Metal News for March 3, 2013
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Solo artist StarofAsh (Heidi S. Tveitan from Peccatum) has announced she will be releasing a series of tracks online throughout the year as the follow-up to her 2011 full-length album "Lakhesis" (reviewed here).
Today the first two tracks, "Silva Magna" and "Walk With Me," are now available for streaming online. Check out the songs at the StarofAsh website here.
Acid Deathtrip, which recently signed to Reflections Records, has now teamed up with Invisible Oranges to release a music video for "Raising the Chalice."
Pest Records has announced the signing of Finnish black metallers Mormant De Snagov, who will return with their second full-length album "Derisive Philosophy" on the label. The seven track album follows up the band's debut "Rise from the Void" and should be out by mid-2013.
In the beginning of 2011 Mormânt De Snagov released the official music video “Secluded Sleeper," which was followed by the very limited "Secluded Sleeper" CD-EP. The spring 2011 also saw the band recording new material. Two songs of the band’s new direction was released in the way of the “Detrimental Edict” CD-R demo, which was unleashed in April 2011. View the official video below.
Allston, MA groove heavy prog metallers, Caricature, have teamed up with BlankTV for the worldwide premiere of their music video, "A Long Term Illness." Check out the video here or in the player below.
The track is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album, "The Sound of One Man's World Collapsing." The band is currently in the process of securing a label home to release the album later this year.
Caricature is also featured in the March 2013 issue of Alternative Press Magazine (#296) in the AP&R section, and recently made the list of "Most Anticipated albums of 2013" over at Heavy Blog is Heavy. Another single from the forthcoming album, entitled "Monuments," is streaming now at this location. More...
Quebec deathcore act A Hitman's Business has posted a lyric video online for the track "Nameless Abomination," which can be found below.
"Nameless Abominoation" is the sixth track off the band's first EP "Prequel - Chaos in the Womb." For more info on A Hitman's Business, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Daniel Van and Eric Van Valkenburgh, original members of March To Victory, were interviewed by Kal Getter after their show on Feb 21st. March To Victory was one of the supporting acts on the Voices From The Dark Tour 2013 (Marduk, Moonspell, Inquisition) at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. Listen to the interview below. The band recently opened for DRI over in Reading, PA.
Just For Fun
Following two concerts in Japan next month, members of the Taiwanese extreme metal group Chthonic will join fans in Tokyo at Rockaholic (bar-rockaholic.jp) on March 8th for a live battle of the band's new mobile music app game "Chthonic- Rhythm Crusher."
Eliminated Chthonic members will DJ during the event, and prizes will be awarded to fans present at the venue, with the grand prize winner taking home a brand new iPad Mini.
Chthonic also invites fans worldwide to join the battle via the game's online Vs. Mode. The band members - who will be identified by the following screen names: FreddyLimTT, dorisyeh0919 and Jessefilth - will accept challenges from fans around the globe. Fans should log on at 5:00am EST, 2:00am PST on Friday, March 8 to join the live challenge from halfway around the world.
"CHTHONIC - Rhythm Crusher," a rhythm game for mobile devices using exclusively heavy metal music, is now available for iPhone and iPad users worldwide via the iTunes store.
Developed by Chun-Mu Mediatek, the app includes 12 classic works from Chthonic's six studio albums. Players can play solo or connect online to challenge other fans, and all five members of Chthonic can be used in the game. More...
Kal Getter of Tainted Entertainment interviewed Imperial Crypt for ArmyOfOneTV, after its show on Feb 21st supporting Marduk and Moonspell at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. Imperial Crypt hails from the Westchester county, NY town of White Plains, having put out one EP of blackened death metal titled "Demise of the Seventh Realm." Watch the interview below.
French experimental metallers Hypno5e have been confirmed as support on the upcoming Gojira European tour. Dates are available below. You can also check out the music video for “Acid Mist Tomorrow," the first track off the band's latest full-length of the same name, through the player located after the jump.
3/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
3/27 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
3/28 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Charrue *
3/29 – Lille, FR @ TBA *
4/2 – Frankfurt @ Batschkapp
4/3 – Saint Nazaire @ Le VIP
4/4 – Limoges @ La Soutairaine
4/5 – Perpignan @ Le Mediator
4/6 – Montpellier, FR @ TBA *
4/7 – Lyon @ Le Transbordeur
4/8 – Toulouse @ Le Bikini
4/9 – Paris @ Le Bataclan
4/12 – Reims @ La Cartonnerie
4/13 – Nancy @ L’Autre Canal / Metal Ride
4/28 – Madrid, SP @ Sala Arena
4/29 – Barcelona, SP @ Bazmatazz 2
4/30 – Bilbao, SP @ Antzoki
5/1 – Valencia, SP @ Rock City
* = Hypno5e only More...
Beyond the Morninglight, which was covered in the Norwegian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has checked in with the following update about recording new tracks:
"Good news! We will return to the studio 2 weeks from now to record new songs. And for the first time we will use another studio, so we are pretty excited. We are bigger and better than ever, thank you for your support!"
Further details will be announced as they are made available. This new material will follow the band's second full-length album "Liberation" (reviewed here).
Amberian Dawn's Tuomas Seppälä has posted the following announcement about the band releasing the "Re-Evolution" compilation:
"It's time for Re-Evolution and a great pleasure for us to share the cover art of our brand new compilation album 'Re-Evolution' with you. It was designed by Jan 'Örkki' Yrlund at Darkgrove Design:
"We all thought that the best way to introduce our new singer Capri to our fans is by re-recording a compilation album of our best songs. It was very important for us to give you all a broad overview about Capri's great talent in all its facets and present her vocal sound and way of singing to you before we start recording a whole new studio album.
"We hope very much that you like the fresh sound created through Capri's voice and the re-recording of the music parts which was necessary due to some required key changes. I believe that this compilation album is an excellent 'visiting card' of the new Amberian Dawn sound and style, all in all we all are really happy with the results we achieved.
"Re-Evolution will be released in Finland by late spring 2013 through KHY Suomen Musiikki. Album was mixed by Mikko P. Mustonen and mastered by Henkka Niemistö at Chartmakers. We plan to release this album digitally worldwide at the same time. The exact release date will be announced very soon.
"Furthermore a music video for 'Kokko - Eagle of Fire' will be shot and put online in April 2013. This video is going to be produced by Routafilmi, the same company which brought out one of our earlier videos (Arctica). The track listing is: More...
Brazilian act Of the Archaengel has checked in with the following brief announcement about deciding to officially call it quits:
"Of the Archaengel is all we breathe, sweat and bleed for in the last 10 years of our lives. It's about time for this cycle to reach its end... Thanks to everyone who contributed in some way for this project being a successful one."
Blackthorn has checked in with the following announcement about streaming a new cover song online:
"Our new internet single 'Sister September' is available online! As many of you know, we play a cover version of this song, originally written and performed by French symphonic black metal band Anorexia Nervosa.
"Since we got many positive reviews, we decided to go even further and record this song. So, today we are proud to share with you that a studio version of 'Sister September' is finally available online! We'd like to thank our fans for all the support and encouragement and Anorexia Nervosa for being an endless inspiration to us."
French act Savage Annihilation has released a new music video for the track "Les catacombes de l'abomination (pt.1)," which comes off the full-length album "Cannibalisme, hérésie et autres sauvageries" released through Kaotoxin Recordss.
Check out the Aara-directed music video in the YouTube player available below. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. L'annihilation commence
2. Dépeuplez ce monde de vermines
3. Les catacombes de l'abomination (pt.1)
4. Les catacombes de l'abomination (pt.2)
5. Dévoré par l'humanité
6. La marche des exhumés
7. Dans un océan de putridité
8. En état de décomposition
9. Le soulèvement
10. Ouvrez la tombe des assoiffés de sang
It seems to be a fairly regular start to the story of many metal bands: "It began with a firing…" In this week’s case, the story of Nuclear Assault began when New York thrash giants Anthrax fired their bass player, Danny Lilker, who decided to form a new band with a more aggressive approach. His first recruitment into the band that would become Nuclear Assault was vocalist John Connelly, who had previously been a roadie with Anthrax, before rounding out the lineup with guitarist Mike Bogush and drummer Scott Duboys. With the group now complete, they soon recorded a demo which featured some of the songs that would become staples of their future live shows such as, "Hang the Pope" and "Stranded in Hell." They followed the demo with their first live show at the Union Jack in South River, New Jersey, before deciding that Bogush should be replaced, with his position being taken by Anthony Bramante, who made his debut with the band at the legendary L’Amour club in Brooklyn. Nuclear Assault made another change after this performance, when drummer Scott Duboys left the group and was replaced by Glenn Evans, formerly of TT Quick. This new incarnation of the band recorded a second demo entitled, "Live Suffer Die" and increased their profile by performing across the United States.
Their hard work paid off and the quartet signed a multi-album deal with Combat Records, who had previously released the debut album from Megadeth, as well as several records from European bands such as Celtic Frost, Venom and Raven. The first of these albums came in April 1986 under the title, "Game Over." The record was a hit among thrash fans and it earned the group a spot supporting speed metal act Agent Steel and British outfit Atomkraft in Europe, garnering them attention across the Atlantic. Despite their deal with Combat, Nuclear Assault felt that their contract with the label was very constrictive and they left to sign with I.R.S. Records, releasing their sophomore album, and their first for their new label, "Survive" in 1988. The record was a success, reaching number 145 in the Billboard Album Chart and spawning two singles in the form of "Fight to be Free" and the Led Zeppelin cover, "Good Times Bad Times." The commercial success of "Survive" led to the group touring extensively, including performing as the opening act for Californian thrash kings, Slayer, and their own headlining tour of Europe, where they were supported by British thrashers, Acid Reign. More...