Metal News for May 17, 2014
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Brazilian metal legends Sepultura have posted their new music video online for their cover of the Chico Science & Nação Zumbi song, "Da Lama ao Caos." You can check it out below.
The song appears on their most recent studio album, "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart," which was released in October of last year through Nuclear Blast Records. More...
Montreal, QC thrash band Mutank is proud to announce the group will be performing a series of festival shows this summer that includes a stop at the 709 Metal Fest in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Mutank will be on tour in support of latest release "M.E.C.H. Metal," which is available as a pay what you want download on Bandcamp. Vocalist / bassist Stephen Reynolds comments:
"Hey thrash addicts we are back at it. Mosh in horror as Mutank enters your vicinity and leaves you with an affinity for warp-speed heavy metal. Catch us this summer at the following dates, including shows with Havok in St. John's, NL!"
May 28 - Katacombes - Wacken Metal Battle Canada Semi-Final - Montreal, QC
June 14 - Vieux St. Paul - Repentigny, QC w/ Warsenal
July 4 - Rockhouse - 709 Metal Fest - St. John's, NL w/ Havok
July 5 - The Deck - 709 Metal Fest - St. John's, NL (two shows: Early Show TBA and Late Show TBA)
July 12 - Samstock - St-Liguori, QC w/ Warsenal, Vicious, Venomenon
Aug 22 - Trailer Thrash Fest - Saint-Pie, QC w/ Reanimator, Eternal Judgment, Death Lullaby, Venomenon, Dissension and more! More...
Roadrunner Records has announced WeAreHarlot as the newest members of its roster. Roadrunner comments:
"The acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll band’s much anticipated debut track, 'Denial,' is streaming now at their official YouTube channel, while a free download is available at the just-launched official website here.
"WeAreHarlot – fronted by vocalist Danny Worsnop and guitarist Jeff George alongside bassist Brian Weaver and drummer Bruno Agra – make their live debut at this weekend’s Rock On The Range 2014 at Columbus, Ohio’s Crew Stadium, slated for this Sunday, May 18th. Additional dates will be announced soon. The band recently finished recording their eagerly awaited debut album at The Fortress recording studio in Los Angeles, engineered and mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour). The as-yet-untitled collection is slated to arrive later this year."
“We are beyond excited to be a part the Roadrunner Records family of Artists,” stated Danny, Jeff, Bruno and Brian. “It's been a long road getting here, but nothing was going to or ever will detour this band, and Roadrunner has been there championing us from the beginning. When it came time to sign a deal all the labels came calling, but only one got the call back. Roadrunner Records’ foundations were built on great rock ‘n’ roll bands, bands that we love, and we are here to continue carrying that torch and shaking those foundations. We knew that rock music needed a facelift fast and that real rock ‘n’ roll needed to be back front and center again! That’s why we are here, to bring this music to a whole new generation of people that have been screaming out for what they deserve. Team WeAreHarlot is in place and it's unstoppable! So in closing, thanks again to Roadrunner Records and the entire WeAreHarlot family, this announcement is for us all. What time is the fucking show!?”
See the band live on these dates:
May 18 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range - Columbus Crew Stadium
May 28 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino More...
Tellus Terror today presents the first full song from "EZ LIFE DV8" for listening. Check out "Endtime Panorama" in the player below.
The album was recorded in Brazil at Visom Digital Studios and AM Studio, both in Rio de Janeiro. In Europe, the Swedes Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At the Gates, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, Opeth) took care of the mixing and mastering.
The cover and booklet artwork was provided by Seth Siro Anton from Septicflesh. More...
Out now on Get This Right Records is the bellowing split EP between Pennsylvania-based Benchpress and Puerto Rico's Martyr's Tongue.
Benchpress has confirmed a record release show in Lansdale, Pennsylvania joining Dysphoria, CDC, Frost Giant and others, taking place next Friday, May 23rd. Both bands will announce new live attacks in the coming weeks in support of the split and beyond. Stay frosty.
5/23/2014 3Rd & Walnut Bar - Lansdale, PA w/ Dysphoria, CDC, Frost Giant More...
Dealey Plaza has released a new music video for the track "Fiend" (featuring Ryan Gardner of Rose Funeral)," which can be seen below.
The band's upcoming album "Provoke The Human" is also due for release on May 20th, 2014. Pre-orders can be found at this location.
The reunited Swedish death metal outfit At The Gates has issued the following statement about guitarist Anders Björler missing a show due to health issues:
"At the Gates are sad to inform you that Anders Björler won't perform with us tonight at Metal Italia. He was forced to stay behind in Gothenburg with acute food poisoning.
"We will, however, make all the necessary preparations to go through with the show anyway, and to the best of our abilities, make it as close to a normal ATG show.
"We hope that you will understand and support our decision to go through with the show for all you die hard Italian metal heads..."
The band's upcoming album "At War With Reality" is anticipated for a late Fall / early Winter release via Century Media, with pre-production footage available at this location.
XCIII has unveiled the artwork for an upcoming EP, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:
"Ladies and Gentlemens, we present you the artwork for our forthcoming EP called 'Event Horizon.' The artwork was made by the charming Fanny R. who also made our first video clip.
"We hope you like it. Songs will follow soon, we have to make some readjustments. What is your opinion about the artwork? Cheers!" More...
Hot on the heels of the completion of "Mothership II" (out later this year via Ripple Music), Texas heavy rock and roll act Mothership has announced a U.S. jaunt with Portland's stoner band Black Pussy. Dates are as follows:
Fri June 13th - Slake - New York, NY
Sat June 14th - The Depot - York, PA
Mon June 16th - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
Wed June 18th - The Mothlight - Asheville, NC
Thur June 19th - Southgate House Revival Room - Newport, KY
Sat June 21st - Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
Wed June 25th - Duffy's Tavern - Lincoln, NE
Thur June 26th - Moon Room - Denver, CO
Sat June 28th - Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
Sun June 29th - Neurolox - Boise, ID
Tues July 1st - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
Wed July 2nd - Backstage Bar - Las Vegas, NV
Thurs July 3rd - The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
Fri July 4th - Bandit Town - North Fork, CA
Sun July 6th - The Parkside - San Fransisco, CA
Wed July 9th - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA
Thur July 10th - Volcanic Theatre Pub - Bend, OR
Fri July 11th - Kenton Club - Portland, OR
Fri July 18th - Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
Sat July 19th - Leftwoods - Amarillo, TX
Sun July 20th - Backstage - Lubbock, TX More...
Indianapolis grindcore / death metal band Radiation Sickness has announced the recruitment of new guitarist Scott Bronner (ex-Demiricous, Legion).
Scott will be the replacement for the band's previous Guitarist Tom Ball who passed away last month. Originally formed in 1987, Radiation Sickness reunited in 2010 after a long period of inactivity. Founding member Doug Palmer comments:
"We would like to welcome Scott Bronner (ex-Demiricous, Legion) as the new guitar player to Radiation Sickness. This was not a hard call to make, Scott helped make it easier.
"OK after the death of Tom Ball we gave it long thought as to what the future of Radiation Sickness would be. A large part of me said I am done, a larger part of me said I don't wanna do this anymore. Two people killing them self in the same band 23 years apart. It is fucking mind blowing. Tom was not there the first time around but he brought more talent and passion to the table then the guy he replaced ever had. I just find it hard not playing music and with this band, the only band I have ever been in. So Radiation Sickness is moving on. Just as twisted and demented as before. More...
Sometimes, it's just not enough to have an album be heavy, innovative, and consistent. In fact, for the really good ones, it's got to be more. "It has to have some kind of vulnerability to get to me," says vocalist Henrik Fevre of the monumental progressive metal foursome, Anubis Gate. It has to be able to touch its listeners with sincerity.
Men of their word, the creative forces behind Anubis Gate have been consistently achieving that vulnerability from album to album while still being quite novel in their melodic choices. On their latest album, "Horizons" (reviewed here), the members stretch out in a few new directions, adding in nods to older rock and 80s pop, as noted in their earlier release of the "Sheep" EP, featuring covers of Pink Floyd's "Sheep" and Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings."
Speaking to Metal Underground, they opened up a little more about the inner workings of "Horizons." More...