Metal News for March 27, 2014
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11 news articles posted on this day.
New York outfit Tombs has confirmed "Savage Gold" as the title of the band's third album on Relapse Records.
The album is set for a June 10th release in North America (June 9th in Europe) and today the artwork and track listing have been revealed. The artwork was created by tattooist Thomas Hooper, who also created the band's previous album covers.
In support of "Savage Gold," Tombs will hit the road for a West Coast run supporting Pelican. The shows kick off June 12th in San Diego, CA and run through June 19th in Seattle, WA. A complete list of dates can be found below. The album's track listing is as follows:
6. Edge of Darkness
9. Severed Lives
10. Spiral More...
The Norwegian thrash maniacs in Nocturnal Breed just unleashed latest sonic assault “Napalm Nights,” which comes seven long years after previous studio album ”Fields of Rot.”
It was a long and winding journey to get this album out, seeing the band go through lineup changes and extended periods of inactivity.
Nocturnal Breed's S.A. Destroyer got in touch with Metalunderground.com for an absolutely mammoth interview covering everything from the band's previous use of professional strippers in live shows, to the many other projects he's been involved with over the last few years, and the guest appearance of Nocturno Culto on several tracks. More...
Ektro Records has set May 16th as the international release date for Ranger's brand-new "Shock Skull" 7". The label comments:
"Following hot on the heels of last year's Knights of Darkness debut, Ranger is back to deliver another dose of Megawatt Mayhem and inject an overdose of adrenaline straight to your veins. The aftershock of their widely celebrated Knights of Darkness may still ring in your ears, but these Finns give you no remorse by unleashing two new songs here, the title track 'Shock Skull' and then 'Omen of Doom' on the flip.
"It's your one-way-ticket to the world of heavy metal filled with roaring Marshalls and thundering drums that make you headbang until your neck cracks. You already know the game: ride with these guys and the devil is your co-pilot. The Knights of Darkness have returned to take command...heed the call of RANGER!"
The track listing is:
1. Shock Skull
2. Omen of Doom More...
Bloodshot Dawn is currently working on an upcoming album, and now the band has posted a video update online, which can be seen below. The band comments:
"Episode 2 is here! Catch a first glimpse of the album artwork currently in development, as well as a few of Josh's riffs and leads!
"Later in the week we will be announcing more details on the Kickstarter Perks that will be available, as well as a preview of the piece of art you could be drawn in to for the album booklet as a perk!" More...
Vancouver's Anciients has announced a Canadian summer headlining tour. The Bravewords.com sponsored tour begins on June 17th in Vancouver, BC, and runs for six weeks from coast to coast. The tour additionally features Black Cobra and Black Wizard. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
The Juno-nominated Anciients is also preparing for the band's first ever European tour, which kicks off at the Roadburn Festival on April 10th. Anciients will tour across Europe alongside North Carolina's heavy rockers ASG.
Technical death metal force Archspire has released a third track off forthcoming new album, "The Lucid Collective."
The track, titled "Scream Feeding" is streaming below, courtesy of Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles. "The Lucid Collective" will be released on April 29th in North America (April 25th worldwide). Pre-orders are available here.
Regarding the new track, Archspire released the following statement: "This is the 2nd track off our newest album, and right away has a noticeably different feel than the previous two songs we've released. This track has a bit of groove to it, and that makes it hugely enjoyable to play live, even though it's still hovering around the 280-300 bpm range. Keep an eye out for the album release, 'The Lucid Collective' coming out in Europe April 25th, and April 29th in the U.S and worldwide. Stay Tech!"
The track listing is as follows:
1. Lucid Collective Somnambulation (available here)
2. Scream Feeding
3. The Plague of AM
4. Fathom Infinite Depth
5. Join Us Beyond
6. Seven Crowns and the Oblivion Chain (streaming here)
7. Kairos Chamber
8. Spontaneous Generation More...
The new Edguy album "Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown" will be released in North America of April 28th, and today the band has posted a new teaser clip online, which is available below.
You can read our review of the album right here, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Sabre & Torch
2. Space Police
3. Defenders Of The Crown
4. Love Tyger
5. The Realms Of Baba Yaga
6. Rock Me Amadeus
7. Do Me Like A Cavemen
8. Shadow Eaters
9. Alone In Myself
10. The Eternal Wayfarer More...
Steel fanthers, the time has finally arrived!
You can now stream the band's entire upcoming album "All You Can Eat" in the player below or over at the Steel Panther website.
"All You Can Eat" is due out April 1st, 2014 and has the following track listing:
2. Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World
4. Bukkake Tears
5. Gangbang At The Old Folks Home
6. Ten Strikes You’re Out
7. The Burden Of Being Wonderful (watch the video here)
8. F@#king My Heart In The Ass
10. You’re Beautiful When You Don’t Talk
11. If I Was The King
12. She’s On The Rag More...
Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring legendary metal brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, is in the final stages of working on a third album (and first for new label home Napalm Records).
The band is working with producer John Gray (Soulfly) and plans on having the record ready for release in Fall of 2014. Frontman Max Cavalera checked in from the studio to give an update.
On working with his brother: "It has always been some kind of killer magic whenever I play with my brother. We have a special connection that comes out through the music and the crowd reacts to it in an insane way."
On the recording process: "Pretty much I have to get into Cavalera Conspiracy mode. I wanted the new album to be faster and thrashier with the concept of Old Babylon. As far as recording equipment, we use everything! We don't rely too much on Pro Tools like other bands. All Iggor's tracks are live drums. The energy is all there and we play all the guitars and sing of top of it, so in a way, it's like the old ways of recording."
On feelings of pressure regarding the band's third album: "There's pressure but I also like the challenge. I think it is the Cavalera Conspiracy's most and intense and fastest record yet. I am very proud of it."
More updates and news on the band's new album will be released in the coming weeks.
Polish death metal act Vader released a preview clip of the upcoming new release "Tibi Et Igni." The album is set for release on May 30th (EU), June 2nd (UK) and June 10 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Go To Hell
2. Where Angels Weep
3. Armada On Fire
4. Triumph Of Death
6. Abandon All Hope
7. Worms Of Eden
8. The Eye Of The Abyss
9. Light Reaper
10. The End
12. Des Satans Neue Kleider
Bonus 7“ Vinyl Version:
Side A: 01. Necropolis
Side B: 01. Przeklety Na Wieki (Cursed Eternally)
Check out the preview here: More...
Fake Idols is streaming the new track "My Hero," from the upcoming self-titled debut album. The song features a guest appearance by Mia Coldheart of Crucified Barbara. The album "Fake Idols" is set for release via Lifeforce Records on April 25th (Germany, Austria, Switzerland Finland, Sweden), April 28th (rest of Europe) and April 29th (North America).
The band features ex-Raintime members Claudio Coassin (v), Enrico Fabris (d) and Ivan Odorico (g). Check out "My Hero" here: