Heavy Metal News – October 16, 2013

HIGH ON FIRE Releases New Single ‘Slave The Hive’

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

HIGH ON FIRE has released a brand new single titled “Slave The Hive” today, which can be heard at this location. As part of the band’s upcoming Scion A/V-sponsored headlining tour, HIGH ON FIRE drops the new single which marks the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of “De Vermis Mysteriis”. A limited-edition seven-inch single will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.

The previously announced Scion A/V-presented HIGH ON FIRE tour will run from November 10 through December 12. Norwegian rock sextet KVELERTAK, who have had one of 2013’s buzziest hard rock releases with the Kurt Ballou-produced (CONVERGE) album “Meir”, will open all dates. DOOMRIDERS (Nov. 10 to 23), PACK OF WOLVES (Nov. 25-27) and WINDHAND (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour.

HIGH ON FIRE released the first official live recordings of its career with the two volume set “Spitting Fire Live”, which has been hailed as “high-volume intensity” by the Austin Chronicle, “hot as the infernos” by Pitchfork and a “documentation of the band’s undiminished ferocity onstage” by the SF Weekly. Recorded over a two-evening New York City headlining stint at both Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg last winter, “Spitting Fire Live” showcases HIGH ON FIRE at its incendiary best, containing songs from each of the band’s critically acclaimed studio albums including last year’s “De Vermis Mysteriis”.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/high-on-fire-releases-new-single-slave-the-hive/#QjMfEjbd7wf213Pt.99

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SOILWORK: ‘Tongue’ Lyric Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The official lyric video for the song “Tongue” from Swedish metallers SOILWORK can be seen at this location. The track comes off the band’s ninth studio and first dual-disc album, “The Living Infinite”, which sold around 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 60. The effort also landed at No. 11 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 2 on the Hard Music chart. “The Living Infinite” entered the iTunes Metal Top Albums chart at No. 1 and was the No. 1 most added album on the CMJ radio chart.

“The Living Infinite” was produced by Jens Bogren (OPETHAMON AMARTHBLOODBATH) and boasts artwork by MNEMIC‘s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. The CD features Justin Sullivan — lead singer of the English band NEW MODEL ARMY — as a guest vocalist on the track “The Windswept Mercy” and also marks the recording debut of longtime SOILWORK touring guitarist David Andersson (also of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).

SOILWORK will release a lavish deluxe version of its 2001 classic breakthrough album “A Predator’s Portrait” on October 18 in Europe and October 15 in the U.S. The effort will be reissued as a digipack with an all new artwork and will contain two previously unreleased live bonus tracks.

Commented drummer Dirk Verbeuren: “I view ‘A Predator’s Portrait’ as a milestone in several ways. It’s our first recording for Nuclear Blast, still our home to this day, six albums later. It marks the first time Björn ‘Speed’ Strid pushes his vocal talents into the melodic realm. And it concludes the early SOILWORK years, with follow-up ‘Natural Born Chaos’ starting something new and different altogether.

“Now that we’ve come full circle with our ninth album, ‘The Living Infinite’, the time is right to revisit ‘A Predator’s Portrait’. This ultimate re-release comes with re-imagined artwork by original cover artist and SOILWORK keyboardist Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg as well as two live renditions of classic ‘A Predator’s Portrait’ tracks performed by the band’s current lineup during the 2013 North American ‘Infinity’ tour.”

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/soilwork-tongue-lyric-video-released/#w0X3JdbReQkmTY3o.99

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MOTÖRHEAD: Entire ‘Aftershock’ Album Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

MOTÖRHEAD‘s 21st studio album, “Aftershock”, is available for streaming in its entirety using the widget at this location (courtesy of Yahoo! Music.

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-entire-aftershock-album-available-for-streaming/#3GlGwuyF0vEwEjbP.99

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TESTAMENT: ‘Native Blood’ Performance Clip From ‘Dark Roots Of Thrash’ DVD

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 performance clip of the song “Native Blood” from “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-native-blood-performance-clip-from-dark-roots-of-thrash-dvd/#hOvjXFf7EQ6Rc7sU.99

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