Metal News for April 3, 2017
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Greek band Disharmony - not to be confused with another Athens band of the exact same name that released latest album "Goddamn The Sun" last month - is due to drop second full-length album "The Abyss Noir" via GrimmDistribution on April 20th.
Ahead of that release, today we're exclusively premiering a lyric video for the title track off the album. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
Formed over two decades ago, Disharmony loves to combine various music influences ranging across heavy, doom, power, and progressive metal. After three demo releases, the band released debut full length titled "Shades Of Insanity" in 2014 via Noisehead Records, leading the band to open for legendary bands like Sanctuary and Arch Enemy in Greece and Cyprus.
A canvas of emotions, art, power, and melody comprise follow-up album "The Abyss Noir," with the title track featuring a dissonant riff progression together with sensational vocal deliveries.
01. The Abyss Noir
02. Vain Messiah
04. This Caravan
05. Disposable Heroes (Metallica cover)
06. A Song For A Friend More...
Ontario metal quintet Falsifier shifts into high gear with new single, “Depraved," which can be heard below. A reflection on the moral corruption and indifference that has surfaced in the modern world, the single serves as a poignant reminder to rise above societal apathy.
Later this year, Falsifier will release a debut full-length album including the "Depraved" single, and in the mean time you can catch the band live on these impending dates:
4/3/2017 Henderson, NV Eagle Aerie Hall
4/4/2017 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
4/5/2017 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
4/6/2017 Portland, OR Analog Theater
4/8/2017 Seattle, WA Studio 7 More...
Danish tech metal powerhouse The Interbeing just signed a worldwide deal with Long Branch Records. Six years after debut album "Edge Of The Obscure," the five-piece group is back with a new banger: "Among The Amorphous" will be released through Long Branch Records on June 23rd.
Dystopian concept album "Among The Amorphous" has a sinister David Lynch feel to throughout, while the massive sections of polyrhythmic Meshuggah-inspired sonances entirely envelop the listener.
The album was mixed by producer Jonas Haagensen and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios (Volbeat, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Pretty Maids). More info and preorders are to be announced soon. More...
Brazilian metal crew Siriun is gearing up to release debut album "In Chaos We Trust" on May 19th, and today the "Mass Control" single comes online.
Produced and mixed by guitarist / vocalist Alexandre Castellan and with mastering undertaken by Alan Douches (The Black Dahlia Murder, Revocation), the global introduction to Siriun is wrapped in the glorious artwork of Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin.
"In Chaos We Trust" is the next step in Siriun's hungry assault on the metal scene, with the new line-up of guitarist Elvis Damigo, bassist Ricardo Amorim, and drummer Braulio Drumond alongside Alexandre. The full track listing is as follows:
The organizers of this year's Bloodstock Festival are very excited to announce Ghost as the Saturday night headliner.
This will be Ghost's first ritual at Bloodstock and watching the stage show after dark is sure to be quite the religious experience, Check out a taster of what might be in store via a clip from Hellfest 2016 below.
A Nameless Ghoul informs us: “We are absolutely chuffed to finally be playing at the classic Bloodstock Over the years we have heard so many great things about it and now, to be able to headline one of the nights, is a great honour and we are very much looking forward to it. Thank you all and see you there!"
Bloodstock 2017 will take place from August 10th - 13th at Catton Park, Derbyshire. More...
Carpathian Forest, Disharmonic Orchestra, Sabiendas, and Antropomorphia have been added to the line-up of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017.
The ninth edition of Netherlands' loudest festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017, once again at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. The line-up is currently shaping up as follows (with more still to be announced):
Carpathian Forest (No)
Disharmonic Orchestra (At)
Extreme Noise Terror (Uk)
Merciless (Se) - Last Show Ever!
Our Survival Depends On Us (At)
Verwoed (Nl) More...
