Metal News for May 4, 2013
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Pest Records is Streaming its brand new Volume 14 compilation of ambient black metal over at this location, or you may listen to it below in the audio player. The fifteen tracks are from bands hailing from such places as Egypt, Malta, Peru, Spain and a few other countries - with links provided to each group's social media pages at that site.
01. Algide - La Marche Funebre
02. Antiquus Infestus - Moorfields
03. Beast - Black Death
04. Conquerror - Snakes of Light
05. Exodia - Fight my Cock and your Palate
06. Frostagrath - Into A Dimensional Timeless Void
07. Lebenswinter - Weltenbrand
08. L'endevi - Red Ivy
09. Markradonn - Internal Hate Unbounded
10. Nostalgia - Estás muerta
11. Plutonium - Zero Swarm
12. Prayer Of The Dying with Daniel Bezzina - God's Failed Creation
13. Ravenfrost - To Envy The Nameless Dead
14. Sarkrista - Wrath Incarnation
15. Winterblood - Raserei des Meeres
Finnish black metallers Mormânt De Snagov revealed the cover artwork and tracklist for their upcoming full-length album, "Derisive Philosophy." Marking the band's second opus, the album is made up of seven aggressive and haunting black metal tracks adorned by melodious darkness and freezing cold atmospheres, and is set to be released on Pest Records this Summer. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below.
Mormânt De Snagov was founded in 2008 by Domnul Cadavru in Southwest Finland. The aim of the band was to create stripped-down black metal. Also, as the name of the band suggests, Domnul Cadavru is fascinated by the Southeast European legends; some of the lyrics dealing with such concepts as immortality and the resurrection of evil. After a short search for a distributor/publisher Mormânt De Snagov signed a deal with a record label hailing from the midst of Central Finland, Wintersunset Records. “Rise From The Void” was released via that label in February 2010.
2. Divine Dismemberment
3. The End of My Thoughts
4. Detrimental Edict
6. Transient Lunar Phenomenon
7. The Triumph
Chilean blackgaze band Bauda has released its second official video from its debut album "Euphoria...of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape." The anime video is for the track "The Great Escape" and can be viewed below. The video was done using only 3-D animation by Bauda frontman Cesar Marquez and Fabiola Solano.
Belgrade groove metal outfit Dot The Eye has released a new music video for "Who Are You," which can be viewed below. The track comes off latest album "Power Inside," which can be bought at iTunes here. The track listing is:
1. Still Alive
2. Unpleasant Past
5. Open Your Eyes
6. I Believe
7. Who Are You?
8. A Perfect Lie
9. When You Die (Bonus Track)
Following a U.S. journey with A Life Once Lost earlier this Spring, Author & Punisher will ship his machinery overseas for a short run of European live dates.
Scheduled to commence on May 4th, Author & Punisher will ravage his way through the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Belgium and Slovenia before bringing the proceedings to a ceremonial close in Czech Republic. Notes Pitchfork of the project's live experience: “…seeing Shone play his music is a much different experience: He renders these songs using massive devices he builds himself to control an onstage laptop. A bit like a cyborg, Shone grapples with and writhes among his machines, making music that’s not necessarily alien with tools that are.”
5/04/2013 MU Design Center - Eindhoven, Netherlands w/Gijs Gieskes, TokTek, Pieterjan Pieters
5/05/2013 Jugendclub Liebig 19 - Berlin, Germany w/ Grime + Effter
5/06/2013 Piatto Forte (Lecture) - Berlin, Germany
5/08/2013 Milk and Lead Gallery - London, UK w/Automageddon + Jose Macabra
5/09/2013 The Roadhous - Manchester, UK w/ Gnod
5/10/2013 13th Note - Glasgow, Scotland w/ Gnod
5/11/2013 The Wagon and Horses - Birmingham, UK w/ Gnod
5/12/2013 Birthdays – London, UK w/ Necro Deathmort
5/18/2013 Scheld'apen - Antwerpen, Belgium w/Sickboy Milkpus
5/19/2013 Kunstlerhaus - Nuremburg, Germany
5/21/2013 Klub Gromka - Ljubljana, Slovenia w/Hexenbrutal
5/22/2013 CP Cross Club - Prague, Czech Republic w/M.A.C. of Mad, Yarrdesh, Ing Kralik
Hells Headbangers has announced June 21st as the international release date for Insanity's "Death After Death" vinyl reissue. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Hailing from California, Insanity's roots stretch back to the mid '80s, when death metal was just beginning to get a toehold in the underground. While the band would hone their twistedly memorable/memorably twisted craft across a clutch of demos during that decade, it wasn't until 1994 when Insanity would release their debut album, Death After Death. By then, black metal was taking over the underground and death metal was on a slow, steady decline, but Insanity stuck to their guns and produced an alternately crazy/catchy slab of old-school Death Metal that somehow maintained a forward-thinking outlook. With solos flying out of control yet retaining a dark melodicism, and riff/battery doing much the same - serpentine, obtuse structures retaining a memorable flow - had Death After Death been released five years earlier as originally intended, INSANITY would be held in the same reverence as Death, Atheist, and Morbid Angel were in the late '80s. Now, Hells Headbangers unleashes Death After Death on gatefold vinyl and with new, sick artwork by Drew Eliot - resurrection never sounded so deathly!"
The track listing is:
1) Attack of Archangels
2) Fire Death Fate
3) In Memory
4) Rotting Decay
5) Morbid Lust
6) Blood for Blood
8) Death After Death More...
Brazil's Krucipha has posted a new video clip online for the song "Afforddiction," which can be viewed in the YouTube player below. For more details on the band, navigate over to the Krucipha Facebook page.
Finnish metal act Exthenia has posted the demo song "Endless Path" online, which can be heard in the player below. You can also check out more tracks and find more info on the band via the Exthenia Facebook profile here.
After releasing the "Desecration" single, Algerian act Eye of Deceit is now streaming the Devildriver cover "Hold Back The Day." Check it out below.
Ripple Music has set May 14th as the date on which Ape Machine's "Mangled by the Machine" will be made available to the masses (one day earlier in the UK). The following press release was issued about the new offering:
"A conceptual album that mixes animal aggression and technical precision, Ape machine's Mangled by the Machine carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock's glorious early years, and infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the pissed-off, protest-minded lyrics lock in with the band's stone-cold groove, Ape Machine demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation that delivers true guts and glory rock and roll. Mangled by the Machine will be available as CD, digital, and vinyl releases. For Fans of: Quicksand, Led Zeppelin, The Sword, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Jethro Tull, and The Rival Sons."
The track listing is:
1. Gun You Down
2. Everybody Bleeds
3. Tyrant's Arm
4. Angry Man
5. Mangled By The Machine
6. Ruling With Intent
7. They Want You To Bleed, They Want You To Bleed Out
8. Grind Of Defeat
9. Strange Are The People
10. Pay Attention More...
Canadian metal band Shock, with a history dating back over 25 years, is releasing the "Once Denied" album today (May 4th). A teaser trailer for the release is available below, or you can stream the full album at the group's Bandcamp page here. You can also watch the band's previous music video for "Slashing to Live" at this location.
Machinergy has posted the first in a series of studio videos online as the band works on an upcoming new full-length album. Check out the clip below. Machinergy is:
Rui Vieira - Guitar and Vocals
Helder Rodrigues - Drums
Nuno Mariano - Bass
Texas act Southern Dose of Rebellion has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:
"We are sorry to announce that we have parted ways with our drummer Clinton Merrifield. He has been with us since the beginning and we owe a lot to him for where we are today.
"We wish him the best of luck to his future endeavors and we will announce our new drummer very soon and you can check him out May 16th at Dirty Dogs when we open up for 3 Inches of Blood!" More...