Anubis Gate Posts “Covered In Black” Teaser

Anubis Gate just released the first teaser video for upcoming album “Covered In Black,” which is due to drop via Nightmare Records on September 1st.

The album was produced by Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen, and while its not a concept album, it is what the band describes as a theme album.

Anubis Gate comments: “[Its] about people in dark places. From psychopaths, assassins to the more modern topics of being at the receiving end of what is bad about social media. Topics of lifelong failure and revenge are touched upon. The ten-song-long album has two suites, both consisting of three songs. One has the songs spread here and there on the album, while the other is connected as one long piece if you wish to listen to it that way. Wonderfully old-fashioned and just the way we like it. And it is, we feel, simply the best album we’ve ever done”

1. Psychotopia
2. The New Delhi Assassination
3. The Combat
4. Too Much Time
5. A Journey To Nowhere
6. Black
7. Blacker
8. Blackets
9. Operation Cairo
10. From Afar

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New Album “Covered In Black” Detailed By Anubis Gate

Danish progressive metal act Anubis Gate will release its seventh album “Covered in Black” on September 1st via Nightmare Records.

With six highly acclaimed albums, what can be said about a seventh album? It would be easy to say the following: It is our most mature album. Or how about this: We built on everything that came before it and added new twists and turns. Or this is our most accessible album perhaps.

But that wouldn’t be quite true. In fact it might even be quite untrue. Except for the part about building on past experiences, since everybody does that.

What would have been mature was to make an album resembling our previous album “Horizons”, going with the beautiful feel-good vibe of that album (though its topics were not all that feel-good)

Commented the band: “Instead, the writing of this album simply did not go in that direction. While ‘Covered In Black’ is a highly melodic affair, it is also challenging in a way none of our previous albums are. Dealing with, and dedicated to, people in dark places, this albums has a darker and more complex edge to it. Allowing ourselves to dig deeper into our collective pool of musical experiences and knowledge, the inspirations come from far across the spectrum. Ranging from classical chamber music, seventies prog and extending to thrash, with very eastern influences popping up,this is an album that is best heard as one piece, even if the individual tracks can stand on their own. Since we’ve come this far we also allowed ourselves that freedom.

“Is it a concept album? No. But it is a theme album. About people in dark places. From psychopaths, assassins to the more modern topics of being at the receiving end of what is bad about social media. Topics of lifelong failure and revenge are touched upon. The ten-song-long album has two suites, both consisting of three songs. One has the songs spread here and there on the album, while the other is connected as one long piece if you wish to listen to it that way. Wonderfully old-fashioned and just the way we like it. And it is, we feel, simply the best album we’ve ever done.”

The album was produced by Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen, as per good tradition. The track listing is:

1. Psychotopia
2. The New Delhi Assassination
3. The Combat
4. Too Much Time
5. A Journey To Nowhere
6. Black
7. Blacker
8. Blackets
9. Operation Cairo
10. From Afar

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Behemoth Posts Fourth “The Satanist” Prologue Video

Behemoth has posted a brand new behind-the-scenes video for “The Satanist,” which can be seen below courtesy of Metal Sucks.

This video is the fourth and final installment in a series of videos that offer a glimpse into the thought process behind the album that Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine heralds as “simply the best Behemoth record ever.”

“The Satanist” is due out February 7th in Europe and February 4th in North America. You can also hear the new song “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer” over at this location.

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Lionize Reveals “Jetpack Soundtrack” Album Details

Lionize, the first independent artist to sign with Weathermaker Music (the label that has, up until now, served as the exclusive platform for Clutch and individual band member related side projects) has confirmed a February 18th, 2014 release date for new album “Jetpack Soundtrack.”

The album features 11 new tracks and was jointly produced by Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster and Machine (Lamb of God, King Crimson) at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.

Pre-orders are available here and the “Reality Check” single can be heard below. The band will be hitting the road in support of the new album beginning January 10th for a string of headline dates before joining up as direct support for Pepper. Full details are available below. The band also comments:

“Coming into 2014 is the most exciting point in our careers. We are getting ready to release a record called Jetpack Soundtrack that we’ve labored over for more than a year – and the results are better than we could have expected. We wear the Weathermaker name with a great sense of pride, and we look forward to taking the album and name all over the globe and performing for fans. There’s a level of confidence that comes with being on Clutch’s label – they are simply the best rock band on the planet and are the most supportive group to team up with. Aside from the album being fantastic, we are starting the year off with an incredible tour with headlining dates leading up to a tour with Pepper. They are great dudes and the shows will be immensely fun.”

Headline Dates:
1/10: Keyser, WV @ Clancy’s Irish Pub
1/12: St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
1/13: Wichita, KS @ The Lizard Lounge
1/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
1/15: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock

LIONIZE with Pepper:
1/16: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club
1/17: San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
1/18: Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryder’s
1/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
1/21: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
1/22: Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Café
1/23: Avon, CO @ Agave
1/25: Breckenridge, CO @ Three20South
1/27: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
1/28: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
1/30: Greely, CO @ Moxi Theater
1/31: Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
2/1: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
2/4: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
2/5: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
2/6: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Headline Dates:
2/7: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
2/10: Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
2/11: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
2/12: Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20
2/13: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
2/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

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