Metal News for May 15, 2012
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Toronto's The Isosceles Project is currently embarked on the summer North American "Kilometer Conversion" tour, which will take the band across Canada and the United States promoting the new record "Bridges." You can stream the entire album below, and full venue information on the upcoming 35 various dates can be found at this location.
The upcoming dates on the tour are as follows:
May 16th 2012 - Ottawa, ON
May 17th 2011 - North Bay, ON
May 18th 2012 - Barrie, ON
May 19th 2012 - Windsor, ON
May 20th 2012 - Dayton, OH
May 21st 2012 - Columbus, OH
May 22nd 2012 - Lexington, KY
May 23rd 2012 - Knoxville, TN
May 24th 2011 - Louisville, KY
May 25th 2012 - Hopkinsville, KY
May 26th 2012 - Joplin, MO
May 27th 2012 - TBA, LA
May 28th 2012 - Lafayette, LA
May 29th 2012 - Lafayette, LA
May 31st 2012 - Austin, TX
June 1st 2012 - Tyler, TX
June 2nd 2012 - Denton, TX
June 3rd 2012 - Conway, AR
June 4th 2012 - Birmingham, AL
June 5th 2012 - Raleigh NC
June 6th 2012 - TBA, VA
June 7th 2012 - TBA, PA
June 8th 2012 - Manfield, MA
June 9th 2012 - TBA, CT
June 10th 2012 - New Bedford, MA
June 12th 2012 - New York City, NYC
June 13th 2012 - Providence, RI
June 14th 2012 - TBA, ME
June 15th 2012 - TBA, NY
June 16th 2012 - TBA, NY More...
Every Tuesday we share metal show mosh pit stories from bands and fans coming from every genre and corner of the globe. This week we have the following story from Illinois based act DaiTribe about a giant in the pit getting a taste of his own medicine:
Pits and stage diving has changed a lot in the last 20 yrs. First pit I saw was during my time in TX. Brutal and intense circles with a lot of surfing. Back then, you'd see them ignite like they'd been waiting all their lives to unleash and explode. I'd look out from the stage and see hundreds of kids having a great night. If someone got knocked down, someone would get picked up. The mosh pits would police themselves and everyone looked out for each other in the truest sense of brotherhood.
Fast forward to today where the spirit is there, it just seems like the outcome is very different. You see these giant guys in the center knocking down people half their size. The Brazilian style pits where the circle kicks rule and seems like most people aren't paying attention. Now, I took my hits back in the day, it was gonna happen. You might catch an elbow or a fist here and there but it wasn't intentional.
So, the funniest thing I ever saw was at a show and this girl had to be about five feet and it's the middle of the set. She's thrashing and holding her own and some giant guy who's at least a foot taller, goes against the pit and she lowers her head and nails him in the gut! At first I thought she'd knocked herself out cause she flew back about 4-5 feet before the pit caught her and put her upright again. I'd been watching this guy for a couple of songs and it was clear that he was way too out of it and just trying to hurt anyone he could. Coolest thing I saw all night cause she pretty much leveled him!
DaiTribe is out now with the new album "Epochalypse A.D." and recently released a new music video for the song "I Hate Me". You can also check out a track-by-track video for "Epochalypse A.D." at this location.
Check back in again next week for another dose of pit stories from fans and metal musicians.
The Bloodstock 2012 organizers have announced a further three acts for the Sophie stage at this year's festival.
Returning to Catton Hall, Witchsorrow threatens the British summer time with downtuned doom and gloom that echoes metal greats such as St Vitus, Candlemass and Trouble. Says mainman Necro Skull: "We are truly honoured to be returning to cast a shadow over Bloodstock once more. We promise you total doom annihilation, a celebration for the damned as the end of the world looms at the end of this wretched annum. To be in the company of such excellent bands as Watain, Alice Cooper, Orange Goblin, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth is a grand thing indeed. God curse us, every one!"
Returning for the second year in a row, London loud-louts Dripback take a break from the studio to come back to the Sophie stage with their seething mix of hardcore and death metal. The band commented, “For us it’s all about being intense in tents, so this really is the perfect festival slot for Dripback. We’re all so buzzing about playing with Crowbar, Hatebreed, Testament and all the other awesome bands, this really is the best festival."
