Metal News for June 28, 2013
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28 news articles posted on this day.
Mexican metalcore band Breeder Of Plagues recently issued its album "The Sun in the Sea" on Reconstruct records, and is streaming four tracks from it over on YouTube. Listen to the song "Ghost of a Thousand" below. After a recent live date at the Reconstruct Fest, the band has two other performances scheduled at the Foro Mixtlan in Mexico City on July 5th and at the Black Dog in Queretaro on July 13th.
Pakistani doom/death band Khorne is gearing up to release its debut EP in July, having just completed drum sequencing, final guitars and bass tracks. Khorne on a short tour of Lahore and Islamabad, with vocalist Farhan Rathore staying in Lahore for two days and spending the rest of his trip in Islamabad. Khorne released the two track demo "Resurrection" in February of this year, both tracks which are streaming below.
Portland doom band Boneworm has posted a series of summer live dates in its home state of Oregon. The trio has been streaming its three-song debut self-titled EP on bandcamp, which it released in the fall of 2012. Check it out below, and get more details on Boneworm's facebook band page.
Jul 19 Duffy's Hanger, Salem, OR
Jul 20 The Black Forest, Eugene, OR
Jul 25 Katie O'Brien's, Portland, OR
Aug 09 World Famous Kenton Club, Portland, OR
Sep 11 Tube, Portland, OR
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is set to release the deluxe edition of the Coffins "Colossal Hole" EP on 10-inch vinyl format on August 20th. This deluxe edition is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on black night vinyl and comes with a set of two barf bags and a pair of numbered event style tickets.
This release features raw pre-production demo tracks from their Relapse Records debut "The Fleshland," and was previously only available as a limited cassette direct from the band. This exclusive edition features cover artwork by Uchino, complimented by a pair of numbered collectable event style tickets.
True metal warriors Manowar posted up a sample clip for the upcoming live release "Lords of Steel Live" EP. The clip features the track "Hail, Kill & Die," which appeared on the band's latest album "Lords of Steel" (see review at this location. The EP features performances from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia and Sweden and is scheduled for release digitally as a worldwide iTunes exclusive on July 9th, 2013 and on CD via the Kingdom of Steel on August 16th, 2013.
The track list is:
1. El Gringo
3. Hail, Kill And Die
5. The Lord Of Steel
6. Thunder In The Sky
Check out the trailer here: More...
Horseback posted a trailer for the band's upcoming 3CD compilation release "A Plague of Knowing." The trailer features a portion of the unreleased track "On the Eclipse." The release collects a half decade’s worth of compilation material, vinyl only releases, demos, live recordings and previously unreleased songs onto a limited edition set.
The first pressing is strictly limited to 2000 copies and housed in a beautiful deluxe three disc digi-wallet together with a Horseback sticker. The album is an essential collector’s item for die hard fans as well as anyone interested in diving into the history and progression of one of underground heavy music’s most interesting outfits.
Portland's Lord Dying has teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere the new track "Descend Into Chaos." Check it out over at this location. The track appears on the band's forthcoming debut "Summon the Faithless," which is set for release via Relapse Records on July 9th.
The album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats, and is available for pre-order here.
The track list for "Summon the Faithless" is:
1. In a Frightened State of Gnawed Dismemberment
2. Summoning the Faithless
3. Greed is Your Horse
4. Descend Into External
5. Dreams of Mercy
6. Perverse Osmosis
7. Water Under a Burning Bridge
8. What is Not...is
Austrian act The Last Warning posted a new music video for the track "Devil Inside," the second video for the new album "Progression." Check out "The Beast" over at this location. "Progression" drops today via Massacre Records.
The track list for "Progression" is:
1. The Beast
2. Devil Inside
4. The New Sign
5. Pain and Hate
6. Awake the Red Lion
8. Down to the Ground
10. Now I Bleed
11. Fake Blood
12. Say Goodnight More...
Eyes Set To Kill will uncover the band's identity with "Masks," the fifth full-length album and first for Century Media Records. "Masks" is set for release September 17, 2013 in North America.
Singer Alexia Rodrigues comments: "I felt like we were wearing a bunch of masks to impress people. At one point, I had a bit of a revelation. We have gone through so many changes over the years, but it wasn't about anybody else. It was about us - we've really found the band's face at this point. We aren't wearing masks anymore."
The track list for "Masks" is:
2. Killing In Your Name
3. The Lost and Forgotten
4. Where I Want To Be
5. True Colors
7. Little Liar
8. Nothing Left to Say
9. The New Plague
11. Secrets Between
13. Forbidden Line More...
Australian hard rock band Mystery will release the debut album "2013" on August 24, 2013 via Metalapolis Records. The band formed officially at the very beginning of 2010 after thirteen year old Rocky Ravic met twelve year old Tony Mlikota. Rocky was then introduced to twelve year old Kris Laccino who was a school friend of Tony. Kris and Tony would jam together and formed their very own band Mystery. In the later part of 2010, twelve year old Josh Scarpaci completed the line-up. Only several weeks later the band performed their debut show at CroktoberFest in Melbourne.
