Metal News for May 8, 2014
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Melotov Records today announces the July 22nd release of Vices' debut full-length, "New Breed."
From Jacksonville, Florida, Vices take swamp vibes and bluesy guitar solos and jam them into ferocious hardcore punk songs. As Decibel Magazine put it recently, "Vices play hardcore with a blues rock edge [that] will make you want to go smash liquor bottles down by the creek."
"New Breed" was produced by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip) and the album follows a self-released 2012 EP, "The Out Crowd Blues." Catch the band live on these dates:
May 8 - Jacksonville, FL @ 818 Clay Street
May 11 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Dog House
May 12 - Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo's
May 13 - New Orleans, LA @ Culture Bar
May 14 - Houston, TX @ Mangos
May 15 - Dallas, TX @ Taqueria Pedritos
May 16 - Austin, TX @ 1808 Annex
May 17 - San Antonio, TX @ Poorcore HQ
May 18 - Lubbock, TX @ Depot Oyster Bar
May 19 - Gallup, NM @ Industry Gallery
May 20 - Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
May 22 - Lemon Grove, CA @ Copa Cabana
May 23 - Murietta, CA @ The Dial
May 24 - La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY
May 25 - Fresno, CA @ The CYC
May 28 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
May 29 - Everett, WA @ The Cut
May 30 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder
May 31 - Laramie, WY @ Babe Haus
Jun 1 - Denver, CO @ Sidewinders
Jun 4 - Kansas City, MO @ Daveys Uptown
Jun 5 - St Louis, MO @ Cafe Ventana
Jun 6 - Conway, AR @ Greenwood Studio
Jun 8 - Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggos North
Jun 9 - Jackson, MS @ Rampage Skatepark
Jun 10 - Columbus, GA @ The Plughouse More...
Eden Circus has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records, and the label had this to say about the band:
"Eden Circus' musical roots reach down to the nineties and they sound like modern postmetal, postrock and progrock bands. They're aware of that and don't intend to avoid it.
"Eden Circus are complex, with a distinct affinity for technical details. At the same time they try to make music that would work even without the details. Eden Circus are angry and opulent, solemn and with a knack for kitsch. they laugh about it, and yet it happens anyways. No holding back – when they're on stage and pathos and anger makes them smile, they know it was the right way to go. The band's music is inspired by every art that touched them. They play around with these influences until something new evolves, something good.
"In the years after the band's formation, Eden Circus chose an unusual path. No concerts, no releases. The creative process – trial and error, the gathering of ideas – was more important than the urge to perform on stage. The band in its present state used to only exist in it's members' imagination, there was no musical guideline to be followed. Every single member was also engaged in other musical projects that were not without significance, yet lacked longevity. More...
Following a full decade off the grid, San Francisco-based noise/sludge rock trio, The Cutthroats 9, marks its proud re-invasion of the human population once again in 2014, confirming a new spew of tour dates as well as a brand new LP set for release in June. The following press release was issued about the band's return:
"Blending earthy bends and cool, organic harmonics into the bed of foundation-crumbling low-end swagger and massive amplification, Dissent brings The Cutthroats 9 back into the mix in massive style with seven slamming new tracks. With longtime skinsmasher Will Carroll (Old Granddad, Death Angel) returning to the lineup, and the addition of bassist Tony Baumeister (-16-, Aeges) joining founding guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer (Unsane, Celan), Dissent was recorded and mixed at Louder Studios with producer Tim Green (Melvins, Bikini Kill, Dystopia, The Fucking Champs, Wolves In The Throne Room) where the band recorded their 2000-released self-titled debut LP, bringing everything full-circle fifteen years later."
The "Dissent" B-side opener, "Dissension," is now playing now below, courtesy of Cvlt Nation. The LP is due out June 3rd, with a CD release coming via Reptilian Records on June 24th, and the track listing is as follows: More...
Philadelphia-based Nothing is excited to share a three part series of track-by-track commentary videos in which the band sheds light on the songwriting and recording process that birthed the debut LP "Guilty of Everything."
The album is out now via Relapse Records, and the band is headed out on tour with bands including Pelican, Youth Code, Superheaven, and Whirr. Dates are available after the jump.
As the release of the sophomore LP from New York City's melancholic sludge metal faction Serpentine Path grows ever closer, with the disturbing "Emanations" now less than three weeks from its street date of May 27th, the band has leaked another song from the album.
Bow, pray, and accept defeat at the "House Of Worship" below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
Invisible Oranges and Signature Riff have also this week announced a record release show for "Emanations." Set to take place subsequent to the album's release on June 21st at The Acheron in Brooklyn, the evening will mark the second-ever Serpentine Path live performance, and is not to be missed for all seekers of grime, corruption and decimating amplification.
The new album's track listing is as follows:
After the teaser promised goose prostitution mayhem and even less savory elements, the new Rectum Raiders music video is finally online!
The band's rendition of Benny Benassi's "Satisfaction" was directed by Nicky-Bob van Beijnen & Loran von Liebenstein and can be seen below, complete with it's horrifying money-shot happy ending. You've been warned.
Providence, Rhode Island-based Fucking Invincible and Atomic Action! Records have dispatched the first public lashing from the band's upcoming debut LP, "It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better." Hear the "Dead Dogs" track below courtesy of Lambgoat.com.
Comprised of musicians who've collectively spent time in Daughters, Dropdead, Soul Control, Sweet Jesus and others, Fucking Invincible specializes in creating hardcore/powerviolence akin to Infest, Capitalist Casualties, Black Army Jacket, C.R., Dropdead and Despise You.
With fourteen rabid anthems jammed into a fifteen-minute shock-and-awe campaign, "It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better" rages with the act's most intensified sonic torment yet.
The worldwide release date of "It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better" has been confirmed for July 15th, the album to be released digitally and on 12" vinyl. Atomic Action! Records. The track listing is as follows: More...
Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-T.S.O.) announced that his next solo album will be entitled "Electric Wake." The album is set for release this in late June via Rat Pak Records, but the exact date has not yet been announced. Pre-orders will be available available starting next week.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Burning Time
3. Electric Wake
4. Turn To Stone
5. My Shadow
6. Not You Not Me
8. Ritual Damage
9. Sleepless Mountain
10. The Others
12. Tainted Nation (Bonus Track)
13. Total Eclipse (Iron Maiden Cover) (Bonus Track) More...
Repetitor, the Serbian post-punk power trio, will soon be embarking on an 18-day long European tour to promote latest release, "Dobrodošli na okean."
From May 9th onwards, Repetitor will visit & rock Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Croatia. Catch the band live:
09.05.2014 @ Koper, Figa Rock Bar (SI)
10.05.2014 @ Verona, Interzona (IT)
11.05.2014 @ Zurich, Klubi (CH)
13.05.2014 @ Freiburg, White Rabbit (DE)
14.05.2014 @ Mannheim, JUZ (DE)
15.05.2014 @ Rotterdam, Worm (NL)
16.05.2014 @ Leiden, Cultuur Barbaar (NL)
17.05.2014 @ Amsterdam, OCCII (NL)
18.05.2014 @ NL, tba
20.05.2014 @ Berlin, West Germany (DE)
21.05.2014 @ Wroclay, Lykend (PL)
22.05.2014 @ Brno, Boro Klub (CZ)
23.05.2014 @ Wien, Fluc (AT)
24.05.2014 @ Kamnik, MC Kotlovnica (SI)
26.05.2014 @ Zagreb, Gricevanje (HR) More...
Apostasy Records has issued the following brief statement about inking a deal with The Duskfall:
"We are honored to announce that melodic death metal heavyweight The Duskfall has just become part of the Apostasy Records Family.
"The band around mastermind Mikael Sandorf (known from Gates Of Ishtar) will release its fifth album worldwide via Apostasy Records. Listen to the demo-teaser below and prepare for something huge!"
The Duskfall consists of:
Magnus Klavborn – Vocals
Mikael Sandorf – Guitars
Ronny Edlund – Guitars
Kim Bjäle – Bass
Fredrik Andersson – Drums More...
Available now from Poland's blastmasters at Selfmadegod Records is the first new full-length from Boston's Psycho in twenty-two years... behold the blazing barbarianism of "Chainsaw Priest."
The full album is now available online and can be heard below, and you can pick up your own copy of the album at this location. Selfmadegod Records comments:
"Psycho has been shredding their way through the population since 1981. Formed as a punk band, the material simply grew faster and more extreme until it became the high-speed grind/thrash mutation their extensive discography of EPs, splits and albums reflects, never following current trends, nor trying to make it sound technical. The band's discography stretches back to 1982 with the release of their debut 12" 8 Song EP, followed one year later by the Son of 8 Song EP 7" EP.
"Three years later they released their debut LP, Hosebags From Hell, two years later the You Love Us... You Hate Us... LP and then four years later the legendary 10" picture disc LP, Riches and Fame, was unleashed upon the masses. Several EPs and splits with Anal Cunt, Agathocles, Meat Shits, Out Cold, Rot, Nasum and more would drop throughout the '90s. After a twelve year stretch of silence, in 2008 Psycho released a double LP collection of early studio recordings as well as a self-titled CD/DVD. Selfmadegod released their The Grind Years compilation CD in 2010, after which the band dropped two limited 7" EPs before setting up to record their first new LP in over two decades, Chainsaw Priest.
"Cranking out seventeen new tracks in under twenty-nine minutes, Chainsaw Priest delivers a lethal dose of rampant, fierce grindpunk of the stripped-down, frantic variety, yet it's not without its mid-paced calculated killing sprees. Old-school, simplistic and more punk than metal, the tracks PSYCHO delivers here are quite potent in contrast to many of the overproduced and metallic guttural grindcore acts of the modern breed. It's creepier that way. The album even closes with a scathing cover of the Plasmatics' 'Want You.' Diehards of Agathocles, S.O.B., Unseen Terror, Pungent Stench, Unholy Grave and most stripped and ripped punk/grind acts out there should no doubt tie on a smock and get ready to rock, and rip the guts out of everything in sight to Chainsaw Priest." More...
Mallcore outfit Youth In Revolt has a new lyric video out now for the track "There For You," which is taken from the impending "Love Is A Liar's Game" EP, due out June 17th and available for pre-order at this location.
Youth In Revolt is gearing up for a national tour with For All I Am, Chasing Safety, and Cursed Sails. The band recently performed at the Launch Music Conference and is set to perform at the 2014 Skate & Surf Festival later this month.
Invisible Oranges has premiered Hush.'s "Solus," the opening track off the band's debut full-length, "Unexist." Give it a listen below.
Hailing from Albany, Hush. includes former and current members of From Ashes Rise, Self Defense Family, and Endicott.
The debut album, "Unexist," was mixed by Kowloon Walled City frontman Scott Evans (Old Man Gloom, Ladder Devils) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Tragedy). It is set for a June 24th release via the band. The track listing is as follows:
2. Eater of All Things
3. We Left Like Birds
4. Infinite Recursion
5. Waves of Exultation
7. Splendor More...
Northeastern Ohio's villainous Homewrecker is about to lay waste to a plethora of U.S. cities on a three-week trek out to Seattle, Washington's Rain Fest.
This week, Homewrecker will take death metal-infused hardcore mayhem out to eighteen venues on a clockwise path of demolition, beginning in Evansville, Indiana on May 10th. Discourse will take part in the entire trek, with Backtrack and Holy Land joining the mayhem from Rain Fest through the end of the run.
Over recent weeks, Homewrecker wrapped up the tracking for upcoming second LP, "Circle of Death." Final details will be sorted over the coming weeks, and the album will be released late this Summer, once again via A389.
5/10/2014 The Hatch - Evansville, IN
5/11/2014 The Forge - Birmingham, AL
5/12/2014 Rampage Skatepark - Jackson, MS
5/13/2014 Taqueria Pedritos - Dallas, TX
5/14/2014 The Korova - San Antonio, TX
5/15/2014 Gasworks - Albuquerque, NM
5/16/2014 The Studio - Phoenix, AZ
5/17/2014 Aladdins Jr - Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest (early show) w/ In Cold Blood
5/18/2014 The CYC - Fresno, CA
5/19/2014 RBU - Davis, CA
5/20/2014 Fort Ryland - Reno, NV
5/21/2014 Slabtown - Portland, OR
5/23-25/2014 Neumos - Seattle, WA @ Rain Fest
5/26/2014 Radio Rondevoo - Twin Falls, ID w/ Backtrack, Holy Land
5/27/2014 Shred Shed - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Backtrack, Holy Land
5/28/2014 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Backtrack, Holy Land
5/29/2014 The Obec - Springfield, MO w/ Backtrack, Holy Land
5/30/2014 Legends - Cincinnati, OH w/ Backtrack, Holy Land More...
Pagan black metal outfit Zgard today premieres the new track "Underworld Bells," which can be heard below, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
The song is the closing track to Zgard's forthcoming "Contemplation," set for international release on June 23rd through Svarga Music. The album will be released in a regular jewel-case CD version and a digipack version limited to 100 copies. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"For the past four years, one-man Ukrainian band Zgard has been patiently developing an intensely personal vision of pagan-oriented black metal. Now, with the release of fourth album Contemplation, Zgard mastermind Yaromisl has perfected his craft, showing a rawer yet no-less-grandiose side that vividly illustrates the Carpathian mysticism at the heart of that craft. Compared to its celebrated predecessors, 2012's Reclusion and 2013's Astral Glow, Zgardhere go for an atmosphere that's less cosmic and more organic, stirring both bloodlust and majesty within the listener as Yaromisl guides each of the seven tracks along an epic path. As always, the native folk touches are at the forefront but never threaten to overwhelm. As a title, then, Contemplation is more than fitting."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Through the Forest
3. Incarnation Memory
4. Wedge of Cranes
7. Underworld Bells More...
In addition to joining the Vans Warped Tour, I The Breather has now announced the street date for new album "Life Reaper." Check out the cover artwork below, and you can pick up a copy of "Life Reaper" this coming July 15th, 2014.
Chronographs has been busy recording three new singles at The Ladder Factory in Swindon, U.K.
Today the band has posted drum tracking footage from the recording process, which can be seen below. You can also hear the previously posted song "The Hunter" at this location.
Progressive/experimental metal solo project Peculate has just released a new music video for the single "Middle of the Railroad," which consists of 5 minutes of mathcore meeting jazz and samba.
The Modern Age Slavery has released a new music video for "Icon Of A Dead World," which is now available below courtesy of MetalSucks.net.
"Icon Of A Dead World" was directed by Matteo Ermeti & Federico Di Corato and is taken from the album "Requiem For Us All." Pick up your copy over at this location.
Today, the doom/psych alchemists in Opium Warlords premiere the new track "The Self-Made Man" at Metal Hammer magazine's website. Check it out below.
The song hails from Opium Warlords' forthcoming "Taste My Sword of Understanding," set for international release May 30th via Svart Records and following previous release "We Meditate Under The Pussy In The Sky" (reviewed here). The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Sadness Of Vultures
2. The Land Beyond The Pole
3. The Self-Made Man
4. The God In Ruins
5. The Solar Burial
6. Mount Meru
7. This Place Has Been Passed
8. Manisolas From Misandria
9. In Melancholy Moonless Acheron More...
Candlelight Records today confirms June 10th as the North American release date (May 26th European) for "Healing Through Fire."
Produced by Mark Daghorn, the re-issue includes two live bonus tracks taken from the band’s studio performance at BBC’s famous Maida Vale studio in London for the Radio One Rock Show in August 2007. The album will be available for pre-order via ITunes beginning May 20th and is available for physical pre-order now at Candlelight’s official web store.
Originally released in 2007, "Healing Through Fire" was issued via Sanctuary Records. The album closed a 3 year recording gap for the band and would be the only album the quartet would release for Sanctuary.
Talking with The Aquarian Weekly’s JJ Koczan in 2011, vocalist Ben Ward noted, “it would have been nice to play for our US fans and promote Healing Through Fire, but for some reason or another, it just never materialized.” Orange Goblin would not return to America until 2011; the tour put together to promote the release of a limited 5 CD box set released by Rise Above/Metal Blade Records. It was during The Aquarian Weekly interview that Ward enthusiastically said, “we’re finally going to get the opportunity to play the material from Healing Through Fire for American audiences. We’re going to go out and play four or five songs off that record for the crowd.” More...
Budapest, Hungary-based outfit Blind Myself has released a new official music video for "Mindenkit un valaki," which can be seen below. Blind Myself consists of:
Gergely Toth - Vocals
Greg Sweet - Guitar
Istvan Horvath - Guitar, Backup Vox
Valentin Jankai - Drums
Balazs Ferich - Bass
Noneuclid's "Metatheosis" album - featuring members of Obscura, Triptykon, and Dark Fortress - has officially been released and can now be downloaded on a name-your-price basis at Bandcamp here. The "Metatheosis" track listing is as follows:
1. Paranoid Alkaloid 07:12
2. Cult of One 04:42
3. Buried Forever 07:03
4. Across The Mist Of Broken Glass 06:09
5. Into The Light, Pt. I 06:13
6. Into The Light, Pt. II 04:28
7. Into The Light, Pt. III 03:50
8. The Black Plague Of The Soul 07:49
9. To The Zombievores 03:56
10. None So Lucid 16:25 More...
Unvisioned has released a new track online titled "A Prophets Perdition," which can be heard below, and the band comments:
"Here it is! This is our first release from our new album 'The Exhuming.' We put everything we had into this one and could not thank Bill Terrill, Eyal Levi, and John Douglass for all the hard work they put into this album as well. Please help spread the word and share with all your friends!" More...
Check out Mamont's new video for "Airborne" below, which comes off the EP "The Valleys Below."
The clip features footage from Mamont's Spanish tour earlier this year and was edited by Karl Adolfsson.
Vinyl editions of the EP "The Valleys Below" can be ordered via Napalm Records here.
Louisville outfit Johari has issued the following announcement about releasing a new self-titled album:
"Bam - the album has been released! The album is featured on Bandcamp, meaning it will be available in its entirety for your listening pleasure sans purchase, but if you really want to help us out... you can always buy it (the faster we reimburse ourselves for this release, the faster we can make another one!)
"Additionally, once we start selling physical copies and merchandise on our website... all purchases will come with a free digital download of the album so you can be sure you'll be getting a copy one way or another!
"Regardless, we want to thank everyone so much for supporting us while we worked on this new album... we went dark for nearly an entire year while we rebuilt ourselves, and it feels so good to finally see our hard work taking shape. We're so excited for the future, and I assure all of you... this is only the beginning."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Fluttershy is Best Pony 03:57
2. Alternate Ending 03:34
3. Zealot 03:19
4. Fight Me IRL 03:06
5. Ghost in the Machine 03:30
6. Douche Canoe 03:17 More...
After a massive fan uproar occurred when new single "Cusp of Eternity" and pre-orders for Opeth's 11th album "Pale Communion" didn't materialize as promised on May 6th, Roadrunner Records has now finally issued this announcement online:
"We want new Opeth just as badly as you do, here's an official statement regarding 'Pale Communion:' Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced that the release of their highly anticipated eleventh studio album, 'Pale Communion' has been reslated for August 26th."
"Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the release of ‘Pale Communion’ has indeed been pushed back to late August,” commented Opeth frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt. “Several circumstances prevented the band from delivering essential tools to Roadrunner in time which are needed to set up the album release properly and release schedule conflicts made us mutually decide on August instead of June.”
“Pale Communion,” which was produced by the band’s very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, will be heralded by the lead single, “Cusp of Eternity” and available for pre-order starting Tuesday, June 3rd (assuming this same thing doesn't happen again). More...
Italian folk metal act Elvenking is streaming the new trak "Moonbeam Stone Circle" from the new album "The Pagan Manifesto." The album drops in Europe tomorrow (May 9th) and releases on May 27th in the USA via AFM Records.
The track list for the album is:
1. The Manifesto
2. King of the Elves
3. Elvenlegions (see music video)
4. The Druid Ritual of Oak
5. Moonbeam Stone Circle
6. The Solitaire
7. Towards the Shores
8. Pagan Revolution
9. Grandier's Funeral Pyre
10. Twilight of Magic
11. Black Roses for the Wicked One
12. Witches Gather
Check out "Moonbeam Stone Circle" here: More...
Legendary German power metal act Grave Digger posted a snippet of the new track "Season of the Witch" over at Napalm Records' pre-order page at this location (also heard in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming new release "Return of the Reaper," which is set to drop on the following release schedule:
July 11th: G/A/S FIN & Benelux
July 14th: UK & Rest of Europe
July 15th: USA/CAN
July 16th: ESP/SWE/NOR
The track list for the album is:
1. Return of the Reaper
2. Hell Funeral
3. War God
4. Tattooed Rider
5. Resurrection Day
6. Season of the Witch
7. Road Rage Killer
8. Dia de los Muertos
9. Satan's Host
10. Grave Desecrator
11. Death Smiles at All of Us
12. Nothing to Believe
Check out the preview clip here: More...
It's no secret that the members of Anubis Gate are great at what they do. In 2009, they won a Danish Metal Award for Best Production for their album, "The Detached," and were nominated for another two (Best Album and Best Cover Artwork). Their last album, self-titled (reviewed here), brought them even more critical acclaim and a rave review from us. Further, their latest effort, released just in April, entitled "Horizons" (reviewed here) also received high acclaim and another rave review from us. Capturing the eyes of the progressive metal genre with each release has always been Anubis Gate's style, although the concepts at play behind their lyrics may require some extra explaining.
Fortunately, much like their attention to background soundscapes, the band took some time to focus on and reveal the concepts and background of the songs themselves, as well as some of their feelings about them. Drummer Morten Gade Sørensen, bassist/vocalist Henrik Fevre, Guitarist Kim Olesen, and guitarist Michael Bodin sound off below. More...