Metal News for September 28, 2012
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Chilean brutal death metal band Urogenital Macrophage recently released its debut album via Charred Remains Records. Titled "Perversion and Sickness Destroy the Human Race," the trailer for it can be viewed over here. Urogenital Macrophage has also released an official video for the song "Loh Pesho," which you can listen to below. More uploads from the band are posted over at Facebook.
Eugene, Oregon technical death metal band Omnihility - which hails from the 'Willamette Valley of Death," is finally releasing its debut album "Biogenesis" on Butchered/Sevared Records on October 1st. Below are a few songs that the band is streaming from it over on its ReverbNation page, plus you can listen to the live "Unsummoned" video that Omnihility has posted over on its Facebook wall. Omnihility recently welcomed drummer Fred Tucker to the band.
Italian brutal death metal band Necrotorture has released its debut full-length album "Gore Solution" on Sevared Records. A trailer has been streaming for "Gore Solution," which was recorded at the 16th Cellar Studios earlier in the year. It has been a full six years since the debut EP "Blood Feast" from Necrotorture, a band which features an ex-member (vocalist Alex Manco) of Hour Of Penance.
London slam band Unfathomable Ruination will be following up its EP with a brand new release on Sevared Records this October 1st. Titled "Misshapen Congenital Entropy," the band is streaming two tracks from the upcoming release - "Edges of Disfigured Atrocity" and "Carved Inherent Delusion." You can access the latter track by going here, while the first one is posted below. Unfathomable Ruination also will be doing a cover of the Death classic "Vacant Planets" among the nine tracks and will feature guest appearances by Giulio Mochini (Hour of Penance) and Konstantin Lühring (Defeated Sanity) on the album.
New Jersey thrash 'n' rollers Hammer Fight are gearing up for next month's OktoberWrecked Tour. This nine date trek will see the band traverse the Midwest and on the East Coast. Hammer Fight's newest tune, "A Corpse is a Corpse (of Course, of Course)," which the band recorded in January of this year for the film "The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse," is now streaming exclusively at this location.
OktoberWrecked Tour 2012 dates:
10/19 - Lansing, MI - Blackened Moon Concert Hall
10/20 - Crestwood, IL - Badabrew
10/21 - TBA
10/22 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
10/23 - Lowell, MA - The Worthen House
10/24 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar
10/25 - New York, NY - Lit Lounge
10/26 - Philadelphia, PA - JR's Bar
10/27 - Frederick, MD - Lallo's
Down has released the official video for the track "Witchtripper," which is from the new six song album "Down IV Part 1 - The Purple EP." Check out that video below. "The Purple EP" is the first in a series of four EPs that Down plans to release a year apart, with the next EP coinciding with the band's 2013 tour. The last two EPs should see releases later next year.
Australian extreme metal band Thy Art Is Murder has now released a new video clip for the devastating "Reign of Darkness" track, which can be found below. "Reign of Darkness" is the opening song off the band's new album "Hate," set to be released on October 19th and available for pre-order right here. The track listing is:
1. Reign of Darkness
2. The Purest Strain of Hate
3. Vile Creations
4. Shadow of Eternal Sin
6. Infinite Forms
7. Dead Sun
8. Gates of Misery
9. Defective Breed
10. Doomed from Birth More...
South Carolina act Favor The Heart has posted a new song online for streaming titled "On And On," which can be heard in the player below. "On And On" is set to appear on a forthcoming EP from the band, and more info on Favor The Heart can be found via Facebook here. Favor The Heart is:
Drums - Jordan Thorp
Guitar - Andrew Birsner
Guitar - Chad Fischesser
Bass - Robert Gaynor
Vocals - Randy Dupree
Portland, Oregon Atrirach has completed work on a new full-length album titled “Ritual Of Passing," which is set for release on October 30th, 2012. Profound Lore Records comments:
"Following up the acclaimed 'Forever The End' debut from last year, Atriarch would slowly develop a strong distinct identity through an amalgamation of deathrock, classic ‘80s goth, doom and black metal respectively. An intriguing mix which would mirror the powerful aesthetic and vibe brought forth from such bands as Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Cure, Christian Death, The Gault, and Asunder.
"Through several years of trial, as the band would gradually develop and define their sound, 'Ritual Of Passing' (which also features a guest appearance by Jessica Way of Worm Ouroboros on the closing track) is the becoming result of this chaos-embracing culmination, the masterpiece the band have been threatening to create since their inception in 2009.
"A harrowing, religious sonic offering drenched and drowning in wall-of-sound-like atmosphere commanded by the sermon-like vocals of Lenny Smith. Bleak, haunting, oppressive, and violent 'Ritual Of Passing' will serve as one of the most intriguing and commanding albums of the year."
The album's track listing is:
7. Outro (Lucifer speaks with Death) More...
Midwest metal band Wolvhammer is going to embark on a U.S. East Coast tour run with comrades in legendary U.S. cult black metal band Krieg and the new band Doomsday (which features Wolvhammer/Chrome Waves/ex-Nachtmystium guitarist Jeff Wilson).
The tour dates are as follows and look for Jeff Wilson (aka Lord Darkness) to be doing triple duty on this tour as he will be playing with all bands:
10/26 – Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Darkness Festival* (day show)
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon Bar
10/28 – Green Bay, WI – Crunchy Frog
10/29 – Indianapolis, IN – Jukebox
10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/31 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/01 – Baltimore, MD – TBA
11/02 – Somerville, MA – PA’s Lounge
11/03 – New York, NY – Union Pool
11/04 – Columbus, OH – TBA*
*Wolvhammer only More...
Murder Construct, the California death/grind act boasting an all-star line up of death metal and grindcore veterans including Travis Ryan (CATTLE DECAPITATION), Danny Walker (EXHUMED, INTRONAUT) and Leon Del Muerte (EXHUMED, IMPALED), recently released its debut full-length album, entitled "Results." You can stream the entire album below via bandcamp.
But Metalunderground.com can now present the exclusive premiere of another track from the "Results" recording sessions that's not on the album. The track is alled "Murder Construct" and Guitarist Leon Del Muerte commented on it:
The song is two riffs we put together literally just days before we started tracking. More of a companion piece than an album track, and definitely the slowest thing we've recorded. The only song that doesn't contain a blast beat. Or even a d-beat, for that matter. Kevin put together the samples in a relatively short amount of time and boom, a small ode to Autopsy is born.
You can hear "Murder Construct" below.
Here's the tracklisting for "Results":
1. Red All Over
2. Under the Weight of the Wood
3. No Question, No Comment
4. Gold Digger
5. Compelled by Mediocrity
6. The Next Life
7. Dead Hope
8. Feign Ignorance
9. Mercy, Mercy
10. Malicious Guilt
Stream the band's entire "Results" album via bandcamp below:
Murder Construct recently released a music video for the song "Red All Over," directed by Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation).
Witches Mark has uploaded rehearsal footage of the band performing "Swarm" with Texas metal legend and South Texas Walk of Fame alumni Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Watchtower, Ignitor), who also guests on the studio version of "Swarm" as featured on the band's upcoming "Witching Metal Ritual" full length. Check out the clip below.
This footage comes hot on the heels of the recently released "Bringers Of Heavy Metal Death," the first studio track uploaded from the soon to be released "Witching Metal Ritual" due out this Winter through Heaven and Hell Records. Give the song a listen at this location.
Mike, Schmier & Vaaver from German thrash metal legends Destruction are currently in Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with Engineer Martin Buchwalter recording the new 30th Anniversary album entitled "Spiritual Genocide." The second installment in a series of studio videos has been posted and can be viewed below. The reports that has been visits from fellow 30th Anniversary alumni: thrash gods Tom Angelripper (Sodom) and Gerre (Tankard), who will perform on the record.
Saint of Disgrace has released a new digital single titled "For My Pain" through Inverse Records, and a video clip for the new song "Blood of a Saint" is now available for viewing below. The single's track listing is:
1. Blood Of A Saint
2. For My Pain
Inverse Records also commented, "Saint of Disgrace is a melodic death-metal band formed in 2009. Originally the band drew it’s influences from viking mythology, but has changed it’s style to a more melodic direction, adding keyboards and clean female vocals to their arsenal. Saint of Disgrace has reached it’s current form during the past year, adding almost progressive nuances to their straightforward melodic death-metal set. The best qualities of the band are their 'Beauty and the Beast' style of singing, switching between beautiful, clean female vocals and brutal death-metal growls in relation to their straightforward and powerful style of melodic death-metal." More...
Wömit Angel was founded in early summer of 2010 in Tampere, Finland, by three guys who wanted to create music that makes you want to drink your ass off and to mosh your head off. The band's new album "Sodomatik Rites Of I.N.R.I" will come out this Fall through Inverse on November 30th. For more info on the creatively titled band, head over to Facebook.
The album's track listing is:
1. Sodomatik Rites Of I.N.R.I
2. Unholy and Horny (soul torturing crew)
3. Into the Storm of Sodom
4. Buried in pig skin
5. Deathrape in Deep C(ünt)
6. Armageddon belongs to me
7. Souls Burning Black
8. Release the Blood
10. Werewolf Extravaganza
11. Monastery Pervert
12. Corporal Mortification
13. Killing starts
U.S. East Coast doom metallers Hour Of 13 are gearing up for this year's edition of the Dublin Doom Days festival in Ireland. The fourth edition of the festival kicks off today at The Pint in Dublin, with Houf Of 13 set to perform tomorrow (Saturday, September 29th) in support of new album, "333." Also included on the festival bill are the likes of Urfaust, Weed Priest, The Veil, Weeping Ulcer, and more.
Hour of 13 guitarist Chad Davis recently commented: "Hour of 13 are pleased to be a part of the 2012 installment of Dublin Doom Days. A little over 2 years to the date, it will be great to play our second-only European appearance in the birthplace of our first ever live show. The people in the Irish scene are extremely amazing, and we would like nothing more than to bring our music back to them for round two."
Alongside core band members Chad Davis (guitars) and Phil Swanson (vocals), Hour of 13's live line-up at the festival will be completed by Law Bowler (Two Tales of Woe) on guitar, Anais Chareyre (Celtachor) on drums, and Emile Quigley (Celtachor) on bass. Check out the Dublin Doom Days flyer at this location. Hour of 13's upcoming live shows are:
Sep. 29, 2012 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Oct. 26, 2012 - New York, NY - Saint Vitus
Apr. 18, 2013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival
After the band's van caught fire while on tour earlier this week, Decrepit Birth has now issued the following statement about having equipment and personal items stolen from the replacement rental van:
"More bad energy has come to us in the form of a theft last night night in San Francisco. Our rental van had the side window broken out and all of our personal bags with cash, laptop computers, cell phones, passports, and id's were stolen.
"This was a major blow to go along with our van catching on fire in Canada and having to leave it there to be junked. At this point we will have to regretfully drop from the last few days of tour. The costs are overwhelming at this point, and to continue on would dig an even deeper hole of debt for the band, which we can't afford.
"We had a great time touring with our brothers in Obituary, Broken Hope, Jungle Rot, and Encrust. These bands were beyond awesome to us during the past week of issues we've gone through.
"Thanks to all the fans for coming out and making this such a great tour aside from the bullshit. We gave it our all every night for you, our fans. We're down but not out....
"If you feel like donating to our new van fund, you can send your donation via Paypal to email@example.com. We really appreciate that our fans have reached out to us and offered to help, you guys are the best!" More...
After streaming a snippet of the song "Manticore" online, infamous British act Cradle of Filth has now released the full track online for streaming. Check out the song in the SoundCloud player available below.
"Manticore" will be featured on the Filth's upcoming new album "The Manticore and Other Horrors," due out October 30th, 2012. You can also hear the song "For Your Vulgar Delectation" over at this location, and the album's full track listing is:
1. The Unveiling of O
2. The Abhorrent
3. For Your Vulgar Delectation
6. Frost On Her Pillow
7. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
8. Pallid Reflection
9. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker
12. Death, The Great Adventure *Deluxe Edition Digipak
13. Sinfonia *Deluxe Edition Digipak More...
Hooded Menace has teamed up with Metal Injection to release a video for "Crumbling Insanity," which can be viewed at this location or in the player below.
"Crumbling Insanity" is off the band's new album "Effigies of Evil" (reviewed here), which is out now through Relapse Records. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Hooded Menace has created one of the most devastating death/doom albums you will hear all year in 'Effigies of Evil' (out now on Relapse Records). Suffocating and haunting, Hooded Menace has created a name for itself in the underground over recent years and 'Effigies of Evil' has established the band as the best doom act around.
"Now, the band is unveiling a music video for the track 'Crumbling Insanity' over at Metal Injection. Directed by Justin Oakley for Burial Offerings (Ulver), the video is based on the classic, 'the Fall of the House of Usher'. Head over to Metal Injection now to check out the clip!" More...
Boston-based blog Nefarious Realm premieres new music today from fellow Massachusetts natives Hivesmasher as part of "BMA Week," a week devoted to Black Market Activities and the label's fall releases. Stream Hivesmasher's "The Shit Waltz" at this location.
Hivesmasher's debut for BMA, "Gutter Choir," hits stores October 23rd. The band's own description of its sound is "a giant middle finger waved in the world's general direction."
Nefarious Realm's own Matt Darcy also introduced Metalunderground readers to Hivesmasher back in August when he contributed a guest "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column on Boston bands. Read the full thing at this location. The following press release was also issued about Hivesmasher: More...
Austin, TX metal band Eagle Claw will release sophomore album "Timing of the Void" on October 30th via ECH Records. The follow up to the group's 2010 debut "Poacher," the "Timing of the Void" album was recorded at Folkvang Studios and produced by Bryan Richie of fellow ATX metalheads The Sword.
Today, Revolver premieres the new Eagle Claw track "Fifth Ring." Give the song a listen at this location.
Immediately following the release of "Timing of the Void," Eagle Claw will hit the road for a U.S. tour as special guests of The Sword. The tour will launch on October 29th in Corpus Christi, TX and run through November 24th in Baton Rouge, LA. Dates are available below. More...
Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer was interviewed by the Talk To Me Project last month in Kiev, Ukraine. Video from the interview can be viewed in the player available below.
Devastating French force of destruction Gojira has released a new live video for the track "Explosia," which was filmed at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York, NY on August 14th. Check out the clip below.
"Explosia" is featured on the band's new album "L'Enfant Sauvage," available now through Roadrunner Records. To hear more from the album, watch the lyric video for "The Axe" over at this location.
Pitch Black Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Blynd to release a new album:
"It’s with extreme pleasure that we welcome one of Cyprus’ most established bands into our roster. Blynd was formed in 2003 and has since released since then 2 EPs and a full length album ('The Enemy,' 2010).
"Blynd's massive thrash/death sound gets everybody moving and moshing right from the first note and this is evident by the crowd reaction during their many live shows in Cyprus and abroad. Blynd participated at this summer’s Bloodstock Festival after winning a local battle of the bands competition and have also toured with Sodom during the Legions Tour 2011 while in recent years they have provided support for bands such as Children of Bodom, Rotting Christ, Sepultura, and Septic Flesh. Blynd's new album, 'Punishment Unfolds' will simply… unfold (yes, pun intended) a 'smack-in-the-face-don’t-know-what-hit-me' upon listening! It features 10 tracks of utter brutality."
“Punishment Unfolds” features guest appearances by Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) and George Charalambous (Winter's Verge) and is set for release on November 20th, just in time before the band embarks on yet another tour, which kicks off on November 27th. Check out the song "The Chosen Few" below. The full track listing is as follows: More...
IWrestledABearOnce will take a small detour from the upcoming "Ruining Earth for Everybody" tour for the premiere of the band's debut theatrical release, "A Beary Scary Movie." The band will debut the horror film on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at Laemmle's Noho 7 Theater in North Hollywood, CA.
Free and open to the public, IWrestledABearOnce will be present for the movie screening and will meet fans and answer questions. Seating is limited, so fans should be sure to get there early if they want to get good seats and speak with the band. The movie starts at 10:00 PM sharp, doors open at 9:30 PM.
Following the Los Angeles premiere, "A Beary Scary Movie" will be shown in Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at the Carmike 18 Theater. The event begins at 8:00 PM and in addition to the screening, the band will be doing a meet and greet with fans. Advance tickets are available for $10 here, and will be $12 the day of the event. More...
Daemonicus has revealed the new "Deadwork" album is set for release on October 12th, 2012 via Abyss Records, with pre-orders available right here.
"Deadwork" was recorded at Fenix Recording Studios (Drums) and C.C.H.B. Studios (Guitars, Bass & Vocals). The album was produced by Daemonicus and Krille Englund, engineered by Krille Englund, and mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Enhanced Audio Productions @ Garageland Studios, Umeå). The track listing is:
1. A Dead Work of Art
2. The Grandeur of Total Termination
3. Embracing Her Remains
4. We Feast On Your Flesh
5. The Hymn of Ubo Sathla
6. From Alive to Dead Life
7. Blood Red November (MDXX)
9. Nothing But Death
10. As Extinction Came More...
German metal pioneers Helloween announced that the band's follow up to "7 Sinners" will be entitled "Straight Out of Hell." The LP will be released on January 18, 2012 through Sony Music. The announcement on the band's official website reads:
"What Charlie Bauerfeind has been producing at the MiSueno Studios throughout the last months is the consequent follow-up for “7 Sinners”. Matching the tour motto and even more so the hellish new songs the upcoming album is called “STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL”. It will be released worldwide January 18 and will turn winter 2013 into a pretty hot affair. At this time, Charlie and the boys are giving the finishing touches to the production. “STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL” will also be featuring a limited version with bonus tracks and special packaging...more infos to come!"
This on the heels of announcing the redux of the "Hellish Rock Tour II," the second co-headlining tour with Gamma Ray (featuring Helloween founder Kai Hansen). On that, the band commented:
"The ‘remake’ of the 'Hellish Rock Tour' of 2007/2008 is taking shape. The bookers are working at full blast and can already announce the first dates of the upcoming world tour under the colors of 'Hellish Rock Part II'."
More details on "Straight Out of Hell" are expected soon.
Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album from Finsterforst this coming November:
"The nature-loving warriors hailing from the German Black Forest release their fourth album 'Rastlos' ('Restless') and offer the listener their definite masterpiece so far. The five mighty and overlong songs present themselves as a sweeping diversity of melodies and moods.
"Finsterforst combine melancholic folklore, untamed Black Metal fury with majestic soundscapes, thus giving the songs a hypnotic dynamic. This particular effect is strengthened by the sophisticated and fitting use of authentic instruments like the accordion or a full horn section. The great vocal work add to this result and range from grim vocals to proud choirs.
"All these ingredients make 'Rastlos' an intensive adventure, just like wandering through the enthralled and mystical places of the Black Forest. A majestic and epic masterpiece! The new album 'Rastlos' will be unleashed on November 23rd!" More...
The new EP "It All Fades" by The Gardnerz has been released through Abyss Records, and now the band is streaming tracks from the release online. Check out "Melatonin" and "Don't Look Back" in the SoundCloud clips below. The track listing is:
1. Don't Look Back
2. A Horrible Disease
3. Transilvanian Hunger (Darkthrone Cover)
4. It All Fades
6. Erasing Bad Specimen More...
Standby Records artists Modern Day Escape is teaming up for a North American tour with Affiance and Deception of a Ghost. The first leg of the jaunt kicks off September 30th in Fullerton, CA and runs through October 20th in Pittsburgh PA. A complete list of confirmed dates can be found below. Modern Day Escape is touring in support of latest release "Under the Gun," which came out earlier this year on Standby Records.
9/30: Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar - Free Show
10/2: Ogden, UT @ Mojoes
10/3: Englewood, CO @ Moe's Original
10/4: Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
10/5: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
10/6: La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
10/7: Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
10/9: Akron, OH @ Musica
10/10: Toledo, OH @ Frankies
10/11: Kettering, OH @ The Attic
10/12: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/13: Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
10/14: Quebec City, QC @ Union Commerciale
10/15: Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
10/17: Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
10/18: Danbury, CT @ The Heirloom Arts Theater
10/19: Trenton, NJ @ The Backstage at Champs
10/20: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks More...
French dub-metallers The Algorithm will release "Polymorphic Code" on November 19th, 2012 via Basick Records. According to the label, "not only is this album wildly inventive and groundbreaking, it challenges the very existence of genre classifications and scenes all together."
A promo video for "Access Granted" can be viewed below, and you can also hear a non-live version of the song in the SoundCloud player available after the jump. Basick Records comments:
"The brainchild of talented producer Remi Gallego, The Algorithm infuse modern metal riffs and rhythms with a menagerie of electronic subgenres such as IDM, chiptune and breakcore, to concoct their own style of fiercely heavy music. Imagine a mash up electonrica driven breakdowns, djenty guitars, gut wrenching sub wobs and glitchy melodies all working together to fluidly pummel your head into the future."
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. Bouncing Dot
4. Access Granted
5. Logic Bomb
6. Warp Gate Exploit
8. Panic More...
German power/progressive act Mob Rules premiered its new music video for the song "Fire & Ice" over at noisecreep.com at this location (also can be viewed below). The song will appear on the band's forthcoming seventh studio effort entitled "Cannibal Nation," which is due for release on October 19, 2012 through AFM Records.
The track listing for "Cannibal Nation" is as follows:
1. Close My Eyes
3. Tele Box Fool
4. Ice & Fire
5. Soldiers of Fortune
6. The Sirens
7. Scream for the Sun (May 29th 1953)
8. Cannibal Nation
Check out "Ice & Fire" here: More...
It's officially time to start annoying the shit out of your neighbors with drunken 2 A.M. screaming and a whole lotta headbanging, as the Rock Band Network again has a load of new metal tracks for your downloading pleasure. This week, the following tracks have been made available for the Xbox 360 edition:
Buried in Black – “One By One” (80 MSP)
Buried in Black – “One By One (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Internal Corrosion – “Legacy of Blood” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “Hate Turns Black” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “Hate Turns Black (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Revocation – “Chaos of Forms” (160 MSP)
Soma Dark – “Resolute (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Strikken – “Closer (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Strikken – “Re-Live” (80 MSP)
War of Ages – “Redeemer” (80 MSP)
War of Ages – “Redeemer (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Pickings are a bit slimmer for the PS3 players, but you still get the following two songs on October 2nd (October 3rd in Europe):
ETHS – “Adonaï” ($1.99) [This stellar female-fronted act unfortunately split with its vocalist last week]
Blackguard – “This Round’s On Me” ($1.99)
After recently releasing a music video for "More Me," Dunderbeist has now revealed the band's new album "Songs of the Buried" is due out on November 16th in Norway and November 20th in the rest Europe. The artwork has also been revealed below, and the track listing is:
2. Father serpent
4. Enter exile
5. The hidden ones
6. Songs of the buried
8. Four of the seven
9. Forcefed boar's head
10. Mongrel More...
Mutiny Within has issued the following announcement about working on new material and posting a preview online:
"Mutiny Within's 2nd album has been sat around in demo form for well over a year. After disbanding in June 2011, Chris, AJ, Bill, Brandon and Dan have decided to finish what they started. Here's the first previews of the new songs.
"Release Date: TBA. It's great to finally show you what we've been working on since our first album. Share this with everybody you know." More...
Barcelona's post-black metal act Obsidian Kingdom has issued the following update about releasing a new album:
"It's time for us to reveal some relevant information about our new album. It is entitled 'MANTIIS - an agony in fourteen bites,' and it will feature a single song cut into fourteen tracks. It is due out 16th November 2012.
"More will be told soon; for the time being, take a peek at the cover (courtesy of Elena Gallen and Estudio Ritxi Ostáriz)."
Poland's Saratan is set to drop new album "Martya Xwar" this coming November 23rd, 2012 via Massacre Records. A track from the release, titled "Mastema," has now been posted online for streaming and can be heard in the player available below.
The band also previously commented: "'Martya Xwar' is about forty minutes of apocalyptic death – thrash metal, full of oriental and classical ornaments. Ethnic music, occultism and orchestrations are the main focus on this album. 'Martya Xwar' was recorded over the course of five months in five recording studios in Polnad and Germany – it was mixed and mastered by V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Celtic Frost) at Woodshed Studio."
Belgium's Saille, which is currently recording a new album, has issued the following announcement about upcoming shows with Negura Bunget:
"We are very proud to announce our first tour, accompanied by the legendary Negura Bunget. More dates TBA! On each of these shows, both Negura Bunget and Saille will play seven of their deadly tunes."
19/01 OHK, Oostende (Be)
20/01 Staddijk, Nijmegen (NL)
21/01 De Gloppe, Leeuwarden (NL) More...
Texas In July is set to release a new self-titled album on October 9th, 2012 and today the band has revealed another track from the album. Check out "Paranoia" over through Alternative Press here. You can also listen to the previously posted song "Cry Wolf" in the player below.
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's Christmas show:
"No OG show - Christmas is cancelled! Due to the extensive Orange Goblin plans for 2013 and in particular the planned UK tour in Jan / Feb, it is with great sadness that we have to report that there will be NO annual Christmas show in London this December. If all goes to plan then the Christmas show will return in 2013, bigger and better than ever!"
Remaining Orange Goblin shows for 2013 are as follows:
Thu 4th Oct - An Club, Athens, GR
Fri 5th Oct - Stage Club, Larissa, GR
Sat 6th Oct - Eightball Club, Thessaloniki, GR
Sat 13th Oct - Full Moon Dog Fest, The Cockpit, Leeds, UK
Fri 19th Oct - Academy, Manchester, UK (w/ DOWN)
Sat 20th Oct - HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK (w/ DOWN)
Sun 21st Oct - Roundhouse, London, UK (w/ DOWN)
Sat 17th Nov - The Westcoast Bar, Margate, UK
Sat 8th Dec - Speedfest, Eindhoven, NL (w/ Monster Magnet, Red Fang and many more)
Finnish act Wintersun posted the second album preview for the long awaited upcoming release of "Time I," the sophomore effort from the band that is eight years in the making. This preview entitled "Licks & Tricks with Kai" showcases the bonus DVD that will accompany the album. "Time I" will be released October 19 in Europe and October 22nd in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
The first preview can be seen at this location. Check out the preview here:
German thrashers The Prophecy 23 posted up a new music video for the song "We Are the Pit Police." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Green Machine Laser Beam," which is available now via Massacre Records.
Check out "We Are the Pit Police" here:
Dokken has released a brand new music video for the single "Empire", taken from the band's 11th studio album 'Broken Bones.’ For serious Dokken fans, there is a DVD, which features a comprehensive "Making of the Album" documentary. This begs the question, are there non-serious Dokken fans? More...
French extreme deathcore band Right To The Void entered MathLab Recording studio in Italy a few days ago to record debut album “Kingdom Of Vanity” with producer Jonathan Mazzeo.
Straight after the album production/tracking is finished, the band will fly to Canada to mix and master the songs with producer Christian Donaldson (The Agonist, Beneath The Massacre, Cryptopsy).
The record will feature the following tracks: "Like A Disease," "Phœnix," "World Decay," "A Black Conclusion," "War Of Glory," "In Oblivion," "Reborn From Ashes," "Again And Again…" "Until The End," "Kingdom Of Vanity," "Stay," and "We Have Failed."
Wormholedeath will release the album world-wide through Aural Music Group in early 2013. According to the label, the album is "going to be an outstanding mixture of brutality and melody." Check out studio footage below. More...
Xandria has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming festival appearances and tour dates:
"Xandria will be giving their US debut next year on the renowned ProgPower festival in Atlanta, Georgia! Date is September 6th 2013. We want to see all you US fans of Xandria there in the front row, ok?
"From the West to the East: We would also like to announce the first Russian date for the current album: Saturday, 13.04.2013 Club Arctica, St. Petersburg . Yes, it's a Xandria headliner show - see all you fans from the area there!
"We are happy to announce our next European Tour as special guest of American Melodic-Power-Metal Gods Kamelot! We will come all over Europe in November, along with Kamelot, Blackguard (CAN) and Triosphere (NOR). Find all dates below and if we are next to your hometown, come and rock with us!!! Looking forward to see you all on tour – it's gonna be a ball! " More...