Metal News for April 12, 2014
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Gloryful's new album "Ocean Blade" will be released on April 25th, 2014 via Massacre Records. The album was mixed by Dan Swanö and mastered by Powerwolf's guitarist Charles Greywolf. Kris Verwimp is responsible for the cover artwork.
Today drummer Hartmut Stoof has released a new track-by-track breakdown covering the second half of the album. Here's what Stoof had to say about the album:
Black Legacy: Black Legacy is more or less the ballad on the album. It contains many folk influences and some instruments from this specific period. This song is musically and lyrically meant as the calm before the storm.
All Men To The Arms: This one is also very strong and powerful, expressing an overflowing energy. As the title suggests, this song is a call - for the crew to fight and for you out there to bang your head and raise your fist! The drumming and guitar picking reinforce the lyrics, that describe the battle between the crew and mighty Sedna in the first part of this song. Lyrical based stops in the chorus create catchy hooklines. As you will recognize, the second half is completely different, starting with a guitar solo and a typical Manowar-styled verse, leading to the chorus, in which the title is demandingly sung. To put the final touches to the song, Adrian Weiss performs a killer guitar solo.More...
Lucian The Wolfbearer has a new music video out now for "Through Fire and Decay," which comes off the Senseless Life Records album "Haunted." Check it out below, and you can also download tracks from Lucian The Wolfbearer over at Bandcamp here.
Between the Buried and Me previously announced the band will be joining Meshuggah's 25th anniversary tour across North America.
Now, in addition to those shows, BTBAM will be performing a select few headlining shows on the way out to kick off the Meshuggah tour in Los Angeles, CA. Beginning on May 29th, fans will see BTBAM make its way to the west coast with Trioscapes serving as direct support.
Trioscapes features BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs and released a debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums). See Between The Buried and Me live on these dates:
05/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
05/30 Little Rock, AR Stickyz
05/31 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
06/01 Austin, TX The Mohawk
06/03 Mesa, AZ The Nile
06/04 San Diego, CA House of Blues
MESHUGGAH - 25 Years of Deviance
06/06 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
06/07 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
06/09 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
06/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
06/12 Columbia, MO The Blue Note *no Meshuggah
06/13 Indianapolis, IN The Irving Theater *no Meshuggah
06/14 Sauget, IL Pop's
06/15 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
06/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
06/18 Boston, MA House of Blues
06/19 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
06/20 Montebello, QC Amnesia Rock Fest
06/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
06/23 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts *no Meshuggah
New Orleans' favorite musical miscreants in EyeHateGod today announce a new U.S. tour. Scheduled to commence in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28th, the day after the official North American release of a new full-length, the trek will punish twenty-six cities, coming to a close on June 22nd in Tampa, Florida.
Support will come from metallic hardcore legends, Ringworm, and morose punk metal perpetrators, Enabler.
EyeHateGod's forthcoming self-titled long player was assembled and financed by the band along with U.S. label partners, Housecore Records, and will be released on May 27th, 2014. Catch the band live on these dates:
4/22/2014 Rock Shop - San Jose, CA
4/23/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
4/24/2014 Branx - Portland, OR
4/25/2014 Rock Shop - San Jose, CA
4/26/2014 Dark Lord Day Festival - Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity
w/ Ringworm, Enabler:
5/28/2014 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse - Fayetteville, NC
5/30/2014 Chop Shop - Charlotte NC
5/31/2014 611 - Frederick, MD
6/01/2014 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
6/02/2014 Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
6/03/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 - Binghamton, NY
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
6/06/2014 Even Flow - Long Island, NY
6/07/2014 Europa - Brooklyn, NY
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions - Erie, PA
6/09/2014 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
6/10/2014 Loving Touch - Detroit, MI
6/11/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
6/12/2014 Birdy's - Indianapolis, IN
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
6/15/2014 TBA - Appleton, WI
6/16/2014 TBA - TBA
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub - Louisville, KY
6/18/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
6/19/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
6/20/2014 Southport - New Orleans, LA
6/21/2014 Dollhouse - Savannah, GA
6/22/2014 Orpheum - Tampa, FL More...
Belgium's leading black metal force Enthroned has teamed up with Loudwire to stream the band's 10th studio album, "Sovereigns," before it drops next week. Listen to the full release in the player below.
"Sovereigns" will hit stores on April 15th via Agonia Records and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes here. The follow-up to 2012's "Obsidium," "Sovereigns" was recorded and mixed in Enthroned's own studio, Blackout Multimedia. More...
"The Awakening" is the title of the new official music video clip released by Ænimus, which comes by way of the band's "Transcend Reality" album. Check out the video below, and order your own copy of "Transcend Reality" at the Ænimus official website here.
The Australian thrash/grind road hounds in King Parrot recently appeared on the sixty-third episode of metal cooking show Brutally Delicious. Watch the band guzzle coffee, dish about tour life, and cook brutal omelets with host Bruce Moore in the player below.
King Parrot is currently winding down a live tirade through North America in support of the "Bite Your Head Off" full-length released via Candlelight Records last year. Catch the show on one of these dates:
w/ Vattnet Viskar
4/11/2014 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
4/12/2014 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
4/13/2014 The Shredder - Boise, ID
4/14/2014 Electric Owl - Vancouver, BC
4/15/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
4/16/2014 Rotture - Portland, OR
4/17/2014 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
4/18/2014 The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
4/19/2014 Franks Place - Fresno, CA
4/20/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA More...
Canadian death metal outfit Atrous Leviathan has made the debut album "Brazen Bull" available for streaming online. Give it a listen below, and head over to Bandcamp for a digital copy if you like what you hear. The "Brazen Bull" track listing is:
1. Burn the Cannibal 05:50
2. Brazen Bull 03:37
3. Rotting Plague 05:00
4. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 04:53
5. Nex Ut Arbour Vitae 05:21
6. Morning After Massacre 04:25
7. Destruction and Retribution 04:37
8. Another One to Bury 04:58 More...
Nexilva's full "Eschatologies" album is now available for streaming online and can be heard in the player below. You can pick up your own copy at iTunes, and the track listing is as follows:
0:10 1. I: Teste Humanitatem Mori
1:34 2. The Misdirection of God
5:56 3. Our Progenitor
9:30 4. This Is Humanity
13:04 5. II: Scientia Tenebris
14:24 6. Necromancer
18:27 7. The Collapse
21:30 8. Eschatologies
25:25 9. Cybernetic Lucidity
29:23 10. III: CKENET
30:35 11. Premonitions (ft. Ricky Lee Roper)
35:26 12. Invasion
38:54 13. Evil Will Prevail (ft. Meyrick De La Fuente)
44:20 14. IV: Non Magis Adrogantiam
Toronto metalcore band Loyalist has premiered a brand new music video today, titled “Taken From.” The song comes from the band's debut EP, “Train Tracks,” which was released in the Spring of last year.
The EP is available on a name-your-price scale at Bandcamp, and the band's five members have eyes set on a very busy summer with touring and entering the studio for the second EP. Further details are forthcoming.
FDA Rekotz is releasing "Soul Recall," the debut album from Berkeley, CA death metal act Rude.
"Soul Recall," featuring artwork by Dan Seagrave, will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats on May 30th via FDA Rekotz. The first pressing of the vinyl edition will be limited to 150 copies in pus yellow and 350 copies in plague black vinyl. Stream album track "Haunted" below.
Melancholic doomsters Sadhak have just released their self-titled debut digitally and on limited edition cassette through Shadow Kingdom Records. The two-track, 18-minute release is limited to 100 copies and available as a special shirt/cassette package. Both songs from the "Sadhak" release may be streamed below as well. Shadow Kingdom's Tim McGrogan discusses this diamond in the rough:
"In 2006, there was what we feel a groundbreaking doom metal album from a long time underground doom metal band, Warning (from the UK). The album 'Watching from a Distance' was a melodramatic earth shattering experience. Shortly after the group disbanded, the act's mastermind started a new band called 40 Watt Sun, which was a continuation of that sound.
Because both of those bands were still relatively underground, there weren't too many others jumping ship to play this style because quite frankly it's not easy to create this sound and style. So now we are thrilled to introduce to you Sadhak from Norway!
This is a side band created by Andreas Hagen from High Priest Of Saturn. We've been craving for something like this for a long, long time now and let me say this has certainly hit the spot! What a great start for this group! The sky is the limit now for Sadhak to grow into something truly special. Do NOT miss out on this!"
Canadian experimental Metalists Super Massive Black Holes will release "Calculations of the Ancients" on April 29th via Minotauro records. Stream album track "(Sub-molecular) Transmogrification of the Oriphy" from the upcoming nine-song endeavor below in the player. Guitarist Denver Bergreen (ex-Chaos Logic) had this to say about the upcoming album:
"It was a total DIY effort. Everything was produced by myself, from artwork and layout, to engineering/mixing/mastering. The lyrics are based around science theories (be they real, fictitious, or conspiracy), and often wrap around metaphorically to human experiences (beliefs, insecurities, questions about the world around us.) The music is meant to zig-zag across genres, while still holding root within the composition as a whole. To express every possible emotion in the best way we could think of."
Kaotoxin Records has announced the release of Ad Patres' debut full-length, "Scorn Aesthetics," as a limited-edition -100 copies only - cassette tape. Specially mastered at the Ubik studio for this physical support and featuring a bonus track taken from the band's 2010 promo, the cassette is set for release this quarter.
The bonus track, "To the Fathers," is a demo version featuring both Axel Doussaud (the band's current singer) and Julien Lemasson (ex-I.O.S.T., former Ad Patres singer and founding member) on vocals. Fully remastered, this version of the track differs from the one appearing on the band's promo CD-R and split tape with USA's Writhing; released in 2012 by Nihilistic Holocaust.
This third cassette tape release by Kaotoxin marks the starting point of a series of limited edition cassette tape re-releases of all of the label's back-catalog of full-length albums. Expect more in the coming months by the likes of Antropofago, Dehuman, Drawers, Eye Of Solitude, Insain, Nephren-Ka, Nolentia, Savage Annihilation, We All Die (laughing) and more.
Finnish funeral doom metal band Tyranny has signed with Dark Descent Records for the release of the band's long-awaited follow up to 2005's "Tides of Awakening." The as-of-yet-untitled album is scheduled for release later this year. The band commented:
"Stirrings in the xenobathyal abyss, a star has shifted in the black gulfs of space, tectonic grinding releases another upheaval to foreshadow the third emanation of Tyranny - last performances before the release will be witnessed at Roadburn 2014."
Tyranny was alluding to the appearance it made last night, April 11th, at Het Patronaat for the Roadburn 2014 festival in Tilburg, Netherlands.