Metal News for June 28, 2012
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Legendary Austin industrial metal band Skrew, after a fifteen year hiatus, is back recording new material for an upcoming release. The band has posted three demo versions of songs over on its ReverbNation page. After a few classic albums in the nineties, Skrew dropped off of the radar after 1997's "Angel Seed XIII." Now, back and recording its fifth album and led by original member Adam Grossman, check out three new demo songs from Skrew below in the player.
Live video performances of Cultura Tres and Pendejo for the BitsRadio.netcan be watched below. The Bits Sessions were recorded during a live broadcasting from Backstage Studios in Caracas, Venezuela and include interviews with the bands. Cultura Tres discusses their DIY approach, the development of the South American stoner/sludge scene and its career outside Venezuela and ¡Pendejo! talk about its choice of performing in Spanish, line up changes and the future recordings of its next album.
Cultura Tres and Pendejo are playing at various events in South America this summer, including the first Stoner/ Sludge fest in Venezuela which will take place in the Cultura Tres home town of Maracay. The Argentineans Banda de la Muerte will join in Buenos Aires as a follow-on of their mini tour in The Netherlands earlier this year. Check out the two videos from Bit Sessions below. The first couple minutes features a radio announcer in Spanish and then proceeds into the live performances, which were recorded on June 27th.
Confirmed dates of Pendejo and Cultura Tres, so far, are as follows:
30.06 - Maracay, Venezuela @ Dudeland – First Sludge/Stoner fest in Venezuela feat. Cultura Tres, ¡Pendejo! ,Alfombra Roja, Ovotitan
06.07 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Espacio GBA Club - Banda de la Muerte, CulturaTres, ¡Pendejo!
08.07 - Asunción, Paraguay @ Sala Richards - ¡Pendejo!, Mano de Gloria, Stein Krug, Anestesia
11.07 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Roxy (BS En Llamas) - FINDUMONDE, Banda dela Muerte, Cultura Tres, ¡Pendejo!
13.07 - Lima (Peru) @ Oscura Ofrenda Vol.1 doom fest feat. Reino Ermitaño, CulturaTres, ¡Pendejo!, Conan
19.07 - Caracas, Venezuela @ Teatro Bar – Cultura Tres, La Mar
20.07 - Valencia, Venezuela @ Teatro Bar – Cultura Tres, La Mar
As reported by MetalSucks.net, citing an article on Novinky.cz, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter stemming from a "tragic incident" in Prague at a Lamb of God performance on May 24, 2010, which led to a death.
The article states that Lamb Of God performance scheduled tonight at Club Cafe in Prague was cancelled by the band's management, which identified no specific reason to local promoting agency Obscure.
The band was scheduled to perform with All Shall Perish and Skeletonwitch. Stay tuned for more information on this breaking story.
U.S. technical/progressive metal band Dysrhythmia is streaming the new track "Test of Submission" exclusively over at Metalsucks.com at this location. The song is the title track from the band's sixth studio album, and first for Profound Lord Records, which is scheduled for an August 28, 2012 release date.
The track listing and album art for "Test of Submission" is as follows:
1. In Secrecy
2. Test of Submission
3. The Line Always Snaps
4. Running Towards the End
5. In the Spirit of Catastrophe
6. The Madness of Three
7. Like Chameleons
8. In Consequence More...
Trivium drummer Nick Augusto was recently interviewed by Rhythm Magazine, the footage of which can be viewed in the player below. In the interview, Augusto discusses how he learned to play blast beats and how grindcore legends Napalm Death played a big role. Augusto previously played in the grindcore band Maruta before joining Trivium.
Check out the footage here:
Finnish vampire rockers The 69 Eyes announced that the bands tenth album will be entitled "X," and scheduled for release this September through Nuclear Blast Records. The first single entitled "Red" will be issued one month earlier.
The album was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden and was produced by the "On The Verge" production team with mixing done by Stefan Boman (Bullet).
Lead vampire Jyrki69 commented:
"We've never really celebrated anything, not that we've been playing 20 years or so (vampires don't count decades). Thus this time we thought to celebrate a bit: the new album is entitled as tenth in Roman numbers, it'll be called X.
"The sound is the most melodic, yet melancholic, we've ever had. Listening to the pre-mixes have been giving goose bumps to everyone here. This is the best 69 Eyes album ever done!" the singer states."
Simultaneously with the new album, the band will also launch their own vampire style red wine, also called "Red," which will mainly be distributed in Sweden and Finland.
California's death/grind act Murder Construct, featuring Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan, unveiled the album art for the band's full length debut LP entitled "Results." The album was recorded in Architeuthis Sound and Trench Studios in California with engineers Sean Vahle and John Haddad. The album is scheduled for release on August 28, 2012 via Relapse Records (pre-order at this location). This follows the 2010 debut self-titled EP.
Murder Construct features:
Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) - vocals
Leon del Muerte (Exhumed/Phobia/Impaled) - guitars/vocals
Kevin Fetus (Fetus Eaters/Watch Me Burn) - guitars
Danny Walker (Intronaut/Exhumed) - drums
Caleb Schneider (Bad Acid Trip) - bass
The album artwork can be viewed here: More...
Maryland death metal band Absurdist is streaming its entire debut self-titled five-song EP over on ReverbNation. The EP was originally going to be called "Eternal Ruin" until the death of founding member Ryan Engle changed that. The band continues on in his memory, and features current and ex members of Eternal Ruin, Inhumation and Final Redemption. Stream all five tracks below in the player.
Swedish quintet Engel is set to release its third album "Blood of Saints" in North America on September 25, 2012 through FrostByte Media. The album was previously released in Europe on May 18, 2012 through Season of Mist. "Blood of Saints" was produced by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Hatesphere, Dark Tranquility).
The track listing for "Blood of Saints" is as follows:
1. Question Your Place
3. Feel Afraid
5. Cash King
6. One Good Thing
7. Blood of Saints
8. Down to Nothing
9. Drama Queen
10. In Darkness
11. Journeys End
A video for the track "Question Your Place" can be viewed in the player here: More...
London based progressive/tech metal band Monuments is streaming the new song "Doxa" from the band's new album "Gnosis." The album features new vocalist Matt Rose and is scheduled for release on August 27, 2012 (EU) and August 28, 2012 (North America) through Century Media Records.
Check out "Doxa" here:
Swiss traditional metal band Emerald posted up a preview video for the band's upcoming sixth album "Unleashed." The album is scheduled for release on August 24, 2012 through Pure Steel Records and is the follow up to the 2010 release "Re-Forged," the first for vocalist Thomas Winkler.
The track listing for "Unleashed" is:
1. Face Of Evil
3. Another Universe
4. A Past Never Born
5. Eye Of The Serpent
8. Ancient Mystery
9. Wrath Of God
Check out the album preview here:
Austrian goregrind band Nuclear Monstrosity recently self-released its debut album "So Let's Nuke'm First," with distribution by Sevared Records. Four tracks from it are streaming over on Nuclear Monstrosity's ReverbNation page, along with an upload of the track "Show Me Your Atomic Tits," which follows below.
The band started out as a one man project of guitarist Toxic Boy, who plays in Taxidermist. He recruited four more members to form the band. Nuclear Monstrosity will be playing at the 14th Annual Open Air Grindage Fekal Party on August 25th in Praha, Modra Vopice in the Czech Republic. Fourteen other bands are on the roster with Nuclear Monstrosity, and you can get updates of the event over on the Facebook event page.
The members of Texas based metal band Witches Mark were recently interviewed on SlayedinOregon.com before the performance at The East End in Portland over this past Memorial Day weekend. A video of the interview is available in the player below.
The band is set to release its debut full length LP "Witching Metal Ritual" for a tentative late summer/fall drop, which will feature guitarist Robb Bockman's debut on lead vocals and new drummer Scott Palmer. The album was recorded at Isotope Studios with engineer Stuart Laurence.
Check out the interview here:
Italian black metal band Barbarian has posted a few tour dates it will be heading out on with Swedish band Usurpress on their Monstrance Of Death Euro Tour 2012. There will be several more dates all throughout central Europe in July, as Iconoclast Records is arranging at least ten more dates in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Go to Barbarian's Facebook page for updates. Barbarian recently issued its self-titled album on Doomentia/Despise The Sun Records, an upload of the track "Serve in Heaven, Reign in Hell" streaming below.
FRI 29 JUN ITALY, TORINO @ Infestazione Festival
SAT 30 JUN SLOVENIA, ILIRSKA BISTRICA @ MKNZ - Kamun fest Open air
FRI 6 JUL GERMANY, LEIPZIG @ Liwi
SAT 7 JUL GERMANY, BERLIN @ Koma-F
THU 26 JUL SAN DIEGO, CA @ Casbah
Alabama extreme metallers Ectovoid are streaming their entire nine-song debut album "Fractured in the Timeless Abyss" over on Bandcamp. The Birmingham trio just released the album on Hellthrasher Productions. The vinyl version will be put out on Blood Harvest Records. Ectovoid first hit the scene in March of 2011 with its self-released demo "Breathing Blackness."
Greek death metal band Resurgency just released its debut ten-song album "False Enlightenment" on Hellthrasher Productions. The band recently posted the song "Ending the Beginning," and now is streaming another track from the album - "Black Holes of Antiverse." Resurgency started out in Athens in 2009, releasing its first demo "Dark Revival" a year later.
Gloryhammer, the power metal side project of Alestorm frontman/keyboardist Christopher Bowes, posted up the band's first in studio video on the recording of the debut release "Tales from the Kingdom of Fife." The album is targeted for release in November, however, no date has officially been set.
In this first video, Lasse Lammert edits the drum recordings. Check it out here:
Indonesian death metal band Departed recently put out its debut, "Oblation of Heaven Suffering," on Brute! Productions. The album features eleven tracks, track number seven which has been uploaded. Listen to the song "Wahyu Seonggok Daging Busuk" from the album below, and also check out the track listing of "Oblation of Heaven Suffering." You may also check out track eight, "Slaughter from Within," over at ReverbNation.
Consume the Nihilist
Human Flesh Mutilated
Oblation of Heaven Suffering
No More Room in Hell
Wahyu Seonggok Daging Busuk
Slaughter from Within
Desire to Decapitate
Horn in Perfect Torture
Totem Cat Records has just reissued the debut self-titled EP from Maryland doom band Earthride. The EP contains the four studio tracks on the original, plus three live songs from shows in 2011. The three bonus live tracks are "Fighting the Devils Inside You," "Hacksaw Eyeball" and "For Mere Remains." Head over to Totem Cat's Facebook page for more information on this limited pressing of 500 copies.
Pennsylvania's blackened death metal act Sathanas is streaming the new track "Hammer of Demons." The track appears on the band's forthcoming eighth studio LP "La Hora De Lucifer," which is due out on September 6, 2012 through Pagan Records (See Metal Underground.com's review at this location.
The track listing for "La Hora De Lucifer" is as follows:
1. Angels Forsaken
2. La Hora de Lucifer
3. Forged In Eternal Fire
4. Engraved In The Book Of Death
5. Battle Of Bewitchment
7. Hammer Of Demons
8. Nocturnal Reign
9. Blackest Hate More...
As I Lay Dying posted up a lyric video for "Cauterize," the first single off the band's forthcoming LP "Awakened." The single is available through iTunes, with the full length album due out on September 25, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.
The band recently announced tour dates as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival w/Slipknot, Slayer, Whitechapel and more. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.
Check out "Cauterize" here:
Finnish traditional metal band Battle Beast posted the third and final part of a tour blog video series showcasing the band's tour with Nightwish in support of the band's debut LP "Steel," which was re-issued through Nuclear Blast earlier this year. In Episode 3, the band travels from Milano to Stuttgart, including backstage and on-stage video footage.
Check out the video here:
Megadeth's David Ellefson has checked in from the road with a new video update showcasing a day in the life of Megadeth in Lithuania as the "coffee chronicles" continue. Check out this latest clip below, or you can find David's video update from Romania at this location.
Artisan News has posted a new brief video interview online with Steel Panther, which can be viewed below.
Michael Starr and Satchel of Steel Panther talk to Artisan News about providing a necessary community service to fans and share their vast knowledge and guidance on pertinent issues, like Pass the Hag. Steel Panther is out now with the new album "Balls Out" (reviewed here).
Chilean metallers Six Magics have posted videos online taken from the recording sessions of the forthcoming album "Falling Angels," which is scheduled for release on July 2nd 2012 via Coroner Records. Check out the video clips below. The album's track listing is:
1. Another Name
2. Falling Angels
4. Dreamer (B:O:M)
5. Do You Remember?
6. Sick & Tired
7. Icy Lips
8. Start Another War
12. How To Live
13. I Know More...
New Jersey warriors God Forbid have teamed up with Battlecross to bring fans more metal - starting on July 6th in Springfield, VA, God Forbid will be headlining a set of dates leading up to the Tresspass America Festival. God Forbid will also be performing on a series of off dates with Battlecross. Dates are available below or over at the Victory Records website.
Headlining Tour Dates:
7/06-Springfield, VA @ Empire 7/07-Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
7/08- Winston –Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
7/10- Fayetteville, AR @ Stone Pony
7/12- Wichita, KS @ The Scenery
7/18- St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
7/20- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s **** GOD FORBID ONLY *****
8/09- S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
8/11- Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/31- Shreveport, LA @ The Riverside Warehouse
9/01- Memphis, TN @ Newby’s
TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL DATES:
7/13 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
7/15 – Billings, MT @ Metra Park Arena
7/16 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
7/17 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
7/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/21 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
7/22 – Waterloo, IA @ McElroy Auditorium
7/24 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheatre
7/25 – Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
7/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
7/28 – Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
7/30 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/31 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
8/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion At Riverbend Music
8/03 – Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
8/04 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Arena
8/05 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
8/07 - Syracuse, NY @ Oswego Speedway
8/08 – Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
8/10 – Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
8/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/15 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
8/17 – Worchester, MA @ DCU Center
8/18 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
8/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
8/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown
8/22 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
8/24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
8/25 – Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
8/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Inanimate Existence has released a new song from the upcoming "Liberation Through Hearing" album, which is set to drop July 17th through Unique Leader Records. You can listen to the new track "The Discarnate Self Paradox" in the YouTube player below.
Another previously posted song from the upcoming album, titled "Iguanid Labyrinth," is also still available for streaming at this location.
Italy's Trails of Sorrow is set to release the new album "Languish In Oblivion" this coming September through Domestic Genocide Records. The band has now posted three songs off the release, which can be via bandcamp or in the player below. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Dreams Are Dying
2. Living as to Live is to Suffer
3. A Grave of Loneliness
4. Trees Crying Leaves
5. See My Blood Flowing
6. In Luce
7. Suffering Comes
8. Wonderful Memories
9. A Blinking Shadow
10. Ora è La Fine More...
Italian band Pursuing the End has issued the following statement about completing work on a new music video:
"We're so glad to announce that..finally...our official videoclip 'Withering" is READY! We hope you'll love it as we do! We want to apologize to all of you guys for this long period of waiting, but believe us, it's been well worthwhile.
"We want to say a huge thanks to all the people involved in this final creation process of this project: the editing team in Milan (Nicole, Luca, Andrea); Blue Bastille (film production company) and obliviously Mike Lunacy (videoclip director).
"The release date is being planned and it is going to be revealed during next week! Stay tuned!"
Pursuing the End is also currently working on new material to appear on an upcoming album. Details will be announced as they are made available.
U.S. power metal act Reverence (featuring members From Savatage, Tokyo Blade, Burning Starr and Crimson Glory) has posted three songs online from the band's debut CD "When Darkness Calls," which is out now. Check out the songs "Vengeance is Mine," "Too Late," and "When Darkness Calls" in the player available below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. When Darkness Calls
2. Bleed For Me
3. Phantom Road
4. Devil In Disguise
5. Too Late
7. The Price You Pay
9. Revolution Rising
10. After The Leaves Have Fallen
11. Vengeance Is Mine More...
Brazilian act Krisiun has announced new summer tour dates, along with the band's appearance at the upcoming Barge to Hell cruise. Details on the band's upcoming shows are as follows:
30.06.12 - Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar - Bogotá/Colombia
24.08.12 Ginasio do Tom - Charqueadas/RS
25.08.12 Cond - Caxias/RS
26.08.12 Opiniao - Porto Alegre/RS
07.09.12 Local em breve - Parnaiba/PI
08.09.12 Bueiro do Rock - Teresina/PI
09.09.12 Grab Club - Fortaleza/CE
15.09.12 Tuiuti Esporte Clube - Cascavel/PR
22.09.12 Bar Fly - Campo Grande/MS
23.09.12 Central Bar - Santo André/SP
29.09.12 Republica Music Bar - Taubate/SP
03.12.12 (USA) Miami(FL) / Barge to Hell
For more info on the Barge to Hell cruise, head over to this location.
Florida's Visionaries has posted the first video update from the band's time at Zink Studios in Plant City recording the debut album "The Corrupt Mindset." Check out the footage in the player available below.
"The Corrupt Mindset" is due out on July 31st, 2012. You can also listen to the album's previously posted title track over at this location.
The almighty A Band of Orcs finally has new tunes available for the human masses. The first to surface is the song “In The Keepers Chamber,” which is being premiered via Hails And Horns Magazine. Headbang to the track over at this location or in the player below.
Tomorrow, A Band of Orcs will also be playing the Headbang for the Highway Battle for Mayhem in Santa Clara, CA at The Avalon. We also recently unveiled the cover artwork for the band's upcoming new album, which can be found here. More...
Ohio's The Convalescence has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitar player:
"HERES THE BIG NEWS! After the July/Aug tour we will be welcoming another member to the band: Dana Presson II on guitar (ex War Machine/Only The Dust Remains).
"Dana will play his 1st show with us September 7th in Painesville, OH in place of Britton, who will be in recovery from surgery at the time. Britton and Dana will both remain in the band and we will have 3 guitarists."
To hear The Convalescence's music, check out the previously posted track "A Wretched Creation" over at this location.
California's Arkaik is gearing up to embark on the "Summer Insurrection" tour in early July, with full details available in the tour poster below or over at the Arkaik Facebook profile here. The band also commented:
"The Summer Insurrection tour w/ Severed Savior, Arkaik, and Genocaust starts in a week and a half! Go to our website to order merch while its cheap to help us out! Sale will end once we leave for tour."
Brazil's Violator has now revealed the details for the upcoming "Deadly Sadistic" European tour, which kicks off next month. Dates are as follows:
07.7.2012.Wermelskirchen (DE) - AJZ Bahndamm
08.7.2012.Arnhem (NL) - Willemeen
09.7.2012.Brusseles (BE) - DNA
10.7.2012.Paris (FRA) - Le Klub
11.7.2012.Angers (FRA) - La Conserverie
13.7.2012.San Sebastian (SP) - festival
14.7.2012.Oviedo (SP) - Sala Kandela
15.7.2012.Panoias-Braga (POR) - Dinaamo
16.7.2012.Granada (SP) - venue TBA
17.7.2012.Barcelona (SP) - Sala Begood
19.7.2012.Bologna (ITA) - Atlantide
20.7.2012.Komen (SLO) - Metal Mania fest
21.7.2012.Milan (ITA) - Blue Rose Saloon More...