Metal News for April 18, 2013
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Guns N' Roses have released a trailer for their upcoming 3D concert movie titled "Appetite For Democracy." The concert was shot during the bands Appetite For Democracy residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last year. Per the trailer, Guns N' Roses turned "Sin City" into "Paradise City." For those who just cringed, here are a few other thoughts on the movie trailer... More...
Earlier this year French act NecroWretch served up some devastatingly sacrilegious, old school death metal with latest album "Putrid Death Sorcery." The brutal debut is out now through Century Media, and vocalist/guitarist Vlad wasn't shy in sharing what he wanted to do with these tracks.
"The album sounds like a massive hammer smashed your face, and in the slow parts, your resurrection as an undead creature," Vlad gleefly explains. Check out the full interview below for a rundown on just what constitutes "Putrid Death Sorcery." More...
The upcoming album “Multidimensional” be Sacramento, CA djent upcomers Lifeforms can be now pre-ordered here, with the album due out May 13th via Lifeforce Records. You can also listen to the song "Home" through the player below.
Savannah, GA's Black Tusk has completed recording an upcoming EP, which is scheduled to be released later this Spring via Relapse Records.
The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. Today Black Tusk has revealed the EP's title as "Tend No Wounds." More information including artwork and track listing will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The band is also getting ready to hit the road with Kvelertak and Cancer Bats. Before the tour begins, Black Tusk will be playing two headline gigs April 19th and 20th. The tour supporting Kvlertak runs from April 22nd in Detroit, MI through May 25th in Raleigh, NC. Catch Black Tusk live: More...
Aristeia has premiered the title track from the band's upcoming album "Demoralization of the Luminary." Check out the track at the band's Facebook profile, or via the player below. The album is set for a June 25th release through Rite of Passage Records.
Extreme electro/industrial metallers Aborym have revealed the first track from the second CD of the upcoming "Dirty" double album. The cover of Iron Maiden's heavy metal classic "Hallowed Be Thy Name" can be heard below.
"Dirty" will be available in jewel case, double digipack, and gatefold double LP formats, and is set for release on Agonia Records on the 28th of May in Europe and the 11th of June in North America.
While the first CD will feature completely new material, the second CD will include two completely re-arranged and re-recorded tracks from previous albums, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, and Nine Inch Nails, as well as a previously unreleased track.
German prog metallers Assignment have signed a two album deal with Mausoleum Records. The group’s new album, “Inside Of The Machine,“ is scheduled for a release this summer.
The concept album includes Robin Beck, Michael Bormann (ex-Jaded Heart, Bonfire), Mats Leven (ex-Malmsteen, Addagio), & Carsten Kaiser (ex-Angel Dust) on vocals. Instrumentation provided by:
Goran Panic (guitars)
Gert Sprick (keyboards)
Heiko Maag (bass)
Sven Pollkötter (drums) More...
Chimaira has announced a massive crowd funding campaign surrounding the release of brand new LP, “Crown of Phantoms.” The album will be released on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013.
The band is seeking support for a special fan edition CD/DVD. This edition and its perks will only be available to campaign supporters and will not be sold anywhere else. Specifically, supporters will be contributing to the following:
-Two narrative music videos
-A behind the scenes, "Crown Of Phantoms" making-of documentary
-Seven additional tracks exclusive to the fan edition
-Various behind the scenes videos
-Expanded version of "Dr. Z" with fan determined ending
-Full length album commentary from all the band members as they listen to the record
-Graphic art storyboards created for the music videos included in the fan edition booklet
-Original artwork & packaging exclusive to the fan edition
Deathbound Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Peru based act Avoidant:
"To celebrate our first anniversary, we are proud to announce the signing of our fifth act: Avoidant. Their crushing new EP 'Involution' will be released digitally on April 23rd and will include their new single 'The Betrayal.'
"Avoidant was formed in Lima, Peru in the winter of 2010 by musicians Daniel Ramón Ibárcena Mollyk and Giancarlo Melgar Novoa. Finding parallels between each other's respective bands they decided to work together and begin developing their own sound, a unique and relentless hybrid of Death Metal, Modern Metal and Shoegaze.
"Through constant interaction between the Ibárcena Brothers and Giancarlo Melgar, the songs surfaced in the form of their first Demo 'Eye-solated Breed.' Few months later a second guitar player for the band was found: Giomar Carrasco. Avoidant released the demo to great reception and within a few months decided it was time to work on new material. In July 2012, the band released a four-track EP entitled 'Morphology.' This recording showcased the evolution of the band seeking more of a progressive sound whists keeping all the musicianship that defined their earlier brand of death metal.
"Later that year, the band managed to release their first music video for the track 'A Catalyst for Destruction.' The band is currently hard at work promoting their newest opus Involution. The recording sessions took place last February and incorporated a 7 string guitar and the addition of new bassist Cesar Rios. The result introduced fans to new elements such as: post-hardcore, death core and progressive metal. 'Involution' will be released digitally worldwide on April 23rd through Deathbound Records. This digital edition includes the previously unreleased track 'The Betrayal.'" More...
Paris act Tsar Bomba (not to be confused with Spanish band Tsar Bomb), has released the "Silent Queen" album online for streaming. Check out the tracks via Bandcamp here or through the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Jesus Fuckin' Christ 06:00
2. Enter the Void 05:34
3. Flooded 03:47
4. Silent Queen 05:52
5. The Devil's Been Busy 05:33
6. Why do you live here yet? 05:17
7. Who Am I 04:02
8. Black Flag 04:05 More...
I Invent, the band formed by members of Widow Sunday, Battleships, Anomia, and Footage of a Yeti, has posted a pre-production version of a new song titled “Sequester.” Check out the song below. The track is expected to appear on the band's forthcoming EP, "I," due out later this year.
Mesmerize has posted the new song "Monkey In Sunday Best" online, which is taken from the "Paintropy" album, due out at the end of the month. Give the song a listen in the player below.
The full album's track listing is:
1. It Happened Tomorrow
2. 22.214.171.124. (streaming here)
3. A Desperate Way Out
4. Monkey In Sunday Best
5. Midnight Oil / Within Without
6. One Door Away
8. Shadows at the Edge of Perception
9. Mrs. Judas
10. You Know I Know
12. Promises (The Cranberries Cover)
Female-fronted U.K. Purson has premiered the song "Well Spoiled Machine" today via Pitchfork.com. Check out the song over at this location.
The London based band's debut album, "The Circle and The Blue Door," is set for an April 30th release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records. The previously posted song "Spiderwood Farm" is also available at this location.
Ringworm has entered the studio and started work on the band's Relapse Records debut, which will be released later this year. The band will be working with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH.
Ringworm has also confirmed a handful of tour dates for this summer. More shows are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. A complete list of dates can be found below.
5/11: Owensboro, KY @ BBQ Fest
6/6: Toldeo, OH @ Frankie's*
6/7: Columbus, OH @ Skully's*
6/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's Death On the Vine Fest (w/ Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death)
6/9: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge * (no Mutilation Rites)
* w/ Noisem, Mutilation Rites, Encrust
After almost 4 years of silence Pagan Heritage is about to release a new 7 inch record, entitled “Every Time You Hurt Me,” which is a split with the depressive black metal band Unjoy. The new 7" is due out April 20th and features two tracks on black vinyl limited to 250 copies.
“I was unsure if anything would ever see the day of light again after the release of 'Killing on Full Moon,' but after years of silence I decided to release this vinyl," says band mastermind W. Timmer. The B-side contains a song by Unjoy, and the release can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also stream the band's previous "Killing On Full Moon" release through the Bandcamp player below. More...
The "Decaying Death" EP by Italian death metallers The Beyond is now available. The EP was recorded at Cremisi Studio in Cadine (Trento) Italy, with producer Francesco Nardelli and contains four tracks of blasting old school death metal.
The title track is available for streaming in the player below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Decaying Death
2. Crime And Punishment
3. Tortured 'Till Redemption
4. Mass Lobotomy More...
Thrown Into Exile has released a new music video for "Not Alone," which can be viewed below. You can also catch the band live all summer long on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, with dates available after the jump. Full details on the lineup are available here.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada has unleashed a free download compilation to promote some of the top Canadian metal talents competing in this year's contest for one true champion to represent the nation at this summer's 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany.
The free download is available via Bandcamp here, or you can stream the tracks below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Adrenechrome - Led Elephant 05:37
2. Answer With Metal - Two Wrongs (Don't Make A Right) 05:06
3. Cecile Monique - Never Over 03:37
4. Crimson Shadows - Beyond The Mountain Wasteland 05:50
5. Cryptik Howling - Ulysses Death 03:58
6. Dissension - Of Time And Chronic Disease 06:58
7. Dreamers - No Place To Hide 04:23
8. Eclipse Eternal - Deathbound 08:29
9. Embracing Soul - Luna 03:42
10. Fallstaf - The Cost 03:21
11. Laugh At The Fakes - Blinded 05:28
12. Mastery - Step Up 04:23
13. Mürtenscythe - (Smoking weed) Through The Horn of Satan 08:30
14. Panzerfaust - The Apple of Infinite Knowledge 08:15
15. Powered By Death - Hit The Surface 03:00
16. Pyramid Theorem - Another Day Slips Away 06:28
17. Sanguine Glacialis - Into The Heart of Chaos 06:44
18. Slyde - New World Sympathy 03:36
19. Spewgore - The Ride 02:12
20. Through Death - Orphaned 03:38
21. Trainwreck Architect - The Door Slam Shut 04:14
22. Venomenon - Temple of Lies 07:13
23. Vesperia - O' Hail The Northlander 04:49
24. Virulys - Endless World 04:40
25. Warcall - Faces of Death 04:49
26. WarMachine - Moving On 04:04 More...
Finland's Pyuria has posted a new music video online for the track "Flesh Grotesque," which can be viewed below. The clip comes off the band's 3rd album "Incarnadine Revelry," released last year. The track listing is as follows:
2. Eradicate the Parasites
3. Flesh Grotesque
5. I Am Pain
6. The Enemy
7. Incarnadine Revelry
8. The Dead Will Devour Us All
Swedish thrash act Warfect has released a teaser trailer for new album "Exoneration Denied," which can be found below. The album's track listing is as follows:
01. Exoneration Denied
02. Drone Wars
03. Filled with Hate
05. Retribution Unfold
06. The Prince
07. Nation Divided
08. Slit With Razor
09. Roman Disfigure
10. Pried from Earth More...
Katatonia will kick off its North American tour with Opeth, the "North American Heritage Tour," tonight in Buffalo, N.Y.
The extensive run will conquer over 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada this spring, including two special stops, the first in Worcester, Mass. on April 20 where the band returns to play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, then in Clifton Park, N.Y. on April 28 where acclaimed Porcupine Tree front-man Steven Wilson will join for the night.
A full list of confirmed dates, including five Katatonia headlining performances, can be seen below. Said guitarist Anders Nyström:
"Dear Katatoniaks of North America! You have been blessed to get another round of this truly classic bill together, because today Opeth and Katatonia, two bands who share a longtime friendship and many musical collaborations, are back on the road to cloak you with some true Swedish atmosphere across North America for the next six weeks. We've have also added five headlining sideshows that will see Katatonia play a full set.
"Check out our Facebook for daily updates on stage times (as a general rule we're always on early after doors) and there you'll also find the ticket links. More and more shows are already added to the sold out list, so we look forward to many fine evenings to come. Let the sunset choir sing again and see ya soon!" More...
Today, New York City based Thinning the Herd releases another new song from pending second studio album, the Steve Albini-recorded "Freedom From The Known." Check out "Sludge" via Stereokiller here. The following press release was also issued about the track:
"The six-minute riff-wrangling anthem 'Sludge' stomps triumphantly through smooth, bluesy metallic rock riffs and thunders with great bass tone on a slow-paced transcendental sort of journey which gives way to stampeding stoner/classic rock jam-outs and back, boasting an almost desert-rock approach while being conceived and recorded in the most massive urban territories of the country.
"Following their debut EP and debut LP, Oceans Rise, founding Thinning the herd vocalist/guitarist Gavin Spielman recruited a new rhythm section in 2012, bringing bassist Wes Edmonds and drummer Rick Cimato (ex-Locked In A Vacancy) on board. The new lineup honed recorded the sophomore album Freedom From The Known at Electrical Audio Studios with studio guru Steven Albini and had filmed a new video for the album, and as they were preparing to release the album, Rick Cimato was tragically killed in a car accident over the 2012 holiday season. More...
True Widow, the Texas trio whose music Pitchfork described as “a vast bone-crunching slab of murky distortion,” is set to release Relapse Records’ debut "Circumambulation" on July 23rd.
“I’ve always considered us a simple band but these songs seem even more boiled down,” explained singer/guitar player DH Phillips. “I’d say the pace is a little different as well. Things are a bit more upbeat. We also did not want to do a double LP. For me, as a listener of records, I get tired of getting up to change sides so many times. We wanted it to fit on a single record so the album clocks in at about 45 minutes as opposed to an hour like we have done in the past.”
The eight-track release was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with the band reuniting with producer Matt Pence (Yuck, Jay Farrar). “We have done all of our recording with him,” added Phillips. “He is able to capture what we do in such a nice, lush way that I couldn’t imagine doing it with anybody else. He is a master at getting that thick sound.”
True Widow, who is rounded out by singer/bass player Nicole Estill and drummer Slim TX, will join label mates Baroness for a handful of dates in May:
May 28 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
May 29 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
May 30 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree Cafe *
May 31 Dallas, TX Trees
June 1 Austin, TX Chaos in Tejas (Mohawk)
* True Widow only
San Francisco based doom rockers Orchid have released a video trailer featuring guitarist Mark Thomas Baker talking about his musical influences and its effect on the upcoming album, "The Mouths Of Madness." Check it out below.
"The Mouths Of Madness" is going to be released April 26th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. As an appetizer for the album, Orchid recently released the exclusive 10“ vinyl EP "Wizard Of War," containing a brand new track, a rare bonus track, as well as one song off the band's debut album "Capricorn." More...
Via the official Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page, fans from all around the world had the
chance to ask Children of Bodom their questions – and when Felix of Nuclear Blast met the band he forwarded them to Alexi and Henkka. This resulted in a video interview and Part I can now be watched here:
Children of Bodom recorded “Halo Of Blood” at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the “Hatebreeder” (1999), “Follow the Reaper” (2000), and “Hate Crew Deathroll” (2003) albums. "Halo of Blood" will be released June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11th, 2013 (North America). The track listing is as follows:
1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. The Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep
Sodom is preparing for the release of new album "Epitome of Torture" May 7th in North America. A video clip for the song "Stigmatized" was also shot recently in Berlin.
"Sodom haven't had an official video clip for some time, so it's about time we did one," Tom Angelripper confesses. "That's why the mini film will be uncompromising, a shocking clip which our fans can look forward to!" Today the video is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. Get a first look at the video right here.
The new album will be available worldwide through SPV/Steamhammer in four different formats: as a limited-edition DigiPak including two bonus tracks and a poster, in a regular jewel case, as a double gatefold colored vinyl with three bonus tracks, and for download.
The cover artwork featuring Sodom's popular "Knarrenheinz" logo was developed by graphic designer Meran Karanitant, who has caused a stir with his work for Six Feet Under, Hatebreed and Dimmu Borgir, among others. More...
The Monolith Deathcult is streaming a lyric video for "Todesnacht von Stammheim" courtesy of New Noise Magazine. Check out the video here or in the player below.
The band's "Tetragrammaton" release is due out in North America on May 14th. Pre-order your copy via the Season of Mist E-Shop. The track listing is:
1. God Among Insects
2. Human Wave Attack
3. Drugs, Thugs, & Machetes
4. Todesnacht von Stammheim
6. Qasr Al-Nhaya
7. Aslimu!!! All Slain Those Who Bring Down Our Highly Respected Symbols To The Lower Status Of The Barren Earth More...
German power metal band Powerwolf have announced that the bands awaited follow up to "Blood of the Saints" will be entitled "Preachers of the Night." The track list was revealed to be:
1. Amen & Attack
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead
Furthermore, the wolves will be the co-headliner for Kreator at the Metal Hammer Awards. The event will take place at the Kesselhaus in Berlin on September 13. More information on the album is expected soon. More...
Norwegian symphonic/gothic metallers Sirenia are happy to reveal first details on their upcoming new album, which will be released via Nuclear Blast on June 28th, 2013. The band’s sixth studio record is titled "Perils Of The Deep Blue," and the track listing will be:
01. Ducere Me In Lucem
02. Seven Widows Weep
03. My Destiny Coming To Pass
04. Ditt Endelikt
05. Cold Caress
08. Stille Kom Døden
09. The Funeral March
10. Profound Scars
11. A Blizzard Is Storming
13. Blue Colleen More...
Germán Pascual (Ex-Narnia/Ex-Mind's Eye) posted a new music video for the song "Seek the Truth." The video is the second from the debut solo release "A New Beginning" ("If the Sky Would Fall" can be seen over here). "A New Beginning" is available now through Nightmare Records/Sony/Red in North America (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location).
In other news, Pascual recently announced the formation of the new band Empire 21 with former Narnia guitarist CJ Grimmark.
Check out "Seek the Truth" here: More...
Fejd (featuring Nostradameus members), posted a trailer clip for the band's upcoming third LP "Nagelfar." The album is due out via Napalm Records on May 29, 2013 (ESP/SWE/NOR),
May 31, 2013 (G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), June 3, 2013 (Rest of Europe), June 11, 2013 (USA/Canada).
The track list is:
2 Sigurd Ring
5. Den skimrande
6. Jordens smycke
8. Vindarnas famn
10. Ulvsgäld (Bonus Track Rehearsal)
Check out the trailer here: More...
Finland's Battle Beast posted the first part in a track-by-track video series for the upcoming new LP "Battle Beast," the band's second LP and first with new vocalist Noora Louhimo. The album is set to drop on May 17, 2013 (May 20, 2013 in UK) via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
In this part, the first four tracks are discussed ("Let It Roar," "Out Of Control," "Out On The Streets" and "Neuromancer"):
U.S. metal act Vicious Rumors posted a new music video for the track "I Am the Gun." The song is the opener to the upcoming new LP "Electric Punishment," which is set for release on April 26th in Germany, April 29th in Europe and May 7th in the US/Canada via SPV Records.
The track list for "Electric Punishment" is:
1. I Am the Gun
2. Black X List
3. Electric Punishment
5. Escape (From Hell)
6. Dime Store Prophet
7. Together We Unite
9. Thirst For A Kill
10. Strange Ways (Kiss Cover)
Check out "I Am the Gun" here: More...