Metal News for May 4, 2015
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36 news articles posted on this day.
An official music video comes online today for Dying Humanity's "I Am King," taken from the group's upcoming album "Deadened" (due out via Bastardized Recordings). The clip was dited by Holger Müller and can be seen below.
Tomb Of Finland's "Below The Green" album will be coming in CD and LP formats later this Summer. Mighty Music will officially drop the album on August 21st, 2015, with ordering info available at this location. The cover artwork is also available below. More...
Cerebellion just issued the following announcement about gearing up to release a new full-length next month:
"We're back! And we have huge news! Our sophomore album 'Regeneration' will be released on Tuesday, June 2nd and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.
"The very heavy first single, 'Thin Ice' will go live tomorrow. Also starting May 5th, you can pre-order the album at at this location and get two immediate downloads ('Thin Ice' and 'Cold').
"As you would expect from us, this is an eclectic body of work. Each song has its own soul. Yet it’s all unquestionably Cerebellion. We’re very proud of this album and we hope that you enjoy it."
The track listing for "Regeneration" is:
1. All Came To Light
4. Nothing Left
5. Thin Ice
6. Forsaken More...
A new single from Goatsnake is now online in the form of the of the title track from the band's upcoming "Black Age Blues" LP. Give it a listen below.
"Black Age Blues" deploys nearly six-and-a-half minutes of Goatsnake's most bulldozing grooves to date, the track primed with amp tones hotter than the Southern California Summer sun and its percussive drive steadily slamming into the listener like each car of a passing freight train.
The album will be released through Southern Lord Recordings in North America on June 2nd, and preorders for the album are now live here.
Following a sold-out performance in secluded Pioneertown, California and a record listening party in Los Angeles this past weekend, Goatsnake now prepares for a hometown record release show for "Black Age Blues" with Southern Lord brethren Bl'ast and Eagle Twin on the 20th. See the band live:
5/20/2015 Complex - Glendale, CA *Black Age Blues Release Show w/ Bl'ast, Eagle Twin
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD
5/30/2015 Temples Festival - Bristol, UK
6/01/2015 De Kreun - Kortrijk, BE
6/02/2015 Melkweg - Amsterdam, NL
6/03/2015 SO36 - Berlin, DE
6/04/2015 Freakvalley Festival - Siegen, DE
6/07/2015 AN Club - Athens, GR
6/20/2015 Crucialfest - Salt Lake City, UT More...
On the eve of the EP's May 5th release date, Revolvermag.com is now hosting a stream of Meek Is Murder's "Onward" EP.
Stream the charging beast of a record below. "Onward" sees its official release tomorrow, May 5th, as one side of the "Onward/Into the Sun" LP on Rising Pulse Records (Candiria, Spylacopa). On the other side is Meek's 2011 EP, "Into the Sun Where It Falls Off the Sky," available only digitally until now.
"Onward" was recorded/mixed by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Old Wounds). "Into the Sun..." was recorded/mixed by Kevin Antreassian (East of the Wall, Gridlink). Both were mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan). More...
Variety.com is reporting that a movie version of the infamous "Lords of Chaos" book is coming. The movie will be produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free London and directed by Jonas Akerlund. Variety reports on the casting and storyline:
Rory Culkin (“Scream 4,” “Signs”) and Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class,” “Byzantium”) are confirmed for leading roles in the film, with further cast to be announced shortly.
[The move] which is co-produced by Chimney and Eleven Arts, is the terrifying story based on real events about a dream-turned-nightmare for a group of teenagers who spiral out of control.
The pic follows 17-year-old Euronymous, who is determined to escape his traditional upbringing in 1980s Oslo. He becomes fixated on creating true “Norwegian Black Metal” music with his band Mayhem, and creates a phenomenon by using shocking stunts to put the band’s name on the map. But as the lines between publicity and reality start to blur, acts of arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation.More...
The brutal death metal juggernauts from Exussum have inked a new record deal with To The Head Records.
Debut full-length album "False God Evolution" is set for release on May 12th, and you can hear the first single "Bodies In The Bog" below. Pre-orders are also now available over at this location. More...
