Metal News for March 17, 2012
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18 news articles posted on this day.
Japanese metal band Horrific Disease is streaming two songs from its debut demo EP "Disease From Hell." You can listen to the songs "Waste It Now!" and "Your Own Justice" in the player below. Horrific Disease formed in September of 2011 and was created by Makoto Mizoguchi (Abraxas, Pyrexia, ex-Internal Suffering and ex-Hate Eternal), Masazumi Mitsuno (Infernal Revulsion) and Wataru Yamada (Wargasmatron, ex-Kings-Evil). Horrific Disease is currently working on an album to be released later in 2012. The tracklisting of "Disease From Hell" follows below.
2. Waste It Now !
3. Your Own Justice
4. Hateful Praying
5. Mortal Bite
6. Never Satisfied
7. The Pissed Punisher
OSI is the progressive collaboration between Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), Kevin Moore (Chroma Key) and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) returning as session drummer. The band is gearing up to drop its fourth album, "Fire Make Thunder," on March 27th via Metal Blade Records. OSI has posted a sampler of the album which you may stream below. Below is the tracklisting of "Fire Make Thunder" and the cover art. All songs were written by Matheos and Moore, Harrison contributing lyrics to one of the songs. Check out more news on the Metal Blade site.
1. "Cold Call" 7:10
2. "Guards" 5:03
3. "Indian Curse" 4:42
4. "Enemy Prayer" 4:54
5. "Wind Won't Howl" 5:05
6. "Big Chief II" 3:04
7. "For Nothing" 3:18
8. "Invisible Men" 9:54
Brazilian online magazine Hell Divine has released its sixth compilation of Brazilian and Portuguese bands, titled "Upcoming Hell - Volume VI." This sixth installment features fifteen Brazilian and two Portuguese bands, and can be downloaded by going here. Check out all the editions of Hell Divine magazine (Portuguese) in PDF by going to this location. Below is the list of the bands that appear on the compilation, plus an upload by Brazilians Warfire who appear on the album.
1. Balde de Sangue Country Bar – Cadillac Eldorado
2. Blindslaves – Holocaust (Portugal)
3. Chainsaw Disaster – Cowards Die Twice
4. Coldblood – The Other Gods
5. Darkside of Innocence – Airian (Portugal)
6. Device – Pátria dos Porcos
7. HellArise – Deadfall
8. Hicsos – What You Reap
9. Juggernaut – Taking Life to Save Life
10. Maestrick – Aquarela
11. Sacredeath – Bestial Nights
12. Seita – Ditadura
13. Sharks At Abyss – Together We Can Arrive at the Sky
14. Suffocation of Soul – Prelude to a Nuclear War
15. The Black Coffins – Svnsets in a Tomb Sky
16. This Grace Found – World Collapse
17. Warfire – Bang Your Head
Portuguese black metal band Necromanther has finally released its debut album, "Between Mankind and Extinction," which you may stream over at this location. Besides the nine-track album, you may also check out the "Wounds" single and the "Soft and Deadly" collection of demo songs from 2008-2011 on the aforementioned link. Necromanther have an interesting, complex sound that incorporates elements such as piano. Stream "Between Mankind and Extinction" in the widget below, or check out the upload of the first single "Sungrave" after it.
Hailing from the Azores, Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic, comes Sanctus Nosferatu. The female-fronted blackened thrash metal band is releasing its debut album "Samca" at the end of March and has revealed the tracklisting, which follows below. Also featured is an upload of the track "Astarteia" after the jump. "Samca" was mixed and mastered by Andre Tavares (Grog, Seven Stitches) and the artwork was done by Martin Fischer (Fear My Thoughts). Check out another song from the album, "Revelation," by going here.
2. Spiritus Magnus
3. The Prophecy Of Shackles
4. Cannibalize Corpse
5. Darvulia’s Apprentice
6. Impregnated Dark Soul
7. Nosferatu Jihad
Melodic extreme metal band Haemic has posted the entire "Fields of Sanguine" album online for free streaming, with a "pay-what-you-want" download option. Check out the full release below or via the Haemic Bandcamp page. The track listing is as follows:
1. Eyes of Evil
2. Awaken The Colossus
3. Cold Within
6. A Machine Self Aware
7. Arch Nemesis
8. Stellar Meltdown
10. Break Away
11. Intro (Demo)
12. Eyes of Evil (Instrumental Version)
13. Cold Within (Instrumental Version)
14. Exhaust (Instrumental Version)
15. Hellgate (Instrumental Version)
16. A Machine Self Aware (Instrumental Version)
Ignition Code is digitally releasing the new album "NewTek Lie" today. According to a press release, the album features "ten tracks of melodic/math/death metal including complex tempos, uncontrolled outbursts, extreme breakdowns and intense melody. The distorted idea of music coming out from this album is melted with the continuous conflict between man and machine."
The entire album is now available for streaming in the player below, and the track listing is:
1. NewTek Lie
2. Nothing Left
3. Organic Program Failure
4. The Illusion Of The Observable
6. Human B.P.M.
7. Biological Prospect
10. The Silent Judge
Dutch black metallers Dodecahedron have posted two lyric videos online for the songs "Allfather" and "I, Chronocrator," which are both taken from the band's self-titled album (reviewed here). You can check out the lyric clips below. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. I, Chronocrator
4. Descending Jacob's Ladder
5. View from Hverfell I: Head above the Heavens
6. View from Hverfell II: Inside Omnipotent Chaos
7. View from Hverfell III: A Traveller of the Seed of the Earth
Catalepsy has posted a rough mix online of a new instrumental track the band is working on, which will appear on the upcoming album "Abomination of Desolation." Check out the song in the player below. You can also listen to the band's previously posted song "Westboro" at this location.
Pirosaint has announced that it will begin the recording a brand new album after almost 15 years of silence. The band originally formed in Santiago, Chile in 1988 and now with new members, has started recording an EP at Oily Sound Studios in New Windsor, NY. The new material will be available by May/June of this year.
Many things have changed since Pirosaint disbanded in 1998 in Chile. Original drummer Ignacio Orellana has been working hard putting back together his original band with the help of his latest band mate Ron Buckner,who joined in May of 2011, when they decided leave Downfire to reactivate Pirosaint.
When Ignacio had the chance to replace Sacred Oath's drummer Kenny Evans for a few shows due to back problems, on the "Sacred Oath Tour" last Oct/Nov 2011, he asked guitarist Bill Smith to join Pirosaint as a side project. Since then, Bill has been working with Ron and Ignacio, putting the old and new material together.
The band has no steady singer yet and the vocal parts are going to be done by a friend of the band. The name of the vocalist will be revealed prior the release of the album. Check out the instumental version of the track "The Debt That All Man Pay" below.
U.K. based black metal band Abalam has posted a new song online titled "The Time Draws Near (Only Memories Remain)." You can listen to the song in the player below or via the Abalam Reverbnation page.
The song is taken off the "Within the Mists of Despair" album, which has the following track listing:
1. So Cold, We Bleed
2. The Beauty of Decay
4. Within the Mists of Despair
5. In Frozen Solitude
6. The Time Draws Near
7. From the Shadow of a Thousand Trees (The Owl Mans' lament) More...
German melodic death metal act Words of Farewell has posted a lyric video clip online for the song "Ever After," which is available after the jump. The band commented on the clip:
"We're finally able to present a new track release from our debut album Immersion to you guys. We hope you enjoy.
"Immersion will be out on March 30th in Europe and May 8th, 2012 in North America via AFM-Records. You should also be able preorder it on Amazon already.
"The footage was captured with a Pentax K5 (with a Sigma 10-20 lens) in regular 720p. Filmed and Edited by: Alexander Otto." More...
The death metal act Embrional has posted the cover artwork online here for the new album "Absolutely Anti-Human Behaviors." The band also commented on the release:
"Embrional strikes again! The second album contain eleven aggressive, violent and uncompromising songs that are a deadly journey through hell. 40 minutes of bestial tortures and total annihilation dressed in the metal of death. 'Absolutely Anti-Human Behaviors' is a sinister, diabolical atmosphere permeated through blood - forming tar sounds that are a perfect illustration for the foul and dark nature of humans.
"Arek "Malta" Malczewsk is responsible for the mixing and mastering of this destruction. Dark graphic design was prepared by Mariusz Krajewski. The CD will be released in the standard jewel case with fold-out booklet. All copies are hand numbered." More...
French black metal act Temple of Baal has uploaded a rare track online for streaming from the band's split 7" EP with Ancestral Fog, originally released in 2006.
Check out the song "Living Flesthrone" in the SoundCloud player below. For more details on Temple of Ball, head to the band's Facebook profile.
Turkish black metallers Moribund Oblivion have now released the full official music video for "Sonu Gelmeyen," which can be found below. For more of Moribund Oblivion, watch the band's previously posted "Üzgünüm" video clip at this location.
Sweden's Katatonia has uploaded a new video clip from the group's time in the studio working on a new full-length album and follow-up to "Night is the New Day" (reviewed here).
Check out the clip of Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson recording guitar at the Katatonia HQ by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Further details on the new album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available by the band.
Checkmate has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming European tour, which is available below. Checkmate commented:
"We are very happy to announce our European tour with our friends in Hills Have Eyes between April and May! And if this teaser reach 2000 views, you'll get the first track of our upcoming album! So share it now!"
The currently announced dates are as follows: More...
It was a gorgeous sunny spring day in Helsinki last Thursday, perhaps unfitting for the precursor to a metal show, and yet it only heightened my appreciation for the happenings of the evening. Following the release of the latest album “The Devil’s Resolve” Barren Earth kicked off another Finnish tour last Thursday. The first show of the tour had the supergroup playing at the legendary Tavastia, in Helsinki Finland. More...