Metal News for September 29, 2012
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26 news articles posted on this day.
U.K. act Dark Forest has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"We're very pleased to announce Josh Winnard as the new vocalist for Dark Forest! We played our first gig with Josh last night which was met with great enthusiasm and excitement from the crowd!
"We have also re-recorded a section of the song 'A Deadly Premonition' as a demo track with Josh's vocals which you can listen to here on our page. Thanks to Jonathyn Morgan for the recording and mixing!
"Our next gig with be Full Moon Dog Festival in Leeds on the 13th October, it's a great line up so don't miss it! After that we will soon be going back into the studio to record our third full length album! Keep checking back for news and updates!" More...
Swedish act Eternal Oath has issued the following announcement about gearing up to record a new album:
"Hi folks, in December we will kick off the recording of the new album. We have decided not to go to Gothenburg this time, but stay in Stockholm.
"The producer will be Jocke Skog from Fear and Loathing studios that has worked with acts such as Meshuggah and Scarpoint to mention a few. So count on an extra heavy production on the upcoming record.
"Want to keep up with more detail on the way to the start of the recording? Want to be the first one to receive all news from us?Follow us on Twitter here."
You can also listen to Eternal Oath's music over at the band's Facebook profile.
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user "impaledonafence1," of Morbid Angel playing live at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA on September 28th.
Watch the video clips for "Maze of Torment" and "Existo Vulgore" in the clips available below, or find more footage at YouTube here.
Leprous kicked off the European Progressive Assult tour last night in Norway, and the band has now posted the last teaser trailer for the final stop of the tour: Eindhoven, where Leprous will play at Effenaar, October 27th. Leprous comments:
"To count down to the tour, the guys in Leprous have decided to show that they don't live up to the myth that 'bands on tour don't know anything about the cities they're in.' Einar and TorO will demonstrate their impressing knowledge about all the 21 cities they're about to assult. 20th city on the tour is Eindhoven.
"Wondering why the last show is at episode 20 out of 21? Well you might just have to be patient and wait to see what episode 21 has in stall... In the meantime: Entertain yourselves with today's episode where you, amongst other things, will be able to feast your eyes on some amazing dancing skills."
India's Heathen Beast released the new EP "The Drowning of the Elephant God" earlier this year, and the band has now posted the title track online for streaming. Check out the song in the player below, or find the previously posted video for "Contaminating the Ganges" at this location. For more info on Heathen Beast, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
This weekend founding Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly will take to the road for a four-show California tour in support of his recently released third solo album, "The Forgiven Ghost In Me." For the first time, Kely will be joined on these shows by cohorts Noah Landis and Greg Dale as Scott Kelly And The Road Home, bringing his dark Americana to fruition on stage in a whole new way, as they did on the new album.
The action begins tonight in San Francisco and plays through Oakland, Fullerton and Los Angeles, with opening support from YOB frontman Mike Scheidt. You can also stream the title track to the new album “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” via Decibel Magazine’s blog right here.
9/29/2012 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern w/ Mike Scheidt
9/30/2012 Uptown Nightclub - Oakland, CA w/ Mike Scheidt
10/01/2012 The Slidebar - Fullerton, CA w/ Mike Scheidt
10/02/2012 Cineplex at the Silent Movie Theater - Los Angeles, CA w/ Mike Scheidt
Portugal's Heavenwood is celebrating 20 years of existence and recently entered Unkle Rock Studio for a special recording session to commemorate the anniversary. The band has now posted a brief studio video online, which can be viewed below. Further details on the songs being recorded will be announced as they are made available.
Brazil's Masterpiece released the new album "Heirs of Freedom" earlier this year, and now the full album is available online for streaming. Check out the songs in the player below, or find more on Masterpiece over at Facebook here.
1. Harbinger 01:52
2. Revenge 05:37
3. No More 03:55
4. Mr. Disgrace 06:32
5. Drowned in the Sea of Lie 04:18
6. Hecatombe 03:40
7. For the Heirs of Freedom 05:56
8. Trajectory of Death 04:16
9. Lane 07:27
10. The Thing Out of Control 04:19
11. The Collector 05:28 More...
In a miracle of science, Metal Injection cloned Devin Townsend for the sole purpose of interviewing himself. Who better than Devy to interview Devy? And so, Devin did just that, doing a fine job asking about Devin's new album, "Epicloud," and why he's not into reforming Strapping Young Lad.
Belgian act Dehuman has updated its "Bleeding Europe 2012" tour schedule, which is broken into two legs. The band's upcoming shows are:
PT.1: "The New Elite tour" opening for Master
- Oct. 6th – NL – Steenwijk – De Buze
- Oct. 7th – BE – Oostende – Ohk Oostende
- Oct. 8th – FR – Nantes – Floride
- Oct. 9th – FR – Bordeaux – Heretic (+ AD PATRES!)
- Oct. 10th – IT – Torino – United
- Oct. 11th – IT – Roma – Traffic Live
- Oct. 12th – IT – Prato – Controsenso
- Oct. 13th – AT – Dornbirn – Kulturcafé Schlachthaus
Check the Facebook event page here.
PT.2: "Mincing Authority tour" opening for Agathocles
- Oct. 14th – FR – Luynes – Korigan
- Oct. 15th – IT – Napoli – Sudterranea
- Oct. 16th – IT – Roma – Bencivenga
- Oct. 17th – SI – Ljubljana – Gronka Metelkovam
- Oct. 18th – IT – Milano – Blue Rose Saloon
- Oct. 19th – IT – Venice – Officine Meccaniche
- Oct. 20th – IT – Rimini – Boulevard Club
Check the Facebook event page here.
Footage has been posted online of cult goregrind act Gronibard performing at the Momignies Extreme Fest 2 earlier this month. Check out the clip below. Gronibard simply comments: "We swear we were sober! (ok, sometimes, we lie)."
Putrevore has just released the vinyl 12" version of its second album "Macabre Kingdom" on Xtreem Music. The album initially came out in July and marks the second old school death metal release from this band comprised of Dave Rotten (Avulsed/Christ Denied) and Rogga (Paganizer/Ribspreader). An upload of the track "The Mysteries of the Worm (Part 1)" is streaming below, with the second part posted over on MySpace.
Hailing from Northern Ireland, Rex Shachath just issued its debut EP "Sepulchral Torment" this month. The band is streaming the track "Seven Serpents" from it, plus they have posted some United Kingdom dates with Necrotize, Overoth and Bloodshot Dawn known as the Pestilence Procession Tour.
Sep 29 The Lomax w/ Overoth, Necrotize Liverpool, United Kingdom
Sep 30 Snooty Fox w/ Overoth, Necrotize Wakefield, United Kingdom
Oct 01 Fox & Newt w/ Overoth, Necrotize Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 02 South Sea Live w/ Necrotize, Overoth Sheffield, United Kingdom
Oct 03 Scruffy Murphy's w/ Overoth, Necrotize Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 04 The Croft w/ Overoth, Necrotize Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 05 Alton Live Lounge w/ Bloodshot Dawn Alton, United Kingdom
Oct 07 Bogiez w/ Overoth, Necrotize Cardiff, United Kingdom
American thrashers Loathsome just recently dropped their debut "Born from Rot" via Gore House Productions. The title track, posted below, has been streaming for a while on YouTube. Loathsome features members from Decrepitaph and Scaremaker, and started out with the demo "Lepers of the Loathsome." Two tracks from that demo are also streaming over on MySpace.
Chilean death metal band Orategod has posted a trailer here for its second full length album "With Love from Sinister," which was just released on Charred Remains Records. This eight-song album follows up the debut "Fall Slowly Until the Hell Abyss" from a couple of years back. The band has posted three of the tracks from the album over on its ReverbNation page, or below in the widget. Orategod has been around since 1995 and has been the support band for such acts as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Dismember and Obituary.
Greek death metal act War Possession (featuring members of Embrace of Thorns, Merciless Crucifixion, and Wargoat) has recently inked a deal with Polish label Hellthrasher Productions for the release of upcoming EP "Through the Ages." The mini-album is due out in November and has the following track listing:
1. In the Shadow of the Ancient Gods
2. Medieval Bloodlust
3. World War Domination
4. A Taste of Things to Come (Chaos Awaits)
The song "World War Domination” is also available for streaming below. More...
Overthrow has released a third and final report from the studio while recording new album “Adjust To Darkness,” which is set to be released October 19th in Norway and October 23rd in Europe. Check it out below.
Overthrow also recently released the first single “Let Them Fall” from “Adjust To Darkness." Give the song a listen over at this location. The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:
28.09 Jimmy Legs Byscenen – Haugesund w/Purified in Blood
18.10 Release show, Checkpoint Charlie, Stavanger More...
Indie Recordings has announced that Norwegian act Aura Noir is heading out to tour Europe in October and November. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the currently announced shows are as follows:
19.10.12 Ubu, Rennes, France
20.10.12 Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
21.10.12 Sas Delmont, Delmont – Basel, Switzerland
23.10.12 Zoe Club, Milano, Italia
24.10.12 Traffic, Roma, Italia
25.10.12 Boulevard Rock Club, Rimini, Italy
27.10.12 Aurora Infernalis Festival, Arnhem, Netherlands
28.10.12 Comet, Berlin, Germany
30.10.12 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
31.10.12 Rockfesthal, Hamme, Belgium
01.11.12 Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands
03.11.12 Damnation Festival, Leeds, United Kingdom More...
Live video has been posted online of Hacride performing ”My Enemy” at Le Confort Moderne in France. Check out the clip in the player below. Hacride will release a new album in early 2013, and you can also catch the band on the Klonosphere Tour in October. Dates for the run are available after the jump. More...
German black metallers Sonic Reign are now a part of the Apostasy Records roster. The label comments:
"Founded in 1997 under the banner Megiddo, the demo MC 'a journey' is the band's first output released in February 1999.
"In late 99 the band name is changed to Sonic Reign, thus paying tribute to the style of the new material written within that year. Four new songs hailing that style find their way onto the follow-up release, the Mini-CD 'the decline portrait' which is recorded during February 2002 and released by Supreme Chaos Records in 2004. The reviews for that MCD are excellent (Rock Hard magazine even talks of Sonic Reign beating the then-recent Satyricon release).
"The debut full-length album 'Raw Dark Pure' is released in July 2006. The press loves the release, high ratings everywhere and even 'Demo of the Month' in Germany’s Metal Hammer and 'Newcomer Of The Month' in Germany's Zillo Magazine. The album is re-released via Metal Blade Records in April 2007.
"In 2011 the band completes the recordings of 'Monument In Black'. The yet unreleased album was mastered in Markus Stock's Studio E and already received many enthusiastic reactions of members of the media such as Rock Hard, Zillo, Legacy, EMP and metal.de. A good bunch of the lyrics of the album have been written by Azathoth (Eudaimony, Ex-Dark Fortress) who will join the band's ranks for the follow-up release of 'Monument in Black'."
Italian death/thrash act Subhuman has announced new album "Tributo Di Sangue" is due out this October/November through Subsound Records. A song from the release, titled "Fassaborto," can now be heard in the player below. The album's track listing is:
01. Nutrimi Ancora
02. L’Atroce Scommessa
04. In Memoria di Me
05. Il Tuo Nome è Jack
06. Tutti i Vizi del Presidente
07. Il Vecchio Bastardo MMXII
08. Evoluzione Inversa
09. La Profezia
10. Santo Impostore More...
Danish death metallers Corpus Mortale have signed to Deepsend Records. Deepsend will release the Danes’ third album “FleshCraft” this Fall, with pre-orders available right here. “FleshCraft” is the follow-up to Corpus Mortale’s 2007 sophomore album, “A New Species of Deviant” and first for Deepsend Records. The label comments:
"Corpus Mortale joins Dawn of Demise, Spectral Mortuary, Deus Otiosus, and The Cleansing as our dominance with Danish death metal continues! 'FleshCraft' will come to be known as a defining statement of Danish death metal. The year's best death metal album is also amongst the best from Denmark ever.
"The perfect death metal recording, Martin Rosendahl's trademark bellow (last heard on The Cleansing 'Poisoned Legacy') and their musicianship that's second to none. Your expectations should be high and will be mightily fulfilled. 'FleshCraft' is an excellently composed monster, exemplifying everything that Danish death metal has been known for and finally accomplished by Corpus Mortale." More...
California based act Forever Orion has announced the band will be releasing a new EP later this Winter titled "Empty Spaces." The artwork can be viewed below, and more info on Forever Orion can be found at Facebook here. Further details on the EP will be announced as they become available. More...
Cyprus act Blynd recently announced its signing to Pitch Black Records for the release of upcoming new album "Punishment Unfolds" on November 20th, 2012. The cover artwork for the release, created by Seth Siro Anton of Septicflesh, has now been released and can be viewed below.
You can also listen to a song off the album titled "The Chosen Few" at this location. The track listing for "Punishment Unfolds" is as follows:
1. Divine Gathering
2. Arrival of the Gods
3. As Punishment Unfolds
4. Never for the Fallen
5. The Chosen Few
6. Convicted in the Devil’s Land
7. Sins to the Cross
8. The Final Resistance
9. Divine Conspiracy
10. Infinity Race
11. The Chosen Few – video (bonus) More...
Long Island's Optic has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:
"Hey everyone! While there is still plenty of work to be done for the album, we'd like to take a moment to give you some insight into what to expect from it.
"It will have 8 tracks, and will likely have a running time of about an hour. of these 8, there are 3 we have yet to record, including our 16 minute song 'Echoes in a Solemn Chamber,' you know, our short one.
"Check out our videos section for an early, pre-Kenny version of the song, as well as some other neat stuff. Better yet, the youtube page.
"We'll be knocking those out soon enough, and once that's over with the album will be released. In the meantime, keep checking our page for updates, videos, and maybe, just maybe, if you're done with your homework in time for dinner, a little surprise."
After recently pushing back the release of a new full-length to early next year, black metal act Haeresiarchs of Dis has issued the following statement about a new vinyl release:
"Cernunnos the Seven Darks announces today that a green light has been confirmed for a 7" record release early next year with French underground giant Le Crépuscule du Soir productions.
"The vinyl release will be three tracks, one of which is a cover, and will follow in the wake of the next full length Moribund CD release: Thirty-Eighth Sermon of the Unborn. More details to follow at a later date."
You can check out the band's music over at MySpace here.