Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste have announced dates for a new European tour this December.
Municipal Waste will be making their way around Europe, including a run of UK shows, with support from Californian metallers Saviours and Boston crossover thrashers Ramming Speed.
Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte comments: "I can't wait to get back to the UK/Europe in December. We have some killer bands coming with us. Saviours and Ramming Speed make this one hell of a package. Seeing as we had to sit out the summer dates, it will be about 10 months since we've been to the UK/Europe, for the first time in about 5 years... So, no worries people, we're making good on ourselves and will return full speed ahead!"
"Shake Your Grave", a brand new song from Danish metallers Raunchy, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Shake Your Grave" comes off the band's forthcoming album, A Discord Electric, which will be released on the following dates:
September 20: Denmark
October 8: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
October 11: Rest of Europe
October 12: USA
A Discord Electric cover art] tracklist:
01. Dim The Lights And Run
02. Rumors Of Worship
03. Blueprints For Lost Sounds
04. NGHT PRTY
05. Street Emperor
06. Shake Your Grave
07. Tiger Crown
08. Big Truth
09. The Great Depression
10. The Yeah Thing
11. Ire Vampire
12. Gunslingers And Tombstones
"Out Of The Wind", the new video from Finnish metallers The Man-Eating Tree, can be viewed at this location.
"Out Of The Wind" comes off the band's debut album, Vine, which will be released in Finland on September 22 via Cobra Records and in other territories through Century Media Records.
Vine cover art] tracklist:
01. Lathing A New Man
02. The White Plateau
03. This Longitude Of Sleep
04. King Of July
05. Of Birth For Passing
06. Out Of The Wind
07. Nights In White Satin
08. Tide Shift
09. Instead Of Sand And Stone
Norwegian metallers Madder Mortem have issued the following update on their official website:
"We've been aware that Odd was thinking about leaving the band since winter 2010, and have been looking for a possible replacement.
After much consideration regarding who could fill his shoes, fit in with the rest of us socially and be a creative, fifth input to the band, we only came up with one name. Luckily for us, he has now entered our ranks full-time. Patrick Scantlebury is our new permanent guitarist. He has already made one live appearance with us in our hometown at the Norf-festival.
Some might know him as one of the founders of Frantic Bleep. He was our guitar-tech and merchandiser on the Opeth tour in 2003, and he also filled in for Odd on a couple of gigs in 2005. We all went to school with him at Tynset, and BP and Pat has played together in various constellations. We're already busy writing more new material with Patrick, and it feels like we've got a true chemistry.
British thrashers Savage Messiah have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Earache Records.
Formed in London, England in 2007, Savage Messiah self-released their debut EP, Spitting Venom, in 2007 to positive reviews. In 2009 the band entered the studio with acclaimed Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Bruce Dickinson) to record their album, Insurrection Rising. The album was mixed by Scott Atkins (Gama Bomb, Sylosis, Ignominious Incarceration). The band is currently working on its third album, due to be released on Earache Records in 2011.
Savage Messiah bassist Sasha Cron comments: "We are very proud and excited to sign with Earache Records. This is an exciting time for Savage Messiah as we are currently writing our new album, and hope to be on tour soon to present the new material. We would like to thank everybody at Earache for this fantastic opportunity, and we are really looking forward to getting out and thrashing with the fans!"
Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce a September release for the CD version of the debut album by the US funeral doom band Encoffination, entitled Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh.
According to a press release, Encoffination, formed in 2009, is the sepulchral embodiment of rancid death. Crushing, suffocating death metal doom of the lowest caliber. Named for the ritual preparation of the dead for burial, Encoffination exists below the plane of mortality; deep within the realms of death and decay. Slowly they lurch forth with their educated form of blasphemy, occult, and ritualistic expulsion of the holy from the earth.
This is the first full length from this amazing two-piece band, which is comprised of Ghoat on vocals, guitar, and bass (also in Festered) and Elektrokutioner on drums (also in Decrepitaph, Festered, Tombstones, Beyond Hell, Scaremaker). The follow-up to their After Their Temples Descend Below The Earth 7-inch, released earlier this year, this Georgia/Texas-based duo attacks with the 8-song Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh, featuring over 30 minutes of cryptic metal influenced by early '90s American doom/death and bands like Incantation, Disembowelment, and Morpheus Descends. The album has already been released on tape format by Ritval Death Offerings, and the vinyl version is available on Psychedelic Lotus Order.
Swiss grindcore act Female Nose Breaker have been on a break since February following the snowboard accident of drummer Cyrill, who broke his back and wrist, and now has to fight cancer.
In an update, he writes: "After my snowboard accident in February, where I broke my back and wrist, I also have to fight and beat damn cancer since May (had brain tumour and brain surgery). But yeah, I think positive, stay strong and I'm fucking ready to beat this shit, no matter what happens!!"
The band further adds: "But don't think we're not doing anything. We started writing new songs some weeks ago. Our goal is the first full length, which we hopefully can record in the end of 2010 or early 2011! Another big goal is to be ready for live action again, but this maybe have to wait a bit, cause of Cyrill's sickness. We'll try to record one or two songs in the next few months just for our fans and supporters to show you that we're still active and more brutal than ever before!"
And also Canadian death metallers Kataklysm have a new video out for your viewing pleasure. The band just unveiled their new video for the song "Push The Venom" and can be watched below. The clip was filmed last month in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic (Type O Negative, Unleashed, Ex Deo).
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "After the crazy videos we did with Ex Deo, it was only natural for us to upgrade the Kataklysm visuals as well. We decided to try to recreate the underworld fantasy atmosphere depicted in the artwork with some great visual effects. The song is about surviving the judgment that others cast upon you, and that which is important and feels right to you. Spread your venom and not the lies of your enemies! Ivan did another fantastic job and we are super-happy with it and hopefully you guys dig it too."
The new Tristania video for "Year Of The Rat" is now available online. "Year Of The Rat" is one of the tracks on the new album Rubicon, to be released later this month. The video clip was directed and produced by Jakob Arevärn.
US Death Doom metallers Acid Witch are working on a new full-length and EP. Any time soon the band will upload a new song, called "To Magic, Sex and Gore" from the Midnight Mass EP which should be out within the next couple months. Keep an eye on the Acid Witch MySpace for this brand new track.
Both the EP and the full-length will be mastered by Tony Hamera of Detroit death/thrash legends Fatal.
The band commented as follows: "The EP is already mastered and it is by far our heaviest.
In other news, Acid Witch does have a new home... HELL! We will be doin this new EP, plus the 2nd full-length cd/lp with Hells Headbangers. So expect nothing but the very best from us and the label!
A severe thunderstorm hit Sonisphere Festival in Pori, Finland this afternoon (Sunday 8th) at approximately 16h00. Strong gusts of freak wind damaged the stages and knocked down tents and fences. Approximately 40 people were injured, two of them seriously so. The injured people are currently receiving treatment in a hospital.
Sonisphere Festival series producer Stuart Galbraith said: "Our first thoughts go out to the injured people and we sincerely hope they will have a full recovery."
The second stage was damaged beyond repair and to guarantee the safety of the audience, artists and crew the authorities closed the stage. The storm damaged Mötley Crüe's equipment behind repair, forcing their show to be unfortunately cancelled. Iggy Pop did play, performing an acoustic four-track set on the main stage, while the Sonisphere crew worked hard behind the scenes to dry everything out and make repairs to damage across the site.
US thrashers Mantic Ritual have posted the following statement on their blog:
"As some of you may already know, we are no longer working with our drummer, Adam Haritan. This was a mutual decision and we all agree that it's best for everyone involved. It's been obvious to us for some time that Adam was not as interested in making music as he once was, and we all thought this would be a good time for him to pursue other things while we found another drummer who can be fully dedicated to Mantic Ritual. There are no hard feelings between us, and we're grateful for all the time and effort Adam has put into this band over the last five years. We wish him the best and we're sure he'll be successful in whatever path he chooses.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Amorphis, the band has re-recorded a selection of classic tracks for a special retrospective. Magic & Mayhem - Tales From The Early Years will be in stores September 17 (Finland: September 15) and features songs originally released between 1991 and 1996.
Magic & Mayhem - Tales From The Early Years cover art] tracklist:
01. Magic And Mayhem
02. Vulgar Necrolatry
03. Into Hiding
04. Black Winter Day
05. On Rich And Poor
06. Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
07. The Castaway
08. Song Of The Troubled One
09. Sign From The North Side
10. Drowned Maid
11. Against Widows
12. My Kantele
13. Light My Fire
Antagonist's new album, The World In Decline, is streaming in its entirety at Hails And Horns Magazine. The album will be out next Tuesday, August 17, through Prosthetic Records.
The World In Decline was recorded at Buzzbomb Studios in Orange, California with producer Paul Miner (Terror, Throwdown) and features a guest vocal appearances by Arsonists Get All The Girls' Jared Monette and John Strachan of The Funeral Pyre.
The World In Decline cover art] tracklist:
01. The Bane of Existence
02. Sasha Grey
03. Disguised In White
04. God On Fire
05. Wake Up And Smell The Lies
06. New Human
07. A Voice Unspoken
08. Already Dead
09. Darkest Darkness
10. World In Decline