Nargaroth today reveals a special broadcast about upcoming seventh album, "Era of Threnody," which is set for international release on May 16th via Inter Arma Productions. In this broadcast, mainman Ash and partner Bernth discuss the new album's recording and its central themes - listen in below. The "Era of Threnody" track listing is as follows:
1. Dawn of Epiphany
2. Whither Goest Thou
3. Conjunction Underneath The Alpha Weel
4. ...As Orphans Drifting In A Desert Night
5. The Agony Of A Dying Phoenix
6. Epicedium To A Broken Dream
7. Love Is A Dog From Hell
8. Era Of Threnody
10. My Eternal Grief, Anguish Neverending More...
Way, way back in '96 before even "Unreal Tournament," id Software released "Quake," a game that put multiplayer FPS death matches on the map and featured a soundtrack by none other than Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
Now that classic FPS "Doom" received an updated version last year with a heavy metal soundtrack, "Quake" is also slated for a reboot to be titled "Quake Champions." Based on the trailers released so far, it sounds like we can look forward to another heavy industrial soundtrack and some fast-paced fragging of friends and family!
There's no official release date yet, but a closed Beta is set to begin April 6th, so its a good bet we'll see the game this year and likely sooner rather than later. More...
Norway's Dødsritual and new offering "Under Sort Sol" is radical, twisted, vicious, and progressive. Filled with all manner of haunted, unexpected melodies, harbored over ten tracks and 46+ minutes, the album will drop April 25th, with pre-orders now online here.
1. Under Sort Sol
2. Lost in the Remains
3. Dømt til å leve
4. Alt Lys er Slukket
6. A Glorious Past
7. The Eternal Return
8. The Visitor
9. Oh Nemesis
10. Dark Hole More...
Prog Sphere Promotions just released the second edition of the "Progotronics" compilation series. Listen in below or grab your own copy at Bandcamp here on a name-your-price basis.
"Progotronics 2" includes 16 songs covering prog metal, psychedelic, post-rock, jazz fusion, and more. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Scars Divide – Sons of Terminator (Part I & II)
2. Sleeping in Traffic – Listen Up!
3. Septa – 11th: Omen
4. Epic Mind – The Voyage
5. Hyaena – The Only Constant
6. Auracle – King Citrus
7. CGSW – Ritual
8. Nahima – Au Souffle Du Vent
9. Andre LaFosse – Show Me The Longest Route Home
10. Daughters of Kilimanjaro – Kilimanjaro
11. Teller Ulam – El Primer Paso
12. Hoverflo – Plane Mane
13. ENINE – Lost Seabird
14. zagwuan – Un Día Como Hoy
15. Space Juice – Stole Me
16. Kylver – The Feast of the Mountain Ghost More...
Norwegian sludgy noise makers Timeworn return with second full-length album “Venomous High,” the follow-up to 2015’s critically lauded debut “Luminescent Wake.”
Recorded at Oslo’s legendary Caliban Studios, the new album contains nine tracks and is set for release on June 2nd via Fysisk Format. Pre-orders are now available at this location.
Meanwhile, the first single “The Infectious Gloom” is already streaming below, while the full track listing is as follows:
1. Measure of Gold
2. All Chiefs
3. The Trail
4. Black Peak Blues
5. The Infectious Gloom
6. Ur Syntax
7. Night of Owls
8. Traitors to the crown
9. Venomous High More...
Even the haziest of musical entities undergo some process of regeneration between records. Ides Of Gemini is no different, but the journey from 2012 debut "Constantinople" and its formidable follow-up "Old World New Wave" - both released via Neurosis' Neurot Recordings - to brand new studio album "Women," has been a turbulent and challenging one.
Original drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson incurred a career-threatening injury while on tour in the U.S. in 2015, causing guitarist J. Bennett and vocalist (and then-bassist) Sera Timms to reassess their next move. After enlisting Scott Batiste of Saviours as a stand-in drummer for a short west coast tour, a new alliance was formed and Scott soon became a permanent member.
The band then expanded to a quartet for the first time, as Sera relinquished her bass playing duties to newcomer Adam Murray. "Women" is set for release April 28th via Rise Above Records. The new album is both a dramatic leap forward for these idiosyncratic spirit guides and their most direct and impactful collection of songs to date. More...
Shores Of Null is a Rome-based metal band formed in 2013 waving the flag of sorrow in the now vibrant doom metal scene. The band inked a deal with Candlelight Records and released the debut album "Quiescence" back in 2014.
Intense live promotional activity followed: three European tours (with Novembre/Isole, Hooded Menace/Mourning Beloveth and Doom raiser), several Italian tours (with Primordial, Moonsorrow, Saturnus, Negura Bunget, Harakir, I For The Sky amongst others) and an appearance at Inferno Festival (NO), Eindhoven Metal Meeting (NL), Candlefest and Doom Over London (UK), Metal Over Malta (MT), The End Of The Third Day (ES), Doom Over Greece (GR), Doom Over Sofia (BG).
The time is now ripe for a new album in 2017: "Black Drapes For Tomorrow." The title leaves no room for misinterpretations; Shores Of Null ius back with a burden of gloom and darkness. The entire recording, mixing, and mastering process has been entrusted once again to Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance). Due out April 14th, album's track listing is as follows: More...
Dead Swords - the brand new New Jersey-based outfit comprised of Alex Rosamilia of The Gaslight Anthem and Corey Perez (Bottomfeeder, I Am The Avalanche, Let Me Run) - is pleased to announce its first physical release titled "Skeletons and Broken Souls," a vinyl offering of the band’s two EPs.
Recorded with Frank Marra at North End Recording Studios, all eight songs from the group's current catalog can be streamed and downloaded via Bandcamp here, with the full vinyl package including expanded artwork by Rosamilia himself available for purchase on Friday, May 5tb.
"I didn't want it to be a solo-focused project that was called 'Alex Rosamilia’,” said Rosamilia of the inception of Dead Swords. “I asked Corey [Perez] if he would want to join me because we have similar tastes on a lot of things even outside of music so I knew there would be no confusion as to the direction or aesthetic of this project."
Dead Swords will be making a first U.S. appearance at the end of April, with more music and live dates to be announced very soon:
4/29 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads w/ The Scandals, Gates, Nine Eighteen, D’arcy More...
Where the fast tempos, low-register, complex guitar riffs of thrash meets the brutality of death metal, you will find Canada's Mortor.
Today the band has released new track "Pleasure Of Hate" off upcoming album "Burn Up The Dead," which is set for release April 21st via CDN Records. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Pleasure of Hate
2. Cross the Line
3. Burn Up the Dead
4. A Place in Hell
5. Hail Guns
6. The Executioner
8. Sold to Bleed
10. Bloody Mess
11. Count the Days
12. Beg for Lead More...
Thunderosa just completed a major run of shows in the Texas capital area, including at the South By Southwest festival and capped off with a successful April opening for Jackyl.
Theses shows are the culmination of the band's 20-year anniversary. In the spirit of this momentous occasion, the band is asking long-time fans to post pictures of their old school merch on Twitter or Facebook and tag the band. This will give fans a chance to be depicted on the band's forthcoming record.
Thunderosa will also be hitting the road next month to play Georgia, Texas, and Arizona (the band's birthplace) on these dates:
5/04-Clermont Lounge, Atlanta, GA
5/05-TBA NC or GA
5/06-Avondale Mayham Fest, Atlanta, GA
5/13-Dos XX Rally, Seguin, Texas
5/19-Der Diwail, Fredericksburg, Texas
5/20-Deadhorse, San Angelo, Texas
5/21-Rockhorse, El Paso, Texas
5/24-Monte Vista Hotel, Flagstaff, AZ
5/25-Chopper John's Phoenix, AZ
5/26-Bashful Bandit Tucson, AZ
5/27-The Quarry Bisbee, AZ More...
Magic Bullet Records today confirms the impending May release of "Largo," the pummeling new full-length album by Tampa, Florida's corrosive quartet Meatwound, in addition to issuing a trailer and more info on the LP.
After a successful run in support of the "Addio" debut, Meatwound returns with seven more songs of ungodly sonic devastation under the title "Largo." While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found intact on this release, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding tracks this time around.
The aural attack was once again captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, Florida, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.
1. Haunted House
3. Jungle Heart
4. Reproduction Blues
5. Middle Earth
7. Largo More...
Like a Lovecraftian novel, death metal knows no bounds. It's themes are often filled with outlandish creatures and horrors that challenge the everyday monotony of our existence. It's through these musical and lyrical themes that we are afforded an opportunity to truly be free... to live among the creatures that dwell in our subconscious minds.
Straight from the deepest, darkest recesses of the mind is born a partnership of musical aberration crawling from the murk as Fumigation and The Path To R'lyeh come together. This brutal two-some joined forces for a CDN Records split CD, aptly-titled "Invasion."
02. Forced Vaginal Harbourage
03. Earwigs & Earwax
04. A Beard Full of Maggots
THE PATH TO R'LYEH
05. Dream Eater
06. The Book Made of Human Skin
07. Extra-Terrestrial Abomination
08. Y'ha-ntlei's Awakening More...
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After "The Devil's Candy" last month, another horror movie is about to arrive via Video On Demand streaming services this Friday that will be of particular interest to metal fans.
Featuring Amy Groening from the exceedingly metal TV show "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" and Ellen Wong ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), new 80s inspired horror flick "The Void" has left the festival circuit and will be available digitally on April 7th.
Drawing heavily on Lovecraftian lore and with clear nods to "The Thing," "In The Mouth Of Madness," and other classic creature feature flicks, "The Void" focuses on practical effects over CGI and will no doubt inspire a horde of technical death metal albums in the not-too-distant future.
Showcasing the power of fan choice through crowd funding, the movie was funded via IndieGoGo on the strength of a proof-of-concept trailer highlighting practical effects sadly missing from most modern horror flicks.
Check out the latest trailer below and get ready to go mad in just four more days! More...
Vancouver's Ninjaspy will release next full-length album "Spüken" on April 14th, 2017. The album is once again produced by GGGarth Richardson and Ben Kaplan and follows 2013 EP / graphic novel "No Kata."
The crowd funded album raised $15,000 and features a culmination of nearly a decade of songs that have been narrowed down to an epic 10 track experience demonstrating downbeats to breakdowns and a weaving of reggae, hardcore, metal and much more.
Before "Spüken" hits stereos and iPods around the world, Ninjaspy today releases single "Become Nothing" - listen in below. The album's full track listing is as follows:
1. Speak (4:43) [watch the video here]
2. Shuriken Dance (4:02)
3. Brother Man (4:54)
4. Dead Duck Dock (4:45)
5. Become Nothing (3:18)
6. What! (3:08)
7. Jump Ya Bones! (3:55)
8. Grip The Cage (4:10)
9. Azaria (4:02)
10. Slave Vehemence (5:44) More...
Utah-based scrap metal band and recent Revival Recordings-signee Charlatan is thrilled to announce forthcoming album "Remarkable" is due out April 7th, 2017. The 10-track album was produced and engineered by Dan Whittaker of High Vibe Recordings and features the band's newest single, "China," which can be seen as a music video below.
Back in February, the band unleashed first single and music video "The Sick Nasty," a song that is about finding one's inner happiness and the way in which individuals go about finding it. Charlatan can be defined by a willingness to embrace the odd and taboo by poking fun at reality through sarcasm, irony and humor to show taking things too seriously only limits people in expressing their ideas. More...
The upcoming Deus Otiosus album "Opposer" is now streaming in full online ahead of release. "Opposer" will be officially released by Great Dane Records on April 30th and features the following track listing:
1. Kneel 03:36
2. Disturbing the dead 04:16
3. Stand your ground 03:45
4. Haunter 04:28
5. Towering flames 05:12
6. The opposer 04:03
7. To the graves 03:58
8. Return to slavery 04:26
9. Greater horror 04:05
10. March of the unworthy 04:12
Dark, harsh, and downright heavy, burgeoning French band TreyHarsh offers a sound drawing from sub-genres as diverse as thrash and sludge.
With a new album on the horizon, today we're premiering an advance stream of new track "Farewell" to give a taste of what's to come - check it out below and let us know what you think!
The band’s first full length album “Reverse” was released in 2013 and was the result of two years full of intense work and perseverance. Featuring eleven songs, the album garnered enthusiastic reactions in the French metal scene and allowed TreyHarsh to play multiple shows across France, opening up for well-known groups such as Supuration and The Ocean.
Now four years later, the quartet is ready to release sophomore album “When The Sun Sets In The East." Mixed and mastered by R3myBoy, the new album is set for release on April 5th via THRecords. Like what you hear below? Be sure to follow the band over at Facebook here. More...
Internationally-renowned outfit Lamb Of God was recently announced as support for headlining metal legends Slayer, along with fellow supporting death metal group Behemoth this summer. The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12th in Bemidji, MN, winding up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20th. Tickets are on sale now via this location.