In late 2010, Mystery recorded the first demo single "Rock ’n’ Roll Forever Be," which was mixed by internationally renowned Stu Marshall of Death Dealer. He was so impressed that he offered to produce a debut album for the teenage band.
The band started the recordings for the debut in late 2011, after filming a professional music video for their first single which was co-directed by the prominent filmmakers Steve Ravic of Majestic Film and Hollywood based motion picture maker Neil Johnson (see video below). The professional approach was justified with their extremely successful back to back live shows in November 2011 on the main stage at Federation Square in the centre of the city of Melbourne.
In 2012, the band played some big festivals in Europe with bands like Manowar and Nightwish, as well as a few club shows in Germany and the US.
The track listing for "2013" is:
1. A New Dawn
2. Raise Your Fist
4. Nonstop To Nowhere
5. Test Of Time
6. On Fire
7. Rock 'n' Roll Forever Be
8. Lost In Time
9. Stand Up And Shout
10. Land Down Under More...
Belgian power/progressive act Max Pie posted a new music video for the song "Earth's Rules." The song appears on the band's sophomore LP "Eight Pieces-One World," which drops today via Mausoleum Recrds. The album was mixed and mastered at Domination Studios in Italy by DGM/Empyrios guitarist Simone Mularoni, who also makes a guest appearance on two tracks.
The track listing for the album is:
1. A Cage of Sins
2. I'm Sealed
3. Earth's Rules
4. I'm In Love
6. The Side of a Dime
8. Don't Tell Me Lies
Check out "Earth's Rules" here: More...
California's Huntress posted a teaser clip for the upcoming music video for the new track "Zenith." The song appears on the band's new LP "Starbound Beast," which is released today in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.
The video premieres soon. Check out the teaser here:
Guitarist Cesar Gonzales of Peruvian heavy metallers Mauser has just shared the new official video for the track "Coma." The track is part of the new material that Mauser is recording for a future release, and was directed by Carlos Schult, Hans Verheye and Jhonatan López. In other news, Mauser will be taking part in the Rock AM Yield VI tribute to the grunge movement on July 6th in Lima. The band will be playing tributes to Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, while the bands Avalon and Not Dead will be doing covers of Pearl Jam and Nirvana respectively. Get more information on that event at this location.
Finnish hardcore act Unkind posted a lyric video for the new track "Kehtoon Tapetut." The song appears on the band's upcoming new LP "Pelon Juuret."
The album is scheduled for release in CD/LP/Digital formats via Relapse Records on July 9th (North America), July 8th (UK/World), and July 5th (GER, FIN, Benelux).
Check out "Kehtoon Tapetut" here:
Italian thrash act Death Mechanism is streaming the new track "Monitored Procreation." The song appears on the band's third full length LP "Twenty-First Century," which will be released on July 30th via Scarlet Records.
The band features Bulldozer members Pozza (vocals/guitars) and Manu (drums). "Twenty-First Century" was produced and mixed by Coroner guitarist Tommy Vetterili at New Sound Studio in Pfaffikon, Switzerland.
The track listing for the new release is:
1. Monitored Procreation
2. Earthly Immortality
3. Human Limits
4. Evolutive Deviation
5. Tipping in Front
6. Obsolete Cults
7. Hidden Legacy
8. Century of Lies
10. Collapse 2000 A.D.
Check out "Monitored Procreation" here: More...
Canadian metal act The Agonist posted a drum playthrough video featuring Simon McKay teaching how to play the song "Panophobia." The song appears on the latest LP "Prisoners" which is available now via Century Media Records.
Check out the video here:
The German power metal werewolves have posted a new music video for the new track "Amen & Attack." The song appears on the upcoming release "Preachers of the Night," which is set to drop on the full moon of July 19th via Napalm Records.
The track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:
1. Amen & Attack
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead
Check out the video here: More...
Norwegian symphonic metal band Sirenia posted a lyric video for the new track "My Destiny Coming to Pass." The song appears on the band's upcoming LP "Perils of the Deep Blue," which drops today via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track listing for the new release is:
1. Ducere Me in Lucem
2. Seven Widows Weep (see music video)
3. My Destiny Coming to Pass
4. Ditt Endelikt
5. Cold Caress
8. Stille Kom Døden
9. The Funeral March
10. Profound Scars
11. A Blizzard Is Storming
Check out "My Destiny Coming to Pass" here: More...
Hypocrisy posted a trailer video for the upcoming remastered editions of the classic albums “Penetralia + Osculum Obscenum,” which will be released as a limited 2CD box enriched with extensive bonus material. The release will hit retailers on July 12th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.
The track listing is as follows:
CD 1 - Penetralia (remastered + live bonus)
1. Impotent God
2. Suffering Souls
4. Jesus Fall
5. God Is A Lie
6. Left To Rot
7. Burn By The Cross
8. To Escape Is To Die
9. Take The Throne
11. Left To Rot (live)
12. God Is A Lie (live) More...
Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.
Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:
Friday, June 28th:
Heaven Shall Burn
All That Remains
Veil of Maya
Love and Death
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...
California's Theory Of Our Kind (T.O.O.K.) has released a new music video online. Check out the "WWYD?" video clip below, or find more info on the band via Facebook here.
Underground death metal plague Vasaeleth has completed work on new release “All Uproarious Darkness.” Profound Lore Records comments:
"Following up the 'Crypt Born & Tethered To Ruin' abomination, the duo that comprise Vasaeleth have delivered their most menacing work yet of pure, raw unbridled death metal terror. While always encapsulating the old-school primal ancient death metal spirit, with 'All Uproarious Darkness' Vasaelth display a singularity and characteristic underground death metal aesthetic and distinctiveness that solely defines them and separates them in their own realm. The raw and uncanny atmosphere 'All Uproarious Darkness' (which features cover art painted by Antichrist Kramer, his best work yet) presents is the audial equivalent of the earth succumbing unto disease, the soundtrack to the universe inverting itself, the tomb of paradise revealed."
To officially be released August 20th, the track listing is as follows:
1. All Uproarious Darkness
2. Paradise Reconsecrated
3. Fathomless Wells Of Ruin
4. Black Curse Upheld
5. Throat Of The Grey Watcher More...
My Favorite Scar has released a new music video for "My Enemy," taken from an upcoming EP release due out in September 2013. Check it out below.
My Favorite Scar's debut album was released in 2010 by Universal Music and came in on #29 in Dutch album charts. The band has supported Kiss, Megadeth, Disturbed, and Alter Bridge and played headline shows in Ukraine as well as The Netherlands.
Italian act Silent Carrion has released the "Suprematism EP I," which can now be heard at Bandcamp or in the player available below. The track listing is:
1. Suicide 00:32
2. I'm Calm Now 03:38
3. Malphas 03:29
4. Human Maggots Swarming Round Her Bed of Death 02:42
5. Suprematism (Mercy) 03:54
6. The Ground Seems Hollow [Live] 05:40 More...
Our Last Crusade has checked in with the following announcement about lineup changes and working on a new album:
"Hey there OLC fans, friends, and newcomers. As some of you have noticed, we haven’t been playing shows or offering any substantial updates in the past few months. We have been trying to stay active on our main social media sites (Twitter, Instagram, Vine), but it can be difficult with all of our different schedules as of late.
"The good news is that we have spent the last 6 months writing our first full-length album. We are currently in the process of finishing preproduction for the last couple of songs. With this album, we decided that if we were going to put our money towards a full length, we wanted to record it somewhere that would give us the best possible final product. This has meant saving our money and committing it all to record this album at a professional studio. This is money that could have been spent on a van, trailer, or new merch instead. Considering most of us have one year left of university, investing our money into recording at an established studio benefits OLC’s future more than having the means to tour at the moment.
"So with that, our first announcement: In August, we will be heading to Sanford, Florida to record our first full length album at Audiohammer Studios with producers Eyal Levi and Jason Suecof. Eyal and Jason have worked with bands such as Reflections, Unearth Official, The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin, Job For A Cowboy, August Burns Red, The Contortionist and whitechapel. Both have years of experience recording and producing metal records. We are very excited to have the opportunity to record at the same studio so many great bands have been before. We are confident that recording this album at Audiohammer will help us produce the best performance and quality possible. This record will showcase the best material OLC has written to this point. We have not yet decided on a release date, but we can assure you all that it is coming in the future. More...
Soon the world will be blessed with more Steel Panther, as the band gears up for the release of a new album and follow-up to "Balls Out" (reviewed here).
Footage from the studio as the band works on this upcoming new record has now been posted online and can be viewed below.
A band which continually embarks on tours across the globe, France’s avant sludge coven Monarch will head to the Australian continent for the fourth time in the coming weeks.
From July 18th through 21st, Monarch will dredge the Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth metropolises laying down an oppressive and ethereal wall of noise-filled opening support for doom legends Saint Vitus. Just days later, on July 27th, the quartet will return to Sydney to headline Slaughterfest VI over thirteen other underground acts on the decimating bill.
7/18/2013 The Hi Fi - Brisbane w/ Saint Vitus
7/19/2013 The Hi Fi - Sydney w/ Saint Vitus
7/20/2013 The Hi Fi - Melbourne w/ Saint Vitus
7/21/2013 The Rosemount - Perth w/ Saint Vitus
7/27/2013 Spectrum - Sydney @ Slaughterfest VI [info]
A thirty-four minute down-tempo/down-tuned funeral dirge comprised of three tracks, Monarch's sixth full-length "Omens" was released via At A Loss Recordings in February 2012.
Toronto, ON metallers Where Giants Once Stood have unleashed a new lyric video for "Secrets," which comes off upcoming debut EP "The Changing," due out on Tuesday, July 30th. The track listing is as follows: