Boston's unrelenting metal/hardcore outfit, Hell Within, has posted an exclusive album stream of their forthcoming Thorp Records debut, God Grant Me Vengeance, exclusively on TheGauntlet.com. The new record will be available for streaming up until its release on July 13th at this location.
God Grant Me Vengeance, the ferocious follow-up to 2007's, Shadows of Vanity (Lifeforce Records), was recorded at Damage Studios in Massachusetts, with engineer/producer, Pete Rutcho (Bury Your Dead). The new record was produced by Hell Within and Rutcho, and artwork comes courtesy of Hell Within vocalist, J.J. Long.
Soilwork will be ripping up Aussie shores for only the third time in October this year. Touring on the back of the release of their eighth studio album, The Panic Broadcast, the band will be bringing their killer live shows, which The Metal Observer have dubbed "Metal with the fun factor in the driving seat".
Tickets on sale Friday 16th July.
Oct 21 - Brisbane - The Hi Fi
Oct 22 - Sydney - Manning Bar
Oct 23 - Melbourne - The Hi Fi
Oct 27 - Adelaide - Fowlers Live (All Ages)
Oct 28 - Perth - Rosemount
For now, Soilwork are ready to tour North America with Death Angel and Augury. More details and tour dates can be found here.
"After Everything That's Happened, What Did You Expect", a brand new song from Montreal metallers Ion Dissonance, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"After Everything That's Happened, What Did You Expect" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Cursed, which is scheduled for release in North America on August 24 via Century Media Records.
Cursed cover art] tracklist:
02. You People Are Messed Up
03. The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same
04. This is The Last Time I Repeat Myself
05. No Care Ever
06. After Everything That's Happened, What Did You Expect
07. We Like to Call This One... Fuck Off
08. Can Someone Please Explain This to Me?
Dark Tranquillity has posted a couple live videos for their tracks "Focus Shift" and "Final Resistance" online. The clips were filmed recently at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago IL. The audio for these live videos was professionally tracked and mixed.
Moth Eater, the Beers Village, New York-based sludge metal band featuring guitarist John Conley of Scar Culture, Dave Ardolina and Steve "Buckshot" Seabury of Dirty Rig, and vocalist John Alaia, have just signed a deal with start up metal label Giddy Up! Records.
Giddy Up! Records will release the bands debut mini record titled The Thunder God of Monster Island on July 27th. The bands music was produced, recorded and mixed at Gain Studios in New York City.
Moth Eater have posted a new track from their upcoming release titled "Aftermath" on their MySpace page. The track features world renowned Hurdy Gurdy player and composer Geoff Kooris who adds to the bands already intense sound. "When I listen to our music, I get the sudden urge to smash someone's face in with a shovel. Then I become grief stricken and sob uncontrollably for a few hours, drink a beer, then I repeat the process." states John Alaia about the bands music and upcoming release.
British extreme metal act Imperial Vengeance have entered the studio to begin recording of their second album, due for release later this year via Transcend Records. The album promises to be a nightmarish tapestry of opiate Victoriana and Kafkaesque atmospheres. Ms. Lori Lewis, the acclaimed soprano with Therion, Aesma Daeva joined the band the studio this weekend for the recording of "The Black Heart of Empire"; bringing her voice to a double slice of IV intrigue - "The Devil in The Detail" and "Veiled Threats Over Cocktails".
The band had the following to say: "Having someone that comes primarily from a classical background, but additionally works in the Metal industry, rather than it being the other way around, was the priority. Both of the new tracks are specifically rooted in specific styles of singing and given Lori's extensive history with such entities as Minnesota Orchestra, The St Paul Chamber Orchestra, and VocalEssence, she understands the nuances and intricacies involved. It was amazing, she nailed the parts first time in virtually every take."
The guys and gal of Landmine Marathon have unleashed the brand new video for "Shadows Fed To Tyrants," from their latest album, Sovereign Descent which came out back in march. The video is available for viewing at this location. The video was shot in Phoenix with director David Brodsky (The Black Dahlia Murder, Gwar, Goatwhore)
The band also recently collaborated with filmmaker Brian Taylor, co-writer/director of Crank, Crank: High Voltage, and Gamer, amongst others, on a version of their song "Skin From Skull" with Taylor providing lead guitar solos. The song is being offered as a free exclusive download at Taylor's website
Taylor commented on the collaboration; "I saw Landmine at a show in LA last year and they turned my guts to jelly. Grace Perry is a beast from hell. When I found out they were Crank fans I knew we had to get something going… my approach to "Skin From Skull" was simple: just fucking shred. Grace's vocals peel the skin off your face - the solo should do the same. Straight up the ass."
Legendary German heavy metallers Accept have finally released all the details for the forthcoming Blood Of The Nations.
The album is set to be released via Nuclear Blast Records on August 20 in Europe, and September 14 in North America. Blood Of The Nations — which also marks the recording debut of the band's latest addition, vocalist Mark Tornillo — was recorded at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer and Sabbat guitarist Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Masterplan).
Regarding Tornillo's addition to Accept, Hoffmann previously said: "It all happened in minutes. Peter and I were working on some tunes in a studio in New Jersey. Somebody suggested we give this guy Mark a call to see if he would join us on vocals. So when he arrived we started jamming on some old Accept tunes — just for fun. As soon as Mark started singing we looked at each other and realized the impossible just happened: we found a new voice for Accept! The timing could not have been better! Now or never... We are re-energized and excited..."
Brooklyn's Julie Christmas (Battle Of Mice, Made Out of Babies) has been mysteriously under the radar as of late. But far from disappearing, the emerging singer/songwriter has been busier than ever. Christmas is scheduled to release her first solo record, The Bad Wife, this fall. More details about the album are forthcoming, but "July 31st", a song from the pending release, is featured on the soundtrack for Paramount film, Wrong Turn at Tahoe, starring Harvey Keitel and Cuba Gooding Jr. A video to promote the album is in production.
"I use sounds to express feelings and ideas that I am too clumsy to get across with words alone," explains Christmas. "Working with amazing visual artists - people who speak in images - gets me one step closer to really communicating with anyone nuts enough to listen."
According to a posting on the band's website, the recordings of the new Destruction album, which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records in January 2011, have started with a bang.
The 14th recording medium with frontman Schmier (18th album release in total) will be called Day Of Reckoning. First statements from the band are promising a more fast and turbulent album than the 2008 studio record D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N..
Last week already, Bay Area Thrashers Death Angel have announced the release of their 6th album entitled Relentless Retribution. The release dates are September 3rd in Europe and September 14th in North America. A picture of the cover art (by Brent Elliot White (Job For A Cowboy) can be found here.
Comments on the artwork by vocalist Mark Osegueda and artist Brent Elliot White can be read here.
As previously reported, the Relentless Retribution album was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (Trivium, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, etc.)