Metal News for June 24, 2012
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19 news articles posted on this day.
Russian doom/death metal band Graveflower has released its debut album "Returning to the Primary Source" and is streaming all seven tracks from it over at Bandcamp. The band started out a decade ago in Yekaterinburg, issuing its first demo "Primordium" in 2004. The debut album is also available via Solitude Productions.
British space rock band Sendelica is streaming its entire second album "The Satori in Elegance of the Majestic Stonegazer" over on Bandcamp. The eight-song release consists of the title track in four movements, along with four other songs. The cover art and design was done by Seljuk, and guest musicians contribute saxophone, sitar and flute to the album. Sendelica also has a live gig slated for July 27th at Bobbie's Farm in Exeter.
Tripidelic San Francisco band Botanist, who describes its music as drum and dulcimer driven eco-terrorist black metal, has just released its second full-length album "III: Doom In Bloom/Allies" and is streaming it over on Bandcamp. That page also has a link to Botanist's first album as well. The CD version of "III: Doom In Bloom/Allies" comes with a 12-page booklet and art done by surreal artist M.S. Waldron. Stream all fourteen tracks below in the player.
Hailing from Quito, Ecuador comes the band Shajol - whose name comes from the Hebrew word for mind sejel (sechel). The band has just posted two new songs from its upcoming album "Device of Madness." Below is an upload of the track "Creatures," plus you may also see the track "Abyss (To Dementia)" over on YouTube. Shajol is currently recording at MidSideStudios and will post two more new songs in the not too distant future in advance of the album, so check out the band's Facebook page for more updates.
Raising The Veil, the new Austrian technical death metal supergroup formed in 2010 from scene veterans, has posted a new track from its forthcoming debut EP "Yucatanimvs." The song, "The Delegates," is streaming below. You can also check out some studio video diaries over at Raising The Veil's Facebook page. The band is composed of George Misanthrope (ex-Miasma, ex-Seeds Of Sorrow, ex-Destination Void) on vocals, Tom (ex-Damage Disaster) on guitar, Franz (ex-Seeds Of Sorrow) on guitar, Oliver (ex-Seeds Of Sorrow) on bass and Flo (ex-Seeds Of Sorrow, Molokh) on the drums.
Mexican power metal act Fugatta has released the band's first video clip for the song "My Moon," which is available below. The clip was directed by Ulises Carranza, with cinematography by Tito Ramíre.
"My Moon" comes off Fugatta's debut full-length album "Mystic Kingdom," and the band is now currently in the process of working on a follow-up release.
Italian folk metallers A Thousand Winters have uploaded a new video containing two songs recently recording at Inverno Studios. Check out the tracks "Deathbringer/Lifemaker" and "Through The Gate Of Inception," which can both be heard in the player available below. For more details on A Thousand Winters, check out the band's Facebook profile here.
Russian symphonic black metal act Stigmatic Chorus is currently working on the band's upcoming new album. All instruments have already fully recorded at Arsafes Studio, and the group is currently recording the vocals.
As with the previous "Autodafe" release, the upcoming new work is reported to be a concept album, with Demether Grail of Arcane Grail working with the band on the conceptual design. Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available.
In the mean time, you can check out Stigmatic Chorus tracks available for streaming at the band's MySpace music page.
French death metal act Ad Patres will be releasing new album "Scorn Aesthetics" this coming September 3rd, 2012 through Kaotoxin Records. To get a taste of that album, you can check out the exclusive premiere we are currently hosting of the song "Scars of Compromise" at this location.
Ad Patres has also now posted new track "The Lock" online, which comes off the band's split release with Writhing. Check out the song in the player below.
Leeds, England based act Book of Job has posted the song "Madness is Murder" online for streaming, which can be heard in the YouTube player available below. The track is taken from Book of Job's debut album "Hamartia," released through Wormholedeath Records and Aural Music Group. For more info on Book of Job, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Croatia's Iron Heart has posted a new single online titled "In Hell We Sleep," which can be heard in the player below. Iron heart also commented:
"We're a new heavy metal power on this corruptive planet so kick some ass with us, stand with us against false human tyranny or get out of our way!
"The band was formed in summer 2011 by songwriter & guitarist Ivan Srša and guitarist Valentino Novak. We named the band after a song of ours with the same name. A few weeks later David Svenšek (ex-drummer) and bassist Matija Resman joined, and we started practicing our own songs and some cover songs by our favorite bands.
"After some time of searching for a lead vocal, we finally found Bartol Grancaric who seemed perfect for our style. By the time we had finished enough songs for a set we realized we needed a back vocal. Ivanka Kosi joined because of that. Unfortunately, after a few gigs in Cakovec (Rock Caffe, Prostor, Players and Pictura) David Svenšek was not able to perform anymore so we had to find ourselves a new drummer. Luckily for us, Lovro Kovacic was the man for the job so he joined the band and since then we are giving our best to have gigs all over the country so we are back on track and we won't give up!" More...
Alcest, which recently posted a new music video for "Les Voyages De l'Âme," has now updated it's summer 2012 festival routing with the following appearances:
29.06.2012 FIN - Helsinki / Tuska-Festival
14.07.2012 LT - Anyksciai / Devilstone-Festival
08.08.2012 CZ - Josefov / Brutal Assault-Festival
10.08.2012 UK - Derbyshire / Bloodstock-Festival
16.08.2012 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summerbreeze-Festival
17.08.2012 RO - Alba Iulia / Dark Bombastic Evening-Festival
18.08.2012 DE - Barth / BMOA-Festival
24.08.2012 NO - Oslo / STUDiO-Festival More...
Belgian folk metal act Ithilien has announced the band's new album is currently slated for release this coming September, 2012. A corresponding tour to support the release is also being booked, which will kick off in October. Full details on the routing and album info will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out Ithilien's music over at the band's Facebook profile.
U.K. progressive metal act To-Mera is currently working on a new full-length album, and the band has now checked in with a brief video update from the studio covering a violin solo. Check out the clip below. To-Mera also commented on the video:
"Marcela Bovio takes you through her recording experience at Joost van den Broek's studio in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Marcela appears courtesy of Napalm Records GmbH."
Spiralmountain has posted four new tracks online for streaming, which will be featured on the band's upcoming full-length "The Change We Wish To See." Check out the tracks in the player provided below. The songs streaming are:
1. West of the Fence
3. Forward Motion
Black metal groups Acherontas and Nightbringer have teamed up for a new split release titled "The Ruins of Edom," which sees official release on June 26th in Europe and August 16th in North America. A song Acherontas contributed to the split, titled "Layil," has now been posted online and can be heard in the player below.
You can also catch Acherontas live at the following shows:
01.07.2012 - Black Metal Is Rising Festival (Paris, France)
06.07.2012 - Under The Black Sun Festival (Bernau, Germany)
Brazilian metal band Scelerata posted the second part of a video series on the making of the band's third LP entitled "The Sniper." In this installment, Francis Cassol records his drum tracks at Blind Guardian’s studio, the Twilight Hall Studios in Germany. The album was produced by Charlie Bauerfiend (Motörhead/Helloween/Blind Guardian/Halford/Angra/Rage) and is due out in July through Voice Music.
The band recently streamed the new track "Must Be Dreaming" which was penned especially for the band by Helloween vocalist Andi Deris, who also provides guest vocals along side Fabio Juan. Check out the track over at this location.
Check out the making of "The Sniper," pt. II here: More...
Can a “trashy Victorian glam” look and one big video hit lead the way to sell more than one million copies of an album? If it’s the late eighties, the name of the band is Britny Fox, and that hit is “Girlschool”, the answer is YES.
Britny Fox formed in 1985 in Philadelphia. The band was originally fronted by lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist "Dizzy" Dean Davidson. The band also featured Billy Childs on bass, former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith on lead guitar and former Cinderella drummer Tony Destra on drums. Soon after securing a major recording contract (via their Cinderella connections) Tony Destra was killed in a car accident. Facing a tour, the band recruited drummer, John Diteodoro.
The band released a demo in 1986 titled “In America”, which drummer Tony Destra played on, and a demo in 1987 titled “Rock Is Gonna Fight”, which drummer Adam West played on. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1988, was one of the most successful premieres, selling more than one million copies. They also won Metal Edge Magazine's 1988 Reader's Choice Award for Best New Band. Much of the success was due to the track titled “Girlschool” and the all-important video that received much air time on MTV. The loyal followers of this band are quick to point out the album as a whole made Britny Fox successful, and that may be true. But there is no denying what kick started their success. More...
New York progressive dark metal act Grey Skies Fallen has announced the release of the band's latest EP, "Introspective." The EP can be streamed on the Grey Skies Fallen Reverbnation page.
The track listing for "Introspective" is as follows:
1. Everything and Nothing At All
2. When Promise Lies