Today Metalunderground.com brings you the exclusive premiere of a new Nokturnel single, "Shadows Alive." You can hear the single on the player below.
"Shadows Alive" was written by Tom Stevens. Guitar, bass, vocals and lyrics provided by Tom Stevens. Kevin Talley (Six Feet Under, Daath) plays drums. Stuart Laurence recorded the song at Raging Steel Fury Studios in Austin, Texas.
"Shadows Alive" marks the second song Nokturnel debuted on Metal Underground.com. Last year, the group premiered "Ancestral Calling."
Tom Stevens comments on "Shadows Alive":
"This song is for the die hards who keep the underground alive. Bring Nokturnel back to the front lines! Devour another dose of Nokturnel and spread this like a plague!"
Download an MP3 of "Shadows Alive" here (right-click and "Save Target As")
Follow the song's haunting lyrics listed below: More...
Revocation is currently embarked on a headlining tour with Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. The band has now teamed up with Metalunderground.com for an exclusive update from the road. Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne had this to say:
"Hello again RevoNation! Phil here once again, burning up the highway on yet another tour. I’ve had a great time writing blogs over the last few tours, but this one is special, because it’s our first headlining tour! We have been waiting to do this for a long time, and we couldn’t be more stoked to have Cannabis Corpse, and our bff’s in Ramming Speed along with us for support. So far, it’s been a fucking blast!
"Our first show was in our hometown, Boston. We always have a great time in Boston, because there are so many old friends to catch up with over beers, some of which I haven’t seen in years!
Metalunderground.com has obtained the premiere of a video of The Greenery interview and performance footage from the Scion Label Showcase that happened last month as well a couple of tracks, "Crime Wave" and "Dragged Beneath," for free download from that video. In the interview segment, the band talks about and gives advice about touring, songwriting, and more, relaying stories from their own experiences.
Scion worked with Prosthetic Records to bring Holy Grail, Scale The Summit, Last Chance to Reason, and The Greenery to the Roxy in Hollywood, January 14, 2012 for their Scion Label Showcase. The showcase release features a couple live tracks from each of the bands, and is accompanied by interviews with each band, edited with live footage from their performances.
The Scion Label Showcase is an ongoing series, which highlights talent from select record labels. The next showcase is May 19th, at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA and features A389 Record acts Integrity, Ringworm, Seven Sisters of Sleep, The Love Below, and Young and in the Way. More event information can be found here.
As previously reported, Scion has announced that this year's Scion Rock Fest will take place on June 2nd in Tampa, Florida. More details are expected to be announced soon.
Metalunderground.com is premiering the one-man cover for the Fear Factory song "Flashpoint," recorded by deathrash/groove outfit Common Dead. The track originally hails from the 1995 album "Demanufacture." All instrumentation and mixing for the cover was the solo effort of Common Dead's founder, Andrew Laurenson, including the recreation of sound bytes meant to mirror samples in the original. Check out the cover below.
Comments Laurenson: "This was a favorite song of mine that tends to get overlooked by some. It starts heavy, reaches up for melody, then crashes down heavy again. A short and sweet punch to the face that also hadn't been covered to death. This raw mix was made around sessions for the 'Diatribe' album as an homage to the masters of futurist metal."
Common Dead released its flagship effort "Diatribe" (reviewed here) in early 2012 after relocating to Montreal, Canada from the United States. The effort received warm reviews from press, including 3/5 from Metal Underground and 4/5 from Brutalism. Following the release, plans were announced to expand the official roster of Common Dead and induct new members for upcoming efforts.
"Common Dead was never exclusively a solo project, and that was something I voiced early on through websites and interviews" explains Laurenson. "Each time I would find myself playing all the instruments, it was just a matter of circumstances I was facing at the time and wanting to get something done in spite of it all. I'm looking to burn that cycle. I'm glad I got those solo works in the books, I'm proud of that era, but now I'm interested in starting a new era, and having more of a team."
Submissions from possible bandmates in the Montreal region are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info and updates, join the band's Facebook page.
Solo metal band Autumns Eyes is gearing up to release its long awaited new album, "Please Deceive Me" (reviewed here) and Metalunderground.com has the full album stream album nearly a full week prior to release. You can hear the album in the player below. "Please Decieve Me" will finally be released on April 1, 2012, after delays stemming from Autumns Eyes mastermind Dan Mitchell undergoing hand surgery, contributing to and coordinating Metalunderground.com's Peter Steele tribute album, and the Fall snow storm of 2011 among other things.
Of the release, Dan Mitchell commented:
"I'm really excited about this new release as its become a chance to explore different production techniques which focus completely on the listeners' experience. There was a lot of care and thought put into dynamics, and volume control. In a time where so many metal albums are becoming squashed due to the ongoing loudness wars, finding an album with dynamics that won't hurt your ears when you turn it up is few and far between. When you listen to an overly compressed album at high volumes, your hearing gets shot much quicker. The loud parts are loud, the soft parts are loud, and the dynamics have been completely destroyed. That's not the case with 'Please Deceive Me.' The music breathes throughout each song, and in turn gives the songs energy in all the right spots. I encourage listeners to use their volume knobs here, and turn it way the fuck up!"
The complete track listing for "Please Deceive Me" is as follows:
2. Blood In the Woods
3. Anxiety Spiders
4. Please Deceive Me
5. So Close to Shadow
7. Cobwebs and Crosses
8. Red Wine and Resin
9. Haunting Your Daughter
10. The Wooded Road
You can currently pre-order "Please Deceive Me" and get instant downloads of the tracks "Red Wine and Resin" and "Haunting Your Daughter." Head over to www.autumnseyes.com for free wall papers and new merch in the theme of "Please Deceive Me" and songs from the album.
Autumns Eyes also recorded a cover of the Type O Negative track "Love You To Death" last year for Metalunderground.com's "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele."
Metalunderground.com is premiering a studio tour by Sanford Parker as part of the upcoming Scion A/V video series from their Music(less) Conference. In this video, producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) gives a tour of Engine Studios in Chicago, from the main room to the control room.
Scion A/V is set to launch a variety of exclusive online video content that was taken from their most recent Scion Music(less) Music Conference, a two-day event that brings together a diverse selection of experts to discuss the relevant issues in the music industry. Consisting of panels, debates, one-on-one interviews and workshops, and attended by music’s most cutting edge artists and the industry’s biggest influencers, the conference’s goal is to provide developing talent with knowledge and resources for evolving careers.
The conference videos will be released on March 26 at scionav.com/mmc and youtube.com/scionav and feature appearances from Mark Mothersbaugh, Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki, Nadastrom, Todd Edwards, Dam-Funk, Kurt Ballou, 45 King, Sanford Parker and others who provide an intimate look at their music-making process as well as discussing their careers in absolute detail and candor.
Along with the studio tours, there are panels and workshop videos featuring industry newsmakers that will be available to view, highlighting music business topics such as “What I Learned” featuring Wino, “Artists on Hating,” featuring Dwid Hellion of Integrity, and questions such as “How to Pick a Label and Deal With Them?” featuring Tony Foresta of Municipal Waste. Other panels include music business topics such as “The Role of Zines” and questions such as “Why Start A Label Now?”
“Scion believes the current state of the music industry is an ever-changing climate,” says Jeri Yoshizu, Manager of Sales Promotions for Scion. “The primary focus of the Scion Music(less) Music Conference is to center on the factors of the current business landscape and elaborate on how to thrive sensibly and successfully and we’re happy to bring what was discussed there to the interested public at large.”
Studio Tour with Sanford Parker (Scion AV)
Today Metalunderground.com brings you the exclusive premiere of a new Job For a Cowboy song, "Black Discharge." You can hear it in the player below. "Black Discharge" is off the band's upcoming new album, "Demonocracy," which is due out in North America on April 10, 2012 via Metal Blade Records.
"Demonocracy" is produced by Jason Seucof (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium) who recorded the band's "Ruination" full-length, at Audiohammer Studios, and features the conceptual cover design by artist Brent Elliott White.
The band previously released "Nourishment Through Bloodshed," which you can hear here.
The complete track listing for "Demonocracy" is as follows:
1. Children of Deceit
2. Nourishment Through Bloodshed
3. Imperium Wolves
4. Tongueless and Bound
5. Black Discharge
6. The Manipulation Stream
7. The Deity Misconception
9. Tarnished Gluttony
JOB FOR A COWBOY played a special daytime show on March 15 as headliners of the Metal Blade Records' 30th Anniversary party at SXSW (report forthcoming). Metal Injection snagged a bootleg of "Black Discharge" from this show, which you can watch here.
The band is currently on tour as part of the Metal Alliance tour with Devildriver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom , Wretched. The latest Metal Alliance tour dates are as follows: More...
We announced earlier this week that Vaginal Penetration Of An Amelus With A Musty Carrot (aka VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxCx) has signed on for a multi-album deal with Kaotoxin Records, with the first release "In Involuntary Abortion we Trust" coming this April. You can now get a first taste of the album by checking out the song "Mass Suicide with a Rusty Comb" in the player provided below. Kaotoxin Records issued the following press release about the band:
"Bored of all the melodic and trend oriented bands in their neighbourhoods, the urine soaked landscapes of upper Austria, four blastjunkies decided in Autumn 2008 to end this misery and finally form the first 'upper Austrian extreme-metal' band. The band got the clear and brief name VAGINAL PENETRATION OF AN AMELUS WITH A MUSTY CARROT.
"Since then the band worked hard and eagerly on the first songs and finally got onto stage in summer 09. After line-up changes, including the reduction of drummer Max Gufler in exchange for the band’s very tight and sexy drum machine VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC currently is a trio.
"By now they played shows in many countries such as Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican, etc. Their music style can best be described as a mixture of goregrind and slamdeath, which means dancing parts ala Cock And Ball Torture alter with groovy and brutal waves of slam-attacks.
"Next to shows with bands such as Last Days of Humanity, Katalepsy, Ass to Mouth, Satan's Revenge on Mankind, Blood, Abysmal Torment, Rubufaso Mukufo, Aborted, Turronizer, Embalming Theatre, Gore & Carnage, Tibosity, Holocausto Canibal, Beheaded etc. the band released the following CDs so far:
- Split w. Turronizer (Spain)/Pilsen Bastard (Spain)
- Split w. Elite Drug Dealers (Russia) More...
Finnish death metal supergroup Barren Earth, featuring current and former members of acts such as Amorphis, Moonsorrow, Swallow the Sun, and Kreator, burst onto the metal scene in 2009 with the "Our Twilight" EP, which manged to pique the interest of fans of melodic death metal and Finnish doom acts.
When the follow-up debut full-length "Curse of the Red River" came around the next year it became apparent that Barren Earth would be at the forefront of the progressive death metal scene, mixing in elements of prog rock with influences from all the member's other projects.
The time has now come for Barren Earth to prove it can keep the momentum going and continue to provide quality death metal steeped in progressive and melodic sounds with the release of the new album "The Devil's Resolve" (reviewed here).
The album isn't set to drop until March 12th/13th, but Metalunderground.com is very proud to provide you with a preview of the first three tracks off the upcoming new opus. Get a taste of the coming prog/death madness by listening to "Passing of the Crimson Shadows," "The Rains Begin," and "Vintage Warlords" in the player below. Barren Earth also recently released a new music video for "The Rains Begin," which is available for viewing here.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Passing Of The Crimson Shadows
2. The Rains Begin
3. Vintage Warlords
4. As It Is Written
5. The Dead Exiles
6. Oriental Pyre
7. White Field
8. Where All Stories End
9. Martyrs of Devotion (Special Edition)
10. World in Haze (Special Edition)
Death's two-CD live album, entitled "Vivus!" was released this week in select territories and Metalunderground.com readers can now stream the album in full (below). Compiling two separate Death concerts, each recorded in 1998, disc One features the band at the height of their prowess tearing the roof off of the infamous Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles while disc two is a brilliant recording of the band on the festival stage at Dynamo Open Air. The complete tracklisting for both discs can be found below.
"Vivus!" was released on February 28th in North America, today, March 2nd, in the Benelux / Germany. The album is due out March 5th in the UK and rest of Europe. "Vivus!" follows the recent Relapse Records re-issues of "Individual Though Patterns," "The Sound of Perseverance" and "Human." Like those reissues, this collection contains extensive liner notes from previous members and never-before-seen photos of the band. Pre-order options, including a new line of exclusive DEATH merch and additional release information can be found here.
Here is the complete "Vivus!" track listing:
Disc 1 - Live In L.A. – 1998
1. The Philosopher
2. Spirit Crusher
3. Trapped In A Corner
4. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
5. Crystal Mountain
6. Flesh And The Power It Holds
7. Zero Tolerance
8. Zombie Ritual
9. Suicide Machine
10. Together As One
11. Empty Words
13. Pull The Plug
Disc 2 - Live In Eindhoven – 1998
1. The Philosopher
2. Trapped in a Corner
3. Crystal Mountain
4. Suicide Machine
5. Together As One
6. Zero Tolerance
7. Lack Of Comprehension
8. Flesh and the Power It Holds
9. Flattening of Emotions
10. Spirit Crusher
11. Pull the Plug
London based death/doom act Eye of Solitude recently signed on with Kaotoxin Records to release the new "Sui Caedere" album and follow-up to the previous full-length "The Ghost." In anticipation of the upcoming album, Eye of Solitude has now teamed up with Metalunderground.com to premiere a song online from the band's previously self-released and self-titled EP. Check out the "Die Alone" track in the player below.
"Sui Caedere" is set to drop this coming June, and music from that upcoming release will also see its premiere online through Metalunderground in the coming months.
The following press release was issued by Kaotoxin Records about Eye of Solitude's music:
"The Eye of Solitude is the heart of forests where unsettled spirits dwell. It is the fear within; the carnal ripping of every thought when abandoned in despair. It is nightmare and enlightenment, a fearsome tide that carries the soul and mind onto dark realms of insanity.
"The music is inspired by emotional distress, inner pain and a cruel combination of negativity and grief. Dark shapes that terrorize the soul and keep it captive on the altar of suffering, until when not being able to breathe any longer, it finds its end - a supreme escape towards peace and eternal rest.
"After 'The Ghost' debut album released in June 2011, and a self-titled EP, the band is currently working on thee second full-length, titled 'Sui Caedere,' which will be released in June 2012 through Kaotoxin records."
Eye of Solitude is:
Daniel Neagoe – Vocals (Unfathomable Ruination / The Departure)
Indee Rehal-Sagoo – Guitars
Tristan Jefferies – Guitars
Jamie Sweeney – Guitars (Trifixion)
Federico Benini – Bass (Trifixion / Unfathomable Ruination)
Ewan Ross – Drums (Trifixion)
"Freedom Through Violence," the nine-track "DeathGroove" debut from Florence, Massachusetts' Western Massacre, is now available for streaming in full below. It will see a physical release in select stores on March 13th, and can be pre-ordered through the band's official website. A review of the album can be found here.
The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Joe Rogers at MAS Studios, and features reworked versions of material found on the band's 2010 self-titled EP and 2009 "Demolition" demo - plus several brand new tracks.
The complete "Freedom Through Violence" track listing is as follows:
1. Steel Casket
2. Brazilian Carnival
5. Blood and Stone
6. Western Massacre
8. The Recession
9. Freedom Through Violence
Silk City TapRoom in Florence is hosting a CD release party for Western Massacre on Friday, March 2nd at 9:00 PM. According to guitarist Kyle Leary, "We're going to be doing raffles, door prizes, and all sorts of good stuff!" A $10 cover includes a physical copy of the album, which the band will perform front to back, along with additional songs. Regional acts Spoken Like A True Hero, Defy The Relic, and The River Neva will offer support.
As was announced yesterday, Belgium's Dehuman is now officially signed onto the Kaotoxin Records roster for a multi-album deal set to start with the band's debut full-length "Black Throne of All Creation." The album drops on April 30th in CD and limited edition digipack versions.
Metalunderground.com has an exclusive stream of the album's seventh track "Cast of Assassination," which can be heard through the player below. Kaotoxin Records also commented on Dehuman:
"Amongst a plethora of bands conforming to traditional over technical death metal and nearing Deathcore, Dehuman stands apart, offering a down to Earth, straight forward and authentic array of death metal compositions. Despite intricate riffs and melodies, the quartet attach considerable importance to their song-writing so as to make any listener experience a chaotic musical world forged by the instruments of these up and coming musicians. Their desire to tour has left them prepared to conquer the world by storm."
The "Black Throne of All Creation" track listing is as follows:
1. Apocalypse and perdition
2. Monstrosity in the hands of god
3. Eyes of a thousand
4. Spiral of loss
5. Down with the world
6. Harvest the sun
7. Cast of assassination
8. Black mamba
9. Path to oblivion
Stay up to date with the latest Dehuman info and listen to more music from the band through Facebook.
Cocaine Moustache is not concerned about offending anybody. Formed in 2009, this Vancouver, BC outfit jam with the kind of sleazy metal that comes off like a grittier version of Clutch. The band's love of the white powder and brown/clear liquor runs deep through the latest album, "On The Mirror", which was released on February 7. The bluesy metal vibes fit well with the raucous anthems dished out, including an ode to alcohol on "The Pledge" and the funky undertones on the title track.
Metalunderground.com has teamed up with the band to give an exclusive sneak peek at "On The Mirror" with the premier of "Out Of My Hands." Check out the killer tune and get more information on Cocaine Moustache via the band's Facebook page.
The track listing of "On The Mirror" is as follows:
1. The Drip (5:41)
2. Out Of My Hands (4:52)
3. Better Back In Time (4:15)
4. The Pledge (6:29)
5. Cocaine Moustache (6:15)
6. Garbage Bags And Shovels (6:13)
7. On The Mirror (5:12)
8. Worst Of Me (4:59)
9. Bleed My Last Breath (6:58)
It was revealed yesterday that French death/grind act Infected Society has officially signed on with Kaotoxin Records to release a debut MCD this coming May. Metalunderground.com is now proud to premiere the first cut off the impending release. Crank the volume to 10 and prepare to have your ears bleed from the force of "Victims of Procreation" via the player below.
The MCD's finalized track listing and release date will be announced in the near future as the details become available. In the mean time, you can check out more on Infected Society at this location or via the Kaotoxin Records Facebook profile.
The core of Infected Society is:
- Fabien Desgardins (Fack): Guitars
- Frédéric Desseaux (Brédin) : Vocals
The Infected Society live members are:
- Nicolas Minier (Nicklaus): Drums (Decline Of Humanity, Maladaptive, Altered Beast...)
- Christopher Lorent (Kris): Bass (ex-Yyrkoon, Burgul Torkhaïn, ex-Tridus Elasticus...)
After breaking the news yesterday that French brutal death metal act Insain has officially inked a multi-album deal with Kaotoxin, the band has now teamed up with us again to stream the opening track off the "Spiritual Rebirth" album. Check out the chaos of "Black As Your Light" in the player provided below.
"Spiritual Rebirth" was originally recorded and self-released by the band back in 2010, but will now be seeing its official label release through Kaotoxin this coming March 26th, 2012. An upcoming second full-length is also in the works and scheduled for release next year.
The "Spiritual Rebirth" track listing is as follows:
1. Black as Your Light
2. Me & I
4. Spiritual Rebirth
5. Corpse Before Death
7. Dying Mind
9. Angel of Pain
10. Ethereal Enemy
11. Back Into the Wild
Portugal’s melodic death metal band Karnak Seti is set to self-release the sophomore album, "In Harmonic Entropy" on February 6, 2012. Metalunderground.com is offering readers the chance to hear this new album before it's officially released, with an exclusive full-album stream in the player below.
"In Harmonic Entropy" follows up the band's 2009 debut album, "Scars of your Decay." Their sophomore release finds the band returning with a new singer and a great blend of Swedish-style death metal guitar riffing, blistering melodic leads and technical precision.
"In Harmonic Entropy" was produced by Daniel Cardoso (Heavenwood, Angelus Apartida, Ava Inferi) at Ultrasound Studios in Braga – Portugal.
The complete track listing for "In Harmonic Entropy" is as follows:
1. Long Gone Shadow
2. Only Red Mist Descends
4. Among the Sleepless
5. Golden Age of Downfalls
6. Luctor et Emergo
7. Stranded by Existence
8. Figureless Icons
9. Collateral Dreams
There's only one day left to go before metal/hardcore act At Home in Hell launches the devastating new full-length assault "In Home Hell" (reviewed here), and the band is ready to unleash one last preview before the album officially drops.
After previously premiering the new song "Help!" online earlier this month, we have teamed up with the band again to exclusively premiere the new song "Beatrice." Check out the track in the player below, or hear more of the band's music via Facebook.
The complete track listing for the upcoming "In Home Hell" album will be as follows:
1. House of No Faces
3. Last Chance
4. My Pain
5. Wrong Way Home
7. Glorys End / Never Again
8. Stacking Bodies
9. Systematic Makeover
10. The Dogg
11. An Untimely End
13. A Poem To Remember Her By
15. Can't Sleep
16. The Other Me
Started in 2009 by past and present members of Darkall Slaves, Trepan'dead, and Purify, French act Unsu is now signed to Kaotoxin Records and will be releasing the debut MCD "The Filthy" this coming March 6th, 2012. The release includes five brand new studio tracks, twelve bonus live songs recorded at the Lille WinterFest #1, and a Nasum cover.
Buckle up and prepare to take a brutal death/grind ride, as Unsu has now teamed up with us to premiere the song "Kill Kyst" online. Check out the mayhem in the player below. Pre-orders for "The Filthy" can be found at this location.
The track listing for "The Filthy" is as follows:
1. Napalm in the morning
2. Magic quartet of starfuckers
3. Kill kyst
4. The filthy
5. Time to act (Nasum cover)
6. (intro) (live)
7. Cut throat with my ass (live)
8. Shaved (live)
9. Self-destruction (live)
10. Aphra (live)
11. Fat attack (live)
12. Hate (swamping hemp version) (live)
13. Writer's block (live)
14. Gay's juice (live)
15. Ebola (live)
16. My misery (live)
17. Time to act (Nasum cover) (live)
18. Jack error (live)
Faceless hardcore/metal act At Home In Hell is gearing up to create spontaneous mosh pits across the world and destroy necks everywhere with the release of the new full-length album "In Home Hell." With the impending release of January 31st, 2012 drawing near, the band has teamed up with us to premiere a brand new song online titled "Help!" Check out the song in the player below, and keep your eyes peeled for another brand new track cut off the album, which will be available for streaming later this month.
At Home in Hell had this to say about the song:
"When people hear the name 'At Home In Hell' they always ask why did you name your band that. Are you Satan worshipers, hate mongers, terrorists etc... This album will answer all those questions! Find it online at cdbaby, Amazon, etc, or in stores (in Montana) on January 31st, 2012.
'Help!' specifically is about dealing with childhood trauma and how somethings can never be forgotten...Or forgiven! Look for the upcoming album review at Metalunderground or follow us at Facebook."
The "In Home Hell" track listing is as follows:
1. House of No Faces
3. Last Chance
4. My Pain
5. Wrong Way Home
7. Glorys End / Never Again
8. Stacking Bodies
9. Systematic Makeover
10. The Dogg
11. An Untimely End
13. A Poem To Remember Her By
15. Can't Sleep
16. The Other Me