Metal News for May 13, 2013
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Nodrama has released a new music video for "Undefined," which can be found below. The band also comments on the clip: "Recorded in 13 minutes with a GoPro and edited the same day in Obermarchtal (Deutchland) during the Electric Punishment Tour 2013 with Vicious Rumors and The Order Of Chaos."
To hear more from Nodrama, watch the band's previously posted music video for "Untouchable Treasure" at this location.
The number of metal bands out there has exploded in the last few years, and finding acts that meet your tastes can be quite a challenge, especially if you prefer your heavy music underground instead of well known. To help keep up with the ever shifting sea of metal, each Monday we unearth three lesser known bands all grouped by style or location.
We’ve looked at underground experimental bands before, but today we’ll cover three groups on the far fringe of the avant-garde scene. These three metallic offerings are for fans of the most bizarre reaches of music, combining elements that typically never come within miles of each other.
Age of Silence
Norway’s Age of Silence unfortunately only released a single full-length album back in 2004, titled “Acceleration,” and followed that with an EP the next year. True to its name, the band has been mostly silent since then, only popping up in 2010 to announce work was underway on another album, but nothing has come of it yet.
Age of Silence starts with a distinctly Scandinavian metal sound, but goes primarily for clean vocals, lacing in a variety of odd keyboard sound effects that take the music in a different direction than normal.
While there may or may not ever be new Age of Silence material, band member Andy Winter recently released his own solo album, offering more proggy Norwegian metal for fans who can’t get enough.
Legendary writer/musician/singer Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva's Pain/Savatage/T.S.O.) will release his first solo album "Raise the Curtain" on June 21, 2013 via AFM Records. The album will be in the style of Tobi Sammet's Avantasia, a conceptual release with multiple guest appearances based on material that the mastermind has collected over the last 4-5 years.
The track listing and cover art for "Raise the Curtain" are as follows:
1. Raise The Curtain
2. Soul Chaser
3. Ten Years
4. Father Time
5. I Know
6. Big Brother
10. The Witch
11. Can’t Get Away
12. The Truth (Bonus Track) More...
Transcend Music today introduces the debut single and music video for Stormbringer's "Grinder." The single will be available to download on iTunes May 20th, 2013. "Grinder" is taken from Stormbringer's forthcoming debut album "MMXXIII," set for release July 15th, 2013.
Polkadot Cadaver's "Last Call In Jonestown" comes out tomorrow (May 14th) via Razor To Wrist Records. Leading into the release, the band has one more exclusive song premier to give you, this one via Gun Shy Assassin.
Check out "Lunatic" at this location. You can also catch the band live:
6/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
6/15 – Trenton, NJ @ Championships *
6/16 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater *
6/18 – Albany, NY @ Bogies *
6/19 – Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylum *
6/20 – Syracuse, NY @ Three Fat Guys *
6/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys * w/ Diecast
6/22 – Emily City, MI @ Dalefest *
6/23 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes #
6/24 – Saint Joseph, MI @ Czar’s 505 #
6/25 – Sauget, IL @ Pops #
6/26 – Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail #
6/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 #
6/28 – Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks #
6/29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room #
6/30 – Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge *
# = Polkadot Cadaver, One Eyed Doll, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo
* = Polkadot Cadaver, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo
The sprawling "Kether," the sophomore full-length from the Chicago trio known as I Klatus, is out now digitally as well as via an extremely limited one-time pressing direct from the band.
Today The Obelisk hosts a descriptive track-by-track breakdown of the myths and madness on "Kether," alongside a full stream of the entire album right here. You can also check out the stream below. More...
Theocracy has announced several upcoming U.S. and European festival appearances for later this year. Further dates are expected to be announced soon, and current details are as follows:
18.05.2013: Flames of Fire Music Festival - Elizabethtown, KY USA
07.09.2013: Deland Rock & Metal Festival - Deland, FL USA
02.11.2013: Brainstorm Festival - Apeldoorn, Netherlands
09.11.2013: Blast of Eternity - Neckarsulm, Germany
15.11.2013: Maata Näkyvissa - Turku, Finland More...
Russian humor metal band Dollycrow has now released new album "Water Closet," which is available for streaming online. Check it out via Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Water Closet 03:29
2. Leather jacket 03:30
3. Shit Off 02:15
4. Buggereating 02:36
5. Blades 02:14
6. Waterfarting after Sex 02:02
7. Aluminum Nightpot 04:00
8. Krankenschwester 03:11
9. Sexuale Speisekarte 03:08
10. LKM 04:26 More...
The blazing debut LP from Harrisonburg, Virginia-based Earthling, titled "Dark Path," is out now on Forcefield Records. Terrorizer Magazine is now hosting a stream of the album, which can be heard right here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Through an organic, blackened, thrashing hybrid of metal drawing influences from across the spectrum of extreme music, Earthling has finally captured their corrosive sound on record. A diverse, premier debut offering, Dark Path is a coarse display of the band's terrorizing spirit; a ravenous force that has guided the group through countless shows, relentless demo recordings, and over five years of sheer sacrifice.
"Recorded by Garret Morris (Windhand, Cough, Parasytic, Bastard Sapling) and mastered by Mikey Allred (Inter Arma, Hellbender, Across Tundras), one can rest assured that this album is well versed in sonic mayhem. More...
Sterbhaus has posted a teaser clip online for new video "Frogboiler," which will be released on May 19th and is the second music video off the album "Angels for Breakfast ...And God for Lunch." Check out the teaser below. You can also watch the previous video for "Insecticide" at this location.
Trance-inducing sound contortionists Eight Bells recently wrapped up a short run of live ceremonies alongside Salt Lake City sludge collective SubRosa. The eclectic trio made their way through Seattle, Vancouver, Spokane, Boise, Salt Lake City, Oakland, and San Francisco, dousing listeners with ethereal hymns of jammy, majestic panic.
Comments Melynda Jackson of the journey: “We have returned to our lives and jobs. Our excitement for upcoming tasks is evident, and we are planning a couple of local shows and weekend trips for the Summer, although our focus is on writing for a new album. We thank everyone who was supportive, and that was pretty much everyone we encountered, and we also thank SubRosa for being amazing artists and road partners.
"I don't really have any great crazy stories from the road so I will make a random list of disjointed ideas: peacocks screamed at me in Idaho way too early in the morning; there was an actual outhouse that was actually used; we visited and revisited the fact that Stevie Wonder's song ‘Part Time Lover’ has a very uncomfortable and awkward drum beat. Canadians are very nice people. Wet wipes are a touring band's best friend. People who spend 20 minutes telling you that your band is good, but just not what they would ever listen to as if their opinion matters that much and who distract you from talking with actual friends are hilarious; nothing makes napping more beautiful than the sound of tires droning on the surface of the interstate.”
Eight Bells released a debut full-length in the form of "The Captain’s Daughter" earlier this year via Seventh Rule Recordings.
A Pale Horse Named Death will release sophomore album "Lay My Soul to Waste" this coming May 21st in North America on Steamhammer/SPV.
Metal Sucks is now hosting the premiere of another new track from the album. Check out "The Needle in You" here or via the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Lay My Soul to Waste
2. Shallow Grave
3. The Needle in You
4. In the Sleeping Death
5. Killer by Night
6. Growing Old
7. Dead of Winter
8. Devil Came With a Smile
9. Day of the Storm
11. Cold Dark Mourning More...
German melodic rock act Pink Cream 69 (featuring ex-Adagio vocalist David Readman and Unisonic bassist Dennis Ward) posted a new music video for the track "Special." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Ceremonial," which is available now through Frontiers Records.
The video features appearances from former vocalist Andy Deris (Helloween), Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T./Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Mike Tramp (Ex-White Lion):
Brazilian power metal act Hibria posted a teaser clip for the band's upcoming music video for the new song "Silence Will Make You Sugger." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming, as of yet untitled LP. The album will be released in Japan on June 26 (via King Records) and in Brazil on July 13th. No European or North American dates have yet been announced. The band is streaming a demo version of the new track "Deadly Vengeance," which can be heard at this location.
