Metal News for March 30, 2013
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With tens of millions of albums sold, David Coverdale’s turbulent relationship with Tawny Kitaen, and the hair that all other hair would be judged by…we give you Whitesnake. As David Coverdale’s hair grew so did album sales. Is this a coincidence? Coverdale would say (presumably) that his hair and album sales are not related and this is a misconception. The facts are that during his eighties reign (when his hair was at an all-time Aqua Net high) album sales were through the roof. Later, he teamed up with Jimmy Page to form Coverdale/Page, shorter hair, fewer sales. Coincidence? More...
Awake For Days has released a new music video for the track "Hatred," which was directed by Salvatore Perrone and can be viewed below.
The track comes off the band's upcoming debut album "Magnificent Disorder." For more info on the group, head over to the Awake For Days Facebook profile.
Churchburn is the new musical collaboration between two of the underground's masters of misery. Dave Suzuki, best known for his mesmerizing guitar work and brutal drumming in Vital Remains and Ray McCaffrey, who carved out sonic drum patterns for Sin Of Angels and Grief, have announced their first live events for June 29th and June 30th, 2013.
June 29th will be in the band's hometown of Providence, RI at club Fete with death metal legends Incantation and Acheron,
June 30th Churchburn will make play at this years installment of Martyrdoom Fest at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, NY. More...
Color of Aum has checked in with the following announcement about the band's bassist Joe McGolden being involved in a vehicle accident:
"Good morning, everybody. We want to say thank you so much for all the support last night. As many of you know, our bassist Joe, was in a car accident on the way to the show and was hospitalized for some of the night.
"We are very pleased to say that he is back at home, doing well and will be slapping those strings for your enjoyment in the very near future. Be sure and give him a shout out and keep him in your thoughts as he finishes up his recovery.
"P.S. Check out his bass solo in the latter half of this video below."
Romanian melodic doom/death metallers Era Decay have announce the release of their upcoming fourth LP entitled "Glancing Through the Bloodlines."
The bloody material is due to see the light of day on April 20th, 2013. An album preview is available below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Glancing Through the Bloodlines
2. Are You Alive?
3. Pain: Opimized
4. I Am Your Nightmare
6. Pure Fire...
7. At Your Empire
8. In Your Final Hour
10. Mirrors Never Lie More...
Brazilian act Tallene has released a music video for "Manipulator," which is the first single of the band's debut CD "Apology of Nothing's Ostentation," due for release in April 2013. Check out the video clip below.
Just For Fun
Metal Injection checked in with Kvelertak to discuss beer in Norway and the States. Watch the clip at this location or through the player below. Metal Injection also comments:
"Kvelertak are from Norway, and they definitely know how to drink beer, so we decided to do a taste test of some of the worst/cheapest beers in America including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Keystone Light, Miller Genuine Draft, Coors Light, Bud Ice and Bud Light Lime. Watch the video to learn which is the Best Worst Beer and which is the Worst Worst Beer."
The Plot In You has debuted a new music video for the song "Fiction Religion," which can be viewed below. The track is off the new album, "Could You Watch Your Children Burn," available now on iTunes here.
Swedish act Soliloquium is bringing the misery to every one of you with brand new EP "The Concept of Escape," released earlier this week.
This is the band’s second release and the follow-up to the "When Silence Grows Venomous" demo. The EP includes three brand new tracks: “Crossroads,” “Remnants of Dying Dreams,” and “Nighttime Revelations.” You can stream the release below, or download it for free at Bandcamp here.
This musical project of misery was started by Stefan Nordström and Jonas Bergkvist from Desolator (currently signed to Hellthrasher Productions) and Ending Quest. The band grew richer by the addition of Mortuz on drums, also known for his work in black metal act Mist of Misery. More...
Czech act Esazlesa has posted a new music video online for the track "Prumerný deti historie," which can be found below. The band also comments on its sound and history:
"Esazlesa is a four-piece atmospheric sludge and epic screamo band from Cheb, Czech Republic, formed in 2009 after split up of a Czech screamo hardcore band Kmen. In the vein of post-hardcore bands like Isis, Cult of Luna, Minsk meets oldschool screamo, think Shotmaker, Maximillian Colby and Fingerprint."
You can hear more music from Esazlesa over at Bandcamp here.
Depressive black metal outfit Tomorrowilbeworse has released new album "Down the Road of Nothing," and now you can hear a track from the release.
Check out "Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum" through the player below, or you can order the album at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. You need a warm smile and a cold blade
2. Distressing range
3. Vestigia nulla retrorsum
4. Étouffer l'instinct de survie avec dose précise de ressentiment
6. If you listen, You can hear them chewing
7. Never liked flowers, until I saw your grave
8. Aesthetics of discouragement
9. Down the road of nothing More...
Chains has posted the title track online from the band's new release "Dancing With My Demons," which can be heard below. Svart Records also comments on the band:
"Chains was born in 2010 as a Hypnotic Drone Doom project in the vein of Sunn O))), Moss, Urfaust with a 70s horror vibe influenced by bands like Death SS and Paul Chain.
"In 2012 after the release of the first opus 'OF DEATH', Lord Samhain joined the project. He now plays drums in the duo. At this point, the music took a retro-evolution and became a hybrid between 80s Italian Dark Doom, Death Rock and 80s Dark Metal.
"Chains in 2013 will revive the golden 70s-80s Dark Doom style with a spice of alchemic elements with simple and hypnotic riffs." More...
Colombian-American melodic metal band Inheritor has posted behind the scenes footage online from the recording of the "Mestizo" album. Check out the studio footage in the player below, or you can hear more from Inheritor at Reverbnation here.
German hardcore/metal outfit Souls For Sale has released a new album titled "Scavengers," which is now available for streaming online. Check out the tracks via Bandcamp here or through the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Great Deluge 02:10
2. Walking On Pain Street 03:25
3. Scavengers In Suits 02:36
4. fromselflootingtoanassaultdrivenapproachofbreakingfree 02:25
5. The King Of Kong 04:02
6. The Circus Is In Town 01:46
7. Zielenvisserij 03:57
8. The Libya Gundown Incident 03:28
9. Dead Men Tell No Tales 06:53
10. Acquainted Black 03:14
11. Almería 06:38 More...
One man ambient black metal band Vials of Wrath has announced new album "Seeking Refuge" is due out April 23rd, 2013. You can now check out a track from the release, titled "To Walk Upon The Heights," through the player below.
Fresh off a nationwide tour supporting Mushroomhead, hard rock/metal band Gemini Syndrome will hit the road for a spring tour with labelmates Device, a collaboration featuring David Draiman of Disturbed.
The tour kicks off on April 10th in Mobile, AL, and includes spring festivals Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion.
Gemini Syndrome consists of five musicians — Aaron, Rich, Mike, AP, and Brian — from diverse musical worlds who converged when the guys discovered that Aaron’s spiritual musings melded with Rich, AP, and Mike’s taste for dark and melodious rhythms. Songs like "Pleasure and Pain" rail with coarse riffs and haunting words. Check out the song after the jump. Gemini Syndrome’s upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Moroccan act Spiteful Carnage has posted the song "Prepare, No Glory Without Blood" online, which is available through the YouTube clip below. You can also hear more music from Spiteful Carnage by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Detroit metalheads Burn The Hearse are giving away a 6 song EP for stream and free download. You can check out the songs through the player below, or over at Reverbnation here. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"BURN the HEARSE. A name that means nothing and yet everything, but the music is EVERYTHING! A veteran outfit of metalheads creating music that has evolved into a metal shotgun blast to the face of the Detroit heavy music scene... No ones laughing now! BTH is here to ram metal down your throat. You've been warned." More...
Germany's Over Your Threshold, which has been on tour with Obscura, has checked in with the following announcement about missing the trek's final date:
"We feel very sorry to inform you that the 'A DECADE OF PROGRESSIVE DEATH METAL' tour has come to an end for us earlier than expected. Due to a road accident with our caravan on the way to Zurich we are forced to cancel the tour´s big finale tonight. N
"one of us were harmed, but we won´t be able to make it in time to the venue. It´s an unfortunate and frustrating happening, but it can´t be changed anymore.
"Nevertheless, Over Your Threshold is looking back to a mind-blowing tour that exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you so much to all the visitors and supporters, every single venue´s staff, the whole tour crew, Deadborn, Aeon and last but not least Steffen Kummerer & Obscura to make this an unforgettable experience!
"Once more…THANK YOU!!! See you soon!" More...
Just five months after the release of his previous EP, "Visions of Victory," Los Angeles based shredder Maxxxwell Carlisle has announced that his follow-up album, "Full Metal Thunder," will be released digitally on April 3rd via Power Dungeon Music with a physical CD release to follow on May 3rd.
The five song EP features guest solos by Nita Strauss (The Iron Maidens, Consume the Fire, Femme Fatale) and Rick Renstrom (Rob Rock, Mistheria). The EP also features a new vocalist, Michael Yancy on all tracks.
Regarding the recording process Maxxxwell Carlisle says, "This release really came together well...everything fits perfectly. I met Michael Yancy backstage at the Whisky a couple years ago and we hit it off and I knew we had to do some songs together. He brings a great energy and attitude to the songs. On top of that, Nita and Rick totally kicked the project up a notch. Rick has been in the scene for a while and you can hear that confidence and experience in his playing. Nita totally impressed me. I think this style of metal really highlights her chops and lets people know that she's more than just a pretty face and that she can shred with the best."
Power Dungeon Music, Maxxxwell's label, has also announced that there is a video in the works (Matt Zane from Society 1 directing) for the title track and that it will be released sometime following the physical CD in May. More...
U.K act Lay It On The Line has put out a new mini-album titled "Crowhurst" for download on a name-your-price scale via Bandcamp. The vinyl version will be out in May on Fire Engine Records. Check out the release below or at Bandcamp here.
The band also comemments: "The record is about Donald Crowhurst, who committed suicide 7 months into a solo voyage around the world in 1969, having entered a round-the-world yacht race he couldn't possibly win."
1. 1968 02:19
2. Cro-Hymn 01:50
3. October 31st 02:25
4. Tim Westwood Ho! 02:10
5. Tetley 02:02
6. Triumph 02:10
7. Lying Low 02:19
8. Nobody Likes A Quitter 00:48
9. 243 03:40 More...
Swords at Hymns has posted a single online titled "The Only End To A Brave," which can be heard below. The track will appear on the band's upcoming EP "My Freedom... Forgotten in a Gray Dimness." You can also find more info via the Swords at Hymns Facebook profile here.
Brazilian thrash metal band Deathraiser just released a video for the song "Terminal Disease," which is taken off the "Violent Aggression" album.
The clip was directed and produced by Nicolas Gomes and can be found below. For more info on Deathraiser, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Hardbanger has announced the "Foursome Tape" will receive a limited physical release on April 1st, 2013.
The EP will be hand-numbered and features previous singles "Neck and "She Says," new song "Shapes of Envy" and a cover of "Civilization" by French electro-band Justice. Further details can be found at the band's website here. More...