Metal News for May 27, 2013
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30 news articles posted on this day.
Crimson Dawn has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with My Graveyard Productions:
"We're proud to announce that we've signed a deal with My Graveyard Productions for the release of our debut album 'In Strange Aeons...!'
"The album will come out in September and will include 9 original songs +1 bonus track (for the CD version), a cover of Black Sabbath's 'Over and Over' from the 'Mob Rules' album. Dawn is coming. Get ready for the DAY OF DOOM!"
Philadelphia's Seeds of Perdition has posted new song "The Release" online, which comes off the "From Within" EP, due out June 1st, 2013. Check out the track in the Bandcamp player available below.
Guitarist Mikey Dykins of Impaled Existence has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with the band:
"After over 12 yrs and the founding member of Impaled Existence the time has finally come for me to part ways with the band. This has been a very difficult decision for me to make, unfortunately I have been finding my position in Impaled Existence stressful, I have had a lot of responsibility within the band and of late I have been finding it hard to manage with my family and work life.
"Impaled Existence have a busy schedule ahead for the next year and this has been the realisation for me that I just cannot commit enough of my time. I have seen the band come so far, from start-up as a Green Day/Metallica/Iron Maiden style cover band (And yes we were called Impaled Existence for that!) To today's modern progressive direction. It has been a blast on all fronts, as a band and as band mates we have been through so much and this time within Impaled will be remembered until the day I die with fond memories! I wish the guys Craig, Danny, Nathan and Andy all the best for the future, and I wait with ears open on what is coming our way.
"I look forward to honoring the next 3 shows Impaled existence have coming up, a big thanks to all who have supported Impaled Existence and to those who made it possible, the promoters, the sound engineers, family. As I take a back-step from the stage I will be moving forward at live shows to see these guys!"
Impaled Existence also comments: "We wanted to add our best wishes for Mikey and state that he will always be a part of the IMEX family. We have 3 remaining shows with Mike and want you all to come and show your appreciation for all the hard work he has put into IMEX, we certainly wouldn't have enjoyed the success we have without him.
"That being said, the cogs will not stop turning and as we speak, we are working hard on the album and we are massively excited with what the rest of 2013 will bring! More news on this and other things to follow in the coming weeks!"
A teaser trailer is now available for Secretpath's debut album "Wanderer and the Choice." Check it out below.
The video contains artwork from the album designed by Dantemanuele de Santis and an audio teaser for the release. The group comments: "'Wanderer and the Choice' combines all the diverse influences from Secretpath giving as a result the personal and unique sound of the band, not categorized in any specific genre."
Swedish act Death Destruction will be releasing a new music video for "Money Blood Crucifixus" on May 31st, but in the mean time the band has now dropped a lyric video for the track. Check it out below. "Money Blood Crucifixus" will appear on the band's new album "II."
Capital Chaos TV has posted footage online of Bolt Thrower performing "The Killchain" and "Powderburns" at Oakland Metro in Oakland, California. Check out the clip below. You can also catch the band live:
May 28 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
May 29 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
May 31 - Austin, TX - Chaos In Tejas
June 1 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
The new Fueled By Fire album "Trapped In Perdition" will be out in Europe on July 26 and in North America on August 6 via NoiseArt Records. The label comments:
"Since debut album 'Spread The Fire' made a huge impact on the metal scene, it was their second album 'Plunging Into Darkness' that really made the difference and put Fueled By Fire on the thrash metal map for good. Now those insane thrashers are back with their newest effort called 'Trapped in Perdition.'
"The album was recorded in the so-called Mana Recording Studios, Florida with death metal legend Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal. The front cover, which was done by artist Axel Hermann, who also did artworks for Morgoth, Asphyx, Iced Earth, and many others, also portraits the death metal influence with this dark, disturbing and gloomy piece of art.
"End of 2012 the band embarked on a lengthy European run with the likes of Kreator, Morbid Angel, and Nile and they will do a South American tour as well as an extended North American tour this Summer along with Artillery, Gama Bomb and Bonded By Blood in August/September; a European tour for early 2014 is in the works."
Drummer Carlos Gutierrez comments: "I would say the biggest difference to the previous album is the influence. We have more of an old school death metal influence along with late 80s early 90s thrash metal. A little heavier stuff on this one and lots of solos. Also some more technicality. I think it’s a step up from Plunging Into Darkness." More...
Inheritor has posted the new track "Echoes From A Weeping Soul" online, which can be heard below, and the band also comments:
"Check out Inheritor's new single - melodic metal with a touch of Colombian folk, and just a glimpse of the upcoming album!"
Schwarzer Engel has posted a music video online for "Schwarze Sonne," which is the title track off the band's new EP. Check it out below, or order the EP via Massacre Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Schwarze Sonne
2. Der Fährmann
3. Schwarze Sonne (piano version)
4. Schwarze Sonne (instrumental piano version)
NVRVD has released a music video for "Impartial Eyes," taken from the "Coma" album, due out on June 1st via Hummus Records. You can also check out the previously posted song "No Heaven" over at this location.
French act Stillborn Messengers has checked in with the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:
"We deeply regret to announce the end of Stillborn Messengers. We would like to thank all the people who shared stage with us, people who shared our work and helped us spreading our music.
"We tried to make something different during these two years and we are sad that you'll never be able to hear this album. If you want to help the band one last time you can afford a shirt for half of the initial price (5€) as a souvenir. Thank you all friends!" More...
Los Angeles act Reign of Lies has announced a North American tour kicking off in mid-June. Dates for the trek are as follows:
Jun 16, 2013 Los Angeles, CA - The Joint
Jun 17, 2013 San Fransisco, CA - DNA Lounge
Jun 18, 2013 Portland, OR - Hawthorne
Jun 19, 2013 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Jun 20, 2013 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Jun 21, 2013 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
Jun 22, 2013 Regina, SK - The Exchange
Jun 23, 2013 Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
Jun 24, 2013 St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Jun 25, 2013 Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Jun 26, 2013 TBC - TBC
Jun 27, 2013 Toronto, ON - WreckRoom
Jun 28, 2013 Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
Jun 29, 2013 Keene, NH - Railroad Tavern
Jun 30, 2013 New York, NY - Europa
Jul 01, 2013 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Jul 02, 2013 TBC - TBC
Jul 03, 2013 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
Jul 05, 2013 Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
Jul 06, 2013 Las Vegas, NV - TBC More...
Another Destiny Project has released "The Meaning of Life," and the full album is now available online for streaming. Check out the release at Bandcamp here or below. The track listing is:
1. Route To The New World 03:22
2. Believe 04:23
3. The Meaning Of Life 08:13
4. Privacy 05:09
5. Reset 03:52
6. Others (Feat. Susana C. Marquez) 04:49
7. Outside (Feat. The Skylab) 03:20 More...
Footage has been posted online of U.K. black metal act Fen's performance at the Depressive Fest in Moscow. Check out the set below, or find more info on Fen at the band's Facebook profile here. Fen released latest album "Dustwalker" (reviewed here) earlier this year through Code 666 Records.
Warfect's new album "Exoneration Denied" is due out this coming June 28th, 2013. You can now hear the new song "The Prince" and find pre-orders for the album at this location, or check out the song below. The album's track listing is as follows:
01. Exoneration Denied
02. Drone Wars
03. Filled with Hate
05. Retribution Unfold
06. The Prince
07. Nation Divided
08. Slit With Razor
09. Roman Disfigure
10. Pried from Earth More...
Lapsus Dei has posted a making-of video clip online for the band's 2013 album "Sadness Reflections." Check it out below. The album is out now via Australis Records worldwide. You can also hear another track from the band at this location.
