Metal News for June 16, 2013
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Decaying recently released new album "The Last Days of War," and now the full album is available for streaming online. Check it out at Bandcamp here or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
2. Code Name Overlord
3. The Ardennes Offensive
5. The Last Days Of War
7. El Alamein
8. The Pacific More...
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Steel Panther has posted a special Father's Day message online, since any given member of the band might be your actual father given everyone they slept with in the '80s.
Check out the heartwarming message below. And the best thing you can give your metal dad for father's day? Please convince your mom to drop the claim for child support.
Cadaveria has checked in with the following announcement about re-releasing "The Shadows' Madame:"
"Black Tears is proud to announce they have reached an agreement with Cadaveria for the reissue of 'The Shadows’ Madame' album. Released in 2002, the cult album that marked the beginning of Cadaveria career, has become extremely rare by now. So it’s time to make it available again to all fans. This new issue, proposed with a brand new layout, is completely remastered and it contains songs such as 'Spell' and 'Circle of Eternal Becoming' that have become classic hits of the band.
"The release of 'The Shadows’ Madame' reissue is scheduled for July 16th, 2013 and it will be distributed by Black Tears Mailorder and Masterpiece Distribution. Below, to refresh fans memory, is the full track list."
2. Declaration of Spiritual Independence
3. In Memory of Shadows’ Madame
4. Circle of Eternal Becoming
5. The Magic Rebirth
6. Black Glory
7. Absolute Vacuum More...
Today, French-Canadian stronghold of black metal mysticism Sepulchral Productions announces July 9th as the international release date for Gris' "À l’âme enflammée, l’äme constellée… " The track listing and artwork can be found below, and the label also comments:
"Five-and-a-half years after the unforgettable Il Était Une Forêt album and after the Miserere Luminis project, Gris resume their trip with their highly anticipated third album, À l’âme enflammée, l’äme constellée… - and once again, a masterpiece is born. Featuring two symmetric parts for a total of 80 minutes, the 2CD À l’âme enflammée, l’äme constellée… sees the duo of Icare and Neptune integrate more of the classical and acoustic parts displayed by the last track of their second album into their unique, melancholic black metal. A painfully beautiful album in any language, which will be available in both the regular 2CD version and in a six-panel double-digipack version limited to 500 copies."
2. Les forges
7. Seizième prière
9. Une épitaphe de suie
10. Nadir More...
Pest has premiered a third song from the new full-length album "The Crowning Horror," coming out June 18th in Europe and 9th of July in North America on Agonia Records.
The song "Devil's Mark" is streaming now at CVLT Nation here. The full album's track listing is:
1. The Funeral Hours
2. A Face Obscured By Death (streaming here)
3. Volcanic Eyes (streaming here)
4. Devil’s Mark
6. The Abomination of the God
7. Thirteen Chimes
9. The Crowning Horror
10. Eternal Curse
Victory Records’ Summer 2013 music sampler is now streaming on YouTube. Check it out in the player below.
The Summer sampler features Counterpart’ newest single "Wither" from upcoming album, "The Difference Between Hell And Home," along with new tracks from These Hearts and Erimha. The track track listing is:
1. TEAR OUT THE HEART – “Infamous Las Words”
2. SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE – “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard”
3. THE BUNNY THE BEAR – ”In Like Flynn”
4. TERROR – “Hard Lessons”
5. CONTINENTS – “Idle Hands”
6. THESE HEARTS – ”Miserable”
7. AS THEY BURN – “Dream Collapse”
8. CLOSE YOUR EYES – “Valleys”
9. EMMURE – “Protoman”
10. SEEKER – “She” (DEMO)
11. COUNTERPARTS – “Wither”
12. FALL CITY FALL – “Lovebirds”
13. THE ROYALTY – “Won’t Be Long”
14. SILVERSTEIN – “Smashed Into Pieces”
15. HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS – “Ohio Is For Lovers”
16. ERIMHA – “Verdict Of The Soul” More...
A new 7" split between Unaussprechlichen Kulten and Godless (Chile) is now being released courtesy of Iron Bonehead Productions. The cover artwork and track listing can be found below, and the following press release was also issued:
"From the barbaric metal hotbed of Chile comes two of its most fiery cults, Unaussprechlichen Kulten and Godless, united in demonancy on a split 7". Courtesy of Iron Bonehead Productions, both bands offer here an exclusive trademark cut of the flesh: Unaussprechlichen Kulten hammering away with haunting filth and dissonant despair, Godless world-eating with an ominous cyclone of disgust and depravity. Ancient and unbowed, drink deep the black blood shed by these blades!"
Side A: Azathoth, Azazel, Azoth (Unaussprechlichen Kulten)
Side B: Ontomorsophia (Godless) More...
After 21 years, Florida-based death metal/industrial act Paineater - consisting of duo Mark Odechuck (vocals) and Bob White (all music) - has started an IndieGoGo campaign to release all of the band's early material on vinyl. The campaign can be found here and Paineater comments:
"This is your opportunity to get all the early recordings properly released. This LP will contain the 2 demos + four other songs that were never released to the public. The record will come with a full color cover, hand numbered.
"No one is charged a dime until the $2500 is raised. Also, anyone who contributes will get to download all the recordings (unmastered) even if we do not reach the $2500 goal. Please spread the word to all your friends. BTW, if you get enough friends to go in with you, you could get the record cheaper by pooling the money and doing a higher contribution.
"This record will NOT be available for distribution OR in record stores! Unless they contribute to the campaign prior to August 6th." More...
The Ancient Crypts demo "Devoured by Serpents" has just seen international release via Iron Bonehead Productions, and you can stream two tracks from the demo below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Ancient Crypts may be a new name, but this Chilean cult includes scene veterans from such revered bands as Unaussprechlichen Kulten and Invincible Force. Unmistakably South American in its humid, hellish intensity, Ancient Crypt's Devoured by Serpents demo ravages and conquers, defiles and reviles, reverent of the ancient Metal of Death whilst often dragging the decibels down into doom-entrenched muck. Pressed on a pro-printed cassette by Iron Bonehead Productions, Devoured by Serpents is but the opening chapter to a horrible story..."
The track listing is:
1. Deep Into The Ancient Crypts
2. Between The Mortuary Remains
3. Devoured By Serpents
4. Procession To Nyarlathotep More...
Thrash act Engine Driven Cultivators is currently working on an upcoming fourth full-length album, which is due for release in 2014. In the mean time, the band has posted the preceding three albums online for streaming.
Irish act Castero will be releasing new album "Revolutions" at the end of the month, and now the band has posted a new track from the album online. Check out "He Must Rule" in the Bandcamp player provided below, or find more info on the band at Facebook here. More...
Manilla Road has roots as old as most of the NWOBHM bands that helped define heavy metal as we know it. Somewhat under the radar, the group didn’t popularize metal to the extent of Mercyful Fate, Venom, Iron Maiden and Manowar. However, as noted by the die-hard fans, knowledge fans who attended the group’ rare performance on the last night of Chaos in Tejas 2013, Manilla Road surely put its stamp on heavy metal. One fan pointed out how the group influenced Candlemass and even held the door open for Candlemass to enter this world.
Manilla Road’s reluctance to tour surely kept them out of the above bands’ spotlight. They are a cult act. It was for this very reason many showed up for tonight’s show. Red 7’s dual stages offered a tremendous package with Texas’ own USBM instigators Absu playing on the indoor stage. The night was spent walking back and forth between the two stages. The indoor stage’s overcrowding mixed with humid temperatures resulted in, what felt like, a twenty-degree temperature difference. More...
Earache Records is without a doubt one of the biggest record labels in metal music. They made their name by signing some of the best extreme bands around, but also branched out into more experiemental areas at times, including with today's featured band, Fudge Tunnel. Fudge Tunnel were formed in 1988 in the English city of Nottingham, where the original lineup of singing guitarist, Alex Newport, drummer Adrian Parkin and a bassist known only as, Mark, would rehearse above a working men’s club. After Mark decided he’d be more comfortable playing guitar, the group recruited a new bass player named, David Ryley, before Mark left altogether. The trio’s first release was a self-titled EP, which hit the shelves via Pigboy Records in 1990 and was very well received by the music press. They built on their attention by joining up and coming industrial metal outfit, Godflesh on a tour and releasing a second EP named, "The Sweet Sound of Excess," both of which helped them to gain a record deal with Earache, who were based in Nottingham and had made a name for themselves by signing such popular acts as Napalm Death, Carcass and American death metal group, Morbid Angel.
Their debut album, "Hate Songs in E Minor" drew controversy before it was even released. Just three weeks prior to the record’s release, the Earache Records office was raided by the Nottingham Vice Squad, who confiscated any "offensive material" which included the original artwork for the album (as well as, according to Carcass frontman, Jeff Walker, an Alice Cooper poster.) The setback forced Fudge Tunnel to using live images for the cover art instead (charges were eventually dropped and the original artwork appeared on t-shirts.) The album itself met a very strong reception from metal fans and featured a unique sound which remains very difficult to pinpoint, as well as some unique song titles and two covers, both classic rock staples, namely, "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream and "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent, who the album was also dedicated to. Among the album’s admirers was Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, who was so impressed with the record that he invited the band out on tour with Sepultura, though Newport would later express his distaste that the tour seemed to have lumped Fudge Tunnel into the metal category. More...