Metal News for September 24, 2013
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Canadian outfit Gates of Winter has posted a teaser trailer online featuring music to appear on the band's upcoming album "Perihelion." Check it out below, or find more info on the band over at the Gates of Winter Facebook profile.
Continuing a tradition that has spanned 8 years, August Burns Red is excited to announce plans for the group's annual hometown Christmas show this coming December 15th, 2013 in Lancaster, PA.
Following a string of sell-outs in August Burns Red's hometown market, this year sees ABR move into the spacious Lancaster County Convention Center for a massive show that caps off the band’s six week North American tour and combines it with a date on the headlining run of Every Time I Die. Supporting the two acts will be Defeater, Letlive, Code Orange Kids, One Year Later, and The Road To Milestone.
"In addition to holiday releases such as singles and last year’s Sleddin’ Hill, we’ve long had a tradition of ending the year with our annual Christmas show in Lancaster, PA,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker. “This year we are doing it a bit earlier than usual, and we're joining forces with the Every Time I Die tour to make this the biggest line up we've ever had and taking the show to the Lancaster County Convention Center in downtown Lancaster. It will be the last date of our US headline tour, and a festive way to wrap up the tour."
The show will mark the band’s final performance for 2013, a momentous year that included a Billboard Top 10 debut for latest album, "Rescue & Restore," a mainstage spot on Warped Tour, and a forthcoming DVD chronicling the entire 18-month touring cycle behind the band’s breakout 2011 album "Leveler," entitled "Foreign & Familiar."
Mastodon has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to record a new full-length album:
"Mastodon has been busy jamming everyday writing and arranging the next studio album. We have quite a few songs and ideas that are taking some time to nail down what we think will make it to the next full length. There will be no more touring this year, we will hit the studio in November to hopefully finish by the end of year."
This coming album will follow previous full-length "The Hunter" (reviewed here). Further details will be announced as they are made available.
Every week metal bands from across the globe check in with Metalunderground.com to share their favorite stories from live shows. Today vocalist Nick Holmes of U.K. outfit Paradise Lost offers up this tale of an end-of-tour prank gone wrong:
On the last show of a tour, it’s “customary” for headline bands to play tricks on support acts, and the other way round—if you get along that is! Just small pranks, lowering small stonehenges from the ceiling, walking on stage dressed as a “zombie”—mostly unfunny stuff like that. But unaware of my absolute hatred for fish and seafood in general, our Swedish support band decided to play one of the worst pranks imaginable.
Back in the day, Paradise Lost used to use two industrial high velocity fans on either side of the stage to blow dry ice in the right direction to coordinate with the light show, etc., and this is where the “fun” started...Most people reading this won’t know about the northern Swedish delicacy “Surströmming.” It’s fermented herring, basically “tinned rotten fish,” and it’s hard to put into words just how bad this stuff smells!
For a “great” end of tour prank, the bass player from said Swedish support band decided it would be funny to pour the oil from a tin of “Surströmming” onto one of our industrial fans! All hell broke loose! Once the smell hit me, I began to projectile vomit, and couldn’t stop vomiting. My face turned as red as a strawberry, and my eyes nearly popped out. It was impossible to continue, and we had to cancel the concert and flee the stage after only four songs! Meanwhile, the whole room was in chaos. I have had the misfortune of being at a concert where tear gas was expelled, and the crowd reaction was pretty similar to this - combined with gagging!
Needless to say, the backstage atmosphere turned rather sour! Also, since the incident, I have it on good authority that the entire venue smelled like “Davey Jones’ Locker” for many months to follow.
In addition to last year's "Tragic Idol" full-length (reviewed here), Paradise Lost will be releasing a collection titled "Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)" on October 21st in Europe (digitally on October 29th in North America). Full details can be found at this location.
Check back in again next Tuesday as we continue to share more band stories from live metal shows.
Indie Recordings is very proud to announce the signing of Glittertind and the release of the album "Djevelsvart."
The album is due out on the 22nd of November in Norway & G/A/S and the 25th of November throughout the rest of Europe. Check out a teaser trailer below, and the band comments:
"We are very pleased to be on a Norwegian label for the first time and especially on Indie Recordings! There is no place like home! We think the unique position they have in both Norway and internationally will take us a step further being a Norwegian band singing in Norwegian while having both a Norwegian and an international fan-base."
“Djevelsvart” is Glittertind’s third full-length album in 12 years, and the first album with a full band. The track listing is as follows:
4. Sprekk for sol
10. Utgang More...
After a week and over 35,000 signatures, your Antarctic overlords finally have officially reacted to the petition started by Jeff Cantrell of Morehead, Kentucky on Change.org to have GWAR play the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The petition can be signed at this location.
"It has long been the joy of GWAR to submit the human race to any number of hideous tortures, and I can't think of anything more horrible than you having to watch acts like The Black-Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars perform. So the temptation to ignore this is great! But then you start thinking about all of the people that who have never experienced GWAR before, and will be forced to do so if we do get the gig, well, at that point my colossal mega-ego kicks in and I am all over it."
After a long and wet fart, Oderus continued..."I really don't think we should be limited to playing the halftime show...I am offering GWAR as an actual team that could complete in the NFL. Think of the titanic struggle involved as the NFL submits their best players, hell, we could play against all the teams at once and still emerge victorious. For too long has the NFL ignored the obvious fact that the players should be naked, blind-folded and armed with battle axes, that land mines should litter the field and whalers should hurl harpoons randomly from the stands. GWAR is throwing our entire cosmic weight (and we are fairly hefty) behind this petition, and command all of our followers, their families, and indeed anybody who has ever existed to sign this fucking thing, and in fact for those who have already signed it to create multiple fake email addresses and sign it again!" More...
The Raven Autarchy has posted a video clip online for the new song "Anzu" online for streaming, which can be heard below. "Anzu" will appear on an upcoming as-yet-untitled album. For more info on the band, head over to The Raven Autarchy's Facebook profile here.
Kill Devil Hill has partnered with RevolverMag.com for the online premiere of "Crown Of Thorns," the debut track from upcoming new album "Revolution Rise." Check it out below.
"Revolution Rise" is due out October 29th via Century Media Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. No Way Out
2. Crown Of Thorns
3. Leave It All Behind
5. Wake Up The Dead
6. Long Way From Home
7. Where Angels Dare To Roam
8. Stained Glass Sadness
9. Endless Static
10. Stealing Days
11. Life Goes On More...
Today prog metal band Exxiles has released the cover artwork for the "Oblivion" album, which was created by Christophe Dessaigne (Arjen Lucassen, Star One). Check it out below. A previously posted teaser trailer can also be seen at this location.
Pigs, the New York City noise-rock trio featuring Dave Curran (Unsane) on guitar and vocals, Jim Paradise (Player’s Club, Freshkills, Hellno) on drums, and producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Converge, Made Out of Babies, Unsane, Keelhaul) on bass and vocals, has recently revealed a new track from forthcoming EP "Gaffe."
Give "If I'm In Luck" a listen in the player available below. "Gaffe" serves as a stop-gap release between the band’s debut album "You Ruin Everything" and a still-in-the-works sophomore album.
Northern Poland-based death metal squad Calm Hatchery is preparing to enter the studio this Autumn to record the band's third studio full-length.
Set to invade the illustrious Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Lost Soul) this November, Calm Hatchery will record the follow-up to 2010's sophomore album "Sacrilege Of Humanity."
With nine songs so far bearing titles including "Sun Of God," "Bomben Uber Warschau," "Bardo Of Dream State," "Blessing Mantra" and "Ilusory World Of Gods," the forthcoming as-yet-untitled album is slated for early 2014 release, once again through Selfmadegod Records. More...
Finland's MyGrain is now streaming the band's entire new album "Planetary Breathing" online, which is due for release through Spinefarm Records on September 27th.
