Metal News for April 21, 2013
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Ireland's Slidhr has announced new album "Deluge" will be released on May 24th in Europe (May 28th in North America). A track from the album titled "Hex" is now available for streaming in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Wielding Daggers
3. Earth's Mouth Opens
4. Symbols Obscuring
5. Rejoin the Dirt
6. Their Blood
7. Death of the Second Sun
9. As the Dead
10. Rays Like Blades
Patronymicon has revealed that new album "All Daggers Towards The Sky" will be available May 27th, 2013 via Carnal Records. A new song from the album titled "The Great Pestilence" can be heard below, and the following press release was also issued about the band's history:
"Patronymicon was started in 2008 by N.sadist. The intent was to create straightforward cold and hateful black metal. During the first two years it was a one man project and N.sadist spent his time writing and recording pre-productions.
"In early 2010 Patronymicon finally entered the studio to create what was going to be the first official demo Coldborn. In the end of 2010 Patronymicon sings with Blackcrowned records to release the bands debutalbum. Patronymicon – Prime Omega was released October 7th 2011."
Patronymicon's current lineup is:
H.Shulphur – Vocals
J.Malice – Guitar
P.Locust – Drums
N.Sadist – Bass More...
Norwegian black metal band Djevel has posted the first cut from upcoming sophomore album "Besatt av Maane og Natt." Check out the track "Stjernesluker" in the player below, and pre-orders can be found at this location.
"Besatt av Maane og Natt" is due to be released May 31st, 2013. The track listing will be as follows:
1. Besatt av maane og natt
2. Aapne graver og tomme kister
4. Tornekroner og geitehorn
5. Blant fjell og falne
7. ...og englene dinglet fra galgene
8. Saa tok alt slutt...
Italy's Ideogram has released a new music video for "Theatre of the Absurd." Watch the Maurizio Del Piccolo-directed clip in the YouTube player below. The track comes off the "Raise the Curtain" demo, which is available for download at the band's website here. The track listing is:
1. Which Role Will You Play Today? (Intro)
3. Theatre Of The Absurd
Multinational collaborative group Project Ruins has now revealed the cover artwork for new album "Closing the Season," which was made by Alek Sajnach and can be viewed below. You can also check out the band's recent lyric video for the new track "Cull" over at this location. More...
Now, Voyager recently completed a live trek and has now checked in with the following tour recap:
"Our FIRST tour is over and we are back home in Belgium. This has been an absolutely amazing experience, filled with memories we will never forget. We want to thank every single person that came out to a show, bought merch, and supported us. You have no idea how much this all meant to us.
"Special shout-outs to the boys in Housefires who are brilliant musicians and hilarious dudes, and our boys in Violet for sharing this tour with us. We miss you guys very much!
"We decided to mark the end of this tour by leaving the UK with a souvenir. Thank you again all very much, and we'll see you soon!"
Crossover thrash is an interesting genre, one whose stalwarts stories often begin with them forming as a hardcore outfit and bringing in metal influences as time went by and this week's featured band, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles are no exception. Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (or D.R.I. as they commonly known,) were formed in the Texas city of Houston on the 2nd of May 1982 by vocalist Kurt Brecht, his brother Eric on drums, bass player Dennis Johnson and guitarist, Spike Cassidy, who was the only one of the founding D.R.I. members not to have been a part of the hardcore band, Suburbanites. They performed their first gig exactly two months after forming and four months later, made their first record, the "Dirty Rotten EP," which featured twenty two songs but lasted only eighteen minutes. The EP was very well received and demand for the 7" led the band to re-releasing the effort as a 12" record, under the title, "Dirty Rotten LP." In order to advance in the emerging hardcore punk scene, the group relocated to San Francisco, California, where they reportedly faced many hardships, living in their van and resorting to eating at soup kitchens. The hard living was too much for Johnson, and he decided to return home to Texas, his place being taken by Sebastion Amok before the band secured a fairly high profile slot on the "Rock Against Reagan" tour, supporting the Dead Kennedys. Amok was sacked after the tour and replaced by Josh Pappe.
Pappe made his recording debut with the band on their next EP, "Violent Pacification," which featured four songs and once again earned a positive reception. After touring in support of the record, Eric Brecht decided to leave the band, owing in part to his recent marriage and his place behind the kit was taken by Felix Griffin. The next year, the band recorded and released their second full length record, "Dealing With It," which featured a sound moving noticeably closer to metal, though it was essentially still a hardcore album. It included the song, "Couch Slouch," which had previously featured on the “Violent Pacification” EP, as well as the opening tracks, "Snap" and "I'd Rather Be Sleeping," which would be covered by New York thrash legends, Anthrax the next decade. They were once again forced into finding a new bassist when Pappe decided to leave the band following extensive touring, with Offenders bass player, Mikey Offender chosen as his replacement. In recognition of the heavy touring the band had undertaken, they released their first home video, "Live at the Olympic" in 1986, which was filmed in Los Angeles. More...
Warbeast has checked in with the following update about breaking down on the road during tour:
"Warbeast stranded in Kansas... Van broke down 3 times. Had to cancel Tulsa... we apologize! But we were broken down on highway 3 times. Got towed... 3 different mechanics thought they fixed it and it would just break down again.
"Now everything is closed until Monday and they can't work on it until then. Plus we couldn't find a another van to rent yet because of everything closed around us. We can only hope something happens for us to continue this tour."
Warbeast released new album "Destroyer" earlier this month. Check out the band's new music video for "Blood Moon" in the player below. More...
Sweden's Harkla has posted a music video online for the "Mirror" single, which can be viewed in the YouTube clip below. You can also hear more music from the band via Facebook here. Harkla is:
Niklas Johansson - Guitar
Kalle Johansson - Vocals
Jonathan Lundgren - Guitar
Simon Sjöstrand - Drums
Jakub Kakol - Bass
Sorrows Path has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:
"The doomed time has come to reveal the title, the cover and the track listing of the upcoming Sorrows Path album! Our album will be titled 'Doom Philosophy' and is going to be released by German Rock It Up records in 2013. (Exact Release date: T.B.A. by the label very soon).
"The cover was done by talented young Austrian artist Lisa Heschl, and the logo artwork by the established Belgian artist Christophe Szpajdel (Moonspell, Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir, and many more).
"Some of the guest musicians of this album are the famous metal star Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Therion, etc.) and the master of doom lead guitar Edgar Rivera (ex-Solitude Aeternus)! Rock It Up records will also unleash soon the official lyric video for 'Everything can Change' (with guest vocalist Snowy Shaw) More...
New Zealand's Perditionist has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer Carlos Green:
"We would like to thank Carlos for all the time and effort he put into Perditionist, he has now left the band and we wish him well on any future projects.
"Nik is tied up with 8 foot sativa and Ash is heading to Europe for a few months so we will be quiet for a while, BUT... Don't worry, Perditionist does and will always exist.
"We are writing album 2 as we speak and plan to record it late 2013/early 14. Stay tuned and we will see you all soon."
You can also check out the band's music over at Facebook here.