Metal News for March 18, 2012
Last updated on December 20, 2014 at 1:45 PM ET
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15 news articles posted on this day.
One woman noise/dirge band Broken Anatomy is streaming its debut EP over on Bandcamp. Broken Anatomy is the musical vehicle of Samantha Smith, who does all the guitars and vocals. The New Jersey native brings in Michael Guevarez on drums and Doktor Jeckler on vocals when the band plays live. Check out the six-song EP in the player below. One of the songs, "Plains of Maltak," is based directly on the webcomic "Dominic Deegan: Oracle For Hire."
The Deathkult Open Air 2012 Festival will be taking place between May 17th-19th at the Gewerbegebeit Baumarkt Gollnitz on Lindenstrasse 1 in Gollnitz, Germany. You can get directions to the Festival by going here. Below is the line-up and showtimes for all the bands scheduled to play at this three-day event.
Thursday 17th of May 2012
INQUISITION 23.00 - 0.00
PURGATORY 22.00 – 22.45
ORDER OF ORIAS 21.00 – 21.35
ALCHEMYST 20.00 – 20.35
Friday 18th of May 2012
URFAUST 23.00 – 0.00
HORNA 21.45 – 22.45
BLASPHEMOPHAGHER 20.30 – 21.30
ETERNITY 19.30 – 20.15
SADOMATOR 18.30 – 19.10
VORKREIST 17.30 – 18.10
SVARTIDAUDI 16.30 – 17.10
GOAT TORMENT 15.30 – 16.10
Saturday 19th of May 2012
DESTRÖYER 666 23.15 – 0.15
DIOCLETIAN 21.45 – 22.45
ASCENSION 20.30 – 21.30
HOODED MENACE 19.30 – 20.15
KETZER 18.30 – 19.10
AOSOTH 17.30 – 18.10
VENENUM 16.30 – 17.10
KRATER 15.30 – 16.10
The campsite opens at 12.00 hours and festival site opens 18.00 hours. Running order may still be subject to changes and there will be DJ sets after the shows. Visit the Deathkult Festival official site for more information.
To Speak of Wolves has issued the following statement about missing upcoming shows due to vocalist Gage Speas being hospitalized:
"Hey everyone Gage is really sick and in the hospital, they are taking care of him and he will be fine but we won't be able to make the Denton, Lawton or Little Rock shows.
"Send him your prayers and thoughts and we will be back to make it up to you guys soon. Please go support harp and lyre and mouth of the south on those shows."
To Speak Of Wolves' second full-length album, "Find Your Worth, Come Home," will be available online and in stores everywhere May 22nd via Solid State Records.
Greek act Sorrows Path has issued the following announcement about recruiting a guest bassist for the band's upcoming new album:
"Vangelis Yalamas from Fragile Vastness will be the guest bassist for the new Sorrows Path album!
"He will play the bass for an instrumental song and of course, he will be the producer for this album @ Fragile Studios!
"Two more worlwide known musicians (a singer and a guitarist) will be announced as soon as the recordings will begin on August 2012! Doom (shall) rule(s) eternally..."
For more details on Sorrows Path, check out the band's official MySpace music profile.
Sweden's Mörker, which recruited a new drummer last month, has now checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to enter the studio:
"Entering studio next weekend! 8 songs are ready for the new album, and in the coming days we'll complete a few more... Dunno yet how many will end up on the record. Time will tell. Next weekend we'll start recording. Finally!"
In the mean time, you can listen to Mörker's music by navigating to the band's MySpace page.
Thrash band Ancesttral has posted two new live videos on the Brazilian online channel Kaz TV. The tracks, "Bloodshed and Violence" and "Trust" come from the band's latest EP, "Bloodshed and Violence," which you may listen to over at Digmetalworld. Both tracks were filmed on March 17th as part of the "Kaz Festival" on the television channel. Check out the title track below, and stream the second track "Trust" by going here.
Antagonist A.D will be releasing the new album "Nothing From No One" this Spring via Mediaskare Records. The band has now posted the fourth and final studio recording clip online from the band's time working on the album, which can be viewed below. The ending of the clip features a snippet of a new song. A previous studio clip is also still available at this location.
Muleta Smiles has posted a video clip online for the song "We Are Entwined," which can be found below. The band commented:
"OK so weve been gone for 3 months working on our new record. This is the official music video for the opening tune taken from it, we put our hearts into this record and were very proud of it.
"Massive shout to Dead Parrot Productions and in particular Jordan Saunders personally for creating this video for us and also shout to Ian Boult at stuck on a name studio's for recording and mastering the entire EP. Please spread the word and enjoy this!"
You can also find the previously posted video clip for "Set Sail" at this location.
Austria's Garagedays has posted another video clip online from the band's "Dark and Cold" album. Check out the "Piece of Shit" music video in the player below, or find the previously posted video clip for "I'm Your Hate" at this location. You can also listen to more tracks available for streaming through the Garagedays' Facebook page.
A special PodOmatic broadcast has been streaming on the rockumentary "They Will Be Heard," which chronicles the lives and times of several Cuban metal bands. In this episode, interviews are featured (in English and Spanish) by American film director Tracey Noelle Luz for the Rockumentary with original keyboardist Jenifer Hernandez of the band Escape. The documentary is set in communist Cuba and seen through the everyday life experiences of the main protagonists of the film, the members of the heavy metal band Escape.
The film specifically narrates the story of keyboardist Jenifer Hernandez, and her exodus from the island to reunite with her father who is living in the United States. Leaving behind her way of life, family, friends and the love of her life, lead singer Yando, she migrates to the US to start a new life. The film also documents the evolution of heavy metal music in Cuba, and how the youth of the island have created with so limited sources a thriving heavy metal scene and community; thus, spawning numerous metal bands playing diverse sub genres of rock music throughout the island. Among the bands highlighted in the documentary are Hipnosis, Zeus, Combat Noise, Ancestor, Aganizor and the main protagonists of the film Escape.
More than documenting heavy metal music in the island, Luz takes us into the personal lives of the band members of Escape. Telling us little stories of the families, friends and Cuban metal fans that are behind the band, Luz manages to capture true human experiences and emotions on film. So in the end, more than documenting the music; "They Will Be Heard" is a real life story of friendship, loss, trials, change, new beginnings but most importantly - hope. The documentary does not with end with Jenifer reuniting with her family in the United States. It is only the beginning. Check out more videos and information on "They Will Be Heard" by going to this site, or simply stream it below.
Artists/Songs in order of appearance:
1. ESCAPE - Simbolo de Libertad
2. HIPNOSIS - Fear to Change
3. COMBAT NOISE - Platoon
4. ESCAPE - Cuba Rebelion More...
French metal act T.A.N.K. (Think Of A New Kind) has posted a studio video report online featuring the band's time recording new material.
You can check out the clip below, which sees the band teaming up with Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea). More details on T.A.N.K. are available at the band's Facebook profile here.
Kaine is a British heavy metal band featuring Rage Sadler, Dan Mailer, Josh Moreton, and Anthony Murch. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about recording new material:
"In the studio! Laying down Ant's guitar tracks, rhythm parts half done, some lead lines put down, and solo time soon!! Sounding epic!!"
Huntress, which will be touring with Dragonforce in April, has issued the following update about shooting a music video for the "Spell Eater" track:
"Day 2: Spell Eater video shoot. Yesterday was the most magical yet brutal filming I've ever experienced.
"It was snowing in the desert, we walked miles wearing nearly nothing. The Goddess has once again blessed Huntress -- during the shoot, an epic rainbow appeared, the SAME magic happened during 'Eight of Swords.' I believe.
"Today we are shooting in a dry lake & an old black volcano. It's literally freezing here. Tears came yesterday, it's the most difficult project I've ever done. And the results will be breath taking. Off to hair/make-up. The show must go on."
"Spell Eater" comes off the new album of the same title, which will see release through Napalm Records in North America on May 8th, 2012.
Haemic has posted a lyric video online for the song "Awaken The Colossus," which is available in the player below. "Awaken The Colossus" is taken off the newly released "Fields of Sanguine" album. You can still stream the entire album online by heading over here.
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)
Sunday Old School has examined many bands from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. From the South West in Jaguar to the North East in bands like Raven and Venom, but it’s been quite some time since we’ve looked at the movement, so let’s return to it this week shall we? One band that’s been well overdue a look is Grim Reaper, who unlike many other bands from the movement, found success in a time when many of their peers did not. Formed in the West Midlands town of Droitwich, in Worcestershire back in 1979, Grim Reaper first gained noticed by winning a Battle Of The Bands contest which featured no less than one hundred groups, which ultimately led to a deal with Ebony Records, but their debut full length album, "See You In Hell" was distributed through RCA Records in 1984. The album was quite successful, finding a place on the Billboard album charts (where it peaked at number 73) and subsequently seeing the title track appear in a number of TV shows including Beavis and Butthead and Jackass. Touring for the album also went well, and the band found themselves performing to over twenty thousand fans in Texas at one particular show.
Success continued to stay with Grim Reaper when they released their sophomore album, "Fear No Evil" in 1985. Though not quite as acclaimed as "See You In Hell," the record once again proved popular amongst heavy metal fans on both sides of the Atlantic. One of the most notable things about this album in a more modern sense, is that the music video for the title track was to resurface twenty years later, though this time used by the alternative rock band Weezer as the initial video for their song, "We Are All On Drugs." Following the success of “Fear No Evil,” the band found themselves away from the stage and in the courtroom, battling a case against Ebony Records which took up two years of the bands existence, resulting in their third album, "Rock You To Hell" being delayed by such time, not finding a place on the shelves until 1987, by which point they discovered that a lot of heavy metal fans and turned away from the safer sounds of traditional heavy metal and more towards the likes of thrash metal. Even though the music video for the title track received regular airplay and the record itself was released through a major label, the album was considered something of a commercial failure. The failure of the album, coupled with another legal battle with Ebony Records, took its toll on the group and they decided to call it a day in 1988, right before they were supposed to work on their fourth album. More...