Heavy Metal News – November 19, 2013

PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT: Dutch Death Metal Miscreants To Release New Full-Length; Street Date Confirmed + Album Teaser Posted

Dutch death metal miscreants, PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, will unleash their latest manifestation of audio abrasions this coming February. Tenderly titled From Crotch To Crown, the long-anticipated follow-up to 2008’s malicious Descendants Of Depravity long player features ten groin-churning tracks of merciless brutality. Recorded in multiple locations throughout The Netherlands including Split Second Sound Studio in Amsterdam, guitarist Frank Schiphorst’s home studio in Zwolle, guitarist Martijn Moes’ home studio in Meppel and Final Focus Studio in Tilburg and re-amped, mixed and mastered by Yuma Van Eekelen and Bart Hennephof (also at Final Focus), From Crotch To Crown promises to deliver the band’s sickest, most sadistic material yet.

Warns the band in a collective statement, “From Crotch To Crown is a mix of old-school mayhem and modern, bonecrushing, technical riffing with horrifying vocals spewed from the minds of the most sick and evil beings in history!”

Sample the official album teaser, now streaming at the band’s newly launched website at THIS LOCATION and get brutal.

From Crotch To Crown Track Listing:

1. Only Taste For Decay

2. Battered To The Grave

3. Crowned In Entrails

4. Dismember The Transgender

5. Under The Patio

6. From Crotch To Crown

7. Glorify Through Cyanide

8. Set Forth To Annihilate

9. Compulsive Beheading Disorder

10. Reduced To Stumps

The PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT Practitioners:

Niels Adams – Vocals

Michiel Van Der Plicht – Drums

Patrick Oosterveen – Bass

Frank Schiphorst – Rhythm, Lead Guitars

Martijn Moes – Rhythm, Lead Guitars

From Crotch To Crown will be released via Willowtip Records on February 4, 2014. Further info including preorder links and sample tracks, to be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, suffer.

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CHROME DIVISION: New Album Details Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

CHROME DIVISION — the Norwegian five-piece featuring DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar — will release its fourth album, “Infernal Rock Eternal”, on January 17, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011’s “3rd Round Knockout” was recorded at Dub Studio in Oslo with Endre Kirkesola.

Says Shagrath: “The doomsday rock legion are proud to announce that 2014 marks 10-year anniversary for CHROME DIVISION, celebrated with our brand new fourth album, ‘Infernal Rock Eternal’.

“It’s been one year of intense team effort, combined with band parties and studio sessions, resulting in our most varied and best album to date.

“I am very proud of this album, and we can’t wait to share it with you.”

Added CHROME DIVISION vocalist Shady Blue (a.k.a. Athera): “And we’re back, finally!

“After nailing down the new, permanent lineup some two years ago, we have worked intensely with the new songs and sound of CHROME DIVISION continuously.

‘The last year [was spent] in and out of studio tracking song after song of the new stuff.

“I have to say the band is complete now, and the new overall feel of the music that comes out of this gang of rockers these days is just awesome!

“I am stoked to be a part of this new album and extremely satisfied with the diversity in songs and the power of each and every track!

“Working with Endre Kirkesola in Dub Studio has been a great experience, and just what the band needed.

Damage Karlsen and Ogee‘s contributions to the new stuff is just beyond!

“We are super excited to hear what you guys think of the new album. And we’re looking forward to finally getting out on the road more and play the shit live for you as well.”

“Infernal Rock Eternal” track listing:

01. Good Morning Riot
02. Endless Nights
03. (She’s) Hot Tonight
04. The Absinthe Voyage
05. Lady Of Perpetual Sorrow
06. The Moonshine Years
07. No Bet For Free
08. On The Run Again
09. Mistress In Madness
10. Reaper On The Hunt
11. You’re Dead Now
12. Ol
13. Dirty Dog (bonus track)

CHROME DIVISION last year parted ways with bassist Björn “Burn” Luna and guitarist Ricky BlackLuna, who was a member of CHROME DIVISION since its inception in 2004, “will work with us from behind the curtains of doom, and contribute on the lyrical side of things in the future,” according to the band.

CHROME DIVISION current lineup:

Shagrath – Guitar
Ogee – Bass
Shady Blue (a.k.a. Athera) – Vocals
Damage Karlsen – Guitar
Tony White – Drums

CHROME DIVISION‘s third album, “3rd Round Knockout”, was released in Europe on May 6, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Marius Strand Studio in Oslo.

CHROME DIVISION in August 2009 parted ways with longtime vocalist Eddie Guz ”due to lack of dedication and commitment to the band.” His replacement, Athera, originally filled in for Guz at the Winterfire Festival at Hessenhallen in Giessen, Germany on February 21, 2009 after Eddie Guz was unable to make the gig.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/chrome-division-new-album-details-revealed/#cfJCbhvCXB88tV7P.99

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SAXON: ‘Unplugged And Strung Up’ EPK Available

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for SAXON‘s “Unplugged And Strung Up” album can be seen at this location.

“Unplugged And Strung Up”SAXON‘s selection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw heavy metal thunder, will be released on November 18. The effort reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic SAXON songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, U.K. earlier this year, “Unplugged And Strung Up” contains re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized versions of “The Eagle Has Landed” and “Crusader” by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. “Frozen Rainbow”, from the band’s 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, while “Red Star Falling” soars and sweeps the emotions with its orchestrally arranged dovetail.

As if this reinvention wasn’t enough, SAXON superfans and collectors can purchase a digipak version of the release which will include 2002’s storming set of full-volume, pedal-to-the-metal re-recorded hits “Heavy Metal Thunder”. Featuring staple SAXON stormers such as “Motorcycle Man”“Strong Arm Of The Law” and “Dallas 1pm”, it is a quintessential part of any collection.

The standard single CD of “Unplugged And Strung Up” will come in a jewel case, and a double-vinyl gatefold sleeve version of the release will also be available. The digipack will be a two-disc version of the release featuring the bonus disc “Heavy Metal Thunder”, and there will be a digital release of the same.

“Unplugged and Strung Up” track listing:

01. Stallions Of The Highway (remix)
02. Crusader (orchestral version)
03. Battle Cry
04. The Eagle Has Landed (orchestral version)
05. Red Star Falling (orchestral version)
06. Broken Heroes (orchestral version)
07. Call To Arms (orchestral version)
08. Militia Guard
09. Forever Free (re-recorded version)
10. Just Let Me Rock (re-recorded version)
11. Frozen Rainbow (acoustic version)
12. Iron Wheels (live acoustic version)
13. Requiem (acoustic version)
14. Coming Home (acoustic version)

“Heavy Metal Thunder” track listing:

01. Heavy Metal Thunder
02. Strong Arm Of The Law
03. Power & The Glory
04. And The Bands Played On
05. Crusader
06. Dallas 1pm
07. Princess Of The Night
08. Wheels Of Steel
09. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
10. Motorcycle Man
11. Never Surrender
12. Denim & Leather
13. Backs To The Wall

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/saxon-unplugged-and-strung-up-epk-available/#iscJUXKT7Sd1ucFq.99

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