Metal News for September 5, 2012
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35 news articles posted on this day.
"Scorned," the second studio full-length from Polish death metal assassins Masachist, is out now worldwide via Selfmadegod Records. The full album is now available online for streaming via Stereokiller here. The following press release was issued about the album:
"A collective featuring the warmongering talents of Thrufel (ex-Azarath, ex-Yattering), Daray (Dimmu Borgir, ex-Vader, Vesania), Heinrich (Vesania, ex-Decapitated, ex-UnSun), Aro (Shadows Land, Torquemada) and Pig (Anal Stench, ex-Decapitated), Masachist will infiltrate the diehards of the extreme metal world with this new album. Recorded at Monroe Sound Studio (Vesania, Disloyal, Shadows Land, Manslaughter) and mixed by guitarist Aro, Scorned torches anything in earshot with forty minutes of crushing, mangled death metal over nine anthems of revulsion."
The track listing is: More...
The Faceless released new album "Autotheism" last month, and Sumerian Records has now posted another track from the release online. Check out "Ten Billion Years" in the player available below. The album's track listing is:
1. Autotheist Movement I: Create
2. Autotheist Movement II: Emancipate
3. Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate
4. Accelerated Evolution
5. The Eidolon Reality
6. Ten Billion Years
7. Hail Science
8. Hymn of Sanity
9. In Solitude
U.K. metal act Hrafnblod has released the "Mid Weorde Standan" EP online. The EP was mixed and mastered by Sam Wale Productions and can be heard in the player below or over at the Wodfreca BandCamp page. The track listing is:
1. The Awakening 04:46
2. Mount Tualf'seni 05:44
3. The Battle (of Teutoburg Forest) 04:38
4. Shores of the Dead 06:26 More...
Overthrow has released the new single “Let Them Fall” from the upcoming album “Adjust To Darkness.” You can listen to “Let Them Fall” right here (the website is in Norwegian). “Adjust To Darkness” will be released October 23rd and has the following track listing:
1. Adjust to Darkness
2. Come Thunder
3. Let Them Fall
4. Det Hellige Har Forlatt
5. Phantom Hearts
7. Sleeplessness Awaits
11. The worst is yet to come More...
After previously posting new song "The Boiling Blood" online, Nettlecarrier has now released another track from the band's self-titled album, due out on 9/25 in North America (9/21 in Norway). Check out the track "Paa Vaare Paaler Deres Hoder" in the SoundCloud player below. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Boiling Blood
2. Paa Vaare Paaler Deres Hoder
3. I Helvete Kristus Skal Forgaa
4. Naar Han Vaakner
6. Cup Of Lethe
7. Bundet Til Masten More...
Norwegian act Dunderbeist will release a new album this coming November 20th, 2012. In the meantime you can check out a video from the recording of the album, which can be viewed in the player below.
The upcoming Dunderbeist tour dates are as follows: More...
Vreid is heading out on a European tour with Carach Angren and Mistur later this month. The band has now posted a teaser trailer for the tour online, which can be viewed below.
14 Sep 12 Oberhausen (DE) Helvete
16 Sep 12 München (DE) Backstage
17 Sep 12 Prague (CZ) Modra Vopice
18 Sep 12 Wien (AT) Escape Metalcorner
19 Sep 12 Zagreb (HR) Mochvara
20 Sep 12 Retorbido (IT) Carlitos Way
21 Sep 12 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
22 Sep 12 Paris (FR) Glazart
23 Sep 12 Roermond (NL) Eci
Switzerland’s death/grind maniacs Mumakil have entered the studio to record their third full-length album and first record in four years. The album is being self-recorded by the band at Terrier 5 in Geneva, Switzerland and will feature 24 brand new tracks of brutal grindcore with more of a death metal influence than previous release "Behold The Failure."
Tentative song titles include “Death from Below," "Hailing Regression," "Designed to Fail," and "More Meat for the Grinder." The band commented on the new material:
“This will be our best album in terms of production, riff quality, variation and songwriting. It is going to be a great mix between everything we love in grindcore & death-metal with subjects like war, anger, pain, personal experiences and deceptions, and an overall theme about mankind's permanent will to destroy itself.”
The as-yet-untitled album is set for an early 2013 release via Relapse Records and the band plans to tour in Europe and Canada following the release. More details will be announced shortly.
Royal Thunder, which released debut album "CVI" in May, is seeking UK-based fans for the "Blue" video. The director, John Bradburn, has announced he is seeking female fans between the ages of 20 to 35 with blonde or black hair to be leads in the upcoming clip.
The shoot also requires a number of extras of any age or gender but they must be from the Midlands or the Southern portion of the U.K. The video shoot is set for later in September. Interested parties should send an email with photo to firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
Royal Thunder returns to the road on September 6th, touring with Pallbearer and Samothrace. Tour dates are:
September 6 Nashville, TN The Exit/In
September 8 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
September 9 Cambridge, MA TT The Bear's
September 11 Brooklyn, NY The Knitting Factory
September 12 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
September 13 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
September 14 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
September 15 St. Louis, MO Fubar
September 16 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon & Music Hall
British metalcore act Bury Tomorrow has released a video for the song "Knight Life," which comes off the band's most recent album, "The Union Of Crowns." Check out the clip below.
Burty Tomorrow also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Orchid has posted a snippet online of "He Who Walks Alone," taken from the band's upcoming four track EP, "Heretic." Check out the snippet in the player below. The "Heretic' release date has been pushed back slightly, and is now due out on CD, vinyl and digital download this coming September 14th, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is:
2. Falling Away
3. Saviours of the Blind
4. He Who Walks Alone
Occult rock act Bloody Hammers has posted two songs online from the band's debut, self-titled album. You can listen to "Witch of Endor" and "Fear No Evil" in the bandcamp player available below. The full album's track listing is:
1. Witch of Endor 03:54
2. Fear No Evil 04:00
3. The Last Legion of Sorrow 03:58
4. Say Goodbye to the Sun 05:41
5. The Witching Hour 04:17
6. Black Magic 04:07
7. Trisect 04:23
8. Beyond the Door 04:04
9. Souls On Fire 03:53
10. Don't Breathe A Word 02:50 More...
Athens, Georgia based religious power metal act Theocracy has released a new music video for "Hide in the Fairytale," which comes off the band's "As The World Bleeds" album. Check out the Dan Drescher directed clip below.
The latest Theocracy album "As The World Bleeds" was released in Europe on November 25th through Ulterium Records, in North America on November 21st through Nightmare Records, and in Japan on April 25th through King Records.
The tenth studio full-length from Dutch atmospheric rock icons The Gathering, entitled "Disclosure," is nearing release, with a confirmed North American street date of September 25th via Psychonaut Records. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Now in their twenty-third year as a band, and having sold over a million records worldwide to date, this next step in the band’s process was produced by founding member René Rutten, mainly taking place in the The Gathering’s own home studio, with segments recorded at additional studios abroad, the final product then mixed by Guido Aalbers (Coldplay, Muse, Counting Crows, 16 Horsepower). This is the worldwide renowned outfit’s second album with Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland — who debuted her talents on their The West Pole LP released in 2009 – her sensual vocals for the new album recorded by Herbrand Larsen of Enslaved. The handcrafted cover art was created by Chilean artist Carlos Vergara Rivera."
“Disclosure is the most personal soundscape the band has ever made, both lyrically and musically,” stated The Gathering keyboardist Frank Boeijen, who presents himself vocally for the first time on Disclosure. “The album is a great marriage between electronic and organic sounds, and has a wide range of colorful songs. With long, epic songs, we stayed close to ourselves. We are incredibly proud of this album which is a reflection of what we do best, and our urge for experimentation. Every band says the same thing about their new album, but we think we’ve made our best album yet.” More...
Texas act Oh, Sleeper has issued the following brief announcement about upcoming European tour dates:
"We are VERY happy to announce that we will be returning to the UK and Europe in October! Check the dates and let us know what date you're coming to see us!"
10/27/2012 - Balingen Germany - Rock Without Limits
10/28/2012 - Vienna Austria - Arena, 3Raum
10/30/2012 - Zurich Switzerland - Dynamo
10/31/2012 - Frankfurt Germany - 11er
11/1/2012 - Bochum Germany - Bahnhof Langendreer
11/3/2012 - Apeldoorn Holland - Brainstorm
11/4/2012 - Leeds United Kingdom - The Well
11/5/2012 - Birmingham United Kingdom - O2 Academy 3
11/6/2012 - London United Kingdom - Islington Academy2
11/7/2012 - Reading United Kingdom - The Face Bar
11/8/2012 - Esch/Alzette Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
11/9/2012 - Heilbronn Germany - Blast of Eternity
Betraying the Martyrs has announced the band will be heading out for a European tour alongside Asking Alexandria and Motionless in White this coming January and February, 2013. The currently announced tour dates are:
14th Jan- Dublin, Academy 1 - IRELAND
15th Jan- Dublin, Academy 1 - IRELAND
16th Jan- Belfast, Mandela Hall – IRELAND
17th Jan- Glasgow, Barrowlands – SCOTLAND
19th Jan- London, 02 Brixton Academy – ENGLAND
21st Jan- Brussels, AB – BELGIUM
22nd Jan- Amsterdam, Melkweg – HOLLAND
23rd Jan- Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36 – GERMANY
25th Jan- Copenhagen, Amagier Bio – DENMARK
26th Jan- Stockholm, Tyrol – SWEDEN
27th Jan- Gothenburg, Brewhouse – SWEDEN
29th Jan- Berlin, Postbahnhof – GERMANY
30th Jan- Prague, Roxy – CZECH REPUBLIC
31st Jan- Vienna, Arena – AUSTRIA
1st Feb- Munich, Theaterfabrik – GERMANY
3rd Feb- Milan, Alcatraz – ITALY
4th Feb- Zurich, Volkhaus – SWITZERLAND
5th Feb- Wiesbaden, Schlachthof – GERMANY
7th Feb- Cologne, Live Music Hall – GERMANY
8th Feb- Luxembourg, Kulturfabrik – LUXEMBOURG
10th Feb- Birmingham, Academy 1 – ENGLAND
11th Feb- Manchester, Academy 1 – ENGLAND More...
"Static Involution" is the premiere track from Decline Of The I's upcoming debut album "Inhibition," due out on September 25th in Europe and November the 6th in North America via Agonia Records. You can stream the track in the player available below. Agonia Records also commented:
"Inhibition is a bold conjunction of quality Post-modern Black Metal influences: the band describes itself as a mix between Burzum, Neurosis and Code. At the same time, Inhibition is the first part of a trilogy that attach great importance to atmosphere as well as heavy, oppressive and neurasthenic sounds.
"The project is led by A.K. - a musician known from a vast number of cognoscible underground metal acts such as Vorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre, Diapsiquir, etc. He is responsible for guitars, keyboards, programming, samples and vocals."
Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth has posted a new blog online discussing the band's upcoming new album "The Manticore and Other Horrors," which is due out on October 30th, 2012. You can read the full blog right here or catch this excerpt from Dani:
"Greetings fellow munchkins, At last I can verify that the witch is dead. The album is finished, and indeed finally titled; The Manticore and Other Horrors is officially signed, sealed and delivered to the Devil's doorstep with a note written in spidery ink apologising for the delay.
"Of which there was basically none come to think of it, as we worked like the damned to bring this album kicking and screaming into being over the last few months. With the fulfillment of the vocals at Springvale studios, we reconvened at Scott Atkin's Grindstone studios (newcomer Daniel Firth having just finished his bass off), to tackle a mix that had already been pre-waxed extensively into shape, and to finish what choir and female vocals were left to undertake, for what I call on this album, the evil faerie-dusting.
"Then it was three weeks deep (separated by a Hellgig weekend) locked away in the verdant Suffolk countryside gently coaxing our Frankenstein to life, assailed by some of the strangest weather an English July has ever seen, nibbling ever further and further into the mix as the heavens violated the earth. Goddamn that outside toilet!
"So here and now, with Bod as my witness, I can truly say that The Manticore and Other Horrors sounds fxxking awesome, a real noticeable twist in tone but all the better for it. It's ornate, taut, punk and aggressive but very much the neo-classical whore of yore, spitting raw bloody fury through the maw of the majestic. But I would say that, I've had a firm hand in it's oily whelping! More...
Spheric Universe Experience will release "The New Eve" next Tuesday September 11th via Nightmare Records. Today sees the debut of the music video for the title track of "The New Eve." The video is available for viewing exclusively through the Nightmare Records YouTube channel or in the player below.
California metal act Nekrogoblikon posted a new music video for the song "No One Survives." The song appears on the band's self-released sophomore effort "Stench" which was issued last year. To purchase the album, head on over to the band's Bandcamp Site.
Check out "No One Survivies" here:
ReVamp posted video footage on the songwriting sessions for the band's second album. Previously, frontwoman Floor Jansen posted a video describing the songwriting styles and that the band will enter the studio in December with a Spring 2013 target for the sophomore effort.
Jansen is scheduled to perform at ProgPower USA in Atlanta on September 15, 2012 as a guest vocalist for MaYaN.
Check out the video update here:
Firewind posted a new music video for the song "Edge of a Dream." The song appears on the band's seventh and latest release "Few Against Many," which is available now through Century Media Records. The video was directed by keyboardist Bob Katsionis for Progressive Vision Group.
The band recently released a new music video for the first single "Wall of Sound," which can be seen at this location.
Check out "Edge of a Dream" here:
Finnish metal act Saattue has posted the following brief announcement online about writing material for an upcoming new album:
"Writing material for the 3rd album - we are currently writing new songs. Some of them will be recorded in January 2013 - at first for promotional purposes. More news will follow!"
This upcoming new album will follow the band's last full-length "Vuoroveri." Additional details will be announced as they are made available. To hear more from Saattue, check out the band's "Vapahtaja" music video at this location.
Today Pitchfork hosts the exclusive premiere of “The Fate of Souls After Death” from U.K. black metal horde Winterfylleth. Give the song a listen right here.
The track comes off the band’s forthcoming "The Threnody of Triumph" full-length, which was recorded in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard). The album is set to drop on September 25th, 2012. Comments guitarist/vocalist C. Naughton:
“’The Fate of Souls…’ is probably one of the darker songs we have written as a band. Its concept is self evident from its title in that it is about what happens to the soul after death and how the essence of a human is transported onwards. The song is a personal favorite and may be a bit of a curveball in terms of the usual Winterfylleth sound. The riffs are darker and more swirling, the vocals are probably the gruffest I have recorded and the vibe is quite off kilter and a little more progressive than some of our other material. I hope you enjoy it."
Adds Pitchfork: “About halfway through ‘The Fate of Souls After Death,’ a late-album highlight from The Threnody of Triumph… the band slows the black-metal pummel upon which the track has depended. The drums drop into a half-time march, and the guitars relax their harsh roar, riffs etching harmonies against a background wall of distortion. But don't coast into reverie quite yet: Winterfylleth break the séance with fury, panic screams, and united-in-rage guitars that clash with the blurred drums for a perfect, primal burnout. The antiphonal, fast-slow-fast structure is a familiar trick of so-called atmospheric black metal; Winterfylleth just work to ensure that the atmosphere is as damaged as possible.” More...
Century Media is proud to announce the signing of Washington state based metal quintet, Into the Flood. Formed in the winter of 2010, the band came together to combine a vast array of influences to create a punishing blend of brutal metal and post hardcore. Comments the band, "This is absolutely a dream come true to be involved with a label like CM. This is something every musician dreams of and we were blessed enough to have it happen for us."
Century Media issued the following statement:
"For the past few years, they were the go-to local band asked to open up for nationally touring artists passing through Pacific Northwest. Sharing the stage with such bands as DEMON HUNTER, HATE ETERNAL and GOATWHORE, they were tipped off to Century Media from a Seattle promoter. Shortly after that, a label representative reached out, negotiations were made and a deal was signed.
"The band recently debuted a video for the track, 'The Destroyer,' which can be seen below. The song will be re-recorded for their debut album, which they are set to begin recording with producer Aaron Smith (JEFF LOOMIS, 7 HORNS 7 EYES) this week." More...
In addition to upcoming tour dates with Black Tusk, Red Fang has now revealed details for a European Fall/Winter tour kicking off in late November. The promotional poster can be viewed below, and dates are as follows:
Nov 27 Mulhouse, France Generiq Fest @ La Noumatrouff
Nov 28 Besancon, France Generiq Fest @ La Rodia
Nov 29 Paris, France Glazart
Dec 1 Camber Sands, UK ATP @ Pontins
Dec 2 Camber Sands, UK ATP @ Pontins
Dec 3 London, UK The Garage
Dec 4 Manchester, UK Club Academy
Dec 5 Glasgow, UK Ivory Blacks
Dec 6 Birmingham, UK HMV Library
Dec 7 Vosselaar, Belgium Biebob
Dec 8 Eindhoven, Netherlands Speedfest
Dec 9 Koln, Germany Essigfabrik More...
After a successful reunion with singer Randy Blythe at the two Knotfest shows in mid-August, Lamb of God is pleased to announce a 38-date fall U.S tour starting October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona.
Joining Lamb of God as direct support for the entire tour is In Flames. Hatebreed will be joining the package from October 30th until November 19th at which point Hellyeah will replace Hatebreed for the remainder of the shows. British band Sylosis will open all dates.
Due to Randy Blythe’s continuing legal situation, the band will not be able to perform in Canada on this tour but look forward to doing an entire Canadian run in the near future.
The tour will be the first U.S tour in support of the band’s CD, "Resolution," which debuted at #3 upon its release in January, and will be the last tour dates of 2012. Tickets for the tour will begin to go on sale the weekend of September 21st. Dates are as follows: More...
Casket Robbery has teamed up with Metal Army America to premiere a new pre-production track titled "Malevolent Milwaukee Massacre." Check out the song right here or in the SoundCloud player available below. According to the band, the Jeffrey Dahmer themed track will appear on a new album scheduled for release sometime in 2013, which will also feature a Jack the Ripper inspired song.
Neurosis today proudly reveals a brand new visual trailer created for the band's upcoming tenth studio full-length, "Honor Found In Decay." Check out the clip below.
Created by video architect Kenneth Thomas, also responsible for producing the mini-documentary for Neurosis’ 2007-released "Given To The Rising," the intense look into the new opus features intimate details of the album’s layout hand-crafted by the band’s visual specialist by Josh Graham, personal commentary from guitarists/vocalists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till on the creation of Honor Found In Decay, as well as the first brief moments of audio to be publicly unleashed.
States Steve Von Till in the early moments of the preview, "A legacy can only be assured if we continually burn down the past and plant seeds in the ashes to grow new, greater things," and is followed by founding member Scott Kelly, who boldly affirms, "If you don't make a record that you think eclipses your previous record, then... you've failed."
The band's upcoming live shows are:
11/30-12/02/2012 ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas - Camber Sands Holiday Camp, England
12/02/2012 HMV Forum - London, England w/ Godflesh More...
Brazilian power metal band Symbolica, featuring vocalist Gus Monsanto (Adagio/Revolution Renaissance/Lord of Mushrooms) and drummer Marcelo Moreira (Almah, Burning Hell), has posted a second music video for the band's debut album "Precession." The song chosen for the video is "A Letter For Mankind."
The band previously released a video for the track "Enjoy the Ride," which can be seen at this location.
Check out "A Letter for Mankind" here:
Icelandic progressive black metal act Kontinuum is streaming the band's debut release "Earth Blood Magic" in full in the player below. The album was released in mid-August through Candlelight Records.
Check out "Earth Blood Magic" here:
Kamelot is streaming the new track "Sacrimony" from the forthcoming LP "Silverthorn." The song is available for purchase through iTunes. The band previously posted up behind the scenes footage from the upcoming music video for the song.
"Silverthorn" is scheduled for release on October 30th in North America, October 26th in Germany and October 29th in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. It will also see a Japanese release on October 24th via King Records. It is the first to feature new vocalist Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder).
Check out "Sacrimony" here:
Swedish quintet Engel posted a new music video for the song "Frontline." The song is taken from the band's third album "Blood of Saints," which is scheduled to hit North America on September 25, 2012 through FrostByte Media. The album was previously released in Europe on May 18, 2012 through Season of Mist.
The track listing for "Blood of Saints" is as follows:
1. Question Your Place (see music video here)
3. Feel Afraid
5. Cash King
6. One Good Thing
7. Blood of Saints
8. Down to Nothing
9. Drama Queen
10. In Darkness
11. Journeys End
Check out "Frontline" here: More...
Finnish vampire rock band The 69 Eyes has released a third video trailer for the band's forthcoming LP, "X," which is set to be released in North America on October 9th, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. The first two trailers can be viewed here and over at this location .
The track listing for "X" is:
1. Love Runs Away
4. If You Love Me The Morning After
6. I Love The Darkness In You
8. I’m Ready
9. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End
Check out the third trailer here: More...
Israeli death/doom act Sonne Adam is streaming the new track "Hater of Mankind." The track appears on the band's forthcoming compilation release "Messengers of Desolate Ways." The LP is a compilation of the band's three vinyl only EPs ("Doctrines of Dark Devotion," "Armed With Hammers" and "The Sun is Dead") along with 3 bonus tracks and is will be released on October 22, 2012 via Century Media Records.
The full track list for "Messengers of Desolate Ways" is as follows:
1. Hater of Mankind
2. The Day I Chose to Rot
3. World of Everlasting Darkness
4. Bestow the Crown of Death
5. The Deceiver of the Desolations
6. Olam Belehavoth
7. Funeral Marches to the Grave (Thorns cover)
8. The Way
9. Armed with Hammers
10. The Serpents Harvest (Darkthrone cover)
11. I Dream the Devil Sign
12. No Blood Flow
13. The Sun is Dead
14. Inside His Mark
15. Funeral Marches to the Grave (Thorns cover) (Melek-Tha mix)
Check out "Hater of Mankind" here: More...