Metal News for May 30, 2013
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29 news articles posted on this day.
GUNS OF GLORY have released an official music video from the single "Sisters Of Sin.” The song is taken from the band's recently released debut album 'On The Way To Sin City.’ The song and video combines AC/DC like heavy riffs, a punk attitude, and a cowboy… More...
Behemoth, who has been holed up in Hertz Studios working on a tenth full-length album, is pleased to announce the title of the band's forthcoming full-length album "The Satanist." The album, which follows previous full-length "Evangelion" (reviewed here), will come out in the fall of 2013 - stay tuned for more studio updates, music, pre-order info and more.
Front man Nergal comments: "It took us over two decades to come up with a title that…says it all. While our new songs artistically take surprisingly adventurous directions, our message stands steadfast—Proud and Radical. The Satanist stands for undying yearning for liberation and love for freedom in all aspects of life. Considering all our life experiences that often took dramatic curves I couldn't think of more appropriate and fitting statement of who and where we are now."
As the band continues to record, Behemoth has been posting images and lyrics for portions of new songs at Facebook. Fans can also read an in-depth interview with Nergal in the June/July issue of Revolver.
In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q's, Slave Pit Inc. today released their latest commercial hyping what will certainly go down in history as the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet, presented once again by the Slave Pit and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue.
With tickets scheduled to go on sale in two weeks, the countdown is on for the most decadent, delicious, and downright depraved social event for mutant miscreants in the history of this mud-ball planet! Check out the cinematic masterpiece below, directed by the same Slave responsible for the last two GWAR-B-Q commercials.
Tickets for this barbaric extravaganza will be available June 6th at this location and come in three different versions…
But wait! Before you buy your tickets, check out the "Win It Before You Can Buy It" contest on local Richmond radio station 102.1 the X, airing June 3rd-7th. Listen for your chance to win tickets which grant you full access to the GWAR-B-Q, "Meat and Beat," the "B4BQ," and the "GWAFTER PARTY EVENT," plus the chance to become GWAR's "Slave for a Day," which could entail duties as critically important as draining the pus from Pustulus' scabby leg-enders, to sitting around backstage in everybody's way while getting completely hammered until you are thrown into a trash dumpster. More...
After the death of Jeff Hanneman, Slayer announced the band would continue touring Europe this Summer. The band has now checked in with the following announcement about recruiting Paul Bostaph as a new full-time member:
"Slayer's Tom Araya and Kerry King are very pleased to announce that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full-time basis. Bostaph will be behind the drum kit beginning June 4 when Slayer kicks off the first leg of its 2013 international tour in Warsaw, Poland. Gary Holt will continue to fill in for fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
"Slayer's 2013 itinerary will have them playing 35 dates that will include headline shows as well as a number of major summer festivals in Europe, Eastern Europe and South America between June and October.
"Bostaph was Slayer's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band - the Gold certified Divine Intervention (1994), the 1996 punk covers album Undisputed Attitude, Diabolus in Musica, (1998), God Hates us All (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance," as well as the DVD War at the Warfield (2001), also certified Gold. In addition to Slayer, Bostaph has been a member of Forbidden, Exodus, Systematic and Testament."
"Paul's a great drummer and a good friend, and we're very happy that he's decided to rejoin the band," said Tom Araya. "We're still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don't want to disappoint our European fans, and we need to begin moving forward...having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier."
"I'm very excited to be rejoining Slayer," added Bostaph. "We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home."
Martyr Lucifer has checked in with the following announcement about releasing and series of EPs:
"Martyr Lucifer has been recording a trilogy of EPs that shows three different, separated and amplified, sides of his sound, now the process reached its end and finally all the pieces come together.
"Shard One, Two and Three are set to be released on July the 29th 2013 via Outlinerecordz. The first edition gathers all the Shards in an elegant digipack format, while a vinyl edition with bonus material is scheduled for within the end of the year.
"The EPs have been recorded at Domination Studio and feature Simone Mularoni and Dario Ciccioni (empYrios), Antarktica (Darkend) and Adrian Erlandsson (At the Gates, Paradise Lost) among others."
The track listing is:
- A Lesson in Murder
- The Sunrise in May
- The Horseride (radio edit)
- Another Place, Another Time
- House of Sleep
- Poison Heart
- In Upside Down Woods I Walk
- And Still We Wonder Why
- The Morning Star More...
Black Tusk will be releasing a new EP titled "Tend No Wounds" this coming July 23rd on CD/LP/digital formats via Relapse Records. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. Pre-orders are available at this location, and the artwork can be viewed below.
Showtime just picked up the documentary "Last Days Here" from influential doom legends Pentagram - showing information can be found here.
On June 20th, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA will be screening "Last Days Here" followed by a Q+A from the film's co-protagonist and band manager, Pellet. Thirty beers will be on tap from around the world including locals from Devil's Backbone, Lost Rhino, Three Brothers, and more. Check out details and get your tickets to the screening at this location.
Pentagram released current album "Last Rites" on Metal Blade Records April 14th, 2011 and first ever official DVD (also out on Metal Blade) "When the Screams Come" on August 30th, 2011. Catch the band live:
07/06 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown Festival 2013
07/20 Warsaw, Poland Days Of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, Slovenia Metaldays, 2013
07/25-28 TBA, Montana Farmageddon Records Music Festival
"ReEvolution" (reviewed here), the second full-length from California-based prog metal outfit Cynthesis, is now less than a week from release - the album to hit stores worldwide this Tuesday, June 4th, via Sensory Records.
In advance of the release of "ReEvolution," today prog/metal outlet Sea Of Tranquility has hosted a stream of the album’s fourth track, "A Most Trivial Pursuit." Give it a listen here or in the player below.
Garth Arum's "The Dawn of a New Creation" will be released by Satanath Records on June 24th, 2013. The track listing is as follows:
01. A new creation [feat. Cecilia Tallo]
02. Shadows of the past
03. A barrage of hate
04. The path to oblivion [feat. Lady Carrot]
05. Labyrinth of lies
06. Rusty hands [feat. Slo]
07. Trip (part I) [feat. Lady Carrot]
08. Lucid dreams
09. Like an angel
10. Yearned freedom [feat. Camille]
11. Trip (part II) [feat. Cecilia Tallo] More...
Russia's Blackthorn has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming "Hexshadow Turned to Flesh" music video. Check out the taste of what's to come below.
Blackthorn also recently released a cover of the Peccatum truck "The Moribund People," which can be streamed at this location.
Six Feet Under has parted ways with drummer Kevin Talley. However, the transition for the new drummer will be near-seemless, as Marco Pitruzzella has officially joined the ranks of the band and will make his debut appearance this Saturday in Memphis, TN at the Scion Rock Fest. For info on the fest, including the full line-up, visit this location.
Chris Barnes discusses the lineup change: "I'm proud to announce a new addition to the ranks of Six Feet Under. Replacing drummer Kevin Talley is our new friend and cohort, Marco Pitruzzella. Marco has worked with Jeff Hughell in their former band, Brain Drill, and is such an amazing talented and great guy. I'm very excited having him in the band and can't wait to take the stage with Marco this Saturday in Memphis for Scion Rock Fest!
"It was good working with Kevin Talley for the past couple of years, but we are very ready and extremely focused on moving the band forward with a new, more stable and permanent lineup for writing as well as touring. Be prepared to be shredded! See you all soon!"
Catch the band live: More...
Vernon, BC act Xul, which is currently offering the debut "Malignance" album for free download here, has announced additional dates for the upcoming Malignant Tour. The updated tour schedule is now as follows:
May 30, 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans w/ Terrifier, Harvest The Infection
June 3, 2013 - Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub w/ Vaalt, Netheriel
June 4, 2013 – Medicine Hat, BC – Liquid Nightclub – w/ Endast, Autaric, Desecrate Scripture
June 5, 2013 – Regina, SK – The Club w/ Autaric, Desecrate Scripture
June 6, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo w/ Skeletonwitch, Anciients, Endless Chaos
June 12, 2013 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex club
June 13, 2013 – Montreal, QC – Katakombes
June 14, 2013 – Oshawa, ON – The Diezel Room – w/ Pagan Ritual, Livid & The Blood Thirsty
June 15, 2013 – North Bay, ON – Granite Club
June 21, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor Hotel – w/ Noire, Wilt
June 22, 2013 – Saskatoon, SK – The Fez
June 23, 2013 – Edmonton, AB – DV8 w/ Körperlose Stimme, Runeblade
June 24, 2013 – Prince George, BC – The Artspace
July 19-20, 2013 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metal Fest
Fallstar has revealed the band's new video for "Set My Face Like Flint," which can be viewed below. The David Borges directed video plays as a sequel of sorts to the band’s previous video for “Drags, Drugs and Bones,” revealing a key element to the original storyline.
Bassist Bryan Ratzlaff gives a brief insight into what fans can expect from the song's message: “We claim no national boundaries and no political parties. We’re not American, we’re barely even human. Come, Come, will you go? Let’s go. Long live the King.”
The "Backdraft" track listing is a follows:
1. Malbec Blood
2. Shallow Believer (ft. Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire)
3. El Rey
4. Drags, Drugs and Bones
6. The Valley
7. Alexandria 363 (ft. Living Witness)
8. It’s In Our Blood
10. The New World
11. Set My Face Like Flint More...
Crawling from a filthy hole in the sprawling wilderness surrounding Oslo, this week the deviants in Haust drop another heap of mangled, blackened punk rock from third LP "NO."
Singer and lyricist Vebjørn reveals the following about the track: "Swells deals with issues of claustrophobia and social paranoia - the everyday horror. You're longing to burn up while you're swimming in swells of shit."
Check out the "Swells" track below. "NO" will see release via Fysisk Format on June 7th, 2013. More...
West Coast metal deviants Armed For Apocalypse are pleased to announce the release of their sophomore full-length later this Summer. Titled "The Road Will End," the follow-up to 2009’s "Defeat" debut was recorded with Chris Keene at Cutters Cathedral in Chico, California. All drums were tracked with Matt Pedri at Old Sailor Studios (also in Chico).
Elaborates lead guitarist Cayle Hunter: “The Road Will End is the best group of songs any of us has ever been associated with. We put this album through an extremely strong filter and put every single riff under the microscope. We kept challenging each other to not just write a riff, but to write thee riff. If it didn't force us make that ‘oooh’ face and bang our heads in the practice spot, it got cut. We wanted to make an album that was stacked with heaters from beginning to end - no filler tracks - and we feel we've accomplished that. We hope it gets the stamp of approval from our fellow metal heads around the world!”
Adds vocalist/guitarist Kirk Williams: "We are incredibly pumped on this record. It's been a long time in the making and has turned out to be exactly what we wanted: A one hundred percent accurate and sincere representation of us as musicians and people. In many ways I feel like it's the first real Armed For Apocalypse record. It practically wrote itself, like we collectively vomited this heavy, disgusting thing that was growing in our guts for years."
"The Road Will End" will be released via Ironclad Recordings on July 23rd, 2013. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Starting Line Is A Trip Wire
2. Better Worlds
3. The Well
4. Open Wound
5. Built To Kill
6. The Road Will End
7. Worth The Weight
8. Drawing A Line
9. Happy Hour (Disciple of Death)
10. Ends Meet More...
Seattle metal quintet Into the Flood premiers today a new video for the title track off the band's Century Media debut album, "Vices," due out June 11th. The song is called "David Scheinost" and the video was directed by Kyle Bishop. Check it out below. The "Vices" track listing is as follows:
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...
Chapel Hill, North Carolina act Valient Thorr will release sixth studio album "Our Own Masters" on June 18th via Volcom Entertainment. The album was recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, GA and produced, engineered, and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey Milk.
Now, MetalSucks premieres the brand new track "Torn Apart," calling the cut "overloaded with fun - it's 25% rock, 25% beer, 25% weed, and 25% sex, all distilled into audio form." Crank your speakers and rock "Torn Apart" here or through the player below. More...
"The Emptiness Within," the third full-length from London’s De Profundis, will be released in North America this Tuesday, June 4th.
Following its successful European release in 2012 via Italy-based Kolony Records, the label’s new stateside distribution through eOne will deliver the band’s distinctive infusion of progressive/jazz metal with modern black metal aggressiveness, captured with more precision than ever on the complex and infectious album, to fans on this side of the globe.
To help bring the news out to metal fans everywhere, New Noise Magazine is streaming "The Emptiness Within" alongside a comprehensive track-by-track breakdown of the entire album written by De Profundis. Check it all out right here, or stream the album below. More...
Ghost B.C. today announces five upcoming live rituals taking place during the week leading up to the band's inaugural Lollapalooza appearance. See below for a complete list of dates.
Ghost B.C. recently wrapped up the Haze Over North America tour, selling out venues across the country, also released a dildo and butt plug box set.
Ghost BC released second psalm "Infestissumam" on April 16th via Loma Vista Recordings. Catch the band live supporting the album:
7/27 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
7/28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/29 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
7/31 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
8/1 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza [SOLD OUT]
As the release of Kalmah's "Seventh Swamphony" full-length draws near, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth a stream of second track “Deadfall” from the Finnish death metal miscreants! Check it out here or in the player below.
Recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, the follow-up to 2010’s "12 Gauge" release was mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, et al).
"Seventh Swamphony" will be released in North America via Spinefarm Records digitally on June 18th, 2013 and on CD June 25th, 2013. If you missed it, check out the band’s “Seventh Swamphony” video over here. More...
Female fronted metal fury The Agonist will be out on a string of summer dates starting in July across North America. In anticipation, the band has released a mini webisode series via YouTube giving fans a sneak peek behind the scenes of tour life on and off the road.
New videos will be up every Thursday. Check out the latest ones below. You can also see the band live:
Jul - 13 Ann Arbor, MI -- Saline Fairgrounds *A2 Fest
Jul - 15 Des Moines, IA-- Vaudeville Mews
Jul - 16 Madison, WI -- RSR Stage
Jul - 17 Louisville, KY -- Diamond Pub & Billiards
Jul - 18 Toledo, OH -- Headliners Middle Room
Jul - 19 St. Paris, OH -- Rock The Farm Fest *Rock The Farm Fest
Jul - 20 New York, NY -- Tammany Hall
Jul - 21 Utica, NY -- Upland Theatre
Jul - 22 Rochester, NY -- Montage Music Hall More...
Huntress will be following last year's "Spell Eater" (reviewed here) with "Starbound Beast," to be released on July 2nd during the band's run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band has now issued the following press release about launching a crowd funding campaign to help pay for the trek:
"Huntress is about to embark on the biggest tour opportunity of their new career, as well as the most demanding and expensive. Huntress has teamed up with fellow Mayhem brothers Battlecross to share the cost for a bus this summer, since their tour vans can't handle the extreme heat. And that is only the beginning of the financial strain for a young metal band with minimal tour support.
"Huntress has started an indiegogo (Virtual Yard Sale) campaign to ensure their participation in the festival. Check out their indiegogo page here, featuring enticing packages and unique collector items. Some of the perks offered are signed CD DigiPaks and Vinyl of their upcoming album Starbound Beast, and packages that feature tickets to Mayhem Festival plus hang outs with the band. Water balloon fights, parking lot BBQs and Astrological readings with Jill Janus are also offered up for sacrifice. Some of the most exclusive perks include the sword prop and red cloak from the 'Eight of Swords' video, and Blake's 1979 Custom GMC Vandura. More items and unique opportunities will be added as well."
In more Huntress related Mayhem news, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition. Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics. More...
Canadian death thrashers BornBroken are now streaming their debut album "The Healing Powers of Hate," set for release this coming Tuesday, June 4th. Check out the stream below, and the following press release was also issued about the 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. To pre-order the incredibly designed physical copy, please visit this location." More...
Canadian thrash monsters Fatality (not the Irish band of the same name) are proud to announce they will be kicking off their Canada/USA "Towards Disastour" in support of upcoming album "Psychonaut," which is set for release on June 28th, 2013.
Fatality has also launched a crowd funding campaign to fund the album. Check out details at this location. Catch the band live:
June 21 – Oshawa, ON @ The Atria
June 28 – Toronto CD release @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ Shotgun Cure, Call of The Wild - Show Details
June 29 – Montreal @ Frites Alors
June 30 – Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club
July 2 – Worcester, MA @ Hotel Vernon
July 3 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
July 4 – Allston, MA @ O'briens Pub
July 5 – Florence, MA @ Silk City Music
July 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
July 8 – New York City, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
July 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Side Bar
July 11 – Chesapeake, VA @ Rogers
July 12 – Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
July 13 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggies
July 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Shantytown Pub
July 16 – Miami, FL @ TBA
July 17 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
July 19 - Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade
July 22 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald w/ Zombie Holocaust
July 23 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage w/ Zombie Holocaust
July 24 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide w/ Zombie Holocaust
July 25 – Oklahoma City @ TBA w/ Zombie Holocaust
July 26 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max w/ Zombie Holocaust
July 29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Zombie Holocaust
July 31 – San Diego, CA @ Winston's w/ Zombie Holocaust More...
Finnish death metallers Necropsy (not to be confused with the Baltimore band which recently changed its name to Noisem) have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their brand new 4-song mini CD "Psychopath Next Door," and their upcoming 2nd full length album in 2014. Xtreem Music comments:
"Formed back in 1987, the band released numerous demos and EP's until 1993 when they disbanded to later reform in 2011. Among these early recordings, the band did a split LP with Demigod and they're having all these demos, split and EP's re-issued on a 3-CD/4-LP set through Century Media under the title of 'Tomb of the Forgotten' out in June 2013. After releasing their debut full length in 2011, the band started long negotiations with Xtreem Music resulting on a deal that will see their new work widely spread, putting back the band's name on the underground Death Metal map in hopes to get the recognition they always deserved.
"'Psychopath Next Door' delivers 4 songs of heavy and catchy classic Death Metal with their usual Finnish touch. Release date for this EP is still not decided though it should happen during summer 2013. For now you you can actually listen to an advance song below." More...
Last week, Revocation confirmed an August 6th release date for the band's new self-titled album via Relapse Records. This will be the band's first album featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).
Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything. From this footage Revocation has put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process. Today the band has posted the third video, which focuses on the recording of the vocals. It can be viewed below. More...
Two weeks ago August Burns Red let the world in on a first taste of the band's fifth full-length album, "Rescue & Restore," via a lyric video for scorching track “Fault Line.”
Today, August Burns Red is releasing the new track “Spirit Breaker.” In addition, ABR is also unveiling a free digital sampler of some of the band’s favorite tracks from previous releases. While “Spirit Breaker” is available to stream for everyone, only fans who sign up for the band’s mailing list will receive the sampler. Listen to "Spirit Breaker" and download the sampler over here.
"When picking songs to preview the album we wanted to share a variety of different songs as this album is pretty diverse,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker. “‘Spirit Breaker’ is one of the more melodic songs on Rescue & Restore and features one of my favorite clean sections on the album. It's not as heavy as the majority of the album but we feel like it still hits hard and has the potential to be a great live song."
“Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains Brubaker. “We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”
German based modern metal act DuskMachine is streaming the new track "I Feel No Pain" (heard in the player below). The song appears on the forthcoming second LP "DuskMachine," which is due out July 26th via Massacre Records.
The album is the first release since the 2005 debut "The Final Fall," and the first to feature Liege Lord vocalist Joe Comeau (Ex-Annihilator/Ex-Tad Morose). Also featured in DuskMachine is Primal Fear drummer Randy Black and Ex-Annihilator bassist Russell Bergquist.
Check out "I Feel No Pain" here:
Belgian power/progressive act Max Pie posted the trailer for the band's upcoming sophomore LP "Eight Pieces-One World." The album was mixed and mastered at Domination Studios in Italy under the watchful eye of DGM/Empyrios guitarist Simone Mularoni, who also makes a guest appearance on two tracks. "Eight Pieces-One World" is set for a June 28th drop via Mausoleum Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. A Cage of Sins
2. I'm Sealed
3. Earth's Rules
4. I'm In Love
6. The Side of a Dime
8. Don't Tell Me Lies
Check out the trailer clip here: More...