Metal News for July 29, 2011
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Turbowolf has posted a video clip online for the first single "A Rose For The Crows" from the band's self-titled album, which will see release on 11.11.11 through Hassle Records. You can check out the clip below.
Southern Lord hardcore henchmen Nails' co-headlining tour with Cleveland act Ringworm is set to begin tomorrow, Saturday, July 30th, at San Francisco’s 924 Gilman.
The "Death Comes Ripping" tour 2011 will ruin fourteen cities in a cross-country rampage in into mid-August. In addition to headliners Nails and Ringworm, support acts Bitter End and New Lows will take part in the melee. The tour surges towards the East Coast over the next two weeks, coming to a close at the massive four-day This Is Hardcore 2011 Fest in Philadelphia, where Nails and Ringworm will play the same night as Youth of Today, H20, Token Entry, Title Fight, Mouthpiece and others.
Following the tour, NAILS return to 924 Gilman as part of a React Records showcase, playing alongside Mindset, Betrayed, On, No Tolerance Skin Like Iron and more. The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
7/30/2011 924 Gilman – San Francisco, CA w/ Crucified, Deep Cover
7/31/2011 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA w/ Creatures
8/01/2011 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ w/ Territory
8/02/2011 house show – El Paso, TX [info]
8/03/2011 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Oneagainstmany
8/04/2011 Trees – Dallas, TX w/ Power Trip
8/05/2011 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR
8/06/2011 The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
8/07/2011 Fubar Music Venue – St Louis, MO
8/08/2011 Subterranean – Chicago, IL w/ Harm’s Way
8/09/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
8/10/2011 Bogies – Albany, NY
8/11/2011 Great Scott – Boston, MA
8/12/2011 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore 2011 [info]
React Records Showcase 2011:
9/23/2011 924 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA @ [info]
Nails is also currently working on the follow-up to the "Unsilent Death" album, which will see release sometime this Winter.
Demonical has issued the following announcement about releasing the "Death Infernal" album on cassette:
"The mighty Bloodline Productions from Thailand will release a limited (300 copies) cassette version of 'Death Infernal' featuring killer old-school art by Mark Riddick.
"The tape will be unleashed - together with a very special and limited t-shirt featuring the tape artwork - at our show in Bangkok on October 2nd. These items are a must for every true old-school maniac!"
Demonical also recently announced the upcoming "Eastern Death Infernal European" tour, with details available here.
Ohio's Locusta will kick off the band's first tour of 2011 this Sunday in Richmond, Virginia with Battlemaster and War Graves. The short but ravenous trek will massacre eight more cities before winding down in Columbus, Ohio at the Carabar.
Commented guitarist Dru Silver: “After a year of absence from touring, we’re happy to announce that this coming week we will be kicking off our first tour of 2011 on the East Coast of the United States. Speaking of said absence, our drummer just became the proud father of a newborn daughter — congrats Simon! — and will be unable to join us. However this has granted us the opportunity for a very special lineup that you will only get a chance to see, as Alex Tomlin from Battlemaster will be stepping in to offer his services of tearing up the skins for us. Don’t miss it!”
Dates are as follows:
7/31/2011 The Triple – Richmond, VA w/ Battlemaster, War Graves
8/02/2011 The Corpse Fortress – Silver Springs, MD w/ Ramming Speed, Barn Burner
8/03/2011 Cloud City – Philadelphia, PA w/ Nothing Is Over, Casket, Fungus
8/04/2011 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Headsnatcher, The Year Is One, So Hideous, My Love…
8/05/2011 Castlevania – Providence, RI w/ Ramming Speed, Nightbitch, David Carradine D/C/
8/06/2011 Starlab Fest – Boston, MA w/ Ramming Speed
8/07/2011 TBA – Portland, ME
8/09/2011 The White Rabbit – Rochester, NY w/ Warblade, Malformed, Ebony Sorrow
8/10/2011 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2011 The Carabar – Columbus, OH
Revocation is currently streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming album "Chaos of Forms," which comes out on August 16th, 2011. Head over to MetalSucks.net at this location to check out the new song "Dissolution Ritual."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Cradle Robber
4. Dissolution Ritual
5. Conjuring the Cataclysm
6. No Funeral
7. Fractal Entity
8. Chaos of Forms
9. The Watchers
10. Beloved Horrifier
Italian symphonic death metal act Fleshgod Apocalypse has posted a new video blog online in which Tommaso Riccardi, Cristiano Trionfera and Francesco Paoli answer fan-submitted questions about the band’s forthcoming album, "Agony." The first part of the Q & A can be seen below.
"Agony," Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Nuclear Blast Records debut, is slated to hit stores in North America on August 9th, 2011.
The track list for "Agony" is as follows:
2. The Hypocrisy
3. The Imposition
4. The Deceit
5. The Violation
6. The Egoism
7. The Betrayal
8. The Forsaking
9. The Oppression
11. Heartwork (CARCASS Cover – iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track)
Deathwish Music has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a free live recording from Deafheaven:
"The Deathwish Live Series is a series of free live recordings of Deathwish affiliated artists. These recordings are from a variety of sources: radio shows, official and non-official live recordings, bootlegs, and more. We are giving these recordings away as a thank you to the listeners who continue to support independent music.
"If you dig what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore this location.
"On January 15th, 2011, Deafheaven played a stunning set on a loading dock turned venue called 'The Blacktop' in Bell Gardens, California. Also on the show was Low Places, Joyce Manor, and label mates Touche Amore.
"Deafheaven's performance that night left attendees in awe, serving as the flash point for a whirlwind year for the genre bending band. This is a recording of their entire set from that show. Click here to download."
Finland's Gloria Morti has checked in with the following update about writing new material for an upcoming album:
"The writing of the next Gloria Morti album has begun. We are currently keeping ourselves off the stages and concentrating fully on the writing process. Three songs have already been finished and more ideas are being made to flesh slowly but steadily.
"We are confident that we will be able to keep up the steady pace of writing and it won't take too long until we hit the studio for pre production.
"The current direction of the next album seems to be diverse yet aggressive. We are in this to make the best album you have heard from us, and not only that, we are shooting for an album that will take the band to the next level. We'll inform you about the progress."
Additional details on Gloria Morti are available by navigating over to the band's MySpace page.
Metallica has checked in with the following announcement about a series of upcoming 30th anniversary shows exclusively for Metallica fan club members:
"Thirty years of Metallica... can you believe it? We think it's cause for a major celebration! You've been asking for a while now 'just what the hell are you going to do to mark 30 years as a band?' closely followed by 'why don't we have more exclusive shows for Fan Club members?' We've heard you loud and clear and are beyond psyched to announce that the week of December 5, 2011 will be a full on Metallica week in the Bay Area, more specifically we will be playing four shows for Met Club members only at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on December 5, 7, 9, and 10 to celebrate our 30th anniversary.
"These unique shows will include special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica... fun for the entire family! Come to the Bay Area and spend the week with us to not only close out 2011 out with a bang, but to celebrate over three decades worth of craziness.
"Participate in the entire week of festivities with special four pack tickets (one ticket for each of the four shows) and automatic entry into the contests for various other special events, available for the clever price of $19.81 (get it??).
"If you can't join us for the full week, we'll have individual show tickets too and as you can see we're going back to early '80's ticket pricing (but not the hair!)... single show tickets will be just $6.00 each. Both four packs and individual show tickets will be available for Fan Club members only through a reservation system and we do have to add facility fees, blah, blah. Clubbers can log in for all the details... we're taking reservations through August 8.
"Hope to see you for a week of madness in December!"
Details on the Metallica fan club are available by heading over to this location.
Eight years since the release of the debut album ”Impious Sacrilege,” Verminous is back again with the upcoming sophomore album ”The Unholy Communion." The band has booked the studio for August, 2011 to record ten new songs.
Some of the currently announced song titles are as follows:
Keepers of Chaos
Hordes of Vermin
Iesus Nazarenus Rex Insecta
You can also check out Verminous tracks by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Prog act Haken has announced its upcoming album "Visions" will see release this coming October, with the album currently in the mixing process.
The band has also now posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming release, which can be viewed below.
Bury Your Dead has debuted a new video for "Slaughterhouse Five" online through Revolver. You can check out the clip below. The song is off the upcoming album "Mosh 'N' Roll," which is due out via Mediaskare Records this Tuesday, August 2nd.
The upcoming Bury Your Dead tour dates are as follows: More...
For all you metal hungry Rock Band fans gearing up for the weekend, the Rock Band Network has now added on new tracks from Mastodon, After the Burial, Musica Diablo, and Winter Crescent. A listing of all the newly added Xbox 360 Rock Band Network songs, including all the non-metal tracks, can be found below.
After the Burial - "Pendulum (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category I: Slave to the Empirical (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "On and On" (160 MSP)
Mastodon - "Megalodon (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Musica Diablo - "Betrayed (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Serianna - "Inheritors (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Shakespeare in Hell - "Poor Yorick (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Winter Crescent - "Battle of Egos Part I" (80 MSP)
Winter Crescent - "Battle of Egos Part I (2X Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Dan Markland - "If I Was King" (80 MSP) More...
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster will release "Maylene and the Sons of Disaster: IV" on September 27 on Ferret Music.
The hard rock group's forthcoming recording was produced by Brian Virtue (Jane's Addiction, Deftones, Audioslave). Forefather's Group (Children of Bodom, In Flames, Between the Buried and Me) designed the cover art. The lyrics continue the concept of Maylene as 1920s prohibition gangsters from a real-life crime family.
"As humans, we play things so safe and everything "makes sense" or is "figured out" and is how it's supposed to be," said Taylor. "I hope it will make people question their lives and how they do things, and make people realize what they have. It is definitely a new band now with a new drive. This is the most serious thing we've ever done and the most grown-up record I've ever made in my life. I think it will surprise a lot of people who were into Maylene before. It is a very dark record, but it's the most truthful and heartfelt thing I have done in my life."
The track listing for "Maylene and the Sons of Disaster: IV" is as follows:
1.) In Dead We Dream
2.) Save Me
3.) Faith Healer (Bring Me Down)
4.) Open Your Eyes
5.) Killing Me Slow
6.) Taking on Water
7.) Fate Games
8.) Come for You
9.) Never Enough
10.) Cat's Walk
11.) Drought of '85
12.) Off to the Laughing Place
Metal Injection has teamed up with Solution .45 to premier a new video for the track "Lethean Tears." You can check out the video in the player below. Here is what frontman Christian Älvestam has to say about the video:
"This video is basically a visual wrap-up of everything we've done so far, as a band, since the start. Several shots featured come from footage filmed a long time prior to the video (material that will re-appear in their entirety, in the 'the making of For Aeons Past'-clips that will follow, in time) and some of it was filmed exclusively, with the video in mind! Style-wise, we wanted to try to capture that naked old-school feeling that a lot of rock-videos and 'behind the scenes' documenteries used to capture so well back in the day. Many videos of today I think lack that genuine feeling, being more just about green-screens, computer-animations and whatnot and not so much about trying to get the heart and soul of the band across!
"Personally, I've always been a sucker for the more raw and honest stuff, where you get the feeling of almost being a part of the band - where you get to experience all the different sides, regardless of its nature. For example, I've always loved videos like Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters,' their two documentaries '1½ years in the life of Metallica' and the three Vulgar videos that Pantera put out. The stuff where you get to see and know the band, as they are, doing what they do! In short, this video is just us being who we are and whether you like it or not, you just have to deal with it! Enjoy!"
White Arms of Athena will be releasing the "Astrodrama" album through Prosthetic Records on August 16th, 2011. The band has now posted a teaser clip online featuring samples from the album, which can be found below.
The "Astrodrama" track listing is as follows:
5. Crown Chakra
6. Astral Body
7. In the Encephalon
10. From Now On
Goatwhore is hard at work on the follow-up to "Carving Out The Eyes Of God," and once the band wraps up recording with Erik Rutan at Mana Studios, the group will immediately hit the road for headlining shows starting in Tampa, FL.
From there, Goathwore will join the Exhumed tour presented by Hails and Horns, MetalSucks and MetalInjection. Support on the tour comes from Cephalic Carnage and Havok. The tour stars in Gallup, NM on October 26th.
Bassist James Harvey adds, "It has been a while since we toured with our friends in Exhumed and Cephalic Carnage. We are looking forward to having some chaos injected nights of wicked metal with them all. Things are going great in the studio with Rutan. He's a master and definitely brings out the best in us!"
Upcoming Goatwhore tour dates are as follows: More...
Russian act Defect Designer has issued the following announcement about performing at the Drummer's Day open air festival tomorrow, Saturday July 30th:
"Defect Designer to take part in Drummer's Day 2011 2-day open air festival in Novosibirsk city.
"We're looking forward to see our friends Mynameisjosh and Demon Project onstage with other amazing young and veteran bands of Siberia and drive festival audience mad with schizo death metal.
"This is goind to be a second gig with our new (insane) lineup. No matter what weather will be, it's going to be hot!"
You can also listen to Defect Designer's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Candlelight Records announces upcoming career perspective releases by hardcore legends Discharge, Extreme Noise Terror and The Varukers as a continuation of their classic series. On August 23, the label will release "Desensitise" and "War is Hell" by Discharge, Extreme Noise Terror's "Holocaust in my Head" on September 27 and the two-disc "The Damnation of Our Species" from The Varukers.
Track listings for each release are noted below.
Discharge - Desensitise
1.) Blood Of The Innocent
3.) What Method What Madness
4.) They Lie You Die
5.) Becomes Again And Again
6.) Spoils Of War
7.) Persuasion = Power
8.) Web Of Disadvantage
9.) Ignorance Is Your Surrender
10.) Kept In The Dark
11.) You Have The Gun
12.) Will Deceive You
13.) Beginning Of The End
14.) No Return
15.) Legacy You Left Behind (Bonus)
16.) Propaganda Feeds More...
Skirmish has posted a new song online titled "Death Beyond," which is taken from the album "Through The Abacinated Eyes." You can check out the clip below, or pick up the new album on August 31st, 2011, through Violent Journey Records.
The "Through the Abacinated Eyes" track listing is as follows:
4. Mystery in a Blazing Dream
5. Death Beyond
6. Astral Infinity
8. The Forlorn Masque
All Shall Perish is currently streaming the recently released album "This is Where it Ends" in its entirety on Facebook at this location. "This is Where it Ends," the band's fourth studio album, hit stores earlier this week on Nuclear Blast Records.
All Shall Perish also recently posted a music video online for the song "There is Nothing Left," which can be found here.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Divine Illusion
2. There Is Nothing Left
3. Procession of Ashes
4. A Pure Evil
5. Embrace the Curse
7. The Past Will Haunt Us Both
8. Royalty into Exile
9. My Retaliation
11. The Death Plague
12. In this Life of Pain
Ingurgitating Oblivion has checked in with the following brief announcement about canceling the band's previously announced appearance at the Mountains of Death festival:
"With great regret we have to cancel our gig at the upcoming and final Mountains Of Death. Unforeseen scheduling conflicts made it impossible for us to appear."
You can also listen to Ingurgitating Oblivion's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.
Further details on the Mountains of Death festival, which takes place from the 18th - 20th of August, 2011 in Switzerland, are available here.
Thrash act Criminal (originally formed in Chile and now based in the UK) has made two songs off the upcoming studio album "Akelarre" available for streaming and free download through the band's Facebook page.
"Akelarre" is the band's seventh studio album and the first since the departure of lead guitarist Rodrigo Contreras and the subsequent addition of Basque guitar wizard Olmo Cascallar.
The track listing is as followsL
1. Order From Chaos (04:53)
2. Resistance Is Futile (04:40)
3. The Ghost We Summoned (04:03)
4. Akelarre (01:59)
5. State Of Siege (04:10)
6. Tyrannicide (04:21)
7. Feel The Void (04:40)
8. The Power Of The Dog (03:35)
9. Vows Of Silence (04:16)
10. La Santa Muerte (04:47)
"Akelarre" will be released on August 19th, 2011 through Massacre Records.
Technical instrumental act Blotted Science has posted a teaser online for the band's upcoming EP "The Animation Of Entomology." You can check out the teaser clip below.
Blotted Science was also recently highlighted in our "Unearthing the Underground" column, which can be found here.
The Blotted Science lineup is as follows:
Ron Jarzombek - guitars
Alex Webster - bass
Hannes Grossmann - drums
Sweden's Valkyrja has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates with Gorgoroth and Vader:
"'The Sign of Hell Tour 2011' will be the tour to keep your eyes upon when the current season of light and warmth has withdrawn.
"Fronted by two of the titans of their kind, Gorgoroth and Vader will - alongside Valkyrja as support - set course toward a crusade with over 45 stops of mayhemic violence upon the European soil. This collection of utter carnage can be experienced between the end of October and the end of December.
"It is decided, in celebration of this unity, to make the first stop on the tour the official release date for the vinyl edition of the album 'Contamination.'
"An update will follow within the near future including specifics for both the tour and the vinyl edition, we advice you to stay vigilant and await this glorious commemoration of darkness with eager hearts!"
25 years ago hard rock and glam albums found regular rotation on the radio and pop culture thanks to MTV, Circus Magazine, and eighties culture. 1986 was riding the fringe of hair band saturation, but also the year Metallica and Megadeth put out timeless efforts. Since 1986 we have seen the grunge era, the boy band era, and the release of St. Anger. We’ve seen it all in the last 25 years.
Here’s a look back at ten of these classic albums in no particular order. There is a twist as Marry/Fuck/Kill rules apply. It’s as simple as it sounds. M (Marry) is a song you want to “save” and listen to forever, F (Fuck) is the song you get one more listen to and that is it, and K (Kill) is the song you want to go away and never be heard from again.
Master of Puppets (Metallica)
M: Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
F: Damage, Inc.
K: The Thing That Should Not Be
(NOTE: It really is the perfect “F” song) More...
This or the Apocalypse is currently wrapping a string of U.S. tour dates with Impending Doom. The band has now checked in from the road with the following brief update about writing a new album:
"So this is our last US tour for a little while. In the mean time, we'll be writing an album at home. Fans of Monuments and Haunt each get stoked, it's going to be a mix of old, new, and a bunch of stuff I don't think anyone's expecting."
Details on the upcoming new album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out more info on the band by heading over to the This or the Apocalypse Facebook page.
International video game metal act Powerglove has revealed the brand new music video for "Batman," the lead track off the band's latest release "Saturday Morning Apocalypse," which came out late last year.
Guitarist Chris Marchiel offers his own explanation: "David Brodsky and I just finished our music video for Batman. In typical POWERGLOVE fashion we did things a little differently. After shooting our green screen performance footage we captured tons of 'sprite' images of ourselves in the style of Mortal Kombat then processed those into full sets of 16 bit action moves. Then, instead of just animating those, I programmed several video game fight scenarios with the band as playable characters and recorded takes of me playing through the mini games. The result is a combination of green screen performance in original 16 bit environments, traditional sprite based animation and recorded gaming sequences and the end result is silly, unique and just plain fun.
The band is currently shredding on this year's SUMMER SLAUGHTER tour supporting THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and WHITECHAPEL alongside SIX FEET UNDER and DYING FETUS. Here are the latest Summer Slaughter tour dates: More...
After the release of the live DVD "Wild und Frei," Saltatio Mortis has now announced an upcoming new studio album to be titled "Sturm aufs Paradies," which hits streets on September 2nd, 2011.
The band has also posted a new music video online for a track off the album. Check out the clip below to watch the video for "Hochzeitstanz."
Dawn of Disease has issued the following update about performing new material at the Party.San Open Air festival:
"We are proud to announce that we will play a brand-new song at Party.San Open Air! After working on several new songs we decided to not longer keep it a secret and present one of them to you. And what could be a better occasion than the Party.San Open Air?!
"You better prepare for a straight in-your-face death metal neckbreaker that will rip your head off! We have uploaded a short trailer to give you an impression of what awaits you:
"Moreover the running order is online, you can check it out right here. We will play at 12 pm as the first band on the main stage. So get up early to check out some ass-kicking death metal. There is nothing better in the morning!
"After our show there will also be a signing session at 2 pm where you can get some signed poster and autographs, chat some few words with us and have a beer or two.
"Another special thing for you at Party.San Open Air is that we made a limited edition of hoodies. We really just have a small amount so be quick to get yours!"
Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted a new music video online for the song, "Skull Crusher." You can check it out below. The video was filmed in Dublin, Republic Of Ireland and the song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Legion Of Bastards."
Niklas Stålvind (vocals and guitars) comments: "We have never had so much fun making a video as we had on this one. Smashing a car into smithereens is something we always wanted to do without cleaning up after us or get in trouble with the police. It was the best exercise/therapy you could ever wish for. I felt like I was 10 kilos lighter in both body and spirit afterwards. We had to work hard to demolish it good. A Volvo is made in Sweden and hard to tear apart - just like this Heavy Metal band. This one is for all the skull crushing metal heads out there - We salute you!" More...