Metal News for July 26, 2012
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38 news articles posted on this day.
Tourniquet has posted two songs online from the band's new album "Antiseptic Bloodbath." Check out the opening song "Chart of the Elements" and "Chamunda Temple Stampede," which features an opening solo from Karl Sanders of Nile, in the clips available below. The album's track listing is:
1. Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)
2. Antiseptic Bloodbath
3. The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin
4. Chamunda Temple Stampede
5. Flowering Cadaver
6. 86 Bullets
7. Duplicitous Endeavor
8. Lost Language of the Andamans
9. Carried Away On Uncertain Wings
10. Fed By Ravens, Eaten By Vultures More...
Munich thrashers Dust Bolt, newly signed to Napalm Records, are a rising force on the scene ready to take on the thrash world with new album "Violent Demolition." The band hopes to help inspire a new era of the thrash genre, starting by turning Bavaria into the European equivalent of the Bay Area.
With only a day to go until the album's European release, Dust Bolt vocalist/guitarist Lenny B. got in touch with us to explain the inner workings of the band and what's going on in the German thrash scene. Check out Lenny's views on the subject, along with info on the band's latest music video and live shows, in the full interview below. More...
German symphonic metal band Sons of Seasons, featuring Kamelot/Doro keyboardist Oliver Palotai and MaYaN live vocalist Henning Basse, posted up a new music video for the track "Bubonic Waltz." The song is taken from the band's 2011 sophomore release "Magnisphyricon," which is available through Napalm Records. The video was directed and produced by Maximilian Schwarz.
Check out the video here:
Space Mirrors, the international space rock/metal project led by Russian multi-instrumentalist and producer Alisa Coral and vocalist Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae, Martyr Lucifer), has published a second video from “In Darkness They Whisper.“ The new album is set to be released by Transubstans Records on August 1st, 2012.
Check out the new video clip for "Silver Key" in the player available below. The song is also available for streaming at Transubstans’ Soundcloud profile here. The previously posted video clip for "Through the Dream Lands" can still be found online at this location.
Space Mirrors commented on the "Silver Key" clip:
"It is inspired by the 'Silver Key' short story of HP Lovecraft and it reflects the sad and dreamy mood of the main character who grows up and loses the touch with a dream world of his childhood. Imagination is replaced by the harsh reality and prosiness of life. But what is reality? How can he revive the childhood memories and enjoy the stargazing again? " More...
U.S. band Mind's I has posted the following message online regarding the departure of two members:
"Dear Mind's I fans, Khaled and I (Joe Vanderhoff) have decided to parts ways with Mind's I. We had a lot of fun creating and playing music together, but we all agree that it is time for us to go our separate ways. Marcy and Jon are really great musicians and we wish them the best on their future musical endeavors!
Orchestral metal project Mirrorland has uploaded a new demo song online for streaming. Check out the newly posted track "Valley of Hinnom" through the YouTube player below, or you can also listen to the previously released song "Lost Orphanage" over at Reverbnation.
Chilean metal act Naioth has announced the addition of Cristian Gonzalez (formerly of Inferis and Break.down) as the band's new drummer. A video clip introducing the new member can be viewed below, and the band also stated: "We strongly believe that Cristian´s arrival it will make us fully capable to achieve the potential that the band is intended to. We are happy to have him with us, welcome aboard!"
Cristian commented on joining the group: "I've met Ignacio and Paulo when we were studying music, back in the same school, and we got back together a title time ago, when they asked me if I could be the drummer for their upcoming video clip. The idea of being a full time member of the band begun to appear very possible. I´m thrilled to be part of NAIOTH, it´s a new music style for me that will help me to develop my new skills, I bet it´s going to be quite a challenge!"
Issaquah, WA based vocalist/guitarist Samuel Evans has posted a new song online titled "You Deserve Worse." Give the song a listen in the SoundCloud player available below, or find more details on Samuel Evans at his Facebook profile.
Montreal Metal Shows has uploaded footage of IWrestledABearOnce performing live on the Vans Warped Tour with new vocalist Courtney LaPlante. Check out footage of the songs "Danger In The Manger" and "You Know That Ain't Them Dogs' Real Voices" in the YouTube clips available below.
Hollywood act Butcher Babies has posted a video recap online of the band's 2012 U.K. tour dates, which can be viewed below. The clip features footage from the Download festival and other U.K. tour stops.
The Butcher Babies will also be hitting the road with Otep in the U.S. this coming August. Dates are as follows: More...
New England black metal act Autolatry has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"After a kickass show in Jacksonville, we were all eager to get to Dave's apartment down in St. Petersburg. We ended up driving through the night to get there — all 4 hours of it. We got to Dave's place at 6 AM and all melted out of the car into Dave's house. I was fortunate enough to be granted sleeping permission, as my generous band members wanted me to be on my A-game for the recording session the next day. I managed to scrape about 2.5 hours of half-sleep in the car, but kept on waking up because of the thunderous laughter resulting from Karl's jokes. All. Night. Long. (But seriously, he's the funniest man in black metal).
"My plan was to change my drum heads as soon as I got to Dave's place so that I could sleep for as long as possible right up until we had to leave for the studio. Instead, I ended up going right to bed and waking up with another 2 hours of sleep only to rely on coffee and sickly banana flavored energy shots (those shits are disgusting) to carry me through. Everything at the house went relatively smoothly, but as you may imagine, things got pretty hectic running on such little sleep.
"We arrived at Clear Track studios, from Clearwater, FL at about noon and began setting up drums promptly. Dave was engineering the session, and Sean helped out to dial in tones and place mics. We were all pleased with their facilities at the studio but experienced a total of about 1.5 hours of setbacks because the staff at that studio was quite disorganized. More...
Atlanta based death/grind band Aborning is in the studio now to record a new album titled "Ayperos," currently scheduled for a late November release. Check out previous songs available for streaming in the player below, or find more from Aborning at this location. The band also commented:
"Ayperos is a prince and count of hell, he leads 36 legions. We have had a few people ask us what it meant, so now you all know!
"We will be going into the studio this week to record our new album Ayperos! We do think this is the fastest album we have ever done and we are excited! We will post one studio update video later on but until then keep listening to our music! We also have some new shows we are working on in LA, AL and GA!" More...
Conspiranoia has posted the band's entnire new "Spiritual Complexity" EP online for streaming and free download. You can listen to the songs in the player below, and the band commented:
"Greetings! Spiritual Complexity ep is now up in high quality mp3’s (320 kbps) to stream and download for free via soundcloud (no login is required for stream/download). Artwork image by Apolonis at Deviant Art used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Unfortunately at the moment there are no current plans to release hard copies of the EP, so the whole thing we be done digitally for free. Enjoy and spread the word! Cheers!" More...
Guitar World has released a guitar demonstration video for “Cross Over Attack” from Emmure’s recent album, "Slave To The Game." Pick up your guitar to play along with Jesse Ketive and Mike Mulholland at this location or in the player below. You can also watch Emmure's new music video for "MDMA" at this location. More...
The self-titled, full-length from São Paulo-based grindcore assassins Desalmado will be officially released worldwide this Tuesday, July 31st, via Greyhaze Records.
To help Desalmado and Greyhaze unleash this beast upon humanity, this week underground scene supporters Stereokiller are hosting a stream of "Desalmado" in its entirety at the band's profile; hear it now at this location.
We Came As Romans is currently embarked on the Scream It Like You Mean It tour, and with the trek nearly half over the band has released a new video update from the road and a show in Atlanta. Check out the clip below, or find the upcoming remaining dates on the tour at this location.
Sky of Rage was the idea of Astral Doors guitar player Joachim Nordllund, and supported by former members of his main band, Joachim brings a new interpretation of classic hard rock.
The group's debut album was recorded in Joachim's Big Turn Studio in the beginning of 2012. Martin Haglund, the former guitarist of Astral Doors, handled the mixing duties for the 11 songs on the album. The self-titled "Sky of Rage" will be released August 28th in North America via Metalville Records.
A teaser trailer can be found below, and the track listing is:
3. Sky of Rage
4. Reclaim Your Rights
5. Soldiers in a Line
6. Speed of Light
9. Shape of a Giant
10. If There Was a God
11. Slave More...
Stealing Axion has now posted a guitar play-through for new track, "Mirage of Hope." Watch guitarists Josh DeShazo and Dan Forbrich break down "Mirage of Hope" riff by riff in the player below. To listen to the album version of the track, click here.
"Mirage of Hope" is taken from Stealing Axion's debut full-length album, "Moments," which is due out August 27th in Europe and August 28th in North America via InsideOut Music. "Moments" was mixed and mastered by Acle Kahney (Tesseract guitarist and producer), who worked closely with the band on the sounds and textures of the album. More...
The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25th, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, and more, the event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy and includes performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War and Abysmal Dawn.
More announcements including the full line-up and headliner are coming soon. Chuck Billy recently sat down and recorded an intro video which can be viewed below.
Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00. Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available here. Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet.
From noon to 9pm, access to the entire pier, which includes Pier Stage entertainment, food vendors and retailers, is FREE to the public. The pier stage is powered by Rock the Bike and the bands performing will be announced soon. More...
Conan is nearing the July 31st release date for the band's North American debut "Monnos" via Gravedancer Records. Now the entire new album is available for streaming via AOL Noisecreep at this location.
Conan is also currently plotting a first strike on North American soil and is planning to venture across the pond later this year. For now, fans can sink their teeth into "Monnos" in a variety of formats. The CD and digital versions of the album will be available on July 31st, while an imported gatefold vinyl is available for pre-order at the Gravedancer Records webstore here.
Stay tuned for more news on Conan and check out the full new album now.
Rite of Passage Records is proud to announce the addition of San Jose, CA’s The Wrath of Vesuvius to its roster. The band will hit the studio later this summer to begin work on an upcoming full-length album titled "Revelation." For now, a lyric video for the demo version of the title track “Revelation” can be seen in the player below. Rite of Passage also commented:
"Formed in 2009, The Wrath of Vesuvius has two previous releases, which the band put out independently. Additionally, the band has also toured along with west coast, playing with bands such as Whitechapel, Winds of Plague, Within The Ruins, and more. The combination of the independent releases and touring has helped the band build a sizeable following in the underground metal scene. It was the word of mouth buzz about the band that caught the attention of Rite of Passage in early 2012. After a few meetings, both sides felt the pairing of the band and the label was right and an agreement was signed."
“We were drawn to Rite of Passage because we’ve known about Mediaskare Records (ROP’s parent label) for years and know that they take care of their bands if they work hard,” stated the band. “We saw how other bands on the roster have grown and felt that Rite of Passage was the best fit to call home for The Wrath of Vesuvius.”
Commenting on the upcoming album, The Wrath of Vesuvius said, “We took a different approach to our songs this time around, such as having an overall darker feel and mood. There are multiple themes that play a role both lyrically and instrumentally. In the title track of our new album, 'Revelation,' the lyrics explain a very hopeless outlook on life, and it lays the groundwork for all the themes throughout the album. ‘Revelation’ contains negative themes along the lines of compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, and the self-abuse that might entail.”
The album is not all dark and depressing though, as the band added “‘Revelation’ has positive outlooks as well, such as chasing one’s passions at all costs in order to feel content with life at the end of the day- despite being lost from the start.” More...
Richmond, VA based post-hardcore act Ikari has posted the "You Are (Not) Alone" EP online for streaming, which can be heard below or at bandcamp. The band also commented:
"FULL EP up for free streaming and downloading, with the lyrics posted and back story on the songs and album. Please check it out and feel free to download the entire EP for FREE! All you have to do is click BUY NOW, enter $0.00 and then enter you e-mail. Bam! Thanks for the support!"
The track listing is:
6. Tokyo(bay) More...
Florida metal act Visionaries has announced that new album "The Corrupt Mindset" is due out on July 31st, 2012. As the release date nears, the band has also now posted new playthrough video clips online. Check out a guitar playthrough for "The Corrupt Mindset" below, or find the drum video for "The Emperor I (Transcendence)" after the jump.
Drowning Pool split with third vocalist Ryan McCombs late last year, and now guitarist C.J. Pierce has issued the following announcement about officially recruiting new singer Jasen Moreno:
"It's been a real pleasure for all of us working with Jasen Moreno. He jumped right in and stepped up to the plate. He's everything we hoped for in a singer. Jasen came in and got straight to work on new music for our next CD.
"Out of respect to all past singers and most importantly the Drowning Pool fans he learned every song from every CD we've made in the past as well. Jasen has brought us not only a new voice but a new fire to the Drowning Pool sound. We all can't wait to get the new music out to there to everyone.
"With the live show, we just did a two week run and I have to say, I haven't had this much fun in over ten years. It's really great playing a lot of old songs and jamming some of the new tunes as well. I think some of my favorite moments on this run is when fans come up and request songs and we can play any song from any CD for them.
"Looking forward to the rest of our career with Jasen. The singer switch is finally over!"
Structures has posted a tour recap video taken from the band's first European run with Veil of Maya. Watch the footage below. Structures will be back touring again this coming November with Parkway Drive, Emmure, and The Word Alive. You can also watch the band's previously posted music video for "Paralyzed" at this location.
Sarkophagus will be releasing the four song "A Dirge For Mankind" EP on August 8th, 2012 as a free/name your price download via bandcamp. In anticipation of the upcoming release, the band has now posted a new song online.
Check out the third track, titled "Dirge," in the player available below, or find more info on Sarkophagus via Facebook.
A.I.(d) has released a new song online from the band's upcoming "Solar Feelings" EP, due for release this Fall. Check out the fifth track off the EP, titled "Apopcapilepsy," in the player below. For more on A.I.(d), head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Portugal's Moonspell has posted a new blog online discussing the band's history, as well as recent and upcoming activity. Front man Fernando Ribeiro comments:
"Summer set itself in all its grace and power in the land of Portugal but we take this three-week break from festivals to think about and organize the year. There is now a lot of expectation to run and it’s not an easy task to please all appetites.
"Do not pity us. The summer work of Moonspell is always pleasurable and sometimes we give in to some hours on the beach, or in my case, the balcony for fresh air, cold beer and friends. The prospect of a carefree summer is just another of our utopias and we know that being busy in the summer is actually a good thing. With its share of suffering, of course, couldn’t be otherwise.
"To sit down and write a few words is a more welcoming thought than an immediate action but I guess that’s children growing, asking for your full attention and nothing can really beat that smiley appeal of your own seed. Not even closing the deal to a festival, or arrange a forthcoming tour.
"Next week, we start to rehearse for Sombra/Shadow/Umbra show that we are specially recreating for Wacken. This has, so far, proven to be quite a Herculean job, as 16 people will be travelling from Portugal. Plus we will be using also local crew. In a few days, under the oppressing heat (AC is something studios mainly put away because it does interfere with the sound) Moonspell, Opus Diabolicum (the 4 cello/percussion combo which play with us on stage) and our singers Crystal Mountain Singers, we will be sweaty but happy, as this show is very special for all of us and hopefully the fans who will watch it. We have played a full tour of Sombra, in Portugal, and it was very successful. Wacken was looking to spice up their tremendous bill with some of these moments, so we got on the bill, because they liked what they heard and even if there is, momentarily, some anguished expectation if this show will go well in the World’s biggest METAL fest, the vibe is positive and, in the end, people will be surprised and, hopefully, enchanted as it happened in all the dates in our country. More...
Tuscon's Territory is currently offering the "Sic Semper Tryannis" LP for streaming and free download. You can listen to the song in the player below, or download the tracks by clicking here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Triumph of My Will
2. Broken Silence
3. World Misery
4. Excess Humanity
6. Forever War
8. Blood Feud
9. Throne More...
Cerebellion has released a new song online, entitled "A Better Version," for free download. The song is the final recorded performance from the band with recently departed singer Joe Arnold. The band issued the following updates about it:
"We know it has been a long time since we gave you anything new, well get excited because we are going to be giving away a brand new song for FREE. The song is called 'A Better Version' and is Joe’s final recorded performance with CEREBELLION. We will be releasing it this Thursday, July 26th as a bonus track to the Inalienable album. This is Joe’s (and ours) gift to you for supporting the band over these last few years, and also a little something to hold you over until we complete some new tracks scheduled for the future. As always thank you for all your support.
"Recorded in April of 2012 this is our first studio release since the 'Inalienable' album and the final studio recording with Joe Arnold as lead vocals. We hope you all enjoy this gift from us and please leave us a comment on our YouTube channel if your digging the new song."
You can stream it below or enter your email address on the second widget to get a free download of the song. More...
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter has posted a European tour video online, which can be viewed below. The group commented:
"With this short film, D.A.R. gives an impression about all the love & madness during their tour accross Europe this spring. All material was filmed, selected and edited by the band. The following songs were used in the video: intro - FEUER (taken from album 'Riders On The Storm'), main - RAUSCH (taken from album 'All You Need Is Love')."
Italian symphonic metal band Astral Domine unveiled the artwork for the band's forthcoming debut release "Arcanum Gloriae." The artwork was created by Italian graphic artists Dooms and is inspired by "Game of Thrones." No release date has been announced, but the album is scheduled for release this year.
Astral Domine was founded in 2011 by guitarist, composer and lyricist Luca Gagnoni who then recruited guitarist Daniele Cerchietti of the Italian metal act Storm. Astral Domine is:
Marco Scorletti - Lead Vocals
Luca Gagnoni - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Daniele Cerchietti - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Davide Di Patrizio - Drums
Yeshan Gunawardana - Keyboards
Mirko Margiotti -Bass
Check out the artwork for "Arcanum Gloriae" here: More...
Durban, South African band the Iraqi Death Police is in the process of recording, mixing and mastering its upcoming release "Allah Will Fuck You." The band is streaming a couple of songs, "Toxic Dwarf Conspiracy" and "Consortium of Western Bullshit," that will be on the album below.
You can also hear the songs "Rocket Condom" and "Don't Be a Faggot" over at MySpace. The group claims to be part of Saddam's elite operative survivors who went on to more advanced training after several more soldiers died, and made it to form part of the subtly titled organization known only as "The Iraqi Death Police." More...
Italian sludge/groove act The Red Coil has announced that the band will release its first full length release "LAM" in October 2012 through Buil2Kill Records (exact date not set). In 2009, the band self-issued the debut EP "Slough Off." The album will be distributed in Italy via Audioglobe and Century Media Records in North America.
The band describes its sound as in the vein of Black Sabbath, Black Label Society and Down. Check out some of the band's music in the player here:
Lamb of God announced that upcoming co-headline tour with Dethklok and Gojira, scheduled to begin August 1st, in Seattle has been cancelled. The cause is the uncertainty surrounding the release of frontman Randy Blythe, who is still in the Czech Republic following his arrest on manslaughter charges for his alleged involvement with a fans death in 2010. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.
The band's issued a statement: "Lamb of God wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no Lamb of God."
Adult Swim also commented: "In light of circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour has been canceled. Refunds will be available to customers who already purchased tickets through their point of purchase. We thank Dethklok fans for their continued support and look forward to releasing information about the band's upcoming third album and a planned fall tour in the coming weeks."
Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest posted up a new music video for the track "TrinkenTroll." The song was taken from the band's forthcoming album "Brumlebassen," which is due out on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records.
The track list for "Brumlebassen" is as follows:
2. Böse Tivoli
3. Illsint (streaming at this location)
5. Finsken, Norsken and Presten
6. Mystisk Maskert
7. Apis Mellifera
9. Verboten Kjærleik
12. Rundt Bålet
13. Konterbier (Bonus Track)
Check out "TrinkenTroll" here: More...
French symphonic metal act Kerion unveiled the album artwork for the bands forthcoming third LP "CloudRiders, Part 1: Road to Skycity." The album is scheduled for a September release through Metalodic Records.
To see the first studio report as well as the stream of the new track "Everlasting Flight," head over to this location.
The track list for "Cloudriders, Part I: Road to Skycity" is as follows:
1. Rider's Theme (Intro)
2. The Map
3. Everlasting Flight
4. Bounty Hunter
5. The Sky is My Ocean
7. Tribal Vibes
8. Never More
9. Celticia's Song
10. Ghost Society
11. The Fall of SkyCity pt1
12. The Fall of SkyCity pt2
13. Rider's Theme (Outro)
Check out the artwork here: More...
Italian power/progressive band Vision Divine, founded by guitarist and songwriter Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth) and singer Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire), is streaming the new song "Mermaids From Their Moons" from the band's forthcoming seventh studio release "Destination Set to Nowhere." The album is scheduled for release through Germany's EarMusic/Edel Group Records on September 14, 2012.
As previously announced, "Destination Set to Nowhere" is a concept album which takes place in space, starting from the social-political troubles everybody is experiencing in every-day life. It follows a man on his journey through open space, after having left the earth together with like-minded people. They set out to search a new home, a new planet to make everything better, to live their vision of peace. Finally, after a long journey, a new planet to call home has been found. But slowly, the crew falls back into the same old routines. The new found heaven has turned into the same hell they all wanted to leave behind. The only way to escape is to set out again, one man leaving alone – destination set to nowhere.
The track list for "Destination Set to Nowhere" is as follows:
1. S'io Fosse Foco
2. The Dream Maker
3. Beyond the Sun and Far Away
4. The Ark
5. Mermaids from Their Moons
6. The Lighthouse
7. Message to Home
8. The House of the Angels
9. The Sin Is You
10. Here We Die
11. Destination Set to Nowhere
Check out "Mermaids From Their Moons" here: More...