Metal News for March 1, 2013
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38 news articles posted on this day.
Sylvan Realm has checked in with the following announcement about the band's upcoming new album:
"Waldeinsamkeit has turned out to be 5 songs and 41 minutes of music and with a strong influence from the old albums by Katatonia, Opeth, and Anathema. A entire different production and more prominent bass lines are to be new features for the evolving sound of Sylvan Realm.
"The new album will be more slow, ambient, and moody somewhere in the lines of a doomy, dark, progressive metal sound with gothic and neo folk influences added in. Lastly here are the track names. Track 4 is a re-recorded, re-written version of Twilight Kingdom from the previous Sylvan Realm album, this time with electric guitars, drums and bass!"
1. Monumental abandonment
2. On the wings of the spiritual dragon
3. Natures passage
4. Twilight kingdom (waldeinsamkeit version)
5. Yearning for solitude
Poland's J.D. Overdrive has checked in with the following announcement about completing the recording process for a new album:
"Early this week we finished recording all the tracks for our new album and now it's time to enter the mixing stage.
"We're proud to inform you that the mixing and mastering duties for our sophomore release will be held by Piotr Gruenpeter who's best known for providing electronics, noise and production quality for the post-black phenomenon THAW, as well as from bands Searching For Calm and Sun For Miles.
"First results are simply amazing and we can't wait to show you the final album. It's gonna be heavy, raw and crushing!"
Further details will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out J.D. Overdrive's music at MySpace here.
Today Wardruna releases the second trailer from the upcoming album “Yggdrasil." This trailer, available below, gives you a preview of tracks 5 - 7: "Ansur," "IwaR," and "IngwaR," including comments by band members Kvitrafn and Gaahl.
”Yggdrasil” can also now be pre-ordered from Wardruna’s own webshop right here. The album will be available as regular jewel case CD, digibook CD with an exclusive 32 page booklet, and as a very limited digibook version including a necklace. A vinyl version will also be available through Back On Black.
The "Yggdrasil” album will be released by Indie Recordings this coming March 15th in Norway, March 25th in Europe, and April 2nd in North America. More...
Blood Tsunami has released a new music video for "Metal Fang," taken from the upcoming album "For Faen." Check it out below. “For Faen” is due out March 11th in Europe, March 8th in Norway, and March 15th in Germany and Austria. Indie Records also comments:
"The crimson tide rise again! And this time it comes across as more ferocious and devastating than ever before! Blood Tsunami's new album 'For Faen' shows a band that has stripped their metal to the bone. Harder, meaner, dirtier and way more aggressive!
"This album is a relentless sonic beating. The songs are thrown at you, one by one, with an infernal speed that threathens to rip off chunks of flesh from your whole upper body. Rampant dogs is jumping out of your loudspeakers, daggers and bullets comes at you like a wall of horizontal rain. This is metal the way it was meant to be. Totally vicious and utterly dangerous!
"'For Faen' is a monster of an album that will break your legs off by the knee and use them to beat the skull straight off your spine. You are in for some sickening tales from the dark side of humanity. Grotesque stories about some of the worlds worst serial killers, detailed information about horrendous ancient torture methods, war crimes, mass murder and chemicals, addiction and rotten human skin." More...
German power metal act Steel Engraved posted footage from the band's entire live performance at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The show recorded in December of 2012 when the band open for Iced Earth. The band's latest record "On High Wings We Fly" was issued in September 2012 via SAOL and is currently available digitally via iTunes.
Check out the full concert here:
Hacride will release the new album "Back To Where You’ve Never Been” on April 22nd in Europe and April 19th in Norway, Germany, and Austria. ”Back To Where You’ve Never Been” will be available as a digipack and as a limited box edition released exclusively in France.
Hacride will be touring Europe in 2013. Check out the tour dates below. Indie Recordings also commented on the band:
"Putting Hacride on equal footing with their early influences would be presumptuous; refusing to let them go would be unfair. For ten years every album of the French crew has represented a move forward, one more step towards musical emancipation. From indie 90’s metal to the syncopated grooves of the early two-thousands, the progressive extreme metal elements that characterized the band have progressively merged into one entity: Hacride is the legitimate son of a different and ingenious generation of extreme modern music.
"Enriched by musical experiences and three critically acclaimed albums; the group has made a strong reputation for themselves by performing at major metal festivals such as Grasspop, Summer Breeze, Metal Camp and Hellfest, along with doing European tours and playing shows in India.
"2013 is a big year for Hacride because not only does it mark the unleashing of a fourth album, but it also marks the launching of a new collaboration for the team now welcoming two members to their ranks, Florent Marcadet (Klone, Step In Fluid, ex-25 ta Life…) on drums and Luiss Roux on vocals." More...
Mass Infection's "The Age of Recreation" will see a re-release with bonus material via Comatose Music. The label comments:
"This highly acclaimed 2009 release from the Greek gods of brutal death metal is available again and includes four bonus tracks from their 2008 promo! Mass Infection’s ‘The Age of Recreation’ was their second full-length release and helped to establish them as a powerful force in the underground landscape.
"Since the original pressing is now sold out and the demand continues to grow, Comatose Music presents this re-issue edition to feed the carnivorous appetite of their rabid fans. And be on the lookout for their third full length release titled, ‘For I Am Genocide’ coming later this year on Comatose Music!"
Belgian symphonic metal band Azylya just announced the worldwide release date for debut album “Sweet Cerebral Destruction” via digital markets.
The album will be released by The Orchard worldwide (except Japan) on the 8th of April 2013. The cover artwork is available below, and you can also preorder the album via the band’s website here. More...
Relapse Records has teamed up with Austin, TX’s music festival, Chaos in Tejas, to put together an unforgettable night of auditory madness at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
The official showcase will feature a stage curated by each group and will take place at Red 7 on Saturday March 16th from 8 PM to 2 AM. The showcase will be free to all SXSW badge and wristband holders and open to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Further details on the showcase will be available via the Red 7 website shortly at this location.
The Relapse Records stage will be headlined by Savannah, GA’s sludge-rock warriors Black Tusk and feature sets from Relapse label-mates Royal Thunder, ASG, Howl, Inter Arma, and Call of the Void.
The Chaos In Tejas stage will be headlined by New Orleans bounce superstar Big Freedia and include performances from a diverse lineup including Antwon, Iron Lung, Power Trip, Merchandise, Parquet Courts and the Novice.
Feared, featuring Six Feet Under guitarist Ola Englund, is now streaming the entire new album "Furor Incarnatus." Check out the album through the YouTube player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Live in You
2. Breathing Failure
3. Psycho Logic
8. Devil in White
10. Impending Doom
11. Forever Old
12. End More...
Relapse Records is excited to announce the signing of Cleveland, OH metal/hardcore veterans Ringworm.
Formed in 1990, Ringworm (Human Furnace - Vocals, Matt Sorg - Guitar, John Comprix - Guitar, Ed Stephens - Bass, Danny Zink - Drums) has previously released six full-length records on labels Deathwish, A389, and Victory Records in addition to playing countless shows with the likes of Cro-Mags, Integrity, Kreator, Goatwhore, Nasum, and many others. The band will be entering the studio to record a Relapse debut this April. Vocalist Human Furnace commented on the signing:
"Throughout our existence I've felt that Ringworm has always been the 'black sheep,' never quite fitting into any specific genre mold. Sometimes too metal for hardcore, other times too hardcore for metal. We enjoy distorting the line between the two and, often, completely destroying it. But I've always felt that we've never quite had a home that understood where we're coming from and embraced the fact what we are a 'black sheep' and we aren't cookie-cut bullshit. We feel that we finally found that home. They understand that there are legions of black sheep out there that don't fit into society's 'one size fits all' mold. We couldn't be more excited to be more working with Relapse." More...
After releasing a cover of "TNT" by AC/DC, Anthrax has posted a new clip for a cover version of Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak." Check out the track below.
"Jailbreak" is taken from the upcoming special edition of the band's last album, "Worship Music." The special edition will contain both the regular album as well as the brand new "Anthems" EP, featuring cover versions of songs originally performed by Rush, AC/DC, Boston, Journey, Cheap Trick, and Thin Lizzy. The "Anthems" track listing is as follows:
01. Anthem (RUSH)
02. TNT (AC/DC)
03. Smokin' (BOSTON)
04. Keep On Runnin' (JOURNEY)
05. Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK)
06. Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY)
07. Crawl (Album version)
08. Crawl (Remix) More...
In celebration of its upcoming North American release this Tuesday, Metal Army America is currently streaming Vreid's "Welcome Farewell" (reviewed here) in its entirety for a limited time.
Check out the full album at this location or listen to the first two tracks below. "Welcome Farewell" was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings on March 5th, 2013.
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Ramble
2. The Way Of The Serpent
3. The Devil’s Hand
4. Welcome Farewell
5. The Reap
6. Sights of Old
7. Black Waves
8. At The Brook More...
Infamous New York City street punks The Casualties have announced a massive, four part North American headlining tour.
The first part will see The Casualties tour the east coast before meeting up with Goatwhore for the second portion, which travels through the western U.S. From there, The band headlines a cross-Canadian tour with support from Dayglo Abortion.
The last leg, which beings on May 17th, sees the band touring between several festival appearances including Punk Rock Bowling, Chaos in Tejas, and another festival TBA. A full listing of confirmed dates is below.
The Casualties is touring in support of latest album, "Resistance." The Zeuss-produced effort is the band's ninth full-length album and can be streamed in its entirety below. More...
While awaiting the release of Asking Alexandria's third full-length release, the group will embark on a spring North American headlining tour this April/May. MerchNow presents "The Don't Pray For Us" tour, which also features Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed The Prom Queen and runs from 4/19 - 5/26. See below for all dates.
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "America, how have you been? Good? Yup thought so, me too! Well, as promised, we are back and we are better than ever. With our third studio album looming dangerously near we thought we should do a tour for you lot. An aggressive, heavy as fuck and balls to the wall tour to get you all ready for our new album.
"We shall be releasing some new material leading up to the tour and we shall be playing this new material for you all to enjoy live as well. 'The Don't Pray For Me Tour' is our first U.S. tour of the year and fuck it feel good to be back. We have a great support line up and will be tying in the headlining dates with some amazing festival appearances. America, get fucking ready, lets start the new year with a HUGE fucking bang. Can't wait to see you all." More...
The Electric Hellfire Club has announced the band is working on a new album and follow-up to 2002's "Electronomicon." The band comments:
"The title, direction, and format of the new Electric Hellfire Club album has been established and writing has begun! We feel it is sure to satisfy fans of all the rich, diverse styles we've had over the years - there will something for everyone on this new record, whether you're a die-hard 'Burn, Baby Burn'/'Kiss The Goat' aficionado or into the more metallic EHC of 'Electronomicon.'
"Recording is slated to begin later this year; a release date cannot be speculated upon at this time - but rest assured, IT IS HAPPENING!! More...
The Ajna Offensive has announced May 14th as the North American street date for Tribulation's new album, "The Formulas of Death."
With "The Formulas of Death," Sweden's Tribulation returns to active service after working diligently on the sophomore album and follow-up to 2007's debut "The Horror" (reviewed here). The following press release was issued about the album:
"Expanding their sound entirely beyond the gnarly and vicious death metal that was heard on The Horror, Tribulation's The Formulas Of Death sees a much broader and expansive soundscape introduced, favouring atmosphere and evocative instrumental elements to contribute to a very different picture to that of its predecessor.
"Comparisons have been already made between the progression Morbid Angel made between Altars of Madness and Blessed Are the Sick and closer to home for Tribulation, the progression from Tiamat's Sumerian Cry to The Astral Sleep. Tribulation's The Formulas Of Death is an ambitious project for these still-young Swedes, which will undoubtedly take time to sink in to be fully appreciated." More...
Sworn to come back harder and more hateful than ever in 2013, Huntington, Long Island grindcore faction Buckshot Facelift delivered latest auditory assault on the scum of the Earth with the self-released "Elder’s Rasp" LP.
Since 2004 these henchmen have infiltrated the underground with an abortive and explosive death/grind//hardcore hybrid, ripping through D.I.Y. venues throughout the Long Island and NYC region. Following a demo in 2005 demo, Buckshot Facelift -- vocalist William Smith (Artificial Brain, ex-Biolich), guitarist Dan Baranello, bassist Tom Anderer (Thirsty) and drummer Sal Gregory (Grey Skies Fallen) -- released debut LP "Universal Goat Tilt" with local label Burn it Down/Rebuild Records. The label subsequently folded, so in 2009 the band went back to D.I.Y. basics and self-released the follow-up LP "Anchors of the Armless Gods" on limited, etched vinyl.
In 2012, Buckshot Facelift hit the studio to create a third album, in the process revamping the longtime lineup and replacing guitarist Dan Baranello with Paulo Paguntalan of NYC death/gore outfit Copremesis. The results of these torturous, booze-soaked sessions would see the band diversifying its range with more discordant metallic hardcore/doom-influenced riffage, culminating with the band's most putrid output yet, as the sixteen-track "Elder's Rasp." Directly after recording, Paulo left to pursue other projects, the band then doubling the axe attack and inducting Rick Habeeb (Grey Skies Fallen) and Terrel Granum. More...
Vancouver-based death metallers Abriosis have followed up the February 1st release of their new (and free) EP "Vessel" with a video cover of the classic Cannibal Corpse track, "Fucked With A Knife." Check out the clip below.
"'Fucked With a Knife' is such an iconic Cannibal Corpse song, we thought it'd be cool to put our own spin on it, not to mention throwing a bit of a twist in there by using a female voice to tell this sordid tale," comments Abriosis vocalist Alxs Ness.
The band's third release overall, "Vessel" marks the first Abriosis recording to feature new vocalist Alxs Ness (ex-Without Mercy). More...
Swedish groove metallers Deathember have posted an album teaser for the band's debut album ”Going Postal,” set to be released this spring via Violent Groove Music Group. The teaser can be viewed below.
Following up the band's top 40 album "Quecksilber" (2012), Germany's Stahlmann will release the upcoming new album “Adamant” on April 19th, 2013. The first single “Süchtig” is out now. You can hear snippets from the single or buy a digital copy over at this location. More...
Melodic metal fans have a new Masterplan release to look forward to shortly: the "Novum Initium" album is now due out on April 26th, 2013.
The band, which now features vocalist Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone) and bassist Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) in its ranks, also recently filmed a video clip for the first single “Keep Your Dream Alive." More...
The originators of humorcore, Psychostick, are proud to announce additional dates for the "Our Tour Can Beat Up Your Tour," which includes various dates with Polkadot Cadaver and Downtown Brown. Guitarist Josh "The J" Key comments:
"It's about time we toured with Polkadot Cadaver! And the funniest band we've ever toured with, Downtown Brown, too? All I can say is: if you hate fun, don't go to this show... you might have such a good time that you could suffer a brain aneurysm."
Amaranthe is streaming the new track "Mechanical Illusion" over at its Official Website (also streaming below). The song appears on the forthcoming sophomore full length release "The Nexus." The album is set for release on March 25, 2013 via Spinefarm Records.
The track listing for "The Nexus" is as follows:
3. The Nexus (see music video)
4. Theory of Everything
6. Burn With Me
7. Mecanical Illusion
9. Future On Hold
13. Hunger (Remix) (iTunes Bonus Track)
Check out "Mechanical Illusion" here: More...
Swedish female act Crucified Barbara has announced an upcoming North American tour starting later this month. Details are as follows:
March 13 SXSW, Austin, Texas
March 14 Curtain Club, Dallas, Texas
March 15 Hooligans, Abq, New Mexico
March 16 Hooligans, Abq, New Mexico
March 20 Joes Grotto, Phoenix, Arizona
March 22 Whiskey, Los Angeles, California
March 23 Shakedown Bar, San Diego, California
March 25 DNA Lounge, San Fransisco, California
March 26 Vinyl, Las Vegas, Nevada
March 28 Diamondz Bar & Grill, Jerome, Idaho
March 29 Liquid Joes, Salt Lake City, Utah
March 30 Jammin Joes, Denver, Colorado
April 02 Czar, Kansas City, Missouri
April 03 GB Leightons Pickle Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 04 Double Door, Chicago, Illinois
April 05 Crofoot, Pontiac, Michigan
April 06 Mod Club, Toronto, Ontario
April 07 Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario
April 09 Petit Café, Montreal, Quebec
April 11 The Note, Westchester, Pennsylvania
April 12 31st Pub, Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania
April 13 Gramercy, New York, New York
April 16 House Of Rock, White Marsh, Maryland
April 17 Ground Zero, Spartanburg, South Carolina
April 18 Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia More...
Mult-national melodic metal act A Hero For The World posted a video featuring keyboardist/vocalist Jacob Kaasgaard performing a keyboard jam along with the band's single "Free Forever" (see lyric video over here).
The song appears on the band's self-titled debut release, which is scheduled for release on March 29, 2013. The album will be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, as well as a limited edition digipak from the band at its official Facebook Page.
Check out the keyboard jam footage here: More...
Amorphis posted a lyric video for the new track "Hopeless Days" from the band's upcoming release "Circle." The album is set for release on April 19, 2013 (EU), April 22, 2013 (UK) and April 30, 2013 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is the follow up to 2011's "The Beginning of Times."
1. Shades of Gray
3. The Wanderer
4. Narrow Path
5. Hopeless Days
6. Nightbird’s Song
7. Into the Abyss
8. Enchanted by the Moon
9. A New Day
10. Dead Man’s Dream (Bonus Track)
Check out "Hopeless Days" here: More...
German groove metal band The New Black posted a preview clip for the band's upcoming third LP "III: Cut Loose." The album is scheduled for release on March 15th, 2013 via AFM Records. A video for the track "Count Me In" can be viewed over at this location.
The track listing for "III: Cut Loose" is:
1. Innicence & Time
2. Count Me In
3. Muzzle & Blinkers
4. Superhuman Mission
5. Cut Loose
6. Any Colour You LIke (As Long As It's Black)
7. BUrning D
8. Not Quite That Simple
10. The Unexpected Truth
11. One Thing I Know
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Swedish metal act Machinae Supremacy posted a new music video for the song "Rise of a Digital Nation." The song is the title track of the band's latest LP, available now through Spinefarm Records. The video was a 100% crowd-sourced music video, a tribute to the fans and a testament to the "rise of a digital nation."
Check out the video here:
The Ocean has launched a new website containing snippets from the band's upcoming album "Pelagial." Check it out right here, where you can also find pre-ordering info.
"pe·la·gi·al [puh-ley-jee-uh l] – 1. Of, relating to, or living in open oceans or seas rather than waters adjacent to land or inland waters; such as, pelagic birds. 2. Living or growing at or near the surface of the ocean, far from land, as certain organisms. 3. Of or pertaining to the sea; marine.
"After 2 years of relentless touring in North America, Europe, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and Australia, The Ocean have resurfaced with what could be their deepest and most trailblazing piece of work to date, Pelagial: a progressive musical journey, written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minutes piece of music. More...
U.K. based metal band The Bleeding Process has a new lyric video out now for the track "Plagues," which was created by Adam Rooke at Rooke House Productions.
Listen along with a presentation of the lyrics through the YouTube player below. To hear more from The Bleeding Process, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
U.K. act No Consequence has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a new music video for the track "Coerce: Conform." Check out the clip right here or in the player below. The "Coerce: Conform" single is also set to be officially released this coming Monday, March 4th.
GunShyAssassin.com has crossed over to the dark side and joined forces with Forbidden Records and one-man black metal entity A Transylvanian Funeral for an exclusive premier of the song "Light Cast Out." The song, which comes off A Transylvanian Funeral's upcoming release "Gorgos Goetia," showcases the new, more primal direction ATF mastermind Sleepwalker has taken on the album. Check it out at this location. "Gorgos Goetia" will be offered to the international masses on March 20th.
Italian brutal slam band Vulvectomy has posted a full song from its new album "Abusing Dismembered Beauties." That track, "Abdominal Ectopic Pregnancy," is streaming below. The new eight-song album marks the third full-length for the Bari, Italy trio and was recently released via Sevared Records.
Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer announced that the sophomore release will be entitled "Chasing The Dream." The album is set for release on May 10, 2013 via Pure Legend Records, a division of Pure Steel. The LP was produced by Janne Tolsa of Note-On Studio and the cover artwork (shown below) was created by Timo Wuerz.
The band commented: “We are really happy with the result. Anyone who loved our previous stuff will be blown away by “Chasing The Dream”!
The band is streaming the new song “Don’t Look Back,” which is also available as a free download (see below). The track list for "Chasing The Dream" is:
1. Wicked Moon
2. Don't Look Back
3. The Deception
4. Chasing A Dream
5. Done For Good
6. Ties Of Time
7. Never Turn My Back On You
8. Finally Free
9. Into The Fire
10. Smoke & Mirrors More...
Swedish death metal act Demonical posted the second in a series of studio video reports for the band's forthcoming album "Darkness Unbound." The album is targeted for release in the latter half of this eyar via Cyclone Empire.
In the first report, Martin Schulman lays down bass tracks:
Finnish act Artificial Heart is streaming the new track "The Promised Land." The song is taken from the band's debut LP "A Heart Once Lost," which which is scheduled for release on Spinefarm Records on March 15, 2013. A music video for the title track can be seen over here.
Check out the "The Promised Land" here:
Finnish metal monsters Lordi posted a new music video for the track "The Riff." The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "To Beast Or Not To Beast," which will be released today as CD Digipak and ltd. vinyl through AFM Records in Europe and March 19, 2013 in North America via The End Records.
The track list for "To Beast Or Not To Beast" is as follows:
1. We're Not Bad for the Kids (We're Worse)
2. I Luv Ugly
3. The Riff
4. Something Wicked This Way Comes
5. I'm the Best
7. Happy New Fear
8. Schizo Doll
9. Candy for the Cannibal
10. Sincerely with Love
11. SCG6: Otus' Butcher Clinic
Check out "The Riff": More...