Metal News for May 18, 2013
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13 news articles posted on this day.
New York doom act Kings Destroy is streaming an advance track, "Casse Tete," from its upcoming release "A Time For Hunting." That new release from the band will be issued on May 14th via War Crime Recordings. Stream the new single below.
Kings Destroy takes its name from the 70's Bronx graffiti crew and features guitarists Carl Porcaro and Chris Skowronski from NYC hardcore act Killing Time. Kings Destroy has also posted a small series of concert dates, which follows.
Kings Destroy on tour:
Jun. 07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (Record Release Show w/ Clamfight, Windhand, Belus)
Jun. 20 Chicago, IL – Reggies (w/ the Swan King and Yakuza)
Jun. 21 Milwaukee, WI – Days of the Doomed Fest
June 22 Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon St (w/ Tank Destroyer)
Following on the heels of last year's "Void Abyss" release, Boston drone/sludge band Tentacle is streaming its latest endeavor "Ingot Eye" over on bandcamp. The album features four tracks, three of epic duration. Also check out a mixcloud session from Tentacle featuring the track "The Ruler of All Space and Time" over at this location.
Cradle Of Filth has posted a video on the making of its forthcoming official video for the track "For Your Vulgar Delectation." The track comes from its tenth and most recent album "The Manticore and Other Horrors," which was released on Nuclear Blast and debuted at number 96 on the Billboard Chart. While waiting for the video to make its debut next week, check out the filming footage below.
Just For Fun
Heavy metal is no stranger to the cover, and in fact metal covers of non-metal tracks have become a staple of the scene, from Children of Bodom infamously recreating a Brittney Spears song to the full-force awesome of Graveworm covering "I Need A Hero."
Going past standard song recreations, Florida based guitarist Eric Calderone has a series covers for anime theme songs and video game tunes. A sampling of metallized versions of childhood favorites can be found below, including Sonic the Hedgehog, a Final Fantasy medley, and even My Little Pony! More...
"Project Omega" is the first release off new album "Inside The Universe Of Horror" from The Deathisodes, which is due for release on the 21st of June via UKEM Records. Check out the song in the player below.
Finland's Sawhill Sacrifice has uploaded the track "Solution" online, which can be heard below. "Solution" appears on the band's latest full-length album "Deus Humana Satanas." The track listing is as follows:
4. God in Man
5. Slow Black Rain
6. Great Ones
An official music video by Above Us The Waves is now available online for the track 'This I Ever Get,' taken' from the upcoming full-length album "Anchors Aweigh." Check out the video below. "Anchors Aweigh" is due out soon via Spreading Dysphoria Industries.
Desecrated Sphere, which recently returned to its original lineup, has now posted a teaser online for new album "Emancipate." Check it out below. The album is due out this coming July 13th, 2013 via Eternal Hatred Records and Rapture Records.
German melodic death metal outfit The Last Hangmen has posted the song "Downfall of Glory" online, which comes off the band's 2013 self-released effort "Executing Empires." Check out the song via the YouTube clip below.
Croatian act Subscale has posted the song "Interception" online, which comes off the band's new album "The Last Submission," out now via Geenger Records. Give the song a listen in the player below.
Romania's Breakout has posted a new demo song online titled "Last Goodbye." Check out a lyric video for the track below, or find more info on Breakout via Facebook here.
Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine, Pyrithion) was arrested last week for allegedly attempting to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife Meggan, who filed for divorce last year.
Lambesis subsequently plead "not guilty" to the charges, and his bail was set at $3 million. Now NBC San Diego reports that Lambesis received a new bail hearing, and his bail has been lowered to $2 million, although he still remains in custody at this point and apparently has not made bail.
According to the article, Tim's attorney Tom Warwick has now made reference to steroid usage - which was widely speculated to be at the root of the issue when news of the arrest first broke. An excerpt follows:
The frontman started taking supplements, then steroids, that led to what Warwick referred to as “changes in his physiological and mental status.” He went from 170 to 220-pounds and in his attorney’s words, “Was not the same person. He was irritable and lost God.” A forensic psychiatrist who consulted with the defense said Lambesis got “roid rage” after using steroids.
His attorney said Lambesis is now off steroids, going through withdrawal, and in total isolation in jail for protection from other inmates. He’s also getting personal counseling from a jail chaplain.
As Lambesis remains in jail, As I Lay Dying has dropped off the coming Killswitch Engage tour, with Darkest Hour and The Word Alive joining on the supporting slots instead.
Read the full article at NBC San Diego.
Dubai-based death/thrash metallers Nervecell have released a new video road report, available below. This clip features backstage and live footage from the band's most recent tours in Asia covering headlining shows and festival appearances in Philippines, India, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and more.