Metal News for May 11, 2012
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Dawn of Ashes has released a new split album with Falling Skies titled "Hollywood Made In Gehenna." The entire split is now available for streaming online through Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Dawn of Ashes - The Dawn of Ashes (Reincarnation in Blood)
2. Dawn of Ashes - Hollywood Made in Gehenna
3. Dawn of Ashes - Fuck Like You're in Hell
4. Dawn of Ashes - Further into the Abyss
5. Dawn of Ashes - Synthetic 341B (Dawn of Ashes Remix)
6. Falling Skies - Synthetic 341B
7. Falling Skies - The Creature
8. Falling Skies - I Fucking Hate You
9. Falling Skies - Hollywood Made in Gehenna (Falling Skies Remix) More...
In honor of Mothers Day, Decibel Magazine is celebrating with a special interview and song premiere from "Metal Mother" Lita Ford. Recently Lita took some time to talk about her children and her forthcoming release "Living Like A Runaway." Check out the interview and an exclusive premiere from "Living Like a Runaway," the heartfelt ballad dedicated to her sons entitled "Mother," at this location.
"Living Like A Runaway" will be released June 19th in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in four configurations: a double LP, limited edition CD, standard CD and digital download.
Italian metalcore act Erase has posted a new music video online covering the Rihanna song "We Found Love." Check out the cover tune in the player below. To hear more music from Erase and find additional info on the band, head over to Facebook.
Brazilian act [maua] has released a video clip of the band performing the song "The Awake in the Beginning of the End," which was recorded on January 14th, 2012. Check out the clip in the player below. To hear more music from the band, head over to the [maua] Facebook profile here.
Having signed with Relapse Records last year, Atlanta-based thundergrinders Primate will formally unleash their debut LP via the label in the scorching Summer months ahead.
After seeing a limited release by the band directly via a 1000-run CD pressing in March of 2011, Primate's crushing "Draw Back A Stump" will see an official worldwide Relapse release on July 3rd on CD, LP and deluxe digital download. The seven hymns from the initial version now include additional rhythm guitars and have been remixed and remastered, and are joined with three additional previously-unreleased bonus tracks on this edition.
Inner Wound Recordings is proud to announce the release of a 12" vinyl edition of the classic Jorn album "The Duke." A deal was inked with the German label AFM Records, and the release date is set to this coming June 1st. The edition includes an insert with lyrics.
"The Duke" is available for pre-ordering at the Inner Wound Recordings store and the track listing is available below.
01. We brought the angels down
04. End of time
05. Duke of love
01. Burning chains
02. After the dying
03. Midnight madness
04. Are you ready
05. Starfire More...
A new, 20 track compilation release has been posted online featuring all Chinese bands. You can check out the "Core In China" compilation in the player below or over at Bandcamp. Further details on the compilation and individual bands can be found at this location.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Why Lazy - Dying in the dream
2. NewTank - The Dreamer
3. Meat Sucks - Buried the Truths
4. Ordnance - Ask for a justification
5. Partisan - Selfish
6. Monkey King - Until You Come
7. Multi-Ego - End of Me
8. Mensheng - Ballad of Fallen
9. Die In Velvet - ??????
10. Ashtemato - Joker
11. Saving Molly - To My Friend
12. Luktomo - We Are Luktomo
13. Beyond Cure - Self Destruction
14. DustFall - Dawn Late
15. Thyhazard - Liar
16. King Ly Chee - ??? feat. Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid)
17. Shut Up! Shut Down! - Bros Holds On Firm Bloods
18. Raving Jokes - No Vain
19. The Falling - Circle II Circle
20. Mary Dolls - 2012 More...
This Sunday is Mother's Day, and Roadrunner Records though it would be nice to let some of the label artists represent for their moms, who supported their kids' musical ambitions early on. Roadrunner asked two simple questions - "Does your mom like/support your band?" and "What's your mom's favorite song by your band?"
Max Cavalera, Sepultura/Nailbomb/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy: "Yes, my mom was our first big supporter. She let everybody camp in our house. Our house was always full of metal kids. Her favorite song is 'Innerself' [from Sepultura's Beneath the Remains]. I think she likes the lyrics, because it was about when I was living in Brazil and she remembers that period of our life."
Tyler Connolly, Theory of a Deadman: "My mother is a big supporter of our band, of course, and always wants to make sure we wear our seat belts on our tour bus. I don't think she has a favorite song, but always wonders where I got my terrible potty mouth from. We usually roll through her home town once a year and she's the best at wrangling sluts for me. I love my mom."
Phil Demmel, Machine Head: "My mom, being a musician, was supportive of my interest in music from the word go. Her and my father cultivated my 'hobby' doing everything from matching me dollar for dollar on my first guitar, videotaping my earliest gigs at the seediest Bay Area bars/clubs, to standing on stage with me in front of 60,000 people in her native Portugal when we opened for Metallica. She loves our acoustic material. Our songs 'Descend the Shades of NIght' and 'Darkness Within' are favorites." More...
Shaman Recordings is ecstatic to announce that the label's first release will be the debut album by doom act Black Magician, the title for which can now be announced as "Nature Is The Devils Church." The following press release was issued about the album:
"The album was recorded and mixed by Matt Richardson at Full Stack Studio, mastering is being handled by Tony Reed (Stone Axe/Saint Vitus) and will feature 4 tracks of mystical folk inspired prog doom which clocks in at just under the 40 minute mark.
"‘Nature Is The Devils Church’ is set for a Summer 2012 release featuring artwork from up and coming illustrator Andrew Sloan and will be strictly limited to 300 copies on black vinyl with a digital download (and the possibility of a CD released by the band themselves) available soon after.
"Pre-sales will be available, although no official date has been set yet so in the meantime, check out the demo track ‘Four Thieves Vinegar’ below to give you a taste of the horror that is to come…" More...
The upcoming DVD from hardcore heroes Ignite will be called "Our Darkest Days Live" and drops on June 19th in North America. This is Ignite's first live DVD and features 21 Ignite classics, a behind the scenes documentary of the band recording "Our Darkest Days," as well as several music videos.
Edmonton, AB based metallers All Else Fails, whom are in the midst of their Western Canadian "Hell and High Water" tour in promotion of award nominated album "The Oracle: What Was, Is And Could Have Been," have put their hands together, literally, to give their fans a video update from the road. Check out the clip below.
All Else Fails recently released a music video for "Obsidian Walls," directed by vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko, which is available here. The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:
May 11, 2012 - The Cambie - Nanaimo, BC w/ Dead Eyes Open, Body Politic
May 12, 2012 - The Riverfront - Grindrod, BC w/ Cast Into Ashes, Odinfist, Scythia More...
Russian death metal band Festerguts has uploaded a new song titled "Dissolved Bathers," which can be heard in the SoundCloud player below. You can also check out the previously posted "Now I Can Feel You From The Inside" track at this location. The band's upcoming album will featured re-recorded songs, which were previously released on tape format in the 90's.
Manowar's new studio album, "The Lord Of Steel," will first be released worldwide on June 16th, 2012 exclusively on iTunes and on the band’s own online store, The Kingdom Of Steel.
On the same date, Metal Hammer UK will release a special ‘Steel Edition’ of Metal Hammer #233, including the CD and a digital copy of the album. The following press release was also issued:
"The Lord Of Steel is blazing with pure power, untamed energy, and a sound as raw and wild as a force of nature. Track titles like Annihilation and Hail, Kill And Die! set the tone for a record that is packed with surprises.
"In contrast to the 2007 release Gods Of War, this new album is not a concept album, yet each song tells a different story, retaining the Manowar vision of righteousness, honor and everything Manowar fans have come to know and love."
Manowar fans should expect to have “their heads completely blown off” said Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio in a recent interview, and explained that “…this album is all about brutality and raw power!” More...
Bermuda has posted a lyric video online for new song "Polaris Breach," from the band's new album "The Wandering." Check out the video clip below. "The Wandering" will be available in stores July 17th through Mediaskare Records, and further details on the band can be found via Facebook.
The track listing is as follows:
2. Process of Drowning
3. Invictus, Unconquered
4. In Trenches
5. Lost at Sea
7. Gamorrah Reborn
8. Lagrange Pointe
9. The Wandering
10. Polaris Breach
11. Obstruction More...
Brooklyn, NY’s filthy black metal act Mutilation Rites will be blasting the speakers, and most likely some ear drums, during the band's record release show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on June 6th.
The performance, which will be presented by Signature Riff, will see the band playing alongside Horna and Kommandant in support of new release “Empyrean,” which is available now for pre-order in advance of its May 22nd release date.
You can currently stream the full album -- which Decibel magazine praises for its “unity in songwriting, purpose, and passion” -- via Pitchfork.com.
Norwegian black metal act 1349 has announced that, in addition to upcoming dates on the "Serpent Sermon" tour alongside blackened doom labelmates Withered and Swedish black metallers Marduk, the band will be performing a one-off headlining show on June 18th at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA, supported by The Funeral Pyre Tickets for this show are available here.
1349’s upcoming tour will not only be the band’s first time back in North America since 2010, when supporting the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Triptykon, but it will also mark the band’s first-ever appearance in Puerto Rico.
1349 recently released a sneak peak into the fierce inferno of Aural Hellfire that the band is known to produce on stage. The footage -- which was compiled by friend of the band, S A Destroyer -- consists of the band's live performance last September at The Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. More...
Instrumental pioneers Animals As Leaders have posted a trailer for their new video for “Weightless,” the title track from their 2011 album, which debuted at #92 on the Billboard Top 200 last fall. Alternative Press is hosting an exclusive premiere of the video at this location.
The complete “Weightless” video, which will premiere in the near future, was directed by Scott Hansen, who also directed the band's video for “CAFO,” a song from the 2009 self-titled debut.
Animals as Leaders, which just returned from a tour throughout Europe that included several dates with Swedish tech-metal legends Meshuggah, is currently supporting Thrice on that band's North American farewell tour. Later this year, AAL will return to Europe for a major headlining tour, which will also feature progressive metallers Tesseract. Full dates are listed below. More...
Belgian black metal horde Enthroned will return to the U.K. this May for two live dates. The band will headline London's annual Infernal Damnation Festival (poster below) and play an additional show in Bristol.
18th May - UK - Bristol - The Croft
19th May - UK - London - The Underworld (Infernal Damnation Festival)
Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have been confirmed as the headliners for the Capitan Spaulding Fest in Colombia on June 17th.
The band will be heading to South America for two shows, having already been confirmed as the headliner for the Extreme Gorefest in Venezuela, before heading to the USA and Canada for the Summer Slaughter tour with Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore and more.
Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments:
"When we announced that we were playing in Venezuela, we were overwhelmed by the number of promoters in other countries wanting to book us on the same trip, but due to our current album commitments we are already pushing it by going to South America at all. But, after some deliberation, we decided to add one more show, and Colombia worked best this time around. But we have plans to hit at least five or six South American countries next year, as well as a bunch in Central America, so they just have to hold out a little longer and we guarantee it'll be well worth their wait!"
The Devastated has teamed up with AOL Noisecreep for the premiere of a new music video for "Roof Top Panty Drop." Taken from the band's debut album, "Devil's Messenger," the music video for "Rooftop Panty Drop" was directed by RAGE [Hatebreed, All That Remains, Anthrax] and Kevin Boston.
Check out the video clip at this location or in the player available below.
The Devastated is currently on the "Noise Is The Machine" tour with Fear Factory, Shadows Fall, The Browning, and Legacy of Disorder. A full list of dates can be seen after the jump. More...
Disintegrate, which recently signed to Massacre Records, has now posted a music video online for "Shatter Them." Check out the video clip below.
The band will be releasing "Parasites of a Shifting Future" through Massacre Records on July 27th, 2012. The track listing is as follows:
3. The Art of Clairvoyance
4. Casus Belli
5. Parasites of a Shifting Future
6. Twist of Faith
7. The Architect
8. Shatter Them
9. The Subtle Decay
10. Within the Pain
11. These Scars More...
Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about upcoming shows from Municipal Waste:
"US-based punk-thrashers Municipal Waste have just announced the first dates for this year’s inWASTEion of Europe. Check below to find out where and when the fatal feasts will take place, equip yourselves with booze and prepare to get wasted! More dates to be announced soon – stay tuned!"
06.07. S Gävle - Getaway Festival
09.07. UK Manchester - Moho
10.07. UK London - Dingwalls
12.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Festival
13.07. B Dour - Dour Fest
15.07. I Pinarella - Rockplanet
17.07. D Munich - Feierwerk
18.07. A Innsbruck - Weekender
19.07. D Stuttgart - JuHa West
20.07. NL Lichtenvoorde - Zwarte Cross
21.07. DK Copenhagen - Showdown Fest
27.07. F Sélestat - Lez Arts Sceniques
28.07. NL Steenwijk - Stonehenge Festival
03.08. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
04.08. UK Lympne - Hevy Fest
06.08. I Cannole - Salento Summer Festival
08.08. SLO Tolmin - Metal Camp
09.08. D Chemnitz - Rock Im Betonwerk
10.08. CZ Josefov - Brutal Assault
11.08. FIN Oulu - Jalometalli Fest
13.08. D Hamburg - Hafenklang
14.08. D Berlin - Magnet
15.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
16.08. CH Zürich - Dynamo
18.08. F Thiex - Motocular Fest More...
Nuclear Blast has issued the following statement about Sonic Syndicate
"Last year was an insane rollercoaster for Sonic Syndicatewith extremes of both highs and lows. The band played in front literally the biggest crowds of their entire career, but parted ways with 2 band members. They were presented with Gold Records amongst other music awards, but lost over 100,000 friends when their Facebook page was deleted. The list of good and bad that pursues Sonic is longer than their bar tab at the Metal Hammer Awards. So after the We Rule the World Tour, which spanned Japan, Scandinavia, entire Europe and Russia was complete they decided to call a hiatus, in all honestly not knowing what would happen next. All they knew was they needed to be with their families.
"Nine months of silence. After their joint-headline spot at Summerbreeze festival to over 35,000 people Sonic haven't played a single show since, declining tour offers to play with some of the worlds hugest bands. But all of this still hasn't been enough to stop their fans. The overwhelming amount of requests to see them live again have kept pouring in everyday since they announced the break. Sooner or later Sonic would have to comment something."
The band has now issued the following statement: More...
Swedish death metal act Erupted has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming new album:
"OK, Situation update! Mixing is nearing completion, and from what I have heard so far it's sounding brutal enough to impregnate any attractive women listening to it with the spawn of satan himself.
"We are taking bookings for the summer, and so far it seems like Småland atleast will get all the Erupted action they can handle.
"We are in the process of designing and printing merchandise for the new album, so you all better start saving up, because it is a common fact that: Erupted shirt = badass motherf#cker. (This makes the owners of Carnivore shirts vintage badasses, retro brutality)
"We will release material from the upcoming album for your listening pleasure as soon as we possibly can. But, for any of this to be of any use we need to reach more people!
"So, our suggestion is that you tell all your friends, enemies and random people you might come in contact with about us, maybe even share our page, and in return we will keep providing you with awesome death metal! Any takers?" More...
Polish death metallers Gortal will enter the studio on June 16th, 2012 to begin recording their second album entitled "Deamonolith." The album is set for an autumn 2012 release through Pagan Records. Gortal commented:
"The new CD consists of 9 completely new death metal anthems. All tracks will be laid down at Studio Progresja with Pawel Janos Grabowski at the helm. Gortal invited Michael, the bassist of polish legend Pandemonium to record all bass guitar tracks. The cover artwork will be created again by Michal Xaay Loranc, who has previously worked with bands such as Nile, Behemoth, Armagedon, Trauma and many more."
Chryste - guitars, vox (Pyorrhoea)
Major - guitars (Conquest Icon)
Desecrate - drums (ex-Lost Soul, ex-Pyorrhoea)
Michael - session bass (Pandemonium)
Italy's Despite Exile has teamed up with PureGrainAudio to exclusively premier the new track “Mechanical.” The song is the 3rd and final track off of the viral "Re-Evolve" EP, which will see its release on May 15th.
Listen to “Mechanical” at this location. You can also check out the previously posted music video for "Perfection Neutralized" in the player below.
The EP's track listing is as follows:
2. Perfection Neutralized
3. Mechanical More...
Funeral doom act Evoken has issued the following announcement about releasing a follow-up to the "Caress of the Void" album (reviewed here):
"The new album 'Atra Mors' is now set for release July 31, 2012 via Profound Lore. We'll be playing one new song from the album this Saturday. Plans to tour in support of the new album will be addressed quite soon....stay tuned and doomed."
Further details on "Atra Mors" will be released as they are made available.
Kaotoxin records is proud to announce the inking of a multi-album deal with French death metal horde Savage Annihilation. The band's debut full-length, "Cannibalisme, hérésie et autres sauvageries" will be out on October 1st, 2012. Kaotoxin also issued the following biography of the band:
"Formed in 2002 in the center of France with and by members of Defecal Of Gerbe (Goregrind) and Brennkelt (Black Metal), Savage Annihilation is all about being true to what its name suggests.
"A first eight track demo, 'Death in Progress' is released in 2004, which gets them the opportunity to open for a wide amount of bands (among which Happy Face, Trepan’Dead…). The demo is followed, in 2008, by a split CD (with Decrepify (US), Visceral (Chile) and Ad Nauseum (FR)), featuring three tracks, among which a Sepultura cover that’s gonna end on two different tributes also ('From Roots to the Seed' – Chabane’s recs & 'A Grind Tribute to 80’s Thrash' – Inhuman Homicide recs). Since then, the band has constantly played everywhere they’ve been able to in Europe. More...
Norwegian ethereal rock outfit, Ulver, has released a music video for “Magic Hollow,” taken from the band’s upcoming collection of classic psychedelic rock covers, "Childhood’s End."
The video for Ulver's take on the Beau Brummels song, directed by Justin Oakey, can be seen on the Childhood’s End mini-site here or through the player below.
Childhood’s End is due out in North America on June 5th via Kscope. The album includes Ulver’s unique versions of tracks from The 13th Floor Elevators, Electric Prunes, Jefferson Airplane, The Pretty Things and more. More...
U.S. based death metallers Nile have recently announced the following upcoming European shows, including summer festival performances, a first time special show in the Ukraine, and two concerts in Russia:
02.08. UA Yevpatoriya - Metal Heads Mission
04.08. RUS St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
05.08. RUS Moscow - Milk
08.08. SLO Tolmin - Metal Camp
09.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault
10.08. D Schlotheim - Party San. Festival
12.08. UK Walton On Trent - Bloodstock
16.08. CH Zürich - Dynamo
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
18.08. B Méan - Metal Méan Festival
Prepare for these deadly assaults from the darkest depths of Nile’s catacombs, with more dates to be announced soon. More...
The pickings are quite slim again for new metal music this week on the Rock Band Network, but there is a good quality extreme metal track from rising French stars Eths.
The band will finally be releasing new album "III" (reviewed here) in North America early next month, but fans who haven't gotten a chance to hear the album yet can get an advance preview with the newly added song "Gravis Venter." The following two metal tracks are now available on the Xbox 360 version of the game:
ETHS - "Gravis Venter" (160 MSP)
Skylliton – “Crabplosion” (80 MSP)
PS3 players will instead get the following tracks on Tuesday, May 15th:
Nordheim - "Beer, Metal, Trolls and Vomit!" ($1.99)
Close Your Eyes - "Song for the Broken" ($1.99)
The Bunny The Bear - "Ocean Floor" ($1.99)
Forged in the fires of early Norwegian black metal and tempered by avant-garde projects like Peccatum, extreme metal icon Ihsahn will soon be releasing a fourth excursion titled "Eremita," which combines all his previous influences and takes the music on to the next level.
Fans still have a little over a month of waiting before getting to pick up "Eremita," so to tide over our readers and increase anticipation for the forthcoming release, I spoke with the band mastermind himself about what went into the creation of "Eremita." Over the course of our discussion, Ihsahn explained his creative process for making a new concept that eventually becomes an album, and shared his feelings on how fans should interpret the music however they want and make it their own.
Check out the full interview below, in which Ihsahn not only covers the upcoming new release, but also delves into his past to discuss projects like Thou Shalt Suffer, the fiddle experiment of Hardingrock, and working with his wife in StarofAsh. More...
German wild west metal band Desperadoz (formerly Desperados) posted a new music video for the song "Bullet With My Name." The song appears on the band's fourth LP "Dead Man's Hand" which was released at the end of April through AFM Records. Desperadoz is the side project of Alex Kraft, guitarist for Tom Angelripper's (Sodom) beer soaked side project Onkel Tom Angelripper. The Sodom frontman appeared on the band's debut LP "The Dawn of Dying."
The track listing for "Dead Man's Hand" is as follows:
2. Under the Gun
3. Yippie Ya Yeah (More Than One Good Reason)
5. Bullet With My Name
6. Just Like Cowboyzz Do
7. Last Man Standing
8. My Ol’ Rebel Heart
9. Saloon No. 10
10. Dead Man’s Hand
12. Train of Souls
13. Wild Horses
14. My Gun and Me (Southern Pride Version)
Check out "Bullet With My Name" here: More...
Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell posted a new music video for the song "White Skies." The song appears on the bonus album "Omega White," which is included with the deluxe version of the band's latest LP "Alpha Noir," which focuses more directly on the gothic rock/metal genre a la Type O Negative and Sisters of Mercy. The double album was released on April 27, 2012.
For a review of the "Alpha Noir" standard LP, head on over to this location.
Check out the video here:
It’s Friday and we have new videos from I AM I, Dirty Glory, Jaded Heart, and a very special video clip from Dee Snider. More...