Metal News for April 28, 2013
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Freya has revealed the cover artwork for new album "Paragon Of The Crucible." The art was created by Brendon Flynn and is available below. You can also check out Freya's music over at the band's Facebook profile here.
U.S. act Memoir of a Massacre has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:
"Though it may be looked at as unprofessional, after bidding farewell to Jesse, who is moving, MOAM has made the decision to permanently move on without a bass player. In the event that we do attain such a member, we will make this known, but for now, we will move forward as a 4 piece. We WILL still have bass in our music, but it has proven very difficult to locate one for live purposes!"
You can also check out the band's recent "Images" release via the player below. More...
Gothminister posted a new music video for the track "Horrowshow." The track appears on the forthcoming release "Utopia," which is scheduled to drop on May 16th via AFM Records. The album will be released as CD and a limited edition CD, which includes a bonus concert/movie-DVD.
The track listing for "Utopia" is as follows:
1. The New Beginning
2. Someone Is After Me
9. All Alone
12. Raise The Dead
Check out "Horrorshow" here: More...
"Enganoso Coração" ("Deceitful Heart") is the first single off the new EP from Brazilian act Overturn, which will be released in the first half of 2013. The track was recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by Adriel Felipe and can be heard below.
Evertrapped is currently offering the band's latest full-length "The Anomaly" for free. You can check out a teaser trailer for the album below, or snag the tracks by heading over to the band's Facebook profile and leaving a comment that you want a digital copy of the release.
Israel's Distorted Harmony has posted a new video clip online covering "The Small Print" by Muse. Check out the band's version of the track in the player below, or find more info on Distorted Harmony over at Facebook here.
Warmen is now streaming the Phil Collins/Philip Bailey cover "Easy Lover" online, which can be heard below. The band also comments:
"This is a bonus online release cover song while waiting for the album to be released. Guest vocals by Heini Ikonen from Dolla Lova and Hakim Hietikko from For the Imperium. Enjoy!"
Erra has posted a teaser clip online featuring music to appear on an upcoming new album, which can be found below. The band also comments:
"The new album is near its finished mix and you can all look forward to it at the end of this summer! Have you guys checked out this little teaser clip yet?"
After releasing a music video for "384 - Kteis," Tiamat has now posted another video clip for the song "Love Terrorists."
Both songs are taken from new album "The Scarred People" (reviewed here), released by Napalm Records 2012. This new video was directed by Johan Edlund & Ioanna Lampropoulou and can be viewed below. More...
Transhuman has checked in with the following update about working on a new album and music video:
"It's been a bit quiet here on the Tranny page recently so this is a quick update with what's happening.
"Yesterday we shot our first music video for one of our brand new tracks 'Our Last Days,' the raw un-edited footage looks great and we're all buzzing about showing you all the final result in a few weeks time.
"Our album is nearing completion, and sounding heavy as hell. The previous releases 'the fall of man' and '[re]creation' have been incorporated into this project and re-mixed/mastered and also re-recorded for the most part, so we will be chucking you a full length album with 16 ball smashing tracks in total as opposed to the 3rd part in the triptych alone.
"Artwork for this is looking amazing so far, we have a tasty new logo to boot and you will be able to buy the album in July as pretty epic looking digipak.
"There is an album launch party being planned as I write this where we'll be debuting some new un-heard tracks. Basically, everything right now in Tranny land is exciting as hell and we can't wait to show you." More...
Germany's Schwarzer Engel has revealed details on an upcoming EP release. “Schwarze Sonne” is a 4-track EP that will be released via Massacre Records this coming May 24th, 2013.
It will also contain a video clip for the EP’s title track and features guest appearances by Johanna von Orleans (E Nominie) and El Friede (Oomph!). Matthias Bäuerle of Season Zero is responsible for the artwork, available below. More...
Mumbai, India based death/doom act Dormant Inferno has released a new cover online of Motorhead's "The Game."
Check out the track in the player below, or hear more from the band over at Facebook here.
Ensiferum, which recently inked a deal with Metal Blade Records, has checked in with the following announcement about missing the band's scheduled performance at the Hexentanz Festival:
"Unfortunately Ensiferum have been forced to cancel their appearance at Hexentanz Festival festival today. Markus has gotten a bad ear infection and is not able to fly under his doctor's orders.
"We apologize to fans who are going to the festival to see Ensiferum, but hope you understand that this is out of the band's control."
You can still catch the band live: More...
Wasted Shells has posted a trailer online for new album "The Collector," which can be viewed below. You can also check out the band's recently posted video for "Machine" over at this location.
Montreal power metal act Eclipse Prophecy has posted the following message online about seeking a new drummer:
"Hi, everyone, as you all know Landryx has been playing with us for a while now. But as a session drummer, his priorities has changed over the years and it's time for him to pursue his own projects. So, we will be looking for a permanent drummer to fill the place.
"Don't worry! No local concerts will be cancelled and Landryx will be filling the place until we find someone! So nothing is down to ruins and the band is still alive!
"The person we are looking for will need to be motivated and ready for potential tours and concerts. Who will be the lucky one?
"To submit your name : email@example.com. Cheers!" More...
Solstafir has posted a video clip online for the song "Æra," which was filmed during a live performance in Iceland and can be viewed below.
German pioneers Atrocity posted a new music video for the track "Pandæmonium." The song appears on the band's forthcoming new LP "Okkult," the first part in a three part album series. The album is set to drop on May 7, 2013 in the U.S. through Napalm Records. A review for the release can be found over at this location.
The video was directed by Rainer ZIPP Fränzen (Und Action!). Check out "Pandæmonium" here:
Masterplan announced that, due to prior commitments, drummer Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka will be unable to participate in the band's performances on the upcoming Full Metal Cruise, which sets sail on May 5th-12th, 2013. To fill in, the band has tapped Luca Turill's Rhapsody's drummer Alex Landenburg (21 Octayne/Mekong Delta).
Masterplan is about to release the new LP "Novum Initium" on June 14, 2013 through AFM Records. The band welcomes new members: Jari Kainulainen (Ex-Stratovarius) on bass, Skaroupka (Cradle of Filth) on drums and new vocalist Rick Altzi. Landenburg played with Altzi in At Vance, which is how he came to be contacted:
"Rick called me to ask whether I had some time and wanted to do it. I said yes, and later Roland [Grapow] called me and we spoke about the details. Obviously, Rick [with At Vance] and Jari [with Symfonia] are friends of mine, who I have played with before" explains Landenburg.
The Full Metal Cruise starts in Hamburg and will call at three ports: Southampton in the south west of England, La Havre at the French coast of the English Channel and Amsterdam in the Netherlands before returning to Hamburg. Bands scheduled to appear are:
Bembers, Betontod, Blaas Of Glory, Circle II Circle, Devil's Train, Dew-Scented, Doro, Eric Fish, Eskimo Callboy, Firewind, Gamma Ray, Heaven Shall Burn, In Extremo, Kreator, Mambo Kurt, Masterplan, Mutz Unplugged, Onkel Tom, Sabaton, Santiano, U.D.O., Van Canto. More...
Warlord made its long awaited live performances in Greece last week and the band posted some footage from the events. As announced earlier, the shows in Europe included stops in Germany and Greece with the bands new live lineup along side guitarist/founder Bill Tsamis and drummer Mark Zonder, which features Dragonsclaw vocalist Giles Lavery, Philip Bynoe (Ring of Fire) on bass, Paolo Viani (Moonlight Circus) on guitars and Angelo Vafeiadis on keyboards.
The band just issued the new LP "The Holy Empire." Check out footage from the Principal Club Theater in Mylos on April 24, 2013 as the band performs "Black Mass" here:
Brazilian power metal act Hibria posted a new song "Deadly Vengeance," which will appear on the band's forthcoming LP and follow up to the 2011 album "Blind Ride." The new, yet untitled release, will be the the first album to feature new guitarist Renato Osório (Ex-Scelerata).
Check out "Deadly Vengeance" here: