Heavy Metal News – August 01, 2013

SABATON: ‘Swedish Empire Live’ Cover Artwork Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Swedish metallers SABATON have set “Swedish Empire Live” as the title of their new DVD and Blu-ray, due on September 20 via Nuclear Blast. The disc is expected to include footage of the band’s November 16, 2012 headlining concert at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, along with other video material.

Says SABATON: “We can tell you that we have watched this countless times and feel very proud and cannot wait to share all this with all of you. You are in for a great surprise!”

“Swedish Empire Live” will be made available in the following formats:

* 2Blu-ray digi
* 2DVD digi
* DVD (Poland only)
* CD digi
* 2LP (limited black vinyl in gatefold + poster)
* 2LP (limited yellow vinyl in gatefold + poster) (Nuclear Blast mailorder only)
* Earbook (2Blu-ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48-page earbook)
* Special Leather Hardcover Earbook (Nuclear Blast mailorder only) (2Blu-ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48-page earbook)

The cover artwork and complete track listing for “Swedish Empire Live”can be seen below.

SABATON’s latest album, “Carolus Rex”, was recently certified gold in Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. The band was presented with gold plaques during their signing session in Warsaw. The CD was also certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. (Note: TheInternational Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last 11 years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000.)

“Carolus Rex” was released on May 22, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyrics for the CD, which was made available in both English and Swedish, deal with the Swedish Empire (referring to the Kingdom of Sweden between 1561 and 1721).

SABATON last year parted ways with guitarists Oskar Montelius andRikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mulback and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr.

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SOULFLY: ‘Savages’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

SOULFLY’s ninth album, “Savages”, will be released on October 4 via the band’s new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such acts asPANTERADEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN, among many others. Guest vocal appearances on “Savages” include SOULFLY bass player Tony Campos, frontman Max Cavalera’s son Igor Cavalera (LODY KONG),CLUTCH’s Neil FallonNAPALM DEATH’s Mitch Harris and Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR.

“Savages” will be released as a limited-edition digpack CD, 2LP vinyl and digital download.

“Savages” track listing:

01. Bloodshed (feat. Igor Cavalera)
02. Cannibal Holocaust
03. Fallen (feat. Jamie Hanks)
04. Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. Master Of Savagery
06. Spiral
07. This Is Violence
08. K.C.S. (feat. Mitch Harris)
09. El Comegente (feat. Tony Campos)
10. Soulfliktion

Limited-edition CD and 2LP vinyl bonus tracks:

11. Fuck Reality
12. Soulfly IX

The cover artwork for “Savages” was created by renowned artist Paul Stottler, who is best known for his work on SACRED REICH’s legendary“Surf Nicaragua” cover.

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DIAMOND PLATE Premieres New Track Via Decibel.com

Chicago’s DIAMOND PLATE have unleashed the first new track from the band’s upcoming new album, PULSE, which is due to be released on August 20th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records and on digital formats in Europe on August 19th.

The band have teamed up with Decibel Magazine for the premiere of the new track, titled “Walking Backwards”.  Listen to the song now at http://bit.ly/13z6ODa

DIAMOND PLATE comment:

“No click track, no editing, and you’re hearing the second take from the studio.  Enjoy!”

PULSE is DIAMOND PLATE’s second album, and was recorded with producer NEIL KERNON (JUDAS PRIEST, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) at Studio Chicago in the band’s home town.  The artwork was created by GUSTAVO SAZES (MORBID ANGEL, ARCH ENEMY, SEPULTURA).

PULSE features the following tracks:

1. Walking Backwards
2. All of It
3. Price You Pay
4. Dance With Reality
5. Still Dreaming
6. Face to Face
7. Bottom of the Glass
8. Rainmaker
9. Persistence of Memory
10. Running Dry

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ULCERATE: Relapse Releases Explosive Single From Death Modernizers’ New LP

For those already devoted to the works of Auckland, New Zealand’s death metal innovatorsULCERATE, their pending fourth LP, Vermis, is undeniably one of the most anticipated extreme releases of 2013. The band’s relentlessly explosive, unfathomably destructive methodology is in a class of its own, as proven on their previous LPs released by Neurotic and Willowtip as well as across the globe in the live setting, and on Vermis is at its most ominous and technical in the entire decade of the band’s existence to date.

Today, Relapse finally gives the world a taste of Vermis’ wrath through a release of the album’s first single, “Confronting Entropy.” Here ULCERATE belittles everything in earshot with their punishing talents, infusing some of the most rapturous blasts and most haunted riff-bends on all of Vermis, unloading an all-consuming six-and-a-half minutes of mesmerizing brutality. The track is now live via a Youtube art video, where detailed accounts of the bleak album artwork, photos of the band and more back the auditory assault.

“Confronting Entropy” is also available on SoundcloudHERE, and if you missed it see the extensive in-studio video of the making of Vermis AT THIS LOCATION.

Vermis will see release September 17th in North America, preceded by September 13th in Germany and Benelux, and September 16th in the UK and rest of the world. Preorders for all versions — CD, 2xLP, and Digital — are available here, and the single for “Confronting Entropy” can be purchased now via iTunes here.

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