Metal News for March 13, 2012
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41 news articles posted on this day.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed blackened death metal band Fiends At Feast and will release the bands debut five-song EP "Shadows Of Extinction" (reviewed here) March 27th on CD format. Below is an uploaded video from the "Shadows of Extinction" release for the track "Pariah." Fiends at Feast hail from Santa Cruz, CA and tackle lyrical themes of introspection and the apocalypse.
Creator of such shows as Home Movies and Metalocalypse, and mastermind behind the "pretend" band Dethklok, Brendon Small is now stepping away from the brutality and towards the melody with his upcoming new project Galaktikon. Described as "high stakes intergalactic extreme rock," the over the top new album is set to drop this coming April.
To find out more about the project, I got ahold of Brendon to chat about how Galaktikon came to be, and to hear his thoughts on the upcoming new season of Metalocalypse. Below you can read Brendon's explanation of how Galaktikon arose due to problems with the recording of the second Dethklok album, and find his assurances that the new Metalocalypse episodes will be crammed with more of the metallic, gory mayhem fans crave. More...
Shattered Destiny has now released the third video in a series of clips showing the band's time in the studio recording "Fragments." Watch this new video below, or find the previous clip at this location. The “Fragments” EP is set for release this coming March 20th, 2012.
The Safety Fire is ready to release the band's first full-length album, "Grind The Ocean," on April 9th in the UK and April 10th in North America. In support of this release, The Safety Fire will join Protest the Hero, Periphery, Jeff Loomis, and Today I Caught the Plague on the road this spring for a first tour of North America.
A tour preparation video, featuring a "safety"-walkthrough by the band's own Derya "Dez" Nagle and Joaquin "Jo" Ardiles, can be viewed after the jump.
For fans that can't wait for the album's release, The Safety Fire recently posted a new single, "Circassian Beauties", which can be heard here. A video for the band's first single, "Huge Hammers," can also be viewed at this location.
A complete list of North American tour dates for The Safety Fire is available below, so check to see when the group will be coming to a city near you. More...
Deathsquad Demongods has posted a new music video online for the song "Apocalypse Joe," which can be found in the clip below. "Apocalypse Joe" is taken off the band's debut album "Your New Favorite F**kin Band." The track listing is as follows:
1. Deathsquad Demongods
2. Everybody's Favorite Guy
3. Dirty Little Liar
4. Apocalypse Joe
5. All Of The Demons Pledge Allegiance To Me
6. Judas Priest (Bonus Track)
The Asymmetry Festival will be taking place from May 3rd - 5th in Poland, with full details available here. The following press release was issued about the fest:
"Asymmetry Festival is a unique event on the Central European scale. Successfully organized since four years, draws fans of the alternative music scene not only from Poland, but Germany, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and many other neighbouring countries as well. The festival constantly develops its formula in continuous searches for new music genres – genres which defy labelling. The event will take place, for the first time, in a special location on the map of Wroclaw – the XIXc. building of the Browar Mieszczanski [Bourgeois Brewery], which since many years is an important cultural point of the city.
"Apart from the location, the assumptions and priorities in attitude towards the invited artists have changed as well. Among the 40 bands performing there, there is a numerous group of innovative projects, which are difficult to come across on any European festival stage. So side by side with the legendary Sleep, Killing Joke, Red Fang or Amenra, the guests of Asymmetry will also witness performances of all-star groups, created exclusively to in order to open the artistic floodgates of musical visions and the need to evolve.
"Let yourself be carried away by the fun. Come to Wroclaw and become witnesses of something huge."
The lineup and schedule for the festival is as follows: More...
Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore are kicking off a mini U.K. tour with death metal legends Suffocation tonight - Tuesday, 13th March - at The Underworld in London. The band will be playing four shows before heading off to perform at Hammerfest on Saturday March 17th, joining the likes of Anthrax, Skindred, Amon Amarth, Diamond Plate, Evile, Savage Messiah, and more.
Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments:
"We can't wait for this tour - who wouldn't want to tour with Suffocation? We spent some time with Suffocation, Blood Red Throne and Cattle Decapitation in Holland last week, and we all can't wait to hit the road together!"
Don't miss Cerebral Bore on tour at the following shows:
Mar. 13 - London, UK - The Underworld
Mar. 14 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell
Mar. 15 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 16 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Mar. 17 - Prestatyn, UK - Hammerfest
Candlelight Records today officially unleashes the second album from quartet Lord Mantis, bearing the title "Pervertor," onto North American fans. The following press release was issued about the album currently streaming online:
"Even though their 2009-released debut album Spawning The Nephilim and the members' involvement in a variety of other notable extreme metal acts has already built the band a ravenous cult fanbase, Pervertor sets a new bar for the Chicago-based henchmen as it rapes your soul with nearly 50 minutes of caustic, crushing, blackened anguish.
"To show their devotion to the scathing Lord Mantis tones, the underground correspondents over at Cvlt Nation have hosted a stream of Pervertor in its entirety. Have yourself disemboweled by the brutal tunes here.
"Lord Mantis will be taking to the road in the coming weeks in support of the album, and have confirmed a hometown record release massacre at the Cobra Lounge alongside Indian, Regrets and Hunters the first week of April."
4/06/2012 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL - LORD MANTIS record release show w/ Indian, Regrets, Hunters
Bucharest, Romania based act Shesdead has posted the song "Medusa" online for streaming and free download. You can get the song via SoundCloud or through the player below.
The song "Medusa" comes from the band's first full-length album "Seven" that will
be released this Spring through Metalfan Records Division. The album is produced by the band's guitar player Tudor Scanteie, with artwork being handled by the Romanian graphic artist Dragos Aldea from Death Row Design (Born of Osiris, Master, Deathdrive etc).
The band line-up is:
Ionut Solescu "Shole" (Crize, Everybody) - lead vocals
Radu Max - guitar
Tudor Scanteie (Tiarra) - guitar
Alex Nechifor - bass
Mihai Tanasescu "Tase" (ex-Deviant, ex-Kratos) - drums
Ion Pomponiu "John" (Tiarra) - keyboards More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of IWrestledABearOnce live at the "I'm In A Boat Festival" in California on Saturday March 10th. Check out the clip below, where fans attempted to rush the crowded stage before security and venue production shut the show down. The mayhem begins around the 4:30 mark.
Paris death metal act Necroblaspheme is ready to release the band's third album "XXVI: The Deeper, The Better" at the end of March 2012. You can check out a song from the album, titled "Seated to the Left of the Sick," in the player below. Tracks from Necroblaspheme are also available via the band's SoundCloud page.
Necroblaspheme also has the following upcoming live shows:
4.03.2012: Napalm Death + Necroblaspheme @ La Maroquinerie, Paris 75020
24.03.2012: Necroblaspheme + Pensum + Decaying @ Le Coffre à Bière, Chateaudun 28200 More...
As previously announced, French metallers Eths recently shot a video clip for the song "Adonaï," the first single from forthcoming album "III" (reviewed here), due out on April 6th.
Since "Adonaï" is one of the four songs with English vocals on the international edition of "III," there are two versions of the video and both are being premiered today. Check out La Grosse Radio for the French video and Metal Hammer UK for the English one. Both clips are also available below. More...
Today the fine folks at Decibel Magazine are hosting an exclusive stream of “Decimating The Ancestry Of The Only God,” from Italian death metal horde Hour of Penance. The track comes off the band’s upcoming "Sedition" full-length, set for release on March 27th in North America, April 2nd in the U.K. and April 6th in mainland Europe, via the band’s new label home, Prosthetic Records.
The album was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito and is the follow up to 2010’s "Paradogma." To assault your ear holes, scroll on over to this location.
