Metal News for May 26, 2013
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Hivesmasher (Black Market Activities) is hitting the road next week for a short road party. Dates are available below, and the band comments:
"This tour is centered around two concepts - we like playing shows in places where we don't live, and we like playing shows with our friends. Combining the two is perfection.
"Originally, Tiger Flowers and The Binary Code proposed that we do a few dates together at the end of May / beginning of June, starting in Brooklyn and heading south. Of course, we leaped at the opportunity. As soon we started working on booking those dates, Cognitive proposed three shows with us the following weekend.
"Since we kinda like doing this whole touring band thing, we decided that we'd be better off staying out on the road between the two smaller runs. Since it had been just over a year since we last traveled through the Rust Belt, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get back!'
May 30 - Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus w/ the Binary Code, Tiger Flowers, Family
May 31 - Philadelphia PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/Binary Code, Tiger Flowers, Heikousen
June 1 – York, PA @ The Depot w/Tiger Flowers, Pandas
June 2 - Parkersburg, WV @ 5th Street Pub w/Tiger Flowers, The Torture Store
June 3 - Akron, OH @ Old Haunt’s Tavern w/Tiger Flowers, Rivers of Nihil
June 4 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s w/idiedtrying
June 5 – Chicago, IL @ The Fallout w/Pig Champion, La Armada, Theives, 5100 Massacre
June 6 - Detroit, MI @ Halfway House w/Sender Receiver, Snakewig
June 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Cognitive, Existentium, As The Kingdom Falls, Bury The Memories
June 8 – Newport News, VA @ Budda’s Place w/Cognitive, Gravelord, Bruce
June 9 - Wilmington, DE @ Mojo on Main w/Cognitive, Splitwig, Pale Existence, Navigate the Maelstrom, Pyre
Mouth Of The South's new lyric video for "Riddance" is now available online. Check out the Andree Brown Media created clip below. The track features Canaan Smith of Altars and comes from the album "Transparency."
Brazilian power metal band Vandroya has released a music video for the track "Why Should We Say Goodbye?" Check it out below.
The track comes off debut album "One" that was released in Europe and North America on January 18th through Inner Wound Recordings, on December 19th in Japan through Spiritual Beast, and on February 4th in Brazil through Voice Music.
U.K. djent act Dejection has posted the "Dead Earth" EP online, which can be streamed below or download on a name-your-price basis at Bandcamp here. The track listing for "Dead Earth" is as follows:
1. Combustion 03:20
2. Dead Earth 03:39
3. Bio Diversity 03:42
4. Extinction 03:03
5. Rebirth 01:34 More...
Massachusetts metal outfit Our Darkest Day has returned from hiatus and is busy recording a 3rd studio album and follow-up to 2008's "Wounds" (Redemptive Records).
Production duties are being handled by Ben Jon at StillWork Studios (All that Remains, The Acacia Strain) in Holyoke, MA. The new album should be available in the U.S. through Altered Industries Records at the end of summer 2013. Check out a recording studio video below.
Eye Ra Haze recently finished recording new EP "Eye Of The Storm" with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Killswitch Engage, Soulfly, Hatebreed).
Featuring three new tracks, "New Beginning," "Quiet Storm," and "Warships," the EP is set for release on June 11th, 2013. A teaser trailer can be heard below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Modern progressive music is somewhat of a boys club. With the exception of a few bands that surfaced between the mid-90’s and now, the female gender has been primarily absent from the world of progressive hard rock and metal. Finally, the wait ends now with the introduction of New York City alternative/progressive quintet Eye Ra Hze. Not only featuring drummer Kevin Corcoran’s (ex-Buried Alive) thunderous beats and Berklee-schooled bassist Chris Marrone’s fresh rhythms, the band also includes the female triple-threat of seductive crooner Natasha Nicholson, striking 8-string guitarist Nicole Papastavrou (ex-Through this Defiance), and captivating classical pianist Karine Catenacci.
"Eye Ra Haze is the natural formation of five heavy music lovers who shared the dream of sculpting a nonpareil sound in the alternative and progressive genres. Their blend of delicate, ardent melodies and tumultuous rhythm riffs force Eye Ra Haze to stand apart from the crowd. They craft each song like a passionate, personal encounter, using dynamics to translate their mood and intentions. During the tremors of their live set, Eye Ra Haze exposes a crude display of skills, taking the audience from love to rage and leaving them hung; craving to know the source of their enigmatic dark side, and their intimidating show of beauty." More...
Ciudad Juarez blackened deathcore band The Alchemist Sheet will be releasing its EP "Cyclic Transmutation" on November 21st and has posted an advance track from it. Listen below to the song "View" below.
Swimming With Sharks Records is pleased to announce the addition of the Atlanta, Georgia act The Terrigen Mist to it's roster of bands. The band recently completed work on a debut full-length album, "Leveyan," recorded in Athens, GA at Rising Tides Studio with Anthony Lunn.
Vocalist Ian Nix comments, "We are very happy to be working with Swimming With Sharks Records and we are quite proud to be releasing our first full length, 'Laveyan', through them. This label is definitely keeping the indie spirit alive and we look forward to all the positive things that are to come from our new partnership."
The band formed in 2008 in Greenville, SC and has previously released two EPs: "A Requiem Infernal" and "Metaphysics." More...
Catarsis Incarne has released the first single from the band's second studio album "Presbere," which according to the band is "a posthumous tribute to the late hero and indigenous resistance leader in Costa Rica in the 1700s, Pabru Presbere." Check out the new single "4 De Julio" in the Soundcloud player available below.
Mexican metalcore band Evolves is streaming its entire five-song self-titled debut EP over on YouTube and also below. Hailing from Culiacan in the state of Sinaloa, the quintet will officially release the EP at a party on June 2nd, which will take place at El Viejon Mezcaleria along with the bands VLTT and FromAlaska.
Russian act Defect Designer has posted a new music video online for "When Your Face Doesn't Melt Snowflakes," which was created by Nader Sadek. Check out the clip below.
Hailing from Torreon in the state of Coahuila, Mexico comes djentcore band Schepper. They recently released the self-titled single "Mezcolanza" from their debut via the Mexicore BlogSpot, where the eight song album has been posted. Schepper is the band of multi-instrumentalist Abdul Hamid, who is the ex-guitarist of Bullets Over Traitors. Stream all eight songs from "Mezcolanza 2013" over at bandcamp or below in the player.
Hybrid Reality has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming new release, which can be found below. The group also comments:
"It's been less than six months since the release of the Infinity EP, but work is already well underway for the second one, titled Nexus of Eden. The EP will likely be released by the end of summer.
"Unlike the previous EP, this release will contain five tracks, and you can expect some surprise guest appearances as well. Stylistically it is a little more developed and I try to move even further away from boundaries and getting rid of the small problems of my songs. Special thanks to Tamás Lövész, who once again created the cover art. Here is a little teaser!"
Mjalby, Sweden drone/sludge band Ocean Chief is streaming a few tracks from its recent third album "Sten" over on YouTube. The album was issued on I Hate records earlier in the year, following up its 2009 release "Den Forste." Stream the track "Slipsten" below, along with another epic-length composition "Den Sanna Styrkan" at this location. Having been around since 2001, Ocean Chief's last recording was the Northern Lights 2 split release with Funeral Orchestra back in 2010.
During the eighties a lot of bands were pushed into the glam-pop sideshow, and for many this paid off. Black N’ Blue was not one of those bands. The original draped-in-denim hard rockers lost their mojo once they changed their sound. The band still sold around a million records. This was despite the changes. More...