Metal News for August 25, 2012
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Australian groove metal band Frankenbok has posted a few tour dates it will be playing in its home country. The band is also streaming the song "Dine In Hell" which it made into a video recently. You may listen to that song after the tour dates. Frankenbok is also asking fans to submit their picture to be on the Tour EP the band is working on. Go over to the Facebook page to learn more.
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French power metal act Galderia has signed with Metalodic Records. The band's debut LP,
"The Universality," is scheduled is for a November 2012 release. The album was mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila and the artwork of the album was created by Felipe Machado (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of FIre, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Rage, Iron Savior)
"The Universality" is an album full of melodies and choirs, and is based on the universal spirit of unity. It drives the idea that we are all a part of a cosmic ocean of energy. An infinite and eternal consciousness that is All and in All. This is the idea behind the word : Universality.
The band commented on the signing: Statement from the band : "Galderians of the world, we are very proud to announce that we will work with Metalodic Record for our first album called "The Universality." We know that the label will make a great job to help us in the spreading of the cosmic message of Galderia, kingdom of the Universality of Creation. Hope you will enjoy it !! Keep the power and the joy of life !"
Metalodic Records commented: "I'm really happy to have Galderia in the Metalodic's family, as a true fan of power metal, their music is exactly what I enjoy the most, a perfect mix between Gamma Ray and Freedom Call, this first album is really amazing and I'm sure they will conquer the "cosmic" heart of everyone around the world"
A sample mix of 4 songs can be heard at this location.
The track list for "The Universality" is as follows: More...
Italian doom metal band Crimson Dawn entered Elnor Studio in Magnago/Milan to record its first full length album and first release since the 2006 demo "A Dawn in Crimson." The band unveiled that the title for the album will be "In Strange Aeons..." and it is expected for a 2013 release. The first in a series of video studio reports is expected shortly.
Crimson Dawn started as a side project collaboration between Drakkar guitarist Dario Beretta and Crown of Autumn multi-muscian Emanuele Rastelli. The reboot of the band features the following lineup:
Dario Beretta - 7 String Guitar, Background Vocals (Drakkar)
Luca Lucchini - Drums (Ex-Dark Ages)
Antonio Pecere - Lead Vocals (Betoken/Deimos/Rapid Fire)
Alessandro Reggiani Romagnoli - Bass
Emanuele Laghi - Keyboards
Marco Rusconi - 6 String Guitar
Stone Sour will release the first installment of the double album "House of Gold & Bones Part 1" on October 23rd, 2012, with the second installment to follow in 2013. The album was recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill. The first two tracks from the record can be heard in the player available below.
Guitarist Josh Rand says, "House of Gold & Bones takes everything that's great about this band and amplifies it. The riffs, the lyrics, the grooves and the songs are like Stone Sour times 10. There's also heavy stuff that's like nothing we've ever done before. It's dark as hell and a complete experience from the first track to the last."
The track listing for "House of Gold & Bones Part 1" is as follows:
1. Gone Sovereign
2. Absolute Zero
3. A Rumor of Skin
4. The Travelers, Pt. 1
7. My Name is Allen
9. Influence of a Drowsy God
10. The Travelers, Pt. 2
11. Last of the Real More...
U.K. prog metallers hAND are currently in the midst of writing their as-yet-untitled third album. It will be a concept album exploring the nature and fluidity of sexuality, as well as differing relationship structures between human beings. The band recently commented:
"Currently we are half way done with writing the new album, with lots of further ideas and demos floating around for the remaining half. One of the tracks we have been working on is Chiptune inspired; we’ve been having a lot of fun utilizing synths and different effects to get a quirky and fun sound for that track. On others we've stripped it right back to just Kat and a piano, we wanted to get some real emotional depth in this piece. It is a broad subject to approach, but we feel the end result will be an interesting and engaging experience.”
A free download of the demo version for the song "Anthem" off the upcoming album is available from the band's official website. hAND is a 3 piece, female fronted progressive rock / metal band from Sussex. The group's second album “Breathing” was released in 2011 via Femme Metal Records and Brutal Elite Records.
The Chariot, which is heading out on tour with Hundredth and Impending Doom this October, has debuted a brand new track titled "In" via Altpress.com. Click here to listen to the track. "This song was originally going to be the opening track to 'One Wing.' It was a last minute decision to move it further in down list, and I think it was for the better." says frontman Josh Scogin. The Chariot will release "One Wing" on August 28th, 2012.
Scogin continues, "The song still has the strength of an opener but this record is a journey and for that reason alone it belongs at track 7. One Wing was designed to be heard in chronological order but having said that, I think this song does a pretty good job standing all alone as well."
The album's track listing is:
India's Limit Zero has posted the song "Approaching Infinity" online, which can be heard in the player available below. The song will appear on the "Gravestone Constellations" album, which has the following track listing:
1. Galaxies Bleed
2. Time Bending Patterns.
3. Approaching Infinity
4. Within The Beyond
9. Gravestone Constellations
The news of drummer Jörg Michael's departure from the Finnish melodic metal brigade Stratovarius in September 2011 was a shock for all of the band's fans. To say goodbye to a friend, hero and member who characterized Stratovarius' sound for over a decade, the group embarked on a five-show farewell tour of Finland in November of last year. Before returning with a brand new studio album in 2013, Stratovarius will release a two-hour 2-CD/DVD set filmed and recorded in Tampere, Finland on November 19th, 2011. This is one of the very last shows the band played with Michael.
Set for North American release on August 28th, 2012 via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records, "Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere," which entered the Music DVD chart in Finland at position No. 1 upon its first week of release overseas, marks the end of an era as well as a new beginning. Hits and classics like "Under Flaming Skies," "Speed Of Light," and "Hunting High And Low" as well as exclusive bonus material (30-minute documentary about the band's history, exclusive interviews with each member as well as a special comment from Jörg Michael regarding reasons for his departure) makes it a must-have for every fan and a real collector's item not to be missed.
Chilean metal band Gedeon is finally streaming a new cut, "Daga," from its forthcoming demo EP "Desde El Averno." The band is officially launching it at the BarRacuda bar in San Antonio, Chile on August 25th, where it will perform with Throne Of Evil. Get more information and updates over on Gedeon's Facebook page.
Fractal Artifact has posted a playthrough video online for the song "Cosmic Portal," which is from the band's upcoming debut album. This track is the 1st in a 3-part piece within the concept of the album. Check out the footage below, or find more info on Fractal Artifact via Facebook here.
New York's In The Casket has issued the following announcement about lineup changes within the band:
"We may as well let everyone know what is going on with the band since we made some changes. We have parted ways with our bass player Joe, it was a mutual decision and he is leaving the band on good terms with no hard feelings on either side. Joe is really busy now and just doesnt have the time.
"Kyle has moved over to bass to replace Joe so we no longer have a keyboard and third guitar, so we are looking for a full time keyboardist. We had our first practice with Kyle on bass last night and he will be playing his first show with us on bass this coming Tuesday at The Loft in Poughkeepsie with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kataklysm, Vital Remains, Rose Funeral, and Necroptic Engorgement (Music Page).
"Kyle is more comfortable playing bass so it was the natural thing to do. We want to thank Joe for his time in the band and he will be missed."
To hear more from In The Casket, you can stream the band's "You Could Get Hit By A Truck" EP at this location.
Promethee has issued the following announcement about the release of the band's new album:
"Ok everybody, we know it's taken ages but now after a year of hard work, we are proud to present the artwork and the release date of our debut album! 'Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes' will be out October 13th in the forms of digipack, vinyl and digital. More details about the release will be announced soon. GET READY!"
Darkane has started up a new video diary series from the recording of the band's upcoming sixth album that will be available by mid-2013. A new clip from the series has now been posted online and can be viewed below, which features Jörgen Löfberg preparing for the studio.