete Failure is now streaming a new song via Punknews.org. Listen to "Errant Social Mile Marker" over at this location.
The track comes from new album "The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault," due out February 15th (February 19th in North America) via Season of Mist. You can pre-order the album right here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Mind Compf (available for streaming here)
2. Errant Social Mile Marker
3. The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault
4. Head Hanger to Be
5. Drag Migrator
7. Defenseless Mechanisms of Self Inflicted Heartbreak
9. Hero of the Church Herd
10. The Unlove Overhue
Massachusetts metallers Revocatoin have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their 2011 Relapse Records release "Chaos of Forms" (reviewed here).
This will be the first full-length album with bass player Brett Bamberger, who joined the band in 2012 and was featured on the band's last EP "Teratogenesis" (check out our review), which was released by Scion AV.
Frontman Dave Davidson commented on the start of the recording process: "What's up guys, today we've entered the studio to record our upcoming full length with long time producer and drinking buddy Pete Rutcho. We'll be recording the drums at The Brick Hithouse Studio and then finish up the rest of the tracking at Damage Studios. This is shaping up to be some of our most aggressive material to date and will be the next logical step forward from our last EP. The songs on this upcoming record have a great deal of diversity to them and employ a variety of different techniques, tunings and tempos. We are incredibly stoked to begin this process and can't wait for our fans to hear the finished product. More details as they develop..." More...
Carach Angren has teamed up with After Hours Films to release a new music video for the track "The Funerary Dirge of a Violinist," which is available below.
The song comes off the band's latest full-length album "Where the Corpses Sink Forever" (reviewed here). The album's track listing is as follows:
1. An Ominous Recording
2. Lingering in an Imprint Haunting
3. Bitte tötet mich
4. The Funerary Dirge of a Violinist
5. Sir John
6. Spectral Infantry Battalions
7. General Nightmare
8. Little Hector what Have You Done?
9. These Fields Are Lurking (Seven Pairs of Demon Eyes) More...