Metal News for July 13, 2013
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Canadian act Brave the Apex has released a new self-titled EP online, which is available for streaming in its entirety. Check it out at Bandcamp here or through the widget available below. The "Brave the Apex"' track listing is as follows:
1. Revenge 06:50
2. Falling 08:00
3. Dethroned 05:57
4. Ill-Literates 06:02
5. The Cleanse 07:21
6. Crimson Rider 08:58 More...
German slam trio Begging For Incest, having recently appeared at the Houten Death Fest, will be touring with Norwegian brutal metallers Kraanium for a week and a half starting in September. They will also make a return to the Berlin Death Fest on October 5th.
Below is a list of the dates with Kraanium, along with an upload of the BFI track "Cuntpuncher" from their 4-way split and debut EP. Also check out Kraanium's recent official video for the track "Slammed Cranial Remains" below. Both bands have recorded new material, with Kraanium's new one, "Chronicles of Perversion" due out in the fall of 2013.
Sep. 4th Leuwaarden (NL)
Sep. 5th Arsch Cholio (DE)
Sep. 6th Club Burg, Ehrenfriedersdorf (DE)
Sep. 7th Death Fest, Andernach (DE)
Sep. 8th TBA
Sep. 9th Modra Vopice, Prague (CZ)
Sep 10th Brooklyn Club, Brno (CZ)
Sep 11th Viper Room, Vienna (AT)
Sep 12th Blue Rose Saloon, Milano (IT)
Sep 13th Alte Kaserne, Zurich (CH)
Sep 14th Momignies Extreme Fest II, Momignies (BE)
Sep 15th Willemeen, Arnhem (NL)
The Spanish psychedelic/doom band Hela is streaming all six tracks of its new release "Broken Cross" over on bandcamp and below. The Elche band was formed when the band The Sand Collector split up. Members from that band recruited members from the group Nahrayan to form Hela. The female fronted quartet features vocalist Isabel Sierras at the helm and combines sludge, psychedelia and doom into its 46 minutes of tuneage on the debut.
UK doom quartet Gringo has signed to Catacomb records and will be issuing its debut "The Cold Burn" in the autumn of 2013. Below is a stream of one of the thirteen tracks that will be included on the album, "Decaying Orbit," to tide you over until the release. The album was engineered by Gringo's vocalist and guitarist Marc Temple and mixed/mastered by Matt Richardson of Bastard of The Skies. The album also will also feature guest vocals from Soph of Brummy doomsters Alunah.
St. Louis wretched sludge trio Fister just concluded a two week tour of the eastern/central U.S. with fellow doom band The Lion's Daughter. Also, in other live Fister news, the band wants to share its recent live recording, "Good Friday," with you over at bandcamp and below. "Good Friday" was recorded live at The Firebird on Friday, March 29th with sound done by Chris Grady, A/V captured by Jeff Christopher and the album photo courtesy of Allen Ward. Fister also has another live date scheduled for August 9th in Pontiac, MI at the Pike Room at the Crofoot.
Invisible Oranges is currently streaming two tracks from the Cardiac Arrest/Mutant Supremacy Split 7". Check it out now at this location, and in the player below. Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release this limited edition Split 7-inch record between Cardiac Arrest and Mutant Supremacy on July 23rd.
"World of Evil," the upcoming third release from Pennsylvania traditional metal band Sinister Realm, is now streaming in its entirety at this location, or below in the widget. After two classically-styled heavy metal albums that were each greeted with widespread critical acclaim, the Allentown, PA trad-metallers are back with "World of Evil."
After signing with Shadow Kingdom Records a live band was assembled and a full-length album was released in August of 2009. Sinister Realm then began actively playing live to support the album. Not long after the album's release Chris Metzger and John Risko joined the band and work began on the sophomore album titled "The Crystal Eye." "World of Evil" will be available worldwide August 6th through Shadow Kingdom Records.
Warbringer has posted a video blog of Carlos Cruz in the The Omen Room Studios speaking about the drum recording process with producer Steve Evetts for the band's upcoming 4th album. Check it out below.
Warbringer also recently checked in with the following update: "Kevill here, live from the studio! About to start tracking the fourth song on vocals, and Laux is gonna riff it up today. Also, we have the album cover now, but we aren't going to show you yet :)"
Edmonton, AB's All Else Fails is offering a free download of the "Better Left Undead" single, taken from the band's forthcoming EP "Fucktropolis," set to be unleashed on Suicidal Bride Records on July 30th, 2013.
You can can download the track via SoundCloud or stream the song below. The "Fucktropolis" track listing is as follows:
2. Better Left Undead
3. La Demencia Violenta
4. Obedience At The Altar of Sacrifice
5. A Most Unwanted Reprieve More...
Blood Ceremony has released a new music video for the track "Goodbye Gemini," which can be found below.
"Goodbye Gemini" comes off the band's third album, The Eldritch Dark, released on Rise Above Records and Metal Blade Records in North America. Check out our review right here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Witchwood (6:57)
2. Goodbye Gemini (4:23)
3. Lord Summerisle (3:24)
4. Ballad of the Weird Sisters (6:03)
5. Eldritch Dark (4:20)
6. Drawing Down the Moon (5:19)
7. Faunus (2:24)
8. The Magician (8:02)
Just For Fun
Camille and Kennerly - the Harp Twins - have posted electric harp cover videos online for "Fear of the Dark" by Iron Maiden and "Send Me An Angel" by Scorpions. Check out these unique renditions in the YouTube clips available below.
Uruguay's dark metal band Upon Shadows will be releasing a new single titled "Vision From The Child" this coming October 18th, 2013. The track will also feature Samuli Mäkelä on drums.
Asking Alexandria has posted a new audio snippet trailer online featuring segments of all tracks from the band's new full-length album, "From Death To Destiny," which is set for an August 6th release.
Ben Bruce states: "America, we're fucking back and we're better than ever. We have a very short headlining run throughout the Midwest to celebrate the release of our brand new album 'From Death to Destiny.' Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll doesn't even cut it here, so join us starting Aug 6th for two weeks of utter sin and debauchery. We are stoked to be back, so lets fucking do this."
8/6-Fargo, ND @ The Venue
8/7-Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
8/8-Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
8/9-Louisville, KY @ Expo Five (w/o MIW)
8/10-Birch Run, MI @ Dirt Fest
8/12-Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
8/13-Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
8/14-Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room
8/16-Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
8/17-Madison, WI @ WJJO Bandcamp More...
The second in a three-episode series of videos capturing Armed For Aplcaypse performing at EMG Studios is now playing online.
Following last week’s release of the band's “Better Worlds” anthem, this week the horde unleashes "The Starting Line Is A Trip Wire," which comes off second album, "The Road Will End." Check out the footage below.
Once again expanding its arsenal of the weird 'n' out-there, Ektro Records is reissuing a cult Christian metal classic: Leviticus' breakout album, "The Strongest Power." Yes, you read correctly - Christian metal. The album was originally released in 1985 to widespread acclaim in the international heavy metal press, with even Kerrang! calling it "one of the best records of the year."
And yet, as time went on and the "white metal" tag became more a curse than blessing, not to mention the band breaking up in 1990, the Leviticus legend was banished to the back-pages of obscurity - until now! This new re-issue is due out August 16th, 2013 and the track listing will be as follows:
1. The Winner
2. Deborah and Barak
3. On the Rock
4. King of Kings
5. Stay with Us
6. I Got Power
7. Look Around
8. I Love You
9. A New Day
10. Light for the World More...