Metal News for March 8, 2014
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Hortus Animae returns on March 24th, 2014 with "Secular Music," which will see release via Flicknife Records.
In the new video clip available below, Hortus Animae's Martyr Lucifer, Hypnos, and Bless describe everything behind the making of "Secular Music," a whimper that becomes a roar after 8 years of silence.
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, it seems only appropriate and empowering to take a moment to focus on the fierce and powerful women in metal that inspire us every day.
Whether they are rocking it out in a corset or not, their presence on the stage is always captivating. Sometimes they are blowing our minds with their vocal escapades, or dominating their instruments as skillfully as any man, but continuously these women are pioneers in a genre that has traditionally been predominantly men.
Back in the ‘60s during the classic rock days, artists such as Janis Joplin and Grace Slick paved the way for the Valkyries of our modern day music. Later, women such as Pat Benetar and Joan Jett would take the baton and run hard with it!
Nowadays women in metal have provided valuable insights into reshaping aspects of the genre and fusing them with their unique ideas and talents. It’s not possible for a man to hit the airy lyric soprano range that often we are graced with in bands like Nightwish or Leaves Eyes without going into falsetto. Other women have used their hands to virtuosity, and left us in awe with their keyboards, strings, basses or drums.
International Women’s day is about celebrating the strides women have made whether economic, socially, or political. But let us not forget the massive accomplishments we’ve made towards metal music, and how we made our mark on a genre that shows that men and women truly can work towards something better.
We at Metalunderground.com are well aware of the sirens of the scene, and all the triumphs they have contributed that have made Metal the diverse genre it is. More...
Showcasing the band's love of llamas, the zany punk/metal duo of Do I Scare Ya? has released a video for "Llama Llama Ding Dong." Check it out below, and the band comments:
"This video was captured on the farms of Llama Magic in Suttons courtesy of Glynda 'Llama Mama' Bluhm. Buzz & Scott - A huge fan of the llama, combine wit with their love of the animal with different musical genres to create something that is truly unique & just plain fun. Our music is cute, yet totally badass at the same time. Think Looney Toons cross Metalocalypse."
Finnish band Akma has released a video clip of the band performing "Voracious Rites" at Hevimesta, Oulu. The video was produced by Lauri Anttila of VisioIn Productions and can be seen below. You can also hear more from Akma at the group's Facebook profile here. More...
Soulless Carnage has a video clip out now for the track "Eyesore's Eye," taken from debut EP "From The Remains To Heaven," which was released on February 17th, 2014. The track listing is as follows:
2. Eyesore's Eye
3. From The Remains To Heaven
4. Inner Beauty To Consume
5. Suffocating Demigod
"King Of No One," a new demo track from Czech Republic extreme metal outfit Cries Of Your Sins, is now available for streaming online in the player below. Further details on Cries Of Your Sins can be found at the project's Facebook profile here.
Gothenburg death metal band Art Far Away has released debut album "Verisimilitude & The Second Estate" and today you can check out a track from the release.
Give a listen to "White Man's Burden" in the player below. The full album's track listing is as follows:
3. The King
7. White Man's Burden
8. Gentlemen's Club
9. The Queen
10. The Man Who Wasn't There
11. Invite Me In
12. Your Back Is Gently Breaking More...
Mexican act Insane Portrait will be releasing a new music video for the "Worms" track on March 31st, and today you can see a teaser trailer below. Further details on a new album from the band are forthcoming, and Insane Portrait consists of:
Connor - Vocals and guitar
Alex Cardoso - Bass
Mauricio Villalon - Drums
New Oklahoma outfit Allusion has released a debut single titled "Out of Control," which will appear on an upcoming album and can be heard below. You can also download the track at the Allusion Bandcamp page here. Allusion is:
Vocals- Seth Andrus
Guitar - Tyler Farmer
Guitar - Brandon Cramer
Bass - Peter Skulski
Drums - Paul Martin
Mexico city "street metal" outfit Deth Dealer$ has released a brief video titled "Combo Breaker" featuring live and rehearsal footage. Check it out below, and find more info on the band at Facebook here.
Central Illinois based black/death metal band A Hill To Die Upon will releasing new album "Holy Despair" on April 22nd via Bombworks Records. A teaser trailer is available below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Cloven Hoof Hava Nagila
2. A Jester Arrayed in Burning Gold
3. Unyielding Anguish
4. Let the Ravens Have My Eyes
8. Rime (Jerub-Ba'al)
9. O Death
10. Satan Speaks More...
In addition to the re-issuing of "Total Fucking Darkness," Cradle of Filth has checked in with the following update about starting work on a new album:
"The European tour was a massive success and decidedly awesome to slay the least! Hence this quick post to thank everyone for coming out in support of the band... You 'orrible lot were great and certainly pepped up our performances! So thank you all once again from the bottom of our filthy hearts (or indeed the heart of our filthy bottoms!) and see you all later in the year! More dates pending...
"Plus, we will begin to write the new album shortly, which promises to be an absolute blinder, enflamed as we are from playing an Old Skool set for the last nineteen shows!"
Cradle of Filth was recently covered in our Sunday Old School column as part of Black Metal History Month, and this upcoming album will follow previous full-length "The Manticore and Other Horrors" (reviewed here).