Metal News for March 11, 2012
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Heavy London stoner trio Stubb is streaming its eight-song debut album over on Bandcamp. Stubb recorded this debut at Dropout Studios in London after touring the UK and Germany with 70s rock preservationists Stone Axe in April 2011. In fact, Stubb will head out with Stone Axe once again in April. Tony Reed (of Stone Axe, Mos Generator) did the mixing and mastering for it after he did St. Vitus' latest effort. Check out the new Stubb album below, which has a Cream vibe to it. Below also follow a series of concert dates Stubb will be embarking upon.
STUBB DATES WITH STONE AXE & TRIPPY WICKED
Apr 05 Scruffy Murphys Birmingham, UK
Apr 06 Desertfest London London, UK
Apr 07 Stereo Cafe Bar Glasgow, UK
Apr 08 TBA
Apr 09 The Star And Garter Manchester, UK
Apr 10 The Rambler Eindhoven, Netherlands
Apr 11 Immerhin Würzburg, Germany
Apr 12 AJZ Eielefeld, Germany
Apr 13 Oetinger Villa Darmstadt, Germany
Apr 14 Vortex Siegen, Germany
May 12 The Unicorn London, UK (w/ Orange Sunshine & Santa Cruz)
Chilean thrashers Nuclear have released the album "Live at Teatro Novedades 2007." The album contains material that was never released before, which you can download via Digmetalworld for free by going to this location. The pro-quality bootleg "Live at Teatro Novedades" was recorded on December 7th, 2007 at Teatro Novedades on the "Denying Heaven Tour," when Nuclear were supporting Criminal in Chile. You can watch the multi-cam video of six live songs following the jump. Below is the tracklisting for the album, which you may stream in the widget.
1. Mindfucked C.S.
2. F.P.S.C. (Filthy Politicians Sluts Corporation)
3. The Pain You Asked For
4. Heaven Denied
5. 11h Block
8. Silent Scream (Slayer cover)
Oklahoma City's progressive metal wizards Switchblade Rosie are streaming a track from their upcoming EP, "Nocturnal Guest," due out on March 17th. The song in questions is called "Gale Force Brutality," and can be heard below.
On the day of release, Switchblade Rosie will be performing in OKC, as well as premiering a new music video for the song "Nocturnal Guest." The details of the event can be found on Facebook. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Steeped in their love of jazz, metal, and classical music, the members of Switchblade Rosie have honed their sound into a package that combines influences from all these genres and pushes them one step further. Inspired by everything from John Coltrane to Meshuggah, Death, and even Bach, these forward-thinking gents believe in the idea that music should never be singularly genre-specific. Their unique take on progressive metal places a mélange of classical melodies and jazzy rhythms at the forefront of an aggressive and emotionally delivered assault.
"Following the release of a debut EP and music video in October of 2010, Switchblade Rosie quickly advanced in the ranks of Oklahoma’s music scene as reports of their memorable live performances spread. Taking notes all the while, the band reformed itself in November of 2011, abandoning keyboards for live performances but stepping up the visual and aural impact of the music on all levels. A new EP entitled Nocturnal Guest is set for release on March 17th, 2012, and promises to deliver yet a new level of the energy and innovation Switchblade Rosie have become known for." More...
The Last Ten Seconds of Life has begun to carve out a place in the metal scene through brute force and aggression. The band has toured the U.S. and now has finished up work on a brand new EP, entitled "Warpath."
The Last Ten Seconds of life is ready to unveil a new video for the title track from the EP. Check out "Warpath" below. The clip is directed by Joel Bradley of New Fury Productions.
"Blacklands," the new album by San Francisco's Castle, is scheduled for an April release on Germany's Ván Records. Produced by Billy Anderson (CATHEDRAL, SLEEP, EYEHATEGOD), "Blacklands" is the follow up the debut "In Witch Order" released last year.
The band has now posted a teaser video online previewing several songs from the release and showing footage shot during the albums' recording sessions at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland CA. Check out the video below.
The promo video comes hot on the heels of the recently announced tour which will see Castle performing with Ván Records label mates Verdunkeln and Year of the Goat at select shows across Germany and The Netherlands this May. Confirmed dates are as follows:
May 04 - Leipzig GER - Hellraiser Club
May 05 - Berlin, GER - Blackland
May 09 - Tilburg NL - Little Devil
May 11 - Mannheim, GER - 7er Club
May 12 - Oberhausen, GER - Turbinenhalle More...
Storm Corrosion is the upcoming collaboration between Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson. The pair will release "Storm Corrosion" on May 8 via Roadrunner Records, and pre-orders are now available here. The artwork for the project can be viewed below, and the track listing details for the collector's edition is as follows:
Limited Edition Double-LP set of the self-titled album with exclusive artwork
180-Gram black virgin vinyl in gatefold jacket
Digital download of high quality Flac files of the entire album
Autographed 12" x 12" poster of exclusive artwork
24" x 36" fold out poster of exclusive artwork
1. Drag Ropes - 9:52
2. Storm Corrosion - 10:12
3. Hag - 6:28
4. Happy - 4:53
5. Lock Howl - 6:09
6. Ljudet Innan - 10:20
5.1 audio mix of entire self-titled album
2 exclusive demo tracks
5 instrumental tracks
Storm Corrosion self-titled CD More...
The new War of Ages album "Return To Life" will be released on April 24th, 2012 via Facedown Records. Pre-orders for the album are now available at this location. The band has also now posted a teaser trailer online for the release, which can be found below.
You know you're old school when you've had an album on Shrapnel records and can count eleven full-length albums among your repertoire. This is where the story of Canadian thrashers Exciter begins - way back in 1978. They began as Hell Razor and changed their name out of homage to the Judas Priest song and put out a demo, getting the attention of the legendary Mike Varney. He was the head of Shrapnel records, a label that catered to the forefathers of American thrash and all the classic guitar heroes. Mike put Exciter's track "WWIII" on his second compilation, "US Metal Volume II" in 1982. The debut, "Heavy Metal Maniac," followed on the label in 1983. This album already had great hype as a nine-song tape traded overseas, and ten thousand metalheads had put in an order for it upon its release. More...
German black metal act Wraithcult just made the band's debut album available for streaming online. Check out the full release via the Wraithcult Facebook profile.
The "Gestalt" album was recorded at Woodshed Studios and engineered, mastered, and mixed by V.Santura (Tryptikon, Dark Fortress). Production was handled by the band, with a guest solo on "Prophet Deceiver" coming from Steffen Kummerer (Obscura, Thulcandra).
The band also released the following biography of itself:
"Every time generates the artists it deserves. So, like wraiths amongst the living flesh, the German black metal outfit Wraithcult establishes a devastating view upon the modern, crippled society and puts a finger in the wounds of a crushed time. The band itself has risen from the ashes of Helfahrt, who managed to gain a well earned reputation during their 5 years of constant playing in the German and European Metal scene. More...
Debemur Morti Productions has checked in with the following announcement about delays in the release of the new Blut Aus Nord album:
"Let's get rid of the bad news first : contrary to recently mentioned on our Facebook page, the last chapter of the '777' trilogy won't be released in May. Vindsval thinks the album isn't excellent enough and will work further on it.
"It is absolutely vital that '777 - Cosmosophy' represents a fitting denouement to the trilogy. If all goes according to plan, it will be out at the end of September.
"Now that the bad news has been dispersed, we're really proud to announce that, 16 years after its original release, 'Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Age' is ready for a proper vinyl release. The majestic artwork was crafted by Valnoir Mortasonge and can be seen here. Pre-orders will be taken soon and we expect this to be released within 4 weeks."
Debemur Morti Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing Monolithe's upcoming "Monolithe III" album:
"Initiating a new era of deep darkness, we're honoured to announce a pact in blood with French doom mongers MONOLITHE.
"After two critically-acclaimed albums and two digitally-released EPs, the band is currently working on 'Monolithe III,' a new album heralded as a 'progression in continuity.' In a few months, you'll be invited to sink into MONOLITHE's bleak world of horror and nothingness, where only desolation prevails.
In response to Limp Bizkit’s claim that the band is currently working on the “heaviest, most crazy metal record of all time” Australian metallers Kunvuk have issued the following statement:
“The audacity of a band like Limp Bizkit to make such an absurd statement is almost incomprehensible. It’s the same as if Nickelback were to come out and say that they are relevant to the progression of rock. Or if Marilyn Manson were to come out and say he wasn’t an overweight, passed-his-use-by-date middle-aged drag queen. Usually we wouldn’t give this kind of scum a second thought but Durst has a way of giving grown men hives. Trying to step into the domain of crazy metal? Well I guess you pinched a nerve in me boy.
"Listen LIMP BIZKIT. We want to see you try and make the heaviest, most crazy metal record you can. I guarantee that we, KUNVUK, will hand you your ass at this endeavour. We are working on our new album now. Let’s see you stick to your fucking word. You think you know crazy? Then let’s strap it on and get crazy.
"Yours in the utmost contempt, KUNVUK
"P.S. We saw your recent tribute to Jessica at Soundwave and it is not fucking cool to have her name up there while your bouncing around singing about pussy. That girl was 16 when she died. Don’t know whether you meant to pull her name down after the tribute song or not but it appeared to be a major dick move on your part to keep it up through the 'hits.'"
Deathrash/groove outfit Common Dead has released a music video for the song "Wound," taken from the new album, "Diatribe" (reviewed here). As an animated piece, the video contains rotoscoped performance footage and features stop-motion segments contributed by Montreal artist, Jean-Philippe McGurrin.
Common Dead comments: "This is one of the more accessible songs from 'Diatribe', relating thoughts that stem from successive loss. The surreal animation portrays separation and struggle to mirror the song's message, while the 'shadow people' effect was chosen in homage to stories that have spread about such entities."