Metal News for July 7, 2013
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Italian female-fronted act Caelestis has posted a video clip for the "Io E Te Siamo La Luna" single online, which is taken from the "Heliocardio" EP.
The song features the band's newly revamped lineup and is the first chapter of a concept which will be extended for a coming full album. Check it out below, or you can download the song for free at Bandcamp here.
System Decay has posted a video clip online for the "All I Left Behind" single, which is available below. The single was recently released digitally through The Leaders Records, and the track will appear on an upcoming full-length album from the band due out October 10th, 2013.
Gdynia, Poland based act Ad Rem has posted the song "My Life Time" online for streaming, which can be heard in the YouTube clip below. To hear more from Ad Rem, check out the band's Facebook profile here.
Snovonne has checked in with the following announcement about working on a new music video off the "Nightmare Bride" album:
"Announcing a very SPECIAL kind of endorsement! Snovonne is now in cooperation with The Electrotherapy Musuem. Her and the museum's owner Jeff Behary, who collects, restores and builds high voltage machines and medical equipment (dating back to the 20's) are now preparing to film a new 'Nightmare Bride' video: 'Snowhite.' More info on the progress and on the madman Behary himself coming to you soon!" More...
Warsaw act Strain has posted the song "Prism" online, which comes from the band's "Reigncraft" EP. Give the song a listen below, or you can pick up your copy of "Reigncraft" over at this location. The track listing is as follows:
Distorted Harmony, which posted a Muse cover back in April, has now released footage of the band performing live at the 2012 ProgStage festival in Kinneret, Israel. Check out the video below. The performance featured:
Vocals: Misha Soukhinin
Guitars: Guy Landau
Keyboards: Yoav Efron
Bass: Iggy Cohen
Drums: Yogev Gabay
Egyptian act Brutus released the new "Villains" EP on July 4th, and now tracks from the release are available for streaming online. Check out the title track and the song "Snakes in Black Suits" in the YouTube clips below.
Fan-filmed footage, courtesy of YouTube user ss9ball, has now been posted online of Fear Factory's entire live set at the UNSW Roundhouse in Sydney, Australia. Check out footage of the July 5th, 2013 show in the player below.
Czech Republic five piece The Sea Charmer proudly presents the new single "Birds Of Glass" with a lyric video. Check out the new clip below, or find more info on The Sea Charmer over at Facebook here.
A special live clip of West Coast sludgecore metalists Armed For Apocalypse performing “Better Worlds,” is now playing courtesy of EMG TV. Shot at EMG Studios, the video marks the first a three-part in-studio performance series, hosted by EMG Pickups. Check it out below.
The tune comes courtesy of the band’s impending "The Road Will End" full-length, set to drop in North America via Ironclad Recordings on July 23rd, 2013. Catch the band live:
7/11/2013 Cafe Coda – Chico, CA w/ Death Valley High, Horseneck *ALL AGES. Free individually numbered and signed show posters made by Matt Loomis. The band will also be playing "The Road Will End" in its entirety.
7/12/2013 SAC: Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Death Valley High, Horseneck.
7/13/2013 The Night Light – Oakland, CA w/ Death Valley High, Horseneck.
7/14/2013 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA w/ Name
7/15/2013 The Oak Park Boiz House – Sacramento, CA
7/16/2013 Ryan’s Saloon – Reno, NV w/ Glacier
7/19/2013 Lasalles – Chico, CA 21+ More...
This week’s edition of Sunday Old School is a very special one because today sees Sunday Old School reach two hundred official articles! So to celebrate this little milestone of ours, I wanted to look back in rock and metal history and find a true landmark moment in the genre. A moment that let the world know that heavy music was here to stay and meant so much to so many. And nothing seemed like a bigger moment in general metal history than when promoter Paul Loasby teamed up with Maurice Jones and formed a festival, which was to be held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, and would be known as Monsters of Rock.
The one day event was initially scheduled to be a grand final date for Rainbow’s UK tour, a band whom Loasby had recently been promoting. Rainbow were joined at the inaugural event by established German rockers, the Scorpions, who had just released their seventh album, "Animal Magnetism" and Judas Priest, who were riding high thanks to the wildly successful, "British Steel" album. Also on the bill that day were heavy metal upstarts, Saxon, who were considered the leaders of the exciting young, New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement at the time, Canadian hard rock veterans, April Wine and New York openers Riot and Touch. The festival was a resounding success, drawing in thirty five thousand fans and a live compilation album, which sold well.
Although it was initially conceived only as a vehicle for Rainbow, it was announced on the day of the first edition that the festival would return the next year. AC/DC were to be the headliners in 1981, marking the first of their record holding three headline appearances at the event. It was a somewhat lighter tone in the sophomore year, where AC/DC were joined Whitesnake, American stars, Blue Oyster Cult and quite interestingly, British glam rock veterans, Slade, who had recently found favour with the heavy metal audience after a brief time out of the limelight. Rounding off the bill was Blackfoot, a Southern Rock band from Jacksonville, Florida and More, who were notable for featuring former Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul Day, as well as a DJ set from the BBC’s voice of rock, Tommy Vance. The varied lineups continued, with Status Quo (AKA, your nan’s favourite band) headlining the event in 1982, where they were joined by other established rockers such as Gillan, Uriah Heep and Hawkwind, as well as a young Canadian group named, Anvil and Monsters of Rock veterans, Saxon, who became the first band to appear twice, before Whitesnake closed the event in 1983, which also featured Meat Loaf and ZZ Top, who were placed higher than such heavy metal favourites as Dio, Diamond Head and Twisted Sister. More...
Chicago-based deathcore maniacs I Killed Everyone will hit the road later this month with Florida progressive metalcore act Silence and Indiana heavies The Oppressor as part of The Night Breed Tour.
The tour kicks off on July 26th in Marietta, GA and will keep I Killed Everyone out for a run of twelve dates in support of their upcoming album "Necrospire;" out July 9th on Pavement Music. MetalInjection.net recently offered a sample of the disc via a stream of the album track "Eviscerated." Check it out at this location.
THE NIGHT BREED TOUR DATES:
7/26 - Marrietta, GA (@ Swayzes)
7/28 - Fayetville, NC (@ Drunk Horse Pub)
7/30 - Brooklyn, NY (@ The Place)
7/31 - North Providence, RI (@ McNeil's Tavern)
8/1 - Wareham, MA (@ 3065 Live)
8/2 - Deer Park, NY (@ One Stop Media)
8/3 - Erving, MA (@ The Lanes)
8/5 - Jeannette, PA (@ Gators)
8/6 - Lakewood, OH (@ The Foundry)
8/7 - Warren, MI (@ The Ritz)
8/9 - Barrington, IL (@ Penny Road Pub)
8/11 - Nashville, TN (@ Cafe Cocoa)
Bay Area thrashers Potential Threat SF have announced the worldwide release of "Civilization Under Threat" via Old School Metal Records. To celebrate the unfurling of this raging beast, the folks over at PureGrainAudio.com have posted the exclusive world premier of "Civilization Under Threat" in its entirety. To stream the album in full, visit this location, or check it out below.
The follow up to 2009's "A New Threat Level," "Civilization Under Threat" gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end. The album was engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Heathen) at Trident Studios.
"Recession! Depression! Inflation! Taxation!" And you're going to sit idly by and hope someone else does something about it? Coldsteel says "Hell No!" in the new video for the title track from this year's thrashing return "America Idle." The video was filmed on location at President Grant's Tomb in Harlem, NYC. Directed by Patrick Kendall, the video for "America Idle" is posted below.
In other news, Coldsteel has been confirmed as direct support for the mighty Helloween on its North American Hellish Rock tour in the fall. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Sep. 24 - New York, NY - Stage 48
Sep. 25 - Montreal, QUE - Club Soda
Sep. 26 - Quebec City, QUE - Theater Imperial
Sep. 28 - Toronto, OT - The Opera House
Sep. 29 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sep. 30 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Oct. 02 - Engelwood, CO - Gothic Theater
Oct. 03 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
Oct. 05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 07 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove