Metal News for April 12, 2011
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Bay Area thrashers Dekapitator will see the official re-issue of their 1999 full-length album "We Will Destroy…You Will Obey" this summer via Relapse. The long out-of-print album has been repackaged, remastered, and includes four new bonus tracks. "We Will Destroy…You Will Obey" will see its CD and digital re-issue on June 21st. The cover artwork can be viewed below.
Zombi has premiered another new track, titled “Slow Oscillations,” off the band's forthcoming album "Escape Velocity" online now via PopMatters.com. Head over to this location to hear the song. "Escape Velocity" is set for a May 10th North American release date.
The band has previously posted another "Escape Velocity" track online titled “Shrunken Heads."
"Escape Velocity," the follow-up to 2009’s "Spirit Animal," was recorded in part by Zombi's Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra in Pittsburgh, PA and Nyack, NY. The album was mastered by Denis Blackham (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN, WILSON PICKETT, KRAFTWERK) at Skye Mastering in Scotland. The album also features artwork courtesy of Jeremy Schmidt (BLACK MOUNTAIN).
Ramesses, which consists of Mark Greening (drums), Tim Bagshaw (guitar) and Adam Richardson (bass, vocals), will return with two new releases later this year. The first upcoming release is a 12” vinyl and digital release titled "Chrome Pineal," which is due out on Ritual Productions on May 16th. The 12” features three brand new studio recordings and three live tracks, recorded in 2007. Ramesses will also release a new full-length titled "Possessed by The Rise of Magik" later this year.
The band also has the following upcoming live shows:
4/16 Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, NL
4/17 Espace B, Paris, FR
4/23 Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, FI
Lazarus A.D. recently returned to the U.S. from the band's first European tour. Although the group was unfortunately robbed in the U.K., Lazarus A.D. still managed to continue the tour and slay fans with their trademark high energy live show across Europe. As was previously announced, the band will be heading out on the road with Cavalera Conspiracy. New dates to that run have now also been added.
Lead guitarist Dan Gapen adds, “We're extremely excited to get back to touring the US. We missed a few cities on our last tour and we can’t wait to blow those fucking places up. It’s such a great honor to share the stage with Cavalera Conspiracy – we are going to throw down HARD on this tour!”
The dates are as follows:
4/28 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
4/29 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
4/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/2 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/3 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
5/4 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
5/5 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
5/7 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
5/9 Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
5/10 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Vampires Everywhere! has put the finishing touches on "Kiss the Sun Goodbye," which is scheduled for a May 17th release. The band is about to hit the road with crunkcore act Brokencyde and is now excited to unveil plans to hit the road with alternative icons Aiden this spring as well. The "Horror Nights 2011" tour features Aiden headlining with support from Eyes Set To Kill, Vampires Everywhere!, Get Scared, and Dr. Acula. Select dates will feature Escape the Fate as the guest headliner.
Michael Vampire comments, "Vampires Everywhere! is excited and honored to be sharing the stage with Aiden on their headlining US Tour. We want to show our evil love to Aiden so we'll be pushing to make our live show extra dark & intense! We will be playing new songs off our upcoming full length Kiss The Sun Goodbye coming out May 17th. The lineup for this tour is amazing & were excited to see all of our fans on the road!"
The dates are as follows:
5/09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
5/10 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
5/12 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops Nite Club
5/13 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/14 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
5/15 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
5/17 - Detroit, MI @ Shelter
5/18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
5/19 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five (w/ Escape The Fate)
5/20 - Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium (w/ Escape The Fate)
5/21 - Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
5/22 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
5/23 - Richmond, VA @ The national (w/ Escape The Fate)
5/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
5/25 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
5/26 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall (w/ Escape The Fate)
5/27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Upstairs)
5/28 - Montreal, QC @ Le National
5/29 - Toronto, ON @ The Annex Wreck Room
5/31 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
6/01 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
6/02 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
6/03 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/04 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
6/05 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
6/07 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
6/08 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/09 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
6/10 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
6/11 - Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
6/12 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
6/14 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
6/15 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza & Pub
6/17 - San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
6/18 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/19 - Lancaster, CA @ Mango Tango
6/20 - Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
Within the Ruins has released an exclusive sneak-peak audio stream of the band's rendition of “Carry On Wayward Son” from the forthcoming EP, "Omen," which is due out May 24th on Victory Records. The new EP features not only this cover of the iconic Kansas track, but also a cover of “Fight Fire with Fire” from Metallica and two brand new songs.
A video update from the band's time recording the EP can also be found here.
Finland's Ghost Brigade is hard at work on the band's upcoming third album, which is nearly completed. The band issued the following brief statement about the upcoming album:
"Fuck webisodes, studio blogs and soulless press statements. We have made a new record and it's called 'Until Fear No Longer Defines Us'. Expect a late summer release on Season of Mist."
Additional details on "Until Fear No Longer Defines Us" will be announced as it is made available.
Necrophagia will be releasing the new album "Deathtrip 69" on May 16th (one day later in the U.S.). The title track from the album is being made available as a free download through Season of Mist. Click here to download the MP3. The album's cover artwork is available at this location.
The "Deathtrip 69" track listing is as follows:
1. Naturan Demonto
2. Beast with Feral Claws
3. Tomb with a View
4. Suffering Comes in Sixes
5. A Funeral for Solange
7. Bleeding Eyes of the Eternally Damned
8. Trick R' Treat (The Last Halloween)
9. Deathtrip 69
10. Death Valley 69
Elitist, one of the latest addition to Season of Mist's Underground Activist roster, will see the release of the band's debut album on June 20th (one day later in North America). The cover artwork for "Fear in a Handful of Dust" can be viewed below.
The Dillinger Escape Plan has posted a music video online for "Gold Teeth on a Bum," a track that originally featured on last year's "Option Paralysis." Recorded live in Italy in autumn 2010, the video was directed by Salvatore Perrone. The clip can be viewed below.
Season of Mist has just inked a European deal with Texan lunatics Fair to Midland. "We are filled with excitement to be working with Season of Mist," singer Darroh Sudderth comments. "We're genuinely proud of this new record and believe our European listeners/friends are in for a pleasant surprise. We are antsy as hell to get back overseas!"
Fair to Midland's new full-length is entitled "Arrows and Anchors" and will be released in the early summer. "We are a band that makes albums and this is the best one that we've ever made. It might be the heaviest non-metal album you will hear this year," adds Darroh. The follow-up to "Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True" has been produced by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, COHEED AND CAMBRIA).
Since the release of "Fables From a Mayfly" in 2007, the band has shared the stage with bands such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Flyleaf, Chevelle, Dir en Grey, Alice In Chains, and Serj Tankian throughout the U.S. & Europe. The band has made appearances at festivals such as Coachella, Bamboozle, Download Festival, Rock AM Ring and Rock IM Park.
The first of six Hate Eternal video clips has been posted online through Metal Injection. Check out footage of Erik Rutan and co. in the studio as they work on recording "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" and stay tuned as Metal Injection posts five more video clips from Hate Eternal in the studio in the coming weeks.
Elvenpath has issued the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Boldie von Herbolder:
"New drummer wanted: due to personal differences, Elvenpath and Boldie decided to walk separate ways from here on. He will still fulfill drum duties for the forthcoming gigs though. We wish him all the best and are looking for a new drummer!"
The band also recently announced a live interview to be conducted online this Friday, April 15th.
Digital download store Metalhit.com has launched the first of many future monthly compilations to be available for free download worldwide. Owner, Mike Riddick, comments:
"What’s unique about these monthly compilations is that they will feature as-of-yet unreleased tracks from metal bands spanning a variety of genres. Metalheads want to be ‘in the know’ on the latest titles, and what better way to do this than to offer up legal downloads of the latest from metal’s greatest labels...days-to-weeks before their official release!"
Metalhit’s first compilation includes 11 downloadable tracks from Agoraphobic Nosebleed, While Heaven Wept, Blut Aus Nord, Feral, Necros Christos, Nightshade, Putridity, Satan’s Host, Spearhead, Hope for the Dying, and Leaves’ Eyes.
The compilation can be downloaded at this location. Another set of free songs will be available in May.
Fans now have their first chance to sample the music on Winds of Plague's brand new opus "Against the World." The album, which drops on Tuesday (4/19), has been cut into a sampler and is now streaming online through the video clip below.
Winds of Plague will be taking over Los Angeles next week, as the band has been tapped to headline the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Pre-Party at the Key Club on Tuesday night. Support on the show comes from As Blood Runs Black along with multiple recent Century Media signings including The Devastated, Suffer Well, and 7 Horns 7 Eyes.
French death metal act Benighted is currently streaming the entire new album "Asylum Cave" online. You can check out the tracks from the album by heading over to the VS Webzine at this location. The album artwork and track listing can also be viewed below.
1. Asylum Cave
2. Let the Blood Spill between my Broken Teeth
6. Unborn Infected Children
7. The Cold Remains
8. A Quiet Day
9. Shadows Descend
11. Lethal Merycism
Fetus in Fetu has posted several songs online from the upcoming album "Abnormal Disfigurement," which can be heard through the band's MySpace page. The band also commented on the release of the album:
"Hails death metal fans! Our debut album 'Abnormal Disfigurement' will be out the 30th of May through Casket Music. To pre-order our cd send us a mail at email@example.com. The price will be 70 Danish Kroners. We will also have a special offer on t-shirt + cd. Joins us on Facebook for more updates on merch."
Footage of Fetus in Fetu performing the song "Bring Your Slasherhook" can be seen below.
Demonical has posted a music video online for the song "Ravenous," which is off the band's upcoming album "Death Infernal." You can view the video clip below. "Death Infernal" will be released on April 15th, 2011.
You can also check out the band performing the new song "March for Victory" at this location.
Dead of Night has posted another new song online titled "Wasted Life," which can be heard in the clip below. The previously uploaded song "It's Over Now" is also still available at this location.
Dead of Night features Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), Jon Donais (Shadows Fall), Derek Kerswill (ex-Unearth, ex-Seemless, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Jeff Fultz, (ex-Seemless) and Jason Witte (ex-Goaded).
Greek metal act Septicflesh has announced the band will be supporting Children of Bodom on an upcoming North American tour. Rounding out the bill are Obscura and Devin Towsend Project. The dates and venues for the tour can be found in the poster below.
As we come upon the one year anniversary of the passing of Peter Steele, twelve bands have lent their talents and provided cover songs for an upcoming tribute album. Denmark's symphonic outfit Fairytale Abuse contributed a black metal rendition of "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)," which is the second track on the tribute.
Explaining the recording process for the cover song, vocalist Simon Pederson recently shared his thoughts on how the band translated the track into something unique while still staying true to the original version. He also discussed how the fracturing of the various sub-genres has left heavy metal with fewer legendary icons to inspire the upcoming generation of new fans. The full interview can be read below, or you can head over to the Fairytale Abuse MySpace page to hear some of the band's music.
Denmark's Illdisposed has announced that the band's new album "There is Light (But it's Not For Me)" entered the official Danish album chart at position number 78. This is the band's fifth album in a row to enter the charts. Illdisposed also recently announced an appearance at the upcoming Metal Splash Open Air festival. The cover artwork for the new album can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Your Own Best Companion
2. Heaven Forbid
3. Our Words Betrayed
4. The Taste Of You
5. As The Day Rottens
6. Reality To Fall
7. Step Into My Winter
9. Sunday Black
Finland's Human Scum recently announced several lineup changes. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about deciding to call it quits:
"In the beginning of the year 2011 we have made the decision of ending Human Scum. We would like to thank everybody who has supported Human Scum, all the bands we played with and all those who came to see us live."
You can still check out Human Scum's music by navigating to the band's official MySpace page.
Steelwing, which recently parted ways with the band's bassist, has now checked in with the following update about working on new material and recruiting a new member:
"Greetings metalheads! Some of you might be wondering what's up in camp Steelwing, so here's a quick update for you.
"We're currently working on material for our upcoming second album. Studio time has been booked for late summer and we've already had a rewarding meeting with the producer-to-be, with whom we seem to be completely on the same page. All in all, we're really looking forward to writing the next chapter in the Book of Steel!
"Oh, and Steelwing is once again a complete five-piece! More on this after the commercial break..."
Power Quest has posted a new podcast online in which the members discuss recent and upcoming tour dates. The podcast can be heard in the clip below, and the band also commented:
"Check out the 3 part podcast where Steve, Gav, Andy, Rich and Paul discuss the recent Symphony X tour, answer questions from the fans and talk about the upcoming shows in the UK and Europe."
The previously posted podcast can also be heard by heading over to this location.
Sweden's Pain has posted a second trailer online for the band's upcoming album "You Only Live Twice." You can watch the video clip below. "You Only Live Twice" will be out June 3rd, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records, and the previously uploaded trailer is also still available here.
Nightrage has posted footage online of Johan Nunez playing the drum part for a new song off the band's upcoming album, which is scheduled for release in September, 2011. The footage can be viewed below. You can also find footage of Thomas Lindberg performing guest vocals for the album here.
Finland's Dead Shape Figure has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Kride Lahti:
"Kride has left the band due personal reasons and lack of motivation. There is no bad blood between him and the band and we like to thank Kride for the years he shared with DSF. Take care buddy! So we need a new guitar player now."
Anyone interested in applying for the guitarist position can find the details (in Finnish) here.
Dead Shape Figure also recently contributed a cover version of Type O Negative's "Dead Again" for Metalunderground.com's upcoming Peter Steele tribute album. The cover artwork and first teaser trailer for the album can be found at this location.
Xandria has posted performance footage online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"Many of you have asked for it, here it finally is: A video showing us performing with the orchestra on our January concert, that was also the first live appearance with our new singer Manuela! After a long time of waiting for it we now got some video material from the organizer of the show, so we hope you enjoy it!"
Swedish death metal act Blood Mortized has signed a deal with Chaos Records for the release of the "Bestial" EP. The EP was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by drummer Mattias Borgh at Underworld Recording in Sweden. Featuring artwork from Thomas Kynst and Daniel Devilish, the four track EP is slated for a June/July 2011 release on both CD and Vinyl format. A teaser for the release is available here.
Blood Mortized was founded in late 2007 and the band's music is heavily influenced by old school death metal from the the early 90's. Drummer Mattias Borgh commented on the signing: "We are very pleased to work with Chaos Records on this release, they are the perfect label for this EP and we can't wait for the underground monsters around the globe to able to get their filthy hands on the equally filthy 'Bestial' EP!"
The track listing is as follows:
2. Of Dust and Doom
3. Shadows of the Quarter Sun
Phoenix Arizona based metallers Hemoptysis have announced that their debut album "Misanthropic Slaughter" will be available in stores throughout Europe on May 27th, 2011. The album is being released throughout Europe via Rock It Up Records,
In other Hemoptysis news, the band is gearing up to shoot a new music video for an as-of-yet undisclosed song from "Misanthropic Slaughter." The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
Friday, Apr 29 The Drunken Lass Prescott AZ.
Saturday, Apr 30 Burts Tiki Lounge Albuquerque NM.
Saturday, May 7 The Clubhouse Tempe AZ /with Sepultura, D.R.I., Hate, Belphegor, Neuraxis, Bonded By Blood, and Keep of Kalessin.
Metalunderground.com's interview with Hempotysis about the new album can also be found here.