Friday, August 31, 2012

INTO THE FLOOD Unleashed New Video "The Destroyer"


Seattle, Washington, Christian Hardcore/Metal band INTO THE FLOOD has released a new official video for the song "The Destroyer."  Check it out below.


The message of the band is as follows:
"We are a band that believes that YOU are the start of a positive change in the people that surround you. We believe that YOU can help communities and cities change. We believe that YOU have purpose. We are imperfect. We are a group of normal guys that face the same struggles as you do in our everyday lives. We will not judge you for who you are and what you believe because that is not our place in this world. We are simply here to share our testimonies and our love with all of you. Come talk to us!"


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BARGHEST Label & Distro New Releases: LVXCAELIS debut album & DØDSENGEL 'IMPERATOR' Double-tape

LVXCAELIS – ‘MYSTERIA MYSTICA MAXIMA XXIII’ DIGIPACK CD

‘This work is considered the raising from the black coffin and the sceptre from the old bones...’

Mysteria Mystica Maxima XXIII’ is the long-awaited follow-up to the band's demo, ‘Nigredo - The Dead Head’. LvxCælis (‘The Light of Heaven’) will destroy the flock of the blind!



DØDSENGEL – ‘IMPERATOR

I have stood before the sun
In its horrifying glory

The new album from DØDSENGEL – ‘IMPERATOR’. 150 epic minutes of ground-breaking black metal art.




More info here and here

MANETHEREN New Video Posted "TIME"


Minneapolis, U.S.A. Black Metal Band MANETHEREN has posted a new video for "TIME," the forthcoming album that will be released September 21st, 2012 through Debemur Morti Productions. Check it out below.

Time Track Listing
1. I 12:09  
2. II 10:34  
3. III 15:40  
4. IV 09:23  
5. V 10:04  
6. VI 17:07



Recorded on two continents, "Time" comprises six mesmerising monuments of cleverly-textured esoteric blackness, creatively crafted and proudly presented over the course of 70+ spellbinding minutes. Fusing melancholic Black Metal and post-rock elements, this ambitious recording represents a new departure for mainman Azlum, who has tapped into the darkest recesses of his mind's eye to conjure a gargantuan oeuvre of arcane obscurity, a seamlessly-flowing tapestry of musical majesty that is at once masterfully-conceived, spontaneous and ageless. Join MANETHEREN on a unique, eternal voyage to the edge of nothingness.

Stone Sour: New Video Posted for "Gone Sovereign" and "Absolute Zero"

Stone Sour released on Thursday (31), a lyric video for the song "Gone Sovereign" and "Absolute Zero".

Both songs will be part of the album "House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1", the first part of a double disc concept. This first part is scheduled for release on October 23 this year, while the second should come out only in May 2013. Check it out below.





Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air confirms OCTOBER 31 for 2013

Warriors of Metal, Inc. is very excited to announce that after 3 years of trying, the Arlington, Virginia Traditional Heavy Metal mainstay, OCTOBER 31 has finally been confirmed to play their only and exclusive midwestern USA show at Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air after their return from Germany in 2013.

Band leader and vocalist, Kingsley King Fowley states: "We're looking forward to having a heavy metal blast in Ohio with this fest; really ready blow the roof off the place.  It's gonna take a lot too as it's an outdoor fest, but we're gonna do it somehow :)!"smile
For more band confirmations please check the festival's Facebook page.


Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air

Thursday, August 30, 2012

SHADOWS IN THE CRYPT Streams "As Shadows Cover"

Axis of Metal, Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and USBM nihilists SHADOWS IN THE CRYPT have teamed up to deliver the four minutes of blasphemy that is "As Shadows Cover," from the band's latest release, Cryptic Communications. Released on July 3rd of this year, Cryptic Communications is a vicious display of black metal in the vein of Horna, Obtained Enslavement and Emperor. Stream the track at this location. 


From Hell's deepest abyss comes a new alliance, forged in blood-soaked blasphemy and proclaiming a return to the old ways! On Cryptic Communications, Pennsylvania's SHADOWS IN THE CRYPT summon the deepest demons hidden within the Earth with nine hymns to the goat, announcing his vengeance upon the minions of the Nazarene.


Purchase Cryptic Communications HERE.  

Linkin Park: LOST IN THE ECHO An interactive piece designed to draw you into the world of the song


Yesterday, Linkin Park  premieres  LOST IN THE ECHO on lostintheecho.com. This is not a traditional video. It is an interactive piece designed to draw you into the world of the song. The best ECHO experience is the one at that site.

HeavyHardMetalmania encourage everyone to go there. If not interactive like another video sites, to some degree, those versions will be missing the point.

See the video below and go to  LOST IN THE ECHO at lostintheecho.com.



Deepsend Records Signs HUMILIATION



Malaysian war-themed death metal soldiers, Humiliation have signed a multi-album deal with Deepsend Records. Their as-of-yet untitled fourth album will be released in early 2013. 

It should be no surprise the band warship at the tank known as Bolt Thrower. Musically, Humiliation focus on mid-tempo headbangers with heavy anthems of war, lack of humanity and minimal guitar solos. Humiliation's war has been waged and will continue on until all in their path have been destroyed or join their hellbrigade.

Even at the "Dawn of Warfare," the band will "Seek to Survive" marching "From Strength to Strength" to raise the Malaysian Death Metal Flag!!

Deepsend Records Signs ETERNAL REST

Deepsend Records announced the signing of Australia's ETERNAL REST. The label will release the band's debut album, Prophetic, in early 2013. The album was recorded and mixed by Joe Haley (Psycroptic).

Eternal Rest hail from Brisbane, Australia. The band's powerful energy can be heard on Prophetic, but must be experienced in a live stetting to be truly appreciated. This young band is surging forward with their excellently crafted heaviness from Down Under. Their brand of death metal is a mix of Immolation, Psycroptic and Martyr with a heavy dose of ass-kickery.

A pre-production recording of the track "Preaching the Decimation of Spheres" has been posted by the band at this location and below.

Eternal Rest have played with many national and international artists such as; The Black Dahlia Murder, Ulcerate, Sybreed, and Alchemist; to name a few. The future looks bright for these Aussies. Hellbent on making a mark alongside countrymen Psycroptic and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace, Eternal Rest's execution is unmatched.

Equal parts crushing and ferocious, maintaining a level of musicianship that should be applauded in a scene that's been saturated with technical nightmares and slow-plodding meh. 

THE PANHEADS: SKILLET PRESALE TICKETS, EXCLUSIVE MERCH & MORE!



The Panheads - The Official Fan Club of Skillet has announced its brand new 2012-13 Welcome Package and it is the best one yet! 

The Band commented:
"This will be a HUGE year for Skillet with a new album and tons of touring on the horizon and we don't want you to miss a thing.
This year there are TWO WAYS to become a member. We are offering the traditional Full Membership and the new Online-Only Membership. See below for details."



Become a Full Member today and receive the awesome items pictured:

Exclusive Long Sleeve Thermal Shirt (his or hers)
Fan Club-Only 8x10 photo with a signed message from the band on the back!
And that is only the beginning! You will also gain access to the members-only, Panheads portion of Skillet.com featuring all of this:

Access to Skillet Ticket Presales & VIP Packages before the general public (when available)
First access to exclusive news and updates
Photos, videos and other content found no where else
Members-only message boards
Weekly sweepstakes and giveaways
Much, much more!
This year they are also offering an Online-Only Membership which includes access to the Fan Club site with all of the perks mentioned above but does not include the physical items in the Welcome Package.

Don't wait, CLICK BELOW and become a member of The Panheads today and get in on the action!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LAVATORY Signs With Pulverised Records


Pulverised Records announced the latest signing of Malaysian old-school Death Metallers LAVATORY!

With this Death Metall hellspawn in existence since 2010, LAVATORY recently released a five song EP entitled "Transgression" which firmly showcased the band's penchant for raw and disgusting Death Metal in the veins of EntombedCarcass and Dismember, etc. Plans are already underway to work on the LAVATORY's debut full-length album, promising to be the band's most defining piece of retch-crushing Death Metal yet.

States LAVATORY throat-slasher Muntah Ke Darah on the signing: "Well it's a dream come true for LAVATORY to sign with Pulverised as we are the first Malaysian band offered with this opportunity. Our next step after releasing a full-length with Pulverised Record is to plant the Malaysia and the Asia map into Europe and America territories. We hope our debut will open up the worldwide Metalheads' eyes on Asia."

Pulverised Records label manager Roy Yeo further commented: "LAVATORY caught us by complete surprise when we first heard them, and truth be told that there really isn't much bands in the South East Asia region paying tribute to the elder statesmen of Swedish Death Metal such as Entombed and Dismember! This sinister alliance between LAVATORY and Pulverised Records will prove to be an interesting yet lethal one indeed. We cannot wait to hear how they will pick up from where they left off with the "Transgression" EP, but something tells me that the new full-length album is going to be a mixture of sick, crushing and rotten Death Metal coming our way!" 

LAVATORY is:

Muntah Darah - Vocals
Djinn - Guitars
Jahanam - Guitars
Musibath - Bass
Pelesit - Drums


KERION: "FireBlast" New Video Posted

Nice, France, Symphonic Power Metal band KERION has released a new video for the song "FireBlast" feat Rachel, directed, produced, filmed and realised by Willdric Lievin "You Will Production". The track appears at forthcoming Full-length entitled "CloudRiders Part 1: Road To Skycity" which will be released through "Metalodic Records" on September 25th, 2012. Check it out below.

01. Rider's Theme  
02. The Map  
03. Everlasting Fligh  
04. Bounty Hunter  
05. The Sky Is My Ocean  
06. Fireblast  
07. Tribal Vibes  
08. Never More  
09. Celticia's Song  
10. Ghost Society  
11. The Fall Of Skycity Pt. 1  
12. The Fall Of Skycity Pt. 2  
13. Rider's Theme (outro)

KORN: Amazing live video clip for 'GET UP'

Bakersfield, California, Nu Metal Band Korn have posted a new awesome live video clip for the song 'Get Up' which can be seen below. Shout Factory will release Korn's The Path of Totality Tour – Live at the Hollywood Palladium on DVD and Blu-ray, Sept. 4, this clip is just a taste of what the DVD encompasses. Check it out.





ABINCHOVA Unveils New Song "Wandlung"

Lucerne, Swiss, Melodic Death/Folk Metal ABINCHOVA releases new song "Wandlung." The track will be appears at the upcoming  vinyl 7" single entitled "Handgeschrieben" (Handwritten) that will be self-released . Recorded and produced by Anna Murphy at Soundfarm Studio, Switzerland, "Handgeschrieben" has release date for October 20, 2012. Check it out below.


01. Wegweiser
02. Wandlung

Heartfelt folk metal is the prime priority of the seven musicians of Abinchova.

Melodic folk tunes and crushing thrash and death metal riffs create the sound of this metal band. Guitar solos, fiddle and keyboard go hand in hand, to further enrich the structure of the music. Lyrically, the band has dedicated themselves to the telling of old tales and myths, which are brought to you by fierce screams and classical women’s chant.

Abinchova – A wave of music that transforms every concert into a beer soaked festivity.

Nicolas (guitar)
Dave (guitar)
Roberto (bass)
Stef (drums)
Patricia (keyboard)
Nora (vocals, violin)
Arnaud (vocals)

RABBITS’ Bites Rites release date 18 September via Good To Die Records; Whole stream for GTDR 2012 Compilation


After another session copulating into existence its latest batch of scathing buzzsaw riffery, Portland’s ravenous vermin RABBITS has completed its new noise. Bites Rites will invade the human population in the final days of Summer 2012, a release guaranteed to scurry more shit into your life than the loved/loathed 2011-released Relapse Records debut Lower Forms.

RABBITS’ latest intoxicated orgy of adrenalized lagomorphic chaos will see release this September via a recent infestation of Good To Die Records. On Bites Rites this obligate nasal-breathing collective of rhythm morticians  -- drummer KG and guitarists/vocalists Sethro and Booze -- ravenously gnaw through nine tracks, including demented covers of Spacemen 3's “2:35” and Husker Du's “What's Going On.” Yes, a Butthole Surfers, Melvins, Unsane or Buzzov*en reference may scuttle forth during the sonic bombardment of Bites Rites, yet a thoroughbred uniqueness abounds within each segment. Bites Rites was recorded and mixed by Fester at Haywire Studios, Portland, (Wizard Rifle, Atriarch, Nux Vomica) and mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering, Portland (Agalloch, Muslimgauze, Fishbone), with cover art by Sacramento artist Skinner (author of Every Man Is My Enemy) and drawings and titles by Portland artist Kevin Abell (co-editor of Nudity in Groups). Bites Rites will be released on 180-gram LP with included digital download delivery via Good To Die Records on September 18th.

Check out the cover art and more new RABBIT shit below.

An arsenal of U.S. tour dates will be announced shortly. For now locals can catch them raging in Portland alongside YOB, Thrones, Drunk Dad, as well as labelmates Gaytheist, Monogamy Party and more over the coming weeks.

RABBITS  shows:
9/02/2012 Plan B - Portland, OR @ Sizzlefest [benefit] w/ YOB, Thrones, many more [info]
9/08/2012 Tube [matinee] - Portland, OR w/ Fist Fite, Gaytheist, IX
9/28/2012 Slabtown - Portland, OR (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) w/ Hot Victory, Walls, Towers




What to do about this RABBITS problem?

We last heard from Portland's “noizefuck crew” [1000 Times Yes] with their first full-length LP, Lower Forms, “a thing of cracked-out, violent beauty” [Portland Mercury], “totally absurd... in the best possible way” [A.V. Club], and “everything I could possibly hate about a record rolled into one and then served on a piece of shit” [Angry Metal Guy]. To be fair to all, All Music Guide said “in time, one could see this making a lot more sense.”

RABBITS, however, prefers to make more non-sense. How else to explain the necessity of using multi-hyphenated permutations of punk, sludge, hardcore, thrash, noise, rock, and metal to describe RABBITS? Can this trio's casual disregard for all that is genre-proper be explained by anything more than ignorance, negligence, or downright maliciousness? Perhaps...

BITES RITES, the new record on Good To Die Records opens a deep portal into the mind of the superorganism that is RABBITS. And something in that mind is not right. Like many that came before them, with overnight success and worldwide fame came parties, booze, drugs, strippers, and the predictable descent into bitterness, jealousy, paranoia, and eventual madness. The toll taken is obvious in both the sound and substance of the new record. In a haze of booze and drugs RABBITS descended down into a Felony Flats basement with someone named Fester to ratchet up the sonic insanity and emerged with a platter of grisly fried guitars, machines-gone-awry drums (still no bass—how is it so HEAVY?!), and the vocals of a deranged lunatic backed by a Family-spawned youth crew. Long gone are the philosophical and scientific musings on man's place in the universe found on Lower Forms; it's now man against man, us against them, me against you.

And yet, the songs on BITES RITES are catchy! Listen and you may find yourself singing “LAME!” next time you run into your arch nemesis at a party, as you realize, “It is how much you suck it or how much you blow.” See if you can fight the unrelenting riff and roll of “Fight Right.” Don't be surprised when “Meth Valley 99”—a re-imagined Sonic Youth / Lydia Lunch classic with the lovely and dangerous Jonnie Monroe of Fist Fite as the female foil—makes you want to hit that pipe again.

Plus... RABBITS wears its not-metal hearts on its sleeves with demented covers of Spacemen 3's “2:35” and Husker Du's “What's Going On.” Maybe BITES RITES doesn't make exactly clear what's going on inside its head, but you may just want to follow RABBITS to the zoo anyway. [JH]

Bites Rites Track Listing:
a1. We and Zoo
a2. Fight Right
a3. Lame in Vain
a4. Move Her Body
a5. Meth Valley 99
b1. 2:35
b2. Suck It or Blow
b3. On Mars II
b4. What's Going On
RABBITS.James-Rexroad
Good to Die RecordsRelease: 18 September 2012
Experience Bites Rites’ fifth track "Meth Valley 99" where RABBITS joins a mess of other Good To Die artists via a digital comp the label recently released.
goodtodierecords.bandcamp.2012-compilation



Exumer: official video "Fire & Damnation


"Fire & Damnation" is the band's first ever official video in their 27 year-long history and was entirely filmed and edited in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during Exumer's South American Damnation tour in early 2012. The director for the video was Rodney Christófaro. "Fire & Damnation" appears at the latest album with the same title released April 10th in North America, April 6th in Europe via Metal Blade Records.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "The idea behind the clip was to showcase the band's intense relationship with our Brazilian fans in a live situation and the disparities that are still present in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. We chose the song "Fire & Damnation" because its vibe is quite universal, where you don't have look to religion or elsewhere to find damnation here on earth. Ultimately, the clip is a "thank you" to all our fans in South America and around the world as we always try to relate to them in an honest and very real way."

"Fire & Damnation" track listing:
1. Fire & Damnation (3:16)
2. Vermin of the Sky (3:16)
3. The Weakest Limb (3:50)
4. New Morality (3:07 )
5. Waking the Fire (3:13)
6. Fallen Saint (3:54)
7. Crushing Point (3:01)
8. Devil Chaser (2:42)
9. I Dare You (3:40)
10. Tribal Furies (3:31)



EXUMER are: 
Mem V. Stein - Vocals
Ray Mensh - Guitars
T. Schiavo - Bass
H.K. - Guitars
Matthias Kassner - Drums

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PANIKK finished the recording of the upcoming album!


The Slovenian Bay area thrash metal maniacs Panikk just finished the recording of their upcoming album which is scheduled to be released in early 2013 on Metal Tank Records under the name of Unbearable Conditions.

The band comment: "We finally finished the recording of Unbearable Conditions. The overall recording went smoothly, in fast mood and with no dramatic issues. We already heard the very final result and the entire crew is both excited and thrilled about what months of recording gave birth to: a lethal dose of fast, old school and untamed thrash metal. We are pretty sure that all of you enjoying tunes from legendary acts such as VIO-LENCE, EVILDEAD, SEPULTURA, DEMOLITION HAMMER, FORCED ENTRY and ACID REIGN will dig our latest effort at 100%."

Below you can preview "Panic Attack", the first single taken from the album.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cryptopsy is like a fine bottle of Porto, the taste is more complex and the flavor richer as the time passes

Cryptopsy the extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada during the past twenty years released six studio albums, a live album and an EP. This elder metal monster with vast experience and knowledge bring to us a self-release, solid, complex, technical vicious and furious death metal album full of ability with different passages, almost in the category of progressive, with some jazz/alternative lines and other styles and techniques that make this yet to release album “Cryptopsy” one of the most complex and heaviest tech-death metal work of the year without doubt. We are absorbed by this magnificent death metal album, with a powerful sound since the beginning of the album and a perfect execution of combining death with many others styles, the creativity of these experts is explored in a higher level. Musics such as “Two-Pound Torch”, “Red-Skinned Scapegoat” and “Amputated Enigma” are brilliant, heavy, with an alternative and complicated progression… with a new touch of innovation and due to experience, nerve and perfectionism I can only say that this album deserves (8.5/10).

Back to their roots and brutal as never Cryptopsy is like a fine bottle of Porto, the taste is more complex and the flavor richer as the time passes.

By Pedro Ribeiro
Two-Pound Torch
Shag Harbour's Visitors
Red-Skinned Scapegoat
Damned Draft Dodgers
Amputated Enigma
The Golden Square Mile
Ominous
Cleansing the Hosts
Flo Mounier: Drums/Vocals
Jon Levasseur: Lead & Rhythm guitar
Chris Donaldson: Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Matt McGachy: Lead Vocals
Olivier Pinard: Bass Guitar

Recorded at Garage Studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Drums recorded at Flo’s studio
Produced by Chris Donaldson and Cryptopsy
Engineered and mixed by Chris Donaldson
Mastered at Badass Studio by Jef Fortin

Artwork and Design by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie
Band Photo by Anthony Dubois