Metal News for July 19, 2013
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Guitarit Yantit from Ewigheim has revealed the first details about the band's upcoming album, stating that 13 songs have been written, while not all of them will be featured on the coming "Nachruf" release.
"Nachruf" will be available as a limited edition digipak including a bonus track and will once again be produced at the Klangschmiede Studio E. Yantit himself designed the artwork, available below, which features an etching by Richard Müller. The album is due out December 6th, 2013 via Massacre Records. More...
Groove metallers BornBroken have posted live video of the band performing the "Control" track with new vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) during last week's show with The Agonist at Foufounes Electriques in Montreal, QC.
Wait for 5:13 of the video for the killer crowd chant, and check out the full clip below.
Finland's Mörbid Vomit has posted the track "Engulfed By The Plague" online, which is taken from the 2013 demo"I Breathe Hell," recorded and mixed by Paavo Härkönen. The cover art and logo were illustrated by Kai Hanninen. Check out the song below.
Swedish act Nale has released an official music video for "Catch 27," from the band's debut album "Ghost Road Blues."
The clip was directed by Mathias Blom of The Happy Creative and can be viewed below. "Ghost Road Blues" is now available for purchase over at iTunes here.
Vancouver's West of Hell, featuring vocalist Chris Valagao of Zimmers Hole on vocals, has released a second new video blog of the summer with KNAC.com, this time being dubbed “Look What I Found?!”
In the clip below, the guys find a BB Gun and have some good backwoods fun. Stay tuned for more “Fly On The Wall” vlogs coming every Thursday throughout the band’s upcoming tour.
West of Hell kicked off a headline tour of Canada yesterday in Edmonton. The tour will run through September 7th back in Vancouver. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada champions Crimson Shadows are premiering the first single "Maidens Call" from upcoming EP "Sails of Destiny" on Quebec based podcast Ondes Chocs, along with an interview with drummer Cory Hofing.
The song and interview are available for download and stream in the player below or over at teh Ondes Chocs SoundCloud page here.
In other news, Crimson Shadows and Vesperia will hit the trans-Canada Highway from Southern Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia and back in stoic determination to bring their epic metal assault Canada-wide for the Western Crusade Canadian tour. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Metallica performed "Master of Puppets" live last month at the band's Orion Muisc + More festival, which took place on June 8th and 9th in Detroit, MI.
Footage from the live performance is now available online and can be viewed in the YouTube clip below.
VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” returns this week with the Season 12 finale. The guests for this week’s episode are Blue Oyster Cult guitarist, Buck Dharma, and Kix lead vocalist Steve Whiteman and guitarist, Brian Forsythe.
“That Metal Show” is hosted by radio/TV personality Eddie Trunk and comedian/TV personalities Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. The episode features Dharma talking about various topics in the band’s history including Blue Öyster Cult co-headlining the iconic Black and Blue tour with Black Sabbath in 1980. A sneak peek of the season finale is available online and can be viewed at this location.
The musical guest this week is guitarist Jake E. Lee. This week’s episode also features a “Metal Modem” segment with Joe Satriani, an “Origins” segment with host Eddie Trunk, as well as the fan-favorite highlight every week, “Stump The Trunk.” The episode airs at 11:00PM EST/PST and will be available online Monday, July 22nd.
Eddie Trunk comments: "Hope everyone enjoys the Season Finale of That Metal Show this Saturday. We had a great season that saw the show passing 100 episodes and earning rave reviews. This season was very much a re-launch of the show with many new features and a new set that many seemed to like. Our final episode for this round of shows features first time guests Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult and Steve Whiteman & Brian Forsythe of Kix. Also excited to have, playing guitar, former Ozzy and Badlands guitarist Jake E Lee, a great way to wrap up Season 12."
Rhode Island ragers Howl will bring their metallic ruckus to the streets tomorrow for the first night of their North American Summer takeover.
The chaos will commence on their home turf of Providence and bludgeon its way through 22 cities across the US and Canada. Ears will bleed and souls will burn while the band will be joined by Lord Dying.
With less than 3 weeks to go until the release of new album, "Late For Nothing," Los Angeles act IWrestledABearOnce has premiered a new song titled “I’d Buy That For A Dollar.” Check out this latest track in the player below courtesy of Bloody-Digusting.com.
The band will be performing new music for fans on “The All Star Tour” with Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror and more, which kicks off today in Huntington, NY and will wrap on August 17th in Hartford, CT. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Ereb Altor is currently streaming the band's entire upcoming new album "Fire Meets Ice" online courtesy of Germany's Rockhard.de. Give all the album's songs a listen in the SoundCloud player available below.
This week it's a return by everyone's favorite Internet search phrase: Vietcong Pornsurfers. The Vietcong Pornsurfers are Tom K (vocals), Teddy (guitar), Affe (bass), and Rackarn (drums). They play what they refer to as “dangerous punk rock” and exist to make up for the lack of true cool punk rock bands. They are from Falcun, Sweden. This is where they recorded multiple demo discs and their latest album, “We Spread Diseases.” The single “Diseases” will kick off a two-month long tour through Europe, in their tour bus armed with deadly shark teeth. (True story.)
The band applies their musically “stripped down” approach to the “Diseases” video; in fact, the band is literally down to their skivvies. Also, note that the song is only 2:30 in length. I appreciate songs that are quick to the punch, make their point, and leave you wanting more. Sorry “Free Bird” fans, I just don’t have the time. Warning: Crotch shot at 0:49.
So the band is under observation in this video. Any ideas why? My first assumption is to find the methodology behind the name of the band. I mean, if there was ever a band name to not Google at work... (Note Rackarn’s cross necklace, you don’t see this as often on rock stars. It’s a nice touch.) My second assumption is that the results of the study are inconclusive, because most tests are inconclusive...
Sworn In has teamed up with Revolvermag.com to stream the new song "Hypocrisy." Give the track a listen below.
"Hypocrisy" comes off new album "The Death Card," due out this coming August 20th, 2013. The track listing is as follows:
4. Dead Soul
6. A Song For The Nameless
7. Snake Eyes
10. Three Cheers
11. Bitter Blood
13. Return (Heartless) More...
CA’s tech death metal outfit Continuum, which signed with Unique Leader earlier this year, has released an advanced track entitled “The Awakened Creator” from upcoming release “The Hypothesis.”
Continuum features members of Decrepit Birth, Son of Aurelius, Arkaik, Deeds of Flesh, and Flesh Consumed. The album is due out early 2014 on Unique Leader Records.
Italian death metal quartet Hour of Penance has announced the band's first-ever Australian tour dates, which will see the group supporting Behemoth. The tour will kick off in late October following a European tour with Psycroptic and Dyscarnate. The full routing for both tours can be found below.
Lead guitarist Giulio Moschini stated, “We’re very happy to announce that we will tour Australia for the first time, and we will do that by opening for one of the greatest bands around…Behemoth! We couldn’t be happier to end the ‘Sedition’ touring cycle by touring with such a great band! See you on the road!”
The band has recently been writing material for a new album. Says Moschini, “The works for the follow-up of ‘Sedition’ are almost done and we will enter the studio in October, right after the Australian tour. Can’t wait!”
Fellow guitarist Paolo Pieri added, “The new material sounds totally fresh and will be a bone-crushing feast for old and new fans of Hour of Penance.”
The upcoming album is expected out in early 2014. Catch the band live: More...
Pennsylvania's Order of Nine posted a new music video for "Spiral Stair Case," the third music video released for the latest album "Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror." The album is available via Nightmare Records. Check out videos for the title track and "Dreamspeak" as well.
"Spiral Stair Case" can be viewed here:
France's Colossus has posted a teaser trailer online for the new album "Lobotocracy," which was recorded and mixed by Olive T'Servranx at Electrikbox Studio and C&P Studio.
Check out the trailer below. The clip features an extract from the new song "We Are The Ones Called Devils." You can also stream the band's full "Fragments" album over at this location.
Norwegian grindcore innovators Beaten to Death will unleash their sophomore studio album this autumn via Mas-Kina Recordings.
Entitled “Dødsfest!” the 12-track follow up to the band’s 2011 debut “Xes & Strokes” was recorded in total of six days at the band's rehearsal room. According to a press release, the album "continues to carry Beaten to Death’s incredibly irreverent edge, boasting a twisted blend of quirky, but captivating melodies with some abrasive and cranium-smashing brutality."
There's no editing, no quantizing, no triggering, no overdubs, no repitching, no retuning, no nothing. It’s all genuinely and 100% recorded live. “Dødsfest!” will be available as 12” LP featuring the full debut album on side B. Check out the full track listing and album cover below:
1. Vulpes Vulpes, Mustela Lutreola, Praedium
2. The Egg Thrower
4. True Norwegian Internet Metal Warrior
6. Erik Og Skrik
7. Døv, Døvere, Død
8. Obliteration Of Nekromantheon
9. Nazi Slippers
10. The Flesh Prince With Swell Hair
11. Aspen Hellweek
12. Vinni Butterfly More...
Italy's Vision Divine is streaming an unreleased demo track entitled "Child Of Tomorrow." The song was recorded in the pre-production stage for the latest LP "Destination Set to Nowhere" (see review over here). It was dropped from the list of tracks that eventually would make up the release.
When asked by Metal Underground.com whether the song would be reworked an used as a track for the next Vision Divine album, guitarist/songwriter Olaf Thörsen explained: "The fact is that it's really hard to rework a song and make it fit into another album, which will surely have other atmospheres and 'colours.' Back then, we found this song too 'progressive' in the verse and too long in the solo break. We should have cut something and made the verse a bit more straight, especially in terms of the vocal line, but that's when we eventually came up writing 'The Lighthouse' (which was supposed just to add some variations to this song, but ended to be a complete new one) and we chose that one. We will see, but maybe once we enter the studios again we could at least simply re-record it and give it a shiny bombastic sound, then release it as a bonus track."
Check out "Child Of Tomorrow" here: More...
Toronto, ON metallers Where Giants Once Stood are proud to announce they will be trekking across Eastern Canada and performing the dates below in promotion of upcoming release "The Changing."
The EP is set for release on Tuesday, July 30th and now available for pre-order on iTunes here. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Shedding their skin of years past, when they were known as Absence of Fear and shared the stage with such established bands as Periphery, The Human Abstract and Stray from the Path. Reborn, re-amped and heading your way, WGOS are setting themselves apart from the herd with their seven-track assault on the senses, 'The Changing.' The EP hurtles towards the future of metal without ever forgetting its roots, fusing traditional guitar solos, technical riffing, screaming vocals and soaring melodic choruses with modern breakdowns and electronic samples."
August 2 - Belleville, ON - Belle Pub
August 3 - Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekcuf
August 7 - Halifax, NS - Plan B
August 8 - Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
August 9 - Yarmouth, NS - Haley's Lounge
August 10 - North Sydney, NS - Phoenix Nightclub
August 11 - Trenton, NS - Trenton Youth Center
August 12 - Halifax, NS - Reflections Cabaret
August 13 - Moncton, NB - Plan B Lounge
August 14 - St John, NB - The Shop
August 16 - Montreal, QC - Cafe Chaos
August 17 - Oshawa, ON - The Atria
August 19 - Toronto, ON - The Rockpile
French post hardcore upcomers Doyle have revealed the album cover and track listing for their forthcoming Lifeforce Records debut “Monolith,” which is set to be released in Europe on September 30th and a day later in North America.
02. Painting With Lights
03. Friendly Fire
04. The Great Collapse
06. Left Unsaid
07. Liquid Skies
10. We Were Kids
11. Collisions More...
Uruguay's two-woman act Upon Shadows has published a new video for "Our Sadness," which can be viewed in the YouTube clip below.
Upon Shadows is also currently putting together a DVD release, which will include all songs and videos from last album "7 Chapters." Tamara Picardo commentsL
"Working on Upon Shadows DVD, with all the videos of our latest album 7 Chapters. Its going to be for free download of course, as everything we make. Hope you like the idea. Thank you so much for the amazing support, ALWAYS!"
Parasite Inc. has posted a teaser clip online featuring snippets off all the tracks on the band's new album, which can be heard below. Parasite Inc. also comments:
"Check out our new track-by-track video for our upcoming album 'Time Tears Down', which is going to be released on August 2nd! And don't forget to also check out our limited time pre-order bundle right here."
A full lyric video for the track "Function or Perish" can also be heard at this location.
Detroit, Michigan's We Came As Romans has teamed up with Pandora to stream the band's new album "Tracing Back Roots" in its entirety. Give the album a listen right here (the tracks load after an ad).
"Tracing Back Roots" will be released July 26th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is as follows:
1. Tracing Back Roots
2. Fade Away (watch the lyric video here)
3. I Survive ft. Aaron Gillespie
5. Present, Future, and Past
6. Never Let Me Go
8. Tell Me Now
9. A Moment
10. I Am Free
11. Through the Darkest Dark and Brightest Bright More...
Soulfly has posted a second in-studio video blog for the band's as-of-yet-untitled ninth studio album. Check it out below.
The record was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, Soundgarden) and will also be the first to feature Max Cavalera's 20-year-old son Zyon on drums.
As if there was a more metal way to come into the world, Zyon’s heartbeat in utero served as the intro to Sepultura’s 1993 classic RIAA-gold-certified record "Chaos A.D."
The previously posted first in-studio video blog can be viewed at this location, and you can also catch Soulfly live:
19.07. D Dresden – Reithalle
20.07. D Berlin – C-Club
21.07. PL Jarocin - Jarocin Festival More...
Legendary brazilian act Sepultura has announced the title of the band's forthcoming album: "The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must be the Heart."
Although being inspired by Fritz Lang's classic 1927 movie “Metropolis,” the release is not set out to be a concept album or a soundtrack like it's precedessors "Dante XXI" (“The Divine Comedy”) and "A-Lex" (“A Clockwork Orange”).
"The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must be the Heart" was recorded together with sound guru Ross Robinson (who already had worked with the band on the landmark release "Roots" back in 1996).
The album is scheduled for a late October 2013 release via Nuclear Blast. Commented guitarist Andreas Kisser:
"I was inspired by a phrase which is the main message of the story: 'The mediator between the head and hands must be the heart' to express what we are saying on the lyrics. In the movie, a crazy millionaire wants to transform a robot into a real person. That's kind of the opposite of what we live today. More than ever we are robotized, through the worldwide web, Google glasses, chips under our skins and the globalized slavery our society suffers nowadays. The phrase points to the heart as being the human factor who keeps a man, a man, not a robot. The heart beats with freedom of choice, we have to think by ourselves to create a real world, not a matrix. More...
Vocalist Ann Boleyn of California act Hellion has posted the following message online about the death of former bass player Teddy Days:
"More disturbing news is coming out concerning the death of former Hellion bassist, Teddy Days. Teddy's friends first learned of Teddy's death yesterday after an obituary was posted in an on-line newspaper. The obituary stated that Teddy died on July 10, 2013, but no cause of death was listed. Nor was there any explanation for the delay in the reporting of Teddy's death.
"Late last night, someone posted that the cause of death was suicide and that he had been suffering from depression. Initially friends speculated that the timing of Teddy's death, on July 10, 2013, may have had to do Ronnie James Dio's birthday. Others speculated that, since Teddy had been monitoring postings on Facebook via a pseudonym 'Slade Sin,' which was not recognized by most of his friends, that he may have been upset by some posts. None of those theories made any sense to me, and I removed them from my page and Hellion's pages, especially if they blamed other musicians or incidents that happened in the 1980s and 1990s.
"A few moments ago Teddy's long-time friend, Pat 'PK' Kelley posted new information: 'I am so sorry to have to tell you this - On Wednesday July 10th Teddy had a incident with the police. He had been in a serious car accident a few months before and had family problems. He became erratic and extremely depressed. He ended up in a 5 hour stand off with the police brandishing a shotgun. He laid down in his hearse and called it quits. It is unknown at this time if his passing was from the police or by his choice. Please contact any of his friends that you know - he destroyed his phone and I don't really know his LA circle.'
"I am a civil rights attorney and would like to find out the truth of what happened to Teddy Days. If anyone has any information, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org."
Anathema has issued the following announcement about releasing a new Blu-Ray/CD set:
"'Universal' is our new four disc audio-visual set documenting our performance at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis in Bulgaria with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2012.
"The concert film was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater). The mail order fan's edition (Blu-ray/DVD-V/2CD) is now available to pre-order from Kscope's store."
The track listing for the Blu-Ray/2-CD set bundle is as follows (other configurations are also available): More...
Sweden's Fullforce has checked in with the following update about writing new material for an upcoming album:
"These days Fullforce is writing new songs for the 3rd album... basically in pre-production mode and it goes flawlessly.
"2014 will be the year the next album comes out during early summer. However, have a great weekend... here's a song from the first album (One, 2011)." More...
Ken Mode kicked off a new tour with Inter Arma last night, which nearly didn't happen, as the band was in a van accident. Ken Mode posted the picture below, along with the following message:
"About to load our van for tour, Winnipeg says 'nah, I don't think so.' First date is in severe jeopardy now. We are doing everything in our power to make the Turf Club in St. Paul tonight. Wish us luck."
Despite the setback, the band is now back on the road and should be making the remaining dates included after the jump. More...
Finnish act Unkind posted a new music video for the song "Olemisen Pelko." The track appears on the band's latest album "Pelon Juuret," which was issued earlier this month via Relapse Records. The entire album is streaming over at this location.
Check the video out here:
Montana metal act Onward has signed a licensing deal with Pure Steel Records to remaster and release the band's first two albums "Evermoving" (2001) and "Reawaken" (2002) on vinyl late summer/early fall. The albums featured Crescent Sheild vocalist Michael Grant (Ex-Cypher Seer/Ex-New Eden), who passed away last May.
Onward mastermind Toby Knapp commented on the releases, intended to be a monument to the the fallen singer: "Over a year ago I approached Pure Steel Records about releasing Onward's demo 'The Neverending Sun' on vinyl. Pure Steel had a much better idea; releasing Onward's first two albums 'Evermoving' and 'Reawaken' in limited edition gatefold vinyl, remastered and with completely new artwork. After negotiations began Onward vocalist Michael Grant passed away making these plans take on a more serious level of importance. After a decade since disbanding these re-issues represent the eternal life of music, of Heavy Metal carefully crafted with integrity and the magic of collaboration between those who believe. Many fans who have since discovered Onward's music say 'what happened?where did they go? they were so under-rated.' Our collaboration with Pure Steel records on the re-release of what many consider 'landmark' Heavy Metal albums is proof positive of what Onward conveyed during our years together; 'Evermoving Onward!' onto vinyl sounding better than ever." More...
Argentinian metal act Helker posted a new music video for the the track "Flying." The song is from the band's latest album "Somewhere in the Circle," which is available now via AFM Records.
Check out "Flying" here:
Fresh on the heels of breaking a long silence Finnish metal act Thunderstone has split with drummer Mirka Rantanen. In the first of many impending news items, the band posted the announcement on its Facebook page:
"Thunderstone has parted ways with drummer Mirka Rantanen. The band would like to thank Mirka for an amazing 10+ years as part of the mayhem crew. These are big boots to fill! Here’s Mirka’s message to the fans:
'It has been a fantastic ten plus years with Thunderstone: touring, meeting great people and recording killer albums. Now, however, it’s time for me to call it a day and move on to new challenges. But be assured, you’ll be hearing from me in other projects! It’s time to say goodbye and thank you to the current and past members of the band, our road crews, record labels, management, and most importantly you, dear Thunderstone fans! Let the demons free until we touch the burning sun!'"
More information on the band's future is expected next week. More...
300 days after the departure of then new vocalist Marco Sandron (Fairyland/Pathosray), Eden's Curse has revealed the new lineup, video presentation of same and a snippet of the new single "Evil & Divine." The song will appear on the new album "Symphony Of Sin," which will be issued in October via AFM Records.
The new lineup sees the addition of vocalist Nikola Mijic and PowerQuest keyboarist Steve Williams. As it stands currently, Eden's Curse is:
Nikola Mijic - Vocals
Thorsten Koehne - Guitar
Paul Logue - Bass
Pete Newdeck - Drums
Steve Williams - Keyboards
Mijic is a vastly experienced singer despite his tender years. For the past ten years he has been fronting Serbian outfit Alogia and more recently Hungarian Prog Rockers Dreyelands, who released their debut album on Lion Music in 2010. In 2008, he also featured heavily on the Prog Rock project album Expedition Delta. More...