Hour of Penance will hit North American shores for the first time the week of release, to support The Black Dahlia Murder, alongside Nile and Skeletonwitch on a full U.S. tour, which includes a stop at New England Metal Fest. More...
Lithuanian act Awakening Sun has posted an official new music video online for the track "Under Control," which is taken from the album "Sold Out." Check out the video clip below, or find more details on Awakening Sun via the band's Facebook profile.
Swedish melodic death metallers Engel's third album is entitled "Blood of Saints" and has been scheduled for a May 18th release (North American date TBA). The track listing is as follows:
1. Question Your Place
3. Feel Afraid
5. Cash King
6. One Good Thing
7. Blood of Saints
8. Down to Nothing
9. Drama Queen
10. In Darkness
11. Journeys End
In other news, "Sense the Fire" (from Engel's previous album "Threnody"), was released last week for the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3. The song can be purchased from the in game music store on the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3, on the Xbox Live marketplace on the 360, or online. Check out the game video below. More...
Last year while All Else Fails was on tour across Canada in promotion of the album "The Oracle: What Was, Is And Could Have Been, the band had the unfortunate luck of AEF vocalist's Barrett Klesko's laptop stolen when their tour van was broken into. On that laptop, stored for future release to fans was a sixteen track album recorded years ago.
Thought to be lost forever, rough mixes and all have been discovered in the murky depths of the Suicidal Bride Records vault. Now back with a vengeance, AEF is proud to share with fans for free download the latest release "All Else Fails - Ruins Punk For Everyone."
The songs are available for streaming below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Meaning of Life 03:16
2. Dig Up Her Bones 03:01
3. Fertile Fields 01:47
4. I Don't Wanna Be Me 03:52
5. Back to Hell 02:59
6. Rio De San Atlanta, Manitoba 00:47
7. No Cigar 02:54
8. God's Love 02:33
9. Seminole Wind 03:57 More...
In celebration of the brand new full-length, "Torture," released today in North America through Metal Blade Records, death metal's most revered act, Cannibal Corpse, is pleased to unveil the official new video for "Encased In Concrete." The video was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Municipal Waste, Suffocation etc.) and is being hosted by prime horror portal, Bloody Disgusting.
Comments bassist Alex Webster: "It was great to work with the folks at MyGoodEye. We feel they've created a video that perfectly complements the violent intensity of the music and lyrics for 'Encased In Concrete.'"
To peep "Encased In Concrete," head over to this location.
Cannibal Corpse's official U.S. headlining tour will commence this April. Sponsored by Metal Blade Records, Good Fight Entertainment and dB Drum Shoes, the U.S. Torture Tour 2012 will begin April 5th in Jacksonville, Florida. Support on the near month-long trek will be provided by Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik. In addition, the band will headline this year's edition of the Summer Slaughter Festival with official dates to be announced soon. More...
Job For A Cowboy today unleashes the first of a series of instructional video posts featuring guitar wizard Tony Sannicandro. Dubbed "The Leads Are Weak," the mini clips offer playing tips and an up-close look at Sannicandro's skills and technique.
Clip #1 showcases the solo From "Signature Of Starving Power" off the band's "Gloom" EP. Check out the video below or at the official Job For A Cowboy landing page here.
The Arizona death metallers will begin a five-and-a-half week North American road journey as part of the Metal Alliance Tour next week. The live rituals will commence on March 15 in Austin, Texas at South By Southwest 2012. The band will be joined by The Faceless, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, Wretched, and headliners, Devildriver.
In addition, Job For A Cowboy will play a special daytime show on March 15th as headliner of the Metal Blade Records' 30th Anniversary party at SXSW. Presented by Musicians InstituteAnnex (formerly Emo's Annex) and co-sponsored by 'stache media, the show will begin at 11:30am and devour ears until 6:00pm.
Job For A Cowboy will release the new full-length, "Demonocracy," this Spring. Produced by Jason Seucof (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium) who recorded the band's "Ruination" full-length, at Audiohammer Studios, and featuring the conceptual cover design by artist Brent Elliott White, "Demonocracy" will be unearthed to North American fans on April 10, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. More...
3 Inches of Blood has posted a 2nd webisode online, which can be viewed below and was shot during the band's time in the studio working on "Long Live Heavy Metal." The album is due out on March 26th, 2012 in North America.
In support of the release, 3 Inches of Blood will be heading out on the "Metal Alliance Tour 2012" with Devildriver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, Impending Doom, and Wretched. Following the "Metal Alliance Tour 2012", the band will make a return to Europe on the "Long Live Heavy Metal" tour with label-mates Aneglus Apatrida, as well as Goatwhore and Havok. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...
Seattle's monolithic death-tinged doom band Anhedonist will be unleashing their debut this Spring on Dark Descent Records. Entitled "Netherwards," this album features over forty minutes of doom sliced up into four epic tracks.
Dark Descent will be releasing "Netherwards" in May of 2012. Check out a video upload of one of Anhedonist's older songs, "The Insatiable Hole," after the jump.
Inherent Opprobrium More...
Celebrating 20 years of existence, the Czech Republic's Avenger has just released "Bohemian Dark Metal" on Deathgasm Records. Often misconstrued, in this case "dark metal" refers to the brutality of death, the fury and ancient evil spirit of black and the gloom and despair of doom metal. "Bohemian Dark Metal" features guest appearances by Blackie (ex-Root, Cales), Franta Storm (Masters Hammer) and many more. Below is the tracklisting and cover art of the album.
Fales A Apatie
Z Jeho Krve
Hledme, Plamen Duse!
Dark Metal More...
Terrorizer Magazine is currently streaming cult black metal legend Enthroned's grim and fierce ninth album "Obsidium." Check out the full album stream here, which will be available until March 20th.
Black Sheep Wall will be releasing its second album, "No Matter Where it Ends," on Season of Mist Records on March 23rd. The band has premiered a new song from that release, "Ambient Ambitions," over at this location.
"No Matter Where it Ends" is the follow up to 2008's "I Am God," and the Los Angeles combo will be performing a couple of dates in its home city to coincide with the release of the new one. The dates follow below:
Mar 23 The Smell Los Angeles, CA
Mar 30 The Handbag Factory Los Angeles, CA
"The Making of Equilibrium" video series gives you the first look at God Forbid’s upcoming album, out 3/26, from inside the studio. Part 4 features exclusive studio footage and commentary from guitarist Matt Wicklund, giving a unique viewpoint as the group’s newest addition. Check out the clip below.
Pre-orders and package deals for "Equilibrium," featuring brand new merch, are now available here. You can also see God Forbid on tour across the U.S. this spring with Overkill. The tour hits major cities including Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles and more, with full details below.
Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about releasing the "Transcendence Into The Peripheral" album from Disembowelment on vinyl:
"Relapse Records is extremely excited to announce the release of Australia’s legendary death-doom pioneers Disembowelment’s seminal full-length debut, 'Transcendence Into the Peripheral,' on vinyl for the first time ever. This groundbreaking opus of funeral doom will be limited to a one time pressing on gatefold double LP and is set for a May 8th release date. Pressing information and pre-orders are currently available at this location.
"Additionally, 2/4’s of the band will be performing a series of special shows under the names d.USK and their new project Inverloch, representing the final embodiment of diSEMBOWELMENT. A limited edition, deluxe version of Transcendence Into the Peripheral featuring a screen printed cover and alternate vinyl color will be available exclusively at the band’s performance for the upcoming Roadburn Festival.
After over a year burnt up due to injuries and member changes, Santa Cruz bastards Dusted Angel are ready to re-emerge this Spring with their rehabilitated new lineup. Vocalist Clifford Dinsmore issued a statement on some background of where the new skin-smasher came from and how it's an important step for Dusted Angel, and even a bit about the newer, harder sound the band has taken on.
"Our new drummer's name is Steve Ilse, and he is on fire!" Dinsmore states. "Our background together goes all the way back to High(at) School. The very first bands I was in were with him: Suicide Prone, and Holocaust, circa 1980/81. I had some heavy shit going on when I was a teenager and when Steve and I became friends, his parents took me in, and treated me like a family member for years. M.A.D/Bl'ast! pretty much formed, and had first practices at what we called the 'Ilse Mansion.' His parents were so cool -- they would let all the punk bands practice in the garage, and during a couple of summers there were like 10 people living in that garage. His Mom would cook for all the touring bands, some of which over the years include Scream, Govt. Issue, SubHumans, L7, Helmet, Nirvana, and others to numerous to mention... or even remember at this point. Steve was also in an awesome punk band called Creature, with Eric and my bother Dave." More...
Five-piece all female Italian sludge/doom band SaturninE is streaming its new seven-song demo over on Bandcamp. Among the songs is a cover of the Bathory tune "Call From the Grave." All five women in the band have an interest in the occult, and hail from the cities of Bologna, Modena and Viterbo. Check out the songs from SaturninE's unsigned demo below.
Greek symphonic/electronic metal band Dol Ammad posted a new music video for the track "Hyperspeed." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming third full length LP "Cosmic Gods: Episode I - Hyperspeed," which is due for release on March 28, 2012 through the band's own Electronic Art Metal Records.
The track listing for "Cosmic Gods: Episode I - Hyperspeed" is as follows:
1. Magus Invicta
2. Noctis Labyrinthus
3. Golden Phantasma
4. Titan Warriors
6. Stargate Pyramid
9. Caravan Of Mars
10. Seeds Of Life More...
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody has just finished recorded a new music video for the new song "Dark Fate of Atlantis." The video was shot in Stockholm, Sweden, and was directed by Owe Lingvall, of Dream Day Media, also known for the Kamelot video for "The Great Pandemonium." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming LP "Ascending to Infinity," due out on June 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.
The band commented on the video and upcoming DVD to accompany the LP:
We are impressed by the visionary style of Owe’s works. For a band willing to sound and look cinematic like Rhapsody there was no better choice possible. The video will spread for free around the world in the beginning of April. Our friend Owe will be also responsible for an extra DVD including the video, the 'making of' documentary related with it, and exclusive interviews with all the Rhapsody band members. Nuclear Blast will release this extra DVD, lasting more than one hour, in the Limited Edition of the new upcoming album 'Ascending To Infinity,' to be released worldwide on June 29. A further gift to all our fans around the world!More...
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt of YOB will be releasing a solo album on June 12th via Thrill Jockey records. He's been busy with two YOB tours this year, but still found the energy to create a personal release. Titled "Stay Awake," the album was produced by Sub Pop grunge legend (and Mike's personal friend) Tad Doyle over at his Witch Ape Studios in Seattle. The cover art, featured below, was done by Stevie Floyd - who also did the most recent YOB album "Atma." Mike says that this acoustic album will be dramatically different from YOB in a spacious and intense way.
Italian doom band Black Capricorn will be heading off on a two-week European tour at the end of March which starts in the band's hometown in Sardinia and ends in Germany. Below we have posted the dates for the "Deneb Algedi Tour 2012 - 1st Orbit." Black Capricorn recently put out its self-titled debut album, the track "Sa Bruxia" from that release featured below.
30.03 Italia - Cagliari (Sardinia Island) @ Idioteque Old Square
06.04 Tyrol or Austria - (Bozen / Innsbruck / Salzburg - TBA) w/ Obeliskkh
07.04 Austria - Wien @ Escape (Springdoom Depression IV w/ Ereb Altor, Mael Mahorda, Vortigan, Relinquished)
08.04 Italia - Treviso @ Loc. Altroquando (Maximum Festival w/ Baby Woodrose, Alix, Solrize, Underdogs, Temple of Deimos)
11.04 Italia - Arese (Milano) @ SGA w/ King Bong, Bones & Comfort
12.04 Italia - Torino @ United Club w/ Evilfish
13.04 Switzerland - TBA
14.04 Germany - Wurzburg @ Immerhin More...
Polish melodic/black metal band Naumachia has risen from a three year slumber and lineup changes, namely the departure of drummer Lukasz "Icanraz" Sarnacki and subsequent hiring of
Anders Johansen, to begin writing new material. The band's latest effort is the 2009 release "Black Sun Rising."
The band had the following comments:
We are very excited about composing new material. First effects are very promising. This time we are spending more time in our rehearsal room working together on arrangements. This gives us more possibilities and makes us better prepared for studio. We hear and feel the music better in every step of creation and we play the songs and riffs in many different ways to pick the most satisfying version. Our new drummer brings a lot of fresh energy, which will definitely influence the new songs. I'm sure that this new material will spread some real havoc accross Europe - this will be the new opening for Naumachia! Keep Metal!!!
German thrashers Cripper announced that bassist, Bastian "Bass-T" Helwig, has departed the band. In a post on Facebook, Helwig stated his reasons for the departure:
For everony comes the time to say goodbye one day. After two successful tours, lots of festivals, single gigs and a cruise under the sign of Metal, I now lay down the Cripper bass scepter with a heavy heart. To not tell the typical "due to musical differences" phrase, we have decided to give a more honest statement. I had lots of fun in Cripper, and it was certainly a privilege to enjoy all these things. However, behind the scenes one needs a lot of strength and endurance, which has increasingly begun to crumble for me. Problems in the private sector are doing their part. I won't blow my chance to say goodbye to our fans in my own personal way, and therefore I will play all shows before August. I wish the rest of the Cripper pack success and much of the "secret" ingredient - fun. Bass-T
The band also commented:
As you can imagine, this line-up change is not easy for us. We accept Bass-T's decision and wish him all the best for his future. We need to look ahead and won't let this stop us. We wanna make use of the time until August to find and incorporate a new bass player properly. Here we go, bass players. Apply, so that we can rock all shows as planned from August on. So far, 2012 looks like there's a lot comin'.
The new one on bass guitar is:
- no beginner
- time-wise flexible
- lives near Hanover [DE] or is willing to drive a lot
- has show and in the best case also studio experiences
- has a good stage presence (limelight hog!)
References, video links, absurdities and ants in the pants are welcome.
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Mexico City metal band FromTheHorror is streaming its debut album "Las Historias de un Monstruo" over on the band's Facebook bandpage. The eight-song release is also being offered by the band for download over at this location.
FromTheHorror started out in 2010 and are currently playing gigs in Mexico City, the next being one with the bands Tungas, Darling and Tronic at the Foro Alicia on March 31st. The tracklisting of "Las Historias de un Monstruo" is as follows:
1. Shshshshs Que Despiertas Al Monstruo
2. Todos y cada uno de mis actos impulsados por el odio ft Rapto (Propia Actitud)
3. The hug t rex ft Taty Bloody (Bloody Benders)
4. 666 años de rituales
5. EKS crew
6. Lo que pasa es que tu estas loco
7. Donde esta toda la gente? ft Izmael (Doverman)
8. Orrore More...
Richard Christy's Charred Walls of the Damned premiered the band's new music video for "Zerospan" exclusively through Bloody-Disgusting.com at this location. The track appears on the band's latest album "Cold Winds On Timeless Days" (see review here).
Drummer Richard Christy recently described the concept of the video:
What we're crafting with the 'Zerospan' video is a five minute technological horror film set to blistering heavy metal! We had such an amazing filmmaking team for the 'Zerospan' video. We had Directors Mike Schiff (Charred Walls 'Ghost Town' video) and Sean McEwan (Albino Farm) who are super talented and have brought some incredible ideas! We also had amazing special effects makeup by Brian Spears and Pete Gerner from G and S Effects who recently did the amazing vampire film 'Stakeland!'
Philadelphia metal band Single Bullet Theory has posted three live videos online from the group's March 9th, 2012 performance at the Tango in Philadelphia. The songs include "Route 666," "Sea of Inequity," and "Edge of Broken." "Edge of Broken" is an unreleased new song by the band.
Watch the videos below:
"Edge of broken:" More...
Australian power metal act Dragonsclaw, which was covered in a recent edition of the Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has posted a video clip online for the song "Darkness Within," taken from the debut album "Prophecy." Check out the video below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Darkness Within
2. Fight For Your Life
3. Defenders Of The Skies
4. Angels In White
6. Life Through Anubis' Eyes
7. Devil's Firey Dance
8. Rising Power
9. Unknown Horizon
10. Revolutionary Suicide
With less than a month until the release of Demon Hunter's new album, "True Defiance," the band is unleashing a second taste of what's in store for new and old fans alike with the track "My Destiny." Check out the song at this location.
"'My Destiny' is definitely one of my favorite tracks on the new album," explains Demon Hunter frontman Ryan Clark. "It shows just how much the band has progressed over the years. Like many traditional Demon Hunter tunes, it has a little bit of everything, and I think it flows really well through both heavy and melodic territories. My favorite parts are the guitar harmonies in the verses and how the chorus moves - the way the chords combine with the vocal melody is really interesting to me. I think fans are really going to dig this song."
"True Defiance" was produced by Aaron Sprinkle (ANBERLIN, EMERY) and mixed by Jason Suecoff (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM). "We've been extremely underwhelmed with metal for the last five years or so, and that's been the fuel to create this record," Clark explains. "With an extreme over-saturation of false, fleeting, trend-hopping noise in today's metal scene, we had to make something we've been longing to hear. Something truly meaningful and artistic. Something our fans would love and something that will turn the heads of those who have ignored us for the past decade." More...
Upon A Burning Body has posted the new single "Sin City" online, which can be heard in the player below. "Sin City" is taken off of the band's upcoming album "Red. White. Green," which hits stores on 04.10.12 through Sumerian Records.
German death metallers Lay Down Rotten have teamed up with Rock Hard magazine for the worldwide launch of the brand new video clip "Hades Resurrected." Surf over here to check out the music video.
Comments singer Jost Kleinert: "We are back with a new video for the song 'Hades Resurrected.' Witness the unholy ceremony as we celebrate Death Metal in praise of Hades. This is one of the killer tracks from our new album 'Mask Of Malice:' we caught the sinister vibe of the song in a very dark and blaspheme video. Get ready for the new Lay Down Rotten with Kensington Seifert on guitars! Get ready for 'Hades Resurrected!'"
"Hades Resurrected" comes off the band's latest album "Mask Of Malice" that is out now worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Six Feet Under is set to return with the brand new studio album "Undead" in May of 2012. In conjunction with the album release, Six Feet Under will return to Europe in August to play some exclusive festival gigs as well as selected club shows.
Comments Six Feet Under singer Chris Barnes: "SIX FEET UNDER IS NOT DEAD! WE ARE 'UNDEAD!' With our return to the European festivals this Summer and the addition of new band members to the groups line up, SFU is poised to murder and KILL!! With the release of the new SFU album 'UNDEAD' this spring we will prove that the UNDEAD shall rise from the crypts of GERMANY and EUROPE IN 2012!"
Support comes from SFU label mates Dew-Scented, who will release a new, yet untitled album in the summer of 2012. More details on "Undead" will be revealed in the following weeks. Stay tuned! The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...