Metal News for March 3, 2012
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The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
All Shall Perish
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...
Vancouver, Canada metal act Quartered has announced that it will be embarking on a Canadian tour later this March. The band will also be performing as part of the Canadian Music Week festivities in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can check out the full list of announced dates below.
March 14th - Kelowna, B.C. - Flashbacks w/ Dracula Black & Smash Blvd
March 15th - Calgary, A.B. - Dickens Pub w/ ALKATINE & ChronGoblin
March 16th - Edmonton, A.B. - Haven Social Club w/ All Else Fails, Jezebel, Eternal Prophecy
March 17th - Saskatoon, S.K. - TBA
March 18th - Winnipeg, M.B. - Osborne Village Inn w/ On This Day
March 21st - Toronto, O.N. (Canadian Music Week) - Velvet Underground w/ Islands, Hey Sugar, Inire, Misguided Aggression
March 23rd - Toronto O.N. (Canadian Music Week) - Hard Luck Bar w/ Three Crowns, Farewell To Freeway, Dancing With Paris, Today I Caught the Plague
Canadian Music Week/Fest 2012 will feature over 900 different artists and bands from over 40 different countries with the week-long event spanning over 5 days. The event will feature performances from Slash, Devildriver, Job For A Cowboy and many others. Wristbands for the event, which are good for any show during the 5 day festival, can be purchased here.
Sectorial, a blackened thrash band hailing from the Ukraine, is streaming several songs from its debut album "Erase and Reborn to Humanity." The single from the album, "Too Much?," was recently uploaded in video form, plus four other tracks from it are streaming over on MySpace. "Erase and Reborn to Humanity" was recently released via Metal Scrap Records.
New York metal act Hellshot has issued the following announcement about splitting with vocalist Gary Miller:
"Hey, listen. We just wanted to let you know we're looking for a new singer. Everything's cool. We're all still friends. Gary just has a crazy schedule with a lot of other priorities and decided he needs to step away from Hellshot.
"So come out and see us at the Knitting Factory tomorrow for one last kick ass show with Gary! And then if you know a singer looking for a band, send him our way."
For more details on Hellshot, check out the band's official Facebook profile.
French technical death metal act Dysmorphic has posted an instrumental jam video online for the song "Through the Eyes of Madness," which is available below. You can check out the full version of the song, and more tracks available for streaming, by navigating to the Dysmoprhic Bandcamp page here.
Genova, Italy based brutal death metal band Soman GD has posted a new song online for streaming. Listen to the track "Fallout" in the YouTube player below.
"Fallout" is taken from the band's first EP "Fat Man." More info on Soman GD is available through the group's Faceboook page.
U.K. based Tribunal Records recording artist Wombwrecker has posted a cover version online of the Korn track "Here to Stay." Check out the lyric video for the cover song in the YouTube player below, or listen to more of Wombwrecker's music via Facebook.
Guadalajara deathcore combo Dance Now Bitch has released an official video for the track "Generation of Rebel," which comes from the band's new EP "Yo Rape." The video was filmed by Arturo Ancira. Check out three more songs from Dance Now Bitch by heading over to the band's Facebook bandpage.
Detroit, MI's Bahamut has posted a guitar/drum playthrough clip for the song "The Chamber," which can be viewed in the player below. You can also stream Bahamut's album "The Process" by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Swedish black metal act Rev 16:8, which was set to record a third full-length album later this summer, has now checked in with the following announcement about calling it quits:
"As of February 2012, REV 16:8 as a band is no more. The reason for the decision is solely personal, and the decision is mutual for the people involved.
"The recording session that would have taken place in June at Endarker Studio has been cancelled and no more recordings will be done from this band in the future."
Rev 16:8 had previously released the "Grand Tidal Rave" and "Ashlands" albums. You can check out the band's music video for "Flame Salvation" by heading over to this location.
American black metal outfit Abigail Williams' latest tour is now currently underway. Billed as support for almighty death metal legion Deicide on the March Of Death 2012 tour, Abigail Williams is performing all new material from the band's recently released third LP "Becoming" (reviewed here) released worldwide via Candlelight Records in January.
With Jungle Rot and Lecherous Nocturne also providing support for the entire trek, this shall prove to be one of the year's heaviest tours so far as it storms across the continent through the end of the month. The updated tour routing is as follows:
3/03/2012 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
3/04/2012 Foufoune's - Montreal, QC
3/05/2012 Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC
3/06/2012 Opera House - Toronto, ON
3/07/2012 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
3/08/2012 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
3/09/2012 Blondie's - Detroit, MI
3/10/2012 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
3/12/2012 Osbourne Village Inn - Winnipeg, MB
3/13/2012 The Exchange - Regina, SK
3/14/2012 Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
3/15/2012 Dickens - Calgary, AB
3/16/2012 Rutland Centennial Hall - Kelowna, BC
3/17/2012 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
3/18/2012 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
3/19/2012 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
3/20/2012 Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
3/21/2012 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
3/22/2012 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
3/23/2012 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
3/24/2012 Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
3/25/2012 Trees - Dallas, TX
3/27/2012 Emo's East - Austin, TX
3/28/2012 The Hangar - New Orleans, LA
3/29/2012 Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
French act Hardbanger has just released a music video for the new single "Neck," which was produced by Brew Varea (DAGOBA, MEPHISTO, ACOD, etc.). Watch the video clip in the player below. For more details on Hardbanger, check out the band's Facebook profile.
Sicilian stoner rock band Elevators To The Grateful Sky is streaming tracks from its five-song self-titled debut EP. One tune, "Cosmic Dust," is playing over at Bandcamp and is featured in the player below. Also, a video upload of "Technicolour Widow" follows after the jump. Elevators To The Grateful Sky is also streaming a third song, "Electric Mountain," over on YouTube.
2012 is Blind Guardian's 25th anniversary and one way the band is celebrating this special occasion is the release of "Memories of a Time to Come." In conjunction with the release, the band has now posted the seventh and final episode featuring the whole band talking about touring and the next album. Check out the clip below.
German industrial rock/metal act Taina has posted a new music video online for the song "Illusion," which can be viewed below. You can also check out the band's last music video for "I Feel Rage" at this location. For more on Taina, head over to the band's official website.
Guitarist Bastien Deleule of NightShade has issued the following announcement about missing the band's U.S. tour due to visa issues:
"Hey everyone! Bastien here! The last two days were the worst days in my entire life. I was ready for tours, but when I arrived in USA they stopped me due of a visa problem. It's lame! So I was returned to France immediately.
"The problem was 'what to do?,' do we need to cancel the tour or find a session member to replace me on this tour/a part of this one till the problem visa be resolve or just cancel the tour ? It was a really hard decision for me, bandmates, label, and manager. But we finally decided to keep the tour rocking without me.
"I hope you understand, I didn't leave the band, it's my baby, and the best thing I ever made in my life, I just want to save this tour I was so excited to play, and don't put the manager, booker or other bands (as they sleep and It Lies Within) into problems cause of our cancellation. More...
La Crosse, WI based high energy hardcore act Lasting Impression will embarking on a 4 day mini tour dubbed the "Dare to resist Dubstep and Deathcore Tour." Dates are as follows:
March 9- La Crosse, WI- The Warehouse "Metal Madness Tour" w/ As They Sleep, It LiesWithin
March 10- Waucoma, IA- Riverside Bar w/ A Crimson Sea, Down the Well
March 11- Sioux Falls, SD- Boonie's Bar and Grill w/ More Than Enough, Typical Hunks
March 12- Minneapolis, MN- Memory Lanes "Punk Bowling!" w/ Amen and the Hell Yeah's
For more information on Lasting Impression and to stay up to date on the band's latest live shows, check out the group's Facebook page.
Loma Prieta has posted a new music video online for the song "Fly By Night," which is taken off the "I.V." album and can be viewed in the player below.
The band also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Watch Wretched demonstrate the band's skills in this newly posted guitar demo/tab video below for a brand new track called “Repeat… The End Is Near” from the upcoming album, "Son of Perdition."
Wretched is set to release "Son of Perdition" on March 26th and will support the album on the Metal Alliance Tour which begins later this month, alongside Impending Doom, 3 Inches of Blood, Job For A Cowboy, Dying Fetus, The Faceless and Devildriver. More...
Black metal act Hordes of the Morning Star will release the band's debut album "Consummatum Est" as a digipak CD via Metalhit Records this coming Spring/Summer 2012.
The album is a re-recording of what was initially released as a digital album in 2010, and according to the band, "features stunning, crystal-clear quality courtesy of Winter Skies Productions studio (PHOBIA, NOISEAR, etc.)."
Ben Murphy, the mastermind behind the UK based blackened death metal project Undead Pandemic has issued the following statement about his upcoming release, "Nunslut," set to be released this year:
"'The Rising' - UNDEAD PANDEMIC's first full-length album is an amalgamation of different thought processes and inspirations centred to one (albeit double-entendre) meaning/subject.
"I intended it to be a nod towards Romero, Fulci and old-school survival horror video games - 'Unholy Sonata' being a chance to catch your breath - much like the save rooms in the Resident Evil (Biohazard) series of video games. I wanted to retain the 60's/70's/80's atmosphere that generally surrounds the zombie-themed genre which was great inspiration for the way the album went and the overall sound and production. I wanted the predominantly programmed drums to keep the processed feel; when inspiration comes from old-school video games, B-movies and cult fiction, I thought it'd be fitting for the drums to sound like a throw-back compared to todays production standards. I think it worked pretty well as part of the composition but hasn't generally been recieved with the same understanding behind it!
"I think it was a Dutch reviewer who compared the sound to, or reminded them of, music from the original Terminator films - which was pretty much bang on the mark in terms of relevance to the era the album was inspired by. More...
Although released digitally on the internet earlier, Siberian doom/death band Harmony In Grotesque has finally released its second album "Painted In Pain" via ARX Productions. The ten-track listing follows below, as does a stream for the track "Scars in My Memory." The second track from "Painted In Pain" follows in video upload form as well. Harmony In Grotesque is currently busy at AAG studios in Krasnoyarsk, Russia recording the drum tracks for their third release, which should come out in 2013.
01 Aegrimonia Profunda
02 Last Moments Of A Dying Dream
03 Scars In My Memory
05 Frozen Blood Of Trees
06 Something Good
07 Gift Bringing Pain
08 Demo(n)graphic Blast Of Gods
09 Slumber Stopped The Time
10 Dot More...
Death metal act Coffin Nail has posted a guitar preview clip online featuring music to appear in three new songs. Check out the footage below.
The songs included in the clip are titled "Follow The Buzzards," "Bloodless," and "Cyclopian Abyss." To find more details on Coffin Nail, head over to the band's Facebok profile.
Seattle doom band Witchburn will be playing a series of four live dates this coming week in the northwestern U.S. in support of their recent album "This is How We Slay our Demons." Below are the dates and an upload of "Army of Voices" from their recent debut, with live footage filmed at King Cobra in Seattle.
03/03 El Corazon Seattle WA
03/08 The Shredder Boise ID
03/09 The Filling Station Bozeman MT
03/10 The A Club Spokane WA
Dead Letter Circus has posted the title track online from the band's latest Sumerian Records album "This is the Warning." Check out the song through the YouTube player available below, or pick up "This is the Warning" here.
U.K. based melodic metal act Lost Effect has posted footage online of the band playing the song "Leap Of Faith" live at The Hollywood & Vine in Hull on February 25th, 2012. Check out the footage below, or listen to more music from Lost Effect via the band's Facebook profile.
Ottawa sludge band Collider is streaming its recent self-titled EP over at Bandcamp. The EP consists of three hammering songs which incorporate many musical styles and leanings toward middle-eastern melodies. Collider will be playing at the Pelecanus Fest 2012 @ Bar L'Absynthe in Montreal on March 24th. Collider will also be playing with Carneia and Monobrow at the Cafe Dekcuf in Ottawa on March 10th.
Continuing his series of video updates from the road during Gigantour 2012, Megadeth's David Ellefson has now posted footage from the Houston stop of the tour. Check out the clip below, which features Ellefson backstage with Helstar vocalist James Rivera. You can also find the previously posted video from Los Angeles at this location.
Jacksonville, Florida sludge band Hollow Leg has announced a week-long string of dates on the east coast, finishing up its hometown on March 16th. Hollow Leg is unsigned and has a full-length album titled "Instinct" out. Check out the track "Spit in the Fire" below.
March 10- Divebar in Raleigh, NC *FREE SHOW! w/Church of Wolves and Demonaut
March 11- Golden West Cafe in Baltimore MD w/Ilsa and Passage Between
March 12- Kung Fu Necktie in Philidelphia, PA w/Clamfight, Wizard Eye
March 13- Midway Cafe in Boston, MA w/Olde Growth, When the Deadbolt
Breaks, Mind Jelly
March 14- St Vitus in Brooklyn, NY w/Rosetta, Clamfight, Kings Destroy
March 16- Burro Bar in Jacksonville, FL w/Tower, Porter, and more