Metal News for August 19, 2011
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Chilean metal act Lefutray has released two songs online from the band's new album "Last Breath." The album will be release next month in digital format by Digmetalworld. "Last Breath" is the follow-up to Lefutray's 2009 album "Frente al Fin."
Check out the songs "Agreement of Suffering" and "Immersed" in the Soundcloud player available below.
Kittie has revealed a second episode of behind the scenes studio footage from the making of thei band's upcoming record "I've Failed You." Check out the studio clip below.
"I've Failed You" is set to drop on August 30th, 2011 via eOne Music. Kittie also recently posted a music video off the album for the song "Empires (Part 2)," which can be found here.
Swiss act Unfold has announced the band's new album will be titled "Cosmogon," and is set for release in CD format on September 27th, 2011 via Division Records. A very limited LP edition will also come later this year.
A first extract from the upcoming album, entitled “Hexahedron” is available right now and can be heard in the player below. The album's artwork can also be viewed after the jump.
Harms Way was recently announced as a supporting act for The Acacia Strain's upcoming "God Damn" headlining tour dates. Full details on the tour are available at this location.
In response to the newly-announced venture, tour sponsor Hails & Horns Magazine is hosting a full album stream of Harms Way's recently-released sophomore full-length "Isolation" for one week, starting now.
Check out the full stream of the "Isolation" album by navigating your browser over to Hails and Horn's website here.
Chimaira has announced a headlining tour this fall in support of the new record "The Age of Hell." Support duties will come from Revocation, Rise to Remain, and label mates Impending Doom.
Chimaira released the band's eOne debut yesterday, August 16th which is still available for streaming online.
The tour dates are as follows:
10/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
10/14 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
10/15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
10/17 - Denver, CO - Summit
10/18 - SLC, UT - Club Sound
10/20 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
10/21 - Portland, OR - Peter's Room
10/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
10/25 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
10/27 - San Aantonio, TX - White Rabbit
10/28 - Dallas, TX - The Door
10/29 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
10/31 - Orlando, FL - Firestone
11/1 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11/3 - New York, NY - BB Kings
11/4 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Smalls
11/5 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
Heavy metal superstars Metallica and music icon Lou Reed have announced that their forthcoming collaboration album will be released on November 1st in North America, while it will hit the shelves in the rest of the world a day earlier on October 31st.
No further information is known about the project at this time, but will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.
Canadian act Ovif has checked in with the following brief update about gearing up to enter the studio and record a new album:
"Entering studio soon... Finishing new album this week, entering studio Oct 1st...Thrash galore for you all! Stay tuned!"
Details on the upcoming album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available.
Ovif also recenlty put the band's entire debut album "Devast" online for streaming. Details are available at this location.
We're finally back to a full lineup of newly added track this week on the Rock Band Network, with metal fans having new songs from Cynic, All Shall Perish, After the Burial, and more to look forward to. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including tracks from genres other than metal, is as follows:
After the Burial - "Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You" (160 MSP)
After the Burial - "Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Stabbing to Purge Dissimulation" (160 MSP)
Armor For The Broken - "Gold Rush" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Dystopia" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Thief in the Night - Part I (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Cynic - "The Space for This" (160 MSP)
Cynic - "The Space for This (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...
Beginning today, online metal source Hellbound is hosting a free public stream of the newly-released "Hereditas," the EP from Brazilian grindcore warriors Desalmado. You can check out the songs from the EP by heading over here.
"Hereditas" was officially released to the masses on 10? vinyl and digitally earlier this week, and is a precursor for Desalmado’s recently completed debut full-length, which was produced by Jean Dolabella of Sepultura. The album is coming together now, set for release via Greyhaze Records later this year. More info on the upcoming release will be announced in the weeks ahead.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Condenados Pelo Odio [Condemned By Hatred]
2. Em Sua Honra [In Your Honor]
3. Miseria Escravatura [Misery and Slavery]
4. Chagas Abertas [Open Wounds]
5. Manto De Sangue [Cloak of Blood]
Italian black metal act Grozeth Nebulae has posted a song online titled "April's Fish (bitch!)," which is taken off the band's latest album "Insanity." Check out the track in the player below.
Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot is preparing to return to Europe in less than two weeks, kicking off a U.K. trek on September 1st in Cardiff and moving onto mainland Europe on September 12th. Wormrot will be joined by Evisorax for all of the U.K. dates and Maruta for the rest of the European tour.
Wormrot guitarist Rasyid comments: "Being home for some time has been a real drag. Being on the road and playing shows are what we're good at, so we're feeling ecstatic about this UK/Europe tour! It's time to show our full commitment to the blastbeat!!"
The upcoming Wormrot tour dates are as follows:
Sep. 01 - Cardiff, UK - Undertone
Sep. 02 - Nottingham, UK - Old Angel
Sep. 03 - Belfast, UK - Auntie Annie's
Sep. 04 - Dublin, Ireland - Pint Bar
Sep. 05 - Sunderland, UK - The Borough
Sep. 06 - Glasgow, UK - 13th Note
Sep. 07 - Liverpool, UK - The Masque
Sep. 08 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell Hotel
Sep. 09 - Bath, UK - Green Park Tavern
Sep. 10 - London, UK - The Grosvenor More...
Survivors of the Neckbreaker's Ball and Hatefest will get finally a new chance to crush their heads on the European Full of Hate tour. The following killer-acts will destroy your ears with the power and might of extreme metal music:
Legion of the Damned
+ Special Guest (tbc)
The dates are as follows:
09.02.2012 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
10.02.2012 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
11.02.2012 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
12.02.2012 NL – Enschede, Atak
13.02.2012 FR – Paris, Bataclan
14.02.2012 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
15.02.2012 CH – Pratteln, Z7
16.02.2012 IT – Milan, Live Club
17.02.2012 AT – Wien, Arena
18.02.2012 DE – München, Backstage
19.02.2012 BE – Antwerpen, Trix
21.02.2012 IT – Bologna, Estragon
22.02.2012 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
23.02.2012 CZ – Prague, KD Vltavska
24.02.2012 AT – Linz, Posthof
25.02.2012 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall
27.02.2012 SE – Stockholm, Munchenbryggeriet
28.02.2012 SE – Gothenburg, Traedgarn
29.02.2012 DK - Aarhus, Voxhall
01.03.2012 DE – Berlin, Postbahnhof
02.03.2012 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
03.03.2012 DE – Giessen, Hessenhalle
04.03.2012 NL – Tilburg, O13 Neurotic Deathfest
Drum cam footage has been posted online, courtesy of Sick Drummer Magazine, of Sepultura performing the song "Seethe" at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check out the clip below.
Sepultura also recently posted a European tour video report online, which can be found at this location.
Australian djent act Architects of Evolution has posted a new song online for streaming. To check out the newly uploaded track "Universe Without Design," head over to the band's official Facebook profile. Architects of Evolution rehearsal footage can also be viewed below.
Today Lambgoat.com has premiered the first track, entitled “Media Consumption,” from San Diego’s brutal death metal/slam band Pathology’s forthcoming album, "Awaken to the Suffering," The new album is due out September 13th, 2011.
Head over to this location to check out "Media Consumption."
“We picked ‘Media Consumption’ because that song is a true Pathology track and also because it adds some new elements,” states drummer Dave Astor. “We thought it would a good one to show everyone the direction of the new album. The song and the album are by far our best and heaviest material to date. We’re very proud of it and hope you like it.”
The cover artwork for the album, and a listing of the upcoming Pathology tour dates, can be found here.
Esoteric is back in the scene and the British doomsters' forthcoming album will be entitled "Paragon of Dissonance." The release has been described by vocalist Greg Chandler as a "varied and diverse mix of emotions and soundscapes."
The band's sixth full-length album will be released mid-November and will be a 2-disc set, like most of Esoteric's previous albums. Esoteric has announced that more news on the release will be revealed in September.
In the mean time, you can check out Esoteric songs available for streaming by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.
Visions Of Atlantis has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new guitarist and releasing a new EP:
"Hey out there! Visions of Atlantis is very proud to announce that our live and session guitar player Chris now joined our ranks as our new fix guitar player from now on! On our Youtube channel you can see Chris' great announcement video!!
"On the 21st of October Visions of Atlantis will release brand new material for the world to hear as an EP called 'MARIA MAGDALENA!' More details on this new release will follow next week, so stay tuned for tons of information and more details."
Sacred Oath has issued the following announcement about an upcoming vinyl re-release of the band's "Darkness Visible" album:
"Metalizer Records in Germany will release the second Sacred Oath album 'Darkness Visible' on vinyl along with a bonus 7" of Revolution/Burn Away (Loki's Song) on September 10th 2011. Metalizer released 'World On Fire' on deluxe double gatefold vinyl this past April."
The band also recently announced that drummer Kenny Evans will be missing the band's upcoming tour due to a spinal injury.
Vocalist Tomi Mykkänen of Finland's Battlelore has checked in with the following brief announcement about canceling the band's previously announced Chinese tour dates:
"The Chinese tour was cancelled. Sorry about that. It wasn't up to the band to cancel and we were ready and eager to go to the eastern lands to play. Maybe next time."
No information has been provided yet as to whether any of the dates will be rescheduled. To check out Battlelore's music and find more information on the band, head over to the group's MySpace music profile. Battlelore also released the "Doombound" album earlier this year. The track listing is as follows:
The "Doombound" track listing is as follows:
2. Iron of Death
3. Bow and Helm
6. Olden Gods
7. Fate of the Betrayed
8. Men as Wolves
9. Last of the Lords
One of the early signings that helped put Kemado Records on the map, psych/stoner/space rock band Danava now return with the long-awaited "Hemisphere of Shadows," their first new album in three years. "Hemisphere of Shadows" is scheduled for an October 4 release on Kemado.
BrooklynVegan is now streaming "Shoot Straight with a Crooked Gun," the lead track off "Hemisphere of Shadows" here.
Here's a psychedelic trailer for the album:
From their initial appearance on Kemado’s famed Invaders comp in 2006, alongside The Sword, Saviours, and Dungen, Portland, Oregon’s Danava turned heads with a bombastic 70‘s sound that melded blazing psych-metal with glam-rock flair. Danava has toured with the likes of Witchcraft, Voivod, The Melvins, Acid Mothers Temple, and Down (who have invited the band out three times now.)
"Hemisphere of Shadows" was produced and mixed by Danava vocalist/guitarist/synth man Gregory Meleney with Morgan Mitchell at Orange Room in the band’s home of Portland, Oregon. The cover art shows a detail from The Coronation Of the Virgin by medieval French painter Enguerrand Quarton.
The album sees the debut of second guitarist Andrew Forgash and new drummer Matt Oliver. Gregory Meleney describes "Hemisphere of Shadows" as a guitar-driven beast that captures the real vibe of the band better than ever before: "This album is less Michael Moorcock and more Michael Schenker. Adding Andrew Forgash as a second guitarist has shifted our focus toward the guitars. This album is more so a live record. We translate best live and Hemisphere of Shadows is closer than we've ever been to capturing it."
The tracklist is as follows:
1. Shoot Straight with a Crooked Gun
2. White Nights of Murder
3. The Last Goodbye
4. I Am the Skull
5. Riding Hood
6. The Illusion Crawls
7. Hemisphere of Shadows
8. Dying into Light
Danava brings "Hemisphere of Shadows" on the road in August for a European tour with Lecherous Gaze, followed by a North American tour in the fall with Thrones. Here are the latest Danava tour dates: More...
After previously posting "The Blackmobile" online, ICS Vortex has now debuted another new track online titled "Odin's Tree," which can be heard in the player below.
"Odin's Tree" is off the new album "Storm Seeker" (reviewed here). The album is set for release on August 22nd, 2011 in Europe and August 23rd, 2011 in North America via Century Media Records.
Brazilian female-fronted heavy metal act Shadowside has answered the social network requests from fans around the world, and has decided to unveil audio samples of each track from the band's impending release, "Inner Monster Out." You can check out the teaser clips by heading over to Shadowside's Facebook, MySpace or Reverbnation profiles.
The band has also now posted a teaser clip for the forthcoming "Angel with Horns" music video on, which can be viewed below. The video was directed by Thiago Pinheiro of Studio Kaiowas and will premiere in the coming weeks.
"Inner Monster Out," Shadowside's third studio album, is slated for a digital release on August 30th through SHP Records.
U.K. act Awake recently announced the band's new album "Forever More" will drop via Lion Music on October 14th, 2011. Awake has now revealed the cover artwork for the album, which can be viewed below.
For additional details on "Forever More" and to see the band's comments on the album, head over to this location.
The song "Rekviem" from the cassette edition of Blood Mortized's "Bestial" EP has been posted online and is available for streaming. Check out the track in the player below.
Blood Mortized also recently announced the recruitment of new bassist Mattias Söderlund, who will be appearing on the band's upcoming album. Check out the band's full statement here.
The Rave will be streaming the "Frak The Gods" tour featuring Maryland's own Periphery on Friday September 30th, 2011. Joining the webcast will be The Human Abstract (LA), Textures (Netherlands) and The Contortionist (Indianapolis).
Periphery Guitarist Misha Mansoor states: "We are really excited to be announcing our very first North American headlining run. It is called the 'Frak The Gods' tour. We feel so lucky to be able to have our buddies in The Human Abstract as direct support to us. They will be followed by Textures, whom we all love dearly, and who will be coming to the U.S. for the first time ever! Last, but definitely not least, we have the wonderful dudes from The Contortionist rounding off this fun little package."
The webcast is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2011 (7:15pm ET / 6:15pm CT / 4:15pm PT) and will be available on a live pay-per-view for $2.99 in advance, and $3.99 on the day of the show.
This concert will be streamed live from The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will be available for viewing at this location. Each webcast will be shot with up to six cameras.
California's Sunset Nation has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming album:
"From day one, Sunset Nation has never released an official album. The band has simply unleashed new music so that their audience can be familiar with their music at live events... Sunset Nations first official album is coming soon."
The tentative track listing is as follows:
1. The Devils Playground
2. Human Number 9
4. The Man in White
5. Trauma Ward
6. Voice of Humanity
7. Banned From Hell
8. Fuck The Machine
9. Our Twisted Reality
10. Culture War
You can also check out Sunset Nation's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.
Napalm Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a record deal with Xandria:
"Germany's symphonic metal act Xandria and Napalm Records are proud to announce the worldwide signing of the female fronted 5-piece to the Austrian-based record company. Xandria's upcoming, fifth full-length studio album is scheduled to be released in early 2012. All of the previous studio albums prominently charted in the German Media Control album charts.
"After the departure of former lead singer Lisa Middelhauve, Xandria took some time off to find the perfect replacement and is now happy to present the new voice of Xandria: Manuela Kraller. Manuela might be familiar to some due to her past cooperation with Haggard."
Guitarist Marco Heubaum had this to say about Xandria's new business partner: "We wanted to make sure that we'd have the best conditions to record the new album the way we want it. Furthermore, Napalm and Xandria shared the same ideas, objectives, and vision from the very beginning. We are extremely confident that Xandria and Napalm Records, with its expertise and impressive roster of artists, will make a great team!"
The band is currently spending time in the studio, recording the yet untitled new album. The international release is scheduled for early 2012. In the meantime, Xandria will also be part of the "Out of the Dark Festival Tour" along with Van Canto, Tristania, Serenity, and Amberian Dawn, hitting European stages in early fall.
International live activities and festival appearances are planned around the release of the new album in 2012. In addition, Xandria will perform at the Metal Female Voices Festival (Belgium) in October 2011.
Grassity, a new death metal act from Slovakia, recorded the band's debut album "In Grass We Trust" at the end of 2010. This year, the band has been working on a new album and recorded a video for the song "Revenge." The song will be on the new album, which is scheduled to come out in the fall. Check out the video below:
Let’s go back to 1978: Black Sabbath released “Never Say Die!” in September of that year. There’s another thing that happened in the world that wasn't nearly as unconventionally cool, but that Black Sabbath might find really cool 35 years later. In the United States, a massive piece of government legislation went into effect called the Copyright Act of 1976. Before I tell you why that has any meaning at all to the godfathers of heavy metal and other bands from 1978 on, I’ll give you a rundown of what copyrights are. More...
Jani Lane: the singer, songwriter, and entertainer most noted for his role as front man of the band Warrant passed away last week. He was found in a Los Angeles area Comfort Inn with (according to police reports) a half-bottle of vodka and prescription pills close by. This week we take a look at some of Warrant’s videos. One last celebration of Jani Lane’s lyrics, hair, dance moves, and cringe worthy moments as we retire the following videos. More...