Metal News for June 8, 2011
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Kam Lee will perform the entire Massacre "From Beyond" album at the "A Day of Death Festival" in Williamsville, NY on July 16th, 2011. Lee states on his Facebook page that his former band mates declined a full-fledged reunion. The "From Beyond" lineup consists of Kam Lee (vocals), Rick Rozz (guitar), Terry Butler (bass) and Bill Andrews (drums).
Deceased, Nokturnel, Insanity, and Druid Lord are among the acts scheduled to join Lee at the "Glorious Times"-sponsored event.
Forming in 1984, Massacre is one of Florida's earliest death metal acts. Its members have played in such acts as Death, Six Feet Under, and Obituary.
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura have posted another new song online from their forthcoming new studio album, "Kairos," for free streaming. You can check out the song, "Mask" by heading over to MetalSucks.net.
"Kairos" will be Sepultura's first album for the band's new record label, Nuclear Blast and the second to include new member Jean Dolabella, who replaced founding drummer Igor Cavalera in 2007. It will be released in Europe on June 24th with a North American release of July 12th to follow.
The previously uploaded title track from "Kairos" is also still available for streaming by navigating your browser here.
The song "Stagnant Fucking Darkness" from Cobwebs of Deception, a two man band consisting of The Reverend John Hex and Orpheus, has been posted online and can be heard in the clip below.
You can also check out a previously uploaded song from another of The Revered John Hex's projects, titled Nostalgic Darkness, by heading over here.
GunShyAssassin.com is currently streaming another track from Necrodeath's "The Age of Fear" special edition, which will be released on June 14th through Scarlet Records. Check out the track "Black Magic" by heading over to this location.
Featuring songs from the entire Necrodeath back catalogue, starting with 1987's debut album "Into The Macabre" through the band's latest release "Old Skull," "The Age Of Fear" captures the entire essence of the band to this day while awaiting the next new album, to be released in the fall of 2011 on Scarlet Records.
One man metal act Ashen Reign has announced the new album "An Angels Burden" will see its release on July 1st, 2011. Samples from the album and additional details on the release are available through the band's official website. A statement from Ashen Reign about the band's sound reads as follows:
"Ashen Reign is One Vision, One Purpose, One Goal. Music played with emotion, passion and integrity. Ashen Reign is a one man band, all instruments, mixing, engineering. It is really for love of music and wanting to share my musings with you. Nothing more, nothing less. Music played with precision, attack and focus. Melodic metal with a solid force pushing it forward.
"Brent McDaniel is the force behind the music. With a love for bands like Falconer and Porcupine Tree, throw in some Opeth and Paul Gilbert and you have the basic influences that inspired the birth of Ashen Reign."
The track listing for "An Angels Burden" is as follows:
1. The Feast
2. An Angels Burden
4. Broken Heart
5. Simple Things
6. Prayer For The Dying
7. Fear of the Snake
8. The Sparrow
The title track has been posted online from Stream of Passion's third full-length album "Darker Days," which can be heard in the player below.
The band also recently posted a track-by-track breakdown of the new album, which can be found at this location. "Darker Days" will see its release on the following dates:
Spain, Finland, Sweden: June 22
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: June 24
Rest Of Europe: June 27
USA: July 5 More...
Stuff.co.nz is reporting that Cradle of Filth's infamous "Jesus is a Cunt" shirts (image available after the jump) were seized from a store in Invercargill, New Zealand on June 5th. The story reads as follows:
Clothing that describes Jesus Christ as a profanity was seized from a south Invercargill store by police yesterday. Police took away the offending apparel after being asked to do so by Internal Affairs.
The tops would be sent to the department which would decide, after consulting with police, whether the owners of the Impuls'd store which sells them would be charged with any criminal offenses.
The Southland Times yesterday revealed the store, owned byWarren and Angela Skill, was selling hooded tops with the words "Jesus is a c***" emblazoned on the back.
Sergeant Brock Davis, of Invercargill, said police visited the store mid-afternoon and seized between 10 and 15 hooded tops and long-sleeved T-shirts with the offending words on them. The owner was co-operative, he said. People have been seen wearing the tops on city streets in the past week, with a 68-year-old visitor to the city saying she was horrified when she saw a man walking along Dunns Rd with the offending words emblazoned across his back.More...
Read the full article at Stuff.co.nz.
Oppressive Australian sludge/metal unit Whitehorse has confirmed that the band will release the "Progression" album on both 12" LP and digital download formats to North America via At A Loss Recordings this Summer.
"Progression" was initially released early this year on CD by Sweat Lung Records, to coincide with Whitehorse’s 2011 American tour. The brutal venture took the band through a massive amount of the country, including several performances at this year’s SXSW as well as a full Southeast/East Coast tour alongside The Body.
At A Loss will release "Progression" digitally on July 5th, 2011, and the deluxe LP vinyl format will be released later in the Summer; the lacquers are currently being cut at Chicago Mastering Service by Jason Ward, and a final release date will be announced shortly.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Mechanical Disintegration (7:38)
2. Progression (6:10)
3. Control, Annihilate (4:06)
4. Time Worn Regression (9:26)
5. Remains Unknown (10:45)
Iced Earth has posted a new trailer online for the forthcoming DVD "Festivals of the Wicked," which is a three-concert, nearly six-hour extravaganza. You can check out the video at the Iced Earth Facebook page and official website.
The U.S. and European release dates for "Festivals of the Wicked" are as follows:
EUROPE: June 27, 2011
USA: July 12, 2011
In other recent Iced Earth news, the band also recently recruited new vocalist Stu Block of Into Eternity to replace former singer Matt Barlow.
Bay Area thrashers Dekapitator are set to re-release the "We Will Destroy…You Will Obey" album in both CD and digital formats on June 21st, 2011. The band is now streaming the title track from the re-release online at the official Dekapitator Facebook page.
The "We Will Destroy...You Will Obey" artwork can also be viewed below.
Canada's Will of the Ancients has posted a second teaser trailer online for the band's new album "To Our Glorious Dead." You can check out the clip below, or find the previously uploaded first teaser clip by navigating over here.
Taiwanese black metal act Chthonic recently posted a new music video online for the single "Takao," which can be viewed at this location.
"The original version of this chorus is totally Taiwanese folk style, but the version that Ensiferum's singing sounds so Finnish folk! So amazing, we definitely want to share this version with our fans!" said Doris Yeh, leader and bassist of Chthonic.
Yu Tien, a popular Taiwanese Enka singer, also provided vocals for the original version of "Takao." The track is about Taiwanese soldiers departing from the Takao Harbor to join the Pacific War. "Yu Tien's voice perfectly provided the passionate vibe of the song." Doris said, "But not just passion, there are many kinds of emotions of these soldiers, they might be struggling, passion, or confused. You can find all these feeling in this song."
The band also commented on the filming: "In order to show the different emotions of this song, Chuang Chih-wen, the director of Takao's Music Video, filmed this video in a very different way. There are many slow shots with many different objects such as eagle, cherry blossoms, and even Type Zero fighter aircraft, which is considered as one of the most classic fighter aircraft during World War II.
"During the filming, the 80-year-old character who has kept working very hard with the crew. He even didn't want to get rest for hours. After the filming, he said 'My father was a soldier of Takasago army, now I'm playing his role, I have to make it perfect!' His comment touched everybody in the studio."
Memoira has posted the first in a series of video clips chronicling the band's time in the studio recording new material. You can check out the footage below.
Memoira's last update about recording a new album can also be found online by heading over to this location.
Dying Fetus has posted a cover of Bolt Thrower's "Unleashed Upon Mankind" from the band's forthcoming limited edition, mini-LP "History Repeats…" online at this location.
"History Repeats…" marks the Dying Fetus 20th anniversary and sees the group covering tracks from other influential bands such as Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Pestilence, and more.
The new album "History Repeats…" also includes a brand new Dying Fetus track exclusive to this release. The mini-LP is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide and set for a July 19th North American release date through FYE stores and Relapse Mailorder exclusively. "History Repeats…" will be released internationally on July 25th.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Fade Into Obscurity (Dehumanized cover)
2. Unchallenged Hate (Napalm Death cover)
3. Gorehog (Broken Hope cover)
4. Rohypnol (Dying Fetus original exclusive to this release)
5. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower cover)
6. Twisted Truth (Pestilence cover)
7. Born In A Casket (Cannibal Corpse cover)
Exhumed has posted another new track, titled "Necrotized," from the band's new album "All Guts, No Glory" online now through the Decibel Magazine blog. The song can also be heard in the player below.
The band has also previously posted "As Hammer To Anvil" from "All Guts, No Glory" online, with details available here.
"All Guts, No Glory," the follow-up to 2003's "Anatomy Is Destiny," will see its North American release on July 5th on a variety of formats including CD (pre-order), deluxe digital (pre-order), a limited edition 2-disc set that includes a second disc of exclusive bonus tracks (pre-order), single LP vinyl, and limited edition buzzsaw shaped vinyl. More...
Relapse Records will release the brand new album from southern metal band Hail!Hornet this summer.
The album, "Disperse The Curse," follows-up the band's self-titled 2007 debut and has been set for a July 19th North American release date. Hail!Hornet has "Dixie" Dave Collins (Weedeater, Bongzilla) on bass, Erik Larson (Alabama Thunderpussy, Birds of Prey) on drums, Vince Burke (Beaten Back To Pure, Lunch) on guitars, and T-roy Medlin (Sourvein, Buzzov*en) on vocals.
Two years in the making, "Disperse The Curse" was recorded at Sniper Studio by the band's own Vince Burke. The album features 11 new tracks and artwork from Brian Mercer (MercerRock.com).
The "Disperse The Curse" track listing is as follows: "Shoot The Pigs," ""Gifted Horse," "Disperse The Curse," "Glass Roses," "Beast of Bourbon," "Kill the Liars," "Unholy Foe," "Suicide Belt," "Dullards Creed," "Scars," and "Blacked Out In Broad Daylight."
The CD is available for pre-order now at this location.
After recently posting behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Finisterra" music video, Moonspell has now posted another making-of clip online. You can check out footage from the making of "Scorpion Flower" in the player below.
Lord Vicar has posted the song "The Fear of Being Crushed" online, which is taken from a split album with Funeral Circle. You can check out the song in the player below. The split CD is available through Eyes Like Snow Records.
Escape From has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Festiwal Mocnych Brzmien:
"We are proud to announce that Escape From will be supporting Hate, Lost Soul, and Faust Again on IX Festiwal Mocnych Brzmien on 30th July, 2011 (Swiecie, PL). More info on official FMB myspace profile here."
Hackneyed has posted the cover artwork online for the band's new album "Carnival Cadavre," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the art:
"Ladies and Gentleman, we proudly present the cover of our new album 'Carnival Cadavre.' As with our last album we've drawn on the proven work of Björn Goosses from Killustrations. And we weren't disappointed!
"An artwork 'having hand and foot (German saying for 'holding water')' in the true sense of the word! The truth behind the 'Carnival Cadavre' is only revealed after a second glance at the bright fairground and circus atmosphere with Ferris wheel and circus tents. And neither on the cover nor in the songs a lack of blood, guts or Hackneyed's very own black humor can be observed. But see for yourself."
A previously uploaded studio video clip of the band's time recording the new album can be found at this location.
Throne of Malediction has checked in with the following update about releasing "Ceremonial Blood," the band's debut full-length album:
"Our long awaited album, 'Ceremonial Blood' is out next week from Ziekte/Victory By Fire Records. The link is here to pre-order. Btw, Ziekte Records is merging with Victory by Fire, transitional period atm. We busted ass trying to get this album done. A lot of work, hope it is well received. Support the underground!"
In other Throne of Malediction news, the band also recently announced several lineup changes and gave an addition to our Pit Stories column. The artwork and layout for the new album can be viewed below. More...
Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation has posted the music video for the song "Sinéad." Check it out below.
"Sinéad" is the second single of the band's new album, "The Unforgiving," which was released in March.
The band will be on tour in Europe and North America later this year. Tour dates are as follows: More...
On Day Two, the scene had changed. The street in front of the club had been shut down and made into the fest grounds. One stage was at each end of the street, just over the length of the building. I won’t say that the festival had a lot of space; we were kind of worried about bands overlapping and drowning out each other’s sound. But the rigs for each stage were so loud that that would prove impossible. Vendors also lined up between the two stages selling boxes of vinyl, CDs, and even some cassettes. There were t-shirts galore with hideous pictures and illegible logos. I was really amused by the black metal face-painting stand where you could choose from KISS, Immortal, King Diamond, and your other favorite corpse-painted rockers. Inside Sonar was a new merch room that was so constantly crowded and oddly arranged, it kind of looked like a beggar’s village with really cool wares for sale. With so much drink, food, merchandise from every band in existence, and amazing live shows all day long, you couldn’t ask for more. More...
American metal veterans Machine Head has announced that their new, as-yet untitled studio album, their first since 2007's highly acclaimed, "The Blackening," will be released through Roadrunner Records on September 27th in North America. In the meantime, fans will be able to hear the first single from the record, which is entitled, "Locust" as from June 14th, when an advance mix of the song will be available to purchase from iTunes as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival sampler.
"We've been working on the record for a few weeks now, and when the opportunity to be a part of the free Mayhem sampler came up, we did not want to pass up the chance," said Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn. "We're so pumped for our fans to hear the new music that we're so proud of."
Flynn went a little deeper about the meaning of the song, saying, "'Locust' is a metaphor. Locusts fly in a swarm, but they can't control which direction they fly; they float on the wind, they land, cause massive destruction, and then float away on the wind to leave you in the aftermath. The song is a metaphor for a type of person that sometimes comes into your life and has a similar effect." More...
Greek black metal act Naer Mataron has issued the following announcement about recruiting a female vocalist for the new album the band is currently recording:
"Supposedly were we ever asked whether we'd use female vocals in Naer Mataron, the response would be obviously 'No!' Dead sure! But what if we could somehow reverse the question, using the magic of language to give form to another meaning with the use of the same words? What if
we could ask 'Who would be the singer that can give her voice to a brutal black metal act such as ourselves?' Who could be the one to raise her voice, claiming to invoke Thanatos - the Death himself?
"Then, a mysterious, dressed in black, slim figure comes to mind, along with a name that has strongly marked the realms of music for the last 4 decades, either fronting for The Swans or her personal band... Jarboe!
"So here we are, ripping the fruits of a friendship that was born between us and this greatly respected lady, during the 'Mother of Changes' Tour, back in the June of 2009. You will hear her voice in the title track of our upcoming album '???O ? T?????S' (translated 'Long Live Death')!
"You will hear her and chill with fright for the impending Death that her invocation shall unleash..." More...
Just For Fun
Vegan Black Metal Chef Episode 2 has been posted online, and is available for viewing below. The episodes are planned to go back and fourth between a more complex recipe like the pad thai and a series of easy recipes like this one.
In this episode you will make an "All Star Redneck Medley." This is mashed potatoes, baked beans, and corn.
Hellfighter, the new band featuring former members of British thrash metal veterans Xentrix, has posted a new music video online for the song, "Legacy Of Hate." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's debut album, "Damnation's Wings," which is available now. More...
European death metal veterans Vader have posted their sixth studio report online for streaming. The band entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland last month to begin recording a forthcoming new full length, "Welcome To The Morbid Reich." You can view the footage in the player below.
You can also find the previously posted fifth studio video report by heading over to this location.
High quality DVD style footage of System of a Down's June 5, 2011 performance at the Rock Am Ring festival in Nurburg, Germany has been made available for streaming, courtesy of Zildjian. You can view the concert spread across three parts in the players below.
European modern metal act Un-Slaved has posted its new music video online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "Un-Slaved" and can be viewed in the player below.
Good Fight Music has announced that it will be giving away its 2011 summer sampler as a digital download for a limited time only. The compilation features 8 tracks and can be downloaded through Amazon.com. You can view the track listing for the sampler in the list below.
1. The Chariot - Robert Rios
2. Madball - Invigorate
3. The Contortionist - Contact
4. Conditions - The End of Progression
5. This or the Apocalypse - The Incoherent
6. Funeral For A Friend - Front Row Seats To The End Of The World
7. While She Sleeps - My Conscience, Your Freedom
8. S.O.S. - Keep Me Outside
The official setlist has been revealed for the ongoing farewell "Epitaph" tour presented by heavy metal icons Judas Priest. You can view the setlist below, with dates for the band's North American leg of its "Epitaph" tour at this location.
1. Rapid Fire
2. Metal Gods
3. Heading Out To The Highway
4. Judas Rising
6. Victim Of Changes
7. Never Satisfied
8. Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez cover)
10. Night Crawler
11. Turbo Lover
12. Beyond The Realms of Death
13. The Sentinel
14. Blood Red Skies
15. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (Fleetwood Mac cover)
16. Breaking The Law
18. The Hellion/Electric Eye
19. Hell Bent For Leather
20. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Swedish alt-metal act Blindside has posted its new album online for streaming. The album, titled "With Shivering Hearts We Wait," was released on June 7, 2011 through INO Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below with the stream being available at this location.
1. There Must Be Something In The Water
2. My Heart Escapes
3. Monster On The Radio
4. It’s All I Have
5. Bloodstained Hollywood Ending
6. Our Love Saves Us
7. Bring Out Your Dead
10. There Must Be Something In The Wind
Florida deathcore act Catalepsy has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Bleed" and can be viewed in the player below. The track is the title cut of the group's second album, "Bleed", which was released on May 10, 2011 through Eulogy Recordings. You can view the album in the player below.
American progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have revealed the title and track listing for their upcoming new full-length album. The album has been given the title of "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" and will feature 9 tracks. Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess commented on the album, which is planned for a September 20, 2011 release through Roadrunner Records, by saying:
"We have poured our hearts and minds into the creation of this album. All the life changing events that surrounded us before, as well as during the whole process, fueled our desire to dig deep within ourselves and create the best music we possibly could."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. On The Backs Of Angels
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This Is The Life
5. The Shaman's Trance
7. Far From Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath The Surface
Vancouver, Canada heavy metal act Bison b.c. has announced that it has parted ways with drummer Brad McKinnon, who has performed on all three of Bison's full length albums. No explanation was provided for the split but it is said to be on good terms from both parties. In the meantime, the band have announced the following live concert dates;
06/18 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/23 Calgary, AB – Dickens
06/24 Calgary, AB – Olympic Plaza
06/25 Kamloops, BC – Pogue Mahones
European act Volbeat has announced new dates for its forthcoming North American headline tour. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
07/24 Toronto, ON – Metal TO
07/25 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
07/26 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
07/28 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/29 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
07/30 Madison, WI – WJJO Bandcamp
07/31 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
08/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s
08/03 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
08/05 Miami, FL – The Fillmore
08/06 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
08/07 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/10 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
08/13 Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale
08/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
08/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08/19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
08/20 Winnipeg, MB – Rock On The Range Canada
08/22 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Center
08/23 Calgary, AB – McEwan Hall
08/25 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
08/26 Spokane, WA – Rock Hard/The Park
09/02 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/03 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
09/04 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
U.K. extreme metal act Lock Up has posted a new trailer online to promote its forthcoming new album. The album, titled "Necropolis Transparent," is set to land in North American stores on July 12, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the trailer below.
American rap-metal veterans Limp Bizkit have posted the title track from its forthcoming comeback album online for streaming. "Gold Cobra" is set for a June 28, 2011 release date through Interscope Records. You can check out the title track in the soundcloud player provided below.
In other Limp Bizkit news, the band will be releasing a great hits album titled "Icon." Details are available at this location.
The "Gold Cobra" track listing is as follows:
1. (intro) (feat. Gene Simmons)
2. Bring It Back
3. Gold Cobra
4. Shark Attack
5. Get A Life
7. Douche Bag
8. Walking Away
12. Why Try
13. Killer In You
Deluxe edition bonus tracks:
15. My Own Cobain
16. Tale To Tell
17. Back Porch
New drum cam footage has made its way online featuring Chimaira drummer Austin D’Amond performing the band's latest single "Trigger Finger." The track is to be included on the band's upcoming new album "The Age of Hell." You can check out the video in the player below.
Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta has posted a video breakdown for his upcoming solo album. Jasta's debut self-titled solo album will see a July 26, 2011 release through eOne Music. You can check out the video in the player below.