Metal News for August 30, 2012
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34 news articles posted on this day.
Florida act Dark Sermon has released a new music video for the track "In Tongues," which is the title track off the band's upcoming new album. Check out the video clip below, or find more info on Dark Sermon via Facebook here. The band also issued the following bio:
"Dark Sermon was formed in early 2009 under the name 'In Reference to a Sinking Ship,' and has since made their mark on the Florida scene as well as that of the entire east coast. Dark Sermon uses their fast, thrashy riffs, bone-crushing blast beats, and aggressive, throaty vocals to bring something fresh and new to the table. Putting a creative twist on their genre, Dark Sermon provides a unique and heavy-hitting sound that will make any metalhead or hardcore kid do a double take."
Canadian black/death metal act Auroch has been on a whirlwind ride these last few months, wrapping up the Canadian Abomination Tour, getting signed to a label, and now gearing up for the official release of debut full-length album "From Forgotten Worlds."
Amidst all the momentum, I got in touch with Auroch's Sebastian Montesi to see what he had to say about the band's recent success, as well as to discuss the dark cosmic horror at the center of the group's music. In the full interview below you can find Seb's thoughts on translating the Cthulhu mythos into musical expression, the best representation of the mythos in movies and games, and the band's excitement to begin touring internationally. More...
The San Antonio blackened death metal miscreants in HOD are putting the final touches on their upcoming new full-length. Titled "Book Of The Worm," the follow-up to 2009’s "Serpent" features nine tracks of molten metal riffs and sonic decay.
Comments vocalist Vladibeer Reebs: “With Serpent, we were five guys with some ideas. Now we're a cohesive unit with an agenda. You can feel the energy, hate, and anger in the tracks on Book Of The Worm. In the end, whether it's Serpent, Book of the Worm, or any future album, it's all gonna be Fuckin' Metal! That's all we know. That's all we do. That's all we are.”
The band, which is currently seeking a proper label home, recently posted some new music in the form of “Awakening Blasphemous Abominations.” Taste the evil right here.
In the meantime, HOD will bring apocalyptic hymnals to the stage for a short run of rituals beginning September 7th along with Vektor (and others) in San Antonio. Later that month, HOD will play the Building Temples From Death Fest II in Houston featuring an unholy lineup of Disgorge, Putrid Pile, Dehumanized, Embalmer and over a dozen more. In October, the band will open for Skeletonwitch in San Antonio before embarking on a five-date road trip with Canadian black metal horde, Panzerfaust.
09/07/2012 Korova – San Antonio, TX w/ Vektor, Aggravator, Witche's Mark, Cannibal Bitch
09/29/2012 Building Temples From Death Fest @ Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/22/2012 Korova – San Antonio, TX w/Skeletonwitch, Havok, Mutilation Rites
10/24/2012 Beerland – Austin, TX w/Panzerfaust , Plutonian Shore, Whore of Bethlehem
10/25/2012 Zombie’s – San Antonio, TX w/Panzerfaust, Funeral Rites , Ancient Malus
10/26/2012 Walters – Houston, TX w/Panzerfaust, Funeral Rites, Spectral Manifest
10/27/2012 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/Panzerfaust
10/28/2012 Topper's Sports Bar - Watauga, TX w/Panzerfaust, Black Moriah
Black Market Activities today proudly announces the October 23rd release of "Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega," the fourth and reportedly final album by The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Black Market Activities commented:
"Singled out early on by Alternative Press Magazine as 'one of the underground's fiercest live acts,' The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza cut its teeth in the mid-00's, touring with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Despised Icon, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, and Suicide Silence. With a rep for dazzling chops and planet-smashing heaviness, balanced by a healthy sense of humor, the Tennessee band released three albums - 2005's self-titled debut, 2007's Danza II: Electric Boogaloo, and 2010's Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events - honing a style that would help pave the way for countless younger bands.
"For the fourth and final album, Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals), we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis. With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work ever to bear the Danza name. With a decade-long legacy behind them, Freeland and Travis have delivered what will serve as an incredible last will and testament for their band." More...
Born of Chaos Records has issued the following statement about a bomb threat being called in prior to the label's showcase last night:
"As many of you may or may not know, there was a bomb threat sent in to the police, the news and the Trocadero in Philly last night prior to our Born of Chaos Records label showcase at the historic venue. While the police and F.B.I. determined that it was a hoax after sweeping the building with dogs, the e-mail itself was rather threatening.
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to our show last night to show their support, all of the bands who still played in light of the threat as well as the extra time it took to search everyone’s gear and person more thoroughly before getting in, the staff of the Trocadero who were absolutely amazing as well as the Philadelphia Police Department and the F.B.I. who did a wonderful job searching the building and allowing the show to continue with very minimal delays. In this day and age threats like this cannot be taken lightly.
"To our friends who opted to stay home because of this threat, much respect to you as well for ensuring your own safety, we’ll catch ya at another gig down the line. At Born of Chaos Records we believe in the family aspect of heavy metal and the true (and not just spoken) support of our metal scene. While we have had to reject bands from being on the label, that is the nature of the beast (hey we’re still new and completely self financed) we support bands from all over and even put entire tours together with complete line-ups of non-label bands that don’t yield us a cent, just to help others in the metal scene get added exposure.
"I just hope that is does not turn out to be someone in our scene that is trying to fuck up what a group of people are dedicating their lives to succeed in. We are aiming for the top, but we want everyone to come with us."
A news story about the bomb threat can also be read over at Philly.com here.
Axis of Metal, Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and USBM nihilists Shadows In The Crypt have teamed up to deliver the four minutes of blasphemy that is "As Shadows Cover," from the band's latest release, "Cryptic Communications." Released on July 3rd of this year, Cryptic Communications is a vicious display of black metal in the vein of Horna, Obtained Enslavement and Emperor. Stream the track at this location, or below.
In a recent "Debunktion Junction" video clip covering claims about Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention, liberal political commentator Rachel Maddow discusses the city's status as a famous death metal gathering place.
Check out the clip below (the part about death metal bands starts at 3:50, but if you want to hear about claims of the city being the strip club capital of the U.S. start at about 2:30) which also features a brief music video segment from Deicide. You can also check out the clip over at NBCNews.com here. More...
Moloch, guitar player of Melechesh, recently took part in a cooking show on iFood.TV. You can check out the video over at this location.
Commented Moloch: "You end up doing many weird things when you play in a metal band, and being part of a cooking show is definitively one of them. In any case, I decided to go for it because I enjoy cooking, and the show was being filmed in Richmond, which is pretty close to where I live.
"The dish I prepared (msakhan) is a typical near-eastern dish, but my recipe is a user-friendly version. Is it metal? I don't know. Does it taste good? Fuck yes!"
Melechesh will also be headed out for a North American tour this coming October with Septicflesh and Ex Deo. Details are available right here.
For nearly fifteen years, Ill Nino has gained a loyal and dedicated fan base while creating its own unique style of Latin-influenced, aggressive metal. The band is now preparing for the release of sixth full length album "Epidema" this coming October 22. You can listen to a sample of the brand new track “The Depression” in the player below.
Ill Nino will join Emmure and Static X on the Noise Revolution tour beginning September 19th in Billings, MT. Dates are as follows:
9/19- Billings, MT @ Babcock Theater
9/22- Fargo, ND @ The Venue
9/23- Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/24- Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theater
9/27- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
9/28- Circle Pines, MN @ Bamboo Betty’s
9/29- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/30- Jackson, MI @ Rak’s
10/01- Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
10/03- Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
10/04- Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
10/05- Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
10/06- Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/07- Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
10/9- Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Theater
10/11- Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
10/12- Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
10/13- Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
10/14- Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
10/17- Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard More...
Canada's Untimely Demise has issued the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Scott Cross:
"After 6 years of great times making music, playing tonnes of killer shows and meeting amazing people across the country, our dear friend (and drummer) Scott Cross has decided to leave Untimely Demise. It was an amicable split and we wish him success and joy in all of his future endeavors.
"Untimely Demise has enlisted the percussion services of veteran Canadian drummer Cory Thomas (Putrescence) for our upcoming Western Canadian shows, starting with a huge event in Edmonton on September 14th, where we will play support for the formidable Striker (CAN) at their 'Armed To The Teeth' CD release show!
"We have just returned from Winnipeg where we had a bunch of productive rehearsals with Cory and he is sounding absolutely bludgeoning on the kit! The chemistry is undenable and we know this begins a exciting new chapter for the band. Stayed tuned for more momentous news..."
Sick Drummer Magazine has uploaded drum footage of Veil of Maya's Sam Applebaum performing "Winter is Coming Soon" during the Summer Slaughter Tour 2012. The song comes off the band's latest album "Eclipse." Check out the footage below. Veil of Maya will also be performing at the upcoming "Everything is Bigger in Texas" festival this December.
Diecast headed down to Miami last week to begin recording their new album with producer Paul Trust. The band has since posted its first video update from the recording sessions, which you can watch below. The new Diecast album is expected in 2013.
In related band news, Diecast was planning to utilize crowd funding to fund the new album, but has put the idea on hold as of now after finding additional funding to move ahead with the recording.
Indian atmospheric black metal band Solar Deity has posted the band's "The Darkness of Being" EP for free download. You can listen to it in the player below, but don't be deceived by the price on it. You can download the EP for free here (approved by the band via a link on their own bandcamp page).
The three-song EP contains the following tracks:
1. Circling The Moon
2. Towards The Horizon
3. The Birth Of A Star
Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, will release third album "Afterglow" via Mascot Records on Monday, October 29th. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Like its two predecessors, ‘Afterglow’ was produced by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and the Black Crowes has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley – who had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa together in a band after seeing them jam onstage back in 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.
"The additions of Jason Bonham, esteemed son of Led Zeppelin’s John, who took his father’s place when the legendary group made musical history by reuniting at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, and the in-demand Derek Sherinian, makes BCC a force to be reckoned with.
"Both BCC’s previous offerings (2010’s eponymous debut album and 2011’s '2) have gone straight in at #1 on the official UK Rock Album Chart. Embraced by the UK’s music press, Black Country Communion were voted “Best New Band” by the listeners of Planet Rock Radio and won 'Best Breakthrough' at the prestigious Classic Rock Magazine Roll Of Honour Awards in 2011." More...
The death metal icons in Cannibal Corpse have confirmed that they will be spending most of the month of October this year in the eastern hemisphere. This will be the band's first time in many of these cities, which include Jakarta, Tokyo, Perth, Seoul, as well as a show in Hawaii on the way back into the western hemisphere. The entire confirmed schedule can be seen below.
This tour, once complete, will leave few stones left unturned for Cannibal Corpse in the realm of international touring, as the band completed a thorough tour of Eastern Europe in 2010, performing in 10 countries in 18 days and meeting some random characters along the way. That experience was documented and released as the "Global Evisceration" DVD. Updates from the band's trek this October will be available (pending internet connectivity, of course) via the band's twitter account, bassist Alex Webster's twitter account, and the official Cannibal Corpse facebook page.
Nashville, TN based act Ancients has uploaded a new lyric video for the track "Anima Mundi," which comes off the band's new album "The Lyra Particle." Check out the clip below, or you can stream the entire album over at bandcamp here. The track listing is:
1. The Lyra Particle 01:17
2. Self Reflection 03:49
3. 10% 03:35
4. The Breeze Of Immunity 03:29
5. Alternate Means Of Escape 03:47
6. Anima Mundi 03:57
Danish hybrid metallers Mnemic and death thrash kings Hatesphere have confirmed dates for a European co-headlining tour in support of their latest releases. Direct support on the tour comes from Swiss industrial metal act Sybreed, plus one or two more acts to be announced. The trek kicks off in Copenhagen, Denmark on October the 4th, with 10 shows throughout Europe. See dates below:
Th. 04.10. Copenhagen (DK) – Lygten
Fr. 05.10. Kristiansand (NO) - Kick Scene
Sa. 06.10. (GER) - TBA
Su. 07.10. Darmstadt (GER) – Steinbruch Theater
Mo. 08.10. München (GER) – Backstage
Tu. 09.10. Graz (A) – Explosiv
We. 10.10. Wien (A) – Escape
Th. 11.10. Bratislava (SK) – Randal Club
Fr. 12.10. Cottbus (GER) – Gladhouse
Sa. 13.10. Aarhus (Dk) – Radar More...
Tradjectory has released a new lyric video for the song "Wounds," which can be viewed below. You can hear more from Tradjectory via bandcamp or catch the band live on the following dates:
Sep 05 Crysis & Tradjectory @ The Wheatsheaf Oxford, United Kingdom
Sep 07 Crysis & Tradjectory @ Firehouse Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom
Sep 11 A.N.T (A Night of Tech) with Crysis, Tradjectory, SubVerSioN, Mask of Judas London
Sep 13 Crysis & Tradjectory @ The Bang Bar Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Sep 15 Crysis and Tradjectory @ MANIC MAYHEM FEST Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
Avant-garde metal act Ephel Duath recently released the "On Death and Cosmos" EP (reviewed here), and the band is now working on a full-length follow up album. Ephel Duath commented on the recording process:
"Drums for the new Ephel Duath album have been recorded. When Marco completed the last track he wrote me something I was very, very grateful for. He said: 'thank you for the harmony.'
"I believe that this simple and beautifully zen thank-you note well represent the dynamic between our instruments in the album. In this new ED chapter, the chemistry, the interplay between guitars and drums reached a new, beautiful form.
"Both guitars and drums seem to be composed by the same mind, they seem to complete and reinforce each other. I couldn't be more proud for what we created together this time around."
Further details on the new album will be announced as they are made available. Ephel Duath is Karyn Crisis, Davide Tiso, Steve Di Giorgio, and Marco Minnemann.
Despite Exile has posted a video update online showcasing the band working on new material, which can be viewed below. Despite Exile also commented:
"We're currently tracking down some riffs for our new album coming out somewhen in 2013. We'll start our recording sessions around October and the mixing will take place @ Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni (The Modern Age Slavery, Mnemic, Helia, DGM and more) in March 2013. We're really looking forward for you to hear what we're talking about, we're so stoked on new songs and we can't wait to play a couple of them on the next shows.
"Meanwhile, we'll keep smashing stages around Italy and (hopefully) Europe, the list will be constantly updated during next days so don't forget to keep your open on this page.
"Well, that's all folks! Enjoy some new music on this clip and keep spreading our music, our videos, our page. You're the reason why we're doing this, during these last months you've been great and you've supported us beyond our expectations, making us really proud. Thanks." More...
Finnish act Valonkantajat will be releasing the new album "Tuomittu Elämään" this coming October 12th, 2012. The cover artwork can be viewed below, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. Tuomittu elämään
3. Rakkaasi kadotat
4. Raskas päivä päättyy
5. Ihmisen laulu
6. Paha ei saa palkkaansa
7. Tavoitinko taivaan
10. Hiljainen mies More...
Antagonist Zero will be releasing the "Doomed" CD on September 28th, 2012 through Violent Journey Records. The track listing and artwork are available below, and pre-orders are now up at this location.
1. Nighttime Harmony
5. Doomed More...
Colorado metal act, Allegaeon, recently performed at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, CO on August 11th. Allegaeon stands as the first metal band to ever be asked to perform at the annual festival.
Allegaeon made the most of their day by filming a video for the song "A Path Disclosed," taken from the band's most recent album, "Formshifter." The video, which includes behind-the-scenes, as well as plenty of live footage, can be seen below courtesy of BlankTV.
Guitarist Ryan Glisan comments, "We are beyond honored to be the first metal band that has ever been asked to play New West Fest and hope that it opens the doors to have more in the future, the show was a blast and the crowd was amazing, it was a treat. Also, we shot some footage for a live style music video, which is 'A Path Disclosed' from 'Formshifter.' Enjoy!" More...
Wolfchant, which has been working on recording a new album, has issued the following announcement about appearing on Adult Swim's "Aqua Something You Know Whatever" show:
"After great bands such as Queensryche, Neil Peart of Rush, Zakk Wylde, Glenn Danzig, Ted Nugent and Mastodon, now Wolfchant has made a song for 'Aqua Something You Know Whatever,' a cartoon on TV Channel Adult Swim / Cartoon Network (Family Guy, American Dad).
"Three members of the band appear in the episode called 'Totem Pole' as the band Totem Pole performing the song 'Polegasm.' Further, they also made the voice over lines for Totem Pole.
"It is a crazy, weird and very funny TV Show and the band enjoyed the collaboration with the producers very much. The episode was already on air last Sunday and you can find some snippets right here."
North Carolina’s bourbon-fueled road warriors Weedeater have today announce new headlining gigs they’ve confirmed for the weeks ahead.
Several new shows have been booked before, during, and following the massive national tour that will see Weedeater and Cape Fear brethren Sourvein out supporting the almighty Saint Vitus across the U.S. throughout September and October. With the new shows included, the performance toll for the relentless Weedeater on this tour comes to a gargantuan forty-two nights of deafening debauchery. Dates are as follows: More...
Spaziorock.it has posted a new video interview online with Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström of Swedish act Katatonia, which can be viewed below.
Katatonia just released the new album "Dead End Kings" (reviewed here), and a full album stream is still available online through Exclaim.ca here. Katatonia also has an upcoming U.S. run with Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, and Stolen Babies, which kicks off in September.
Malaysian death metal band Humiliation has just signed a multi-album deal with Deepsend Records, and will commence work on it's as-of-yet untitled fourth full-length album for an early 2013 release. Since 2009, the prolific band has released two EP's plus three albums including 2012's "From Strength to Strength."
Thanks to Agonia Records and Terrorizer Magazine, the new EP from Swedish thrash metal overlords Die Hard is available for a free stream and download. To get the two-track "Antichrist" EP, head over to Terrorizer.com or you can also stream the songs through the player available below.
The EP will have its official premiere as a 7" vinyl on August 31st. The recording features two tracks: an alternate version of the band's original song entitled "Antichrist" and a cover of Venom's "Bloodlust."
"Antichrist" paves the way for Die Hard's upcoming full-length album, "Conjure The Legions," due out on September 25th in Europe/UK and November 6th in North America. A teaser trailer for the album is available here. More...
Mexico City based metallers Acrania have posted the third part of their behind-the-scenes footage online from the recordings of their forthcoming new album. Check out this new clip, covering bass recordings, in the player below. You can also follow the recording process and find more info on Acrania via Facebook here.
Swiss black metal act Nansis has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming "Exorde" release, which is set to drop in September, 2012. "Exorde" will be available as a digipack or for free download online. Check out the clip below, or find more info on Nansis over at Facebook.
Deepsend Records has announced the signing of Australia's Eternal Rest, and the label will release the band's debut album, "Prophetic," in early 2013. The album was recorded and mixed by Joe Haley (Psycroptic). Eternal Rest hails from Brisbane, Australia.
A pre-production recording of the track "Preaching the Decimation of Spheres" is available below. Eternal Rest has played with many national and international artists such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Ulcerate, Sybreed, and Alchemist to name a few
Finnish act Pain Confessor returns after a five year span since the 2007 release "Purgatory of the Second Sun" and a spring signing with Spinefarm Records. The band is now set to release the new album "Incarcerated" on October 12, 2012.
The release will mark the first for drummer Aki Kuusinen (Scarsyde/SinKing) and guitarist
Jaakko Kunnas (Helion), both of who joined the band earlier this year.
A trailer for "Incarcerated" can be viewed here:
Swedish traditional metal/hard rock band Bullet posted up a second preview clip for the band's forthcoming release "Full Pull." Bullet's fourth LP will be released on September 14, 2012 (EU) and September 25, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records.
The track listing for "Full Pull" is as follows:
1. Midnight Oil
2. Full Pull
3. Running Away
4. All Fired Up
5. Rolling Home
6. In The Heat
7. High On The Hog
8. Rush Hour
12. Get On (Bonus Track)
Check out the second preview clip here: More...
Connecticut doom monster Curse The Son is streaming the new song "Goodbye Henry Anslinger" over on Bandcamp. This track will be on the upcoming second album "Psychache" from the band. The track alludes to the bureaucrat who was at the forefront of the anti-marijuana movement in the 1930's. Curse The Son will be playing at the Stoner Hands Of Doom Festival XXII at the El'N'Gee Club in New London, which will run from August 30th through September 2nd.