Heavy Metal News – September 10, 2013

HAVOK: New Video Now Playing At Loudwire

Today the metal technicians at Loudwire hurl forth an exclusive premiere of “Worse Than War,” the latest video from Denver thrash assassins HAVOK. Directed by Roy Warner who worked on both “From the Cradle to the Grave” and “Point of No Return” clips, the tune comes by way of the recently unleashed Unnatural Selection full-length and addresses the eight stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial.

Check out “Worse Than War,” THIS LOCATION.

Released earlier this year via Candlelight Records, Unnatural Selection was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones), mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death) and continues to reap critical hails from fans and critics domestically and abroad. Metal Injection crowns Unnatural Selection “a contender for one of the best albums of this year because there are simply no flaws in the design,” while MetalSucks notes, “HAVOK proudly carry the torch of everything awesome about the genre: irrepressible energy, flesh-singeing velocity, and razor-sharp anthems custom made for the purpose of shotgunning beers.” In an impressive 4/5 rating, About.com gushes, “Filled to the brim with headbang-inducing riffs, politically-charged lyrics and guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez’s snarl leading the way,Unnatural Selection would fit right in with Megadeth’s back catalog…. Wrap it all up with Terry Date behind the controls, and HAVOK just might be in contention for thrash album of the year.” Sputnik Musica agrees, “With Unnatural SelectionHAVOK has distinguished themselves as the frontrunners of the New Wave of Thrash Metal movement.”

HAVOK is currently wrapping up a massive North American live takeoverthat kicked off on July 20th in Juarez, Mexico and included a stop at this year’s Heavy Mtl Festival in Montreal. Additional Fall dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details.

HAVOK North American Headlining Tour 2013 [remaining dates]:
9/09/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
9/10/2013 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
9/13/2013 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

To order your copy of Unnatural Selection, point your browser HERE.

HAVOK is guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez, bassist Mike Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webber. The band uses/endorses ESP Guitars, Charvel Guitars, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Peavy Amplification, EVH, Pearl Drums, Trick Drums, and Sabian Cymbals.

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ULCERATE: Relapse Debut Vermis Streaming At MetalSucks

In just days, Vermis — the already critically-lauded fourth LP from New Zealand death metal innovators, ULCERATE — will finally see its undeniable release onto mankind via Relapse, the band’s maiden release with the label. Following weeks of pre-release commendations from journalists’ wide-eyed and fearfully enthralled reactions to this band’s relentlessly punishing shock-and-awe performance on Vermis, the album will finally hit on September 17th in North America, preceded by September 13th in Germany and Benelux, and September 16th in the UK and beyond.

Today MetalSucks is hosting an exclusive stream of Vermis’ unforgiving, unrelenting and unapologetic fifty-five minute barrage of dissonant, suffocating, cutting edge death metal at its finest RIGHT HERE.

Last week ULCERATE announced their next round of live demonstrations in support ofVermis, with a barrage of new shows across Australia and their native New Zealand over the coming months. Stay tuned for additional live and tour actions to be declared in the weeks ahead.

ULCERATE’s destructive methodology is in a class of its own, as proven on their previous LPs released by Neurotic and Willowtip as well as across the globe in the live setting, and onVermis is at its most ominous and technical of the band’s existence. Undeniably one of the most anticipated extreme underground albums of 2013, Preorders for the CD and 2xLP versions are available HERE, and digital preorders HERE.

ULCERATE Australasian Tour Dates:
10/12/2013 Churchills Live – Christchurch, New Zealand
11/01/2013 Whammy Bar – Auckland, New Zealand
11/02/2013 SFBH – Wellington, New Zealand
11/28/2013 Crowbar – Brisbane, Australia
11/29/2013 The Stag – Sydney, Australia w/ The Amenta
11/30/2013 Sonic Forge Festival – Melbourne, Australia

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

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The official 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 (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY, CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL). 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”

The title track of “The Dream Calls For Blood” is available for streaming atDeathAngel.us.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/death-angel-official-the-dream-calls-for-blood-trailer/#lMq3p2eZTivJ0Jw2.99

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KATAKLYSM: ‘Waiting For The End To Come’ Track Listing Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Waiting For The End To Come”, the new album from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM, will be released on October 29 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of the effort. The cover by Peter Sallai (SABATON) will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

“This other version of the new art made by Eliran Kantor represents a more iconic and epic approach,” commented Iacono. “A man representing all of humanity, shaking the foundation of existence and ultimately beginning the process of destruction. The main foundation is depicted here as the famous KATAKLYSM ‘tribal sun’ logo. It does not represent the end of KATAKLYSM by any means; more the beginning of a new era after the end of a certain existence.”

The follow-up to 2010’s “Heaven’s Venom”, “Waiting For The End To Come” was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX and DESPISED ICON, among others, and mixed by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS).

“Waiting For The End To Come” jewel case and limited cassette track listing:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God – I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood – Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate

“Waiting For The End To Come” digipak and LP track listing:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God – I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood – Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (SACRED REICH cover; digipak bonus track)

The song “Kill The Elite” can be streamed in the YouTube clip at this location.

As previously reported, KATAKLYSM has recruited ex-NEURAXIS drummer Oli Beaudoin to sit behind the kit during the recording sessions for “Waiting For The End To Come”. Beaudoin is also playing all of KATAKLYSM’s currenty announced shows.

Drummer Max Duhamel announced on April 8 that he was taking a break from KATAKLYSM to deal with issues related to alcohol abuse.

KATAKLYSM will embark on a European headlining tour in January 2014. Support on the trek will come from KRISIUN and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kataklysm-waiting-for-the-end-to-come-track-listing-revealed/#ZVGPqfjkFfchSdAe.99

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HAIL OF BULLETS: New Song Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

HAIL OF BULLETS, the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, vocalist Martin Van Drunen (HAIL OF BULLETS, PESTILENCE, ASPHYX) and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, will release its third album, “III: The Rommel Chronicles”, on October 29 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. A new track, ‘Pour le Merite’ can be streamed at this location.

“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-new-song-available-for-streaming-2/#kA2ggrqjiDqDKY1u.99

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SATYRICON: ‘Phoenix’ Lyric Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The official lyric video for the song “Phoenix” from Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON can be seen at this location. The track comes off the band’s new, self-titled studio album, which will be released on September 9 in Norway via Indie Recordings, and in the rest of Europe through Roadrunner Records, and on September 17 in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by frontman Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven and was recorded in Norway, and mixed by Adam Kasper. The effort features a guest appearance by Sivert Høyem, the Norwegian singer best known as the vocalist of the rock band MADRUGADA.

“Satyricon” track listing:

01. Voice Of Shadows
02. Tro Og Kraft
03. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight
04. Nocturnal Flare
05. Phoenix
06. Walker Upon The Wind
07. Nekrohaven
08. Ageless Northern Spirit
09. The Infinity Of Time And Space
10. Natt

Limited-edition CD digipack bonus tracks:

11. Phoenix (Recording Session Mix)
12. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (Deeper Low Mix)
13. Natt (Wet Mix)

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/satyricon-phoenix-lyric-video-released/#QILx4P1LmAgrFeaw.99

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DREAM THEATER: New Song ‘Along For The Ride’ Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Along For The Ride”, a brand new song from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, can be streamed using the SoundCloud at this location(courtesy of Grammy.com). The track comes off the band’s 12th, self-titled studio album, which will be released can on September 24 via Roadrunner Records.

Speaking to Ultimate-Guitar.com, guitarist John Petrucci stated about “Dream Theater”: “I think it’s building on [what we did on the “A Dramatic Turn of Events” album], but taking it to the next level. One of the things I really wanted to do on ‘A Dramatic Turn of Events’ was to create something that was sonically very rich and high-def and powerful and I think we accomplished that. But on this album, I wanted to take that even further…. [I wanted to] get more cinematic with it and more earthy and aggressive and bigger. I wanted a bigger, more forward in-your-face kind of sound. I think that kind of dictated the sounds we went for while we were writing and recording and then ultimately how it was mixed. So yeah, it was kind of building on that, but taking it to the next level. You always need to progress and to try and do something different and kind of have a little bit different take on it and a different perspective. But hopefully make it better as you go.”

The nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It’s the band’s second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.

In January, Petrucci said of Mangini’s work: “When people hear the drumming on this album, they’re gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn’t there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he’s just Mike Mangini unleashed. It’s all him. It’s all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy’s an animal.”

“Dream Theater” track listing:

01. False Awakening Suite
I. Sleep Paralysis
II. Night Terrors
III. Lucid Dream
02. The Enemy Inside
03. The Looking Glass
04. Enigma Machine
05. The Bigger Picture
06. Behind The Veil
07. Surrender To Reason
08. Along For The Ride
09. Illumination Theory
I. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
II. Live, Die, Kill
III. The Embracing Circle
IV. The Pursuit of Truth
V. Surrender, Trust & Passion

“Dream Theater” will be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180-gram double LP, and a limited-edition boxed set. Pre-orders are scheduled to launch in July at the Roadrunner Records webstore.

DREAM THEATER will be on tour in Europe in January and February 2014, and in North America in March 2014.

“Live At Luna Park”, DREAM THEATER’s live concert, which was previously scheduled for release in May via Eagle Rock Entertainment, will now drop in North America on November 5 as a Blu-ray, 2DVD, 2DVD + 3CD, Blu-ray + 3CD, deluxe edition with 40-page book, Blu-ray + 2DVD + 3CD, and digital video via iTunes.

“Live At Luna Park” was filmed over two nights in South America — home to one of DREAM THEATER’s most ardent fanbases. The DVD was filmed August 19 and August 20, 2012 at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina after a 15-month world tour, hitting 35 countries.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dream-theater-new-song-along-for-the-ride-available-for-streaming/#vtbfAMPh7rSPVOGW.99

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