Metal News for May 28, 2014
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36 news articles posted on this day.
Greek doom metal act Sorrows Path released a lyric video for the new track "Everything Can Change." The song features a guest vocal appearance from Snowy Shaw (Therion/Notre Dame/ex-King Diamond) and will appear on the band's sophomore effort "Doom Philosophy," which is due out on September 12th via Iron Shield Records.
"Doom Philosophy" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fragile Studios by Vangelis Yalamas. Another guest appearance will feature guitarist Edgar Rivera (ex-Solitude Aeturnus). The track listing for the album is:
1. First Beam of Darkness into Light (Intro)
3. A Dance with the Dead
4. Brother of Life
5. Everything Can Change
6. The King with a Crown of Thorns
7. The Venus and the Moon
9. Clouds Inside Me
11. Damned (O)fish/L.S.D.
Check out "Everything Can Change" here: More...
GWAR has announced plans to open a restaurant later this summer in Richmond, VA.
GWAR is known throughout the universe for their outrageous stage show, irreverent humor and head pounding music, but now the scumdogs have turned their demented eye to the food service industry.
GWAR has joined forces with Travis Croxton, Richmond's restaurateur of the year 2013, to bring to life one of the last dreams of fallen singer Oderus Urungus: the GWARbar!
But GWARbar will not merely be a place to gorge on delectable food-stuffs whilst hoisting endless flagons of liquid glee...it will not be just a shrine and showcase to the undeniable visual impact of the world's most infamous metal band...the opening of the GWARbar will be the singularly most important culinary event to occur since the invention of the spoon!
The GWARbar marks the first time in the history of humans eating stuff that they shall do so by ordering off a menu designed by a chef NOT OF THIS EARTH...that's right, BalSac, the Jaws of Death, GWAR's guitar player and also designer of the notoriously tasty "GWAR-B-Q Sauce", is bringing his supreme knowledge of intergalactic cuisine to the GWARbar, and has designed a bill of fare that is sure to make man or aliens swoon with epicurean delight. More...
Inner Wound Recordings is proud to announce the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the Night Ranger album "High Road."
A deal was inked with Frontiers Records, and the release dates are set to July 18th for Europe and August 5th for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and is available for pre-order here. The track listing is as follows:
01. High Road
02. Knock Knock Never Stop
03. Rollin' On
04. Don't Live Here Anymore
05. I'm Coming Home
01. X Generation
02. Only For You Only
03. Hang On
04. St Bartholomew
05. Brothers More...
With Jar'd Loose's second full-length, "Turns 13," out now on The Path Less Traveled Records (CD and digital) and Threshold of Pain Records (vinyl), Decibel Magazine is currently hosting a stream of the entire album. Listen to the album below.
"Turns 13" was produced by Pete Grossman (Harm's Way, Weekend Nachos) and mastered by Today Is The Day's Steve Austin (Converge, Unsane). Jar'd Loose kick off a short tour this week with fellow Chicagoans The Swan King (member of Pelican). Dates are as follows:
May 30 - Columbus, OH @ Carabar
May 31 - Akron, OH @ Old Haunts Tavern
Jun 1 - Albany, NY @ The Lowbeat Club
Jun 2 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
Jun 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
Jun 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ JR's
Jun 5 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Jun 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
Jun 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
Jun 8 - Chicago, IL @ Burlington More...
Swedish death metal collective Entrails is pleased to unveil "Resurrected From The Grave - Demo Collection," an eighteen-track compilation featuring the band's "Reborn" and "Human Decay" demos.
"Resurrected From The Grave - Demo Collection" will be available on CD and digitally in North America on July 22nd, 2014. Check out the first single "Blood Red" below.
Guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist comments: "It feels great to finally do something serious with the two demos from 2009. After multiple requests from fans asking about the demos, I had to release the brakes on this, now or never. While we are working on the upcoming new Entrails full-length, we feel better to do this release now which gives a bit more time for upcoming shows and the new album!"
1. Reborn (Intro)
2. Evil Obsession
3. The Morgue
4. Your Dead Dog Smile
6. Triumph Of The Sinners
7. Stormy Death
8. Midnight Death
9. Breath Of Blood
12. Dust To Dust (Intro)
13. Blood Red
15. Evil Terror
16. Total Death
17. Human Decay
18. Casket Garden (Dismember Cover) More...
Oakland funeral doom legion Lycus is in the final stages of locking down the second U.S. tour in support of the mammoth 2013-released debut LP, "Tempest."
Following the release, Lycus toured the West Coast last Summer, and now the band is prepared to cross the continent to infiltrate the opposite coast and back on the way to take part in the five-day Brooklyn-based extreme metal event, Martyrdoom.
The final venues on this long-haul for the band are being confirmed now, with a solid three-week venture planned surrounding the band's performance at the final day of Martyrdoom 2014 on July 1st.
"Tempest" was recorded and mixed at hometown Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Samothrace, High On Fire). Catch the band performing live supporting the album on these dates: More...
Revolvermag.com is now streaming "Chromosomal," a track off Gloom's self-titled debut EP. Give it a listen below.
Out June 24th, "Gloom" was produced by Marshall Wieczorek of Wretched and features cover art by Steven Mercado (Dillinger Escape Plan). The track listing is as follows:
With the Revolver Golden Gods Tour coming to a close at the end of next week, Black Label Society has announced a new batch of dates in support of latest LP "Catacombs of the Black Vatican."
Tour dates will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio at the famed Bogart's venue and run through the first week of August with Wovenwar and Kyng supporting.
Earlier this month, Black Label Society made its network television debut by performing current single "Angel of Mercy" on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The episode featuring the performance will re-air tonight at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.
Jul 17 Bogart's Cincinnati, OH
Jul 18 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH
Jul 19 Rock USA Oshkosh, WI
Jul 24 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Jul 25 Center Stage Theatre Atlanta, GA
Jul 26 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
Jul 29 Pops Sauget, IL
Jul 30 Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Aug 01 Emo's Austin, TX
Aug 02 Lonestar Pavilion Lubbock, TX
Aug 03 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
Aug 04 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM More...
Frontal, a French modern death metal group featuring Morgan Berthet from The Mars Chronicles and Myrath on drums, is now streaming debut full-length album “Death Eaters” at Pure Grain Audio. Check it out below.
Recorded at Record Did'Studio by Olivier Didillon and Frontal, “Death Eaters” was released last Friday, May 23rd via Klonosphere Records. More...
The new Witchaven album "Blood Sacrifice" is set to be released in late June, 2014. Album artwork was done by Sickness666, and the band will be supporting the album with a West coast tour starting June 26th. The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Blood Sacrifice
3. Monsanto Death Machine
5. Police State
6. Acquisition Mortality
7. Death Rides A Pale Horse
8. Materialism Mania
9. Puppets On A String
10. The Golden Rings of Blood More...
Betraying The Martyrs has released a new track titled "Where The World Ends," which can be heard below. The band also comments:
"After 2.5 years of long waiting... here is the FIRST SINGLE and first taste of our brand NEW ALBUM! This first track represents a lot of progress for us, both musically and as individuals. Show us your help, love and support by pre-ordering 'Phantom' right here."
The band's new album "Phantom" is set for release via Sumerian Records on July 15th, 2014.
Danish death metal band Deus Otiosus has uploaded another song from upcoming album "Rise," which comes out June 10th via Deepsend Records.
"Don't Fuck With The Dead" can be heard below. You can also read a recent track-by-track breakdown of the full album over at this location.
The latest tour video episode from the French modern death-prog metal outfit Atlantis Chronicles is now online: watch footage from the band's time in Japan below. Check out the previously posted clip covering European dates at this location.
After a successful worldwide theatrical showing that had the film playing in over 400 theaters, Lamb Of God announces today that the feature documentary, "As The Palaces Burn," will be available on Video On Demand starting June 3rd.
You can pre-order a digital rental or purchase at this location. In addition, the film’s theatrical distributor Specticast has teamed with Gravitas Ventures to place the film on multiple cable, satellite, and telco Video On Demand platforms also commencing on June 3rd.
These platforms include Cox Cable, Charter On Demand, Verizon Fios, Dish Network, Mediacom, Blue Ridge Communications, Suddenlink, Wave Broadband, Rogers on Demand, Shaw, Cogeco Cable, and East Link TV. More...
The Regnum Animale duo - tilled in the soil of Swedish d-beat and crust - has now finally come to harvest with a self-titled release that circles around topics like freedom and imprisonment, alienation towards civilization, and the state of human society today. Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Frånvaro 01:48
2. Samsara 04:34
3. Entropi 05:32
4. Rovdjursdrift 04:32
5. När kroppens samtliga funktioner totalt och oåterkalleligt fallit bort 01:22
6. Kollaps 04:40
7. Avståndest kyla 05:40 More...
Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because Anthrax has announced the release of "Chile On Hell," a live-in-concert DVD that is set for a September 16th release.
"Chile On Hell" was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10th, 2013. The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue, including fan-favorites "I Am The Law," "Indians," "Madhouse," "Caught In A Mosh," "The Devil You Know," and "I'm Alive."
"Chile On Hell" will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.
"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante. "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop. One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?
"Plus," Benante continued, the time was right to do this DVD." The band was in the home stretch of a three year campaign to record and support "Worship Music" and the "Anthems" EP, a period of time that was loaded with high points: the return of "classic era" vocalist Joey Belladonna, "Worship Music" making the band's highest chart debut in two decades, the series of Big Four shows, two Grammy nominations, and sold out shows in every corner of the globe. "We wanted to finish on a high note," Benante continued, "we didn't want to look back and regret that we didn't record the live show."
"Chile On Hell" was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD's cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson who partnered with Benante to redesign the artwork from last year's "Anthems" EP. More...
Previously only available digitally, Unwom has now released "Phase 1: Inner Earth Dimension" as a black carbon physical disc via Xtreem Music. You can stream the full release below, and Xtreem Music comments:
"Unwom is not music, Unwom should be understood as an experience. A dark and enigmatic blend of subsonic landscapes and surrounding mystic oscillations. Unwom should be listened in its right context. It's not metal, it's not doom, it's not industrial... Unwom will for sure create some kind of reaction inside of you. Whatever it is. Unwom won't leave you unperturbed..."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Level 1: Deep-Dark Magma 15:02
2. Level 2: Northern Entrance 11:25
3. Level 3: Onsets of Core Implosions 13:14
4. Level 4: Seismic P-Waves 09:39
5. Level 5: Spheroidal Oscillations 05:35 More...
In collaboration with Metal Hammer Germany, Channel Zero has launched the second single from new album "Kill All Kings." Check out the "Burn The Nation" track below.
"Kill All Kings" will be released by Metal Blade in Europe on June 20th as a digipack CD with bonus DVD and digital download. In North America, the album will be released on CD and digitally on June 24th. The track listing is as follows:
01. Dark Passenger
02. Electronic Cocaine (streaming here)
03. Burn The Nation
04. Digital Warfare
06. Crimson Collider
07. Kill All Kings
08. Brother's Keeper
09. Army Of Bugs
10. Mind Over Mechanics
12. Heart Stop More...
Amon Amarth will be re-conquering North America this Fall.
This time around, the band will be bringing fellow Swedes, Sabaton, along for the ride. Additionally, Skeletonwitch will once again be opening the show, except in New York where fans will be treated to the first ever exclusive North American performance by extreme metal group Vallenfyre.
In February of this year, fans in Los Angeles were treated to an exclusive appearance of the Viking ship stage set up. For this tour, New York fans will bear witness to the Viking ship spectacle at the Best Buy Theatre on October 18th.
Tickets will go on sale on May 30th. Amon Amarth comments: "Yes, we are coming back to North America, and this time we're doing Canada and the U.S. together with our friends in Sabaton and Skeletonwitch! We can also announce that we'll be bring the Viking ship to the show in New York City! So get ready North America, this time we'll take no prisoners!"
Amon Amarth's latest album, "Deceiver of the Gods," was released in June of 2013. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the band's highest-charting album to date. More...
San Francisco atmospheric death metal unit Fallujah is very pleased to hurl forth new track, "Sapphire," which can be heard below courtesy of MetalSucks.Net.
Fallujah's new album "The Flesh Prevails" will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22nd, 2014 during the band's participation in this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour.
The follow-up to 2011's "The Harvest Wombs" and 2013's subsequent "Nomadic" EP was mixed, mastered, and engineered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and features guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the voice of Roniit Alkayam.
The cover artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland's Tomasz Alen Kopera and Fallujah vocalist, Alex Hofmann. The track listing is as follows:
1. Starlit Path
2. Carved From Stone
3. The Night Reveals
4. The Flesh Prevails
6. Alone With You
9. Chemical Cave More...
Swedish outfit Meadows End has released another track from upcoming album "The Sufferwell," which is due out June 13th, 2014.
Listen to "Kings Of Greed" in the player below. "The Sufferwell" features cover artwork by Fredrik Burholm and was mixed/mastered by Oscar Nilsson at Crehate Studios in Gothenburg.
The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Kings of Greed
2. Trench of Souls
3. Ur Askan
4. Devilspeed Loathekill
6. Under a Canopy of Stars
7. Hung in Gallows By Dawn
8. This Coming Nightfall
9. Funeral of a Porcelain Doll
10. Masses Flee
Experimental post-rock/metal trio The Moth Gatherer today announces a short string of dates in Poland this June.
The band will showcase songs from debut album, "A Bright Celestial Light", with support coming from post-metal/hardcore outfit, Fleshworld. Dates are as follows:
12.06.14 - Kraków, Kawiarnia Naukowa
13.06.14 - Warszawa, 2kola
14.06.14 - Chorzów, Tiger Riders
Commented by the band: "Poland have always been special to us, and it continues to be! We are happy to announce that The Moth Gatherer will finally make our live debut! And not just one gig, but three! We will share stage with our brothers in the amazing band Fleshworld!" More...
It's going to be magical: the Finnish symphonic metal band Amberian Dawn today releases a music video from upcoming album "Magic Forest." Check it out below, courtesy of Metal Insider.
The album is set to be released on July 7th in the UK & July 8th in North America on Napalm Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Cherish My Memory
2. Dance Of Life
3. Magic Forest
4. Agonizing Night
6. Son of Rainbow
7. I'm Still Here
9. Endless Silence
10. Green-Eyed More...
California's High On Fire is now beginning work on anew, as-yet-untitled studio album. A winter 2015 tentative release date via eOne is expected for the new LP, which is the follow-up to 2012's "De Vermis Mysteriis."
"Des, Jeff and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record," states guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike. "It's a crazy project and I can't really explain what it's all about just yet, but we've been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level."
"Everyone is asking what the new High on Fire music sounds like," adds drummer Des Kensel. "Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath's "Master of Reality" backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea."
In addition to constructing the new album, High On Fire has announced a handful of upcoming U.S. live dates as well as an Australian headlining tour and a European headlining trek. Catch the band live: More...
The Greek giants of dark symphonic metal in Septicflesh are now premiering another new track taken from their forthcoming full-length "Titan."
"Titan" will drop on June 20th (EU) via Season of Mist and June 23rd (USA) via Prosthetic Records. The full album's track listing is as follows:
Arizona thrash outfit Hemoptysis has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:
"The very hard decision to end Hemoptysis in its current form has been made. In the end it is the best decision to be able to move forward into the future both musically and personally.
"First of all, we can't thank our fans enough for the support they've given us. When Masaki and Travis started this band 7 years ago, they never dreamed they would accomplish all they have, and that success is due mostly to the support of our amazing fans. We really look forward to having them behind us as we move on to the next chapter of our music and careers.
"To all the amazing people who contributed funds to our Indiegogo campaign, you will be getting a refund because the new album we were working on will not be recorded. We have an email coming to you so please keep your eyes on your inbox. More...
French brutal death metal band Benighted recently shot a video for the song "Spit," a number from new album "Carnivore Sublime" (reviewed here), released last February.
The video features label-mate and Shining mastermind Niklas Kvarforth, and will be premiered on June 3rd. In the meantime, you can watch a brief teaser trailer below. The album's track listing is as follows:
3. Experience Your Flesh
6. Defiled Purity
8. Collection of Dead Portraits
9. Carnivore Sublime
10. Les Morsures de Cerbère
11. June and the Laconic Solstice More...
Dutch symphonic black metal battalion Carach Angren is currently putting the finishing touches to the pre-production of an upcoming fourth full-length, with a title and release date to be unveiled soon.
The band will enter Tidal Wave Studio on June 10th to record the album together with Patrick Damiani. The follow-up to 2012’s "Where The Corpses Sink Forever" (reviewed here) will be mixed by producer Peter Tägtgren.
The band issued the following statement: “Our writing process is finally reaching its end and we are very excited to once again enter Tidal Wave Studio to record our fourth full length concept album! We are very much looking forward to work with our long time partner in crime Patrick Damiani, and, for the first time, with Peter Tägtgren. We can't wait to present this monster to our fans! This will by far be the most gruesome album we have ever done -- yet!"
Be sure to also check out the previous album "Where The Corpses Sink Forever" in the Bandcamp player below. More...
The Icelandic heathens in Solstafir are back with a new album: the follow-up to 2011’s "Svartir Sandar" (reviewed here) is entitled "Ótta" and has been scheduled for an August 29th release (September 2nd in North America).
As the name suggests, "Ótta" will include eight songs, with titles to be unveiled later in June. Pre-orders will be available via Season Of Mist on June 10th. You can also stream the previous album "Svartir Sandar" in the player below. More...
Following a lengthy hiatus after Central California's Etched In Stone unleashed debut full-length, "Emulate The Defiler," the band is finally ready to make a return with brand new album "The Failure of Modern Man."
The recording process was finally finished up in Spring 2014, with Jesse "Fioren" Quintero handling final mixing and mastering at The Ice Chamber Studios in Modesto, CA. Etched in Stone is now set to release the album in June.
To give fans an idea of what they can expect from the new release, Etched In Stone has partnered up with Ghost Cult Mag to premiere the track "Only Silent, Still." Check it out below.
Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis had the following to say about the track and the new album: "When Jesse sent our final mixes back to us, it was completely surreal. "Only Silent, Still" is a great example of the overall sound of this record and representation of the evolution of our sound. Alongside this premiere, we're stoked to officially launch the physical and digital album pre-orders as well, so this week is shaping up to be something excellent! We're currently hard at work getting our live set organized and these past few months have been the most busy musically, that we've had in years!"
Judas Priest premiered a preview clip of the new song "Halls of Valhalla" over at Revolver Magazine at this location (also seen in the player below).
The preview clip features and intro with vocalist Rob Halford and guitarist Glenn Tipton discussing the cut. The new album "Redeemer of Souls" drops July 14th (EU) through Columbia Records and July 8th (North America) via Epic Records.
The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is:
2. Redeemer of Souls (streaming here)
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned (streaming here)
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Finnish atmospheric act The Chant released a lyric video for the new track "Come to Pass." The song appears on the band's new album "New Haven," which will be released via Lifeforce Records on June 6th in Europe and June 10th in North America.
The track listing for "New Haven" is:
4. Falling Kind (streaming here)
6. Cloud Symmetry
7. Until We Witness
8. Come To Pass
Check out "Come to Pass" here: More...
German pagan/folk metal act Equilibrium posted a clip of behind the scenes footage from the band's latest music video "Wirtshaus Gaudi." The video dropped last week and can be seen over here. The song appears on the band's latest album "Erdentempel," which is set for release on June 6th (EU), June 9th (UK) and June 10, 2014 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records (see review here).
The track listing for the album is:
The track listing is as follows:
2. Was Lange Währt
4. Karawane (streaming here)
5. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
12. The Unknown Episode
Check out the footage here: More...
Sonic Syndicate released the third part in an ongoing series of studio trailers chronicling the band's recording process for the upcoming new release, simply entitled "Sonic Syndicate." The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on July 4th (EU), July 7th (UK) and July 8th (USA).
The track listing is as follows:
1. Day Of The Dead
2. Black Hole Halo (see lyric video)
3. Long Road Home
4. My Revenge
5. Before You Finally Break (featuring Speed of Soilwork)
6. Catching Fire
8. It Takes Me
9. See What I See
10. So Addicted
11. The Flame That Changed The World
12. Diabolical Work Of Art (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
13. What We Shared (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
14. Another Soldier Down (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
Check out part three here: More...
Swedish hard rock/traditional metal act Crucified Barbara released a music video for the new track "To Kill A Man." The song is the first single from the upcoming new album "In the Red," the band's fourth full length studio release, which is scheduled for release on August 20th via Despotz Records.
The video was directed by 11Frames Productions. Check it out here:
Vista Chino, formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork as a continuation of Kyuss, released the new music video for the track "Barcelonian." The song appears on the band's 2013 debut release "Peace," which is available via Napalm Records.
The video premiered yesterday at AllMusic.com, but can also be seen in the player below: