Metal News for April 28, 2012
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Montreal's quirkiest progressive grind metal band Bookakee is streaming almost all five songs from its "Invasion of the Depraved" EP over on YouTube. The band self-released this EP earlier and has been streaming the tracks for a while, but recently released it on the Oregon NetLabel Torn Flesh Records. Bookakee invites its fans to check out the full EP at this location. Bookakee will be appearing at Bar Le Trash in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec with Beneath The Massacre, Self Collapse and Teramobil on June 1st. Check out an upload of "Bookakee Blast" from the EP below.
Colombian death metal band Ripping Flesh is streaming the promo song "The Arrival of Chaos," which will be on its debut full-length album. This video was shot for the Colombian metal program Metal Garage. Ripping Flesh formed in 2010 out of the ashes of local Bogota bands Blood Spilled and Ausum. They sing about horror, war, death, violence and Lovecraftian lore. The band already has a demo, "Demonic Incantion," which you can stream tracks from over on MySpace. They have played a lot of festivals, including In-Fest-Ed Death II in Medellin, Colombian Death Road in Villavicencio and even a free show at Bogota Terror Death.
British doom metal veterans My Dying Bride has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this Winter, that will include an appearance at the Damnation Festival in Leeds, England.
The bands tour schedule is currently as follows:
November 3 - Leeds, UK - Damnation Festival At Leeds University Union
December 7 - London, UK 02 Academy Islington
December 8 - Paris, France- Nouveau Casino
December 9 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
December 11 - Florence, Italy - Viper Club
December 12 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
December 13 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
December 14 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
December 15 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
German thrashers The Prophecy 23 are streaming the new track "Captain Quick and the Pirates" (heard below). The song will appear on the band's forthcoming third LP "Green Machine Laser Beam," which is due out on June 29, 2012 via Massacre Records. The album will be the debut for new members Mario (Bass) and Phil (Death Vocals).
Check out "Captain Quick and the Pirates" here:
The new video for Chimaira's single "Losing My Mind" is available on the band's official Youtube channel. This marks the sixth single that Chimaira has released for the album "The Age of Hell." The lyric video can be seen below:
Germany's Profanus Nathrakh has issued the following announcement about releasing a new digital EP:
"This Summer I release the 'Unholy Trinity' EP as a download on my online shop. There are 6 songs including:
3 rerecorded songs from The 'Godless Alliance' album
2 unreleased songs from 'The Second Coming' album
1 unmastered version of the 'Sententia Haeresi Proxima' hidden track
"The download EP will be available at late summer this year. So stay tuned."
For more details on Profanus Nathrakh, head over to the band's official MySpace music page.
Sweden's Netherbird has issued the following statement about splitting with the band's drummer and bassist and working on a new EP:
"Rumours about a line-up change has reached us through various sources so we thought it might be good to deliver the news ourselves rather than through the haze of whispers. On the official website we stated back in the day when Netherbird was still a studio project that 'The cast will change but the theatre of Netherbird will remain.' Those words were true when written, and they still are relevant today.
"As most of you have noticed Netherbird have made two tours during the early part of 2012 and that we brought session members to fill the bass slot on both of these and a session drummer stepped in for our 10 gig-tour through out Europe. That also means that two of our line-up members for various reasons were unable to join us on these tours.
"Netherbird is not about money, it is not a job and thus you can never be fired from the band. Netherbird is about passion and dedication to our music, our listeners and what we stand for. Times change and with it changes the situation for the people involved in the band. And we have now come to a point where Netherbird demands more time and effort than ever before with more gigs and more recordings and that makes it impossible for some members to be able to give what this bands requires. It has nothing to do with musical direction, lack of dedication or other bullshit reasons usually stated when bands go through line-up changes, it has just to do with the amount of time and energy people can muster at a certain point in time. More...
Vocalist Byron Roberts from fantasy metal act Bal-Sagoth has checked in with the following statement about the current status of the band:
"Hail to all Bal-Sagoth fans! It's a question we get asked fairly frequently, so just to clarify the situation and eliminate any rumours before they spiral out of control, here is the current state of play regarding possible future Bal-Sagoth albums.
