Metal News for May 17, 2012
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33 news articles posted on this day.
Melbourne, Australia metal/hardcore act Hallower has posted a new video clip online for the track "Dirge," which is taken from the band's debut EP "Allegory." Check out the music video in the YouTube player available below. You can also find more details on Hallower over at the band's Facebook profile.
Venezuela's Haboryn has unveiled a new music video online for the track "Route of Violence," which is taken off the band's latest album "At the Edge of Extinction." Check out the new video clip below.
The "At the Edge of Extinction" track listing is as follows:
1. Fake Enemy
2. Route of Violence
3. At the edge of extinction
4. Natural Revenge
5. Self Destruction Comes
6. Rise and Fall
7. Burn the world
8. Get me out from this torment
9. No time to pray
10. Blessed in deception
German death metal band Ingurgitating Oblivion is currently in the process of recording a new full-length record and follow-up to the previous "Voyage Towards Abhorrence" album. The 7 track release is being recorded in Oldenburg / Berlin, and the band has now checked in with the following progress report:
"New Ingurgitating Oblivion recording underway: the bass tracks of the new album have just been given their final tinges. What's next? Florian is going to hit Pivo Studios to nail some otherworldly guitar obscurities."
You can find more details on the band by heading over to the Ingurgitating Oblivion Facebook profile here.
Spanish band Nexus has posted a new track online for streaming titled "Vanishing Points," which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented:
"In order to celebrate the first Euroblast announcement, we are uploading a groovie new track this evening. It's called Vanishing Points. Enjoy and have a beer for us tonight. The longest line ends!
"So finally the announcement has been made. We are playing Euroblast 8 in Cologne, Germany this october along some of our favorite bands TesseracT, Uneven Structure, Animals As Leaders, Scar Symmetry, Circle of Contempt, Humanity's Last Breath, The Interbeing, Akeldama, Joncofy, In Quest, and many many more. Words fail us BIG TIME to describe how we feel about this. Prepare yourselves!" More...
Canadian act Spacemak3r has posted a new music video online for the song "Nobody Knows." Check out the video clip below. "Nobody Knows" comes off the band's "Circus" album, which has the following track listing:
1. Under the Bed
2. Nobody Knows
5. F****d Up World
6. Alex's Bed
7. This Secret
9. Gna Gna Gna…
10. ExplicitInside Your Mind
12. The End More...
Vesperia, formerly known as Bolero, has released another song online from the band's new demo "The Swordsman." After previously posting the title track online, Vesperia is now streaming the next track "Huntress."
Check out the song in the player below. The demo's track listing is as follows:
1. The Swordsman
3. To Times End We Ride
4. A Silence Prolonging (In Longing) More...
Performance footage has been posted online, courtesy of Capital Chaos, of Origin performing at the Plea For Peace Center in Stockton, California on May 9th, 2012. Check out the video clip below. Origin will also be heading out on a European tour with Suffocation this coming July.
Metalunderground.com was on site at the New Jersey stop of Origin's Occupation Domination tour, and you can find our report from that night at this location.
"Monolith Of Inhumanity," the latest slab of sonic annihilation from California progressive grind tyrants Cattle Decapitation, landed at #32 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #23 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Billboard New Artist Chart, and #177 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart upon its first week of release. In Canada the record ranked in at #41 on the Hard Music Chart as well as #4 in the metal category and #71 in the rock category on iTunes.
The Dave Otero–produced "Monolith Of Inhumanity" was released on May 8th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records. Conceptually, the record revolves around a potent distaste for contemporary civilization and the damage wrought in the name of progress. In addition, "Monolith Of Inhumanity" features guest appearances by Mike Majewski of Devourment (guest vocals on “Projectile Ovulation”), Lenard Leal of Cephalic Carnage (backing vocals by on “A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat”), The Cephalic Carnage Community Men’s Choir, consisting of all current Cephalic members and alumni Jawsh Mullen and Zac Joe (gang choir vocals on “The Carbon Stampede”), and ambient and noise interludes by Los Angeles’ most extreme decimator of sound, John Wiese. Footage from the band's time in the studio can be viewed below.
Cattle Decapitation is currently finishing up the Occupation Domination 2012 tour alongside Origin, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings Of Saturn, Battlecross and more. The band will continue the onstage takeovers with some one-off shows before heading out on this Summer’s Shockwave Festival Tour 2012. Cattle Decapitation will be joined by Fear Factory, Voivod, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame. More...
