Metal News for September 14, 2013
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13 news articles posted on this day.
NYC-based duo Psalm Zero will release a debut 7" single entitled "Force My Hand" on November 19th. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Psalm Zero is comprised of guitarist Andrew Hock, of acclaimed black metal band Castevet, and bassist Charlie Looker, of recently-disbanded art-rock cult heroes Extra Life. The two musicians construct a wall of drum machines, programming and synth gear and electronics in studio and onstage and both contribute equally to the vocal delivery to carry out their musical vision.
"The grave aesthetics of Queens/Long Island-based Psalm Zero's songs unify a variety of diverse influences; the industrial coldness of Godflesh and Big Black, the dissonant guitar atmospheres and tortured screams of experimental black metal, and the dark, melodic song-craft of Dead Can Dance and the Cure seemingly flow as one. Hock's guttural, barked vocals and Looker's clean singing play equally important leading roles.
"To fans of both musicians' previous works, Psalm Zero will sound like the perfect synthesis of these two already idiosyncratic bands. The Force My Hand single's B-side features a cover of 'Willpower,' the brutal 1994 classic by noise-rock/metal titans Today is the Day. Psalm Zero completely re-envisions and performs the song as an experimental neo-folk dirge, with delicate acoustic guitars, orchestral percussion, synth drones, and Medieval vocal harmonies. More...
Experimental act Dimensions And Universes will be releasing a new album later this month titled "Rise of the Earth."
In anticipation of the coming release, now you can stream the single "Apathy" in the player below, or download the track for free at the Dimensions and Universes Bandcamp page here.
Ready for another metallic excursion from Spanish outfit Re:Inanimate? The band has now released a new track online titled "Infinite Code."
Give the new song a listen below, or head over to this location to check out the previously posted "Holograms" track.
Los Angeles based band Volumes has released a pre-production version of the new track “Vahle,” which serves a tribute to a close friend of the band who tragically passed away in an automobile accident.
You can listen and watch a lyric video for the track here below. A final version of “Vahle” will appear on the band’s forthcoming album.
Set for an early 2014 release through Mediaskare Records, Volumes' as-of-yet titled album showcases the band’s growth musically. “We have matured as musicians and dug deeper into ourselves for this album,” stated bassist Raad Soudani. “The new album is the next evolutionary step for Volumes.”
Nostalgic Darkness has now released the first song "Black Cross Suicide" off the band's debut self-titled album. Give the track a listen below.
The "Nostalgic Darkness" album will be released in October through War Against Yourself Records / Last Candle Records / Midwinter Records.
Montreal, QC's steroid induced progressive metal band Unbeing is proud to announce the re-release of the group's debut self-titled album on October 1st via BLK COQ Music/Believe Digital. The following press release was also issued:
"Originally released in 2011, the album spanning 40 minutes of instrumental offerings that screams: There is no turning back, there is no mercy, there is only Unbeing, is ready to be received again as a testimony to the group’s composing capabilities. Co-produced and remixed by Martin Albert and remastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, Priestess, Half Moon Run), the 2013 re-release will be sold digitally on all major online retailers along as a limited edition vinyl."
The track listing is as follows:
2. 15 Years In space
5. Chuck Norris
7. Versus 10 Behemoth
8. Zomb! More...
Canadian progressive metal act Intervals has announced the group will be entering the studio with Jordan Valeriote in November to begin tracking an upcoming release. Intervals comments:
"We have confirmed studio time starting November 4th with the man, the legend, Jordan Valeriote at Sundown Studio. You guys will recognize his work, as he engineered/mixed 'In Time' along with other releases from Structures, Counterparts, Silverstein and more.
"We'll have more details for you guys as things come together, but for now, that's where we're at. We can't wait for you guys to hear what we've been working on. Lots of surprises to come."
Following the studio, Intervals will be touring Europe this winter with Protest The Hero, Tesseract, and The Safety Fire. Catch the band live: More...
Sweden's Vildhjarta will soon be announcing the dates for an upcoming North American tour with Veil of Maya, Structures, Northlane, and Here Comes the Kraken.
In the meantime you can check out the video for "Dimman" taken from the band's new album, "Thousands of Evils," due out this fall on limited edition 12" (Century Media). More details will be forthcoming soon.
Slovenian black metal outfit Cvinger has been hard at work creating a new music video for the title track taken off the band's debut EP "Monastery of Fallen."
The video was shot in cooperation with Profront and produced and edited by the band. Check out "Monastery of Fallen" in the player provided below. You can also stream the full EP at this location.
Tons Of Powder, the Moldova-based outfit featuring members of Axident, has posted footage online of the band performing "Sacred Knower" live in Kiev on August 25th, 2013. Check it out below. Tons of Powder consists of:
Octav Casian - vocals
Yury Shchankin - guitars
Dumitru Costin - bass
Vlad Ceban - drums
Melodic tech death quintet Dichotomy has released a video premiere for "...Of Strife Of Discord," which comes from new album "Paradigms." Check out the clip below courtesy of terrorizer.com.
Vocalist Kev O'Connor comments, "The song's title is a reference to Eris, Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord. The song is about the destruction of the self and allowing chance to rule one's course; about becoming the embodiment of chaos.
"The video coincides with this theme with the character interacting with her 'other' and steadily becoming more corrupted over the course of the piece. The contrast between the two halves was shown in black and white, fitting in with the band's name as well."
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. The Sentient Oppressed
3. All - Seeing Eye
5. No Catharsis
6. Covenant Of The Forsworn
7. Alea Iacta Est
8. ...Of Strife Of Discord More...
Ahmedabad, India based outfit Spikedhead has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming track "Self Inflicted Hoax," which can be viewed below. The clip includes footage of the band's recording sessions at the BlueTree Studios in Ahmedabad. Spikedhead is:
Guitars & vocals - Joel Mogera
Drums - Harsh Patel
Bass - Urvish Patel
Guitars - Ashish Pandey
German power metal stalwarts Mystic Prophecy have posted a new music video for "Killhammer." The song is the title track to the forthcoming new release. "Killhammer" will be released on September 27th via Massacre Records. The album's limited edition will contain a DVD of the band's performance at ProgPower USA in Atlanta from 2012.
The track listing for the album is:
2. Armies of Hell
3. To Hell and Back
4. Kill the Beast
5. Hate Black
6. Children of the Damned
7. 300 in Blood
8. Angels of Fire
9. Warriors of the Northern Seas
10. Set the World on Fire
11. Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne Cover)
Check out the video here: More...