Heavy Metal News – June 28, 2013

EQUILIBRIUM To Release ‘Waldschrein’ EP

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

German epic metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM will release their very first EP on August 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by guitarist René Berthiaume at Helion Studios and mixed and mastered by the Resetti Brothers — Joerg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg — at their Principal Studios“Waldschrein” includes the brand-new title track and an acoustic version of the same song plus a re-recorded and extended version of “Der Sturm” from “Turis Fratyr” (originally sung by ex-vocalist Helge Stange, now by frontman Robse Dahn). Moreover, it contains “Zwergenhammer” — a previously unreleased older song — as well as a cover version of the “Skyrim” video game opening theme.

Commented the band: “We’re really looking forward to releasing this EP, because we all have to wait until next year for our next full-length album to be released. This makes it the perfect chance to release some songs and recordings that didn’t make it on any regular album because they are so exclusive. The best thing yet is that with ‘Waldschrein’ we can provide the fans with a little foretaste for what expects them in 2014!”

“Waldschrein” track listing:

01. Waldschrein
02. Der Sturm
03. Zwergenhammer
04. Himmelsrand
05. Waldschrein (acoustic version)

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EVOCATION Covers CARCASS, NAPALM DEATH Classics On New EP

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have finished recording of five cover versions that are going to be released as a EP on vinyl and as digital download on August 19.

“Excised And Anatomised” includes the following tracks:

Side 1:

01. … For Victory (originally by BOLT THROWER)
02. Corporal Jigsore Quandary (originally by CARCASS)
03. You Suffer (originally by NAPALM DEATH)

Side 2:

01. Enigma (originally by EDGE OF SANITY)
02. Terminal Spirit Disease (originally by AT THE GATES)

All songs were recorded at EVOCATION’s own Evocation StudiosDan Swanö took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios. Cover and layout were once again created by Xaay, who has previously worked with EVOCATION on their last two studio albums.
According to a press release, “Each of the five classic songs works very well in the typical sound of EVOCATION. It’s not only homage to the ancient gods of death metal. It’s a tribute to the scene itself thatEVOCATION has been part of since the band’s founding in 1991. It’s a deferential bow to the bands that have decisively influenced EVOCATIONthroughout the years. ‘Excised And Anatomised’ is not a try to play a decent copy of a classic track. It’s a statement, an oath of allegiance to death metal.”

The vinyl version of “Excised And Anatomised” will be released as a 12-inch EP on 180-gram vinyl with inlay for a fan-friendly price.

* White vinyl, limited to 100 copies – exclusively at CMdistro.com
* Gray vinyl, limited to 100 copies – exclusively at Nuclear Blast
* Dark-red vinyl, limited to 100 copies – available at various mailorders
* Black vinyl, limited to 700 copies – available at various mailorder

EVOCATION’s fourth studio album, “Illusions Of Grandeur”, was released in September 2012 via Century Media Records. The CD includes “ten tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics,” according to a press release.

“Illusions Of Grandeur” was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMESTHE HAUNTED) and Evocation Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES) and mixed at IF Studios by Laghi. It was mastered at Bohus Sound Studios by Dragan Tanaskovic. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down vocals on the song “Into Submission”.

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