Metal News for April 23, 2015
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Plymouth Meeting, PA-based metal band Rot Spawn is gearing up to release a new EP, with a teaser trailer now coming online today.
Check out 45 seconds of the EP (in bass-less raw mix form) via the player below. For more info on Rot Spawn, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
The progressive / experimental / avant-garde outfit Native Construct released debut album "Quiet World" on April 21st via Metal Blade Records. Today all the tracks have also come online via Bandcamp. Listen in below. The full track listing is as folows:
1. Mute 06:21
2. The Spark of the Archon 08:50
3. Passage 08:07
4. Your Familiar Face 04:11
5. Come Hell or High Water 05:54
6. Chromatic Lights 02:14
7. Chromatic Aberration 12:28 More...
Spanish outfit Exiler has made the "Darkside of the World" EP available online for streaming, which was recorded at Wolf Studio. Check out opening track "My World Exiler" below, and you can hear the remaining four songs at the Exiler YouTube channel here.
Finland's Ovenizer just dropped a new music video for "Satan's Washing Machine," taken off the band's "SWM" album that saw release via Norwegian Pope Records. European fans can also catch Ovenizer's shenanigans live on these dates:
14.5. TBA @ TBA
15.5. Baia Mare (Rom) - Rock'N'Road Pub
16.5. Iasi (Rom) - The Gate Bar
17.5. Bacau (Rom) - S-Pub
18.5. Bucharest (Rom) - Question Mark
19.5. Varna (Bul) - Club Smile
20.5. Ruse (Bul) - Metal Legacy Club
21.5. Svishtov (Bul) - Club Disorder
22.5. Nis (Ser) - Black Stage
23.5. Apatin (Ser) - Bermudski Trougao More...
With fourth album "Grimm I & II," which is due for release on the 26th of June 2015 via newborn label Testimony Records, KadavriK settles a score with pigeonholing.
The German band offers an aggressive mixture of atmospheric black / death metal, plunging into lesser-known narratives of Grimms’ fairy tales. The album will be available on Gatefold vinyl CD and in digital format. Check out the new song "Lords" below. More...
A new teaser is now online for "Rise Through The Flames," the upcoming album from Fierine. Check it out below, and you can find more info on Fierine at the band's Facebook profile here.
Work on the debut full-length album from The 3rd Attempt, which is set to be released on Dark Essence Records later this year, is progressing as the band entered Sanden Studio in Kristiansand on April 17th.
Today the band posted the first in a series of studio reports that will follow the progress of the album. The first report includes videos of drummer Tybalt laying down the drum tracks, as well as a series of photos by guitarist Tchort. Check it out at this location.
With the drum tracks now recorded, the next job will be to create a rough mix, ready for the guitars and bass to be recorded later this week. Recording and producing the album is Endre Kirkesola, who is the band’s sound engineer in both the studio and live.
Formed late last year by former Carpathian Forest guitarists Tchort and BloodPervertor, The 3rd Attempt's lineup includes Kaahrl Ødemark on vocals and Tybalt on drums. More...
The Chilean underground thrashers from Nuclear have premiered the first video clip off their upcoming album to be released through Candlelight Records this year. More information about the new album will be revealed within the next few weeks.
Check out the "Self-Righteous Hypocrites" video clip below. The video was produced by Carlos Barrios and directed by Punto Sudy / Adrian Pérez of Yield Producciones in Chile.
The band comments: “It is definitely the fastest and most enraged material we have ever written. We are really happy this album will see the light through Candlelight”. More...
Apostle of Solitude's video clip for "Lamentations of a Broken Man" is now online, taken from the album "Of Woe and Wounds" available from Cruz Del Sur Music.
Check out the new clip below, courtesy of TheObelisk.net. "Lamentations of a Broken Man" was filmed in Indianapolis, IN this past February. Apostle of Solitude is:
Chuck Brown - Guitar, Vocals
Corey Webb - Drums
Steve Janiak - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Davidson - Bass
Silenmara has a new lyric video online for the track "Celestial Being," taken off the "Methods" album due out May 19th, 2015.
The Video was crafted by Damon Milsted and is for the closing track off "Methods." The album's full track listing is:
2. The Fall
3. Of Man
4. By Methods (Ft.Bjorn “Speed” Strid).
5. Of Machines
7. Carbon Dated
8. Celestial Being More...
Today Ides Of Gemini, in cooperation with the sound sergeants at Cvlt Nation, are pleased to undrape the shimmering sounds of "Carthage" (available below).
The trio's latest hymn comes by way of a two-song seven-inch featuring "Carthage" and a stunning cover of Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," released via Magic Bullet Records this past weekend in commemoration of Record Store Day. More...
Dublin's Abaddon Incarnate just issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Steve Finnerty:
"Got some shitty news, Steve Finnerty has left the band. After 8 years, 2 albums, and a split vinyl release with Phobia, our crusty companion has decided to concentrate on other endeavors.
"Our massive thanks goes to his dedication and friendship and from all of us in Abaddon Incarnate, we wish him the best in all his future projects and in every aspect of his life,
"New plans for a bass player have not been finalized yet, as we have not decided what were doing in that respect." More...
Death Curse's debut album is coming on CD from Razorback Records in May of 2015. A teaser trailer for the release - which Razorback calls "death/horror/punk/speed metal" - can be heard below. You can also find more info on Death Curse at the band's Facebook profile here.
Berkeley, CA based independent label Pure Noise Records is excited to announce the signing of Canadian melodic hardcore band Counterparts and plans to release the group's fourth studio album in the U.S. later this year.
The band joins the Pure Noise Records family of bands that includes The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Senses Fail, Hit The Lights and more. Additionally, Counterparts has also signed with New Damage, who will be releasing this next record in Canada.
“We're happy to finally be able to announce that we've signed to Pure Noise/New Damage,” says vocalist Brendan Murphy. “In my opinion, these are two of the best current record labels in their respective territories. The decision to sign with PN/ND was an obvious one. Thank you to those who stuck by us, and anyone who actually cares about anything we do. It means more than you know." More...
The Romanian death'n'roll outfit Blacksheep just posted video online from its first concert, which took place on April 9th at the Question Mark Club in Bucharest, Romania. Check out the band performing "Freefall" below, or over at Facebook here.
Blacksheep released debut album, "The Future Started Yesterday," on October 31st, 2014. The track listing is:
02. Nation - Tagged
03. A Locked Box Quandary
04. No Day Like Today
05. Whiskey Galore
06. A Story for You
07. Hope Left for Dying
08. 11th Commandment (Thou Shall Not Get Caught)
09. Last Song Never Be Sung (bonus track) More...
God Seed just checked in with the following announcement about beginning the tracking for a new full-length release:
"We've started the recordings on a new album! Baard Kolstad has been in the Ghost Ward Studios with David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath) recording drums for our new God Seed album. It contains 9 tracks which will define a new and improved sound. We'll keep you posted on the development!"
In related news, both King and Baard from God Seed are also announced as part of the lineup for Abbath's new band (simply titled Abbath) with several headline shows scheduled across Europe and the debut album due out February 2016. Further details are available at this location.
The Scottish slammers from Party Cannon have announced full details for their upcoming studio album "Bong Hit Hospitalisation."
"'Bong Hit Hospitalisation' is our debut album and the first recording with our new lineup - we can guarantee it is going to be one of the most ridiculous releases ever to come out of the UKDM scene," states bassist Chris Ryan. "Expect more widdly riffs, mega slams, terrible samples, biscuit tin snare and hidden Satanic messages. Accept the Party Slam."
The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Rob Hobson at Silent City Studios and the track listing is as follows:
1. Russian Zombie Smack (Krokodil)
2. Jack Vs The Exotic Crustacean
3. There's A Reason You're Single
4. Keg Stand By Me
5. Ectomy Part 1 (Get Back To Work)
6. Ectomy Part 2 (Brutalitarian Rhapsody)
7. Interested Is Not The Word
8. Battle Of The Spider-Men!
9. Screech Even Sold His Body To Science
10. We Prefer The Term Living Impaired More...
A Light Within will release the "Body Matter" EP via Static Tension Recordings on July 7th, 2015. The label also had this to say about the release:
"Step into the gloom, feel its warm embrace. Close your eyes and let the ambience wash over you, the music unfolding into a wave of shoegazing post-metal. Distant, pained clean vocals appear in the haze, drawing the words from pages in a diary and turning them into a catharsis. The guitars flip from fragile melodies to thundering riffs at a moment’s notice, and the bass accentuates the deeper recesses of this stellar - in every way - sound. You are experiencing A Light Within, who have an upcoming EP entitled 'Body Matter.'
"Whether in the mournful dirge of 'World Through The Window' or the swell that engulfs the latter half of lead single 'Between Shores,' this Kansas City-based group embody the notion of emotionally charged music. Drawing comparisons to bands like Junius or Deftones, they nevertheless carve out a niche that is wholly their own within ambient post-metal."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Torn Page #21
2. Page #22 _No Charge
3. Page #51 _Between Shores
4. Page #29 _World Through the Window
5. Page #13 _To Have; To Hold
6. Page #47-48 _Glaso More...
French progressive and experimental death metal group Pitbulls In The Nursery will release the band's second full-length album and first release in nine years, titled “Equanimity,” on May 4th via Klonosphere Records (Hacride, Treapalium, Klone).
The five-piece also just unleashed a brand new song from the album entitled “Crawling.” Check it out at Soundcloud here. New full-length album “Equanimity” comes nine years after the release of debut album “Lunatic.” More...
What a band Venom are and what an album, "Black Metal" is. It's a classic, pure and simple. It's credited with spawning an entire sub-genre of metal and was one of the most radical releases of its time, comparable only to Venom's first album, "Welcome To Hell." It cemented Venom's place as the band everyone had to hear and as time has passed, it's become even more vital to the collection of every headbanger. The album's title track is perhaps the most well known, a frenzied blast of energy with an unforgettable hook, but there were other staples on display too, such as regular set closer, "Countess Bathory," which has been covered countless times and is arguably one of the best structured songs on the record. "Buried Alive" was another standout track, notable for the sound of dirt being shoveled on to the microphone at the beginning, while "Leave Me In Hell" was another insanity driven slice of mania, but the song that really stood out to my impressionable, fifteen year old self, was the fifth song on the album, "Teacher's Pet."
The song, as the title crudely suggests, was a departure from the usual Satanic themes and ventured into the other territory Venom were partial to discussing; Sex. They'd dealt with this subject on their debut with, "Red Light Fever," but this time turned their attentions to the fantasies many a schoolboy had in their developing years, penning a tribute to that one hot teacher. Musically, the song is fabulous as well, bordering on camp with the guitar interpretation of "I'm the King of the Castle" before building into another fantastic thrill ride with a catchy chourus. It's one of the most fun songs on the album, as clearly evidenced by the mid-song lapse into the classic English anthem, "Get Ya Tits Out for the Lads," and as a teen listener, was a cheeky number that you had to play for your friends. It's still a good laugh today, as well as being a generally great, fast metal song, and a snapshot of what made Venom so loved. More...
Norwegian Grammy Award-winning musical experimenters Årabrot have confirmed the next title in the band's constantly growing discography, with the upcoming release of the "You Bunch of Idiots" EP.
This is the third in a trio of themed EPs, the first two having already seen release via Fysisk Format, who now partners with Eolian Empire for the band's first U.S. release.
Årabrot ands stateside with "You Bunch of Idiots," a ferocious blast of twisted noise rock. For fourteen years Kjetil Nernes and Co. have fearlessly trudged through the European underground, carving out a sonic territory of sludge, punk, metal, and art rock, all collapsed into something uniquely their own.
The new EP is due out June 16th and the track listing is as follows:
1. Cannibal Manifesto
2. Time To Pull The Sticks
4. Mea Culpa
6. It's Hot Drop It More...
Haste The Day has leaked a new track this morning entitled “World.” This is the first new Haste The Day material to surface in five years - listen in below. “World” is also the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album "Coward," due to be released via Solid State Records on May 19th.
Speaking on the song, Stephen Keech says “Lyrically this song is about the beauty that comes with loving a world that doesn't always deserve love. It is a challenge to myself to put the needs of others before my own.”
Haste The Day existed for ten years before being put to rest in 2011. Initially reuniting for one anniversary show in the band's hometown of Indianapolis, Haste The Day's musical chemistry was re-ignited. Deciding to crowd fund album costs via Indiegogo and self-record, over $140,000 was raised within a month.
"Coward" features contributions from all Haste The Day members including vocal duties split by Jimmy Ryan (2002-2005) and Keech. See the band live on these dates:
5/22 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (w/ The Ember Days)
5/29 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/30 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
6/6 Indianapolis, IN @ The Egyptian Room At Old National Centre More...
Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma are lynchpins of New York hardcore and their band Agnostic Front played a key role in defining, shaping, and establishing the cultural code of conduct for the still-thriving movement.
Film and music video director Ian McFarland is crafting an intimate portrait of these two men, dubbed "The Godfathers of Hardcore."
Miret and Stigma have remained close friends through great adversity that often threatened their very existence. Today, Roger and Vinnie are primed and reaching into 50's and 60's, balancing jobs and families, in addition to an upcoming touring schedule that will take them all over the world.
"The Godfathers of Hardcore" will serve as an up-close-and-personal look into the lives of these different yet inseparable musical icons, and in the process will illustrate the tenacity, optimism, and enthusiasm with which they both approach their band to this day. The movie is already in the midst of production and features intimate footage captured by McFarland over the past several years, but to do the story the greatest justice possible, director Ian McFarland is reaching out to the band’s diehard fans, offering them a chance to join in supporting the film via a new Kickstarter campaign here.
The Kickstarter campaign will take place over the course of the next few weeks (ending on May 17th) and features unique incentives such as an ESP Viper-100FM STBLK Guitar with backplate signed by Agnostic Front, custom Vinnie Stigma ringtones, a limited edition Agnostic Front skate deck, a personal Lower East Side tour with Vinnie Stigma, and even a "Kickstarter Executive Producer" credit on the film. The goal is to raise $15,000, and afterwards, some amazing stretch goals will be added. More...
Manga mosh metallers Rise Of The Northstar will support Dir En Grey on an upcoming European run next month.
Commented Rise Of The Northstar: "Japanese culture runs in ROTN's blood, we demonstrate our love for Japan every night when we take the stage; there couldn't be a better way to voice out who we are than to open for Osaka's finest rock band: Dir En Grey."
The band has also announced tons of upcoming summer tour dates - see a full list of Rise Of The Northstar shows below. More...
Austrian black metal outfit Amestigon today premieres the new track "Demiurg" online - check it out below thanks to InvisibleOranges.com.
The track hails from the band's monumental second album, "Thier," set for international release on May 28th. The full track listing is as follows:
4. Thier More...
2K and Turtle Rock Studios released a new video feature for Evolve, the 4v1 shooter featuring four hunters cooperatively fighting to take down a single-player controlled monster.
In "Behemoth Plays Behemoth," bassist and backing vocalist Orion from Metal Blade Records recording artist Behemoth is joined by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, lead vocalist for Metal Blade's Cannibal Corpse, as they visit 2K Headquarters for an exclusive look at Evolve's newest and largest playable monster character.
Throughout the course of gameplay, Orion and George quickly grasp the sheer enormity and power of the former's band namesake monster. Behemoth measures twice the width of another fellow monster - Goliath - and is literally as big as the game's developmental limitations. In addition, they experience Behemoth as a hulking and tank-like monster that can absorb extensive damage before morphing into a giant, destructive boulder and rolling around his environment for quick traversal - an uncanny resemblance to the enveloping and magnetic experience fans routinely have at their live shows.
Evolve is available now for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Check out the new video clip below. More...
Italian dark metal act Ecnephias released a new lyric video for the track "Nyctophilia." The song appears on the band's self-titled effort, which was issued back in February via My Kingdom Music.