The band is recording the album at Undercity Studios with producer and new guitarist Renato Osorio (Ex-Scelerata/Magician/Fighterlord). Check out the teaser clip here:
Syrian metal act Despair has revealed the cover artwork to upcoming new EP release "Envenomed Monarchy," which will be the follow-up to the "Depersonalization" album. Check out the art below, or find more info on Despair at Facebook here. More...
Milford, NH act Dead Ocean has posted a new single online for streaming. Check out the lyric video of "Odi et Amo" in the player below. You can also hear more from the band over at Facebook here.
Orphaned Land has posted a lyric video online for "Our Own Messiah," taken from the upcoming album "All Is One." Check out the clip below.
"All Is One" is due out June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. All Is One
2. The Simple Man
4. Let The Truce Be Known
5. Through Fire And Water
9. Ya Benaye
10. Our Own Messiah
11. Children More...
Dutch metalheads Kill Division, featuring former members of Legion Of The Damned and God Dethroned, have signed to Metal Blade. The label comments:
"Death. Grind. Thrash! If you like your Metal authentic then welcome to the force that is KILL DIVISION!
"Taking their experiences from Legion of the Damned, God Dethroned, Asphyx, and Inhume, Richard Ebisch (guitars, bass, vocals), Susan Gerl (guitars, vocals) and Roel Sanders (drums) decided it was time to release their combined sound on the world with a new band! Metal Blade is happy to announce their collaboration with this ripping new band!" More...
Sight of Emptiness has teamed up with Decibel Magazine to stream new track "Paradox" online. Check out the song here or in the player below. The band also comments:
"This is Paradox, a new song from our upcoming album Instincts, featuring Costa Rica's minister of culture Manuel Obregón. Exclusive streaming available at the one and only Decibel Magazine's website. What ya think? Let us know."
Sweden's Portrait has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:
"The writing process for the upcoming album is done, and Portrait is now moving on to the next and final phase of the establishment of Crossroads.
"In a few weeks from now, we will enter the studio to start the pre-productions. Release date and further album details will be revealed when the time is right. Long live the Silent. F.T.M.R.O.A."
Further details will be announced as they are made available, and you can also find more info on the band via Facebook here.
Philip Anselmo, front man of Pantera and Down, will release "Walk Through Exits Only" this coming July 19th via Season of Mist in partnership with Anselmo's own Housecore Records.
Parasite Inc. has posted a trailer online for new album "Time Tears Down," which can be found below. The album is due out August 2nd, and Parasite Inc. will also be releasing an official music video for new track "The Pulse Of The Dead" on May 19th, 2013.
Toronto's Weston has posted new song "The Undertow" online, which can be heard below. "The Undertow" is the first single off the band's debut EP "Misfortunes," recorded with Brendon Padjasek, the guitarist of Structures.
The EP is due out this summer, and further details on the band can be found at Facebook here.
Swedish epic metallers Eldkraft are releasing the third single taken off upcoming debut album "Shaman" via lastrit.es. Check out the song "Patterns" here or in the player below.
"Shaman" will be released the 24th /27th of May, 2013 in Europe via Metal Blade Records on CD and LP. The track listing is:
The Dillinger Escape Plan is due to release new album "One Of Us Is The Killer" on May 14th, 2013. The full album is now available for streaming online via Pitchfork.com here.
The album's track listing is:
2. When I Lost My Bet (watch the music video here)
3. One of Us Is the Killer
4. Hero of the Soviet Union
5. Nothing's Funny
6. Understanding Decay
7. Paranoia Shields
8. CH 375 268 277 ARS
9. Magic That I Held You Prisoner
11. The Threat Posed by Nuclear Weapons More...
Austin, Texas-based rock act Scorpion Child will release a self-titled album on June 21st, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The band has now released the second part of a video trailer series titled "Meeting Scorpion Child," which can be viewed below.
Canada's Fatality has announced the band's new album will be titled "Psychonaut." The album is set for release on June 28th, 2013.
To fund the new album, upcoming tour, and music video the band is looking to raise $10,000 by June 4th through a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.com here. Successfully raising over $3,000 in just one week, fans continue to support the campaign and album through this new initiative. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Smarter, stronger and musically tighter than ever, Fatality are now ready to unleash their sophomore album on their adoring public. Entitled Psychonaut, their new record is at once a darker and more mature effort, with more complex arrangements and sophisticated concepts, that still retains their trademark energy and commitment to drunken mayhem.
"Tracks like 'Thoughts Collide' and 'Before The Collapse' delve deep into the sodden minds of their creators, bubbling with the strange alchemy of pop culture. Set to be released June 28th, 2013 Psychonaut is an exploration of the inner landscape of the mind, where addled thoughts and horror-polluted dreams are held up to musical scrutiny. Monstrous, ambitious, and sardonically funny as ever, Fatality are taking their unique sound and boundless energy to the next level." More...
Norway's masters of doom Magister Templi have released their full-length debut "Lucifer Leviathan Logos" to North American audiences this week. Check out all seven tracks from the release below in the player, or over at bandcamp. This follow-up to 2012's self-released "Iao Sabao!" EP, offers an alchemical balance of occult/doom music blended with pure NWOBHM-inspired traditional metal.
Prog rock/metal act Tesseract is gearing up for the release of "Altered State" via Century Media Records on May 28th. Starting today, "Altered State" is streaming in full via the Youtube playlist below. The album's track listing is:
01. Of Matter - Proxy
02. Of Matter - Retrospect
03. Of Matter - Resist
04. Of Mind - Nocturne
05. Of Mind - Exile
06. Of Reality - Eclipse
07. Of Reality - Palingenesis
08. Of Reality - Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy - Singularity
10. Of Energy - Embers More...
Houston-based progressive metal act Oceans Of Slumber has posted a video for the song "Remedy" off their self-released debut "Aetherial." Check out the video below. The person responsible for the mixing and mastering of Aetherial, UK madman Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile, etc.), had this to say about his work with the Houston prog-metallers:
"Oceans of Slumber are of one of the top 10 bands I've ever worked with. The perfect mixture of sheer brutality with ultimate musicianship taking you on a journey through music. Old school metal mixed with prog and psychedelia brought right up to date with cutting death metal and black metal influences. All my favorite stuff rolled into one!"
German traditional death metal crew Lifeless has released a video for the song "Perdition of the Whore" taken from their latest album, "Godconstruct." Released on March 1st by FDA Rekotz, "Godconstruct" follows the band's debut, "Beyond the Threshold of Death," which was released in 2008. Check out "Perdition of the Whore" below.
The album is available in CD, vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl version will come in two different editions, the Die Hard Edition, which is limited to 100 copies on blue vinyl and comes with poster, inlay, sticker and an embroidered patch, and the Obscure Edition on black vinyl with inlay.
German melodic death metal band Burial Vault and Apostasy Records have hooked up with GunShyAssassin.com for the exclusive premier of "The Nightly Horror," off of the band's forthcoming album, "Incendium." To stream "The Nightly Horror" ahead of the album's May 24th release via Apostasy Records, visit this location.
The album is designed as a closed concept which is heavily inspired by parts of the classic dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Here, the quintet uses both the music as well as the texts as a medium to tell the transformation of a man in a near future from a blind follower to a critical opponent in four action-packed chapters.
Recorded at the Soundlodge Studio with producer Joerg Uken (Dew-Scented, Nightfall, God Dethroned a.o.) the listeners get melodic death metal with appropriate technical and progressive influences and also subtle black metal and acoustic moments.
Los Angeles thrashers Anger As Art are set to invade Europe for a string of dates that include an appearance at Dokk'em Open Air in Dokkum, Netherlands alongside Testament, Iced Earth, Cryptopsy and more. Anger As Art is touring in support of its latest rager, "Hubris Inc." Powestroke will be joining Anger As Art for the bulk of the tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
6/14 @ Blue Devils Bar - Arras, FR
6/15 @ The Rambler - Eindhoven, NL
6/16 @ Verlichte Geest - Roeselare, BE
6/17 - 6/19 - TBA
6/20 @ The Metro - Waarchoot, BE *
6/21 @ Dokk'em Open Air - Dokkum, NL *
* - No Powerstroke
USDM pioneers Incantation have announced a new string of US dates in support of last year's well-received "Vanquish in Vengeance." The band commented: "July marks a number of shows for us throughout the States. We're poised to devour your souls on our 'Will of Vengeance' tour. Label mates and brothers in battle Acheron will join us for the first wave of carnage. You've been warned!"
INCANTATION Live Dates:
July 18 - TBA
July 19 @ The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Acheron, Deceased Visceral Disgorge
July 20 @ Fete - Providence, RI w/ Acheron, Bog of the Infidel, ChurchBurn
July 25 @ Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
July 26 @ Brauerhouse - Lombard, IL w/ Cardiac Arrest
July 27 @ Foundry - Lakewood, OH w/ Embalmer, Soulless, Cardiac Arrest, Sodomized,
August 10 @ SUMMER SLEAZE FEST OPEN AIR @ Scooter's - Johnstown, PA
w/ Funerus, Mausoleum & many more www.summersleaze.com for info.
Sept 20 @ INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST - Indianapolis, IN
w/ Funerus, Acheron, Decrepit Birth & many more. www.indianapolismetalfest.com.
The Finnish metal band Coventhrall released the first track from its debut album "Legacy of Morfuidra," which is streaming below and now available on all major digital platforms. The track is the video episode of "Morfuidra," along with a prologue introducing the concept and the the story.
Coventhrall´s debut "Legacy of Morfuidra" is a concept album, telling a story of a hero sent out to gain help against a fleet of scavengers lusting for their powerful technology. One that is so powerful, that even the people of Morfuidra themselves had to hide it away after it almost destroyed their entire civilization.
Swedish rockers HEX, who recently inked a deal with logic(il)logic Records, is streaming the new track entitled "Hellbound." The song appears on the band's debut self-titled LP, which is due for release on May 28th through the label.
Hex was formed in October 2011 by Jonas Hygren (vocals), Jerker Johansson (bass), Micke Backelin (ex-Lord Belial) (drums) and Jörgen Svärd on lead guitars. In spring of 2012, Johansson switched to rhythm guitar and the band added bassist Timo Hagström. Hex's style is a mix of metal, hard rock and industrial elements. Check out "Hellbound" here:
Amberian Dawn posted a new music video for the track "Kokko - Eagle Of Fire." The song originally appeared on the band's 2009 release "The Clouds of Northland Thunder," which was re-recorded for the upcoming compilation "Re-Evolution," which is scheduled for release on June 14th (Finland) and June 17th (World) via KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy, with world distribution via Pure Steel Records. The release features Amberian Dawn tracks re-recorded with new vocalist Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen, who joined the band in December of 2012.
The track listing for "Re-Evolution" is as follows:
3. Kokko - Eagle of Fire
4. Lily of the Moon
5. Come Now Follow
6. Crimson Flower
7. Circus Black
8. Lost Soul
9. Cold Kiss
10. River of Tuoni
11. Charnel's Ball
Check out "Kokko - Eagle of Fire" here: More...
Canadian folk metal act Scythia is streaming a pre-production demo for the new song "Army Of the Bear. The song will appear on the band's upcoming new release, as of yet untitled, which is due out in late 2013/early 2014. According to the band, the song marks a new musiccal direction.
Check out "Army Of the Bear":
Italian progressive metal act Lykaion posted a new music video for the track "Empty." The song appears on the band's debut LP "Nothin' But Death," which was issued last year via Bakersteam Records.
The video was directed by Dario Prosperini for Giallovideo Productions. Check it out here:
Austrian thrash act The Last Warning posted a new music video for the track "The Beast." The song appears on the band's upcoming new LP "Progression," which drops via Massacre Records on June 28, 2013.
The video was shot in Athens, Greece and directed by Nick Mylonas and George Tsantilas. Check it out here:
Swedish power metal act ReinXeed, featuring guitarist/vocalist Tommy Johansson (Golden Resurrection), posted the second in a series of video studio blogs as the band records the new LP "A New World." The album is targeted for release for late summer/early fall.
In this installment, Tommy records some of the vocal tracks for the song "The Journey Home":
Children of Bodom posted the new video "Transference," which can be seen below. The song appears on the band's new LP "Halo Of Blood," which is scheduled to drop on June 7, 2013 (EU), June 10, 2013 (UK) and June 11, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out the video here: