Metal News for July 12, 2013
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Polish act Kohorta is now streaming the new song "Halphas" online, which can be heard in the player below. "Halphas" is ripped from the band's new "Pure Demon" album, due out this Summer, 2013.
Irdorath has released a new music video for the song "Minions of Lust," which comes off the band's upcoming new album "I Am Risen." Check out the video below. "I Am Risen" is due out via Noiseheadrecords this coming October 18th, 2013.
Our World Below? has released a new track online for streaming titled "The Orchid Is Dead," which can be heard in the player below, features "some random pictures so your eyes don't get bored." You can find more info on Our World Below? over at the band's Facebook profile here.
Finnish act Exthenia's has released the "Falling Down" track online, which comes off the band's "Dominate the Wind" EP. Give the song a listen below, or you can also listen to the "Disappointment" track over at this location.
Clutch is wrapping up the summer on the European leg of the "Earth Rocker" World Tour. The band will be back stateside after two sold out shows in Greece this weekend.
But before landing in Maryland, singer Neil Fallon will appear as a featured guest on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. The episode premieres tomorrow on VH1 Classic at 11:00 PM EDT. Neil appears alongside guests Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders).
Be sure to catch Clutch live on the following dates: More...
Indestructible Noise Command has checked in with the following announcement about streaming the "Camp 22" song online:
"It's time for some new I.N.C. everyone! This is a track called Camp 22. It WILL NOT be on the forthcoming album, 'Black Hearse Serenade,' but will be featured on the new 'For The Headbangers 4' compilation with Hatebreed and Dead by Wednesday. Just a little extra ditty we had lying around."
Shores of Elysium has released a new lyric clip for the song "Mind Sculpt," which was recorded and produced by Mark Lewis of Audio Hammer studios. Check out the clip below, of find more info on Shores of Elysium over at Facebook here.
Germany's Tenside has posted a music video for the track "Reborn" online, which is taken from the new album "Nova," due out July 26th, 2013. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Where We Belong
4. To Infinity And Beyond
6. Dead Or Alive
7. At The Top Of The Tide
8. Golden Strength
9. Here and Now
10. Nothing Will Remain
11. Believers Under Grace
India's Reptilian Death has released latest album "The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence" online for streaming. Check out the full album at Bandcamp here or in the player available below. The track listing is as follows:
1. PrimEvil 01:45
2. Inchoate 02:16
3. Stimulate. Hike. Impel. Tear 03:03
4. Soaked With The Imperfections Of Puerile Blood 02:32
5. Emerge, Hatred, Emerge 03:26
6. Distorted By Bondage Blood And Bestiality 04:04
7. Unnervingly Perverted At The Altar 02:48
8. Patchwork And The Art Of Skinning 03:51
9. O 03:45
10. Now You Graze Upon Me 04:00
11. Marvelous Gods - The Apple Of My Eye 03:31
12. Emergence - The World, Your Playground 03:44 More...
Germany's Gloomball has released a new lyric video for the track "Overcome," which comes off the band's currently album "The Distance," out via Steamhammer/SPV. Check out the clip below, or you can watch the music video for title track "The Distance" at this location.
New York metal alchemists, A Storm of Light, will unleash their new studio offering this coming September 17th, 2013.
Entitled "Nations To Flames," the 11 track follow-up to 2011 album "As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade" was recorded with Travis Kammeyer at Fahrenheit Studios, mixed with Matt Bayles at Red Room Recording, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Additionally, "Nations to Flames" features Soundgraden’s Kim Thayil and Indian/Nachtmystium’s Will Lindsay on select tracks.
Comments A Storm of Light founding guitarist/vocalist Josh Graham: "These songs are much more focused. Even the more ‘epic’ songs are shorter but still accomplish the same journey as the longer songs used to. We’ve ditched the rock elements of the last record and let our early influences of Killing Joke, Bad Brains, Metallica and Crash Worship seep in. We are bringing back the intensity of Black Ocean but with the speed and precision ore akin to our metal influences. While there are still some slower/sludgy tunes, some songs are twice as fast as the older material."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Apostles Of Hatred
3. The Fire Sermon
5. Dead Flags
6. All the Shining Lies
10. You Are The Hunted
11. The Year Is One More...
Mumbai, India act Cosmic Infusion will release a new self-titled EP on July 19th, 2013. A promo trailer for the release is now available online and can be heard below. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Close Eyed Productions and features artwork by Shalini Jha.
Hide your beers and lock up the liquor cabinet, as Boston “thrashholes” Ramming Speed have set their sights on the western U.S.
The quintet will meet up once again with Valient Thorr beginning on September 7th. Full dates can be found below.
Ramming Speed’s Prosthetic debut full-length “Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die” was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio in Salem, Mass. with Kurt Ballou (Skeletonwitch, Converge, High on Fire). Check out the song "Dead Flags" at this location.
Party with Ramming Speed and Valient Thorr at one of the shows below: More...
Columbus, OH metal/hardcore act Like Moths To Flames has debuted a new video for "I Solemnly Swear" online.
The song comes off LMTF's second full-length album, "An Eye For An Eye," which was released on July 9th via Rise Records. Stream the full release over at this location.
Like Moths to Flames can be seen performing all summer long on the Monster Energy stage of this summer's Vans Warped Tour.
Wizard has finished the recording for upcoming album "Trail Of Death," which will be released on September 27th, 2013 via Massacre Records and will be available as CD, limited vinyl LP and digital download. Massacre Records comments:
"The new album won't be a typical concept album, but it's main theme will be death. There will be songs about death by electric chair, a soldier who's killing others during war, death due to illness or life after death.
"The cover artwork of 'Trail Of Death' was created by Jens Reinhold of ZENZ-ART, who is also responsible for album artworks for bands like Sodom, Freedom Call or Enemy Of The Sun. The artwork features the reaper who's carrying something like a petrol lamp with a burning soul in it. The lamp is a metaphor for burning in hell for eternity."
According to Wizard, the meaning behind the artwork is simply "You can't escape death. Everyone is going to die." Drummer Snoppi also commented: More...
Melodic black metal masters Carach Angren are streaming tracks off the reissues of their first two albums "Lammendam" and "Death Came Through A Phantom Ship."
The songs, titled "A Strange Presence Near the Woods" and "The Shining Was a Portent of Doom" are streaming now courtesy of New Noise Magazine Check them out below.
The new, expanded editions of these long out-of-print full-lengths will be released on July 19th (July 23rd in North America) via Season of Mist with bonus tracks. All formats for the re-issues can be pre-ordered right here. More...
Twilight of the Gods, the super group featuring Alan Averill (Primordial), Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of FIlth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, etc.), Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem), Patrik Lindgren (Thyrfing), and Frode Glesnes (Einherjer), has named the band's debut album "Fire on the Mountain."
The heavy metal assault will hit the stores on September 27th (October 1st in North America). The track listing is as follows:
1. Destiny Forged In Blood
2. Children Of Cain
3. Fire On The Mountain (1683)
4. Preacher Man
5. Sword Of Damocles
6. The End Of History
7. At Dawn We Ride More...
After Your Betrayal has released a new music video for the track "Severance," created by Fallout Productions and Tom Scarborough. Check out the video below, or you can download "Severance" for free over at the After Your Betrayal Bandcamp page here.
Three years after the release of a debut album, symphonic black metal legion Neron Kaisar is ready to present second album "Madness of the Tyrant," which will be released via Grailight Productions July 26th, 2013.
The album was mixed and mastered Necromorbus studio under Tore Stjerna and include the guest vocals of Demether (Graillght), Arsafes (Kartikeya) and Aina (Blackthorn). Check out the new song "Torch of Humbled" below. More...
True Widow is now streaming “Creeper,” the lead track from the band's July 23rd Relapse Records debut "Circumambulation via Consequence of Sound." Check out the track at ConsequenceOfSound.net or in the player below.
The eight-track release was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas and saw the band reuniting with producer Matt Pence. Pre-order packages for "Circumambulation" are available on CD/LP/Digital formats via the Relapse webstore.
True Widow will join Chelsea Wolfe for a full national tour this September (dates below). More...
Baroness’ live version of "Cocainium," a track from the band’s upcoming "Live at Maida Vale" EP, is streaming online now via Pitchfork right here.
"Cocainium" is one of four songs from the "Yellow & Green" album that the quartet recorded during a July 2012 performance at Studio 4 Maida Vale on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show. The "Live at Maida Vale" EP is slated for a July 23rd (July 22nd in the UK) release with the track listing as follows:
1. Take My Bones Away
2. March To The Sea
4. The Line Between
The EP will be available on an extremely limited edition 12" vinyl, with the B-side featuring a silk screen of John Baizley's artwork. "Live at Maida Vale" will also be available for digital download (and all vinyl orders receive a download code). Catch the band live: More...
U.K. act Burn The Void has released a new single online titled "My Symphony," which can be heard in the player below. You can also download the track and other songs from Burn The Void over at SoundCloud here.
Out now on 20 Buck Spin is the mammoth "Tempest," the debut full-length from funeral doom unit Lycus. The band will now begin taking the album to the public directly, as the first phase of stateside touring in support of the release begins next week.
The first show of Lycus’ ten-city Tempest US Tour Part I is set for this Wednesday, July 17th, in Los Angeles. From there the group invades Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Portland before closing out the tour with a record release show in Lycus' hometown of Oakland.
Wyoming rock/metal act Righteous Vendetta has completed recording its new album at JTW Recording Studios with producer Joel Wanasek, who also produced the band's previous effort, "Lawless."
The upcoming LP will feature new mixes of several tracks from the band's recent EP, "Vol. 1," along with four brand new anthems. The band plans to release the forthcoming full-length sometime in fall 2013.
"The new record is sure to be one of the biggest, hardest hitting mixes in the genre," said vocalist Ryan Hayes. "It is heavy, catchy, melodic, and will have you singing every chorus after the first time you hear it."
Catch the band live:
7/26 - Sheridan, WY @ Sheridan Fairgrounds
8/02 - Kassel, GERMANY @ Freakstock Festival
8/10 - Rybnik, POLAND @ Sonar Days Festival
8/16 - Grossandelfingen, SWITZERLAND @ Heavenstage Festival More...
Germany's Shakhtyor released a self-titled debut through Cyclone Empire Records in Europe, and has now confirmed August 20th as the release date for the album in North America via Metal Blade Records. Fans can listen to the opening track from the album, "E. Jasper" below. Metal Blade also comments on the band:
"Shakhtyor, the Russian miner, arises from the depths with pounding drums, massive bass and walls of guitars. Since 2009, these three guys from Hamburg have been working on their blend of doom, sludge, post metal and stoner rock. Beginning in 2011, they've regularly hit the stages to preview what was to come with their first full-length album, which was finally released in April 2012.
"Backed by positive feedback from various well known blogs, and with new songs up their sleeves, they began playing the clubs across Germany, broadening their fan base among fans of Neurosis, Omega Massif, Ufomammut or Entombed with every show." More...
Psychedelic extreme metal marauders Gigan recently completed the recording of their upcoming new studio offering.
Titled "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science," the band’s third full-length, and second to be released through label imprint Willowtip Records, was recorded with sound sage Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago. Elaborates Gigan mastermind, Eric Hersemann:
"Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science is the best musical representation of Gigan so far, as it captures the essential elements of the first three releases while still stretching the existing boundaries of the Gigan Universe! I had more time to work on this album and the result is a detailed and mesmerizing assault of Psychedelic Extreme Metal! The production also came out spectacularly, with natural sounds and tones complemented by an un-earthly ambience and enigmatic vibe..."
"Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science" will be released in North America via Willowtip Records October 15th, 2013. The track listing is as follows:
1. Beneath The Sea Of Tranquility
2. Influence Through Ritualistic Projection
3. Electro-Stimulated Hallucinatory Response
4. Mother Of Toads
5. Obsidian Sun
6. Cosmic Triangular Communications
7. Gibbering Hordes Of Zemiath
8. Bio-Engineered Molecular Abnormalities
Metal music stars Wayne Static and Michael Amott have become boss characters in "Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes," a new video game due out July 17th.
Following the recent announcement of Joe Satriani, Andrew W.K. and Misha Mansoor of Periphery appearing as heroic assists within the game, today the real-world musicians who will appear as boss characters when "Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes" arrives on iOS platforms later this month have been revealed. The creators of the game comment:
"Evil Disco Storm bringer, Wayne Static (Static-X) returns to electrify the city streets, leaving a wasteland in his wake. Beware: High Voltage! Original Voice Acting and SFX Performances. Collaborated on unique Boss Theme featuring 'Pighammer' audio masters. Reprising his role from the Eternal Descent comic series (Vol.1 #4)
"Metal Master Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars) commands his Khaos Legions at the gates of hell. Imbued with Khaos Magic and Hellfire! Original Guitar performances from Arch Enemy's 'Khaos Legions'. Collaborated on unique Boss Theme based on 'Yesterday is Dead And Gone'. Reprising his role from the Eternal Descent comic series (Vol.2 #5-6)
"Fight your way through to the depths of the underworld and face a mysterious final boss. Dark Lord of the Pit! Original Guitars and theme by ED creator Llexi Leon."
The game will be available on iTunes for £1.99, with a series of updates and expansions planned throughout the year. Android, PC, and home console versions are planned throughout 2014. More...
Brazilian symphonic black metallers Frosts Despair are finishing the recordings for their debut album, "Surreal," which is the follow-up to 2011's "The God Delusion" EP. The band has now posted samples of three songs online, which can be heard at the Frost Despair website here. The group also comments on the tracks:
"The Sixth Bell - A track that brings up the album's atmosphere, which is slowly being set, with growing strength and musical aggressiveness.
"Surreal - It summarizes the atmosphere we looked for. Orchestrations were explored in the album as a whole, but we have some tracks with heavy moments without keyboards.
"Creation - Creationism being satirized with movement and aggressiveness. The longest and most epic track of Surreal."
The album is being recorded in Hurricane Studios and has artwork created by Marcelo Vasco (Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar). A release date will be announced soon. The track listing is as follows: More...
German post black metal act Thranenkind has revealed the first track "Monument" off upcoming Lifeforce Records debut "The Elk."
"The Elk" is set to be released on August 23rd in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and digitally world wide, on August 26th in the rest of Europe, and on September 3rd in North America. More...
Within Temptation has posted a trailer for an upcoming single and music video, which can be found below, and the band also comments:
"Check out the first sneak peek of the new album! We are very excited to share this first taste of the new album with you! In last week’s newsletter, Robert told you you are going to hear a little bit of the new album today, and here it is! The first single and music video are coming soon. Check out the trailer, below."
Phil Anslemo and his band The Illegals will be releasing new album "Walk Through Exits Only" this coming July 16th via Season of Mist in partnership with Anselmo's own Housecore Records.
After several track teasers, now the full release is available for streaming online prior to the release date courtesy of Revolvermag.com. Give the full album a listen below.
London black/thrash band Craven Idol, who signed with Dark Descent Records earlier this year, is set to release its full-length debut, "Towards Eschaton," on digital, CD and vinyl formats this fall. Album track "To Summon Mayrion" is currently streaming below.
In 2006 Craven Idol's self-released demo tape materialized, and its original fifty incarnations were quickly devoured. Starlight Temple Society then fanned this early flame with a tape re-release. 2010 saw the release of the "Ethereal Altars" EP on MCD and vinyl via Vengeful Attakk/Hammer of Hate. In early 2013 Craven Idol signed with Dark Descent Records for the release of its debut album, on CD and vinyl.
Cold Colours, the depressive dark metal entity masterminded by Brian Huebner, has released its fourth full-length album, "Cold Colours," on Sleaszy Rider Records. GunShyAssassin.com is streaming album track "Suffering God." Hear it for yourself at this location. Cold Colours' newest offering is self-titled to symbolize a new beginning of the band. After many years of having band members come and go, which changed the sound of the band each time, Huebner made the decision to take full control and return to the original concept of dark and heavy doom/gothic metal. The band recently teamed with director Kevin Suchy to film the video for album track "This Devotion." Check it out below.
Late 60s/early 70s classic rock band Leaf Hound will be making its live return, as frontman Pete French, and the rest of the band have joined forces with Ripple Music to release an LP, CD, DVD project of all newly recorded concert material titled "Live in Japan." Recorded live in July of 2012 in Tokyo, "Live in Japan" will see worldwide release later this year via Ripple Music.
Few bands from the proto-metal period command the undying respect and nods of approval as does Leaf Hound. The band formed in 1969 under its original name Black Cat Bones. Early incarnations of Black Cat Bones featured guitarist Paul Kossoff and drummer Simon Kirke who both left to form Free. Black Cat Bones issued one album then replaced its vocalist with Peter French, while guitarist Rod Price departed soon after to join Foghat. French soon after added his cousin Mick Halls on guitar. With that change, Leaf Hound was born.
In 1970, Leaf Hound released the seminal album "Growers of Mushrooms" which has rightly been hailed as a bonafide classic of the 70's British underground rock scene. After the band broke up, Peter French became the voice of Atomic Rooster, Cactus and Randy Pie as well as having released an acclaimed solo album on Polydor, "Ducks In Flight," which featured the likes of Micky Moody, Brian Robertson and Kenny Jones.
Interest in the band took a seismic shift when the album was first re-released on CD in 1994, finally giving rock fans easy access to the buried treasure. It gained a second re-release in 2005. Following intense public demand, Pete French put a new version of Leaf Hound together in the Spring of 2004, and in 2007 Leaf Hound released its first new album in decades, "Unleashed," on the R.A.R.E/Repertoire label. To launch the release of the album, they headlined the second night of the All Hallows Festival at London's Camden Underworld.
Australian goregrind veterans The Day Everything Became Nothing are currently working on their fourth album. The band already has three songs completed and has issued the following statement:
"Thanks to everyone who has been downloading the free TDEBN album each week for the last month, we've had a great response! We hope you all enjoyed that and hopefully thats enough to keep you goregrinders happy while we continue working and writing for the new album due for release later this year! whoa yeah! We've got 3 new songs done and we'll be back cranking out some new tunes next week."