Metal News for September 14, 2011
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30 news articles posted on this day.
California's Rusty Eye has posted a video clip online for the song "Mondo Cane," which is taken from the band's "Possessor" album (reviewed here). Check out the "Mondo Cane" video clip below.
Sick Drummer Magazine has posted footage online of Dimmu Borgir drummer Dary performing "The Chosen Legacy" live. You can check out the drum cam video below.
New York's Stray From The Path recently released the new album "Rising Sun," and the band will be kicking off a frenzy of touring activity in support of the release starting September 15th. Stray From The Path will also be joining The Acacia Strain on in October for a string of shows. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Sep 15 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Sep 17 KOI Music Festival Kitchener, Canada
Sep 18 Level 3 St Catharines, Canada
Sep 19 Rum Runners London, Canada
Sep 20 Absinthe Hamilton, Canada
Sep 21 Annex Wreckroom Toronto, Canada
Sep 22 The Mansion Barrie, Canada
Sep 23 The Underworld Montreal, Canada
Sep 25 MAVERICKS Ottawa, Canada
Oct 05 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Oct 06 Gramercy Theater New York, NY
Oct 07 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Oct 08 Kingdom Richmond, VA
Oct 26 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Oct 27 ELEANORE RIGBYS Jermyn, PA
Oct 28 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 29 The Outland Columbus, OH
Oct 30 The Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Oct 31 The Emerson Theater Indianapolis, IN
Nov 01 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Nov 02 The Commons Omaha, NE
Nov 03 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Nov 04 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 05 The Venue Boise, ID
Nov 06 THE A CLUB Spokane, WA
Nov 07 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 08 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
Nov 10 Oakland Metro Oakland, CA
Nov 11 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Nov 12 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Nov 13 Soma San Diego, CA
Nov 14 The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, AZ
Nov 16 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Nov 17 Emo's Austin, TX
Nov 18 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Nov 19 The Door Dallas, TX
Nov 20 The Marquee Tulsa, OK
Nov 21 Pop's East St Louis, IL
Nov 22 Mojoes Chicago, IL
Nov 23 Mad Hatter Covington, KY
Nov 25 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
Nov 26 Lost Horizon Syracuse, NY
UIGG has self-released "Of Moose and Men," the follow up to 2008's debut "To Punish And Enslave." The entire album is now currently available for streaming online through the band's Bandcamp page. The "Of Moose and Men" track listing is as follows:
1. Endless Suffocation
2. Of Moose And Men
5. Master Hunter
6. Loose Ends
8. Thrown To Wolves
Connecticut based black metal act Katahdin has posted a song online titled "Gizos," which is taken from the band's split with In Human Form and Aoi, set to come out October, 2011. You can also check out more of Katahdin's music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Brutal Truth has lashed out at the public with a new anthems from the band's upcoming sixth full-length release, "End Time," set for North American release via Relapse Records on September 27th.
A.V. Club has posted the track "Celebratory Gunfire" from "End Time," which can be streamed right now by heading over to this location.
The 23 track "End Time" was recorded with Doug White at Watchman Studios in Lockport, New York. Beyond the normal CD, LP, and digital offerings, "End Time" will also be available in a limited edition box set that includes the CD with six bonus tracks, a 20-page booklet, six custom art flats, a marijuana-scented disc card, and more.
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Fiver Finger Death Punch has unveiled the new video for "Under and Over It" through Artistdirect.com. The video was directed by film director Ethan Maniquis (co-director of Machete) and shot at Gavin Maloof's mansion in Las Vegas.
“We wanted to hit a pretty sarcastic tone with it, so it looks like a typical big cock-rock video, but in a tongue in cheek way," states guitarist Zoltan Bathory. "We put all the 'big-time video' clichés in it except for the booty shake, or maybe we even got that, I don't remember. We do have the party scenes, cars, airplanes, mansions, pools and girls - of course you can't have a raaawwwk video without your token pool scene. Also, it's shot from a behind-the-scenes perspective where you can actually see the director 'trying' to direct our music video. He is running in and out of the frames, posing the band, trying to make us act a certain way, which is pretty typical of most video shoots and it always annoys the hell out of the bands. It's an interesting angle the fans never get to see, and adds to the sarcasm of the whole clip. We just wanted to have fun with it, and actually it ended up being a blast and more of a party than a stressful video shoot. Maybe we'll shoot part two for this. Haha!”
(If you can't watch the above video, try this link.)
Following the release of sophomore album "Flood The Common Ground," Canadian groove metal punishers Misguided Aggression are streaming a second new track online. Check out "The Visionary" in the player below. You can also listen to the previously posted song "Winter Solider" by heading over here.
The band is also pleased to announce the addition of drummer Matt Buck to the Misguided Aggression lineup. “We all feel that Matt is a great asset to the band and that our music will only progress from here on,” comments Ben Dobson, one of the band's guitarists. Buck is well-known in the Canadian metal scene for his work with such acts as Maidens Water, Zealots Desire, and Mute Witness. The band parted ways amicably with original drummer Ben Taylor this August, and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
As I Lay Dying has announced more details for the band's upcoming album "Decas," which coincides with the band's 10 year anniversary. "Decas" is set for release on November 8th in North America, November 7th in the U.K. and Europe, and November 4th in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
"Decas" celebrates the band’s accomplishments by offering three brand new songs, cover songs that pay homage to just a few of the acts that have influenced As I Lay Dying, and remixes by INNERPARTYSYSTEM (Katy Perry, Ladyhawke, Thursday, Good Charlotte and many others), Benjamin Weinman, (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Kelly "Carnage" Cairns, (Austrian Death Machine, War of Ages), and Big Chocolate (Asking Alexandria, iwrestledabearonce, Suicide Silence).
Head over to this location to check out a video of the band talking about the upcoming "Decas" release.
The "Decas" track listing is as follows:
2. From Shapeless to Breakable
3. Moving Forward
4. War Ensemble (Slayer cover)
5. Hellion (Judas Priest Cover)
6. Electric Eye (Judas Priest Cover)
7. Coffee Mug (Descendents cover)
8. Beneath the Encasing of Ashes (Re-Recorded Medley)
9. The Blinding of False Light (Innerpartysystem Remix)
10. Wrath Upon Ourselves (Benjamin Weinman Remix)
11. Confined (Kelly "Carnage" Cairns Remix)
12. Elegy (Big Chocolate Remix)
As I Lay Dying will also be supporting Amon Amarth in Europe on the following dates: More...
Metal Blade Records is set to drop Spanish black metal outfit Noctem's current release "Oblivion" in North America on October 25th, 2011. "Oblivion" has been available only as an import until now and is the second part to Noctem's previous release "Divinity." A teaser video for "Oblivion" created by the band can be seen after the jump.
The band commented on the album, "The second part from the trilogy that started with Divinity is going to be the hardest, fastest and darkest opus from the band until the date. The album has been produced by Daniel Cardoso (Anathema, Ava Inferi, Anneke Vangiersbergen…) and recorded in the Ultrasound Studios 2 from Moita, Setubal (Portugal).
"Lyrically, Noctem talks about Mesoamerican cultures, with special attention to the Maya. On this album the band expresses its opposition to the Spanish barbarity, strongly criticizing the colonization and the imposition of Christianity in the lands of the yukata. Again Noctem not hesitate to speak about the cult of blood, the low value of human life and the decrepitude of the mortal soul."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Popol Vuh
2. The arrival of the false gods
3. Universal disorder
4. Abnegation and brutality
6. Sons of Hun-vucub
7. Seeking the ruin of souls
10. A borning winged snake
11. Oblivion More...
After Century Media pulled its catalog from the Spotify website this Summer, Napalm Records has now also issued the following announcement about pulling out of the Spotify service:
"In light of recent events, we would like to announce that Napalm Records will no longer offer its products via streaming sites such as Spotify, Simfy, etc. As previously reported on various online publications, the income generated through streaming is so insignificant that neither we, as a record company, nor our artists are able to further support this method of distribution.
"We have absolutely nothing against innovative software or new methods of distribution, but do object to price models that endanger our existence and that of our bands. We hope that our customers and fans will understand the necessity of this decision.
"If possible, we will continue to offer snippet versions via streaming sites, enabling fans to preview two songs of our current and upcoming releases."
Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act White Wizzard, which is preparing for the release of the new album "Flying Tigers," has confirmed a European tour supporting Iced Earth. White Wizzard will be joining Iced Earth on the European leg of the "World Dystopia" tour, kicking off on October 30th in Bochum, Germany. The upcoming White Wizzard tour dates are as follows:
WHITE WIZZARD w/ FIREWIND, ARSIS, NIGHTRAGE
Oct. 09 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theater
Oct. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct. 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 12 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Oct. 13 - Hampton, NH - Wally's
Oct. 14 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 15 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 18 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Oct. 19 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 20 - Winnipeg, MB - The Osborne Village Inn
Oct. 21 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
Oct. 22 - Kelowna, BC - Sapphire Nightclub
Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 24 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Oct. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Oct. 27 - Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go More...
Textures has posted a music video online for the song "Reaching Home," which is taken from the album "Dualism." Check out the video clip below.
"Dualism" will be released September 23rd in Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America and September 27th in North America on Nuclear Blast. A teaser trailer for "Dualism" is available at this location.
Five piece death metal/djent act Humanity's Last Breath, which recruited a new guitarist earlier this summer, has now signed a deal with Rogue Records America. The label will re-issue "Structures Collapse" along with the "Reanimated by Hate" EP. Both will be re-mastered and remixed by founding member and drummer Buster Odeholm
"Humanity's Last Breath filled in that hole that Rogue Records America was missing," said label owner Dean Martinetti. "They are brutal as hell, more so than any other band I can think of at the moment, yet they have this other side to them that is peaceful, dare I say delicate...they amaze me and I think in less than a years’ time. The metal world is going to embrace them."
“This will be a great opportunity for us as a band to get our name out there and doing it with rogue will be really cool!” The group said in a statement. “Dean seems to be a great guy who really appreciates brutal music and has faith in HLB.”
Look for “Structures Collapse” to hit the world on November 7th, 2011.
SPIN's August issue pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's "Nevermind." As part of the tribute, the publication has made a Nirvana tribute album available for free download (email required). While the artists chosen are not ones that most metalheads may enjoy, it does contain two of Kurt Cobain's personal favorites: the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, both of whom Nirvana covered during their MTV Unplugged taping.
Here's the tracklisting:
MEAT PUPPETS - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
BUTCH WALKER & THE BLACK WIDOWS - "In Bloom"
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS - "Come As You Are"
TITUS ANDRONICUS - "Breed"
THE VASELINES - "Lithium"
AMANDA PALMER - "Polly"
SURFER BLOOD - "Territorial Pissings"
FOXY SHAZAM - "Drain You"
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD - "Lounge Act"
CHARLES BRADLEY & THE MENAHAN STREET BAND - "Stay Away"
TELEKINESIS - "On a Plain"
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD - "Something in the Way"
EMA - "Endless Nameless"
Bombnation has posted a music video online for the song "Green Machine," which can be viewed here or in the player below. "Green Machine" is off the band's "Crossovered with Rage" album.
Sweden's Opeth has issued the following brief announcement about upcoming tour dates in Australia:
"We are pleased to announce that Opeth will be heading down to Australia this December. Shows confirmed are below. Ticket details and additional information will be posted shortly."
15.12.11 - The Tivoli, Brisbane
16.12.11 - The Enmore, Sydney
18.12.11 - The Palace, Melbourne
20.12.11 - Fremantle Metro, Perth
Morkobot will be releasing the new album "Morbo" on October 25th via Italy’s Supernatural Cat Records, and the album is currently available for streaming in its entirety here. The album's track listing is as follows:
Nightrage is currently streaming the entire new "Insidious" album online (check out Metalunderground.com's review here). Head over to Inferno.fi at this location to listen to the album. "Insidious" is set for release in North American on October 11th, 2011.
The track listing is as follows:
1. So Far Away (Intro)
2. Delirium Of The Fallen
4. Wrapped In Deceitful Dreams
5. Hate Turns Black
6. Sham Piety
7. Cloaked In Wolf Skin
8. This World Is Coming To An End
9. Utmost End Of Pain
10. Poignant Memories
11. Hush Of Night
12. Poisoned Pawn
13. Solar Eclipse (Prelude)
14. Solar Corona
15. Emblem Of Light (Outro)
Threat Signal has posted a third studio video clip online from the recording of the band's upcoming self-titled album, which can be viewed below.
The new album is set for release October 7th in Europe and October 11th, 2011 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. You can also check out the previously posted second studio clip here.
Christian metallers Oh, Sleeper have posted a new trailer online for the upcoming "Children of Fire album," which is set to hit stores on September 27th, 2011 via Solid State Records. Check out the teaser trailer in the player below.
Dutch band Massive Assault has issued the following announcement about working on a new full-length album:
"Yesterday we pre-recorded new Massive Assault songs for our upcoming full length. It sounds really cool already. With these recordings we now can decide some directions and we also can plan our way to record.
"Yesterday we did it all in real time like recording a practice session. This live atmosphere feels good. We get allot of inspiration from it. The actual recordings will be done in November at Freddes Dirty Bird Productions.
"Our album will be released by German label FDA Rekotz on LP, CD and tape. We'll keep you informed."
Poland's J.D. Overdrive has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Hard Rock Heroes festival:
"Aloha! Great news – courtesy of MMP our merry bunch has been chosen to open Hard Rock Heroes Festival on November 28th in Spodek, Katowice! The festival will feature such acts as Kruk, Alcatrazz feat. Graham Bonnet, TSA and the unquestionable legend – Whitesnake!
"We're no hard rock heroes ourselves but we promise to start off this amazing event with a bang! Our show begins exactly at 4:00pm – be there!"
The band also recently posted a making-of clip for the "Ballbreaker" music video, which can be found by heading over to this location.
Chicago based metallers Ion Vein announced that they have partnered with Mortal Music to release the band's new music worldwide.
Commented Ion Vein guitarist/founder Chris Lotesto: "We are very happy to announce that we've partnered up with Mortal Music to get the new IV music out to the masses the way we've always envisioned it could be done. We've been friends for a long time and these guys just get it, they're always trying to push the envelope on how things are done, and it's quite refreshing actually! We're really looking forward to doing some great and innovative things together; it's going to be a really exciting time for all of us!"
Mortal Music's Rob Such added, "Always great working with forward thinking bands who are on the same page, and Ion Vein is definitely one of those bands. We're especially excited about this partnership because Ion Vein will be the first Mortal Music band to implement our new philosophy & release strategies...which we're hoping will be a significant game changer in helping the music industry evolve in a very positive way. Can't wait!"
Ion Vein has been hard at work with producer Neil Kernon (NILE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRYCHE, REDEMPTION), wrapping up vocal tracks and gettingsongs ready to mix/master. This will mark the band's first release with new vocalist, Scott Featherstone. More details will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
U.K. metal act Annero has made the band's debut self-titled, self-produced album free for download for a limited time in celebration of its one-year anniversary. You can download each of the tracks from the album on the "music" section of the Annero Facebook page.
The track listing is as follows:
3. Accept Your Fate
6. The New Dawn
8. The Mental and Possessed
9. I Am Not A Weapon
Magrudergrind has announced a few more shows on the way back home from Florida. These shows will NOT be with Despise You:
9/18 in Savannah, GA @ 607 East 40th St.
9/19 in Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Business
9/20 in Harrisonburg, VA @ Crayola House
Magrudergrind was recently confirmed for the first Metal Suckfest in New York, which takes place Novemer 4th and 5th.
After recently debuting the first single "Unsung" online, Finland's Insomnium is now ready to give North American fans yet another preview from upcoming album "One For Sorrow." Check out the new music video "Through the Shadows" in the player below, courtesy of Metal Injection. "One For Sorrow" is due out October 18th, 2011.
Greek metallers Suicidal Angels have issued the following brief update about gearing up to record a new album:
"New album update: only 2 weeks left, before we start recording our 4th full-length album!!! Really looking forward to it and hopefully, in a few days, we'll be able to disclose some details regarding the record such as title and artwork. Stay tuned..."
You can also check out the band's music by heading over to the official Suicidal Angels MySpace profile.
Nervecell has uploaded part two of a video series from the road covering the 2011 European festivals at Brutal Assault (Czech Republic), Rock im Betwonwerk (Germany), and Summer Breeze (Germany). The band also answered more fan submitted questions in the video, which can be viewed below. Head over here to check out the first part of the series.
Back in 2005, Alcest released a two song EP called “Le Secret,” a gem that eventually would cause a stir in the hornet nest that is the black metal community. If you didn't gather by the title, Alcest is a French band, and one masterminded by front-man Neige. With a strong pedigree in the French black metal scene, Neige was a musician who not only came forward in the 00s with multiple acts in Alcest and Amesoeurs, but also made contributions to essential French albums from the likes of Mortifera and Peste Noire. While Norway and the adjacent Scandinavian realms are often thought of as the wintery fortress of black metal, the French have long held their own with a melancholic and melodic take on the genre including the infamous Les Légions Noires whom you can read about in a previous Metal Underground Sunday Old School article.
So, what was so special about Neige’s little two song EP? Well for one it wasn’t little at all. It was nearly 30 minutes long and an infusion of 90s shoegaze, post-rock, and perfectly distilled black metal. More...