Metal News for March 10, 2014
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36 news articles posted on this day.
Texas outfit Color Of Aum has issued the following announcement about officially splitting with the band's vocalist:
"It is with the utmost respect that we have decided to part ways with our vocalist, Matt Adkins. He has helped create something that we are all extremely proud of and it's been an honor working alongside one of the best heavy vocalists we've had the pleasure of coming across.
"It is then with difficulty we are announcing our confirmed opening slot for the Iced Earth show at Trees. This will be Matt's final performance with Color of Aum so we intend to make this the most kickass farewell show for our friend and brother.
"Additionally, we will be playing an instrumental set, consisting of entirely new material for the Tesseract/Intronaut/Cloudkicker show on April 5 @ Club Dada.
"Thank you, everyone, for your awesome support and friendship throughout our musical journey. See you soon." More...
Seattle's riff-dredging doom powerhouse Samothrace is preparing to return to European soil in just over two weeks, with a new bout of shows confirmed in Holland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, and Belgium at the very end of March and into the first two weeks of April.
Samotrhace will hammer the Roadburn audience at the massive annual event for the first time on Thursday, April 10th, performing sophomore LP, "Reverence To Stone," in its entirety. Additional tour dates throughout the two week venture preceding the Roadburn set are still being confirmed. For the entire tour up to Roadburn, Samothrace will be supported by Dutch outfit Dresden/Leningrad.
"We are very excited to be a part of Roadburn 2014 in our second trip to European soil," stated Samothrace drummer Joe Axler. "We feel privileged to be able to share the stage with so many old friends, and not only be able to play at such an amazing festival but also to see so many of our favorite bands and to be introduced to new ones as well. For Roadburn 2014, we will be performing Reverence to Stone in its entirety. We are looking forward to bringing our form of Heavy to this event!" More...
The Ocean has posted a brand new tour documentary from the 2013 Pelagial World Tour, which can be seen below.
This portion covers the European leg of The Ocean's recent headlining tour, as well as the line-up changes at the end of 2013 when Luc Hess and Jona Nido were replaced by Paul Seidel and Damian Murdoch.
The Ocean is currently in North America for the first time since last year's The Summer Slaughter Tour. This co-headline tour with Prosthetic Recording artist Scale the Summit began last week. The tour also includes special guests The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes, and is being presented by Metal Sucks. More...
Feed The Rhino is excited to announce the details on forthcoming album, "The Sorrow And The Sound." The album will be released via Siege Of Amida/Century Media Records on June 16th in Europe and on June 17th in North America (digital only). Century Media also comments:
"After an amazing 2013 with numerous festival appearances and a tour with their buddies in Bury Tomorrow, Feed The Rhino went into the studio with producer Oz Craggs (also the band's bass player) to record 'The Sorrow And The Sound,' an album that features 12 monstrous tracks that showcase the band's incredible ferocity.
"The beautiful album artwork was created by acclaimed artist Paul Jackson, who has previously done artwork for Alexisonfire, Young Guns, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, and City And Color. More...
Cleveland's metallic hardcore outfit Ringworm will release new album and Relapse Records debut "Hammer of the Witch" on March 18th in North America, March 17th for the UK/World and March 14th for Germany / Benelux / Finland.
Starting this Wednesday, Ringworm will embark on the "North American Inquisition: Chapter 1." These dates begin March 12th in Nashville, TN and wrap up March 16th in St. Louis, MO. This run also includes an appearance on March 14th in Austin, TX as part of the 4th Annual Metal Sucks South By South Death Showcase. The show will take place at the Dirty Dog Bar.
Following the shows in early March, Ringworm will be hitting the road in support of "Hammer of the Witch" beginning March 29th in Reading, PA, where the band will embark on a co-headline tour with Death Before Dishonor, which runs through April 19th in Lakewood, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
Devangelic's debut album "Resurrection Denied' will be coming worldwide in June 2014 on Comatose Music. Today the band has released a teaser trailer for the album, which can be seen below.
Ghost Ship Octavius - which features Matt Wicklund and Van Williams - has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of a new album.
You can see all the perks available and contribute to the campaign right here. The band also comments:
"We will be using all money raised to pay for production costs including: Hiring Grammy Award Winning Producer Neil Kernon to Produce, Engineer, Mix and Master the album, Studio Time at one of Seattle's best Studios for Drum and Vocal Production (Guitars, Bass and Keyboards will be done at Matt's Home GSO Studios), Manufacture and Shipment of all Perks including the Digital Album, the Physical CDs, Limited Edition Vinyl Records, Limited Edition GLOW IN THE DARK Graphic T-Shirts, GSO Crew Stickers and Autographed Posters. Artistic Design and layout will be handled by Adon and Van.
"Any funds raised above our goal will go into making the perks even more exciting, adding new perks or into extra studio time to take the album production over the top! Below is a quick video we made of one of the songs 'Saturn and Skies.' The audio is our 'rough' working demo and not final album quality." More...
Osian has signed a deal with Sliptrick Records for the worldwide release of new EP “Rhizome.” The 6 track EP will be available on all digital download and streaming platforms on March 31st, 2014. More details are forthcoming. More...
Berlin psychedelic hard rock trio Kadavar has announced a North American headlining tour, set to kick off on April 4th in Houston, TX.
The scheduled five week trek -- presented by Scion AV -- will see the band take the stage in 25 major markets across the U.S. and Canada. Kadavar continues to tour in support of latest LP "Abra Kadavar."
"We are excited to return to North America and our amplifiers are at the ready," comments Kadavar vocalist / guitarist Christoph Lindemann. "We hope you are ready for what we are bringing your way. See you soon."
As part of the tour, Kadavar will make high-profile live appearances as part of both the Austin Psych Fest, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival and Psycho de Mayo Fest in Santa Ana, California. Additionally, Kadavar will showcase as part of the 2014 SXSW Music Conference, performing multiple sets at the popular multimedia event. See below for full details.
March 10 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas (5:30 PM)
March 11 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas (5:30 PM)
March 12 Austin, TX Red 7 (midnight)
March 16 Austin, TX Empire Control Room (4PM) More...
Technical death metal force Archspire has released the second track off forthcoming new album, "The Lucid Collective."
The track, titled "Seven Crowns and the Oblivion Chain," is streaming now in the player below, courtesy of Metal Injection. "The Lucid Collective" will be released on April 29th in North America (April 25th worldwide). Pre-orders are available here.
Regarding the new track, Archspire released the following statement: "We are absolutely stoked to premiere this new track, 'Seven Crowns and the Oblivion Chain,' off our upcoming album. We are extremely happy with how this song came out in the studio, and we feel it is an interesting representation of our musical influences at the time of writing. We hope you enjoy it!" More...
Ritualistic death metal outfit Shroud of the Heretic is streaming the entirety of "Revelations in Alchemy." Give the full album at listen at Gun Shy Assassin here (two tracks are also available below).
The band's debut album, "Revelations in Alchemy," is being released today on vinyl by Blood Harvest Records. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Arrival
2. Heretical Screams
3. Chaotic Astral Ascension
5. The Adversary
6. Revelations in Alchemy
7. Blasphemous Rebirth More...
Kill Devil Hill is proud to announce the addition of Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly to the band. Kelly, who also plays with Danzig and his own band A Pale Horse Named Death, replaces Vinny Appice.
"I'm really excited about coming on board with Kill Devil Hill," says Kelly. "I've been a fan since their debut and have known the guys for a long-time. It's also clear that I have some really big shoes to fill. I'm ready for that challenge as I prepare for KDH’s next chapter - this is gonna be a blast!"
The band will play first shows with Kelly behind the kit April 4th - 6th [see dates below], which will be three warm-up shows before embarking on an Australian run with Killswitch Engage. Adds Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown:
"We all have a lot of love and respect for Vinny and have been honored to have jammed with him over the last few years - we wish Vinny well with all his future endeavors, it has been a blast!" More...
Loud Rage Music is proud to announce the addition of a new band in its roster: Tampa Bay, Florida based symphonic extreme metal act Shadow Society, which features members of Deicide, Circle II Circle, and Order of Ennead.
The band self-released debut EP, “Into the Unknown,” in 2013 and is now working on completing the track list for an upcoming debut album due to be out on Loud Rage Music later this year. Shadow Society's Rob Thoth comments:
“We are very excited to be working with Adrian and Loud Rage Music. When he approached the band and asked what we were looking for I responded with 'A label that appreciates our music and enjoys it, as well as wants to help take us to the next level.' We found those qualities in Loud Rage Music and are looking forward towards the next chapter for all of us! Plus, the label is based in Transylvania, can you get any more dark and metal than that?”
Loud Rage also adds: “We are very pleased to work with and for such a promising band as Shadow Society. Tampa Bay, Florida gave the World some of the most influential names in Death Metal, it’s time for a new name to emerge from those gifted lands, and Shadow Society is that name. Judging by their impressive debut EP, 'Into the Unknown,' I have no doubts the band will deliver an Earth-shattering full-length album, so keep your eyes on Loud Rage Music and Shadow Society for this album’s developing story!”
Dance Gavin Dance has a new animated video out now for "Death Of The Robot With Human Hair," which can be seen below.
This is the second single from the band's 2013 release, "Acceptance Speech," to get the music video treatment. The music video builds off the scene that can be found on the album's cover art.
You can also catch Dance Gavin Dance on tour this spring with Capture The Crown, Palisades, and Bleach Blonde. Dates are available at the band's Facebook profile.
New York demented noise peddlers Gnaw will be showering Austin ears this week with corrosive canticles at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase March 11th alongside Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand, Iron Reagan, Youth Code, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet and Yautja.
The following month, Gnaw will spread further audio plague across Europe with OvO for a run of live rituals through Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom. But the sonic deconstruction won't end there. On May 16th, Gnaw will crush the dreams of the hopeful as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Fest alongside Tim Hecker, Napalm Death, Gunplay, Wolf Eyes, Bastard Noise, Lubomyr Melnyk, Skullflower, Okkyung Lee, Clipping and more.
See Gnaw live: More...
Swedish guitarist and producer Ola Englund (The Haunted, Feared) has released a demo sample for a new track taken from his solo project Solar. Commenting on the reasons behind the creation of Solar, Ola Englund said:
“The idea with the project is for me to have an outlet of all my melodies and ideas that doesn't really fit in any of the other bands I play in. I'm thinking of keeping it as an ongoing project with the ability to have different kinds of guest musicians contributing. But as of right now I don’t feel I have the production/mixing skills to take on a project like this so I feel that when I end up with doing a full album I would need to hire someone to do it.”
Regarding the new audio sample, the guitarist adds: “I've decided to release the demo of the first part for free to download on this page. If you want to support you can put in an amount that you would want to donate when snagging the download. You will be contributing to more music being made. If budget allows try and make a full production with drums etc… for the full-fledged album.”
Today, cult black metallers Entartung stream the entirety of new album, "Peccata Mortalia," which was released last week by W.T.C. Productions internationally.
Give it a listen below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. W.T.C. Productions also issued the following press relesae:
"Entartung Krypteia debut displayed a young black metal band with an old soul, breathing deep the spirit of ancient darkness. But with Peccata Mortalia, Entartung exhale a crypt-stench stronger than death. Indeed, Peccata Mortalia displays the duo in an even stronger (black)light, the songwriting both more assured and distinctive and the execution more vile and grim.
"Shadow-draped yet melodic, despite the band's Teutonic origins, Entartung forego the mystical/medieval vibe of their country's usual black metal style and, in fact, slot well alongside Finland's filthy and emotive idiom of the past decade. By any description, however, Peccata Mortalia is black metal traditionalism par excellence." More...
Swedish heavy metal act Portrait today announces the release of new album "Crossroads" for April 25th in Europe and April 29th in North America.
Pre-order information is available via Metal Blade here and the new single "In Time" can be heard below. Portrait also comments:
"'Crossroads' is a sevenfold blessing and curse upon a dying music scene, an album imbued with something untouchable and yet undeniable. This first single 'In Time' was the first song written for 'Crossroads' and is one of the more straight-forward ones of the album. Bang or be banged!"
Guitarist Christian Lindell adds: "This is our most important album up to date in so many ways, and we couldn't be more satisfied with the final outcome. To me personally, Portrait has finally become what I have always wanted the band to be, and we are hungrier than ever. The new album will speak for itself, and the year 2014 will be a year of Truth and of Conquest. Beware!"
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Red Bank, New Jersey's Riotgod (featuring Monster Magnet drummer Bob Pantella and Guitarist Garrett Sweeny) is set to release third album "Driven Rise" on March 18th in North America via Metalville Records.
Metal Insider is hosting an exclusive premiere of the first true music video from Riotgod. The video is for the title track off the new album. Check out the exclusive premiere and an interview with drummer Bob Pantella at Metal Insider here, or watch the clip below. More...
Gothenburg's Miasmal has finished recording an upcoming second full-length album, "Cursed Redeemer."
Due out April 28th in Europe and May 13th in North America, "Cursed Redeemer" was recorded by Fredrik Nordström in Studio Fredman and contains eight tracks of ruthless, straight-forward death metal. The cover artwork was created by Mattias Frisk.
Miasmal will present "Cursed Redeemer" at a special showcase in Gothenburg with label-mates Morbus Chron and Vampire on April 5th at Truckstop Alaska. To honor the special event, Century Media will release a limited 7" split EP that offers one exclusive new track from both Miasmal and Vampire.
The mysterious and grim Spanish black metal band Wrong has inked an agreement with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of a second album titled "Pessimistic Outcomes" and will include five tracks with a total length of 47 minutes.
This duet, formed by Phlegeton (Wormed, Human Mincer, Banished From Inferno, Godüs) and DP Rey (The Ytriple Corporation, Neverdie), started as a project in November 2012 and then in February 2013 released debut album "Memories of Sorrow" through Aphelion Productions.
"Pessimistic Outcomes" was entirely produced by the band at Delta314 Sound Studio. Xtreem Music also comments:
"Wrong displays a very particular vision of Black Metal, performed with conviction and skills, near the swedish Shining, full of desperate and mysterious passages, disturbing pianos, similar to Lifelover or Lunar Aurora, sharp guitars that reveal hypnotic melodies and dark dissonances in the style of Blut Aus Nord, combined with raw mid-paced passages that reminds to Khold but somewhat more dynamic, incorporating powerful galloping rhythms similar to Craft, and of course without giving up traditional quick bursts like Taake or early Satyricon. More...
The Houston purveyors of old school death metal madness in War Master have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming split 7" record with Coruña grinders Nashgul.
Recorded last May, War Master contributes the track "Sacrificial Death." Keeping with the tradition of the band's barbaric themes, former War Master vocalist Daniel Shaw drew this black-and-white illustration available below. The shadowy art depicts Death looming behind the throne of a dead and eviscerated king surrounded by skulls. Doomentia Records will release the recording, with an official date forthcoming.
War Master joins friends Blood Royale, Widower, Whore of Bethlehem and others for an unofficial SXSW show on March 11th:
American Icon presents Case Of The Black Witch
711 1/2 Red River, Austin, Texas 78701
Doors @ 6:30 More...
Ready to start a U.S. Spring tour promoting the reissue of the “Instinct” album on Argonauta Records, Florida sludge act Hollow Leg just released a new song titled “God Eater."
The song works as a prelude to album number three and all within the band are excited to summon more new material. “God Eater” can be streamed in the player below.
Mars Red Sky's new album "Stranded in Arcadia" is set for release on April 28th in Europe and June 10th in North America. Today you can see the video for "Arcadia" below, and the full album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Light Beyond
2. Hovering Satellites
3. Holy Mondays
4. Join the Race
7. Seen a ghost
8. Beyond The Light More...
Ageless Oblivion is currently streaming the full new "Penthos" album ahead of its official release on March 17th (Europe) and March 18th (North America).
Cult Leader has checked in with the following announcement about the "Nothing For Us Here" U.S. tour with Yautja:
"We're very excited to announce our upcoming U.S. tour with Yautja. The details are below. We are going to have vinyl for every single show, and CD/digital for most of them. Yautja has a truly great album that came out last month that they will also be selling. Deathwish Inc. and Forcefield Records do good work.
"Us and Yautja are taking turns touring out to each other's hometowns and back, so be sure to check their dates as well. More details and the remaining announcements should come soon and you'll have them when we do. Spread the word. We hope to see you out there."
4/10 Boise @ The Crux
4/11 Tacoma @ New Frontier Lounge (Bleak Outlook)
4/12 Portland @ Laughing Horse
4/13 Chico @ 100th Monkey Cafe
4/15 Pomona @ Aladdin Jr
4/16 Tempe @ 51 West
4/17 El Paso @ The Naylair
4/18 Austin @ Red 7 Indoors w/ Illustrations
4/19 TBA* w/ Illustrations
4/20 Dallas @ Three Links w/ Illustrations
4/21 Oklahoma City @ The Conservatory
4/22 Albuquerque @ Gasworks (WITHOUT YAUTJA)
4/23 Las Vegas @ TBA (WITHOUT YAUTJA) More...
"Neo-Gothic Propaganda" is the latest full-length album from Italian Gothic metal act Macbeth, and the release is out now in Europe via Dragonheart Records. A teaser trailer for the album has been made available and can be seen below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Scent of winter
2. Slow motion tragedies
3. Void of light
4. Last night in Shanghai
5. I don't care of being just like you
6. Empire's fall
9. Little spark
10. The archetype More...
No Consequence has a new video clip out now for "Enemy of Logic," which can be seen below and comes off the "IO" album. Vocalist Kaan Tasan also comments on the track:
"Enemy Of Logic is about the opportunity to choose for yourself what you want to believe in and not live your life according to someone else's rules. Sadly there are a lot of people in the world who are forced into a certain belief system or way of life that they have no say in. It worries me that in a lot of cases these systems, that should be there to unite people, have been distorted, causing violent conflict, tearing our world apart." More...
Italian thrashers Ultra-Violence released a new music video for the track "L.F.D.Y." The track appears on the debut full length album "Privilege to Overcome," which was issued back in April of 2013 via Punishment 18 Records.
The video was created by Fabio Mori. Check it out here:
South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...
German power metal act Sinbreed posted the fourth and final in studio video series showcasing the recording sessions for the upcoming new album "Shadows." The release is set to drop via AFM Records on March 28th (EU) and April 14th (USA). In this installment, Herbie Langhans (Beyond the Bridge) records vocal tracks.
The track list for "Shadows" is:
1. Bleed (see music video here)
3. Call to Arms
5. Leaving the Road
6. Far Too Long
7. Black Death
8. Standing Tall
9. London Moon
10. Broken Wings
Check out the clip here: More...
Dutch symphonic metal act Delain released a preview of the new album "The Human Contradiction," which features clips from the entire album. The album is set for release via Napalm Records on April 8th in North America. The track list is:
1. Here Come the Vultures
2. Your Body is a Battleground (see lyric video)
4. My Masquerade
5. Tell Me, Mechanist
6. Sing to Me
7. Army of Dolls
9. The Tragedy of the Commons
Check out the preview here: More...
Spanish groove metal act Vita Imana is streaming the new track "Oxigeno" from the new album "Oceanidae," which releases today via Sobry Music. "Oceanidae" was produced by David Sobrino and Vita Imana and mastered in Sterling Sound in New York City.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Depredador de Luz
3. Ablepsia (see music video)
4. Mar de Cristales
5. Manos de Sangre
6. Seis Almas
Check out "Oxigeno" here: More...
French symphonic metal act Qantice, now fronted by Damnation Angels vocalist PelleK, released an in studio video on the making of the upcoming sophomore LP "The Pantonauts." The album was produced & mixed by Kevin Codfert (Adagio/Myrath) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Symphony X/Dragonsfore) and will be released on March 12th (Japan), April 7th (EU), and an unspecified date in May for the USA.
The track list for "The Phantonauts" is:
2. Epic Fail (streaming here)
5. Slayers' Jig
6. The Last Circus
7. Giant of Embers
8. Swansong by Syphelia
9. The Gest of Nekroxyter
11. Mild Illusion
Check out the clip here: More...
German power metal band Brainstorm released a music video for the title track of the new album "Firesoul." The release will drop on April 4th on CD, limited digipak, limited special edition and limited vinyl LP via AFM Records.
The track listing is:
1. Erased By The Dark
3. Descendants Of The Fire
4. Entering Solitude
5. Recall The Real
7. Feed Me Lies
8. What Grows Inside
9. The Chosen
10. … And I Wonder
Check out "Firesoul" here: More...
Danish hard rock/metal act Pretty Maids released a music video for the new track "My Soul to Take." The song appears on the new release "Louder Than Hell," an album of newly re-recorded classics with four new tracks. The album drops via Frontiers Records on March 21st (EU) and March 25th (North America).
The track list is:
1. Deranged (New Song) (see music video)
2. Playing God
4. My Soul to Take (New Song)
5. He Who Never Lived
6. Virtual Brutality
7. Tortured Spirit
8. With These Eyes
9. Nuclear Boomerang (New Song)
10. Snakes in Eden
11. Wake Up to the Real World
12. A Heart Without a Home (New Song)
Check out "My Soul to Take" here: More...