Check it out here:
Fresh off an epically successful US journey supporting bong-wielding metal legion, Weedeater, Australia's King Parrot will drop the maniacal wares of the "Dead Set" long player upon the masses next month, which was captured by Philip H. Anselmo and Michael Thompson with Steve Berrigan at the infamous Nodferatu's Lair (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual et al) in Louisiana.
As a precursor to the "Dead Set" official descent, today Skulls 'N' Bones offers up the first of a five-part interview series that gives fans a comprehensive glimpse into the band's relentless world of writing, recording, and touring as well as other fowl-related shenanigans. More...
The Austin-based doom heavyweights from Destroyer Of Light have announced a West Coast tour surrounding their performance at the mammoth festival Psycho California alongside Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Luna and many, many others.
The tour will span from Texas, up to the Pacific Northwest and back through the plains. See the band live on these dates:
May 11th - Austin, TX - The Grand
May 12th - Midland, TX - Kamposi
May 13th - El Paso, TX - Sandbox
May 14th - Tempe, AZ - Rips
May 15th - May 17th - Psycho California
May 18th - Los Osos, CA - Sweet Springs Saloon
May 19th - San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop
May 20th - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
May 21st - Eugene, OR - Black Forest
May 22nd - Richland, WA - Ray’s Golden Lion
May 23rd - Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
May 24th - Portland, OR - High Water Mark
May 25th - Boise, ID - Crazy Horse
May 26th - Salt Lake City - TBA
May 27th - Las Vegas, NV - House Show
May 29th - Colorado Springs, CO - Triple Nickel
May 30th - Haysville, KS - KC’s Too
May 31st - Texarkana, TX - The Crazy Horse Saloon More...
As Faith No More prepares to unleash its first new album in nearly 20 years this May, Rhino Records celebrates the back-to-back classic albums that helped establish the band's vital and visceral musical legacy with deluxe editions of "The Real Thing" and "Angel Dust."
Each album will be offered as a two-disc set that includes the original release accompanied by a second disc filled with rarities related to the album. Both will be available on June 9th at retail outlets for $19.98. The collections will arrive soon after the band concludes an extensive North American tour.
In addition to the CD set there will also be a double LP, 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl format of each album, featuring the original album and a selection of the rarities related to each. The release date of the vinyl formats is planned for August. More...
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Abbath. Having recently departed from Immortal to form a new band under his own name, the iconic Norwegian black metal legend is currently working on his debut album for Season of Mist, which is expected to be ready early 2016.
Bass duties will be handled by a man familiar to metal fans across the world – Tom Cato Visnes, more widely known as King ov Hell and main composer for several Gorgoroth albums as well as his own bands Ov Hell and God Seed. His fellow God Seed member and Borknagar sticksman Baard Kolstad will also join Abbath on drums.
Regarding this signing Michael Berberian personally commented: "My first black metal concert ever was Immortal, Rotting Christ, and Blasphemy in Paris, 1993," the Season of Mist CEO states. "Black metal was then, and still is, defining my musical taste. This concert was life changing and one of the events that eventually sparked the birth of Season of Mist. Fast-forward 22 years from that concert to this moment in time. Rotting Christ have been with us for years, and now Abbath joins us too! More...
In advance of the release of seventh brutalizing full-length, "The Insolent," Poland's experimental grindcore quartet Antigama has released a brief, yet mentally vexing visual trailer for the album.
The latest installation to Antigama's cutting edge arsenal, "The Insolent," is set for a May release through a trusted alliance with Selfmadegod Records.
Coordinated with the LP's release is Antigama's return to U.S. shores for the first time since 2009, with a Northeastern tour planned with labelmates Drugs Of Faith, which will conclude a return performance at this year's intense Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend. More...
New Hampshire's post-black metal band Vattnet Viskar has unveiled the cover for the new album, "Settler." The artwork was created by multimedia artist, Josh Graham (ex-Neurosis, Soundgarden), who also created the video for "Breath of the Almighty" from the band's Sky Swallower album.
