Metal News for July 10, 2013
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Dutch thrash/death metallers Izegrim have released a new song off their forthcoming Listenable Records release, "Congress of the Insane." The song, entitled "Relic of the Past," is now streaming via Listenable Records' Soundcloud page and can be heard below.
The follow up to 2011's "Code of Consequences," "Congress of the Insane" is a concept album based on the evil in the deceiving human nature. "Nowadays everyone seems normal until you get to know them," comments bassist/vocalist Marloes. "Some Freaks are here, they're real, they are alive!"
The album features artwork by Mariano Villalba and an appearance from Holy Moses vocalist Sabina Classen, who lent her voice to the track "Manifest of a Megalomaniac." "Congress of the Insane" will be out in North America on October 22nd. The tracklisting follows below, with an image of the cover art displayed in the widget.
1) Relic of the Past
2) Decline and Fall
3) Celebratory Gunfire
4) Endless Strife
5) Deterioration from Perfection
6) Unchallenged Dominance
7) Modern Day Freak
8) The Legion
9) Carousel of Death
10) Manifest of a Megalomaniac
11) Carnival of Deception
Australian metallers King Parrot have announced that they will be the support act on the Psycroptic "Inheriting The Sickness" Austrailian tour. The band will also be joined by fellow southern hemisphere acts Whoretopsy and Hazard Circular on the first show in Ballarat. Below is a list of the July/August dates:
July 25th Ballarat, Kordova Lounge
July 26th Geelong, Barwon Club
July 27th Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
July 28th Melbourne, Musicland (All Ages)
Aug 01st Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel
Aug 02nd Sydney, The Stag
Aug 03rd Brisbane, The Crowbar
Aug 04th Toowoomba, Norville Hotel (Licensed All Ages)
Aug 10th Hobart, The Brisbane Hotel (All Ages and 18+)
As Texas brutalizers Mammoth Grinder prepare for the release of third LP, "Underworlds," today another new track from the pending album blazes the masses via Lambgoat. Check out the song "Wraparound Eyes" in the player below.
"Underworlds" will hit the streets via 20 Buck Spin on July 23rd. In conjunction with the album’s release, Mammoth Grinder will head down under on a run of Australian dates alongside Innumerable Forms. Immediately upon the band's stateside return, Mammoth Grinder will tear a hole in the West Coast U.S. with a four-city run. View the itinerary below and watch out for stateside tour updates in the coming weeks. More...
Raven will be embarking on a U.S. and Canadian tour, which will coincide with the release of the documentary DVD entitled "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey." The DVD documents the band's almost 40 year career and highlights Raven's high energy approach and influence on the development of thrash. The DVD will be released July 16th via Steamhammer/SPV in North America and can be pre-ordered here.
Joining Raven on the tour will be special guests and long time friends Mpire of Evil - which features ex Venom members Tony Dolan (Demolition Man) and Jeff Dunn (Mantas) together with drummer JXN Jackson. The tour will start in Fort Lauderdale September 11th and end in Chicago On October 1st.
Raven will then continue on as double headliners on the Diamond Head tour which will hit the West Coast in October. More...
Black Star Riders is the new band featuring Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham, and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Megadeth).
Nuclear Blast Records recently released the group's debut album "All Hell Breaks Loose," which entered charts worldwide (f.e. Sweden #15, UK #25, Germany #29 and more).
Now, Black Star Riders has announced more live shows for the "All Hell Breaks Loose" 2013 tour. Dates are as follows: More...
German thrash kings Kreator have posted another trailer for their upcoming live DVD "Dying Alive," which is due out in Europe on August 30th and the U.S. on September 3rd.
Furthermore, Kreator has announced an exclusive theatrical premiere for the the DVD at the Lichtburg theatre in the band's hometown of Essen, Germany. The premiere will take place on August 29th, 2013 at 8pm CET. Mainman Mille Petrozza will be present during the premiere and will be available for a Q&A and signing session. Tickets can be purchased via this location.
The DVD/Blu Ray features the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22nd, 2012 after an extensive 45 days European tour in support of "Phantom Antichrist" (reviewed here). More...
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody has announced four new dates for the ongoing "Ascending to Infinity Cinematic World Tour."
Beginning in September, the band will bring cinematic shows to Switzerland, Germany, the USA, and Mexico. The band is going to headline the first evening of the Progpower Festival XIV, making this Rhapsody's only North American show in 2013. Catch the band live on these dates:
02.09. CH Pratteln - Z7
03.09. D Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
05.09. USA Atlanta - Progpower XIV
07.09. MEX Mexico City - venue TBA
Death Mercedes has announced "Sans Éclat" will be released as a 12" LP this fall by Throatruiner Records and Sieve and Sand Records. A studio teaser is available below, and Throatruiner Records also comments:
"With members hailing from various backgrounds (Amanda Woodward, Cowards, L'Homme Puma, Ravi), the 2011-formed Parisian outfit Death Mercedes plays a brand of passionate hardcore/punk that is difficult to nail down to a specific genre.
"The band's debut full-length 'Sans Éclat' features ten tracks swinging between crust, screamo and half a dozen other sub-genres to create a very personal sound - strongly melodic while remaining loud and unpolished, and with gruffy vocals delivering (in French) disillusioned and introspective lyrics.
"Recorded in June 2013 by producer Francis Caste (Kickback, Comity, Hangman's Chair) at Sainte-Marthe Studio, 'Sans Éclat' is a captivating debut album with a richness and a soul that tend to be hard to find these days." More...
As the follow-up to "Wanderer On The Continent Of Saplings" (reviewed here), Canadian folk metal outfit Thrawsunblat will be releasing a 3 song acoustic EP.
Today reunited Danish heavy metal cult Witch Cross stream the entirety of the band's comeback album, "Axe to Grind," courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com. Check out the tracks below.
Released this week by Hells Headbangers on both CD and LP formats, "Axe to Grind" is the band's first full-length of all-new material since 1984's "Fit for Fight," reissued last year by Hells Headbangers.
Says guitarist Mike Kock, "Witch Cross are thrilled to be working with Hells Headbangers on the new album Axe to Grind. We were blown away with the work that Hells Headbangers did with the re-release of Fit for Fight and the boxsets etc. We couldn't ask for a better and more supportive label!" More...
Queensrÿche has launched an official music video for the "Fallout" single, which comes off the band's new self-titled album (reviewed here). Check it out below.
The video was filmed in Gelsenkirchen, Germany during the annual Rock Hard Festival this past May and features footage from the band's set and some behind the scenes shots.
Queensrÿche is Todd La Torre (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitars), Parker Lundgren (guitars), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). More...
Gorguts will release new album "Colored Sands" this coming August 30th (EU) and September 3rd (North America).
The band is also now streaming another track from the release online. "An Ocean of Wisdom" can be heard through Terrorizer.com or in the player available below. The new album's track listing is:
Xtreem Music has checked in with the following announcement about releasing the "Reverie" album from Absorbed:
"The wait is over! One of the most sought after recordings of the 90's Spanish death metal scene is finally going to be rescued from oblivion. This is the unreleased album 'Reverie' by Absorbed, recorded back in '96, but never totally finished and released... until now!
"Accompanying this lost gem there's all the recorded material by the band from their very beginnings in '91 to their demise in '96. There's also an unreleased 7" EP from '93, tracks from a 3-way split CD from '94, their demos '91 & '92 and a very good live recording from '96.
"Absorbed was one of the leading Death Metal bands in the spanish scene during the 1st half of the 90's playing a somewhat unique style unusual on this scene back then, which was a quite technical Death Metal in the vein of the early precursors of this style such as Death, Obliveon, Gorguts, Pestilence, Athiest...
"This release, which is part of the Xtreem Cult Series, comes in a 2-CD with 31 songs clocking 2 and a half hours containing all the aforementioned recordings with remastered sound and a complete booklet featuring an exclusive interview depicting the complete band's history as well as lots of photos, demo covers, etc.
"Reverie is a must-have piece on every good old 90's classic death metal collector. Release date is expected for July 22th and below you can hear the opening track for this unreleased album." More...
Uvikra's second full length album "Bi" was originally released exclusively in digital format in 2011 and now badGod music has given it a proper release in digipak format. "Bi" is available now for order at this location, and you can stream the release below.
Uvikra is a one man progressive black / death metal project hailing from Lithuania which got its start in 2009 and has since released three titles. Uvikra's first two releases "Uvikra" (2010) and "Patterns of Life" (2011) are available for free download at Bandcamp.
The "Bi" track listing is as follows:
1. For a Ride
2. Weak Hands
3. Sentimental Victory
4. Leads in Letters
5. Question of Joy More...
Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan is on the road to recovery after breaking his wrist, which caused the band to cancel European tour dates. He will be ready to annihilate the masses on The Summer Slaughter Tour starting July 19th.
Weinman states: "When the Doctor told me I broke my wrist and that this particular bone doesn't typically heal my heart sunk. Our record had just come out and we were just getting started with its promotional cycle. I would not let this stop me. I immediately set up an appointment with the best hand surgeon in NY. I told him I had to play guitar again in a month. He said, 'ok 'I'll put a screw in your wrist.' Two weeks after surgery they took my stitches and cast off and I started playing guitar again. Definitely not the most pleasant experience, but now I almost feel back to myself. I have to say that I have a new found appreciation for playing and I can't wait to see you all this summer. Now, back to my rehab." More...
Jeff "Oly" Olson (Retro Grave, In-Graved), original drummer for Trouble, tweeted today that the pilot beer he brewed for Allagash Brewing Company will launch for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays 2013.
The beer will be an Imperial Stout brewed with cranberries. The name for Olson's beer is still undecided and will be announced soon. The following press release was also issued:
"Allagash Brewing Company began as New England's original Belgian-Style brewery and have grown into one of the industries most distinguished and well-respected brands.
"Olson played keyboards on the Spring 2013 self-tiltled debut album from In-Graved, the new band led by former Pentagram guitarist Victor Griffin. Olson also recorded keyboard intros on Trouble's forthcoming album 'The Distortion Field' set for release July 16th, 2013."
French act Beyond the Dust has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"Beyond The Dust welcomes new people! We're pleased to introduce you our new vocalist Mister Andrew Zicler, since Syhem is moving out to London. Kory, on the other hand, left the band for new musical horizons. You'll be able to check out this brand new line up during our show this Friday at the U.K. tech metal fest!" More...
Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm are returning to North American shores this fall for a headline tour. The band will be taking Trollfest and Gypsyhawk along for the ride.
The tour kicks off November 11th in Santa Ana, CA and will run through December 5th in Atlanta, GA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Northwestern Floridian slam band Gutfucked recently issued its debut "Fucked to Death" via Ossuary Industries and is streaming the entire release over on youtube, which you may listen to below. On Friday, July 12th, Gutfucked will be appearing at the Grunge Bar in Pensacola along with the acts Abolishment Of Flesh, Fields Of Elysium, Sarcophagi and Despise The Sun. Head to the Facebook event page for more details.
Cork, Ireland based act Arise The Fallen recently checked in with the following statement about splitting with the band's vocalist:
"Right everyone, Sad news yet again. Today and our vocalist, Dee Jay has left the band. We had a great run together and had played some great gigs and we wish him all the best."
Arise The Fallen has now also issued the following update about the lineup situation: "Unfortunately due to the loss of two of our band members recently we wont be able to play the gig we had scheduled for the 12th of July. But we are gonna keep treckin on and hopefully have a new line up in the near future. Stay tuned and we will keep you guys posted."
To hear the band's music and find more info on Arise The Fallen, head over to Facebook here.
With less than two weeks to go until the release of Misery Signals' new album "Absent Light," the band has now premiered a second song from the record called “Lost Relics” today courtesy of ArtistDirect.com. Check out the song below.
"Absent Light" is due for release on July 30th, 2013 and can be pre-ordered now through the band at this location.
Hot off the heels of the debut of the first released track “Luminary,” Misery Signals unleashes all hell upon unsuspecting fans with latest song, “Lost Relics.” Produced by Greg Thomas and Ryan Morgan, mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die), and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, High On Fire), "Absent Light" features eleven torrential tracks that reign down with unyielding intensity.
Misery Signals just kicked off the "Absent Light" album release tour yesterday in New York and will continue to break necks in the pit through mid-August. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Dead By April will be heading out on the "Let The World Know" 2013 tour in November. Currently announced dates are available below, and the band also comments:
"We are excited to announce that we will be heading out on tour in Europe at the end of the year! Show dates are below and events pages will soon follow with more information. We are looking forward to heading out on the road again and seeing you all!" More...
San Francisco, California based one man death metal act King Carnage has released debut album "Ounce of Mercy, Pound of Flesh" via badGod music.
"Ounce of Mercy, Pound of Flesh" consists of eight tracks of bludgeoning might and has created an epic malice of devastating black/death. You can stream the full release in the Bandcamp player available below. "Ounce of Mercy, Pound of Flesh" is now available in a 7" gatefold packaged CD with sticker and poster, limited to 250 copies. The track listing is as follows:
1. Blade Efficacy
2. In Death Overshadow Thee (The Coffin Squeeze)
3. Provakate, Evizerate, Emasikate
4. Lord Sabotage
5. Scion's Salvation (The Flesh Foundry)
6. Ounce of Mercy, Pound of Flesh
7. Archetype of Evil
8. Making Angels in Blood More...
Los Angeles death metallers Abysmal Dawn have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to the 2011 release "Leveling the Plane of Existence." Frontman Charles Elliot gave the lowdown on the recording process:
"The time has finally come to exorcise the demons once again. It's been a while but we'll be entering the studio very soon to begin recording the follow up to Leveling the Plane of Existence! To be honest, I wasn't sure we could top that record at first. After a couple tracks into the demoing process though all my doubts were washed clean away. This is definitely a worthy successor if not something even greater, and I'm sure fans will agree. We aren't always to most optimistic bunch but in this case I think we'll make an exception.
"There's definitely some faster stuff here, as well as some super groovy and atmospheric material. It's slightly different but as always with us, 'the riff' and song-craft are what we tried to bring to the forefront here. All these songs were meant to pummel audiences in a live setting, and I think we've achieved that. We look forward to playing these on tour for you guys whenever the album comes out! More...
Eclipse Records is extremely excited to announce the signing of Brisbane, Australia’s powercore band A Breach Of Silence for an exclusive, multi-album deal.
The band just wrapped up production of the new full-length album entitled "Dead or Alive," which will be released October 1st, 2013 by Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Bobaflex, Blowsight). The album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Opeth, In Flames, Arch Enemy) and recorded at HK Studios in Brisbane, Australia. Eclipse Records also comments:
"A Breach Of Silence was recently thrown into the spotlight when they won the prestigious Q Music Award in 2012. Since then, they’ve toured with bands such as Born of Osiris, The Amity Affliction, and Upon A Burning Body, and quite consistently play headlining shows to hordes of rabid fans. The band’s acceptance speech may be viewed here."
"'Dead Or Alive' combines the best of old school power metal and metalcore giving this album something of a creative edge, like a breath of fresh air,” states guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “Every time you listen to the album you pick up something new, which lends it to never getting old. I have no doubt that it will pleasantly surprise people.” More...
New York metallers To The Pain have unleashed their self-titled, self-released debut full-length upon the world. The band has teamed up with the folks at Bravewords.com for the world premier of album track "Silent Horror." To listen, visit BraveWords and launch the player on the left side of the page.
In the summer of 2010, singer John Intagliata and guitarist Steve Shaver sat down in Steve's studio, The Locker, to see if they could record some songs they wrote when they were teenagers in 1989. After recording one of their old tunes, they got the itch to write some new music. What followed was nine months of writing and recording at "The Locker".
Steve and John wrote 6 new songs, and re-recorded an old song; "Silent Horror." After listening to playbacks of the songs, they looked at each other and said "we need to put together a kick-ass band, and bring these songs to the masses". Thus the concept of To The Pain was born. More...
AUSTIN, TX (July 10, 2013) Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is excited to announce the music lineup of the 8th annual festival to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin. Weekend passes are on sale today at funfunfunfest.com
The lineup includes headliners M.I.A., Slayer, MGMT, Jurassic 5, Snoop Dogg, Descendents, Ice-T, Television, and FLAG (Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton). The full list of artists also includes performances from Big Freedia, Cut Copy, Ice-T’s Body Count, The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill/Le Tigre), Deerhunter, Dismemberment Plan, Quicksand, Death Grips, Johnny Marr (of The Smiths), King Khan and the Shrines, Lupe Fiasco, Chelsea Light Moving (Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth), The Locust, Daniel Johnston, Unlocking the Truth, and more. Still to be announced is this year’s comedy programming. Additional musical acts may also be announced in August and September. More...
Ripple Music has announced the signing of hard-hitting American heavy rockers Volume IV to its roster. Volume IV is hard at work recording its debut album for the label, tentatively titled "Long in the Tooth," which will see a 2014 release after the band makes plans to tour and hopefully hit all the major heavy rock festivals.
Volume IV commented yesterday upon the new alliance; "Other than not signing us in the back of a limo over mounds of cocaine, we feel Ripple is one of the best labels going and we are proud to be part of the family!! It's clear that these guys don't compromise in terms of putting out creative music and are true believers of heavy rock. The variety of bands and the sheer quality of music they've released speaks for itself. We're very honored that our music earned its place among their ranks!"
For an in-depth review of the band's self-titled EP and stream of album track 'Kong,' visit this location and check out the upload below. Catch the mayhem that is VOLUME IV live:
July 13th Nashville, TN Foobar w/ Beitthemeans
July 14th Birmingham, AL @The Nick w/ Firewater Revival & Beitthemeans
July 19th Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater Live w/ Muckracker, Bone Church, Voltage Cult
July 27th Jacksonville, AL Junebug Music Festival
Symphonic metallers Kamelot recently completed work on the second video from 2012 Steamhammer/SPV release "Silverthorn" (reviewed here). The video for the song entitled "My Confession" is receiving its premiere today courtesy of RevolverMag.com. Watch the new cilp below.
Kamelot will be touring North America this fall in support of Silverthorn. The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. A complete list of dates can be found after the jump. More...
Connecticut metallers Freedoms Reign have announced a string of live dates around the Northeastern corner of the U.S. in support of their recently released self-titled debut. Dates are as follows:
7/10 @ Gramercy Theater - New York City
7/26 @ Cook's Corner - Naugatuck, CT
7/27 @ The Gin Mill - Allentown, PA
7/28 @ Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
8/21 @ TBA - Providence, RI
8/22 @ Ralph's Diner - Worcester, MA
8/23 @ TBA - New York City
8/24 @ Cook's Corner - Naugatuck, CT
Featuring the return of Fates Warning's original guitarist and founding member Victor Arduini, Freedoms Reign was introduced the world earlier this year when Italian metal label Cruz Del Sur announced its signing. The release of "Freedoms Reign" was timed to coincide with, and celebrate, the 29th anniversary of the release of Fates Warning's debut album, "Night on Bröcken."
Brooklyn's dark, atmospheric rock/metal act Grandfather produced new album "In Human Form" with Alex Newport, and the album is due out this coming August 13th, 2013.
Orphaned Land will soon be releasing a new music video for the title track off the band's latest album "All Is One." Check out a teaser clip below, and the band also comments:
"A very short glimpse from the 'All Is One' new video clip! (Yeah, it's short - Anything longer would be a spoiler!) Get ready for the debut launch on Monday July 15th!"
You can also watch the band's previous music video for "Brother," also take off the "All Is One" album, at this location.
"Ecstasy of God," the new full-length album from German death metallers Spheron, is out now on Apostasy Records and can be streamed in its entirety at Rock Hard Germany. Stream the album now at this location, or below in the player.
This album was produced together with Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (e.g. Necrophagist, Deadborn, Imperium Dekadenz, etc.). The cover artwork was painted by no other than the famous artist Eliran Kantor who has already worked with bands like Testament, Hatebreed, Sodom and Atheist.
Temple of the Black Moon - the long gestating project featuring Dani Filth, King ov Hell (formerly of Gorgoroth), Rob Caggiano, and John Tempesta - has now checked in with the following brief recording update:
"All this week King is in LA with John Tempesta putting down the drum tracks for the forthcoming Temple Of The Black Moon album with engineer Jay Ruston. Exciting times indeed!"
You can also check out the band's "Infernal Desire Machine" demo track over at the Temple of the Black Moon Facebook profile.
Farewell To Arms has a new live music video out now for the track "Procession," which was created in association with Pandora Interactive Media, Cubic Motion, and Artful Rooms.
The video is available below, and "Process" is taken from the "Perceptions" album, released last year via Massacre Records. The group's previously posted video for "Scarless" is also available over at this location.
August Burns Red is pleased to unveil a new video for the track “Fault Line," which comes off new album "Rescue & Restore."
Directed by Daniel Davison, the explosive video comes on the heels of last week’s #9 debut of "Rescue & Restore" on the Billboard 200 – the highest chart position of August Burns Red’s career.
“This was one of the most enjoyable videos we’ve ever made,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “Working with Daniel Davison was a pleasure. He had a vision for the video and knew exactly what he wanted from us before a second of footage had even been shot. The story sections of the video came out beautifully, and I'm pretty stoked on how it turned out.” More...
After the release of first EP "TerminUs," Italy's Deimos has now announcing the singing of a contract with Revalve Records for an upcoming full-length album.
The album is tentatively due out by the end of 2013 for worldwide distribution. According to a statement from the band, the "songwriting went smooth and is finally complete, production just started and first takes sound great."
The recording and production will be managed by Santo Clemenzi. Mixing and mastering will be finalized in Luigi Stefanini's New Sin Studio (Labyrinth, Domine, Secret Sphere, White Skull, Vision Divine). Further details, including guest musicians, will be announced shortly.