Metal News for June 21, 2012
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Los Angeles hardcore metal outfit Deserters has released a lyric video for "Optimism's Victim," the lead track off upcoming album "The Slow Rhythms Of A Dead-Beat," which will be released September 11th, 2012 by Mediaskare Records. Check out the video clip below. The following press release was also issued:
"'The Slow Rhythms Of A Dead-Beat' picks up where 2011's 'Fail Yourself' EP left off, introducing twelve new chapters examining the harsher side of life, intimate confessions that reveal 'the punishment that dreams induce, the contemplation of suicide, the sociopath's inability to feel, the victim's left in their wake, and God's inability to be.'
"Deserters, who exemplify their own saying, 'scream the things you could never say,' chose to release opening track 'Optimism's Victim' as a dedication to 'people in the past who have held on when there was nothing real to hold.'" More...
Not long ago, I was nearly convinced that today's young thrash metal movement had spun off its axis into repetitive farce, and was ready to throw in the towel. Aping the sounds, sights, and vibes of the '80s "Golden Agers" is admirable in theory, and once (briefly) rang with the charm of novelty. But now, what's the point when most of the big boys are still in fine form, cranking out career-topping masterworks and touring like they're twenty? You can have the real thing, or something that pretends to be the real thing. It doesn't take long for nature to weed out that redundancy.
4ARM, hailing from Melbourne, Australia, doesn't pretend to be the "real thing." They simply write towering, powerful, memorable metal songs, and for that reason, they ARE the real thing. This band has salvaged my hopes for the new generation of thrash, and if given the chance, may wind up leading a bold charge of authenticity that reclaims the genre as a current, vital force - and utterly does away with the fast-dying "retro" mentality.
4ARM will soon be hitting American shores for the first time. The so-named "Zombie Apocalypse" tour will span the bulk of July, wrapping up with a performance at the vaunted Bay Area Metal Festival. Just prior to the band's departure for the States, I was delighted to get in touch with guitarist/vocalist Danny Tomb and drummer Michael "Mick" Vafiotis. What follows is our extensive email correspondence. More...
Today another new track previewing the forthcoming self-titled LP from São Paulo grindsmiths Desalmado is available in the form a brand new conceptual/performance visual depiction of the grating anthem for the album’s second track, “Canibal Social.” Check out the video through Metal Injection or in the player below.
We also had the pleasure of recently premiering a song off the album, titled "Juizo Dos Fracos," which can be heard here. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Following international praise of last year’s Hereditas 10? MLP, followed by a massive European tour in addition to generous amounts of shows throughout their native Brazil over the past year, Desalmado’s self-titled LP will see worldwide release via Greyhaze Records on July 31st.
"Produced by Jean Dolabella of Sepultura and mastered at West West Side, Desalmado captures the energetic, socio-politically aimed outfit’s most devastating material to date in a wholly organic fashion, with fifteen tracks in only thirty-one minutes.
"Having spread their live attack on stages throughout South America and Europe, Desalmado now have their sights set on North American audiences. Stay tuned for more live updates and more over the coming months." More...
Belphegor is currently working with Erik Rutan on a new album and follow-up to "Blood Magick Necromance" (reviewed here). As work on the album progresses, vocalist Helmuth recently conducted an interview with Metal Sucks to discuss his recent health issues. Excerpts from the interview follow.
Metal Sucks: How are you feeling?
Helmuth: Way better than a few months ago. I am recovering, slowly. It’s getting better each month.
Metal Sucks: I know you had to cancel some tour dates due to a lung infection back in the fall but what was the extent of your illness? What were you struggling with?
Helmuth: I had to cancel all shows and tours for the last nine months. It wasn’t a winning situation. Seriously, I never expected anything like this. Who does? It’s like a punch in the face. I got a typhus infection in Brazil. I guess it was from drinking water from the sink. What are you going to do when you wake up in the morning after hard drinking and have a raging hangover? Yes, I know, not very smart in the end. I was not vaccinated against typhus. The virus killed my lungs. As we toured Brazil, I didn’t know what was going on. I thought day by day it would get better. On the contrary, it got worse. Breathing was difficult. The last shows were tough, full of pain, vomiting and fever. But we played the last two shows with Morbid Angel. Hey, you can’t say “no, we’re cancelling.”More...
Read the full article at Metal Sucks.
Halifax's bullet belt and denim wearing metallers Black Moor have revealed the album art and track listing for their upcoming album "Lethal Waters," which is the follow-up to 2009's debut "The Conquering."
"We're ridiculously excited to finish up this album and get it out there," commented bassist Rob Nickerson. "I'm really proud of what we've put together this time around, and I hope you guys love this album as much as we do. Keep your eyes and ears open over the coming weeks, and you might just get a taste of what you're in for."
"Lethal Waters" is due to for release on east coast metal label Diminished Fifth Records later this summer.
3. Lost in the Shadows
4. Midnight Warrior
5. Into Eternity
6. Night Danger
7. Hatred's Maze
8. Lethal Waters
9. Frozen Tombs More...
Riverside California's own Arkaik is set to release sophomore album "Metamorphignition" on October 9th, 2012 via Unique Leader Records. The 10 song, 53 minute album was recorded in Oakland, CA at Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren (Decrepit Birth, All Shall Perish, Severed Savior). The following press release was also issued:
"'Metamorphignition' represents Arkaik's most inspired and integral compositions to date. The album weaves together ten tracks with an expansive musical journey told from the perspective of the central character 'Cyrix,' who travels beyond the physical realms of his 'normal' consciousness by means of self-immolation. His travels take him through an intense observation of the conditions influencing the human experience, as he once knew it. Moving fluidly through different moods and arrangements, from harmonic to dissonant, brutal to beautiful, blistering to groovy, and from a position that pushes the progressive death metal genre to the edge of its skin, and beyond. A series of elaborate illustrations representing the concept for each song have been created by visionary artist Tony Koehl and fused into an unfolding booklet. Metamorphignition will take you on an atmospheric exploration of life, limitations, illumination and a wide spectrum of musical and visual reflections of a journey into the mind of man."
The album's track listing is as follows:
01. Skin Graft Hieroglyphics
(Sirens in Electric Veils)
03. Part 1
04. Part 2
(Paths of Recognition)
05. Blade Grasp Priesthood
06. Soliloquies of the War Machine
07. The Laughing Prophet of Doom
08. The Withered Hands of Mortality
09. The Omnipus
10. Opus Brahmanic More...
Vancouver thrashers Titans Eve are now streaming the new single "Destined To Die" online throuigh Decibel Magazine's Deciblog. Check out the song at this location or in the player below.
The single is from the band's upcoming concept album "Life Apocalypse," set for release on Friday, July 13th and is the follow up to last year's debut "The Divine Equal."
Vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin comments on the track, "'Destined to Die' is the track we feel really introduces our album's theme of a personal apocalypse on a broad scale. It's about a person's everyday struggle with life challenges and how in the end we die no matter how hard we fight to live. Death is the storm we can't see, but our wanting to triumph over challenges despite the inevitable end is what makes us real." More...
Years before the Japanese band of the same name had formed, there was Church of Misery from Illinois/USA, the doom metal band started by Stevo of the horror death metal band, Impetigo.
In 1993, the band recorded debut album, "Minstrel of Mourning," but it was never released... until now. Listen to a new song from the unreleased album, titled "Old Man Tree," in the player below. You can also listen to the previously posted song "Despair (At The Cemetary Gates)" at this location. "The "Minstrel of Mourning" CD is out now on Razorback Recordings. More...
Kill Devil Hill, the project featuring drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio), bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon, and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg, has confirmed a new string of tour dates for late this summer beginning August 1st. More dates are expected to be announced shortly. A list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Kill Devil Hill's self-titled debut album was released May 22nd via Steamhammer/SPV and landed at #9 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums (HeatSeekers) Chart, #41 on the Top Hard Music Chart, and #50 on the Independent Album Chart.
Days after the premiere of the new video for "Dead Man," Ohio's Wolves At The Gate is pushing forward with yet another new track - "Safeguards" - from the band's debut full-length, "Captors," out July 3rd on Solid State Records. Check out the song through the Wolves At The Gate Facebook profile here.
The following press release was also issued about the new album:
"The follow-up to their touted 2011 EP We Are the Ones, Captors finds the band not only living up to but surpassing the huge potential recognized by critics and fans alike. No longer constrained by the limits of an EP, the members of Wolves At The Gate were able to showcase the explosive growth of their songwriting, from luscious, melodic rock tracks to lip-splitting hardcore stomps.
"Produced by Andreas Magnussen (OH, SLEEPER, HASTE THE DAY, etc), Captors is a blisteringly heavy full-length debut with the potential to appeal to every variety of rocker – from fans of metalcore to traditional metal to mainstream hard rock. It's an album that – like those of some of the band's influences (AS CITIES BURN, THRICE, FOO FIGHTERS, UNDER0ATH) – avoids pigeonholes and easy labels. With the November 2011 release of We Are The Ones, the band wedged their way into a crowded heavy music scene. Now, with Captors, the band is kicking down the door and taking no prisoners."
Just recently returned from the multi-state independently booked "Waystation Tour," Oklahoma City death metal crushers Dischordia have some significant news to announce. View their video blog update below.
First, the band will be playing the opening slot for the upcoming "Former Metal Blade Recording Artists Unite" show in Hollywood, CA on July 11th, at the Whisky A Go Go. The gig is presented by ESP Guitars, and features the reunited lineups of Malice, Heretic, Steelgrave, and Hollowshell.
In addition, Dischordia is proud to announce that the band has signed on with Pamela Trepanier's Metalution Management. This signing sees the band heading directly into the studio with Raymond Herrera (Arkaea, ex-Fear Factory) and producer Jeremy Blair at AM Productions to record a debut full-length, to follow Dischordia's 2011 EP debut, "Creator, Destroyer."
"The WaystationTour could not have gone better," comments guitarist Keeno. "The response was absolutely amazing and it has opened doors to many exciting opportunities. I think it's every band's dream to fly out to LA and record a debut album. Our dream is that much sweeter with Raymond Herrera onboard with us." More...
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of Canadian progressive metallers Heaven's Cry to the label's roster. The band’s third album is set for release worldwide on Prosthetic in fall of 2012 and the band will travel to Europe to headline theProgPower Europe Festival in the Netherlands on October 5th to coincide.
The band commented upon the new alliance: “We are extremely proud to be a part of the Prosthetic family and to work with one of the most genuine labels in the world! Having worked with Prosthetic on a managerial level during my Despised Icon years, I've come to understand that these guys don't compromise in terms of putting out creative music and are true believers of what's original and innovative. The variety of bands and the quality of music they released in the past years speaks for itself. We are very much honored that our music earned it's place among their ranks!"
And with the recent announcement of their ProgPower appearance, Heaven's Cry also commented: "Going back to play the ProgPower Festival in Europe after 10 years is amazing, but headlining the first night of the festival is just unreal! We're glad to travel back to the old continent and this time, we will have a brand new album to present to the European public. It's going to be a blast to perform with some of the finest prog bands out there. ProgPower Festival is definitely the place to be for all fans of Progressive music!"
Check out the video below for a brief message from Heaven's Cry. More...
Reformed U.S. metal act Malice has confirmed four new tour dates for July. The band is touring in support of new album "New Breed of Godz." The run kicks off July 11th in West Hollywood at The Whisky and wraps up July 15th in San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle. More dates for later this year are expected to be announced soon.
Be sure to check out a stream of the re-recorded classic track "Hell Rider" at this location.
Original members Jay Reynolds (guitars), Mick Zane (guitars), and Mark Behn (bass) entered the Silver Cloud Studios in Los Angeles together with new singer James Rivera (Helstar) and new drummer Pete Holmes (Black N´Blue) to re-record 8 of their classics and 4 new songs.
7/11: West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
7/13: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
7/14: Santa Ana, CA @ Malones
7/15: San Marcos, CA ( San Diego ) @ Jumping Turtle
Agnostic Front will kick off its run of “30 Years of NYHC” shows tomorrow night in Clifton, N.J. The legendary hardcore punk pioneer will celebrate 30 years of one of music’s most passionate lifestyles, New York hardcore, by performing the classic "Live At CBGB" set in its entirety at each of the shows. The slew of East Coast dates will wrap up on July 5th at Webster Hall in NYC at the CBGB’s Music Festival.
Commented vocalist, Roger Miret, “We are highly anticipating these next eight shows to perform our classic Live At CBGB set list for our 30 Year Anniversary shows! We will kick off these dates with Wisdom In Chains, Sheer Terror and many other newer bands, and end the mini-tour in NYC at the first ever CBGB's Festival. It will be amazing!
“For the NYC show, we will be sharing the stage with Madball, Murphy's Law and Maximum Penalty! The very last Sunday CBGB's matinee featured Madball and Murphy’s Law, so it will be cool to be the Festival’s opening night! See you in the pit!”
The set list will be as follows:
Victim In Pain
Friend Or Foe
United And Strong
Liberty And Justice
The Eliminator More...
Vocalist/bassist Ralf Winzer Garcia of Swiss act Requiem has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band:
"After 8 Years, 4 international album releases and hundreds of live shows in Europe I decided to leave Requiem. I'm very grateful for everything I learned during that time and for every experience I had together with my fellow friends Phil and Reto. I felt that it is the right time to pursue a new path both musically and personally. My last live show with Requiem will be at this year's Queens Of Metal Open Air Festival in Steinbach/Langenbach (GER)."
The band also commented, "We deeply thank Ralf for everything and the incomparable shared experience of the last 8 years. Only the best wishes to him and his future. Although he won't be an active musician in Requiem anymore soon he'll always be a part of this band and a friend to us.
"The band will continue to move on of course. With Giuseppe Cirotti the band already found a substitute on the bass. He already participated on 2005's European tour with Vital Remains (US). The new man on vocal duties will be Marc Reichen (Ex-Minsk Security)."
Rhode Island's Thy Will Be Done recently completed work on a brand new EP that is slated for release later this summer. The band engineered the EP itself and teamed up once again with producer Zeuss to mix the six brand new studio tracks.
Today Revolvermag.com is hosting an exclusive stream of a new song from the forthcoming EP. Be one of the first to hear "You, The Apathy Divine" at this location courtesy of Revolver Magazine.
Frontman J. Costa spoke about the new song: "The song, 'You, The Apathy Divine' occurs in what is the proverbial middle of the EP and is a pivotal point of the recording with its own musical and lyrical intermezzo. For me, its timbre exudes the anguish and despair of someone dealing with infidelity after having just lost multiple relatives. That's what happened in my life and I needed to express it."
The band's upcoming live shows are as follows: More...
Long Island hardcore pioneers Vision of Disorder recently finished recording their new full-length, and worldwide debut for Candlelight Records, entitled "The Cursed Remain Cursed." Today hardcore webzine/community Lambgoat is hosting an exclusive worldwide premiere of "Loveless," the opening track to "The Cursed Remain Cursed," at this location.
The following press release was issued about the band:
"With eleven brand new energetic anthems, culminating influence from all eras of VOD's infamous discography -- their first new album to be recorded since their 2001-released From Bliss To Devastation -- The Cursed Remain Cursed has been under construction for nearly four years. The anticipated new tunes were recorded by Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence, Four Year Strong) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion, Ignite, Pennywise). The Cursed Remain Cursed will be released early this fall, and as per the band, was 'written for the fans.'
"Vision of Disroder will take part in the upcoming CBGB's Festival this Summer, performing July 6th at Webster Hall in Manhattan, where the outfit will join hardcore legends Absolution, the Cro-Mags, Sick Of It All and more on stage in homage to the beloved, now-extinct NYC venue."
7/06/2012 Webster Hall - New York, NY @ CBGB's Fest with Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags, Absolution
10/19/2012 Club Revolution - Long Island, NY
New Vision of Disorder tour dates will be announced in the coming days, including both stateside and European performance, and details for "The Cursed Remain Cursed" including the cover artwork and official worldwide release dates will be posted in the coming weeks.
German act Der Weg Einer Freiheit is set to release new album "Unstille" on June 29th, 2012. The band has now teamed up with Metal Hammer to stream the full release online. Head over here to check out the album.
The "Unstille" track listing is as follows:
4. Zu Grunde
6. Zerfall More...
Front man Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth has issued the following update about recording new material for an upcoming release:
"Greetings fellow travellers on the B1088 trunk road to darkness! Plenty of news to pass onto you this time, just like that horrid rash the pills were for. I know I promised you an update to arrive almost a month earlier than it has, but please rest assured that my absence has been totally necessary and hopefully you will feel justly rewarded by the news that the album has now progressed into the mixing stage, with nothing more than the choirs and female vocals to be scraped into the smelting pot.
"All the music and my vocals have been committed (as have their protagonists!) to the greater picture and it all sounds truly amazing, rest assured worrisome warts, with the final two songs, 'Succumb To This' and 'Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker' titulary being added to the final roster.
"The album has been split over two working studios; I have been based at Cradle's resident studio Springvale under the helmsmanship of Mark Harwood for the last month or so, whilst the music has been captured not ten miles up the road at Scott Atkin's Grindstone studio, enabling us to work parallel to one another and thus aid not only the creative itch, but the speed of the recording process too. Though typically that very first day I started and for the first time in over fifty years, the local farmer decides to dig up two hundred-odd tonnes of earth from the plot outside the studio, and bury it behind a subsiding barn on the hill, using as many clanking leviathans of machinery possible. The utter cad! More...
Finnish progressive metal/rock act Oddland posted up a new music video for the song "In The Eyes Of The Mourning." The song appears on the band's debut release "The Treachery of Senses." The was issued in May through Century Media Records.
Check out ""In The Eyes Of The Mourning" here:
Swedish rockers Sister Sin have released an album teaser in anticipation for their upcoming album, "Now & Forever," due out October 23rd, 2012. Check out the trailer below. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"School’s out for the summer and Sister Sin is heating things up. Fresh out of the studio, the band has finished their third Victory Records release, mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Danzig, Social Distortion). Sister Sin combines old school sounds with a gritty, modern rock ‘n’ roll twist that is bound to have fists in the air and heads banging worldwide. Now & Forever will be one of the most memorable rock albums of 2012."
Australian act Northlane has released a new official video for the track "Transcending Dimensions," taken from the band's debut album "Discoveries," out now via UNFD. Check out the video clip below, or you can also hear the band's previously posted track "Dispossession" at this location.
All That Remains (ATR) has completed tracking on its forthcoming new studio album with mixing now underway. The new album, to be titled "A War You Can Not Win" is expected for release in September 2012 via Razor & Tie /Prosthetic. "A War You Can Not Win" sees ATR reunited with longtime producer Adam D (The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage). The record is the culmination of an intense writing period for the group that began shortly after their 18-month tour in support of For We Are Many. More...
Following the "7 Years Of Disillusion Tour" this past Spring, dissonant, anti-life, funeral grind trio Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire returns for an 11-date West Coast takeover set to commence today in Las Vegas.
The band will be touring in support of the "Visceral" 10? EP released via Prosthetic Records last Summer and a general hatred for mankind. Dates are as follows:
6/21/2012 The Bunkhouse - Las Vegas, NV W/ Retox
6/22/2012 Salvadoreño Bar - Los Angeles, CA
6/23/2012 Johnny Z’s Bar - San Jose, CA W/ Buried At Birth
6/24/2012 Eli’s Mile High - Oakland, CA W/ Caulfield, Gravehill, D.I.S.
6/25/2012 Sub-Mission - San Francisco, CA W/ Caulfield
6/26/2012 Oak Park Boiz House - Sacramento, CA W/ Caulfield, Plague Widow
6/27/2012 Laughing Horse Books - Portland, OR W/ Elitist, Burials, Black Hole Of Calcutta
6/28/2012 The Comet - Seattle, WA W/ Transient, The Drip,
6/29/2012 Ray’s Golden Lion - Richland, WA W/ The Drip
6/30/2012 Bill’s Place - Yakima, WA W/ The Drip
7/01/2012 The Shredder - Boise, ID W/ Coffin Dust, Blood Freak
Edmonton, AB based metallers All Else Fails are proud to announce the addition of new drummer Shane Tym to their lineup after the departure of Tom Wolf. Tym, who has been drumming for the last 15 years and was born in Edmonton but grew up in Chilliwack, BC and has played in multiple bands, will be making his AEF debut at this year's Normfest in Fishing Lake, AB on August 4th.
"I'm super pumped to be a part of such a wicked band with such great (and kinda weird) dudes, and am really looking forward to creating some sexy sexy music together!" says new drummer Shane Tym.
AEF vocalist/ guitarist Barrett Klesko also comments: "Over the past couple of years we have tried out a handful of drummers, and though we have had some great times with some fantastic musicians, we have yet to find a really good fit for the project. Until now! We are excited to announce that Shane Tym of Edmonton will be filling the spot. He is a fantastic drummer who is an excellent fit for All Else Fails. You will be able to hear him on our next album, which we are already in the process of writing."
All Else Fails unleashed latest album "The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been" on Suicidal Bride Records last year and has been touring strong across Canada since its release. The band will now hit the studio for a follow-up.
In additional news, the band has launched a new web series called "Breaking Acclaim" that features AEF's satirical sense of humour along with road side antics. To view, episode 1 titled "Kanye West Is Still A Giant Douche," click here.
Power/progressive band Kamelot posted a new in studio video on the band's recordings for the new album and first for the new yet unnamed vocalist. In the video, guest singers Amanda Somerville (Trillium/HDK/Kiske-Sommerville), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) and Thomas Rettke (Redkey/ex-Heaven's Gate) are shown performing choir vocal recordings. The band previously posted an update on the drum recordings, which can be viewed at this location.
Kamelot recently signed to SPV and the new album is scheduled for release on September 24, 2012 (EU) and September 25, 2012 (North America). The band promised that the new vocalist will be announced by the end of June.
Check out the latest update here: More...
Italian guitar virtuoso Daniele Liverani (Twinspirits/Cosmics) posted a video featuring a guitar play through and stream of the new track "Mysterious Impulse" from the forthcoming new solo release "Eleven Mysteries." The instrumental album is due for release on July 20, 2012 through Lion Music.
The track listing for "Eleven Mysteries" is as follows:
1. Mysterious Impulse
3. Nervous Forces
4. Supreme Gladness
5. All Is Pure
Check out "Mysterious Impulse" here: More...
Swedish melodic death metal band Zonaria is streaming the new tracks "Liberation Zero," "Silent Holocaust" and the title track from the band's third LP "Arrival of the Red Sun." The album is due for release on July 23, 2012 (EU) and August 14, 2012 (North America) through Listenable Records.
Check out the stream on the band's Facebook Page at this location.
The track listing for "Arrival of the Red Sun" is as follows:
1. Arrival Of The Red Sun
2. Silent Holocaust
3. Gunpoint Salvation
4. Liberation Zero
5. The Blood That Must Be Paid
6. Desert Storms
7. A Lullaby To Those Still Alive
8. Full Spectrum Dominance
9. My Vengeance Remains
10. Face My Justice
11. CC Cowboys (bonus track Limited edition CD only) More...
French power/progressive metal act Asylum Pyre signed with Massacre Records. The band is preparing its sophomore release entitled "Fifty Years Later," which is scheduled for release through the label on November 23, 2012. The album was recorded and mixed by Didier Chesneau and mastered by Elektra Mastering.
According the press release, Asylum Pyre's sound "offers catchy melodies and rhythm changes as well es quiet moments and powerful parts. Their songs are both catchy and intensive, because the band's strength lies in the messages of their songs."
The band released the debut album "Natural Instinct?" was self-released in 2009. Asylum Pyre are:
Julien Peuch - Bass
Tony Decaillon - Keyboard
Chaos Heidi - Vocals
Johann Cadot - Vocals, Guitar
Hervé Schiltz - Guitar
A trailer for the release can be found here: More...
Chimp Spanner will be touring with 7 Horns 7 Eyes and The Contortionist this coming July, and the band has now posted a video clip online discussing the upcoming dates. Check out the footage below, which also features a playthrough of "Mobius Part 3." Chimp Spanner also commented:
"A short word on my upcoming North American tour with 7 Horns 7 Eyes, Jeff Loomis and The Contortionist, plus a cheeky (but sadly low quality) playthrough of Mobius Part 3! If anyone would like to recommend me an inexpensive digital video camera with a flip screen so I can see what I'm doing, please leave it in the comments below!"
Black Veil Brides released a new music video for the song "Coffins." The song appears on the 2011 EP "Rebels," which was issued through Universal Records. The band is currently in the studio working on the follow up to the EP.
Check out "Coffins" here:
Canadian symphonic power metal act Kemilon, featuring Blackguard's newest guitarist Louis Jacques, posted up a music video for the song "The Revolution." The song appears on the band's debut release "Twisted Storm," which was issued in March through Maple Metal Records. The video was created by Bookaking Productions.
Check out "The Revolution" here:
Polish symphonic black metal act Devilish Impressions is streaming the new track "Icaros." The song appears on the band's third album "Simulacra." The album was originally released in Europe in March (through Icaros Records), but will now be released worldwide through Lifeforce Records on July 30, 2012.
The track listing for "Simulacra" is as follows:
2. Legion of Chaos
4. Fear No Gods!
5. The Scream of the Lambs
6. Spiritual Blackout
7. Vi Veri Vniversum Vivus Vici
8. The Last Farewell
Check out "Icaros" here:
U.K. legends Iron Maiden posted a behind the scenes video on the band's preparations for the Maiden England North American Tour which kicks off tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina. Alice Cooper will provide support in the first half of the tour at which point support will come from Coheed & Cambria. For all the tour dates and venues, head on over to this location.
Check out the video here:
Ambassador Gun has posted a new self-filmed video for "Wounded Knee," the opening track from "Golden Eagle" album, which can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Minneapolis blastmerchants Ambassador Gun checked in from amidst their ongoing tour this week, while doing some bodywork on their van outside of a Wal-Mart. It turns out that their allies in Blue Ox had to bail from the tour at the last minute as one of the members nearly disengaged his entire leg in a brutal chainsaw accident! But automotive setbacks and chainsaw'd tourmates aside, Ambassador Gun will forge on for the remaining seven dates of the trek, with a vicious showdown in Reno confirmed for tomorrow evening. 'Fuckin way of the road, one cluster fuck after another,' they stated. 'At least the shows have been good!'
"Their first full-length since their 2009-released When In Hell album, Golden Eagle shows Ambassador Gun as always bridging all gaps subdividing extreme punk/metal genres into a crushing, crusty punk-as-fuck grind-infused amalgamation of revulsion. Here the trio cranks out 11 new songs 30 minutes, the album prevailing as a new DIY standard for the band, fully produced, recorded, and released by the members themselves. Golden Eagle is out now on cassette and digital download via the band’s self-operated label Pangea Media now. Also jam the album's second track 'Christbastard' in your ears via the Ambassador Gun Bandcamp page." More...
Ohio metal act Eternal Void is currently working on a new release to follow the "One of Us" EP (reviewed here).
Footage from the band's time in the studio has been posted online and can be viewed below. You can also check out a previously posted drum playthrough video for the song "Eyes of the World" at this location.