Metal News for August 25, 2013
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26 news articles posted on this day.
NVRVD has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming live shows:
"Bad news - One of us got into an accident today and the result is a broken kneecap. Due to this events we have to cancel the show in leuwaarden and our appearance at the Occult Fest.
"We are extremely sorry for this but this is totally beyond our control. We will definitely try to re-schedule the dates in Holland. See you soon." More...
French metal purveyors Another End have inked a deal with Mulligore Production for the release of debut EP "Whispers From..."
The EP is due out this coming September 20th, 2013 and was recorded by Sylvain Debuis at the Rec N' Roll studios in France. You can now stream new track "The End" in the SoundCloud player below. The following press release was also issued:
"The 32-minute span of otherworldly darkness shaping up Bourgogne-based Another End's sound is inspired by the torments of a child suffering the aftermath of the forms of abuse inflicted by his father. The inner voices resonating throughout the depths of the core of his being long and weep for revenge, destruction, and above all, the tiniest speck of hope. The subject matter is supported by a sonic approach reminiscent of the bloodiest and gnarliest works of Kruger, Generation of Vipers, Russian Circles, Neurosis, and Cult of Luna to name only a few." More...
Devil May Care has released a playthrough video for the track "Kanx," which is available below. The band also comments:
"This is Kanx, the only song that can solo tank everything. You can buy the music at Bandcamp here. Recorded in 2013, on iPhone 4s. The guitar we are using is an ESP Viper Baritone and every downstoke is a homage to James Hetfield Hope you like the song as much as we do."
Glasgow's Frontline has posted the "Subject of Hate" album online for streaming, which is being released via Thanks For Nothing Records and was recored and mixed by Ali Walker at Devils Own Studio. The track listing is as follows:
1. Intro 01:20
2. Cold Touch 02:43
3. Run Ya Mouth 02:04
4. No Unity 02:49
5. Lost (featuring Paul Williams of Desolated) 03:30
6. Down But Not Out 03:08
7. Rotten To The Core 02:25
8. Subject of Hate 03:56 More...
After releasing "Eremita" last year (reviewed here), solo artist Ihsahn has announced his new album "Das Seelenbrechen" is due out on October 22nd, 2013. The cover artwork and track listing can be found below.
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On a recent stop in Chicago, Lita Ford sat down to chat with Mike of psychobabbletv.com. A video from the interview is now online and can be viewed below.
Lita Ford also released a music video earlier this year for "Mother," which comes off latest album "Living Like A Runaway." Watch the clip at this location.
Italy's Devangelic has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bass player:
"Hello guys, so finally it's the time for to present the new member of our band... We are so proud to announce Damiano Bracci as the new official bass player!
"You can see his skills on this video, we're so happy to have such a talented guy to work with, for our next releases and live shows. Show him some love! More news yet to come, keep your eyes on this page to be updated!" More...
Beyond the Dust guitarist Steeves Hostin was recently robbed, and he lost all the data for his upcoming solo EP. Steeves has now decided to post what remains of the unfinished work online, which can be heard in the SoundCloud clip below. A video from Steeves explaining the situation is also available after the jump. He also comments:
"This EP will never be finished! This was supposed to be my first solo EP. But on Friday, Aug 23rd, I felt asleep in the subway. And when I woke up, all my shit was stolen (wallet, keys, phone) including a bag with my computer inside.
"On that computer, I started to record that first solo EP, everything was on it (Yeah yeah I know, don't harass me with 'BACKUPS MATE BACKUPS,' I know what it is, I just didn't took the time to do it) I basically don't feel like doing everything again from scratch. So there was 2 options:
- Deleting the exports I had on Soundcloud
- Releasing this in that 'early' state
"I hope you guys will enjoy it anyway ;) (oh yeah I know, Track 1 first drum pattern is the one from Karnivool's 'The Caudal Lure.' Basically the metric of that pattern was interesting so I took the whole pattern and I planned to change it afterward ... but this will never happen)." More...
Footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user cronicasdeathoscuria, of Ataraxie performing "Walking Through the Land of Falsity" at France's Motocultor Festival earlier this month. Check out the footage below.
Ataraxie will also release the "L'Être et la Nausée" album this coming September 1st, 2013 via Weird Truth Productions.
Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire has posted several releases online for free streaming and download via Bandcamp.
The band's out of print debut EP "Harmonies From Bleeding Mouths," the first full-length "Omega Drunk On The Blood of Alpha," and the band's split with Nesseria can also be downloaded at this location.
You can also stream the band's debut EP below. The track listing is:
1. Loathing in the key of A 01:03
2. Hollywood Cowboy 01:23
3. The Equestrian 01:31
4. Hate is... 01:06
5. ...the new Black 01:53
6. Adna 01:33
7. Crossing the Gasoline Sea 01:34 More...
Experimental Buenos Aires outfit Adlivun has released a new music video for "Duality (Prologue)," which will be the opening track to the band's upcoming album. Check it out below, or hear more from Adlivun at the band's Facebook profile. Adlivun is:
Ariel Bukato - Lead Vocals
Bru Schiavoni - Guitar/Vocals
Gustavo Campo - Guitar
Nicolás Zolezzi - Bass
Santiago Saglietti - Drums
Heroic fantasy power metal band Gloryhammer, featuring Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes, has released a lyric video for "The National Anthem of Unst," which the band ends out its live sets with.
The clip is available below, and features live footage from the Steel Meets Steel festival in Germany shot by Torsten Anlauf. You can also watch the band's lyric video "Quest For The Hammer of Glory" at this location.
Ireland's Eternal Helcaraxe has revealed "To Whatever End" will be released this September in cassette tape format by Sword Productions in cooperation with Blood And Soil Productions. This release will be limited to 500 copies, and the cover artwork is available below.
Split Heaven will release new album "The Devil's Bandit" this coming November 22nd, 2013 via Pure Steel Records. The band has now revealed the track listing will be as follows:
1. The Arrival Of The Gunslinger
2. Danger Zone (streaming below)
3. False Martyr
4. March Of The Dead
5. The Devil's Bandit
6. Waiting For The Angel Of Death
8. Diamond Gaze
10. Right To Rule More...
Brazilian act Overturn has posted the new "Enganoso Coracao" EP online for streaming. Check out all the tracks from the release in the YouTube playlist available below. You can also find more info on Overturn at the band's official Facebook profile.
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After previously covering Iron Maiden and the Scorpions, the Harp Twins have posted a new video clip online featuring their rendition of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water."
Check out Camille and Kennerly's version of the track below.
Montreal act Atonement has issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for an upcoming album:
"We are ready to unveil the front cover of Atonement's debut, self-titled album. After an extremely long process, our album has finally been completed and is now ready to be unleashed upon this world.
"We will be setting up a Bandcamp page, where we will release it as digital download (with cover & lyrics booklet). Since we do not know when/if we will be able to play live, for various reasons, we decided it would make more sense to release this only as a digital album for now.
"We hope you will appreciate this piece of artwork & we are very eager to hear your comments on the full album itself. It definitely withholds many surprises. More on this in a few days..." More...
Danish thrashers Essence have just released the "For The Fallen" lyric video, which is taken off the band’s latest album, "Last Night Of Solace," released via NoiseArt Records in March 2013. The video was created by Peter Kelkelund and can be viewed below.
Essence is also about to hit the European roads together with Danish labelmates Mercenary and Finns Omnium Gatherum. Dates are as follows:
Aug 30 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
Aug 31 DE - München, Backstage Club
Sep 01 CH - Pratteln, Z7
Sep 03 SER - Belgrade, Gun Club
Sep 04 RO - Bucharest, The Silver Church Club
Sep 05 HUN - Budapest, Showbarlang
Sep 06 AT - Wien, Escape
Sep 07 CZ - Brno, Melodka
Sep 08 DE - Berlin, K17
Sep 09 DE - Hamburg, Marx
Sep 11 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
Sep 12 UK - London, The Underworld
Sep 13 DE - Essen, Turock Open Air
Sep 14 DE - Stuttgart, Club Zentral
Sep 15 NL - Eindhoven, Dynamo More...
Revocation is currently on the road touring in support of the band's newly released, self-titled album. Unfortunately for Des Moines fans, the band has checked in with the following announcement about missing tonight's show:
"We regret to inform you that we will not be able to make it to our gig tonight in Des Moines. We blew a leaf spring on our trailer and are still in Cheyenne waiting for it to be repaired. We'll make it up to you guys next time!"
Grind Your Brain has launched a Kickstarter campaign (which can be found here) to raise funds for the recording of a new concept album. A teaser is available below, and the band also comments:
"We began our journey as Grinder in early June 2008, but in January 2009 we had to suspend our activity because of problems with band composition. In October 2009, like the Phoenix from the ashes - we have risen and formed a new and better Grind Your Brain! Through ups and downs, through years of happiness and pain we have landed here, in 2013, ready to create our Blessed With Insanity Concept Album!
"Blessed With Insanity tracklist will include 7 original songs, describing the story of a tormented soul and it's way to freedom. Album will be recorded, mixed and mastered at AntiSound Studio. Thanks to the funding from Kickstarter we will able to do all of the above and also print and promote our band and this concept album!
"To be able to successfully finish this project we will need to raise $3,500. If you will help us to exceed our first goal and raise another $3,500, we will be able to record and publish a music video to one of the tracks that will appear on the full album! And with an additional $3,500 we will organize a tour so you can hear us live! We need only this little help to reach these great goals and make our dreams about this project come true!" More...
Lithuanian act Awakening Sun has released a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Imbalance." Check out the trailer below, or find more info about the band via Facebook here. Awakening Sun is:
Ernestas Skripkiunas - Vocals / Lead Guitar
Povilas Laurinaitis - Bass Guitar
Arnas Smicius - Rhythm Guitar
Nick Hartland - Drums
Durango, Mexico grindcore band A Lost Humanity has uploaded a couple of singles from its new EP "Extincion de Toda una Civilizacion." The first one, "Donde esta la Igualdad?" (Where's the Equality) can be listened to below, plus the track "Berni My Grinder Friend" is also streaming over on youtube. This is the debut EP from the grinding trio, who hail from the city of Gomez Palacio. A Lost Humanity used to be the one-man band of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Irving Diaz until he added Bernardo Solórzano on drums and Horacio Valenzuela on bass.
Columbus, Ohio sludge merchants Traitors Return To Earth are back with their full-length "Betting on a Full Collapse."
This seismic sludge sequel to 2010's EP "Smoke Screen" features seven songs and can be accessed over at bandcamp and also below in the player. The vinyl release features all original cover art from W. Ralph Walters, and an original Traitors Return to Earth themed comic book by W. Ralph Walters in every album as well as a download for the album plus two bonus tracks. Traitors Return To Earth doubled down on "Betting on a Full Collapse," choosing once again to play all basic tracks live. More...
Italian doom band Black Oath recently issued its second album "Ov Qliphoth and Darkness" on I Hate Records and is streaming a couple of tracks from it. Below is an upload of the track "Witch Night Curse" with another track, "Drakon, its Shadow Upon Us," streaming over on youtube. Black Oath had previously issued a self-titled EP back in 2009.
Texan doom band Elliott's Keep will be releasing its third album "Nascentes Morimur" this fall. Production will be handled by J.T. Longoria (Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, Absu, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Volbeat) with most of the recording process handled at Nomad Studios in Carrollton, Texas. Song titles for "Nascentes Morimur" follow below, along with the album art and an upload of a video during the recording process.
Waves of Anguish
Days of Hell
Tale of Grief
Gates Beyond More...
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