Metal News for June 1, 2013
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Oliva, the solo project from legendary writer/musician/singer Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva's Pain/Savatage/T.S.O.), posted a lyric video for the new track "Father Time." The song appears on the upcoming album "Raise the Curtain," which is due for release on June 21, 2013 (EU) and July 2, 2013 (North America) via AFM Records.
The track listing and cover art for "Raise the Curtain" are as follows:
1. Raise The Curtain
2. Soul Chaser
3. Ten Years
4. Father Time
5. I Know
6. Big Brother
10. The Witch
11. Can’t Get Away
12. The Truth (Bonus Track)
Check out "Father Time" here: More...
Of Atlantis has teamed up with Bryan Stars Interviews to release a new lyric video for the single "Perceptions." Check it out below. The single was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Frank Shooflar at Bird Wazo Studio.
Finland's Exthenia has uploaded another track from the "Dominate the Wind" EP. Check out "Disappointment" in the player below, or listen to the previously posted song "Endless Path" at this location.
SA Metal has posted footage online of Texas act LaSanche performing "Beneath the Cold Azure Waves / Nihilism Supremacy" live at the Zombies Rock Bar on May 18th, 2013. Check out the footage below.
Finnish act Bill Skins Fifth has a new music video available online for the track "Perfect Circle," taken from the band's latest EP "For the Threat." Check it out below. The EP is available for ordering here and the track listing is as follows:
1. Spotlight Junkie
2. Perfect Circle
3. Impostors Of God
4. For The Threat
Croatia's Hesperian Death Horse has posted the full "Mrtav" album online for streaming. Give the album a listen through the YouTube clip below. Hesperian Death Horse is:
Dario Orac - guitars & vocals
Domagoj Zunic - bass & vocals
Sven Soric - guitars & vocals
Ivan Kukuljevic - drums More...
Dutch act Pelgrim has released a teaser trailer for the band's upcoming EP. Check out the teaser clip below. The band also comments:
"Pelgrim is a progressive metalcore band from the Netherlands, combining earth shattering screams, compelling rhythms and virtuoso guitar stylings to devastating effect. This group of young musicians is determined, if not certain, to make every riff count and pound out the full extent of their love for music during every performance. Being influenced by bands ranging from Textures to Emmure and from Porcupine Tree to Periphery, their music can undoubtedly be described as heavy as well as ambient. The main focus, however, is to make the ground shake with the organized mayhem that is metal! Pelgrim is ready. Are you?"
France's Checkmate has released a new music video for the track "Invictus," which is available below. For more info on Checkmate, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
We The Equinox has posted a new lyric video online for "Inception," which was created by Zack Williams Multimeda and can be viewed below. The track was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Jesse James Audio. To hear more from the band, check out the previously posted "Charlatan" single at this location.
Germany's Agathodaimon will release new album "In Darkness" this coming June 28, 2013 via Massacre Records.
The band is now streaming the album's title track online, which can be heard below.
Mystic Prophecy has now revealed the band's new album will be titled "Killhammer." The new album was recorded at the Prophecy and Music Factory Studios with singer R.D. Liapakis once again sitting in the producer's chair. Fredrik Nordström (Hammerfall, In Flames, Arch Enemy) is responsible for the mix at the Studio Fredman in Sweden.
The band has now revealed the album's cover artwork, created by Uwe Jarling. Check it out below. R.D. Liapakis comments on the album as follows: "After 12 years and 7 albums we are ready to release our 8th album. 'Killhammer' will be a metal masterpiece with a wall of sound, loud guitars straight in your face and without compromises!"
The new album is due out this coming September 27th, 2013 via Massacre Records. More...
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce that Hollow (Montreal qualifying) and Crimson Shadows (Toronto semi-final) have advanced from their battling rounds.
Hollow will perform at next week's Montreal semi-final on June 7th at Katacombes with Dissension, Trainwreck Architect, Fallstaf, & Crosstitution, where two bands will move on to join Crimson Shadows at the national final in Toronto on June 22nd at the Opera House.
The final will see two Toronto semi-finalists and two Montreal semi-finalists along with a wild card band compete for one to rule them all at Wacken 2013 this summer.
The next semi-final in Toronto will be on June 7th at the Rivoli along with the Montreal semi-final on June 7th at Katacombes . All bands will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.
Check out the battle chart over at Scene Magazine.
In additional news, Toronto's skrap metal innovators Final Trigger have been announced as the special guest band to perform at this year's Wacken Metal Battle Canada final. The band recently returned from their USA tour with Mushroomhead and will be releasing their new album "Skrap Metal Vol. II" on Boonsdale Records on July 9th. Their first single/music video 'Face It' can be viewed at YouTube.
New York's Dyed in Grey has released new album "The Abandoned Part," which is now available for streaming online at Bandcamp or through the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Another Obsession 01:49
2. An Excerpt of Nothing 05:08
3. Blackened Me 06:15
4. Filth 03:55
5. Sphere of Light 06:34
6. Fields of Govan 05:16
7. DeadHead 04:24
8. Skyload 04:34
9. The Abandoned Part 07:04 More...
After the release of its debut album, "Resolution," back in March, Chosen has received many inquiries on the possibility of an upcoming tour. The Irish extreme metallers weighed in the pros and cons of touring as an independent band. Read on for the band's decision.
"It’s been a couple of months since we released 'Resolution' to the public and one particular subject that has surfaced in comments and interviews is whether we will be playing live. As a quick perusal of our previous gig dates attests, touring is something we have experience of and it’s something we've never ruled out from ever happening again. However, considering all the risks involved and the nature of the underground live music scene being completely flooded with gigging bands, we have seriously questioned the (in)sanity of trying to organise a tour for this album.
"Obviously, there are people out there who would love to see us perform and we are humbled by such requests. But touring, on an independent level such as ours, is likely to invite more complications and stress into our lives than the pleasure of another ‘working holiday’ in a foreign land, playing to audiences, could ever compensate for. We’re not strictly anti-touring, by any means, as it really can be a fun experience when the circumstances are right. But all too often it leads to burn-out, line-up changes and even breakups, as we once discovered. More...
Los Angeles based My Ruin has announced the band will be streaming new album "The Sacred Mood" for 1 week starting Saturday, June 1st through Saturday, June 8th. The full streaming of all 10 tracks will be exclusively via the band's Soundcloud page.
"The Sacred Mood" is set for release on Tuesday, June 11th via iTunes & Amazon and the band also recently released a teaser video, available below. The teaser was created by Tor Burrows of Notorious Design and features studio & live footage along with artwork by Manchester, UK based artist Kayleigh Brookes of The Little Room at House of Brookes who designed the My Ruin’s new album cover.
Produced by My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy along with longtime friend Joel Stooksbury, "The Sacred Mood" was recorded at Soundtrack Black Studio in the hills of East Tennessee where My Ruin previously recorded "A Southern Revelation." The band comments:
"The atmosphere of the new album is heavily drenched in the heat of the South where it was recorded and fueled by insomnia filled nights in Los Angeles where it was written. 'The Sacred Mood' is a subtle reinvention for My Ruin. In an industry that is ever changing, we're not a band who pays attention to the current trends. We've found our sound and we simply do what we do while staying true to our roots. I think our fans appreciate our integrity and we appreciate our fans. We offered the last album as a free download where people could donate to the band if they wanted and it was a great success but we are taking a different approach with our new album which we are self releasing once again. Unfortunately, we have learned over time that most record labels are not for us and we seem to do better on our own as a DIY independent band which is what we have always been, today more than ever with our eighth album 'The Sacred Mood' as a testament to our staying power and dedication to our music." More...
Casket of Cassandra is currently offering three tracks for streaming/download, which can be heard in the player below, and the band also comments:
"Solitaria is now available for FREE download! Along with two other songs that weren't on Embracing the Void. We have a pay option as well all money will be going toward our summer tour and you can put in whatever money you would like! Head over to Bandcamp now to get your limited digital bundle." More...