Metal News for April 24, 2012
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Italian death metal band Cadaveric Crematorium is finally streaming a song from its new album "One of Them." The track, "Genetic Corruption," is featured below in video upload form. The album was just released via The Spew Records, a division of Punishment 18 Records. Cadaveric Crematorium will be appearing at the Tattoo Death Fest VII in Rozzano, Italy on May 26th. "One of Them" is the band's fourth full-length album, not counting its EP's and demos.
Yucca Valley slam death band Emulsified Flesh is streaming some tracks from its recently released album "The Art of Suicide," which was issued on Sevared Records. The album has nine new tracks plus three re-recorded ones. Four of those tracks are streaming over on Bandcamp, plus a fifth track from "The Art of Suicide" is posted below it. Emulsified Flesh was started back in 2007 under the name Corpse Dismemberment. There were two CD's released under that name until changing their name to Emulsified Flesh. This marks the third release for them after a three year hiatus. The band's previous two releases are "Pathological Induced Gore" and "Goreography."
Russian grinding rock band Disact is streaming all twenty-three of the songs on its debut full-length album "Grind Breed" over on Bandcamp. Check out the tracks in the player below and also give a listen to five tracks from Disact's debut EP "Grind Ya Down" over on MySpace.
Copenhagen doom rock quartet Moonless is streaming songs from its debut album "Calling All Demons," which was recently released on Doomentia Records. Below is an upload of "Midnight Skies," plus you can also hear the title track and the songs "Devil's Tool" and "Horn of the Ram" over on YouTube. Moonless is one of the few stoner bands in Denmark, having supported St. Vitus, Pentagram and Church of Misery on gigs there. Moonless also has a 12" out titled "Born Burned Out."
Steel Panther's Michael Starr and Lexxi Foxx shared their wisdom and experiences with Fuse TV about the various types of rock & roll groupies. Check out the video clip below. Steel Panther is out now with the new album "Balls Out" (reviewed here).
Each week we chat up bands and fans from all corners of metaldom to get their favorite pit stories from live shows. This week guitarist Fack of French death grinders Infected Society shares two memories from the pit, including the following tale of reverse sexual harassment:
When we played in Finland, with some of my previous bands, the boss from our label had a ferocious argument with a guy from the audience because of of the guy’s gorgeous girlfriend. Why? Not because his girlfriend was seriously looking after the label’s boss, but because he was trying to refuse to fuck her. Her boyfriend, a colossus, was really angry someone could refuse to fuck his girlfriend. So the label’s boss had to explain that he was married, with children. But it seems it wasn’t a good excuse enough to the angry colossus, so he had to explain, again, that “no, seriously, you’re girlfriend’s absolutely sexy and beautiful, but I’m married, with children and that, despite his girlfriend’s so hot, he can’t cheat on his wife” to save his life.
Another one? Well. With one of my previous bands, which I won’t name, the singer was so drunk at a gig that we had to play the same song twice because it was on the set list and the singer wouldn’t believe we were just finished playing it, having no memories of the few previous minutes. The crowd was dead laughing, such were we! Encore fait!
Infected Society recently premiered the new song "Victims of Procreation" online, which can be heard at this location. The band will be releasing a debut MCD through Kaotoxin Records this year, and more details on the band can be found via the Infected Society Facebook profile.
Feel free to share your favorite show experiences below, and check back in again next Tuesday as we share more mosh pit stories from metal bands.
Invisible Oranges today is presenting an exclusive premiere of Wild Hunt's "Window to the Nether," off the Bay Area band's debut album, "Before the Plane of Angles."
Stream Wild Hunt's "Window to the Nether" at this location.
"Before the Plane of Angles" was recorded and mixed by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios (Saviours, Ghoul) and mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx (Hammers of Misfortune, Ludicra). The album is scheduled out on May 1st through Kemado Records, with ordering information available here.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Eidetic Parallax
3. Window to the Nether
4. Unravel the Veil of Separation
5. Plane of Angles
Maryland rockers Clutch are currently in the midst of a North American tour which features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with Hellyeah, and a radio festival appearance. Today Clutch is excited to announce a headlining run for this summer with Prong and Lionize providing support. The tour is scheduled to kick off July 11th in Fayetteville, AR and currently scheduled to wrap up on July 22nd in Richmond, VA.
Clutch will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th.
Clutch will be releasing a 7" picture disc single of the new track "Pigtown Blues" on June 19th (The digital single will be released June 5th). This is the first new studio material from Clutch since 2009's "Strange Cousins From the West," and the first simultaneous worldwide release for Weathermaker Music. The track "Pigtown Blues" will be debuted on "The Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" which airs weekly on BBC/Radio 1. More...
The Bunny The Bear will be releasing new album "The Stomach For It" on May 22nd, 2012. The band has now posted a new video tour diary online, which can be viewed below.
The Bunny The Bear will also be joining Dr. Acula on the upcoming "Under the Gun" tour with Modern Day Escape beginning June 7th, 2012 in Santa Ana, CA. Check out all tour dates at this location.
NHR Records is proud to announce the imminent re-release of one of the original death metal and industrial hybrid terror units, Soulstorm. The label commented:
"Combining the brutality of classic Death Metal with the eerie coldness of Godflesh inspired industrial madness, Soulstorm's Darkness Visible and their Control debut EP are here combined in a massive definitive edition of their 'Complete Sessions' with full liner notes, photos, and bonus tracks outlining the earliest beginnings of one of Canada's foremost Industrial Metal pioneers. Re-released, Remastered, Reborn: Soulstorm. For fans of Godflesh, Swans, Obituary and Celtic Frost."
The cover artwork is available here and the track listing is as follows:
Endless Human Failure
Empty Mental Room
Helpless To Habit
Control (Original) *Unreleased
Disruption (Alt Vocal Mix) *Unreleased
Helpless To Habit
Endless Human Failure *Unreleased
Burning *Unreleased More...
Hundredth will be embarking on a string of western and midwestern dates in support of the band's recent album "Let Go" on Mediaskare Records. According to a press release, "Fusing colossal hybrids of progressive hardcore tinged with thrash stylings and melodic passages, Hundredth puts down a walloping live show recommended for fans of Bane and Comeback Kid."
Hundredth will also be raising awareness for the band's very own Hope Into Humanity foundation as the goal will be to provide 1,000 people in a developing nation with access to clean water. The band will be collecting cash and credit donations at shows with donation jugs at the merch table nightly.
5/28 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
5/29 Spokane, WA - The Hop
5/30 Twin Falls, ID - 360 Main Event Center
5/31 Ogden, UT - Mojoes Ogden
6/01 Denver, CO - Blast-O-Mat
6/02 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
6/03 Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom
Italian death metal trio Blood of Seklusion is streaming a couple of songs from its debut release, "Caustic Deathpath to Hell." Below is an upload of the track "Beware of the God," plus you can also view "The Darkest of the Graves" by going here. The album was just released via Butchered/Sevared Records. Blood of Seklusion will be playing at the Into the Void Fest - a DIY celebration of black, death and doom - on April 28th in Bologna, Italy with Undead Creep, Bombs of Hades, Barbarian and several other bands. Check out two more tracks from Blood of Seklusion over on MySpace.
With the release of sophomore LP "Death Songs" just one week from its official street date, today When Tigers Fight is streaming the entire album via MetalSucks. Get in the pit right here.
In celebration of the album's release, When Tigers Fight has booked two special performances, storming Chicago alongside The Killer and Dearborn with Ensign this week.
4/27/2012 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ The Killer
4/28/2012 Refuge Skateboard Shop - Dearborn, MI w/ Ensign
The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Combining elements of melodic post-youth crew anthems with irate, metallic riffs, East Coast hardcore unit When Tigers Fight was founded by Mike McTernan of Damnation A.D. and Jonathan Dennison of Another Victim, Unholy, Santa Sangre, The Path Of Resistance and The Promise. Death Songs was recorded with Jocko at More Sound Studios in Syracuse, and bears cover art by Jon MacNair, known for his work on labelmates Harm's Way's last full length, Isolation.
"Death Songs will see release on May 1st via Closed Casket Activities, the label responsible for previously co-released the vinyl version of the band's debut LP Ghost Story through Indecision Records. Preorders are available here."
Today sees the U.S. release of Anathema's ninth studio album, "Weather Systems" (reviewed here) via The End Records.
In addition to previously posting the song "The Beginning and the End" online, Anathema has now teamed up with Popmatters.com to post another track online from the new album. Check out "The Storm Before the Calm" at this location.
Introducing Trespass America, a newly-minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. A co-production with Trespass America and Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August with stops across the United States. Ticket on-sales begin this Friday, April 27.
Opening the show will be newcomers Battlecross, the most-played new band on the SiriusXM channel, "Liquid Metal." New Jersey monsters God Forbid, who just released a brand new album "Equilibrium," will stir up the circle pits with new songs and hits spanning their long career. Deathcore masters Emmure are coming out swinging in support of their new album, "Slave to the Game." Michigan's Pop Evil will carry the torch of grassroots hard rock to the crowd, while the melodic guitar thrash of Trivium and the reunited lineup of metalcore legends Killswitch Engage will bring a crushing intensity to Trespass America. More...
Swedish black metal legion Watain -- which is currently waging Satanic rituals upon the masses on the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour alongside Behemoth, The Devil’s Blood and In Solitude -- today announced additional headlining dates that will include stops in Poughkeepsie, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Joliet, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan.
Additionally, the band will take part in an in-store appearance tomorrow, April 25th at Dark Realm Records in Downey, California prior to a performance at the House of Blues in Hollywood. More info available here.
Following the trek, Watain will unleash the previously announced new DVD, "Opus Diaboli." The production commemorates the band’s 13 years of chaos by providing a visual and audio documentation of Watain's ceremonial anniversary concert performance in Stockholm and the long years of physical, intellectual, and spiritual work leading up to it. Check out the first official trailer below. "Opus Diaboli" marks the the first release on the band’s own label His Master’s Noise, a name originating from Bathory who had it in mind for the band's own label back in the early 1980s. "Opus Diaboli" will be unleashed in North America on June 5th, 2012. More...
North Carolina crossover luminaries Corrosion of Conformity are pleased to announce their addition to this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest. The three-day event is set to take place on September 6th – 8th, 2012 on their home turf of Raleigh. The band will play alongside a throng of artists from all genres including Sunn O))), The Roots, Baroness, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus And Mary Chain and many more.
Comments guitarist Woody Weatherman: "I always enjoy playing these festivals with such a diverse collection of bands; it's awesome this time it is in our hometown."
Corrosion of Conformity will return to the road this June on a previously announced stretch of West Coast and Canadian headlining dates. Sponsored by Thrasher Magazine, the tour will commence on June 1st in Charlotte, North Carolina and include a spot on the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Long Beach, California with Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Pennywise and more. Support will come from Torche, Black Cobra and Gaza. Tickets are on sale now through all major ticket outlets. More...
Dutch heavy metallers Martyr will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a special night in their hometown of Utrecht. An exclusive show will be held on the 8th of September at Club Tivoli De Helling with fans, friends, and special guests.
Performances from the cult classic repertoire from the very first Martyr demotapes until the current "Circle Of 8" album (reviewed here) will be presented on stage by various artists including Martyr.
And what is more special: these cult classic tunes will be brought in the own style of the bands playing. Bands performing with Martyr will be: Nicolaj Ruhnow (Tokyo Blade), Izegrim (one of Holland's premiere death-/thrashmetal bands), Gloria Victis (upcoming new Dutch metal act containing Martyr's roadcrew members) and one more band yet to be announced. More...
Prog act Unwritten Pages has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's second album "Fringe Kitchen," which is due for release this coming May, 2012. Check out the clip below. Frederic Epe of Unwritten Pages also commented:
"On this one we worked with John Macaluso on drums (Ark, James Labrie), the album was mixed by Tommy Newton (Ark, Guano Apes, U.F.O.). We also have James Cook from UK-based Miroist who's contributed one of his songs and additional guitar work to the album.
"While not a traditional concept album, there is an overarching theme of isolation and mental self-imprisonment throughout the album. The album will be made available through my new label Turricane Media in late May. Both digital and hardcopies will also be made available on Bandcamp." More...
Romania's Breathelast has posted a new video online for the song "Promise," which comes off the band's debut self-titled album, released in January through Metalfan Records. Check out the clip below.
Breathelast has shared stages so far with such bands as Born From Pain (Holland), Cap De Craniu (Romania), Give 'em Blood (Austria), and will play on May 8th with Cancer Bats (Canada) in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Also on July 29th the band will join forces with the Danish act Mnemic in Bucharest. Breathelast is currently recording a second full-length album, with more details to be released soon. More...
Over 20 years ago, while a student at Fort Collins High School, Aaron Beam of Red Fang helped stand up for music programs put at risk due to lack of funding. Today, Portland schools are struggling to fully fund art, photography, ceramics, and other arts classes. Red Fang is honored to headline this benefit to give Portland students greater access to the arts, and have basic materials like paint, paper, and clay.
This special event "A Benefit For Grant High Art Department" is scheduled to take place Friday May 25th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. Red Fang will be headlining the event with support coming from Lopez, Nether Regions, and Grant High's own Hell's Parrish. Doors for the show at are 7:00 pm with the first band hitting the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for the show here.
Red Fang's Aaron Beam commented on the state of Grant High's Arts Program: "It is a shame that Grant High's arts are underfunded, and a bit mysterious to me. Young artists looking for cheap venues to create and display their works move to and revitalize cities and neighborhoods. It happens repeatedly. I watched it happen in Portland in the 1990s, with artist communities such as The Lab and The Modern Zoo, and clubs like the X-Ray." More...
Today heavy riff portal The Obelisk offers up a stream of "Slain In Spirit" from mystical doom conjurers Ides of Gemini. The song comes off of the West Coast trio’s forthcoming new studio offering, "Constantinople," set for North American release via Neurot Recordings on May 29th, 2012.
Notes guitarist/backing vocalist J. Bennett of the track: “‘Slain In Spirit’ might be the only Ides of Gemini song -- so far -- that actually addresses lyrically what we try to accomplish sonically: The trance state. The state of being neither here nor there. If that's not pretentious enough for you, try this: Idris Parry, the late, great scholar of German literature, once pointed out that just as there are gaps between the fingers, there are gaps between the senses. ‘In these gaps,’ he said, ‘is the darkness which hides the connection between all things.’ As much as ‘Slain In Spirit’ is a song easily and obviously discernible by the human ear, it very much aspires to create something that at least hints at that intangible darkness.”
Slovenian industrial metal band Neurotech, the subject of a recent Unearthing The Electronic Metal Underground column, is streaming the new track "The Cyber Waltz." The track appears on the latest EP "Decipher, Vol. 1," which was self-released by the band on April 22, 2012. In keeping with earlier releases, Neurotech has made the EP available as a free download at this location.
Check out "The Cyber Waltz" here:
Disfiguring the Goddess and CraveOnline.com are giving metal fans everywhere the opportunity to stream new album "Sleeper" in its entirety today at this location.
The full album is also available for purchase today at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. Take a preview listen at CraveOnline.com and grab your copy now at the locations listed above.
Yesterday, MetalInjection.net also posted an exclusive lyric video for the track "Sleeper." Check it out at this link now and finally learn exactly what all that grunting is about. The following press release was also issued about the project:
"Within the last few years, despite never performing live, Disfiguring the Goddess has become a recognized name in the metal community amongst young fans and industry elites alike due to an impressive viral and word-of-mouth buzz about the project. Not only known as the brain behind the project, 21-year-old Argon performs the entirety of Sleeper on his own.
"Cameron Argon is better known by his other moniker, Big Chocolate. Though also heralded for his work as a producer and EDM artist, he has risen as a respected figure in the metal scene based on his notable work with Disfiguring the Goddess." More...
Storm Corrosion (featuring Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson and Opeth's Mikael Akerfledt) has posted a new video clip online for the song "Drag Ropes," taken from the project's upcoming debut self-titled release. Check out the video below.
"Storm Corrosion" is due out May 8th via Roadrunner Records and the track listing is as follows:
1. Drag Ropes 9:52
2. Storm Corrosion 10:12
3. Hag 6:28
4. Happy 4:53
5. Lock Howl 6:09
6. Ljudet Innan 10:20
French industrial black metallers Blacklodge’s upcoming fourth album is entitled "MachinatioN" and will hit the stores on June 21st (July 17th in North America). The cover artwork can be viewed here and the track listing is as follows:
2. NeutroN ShivA [Sun, Walk with Me!]
4. Industrial Temple MysticA
5. Antichrist Ex Machina
6. Order of the Baphomet
7. Empire's Hymn
8. All Seeing Eye
9. Culto al Sol [SolarKult]
10. The Other Side
"MachinatioN" is already available for pre-order on the Season of Mist e-shop.
A few weeks ago, Nachtgeschrei played the band's last couple of gigs with vocalist Hotti, who has now parted ways with the band. While the search for a new vocalist continue, a digital best of album is going to be released soon.
“Eine Erste Kerbe” will contain 13 songs and will be available on May 18th for a special price on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Musicload and other digital music stores only.
The tracklisting of “Eine Erste Kerbe” will be released soon. You can also check out the artwork below. More...
he dates have been confirmed for this year's Summer Slaughter tour, which sees Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore joining up with the likes of Cannibal Corpse and many others.
Cerebral Bore fought off tough competition to win the coveted slot on the highly-anticipated tour and, as well as being the only band from Europe, they are also the first ever band with a female vocalist to appear on the tour. More...
Kamelot has posted the following announcement online about Amaranthe's Elize Ryd again joining the band for an upcoming North American tour:
"We are pleased to announce that Swedish female vocalist Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) will be part of the Kamelot North American Tour 2012. Elize has been touring with Kamelot since 2010 and will once again join the band for a very special tour throughout North America. Headliner dates to be announced soon, stay tuned!"
The following shows with Nightwish have been confirmed so far: More...
The reigning king of historically-themed brutality, Nile, has announced a July 3rd release date for its upcoming studio album, "At The Gate Of Sethu."
The follow-up to Nile’s latest state-of-the-death-metal-art release, "Those Whom the Gods Detest (reviewed here), will once again be released via Nuclear Blast Records. Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Macabre) handled production duties for Nile’s seventh full-length.
Nile recently wrapped up a U.S. tour in support of Detroit, Michigan's melodic death metal outfit, The Black Dahlia Murder, which concluded with a performance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday night.
British heavy metal icons Motorhead has announced that they will once again be embarking on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom this Autumn in support of their latest studio album, "The World Is Yours" and recent DVD release, "The World Is Ours Vol. 1." Joining them on the trek will be American thrash metal legends Anthrax, who are touring in support of their first studio album in eight years, "Worship Music," which was released last September through Nuclear Blast Records.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 5 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
November 6 - Manchester, UK - 02 Apollo
November 8 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
November 9 - Glasgow, UK - 02 Academy
November 11 - Leicester, UK - Demontford Hall
November 12 - Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
November 14 - Portsmouth, UK - Gulidhall
November 15 - Bournemouth, UK - Solent
November 17 - London, UK - 02 Academy Brixton
November 18 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
Swedish hard rockers Europe posted part one of two of a new "track-by-track" interview series focusing on the band's upcoming LP "Bag of Bones" album, which is due out in April 27, 2012 through EarMusic/Adel Records. The video features Joey Tempest and John Leven.
The band previously released the first single "Not Supposed to Sing the Blues" as a music video, which can be seen by heading over to this location.
Check out part one of the track-by-track interview here:
Metal Blade Records is streaming the track "Countdown to Oblivion" from The Cory Smoot Experiment, a project recorded by recently deceased GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot (a/k/a Flattus Maximus). The track appears on the forthcoming release "When Worlds Collide," due out on June 5, 2012. All proceeds from this album will be donated to the Smoot Family Fund to assist the guitarist's family. For more information on the release, head over to this location.
The track listing for "When Worlds Collide" is as follows:
1. The Blood Red
2. Fortunate Son
3. Religion is Fiction
6. Mandatory Purgatory
7. Countdown to Oblivion
8. The Gauntlet
9. When Worlds Collide
11. Hollow Tree
12. Sloth Loves Chunk More...
U.K. black metal band Wodensthrone is streaming the new track "The Storm" (heard below). The song will appear on the band's sophomore release "Curse," which was released yesterday through Candlelight Records.
The track listing for "Curse" is as follows:
1. The Remaining Few
3. First Light
4. The Great Darkness
5. Battle Lines
7. The Storm
8. The Name Of The Wind
Check out "The Storm" here:
Canadian melodic death metal act The Agonist posted a promo video for the new track "The Ideomotor." As previously reported, The Agonist will release its third LP "Prisoners," the long awaited follow up to the 2009 release "Lullabies for the Dormant Mind," on June 4, 2012 (EU) and June 5, 2012 (North America) through Century Media Records.
The Agonist is currently on tour in North America with Kittie. For remaining dates, head over to this location.
Check out "The Ideomotor" promo video here:
Dutch symphonic metal band Epica posted a new music video for the track "Storm the Sorrow." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Requiem for the Indifferent" (see Metal Underground's review at this location).
In addition to a headline performance at ProgPower 2012, Epica also announced a North American headlining tour for the fall with Scottish pirates Alestorm and Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium. For full schedule and venues, head over to this location.
Check out "Storm the Sorrow" here: More...
Nightwish posted the first teaser trailer for the long awaited "Imaginaerum" film on which the band's latest album was based (see Metal Underground's review of the release at this location). The film has no set release dates and more information on the movie can be found at the official film website located at http://www.imaginaerum.com.
In other Nightwish news, the band announced the "Imafinaerum" North American tour with Kamelot beginning with two shows just prior to ProgPower 2012 at Center Stage in Atlanta. For complete dates, head over to this location.
Check out the trailer for the "Imaginaerum" film here: More...
German traditional metal/hard rock band Kissin' Dynamite is streaming the band's third LP "Money, Sex & Power" in full through AOL Music at this location. The album, released in late March in Europe, sees its North American release today through AFM Records.
The track listing for "Money, Sex & Power" is as follows:
1. Money, Sex & Power
2. I Will Be King
3. Operation Supernova
4. Sex Is War
5. Club 27
6. Dinosaurs Are Still Alive
7. She´s A Killer
8. Sleaze Deluxe
10. Six Feet Under
Finnish power metal band Burning Point, who recently signed to Scarlet Records, revealed the track listing for the band's fifth release "The Ignitor." The album is scheduled for release on June 19, 2012. "The Ignitor" was recorded at HelGate and Reindeer Horns Studios and mastered at Tico Tico Studios by Ahti Kortelainen.
The track listing for for "The Ignitor" is as follows:
1. Eternal Flame (Salvation By Fire Part 2)
2. In The Fire's Of My Self-Made Hell
3. In The Night
4. The Ignitor
5. Silent Scream
6. Heaven Is Hell
7. Losing Sleep
8. Demon Inside Of You
10. Lost Tribe
11. Holier Than Thou
The band previously released the title track, which can be heard streaming at this location.
The kings of Swedish black metal in Marduk will be unleashing another diabolical foray into the darker side of music this coming June with the new full-length album "Serpent Sermon."
With the new release on the horizon and Marduk gearing up to storm the world for another bout of live rituals, I connected with guitarist Morgan "Evil" Håkansson to hear how the band works its own breed of macabre sonic magic.
A full transcription of our chat is available below, in which Morgan discusses the band continuing the spirit of its core sound into a twelfth studio album, releasing the three song "Iron Dawn" EP, and working on a music video of the new track "Souls For Belial." More...
German thrash metallers Dew-Scented have just finished recording their new album. They once again recorded at Soundlodge Studio in the deepest heart of Northern Germany with Jörg Uken (God Dethroned, Suicidal Angels, Nightfall, etc.) as producer.
"We have worked with Jörg already on 'Incinerate' for the recordings and then on the previous album 'Invocation' for recordings and mix. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to team up with him again and the time we worked on the new music together in his halls pretty much went flying by! The best part however is: The final mix turned out really, really HEAVY, so much we can tell you already!" comments singer Leif Jensen.
A few song titles off the new album are "Sworn To Obey," "Reawakening," "Storm Within," and "Gleaming Like Silver."
The new album will be released by late July 2012 via Metal Blade Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in North America. The artwork was once again created by Björn Goosses / Killustrations, with whom Dew-Scented already collaborated since 2003's "Impact."
Leif Jensen adds: "The new album's artwork looks totally stunning and we can't wait to share it with all of you soon! We are right now finishing off the work on the layouts and just did a promo photo session this past weekend, so all things are rolling forwards!" More...
The 6th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, Peavey, Ibanez and SoundCheck Hollywood, is now officially slated to run from July 20th through August 25th. Check out the tour poster here.
It features such heavyweights as Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore, with special guests TBA in each city such as The Contortionist, Rings of Saturn, Fallujah and more.
Ash Avildsen (Summer Slaughter Founder) states: "Without a doubt, this is the biggest year in the history of the tour. We are honored to have such an incredible, diverse group of musicians all on the same bill. It's brutal, classic, progressive, fresh and still the most extreme tour of the year. Drink lots of water before you show up and get ready to rage!"
Supernatural Cat has prepared a new visual teaser for Italian riffmanglers Incoming Cerebral Overdrive’s new album, "Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift," this time for the standout album track “Sirius B” which includes some literally “out of this world” imagery. Check out the clip below. The following press release was also issued:
"Set for worldwide release on May 7th, I.C.O.’s third LP, Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift, showcases the progressively-charged act’s unique methodological bombast with nearly 50 minutes of unclassifiable aggro-technical metallic thunder, even more focused yet equally as potent as their previous releases.
"Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift is an album that will elevate the band from the cult depths they’ve roamed over recent years, its laser-induced riffs and neck-snapping time signatures will brand the name Incoming Cerebral Overdrive into the brains of all who endure the journey of the ten tracks on the LP." More...
Icelandic act Solstafir has posted a new video blog online chronicling the band's recent tour dates in Finland. Check out the clip from Tampere in the player below.