Heavy Metal News – October 15, 2013

HAIL OF BULLETS: ‘Swoop Of The Falcon’ Lyric Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The official lyric video for the song “Swoop Of The Falcon” from HAIL OF BULLETS, the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed WarbyTHANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, vocalist Martin Van Drunen (HAIL OF BULLETSPESTILENCEASPHYX) and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, can be seen at this location. The track comes off HAIL OF BULLETS‘ third album, “III: The Rommel Chronicles”, which will be released on October 29 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records.

“III The Rommel Chronicles” began to take shape in the second half of 2012 when HAIL OF BULLETS started writing songs for this third album, which sees the band approaching things a bit differently lyric-wise. Instead of describing a certain campaign or theatre of war, this album focuses on the military life, rise and fall of German field marshal Erwin Rommel.

Despite fighting on the wrong side, Rommel was undeniably a great strategist who was both feared and admired by his enemies.

Musically, “III The Rommel Chronicles” recalls a bit of their debut album. The songs are faster, more raw, more aggressive and direct than on “On Divine Winds” which had a more epic, heroic feel. Once again, production duties were handled by Ed Warby and the album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö. A new lyrical approach also necessitated a different style of artwork, which was provided by Dutch artist Erik Wijnands.

Swanö stated about the new HAIL OF BULLETS longplayer: “HAIL OF BULLETS return for their third album, armed to the teeth with a thunderous death metal onslaught that combines the raw ferocity of the first album with the more expanded arrangements of the second. A death metal masterpiece!”

“III The Rommel Chronicles” track listing:

01. Swoop Of The Falcon
02. Pour Le Mérite
03. DG-7
04. To The Last Breath Of Man And Beast
05. DAK
06. The Desert Fox
07. Tobruk
08. Farewell To Africa
09. The Final Front
10. Death Of A Field Marshal

As previously reported, a picture-disc version of HAIL OF BULLETS‘ debut album, “Of Frost And War”, was released on February 4 via Metal Blade. The picture disc is strictly limited to 500 copies.

HAIL OF BULLETS‘s second full-length album, “On Divine Winds”, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 75.

HAIL OF BULLETS is:

Martin Van Drunen – Vocals
Paul Baayens – Guitar
Stephan Gebédi – Guitar
Theo Van Eekelen – Bass
Ed Warby – Drums

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/hail-of-bullets-swoop-of-the-falcon-lyric-video-released/#eHXjBzXzzlRCVHih.99

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MORBID ANGEL’s ‘Covenant’ To Be Reissued On Full Dynamic Range Vinyl

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Covenant”, the classic album from Floridian death metal legends MORBID ANGEL, is due to be reissued in Europe on limited edition Full Dynamic Range vinyl LP to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the LP’s release.

Originally issued in 1993, “Covenant” is the band’s third album and has been specially remastered from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range (FDR) audio, allowing the music’s nuances to shine through and giving the album a more ferocious, immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.

MORBID ANGEL vocalist/bassist David Vincent comments: “‘Covenant’ was and still remains a very important release in our career.

“We are all excited to revisit this album in celebration of its 20th anniversary, both on stage and on wax.

“For purists and vinyl aficionados alike, this new full dynamic master pressing is sure to illuminate the analog sonic fury that we captured in 1993.”

The vinyl will be available in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Green (Earache Webstore exclusive) **
200 – Clear (Earache Webstore exclusive) **
200 – Dark Blue with Light Blue Splatter *
300 – Clear with Black Marble *
300 – White with Black Splatter **
400 – Clear with Red Marble **
1400 – Black *

* includes free sticker
** includes free sticker and slipmat

The “Covenant” Full Dynamic Range vinyl is due to be released on November 4 through the Earache European webstore, and will also be available in limited quantities directly from the band on the band’s “Covenant” 20th-anniversary U.S. tour.

The vinyl will be available for pre-order on Friday, October 18 from the Earache webstore at this location.

The Full Dynamic Range edition of “Covenant” will also be released in Europe on iTunes on November 4.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/morbid-angels-covenant-to-be-reissued-on-full-dynamic-range-vinyl/#uYHFAbxzkdh7mAQU.99

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PARADISE LOST: ‘Our Saviour 2013’ Song Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut, “Lost Paradise”, to 1991’s genre-defining “Gothic”, to 1995’s break-out masterpiece “Draconian Times”, to 1997’s electronically tinged “One Second”, to 2007’s return to a heavier form “In Requiem”, to last year’s opus “Tragic Idol”, British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band’s 25th-anniversary landmark.

Entitled “Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” , this album will be released on October 21 in Europe (digitally on October 29 in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir, who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LANDMORBID ANGELWATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track “Loneliness Remains”, and newly recorded “Gothic 2013” and “Our Saviour 2013”.

“Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” track listing:

01. Loneliness Remains
02. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)
03. Ending Through Changes
04. The Last Fallen Saviour
05. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
06. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
07. Cardinal Zero
08. Back On Disaster
09. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)
12. Silent In Heart
13. Gothic 2013
14. Our Saviour 2013

The song “Our Saviour 2013” can now be streamed in the YouTube clip atthis location.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/paradise-lost-our-saviour-2013-song-available-for-streaming/#uvc8RSlijamvFaEb.99

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NECROPHOBIC Parts Ways With Vocalist TOBIAS SIDEGÅRD

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Cult Swedish black/death metal act NECROPHOBIC has officially parted ways with vocalist Tobias Sidegård.

A Swedish appeals court last month reduced the prison sentence for Sidegård, who was accused of beating his wife multiple times between September 2011 and April 2013.

Sidegård was originally sentenced to 18 months in prison for “gross violation of a woman’s integrity,” and offense that was first introduced into the Penal Code in 1998 dealing with repeated punishable acts directed by men against women who have or have had a close relationship with the perpetrator.

On September 20, the Svea appeals court found Sidegård guilty of simple assault — a less serious offense than “gross violation of a woman’s integrity” — and reduced his prison sentence to six months. The musician was also ordered to pay his wife 16,000 Swedish kronor (approximately $2,500) in damages plus interest.

Said NECROPHOBIC in a statement: “Tobias is no longer a member of NECROPHOBIC. The verdict following his trial regrettably left us, the band, with no other choice.

“As stated before, NECROPHOBIC do not accept or tolerate domestic violence in any way.

“We will now search for a replacement.

Tobias will make a statement of his own within the next couple of days, which he will publish on his Facebook page.”

In addition to allegations of violence against his wife, Sidegård was suspected of physically abusing his daughters with a homemade bullwhip.

The Swedish-language document detailing the Svea appeals court’s decision to reduce Tobias‘ sentence can be downloaded as a PDF file at this location.

Two separate Swedish media reports (in which Sidegård was not identified by name) from May 2013 regarding the allegations against the NECROPHOBIC frontman can be found by following these links:

Aftonbladet.se
Expressen.se

Sidegård previously denied all charges through his attorney, claiming that the injuries suffered by Tobias‘ wife that were described in the indictment occurred in “other ways” than through physical abuse perpetrated by the musician.

Tobias sent an e-mail to the Metal Insider and MetalSucks web sites last month insisting that he was “set free after second appeal in higher court.” “I’ve been fucking innocently accused and never hit a woman in my life,” he wrote.

NECROPHOBIC will release its seventh full-length album, “Womb Of Lilithu”, on October 29 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist. A digital single featuring the new song “Splendour Nigri Solis”, taken from the forthcoming CD, was released exclusively through Spotify on August 19 (September 3 in North America).

“Womb Of Lilithu” track listing:

01. Womb Of Lilithu
02. Splendour Nigri Solis
03. Astaroth
04. Furfur
05. Black Night Raven
06. The Necromancer
07. Marquis Phenex
08. Asmodee
09. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias

The song “Asmodee” can now be streamed using the SoundCloud widget atthis location (courtesy of RevolverMag.com).

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/necrophobic-parts-ways-with-vocalist-tobias-sidegard/#wAAkRaook7jp9T7S.99

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MOTÖRHEAD: Audio Samples Of Entire ‘Aftershock’ Album

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Audio samples of all the songs that will appear on MOTÖRHEAD‘s 21st studio album, “Aftershock”, are available for streaming on the web site of the German music retailer JPC.de.

The release party for “Aftershock” will take place on Friday, October 18 upstairs at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, California between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m

Listen to “Aftershock” before it is released on October 22 and enjoy free Rainbow pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes. The first 100 fans get in free to the listening party upstairs.

“Aftershock” will be released as a an official Classic Rock collectors fanpack that features the new LP in full plus a 132-page magazine that forms the “ultimate sleevenotes” to the new release, with extensive and exclusive interviews with LemmyMikkey Dee and Phil Campbell.

Pre-order your copy now at this location (official on-sale date is October 21).

Inside is everything you need to know about “Aftershock” and the world of MOTÖRHEAD in 2013: inside the making of album, new features covering all eras of the band’s career from 1975 to 2013, and tons of previously unseen pictures.

Fanpack edition includes:

* New album “Aftershock”
* 132-page magazine
* Giant double-sided poster
* Exclusive MOTÖRHEAD car sticker

“Aftershock” track listing:

01. Heartbreaker
02. Coup De Grace
03. Lost Woman Blues
04. End Of Time
05. Do You Believe
06. Death Machine
07. Dust And Glass
08. Going To Mexico
09. Silence When You Speak To Me
10. Crying Shame
11. Queen Of The Damned
12. Knife
13. Keep Your Powder Dry
14. Paralyzed

Due in North America on October 22, “Aftershock” was recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California and is described in a press release as “a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy KilmisterPhil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that MOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it’s a genre!”

MOTÖRHEAD canceled a handful of shows on its European festival tour in August after Lemmy suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel). The news of Lemmy‘s latest medical issue followed reports that he was also recently fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/motorhead-audio-samples-of-entire-aftershock-album/#eXEjf1PmeZpu7vvD.99

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