Metal News for April 7, 2013
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Iceland's Beneath has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist Gísli Sigmundsson:
"Our vocalist Gísli has decided to step down from his vocal duties in Beneath due to personal reasons. The split is completely amicable on both sides and we would like to thank Gísli for all his contributions to Beneath over the years.
"This will not have any impact on our upcoming gig at the SWR Barroselas festival in Portugal, that will be Gisli's last show with the band.
"While we will miss Gísli be assured that Beneath is stronger than any one of us and we will continue to deliver some quality extreme Icelandic death metal for the unforseeable future!" More...
After re-signing to Napalm Records, Lacrimas Profundere has announced "Antiadore" as the title of the band's new album, which will be released worldwide on the following dates:
May 24 – G/A/S
May 29 - ESP/SWE/NOR
May 31 – BENELUX & FIN
June 3 – REST OF EUROPE
June 11 – USA/CAN
Recorded and produced in Munich by Corni Bartels (End of Green), pre-produced in Finland by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, The 69 Eyes) and mixed/mastered in Denmark by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn, Moonspell) "Antiadore" is "the most heavy, the most melancholy, and probably the darkest album Lacrimas Profundere have produced in the last 20 years," according to a press release.
The album will be released as a limited edition digi-pak featuring two bonus tracks, as a double vinyl, and as a special iTunes version including a brand new video clip. Cover artwork and track listing will be made available shortly.
Dodsfall has checked in from Endarker Studio in Sweden with a new video recording update as the band works on new album "Djevelens Evangelie."
The album is slated for a Summer 2013 release on Obscure Abhorrence Productions. Further details will be announced as they are made available.
Epica will be coming to Finland, Belarus, and Russia in the end of May and beginning of June. These three shows will be an exclusive chance to see Epica in Northern Europe this year.
Commented the band: "We are thrilled to return to Helsinki and Moskow and happy to perform in Minsk for the very first time. We hope to see you all at one of these shows!"
Dates are as follows:
30-05-2013 Nosturi Helsinki Finland
31-05-2013 Republic Club Minsk Belarus
02-06-2013 Moskow Hall Moskow Russian Federation
Japanese act HeavensDust has released a new video for the song "Annihilation," which comes of the band's "The Ashes Still Warm" album. The album is available via iTunes here, and you can check out the video below. The track listing is as follows:
2. World Goes Gray
5. Emerge From Silence
6. In My Sleep
7. Gaze (Through Your Heart)
8. Memories Dripping From Darkness
9. The Break
10. The Ashes Still Warm
11. Eyes Of Secrets
12. So Unclear
13. Where There Is Illusion
German band Enslaved Mirror has released two new tracks online - a self-titled and the song "Inner Blaze" - which are the fifth and sixth tracks, respectively, off the band's upcoming "Behind the Way" EP. Give the songs a listen through the YouTube players below.
German symphonic metal act Ebony Wall has posted the song "Strangers in Hell" online, which comes off the band's new 2013 promo release. The track was recorded at Tonekeeper Studios and can be heard below. You can also find more from Ebony Wall over at the band's Facebook profile here.
Barcelona's Karlahan has released a new music video for the track "Skyline," which will appear on the band's upcoming new album "Exile."
The video was directed by Abel Fernandez and Albert Rodriguez for Toxicvision Films in collaboration with Trash Digital. Check it out below.
Peruvian depressive metallers Nostalgia have released an EP online called "Negativo." The track listing is as follows:
1. Nada es verdad, nada es para siempre
2. El dolor me mantiene vivo
3. Tus cicatrices
4. Estás muerta
Italian alternative metal act A.V.O.K. has now released a brand new lyric video for "Isolation," taken from the band's 2012 "Over The Wall Of Conscience" EP.
The video was made by Johnny Dale Lonack and can be viewed below. You can also watch the band's previous music video for "The Truth" at this location.
Saskatoon's Shooting Guns has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:
"We've entered the mastering phase of our second album, titled Brotherhood of the Ram. The title invokes an infamous fabrication of local moral panic. Chad Mason recorded six songs to tape at Sinewave Studios in three sessions. We then edited and mixed the songs ourselves. The final mixes are now being polished and refined by the talents and circuits of John McBain (Spine of God - Monster Magnet)."
The track listing will be (with notes from band member Steve Reed):
1. Real Horse Footage - A ragged storm of Bakshi rotoscope green funnel cloud horses
2. Motherfuckers Never Learn - Chasing diesel trains off bison jumps with torches
3. Predator II - Vulgar tectonics
4. Go Blind - Dune hermit eats a glass armillary sphere
5. Brotherhood of the Ram - Pentagrams folding into a cube of metatron
6. No Fans - A cataclysm of flared cones and monstrous drones ending with one of the band's first recordings (a primitive Harmonic Steppenwolf demo from when the band was a 4-piece).
One-man Vietnamese brutal death metal band Brutore has posted a studio clip of its new song "Forced Defloration," which is playing below. Brutore recently played the Hanoi Deathfest in March and released the full-length "To Worship the Endless Insanity" on Sevared Records in 2012. Brutore is the band of multi-instrumentalist Man Eating, who has been at it since 2002.
Chattanooga, TN brutal slam band Puke is streaming its entire debut album "Perversions of the Elderly" on YouTube, which we have for you below. Puke Started as a secondary band/side project of Nick from Cranial Impalement , Chris Wolverine from Myth /G.M.A., Billy Lynn of Catastrofear (and ex-Coathanger Abortion) and later adding bassist James Ponder from W.E.D & S.I.T.S. "Perversions of the Elderly" was released recently on Gore House Productions. Puke is also featured on Episode 8 of Maniacal Music.
Ukranian stoner/psychedelic band The Curse Of Wendigo has been streaming its recent six song album "Eclectic Tail" over on bandcamp. The band is influenced by Native American mythology, heavy blues and psychedelic movies in the 32 minutes of this release. The Curse Of Wendigo is scheduled to play at the Electric Meadow Stoner Fest in Lviv on June 1st. Fifteen other bands, including the Somali Yacht Club, are scheduled for the event. Get updates on the Electric Meadow Stoner Fest at this location.
Louisiana sludge band Boudain is streaming its debut six song self-titled EP over at bandcamp. The four piece band, who recorded the album at Spacelab 420 under the helm of Kenneth Sanders, will be releasing "Boudain" officially on April 16th. Boudain will have an album release gig on May 10th at the Trial Bar in Monroe, LA with special guests The Flying Humanoids.
Going through the Sunday Old School archives, it’s notable that most of the death metal we’ve covered tends to focus on American bands such as Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide, but the country that arguably has one of the most respected death metal scenes in the world, is the northern European country of Sweden, and one of their most notable contributions was Entombed. Entombed began life from the ashes of another acclaimed extreme metal group, Nihilist, who formed in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm in 1987 and quickly established themselves as one of the most important names in the then burgeoning death metal in Sweden. After bassist Johnny Hedlund left to form, Unleashed, the rest of the band carried on as Entombed and soon signed a deal with Earache Records, who had recently released such seminal works from Napalm Death, Carcass and Godflesh, through which they released their debut album, "Left Hand Path" in the spring of 1990.
The album was an instant favourite among the extreme metal crowd, and has gone on to be described as the blueprint for Swedish death metal, thanks primarily to the guitar tone used and is now regarded as one of the best death metal records in history. This tone was used once more on their sophomore album, "Clandestine," which again received rave reviews from the metal media and established the group as one of the most exciting, in a genre that was at the top of it’s game. "Clandestine" was also seen as more accessible than "Left Hand Path," and as a further step towards the unique Swedish take on death metal.
Despite receiving acclaim for their first two albums, Entombed took the surprising step of changing their sound somewhat, incorporating a more rock and roll vibe into their death metal roots, to create a genre known as "death and roll." This change in direction resulted in the 1993 album, "Wolverine Blues," which caused a rift between the band and Earache after the label agreed a deal with Marvel Comics to use images of their famous character of the same name, to help Entombed reach a broader audience, without consulting the band. This included featuring the Wolverine character on the front cover of the record, and even including a mini Wolverine comic inside the album. The Marvel version of "Wolverine Blues" was also heavily censored, going as far as to remove the song, "Out of Hand" completely. The album itself received a very mixed response, with some fans not to keen on the change in direction, while publications such as Guitar World hailed it as the best death metal album of the year. More...