Heavy Metal News – October 08, 2013

DEATH ANGEL: Second ‘The Dream Calls For Blood’ Trailer

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The second trailer for “The Dream Calls For Blood”, the seventh album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL, can be seen at this location. Due on October 11 in Europe (except for the U.K. where it will arrive three days later) and October 15 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, the follow-up to 2010’s “Relentless Retribution” was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUMAUGUST BURNS REDTHE BLACK DAHLIA MURDERALL THAT REMAINSWHITECHAPELDEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOYCARNIFEXWHITECHAPEL). Fans will be able to purchase a standard jewelcase version of the album or digipak edition that includes a bonus track and bonus DVD.

“The Dream Calls For Blood” track listing:

01. Left For Dead
02. Son Of The Morning
03. Fallen
04. The Dream Calls For Blood
05. Succubus
06. Execution – Don’t Save Me
07. Caster Of Shame
08. Detonate
09. Empty
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust
11. Heaven And Hell (digipak bonus track)

Digipak bonus DVD

* The Making Of “The Dream Calls For Blood”

In a recent interview with Metal CovenantDEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany stated about “The Dream Calls For Blood”: “The title is basically our motto. It’s what we’re talking about, you know. In our point of view the dream being our band and keeping the band going and making music for your life. The blood is all the sacrifice and all hard work that goes into it and that’s the metaphor for that. It’s not only meant for music. It’s also meant for other people to relate in their own life and goals that they’re trying to achieve and the sacrifices that it takes to achieve these goals. And along with that, there’s also a tinge of aggression in there about other people that cut corners and don’t quite go through all the steps it takes to achieve the goal the right way. So there’s a little bit of a middle finger to those people that go about it that way and don’t fully respect what it takes.”

DEATH ANGEL‘s North American headlining tour in support of “The Dream Calls For Blood” will kick off on October 18 in San Francisco. Support on the trek will come from 3 INCHES OF BLOODBATTLECROSSREVOCATION and DIAMOND PLATE.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/death-angel-second-the-dream-calls-for-blood-trailer/#h646Dyg7CbOGtF2E.99

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ARTILLERY: ‘Legions’ Album Details Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Metal Blade Records has set a November 26 release date for ARTILLERY‘s new album, “Legions”. Fans can stream the first single, “Chill My Bones”, in the YouTube clip at this location.

ARTILLERY comments: “With the release of ‘Legions’ we feel that we have played our strongest card since the early days of ‘By Inheritance’. With a killer production, some great new songs done by a strong and dedicated lineup, we are looking forward to support ‘Legions’ all the way! We can’t wait to tour and meet the legions of thrashers out there! This album is for you!”

Since the release of its last album, “My Blood”, in 2011 ARTILLERY has played European and South American tours and appeared at several festivals and the Barge To Hell cruise. In 2012 ARTILLERY saw the departure of Carsten N. Nielsen and Søren Adamsen. Two new members were recruited, making Josua Madsen the new drummer and Michael Bastholm Dahl the new singer.

In a recent interview with StageReport.roARTILLERY guitarist Michael Stützer stated about the upcoming CD: “I personally think it’s the best production we ever had on a ARTILLERY album. It’s very raw and heavy.”

He continued: “Our new drummer, Josua [Madsen] and new vocalist, Michael [Bastholm Dahl], really deliver the goods on this album, Josua is an amazing drummer and real nice guy and Michael is the singer in ARTILLERY who is the closest ever to [original ARTLLERY vocalist] Flemming Ronsdorf beside putting a lot of new elements in the band because of his vocal range. He is also writing some great lyrics. So this band is a very complete unit.”

Regarding what qualities they were looking for in a singer following last year’s departure of Søren AdamsenMichael said: “You will never hear ARTILLERY with a growler or a pop singer, but sung vocals with melody and rawness at the same time. Actually, we headhunted Michael from a cover band who played MERCYFUL FATE / KING DIAMOND covers, so we knew he could sing the old ARTILLERY songs very good.”

“Legions” track listing:

01. Chill My Bones
02. God Feather
03. Legions
04. Wardrum Heartbeat
05. Global Flatline
06. Dies Irae
07. Anno Requiem
08. Enslaved To The Nether
09. Doctor Evil
10. Ethos Of Wrath

ARTILLERY is:

Michael Bastholm Dahl – Vocals
Michael Stützer – Guitar
Morten Stützer – Guitar
Peter Thorslund – Bass
Josua Madsen – Drums

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/artillery-legions-album-details-revealed/#S2m1ZxvvxpsQyuiB.99

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ICED EARTH To Release Limited-Edition ‘The Plagues’ Vinyl EP

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

North American metallers ICED EARTH will make a special 12-inch vinyl EP available on their upcoming European tour with VOLBEAT, which kicks off October 11 in Milan, Italy and wraps December 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The details are as follows:

* A 12” 180g vinyl EP
* Limited, hand-numbered edition (1000 units only)
* Blood-red vinyl
* Heavy-duty cardboard sleeve with matte print

Featuring the world premiere of the following songs:

Plagues Of Babylon
If I Could See You
Peacemaker

Says ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer: “This is our own project and we are really excited about it. This will be for sale only at the VOLBEAT shows, first come, first served!”

He adds: “Band and crew have gathered and we have begun rehearsals for the VOLBEAT tour that kicks off this Friday in Milan. We are really excited to begin this new touring cycle even though it feels like the previous one only ended yesterday. It will certainly be killer to see you guys out there and hang with my brother Michael and the guys in VOLBEAT and their team.”

ICED EARTH will release its new album, “Plagues Of Babylon”, for a January 2014 via Century Media Records. The cover artwork was created and illustrated by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENTATHEISTSIGHANACRUSISGWAR).

Says ICED EARTH vocalist/guitarist Jon Schaffer: “This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover. I’m sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog.”

“Plagues Of Babylon” track listing:

01. Plagues Of Babylon
02. Democide
03. The Culling
04. Among The Living Dead
05. Resistance
06. The End? 
07. If I Could See You
08. Cthulhu
09. Peacemaker
10. Parasite
11. Spirit Of The Times
12. Highwayman

Speaking to Metal4 magazine at the Rockharz open-air festival in Germany in July, Schaffer said about the upcoming CD: “It’s a bit of a different thing for us, because it’s half of a concept and the other half is [standalone] tracks. Musically, I think it’s just another step in the right direction. It’s really heavy, it’s very melodic. It has a really epic feeling. Even though there isn’t, like, a monster, long epic track, the overall feel of the songs is very epic. I mean, there’s no ‘Dante’s Inferno’ or ‘Gettysburg’ or the ‘Something Wicked’ trilogy or something like that on here, but I’m really happy with it.”

ICED EARTH recently parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley for “personal family reasons.” He has since been replaced by Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE).

ICED EARTH has been hitting it relentlessly, with the recent studio album, “Dystopia”, being the most toured album in the band’s illustrious history.

One of the many highlights of the “World Dystopia Tour”, a headline show at the historic Kourion Amphitheatre in Cyprus, was recently released on Blu-ray, DVD and in many other formats under the title “Live In Ancient Kourion”.

“Dystopia” was released in October 2011 via Century Media Records. The CD marked the band’s recording debut with singer Stu Block (INTO ETERNITY), who joined ICED EARTH in March 2011 following the departure of Matt Barlow.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/iced-earth-to-release-limited-edition-the-plagues-vinyl-ep/#2ezmuZW1oCvUZaJI.99

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TESTAMENT: ‘Dark Roots Of Thrash’ Trailer Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Dark Roots Of Thrash”, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT‘s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, will be made available on October 18 (Europe) and October 29 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records“Dark Roots Of Thrash” was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGELKATAKLYSMSOILWORK) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (VILEEXODUSSADUSMACHINE HEAD). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you’re a part of the show.

A trailer for “Dark Roots Of Thrash” can be seen at this location.

Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: “Metalheads! In case you’ve missed us on our ‘Dark Roots’ campaign tour, here’s a day in the life and good representation of our show! Check it out, and put on your list of metal to get!”

Vocalist Chuck Billy added: “For all you diehard metal heads out there, ‘Dark Roots Of Thrash’ is a must-have for your collection. This live DVD and CD is something you can put in you player and crank up for the feeling of a live TESTAMENT performance! You will get 18 songs from the early days of thrash metal to where we are today. Heavy metal forever!”

“Darks Roots Of Thrash” will be made available in a variety of different formats, including the standard DVD+2CD and 2CD versions. A limited Blu-ray+2CD (Europe only), LP (Europe only), as well as Nuclear Blast mail-order-only items (LP colored in gatefold, DVD+2CD digi + tour pass and limited Blue-ray+2CD digi + tourpass) will also be for sale via shop.nuclearblast.com.

“Dark Roots Of Earth” DVD/2CD track listing:

DVD:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
10. Riding The Snake
11. Eyes Of Wrath
12. Trial By Fire
13. The Haunting
14. The New Order
15. Do Not Resuscitate
16. Three Days In Darkness
17. The Formation Of Damnation
18. Over The Wall
19. Disciples Of The Watch
20. Credits

Bonus content:

21. Backstage Footage
22. Native Blood (video clip)

CD1:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:

01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

“Dark Roots Of Earth” 2CD track listing:

CD1:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:

01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

Pre-order your copy here.

TESTAMENT will hit the road alongside LAMB OF GODKILLSWITCH ENGANGE and HUNTRESS starting on October 22. A limited number of TESTAMENT V.I.P. packages are currently available now for each show and include:

* A souvenir TESTAMENT V.I.P. Laminate
* A TESTAMENT poster
* An 8” x 10” photo of the band
* A coupon for discounted online merchandise
* Individual photo opportunities with band members
* A group photo with the entire V.I.P. group and TESTAMENT members

In addition, each V.I.P. purchaser will be entered into a raffle to win Chuck Billy‘s stage vest worn throughout this tour. The winner of the vest will be personally contacted by Chuck and will also receive two tickets to the next local TESTAMENT show with passes to come backstage and more.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/testament-dark-roots-of-thrash-trailer-released/#tTPjAwDDYp6BRZ4O.99

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