Metal News for March 22, 2014
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Aether Realm has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Jack Dougherty:
"Hey guys it's Jack here and I want to say a few things: First thank you to everyone who was there for my final performance last night. It meant a lot to me that my last Aether Realm show was one of our best, surrounded by friendly faces.
"Next I just want to say how much I've enjoyed the past few years as a part of this band. I've seen a lot of places and made a lot friends along the way that are sure to last.
"Finally, I just want to ask none of you to be sad about this. I feel great and I have nothing to regret, only things to look forward to. Aether Realm might be different without me but they're still gonna rule as hard as ever and I'm excited to experience them as a fan and friend from here on out.
"Sincerely and with love to all, Jack Attack Hot Dog (style) Rodriguez-Dougherty." More...
"Slave," the latest track from New York band :::Killcode:::, is now available online for streaming. The track was produced by Joey Z (Life of Agony) and can be heard below or downloaded over at the band's Reverbnation page here.
Norwegian outfit Arcturus will be re-issuing the band's first ever live release "Shipwrecked in Oslo" as an ultra-limited edition 2XLP on June 3rd.
This new edition is coming via Blood Music and will be limited to 60 copies for North America and 90 copies for the rest of the world. Check out the artwork below, and get full details at the Arcturus Facebook profile. More...
Finnish black metal outfit Hiidenhauta has made the entire "Noitia on minun sukuni" album available for streaming online.
Check it out in the YouTube playlist below. The song "Hiiden virsi" features a guest appearance by Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani, and the full track listing is as follows:
3. Tuo on tuuli nuolen tuoja
4. Hiiden virsi
5. Sumussa soutava
8. Sula pohjaan luut levolle
Following the previous "Mrtav" full-length album (still available for streaming here), Hesperian Death Horse now has a split release out with Hazarder.
Check out the Hesperian Death Horse contribution to the split, titled "Tesla," in the player below. The band is also gearing up to release a second LP later this year, with further details forthcoming. More...
Previously covered in the Croatian edition of our Unearthing the Metal Underground column, New Level is now back with another full-length album.
"Ready'n'Loud" is now available online via Bandcamp here and can also be streamed below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Pain 03:21
2. Ready'n'Loud 04:10
3. Refuse 02:22
4. Hate 03:19
5. Bad People 04:21
6. Raise 03:21
7. Love Song 03:58
8. Destiny 03:43
9. Smack the Gods 02:57
10. I'm Alive 03:45 More...
Croatian outfit Kryn has made the entire new album "Scars Remind Me" available for streaming online via Bandcamp. Listen to the songs below, or you can buy your own copy of the album at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. And There The Scars Remain 04:04
2. The Silent 02:56
3. A/d/d/i/c/t/ 06:09
4. Reminder 03:44
5. Meditiva 06:09
6. New Disease 04:59
7. B.l.e.a.k. 04:56
8. Second 03:25
9. Hurt (NIN Cover) 04:47
10. Released 12:08 More...
California five piece Rain Falls Grey has an official lyric video out now for new single "Der Flash," which is available in the player below. Further details on Rain Falls Grey can be found at the band's Facebook profile here.
Norwegian black metal band Vredehammer is gearing up to drop latest album "Vinteroffer" on April 7th in Europe. A new teaser trailer is now available below, and pre-orders can be found at this location. The "Vinteroffer" track listing is as follows:
1. The Awakening
2. Cthulhu (streaming here)
3. Seduce Infect Destroy
4. Suicide Forest
5. We Are The Sacrifice
South Philly punk/hardcore activists Cop Problem release second EP "Buried Beneath White Noise" digitally in the Fall of 2013, and now a physical manifestation is arriving. The 7" is coming via The Compound in the U.S. with a European release due via DIY label Prejudice Me.
The platters are at the plant and will be delivered in just over a week, in a deuce of color schemes. Not only will the planned black wax pressing of 300 copies exist, but an additional pressing of 200 copies of an experimental new color pattern is being put into production for a special pressing only Cop Problem and The Compound will be selling; the pressing melding a translucent dark green with Coke-bottle clear which the pressing plant has never done.
Pre-orders are available over at this location. Cop Problem will also be on the road in the coming weeks with Enabler. Currently announced dates are as follows:
4/17/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest w/ Enabler
4/18/2014 The Worthen - Lowell, MA w/ Enabler, Matahari, Los Bungalitos
4/19/2014 Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Enabler, Go Deep, Agitator
4/20/2014 Backroom Studios - Rockaway, NJ w/ Enabler, Ides, Hell Mary, Iron Born, Grit
4/21/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Enabler, Outer Heaven
Colorado outfit Awaken the Masses has parted ways with drummer Chris Rocha, who comments:
"Hey there, friends. I, Chris, have decided to step down as the drummer for Awaken the Masses. Sharing the stage with these fine gentlemen for the past five years has been fucking epic.
"I love metal as much as the next guy don't get me wrong. I just lost interest in playing the genre. My lack of caring as much as these guys do has made a major impact and it's not fair to them. I'm holding them back from victory. I will continue to pursue a future in being a professional musician. Just with a different group/genre.......hopefully.
"The fellas and I have zero negative feelings toward each other and I wish them the best of luck in their future. Thanks to everyone that ever came out to a show and showed us love and support. I hope I served you well. Be sure to keep up with the band!"