Metal News for May 10, 2012
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38 news articles posted on this day.
Australian gothic/doom band Lycanthia is streaming the track "Forgone" from its newest album "Oligarchy," which was released a short time ago. "Oligarchy" was mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren. Lycanthia is arguably the longest running doom band currently active from that country, having formed in 1996. The six-piece band makes its home in Sydney and has another song, "Within the Walls" from its previous album, streaming over at Reverbnation.
Chilean heavy metal band Inferis has signed a distribution deal with Digmetalworld Records for the reissue of its 2010 debut album "When Men Collide: Encounter Of The Races", previously only available on HitMan Records in Japan. The full-length album contains a selection of raw and powerful metal songs that tell an epic story based on the roots of Chilean culture and its historic "Arauco's War" (1536 A.D. - 1888 A.D.).
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Black Sun Studios by Elias Martinez in Viña Del Mar, Chile. The band has also released music videos for the songs "Burning" and "Think About it," supporting the album. Stream the release in its entirety over at Digmetalworld. Currently the band is working on new material that is expected to be out by June/July. More information will be released in the next few weeks. You can watch the latest official video, "Think About it", directed by Gabriel Cerda and Waldo Madriaga below.
In what seems like an endless international tour cycle in support of fifth full-length "All Guts, No Glory" over the past year, Cali goregrinders Exhumed will this week take part in the kickoff of the Canadian Ritual Tour 2012.
Set to rip through the upper crust of the United States and across the expanses of the vast Canadian Provinces, the twenty-date Canadian Ritual Tour sees Exhumed joining Ottawa-based grindcore assassins Fuck The Facts as support for tour headliners, Detroit’s metalcore henchmen The Black Dahlia Murder, for the entire live offensive.
Following the Canadian Ritual Tour, Exhumed will head out on the Summer Slaughter Tour with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Cerebral Bore. Check out the tour dates below.
Additionally, today GunShyAssassin is streaming “The Way Of Flesh” from the deluxe version of the band’s "All Guts, No Glory." Sever your soul to the sounds this dismembering anthem at this location. More...
Ontario metal act Perpetuate has released a new music video online for the track "Above and Beyond," which can be viewed below. The clip, featuring a bombastic light show from Marz Media, was directed by Spectre Sound owner and metal producer Glenn Fricker.
"Above and Beyond" is the first track from Perpetuate's self-titled debut CD. The mini-album is distributed by CDN Records and is now available from Century Media Distro, iTunes, and other digital retailers everywhere. For more details on Perpetuate, head over to the band's Facebook profile. The "Perpetuate" track listing is as follows:
1. Above and Beyond
2. Inside Out
4. The Last Stand
6. The Trooper (Iron Maiden cover) More...
Pathfinder has posted a teaser trailer online for the new album "Fifth Element," which can be viewed below. Pre-orders for the album are available here. "Fifth Element" is set for release in Japan on May 23rd and worldwide on May 26th, 2012. The track listing is as follows:
1. Ventus Ignis Terra Aqua
2. Fifth Element
3. Ready To Die Between Stars
4. The Day When I Turn Back Time
6. March To The Darkest Horizon
7. Yin Yang
8. Elemental Power
9. Ad Futuram Rei Memoriam
10. When The Sunrise Breaks The Darkness
12. Spartakus And The Sun Beneath The See (English version) More...
Tribune has added more Canadian dates to the upcoming "Dark Arts" tour in support of the "Elder Lore/The Dark Arts" album. You can stream the album online via Soundcloud or check out the video clip for "The Succubus" at this location.
The upcoming Tribune tour dates are as follows:
May 11, 2012 - Underworld - Montreal, QC w/ West Of Hell, The Catalyst, Alcoholator
May 12, 2012 - Frite Alors - Montreal, QC
May 13, 2012 - The Canadian Night Club -Sault Ste. Marie, ON w/ West of Hell
May 15, 2012 - Ozzys - Winnipeg, MB
May 16, 2012- Amigos - Saskatoon, SK
May 17, 2012 - The Vat - Red Deer, AB w/ West of Hell, Throne of Vengeance
Georgia’s Heartcakeparty has just released the first single off the upcoming album "Mock Heroic." The track, entitled “K.O.T.W.O.F.L.L.” is available through the player below. "Mock Heroic," which was recorded at Glow in the Dark Studio, hits stores and digital outlets July 17th via Indianola Records.
