Metal News for April 4, 2011
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William DuVall (Alice In Chains, Comes With the Fall, Neon Christ) is producing a feature-length documentary film about Atlanta’s hardcore punk scene. Under the working title, "All Alone Together," the film spotlights two generations of hardcore kids- those who jump-started the scene in the early 1980s and the new generation of kids who are carrying it forward in the present day.
Funding for the project is being sought via kickstarter. Visit this page to see how you can get involved and contribute to the project.
Mexican doom rockers Maligno will release their third album "The Funeral Domine" in May. The CD was recorded by Maligno at La Nave studios in Monterrey, Mexico and was mixed at 7hertz Studios in Los Angeles, California with American producer/engineer Billy Anderson. The effort was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.
"The Funeral Domine" features collaborations with the acclaimed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Testament guitar legend Alex Skolnick. The cover artwork for "The Funeral Domine" can be viewed below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Beginning
3. Great White Throne
6. The Curse
7. Emperors Fall
8. Coffin of Dreams
9. We Shall Descend More...
Tearing themselves free from the depths of hell to ravage the metal community once again come the Greek demons comprising Septicflesh, a band at the pinnacle of symphonic death metal. The 2008 album "Communion" may have been a monstrosity that hit plenty of "best of" lists, but it was really only a teaser for the new release "The Great Mass" (reviewed here).
"The Great Mass" is nearly upon us, and the demons are on the warpath to herald the coming destruction. Sonic magicians Christos Antoniou and Sotiris Anunnaki V have shared their vision of the coming mass with Metalunderground.com, explaining the composition of the album and working with the Filmharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Prague to hit the right balance of death metal and orchestral elements. More...
Horseback has posted the track “Veil Of Maya (The Lamb Takes the Lion)” off the second disc from the band's upcoming release "The Gorgon Tongue" online. The song can be heard now at the band’s Facebook page. "The Gorgon Tongue," which combines the "Impale Golden Horn" and "Forbidden Planet" albums together as a two-disc set, will see its release on May 10th.
"Impale Golden Horn," Jenks Miller’s 2007 solo debut as Horseback, was previously released on CD via Burly Time / Holidays for Quince and is now out-of-print. "Forbidden Planet" is the most recent of Horseback recordings that was just released as a cassette only release through Brave Mysteries.
Horseback's Relapse debut "The Invisible Mountain" is streaming in its entirety at this location.
Sweden’s Inevitable End has posted the first preview track “Memento” off the forthcoming album "The Oculus" online now via the band’s Facebook page. "The Oculus" was recorded at HoBoRec Studio in Huskvarna, Sweden with producer Ulf Blomberg and is set for a May 24th North American release date. The cover artwork can also be viewed below.
The Oculus, the follow-up album to 2009’s "The Severed Inception," will be available on CD and digitally. The album’s complete track listing is as follows: “Tell Us, Parasites,” “Escaping The Black Hole,” “Zen,” “Dogmaties Paralies,” “The Supreme Treachery,” “The Oculus,” “While Surpassing Ether,” “Vergelmer,” “Chamber of Apathy,” “Memento,” “Me Tem Psy Cho Sis,” “Cadaver Inc,” and “Of Sublime Dimensions.”
Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero has become the National Spokesperson for Fallen Blue, an organization created as a means to provide support, both emotional and financial, for the families of police officers who are killed outside the line of duty. Outside of drumming for Twisted Siste, Mr. Pero has dedicated his life to helping others less fortunate with his charity work.
"My name is A.J. Pero and I play drums for the Heavy Metal Band, TWISTED SISTER. I have been asked by John and Rachael from Fallen Blue to be a part of the Brotherhood. I jumped at the opportunity. I have become the National Spokesperson for this non-profit organization called Fallen Blue. I am honored to be a part of this family, this vital organization. I will help out 150%, so we can achieve our goals. Our goals are to help the families of these brave men and women who die outside the line of duty. When a police officer is killed outside the line of duty - whether accidentally or by their own hand due to job related stress - they don't receive the benefits. Some families can't even afford to have a funeral, never mind future bills. I've experienced that years ago when a friend on the job, stressed out and emotionally fried, shot himself. Our neighborhood stood together to help the wife and children. We had benefits and cookouts to raise money, but it just wasn't enough. This organization can and will become vital nationwide if we all recognize this is a reality and pull together our resources for all Law Enforcement Officers. Even though there are many different branches, we are all the same underneath and need to be treated as such. We would also like to eventually erect a physical Memorial where we can go and honor those killed outside the line of duty."
Rotten Sound kicked off the band's "Cursed To Tour" headlining European tour this weekend in Germany. This month-long tour, in support of the group's brand new album "Cursed," also includes Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, and Haust. Following this tour, Rotten Sound will head to Japan for the Kabuto Metal Fest alongside Morbid Angel and The Haunted.
"Cursed" debuted at #25 on the official Finnish album charts and at #7 on the Rumba Magazine chart. The music video for "Hollow" can also be viewed here, or you can catch the band live on the following dates:
04/04/11 Prague, Czech Republic Exit Chmelnice w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/05/11 Bratislava, Slovenia Randal Club w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/06/11 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/07/11 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/08/11 Mezzago, Italy Bloom w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/09/11 Rome, Italy Init w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/10/11 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo Werk 21 w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/11/11 Paris, France Le Glaz’Art w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/12/11 London, United Kingdom Underworld w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/13/11 Plymouth, United Kingdom The White Rabbit w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate
04/14/11 Colchester, United Kingdom Arts Center w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate
04/15/11 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Club w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/16/11 Sneek, Netherlands Bolwerk
04/17/11 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/18/11 Lyngby, Denmark Templet w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/19/11 Gothenburg, Sweden Henriksberg w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/21/11 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/22/11 Turku, Finland Klubi w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
04/23/11 Jyvaskyla, Finland Lutakko
04/24/11 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi w/ Trap Them, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
05/21/11 Osaka/Namba, Japan Hatch w/ Morbid Angel, The Haunted, etc as part of Kabuto Metal Fest
Decibel magazine's Deciblog is hosting a full album stream of the new release from Bay Area metallers Vicious Rumors. The album "Razorback Killers," which will see release this coming Tuesday April 5th, is the first studio album from Vicious Rumors in over five years. Listen to the album in its entirety at this location.
The cover artwork can be viewed below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
3. Razorback Blade
4. Blood Stained Sunday
5. Pearl Of Wisdom
6. All I Want Is You
7. Axe To Grind
8. Let The Garden Burn
9. Rite Of Devastation
10. Deal With The Devil More...
Last Chance To Reason has debuted a brand new track, "Programmed for Battle," through MetalSucks.net. You can check out the song by heading over to this location. "Programmed for Battle" is off the upcoming album "Level 2."
The band's Prosthetic debut, "Level 2," hits the streets on April 12th in North America. Last Chance To Reason is currently out with Wretched and Sons of Aurelius for a run of dates, before hitting the New England Metal Fest on April 16th.
A previously uploaded tour diary from Last Chance to Reason is also available by clicking here.
Infestus will be releasing a third album titled "E x | I s t" on May 16th in Europe and May 17th in North America. Two new songs from the album are now available for streaming through the Debemur Morti Productions website. Head here to listen to the tracks "Down Spiral Depersonification" and "Der Blick hinaus."
The album's cover artwork can be viewed at this location and the track listing is as follows:
2. Down Spiral Depersonification
3. Darkness Blazing In The Flame Of Fire
4. Torn Observer
5. Mirror Mind Reality
6. Der Blick hinaus
7. Descend Direction Void
Estonian death metal band Nihilistikrypt released the new album "Psykhosis" on March 28th, 2011 through Nailboard Records. The band is now streaming three song from the release online. You can check out the songs "TheRapist," "Amateur Surgeon," and "Fleshmaker" at the band's MySpace page.
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Amateur Surgeon
4. C.O.D.: Autopsy
5. Extraterrestrial Consumption
6. Rotting From Within
7. Perpetum Cruoris
8. Hydrogenic Mutants
9. Sane Insanity
10. Mental Breakdown
Derelict recently conducted an interview with the online zine HatredMeansWar, in which the band discussed the band's plan for an upcoming album and tour dates. Excerpts from the interview follow.
HatredMeansWar: Can you update us with what is going on with the band these days?
Eric: We're working pretty hard to promote our new EP, getting it out there, getting people to respond to it. Meanwhile we're writing the rest of our next album, which we're finishing in studio this Fall. In between we're playing lots of shows, and dealing with our van that seems to break down every 3 days, haha.
HatredMeansWar:Do you have any touring plans for the upcoming future?
Eric: With our next album, we're hoping to get out of Canada and go either to the US or Europe. The only real challenge is money. Time off from jobs, repairing vehicles, paying for touring visas... Those are the obstacles. They're not insurmountable, but they require time to prepare for. Rising gas prices and declining in-store CD sales really don't help. We'll also be touring Canada again at some point. Right now though the main focus is the next album.
HatredMeansWar:When can we expect the next full length?
Eric: We very much hope to have it out before the end of 2011. If all goes well there will be a string of release shows in Canada in Fall 2011. It all depends on some business details but that's really the goal.More...
Loudblast has announced the band's new album "Frozen Moments Between Life And Death" will be released on April 18th, 2011. The album was mixed by producer Peter Tägtgren at the legendary Abyss Studio in Sweden. Loudblast is now streaming a new song from the album online, titled "Emptiness Crushes My Soul." You can check out the new track by heading over to Radiometal.com at this location.
Behind-the-scenes footage of the band shooting a video for the song is also available here. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Frozen moments between life and death
2. Neverending 'blast
3. Emptiness crushes my soul
4. Cold blooded kind
5. Towards oneness
6. Nosce te ipsum
7. The bitter seed
8. Hazardous magic
9. To bury an empire
Municipal Waste front man Tony Foresta is one of the musicians featured in "The Blood Vomits," a new animated comedy series set in a violent medieval world.
"The Blood Vomits" tells the tale of Mad Dog, Nails, and their friend, Father Macgregor, as they rape and pillage their way into your hearts. The voices for the three lead roles are provided by Gwar's Oderus Urungus, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, and Municipal Waste's Tony Foresta respectively.
Tony Foresta comments: "I'm really excited to be a member of The Blood Vomits. I'm really thrilled to be working with these idiots."
You can also watch a trailer for "The Blood Vomits" and get more information on the project at this location.
Sweden's DeathDestruction has posted a third studio video clip online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"DeathDestruction recorded three bonus song for their first EP release on April 18th, out on Sony Music Sweden. Here's the third episode of how the recording went... Cheers!"
The previously uploaded second studio video clip is also still available for viewing at this location.
Danish heavy metal/rock and roll outfit, Volbeat has posted their new music video online for the song, "16 Dollars." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven," which has achieved Gold status in Germany after selling over 100,000 copies.
Swashbuckle has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:
"The 'Buckle is proud to announce our new drummer Legendary Pirate King Eric 'The' Brown, a.k.a. Longer John Silver, b.k.a. 'Lojo,' p.k.a. Eric W. Brown of notable Destroy Destroy Destroy / Inferi / Vale of Pnath / Collapse / Magic Hammer / Rainbowdragoneyes fame. It is with heavy hearts that we part ways with Bootsmann Collins, but alas his dream of becoming a dancer for The Underwater Rockettes has finally become a reality. Goodnight sweet prince, good morrow Legendary Pirate King! L.P.K. Eric is ready to smash faces and will join us for the first time on stage this spring/summer for our run of European festival shows."
A video clip of the band's new drummer can also be viewed below.
Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we give our readers a look at a few underground bands from scenes around the world to help spread the word about them. In March, I had the chance to do a short tour in Japan, and one of the tour stops was the city of Nagoya. While there, I had the opportunity to share the stage with and meet some of the prominent members of the Nagoya scene.
The members of Deaflock, formed in 2000, spend their days breaking their backs and risking their digits in the factories of Nagoya's industrial wasteland outskirts, and their nights breaking their necks in the city's downtown metal clubs with their own brand of Bay Area thrash. Bringing to mind acts such as Exodus, Heathen, Vio-lence, and Forbidden, Deaflock has an impressive knack for drawing out the rumbling hook and face stomping rhythms, with hints of melody and progressive elements as well. Signed to Arctic Music Group in the U.S. and Alkemist Fanatix in Europe for the re-release of its debut full length album, “Reality of False Pasts,” which first saw the light of day in April of 2008, Deaflock is now looking to break out in a big way, with plans for the next installment of their catalog to be released sometime next year. The band has also appeared on locally released compilation albums put out by various underground labels in Japan. More...
A memorial was held this past Sunday for Frankie Sparcello, bassist of the legendary band Exhorder, at the Hangar in New Orleans, Louisiana. The reception included his remains displayed on a pedestal, many pictures of Frankie with his friends and family and friends, and a few friends, including Kyle Thomas, who spoke about their favorite moments with Frankie.
Kyle Thomas stated after the memorial, "Thanks to everyone that came to share our last gathering with Frankie. It's been tough for all of us, but it seems like his family really appreciated everything yesterday. That's good enough for me!"
Frankie Sparcello's obituary ran in the Saturday edition of the Times Picayune. It reads: "Frank 'Frankie' Sparcello, Jr. departed this Earth on Tuesday, March 22 2011 at 9:32 a.m. He was 40 years old. Frankie was very loved and is dearly missed by family, friends and fans of his music. An extremely talented musician, he was best known in his field as the bassist for international recording act Exhorder.
Frankie toured the United States and Europe with the band in the 90's and was the current bassist since the band returned to performing in 2009. He was the father of Nikolas Andrew Clogher and Isabella Maria Clogher; and step-father of Lauren and Kali Payne. He is also survived by his wife, Bobbi Sparcello; father Frank Sparcello Sr.; mother Jan Nox, sisters: Pam Ridgel and Jan Sparcello. He had two nephews: Christopher Fontaine and Philip Ridgel, and two nieces: Candice Fontaine LaBiche and Stephanie Ridgel. The family will be holding a memorial on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harvest Family Church, 43052 Yokum Rd., Hammond, LA 70403. (I-12 Service Rd/ Frontage Rd).
Anyone wanting to do a eulogy is welcome and in lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated. The members of Exhorder and friends are holding a celebration of Frankie's life on Sunday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at The Hangar, 1511 South Rendon St., New Orleans, LA 70125. Family friends, and fans of his music are all welcome."
Lebanese death metal act Kult is currently in the process of working on the band's debut album. In the mean time, Kult has now posted a video clip online containing performance footage, which can be viewed below.
The Daily Rock has posted a video interview online with Paul Allender from Cradle of Filth, which can be viewed in the player below. You can also check out footage of the band performing on The Daily Habit at this location.
UVTV has posted a full Ekotren performance online, which can be viewed in the player below. The footage comes from the band's concert at Reggies in Chicago, IL and the set list is as follows:
1. The End Of The Day
2. Blackened Sky
4. Dead Behind The Eyes
5. No Way Out
6. Mask Of Lies
7. A Road To Nowhere
8. Light The Fire
Kromlek has announced the band's new album "Finis Terrae" will be released on April 8th, 2011. The band will also be streaming the new album in its entirety on April 7th through the official Kromlek MySpace page. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed below, and the "Finis Terrae" teaser trailer is also available here.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Iron Age Prelude
2. Nekropolis’ Fall
4. The Cocoon
6. Manjushri aus mir
7. Moritvrvs immortalis
8. Ad Rvbiconem
10. Creation’s Crowning Glory
11. Metropolitan Roots
13. Finis Terræ
Leaves' Eyes will be releasing the new album "Meredead" on April 22nd, 2011. The band has now posted a preview of the song "Kråkevisa" online, which can be heard through the band's MySpace page. Vocalist Liv Kristine commented on the track:
"Kråkevisa (The Crow Song), also called Mannen og Kråka (The Farmer and the Crow), is a traditional folklore in the genre Scandinavian medieval ballads. I know it from primary school as we used to sing it in the school's choir. There are different versions in Norway, which also uses other melodies. It is one of the best known folk tunes in my home country, however, it is also well-known in Sweden, Denmark and across the Faeroe Island. It's interesting that Kråkevisa is said to be related to 'Hákun Ríður Í Timburskóg', the Faeroese children's rhyme. Let me translate Kråkevisa's first verse; first the Norwegian version, then the English one: More...
Margin of Error has teamed up with Fearnet.com to post a new video online for the song "Your Life in Playback," which is off the band's album “What You Are About to Witness." You can check out the video below.
Powerwolf has checked in with the following update about finishing work on the band's new album:
"Halelujah, it's done! After countless days of struggle we have finally finished the work on the upcoming album. Still hard to believe the recording crusade has come to an end - but holding the result in hands we feel more than proud and satisfied.
"We can promise you a goddamn great piece of wolfish metal insanity!"The album will be released in July - right in time for some great live celebrations at the summer festivals Be prepared more more details coming up very soon!"
Swedish death metal act Malfeitor, which recently recruited new drummer Janne (Rudberg) Bjorkenfjall, is currently recording new material. The band has now checked in with the following brief announcement about posting one of the newly recorded tracks online:
"To hell, farewell! New track! The latest track 'To hell, farewell' is now posted on Facebook! A true tribute to the Swedish old school death metal scene!"
You can check out the song by heading over to the band's Facebook page at this location.
Iskald has now finalized the dates and venues for the band's upcoming European tour Abigail Williams and Thulcandra. The details are as follows:
22.05.11 Germany Köln Werkstatt
23.05.11 Belgium Brussels Magasin 4
24.05.11 UK London Barfly
25.05.11 UK Leeds The Well
26.05.11 UK Glasgow Ivory Blacks
27.05.11 UK Nottingham Rock City
29.05.11 UK Manchester Moho Live
30.05.11 UK Bristol The Fleece
31.05.11 Holland Breda Mezz
01.06.11 Germany Trier Grüne Rakete
02.06.11 Germany München Feierwerk, Kranhalle
03.06.11 Austria Salzburg B.lack
04.06.11 Hungary Budapest Metal Fest Open Air
05.06.11 Austria Wien Arena
06.06.11 Austria Graz Explosiv
07.06.11 Slovenia Ljubljana Channel Zero
08.06.11 Italy Bologna Blogos
09.06.11 Austria Innsbruck PMK
10.06.11 Germany Schweinfurt Alter Stattbahnhof
11.06.11 Germany Berlin Lovelite
Finland's Coprophagi has posted a video clip online from the band's first live show in 2009, which can be viewed below. The video will also be part of an upcoming DVD released with a Neutron Hammer split.
Omega Lithium has announced its new album will be titled "Kinetic," and the artwork can be viewed after the jump. The band commented on the album:
"The result sounds fresh, dynamic and haunting throughout. The musicians have thrown all ballast overboard, concentrating on the bare essentials: evocative, danceable songs with concise hooklines and sexy grooves. Machines were fused with rock elements, producing a harmonic whole, and as a result 'Kinetik' has turned into a sort of 'industrial rock dance' album, energetic, explosive and clearly more mass-compatible and open-minded than the densely produced material on their debut."
Vocalist Mya also added: "It's a catchy album which you can't listen to without banging your head or dancing. We've put a lot of love and energy into the production of it and hope that it will pay off. Listening to the material, there can be no doubt about that!"
The track listing is as follows:
02. Dance with Me
03. Strip Me
04. Time of Change
06. Salvation Refused
07. I Am God
09. Cut Forget
12. Kinetik (Mechanic Remix) – only limited edition
27 May 2011 – Europe
07 June 2011 – North America More...
Memoira has issued the following update about writing new material and gearing up to enter the recording studio:
"Hey guys! We got our website done and running finally! The new promos and stuff are also available so go check it out at this location.
"We just have finished writing couple of new songs and they sound awesome! One more to go and then we hit the studio!"
You can also check out Memoira's last demo session update by heading over here.
Between the Buried and Me will release a new LP, titled "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues," on April 12th via Metal Blade Records. The three-song strong, 30 minute release was recorded at Canada's Metalworks Studios and Rattlebox Studios and produced / engineered by the Grammy award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson, Dream Theater, etc.) with the band. In advance of its release, MetalSucks premiered "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" in its entirety here.
The track listing for "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" is as follows:
1. Specular Reflection
2. Augment of Rebirth
3. Lunar Wilderness
Immediately upon the release of "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues," Between the Buried and Me will kick off a full-scale North American headlining tour. The tour will launch on April 15th and feature support from special guests Job For A Cowboy, The Ocean and Cephalic Carnage (on select dates).
Here are the latest Between the Buried and Me tour dates: More...
Germany's Lacrimas Profundere has updated it's upcoming tour schedule, including adding a string of South American shows in late May and early June. The band's upcoming dates are as follows:
Apr 28 Baroeg - Rotterdam, NL Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Apr 29 Walpurgisschlacht Festival - Freizeitzentrum Bostalsee DE-Bostalsee, GERMANY
May 14 Metalvetia - Herisau, CH CH - Herisau, CH, SWITZERLAND
May 27 Discoteca Eztereo 80 - Lima, PE Lima, PERU
May 30 Discoteca DAJU - Tacna, PE Tacna, PERU
Jun 4 CINE 6 DE AGOSTO - La Paz, BOL LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
Jun 11 Wave Gothic Treffen - Leipzig, DE Leipzig, GERMANY
Jul 29 Meet the Beat Festival - Lottstetten, DE Lottstetten, Baden-Würt, GERMANY
Aug 12 ARTmania Festival - Sibiu, RO Sibiu, ROMANIA
Sep 16 Night Side Festival - Exit Chmelnice - PRG Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sep 24 K17 - Berlin - DE Berlin, GERMANY
Heavenwood has uploaded two additional video clips online from the band's "Abyss Masterpiece" showcase, which take place on March 27th. You can check out the video for "The Arcadia Order" below and find the clip for "Morning Glory Clouds" after the jump. The two previously uploaded videos are also still available here.
Folk metal outfit Eluveitie recently finished a North American tour with 3 Inches of Blood, System Divide, and Holy Grail. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Chrigel Glanzmann of Eluveitie sat down with Devin Walsh of HeadbangHere.net for a video interview from Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia, which was the final stop on said tour. While Chrigel is a little quiet, the discussion is an interesting one. Enjoy!
Cleveland metalcore band Affiance has released a new music video for the song "Call To The Warrior" in which the band members play the track on Rock Band and fail their own song. Singer Dennis Tvrdik commented saying, "How did I get a 98% singing to my own voice?!? That's kind of... inaccurate. Ha Ha" while guitarist Brett Wondrak said, "We had an absolute blast playing the song, but I think I will stick to playing my real instrument." The band promises to try harder next time and score at least a 90%. Guitarist Dominic Dickinson checked in to say, "We forgot we were only playing a game! Ha Ha. It felt so real and we kinda made a mess..."
Affiance will take part in the "Never Back Down Tour" with It Prevails, Life On Repeat, and We Are Defiance. Dates are below and will have the band playing throughout the Midwest, East Coast, and down South.
The band's debut album "No Secret Revealed" is out now on Bullet Tooth and the band is currently filming a music video for "Nostra Culpa" that will be launched soon.
Here are the "Never Back Down Tour" dates, featuring It Prevails (Mediaskare), Life On Repeat (Equal Vision), We Are Defiance (Tragic Hero), Affiance (Bullet Tooth), and Stand Your Ground (Rite Of Passage; 5/8-5/29 only): More...
Dubai metal band Nervecell has posted a new song, “All Eyes On Them,” on the band's Facebook Page. The track comes off the upcoming album “Psychogenocide.”
"Psychogenocide" is set to be released in Europe through Lifeforce Records on April 29, 2011 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and May 2, 2011 in the rest of Europe & UK.
Vocalist/guitarist Karl Sanders of Nile makes a guest appearance on vocals on the song "Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)."
Album artwork was handled by Björn Goosses of Killustrations (Aborted, Severe Torture, Zyklon).
The "Psychogenocie" track listing is as follows:
1. Anemic Assurgency
2. Upon An Epidemic Scheme
3. All Eyes On Them
4. Amok Doctrine
7. ??? – Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)
8. The Taste Of Betrayal
9. Driven By Nescience
10. Nation’s Plague
Sons Of Aeon has announced the band's signing to Lifeforce Records. The label has issued the following comments on the signing:
"We at Lifeforce Records are very proud to announce the signing of Finnish metal act Sons of Aeon to our roster. Despite the fact that the band is quite young, these guys have a long background releasing albums and are very experienced live performers as well with altogether well over 1000 played shows under their belts in bands such as Ghost Brigade, Swallow the Sun, Code For Silence, and Endstand among others. Currently Sons of Aeon is busy writing their debut album to be released on Lifeforce Records early 2012 and no, this is not a project band!"
The band comments the signing to Lifeforce Records, “Sons Of Aeon is happy to announce that we have joined the Lifeforce records team! We feel we found a great home for our music and we’re looking forward to rolling our sleeves and getting to work. We’re currently writing more music for our upcoming debut album, we’ll let you know when we have some more detailed information. -Tony, Tapio, Wille, Pasi, Tommi” More...
Swedish industrial metallers Pain, lead by iconic producer Peter Tägtgren, have uploaded the first studio trailer for their upcoming album "You Only Live Twice." "You Only Live Twice" will be out June 3rd, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. Watch the trailer below:
Swedish heavy metal band Hammerfall has posted a new song, "One More Time," online for streaming on the band’s Facebook page. The song comes off of Hammerfall’s eighth studio album, "Infected," which will be released in Europe on May 20th and in North America on June 7th. The album was produced by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF), who also handled mixing duties.
The track listing for "Infected" is as follows:
1. Patient Zero
2. Bang Your Head
3. One More Time
4. The Outlaw
5. Send Me A Sign
6. Dia De Los Muertos
7. I Refuse
8. 666 - The Enemy Within
10. Let's Get It On
A video will be shot with Patrick Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY) of Revolver Film, who also created the album artwork for "Infected."
Los Angeles atmospheric doom metal band Black Math Horseman has announced the following European tour dates:
04/04 - Feierwerk - Munich, GERMANY
04/05 - Stadtwerkstatt - Linz, AUSTRIA
04/08 - Weltecho - Chemnitz, GERMANY
04/09 - UT Connewitz - Leipzig, GERMANY
04/10- Beatpol - Dresden, GERMANY
04/11 - Rosenkeller - Jena, GERMANY
04/13 - MOLOTOW - Hamburg, GERMANY
04/13 - Molotov - Hamburg, GERMANY
04/14 - STEINBRUCH - Duisburg, US
04/15 - Magasin 4 - Brussels, BELGIUM
04/16 - Roadburn @ 013 Venue - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS