Metal News for July 26, 2013
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Grind-benders Nolentia are set to terrorize the French countryside during a brief outing alongside Warfuck and Department Of Correction. After the six-date trek, Nolentia will make an appearance at the inaugural edition of Xtreme Fest, which also features Suicidal Tendencies, Dying Fetus, Municipal Waste and more.
NOLENTIA Tour Dates:
w/ Warfuck & Department Of Correction
27-JUL - FR - Clermont-Ferrand - Sprint bar
28-JUL - CH - Chavannes-de-Bogis - Squat rural
w/ Department Of Correction
29-JUL - FR - Paris - Nouveau Casino w/ Brutal Truth
30-JUL - FR - Lille - L'ArtGressif
31-JUL - BE - La Louvière - la Taverne du théâtre
03-AUG - FR - Albi - Xtreme Fest
In other news, Nolentia has released the official music video for the track "More to Fear," taken from the band's latest full-length, "May the Hand that Holds the Match that Will Set this World on Fire be Blessed above All." The video for "More to Fear" is the first in a three-part series of individual video that, once completed, will be compiled into a single cinematic rendition of Nolentia-spawned madness. Check out "More to Fear" below.
The raucous good time Tacoma punkers C.F.A. (Cody Foster Army) have announced that the second of four upcoming videos is ready for public consumption, and the heavy rockin' trio partnered up with The Ripple Effect for the world premiere. The video for "Sons of the Soil" is another hysterical walk down the CFA brand of stonercore rock. Check it out below.
As Cody Foster says, "Alright this one is a video that CFA as a band had to reach out to friends for supplies/material donations. CFA had to build a set one evening and then film on another and tear it down the day after. This was so the other bands that share the space didn't have their schedules interrupted."
The video footage for the song "Sons of the Soil" was shot on June 19th from 7 pm to 2 am. Foster turned 40 during the shoot. "Trying not to give away what we did," Foster said, "We can say that the concept is one of those considered classic physical comedy." The proof is the heating pad and ice pack being applied to Cody's limbs that didn't work upon waking up the next day, his first morning being 40.
CFA had the opportunity to be filmed by Jack Saffle, better known for shooting pro skaters for the past 10 years. He also brought with him Addie Stonack and Jaynee Schmidtke to capture a second prospective shooting style and still shots, adjusting lighting and camera angles and hanging from the ceiling. Stonack say's Jack's style is meticulous very clear and well executed. She referred to her style as more gorilla and combining the two is bad ass.
There will also be making of footage and stills available at the end of the video.
Following on the heels of their groundbreaking marionette video for "Miracle" off the "Trails out of Gloom" album, Vancouver progressive rockers Fen are now set to release the latest video for "The Glove" from their fifth and latest album "Of Losing Interest." About the video, main Fen man Doug Harrison says:
"I came up with the video idea based on an experience in a public men's room where a guy came out of the stall and wanted my help in putting a white, woolen glove on his hand, which appeared to have something wrong with it. I didn't know if it was a genuine request for help or a trick to get me in a vulnerable position. After I wrote the script, I showed it to the other guys in Fen but no one wanted to be in the video. I also showed it to the guys at our label Ripple Music to see if they would do it. They were apprehensive as well. The two main actors ended up being friends of friends, guys who didn't mind tussling around in a public washroom on camera while patrons from the ice rink came in to do their business."
German progressive death metallers Nailed To Obscurity have posted a teaser for "Opaque," the band's forthcoming sophomore album and first to feature new vocalist Raimund Ennenga. Check out the teaser below. The follow-up to the band's 2007, self-released debut "Abyss," "Opaque" will be released on September 20th in Germany, September 23rd in the UK and the rest of Europe and October 1st in North America through Apostasy Records. "Opaque" was produced together with Lasse Lammert at LSD-Studio in Lübeck, Germany. Artwork comes courtesy of Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten).
The band comments, "By suppressing our deepest feelings and by concealing our fears and emotions we mask our inner self. This topic runs like a red thread through our new album. No other title would fit the content better than 'Opaque.' The artwork, which was done by Ben Borucki, captures this atmosphere perfectly and creates a symbiosis between the music, the lyrics and the art."
Eldritch Lunar Miasma, having just released Finnish occult metal band Pantheon Of Blood's "Tetrasomia" EP on mCD format, will be releasing a limited cassette tape version of it on August 5th. Tetrasomia is a musical study of the elements referring to a concept made known by Empedocles - the study of the basic Elements.
Like a breath in the Air, a smooth wavering of the Waters, a dense matter of the Earth, a fiery inspiration of the Fire: All these qualities in Man and Nature are manifested and made alive by Pantheon Of Blood through the Pranic Pulse. Stream two songs from the four-track "Tetrasomia" below.
Within Madness, a new melodic death metal band from Namibia, writes in that they are currently recording a demo this weekend. The band plans to record three songs, starting with drums on Sunday.
The band has been busy touring Botswana and will soon tour South Africa as well. In the meantime, you can follow their progress on Facebook.
Korn will release "The Paradigm Shift," the band's 11th studio album and first new record with original guitarist Brian "Head" Welch in a decade, in stores and via digital retailers on October 1st. The art is available below, and the album's track listing will be as follows:
1. Prey For Me
2. Love & Meth
3. What We Do
4. Spike In My Veins
5. Mass Hysteria
6. Paranoid And Aroused
7. Never Never
8. Punishment Time
9. Lullaby For A Sadist
11. It’s All Wrong
12. Wish I Wasn’t Born Today (deluxe)
13. Tell Me What You Want (deluxe)
In continued support of the "Once Denied" album (released May 4th 2013), Canadian metal band Shock is proud to release the video for the song "Paths of Glory."
The video follows the fictional story of the attempted overthrow of a corrupt government by an equally corrupt rebellion. With both sides promising victory and power to the people, in the end, the people are the losers either way.
Trails of Sorrow has posted a video clip online for the song "Medea," which can be found below. Info on downloading the track for free can also be found over at the Trails of Sorrow Facebook profile here.
Oklahoma-based metalcore quintet 2X4 has teamed up with HM Magazine for the premiere of a lyric video for the “Refined By Fire” single.
The song is off the "Dark Hand" release, which hits shelves on July 30th. The follow-up to the "Dead Days" album acquaints audiences with the band's newly cultivated, matured sound. When asked about the inspiration and message behind “Refined By Fire”, 2X4’s vocalist Micah Hutson stated:
“Refined by Fire is about realizing that the only way to progress is by acceptance. When we wrote our first CD 'Dead Days,' I literally hated everything. A few things happened in my life over this past year, and after seeing the effects it had, it made me realize that hatred is just another chain in a person's life.”
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Refined by Fire
4. Dark Hand feat. Jorge Sotomayer
5. Nothing Left
7. Struck Down Cast Out feat. James Mislow More...
Pitchfork today hosts a stream of the massive closing track from "Beyond All Light," the mammoth second full-length from Anagnorisis. Check out the song right here.
According to a press release, the nearly nine-and-a-half minute track "builds, swells, and eventually comes to a climax; an imploding vortex of epic proportions where the band’s most epic elements are simply undeniable."
The previously posted song “Eulerian Path” can also be heard over at this location. Catch the band live:
7/27/2013 Vernon Club - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Deathfest w/ Enfold Darkness
7/28/2013 Token Lounge - Westland, MI w/ Scorned Deity, Traitor
7/29/2013 The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY w/ Desekrator
7/31/2013 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Anicon, Scowl
8/01/2013 Obrien's Pub - Boston, MA w/ Scourge, Forn, Arctic Horror
8/03/2013 Kopec's Korner - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Dendritic Arbor, Doctor Smoke
8/04/2013 Indy's Jukebox - Indianapolis, IN w/ Primitive Man, Reproacher
Duskmachine has now released a new self-titled album via Massacre Records. Samples of each track on the album can also be beard at Amazon.de here, where the album will be available for $5 until the 28th. The "Duskmachine" track listing is as follows:
01. I Feel No Pain
03. Endless (watch the music video below)
05. Dying In My Skin
06. Conquer All
08. My Empty Room (Feat. Geoff Downes From YES/ASIA)
09. Hands Of Fate
10. Escaping More...
Ruthlessly tearing the boundaries of folk metal in the heaviest of ways, Australian warriors Claim The Throne return with their third full-length album, "Forged In Flame," to be released through Prime Cuts Music on September 11th.
The 14-track, 70 minute album sees Claim the Throne take a darker and heavier approach whilst maintaining all the melody and catchiness the band is known for. Check out the first music video and a taste of what's to come from the album below.
Blood & Ink Records has issued the following announcement about a new album from Strengthen What Remains:
"Few bands embody the notion of hard work like Tampa, Florida’s Strengthen What Remains. Since first hitting the road in 2008, not only have they continually pushed themselves to improve musically and lyrically, but they’ve also used their passion as fuel through the best and worst of times. Anyone would be hard pressed to find a more heartfelt and genuine band in hardcore today.
"For their first Blood & Ink Records release, 'Turning A Blind Eye,' Strengthen What Remains demonstrate just how much growth they’ve experienced both musically and personally since their earlier recordings. Recorded with Dean Baltulonis (Madball, Trapped Under Ice, Fire & Ice) and mastered by David Gardner (Primitive Weapon, Dillinger Four), 'Turning A Blind Eye' packs a harsh musical punch and lyrical potency few albums in recent years could match.
"Without a doubt, Strengthen What Remains have created something special, sure to garner respect of critics and fans alike."
Maxxxwell Carlisle has released a video for "Full Metal Thunder," the title track from his latest EP.
Directed by Lord Zane of Society 1 (Zane also directed last year's "Power Angel" video from Carlisle), the video features the current Maxxxwell Carlisle line-up of Michael Yancy (vocals), Dave Chedrick (drums), Nick Laux (bass) and Carlisle (guitars).
The "Full Metal Thunder" EP was released May 3rd on Power Dungeon Music and features guest solos by Rick Renstrom (Rob Rock, Mistheria) and The Iron Maidens guitarist Nita Strauss.
The Browning will hit the road for a month starting tonight in Springfield, VA before preparing for the release of a new album this fall. Also joining The Browning and Chimaira on the tour are Threat Signal and Dark Sermon. Dates are as follows:
Jul. 26 - Springfield, VA - Empire
Jul. 27 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
Jul. 28 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Jul. 29 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
Jul. 31 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
Aug. 01 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Aug. 02 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
Aug. 03 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Aug. 04 - Tempe, AZ - Rocky Point
Aug. 05 - Henderson, NV - Eagle Aerie Hall *
Aug. 06 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Aug. 07 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Aug. 08 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
Aug. 09 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Aug. 11 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Aug. 12 - Boise, ID - The Venue *
Aug. 13 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Aug. 14 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Aug. 15 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
Aug. 16 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
Aug. 17 - Columbus, OH - Frontier Ranch
Aug. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Aug. 19 - Westland, MI - The Token Lounge *
Aug. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Aug. 21 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Aug. 22 - Boston, MA - Middle East
Aug. 23 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
Aug. 24 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Aug. 25 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
* The Browning only More...
Italy's Secretpath has unveiled the first video studio diary episode based on the recording process of debut opus “Wanderer and the Choice.”
This first episode shows the drum recording process by Francesco “Storm” Borrelli and can be viewed below. Stay tuned for the next Secretpath studio diary episodes.
Art Gates Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Barcelona act A Tempered Heart:
"We are pleased to announce the incorporation of A Tempered Heart as the new signing of Art Gates Records.
"This psychedelic combo from Barcelona, Spain was formed in 2009 and their sound is characterized by dark and fragile melodies, forcefulness, electronic base and very authentic and personal vocals.
"The lyrics of the band are based on the connection between 'what is real and what is non' in this world, of an inward, possessing and emotional charged, fusing feelings, sensations, experiences and thoughts. A combination which has been essential to receive outstanding reviews from the specialized press.
"After one EP and a successful first album entitled 'An Eerie Sense Of Calm,' A Tempered Heart are currently immersed in the composition process of their new and second album, which will be released in the first months of 2014."
Spanish act Re:inanimate has a new song online available for streaming and download. Listen to "Holograms" in the YouTube clip below, or you can download the track over at the Re:inanimate SoundCloud page here.
AC Angry has posted a third clip online in a series of tour diaries from the band's time on the road with Saxon.
Check out this new video below, taken from the Hellfest in France, shows in Lucern and Solothurn in Switzerland, as well as Aschaffenburg, Memmingen and Osnabrück in Germany.
Tyrants Blood is releasing the new album "Into the Kingdom of Graves" this month, with a vinyl edition to follow in September, 2013.
The cover artwork, created by Paolo Girardi, can also be viewed below. For more info on the band, head over to the Tyrants Blood Facebook profile here.
American Aftermath has presented the premiere of "Crimes of the Mind," a song off Trenchfoot's side of the new upcoming Old Wounds/Trenchfoot split, due out August 13th on Melotov Records. Check out the song below.
Young guns from upstate New York, Trenchfoot's dark, brooding hardcore has roots in the sounds of Tragedy, Cursed, and Converge. American Aftermath refers to Trenchfoot's latest work as a "scorching hardcore opus" and christens the Old Wounds/Trenchfoot collaboration "one of the gnarliest splits of the year."
All the material for the split was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell). Both of Trenchfoot's prior releases - a self-titled 7" and the "Endless Disgust" 7" - were recorded by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio.
The new 12" EP from Parisian filthy metallic hardcore act Cowards is up for pre-order and free download from Throatruiner Records and Ruins Records.
Recorded by producer Francis Caste (Kickback, Eibon, Arkhon Infaustus) at Sainte-Marthe Studio and illustrated by tattoo artist/illustrator Jean-Luc Navette, "Hoarder" is due out September 15th and features five new tracks of throat-ripping hardcore/sludge, including a massive cover of 16 Horsepower's "Blessed Persistence."
"I wish to speak to you today about the tragedy of Europe." So begins the speech sample from English PM Sir Winston Churchill that starts “Twelve Stars And An Azure Gown (An Anthem For Europa),” the fifth track off the new Atlantean Kodex LP, "The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth)."
The entire concept of Germany’s Atlantean Kodex is expressly European in nature from the classically influenced melodies, to the lyrics and concepts that inspire the towering, grandiose heaviness of the songs, on through the band’s use of German Romantic Caspar David Friedrich’s “Monk by the Sea” as cover art. The following press release was issued about the coming album:
"Continuing on from the band’s previous album, 2010’s 'The Golden Bough,' Atlantean Kodex has built upon its sound to achieve an album like no other released in 2013. Many bands and labels lay claim to the word 'epic' to describe a particular band’s sound but on The White Goddess, their name becomes synonymous with the term in a way very bands ever manage. Drawing from traditional heavy metal, doom and Norse metal influences, The White Goddess achieves the bands strongest songwriting, lyrics, vocal performance and production yet, already nearly without equal on their previous LP. Unequivocally The White Goddess is the best pure heavy metal record of 2013. More...
After nine years of stage rocking, Canadian act Unveil has released a new EP, entitled "Codex Noctem," which is a collection of the band's most road tested material. It features 6 Gothic metal tracks that praise the secrets of the night.
Check out the songs below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Hide 04:21
2. Camera 03:35
3. Why 04:26
4. Empty 04:36
5. The Fall 04:31
6. Winter 05:12 More...
The Vision Bleak will be returning with a fifth studio album titled "Witching Hour" on September 27th, 2013. Pre-orders are available at this location. Prophecy Productions comments:
"Three years after 'Set Sail To Mystery,' the masters of Horror Metal have undergone creative rejuvenation. With the spontaneity and playfulness of 'Witching Hour,' Schwadorf and Konstanz hark back to their debut 'The Deathship Has A New Captain,' and the slogan 'creepy and haunting entertainment' has not been more topical and fitting ever since 2004.
"The comprehensive witchcraft concept of 'Witching Hour' highlights the duo as morbid storytellers with a bizarrely brutal, yet also entertaining assortment of fairytales and myths up their sleeves. Familiar elements such as groovy, driving riffs, sublime, melodic lead guitars and Konstanz' unique voice are still the defining characteristics, yet new implementations like the haunting flute or the most versatile and sinister vocals so far are crucial to the fact that 'Witching Hour' in its entirety sounds more dour and unfathomable than earlier recordings." More...
Olympia, Washington’s rancid pallbearers in Bone Sickness today embark on their ultra-D.I.Y. Western U.S. tour. The trek is in support of the band's debut 12”, "Alone In The Grave," unearthed by 20 Buck Spin in April.
With several show confirmations still being locked down, today the grim Haunting The Grave 2013 caravan begins with a hometown show and then traverses south through California, Nevada, Texas and more before looping back to its gruesome origin, sharing the stage with Rude for the trek.
7/26/2013 Track House - Olympia, WA w/ Warpvomit
7/27/2013 Red Room - Portland, OR w/ Cemetery Lust, Witchvomit
7/28/2013 Mex-N-Wow - Arcata, CA
7/29/2013 Continental Club - Oakland, CA w/ Limbs, Dead Man
7/30/2013 TBA - Reno, etc.
7/31/2013 Whiskey Funeral Co. - Las Vegas, NV w/ Crucify The Enslaved, Sinful Serpent
8/02/2013 TBA - San Antonio, TX w/ P.L.F.
8/03/2013 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Communion
8/04/2013 Blacklist Collective - Phoenix, AZ w/ Skinfather
8/05/2013 The Yard - San Diego, CA
8/06/2013 The 5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA w/ Ascended Dead, Morfin, Bestial Slaughter
8/07/2013 TBA - San Jose, CA
8/09/2013 TBA - Oakland, CA
8/10/2013 TBA - Eugene, OR
8/11/2013 TBA - Seattle, WA More...
Groove metallers BornBroken have posted a live video performing the track "Anger of The Day" with new vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst).
The footage comes from a show earlier this month in Montreal, QC with The Agonist at Foufounes Electriques.
The band also previously posted live video of "Control," which can be viewed at this location.
Lifeforce Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Man Must Die:
"We are very proud to announce the signing of Scottish extreme metal maniacs Man Must Die for a world wide release (outside the UK) of their next album in late October via Lifeforce Records. The band is currently at Valvetone studios putting the final touches on the new effort.
"Man Must Die are an extreme metal band hailing from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 2002 and originally born of the founding members' desire to push their music to new levels of intensity and brutality, the band's dedication to their craft has since manifested itself in a rich touring history, sharing stages with such acts as Exodus, Machine Head and Decapitated. As well as this, they have released three full-length studio albums. These are 2004's '...Start Killing,' released on Retribute Records, followed by 'The Human Condition' (2007) and the highly acclaimed 'No Tolerance for Imperfection' (2009), both on Relapse Records.
"Their music manages to incorporate the heaviest elements of extreme metal whilst retaining an attuned sense of melody, confidently shifting from epic, uplifting passages to pure sickness. Augmented by a keen compositional flair and furious, socially aware vocals, Man Must Die are a highly focused musical force.
"Now in 2013, having formed a new alliance with Lifeforce Records, Man Must Die find themselves on the verge of unleashing their greatly anticipated fourth full-length, which promises to forge new sonic ground for the band whilst remaining every bit as destructive and darkly satisfying as their devotees have come to expect."
Serianna just wrapped up time in the studio for the new album "Define Me" with producer Josh Schroeder, who is responsible for new albums from For Today and The Color Morale.
The 13 song album "Define Me" will be released on August 13th, 2013 on Bullet Tooth through Ingrooves/Fontana. Serianna kicks off a U.S. tour with In Dying Arms on August 6th. All dates below.
The first music video for "Exist To Outlive" also premieres onnline today. Guitarist and songwriter Kris Meyer-Ruef checked in about the video: "Working with Sam Link on this video was great, he's always done amazing work for us. This is a fresh face and a fresh start for us and we couldn't wait to share our new music and our new energy with everyone!" More...
Today, the esoteric artisans Locrian premiered a new video for "Exiting The Halls of Vapor and Light." Check it out below courtesy of self-titledmag.com.
The video is an abstract interpretation directed by George Moore of the instrumental track that appears on Locrian's new full-length "Return To Annihilation."
"Return To Annihilation" was released in June by Relapse Records is currently available for streaming via Bandcamp here. A video for the track "Eternal Return" premiered last month and can be viewed at this location. More...
Romanthica has posted a teaser trailer for the "Eterno" album, which can be found below. "Eterno" will feature a guest appearance from Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes, performing Spanish vocals on an album for the first time.
The album was recorded and produced by David Castillo in Stockholm and will be released in September. Further info can be found at the band's website here.
Brooklyn, NY's Mortals has entered the studio to record a full-length album and first album for Relapse Records.
The blackened sludge trio is working with Kevin Bernsten (Mutilation Rites, Magrudergrind, Pulling Teeth) at Baltimore's Developing Nations. The band previously worked with Bernsten on the self-released 2012 "Death Ritual" EP, which is available for streaming below.
The upcoming full-length will see an early 2014 release. The band commented on the new material, saying: "There are more black metal and thrash influences on this album, but it still sounds like Mortals. This album represents a year's worth of writing, and we're excited to be in the studio and to get the material out there."
Additionally, Mortals is currently booking a three-week U.S. and Canadian tour starting in late October. A full list of dates will be announced shortly. More...
Dutch metallers Revamp will release their second album "Wild Card" on August 23rd via Nuclear Blast. Last week, the opening track "The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown: On The Sideline" was released as a digital single, which is available at iTunes here.
Today Revamp releases a new album trailer talking about the songwriting, recording, and production process. Check it out below. The "Wild Card" track listing is as follows:
1. 'The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown': On The Sideline
2. 'The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown': The Limbic System
3. Wild Card
6. 'The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown': Neurasthenia
7. Distorted Lullabies
9. I Can Become
10. Misery's No Crime
11. Wolf and Dog
In the course of the current Lingua Mortis Orchestra promotion trip through Germany, guitarist Victor Smolski handed over his guitar that had been in use for many years - both in the studio and live on stage with Rage – to the Hard Rock Café in Cologne, who will forward it to the Hard Rock Café headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
It’ll be placed in a special glass frame there and subsequently be sent from country to country to be exhibited in various Hard Rock Cafés around the world.
Victor Smolski has also posted a new guitar instructional video clip online. Check out this new video below.
Disinterred British extreme metal legends Carcass will release the "Captive Bolt Pistol" single, in advance of their sixth full-length album "Surgical Steel," this coming August 9th, 2013.
The single will be available digitally and on colored vinyl, with the following track listing:
Side A: Captive Bolt Pistol
Side B: Intensive Battery Brooding
You can order the single right here.
The full new album "Surgical Steel," the band’s first studio release since the 1996 LP "Swansong," was produced by Colin Richardson and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap.
"We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with The Stone Roses,” stated frontman Jeff Walker regarding the cover artwork. “He actually did the front cover for Necroticism... as well. We've deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.”
Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding and guitarist Ben Ash. Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when "Surgical Steel" is finally released this Fall. More...
Yukon, Oklahoma prog metal outfit Cascus just released a self-titled EP, and today we're bringing you a track from the new offering. Check out "Malevolent" in the player provided below, and let us know what you think of the track in the comments section.
Independently recorded, mixed, and mastered in Oklahoma City, the band aims to incorporate fresh elements into the death metal genre.
"We worked very hard to put this together," offers guitarist and vocalist Jay Gleason. "We wanted to do proper justice to the music, give it a chance to become what we wanted it to be. Our influences are very diverse, and that definitely comes through."
The band also commented on its sound: "The founding members, Jay Gleason, Jeren Martin and Dustin Townsend, with the later addition Cameron Conyer, are the collection of four of Oklahoma's most passionate musicians who are on a mission to create a listening environment that evokes a sensory expedition. The result is a massive and arcane sound, with the power of an ancient battle and the majesty of the most distant constellations."