Metal News for July 8, 2012
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Australian doom/drone band The Slow Death recently put out its five-song second album, aptly titled "II." One of the tracks from it, "To Your Fate," has been uploaded to YouTube and you can hear it below. Besides this epic-length track, another song from the album is also featured on a compilation. That twelve minute track, "Empty Places," is on the Drone From the Underside of the Earth compilation, a 26-song anthology of Australian doom metal. That song is streaming below, plus you can access the full compilation over on Bandcamp.
Austria's Devastating Enemy has released the first teaser trailer for the band's upcoming second full-length album. Check out the video clip below, which features live footage from Vienna and Switzerland.
This upcoming new album follows debut full-length "The Fallen Prophet," and additional details will be announced as they are made available.
Israel's Prey For Nothing has released a new music video online for the track "My Final Relapse," which is taken off the band's "Against All Good and Evil" album. Check out the video clip below, or you can find the previous music video for "Checkhov's Gun" at this location.
The track listing for "Against All Good and Evil" is as follows:
2. My Final Relapse
3. Unmake You
4. Buried by the Light
5. Chekhov's Gun
6. Deciphering the Signal
7. Axis Mundi
8. Home Made Holocaust
9. Turning Shears to Swords
11. Spiritual Guillotine
12. Against All Good
13. Against All Evil
Russian melodic black metallers Emerald Night have released the new track "Oboroten-Werewolf," which is taken from their forthcoming new album. The song was written with verses of cult Russian fantasy writer Maria Semenova, author of "Wolfhound."
The band commented, "This song is our archeologic treasure. We carefully excavated a layer of Russian underground and created our own unique version of the famous work. What came out of it - you judge!"
Rob Zombie is currently working on his new movie "The Lords of Salem," and he has now posted a series of photos from the filming. Check out a still of special effects supervisor Wayne Toth working on "some nasty witch business" below, or find more photos from the movie at Rob Zombie's Facebook profile.
Croatian band Sabria has released a new song online titled "In Memory (Of Tomorrow)," which can be heard through the YouTube player below.
Sabria also commented on its history:
"Sabria is Croatian heavy metal band from Sisak, formed in 2010. The band was formed by Robert Jašarevic (drummer), Domagoj Ðurdevic (former guitar player), Filip Stilin (former vocalist), Bernard Markušic (former bass player) as a side project with purpose of creating atypical metal genre in Sisak area. Soon Amel Vakufac joined the band with Ivor Kasap little afterwards.
"The band changed from alternative metal to melodic death. After a few live performances the band took a different direction and Filip Stilin left due to his other project. After some time Bernard was replaced by Filip Besednik and the band started working on their own music projects instead of covers, and later on Lucija Preucil joined the band to give more melodic taste in their music."
Greek act Conspiranoia has posted a clip online featuring both the intro song "Singularity" and the following track "The Unconditional Amusement," which are both taken from the band's first EP entitled "Spiritual Complexity."
The EP was recorded and produced by the band earlier this year. To hear more from Conspiranoia, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Australia's Atra Vetosus has posted the song "Spirit of The Forgotten Woods" online, which is taken off the band's new album "Voice's From The Eternal Night." Check out the song in the player below.
The full album's track listing is as follows:
I. Skies Of Obsidian Rain
II. A Palace Shrouded In Emptiness
III. The Spirit Of The Forgotten Woods
IV. Into The Dawnless Night [Interlude]
V. Under The Wings Of Darkness
VI. Nocturnal Winds
VII. Tortured By The Light Of A Thousand Stars
VIII. Far Beyond... [Outro]
French black metal act Hegemon, whose drummer Pierre Beziat passed away in 2010, has announced the band will soon begin the recordings for a new album, and follow-up to "Contemptus Mundi" (reviewed here).
The recording are slated to being this coming August, 2012. Further details will be announced as they are made available. In the meantime, you can check out some of Hegemon's music over at the band's MySpace page or through the YouTube clip below. More...
Brooklyn's Tombs, which recently released a new video for "Passageways," has now checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"Let's clear this up: 1: We recorded two songs this weekend for two separate releases, one is for a website, the other you'll hear about/see soon enough.
"2: We are not recording for the next album, we are however working on new material, but there will not be a new album released this year.
"3: Best case scenario we start recording in January.
"4: Thanks for all the support, we really appreciate it, really excited to be presenting a brand new song to tide everyone over while we continue the writings process.
"5: Seriously, thanks."
U.K. act Order of the Blackguard has released the "Travelling at the Speed of Dark" EP online for free streaming in anticipation of the band's upcoming new album "Black Is The Colour... None Is The Number." Check out the EP's tracks in the bandcamp player available below. The track listing is:
1. Black Seeds For A Bitter Harvest
2. Faith Drone
You can also listen to the new single "Church of the Shrike," which will be appearing on the upcoming full-length album, at this location.
The Tide Will Take Us has posted the title track online from the band's upcoming album, which can be heard below. The Tide Will Take Us also commented:
"Here's the title track off our full length album.. 'Putrid Dynasty,' Featuring Björn 'Speed' Strid (A fuckin' wicked human being, we're very happy to have worked with) produced by Jon Howard (vocalist of Threat Signal) and Co-Produced by Speed, Himself.. Set for online release on July 17th."
New York hardcore legends the Cro-Mags have posted a message online through their official Facebook page commenting on the recent incident at a show with Sick of it All, where former bassist Harley Flanagan entered the VIP Room with a knife and attacked several people. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"WE... as a band are truly sorry for the way it all turned out in every regard even the ex-member who's family is now effected by his choices. Our prayers go out to them as well as Mike C., and the others who were hurt, but it was 'his' choice to come to our concert with a hunting knife, standing by our dressing door. Who knows what his actual intent was, obviously he wasn't there with it to cut bread for a peace offering as he was heard saying outside he was putting an end to us playing without him. Let's move on now & stop the trash-talking. Keep that PMA - that's what we are all about."
Any further information regarding the incident will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.
Back in the mid-eighties, I first stumbled upon New Jersey trio Whiplash when I worked at Roadrunner Records. The Passaic thrash band had just unleashed its 1985 debut "Power and Pain" and was doing the interview circuit. I called the band, asking if they could do a 15 second radio ID for my station. A week later, I received a tape from the band to convert to audio cart, which went like this: "This is Tony from Whiplash....and this is Tony from Whiplash...and this is Tony from Whiplash...and you're tuned to 88.7 FM."
That's right, all three of them were named Tony. This tale of three Tonys began in the early eighties in the tri-state area. Tony Bono, Tony Portaro and Tony J. Scaglione got together and released a series of four demos, channeling that New York sound into thrash. While the three were fans of Bay area thrash from the left-coast, they were also a product of their roots and went for that immediate, pulverizing sound that was so prevalent in their surroundings. The scene was in its zenith, and these guys put that metropolitan sound front and center - along with such bands as Ludichri$t, Crumbsuckers, Rest In Pieces and others. More...