Heavy Metal News – February 16, 2013

DEVOURMENT: Third ‘Conceived In Sewage’ Studio Webisode

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Conceived In Sewage”, the fourth album from Dallas, Texas-based death metallers DEVOURMENT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on February 19 in North America, February 22 in Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, and February 25 in the U.K. and rest of the world via Relapse Records.

Captured at Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL), “Conceived In Sewage” proves to be DEVOURMENT’s most eviscerating release yet, gushing with over thirty-three minutes of the band’s hate-fueled, monstrous brutality.


HYPOCRISY: ‘End Of Disclosure’ Lyric Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The official lyric video for “End Of Disclosure”, the title track of the new album from Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY, can be seen below. Due in Europe on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced by HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren at his Abyss Studio in Sweden. The artwork was created by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, NILE, VADER).

A listening party for the new album took place on January 12 at Abyss Studios. A four-minute video clip shot at the event, featuring the first impressions of the international press, can be seen below.

“This time, I wanted to go back to the basics,” says Peter. “[I] felt like we lost it for the last couple of albums. It’s straight to the point. It’s more HYPOCRISY than ever — the fast, the heavy, the epic. Enjoy!”

“End Of Disclosure” track listing:

01. End Of Disclosure

02. Tales Of Thy Spineless
03. The Eye
04. United We Fall
05. 44 Double Zero
06. Hell Is Where I Stay
07. Soldier Of Fortune
08. When Death Calls
09. The Return

HYPOCRISY’s latest DVD/CD, “Hell Over Sofia – 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion”, was released in October 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The disc contains footage of the band’s February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria.

HYPOCRISY’s latest album, “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity”, sold 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 23 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.


SOILWORK: Third ‘The Living Infinite’ Trailer Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The third trailer for “The Living Infinite”, the ninth studio album and first dual-disc release from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, can be seen below. Check out what singer Björn “Speed” Strid has to say about about the CD’s lyrics, guest appearances, the musical approach and his personal favorite tracks.

“The Living Infinite” will be unleashed on February 27 in Asia (via license to Marquee Records), in Europe on March 1, and in North America on March 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), the CD features artwork by MNEMIC’s Mircea Eftemie Gabrie.

“The Living Infinite” features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track “The Windswept Mercy” and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).


JUNGLE ROT To Reissue “Skin of the Living”

The original 1996 release of Skin The Living marked the beginning of JUNGLE ROT’s reign over Midwest metal and put the Wisconsin foursome on the map. Almost 20 years later, this classic debut album is coming out of the vault. On February 19th, the band will rerelease the newly mixed and remastered Skin The Living. Not just a welcomed memory for metal fans, vocalist Dave Matrise reflects on loyal fans and sticking to their roots. Watch the video here.

Order your copy of Skin The Living at the Victory Records’ Web Store and keep an eye out for the release of their eighth studio album, Terror Regime, out March 19th. JUNGLE ROT will be making a North American tour announcement soon; stay tuned here.


Texas Grind Crew P.L.F. Stream ‘Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter’ in Full via Gunshy Assassin

Earlier this month, Texas grind veterans PLF joined forces with the last word in short, fast, and loud – Six Weeks Records – to release their latest album, Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter, and fittingly enough, the no-bullshit metal commentariat at Gunshy Assassin have stepped in to stream the record in full.

Grind it out here: http://gunshyassassin.com/exclusive/plf-exclusive-album-stream-devious-persecution-and-wholesale-slaughter/

Highly praised by MSN Music (“Suitably fast, violent, and relentless, it’s highlighted by slyly accessible riffs amidst the chaos, and is propelled by the mind-blowing drumming of Bryan Pajardo”), characterized as an “unapologetic, ravenous and relentless grindcore attack that will surely appeal to fans of Napalm Death, Terrorizer and Phobia” by Scratch The Surface and, as Exclaim.ca insist, “with a straight-ahead growl/shriek vocal dynamic and crisp recording, this release is right at home next to the Willowtip or early Relapse catalogues,”   the album was recorded/mixed in spring/summer 2012 by Garry Brents at GAB Recordings and Mike BBQ at Big Door Studios, and mastered by Jack Control (World Burns to Death, Severed Head of State) at Enormous Door in Summer 2012. The album artwork comes courtesy of Daniel Shaw. The album features Bryan Fajardo (Phobia, Noisear, Kill the Client, Gridlink) on drums, and is poised to be the most vicious, neck-snappingly infectious grind record of 2013. You’ve been warned!

Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter is the veteran grindfreaks’ third full-length and fourteenth overall release since their 1999 inception. Their discography stretches to include two LPs (Pulverizing Lethal Force in 2007 and Crushing Fury of Bastardization in 2008), a 7” ep (Swarming Industrial Cancer, 2003),  two split LPs (with Germany’s Bizarre X in 2005, and California’s In Disgust in 2010), and nine (!) split 7” eps with a dizzying array of international bands, including Unholy Grave, Cyness, and Massgrave).


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