Metal News for March 19, 2017
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Brazilian gothic death doom influenced group In Absenthia has released a clip including the "Abiding Strain" track in support of forthcoming album "Thou Shalt Not Forgive Fate."
The album is set to be unleashed in a major partnership between Nuktemeron Productions, Odicelaf Records, Impaled Records and The Metal Vox and follows the band's 2016 release "The Peaceful Lotus."
New album "Thou Shalt Not Forgive Fate" also marks the debut of their new lineup with vocalist Nany Yates.
Brooklyn, NY's grooving math metal crew Beast Modulus is primed and ready to release new album "Being" on March 30th, 2017.
Building upon 2015's self-titled EP, Beast Modulus has turned up the sonic fury to 11 and created six songs of unmitigated intensity and undeniable groove on "Being," a release that is sure to please fans of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Coalesce, and Keelhaul.
"Being" was recorded and mixed by Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte at Westfall Recording Company. The album was mastered by Carl Saff. Guitar solos on "Everything's Shocking" come courtesy of Timo Ellis (Netherlands) and Nick Lee (Moon Tooth), with additional gang vocals by Anthony Lopardo/Raymond Marte.
02. Accustomed To Dysfunction
04. Skeleton Key
05. Running Backwards
06. Everything's Shocking More...
Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce the first ever Philadelphia round winners as Power Theory and Corpse Hoarder. The bands will now move on to the national final in New York City.
This round was held on Saturday, March 18th at Whiskey Tango along with other competing bands In The Presence of Wolves, Fatal Aggression, Assayer, and Malphas. Remaining qualifying rounds listed below.
For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes.
For the first time ever, Wacken Metal Battle has arrive din America for its inaugural year and will be hosting qualifying rounds in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2017 festival taking place from August 3rd – 5th. Remaining rounds are as follows: More...
Brazilian based symphonic power metal opera band SoulSpell, created by drummer Heleno Vale, announced that the upcoming fourth studio album will be entitled "The Second Big Bang." The album will drop on May 25th via Inner Wound Records.
"The Second Big Bang" is the result of five years of intense production, the follow up to 2012's "Hollow's Gathering." Among the myriad of guest stars, the album will include performances by: Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane), Andre Matos (ex-Angra), Dani Nolden (Shadowside), Fabio Lione (Angra/Eternal Idol/ex-Rhapsody Of Fire), Victor Emeka, Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Daisa Munhoz (Vandroya), Pedro Campos (Hangar), Ral Scheepers (Primal Fear), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Jefferson Albert (Cavallier), Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia/Hartmann), Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Iced Earth/ex-Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and so many more.
The album's track listing and album artwork are revealed here:
1. Time to Set You Free
2. The Second Big Bang
3. The End You'll Only Know at the End
4. Dungeons and Dragons
5. Horus's Eye
6. Father and Son
7. White Lion of Goldah
8. Game of Hours
9. Super Black Hole
10. Sound of Rain
11. Soulspell (Apocalypse version)
12. Alexandria (Apocalypse version) More...
Swedish hard rock/glam metal act Crazy Lixx is streaming another new song. Check out "Snakes in Paradise" in the player below, the second track lifted from the upcoming new album "Ruff Justice," which is set to drop on April 21st via Frontiers Music srl.
The track listing for "Ruff Justice" is:
1. Wild Child
2. XIII (song streaming here)
3. Walk the Wire
4. Shot with a Needle of Love
6. Hunter of the Heart
7. Snakes in Paradise
8. If It's Love
9. Kiss of Judas
10. Live Before I Die
Check out "Snakes in Paradise" here: More...
German metal act Midnight Rider, featuring Metal Inquisitor members Blumi (guitars, vocals) and Cliff Bubenheim (bass), is streaming the new song "When I Spew My Hate." The song is taken from the band's upcoming debut full length album "Manifestation," which is set to drop on April 21st via Massacre Records.
Born in 2004, Midnight Rider issued the three song debut EP "Midnight Rider" via Rock Saviour Records.
Check out "When I Spew My Hate" here:
Mastodon issued a video clip for the next full track release from "Emperor of Sand." Check out the clip for "Show Yourself" in the player below.
"Emperor Of Sand" is due to drop March 31st and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Sultan's Curse (listen here)
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
5. Roots Remain
6. Word to the Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
9. Andromeda (song streaming here)
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God
Check out "Show Yourself" here: More...
Streetcore group Toxpack posted a video clip for the new song "Bis zum letzten Ton." The song appears on the new album "Schall und Rausch," which drops on March 31st via Napalm Records.
The track listing for the album is:
2. Kommerz (Die Geier kreisen weiter)
3. Willkommen im Klub (song streaming here)
4. Auf alte Tage
5. Bis zum letzten Ton
6. Reden, Lästern, Lügen
7. Die Letzten, die sich noch dagegen stellen
8. In Trümmern (feat. Gunnar & Stefan Dritte Wahl)
9. Komm mit mir
10. Wenn Du willst
11. Narben der Vergangenheit
12. Gib mir Dein Geld
13. Nichts geht mehr
15. Alles auf Anfang
Check out "Bis zum letzten Ton" here: More...
Swedish death/thrash act Vampire released another new song from the sophomore album "With Primeval Force," which is set for release on April 21st via Century Media Records. Check out "Revenants" in the player below.
The album's track listing is:
Check out "Revenants" here: More...
Less than a week out from the new album "Saint Of The Lost Souls" hitting the streets via Fronters Music srl (March 24th), House Of Lords issued another new song. Check out "New Day Breakin'" in the player below.
The track listing (featuring links to previously issued tracks) is as follows:
1. Harlequin (watch the video clip here)
2. Oceans Divide (song streaming here)
3. Hit the Wall (song streaming here)
4. Saint of the Lost Souls
5. The Sun Will Never Set Again
6. New Day Breakin'
7. Reign of Fire
9. Art of Letting Go
10. Grains of Sand
11. The Other Option
Check out "New Day Breakin'" here: More...
Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest issued a new video clip for the song "Trollachen" The song is lifted from the latest album "Helluva," which is available now.
Check out the clip here:
French act DeathAwaits issued a new video clip for the song "Brainless." The song appears on the band's latest release "Solve Coagula," available now through Sliptrick Records.
Check out the clip here:
Art Of Anarchy posted a lyric video for the new song "Changed Man." The song is the third released from the upcoming album "The Madness," due out March 24th via Century Media Records.
Art Of Anarchy features iconic vocalist Scott Stapp (Creed). The track listing for "The Madness" is:
1. Echo of a Scream (see lyric video here)
2. 1,000 Degrees
3. No Surrender (see lyric video here)
4. The Madness
5. Won't Let You Down
6. Changed Man
7. A Light In Me
9. Dancing With The Devil
Check out "Changed Man" here: More...
Munich based power metal act Stormhammer issued a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Welcome to the End." The band's sixth studio effort is expected to drop on March 24th via Massacre Records.
"Welcome to the End" was recorded at SH Studio in Munich, Germany and mixed and mastered at Dreamsound Studio in Munich, Germany by Serious Black/Emergency Gate bassist Mario Lochert and Jan Vacik. The artwork shown in the trailer was created by Jan "Örkki" Yrlund.
The track listing for the album is:
1. The Beginning of the End
3. Welcome to the End
4. The Heritage (Feat. Natalie Pereira dos Santos)
6. The Law
8. Road to Heaven
9. My Dark Side
10. Into the Night
11. Spirit of the Night
12. Soul Temptation
13. The Awakening
14. Black Dragon
Check out the trailer clip here: More...
No need to check again, we're not featuring Grave in Sunday Old School for the second week in a row. Instead, the column is taking a trip over to Germany and the power metal genre and examining one of the country's most revered groups in their field, Grave Digger (though this would surely be a great name for fans of Grave.) Power metal is something of a cult genre in the United States and the United Kingdom, but in mainland Europe, particularly in Germany and Sweden, it has a much larger following, thanks in part to some of power metal's most revered bands such as Gamma Ray and Blind Guardian hailing from these countries respectively. Grave Digger may not have quite reached the same heights as these bands, but over three decades, they have established themselves as one of the style's most respected groups.
Grave Digger was formed in the city of Gladbeck in 1980 by the trio of singing bassist, Chris Boltendahl, guitar player Peter Masson and drummer Lutz Schmelzer. Schmelzer was quickly replaced by Philip Seibel and the three piece recorded their first demo in 1982. Following the recording, Boltendahl decided to concentrate more on the vocal aspect and so the band became a quartet by bringing in bass player Willi Lackman, while Seibel was also replaced by Albert Eckardt. This new incarnation recorded another demo entitled, "Born Again," which started to garner attention from labels, particularly Noise, who featured the group on their "Rock From Hell - German Metal Attack" compilation alongside such bands as Running Wild. More...
For reasons Rings Of Saturn did not share, the band was turned away from the Canadian border and will miss its scheduled appearances in Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City.
Comments the band: "Unfortunately we had trouble crossing the border into Canada for the first time ever on tour, and will not be able to play the Toronto, Ottawa, and Quebec City shows. We apologize for not being able to be out there, however we will be crossing during the later Canadian dates on the tour <3”
The band is currently touring with Carnifex, Despised Icon, Fallujah. Check all remaining dates below: More...
Goatwhore has confirmed "Vengeful Ascension" as the title to its forthcoming new album. Recording sessions for the effort started past October at Earth Analog Studio in Tolono, Illinois. Further details for the release still remain pending.