Metal News for June 15, 2014
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7 news articles posted on this day.
Shoegaze black metal outfit Inaeris (which it would appear is unfortunately not a reference to Sephiroth's sword) has a new self-titled release out now.
You can buy a digital copy of the album at Bandcamp here, or stream the songs below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. The Merging 07:44
2. Hollow 10:04
3. White Sun 09:31
4. Flesh Into Earth 11:16
Kambrium is currently in the process of working on the follow-up to the "Dark Reveries" album (reviewed here), and today the band has also released footage from a recent festival appearance. The band comments:
"Hey Kambrium fans out there! For all of you who couldn't see us on the Break the Ground festival, here are some scenes from our gig there. Many thanks to Daniel Schöpp of the Break the Ground crew for filming!"
The Mexican one-man black metal band Toxocracia has a new track out today titled "De La Irrealidad," which can be heard below. You can also check out Toxocracia's previously released song "Mi Dama De Porcelana" over at this location.
Killitorous (discuss: is it meant to be a dinosaur as in killitorous-rex, is it a combination of kill and clitoris, or is it just "kill it or us" all run together as one word?) has a new track out today featuring Youri Raymond (Uhuman, ex-Cryptopsy). Killitorous comments:
"HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! - here is a BRAND NEW TRACK about dad's, fathers, and sons... enjoy 'George Costanza's Father's Son' and have a couple pints with your old man today!"
The track hails from the "Party, Grind" album, which has the following track listing:
1. Have You Found Jesus Yet Gump?
3. Fecal Fellatio
4. It’s Not Stanley, It’s Stan Lee (watch the video here)
5. George Costanza’s Father’s Son
6. What Do You Know About Ray Finkle?
7. ‘Til Death Do Us Party
8. Insanity as a Pathway to Fame and Fortune: The Life and Times of Gary Busey
9. No, Not The Bees!
10. Carving a totem pole a top blood mountain whilst enslaving the local mountain-folk population as cattle...
11. See You at the Party, Richter (Bonus Total Deathcore 666 Track)
De Profundis has released all four tracks from the upcoming "Frequencies" EP, including a cover of Death's "Crystal Mountain." Check out all the songs below.
The EP will be available to download for free starting on June 19th at the De Profundis Bandcamp page here.
Finland's Overhead wants you to take a short break from the Sunday festivities to contemplate the end of the world with a new track titled "Last Generation." Give it a listen in the YouTube player below.
So far this year, the Sunday Old School column has certainly been living up to the ambition of covering more bands from around the world, having for the first time featured bands from Greece (Rotting Christ,) Poland (Behemoth and Vader) and Belgium (Channel Zero) and so this week, we continue our global metal excavating by looking at a Portuguese band for the first time, one of the finest examples of gothic metal, Moonspell. Moonspell were formed in 1989 in Amadora, located in the North of Lisboa, initially under the moniker, Morbid God. In 1992, the group decided to change their name and got to work on new material, which they released in 1994 as part of their debut EP, "Under the Moonspell." The EP proved popular in the metal underground and impressed executives at Century Media Records enough that they offered the band a six album deal. It wasn’t long before the band had recorded their first full length effort, which was released in April 1995 under the title, "Wolfheart" and was considerably more in line with black metal than the gothic vibe which they would become known for.
Although the album was somewhat ignored by the metal media, it allowed the group to embark on a tour of Europe, during which guitarist, Mantus left the band, to be replaced by Ricardo Amorim. A new guitarist also meant a new style for Moonspell, who quickly adopted a gothic approach to their music, which they showcased on their sophomore album, "Irreligious," released in 1996. The album was a landmark for the band not only in terms of style change, but also their first single and music video for the song, "Opium," as well as some other Moonspell classics such as "Awake" and "Full Moon Madness," which has become the standard final song at the majority of Moonspell concerts. In addition to these personal successes, the band also found some commercial achievement when the record sold over ten thousand copies in their native Portugal. However, as with the cycle for "Wolfheart," the band would soon find themselves departing with another member, this time with bass player, Ares, whose fallout with the group was bad enough that lawsuits were soon brought into the mix. More...