Metal News for September 23, 2013
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Connecticut atmospheric doom metal miscreants Sea of Bones are pleased to soil the masses with their latest slab of slow motion desolation in the form of "The Earth Wants Us Dead," the band's first offering in six years.
Recorded with guitarist Tom Mucherino and longtime friend David Lutz at a secret underground location (aka Tom's cellar) and mastered by Mell Dettmer (Earth, Kayo Dot, Thou), "The Earth Wants Us Dead" heaves forth a cataclysmic wall of soul-rumbling distortion.
Elaborates the band, "This album is more than just music to us, it is a testament to our friendship and the chemistry we have with each other. This album was made for the three of us but we hope you all will enjoy it as much as we do."
"The Earth Wants Us Dead" will be unleashed later this year. Further info, including live assaults, to be announced in the weeks to follow. In the meantime, sear your ears to the sound of album opener, "The Stone The Slave And The Architect" in the player below. The full track listing is:
1. The Stone The Slave And The Architect
2. Black Arm
3. Failure Of Light
4. Beneath The Earth
5. The Bridge
6. The Earth Wants Us Dead More...
Death Angel has posted a lyric video online for the title track off the band's coming new album "The Dream Calls For Blood." Check it out below.
"The Dream Calls For Blood" is due out October 11th (Europe), October 14th (UK) and October 15th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is as follows:
1. Left For Dead
2. Son of the Morning
4. The Dream Calls for Blood
6. Execution - Don’t Save Me
7. Caster Of Shame
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust
11. Heaven And Hell
Canadian act Abaddon has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:
"We're very sad to announce the departure of our good friend and guitarist Evan Seabrook. Ever since this band has started Evan has always kept this band fun and has been nothing but committed to making Abaddon into what it is today.
"We wish Evan nothing but good things for his future and still plan to hang out with him as much as we can. Evan's last show will be October 4th in Vancouver at the Capri Hall, please come out and help us have a proper farewell show for him!
"Lastly, we wanna thank everybody for the support we've gotten this past year as a band. Abaddon is a train that is not ready to slow down and we're more than ready to face any other challenges the next year will bring us.
"Dream, Lead & Destroy. Sincerely: Jordan, Tom, Aaron, Evan and Trevor." More...
U.K. power metal act Ascension has checked in with the following announcement about releasing the "Far Beyond the Stars" album:
"We are proud to announce official release dates for the debut album 'Far Beyond the Stars' in the UK, Europe and North America through the European based power metal label LIMB Music!
Europe - 11th October
UK - 14th October
North America - 19th November
"You can pre-order now on Amazon and get your copy delivered straight to your door! Remember, this release will include an enhanced option with the official music video for 'Somewhere Back in Time' - and also an exclusive re-mixed and mastered bonus track of our extremely popular cover of Roxette's 'Listen to Tour Heart.' Thank you all for waiting so patiently for us to get this album out to you guys in those respective regions!" More...
A week after releasing the band's first official video for "Going Down," Spider Rockets will hit the road with Saliva in the midwest and the south.
"We haven't been on the road since our runs with Trapt earlier this spring," admits lead singer, Helena Cos; "...but we haven't visited the south in at least a couple of years! So that, along with Saliva being cool enough to share the stage with us is pretty awesome."
Spider Rockets has a new stage show consisting of various backdrops, a smoldering rocket ship, probing searchlight, whips, megaphone, and a mannequin head.
"The rocket ship will be a work in progress, hopefully we won't need to abort any missions!" jokes John Nap, the band's guitarist. "But the real challenge as an opening band has been coming up with staging that won't interfere with the headliner's space; one that is modular enough to adjust from venue to venue, but that also packs light... And I believe we've found it." John refers to a series of self-standing vertical, retractable banners or scrims (neither, really) that can be extended, shortened, and rearranged depending on the size and configuration of the venue's stage. Bassist, Greg Manning, adds: "We just hope we don't end up with a 'Stone Henge' situation!" More...
Karl Simon of U.S. doom metal act The Gates of Slumber has posted the following message online at the Hellride Music Forum about the band calling it quits:
"Some of you may have noticed that Jason quit The Gates of Slumber this past week.
"So, yeah. it's done. I always said I'd never go on doing TGoS without Jason, I don't think anyone ever really believed it, but yeah, it's done. I did start the band, but McCash has been my best friend for the last 20 years, the last 10 in this damn band. He wrote amazing music and was a killer person to be around on the road.
"Somewhere about 3 years back shit started to change, and it's ended with him quitting. I'm sure he needs the break, probably from me... I'm starting to *kind of* get the hint.
"So yeah. It's done."
Although there hasn't been an official announcement from any of the bands involved, The Gates of Slumber's tour with Church of Misery is presumably cancelled. More...
After Me, The Flood’s new single, "Dead Lights," is being released today in preparation for the band's upcoming "Blackout Tour" with Forty Winters, A Fight For Life, and Fero Lux.
Check out the new song below, or you can stream the previously posted track "Hell Is Empty" at this location. These singles are the newest material released from After Me, The Flood since debut album “Still Searching” dropped via Famined Records.
PsychoBliss, the dark metal band from Phoenix, AZ, is wrapping up the writing and recording process for a second EP.
Five songs have been finished instrumentally, with only vocals left to complete. The exact album release date has not yet been set, but PsychoBliss plans to unleash the as-yet-untitled EP by the end of 2013.
PsychoBliss’ first EP, "Dreams of Dystopia," was released on 12/21/12, and showcased a slow and depressive mood. "Dreams of Dystopia" was released digitally and on cassette via Tridroid Records.
Daniel Stollings, the instrumentalist of PsychoBliss had this to say about the upcoming release: “I feel more than ever, that I’ve played upon my strengths as a musician on this new EP. The new songs offer that familiar dose of depression, but I also made it a point to pack these new songs with some much needed aggression.”
Stollings also added, “There will also be some really big news to accompany the artwork and tracklisting when the time comes.” More...
Metallica will make a rare T.V. appearance to chat and perform live on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" this coming Tuesday, September 24th.
The band is appearing in support of "Metallica: Through the Never," which is a 3D movie set to hit IMAX on September 27th and regular theaters on October 4th. Check out a teaser trailer for the movie below.
The two disc CD soundtrack "Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)" will also be released on the band's own record label Blackened Recordings this coming September 24th. More...
World Terror Committee (W.T.C Productions) has announced the signing of Greek outfit Principality of Hell. The label comments:
"Principality of Hell was born out of the subconscious depths of Greek black metal mastermind The Magus (Necromantia, Thou Art Lord et. Al.) in 2013. Fellow conspirators El (Soulskinner) and Maelstorm (Ravencult) completed the unholy trinity.
"This band has one aim, and one aim only: to revive the old black/thrash spirit of the early/mid 1980s of the mighty Venom, Bathory, Celtic Frost, Sodom, and Voivod... pure diabolical metal music! The first fruits of this unholy union shall be a 4-way split shared with other leading bands from the Greek black metal scene, and to be soon followed by Principality of Hell's debut album. Release dates, tracklistings, and covers to be announced shortly." More...
A teaser has been posted online for the "Reconciliation" documentary focusing on the writing sessions for Korn's new album "The Paradigm Shift" at the Buck Owens studio in Bakersfield, CA.
Check it out below courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. The "Reconciliation" documentary will be included with the deluxe edition of "The Paradigm Shift," which is due out October 8th, 2013.
Eat The Gun will release "Stripped To The Bone" on December 3rd in North America via Steamhammer/SPV as a digital download. A snippet of the first single "Loner"can be heard in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. At The End Of The Day
3. Wake Me Up
5. Apocalyptic Blues
6. Bad Memories
7. Made Of Stone
8. Won't Let You Down
9. Hot Blood
10. Small Dose Of Death More...
France's most vicious death metal band is back - after releasing debut album, "Putrid Death Sorcery" earlier this year, Necrowretch is now ready to unleash "Bestial Rites 2009-2012" on November 5th in North America as a digital download with CD imports available at CM Distro.
"Bestial Rites 2009-2012" includes all tracks from Necrowretch's demos and EPs, as well as an unreleased cover version of the Merciless track "Pure Hate."
The cover artwork for this compilation was once again created by Milovan Novakovic, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Putrefactive Infestation
2. Sepulchral Pleading
3. A Rancid Spree
4. Sadistic Expiation
5. From A Hideous Summoning
6. Zombie Ritual (DEATH cover)
7. Pure Hate (MERCILESS cover)
8. Evil Dismay / Necrollections
9. Unholy Stench Of Sin
10. Supposed To Rot (NIHILIST cover)
11. Called From The Grave
12. Regurgitated Remains
13. Impending Morbidity
15. Assumed Dead
16. Rising From Purulence
17. Buried To Death More...
Dutch death metal giants Hail of Bullets have released a new track from their forthcoming album, "III The Rommel Chronicles."
The new song, "DG-7," is available for streaming now in the player below, courtesy of Stereogum.com.
The album is due out on October 25th (G/A/S), October 28th (EU), and October 29th (North America) via Metal Blade Records and the track listing is as follows:
1. Swoop Of The Falcon
2. Pour Le Mérite (streaming here)
4. To The Last Breath Of Man And Beast
6. The Desert Fox
8. Farewell To Africa
9. The Final Front
10. Death Of A Field Marshal More...
Milwaukee crossover marauders Enabler now confirm the imminent release of the "Flies" EP, the newest swarm of embittered and volatile metallic punk/hardcore anthems to pour forth from The Beer City outfit.
The material on "Flies" was thrown down over two spur-of-the-moment sessions in Minneapolis and Australia earlier this year, and following a recent mastering job by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Integrity, Tragedy, All Pigs Must Die), these random recordings have culminated into an upcoming joint assault between Enabler and The Earsplit Compound.
"The Flies EP was such an unplanned and fun thing to put together," explains Enabler's founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber. "We recorded three of the tracks while holed-up in Minneapolis this past April, with the other three tracks being recorded during an off-day of our Australian tour in Sydney in July. We were able to track five new songs altogether, in addition to finally recording our cover of Sepultura's 'Arise' with vocal help from our tourmates in Urns. The initial plan was to self-release this digitally, but when I brought it up with Dave/Earsplit he offered to release it as the first release under this awesome new label. This is a release that I did not see happening this year at all, and yet here it is! We will still be releasing this digitally as a pay-what-you-want download, with all profits helping us fund our next record, but if you're like me, you're gonna want something to hold in your hands." More...
Following a seemingly silent stretch over the past few months, Vastum is preparing to discharge an atrocious sophomore LP this Autumn.
"Patricial Lust" will see CD and digital release November 12th, with a vinyl edition, bearing alternate artwork, to follow soon after The track listing is as follows:
2. Enigma Of Disgust
3. 3 A.M. In Agony
5. Patricidal Lust
6. Repulsive Arousal More...
"The Bitch is Back...Live" is a brand new live album from hard rock/metal queen Lita Ford. The release date of the album has now been pushed back slightly, with the digipak and download versions becomign avialable in USA/Canada on November 5th, Germany on October 25th, and Europe on October 28th through SPV/Steamhammer.
After the release of "Living Like a Runaway", Lita took to the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in early October of 2012 to showcase the new material as well as Lita Ford classics. This killer show was recorded for "The Bitch is Back...Live." The track listing is as follows:
1. The Bitch Is Back
4. Living Like a Runaway
5. Devil in My Head
6. Back to the Cave
7. Can't Catch Me
8. Out For Blood
9. Dancing On The Edge
11. Close My Eyes Forever
12. Kiss Me Deadly More...
French deathcore quintet The Walking Dead Orchestra has a brand new video out now for "Entombment of a Monarch," which can be viewed below.
Directed by Medhi Khadouj, the track comes from the band’s debut full-length album "Architects of Destruction," due out this Friday, September 27th via Klonosphere Records/Season of Mist. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Formed in 2011 by ex-members of Whisper-X and In Arkadia, The Walking Dead Orchestra is a brutal deathcore five-piece from Grenoble, France, whose primary goal is to declare war on the listener, assaulting their senses with a heavy bombardment of machine-gun drumming and crushing, brutal riffs.
"In the following year, they released a split CD with Ecuadorian band Descomunal, which managed to generate a bit of buzz in the underground community and even granted them the chance to tour in Latin America, culminating in a performance at Ecuador’s prestigious festival QuitoFest. Now in 2013, The Walking Dead Orchestra are ready to go to war again and create some serious damages in the pit with their massive debut full-length 'Architects of Destruction,' which was recorded and mixed by Mickael Valesi at Sonovore Studio (Macôn) and mastered by Charles J. Wall ((Whitechapel, Betraying the Martyrs, King Conquer) at Sonic Assault Studio." More...
Vulture Industries is now streaming the brand new record, "The Tower," online in its entirety. Check out the full album below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
The album is due out October 1st, 2013 via Season of Mist and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Tower
2. Divine - Appalling
3. The Hound
4. Blood On The Trail
5. The Dead Won't Mind
6. A Knife Between Us
7. The Pulse of Bliss
9. Lost Among Liars
Optic has checked in with the following statement about releasing a new album online via Bandcamp:
"We are happy to finally announce the release date of our debut album 'Iris In' is Thursday, September 26th! To satiate your desires in the meantime, here is the album's cover art. Hope you enjoy, and thank you to everyone for your patience in the face of our lolly-gagging."
2. Blind Apathy
3. Falling From The Sky
4. Breathe New Life
5. Moment of Impact
6. Withhold The Sun
7. Drown The Earth
8. Etched In Grey More...
Days after streaming the new track "Scream", the iconic metal act Metal Church is streaming the title track to the forthcoming comeback album "Generation Nothing."
The album is set for release on October 22, 2013 via Rat Pak Records. The track list is:
1. Bullet Proof
2. Dead City
3. Generation Nothing
4. Noises in the Wall
5. Jump the Gun
8. Hits Keep Coming
9. Close to the Bone
10. The Media Horse
Check out "Generation Nothing" here: More...
Chicago's Dope has released a video teaser showcasing the brand new track titled "Drug Music" to be featured on the band's 6th self-produced LP titled "Blood Money." The album is scheduled for release in March of 2014.
Speaking publicly for the first time in four years, founder and frontman Edsel Dope weighs in what fans can expect:
"It sounds like Dope. But it's next level. It's Dope in 2014. With every record, the chemistry changes, the band changes and the sound expands. I'm really happy with how it's turning out. It's heavy, it's pointed, it's punk, pissed off, angry, electronic, noisy, melodic and metal. It picks up where 'No Regrets' left off and yet somehow has a lot of the punk / industrial energy of the early Felons and Revolutionaries stuff. It's Dope. And like all Dope, it's best when played extremely loud and while traveling at dangerously high speeds. We'll be putting out more of these teaser clips as we get closer to 2014."
Dope is returning after a four year hiatus that concluded after touring alongside Black Label Society & Sevendust following the release of the bands 5th album "No Regrets."
"Truth is, after 13 years of non-stop recording and touring with Dope, I was burnt and I just needed a break from it all," says Edsel. He continues, "I'm ready to go now! I’m excited to get out there and re-connect with the fans and with that energy and feeling of being on tour. We are gonna do a month worth of shows and lose our fuckin' minds before I slide back into the studio and put the finishing touches on the new album." More...
ArmyOfOneTV has released a video interview with Ohio-based metallers Axemaster. On this video available below, Joe Sims discusses the addition of Geoff McGraw as the band's new vocalist, the new album's process and production, and confirmed shows for 2014.
Axemaster was formed in 1985 by lead guitarist Joe Sims and Drummer Brian Henderson. The project and music has stood the test of time and remains strong after over 25 years. Additionally, the band was recently given the opportunity to appear on a promotional compilation CD which is being used to publicize the re-launch of the German magazine "That's Metal." More...
Architects of Evolution has posted a second studio diary online for the band's "Global" album, which can be viewed below. You can also watch the band's recently posted lyric video for "Continuum" at this location.
Tad Morose has premiered a music video for the new single "Beneath A Veil of Crying Souls" over at Noisecreeep at this location (also available below).
The new single will be available on September 28th, and the song will also appear on the band's first album in ten years titled "Revenant," which is scheduled for release on November 20th via Despotz Records.
The album was recorded in Studio 4 at the Thrash Mansion in Bollnäs, Sweden. Photo and editing for the video was by ProVid Film & Sound (Gävle, Sweden). The track listing for "Revenant" is:
1. Beneath a Veil of Crying Souls
4. Within a Dream
6. Absence of Light
7. Death Embrace
8. Dance of the Damned
9. Spirit World
10. Timeless Dreaming
11. Millenium Lie
12. Gypsy More...
Check out the video here: More...
After releasing a music video for the track "Metamorphosis," Diabolical is now streaming the band's entire new album online.
The concept album "Neogenesis" can be heard in its entirety through the player below, courtesy of Terrorizer.com. "Neogenesis" will be released by ViciSolum Productions on the 27th of September, 2013. More...
Soulfly frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera recently conducted an interview in which he talks about being kicked out of religious school, the death of his father, and rocking out with his grandchildren.
Watch part 1 of the video interview series in the player below.
The new Soulfly album, "Savages," is set for release on October 4th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The track list is:
2. Cannibal Holocaust?
4. Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla
5. Master of Savagery?
7. This Is Violence
9. El Comegente
10. Soulfliktion More...
U.S. thrash Metal institution Generation Kill has just revealed the cover artwork and track listing for forthcoming new record "We’re All Gonna Die," which will be out November 15th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.
Generation Kill consists of vocalist Rob Dukes of Exodus, former Pro-Pain / M.O.D. member Rob Moschetti on bass guitar & backing vocals, Jason Trenzcer of Mutilation and Jason Velez on lead guitars, and James DeMaria of Merauder on drums.
Commented vocalist Rob Dukes on the upcoming publication: "We called this album 'We're All Gonna Die' because for the most part the lyrics are about the darker side of the existence of humans on this planet. The album as a whole is so diverse, drawing from our influences that we grew up on, we achieved our goal of creating something that we all are so proud of, I personally think this is the strongest vocal performance of my career, and as a band we can't wait for the hard rock/metal world to hear this album."
1. Born To Serve
2. Prophets Of War
3. Self Destruction
4. Friendly Fire
5. Carny Love
7. There Is No Hope
8. We're All Gonna Die More...
Finnish occult/doom troupe Seremonia today premieres the new track "Hallava hevonen," which can be heard below thanks to Metal Hammer's website.
The track hails from the band's forthcoming second album, "ihminen," set for international release on October 18th via Svart Records on both CD and LP formats. Finnish for "human," Sermonia's "ihminen" follows the band's self-titled debut album, released last year by Svart. The album's track listing is as follows:
4. Suuri Valkeus
5. Painajaisten Maa
6. Luonto Kostaa
8. Itsemurhaaja II
9. Vastaus Rukouksiisi
10. Tähtien Takaa
11. Hallava Hevonen More...
Swedish classic heavy metal band In Solitude is now streaming "A Buried Sun" online, which can be heard below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
The band's new album "Sister" is dropping in North America on 10/01 and will be available to fans digitally, on CD, and 180gram black vinyl. The previously posted song "Pallid Hands" can also be heard at this location.
"Sister" was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin "Konie" Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, "The World.The Flesh.The Devil." More...
Swedish rockers Noctum will release their Metal Blade Records debut "Final Sacrifice" this coming October 29th.
Today the band is proud to present its first lyric video for the song "Temple of the Living Dead." The lyric video also includes live footage captured by Johan Bengtsson and can be viewed below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
The album's track listing is:
2. Liberty in Death
3. Resurrected in Evil
4. Deadly Connection
5. Void of Emptiness
6. The Revisit
7. A Burning Will
8. Temple of the Living Dead
9. Azoth More...
Deicide will release "In The Minds of Evil" this coming November 25 in North America via Century Media Records, and frontman and founding member Glen Benton couldn't be more proud of his latest offering of evil incarnate.
"Do you hear that? It's the sound of Satan singing along to the new Deicide!" boasts Benton of the new release, adding that "'In The Minds of Evil' is like King Kong taking a shit on a daisy."
The album is the eleventh studio recording of an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years, and is produced by Jason Suecoff. The album's jarring cover was taken from Australian artist Simon Cowell's painting "Power Of The Mind" and offers a fitting face to the album's 11 tracks.
1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God
Decibel Magazine joined Deicide n the studio earlier this year, reporting: "Expect a super-brutal blast to the cranium. Longtime fans will pick up on nuances inspired from the almighty Legion effort." With drummer Steve Asheim adding, "we're going to get down and dirty this time around, so expect the lyrics to be brutal." More...
This coming November, Erra will be on the "PredaTOUR" alongside Ice Nine Kills, Famous Last Words, Sirens & Sailors, and Chasing Safety. Dates for the trek are as follows:
FRI - 11/01 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall (Club)
SAT - 11/02 Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
SUN - 11/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gator's
MON - 11/04 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot (Pike Room)
TUE - 11/05 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
THU - 11/07 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
FRI - 11/08 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
SAT - 11/09 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
SUN - 11/10 Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall
MON - 11/11 Houston, TX @ Walters
TUE - 11/12 Douglasville, GA @ The Seven Venue
WED - 11/13 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
THU - 11/14 Allentown, PA @ Croc Roc
FRI - 11/15 Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
SAT - 11/16 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
SUN - 11/17 Hartford, CT @ Webster's Underground More...
Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Destrage:
"We're very proud to announce the signing of Italian metal act, Destrage! The band formed in 2005 and has released two full length albums, Urban Being in 2009, and The King is Fat'N'Old in 2010. Destrage's new album, 'Are You Kidding Me? No.' is complete and being prepared for release in early 2014. Check out their new album trailer below."
Destrage comments on joining the Metal Blade roster: "It's quite difficult for us to describe in few words our feelings about this moment. We just signed with one of the most important and historical metal label in the world, being welcomed as members of a big family, this is simply amazing! We've listened to Metal Blade artists since we were just fresh-faced kids and now we're stoked to be part of such a great roster. We are really excited for the upcoming release and we can't wait to bring this work on stage and tour around as much as we can. See ya all very soon!" More...
Greek progressive metal act Until Rain released a lyric video for the track "Think Again." The song appears on the band's second album "Anthem to Creation," which was issued at the end of August via Escape Music.
Check out "Think Again" here: