Heavy Metal News – September 11, 2012

CRADLE OF FILTH: More ‘The Manticore And Other Horrors’ Details Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will release their tenth studio album, “The Manticore And Other Horrors”, in North America on October 30 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. The Unveiling Of O
02. The Abhorrent
03. For Your Vulgar Delectation
04. Illicitus
05. Manticore
06. Frost On Her Pillow
07. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
08. Pallid Reflection
09. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker
12. Death, The Great Adventure (deluxe edition digipak)
13. Sinfonia (deluxe edition digipak)

Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, “The Manticore And Other Horrors” is a testament to the longevity of the ‘FILTH, as not only does it reek of CRADLE’s (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.

“The Manticore And Other Horrors” itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM punk vibe that is both current and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of 2000’s “Midian” opus.

The album’s title can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on monsters – personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few. “Manticore”, the ravening title track, is a song about a beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of foreign occupation in the Indian provinces.

The songs “Illicitus” and “Pallid Reflection” bear the sweet ingredients of vampirism and lycanthropy; the wicked “For Your Vulgar Delectation” and “Frost On Her Pillow” are woven perversely into grim fairy tales, whilst classic, monumental tracks like “The Abhorrent And Siding With The Titans” both extol tentacular Lovecraftian values.

DETHKLOK: ‘I Ejaculate Fire’ Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

DETHKLOK returns this fall with “Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III”, the highly anticipated album that fans of the animated band have been begging for. The stars of the Adult Swim series “Metalocalypse” will unleash 12 brand new tracks, set to hit stores throughout North America on October 16 from Williams Street Records.

“Dethalbum III” was once again co-produced by “Metalocalypse” co-creator Brendon Small and DETHKLOK producer Ulrich Wild (“Dethalbum” and “Dethalbum II”). The cover art was also illustrated by “Dethalbum” and “Dethalbum II” cover artist Antonio Canobbio.

“Dethalbum III” will not only be released in its original CD and digital format, but also as a deluxe-edition CD/DVD and a clean version of the CD. The deluxe-edition CD/DVD will include a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of “Dethalbum III”, as well as music videos and much more. A vinyl edition of the album with special etching will be released on November 6.

“Dethalbum III” track listing:

01. I Ejaculate Fire
02. Crush the Industry
03. Andromeda
04. The Galaxy
05. Starved
06. Killstardo Abominate
07. Ghostqueen
08. Impeach God
09. Biological Warfare
10. Skyhunter
11. The Hammer
12. Rejoin

The official video for the song “I Ejaculate Fire” can be seen at this location.

MEGADETH’s ‘Countdown To Extinction’ Album Remastered And Expanded For 20th-Anniversary Edition

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MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine has personally overseen a new 20th-anniversary edition of the band’s most popular album, 1992’s double platinum-certified “Countdown To Extinction”, to be released November 6 by Capitol/EMI.

After wrapping up their “TH1RT3EN World Tour” this fall, MEGADETH will perform the acclaimed album in its entirety on their “Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour” this November and December.

Presented in a 2CD lift-top box and digitally, “Countdown To Extinction“‘s new commemorative edition pairs the remastered original album with a 1992 concert, recorded live at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, which has never before been released in its entirety. The concert audio has been newly remixed for this release. The physical and digital versions both include a booklet with a new liner notes essay by music journalist Kory Grow, and the 2CD box also contains a 24” x 36” poster and four collectible postcards.

“Megadeth: Countdown To Extinction (20th Anniversary Edition)” track listing:

CD 1

01. Skin O’ My Teeth
02. Symphony Of Destruction
03. Architecture Of Aggression
04. Foreclosure Of A Dream
05. Sweating Bullets
06. This Was My Life
07. Countdown To Extinction
08. High Speed Dirt
09. Psychotron
10. Captive Honour
11. Ashes In Your Mouth

CD 2 – Live At Cow Palace, 1992

01. Intro
02. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due
03. Skin O’ My Teeth
04. Wake Up Dead
05. Hangar 18
06. Countdown To Extinction
07. Foreclosure Of A Dream
08. This Was My Life
09. Lucretia
10. Sweating Bullets
11. In My Darkest Hour
12. The Conjuring
13. Tornado
14. Ashes In Your Mouth
15. Symphony Of Destruction
16. Peace Sells
17. Anarchy In the UK

THE SWORD: ‘Apocryphon’ Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Reposted from Blabbermouth.netAustin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD will release their fourth album, “Apocryphon”, on October 22 via their new label partners Razor & Tie. The CD was produced and engineered by J. Robbins (CLUTCH, JAWBOX) at Magpie Cage Studios and will feature cover art by famed comic book artist J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea).

“Apocryphon” track listing:

01. The Veil Of Isis
02. Cloak Of Feathers
03. Arcane Montane
04. The Hidden Masters
05. Dying Earth
06. Execrator
07. Seven Sisters
08. Hawks And Serpents
09. Eyes Of The Stormwitch
10. Apocryphon

Bonus tracks:

01. Arrows In The Dark (live at Emo’s)
02. Barael’s Blade (live at Emo’s)
03. Chronomancer II: Nemesis (live at Stubb’s)
04. Ebethron (live at Stubb’s)
05. Cheap Sunglasses

THE SWORD is now offering a limited-time-offer bundle including:

* Autographed limited-edition glow-in-the-dark 12-inch vinyl
* “Apocryphon” deluxe version digipak CD
* Three hand-numbered triptych 11 x 17 lithograph black light reactive posters
* Exclusive limited-offer “Apocryphon” T-shirt
* “Apocryphon” slipmat
* Includes digital download code

TIAMAT: ‘The Scarred People’ Cover Artwork Revealed

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Sweden’s TIAMAT will release its tenth studio album, “The Scarred People”, on November 2 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm.

“The Scarred People” cover artwork, which was created by TIAMAT mainman Johan Edlund, can be seen below. Also available is video footage of Edlund working on the design.

“The Scarred People” track listing:

01. The Scarred People
02. Winter Dawn
03. 384 – Kteis
04. Radiant Star
05. The Sun Also Rises
06. Before Another Wilbury Dies
07. Love Terrorists
08. Messinian Letter
09. Thunder & Lightning
10. Tiznit
11. Born To Die (bonus Track)
12. The Red Of The Morning Sun
13. Paradise (bonus track)
14. Divided (live) (bonus track)
15. Cain (live) (bonus track)

CEREMONIAL OATH Catalog To Be Reissued

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

CEREMONIAL OATH, the late ’80s/early ’90s Swedish extreme metal band whose members went on to create or join such acclaimed acts as IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL and TIAMAT, has inked a deal with Century Media Records for the re-release of the majority of its catalog, up to and including the 1993 CD “The Book Of Truth”. A tentative late December release date is expected.

As previously reported, CEREMONIAL OATH will reunite for an appearance at the inaugural edition of The Gothenburg Sound festival, set to take place January 5-6, 2013 at Trädgår’n in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Formed in 1988 under the name DESECRATOR, CEREMONIAL OATH released three demos, one EP and two full-length albums before calling it quits in 1995. The band’s former members include such internationally recognized names as Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES), Oscar Dronjak (HAMMERFALL), Jesper Strömblad (IN FLAMES) and Anders Iwers (TIAMAT).

CEREMONIAL OATH is:

Oscar Dronjak (HAMMERFALL): Guitar, vocals
Anders Iwers (TIAMAT): Guitar
Jesper Strömblad (IN FLAMES): Bass
Markus Nordberg: Drums

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