In addition to releasing a new music video for "Tabitha," Netherlands was recently in the studio with Break Thru Radio for a session of "Serious Business."
The band played the "Deathling" track and also conducted a video interview. Check out footage of the session below. The new Netherlands album "Silicon Vapor" is due out October 29th, 2013.
Florida based experimental death metal band Markradonn is set to release debut EP "Final Dying Breath" through Bluntface Records on October 14th. The EP is available now for presale at this location.
"Final Dying Breath" serves as a preview for the band's upcoming full-length album "Ceremonial Abnegation Part 1: Excoriation of the Flesh," which is set to be released in early 2014. The release will be the first part in a series of concept albums about a man who has completely renounced all of his beliefs in a ceremony that results in the end of his life.
1. Final Dying Breath 5:14
2. Internal Hate Unbounded 7:02
3. No Redemption, No Forgiveness 4:27
4. Frenzied Winter Sorrow 5:24
5. Cathartic Spiritual Purgation 3:57 More...
Today Howling reveals the cover artwork for the upcoming "Tear the Screams from Your Throat" CD, which was created by Mario Lopez.
Magic Bullet Records has confirmed the pending release of "Helium Head," the debut recording from Mutoid Man, the brand new venture formed and carried out by two longtime friends, Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge.
To help break this one out to the masses, Decibel Magazine is today hosting a jam of the album's third of seven tracks, "Scrape The Walls," which can be heard below.
"[This is] the first Mutoid Man song we wrote," explains Stephen Brodsky. "It's about people who lose their minds worrying over money. To come up with all this stuff, Ben and I riffed-out at a rehearsal space in Brooklyn for about a year. The material picks up from where we left off with the Cave In Shapeshifter/Dead Already cassingle, written with Ben in the band. The two of us ran with that sound and formula and took it as far as we could go." More...
Original Entombed members Alex Hellid (guitar), Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (guitar), and Nicke Andersson (drums) will rejoin forces to perform the band's classic second album, "Clandestine" (1991).
The event takes place on February 1st, 2014 at Gävle Konserthus in Gävle, Sweden. They will be backed by the 65-piece Gävle Symphonic Orchestra and a 40-piece choir. Comments Alex Hellid:
"We will be performing 'Clandestine' as arranged by Thomas Von Wachenfeldt and it will be the first time in 17 years that me, Uffe and Nicke play together again as Entombed."
Oakland punkers Nervous celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album on Twelve Gauge Records today by teaming up with Noisey to premiere a brand new video for the album's opening track, "Good Morning." Check out the video below.
Featuring a smoking Jesus stuffed with money, a pink "Jackson Pollock" wound, and a wall of amps with a mind of its own, the video was directed by Evan Henkel (Loma Prieta, No Sir).
The full album - recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Comadre) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Today Is The Day) - is also available for streaming after the jump. More...
Recently wrapping up the Shoot Tour with AmericanHead Charge, comedy rock kings Psychostick announce they will be performing the following Illinois show dates:
Sept 27 - Catch 22 - Springfield, IL
Sept 28 - The High Note - Pekin, IL
Oct 24 - Maverick's (95 WIIL Rock FM's "Thirsty Thursdays") - Mundelein, IL
In addition to creating the greatest music video in the world - "Dogs Like Socks" - the band recently released a new video for "Sadface :(," a social media song poking fun at wall whiners and pointless, attention-seeking posts. The track is from the band's fifth and latest release "Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D." Check it out below. More...
Theories will embark on the band's next full-on road warrior escapade in just over one week, busting out of Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, October 2nd with seventeen more cities in line after the opening night's slaughter.
Along the way Theories will hook up with Death March and ACxDC for several shows each throughout California on the way to take part in this year's Southwest Terror Fest before trekking back north, closing with a welcome-the-fuck-back home show on the 19th.
Freshly detached from recent sessions terrorizing Red Room Studios in Seattle, Theories has completed recording for two separate upcoming releases with producer Derek Moree; one is a still-untitled debut LP, pending release on a label to be determined, as well as tracks for a split 7" with an act to be announced. More...
Stockholm experimental outfit Spectra has posted a track online from the band's "Colours and Chaos" EP. Check out "Discoball of Damocles" in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band's sound:
"Spectra is a experimental four-piece band from Stockholm with leanings towards a heavier sound but far from exclusive to it. The band's musical ambition is to take the a avant garde sound and try to make a it bit more easy to listen to. Amongst the band's followers and friends in Stockholm's underground scene their musical style has been dubbed groovy funkalicious semi progressive experimental metal."
Spectra consists of:
Fabian Lundgren - Vocals
Jimmy Melcher - Guitar
Magnus Österlund - Bass
Tobias Sandin - Drums More...
Maryland/DC based doom pioneers Iron Man have debuted a new song from their forthcoming effort, "South of the Earth."
Listen to "The Worst and Longest Day" now via The Obelisk at this location. "South of the Earth" will be released on October 1st via Metal Blade. The label also comments:
"Rising out of the same Maryland/DC mean streets as fellow US doom pioneers Pentagram and The Obsessed, Iron Man was formed in 1988 as a Black Sabbath tribute band by guitarist Alfred Morris III, whose musical career began in 1977 with mysterious proto-doom cult Force. Al's legendarily heavy, unearthly guitar tone was already much in evidence on Force's ultra-rare 1981 debut EP - and it has only deepened, hardened, improved and refined in the ensuing 32 years." More...
The New York death metal merchants in Pyrexia are back with a new slab of epic brutality set for Release via Unique Leader Records later this Fall.
The ten-track "Feast of Iniquity" was recorded at New York's Pitch Black Sound and mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Kataklysm, The Red Chord, Crowbar, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood et al) at Planet Z in Massachusetts.
"Feast of Iniquity" will detonate via Unique Leader Records on October 29th, 2013. In the meantime, sample opening hymn, "The Pendulum," in the player below. Collect your teeth later.
1. The Pendulum
3. Death Wish
4. Cocoon of Shame
5. Cryptic Summoning
6. Thy Minion
7. Wheel of Impunity
8. Panzer Tank Lobotomy
9. Born of a Jackal
10. The Feast More...
In addition to streaming the track "Becoming Stronger" online, City in the Sea has also posted the song "Perfect Human" online.
Both songs hail from the band's "Below the Noise" album, which is available now at iTunes. The album's track listing is:
2. Dead Beliefs
3. The Purge
4. Light the Way
5. Without an Answer
6. Perfect Human
8. Becoming Stronger (feat. Aaron Matts)
9. Discovering Oceans (feat. Ben Bruce)
10. Overcast (feat. Ben Bruce)
11. Those Who Vanish
Darkmoon Warrior today reveals the new track "Storm of Feces," which can be heard in the player available below.
The track hails from the German black metallers' forthcoming new album, "Nuke 'Em All," set for international release on November 11th through W.T.C. Production on both CD and LP formats. The following press release was issued about the band:
"One of German black metal's best-kept secrets, Darkmoon Warrior shall be secret no more once they Nuke 'Em All! All too appropriately titled, Nuke 'Em All marks the first Darkmoon Warrior album in nearly five years, and is their third to date. With a robust and rounded production, Darkmoon Warrior's new album continues the German tradition of dense, atmospheric black metal that they helped create in the first place, here with more variation and even more violence. At times vile and thrashing, other times hideous and hypnotic, Nuke 'Em All is a winding journey through arcane secrets, moonlit rituals, and blasphemous hatred."
The track listing is:
1. Fuck Off
3. The Call
4. Black Tongues And Rusty Nails
5. Nuke 'em All
6. Storm Of Feces
7. Waves Of Salvation
8. Soul On Fire More...
In 2010, the organizers of Holland's highly acclaimed Roadburn Festival invited Tom Gabriel Warrior, founder of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon, to act as the curator.
Under the banner of Only Death Is Real, Roadburn 2010 thus became the venue for the presentation of Triptykon's newly-released debut album, "Eparistera Daimones" (reviewed here), as well as Triptykon's first official live appearance. Century Media Records now comments:
"We are deeply delighted and proud to be able to announce that Triptykon has been asked to return to Roadburn in 2014. To commemorate the release of Triptykon's long-awaited new album in spring 2014, Triptykon will appear on Roadburn's main stage on Sunday, April 13, 2014."
Tom Gabriel Warrior states: "Roadburn is very likely the most extraordinary, daring, and vigorous festival in what has otherwise largely become a blandly repetitive and overly commercialized heavy rock scene. Moreover, anybody who has ever attended Roadburn can confirm that no other festival exudes such a unique feeling of radiance and creativity among audience and performers alike. Triptykon's return to Roadburn in 2014 signifies yet another truly unique chapter in a long affiliation with the festival, dating back to the riotous days of Celtic Frost. I am deeply grateful to Roadburn's artistic director Walter Hoeijmakers for his extraordinary friendship and his continued faith in the path we are pursuing with Triptykon. In return, we shall duly transform Roadburn into a church of darkness."
Roadburn 2014 will run from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. More...
Chicago, IL’s powerviolence kings Weekend Nachos have announced the details behind their upcoming fourth full-length entitled "Still."
The album will see a November 11th release via Relapse Records (CD/Digital), Deep Six Records (Vinyl), and Toxicbreed's Funhouse (Cassette). Pre-orders are available right here.
Additionally, the quartet has announced a brief tour in support of the new record. A complete listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below. More...
With only two more weeks until the release of the band's Lifeforce Records debut "Monolith," French post-hardcore act Doyle Airence (formerly just Doyle) has now released a video for "Friendly Fire." Check it out below.
"Monolith" is set to be released October 11th (Germany, Austria, Switzerland + digital World), October 14th (France and rest of Europe), and October 29th (North America). The following press release was issued about the band:
"Formed in 2007 by five Parisians originally under the name Doyle, the band reached its first goals by burning its name in the collective mind of the new and forward-thinking French metal/post-hardcore scene. In 2010, debut album 'And Gods will...' jumped to #2 of the rock/metal album charts and maintained its position on the French Top 5 for three weeks. Between 2010 and 2012, the band toured through Europe with bands such as The Chariot, Between The Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Steak Number Eight and Deftones.
"In 2013 the band was forced to change their name due to some 'trademark issues.' Now with the new band name Doyle Airence, the quintet is looking for holistic music based on strong emotions and contrasts. Lifeforce Records debut and second album 'Monolith' strives on unconventional arrangements which are challenging but traceable. Doyle Airence's songs cause interaction with the open mindedness and concentration of the listeners. Metal, ambient, post-hardcore and -rock: it is all to find along the way – connected by a superordinate hidden agenda. 'Monolith' allows the band to broaden their musical spectrum. From Pandemonium to Eden, brutality to poetry, Doyle Airence follows its own game plan, and takes us along for the ride." More...
Revived British metal pioneers Hell has unveiled the cover artwork and track list for upcoming second full-length record "Curse And Chapter," which will be unleashed onto continental European grounds via Nuclear Blast on November 22nd, 2013. The United Kingdom will be invaded November 25th, 2013.
01. Gehennae Incendiis
02. The Age Of Nefarious
03. The Disposer Supreme
05. Harbinger Of Death
06. End Ov Days
08. Something Wicked This Way Comes
09. Faith Will Fall
10. Land Of The Living Dead
11. Deliver Us From Evil
12. A Vespertine Legacy
DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS
1. Let Battle Commence
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes
3. Plague And Fyre
4. The Devil’s Deadly Weapon
5. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR
7. The Quest
8. Blasphemy And The Master More...
Behemoth will be travelling to the Eastern hemisphere in October to play shows throughout Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
In addition to some of the more regularly toured regions, Behemoth will be traveling deep into Asia to perform in Kathmandu, Nepal for the final date of the tour. Plans are in motion for North American shows in 2014, and will be announced within the next few months.
Founder and front man Nergal adds: "The anticipation is almost over. It's been ages since we toured Asia and Oceania last. I know there are legions of devotees waiting for Behemoth to return. Expect the best…we are hungrier than ever!"
16.10. T Bangkok
19.10. JP Saitama (Brutal Assault Festival)
21.10. RC Beijing
22.10. RC Shang Hai
24.10. AUS Perth (Capitol)
25.10. AUS Melbourne (The Esplanade Hotel)
26.10. AUS Sydney (The Manning Bar)
27.10. AUS Brisbane (The Hifi)
29.10. NZ Auckland (Kings Arms)
01.11. SGP Singapore
03.11. RI Solo
09.11. NP Kathmandu
Behemoth's new album, "The Satanist" will be released in early 2014 and more information will be released soon.
Balingen, Germany's We Are Legend - featuring Coronatus guitarist Dick Baur - has signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. Founded in 2010, the experienced musicians got a lot of attention in the scene with their self titled, self released EP. In the national competition "German Rock and Pop Award 2012," the quintet convinced also the jury and reached final in Wiesbaden without any problems. They finally won in four categories, "Best Metal Band", "Best Metal Song," "Best Metal Singer" and "Best Hard Rock song." Only few other bands achieved this before.
Label boss Andreas states: "The material of We Are Legend is an absolute hammer. In our opinion no other German Prog/Power newcomer appeared in the past time, that got so much potential and of course we are more than proud that the guys have signed with us."
The debut album of the band will be released in November 2013. More info will follow in the near future.
We Are Legend is:
Selin Schönbeck (Ex-Thunderbold) - Vocals, Piano
Dirk Baur (Coronatus) - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Siggi Maier (Ex-Abraxas/Ex-Stormwitch) - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Heiko Burst (Ex-Abraxas) - Drums
Dominik Burgdörfer - Bass More...
Germany's Black Hawk will release the band's fifth LP "A Mighty Metal Axe" on October 25th via Pure Underground Records (a division of Pure Steel Records). The band was founded in 1981 and split in 1997 before a debut full length was released. Since the reformation in 2001, the band has released four albums, the latest is 2010's "Straight to Hell."
The track list for "A Mighty Metal Axe" is:
1. Arise (Intro)
3. The Fighter
4. A Mighty Metal Axe
7. Burning Angels
8. Skills of Arabia
11. Venom of the Snake
12. Beast in Black More...
Dutch symphonic metal band Epica posted a trailer for the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD/3CD Live release "Retrospect," which was captured from the band's 10th Anniversary performance earlier this year. The release will drop on November 8th via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list is:
1 - Introspect
2 - Monopoly on Truth
3 - Sensorium
4 - Unleashed
5 - Martyr of the Free Word
6 - Chasing the Dragon
7 - Presto
8 - Never Enough
9 - Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10 - Twin Flames
11 - Serenade of Self-Destruction
12 - Orchestral Medley
13 - The Divine Conspiracy - Anniversary Edition
14 - Delirium
15 - Blank Infinity
16 - The Obsessive Devotion
17 - Retrospect (New Song)
18 - Battle of the Heroes & Imperial March
19 - Quietus
20 - The Phantom Agony
21 - Cry for the Moon
22 - Sancta Terra
23 - Design Your Universe
24 - Storm the Sorrow
25 - Consign to Oblivion
26 - Outrospect
Check out the trailer here: More...
Dream Theater posted a new music video for the track "The Enemy Within." The song appears on the band's new and eponymous LP "Dream Theater," which drops today via Roadrunner Records.
The video can be viewed right here:
Hatebreed released a new lyric video for the track "Dead Man Breathing." The song appears on the band's latest effort "The Divinity Of Purpose," which is out now via Nuclear Blast.
Check out the video here: