Metal News for September 22, 2012
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21 news articles posted on this day.
Horror Pain Gore Death productions has set Sept. 25th as the release date for the debut full-length from Fiends At Feast, titled "Towards the Baphomet's Throne." Below is the tracklisting for the ten song album, which picks up where the EP "Shadows of Extinction" left off. Listen to an upload of "Profecia Negra" from the album below.
2. After The Gates Of Hell
3. With Blood And Vomit
4. I Am Death
5. Walls Of Worship
6. From Hell They Rise
7. A Despondent Theme To Thy Own Demise
8. Hedonistic Heresy
9. Profecia Negra
10. Cold Grey Sky
Chilean groove metal band Ratzinger has posted a demo version of a track that will be on its third as-of-yet-untitled album. Ratzinger has composed eighteen songs in the studio and plans to choose ten of them for the upcoming album. In other news, the band is also filming for its "King of Lava" video and putting together a track for the Chilean free education compilation of metal artists titled "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon."
Istanbul brutal slam band Gutfed just released its debut album "The Reign Of Pure Madness And Contagious Perversion" via Morbid Generation Records. The tracklisting of all twelve songs is posted below, along with a preview video of the album. Gutfed started out in 2011 and released their first single 'Collection Of Ripped Limbs' in June. One month later, the band recorded songs for the split album "Drowned Through Four Ways Of Vomiting" with Begging For Incest, Extermination Dismemberment and Goreputation. While waiting the release of it they put out a "Promo 2012" demo in February.
1. The Outbreak (Intro)
2. Systematic Cunt Caving Frenzy
3. Cruel Acts Of Poser Punishment
4. Bile-Pus Junkie Invasion
5. Anal Grenade Instertion
6. Scavenging Human Skin
7. Female Liquidation for Thirst
8. Shredded Human Flesh Party
9. Making Pickles Of Anaroxic Infants In A Demijohn
10. Collection Of Ripped Limbs
11. Sleep Assault Killing Spree
12. Blunt Scissor Dismemberment
Anthropologist Sam Dunn and Banger Films have documented the history and evolution of rock’s ugly cousin, heavy metal. “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” (2005) broke down metal’s various styles in a heavy metal family tree, and explained through exhaustive research and interviews, the construction and progression of each style. Although the film played on network television outlets such as VH1 Classic, an hour-and-a-half film is a mere scratch on the shield of heavy metal history.
After releasing a stint of award-winning films such as “Iron Maiden: Flight 666,” and “Rush: Behind the Stage,” Banger Films returned to metal lineage, this time securing a contract with VH1 Classic to release a season of “Metal Evolution: The Series.” Each week Sam and his crew presented an hour-long segment focusing on a single sub-genre. Dunn documented everything from the prototype bands that influenced metal’s loud and raucous nature to Black Sabbath’s rise, eventually landing on newer styles such as Nu Metal and Power Metal (‘80s German to modern Finnish symphonic).
Even though Banger Films released eleven episodes, there were still major holes in the series. Viewers reached out to the film company and asked why the network didn’t release episodes on extreme metal branches such as black metal, death metal and grindcore. The simple answer is none of the networks felt those topics were suitable for television.
Now Dunn and Banger Films have set out to create “The Lost Episode,” a segment devoted to extreme metal. Metal Underground.com called Sam Dunn to discuss how he and his crew plans to write, film, finance and release “Metal Evolution Episode 12: The Lost Episode, Extreme Metal.” More...
Australian rock/metal guitarist Joe Matera recently issued his new solo instrumental album "Creature of Habit," a twelve-track affair in which he sings on one of the tracks - "Fallen Angel." Tony Dolan (MPire Of Evil/Venom) backs him on bass on three of the tracks, as well as other songs featuring Rich Davenport and James Strickler. "Creature of Habit" was released on W.A.R. Productions (Europe) and Mercury Fire Music (Australia). Below is the official video "Face Off," featuring Tony Dolan with Joe Matera.
Seeking Raven, the creative viaduct of German progressive metal musician János Krusenbaum, has posted a teaser for its first 'official' album "Lonely Art." Since 2004, Janos has written six solo albums under Seeking Raven and has decided to concentrate solely on this project of his, although he has collaborated with other bands in the Ruhr district. Janos got to know James Strickler from the Denver band Angellic Rage, who ended up mixing the "Lonely Art" album for him. Check out more on Seeking Raven by heading over to Janos' Facebook page.
After the release of debut album "Black Mouths," Paris act The Prestige has released a new music video for "Hooks & Lips," which can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued:
"The hi-energy quartet from Paris, which plays a mix between (post) chaotic hardcore, intense punk, metal and rock under constant injection of adrenaline, has just put online its new music video for the song 'Hooks & Lips.' For fans of Converge, Every Time I Die, The Ghost of a Thousand, Norma Jean, Touché Amoré, and The Carrier.
"Directed by Ben Berzeker, this video has been recorded live by Amaury Sauvé at Moulin de Favry Studio (Laval, France), who has worked on the album and is available right now! The track is also available for free on the band's new website. 'Black Mouths' is still available on CD & LP through Basement Apes Industries, Tangled Talk, Enjoyement Records, Brain Ache Records or directly through The Prestige BigCartel."
The relentless road demons in Exhumed will add to their expanding agenda of live takeovers with a string of Japanese tour dates alongside death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse. The shows kick off on October 15th in Tokyo and will serve as a warm up to the band’s recently announced five-week North American Tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, with additional support from Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, Speedwolf, Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge, Repulsion and Dwarves on select dates.
Notes frontman Matt Harvey: "We are totally psyched to head back to the land of the rising sun! Japan has always been one of our favorite places to play -- the kids are amazing, the food is great, and the giant robots are just a delight! To go there with our friends in Cannibal is even cooler, and we are pumped to make sure this will be a death metal spectacle of epic proportions. It's been quite a while since we've been there so it will rule to trot out some new tunes in between sake bombs and bar hopping in Roppongi."
Additionally, the band plan to enter the studio at the end of the year to begin recording a sixth full-length and follow-up to "All Guts, No Glory." Upcoming tour dates are available below.
w/ Cannibal Corpse
10/15/2012 Club Quattro - Tokyo, Japan
10/16/2012 Club Quattro - Osaka, Japan
10/17/2012 Club Quattro - Nagoya, Japan More...
Austin, TX band Eagle Claw will release its sophomore album "Timing of the Void" on October 30th via ECH Records. The follow up to the group's 2010 debut "Poacher," "Timing of the Void" was recorded at Folkvang Studios and produced by Bryan Richie of fellow ATX metalheads The Sword.
Featuring eight monolithic tracks of the quartet's fist-raising "InstruMetal," the record's title and overarching theme is based on The Book of Five Rings, a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts written by Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645.
Immediately following the release of "Timing of the Void," Eagle Claw will hit the road for a U.S. tour as special guests of The Sword. The tour will launch on October 29th in Corpus Christi, TX and run through November 24th in Baton Rouge, LA. Dates are available below. More...
Slovenian thrashers Eruption have inked a deal with Xtreem Music and the band is currently working on sophomore album "Tenses Collide." This album is being recorded, mixed, and produced at Negligence Studios under the watchful eye of Jan Švigelj and Žiga Zmazek. The album will offer 8 completely new tracks as well as the song "Selfcaged," previously released as a web single but re-recorded for the purposes of the album. The following press release was also issued:
"Picking up where they left off with their debut 'Lifeless Paradise,' the first order of the day on the band's second release 'Tenses Collide' is still lethal, unadulterated Thrash as executed by well- known stalwarts of the genre such as Testament, Forbidden, Vio-lence… Instead of compromising their sound, Eruption builds on it. The edge of deadly old school Thrash got sharpened by an even deadlier coating of various influences, adding aggression to their music without sacrificing any of the melodies.
"Release date for 'Tenses Collide' is still not set, although it's expected sometime before the end of 2012 and will be defined as soon as recording and mixing work is finished. In the meantime, you can listen to the demo version of the aforementioned track 'Selfcaged' below." More...
On Day Two of ProgPower USA XIII, progressive metal newcomers Beyond The Bridge opened the show and conquered the ProgPower hangover. Moreover, they won the sincere respect of the audience as they made their USA debut performance, becoming a real fan favorite of the weekend. Between the many facial expressions of bassist Dominik Stotzem and the display of musical prowess by the band, it was hard not to enjoy the performance.
With “The Old Man and the Spirit,” their impressive debut album (reviewed here), and live show, Beyond The Bridge set the bar high for the other bands of the day to hit. Later on at night, after the band had savored the sound of an uproarious auditorium clapping for them, the main songwriters of the band sat down with me in the courtyard of the Artmore hotel for an interview. Guitarist Peter Degenfeld-Schonburg and keyboardist Christopher Tarnow opened up about the concept of their album, how the band formed, working in the studio, getting close to an idea for the second album, and even about possible adaptations for the first. More...
The debut full-length album by Greek black/death Metal band Disolvo Animus, titled “Aphesis,” was released at the end of August through Darknagar Records. The title track from the album has now been posted online and can be heard in the player below. According to a press release, the album contains "40 minutes of ravaging madness… A fierceful, warmongering blackened death metal attack sacrilegious within its lyrical manifestation."
The album was recorded at Sound Symmetry Studios (Bob Katsionis), and mixed and mastered at Devasoundz Studios (Fotis Bernardo, Ntinos Prasas). The track listing is as follows:
1. Unorthodox Lament
2. Archetypal Liars
5. Penitential Psalm
6. Holy Virtues
7. Words of Regression
8. Particle of God More...
Canadian act Soulstorm has posted the title track online from the band's new album "Fall of the Rebel Angels," which can be heard below. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Soulstorm's new CD titled 'Fall Of The Rebel Angels' contains 10 new tracks that will fill the void for dark and bleak music missing from today's scene as one of the original Death Metal and Industrial hybrid terror units, combining the brutality of classic Death Metal with the eerie coldness of Godflesh inspired industrial madness. Foreboding rhythms, gloomy, abrasive, and most importantly an immersive listen comparable to bands like Godflesh, Swans, Obituary and Celtic Frost. The track 'The Nihilism Quotient' also features quest vocals by Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice fame."
The track listing is:
03. Fall Of The Rebel Angels
04. Kingdom Of Rats
06. Descent Into Desolation
07. The Nihilism Quotient (ft. Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice)
08. Plague Of The North Winds
09. Residual Traces
10. Catalyst Rising
11. Return To The Eve (Live) Celtic Frost Cover More...
Death metal legends Six Feet Under will be embarking on on a headlining tour this Fall. The Chris-Barnes-named Autumn Apocalypse Tour will also feature label mates Cattle Decapitation as well as death metal up-and-comers, Wretched. The tour will throughout the first half of November, with the full routing available below. The following press release was also issued:
"Six Feet Under, led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominant and instantly recognizable voices of the death metal genre. Now featuring Barnes alongside new guitarist Ola Englund, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, new bassist Jeff Hughell, and drummer Kevin Talley, whose history blasting for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, and Chimaira speaks for itself, Six Feet Under 2012 finds the band reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral, in-your-face, and downright horrifying tunes in their renowned discography of brutality both, lyrically and musically." More...
Pathology recently a new digital single, "Tyrannical Decay," which is taken from forthcoming album "The Time Of Great Purification," due out September 25th. The track is available on iTunes or AmazonMP3 and pre-orders for the new album are available here. You can also Watch Pathology's latest studio update in the player provided below.
U.K. based symphonic act Neverstar will release the new single "Lose Control" on October 22nd. The single will consist of two songs, which marks an evolution in the band’s musical direction.
Front women Vega Sims commented, “Our new material offers some serious punch mixed with my opinionated and emotional lyrics. It all just feels more authentic and true to who we are and where we come from.“
The following press release was also issued:
"Originally inspired by big names such as Nightwish and In Flames, Neverstar has spent a lot of time to break the mould, ensuring they have something unique to offer. An extended version of Lose Control will be included in the band’s debut album, which is expected to hit the streets during the spring of 2013.
"This single follows the successful seven track demo EP ‘When Dreams Come True’. When Dreams Come True was released in 2011 and helped the band gain a pretty decent 5000 strong Facebook following.
"Lose Control will be available from all major digital music platforms and the band's website."
Melencolia Estatica has signed on with Temple of Torturous for the release of third album "Hel" this coming November. You can check out a track from the album below, and the following press release was issued about the band:
"Melencolia Estatica is the sole vision of one Climaxia, arguably the most ambitious woman in black metal. Handling guitar, bass, vocal orchestrations, and overall concept, Climaxia has made Melencolia Estatica one of Italy's premiere black metal bands this past decade, and now her third and latest Hel sees her vision growing bolder and more daring.
"Inspired by Fritz Lang's masterpiece Metropolis, Melencolia Estatica’s Hel is a cruel vision of reality where hope is nothing but a shivering dream, a short moment suffocated by the greyness of factories’ background. The repetitive ticking of the clock of modernity that consumes mankind, a golden age of slavery where spirit is just a number to be forgotten: Hel marks a further step on the path of Melencolia Estatica, a new dawn of musical decadence." More...
As the band records an upcoming EP, Bloodworks has now issued the following update about streaming a previous release online:
"We are currently in the process of recording our as of yet untitled 2nd EP which we are very excited about! For now though you can listen to our 1st EP via our bandcamp page and if you like it, purchase it as a download or a physical copy as well as merch too!"
Further details on the new EP will be announced as they are made available. The tracks for the previous release "The Limits of Flesh" can be heard below, and the track listing is:
1. Dead And Buried 04:38
2. The Limits Of Flesh 04:50
3. Vanguard Of Destruction 04:21
4. Your Bloody Remains 08:24 More...
Italy's Disarmonia Mundi has announced work has begun on a new album and follow-up to 2009's "The Isolation Game." The band comments:
"Right now we're demoing some tracks for what will be our 5th full-length album, but don't hold your breath, 'coz it will take a while to be released...
"This is the phase I probably like most, being creative and assembling something worth listening to out of nothing, it just takes a little mindset adjustment at the very beginning, but then the whole thing comes really smooth.
"As usual Ettore is providing tons of great material and some really cool vocal ideas as well, so I'm pretty confident on the new stuff, the only thing to worry right now is to find the best solutions for each new song and to have each track sound the best way possible, with the best verses, best choruses, melodies and so on... Needless to say we'll try our best and if we fail... hey, at least we tried, ahah!
"Obviously it's a lot of fun too, enjoying what you do is mandatory to keep the music fresh and inspired, if you don't like your own stuff nobody else will, right? Well well, it's all for now, we'll talk about the new stuff later, have a good weekend and take care of yourselves!"
German death metal act Burial Vault has issued the following announcement about splitting with bassist Amko Groeneveld:
"We have to make an important announcement: Amko is going to leave the band! Yesterday we played the last show with him because he is going to leave his hometown to move to Southern Germany. Due to this, he will no longer be able to take part in rehersals.
"We really want to thank him for an 'adventurous' time in which we met a lot of people and got to know each other better and better. He will forever be a part of Burial Vault and we are looking forward to have some icecold beers with him in the future!
"Upcoming shows are not affected by Amko's exit. We are going to play them with a session-bassist." More...
Whyzdom has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new album "Blind?" which is set for release on October 30th, 2012. The teaser features music off the track "Cathedral Of The Damned," and you can also hear the previously posted song "The Lighthouse" over at this location. For more info on Whyzdom, check out the band's Facebook profile here.