Metal News for August 21, 2013
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Eric Bryan, known for his bass and vocal work with California's Necroscope and Abstract Prayer - and perhaps more famously as the 'metal fan/bass player with the cool posters and figurines' in the Sam Dunn documentary film "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey," has joined the ranks of Anger As Art in time for the band's US tour dates through 2013 and 2014.
Says founding member Steve Gaines: "We have known Eric since Anger As Art supported Overkill back in 2005. He gave a very in depth critique of our debut album, one that let me know he listened closely. We did radio and print interviews with him... I joined his band onstage...only later did I realize he was the same guy from the movie. Just a good guy, and an old soul. When we found our bassist position open, he came in and nailed it."
Eric's first show with AAA took place on August 9 in Los Angeles, CA. Video footage from that night can be seen below. Check out the bassist's appearance in "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" here. Anger As Art released its fourth full-length, "Hubris Inc.," in February of this year on Old School Metal Records.
USDM powerhouse Lecherous Nocturne has teamed with MetalInjection.net for the exclusive world premier of the video for "Ouroboros Chains." Taken off the band's third full-length, "Behold Almighty Doctrine," the Garrett Williams directed video for "Ouroboros Chains" is now playing at this location and below. "Behold Almighty Doctrine" was released in March of this year on Unique Leader Records.
The long awaited follow up to 2008's "The Age of Miracles has Passed," the new album sees Ethan Lane and founding member Kreishloff responsible for six-string sorcery; James O'Neal (Apotheosys, Atrocious Abnormality) and Alex Lancia (Annthennath) on the low-end tremors and rhythmic battery, respectively; and Chris Lollis (ex-Nile) on the hell-spawned roars of the possessed.
In Hell and Fury has checked in with the following announcement about going on hiatus and canceling upcoming live appearances:
"We regret to inform everyone that we will NOT be playing the Toledo Deathfest this year. Also, effective immediately, we are going on a definite hiatus until further notice. There are some things that need to be taken care of and we are taking the time to address those things now. We apologize to those that were looking forward to seeing us. We love you and hope to see you all again soon."
Seattle based metal act Electronomicon, featuring Helker/Triddana vocalist Diego Valdez, revealed the details of the forthcoming sophomore LP "Unleashing the Shadows." The album drops on October 14, 2013 via No Remorse Records.
The band was formed in 2007 by drummer/vocalist Owen Bryant and released the debut "Chapter I - In the Beginning" in 2009 via Retrospect Records. The current lineup. together since 2011, consists of Bryant on drums, Valdez on vocals and Juan Josè Fornès (Triddana) on guitars.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. The Art Of Destruction
2. I Believe
4. Do You Remember
5. Take Me
6. Dark Flight
7. You Are In Shadows
8. New Beginning Day
9. Far Away
10. Pieces Of A Dream More...
Today Loudwire offers up the premiere of "Set Fire to the Island," the latest music video from Taiwanese metal legion Chthonic. Check it out below.
Directed by Hoiji Huang and Alulu Kuo, the track comes by way of the band's recently released "Bú-Tik" studio offering (reviewed here), and features live footage from last year's Mass Battle concert in Taiwan and serves as a teaser for the pending Next Republic Asia Tour 2013.
Notes bassist Doris Yeh: "This is the live video we shot when we first played the song. It's the most exciting song to play off the entire album! It has now become a 'tradition' for the fans in Taiwan to come to our show with ghost money, they throw in the air to show respect and release all kinds of their emotions. When I see the ghost money thrown in the air, sometimes the scenery before my eyes seems like a dream." More...
Sacramento-based In The Silence and Oakland's Secrets of the Sky have collaboratively booked and confirmed an upcoming tour for this October. View the current confirmed itinerary below and stay tuned for the final details to be announced in the next few days.
New Jersey based progressive label Sensory Records released the debut full-length from In The Silence, "A Fair Dream Gone Mad," in May of this year, following the band's own self-released version which sold out twice before joining Sensory.
Italian metal label Kolony Records will release Secrets of the Sky's debut album, "To Sail Black Waters," throughout Europe on October 4th and 5th and in North America on October 8th. Check out the lyric video for "Sunrise" at this location. More...
In celebration of the forthcoming album release next month, today Pitchfork hurls forth "Lifeless," the eighth track off A Storm of Light's "Nations to Flames." Check out the song here.
Pitchfork describes the tune: "The guitars at the start of 'Lifeless' hang slow and steady and mean, suggesting the convoluted doom that's familiar from A Storm of Light's previous output. But the drums are fast, seemingly caught in a perpetually tumbling roll. That holds until the riff falls in line with the rhythm and the song rolls ahead, like an especially swift battle tank moving into position. That's largely the premise of Nations to Flames, which finds the New York trio speeding up its songs without slimming their heft much at all. When 'Lifeless' heads for its coda, supporting the band's full weight with drums that refuse to languish beneath it, the strategy feels loaded and wonderful."
Featuring Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Indian/Nachtmystium's Will Lindsay on select tracks, A Storm of Light's "Nations To Flames" centers itself around the apex of human failure and bears witness to the fall of all governments, all nations, and all religions.
Recorded with Travis Kammeyer (OCOAI, Generation Of Vipers) at Fahrenheit Studios in Johnson City, Tennessee, mixed with Matt Bayles (Isis, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Botch, Mastodon) at Red Room Recording in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, the album is due out in North America via Southern Lord Recordings on September 17th, 2013.
Dead Shape Figure, which recorded a cover of "Dead Again" for our Peter Steele Tribute back in 2011, has now checked in with the following announcement about inking a record deal:
"We are really happy to announce that Dead Shape Figure has signed a deal with Eternal Sound Records and they are releasing 'Opus Victoria' in Europe for real! More details coming soon!
"We have also signed a management deal with Heavy Space Agency and they will be our booking agency from now on." More...
NYDM veterans Dehumanized will be heading out on an East Coast mini-tour with NJ's Cognitive. The following press release was issued about the trek:
"Both Dehumanized and Cognitive are all about pushing things to the extreme, from relentless brutality to uncompromising technicality, so it only seemed natural for the bands to team up and organize a weekend mini-tour to spread their NY and NJ brands of death metal across the east coast.
"Dehumanized recently released 'Controlled Elite' through Comatose Music and is now eagerly awaiting to bring its notorious live energy to the states of New Jersey, Virginia and Delaware. Cognitive's debut EP 'The Horrid Swarm,' while released over a year ago, seems to keep falling into more and more hands as they steamroll their way through the east coast circuit. Cognitive will also be featured on a 7" split with UK’s Corrupt Moral Altar to be released this fall."
The dates are as follows:
08/30: Devlin’s – Atco, NJ
08/31: Roger’s Sports Pub – Chesapeake, VA
09/01: Mojo Main – Newark, DE More...
A Pale Horse Named Death has confirmed the band will be hitting the road this fall supporting Danzig. APHND will appear alongside Texas Hippie Coalition and Butcher Babies on all dates.
The tour is set to kick off October 8th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and run through October 31st in San Francisco, CA. More dates may be added shortly. Tickets go on sale for fan club members today and for the general public on Friday August 23rd and Saturday August 24th.
A Pale Horse Named Death released sophomore album "Lay My Soul to Waste" earlier this Spring via Steamhammer/SPV. More...
Metal Injection is today hosting a stream of the magnanimous track "Bast," the newest song to be released from French progressive composer Vivien Lalu's pending solo full-length, "Atomic Ark."
Listen to the track in the SoundCloud player below. The song showcases the more ominous elements of Lalu, utilizing low-end vocal contributions from Peter Wildoer (Darkane/James LaBrie).
The track "Slaughtered," featuring solos from keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment) and guitarist Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie), was previously posted onlien and can be heard at this location.
"Atomic Ark" is confirmed for release via Sensory Records on September 6th in Europe and September 10th in North America. The more than fifty-minute opus was fully conceived and composed by Lalu, the composer having enlisted an all-star lineup of vocalist Martin LeMar (Mekong Delta), bassist Mike LePond (SymphonyX), guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM) and drummer Virgil Donati (PlanetX), in addition to countless guest contributions, to complete the album. More...
Today Terrorizer Magazine offers up a track premiere from Norwegian grindcore innovators Beaten to Death.
Titled "The Egg Thrower," the tune comes from the band’s second album "Dødsfest!," which is set for release on October 4th via Mas-Kina Recordings. Check out the track below. A teaser for the album is also available at this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Vulpes Vulpes, Mustela Lutreola, Praedium
2. The Egg Thrower
4. True Norwegian Internet Metal Warrior
6. Erik Og Skrik
7. Døv, Døvere, Død
8. Obliteration Of Nekromantheon
9. Nazi Slippers
10. The Flesh Prince With Swell Hair
11. Aspen Hellweek
12. Vinni Butterfly More...
Pop Evil has debuted a brand new video for "Deal With The Devil" this week, which can be viewed in the YouTube player below.
Directed by Johan Carlen, the video for "Deal With The Devil" is the second installment of a 3-part series working in reverse, with the final piece "Trenches" released previously.
Pop Evil released "Onyx" earlier this year, the band's third studio and most notably the highest selling record the band has released in its first week out. The single "Trenches" climbed to #1 on the Active Rock and Mainstream Rock Charts and held steady in that spot for 3 consecutive weeks.
In 2012, Pop Evil played over 250 shows and shared the stage with Godsmack, Three Days Grace, and Sevendust. More...
German stronghold of Satanic metal supremacy Iron Bonehead Productions has announced October 1st as the release date for the vinyl release of Abyssous' "...Smouldering." The following press release was issued:
"Originally released in 2012, the '..Smouldering' debut demo displayed a fresh take on a rotten sound. Ever unearthing dark treasures, Iron Bonehead releases this cult gem on vinyl LP, bolstered by two newly recorded, previously unreleased tracks.
"Anchored in the ancient ways of the Metal of Death yet exuding a bold, flowing flair for songcraft, Abyssous compositionally run the gamut from teeth-gnashing, tempting-the-corners-of-chaos violence to slowly simmering, doomed-out dementia, taking the listener on a journey to eldritch depths...and beyond, and back. Through it all, the power-trio keep the execution red-eyed and rabid and indeed ...Smouldering. Now with a cavernous, 3D mastering job by P. Engel at Temple of Disharmony and new artwork by Misanthropic Art, Abyssous' ...Smouldering has become that much more mind-melting."
1. Entering the Cave
3. Burial Sea
5. Black pyramid
6. Profaning Intrusion of...
7. The Inverter
8. Exanimation Rite
9. Abscondence More...
Huntress has kicked off yet another year of relentless touring, following the release of "Starbound Beast." The band had a run on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and is currently out on the road with Danzig for his 25th Anniversary tour with Misfits guitarist Doyle.
Today, Huntress is proud to present a video for the song "Zenith." The clip was directed by Phil Mucci. Watch the new video below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.
Director Phil Mucci spoke about working with Jill Janus: "Jill doesn't compromise; she wanted something her fans would cherish for years to come. In a disposable world, she's very conscious of her legacy, as am I. It's more than a music video to us. It's a gateway drug."
Jill cannot wait for the fans to see "Zenith," stating: "You better pack your bongs now 'cuz this is going to trip you the fuck out! Huntress is ecstatic about our new music video for 'Zenith'. Director Phil Mucci is a visionary who brought our galactic hallucinations to life. Huntress dedicates 'Zenith' to our fans who've inspired us on this path, and who continue to travel with us on our cosmic musical journey. Together we will smoke the galaxies and blaze a new future for true heavy metal!"
The band will also be hitting the road with heavy metal heavyweights Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, and Testament. The tour kicks off October 22nd in Toronto, ON, and runs through November 26th in Silver Spring, MD. More...
A few more bands have been announced for next year's Maryland Deathfest, the twelfth edition of the annual festival taking place over Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore:
UNLEASHED (Sweden) - Exclusive US appearance!
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK) - Exclusive US appearance!
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)
The festival organizers have been working on sorting out the venue situation for next year. More details on that are expected in September, with more band announcements coming as soon as next week.
Here's the updated list of confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest XII 2014:
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)
Dark Tranquillity announced that just following its performances on 70,000 Tons of Metal in late January, the band will embark on a North American Tour with Omnium Gatherum and Exmortus.
The announcement reads: "That's right! We're bringing the 'Construct' tour to USA and Canada in early 2014, and we're very pleased to announce that our good buddies in Omnium Gatherum are confirmed for the main support slot for all dates. This will be their first stateside tour and we know that they're eagerly awaited by many of you. We're also welcoming Exmortus from California as openers.
"The complete list of dates can be found below, and tickets are already available for purchase via Enter the Vault. See you soon!"
Confirmed dates are as follows:
31-Jan San Juan, PR - La Respesta
1-Feb Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2-Feb Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
3-Feb New York City, NY - Stage 48
4-Feb Worcester, MA - The Palladium
5-Feb Montreal, QU - FouFounes
6-Feb Quebec City, QU - Dagobert
7-Feb Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
8-Feb Toronto, ON - Opera House
9-Feb London, ON - London Concert Theater
10-Feb Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
11-Feb Columbus, OH - Shrunken Head
12-Feb Joliet, IL - Mojoes
13-Feb Lawrence, KS - Granada
14-Feb Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
15-Feb Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
17-Feb Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
18-Feb Seattle, WA - El Corazon
19-Feb Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
21-Feb San Fransisco, CA - DNA Lounge
22-Feb West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
23-Feb Tempe, AZ - Club Red
25-Feb Dallas, TX - Trees
26-Feb Houston, TX - Scout Bar
28-Feb Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub and Billiards
1-Mar Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
2-Mar Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero More...
Unshine is going to release third album "Dark Half Rising" this Friday, August 23rd via Massacre Records. It was recorded and mixed at D-Studio by Jarno Hänninen, mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck, and contains the following tracks:
1. Nadja‘s Wailing About Coming Of The Frost
2. The Oath To Wilderness Of Unredeemed Nature
5. Defender Of His Faith
6. Their Horses Never Touch The Ground
8. The Blood Of Ardennes
9. Ikuinen Taistelu
10. Bone Fires
11. Ategenos (At The Death Of Winter)
Atriarch has checked in with the following announcement about bassist Joe Wickstrom needing fan support with medical bills:
"Joe Wickstrom is one of the pillars of the rock and heavy metal music community in Portland, OR. In 2011, he was diagnosed with Peripheral Arterial Disease. Even with insurance, he needs our help."
The Chariot announced last week that the band is calling it quits this year. Founding member and frontman Josh Scogin offers his own words:
"Having enjoyed 10 wonderful years of playing shows, it just feels like the right time to cross that finish line. The Chariot was never put on this earth to 'overstay our welcome.' I believe we did exactly what we came to do, and now it is time to move onward. Thank you."
The band will do one last farewell tour, which is set to span October 10th through November 16th. Additional acts playing the farewell tour include Glass Cloud, Rebuker, Birds In Row, and To The Wind. Dates are as follows: More...
Despotz Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish progressive/power metal act Tad Morose to the label's eclectic roster. After a 10 year hiatus, Tad Morose will release its seventh album "Revenant" this November.
"Tad Morose is a band that I've followed since my teenage days," said Despotz founder Ömer Akay. "They have their unique sound of melodic power metal and a touch of prog metal. After a decade of silence, it will be an honour to put Tad Morose back on the map again!"
Added guitarist Christer "Krunt" Anderson, "It was through our new management Lena Graaf on GMR Music Group that we came in contact with Despotz Records. They seem to be a hard-working and innovative record label, so to sign with them feels very good. It will be very exciting to work with them and we look forward to the release of our seventh album Revenant in November."
Tad Morose debuted back in 1993 with the album "Leaving The Past Behind," and has since released five albums and toured all around the world.
The band is currently working on its seventh studio album in Claustrophobic Studio in Gävle, Sweden to be internationally released this November.
Nine Inch Nails will release new album "Hesitation Marks" this coming September 3rd, 2013. Now you can check out several of the album's tracks in a live setting.
Reflecting in the Chrome has posted a full Nine Inch Nails set online from the band's performance at the Rock 'n' Heim Festival in Germany. Check out the full show in the player provided below, and the set list is as follows:
00:00:00 Copy Of A
00:12:03 Came Back Haunted
00:21:24 March Of The Pigs
00:37:00 Terrible Lie
00:51:27 Gave Up
00:56:02 Help Me I Am In Hell
00:57:47 Me, I'm Not
01:05:20 Find My Way
01:07:46 The Way Out Is Through
01:24:07 The Hand That Feeds
01:27:39 Head Like A Hole
01:33:19 Hurt More...
Transcend the Fallen has issued the following statement about working on a new album and seeking new members:
"It has been long enough since an update was sent out so it is time to let you all know how it's going.
"Studio: We are still in studio recording our second album. We have only two songs left to get vocals recorded and are heading back to do that Thursday. Then we will move into the mixing phase. We are looking to have the first set of songs in an initial mix by next week so we can start listening back to see if anything else is needed in order to really round out the songs.
"Drummer: We have yet to find a permanent replacement for our drummer but with the focus laying on recording we have not held many auditions. We have several candidates and as soon as the actual recording phase is finished, we will move into finding our new drummer. More...
In its 14th year for 2013, the ProgPower USA Festival is one of the longest-running US festivals, and the longest-running US multi-day festival to feature bands from outside the US.
This year, it has the special distinction of being the US debut show for five bands. Totaling more than a hundred and twenty band performances in its time, it has developed a reputation as a tastemakers’ festival, heightening awareness within the US of foreign bands.
It can be a daunting festival, price- and endurance-wise, but it’s one that should be considered if the genres it derives its name from at all turn your head. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s celebration of the fast and the nerdy down at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on September 4th. More...
Nederhaat has teamed up with the Deadliest Metal network to release a video clip for the song "Ten Slag," which can be found below. The band also comments:
"Ten Slag is from the 'Het Wrok der Volken' album, available for free download here. The footage used is from the Finnish-Russian conflict during WW2. Just to clarify; the swastika on the Finnish vehicles are not related to the Nazi ideology."
Wings Denied has checked in with the following statement about completing the recording process for a new album:
"We are officially done tracking our first LP. We are SO proud of the stuff that has been put on the album.
"Now it goes into that ambiguous phase of mixing/mastering/promoting, but we promise to release something as soon as it's ready! Be on the lookout for a new single from Wings Denied!"
You can also check out the band's previous EP "Awake" in the player available below. More...
Germany's Vanden Plas has checked in with the following update about releasing a follow-up to latest album "The Seraphic Clockwork:"
"First of all - sorry for the long time without some V.P. news - after we finally finished the new album (release January '14) Andy played - berger in 'hair' - in 21 sold out shows 42.000 people were watching in Augsburg a very unique stageplay on one of the most beautiful outdoor stages in Europe.
"During this time the rest of the band were playing very successful 'aida' in Kaiserslautern. And now - we slowly want to work off all the news for you. Be prepared for many many upcoming Vanden Plas facts during the next months. All the best to all our friends out there - and we hope you had a very great summer!"
You can also watch the band's music video for "Hole in the Sky" off "The Seraphic Clockwork" at this location.
Suffer the Pain has released a music video for the track "Werewolf," which is taken from a split release with Bombs Of Hades. Check out the clip below. For more info on Suffer the Pain, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Kylesa has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming U.S. tour dates
"We're stoked to announce our October tour with Pinkish Black and Sierra sponsored by Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan! Tickets go on sale Friday. See you soon!"
The tour poster is available below, and the currently announced dates are as follows:
10/1 Athens GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/2 Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
10/3 Nashville TN @ Exit/In
10/4 Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music
10/6 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
10/8 San Antonio TX @ Korova
10/9 Austin TX @ Red 7
10/10 Tucson AZ @ The Rock//SW Terror Fest
10/12 Tempe AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
10/13 San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick
10/14 Los Angeles CA @ Echoplex
10/15 Oakland CA @ Oakland Opera House
10/16 Sacramento CA @ Harlow's
10/17 Portland OR @ Star Theater
10/18 Olympia WA @ Capitol Theater
10/19 Missoula MT @ The Palace
10/20 Rapid City SD @ Johnny Billiards
10/22 Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club
10/23 Detroit MI @ Smalls
10/24 Newark DE @ Mojo Main
10/25 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus
10/26 Springfield VA @ Empire
10/27 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter More...
Swedish death metallers Throne of Heresy have turned their latest EP "Realms of Desecration" into a free download on Bandcamp. You can also stream the tracks below.
This is a way for the band to give something back to the fans, and to spread the Heresy before the release of a new album. Throne of Heresy has been hard at work during the summer promoting its own brand of death metal. The upcoming sophomore album is set to be released during spring 2014.
The "Realms of Desecration" track listing is:
1. Morning Star 05:58
2. Spawn of Atrocity 03:47
3. Souls to Suffer 03:58 More...
Devildriver will be releasing sixth studio album "Winter Kills" this coming August 27th via Napalm Records (reviewed here).
Today the band has partnered with Ghost Cult Magazine for an exclusive premiere of the title track from "Winter Kills." Give it a listen below.
Dez Fafara will be taking part in a special video chat with Alternative Press Magazine. The chat will take place tonight at 6:00 PM EDT, and can be found here. Fans are encouraged to submit their questions for Dez through Twitter using the hashtag #APAskDevildriver.
You can also check out our recent chat with Dez Fafara about the new album over at this location. The album's track listing is:
1. The Oath
2. Ruthless (check out the lyric video)
3. Desperate Times
4. Winter Kills
5. The Appetite (watch the music video)
7. Curses and Epitaphs
8. Caring's Overkill
9. Hunting Refrain
10. Tripping Over Tombstones
11. Sail More...
After the all-covers release "Childhood's End" (reviewed here), Norway's celestial dark rock outfit Ulver has announced an October 8th, 2013 North American release date for upcoming album "Messe I.X - IV.X."
"Messe I.X - IV.X" will be available this fall as a vinyl, download, and CD, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album. Fans can pre-order the album through the Kscope webstore at this location. New song "Glamour Box (ostinati)" is streaming below. The track listing is as follows:
1. As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples With Ghosts of a Bloody Past
2. Shri Schneider
3. Glamour Box (ostinati)
4. Son Of Man
5. Noche Oscura Del Alma
6. Mother Of Mercy More...
Nuclear Blast has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Generation Kill:
"Today it is with great pleasure for Nuclear Blast to announce the signing of New York City based thrashers Generation Kill! The band gathers vocalist Rob Dukes of Exodus and former Pro-Pain / M.O.D. member Rob Moschetti on bass guitar and backing vocals alongside Jason Trenzcer of Mutilation and Jason Velezon on lead guitars and James DeMaria of Merauder on drums.
"Generation Kill is not just another genre band, they are the final answer to all that tedious talk about a comeback of thrash metal. The band has just finished working on the follow up to its highly acclaimed debut 'The Red, White And Blood,' which is scheduled for release in November."
Commented vocalist Rob Dukes: "I want to thank everyone at Nuclear Blast for having Generation Kill become part of the greatest metal family. Generation Kill has finished our new Album. We used Zeuss (Hatebreed, Soulfly) to produce this record. He really helped us bring out things in all of us we didn't know we had, we all reached down and made a good record, we fought, we argued, and in the end each of us rose up to the challenge and wrote good fucking songs."
Added producer Zeuss: "This album is not an Exodus clone, this is an album of music where 5 guys got together an explored our own roots of music, the records we grew up listening to and wrote songs paying homage to what we love." More...
Drummer Marten Van Kruijssen of Houwitser has a new project titled Korpse, coming later this year. Check out a track below, and the band also issued the following biography:
"Korpse is a Brutal Death Metal band from The Netherlands, founded by Drummer Marten van Kruijssen (Houwitser, ex-Dictated) in 2013. Togheter with Sven (Visionary 666, ex-Dictated) on vocals, Bart (I Die You're Dead, ex-Divine Sins) on guitars and Mart (DrDoom) on Bass, Korpse recorded their self titeld album 'Korpse' which will be released late 2013.
"Korpse strives to play as brutal metal music as it's gonna get, without (over) using modern technologies which are often used to overproduce an album. A raw and dirty sound created by real instruments is what Korpse aims for. Because of this and the fact that all band members have plenty of (touring) experience playing all over Europe, Korpse guarantees a live show at least as intense and brutal as their self titled album 'Korpse'" More...
Deicide will release "In The Minds of Evil" this fall via Century Media Records.
The album is the eleventh studio recording of an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years, and is being produced by Jason Suecoff. The complete track listing is as follows:
1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Banished By Evil
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God
Decibel Magazine joined Deicide in the studio earlier this year, reporting: "Expect a super-brutal blast to the cranium. Longtime fans will pick up on nuances inspired from the almighty Legion effort." With drummer Steve Asheim adding, "we're going to get down and dirty this time around, so expect the lyrics to be brutal."
Deicide is: Glen Benton (vocals and bass), Kevin Quirion (guitars), Steve Asheim (drums) and Jack Owen (guitars).
The band will preview "In The Minds of Evil" on the road this fall on the No Salvation Tour with fellow Century Media labelmates Broken Hope in support. Also opening are Disgorge and Necronomicon.
The North American tour launches October 2nd in Atlanta, GA, and ends October 24th in Austin, TX. Highlights include a convergence with the Delaware Death Fest October 5th, as well as stops in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Complete dates are listed below. More...
After recently signing to Century Media Records for an upcoming studio album, Dark Funeral is now ready to present a series of re-issues for the band's previous six albums.
Created with the band's close cooperation, the first batch of Dark Funeral re-issues covers the self-titled MCD (plus bonus material), "The Secrets Of The Black Arts" (including the re-mixed/re-mastered 8-track Unisound mix as a bonus), and "Vobiscum Satanas" (including live tracks).
These titles will be released in Europe on September 9th and in North America on November 12th via Century Media Records.
In regards to these upcoming re-issues (plus Dark Funeral's new vocalist search), the band's mastermind, Lord Ahriman (guitar), comments:
"I'm proud to announce that we are finally doing proper re-issues of our classic albums through Century Media. And to really spice things up, I have dug deep into my personal photo archives to come up with some killer photos/flyers, previously mostly unseen by the public eye. These will be the definite versions of our classic albums, especially the nice vinyls! Each album also contains detailed liner notes-- and besides myself, Themgoroth, Dan Swanö & some other old friends that were present at the time I formed the band contributed to this. Unfortunately, I could not finish off these re-issues with Blackmoon, who sadly passed away earlier this year, but he was fully aware of them and for 'In The Sign...' and 'The Secrets...' we at least added a tribute page to commemorate him.
"We've just ended our festival season with a killer show at Germany's Summer Breeze festival. Now, my/our main focus will be to resume writing the next masterpiece, tentatively set for release in 2014. More news to come...
"Dark Funeral is currently looking for a permanent new vocalist - preferable from Scandinavia. Serious applications can be sent to email@example.com!" More...
Italian modern thrash act Terrorway will release the debut album "Blackwaters" on September 30th via Bakerteam Records. The band was formed in 2009, releasing the critically acclaimed EP "Absolute" in 2010, a pure concentrate of extreme modern metal inspired by the likes of Strapping Young Lad, Dillinger Escape Plan and The Haunted.
While composing and recording the EP, the band built a strong live activity, often sharing the stage with international acts such as Mnemic and Paul Di Anno to name a few. The song "Her Last Breath" was included in the ‘Kill City, Vol. 17" compilation, which led to the current deal with Bakerteam Records.
"Blackwaters" was mixed and mastered by Jacob Olsen (Hatesphere, Moonspell, Born From Pain). The track listing is:
3. In a Swamp
4. Keep Walking Silent
5. The Inascapable Plot
8. A Cursed Race
9. Ruins More...
Italian metal band Sinheresy unveiled the artwork and track listing for the band's upcoming debut full length LP "Paint the World." The album will drop via Bakerteam Records on September 30th.
"Paint the World" was engineered by Riccardo "Paso" Pasini (Ephel Duat, Extrema), mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Varberg, Sweden, by Johan Örnborg and Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Amon Amarth, Opeth, Paradise Lost). The atwork and layout by Nerve Design (Threshold, Nile, Vision Divine, Bulldozer, Necrodeath).
The track listing is:
1. Last Fall
2. The Gambler
3. Paint the World
4. Roses & Thorns
5. Made for Sin
7. Lost in the Shadows
8. Our Angel
9. Elua’s Gift
10. Lying Dreams (Bonus Track) More...
Richmond's Windhand is streaming then new track "Orchard." The song appears on the upcoming sophomore full length "Soma," which is due out via Relapse Records on September 17th (North America), September 13th (Germany/Benelux), September 16th (UK/World) on the following formates: CD, 2xLP, and Digital. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
The track listing for "Soma" is:
3. Feral Bones
Check out "Orchard" here: More...
Sabaton posted a live clip of the band performing "Ghost Division" (from the 2008 release "The Art of War") at the Woodstock Festival in Poland in 2012. The clip is part of the upcoming DVD/2CD live release "Swedish Empire Live," which is out on September 20, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Swedish Empire Live" can be pre-orderd at this location in the following formats:
DVD (Poland only)
2LP (limited black vinyl in gatefold + poster)
2LP (limited yellow vinyl in gatefold + poster) (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only)
Earbook (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook)
Special Leather Hardcover Earbook (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only) (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook)
After revealing Michael Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) in the first "guess the keyboardist" video, master musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen revealed the name of the next guest vocalist, JB Christoffersson of Grand Magus, for the forthcoming new release "The Theory of Everything." The album is due out later this year.
A video revealing his appearance can be seen here:
In addition, Lucassen also posted the second "guess the keyboardist" video, which can be seen here: More...
Soulfly posted up a fourth video in a series of behind the scenes footage for the upcoming release "Savages." The album is set to drop on October 4th via Nuclear Blast. The video features Max Cavalera discussing where the concept of "Savages" came from.
"Savages" features guest stars: Mitch Harris (Napalm Death, Igor Cavalera, Jr. (Lody Kong), Neil Fallon (Clutch) and Jamie Hanks (I Declare War).
The track list is:
1. Bloodshed (see lyric video)
2. Cannibal Holocaust?
4. Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla
5. Master of Savagery?
7. This Is Violence
9. El Comegente
Check out the video here: More...
German thrash legends Kreator posted a another clip from the upcoming DVD/2CD Live album "Dying Alive." Check out the track "Death to the World" (from the latest album "Phantom Antichrist" - see review here) in the player below.
"Dying Alive" drops on August 30th (EU), Sept. 2nd (UK) and Sept. 3rd (North America) via Nuclear Blast. For complete information and track listing head over to this location.