Metal News for September 22, 2014
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Blackened pagan metal outfit Theudho has released a limited edition single entitled "Wargus Sit!" featuring two covers, namely "Police Informer" by The Exploited and "They Lie, You Die" by Discharge.
During last spring's European tour with Prong, Italian alt-metal band Klogr had goPRO cameras on stage, in addition to having the band's official photographer, Nico Cagarelli, film shows backstage and on-the-road.
The resulting footage will end up on a live/documentary DVD to be released next year. Check out a teaser trailer below, along with a preview of what's come in the form of a video for "Failing Crowns." More...
Much has been written in recent weeks about the devastating sludge-core of Divider's debut LP, "All Barren," and today - with the release just a day away - MetalSucks premieres album closer "Silently Marching."
The track, available below, shows off a completely different side of the Long Island, New York band. A slow-building epic with shades of Smashing Pumpkins, "Silently Marching" features guest vocals by Tym, former frontman of Daytrader.
"All Barren" was produced by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Blacklisted) and mastered by Bill Henderson (Enabler, Most Precious Blood). Frontman Chris Tzompanakis (ex-Skycamefalling) has stated that much of the inspiration for the album came from the losses the band suffered in Hurricane Sandy. You can also hear the previously posted track "Ruin" at this location. More...
Savannah, Georgia's Black Tusk has entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2013's "Tend No Wounds" EP.
The band is currently holed up in Portland, OR at Audiosiege Studios with Toxic Holocaust front man and producer Joel Grind. Black Tusk is currently shooting for a release in the first half of 2015 via Relapse Records.
The band comments on the collaboration with Joel Grind: "This one's got everything! Get ready for a roller coaster ride! We are super excited to release this one. Everyone will see that this was well worth the wait! Joel was perfect for this album and when you hear it, you'll see why!" More...
Rev Theory has partnered up with LoudWire to release brand new single, "Born 2 Destroy," which will be featured on the group's forthcoming full-length album.
This new offering is currently slated for an early 2015 release, and be on the lookout for a series of North American tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Rev Theory states:
"Born 2 Destroy is the first single off our new album which is coming out in early 2015. It’s now online and all over the airwaves. We’re working on a full North American tour so we can all get in your faces and melt it off. We’re back and we’re bringing the noise...B2D!" More...
After several months of shooting, gallons of fake blood, and about 50 pizzas, Hypergiant has finally released the first promotional music video from the debut "Planetcracker" EP.
Check out the stoner metal mayhem (with plenty of undead) through the "Rookwood Lurch" video below. The "Planetcracker" track listing is as follows:
1. Planetcracker 04:40
2. Rookwood Lurch 05:37
3. Swampfoot 04:08
4. Shitwizard 07:44
Tridroid records is pleased to announce the release of a cassette version of Madrost's "Into the Aquatic Sector" on October 7th, 2014.
Progressive avant-garde outfit Thee Maldoror Kollective (featuring members of Ritual Drone Doom band Shabda) today reveals the cover artwork for the album "Knownothingism," which will be released on November 3rd by Argonauta Records. The brand new song “Mariguanda” can also be streamed below.
“Knownothingism” is a work dedicated to all music enthusiasts, moving through touches of rock, psych, prog, jazz, while keeping the sound into the most adventurous fields of laptop experimentalism. The track listing is as follows:
1. Clarity, oh Open Wound!
2. An Uncontrollable Moment of High Tide
5. Lhasa & the Naked West
7. The Ashima Complex More...
Toronto, ON's metalcore quartet Where Giants Once Stood today announces new shows in promotion of the recently released EP "Live Above," produced by Jon Howard of Threat Signal.
The four new tracks on this EP take Where Giants Once Stood’s signature sound of scorching guitar work, “assaultive underbeats” and “drill-sergeant vocals” to soaring new heights to follow up the band's 2013 EP "The Changing." Catch the band live:
September 30 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck Bar w/ Affiance, Phinehas, Last of a Dying Breed
October 3 - Belleville, ON - Belleville Pub - FilthFest w/ Drag The Lake, Signifier, Greta Knights
October 10 - London, ON - Richmond Tavern w/ Last Scattering, Esoteric Doctrine
Oct 31 - Oshawa, ON - Diezel Room w/ Enter Euphoria, Sinew Sunder, Fallen Legion, Backlash More...
The doom cult Latitude Egress today premiere new track "To Restore The Pride Of Petravore." Listen in below, thanks to The Obelisk.
The track hails from Latitude Egress' debut album, "To Take Up the Cross," set for international release on October 27th via Art of Propaganda. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. To take up the cross when through it you can win a kingdom
2. To cast a spot upon the death of your death
3. To walk at the hands of a dial
4. To reap the flame with fingers and a tongue
5. To tread on loose boardwalks
6. To restore the pride to Petravore
7. To march along the desolate peripheries of mind More...
Horrified will release "Descent Into Putridity" on October 28th via Memento Mori Records. The label also had this to say:
"Welcome to the darkened recesses of old school death metal. Firmly rooted in those hallowed traditions, we have one band who twist the sickening riffs and patterns of old even further, in their never-ending worship of the extreme. Names like Morbid Angel, Autopsy, Pestilence, Cancer: these are the gods of a depraved group of individuals from Newcastle, UK. Their name is Horrified.
"For a start, the band are deceptively young and fresh: mastermind Daniel Alderson started it last year as a studio project, enrolling Sam Butterfield (guitarist of Hieroglyph) for vocals. This resulted in the chaotic Carcinogenic Feasting demo, which was subsequently released on local DIY label Tombs In The Valley Productions/Torn Flesh Records. Their first ever concert was the first edition of Byker Grave, a highly successful if brief set which is available on YouTube. More...
The debut solo album from Doug Harrison, vocalist/guitarist for Canada's Fen, will be released on October 24th under the name Slug Comparison.
The self-titled album will be released in a digital-only format, and the following press release was issued about the project:
"Known for blending darkness and light, acoustic and electric, Harrison deepens his exploration of these elements with nine new songs that feel like a ‘Part II’ to Fen’s acclaimed album 'Trails Out Of Gloom.'
"The recordings came together over a two year period. They feature drummer Randall Stoll (Fen - Congenital Fixation), and bassist Mike Young (The Devin Townsend Band). Longtime studio collaborator, Mike Southworth produced the recordings.
"While similar to Trails Out Of Gloom, Slug Comparison reveals Harrison’s growth as a vocalist and songwriter, experimenting with techno-industrial sounds in 'Bringer of Doom,' using a vocal character in 'Evil Walks,' and surpassing himself compositionally with the multi-layered, multi-movement, anti-war epic, 'Long Live the Night,' which includes an extended slide guitar solo, a choir, and battlefield soundscapes." More...
Pitch Black Records is pleased to release the second album from Cyprus-based epic/power metal force Solitary Sabred, titled “Redemption Through Force.” The label comments:
"Solitary Sabred was formed in 2007, releasing the debut ('The Hero The Monster The Myth') two years later. They have played live alongside such great acts as Manilla Road, Praying Mantis, Ross the Boss, Dark Quarterer and others.
"The band’s new album consists of 10 tracks of utter power and steel, very true to the rich tradition of 80s US power metal filled with everything one would expect – from thundering steel to crashing kicking and screaming! The album also features a guest appearance by Howie Bentley (Cauldron Born)."
“Redemption Through Force” is set for release worldwide on October 7th, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Synaxxis of Honor
2. Disciples of the Sword
3. Stigmata of Pain
4. A Violent Transgression
6. Burn Magic, Black Magic
7. Resurrectio Animi
8. Sarah Lancaster (the witch’s breed)
9. Realm of Darkness
11. Damnation More...
Between the Buried and Me is set to launch the band's first ever blu-ray release "Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium" next week via Metal Blade Records worldwide.
The video (also available on DVD) features interviews with each band member and a live recording of "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" performed in its entirety. Additionally, both the DVD and blu-ray versions include an audio CD of the performance.
To whet the appetite of fans who may be wondering just how the in-studio performance with guest musicians looks, "Extremophile Elite" has been released in its entirety. Check it out below. You can also pre-order the release at this location.
Tomorrow, each member of Between the Buried and Me will be hanging out on reddit for an AMA! Ask the band anything from 1pm-3pm ET.
"Future Sequence: Live at Fidelitorium" was recorded at Fidelitorium Recordings outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The video was directed and edited by Justin Reich, with director of photography Ismail Abdelkhalek, and audio engineers Jamie King and Kris Hilbert.
Guest musicians include: Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone, flute), Julian Hinshaw (Tuba), Will Goodyear (marimba, glockenspiel), Taya Ricker (violin), David Parks (violin), Leigh Dixon (viola), and Socrates Razo (cello). Artwork and layout were completed by Owen Chandler, along with band photos by Chuck Johnson. More...
The full lineup and band performance times have been revealed for the first Louder Than Life festival - featuring music, whiskey and "gourmet man food" - on October 4th & 5th at Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to the band lineup on three stages, the show will include celebrity chef appearances on the Jägermeister Cooking Stage. More than 70 food and beverage vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.
Finnish old school punk band Marko Pajanen On Ongelmanuori is now streaming a new track called "Verottaako?" ("Taxed?") from an upcoming EP release.
You can download "Verottaako?" on a pay-what-you-want scale at Bandcamp here or listen to the thoroughly disgusting track below. The band comments:
"The song includes an intro where Tönäri' (vocals) is doing his thing on the toilet. Song was created under alcohol as usual and it's about taxes and how much those make you pissed off." More...
Are you ready to rock? The female-fronted Swedish rockers from Spiders will be sure to answer the call!
Spiders, which traffics in a retro, '70s-inspired hard rock sound that also has uniquely modern vibe, will release sophomore set "Shake Electric" via Spinefarm Records on November 4th.
The band has offered the first taste of the album by premiering the video for the title track. Check it out below, courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan.
The band is fronted by charismatic singer Ann-Sofie Hoyles, who had this to say about the title track: "'Shake Electric' is a rock song about me and my old friends that I used to have so much fun with, partying until the break of dawn. Tons of memories and emotions from several years resulted into this song, which has a theme that I think most people can identify with. Carolina, the female character in the video, is actually one of the friends I was inspired by when I wrote 'Shake Electric.' So it was great that she could be in the video!" More...
German thrashers/crossover act The Prophecy²³ released a music video for the new track "Party Like Its '84." The song is taken from the band's upcoming new release "Untrue Like A Boss," which is set for release via Massacre Records on September 26, 2014.
The track list for the album is:
1. The Greatest Wrestling Fan
2. Pit Laserbeam
3. Party Like It's 84
4. Untrue to the Bone
5. Video Games Ain't No Shame
6. Home Is Where You Shred
7. Action Metal
8. Bass Player
9. The Ballad of SOD
10. Pablo the Peacemaking Pizza
11. Fuck the Dub
12. Tape Trading Like a Boss
13. The Ballad of Old School Metal
14. Arriba Abajo
Check out the video here: More...
Ohio's riff rockers in Lo-Pan today hurl forth another track of amplified goodness with "Eastern Seas," available below courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
The tune comes by way of Lo-Pan's forthcoming "Colossus" full-length, set for release via Small Stone Recordings on October 7th. The album was produced and engineered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his own Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn. More...
The Polish death metal monsters from Decapitated just released a second preview for new album "Blood Mantra" (reviewed here).
Check out the clip below to hear 30 second preview of four tracks off the release. You can also hear the full title track via a lyric video at this location.
The new album "Blood Mantra" will be released this coming September 26th (Europe), September 29th (U.K.), and September 30th, 2014 (U.S.) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The full "Blood Mantra" track listing is as follows:
01. Exiled In Flesh
02. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
04. Blood Mantra
08. Red Sun
09. Moth Defect More...
The Finnish crust punk 'n' rollers Graveyard Shifters just signed with German label Eternal Sound Records.
The debut EP "Brainwashed by Moonshine" is scheduled for a release on October 31st in Europe/UK. The vinyl release will be handled by Inverse Records and the track listing is as follows:
1. Chicken Cage Of Terror
2. A Good Day To Die Hard & Loud
3. Graveyard Shifters (Necromance)
4. Molotov Cocktail
5. Play The Victim More...
Sliptrick Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with What Awaits Us:
"Straight outta Hämeenlinna, Finland, What Awaits Us is a metalcore band with melodic influences the way we think it's got to be. After publishing a demo and an EP titled 'Smother What's Left' under the name of ArrorA, the band recently recorded the full length album 'Awake' due to be released during 2014 via Sliptrick Records.
"Major influences for What Awaits Us are Parkway Drive, Emmure, August Burns Red and Deez Nuts, but don't just pidgeonhole these Finnish warriors cause their music's got more to it than meets the eye!"
The new album's track listing is:
2. Dark Horse
6. Labyrinth of Deception
7. Through Defeat
8. Ghosts Recede
9. Out Came the Wolves..
10. Event Horizon More...
Underground black metal cult Nightbringer is streaming full new album, "Ego Dominus Tuus" ("I Am Your Lord").
Listen in below, thanks to Decibel Magazine. Regarding the new album, vocalist Naas Alcameth issued the following statement:
"Ego Dominus Tuus is our pinnacle work, an offering of prayer, sacrifice and praise to the sacred trinity that is at once a divinity and a path towards other-becoming. Verily we offer this work upon the subtle altar as a declaration of faith and the intent of our ultimate will.
"May it serve to move and inspire the hearts of those brothers and sisters who would dare the path of the Antient Night, the way which threads through the black between the stars above, the nadir of the crucible of the underworld below and pierces the sacred chambers of the heart within. The longing for this union is the heart of the melancholia, both gift and burden."
"Ego Dominus Tuus" was recorded and mixed at Flatline Audio Studios by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation). More...
Thrash metal outfit Mindwars has revealed the cover for new full-length album titled "The Enemy Within," which can be seen below.
"The Enemy Within" will be released later this year via Italian label Punishment 18 Records and features cover artwork created by Mario E. López M. (Critical Solution, Game Over, Nephthys, Repulsor). You can also see the band's music video for "Crash" at this location. More...
Audrey Horne today drops a second video teaser trailer for upcoming album "Pure Heavy," which is coming out early next month.
You can read our review of the album over here and pick up "Pure Heavy" when it drops September 29th in the UK & October 7th in North America via Napalm Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Wolf In My Heart
2. Holy Roller
3. Out Of The City (watch the video here)
4. Volcano Girl
5. Tales From The Crypt
7. Into The Wild
9. High And Dry
10. Waiting For The Night
11. Boy Wonder More...
The Greek black metal mavericks in Varathron today premiere a brand new song entitled "Realm Of Obscure." This is the first track to come off the band's new album "Untrodden Corridors of Hades," set to be released on the 21st of November in Europe and on the 9th of December in the rest of the world.
"Untrodden Corridors of Hades" was recorded, mixed and engineered by Kostas Kalampokas at Infinite Loop Music Studio and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio in Norway. The album artwork was created by Mark Riddick.
Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:
01. Kabalistic Invocation of Solomon
02. Realm of Obscure
03. Arcane Conjuring
04. Leprocious Lord
05. The Bright Trapezium
06. Death Chant
07. Delve Into the Past More...
After releasing the "New Order" digital EP during the Summer, Decaying will be dropping a full-length album titled "One To Conquer" later this year via Hellthrasher Productions.
Ahead of the release, Decaying today teams up with CVLT Nation to host a stream of the title track. Check it out below, and stay tuned for full info on "One To Conquer" to be released soon.
Today marks the debut of At The Gates' first new material in 19 years: the title track from "At War With Reality," due out worldwide on October 27th via Century Media Records. Listen in below.
Jonas Björler (bass) comments: "We have finally reached the moment for the unveiling of a first full brand new At The Gates song! We have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this record for the past year, and we are very happy to now present you the title track of 'At War With Reality'. Let the journey begin..."
The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal More...
As of this day, the boys of the truly progressive act Leprous have finished their North American tour and will be moving on to Euroblast and a string of dates in the UK. Their set at ProgPower USA XV on September 12th was to be the first of the North American dates, the last of the tour dates to support their last album, “Coal.” Sitting down with the guys of Leprous after that show (vocalist Einar Solberg, guitarists Oystein Landsverk and Tor Suhrke), Metal Underground.com writer Frank Serafine was to find out that the band had already nearly completed the next album and is preparing to go into the studio to record it. Among talk about Solberg playing festivals with Emperor and other things, it was also discovered that the band’s previous songs are sometimes the stuff of dreams, written down shortly upon waking. More...
British melodic rock/AOR act Ten, which is set to release the new studio album "Albion" on November 21st, announced the addition of two new members: guitarists Dann Rosingana and Steve Grocott.
For years, Gary Hughes has toyed with the idea of bringing even more power and width into the Ten live sound. The addition of two new highly skilled individuals sets the aim to bringing the twin lead guitar back into play, while not detracting from the solid and powerful backdrop which is trademark of Ten.
Hughes commented: "The arrival of Dann and Steve will enable the band to play more of the layers in Ten's studio sound live on stage."
Rosingana is a very gifted guitar player with a very bluesy edge. Combining speed and melody perfectly in his solo work. He was born Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria, and has been playing guitar since the age of 10. Dann also plays keyboards and sings. His previous Bands include: Shellshocked, A2Z, Hysteria and Yorkshire based club band, Jagged Edge.
Grocott is an incredibly versitile guitar player. Combining stunning technical ability with harmony and melody. Creating light and shade in breathtaking abundance with his solo work. Steve hails from Staffordshire and has been playing guitar since the age of 12. His previous bands include AOR band Sevendayz.
"Albion" is the first of the two new albums to feature lead guitar work by Dann and Steve.
Ten veteran and formidable guitarist John Halliwell, once again provides the power backdrop and both new additions will share lead duties together to bring a new dimension to the solo aspect of Ten live sound. More...
Swedish metal act Rocka Rollas announced that the upcoming third studio release will be entitled "The Road to Destruction." The album is set to drop in Europe on September 30th via Stormspell Records. Two new tracks "The War of Steel Has Begun" and the cover of Magnum's "Kingdom of Madness" can be heard streaming below.
The track list for "The Road to Destruction" is:
1. The Gathering (Intro)
2. Curse of Blood (check out demo version streaming here)
3. The Road to Destruction
6. A Wave of Firestorms
7. With Fire and Sword
8. The War of Steel Has Begun
9. Guardians of the Oath
10. Kingdom of Madness (Magnum cover) More...
German symphonic metal act Voices Of Destiny announced that the band's upcoming third full-length studio effort will be entitled "Crisis Cult." The album will be issued on October 24th, 2014 via Massacre Records.
"Crisis Cult" is the first to feature drummer Klaus Ackermann, who joined in 2012 following the release of the last LP "Power Dive," and new vocalist Ada Flechtner (ex-Coronatus), who joined the band in 2013.
The track listing for "Crisis Cult" is:
3. The Easy Prey
4. To the Slaughter
5. 21 Heroes
6. At the Edge
8. Under Control
9. The Great Hunt
10. Your Creation More...
Finnish melodic death metal act Mors Principium Est, now featuring Agressor guitarist Kevin Verlay who joined this year, released part one in a studio diary series chronicling the band's upcoming new fifth studio release "Dawn of the 5th Era." The album is set to drop on December 5th via AFM Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Enter the Asylum
2. God Has Fallen
3. Leader of the Titans
4. We Are the Sleep
5. Innocence Lost
6. I Am War
7. Monster in Me
9. Wrath of Indra
10. The Journey
11. The Forsaken More...
Swedish melodic death metal act Gormathon released another teaser clip for the music video for new track "Remember," the third music video for the new album "Follow the Beast." The sophomore full length release is due out via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:
September 24th: NOR/SWE
September 26th: G/A/S, FIN & BENELUX
September 29th: UK & EUROPE
October 7th: US/CAN
The music video is expected soon. An interactive preview, featuring clips from the entire release can be found over at this location.
The track list for "Follow the Beast" is:
2. Land Of The Lost (see music video here)
4. Break The Chains
5. Celestial Warrior
6. In Benevolence
7. World Of Sin
9. Absence Of Trust (see music video here)
10. Warlords Of Doom
11. Into Oblivion
12. Silent Walk
Check out the teaser here: More...
Spanish metal act Vita Imana released a new music video for the track "Seis Almas." The song appears on the latest album from Sobry Music, entitled "Oceanidae," which is available now.
The video was directed by Daniel Claudin for MMFilms. Check it out here: