Metal News for April 26, 2013
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Decibel Magazine is hurling forth three tracks from "Isolation Room," the forthcoming new limited edition vinyl release from The Guilt Of...
Check out the limb-severing goodness of the title track, “Social Recall Rewind,” and “The Ides Ballot" at this location or in the player below. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Influenced by the streets, the sick, the lower class, the woods, wine, the hedonistic criminal bliss of New Orleans, and the destruction of time signatures, The Guilt Of… is propagated by the demented duo of EyeHateGod's Mike IX Williams and former Wolvhammer evildoer Ryan Mckern. Together they spew a dark, angst-ridden sound implosion of industrialized filth and audio decay.
"Think Skinny Puppy on steroids infused with tortured punk rock vocals, blackened guitar decomposition and power electronics. Isolation Room delivers seven tracks in over thirty minutes all mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin and will be issued by Last Hurrah Records on June 8th."
1. Social Recall Rewind
2. Isolation Room
3. Probation Addiction
4. Force Fed Militant
1. The Ides Ballot
2. Lie Detector
3. Shriek of the Arabic Poems More...
Sorcery has come to an agreement with Xtreem Music for the CD re-issue of debut album from 1991 "Bloodchilling Tales," together with previous 7" EP from 1990 "Rivers of the Dead."
Both will include remastered sound for the first time and a totally revamped artwork and layout. This new re-issue comes under the title of "Legacy of Blood."
The CD version is due out May 10th, and you can check out the song "The Rite of Sacrifice" in the YouTube player bellow. More...
California's So This Is Suffering has released a new music video for "Hearts Made Of Wax," which comes off the band's "A Deathscene On Delay" album. Check out the clip below, or pick up a digital copy of the album via iTunes here.
Boston thrashers Ramming Speed — who are currently touring alongside Goatwhore and 3 Inches of Blood — will release their Prosthetic Records debut, “Doomed to Destroy, Destined To Die,” in North America on June 25th.
More details on the album, recorded with Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Converge, Kvelertak) at GodCity Studio, will be released shortly. The track listing is as follows:
1. Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die
2. Anticipating Failure
3. Grinding Dissent
4. Gorgon’s Eye
5. Cretins and Cowards
6. Anthems of Despair (Summer Jam)
8. Minisitry of Truth
9. The Rhetoric of Hate and Other Examples of Wildly Unchecked Ignorance
10. Extinction Event
11. Under the Monolith
12. Hollow Giants
13. Dead Flags More...
J.D. Overdrive has posted a new lyric clip online for "Born to Destroy," available below. The band also comments:
"Right, so you already heard the first track from our upcoming album, time to hear another one. This time it's “Born to Destroy” and we prepared a simple lyric video to go along with the music. Stick around because in May we're planning to release a third track, this time with a proper filmed video!"
"Born to Destroy" comes off new album "Fortune Favors the Brave," which is due out May 13th, 2013 via Metal Mind Productions.
A new music video for "Fake Life" has been posted online, which comes off Dual-Coma's upcoming "The Diary" album. Check out the video below. "The Diary" is due out May 6th, 2013 and has the following track listing:
1. Fire Walk With Me
2. My Story
4. Paper Planes
5. The Calling
8. Fake Life
9. Last Journey
11. Bulletproof Heart Pt.2
Belgium's In-Quest has announced new album "8 - The Odyssey Of Eternity" will see the light of day on the 1st of September, 2013. The artwork is available below, and the track listing is as follows:
01. Enter Eternity of Lethargy
02. Taedium Vitae
03. Elliptical Orbits in Disbelief
04. Reiterated Cycles of Celestial Spheres
05. Neo-Pseudo Existence
06. Infinite Sleep for the Hollow
07. The Algorhythmic Alignments
08. Yearn to Return [liquidation fails] More...
Ukrainian metallers Majesty of Revival have announced details for their second album, "Iron Gods," due out later this year. The artwork is available below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Nameless Guest'
2. Infernal Grays
3. Lost Empire
4. Nocturnus Gate
5. Wicked Game
6. Close Your Eyes
7. Edge Of Sanity
8. Masked Illusion:
9. Part II - Fatal Duel
10. Part III - Perfect Lie
11. Iron Gods More...
Israeli death metal act Sonne Adam has announced a series of upcoming European tour dates in May. Details are as follows:
5/17 - London, UK - The Boston Arms
5/18 - Dublin, UK - The Pint
5/19 - Berlin, Germany - Koma F / Köpi
5/20 - Malmø, Sweden - Debaser
5/21 - Oslo, Norway - Betong
5/22 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
5/23 - Potsdam, Germany - La Datscha
5/24 - Hünxe, Germany - Extremefest
5/25 - Strassbourg, Germany - La Charrue
5/26 - Torino, Italy - United Club
5/27 - Bologna, Italy - TBA
5/28 - Milano, Italy - Blue Rose Saloon
5/29 - Switzerland TBA
5/30 - France TBA
5/31 - Germany TBA
6/1 - Belgium TBA More...
Following in the footsteps of Rammstein's dildo box set, Ghost has now announced the "Phallos Mortuus Box Set," which features a dildo bearing front man Papa Emeritus' head, along with a butt plug, t-shirt, and gold Bible style dildo case.
Amusingly, the only thing the box set doesn't seem to include is the band's new album "Infestissumam."
You can buy the set online right here, with orders set to ship out May 3rd. Full details are:
1 x Exclusive Papa Emeritus II Dildo Puppetmaster T-Shirt (only available with this set)
1 x Bible box case with Gold embossed artwork and red velvet lining
1 x Divorce paper scroll with customised Ghost foil emblem
1 x Ghost B.C. brushed metal logo charm
1 x Bronze effect metal butt plug with moulded Grucifix logo base
1 x Sculpted black silicone Papa Emeritus II dildo
Box: L24cm W18cm D6cm
Logo Charm: L8cm W4cm
Butt Plug: L7cm W3cm
Dildo: L19cm W4cm More...
In support of sophomore release “Deathlike," the Texas-based dark acoustic group Ancient VVisdom has announced a new batch of spring tour dates, which will see the band play with the likes of Cauldron, Ides of Gemini, and Venomous Maximus. Full dates can be found listed below.
5/17 Columbus, OH – Kobo Live w/ Cauldron
5/19 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class w/ Ides of Gemini
5/20 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge w/ Ides of Gemini
5/21 Lincoln, NE – The Zoo w/ Ides of Gemini
5/24 Austin, TX – Mohawk w/ Venomous Maximus
5/25 Bryan, TX – Grand Stafford Theatre More...
The Summer Slaughter 2013 tour will feature The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, and Aeon.
The initial dates for the tour have now been announced (with more to be released in the coming weeks). Details are as follows:
7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (w/o Cattle Decapitation)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (w/o Norma Jean)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre More...
Spanish act Jotnar has released a new lyric video for "Perfect Lie," which comes off the "Giant" album released via Murdered Music/Coroner Records. Check out the clip below. The "Giant" track listing is:
1. Perfect Lie
2. In Process
3. I Am Giant
4. Never Fall Silent
5. Soil My Soul
Tears of Martyr has released an official music video for the track "GoleM," taken from the band's new album "Tales" released via Massacre Records.
The clip was produced by El Ojo Mecánico and can be viewed below. You can also order the album or stream samples of the rest of the "Tales" tracks at this location.
Tesseract is gearing up for the release a new album and corresponding European tour. The band has been rehearsing nonstop and recently recorded footage from the practice space jamming on the track "Singularity." Check out the clip below.
"Singularity" is part of the "Of Energy" movement from new album "Altered State" and has been chosen as the first single and video off the album. An edited version of the song will be making its premiere on the BBC's Radio Rock 1 show this coming Monday. Expect the song to hit online shortly thereafter.
Video production began on "Singularity" a few days ago, produced by Horsie In The Hedge / Pari Passu Films and featuring the Emmy Award winning director of photography Mark Wolf.
"Altered State" will be released on May 28th, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records. The track listing is:
01. Of Matter - Proxy
02. Of Matter - Retrospect
03. Of Matter - Resist
04. Of Mind - Nocturne
05. Of Mind - Exile
06. Of Reality - Eclipse
07. Of Reality - Palingenesis
08. Of Reality - Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy - Singularity
10. Of Energy - Embers More...
Austin, Texas-based classic rock sensation Scorpion Child has revealed the artwork and track list for the band's forthcoming self-titled album.
"Scorpion Child" will be released June 21st, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Produced and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith, the self-titled album was recorded using analog recording technology. The track listing is as follows:
01. Kings Highway
02. Polygon Of Eyes (watch the lyric video here)
03. The Secret Spot
04. Salvation Slave
07. In The Arms Of Ecstasy
09. Red Blood (The River Flows)
10. Keep Goin’ (Lucifer's Friend cover)
11. Lover's Leap (iTunes version only) More...
Antigama will be releasing the "Meteor" album on May 28th, 2013. A studio report/teaser for the album is now available below. The full track listing is as follows:
2. The Key
5. Fed by the Feeling
6. Crystal Tune
8. The Signal
10. Perfect Silence
Serj Tankian will be independently releasing two albums this summer through his own Serjical Strike Records.
"Orca," Tankian’s first true symphony, will be released on June 25th and the collaborative jazz infused album "Jazz-iz Christ" will be released on July 23rd.
Recorded in Linz, Austria in October of 2012, "Orca" was composed and demoed in Tankian’s home studio and fully realized after a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped fund a recording and debut performance at the Brucknerhaus with the Das Karussell Ensemble. With conductor Werner Steinmetz at the helm, the four acts of "Orca" mix influences from early 20th century composers with modern film composition dynamics showing influences ranging from Ennio Morricone to Philip Glass.
According to Tankian, “Orca is known as the killer whale, but is really a dark dolphin, a symbolism for human dichotomy.” More...
White Wizzard has been confirmed for Rock Harvest II, a three-day concert which takes place at the House of Rock in White Marsh, Maryland in November.
The second annual Rock Harvest will be running from Thursday, November 7th to Saturday, November 9th in support of the police non-profit organization, Fallen Blue. Other bands performing alongside White Wizzard includes Heathen, Raven, Leatherwolf, Reverence, Circle II Circle, and Silent Rage. White Wizzard will be performing on Thursday, November 7th. Tickets for Rock Harvest II are available now at this location.
White Wizzard is due to release new studio album, "The Devils Cut," on June 3rd in Europe via Earache Records, and June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records. The album features artwork by Cameron Davis, who is known for his work as lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series.
Catch the band live:
May 08 - Fullerton, CA - Slide Bar (w/ Cauldron)
November 07 - White Marsh, MD - Rock Harvest II More...
Sweden's Blowsight released the "Life & Death" album via Eclipse Records in North America on April 9th, 2013.
The band has also released a music video off the album. Check out "This Pain" in the YouTube clip below, or find more info on the band over at Facebook.
Long Beach thrash-punks The Greenery are gearing up for the impending release of a new album called "It’s Looking Grim," and have now debuted the first new song from the record, “Reapers Keeper." Check out the song below.
“After enduring countless miles driven in three vans, dealing with busted trailers and blown transmissions, and surviving off of cup o' noodles to cure our severe hangovers, we've officially finished our sophomore album at Buzzbomb Sound Lab with our scotch-loving producer Paul Miner,” states vocalist Matt Lanners. “It's been quite the journey coming back from being so implausibly broke (due to the road being a cruel mistress), however there's never been a moment of giving in to the hard times. We are indebted to our loyal fans/friends for the self-released and funded album that we are about to release; it is our thanks to you being there with us in every sweaty and grimy venue…head-banging.”
Although The Greenery released debut album "Spit & Argue" with Prosthetic Records, the band will be taking a completely different approach for the follow-up, "It’s Looking Grim," by self-releasing it and by-passing labels all together; delivering the music straight to the fans. More...
Locrian has revealed the details on upcoming full-length album entitled "Return To Annihilation." The album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.
The album will be released on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24th in the U.K. and rest of the world.
"Return To Annihilation" is a two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson. Lyricist / multi-instrumentalist Terrence Hannum commented on the album’s concept:
"I think for the album concept we were inspired by Genesis' 'Lamb Lies Down on Broadway' and how it is a surreal narrative telling a story. We sought to make our own but we wanted to give our nod to the prog bands that inspired us; King Crimson or Yes with the multi-part songs.
"So we had looked at the novel 'Dhalgren' by sci-fi writer Samuel Delaney as a big influence too. How it is a circular narrative, ours is more of a mirror of itself, one that changes and shifts. It also borrows extensively from Walter Benjamin's 'Arcades Project.' Our story is about a cataclysm that changes the world and all manner of perception in two parts. I would say, the real and the perceived. And it is all told to you through a narrator, one who you cannot tell if he is asleep or dreaming or sleepwalking through this shifting landscape.
"Part 1 begins at the end of a song whose lyrics discuss a dawn in which all of our monuments dissolved, the next track the wrath of heaven (a massive cataclysm) visits earth, then two moons appear in the sky (perhaps the most direct reference to Delaney's novel but also an homage to Nick Drake). It ends with the first multi-part track 'Return to Annihilation,' a more metaphysical description of the changes apparent in the world. One in which minerals work against man, there is only evolution. We also gain insight into that what we've been told may be unreliable as the narrator admits to 'noctambulism' (sleepwalking). But it is intentionally unclear if this is his state or the state of everyone. More...
California thrashers Bonded By Blood posted a new music video for the track "Crawling in the Shadows." The song appears on the band's latest LP "The Aftermath," which was issued in July 2012 via Earache Records.
Check out the video here:
French act The Great Old Ones has posted a cover of Bjork's "Bachelorette" online, which can be heard below. The band also comments:
"We played it a few times live, and we recorded it in December when our European Tour was cancelled. Here it is! And it's available for free download on our Bandcamp."
Pitchfork is currently streaming the track “In Remorse” from one-man industrial doom project Author & Punisher. Check out the song at this location.
Proliferated by sound contortionist/engineer Tristan Shone, his latest hymn of mechanical decomposition comes by way of fifth full-length, "Women & Children," set for release via Seventh Rule Recordings on June 11th. The track listing is:
1. Women & Children
2. In Remorse
4. Tame as a Lion
6. Miles from Home
7. Pain Myself More...
U.K. act Subversion has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Some people may have heard the rumors, others might not have... but we do indeed have some bad news - we have parted ways with Steve who will no longer be drumming for us in Subversion.
"We wish him the best of luck with all future endeavors and would like to announce that we are now openly looking for someone to fill them awfully big shoes.
"In the mean time, we will still be playing shows with the aid of friends and session musicians, as well as continuing the writing of what is shaping up to be one hell of a beefy collection of tunes for our 2nd album."
Hear more from the band over at the Subversion Facebook profile here.
As They Burn has released a making-of clip online from the filming of the "Dream Collapse" video, which can be viewed below. You can also catch the finished music video at this location.
After the "Made in Germany" tour 2011/2012 together with Rammsteain, Swedish act Deathstars began writing new material for an upcoming album.
In May 2013, Deathstars will do a shorter tour in Australia, headline the MainStage at Blackfield Festival, Germany in June and then go back to Sweden to get mobilized for the recordings that are scheduled to start in July.
The album, which is yet untitled, marks the band's fourth full-length release. The recordings will take place in Studio Bohus, Sweden in July and August together with producer & technician Roberto Laghi, who will co-produce the album with Nightmare Industries.
"It's a ride through the most extreme nightclubs in hell, It's got more edge, it's got a rougher side, and it's less sugar coated than our last full length album with darker more twisted melodies. It's got a devilish attitude with a stiff upper lip yet beautiful in a dark deceiving way," says Nightmare Industries. More...
Sweden's Soilwork has released an official video clip for "Spectrum Of Eternity." The clip premieres today at Metal Hammer, or you can check it out below.
The song comes off the band's most recent double album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here). Catch the band live:
31.05 PL-Warsaw Ursynalia 2013
07.07 RO-Bucharest B’ESTFEST 2013
11-13.07 D Ballenstedt Rockharz
13.07 PL-Wegorzewo Seven Festival
22-24.07 SI-Tolmin Metaldays 2013
01-03.08 D Wacken Wacken Open Air
15-17.08 D Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze Open Air
06.09 USA Atlanta – ProgPower
07.09 MEX Mexico City – Lunario More...
After Tankard’s current album “A Girl Called Cerveza” (out since July 2012), Nuclear Blast is now happy to offer you a series of reissues from the highlights of the Tankard discography including extensive bonus material.
The band’s debut record “Zombie Attack” and the follow-up “Chemical Invasion” will be re-released on vinyl on May 3rd, 2013. Pre-order your copies at the Nuclear Blast web shop.
“The Morning After” and “Meaning Of Life” will be re-released on the 21st of June, followed by “Two-Faced” and “Stone Cold Sober” on the 26th of July. More...
Italian melodic doom act Crown of Autumn, featuring Ex-Labyrinth/Ex-Vision Divine drummer Mattia Stancioiu and Ex-Crimson Dawn co-founder and guitarist Emanuele Rastelli, posted more footage from Stancioiu's Elnor Studios as the band records the new LP "Byzantine Horizons." The album is set to contain 11 new tracks and is expected for release this year.
In this installment, multi-musician Rastelli lays down the bass tracks:
U.S. thrash metal legends Testament have confirmed more live dates for this summer.
The band returns to Europe after a club tour in early 2013 in support of latest album "Dark Roots Of Earth," which earned the "best album of the year" nod in our 2012 metal awards.
Catch the band live:
14.06. A Nickelsdorf - Novarock Festival
15.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell Open Air
16.06. D Bremen - Aladin
18.06. CH Bellinzona - Garage
19.06. CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
20.06. D Loreley - Metalfest
21.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
22.06. NL Dokkem - Dokk'em Open Air
24.06. HU Budapest - Zold Pardon
26.06. PL Warsaw - Progresja
27.06. LT Vilnius - Forum Palace
28.06. EST Vana-Vigala - Hard Rock Laager Festival
29.06. FI Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
30.06. B Dessel - Graspop Open Air
08.08. S Gavle - Getaway Rock Festival
09.08. E Alivante - Leyendes Del Rock Festival
10.08. PT Caölvao - Vagos Open Air
Finland's Children of Bodom has just released the first song off upcoming album “Halo Of Blood” via iTunes. Pre-order the album now and get the single “Transference” now instantly.
Mastermind Alexi Laiho states: "Transference is a straight up Children of Bodom to the core type song and therefore was a good pick for a video and obviously is one of our favorite tracks. It always had an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills… Enjoy!”
To find out more about the album, check out the band's recent video interview answering fan questions at this location. The album's track listing is:
1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. Your Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep More...
A Pale Horse Named Death, featuring Ex-Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato, teamed up with Noisecreep to premiere the new track "Killer By Night." The track can be heard over at this location, or in the player below. "Killer By Night" appears on the band's upcoming sophomore LP "Lay My Soul to Waste," which drops May 21st in North America via Steamhammer/SPV.
The track listing for "Lay My Soul to Waste" is as follows:
1. Lay My Soul to Waste
2. Shallow Grave streaming here
3. The Needle in You
4. In the Sleeping Death
5. Killer by Night
6. Growing Old
7. Dead of Winter
8. Devil Came With a Smile
9. Day of the Storm
11. Cold Dark Mourning
Check out "Killer by Night" More...
Norwegian power/progressive act Tellus Requiem posted a new music video for the track "Eden Burns." The song appears on the band's sophomore release "Invictus (The 11th Hour)" - which was issued in January via Nightmare Records.
Check out the video here: