Metal News for September 19, 2012
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Six years after sophomore full-length album "Continuum," the L.A. metal act Prototype has now returned to the scene with new album "Catalyst," released earlier this month through Nightmare Records. With the album out now and pummeling metal fans into submission, guitarist Kragen Lum got in touch with us to help get the word out about the new release.
A transcript of our chat can be read below, which offers a look into the sci-fi concept on these new songs and covers how the band changed up the sound by using seven string guitars. You can also find out info about Kragen's other band's Heathen and Pyschosis, along with his thoughts on the state of the current L.A. metal scene. More...
Ektomorf has released a new music video for the song "Unscarred," which can be viewed below. The band has also issued the following announcement about a lineup change:
“Sadly Mike had to quit for family reasons. It was a great time with him playing music and we are still friends. There’s no bad blood between us at all. I had the intention to call Tamàs (Schrottner), our previous guitar player, again after two years. We had a great fucking talk the very next day. He joined us on the 'Unscarred' video shoot and now Tamàs is back in the band. We had a killer rehearsal and we are ready to kick asses on the 'Black Flag' tour! See ya all soon!”
The "Unscarred" track comes off the band's new album "Black Flag," released on August 31st, 2012.
Latin metal pioneers Ill Nino will start spreading the virus of new album “Epidemia” on October 26th in Europe (via AFM Records). The U.S. release is scheduled for Octber 22nd (via Victory Records). The track listing is as follows:
01. The Depression
02. Only The Unloved
03. La Epidemia
06. Death Wants More
08. Time Won't Save You
09. Forgive Me Father...
10. Invisible People More...
Arch Enemy's "Khaos Legions" campaign moves forward with a new video for the song “Cruelty Without Beauty” from the latest album, along with more tour dates to spread the Khaos worldwide. Check out the clip through Revolvermag.com here or in the player below.
Angela Gossow comments: “I’m very pleased we got this video done for one of my favourite songs off the Khaos Legions album. The video is quite raw and extreme as it reflects the lyrics very well I believe, dealing with a subject matter close to my heart - animal cruelty and vivisection.
"We want to thank the good folks at Peta2, Hardforce, Metalitalia and The Metal Circus for supporting a serious subject. All of us have been well aware that a video like this doesn’t find everybody’s acceptance. But rock music was always more than guitar riffs – it’s also the voice of the voiceless.
"The autumn will be busy with more Arch Enemy European shows including 4 shows in Spain with special support from extreme metal legends Voivod. The year will close with a South America tour ending in Mexico City (where despite the Mayan Calendar the world doesn’t end). The band hopes to see you somewhere!" More...
Milwaukee-based wrecking crew Enabler has just announced a new string of North American live assaults set to run from mid-October through the first week of November. With shows booked as part of the annual CMJ conference in New York City, this year’s installment of the massive Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, the eleventh annual incarnation of The Fest in Gainesville, Florida and more, Enabler will share the stage with the likes of Yakuza, Former Thieves, Converge, Kvelertak, Brutal Truth and a range of other potent acts along the way.
Following a brutal touring schedule over the first half of the year, Enabler took a bit of time to regroup. The new incarnation of this crushing riff engine contains founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber (Today Is the Day, Trap Them, Harlots) and bassist Amanda Daniels, who now induct new drummer Dave Mann (Mouth of the Architect, ex-Rune) and new guitarist Eric Dunn (By Way of Sunstorm, ex Harlots), re-solidifying the outfit’s lineup.
The band’s Southern Lord debut "All Hail the Void" surges with 35-minutes of lethal material, which has pillaged media outlets internationally since its release in July. "All Hail The Void" can still be streamed in its entirety via Blow The Scene right here. More...
Reports have been going around the Web since Monday that Century Media Records is suing several thousand individuals who illegally downloaded the "Dark Adrenaline" album (reviewed here) by Lacuna Coil and the "Dystopia" album (reviewed here) by Iced Earth.
Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer comments on Century Media’s file sharing lawsuit:
“It has come to my attention that Century Media is suing fans over illegal downloads of (among others) our latest album ‘Dystopia’. I felt it was important to clarify that we had no knowledge of this motion and were, sadly, not asked permission.
"We all know the music industry is changing. We have been adapting to this model by embracing legal streaming services such as Spotify and by bringing our music to places we have never played before by touring our proverbial asses off.
"As much as we respect that the labels are having a harder time selling music, we feel this is a misguided effort and want to make sure our fans know we would have not given our consent would we have been asked.”
Following the ongoing Saint Vitus North American tour, today Scott "Wino" Weinrich confirms his latest round of live performances, as the man will bring his solo acoustic set to the road once again, this time in support of the almighty American rock machine Clutch.
Wino has supported Clutch on tour in recent years, with both his backing band as heard on his 2009-released "Punctuated Equilibrium" album as well as solo as his 2010-released debut acoustic album "Adrift." On this special run of year-end dates, Wino will join Mondo Generator and Saviours supplying opening support for Clutch, with a six-show run from Washington DC up the East Coast and ending in Worcester, Massachusetts on New Year’s Eve. Tickets for this short but incredible tour will go on sale this Friday, September 21st.
12/26/2012 9:30 Club – Washington DC
12/27/2012 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/28/2012 Buster's Billiards & Backroom – Lexington, KY
12/29/2012 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/30/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
12/31/2012 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Kill Devil Hill, the band featuring drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon, and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg, recently wrapped up a North American tour in support of the group's self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this year via Steamhammer/SPV.
The band has created a series of lyric videos for all of the songs from the self-titled debut. Over the coming weeks these videos will be premiered exclusively at RevolverMag.com and today the first video for the song "War Machine" has been posted. Check out the clip right here or in the player below.
Kill Devil Hill will hit the road again in November playing select headline dates and supporting legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper. This jaunt kicks off November 23rd and runs through December 1st. More...
Metal Injection & Peavey present Louder Education, a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Sound Of Urchin's Chris “Tomato” Harfenist, and the students of T.H.O.R. (Tomato's House of Rock). Each week on the series, a new special guest is invited to Tomato's House of Rock, to discuss their journey in the music business, provide educational tips for the growing artists, and round off the show with a kick-ass jam with the kids.
On this edition, the gang is joined by Howard Stern show personality and legendary drummer Richard Christy of Charred Walls of The Damned, and formerly of Death and Iced Earth. Richard talks about his humble beginnings, how he got into Death, life on the road and speaks of the benefits of wearing a diaper while going to metal shows. It all culminates with a jam of Death's "Crystal Mountain" by Christy and the T.H.O.R. Kids.
Power metal act Crescent Shield, which released "The Stars of Never Seen" (reviewed here) back in 2009, experienced the tragic loss of vocalist Michael Grant earlier this year. Guitarist Dan DeLucie has issued the following statement about the recent memorial service for Michael:
"Michael Grant’s west coast memorial was held on Aug 19th 2012 and it was everything we hoped it would be. I think it’s fair to say everyone in attendance learned more about Michael and attained a greater appreciation for him and his music. It was an emotionally charged event, both sad and painful, but also filled with joy and appreciation in remembering the good times with Mike.
"Many people came together to make this event the powerful and special tribute it was. Michael’s brother Luke was the driver behind the whole affair, arranging the facility, food, and coordinating the actual event. Michael’s mother Betsy, father Michael, and brother Andrew travelled from Connecticut to provide huge significance to the memorial. Horacio Colmenares was instrumental, providing sound engineering, equipment, and audio and video production. My wife Vasiliki provided hours of work creating a touching slide show, memorial book, and flowers. Tony DeVita was fantastic with his inspiring performance of 'Sleep' by Savatage. My friends and bandmates Melanie Sisneros and Craig Anderson both gave stirring performances of Mike’s song The Passing.
"Everyone who gave a speech eulogizing Mike was wonderful. Betsy Grant’s speech was illuminating and touching. Andrew Grant was evocative and his acapella rendition of 'Abide with Me' was heartrending. Luke captured Michael’s personality and humor to a T. And Michael’s father’s candid speech was a powerful coda to the eulogies. Some others who also spoke were my wife Vasiliki who remembered Mike’s big heart and kindness, Melody Schoenfeld who recounted highlights of her long history of friendship with Mike, Kragen Lum (Prototype, Heathen) who remembered Mike and his music, Kari VanCamp who recalled Mike’s supportive nature, and others who spoke of their special connection with Mike. More...
Revocation will be embarking on a North American tour for this fall presented by Scion A/V. The tour will begin October 18th in Trenton, NJ and run through November 14th in Montreal, QC. Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and KEN mode. In conjunction with the tour, Scion A/V is releasing a new EP from Revocation later this month.
The EP is titled "Teratogenesis" and features the first recordings with the band's new bass player Brett Bamberger. A behind the scenes video from the recording of the EP can be viewed below, and Revocation commented on the clip:
"Check out this sick ass footage of us recording our new EP, Teratogenesis. It comes out in under a week, and it features our best material yet."
The EP will be available for download through Scion A/V starting on September 25th, 2012.
This weekend (September 21st and 22nd) tickets for 36 of the 38 shows on the fall Lamb of God tour will go on sale. The Atlanta show and the Kansas City show will go on sale the following weekend (September 28th and 29th). This is Lamb of God's first tour since front man Randy Blythe was released from the Czech Republic after being accused of manslaughter stemming from the death of a fan in 2010.
As previously announced, the tour starts October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona and runs to December 16th in Seattle, Washington. In Flames and Sylosis are on all of the dates with Hatebreed and Hellyeah splitting the tour.
In conjunction with ESP guitars, Lamb of God will be giving away a signed guitar in every market. The giveaway will be in conjunction with local media partners. For the Columbus show on December 2nd, Cannibal Corpse will replace Hellyeah. A new show has been added November 15th in Glens Falls, New York at the Civic Center. Also, the Los Angeles show on October 31st will be at the Palladium. Details are as follows: More...
Long Island, New Yorkers Dr. Acula have announced that they will be headlining the European Vacation Tour starting November 21st with Mexican deathcore band, Here Comes the Kraken. See tour dates below. Victory Records comments:
"Dr. Acula is more ready than ever to get back out on the road and show everyone what they are made of. With new additions vocalist Chris Brea and bassist Oli Miclette on board they are ready to continue taking their performance to the next level. The band will be performing songs from their recent release Nation (6/19/12) LIVE for the first time in Europe on the upcoming trip overseas. The band is looking forward to the opportunity to spread their message worldwide, meet new fans and turn the world into a DA Nation." More...
Music Masters Camps has announced Camping With Animals, a winter retreat with Animals As Leaders — Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes and Matt Garstka, plus Evan Brewer, bassist from The Faceless — and other guests. All info can be found through Guitar World over at this location.
The four-day instructional camp, which takes place January 2nd to 6th, 2013 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York, will include workshops, one-on-one instruction, seminars, gourmet meals, performances and other camp activities. All you need to do is sign up and get yourself to Big Indian.
"As a musician, I’ve benefited the most from demonstration," says Abasi, Animals As Leaders' guitarist. "I hope to create an environment for other aspiring musicians to do the same. I and the other instructors involved will be at your disposal to provide an opportunity for growth and inspiration. I believe that this is truly a unique group of players with highly individual approaches to their instruments together in one place at one time."
French act Hardbanger has posted a new video online for the single “She Says," which can be viewed below. The single was produced / mixed by Brew Varea at Upload Studio and mastered by Dave Collins in Los Angeles. The video clip was edited by Brew & Gray and shot by Gray & Ghyis during a listening party at the Inglorious Bar in Montpellier.
If there was ever an event for a first time festival goer, it would be ProgPower USA. Unfortunately, fans here are spoiled by the incredible privileges, some of which could never be properly duplicated by any of the huge European festivals. In Atlanta, you won’t find camping sites, 80,000 people and huge immense lines for signing sessions. What you will find is a community of about 1200 well-educated and well versed fans that throw an amazing party and represent some of the nicest people from all over the U.S. and the world. However, it is a party which also includes the many members of the best bands you can find in the world (not just those who are playing) all within an incredibly intimate setting of a venue that is as unmatched in sound quality as it is fan friendly. For its first 12 years, ProgPower USA seemed out of my reach for reasons I cannot fully explain or comprehend (stupidity comes to mind). However, lucky #13 consisted of a lineup which I personally felt was the strongest in its history (though called “weak” by progressive fan standards), and was perfect for my very first taste of the ProgPower USA experience. As soon as this lineup was announced last year, I drew up the battle plan to attend. The ability to see Serenity, Mystic Prophecy, Pretty Maids and so many others make their debut U.S. performances was something of a dream for this aging fan boi. Topping it off was a headline performance my current favorite Epica, so finding a way to get there became mandatory. What transpired exceeded all my hopes and expectations, a dream I wish I never woke from. (For complete reviews, check out Metal Underground.com's road reports on Day One, Day Two and the pre-show with Nightwish & Kamelot by colleague Progressivity_In_All.) More...
Jordan Perry, drummer for the Canadian technical death metal band Derelict, has released two new exclusive videos. The first is a peek into the recording sessions of the band's 2012 album, "Perpetuation," as Perry lays down the parts for the song "Intricate Decay." The second is a lesson video in which Perry explains how to play the intro to the song "Digital Birthright." Check them out below.
Derelict released new album "Perpetuation" this year, which was mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy, and contains 12 furious tracks that put forth an upgraded version of what Derelict fans have come to love. “This album has been long in the making, and saw the band through some intense challenges,” says vocalist Eric Burnet. “We survived our trials and came back much stronger. Perpetuation is streamlined Derelict: it has fast tempos and brutal riffs, but lots of melody and catchiness too. We all pushed ourselves to expand what we could do with our instruments, and we got Sébastien Pittet from Augury playing fretless bass on this thing too!” More...
Veil of Maya will be heading out on tour with The Acacia Strain, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, and Twitching Tongues this November/December. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:
11/24 - San Bernardino, CA @ California Metalfest VI
11/25 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/26 - Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
11/27 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/29 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/30 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
12/01 - Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Festival
12/02 - McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey Theater
12/04 - Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
12/05 - Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
12/06 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/07 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
12/08 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
12/09 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Ironworks
12/12 - Toledo, OH @ The Omni
12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
12/16 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 More...
"Deprived" is the premiere track from Forgotten Tomb's forthcoming album, due out on October 30th in Europe and November the 6th in North America via Agonia Records. The album is entitled "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil..." and the new track can be streamed below. The following press release was issued about the album:
"...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil... includes 7 new tracks and almost 50 minutes of music. It's one of the band's darkest, most eerie albums to date, still with doomish and rock vibes. The album was recorded in Elfo Studio (Italy) by Daniele Mandelli (Love’s Burial Ground, Negative Megalomania, Songs To Leave, etc.) and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Finntroll, HIM). ...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil... will be available as a regular jewelcase CD, limited to 1000 copies digipack CD with exclusive bonus track, digital download and double 12"LP with an alternative bonus track. First 66 copies will be available on a multicolour splatter vinyl. The album can be pre-ordered at this location."
Forgotten Tomb also has the following upcoming shows:
22/09/2012 - Klubhaus VFRR, Groberlach, GERMANY
07/12/2012 - From Hell, Erfurt/Bindersleben, GERMANY More...
Louisiana hard rock outfit 12 Stones has teamed up with Noisecreep.com to premiere a lyric video for the band’s latest single, “Psycho.” The track comes off the quartet’s fourth album, "Beneath The Scars," which hit stores in May.
Check out the “Psycho” lyric video on Noisecreep at this location or in the player below. 12 Stones is currently in the midst of its headlining “Beneath The Scars Tour,” which continues to make its way across the U.S. and back. A full list of all confirmed dates can be seen below. More...
British act Sylosis has unveiled the second part of the in studio sessions for the band's latest album, "Monolith." The album will be released on October 5th in Europe and October 9th in North America, with ordering information available over here. The track listing for "Monolith" is as follows:
1. Out From Below
2. Fear The World
3. What Dwells Within
4. Behind The Sun
5. The River
8. A Dying Vine
9. All Is Not Well
10. Born Anew
11. Enshrined More...
3 years after the release of debut album "Straight Line," Belgian metallers Komah are coming back with a second full-length album entitled "Between Vice and Virtue." Recorded and mixed in 2011 by Charles Deschutter (No One Is Innocent, The Dukes...) at Rec'n' roll Studio in Belgium, this new effort will hit the stores this Fall. The following press release was issued about the album:
"What people can expect from Komah is a pure discharge of an agressive groove and powerful energy, a brutal rage in the compositions, tons of modern heavy riffs and a real surgical precision... to become an addict."
Edmonton's mischievous metallers All Else Fails are proud to announce they will be supporting West coast punkers Dayglo Abortions, Montreal's colossal Endast, Canadian prog metal giants Protest The Hero, and ska/metal/funk blenders Ninjaspy as they all tour through AEF's home province of Alberta.
Details on the run of shows are as follows:
Sept 21, 2012 - The Studio Music Foundation - Edmonton, AB w/ Weapons of Mass Distraction and The Dayglo Abortions
November 1, 2012 - The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB w/ Endast, These Colors Don't Run, Submerge, Tyrant
November 10, 2012 - The Vat - Red Deer, AB - w/ Protest The Hero, Ninjaspy
In additional news, All Else Fails released Episode 4, "Working For A Living," from the webisode series Breaking Acclaim, which is now streaming right here.
Sister Sin will be heading to North America as direct support for Doro on her upcoming nineteen city tour beginning February 2nd, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. Check out the full listing of tour dates below and prepare to rock.
Sister Sin has toured with Doro throughout Europe and they are now bringing their united metal mission to North America. Front-woman Liv Jagrell couldn’t be happier and comments on the upcoming experience, "We’ve been waiting a long time to get back to the US and to tour with one of my all-time idols is just a dream come true. We are so happy to get on the road again and see all of our fans out there. We’re ready to give them a good ol’ time of rock ‘n’ roll! We will be promoting our new album Now and Forever that we are all extremely proud of.” More...
Hardcore/punk stalwarts The Casualties have premiered the track "Brick Wall Justice" at Decibelmagazine.com. "Brick Wall Justice" is the second new track to see release from the band's new record "Resistance." Check out the song right here.
The Casualties will release "Resistance" on September 25th through Season of Mist. "Resistance" will be available on CD, limited edition LP (with bonus track and download card), and limited edition Digibox including the CD with a bonus track, bandana, bottle opener and patch.
The Casualties has also announced a string of regional dates surrounding the release of "Resistance," as well as a European headlining tour in November. A list of confirmed dates is below. More...
Enslaved has now posted the fourth of eight track-by-track installments from Grutle Kjellson and Ivar Bjørnson for twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR" (reviewed here), due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th.
Kjellson comments on track #4, “Roots Of The Mountain:”
“One of our greatest friends in The States tends to use the term ‘Epic as f**k’ to describe something grandiose and this is the closest I get to describe this song. Yes, it sounds pompous, but I've always said that our goal is to make our own favorite music, so why be sober or moderate in the descriptions? I remember that Ivar came to the rehearsal place and put on the demo for me and Cato [Bekkevold, drummer], and we got totally blown away! In the middle of the second listening, Herbrand [Larsen, keyboards & clean vocals] appeared, looking genuinely confused, and I thought: This is a good sign!!! He is usually the Rock-structure alibi in the band, so to see that he was a bit worried really satisfied the rest of us. Of course, he also ended up loving the song after digging into the matter and started working on the arrangements.
"This song has everything one can ask for in an ENSLAVED song: aggressive and old-school metal riffs, a pompous chorus, and progressive passages. It also includes my favorite guitar solo on the album and shows [lead guitarist] Ice [Dale]'s talent for transforming almost FM-rock solos into a monstrous extreme metal inferno!! I love it! I can even find inspiration from our good old countryman Ronni LeTekrø from TNT here - one of the bands me and Ice tend to listen to on our days-off on the tour bus if we have been drinking one or two barrels too much. The lyrics are, again, inspired by different mythologies/philosophical systems around the world with mutual ways of approaching the search for the ultimate answers. When you seek truths and answers, you rarely find them where they would logically appear. It is sometimes important to go with the flow and accept the reality as-is, and thus find the truths in the end. The roots of the mountain will appear for you if you use the eyes of the eagle in the sky…well, maybe it will.” More...
California's Workhorse has released a new music video for the track "For Which We Stand," taken off of the band's debut album, "Fire Before All." The video was directed by Kip Lorenzetti and can be viewed below. The "Fire Before All" album is now available online via iTunes at this location.
Chaos in Tejas Festival, Austin, Texas' annual gathering of extreme bands, announced on its Facebook page the initial lineup for the 2013 installment. British death metal legends Bolt Thrower, reunited hardcore act Integrity, Japanese black thrashers Abigail, epic metallers Manilla Road and several other grind, punk and power violence bands are schedulded to play the festival on May 30-June 2, 2013. More...
After months of buildup, the closing chapter in the two-part ORO album series from Italian supernatural sludge sorcerers Ufomammut is finally available via Neurot Recordings. "ORO: Opus Alter" follows its predecessor "ORO: Opus Primum" released in April, the double-album set conceived and constructed together and meant to be played back-to-back as one entity.
As with "Opus Primum," over the past few weeks the first four tracks from "ORO: Opus Alter" have been released one at a time, depicting each song through sight as well as sound in the Ufomammut tradition.
In commemoration of the album’s release, with both pieces of ORO now available to fans worldwide, today the video for the final track “Deityrant” has been released. Check out the clip below, or watch the previously posted "Sulphurdew" video over at this location. More...
Vancouver, Canada's 3 Inches of Blood is set to hit the studio later this week to record a Dayglo Abortions cover track that will be included on the upcoming Dayglo Abortions tribute compilation presented by Cruzar Media.
The compilation is due out next year, and the song will be recorded with Reversed Records founder and producer/engineer/manager Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Gene Hoglan, Meldrum, West of Hell).
Earlier this year Cruzar Media, Rob Shallcross, and intergalactic shock rockers, GWAR, teamed up to bring you a tribute to the Dayglo Abortions 1993 anti-censorship anthem 'Isn't This Disgusting'.' The single is available now on iTunes right here.
You can also check out the 3 Inches of Blood music video for "Leather Lord" over at this location.
Currently on the road in North America for a first U.S. tour in five years, gothic/doom metallers Paradise Lost are now premiering their new video for "Fear Of Impending Hell" on Loudwire.com.
Taken from their recently released 13th studio album, "Tragic Idol" (reviewed here), "Fear Of Impending Hell" was directed and produced by the band's own Steve Edmondson (bass) and features clips of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. Watch the video at Loudwire or in the player below.
Paradise Lost is currently on the road with the Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour." Dates are available after the jump. More...
Tiamat has now revealed the cover artwork for new album "The Scarred People," which can be viewed below. Pre-orders for the limited edition box set, including four bonus tracks and a pendant, can be found through Napalm Records here. "The Scarred People" follows Tiamat's 2008 opus "Amanethes" (reviewed here). The box set track listing is as follows:
1. The Scarred People
2. Winter Dawn
3. 384 - Kteis
4. Radiant Star
5. The Sun Also Rises
6. Before Another Wilbury Dies
7. Love Terrorists
8. Messinian Letter
9. Thunder & Lightning
11. Born To Die (Bonus Track)
12. The Red of the Morning Sun
13. Paradise (Bonus track)
14. Divided (Live) (Bonus Track)
15. Cain (Live) (Bonus Track) More...
Norwegian progtastic metal act Leprous, which frequently acts as the backing band for solo artist Ihsahn, is heading out on the European Progressive Assult tour later this month. To count down to the tour, the guys in Leprous have decided to show that they don't live up to the myth that "bands on tour doesn't know anything about the cities they're in."
Einar and TorO will demonstrate their knowledge about all the 21 cities they're about to assult. The 13th city on the tour is Lyon, where Leprous will play at Le Marche Gare, October 19th. Check out this clip, along with the videos about Bilbao and Madrid, in the YouTube players below.
Moribund Cult Records confirmed today that the next full length release from Haeresiarchs of Dis, originally set for November 27th, has been pushed to Jan - Feb of 2013. The packaging for this release will be presented as a hardcover CD book designed by studio Toadstool Enterprises. This special packaging requires a few more months to execute.
Of the presentation band mastermind Cernunnos commented: "Because this chapter of Haeresiarchs of Dis is translated from a linear piece of ancient text, I wanted a design to reflect this. It will be presented as an old book fragment with annotations and sparse artwork. This I feel better represents the work as a whole."
Cernunnos also commented that there has been a "revolving door" around artwork and design changes, and a finalized version, including cover, may not be available until release.
"Crimes Against Humanity," the debut full-length from North Carolina thrashers Eugenic Death is out now on Heaven and Hell Records. The album, which features a guest appearance from Iced Earth guitarist Troy Seele on the track "Epitaph," delivers old school bay area thrash. GunShyAssassin.com is streaming "Crimes Against Humanity" in its entirety. Go here to listen.