Metal News for September 26, 2012
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Sydney technical deathcore band Alice Through The Windshield Glass has finally released its debut album "Brutalis Australis" and is streaming most of it over on YouTube. An upload of the title track follows below. The band will be supporting Blood Duster at the Canberra date of Bastard Fest 2012 on November 9th/10th. Watch the Bastard Fest promo video at this location.
Invisible Oranges has presented the premiere of a new Behold The Arctopus track titled "Horrorsentience." Give the song a listen at this location. "Horrorsentience" is the almost (but not quite) title track off Behold The Arctopus' second full-length, "Horrorscension," set for an October 23rd release on Black Market Activities.
"Horrorscension" marks the debut of new Behold The Arctopus drummer Weasel Walter, a multi-instrumentalist known for his work under the name The Flying Luttenbachers and his widespread collaborations across the free jazz, noise, and metal genres. Walter joins founding members Colin Marston (12-string Warr guitar) and Mike Lerner (guitar). Marston is also a member of Krallice, Gorguts, and Dysrhythmia, as well as a recording engineer whose recent credits include Kayo Dot, Jarboe, and Altar of Plagues.
"Horrorscension" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Marston at his The Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY. The cover art is by longtime collaborator Terry Grow. Pre-orders are now available right here.
Pitchfork has premiered the first track off Aluk Todolo's new album, "Occult Rock." Simply titled "Occult Rock V," the track can be streamed right here.
A double-CD digipak totalling 85 minutes between its two discs, "Occult Rock" is Aluk Todolo's third full-length to date. The Ajna Offensive will handle the album's release in North America, while Norma Evangelium Diaboli will do the honors in Europe. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Consisting of eight hypnotic tracks of timeless and unclassifiable instrumental music, this quintessential double-album summarizes and transcends all preceding aspects of the band's discography and offers new insight into the fundamental principles and formulas of Aluk Todolo, permeating through other forms and resulting in an ultimate entheogenic ceremony.
"The production takes the side of fidelity in the transcription of the power-trio's live energy and osmosis, revealing the individuality and roughness of each instrument and emphasizing the inter-penetration of all the components of an organic and tetanizing trance ritual. This opus recounts the alchemical transformation of the primordial vibration into matter, through all its elemental phases, leading to the sonic manifestation of the forces of the universe into the octagonal prism of Occult Rock.
"In recent years, Aluk Todolo has developed into an intense and dynamic live band. The French power-trio has previously done a tour of the American East Coast in 2009, Southern Europe in 2010, and Northern Europe in 2011. They have opened for German kraut-rock pioneers Faust in New York in 2009, and have been invited by SUNN O))) to play the Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands in 2011 and to open for them again in 2012."
Canadian heavy metallers Cauldron are streaming a brand new track, titled "Nitebreaker," through PopMatters.com. Check out the track right here or in the player below.
"Nitebreaker" is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Tommorow's Lost," which is due to be released in Europe on October 8th. The band also recently filmed a video for the track, which is due to be released in the near future.
"Tomorrow's Lost" was recorded in Parkdale, Toronto with producer Jameson Elliott, who also recorded Cauldron's 2010 album, "Burning Fortune." You can pre-order "Tomorrow's Lost" now over at this location. More...
Sorrowful Angels has posted three Moonspell cover songs online, which can be heard below, and the band also commented:
"In order to celebrate our 2 gigs supporting Moonspell in Thessaloniki & Athens on the 28th and 29th of September 2012, along with our good friend bands, Fallen Arise, SadDoLLs and Luna Obscura, we decided to make this mini tribute.
"3 of our favourite Moonspell songs (Luna, Nocturna, Scorpion Flower) are covered by Sorrowful Angels featuring perfomances of Spyla Dibela (Fallen Arise), George Downloved (SadDoLLs) and Gogo Melone (Luna Obscura). We hope you to enjoy them as much as we d?. Special thanx to Gogo Melone for her beautiful artwork." More...
Metal Injection & Peavey presents Louder Education, a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Sound Of Urchin's Chris “Tomato” Harfenist, and the students of T.H.O.R. (Tomato's House of Rock).
