Metal News for July 15, 2012
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13 news articles posted on this day.
I Hate Records is streaming four songs from the "Horror Infernal" compilation album of Swedish thrash veterans Hypnosia, which you can check out on its label page. The compilation features sixteen Hypnosia songs from all four releases, along with bonus track covers of "Outbreak of Evil" and "My Belief," along with a live version of "Haunting Death."
New York heavy rock band Realmbuilder recently released its second full-length album "Fortifications of the Pale Architect." Two of the songs from it, "Highwayman" and the title track are streaming over on the I Hate Records' Bandcamp page. "Fortifications of the Pale Architect" contains seven songs and follows 2009's debut "Summon the Stone Throwers."
Brooklyn modern psychedelic band Naam has posted a series of European tour dates it will be heading out on after the free Bushwick block party in its hometown on July 28th. Billed "The Starchild Tour," it is in support of Naam's recent EP "The Ballad of the Starchild." That release came out on Tee Pee Records. After the tour dates is an upload of the song "Lands Unknown," which comes from the EP.
Jul 28 Bushwick block party w/ Andrew WK (free!) Brooklyn, NY
Aug 01 La Casa Cottbus, Germany
Aug 02 Plaque Leipzig, Germany
Aug 03 Void Festival Stamsried, Germany
Aug 04 Bieler Open Air Festival Biel, Switzerland
Aug 05 Mc Queen Parma, Italy
Aug 06 Sidro Club Savignano Sul Rubicone, Italy
Aug 07 XM 24 Bologna, Italy
Aug 08 Officine meccaniche wig wam Venezia, Italy
Aug 09 Freystiz Hallein, Austria
Aug 10 SAUZIPF ROCKS Festival Dobriach, Austria
Aug 11 Bianconiglio Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Aug 12 Palp Festival Martigny, Switzerland
Aug 15 Bassy Berlin, Germany
Aug 16 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
Aug 18 Yellowstock Festival Geel, Belgium
Philadelphia based multi-instrumentalist Brandon Scott Baun and his blackgaze band CAPA have recently signed to Visionaire Records to distribute its recent two song EP "Shallow Towers," which has been out digitally for awhile on Bandcamp. "Shallow Towers" is an EP that bridges both songs together acoustically over a 24 minute period. CAPA utilizes a wide array of instruments that include piano, melodica, glockenspiel, banjo, singing bowl, and didgeridoo.
Each album tells a story through music, artwork, poems, and journal entries that span the band's discography. Currently, CAPA is working on its third album to complete the trilogy. Brandon also has an acoustic/ambient side project called Where Why's Wonder and is streaming the song "Cellar Door" over on Soundcloud.
London's The Rotted has released an online only video clip for the song "Surrounded By Skulls," which is taken from the band's Candlelight Records album "Ad Nauseam." Watch the video in the player available below. You can also check out the song "Apathy in the UK" over at this location.
Tourniquet will be returning this summer with a new album titled "Antiseptic Bloodbath," and the band has now posted an in-studio video clip from the recording process. Check out the video in the YouTube player available below.
Tourniquet also previous commented on the album:
"The title track, Antiseptic Bloodbath, speaks of the way our society prefers to sanitize brutality. We can have our tidy Christian faith, or continue with no faith at all, as long as we don't consider the painful bloody price that was paid for us.
"We use animals for our food, profit, and amusement, but would rather not know about the needless, often systematic suffering that is inflicted on them by a callous and greedy humanity. 'Don't upset my comfort zone - brutal truth, leave me alone.' The great news is that we have the ability to choose. This album encourages us to make good and humane choices in our daily lives that reflect these images." More...
The Iniquity Descent has posted a new video clip online for the song "Collector Vs. Protector," which is taken from the band's new album "The Human Apheresis." Check out the footage below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. In Prostration
2. An Empty Temple
3. The Human Apheresis
4. Obedience Torn
5. Collector vs Protector
6. Believers in the Apotheosis; Imaginary Ectoplasmic Hands
7. Decimate, Disitegrate
8. Trust the Seroent
9. The Invisible
10. Infected More...
Death Audio has posted a new band update video online, which can be viewed below. The group also commented:
"Here it is guys! We are still here, and stronger than ever! We have given you a wrap up of what's been happening in this clip. Apology for some poor lighting clips. We have also include some sneak previews of NEW SONGS in the video. So Enjoy!"
Greece's Conspiranoia has now uploaded another new track from the band's upcoming EP. Listen to a teaser for the track "False Euphoria" in the player below. The song comes from the band's new EP "Spiritual Complexity."
You can also check out the previously posted full track "Momentum Built On Fear" at this location.
Argentinian technical death metal band Blood Dress has posted a couple of songs from its upcoming debut album "Beyond the Flesh" over on Soundcloud. The two songs, "Before You Close Your Eyes" and "To the End," are streaming below. Blood Dress started out in 2007 in the central western town of Mendoza and has played over sixty gigs in that region to date. More...
Italian power metal act Betoken has announced the return of former vocalist Eva Rondinelli. Eva was the singer for the band's previous albums "The Gate of Nothing" and "Dead Soul Insomnia." Stay tuned for more news from the band. You can also check out Betoken's music over at MySpace or through the player below.
French groove metal band Magoa recently posted another official video for the song "Animal," which is the band's newest single following the release of the "Enemy" video. Magoa invites you to check it out on its Soundcloud page. Both of these songs will be on Magoa's eventual second release. Magoa first hit the scene in 2011 with its twelve-song debut album "Swallow the Earth." More...
It’s interesting that in well over a hundred columns, Sunday Old School has barely touched on the folk metal sub-genre, (unless you include Primordial and Bathory.) This week we will be rectifying this by examining one of, if not the first folk metal band, Skyclad. Skyclad was formed in 1990 by vocalist Martin Walkyier, who had recently left his position as lead vocalist of the thrash metal outfit, Sabbat, and former Satan guitarist Steve Ramsey, with the intention of forming the "ultimate pagan metal band," which initially included such ideas as costumes, though thankfully these were soon ruled out. The original lineup was completed by drummer Keith Baxter (later of Northern Irish alternative metal group, Therapy?) and bass player Graeme English, who had worked with Ramsey as part of Pariah. They soon signed with Noise Records, a surprising choice considering how they were alleged to have treated Sabbat and released their first album, "The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth" in 1991.
They added to their ranks after a tour with New Jersey thrash metal legends Overkill, when they recruited Fritha Jenkins to perform keyboard and violin duties and released their acclaimed sophomore record, "A Burnt Offering of the Bone Idol," the next year, in what was to be the first of several album titles involving what appears to be Walkyier’s love of puns, something brought up again on the third album, "Jonah’s Ark," on which they had replaced Jenkins with Cath Howell. Their next album was to be entitled, "Prince of the Poverty Line," which according to some members is their biggest selling album to date and is loosely a concept album, dealing with a decaying Britain left after the Thatcherite reign. Special editions of the album included a number of tracks from the groups, "Tracks From the Wilderness" EP, including a faithful but unique cover of "Emerald" by Thin Lizzy. Skyclad soon faced difficulties in keeping a stable lineup. After replacing Howell with Georgina Biddle for their fifth album, "The Silent Whales of Lunar Sea," both Pugh and Baxter decided to leave the group, though the band were still able to support Black Sabbath on their 1995 "Forbidden" tour, albeit as a last minute replacement for Tiamat, as well as releasing another album that year named, "Irrational Anthems." More...