Metal News for July 28, 2012
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26 news articles posted on this day.
London rock/metal band Butcher In The Fog recently put out its second EP, a self-titled four-song affair, over on Bandcamp, or listen to it below in the player. The band also recruited bass player Emmy Porter into the fold and plans to release a full-length album by the end of 2012. Butcher In The Fog's first EP, the five-song "Bonafide Studio EP," is also streaming on that same Bandcamp page. The band also has a live gig scheduled on August 30th at Belushies in Brighton.
South Carolina swamp doom band Compel is streaming its debut self-titled EP over at Bandcamp. The three song release was recorded by Jay Matheson at The Jam Room Studio in Columbia, SC. You can also stream two of those songs as rough rehearsal tracks on the same Bandcamp page.
Swiss gothic metal act Lacrimosa will release the new album "Revolution" on September 7th through Hall of Sermon. This is the first Lacrimosa release with Henrik Flyman (Evil Masquerade) on guitar. The band also announced that the album will feature guest performances by Mille Petrozza (Kreator) and Stefan Schwarzmann (Accept).
The album art for "Revolution" can be seen here:
Tocama, WA five piece hardcore/metal act Prestige suffered a serious van problem today, posting the picture below of the flaming vehicle along with this brief update:
"We are all okay. We might not make it to Kalamath Falls tonight. We will give you more information soon. We are in Woodland, CA if anyone around here can help us out."
The band also later posted this message on Facebook:
"Kenny is on his way to a bank to see if our charred money can be traded into useable bills. Our friends in Few Words For Comfort are on our way to pick us up and bring us to the Kalamath Falls show tonight. We are going to play as many shows as possible on the tour without having the majority of our gear. This is a major set back, but we will presevere. If you wanna help with gas to get home, our PayPal is PrestigeNW@live.com. Thank you for your support you guys." More...
Norway's Svolk will be releasing the new album "Knights Under the Round Table" on August 31st, 2012. A teaser trailer for the release can be found here, and the band has now revealed the track listing will be as follows:
1. Living by the Sword
3. Feed Your Soul
7. Break My Bones
8. To Conquer Death You Only Have to Die
9. This is Where it Ends More...
Mexico's Gutwrench has posted a new song online for streaming, taken from the band's upcoming debut full-length album to be released soon on Razorback Recordings.
Check out the song "Meeting with the Dead" in the player available below. The band's debut full-length album will be titled "Mausoleum...To Dwell & Rot In."
Montreality has posted a new video interview online with Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying, which is available in the YouTube player provided below.
As I Lay Dying will also be releasing new album "Awakened" on September 25th, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. You can check out the first single "Cauterize" over at this location.
NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation are proud to announce the signing of Hungarian black metal horde Bornholm. NoiseArt commented on the band:
"They offer an extremely cold, evil version of black metal which has been made even richer by sickening, epic and mind-blowingly aggressive elements. With their incredible, fantastic visual components such as front cover, booklet artwork as well as the official pictures Bornholm are way beyond the generic crowd and look down on them from a 'throne of crows.' The beast that is 'Inexorable Defiance' will be unleashed early 2013, an extended European tour is in the making."
The band also stated: "Since we have began to work on the new album we felt that is a turning point in our history. We wanted new possibilities, new goals and a higher level of playing this kind of music. Now we proudly announce that we have signed to NoiseArt Records/Rock The Nation and this new era has begun. We want much more concerts in the future and a more professional management and we feel that can be a perfect solution. Our third album 'Inexorable Defiance' is on the way, we are very proud of it, this is a blueprint of the last years full of majesty, medieval feelings and a unique atmosphere."
Check out a making-of trailer for the upcoming "Inexorable Defiance" album below. More...
U.K. based metalcore powerhouse Bury Tomorrow will tour Europe in October/November 2012 in support of the band's new album "The Union Of Crowns."
Commented the band: "We're extremely happy to announce a full euro tour with two of our favourite bands, not to mention close friends, in Bleed From Within and Crossfaith. Having known both bands for ages and being lucky enough to tour Japan with Crossfaith we are expecting carnage. Get your tickets and join the party!"
Dates are as follows:
10.10. B Hasselt - MOD Club
11.10. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
12.10. D Berlin - Cassiopeia
13.10. D Hamburg - Logo
16.10. CZ Brno - Melodka
17.10. SK Bratislava - U Ocka
18.10. A Vienna - Arena
19.10. H Budapest - Durer Kert
20.10. SLO Ljubljana - Orto Bar
22.10. I Milan - TBC
23.10. I Forli - Big Barre
24.10. I Turin - Lapsus Club
25.10. CH Zurich - Dynamo Werk 21
26.10. D Karlsruhe - Substage
27.10. D Augsburg - Musikkantine
31.10. F Lyon - Marquise
01.11. E Barcelona - Mephisto
02.11. F Paris - Trabendo
Denmark's Deus Otiosus has signed with Deepsend Records to release the band's second album, "Godless," later this year. You can visit Deepsend Records at this location or listen to a track off the new album, titled "Pest Grave," in the player below.
The label also commented on the new signing: "Danish old school death metallers Deus Otiosus have signed to Deepsend Records. Deepsend will release the danes’ sophomore album 'Godless' later this year. Godless is the follow-up to Deus Otiosus’ 2010 debut album, 'Murderer,' which was released by FDA Rekotz and American Line Productions. Deus Otiosus joins Dawn of Demise, The Cleansing and Spectral Mortuary as our dominance in the Danish death metal scene continues!"
Canadian act Warmachine has released the band's first ever music video for the track "Moving On." The song comes off of Warmachine's second album "Left For Dead," and the clip can be viewed below. To hear more music from Warmachine, head over to the band's MySpace page.
Russia's She Was The Universe has now released a new EP online titled "Whalesong." All three tracks from the EP are available for streaming through bandcamp or in the player provided below. The track listing is:
2. Progeny Of Panthalassa
3. The Amber Road More...
U.S. act The Howling Wind has posted the song "Choronzon" online for streaming via YouTube. The song, taken from the "Of Babalon" album released last month, can be heard in the player available below. The album's track listing is:
1. The Seal Upon the Tomb
2. Beast of the Sea
4. Scaling the Walls
5. The Mountain View
6. Abominations and Filth
9. Horus / Aggressor (Hellhammer cover) More...
Dubai based metal act Pyrocist has posted a new song online for streaming. You can check out the song "Execute" via Reverbnation or in the player below. The band also commented:
"Pyrocist's first original 'Execute' was recorded at In The Mix Studios and produced by Nash, who also used to be one of the sound technicians for the world famous band Iron Maiden."
Multinational symphonic progressive metal project Reign of the Architect has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:
"We are happy to announce the beginning of our touring around the globe after a long period of time, hard work and anticipation. Our first tour will take place in Russia and Ukraine, we hope to see all of our friends and meet new ones!
"We are also proud to announce that since June 1st we are represented by The Flaming Arts agency and this tour is just the beginning of what ROTA and TFA are preparing for you guys! After our premier show in Israel on June 6th, with Prog metal legends Symphony X, we feel it is time to play our music to the world and we cannot wait to meet all of our friends wherever you are!
"To all the metal-heads in Russia and Ukraine: We want to invite each and every one of you to be a part of a new chapter in this band's life! We already know this will be an experience we will never forget, so come and celebrate with us the birth of the Architect!
"ROTA will play their first show at the Rock House in Moscow on the 5th of September; other dates can be seen in the tour poster below. On the tour and at the ProgStage open air fest (October 4th Israel, including Orphaned land, The Flower Kings, Pain of Salvation and many more) the band will be accompanied by the highly acclaimed Israeli drummer Yuval Tamir, best known in the Israeli scene as the drummer of Thrash metal band Dark Serpent and experimental Prog band OMB.
India's black metal three piece Darkfrost has posted several new songs online for streaming. Check out the tracks "Episcopalians Ov Hell" and "Sacraments Ov Reconciliation" in the YouTube clips available below, or hear more from Darkfrost over at Facebook.
After releasing the "Token of America" video last year, Mooresville, North Carolina act Skinkage has now dropped a new video clip. Check out the "Crawl" video below, which was directed and edited by Justin Reich with assistant director Blake Faucette.
Texas Hippie Coalition has released a third behind the scenes clip online for the band's new album "Peacemaker," which can be viewed below. You can also find the last video in the series over at this location, or watch the band's lyric video for "Turn It Up" right here.
Sweden's Ossin has released a new lyric video online. Check out the song "Die Pretty" in the YouTube player available below.
Vocalist Travis Neal of Cyanide Serenity has issued the following update about working on a new album:
"Hello all! Good news on the rise! I am very pleased to announce that the record is almost done! Through all the hang ups, bad luck and hard times, we are finally moving forward! I have 3 more songs to track, one of the tracks will feature my good friend Darren Brown from the band One Theory based out of San Diego. I'm stoked for this feature, he is an awesome vocalist and I'm stoked to have you all hear him lay it down!
"There are a couple songs that will remain the same but just re-vamped. Those tracks will be Consume me, Dethrone and Believe in the sun. All the rest of the songs are re-written with new lyrics and patterns. Here is a list of the song titles so far, not in any order....
Chained in 302
Look to the sky
"The last song is still un named and will feature Darren Brown. As soon as I am done tracking and everything is mixed and mastered, we will be releasing a couple news tracks.. but only a couple... the rest will be on out record and you will need to obtain it however you see fit (Hopefully it is by buying it) but we know how that goes these days.
"With all that being said, Once again we are extremely excited to get this music out to you all. I know it has been to long, we thank each and every one of you for your patience and support We will have some touring news very, very soon!! Announcing dates in places that are waiting for our return and to some places that we have never been to.. I'm really excited for the announcement!! Thank you again for your love and support."
Amsterdam's Obsidian has posted the following statement online about deciding to call it quits:
"Sad but inevitable news from Obsidian. After more than a year of searching for inspiration and energy to re-ignite the metal machine, the oil would not flow anymore. After our latest release 'Point of Infinity' we noticed that our musical focus had shifted.
"We thought about (and tried) changing our direction, creating a new set list. Basically to start over again. But we could not find the energy needed to pull something like this off. Individually we still spend a lot of time in making music, so our creative hearts won't stop beating, although it might not be for the same genre in some cases.
"So, from the more than a few bands called Obsidian, there will be one less. We hope that people have enjoyed the music we brought out and urge people to not harm themselves in light of this new perspective of a world without Obsidian. We want to thank everybody who helped Obsidian directly or by just making wind by hair to our music.
Architects has announced the dates for the band's "Almost World Tour," which will be in support of new album "Daybreaker." The run is set to take off in August and go through November, with stops in Canada, China, Australia, the U.K. and more. Full details can be found in the poster below or over at the band's Facebook profile.
Ex Deo recently released a music video for "I, Caligvla" taken off the new "Caligvla" album (reviewed here. Front man Maurizio Iacono has now issued the following answers to fan questions about the clip:
"Thanks for the great comments on the video so far, it has a very strong first day presence , you guys rule!..we aimed at a vintage looking video with authentic underlying of actual events versus a more CGI like environment that we did int he past, we did our best to capture the essence of the times, wich we did, to answer a few questions that i have received about the video and touring heres the answers...
"Why does the emperor looks so young?
"A: because Emperor Caligvla was in his 20's when he ruled , was young and ruthless, people should read up on him and see that we came extremely close to his looks.. a complete reproduction is impossible, unless you wanna give us 150,000$ to do it in Los angeles ;)
"Is that the guy from heavy metal food fighting? More...
Prague's Apostate has announced the band will be releasing a new EP this coming August 3rd. The track listing for the release is:
1. The Road
2. The People
3. The Speech
4. The Rupture
5. The Town
Frostwork recently signed with Wodfreca Records to release the new album "Lore of Winter - Ealdspell."
While awaiting the album, the band has also now uploaded its entire first demo release from 2008 online. "The Rites Of Winter - The First Storm" was originally limited to 50 hand numbered copies. Check out the songs in the player below. The track listing, and song start times, are as follows:
1. Into The Woods ( 0:10 )
2. Shades Of Grey ( 01:48 )
3. The Storm ( 06:05 )
4. The Rites Of Winter ( 09:25 )
5. The Eyes Of the Forest ( 16:20 ) More...
Canadian act Laika has issued the following announcement about canceling the remaining shows on the "Laikaruptour" due to vehicle problems:
"With great disappointment we will not be doing the remaining dates of the Laikaruptour the mountains of BC got the best of our van and claimed the life of our transmission. We are camping in kamloops til its fixed. We will be back.... Abhorupt will be playing the remaining dates solo."
You can find upcoming tour routing info on Laika over at the band's official Facebook profile here.