The following press release was also issued about the band:
"From Summerville Georgia, Heartcakeparty has been playing Atlanta, the Southeast and out to the Midwest for over three years. Playing aggressive yet catchy songs, the band has made a profound impact on the hardcore music scene. Heartcakeparty has built up a considerable following through their live performances and touring with such acts as The CHariot, Greeley Estates, Memphis May Fire, The Color Morale, Inhale Exhale, This Day Will Tell, and I Am Terrified.
"Heartcakeparty has been featured on the real life MTV program Thumbs and in Alternative Press Hometown Heroes. The band has previously self-released two records, both of which were tracked at Glow in the Dark Studios and produced by Josh Scrogin of The Chariot and Jeremy Griffith." More...
The new Through Arteries EP "This Is Just The Beginning..." (produced by Joey Sturgis) is available for streaming in it's entirety on YouTube or through the playlist below. The EP was released this Tuesday, May 8th on iTunes and all digital outlets.
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Beginning
2. Our Happy Ending
3. Welcome To The Show
4. Don't Take It Personal
5. Second Chances
6. You Won't Be The Last More...
The Turkish black metal band Cosmic Funeral has announced the release of a new EP titled "Godless War To Eternity." The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Logos Studios in Ankara, Turkey.
The artwork, available below, was designed by Bahrul Marta from Abominationimaginary Design and the EP will be released on May 13th, 2012. You can check a preview of "Godless War To Eternity" via the band's Facebook profile. More...
Farewell to Arms is currently in the studio to record an upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album. The first episodes of the band's studio diary are now available online and can be viewed after the jump.
Farewell to Arms is also going to play at Germany's Donaubeben Festival on May 26th and has started a competition where you can win one of three guest list spots for the festival. The band recorded a video for the competition (shower scene included), which is available in German only at this location. Here's how you can participate:
1. Share the band's Facebook page.
2. Make sure your post is visible to everyone ("Public")
3. Be creative and comment why YOU should win the guest list spot.
The competition ends on May 17th and the winners will be announced on May 18th. More...
Today Order of the Nine has premiered a track from upcoming album "Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror." Get a first listen to the song "Dreamspeak" courtesy of Noisecreep at this location.
"Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror" is available for pre-order from Nightmare Records and is set for release on May 22nd, 2012. The track listing is as follows:
1. Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror
2. Words that were Said
4. Spiral Staircase
5. Changing of the Guard
7. Third Wish
8. Eye of the Enemy
9. Twelfth Talisman
10. Reign Down
11. Winter's Call
Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of Sweden's Miasmal. According to a press release, the Gothenburg-based act caught Century Media's attention with the band's "uncompromising way of playing real, no-bullshit death metal. Theeir DIY attitude and previous releases (a demo, a 7" EP, and one studio album) have also gained them a constantly growing fan-base."
Philipp Schulte, A&R at Century Media Records, comments: "We are very happy about the signing of Miasmal. The current death metal underground scene is offering many excellent new and promising bands, but only a few have that certain edge that makes you feel there is much more to come. It's the combination of their music, style and attitude that makes Miasmal simply outstanding. When I listened to tracks like 'Kallocain', 'Toxic Breed' or the epic 'Chronicles' for the first time, I felt this band has a spirit most other bands are lacking."
Pontus Redig, guitarist and vocalist in Miasmal, comments: "We are happy to announce that we just signed a deal with Century Media! As fans of many of the label's releases and bands, we feel that we are in good company. The new cooperation offers lots of opportunities for the making of our next record which is something we are very excited about. We've just begun the writing process and plan to head to the studio during the winter to immortalize our 2nd album and Century Media debut." More...
Teodor Tuff is getting ready to release new album "Soliloquy" through Nightmare Records on June 19th. Recently the band completed filming a video for the song "Tower of Power." The video is receiving its North American premiere today courtesy of Metal Injection here. You can also check out the clip below.
"Soliloquy" is available for pre-order on Amazon and the track listing is as follows:
2. The Last Supper
4. Mountain Rose
5. Hymn (For An Embattled Mind)
6. Delusions of Grandeur
7. Heavenly Mana
8. Deng's Dictum
10. Mind over Matter
11. Tower of Power More...
Detroit, MI thrashers Battlecross are currently out with the Occupation Domination tour. Battlecross will continue to slay the states with Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn through the tour’s close in Lawrence, KS on May 18th. Earlier this week in California, the band filmed a video tour update and Tresspass America Festival preview message, now available for viewing at MetalInjection.net or in the player below.
The Trespass America festival is a newly minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. Co-produced with Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13th at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August across the United States. Battlecross will be joined by headliners Five Finger Death Punch, as well as the reunited original line-up of Killswitch Engage. More...
German thrash metal heroes Tankard have revealed the album cover for their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut, "A Girl Called Cerveza." Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of former Tankard cover artist, Sebastian Krüger, brought the artwork to life.
"A Girl Called Cerveza" will be released on July 31st in North America, and is currently being produced at Studio 23 in Frankfurt, Germany with producer Michael Mainx. The track listing is as follows:
1. Running On Fumes
2. A Girl Called Serveza
3. Witchhunt 2.0
4. Masters Of Farces
5. The Metal Lady Boy (Feat. Doro Pesch)
6. Not One Day Dead (But One Day Mad)
7. Son Of A Fridge
8. Fandom At Random
9. Metal Magnolia
10. Rapid Fire (A Tyrant's Elegy) More...
Beginning today (May 10th), Diminished Fifth Records will be releasing one song daily off the new self-titled release by Newfoundland's Wizards Of Kaos.
The album will be released officially Tuesday May 22nd, however each day leading up to the release one new song will be available for streaming on the D5 bandcamp page starting with the first track "Zeros and Ones." The song is also available for streaming in the player below.
The album can be pre-ordered at this location, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Zeros and Ones
2. Bombs and Gasoline
3. Coyote Eyes
4. Digging up Our Dead
5. Down from the skies
6. Ear Hole
7. New World Mistress
8. Pain & Misery
9. Running Red
11. The Great Shadow
12. The River
13. White Face More...
Shadows Fall has teamed up with MetalInsider.net to premiere a new song online off the "Fire From the Sky" album. Check out the song "Save Your Soul" at this location or through the player below.
"Fire From The Sky" is due out May 15th on Razor and Tie and has the following track listing:
1. The Unknown
2. Divide And Conquer
3. Weight Of The World
4. Nothing Remains
5. Fire From The Sky
6. Save Your Soul
7. Blind Faith
8. Lost Within
9. Walk The Edge
10. The Wasteland More...
RevolverMag.com, the online home of Revolver Magazine, is hosting an exclusive premiere of a new track from the upcoming Dying Fetus album "Reign Supreme." Head over to this location and check out the song "Second Skin."
"Reign Supreme" will be released on June 19th through Relapse Records and is available for pre-order here. Dying Fetus also recently shared a Pit Story with Metalunderground.com about witnessing the infamous Chicken Guy in Baltimore. More...
Extreme metallers The Agonist will be unleashing a third studio album, "Prisoners," on June 4th in Europe and June 5th in North America via Century Media Records.
In regards to the album artwork, front-woman Alissa White-Gluz comments: "We wanted to really include a chaotic visual to reflect the chaotic sound of the band, but we also wanted to show that the lyrics on this album are a lot more introverted...The human face was left non-descript on purpose-- it doesn't belong to any particular person, but we could call him the Lonely Solipsist."
The track listing is as follows:
1. You're Coming With Me
2. The Escape
3. Predator & Prayer
4. Anxious Darwinians
7. Lonely Solipsist
8. Dead Ocean
9. The Mass Of The Earth
10. Everybody Wants You (dead)
11. Revenge Of The Dadaists More...
End-time sludge metal duo The Body has confirmed a five date cross-country tour later this month, coinciding with the band's transplant from current East Coast residence to Portland, Oregon.
Following a performance at this year's eclectic Savage Weekend Fest in Carrboro, North Carolina on May 18th, The Body's cross-country tour will kick off in Greensboro, North Carolina, followed by shows in Nashville, Denver, and Boise before ending the trek in Portland.
Joining The Body on the tour will be Greensboro-based downtuned crust outfit Low Sky (featuring members of Braveyoung and more), with performances from Heartless, Dead In The Dirt, Thrones and more joining on specific dates.
5/18/2012 Nightlight - Carrboro, NC @ Savage Weekend Fest 2012
5/20/2012 house show [412 North Cedar] - Greensboro, NC w/ Low Sky
5/22/2012 WTC Tower 2 - Nashville, TN w/ Low Sky
5/24/2012 Blast-O-Mat - Denver, CO w/ Heartless, Dead In The Dirt, Low Sky
5/25/2012 The Shredder - Boise, ID w/ Low Sky
5/26/2012 Plan B - Portland, OR w/ Thrones, Low Sky More...
Portland doom recording artists Lord Dying have posted a series of concert dates they will be heading out on between now and July. On most of the shows, they will be the support for several other artists ranging from Gaza, War Child, Dimesland and Spellcaster - among several others. Check Lord Dying's Facebook tour page for each individual gig. The band is touring in support of its 2011 five-song demo, which is streaming below.
May 18 Plan B Portland, OR
May 19 Alibi Arcata, CA
May 20 The Hemlock San Francisco, CA
May 21 Billy O's Ventura, CA
May 25 Red 7 Austin, TX
May 26 Rudyard's Houston, TX
May 27 Siberia New Orleans, LA
May 28 High Tone Memphis, TN
May 31 Caledonia Lounge Athens, GA
Jun 01 Static Age Records Asheville, NC
Jun 02 Pilot Light Knoxville, TN
Jun 03 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Jun 05 The Haunted Mill Belmont, NC
Jun 06 Kings Barcade Raleigh, NC
Jun 07 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
Jun 08 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Jun 09 Machines With Magnets Pawtucket, RI
Jun 10 Great Scott Allston, MA
Jun 11 Dirigimus HQ Portland, ME
Jun 13 Broadway Joes Buffalo, NY
Jun 14 Now That's Class Cleveland, OH
Jun 15 Mac's Bar Lansing, MI
Jun 16 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Jun 17 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Jun 18 Off Minor Dubuque, IA
Jun 19 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
Jun 20 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Jun 21 Burts Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 22 The Shredder Boise, ID
Jun 23 Backspace Portland, OR
Jul 13 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR More...
Cleveland hardcore act Ringworm has released a new music video for “Used Up, Spit Out” exclusively through Metal Sucks. The video, taken from the "Scars" album, can be viewed at this location.
Vocalist Human Furnace commented, “We had this great opportunity to use this huge, open, dirty space and pretty much had a skeleton crew to do the video with 2 cameras and a giant crane. Good times! Every video we do I end up completely filthy afterwards. Guess that's my thing, plus the rest of the band got to hurl big rocks and clumps of dirt at the back of my head for a few minutes, so I'm sure they enjoyed that. We are really happy with the way things turned out. Don Tyler and the rest of the guys did a great job on short notice and with a shoestring budget. This is just a warm-up video, we got something really awesome planned for the next one no doubt.”
Ringworm will be hitting the road on May 29th, 2012 with support from Everything Went Black. Dates are as follows: More...
Tesseract has just made "Dream Brother" available as a stream via Metal Hammer UK's website, so head over here to check out this very special cover of the song.
Amos Williams (bass) comments: "We decided to cover 'Dream Brother' (originally by Jeff Buckley) for an acoustic session in New York. Myself and Acle spent ages looking at different tracks. I think we entertained 'Tear Drop' by Massive Attack, 'Thin Air' by Anathema, and many more. But 'Dream Brother' just fits Tesseract very well. Plus it is one of our collective favourite tracks. It's always a risk working with a track that you love, but we feel we did it justice. It's a great showcase for the musicianship in Tesseract, and the deep emotive power that Elliot has added to the band since he joined."
"Dream Brother" will be out on the "Perspective" EP that is set for a North American release of May 22nd and a European release of May 21st. The five song digital only EP features "Eden 2.0," acoustic versions of three tracks ["Perfection (acoustic)," "April (acoustic)," "Origin (acoustic)," from the band's debut album, "One," plus the aforementioned cover of Jeff Buckley's classic, "Dream Brother." As a bonus, iTunes will offer instrumentals of all the songs on the EP.
Montana based black metal act Order of the Cloven Hoof has posted a new four song demo release online. Head over to to the Order of the Cloven Hoof Facebook profile here to check out the tracks "Goat of the Thousand Young," "The Impending Permafrost," "Black Flame of the Misanthrope," and "Mistress Night."
The band also issued the following biography:
"Gormed by two friends and former bandmates to be their ultimate expression and tribute to the black metal they love. Influenced heavily by traditional black metal, along with thrash and doom metal, they formed this project to be enjoyable, yet intense."
Order of the Cloven Hoof is:
Ex Nomine: Guitar, vocals
Zathog: Vocals, bass
The brand new, self-titled album from Swedish act Necrovation, will be released June 26th in Europe and August 14th in the U.S. on Agonia Records. The following press release was issued about the album:
"The successor to the debut offering Breed Deadness Blood from 2008 marks a swift improvement over the band's previous raw death metal style, with more classical and heavy metal influences but still with the classic death metal elements that have been the band's trademark since the beginning. The new album is strongly recommended for those who once liked Metallica, early Entombed, the idea of Morbid Angel or the rawness of Repugnant combined with the obscurity of Kaamos.
"Necrovation has been mixed and produced by Gustav Burn along with the band members and mastered in Necromorbus Studios (Watain, Destroyer 666) in Stockholm, Sweden.
"The release will be available as a standard, practical CD, limited 12” gatefold heavy vinyl with 8 pages booklet (first 100 copies of the vinyl on a heavy navy blue vinyl with white haze) and digital download." More...
Prog act Unwritten Pages has now released the band's new album "Fringe Kitchen" online for streaming. Check out the release through Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
2. Asylum Tragedy
3. Intoxicating Sweets
4. Perfect Incentive
5. Cloud Infinite
6. Terminal Defect
8. Wasted Land
9. Auxiliary Influx More...
Norwegian act Allfader has issued the following update about parting ways with Osmose Productions and working on new material for an upcoming release:
"Hey, it's about time we gave you an update! A lot has been happening lately. First, we'd like to sum up the past few years:
2006 - At Least We Will Die Together released via Osmose Prod.
2006 - Per Valla leaves the band (John inherits guitar duties)
2010 - Finn Henriksen moves an 18-hour drive aways, and leaves the band
2011 - Black Blood Flux released via Osmose Prod.
2012 - Per Valla is officially back in the band after performing as live guitarist for the better part of a year
"It's obviously quite a big deal when integral band members leave. Finn was a founding member and contributed immensely to the band's musical prowess. Still, we wish Per a sincere welcome back, and we're very much looking forward to letting our creative forces find new paths together. If you haven't already done so, we urge you to check out the other bands Per has been involved with the past years: Vredehammer and Elite. More...
Quebec's Kreetur has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album and streaming a new track online:
"Kreetur will release a new album called 'Shrine of Tranquility' in 2012, no official date yet, a blend of ambient/instrumental/metal you can hear the first single 'Screams of Tranquility' now on my myspace page or on youtube. All upcoming informations will be posted here."
Having just ended their first US tour for their newly-released 12th studio album, "Torture" (reviewed here), the members of Cannibal Corpse aren’t planning on resting long before touring again. MetalUnderground.com was on site for a show report on the band’s stop in Nashville, TN on April 30th and to catch up with drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, who noted that Cannibal Corpse is going to Europe in June and coming back later in the summer to do the US Summer Slaughter tour. No stranger to video interviews, Paul discussed “Torture,” the songs he wrote on the album, staying fit through the brutality of aging, and professional sports with MetalUnderground’s Frank Serafine on video below. More...
Swedish death thrashers Septekh are streaming the new song "Fuckslut From Hell." The song appears on the band's new EP "The Seth Avalanche" EP, which was released last week in Europe through Abyss Records. The EP is scheduled for a North American release on May 30, 2012.
The track listing for "The Seth Avalanche" is as follows:
1. Fuckslut From Hell
2. Shoot Them All
3. Blunt Force To The Head
4. Not Quite What I Had In Mind
5. Eating The Maneater
6. The Seth Avalanche
Check out "Fuckslut From Hell" here: More...
French black metal act Merrimack is streaming the new track "Arousing Wombs In Nine Angles Pleroma." The song appears on the band's fourth LP "The Acausal Mass." The album is scheduled for release on June 22, 2012 through AFM Records.
The track listing for "The Acausal Mass" is as follows:
1. Vestals of Descending Light
2. Arousing Wombs In Nine Angels Pleroma
3. Gospel of the Void
4. Beati Estis Cum Maledixirint Vobis
6. Obstetrics of Devourment
7. Worms in the Divine Intestine
8. Abortion Light
9. Liminal Matter Corruption
Check out the "Arousing Wombs In Nine Angles Pleroma" here: More...
Progressive instrumental supergroup T.R.A.M posted a new music video for the song "Inverted Ballad." The song appears on the band's debut LP "Lingua Franca," which is available on Sumerian Records.
Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) - Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion
Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) - Guitars
Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) - Guitars
Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) - Drums
Check out "Inverted Ballad" here:
Florida hardcore/metal act Thick As Blood has posted a short preview clip for the band's forthcoming LP "Living Proof." The album is expected for release on July 10, 2012 through Rise Records. Check out the band's Rise Records signing announcement at this location.
Check out the preview clip here:
Relapse Records posted a preview clip for the upcoming release of the Mantas demos. Mantas, of course, was the original name of death metal legends Death. The compilation will include the "Death By Metal" demos as well as the 1984 rehearsal tapes. Mantas featured the very young Charles "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner, Rick Rozz and Kam Lee.
"Death By Metal" is scheduled for release on June 19, 2012 (US), June 22, 2012 (GER/BENELUX), June 25, 2012 (UK/Words) in the following formats: CD/Deluxe 2CD/Limited Edition LP/Digital and Limited Edition Super Deluxe Package. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
The track listing for "Death By Metal" is as follows:
1. Legion Of Doom ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 1)
2. Evil Dead ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 1)
3. Mantas ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 1)
4. Death By Metal ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 1)
5. Power Of Darkness ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 1)
6. Legion Of Doom ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 2)
7. Power Of Darkness ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 2)
8. Death By Metal ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 2)
9. Evil Dead ("Death By Metal" Demo Version 2)
10. Legion Of Doom (Rehearsal Early 1984)
11. Mantas (Rehearsal Early 1984)
12. Death By Metal (Rehearsal Early 1984)
13. Evil Dead (Rehearsal Early 1984)
14. Rise Of Satan (Rehearsal Early 1984) More...
Norwegian power/progressive band Communic posted the new music video for "Facing Tomorrow." The song appears on the band's latest LP "The Bottom Deep," which was released in July 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out the video here:
Swedish power metal band Sabaton posted a lyric video featuring the new track "A Lifetime of War" from the forthcoming LP "Carolus Rex." The song presents images and words showcasing the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) in Europe. The release dates for the album are May 22, 2012 (USA) and May 25, 2012 (EU) through Nuclear Blast Records. The band previously announced that the album will be issued in English, Swedish and a limited edition featuring both.
Check out Metal Underground's review of the album at this location. The band is in the midst of a U.S. Tour (for dates, head over to this location). A show report for the May 5, 2012 show in Worcester, MA can be found here.
Check out "A Lifetime of War" here: More...
Death metal band Invidiosus has just put out its fourth release, "Exacerbated Psychosis," and is streaming a couple of songs from it over on Reverbnation, along with a few live versions of some of its older material. Since forming in Minnesota in 2007, Invidiosus has gone through 23 members and now has its most stable line-up which features ex-Anal Blast drummer Tony Garfield. Invidiosus will be performing at the Battle To Open Summer Slaughter on June 10th at the Station 4 in St. Paul, up against fourteen other bands. Check out more material from Invidiosus over on the band's MySpace page and listen to the title track and "Organ Trail" below.
New Jersey technical death metal band Cognitive has been streaming four songs over on its Reverbnation page, or you can listen to them below. Cognitive formed in 2011 and already has played several local gigs along with just coming back from the Akron Deathfest, where they shared the bill with Hammer Fight and Rivers of Nihil. Cognitive is adding new tour dates in different states in the coming weeks, so check out their Facebook page for more updates.