Metal News for September 1, 2013
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18 news articles posted on this day.
Swedish old school death metal act Abscession has decided to give away the three track debut "Death Incarnate" for free. Payment is still an option and all money goes straight into the production of the band's next release.
Abscession is currently finishing work on a first full-length album featuring ten tracks. The band comments: "With the addition of a new drummer and a new bassist, the album is sure to live up to, and even top, the expectations set by Death Incarnate back in 2010."
With a debut full-length album set for release in the autumn, Eudaimony (the Swedish/German band that features current and former members of Naglfaar, Dark Fortress, and Secrets of the Moon in its lineup) has today announced details for the 8-track album "Futile." The album will also feature a guest appearance by Antimatter’s Mick Moss.
The newly completed artwork for the album is by Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten) from the German band Sonic Reign. "Futile" will be released on the Cold Dimensions label and the track listing is as follows:
1. Ways to Indifference
3. A Window in the Attic
8. December’s Hearse More...
Necromorphic Irruption will be releasing new album "Slaughter of the Earth" this year via Show No Mercy Records. The band has now revealed the album's track listing, which is as follows:
1. The Extirpation (Intro)
2. Birth Of The Traitor
3. Soaked In Vile Secretion
4. Transmutative Invader Foetus
5. Inhuman Nightmare
6. Triumph Of Male Domination
7. Symptoms Of Grievous Defacement
8. Consumed By Pestilence
9. Eradication Of The Innocents
10. Skinned And Fucked (INGESTED Cover) More...
Japan's Lost Vector has posted the song "Bring it Back" online, which can be heard below and comes off the band's "Eclipse" album. You can also check out a teaser trailer for "Eclipse" after the jump.
Abiotic has checked in with the following post-tour recap and announcement about working on new material:
"Tour is officially over and we're already missing our brothers in Wretched, Rivers of Nihil, Allegaeon. If you haven't yet, please give these talented bands a listen and support hard working musicians!
"A huge thanks to those of you that came out to a show, bought some merch, gave us a floor to crash on, a place to shower, and for giving our new drummer, Aaron Stechauner, such a warm welcome!
"Now that we're home, we've got some new tunes and other things in the works while we prep for our next tour with Dying Fetus, Exhumed, and Devourment! We'll see you all soon!" More...
Armless Alice released the new EP "Postmortem Superstars" earlier this year digitally, and now the band has announced a physical format is on the horizon. In anticipation of this release, the entire EP is now available for streaming online. Check it out in the SoundCloud player available below.
Avulsed released the new album "Ritual Zombi" today, which can be heard in the player below or purchased at Bandcamp here. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Dawn of Apocalypse (Intro)
2. Dead Flesh Awakened
4. ...Was Not My Blood
5. Horrified by Repulsion
7. Elegy for the Rotting (Interlude)
8. Unborn of the Undead
10. Zombie Ritual (DEATH)
11. Cannivegan Corpse
12. Cult of the Living Dead
13. Devoured and Forgotten (Outro) More...
Counterparts will be joining Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! for the Truffle Shuffle Tour this November. Victory Records comments:
"Playing tracks from their new album The Difference Between Hell And Home, Counterparts' impassioned delivery of aggressive hardcore will remind you to never say die!"
Catch Counterparts live on the following dates:
w/ TERROR, POWER TRIP, and CODE ORANGE KIDS
10/12 – Calgary, AB, CA @ Dickens
10/13 – Edmonton, AB, CA @ Pawnshop
10/15 – Regina, SK, CA @ The Exchange
10/16 – Winnipeg, MB, CA @ Park Theater Café
10/17 – Thunder Bay, ON, CA @ Black Pirates Pub
10/18 – Sudbury, ON, CA @ The Jubilee Center
w/ TERROR, POWER TRIP, CODE ORANGE KIDS, VEHEMENT SERENADE
10/19 – Toronto, ON, CA @ Wrongbar
10/20 – Ottawa, ON, CA @ Ritual
10/21 – Montreal, QC, CA @ Tulipe
10/22 – Quebec City, QC, CA @ Salle Kirouac
10/23 – Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
10/24 – New York City, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall*
10/25 – Detroit, MI @ The Token More...
"Live at Roadburn 2013," the brand new live album from Topeka, Kansas outfit The Midnight Ghost Train, is now available as a free download via Burning World Records. Stream the album below, or download it over at Bandcamp here.
Recorded at Bat Cave at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands, as part of Roadburn's most recent festival, the 11 song set showcases The Midnight Ghost Train's intense, passionate and soulful live show and thick Mississippi Delta-rooted stoner rock.
The band is currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour in support of sophomore LP "Buffalo." Catch the band live:
September 1 Chattanooga, TN JJ's Bohemia
September 2 Asheville, NC Asheville Yacht Club
September 4 Lexington, KY Green Lantern
September 6 St. Louis, MO The Demo
September 7 Warrensburg, MO Bottomfeeder Bay More...
The death metallers in Voice of the Soul are now preparing to head to India for some special shows soon to be announced, after winning the Holy Noise Battle of the Bands in Dubai on August 16th at Club Ratsky.
Guitarist Monish Shringi commented, "I'm really happy to have won this, given that we competed with some talented bands. What I'm most happy about though is the fact we put on a great performance and had a good time with the audience."
NYC act Activator will release a self-titled album on September 17th, which blends raw hardcore, galloping thrash metal in an '80s crossover way.
You can now hear an advance track from the album in the form of "Sexy For Breakfast." Check it out in the player below.
On the forth-coming debut album, the band combines brand new material with re-workings of earlier demo tracks. Jim Williams of Maximum Penalty/Nausea provides vocal production and mixing is handled by Matt Snedecor (Rush, Dresden Dolls).
Following its crushingly triumphant debut maiden occurrence last year, the second Tucson, Arizona-based Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake has been confirmed and the full lineup for the massive gala announced.
The complete lineup can be found below, and the following press release was issued about the festival:
"This fully DIY undertaking, booked by musicians, for musicians, is a low-cost event for all ages. Once again organized and hosted by Tucson sludgetroopers Godhunter, the now annual Southwest Terror Fest brings a one-of-a-kind extreme underground music festival to the Southwestern quadrant of America.
"This year, the experience has been expanded into an immense four-day event, now confirmed to invade Tucson venue The Rock from Thursday, October, 10th through Sunday, October 13th. The Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake lineup features even more national headlining acts than last year, including legends like Sacred Reich and Vehemence, along with Kylesa, Red Fang, Demon Lung, Ancestors, Subrosa, Landmine Marathon, Early Graves and others, and a long line of newer underground acts, totaling more than sixty bands! Whether you like punk, sludge, black metal, thrash, grindcore, post-metal, etc., something for all fans of extreme music is to be found at this event."
Neurotic November has announced several pre-order packages for upcoming debut album, "Anunnaki," which will be available on October 29th.
Barely out of high school, the outlandish five-piece from Miami, FL is setting its sights set on world domination. According to a press release, the band's "untamed attitude and astonishing live performances make Neurotic November one of the most exciting up-and-coming metalcore acts around."
Of the title, vocalist Dee Dee explains, “The word ‘Anunnaki’ is from ancient Sumerian mythology and it loosely means ‘came from the stars’. There is no better way to explain our sound than to tell you that it is out of this world. We are aliens and revel in what makes us different.”
The band will also be performing live in the U.S. on these dates: More...
Cleveland's Affiance will tour the U.S. with Protest The Hero, Architects, and The Skindred from November 7th to December 15th All dates are below. This tour follows up Affiance's recent U.S. run with Killswitch Engage and Darkest Hour.
Affiance singer Dennis Tvrdik commented on the tour, "So many of our fans have been wanting this to happen for years and now it finally happened! This couldn't be a better tour for us to follow the last one we did with Killswitch Engage. We are just excited to be on another really solid tour with not only great bands, but bands we are actually fans of."
The new Affiance album "The Campaign" has had a successful first few months, charting at #7 Heatseekers, #7 Top New Artist, #37 Top Hard Albums, and #53 Top Indie Albums. Tvrdik commented, "We are absolutely stoked that we charted on Billboard! Our fans are insanely supportive and believe in us not only as a band but as people. Thank you to everyone who bought The Campaign. We are forever grateful!" More...
The latest video from the space rock/prog metal collective comes off new album "The Other Gods," which was recently released on Transubstans records. The song features Nik Turner (ex-Hawkwind) on sax and flute. Check it out below.
Gaea Records announces September 13th as the international release date for Death Hawk's self-titled second album.
Death Hawks was put together in the spring of 2010 to arrange and record songs by singer Teemu Markkula (also of Svart recording artists Seremonia), but it soon metamorphosed into a real band. Death Hawks released adebut album in February 2012 through Tampere, Finland-based Gaea records. The cover and track listing for the second album are available below. The following press release was also issued:
"Death Hawks is a timeless band. Its references, or at least the most obvious ones, come from a variety of sources, from the blues to psychedelia, early heavy metal to krautrock, but there is no way you can all the sound pure retro. There’s an overabundance of bands influenced by many of the same genres in the global underground, but few of them can rise above crate-digging and pastiche, like, say, Primal Scream can at their best.
"So, on paper, Death Hawks sounds tiringly familiar, but as a listening experience it hits the spot, thanks to strong songwriting. High praise for the debut album and a reputation as a mind-blowing live act are now fueling hype outside Finland. Heavy touring has made sure Death Hawks' live gigs have grown even more fierce, showing the crowd what rock once was and what it will be." More...
French act Indensity will release second album "Chronicles" later this month (September, 2013). The band has released a teaser trailer for the album, which can be viewed below, and you can also check out more teaser and recording clips at the Indensity website here.
With the recent passing of their drummer Joey LaCaze, it seemed an appropriate time to look back on Eyehategod, one of the most esteemed metal bands to ever come from New Orleans, a city which has produced some of the finest music to ever come from the United States of America. Eyehategod were formed in 1988, on April 20th to be precise, by LaCaze and guitarist Jimmy Bower, before being joined shortly afterwards by vocalist, Mike Williams, bassist Steve Dale and second guitarist, Brian Patton. They soon recorded two demos entitled, "Garden Dwarf Woman Driver" and "Lack of Almost Everything" and sent them off to various labels, eventually finding success in their pursuit when they were signed to a French label named Intellectual Convulsion. Through the label, they released their first full length album, "In the Name of Suffering," which was noticeably more hardcore in sound than their later work. Not long after releasing their debut, Intellectual Convulsion Records folded and the band were forced to find a new label, which came in the shape of Century Media, who re-released the album.
The following year, Eyehategod got to work on their sophomore record, "Take as Needed for Pain," which displayed their blues and southern rock influences a lot more prominently than their previous efforts. It also featured the recording debut of their new bass player, Mark Schultz, though this would be his only album with the group. The album was released to a positive response, with Mike Williams claiming that it remains almost all of the band members' favourite material, and allowed them to tour with other established acts such as White Zombie and Corrosion of Conformity amongst others. Despite the positive response, the band was put on hold for a short while whilst the members of the band contributed to other projects, perhaps the most notable being Jimmy Bower who performed drums on the Crowbar album, "Broken Glass" and "NOLA," the debut album by supergroup, Down which also featured the frontmen of Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity and Pantera. Some of the other members' activities included Brian Patton performing guitar duties on the debut Soilent Green album, "Pussysoul" and Mike Williams contributing to Metal Maniacs magazine. More...