Deeds of Flesh has released the song "Amidst the Ruins" online, which can be heard below and comes from the band's upcoming 2013 release "Portals to Canaan," due out via Unique Leader Records.
You can also listen to the previously posted "Rise Of The Virvum Juggernaut" track at this location.
Tumbleweed Dealer, featuring members of The Last Felony and Dopethrone, has released it’s first full-length album on Bandcamp.
You can check it out at Bandcamp or stream the release below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Opiates 05:47
2. How To Light A Joint With A Blowtorch 09:30
3. Trudging Through An Egyptian Swamp 05:32
4. March Of The Dead Cowboys 05:19
5. Sons Of The Desert 06:00
6. The Sacred Mushroom And The Cross 05:23
7. Dark Times A' Comin' 05:49 More...
Denmark's Illnath has made the following announcement concerning the band’s new vocalist:
"We are very proud to announce that Marika Hyldmar is now a part of the Illnath family. After several auditions with several vocalists, we decided that Marika was exactly what this band needed. And thus, we dragged out of the comfort of her home, and cast her into the fields of evil pleasure.
"Marika is 21 years old, born and raised in Silkeborg, Jutland. Marika was introduced to the metal scene – and Illnath – in her early years, and she decided that she wanted to be a vocalist herself. In 2012 she formed her own band, Machiavellian, and will continue this project alongside Illnath. In her sparetime she is a photographer for rockfreaks.net. Her main inspiration lies in the black and thrash-metal scene. Bands like Absu and Skelletonwitch are a big influence on Marika’s vocal.
"We have decided that Marika was to re-record Ravenous Crows (now just Crows), because this would show the full potential of her voice. You can listen to the result below.
"We are extremely proud to welcome Marika to the band, and we look forward to many rehearsals, records and of course concerts. We have already started writing songs for an EP, which will be available in the end of 2013. So stay tuned!" More...
Roadrunner Records has posted a video interview online with Opeth bassist Martin Mendez, the longest-serving member of the group aside from Mikael Åkerfeldt.
In the clip below, he talks about moving to Sweden from Uruguay as a teenager, how he works with the band's drummer Martin Axenrot, and how Opeth's music has changed over the years.
Apostasy Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Punish:
"We are happy to welcome a new member to the Apostasy family: Punish! The technical death metal band from Zurich was formed in 1996 and was lastly able to set a big mark with the release of their 2009 magnum opus 'Raptus.' They will deliver a true masterpiece with its successor later this year via Apostasy Records.
"Exact like a Swiss clock unit, every riff and every beat is a perfect match. Nevertheless the band never loses sight of the songs itself within all the technical parts. Ingenious melodies take the listener directly.
"Rejoice with us on this extraordinary technical death metal by the Swiss quartet. Welcome to the family!"
California's Faithsedge is currently recording new album “The Answer Of Insanity."
A studio report is now available online, which takes you behind the scenes into the studio for the upcoming album slated for a 2013 release. Check it out below.
The follow-up album to the band's debut is tentatively called “The Answer Of Insanity,” and is a concept record based on stories from singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia’s life.
In other news, the band also recently recruited new keyboard player Eric Ragno.
Now that Hacride’s new album “Back To Where You’ve Never Been” has been unleashed, the band is ready to conquer India and Europe, starting June 1st. Dates for the tour are as follows:
01/06/13 – Metalsphere (FR) - Voisin le Bretonneux
08/06/13 – Hyderabad (IN) - 10 Sports Bar
12/06/13 – Nasik (IN) - Niwec
13/06/13 – Mumbai (IN) - Escap Club
15/06/13 – Kolkata (IN) - Nazrul Manch
06/07/13 - Barcelone (SP) - BN Fest
06/07/13 - Drum and Guitar Workshop at Full Volume, Hyderabad
14/07/13 - Nijmegen (NL) - De Affaire Festival
06/08/13 - Headlining Deccan Rock Edition III - Hyderabad Leg at 10 Sports Bar
15/08/13 - Motocultor Festival (FR) - Theix
06/10/13 - Baarlo (NL) - Prog Power Europe Festival
12/10/13 - Ivry sur Seine (FR) - Le Hangar JIMI
13/10/13 - Koln (GE) - Euroblast Festival
06/11/13 - Guitar and Drum Workshop and Fan Meet at Furtados Store, Mumbai
06/12/13 - Headlining Deccan Rock Edition III - Nasik Leg at Niwec
06/13/13 - Headlining Deccan Rock Edition III - Mumbai Leg at Escape Club
06/15/13 - Co-headlining The Festival at Nazrul Manch, Kolkata More...
Extol will release the band's new self-titled comeback album on June 24th in Europe (June 25th in North America). A new teaser trailer for the album is available online and can be viewed below. The track listing for "Extol" is as follows:
2. Open The Gates
4. A Gift Beyond Human Reach
5. Faltering Moves
6. Behold The Sun
7. Dawn Of Redemption
10. Unveiling The Obscure More...
French symphonic metal outfit Mind Wake has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's newly released EP "Tales From A Shelter." Check it out below.
In other news, Mind Wake has now split with vocalist Francesca and has canceled all upcoming Summer tour dates until a replacement can be found. Get more info on Mind Wake at Facebook here.
The new project Nivlhel, featuring Fjalar of Swedish black metal band Istapp, has posted a track online for streaming. Listen to "Vrede II" via the SoundCloud player below. "Vrede II" will appear on the band's upcoming demo release "Ur Vrede Född." More...
Sweden's Writing the Future has posted an official music video online for "The Rock Song," which is taken from the band's forthcoming EP "The Fifth Element." Check out the clip below, or find more info on the band via Facebook here.
Russian death/black metal band Begerith's new full-length album will be released in the summer of 2013.
The album was recorded and mixed in the spring of 2013 together with Hertz Recording Studio and Dreaming Stars Studio in Poland. A teaser trailer can be heard at the band's MySpace page here.
The upcoming new album will be titled "My Way To The Star" and the track listing is as follows:
1. Star Guiding Light
2. The Reunion of Stars Katarus
3. The First Transmigration over Planet
5. My Visions of Transcendent Mind
6. 7th Triangle
7. My Way to the Star…
Fresno-Livermore heavyweights HateFX, featuring Glen Alvelais (ex-Testament, Forbidden) have released the official lyric video for "Play it by Fear," a track off their new release "Under Destruction," which can be seen below. The single will be released on May 27th in North America. About the first single, the band states:
"'Play it By Fear' — is a metaphor for the fear that takes control when someone is being blackmailed/pressured into unwilling obedience to keep compromising information in disguise. Fear makes people enter this game of control, and it thrives on this power struggle that will eventually be revealed anyways." The band adds:
"When it came time to pick the first single, we had a really hard time. We put our blood and sweat into this work (there were no tears) and everyone had their favorite. But in the end, we agreed that 'Play it by Fear' was the best choice and represents what HateFX is all about."
Commented G (frontman): "We have been pleasantly surprised with the awesome response on the first run of shows of 'destrucTOUR' and can't wait to continue playing our new music to the masses. The band has the strongest lineup we've had and we are gaining more cohesiveness because of live shows... We have shared the stage with great bands and merch is flying off the table... It feels good to be expanding our horizons which is our goal."
HateFX is currently scheduled to continue playing live in support of this release, including Reno and its home turf of California (Lake Tahoe, Oakland, Chico, Gilroy and more). For more DestrucTOUR dates check the band's website.
Recently, the respected Death Metal Underground site ran a brief synopsis of the new book "Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music" by S. Alexander Reed. The tome came out earlier this year and is a recommended read for anyone immersed in the current huge wave of industrial bands or who has followed the genre since its inception in the early eighties. More...