U.K. act Chronographs has posted the second of three teasers online showcasing clips from the band's upcoming EP "Nausea." This teaser, available below, shows a section from the 4th track "Inanis." The third clip in the series of teasers will be released this coming May 21st, 2012. You can also stream the band's previously posted "Outhouse Sessions" EP at this location.
Canadian power metal act Unleash The Archers has posted a new music video online for the track "General Of The Dark Army," which is taken off the band's "Demons Of The AstroWaste" album. Watch the video clip below, and the band commented:
"This is the second music video for UTA, the first being for 'Dawn Of Ages,' also from our 2011 album 'Demons Of The AstroWaste.' The album is a concept album which follows the exploits of a young mercenary as he adventures through space, whilst under the power of an incredibly old and evil sword."
Spanish modern metallers Jotnar haved signed with Murdered Music for the release of their debut EP entitled "Giant." The EP includes 5 tracks of melodic death metal with old school and modern influences blended together, and was mixed and mastered at Perfect Fifth Studio, Canada.
The band will be playing the Rock Bitch Boat Festival in Stockholm Sweden, which takes place from the 27th-29th of October, and will soon announce more upcoming appearances. The "Giant" track listing is as follows:
1. Perfect Lie
2. In Process
3. I Am Giant
4. Never Fall Silent
5. Soil My Soul
Check out the music video for "I Am Giant" in the YouTube player below. More...
Dying Fetus has filmed a series of in-studio videos taken during the recording sessions from new album "Reign Supreme." Today the band has posted the third video in the series, which is available for viewing below. This video focuses on laying down riffs and the guitar tracking process for "Reign Supreme."
RevolverMag.com is also hosting an exclusive premiere of a new track from the upcoming album. Head over to this location and check out the song "Second Skin." Reign Supreme will be released June 19th on Relapse Records and is available for pre-order here.
The details on the new album from Milwaukee-based extreme hardcore/metal crossover killers Enabler are in. The band's first release for Southern Lord Recordings, "All Hail the Void" is at the pressing plant being prepared for a July 17th North American street date. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Coalescing energetic and dynamic elements of hardcore, punk, crust and death metal into their own brutal brew, Enabler have amassed a fanatical fanbase through last year's Year One CD, multiple EP's and split releases with Drainland, Ambassador Gun and Yautja and more over the last few years, not to mention the countless regional live shows, tours and festival appearances.
"Recorded and engineered by guitarist Greg Thomas, All Hail the Void surges with the most enraged talent from this destructive outfit to date, unwavering in its 35-minute rampage. The album's original artwork and layout was commissioned to be handled by Jimpaler, who has handled similar duties for several previous Enabler releases."
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. The Heathens
4. Fuck Today
5. False Profit
6. All Hail The Void
7. True Love
8. They Live, We Sleep
9. No Deliverance
10. Save Yourself
12. Funeral Dirge
Always on the go, Enabler currently on tour in the Midwest US, including shows with Northless, Ringworm, and more scheduled through the rest of the month. Following that Enabler has been announced as one of the core acts confirmed for this Summer's Southern Lord package tour. Upcoming dates are below. More...
Dublin, Ireland based metal act Syphor has posted a new single online for streaming titled "Inferno." Check out the track online via the band's Reverbnation page or in the widget available below. More details on Syphor are also available through Facebook.
Dan Golding - Vocals
Daragh Brennan - Guitar
Franco Buonocore - Guitar
Dave O'Reilly - Bass
Jay Healy - Drums More...
Portugal's We Are Killing Ourselves has released a new music video for the song "Drifting Beyond Reality," which can be viewed in the YouTube clip below.
"Drifting Beyond Reality" is taken from the band's latest record "The Road Of Awareness." The album was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira) with special guest Daniel Cardoso (Anathema, Head Control System, Sirius) on drums.
Brighton based, melodic hardcore act From Afar has posted a new music video online for the song "Bastard Son." Check out the video clip in the player below. The track bastard son is taken off the band's "Atheoryforyou" EP. To hear more from the band, head over to the From Afar Facebook profile here.
Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about Nachtgeschrei recruiting a new vocalist:
"Last week Nachtgeschrei announced that the band had found a new vocalist. They rehearsed with lots of great singers, but one guy just blew them away... Martin LeMar is the new voice of Nachtgeschrei!
"Martin, who already provided the vocals for Tomorow's Eve and progressive metal legends Mekong Delta, just convinced them with his voice and personality. The band is absolutely sure that he is the right guy to kick off once again with.
