Metal News for August 18, 2012
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Algerian death metal band Lelahell has been streaming an official video for the track "Emperor," which comes from the band's new debut demo EP "Al Intihar." Lelahell is in the process of writing its first full-length, which should drop in late 2012. The band has played three shows since its inception, one for friends and family, another with fellow Algerian band Thowar and one that was a heavy metal contest organized by the U.S. Embassy.
Whether working, playing shows or simply hanging out, The Blood Royale’s battle-ax wielders JT Smith and Tim Corken are omnipresence at Austin metal venues. Normally, Corken is in front of Beerland working the door, but on this Thursday night he was part of the entertainment. Although The Blood Royale has been kicking southern Texas in the shins for five years, Smith has more followers in his other band, Dixie Witch. Their big-belt-buckle, whiskey-brain, southern/stoner rock sound seems more closely related to Texas culture than The Blood Royale, but punks and thrashers come out of the wood work for the type of d-beat-downs that The Blood Royale offers. Keep in mind: this is the home of Chaos in Tejas festival.
The Blood Royale is a sonic cocktail of d-beat punk, grind, speed, thrash and the eyes and ears of politicians. Yes, they continue the time honored tradition of anti-establishment messages conveyed in punk rock, but they don’t consider their selves anarchists, which allows them to smell much sweeter than the gutter punks around town. There is certainly more to the group than a middle finger aimed at the mainstream, so Metal Underground.com met with Smith and Corken to dig deeper into the lyrics on their self-titled, debut CD, while finding out more about the bands history and upcoming live blood splatters. Surfs of the music world bow before The Blood Royale! More...
Hungarian female-fronted act Art of Haven has released a new digital single online for "A csend szava." The single also features an acoustic version of the same song and the track "Obscurity." You can listen to the songs at SoundCloud or in the player available below. More...
Mexico's Culminated has posted a brief teaser clip online for the upcoming full "Cenizas" music video, which is set to be released in the near future. Check out the trailer in the YouTube clip available below. For more info on Culminated, navigate over to the band's Facebook profile.
Turkey's Insistence has released a new song online from the band's upcoming second album, titled "Foreshadow." Check out the newly posted track "A Perception" in the player available below. You can also hear more songs available for streaming from Insistence over at the band's Facebook profile here.
Three years after the release of debut LP "Gather Scatter," and following 2010’s "Panic Program" EP (Brutal Panda), Millions has returned with another scintillating slab of noise rock abrasion. Seventh Rule Records issued the following statement about a new release from Millions:
"Guitarists Scott Flaster and Corey Lyons deal in tension, while bassist Mark Konwinski and drummer Patrick O'Shea concern themselves with propulsion. Split between the extreme music hubs of Chicago and Portland, the band’s sonic imprint is mighty, scrawled upon the templates first drawn up by AmpRep’s iconic skronk, Big Black’s discordant urgency, and Black Flag’s gonzo moments.
"'Failure Tactics', the sophomore LP by Millions, finds them picking right back up where they left off. In 2009, they released their critically acclaimed LP, 'Gather Scatter', which took them to Europe and back on a successful tour. This time around, the record was produced by Chicago’s Andrew Ragin (The Atlas Moth), mastered by Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk) and set upon you like the hounds of hell by guitarist Scott Flaster’s own Seventh Rule Recordings, home to releases from Lord Mantis, Indian, Sweet Cobra, Kongh, Batillus, Author & Punisher, The Swan King, Wizard Rifle, and many more. 'Failure Tactics' will be released on September 25, 2012." More...
Toronto's Stormwalker has released new footage - halfway between a playthrough clip and a full music video - for the song "One Thousand." Check out the video below, or find more info on Stormwalker via Facebook. Stormwalker is:
Vocals - Nick Papageorgiou
Guitar - Joshua Daniel Scott
Bass - Anton Dominik Livaja
Drums - Sean Curry
Guitar - Mike Arcand More...
Usher in your weekend with the epic gloom of Swallow the Sun’s “Labyrinth of London (Horror Pt. IV)”, taken from the new full-length "Emerald Forest and the Blackbird" (reviewed here). Hear the song via Stereokiller.com at this location.
Set for North American release on September 4th, 2012 via Spinefarm Records U.S. the 10-track offering -- which entered the official Finland charts at position No. 2 upon its European release -- was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom) and includes a guest appearance by Nightwish singer Anette Olzon (on “Cathedral Walls”).
In commenting on the track, the band, again referencing long-running lyrical correlations to Twin Peaks, quoted a line from the series: “Dark. Laughing. The owls were flying. Many things were blocked. Laughing. The owls were near. The dark was pressing in on her. Quiet then. Later, footsteps. One man passed by. Screams far away. Terrible, terrible. One voice.”
In conjunction with Emerald Forest and the Blackbird’s street date, the Finnish death/doom collective will tour stateside this Fall supporting German metal legends Kreator and Accept. The North American Teutonic Terror Attack will commence on September 5th, 2012 in Washington D.C. and ravage its way through 23 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additional support will come from Canadian metallers Blackguard. More...
Brussels, Belgium based act The Link has announced a farewell show to occur this coming September. Full details are available in the show poster below. You can also still check out The Link's music over at Facebook here. The Link's bio reads:
"The Link was born near the end of 2007, emerging from a few Brussel based musicians willing to create, innovate and complete the belgian underground scene.
But that doesn't really matter.
"The Link matured, evolved and is working hard every single day to make itself strong and mature, brick after brick. Its architects are Nico, John, Greg and Mike surrounded by a few friends, pushing them ahead. But that doesn't really matter. More...
Poland's Depopulate, formerly called Eviscerated, released the new "Till Man Exists No More" EP earlier this year, and the band has also now released a music video for the song "Deranged I Slice." Check out the clip below. The EP's track listing is:
2. Deranged I Slice
3. Pandemic Lust
5. Show Me the Way to Your Heart
6. Harvesting Human Flesh
Drowned In Blood is streaming half of the tracks from its recent album "Death Bringer" over on YouTube. Below is an upload of track number five, "Destined to Succumb," from the Mexico City band.
Drowned In Blood just finished playing the Metal Tepec 2012 Festival with eight other acts ranging from Porno Infantil to Almas Militares. "Death Bringer" marks the second full-length for the band, which has the album "The Warfare Continues" to its credit along with the split release "Impalement of Mankind."
Mexican progressive math rock band Underground Communication Centre recently issued its ten-song album "Aporia" and is streaming the release over at Bandcamp, or you may listen to it in the player below. T
he band, which hails from the town of Pachuca in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, consists of four guys who are heavily influenced by the likes of John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Cynic, King Crimson and countless metal bands as well.
Hailing from Salamanca in the Mexican state of Guanajuato comes deathcore band The Eyes Of Murder. The band will be issuing its debut "Fecundated in Apotheosis" shortly, and is streaming the fourth single from the release. Titled "Argument from Nonbelief," the lyric upload for the track follows below along with a few live dates that The Eyes Of Murder will be playing around Mexico.
Sep 01 Alphest w/Arcadia Libre & Dervans Mexico, Mexico
Sep 08 w/ Culminated & more Tepeji Del Rio, Mexico
Oct 05 w/ Culminated & Lethal Creation Queretaro, Mexico More...