Metal News for March 1, 2012
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The long-running fathers of southern sludge metal EyeHateGod were filmed for an upcoming episode of HBO’s “Treme.” The show follows the recovery of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer strived to make a true-to-life portrait of the lives of people living close to the historic Treme (pronounced Tre-may) neighborhood in New Orleans. They decided to involve as many local actors and real locations as possible; including filming many musicians like Dr. John, rapper Juvenile, bounce artists Big Freedia and Katey Red, and brass bands Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, and the Dirty Dozen. “Treme” has produced two seasons and will premiere the third season, containing the episode with the metal band, this fall. The episode including EyeHateGod was filmed at Southport Hall on February 15th and is set in January 2008. More...
The second full-length album from the UK "caveman battle doom" band Conan will be titled "Monnos" and will be released on April 2nd via Burning World Records on CD format first. The vinyl release will coincide with the band's appearance at this year’s Roadburn Festival on April13th at the O13 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The cover art of "Monnos" was done by Tony Roberts, who has collaborated with Conan on all of its releases so far. A new song from this upcoming album, "Hawk as Weapon," is streaming below.
Dublin, Ireland sludge band Weeping Ulcer is streaming its recent three-song EP "Dwelling In Filth" over at Bandcamp, or you may listen to it below. Weeping Ulcer started out in 2010, and this EP was recorded and produced by Gareth Desmond at Loop Studios in Dublin.
Washington D.C.'s Fallen Martyr has inked a deal with Siegen Records for the release of the band's debut full length album "Shadows."
"We're extremely excited to be working with Fallen Martyr. They are truly talented, and we cannot wait to help them achieve success," stated Keith Menser Owner/CEO Siegen Records.
Fallen Martyr added "We are pleased to finally announce our signing with Siegen Records. Upon learning the history of the label and meeting the staff, we are extremely happy with our deal, and cannot wait to make the most of this great opportunity that has presented itself."
Siegen Records is best known for it's mid-nineties progressive power metal releases of bands such as Mystic-Force, Mayadome, and Digital Ruin. The label is newly revamped, and dedicated to an all new roster beginning with Fallen Martyr.
Stay tuned for an announcement of the release date for "Shadows."
London based death/doom act Eye of Solitude recently signed on with Kaotoxin Records to release the new "Sui Caedere" album and follow-up to the previous full-length "The Ghost." In anticipation of the upcoming album, Eye of Solitude has now teamed up with Metalunderground.com to premiere a song online from the band's previously self-released and self-titled EP. Check out the "Die Alone" track in the player below.
"Sui Caedere" is set to drop this coming June, and music from that upcoming release will also see its premiere online through Metalunderground in the coming months.
The following press release was issued by Kaotoxin Records about Eye of Solitude's music:
"The Eye of Solitude is the heart of forests where unsettled spirits dwell. It is the fear within; the carnal ripping of every thought when abandoned in despair. It is nightmare and enlightenment, a fearsome tide that carries the soul and mind onto dark realms of insanity.
"The music is inspired by emotional distress, inner pain and a cruel combination of negativity and grief. Dark shapes that terrorize the soul and keep it captive on the altar of suffering, until when not being able to breathe any longer, it finds its end - a supreme escape towards peace and eternal rest.
"After 'The Ghost' debut album released in June 2011, and a self-titled EP, the band is currently working on thee second full-length, titled 'Sui Caedere,' which will be released in June 2012 through Kaotoxin records."
Eye of Solitude is:
Daniel Neagoe – Vocals (Unfathomable Ruination / The Departure)
Indee Rehal-Sagoo – Guitars
Tristan Jefferies – Guitars
Jamie Sweeney – Guitars (Trifixion)
Federico Benini – Bass (Trifixion / Unfathomable Ruination)
Ewan Ross – Drums (Trifixion)
Melodic death thrashers Bloodshot Dawn are set to release their debut, self-titled album digitally
through BandCamp on March 5th, 2012. After receiving positive reviews from the likes of NoCleanSinging.com and Metal Maniac Magazine (ITA), the full album will now be available to stream and purchase directly from the band. Bloodshot Dawn's first single, "Godless" is available for free download via the band's Facebook profile.
To mark this release the band has teamed up with international extreme metal magazine, Terrorizer, to stream the album in full exclusively at Terrorizer.com between March 5th and March 14th, with the release being given away with subscriber copies of Terrorizer #221 from March 22nd. More...
Denver death metal horde Enemy Reign recently completed work on a new full-length entitled "Between Hell And Oblivion." The offering was recorded at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, Martriden, Cobalt et al) and offers up 11 tracks of mile-high deathgrind brutality as well as the debut of vocalist, Stevie Boiser who replaced former throat, Sherwood Webber (Skinless), last Summer.
Commented the band on the output: “Between Hell And Oblivion is a huge milestone for Enemy Reign both as a band and for us individually. It means we didn't give up even when we were written off, and accomplishing that feels great. Musically, we set out to refine what we feel our style of death metal is. We aren't pretentious people, and this is not a pretentious album. It's a no nonsense death metal album that pays homage to all the bands we grew up with and love, while keeping an eye on how we can add our own artistic license and create something we could listen to everyday. And we do...so enjoy the reign.”
Multi-instrumentalist and vocal sorcerer Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Circle Of Animals, Led Zeppelin 2) has confirmed a string of solo tour dates for this month, leading up-to and following his action-packed and diverse set of shows at this year's annual SXSW congregation in Austin.
Lamont will be collaborating with random other musicians and artists on several of the shows -- similar to the impromptu live sets he pulled-off at last year's SXSW with Eyehategod's Mike Williams and Castevet's Andrew Hock, and just last month with Scott Kelly of Neurosis/Shrinebuilder on his current solo tour. Additionally the tour will showcase Lamont performing with an array of artists during the run, including Rwake, Zoroaster, Andrew W.K., Alcest and more, including supporting Nachtmystium and The Atlas Moth on a majority of the appearances.
On these upcoming appearances Bruce Lamont will be performing versions of some of the material on his debut solo album "Feral Songs For The Epic Decline" -- which received massive media praise including Alarm Press, Decibel, Stereogum, Terrorizer and even a place in Spin Magazine's 2011 year-end metal lists -- as well as newer material he's been concocting since the album's release in January 2011. As with his previous solo tours over the past two years, Lamont will be executing multiple instruments and a plethora of vocal styles, with an incredibly layered looping system that culminates into some of the most entrancing live solo artist work one could ask for. Rumor has it fans can also find Lamont guest bartending and otherwise partying hard throughout the SXSW circuit when he's not performing. More...
Italian symphonic metal band Pursuing The End will shoot a new official video clip for the song “Withering," which will be recorded with the special participation from the renowned opera choir “Corale Verdi.”
The band proudly announces that the director will be Mike Lunacy (leader of the famous dramatic death metal band Dark Lunacy). The notable theatrical costume and set designer Artemio Cabassi will lead the art-direction.
According to the band, the story is about the "dramatic experience of a woman prisoner of a self-made caged, that prevents her from having a fulfilling life. This tragic character will be played by the outstanding italian actress Ottavia Fusco. The video setting will be a suggestive eighteenth-century fortress, where the band is going to work with an italian well-known film crew, beginnig from March 20th."
For more details on Pursuing the End, head over to the band's official website here.
Italy's Ignition Code has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming "Nothing Left" music video, which can be viewed below.
"Nothing Left" is off the band's debut album "NewTek Lie," due for release later this month. Ignition Code was formed in 2007 with members of Sawthis and The Juliet Massacre.
Troy, Ohio melodic metal band Miss May I is set to kick off an upcoming tour with Whitechapel, After The Bruial, The Plot In You, and Structures on March 10th in Memphis, TN. The tour will travel through the United States until March 30th, taking a month long break while Miss May I heads to Europe to tour with Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, and Confession, and kicks back up again on May 3rd in Louisville, KY. The tour closes with two east coast shows, including the 2012 Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, NJ.
The band is preparing to announce new information about an upcoming album very soon. Stay tuned for new details coming within the next few weeks.
The upcoming Miss May I tour dates are as follows: More...
Dutch progressive metallers Textures have released another quick "newsflash" video via their YouTube channel.
The video features rehearsal footage of Textures practicing some new songs for an upcoming tour of Europe with Sylosis. The video also announces details of a special contest Textures will be running in Holland to win a pair of the band's custom-designed Textures Floris van Bommel shoes. Watch the newsflash below.
Decibel Magazine has posted “Wash Out and Rust,” a track off Seas Will Rise’s forthcoming debut album, "Disease Is Our Refrain." Check out the track at this location.
Seas Will Rise features Landmine Marathon founder Eric Saylor on guitar. Decibel’s Kevin Stewart-Panko describes the sound as “thunderously grimy, caustic and brutal hardcore.”
"Disease Is Our Refrain" was recorded and mixed by current Landmine Marathon guitarist Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Phobia) and mastered by From Ashes Rise frontman Brad Boatright (Tragedy, OFF!). The album is due out March 6th on Man In Decline Records and Anxiety Machine Records - a limited pressing of 500 LPs in assorted colors. More...
Florida-based Seven Kingdoms is getting ready to enter Morrisound studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Jim Morris (Iced Earth) to begin recording the follow-up to the band's 2010 self-titled Nightmare Records release. The 11 track album is still untitled, and more info is expected to be released shortly.
Guitarist Camden Cruz commented on the writing process for the new album:
"Fans can expect a more dynamic SEVEN KINGDOMS this time around. We have spent the greater part of a year transposing what we have learned into this new record. It has been since the middle of 2009 since we have written anything together and I really believe that you will hear three more years of experience on this album. It is overall a little bit faster, but not in a thrashy way; it is more in the vein of older school power metal that sometimes seems to be overlooked now days. We have been able to shape something in our 'sound' that will set us apart from our forefathers while still being true to the genre. Expect a twin turbo version of our self titled release. The record is the most challenging material we have physically played to date and it has a lot of guitar work on it. Sabrina has even become more herself with this record as we have all grown as musicians. We aim to bring a polished version of what a Modern Day Power Metal Band should sound like. This should be a record that everyone can enjoy from the brand new listener to the most diehard Power Metal fan with more hooks, more shred, more epicness, More In your face double bass, more literal bass, Just more POWER."
Coinciding with entering the studio, the band has just finished filming its very first official video clip for the new record's opener, "After The Fall." The band's first pro video clip, the story is based on George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, which is also the story which the band's name is based on. Ironically, the same type of cameras used for filming the HBO show were also used for the band's video. More...
Dallax, Texas based metallers Seeker have posted a live video clip of the band performing "The Antagonist" during the It's Alive Tour 2012. Check out the live video in the player below. For more on Seeker, check out the band's official Facebook profile.
Russian death metal act Festerguts has returned after a period of non-activity and the band has recorded it's first full-length CD comprised of re-recorded songs which were previously released on tapes in the 90's. Festerguts commented:
"The album comes in a unique Festerguts' way - old school death metal with gloomy keyboards atmosphere. To make the music more monumental the professional soprano female vocalist was involved in recording. The band is still unsigned so the proposals from the labels are appreciated."
The song "Now I Can Feel You From Inside" is available for streaming in the player below.
Montreal-based technical death metal band Derelict has released the first new single from the upcoming album, "Perpetuation," which is set for release on April 20th, 2012.
"Shackles Of Indoctrination" can be streamed through the player below. The song is also available for free download via the Derelict Bandcamp page.
"Shackles was actually one of the last songs written for Perpetuation," comments Derelict guitarist Max Lussier. "I was listening to a lot of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Metal Church at the time and I think you can hear those influences in some of the melodies and the overall structure of the song."
The Los Angeles power metal trio, Ninth Circle, began recording the follow up to the band's 2008 release "The Power Of One" on February 4th at Ardent Audio Productions in Torrance, CA with Rich Wenzel at the helm engineering the drum tracks. The band offers the following update on the album's current progress.
"We began tracking Dave's drums on Saturday February 4th and finished on Sunday February 5th," explains bassist Frank Forray. "It was a great experience to work with Rich. He was recommended to us by our inner [Ninth] Circle. He was good friends with our former producer Bill Krodell who passed away a few years back. It was important to us to find someone in the family. Rich did a tremendous job with Dave's drums. The tracks are huge, enormous and heavy! Rich's studio is very impressive and extremely comfortable to work in. And Rich himself is a great guy! He was real easy to work with, got the best out of us and was very opened minded with where we were going with each song. I also found his stories about touring with the Beach Boys extremely enjoyable given I'm a huge Beach Boys fan too!" More...
Fester has posted a promo clip online for the opening track "Rites of Ceres" off the upcoming new full-length album "A Celebration of Death," which can be found below. "A Celebration of Death" is set to be released on Abyss Records in March 2012. Further details on Fester can be found via the band's official Facebook profile.
Within Temptation has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming "Sanctuary" tour:
"A few months ago we announced a new tour for the Dutch Theaters. Slowly we started to reveal some of the details about what you can expect. Tomorrow is premiere night… time to fit the puzzle together by giving you some last details about the show. Don’t worry there is much more that we didn’t told you yet ;-) . Within Temptation’s theater tour 2012 is called: Sanctuary.
"When you visit a theater, you can always sense a sort of magic – there’s a very special feeling floating in the air, something out of the ordinary. Maybe it’s the history of the building you’re in, or imagining all the different shows that took place there, and the visitors who felt the joy, the tension and the mystery of what they were about to see.
"Whether we go to the theater as visitors or perform there ourselves, with Within Temptation we always have that special feeling. This is why every few years we work hard to create a new show to perform in the theaters. Another reason - in addition to the magical and intimate ambiance the theaters offer - is that this is also the perfect environment to experiment creatively with our music and our show. This gives us the unique opportunity to approach and do things differently than we would on a ‘normal’ stage. This is most definitely the case for our new 2012 theater show.
"A lot of things you’ll see in our show will be new and quite different from what you’ve seen from us before. More...
The Last Of Our Kind, which signed with Mediaskare Records late last year, has posted a new song online titled "Death Wish." Check out the track in the player below.
"Death Wish" is taken from the band's upcoming album "A Diamond In The Rough," available in stores & online May 22nd. Pre-order packages are now available at this location.
This week the riffmongers at Washington-based 20 Buck Spin have confirmed the release of a split LP between Oakland’s anarcho death rock outfit Alaric and Portland’s blackened death/doom unit Atriarch this Spring. Set for worldwide release on April 17th, the split offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year. The following press release was issued about the bands:
"Alaric released the band's self-titled debut LP via 20 Buck Spin in October 2011 to incredible critical acclaim worldwide, the band’s infectious execution of coalescing classic dark anarcho punk, new wave and Goth influences into their own unique entity, both haunting and instantly memorable. Some called it the album Amebix should have made. Zero Tolerance Magazine proclaimed without hyperbole, 'Morbid, threatening and obsidian… Album of the Year by a long shot.'
"Portland’s Atriarch released their debut LP Forever The End in 2011 via Seventh Rule. A harrowing amalgam of death rock, black metal and doom, the band were quickly considered one to watch. Featuring past members of 20 Buck Spin alumni Graves At Sea and Trees, the band is currently in the studio recording their second LP and first for Profound Lore."
The split's artwork is available here and the track listing is as follows:
Side A (ALARIC):
1. Memory Assault
2. So Far Down
Side B (ATRIARCH):
5. Offerings More...
Conducting From The Grave will be doing a series of California headliner dates starting 3/22 before the band will be hitting the road with All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and The Contortionist. The headlining dates are as follows:
Mar 22 Club Retro - Eureka, CA
Mar 23 Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Mar 24 Whiskey Dicks - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Mar 25 Axiom - Oroville CA
Mar 28 The Workshop Ceres CA
The tour poster for the band's upcoming shows with All Shall Perish can be found below. More...
16 has premiered a lyric video for the brand new song "Her Little Accident," taken from the upcoming "Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds" album coming out April 24th, 2012. Check out the song in the clip below.
Bassist Tony Baumeister previously commented on the new album: "We're very excited about the release of our new record. The addition of Mateo on drums opened a lot of doors for us creatively. We experimented with different time signatures, different tunings, and finally made the album we've wanted to make all along. The goal was to destroy our last record, and we feel like we achieved that. We can't wait for people to hear it, and can't wait to play these songs live. US and European touring plans are in the works..."
French power metal band Nightmare posted the third studio session video from Peek Studios where the band is recording its eighth album "The Burden of God." The band is working with producer Patrick Liotard. The video features new guitarist Matt Asselberghs performing solo work. "The Burden of God" is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through AFM Records.
Check out the video here:
Spanish black metal act Gothmog has posted another song online from the band's new album "Aeons of Deception." Check out the track "The Bargain Struck" in the player below.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Solve et Coagula
2. Escape to Nowhere
3. Beyond the Mist of Time
---The Cure for the World's Pain---
5. Aeons of Deception
6. The Bargain Struck
7. The Age of Thought
8. Nirnaeth Arnoediad
9. ...And I Shall Be Reborn
10. The Blackest of the Paths
The Melvins has a lot planned this month. First up, on March 13th you will be able to download "The Bulls & The Bees" five-song EP from Facebook. The EP release will be followed by a 21-date U.S. trek with Unsane that kicks off on Apr. 11th at The Blank Club in San Jose, Calif. and wraps up exactly a month later on May 11th at The Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, Calif. You'll be able to pick up a free CD at one of the shows, plus AmRep will also likely be releasing it at a later date.
Additionally, the April 13th Los Angeles show at the Troubadour will be taped for a future airing on an episode of “Last Call With Carson Daly“. King Buzzo described the effort as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity."The second track, "We Are Doomed," is available for streaming below, plus you can listen to "The War On Wisdom" at this location.
Ipecac has also announced the forthcoming Melvins-Lite album "Freak Puke" scheduled to be released on June 5th. Melvins-Lite is Buzz and Dale along with Trevor Dunn. (This collaboration does not spell the demise of the Melvins/Big Biz alliance). There will be a Melvins-Lite tour later on this year. Check out the tracklisting for "The Bulls & The Bees" EP below, and the tracklisting and cover art for "Freak Puke" after the jump.
"The Bulls & The Bees" Track Listing:
1.The War on Wisdom
2.We Are Doomed
3.Friends Before Larry
4.A Really Long Wait
7 Horns 7 Eyes has posted an instrumental version of the song "Divine Amnesty" online, which can be streamed or downloaded through the player below. The standard version of the song will appear on the upcoming album "Throes of Absolution," due for release on April 24th, 2012. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Divine Amnesty
2. Phumis: The Falsehood of Affliction
3. The Hill Difficulty
4. Cycle of Self
6. A Finite Grasp of Infinite Disillusion
8. The Winnowing
9. Regeneration More...
Power metal band Firewind posted the fourth part of its studio diary from the band's recordings for the new LP "Few Against Many." This video showcases on the keyboards. The band will release the album on May 22, 2012 through DisManic Distribution via E1 Music (North America) and Century Media Records (EU).
Check out the video here:
German melodic death metal band Deadlock announced a string of European tour dates with The Unguided (featuring guitarist/vocalist Roland Johansson, guitarist Roger Sjunnesson and drummer John Bengtsson all of Sonic Syndicate). Additional support will come from Austrian melodic death metal band Devastating Enemy.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
20.04.2012 Budapest @ Crazy Mama Club, Hungary (without The Unguided)
21.04.2012 München @ Backstage, Germany
22.04.2012 Pratteln @ Gallery, Switzerland
24.04.2012 Mühltal @ Steinbruch Theater, Germany
26.04.2012 Berlin @ K17, Germany
27.04.2012 Praha @ Carodejales Festival, Czech Republic
28.04.2012 Paderborn @ Metal Inferno Festival Germany (without Unguided)
29.04.2012 Trier @ Ex-Haus, Germany
Iron Maiden posted a promo video for the "Maiden England" North American Tour this summer. For complete dates and venues, head over to this location. The band previously reported that the tour will be a re-visiting of the set list from the "Seventh Son" Tour in 1988. Support will come from Alice Cooper on the first half and Coheed & Cambria on the second half.
Check out the promo trailer here:
Spanish act Aathma has issued the following statement about recruiting a new bassist:
"We sadly have to announce that after 5 amazing years Dani (AATHMA bass player) has decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. We can only be grateful for these incredible years sharing great moments together. Thank you friend!! We wish you the best in your future endeavors!!
"But life goes on and we´re happy to welcome Mario, our new bass player, to the family. We have some Spanish and European shows coming up, so stay tuned.
"Thank you all for your support and see you soon!!"
You can also check out the the previously posted Aathma track "The Call of Shiva," which is available for streaming online at this location.
Netherbird has checked in with the following recap after the band's recent European tour dates:
"Greetings friends, we are now back in Stockholm Sweden after a lengthy road trip throuhout Europe with Netherbird. We have made 10 shows in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Czech Republic. It is truly a wonderful feeling to be able to look back at these last days with only good memories despite we drove very long to get there and back! But such small discomforts pale when we think of all the wonderful people we met and how brilliantly we felt during those hours on the stages across eastern and central Europe.
"As some might have noticed we had two new faces in the line up! Ljusebring (drums) and Tinnitus (bass) joined the band as session members just 14 days before the tour and we cannot thank them enough for the dedication and hard work. Without these guys the tour could not have happened since Erik Röjås (drums) and Tobias Gustafsson (bass) had to stay in Sweden to tend to other duties. So thank you ever so much guys for stepping in and making this tour possible, we got many good memories thanks to you!
"The tour in facts and figures: More...
Spanish modern metallers NoDrama have signed with Coroner Records for the release of their debut album entitled "The Patient," which will be on sale starting from April 9th, 2012. The album includes 11 tracks of modern metal with grunge and post-rock influences and was mastered at Cutting Room Studios, Sweden.
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Bite
2. Tail Nailed Fish
4. One More Step
5. Power Of Lavishness
8. The Patient
9. All Behind
11. Untouchable Treasure
You can listen to a preview of "Tail Nailed Fish" included in the forthcoming "The Patient" by heading over to the Coroner Records Facebook profile.
Italian melodic death metal band In-Sight has signed with logic(il)logic Records. The band's debut release for the label, and third LP overall, will be entitled "From the Depths" and is targeted for a drop in late spring 2012. The album is a rebirth for the band with a new lineup since the 2007 release "Endorsed by Hate."
Tampa, Florida black metal band Imperial Conquest announced that the band has completed the song writing process for the debut full length LP. The album will be entitled “Hammerûn: Monarch of Serpents."
Frontman Titannus had the following comments on the album:
“We finally gave a name to the main character of our saga that started with our first EP The Victorious Arise and continued through Omnipotence. “Hammerûn: Monarch of Serpents" will tell a more complex story with more brutal and epic tunes.”
The band will enter the studio in May and will work with Mana Recordings with Nick Goodyear in charge of recording and legendary guitarist James Murphy on mixing and mastering. No release date has been announced.
Frontman Titannus also commented on the recording team:
"We are certain that with this combination of Floridian masterminds we will acquire the perfect and brutal sound that we need to achieve the most epic sonic annihilation!"More...
Following the departure of Peter Dolving, The Haunted have put out an open audition call seeking applicants for the vacant position.
The following was posted on the band's Official Facebook Page, in which applicants are asked to send material through email@example.com:
The Haunted is looking for a new voice...
Serious applicants please send your submissions,
including two songs from the Haunted back catalogue and a few words to describe yourself.
Images & links to performance video clips are much appreciated and will be most valuable in the screening process.
Send your application to the e-mail address above.
Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry posted a new music video for "Bad Blood," the first single from the band's fifth release "Where Angels Fear." The album is scheduled for release worldwide in March 2012 through the band's own label OUTO Recordings.
The track listing for "Where Angels Fear" is as follows:
1. Antidote to You
2. Still An Angel
3. Thousand Suns
4. Feel My Revenge
5. Bad Blood
6. All Behind
7. Gone Are the Days
8. I Am
9. Broken (Into Pieces)
10. Where Angels Fear
12. Love & War
Check out the video for "Bad Blood" here: More...
Italian folk band Folkstone posted a new music video for the track "Nebbie." The track appears on the band's forthcoming third LP will be "Il Confine" which is scheduled for release on March 16, 2012 through the band at its official website.
Check out the video for "Nebbie" here:
Canadian progressive metal band INTO ETERNITY has announced a tour with Pennsylvania based SINGLE BULLET THEORY and New Jersey based SEVEN WITCHES (on select dates) in August. Confirmed dates are as follows:
8/11 - Reggies - Chicago, IL (with Single Bullet Theory)
8/12 - I-Rock - Detroit, MI (with Single Bullet theory)
8/14 - Pineapple Jacks - Rochester, NY (with Single Bullet Theory and Seven Witches)
8/15 - Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON (with Single Bullet Theory)
8/16 - Petit Campus - Montreal, QC
8/18 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY (with Single Bullet Theory and Seven Witches)
8/19 - Tango (Whiskey Tango) - Somerton , PA (with Single Bullet Theory and Seven Witches)
Into Eternity recently announced that they have selected Amanda Kiernan of The Order of Chaos as their new touring vocalist to replace Stu Block.
Puscifer is one of the most difficult bands to describe, given the disconnect between their outward appearance and the substance of their songs. Yet, to anyone familiar with the work of A Perfect Circle and Tool, just the buzz-phrase of "It's a Maynard James Keenan band" does the trick. The band's approach is almost exclusionary in that their promo photos and stage presentation are mostly unrelated, which deters casual listeners but intrigues those who demand that music be a full-on experience. Finding out what that Puscifer experience was all about was my goal when they stopped in Nashville, TN on the night of February 28th. More...
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Sonic Prophecy has announced the addition of Darrin Goodman as the group's new guitarist. Goodman performed with the band at the Midwest Power Quest on February 17th in Denver, CO. Sonic Prophecy has also already begun writing new material for a new album. The band commented:
"We are proud to introduce Darrin Goodman as the newest member of the Sonic Prophecy family. He is joining the band on guitars, teaming up with Steve Bishop and Austin Dixon to add a new and exciting element to the music, pushing our sound even further going into the next album. Please join us in welcoming him to the band and look for further updates as things progress!"
For more on Sonic Prophecy, navigate over to the band's official Facebook profile.
Grindcore subjugators Brutal Truth today unveil their brand new epilepsy-inducing society-hating politically-charged video for "Malice/Fuck Cancer," the latest in an ongoing bombardment of videos coinciding with their latest LP "End Time." This latest action-packed double-header was completed by Tyson Montrucchio who previously also directed Brutal Truth's videos for "Sugar Daddy," "Semi Automatic Carnation," and "Get a Therapist...Spare The World," in addition to working with Cattle Decapitation, Downspell and others.
So without further ado MetalSucks.net is proud to give you "Malice/Fuck Cancer" at this location.
This week Brutal Truth is crossing the southern border to assault Mexico City at Eyescream Metalfest IV, set as one of the main headliners alongside Tankard, Voivod and more. More...
Rise and Fall has posted a video clip online for "Hidden Hands," which can be viewed below. The band commented:
"On a sunny Sunday morning in October last year we invited close to 30 of our friends to our practice space in Ghent for the shoot of the first ever Rise And Fall music video. We didn't invite them to act like they were the crowd or anything, no, we invited them to be Rise And Fall.
"From 8 in the morning 'till sunset, footage was shot of our friends pretending they were Rise And Fall. It resulted in 8 hours of footage which was later distilled into a 112 seconds long video by director Mathieu Vandekerckhove who also filmed the whole project. All this hard work, and sweat (we kept the heat at full blast in our practice space), resulted in a visual and auditive whirlwind that will commence after you hit play. Turn it up loud, watch it full screen and in HD if possible! We wanna thank everyone in the video and especially Mr. Vandekerckhove who spent hours on end editing this bastard.
"Look for members of Oathbreaker, Congress, Hessian, Reproach, Kindred, Amenra, Kingdom, Blind To Faith, Insult, Inhume, The Rott Childs, Kabul Golf Club, Kapitan Korsakov, Drums Are for parades, Minor Thieves, Vermin Twins, Officer Jones, Morrocan, Control Records, Rhythm To The Madness, Justice, Filler, Joshua's Song,… all bands we advise you to check out and find out what's going on in Belgium in 2012. Thank you."
Rise and Fall's "Faith" will be released on CD/LP/digital formats everywhere on March 20th, 2012. More...
Dallas, Texas based act Protest is currently streaming the new release "The Corruption Code" online, which features Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation on drum duties. Check out the songs in the player below, or via the Protest Bandcamp page. The track listing is as follows:
1. Eve's Error
2. The Corruption Code
3. Weapons of mass consumption
4. Fueled by hate
6. White noise
7. Eye for an eye
8. Blood and sand
10. Path to pain
11. War dance black
12. Kill craft
13. Turning tide More...
Ethereal Architect is proud to announce the title of the band's upcoming release as "Monolith." Due out later this spring, the sophomore album contains nine new tracks from the progressive metal quartet. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ethereal Architect made waves in 2007 with the group's debut, "Dissension."
The follow-up features a new lineup with the addition of fretless bassist, Thad Stevens. Check out the pre-release song "Kalinago" in the player below, or find the cover artwork here. The "Monolith" track listing is as follows:
5. Final Escape
8. Bardo Becoming
9. Submission More...