In addition to these dates, Lamb Of God is today announcing select headline one-off dates throughout the Slayer tour. Behemoth will provide direct support during these special performances.
Stops include Grand Rapids, MI, Montreal, QC, St. Louis, MO and Salt Lake City, UT. See below for a full listing of confirmed shows and pick up tickets for the Lamb Of God headline dates starting this Friday, April 7th at 10am local time via Lamb Of God's website here.
7/12 Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
7/13 Rock Fest 2017, Cadott, WI (Slayer and LAMB OF GOD on this bill)
7/15 Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI (Slayer and LAMB OF GOD on this bill)
17/6 Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park, Chicago, IL (Slayer, LAMB OF GOD and Behemoth on this bill)
7/17 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
7/18 Express Live!, Columbus, OH
7/20 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
7/21 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
7/23 Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
7/24 M TELUS, Montreal, QC (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
7/25 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
7/27 Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
7/28 Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
7/30 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
7/31 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer) More...
American death metal miscreants Shed The Skin - featuring members of Incantation, Ringworm, ex-Blood Of Christ - will embark on the "Spread The Bloodshed" mini-tour next month. First blood will be spilled in Montreal, Quebec on May 11th, with the final slaughtering to take place in Chicago, Illinois on May 14th (see full list of dates below).
Joining Shed The Skin on all dates are fellow brutalizers FaithXtractor. As a very special addition, two dates will see the bloodletting of newly-revamped purveyors of epic dark metal Blood Of Christ, returning after a fourteen-year hiatus. More...
Anewrage released a video clip for the new song "Upside Down." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Life-Related Symptoms," which drops via Scarlet Records this Friday, April 7th.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Upside Down
2. My Worst Friend
5. Evolution Circle
6. Floating Man
7. The 21st Century
8. Life Is You
10. All The Way
12. Clockwork Therapy
13. Wolves And Sirens
Check out "Upside Down" here: More...
International black metal super group Lebenssucht - an amalgamation of members of bands such as Humanitas Error Est, Rogash, Arnwald - announced the addition of new guitarist Irleskan.
Irleskan is the vocalist/guitarist of Austrian black metal act Svarta. Upon joining Lebenssucht, he commented: "I feel honored to become a part of this band and am very much looking forward to sharing the stage with them in the future." More...
German traditional metal act Black Hawk announced the first details of the upcoming sixth studio album entitled "The End of the World." The album is set to drop on May 19th via Pure Underground Records, a division of Pure Steel Records.
The album's track listing and album artwork can be viewed here:
1. Return of the Dragon (Intro)
2. Streets of Terror
3. Killing for Religion
4. What A World
5. Ruler of the Dark
6. The End of the World
7. Scream in the Night
8. Legacy of Rock
9. Just Like in Paradise
10. Dancing With My Demons
11. Dragonride '17 More...
Germany's SpiteFuel is streaming the entire debut release "Second To None" over at Deaf Forever's website at this location.
The album will be streaming until the album drops via MDD Records on April 7th. "Second To None" features eleven high-quality heavy rock tracks that build a musical bridge between Judas Priest, Accept and elements of Queensryche. In short, "Second To None" offers almost everything that makes the heavy rock heart beat higher and harder!
The track listing for "Second to None" is:
1. On Burning Wings
3. By My Hand
4. Whorehouse Symphony
6. Sleeping With Wolves
7. Adamah's Tribes
8. Triad Of Faith
10. Devil's Darling
11. It Remains Empty Forever
Italian band Tytus, fresh from the success of the album debut of "Rises," will undertake a tour later this month which will see the band head across the east and north of Europe. It starts on April 21 in Schio, Italy. The shows carry the slogan "be metal blaring"!
Confirmed dates are:
Apr 21 | Schio, IT
Apr 22 | Vienna, AUT
Apr 23 | Ostrava, CZ
Apr 25 | Rochlitz, DE
Apr 26 | Prague, CZ
Apr 27 | Nurnburg, DE
Apr 28 | Linz, AUT
Apr 29 | Munich, DE More...
Romanian doom metal act Gothic issued a new video clip for the song "Shadow Man." The song is lifted from the band's third studio album "Demons," which was issued back in late January through Loud Rage Music.
The video was mixed by the band's leader, Alin Petrut, with post-production by Razvan Alexandru (Abigail). Check it out here: