Metal News for April 7, 2012
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19 news articles posted on this day.
Italian metal band Mechanical God Creation recently released its new album "Artifact of Annihilation" on WormHoleDeath records and is streaming songs from it over on ReverbNation. Included in those new tracks is one titled "I Shall Remain Unforgiven," which features Cadaveria. Check out the cover art and a preview of the album below.
Ft. Myers, FL based act The Chaos Agent would like to announce the recruitment of new guitarist Kelly Hayes (Formerly of Cold). Look for new music from The Chaos Agent this spring/summer, and in the mean time you can check out some of the band's tunes via Facebook. The band issued the following press release:
"Kelly is excited to join this very energetic group. Dusty Winterrowd and Kelly Hayes already played together in Jacksonville, FL. based band Allele. Both Allele and The Chaos Agent Toured together last fall Sept-Nov.
"The Chaos Agent will be working with Kacey Dodson on our full length LP! This guy is awesome and we are very impressed thus far with his work on 'Fake!' Kacey Dodson is Pro tools certified and is running Pro Tools HD. Here is a clip of some of his work, and it has not even been totally edited final mixed or mastered!
"In related news Kelly has started an online music school. He is giving private Skype lessions and plans on bringing in a bunch of his fellow musician friends to teach drums and bass and vocals."
After previously posting the "God Flesh" album online for streaming, Synaptical Glitch has now posted several tracks online for a new EP titled "Pinnacle." Check out the songs in the player available below. The "Pinnacle" track listing is as follows:
3. Wings Of Icarus
4. Descent More...
Fresno, CA based act HateFX will be performing the band's first live show with its new lineup featuring Glen Alvelais (ex Forbidden, Testament) at Fulton 55 in Fresno, CA on April 21st, 2012. A teaser trailer for the upcoming show has been posted online and can be viewed below. For more info, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Madrid, Spain's crossover thrash act Badfare State has posted a new video clip online for the song "Genocidal Maniac," which can be found below. "Genocidal Maniac" is taken off the band's debut EP "Socially Dead." To hear more of Badfare State's music, head over to the band's MySpace page here.
Silence the Messenger will be heading out on the "In Disgust We Trust" tour with The Devastated later this month. The tour poster can be viewed at this location and the dates are as follows:
Apr 15 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
Apr 16 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA
Apr 18 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Apr 19 Hells Kitchen - Tacoma, WA
Apr 21 The Basement - Ogden, UT
Apr 22 South Moe's - Englewood, CO
Apr 24 The Alley - Reno, NV
Apr 26 Red House - Walnut Creek, CA
Apr 27 The Refuge - Cupertino, CA
Apr 28 The Sanctuary - North Las Vegas, NV
Apr 29 Chasers - Scottsdale, AZ
Spanish act Vectors has posted a newly remastered version of the band's self-titled EP online for streaming. You can check out the full EP in the SoundCloud player below, or by heading over to the Vectors Bandcamp page.
New Jersey's Shadows of Dawn has issued the following update about gearing up tot record a new EP:
"Pre-production for our next EP was finished today! Click tracks, scratch guitars, etc. Now we spend a few days next week rehearsing and making sure we all know our parts. Wish us luck on that!
"A week from tomorrow we begin tracking drums! Stay tuned, we'll be posting studio updates of all our shenanigans...."
The band also recently posted a self-titled single online for streaming, which can be heard at this location.
Brazil's Frost Despair has issued the following announcement about beginning the recording process for a new album, which will be the follow-up to the previous "The God Delusion" release:
"The band is recording for the forthcoming album and the release date will be revealed soon. The whole work is composed by more than 10 tracks.
"The lyrics will bring the references to reveal the utilized influences from the state of art with science, philosophy, atheism, and religion mythology are some stuff related. Title will be revealed in few days. Hail southern power!"
You can also stream songs from "The God Delusion" by heading over to the band's MySpace music page.
The Interbeing has checked in with the following announcement about posting footage online from the band's trip to SXSW 2012:
"We have now been back a couple of weeks after our trip to SXSW in Austin, Texas US. We had an amazing time and it was great finally to play a show in the States. We played with some kick-ass bands, and we thank Metal Hammer UK for the opportunity.
"We've created a few videos of our crazy trip, feel free to check them out below. We also kept a tour diary going in Danish at GAFFA. Check that out right here:
Hungary's Insane has released more studio footage online from the band's time recording a new EP. Check out parts three and four, covering bass and vocal recordings, in the YouTube clips available below.
Insane commented, "We're almost finished recording our new EP, only the gang vocals left for the next week. In the meantime, here is a video update about tracking vocals."
Soul Cycle has posted a sample clip online containing segments from the upcoming new album "II," which is set for release on April 24th, 2012. The sample can be heard in the player below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Instar / Soul: Reborn (feat. David Maxim Micic and Sacha Laskow)
2. Against the Iron (feat. George Richman and Roma Ivakov)
3. Reject Humanity (feat. Kevin Suter and Paul Wardingham)
4. Ethereal (feat. Alan Nagelberg and Mr. Fastfinger)
5. Transcendence (feat. Vishal J. Singh and Keshav Dhar)
6. Unphased (feat. JT Bruce and Martin Buus)
7. Cast Down (feat. Adam Nolly Getgood and Ben Robson)
8. One Fleeting Moment (feat. Breeze and Bryant Crawford)
9. Distant Skies (feat. Jordan Miles and Reece Fullwood)
10. Evolutia (feat. Jake Linder, Francesco Filigoi and Jakub Zytecki)
11. Break the Cycle (feat. Nate Vennarucci, Keith Merrow and Mathieu Marcotte) More...
Synesis Absorption has posted a video clip online for the song "Forever Untouched," which can be viewed below. The song will be included on the upcoming new album currently in the works. More details on the band are available via Facebook, and the lineup is as follows:
Robbert Kok (Disavowed) - Vocals
Miloš Batocanin (Disdained) - Guitars/Vocals
Steve Di Giorgio (Sadus) - Bass
Michael Smith (Suffocation) - Drums
Los Angeles, California's 16 will be releasing the new album "Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds" on April 24th, 2012 via Relapse Records. The band has now teamed up with Alternative Press to stream a new song online from the album. Check out the track "Theme From Pillpopper" at this location.
"Deep Cuts from Dark Clouds" was recorded in late 2011 at Double Time Studios in San Diego, CA with producer / engineer Jeff Forrest. The record will be released on CD/LP/Digital in North America on April 24th 2012 and May 7th in Europe, with pre-orders available here.
You can also check out the previously posted song "Ants in my Bloodstream" via Pitchfork.com.
Sarah Jezebel Deva has issued the following announcement about collaborating again with Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth for an upcoming release:
"We can proudly announce that our guest vocalist for the track 'This Is My Curse' is the talented Mr Filth from Cradle of Filth. I have to admit, he worked his arse off for this song & it shows. It was honestly a real pleasure singing together again.
"Remember 'Malediction' is a digital only 3 track ep & is being released in May via our amazing record company Listenable records. We really hope we can count on your support to purchase this ep. A video for this song will also follow."
To follow the latest on Sarah Jezebel Deva, head over to her official Facebook profile.
Tuscon based djent act A Drop in the Ocean has posted two new track online for streaming. Check out the newly uploaded songs "Regrets" and "Summoning Within" in the SoundCloud players available below. Additional info on A Drop in the Ocean can be found via the project's Bandcamp page here.
Thrash act Nuclear Torment has posted a video clip online showcasing a recent live performing in Stockholm, which can be viewed below. The band commented:
"Check out our 'music video' from Kafé 44 last night. See if you can spot yourself/your friend in the pit and tell us/tag your friend in the comments! And also - People from the other cities we have planned (Umeå, Göteborg and Eskilstuna) can see what the competition is. Best pit = Winner! The crowd was fucking intense. Best show of our lives. STOCKHOLM RULES! THANK YOU!"
You can also stream tracks from Nuclear Torment's "8 Bit Death" EP by heading over to the band's Soundcloud page.
Norwegian act Dunderbeist, which signed with Indie Records last year, has now posted a new tour video blog online. Check out the Norwegian tour update, covering Bergen, Ski, and Rena, in the player below. For more details on Dunderbeist, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
Canadian act Intandem has released a new demo EP simply titled "Vol. 1," which can be heard in the player below or at the Intandem Bandcamp page. The track listing is as follows:
Kyle McKnight - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming
Mat Reeves - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming
Adam Matthews - Vocals, Drum Programming More...