Metal News for September 5, 2011
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41 news articles posted on this day.
Suffokate has posted the new single "The Hole Beneath" online, which is taken off the band's upcoming album "Return to Despair." Check out the single in the player below, or pickup the album when it drops September 27th via Mediaskare Records.
One might expect a band that names itself after a vintage early 80s Metallica song to be a high top-wearing, retro-thrash act. But Baltimore’s Trapped Under Ice has far more in common with Vision of Disorder, Madball and Hatebreed than Hetfield, Mustaine and company.
One of the most punishing forces on the current hardcore scene, Trapped Under Ice’s debut full-length, “The Big Kiss Goodnight,” is a violent blitz that pays homage to classic East Coast h/c, as well as West Coast brethren Terror. The disc is due out Oct. 11 on Good Fight Records.
Frontman Justice Tripp took a few minutes out from a break at his Baltimore home to talk with Metalunderground.com about the new album, what hardcore means to him and working with New Found Glory guitarist/producer Chad Gilbert (A Day to Remember, H2O, Shai Hulud). More...
Footage of Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum performing two songs at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago has been posted online and can be found below. "The Fifth Column" comes off 2008's "Netherstate" and "Blood of the Lamb" is from the band's upcoming album "Whisper."
Dark Spectrum also recently released a video for the single "Perplexed in Chaos," which can be found at this location.
Swedish act Mr. Death will be releasing "Descending Through Ashes" through Agonia Records on September 25th, 2011. The album was recorded and mixed by Karl Daniel Lidén and mastered by Alan Douches. Samples from the album are available for streaming online by heading over to the Mr. Death Facebook profile.
A new video interview featuring members of the symphonic metal act Within Temptation has made its way online. In the first installment guitarist Robert Westerholt and vocalist Sharon den Adel discuss the band's early days. The interview is available for streaming below.
U.K. based act Fall Against Fate is currently offering the "If Not For Ourselves" EP as a free download. To snag the tracks from the release, head over to the band's website here (email registration required).
The track listing is as follows:
2. All The World's A Stage
4. Le Corps
5. I Hate Godzilla, He Destroys Cities
6. Waters Of Asteria
7. So Real
You can also check out Fall Against Fate's music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Christian metal act Oh, Sleeper has teamed up with Alternative Press to stream the new song "The Marriage Of Steel And Skin" online. Head over to this location to check out the track.
"The Marriage Of Steel And Skin" is taken off the band's upcoming album "Children of Fire," which is set for release on September 27th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:
2. Shed Your Soul
3. The Marriage of Steel and Skin
4. Hush Yael
5. The Conscience Speaks
6. Dealers of Fame
7. Means To Believe
8. In The Wake of Pigs
9. Claws of a God
10. The Family Ruin
11. Chewing The Stitch
12. Children of Fire
Robin Staps, founder and guitarist for German progressive metal act The Ocean, has posted the following update online announcing that the band has been forced to pull out of its upcoming United States tour.
"Today is a shit day. Our upcoming U.S. tour just fell apart. We had been confirmed for quite a while for a direct support slot on a good 6-weeks U.S. tour in October and November, and yesterday it was decided that this tour is now being postponed to late November into December. We are not available at that time. Our flights to the U.S. have already been booked for weeks, and we’ve been left high and dry again… somehow we’re just not lucky over there it seems!"
American Nu-Metal veterans Mushroomhead have announced that they will be the featured headline act appearing on the 2011 "Slaughterhouse Roadshow" United States tour. The band will be joined by Psychostick, Motograter, Blue Felix, Ventana and Tenafly Viper to round out the bill. The dates, cities and venues for the trek can be found below.
09/30 Muskegon, MI – Club Envy
10/01 Traverse City, MI – Streeter’s
10/02 Sandusky, OH – The Underground
10/04 Cedar Falls, IA – The Wheelhouse
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/06 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
10/07 Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s
10/08 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
10/11 Lexington, KY – Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
10/13 Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
10/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium
10/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
10/20 Houston, TX – TBA
10/21 Tyler, TX – Click’s
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
10/23 Dallas, TX – Tree’s
10/24 Lubbock, TX – Wreckers
10/27 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
10/28 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
10/29 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/31 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
American electronic/death metal hybrid The Browning has posted a new track online. The track, which is titled "Ashamed" has been posted for streaming below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming new album titled "Burn This World" which will hit stores on October 4th through Earache Records.
Romania's Rezistor has issued the following update about releasing the "Beware the Silent" album as a free download:
"Heya folks! We're starting the Fall season with great news :) During these past months, a lot of friends kept emailing us about making our album available for download. We are honoured that you're interested in our music and since the cd edition was limited and mainly for promo purposes, we've decided to offer a chance to everyone to add 'Beware the Silent' to their music collection.
"Sooo....follow this address, download it & pass it on to your friends! Spread the word and keep in mind we're always interested in knowing your opinion! Thanks!"
You can also check out Rezistor's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.
Hardcore punk act Letlive has teamed up with Rocksound TV to release a short documentary piece featuring behind the scenes and touring footage from the group's recent tour of the United Kingdom. The documentary, which is titled "To The Stage: Letlive," is available for viewing below.
Italy's Mind the Gap has posted a music video online for the song "All'alba Mungerò." Check out the track, filmed by Giulio Sertori, in the clip available below.
Formerly disbanded metallers American Head Charge have announced that they will be hitting the road this coming October for a series of concert dates through central United States. The dates for the group's reunion tour can be found below along with a list of cites and featured venues.
10/20 Mankato, MN – Buster’s
10/21 Jainesville, WI - The Backbar
10/22 Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew
10/23 Sandusky, OH - The Underground
10/24 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
10/25 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
10/26 Des Moines, IA – People’s
10/27 Barnesville, MN – The Mainline Tavern
10/28 Fargo, ND – The Nestor Tavern
10/29 Burnsville, MN – Primetime
Boston's 18 Wheels of Justice has posted a video clip online for the song "Thrashole," which is taken from the "Execution" album. Check out the music video below, or head over to the band's Facebook profile for more details on 18 Wheels of Justice.
French progressive deathcore act Betraying The Martyrs has posted its latest music video online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "Man Made Disaster" and is set to appear on the groups forthcoming new album "Breathe In Life" which is set for September 20th release date through the band's new label home Sumerian Records. The video is available for viewing by using the player located below.
Livarkahil has posted a new music video online for the song "Above All Hatred," which you can check out below. The song is taken off the band's new album "Signs of Decay." The album is set to drop on September 26th, 2011.
German traditional metal act Sinner, featuring Mat Sinner (Primal Fear), are streaming four new tracks from the band's forthcoming release "One Bullet Left." The album is due out on AFM Records on September 9, 2011.
"One Bullet Left" track list:
1. The One You Left Behind
2. Back on Trail
3. Give & Take
4. One Bullet Left
5. 10 2 Death
7. Atomic Playboys
8. Suicide Mission
9. Wake Me When I'm Sober
10. Mind Over Matter
11. Mend to be Broken
12. Rolling Away
The songs can be heard here:
Blut Aus Nord has announced the band's new album will be titled "777 - The Desanctification." The new album is set for release on November 11th in Europe and November 15th in North America. The track listing and a teaser trailer for the release are available for viewing below.
1. Epitome VII
2. Epitome VIII
3. Epitome IX
4. Epitome X
5. Epitome XI
6. Epitome XII
7. Epitome XIII
Steven Wilson, better known as the frontman for progressive rock act Porcupine Tree, has released two new music videos taken from his forthcoming solo album "Grace For Drowning." The album, which is the follow up to his 2008 solo debut "Insurgentes," which will see its North American release on September 27th through K-Scope Music. The record will contain two separate albums from Wilson packaged together. One album has been titled "Deform To Form A Star" while the second will carry the title of "Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye." Steven Wilson commented on "Grace For Drowning" by saying;
"Insurgentes was an important step for me into something new. This record takes that as a starting point, but it’s more experimental and more eclectic. For me the golden period for music was the late sixties and early seventies, when the album became the primary means of artistic expression, when musicians liberated themselves from the 3 minute pop song format, and started to draw on jazz and classical music especially, combining it with the spirit of psychedelia to create 'journeys in sound' I guess you could call them. So without being retro, my album is a kind of homage to that spirit. There’s everything from [Ennio] Morricone-esque film themes to choral music to piano ballads to a 23 minute progressive jazz–inspired piece. I’ve actually used a few jazz musicians this time, which is something I picked up from my work remixing the King Crimson records."
You can check out the music videos for the songs "Index" and "Track One" below. More...
Swedish act Pain of Salvation is currently streaming the new song "Conditioned" online, which can be heard by heading over to the band's Facebook profile. "Conditioned" is taken from the upcoming release "Road Salt Two."
“Road Salt Two” is set for release on September 26th, 2011 in Europe and on October 11th, 2011 in North America via InsideOutMusic. The track listing is as follows:
1. Road Salt Theme
2. Softly She Cries
4. Healing Now
5. To The Shoreline
8. The Deeper Cut
9. Mortar Grind
10. Through The Distance
11. The Physics Of Gridlock
12. End Credits
Kamelot has posted a new video road report online from Quebec, which can be viewed in the player below. Kamelot is touring in support of the band's latest album "Poetry For The Poisoned" (reviewed here).
You can also check out Metalunderground.com's recent interview with Kamelot by heading over to this location.
Neurasthenia has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:
"After many years the solo guitar player Phil decide to leave the band due to personal problems with the other members. Phil joined in the band when he was 17 and grew up with the thrash teachings that Neil and Lehmann had already worked up some years before.
"Through the huge experience that the band had growing up since the founder played in others band, Phil become a really good musician and an amazing solo player. But the Neurasthenia's way is to hard, full of compromise and full of sacrifice.....so at the end of July 2011, unluckily this guy decide to leave all of his pains and to drift away from his only reason to leave the band. Neil, Lehmann and Rudy, without words can only say that this is the worst decision that he could choose....but this is it.
"So, all the best for this person that some months ago we called 'Brother,' and now is the time to continue to destroy everything with or without the fourth element!!"
You can also check out Neurasthenia's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.
Reverence, which features members of Tokyo Blade, Savatage, and Crimson Glory, has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to enter the studio in October:
"Great news! We have finally completed the re-writing sessions which took some extra time but will be well worth the wait, with their debut albums being so highly anticipated, the band swore that we couldn't short change the fans or themselves, it has to be GREAT!
"We very happy to announce Reverence is now ready to hit the studio the first week of October. We will have pictures and video updates during recording session."
For further details on Reverence and updates on the recording process, head over to the band's official website here.
Australia's Elm Street has inked a record deal with Massacre Records. The label commented on the band:
"Forming in 2003 and circling the live scene in Victoria, Australia, since 2004 Elm Street have taken the metal scene by storm with their unique style of traditional heavy metal. With a style that is heavily influenced by bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar and Savatage, Elm Street have claimed their spot in the vastly growing new wave of traditional heavy metal.
"Their live show has been deemed 'In your face, energetic and taking you back to the 80’s' which proves the potential of such a young band. Elm Street has completed shows with Australia’s biggest metal/rock bands such as Vanishing Point, Electric Mary, Behind Crimson Eyes, In Malice’s Wake and legends The Angels."
Elm Street's album "Barbed Wire Metal" is scheduled to be released this coming November through Massacre Records.
Stielas Storhett is currently streaming the song "Dying Delirium" online, which is taken off the band's new album "Expulse." Check out the track in the player below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Dying Delirium
2. Buried by Storm and Eternal Darkness
3. All Paths Lead to Oblivion
5. Two Lifeless Months
7. Angel Of Death
Fuck the Facts is currently streaming "A Coward's Existence" online, which is taken off the upcoming "Die Miserable" release. To check out the track, head over to the Fuck the Facts Bandcamp page.
"Die Miserable" will be released on October 11th, 2011 via Relapse Records. A recently posted in-studio update for the album is also available at this location.
The "Die Miserable" track list is as follows:
2. Cold Hearted
4. Census Blank
6. Die Miserable
7. A Cowards Existence
Almah has posted a new studio video report online from the recording of the "Motion" album, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"Dear friends, we are happy to present a new part of our studio reports in Youtube. The new video gives an opportunity to watch Edu Falaschi recording the vocals for the upcoming album Motion. The singer presents parts of several new songs and tells about his work. The video is in Portuguese, but you can read English translation of the most interesting parts here. Complete English subtitles will be available soon. Enjoy!"
Russian act Welicoruss has posted a video update online chronicling the photo shoot for the band's new single "Kharnha." Watch the clip in the player below. "Kharnha" is also currently available as a free download, with details at this location.
A Haunted Mantra has issued the following announcement about posting songs online from the new "Origins" EP:
"We've finally posted new tracks that we've been working on throughout the summer, hope you enjoy them!
"Agincourt sticks to the melodic death metal style that we featured in our releases earlier in the year and Final Hour is a bit longer and more progressive than our other songs. Hope you all enjoy!"
Check out the tracks 'Agincourt" and "Final Hour" by heading over to the band's official MySpace page.
Hatesphere has checked in with the following announcement about streaming the new song "Smell of Death" online:
"Check out our player for the new song 'Smell of Death' from our upcoming album 'The Great Bludgeoning.' The song is also online on our Facebook, Reverbnation and Youtube-profiles. Enjoy!"
The band's new album "The Great Bludgeoning" was produced, mixed, and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark and will be released in North America on September 27th (European release on September 26th, 2011). A teaser trailer for the album is available here.
Swedish act Within Y recently announced the band's upcoming album will be titled "Silence Conquers," and the band has now posted a third studio clip online with band members discussing the new release. You can check out the third clip below, or head over here to find the previously posted second video.
Greek melodic death metal band Nightrage is streaming track "Hate Turns Black" from the forthcoming LP "Insidious" though Lifeforce Records Facebook Page. "Insidious" is scheduled for release on September 26, 2011 (EU) and September 27, 2011 (North American).
For a full review of Nightrage's "Insidious" click here.
For track by track commentary, check out:
For other information about "Insidious" visit this location.
Pain posted a second trailer for the song "My Angel," which features french folk singer/actress Cécile Siméone. The song will be made available in September via iTunes. The previous trailer and more information about the song can be found at this location.
U.S. Traditional metal band WIDOW signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. Widow's last release was 2007's "Nightlife."
Widow commented on the signing:
"Widow is very excited to sign with Pure Steel Records. They have become The label for amazing traditional metal and we are honored to work with them. They have been very supportive of us and what we do and they are true fans of real heavy metal! The future starts now!!!!!"
Pure Steel comments on the signing:
"We are in contact with Widow regularly since a long time. Since their beginnings they released very strong material without any exception and combine NWoBHM influences with traditional 80s US Metal at the best way possible. So you always can expect timeless melodic Metal songs at highest level. Chris is a real Pure Steel fan, so of course the cooperation was the logical move. So we are very happy to have Widow on our label!-a very fantastic band"
UK progressive metal band Awake posted a video teaser for the forthcoming release "Forever More" due out on October 14, 2011 through Lion Music. More information on the album can be found at this location.
"Forever More" track listing:
1. Intro - Into the Storm
2. Out of Control
3. Release Me
4. Drift Away
6. Closing the Doors
7. Bleed from You
8. For the Moment
9. Hold on
10. One Wish
12. Forever More
Hit the Floor Magazine posted a new interview with guitarist Leon Kamp of UK melodic death metal band Anterior. Anterior released it's new LP "Echoes of the Fallen" on August 29, 2011 through Metal Blade Records.
The interview can be seen here:
Swedish power/progressive outfit Cloudscape updated it's Facebook Page and revealed that the band has recorded thirteen tracks for the forthcoming "New Era" album. No release date has been announced. The band is recording at Roastinghouse Studios in Malmo, Sweden with producer Micko Twedberg.
The latest update reads:
"If you're interested then here's a list of the tracks we've recorded for 'NEW ERA':
Share Your Energy
Seen It All Before
Living A Dream
Pull The Brake
Before Your Eyes
Into The Unknown
Kingdom Of Sand
"New Era" will be the first album since the band released "Global Drama" in 2008.
Rocker Sebastian Bach is offering the first single "Kicking & Screaming" for free download through Amazon. The song is the title track from his forthcoming LP of the same name. The cover for the single is shown below.
The full album is set for release on September 27, 2011. The track listing is:
1. Kicking & Screaming
2. My Own Worst Enemy
3. TunnelVision (featuring John 5)
4. Dance On Your Grave
5. Caught In A Dream
6. As Long As I Got The Music
7. I'm Alive
8. Dirty Power
9. Live The Life
10. Dream Forever
11. One Good Reason
12. Lost In The Light
Legendary New York metal act Riot announces that the long awaited new album "Immortal Soul," featuring the "Privilege of Power" lineup (Mark Reale (g), Tony Moore (v), Dan Van Stavern (b), Bobby Jarzombeck (d) and Mike Flyntz (g)), will be released on October 26 (Scandinavia), October 28 (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and October 31 (rest of Europe) and November 22 (North American) through Streamhammer/SPV. The artwork for the release was also released and can be viewed below.
Here's the tracklist of the disc:
2. Still Your Man
4. Wings Are For Angels
5. Fall Before Me
6. Sins Of The Father
8. Immortal Soul
10. Whiskey Man
Swedish melodic death metal band Cipher System posted a new video showing the finishing touches made to the forthcoming LP "Communicate the Storms," which is due out on September 9, 2011 (EU) and October 11, 2011 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records.
The video can be viewed here: