Metal News for August 17, 2013
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21 news articles posted on this day.
Dunderbeist just destroyed Wacken and played a tour with Der W this spring. In continued support of the "Songs of the Buried" album, Dunderbeist will hit the stages in Germany & Denmark with label mates El Caco in November. Details are as follows:
02.11. DE, Hamburg @ Logo
03.11. DE, Bochum @ Matrix
04.11. DE, Cologne @ Underground
05.11. DE, Stuttgart @ Universum
06.11. DE, Munich @ Backstage Club
08.11. DE, Berlin @ Comet Club
09.11. DE, Hannover @ Lux
10.11. DK, Copenhague @KB18 More...
WormHoleDeath Records has checked in with the following announcement about digital releases from Norhod and Agharti:
"We are absolutely proud to let you know that The Orchard will release both Norhod’s 'The Blazing Lily' and Agharti’s 'Change' worldwide (excluding Japan) on September the 10th. You can find the albums on every digital platform / outlet!"
Our Judgment has posted the following message online about calling it a day after the departure of a band member:
"This is a status we never thought we'd have to post. Unfortunately after five years, today marks the end for Our Judgment.
"Steve has decided to leave the band. This is not a decision any of us expected, nor agree with. With this, the three of us have decided Our Judgment can no longer be Our Judgment. Steve has always been a major component to the band and its writing process, and being that he is the third original member to part ways with OJ, replicating what we once had seems impossible.
"With this being said, we give our most sincerest apologies to anyone who has supported this band, shared the stage with this band, and most importantly to anyone who believed in this band. We sincerely did as well.
"All four of us will continue to pursue music in some form at some time. Jake is extremely motivated to do so, and will continue to work and live in Eau Claire; Brett will possibly be moving back to his hometown for the time being; and Chris will be finishing his degree at UW-Stout. Whatever the current situation may be, we always will have the utmost passion for music.
"It's not the end for any of us, simply the closing of another chapter. We love you guys. OJcrew for life." More...
The Northern has released a new track online titled "Digitize," which features Kyle Anderson of The Afterimage. Check out the track below, or you can listen to the band's "Imperium" EP over at this location.
Vesperia and Crimson Shadows are currently on tour in Canada together, but tonight's show in Lethbridge has been cancelled. Vesperia comments:
"Unfortunately due to financial reasons, we will not be performing in Lethbridge tonight. We would like to thank Ethan Lentz and West of Hell for the opportunity. We would like to make it up to both of them in the future. Because we are broke, we are hanging out in Walmart instead." More...
Cruz Del Sur Music will release "Beyond the Martyrs," from US doom metal outfit Argus, on October 1st in North America and on October 7th in the UK. "Beyond the Martyrs" starts where their 2011's release "Boldly Stride the Doomed" had left us...at the Ruins of Ouroboros. The cover artwork and tracklisting of the eight-song release follows below.
In between these two releases Argus has tested its strength and valor in several live shows both in its homeland and in Europe, receiving high praises from fans and from the record industry. Although a sense of impending fate marks again their compositions, the characteristic doom metal elements which were a distinguished trademark of Argus' past releases have now given way to what is primarily to a genuine heavy metal approach.
1. By Endurance We Conquer
2. No Peace Beyond The Line
3. The Hands of Time Are Bleeding
5. Four Candles Burning
6. The Coward's Path
7. Cast Out All Raging Spirits
8. Beyond The Martyrs
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FDA Rekotz is set to release the cassette version of "Sacrifice," the three-track EP from German-by-way-of-Brazil death metallers Incarceration. This instant collector's item is limited to 100 copies only and each order comes with an MP3 download of the EP. The EP's opening track, "Forsaken and Forgotten" is now playing on the FDA Rekotz homepage, or in the player below along with other artists on the FDA Rekotz roster.
On September 15th, Unholy Anarchy Records will unleash "Opus Serpens," a split release featuring two newer underground black metal acts; Ashencult and Mephorash. This 10-inch split is pressed on a limited silver vinyl and traditional black vinyl and each copy comes with a custom patch and poster of the cover art crafted by Italian mastermind Paolo Girardi.
Philadelphia's Ashencult self-released its debut album "Black Flame Gnosis" last year on both CD and digital formats. For the "Opus Serpens" split, Ashencult offers "My Tenth Death," the band's first new material since the debut. The track provides a glimpse of what's to come from this up-and-coming USBM act. Unholy Anarchy Records will also be releasing "Black Flame Gnosis" as a gatefold 12-inch LP in October.
Swedish misanthropes Mephorash deliver a dose of occult black metal on their side with the track "Atramentous Ungod Aspect." Guest vocals for the song were provided by the unholiest of them all; Acherontas V. Priest. NoCleanSinging.com is hosting a stream of "Atramentous Ungod Aspect." To listen, go here.
German grindcore artists Goregast are set to release "Covered in Skin," a 7-inch vinyl EP featuring two newly recorded songs, on September 27th via FDA Rekotz. Check out the teaser video below. The band's first recorded output since 2011's "Desechos Humanos," the tunes featured on "Covered in Skin" will serve as a taste of things to come when GOREGAST releases their fourth full-length album in the spring of 2014.
The EP was mixed and mastered by Andreas Hilbert (Golem) with cover artwork by Dedy (Badic Art). "Covered in Skin" will be limited to 500 copies with two editions being offered - a clear green edition with an embroidered Goregast patch and sticker (100 copies) and a funeral black edition (400 copies, shipped with sticker). T-shirt/vinyl bundles are also available. Pre-orders for Covered in Skin are now being taken at FDA Rekotz.
"Hideous Rot" from Philadelphia's Masada is a 5-track MCD of unpolished underground death metal brought to you by current/former members of Immolation, Rellik Goreaphobia, and Crucifier. It was just released on Deathgasm Records and featurs a bizarre contribution from Clive Jones of legendary 70's occult rock band Black Widow (on "Fluteotherapy").
Masada is now streaming a few tracks off of "Hideous Rot." Check out the EP opening new composition "Hideous Cerebral Pulp" below and two of their demo tracks, which also appear on this release, over at bandcamp.
Mexico's Desangre has released a new music video for the track "Resurrecion." Check out the video below, or find more info on the band over at the Desangre Facebook profile here.
95 WIIL ROCK of Kenosha, WI is pleased to announce the upcoming WIIL Rock Fest 2013, taking place at Shadow Hill Ranch in Twin Lakes, WI (2305 Lance Dr.) on August 24th.
The festival features Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains,, and Airbourne, as well as Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace), Nonpoint, Hurt, Smile Empy Soul, Trapt, Red Line Chemistry, Soil, Art of Dying, Wayland, Brand New Machine, Psychostick, and Edisun.
The fest is an all ages show, with GA Lawn tickets starting at $42. Gold Circle tickets start at $52, and platinum tickets are $99. Buy your tickets at Ticketmaster or get more info at the event's Facebook profile.
There will also be a WIIL ROCK Pre-Party Show (21+ only), taking place on Friday, August 23rd at The Brat Stop, located at 12304 75th St., (Hwy 50 & I-94) in Kenosha, WI. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show kicks off at 8:00PM. More...
Six In Line has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new EP:
"We are pleased to announce the last EP! Yes, that EP that we've been promising for over a year now. Its our Chinese Democracy, our Duke Nukem Forever, our Half-Life 3 if you may. And yes, we did promise on every show on our USA East Coast tour earlier this year that it would be released in a matter of weeks, but then again, we use the metric system(!). We also write our own jokes. As you'll come to realize while reading this.
"It all started out with that we were never content with our earlier releases, I mean, the song's are alright, but the production leaves much to be wished for. Therefore we took it on ourselves to record this release completely DIY, DUI-free, and only release it once we were fully satisfied. During our time recording this, we have outdone ourselves both technique-wise and musically. The vocals, lyrics, and even the phrasings have been redone several times.
"We had to find a new bassist to join the self-proclaimed Laid Crew, and also teach our new member Daniel HC, them good ol' basslines until they fit like a glove so that he could show his chops on the new songs. Let's not even go into the subject of the guitars! We just want to tell you guys that it took a lot of time and patience but in the end, its something that we're quite satisfied with. More...
Boston's Longshot has returned with original vocalist Rob Nordberg and signed to MorseCode Recordings.
Formed in 2008, Longshot shared the stage over the next four years with the likes of H2O, Terror, Defeater, Your Demise, Trapped Under Ice, and many more. After relentlessly playing and touring in 2011 vocalist Rob Nordberg decided to leave the band resulting in a hiatus in 2012.
In mid-2013 Longshot decided to record four new songs under the title "IV." The 7 inch record is being released on MorseCode Recordings on red and clear vinyl and can be pre-ordered here here.
See the band live:
Sept 7th 2013 Simmons 677 - Providence, RI W/ Auburn, Raindance
Sept 13th 2013 The Webster Underground - Hartford, CT W/ Manners, Piss Poor
Greek act The Silent Wedding's "Livin Experiments" album is available now, and the band has also released a music video for the album track "To Them." Watch the video below, or you can pick up the album and hear more music over at this location.
Greece's Distorted Force released a new full-length album earlier this year titled "Fields in Desolation," which follows the previous two EPs "A Dead Man's Dream" and "Depersonalization."
Distorted Force is also now working on a new album to be titled "Taken By Force," with further details forthcoming. In the mean time, check out several tracks from "Fields in Desolation" via the player below.
Chicago, IL based act Wasted Fortune has released a new self-titled EP via Bandcamp. The "Wasted Fortune" EP demonstrates the band's newly refocused approach as a 3-piece since the departure of lead vocalist Danny Rodriguez last winter.
Give the EP a listen below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Venison 04:34
2. Facile 02:25
3. Bare 06:01
4. Stagger 03:19
5. Fossa 07:39
Montreal's Trainwreck Architect released new album "Traits of the Sick" today - Saturday, August 17th - and a teaser trailer for the album is now available online. Give it a listen below. You can also hear more from the band over at Facebook here.
Reno, Nevada's Countress will soon be releasing full-length album "Ov Sin." You can check out the new song "Black Cloth" in the player below, or hear the tracks "Origin," "Spike The Hand," and "Haellions" over at Bandcamp here. For more info on the band, head over to the Countress Facebook profile.
A389 Recordings confirms the pending Fall release of the malicious "Under The Heptagram," the newest EP from European metalpunk henchmen Blind to Faith. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Featuring members of Rise And Fall, Reproach, and Dutch cult legends Insult, Blind to Faith fuses crushing influences from metal giants Celtic Frost and vintage death metal with depraved hardcore anger and morose punk persuasion of GG Allin and Eyehategod. A true soundtrack for a burning world.
"Blind to Faith will now unleash their most vicious cuts to date on October 1st via Baltimore-based A389 Recordings with Under The Heptagram, a three-song 12" EP, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Nails, Sleep) which will come with an etched B-side, in a limited run of 666 copies." More...
Catuvolcus has posted a new song online from the "Voyageurs de l’Aube" release. Check out the "Voyageurs des Brumes (Wanderers of the Mists)" track in the player below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Voyageurs des Brumes pt. 1
2. Voyageurs des Brumes pt.2
3. Ressacs de l’Âme
4. Thrill of the Struggle (Woods of Ypres cover)