"Settler" will be out on June 16th in North America (June 29th in Europe) via Century Media Records. Recorded at Earth Analog Studios in Champaign, IL with producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Voivod), the album will have 8 tracks.
The track listing is:
8. Coldwar More...
Swedish rock'n' rollers Honeymoon Disease has announced the worldwide signing with Napalm Records! The new album is slated for a fall 2015 drop and will be one of the "finest groovy and speedy rock masterpieces yet."
Sebastian Muench, A&R for Napalm Records commented: "We are absolutely excited to announce the Signing of Gothenburg´s Rock Band Honeymoon Disease! Jimmy and I have been friends for a couple years and in 2014 we released the album Mamont "The Valleys Below" (Jimmy´s other band) on Vinyl. Honeymoon Disease is a musical revelation for fans from Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Rainbow or Rush with a very similar charm and uniqueness to create timeless albums in the future. This summer we kick things of with a collectors edition webstore 7" Single release to give you a first taste of the debut album!"
The band commented: "Watch out! This is Honeymoon Disease! A speedy rock quartet from Gothenburg, Sweden, that will blow your pants off with heavy trimmed guitar-riffs and 70's rock'n'roll grooves. The band is stoked to announce the lounge of their debut album that will be released through Napalm Records this fall. So buckle up, this will be a hell of a ride!" More...
My Sleeping Karma premiered the a music video for the new track "Prithvi" over at Metal Insider at this location (also in the player below). The song is the opening number from the forthcoming new release "Moksha," which is due out on May 29th (EU) and June 9th (North America) via Napalm Records.
The track list is:
2. Interlude 1
4. Interlude 2
6. Interlude 3
8. Interlude 4
10. Interlude 5
Check out "Prithvi" here: More...
Norway's Sirenia released an interactive preview clip of the new "The Seventh Life Path" (which can be heard below). The album drops on May 8th (EU) and May 12th (North America) via Napalm Records. Pre-order "The Seventh Life Path" over at this location.
The full release schedule is:
G/A/S/Europe/AUS: May 8th
UK/NO/FR/DK/IT: May 11th
USA/CAN: May 12th
SE/ESP: May 13th
The album's track listing is:
3. Once My Light (see video premiere here)
5. Sons Of The North
7. Concealed Disdain
9. Contemptuous Quitus
10. The Silver Eye
12. Tragica (Tragedienne Spanish Version) (Bonus Track)
Check out the preview here: More...
Swedish death metal act Feral released a lyric video for the new track "Swallowed By Darkness." The song will appear on the upcoming new album "Where Dead Dreams Dwell," which is set to drop in CD/LP/digital formats via Cyclone Empire Records on May 29th.
The track list for the album is:
1. Swallowed by Darkness
2. Creatures Among the Coffins
3. As the Feast Begins
4. Suffering Torment
5. Carving The Blood Eagle
6. Inhumation Ceremony
7. The Crawler
9. Mass Resurrection
10. Succumb to Terror More...
Legendary metal act Raven released a music video for the new track "Battle March/Tank Treads." The song appears on the band's upcoming new album "ExtermiNation," which is scheduled for release on April 24th (Germany), April 27th (EU) and April 28th (USA) via SPV/Steamhammer Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.
The track list is:
1. Destroy All Monsters (see lyric video)
3. It's Not What You Got
4. Fight (song streaming here)
5. Battle March/Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)
6. Feeding The Monster
7. Fire Burns Within
9. One More Day
10. Thunder Down Under (preview clip available here)
11. No Surrender
12. Golden Dawn
13. Silver Bullet
14. River Of No Return
15. Malice In Geordieland (Bonus Track)
Check out "Battle March/Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)" here: More...
Following the premature demise of The Oath, vocalist Johanna Sadonis formed Lucifer. Whilst The Oath was a much-celebrated band, she wasted no time in creating a new beast to go beyond previous limitations. That beast is Lucifer and this is their stunning debut album titled Lucifer I, which drops on June 16th via Rise Above Records.
Having released their debut single, "Anubis" earlier in 2015, there has been a significant buzz generating around Lucifer. With the addition of Garry Jennings (ex-Cathedral/Death Penalty) as co-songwriter and studio guitarist, Lucifer have moved forward into a realm of rock music which is very rare and very special in this time. "Genuine, classic, heavy, studied and passionate" are just a few words that instantly spring to mind upon first listen. Lucifer's instinctive take on the very soul of early heavy metal is the electrified essence of rock'n'roll at its nascent purest. This is Magic Rock - heartfelt and holistic.
Eschewing the now well-worn clichés of the 'occult-rock explosion' in favour of a truthful and tempestuous re-imagining of classic 70s proto-metal and turbocharged blues, the eight songs on this band's debut album crackle and fizz with burgeoning energy and the compelling conviction of music made for all the right reasons.
Although still firmly rooted in the fertile soil first cultivated by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Blue Oyster Cult, Lucifer exists in a proudly liberated and limitless sonic realm, where the heaviest blues rock is a mere starting point for the band's skyward creative trajectory.
The track list for "Lucifer I" is:
2. Purple Pyramid
5. White Mountain
6. Morning Star
7. Total Eclipse
8. A Grave For Each One of Us More...
Long running Swiss cult death/doom act Excruciation has signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music for the release of their upcoming new album "[C]rust", which is targeted for a 2016 release date. The fourth full length LP and follow up to 2014's "[G]host" will be produced by Wahoomi Corvi.
The band will enter the studio on August 17, 2015 and is currently busy with the songwriting. "[C]rust" will represent the band's deeper step into darkness and will be released in collaboration with the bands own label Auric Records. On the album, Excruciation will forge their versatile influences ranging from 80s Dark Wave and Crustcore to oldschool Black and Doom Metal into a new piece of extreme metal.
The band commented: "Excruciation is proud to announce their signing with WormholeDeath Records, based in Italy. They made us an offer we couldn’t refuse… Though good experiences we've made in releasing on our own label Auric Records, we’re happy to benefit of an experienced and well-established label with broad international connections to spread Doom, Death and Mayhem all over the world. We’re looking forward to our collaboration on the coming record [C]RUST!" More...
Australian act A Breach of Silence released a new music video for the track "Vultures (Is There Anybody Out There)." The song appears on the latest album "The Darkest Road," which is available via Eclipse Records.
“Vultures is a song about the struggles in life, and fighting through them”, states lead vocalist Rhys Flannery. “Whenever you feel like you are alone, regardless of how great the pressure, there’s always someone out there that’s willing to help. As hard as it may be, you’ve just got to search for them… there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.” Guitarist Mat Cosgrove continues, “We talked about one of us having a real bad day, and someone worse off had helped us out of this situation and it really put things into perspective… So we came up with the story line of a homeless person who could easily take the wallet out of necessity to survive, instead goes out of his way to find the owner, and then saves his life.”
The band enlisted Col Cadell to direct, who had also done their previous music video for the title track, The Darkest Road. “Something I wanted to do with Vultures, was take the band in a much darker direction artistically, using color palette’s that evoke a cold intimacy while still painting a realistic world. Our shoot location was Fortitude Valley located in Brisbane, Australia. We used low shot angles, with the sky as a background to evoke a feeling of openness, and used high angle shots at the end when the homeless man rescues the businessman” states Col. More...
Mendel the solo project of Aborted lead guitarist Mendel Bij de Leij is streaming another track taken from the album "Oblivion" titled "Horizon".
Check it out below.
Just For Fun
In his new parody series' debut of "Secret Metal Mysteries" Joey Siler - creator of "Cooking Hostile" - reveals the secret behind the origin of Korn‘s name and why Deftones frontman Chino Moreno played the key role in the whole story.
Check out the parody below.
Detroit, MI outfit The Armed is streaming the first single titled "Forever Scum" off the forth-coming untitled full-length album which will be released June 23rd, 2015 on vinyl and digital via No Rest Until Ruin Records.
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Bay Area technical death metal juggernauts of Continuum premiere a new guitar playthrough video showcasing Chase Fraser performing the track "Wasps in the History of the Weak" off their album "The Hypothesis".
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