Each week on the series, a new special guest is invited to Tomato's House of Rock, to discuss their journey in the music business, provide educational tips for the growing artists, and round off the show with a kick-ass jam with the kids.
On this edition, the gang takes a road trip to the Best Buy Theater in New York City to visit with Testament's Chuck Billy & Gene Hoglan, Anthrax's Rob Caggiano, and Death Angel's Rob Cavestany. All the bands discussed music discovery when they were growing up, compared to now, playing music, favorite albums and more. It all culminates with a jam of Testament's "Souls of Black" with Alex Skolnick and the T.H.O.R. Kids.
Watch this second episode over at Metal Injection or in the player below. In the next few weeks, the show will feature guest appearances from:
- Jose Mangin of SiriusXM Liquid Metal, MTV's Headbangers Ball
- John Gallagher of Dying Fetus
- Oderus Urungus of GWAR More...
Three years after the release of debut LP "Gather Scatter," and following 2010’s "Panic Program" EP, Millions has returned with another scintillating slab of noise rock abrasion titled "Failure Tactics." "Failure Tactics" is available via record stores and digital distributors, and you can stream the album at bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is:
1. Shadow Copy 01:45
2. Shipwreck 04:29
3. Pervert 04:54
4. Siberian Angel 04:44
5. Slang For Upstanding Men 02:30
6. Tunnel Rat 02:38
7. Numbing the Dream 03:18
8. Suicide Artist 02:57
9. U.F.F.O. 03:50
10. Darmok V 09:14 More...
French act Sentence has announced the release of new album, "Everywhere," on October 15th, 2012. According to the band, the thirteen tracks of the album "mix different influences from heavy metal to djent, trash to death core through experimental music." The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Spirit of Birth
4. Everywhere of Nowhere
5. One Day
6. D Day
7. Eightfold Path
9. The Fall
13. Run Away More...
Today Silent Leges Inter Arma offers an exclusive teaser trailer for the band's upcoming self-titled debut album, to see North American release on October 30th through Eisenwald. Check out the clip below. The album's track listing is:
1. We Are
2. Falcon-Headed One
3. I Will Hunt You Down
4. Beyond The Light
6. For The Dead
8. In Shadows Again More...
Next month, longstanding grindcore merchants Phobia will unite with powerviolence miscreants Strong Intention and thrash-infested d-beat cretins D.I.S. for the most confrontational, ear-lacerating tour of 2012. Scheduled to commence on October 12th in Chicago, the furious caravan will systematically level eight cities including an appearance on the fourth annual New Jersey Deathfest alongside Malignancy, Deceased, Waco Jesus, Ghoul and more.
“It’s time to annihilate the Mid West to the East once again! Grind your fucking heads in,” boasts Phobia vocalist Shane Mclachlan.
Notes Strong Intention founding frontman Zac Ohler: "Once again we shall turn up the grind to 11 as we join Pphobia and D.I.S. on the road for another round of complete distortion and filth......no one is safe!”
Adds D.I.S. guitarist Bruce Reeves: “This should be an amazing run of shows! D.I.S. is really looking forward to pummeling the East with our grinding brothers (and sister) in Phobia as well as Strong Intention. I have a lot of history with Phobia so it will be great to share the stage with them every night and fun to get back in the van with those stench grinding maniacs!”
10/12/2012 Cobra’s Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/13/2012 Beehive – Indianapolis, IN
10/14/2012 Mac’s – Lansing, MI
10/15/2012 Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY
10/16/2012 The Space At Greenstar – Ithaca, NY
10/17/2012 Hootie’s – Pawcatuck, CT
10/18/2012 Dusk – Providence, RI
10/19/2012 New Jersey Metal Fest – Clifton, NJ
10/20/2012 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
Cattle Decapitation recently shot a video for the track "Forced Gender Reassignment" from "Monolith of Inhumanity." The video was directed by Mitch Massie, who also directed the "Kingdom of Tyrants" video, which can be found right here.
This time around, Cattle Decapitation and Massie have concocted a completely over-the-top gore-infused video that will closely follow the lyrics of "Forced Gender Reassignment." Production on the video is being wrapped up now and will be released soon.
In other news, Cattle Decapitation will return to the road throughout November and December with Dying Fetus. The tour, being presented by Metal Sucks and Metal Injection, will begin on November 24th, with Cattle joining on November 27th. More dates are still to be announced, so make sure to keep up with the band at Facebook for updates.
w/ Six Feet Under, Wretched
11/02 Richmond, VA Kingdom
11/03 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
11/04 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
11/05 Boston, MA Middle East
11/06 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
11/07 Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
11/08 Reading, PA Reverb
11/09 Amityville, NY Revolution
11/10 Dayton, OH McGuffy's
11/12 St Paul, MN Station-4
11/13 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
11/14 Lansing, MI Mac's Bar
11/15 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
11/16 Valparaiso, IN Roadie's Music Venue
11/17 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
11/18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
End Tour More...
Chile's Mindpath has now released second full-length album "Psychosis, And The Silence That Prevails" online, and the release is now available for streaming through the player below.
Mindpath was formed by Iván Stevens in Concepción, Chile. In June 2010 his first demo "Through the Torn Veil of Faith" was released and distributed as a free download. After several months, Mindpath signed with the New Zealand label Satanica Productions, and the first full-length was released through the label on March 27th, 2011, entitled "In A State Of Full Consciousness." The track listing for the new follow-up album "Psychosis, And The Silence That Prevails" is as follows:
1. Aether VI: Interference 01:00
2. Unleash Dissonant Beings 05:00
3. Dreadplate 05:00
4. Aether VII: Detached 01:00
5. Misanthrope 05:00
6. Deathdrawn Manifesto 05:00
7. Aether VIII: The Observer 01:00
8. Onirical Plague 05:00
9. Resilient 05:00
10. Aether IX: Unspeakable 01:00
11. Echopraxia 05:00
12. Echolalia 05:00
13. Aether X: Beauty Of Nothing 01:00
14. Dissonant Beings Unleashed 05:00 More...
New York death metal act Suffocation has announced the band's newest release "The Pinnacle of Bedlam" is coming in 2013 along with a bonus DVD. This new release is set to follow the 2009 album "Blood Oath." Further details on "The Pinnacle of Bedlam" will be announced as they are made available.
Suffocation will be inducted into the Long Island Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with details available at this location. The upcoming live appearances from Suffocation are:
Oct 18 LONG ISLAND HALL OF FAME 4th INDUCTION GALA Huntington, NY
Oct 21 Revolution Amityville, NY
Nov 11 Middle East Cambridge, MA
The new Chton album "The Devil Builds" has been delayed from its original release date. The album was set to be released on September 15th via GodEater Records, but due to unforeseen delays at the pressing plant the digipack CD has suffered a delay. The digital version of the album was released on time however, and can be found now at all major digital stores like iTunes, Spotify, WiMP etc.
A video teaser featuring excerpts of several songs from the new album "The Devil builds" has been posted online and can be viewed below. The video footage featured in the teaser was filmed at the band's concert at the 2012 Inferno Festival. This concert was the only time the vocals was handled by bassplayer Ola, before new vocalist Craig stepped in on main vocals in August 2012. More...
In Alcatraz 1962 has announced the new record "The Drive" is coming this October 9th, 2012. Pre-order bundles for the release are available at this location. You can also listen to the new song "Aspirations" in the YouTube player available below.
Standby Records announces today the signing of Cleveland modern metal band Along Came A Spider. A video announcement of the signing can be viewed below, and the "If We Were Normal Men" album is slated for release on October 30th. Standby Records also commented:
"Formed at the end of 2009 by guitarist Justin Sobota, Along Came A Spider has spent the last few years developing a lineup that featured the talent at each position in the band needed to reach further than the small confines of the Ohio metal community. Like so many bands signed to Standby Records, CEO Neil Sheehan was drawn to the band not only by their brilliant sound which has been compared to acts like A Day To Remember, In Fear And Faith and Bless The Fall, but also to the band's proven drive to succeed in a business that has gobbled up and spit out so many other bands of lesser work ethic."
"Along Came A Spider gets it," adds Neil Sheehan. "This is a band that understands that the songs are only one piece of the puzzle, but that the work they will have to do will make the difference between their success and failure. Clearly the band has already proven that kind of work ethic. They have self funded everything in their career to this point, including two tours and the recording of their soon to be released album If We Were Normal Men. Regarding the title of the new album, it has significance to the band's members, who named the album to indicate the band's feeling about their desire and skills." More...
Beefy funny man, Billy Milano once said “Skinheads and bangers and punks stand as one Crossover to a final scene.” This insight he offered on S.O.D.’s 1985 release “Speak English or Die” would serve as a rallying cry for hardcore punks and metal heads to come together. Not only did this song help create a mindset for bringing together two scenes; it also constructed a formula for the two styles to merge. Known simply as metalcore or crossover, the term came to describe how hardcore bands added metal’s solos and heft to their arrangements, while thrash absorbed the speed, attitude and brevity of hardcore to their compositions.
Milano also claimed “It’s not the way you wear your hair, it’s what’s inside of you.” Even though these words ring true twenty-seven years after publication, and so often we see the two lines blurring together, hair styles have pretty much remained the same (minus poodle hair and mullets). Short hair, often bald or spiky, is still relegated to punks, while long hair is a feature of head bangers. Regardless of attitude and opposition to the mainstream, many punks and metal heads prefer to segregate.
After hearing an inspiring hardcore/crossover album from "The Casualties" and attending festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest and Chaos in Tejas that mesh metal and hardcore in the last year, I felt the need to research and write an article on the history of this topic. Through the usual resource of the Internet, Ian Christe’s book “Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal” and a first person source, I hope to shed light on this phenomenon. In the following article, we will look at the interchangeable qualities of punk and metal, as well as delving into each style’s social constraints. We will look at the bands that started this movement and analyze how the art form has evolved. Ready yourself for a crash course on punk-thrash crossover movement. More...
Canadian thrash band Hero's Last Rite, which was covered in a a previous edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has now released a video for "I Am Atomic." Check out the clip below.
The video was shot in Fredericton, New Brunswick with director Tim Rayne and marks the band’s first official music video. Hero's Last Rite set two shows in New Brunswick to debut the video, Friday in Moncton and Saturday in Fredericton. Due to technical issues the video could not be shown in the Moncton venue; however the band rigged up a mini showing of the video in the back of its tour van in the parking lot. Fredericton's showing, with a jam packed venue, went off without a hitch.
Hero's Last Rite is currently writing and recording for the follow up to the debut release "Inevitable is the End." More...
Basick Records is proud to announce the latest addition to the label's growing international roster with American tech metallers Dissipate. The band’s new release, "Tectonics," is set to be released in Europe on November 19th and North America on November 20th. Basick Records comments:
"There is absolutely no doubting that California's Dissipate has a hell of a lot of noise to bring to the table. Showcasing genre-blending versatility, this is forward-thinking music that combines the percussive riffing and crushing precision of death metal, served with a brutal metal core edge. Dissipate has evolved at an incredible pace since re-grouping in 2011, working hard to hone and advance their sound, leading to a debut EP that pushes boundaries, complete with moments of exhilarating intensity."
Dissipate is Josh Foster (Vocals), Mike Gianelli (8-string Guitar), Jeff Faria (Drums/Percussion) and JT (Bass guitar). To celebrate the announcement, the band and label today released a guitar play through showcase video for the track "Motion," featuring guitarist Mike Gianelli, which can be viewed below. More...
After the experimental "Divina Distopia," Eversin is back with "Tears On The Face Of God." According to My Kingdom Music, the album is "able to join metal of the past with metal of the future for a music that succeds to represent a pure sonorous massacre across epicity and power."
The label further comments: "Eversin comes back with the power of a monolith, as devastating and massive as a Panzer tank; a breathless ride that will lead you on a journey through past and present battlefields. The album features Mr. Tony 'Demolition Man' Dolan (Atomkraft, Venom, Mpire of Evil) as special guest on vocals and Mr. Simone Mularoni (Empyrios, DGM) as special guest on lead guitar."
Tony Dolan adds: "Every once in a while there comes along a band that make listening to music worthwhile... Eversin on all levels, musicianship, songwriting and live performance show the true meaning of Metal music...and make it worthwhile... my friends, my brothers, and part of the M-PIRE...all hail Eversin!"
The new album will be released on November 26th in a special A5 digiCD limited edition via My Kingdom Music. The track listing is: More...
Chicago-based mob Doomsday has completed a debut album and plans to disburse the filth to the public on the band’s own label this Fall, in conjunction with a throng of tour dates across the Midwest and Eastern U.S.
Doomsday’s obviously apocalyptic vision has been several years in the making conceptually. An idea birthed between guitarist Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Chrome Waves, ex-Nachtmystium), guitarist/vocalist Jon Necromancer (Bones, ex-Usurper, ex-Nachtmystium), and drummer Zack Simmons (Goatwhore, ex-Nachtmystium), the trio recruited vocalist Zion Meagher (Anti-Human Thesis, ex-Forest Of Impaled, ex-Nachtmystium) and bassist Bob Fouts (The Gates of Slumber, Chrome Waves, Apostle Of Solitude) to round out the lineup.
After months of writing and planning, their individual schedules finally allowed the five members of Doomsday to amalgamate in the studio to create their debut offering. Converging in their hometown the crew hammered out six tracks in six days in December 2011, the brutally direct hymns engineered by Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Twilight, Circle of Animals) and Carl Byers (Coffinworm). The result: a twenty-one minute low-end blackened death-crust assault compiled as the outfit’s self-titled debut, now set for release on guitarist Jeff Wilson’s newly founded Disorder Recordings on November 6th. More...
Reigning grindcore champions Pig Destroyer are less than a month away from the release of new album "Book Burner." The band's fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios and has already been described by MetalSucks as "the best metal album of the year."
Today another track from "Book Burner" has been unleashed. Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "The Diplomat." The stream can be accessed right here.
You can also find the previously posted lyric video for "Burning Palm" at this location. In support of "Book Burner," Pig Destroyer will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary's Noctis Fest, the UK's Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine's 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013. A full list of dates is included below.
Sept. 28 Calgary, Canada Noctis Fest
Oct. 18 Brooklyn, NY MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) Tickets (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1 Brighton, UK The Haunt
Nov. 2 London, UK The Garage
Nov. 3 Leeds, UK Damnnation Festival
Jan. 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 - 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI4
Artillery has announced that singer Soren Nico Adamsen has left the band in a message on the band's Facebook page:
"Singer Søren Adamsen has decided to leave Artillery for personal reasons. We would like to say thanks for the last 5 years and wish him good luck in the future! The new singer will be Michael Bastholm Dahl. Michael has already played two successful gigs with Artillery in Denmark."
Here in Michael's own words is his statement about joining Artillery:
"One thing I do know - I have been given the opportunity to join the most hard-hitting legendary thrash metal band of all time out of Denmark, which means, I'm going to go out and be the most frantic and hard singing vocalist I can be! And, following the renowned singers prior to me in Artillerys history, it's both a daunting and exciting challenge! I can't freakin' wait to go out and give it 100% together with the guys in Artillery!"
The band goes on to state the following:
"Michael sings and performs with a lot of attitude and really likes the Artillery thrashing style. He will contribute with his own style, but he can sing the classic Artillery songs very close to the original singer and also deliver the hard hitting vocals like Søren did! Just listen to the classic song 'The Almighty' with Michael Bastholm Dahl on vocals, the first song he ever did with Artillery. The song is recorded at Medley studio with producer Søren Andersen." More...
Southern California killers Nails will enter the studio this Winter to record a new full-length, but preceding that the band has a more imminent campaign of carnage in place, as Nails will first release a new 7” and tour with Converge.
Following a self-released split 7” with Skin Like Iron that blazed the masses in January, California-based Nails will drop a new 7” via Southern Lord, which picked up the band’s 2010 LP "Unsilent Death."
The upcoming "Obscene Humanity" 7” reanimates three of the most iconic tracks from the band's raging debut 12” of the same name – “Confront Them,” “Lies,” and the title track -- re-recorded during the "Unsilent Death" sessions with a more modern, metallic, pulverizing low-end tonal attack.
"Obscene Humanity" will be released at the end of October amidst Nails’ six-date West Coast tour supporting Converge alongside Torche and Kvelertak. This will be the first time the band has played any of these cities since being joined by new guitarist Saba, the trio now becoming a quartet. More...
Perth, Australia death metal band Blunt Force Trauma is streaming a couple of songs from its debut EP over on its ReverbNation page. You can check out the tracks "Whore of Eden" and "Meat Puzzle" below. Blunt Force Trauma will be appearing at the Blood Rock Fest 2012 on November 17th at the Civic Hotel in Perth, Australia. The event will feature over 26 bands on three stages, and for more information go to the Blood Rock Fest's facebook event page.
Rhode Island instrumental act Water's Edge has posted a new single online for streaming titled "So You Don't Forget," which can be heard below. The track comes off the band's new album "An Abstract Collapse," due to be released October 7th, 2012. The song also features a guest solo by Julian Rodriguez of Elitist.
2013 will see the German melodic death metal act Leviathan return with the second and final
part of the concept album "Beyond The Gates Of Imagination." Check out the new artwork below.
The new release is entitled "The Aeons Torn" and will be released worldwide on January 25th 2013 in coopertation with Bret Hard Records, SAOL and H'art Distribution. In addition the band will also re-release "Beyond The Gates Of Imagination Pt.1" on the very same day, after the former distributor Twilight went into insolvency in early 2012.
The new CD includes as a bonus a fully remixed and remastered version of the band's nearly sold-out debut-EP "From The Desolate Inside," which was voted "Demo of the Month" in the German edition of Metal Hammer Magazine back in 2010. More...
Between The Buried And Me has unveiled the first official video from the North Carolina band's new album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" (out Oct. 9th on Metal Blade Records), for "Astral Body." The video is premiering today via Alternative Press' website right here.
The four-minute clip was directed by Wes Richardson and builds upon the story laid out in "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" (2011 EP) and the forthcoming, 12-track concept album "The Parallax II: Future Sequence." The band's upcoming tour dates are: More...
Guitarist Alex Rydlinski of Turbid North has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"With heavy empathy we have to announce that brother Adam Rydlinski has resigned from Turbid North. We all have nothing but respect for him, and a million great memories from our many adventures. His musical cleverness and always-inspiring talent will be sorely missed.
"Luckily, Jono Garret (formerly of The Destro) is our new fulltime drummer after filling-in on our 27 date ‘Trudge Tour.’ Now that he’s very familiar with our ‘Orogeny’ material (and kicking the ass out of it) we’re more than ready to begin hashing out the new stuff. We hope everyone likes really heavy shit…Standby for video updates over the next few months.
"Lastly, I wanted to say: much, much thanks to everyone who came out to see us this last time on the road—fans, friends, family, and our dedicated team of professionals. It was great seeing/meeting you all, and we look very forward to seeing you again when we have some new music to share."
Behemoth's infamous front man Nergal, who beat charges of blasphemy for tearing up a Bible in Poland and recently recovered from leukemia, has now released a third teaser trailer online for his "Sacrum Profanum" autobiography. The video is available below. You can also find the last video in the series of trailers right here.
The book will be released next month in Poland and is being promoted through a series of trailers featuring Nergal reading portions of the book, as well as acting out portions of stories, which Nergal describes as "some funny, some sad, some evil…some related to the band, some not."
Coahuila, Mexico metalcore band Kurioz has been streaming both songs from its recent EP "Vivir O Morir." Below is an upload of the track "Despierta," and you can hear the other track "Levantando de los Muertos" by going here. Kurioz started out in 2009 in the city of Monclava and gets its name from the passage John 20:27-28:7 of the spanish Bible where Thomas responds to Jesus with ¡Mi “Kurios” y mi Teos!
Amorphis, which is currently working on a new album and follow-up to "The Beginning of Times" (reviewed here), posted the following message about new Finnish shows:
"A few shows have been added to the Finnish tour. The full list is below. Meanwhile, recordings for the new album are well under way. Check the Amorphis youtube channel for clips from the studio..."
05.12. Club Teatria, Oulu (FI)
06.12. Lutakko, Jyväskylä (FI)
07.12. Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki (FI)
08.12. Hullu Pullo, Vaasa (FI)
12.12. Tavastia, Helsinki (FI)
13.12. Bar Kino, Pori (FI)
14.12. Klubi, Turku (FI)
28.12. Vaakuna, Mikkeli (FI)
29.12. Pakkahuone, Tampere (FI)
31.12. Salon Keikkamesta, Salo (FI) More...
Swedish band Demonical, which has a Russian tour coming in October, has now issued the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:
"We are very pleased to announce the addition of guitarist Daniel Gustavsson to the Demonical line-up.
"Daniel has been touring with us as a session member since early spring and as all admission tests executed on the road turned out nothing but excellent he therefore became the obvious choice for our vacant axe position.
"We welcome Daniel aboard - Let the madness begin!"
Demonical also recently announced the band plans to record an as-yet-untitled fourth album around the end of the year for a release in April/May 2013.
After announcing lineup changes during the summer, Deeds of Flesh has also now issued the following statement about bringing on a new bass player:
"We are pleased to announce that Ivan Munguia (Arkaik, Braindrill) will be taking over bass duties for Deeds of Flesh.
"Ivan's abilities on bass are regarded as one of the elite in the scene today and we are stoked to his addition to the band. Many thanx go out to Erlend Caspersen for his incredible work on 'Of What's to Come.'" More...
Chilean Djent band Naioth have confirmed the addition of Matias Iturra (ex-Mr. Hide) as permanent bassist in the band. The band also has announced its debut show at "The Metal Fest," which is set for October 19th in Santiago, Chile. Currently Naioth is working on its first music video for the title track from "Dance of Light."
The album was released last July via Digmetalworld Records for free download. You can stream the full album by going to this location.
Kansas City death metal band Torn The Fuck Apart has issued its new album "The Dissection of Christ." This marks the second album for the band, who already have an EP and a 2009 debut to their credit. Below is the cover art for "The Dissection of Christ," along with some live dates that Torn The Fuck Apart will be at. The band is streaming four songs from the album at this location plus an official video for the track "Dead Religion," which follows below.
Upcoming TORN THE FUCK APART Live Performances
Sept 29th - Manhattan, KS - Aggiefest @ O'malley's Alley
Oct 12th - Omaha, NE - Brutal Badlands Bash @ The Lair
Oct 20th - Kansas City, MO - Hammerween Afterparty @ Riot Room
Nov 24th - Overland Park, KS - Thankskilling 2012 @ The Roxy
New York death metal veterans Dehumanized recently inked a multi-album contract with US record label Comatose Music. "Controlled Elite" will be the title of the new Dehumanized album scheduled for world wide release on November 27th via Comatose Music. "All of us in Dehumanized are extremely excited to be a part of Comatose Music and 2013 is going to be the year to remember for all fans of Dehumanized," says George Torres, drummer and founding member. "We want to spread this new album like the plague!"
"Controlled Elite" picks up right where "Prophecies Foretold" left off over 14 years ago with plenty of old school NYC style grooves. Comatose Music's Steve Green has this to say about the upcoming release: "Being a long-time fan of Dehumanized I am absolutely honored to be working with these guys. This new album is crushing and proves that Dehumanized is back with a vengeance!" "Controlled Elite" was recorded at Full Force Studio in Long Island, NY and engineered by Joe Cincotta. Stay tuned for more album details, track listing and artwork.
The Brazilian power metal opera project Soulspell has uploaded the track "Change The Tide" to YouTube, and the song can be heard below. The track comes off upcoming album "Hollow's Gathering" that will be released on October 12th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. Pre-orders are available at this location.
"Hollow's Gathering" features guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens, Blaze Bailey, Michael Vescera (Obsession, ex. Loudness, Yngwie Malmsteen), Amanda Sommerville (Trillium, Avantasia), Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) and many more.
The album was mixed by Matt Smith (Theocracy) and mastered by Miro at The Gate Studio. Artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco. The track listing is:
01. Hollow's Gathering
02. A Rescue Into the Storm
03. To Crawl Or to Fly
05. Adrian’s Call
06. Change the Tide
07. From Hell
08. The Keeper’s Game
09. The Dead Tree
10. Whispers Inside You More...