Metal News for June 3, 2012
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19 news articles posted on this day.
Lugnoro, the Swedish retro quintet from Goteborg, is streaming most of its debut full-length album "Annorstades" over on YouTube. Seven tracks from "Annorstades," which was released on Ozium Records, have made their way onto there, including the upload of this video for the title track from the release. This richly progressive seventies styled band started out with the EP "Tellus" in 2009.
Hampshire, UK based death metal act Ageless Oblivion has issued the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:
"We're pleased to announce that after a long and gruelling search for a full time guitarist - Fahad Sperinck has joined Ageless Oblivion.
"He's a serious shredcase and is an oxford qualified mathematician. So, get down to our upcoming shows, give him a warm welcome and don't forget to bring your arithmetic problems."
To hear Ageless Oblivion tracks and find out more on the group, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
Holodomor has issued the following update about an upcoming vinyl release through Iron Bonehead:
"Holodomor are extremely proud to announce their fresh deal with the cult Iron Bonehead! The German vinyl-exclusive label will release a MLP of Témoignages de la Gnose Terrestre later this year, in a limited number of 300 copies."
Check out a song from the release, titled "Tribulation Stigmata," in the player below, or you can also hear the previously posted "The Spell of Black Affliction" at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Fall Into Time
2. The Spell of Black Affliction
3. Tribulation Stigmata
5. The Iconoclast More...
Demonical has issued the following announcement about finalizing the band's "Summer Infernal" tour dates starting at the end of the month:
"A battle in Budapest, Hungary, has been added to the 'Summer Infernal tour 2012,' our anticipated festival- and club campaign which kicks off at the Protzen Open Air in Germany during the Midsummer weekend. Further info at Facebook. Raise your horns and join our march for victory! The entire and final routing is below."
23.06 2012 GER - Protzen - Protzen Open Air
12.07 2012 LIT - Anyksciai - Devilstone Festival
13.07 2012 POL - Poznan - Klub U Bazyla
14.07 2012 CZE - Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Festival
15.07 2012 POL - Bielsko-Biala - Rude Boy Club
16.07 2012 GER - Dresden - Chemiefabrik
17.07 2012 GER - Cottbus - La Casa
18.07 2012 GER - Hamburg - RR Warehouse
19.07 2012 GER - Berlin - K17
20.07 2012 GER - Wohra - Ragnarock Open Air
21.07 2012 CZE - Prague - Klub 007
24.07 2012 AT - Vienna - Escape Metalcorner
25.07 2012 HUN - Budapest - Rocktogon
26.07 2012 CZE - Ostrava - Barrak Music Club
27.07 2012 GER - Pretzschendorf (Sachsen) - Dark Moon Festival
28.07 2012 GER - Obersinn - Eisenwahn Festival (afternoon show)
28.07 2012 GER - Rohr bei Meiningen - Riedfest (evening show)
04.08 2012 SWE - Ludvika - Gamrocken
French act Fallen Joy has posted a new video clip online for "Hymn To Silent Soldiers," which is taken from the upcoming new album "Inner Supremacy." You can watch the Brice Hincker/CHS Productions directed clip below. A teaser trailer for the new album "Inner Supremacy" is also available at this location.
Fallen Joy is:
Victor Gallot-Lavallée: Guitars and Vocals
Julien Rousseau: Bass guitar and Vocals
Antoine Brisson: Guitars
Leandro Daloi: Drums
Sweden's Deathember has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's vocalist:
"It is with great sadness we announce that our singer Tobias Sandin has decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. There are no hard feelings between Tobias and Deathember what so ever, we wish him good luck in his future musical endeavors.
"We want to make it absolutely clear that Deathember will not be slowed down regardless of this. We have a lot of great things coming your way, just wait and see!
"This only applies to swedes so we'll do the rest in Swedish: Deathember söker nu en ny vokalist. Är du intresserad, har mycket live och studioerfarenhet? Skicka din ansökan till Deathemberband@gmail.com med en länk eller fil med något inspelat material!"
To hear Deathember's music, check out the band's "Scapegoat" music video at this location.
In the Act of Violence has posted a new video update online explaining the band's lineup situation and showing the group rehearsing songs. Check out the footage below. You can also find the band's previously posted "Overwatch" video clip at this location.
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user AquariumRandomVideo2, of Symphony X performing live yesterday at the Loud Festival in Bulgaria. Check out the clip below. Symphony X will also be playing a headliner set at ProgPower USA in Atlanta this coming Saturday, September 15, 2012.
U.S. act Stand Your Ground has issued the following update about heading out on the road in July:
"Check out these new tour dates for the Destroy It All Tour featuring Stand Your Ground, Domination and Carry Your Ghost. Tour presented by Get Attached! Clothing and AAP Booking & Management. Come out and support!"
Dates are as follows:
7/5 - Conway, AR (@ Soundstage)
7/6 - Tyler, TX (@ Crossroads Music Venue)
7/7 - El Paso, TX (@ House Show)
7/8 - Phoenix, AZ (@ TBA)
7/9 - Los Angeles, CA (@ Cobalt Cafe)
7/10 - Bakersfield, CA (@ Bakersfield Dome)
7/11 - Fresno, CA (@ Chinatown Youth Center)
7/12 - Medford, OR (@ Shasta Way Grange Hall)
7/13 - Eugene, OR (@ The Gathering Place)
7/14 - Bremerton, WA (@ The Coffee Oasis)
7/15 - Vancouver, BC, Canada (@ Tom Lee Music Hall)
7/16 - Seattle, WA (@ Studio Seven)
7/17 - Spokane, WA (@ The Hop)
7/18 - Hermiston, OR (@ The Grimm Den)
7/19 - La Grande, OR (@ TBA)
7/20 - Twin Falls, ID (@ Radio Randavoo)
7/21 - Pocatello, ID (@ The Elks Lodge)
Finland's Circle of Contempt has issued the following announcement about recording a new EP and writing material for an upcoming full-length album:
"Just a quick update guys and girls! I just started tracking guitars for our upcoming EP, which will be released thru Sumerian Records later this year.
"The effort will be produced and tracked by Sami Raatikainen (Necrophagist, Radiance). Stay tuned for some studio updates. Also just started writing songs for the full length."
To hear music from Circle of Contempt, check out the band's "Entwine the Threads" lyric video at this location.
Gotthard released new album "Firebirth" on June 1st, and the band has now posted two additional track-by-track breakdown clips for the release. Check out videos explaining the 11th and 12th songs on the album in the players available below. You can also find the previously posted two videos in the series at this location.
Soul Sacrifice will be releasing new album "Carpe Mortem" on June 29th through Massacre Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at the Unisound Studios in Sweden, and the band has now revealed the cover artwork, which can be viewed below.
Soul Sacrifice also already shot a video for the song "Comatose," which will be featured on the album. The video was directed by the Swedish director Daniel Larsson and is available here. The track list for "Carpe Mortem" is as follows:
2. Bullet Proof
6. Fly Forever (Pentagram Cover)
7. Society for Killing
8. Torture My Soul
9. Carpe Mortem
10. Sarcastic Existence
11. Exile More...
Brazilian death metal band Escarnium is back a year later after the release of 2011's EP “Rex Verminorum + Covered in Decadence.” They have posted a preview trailer of their new full-length "Excruciating Existence," which has samples of the new songs. The album just came out via Hellthrasher Distribution/Sevared. Escarnium has also posted a couple of new songs "Enfeeblement and Iconoclasm" and "Covered in Decadence" over on ReverbNation. Escarnium is in the midst of its Excruciating Europe Tour 2012", which runs through June.
Malaysian death metal band Humiliation recently put out its album "From Strength to Strength" and is streaming a couple of tracks from it over on YouTube. Below is an upload of the track "Bukit Kepong," and the song "Days of Terror" is also uploaded to YouTube as well. Humiliation will be playing at United Day 2 on July 8th with 69 other bands on three stages at Lanud Sulaiman.
A few weeks ago, Sunday Old School took a look at Swedish progressive metal outfit Opeth, which was followed by suggestions to cover other prog metal bands such as Dream Theater. We’ll definitely touch on them and other big name prog metal bands soon, but before that happens, perhaps it would be wise to examine the band that influenced almost every progressive rock band going today. Unfortunately, we don’t cover Pink Floyd, so this week we’ll be looking at Rush instead. Rush was formed in 1968 by schoolmates Alex Lifeson (born Alexandar Zivojinovich) and John Rutsey, who played guitar and drums respectively, along with singing bass player Jeff Jones, who was replaced by Geddy Lee, another former schoolmate of Lifesons, soon afterwards. They performed regularly in their local scene before releasing their first single, a cover of the Buddy Holly track, "Not Fade Away," which performed poorly. After struggling to impress record companies, they decided to release their self-titled debut album themselves in 1974, which once again had lacklustre sales at first, until a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio got hold of the record and began playing the song, "Working Man" on a regular basis. The song struck a chord with working class rock fans and soon "Rush" was re-released in the United States through Mercury Records.
Due to problems with diabetes, Rutsey decided to leave the band for the sake of his health, eventually being replaced by Hamilton native, Neil Peart, whose first concert with the band was opening for Uriah Heep to an audience of 11,000. Peart also took over the role as chief lyricist and the next year, Rush released their second album, "Fly By Night," which was better received than their previous effort and peaked on the Billboard 200 at 113. They followed this with, "Caress Of Steel," which featured only five tracks and was a commercial and critical disappointment. Although the record company urged Rush to record more radio friendly music, they instead got to work on their most ambitious record at that point, which was released in April 1976 as, "2112." The album contained a twenty minute long title track split into seven parts and became their first Platinum album in Canada, eventually going on to be Triple Platinum in the United States. The success of, "2112," allowed the group to release their first live album, "All The World’s A Stage" a few months later. More...
Boston death metal band Scaphism has finally self-released its debut album "Festering Human Remains" and is streaming a few tracks from it. Below is an upload of the song "Violating the Deceased," plus there is also the song "Encephalopathy" playing over on YouTube. The band previously had a studio and a live demo, plus had released a three way split CD with Boarcorpse and Composted. Scaphism will be on the roster at the Worcester Death Fest on June 10th at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, along with Six Feet Under, Revocation, Dying Fetus, Suffocation and several more bands. Get more information on that show by going to the Facebook event page.
Cumbeast just recently released its third album "Recycled Nastiness" on Pathologically Explicit/ Sevared Records, which basically is a compilation of re-recorded old tracks and the 2010 unreleased recordings, for a total of eleven tracks. Below is an upload of one of the unreleased songs put on the album, the track "Unborn Delicacy." Cumbeast hails from Turku, Finland and has released a couple of other groovy death grind albums, 2006's "Human Pinata" and the 2008 sophomore release "Gourmet of Ill Shit." Cumbeast will be appearing at Sick Fest 2012 in Denmark on June 22nd.
Belgian grind rockers Fungus Inc. released their second album "Gettin' Drunk & Spreadin' Spunk" a couple of months ago at a release party at the Carpe Diem in Hasselt. Now Sevared is releasing the colored vinyl 12" limited edition version, which will come with a copy of the CD. Hailing from Limburg, Belgium, Fungus Inc. used to be known as Culpable Homicide until changing its name a few years back. Below is the first of two tracks streaming from the album, the song "Whiskey Dick." You can also hear the track "Crazy Dave" over on YouTube.
Bilocate should be releasing its third album on June 11th, titled "Summoning the Bygones." On that album Bilocate will do an adaptation of the Paradise Lost track "Dead Emotion" and a couple of tracks featuring the guest vocals of Dan Swano, "A Desire to Leave" and "Hypia." Below is a fan-made upload of the latter track, featuring a slide show of the band. You can also stream "The Tragedy Within," a track of richly infused oriental metal from the new album, over at YouTube.