Metal News for May 12, 2012
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21 news articles posted on this day.
Habitual Defilement is streaming a new song, "Corrosion from Putrefied Filth," over on Reverbnation. This song will be part of Habitual Defilement's second release, "The Redemption of Past Supremacy," which will be unleashed in August on Sevared Records. You can also stream a few older songs over on their Reverbnation page, which come from the first EP "The Abolished Arise."
Noah "Shark" Robertson, label head from Swimming With Sharks Records, issued this statement on Friday evening about the serious car accident that Bow Prometheus was in last night in Marshall, Texas: "I just received a very serious, very sad phone call from Bow Prometheus. On the way to their show tonight in Marshall, Texas members of Bow Prometheus were in a serious car accident. We don't have many details at the moment...but their merch guy, roadie, friend, and supporter Blake Gassett has passed away. Rusty, lead singer for Bow Prometheus, has sustained serious injuries and is currently in the hospital. Our hearts go out to these guys and we wish and hope for a speedy recovery for Rusty. We love you guys, from the entire Swimming With Sharks Records Family."
Josh Giles from Bow Prometheus has issued this statement: "I found out that my boy Rusty Wayne is recovering quite well and may be out of the hospital in a week or so he is getting physical therapy and should be back up on his feet. Love you man. I would also like to announce that Bow Prometheus will be canceling a few of our shows until Rusty is complete and he is ready to go at it We promise we will do our best for you all. R.I.P Blake Gassett."
We would like to thank everyone for all the love, support, and prayers for our brother Blake gasset and his family. It has been a tragic night, and he will be greatly missed. We will always remember our barbarian brother. Also we appreciate the love and prayers for rusty, he is broke but not broken and even tho he has some injuries to mend he shall be back tearing up stages in the name of The Barbarian in no time!
Houston deathcore band Take This City will be releasing its as-of-yet-untitled debut album on Swimming With Sharks Records this year. The band has released an official video of the single "We're Only Human," which we have streaming for you below. Take This City is also streaming another track, "Classified," over on its Facebook band page.
Norwegian doom denizens Devil have released the following statement regarding their second album: "Anyhow, we're glad to announce that we survived this and last years festivals and gigs, and even though it was a blast all the way, we have now decided to focus on our next album which we've called 'Gather the Sinners.' It will be released once again on the fine Soulseller Records hopefully this year. We are from now on concentrating fully on the album, and will therefore not be seen much on stage until late this year."
"However, we know that fans of Devil and 'Time To Repent' also will love Gather the Sinners, as it will be another trip down heavy metal memory lane, and the authenticity and evil cheerfulness is still very much represented. To show you just what we're aiming at, we're proud to present a sneak preview filmed live at Roadburn of the song 'They Pale,' which will be featured on 'Gather the Sinners.' We hope you enjoy this, and look forward to the album just as we do."
Devil also went on to say this about the new cover song that they have put out: "Since we're so fucking trendy, we're now exploring Bandcamp. As an opening treat for you all there, we've uploaded our contribution to the Ozzy tribute 'No More Tears' coming in June. And by Belsebub, will we be the odd one out there!! Don't say we didn't warn you, but if you're somewhat sadomasochistic, give it a spin. We'll be using the Bandcamp for other stuff that for some reason don't get on the releases later as well." Stream "Mr. Crowley" by Devil below.
Superskum has posted a new video interview online with Christopher Bowes of Alestorm, which was conducted in Denver on April 13th, 2012. Check out the video clip below.
In other Alestorm news, the band will be heading out on tour with Insomnium this October and also recently released a new music video for "Death Throes of the Terror Squid."
Swedish doom collective One Inch Giant has just released a Black Sabbath medley consisting of ten different songs, which is streaming below. One Inch Giant made this medley as a tribute to Tony Iommi in his fight against cancer, letting all of its fans choose the songs. Follow more news from the band by heading over to One Inch Giant's Facebook page.
Warriors of Metal, Inc. has revealed its 2012 Promo Video for Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air produced by the vocalist and guitarist of the Brazilian thrash metal band Machinage. Furthermore, the organization has issued the following statement regarding its charitable effort for this year's festivities:
"Since Warriors of Metal, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Ohio and we are dedicated to education and proliferation of metal music as well as charitable service to our greater metal family and community, we would like to announce that for this year's charity project we will be collecting money at the festival to donate to our metal brother Brian Bond, who plays in the Thursday, June 28th Pre-Fest Showcase band KLNZR."
"Brian recently lost his home to a fire and although everybody in the family is fine, they did lose some pets in the process of trying to escape the blaze. Brian and his family are in temporary housing now and we will be making a collection during the Fest to help them out. Additionally, our friend Fabio Delibo of the Brazilian thrash metal band Machinage has stated: 'We from Machinage are very saddened to hear about Brian Bond's home having been destroyed in a fire, and since we can't help just by our hands, we are willing to try to collect as much money as we can in all the gigs."
"We are going to play in our month long US Tour this summer in order to help Brian and his family.' The 2012 Machinage US Tour starts at Worcester, Massachusetts, goes as far north as Burlington, Vermont, as far south as New Orleans, Louisiana, and as far west as Kansas City, Missouri. We at Warriors of Metal, Inc. applaud Machinage's pledge and shall do our best to help them raise even more money for the Bond family and this worthy cause during our fifth year anniversary show this summer."
For more information on the Warriors Of Metal Fest V, go to its website.
Thrash act Chaos Theory is going to release a debut album through Massacre Records, and the label commented:
"The band from Italy has signed a record deal with us and will release their debut album 'Bio-Death' in late June!
"The band was formed in autumn 2009 by guitarist Giovanni and drummer Michele. Vocalist Claudio, bassist Daniele and the other guitarist Davide joined the line-up and they soon recorded their first self-titled demo, which was released in 2010.
"Daniele left the band during the recordings of their upcoming album. This had no effect on the quality of the album. Multi-instrumentalist Maurizio Fracchetti, who is also responsible for the mix and mastering, stepped in as bassist on 'Bio-Death.' Chaos Theory is still looking for a bassist, though.
"Watch out for Chaos Theory, 'cause they're playing fucking hard and fucking heavy!" More...
In what could the ultimate NY death metal package of all time, Incantation is teaming up with its long-time friends Immolation for a series of five dates in Brazil. Guitarist Alexander Bouks and band founder John McEntee (Funerus) commented: "This is going to be some historical shows to be sharing the stage with our longtime brothers in Immolation. We are ready to devastate the Brazilian metal legions with our death metal darkness." John added : "Yes it will be great. It's always a honor to play for them, there are many true death metal Incantation supporters in Brazil."
July 5th - Curitiba, Brazil @ Hangar Bar
July 6th - Belo Horizont, Brazil @ Music Hall
July 7th - São José do Rio Preto, Brazil @ Avalanche Fest
July 8th - São Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar 110
July 9th - Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Beco More...
Procession will be heading out on the "Doom Downunder" tour in Australia this September with Mournful Congregation. The band commented:
"The following are the final dates for the Doom Downunder Tour 2012, where along with funeral devotees Mournful Congregation, we'll be blowing out every candle, stealing away every hope and crushing every holy spirit in Australia:
ADELAIDE: Thursday 20th Sept. – HIGHER GROUND
BRISBANE: Friday 21st Sept. – THE BEETLE BAR
SYDNEY: Saturday 22nd Sept. – BALD FACED STAG
MELBOURNE: Sunday 23rd Sept. – THE HIFI BAR
Canada's Vengeful has issued the following announcement about recording new material and splitting with the band's vocalist:
"Hello supporters! We finally comeback with news about things to come. Guitar tracking has begun for our next release. Yes we are already in the studio to bring you more death metal. For those of you that pay attention to detail, we announced several times in some of our previous updates that we recorded 22 songs during the drum sessions for Vengeful.
"The album features 12 of those tracks and we released 2 cover songs. The remaining 8 songs are comprised of the re-recording of our first album in its entirety and a medley of our 3 song-demo. So what you'll get are more brutal and better sounding versions all the songs from Karma and Tragedy Lies Ahead.
"Those recordings will unfortunately serve as our last outings with Vengeful's original vocalist Marc-André Grenier who decided to leave the band to focus on his career and other personal projects. Even though the remaining members of the band are disappointed by his departure, we remain in good terms. The vocalist position his now handled by Emmanuel Pronovost who's been playing the guitar with Vengeful since 2008. His guitarist slot is now occupied by Phil Tougas (First Fragment, Chthe'ilist). This new configuration of Vengeful is featured on our rendition of Morbid Angel's Blood on my hands.
"There is no release date for the Karma-TLA re-recordings but 2013 sounds about right. We'll keep you posted on that front..... In the meantime we're going to get back on stage to play our latest album and introduce this new lineup around our area.
"Musical suggestions: Krisiun - The Great Execution, Psycrotic - The Inherited Repression, Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol and Lamb of God's Resolution. Eternal Gray, Nader Sadek .....a little late on those two. Looking foward to the new Down EP, Kill Devil Hill's debut and Gojira's new album." More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of power metal act Theocracy performing the song "Nailed" in Kouvola, Finland on April 30th, 2012.
"Nailed" is taken of the band's new album "As The World Bleeds." To hear more from the album, check out the track "I Am" at this location.
ComaTour 2012, whose dates we have posted here previously, is streaming a promo video for the event. The tour kicks off on June 8th in Spartanburg, South Carolina and features Kraanium, Atrocious Abnormality and Coathanger Abortion.
Skyharbor, which is currently streaming the entire "Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos" album online, has now posted a playthrough video online for the song "Dots." Check out the video clip below.
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
U.K. based prog metal act To-Mera is currently recording a third full-length and follow-up to the "Delusions" album. The band has issued the following announcement about seeking fan submissions for a chance to appear as a guest vocalist on the album:
"Alright, so with the mixing fast approaching, we still have a few little things to finish up. One of which is deciding who is evil enough to record some guest 'black metal scream' vocals over a short section of music.
"To help us decide, we want to hear YOUR screams on video! To make the competition fair, it should be to the words (which have nothing to do with the actual lyrics): 'South-east England remains in drought.' That's a pretty dark subject for you.
"Entries can be posted on our Facebook page, or submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. A final verdict on the most evil scream will be made by next Friday evening (18th May). Feel free to get your friends involved!"
Dutch act Massive Assault has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Massive Assault drummer Gideon will quit the band at the end of the year. Regretably Massive Assault's active agenda and Gideon's busy private live can't be combined anymore.
"We don't want to stop the Massive Assault machine, because things look very well for the band. That's why we are already searching for a new drummer to recruit!
"We're looking for a drummer who's got affinity with Old School Death Metal and the D-Beat style.
We have our own rehearsal/studio in Hoogeveen (The Netherlands), but we're willing to practice at other places if this seems to be the best solution for both the band an drummer.
"Interested drummers/musicians can respond by mailing our Guitarist Fredde at e-mail: email@example.com"
Australia's The Eternal has posted a second video in a series covering the band's time in the studio working on new album "When The Circle of Light Begins to Fade." This new episode, available below, focuses on Dave Langland and the tracking of the bass guitar. Check out this video in the player below, or find the previously posted in-studio footage at this location.
Germany's Dunkelheit Produktionen will release the three song EP "Wijsgeer & Narreman" from Dutch black metal act Laster. An outing of atmospheric black metal with hypnotic riffs inspired by J.W. von Goethe's Faust, "Wijsgeer & Narreman" will be released on MCD (August 1st) and Cassette format (June 1st). Laster (meaning libel) was founded and located in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The band consists of N. (Northward) and W. Damiaen (Omninihilist, Sea Of Trees, Willoos, White Oak). Stream all three tracks over at Bandcamp or in the player below.
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
Croatia's The Stupar Project has issued the following announcement about gearing up to record a debut album:
"Band is currently preparing to enter the studio to record it's first full-length album in the 'Crna Zemlja' recording studio.
"Also, TSP will play a weekend tour with our friends from Bloodline in Osijek July 15th, Becej July 16th and Backa Topola July 17th."
You can also view the band's previously posted video for "Against All Odds" in the player below. More...
U.K. based band Fractals has uploaded a new pre-production song titled "Embrace Abstraction," which will appear on an upcoming new album from the act later this year. Check out the song in the SoundCloud player below. You can also listen to the previously posted single "The Invariant" over at this location. More...