Metal News for June 9, 2012
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18 news articles posted on this day.
Born of Ruin, the new band featuring James Britton and James Cook from Anterior, has now posted a new demo song online from the group's first recording sessions. You can listen to the the song "Aura of the Entity" in the player below. The band also commented:
"Soooooo, after a heavy writing session over the last month, we have decided to post a teaser of whats to come! We have uploaded a demo of one of our forthcoming releases titled 'Aura Of The Entity.' Check it out and show some love...."
For more details on Born of Ruin, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
A Plea For Purging has issued the following announcement about calling it quits and heading out on a farewell tour:
"Plea will be playing our final U.S. shows alongside, long time friends, As Hell Retreats in August and September of this year. The run has been dubbed the 'QUIT YOUR BAND AND GET A JOB TOUR.' The last seven years have been amazing. Come have one more party and a few more stage dives with us at one of these final shows."
8.10 Little Rock, AR // Downtown Music
8.11 Fort Worth, TX // Tomcats
8.12 Jackson, MS // The Carter
8.17 Jacksonville, FL // Murray Hill Theatre
8.18 Douglasville, GA // The 7 Venue
8.19 Chattanooga, TN // TBA
8.24 Dayton, OH // The Attic
8.25 Owensboro, KY // TBA
8.26 Herrin, IL // HTTS
8.31 Greenville, SC // The Channel
9.1 Lynchburg, VA // Crosspoint
9.2 Annapolis, MD // Knights of Columbus
9.7 Birmingham, AL // The River
9.8 Nashville, TN // Rocketown
A Plea For Purging also has the following previously announced summer shows:
6.21 Wilmore, KY // ICHTHUS FESTIVAL
6.23 Knoxville, TN // Building B
6.25 Akron, OH // STRAIGHT HATE FESTIVAL
7.8 Springfield, IL // Black Sheep Cafe
7.9 Rockford, IL // Frontline
7.11 Willmar, MN // SONSHINE FESTIVAL
7.15 St. Paul, MN // Station 4
The death metal monarchs in Master are returning with their eleventh full-length, "The New Elite." Led by band mastermind/underground icon Paul Speckmann, who’s been churning out his maniacal odes of sonic sickness for over 30 years, "The New Elite" was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Shaark Studios (Root, Fleshless, etc), with artwork and layout design by German graphic artist Mark Bridgeman.
"The New Elite" is due out on August 14th, 2012 via Pulverised Records, with ordering information available here. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The New Elite
2. Rise Up And Fight
3. Remove The Knife
4. Smile As You’re Told
5. Redirect The Evil
6. Out Of Control
7. As Two Worlds Collide
8. New Reforms
9. Guide Yourself
10. Souls To Dissuade
11. Twist Of Fate More...
Knoxville, TN’s Straight Line Stitch recently finished up the first leg of a headlining U.S. tour with Blameshift and others. The band just kicked off the second leg in Austin, TX and will continue through the western portion of the U.S. until the tour closes on July 9th in St. Louis, MO. The second leg of the tour features openers Blameshift and Sever This Illusion on several dates, as well as individual appearances by Clutch, ChokeOut, and more. See below for a full listing of dates.
Andrew Mikhail, formerly of metal band Oceano, is currently filling in as touring guitarist on the second leg of the tour. Straight Line Stitch singer Alexis Brown adds, “The first leg of tour was awesome and we had a blast with Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour). It feels like the shows just keep getting better! We’re definitely geared up for the second part of the tour with Andrew Mikhail. Should be good times!”
6/9 – Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
6/10 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigo’s (w/ Blameshift)
6/11 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe (w/ Blameshift)
6/13 – El Paso, TX @ House of Rock (w/ Blameshift)
6/14 – Gallup, NM @ The Jaugernaut (w/ Blameshift)
6/15 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch (w/ Blameshift)
6/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Sanctuary (w/ Blameshift)
6/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin (w/ Blameshift)
6/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey (w/ Blameshift)
6/21 – Fresno, CA @ CYC
6/22 – San Jose, CA @ Musik Ink
6/23 – Sacramento, CA @ Shenanigans
6/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Submissions
6/25 – Portland, OR @ Mt Tabor Theatre (w/ Sever This Illusion)
6/27 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 (w/ Sever This Illusion)
6/28 – Yakima, WA @ The Speakeasy (w/ Sever This Illusion and Choke Out)
6/29 – Ceour D’ Alene, ID @ The Grail (w/ Sever This Illusion)
7/1 – Washakie, WY @ Rocky Mt. Hall
7/5 – Fargo, ND @ The Nestor (w/ Sever This Illusion)
7/6 – Saukrapids, MN @ Bubba’s Bar & Grille
7/8 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes (w/ Clutch)
7/9 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar (w/ Sever This Illusion)
The Yellow and Black Attack is back - infamous Christian glam act Stryper is about to embark on a string of select dates worldwide. The band has now made several changes to the previously announced tour routing and added on additional shows. The currently announced details for the run, which starts later this month, are as follows:
6.15.12 BamJam New Brockton, AL
6.22.12 House Of Blues Hollywood, CA
7.06.12 Seaside Festival Risoya, Norway
7.07.12 Gulbranna Festival Halmstad, Sweden
7.14.12 Kavarna Rock Festival Kavarna, Bulgaria
7.25.12 House Of Blues Orlando, FL (date changed)
7.27.12 Wild Horse Saloon Nashville, TN
7.28.12 HalfwayJam Royalton, MN
8.11.12 Scriba Town Inn Summer Oswego, NY
9.19.12 Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima, India
9.22.12 DDSC Dimapur, India
11.16.12 Poliedro de Caracas Caracas, Venezuela
11.17.12 Complejo Ferial Bicentenario Barqusimeto, Venezuela
More dates are still expected to be added in the coming weeks. For more on Stryper, head over to the band's official website.
Circus Maximus has now released the new album "Nine" in North America this week via Frontiers Records. Blistering.com has also premiered the new track "Reach Within" online, which you can hear at this location or in the player below. The following press release was issued about the album:
"The follow up to 2007's critically admired concept album 'Isolate,' 'Nine' delivers ten monolithic tracks of advanced metal featuring layers of gargantuan guitars, supercharged synths, soaring vocals and heavyweight hooks that will surely find appeal with fans of Opeth, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Queensryche, Fates Warning and more."
Drummer Truls Haugen added, "The majority of the material on the new record was written by (guitarist) Mats Haugen and he has taken the music to a kind of simpler and more accessible approach, yet kept the progressive elements and the 'nerve' that is Circus Maximus. We're actually both heavier and more melodic on this new record than we've ever been. After all this time we are ready to unleash our new monster!"
The track listing is as follows:
2. Architect Of Fortune
4. Game Of Life
5. Reach Within
6. I Am
8. The One
9. Burn After Reading
10. Last Goodbye More...
Following the "All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood" LP, and a collaborative "Nothing Passes" LP with Braveyoung in 2011, The Body's long out-of-print and self-titled debut album will be reborn this June.
The re-released version of "The Body: will be made available on CD and deluxe digital download worldwide on June 26th via At A Loss Recordings -- the label responsible for releasing both "All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood" and "Nothing Passes." The following press release was issued about the album:
"The Body originally released the self-titled album on Moganono Records in 2004, before the duo began infiltrating their apocalyptic sludge hymns with lush vocal choirs, orchestral movements, and industrial noise programming. But while a bit more atavistic in nature, the album bears nearly forty-five minutes of The Body's now renowned slow-motion dirge riffs, innards-shifting low-end tones, chaotic instrumental breaks, repetitive/building tonal movements, and sinister shrieking, sure to satisfy the doomsday urges within any fans of the band's newer, more recognized releases. This new version of the album has been remixed/remastered at Machines With Magnets, where The Body has recorded all of their material to date." More...
Southern hard rockers Nashville Pussy have just confirmed a hometown show in Atlanta, Georgia on June 27th at The Star Bar.
The event which has been dubbed "Nashville Pussy's First Ever Summer Rock n' Roll Showdown," and it sees the return of bassist Karen Cuda who has been recovering from a neck injury. The show will feature support from The El Camino's and The Babyhaters.
Nashville Pussy recently released a live album recorded all over Europe in a special 2 CD re-release o last studio album "From Hell To Texas," which was completely remixed for this edition. The band has also started work on anew album; more details are expected to be announced soon.
6/27: Atlanta, GA @ The Star Bar
The debut full-length from hardcore/sludge/black metal act Cowards is now available for free download, full streaming, and pre-order via Throatruiner Records. “Shooting Blanks And Pills” will be released in late June as a limited 12" vinyl with the help of Hellbound Records. Check out the full release via the player below or over at bandcamp.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Hoarse From The Get Go
2. Last Card
4. Vices & Hate
5. Arrogant, Unseen
6. Grand Failure More...
Following several massive tours of Europe, performing in countless clubs, galleries, and shops across the entire continent for several months now, Wino and Conny Ochs will bring their Heavy Kingdom tour to American soil this Summer.
With shows now confirmed in twenty-two cities across the U.S. this August, the two artists will perform together playing their soulful, folk/rock collaborative LP "Heavy Kingdom" in its entirety and more each night.
The entire "Heavy Kingdom" LP can be streamed via label home Exile On Mainstream at this location.
8/04/2012 The Alternative Cafe - Seaside, CA
8/05/2012 The Vinyl Revolution - Monterey, CA
8/08/2012 The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
8/09/2012 Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco, CA
8/11/2012 Rotture - Portland, OR
8/12/2012 The Comet Tavern - Seattle, WA
8/13/2012 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
8/14/2012 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
8/15/2012 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
8/16/2012 Turf Club - Saint Paul, MN
8/17/2012 Ultra Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/18/2012 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
8/19/2012 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH
8/20/2012 31st Street Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
8/21/2012 Broadway Joe's - Buffalo, NY
8/22/2012 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
8/23/2012 Great Scott - Allston, MA
8/24/2012 AS220 - Providence, RI
8/25/2012 North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA
8/26/2012 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
8/27/2012 DIVEbar Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
8/28/2012 Golden West - Baltimore, MD
Chicago metal band Encrust (formerly known as Hunters) has signed to Density Records for the release of debut album "From Birth to Soil" on September 25th, 2012.
Encrust is Chris Angelucci (vocals), Luke Tobias (guitar), Ryan Kasparian (guitar), Jeremy Pyrzynski (bass), and Brian Kutanovski (drums). The lineup came together in mid-2010 just as the band began to record the debut full-length with producer Andrew Ragin (The Atlas Moth) in Highland Park, IL at Phase Media Studios.
“We’ve been extremely fortunate to be asked to work with Density on the release of From Birth To Soil,” said Pyrzynski. “We've put a TON of time and effort into this album and we are excited to get this record out to everybody and get on the road!”
Catch Encrust live:
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge - w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, MAKE, and Austaras
Oregon metalcore act In Her Memory has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:
"Hey, guys. Unfortunately, we have lost a member of the band recently. We will keep reasons undisclosed and respected, but don't worry. We are all on good terms and still best of friends. We wish him the greatest and he's still our brotha haha.
"We're gonna keep pushing on, though. Tomorrow, we will be announcing our new bassist. Hate to keep you guys waiting, but all you gotta do is stay tuned..."
For more details on In Her Memory and to check out the band's music, head over to Facebook.
U.S. act Suffokate has issued the following update about working on a new album and searching for a new vocalist:
"Real quick update for everyone, first off thanks to everyone who messaged us about auditioning we are impressed with both the amount of people interested, and amazed with the talent we have seen. We will be contacting those of you who we will have come in for a live audition by the end of the month.
"We are working on new material for our next album and will continue to keep you updated. Thanks for everyones support, I appreciate all of you who have supported us throughout the years and member changes. I can guarantee that our style, dedication, and music will never be affected, and we will continue to find great vocalist to work with.
"In other words don't worry we won't have a keyboard player, wear girls clothing, or start singing over dubstep thats just not how we do."
You can also check out the band's "My Darkened Skies" track at this location.
U.K. act Broken Torment, which is currently searching for a new vocalist, has posted a sample clip of a new song online featuring guest vocals from Meyrick "Gomez" de la Fuente of Exist Immortal. Check out the track in the player below. For more details on Broken Torment, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
The Headbanger's Kitchen has launched a new series titled "Uncooked," which features brief Q & A segments with bands.
You can check out the first episode with Anup Sastry from Skyharbor in the player below, or find the previously posted ninth episode of Headbanger's Kitchen at this location.
Skyharbor released the new album "Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos" back in April, and the full album is still available for streaming here.
U.K. act While She Sleeps has issued the following announcement about an upcoming headlining tour:
"We are so happy to announce our 2nd headline tour of the UK! Dates are below! We are offering you all the chance to pick up tickets before they go on general sale next week aswell as the chance to pre-order our album and pick up a deluxe box set.
"The box set include a limited edition shirt, Sleeps Army dog tags, signed posters, stickers and badges. These are all strictly limited so get your orders in as quickly as possible! Get one before they sellout!"
SEPT 26th - Birmingham - Institute
SEPT 27th - Manchester - Club Academy
SEPT 28th - Sheffield - Corporation
SEPT 29th - Glasgow - Garage
SEPT 30th - Newcastle - O2 Academy
OCT 2nd - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
OCT 3rd - Bristol - Fleece
OCT 4th - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
OCT 5th - London - Electric Ballroom
You can also check out the band's recently released music video for "This is the Six" over at this location.
King Diamond, who will be appearing at the upcoming Hellfest in France this month, conducted a press conference at Sweden Rock Fest on June 8th, 2012. A 23 minute clip of the press conference has now been posted online. Check out the footage below, in which the band discusses a wind range of topics including the Swedish metal scene and Mercyful Fate.
Madison, WI act Warseid has now revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming release "Where Fate Lies Unbound," which can be viewed below.
You can also check out in-studio footage from the band's time recording the album at The Old Dark House Promotion's studio after the jump. Further details on "Where Fate Lies Unbound" will be announced as they are made available, or you can find more info on Warseid through the band's Facebook profile. More...