Blood & Ink Records is proud to announce the release of Strengthen What Remains' newest effort, "Justice Creeps Slow," available everywhere June 9th. The label comments:
"Throughout their nonstop tour schedule over the past year (including two European runs), Strengthen What Remains crafted six new songs of potent, metallic-hardcore that once and for all prove their genuine steadfastness.
"Drawing influence from the likes of 100 Demons, All Out War, Figure Four, and Zao, this newest taste of Strengthen What Remain's musical direction will impress fans both new and old.
"Recorded by Corey Williams (Unified Right, Vices) and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Madball, Sheer Terror, Trapped Under Ice), Justice Creeps Slow is a brutal new direction for Florida’s heavy hitters, Strengthen What Remains."
Cover artwork for the album was handled by Dave Quiggle and the track listing will be as follows:
2. Rewriting the Past
3. On the Subject of Race
5. Belly of the Beast
6. Moral Majority More...
The last webisode leading up to the release of "Padmalotus," the third album from the Italian ritual psychedelic trio Nibiru, can be seen below. This video clip features the ghost track “Lingam,” with the band commenting:
“In Hinduism the lingam is the symbol of the god Shiva and the form in which he is most commonly worshiped. The phallic symbol is the main object of worship in Shaivite temples. This track, born from the eclectic mind of Nibiru, mixes industrial and tribal sounds. Gabriele Oltracqua, singer of Infection Code, Nibiru label mates, is the special guest on this song."
Due on May 18 via Argonauta Records, "Padmalotus" was recorded by Nibiru at Aadya’s Temple. The album was mixed and mastered by Emiliano “Pilloplex” Pilloni at Soundlab Studio in Settimo Torinese (Italy) and the track listing is:
4. Khem More...
Static Tension Recordings is pleased to announce the recent signing of California thrash outfit Tormenter.
The label will issue the previously self-released album "Prophetic Deceiver" in July. Static Tension Recordings CEO Kyle Stevens had the following to say about the signing:
"We are proud to announce La Puenta, CA's Tormenter to our ever expanding family of artists. Tormenter have built a large and loyal fan base in their home market and are now poised to build that fan base across North America. With melodic riffs and a sound that incorporates melodic thrash and death metal, Tormenter are poised to be your next favorite band!"
Listen to the track "Exile From Flesh" from "Prophetic Deceiver" in the SoundCloud player provided below. More...
The Obscene Extreme America mosh pit just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The festival takes place in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd, with the organizers issuing this statement about new confirmations:
"Fatal Flaw - Don’t get fooled by the band name! The only weakness these Montreal crustcore lunatics have is not being able to control the anger & ferocity that goes through their music. Raging crust punk is what you’ll get at OEF America and the only flaw possible is the lack of people in the mosh pit. Don’t make this happen, get your ass in the pit or you will feel the wrath of Fatal Flaw!
"The Drip - They're pissed off & ready to unleash the most barbaric grindcore the east-coast have ever witnessed. Washington State's The Drip deliver merciless fast-paced grind in a non stop onslaught of aggression & intensity. Get ready for a presentation of gruesome poetics while this modern grindcore band spread chaos through their blasting & unhealthy tunes.
"Noisem - Baltimore's Noisem will blast their vicious tunes in such a destructive velocity, it will feel like someone's shredding your fucking face with a cheesegrater. Formerly known as Necropsy, this young band's playing abrasive death metal at a lightning speed, destroying everything in its path. Be apart of the bestial birth of Noisem at OEF!!!
"Homewrecker - Things are going to get ugly at OEF America as Ohio's Homewrecker are back in Montreal with their grinding hardcore harmonies. They will show no mercy as they pummel your face with heavy as hell guitar riffs, punishing vocals & blistering fast drums!"
The previously announced lineup is as follows: More...
Three-piece death/thrash outfit Gremlin has remained mostly in the shadows since its formation in 2013. In that time, Gremlin has honed its sound into something fast, gritty, and raw, with delightfully obnoxious vocals and intense, infectious riffs.
You can download the band's self-titled, four-track demo release at Bandcamp here or stream the songs below. The track listing is:
1. Taboo Stew 02:19
2. Night of the Living Shred 02:09
3. Scream of the Crop 02:44
4. The Quantum Conundrum 03:17 More...
After releasing the March track "Nightmare's Reef," Meadows End now continues the one-track-a-month release schedule with "Heathen's Embrace" for April.
These tracks - one to be released at the beginning of each month - form the "Sojourn" album, that will be released together as one at the end of the year.
"Sojourn" is the third full-length album from the Swedish band, featuring cover artwork by Fredrik Burholm and mixing/mastering by Oscar Nilsson at Crehate Studios. More...
Today Neurosis confirms the band's invitation to perform at this year's upcoming installment of the massive Heavy Montréal Festival in Montréal, Quebec.
Neurosis will perform alongside the likes of The Devin Townsend Project, Sanctuary, Obscura, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation and more. The open air Heavy Montréal gala will overthrow Quebec's largest metropolis on August 7th - 9th, and Neurosis will take the stage on the opening night, Friday, August 7th.
Prior to the band's Heavy Montréal debut, Neurosis will make its return to the brutalizing Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend. Additional Neurosis live actions will be announced in the very near future.
5/24/2015 Edison Lot - Baltimore Maryland @ Maryland Deathfest
8/07/2015 Parc Jean Drapeau - Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal
After last year’s Metal United Down under - with 90 bands in total playing the event - this year the target is 100 separate bands.
This year's edition will take place in 18 cities across Australia on October 10th, and today the first 38 bands performing in Bendigo, Brisbane, Darwin, Nambour, Wodonga and Wollongong have been revealed. This first batch of bands includes:
Kyzer Soze, Holistic, Inhailed, Darkc3ll, Silent Knight, Antichrists Anonymous, BORC, Expulsed, Decryptus, Last 9 Days, Cement Pig, Evil Intent, Dead Light District, Chase the Ace, Obscure, Necron 99, Afterlight, I Met The Maker, Frayed And The Fallen, Daywalker, Undermine The Supremacy, Nescient, Misguided, Gutter Tactic, Exiled in Eden, Exist Within, Diminish The Gods, The Dirty Headbangers, Cyndustry, Necrostalgia, Skeletonized, Valanti, Roymackonkey, I The Burden, Under Duress, Almost Fallen, Tapestry, In Malice's Wake More...
Serbian thrash metal band Space Eater has released the group's first-ever live video entitled "Eating Space Alive."
The video was shot at a concert promoting the "Passing Through the Molech" album on November 1st, 2014 at Belgrade Youth Center.
Video editing was handled by Mina "Drumwitch" Petrovic, with audio production by Citadela Sound Production studio in Belgrade. Available below, the footage features all of "Passing Through The Molech" as well as songs from previous releases. More...
Deathronic - a one man project from Paris created by Amine Andalous O. - has released a new music video for "Anno 1423" taken from the 2013 album "Duality Chaos." The clip was directed by Milo Lee of 1000 Angels Production and can be seen below.
A few months after a limited release, the debut self-titled EP by Swiss metal entity Derivate will be repressed to be made available everywhere through the Black Bear Agency (Promethee) on CD and digital formats.
The EP was produced by Nicolas Haerri and the band itself at Ignition Production (Switzerland) and then mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Katatonia). You can stream all the tracks at SoundCloud or over at Spotify here. More...
Long Beach hard rock outfit Sunflower Dead will make its first trip overseas this summer supporting friends Snot on a 25-date European tour and cap it with performances opening two dates on Korn’s 20th anniversary shows in the United Kingdom in July.
Having recently completed tracking and mixing of a sophomore full-length album with the assistance of producers Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Godsmack, Mudvayne) and Mikey Doling (Snot, Gemini Syndrome), the band is tentatively eyeing a late Summer/Fall 2015 release of the effort. See the band live on these dates: More...
New England heavy metal quintet I.N.C. (Indestructible Noise Command) has released a music video for the track "Love like Napalm," taken from the "Black Hearse Serenade" album.
A lesson in DIY spirit, the video was written and directed by the band's own guitarist, Erik Barath, and his wife, Elena Paraskeva, for a total cost of under $200 (Stock video footage: $140, Carob syrup: $3.99, Red contact lenses: $15, Therapeutic mud: $8, White mask: $8.99). Check it out below.
I.N.C. is currently gearing up for its first local show in 25 years at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, Conn. on July 24th. More...
Texas metal band Royale just released a debut single titled "This Is My Life." The track was produced, mixed, and mastered by Wade Concienne (Like Monroe) and a video clip for the song is available below.
Bassist Tyler Larson also comments on the clip: "'This Is My Life' is all about the start of something we have always dreamed of."
“Keep your friends close, leave your enemies screaming in their grave:” a sentiment that embodies “Burn The Traitor,” the second video from Australian outfit Feed Her To The Sharks that can be seen below.
The track comes off the band’s album "Fortitude," produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, I Killed the Prom Queen) and available in stores and digitally everywhere now.
“As with all of our songs, we started writing 'Burn The Traitor' with a vision in our heads. The aim this time around was to make a crushing track that had a very intense and dark feel to it," says guitarist Kim Choo. “When we pitched this song to Jason Eshraghian (director), he immediately loved the song and came up with the idea for the music video. He really captured the darkness of this track and translated into the screen."
Bassist Rob Davies adds, "’Burn The Traitor’ is one of my favorite tracks from Fortitude. We really wanted to create a cinematic experience for the listener. After writing this song, we simply knew we had to compliment it with a music video." More...
Death metal outfit Sarpentra has joined the Occult Society Promotion roster, which comments on the band's latest album "Supernova" (available at iTunes here):
"Despite being their first release, the Russian combo Sarpentra owns great playing skills, proving their musical and lyrical maturity and professionalism. This is not simple music! 11 tracks of pure magic that will drive you in the illusionary void of nothingness.
"This album is a crucible of death metal riffs and Egyptian atmospheres, where technical riffs are perfectly melted with symphonic and ancient rythms. A solid bass sound and a penetrating Nergal style voice put this album directly on my top 10 albums of the year. Highly recommended for fans of Melechesh and Behemoth in the first place."
A lyric video clip for the song "War Anthem" can also be seen in the YouTube clip below. More...
Relapse Records is excited to share "Requiem For X," the first track from Goblin Rebirth's upcoming self-titled album (due out June 30th, 2015). The group features members of Italian film score figureheads Goblin and has made the new track available to stream below.
"The song is a prayer... It starts very sad, but it builds to become furious in the end," guitarist Giacomo Anselmi says. "It tells the story of the death of a goblin. Fabio (Pignatelli) arranged the entire song. A child was supposed to sing the whistle melody at the beginning, but we changed it -- we didn't want another 'School at Night.' It's unbelievable, a continuous crescendo until the song stops. That's the moment when X dies."
The album's track listing is:
1. Requiem For X
2. Back in 74
3. Book of Skulls
5. Evil In The Machine
8. Rebirth More...
Colombian melodic death / black metal band Eshtadur has began a fund raising campaign to support an upcoming full-length album and tour.
This will be the band's first official release since the award winning 2013 album "Stay Away From Evil and Get Close to Me" (AMS metal awards winner for best video clip and best album 2013). Eshtadur comments:
"This time we have everything we need to make the album of our lives, working with a producer in Canada... We're going to record a full quality album worthy of international level... ...We are working with great producers, people who have worked with 'Within The Ruins, The Sorrow, Mutiny Within' they are very professional..."
The band is offering many incentives to donate including an all new exclusive digital EP "XXX - special edition." This special and unique EP will feature five songs composed & recorded exclusively for donors that will not be found anywhere else. Donations start as low as $1 and range up to $100, some special items include t-shirts, posters, signed merchandise, and a cover song of your choice. More...
Baltimore's annual music festival, The Shindig, is shaping up to be more metal than in past years. The festival takes place on September 19, 2015 in Carroll Park, Baltimore, MD, and features Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Anthrax, Chevelle, and Helmet, among others. Check out the flier below:
German death/thrash act Dying Humanity just released the first music video for the new album "Deadened." Check out "I Am King" in the player below. "Deadened" is set to drop via Bastardized Recordings on June 12th and it marks the first album since 2011 ("Living on the Razor’s Edge").
Full details on the album are expected soon. Check out "I Am King" here:
Italian symphonic black metal act Darkend has completed the recordings for the group's third album, which will be entitled "The Canticle Of Shadows."
The album was mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance). The first pressing will be a limited edition, which will containing bonus tracks and some additional artwork. "The Canticle Of Shadows" feature guest performances by "some of the pillars of the old metal scene."
The details of the guest stars along with the release date will be revealed on another date. The cover artwork is shown below and the track list is as follows:
1. Clavicula Salomonis
2. Of The Defunct
3. A Precipice Towards Abyssal Caves (Inmost Chasm, I)
4. Il Velo Delle Ombre
5. A Passage Through Abysmal Caverns (Inmost Chasm, II)
6. Sealed In Black Moon And Saturn
7. Congressus Cum Dæmone More...
Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy premiered a new music video for the track "Stolen Life" over at Decibel Magazine's site at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the latest effort "War Eternal," which is out now via Century Media Records.
The band is currently trekking across Europe in support of the album. Remaining tour dates can be found over at this location.
Founder and guitarist Michael Amott comments: "I can't believe it's been almost a year since we released the 'War Eternal' album! Time flies when you're having fun huh?! We're just starting up our summer tour here in Europe and there's still a long way to go - we're booked up till Christmas! There has been such an amazing reaction to the new music and lineup and it is really keeping us motivated. Having Jeff Loomis out with us on the road is fantastic. A fine player and a true gentleman. I'm super happy that he could throw down a couple of leads on this new exciting version of 'Stolen Life', it really adds some new fire to the song. On our recent tour in Latin America we had the opportunity to film a video for our new single. It was a really good experience working with the talented Abysmo team and I'm more than happy with the end result! I look forward to seeing you all out there on the road..."
Check out "Stolen Life" here: More...
Austrian death metal act Epsilon released a lyric video for the new track "I Shall Feast On the Flesh of My Enemies." The song will appear on the sophomore LP "Zu Richten," which will be available on June 8th via Mighty Music.
The track list for the album is:
1. Explicit Enough?
2. Witness My Transformation Evisceration
3. I Shall Feast on the Flesh of My Enemies
4. Ein zarter Hauch von Menschlichkeit
5. Torn Apart by the Righteous Animals of This World
6. Nutzmensch Agonie
7. Can They Suffer?
8. Die Lebenden und die Toten
9. Im Namen Gottes
10. Die Schuld des Lebens
11. Die Erlösung der Menschheit More...
Italian gothic metal act SilentLie released a new music video for the track "Layers of Nothing." The song is the title track of the debut full length album, which was issued in mid-April via Bakerteam Records.
Check out the video here:
Norwegian progressive metal act Withem is in the studio tracking and recording the as of yet untitled sophomore release. The album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut "The Point of You." More information on the album is expected soon.
The band recently released a pro shot video of the entire performance at ProgPower USA performance from September 2014, which marked the band's U.S. debut. That video can be seen over at this location).
In the following videos, the band prepares drum, guitar and the latest - bass - recordings. More...
French death/thrash act Unsafe released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Enter Dark Places." The album is the band's fourth full length release and first since 2013's "Evilution." The album drops on July 3rd via Mighty Music/Target Group.
Additional details are expected soon. For now, check out the clip here:
Swedish reformed death metal unit, Centinex has released a new video for the track "Moist Purple Skin," which is taken from the band's 2014 comeback album, "Redeeming Filth," available via Agonia Records.
The band will perform a short string of selected tour dates this summer, including the following festivals:
June 12th: ROM - Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting Festival
June 26th: GER - Protzen - Protzen Open Air
July 1st: CZE - Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Festival
September 25th: SWE - Hultsfred - Mörkaste Småland Festival More...
Hailing from Nuremberg, Germany thrash metal veterans of Entera are celebrating their 25th anniversary with an upcoming new EP titled "The Pit Is Ours". The EP will be released as 7" vinyl ,hand numbered and limited to 500 pieces.
Check out now the new Lego stop-motion videoclip for the title track "The Pit Is Ours" below.
Carnal Forge have started working on a new album and has posted a short clip of new material from the upcoming record below. Recording details for the album have yet to be revealed.
Ok. Hehe is a long clip. /petriPosted by Carnal Forge on Saturday, May 2, 2015
States guitarist Petri Kuusisto: More...