Metal News for July 27, 2013
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Chihuahua deathcore act Before Suffering has posted the title track from its recent seven song album "The Growth of Your Wickedness." Before Suffering has a show on August 3rd at the Club Bolivar in its hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico with support from the bands Everyone Likes Cathleen, From Alaska, Andrea Gail and several others. Check out a trailer for that over here. The tracklisting of "The Growth of Your Wickedness" precedes the video.
1. The Growth Of Your Wickedness
2. Who Are You To Judge
3. False Prophet
4. Insolent Miserable Race
5. Sodom & Gomorrah
6. The Way Out
Original metal project All Angels Massacre has announced the addition of ex-Inexacta vocalist Carlos Martinez as its new member. The Chilean singer is currently residing in Barcelona, Spain. The project All Angels Massacre was created by Pirosaint's drummer Ignacio Orellana. The whole idea was to create and publish metal music over the internet, using technology, skills and commitment. The current line up is as follows: Vocalist Carlos Martinez (Spain), The Gardnerz's bass player Francisco Martin (Sweden), Masterpiece's guitar player Regisson Silva (Brazil) and Pirosaint's drummer Ignacio Orellana (New York, US).
Drummer Ignacio Orellana commented: "The way that the music business is being handled today, there is a chance for all musicians to showcase their skills. Because of so many talented people out there and because of my work and connections, I had the privilege of meeting a bunch of professional musicians all over the world and I know in my heart that this project can be accomplished with no problem whatsoever. We only need to find the right support for our music. Each member has a special skill to add to this mixture, and it's going to be a blast for sure."
The title track, "All Angels Massacre," is currently been mixed and mastered. The band expects to have it ready to be released in the next few weeks. The track will be supported by a lyric video. For more information visit its official Facebook page.
Plagues Of Mankind recently posted its official video "Anatomy of War," which is streaming below. The clip was produced by Humberto Rodriguez and comes from the Merida, Yucatan band's latest EP "Self Inflicted." Check out the tracklisting of the six songs on the release. The five groove metallers started Plagues Of Mankind back in 2009, and want you to check out the entire EP over on their facebook band page.
01. Anatomy of War
03. Fear Itself
04. Even Death May Die
05. The Wendigo
06. One Man's PathGénero
Triptykon, the band formed by former Hellhammer and Celtic Frost mastermind, Tom G. Warrior, has confirmed that they are currently at work on their new studio album, which will be their first since their debut, "Eparistera Daimones," which was released in 2010. In a new online post, Tom Warrior has revealed some of the song titles which are expected to appear on the band's sophomore effort, as well as some other details. His message reads as follows:
"Triptykon's current rehearsal and arrangement sessions for the forthcoming second album sound sweepingly heavy, epic, and dark. And utterly diverse. Such music - and, indeed, the experience of creating it - is deeply alluring, even addictive.
"The path leading to this point has been unexpectedly long and extremely challenging, even if for reasons largely unrelated to the group. And yet, we are reminded every time we meet why we have persisted. Love Triptykon or feel profound hatred for us, but this group sounds like no other - except the two from which we have arisen.
"It will still be a few months until the music that is 'Daemon', 'Into Despair', 'Sycophant', 'Boleskine House', 'Tree Of Suffocated Souls', and many more, will be committed to the album proper. But having progressed, finally, so far into the process in this manner is moving beyond description."
Nuevo Leon, Mexico slam band Remnants Of Tortured has posted the title track for its new release "Headless Sodomizer." Check it out below the tracklisting of the new release. An album promo trailer is also posted at this location. The quartet recently played the Nuevo Leon Brutal Thugs Fest back in March along with eight other brutal metal acts.
3-Anal Torture's Clinic
4-Sadistic Whore/Anal Hemorrage
American death metal pioneers Possessed has announced that they have parted company with their guitarist, Kelly McLauchlin. A statement from the guitarist reads as follows:
"Hey everyone. Due to my busy work/travel schedule with my audio-visual career, I will not be touring with Possessed on their upcoming South American tour. The band has found a replacement guitarist to do the tour, and although we are leaving the door open to fill in whenever possible, most likely this will be the end of my time with Possessed. I simply cannot commit to the band’s increasing tour schedule.
"As anyone can imagine, this has been a very difficult decision to make. In the past, I would have simply quit my job for an opportunity to tour with a legendary band like Possessed – a band which I grew up listening to since I was 16 years old. But, things are different now – and I have responsibilities, and bills to pay. More...
The organisers of the Maryland Deathfest have announced the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 22nd to 25th. The initial bands confirmed for the festival are as follows:
At The Gates
More acts are expected to be confirmed soon.
Award-winning San Diego psych rock band Earthless has completed work on its brand new album "From the Ages." The first new studio album from the globally celebrated trio since the release of 2007's critically acclaimed "Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky," the LP was recorded in San Francisco with producer Phil Manley (Trans Am, The Fucking Champs, SubArachnoid Space).
An hour-long double LP, "From the Ages" will see an October 8th release date via Tee Pee Records. A rough version of the title track (and a second song not on the release), recorded live at Guadalest in 2009, is streaming below the album artwork and tracklisting.
1.) Violence of the Red Sea (14:44)
2.) Uluru Rock (14:08)
3.) Equus October (5:42)
4.) From the Ages (30:55)
Seeds of Perdition is due to officially drop the "From Within" EP on July 31st via Satanica Productions, and the cover artwork can now be seen below. Satanica also comments:
"Last release for July - No nonsense death / thrash from the U.S. is what you'll hear with this EP! Definitely leans more towards to the DM end ov the spectrum though. Professional production and tight as a nun's crigby! It's done proper! Don't miss it if you're a fan ov this genre!"
Arven recently finished the recording process for upcoming second studio album "Black Is The Colour," due out August 23rd via Massacre Records.
The band was quite busy with recording choirs, orchestrations, guest vocals, and violins in the past few weeks. After the recordings, Markus Teske mastered and mixed the album at the Bazement Studio.
"Black Is The Colour" will be available as Jewel Case CD, digital download as well as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks, which are cover versions of Irish folk songs.
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund (Darkgrove Design) is responsible for the cover artwork. Van Canto’s Stefan Schmidt also performs as a guest vocalist and will sing a duet with Carina on the song "The One For Me." More...
Brazilian death metal band Desecrated Sphere has uploaded a video featuring bass player Jose Mantovani performing the track "Leaders of Babylon," which comes off of the group's newest album "Emancipate." Watch Jose Mantovani performing "Leaders of Babylon" below.
"Emancipate" was released via Eternal Hatred Records and Rapture Records in Brazil and Digmetalworld Records in North America. The entire album can be streamed at this location and the track listing is as follows:
2. Transcending Materialism
3. Departure from Flesh
4. Immeasurable Universes
5. Linking Opposites (Demystifying Ormuzd and Ahriman)
8. Source of Disassociation
10. Leaders of Babylon
11. Eçá More...
Mumbai-based death metal outfit REPTILIAN DEATH has signed with Old School Metal Records for the October 10th release of the band's second full-length, "The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence." We recently streamed the album for you in this location.
Reptilian Death has long existed in the shadows of the Indian metal scene as the side project of Demonic Resurrection frontman, Demonstealer. The band spent its first twelve years making sporadic live appearances and changing line-ups fairly often. During that time, Reptilian Death had an almost humorous disposition, writing little spoof metal epics like '5 Easy Ways To Murder Someone' and 'Nursery Rhymes For Satan's Children' while balancing a handful of serious tracks which eventually found themselves on their 2004 debut, "Total Annihilation." In 2006, the band's direction took a turn for the serious with the release of their EP "Intestinal Feast" on the Defaced And Split album, which also featured Exhumation, Warface and Narsil.
Shortly after the release, the band returned to the shadows until resurfacing in early 2013. The band exploded on the scene completely metamorphosed into brand new beast. Fronted by Vinay Venkatesh (Bhaynak Maut), dressed in priestly robes with his face painted half black and half white and backed by a band of masked members Reptilian Death has moved out of the shadows and into the forefront of the global metal community. The world will now see "The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence."
Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, has announced a two-day showcase festival taking place on October 4th and 5th at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. The line-up, much like the label's roster, is comprised of some of the best today's underground death metal scene has to offer. Tickets details are available at this location.
For updates and details, visit the Facebook Event Page. Check out streams and live footage of all nine many of the acts slated to play, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. Updates are available on the facebook event page as well.
Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:
Ripple Music has announced the signing of acclaimed, hard-hitting Portugese retro-heavy rockers, The Fuzz Drivers to their ever-expanding roster. Southern Rock from a Portuguese rock band? That would be Correct. The Fuzz Drivers are a blasting new sound formed in Lisbon, who are claiming fast fame in Portugal. The talents of Marcelo Vieira (vocals), Sergio "Mad Mag" (guitar), João Lopes (bass) and Duarte Carvalho (drums) packed a powerhouse of sound into their self-titled debut album, and now the band plans to do the same with Ripple Music.
Influences from music of the past four decades rages to the forefront of The Fuzz Drivers sound creating a definite Southern Rock vibe that is then blended through the hard rock cannon of Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin. Plowing the same massively heavy fields of 70's/80's classic hard rock that fueled their self-titled debut, The Fuzz Drivers aim to build upon the crushing success of that first release and take their rocking brand of heaviness to a new level with their Ripple Music debut which will be released world-wide in 2014. The band plans to follow up with a full-scale European tour and hit all the major heavy rock festivals.
Fuzz Drivers commented yesterday upon the new alliance; "Joining the Ripple Music family opens up a whole new exciting chapter for The Fuzz Drivers. Not only we are deeply honoured and humbled to join a roster of amazing bands, but we are thrilled to work with a label with people who love Heavy Rock and pour their hearts into what they do in a way that is rarely seen these days! With all that energy, love and rock'n'roll combined, we know that amazing things are bound to happen!"
The Fuzz Drivers has issued its debut for download to its fans via its website. A track from that release, "The Poet and the Thief," is playing below. In September, The Fuzz Drivers will hit the road with King Lizard and The Scams. Dates are as follows:
September 11th - UK - Grimsby, Yardbirds
September 12th - SCO - Edinburgh, Bannerman's
September 13th - UK - Bradford, Gasworks
September 14th - UK - Southampton, ROXX
September 15th - UK - London, The Underworld
September 16th - B - Tongeren, Club Sodom
September 18th - GER - Hamburg, Rock Café St. Pauli
September 19th - GER - Cologne, MTC
September 20th - GER - Hamminkeln, KuBa