Metal News for August 24, 2013
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Italian grind brutalists Exhumer will release their second full-length album, "Degraded by Sepsis," on October 15th via Comatose Music. "Degraded by Sepsi"s marks the first recorded output from one of Italy's sickest death metal exports since their 2008 full-length debut, "Bloodcurdling Tool of Digestion." Next month, Exhumer will join forces with Psycroptic, Hour Of Penance and Dyscarnate for 'The Inherited Sedition European Tour.' The tour kicks off on September 20th in Aarshot, Belguim. Dates are as follows:
September, 20 - Aarshot, Belgium @ JC De Klinker
September, 21 - Essen, Germany @ Turock
September, 22 - London UK @ Electrowerkz
September, 23 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Pint
September, 24 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks
September, 25 - Cardiff, UK @ Bogiez Rock Club
September, 26 - Margate, UK @ Westcoast
September, 27 - Paris, France @ Glazart
September, 28 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metal Assault Festival
September, 29 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Planet 5
September, 30 - Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk Kranhalle
October, 1 - Kosice, Slovakia @ Collosseum
October, 2 - Ostrava, Czech Rep @ Barrack Music Club
October, 4 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Baroeg
October, 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
On September 3rd Sevared Records will release "Sorrow and Skin" from Boston death metal force Scalpel. Nefarious Realm has posted an exclusive premier of the title track from "Sorrow and Skin." Check it out at this location. For more selections from "Sorrow and Skin," including album tracks "Sentinels of Severed Flesh" and "Ripe," live footage and more, visit youtube.
Scalpel will be performing a show with the mighty Gorguts on September 8th at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. in celebration of the release of "Sorrow and Skin." The band will follow that gig with another blockbuster opening for Morbid Angel on November 10th at The Middle East in Cambridge, Mass. Listen to album track "The Woodsman" below.
Ripple Music has announced the release of The Fuzz Drivers new video with an exclusive premiere at Melodicrock.com. Watch it over at that site, or below. "Carved Time" is the third single from The Fuzz Drivers, a Portuguese band that plays southern retro-rock music. The video comes shortly after the announcement of its worldwide deal with Ripple Music and ahead of appearing live in Spain, UK, Scotland, Belgium and Germany throughout August and September. Their self-titled debut is available for free at The Fuzz Drivers' website.
Dead Beat Media and Slaughterhouse Records have joined forces to release a split seven-inch EP featuring both the Dutch band Warmaster and the Malaysian act Humiliation. Holland's veterans Warmaster return with two new tracks of their patented old school death metal style, unique vocals and crushing mid-paced riffs. Newcomers Humiliation have been taking the world by storm with several of their releases, and present here two new tracks of heavy as hell old school death metal.
The EP features two new and exclusive, never before heard, tracks from each band on white opaque vinyl with red splatter. 500 copies will be pressed, with a free download card for all purchases. There will be a die hard edition featuring limited edition stickers for each band and a 'Krieg' edition which includes the limited edition stickers as well as a limited edition woven patch. Check out the titles for the respective two songs each band contributes, along with an upload of a promo for the release.
1) Mental Meltdown
2) Generation Panzerfaust
4) Pledge of Invasion
Fresh off the GWAR-B-Q-, your lords and masters have announced that they will be conquering yet another festival.
That's right, everyone's favorite Scumdogs GWAR will be returning to the land down under to wreak havoc and make sweet Kangaroo love with the locals. The first show is Saturday February 22nd in Brisbane, followed by shows in Syndey, Melbourne, and Adelaide before wrapping up Monday March 3rd in Perth. A complete list of dates is below.
"Considering it was twice as big as last year's 2012 GWAR-B-Q and about eight times as slaughter-ific, your Lords and Masters, the mighty GWAR, are semi-satisfied," said lead singer Oderus Urungus, who was contacted at this Antarctican fortress. "The sheer amount of carnage inflicted...I mean I saw whole families just wiped out in the savage glee of the Pit of the GWAR-B-Q, willingly screaming as their bodies were pulped by our giant meat grinder. Every drop of GWAR Beer and GWAR B-Q Sauce was consumed, and all the bands ruled! And loyal bohab Goldmember repeated as Spew-O-Lympic champion it was far and away the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet.
"Now on to our new album Battle Maximus, the new GWAR album, featuring the debut of new Scumdog Pustulus Maximus. A new era of GWAR has begun. Hail FLATTUS, Hail GWAR, tell all of your friends that missed the 2013 GWAR-B-Q that they fucked up!"
On playing the Soundwave Festival, Oderus said: "We can't wait to come back to Australia as part of the colossal Soundwave Festival. Now if we could only figure out how to get there, if we swim, on Gor-Gor's back we should be able to decimate Asia nicely." More...
Poland's Donorfeast has posted a new track online for streaming. Give "The Scapegoat" a listen via the YouTube player below. You can also check out more music from Donorfeast by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Calgary act Shark Infested Daughters has a new lyric video out now for for "There Will Be Blood," which is available below.
"There Will Be Blood" is the new single off the 2013 EP "Reflections of the Dead," recorded/produced by Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios.
Modern thrashers Sawthis have posted a making-of clip online for the new album "Youniverse," which can be viewed below.
The band recently announced a new record deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of "Youniverse" on September 30th, 2013. The album is a conceptual work focused on the theme of multiple personality disorder and features a very special guest appearance by Rob Cavestany from Death Angel.
Back to the 80’s! That’s the mission behind Sinner’s upcoming album “Touch Of Sin 2” (released on August 30th), and new video clip “Don’t Believe A Word” takes you back to the times of the DeLorean, Indiana Jones, Rambo, video recorders, and Miami Vice. Check it out below.
For "Touch Of Sin 2" the band took 11 of classic tracks from the 80's (from long out of print cult albums "Dangerous Charm," "Touch Of Sin," and "Comin' Out Fighting") and did an extensive re-recording. In addition, 3 brand new songs were produced to end up on the record. The track listing is:
1. Born To Rock
2. Comin' Out Fighting (lyric video available here)
3. Bad Girl
4. Knife In My Heart
5. Concrete Jungle
6. Don't Believe A Word
8. Germany Rocks
9. Danger Zone
11. Blood On The Sand
12. Lost In A Minute
14. Heat Of The City More...
The ShipRocked 2014 band lineup has expanded with the addition of Lacuna Coil, Love & Death (featuring Brian “Head” Welch), Art of Dying, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, and Wilson.
The 5-day cruise will also feature a special onboard DJ set by Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace and a comedy set from Big Jay Oakerson. Rock and roll dance troupe Hells Belles Burlesque is slated for a pair of performances, and will be offering burlesque workshops during the cruise.
The rock music cruise vacation onboard the Norwegian Pearl will depart from the Port Of Miami and will visit Great Stirrup Cay - a private island in the Bahamas - during the January 26th - 30th, 2014 excursion.
The current band lineup for ShipRocked 2014 - fueled by Monster Energy - includes: headliners Five Finger Death Punch, along with Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Device (featuring David Draiman), Sevendust, Candlebox, In This Moment, Lacuna Coil, The Halo Method, Nonpoint, Love & Death (with Brian “Head” Welch), Aranda, Art of Dying, Young Guns, Crash Kings, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, Wilson, American Fangs, Digital Summer, and Andy Wood & The Amalgam. More...
Fort Worth's Pinkish Black recently announced a full tour with Kylesa in October (dates available after the jump). The band has also premiered a song from the upcoming Century Media album, "Razed To The Ground." The song "Ashtray Eyes" can be heard below courtesy of Roadburn.com.
The album's track listing is as follows:
Dead By April recruited new vocalist Christoffer 'Stoffe' Andersson earlier this year, and now Stoffe has checked in with the following update about undergoing surgery and upcoming performances:
"Hi friends, we have finally arrived at the hotel in Oberhausen, for tomorrow's show at West Side Rock Fest.
"I'm still in a lot of pain from my surgery last week, and I don't even know if I can scream or do the show, but i will do my best and really try my hardest to walk up on that stage tomorrow. Be patient :(
"Big thanks and love goes out to the nice people that helped me in any way at the hospital, you rock! (Kirurgavdelningen 2B, Varberg)
"Now, lets pray that I will heal as fast as possible, can finish the album recording, be healthy and most of all, can carry on with what I love to do the most, play music and live my dream." More...
Eye Of Anubis has released new EP "The Plague," and the band has just finished shooting a video for the track "Irrational Bloodbath" with Jjvel of C-Jaam Productions, which will be available to view in a matter of weeks.
You can now stream the EP below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Reawakening 01:07
2. Purge The Weak 05:41
3. Led To Disbelief 04:22
4. Crown Of The Deformed 05:07
5. Indoctrinate The Wicked 04:44
6. God Obsolete 06:49
7. Irrational Bloodbath 05:28 More...
Although former Misfits guitarist Doyle is currently on the road performing for U.S. fans with Danzig as part of the Danzig 25 tour, that does not mean he cannot share a little bit of his new album "Abominator" with his fans across the globe.
"Valley of Shadows," the previously released single from the new album, now has a lyric video counterpart. The video can be viewed below.
“To introduce our new album Abominator, we are releasing the official lyric video for the first single ‘Valley Of Shadows.’ A dark journey through a world of lust and violence,” states vocalist Alex Story. “Showcasing the evolution of sound Doyle has achieved from his already legendary development with The Misfits, this song rages with the primal fury and carnality found throughout the band’s debut album. This is a call to arms to true fiends everywhere. The trip through the valley is a brutal thrill filled ride to hell that you won't soon forget. Where hardcore punk meets old school thrash and a new breed of doom metal, ‘Valley Of Shadows’ is just a glimpse into what is to come from Abominator.”
Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein released his brand new album "Abominator" in July with his own label, Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves. The album is available digitally at all major digital retailers now, and will be available in CD and vinyl form in October 2013. Catch the band live:
8/24 - CALGARY, AB - Flames Central
8/25 - EDMONTON, AB - Union Hall
8/27 - VANCOUVER, BC - Commodore
8/28 - SEATTLE, WA - Sodo
8/30 – LOS ANGELES, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
8/31 - PHOENIX, AZ - Marquee Theater More...
"Valkyrja," the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, Tyr, will be released on September 17th in North America and September 16th in Europe.
Tyr is happy to announce that Amon Ellingsgaard will be drumming for the band on a European tour with Finntrol. Amon is currently drummer for Heri Joensen's side project, Heljareyga. Many fans may already be familiar with Amon, who is also the nephew of former drummer Kari Streymoy, as he has filled in for Tyr before on the first Paganfest in 2008.
California veteran rock trio Smile Empty Soul has teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere "False Alarm," the first single from the band's upcoming sixth studio album "Chemicals." Listen to the track at this location.
"'False Alarm' is a great representation of our new album Chemicals because it's very raw and real, just like the rest of the record," guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen states. "It really draws you in from the top, and has an entrancing lullaby vibe to it. This song captures the energy we were going for."
"Chemicals" will hit stores October 1st, 2013 on the band's new imprint Two Disciples Entertainment, which, in conjunction with Pavement Entertainment, will see the band controlling all aspects of marketing and promotion for the new record and impending tours. More...
Ævangelist signed with Debemur Morti Productions earlier this year, and now the band has revealed the cover artwork for a coming second album.
The album will be titled "Omen Ex Simulacra" and features a cover by Polish artist Andrzej Masianis, available below. The album is due out October 11th, 2013 via Debemur Morti.
On Monday, August 26th, Carvin's Hollywood store will host its first-ever guitar exposition from 5-6PM.
Presented by Century Media Records, Dunlop Manufacturing, and Cleartone Strings, "Shreds of Insanity" will feature performances by four young guitar virtuosos on the rise in metal with special guest Francesco Artusato of All Shall Perish.
Participants will include Rick Di Marco of Death Division, Dave Silver of Savage Messiah, Parker Jameson of Starkill, and Jake Dreyer of White Wizzard.
As the name suggests, these shredders will demonstrate skills in various forms, including head-to-head solo duels. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions and win prizes such as a pair of tickets to see Wintersun, Arsis, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Starkill that night at House of Blues Sunset Strip, a free subscription to Decibel Magazine, and more goodies from Century Media, Nuclear Blast, and Earache Records.
More info can be found at the Facebook event page here, and the address is:
7414 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046 More...
A new episode of "Ektomorf TV" is now online, which showcases the band's time working on new material and recording the follow-up to "Black Flag."
Check out the sixth episode below, which covers guitar recording. A previous video in the recording series can also be found over at this location.
Mexico's Split Heaven has a new single out now titled "Danger Zone," which is extracted from the coming album "The Devil's Bandit," due to be released by Pure Steel Records on November 22nd, 2013. Pure Steel Records also released the band's second work "Street Law" in 2011.
Check out the track below, which also features art from the coming release. Split Heaven comments:
"We are very happy to show all our fans a preview from what we think it will be our best album until now. Giancarlo’s vocals fits perfectly and it has made our music so much heavier. We know our fans will love it."
"The Devil’s Bandit" was recorded in the band's hometown city Queretaro and mastered by Achim Koehler in Germany, who has worked with with bands such as Primal Fear, Brainstorm, Amon Amarth, and Sodom. More...
Stormbringer.at has released a new video interview with Dez Fafara of DevilDriver, which can be viewed below.
DevilDriver's new full-length album "Winter Kills" (reviewed here) is due out on August 27th, 2013. You can stream the album's title track at this location, or find out more about the album by reading our own interview with Dez right here.
Malignant Asceticism will release a vinyl edition of the "Ascensum Serpens" EP this coming September 27th via Blood Harvest. The label comments:
"Conceived in 2010, the will of Chile's Malignant Asceticism is whispered and executed through those who walk the left-hand path, called to spread the message. Influenced by the most sinister currents of black metal, Ascensum Serpens gets inside the most sublime subjects of spiritual elevation, through the mysteries of sexual magick. A conscious trip inside the darkest paths, expressed through the traditional South American hate, Malignant Asceticism's Ascensum Serpens 7" EP speaks dark secrets: OUR WORD IS SPILLED BLOOD, SEAL OF THE PERSISTENT, EXISTENCE AFTER EXISTENCE!"
1. Seventh Breath
2. The Black Dance More...
Within Temptation recently signed to Nuclear Blast for the release of a new album. The band has announced a music video and single are coming soon for "Paradise (What About Us?)" and a teaser trailer can now be found below.
The sickness of Horrifying began in 2010, with the mission to create and recapture the old, cryptic sound of petrifying and violent death-thrash.
The band's 2012 demo caught the attention of Blood Harvest, who immediately signed the band and is now unleashing a vinyl debut, "Euphoric Existence," which includes three agonizing and harrowing hymns. "Euphoric Existence" is due out September 27th and has the following track listing:
1. An Agonic Death
2. Euphoric Existence
3. Petrifying Hallucinations More...