Alpha Tiger Reveals “iDENTITY” Album Details

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

Alpha Tiger is gearing up to release “iDENTITY” on January 20th, 2015 and today the band reveals the track listing and artwork.

“When we released our debut album Man Or Machine in 2011, it was greeted by raving reviews because lots of fans felt reminded of the golden age of heavy metal. Although this was an ideal start for us, it was nothing we wanted to limit ourselves to,” guitarist and main songwriter Peter Langforth explains, adding: “Instead of remaining in the comfort zone of our newly-acquired fan base, our second release Beneath The Surface already saw us develop more individualistic and topical traits without straying too far from our basic style. We’ve completed this process on iDENTITY, now we sound the way we always felt Alpha Tiger should.”

The latest recording by the five-piece was cut under the direction of Mirco ‘Godi’ Hildmann (Guano Apes, among others) and Dominik Glöckner at Berlin’s Music Flash Studio. The nine songs plus an intro were produced by Alpha Tiger, before being mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton (UFO, Victory, Gamma Ray) at the Area 51 Studio in Celle.

CD
1. Intro 00:43
2. Lady Liberty 04:14
3. Scripted Reality 06:21
4. Long Way Of Redemption 05:54
5. Identity 05:52
6. We Won`t Take It Anymore 04:31
7. Revolution In Progress 05:05
8. Closer Than Yesterday 04:54
9. Shut Up & Think 04:31
10. This World Will Burn 07:21

DVD – Live at Bang Your Head
1. The Alliance 08:49
2. From Outer Space 04:35
3. Against The Time 05:28
4. Beneath The Surface 05:41
5. Waiting For A Sign 06:18
6. Along The Rising Sun 04:10
7. Karma 05:18
8. Black Star Pariah 07:49

Rings Of Saturn Reschedules Mexican Tour Dates

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

The delayed tour of Mexico headlined by Rings Of Saturn with support from Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed has been rescheduled, the destructive caravan set to invade the populations of Queretaro, Leon, Monterrey and Mexico City from December 4th through the 7th.

The news of the trek to Mexico comes as Rings Of Saturn is already currently embarked on tour, supplying direct support for As Blood Runs Black on the headlining “Ground Zero” album release tour across the entire U.S.

The live actions coincide with the new Rings Of Saturn LP, “Lugal Ki En,” which upon its mid-October release through California’s Unique Leader Records decimated U.S. album charts, taking the #116 spot on the Billboard top 200 chart, #3 on the Heatseekers/New Artist chart, and #26 on the Independent album chart. See the band live:

w/ As Blood Runs Black, Upon This Dawning, Elitist, Those Who Fear [*], The Convalescence
10/31/2014 Marquee Theater – Denver, CO
11/01/2014 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/02/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
11/03/2014 The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI [RINGS OF SATURN headlining date]
11/04/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
11/05/2014 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
11/06/2014 Frankies – Toledo, OH*
11/07/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
11/08/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON*
11/09/2014 California Brew Haus – Rochester, NY
11/11/2014 Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT*
11/12/2014 Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY*
11/13/2014 Championship – Trenton, NJ*
11/14/2014 Empire – West Springfield, VA*
11/15/2014 The Firehall – Dillsburg, PA*
11/16/2014 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC*
11/18/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
11/20/2014 Backbooth – Orlando, FL*
11/21/2014 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL*
11/22/2014 Venue 1904 – Jacksonville, FL*
11/23/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL [RINGS OF SATURN headlining w/ The Convalescence]
11/24/2014 Tomcats – Fort Worth, TX*
11/25/2014 Walters – Houston, TX*
11/26/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX*
11/28/2014 Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ*
11/29/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA*

Mexico Tour 2014 w/ Lack Of Remorse, Victim Of Greed
12/04/2014 Black Dog – Queretaro, MX
12/05/2014 Revoluciòn Bar – Leon, MX
12/06/2014 Morfos Bar – Monterrey, MX
12/07/2014 Salon Bolivar – Mexico City, MX

Northumbria Announces “Bring Down The Sky” Album Release

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

Consouling Sounds is proud to announce the imminent release of “Bring Down the Sky,” the sophomore album from Toronto-based drone duo Northumbria, due out on November 21st.

The proper follow-up to the group’s self-titled 2012 debut album was fully written, performed, and produced by the duo comprised of guitarist Jim Fields and bassist Dorian Williamson, though the album was mastered by James Plotkin, and sees the twosome further exploring the realms of often improvised, ambient metal.

A trailer for “Bring Down the Sky” produced by F Squared Media is playing below. Pre-orders are also available at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Transcendence
2. The Ocean Calls us Home
3. Ostara
4. The Silver Forest
5. Bring Down the Sky

NORTHUMBRIA :: Bring Down The Sky [Coming November 2014] from F Squared Media on Vimeo.

Ancient VVisdom Posts New Album Track-By-Track Breakdown

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

“Sacrificial” is the latest full-length from occult death rock conjurors, Ancient VVisdom (read our review here).

Released last week via the Magic Bullet Records compound, “Sacrificial” was produced by founding vocalist Nathan Opposition, engineered by Travis Bonner at The Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, and mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Hellyeah, Shadows Fall et al) at Taloowa Mastering.

In celebration of its release, Revolver is currently hosting an in-depth, track-by-track breakdown of the record as told by Opposition. In speaking of “Sacrifice,” Opposition elaborates, “Smooth soothing bass and drums lead the way with a Danzig-like intensity. The guitars drop in with vocals and the ceremony has begun. I call upon the bearer of light to come forth from the abyss and the power of the left hand path. There, in the mind of every human being, is the enlightening of all the ages, the ultimate sacrifice.”

Read the full track-by-track breakdown over at this location, and check out a song off the album below.

New Brazilian Tribute To Moonspell Available For Download

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

A new Brazilian tribute to Moonspell has been released and is now available for free download. Check out “Em Nome Do Medo – A Brazilian Tribute To Moonspell” at this location.

Organized by Heavy And Loud Press and The Burn Productions, the project reunites 18 Brazilian bands paying a tribute to the dark metal masters, Moonspell. Heavy And Loud had this to say:

“’Em nome do medo’ features 18 bands from 11 different Brazilian states, from almost all regions of the country: Northeast, Southeast, South and Midwest. Demonstrating Moosnpell’s importance and influence in the last generations of extreme metallers in Brazilian lands, ‘Em nome do medo’ brings groups of diverse dark and gloomy heavy metal subgenres, with representatives of black metal, death metal, dark metal, doom metal and gothic metal.

“Heavy and Loud Press and Burn Productions chose the title ‘Em nome do medo’ as a way to strengthen the bond between the two Portuguese-speaking countries. ‘Em nome do medo,’ from the album ‘Alpha Noir,’ is a Moonspell song entirely in Portuguese. Fear, our survival instincts.

“The cover, by designer and one of the project’s creators Alcides Burn, presents two species of wolf: Maned and Iberian. Moonspell always brought the werewolf somber theme, creating a lyrical connection to the wolves universe. Their fans from around the world identify themselves as part of a large pack. In Brazil, we have the Maned wolf. In Portugal, they have the Iberian wolf. The two wolves together represent this close relationship, this sense of unity across borders. The union promoted by the music of Moonspell.”

The track listing is:

01. Malkuth – Tenebrarum Oratorium
02. Capricornian – Opus Diabolicum
03. Patria – Wolfshade
04. Soturnus – Of Dream and Drama
05. Malefactor – Alma Mater
06. As Dramatic Homage – Full Moon Madness
07. Silent Cry – Opium
08. HellLight – Ruin & Misery
09. Ravenland – Magdalene
10. Veuliah – In and Above Men
11. Alex Voorhees – From Lowering Skies
12. Apocalyptichaos – Everything Invaded
13. Hate Embrace – The Southern Deathstyle
14. Inner Demons Rise – Finisterra
15. Kataphero – Once it Was Ours
16. Obskure – Night Eternal
17. Raiser – Lickanthrope
18. Burn In Pain – Em Nome do Medo

Indestructible Noise Command Posts “No Turning Back” Video

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

New England heavy metal quintet I.N.C. (Indestructible Noise Command) has teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting.com to launch a music video for the track “No Turning Back,” taken from the band’s fourth album “Black Hearse Serenade,” which released last week on Ferocious Records.

Stream the new music video, directed by Thomas Mignone (Slipknot, System of a Down, Mudvayne) and starring Michael Rodrick from the TV show “24,” in the YouTube clip below.

I.N.C. will support the new record on the road with Tantric next month. The 15-show run will kick off next week in Colorado Springs, Colo. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen after the video.

11/05 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
11/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Divebar
11/08 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
11/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
11/12 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater (Lounge)
11/13 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre
11/14 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill/The Reverb Rock Garden
11/15 – Cherry Valley, IL @ Take 20
11/16 – Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
11/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (7th St. Entry)
11/19 – Madison, WI @ The Annex at the Red Zone
11/20 – Lafayette, IN @ Hideaway Bar & Grill
11/21 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
11/22 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
11/23 – Akron, OH @ Ripper’s Rock House

Dark Sarah Announces “Behind The Black Veil” Album Release

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

Finnish cinematic metal band Dark Sarah has reached its crowd funding goal for the upcoming concept album “Behind The Black Veil.”

The album will be released early next year, and the band’s latest crowd funding update clip – featuring Sonata Arctica’s Tony Kakko – can be seen below.

While the crowd funding campaign has been met, you can still pre-order and help the group reach its stretch goals at IndieGoGo here. Dark Sarah also comments:

“The ones who don’t know me yet my name is Heidi Parviainen, I’m a classical singer from Finland. But you may know me better from by previous band, Amberian Dawn. In 2012 our path together came to its end. Back then I already knew I wanted to make something different, something that would not maybe be so ‘radio friendly’ but would create a whole new world around music, music that would combine elements of film music and metal music and even some music theater too. And so I started a very ambitious project, Dark Sarah, where all the elements: music, story, videos, photos etc. would support each other like in a good movie.”

Crown The Empire Posts “Bloodline” Video

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

Texas metalcore outfit Crown The Empire has debuted a brand new video for “Bloodline” today. Check it out below.

The track can be found on the band’s sophomore album “The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways,” which is available now on iTunes via Rise Records.

Crown The Empire is currently in the U.K. on tour with Asking Alexandria, The Ghost Inside, and Secrets.

SIX FEET UNDER to embark on “X-Mas In Hell Tour 2014″ in Germany in December!

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

- October 31st, 2014 –

American Death Metallers SIX FEET UNDER will embark on a 10-date tour through Germany under the name “X-Mas In Hell Tour 2014” in December!

SIX FEET UNDER
+ MAAT
+ ZANTHROPYA EX
+ CRETURA
+ INVISIBLE MIRROR
11/12/14 DE – Flensburg – Roxy
12/12/14 DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
13/12/14 DE – Cham – L.A.
14/12/14 t.b.a.
15/12/14 DE – Aachen – Musikbunker
16/12/14 DE – Bochum – Matrix
17/12/14 DE – Würzburg – Posthalle
18/12/14 DE – Ingolstadt – Eventhalle Westpark
19/12/14 DE – Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei
20/12/14 DE – Bischofswerda – East Club

Visit www.metalblade.com/sixfeetunder for official music and videos from “Unborn” and “Undead.”

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Sickening Unveils Artwork For New Album “The Beyond”

By dhmn On October 31st, 2014

Sickening’s new album “The Beyond,” a tribute to filmmaker Lucio Fulci, will be released in early 2015 via Amputated Vein Records.

Today the band unveils the cover artwork for “The Beyond,” created by Daemorph Evil Art Dominion. The track listing is as follows:

1. Into The Unknown
2. Crucified By Preconception
3. The Passage
4. Condemned Blind
5. The Slow Pace Of Suffering
6. …And Then New Light
7. The Prophecies Of Eibon
8. Beyond The Threshold
9. Descent Into The Abyss