Metal News for March 25, 2011
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Anacrusis, who recently released the reissue collection "Hindsight: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited" via Divebomb Records, recently posted a video for their song “Imprisoned” from that release. Featuring live footage as well as behind-the-scenes clips from their touring in 2010, the video captures the excitement and energy around the group’s reformation.
Order of the Blackguard has posted an unreleased alternate drone version of the song "The Order," which was re-worked by Autotelic Toltec Relic. You can check out the alternate version in the clip below. "The Order" is off the band's "The Way of Cross and Dragon" album. Metalunderground.com's review of the album is available here.
Bloody-Disgusting.com will be streaming Amon Amarth's upcoming album "Surtur Rising" in its entirety starting at 11:59 PM EST on March 25th, 2011. Scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29th, 2011, the record, which was voted among Decibel Magazine's most anticipated albums of 2011, marks the eighth studio offering from the melodic death metal tyrants. The stream ends at 11:59 PM EST on March 28th, 2011.
Amon Amarth has the following upcoming tour dates:
4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/15/2011 Station 4 - Saint Paul, MN
4/16/2011 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA
4/22/2011 The Regency - San Francisco, CA
4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
4/24/2011 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
4/25/2011 Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ
4/27/2011 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
4/29/2011 Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
5/01/2011 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/02/2011 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
5/03/2011 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
5/06/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2011 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
Tombs has posted the first preview track, "Vermillion," from the band's forthcoming album "Path Of Totality" online now. You can check out the song by heading over to the Tombs Facebook page.
"Path Of Totality," the follow-up to the "Winter Hours" release, was recorded at Elmwood Recording studios in Dallas, TX with engineer John Congleton and has been set for a June 7th North American release date. "Path Of Totality" will be available on CD, 2xLP, and digitally and features artwork from Thomas Hooper of Hoopers Electric.
The upcoming Tombs tour dates are as follows:
March 25 Miami, FL Churchhill's
March 26 Orlando, FL Will's Pub
March 27 Atlanta, GA Archive Gallery
March 28 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
March 29 Richmond, VA Gallery 5
March 30 Washington, DC The Red Door
March 31 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
April 1 Worcester, MA Club Oasis
April 2 Allston, MA O'Brien's
"As A Dog Returns," the nine track follow-up to the 2006 Place of Skulls album "The Black Is Never Far," was released in the U.S. last fall via Giddy Up Records. The band has now teamed up with Volcom Entertainment to release the album in Europe on April 4th, 2011 with distribution by ADA Warner.
Said guitarist/vocalist Victor Griffin of the cooperation: "We're extremely happy with this arrangement. I've had my eye on Volcom for some time now. They're a wide-reaching company and have their hand in other markets besides music... a clothing line, skateboard/surfing apparel, and more. It's cool that a company like this loves heavy music and only puts out the stuff they really dig. It's just a whole different angle than the way labels typically work."
Place of Skulls also has the following upcoming tour dates:
3/31/2011 FIN - Helsinki, Kuudes Linja
4/01/2011 FIN - Oulu, Nuclear Nightclub
4/02/2011 FIN - Turku, Klubi
4/05/2011 GER - Nürnberg, KV
4/06/2011 CH - Lenzburg, Met Bar
4/07/2011 A - Wien, Arena
4/08/2011 I - Vicenza, Sabotage
4/09/2011 I - Parma, Onirica Club
4/10/2011 CH - Martigny, Les Caves du Manoir
4/12/2011 F - Paris, Le Labo - Théatre de Ménilmontant
4/13/2011 ESP - Barcelona, Rocksound
4/15/2011 NL - Tilburg, O13, Roadburn, Midi Theater for POS
The previously announced Horns Up Rocks showcase for The Resurrection Sorrow this Monday, March 28th has been moved to Fontana's. The band has also confirmed that Chris Hamilton (Bloodsimple, Crisis, Bloodclot, etc.) will be joining on drums for this show. The details for the free shows are as follows:
Monday, March 28th Horns Up Rocks Presents
Hosted and Dj'd by Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks
Doors 7:30, show at 8pm
New York City's The Resurrection Sorrow recently put three new tracks to tape as the band continues to write new material for the follow-up to 2009's full-length "Hour Of The Wolf." Stay tuned for more updates on The Resurrection Sorrow over the coming weeks.
English label Ritual Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing Bong's "Beyond Ancient Space" album:
"Ritual Productions is proud to announce the release of 'Beyond Ancient Space' from Bong, a band who have cut their teeth on the live circuit, as well as releasing a plethora of splits, live records and studio recordings for over five years now.
"As with all their music be it live performance or studio recordings, Beyond Ancient Space follows the same ritualistic path, that is to say the songs are all mesmerizing meditative jams centered around an unfurling guitar riff and gelled by spaced-out drum beats, the occasional crashing cymbals and Dave Terry's distinctive vocal style. Once again Bong are shunning any overdubs and keep the postproduction to a minimum. The resulting sound is as deeply hypnotic as ever before and presents Bong at their most prolific, particularly on songs such as 'Across The Time-stream' and 'Onward To Perdóndaris' which surpass even the highest of expectations.
"Slow, chanting vocals and spoken-word sections are drawn from the lands of Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith and other dreamers‘ tales from the early 20th century, mirroring their stories of hashish-induced sojourns to outer worlds. Musical influences include 1970s psychedelic rock groups (especially Parson Sound) and doom staples such as Come My Fanatics - era Electric Wizard and Sleep‘s Jerusalem. More...
Hard partying U.K. band Asking Alexandria was banned from a club in a heavily Christian section of Nashville, Tenn., the group's publicist reports.
"The group's reckless image proved to be too much for the conservative venue Rockettown in Nashville, TN who deemed the band 'too controversial' and banned them," a spokesman for the band said. "This primarily Christian area hasn't been this riled up since the days of the antichrist Marilyn Manson's notorious run, but Asking Alexandria make no apologies as rock n' roll is supposed to be dangerous and exciting."
The band moved the April 12 show to Cannery Ballroom on April 12th.
Destrophy's new album, "Cry Havoc," will be released on April 26th through Victory Records. A preview of the new song “Closer” is now available and can be heard in the player below.
Stoner-rock institution Karma to Burn is hitting the road once again, in anticipation for the band's forthcoming smoked-out opus "V," which is set for North American release on June 7th. Joining Karma to Burn for a number of these tour dates will be Honky, featuring Jeff Pinkus from the Butthole Surfers. The dates are as follows:
March 25th - Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
March 26th - Athens, TX @ Trace Bar
March 27th - San Antonio @ Nightrocker Live
March 30th - Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern Tavern
March 31st - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
April 1st - Hungtington, WV @ Shamrocks
April 2nd - Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
April 3rd - Toledo, OH Headliner’s - w/Honky
April 4th - Chicago, IL @ Double Door - w/Honky
April 7th - St. Louis, MO @ Cicero’s - w/Honky
April 8th - Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge - w/Honky
April 9th - Kansas, MO @ Davey’s Uptown - w/Honky
April 11th - Herndon, VA @ So Addictive - w/Honky
April 12th - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
April 13th - York, PA @ The Depot
April 14th - Norfolk, VA @ Taphouse - w/Honky
April 15th - Asheville, NC @ The Get Down Bar - w/Honky
April 16th - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero - w/Honky
April 20th - Monroe, LA @ Tsunami w/Honky
April 21st - Lafayette, LA @ The Wild Salmon - w/Honky
April 22nd - Ft. Worth, TX @ Woody’s Tavern - w/Honky
April 23rd - Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s - w/Honky
April 24th - Austin, TX @ Emo’s - w/Honky
Over the past weeks, Clutch has been offering exclusive sneak peeks into the "Basket of Eggs" project that will be included as a bonus disc in the deluxe reissue of the band's "Blast Tyrant" album, which is scheduled for an April 26th release. Clutch is now streaming another acoustic track titled "Drink To The Dead" through Noisecreep.com. You can check out the song by heading over to this location.
Clutch also has the following upcoming tour dates:
5/20 Reading, PA @ Reverb
5/21 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
5/23 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
5/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
5/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/26 Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live
5/27 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
5/28 Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
5/29 Huntington, WV @ V Club
Roadrunner Records newcomers Revoker are preparing for the May 2nd release of their debut album "Revenge for the Ruthless." As the release draws near, the band has now teamed up with Kerrang! to debut the video for the single "Stay Down."
The video includes an appearance by cage fighter Nick "The Headhunter" Chapman. You can check out the clip by heading over to Kerrang! at this location.
Lead guitarist Chris Greene commented on the band's sound: "It’s the new old school. All of our influences are classic metal and hard rock bands, but we channel them into our own sound. Each song tells a story and has a beginning, middle, and end. That keeps things interesting."
"It’s basically about a weekend where we live," Green went on to say. "You go out, have a few drinks, and get in a scuffle but it’s a good time. We’re the odd ones out in South Wales. We’ve got long hair, love heavy rock music and don’t play rugby. We’re always fighting back."
Peaceville Records will be releasing a special 25th anniversary 2CD edition of the Candlemass album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" on May 16th. The record label commented on the upcoming reissue:
"Marking 25 years since the release of the genre-defining Candlemass Doom metal debut, this special edition of 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' includes a bonus disc featuring commentary by founding member Leif Edling, with stories behind the songs & the recordings.
"'Epicus…' is presented in a deluxe mediabook with extra liner notes including an introduction by Aaron Stainthorpe of My Dying Bride."
Further details on the 25th anniversary edition are available at this location.
Comprised of two Dallas Cowboys (Marc Colombo and Leonard Davis) and a Miami Dolphin (Cory Procter), Free Reign is certainly a larger than life heavy metal crew. In the group, right tackle Colombo handles vocals, right guard Davis handles bass, and center/guard Procter mans the drums. With the line-up rounded out by non-footballer and accomplished guitarist Justin Chapman, the quartet is readying the release of an all-new single, "One Step Away," which follows up on the promise of last year's five-song release, "Tragedy."
Explains Colombo, "'One Step Away' is a song about feeling close to success - whether it'd be a band that has worked so hard but could not quite reach their dream, or a team/player that's accomplished so much but a championship just seems to allude them. What keeps people coming back is the idea that maybe this time nothing will stand in your way of achieving your ultimate goal."
"One Step Away" will be released by the band via its own label, DC Rightside Music, and a new, full-length studio album will follow-up the single in April 2011. Recently, Free Reign won Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award, for "Most Metal Athletes."
Californian act Nails has teamed up with Metalinjection.net to post a video online for the song "Conform / Scum Will Rise." You can check out the video clip below. The song is off the band's "Unsilent Death" album.
Polish black metal band Christ Agony has checked in with the following announcement about recording new material:
"Ave! Christ Agony entered Studio X in Olsztyn. After three days of hard work in Behemoth's rehearsal room in Gdansk, Christ Agony drove to the Stone Circles near Koscierzyna - Kaszuby to make a photo shoot for the new album. There under the eye of Krzysztof "Sado" Sadowski the Blasphemous Union took place.
"Inferno has just finished recording the drums of Death and Destruction. The sound already is Mighty and Eminent... The NocturN is coming!"
Swedish heavy metal act Enforcer recently confirmed a European tour with fellow countrymen Bullet, along with Canada's Skull Fist. Enforcer and Bullet will be co-headlining the tour, which kicks off on April 7th in Hamburg, Germany.
Enforcer front man Olof Wikstrand commented:
"After a great success in the far east, we now take our forces back to Europe for a short run before the summer along with our fellows from Bullet and Skull Fist. This time we will play a few more songs than last time, both new and old, and we'll also take our show to new, extreme and aggressive heights. Look out, beware, when the full moon's high and bright!"
The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
ENFORCER w/ BULLET, SKULL FIST
Apr. 07 - Hamburg, DE - Marx
Apr. 08 - Osnabrück, DE - Bastard Club
Apr. 09 - Essen, DE - Turock
Apr. 10 - Kerkrade, NL - Rock Temple
Apr. 11 - London, UK - Underworld
Apr. 12 - Köln, DE - Underground
Apr. 13 - Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
Apr. 14 - Berlin, DE - K17
Apr. 15 - Torun, PL - Od Nowa
Apr. 16 - Warsaw, PL - Progresja
Apr. 17 - Wien, AT - Escape
Apr. 18 - München, DE - Backstage
Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, DE - Rock Fabrik
Apr. 20 - Zürich, CH - Dynamo
Apr. 21 - Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
Apr. 22 - Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg Club
Apr. 23 - Vosselaar, BE - Biebob
Apr. 30 - Königshofen, DE - Keep It True Festival
Jun. 04 - Falun, SE - Rockstad Falun
Jun. 10/11 - Gelsenkirchen, DE - Rock Hard Festival
Jul. 22 - Pößneck, DE - Hell's Pleasure Metalfest
Altar of Plagues will be dropping the new full-length album "Mammal" on May 17th in North America through Profound Lore Records. The band has teamed up with Stereogum.com to premier a song from the album, titled "Feather and Bone." You can check out the new song at this location.
The track listing for "Mammal" is as follows:
1. Neptune Is Dead (18:44)
2. Feather And Bone (11:42)
3. When The Sun Drowns In The Ocean (8:18)
4. All Life Converges To Some Center (13:15)
San Francisco Bay Area death metal act Autopsy recently finished recording the band's fifth studio album, "Macabre Eternal," which is due out May 31st on Peaceville Records. You can now check out the album's cover artwork below.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned and Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood
Enbound has issued the following update about shooting a music video:
"A while back we visited the capital of Sweden, Stockholm for a video shoot of 'Combined the Souls.' The video is being edited right now, and it should be unleashed in about 2-3 weeks. Check out a few images from the video recording here.
"Thanks for all your support guys, we really hope you'll enjoy the video, and our up-coming album 'And She Says Gold!' Stay gold!"
You can also check out footage of the band in the studio by heading over to this location.
The Gates of Slumber will be releasing the new album "The Wretch" on May 10th through Rise Above Records. The band has now posted a new song online from the album, titled "Coven of Cain." You can check out the new track by heading over to the Decibel Magazine website here. You can also check out the new album's cover artwork below.
German goth metal act Krypteria is offering a free download of the track, "Get the Hell Out of My Way." To download, go to krypteria.de and follow the directions on the page.
"Get the Hell Out of My Way" comes from Krypteria's upcoming album, "All Beauty Must Die," which will be released on April 22, 2011.
Germany's Ctulu has checked in with the following update about releasing a new album:
"In this very moment, the new album 'Sarkomand' (Godeater Records) is manufactured in the deepest dungeons of R'lyeh! We are very much looking forward to officially releasing this high-end opus to the world on April 29th, 2011 at the Ragnarök Festival in Lichtenfels, Bavaria!
"For our French maniacs, we will be able to do an official pre-release at the Black Druids Festival along with Alcest (F) and Dornenreich (A) on April, 24th! Expect nothing less than seastorming extreme metal at its top of variation!
"For everyone interested, we are gathering pre-orders right now. Just send a mail with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org! Ask for package deals as we are also manufacturing merchandise such as shirts, girlies, zippers and longsleeves! Furthermore, the two six-string cultists, Mathias and Arne, will from now on officially be endorsed by Horizon pickups! We are proud to join these maniacs!"
Live footage has been posted online of Eyehategod performing at the Scoot Inn on Saturday March 19th, during South By South West (SXSW). You can check out the footage below.
You can also check out footage of EyeHateGod performing a new song live back in February at this location.
Romanian progressive metal act Negura Bunget has checked in with the following update:
"We are happy to present a preview track from the upcoming 'Poarta de dincolo' MCD, 'La marginea lumii (Outskirts of the world).' The track is now available on Reverbnation, Facebook and Myspace. The MCD will be released officially on April 25.
"The material was recorded at Negura Music studio. As the name suggests it, 'Poarta de
dincolo' (A gate from the above or Carrying from the other side) focuses on exploring the relation between worlds, either from above, under or beyond... The four tracks of the MCD present a spiritual travel to the possibilities of our inner being, reflected on the world above and beyond, on our ethereal and material being. Symbolical meanings engraved in the deepest corners of our mind open the world’s mysteries… Long forgotten symbols empower the soul to recognize and expand the limits of our very existence. All is inside, all is on the outside.
"'Poarta de dincolo' is the last Negura Bunget material to be released by code666 Records marking the end of a collaboration started almost 10 years ago."
You can check out the trailer for Negura Bunget' live DVD/2CD/boxset "Focul Viu" at this location.
Swedish black metal band Rev 16:8 will be dropping the new album "Ashlands" through AFM Records on April 8th, 2011. To give fans a taste of the new album, the band is now streaming two new tracks online.
You can check out the title track "Ashlands" and the song "Coal Mirror" by heading over to the Rev 16:8 MySpace profile. The album's track listing is as follows:
3. Blackline Sundown
4. A Study In Patterns And Habits
5. The Chase
7. Rust Retinal Vein
8. Coal Mirror
9. When Your Words Are Obsolete
10. Leave Me
Vesania (which features Tomasz "Orion" Wróblewski of Behemoth), Azarath and Nomad will share stages of the Unholy Carnival Tour in Poland this spring.
Part I of the tour has been announced:
Apr. 13 Grafitti, Lublin, PL
Apr. 14 Pod Palma, Rzeszow, PL
Apr. 15 Fabryka, Krakow, PL
Apr. 16 Arkada, Katowice, PL
Apr. 17 Progresja, Warszawa, PL
Right before their Polish tour, Vesania will do 6 shows in Russia and Belarus with Christ Agony. The dates for this tour are as follows: More...
Southern Lord Records will reissue Winter's "Into Darkness" album on April 12th, 2011 on CD and LP formats. "Into Darkness" is the sole recording by the Long Island doom metal group.
Released in 1990 through Nuclear Blast Records, the record's crawling pace made a considerable impact on down-tempo styles such as funeral doom and drone. "Into Darkness" returns to the light right before the band's performance at this year's Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Holland. The Roadburn Festival appearance marks Winter's first performance since reuniting last year.
Cannabis Corpse will leave Europe in a trail of smoke this summer. Led by Municipal Waste's Phil "Landphil" Hall, the THC-fueled death metal machine starts its trek in August and ends in September, traveling throughout Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and Russia.
Here is a tentative list of 2011 Cannabis Corpse Europe tour dates:
11-Aug FRANKFURT EIFER CLUB
12-Aug BRUTAL ASSUALT FESTIVAL CZ
15-Aug ZURICH WERK 21
16-Aug BRESCIA RADIO ONDRA D’URTO FESTIVAL
17-Aug BOLOGNA LAZARETTO
19-Aug VANNES MOTOCULAR FEST (F)
21-Aug BIELEFELD AJZ
24-Aug BYDGOSZCZ ESTRADA STAGEBAR (PO)
26-Aug HELSINKI DOM
27-Aug TURKU KLUBI
28-Aug ST PETERSBURGH VENUE TBC
29-Aug MOSCOW VENUE TBC
30-Aug HAMBURG HAFENKLANG
02-Sep BRIGHTON HYDRANT
03-Sep KINGSTON FIGHTING COCKS
05-Sep SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
07-Sep MANCHESTER STAR AND GARTER
08-Sep LONDON PURPLE TURTLE
09-Sep TILBURG 13
10-Sep LEIDEN BROTHERS OF BEER
Onslaught drummer and founding member Steve Grice has announced that he has quit the band. In a statement released to Blabbermouth.net, Grice stated:
"With great reluctance and sadness, I must announce that I am no longer prepared to fulfill the role of drummer for Onslaught, the band that I helped found in 1983, and which I brought back together in 2005. This has been a very difficult and painful decision to make, and follows a series of events that, in my opinion, have seen the recurrence of old patterns of behavior that fuelled the band's original demise in 1991.
"This culmination of occurrences came to a head when I learned through a third party that the band had booked a series of shows without my knowledge, and with the intention of using another drummer, during a period of time reserved for family commitments. Be very clear — the temporary use of another drummer does not present me with a problem. My issue is with the fact that at no point did anyone from the band let me know that these decisions had been made. More...
Irish hard rock legends Thin Lizzy have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe beginning in May. The tour dates are as follows:
May 28 - Dublin, Ireland- Slane Castle
May 29 -Horsens, Denmark- Jelling Festival
May 30 -Hillerod, Denmark - Frederiksborg Culture
June 2 - Swindon England- MEC Arena
June 7 -Belfast, Ireland - Odyssey Arena (with DEF LEPPARD and ALICE COOPER)
June 8 -Dublin, Ireland-O2 Arena (with Def Leppard and Alice Cooper)
June 10 -Derby, England - Download Festival
June 11 - Solvesborg, Sweden- Sweden Rock Festival
June 14 -Enschede, Netherlands - Enschede Atak Festival
June 18 -Clisson, France- Hellfest
The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...
American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse have entered the Canadian Music Video Chart at number five with their new DVD release, "Global Evisceration." Cannibal Corpse has also entered the DVD charts in the band's home country, hitting the number 17 spot on the Billboard Music Video Charts.
"Global Evisceration" contains one disc and is approximately 3 hours long with artwork by the infamous Vince Locke. The main program includes full live-song performances from two live shows: the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO shot on 5/3/10 and Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM shot on 5/8/10. Global Evisceration also includes bonus performances and extra segments including behind the scenes footage covering Evisceration Plague era tours.
A teaser for the DVD is also available for viewing at this location.
Reunited nu-metal hate target Limp Bizkit has announced that the band's new studio album, "Gold Cobra," will finally be released on June 7th through Interscope Records.
This will be the first full length release from the band since 2003's "Results May Vary" and the first with the original lineup since 2000's wildly successful, "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavoured Water."
The album cover artwork and track listing are also both available at this location.
American progressive metal outfit Symphony X has revealed the front cover artwork for the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Iconoclast." You can check it out below. The album will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on June 17th in Europe and June 21st in North America and will be the band's ninth studio album.
Illustrator and film concept artist Warren Flanagan (Watchmen, The Incredible Hulk, 2012) is the talent behind the album artwork. Here, he shares his creative process on the new album’s artwork:
"The idea was to create imagery that was a little darker in tone to previous Symphony X albums and to represent the overall theme of Iconoclast into the artwork. The whole concept came from Mike [Romeo], who had a strong idea of what the cover should represent based off the music. I just ran with it. When the album’s title was decided on, I focused the image based on the meaning of it. I also wanted to use the band’s signature 'masks' but present them in a way that connected to the new album." More...
Sumerian black metal outfit Melechesh has posted a new music video online for the song, "Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "The Epigenesis," which was released last year through Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented mainman Ashmedi: "Finally the video clip for 'Grand Gathas of Baal Sin' is ready, it was not an easy process but worth the effort. We are very proud of this clip and we consider our collaboration with Rouzbeh to be very positive."
The clip was shot at the cisterns in Istanbul, Turkey in late 2010 by Canadian director Rouzbeh Heydari and produced by Tumay Irgas.
Swiss metal veterans Samael have posted a new song online entitled, "In The Deep." You can check it out now by heading to the band's official Myspace page.
The song comes from the group's forthcoming new studio album, "Lux Mundi," which is scheduled to be released on April 29th. The band recently posted a track-by-track breakdown for the album, which can be found at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:
Let My People Be!
For A Thousand Years
The Shadow Of The Sword
In The Deep
In Gold We Trust
The Truth Is Marching On