Metal News for May 26, 2014
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Omega Diatribe has released a new music video for "Unshadowed Days," which can be seen below courtesy of Djent Worldwide TV. The track hails from the "Iapetus" album, and the release's full track listing is as follows:
1. Molecular Torsion 05:46
2. Luna Reliquit 03:43
3. Three Mystic Apes 04:23
4. Unshadowed Days 02:55
5. Eon Of Decay 04:33
6. Forty Minutes 04:06
7. Everlasting Connection 03:33
8. Stenosis 04:30
9. Visual Screaming 03:00
10. Runcation 05:15
A few weeks back Santa Cruz played an acoustic performance at the New York Offices of Spinefarm Records.
The set featured the band's new single "We Are The Ones To Fall," an older track entitled "Aiming High," and a cover version of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You." Metal Injection was on location at the event and filmed the performance - check out the footage below.
The band's debut North American single "We Are The Ones To Fall" is available digitally now, and you can watch the track's music video at this location. "We Are The Ones To Fall" is just a sampling of what people can expect from these young rockers. Look out for music to be released in the coming months and the band's new full-length album in 2015 on Spinefarm Records. More...
Finnish stoner doom outfit Slowbirth has released new tracks online for streaming recorded in March 2014 at Studio Rantajätkät by Ville Raittila and mixed/mastered by Henry Bomb. Check out these new songs below or over at the Slowbirth SoundCloud page here.
A Tempered Heart has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming new album, entitled “Loneliness and Mournful Lights," which can be seen below.
"Loneliness And Mournful Lights" sees official release today in Spain, with a worldwide release coming June 16th. You can pre-order the album here, and the full track listing is as follows:
2. Under your silent shadow
3. The distance in the sand
4. An old brief letter
5. In your blackened arms
6. Doomsday particle
7. Sink into oblivion
8. Redemption through scars
9. Loneliness and mournful lights
10. At the immense shore
11. Where the oceans lies
12. Nunca volverás More...
Swedish band Ash And Coal has signed a worldwide record deal with ViciSolum Productions. The band released the "Agnostica" EP last fall and is currently working on writing material for a new full-length debut, planned to be released in the spring 2015. ViciSolum also comments:
"The prime members of Ash And Coal, Viktor Klint and Adrian Hörnquist, have been playing together on and off since the early 90s. They have explored the extreme parts of metal, rock, hardcore and punk, with focus on the first two genres.
"Different people and different bands have come and go. With Ash And Coal the two take their musical aspirations further. Now reinforced by Magnus Pettersson and Mathias Kamijo on guitars, Ash And Coal is a work in constant progress.
"It’s music that’s formed within a metal framework but that make room for different influences and features. But a clear pattern is in the music: The simple riff and the feeling in the gut. That is the guiding star when the world’s too messy and disrupted." More...
Swedish metal project Norrsköld has released second album "Reflections Of The Night Sky" on Spotify and iTunes, while a physical release is on the way. Today the band has released a guitar playthrough, available below, and Norrsköld also comments:
"As for now, 'Reflections of the Night Sky' is in the physical production process which hopefully results in CDs available early in June. The digital version of our albums are available on iTunes until then (and after, for that matter). Here's a little treat for you as well; a playthrough of two of the songs from our latest album!" More...
Chicago's high-energy rock band High Spirits has premiere the new track "I Will Run" online. Give it a listen at NPR.org here.
The track hails from High Spirits' second album, "You Are Here," released in North America on May 13th via Hells Headbangers on both CD and LP formats. The track listing is as follows:
1. When the Lights Go Down (streaming here)
2. I Need Your Love
3. One Thousand Nights
4. Reminding You of Me (listen at this location)
5. The Last Night
6. Can You Hear Me
7. Gone to Pieces
8. I Will Run
9. High Spirits More...
Post-metal outfit Megaptere has posted the full "Visions" release online for streaming and free download. Pick up your copy via Bandcamp here, or listen in below. The "Visions" track listing is as follows:
1. Snow 04:20
2. Rituals 04:47
3. Remember The Rain 03:27
4. Awaken The Mountain 06:04
5. Concrete And Pale Lights 04:15
6. A Little While Before Time Erases Us All 02:54
Spokane instrumental outfit Odyssey has issued the following announcement about finishing up work on a new release:
"New EP update: The mix is done and we are sending it off to Wild Whirled Music in Phoenix for mastering very soon.
"While it's being mastered we will be working on the artwork. Once the cover art is done, we'll post it with the title of the EP and the track listing. Stay tuned!
"Our next show is May 31st in Richland! It's been about a year since we've played there, we're hoping to see a lot of friendly faces. We've got a new song and new merch for you guys and gals!" More...
Unique Leader Records has announced Pyrexia and Internal Bleeding will be a part of this years Carnival of Death tour alongside Suffocation, Kataklysm, and Jungle Rot.
Solid State Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Forevermore:
"Today we are welcoming Forevermore to the Solid State Records family! The Indianapolis natives will release their label debut 'Telos' on July 22nd, 2014.
"You can check out the track list and more on the 'Telos' album page. Forevermore has released the first song from 'Telos,' 'Force Fed,' which you can check out on the Solid State Records YouTube Channel.
"Telos, meaning 'an end or purpose,' is a fresh breath in heavy music that fans of August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, For Today, Bring Me The Horizon, and A Day To Remember will enjoy." More...
Germany's Hard Riot is back with a sophomore album two years after the debut “Living on a Fast Lane” was released. Pitch Black Records comments:
"'Unlocked and loaded, ready to go! Harder, faster, stronger!' This basically sums up the heart and soul of Hard Riot. Heavy riffing, a remarkable voice and pure adrenaline and passion to fuel and inspire the audience!
"Formed in 2006 in the city of Heilbronn, Germany, the band consists of four young friends who share the same passion – hard rockin’ music!
"A follow-up to their highly successful 2012 debut, 'The Blackened Heart' sees the band becoming even more tight, solid and explosive! With a superb production by Vagelis Maranis of Maranis Studios in Backnang, Germany this album simply begs the question 'Are you HARD enough to start a RIOT?!'
"The CD version of 'The Blackened Heart' includes a bonus track, featuring guest vocals by Richard Sjunnesson of The Unguided." More...
Nociceptor has inked a deal with Rogue Records America and will soon be re-issuing the "Among Insects" album. You can also check out a lyric video for the "Pornoholocaust" track below. The Texas metal band consists of:
JD Schmidt - Vocals
Travis Montgomery - Guitars
Joey Bartoli - Guitars
Scott Allen - Bass
Michael Eskandari - Drums
The Code666 record label has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Imperial Triumphant:
"Code666 is proud to announce the signing of New York City iconoclastic black metallers Imperial Triumphant to a multi-album worldwide deal. Orchestrating vanguard black metal since 2005 and citing influences from Deathspell Omega to Polish Post-Serialism composer Krzysztof Penderecki, Imperial Triumphant is now working on new album ‘Abyssal Gods’ scheduled for early 2015."
Here’s what frontman Ilya had to say about the new deal: “Imperial Triumphant is honored to be working with a label with such a rich history of great releases. We are excited to add another to their catalogue."
This summer Code666 will also release "Shrine to the Trident Throne," a collection of the band's obscure, independent early works. Check out the band's previous "Goliath" EP in the player below. More...
Lord Mantis will be doing a string of U.S. tour dates with France’s Hell Militia surrounding both bands’ appearances at this year’s Martyrdoom Fest. The tour dates are as follows:
06/30- Worcester, MA @ Ralphs Rock Diner (w/ Mournful Congregation)
07/01 –Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus bar (Lord Mantis only *Martyrdoom Fest)
07/02 – Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
07/03 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
07/04 – Charlotte, NC @ World Famous Milestone Club
07/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
07/06 – Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
07/07 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar Of Lexington
07/08 – Columbus, OH @ Cara Bar
07/09 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
With less than a week to go before its official release via FDA Rekotz, today the new Rude album "Soul Recall" is available for streaming online.
According to FDA Rekotz, the California metal band showcases "the dirtier side of death metal" and will be a shoe-in for fans of Autopsy. The album's cover art was crafted by Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Pestilence, Suffocation, etc) and "Soul Recall" is due out on CD, LP, and digital formats this coming May 30th. More...
Eulogy Recordings has issued the following brief announcement about inking a record deal with Burn Infinite:
"We are very excited to welcome Burn Infinite to the Eulogy roster. Fans, get excited for more news and announcements from this band soon! With guitars and drums remiscent of the late Buried Alive, Burn Infinite has shared the stage with groups such as Terror, Hoods, Bane, Wisdom in Chains and World of Pain!"
The Los Angeles, California-based hardcore outfit consists of:
Taylor Stevens: Lead Vocals
Michael Buege: Guitar
Taylor Brinkerhoff: Guitar
Sean Kedding: Bass
Kyle Waller: Drums More...
Minnesota's Astral Blood is excited to announce the band will unleashed a self-titled debut EP with Tridroid Records. Projected to be released in the Summer of 2014, "Astral Blood" will feature three tracks of haunting atmospheric black metal. Tridoid Records also comments:
"Initially formed in early 2013 by Andrew Rasmussen (drummer from Noble Beast), Astral Blood quickly built a buzz for themselves in the underground scene of Minneapolis. By their second show, the band found themselves as opening act for Tesseract and soon after signed with Tridroid Records. After a couple of line up changes, Rasmussen has now solidified Astral Blood's lineup by recruiting members of Sept of Memnon and Suffering Hour to fill out the band."
Rasmussen also comments: "Our minds and bodies are desperate, languishing shackled in the land of North America, but nothing will ever imprison our souls. We stare out at you from Saturn’s rings. Contained within our hearts, our hearts of winter’s chill, there rages cosmos more violent, erotic, and mysterious than the pitiful world mankind calls home." More...
Spanish folk metal band Mägo De Oz has released an official video for the song “Pagan Party,” which is taken from the new album “Celtic Land of Oz.”
This is the group's first greatest hits album in the English language, containing Mägo De Oz's biggest successes of a 25 years career. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Black Book feat. Ralph Scheepers
2. Celtic Land feat. Jonne
3. Pagan Party 2.0
4. Vodka’n’Roll feat. Elvenking
5. Find Your Love feat. Goran Edman
6. Satanel feat. Paul Shortino
7. I Belive feat. Darren Warthon
8. Xanandra feat. Eric Martin
9. Hymn 2.0
10. Diabulus in Mùsica feat. Jape
11. Love Never Dies feat. Danny Vaughn More...
U.K. metal band No Sin Evades His Gaze has a new track out titled "Age Of Sedation," which is the title track off the upcoming album of the same title.
Check out the music video for the song below, and look out for the album release this coming Fall. The video, featuring a monstrous black hole, was shot on location at Ketton Quarry in Rutland in March. It was directed by Richard Oakes of Dark Fable Media who cracked out the CGI. The band also comments:
"We were all astounded at how the video came out. Richard really enhanced the enormity of the location with the CGI effects and inventive camera work. We agreed on 'Age of Sedation' as our debut video because it's heavy and to the point. We also felt that it was the track most suited to the location, which was breathtaking!"
Johnny Wright has released a new guitar playthrough clip for the "Materialize" track, which can be found below, and the solo artist also comments:
"This is the official playthrough video for my debut single 'Materialize.' This track was written, recorded, and produced by myself in my home studio.
"Here I'm playing my Schecter Blackjack SLS with active Seymour Duncan Blackouts and that piece at the top of the neck a Fret Wrap by Gruv Gear. All recording and mixing was done in REAPER and I made use of my Line 6 POD HD Pro for most of the tones. Special thanks to Zack Uidl for help with reamping & filming."
Deepsend Records has released a new digital sampler, which can be heard below. The label comments:
"Introducing our FREE 2014 Sampler CD/Digital download! Share, pillage or plunder to your hearts content. Pick up the albums and support the bands when their unleashed."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Emblazoned - Malefic Congregation 03:04
2. Corpus Mortale - Feasting Upon Souls 03:06
3. Ferocity - Chain of Command 03:50
4. Synapses - A Place Will Be Forgotten 03:53
5. Death Comes Pale - From the Lips of the Dead 04:56
6. Deus Otiosus - Iron Rule 04:16
7. Embryonic Devourment - Reptiliphiliac 02:49
8. Eternal Rest - Manifestation 03:23
9. Humiliation - Sea Denial 03:59
10. Misericordia - Blind By Belief 04:20
11. Agiel - Dark Pantheons 03:17
12. Hybrid - Enter the Void 05:19 More...
Black Knives has released a new music video off the upcoming album "The Thirteenth Hour." Check out "Take The Best" in the player below.
"The Thirteenth Hour" is due out in June 2014 on Spook Records and Useless Distribution. Pre-orders are available over at this location.
Insomnium will hit the European roads this fall to present new album "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" (reviewed here) with support from Fleshgod Apocalypse and Stam1na. Dates for the trek are as follows:
30.10. DE Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
31.10. DE Lindau, Claub Vaudeville
01.11. NL Uden, De Pul
02.11. DE Bochum, Matrix
03.11. CH Pratteln, Z7
04.11. DE Nürnberg, Hirsch
05.11. F Paris, Divan Du Monde
06.11. UK Birmingham, Oobleck
07.11. UK London, Underworld
08.11. BE Vosselaar, Biebob
09.11. DE Hamburg, Gruenspan
10.11. DE Berlin, Columbia Club
11.11. DE Munich, Feierwerk
12.11. AT Vienna, Szene
13.11. PL Kracow, Lizard King
14.11. PL Wroclaw, Od Zmierzchu do Switu
15.11. CZ Prague, Rock Café
16.11. DE Cologne, Essigifabrik More...
The Swedish industrial rockers in Deathstars will release their upcoming album "The Perfect Cult" on June 13th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
Now the band comes up with the first track-by-track trailer on this new creation. Find out what the foursome has to say about "Explode," "Fire Galore," "All The Devil’s Toys," "Ghost Reviver" and "The Perfect Cult" here:
Catch the band on the "Claws Through Europe" tour on these dates: More...
Due out June 1st via Xtreem Music (with vinyl following in July), all of the "We Die As One" album is now available for streaming online ahead of its official release.
"We Die As One" is the third album from the U.K. outfit Warlord, which Xtreem Music describes as "crushing death metal in its purest state that completes the British tirarchy together with Bolt Thrower & Benediction." More...
Thanks to the fine folks at Terrorizer Magazine, the new album from Norwegian black metallers Den Saakaldte, entitled "Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete," can be listened to ahead of its European release date, which comes up on May 27th (North American release is scheduled for June 10th). Hear all of "Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete" in the player provided below. More...
The stoner doomsters in Return From The Grave today release an official video for the single “Words in Words." Check out the blend of stoner metal and occult rock below.
French deathcore unit Desistance has released a new single online for streaming. Listen to "Not a Safe Place For Beliefs" in the player below, courtesy of the Mîsos & Ánthrôpos Records Bandcamp page. You can also find more info on Desistance by heading to the band's Facebook profile.
Hungarian Gothic metal outfit Nevergreen has a new video clip out now taken from the "Vendetta" album. Check out the clip for "I Never Will Believe In Love" below.
"Vendetta" is out now via Hammer Records and was recorded at Kesler Szabadkai Studio. You can get your own copy of the album at this location. The previously posted track "Eye For An Eye" can also still be heard over here.
Winnipeg, MB death/doom metal band Psychotic Gardening is proud to announce it will be performing at Calgary Metal Fest and Farmageddon Open Air near Edmonton, AB in support of newly released album "Hymnosis" (reviewed here).
"These festivals are a ton of work to put on, and it's awesome that these kind of events are here to connect the metal community. We respect the efforts put in by the organizers and we're looking forward to delivering a crushing set at each of these festivals, bringing our new album out on the road," comments guitarist Andrew Wiens.
"Hymnosis" features nine tracks rooted in death with blended elements of doom and black metal that includes a cover version of Death's "Open Casket" with guest appearances from Tim Roth (Into Eternity) and Chuck Wepfer (Broken Hope). See the band live supporting the album on these date:
June 7 - Calgary Metal Fest @ Vern's Pub - Calgary, AB (set time 10:40pm)
June 14 - Farmageddon Open Air @ Sniper Paintball Field - Tofield/Ryley, AB More...