"Nachtgeschrei are already working on new material and are planning the first couple of gigs. Tomorrow Nachtgeschrei's digital best of 'Eine Erste Kerbe,' featuring a cross-section of the band's three studio albums, is going to be released.
Reformed Los Angeles based traditional metal band Heretic posted the following update on the progress of the first LP since 1988's "Breaking Point":
"Heretic will be back in the studio next weekend to finish the new CD 'A Time of Crisis.' The new CD will be out this August on Metal on Metal Records. The art work is by the tattoo artist Tom Berg. It will be a jaw dropper.
We have a show booked for July 14th with our good friends Malice at Malones in Santa Ana California. We are also going to do a cd release show on August 25 at Malones as well.
Look for Heretic in Europe in the summer of 2013. Plans are underway for a festival in July.
Look for the unofficial promo video for the new song 'Betrayed.' They did a great job sinking up the live footage."
Check out the promo video for "Betrayed" here: More...
Solid State Records artist MyChildren MyBride, which will be appearing on the upcoming Scream the Prayer 2012 tour, recently announced the band will be debuting a new music video for "God of Nothing" on Hot Topic online this Monday, May 21st.
In anticipation of the video premiere, the band has released exclusive video stills online via Facebook. Check out the photos at this location.
The track "God of Nothing" is off the MyChildren MyBride self-titled album, which was released in March 2012. The track listing is as follows:
1. Morpheus" (Intro)
2. On Wings of Integrity Part II
4. God of Nothing
5. The Endless
8. Black Cloud
9. Hell or High Water
11. No One Listens, No One Cares
German metal legends Grave Digger posted a trailer for the band's upcoming fifteenth studio effort and the follow up to the 2010 release "The Clans Will Rise Again." The yet untitled album will be released on August 24, 2012 (EU) and September 4, 2012 (North America) through Napalm Records. Preceding the full length LP, the band will release a six-track extended single/EP (MCD) on July 27, 2012 (EU) and August 7, 2012 (North America).
Check out the trailer here:
Allegaeon's second full-length album, "Formshifter," has significantly out-performed its predecessor and reached #29 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #99 on the Top Hard Music Albums. You can check out Metalunderground.com's review of the album at this location.
Guitarist Ryan Glisan comments on the achievement: "We here at the Allegaeon camp are beyond excited and frankly a little humbled at the response from the metal community in support of our new album.
"It's rare this day in age for people to purchase 'any' music and the fact that so many people have bought our album this first week is incredibly reassuring for a new band and just shows how truly amazing our fans are. So a very huge thank you to everyone who supports music and supports us, thank you." More...
The German thrash legends from Sodom will celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. And if you know Tom Angelripper & Co. it will be not be half-hearted. On July 17th a limited edition deluxe box set entitled "30 Years Sodomized - 1982-2012" will be released in North America. There will only be 300 copies made available and it features the following content:
- 2 LPs Official Bootleg - The Witchunter Decade, colored vinyl
- 1 CD Official Bootleg - The Witchhunter Decade
- 2CD Thirty Years War best of compiled by Tom Angelripper
- 30th Anniversary poster
- 32 page book in LP format about the history of the band incl. unseen photos
- Size: 35 x 35 cm, hard cardboard material with top
Black Market Activities proudly announces "No Absolutes in Human Suffering," the third full-length album by Gaza. "No Absolutes in Human Suffering" is set for a July 31st release on BMA. Brooklyn Vegan has posted an exclusive stream of the album's lead track, "Mostly Hair and Bones Now," which can be heard here. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"From Salt Lake City, Gaza have carved out their own unique place in the underground with a sound so suffocatingly heavy, so honest and raw, it can only be described with extreme words. Decibel Magazine has hailed Gaza as 'pure face-fucking noise-grind,' while Revolver Magazine has named it 'sick and twisted sludgy grindcore - like someone threw The Red Chord and Eyehategod into a wood chipper, then used the results to fertilize an Indian burial ground.' As notorious for their message as for their music, Gaza remain staunch realists in the face of fantasy, confronting society's hypocrisies with scientific precision.
"The new masterpiece, No Absolutes in Human Suffering, pulls the listener down to new depths - the sound is smothering and inescapable, every note delivered with pure conviction. Yet above all, it is entrancing and anthemic - through the brutality, glorious melodic passages shine and haunt the mind long after the album ends."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1) Mostly Hair and Bones Now
2) This We Celebrate
3) The Truth Weighs Nothing
4) Not With All the Hope in the World
5) The Vipers
6) No Absolutes in Human Suffering
7) The Crown
8) When They Beg
9) Winter in Her Blood
10) Skull Trophy
11) Routine and Then Death
"No Absolutes in Human Suffering" was recorded and mixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (Torche, Today Is the Day) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan). Gaza will hit the road this month for a six-week US tour with Black Cobra, including many dates with Corrosion of Conformity and Torche. More...
Sleepy Hollow will soon be releasing a new animated music video for the track "Bleed Steel," taken off the band's "Skull 13" album. A teaser trailer for the video has now been posted online and can be viewed below. The previously posted video for "Spiral Effect" is also still online at this location.
The track listing for "Skull 13" is as follows:
1. Death of the Horseman
3. Black Passage
4. Bleed Steel
5. Rear Window
7. Epic (The Legend Retold)
8. Eternal Bridge
9. Misery Waltz
10. Spiral Effect
11. Midnight More...
Michigan based act I Am Abomination has posted a video update from the band's time in the studio working on an upcoming full-length album. Check out the studio update clip below. To get acquainted with the band's music, you can also listen to a previously posted single titled "Hangin' On" at this location.
The band also commented: "This is the first time we'll be releasing an album WITHOUT a label since 2008. You guys are all we need. Snag some merch or our latest single to help out!"
North Carolina's Daylight Dies has checked in with the following update about the process of working on a new album:
"Mixing and mastering of our new album 'A Frail Becoming' is now complete and we're thrilled with the result. The final track order is below. Artwork is still coming into being. More details soon."
2. The Pale Approach
4. Dreaming of Breathing
5. A Final Vestige
7. Hold on to Nothing
8. Water's Edge
9. An Heir to Emptiness
Erik Danielsson, vocalist/guitarist of the Swedish band Watain, talked to ArmyOfOneTV before its show on Monday May 14th at The Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY. On this video Erik discusses the current extended tour, its up coming DVD release and also about the future of the band. Also on this video you can find some quality images of that show. For more information on Watain, head over to the band's website.
Dirge Eternal has posted a video diary online showcasing the premiere of the band's new music video for "The Slaughterhouse," along with footage from shows at Escape Riihimäki and Zoom Hyvinkää. Check out the clip below.
You can also watch the full official music video for "The Slaughterhouse" in the YouTube clip available after the jump. More...
Akrea has posted the 11th episode online in the "Akrea TV" video series, this time chronicling the band's time on the road for the Bavarian Battle in Rosenheim and Headbangers Ball in Bern. Check out the new footage below. You can also watch Akrea's recently posted video clip for "Auf Los Geht's Los" at this location.
Ophis, which will be heading out on tour with Ahab at the end of the month, has now announced an upcoming split release with Officium Triste.
The split, titled "Immersed," will feature two brand new songs by each band for a total run time of around 40 minutes. The album is being mastered by Greg Chandler (Esoteric) at Priory Studios and the artwork can be viewed below. More...
In the parody/tribute band's first ever headline tour of Australia, Steel Panther is primed for an all-out assault on the senses with Michael Starr commenting "I can't wait to get my balls out in some fresh Australian air!" and Stixx adding "I can't wait to come to Australia and rock all the genitals off your women then they'll know what America tastes like!"
Check out a video teaser of Steel Panther's upcoming Australian tour dates below. In other news, Steel Panther also recently posted an informative video explaining the different type of band groupies, which can be viewed here.
Swedish gothic metal band The Murder of My Sweet is streaming the new song "Unbreakable." The track appers on the band's sophomore LP "Bye Bye Lullaby." The album is set for release on May 25, 2012 through AFM Records.
The track listing for "Bye Bye Lullaby" is as follows:
4. I Dare You
5. Violently Peaceful
6. Meant to Last Forever
8. Kind of Lousy
9. The One
11. Waiting for the 27th (Booh Prologue)
12. Black September (streaming at this location
13. Phantom Pain
Check out "Unbreakable" here: More...
French power metal band Nightmare is streaming the new track "Shattered Hearts." The song appears on the band's eighth studio reelase "The Burden of God," which is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through AFM Records.
The track listing for "The Burden of God" is as follows:
1. Gateways To The Void
2. Sunrise In Hell (streaming over here)
3. The Burden Of God
4. Crimson Empire
5. Children Of The Nation
6. The Preacher
7. Shattered Hearts
8. The Doomsday Prediction
9. The Dominion Gate (Part III)
10. Final Outcome
Check "Shattered Hearts" here: More...