Finally, Swiss thrashers Battalion make their UK debut at Bloodstock. The Thrash Maniacs check in to say: “It's the first time for us to play in England! What a fucking start! We're looking forward to kick some ass there!!! See ya Bloodstock! Cheers from Zurich, the Battalion-Bastards.”
"Psych Minus Space Control" -- the deranged fifth full-length from curious Norwegian black metal peddler Furze -- is currently streaming in its entirety, in conjunction with its release this week via Fysisk Format. Open the gateways to all forty-three hypnotic, disturbing minutes encompassing the album at this location. A track from the album is also available below. The following press release was also issued:
"The latest psychedelically-inclined blackened rock output from Furze's primary solo artist Woe J. Reaper and his close-knit team of henchmen have once again defied all expectations and delivered an expectedly odd, intriguing collection of unconventional blackened rock.
"Psych Minus Space Control is now ready for public consumption in multiple formats including digital download, CD and standard gatefold LP, and a special diehard vinyl version of the LP bearing a numbered logbook limited to 200 copies. Check out photos of the diehard version as well as an audio preview of the album at this location.
"Following a long line of releases including four previous LPs on labels including Candlelight and Agonia, Psych Minus Space Control, defies even the eccentric practices of past Furze albums, more rock/jam/broken-prog-oriented than ever, yet not without the usual oddities evenly mixing up the entire production. Recorded in three different studios, with sessions dating over ten years, the album contains material dating back to 1992. With over ninety percent of the LP lying in the vocal-free realms, Furze transgress the borders of black metal and classic psychedelic rock, evoking a mystic sensation of terror and elevation, suggesting a musical archetype where the powers of Sun Ra, Hellhammer and Black Sabbath come into one." More...
Massachusetts metallers Revocation have confirmed that they will be taking part in this year's Scion Rock Fest on June 2nd taking place in Tampa, Florida. The event kicks off at 4 PM and will be held at four venues in the area including: The Ritz Ybor, Crowbar, The Orpheum and Czar Bar.
Revocation front man Dave Davidson spoke about playing this year's Scion Rock Fest: "We are very pleased to be a part of this year's Scion Rock Fest. We can't wait to tear it up and check out all the sick bands that are playing. Floridians, prepare for the onslaught!"
The band has also confirmed that Revocation will be taking part in the Shockwave Festival Tour alongside Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation and more. The tour kicks off July 6th in Seattle, WA and runs through August 4th in Hollywood, CA.
"This summer's Shockwave Festival is packed with totally sick bands and we're very pumped to be a part of it. We're already bros with a bunch of the bands on this package so we know it'll be a rager for sure and the fact that Fear Factory is headlining with direct support from Voivod is gonna make it totally insane. It's going to be a very booze drenched summer!" says Davidson.
Revocation will also be hitting the road this summer with label mates Dying Fetus and Six Feet Under on the "18 Nights of Blood Tour." The tour starts June 8th in Atlanta, GA and will wrap up June 29th in Tampa, FL. Dates are listed below. The band has also been keeping everyone up to date on all the mayhem on the road with a series of new tour blogs on Metal Underground. More...
Paris based act Eibon has released a new video clip for "Entering Darkness," the title track off the band's album released through Aesthetic Death Records. Check out the video below. Eibon features former members of death metal act Drowning and pioneering french doomers from Garden of Silence and Astral Rising.
Wisconsin's Casket Robbery has entered the studio to begin writing and pre-production for the band's first full-length album. All engineering and recording is set to be done by Casket Robbery guitarist Cory Scheider (former Luna Mortis guitarist) with extra funding and support to be raised by fans through Indiegogo.
The band commented, "We are working on some of the heaviest songs we have ever written. There are a few songs done including a song titled Malevolent Milwaukee Massacre which is a song about Jeffrey Dahmer and a song about Jack The Ripper. This album will have a video and single to be released with it. We are seeking some distribution and/or label promotion and marketing to go along with this release. When we have the right backing to release the album we will set an official release date."
For fans seeking to be a part of this album the band has set up a donation page on Indiegogo. All donations will receive special perks and prizes including the opportunity to get credit on the album and hear demos and unreleased tracks from the album before it is released. Check out the Indiegogo campaign at this location.
Casket Robbery added, "Without a record label the costs of making a professional sounding album will be up to us. We have set up a donation page to help with the costs of mixing, mastering, and promoting this album. We want to have this album sound the best that it can for our fans."
In the new video below, watch Rhapsody Of Fire bass player Oliver Holzwarth behind the scenes playing "Knightrider of Doom" at home before the 2012 North and South American Rhapsody Of Fire tours.
You can also check out a previously posted behind the scenes video with guitarist Roberto De Micheli at this location.
Power-thrash metal underdogs Sacred Oath have released the video “Blood Storm” on YouTube to celebrate their exclusive digital release “Spells and Incantations” on iTunes today. The video contains rare performance clips and photos from the band’s personal archives spanning a 25-year tenure in the metal underground.
“I think perseverance is something to be celebrated,” says Rob Thorne, the band’s singer/guitarist. “It hasn’t been easy for us. It isn’t easy for anybody, really, but 25 years is a long time to hang in this business without the support of a record label. I like to think of us as pure, uncut. Or stupid.”
The best-of collection “Spells and Incantations” is released today as an iTunes exclusive metal album. Two previously unreleased bonus tracks are also included. A digipack CD hits stores and other digital outlets on May 29th through Super D and MVD distribution.
Bay Area thrash titans Testament have revealed the cover art and details for their upcoming "Dark Roots of Earth" release. The artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor and "Dark Roots of Earth" was produced, mixed and mastered once again by Andy Sneap. Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga at his Trident Studios.
The follow-up to the 2008 release "The Formation of Damnation" (reviewed here) will be released on July 27th, 2012 (Europe) and July 31st, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track listing is as follows:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence More...
Occult black metal acts Acherontas and Nightbringer are teaming up for a new split release titled "The Ruins of Edom." The split is set to be released June 26th in Europe and August 16th in North America and the cover artwork is available below. Agonia Records also commented:
"On The Ruins Of Edom both bands continue to travel the previously selected path of mystical elegance, presenting the specific, magical atmosphere and darksome melodies they're are known for.
"At the same time the cooperation of the two outfits falls outside of the recording process. Acherontas (and also Acrimonuis) members in the shape of Cain Letifer, Acherontas V.P.9 and C.Docre will empower Nightbringer through handling guitars and drums as session musicians during band's European tour. Furthermore, Acherontas will join the tour for few selected dates, so far including:
01.07.2012 - Black Metal Is Rising Festival (Paris, France)
06.07.2012 - Under The Black Sun Festival (Bernau, Germany)
"The new split will be available as special & limited editions only, therefore we encourage enthusiasts of both bands to place their orders fast. The formats are as follows: limited to 1000 copies 3-panel digipack CD with 8 pages booklet and limited to 300 copies 12" vinyl (250 black vinyls and 50 cyan blue vinyls available via Agonia Records Webstore exclusively)." More...
Bonded By Blood has posted a video update from the band's current North American tour. The band is now on the road with Kittie, Blackguard, and The Agonist, ahead of the release of Bonded By Blood's new album, "The Aftermath." Check out the video update below.
"The Aftermath" is due to be released on July 2nd in Europe and July 3rd in North America. The album was recorded with producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA) at Darth Mader Studios in Los Angeles. More...
Royal Thunder has posted a new song online from the band's "CVI" album via Noisecreep.com. The debut full-length drops one week from today in North America on CD/2xLP/Digital formats. The album is due out on May 22nd, 2012 (North America), May 28th, 2012 (UK), June 1st, 2012 (Germany/Benelux) and June 4th, 2012 (Rest of Europe).
Check out the song "No Good" at this location. The "CVI" track listing is as follows:
1. Parsonz Curse
2. Whispering World
3. Shake and Shift
4. No Good
6. Sleeping Witch
7. South of Somewhere
10. Water Vision
Bill Ward has posted another lengthy update on his blog, confirming that he will not be participating in any of the upcoming Black Sabbath shows including the UK's Download Festival, the Birmingham gig, or Lollapalooza. Here are some excerpts from Bill's update:
I sincerely regret to inform you that after a final effort to participate in the upcoming Sabbath shows a failure to agree has continued. At this time I have to inform you that I won’t be playing with Black Sabbath at the Birmingham gig dated May 19th, 2012, nor will I be playing at Download on June 10th, 2012. Further, I will not be playing at Lollapalooza on August 3, 2012.
It is with a very sad heart that I bring you this news. I am sincerely passionate in my desire to play with the band, and I’m very, very sorry that it’s fallen to this. This statement is even more painstaking to write, as I was particularly excited to play alongside Tony Iommi after the recent treatments he underwent. I wanted that to become a reality.
Story-telling aside, he continues:
Throughout this process, which began over a year ago, I have had to stand up for myself time and time again. I have had to stand up for myself and in doing so realize my actions indirectly, although unintentionally, are upsetting and hurting a lot of you. I know in my heart I couldn’t have done these concerts by agreeing the terms suggested. I made a solemn vow after the last European and Ozzfest concerts that I would never again enter into what was, in my opinion, a totally unsatisfactory contract. I have to stand for something, and as painful as it is, I’m doing it.
Earlier in April 2012, I’d been asked to participate “minimally” in the Download festival. I believe I’d been offered no more than three songs to play while another drummer presumably played the rest of the show with Black Sabbath. I was not willing to participate in that offer. I was not prepared to watch another drummer play a Sabbath set, while I was to play only three songs.
Read the full article at BillWard.com.
On June 26th in North America (June 25th in Europe), Morgoth will release the band's first-ever live CD/DVD set, "Cursed To Live," which celebrates the band's 20th anniversary of the classic album, "Cursed."
To give fans a glimpse of this upcoming release, the band has just launched a video clip of the track "Isolated" (Live at Way Of Darkness festival 2011) on Century Media's YouTube channel. Check out the video below.
"Cursed To Live" will be released digitally in North America, and the limited DVD+2CD will be available exclusively at CM Distro. The live show featured on the album was recorded at the band's triumphant appearance headlining the Way Of Darkness Festival 2011, where Morgoth performed an extensive set of 15 songs that mainly came from "Cursed," among various other death metal classics.
The DVD includes the Way Of Darkness show in its entirety, plus additional live videos from Rock Hard Festival and a warm-up show in Wermelskirchen, as well as the band's historic four official music videos (the CD/DVD set includes an additional CD with six live tracks from the Rock Hard show and five live tracks from Morgoth's show at Wacken Open Air 2011).
"The cover artwork for "Cursed To Live" (which intentionally alludes to the original "Cursed" artwork) was designed by artist Dirk Rudolph, who also created the original artwork for "Cursed" 21 years ago. The audio of the live recordings was mixed by death metal producer Dan Swanö. More...
The Safety Fire has posted a new tour video diary online from the band's time on the road in the U.S. with Protest The Hero, Periphery, and Jeff Loomis. Check out the video clip below. You can also watch the band's previously posted U.K. tour footage at this location.
Italy's Calendula has posted a new track online from the band's first full-length album "Aftermaths." Check out the new song "Misotheism" in the YouTube player available below. The new album will be available through the Lo-Fi Creatures Label, with more details available at this location.
Today Whitechapel has released the second in a series of videos filmed during the recording process of the band's new self-titled album, which will be released June 19th on Metal Blade Records.
The second installment focuses on the recording of the guitar parts for the new album. View part two of the in-studio video series here or in the player below. Look for additional in-studio videos to be released in the coming weeks. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Make it Bleed
2. Hate Creation
4. I, Dementia
5. Section 8
7. Dead Silence
8. The Night Remains
10. Possibilities of an Impossible Existence More...
To prog-rock fans' delight, multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen just released his new concept solo album, "Lost In The New Real," in North America. If you haven't heard Arjen's latest masterpiece, head over to Guitar World.com now for the exclusive album stream at this location.
The track listing for this epic concept album is as follows:
Lost In The New Real (disc 1)
1. The New Real
2. Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin
3. Parental Procreation Permit
4. When I'm A Hundred Sixty-Four
6. Don't Switch Me Off
7. Dr Slumber's Eternity Home
8. Yellowstone Memorial Day
9. Where Pigs Fly
10. Lost In The New Real
*Bonus CD-rom section: "Behind The New Real"* More...
Dew-Scented, which recently posted a teaser trailer for the new album "Icarus," has announced the band's new line-up (re-)introduces Marvin Vriesde (Severe Torture, ex-Blo.Torch) as main guitarist and songwriter.
Not a stranger to Dew-Scented’s path of life, Vriesde’s ties with the band go as far as back as 1996, when he played lead guitars for Dew-Scented on the band’s first ever proper tour (With Edge Of Sanity, Lake Of tears and Sadist), as well as for some additional shows supporting Morbid Angel.
He later on returned, among other occasions, as live session guitarist for a European tour with Cannibal Corpse in 2002 and also for runs in Europe (With Nevermore and Mercenary), Japan (With High On Fire and Misery Signals) and North America (With Vader and Decapitated) all throughout 2005, as well as appearing with guitars-leads on the “Issue VI” album and also performing on the “Turn To Ash” video clip. More...
Finnish melodic metallers Burning Point have revealed the cover artwork and track listing of their new album "The Ignitor," which is going to be released June 19th, 2012 through Scarlet Records.
"The Ignitor" was recorded at HelGate and Reindeer Horns Studios and mastered at Tico Tico Studios (Sonata Arctica, Sentenced) by Ahti Kortelainen. The beautiful cover artwork was handled by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Iron Savior) and can be viewed below. The full track listing as follows:
1. Eternal Flame (Salvation By Fire Part 2)
2. In The Fire's Of My Self-Made Hell
3. In The Night
4. The Ignitor
5. Silent Scream
6. Heaven Is Hell
7. Losing Sleep
8. Demon Inside Of You
10. Lost tribe
11. Holier Than Thou More...
Thrash act Nuclear Torment has posted a new video clip online from the band's "8 Bit Death" tour, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"So we finished this part of the tour. And what better way to end it than with a video? Thank you so much for the support for the past months since the release of 8 Bit Death, it's been amazing. And more shows are being booked for this fall as we speak!
"Where do you want to see us play next? Give us suggestions on our Facebook page or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org!"
Love.Might.Kill is currently working on the band's second album, which will once again be produced by Michael Ehré, while Markus Teske is responsible for the mix and the mastering in his Bazement-Studios.
The first impressions from the recording sessions are available in the YouTube player below. The band has announced the title of the record will be "2 Big 2 Fail." Besides the title track, the album will feature song titles like "XTC", "Burn The Night," and "The One."
The new album "2 Big 2 Fail" is set to be released in autumn 2012 via Massacre Records. More...
Swiss act Samael has issued the following announcement about keyboardist Xy working with Dead Shape Figure on the band's upcoming album:
"Xy is currently in Finland doing the pre-production for Dead Shape Figure next album. It’s been years since Xy produced an album for another band, it started with Misery 'Mystic' album in 1993; latter he would produced two albums for Greek Death/Black Metal pillar Rotting Christ 'A Dead Poem' (1997) and 'Sleep of the Angel' (1999) as well as the debut and second album of My Insanity from Germany – the two latter album were release on Xy's own label Parallel Record."
Dead Shape Figure also commented, "PreProduction Day 1 complete! Mr Xy is gonna definitely have a big output to the next CD. We are gonna film some clips tomorrow for youtube... Stay tuned!"
Seeker, which will be heading out on tour with Destruction of a Rose this June, has posted a new song online for streaming. Check out the track "Serpent Skin" in the YouTube player below.
Seeker will be releasing new album "The Antagonist" on May 22nd, 2012. You can also check out the previously posted title track at this location.
Nightwish has posted a video interview online answering fan-submitted questions, which can be viewed below. Nuclear Blast also commented on the vidoe:
"You've had the chance to post your questions to Nightwish to the official Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page -- now here's the outcome. Enjoy the interview, done by Felix on the 6th of May 2012 right before the show at Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart! Order Nightwishs brilliant album 'Imaginaerum' at the Nuclear Blast web shop here."
Brotherhood Of The Lake's forthcoming full-length, "Desperation Is The English Way Vol. 1," is due out on May 28th, 2012, with pre-orders available at this location. The band has now posted a new music video online for the track "The Desperation." The video was directed by Anthony James Thornton and can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows:
1. It's Meant To Hurt
2. Hard To Bear
3. Black Hearts
4. Black Knives
5. The Desperation
6. The World To Me
7. Too Bleak
9. You'll Never Dream
10. Hope For Nothing More...
Swiss act Sybreed has posted a video studio report online from the band's time recording "God Is An Automaton." Check out the video clip below of the drum recording sessions at Downtone Studio. For more details on Sybreed, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Melbourne's Synthetic Breed has posted a new lyric video online for the track "Dimension Zero," which can be viewed in the YouTube player below. "Dimension Zero" comes off the band's upcoming EP "Zero Degrees Freedom" due out May 29th as a digital download, CD, and as a limited edition USB stick. The track listing is as follows:
1. Dimension Zero
2. Afflictions of Advancement
4. Existence Mechanism (re-worked Autonomic Deficiency)
5. Convergence More...
California’s nihilistic hardcore wreckers The Love Below have just locked down a brutal trail of shows this May and June, including an A389 Records showcase in California as well as several performances at this year’s Chaos In Tejas gathering in Texas.
The mayhem begins this Saturday, May 19th, where The Love Below will take part in the first-ever West Coast A389 label showcase in Pomona, California. Not only will the band perform alongside a crushing lineup of A389 brethren including Integrity, Ringworm, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Young And In The Way and more, but the band’s original drummer Chris Arias will rejoin the lineup for this special show for the first time in over a year.
Less than two weeks after the A389 showcase, The Love Below kicks off a twenty-five date trek across the United States including two raging shows at this year’s installment of the annual Chaos In Tejas throwdown alongside Sham 69, Saint Vitus, Absu, Ringworm, Dropdead, Nasum, Winter, The Mob, and dozens more in Austin, Texas. The following press release was also issued about The Love Below streaming an entire new album online: More...
Nuevo Leon, Mexicore metalcore/djent band The Constructor has just released its debut five song EP "The Process" and is streaming the track "The Blueprint" from it over on its Facebook band page. The Constructor and Mexicore blogspot also invite you to download the EP over at this location. Below is the tracklisting and cover art for "The Process."
01. The Plan
02. The Blueprint
03. The Construction
04. The Domilition
05. The Scavenger
Kaotoxin Records has announced "The New Elite European Tour 2012" with the double bill of Master (U.S./CZ) as headliner, alongside up-and-coming death metal band Dehuman from Belgium. For updates, join the tour's Facebook event page. The tour will start on Oct.6th in Germany and end on Oct. 14th in the Czech Republic. Tour dates are still being confirmed. Dehuman's full-length debut, "Black Throne of All Creation," will be out on May 28th via Kaotoxin Records.
Portland, OR metallers Stonecreep will be kicking off the Storm of the Deathmarch U.S. Tour 2012 in support of the 2011 Old-School Metal Records re-release of their album, "The Deathmarch Crushes On..." The tour is set to get underway on June 16th at Ash St. Saloon in Portland. The band has the following tour dates booked thus far with more to be announced.
STORM OF THE DEATHMARCH U.S TOUR 2012
June 16th- Portland, OR @ Ash St. Saloon
June 19th- San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
June 21st- Gilbert, AZ @ Crabby Don's
June 23rd- Surfside Beach, TX @ Pier 30
June 25th- Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Sound Hole
June 26th- Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
June 27th- Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
June 28th- Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Tavern
June 29- La Crosse, WI @ JB's Speakeasy
June 30th- Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
July 3rd- Denver, CO @ Three Kings Tavern
July 6th- Seattle, WA @ Fuel
Veteran Mexican power/thrash metal band Agony Lords is on the verge of releasing its new album "A Tomb for the Haunted," which marks its return to the scene after a long absence. The Guanajuato band had split up in 1999 after a few albums, and not counting the 2008 reissue of "The Sun of the Cursed" this marks its first new material in nearly fifteen years. Listen to that documentary, "The Band Speaks," below. The documentary was filmed and produced by Intermedia and Agony Lords should be unleashing "A Tomb for the Haunted" by summer time.
Vesperian Sorrow has just released its eleven song album "Stormwinds of Ages" in partnership with The Path Less Traveled Records. The Austin, Texas band is streaming the title track from it on its website or check it out below in the player. We have also posted the promo video for the album after the jump. The album also features guest appearances from Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys/Watchtower/Broken Teeth/Ignitor), Erika Tandy (Autumn Tears/Ignitor), Carl August Tidemann (Winds/Arcturus) and Jon Zig (Sarcolytic/Images of Violence).