"Alas, contrary to what you might have heard, there are still currently no definite plans for a new Bal-Sagoth album. True, Jonny and Chris are currently working on some new material (which according to Chris may well be used for a new, as yet unnamed side project by them), but the truth of the matter is that there are still NO concrete plans for a new Bal-Sagoth release.
"But fear not, nothing has been ruled out, and it always remains a possibility as long as the band exists. Just wanted to clarify the matter. Thanks to all for your support"
Ahab will be releasing new album "The Giant" through Napalm Records on May 25th, 2012. The band has now checked in with the following update about streaming the title track online:
"The title track of the forthcoming record 'The Giant' is now exclusively for you on soundcloud! Featuring guest appearance of Enslaveds Herbrand Larsen. Enjoy it and spread the word!"
U.K. act Chaos Trigger has posted a preview song online from the band's new album "Outpost 31." Check out "The Pyre" in the SoundCloud player available below. Chaos Trigger also previously posted the entire "Red" EP online for streaming, which is still available at this location.
Italian power metal act Airborn has checked in with the following update about recording a new album:
"Sorry for the little break in the news... we're going on recording bass guitars, so far Dome did an outstanding job. As you can see this album is not recorded in long sessions, but in short weekly based ones (luck of having our own studios), this way of working is much more relaxed and I think it will reflect on the final product quality.
"We did bass for 6 songs so far: They Arise, Mess we're In, King Of Fear, Reign Of The Human Race, Bonecrusher & Sword Of Justice."
Today djent act Bleeding Skies has released a new EP entitled "I Choose to Awaken." The band has made the entire EP available for streaming online. Check out the track through the player below. The "I Choose to Awaken" track listing is as follows:
1. Choose To Awaken
2. PT I - Another World
3. Pt II - Yuno
4. PT III - Emi 0
5. But You Didn't Need Love Anyway
6. Please Don't Forget Fuko
7. Let Me Go More...
Gojira is set to release new album "L'Enfant Sauvage" on the 25th of June and you can now hear the title track from the album on Pitchfork's website. Click here to check it out.
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. L'Enfant Sauvage
3. The Axe
4. Liquid Fire
5. The Wild Healer
6. Planned Obsolescence
7. Mouth Of Kala
8. The Gift Of Guilt
9. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall
12. This Emptiness
13. My Last Creation More...
California based act Deadweight has released a new self-titled, instrumental EP online. You can stream or download the album for free at Bandcamp or through the player below. The EP's track listing is as follows:
3. Feigning Intelligence
4. Rest In Peace
6. Break Free
7. Outro More...
U.K. power metal band DragonForce posted new interview footage featuring vocalist Marc Hudson being interviewed by bassist Frédéric Leclercq. The band released "The Power Within" on April 17, 2012 through the band's own label Electric Generation Recordings.
The band also recently released a new music video for "Cry Thunder," which can be seen by heading over to this location.
Check out the interview here:
Belgian metallers Dehuman have released a music video online for the track "Cast of Assassination," which is taken from the band's debut full-length album "Black Throne of all Creation." The music video can be seen at this location. Dehuman also recently shared a pit story with Metalunderground.com about the perils of drinking before a gig, which can be read here.
"Black Throne of All Creation" is available now through Kaotoxin records, with a retail shop release set for May 28th and a vinyl edition coming this June through Tanquam Aegri Somnia (under official Kaotoxin license).
The "Black Throne of All Creation" track listing is as follows:
1. Apocalypse and perdition
2. Monstrosity in the hands of god
3. Eyes of a thousand
4. Spiral of loss
5. Down with the world
6. Harvest the sun
7. Cast of assassination
8. Black mamba
9. Path to oblivion
California thrashers Bonded by Blood are streaming the new track "Repulsive" (heard below). The song will appear on the band's third LP "Aftermath," which is scheduled for release on July 2, 2012 (EU) and July 3, 2012 (North America) through Earache Records.
The album will be the debut for new vocalist Mauro Gonzalez and bassist Jessie Sanchez on bass. "Aftermath" was recorded with producer Logan Mader (Fear Factory, Devildriver, Soulfly, Gojira).
The track listing for "Repulsive" is as follows:
1. I Can’t Hear You
2. Shepherds of Rot
3. The Aftermath
4. Crawling in the Shadows
5. In A Wake
7. Among the Vultures
8. Show No Fear
9. Restless Mind
10. Left Behind
11. Killing in the Name
Check out "Repulsive" here: More...
Slovakian melodic death metal band Eye Beyond Sight posted a new music video for the title track from the band's sophomore effort "The Sun and the Flood." The album was released through Massacre Record on March 23, 2012.
Check out the video here:
Richmond, Virginia thrash masters Municipal Waste have work to do. In this exclusive video for "Repossession" released through Scion A/V, director David Brodsky catches the band members as they live up to their declaration "We got the goods...and soon we'll have all yours!"
Neither couch potato, pizza delivery man, nor bicyclist is safe from Waste Repo in the video clip available below. You can also check out the band's previously posted video for "Fatal Feast" at this location. Municipal Waste dropped new album "The Fatal Feast" on April 10th, 2012. More...
French act Fallen Joy has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Inner Supremacy," which will see release through Spread the Metal Records. Check out the clip below. Fallen Joy will also be performing at the Spread the Metal Festival in June alongside Kataklysm, Morbid Angel, and more. Full details on the fest can be found here.
Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk, who recently challenged Limp Bizkit to create the “heaviest, most crazy metal record of all time," have now set “Consume Rapture” as the title of their second album.
"Consume Rapture" is due out for release in June via The Light of Damnation Records. The follow up to 2010’s “Immute: Jackals” is once again being produced and mixed by David Hart, the band’s lead guitarist/vocalist.
The album will be mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, DEATH, SWANS, MASTODON, CONVERGE, BARONESS, CLUTCH) in New Windsor, New York. Further details will be announced as they are made available.
Finnish progressive metal band Oddland posted up behind the scenes footage featuring the making of the debut album "The Treachery Of Senses." The album is due out on April 30, 2012 (EU) and May 8, 2012 (North America).
The track listing for "The Treachery Of Senses" is as follows:
Death Angel's Ted Aguilar talked to ArmyOfOneTV on April 26th at Bogie's in Albany, NY. On this video Ted Aguilar discusses the writing process of its new material and the problem crossing the border from Canada to the States when they were coming back from Montreal. Death Angel is currently supporting on Sepultura's North American Kairos Tour .
Minnesota act Reflections has now released the new album "The Fantasy Effect," and the entire release is available for streaming online. You can check out the songs in the player below or by heading over to Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:
2. Ms. Communication
3. Good Push
4. Picture Perfect
5. An Artifact
6. Advance Upon Me Brethren
8. ... And Found
9. Rotations More...
Greek black metal act Naer Mataron is releasing a new 7" EP titled "I Am The Light Of The World." The EP features Vicotnik from Dødheimsgard handling the vocals, and the run will be limited to 500 copies, with ordering information available here.
Insision will be releasing a 15th anniversary double CD entitled "15 Years of Exaggerated Torment." The cover, viewable here, was made by designer Artist "Rian" in Indonesia.
The double CD will be released through Sevared Records in the U.S on May 25th at the Maryland Deathfest. A European release is set for June 1st, 2012. The CD was produced by Insision and engineered by Anders Ericsson from Off Beat Studio. Insision commented:
"We feel proud to have stayed solid throughout these years. Right now we're working hard to create new songs for our upcoming full length CD which hopefully will be our strongest release up to date.
"We don't have a recording date settled but as soon as everything falls into place and feels dark'n'fast enough we will start recording. All credits to the loyal fans of Death Metal who Supported Insision through these 15 years."