Heavy Metal News – September 07, 2013

OBITUARY Preparing To Hit The Road, Enter The Studio

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Florida death metal veterans OBITUARY will bring their brutal wares to the stage this fall on a short series of live assaults. The tour begins with a pair of back-to-back shows at Brooklyn, New York’s Saint Vitus Bar on October 9 and 10, before flattening nine more venues through October 20.

Having been holed up in their own Redneck Studios the last few weeks penning the follow-up to 2009’s punishing “Darkest Day” full-length (2009), OBITUARY’s upcoming shows serve as a temporary writing break.

Elaborates drummer Donald Tardy: “We have been busting our asses in the studio, having a blast and writing new material. Twelve songs are done and ready to be recorded but we want a monster album for our fans so we are working on a few more to make this record huge! We will continue writing until October when we will take a break from the studio and new music and go destroy the Trois-Rivieres Metalfest with HATEBREED and crush the U.S.”

OBITUARY tour dates:

Oct. 09 – St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 10 – St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 11 – American Legion – Allentown, PA
Oct. 12 – Trois-Rivieres Metalfest – Trois-Rivieres, QC [info]
Oct. 13 – Presidents Club – Boston, MA
Oct. 15 – Beale Street – Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 16 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 17 – Fubar – St Louis, MO
Oct. 18 – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Oct. 19 – Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
Oct. 20 – El N’ Gee – New London, CT

The as-yet-untitled full-length will be recorded with the Kickstarter funding help of their legion of dedicated fans around the globe. The campaign, rooted in an honest desire to produce the next record on their own terms, is in its final week.

“We’ve been creating death metal since 1984,” the band comments. “It’s who we are…it’s in our blood.

“If there’s one thing that we’ve learned touring all these years, it’s that OBITUARY fans are among the most loyal and supportive motherfuckers in the world!

“We’ve been trying to find better ways to engage with and give back to our fans.

“Over the past couple of years, we’ve streamed concerts live from around the globe, given away tons of merch packages and dozens of all-access backstage passes. It’s inspiring to see and share in your excitement about OBITUARY, and the inspiration that provides keeps us going. This is about putting our trust, our music, our career, and our new album in fans’ hands! We want to make music for the people who still come out to shows, still sport our gear, and still have a ‘Slowly We Rot’ cassette in their car.”

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/obituary-preparing-to-hit-the-road-enter-the-studio/#zZKPWOx19mkkugjZ.99

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CARCASS: Entire ‘Surgical Steel’ Album Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Surgical Steel”, the new album from reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube clip at this location.

“Surgical Steel” will be released on September 16 in the U.K., September 13 in the rest of Europe and September 17 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The effort was produced by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) and mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY).

“Surgical Steel” will be available on several collectible formats, which can now be ordered with or without an exclusive t-shirt design here.

Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in CARCASS’ current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON).

CARCASS’ first studio LP since 1996’s “Swansong” will feature guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen.

“Surgical Steel” track listing:

01. 1985
02. Thrasher’s Abattoir
03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood
05. The Master Butcher’s Apron
06. Noncompliance To ASTM F 899-12 Standard
07. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
08. Unfit For Human Consumption
09. 316L Grade Surgical Steel
10. Captive Bolt Pistol
11. Mount Of Execution
12. Intensive Battery Brooding (digipak bonus track)

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/carcass-entire-surgical-steel-album-available-for-streaming/#vWuaPK0gtIhlfQuM.99

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SEPULTURA: First ‘Mediator’ Album Trailer Available

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The first trailer for “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, the new album from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, can be seen at this location. The CD will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques.

Guitarist Andreas Kisser commented on how he discovered the work of Alexandre Wagner. “It was through Silvio Bibika, who was my roadie for a long time,” he said. “He always shows me things in general that SEPULTURA might need. Alexandre, who is from Belo Horizonte, Silvio showed me a year ago. So before we went to the United States, to record the album, I was at his house to talk about the cover, tell him the album title, talk about the concept of the film ‘Metropolis’, so he could do something original. But when I saw the picture with the drawing, I thought it was all about what we wanted and we did not need something new. I asked him to do a tribal S in the style of the cover. The S made by Alexandre will be on the back cover.”

Said Alexandre: “I did this series of charcoal drawing work when I still lived in Belo Horizonte. They were all made there. They were quick drawings without much reference, almost an experimentation that may have came from a desire to use the most basic of basic materials — coal, paper and wood. The cover design was already done, Andreas saw it and liked it. We talked a little more and I also sent some other pictures for the booklet. I was pleased with the choice of the theme of the album, I like Fritz Lang very much, and not only ‘Metropolis’. ‘Dr. Mabuse der Spieler’ is a fucking great movie.”

As a Mineiro, from Belo Horizonte like SEPULTURA, Alexandre was glad to be part of the band’s history. “It’s impossible to be from Belo Horizonte and not know the band,” he said. “Some of their albums followed me for a long time, especially ‘Chaos A.D.’ I remember seeing ‘Refuse/Resist’ on TV and thinking it was wonderful. It’s really cool to work with the guys, being part of something together. It is somehow a shared history.”

“The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” track listing:

01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation Of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama ao Caos (CHICO SCIENCE & NAÇÃO ZUMBI cover) A

lthough it was inspired by Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis”, the CD, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors “Dante XXI” (based on “The Divine Comedy”) and “A-Lex” (based on “A Clockwork Orange”).

“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson’s (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and is being mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and “Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Ross on a number of other projects in the past.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sepultura-first-mediator-album-trailer-available/#CpsFzotEzodqEQu3.99

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