Metal News for August 19, 2012
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9 news articles posted on this day.
Ukranian extreme metal band Gore Inhaler recently issued its debut album "Welcome to Zombieland" on the Russian label Coyote Records. Below is the tracklisting of the twelve songs along with an upload of the track "Truth Prick" following. Another song, "Garnish from Sphincter," is also streaming over at YouTube.
1 Garnish From Sphincter
2 Naked Ass
3 Asshole Piece
4 Girl In Trainers
5 Ass Ferryman
6 May Erection
9 Back To Which
11 End Of All
12 Truth Prick
13 Squirting TV
Divinefire vocalist Germán Pascual (Ex-Narnia/Ex-Mind's Eye) is set to release his debut solo release "A New Beginning." The album is set for a mid-fall release (late September/October) through Furia Music. Some of the guest musicians joining Pascual on the release are guitarists Martin Hall and Carl-Johan "CJ" Grimmark (Fires Of Babylon/Rob Rock/Grimmark) and bassists Per Schelander (Pain of Salvation/Ex-Royal Hunt) and Raphael Dafras.
A teaser for "A New Beginning" can be found here:
Former Angra/Symphonia and current Viper vocalist Andre Matos posted a 24 minute preview for his third solo album "The Turn of the Lights." The album is due for release on August 22, 2012 through Avalon Online and marks the first since the 2009 release "Mentalize." Matos' solo band also consists of former Angra guitarist Andre Hernandes, current Viper guitarist Hugo Mariutti and Aclla bassist Bruno Ladislaus.
The track listing for "The Turn of the Lights" is as follows:
2. Course of Life
3. The Turn of The LIghts
6. On Your Own
9. White Summit
Check out the preview here: More...
The new Dead Summer Society EP "My Days Through Silence" is now available as a free download at the Rain Without End Records bandcamp page here. You can also stream the release in the player below.
The EP was released on June 29th, 2012 and contains three songs from Dead Summer Society's instrumental demo (with vocals added) and a new instrumental song. The track listing is:
1. The Heart of Autumnsphere 03:17
2. My Days Through Silence 05:20
3. Army of Winter (March of the Thousand Voices) 05:39
4. Endless 02:14 More...
The Swedish metal squadron that is Arch Enemy has checked in with the following brief announcement about recording a new music video:
"It's 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) here in Cologne, Germany! So, I decided to take a refreshing bath in blood & mud and shoot some scenes for a new video we are working on... Guess for which 'Khaos Legions' song?"
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Richmond, VA’s Inter Arma. The label comments: "The group consisting of (T.J. Childers - Drums, Steven Russell - Guitars, Trey Dalton - Guitars, Mike Paparo - Vocals, Joe Kerkes - Bass) formed in 2006 and released their debut full-length Sundown via Forcefield Records in 2010. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, black metal, and doom/sludge, the quintet quickly developed a name for themselves in the underground through relentless touring and mesmerizing live performances."
The band also commented on the signing: “It's pretty crazy to think that we'll be tacitly associated with bands like Neurosis, Amorphis, Human Remains, diSEMBOWELMENT, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Incantation, Mastodon, et al. That's a pretty high standard to hold yourself to, but we'll give it our damndest."
Additionally, the band recently released a brand new 12” EP entitled "Destroyer" via Toxic Assets Records which can currently be streamed at this location. Inter Arma plans to finish recording a second full-length and Relapse debut later this summer for an early 2013 release. In the meantime, Inter Arma will be hitting the road in support of the release for a four week run. A complete listing of dates is included below.
Sep 11 New York, NY Knitting Factory (w/ Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Samothrace)
Sep 12 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Sep 13 Philadelphia, PA Golden Tea House
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA House show
Sep 15 Columbus, OH Carabar
Sep 16 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge
Sep 17 Minneapolis, MN Memory Lanes
Sep 20 Missoula, MT Missoula VFW
Sep 21 Seattle, WA Black Lodge w/ Bell Witch
Sep 22 Tacoma, WA 5th Dimension w/ Bell Witch
Sep 23 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown w/ Bell Witch
Sep 24 Portland, OR The Rotture w/ Bell Witch
Sep 25 Eugene, OR TBA w/ Bell Witch***
Sep 27 Arcata, CA The Big Tree
Sep 28 Chico, CA Monstro's Pizza
Sep 29 Oakland, CA TBA
Sep 30 San Francisco, CA TBA
Oct 1 Fullerton, CA Sidebar w/Scott Kelly, Mike Scheidt
Oct 2 Las Vegas, NV TBA
Oct 3 Flagstaff, AZ House Show
Oct 4 Albuquerque, NM TBA
Oct 5 Denton, TX Rubber Glove w/ Baring Teeth
Oct 6 Austin, TX TBA
Oct 7 Houston, TX TBA
Oct 10 Greensboro, NC Buttery Day Ranch
In February 2012 the new and fifth release of Psycroptic, titled "The Inherited Repression," was released on the world. Armed with this new weapon, the band is confirmed to support death metal cult act Obituary and the legendary Macabre, plus The Amenta on an upcoming tour in Europe. Dates are as follows:
22.11 Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
23.11 Germany, Trier @ Exhaus
24.11 Netherlands, Leeuwarden @ Romein
25.11 Netherlands, Deventer @ Burgerweeshuis
27.11 Germany, Berlin @ K17
28.11 Czech Republic, Ostrava @ Barrak Music Club
29.11 Austria, Wien @ Szene
30.11 Germany, Cham @ LA Club
01.12 Belgium, Louvain Le Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Fest
02.12 France, Paris @ Divan Du Monde
04.12 Ireland, Dublin @ Button Factory
05.12 UK, London @ Garage
06.12 Germany, Essen @ Turock
07.12 Germany, Geiselwind @ Musichall (plus Cradle of Filth & God Seed)
09.12 France, Colmar @ Le Grillen
11.12 France, Lyon @ C.C.O. Villeurbanne
12.12 Switzerland, Luzern @ Konzerthaus Schuur
13.12 Germany, Munich @ Backstage Halle
14.12 Netherlands, Eindhoven @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting
15.12 Germany, Leipzig @ Hellraiser / 20 Years Anniversary Hellraiser-Leipzig (plus Endstille & Enthroned) More...
Serbian thrash metal act Space Eater has just released a new three-song demo entitled "Ninja Assassin," which is the first completely new material since vocalist Boško Radišic passed away. You can check out the song "Unjagged" in the player available below, or listen to the rest of the tracks via YouTube here. More...
Catatonia are one the biggest successes in the history of Welsh pop rock, having forever entered the annals of British music with such classics as "Road Rage" and "Mulder and Scully." No, sorry, I got mixed up. This week, Sunday Old School will not be looking at a female fronted pop rock group, but rather a band with a similar name who created some of the darkest and most atmospheric music of their time, and continue to push boundaries, Katatonia. Katatonia were formed in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm in 1991 by guitarist Anders Nyström and singing drummer Jonas Renkse, and soon recruited keyboardist and singer, Dan Swanö, which would be released in 1992 as an EP entitled, "Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival." They followed this with the release of their first full length album, "Dance of December Souls" the next year, which featured a new member in bassist Guillaume Le Huche, but saw Swanö appear only as a guest musician. These early releases proved to be landmark entries into the emerging hybrid of death and doom metal, a crossover also launched by such British bands as Anathema and My Dying Bride, and they followed this direction for their next release, a four track EP named, "For Funerals to Come" in 1994, which would prove to be the last recording with Le Huche, who left the band soon afterwards. His departure was quite a blow for the band, and they took over a year to find a new lineup they were satisfied with.
Katatonia eventually returned in 1995, after Renkse decided that Fredrik Norrman, a bandmate in his new group, October Tide, would fit in well. Soon after bringing the band back, Renkse discovered that he could no longer perform harsh vocals and focused on clean singing instead. So that the style wasn’t missing from their new material however, the band invited Opeth frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt to perform death growls on their new album, "Brave Murder Day," which was released in November of 1996 through Avantgarde Music. The album was notable for going to pressing unmastered, something which wasn’t rectified until it was re-released in 2004 through Peaceville Records, along with their next EP, "Sounds of Decay," which also featured Mikael Åkerfeldt, who claims that two versions of the EP were recorded and that he preferred the unreleased edition. More EPs were released during this time, including, "Scarlet Heavens," (a split with Irish black metal band, Primordial,) which the group did not want released owing to it’s noticeably different sound from their previous work and "Saw You Drown" in 1997, which marked the start of Katatonia’s complete shedding of harsh vocals. More...