Metal News for July 15, 2013
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46 news articles posted on this day.
Folk metal outfit Krampus has checked in with the following announcement about entering the recording studio:
"We are extremely excited to announce that we have entered Tommy Vetterli's renowned New Sound Studio in Switzerland!
"Not only are we recording some of the new material we've been working on for months now, but we have decided to break with current conventions (and restrictions!) and deliver the results to our fans mere weeks after recording - FOR FREE.
"Rather than waiting years to produce a new album, we have chosen to pick two favorites out of all the material we've written and to record them with Tommy Vetterli (Eluveitie, 69 Chambers) - one of the genre's best producers today, less than a year after the release of our debut album. We are doing so independently and on our own terms!
"A first song will be released later this Summer and we can't wait to share it with you. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook for more updates, including another pretty exciting announcement within the next 24 hours!"
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of epic doom metal band, Below, which hails from Sweden and has influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond.
Not much is known about the Swedish quintet, however they are working with Tobias Rosén—bass player of Noctum—of Howlin' Owl Productions and a split 7" is in set to be released by Dark Descent Records with the doom act's full-length being released via Metal Blade in 2014.
The band comments: "It's an honor for us to be given this opportunity of working with such a legendary label. We're really proud to be part of the Metal Blade family; this will be the perfect home for Below. Together we will make a mark and set a standard for quality doom music."
In November, Below will tour Europe for the first time supporting the mighty doom band Devil from Norway. More...
The masked ghouls in Ghost have checked in with the following update about new tour dates later this year: "We wish to inform you that Ghost will continue touring throughout the United States this fall, with a string of dates in October together with Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones."
Currently announced details for the trek are as follows:
10/5: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
10/6: CINCINNATI, OH
10/8: BALTIMORE, MD
10/9: BOSTON, MA
10/12: BLOOMINGTON, IL
10/13: DETROIT, MI
10/15: ATLANTA, GA
10/16: ORLANDO, FL
10/18: HOUSTON, TX
10/19: DALLAS, TX
10/20: SAN ANTONIO, TX
10/22: OMAHA, NE
10/23: OKLAHOMA, OK
10/26: LAS VEGAS, NV More...
Dir En Grey has checked in with the following announcement about heading to North America for an upcoming live trek:
"We’re extremely excited to announce that Dir En Grey will be back in U.S. and Canada this November 2013 for a headline tour! Tickets will go on exclusive presale on Tuesday, July 16th 10AM Local Time depending on the market. Date and venue information below."
Nov 03 - Trees - Dallas, TX / U.S.
Nov 04 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX / U.S.
Nov 06 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA / U.S.
Nov 08 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD / U.S.
Nov 09 - The Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA / U.S.
Nov 11 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY / U.S.
Nov 12 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA / U.S.
Nov 14 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON / CANADA
Nov 16 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL / U.S.
Nov 17 - The Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN / U.S.
Nov 19 - The Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO / U.S.
Nov 21 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA / U.S.
Nov 23 - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center - San Francisco, CA / U.S.
Nov 24 - House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA / U.S. More...
As the kick-off date for San Bernardino, CA was ramping up and the fans were lining up, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival main stage closing artist Rob Zombie was doing a bit of heavy metal double tasking: filming behind-the-scenes for History's “Counting Cars” latest episode, in which the Count’s Kustoms crew delivers a custom macabre-style overhaul on Rob’s 1967 Ford F-100.
The premiere episode, partially filmed on location at the Mayhem Festival kick-off date, will air on Tuesday, July 16th at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central Time. The following press release was also issued:
"Although the crew at Las Vegas based Count’s Kustoms are not new to the game, the finished product was no small feat. History's 'Counting Cars' star Danny 'The Count' Koker and his crew had just seven days to work on the truck and deliver it to Rob at the San Bernardino, CA kick-off— a turnaround faster than they’ve ever experienced on any project. Starting on July 19th in Camden, NJ, Rob Zombie’s 1967 Ford F-100 will be touring with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. More...
Milwaukee based metalcore band Misery Signals has unveiled the full upcoming album, "Absent Light," with a stream of the entire record today. Check out the album through the YouTube playlist below.
The band’s fourth studio album, and first in five years, is scheduled for release on July 30th and can be pre-ordered here.
"Absent Light" was produced by Greg Thomas and Ryan Morgan, mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die), and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, High On Fire). More...
New York rockers :::Killcode::: have released a new music video for the track "Still Here." The clip was directed by David Swajeski and is the first video off the band's self-titled album (available now via CME/Megaforce/Sony Red).
"Still Here" was filmed at The Manhattan Music Building and all over the streets of NYC. The live footage was taken from shows at The Gramercy Theatre, Mercury Lounge, and The Studio at Webster Hall. Check it out below.
New Jersey's Gyre is gearing up for the release of "Second Circle," and with the official drop date impending, the band has now teamed up with us to exclusively unleash another track from the EP.
Check out the pulverizing "All Revealing Eye" in the player below. You can also pick up a digital copy of "Second Circle" when it releases July 23rd via Monolithic Records. The EP's track listing is as follows:
1. All Revealing Eye
2. Ever Devourer
3. Circle to Feed
4. I Receiving All
Gyre comments on the track: "We want to put out 'All Revealing Eye' first because we feel it really showcases the full dynamics of the band. The song moves from groove metal to rock metal to tech metal and is built with bridges along the way. The structure and build-up of the song is something we focus on all the time in this band. The song lyrics deal with the idea that our senses are filters and not receptors. Image yourself hearing all the frequencies that are buzzing around you constantly, usually imperceptible to the human ear. Image all the spectrums of color indistinguishable from the next because your eyes couldn't filter and make sense of them. Your known world would crumble into senselessness. Our senses have one purpose: to give us a better chance to survive in this world. Not to tell the whole truth of what is actually around you, but to keep you alive."
Swedish metal act Ram has released a new music video for the track "I Am The End," which comes off the "Death" album, available for ordering at this location.
Check out the Martin Högdahl-directed video clip below. You can also read our review of "Death" right here.
WormHoleDeath Records has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album from Phaze I:
"We are extremely honored to announce that the new album from Phaze I (featuring members of Lyzanxia, One-Way Mirror, Soilwork, Devin Townsend Projec) will be released soon through Trepan Records/WormHoleDeath.
"The band announced their sophomore record, that was produced at Dome Studio, as 'a new level of extreme Metal brutality!'
"Phaze I is the violent brainchild of David Potvin (Lyzanxia), who joined forces with his usual partner in crime, brother Franck Potvin (Lyzanxia) as well as friend Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Devin Townsend Project) to unleash a new level of extreme metal brutality! More...
Arven will release new album "Black Is The Colour" this coming August 23rd, 2013 via Massacre Records. The band has now revealed the cover artwork for the album, created by Jan "Örkki" Yrlund. Check it out below.
Chicago metal legends Trouble return with their first album since "Simple Mind Condition," released in 2007. The album entitled "The Distortion Field" features 13 tracks and will be released by FRW Records in North America on July 16th, 2013 and in Europe on August 23rd, 2013.
Trouble has teamed up with Decibel Magazine to give fans a taste of "The Distortion Field" before it is released in North America tomorrow. Check out full streams of the songs "When The Sky Comes Down," "Sucker," and "Butterflies" below.
"The Distortion Field" makes history in the Trouble camp through the band's acquisition of a new lead vocalist, Kyle Thomas of Exorder and Floodgate fame. Commenting on the new vocalist, Trouble founder and guitarist Rick Wartell says:
"Kyle is one of the most impressive singers I've ever heard, and by far the most extraodinary singer I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He's got incredible range, incredible power, and an incredible knowledge of Trouble, as he's been a fan for 20-something years. We've known him forever, and he innately understands what Trouble is about. He's like the perfect guy to come in and do this job. It's awesome." More...
Self Spiller's debut album, "Worms In The Keys" is now available on Bandcamp. Self Spiller is the side project of J. William W.'s, who is best known for his work as the bassist for Agalloch. The album was released last year through Vendlus Records. It is currently sold out of physical copies, but it is now available to stream, or download for $7.00 USD via bandcamp.com.
Germany's Used to Remind has posted a tour video diary online, which also features the new song "Solang das Herz." Check out the clip below. "Solang das Herz" will also appear on Used To Remind's upcoming new album. For more details, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
As Atlanta’s murderous grind/powerviolence trio Dead in the Dirt prepares to release a debut LP, the aptly grim title "The Blind Hole," today a new track from the album has been released via an exclusive premiere at Pitchfork.
While the vast majority of the band’s tracks released to date via previous EPs range from a blazing thirty seconds or less to just over a minute in duration, “The Pit Of Me” drags out the band’s succinctly pulverizing attack to its most extended length yet, the track clocking in with over two minutes of extreme auditory anguish. Be fully consumed in the bleak “The Pit Of Me” at Pitchfork here.
Dead In The Dirt has confirmed a next wave of touring as the debut LP nears release, with a trek through the southern and western regions of America to consume the first three weeks of August, to be followed by a full-on European tour to be announced shortly. More...
Nailed To Obscurity will release second album "Opaque" via Apostasy Records on September 20th in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, September 23rd in the U.K. and rest of Europe and on October 1st in North America. The track listing is as follows:
2. Torn To Shreds
4. Murder Of Crows
5. In Vain
6. On The Verge Of Collapse
9. Opaque More...
A new dawn of symphonic metal will soon flourish as Sorronia gears up for the release of a new album this coming autumn. A teaser trailer for the coming album is now available and can be found below, and you can find more info on the band over at Facebook here.
Black Market Activities will officially release the self-titled debut album by Stomach Earth (the solo project of The Red Chord guitarist and founder Mike "Gunface" McKenzie) tomorrow - July 16th.
Now the band has teamed up with Revolvermag.com to stream the new song "Void Angel Ritual." Give the song a listen via the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:
U.K. heavy metal band Engraved Disillusion has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new member:
"We are proud to announce Andrew Tucker as our new full time vocalist. Andrew impressed us with his passion, vocal range, and knowledge of the music industry.
"He has shared the stage with a wealth of accomplished bands including Devildriver, Malefice and Chapters. We would like to thank everyone who contacted us and auditioned for the position.
"We are continuing auditions for a new bassist and will be making a decision soon, if you want to try out e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org." More...
South Florida's Abiotic has a busy summer touring schedule ahead, beginning with an opening slot on The Summer Slaughter Tour in Lake Buena Vista, FL before meeting up with Wretched, Allegaeon, and Rivers of Nihil for tour dates throughout August.
Joining the band as its new drummer will be Aaron Stechauner, who has come in to replace Andres Hurtado. The band has spent the last few weeks rehearsing, and have a released a video of Stechauner performing "The Graze of Locusts." Check it out below.
Aaron Stechauner comments on joining Abiotic: "I'm excited beyond belief to have joined Abiotic. From the beginning everyone was extremely welcoming and jamming, as well as writing, has gone smoother than I ever could have hoped. I can't wait to continue on with this family and I'm sure that I am as enthusiastic as the rest of the guys are to share what we have planned to bring to our live and studio performances." More...
Terror has a new music video out now for "I'm Only Stronger," which can be found below. "I'm Only Stronger" comes off the band's latest album "Live By The Code." You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "The Most High" over at this location.
British deathcore act Wrath Of A King has posted a new track online for streaming. Give "Tempest" a listen in the player provided below. Wrath Of A King is:
Jamie 'Kettle' Kettlewell - Vocals
Liam Redman - Guitar
Jack 'Jek' Woolley - Guitar
Jamie Turnbull - Bass Guitar
James Wright - Drums
Glasgow's Azriel has released a music video for new single "The Distance," which can be found below. "The Distance" comes off the band's new album "The Miles Between." For more info on Azriel, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Dead Ocean has checked in with the following announcement about inking a record deal and recruiting a new guitarist:
"We are happy to announce we have signed with Hotfoot Records. We have been hard at work writing our debut full length which you can expect out late 2013.
"We also have other news, we have decided it was time to part ways with our guitarist Steve. No hard feelings between us and Steve and we support whatever it is he decides to do musically in the future. With that being said, our good friend Ryan Moge (Ligeia, We are the End, Antilove, Exits etc) is stepping in as our new guitarist.
"Thank you everyone that has stood by our side. We really couldnt ask for better fans." More...
Irish post black metal act Altar Of Plagues is to end this year. The band's final release "Teethed Glory and Injury," out now via Profound Lore Records, will be its last. Multi-musician James Kelly (Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Drums) made the following announcement about the band's ceasing of activities on Facebook:
"Altar of Plagues will conclude this year.
"I decided before writing 'Teethed Glory and Injury' that it would be our final album. It was executed with this fact in mind. I can state it no more simply than this; it is time to move on.
"We considered whether or not we would say anything at all regarding this. But at the very least, we would like to give people an opportunity to see us perform again should they care to. And so, these upcoming shows will be our final.
"Our very final performance will be on October 19th, at Unsound Festival Poland. As a festival that celebrates the eclectic and the eccentric, I can think of no other place that would be more appropriate for this occasion. It is exactly the type of environment in which I have always aspired to share our work, and it will be a celebratory occasion to conclude at what I believe will be the peak of our existence as a group. More...
Last week saw the release of the debut album from Detroit, Michigan's Wilson, titled "Full Blast Fuckery" (give it a listen right here).
In support of the new album, Wilson is ready to bring the fuckery back out on the road. Wilson has teamed up with The Greenery for a co-headlining North American trek billed as the "Pillage and Destroy" tour.
The tour kicks off August 9th in Toledo, OH and runs through September 8th in Anaheim, CA. Support on the tour will be provided by American Fangs from August 9th through September 2nd and then from The Ongoing Concept September 4th - September 8th. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Singer Chad Nicefield is ready to hit the road again, commenting: "The pain that has amassed in our bones yearning and calling out to our countries street lights to stay on well passed our nations dinner time, all the while keeping us awake night after night begging for the will to quench our blood thirst for the road, will finally be soothed by the pure #FUCKERY we plan to deliver on the 'Pillage And Destroy' tour. It will be bloody, boozey and Full Blast! Suck on that America!" More...
Israeli symphonic metal band Orphaned Land posted the second video for the new album "All is One." The new video is for the title track (see the first for "Brother" over here). "All is One" was directed by Shahar Hamo and edited by Ido Mahat and Shaul Luria. Camera work was performed by Gal Hamo and Hagay Swis.
"All is One" is available now via Century Media Records. Check out the video here:
Chicago blackened thrashers Scythe, the project of former Usurper frontman Rick Scythe, have announced that the forthcoming second album will be entitled "Subterranean Steel." The album will drop on September 11th internationally via Primitive Reaction Records.
According to the press release: "'Subterranean Steel' is a sonic juggernaut of apocalyptic aggression, a nine-song pummeling assault of headbanging, fistbanging metal anthems paying homage to endtime prophecies, conspiracies, and occult powers of the the diabolical elite."
This year and next, Scythe will perform concerts and shows across North America, including direct support for Japan's Sabbat, as well as tour plans for South America in 2014. The track listing for the album is:
1. Leather Aggressor
3. Subterranean Steel
4. October Dies
5. The Grunting Dead
6. The Bray Beast
7. Beyond the Northwoods
8. Nights of Terror
9. Thunder Hammer More...
Italy's Anal Phobia has posted the full "Unarm" album online for streaming. Get all 11 tracks via the YouTube player below. The "Unarm" track listing is as follows:
1. Gud Gris
2. Call Him In Silence
5. Desertum Foliae
6. Cumparty (feat. Michele Biason of Whales' Empire)
8. Steampack Willie
9. Dark Throne
11. Nailed More...
Brazilian power metal act Hibria posted a video for "Silent Revenge," the title track of the band's upcoming fourth LP. The album drops on July 26th via AFM Records.
"Silent Revenge" will have a track listing as follows:
1. Silent Revenge
2. Lonely Fight
3. Deadly Vengeance
4. Walking To Death
5. Silence Will Make You Suffer (see music video)
6. Shall I Keep On Burning
7. The Place That You Belong
8. The Scream Of An Angel
9. The Way It Is
10. Shall I Keep On Burning (Acoustic Version) (exclusive bonus track for EU edition)
Check out "Silent Revenge" here: More...
Texas trio True Widow is streaming the new track "HW:R." The song appears on the band's upcoming new LP "Circumambulation." The album is due to drop on July 19th (Germany/Benelux), July 22nd (UK/World) and July 23rd 2013 (North America) via Relapse Records. You can also check out the stream of the song "Creeper" over at this location.
Check out "HW:R" here:
Following several massive tours of the country already completed this year, including a recent trek alongside Integrity followed by a tour of half of the US with Seven Sisters of Sleep, today Full Of Hell takes back to the streets on an East Coast run of dates in preparation for their European tour next week, in support of their second LP, "Rudiments Of Mutilation." In celebration, the has decided to give away the album digitally for this week only! From today through next Monday, July 22nd fans can download the entire album via the A389 label Bandcamp over at this location.
The new action kicks off today in Providence, Rhode Island, then blasts through Pennsylvania for three dates followed by two shows in Virginia before closing out in Washington DC on the 21st, alongside Loma Prieta and Fucking Invincible. Just three days later Full of Hell’s seventeen-city assault with Circle Takes the Square and Code Orange Kids begins. And, following the Euro tour, the band will also take part in label home A389 Recordings’ first Summer Extermination fest in Baltimore alongside Municipal Waste, Ringworm, Power Trip, Noisem and Impalers, which is to be followed by yet another crushing East Coast tour as the FOH hate machine keeps churning. More...
Italian thrash groovers Cancrena posted a new music video for the track "Serpent Skin." The song appears on the band's latest album "Hidden Depravity," which was issued last November via logic(il)logic Records.
Check out "Serpent Skin" here:
Finland's Turisas is streaming the second new track "Into the Free" (check out "For Your Own Good" over at this location). The song appears on the new album "Turisas2013," which is scheduled for release on August 26th (EU), September 2nd (UK) and September 3rd (North America) via Century Media Records.
Violinist Olli Vanska commented about the track: "'Into The Free' shows a completely different side of the new album: it's fast, uplifting, raw and contains some super catchy sing-along parts. We already played this 'freedom anthem' on a couple of summer festivals and the reception was really good right from the start. As an instant crowd mover, I believe the song has already earned its place in the setlist of the upcoming tours."
The new album was produced by vocalist Mathias Nygard, and was recorded by Nygard and guitarist Jussi Wickstrom in a remote house outside of Helsinki, Finland. The mixing and mastering was done in London at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost B.C., Cathedral, Primordial, Ulver).
Check out "Into the Free": More...
Avenged Sevenfold is streaming the title track to the upcoming new release "Hail to the King." The band's sixth studio album is set to drop on August 27th, 2013.
Check it out here:
Greek progressive metal band Until Rain announced that the band will release its sophomore full length LP "Anthem to Creation" on August 23, 2013 via Escape Music. "Anthem to Creation' was mixed and mastered at Fascination street studios by Jens Bogren (Symphony X/Opeth/Paradise Lost). The band went through a couple of band name changes from 2004-2009, using the monikers Delirium and Theimeurgía.
The track listing for "Anthem to Creation" is:
1. Brain Death
2. Think Again
3. Living Hell
4. My Own Blood
5. Empty Helmet
7. The Clang Of Shields, Pt. I
8. The Clang Of Shields, Pt. II
9. Anthem To Creation
10. Breaking Of The 7 Seals
Check out "My Own Blood" here: More...
Swedish metal act ReinXeed has cancelled its first U.S. performance, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Festival promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Chicago progressive metal act Divinity Compromised will fill the 2-3pm opening spot for that day.
The band provided the following explanation: "We are very sorry to announce our cancellation of ProgPower USA and all other shows and festivals in 2013. Due to personal private reasons Tommy ReinXeed will not do any more live shows after the "Rock out Wild" festival and for the rest of the year.
"We are all very sorry about this but respect his decision and are looking forward to the upcoming release of the album 'A New World' and new strength and motivation to tour in the future."
The revised lineup for ProgPower USA is as follows:
Thursday, September 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):
In The Silence - 6:00 to 6:45
Circle II Circle - 7:15 to 8:45
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - 9:30 to 11:45 More...
Greek metal act Seduce The Heaven have split with vocalist Elina Laivera on July 9th. In a post on the band's Facebook page it reads: "It’s time for a really sad announcement to you all. But all good things come to an end at some point in life. Seduce The Heaven and Elina Laivera will be officially parting ways as of today. We would all like to thank Elina for her amazing work with the band the past 4 years and wish her best of luck and success in the music industry. Please, we would not like to see bitter messages towards one side or the other. There are no sides."
Today, the band officially announced auditions for a new female vocalist. The announcement reads:
"As you probably read the past few days, Elina is no longer with us. So the time for Seduce The Heaven to find a new talented and permanent member added to the STH family is now! We already have a very strong candidate for the position, but we decided to take our time with this search until we feel that we have a solid line-up in order to continue our vision for this band with a great 2nd and 3rd album. We are very excited to work on new material and can’t wait to share it with you all in the not so distant future. So if you are a female singer and interested in joining STH, here are our some requirements that you need to read carefully:
"-A great voice!
-Ability to sing all the material from the “Field Of Dreams” debut album.
-Ability to write lyrics and compose vocal lines on new material. Knowledge on multiple vocal harmonies as well.
-Being able to follow the band’s live schedule in and out of Greece.
End of Green will release the new album "The Painstream," the band's eighth album on August 16 (EU) via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
Described as "Somewhere between metal, alternative, and goth, End oF Green paints a picture that is not only black but also offers a small flicker of light that makes the darkness a little more bearable. However, sometimes they turn this spark into a wildfire and burn everything to ashes."
The band will also be performing live on the following dates:
20.07.13 DE - Höchstadt, Aisch / SCHLOSSHOF FESTIVAL
10.08.13 DE - Hildesheim / MERA LUNA FESTIVAL
16.08.13 DE - Dinkelsbühl / SUMMER BREEZE FESTIVAL
17.10.13 DE - Nürnberg/Hirsch
18.10.13 DE - Berlin / C-Club
19.10.13 DE - Dresden / Tante Ju
25.10.13 DE - München / Backstage
26.10.13 DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
01.11.13 DE - Bochum / Matrix
02.11.13 DE - Hamburg / Knust
08.11.13 DE - Osnabrück / Rosenhof
09.11.13 DE - Köln / Underground
16.11.13 DE - Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn More...
German traditional metal/hard rock act Sinner, featuring Mat Sinner of Primal Fear, have unveiled the artwork and track list for the upcoming LP "Touch of Sin 2." The album features fully re-recorded tracks from the early days of the band. The album is set for release on August 30th (EU) and September 10th (USA) via AFM Records.
The track list for "Touch Of Sin 2" is:
1. Born To Rock
2. Comin' Out Fighting
3. Bad Girl
4. Knife In My Heart
5. Concrete Jungle
6. Don't Believe A Word
8. Germany Rocks
9. Danger Zone
11. Blood On The Sand
12. Lost In A Minute
14. Heat Of The City More...
Swedish power metal act Twins Crew posted a new music video for the track "Last Crusader." The song appears on the band's upcoming sophomore full length "The Northern Crusade," which is set for release on August 1, 2013 via Scarlet Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Last Crusader
3. Unholy Grail
4. Dr. Dream
5. Loud and Proud
6. Under the Morningstar
7. Kings of Yesterday
8. Heaven Awaits
9. Take This Life
10. Angels Fall
Check out "Last Crusader" here: More...
Footage from Avantasia's first North American show, which was part of the week long Le Festival d'été de Québec in Québec City, Canada, was captured by Metal Underground.com on July 7, 2013. The band stopped in Canada on the "Mystery of Time" tour (see review here) on the way to Japan. The headline performance was cut short a bit due to the fact that lead vocalist Tobias Sammet had been suffering from the flu.
Amateur videos can be seen for the following tracks: "The Wicked Symphony," "Promised Land," "Scales of Justice" and "Sign of the Cross." Singers for the show included: Oliver Hartmann (Hartmann) (also on lead guitar), Thomas Rettke (Heaven's Gate), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Bob Cately (Magnum), Amanda Somerville (Trillium) and Michael Kiske (Ex-Helloween).
Check out the videos here: More...
German modern folk act Saltatio Mortis posted a EPK video for the band's upcoming new release "Das Schwarze Einmaleins." The album is set for release on August 16th via Napalm Records.
The track listing for the release is:
1. Früher war alles besser
2. Wachstum über alles
3. Krieg kennt keine Sieger
4. Der Kuss
5. My Bonnie Mary
7. Satans Fall
12. Nur ein Traum
Check it out here: More...
British groove metal act The More I See posted a new music video for the track "The Eye That Offends." The song appears on the band's upcoming new LP "The Disappearing Humans," the fourth full length album, which is due for release on August 26, 2013 via Earache Records.
The video was shot on the set of one of the most legendary movies of all time: Star Wars. Check it out here:
Legendary German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell announced that Ex-Black Sabbath/Ex-Rainbow drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Ex-Riot/Ex-Warlock) has been named the new drummer. The band is set to begin recording the follow up to the 2012 release "Circle of the Oath."
The announcement reads: "We're proud to announce that Bobby Rondinelli is the new drummer for ARP! Bobby is well known for his work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, to name just a few. We´re pretty sure that you´ll like his playing, so please give him a warm welcome! We will start with the recording of the new record on July 22nd. Stay tuned for more News during the next weeks!" More...
Legendary metal act Metal Church have announced that the name of the the forthcoming comeback album will be entitled "Generation Nothing." The band revealed that the album is completed on its Facebook Page and that dates for release will be announced soon.
The band reunited for the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise back in January and in a recent interview with Ronny Munroe, the album has "a lot of stuff that’s reminiscent of the old days. There is actually some thrashy punk sounding stuff, and of course there is some elements of…'Method to Your Madness' off 'The Dark.'"
More information is expected shortly. More...