Metal News for July 21, 2012
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22 news articles posted on this day.
Symphonic death metal opera Mayan has posted footage online from the band's performance at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium last month. Below you can find clips of Mayan performing the songs "Celibate Aphrodite" and "Bite the Bullet," both of which come off the band's debut full-length release "Quarterpast (reviewed here).
Last week The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Iced Earth main man Jon Schaffer about the band's tour with Volbeat & Hellyeah, Stu Block as Iced Earth's new singer, politics, and more. Check out the video interview below, which also touches on Schaffer's other projects Sons of Liberty and Demons and Wizards.
Black metal band Dodsfall has revealed that new album "Inn i Mørkets Kongedømme" will be released on August 10th, 2012. "Inn i Mørkets Kongedømme" was mastered by Devo Andersson at Endarker Studio in Sweden (Ragnarok, Marduk, The Legion, Ofermod) and will be available on regular CD jewel case and on a limited edition digibook A5.
Check out an advance track from the album, titled "Svart Død," in the player available below. The full track listing is:
1. Til Avgrunnens Rike
3. Krigen og Evigheten
4. Dødens Hersker
5. Kampen I Den Indre Sirkel
7. Hyllest til Døden
8. Svart Død More...
Italy's Logical Terror has posted an official live video clip for the track "Unfilled," which is taken from the album "Almost Human."
The video, available below, was recorded at the Voodoo Club while Logical Terrory was supporting Mnemic and Raunchy on May 6th, 2012. For more info on Logical Terror, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.
Southern Lord has confirmed that the second full-length from Salt Lake City-based duo Eagle Twin, "The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale," will be released via deluxe digipak and digital download in North America on August 28th, 2012, with a 2xLP version to follow several weeks later. The following press release was issued about the album:
"The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale, picks up right where the Eagle Twin's acclaimed 2009-released debut LP The Unkindness of Crows left off. In this installment the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes, the concept of the album continuing mainly on the snake and its various mythic and symbolic incarnations. Ultimately the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals. As with The Unkindness of Crows, guitarist Gentry Densley (ex-Iceburn) drummer Tyler Smith (ex-Form of Rocket) recorded The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale with Randall Dunn at London Bridge Studio, the finished product bellowing with over fifty minutes of the band's most mammoth material to date."
View the cover art for the album, along with live footage of the band performing "Snake Hymn," below. The track listing is:
1. Ballad of Job Cain Part I
2. Ballad of Job Cain Part II
3. Lorca (Adan)
4. Snake Hymn
6. It Came to Pass the Snakes Became Mighty Antlers
7. Epilogue, Crow's Theology More...
This coming September, 2012 Polish act Iubaris will release a compilation album called "Magnum Coeptum Satanicum" through Black Death Productions. The compilation contains the two previously self-released "Ars Sathanae I" and "Ars Sathanae II" mini-albums on one CD. Aside from the songs from the two EPs, the album will also contain additional acoustic song versions as a bonus.
Portland based Cascadian black metal act Barrowlands has posted a demo release online for streaming or purchase as a "name your price" offer. You can check out the songs from the demo through bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Mother of Storms
2. Peering Inward
4. In the Shadow of the Mountain
Born of Chaos Records is proud to announce the signing of Roanoke, VA's Doom Syndicate. The label commented:
"The four piece has been a powerhouse in their region for the past 15 years, with their combination of death metal, thrash metal and hardcore (Biohazard-ish) providing the fuel for some high energy mosh pits. Doom Syndicate have proven themselves to be a model band when it comes to underground support, working very closely with Coffin House Studios, a venue in Roanoke, to bring national acts such as Dying Fetus, Goatwhore and Abigail Williams to the Roanoke area, to help provide, as guitarist Scott Doom describes, 'some cool shows for local bands to play.'
"The band joined forces with Born of Chaos Records for a late summer release of their 2nd full-length album 'Midsummer’s Fall' with a slew of tour dates to follow."
July 23 - Roanoke, VA @ The Coffin House Studios (with Prong)
Aug 4 - Baltimore, MD @ The Sonar (Summer Slaughter Tour)
Aug 21 – Roanoke, VA @ The Coffin House Studios (With Abigail Williams)
Aug 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head (With Abigail Williams)
Aug 23 – Frederick, MD @ Café 611 (With Abigail Williams)
Aug 31 – Roanoke, VA @ The Coffin House Studios
Sept 16 – Limestone, NY @ Rock N’ Ricks
Sept 19 – Toledo, OH @ The Zodiac
Sept 20 – Detroit, MI @ IRock Nightclub
Sept 21 – Lansing, MI @ The Blackened Moon Concert Hall
Sept 23 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Hammer Heads Music Hall
Sept 24 – Louisville, KY @ Union Station
Sept 27 – Roanoke, VA @ The Coffin House Studios
Sept 28 – Martinsburg WV @ MJ’s
Sept 29 – Frostburg, MD @ Duncans
Sept 30 – New York, NY @ Fontana’s More...
Italian urban thrash band Antagonism recently released "Digging Past Sounds" on SG records, its first full-length since 2007's "Extreme Metal Inside." Over on ReverbNation, the band has been streaming one of the songs from it, "G-Hate." You can hear another track from the album plus material from the first album and the live DVD over at MySpace and the track "No More" from the latest album at YouTube.
Paraguayan death 'n' roll band The Profane has been streaming seven advance tracks, five of which are bonus tracks/covers, from its upcoming album "Unholy Rock 'N' Roll" on Soundcloud. It has been five years since the Asuncion band put out its debut full-length "Chaosbreed." The band will be playing at the Kuriju II Metal Fest on July 27th with Kuazar, Steel Rose and Steinkrug in the capital city.
Norwegian act Ragnarok has posted footage online of the band's recent recording session in Sweden's Endarker Studio. Ragnarok is currently in the studio recording an upcoming seventh full-length album, to be released through Agonia Records.
Check out the studio footage below. You can also watch Ragnarok's new music video for "Collectors of the King" over at this location.
U.K. act Dakesis has issued the following announcement about upcoming live shows with Axenstar:
"We are very pleased to announce that we will be supporting Swedish power metallers Axenstar on their upcoming UK tour, alongside Ascension! Details for tickets will be available soon...as well as what we are up to on the 8th!"
05/09/12 - Glasgow - Nice N Sleazy
06/09/12 - Birmingham - Roadhouse
07/09/12 - Cockpit 3 - Leeds
08/09/12 - Ragefest - Leicester (Axenstar/Ascension only)
09/09/12 - Macclesfield - The Swan with Two Necks More...
A Haunted Mantra has posted the song "Collateralized Death Obligation" online for streaming, which is taken from the band's new album "Black Souls." A Haunted Mantra also commented:
"It's the weekend, which means it's time for another song from Black Souls. This was actually one of the first songs we wrote when we started the band, back when we just wanted to break everyone's face. Well, we still want to do that, so we decided to re-record it (with a few additional things that we've learned along the way). The song is actually about the financial crisis, so we'd just like to go ahead and make it known that we were the first 'finance metal' band before the genre becomes huge."
Norwegian act Posthum, which announced its signing with Indie Recordings earlier this month, has now revealed the artwork for the band's upcoming album "Lights Out." Check out the artwork below. Further information on the track listing and release date will be announced shortly.
Perth, Australia's Befallen has posted a new song online from the band's new album "Degeneration." Check out the song "The Black Which Binds" in the SoundCloud player available below. The song was recorded at Extreme Studios with Samuel "ferrera" Allen.
The band also commented on its sound: "Brutal modern death metal, with a hint of melody and a dash of black metal, combined with slamming grooves and memorable hooks, you get befallen."
Belgian/Canadian slam death metal act Putrified J has dropped new released "The Last Harvest," and all 19 minutes of the album are now available for streaming online. Check out "The Last Harvest" through the clip available below.
To hear more from Putrified J, you can also listen to the song "Impaled Whore" over at this location. "Impaled Whore" is set to appear on an upcoming split release.
Montreal's melodic death metal band Evertrapped released new album "The Anomaly" yesterday, and the band has also posted a teaser trailer for the release online. Listen to a clip from the album in the YouTube player below.
Fred Dupuis (guitars)
Eric Lemire (drum)
Vincent Benoît (guitars)
Charles Fortin (bass)
James Brookes (vocalist) More...
Ohio metallers Eternal Void have posted a teaser clip online featuring music from the band's upcoming new EP and follow-up to "One of Us" (reviewed here).
You can listen to the teaser below, or find footage from the band's time recording new material over here. Details on the release of the new EP will be announced as they are made available.
Puerto Rico's Waves of Serenity has unleashed a new official music video for the song "Self Destruct." Check out the full clip in the YouTube player available below. Waves of Serenity is currently working on a new EP, and further details on the band are available over at Facebook.
Spanish act Re:inanimate has released another song online for streaming. Give the new track "Narú" a listen in the YouTube clip available below. You can also check out the band's previously posted songs "Shila" and "Anova."
Turkish grind metal band Makattopsy finally released its debut album "Purified Zombie Cadaver" on the Czech label Nice To Eat You Records. A few songs from it are streaming, the title track posted below. A couple of other songs from the album which have been streaming for awhile in advance of the release, "Proctology Process" and "Cockless," can be viewed over on YouTube.
Argentinian technical death metal band Blood Dress has posted its first official video for the track "To the End." That song will be on its debut release, "Beyond the Flesh," which the Mendoza natives plan to put out in August. Visit the Blood Dress Facebook page to learn more about the band.