Metal News for August 8, 2012
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Australian funeral doom band Tempestuous Fall recently issued its five-song album "The Stars Would Not Awake You." One of the tracks has made it's way into YouTube upload form, "Beneath a Stone Grave," which is streaming below. All of the songs average over ten minutes apiece of epic dreariness, which you can surmise from the tracklisting below. Tempestuous Fall is yet another project of Dis Pater, who is the creative force behind the band Midnight Odyssey and The Crevices Below. For more information on Tempestuous Fall and all of Dis Pater's musical incarnations, head over to Facebook.
01. Old & Grey (10:39)
02. Beneath a Stone Grave (14:09)
03. Marble Tears (13:16)
04. The Stars Would Not Awake You (10:56)
05. A Cold Stale Goodbye (14:33)
God Forbid has announced the band will be canceling its previously scheduled performance at HeavyMTL this weekend due to Doc Coyle being robbed in San Antonio. The band comments, "God Forbid is sorry to have to cancel their performance at this years Heavy MTL! Due to reasons beyond our control! (Remember when Doc's bag was stolen, his passport was in the bag!)"
Doc also posted the following message on Sunday:
"So two days ago in San Antonio, someone stole my bag out of our dressing room with my MacBook pro laptop, iPod, hard drive, headphones, passport, toiletries, etc. It was in a beat up Swiss Gear backpack. If anyone who was there saw anything suspicious or lives in the area recognizes any of these items, please let me know. I do everything with my computer. Communicate, create music. This sucks big time, but it's just stuff. I am lucky I have my health. So many are less fortunate."
For more on God Forbid, check out the band's "Equilibrium" video over at this location.
Nergal, the prolific front man of blackened death metal act Behemoth, has announced the band will begin rehearsals for a new album in September, following performances at several European festivals over the next two weeks. The new release will follow the band's latest album "Evangelion" (reviewed here).
Additionally, the band will embark on a tour of Eastern Europe in the fall. More tour dates and news regarding brand new music from Behemoth will be released as it becomes available. Nergal elaborates on the upcoming tour dates: "This is what I call the perfect ending of a touring cycle. Finally, we are arriving in Eastern European and South American shores this fall. I know it's been ages…and I know there've been legions waiting for us…on behalf of the band I must say though: the wait is over; we are coming back rejuvenated and hungry! See you all very soon!"
Nergal is also proud to announce that he will be endorsing Demon Energy Drink. As in every project Nergal approaches, this will be on his own terms: a portion of the proceeds will benefit the DKMS foundation. The DKMS foundation raises awareness and funds to benefit those diagnoses with various forms of blood cancer. For more information, and to find out how to get involved, please visit this location. More...
Propagandhi has emerged with new material as Lambgoat.com premieres the new single “Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report).” The song is released in anticipation of the band's September 4th Epitaph release "Failed Sates." Check out the track in the player below, or via Lambgoat.
“I would say Failed States is a little less ‘modern’ sounding than Supporting Cast(e) in terms of sonics, “ says Chris Hannah. “It’s probably a more accurate portrayal of what we sound like in our jam space....it sometimes feels like we haven’t had a record that genuinely sounds like us playing in a room together since the mid-90s. I felt more surprised—in a good sense— by Failed States when it was done than I did about Supporting Cast(e)."
The following press release was also issued about the album: "The result is one of the band’s most forward thinking and musically varied albums to date. Failed States is not simply proof of Propagandhi's continued dedication to pushing their musical boundaries, but an evocative (and provocative) meditation on human nature, meaning and life under an expanding, planet-wide technocracy. Ranging from dynamic, progressive rock of 'Note To Self' to the accelerated heaviness of 'Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report)' and blazing thrash cuts like 'Hadron Collision' and 'Things I Like,' Propagandhi has created a truly monumental sixth album. Fans can pre-order 'Failed States' now at The Epitaph Store."
Additionally, Propagandhi will kick off a North American tour in September with support from Comback Kid. Dates are listed below. More...
The Romanian thrash metal band Decease has released its first official video for the song entitled "Sadistic Enjoyment." The song will be included on the band's new album, "Exhort to Obliterate," due out for release in the near future. A preview of the album is available at this location, and more info on Decease can be found over at Facebook.
After the Van's Warped tour, industrial rockers Vampires Everywhere! are excited to announce they will hit the road again this Fall on the "Inked Music Tour" with Alesana, In Fear And Faith, Glamour Of The Kills, and All Human. The near-month-long run takes the band across the US, kicking off in New York City on October 10th and wrapping up in Charlotte, NC on November 7th.
"We are genuinely excited to be on tour with our good friends in Alesana once again," says vocalist Michael Vampire. "I have an amazing feeling about this tour, and with Inked Magazine behind it, I'm sure it will be epic. So excited to see all our fans again.. Especially after seeing so many new faces at our stage on the Van's Warped Tour. See you in the fall, and be ready for some rock n' roll!" A full list of dates can be seen below.
October 10 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
October 11 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
October 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
October 13 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
October 14 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
October 15 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
October 16 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
October 17 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
October 19 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
October 20 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
October 21 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
October 22 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
October 23 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
October 24 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
October 25 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
October 26 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
October 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theatre
October 28 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
October 30 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
October 31 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
November 2 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
November 3 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
November 5 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
November 6 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
November 7 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
The German melodic metallers Mob Rules will release their new and seventh studio album later this fall. Now, with the band close to finishihng the mixing and mastering, the album title has been officially unveiled as "Cannibal Nation."
According to a press release the album will feature a title track lyrically dealing with the Central African Republic's Jean-Bédel Bokassa. Further details on the upcoming release, and follow-up to "Radical Peace" (reviewed here), will be announced as they are made available. More...
DaiTribe mastermind and lead guitarist Tristan "1690" Grigsby has confirmed a ten date in-store performance tour kicking off September 8th in Manhattan, NY and will run through September 22nd in San Antonio, TX. 1690 will perform tracks from DaiTribe's latest release "Epochalypse A.D." and will also host a Q&A and autograph session at each location. Each in-store is free to attend and the details are as follows:
9/8: Manhattan, NY @ Guitar Center (4:00 PM) - 25 W. 14th Street - (212) 463-7500
9/9: New Haven, CT @ Sam Ash (4:00 PM) - 95 Amity Road - (203) 389-0500
9/11: Tampa, FL @ Sam Ash (7:00 PM) - 13133 N. Dale Mabry Highway - (813) 908-5556
9/12: Atlanta, GA @ Sam Ash (7:00 PM) - 2999 Cobb Parkway - (770) 818-0042
9/14: Burbank, IL @ Sam Ash (6:00 PM) - 7780 South Cicero Ave - (708) 499-3485
9/15: Chicago, IL @ Guitar Center (4:00 PM) - 2633 North Halsted - (773) 248-2808
9/18: Hollywood, CA @ Sam Ash (7:00 PM) - 7360 Sunset Blvd - (323)-850-1050
9/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Sam Ash (7:00 PM) - 2747 S. Maryland Pkwy - (702) 734-0007
9/21: Glendale, AZ @ Sam Ash (7:00 PM) - 4402 W Cactus Rd - (602) 863-7746
9/22: San Antonio, TX @ Sam Ash (2:00 PM) - 25 NE Loop 410 at McCullough - (210) 530-9777
DaiTribe's latest album "Epochalypse A.D." was released earlier this year via True Gemini records. The album was recorded at Farview Audio by Jason "Jay" Walsh and mixed by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hatebreed, and Mercyful Fate). More...
Black Tusk has announced the dates for an upcoming tour that will feature Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Indian Handicrafts. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:
w/ Lord Dying:
Oct 26 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Oct 27 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Oct 28 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
Oct 30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Oct 31 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
Nov 1 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Nov 2 Amarillo TX @ 12052 Event Center
Nov 3 Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 4 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Nov 5 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Nov 6 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Nov 7 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529
Nov 8 Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Nov 9 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
w/ Indian Handicrafts:
Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Nov 11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Nov 12 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
Nov 13 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
Nov 15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Nov 16 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick (w/Skeletonwitch)
Nov 17 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 19 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Nov 20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 21 Boise, ID Neurolux More...
Today Prototype is premiering the first single and title track from the band's new album "Catalyst." The song is being streamed through the band's SoundCloud page, and you can check out the song in the player below. The single will be available for purchase starting August 21st on iTunes.
"We are really stoked to finally unleash some of the music from Catalyst!" said guitarist Kragen Lum. "It's been a long time in the making and we're very proud of the album. Whether you're new to Prototype, you discovered the band by playing 'The Way It Ends' on Guitar Hero III or you've been with us from the beginning, the title track is a perfect example of what we do. Prepare for an epic sci-fi journey!"
Vocalist/guitarist Vince Levalois added, "The song 'Catalyst' sets the tone for the new album, combining aggression, melody and an ominous feel. It's like an action packed movie intro to get you settled in for the ride..." More...
Metalcore newcomers Obey The Brave have released a video for “Live and Learn,” with plans to release their Epitaph debut, "Young Blood" on August 28th. Check out the video below. The band is also currently on tour all summer long on the All Stars Tour.
Unique Leader Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Cytotoxin:
"The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. Inspired by this catastrophe and its consequences a highly radiated newcomer band called Cytotoxin simply pulverized the German Brutal Death Metal Underground in 2010.
"Always on an exalted technical level but still keeping one eye on songwriting and heavy pounding neck breaker riffs they formed a deadly mixture. Combined with unique and bulldozing live performances their fan base increased rapidly.
"In April 2011 the band released their self produced full length album 'Plutonium Heaven' that with its opening track 'React or Recede' crushed the web community on several platforms. With their burning ambition the band kept on working very hard fine tuning their skills. Only one year later they entered Kohlekeller Studios (Benighted, Powerwolf…) to forge their new extremely contaminated second album 'RADIOPHOBIA' coming out on Unique Leader Records November 6th, 2012. Ready to conquer the world with their new weapon you better keep your gasmask at hand…" More...
Drummer Murray Rawson of London act Brave the Moment has issued the following announcement about leaving the band:
"So, I have decided to part ways with Brave The Moment. With the recent changes and things going through the motions as they do, the way the band is progressing just isn't in total harmony with the way I want to do things. The plan to tour more heavily also makes my home life very difficult due to financial commitments and my working life. Please be in no doubt that as it was with Jake, this is a very amicable move on both parts. We'll all still hang out as we always do.
"I'd like to thank the guys for being part of the best band I've played in, and had the most fun in. Including the amount I've learned throughout. I would also like to apologise to everyone who's bummed out by my decision. I really do appreciate all the support you've showed. I will be looking to carry on playing music. LOTS! More...
A.I.(d) has posted a teaser trailer online featuring song snippets from the band's upcoming new EP. Check out the "Solar Feelings" EP trailer in the YouTube player available below. "Solar Feelings" is due out on September 21st, 2012 and you can also check out the full "Apopcapilepsy" song at this location.
Canada's black/death destroyers Weapon joined forces with Relapse Records earlier this year and previously went out on tour with Marduk and 1349.
Now, Weapon has completed work on a new album and will release "Embers and Revelations" on October 9th. According to a press release, the new effort is "certainly the band's finest work to date and will find an instant connection to fans of Behemoth, Deicide, Morbid Angel and Septicflesh." The album artwork was created by Benjamin Vierling and can be viewed below. Pre-orders are also available at this location.
Weapon looks to be on the road for the majority of the coming year so stay tuned for tour dates and more information. More...
Halifax's bullet belt and denim wearing metallers Black Moor are streaming their upcoming album "Lethal Waters" in its entirety over at Exclaim! Magazine here.
"Lethal Waters" is set to be released on August 21st by Diminished Fifth Records and is the follow-up to 2009's debut "The Conquering." The track listing is:
3. Lost in the Shadows
4. Midnight Warrior
5. Into Eternity
6. Night Danger
7. Hatred's Maze
8. Lethal Waters
9. Frozen Tombs
Carcer City has posted an official new video for "If We Make It Home," which is taken from the band's upcoming album "The Road Journals." Watch the new video clip below. "The Road Journals" will be released online as a free download this coming Monday, August 13th, 2012. Carcer City is:
Patrick Pinion - Vocals
Lewis Hughes - Guitar / Vocals
Steve Anderson - Bass
Ollie Graham - Drums
Owen Randles - Guitar
You may already know of Inferion's "The Desolate," the black metal whirlwind from Mr. Everything Nick Reyes. But in 2003 Reyes recorded an EP of blast-beaten, aggressive melodic death metal called "Aborted By the Sun" that was recorded under the name Farewell My Angel. The original plan to release the EP was halted after the hard drive with the original mixes/master was damaged in a fire. A recent discovery of those original files led Iraq War veteran Reyes to re-record much of the EP when time permitted during Army Special Forces and Selection Training at Fort Bragg, GA. The EP has now been released under the Inferion banner. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below for "Aborted By the Sun."
Kill the Angel
Aborted by the Sun
Burn Away the Memory
Imagine Me Geometry
The God Machine
My Hydrogen Bomb More...
Debemur Morti Productions is proud to announce Porta Nigra as the label's latest signing. To get acquainted with the band, check out the video clip for "Megalomaniac" in the player available below.
"Megalomaniac" will be featured on Porta Nigra's first full length album "Fin de Siècle," to be released by Debemur Morti Productions. A 7" EP featuring "Megalomaniac" plus an exclusive song, "Nero," is now available for pre-order at this location.
Agalloch has taken its listeners on a voyage over various soundscapes ever since their 1999 debut “Pale Folklore.” Lengthy tracks paint audio pictures of biting winds, snow-capped mountains, bubbling brooks, crackling fire places, placid pools of self-reflection, cold apparitions, the Northern Lights and so much more. Their songs convey a wide range of moods, bright and cheerful, calming white or grey with melancholy. The group needs a long set and stage props to create an authentic Agalloch concert.
When Agalloch last appeared in Austin for SXSW 2011 the group left many of their fans disappointed or at least with mixed emotions. They played a short set of mostly newer material, and their stage presented little in terms of atmosphere. Even front man John Haughm commented on how the SXSW show was less than satisfactory. Many of us had waited years, even a decade to see a rare appearance by the band, so in some ways, we were happy just to have seen the band. Still, many went away having not heard their favorite songs. Agalloch’s return to Austin, this time at Red 7, delivered the type of Agalloch performance we hoped and expected. Their 2.5 hour performance featured choice cuts throughout their career. Additionally, they offered a stage show that tantalized the senses. More...
It was recently revealed that the alleged Wisconsin shooter, who reportedly wounded and killed several people at a Sikh temple, was a member of white supremacist band End Apathy. Since then CNN has posted an opinion piece about white power bands written by Lonnie Nasatir, who is the director of the Anti-Defamation League's Upper Midwest Region.
In the article Hatebreed was included in a list of white power bands, which is a charge the group denies. CNN apparently realized the error or was contacted by people upset about the claim, as Hatebreed's name has now been removed from the list and the bottom of the article includes the following update:
A previous version of this commentary incorrectly included the band Hatebreed in a list of white power bands. Hatebreed is a self-described "hardcore metal" band. CNN regrets the error.
The retraction came after Hatebreed posted the following message on Twitter:
"Again @CNN loses all respect. First they ignore the #FREERANDYBLYTHE story now they slander us. We demand a retraction & an apology. #hacks"
Read the full article at CNN.
Masochrist has released a new EP online titled "Karmageddon," and all the tracks are also now available for streaming. Check out the songs in the SoundCloud player below, or find more info on Masochrist over at Facebook here. If SoundCloud doesn't strike your fancy, the tracks are also online via YouTube. More...
Want to hear the brand new Enslaved track “Thoughts Like Hammers?” Head over to NPR.org's "All Songs Considered” blog at this location to hear the new track off Enslaved's upcoming album "RIITIIR."
"RIITIIR" is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album's cover can be viewed below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Thoughts Like Hammers
2. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn
4. Roots Of The Mountain
7. Storm Of Memories
8. Forsaken More...
Norwegian death metal band Chton will release sophomore album "The Devil Builds" this coming September 15th via Godeater Records. The vinyl edition of the album is planned for early winter 2013. Digital distribution of the album will be also handled by Morningstar Music. The artwork is available below and the track listing is as follows:
1. Faustian Resolve
2. Scavenger of a Dead World
3. Gods of The Flesh
4. Rise Black God
5. Death Awaits
6. Contagion (The Disease)
7. Lord and Master
8. Nithon Undertow
9. Ratbag (Abscess cover)
10. Babalon and The Beast conjoined More...
The inaugural Mayhem Festival Cruise that was to take place this December has been canceled. The cruise was to set sail on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travel to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th.
Bands confirmed for the cruise included Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, and Kingdom of Sorrow, Gojira, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Battlecross, Otherwise, Girl on Fire, Anti Mortem, and Gypsyhawk. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Sid of Slipknot) were also to perform full DJ sets each night.
Here's the official statement from the organizers:
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to cancel the Mayhem Festival Cruise. If you purchased a cruise package, you will be automatically refunded to the credit card you used to purchase. If you used a prepaid card or gift card to purchase the cruise, please contact Rose Tours for your refund (215-663-8800). If you used a credit or debit card, you will see the credit within the next 2 to 3 weeks.
We are also offering anyone who purchased a cruise ticket a lifetime complimentary pass to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Summer Tour. You will still receive your cruise refund in addition to the lifetime pass to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour. This pass is valid on any tour date beginning in 2013. Details on getting these lifetime passes will be announced shortly.
We apologize for the cancellation.
We'll report on the details of the cancellation when they become known.
Of course, Barge To Hell sets sail the week prior to the planned Mayhem Festival Cruise and also goes to the Bahamas.
Germany's Eis has revealed that the band's new album will be titled "Wetterkreuz," and the release is currently slated for September 28th, 2012. You can also now take a look at the album's cover artwork, which is available below. For more details on Eis, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here. More...
Serpentine Path is gearing up to unleash a suffocating debut full length on September 11th via Relapse Records. The band, featuring all three members of NY underground icons Unearthly Trance as well Tim Bagshaw of UK stoners Electric Wizard and Ramesses, has unleashed a new track from the album, called "Only A Monolith Remains," on Brooklyn Vegan.
Decibel Magazine has posted an exclusive steam of the title track from Pagan Altar's "The Time Lord" EP. Consisting of remastered material from as far back as 1978, "The Time Lord" will be released on September 11th by Shadow Kingdom Records. Visit the Deciblog now to check out "The Time Lord."
In other news, Pagan Altar has recently been confirmed for Maryland Death Fest XI, which will take place May 23rd-26th, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. For for information and updates visit the Maryland Death Fest website. More...
Netherlands based act Selfmachine has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming new album:
"Time for some official announcements! We can now announce that Selfmachine’s debut album will be entitled: 'Broadcast Your Identity.'
"You can now keep up with the progress on our recording and much, much more on our brand-new official blog-site! It can be found at this location. We’ll update this blog regularly, so mark it among your favourites!"
You can also check out the track "Breathe to Aspire" in the player below. More...
Job For A Cowboy has released a new music video for the song "Tarnished Gluttony" via Bloody-Disgusting. Check out the video clip at this location or in the player below. "Tarnished Gluttony" comes off the band's new album "Demonocracy" (reviewed here).
Vocalist Jonny Davy comments: "'Tarnished Gluttony' originally runs off the idea of blind faith into our government and monetary system. The director ran with the idea and spliced it with a H.P. Lovecraftian twist. The video streams the fascination of religion and the actions people justify in the name of religion, and this video is a spin on the old biblical tale of Abraham and Isaac, however, set in the world of Lovecraftian mythology. The point is, acting blindly in faith to a Christian deity is just as absurd as worshiping squid like monsters from space who live under the sea."
Director Michael Panduro adds: "As a commercial director, I'm a complete failure. The band asked for just one thing and I couldn't deliver. Indeed, this video has no boobs." More...
British thrash metal outfit Evile has posted their new music video online for the song, "In Dreams Of Terror." You can check it out below. The song is the third from their latest studio album, "Five Serpents Teeth" to receive the music video treatment, following on from the songs, "Cult" and "In Memoriam" and was directed by Ash Pears of AshTV.
Speaking about the video, guitarist Ol Drake commented: "Surprise! Here's a new Evile music video! Instead of building up any kind of hype and making people wait, we thought we would just throw the latest one at you out of the blue as a treat. We had loads of fun doing this with Ash Pears of AshTV and we really think we've got a video that suits the song greatly. Here is 'In Dreams Of Terror'. And if you're coming to Bloodstock this weekend, you just may hear this one!" More...
Swiss act Eluveitie posted up a lyric video for the newly re-mastered version of "Your Gaulish War" which appears on the band's 10th Anniversary 2CD digipak entitled "The Early Years." The release will contain the re-mastered version of the debut full length "Spirit" along with the fully re-recorded version of the debut EP "Vên." The band re-recorded the EP with Coroner guitarist Tommy Vetterli (a/k/a Tommy T. Baron) at Newsound Studio. "The Early Years" is slated for release on August 17, 2012 (EU) and September 25, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast.
Check out the re-recorded version of "Lament" streaming at this location.
Check out the lyric video here:
The metal queen Doro posted up a new music video for the song "Raise Your Fist in the Air." The song is the title track from the forthcoming EP, which is due for release on August 3, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. The EP release precedes the new full length release "Raise Your Fist," which is scheduled to drop this fall.
The track list for "Raise Your Fist in the Air" is as follows:
1. Raise Your Fist in the Air
4. Lève Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel
Check out the video here:
Brazilian thrash act Slasher is offering its 2011 self-released debut LP "Pray for the Dead" as a free download at the band's official website at this location. The album was originally released in May of 2011.
The track listing for "Pray for the Dead" is:
2. World's Demise
4. Pray for the Dead
5. Enemy of Reality
6. 'Till the End
7. Broken Faith
9. Art of War
10. Tormento Ou Paz
11. Time to Rise More...
Taiwanese metal act Chthonic posted up pro shot footage from this past weekend's Wacken performance. The video features the song "Takao" from the band's latest LP "Takasago Army," as well as the guest performance of Turisas violinist Olli Vänskä.
Check out the video here:
Tacoma, Washington progressive metal act Stealing Axion posted a preview clip for the band's forthcoming debut full-length album, "Moments." The release is due out on August 27, 2012 (EU) and August 28, 2012 (North America) through InsideOut Music. The album was was mixed and mastered by Acle Kahney (Tesseract guitarist and producer).
The track listing for "Moments" is as follows
1. Mirage of Hope (streaming here)
3. Everything or Nothing
4. 47 Days Later
5. Unwanted Gift
8. It's Too Late Now
10. Moments Part 1
11. Moments Part 2
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Finnish blackened folk metal act Ensiferum posted the new music video for "In My Sword I Trust." The song appears on the forthcoming studio release "Unsung Heroes," which is due for release on August 27, 2012 through Spinefarm Records. The video was directed by Rafal Szermanowicz.
The track listing for "Unsung Heroes" is as follows:
2. In My Sword I Trust
3. Unsung Heroes
4. Burning Leaves
5. Celestial Bond
6. Retribution Shall Be Mine
7. Star Queen (Celestial Bond part II)
9. Last Breath
10. Passion Proof Power
Check out "In My Sword I Trust": More...
U.K. progressive metal band Threshold posted the first in a series of track-by-track videos for the upcoming new album “March of Progress.” The album is scheduled for release on August 24, 2012 (EU), August 27, 2012 (UK), September 11, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for "March Of Progress" is as follows:
2. Return Of The Thought Police
3. Staring At The Sun
4. Liberty Complacency Dependency
6. The Hours
7. That's Why We Came
8. Don't Look Down
11. Divinity (Bonus Track)
Check out the first part of the video series here: More...
Chilean thrash band Warchest recently announced that it will start working on the music video for the track "Fear Of The Machine" that comes off its latest album "Aftershock," which was released in early 2012 via Digmetalworld Records and distributed via MVD Entertainment Group in North America. Check out a studio version of "Fear of the Machine" over on YouTube.
The filming process is set to start on August 11th in the City of Lampa, outside of Santiago. The process will be done by Warchest and Javier Laso (Madness Recs and last approximately a month from the day that they start shooting the music video. Guitarist/vocalist Chris Pelaez commented on the production:
"We have decided to auto-produce this music video, so we can fit our needs in a better way, and also take the time that is needed to accomplish what we are looking for. We have picked the track "Fear the Machine" so we can showcase our 'Groove metal.' We believe that our latest album has some good shots for music videos, and it will give us the exposure we are looking to get for the band."