Metal News for July 10, 2014
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The Dagger has launched its first ever video clip for the track "1978," taken from the band's upcoming self-titled debut album, due out July 22nd in North America via Century Media Records.
The video was directed by Stefan Jansson (PE Production AB) and can be viewed below, courtesy of Teamrock.com.
You can pre-order "The Dagger" at this location, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Ahead Of You All
2. Call Of 9
3. Ballad Of An Old Man
5. Electric Dawn
7. Dogs Of Warning
8. Nocturnal Triumph
9. Inside The Monolithic Dome
10. Dark Cloud
11. Mainline Riders (CD only bonus track) More...
Initially released on digital format in mid-April, the self-titled debut EP of Irish post-metal outfit Raum Kingdom is now available on CD via the group's Bandcamp page and on Tape via Aonair Productions.
Recorded at Dead Dog Studio in Drogheda, Ireland and mixed and mastered by Jonny Kerr, this debut EP sees the quartet meshing the expansiveness of post-rock, the gloomy end-of-the world intensity of doom, and the intricacies of post-metal, resulting in nearly 30 minutes of heavy, emotional and intriguing music. The track listing is as follows:
1. Wounds 05:47
2. Barren Objects 06:36
3. Cross Reference 03:22
4. These Open Arms 03:58
5. This Sullen Hope 09:38 More...
Pittsburgh's Complete Failure is streaming the Season of Mist full-length, "The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault," which can be heard below. Regarding the album, the band said:
"'The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault' is the god-product for us 4 of many lost relationships, arguments, lost sleep, migraines, pain, loss of life, debt, one assault, one ruined career, countless hours of driving, writing, rewriting, rewriting, fighting and shit talk over arrangements, drug addiction and rehabilitation, and about 50 hours straight of recording over the course of two and a half years at people's houses in a few different states at pretty much any affiliate band members house that had a microphone and a laptop that could run recording software of any kind.
"Nothing I personally have ever been a part of as a human being has ever called upon so much out of me from a standpoint of living breathing resentment and frustration for being alive and trying to 'keep up' with earth around you. With every passing day to practice to show to belligerent release of sobriety between us as members of Complete Failure, it was more and more obvious that if it weren't all coming out right now then never. I don't know if the wise man ever said it but he should have. You could die tomorrow for anything, so why not kill yourself for nothing today." More...
Midnight today premieres the new track "Woman of Flame," which can be heard below courtesy of Slam Magazine.
"Woman Of Flame" comes off forthcoming album "No Mercy for Mayhem," which is due out on August 19th through Hells Headbangers. The label comments:
"Hotter than Hell in the metal/punk underworld, Midnight's debut album, Satanic Royalty, became an instant classic upon its release in 2011. Now, with anticipation at a fever pitch, the hooded demons return with the even better No Mercy for Mayhem.
"Whereas Satanic Royalty was the culmination of nearly a decade's worth of hard slogging in the underground, No Mercy for Mayhem is an intensification of everything its predecessor seemingly perfected: the hooks even more anthemic, the power more piledriving, the dirt dirtier, the sum effect being absolute Blackout.
"Really, there's no current band who are able to mainline classic heavy metal, hard-charging punk rock, and grimy rock 'n' roll quite like Midnight can, and No Mercy for Mayhem is studded-leather, 10-track proof that mainman Athenar and crew are at the top of their game and bow to no one."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Penetratal Curse
2. Evil Like A Knife (streaming here)
3. Prowling Leather
4. No Mercy For Mayhem
5. The Final Rape Of Night
7. Woman Of Flame
8. Try Suicide
9. Whiplash Disaster
10. Aggressive Crucifixion
11. Destroy Tsunami's Power (CD Bonus Track) More...
Machine Head has posted the fourth installment in an ongoing video blog series documenting the creation of the band's upcoming Nuclear Blast debut album.
The previously posted third entry in the video blog series is also still available online at this location.
Machine Head's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album will feature artwork by Marcelo Vasco, with further details to be announced soon.
Damnation Angels has checked in with the following update about releasing a forthcoming album:
"Mixing of The Valiant Fire is underway but due to the album being such an epic job and us wanting it to be perfect (meaning not rushing the last part of it after all the effort so far) we're pushing the release back to October.
"However trust us when we say it will be worth the wait as we are firm believers that rushing albums, ruins albums. We'll have a concrete date very soon so stay posted."
Forthcoming album "The Valiant Fire" will follow previous debut release "Bringer Of Light" (reviewed here), which dropped as a limited release in 2012 and then saw official worldwide release in early 2013.
Gatineau, QC death/doom/sludge duo Norilsk - consisting of Nicolas Miquelon (Damnus, The Great Russian Empire, ex-Kintra) and Nick Richer (Damnus, Doll, Outrage AD) - is offering fans a free download of "Potsdam Glo," the second track released from upcoming debut EP "Japetus."
The "Japetus" EP is due out on July 22nd, 2014 and you can get your free download of "Potsdam Glo" at Bandcamp here. The EP's track listing is as follows:
1. Japetus (08:14)
2. Negatron (05:43)
3. Potsdam Glo (05:43) More...
Ohio's Dismemberment is pleased to announce several shows that will take place over the Summer and Fall of 2014.
These shows are in support of the "Embrace the Dark" album, which was recently released on CD and cassette. The album can be streamed in full below.
Guitarist/Vocalist Luke Shively had the following to say about the shows: "We are looking forward to getting out and slaying with you all. Lots more in the works, we will see you there!"
Jul. 11 - Three Kings Bar-Covington, KY
Jul. 12 - Shrunken Head-Columbus, OH
Jul. 18 - Berlin Music Pub-Ft. Wayne, IN
Aug. 22 - Killzone HQ-Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 23 - Jurassic Park-Chicago, IL
Sept. 5 - Token Lounge-Detroit, MI
Oct. 3 - 5th Quarter lounge-Indianapolis, IN More...
Toronto, ON's metalcore quartet Where Giants Once Stood return with a video for the new single "Living In Security," directed by LoganSwinkels of Logan Lights Creative.
The video, available below, is an anthem for taking control of your own destiny, and deconstructs small-town complacency to showcase the band’s most creatively ambitious material to date.
"Living In Security" is the first single from the band's new EP "Live Above," due for release September 2nd, 2014.
"Since we started up last year, we’ve grown so much as musicians, as songwriters and as performers," reveals lead guitarist Jordan Turnbull. "We knew the sound of this new material had to be something special to reflect that, and Jon Howard’s production has really taken the Giants sound to the next level!"
The EP's track listing is as follows:
1. Living in Security (4:27)
2. Illuminate (4:54)
3. The Damaged (4:08)
4. Myths Lies And Crimes (5:20) More...
Following the “Battle Not with Monsters” EP released in early 2013, Canada’s metal/hardcore outfit Harangue retakes the offensive once more with a new EP entitled “By the Strength of the Mighty Atlas.”
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Collin Young at B Town Sound in Burlington, ON, “By the Strength of the Mighty Atlas” features guest vocals from Lance Marwood (Pretty Mouth) and Nathaniel Jonathan "NJ" Borreta (Hammerhands) and is currently streaming via Harangue’s Bandcamp page.
Give it a listen below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Denmark 01:55
2. Empty Mouth 03:15
3. The Solidity Of A Ghost 01:58
4. Unacceptable 03:06
5. The Engine 2.0 01:13
6. A Tale Of Every City 03:11
7. Familiar Face On A Stranger 06:03 More...
Blood Harvest is proud to present a vinyl LP pressing of Diabolical Messiah's cult debut album, "Satan Tottendemon Victory!!!," set for international release on August 4th.
The Chilean death metal disc "Satan Tottendemon Victory!!!" was originally released on CD in 2010 by the Proselytism label. The track listing is as follows:
1. Salve Satanas
2. Celestial Ceremony
3. Buried Throne
4. Divine War
6. Curse of Megatons
7. Master of Chaos
8. Perverse Domain
9. Sicarius/Outro More...
Iron Reagan's Relapse debut "The Tyranny Of Will" is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.
The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced, with mixing by Converge's Kurt Ballou. The album will be released September 16th in North America, (Sept 15th in Europe). The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.
The first song from the new album has been released today - check out the song "Miserable Failure" below. Singer Tony Foresta comments on the track: "Miserable Failure is a Summer jam unlike the world has ever seen. Oozing sensuality riff after riff, this song will take you into a hard rock crossover vortex of horniness, lust and confusion. You might need ear condoms for this one. I hate writing quotes for songs." More...
The black thrashing Greek cult Principality Of Hell today premieres the new track "Codex Inferno," which can be heard below courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.
The song hails from the band's forthcoming debut album, "Fire & Brimstone," set for international release on August 18th via W.T.C. Productions. The track listing is as follows:
1. Fire & Brimstone
2. Codex Inferno
3. The Bleeding Nun
4. We ride at Night
6. The Witches’ Coven
7. Hellfire Legions
8. The 9th Seal
9. The Hand of the Hangman
10. Strike of the Beast (Exodus cover) More...
Aborted has launched a brand new video clip for the song "The Extirpation Agenda." Check it out in the player below.
"The Extirpation Agenda" was directed by Phil Berridge at Creative Media Junkie and captures the vibe or Aborted's latest album "The Necrotic Manifesto" (reviewed here), which was released by Century Media on April 28th and charted in United States, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Aborted will return to the European club stages in November/December, teaming up with Origin, Exumed, as well as label mates Miasmal for the "Hell over Europe" tour. Catch Aborted live on these dates: More...
After demolishing the West Coast with a string of shows algonside Chicago's Pelican, Tombs will embark this Fall on a 16 date tour across North America in support of new album "Savage Gold."
Joining on this tour will be Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar. The fall 2014 North American dates are as follows:
Oct 17 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Oct 18 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
Oct 19 Champaign, IL High Dive
Oct 20 Madison, WI The Frequency
Oct 21 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick Lounge
Oct 23 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Oct 24 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Oct 25 Montreal, QC Il Motore
Oct 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
Oct 27 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Oct 29 Philadelphia, PA Black Box
Oct 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Nov 01 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Nov 02 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Nov 05 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Nov 09 Dallas, TX Three Links More...
On the heels of the recent cancellation of Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin tour (originally set to begin next week – cancelled by Goblin due to contractual issues), experimental band Stolen Babies has a few new things to announce to the devoted fans.
On August 22nd, the band will take its very first trip down to Mexico City to perform at El Plaza Condesa for a special performance with Rhapsody. Then on September 13th, Stolen Babies will perform a one-off show in Los Angeles, CA at Bar Sinister. For a full listing of confirmed tour dates, visit the band's website here.
Stolen Babies' Dominique has been very busy lately, specifically lending her vocals to a track on the upcoming Ziltoid 2 album from progressive metal mastermind Devin Townsend. Expect more details to be announced soon from the Devin Townsend camp.
As a band, Stolen Babies is also now currently working on new music. Stay tuned for more details coming soon. More...
Nearly a decade after its formation, Divider will deliver a first full-length album titled "All Barren" on September 23rd via Glory Kid Ltd. The following press release was also issued:
"All Barren is Divider's debut full-length yet the Long Island, New York band has been making records since 2006 – a Kurt Ballou-recorded debut EP and a split with Bone Dance, among others. Through many changes in personnel, the band has persisted almost ten years, touring the nation alongside other standouts of the DIY circuit like Capsule and Khann.
"The All Barren lineup consists of vocalist Chris Tzompanakis – former frontman of Skycamefalling – founder/guitarist Anthony Fusco, bassist Peter Gerontakos, and drummer Victor Mouradian.
"All Barren is the sound of a band plowing forward after years of internal and external turmoil: lineup changes, lawsuits, and, most recently, the complete destruction of frontman Tzompanakis' home in Hurricane Sandy.
"Not unlike the relentless advance of that hurricane, All Barren is a campaign of mid-paced devastation that blankets the senses and dwarfs the will. From opener 'Crow Eater' onward, this is music that barrels forth unstoppably with a life of its own, radiating power. More...
RandomWalk is currently recording a new album, and to tide fans over the band has made the entire 2010 release "Absolution" available for streaming online via YouTube. Give it a listen below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Descent - 0:00
2. The Light - 02:26
3. Promises - 06:18
4. The Maker's Way - 10:07
5. Night In Gale - 12:53
6. Hourglass - 16:40
7. Evergreen - 20:34
8. The Well - 23:50
9. Stormcrows - 26:53
10. Cellar Door - 29:55
11. Silence - 33:39
Danish death metal outfit Defilementory will drop new album "The Dismal Ascension" on July 18th, 2014. Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:
2. Misanthropic Emancipation
3. In Soullessness - Supremacy
4. The Mask of Anatomy
5. Endless Abjure
6. The Horrid Reflection
7. Abhorred Veracity
11. Departure More...
Hailing from Canada, Kafirun's "Death Worship" EP is the reflection of hate and darkness that dwells in man's heart. Out now in digital format, you can hear the tracks below or download your own copy at Bandcamp here. The following press release was also issued about the EP:
"Eternal glorification of the ever devouring darkness and death, dissolution of the soul and life!!! Spiritual death and re-creation of the self over god's image. There are no keyboards. There are no flutes. There are no abrupt digressions into other styles of music. There’s no fusion with folk or trip-hop or other non-metal. There aren’t any operatic vocals, or angelic female vocals – no sung vocals at all, in fact.
"On 'Death Worship,' atmosphere comes first, and to generate it the band seems to draw from every aesthetic resource available within their chosen discipline, rapidly shifting between mid-paced guitar churning, blasting tremolo and a few slower segments as the situation demands. Religion hating, true black metal from start to finish."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Beyond The Flesh Vessel
2. Killer Of All Man
3. Thousand Spears More...
Fractured Spine's new album "Memoirs Of A Shattered Mind" is due out August 1st via Inverse Records, and today a new track from the release can be heard below. Inverse Records also comments:
"Starting out with instrumentals and ballads, Fractured Spine’s music quickly evolved into heavier death/doom metal. However, few songs were released to the public before 2012 with one notable exception being the very limited edition demo 'Frost' in 2008. The band still draws its main influences from outside the metal genre, often from progressive rock and shoegazing.
"The line-up consists of two core members Antti (instruments, vocals) and Timo (vocals), with occasional visits from session musicians and guest vocalists. All songs are recorded and mixed at the band’s Studio Fracture, with only mastering, publishing and distribution given to professionals
outside the band. More...
German melodic death metal band Nothgard will release second full-length album "Age of Pandora" this coming September 12th, 2014. Artwork for the release was handled by Peter Sallai. Vocalist/guitarist Dom R. Crey comments:
"With 'Age Of Pandora' we've made, what we haven't reached with it's album predecessor. Aggression combined with harmony, technical parts combined with silent nuanced, more emotional, orchestral passages. Even on the lyrical level I'm very satisfied this time.
"There are no clichés at all on this new album, but true real-life topics and our very own feelings, which have a deep meaning for me and the band. Simply perfect for our fans to get eventually 'lyrical mirrored' so to say."
The forthcoming album will feature a guest spot by Equilibrium vocalist Robse on the track "Obey The King," and according to a press release "Age Of Pandora" will be "bombastic, epic, and very technical." More...
Directly on the heels of EyeHateGod's month-long US headlining tour with Ringworm and Enabler, the New Orleans destroyers are back on the road already this week.
Set to begin a new headlining trek tonight, July 10th, EyeHateGod will kick the trek off in Washington, DC. On the six-city tour, EyeHateGod will be backed by Iron Reagan, Vektor, and Strong Intention on all dates.
Additionally, the band was just added to this year's massive annual Obscene Extreme Festival in Trutnov-Battlefield, Czech Republic next week. Additional live actions from EyeHateGod will be announced in the coming weeks, preceding an upcoming performance at the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin this October.
Currently confirmed dates are available below, which are in support of the band's new self-titled album (reviewed here).
7/10/2014 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/11/2014 Simons 677 - Providence, RI w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/12/2014 Bogies - Albany, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/13/2014 Depot - York, PA w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/14/2014 Ballroom At Outer Space - Hamden, CT w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/15/2014 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/18/2014 Obscene Extreme Festival - Trutnov-Battlefield, CZ
10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX
Winnipe's melodic death metal band Laika is proud to reveal to fans the artwork and track listing for new full length album "Somnia," which is due out September 30th, 2014 via Filth Regime Records.
Vocalist Jordan Dorge comments: "Here we are around the corner of Laika's five year anniversary! What better way to celebrate than to deliver you an album we have been working on for the past 2 years. For this album we went above and beyond to bring the listener the best Laika we could. Enjoy Somnia."
Founded in 2009 as a six-piece and named after the Soviet dog who became one of the first animals to travel to space, the band unleashed a self-released album in 2010, then hit the road, sharing the stage with the likes of All Shall Perish, Kataklysm, Necronomicon and Unleash the Archers, before temporarily backing away from the spotlight.
Driven by a thirst for evolution, Laika spent two years constructing and writing upcoming full-length "Somnia," filling it with melodic hooks, ominous keys, and lyrics that are bound to get stuck in listeners’ heads to an almost maddening degree. The track listing is as follows:
1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52)
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13) More...
Pathology has released the first single “Harvest” off new album "Throne Of Reign," which is due out August 5th via the band's own Pathology Music label. Check out the song below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com.
The new album will contain nine ultra-brutal songs with guest solos from Ralph Santolla (Iced Earth, Deicide, Obituary), Shaune Kelly (Flesh Consumed, Ripping Corpse, Hate Eternal), and Christiani Peluso (Coprocephalic). Album art was handled once again by Par Olofsson and this will be the band's 8th studio album. More...
Blood God signed with Massacre Records earlier this year, and now the band is gearing up to release "Blood Is My Trademark" on August 15th, 2014. A new teaser trailer for the album has now made its way online and can be heard below.
Boston-based experimental drone folk quartet Owlfood will levy bleached-out desert tones upon adventurous ears beginning next week.
The short journey will begin on the band's home turf on July 13th and run through Brooklyn, Columbus, and Chicago. The band will be joined by instrumental psyche rockers Windmills By The Ocean featuring members of Isis and Blacktail, as well as the undulating and cinematic Taiga project featuring Bryant Clifford Meyer (Isis, Palms, Red Sparrows) on select dates.
Owlfood will be journeying in support of fourth LP, "Destroyers Of The Moon," self-released last April. You can stream the full release below, and catch the band live on these dates:
7/13/2014 Middle East - Boston, MA w/ Windmills By The Ocean, High Aura'd, Neptune
7/15/2014 Matchless - Brooklyn, NY w/ Windmills By The Ocean, 27, Thurn & Taxis
7/17/2014 The Fuse Factory - Columbus, OH w/ Taiga, DOT
7/18/2014 Burlington Bar - Chicago, IL w/ Taiga, Rare Animals
7/19/2014 Gilead Fest @ Oshkosh Masonic Temple - Oshkosh, WI More...
Portland, Oregon's extreme metal/sludge powerhouse Bastard Feast is streaming new album, "Osculum Infame" ("The Shameful Kiss") in full. "Osculum Infame" will be released by Season of Mist on July 22nd (July 18th worldwide).
Give it a listen below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com. Bastard Feast has also kicked off a North American tour. Remaining dates are as follows:
7/10 Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Tavern
7/11 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
7/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Loko Bar
7/13 Oakland, CA @ Eli's Mile High
7/14 Sacramento CA @ Cafe Colonial More...
Cerebellion has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming album later this year:
"We are pleased to release one of the many components to our upcoming album Regeneration. After 2012, we were faced with decisions that would alter the course of our music and lives, but the desire and need to create was greater than the pieces pulling us away. As a band we feel Regeneration contains our best work to date and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.
"Continue to follow us as we hit the studio to begin recording this week. We anticipate to have a completed album released in Fall 2014. We thank you for the continued support and for spreading the Cerebellion." More...
Like the beast of seven heads emerging from the darkest depths of the ocean, Giant of the Mountain has ascended upon mankind with its crushing delivery of blackened death metal.
Today Metalunderground.com is bringing you another track from the band's "Moon Worship" release. Check out fifth track "Flesh Divinity" in the player below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section.
The band was created in late 2008 by Cody Daniels and Randi Matejowsky with an idea to form a musical genre unlike any other: amidst shredding solos, heavy bass lines, odd rhythmic timing, and harsh vocals, Giant of the Mountain’s eclectic influences of black metal, progressive, death metal, and stoner/doom metal come together to create an alluring and enigmatic style. The "Moon Worship" track listing is as follows:
1. Moon Worship
2. Spiral of the Serpent
3. Terror in its Purest Form
4. Cult of the Moon
5. Flesh Divinity
6. Call to the Depths
7. Ending More...