Metal News for August 14, 2014
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New music and videos from Sixx:A.M. and Screaming Eagles this week. More...
South Wales outfit Black Light Machine has released a music video for "Untie My Hands," which was produced by Dan Angelow and PitchBlack Studios and can be seen below.
You can also download the track for free at this location. Black Light Machine consists of:
Andy Makin - Guitar/Vocals
Chris Angelow - Guitar
Tom Williams - Drums
Jason Sims - Bass
Progressive drone project Blackwolfgoat is the solo vessel of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw) specializing in looped guitar movements, building and layering upon each other to create compositions of dense distortion and delicate lines, as well as purely ambient pieces.
Shepard’s Blackwolfgoat will unleash a brand new full-length entitled "Drone Maintenance" on August 26th via Small Stone. As a precursor to its unveiling, Cvlt Nation is currently streaming second track, “Notausgang.” Give it a listen below.
Comments Shepard: “‘Notausgang’ is a psychedelic guitar freak-out, definitely different from anything Blackwolfgoat has done before. It was inspired by bands like Guru Guru and Ash Ra Tempel, German bands from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s who had lots of crazy guitar stuff going on in their songs. And Jimi Hendrix too, there’s definitely some Hendrix influence in there as well. It’s basically just a straight up guitar freak-out.” More...
Relapse Records is proud to announce the deluxe vinyl reissue of Death's landmark, genre-defining album "Spiritual Healing."
Originally released in 1990, "Spiritual Healing" marked a new turn in the Death discography. Previously remastered and reissued on deluxe 2CD and limited edition 3CD in the Fall of 2013, this definitive version is now available on vinyl for the first time ever.
"Spiritual Healing" will see it’s vinyl reissue as a single LP, limited edition picture disc, and super limited deluxe 2xLP box set on September 30th in North America, September 29th in the UK/World, and September 26th in Germany/Benelux/Finland.
Pre-orders are available through Relapse Records here. The LP features liner notes from Death players James Murphy and Terry Butler, Chuck’s sister Beth Schuldiner and Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen.
The single LP features a completely new remaster of the original album and the second LP (available exclusively in the box set) contains 9 rehearsals and outtakes never before pressed on vinyl. The single LP and picture disc contain a digital download for both discs of the 2CD reissue, while the double LP box set includes an exclusive pin, LP sized felt slipmat, double sided album art poster, 4 panel LP insert, and a digital download of the remastered 3CD version. The track listing will be: More...
As Philadelphia's hypershred-grinders in Die Choking prep their second 7" for public infiltration this September 29th, today Noisey.Vice.com breaks off the first chunk off of the EP and rams it into humanity's collective jugular.
Choke on "Non-Yielder" below. The track leads of the "II" EP and was created in retaliation to mankind's self-serving, egocentric ways, as an outcry to never give up against the suffocating amount of bullshit we're dealt each day.
The fifty-one second destroyer features guest vocals by Steve Jansson from Trench Rot/Unrest, and just like its lyrical intent, yields for absolutely nothing. You can also catch the band live on these dates:
8/14/2014 Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PA
8/16/2014 Really Awesome Super Fun Fest - Wilmington, DE w/ Sete Star Sept, Tercer Mundo
10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA *II record release show w/ Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain
10/18/2014 The Wasteland - Kutztown, PA @ V.O.S Fest w/ Fantasy Panther, Unknown To God More...
Six-headed death machine Aversions Crown has signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment for the release of "Tyrant."
Formed in 2010 in Queensland’s Brisbane, Aversions Crown developed a pummeling blend of mechanized brutality and haunting atmospherics by utilizing three guitarists brandishing 8-string guitars.
"Tyrant," the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut "Servitude," was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with Thy Art Is Murder'ss Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis of Audio Hammer mixing.
With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage Aversions Crown churns out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or a coming invasion. The striking artwork was created by Pär Olofsson.
Commented guitarist Chris Cougan on the band’s union with Nuclear Blast Entertainment: “A nuclear blast is pretty much what happened to my mind when I found out the label was interested in Aversions Crown. Nuclear Blast are the pinnacle of metal labels. We couldn’t be more stoked.”
The late 2014 impact of "Tyrant" will follow the viral success of the album’s first video "Hollow Planet," which was originally self-released as a stand-alone single and can be seen below. More...
After reuniting last year, California hardcore/thrash metal crossover act Excel has since teamed up with Southern Lord for a forthcoming reissue of the debut album, "Split Image."
Originally released in 1987 through Suicidal and Caroline Records, "Split Image" was produced by Randy Burns (Death, Possessed, Megadeth, Kreator, Suicidal Tendencies). The reissue of the album will now be officially re-released in North America on September 30th.
Remastered by Brad Boatright (Bl'ast!, Sleep, Obituary, Black Breath) the Southern Lord issue of "Split Image" comes with a massive amount of bonus material including the "Welcome to Venice" comp tracks, "Personal Onslaught" demo, and the "Refuse to Quit" demo.
The LP Includes a 32-page 7" X 7" booklet with photos from the era and a 11" x 17" poster of the original Michael Seiff album cover artwork. The CD contains bonus demo material, including the "Personal Onslaught" and "Refuse to Quit" demos, as well as a booklet with many rare and unseen photos. The track listing is: More...
Machine Head will release eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut "Bloodstone & Diamonds" this Fall.
The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga, and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was mixed by Colin Richardson. Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap and Steve Lagudi.
“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn. “It's been a heck of a ride. It looked like it might not ever happen again at one point, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're going to love it Head Cases.
“Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”
The track listing is as follows:
1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
7. Beneath The Silt
8. In Comes The Flood
9. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire More...
Having shattered legs and various other limbs with a pioneering style of slam since the early '90s, New York death metal band Internal Bleeding is preparing to initiate it's latest offensive with the release of "Imperium" on September 30th (the band's first release in nearly a decade).
"Imperium" was produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York. As a precursor to it's unveiling, today Metal Injection premieres a new video for the album's closing bruiser, "Castigo Corpus Meum."
Loosely meaning "I punish my body," this smoldering clip serves as the band's first official music video in it's entire twenty-plus year career. Comments drummer Bill Tolley, "We chose 'Castigo' because it contains everything you'd expect from us - the spine crushing slams, the dramatic tempo changes and heavy grooves - plus it has a bit of a surprise twist at the end that we think makes the song interesting and a bit different than what you'd expect from us."
Check out the video below, and you can also catch the band live on the Carnival of Death tour in October. Dates are available after the jump. More...
New York black metal back Black Anvil is gathering ammo for a live infiltration alongside Skeletonwitch and Ghoul.
Set to embark on September 5th in Chicago, the nefarious caravan will blister its way through seventeen cities, coming to a close on September 24th in San Francisco. From there, Black Anvil will perform four additional headlining shows in Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, and Covington with more live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks.
After cancelling shows due to a health issue, Eyes Set To Kill now announces the "Little Liar Tour," which is being sponsored by the Appstage mobile app.
The band continues to support the release of "Masks" (Century Media 2013) and current radio single "Little Liar."
"We are exceedingly grateful to have dedicated diehard fans which makes being on the road so worth it," states Eyes Set To Kill singer, Alexia Rodriguez.
"We've been fortunate to live our dream and bring our music to our fans while introducing them to some fresh, up and coming bands as well," adds Rodriguez. The new tour will kick off on October 4th at Muncheez in Beckley, WV with support from Scare Don't Fear and Like Monroe. More...
Pierce the Veil has been sequestered at Dan Korneff's Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York, writing and recording a brand new album due for a January 2015 release on Fearless Records.
As yet untitled, the release is being produced by Korneff (A Day To Remember, Paramore) who worked with the band on previous album "Collide."
Vocalist Vic Fuentes began working on ideas as early as late last year and began writing new material in earnest this Spring. He and the band - Mike Fuentes (drums), Tony Perry (guitar), and Jaime Preciado (bass) - started pre-production in May in their newly-renovated San Diego home studio.
In June, with 11 songs written, the band headed to New York to begin recording; nine of those songs are earmarked for the new album, and the band has written two more since.
Said Vic about the sessions, "We try to stay focused on writing and recording songs that we're happy with, that we like, songs that will be fun to play live and that our fans will want to sing along with, songs that offer a little something different, but are all still very much PTV songs." More...
"Void Silence" is a new track taken from the upcoming Awakening Sun "Into The Light." Check out the song in the YouTube player below.
"Into The Light" is currently due for release in January of 2015 and features artwork by Vytautas Stankevicius. Further details are forthcoming, and in the mean time you can check out previous music from Awakening Sun at Bandcamp here.
Betraying The Martyrs has released a new tour report video, available for viewing below. You can also catch the band live with Born Of Osiris, Thy Art Is Murder, Within The Ruins, and Erra in October. Dates are available at this location.
The band also just released new album "Phantom," which included a cover of "Let It Go" off the Disney movie Frozen. Watch the music video for "Let It Go" over here.
After streaming the "Escalation Of Terror" track online, Winnipeg melodic death metal band Laika is now premiering another track titled "The Immortal."
Check out the new song below, courtesy of No Clean Singing. The track hails from forthcoming full-length album "Somnia," due out September 30th, 2014 on Filth Regime Records.
"The immortal is a track that touches the subject of the capacity of human strength. How far ones willing to go and pushing that thought until it leads to loss of life or some other extreme. Something we all witness in day to day life. This track is one of our favorites on the album and really shows the dynamic that Laika has as a whole," comments vocalist Jordan Dorge. The album's track listing is:
1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52)
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13) More...
Modern thrash metal band Incite - fronted by Richie Cavalera - is pleased to announce the release of yet another brand new track, titled "Fallen," cut from the upcoming album "Up In Hell," which is due out on September 2nd, 2014 via Minus HEAD Records. Listen to the track below, courtesy of Metal Insider.
“‘Fallen’ is a very deep song for me,” states Richie Cavalera. “I had a friend pass away during the recording of Up In Hell, and it brought back a lot of emotions from when my brother died and all the other loved ones in my life that have passed. I feel everyone can relate to it. It’s rocking and very solid from beginning to end.”
For "Up In Hell," the band churned out studio time with Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Hatebreed, Parkway Drive) at Hideaway Studios, who produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered the record. Production assistance was provided by Thomas Bellier and Jon Nicholson of Drum Fetish is credited as drum technician on the album. The track listing is as follows:
1. Up In Hell
3. False Flag
5. Rightful Spot (featuring Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats)
6. Rise to Greatness
7. Who Am I
8. Still Here
9. Losing Grip
10. To the Depths More...
Belgian black metal band Saille has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:
"Today we have painful news... our bass player Didier Vancampo is leaving Saille and it was an extremely difficult decision to make.
"The past months he has been struggling to combine his personal life with Saille and at some point choices have to be made.
"We part as friends, no bad words: Didier is a cool guy and deserves respect for the years he spent with us. Of course we wish him nothing but the best in life and we will support him in all his future endeavours."
Saille is also gearing up to release third full-length "Eldritch," which follows sophomore release "Ritu" (reviewed here).
The time has come: tomorrow marks the kick-off of Doyle's very first U.S. trek, dubbed the “Annihilate America Tour.”
The tour begins in Rochester, NY and runs through the U.S. for a month, closing in Lakewood, OR on September 15th. Ashylus is set to support Doyle throughout the entire run.
8/15 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
8/16 - Stafford Springs, CT @ Stafford Palace Theatre
8/17 – Woodside, NY @ Blackthorn
8/18 - Long Branch, NJ @ The Brighton Bar
8/19 - Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
8/20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
8/21 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
8/22 - Elizabethon, TN @ Bonnie Kate Theatre
8/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
8/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
8/26 - Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
8/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Bar
8/28 - Mcallen, TX @ Aces North
8/29 – Laredo, TX @ L.I.F.E Downs Pavilion
8/30 –El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
8/31 – Tuscon, AZ @ The Fly Catcher More...
Edmonton, AB based death metal trio (now turned four piece) Display of Decay has teamed up with NefariousRealm.com to stream latest single, "Manchurian Candidate," which can be heard below.
The upcoming EP "Outbreak of Infection" is scheduled to be unleashed August 26th, 2014 with two live festivals paired around the same time. Additionally, the band’s live show is growing with the addition of a new guitarist, Jeremy Puffer, who also plays in Valyria.
Jeremy had this to say about joining the band: “Well I'm personally pretty excited on it as I have been a fan of them since I discovered the metal scene of Edmonton, I feel it’s a great opportunity to gain experience, see the band potentially evolve and immerse myself in the scene more. I admire their spirit of staying true and keeping to their roots and how humble they are as people. I'm also having a blast learning and playing their stuff, it’s nice to change things up and perform one of my favorite metal styles as their new guitarist.”
Display Of Decay welcomes the new guitarist live at Harvesting Hell with Origin and The Faceless an Edmonton Metal festival from August 22nd – August 24th at The Pawn Shop Live. The new EP's track listing is as follows:
1. Born of Rot (3:37)
2. Manchurian Candidate (4:24)
3. Praise The Gore (3:30)
4. Outbreak of Infection (3:50)
5. Black Diamond (KISS cover) (3:13) More...
Northern Oak, the South Yorkshire folk metal group, today reveals a lyric video for "Nerthus," which serves as a first taste of forthcoming album "Of Roots And Flesh" (due out October 4th).
"Nerthus" is a song that describes the worship ritual for an ancient pagan goddess of the same name. Guitarist Chris Mole elaborates:
"A statue of the goddess would be carted around the island where she was worshiped to receive offerings from her followers. The statue would be taken to a sacred pool to be cleansed by a group of slaves, who would then be slaughtered, as touching the goddess and looking upon her face was considered too divine for mortals to survive.
"Martin's lyrics tell the story of one slave who willingly offers himself up for this duty, seeing it as an honour and a way to atone for the worthlessness of his former life.
“We think ‘Nerthus’ is one of the strongest songs on the album, both lyrically and musically - Martin's lyrics are really emotive, and the song has some really powerful riffs and a solo which I really love playing.” More...
Fangoria Magazine has premiered the new video from Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) titled "Dreams In Inertia," which was directed by Max Moore and can be seen below.
"Dreams In Inertia" is taken off the "I Am King" album, due out September 2nd via Deathwish. The track listing is as follows:
1. I Am King
3. Dreams In Inertia
4. Unclean Spirit
5. Alone In A Room
6. My World
8. Your Body Is Ready
9. Thinners Of The Herd
10. Bind You
Spokane instrumental trio Odyssey is gearing up to release a new EP titled "The Turning Tide," and today the band reveals the cover artwork and track listing, available below.
1. The Devil's in the Details
2. The Turning Tide
3. The Machine Stops
4. Quietly Waiting
You can also catch the band live on these dates:
Aug 16th: The Emerald - Richland, WA
Sept 6th: Underground 15 - Spokane, WA
Sept 20th: The Palace Lounge - Missoula, MT More...
1349 is streaming a cover of Voivod's "Tornado" as part of Decibel Magazine's flexi disc series, and you can now hear the track at SoundCloud here.
The band will also release new album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" on September 30th, 2014. The track listing is as follows:
U.K. melodic death metal act Engraved Disillusion unveiled the artwork for the band's new release "The Eternal Rest" (shown below). The artwork was created by Colin Marks at Rainsong Design (Nevermore, Scar Symmetry, Sylosis). "The Eternal Rest" is expected to be released late this year.
The band commented on the recording process: "We spent two weeks in June recording at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey with Grammy nominated producer Karl Groom (Dragonforce and Threshold), the result was 'The Eternal Rest', a groundbreaking album in our career. The Eternal Rest combines the brutality and beauty that only few bands can achieve."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Life is...
2. Embrace the Flames
4. Curse the Sorrow
5. Shadows Run Black
6. No Tomorrow
7. Into Oblivion
8. In Aeternum
9. Echoes From a Silent Sky
10. The Eternal Rest More...
Chilean death metal band Heretics is re-releasing the "Wisdom From The Ancient Altars" album with the tracks from EP release "The Dark Side Secrets" via Digmetalworld Records. You can stream the re-release version below, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. The eyes of Thot
4. Goddes Lilitu
5. Craft of witches
6. Sacrifice of Cataro
7. The Dark Side Secrets
8. Lost Spirits
9. The dark side secrets (Intro) (EP)
10. Sacrifice of Cataro (EP)
11. Goddes Lilitu (Outro) (EP)
Heretics was formed in 1994, and its currently working on its sophomore album as well as a live footage DVD. More...
Following nearly a year off the grid, with the band's most recent performance having taken place at 2013's Pestis Atra Aestas Rituale, NYC-based black metal coven Teloch Vovin just declared a rash of late Summer/early Autumn live rituals across the region, as well as new, impending recordings.
First up, Teloch Vovin will join Lord Almighty, Occultation, Nexul, and Black Witchery at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar on September 12th. The following night group will travel south for a first live invasion of Philadelphia, sharing the stage with Pissgrave, Nexul, Krieg, and Black Witchery.
One week later, Teloch Vovin will join the festivities at Wrath Of The Goat 3 Fest in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The band will also return to Saint Vitus Bar in October for The Rage Of Armageddon 2 Fest. More...
Long Beach, CA hard rock band Sunflower Dead just released a brand new music video for the re-mixed version of the track “Wasted” via Blank TV. Check it out below.
"Wasted" was re-imagined and mixed by Eddie Wohl, known for his work with bands like Fuel, Anthrax, and Ill Nino, and mastered by Maor Applebaum. This new version of “Wasted” is not available for purchase yet, but will become available beginning August 19th.
Sunflower Dead is currently on tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE. The tour visits 27 U.S. cities throughout the month of August, coming to a close in Grand Rapids, MI on August 30th. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Seattle metal band Sanctuary has posted the artwork for upcoming album, "The Year The Sun Died," which was created by Travis Smith and can be seen below.
The album will be released in North America on October 14th (October 6th in Europe) and will feature 11 tracks. There will be a deluxe media book, available exclusively at CM Distro in the United States, which features expanded packaging and the bonus track, "Waiting for the Sun," originally recorded by The Doors. The track listing is as follows:
1. Arise and Purify
2. Let The Serpent Follow Me
3. Exitium (Anthem of the Living)
4. Question Existence Fading
5. I Am Low
7. One Final Day (Sworn to Believe)
8. The World is Wired
9. The Dying Age
10. Ad Vitam Aeternam
11. The Year the Sun Died More...
The reactivated At The Gates just wrapped up recording, mixing, and mastering work for comeback album "At War With Reality," and has now confirmed release dates of October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records.
With the classic line-up from "Slaughter Of The Soul" (1995), At The Gates held the recording sessions for "At War With Reality" with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman and then proceeded to mix the material with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with a report as follows: "We are very excited to finally have finished this new album. An album that we've been working on for over a year now. It's by far the most challenging record that we have made, but it's an honest album and I think that you will feel that it is faithful to the legacy of At The Gates.
"We have, through the process of creating it, been true to ourselves and our art. From hearing the first demos that Anders presented to the band last summer, through the extensive stages of songwriting, pre-production, rehearsals, recording and mixing, we now finally got the finished album in our hands.
"We are very happy to have managed to produce an album that we feel is truly 'us'. Something we can all stand behind one hundred percent. I can't wait 'til you all get to hear it!" More...
Allen/Lande, featuring Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen and ex-MasterPlan vocalist Jorn Lande, is streaming the new track "Come Dream With Me." The song is the opening track from the upcoming fourth studio release "The Great Divide," which is out on October 17th via Frontiers Records.
The vocalists are backed by guitarist/bassist/producer Timo Tolkki (Timo Tolkki's Avalon/ex-Stratovarius) and Jami Huovinen (Ring of Fire) on drums.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Come Dream With Me
2. Down From the Mountain
3. In the Hands of Time
4. Solid Ground
5. Lady of Winter
6. Dream About Tomorrow
7. Hymn to the Fallen
8. The Great Divide
9. Reaching for the Stars
Check out "Come Dream With Me" here: More...
Boston death thrashers Revocation revealed details of the upcoming fifth full length studio release, and first with Metal Blade Records, "Deathless." The album is set for an October 14th release and the artwork and track list have bee unveiled. "Deathless" will be available in CD, 2LP and digital formats. The title track can be heard streaming in the player below and pre-orders can be made at this location.
"Deathless" was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts. The album is ten tracks of "ambitious, catchy, and undeniably heavy material." Musically, cuts like "Madness Opus" showcase a more deliberate REVOCATION - restrained, if even moderately so, to deliver a slow, near-dirge like track. Alternatively, the title track highlights the diversity of Davidson's vocals with a catchy chorus. It's an earworm the likes of which the band had only previously hinted. The rest of the album offers a refreshing variety of music and truly feels like an "album", rather than a collection of similar tracks. This is a refinement, achieved only through years of focusing on their craft.
Davidson adds, "Collectively, we feel that "Deathless" is our finest offering yet. The songs are incredibly varied and each one showcases a different element of the band. Technically, everyone is in top form on this record, as well, and we really pushed ourselves to deliver the best performances possible on all fronts. This is a new chapter and a new beginning for the band; we can't wait for this record to be unleashed in October!"
Lyrically, "Deathless" addresses life on the road and the band's commitment to touring, followed by even more touring. Davidson discusses the track "Madness Opus," which debuted on the recent tour with DevilDriver: "The crowd response for that tune has been overwhelmingly positive. It's one of the heaviest songs we've ever written, hands down, and has been a blast to play live. Lyrically, it's about one of my favorite HP Lovecraft stories, 'The Music Of Erich Zann.' Fans of unnamable cosmic horror and punishing death metal will not be disappointed!"
Revocation begins touring in support of "Deathless" in September with Crowbar in North America, followed by a full European tour with new label mates Cannibal Corpse and Aeon. Dates and venues can be found below.
The track listing for the album is:
1. A Debt Owed to the Grave
3. Labyrinth of Eyes
4. Madness Opus
5. Scorched Earth Policy
6. The Blackest Reaches
7. The Fix
8. United in Helotry
10. Witch Trials More...
German metal act Onkel Tom, featuring Sodom's Tom Angelripper, revealed the track listing and album artwork for the new release "H.E.L.D." The album is set to drop on September 19th via Steamhammer/SPV Records. The album is the first since "Nunc Est Bibendum" was issued in 2011.
The track listing is:
1. Flatus antelucanus
2. Prolligkeit ist keine Schande
3. Zu wahr, um schön zu sein
4. Ein bisschen Alkohol
5. Am Morgen danach
6. Was euch nicht passt
7. Vom Paradies gen Süden
8. Wer nach dem Lied noch stehen kann
9. Der Duft von Lavendel
10. Im Suff
11. Der Onkel kommt zum Hausbesuch
12. Auf Gedeih und Verderb
13. Ich bin noch am Leben More...
Atlanta progressive metal act Halcyon Way posted the first in a series of in-studio videos on the recordings for the new album "Conquer." the album drops on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records and September 19th in Europe/Rest Of World via Massacre Records. A review for the album can be found at this location. Pre-orders for the album can be made at this location or through Amazon.
The band announced two CD release parties, the first is scheduled for August 16, 2014 in Nashville, TN, and the second is set for August 23, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. Tickets for the events can be purchased at this location.
Guitarist Jon Bodan on the first in-studio video: "You're about to watch the first in a series of behind-the-scenes footage during the Conquer recording sessions. This first one is when we tracked the drums at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany with Lasse Lammert. We ate kebabs, Indian food, made some music, and generally made the air in the studios unbreathable. We also dressed Lasse up in a horse costume. We hope you enjoy!"
The track listing for "Conquer" is:
2. Web Of Lies (see music video)
3. Conceived In Torment
4. Home (see lyric video)
5. World Comes Undone (streaming here)
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun
Check out the clip here: More...
Polish death metal act Empatic posted a teaser preview for the upcoming new music video "Oblivion's Path." The song is taken from the latest album "Ruined Landscape," which was released back in April via Terrasound Records.
Check out the clip, which was produced by CreArtive Produkcja Filmowa, here:
Sweden's Scar Symmetry posted details on the band's upcoming new release "The Singularity (Phase I: Neohumanity)." The album is the first in a trilogy concept album series and is set for release on October 3rd (EU), October 6th (UK & France) and October 14th (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.
Guitarist/keyboardist/composer Per Nilsson explains how the idea came about: "Last year, Henrik [Ohlsson, drums] approached me with this super cool lyrical concept, that was so complex and vast in scope that we realized it was a story that couldn't be told in just one album. So, the decision was made: instead of writing a new album, we started working on a trilogy of albums - the most ambitious project of our career.
Nilsson goes on to explain the concept: "In the coming decades we will see the rise of artificial intelligence and transhumanism. Humanity will build artilects (artificial intellects) with mental capacities far above the human level of thought. By the year 2030, one of the world's biggest industries will be "artificial brains," used to control artilects that will be genuinely intelligent and useful. Millions of people will be prepared to spend more money on an artilect than on a car.
"So in about a decade there will be a thriving artificial brain industry, and nearly everyone will have an artilect which will be upgraded every two or three years. Each new artilect generation will be smarter and more useful than the previous generation, so that as the gap between the human intelligence level and the artificial intelligence level gets smaller every year, the species dominance debate will increase. There will be those who embrace the new technology and those who oppose it. There will also be those who add artilectual components to their own bodies, aiming to become artilect gods themselves.
"The rise of the artilects and cyborgs will be disruptive to human culture, creating alienation and hatred. Children infused with artilectual nanotechnology and components will become dead to their parents as they see their offspring turn into cyborgs because they are no longer human, but an artilect in human disguise. Those who oppose the cyborgs and artilects will have to strike early in the oncoming conflict or they will be overthrown by the superior artificial species.
"Add to this the advances in cryonics and cloning where minds can be downloaded and uploaded into eternal physical life and we see a very different reality emerge on earth.
"The singularity is here, technocalypse and cybergeddon emerges!" More...
Swedish progressive metal act Evergrey premiered the music video for the new track "King of Errors" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also shown in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming release "Hymns for the Broken," which is set for release on September 26th (EU) and September 30th (USA) via AFM Records.
The video was produced by Patric Ullaeus for Revolver Productions. it took 10 days to shoot with the use of helicopter and swing cranes. Frontman Tom Englund commented: "Patric understands it easy to implement our ideas. He did a great job and his enthusiasm is unparalleled."
The video also serves as the first showing of the band's new lineup, which now features the return of Henrik Danhage on guitar, who spent 10 years with the band from 2000-2010 and now returns to replace Marcus Jidell (Avatarium). Also, drummer Jonas Ekdahl (ex-In Flames (live)) was revealed, who was with the band from 2003-2010 and returns to replace Hannes Van Dahl, who left to join Sabaton.
Tom Englund and others will be on hand next month for ProgPower USA to present the album in an exclusive listening session for gold badge members.
The track listing for "Hymns for the Broken" is:
1. The Awakening
2. King Of Errors
3. A New Dawn
4. Wake A Change
5. Archaic Rage
7. Black Undertow
8. The Fire
9. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. A Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath
Check out "King of Errors" here: More...