Metal News for May 22, 2013
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39 news articles posted on this day.
Hossbruten has posted up a new track titled "Burnt Fork War Dog," which is streaming below. Based out of Bakersfield, California, Hossbruten is the side band of Mentors frontman Marc 'Mad Dog Duce' De Leon. Marc Duce has also been busy with his new Rock Bottom radio show, which he broadcasts on KSVG 89.7 fm on Sunday nights from 8-10 pm pacific time. Tune in at this location to stream the show on Sundays.
German thrash veterans Exumer have confirmed a New York City show on September 21st, 2013 at The Paper Box in Brooklyn. The show will be the only U.S. appearance in 2013 for Exumer and the band's second visit to the United States. Main support for the evening will be Florida death metal act Malevolent Creation.
Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "We are beyond thrilled to be finally playing in NYC. We haven't played on North American soils since the Thrasho De Mayo festival in L.A., four years ago. New York is close to mine and our bassist's hearts, since both of us live here and we have never brought the band to play in front our home crowd." More...
The new album "X Vida" by Mexican raiders Thell Barrio is due to be released on every streaming and download platform worldwide on May the 24th, 2013.
Thell Barrio, currently on the roads of Mexico showcasing the album, will also be in Europe this coming September to promote the release. Sliptrick Records comments on the band and coming album: More...
Today Dark Harvest Records is proud to announce the signing of Michican act Laid in Stone. Dark Harvest issued the following press release about the band:
"Laid In Stone formed in late 2009 in the town of Oxford, Michigan by Trent Heichel (guitars) and brothers Kyle (bass) and Danny (drums) Cummings. Soon after, the trio recruited their high school friend and local vocalist Chad Rice, and set about taking Laid In Stone to the top of the metal world.
"The band hit the ground running. Without their line-up finalized and a mere two months before embarking on a self-organized and financed three month U.S. tour, they took to the studio to lay down the first of two independent EPs.
"They quickly gained credit in their local scene by performing with many national acts: Mushroomhead, Before The Fallen Dreams, Arsonists Get All The Girls, As They Sleep, etc. On their first full U.S. tour Laid In Stone sold 1000 CDs hand to hand. This caught the attention of producer Don Debiase (Beneath the Sky, Forever Interror) who helped Laid In Stone with the 2011 EP 'The Perception of Power.'
"This EP emphasized songwriting in place of metal's more common thrash focus, and prompted Tinderbox Music owner Jon Delange to work on landing the group several contracts with major T.V. shows like MTV’s Fantasy Factory and Nitro Circus.
"While earning their stripes on the road, showcasing and developing their sound, Laid In Stone drew up plans for what was to become their full length debut, 'Echoes Left Behind,' at the end of 2011. The band was recruited for Artist Management through Distilled Entertainment and the band began recording soon after. More...
After completing a tour of Europe in support of Propagandhi, followed by a headlining tour, Shai Hulud has returned to the states and is preparing for a next set of confirmed shows.
In July, fans on the east coast will be treated to a handful of shows featuring Earth Crisis as part of the Firstorm 20th Anniversary Tour. Additional support for the east coast portion of the tour will be from Thy Will Be Done and White Widows.
Additional Shai Hulud shows have been confirmed for June and July, including an appearance at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC. Find the complete listing of dates below.
Shai Hulud's Matt Fox reflects on 2013: "2013 has been a banner year for Shai Hulud, and it's not even summer yet. Seeing the release of 'Reach Beyond The Sun,' touring Australia as a part of the Soundwave Festival (headlined by Metallica - pretty much the reason we play heavy music) and having just returned from Europe after a tour with one of our favorite bands, Propagandhi, has made this year thus far both a blur and a dream, or one and the same depending on how well you remember your dreams, if you can remember them at all. 2013 is one dream we won't soon forget, etched further into our memory receptors - if there are such things - with the dates we confirmed with Earth Crisis, a huge and direct influence on the formation and existence of Shai Hulud. This is a special year for us, and we're grateful not only to share it with those who find something in our music that speaks to them, but also with so many of the bands whose music has spoken, and still speaks to us." More...
As the villainous Integrity prepares to release the band’s tenth LP, "Suicide Black Snake," the full album has now been posted online for streaming. Check out the release via Revolvermag.com or through the player below.
"Suicide Black Snake" sees worldwide release June 11th, the vinyl pressing via A389 Recordings and the CD with Magic Bullet Records. You can also catch the band live on upcoming North American dates, with details available after the jump. More...
After five long years since the group's last release, Milwaukee metal band Misery Signals will return on July 23rd with "Absent Light." Today, the band has officially announced the album title, release date, album artwork, and upcoming record release tour in July and August.
Foregoing the traditional record label release model, Misery Signals launched an Indiegogo campaign in March to work directly with fans to crowd fund the new album by offering unique funding packages that included handwritten lyrics, vinyl box set, music lessons, listening parties and more. By May, the band had not only reached the funding goal, but had surpassed it by double the original amount.
"We were floored by the excitement from the people supporting the album,” guitarist Ryan Morgan says. “It's a good feeling to have an audience matching the enthusiasm we are putting into it's creation - and they haven't even heard it yet! It'll all come together when they get to hear how insane this album is."
Catch the band live: More...
"Freedom From The Known," the sophomore full-length from NYC trio Thinning the Herd, is now available on CD and via iTunes with additional digital outlets to follow, released via the band’s own Saint Marks Records.
This Is Not A Scene is now broadcasting "Freedom From The Known" in its entirety, paired with a lively summary of the album’s foundation and what’s transformed within the band between the album’s initial inspiration to the completion of the album, and the hardships the group endured bringing it to fruition. Check out the album breakdown here or stream the full release below.
Founding Thinning The Herd vocalist/guitarist Gavin Spielman had replaced the crew on debut full-length, "Oceans Rise," recruiting a new rhythm section in 2012 with bassist Wes Edmonds and drummer Rick Cimato (ex-Locked In A Vacancy). The new lineup traveled to Chicago last Summer to record the sophomore album "Freedom From The Known" at Electrical Audio Studios with Steven Albini, and as they were preparing to release the new album, Rick Cimato was tragically killed in a head-on collision over the 2012 holiday season.
Mourning the loss of their friend, Spielman and Edmonds hosted several local listening parties of the album for local fans and friends to honor Rick and his family, and then recruited local drummer Garth Macaleavey to carry the new material and TTH as a whole forward. More...
Scale the Summit has posted the new song "Atlas Novus" online, which can be heard below and comes off new album "The Migration" - due out June 11th via Prosthetic Records.
Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:
2. Atlas Novus
3. The Olive Tree
4. Narrow Salient
7. The Dark Horse
10. The Traveler
Dark Harvest Records is proud to announce the signing of Ohio’s Demons Within. The label comments on the band's history:
"Demons Within was formed as a brutal/groove death metal band in January of 2008, consisting of five unique individuals; lead vocalist J.C.B., lead/rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist T.C., lead/rhythm guitarist Dark Seclusion, bass guitarist Masin, and Retribution on drums.
"Since the formation, Demons Within has released a six song EP (Tearing at the Eyes of God) and a full length CD (Desecration of Angels) and a four song EP (Shroud of Deception) and has shared the stage with Straight Line Stitch, Soulfly, Devildriver, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), All That Remains, Deicide, Dying Fetus, Blackguard and Six Feet Under.
"They have been noted for their intense, high energy, in your face live performance. Looking to conquer the stage, whether it is at a local, regional or national level, this is the entity known as Demons Within."
Catch the band live:
Jun 22 Albion Pub Albion, PA
Jul 06 Peabody's Concert Club Cleveland, OH
Aug 23 ROXFEST Petersburg, OH
Aug 31 DM3 Fest 2013 Smiths Creek, MI
Sep 13 Rock City Tap House Parma, OH
Wachenfeldt has announced the band's new EP "Colophon" is set for release on the 30th of May via digital retailers online. The EP was recorded at Fear and Loathing Studios and Bowstead Studios by Jon Skäre & Thomas von Wachenfeldt, with mixing and mastering handled by Ola Lindgren at Studio Soulless. The following press release was also issued by Sliptrick Records:
"Due to be available through every download and streaming platform worldwide, the debut 6 tracks maxi-EP ‘Colophon’ from Wachenfeldt is definitely a not to be missed 2013 metal release. Drawing influences from the likes of Entombed, Morbid Angel, Dissection, and Carcass, but also from the world of classical and traditional Scandinavian folk music, Wachenfeldt is a four piece band from the north of Helsingland, Sweden.
"The members of the band have had long careers in different genres on their own, but their roots are in the extreme metal. Vocalist and bassist Thomas von Wachenfeldt (Lodge Doom, De Tveksamma) is a classically trained violinist and composer spending his days as a teacher in music theory, music history and violin. Von Wachenfeldt have also worked with Entombed, Grave and Corroded among many others as arranger and orchestrator More...
Norway's Tortorum has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to hit the recording studio:
"MARCHING EAST ...and so the time has come! Tortorum is soon leaving the shores and heading towards Stockholm, Sweden.
"The session for the new album begins right after the summer solstice, on the 24th day of June 2013 Anno Bastardi at Necromorbus studio where the band will work with the producer Tore Stjerna on the yet untitled 2nd album. Finally - all the dedication and energy will start to get shape! This is something we were looking to for so long! More news to come...
"We would like to hail all those who made it possible, helped us and those who showed up at Deathkult 2013 joining Tortorum in our ceremony! Remember that we don't need the dark of the night to bring forth the Darkness that dwells in our hearts... Respect and see you again in the future!"
Parasite Inc. has posted a new music video online, which is available below, and the band also comments:
"Attention, ladies and gentlemen! Please turn up your volume as high as possible and check out our first official video 'The Pulse of the Dead' from our upcoming album 'Time Tears Down' (out 02.08.2013)!"
A teaser trailer for the new "Time Tears Down" album is also available at this location.
Industrial extreme metal legends Aborym have teamed up with Noisey and made the first CD of their new album "Dirty" available for streaming prior to its official release date (May 28th in Europe and June 11th in North America).
The stream, along with an exclusive interview with band founder Fabban, is available right here, or you can check out the tracks below.
While the first CD features completely new material, the second CD will include two completely re-arranged and re-recorded tracks from previous albums, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, and Nine Inch Nails, as well as a previously unreleased track. More...
Swedish classic rock superstars Graveyard have been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming European run of Soundgarden. Graveyard comments:
"We've been pretty fucking fortunate with the bands we've had the honour to open for. It's like taking a walk through our record collections, or just through rock history. When you list some of them, it comes off as pretty unreal – Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, and Motorhead. And now - Soundgarden! Not so superunknown guys these days. And with the words of a californian rock dude: Pretty fucking bad ass musicians that can deliver a bunch of face melting jams and shred like there's no tomorrow!
"There isn't really much more to say than that. Of course we're super excited to head out on tour with Soundgarden. In a way it's quite logic. If you think about what the roots of their and our music are. We certainly got one or two things in common there, so hopefully people will see it as good match making?“
06.09. S Stockholm - Hovet
07.09. N Oslo - Spektrum
09.09. DK Copenhagen - Forum
10.09. D Berlin - Columbia Halle
11.09. NL Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
13.09. UK Manchester - Apollo
14.09. UK Birmingham - Academy
16.09. IRL Dublin - O2 Academy
18.09. UK London - Brixton Academy
New England black metallers Autolatry are streaming the fourth track "Pale Dishonor" from their upcoming album "Native," which can be heard below. The band also comments:
"Native is a concept album telling a tale of Native American assimilation at the time of the colonization of New England. Autolatry is independently releasing the album on June 18th, and will be available digitally through Bandcamp as well as all other digital aggregators, as well as in digipack CD's available through the band's dedicated merch portal." More...
Italian death metallers Hour of Penance will embark on a European tour this fall alongside Australian tech-death act Psycroptic and U.K. death outfit Dyscarnate.
Prior to the tour -- which kicks off in Belgium on September 20th -- the band will be seen appearing at several of the summer's heaviest international festivals. All upcoming dates are listed below.
Guitarist Giulio Moschini commented: “We’re extremely happy to tour again with our friends in Psycroptic and Dyscarnate and most of all to play again in Europe after the successful tour we did with Cannibal Corpse, Devildriver and The Black Dahlia Murder in February. For the first time, Hour of Penance will also play in Ireland! Be there!" More...
Saint Diablo has selected veteran music producer Tim Gilles (Anthrax, Vision of Disorder, Ill Nino, Taking Back Sunday) and is currently writing new material for an upcoming second album.
Tim Gilles has set up a remote streaming production facility at the band’s compound where he will be able to virtually attend band rehearsals and keep the band’s vision on target during the pre-production process.
“Saint Diablo is in the midst of writing the best record of their long and storied career. Rest assured, we’re gonna make a statement with this one…” says producer Tim Gilles. “Some people are going to love it, some are probably gonna freak out… but nobody’s going to be able to ignore it!”
“We are putting everything we have into the new material, and we really can't wait to show the world what we have to offer” states guitarist Justin Adams. “After the first meeting with Tim, we all just knew he was a perfect fit for the direction we want to go with the new material. Working with Tim is going to be awesome!”
Saint Diablo is scheduled to begin tracking the album this September at Big Blue Meenie (Jersey City, NJ) with producer Tim Gilles at the helm.
The official music video for latest single "Watch Me Kill" can be viewed below. The band's latest self-titled album was released on July 10th, 2012 through Eclipse Records. More...
Greek black metal act Lord Impaler is excited to introduce another addition to the band's legion. Nodens (known from his appearances in bands such as North Gate, Prometheus, Tribe of Neptune, and Kult of Taurus) is now the new drummer of the band.
Vocalist Tragon’s comments on the addition: “We are delighted to have Nodens with us. He is an amazing performer that shares the same vision we hold for Lord Impaler and for black metal. There is great bonding. In the few weeks that we work with him we made huge progress with the music of the second album and we can’t wait to set our feet on stage to show you that!”
The melodic black metal act is currently in the final stages of mixing new EP “Babylon Whore,” and recently penned a deal with U.S. based Unmerciful Death Productions for the re-issue and worldwide distribution of debut album “Admire the Cosmos Black” in both CD and vinyl format. More...
Seattle metal quintet Into The Flood has almost completed work on a new video for "David Scheinos," off the band's Century Media debut album, "Vices," due out June 11th. The video was directed by Kyle Bishop and will be premiering soon. Check out the teaser below.
The band just completed the "Till Death Tour" sponsored by New Noise Magazine, with Lords of War and The Wrath Of Vesuvius. Into the Flood also recently released a lyric video for the track "Your Judgment Is What Condemns You," available here. The album's track listing is:
2. The Destroyer
3. David Scheinost
4. Sacrificing The Worm
10. Your Judgment is What Condemns You
12. Eye For An Eye
13. By Way of the Snake More...
Canadian death thrashers BornBroken are offering their heavy hitting single "Control" for free or name-your-price download at Bandcamp here. You can also stream the track below.
The band will be unleashing debut album "The Healing Powers of Hate" on Tuesday, June 4th. For another taste of the album, check out the "Anger of the Day" track at this location. The following press release was also issued about the coming album:
"On this debut, 'The Healing Powers of Hate,' the band keeps with tradition and bring back a true dry metal sound, upfront loud guitars, drums in your face and a singer that can be distinguished from the rest to deliver an experience where the broken shall rise.
"Through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords, BornBroken plays out not only what life gives them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.
"After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline." More...
Sacramento, CA's modern death metal juggernauts, The Kennedy Veil, are set to enter the studio to begin recording their debut full length, "Trinity of Falsehood," in June.
The band will be heading to NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA to work with producer/engineer Nick Botelho (Ænimus, Deadly Remains, Hatchet). The band will also be filming during the recording process, in order to keep fans up to date with studio video updates and some clips of new music as well.
Drummer Gabe Seeber had the following to say about heading into the studio: "FINALLY! We're so excited to get into the studio to record 'Trinity of Falsehood' this June. This album will be leaps beyond 'Sentence of Their Conqueror' and will really showcase where the songwriting is going with future material. We've been working on this album for a long time now and it's exactly what we want it to be, so we can't wait to get it out there for everyone to hear!" More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting will be taking place this December 12th - 14th, with full details available at the festival's website here.
Several new bands have now been announced, including Napalm Death, Carpathian Forest, Gothminister, Aborym, and the Monolith Deathcult. Check out the announcement clip below.
Seattle's Sanctuary, featuring Warrell Dane (Nevermore), have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The long awaited return album "The Year The Sun Died" is expected for a late 2013 release through the label.
The announcement reads: "Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of the legendary Seattle metal band Sanctuary. In 2010, four of the founding members, Warrel Dane, Jim Sheppard, Lenny Rutledge and Dave Budbill, came together for a few select reunion performances. At first, it was just going to be a handful of shows, but the response and chemistry on stage was so overwhelming that the guys changed their minds. Now, some 20 years after they left off, Sanctuary will continue with their unique mix of US power metal, hard rock and progressive elements and begin work on a new LP. To complete the line-up, Brad Hull (Forced Entry) will be filling in for former guitar player Sean Blosl. A late 2013 release is planned."
The band commented:
Warrel Dane: "Having been with Century Media since 1995 with Nevermore, it was a very comfortable decision for Sanctuary to sign with them. Century Media has a great team that always delivers for all of their bands. I've known most of them on a first name basis for many years and I look forward to this new chapter in history."
Lenny Rutledge: "I can speak for every member of Sanctuary when I say we are all excited to join the Century Media family. We now have the opportunity to work with the best metal record label on the planet. We are looking forward to creating great music with an awesome team behind us."
After years in waiting, and a short prelude in the form of the band's 2012 Prog Power USA appearance, Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet Amaranthe is now very excited to announce a first U.S. headline tour - starting on July 17th in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre.
The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates are scheduled to be added soon. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus. In a statement, the band says:
“Amaranthe is now extremely proud and very excited to announce our very first USA headline tour! After a fantastically successful The Nexus World Tour in Europe and one in Asia, consisting of almost 50 shows, it is now time to bring this monster to the U.S.! The fans across the Atlantic have been very supportive since Amaranthe's early demo days, and it has long been a dream for us to properly perform there. The trek will go from east to west, and more than the initially released dates will announced shortly! Support will come from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, a great up and coming Canadian heavy metal act, and more bands will open for this core package. See all of you American fans in July!”
July 17 The Gramercy Theatre - New York (NY)
July 18 The Note - West Chester (PA)
July 19 The Middle East - Cambridge (MA)
July 22 Bottom Lounge - Chicago (IL)
July 23 Station 4 - St Paul (MN)
July 25 Marquis Theater - Denver (CO) More...
Portland, Oregon heavy rockers Ape Machine are set to kick a 13-date trek across Europe next week in support of their newest Ripple Music release, "Mangled by the Machine." The tour, which begins on Friday, May 31st in Münster and includes an appearance at the Freak Valley Festival (June 1st in Netphen) will see Ape Machine providing direct support for Small Stone recording artists Nightstalker. Tour dates are as follows:
MAY 31st - Münster @ Rare Guitar
JUNE 1st - Netphen @ Freak Valley Festival
JUNE 2nd - Antwerpen @ Antwerpen Music City
JUNE 4th - Paris @ Glazart
JUNE 5th - Leuven @ Rockbar
JUNE 6th - Aachen @ Wild Rover
JUNE 7th - Hasselt @ Carpe Diem
JUNE 8th - Würzburg @ Immerhin
JUNE 9th - Salzburg @ Rockhouse
JUNE 11th - St. Gallen @ Rümpeltum
JUNE 12th - Feldkirch @ Graf Hugo
JUNE 13th - Erfurt @ Stadtgarten
JUNE 14th - Berlin @ Dazzle Berlin
We recently premiered the new music video for "Embryo's Orgasm" from Vaginal Penetration Of An Amelus With A Musty Carrot, and if you can't get enough insane gore grind in your day, now you can read all about the video's creation.
The band got in touch with Metalunderground.com to explain what's happening in the clip, and to share all things VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC - past and present.
Ever wonder how three guys from totally different backgrounds get into this kind of heavy expression? According to the band, "the taste for extreme music, black and sarcastic humour, the desire to travel, and Burger King unite us."
Read on to find out about the band's upcoming split with Teen Pussy Fuckers and even watch a bizarre acoustic goregrind show at the Vatican. More...
Swedish psychedelic/progressive doomsters New Keepers Of The Water Towers have released their third full-length album "The Cosmic Child" in North America via Listenable Records. The band had this to say regarding the recording:
"It is our most ambitious work yet. 47 minutes filled with dark but majestic melodies, psychedelic passages and a doomy groove. Some have gone to the lengths of calling it 'Dark side of the Doom' (With reference to Pink Floyd's legendary album with a similar title) and I guess our influences from early 70s progressive music has started to shine through the carpet of distortion."
Metal Hammer UK is streaming the album in full at this location, or below in the player.
The froggy goregrinders with the greatest band name ever are at it again - Vaginal Penetration Of An Amelus With A Musty Carrot has finally released a music video! It should go without saying that this is filed under the "amazingly NSFW" column.
Check out the clip "Embryo's Orgasm" below. The band also comments on the video's story:
"The main character in the video is a paedophilic psychopath. It’s not people with long hair, piercings or tattoos who are children-fucking perverts, it’s normal and ordinary looking people."
A complete interview with the band about the video can be read here, but as a tease, here's something else the goregrinders had to say: "The filming process was actually very stimulating. I remember everyone having a boner when we did the rape scene."
The song comes off "In Involuntary Abortion we Trust," and the album's full track listing is:
1. Mass suicide with a rusty comb
2. Embryo's orgasm
3. Double Emetophilia session
4. Eyeball Peeler
5. Slushy baby chainsaw assfuck (live)
6. Rancid monstrosity (live)
7. Eyeball peeler (Pumuckl version)
If you love what you hear below, or just want to sick slack jawed and try to figure out if that's really front man Franz's voice making those sounds, check out "Mass Suicide With A Rusty Comb" at this location. More...
Illinois deathcore act I Killed Everyone will release its debut full-length "Necrospire" on Pavement Entertainment July 9th. This album comes on the heels of two EP's that the band has self-released. Formed in 2008, the Chicago band is influenced by classic death metal bands from the 90's, whose sounds they incorporate into their music. The band has issued an album update, which you can check out following the tracklisting and cover art of "Necrospire."
A Sanguinary Mass
Grimoire I - Eviscerated
The Devourer Beyond
Born of the Abattoir
State of Filth
Crucified and Consumed
Grimoire II - One with the Void
The Human Error
Epic doom pioneers Candlemass will release the vinyl only live LP "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Live at Roadburn 2011" on June 14th via Svart Records. Pre-orders can be made over at this location.
The live album was captured at the sold-out Roadburn Festival in 2011, when the band was celebrating the 25th anniversary of the debut release, one that is credited as being the starting point for modern epic doom metal. The show featured original vocalist Johan Längqvist, who was invited back for a few select shows celebrating the occasion. It was mixed from a professional 32-track recording and mastered vinyl under the supervision of band founder/mainman Leif Edling.
The release will be spread over three sides of vinyl with an etching on side D. The two LPs are wrapped in a gatefold jacket, and the set is available on black or white vinyl. Both versions are limited to 400 pieces.
Edling commented: "No volcano could stop us this time to perform the Epicus album at the Roadburn festival in Holland. It was a very special day, filled with great music, incredible fans, and a band that had a lot of fun doing this! After 25 years original, Epicus singer Johan Längqvist is onstage with us to perform something that people say is one of the doom metal classics. And I think we did a pretty good job there at Roadburn. We played well, and the show was a total success! So here it is, CANDLEMASS live at the Roadburn festival…as it was, no overdubs…recorded on 32 channels…a fine slice of legendary doom released on big, fat, double-packed vinyl!" More...
Pavement Entertainment, Inc. has just released "Departure" from Wisconsin deathcore metallers Ocellus.
The sextet emerged from Lyons, Wisconsin in 2009, making a splash on the live circuit with the 2010 release "Crush. Kill. Destroy." Ocellus had self-released its album and sold a staggering 2,500 copies, finally signing a three-album deal with Pavement Entertainment and officially releasing "Departure" on May 14th.
Check out the video for "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" from the album, which has been streaming on YouTube.
Brazilian act Aneurose posted a new music video for the track "Hunting Knife." The song will appear on the band's debut LP "From Hell," which is expected for release in June (exact date not yet announced). The album is produced by Gus Monsanto, vocalist for Symbolica and Code of Silence.
The single can be downloaded over at this location. The video was produced by Escadas Produções. Check it out here:
Faith Xtractor's "The Great Shadow Infiltrator" has just been released on Deathgasm Records. The sophomore full-length from the Cincinnati brotherly duo of multi-instrumentalist Ash Thomas and guitarist/vocalist Marquis Thomas (The Vladimirs, ex-Thorns Of The Carrion) features eleven cuts of death metal. Check out promo videos for "The Beast Holographic" following the tracklisting, and "Third and Final" at this location.
1. The Beast Holographic
2. The Six Knives of Redshield
3. Earth to Anvil
4. In All Forms Reptilian
5. Third and Final
6. The Great Shadow Infiltrator
7. The Eye at the Divide
8. Freedom Conditional
9. With Cold Calculation
11. Shackling the Long Usurped
Kaotoxin Records will release "Hand of Glory" from French instrumental doom act The Lumberjack Feedback on July 2nd in France and August 6th in the U.K. and U.S. 'Loud and Low' is the motto for a band playing with two drummers that anchor a sound rife with dynamics and contrast, while the EP as a whole works as a soundtrack to the apocalypse.
Produced by Billy Anderson, the first 1,000 copies of "Hand of Glory" come as a limited edition, hand numbered deluxe digifile. A promo video for the EP is playing below. Next month, The Lumberjack Feedback will head out on a series of European and U.K. dates in support of "Hand of Glory." For tour dates and updates go to this location.
Italian metal band Ancillotti - named after brothers Sandro, Daniele and Sandro's son Brian - have signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. The band was formed in 2009, self-releasing the debut EP "Down this Road Together" in 2012. The debut full length release is due out in 2013, however the details and exact release date have yet to be announced.
bass - Sandro "Bid" Ancillotti (Bud Tribe)
drums - Brian Ancillotti (Shabby Trick)
guitars - Luciano "Ciano" Toscani (Listeria, ex-Wyvern)
vocals - Daniele "Bud" Ancillotti (Bud Tribe, Strana Officina) More...
Taiwanese band Chthonic posted behind the scenes footage for the band's upcoming music video "Sail Into Sunset's Fire." The video will premiere on May 24, 2013 and is the second for the band's new LP "Bú-Tik," which is scheduled to drop on June 3, 2012 via Spinefarm Records. The first video - ""Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace" - can be seen over at this location.
Check out the footage here:
Swedish act Månegarm is streaming the title track to the band's upcoming new LP "Legions of the North." The album drops via Napalm Records on June 28th (ESP/SWE/NOR, G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), July 1st (Europe), July 2nd (USA/Canada) and July 5th (UK). A preview clip for the release can also be heard over at this location).
Check out "Legions of the North" here:
German metal act Thunder And Lightning unveiled the album artwork for the band's fourth LP "In Charge of the Scythe." The album is set for release on August 23, 2013 via Hammersound Records. The cover art was created by comic artist Tyler Kirkham (DC, Top Cow) and can be seen below along with a teaser video about the cover.
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