Metal News for July 14, 2013
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8 news articles posted on this day.
Topeka, Kansas based heavy rock band The Midnight Ghost Train will launch a U.S. headlining tour in support of its sophomore LP "Buffalo" on July 18 at the Downtown Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Released in 2012 via Karate Body Records, "Buffalo" was recorded with producer / engineer David Barbe (Harvey Milk, Son Volt, Drive-By Truckers).
This new 34 city trek will run through September 7th, showcasing a trio that has averaged over 300 live shows per year since its formation in 2007. Dates are as follows: More...
It’s been a while since Sunday Old School has looked at a truly extreme band, and music doesn’t come much more extreme than grindcore. The grindcore movement was doing well by the late eighties in Europe, but America was yet to produce a proper, standout band in the genre. Perhaps the first band to do just that, was Brutal Truth. Brutal Truth was formed in 1990 by bassist/vocalist, Danny Lilker as a side project while he focused his efforts on the thrash metal outfit, Nuclear Assault. He was joined in the endeavour by guitarist, Brent "Gurn" McCarty and drummer, Scott Lewis and it wasn’t long before the trio recorded their first demo, "The Birth of Ignorance." They soon went from three members to four, when they recruited music journalist, Kevin Sharp to become their new vocalist, allowing Lilker to focus his attention on playing bass. They performed when possible, eventually attracting the attention of grindcore home, Earache Records, who offered the band a record deal, as well as Lilker’s escape route from Nuclear Assault, who he had grown distant from.
Brutal Truth recorded their first album, "Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses," which was hailed immediately as an instant classic in the still burgeoning grindcore genre and in 2009, was voted the best American grindcore album of all time by Terrorizer magazine. The album spawned music videos for the songs, "Ill Neglect" and "Collateral Damage," the latter earning the group a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records for the shortest music video ever, clocking in at only four seconds. They soon hit the road to support the record, perhaps most notably when they teamed up with three of the biggest names in British extreme metal, Carcass, Cathedral and grindcore godfathers, Napalm Death for a North American tour, before heading to Europe with Fear Factory. More...
Orange Goblin, currently out on tour in Europe, has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming show changing venues:
"We have to announce that the show at Scuderie in Bologna scheduled for Tuesday 16th July has been cancelled. This is due to the venue having its live music license revoked. We apologize to the fans in Bologna but this is out of our control.
"We have arranged a show for that date at very short notice. The new show will take place at CYCLE CLUB, CALENZANO (near Florence). Tickets will be €10 on the door. Please spread the word!!"
For a list of upcoming tour dates, head over to the Orange Goblin Facebook profile here.
Denver, Colorado's Before We're Done has checked in with the following announcement about deciding to call it quits:
"After 6 long years Before We're Done is done. Thank you everyone for all of your support, a place to crash, hanging out with us, & coming out and supporting what were so passionate about.
"Last night was the most fun we have ever had playing a show and we thank all of you who came out.
"Now, because we are no longer a band doesn't mean we wont be playing music anymore. SO, look out for our new band with the same members we had in the end. And we hope to see you all there when the time comes!
"We love you all and we couldn't have ended it in any better way!"
You can still check out Before We're Done's music over at the band's Facebook profile here.
Frosttide will be releasing the "Awakening" album this coming August 30th, 2013 through NoiseArt Records.
Now the band has made samples of all the tracks available for streaming online. Check out the track snippets at Amazon here. The "Awakening" track listing is as follows:
01. Winter’s Call (Intro)
03. Quest for Glory
04. No Turning Back
05. Dawn of Despair
07. Ruins of Defeat
08. Unwritten (Engraved in the Stars) More...
After releasing the "Grinder" video, Stormbringer has now posted a video clip online for the track "Mark Antony." Check it out below.
Both "Grinder" and "Mark Antony" come off Stormbringer's new album "MMXIII," due for release on July 15th, 2013 via Transcend Music.
Copenhagen, Denmark's Scarred By Beauty has checked in with the following post-tour recap:
"We're back in CPH after a hella awesome tour! THANK YOU to everyone who was part of it and took their time checking Scarred by Beauty out! We've had a blast and this tour really confirmed to us that we need to spent more time out there with you guys! Big, big, BIG amounts of love and gratitude your way! We still have a handful of shows this summer and we are planning the fall already. Stay tuned for more news on tour and our new album." More...
Aborym, which released the "Dirty" album last month (reviewed here), has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming live shows:
"We are proud to announce that the Aborym live-lineup includes Giulio Moschini, Hour Of Penance’s guitarist and Lorenzo Zarone, former bass player in From Depths, now playing in the prog-metal band Stamina. We are deep in the rehearsal process and now all we have to do is wait patiently for the forthcoming round of concerts to kick off the fun times festival season with Aborym in August."
Aborym's forthcoming gigs:
10 August - Brutal Assault official - Old Army Fortress, Josefov, Jaromer, Czech Republic
16 August - Sicily Metal Camp - Palatucci stadium, Noto (SR), Italy More...