Metal News for March 10, 2013
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Female-fronted Taiwanese metal act Silent Hell has released its first official music video. The video was filmed for the track "Reject" which is taken from the group's debut full-length album "Drama." "Drama" was released in Taiwan in January.
International fans wishing to purchase physical copies the album can do so by contacting the band through the official Silent Hell email, "email@example.com."
Withering Night has announced that it is doing a split release with fellow black metal band Forest Of Nihilism, with both sides nearing completion. It will be released on Razed Soul Productions and will serve as a quasi-preview of Withering Night's third album, with new tracks being featured on the 'a' side. The artwork will be done by BàsDubh Design.
Withering Night, based in Rock Hill, SC, was formed in 2009. After a three-track demo, its first album "Lies and Corruption" dropped on Beneath The Fog records. Two years later, the second album "Enlightenment in Darkness" was unleashed on Razed Soul Productions with a split release "Useless and Worthless" with the band Force Fed Life following shortly thereafter. Check out Withering Night's music below, or at reverbnation.
Craig Artz from Arizona act A Fall To Break has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"Long day tracking drums yesterday. We got 12 songs recorded and today we are doing one more. When we finish that one we go back through every song and make sure we have what we need. Freestyle some loops in case we want to add or replace a part with something else.
"Once we get to that point we will see where we are on time and see what else we can pull out of our asses. This thing is already coming along. After today we should be done recording drums. Hope everyone is excited and enjoyed all the pictures."
You can also check out the band's previously posted song "Nothing Without You" in the player below. More...
Sargon has checked in with the following statement about working on a new album for release next year:
"Our second full length album is going to be officially released by newly-formed Texas based label The Metal Den Records. We are currently in the process of writing the new tunes, and you can expect the new album to be out in early 2014.
"We are excited to be working with Mr. Rocket Cody (owner of TheMetalDen.com), for he's always been nothing but a straight shooter with us, a big supporter, and most importantly, he's always believed in our music.
France’s avant-garde sludge/doom artisans Monarch will embark on a new rash of tour dates beginning today in Paris.
The band will trek through the U.K. and Ireland over the following week and a half, with a show in Belgium and a final show back in France to close down the tour. Dates are available below, and the following press release was also issued about the band's latest album:
"A thirty-four minute down-tempo/down-tuned ethereal funeral dirge comprised of three tracks, Monarch's sixth full-length Omens was released via At A Loss Recordings in February 2012, surging with the band’s caustic, trademark style of slow-motion apocalyptic doom, writhing with haunting moans and layered, ghostly shrieks.
"Omens was recorded over a four month period in four different countries with four different producers -- Osaka, Japan by Hironori Ochi @ Kakurega, Melbourne, Australia by Neil Thomason @ Head Gap, Montreal, Canada by Matt Cartman @ Crane Studio, and Chicago, IL by Sanford Parker @ Engine Studios -- then mixed by Sanford Parker and mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room (Twilight, Ministry, Yob). More...
Austrian death metal band Under Destruction has posted a new music video online for the track "Nitrogen Narcosis," which was written and directed by Lena Prehal & Martin Wibmer. Check out the super seizure inducing video clip below, or find more info on Under Destruction over at the band's Facebook profile.
Aeternus has posted the song "Ruin and Resurrect" online, which can be heard in the player below. The track comes off new album "...And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth."
Pre-orders for the release are available at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
1. There Will Be None
2. ...And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth
4. Ruin And Resurrect
5. The Confusion Of Tongues
7. Reap What You Saw
9. The Hand That Severs The Bonds Of Creation
10. The Spirit Of Illumination
“Dark Sorcery” (Bonus)
1. Black Dust
3. Raven and Blood
4. Nordlys (Instrumental) More...
Hellthrasher Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing a vinyl version of the self-titled album from Paroxsihzem:
"We are very excited to announce that we will be handling a vinyl treatment of the debut full-length by Canadian black/death metal act Paroxsihzem. The CD version was recently released by Dark Descent Records, gaining numerous positive reviews all over the world. Really amazing stuff, on par with such bands as Mitochondrion and Antediluvian.
"The 12” LP will be available in the edition of 500 copies. More details to be announced later! Formed in 2007, Paroxsihzem puts forth a harsh, dark, demented, and atmospheric form of Black/Death metal.
"Their debut CD offers production that gives a very suffocating and nauseating feeling to their music which is only appropriate for the type of themes and inspiration used. There is no specific area of interest as history,philosophy, psychology and suicide are all touched upon as inspirational elements. More...
Milwaukee's Ara has posted debut EP "The Blessed Sleep" online for streaming via Bandcamp. Check out the songs in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Entitled Ascension 03:45
2. Demise of Reason 03:16
3. The Blessed Sleep 05:26
4. Despair Personified 04:54
5. Abyssal Banishment 03:36
Finland's rock/alternative metal band Red Eleven is about to release a debut album titled "Idiot Factory" on April 5th through Secret Entertainment. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Red Eleven was formed in early 2012 and drives its influences by bands like Down, Alice In Chains and Faith No More to name a few. Featuring members from acts such as Sons of Aeon, Dark Days Ahead, Dead Cult Diaries, Turta and Code For Silence, Red Eleven combines groovy metallic rock to melodies with their own unique style. So ladies and gentlemen, get ready for some serious ear candy!"
The band's lineup consists of:
Tony Kaikkonen – Vocals
Teemu Liekkala – Guitars / Backing vocals
J-V Hintikka – Guitars
Pasi Pasanen – Drums
Petteri Vaalimaa – Bass More...
New Wave of British Heavy Metal champions Diamond Head has announced that they will be joined on their upcoming tour of North America by fellow NWOBHM veterans, Raven. Diamond Head will return to the United States in October to perform on the West Coast and the south, which they have been unable to reach on this leg. It is unknown whether Raven will serve as the main support on the second leg. The band has also added several new stops to their scheduled tour of the United States and Canada, and their itinerary is now as follows:
April 10 - White Marsh, MD - House of Rock
April 11 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
April 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
April 13 - Amityville, NY - Ollies Point Place
April 14 - Seymour, CT - Dewy’s
April 15 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Électrique
April 16 - Quebec City, QC - Coop l'Agité
April 17 - Clarence, NY - Club Infinity
April 18 - New Castle , PA - Chance Nite Club
April 19 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
April 20 - Lansing, MI - Uli’s House of Rock
April 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
April 22 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody ’s
April 23 - Columbus , OH - The Shrunken Head
April 25 - Long Branch, NJ - Brighton Bar
April 26 - North Hampton , PA - The Gin Mill and Grille
The band I bring you today has special significance to me, because looking at its history is almost like looking at a mirror image of my own. Thirty years ago this year, when I got my start on college radio, these guys were the first band I ever sat in on an interview with. That interview was done by the other metal DJ on WNHU, with Joe DiBiase and John Arch sitting behind the mic with a demo in hand for their new band Misfit. That session was also one of their very first interviews as a band. Special times from a period long ago indeed. More...