Metal News for July 20, 2013
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Mexican metalcore band The Constructor has followed up last year's five-song EP with a new recording. That new track, "Punish," is streaming below. You can also hear another two songs from the band, "Infinity" and "The Beginning," by heading over to The Constructor's facebook band page.
Orchid, after concluding a successful string of European tour dates in May, has just announced another European Tour which includes a one-off London show at Camden Dingwalls on November 3rd, 2013. Support will come from label mates Scorpion Child and retro rockers Blues Pills will also join them for this trek across Europe.
Orchid will be supporting its recently-released 2nd album, "The Mouths Of Madness" which was released via Nuclear Blast. Orchid singer Theo Mindell commented: “We’re really excited to be returning to Europe for this tour with such great bands supporting us. We’re so blown away by the love and support everyone has shown us and can’t wait to play these shows. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road.”
ORCHID/BLUES PILLS/SCORPION CHILD Euro Tour Dates:
01.11. D Essen – Turock
02.11. B Vosselaar – Biebob
03.11. UK London – Dingwalls
04.11. F Paris – Glazart
05.11. CH Zürich – Mascotte
07.11. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
08.11. D Köln – Gebäude 9
09.11. D München – Backstage Halle
10.11. NL Kerkrade – Rock Temple
12.11. D Trier – ExHaus
13.11. D Hannover – Faust
14.11. D Berlin – C-Club
15.11. D Würzburg – Hammer Of Doom
16.11. D Weißenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise *ORCHID only*
This September, Xanden Concerts and Terrorizer Magazine will present Martin Walkyier's Viking Funeral; a string of shows that marks the final time Walkyier will perform classic Skyclad material live in the UK. Intended as a swansong that will allow the legendary pagan metal vocalist to close the book on Skyclad and focus his attention on The Clan Destined, Martin Walkyier's Viking Funeral will consist of three shows in London, Birmingham and Dublin.
Italian Melodic Folk Metallers Elvenking will back the singer up on stage as well as make their live UK debut on the tour. Direct support will come from Devilment, the new project featuring Cradle Of Filth vocalist Dani Filth. The band is currently hard at work on its debut album.
Portugal's premier melodic death metal band, We Are Killing Ourselves (WAKO) join the bill as they start to develop their fanbase in Europe. The opening slot will be filled by Devil's Clause Records newest signing Helgrind. The London based thrash metal band who are the main support to WAKO UK Headlining Tour will open with their new album in the process of being mastered.
Martin Walkyier's Viking Funeral featuring Martin Walkyier goes Skyclad, Devilment,
Elvenking, We Are Killing Ourselves & Helgrind dates:
September 4th - O2 Academy Islington, London
September 5th - O2 Academy2, Birmingham
September 6th - The Pint, Dublin*
*No WAKO or Helgrind
The newly launched Unholy Anarchy Records and Distro, launched in the summer of 2013 out of Baltimore, will be making its first release a seven-inch split with Belgium's Agathocles and Pittsburgh, PA's Hogra. Due out in early August, the split will be a co-release with Blackseed Records, Jerk Off Records and At War With False Noise.
Unholy Anarchy is an independently owned and operated family business that focuses on maintaining the importance of physical music formats, especially vinyl. The label was founded with the hopes of delivering quality underground metal, punk and hardcore from artists and labels they respect. While awaiting the new Agathocles/Hogra split, check out an upload of one of Agathocles' previous split efforts with Violent Noise Attack - "Morally Wrong."
Mexican barbarous death metallers Denial has been announced as the newest addition to the Pulverised Records roster. It's been four years since the band's debut full-length record "Catacombs Of The Grotesque" was released and Denial is currently in the midst of recording two new tracks for a 7" EP release, after which the band will fully focus on writing brand new material for the upcoming second full-length album.
In an official statement, the band commented, "We are proud to have always worked with professional labels and real supporters. With Pulverised Records, we now step into a cavernous deep, bestowing us with more flesh and blood to perform ghastly and unaltered invocations to those who have been lost for centuries."
Pulverised Records label manager Roy Yeo added, "Having heard the 'Catacombs Of The Grotesque' album a couple of years back, we knew Denial had something really special going on. Their rancid stench of death metal was something that we felt would belong perfectly in our niche roster. We are extremely ecstatic to have sealed the new album deal with them, and we cannot wait to hear more atrocity from Denial!"
Austin, TX's Dead Earth Politics will be heading into the studio on September 21st to record the follow-up full-length album to 2010's acclaimed "The Weight of Poseidon" EP. The band is currently in pre-production mode. Josh Woodhouse of Droplink Productions (engineer on "The Weight of Poseidon") has been enlisted as producer for the EP. In anticipation of the release Dead Earth Politics has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to assist in the financing marketing and advertising of the album, new merchandise, and related activities. Check out that indiegogo page at this location.
In other news, Dead Earth Politics has unleashed a brand new website and was handpicked to perform at the first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival (October 25-27th) in Austin with Down, Gwar, Hate Eternal, Crowbar, Goblin, Pig Destroyer, Warbeast and several others. The band will perform on October 27th. For details on the event, visit this site. The year began with a bang when the band accepted the award for the Austin Chronicle's Best Metal Band of 2012 at last weekend's SXSW Festival.
Underground death metal collective Serocs will unleash "The Next" on October 1st through Comatose Music. "The Next" includes eight songs recorded in eight cities across the globe and also features guest appearances by musicians from around the world, including Antti Boman (Demilich), Chris Lollis (Lecherous Nocturne) and more.
Serocs began in 2009 as a one-man project by guitarist Antonio Freyre that later transformed into a full-blown international band with the addition of Timo Häkkinen (Sotajumala), Mike Poggione (Monstrosity) and Jason Hohenstein (ex-Lecherous Nocturne). Stream album track "Alienus Gignesthai" below "The Next" tracklisting.
1. The Next
2. The Variable
3. Urban Terror
4. Weakness Fed the Fear
5. The Hellgramite Method
6. The Shining One
8. Alienus Gignesthai
French act Bloody Pride has posted a video clip online for the song "Condemned," which can be viewed below. Bloody Pride's new album "Unleash Your Wrath" is coming out on September 27th, 2013, and more details on the band can be found over at Facebook here.
Sombres Forets has premiered the new track "Au Flambeau" over at GunShyAssassin.com. The track hails from the brand-new "La Mort du Soleil," recently released via Sepulchral Productions and the band's first album in five years.
Give "Au Flambeau" a listen at this location. The "La Mort du Soleil" album's track listing is as follows:
1. Des Épaves
2. Étrangleurs de Soleils
4. Au Flambeau
6. La Disparition
7. Effondrement More...
Classic rock act The Slam has released an official video for "Tears In The Rain," taken from the debut album "Hit It" (reviewed here). Check out the clip below.
One man black metal outfit Obitus Vitae has now aligned with badGod music for the release of debut full length album "Olfacit Mortis."
Obitus Vitae was formed in Málaga (Spain) by Brazilian musician Armando Luiz (Guitars & backing vocals in Servi Diaboli). "Olfacit Mortis" was released digitally on July 1st, 2013 and is available for streaming below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Olfacit Mortis
2. Mors in his palude
4. Umbrae Caeli
5. Anima Tenebrosa
9. Mors insidit me More...
New Jersey's Affirmative Action recently released the "Shadow Dance" single, which can be heard in the player below. The band contacted long time metal producer Jason Ruch of 0x1 Sound in Cherry Hill, NJ to help shape the new sound that Affirmative Action was looking for.
The band has also captured the ear of Attila's frontman Chris Fronzak, as Chris will be appearing as a guest vocalist on the new track titled "Carbunkle" once again produced, tracked, and mixed by Jason Ruch.
Wheelfall has posted a cover of The Melvins' "Joan of Arc," which can be heard below. The band also comments:
"Prepare to worship at the altar of the HEAVY RIFF. We are very pleased to be able to present the second episode of the Wheelfall's 'Live Studio Sessions.' Only live music is real, no tricks, no cheatings, only the band by itself. Only the truth. This episode featured 'Joan of Arc,' a cover from The Melvins just to pay tribute to this highly influential band. Turn it up and melt into the pavement."
Ash of Beasts has posted the following announcement online about splitting with bassist Keveen Mihdidin:
"It's with a lot of sadness that we announce the departure of the band's bassist Keveen. Wish him all the best with his future projects.
"We are now looking for a new bassist, we need someone dedicated and motivated, with creativity and passion for the metal we play, someone who can bring his own touch of originality to the band and finally and above all, someone serious in his participation towards the band.
"If you want to play kick ass metal with us and be the next beast in family, contact us through the Facebook page or any of the active members Ravish, Akshay, Nono or Hiresh. Thanks and STAY TUNED metalkids." More...
Unique Leader Records has checked in with the following announcement about Germany's Retaliation working on an upcoming album:
"Retaliation has almost finished songwriting for a 2nd yet-untitled full length which they plan to record late 2013. The follow-up of 2010's 'Seven' will contain nine highly energetic songs that take you on a musical journey you won't forget.
"Expect a release that is pretty different from most of now a days death metal as it combines sheer brutality with epic moments, progressive riffing and devastating grooves... just more of everything Retaliation is known for in a way you have never heard before. Check out a new track live below."
San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit Ænimus has premiered a brand new track online entitled "Heavy Lies the Crown," taken from forthcoming debut album, "Transcend Reality."
The track features a guest vocal appearance from Eddie Hermida of Bay Area metal titans All Shall Perish. You can check out the crushing new track in the player below courtesy of PureGrainAudio.com.
Ænimus will be hitting the road this August for the "Transcend Reality" Tour. Portland, Oregon modern metallers Sisyphean Conscience will join on the 8 date south west trek, which runs from August 2nd - August 10th, kicking off at The Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, CA and coming to a close at The Red House in Walnut Creek, CA. Dates are available after the jump. More...