Metal News for May 17, 2013
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Indonesian death metal band Antithesis has finally dropped its debut album "Subjugator of Machine" via Breeding Records. The entire forty minute album is streaming below. Antithesis formed in 2010 in Tangerang, Indonesia - releasing the two song demo "Spartan" the following year. They then appeared on the 2012 "Distortion in the World" compilation before putting out this year's eight-song debut.
German slam band Acranius is streaming its entire twelve-song debut "When Mutation Becomes Homicidal," which is posted below. The album was just dropped via Rising Nemesis Records, with 2013 seeing Acranius booked for the Slamming Brutality Vol. 2 in Aschaffenburg, Germany on November 23rd with the likes of Chordotomy.
Acranius released its first six song-EP of Baltic Sea brutality "The Echo Of Her Cracking Chest" through Rising Nemesis Records at the end of 2010, which featured Marty of Kraanium on the mic for the track "Shanty Town's Hooker."
Danish death metal mercenaries Panzerchrist are releasing their seventh album, aptly entitled "The 7th Offensive," on July 15th via Listenable Records. This album follows the previous and highly acclaimed 2011 release, "Regiment Ragnarok."
Panzerchrist used three different studios to complete its new assault. Guitars and bass were recorded in the Igloo by HR Swan, drums were recorded at AMP studio by Jens Förster and Markus Ziemer, and vocals and the final mix were done in Death Island Studio with engineer Marco Angioni.
Although very extreme musically on a constant basis, Panzerchrist has never quite done the same album twice. "The 7th Offensive" shows a slightly more melodic and evil approach to the guitars; enhancing the grey, sinister feel of a battlefield. The band's intended bleak sound was without a doubt achieved. The album also sees Panzerchrist return to the ultra-guttural and pure death metal styled vocals.
Make no mistake, Panzerchrist's new album retains the violence and über-brutality the band has been known for. As the band says, "The war is over, let's start a new one, death forever, Panzer!" Stream new track "Dogger Dead" below after the tracklisting, or over at the soundcloud site.
1 Panzer The 7th Offensive
2 Foreign Fields
3 In The Name Of_Massacration
4 Stronghold Of Hill 666
5 Dogger Dead
6 Mass Attack Of The Lychantrope Legion
7 Kill For Revenge
8 Drone Killing
9 Napalm Alarm
10 Pig Parade
Stream album track "Dogger Dead" at this location.
Riff-heavy Los Angeles stoner/doom/thrash metal band Behold! The Monolith has announced the 'Desolization Tour 2013,' which kicks off July 12th in Austin, TX and wraps up in Denver on July 24th. Stay tuned for forthcoming details on venues and support bands. Continuing to tour in support of 2012's colossal outing "Defender, Redeemist," the band has issued a limited edition (250 copies) double LP deluxe vinyl editon of said album. Check that out over on bandcamp.
BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Desolization Tour 2013:
7/12 - Austin, TX @ TBA
7/13 - Lafayette, LA @ TBA
7/14 - Orlando, FL @ Orlandoom @ TBA
7/15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/16 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Underground
7/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
7/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
7/19 - Akron, OH @ Annabell's
7/20 - Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
7/21 - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
7/22 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
7/23 - Wichita, KS @ TBA
7/24 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
"Angst," the second full-length from Madrid-based experimental extreme metal trio Hybrid, is now available through Deepsend Records. Hybrid was born in 2004 with the intention of setting up an unorthodox extreme music project without self-impossed limits.
The band recorded Beyond Undeniable Entropy in 2005 as a presentation, a six song debut MCD of avant-garde, eclectic and technical metal, released the next year by Deadwrong Records, which got a great response within the underground scene. Stream this entire sophomore album from the band in its entirety below, or over at bandcamp.
In the beginning of 2007 Hybrid entered Sadman Studio to record its first full length album "The 8th Plague," mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan) and with artwork by Seldon Hunt (Neurosis, Isis), which was released by London-based label Eyesofsound (Bossk, Yakuza) in August 2008. "The 8th Plague" received an outstanding reception worldwide, as it was selected one of the best albums of the year in several specialized media.
After playing live with bands like Tool and Cephalic Carnage, Hybrid went back to the studio in 2011 and recorded its sophomore album "Angst," settling their unique approach to the genre while taking their sound one step further in terms of creative freedom.
Death metal pioneers Master have inked a deal with German extreme music label FDA Rekotz for the band's landmark 12th full-length album, which is scheduled for a late September release. Master's legendary founder and frontman, Paul Speckmann, commented, "We are proud to be working with Rico and FDA and look forward to a solid future together.Watch for the next masterpiece to be unleashed on September 27th, 2013." FDA Rekotz has posted a video teaser for the upcoming album, which is posted below.
After releasing "The New Elite" last year to widespread critical acclaim, Speckmann and Master waged war on false metal across the world with an ambitious string of dates that saw the band ravage audiences across Europe and North America. As the saying goes, there is no rest for the wicked, and Master is back in action for the True Underground Warriors Tour with Entrapment, bookended by select European festival dates. For a complete list of Master tour dates, visit this site.
Mexican death metallers Zombiefication have just released their second full-length album"At the Caves of Eternal" today in North America via Pulverised Records. The album was recorded at Revolution Studios with Jesús Bravo handling engineering duties and then sent to Necromorbus Studios in Sweden (Watain, Demonical, Desultory, etc) for mixing and mastering under the helm of Tore Stjerna.
"At the Caves of Eternal" comes on the heels of last year's five-song EP, "Reaper's Consecration." To stream the album in full, visit Pulverised Records' bandcamp page, or listen to it in the player below.
Ohio prog metal act Sleepers Awake will release "Transcension" this coming June 17th, 2013. You can now hear the new song "The Fulcrum" below, and the full album's track listing is:
1. The Augur
4. Slave Within
5. Heathen Verses
6. Saint Condemned
7. Circles Without Division
8. Throat of Winter
10. Equa Mortuorum
11. Under Hoof and Gavel
12. The Fulcrum More...
After the many trials and tribulations that befell the manifestation of an upcoming new album, Man's Gin has finally completed work on “Rebellion Hymns." The album is now due out June 25th via Profound Lore. The record label comments:
"Helmed by Cobalt multi-instrumentalist Erik Wunder, who initially conceived Man's Gin ten or so years ago in Colorado prior to moving to Brooklyn, 'Rebellion Hymns' comes across as a much more epic, sprawling, darker and heavier opus than the band’s 'Smiling Dogs' debut.
"Where 'Smiling Dogs' presented itself as an ode to barren American landscapes and as hymns paying homage to the bottle, 'Rebellion Hymns' is a more diversified and devastating output where the bleak reality of wasteland America hits even harder and serves as the backdrop to the band’s brand of murder balladry, American goth-like booze hymns. Overall, 'Rebellion Hymns' is a desolate yet epic musical jaunt that will carry you to the moment where the breaking point of innocence lies.
"Alongside Erik Wunder and his bandmates Joshua Lozano and Scott Edward, all who play a wide array of instruments on this, 'Rebellion Hymns' also features notable guest appearances by Jarboe (ex-Swans), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), John Lamacchia (Candiria), and Wunder’s co-conspirator in Cobalt Phil McSorley." More...
Propagated by sound manipulator/engineer/former robotics major Tristan Shone, Author & Punisher relentlessly challenges the traditional principals of doom, industrial, and heavy bass music.
His latest ode comes in the form of “Women & Children,” the title track of Author & Punisher’s upcoming fifth full-length, set for detonation this June. In anticipation of its release, Stereogum is offering up an exclusive stream of the tune here (you can also check it out below).
Describes Shone: “‘Women & Children’ is a sullen voyage from the beginning to the end of time, from primordial bliss to devastating chaos. That's how it feels to me anyway." More...
Italy's Forgotten Light has released new album "Where Light Ends," and the full release is now available for streaming online. Check it out at SoundCloud or via the player below. Forgotten Light consists of:
Nico Sechi: Lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Davide Fin: Electric and acoustic guitars
Roberto Puggioni: Electric and acoustic guitars
Pasquale Lubinu: Bass
Flavio Fancellu: Drums and percussion More...
Feral Depravity (Oakland) and Hemorage (San Francisco) are currently crowdfunding their upcoming split, to be released on vinyl and CD this summer. Details on the campaign are available at this location.
The split will be recorded in Berkeley with Grammy award-winning producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Testament, Death Angel, Sadus, Forbidden, etc). The album will include 4 songs from each band and one collaborative song.
Following the release, the two bands will be hitting the road for a 2-week long West Coast tour. Details will be announced as they are made available.
French stoner metal act Godbleed has posted the band's debut EP "Aries" online for streaming. Check out the release at Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. In god's hands part I 02:04
2. Aries 03:23
3. Pray for salvation 04:36
4. In god's Hands part II 01:06
5. We are no saints 03:36
6. Carve my skin 04:11
7. Dirty girl 04:14
8. In god's hands part III 01:07 More...
U.S. based blackened doom act Throne of Malediction has released new album "Out of Darkness, Comes Light" and the album is now up for streaming/download at this location. The album saw official release through Torn Flesh Records on April 30th, 2013.
"Out of Darkness, Comes Light" features eleven tracks (plus two bonus songs) and guest appearances by Tamara Picardo (Upon Shadows), Negative Von Plaag (Plaag), DG steele (ZS Concept), and Vrangsinn (Carpathian Forest). The track listing is:
1. Shadow Mass 2:27
2. Without The Sun 6:17
3. A Burden of Ages 5:29
4. Not Meant for Me 5:10
5. Farther Down 5:49
6. Born of Innocence 6:43
7. In the Bleeding 5:23
8. Day of Lies 5:23
9. Everythings Going Cold 7:53
10. Dead Memories 5:47
11. The Soulforge 10:05
12. What Will Never Be w/Vrangsinn 5:14
13. Syncretism VI w/Black Salvation 7:03 More...
Necrosexual, the lord of all grimness, interviewed Exodus guitarist Gary Holt during the band's stop in Philadelphia during the Metal Alliance Tour. Check out the clip via Metal Injection or in the player below.
Brooklyn’s savage underworld collective Cleanteeth is still out pummeling rockers abroad for the remaining dates of the 2013 Crush Your Teeth Tour.
While the act’s debut LP "Pushing Rope" is pending release via Dullest Records in the coming weeks, from the road the band directly released a 2013 tour promo featuring several tracks from the upcoming album to help fund fuel and brews intake.
Donate to the “Crush Your Teeth, Brush Your Teeth With Beer On The Road Fund” and pick up a few gnarly NYC-style doom/sludge anthems right here (the songs are also streaming below).
5/17/2013 Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Axebomber, Ves, Artillery Breath, False Light
5/18/2013 TBA - Pittsburgh, PA
5/19/2013 TBA - Baltimore, MD
5/20/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY More...
After the death of the band's bassist "Moritifier" last month, Polish act Hate has announced the group will remain active and has confirmed a string of festival appearances for the summer.
These dates will be in support of latest album "Solarflesh" (reviewed here). Currently announced shows are available below, and the band also comments:
"We would like you to know that we have decided to continue with the band and keep on doing our job as always. There is still a big hole in our hearts, but we do not want to focus on mourning over the tragedy. Instead we decide to focus on the band and keeping it alive as well as all the ideas we shared with Mortifer.
"We treat what we do as a mission and we cannot see the end of it. On some shows to come we will be accompanied by Mortifer’s wife Alexandra on bass guitar. She has been in the business for some time and been involved in a few Russian bands before. As an experienced musician, she will undoubtedly manage on the stage with us.
"On other shows we will be joined by Piotr Kolakowski (Neyra), a talented musician who had previously been on stage with us as a session musician. The festivals below have been confirmed, but there are more to come soon."
May 23 - Extremefest - Hunxe - Germany
July 26 - Rock im Betonwerk - Chemnitz - Germany
Aug 09 - Brutal Assault Open Air - Jaromer - Czech Rep
Aug 16 - Gothoom O.A. Fest - Bana - Slovakia
Aug 17 - Summer Breeze Open Air - Germany
Aug 24 - Cieszanów Rock Fest - Cieszanów - Poland
Aug 31 - Rock am Wehr - Jena - Germany More...
India's Inner Sanctum has announced details for the "Wake of Destruction" European tour. You can catch the band live:
June 8th - Chronical Moshers Festival
June 12th - Nachtleben - Frankfurt
June 14th - Soundcafe - Munich
June 15th - Ragnarock Warmup - Marburg
June 16th - Bambi Galore - Hamburg
June 18th - MTC - Cologne
June 19th - Klangstation - Bonn
June 21st - Metalfest Open Air Poland More...
This September 7th and 8th, Spread the Metal Records will host the Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON. The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.
Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist. Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal, and Sanktuary.
2 day tickets for the festival can be found at this location (individual day passes on sale June 1st).
To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.
Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival, guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page here.
Sledgehammer Nosejob, featuring Massive Assault members Carl Christ and Fredde Kaddeth, has posted a preview online for "Crematorium." Check out the snippet below, or find more info on the band via Facebook here.
The debut release "Luonnon Voima" from the one man German ambient black metal project Lebensnacht is available as a free download via the Naturmacht Productions Bandcamp page. You can also stream the release below.
Lebensnacht's second full-length album titled "Syksyn Kulominen" will be released on CD and as a digital download via Naturmacht Productions on July 30th, 2013. The band comments:
"The idea appeared because 'Luonnon Voima' is my first album and naturally the songwriting and sound are yet improvable as I had to learn and have to learn yet many things. It is still worth to not be forgotten and is an important step in the history of Lebensnacht. So a free download release, where you can set a price after your liking, is the best way to make it public without costs and risks for anybody.
"Syksyn Kulominen, though is in all matters better then Luonnon Voima, has a clear concept and it would have to wait over one year till it would have been released. So like this I can present my current level of skills and music without ignoring Luonnon Voima completely." More...
Danish melodic death metal act Mercenary has announced a European headlining tour in support of upcoming release, “Through Our Darkest Days.” The tour will feature support from Omnium Gatherum - full dates are listed below.
“Through Our Darkest Days,” the group’s seventh studio album, is scheduled for North American release on July 30th via Prosthetic Records. Recorded with longtime collaborator and friend Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn) at Hansen Studios in Denmark, the album will include what the band describes as “a combination of our latest material with a lot of the more traditional melodic and melancholic elements of previous Mercenary albums.”
The album cover art, available below, was completed by Mnemic guitarist Mircea Efrfemie (Soilwork, Illdisposed) and “symbolizes a darkness we have gone through as a band, which we feel we have finally been able to put behind us. The title of the album is meant very positively and thematizes both the journey through existential darkness as a general theme and the ability to break through it. The lyrical universe is very much about making the most of life and not getting caught up in negativity.”
5/30 Geiselwind, DE – Beastival
6/1 Oberentfelden, CH – Borom Pom Pom
6/2 Pilzen, CZ – Metalfest CZ
8/30 Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser #
8/31 Munchen, DE – Backstage Club #
9/1 Pratteln, CH – Gallery #
9/4 Bucharest, RO – The Silver Church Club #
9/5 Budapest, HU – TBA #
9/6 Wien, AT – Escape #
9/7 Brno, CR – Melodka #
9/8 Berlin, DE – Magnet #
9/11 Vosselaar, BE – Biebob #
9/12 London, UK – The Underworld #
9/14 Stuttgart, DE – Club Zentral #
9/15 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo #
# = With Omnium Gatherum More...
Progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit have unveiled a guitar playthrough video for new song “Odyssey,” available below.
The track appears on the band’s June 11th release, “The Migration,” alongside nine other stimulating soundscapes recorded earlier this year at North Carolina’s Basement Studios with Jamie King (BTBAM, For Today, He is Legend).
Catch the band live: More...
Lambgoat.com today hurl forth a bit of pre-weekend audio animosity with a track premiere of "Without Master" from New Jersey death metal deviants, Grimus. The song comes by way of the band's previously announced forthcoming full-length debut, "Omnicide." Check it out here or through the player below.
Lyrically centered around mankind’s killer instinct and violent purpose in life, "Without Master" sets the album’s mood with 3:45 minutes of chronic, blasting hatred. Elaborates guitarist Michael Munoz: “Without Master incorporates fast, albeit simple and catchy riffs, while keeping the song as fluid as possible. It was written for the sole purpose of opening the album."
"Omnicide" was tracked and mixed by guitarist Marco Bobadilla at Crimson Recording and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Beneath the Massacre, Job For A Cowboy etc.) at West West Side Music. Grimus will self-release "Omnicide" on June 25th, 2013. Catch the band live:
6/22/2013 E&A Entertainment & Hall - Elizabeth, NJ More...
In 2012, backwoods psychedelic doom band Windhand released a self-titled LP. The band is now putting the finishing touches on a second LP for Relapse, due out this fall, which was recorded and mixed by the band's own Garrett Morris at The Darkroom and mastered by James Plotkin in Richmond, VA. Further details will be forthcoming.
Windhand will also trek across North America this summer ushering audiences into the band's menacing grooves & showcasing songs from the upcoming album. Dates are as follows: More...
Poland's Lost Soul has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming album:
"We proudly announce that we decided to present you a title of new Lost Soul album. The successor of 'Immerse in Infinity' will be consist of 10 regular pieces and three bonus tracks.
"Ladies and gentlemen, Lost Soul's opus fifth: 'Atlantis - The New Beginning.' More info soon, stay tuned."
Photos from the recording studio and additional info on Lost Soul can be found at the band's Facebook profile here.
Liv Kristine from Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following announcement about recording new material:
"Dear Fans and Friends,
"Good news from Mastersound Studio: The vocal recordings for all songs of our up-coming release 'Symphonies of the Night' have just been completed. Moreover, Alex is already busy with the mix of the album.
"We have taken a great inspirational step since the production of 'Meredead,' both sound-wise and vocal-wise. It has been such a pleasure evolving in my singing techniques and knowledge and I thank my band members for 'giving me an inspirational kick' when I needed to gain momentum behind the microphone. 'Symphonies of the Night' is hauntingly dream-like and heavy to the core!"
London-based death metal merchants Decrepid have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their sophomore album sometime in 2014. The band's debut album "Devoted to Death" was originally self-released in 2011 on 12" vinyl and later on released on CD by Heretic Death Call Prod. in 2012.
Guitarist Danny Price comments: "We are very proud to be signing to a label with such great bands, the likes of Rottrevore, Hallows Eve and Avulsed have been a staple sound track to many nights and most definitely have had an impact on my compositions and guitar playing in one way or another and the chance to work with someone like Dave Rotten could not be ignored. I think this is the best way forward for Decrepid and I look forward to the release of our next full length album. Until then drink up, be merry and raise hell fuckers!" More...
Mexico's Enough Has Been Said has released a new lyric video for "Battlefield," which is the title track off the album of the same name. Check out the song below, or find more info on Enough Has Been Said at Facebook here.
North Carolina's Valient Thorr will release sixth studio album "Our Own Masters" on June 18th via Volcom Entertainment. The album was recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, GA and produced, engineered, and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey Milk.
Now, Pitchfork gives music fans a first-listen to the new LP, premiering the new song "No Strings Attached." Check out the song right here.
"When we wrote the music for 'No Strings Attached' it sounded like nothing we had ever done before," says Valient Thorr front man Valient himself. "The vibe reminded me so much of the feeling I would get when Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys Are Back In Town' would come on in the summertime and it was hot and all you wanted was to get off work and grab some beers and see what kind of party was happening. We always talk about positive vibrations, but a lot of our stories either come from or end up with dark tones, so I tried to write something that had a 'we're still here, let's make the most of it' vibe. It is definitely supposed to be a bright view of the future." More...
Legendary act Deep Purple posted a new music video for the track "Vincent Price." The song is taken from the band's new LP "NOW What?," which is available now via earMusic. The video is the first for Deep Purple in over 20 years.
The single will be released on June 7th as download, CD single and 7" transparent vinyl. "Vincent Price" will become a Purple collector's item, due to the inclusion of the bonus track song "First Sign Of Madness," which was recorded during the NOW What?! sessions, but not included in the final selection.
The track list for the 7":
Side A "Vincent Price"
Side B "First Sign Of Madness"
CD single and download:
1. Vincent Price
2. First Sign Of Madness
3. The Well Dressed Guitar (from the now deleted Rapture Of the Deep" limited CD)
4. Wrong Man (Live) (from the now deleted "Rapture Of the Deep" limited CD)
5. Vincent Price (Music Video)
Check out the video here: More...
Following the "Sage" album, released in 2011 by Neurot Recordings, the new LP from Nashville trio Across Tundras is set for harvest on the band’s newly founded D.I.Y. label. The following press release was issued about the upcoming "Electric Relics" album:
"On the new LP Electric Relics, Across Tundras take their ever-expanding style of modern Americana further into the same westerly direction they’ve been traversing for the past few years, organically fusing their swells of post-doom into Spaghetti Western soundtracks and meandering blues/rock jam sessions.
"A wide variety of sounds seamlessly mingle throughout the slow motion base founding guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tanner Olson, percussionist Casey Perry and bassist/vocalist Mikey Allred (Hellbender) lay down, Allred also contributing pianos/organs, synthesizers, mellotron, trombone and more, and his brother Joey (Hellbender) contributing guest slide guitar and vocals.
"Additionally, Perry hand constructed the scale model landscape for the cover art, with Olson handling the graphic design and layout. Across Tundras recorded Electric Relics at their expansive Ramble Hill Farm in February, and is releasing it on their own label of the same name, making it a fully self-managed D.I.Y. release."
As the band states: "Electric Relics is our humble offering placed at the crossroads of past, present, and future tense. Age-old energies and three phase electric power intersect to reveal hidden truths of bygone times, modern mysticisms, and sound the alarm for uncertain days to come. We walk through this shadowy land in search of a spark to light the fire and illuminate the depths of consciousness.” More...
Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash act Edge of Attack is proud to announce the band will be trekking across Alberta for the month of June along with a tour date in Winnipeg, MB for the "Northern Destruction Tour."
This trek will be in promotion of Edge of Attack's debut self-titled album (reviewed here), released on Spread The Metal Records earlier this year. Vocalist Roxanne Gordey comments:
"Introducing the Northern Destruction Tour!! We can't wait to embark on our Canadian tour and bring great shows to our Canadian fans. But this is only the beginning. This September we will journey to Toronto and partake in the Spread the Metal Festival as a kick-off to part two of the Northern Destruction! See you on the road!"
Friday, May 31, Edmonton, AB - Rendezvous Pub, 8:00pm, 18+, $10
Saturday, June 1, Lethbridge, AB - Moose Hall, 6:00pm, All Ages
Sunday, June 2, Calgary, AB - New Black Centre, 6:00pm, All Ages, $10 adv/$15 door
Tuesday, June 4, Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms, 7:30pm, 18+, $8
Wednesday, June 5 TBA
Thursday, June 6, TBA
Friday, June 7, Devon, AB - P3, 8:00pm, All Ages, $10
Saturday, June 8, Drayton Valley, AB - Scout Guide Hall, 7:30pm, All Ages, $10
Saturday, June 22, Grande Prairie, AB - Better Than Freds, 9:00pm, 18+, $10 More...
Huntress is back with the follow-up to debut album "Spell Eater," which was released in 2012. The new album entitled "Starbound Beast" will be released on June 28th in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.
The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).
Today Huntress has unveiled the first song from "Starbound Beast." The track entitled "I Want to Fuck You to Death" was co-written for singer Jill Janus by legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Check it out at the band's Facebook page.
Frontwoman Jill Janus spoke about the collaboration: "I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We'd play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played "Ace of Spades" with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he'd write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said 'Sure'. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for 'I Want to Fuck You to Death'. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I've ever heard." More...
Norwegian folk act Wardruna, featuring Ex-Gorgoroth members Kvitrafn and Gaahl, is streaming the new track "Fehu." The song was taken from the band's latest LP "Runaljod - Yggdrasil," which was issued in March via Indie Recordings.
Check out "Fehu" here:
Metal Law, the traditional metal act from Germany, is streaming the new track "Lord Of Evil." The song appears on the band's new EP of the same name, which was self-released at the end of March. The EP is the band's third release overall, the last of which was issued in 2008, the full length LP "Lawbreaker," which was issued via Metal On Metal Records.
Check out "Lord Of Evil" here:
German gothic act Lacrimas Profundere posted a teaser clip for the upcoming music video "My Release In Pain." The video will drop on May 21, 2013 at 10am (CET). The song is taken from the upcoming new LP "Antiadore," which is scheduled for release on June 3rd (Europe) and June 11th (North America) via Napalm Records.
The album's track list is:
1. My Release in Pain
3. What I´m Not
4. All For Nothing
5. Dead To Me
7. Still In Need
8. Deny For Now
9. Head Held High
10. My Chest
11. Remembrance Song
12. A Sigh
13. Words (Bonus Track)
14. Doomed and Unarmed (Bonus Track)
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Virginia traditional metal act Volture has signed to High Roller Records (a division of Pure Steel Records) for the release of the band's first full length LP "On the Edge," which is targeted for release in September.
Simultaneously, the band has announced that they have recruited new vocalist Jack Bauer (Tengwar). The band is also streaming the title track from the new release (see below).
The announcement reads as follows:
"For those of you in the true heavy metal world, here's the latest on all that is Volture. We fell on some rough times last year. Our label went under, we came back from Europe in debt, our singer Brent Hubbard no longer wanted to tour and he parted ways amicably with the band. We didn't know what the future held for us, but Volture kept on trucking and writing music without a singer. Our heavy metal machine would not be stopped.
"Onward we searched for the right vocalist to complete our band. Our quest would soon come to an end when we auditioned Jack Bauer. He rolled up on his chain mail-clad motorcycle and we immediately caught a good vibe from him. Jack nailed our old songs at practice, securing his position as our new vocalist. Volture barreled on writing and recording new material with Jack and his voice fit the style seamlessly. As a passing of the torch, our original singer Brent came into the studio and laid some guest vocals with Jack on several of the tracks for the new album. Fans of classic Volture will not be disappointed.
"Fast forward to 2013. We signed to High Roller Records and our first full-length album is due out this September. Expect a serious heavy metal attack from Jack on our upcoming LP entitled 'On the Edge'."
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Serbian power metal act Claymore announced that the band has completed work on the sophomore LP "Lament of Victory." The band is currently shopping the album to labels, so no release date has yet been announced. The album is the band's first release in 10 years, when the debut "The First Dawn of Sorrow" was issued in 2003 via One Records. Since then the band has a brand new lineup around founder Vlad Invictus, which is as follows:
Vlad Invictus: guitars, lead & backing vocals;
Dejana “Betsa” Pavlovic: lead & backing vocals;
Filip “Fill T.” Todorcevic: bass guitar & backing vocals;
Marko “OceanLord” Dinic: keyboards & backing vocals;
Aleksandar “Alex Cane” Cankovic: drums & percussion.
Boris Šurlan: additional guitars & solos.
The album was recorded at Midnight Studio in Lazarevac from February 1st to May 1st, 2013 and was mixed & mastered by Boris Šurlan. Guest musicians include Nevena Rakic (violin on "Glory is Calling Me") and Željko Jovanovic and Goran Garcevic, both on backing vocals.
The track list for "Lament of Victory" is:
1. On the Wings of Time (5:11)
2. Sorrow’s Tear (4:14)
3. Night Sky (6:08)
4. Hymn of Vengeance (4:10)
5. Power of the Destiny* (3:43)
6. Crossroad of Forever (5:11)
7. King in the North (5:37)
8. Glory is Calling Me (8:18) More...
Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the side project of German power pioneers Rage and the first band to mix orchestra with metal, posted a trailer for the upcoming self-titled LP, which is due out for release on August 2, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The album continues where the 1996 Rage album "Lingua Mortis" left off, but with a much larger production. Now a full band in of itself, Lingua Mortis Orchestra (or L.M.O.) presents a conceptual album, which is explained by bassist vocalist Peavy Wagner in the video.
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