Heavy Metal News – May 16, 2013

MANOWAR: ‘Warriors Of The World’ 10th-Anniversary Remastered Edition Now Available

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The new edition of “Warriors Of The World” takes MANOWAR’s album to the next level. Fully remastered and with a different bonus track, this brand new edition provides even higher sonic quality than ever before.

Mixed at legendary Galaxy Studios by world-renowned mixing engineerRonald Prent, the 10th-anniversary edition was remastered atMANOWAR’s own studios Hell And Haus Wahnfried by MANOWARbassist Joey DeMaio personally, with MANOWAR’s in-house audio engineer Dirk Kloiber.

“It was an amazing experience, revisiting this production,” says DeMaio. “There are so many great memories associated with this album, from the recording to the post-production to the many unique live performances. All these experiences go into your work, when you sit in the studio and create a new experience for your fans.”

The 10th-anniversary remastered edition of “Warriors Of The World”contains all 11 tracks from the original release, entirely remastered, plus a live recording of “House Of Death”, recorded during the “Battle Hymns MMXI Tour” at O2 Academy in Birmingham, England;MANOWAR’s triumphant return to England after 16 years.

The album features, among others, the iconic title track, “Warriors Of The World United”, the battle cry “Call To Arms”, and a series of further favorite hymns, including “Hand Of Doom” and the live favorite“House Of Death”.

The 10th-anniversary remastered edition of “Warriors Of The World” is already available as digital album on iTunes worldwide.

“Warriors Of The World” 10th-anniversary remastered edition track listing:

01. Call To Arms
02. The Fight For Freedom
03. Nessun Dorma
04. Valhalla
05. Swords In The Wind
06. An American Trilogy
07. The March
08. Warriors O The World United
09. House Of Death
10. Fight Until We Die
11. House Of Death (recorded live at O2 Academy in Birmingham, UK, March 27, 2011)

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Raped In Hatred By Vines Of Thorn”, a brand new song from Michigan’s unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget at this location. The track comes off the band’s sixth full-length album, “Everblack”, which will be released on June 11 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURASUFFOCATION,UNEARTH) in New Windsor, New York. Frontman Trevor Strnad’s horror-inspired lyrics persist on “Everblack”, beginning with “In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me”, a reference to the murder from which the band took for its moniker. The cover artwork was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller.

Strnad elaborates on the lyrical concepts: “The opening track is the first actual song we’ve done about the Black Dahlia. This one is for the fans… they’ve been asking for this to happen for a long time. The story takes place at the Elizabeth Short’s rain drenched funeral, where her killer in attendance… just one of the many macabre tales woven into the fabric of‘Everblack’. Subterranean flesh-farming vampires, vine rape, Jeffery Dahmer, amputation… it’s all here! With this sixth slab of sickness I tried my best to honor the band’s legacy and write lyrics that will keep the legions of horror fiends perspiring with fear.”

Available at MetalBlade.com/bdm are a variety of limited edition pre-order bundles. Fans can grab “Everblack” on a triple gatefold double LP with purple/white marbled vinyl, along with “crime scene bundles.” An evidence pack, which includes toe tags, deceased band member photos, spent shotgun shells, and more can be viewed now. These bundles are extremely limited and expected to sell out quickly.

“Everblack” track listing:

01. In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me
02. Goat Of Departure
03. Into The Everblack
04. Raped In Hatred By Vines Of Thorn
05. Phantom Limb Masturbation
06. Control
07. Blood Mine
08. Every Rope a Noose
09. Their Beloved Absentee
10. Map Of Scars

The song “Into The Everblack” is available for streaming in theYouTube clip at this location.

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: New Album Title Track Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Halo Of Blood”, the title track of the eighth album from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be streamed at Pitchfork. The CD will be released on June 11 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover art was created by Sami Saramäki, who was responsible for the artwork on previous CHILDREN OF BODOM albums “Follow The Reaper”“Are You Dead Yet?” and “Hate Crew Deathroll”.

Pre-order the CD (including the bonus track and digital booklet) now and get the single “Transference” instantly.

Comments CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho: “‘Transference’ is a straight-up CHILDREN OF BODOM to-the-core-type song and therefore was a good pick for a video and obviously is one of our favorite tracks. It always had an evil vibe to it, which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills… Enjoy!”

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s new CD was recorded at Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki. For the recording of the LP, CHILDREN OF BODOMhas teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their fan-favorite albums “Hatebreeder”“Follow The Reaper” and “Hate Crew Deathroll”, as well as Swedish producerPeter Tägtgren (MARDUKAMON AMARTH), who oversaw production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album was mixed atFinnvox Studios in Helsinki.

Commented Laiho: “‘Halo Of Blood’ is the eighth studio album fromCHILDREN OF BODOM, and believe it or not, but we still managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COBsound recognizable. It’s got the fastest and the slowest song we ever made and lyrics wise there are themes we had never had before. It’s 10 new songs of pure Nordic metal and whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I’m sure you will have a good time.”

“Halo Of Blood” track listing:

01. Waste Of Skin
02. Halo Of Blood
03. Scream For Silence
04. Transference
05. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06. The Days Are Numbered
07. Dead Man’s Hand On You
08. Damage Beyond Repair
09. All Twisted
10. One Bottle And A Knee Deep

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TÝR Recruits NILE Drummer For New Album Recordings

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Faroe Islands-based metallers TÝR are recording their new album atHansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen(VOLBEATABORTEDMERCENARY). For drum tracking on the CD, TÝRhas enlisted the services of George Kollias, one of metal’s most accomplished drummers, primarily known for his work in NILE, as well as NIGHTFALL.

A video clip featuring drum-tracking highlights, as well as a short message from Kollias, can be seen at this location.

Kollias comments on the experience: “Hey, TÝR fans, this is George Kollias and I hope you are ALL ready for a crushing new album fromTÝR!!! I had the pleasure to record the drums on the new album. We had an absolutely great time in the studio and I gotta tell you, the material is super strong and catchy, I’m 100% sure you will all love this new album!! Big thanks to HeriTerji and Gunnar for the opportunity and to Jacob Hansen for his incredible work with the recordings!”

TÝR comments: “It was a pleasure to have George in studio. He’s an amazing drummer and he certainly made an impact on this album. We’re very excited to release this album.”

A recent announcement on the TÝR Facebook page has confirmed that the band has parted ways with drummer Kári Streymoy. The group stated aboutn the amicable split: “Kári suffered a back injury in 2008, and since then he has had some issues with his drumming. That is the main reason that the co-operation has been problematic for some time now, and we finally decided to part ways. We want to thank Kári for his time in the band. It’s been great to have you with us, we wish you the best of luck in the future and we hope you recover fully some day.”

TÝR’s seventh full-length effort will include the song “The Lay Of Our Love”, which is a duet between TÝR vocalist Heri Joensen and Liv Kristine from LEAVES’ EYESKristine stated about the experience: “Heri already joined LEAVES’ EYES at our headliner show in Wacken Open Air 2012. This was an absolute highlight during our live performance. Moreover, I really like his voice and I am grateful for the invitation. A superb track, with inspiring melodies and lyrics, proving the authenticity of TÝR.

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DEEDS OF FLESH: Another New Song Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Portals To Canaan”, the ninth album from California extreme metallersDEEDS OF FLESH, will be released on June 25 via Unique Leader Records. The CD features “amazing artwork and numerous conceptual pieces” by Raymond Swanland.
“Portals To Canaan” track listing:

01. Amidst The Ruins
02. Entranced In Decades Of Psychedelic Sleep
03. Rise Of The Virvum Juggernaut
04. Celestial Serpents
05. Caelum Hirundines Terra/The Sky Swallows The Earth
06. Xeno-Virus
07. Hollow Human Husks
08. Portals To Canaan
09. Orphans Of Sickness (GORGUTS cover)

The song “Amidst The Ruins” can be streamed in the YouTube clip at this location.

Commented DEEDS OF FLESH founding member Erik Lindmark: “We are very excited to get this release out there amoung the masses.

“The album combines new and old elements of the band and we think the fans will really enjoy it. Zack from Castle Ultimate has done a great job in putting the final touches to the production and ‘Portals To Canaan’ is most definitely our best production to date.

“The new members, Craig Peters (lead guitar) and Ivan Munguia(bass), fit the band perfectly and really did a great job on the release.

“All in all, we are extremely pleased with the final product and believe the fans will be stoked.”

DEEDS OF FLESH’s last CD, “Of What’s to Come”, came out in November 2008 via Unique Leader.

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NOTHNEGAL To Release New EP In July

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL will release its new self-titled EP on July 9 via Season Of Mist. The effort was recorded atVakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production by Matt Hyde (SLIPKNOTBULLET FOR MY VALENTINEAS I LAY DYING) and Paul Reeve (MUSE).

“Nothnegal” will consist of four tracks and will be released exclusively through digital retailers in North America and other parts of the world. The band’s first release with new vocalist Affan and new guitarist Chippe(SERENITY DIES), who is currently filling in for longtime NOTHNEGALguitarist Fufu, the EP’s sound is described by NOTHNEGAL as “very raw and organic with minimal electronic effects.” Elements such as the “boduberu” (log drums used in the Maldives) and other ambient sounds from the Maldivian environment were gathered for the new album.

Overall, the new music aims to explore the supernatural realm and people who have experienced paranormal encounters and/or have been possessed, offering a glimpse into these beings and false conspiracies. The EP shines a light on the folklore, beliefs and legends of the Maldivian islands and begs the listener to question their own spiritual state and vulnerability. The themes of the EP also include current social issues such as child abuse, corruption and family related problems.

NOTHNEGAL will tour India this June with French progressive metallersHACRIDE.

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MASTER Signs With FDA Rekotz; New Album Due In September

Death metal pioneers MASTER have inked a deal with German extreme music label FDA Rekotz for the band’s landmark 12th full-length album, which is scheduled for a late September release.

MASTER’s legendary founder and frontman, Paul Speckmann, commented, “We are proud to be working with Rico and FDA and look forward to a solid future together.Watch for the next masterpiece to be unleashed on September 27th, 2013.”    

FDA Rekotz has posted a video teaser for the upcoming album at this location.  

After releasing The New Elite last year to widespread critical acclaim, Speckmann and MASTER waged war on false metal across the world with an ambitious string of dates that saw the band ravage audiences across Europe and North America.

As the saying goes, there is no rest for the wicked, and MASTER is back in action for the True Underground Warriors Tour with ENTRAPMENT, bookended by select European festival dates. More details on MASTER’s upcoming FDA Rekotz debut to come.

For a full list of MASTER live dates visit master-speckmetal.net/live.html.

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GLORIOR BELLI signs with Agonia Records

France’s avantgarde black metal outfit GLORIOR BELLI has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Band’s fifth full-length album, successor to “The Great Southern Darkness” from 2011, is set to be released in the fall of 2013.

Consequently climbing the ladder of innovation and artistic development, the French quartet managed to work out a very own sound and view in the often stiff frames found within the black metal genre. Descriptions such as “Avant-garde black metal bluesmen” (Pitchfork) or ”bluesy doom-sludge”(Metal Sucks) are only the two sides of the same coin, that will reveal a new flip this autumn.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have the chance to work with Agonia Records and it’s only fair given the efforts and determination of both Glorior Belli and Agonia Records into making genuine music that stands the test of time.” – commented the band.

GLORIOR BELLI was founded in Paris, in 2002 and up to this day released four full-length albums, the last on Metal Blade records. The band will make its North American tour debut in May. The US appearance will include a show at Maryland Deathfest; European fans will have a chance to witness the band live at Brutal Assault festival in Czech Republic this September.

Upcoming live shows:

16.05 – Milwaukee (WI), Frank’s Power Plant, USA
17.05 – Chicago (IL), Ultra Lounge, USA
18.05 – Indianapolis (IN), Indy’s Jukebox, USA
19.05 – Columbus (OH), Carabar, USA
20.05 – Pittsburgh (PA), Belvedere’s, USA
21.05 – Syracuse (NY), Club Fusion, USA
22.05 – Somerville (MA), P.A.’s Lounge, USA
23.05 – Providence (RI), Dusk, USA
24.05 – New York (NY), Union Pool, USA
25.05 – Philadelphia (PA), Kung Fu Necktie, USA
26.05 – Baltimore (MD), Maryland Deathfest, USA
26.05 – Baltimore (MD), Sidebar, USA
27.05 – Louisville (KY), Diamonds, USA
7-10.08 – Brutal Assault Festival, Czech Republic

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