Metal News for August 19, 2013
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37 news articles posted on this day.
Born of Osiris has posted a new music video online for the track "Machine," which was filmed live at the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in Detroit, MI on July 28th. Check it out below.
"Machine" comes off the band's new album "Tomorrow We Die Alive," due out tomorrow, August 20th. You can also check out a recently released lyric video for the track "Divergency" over at this location.
Nephelium has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Alan Madhavan:
"It is with great sadness that we announce Alan’s decision to leave the ranks of Nephelium. Alan has been with the band since its inception, we had incredible times together and will never forget those. We wish Alan all the best in his commitment of being a full time drum teacher (can’t give up those sticks!), and thank our brother for his contribution to Nephelium during our many, many years together.
"We are however pleased to announce that skinsman Dave Black (Blastomycosis, Will of The Ancients) will be fulfilling drumming duties, allowing Nephelium to still perform at the Spread The Metal Festival in Toronto this coming September 7th, with headliners Suffocation!"
Alan commented with his own words on his departure: "It is with profound and sentimental sadness that I announce my departure from Nephelium. To say that my time in this band has played a key role in making me the musician I am today, would be an understatement. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members that I've played with through the years, from back home and here, all the bands and artists I've shared the stage with and most importantly, all our fans around the world - Nothing would ever be possible without you - YOU GUYS ROCK!!! I wish Devlin, Alex and Flo the very best with their success musically and personally - take it to the top boys!" More...
Omb's new album "SwineSong" is due out this coming September 1st, 2013. The band has now posted a track from the release online.
Check out "An Ordinary Caveman Sings Ode to Obsession" in the player below, or pre-order your copy of the album at this location. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Milosh Had Seen Better Days
2. These Walls...
3. An Ordinary Caveman Sings Ode to Obsession 06:15
4. Mother Gazelle Father Horse
5. Someday My Prince Will Come
6. A Smaller Dose of Tyranny
8. Oh Mrs. Wade! You Shouldn't Have!
9. Better Days Indeed
10. The Cricket's Broken Violin More...
Death metal opera Mayan is currently working on a new album and follow-up to "Quarterpast" (reviewed here). The band has now checked in with the following recording update:
"Frank is working his ass off to record the guitars for the new album and Rob is getting started soon! Henning and Mark are working on the vocal parts. We can't wait to present this album to you!"
After recruiting a vocalist, Engraved Disillusion has now checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a new bass player:
"We are thrilled to announce Aaron Preston as our new bassist and the final piece in completing the new lineup, we've waited slightly longer to make sure we find the right guy on bass and Az fits the bill perfectly.
"He has 12 years experience as a bassist and has shared the stage with amongst others Hawkwind, Glamour of the Kill, and Yashin.
"He's an explosive bassist with a monster sound and also known for his energy and stage presence."
WolvXhys has issued the following statement about upcoming U.K. shows:
"We are pleased to announce that we will be going on a mini tour of the U.K. during October to promote the forthcoming release of the new Morgue Orgy album, due out at the end of the year!"
Sunday 6th October – Birmingham, The Roadhouse
Sunday 13th October – Leicester, The Shed
Friday 18th October – Dudley, Rock Zombie
Saturday 19th October – Leeds, Escobar
Friday 25th October – Rugby, The Vault
Saturday 26th October – Shrewsbury, The Hive
Saturday 2nd November – Manchester, Sophiefest (no WolvXhys) More...
Long Island hardcore activists Stray From The Path have returned with "Anonymous," which is the group's fourth full-length album and was produced once again by Will Putney (Chiodos, For Today) at the Machine Shop in NJ.
"Anonymous" is set for a September 17th release, but in the meantime be sure to check out the new video for the track “Badge & A Bullet” below.
After the All Stars tour, now the band sets its sights for another U.S. run this fall headlining a trek with Backtrack, Gideon, No Bragging Rights, and Rescuer rounding out the package. The tour kicks off on Oct 3rd, with dates available below.
Tom Williams (guitars) states: "The 'AllStars' tour was great. It felt good to play new material for the first time in a long time. The best thing we got out of this tour was the reactions to our new single 'Badge & A Bullet.' Opening with it everyday and seeing people react to it got us excited for the release of Anonymous. More...
Formed in the middle of 2012 in Santiago, Chile, Praise the Flame presented its first attack of hatred, "Profane Cult," in early 2013. This MCD, originally released through Apocalyptic Productions (Chile), contains five hymns of obscure and merciless death metal, with fast 'n' evil-sounding thrash in the vein of the early classic hordes of this style.
Now, Blood Harvest will release a limited 12" vinyl edition with three additional tracks, which includes a cover of the legendary Swedish band Unleashed, due out September 27th. The label comments:
"Making comparisons to other bands is for the beholder, but if you need a guideline, Praise the Flame's Profane Cult is Barbaric Dark Deathrash Metal with influences of Sadistic Intent, Massacra, Morbid Angel (old), Malevolent Creation (old), Dissection, and Asphyx. The members have been active in several other bands, in the ever-thriving Chilean metal scene. Hereby Praise the Flame and enter the Profane Cult!"
1. Perpetual Covenant
2. Mayhemic Wrath of Glorior
3. Endless Scourge
4. Doomed By Darkness
5. Path To Dark Despair
7. Before The Creation of Time (Unleashed cover) More...
U.K.'s Damnation Angels, featuring Norwegian vocalist Per Fredrik Åsly (a/k/a PelleK), has announced that the band will enter the studio in October to record its sophomore LP "The Valiant Fire." The album is targeted for an April 2014 release month via Massacre Records.
The band issued its debut "Bringer of Light" in 2012, with release in North America via Massacre just this year. On September 6th, the band will make it's United States live debut at ProgPower USA when they kick off the main festival as its first band at 2:00pm.
Further information on the new album is expected soon. More...
Germany's Hadean has checked in with the following recording and band member update:
"Wow, first impressions for the guitar tone during the last pre-production session blew me away! Super clear, powerful, and honest are the words that come to mind.
"You'll be able to hearing hints of where the new album is going sonically pretty soon: the online release for Melancholia Stream, a song which originally was featured on our album 'Parasite' from 2010!
"There we have our new member Matt, who already recorded the great sounding drums in his own studio, there we have the new guitar configuration (I am trying my ENGL Powerball through an isolation chamber speaker system), and there we have at least two guest musicians, as well.
"Stay tuned for more, can't wait for you to hear this! And there is more music coming..."
The second As Autumn Calls full-length album "Cold, Black & Everlasting" will be released October 25th, 2013 on Rain Without End Records. The album cover is an original canvass painting by Wallace R. Gillard, and the track listing is as follows:
2. Black Night Silent
3. These Doleful Shades
4. The Light Which No Longer Shines
5. Darkness Reflected
6. Darkness Confined
7. Darkness Everlasting More...
Scotland's Garden has released a sampler from the band's upcoming second EP "Somewhere Else," which can be heard below. The EP's track listing is as follows:
1. Overture for the Divided 8:24
2. Leaving Home 7:32
3. In a Garden 6:16
4. Waiting for Fireworks 10:50
5. The View 7:20
Lord Dying recently finished work on a video for the song "Dreams of Mercy." The video was shot by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, ZZ Top), and today the video is receiving its premiere courtesy of VEVO. Check it out below.
Lord Dying's debut "Summon the Faithless" is available now on Relapse Records and can be streamed in its entirety at this location.
After a quick break from touring the U.S. with label-mates Howl, Lord Dying will return to the road with Valient Thorr and Ramming Speed. These dates kick off September 9th in Denver, CO and run through September 25th in Nashville, TN. The band also has confirmed a festival appearance at Phil Anselmo's inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest alongside Pig Destroyer, Down, Repulsion and many others! All dates can be found below. More...
A389 Records will be celebrating the label's 10th Anniversary with the annual Winter Bash this January, once again bringing hordes of contemporary hardcore and metal bands to the stage alongside a barrage of headlining acts.
The A389 X Bash will take place on the weekend of January 17th through the 19th, 2014 -- as always in the heart of Baltimore -- and while most of the event's lineup will remain unannounced to be unraveled over the next few weeks, one group is now being revealed.
Headlining the A389 X Anniversary Bash will be Integrity's 1993 lineup consisting of Dwid Hellion (vocals), Aaron Melnick (guitar), Leon Melnick (bass), Chris Smith (guitar), and Mark Konopka (drums) - this is the iconic lineup that wrote/recorded the band's seminal "Systems Overload" LP, which was recently re-issued by Organized Crime Records.
Appearing on stage together for the first time in twenty years exclusively for A389's ten year anniversary, this performance will be one for the history books.
A389's Domenic Romeo explains: "In the-mid '90s, Systems Overload was my introduction to Integrity, who instantly became my undisputed favorite hardcore band of all time. It's an incredible honor to have the lineup who created that album reunite for one night and give all of us diehard fans of this day and age a once in a lifetime experience we'll never forget." More...
Serpent & Seraph has issued the following announcement about recruiting new band members:
"Serpent & Seraph would like to welcome aboard Garret Garvey on drums & Jason Brehm on bass! For those of you who have heard them, then you know how excited we are about the addition of these awesome musicians and we can't wait til you hear the new tunes!! See ya on the 1st of September!"
Rivers of Nihil has released the first single from coming album "The Conscious Seed of Light," due out October 15th in North America and October 11th/14th in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. Check out the song "Rain Eater" in the player below, or pre-order the album at this location.
The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley said, "Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik."
The album's track listing is:
1. Terrestria I: Thaw
2. Rain Eater
3. Birth of the Omnisavior
4. Soil & Seed
5. Central Antheneum
6. Mechanical Trees
7. Place of Serpents
8. Human Adaptation
9. A Fertile Altar
10. Airless More...
Sweden's In Solitude has announced that third album "Sister" will be released on October 1st in North America and September 27th/30th in Europe/UK.
The title track from "Sister" is streaming now in the player below, or over at the band's Metal Blade mini-site, where fans can also pre-order the album, CD and t-shirt bundle, vinyl, as well as a digital copy via iTunes.
Vocalist Pelle Åhman speaks on behalf of In Solitude: "It's time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of In Solitude, are very positive things, and exactly what was required.
"It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we've ever made, and we can't wait for you to experience it too.
"You come without. And all falls within. There is a light in the world. There is a stone to the head." More...
Until the end of the day today (August 19th, 2013), Nine Inch Nails is offering the new song "Copy Of A" for free download. You can snag the track at Amazon.com here.
"Copy Of A" will appear on the band's new album "Hesitation Marks," due out September 3rd, 2013. To hear more from the album, check out the music video for "Came Back Haunted" in the player below. More...
Heretic Soul will be releasing "The Nihilistic Attitude" this coming October 29th, 2013. The artwork is available below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Nihilistic Attitude
2. Cancer Of Society
3. Release Your Ego
4. Corrupted Human Race
5. Life Is Torture
6. Liars Not Allowed
8. Sarcastic Smile
9. Suicidal State Of Mind More...
Satyricon's upcoming self-titled album is due out September 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment (September 9th in Europe).
The band has now teamed up with Terrorizer.com to post a new video interview with front Satyr, which can be found below.
The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Voice of Shadows
2. Tro og Kraft
3. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (streaming here)
4. Nocturnal Flare
6. Walker Upon The Wind
8. Ageless Northern Spirit
9. The Infinity of Time and Space
11. Phoenix (Recording Session Mix)
12. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (Deeper Low Mix)
13. Natt (Wet Mix) More...
French act Ataraxie will release the "L'Être et la Nausée" album this coming September 1st, 2013 via Weird Truth Productions.
According to a press release, the third album from the outfit features "solemn and majestic doomed riffs with perfectly controled feedback sounds, and intense death metal riffs full of aggression. Carefully arranged clean parts, with the contrast of oppressive heaviness, intensity and tranquility, delivers 5 epic tracks of doomed death metal!"
The track listing is as follows:
1. Prosession of the Insane Ones
2. Face the Loss of Your Sanity
3. Etas D'Ame
1. Dread the Villains
2. Nausee More...
Seventh Wonder (which features Tommy Karevik of Kamelot) has checked in with the following statement about streaming an alternative version of the "In The Blink Of An Eye" track:
"Did you already hear our 2010 version of 'In The Blink Of An Eye' (originally on the 'Become' album)? We re-recorded it for the Japanese edition of 'The Great Escape:' we changed a little bit within some of the solos and, also very important, the production is a big improvement! Check it out, and let us know what you think."
Belphegor will be performing a series of 20th anniversary shows this year in anticipation of a coming new album to be released in early 2014, which will follow the band's latest full-length "Blood Magick Necromance" (reviewed here). The updated tour schedule is as follows:
31.08.2013 - DE - Crispendorf, Wolfszeit Festival
19.09.2013 - IT - Roma, Traffic Live Club
20.09.2013 - IT - Milano, The Theatre
21.09.2013 - AT - Braunau, Metal Orgy Fest
02.10.2013 - RUS - Krasnador, Arena - Hall
03.10.2013 - RUS - Rostov, Arena Hall
05.10.2013 - RUS - St. Petersburg, Arctica
06.10.2013 - RUS - Moscow, Moskva Hall
18.10.2013 - DE - Straubing, Metal Invasion Festival
15.11.2013 - DE - Luebeck, Metal Hammer Paradise
16.11.2013 - SWE - Göteborg, Sticky Fingers
13.12.2013 - NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
28.12.2013 - DE - Speyer, Satans Convention Festival More...
Kataklysm will be heading out for a run of European shows this Fall in support of the band's coming new album. Kataklysm comments:
"It's with great honor that Kataklysm returns to clubs across Europe with devastating force in support of the new album 'Waiting For The End To Come' with partners in crime Krisiun from Brazil and label mates Fleshgod Apocalypse. Start your year the right way in 2014 and feel the brutality."
Details are available in the tour poster below or over at Kataklysm's Facebook profile here. The band's new album "Waiting For The End To Come" will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. More...
Australia's Anchored has released a new music video for "Safe Haven," which was directed by Jason Eshraghian and comes off the "Outlook" EP. Check out the video below, or find more info on Anchored over at the band's Facebook profile.
Warbeast has posted the following message online about canceling an upcoming tour dates due to a death in the family:
"Unfortunately Warbeast will have to cancel our show in Shreveport on Friday. Our guitarist Scott Shelby will have to fly to Florida immediately after our show in New Orleans so he can attend his grandmothers funeral. Hopefully everyone will understand and we will try to make up this show asap."
Warbeast's upcoming tour dates are:
Aug 20 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Author & Punisher at The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
Aug 22 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Author & Punisher at Tipitina's New Orleans, LA
Sep 07 Leon's Lounge Oklahoma City, OK
Warbeast is performing in support of the "Destroy" album, released earlier this year. Check out the band's "Blood Moon" video below. More...
Deicide will be releasing a new album this fall via Century Media, which follows the 2011 album "To Hell With God." The band has now checked in with the following update about the album's recording process:
"Studio Update - Vocals done! Steve goes in this week to complete drum edits and then the mixing process begins and then on to mastering, Century Media will be doing a press release shortly to announce the title and track listing and cover art...cant wait to unleash this beast upon you..."
You can also catch Deicide live on the "No Salvation" tour: More...
Call of the Void has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:
"Along side our tour with Ringworm and Howl, we will be hitting the road with Withdrawal for a few dates and some dates on our own. Check the full list below. We still have some TBD, so if you can help in those areas, let us know."
9/21/2013 - Tour Kickoff Denver @ Seventh Circle Music Collective w/Stoic Dissension
9/25/2013 - Lincoln, Nebraska @ Bourbon Theater w/ Windhand and Vickers
9/26/2013 - Minneapolis , Minnesota @ The Hexagon w/ Ambassador Gun, Blue Ox
9/27/2013 - Chicago, Illionois @ TBD w/ Pig Champion
9/28/2013 - Columbus, Ohio @ The Dude Locker w/ TBD
9/29/2013 - Pittsburgh, Penn @ Kopec's w/ Meth Quarry, Wrought Iron and Sistered
9/30/2013 - Baltimore, Maryland @ Ottobar w/ Asthma Castle
10/1/2013 - Albany, New York @ Bogies w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/2/2013 - Boston, Massachusetts @ Great Scott w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/3/2013 - Brooklyn , New York @ St. Vitus w/ Ringworm, Howl and Noisem
10/4/2013 - Wilmington, Delaware @ Mojo 13 Delaware Deathfest w/ Dying Fetus, Devourment
10/5/2013 - Greensboro, North Carolina @ Greene Street w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/6/2013 - Atlanta, Georgia @ Earl's w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/7/2013 - Metairie, Louisiana @ Cypress w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/8/2013 - Little Rock, Arkansas @ Downtown Music w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/9//2013 - Nashville, Tennessee @ @ The End w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/10/2013 - Indianapolis, Indiana @ Indy's Jukebox w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/11/2013 - Hamtramck, Michigan @ Paycheck's Lounge w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/12/2013 - Akron, OH @ Annabelle's Lounge w/ Ringworm and Howl
10/14/2013 - Champaign, Illinois @ Error Records w/ Withdrawal
10/15/2013 - Evansville, Indiana @ TBD w/ Withdrawal
10/16/2013 - Louisville, Kentucky @ Haymarket w/ Withdrawal
10/17/2013 - Cincinnati, OH @ TBD w/ Withdrawal
10/18/2013 - St.Louis, Missouri Gateway To The West Fest
10/19/2013 - St.Louis, Missouri Gateway To The West Fest
10/20/2013 - Springfield, Missouri @TBD w/ Withdrawal
10/21/2013 - Witchita, Kansas @TBD w/ Withdrawal
10/22/2013 - Cedar Falls, Iowa @ Redeemer Church w/ Withdrawal
Diamond Plate will be releasing new album "Pulse" tomorrow - August 20th, 2013 - and now the band has teamed up with Terrorizer to stream the full release online. Listen to the songs below.
The band will also be hitting the road with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Revocation. Dates are available after the jump. More...
The Haunted, which recently returned from hiatus with a new lineup, has posted a playthrough clip online for the "D.O.A." song. Check it out below, and the band also comments:
"Due to the overwhelming response for the Trespass clip, we've decided to post another song. This time it's DOA from the One Kill Wonder album. The midi-drum track we found online is insanely rigid and stiff, lacking the dynamics the song would have when the whole band plays the song, but hey.. It's all in the name of good fun, right? Anyway, we enjoyed making this clip. We hope you enjoy watching it too."
Finnish melodic thrash metal band The Addication has posted footage online of the band performing "Last Sunrise" at Club Darkside Helsinki in Finland. The track comes off The Addication's self-titled album, released last year via Inverse Records, which has the following track listing:
1. Burned Down
2. From The Ashes
3. New Beginning (new era of blood)
4. Last Seconds On Earth
6. My Testament
7. Out From The Inferno
8. No More Hero
9. Last Sunrise
Wolfpakk will release new album "Cry Wolf" on August 30th (EU) and September 24th (North America) via AFM Records.
The process of creating 'Cry Wolf' held many personal highlights for the Wolfpakk leaders, one definitely being the participation of iconic keyboard player Tony Carey, keyboard player for none other than Rainbow.
“It was just unbelievable to have the great Tony Carey on our album,” Wolfpakk member Mark Sweeney reflects. “The man is a legend and was part of the line-up which recorded Rainbow’s 'Rising,' one of the most important albums in rock history. Now, doing a cover version of a track from this very album with Tony playing keyboards, is something very special. And the fact that he likes our cover version of 'Run With The Wolf' a lot, makes us extremely proud.”
Suicidal Angels, which was covered in the Greek edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has checked in with the following announcement about recording new material and splitting with the band's bassist:
"Today the vocals recording sessions just started! The result sounds totally fast and aggressive. Soon enough the first samples will be out....
"Additionally, we'd like to inform you, that the bass duties for Angel are over in Suicidal Angels. After 4 years of co-operation, he is out of the band. We would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future.
"Soon enough, and more specifically on the 13th of September, at Turock Open Air, in Essen/Germany we will present you the new bass player of Suicidal Angels. Stay tuned for more!" More...
Riot, the band who lost founding member Mark Reale due to complications from Crohn's disease back in January 2012, announced that remaining members will release a new album "Chapter Five, Back for the Attack" in 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer Records.
It is unclear as to whether the band will issue the album under the name Riot or another name (since there exists no original member), nor the current status of whether vocalist Tony Moore has rejoined. However, an extensive press release is impending.
The band posted the following on the Riot Facebook Page: "RIOT: Chapter 5, Back for the Attack! Extensive press release coming soon as well as info and samples for the 2014 release on SPV/Steamhammer (US, Euro) and Avalon/Marquee (Asia)! Thank you FANS for your support! Thank You Mark, this is for YOU and dedicated to YOU! Shine on Metal Warrior!" More...
East Brunswick, New Jersey based metalcore veterans God Forbid have announced that they have decided to disband after seventeen years and six full length albums. The news comes after guitarist Doc Coyle posted a message online three days ago declaring that he had left the band. A statement from guitarist Matt Wicklund reads as follows:
"Hello everyone! As many of you have heard, God Forbid has broken up. It is a sad time for us and also a time of new beginnings. The past 4 years have been an amazing journey for me and I am forever thankful for the experiences I have gained and the the musical family that I was welcomed into. I have grown immensely from all of this as an artist and a person. I am very proud of the album Equilibrium that I got to write and record with the guys and I loved every minute I got to play all of the songs, new and old, on stages around the world for all of the wild and loyal GF fans. Thank you all again for the good times. Cheers to all of you and to my brothers Doc Coyle, John Outcalt, Corey Pierce, and Byron Davis.
"New chapters are unfolding for all of us and I am taking all I've learned forward into a new and exciting musical adventure. Ghost Ship Octavius is now my main musical outlet and I would be honored to see all of you again and share this new journey with you all! Here's to good memories and to amazing things yet to come!!!" More...
German symphonic act Arven released a music video for the new song "Believe." The song appears on the band's upcoming sophomore LP "Black is the Colour," which is scheduled for release on August 23rd via Massacre Records.
The album's track listing is:
2. Don't Look Back
4. The One For Me (Feat. Stefan Schmidt of Van Canto)
5. All I Got
6. My Darkest Dream
7. Cercle d'Emeraude
8. In Your Dreams
9. Firesite Stories
10. My Fall
11. Ride On (Digipak Bonus Track)
12. Black Is The Colour (Digipak Bonus Track)
Check out the video clip here: More...
After the "Epidemia Over Europe" tour earlier this year, Ill Nino will be touring in the U.S. in support of new album "Epidemia" this coming September and October.