Metal News for March 16, 2013
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Italian 'grimecore' band Hungry Like Rakovitz is streaming three songs from its latest release "The Cross is not Enough" over on Grindpromotion's bandcamp page. Around since 2004, the band derives its name from the weed-addicted cannibal Daniel Rakowitz and counts the 2009 EP "HolymosH" and the 2011 split "Evil Opus" with the band O to its credit. Hungry Like Rakovitz has shared the stage with bands ranging from Church Of Misery to Wormrot, and produced "The Cross is Not Enough" at Studio73 with Riccardo "Paso" Pasini (Ephel Duath, The Secret).
Rochester slamming trio Goemagot recently unleashed its debut full-length album via Sevared Records. Titled "Eradication of Insignificant Beings," the album is streaming in full over at bandcamp, or below in the player. Around since only the end of 2011, the band has risen up the ranks of the brutal metal genre upon the release of the EP "Parasitic Incineration," which was unveiled at Sevared Records' Brutality Reigns Fest II. The band hit the road in July of last year for their "Parasitic Incineration Tour 2012" and will be playing the Philthadelphia Infest as you read this.
Spanish alternative metal act Donuts Hole has released a preview of what will be the group's first album. Check out the songs "Dias en la Orilla" and "Enseñame" in the SoundCloud clips below. The band's new LP is scheduled to be available this coming April in digital format. More...
Brazilian death metal band Desecrated Sphere has uploaded a third studio report from upcoming album "Emancipate." Check out footage of the guitar recording sessions below. The video was edited by Leilane Camargo and Renato Sgarbi.
The band recently came back to Brazil after touring Europe for two months, supporting debut album "The Unmasking Reality," which was released in 2011. You can listen to Desecrated Sphere's debut album in its entirety at this location.
Conspires To... has posted a new song online titled "Divine," which is available for streaming below. The band also comments:
"This song is all about some one seeking a higher enlightenment. It follows their journey up a steep mountain side, battling the elements and the Devil's attempts to stop them. Finally reaching the summit they draw power and energy from the elements, but have they truly found the inner peace they were looking for? You decide! More to follow soon....enjoy!!" More...
Beginning March 27th, The Vile Impurity and Byleth will be kicking off the "Rituals to Oblivion" U.S. tour. Full details on the run are available below.
Wednesday, March 27th – Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
Thursday, March 28th – Topeka, KS – The Goose Again
Friday, March 29th – Amarillo, TX – West Texas Death Metal Fest
Saturday, March 30th – San Antonio, TX – Zombies
Sunday, March 31st – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
Monday, April 1st –Shreveport, LA – The Tiki Bar
Tuesday, April 2nd – Houston, TX – Walters
Wednesday, April 3rd – Ocean Springs, MS - Squeaky Lizard
Friday, April 5th – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Saturday, April 6th – Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
Sunday, April 7th – Lake Worth, FL – The Speakeasy
Monday, April 8th – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
Tuesday, April 9th – Atlanta, GA – The ATA Stage
Wednesday, April 10th – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
Thursday, April 11th – Huntsville, AL – The Copper Top
Friday, April 12th – Conway, AR – The Sound Stage
Saturday, April 13th – Blytheville, AR – Red Room Productions
Sunday, April 14th – St Louis, MO – Fubar
Monday, April 15th – Quincy, IL - State Room
Tuesday, April 16th – Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
Thursday, April 18th – Peoria, IL - Brass Rail
Friday, April 19th – Madison, WI - Regent Street Retreat
Saturday, April 20th – Mankato, MN - The What’s Up Lounge
Sunday, April 21st - Sioux Falls, SD – Boonies
Tuesday, April 23rd - Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground More...
Straight to the Moon has posted a new self-titled EP online, which is available for streaming through the player below or download at Reverbnation here. The band also issued the following biography:
"Straight To The Moom is a musical group consisting of 5 Moon Men, Brannon Mitchell (the Originator and Guitarist), Michael Luethold (Guitars), KRIIST Long (Percussionist), Erik Long (BassMan), and DeWeY B. Weather (Voices).
"Originating from the town of Whajamunga on the Dark Side of the Moon it took only a few years till their Progressive/SpacY/Moon Metal Music had Helped the MoonMen become the biggest musical group in moon history. Straight to the Moon decided it was time to travel so they packed the ship and headed to Earth in 2012 and have been going hard since then.
"Now on a search for any and all opportunity to help their musical careers Straight to the Moon is constantly playing, writing, and working to establish their place in earth music history. Feel free to contact the group and help Straight to the Moon achieve their goal." More...
It's time to unveil the first song from the new full-length "The Wrong Way" by Los Angeles's Rotting Out. Listen to "The Shoot Out" at the band's website here. 6131 Records also comments:
"Entitled 'The Shoot Out,' the song captures all the energy we've all come to expect from these maniacs while demonstrating the forward progress in their songwriting.
"We've also launched preorders for 'The Wrong Way' with the launch of our new webstores. The album is available on LP / CD and can be ordered from either our new webstore through No Sleep Records (worldwide except UK / Europe) or our new Kings Road Merch webstore (UK / Europe).
"We couldn't be happier to be working with these two great companies and know it will mean the best mailorder experience possible... not to mention helping those in UK / Europe with postage rates." More...
Swedish thrash metal/hardcore band Days Of Anger has signed a deal with Coroner Records for the release of a forthcoming album entitled "Rise Above It All," scheduled out this coming May/June 2013.
"Rise Above It All," the follow-up to "Deathpath" released through Massacre Records, was recorded and engineered by Elias Lindman, mixed by Philip "Philty" Crusner at Studio Crusner, and mastered by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors at Cutting Room Studios.
The band is also currently writing new material for a third studio album, tentatively set for release in 2014. Days Of Anger will hit the stage and tear down the house like never before in 2013, will details on new shows coming shortly. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.
Melodic progressive metal group The Mascaron has released a new single online, entitled "The Night Before." Check out the song below. "The Night Before" is the second song to be released by The Mascaron from forthcoming debut EP due out in spring. The band also issued the following press release:
"'The Night Before' includes a modern metal sound by nature and a layering of sophisticated guitar riffs and harmonious melodies. The song delves into the sinister side of the human personality. This latest release, along with their debut single, Out of Time, can be downloaded free of charge from the band's official Facebook page.
"This second important innovation by the band allows the group to warm up for supporting one of Russia's on-trend modern metal bands The Korea when they play 2 shows in Latvia as part of their 2013 European Tour. With recent advancements in The Mascaron and with their work on the forthcoming debut EP, the opportunity of supporting The Korea is an emotional and very important opportunity for both bands’ development for the long-term. More...
Chilean death metallers Death Vomit have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album, which is currently being recorded for a summer release both on CD & vinyl format. Xtreem Music comments:
"Death Vomit was born in 2011 in the city of Curico (Chile) by Azazzel (guitar/ vocals) and Evil Escorzized (drums) influenced by ancient beasts with a grotesque, putrid and devastating sound in the vein of classic bands like Megaslaughter, Purtenance, Cancer, Merciless, Carbonized... recording their debut demo 'Infestation' in 2012, released only on cassette format.
"Later on, bass player Tom 'evil' Hill, who already played on the demo, joined the band as permanent member, followed by Sebastián Salce (guitar) as well, completing the line up and starting to create new tunes of the most violent and perverse Death/Thrash for their debut album.
"At the moment the band doesn't have an official website since they consider that it doesn't fit on the band's philosophy, and so far the only way to contact them is through Xtreem Music. You can listen to the entire 'Infestation' demo 2012 below." More...
Chilean metal band Warbreath has uploaded a lyric clip for the track "Devastation," which comes off the group's debut album "Gates of Beyond" released via Digmetalworld Records. Check out the clip below, or download the full album for free at this location.
The album was recorded at Ignacio Figueroa's Estudios in Viña del Mar, Chile, while artwork was designed by Christopher Peters A.K.A. Trejoe at Deviant Art. The track listing is as follows:
3. Hell Fire
5. Seed of fire
6. Bound to no man’s land
7. Kill the Mind
8. On my way to Acheron More...
The fourth episode of DeathDestruction's new studio video diary has been posted online, which chronicles the recording of the band's second album.
The album was recorded and mixed in Bohus Studios between November 2012 - January 2013, together with producer Roberto Laghi. In this clip drums are being recorded, even though Jonas is feeling down and is getting picked on by the mighty producer.
After almost a month of tracking sessions, Fragarak has finally finished the recording process for the band's debut record "Crypts of Dissimulation." The album was produced and mixed by Rahul Mehalwal (C6 Studio).
The track listing will be unveiled shortly in the upcoming days. Originally planned for release in February, a tentative release date has been set in April, with further details coming in the near future. Check out the artwork below. More...