Metal News for April 12, 2013
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33 news articles posted on this day.
Finnish thrash/death act My Funeral has teamed up with Kaaos Zine to stream the full new "Thrash Destruction" album online, along with a track-by-track breakdown.
Check out the release at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Into the Fire
2. Thrash Winter
3. Manhunting Season
4. Thrashman Standing
5. Alcoholic Madness
6. Satanic Black Magic
7. Deathrash till Death
8. Killing Spree
9. Slay Them All
10. Thrash Destruction
Arsis will be releasing new album "Unwelcome" this coming April 30th, 2013 and the band has now posted a lyric video online for the title track, which can be heard below.
You can also listen to the previously posted song "Scornstar" at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Carve my Cross
3. Handbook for the Recently Deceased
4. Choking on Sand
5. Let me be the One
6. Sunglasses at Night
7. Martyred or Mourning
8. No One Lies to the Dead
9. I Share in Shame
10. Scornstar More...
Huntington, Long Island grindcore contortionists Buckshot Facelift continue to mow down live audiences throughout the Long Island and NYC region with their sawed-off, point-blank explosiveness and gnarly stage banter.
Following a slew of shows throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island over the past two months since the release of the "Elder’s Rasp" 11”, this Sunday, April 14th Buckshot Facelift will take part in Grinding For A Cure - a benefit to further research Alzheimer’s Disease - alongside ten other acts including The Communion, Mother Brain, Spirit Of St. Louis and more.
New shows into June are being booked as well, with a bash on June 15th locked at ABC No Rio with The Communion and more.
4/14/2013 2628 Gerritson Ave - Brooklyn, NY @ Grinding For A Cure w/ Mother Brain,
6/15/2013 ABC No Rio - New York, NY w/ The Communion
Unleash "Elder’s Rasp" in its disgusting, bestial entirety through the Bandcamp player provided below. More...
Central California death metal band Etched In Stone has teamed up with Nefarious Realm to premiere a brand new song entitled "At The Altar of Lethe."
The track comes from the group's forthcoming full-length album, "The Failure of Modern Man," and can be streamed at this location or through the player below.
Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis had the following to say about the single and the forthcoming album: "After a two year hiatus it's exhilarating to finally say 'We're back!' Due to line up changes and having members living in different parts of the state, we've had to do what many other bands have done... sending files back and forth and creating an album piece by piece. And despite taking a bit longer to do things that way, it has definitely worked out for us. The first single, 'At the Altar of Lethe,' is merely the tip of the iceberg in terms of what to expect from our forthcoming full length, 'The Failure of Modern Man.' We've added elements we have talked about for years and feel that we've evolved further toward creating our own sound with this record. As musicians, we'll always be striving to make the next release better than the last, and we feel that 'The Failure of Modern Man' is a logical progression that showcases that quite nicely! We hope you all enjoy!"
"The Failure of Modern Man" is the follow up to Etched In Stone's 2010 debut full-length, "Emulate The Defiler," which the band self released via Bandcamp and can be streamed in it's entirety here. The upcoming album is tentatively slated to see a release this summer. More...
Imminent Sonic Destruction's North American tour will begin by playing shows with Kingcrow starting April the 28th, before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation on May 1st in West Springfield, VA. The dates are currently scheduled to run through May 11th in Minneapolis, MN.
The band membmers are gearing up to hit the road and have posted a video blog, showing themselves getting ready, signing albums and thanking all of the fans that helped support them on their recent indiegogo campaign. Check out the clip below.
Cvlt Nation is pleased to douse your day in despondency with “Seclusion,” the latest single from Finnish post-black metal evolutionists Laurasia Awaits Us. Feel the sorrow at this location. “Seclusion” comes by way of the band's latest full-length, "Apathy Remains Victorious."
Comments Cvlt Nation: “Out of my loneliness and depression is where I found some of the best times of my life. From these places, I was able to see all of the beauty that I had around me. When I blast Laurasia Awaits Us, their songs remind me of the ups and downs of my existence on this planet… Laurasia Awaits Us should really be proud of themselves for manifesting such an emotionally majestic piece of sonic magic!”
A studio project based in Helsinki, Laurasia Awaits Us’ roots trace back to early experimentations in 2009. Following an assortment of lineup shifts, genre exploration, meditation, and a long period of dormancy, only two members remain: founders Lauri Santeri Lohi and Joona Laine. "Apathy Remains Victorious" will be released via Domestic Genocide Records on April 23, 2013. More...
The Sword will be going to the U.K. and Europe in June to play the major festivals in support of latest release, "Apocryphon" (reviewed here).
Included in the 3 week run are appearances at the UK’s Download Festival, Nova Rock in Austria, Flame Fest in Italy, Earthshaker Days in Switzerland, Hellfest in France, Azkena Rock in Spain, Graspop in Belgium, Metal Town in Sweden, and Roskilde in Denmark.
Off day headline shows will be performed in Germany, France, Spain, and Luxembourg. Two shows in Holland will be in support of Clutch. Full details are as follows: More...
Betrayal has premiered a new song titled “Pieces of Home," which can be found in the player below or over at the band's Facebook profile here. The song comes from the band’s as-of-yet titled EP, which is being produced by Kyle Black (Shai Hulud, Alpha & Omega).
Vocalist Brendan Foley explains the song as “a song about trying to hold the parts of your life that you couldn’t think about living without together when everywhere you are feels like its half way across the world from home.” Adding, “Its about making that choice to live without your parents, without your family and without your friends, knowing that while you’re gone those people and your relationships with them might not be the same when you get back. Each member of my family is a piece of my home; this song is for them to know how much it kills me to leave time and time again.”
Betrayal will release the upcoming new EP this August via Mediaskare Records. More...
Norwegian sons of northern darkness Immortal will release a limited 10“ vinyl box set for latest album "All Shall Fall" (reviewed here).
The prestigious box set will consist of four 10“ vinyl discs including an album artwork poster. The "All Shall Fall" 10“ vinyl box set will be limited to only 3 x 333 copies (black, white, silver) and will be released July 5th, 2013. More...
Melodic "happy metal" act Freedom Call will release "Ages Of Light" on April 29th, 2013 (May 7th 2013 in the U.S.) and will mark the band's 15th anniversary.
Today Freedom Call is pleased to debut a brand new video for the song "Rockin Radio," which can be found on disc two of "Ages of Light." The band has teamed up with Noisecreep for the exclusive premiere. Check out the video for the "Killerbilly Version" of the song right here. More...
Hatriot (featuring Steve 'Zetro' Souza) has released a new music video for “And Your Children To Be Damned," which can be viewed below and was directed by Mike Sloat. The track is taken from the album “Heroes Of Origin,” released on Massacre Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Suicide Run
2. Weapons Of Class Destruction
3. Murder American Style
4. Blood Stained Wings
5. The Violent Time Of My Dark Passenger
7. And Your Children To Be Damned
8. The Mechanics Of Annihilation
9. Shadows Of The Buried
10. Heroes Of Origin More...
On June 10th the Danish modern hardcore quintet Psy:code will release second album “Cause and Neglect.”
“Cause and Neglect” has been three years underway since debut album “Delusion” dropped in 2010. The band also issued the following press release:
"Since the debut album, Psy:code has been sharpening their tools to deliver 12 new tracks for the new album entitled 'Cause and Neglect.' The album was pre-recorded in Psy:code's headquarters - an old wartime bunker a little outside of Copenhagen. Drum tracking was done in Hansen studios and as on 'Delusion,' the process of mixing and mastering was put in the trusted hands of Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Raunchy, Mercenary etc.) and as always the result is a high class audio injection. More...
Amon Amarth has revealed the cover artwork for new album "Deceiver of the Gods," which can be viewed below. The band also comments:
"The cover depicts the last battle between the Gods and Loki who arrives at Vigridr field accompanied by the army of the dead during Ragnarok, the end of the world. We hope you enjoy it."
U.K. act Dragonforce has completed writing the follow up to last year’s “The Power Within” album, which was the first with new vocalist Marc Hudson.
Since his live debut with the band in July of 2011, Marc has gone on to front over 100 shows with the band in 32 countries across the globe, including arenas with Iron Maiden as well as a mammoth headlining world tour to support the album.
The Dragonforce machine will enter Fascination Studios, Sweden in May with Jens Bogren to start laying down tracks. Shredmaster Herman Li comments:
"Right now, everyone in the band is itching to get into the studio to record probably the most epic DragonForce music ever written. With so many ideas flying around and songs already written, we decided to team up with producer Jens Bogren to help us take the DF sound to the next level and beyond!"
Gothenburg act Deals Death has parted ways with bass player Fredrik Ljung. The band comments:
”There are times when everything is great, there are times when everything is bad. And there are times when different paths are chosen and you simply drift apart. Things like these are never easily decided and we thank our friend and bandmate for 3 awesome years and wish you a brilliant future."
Fredrik Ljung also issued the following statement:
"Dear friends and fans! As you now know, I have left the band. We saw it as the only way to go and I want to thank everyone who has gotten me and Deals Death to the point where we are at today. There are many reasons for my goodbye but I personally feel that I'm not on the same wavelength as the present band. And when you play in a band such as Deals Death you have to be able to give it your all!
"My last contribution with Deals Death is recorded and will be heard on the new album and I'm sure you'll like it. I will continue with my other projects and have no intention to quit making music what so ever. I would also like to thank Deals Death for this wonderful time and great memories!"
Cauldron is due to kick off a North American tour tonight - Friday, April 12th - at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York in support of latest album, "Tomorrow's Lost."
The band will be playing headlining shows around the USA and Canada, as well as seven shows with British heavy metal legends Diamond Head. The band will then be performing at Metallica's "Orion Music + More" festival in June with. Cauldron vocalist and bassist Jason Decay comments:
"Pumped to be heading out on our first North American tour in two years to support our latest album, Tomorrow's Lost. Looking forward to some gigs with Diamond Head and of course a pile of headlining gigs. Sorry to anywhere we can't make it but are repeatedly requested, we will try again next time. See you on the road to nowhere!" More...
On the heels of the lyric video for "Rise of the Orgamechanism," Italian death metallists Eyeconoclast have premiered a second track from their upcoming Prosthetic debut "Drones of the Awakening."
Give new song "Anoxic Waters" a listen over at BraveWords.com here. "Drones of the Awakening" is scheduled for release on April 16th in North America and April 25th in continental Europe.
The album -- recorded at guitarist Stefano Morabito's 16th Cellar Studio (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse) in Rome -- is currently available for pre-order in Prosthetic's webstore along with a specially designed t-shirt at this location.
Eyeconoclast, which also includes in its ranks drummer supreme Mauro Mercurio (ex-Hour of Penance), will embark on a mini-tour throughout Europe alongside Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation and Decrepit Birth starting tomorrow. Full dates are listed below. More...
Boston's Your Pain is Endearing has released a new music video featuring former vocalist Matt Phillipo and new vocalist Robby Robles. Guitarist Jason Eick comments:
"It is an official cover video of Forgot About Dre by Dr. Dre and Eminem. It's Your Pain is Endearing's third music video, and a precursor to the upcoming EP 'Upon A Throne of Hate.' The band wanted to do something fun to start off the new year, and we had a blast making this video. And it's provided a lot of motivation for upcoming EP."
Armenian all-female black metal act DivahaR has released a new music video for the track "Alien," which can be viewed below. For more info on DivahaR, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Ohio metal act Shades of Remembrance will release second album “Veil” on April 26th, 2013. There will be a CD release show on that date at the Rock City Tap House, 5326 State Road, Parma, Ohio. The band also comments on its history:
"Shades of Remembrance was formed when Elm Burgess and Al Bauhof stepped away from their neoclassical instrumental band and started to write more progressive music with vocals. Elm’s brother Calvin, joined on rhythm guitar/vocals. Finally, Todd Martin joined on drums/percussion to complete the S.O.R. sound. Calvin Burgess is formally of the band Chemikill, a well- known Cleveland based; power metal band in the late 80’s. Calvin switched from bass to guitar for the chance to perform with his brother and close friends. More...
Poland's J.D. Overdrive has checked in with the following statement about a final guest musician to appear on the band's new album:
"There's one last guest performer on the upcoming album waiting to be announced. And since the guest is new, let's stick with an old song... That's right, 'Beware the Boozehound' will feature not only Voltan and Dziki but also Rafal 'Rufus' Trela known from Corruption and Hellectricity!
"Rufus added his supreme vocal skills to the track making it the ultimate all-star song and in the same time closing our guest list for 'Fortune Favors the Brave.' You'll be able to hear the final result real soon!" More...
Berlin based classic rockers Kadavar have released their Nuclear Blast debut "Abra Kadavar" in Europe now (due out April 16th in North America) and now the full release is available for streaming online.
The Devil's Blood announced at the beginning of 2013 that the group has "returned to nothingness."
At the same time, TDB announced that plans had already been put into motion to release new material. The new seven song album, "III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars," will serve as the band's final full-length release.
A new track, "White Storm of Teeth," has been made available for streaming. Check out the song via Metal Blade or through the player below.
The album will be available for purchase on iTunes April 30th, via all other digital outlets (Google Play, Amazon MP3, etc.) on May 28th, and on CD and vinyl June 11th. Band member SL comments on the release: More...
Denmark's Deus Otiosus has posted the band's latest full-length album "Godless" online for streaming. Give the tracks a listen via the player below, or buy the album in digital format over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Snakes of the Low 05:00
2. In Harm's Way 04:31
3. New Dawn 06:06
4. Pest Grave 04:59
5. Surrounded by the Dead 05:06
6. Cast from Heaven 05:14
7. Face the Enemy 04:27
8. Death Dance 05:41 More...
Punk infused power trio Gaytheist will be assaulting your ears and your hearts with new album "Hold Me...But Not So Tight," set for release through Good to Die Records on May 21st, 2013. We've now teamed up with the Portland act to premiere a track off the impending release.
Start your weekend with some energetic heaviness by soaking up the "Wisdom of the Asshole" and prepare for full on conversion to Gaytheism through the player below (the track may take a moment to load after clicking "play").
If you want to know how the band name came about and hear another track from the album, you can also check out our recent interview with vocalist Jason Rivera right here.
You can hear more from the band and find additional info on Gaytheist via Facebook. The "Hold Me...But Not So Tight" track listing is as follows:
1. Starring in "The Idiot"
2. The Restoration
3. Stomach Pains
4. 60 Easy Payments
5. Dopple & The Gang
7. Spread 'em
8. Elderly Assassin
10. Contest of Competence
11. Wisdom of the Asshole
12. Into the Trap
The Color Morale has released a new video for "Learned Behavior" online, which can be viewed below. The third full length studio album from The Color Morale, "Know Hope," is now available on iTunes via Rise Records. The band is also on the road this month with Rise label mates Like Moths To Flames, Palisades, and My Ticket Home.
Chicagoland-based Starkill has premiered a new track, "Whispers of Heresy," on Revolver Magazine.com.
Taken from the band's upcoming full-length effort, "Fires of Life," which is due out April 30th in North America and May 13th in Europe via Century Media Records, the track can be heard here or through the player below.
Right after Fires of Life is released, Starkill will head out on tour with Hypocrisy, Krisiun, Aborted, and Arsis. The band will also be playing a few headlining and supporting shows after their stint on the trek. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
To hear more from the band, check out the previously posted "New Infernal Rebirth" video at this location, or you can also read our recent interview with Starkill about the new album right here. More...
Gwydion has checked in with the following update about working on an upcoming album:
"Fans will experience a slightly different musical style, as the music is much more epic and 'metal' than folk compared to the previous release.
"Since the beginning of the band, we had a very influential epic component in the songs, so naturally when we created this new album, we decided to have a strong mixture of heavy metal riffs and epic/folk songs.
"The new album is a story of a warrior since his birth through his training, conquests and defeats with relevance to the History of Portugal."
FDA Rekotz artist Goregast has issued an update from its headquarters in Berlin. Firstly, Goregast recently commissioned Dedy Badic from Badic Art to design a new logo (posted below) that reflected the band's return to its classic death metal roots. Badic is known for his illustrations for Skeletal Remains, Gruesome Stuff Relish and many others.
In early May, Goregast will play three dates with Swedish band Paganizer. The dates are posted below. After returning home from the three-day assault Goregast will enter Soundforge Studio in Berlin to record tracks for an upcoming 7-inch EP set for release in September on FDA Rekotz.
In 2011 GOREGAST released the full-length "Desechos Humanos" on FDA Rekotz. Album track "Honor the Dead" is streaming at this location.
May 8 - Leipzig @ Bandhaus w/ Paganizer
May 9 - Weimar @ SC Schützengasse w/ Paganizer
May 10 - Wolfsburg @ D-Place /w Paganizer
FDA Rekotz has announced the signing of American classic death metal clan Derogatory. Their debut, "Above All Else" will be released by the label later this year. The cover art of the release follows below.
Derogatory was formed in late 2010. Founding guitarists Christian Ordonez and Joe Viwatkurkul wrote all the early material with Chris later taking the position of changing the music style and riff writing even further with later material. Derogatory has seen three drummers come and go before current skin-basher Coyoton stepped in. Bassist Daniel Alonzo rounds out the lineup. In 2011, the band recorded a demo.
Metal blog InvisibleOranges.com is in league with Satan for the exclusive premier of "Testimony," taken from the forthcoming album "Life Sentence" from the reunited NWOBHM legends. "Life Sentence" will be out in North America on April 29th via Listenable Records. Those eager for the sweet sounds of Satan can bide their time with the stream of "Testimony" posted at this location, or at Brooklyn Vegan's soundcloud page.
"Life Sentence" is Satan's first full-length since 1987's "Suspended Sentence." The new album will mark the 30th anniversary of the band's highly-acclaimed 1983 debut "Court In The Act." "Life Sentence" will also feature the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.
New Zealand sludge band Meth Drinker has posted up the 'A' side track "Desperation" from its new 7" single due out on May 3rd. The Wellington band will also be going on tour with Graves At Sea, Dead Instrument and others, the dates which follow below.
Meth Drinker w/ Graves at Sea (US)
4th May Copenhagen, Denmark @ Heavy Days In Doomtown Festival, Ungdomshuset
5th May Aalborg, Denmark @ 1000Fryd
6th May Hamborg, Germnay @ Hafenklang
7th May Wroclaw, Poland @ Obserwatorium Klub
8th May Dresden, Germany Chemiefabrik
9th May Wien, Austria EKH
10th May Ljubljana, Slovenia Metalkova
11th May Bologna, Italy Freakout Club
12th May Milano, Italy Blue Rose Saloon
13th May Lyon, France @ Ground Zero
14th May Kortrk, Belgium The Pits
15th May Tilburg, Netherlands @ Li le Devil
16th May Leipzig, Germany Zoro w/ Samothrace (US)/BellWitch (US)
17th May Hannover, Germany Alerta Antifascista Festival
18th May Berlin, Germany Kastanienkeller
Meth Drinker w/ Dead Instrument (Denmark)
19th May: Mannheim (D), @PfingstFest, JUZ
20th May Giessen, Venue TBA
21th May Offenburg, @Kessel
22th May Brussels (Belgium), The Bunker
23th May Rostock @ EulerBruch festival
24th May Aarhus (DK), Troejborg Beboerhus
25th May Copenhagen, Raw Birth Records Showcase. Ungdomshuset
Meth Drinker in Ireland
29th May New Ross with Found on the Floor +mtbc
30th May Cork
31st May Galway
1st June Belfast
2nd June Dublin w/ Sodb, Putrefaction, Twisted Mass +mtbc
Paraguayan punk rock/metal band The Profane is streaming its entire seven-song release "Unholy Rock'n'Roll" over on bandcamp. Two of the songs are originals and five are cover tunes from such artists as Led Zeppelin and the Sex Pistols.
The Profane, which formed in 2003 in Asuncion, is composed of the three Arriola brothers - Diego, Marcelo and David. In February 2004, the band released its first MCD, titled “Death'N'Roll From Hell," released on Covenant Productions, an independent record label owned by the band. In March 2007 the CD “Chaosbreed” dropped on the Colombian label HateWorks.