Metal News for August 14, 2013
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Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth and Devilment will be participating in the rock opera video game "Karmaflow." It will also feature members of Dragonforce and Epica.
If you'd like to support the coming release, you can pre-order the game and soundtrack by contributing to the Indie GoGo campaign here.
Korn shot a music video last week in Los Angeles, CA for the song "Love & Meth," taken from the new album, "The Paradigm Shift." Check out a behind the scenes clip from the set below. "The Paradigm Shift" will see release this coming October, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Prey For Me
2. Love & Meth
3. What We Do
4. Spike In My Veins
5. Mass Hysteria
6. Paranoid And Aroused
7. Never Never (streaming here)
8. Punishment Time
9. Lullaby For A Sadist
11. It’s All Wrong
12. Wish I Wasn’t Born Today (deluxe)
13. Tell Me What You Want (deluxe)
With its official physical release less than a week away, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming "Intermediate Level Hard-Core," the latest covers EP from splatterthrash death dealers Ghoul, in its entirety. Check it out below.
Featuring five tracks of gristly hardcore/punk reverence, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core" offers Ghoulified versions of tunes from GWAR, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A, and Dayglo Abortions.
Said Decibel of the tunes on deck, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core makes us want to run through a cemetery, skateboard in hand, climb a fence, and rage the curb blocks on the other side." More...
Painside has posted the "Build Your Fiction" release online, which can be heard in the player below.
The new effort was mixed by Mark Lewis (Trivium, All That Remains, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. All songs were recorded at Locomotiva Studio, produced by Carlos Saione, and engineered by Sidney Sohn Jr.
The band also comments: "Gone are the dark lyrics from the first album; now it's time to talk about life under a new light. This represents a new beginning: a new line-up, new logo, new symbol and marks the start of a new fiction built by the band." More...
U.K. act The Riverside (not to be confused with Poland's Riverside) has released a new music video online for "Punch and Judy," which was filmed and directed by Video Ink and is available below.
"Punch and Judy" comes off the band's "290" EP, due for release this coming Autumn 2013. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.
Los Angeles act Northwind Wolves has checked in with the following announcement about streaming samples online from the band's new album:
"Northwind Wolves would like to present our self produced 1st release entitled 'Astronomy.' We have 6 songs online as samples, and the full album is available for download on Itunes, Amazon, and 40 other of the most popular download sites.
"Northwind Wolves is preparing for live shows to support the first album, and we are also working on our second studio album already." More...
The bizarre and malevolent primal underground NYC hate cult known as Teloch Vovin will take part in the 2013 NYDM annual festival this weekend in Long Island.
One of two dozen acts set to storm the unruly masses at the massive four-day massacre this Thursday, August 15thth through Sunday the 18th, Teloch Vovin is set to perform Friday night, followed by Evoken and Black Anvil. Blood Feast, Prime Evil, Mausoleum, Deceased, Embalmer, Radiation Sickness and Engorge are just a few of the additional bands set to play during the gathering.
Following the NYDM Annual, Teloch Vovin will revisit Brooklyn's detrimental metal/spirits bunker Saint Vitus Bar taking part in the Pestis Atra Aestas Rituale with Forced, Coffin Birth, Negative Plane and the mighty Black Witchery on August 31st.
You can stream the band's full "I" EP at this location, or catch Teloch Vovin live:
8/15-18/2013 Red River Inn - Yaphank, NY w/ Evoken, Blood Feast, Prime Evil, Mausoleum
8/31/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Witchery, Negative Plane, Coffin Birth
Dream Theater has released a fourth installment in the video series documenting the making of the band's upcoming self-titled studio album, which will be available everywhere September 24th. Check it out below. The track listing for the album is:
1. False Awakening Suite
2. The Enemy Inside (streaming here)
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. Illumination Theory
In 2009, an entity rose to shine the Luciferian light upon the darkness in man. Through the occult waters of subconscious infinity comes Lucifericon!
Not much information can be gathered about the band, but it does feature some current or ex-members of such bands as Malicious Dream, Pentacle, Excision, and Destroyer 666 in the lineup.
Lucifericon has signed with Blood Harvest for one vinyl full-length album and the vinyl edition of the band's previously self-released MCD "The Occult Waters," now with new artwork from artist Daniel Self-Desecrator specially made for its vinyl release. The re-release will be coming August 30th, 2013.
2. The Temple of Lucifericon
3. Moon Over Fading Statues
4. Azazel's Torch
5. Deathtongue More...
On August 6th, 2013, Boston-based progressive metal outfit I Invent self-released debut EP "Chasm I." You can now stream the release below or over at Bandcamp here. The following press release was also issued about the EP:
"Consisting of four tracks recorded by Pathogenic drummer Anthony Lusk-Simone, this concept piece is the first in a planned trilogy of releases showcasing the forward-thinking and diverse songwriting of this new collective of musicians.
"Formed in October of 2012, i invent features veterans of the New England music scene who have spent time on the road in such acts as Anomia, Battleships, and Widow Sunday. Drawing influence from established groups like Volumes, The Contortionist, and Misery Signals, the quartet are poised to make themselves known as they hit the road regionally in support of their crushing debut recording. Chasm I features a guest performance from original vocalist (and Footage of a Yeti bassist) Jesse Heimowitz on the closing track 'No Horizons.'"
1. Clocktower 04:19
2. Bodies like Streetlights 03:59
3. Iron Grip and Empty Lungs 03:39
4. No Horizons 05:11 More...
The Throatruiner Records Bandcamp page is now offering a stream of "Borgne Et Aussi Aveugle," the debut track off the upcoming Death Mercedes LP "Sans Éclat." Check out the track below.
With members hailing from various backgrounds (Amanda Woodward, Cowards, L'Homme Puma, Ravi), the 2011-formed Parisian outfit plays a brand of passionate hardcore/punk that is difficult to nail down to a specific genre, swinging between crust, screamo and half a dozen other sub-genres to create a very personal sound.
"Sans Éclat" will be released on 12" vinyl on October 30th via Throatruiner Records and Sieve And Sand Records. More...
DevilDriver will be releasing sixth studio album "Winter Kills" (reviewed here) on August 27th via Napalm Records. As the release date draws near, DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara will be taking part in a special video chat with Alternative Press Magazine.
The chat will take place on August 21st at 6:00 PM EDT, and will be conducted through Ustream at this location. Fans are encouraged to submit their questions for Dez through Twitter using the hashtag #APAskDevildriver.
You can also read our recent interview with Dez over at this location. In support of the new release, DevilDriver will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium. Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis. Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA More...
Strengthen What Remains has premiered a new video for "Disregarded" at gluehc.com today. Check it out below. The band's new record "Turning A Blind Eye" is also out now via Blood & Ink Records.
Catch Strengthen What Remains live on these dates: More...
U.S. progressive metallers Thought Chamber are finally back with a new release, following up on debut album "Angular Perceptions" from 2007. Sophomore album "Psykerion" will be released on September 16th, 2013 in Europe and on October 1st, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
A first audio sample from the new "Psykerion" album can be heard now via a static video launched on the website of UK's Prog Magazine. Check out a full stream of the track "Transcend" below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
3. Psykerion: The Question
4. In the Words of Avakus
5. Light Year Time
7. The Black Hole Lounge
8. Circuits of O.D.D.
9. Behind the Eyes of Ikk
10. Isle of Bizen
11. Xyrethius II
13. Breath of Life
15. Planet Qwinkle
16. Inner Peace More...
At long last, Bombs of Hades' "Carnivores" 7" EP is seeing a re-release. Originally released in 2008 by Blood Harvest, "Carnivores" was the band's first official release following a debut demo. The lineup included ex-members of God Macabre, Abhoth, and Utumno.
Along with an altered cover, this vinyl reissue is actually a completely new pressing, as the original pressing plant has trashed the plates. The reissue is due out August 30th, 2013 and the track listing is as follows:
1. Necronomicus Kanth (The Hounds of Hell)
2. Twisted Decay
3. Slaughter the Dead
4. Disrespect Their Bones
5. Coffin More...
Southern hard rockers Nashville Pussy have a headlining U.S. tour kicking off later this fall. The run kicks off October 3rd in Charlotte, NC and will run through October 23rd in Pittsburgh, PA.
Nashville Pussy recently released a live record, recorded all over Europe, in a special 2 CD re-release of last studio album "From Hell To Texas," which was completely remixed for this edition. The album is available for purchase on Amazon. Check out a live version of "Piece of Ass" below.
The band has also started work on a new album; more details are expected to be announced soon.
10/3: Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
10/4: Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
10/5: Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
10/7: Knoxville, TN @ The Well
10/8: Roanoke, VA @ Martins Downtown
10/9: Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother
10/11: Altoona, PA @ Aldo's Lounge
10/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Neck Tie
10/13: Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
10/15: Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
10/17: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
10/18: South Kingston, RI @ Ocean Mist
10/20: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
10/22: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
10/23: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar More...
German thrash act Exumer has dropped off the upcoming Slaughterfest Tour in Europe with Onslaught, MPire of Evil and Master, citing logistical reasons as the cause.
The announcement reads:
"The logistical circumstances that preceded this tour made it impossible to commit to the tour, even if it meant giving up our co/ headlining spot on the bill. We are just as disappointed as everyone else who wanted to check out this killer tour package but we had to make a decision and as difficult it was, we opted to pull out of the tour. Anyone who has seen us live in the past knows that we try to play energetic and exciting shows possible. Unfortunately, the logistical problems surrounding the tour would've made it impossible to guarantee the fans a 100% of what we are capable of and to deliver what they expect every night.
"We refuse to shortchange our fans and ultimately tarnish the EXUMER brand just for some profit. Our withdraw[al] from the tour has nothing to do with the rest of the bands on the tour package and we wish them a great run with loads of success, as we have nothing but respect for each of the remaining bands on the bill.
"We will do our best to put together a string of shows in Europe next year to make up for this cancellation and ask for everyone to consider our apologies and hopefully see you at one of the next Exumer shows!!"
Finland's Coventhrall has released the track "In These Halls" from the album "Legacy of Morfuidra." Give the song a listen through the video clip below. The band also comments on the lyrical concept:
"From the Episode I - 'Morfuidra,' we could get to know both the planet and the people of Morfuidra as well as the secret they are hiding - the powerful technology that almost destroyed their civilazation in the past. The Episode II - 'Dreadnought,' introduced the Scavens - the space pirates from a distant galaxy, moving in a huge spaceship called Dreadnought. The threat to the Morfuidra comes from the nooks of hyperspace and the Elders are now searching for the man who will be able to protect the good citizens of this secluded planet.
"The Episode III - 'In These Halls,' continues the story of choosing a great and a noble man whose task will not be an easy one to fulfill. All the people of Morfuidra are gathered in a shelter where they can hide themselves from the threats coming from the Dreadnought. When they are all together in the ancestral meeting place, the process of selecting the right man begins. This is the one and only way to save their precious world. The Elders bring the items of blight from the holy sanctuary so they would find and show the chosen one among the citizens. The objects start glowing and going all in one direction - towards Avatar. The gods made their choice and people of Morfuidra are now full of hope, Avatar will bring peace to their homeland. Now his mission regards bravery and faith since he must find his way through the enemy fleets and go to the Emperor to bring his attention to the threat caused by the Scavens." More...
The Black Dahlia Murder will be embarking on a headlining tour across North American this Fall. Joining the run are Skeletonwitch, Fallujah, Noisem (10/24-11/19), and Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27).
The tour will begin on October 24th in Cleveland, OH and ends on November 27th in Flint, MI. The confirmed list of shows is available below.
"Everblack," the band's new album, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age). The Black Dahlia Murder's new music video for "Goat of Departure" was also recently made available, and can be seen right here. More...
In honor of its imminent release just one week away, today The Obelisk is streaming "Scorn," the harrowing new full-length from Denver misanthropes Primitive Man in its entirety! Give the album a listen at this location.
"Scorn" was initially unleashed earlier this year via a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. Recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.), Primitive Man's "Scorn" boasts seven smothering psalms of hate, despair and rampant discontent for the world and all those in it.
Relapse Records will reissue "Scorn" on CD, LP, and digitally on August 20th, 2013. Catch the band live:
8/15/2013 Monstro's Pizza - Chico, CA
8/17/2013 Deadfest - Oakland, CA
8/18/2013 5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA
8/19/2013 The Dial - Murrieta, CA
8/20/2013 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV
8/21/2013 Shred Shed - Salt Lake City, UT
In the midst of a tour with Amercian Head Charge, Josh "The J" Keys, guitarist for comedy rock kings Psychostick, comments on the band's upcoming tour stop in Twin Lakes, WI for the WIIL Rockfest on August 24th.
Josh says: "WIIL Rock has been a big supporter of Psychostick over the years, and we're so stoked to play WIIL Rock Fest that it makes me want to do the happiest happy-dance that the world has ever seen. Twice!"
The festival's lineup includes: Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains, Adam Gontier, Nonpoint, Trapt, Hurt, Smile Empty Soul, Red Line Chemistry, Airbourne, Soil, Art of Dying, Wayland, Brand New Machine, and Edisun.
In additional news, the band has released a new music video for "Sadface :(" a social media song poking fun at wall whiners and pointless, attention-seeking posts. The track is from the band's fifth and latest release "Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D." Check out the video right here.
Psychostick guitarist Josh "The J" Key also comments: "This song declares war on terrible, bitchy, whiney, pointless, attention-seeking posts. If you need someone to listen to your problems, go see a therapist (No... REALLY, stop reading this and go talk to a professional RIGHT NOW). What I love about this video is the feel. We wanted to feel like you were being yelled at you through the internet to knock that shit off. Another great thing about this video is how many hidden gems are in it. If you pause the video and take time to read all the mock comments, you will be greatly rewarded." More...
Pitchfork has just premiered a brand new song from Boise doom duo Wolvserpent's upcoming Relapse debut, "Perigaea Antahkarana." Listen to "In Mirrors of Water" at this location.
"With layers of strings and fistfuls of patience, 'In Mirrors of Water,' the 22-minute centerpiece of the forthcoming Perigaea Antahkarana, builds from the saturated hum of Mono to the bleak evisceration of Mayhem," Pitchfork notes. "Even when Wolvserpent sounds plainly pretty, a hint of danger lurks steadfast in the background, foreshadowing the tumult that inevitably arrives."
The four song, 80-minute album will be released on September 17th, 2013 on 2CD, digital, and 2XLP formats. The band has unveiled an album preview video, available below.
Wolvserpent has also just announced a string of lives dates. Catch the band on these dates:
Fri Oct 11 Boise ID @ Nuerolux Record Release Show
Wed Oct 23 Tacoma WA @ 5th Dimension w/TBA
Thur Oct 24 Portland OR @ Ash St w/Taurus and Druden
Fri Oct 25 Seattle Infinity Productions presents @ Highline w/Addaura and A Story of Rats
Sat Oct 26 Vancouver BC Cvlt Nation Presents @ Astoria w/Addaura
Fri Nov 1 Los Angeles CA Ear Splitters Presents @The Complex W/Ides of Gemini
Sat Nov 2 San Francisco CA Subiminal SF Presents @ The Hemlock w/Sutekh Hexen More...
Vattnet Viskar's debut album "Sky Swallower" will hit stores September 3rd in North America and the band has now teamed up with Terrorizer (UK) to premiere the track "Apex." Check out the song below.
"Sky Swallower" features cover art by Bryan Proteau (Pallbearer) and the track listing is as follows:
Roadrunner Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a retrospective box set:
"On October 1, we'll be releasing 'XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records,' a four-disc box set that chronicles our first thirty years in existence.
"Each disc in the set will reflect a period in our history, with artists such Mercyful Fate, Deicide, Brujeria, Suffocation, Type O Negative, Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, Gojira, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, and Rush being represented.
"Furthermore, the set will feature liner notes written by Decibel contributor Chris Dick in addition to quotes from founder Cees Wessels; legendary A&R guru Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more."
From February 18th - 22nd, the Devin Townsend Project will join "Progressive Nation At Sea 2014," the premier prog cruise featuring Transatlantic, Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian, King's X, Pain of Salvation, Animals as Leaders, The Safety Fire, Bigelf, and more.
Heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas, this 4-day event is set in the Caribbean and on the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship where fans are encouraged to enjoy music from morning 'til night. Visit this location to register for the pre-sale.
After releasing "Epicloud" last year, the Devin Townsend Project will be giving fans a new CD/DVD set this fall, entitled "Retinal Circus." Due out October 29th in the USA via InsideOut Music (September 30th in Europe), "Retinal Circus" will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set with the following imports available at CM Distro:
--standard 2-disc DVD
--standard 1-disc Blu-Ray
--standard 2-CD audio
--special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set
--diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (full details of its contents to be revealed soon)
Filmed in fall 2012, the "Retinal Circus" takes place at London's historic Roundhouse venue and includes a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend's entire career. More...
Wolfpakk, the multi-musician band formed by Michael Voss (Mad Max) and Mark Sweeney (Ex-Crystal Ball) posted a new music video for the track "Dark Revelation." The song appears on the upcoming sophomore LP "Cry Wolf," which is scheduled for release on August 30th (EU) and September 24th (North America) via AFM Records.
The myriad of guest appearances for the album reads as follows:
Vocals: Amanda Somerville (Kiske/Somerville), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Göran Edman (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell, Hardline), Doogie White (Ex-Rainbow, Michael Schenker), Tony Mills (Shy, TNT), Blaze Baley (Ex-Iron Maiden), Piet Sielck (Iron Savior), Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway) Bass: Mike Winkler (Session Musician)
Guitars: Kee Marcello (Ex-Europe), Mandy Meyer (Krokus, Ex-Gotthard), Roland Grapow (Masterplan), Martin Rauber (Top4tea)
Keyboards: Don Airey (Deep Purple), Tony Carey (Ex-Rainbow)
Drums: Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake /Ozzy), Hermann Rarebell (Ex-Scorpions), Roland Jahoda (Ex-Paradox, F.U.C.K.)
Check out "Dark Revelation" here: More...
Mind melting NYC pillagers Thinning the Herd have just completed their newest official video for the ripping anthem "Rabbits." The track hails from the act's sophomore full-length album, "Freedom From The Known."
The self-produced new video is a more than five-minute movie starring the band - including Rick Cimato, the band's previous bassist who tragically passed away last year - with integrating visuals from across the universe depicting ancient wizard monks migrating to Earth by command of a flying disc.
Thinning the Herd today proudly unleash the new video, which also serves as another homage to fallen brother Rick. Check it out below.
Thinning the Herd continues to hook up shows in support of "Freedom From The Known," with several late Summer and early Fall gigs locked and more in the works across the region. These pending shows will be the very first TTH performances as a quartet, as the longtime trio has just expanded, bringing in new blood Brian Murphey on bass and moving Wes Edmonds to second guitar. The rest of the current lineup is rounded out by drummer Garth Macaleavey, also Murphey's bandmate in previous act Madame Trashy, and founding guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Gavin Spielman.
9/13/2013 The Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY @ Stoned Fry Day The 13th w/ Geezer, Borracho
10/26/2013 Webster Hall - New York, NY @ Stoned Halloween Show More...
Italian power metal act Rhapsody of Fire (not to be confused with Luca Turilli's Rhapsody) has completed the recording phase for the long awaited new album. The album is the first to feature guitarist Roberto De Micheli, who took over when the band split with co-founder Luca Turilli. De Micheli handled all the guitar duties for the record after the band's split with Tom Hess.
The announcement came via Facebook: "Dear friends, all the recordings for the Rhapsody Of Fire new studio album are done !! We are getting ready to start the mix of the first songs and we are all very excited!!"
More news on the release is expected shortly.
Mighty Music is proud to announce the signing of the French metal band Solekahn. After nine years of silence, the band is now ready to release second full-length album "Nightlights" throughout Europe on October 14th, 2013.
A preview video for the first track on the album, “Haste to Decline,” can be found below. Mighty Music also comments:
"Solekahn is a dark/death metal band from France established in 1998. Since 2001 the trio has consisted of Olivier DB (Vocals, guitars, bass & effects), Cédric LK (drums) and Eric BR (bass & keys). In 2002 the first EP 'Suffering Winds' was amazingly welcomed by metal critics worldwide and brought tons of positive feedbacks. The Suffering Fall Tour took place at the end of that year and the band reached Germany, Switzerland & France. More...
Denver metal band Moth has released a new music video for "Dissolved," which comes off the 2013 debut album "Endlessly In Motion." The video was directed and filmed by Ryan Glisan and can be viewed below.
Swedish death metal act Grave posted a lyric video for the new track "Venial Sin." The song appears on the upcoming new EP "Morbid Ascent," which is scheduled for release on August 17th in North America and August 19th in Europe via Century Media Records.
The track listing for "Morbid Ascent" is:
1. Venial Sin
2. Morbid Ascent
3. Possessed (Satyricon cover)
4. Epos (Risen from the Tomb Remix)
5. Reality of Life
Check out "Venial Sin"
Soulfly posted up the third installment of the behind the scenes in studio video series for the upcoming release "Savages." The album is set to drop on October 4th via Nuclear Blast (pre-order here).
The video features one of the guests to appear on the release: Mitch Harris (Napalm Death). Other guests to appear include: Igor Cavalera, Jr. (Lody Kong), Neil Fallon (Clutch) and Jamie Hanks (I Declare War).
The track list for "Savages" is:
1. Bloodshed (see lyric video)
2. Cannibal Holocaust?
4. Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla
5. Master of Savagery?
7. This Is Violence
9. El Comegente
Check out the video here: More...
Sabaton's scheduled performance in Volgograd, Russia in a few weeks at the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad may be in jeopardy. It seems organizations and political representatives of the former communist nation had "studied" and deemed the Swedish power metal act a "Nazi band."
The performance has not officially been cancelled, however, the band did post the following on its Facebook Page in an effort to repel the rumored "study":
"Did the Nazis win the battle of Stalingrad?
"We have been reached by the news that some organizations and political representatives who claims to have studied us has come to the conclusion that Sabaton are a nazi band, and because of that our scheduled appearance at the 70th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad should be cancelled. This show is to take place in a few weeks in Volgograd.
"Further, these people believe that we will desecrate the Russian flag during our concert (which we have never done and of course have no intention of doing) and they are now trying their best to ban Sabaton from all of Russia!!!
"We know that the people of Russia is far more intelligent than this and thus we hope that reason will allow us to play this concert in honour of this historical event and the Soviet soldiers who fought for their freedom.
"Sabaton is and has always been a NON-POLITICAL and NON-RELIGIOUS band and holds a lot of respect to the veterans of war and the heroic and non-selfish acts that was performed in a time of need.
"P.S. - It should be noted that Sabaton has been awarded honorary membership of the "Scions of the 17th Airborne Division", an organization that consists of veterans from the very same airborne division who fought against the Nazis in 'The battle of the Bulge' and 'Operation Varsity.'" More...
Dutch death metal act Bodyfarm unveiled the album artwork and track listing for the band's upcoming sophomore effort "The Coming Scourge." The cover was created by Junajo Castellano. Guest stars to appear on the album include vocalist Dirk Williams (a/k/a Garath) (Usthor) and guitarist Stephan Gebédi (Hail of Bullets).
"The Coming Scourge" drops on September 20th via Cyclone Empire. The track listing is:
2. Frontline Massacre
3. Vortex Of Terror
4. The Coming Scourge (feat. Dirk Williams of USTHOR)
5. Eden´s Destruction
6. The Well Of Decay
7. The Frozen Halls
8. Der Landkreuzer (feat. Stephan Gebédi of HAIL OF BULLETS)
9. The Siege Of The Mind
10. Enter The Eternal Fire (Bathory Cover) More...
The new super group Twilight of the Gods, which features Alan Averill (Primordial), Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth/ex-Dimmu Borgir), Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir/ex-Mayhem), Patrik Lindgren (Thyrfing), and Frode Glesnes (Einherjer), is streaming the new track "Destiny Forged In Blood."
The song appears on the upcoming debut release "Fire on the Mountain," which drops via Season of Mist on September 27th (EU) and October 1st (North America).
The track listing for "Fire on the Mountain" is:
1. Destiny Forged In Blood
2. Children Of Cain
3. Fire On The Mountain (1683) (streaming here)
4. Preacher Man
5. Sword Of Damocles
6. The End Of History
7. At Dawn We Ride
Check out "Destiny Forged in Blood" here: More...
Dublin folk/doom act Mael Mórdha is streaming the new track "All Eire Will Quake." The song appears on the band's forthcoming new album "Damned When Dead," which will be released on September 16, 2013 via Candlelight Records. The album is the band's fourth and first since signing with Candlelight Records.
The track listing for "Damned When Dead" is:
2. King of the English
3. Dawning of the Grey
4. All Eire will Quake
5. Bloody Alice (of Abergavenny)
6. The Sacking of the Vedrafjord
7. A Dirge
8. Damned When Dead
Check out "All Eire Will Quake": More...
Ashes of Ares, featuring Ex-Iced Earth members Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales, posted the first part in a series of track-by-track videos for the upcoming self-titled debut album, which drops on September 6th via Nuclear Blast Records. The video features Matt Barlow discussing five new tracks.
"Ashes Of Ares" will be released as a limited CD in digipak including a bonus track, as well as, two different 2 LP versions. The track list is as follows:
1. The Messenger
2. Move the Chains
3. On Warrior's Wings
5. This is my Hell
6. Dead Man's Plight
7. Chalice of Man
8. The Answer
9. What I Am
10. The One-Eyed King
11. The Answer (Acoustic Version) (Bonus Track)
Check out part one here: More...
Queensryche posted live footage of the band performing the classic song "Queen of the Reich" on the 2013 installment of the Monsters of Rock Cruise. The audio was taken from the deluxe version of the new album "Queensrÿche" (see review here) which is available now via Century Media Records. The video was filmed and edited by Dave "Ravage" Stabley and Chris Golden for A Big Bad Dog Production.
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Finnish melodic death metal act Omnium Gatherum released a new music video for the track "Sonic Sign," the third video for the band's latest LP "Beyond" (see "Formidable" and "The Unknowing"). The video was directed and edited by Olli-Pekka Lappalainen. Director of photography was Tapio Aulu and it was shot by Teemu Saarinen. The actor in the video is Tomi Pietilä (who also recorded the audio of Stratovarius' latest live LP "Under Flaming Skies").
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