Metal News for March 23, 2013
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Sinister Realm has announced the follow-up to the 2011 album "The Crystal Eye" will be titled "World of Evil." The artwork can now be viewed below, and the track listing will be as follows:
1. Dark Angel of Fate
2. Bell Strikes Fear
3. World of Evil
4. The Ghosts of Nevermore
5. Prophets of War
6. Cyber Villain
7. The Forest of Souls
8. Four Black Witches More...
Charlotte, North Carolina’s A Hero A Fake has announced the band will begin a headlining tour on April 18th in Lemoyne, PA.
Support will come from Onward to Olympas and a special guest. The tour is presented by Purevolume and will travel through seventeen cities along the East coast. See a full listing of tour dates below.
To commemorate the official release of "Seven Billion Slaves," the first of three volumes to begin Von’s "Dark Gods" trilogy, the band is currently streaming the offering in its apocalyptic, malformed entirety.
Unleashed via Von Records, "Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves" was mixed by Andrew Ragin of The Atlas Moth and features nine new blackened movements by the legendary purveyors of audio contamination. Give the album a listen through the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. They Have Come
2. Ancient Flesh Of The Dark Gods (Featuring Coffinworm)
3. Hands Of Black Death
4. Dark Gods
9. Black Eyes More...
Shai Hulud, recently returned from performances in Australia as part of the Soundwave Festival, will get back in the van and head out on tour in North America with Thy Will Be Done today.
The tour begins in York, PA and also includes support from up-and-coming acts Altars and Beyond the Shore. After this tour wraps up on April 7th, Shai Hulud will board flights for Europe and tour with Propagandhi. Shai Hulud's entire confirmed list of dates can be found below.
Guitarist and found member Matt Fox reflects on the band's year thus far: "2013, what a year… Thus far, we've shared new music with our friends and supporters who encourage us and keep us alive. We were fortunate enough to have just returned from the Soundwave festival in Australia where we made new friends, and saw the bands whose albums are the primary reasons we play the music we do (Thank you Master Of Puppets, Reign In Blood, Among The Living, and Blood, Sweat, And No Tears).
"We soon leave for Europe with Propagandhi, another one of our favorite bands, and what's more… in just two days we share the stage with some of the best friends we have ever made in our years of touring, Thy Will Be Done. Joining us on this jaunt are our soon to be friends, Altars, and Beyond The Shore. This is a lot of love and appreciation for a band of self-proclaimed pure misanthropists constantly talking about their 'Profound Hatred Of Man.' Who knew…
"We're happy to contradict ourselves in this fashion. Come share the love." More...
Drugmetal.ru conducted an interview with Anaal Nathrakh, which took place on the 2013 edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. Check out the video clip below. Anaal Nathrakh released latest album "Vanitas" last year via Candlelight Records.
Ender has posted a new lyric video online titled "Pieces Of Silver," which is available below. The band is now rejoined by original vocalist Joe Benducci, who left the band in March 2011. Joe commented about his return to Ender:
"Its been a long 2 years of trying different bands and different styles and more or less I just wanted to finish what I started. I would mainly like to thank Mark for talking to me for the 2 years I was away from the band and keeping me posted on what was going on. It made this choice a lot easier. The new album Descolada will have all of my lyrics on them as to which This Is Revenge did not. This is a new Ender. I'm happy to be back. See you all very soon."
The band also adds: "We never wanted Joe to leave Ender. When he left, we left the door open for him to return. We are prepping the release of our new EP 'Descolada' and are already working on the next record as well. The song 'SMD' (Recorded with vocalist John Robert) will get a vocal makeover by Joe and will not feature the old lyrics. We thank our family, friends,, fans, ect for their continued support for these past two years and we are excited to bring you new music and to perform live.“ More...
Swedish groove metallers Deathember have posted a track by track walkthrough video for debut album ”Going Postal.” Guitarist Staffan Birkedal and drummer Elias Ryen-Rafstedt talks about the writing process of the songs and how they all turned out on the album. The video can be watched below.
Deathember earlier released a new single featuring Daniel Ädel (Vildhjarta, Uneven Structure) on guest vocals. The new song titled ”The Deprivation” is the second single to be released from the bands upcoming debut album ”Going Postal” and can be heard here. More...
With its release just days away, MetalSucks is currently streaming "Exodromos," the forthcoming new studio offering from sci-fi death metal contortionists Wormed, it its entirety. Get down with your cosmic death metal self and experience the collapse of the universe at this location.
Recorded at Sadman Studios in Madrid, Spain and mastered by Mika Jussila (Amorphis, Impaled Nazarene, Children of Bodom, Nightwish etc.) at the renowned Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland, "Exodromos" will make its crash landing to earth this Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 via Willowtip Records.
Commended for its “astronomically high mindfuck factor” by Decibel Magazine, the 10-track Exodromos serves as the prequel to "Planisphaerium" (originally released in 2003 in Japan then remastered last year by Willowtip), which centers itself around futuristic science concepts and chaotic visions of the last human left in the cosmos.
Elaborates the band in a communal statement: “The sun has become bigger and now is a dead star, no time left for the total Solar's System destruction. Man has stopped thinking as he used to do in order to join of the collective conscience through extremely complex machines.The awakening of the The Chryms, is imminent,Welcome to all of you to the CONEKnity project.You are one of them." More...
Italian power/progressive act Bejelit posted a new music video for the track "We Got The Tragedy." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Emerge" (see review). The video consists of a compilation of the behind the scenes and live footage from the band's touring activities.
In other news, Bejelit is currently writing and composing the follow up to "Emerge." Check out "We Got The Tragedy" here:
Pallbearer, which was nominated as one of the best metal newcomers of last year, has checked in with the following announcement about having guitars stolen:
"Someone decided to steal a few of our guitars in the North Little Rock area. We've filed the appropriate reports with the police, but any help is absolutely welcomed -- if anyone happens to notice any new additions at regional pawn shops, Guitar Center, etc. any info would be appreciated. The guitars:
"1970's Harmony Les Paul copy (no name on headstock) tobacco sunburst, carved body and Lace Pickups installed.
"Mid-2000's PRS SE - Red, with a considerable amount of black gaffers tape on headstock (covering name and a very large chip in upper headstock point.) Stock humbuckers with cream pickup surrounds." More...
The Contortionist has announced the departure of frontman Jonathan Carpenter today, along with his interim replacement in one fell swoop. Jonathan and his long-time girlfriend will be expecting their first child and Carpenter has made the decision to focus on his personal life.
Mike Lessard of Last Chance to Reason will be taking on vocal duties while the band finds a permanent replacement. Statements from each of the parties can be found below.
Jonathan Carpenter comments: "It's going to be a jarring change of pace for my life, not being on the road most of the year. Making songs with the band and then performing them in front of the best fans has been a once in a lifetime experience. I wouldn't trade the perspective I've found in the past few years for anything. I got to meet so many amazing people and see a good chunk of the world. I absolutely intend to keep creating and playing music in the future, albeit in a more personal pursuit.
"I will miss seeing everyone in the TC family very much. I wish the best to all of my band buds and everyone who supports live music and all this heavy banger music we've been making. I feel very excited for my future with the love of my life and our pups, and our little one on the way. More...