Metal News for September 26, 2013
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Twenty Five years ago, 1988, the charts featured Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and of course, Guns N’ Roses. Also, Van Halen’s ‘OU812’, their second album with Sammy Hagar, held it’s own with three Top 25 singles. It was also the year of David Lee Roth’s second (full) solo album titled ‘Skyscraper.’ The first single and video was “Just Like Paradise” and as is most things Diamond Dave, entertaining. This video expanded Roth’s resume to include rock climber, boxer, and crowd surfer... More...
Seeker has teamed up with Sick Drummer Magazine to premiere an exclusive drum demo for “She,” a track from the forthcoming album, "Unloved." Check out the video below.
"Unloved" is due out October 29th, 2013. You can also watch the music video for the album's title track at this location.
Optic released the band's new album "Iris In" today - September 26th, 2013. In celebration of the release, the full album is now available for streaming online.
Check out the album stream in the SoundCloud player available below. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.
The Heavy Metal Association of Canada is proud to present "Canuck Metal Vol. 3," featuring 25 annihilating tracks from Canadian bands for free download.
You can download the songs at Bandcamp or stream them in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. A Scar For The Wicked - We Shall Prevail 03:09 (Perth, ON)
2. Answer With Metal - Generations 05:29 (Stouffville, ON)
3. Alphakill - Rebellion 04:54 (Winnipeg, MB)
4. Blasphemy Reborn - The Rebirth 05:38 (Melfort, SK)
5. BornBroken - Control 03:50 (Montreal, QC)
6. Buffalo Theory - Monstro 02:59 (Montreal, QC)
7. Crimson Shadows - Beyond The Mountain Wasteland 05:50 (Toronto, ON
8. D3ATHCHARGER - Forged In Steel 05:04 (London, ON)
9. Darkness In Aurora - Selflishly Used 03:24 (Peterborough, ON)
10. Edge of Attack - Forever 03:46 (Grand Prairie, AB)
11. Entropia - Wolves To The Slaughter 04:00 (Vancouver, BC)
12. Gales of Avalon - What Hell Have I 04:30 (Calgary, AB)
13. Ghoulunatics - King of The Undead 06:04 (Montreal, QC)
14. Hell Chamber - Bring Me Down 03:48 (Vancouver, BC)
15. Idillicah - Gone 03:00 (Brampton, ON)
16. Leah - Old World 04:02 (Vancouver, BC)
17. Lost In The Revolution - The Go Light Stop Machine 03:52 (Nanaimo, BC)
18. Monobrow - Mordrake's Revenge 04:59 (Ottawa, ON)
19. My Own Chaos - Because of Me 03:43 (Vancouver, BC)
20. Pronostic - Deviated Inner Spectrum 03:52 (Montreal, QC)
21. Psychotic Pulse - Obsession 03:53 (Toronto, ON)
22. Reason Prevails - No Kings 03:46 (Montreal, QC)
23. Sanktuary - Raise The Flag 04:25 (Yukon, NT / Halifax, NS)
24. Teach Her Treason - Annihilation 04:19 (Toronto, ON)
25. Through Death - Orphaned 03:38 (Montreal, QC) More...
Convulse has premiered the new song "Unholy War" online, which can be heard in the player below courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.
The track hails from Convulse's forthcoming new album, "Evil Prevails," set for international release on November 1st through Svart Records. "Evil Prevails" will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats and follows Convulse's comeback EP, "Inner Evil," released earlier this year by Svart. The track listing is as follows:
1. We Kill Our Kind
2. Unholy War
3. World Downfall
4. God Is Delusion
5. Evil Prevails
6. Days Are Dark
7. Reborn In Chaos
8. Oceans Of Dust More...
The members of Full of Hell continue to tour their bodies and van into disrepair in support of second LP, "Rudiments Of Mutilation."
Having just completed a latest East Coast run, the band is already prepared to set out on another mission, this time infiltrating Canada.
Sponsored by Exclaim! Magazine, the latest barrage of Full of Hell live entanglements will begin with a pair of shows in Pennsylvania October 15th and 16th on the way to the border to embark on a tour terrorizing the majority of Canada's largest metropolitan areas supporting Ken Mode for the next three weeks. More...
"Chemistry Of Consciousness" is the imminent new full-length album from Portland metal punks Toxic Holocaust. Today Loudwire is streaming a new track from the album titled "Rat Eater." Check it out in the player below.
"Chemistry Of Consciousness" will drop in North America on October 29th (October 25th in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28th in UK/World) on CD, LP and digitally. The track listing is as follows:
1. Awaken the Serpent
3. Rat Eater
4. Salvation is Waiting
5. Out of the Fire
6. Acid Fuzz
7. Deny the Truth
9. I Serve...
10. International Conspiracy
11. Chemistry of Consciousness More...
Almah has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming album and streaming a new song:
"We are proud to announce that Almah has signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of the new album 'Unfold.' The album to be out November 25th in Europe and December 3rd in North America. Also, check out our brand new single 'Raise the Sun' below."
The track listing is as follows:
1. In My Sleep
2. Beware The Stroke
3. The Hostage
4. Warm Wind
5. Raise The Sun
6. Cannibals In Suits
7. Wings of Revolution
9. I Do
10. You Gotta Stand
11. Treasure of The Gods
12. Farewell More...
Evan Brewer, who released new solo album "Your Itinerary" earlier this year (reviewed here), has now checked in to address his current absence from The Faceless during the band's tour with Between The Buried And Me. Brewer comments:
"I'm sure many of you have become aware of the fact that I have not been out with The Faceless on their current tour. I've been using this time to explore a potential musical opportunity that has presented itself.
"Initially we didn't feel the need to say anything because we thought it was only going to be a couple of shows missed but, due to the circumstances, it became apparent that it would be better for them to finish the tour without me. I am not looking to quit the band, merely exploring an opportunity and I hope to be back on tour with The Faceless again in the near future.
"We will fill you all in on details regarding future tours as soon as they develop. Please go support The Faceless on the rest of this fantastic tour and I will catch up with you all down the road." More...
The Swiss death metal quartet Disparaged will finally release fourth full-length album "And Babylon Fell" in October via Apostasy Records. Today the band also releases the new song "Approaching Underworld," which can be heard below.
"And Babylon Fell" was produced by Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Volbeat, Destruction, Pestilence) and the cover artwork was done by Polish artist Xaay.
U.K. avant-garde metal outfit Code today premieres a new song entitled "Glimlight Tourist," which will appear on the band's upcoming 3rd album, "Augur Nox." The release will hit shops on November 19th in Europe and November 26th in North America via Agonia Records. The following press release was also issued:
"Augur Nox is the first album featuring Code's new lineup of Aort, Wacian, Syhr, LORDt and Andras. The brand-new material demonstrates the band's fresh personnel in a vivid light, confirming Code's position as a radiant gem in the extreme metal world. It displays a multifaceted approach: from stunning wide-ranging vocals, otherworldly clean passages and barbed metallic riffery, all filtered through a refined prism of avant-garde black metal. The album is Code's most progressive effort to date, yet always captures the band's distinct eerie and arcane vibe.
"Featuring ten tracks and two interludes over a 55-minute playing time, Augur Nox is a bold step forward where acute songwriting and expansive experimentation go hand in hand. Code's sound has been both refined and exaggerated at the same time, to produce a melodically dense and ambitious piece of work. The band describes the forthcoming release as their "most dynamic and challenging material to date."
Augur Nox was mixed and mastered at Orgone Studios in London (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver) after three years of development and pre-production. The track listing is:
1. Black Rumination
2. Becoming Host
4. Glimlight Tourist
- Dx. (interlude)
5. Garden Chancery
6. The Lazarus Cord
7. The Shrike Screw
- Rx. (interlude)
8. Trace of God
9. Harmonies in Cloud
10. White Tryptych More...
Ireland's Xerosun has posted the following announcement online about parting ways with the band's bassist Paul Cassidy:
"We regret to announce that we have parted ways with our bass player Paul. We would like to wish him all the best and good luck in his future music endeavours.
Satyricon has released a lyric video for the track "The Infinity of Time and Space," which can be heard below. The track comes from the band's latest self-titled album (reviewed here). The full album's track listing is:
1. Voice of Shadows
2. Tro og Kraft
3. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (listen here)
4. Nocturnal Flare
5. Phoenix (streaming here)
6. Walker Upon The Wind
8. Ageless Northern Spirit
9. The Infinity of Time and Space
Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can pick up your copy of the album at this location.
Featuring former members of Spawn of Possession and Psycroptic, the Tasmanian outfit Mephistopheles is gearing up to release new album "Sounds of the End," which is due out in North America on October 1st, 2013 via Willowtip Records.
Today you can devastate your ears with the technical death metal assault of "Sounds of the End," as Metalunderground.com is now pleased to bring you a full stream of the album. Give it a listen below.
The ten-track offering was recorded at Red Planet Studio with Jake Long. "Sounds Of The End" includes cover art by Bill Dean (Psycroptic, Iciclan, Excarnated) and a layout provided by Cock And Ball Torture drummer Sascha Pahkle. Pre-order info is available at this location.
Comments vocalist Matthew “Chalky” Chalk on the album: "I've never been happier in any of my bands over the years than I have been in Mephistopheles. What we've put together is the freshest, most alive, most invigorating music I've ever been a part of and I cannot wait to show the world that Mephistopheles are here, we've got something new to say and we mean business!" More...
Southern California's Impending Doom has announced an all new LP called "Death Will Reign," which is due out November 5th, 2013 via eOne Music. The album was recorded, produced, and mixed by Will Putney at the Machine Shop.
“We wanted this album to sound very natural and unpolished,” explains longtime bassist David Sittig, a part of the lineup since before the first album’s release. “There’s no crazy digital stuff. There are no fake drums. We wanted it to have the feel of our first album with the songwriting from the last one. We’ve gotten better at song structures and so forth over the years, but we wanted to recapture that old-school vibe, too.” More...
Famined Records is proud to announce the addition of Germany's own progressive metal powerhouse, Neberu. The label comments:
"Their brand of progressive metal brings forth a new refreshing style to the way songs can be heard and enjoyed. Mixing heavy melodic lines, Djent-heavy riffs, and a dash of all-out pure chaos, Neberu are set to take the metal community hostage with the release of their upcoming EP.
"A worldwide release of Neberu's 'Impulsions' will be available in the near future via Famined Records. The EP will feature two singles. The first offering, ‘Decompressed,' can be heard below, and the second, yet-to-be-released single, 'Extrinsic Lucidity,' will feature Jessie Freeland, (formerly of The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.) with a guest vocal spot."
The band also comments about the signing: “Well honestly, we feel great! We are motivated like hell and are honoured to work with a label that has such great bands on its roster. We hope that the relationship between us and Famined will grow to a strong bond that pushes us to a higher level!” More...
In the light of the imminent street date for "Darkness In A Different Light," Fates Warning has posted an album sampler online containing of all the album's tracks. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of GuitarWorld.com.
The album is due out September 30th, 2013 in Europe and October 1st, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic. The track listing is as follows:
1. One Thousand Fires
5. I Am
7. Into The Black
8. Kneel And Obey
9. O Chloroform
10. And Yet It Moves More...
Lifeforce Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Ready, Set, Fall:
"We are proud to announce the signing of Italy's finest modern metal/metalcore act Ready, Set, Fall to the Lifeforce Records roster! The band's Lifeforce Records debut 'Memento' is set to be released in February 2014!
"If you are into outstanding melodies, striking choruses and a modern-style heavy sound, you have to listen to Ready, Set, Fall. This Italian band combines Swedish melodic death with American metalcore and a strong preference for agile variability. 'Memento' marks the first full length album and Lifeforce debut for this band which came together in Genoa in 2010.
"Some of the Ready, Set, Fall members have roots within the (pop) punk genre (Where Everything is, The Last Banned). Others paid their dues being part of metalcore and metal-acts such as Blood, Sweat And No Tears, Aspasia, and Living Corpse. With forming Ready, Set, Fall the Italians brought together their wide range of influences and predilections for the best elements of the Scandinavian and American heavy music scene.
"Listening to 'Memento' you cannot avoid to think of Soilwork, In Flames, Killswitch Engage, or All That Remains. This is exactly what Ready, Set, Fall want to achieve, without just copying those established acts. The quintet is driven by its internalization of modern-style metal, being played without any boundaries or restrictions. Enjoy!" More...
The Denver derelicts in Call of the Void are embarking upon a run of live takeovers. Joined by labelmates Ringworm and Howl on select dates, the onstage audio lashings began in Lincoln, Nebraska and will slaughter its way through nearly 30 cities including a stop at the Delaware Death Fest next month.
Additionally, Call of the Void will bring the ruckus to Denver Black Sky. Founded by Skinless throat Sherwood Webber, the three-stage event will be held on December 14th, 2013 and feature a debilitating lineup of Dying Fetus, Ghoul, Exhumed, Skinless, Speedwolf, Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Reproacher, Weekend Nachos, Iron Reagan, Axeslasher, Primitive Man, Vimana, Of Feather And Bone, Native Daughters, Black Sleep Of Kali, Dead Temple and Flight Of Sleipnir.
Call of the Void will be touring in support of the "Dragged Down A Dead End Path" full-length released earlier this year via Relapse Records. More...
Scar the Martyr - featuring Slipknot's Joey Jordison - has now posted the band's full new self-titled album online for streaming. Check it out at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Dark Ages
3. My Retribution
4. Soul Disintegration
5. Cruel Ocean
6. Blood Host (watch the video here)
7. Sign of the Omeneye
8. Anatomy of Erinyes
9. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In a Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind's Eye
14. Last Night On Earth More...
Brooklyn, NY's Mortals has announced a four week North American tour this Fall. The dates kick off on October 23rd in Brooklyn and run until November 18th in Philadelphia, PA.
The band will be playing its first run of Canadian and West Coast shows and will be performing select dates with -16-, The Body, Barghest, Savagist, and numerous others.
Mortals recently entered the studio to record a full-length debut for Relapse Records. The blackened sludge trio is working with Kevin Bernsten (Mutilation Rites, Magrudergrind, Pulling Teeth) at Baltimore's Developing Nations and will be wrapping up recording upon returning from tour. The album is due out next year. More...
Australian metallers Dawn Heist have signed to Bastardized Records and will release their new single "Zenith" on October 4th, worldwide. You can also stream the track below.
"Zenith" is taken from the band’s debut album "Catalyst," which is due for release later this year via Bastardized Records. Further details to be announced soon. The label also issued the following statement:
"Dawn Heist have been causing a huge stir throughout Australia and South East Asia with their synth infused groove-metal and are on a mission to conquer the rest of the world, starting with Europe. Having performed at festivals in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia playing to up to 30,000 people a night and toured their homeland with Terror, The Haunted, Sybreed, Mnemic and Psycroptic, the band has already cultivated a diverse fanbase. They hit Europe for the first time this autumn to tour with The Agonist and Threat Signal which includes a date at this year’s Euroblast Festival with Meshuggah, Monuments, The Algorithm and many more." More...
Scottish prog group Garden has now released a new EP entitled "Somewhere Else," which the band describes as "a quasi-concept album less metal-oriented than our debut, taking greater advantage of the variety in arrangements our lineup offers."
Garden plays a style of progressive metal influenced by acts such as Kamelot, Dream Theater, and Symphony X, but with a more transparent influence from 70s bands such as Yes, Jethro Tull, and King Crimson and a greater emphasis on the use of authentic instruments.
You can download the album on a name-your-price scale at Bandcamp here, or stream the songs below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Overture for the Divided 08:26
2. Leaving Home 07:32
3. In a Garden 06:18
4. Waiting for Fireworks 10:48
5. The View 07:13 More...
By The Patient has a new music video out now for "Bellum," which can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's "Afterbirth" EP. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Of Darkness 03:59
2. A Dead Meaning 04:47
3. Bellum 05:18
4. Afterbirth 03:03
Yesterday, Dez Fafara of Devildriver announced that tourmates Sylosis had been in a vehicle crash and would be dropping off the tour. Now Sylosis vocalist Josh Middleton has issued the following statement about the incident:
"Hey everyone, Josh here. Myself, Rob and Bailey have just been released after over ten hours in hospital. Carl is being kept in overnight as he's in too much pain to walk but should hopefully be released tomorrow morning (Montreal time) once some of his muscle pain/swelling has subsided.
"All four of us and our driver were hospitalized but seeing as Bailey was the only one who didn't get taken in on a stretcher and a neck brace he wasn't treated as urgently. He's just had his back sewn up and is off to the scrap yard where the RV was taken to get people's clothes and some personal items - hero.
"We're all very lucky. We've mostly just been stitched up (my eyebrow, a few on Carl's legs and Bailey's back), badly bruised and what feels like full body whiplash. In car accident terms we're alright but in general terms we're not physically capable of continuing on with the tour and aim to get back to our families and friends ASAP to recover.
"We want to thank the paramedics, the passers by who came to our help, the staff at the hospital and all of the fans and bands that have wished us well. It means the world to us."
Finnish act Amberian Dawn launched a crowd funding campaign for the band's upcoming new release and subsequent tour, tentatively scheduled for a 2014 release. The band offers perk packages for the album and pledges can be made over at this location. A video introducing the campaign can be seen here:
Italian melodic metal act Avelion released a new lyric video for the song "Liquid Breath." The track will appear on the upcoming EP "Liquid Breathing," which is out this fall. The EP was recorded, mixed at Silver Music Studio by Luca "X-Coc" Cocconi (The Modern Age of Slavery/Amassado) and Simone "Sygo" Sighinolfi (Hallucinator/Lowpitch). The band previously released the track "Falling Down", which features guest guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Vision Divine/Labyrinth).
The lyric video was created and edited by Viron 2.0 & Jessie Nero. Check it out here:
Sweden's Necrophobic is due to drop new album "Womb of Lilithu" via Season of Mist on October 25th in Europe (October 29th in North America).
With the album's official release date inching ever closer, today Metalunderground.com is offering fans an exclusive early listen to a track off "Womb of Lilithu." A new lyric video for the rockin' black metal track "Furfur," created by Fabien Laubry, can be viewed below.
If you dig what you hear, pick up your pre-order for the album at the Season of Mist e-shop here. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Womb Of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis