Metal News for August 4, 2012
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Sanity Obscure is streaming its debut full-length "Subterranean Constellation" over on BandCamp. Hailing from Singapore, this quartet started out in 2008 and released its first EP "Dethrone the King" shortly thereafter. Sanity Obscure also got to the quarterfinals of the Singapore Band Challenge that year. The new eight-song album, "Subterranean Constellation," features guest appearances by Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, Gorguts etc). Mixing for the album was handled by Leonard Soosay while Colin Marston (Behold... the Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, etc.) mastered the album. Listen to the full album below.
Israeli act Soul Torture has posted a new song online titled "Between Madness And Revenge," which can be heard over at the band's MySpace music page. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "The Reign of War." The full album's track listing will be as follows:
1. Gaius Julius Caesar
3. The Fugitive Pattern
4. Between Madness and Revenge
5. Something Wicked this Way Comes
6. The Fugitive Pattern (dark electronic remix)
7. Between Madness and Revenge (broken remix)
8. Darkness Before the Night (early demo remix) More...
Mediaskare Records has just announced that Murder Death Kill will be heading out with Merauder, War Hound, and Darasuum for a string of upcoming September/October shows. Tour dates are as follows:
9/22 Bronx, NY - The Space
9/23 Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's
9/24 Columbia, SC - One Unit Art Space
9/25 Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar
9/26 Tampa, FL - The Brass Mug
9/28 San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
9/29 Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
10/1 Dallas, TX - La Grange
10/2 Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom
10/3 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music Hall
10/4 Knoxville, TN - Longbranch Saloon
10/5 Huntington, WV - The Bunker
10/6 Rochester, NY - Bugjar More...
Lowell, MA act My Missing Half has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist and bass player:
"Steve and Pat have decided to leave the band, however, they will still be playing every show that we have booked up until September 15th.
"We are now seeking a new lead guitarist, and bass player. If you, or anyone you know would like to audition, please message us.
"It would mean the world if you could help us find new members and share this status as much as possible. Thanks for all of the support."
For more info on My Missing Half, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.
As was announced yesterday, after five weeks in a prison in Prague in the Czech Republic, Randy Blythe from Lamb of God has been released on bail and is returning to the United States.
Although Lamb of God has cancelled the band's previously scheduled summer co-headline tour with Dethklok, the group has agreed to play the Knotfest shows on August 17th in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18th in Somerset, Wisconsin.
Lamb of God is currently targeting October 26th as the start date for a U.S tour. Dates and cities will be released as soon as possible. Randy will be making a public statement discussing his time in Prague and thanking fans worldwide for their support in the next week.
To hear what Randy has had to say so far post-incarceration, check out his first video interview after being released.
Earlier this week New York-based DIY hardcore punk record label, Dead City Records, digitally released eight rare, out-of-print European hardcore albums from Right Direction, One Night Stand, and more for the first time ever. Today two additional releases from Right Direction and M-Town Rebels see their digital debut and have hit the iTunes store: Right Direction’s "To Right The Wrong" the M-Town Rebels compilation "Always The First To Have A Beer."
All 10 now-digitally-available hardcore releases come courtesy of the various musical endeavors of European hardcore front man, Dave Reumers, over the course of more than a decade. Commented, Reumers, “This music was released between 1989 and 2002. I’ve wasted half my life screaming nonsense into a mic thinking I was Mick Jagger, but I wouldn't have done it any other way. I’m glad I was part of this and I was lucky to be in so many bands that helped spread the hardcore, punk, and metal sound throughout Europe in the early days. If you still dig our music in this day and age there’s no hope for you anymore. Enjoy!”
Added Dead City Records owner, John Franko, “Right Direction CDs and LPs have been out-of-print and impossible to find for years, and it is an honor for me to make these releases available digitally for the first time ever. As one of the forefathers of the European Hardcore Movement, Right Direction and all bands related to the M-Town Holland scene have always provided us with top notch music. While taking influences from early American punk, hardcore, and metal bands, I always found Right Direction ahead of their time when it came to talented musicianship and amazing vocals and lyrics. Truly a diverse band and am amazing group of guys I am proud to call my friends.”
The full digitally released back catalogue is:
RIGHT DIRECTION - How Many More Lies
RIGHT DIRECTION - All Of A Sudden
RIGHT DIRECTION - Echoes From The Past
RIGHT DIRECTION – To Right The Wrong
RIGHT DIRECTION - Beyond The Beyonds
WARZONE / RIGHT DIRECTION - Live In Europe 1995
VARIOUS COMPILATION - M-Town Rebels - Always The First To Have A Beer
VARIOUS COMPILATION - M-Town Rebels II - Among The Angels
ONE NIGHT STAND - One Life For The Family
ULTIMATUM - Whispers Of A Wanted Man
U.S. power metal act Reverence (featuring members From Savatage, Tokyo Blade, Burning Starr and Crimson Glory) has released a new video clip for the song "Bleed For Me," which can be viewed below. "Bleed For Me" is taken from the band's debut CD "When Darkness Calls." The track listing is:
1. When Darkness Calls
2. Bleed For Me
3. Phantom Road
4. Devil In Disguise
5. Too Late
7. The Price You Pay
9. Revolution Rising
10. After The Leaves Have Fallen
11. Vengeance Is Mine More...
Svarga Music will be re-issuing the "Epoch of Aquarius" album from Ukranian folk metal act Munruthel on August 6th, 2012. The label commented:
"Made by a legend of Ukrainian underground, Vladislav 'Munruthel' Redkin, who participated in more than 30 albums with various bands like NOKTURNAL MORTUM, ASTROFAES, LUCIFUGUM, THUNDERKRAFT, this great album consisting of folkloristic colors, technical solos and live folk instruments makes glory and pride of the Ukrainian Pagan Metal scene! The re-edition comes with new artwork and includes as bonus tracks cover versions of DEAD CAN DANCE’s 'Black Sun' (CD) and BURZUM’s 'Tomhet' (digiCD) and it is available for pre-order now at this location."
A teaser for the album can be found below, and the track listing is:
1. On The Verge Of The Worlds (Prologue)
2. The Raven Croak
3. In Leaves’ Whisper Or In Bursts Of The Thunder…
4. Epoch Of Aquarius
5. I Was Confided By Dawns…
6. Echo Of The Forgotten Battles
7. On The Verge Of The Worlds (Epilogue)
8. Black Sun (DEAD CAN DANCE cover, CD edition)
9. Tomhet (BURZUM cover, digiCD edition) More...
Japanese symphonic black metal act Juno Bloodlust has announced the new album "The Lord of Obsession" is being released today. The artwork can be viewed below, and the track listing is:
2. Total eclipse, Sinister prophet
3. The Lord of Obsession
4. Into the Forest
5. The Forest of Despair
6. Justice is Dead
7. In this coffin of immortelles
8. Black as a Crow More...
Tijuana hardcore band The Undefeated has a new five-song EP titled "Hogar" out. The band is streaming the lyric video of the title track, which you can listen to below. The Undefeated started as a quartet in the fall of 2010, integrating a fifth member shortly thereafter. Currently unsigned, The Undefeated plays several gigs in its hometown at the YouRevolution Bar and others. Check out the tracklisting of the "Hogar" EP below and get more information by going to the band's Facebook page.