Heavy Metal News – September 28, 2013

REPTILIAN DEATH’s The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence Available as Digital Download

Mumbai-based death metal outfit REPTILIAN DEATH, who recently signed with Old School Metal Records, has made their newest release, The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence, available as a digital download on iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital retailers. Physical copies of the CD can be pre-ordered for October 10th delivery. A full list of outlets where the album can be purchased has been posted below.

REPTILIAN DEATH released posted studio footage of the guitar recording sessions for The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence, which took place at Demonic Studios. Check out the footage at this location.

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SAXON: ‘Unplugged And Strung Up’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

British heavy metal legends SAXON produce a series of alternative takes on classic favorites to herald a worthy new entry to the Saxonian Institute of Metal.

There is always feral beauty in a raging beast…and with “Unplugged And Strung Up”SAXON‘s selection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw heavy metal thunder, the point is triumphantly underscored.

Due on November 18, “Unplugged And Strung Up” reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic SAXON songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, U.K. earlier this year, “Unplugged And Strung Up” contains re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized versions of “The Eagle Has Landed” and “Crusader” by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. “Frozen Rainbow”, from the band’s 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, while “Red Star Falling” soars and sweeps the emotions with its orchestrally arranged dovetail.

As if this reinvention wasn’t enough, SAXON superfans and collectors can purchase a digipak version of the release which will include 2002’s storming set of full-volume, pedal-to-the-metal re-recorded hits “Heavy Metal Thunder”. Featuring staple SAXON stormers such as “Motorcycle Man”“Strong Arm Of The Law” and “Dallas 1pm”, it is a quintessential part of any collection.

The standard single CD of “Unplugged And Strung Up” will come in a jewel case, and a double-vinyl gatefold sleeve version of the release will also be available. The digipack will be a two-disc version of the release featuring the bonus disc “Heavy Metal Thunder”, and there will be a digital release of the same.

“Unplugged and Strung Up” track listing:

01. Stallions Of The Highway (remix)
02. Crusader (orchestral version)
03. Battle Cry
04. The Eagle Has Landed (orchestral version)
05. Red Star Falling (orchestral version)
06. Broken Heroes (orchestral version)
07. Call To Arms (orchestral version)
08. Militia Guard
09. Forever Free (re-recorded version)
10. Just Let Me Rock (re-recorded version)
11. Frozen Rainbow (acoustic version)
12. Iron Wheels (live acoustic version)
13. Requiem (acoustic version)
14. Coming Home (acoustic version)

“Heavy Metal Thunder” track listing:

01. Heavy Metal Thunder
02. Strong Arm Of The Law
03. Power & The Glory
04. And The Bands Played On
05. Crusader
06. Dallas 1pm
07. Princess Of The Night
08. Wheels Of Steel
09. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
10. Motorcycle Man
11. Never Surrender
12. Denim & Leather
13. Backs To The Wall

Check out the cover artwork below.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/saxon-unplugged-and-strung-up-cover-artwork-unveiled/#FF1jDzRJvJzzIMZc.99

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SOULFLY: Entire ‘Savages’ Album Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

SOULFLY‘s ninth album, “Savages”, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget at this location.

“Savages” is scheduled for release on October 1 via SOULFLY‘s new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such acts as PANTERADEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN, among many others. Guest vocal appearances on “Savages” include SOULFLY bass player Tony CamposCLUTCH‘s Neil FallonNAPALM DEATH‘s Mitch HarrisJamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR and SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera‘s son Igor Cavalera (of LODY KONG).

“Savages” will be released as a limited-edition digpack CD, 2LP vinyl and digital download.

“Savages” track listing:

01. Bloodshed (feat. Igor Cavalera)
02. Cannibal Holocaust
03. Fallen (feat. Jamie Hanks)
04. Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. Master Of Savagery
06. Spiral
07. This Is Violence
08. K.C.S. (feat. Mitch Harris)
09. El Comegente (feat. Tony Campos)
10. Soulfliktion

Limited-edition CD and 2LP vinyl bonus tracks:

11. Fuck Reality
12. Soulfly IX

The cover artwork for “Savages” was created by renowned artist Paul Stottler, who is best known for his work on SACRED REICH‘s legendary “Surf Nicaragua” cover.

Date previously mixed SOULFLY‘s “3” (2002), “Prophecy” (2004) and “Dark Ages” (2005) albums, but had never produced any of the group’s CDs.

The drum tracks on the new SOULFLY CD were laid down by Max‘s 21-year-old son, Zyon Cavalera, who joined the band as its touring drummer for its recent rampage through North America.

Zyon previously played with SOULFLY during the band’s tour of Brazil in February 2012.

It is Zyon‘s unborn heartbeat that can be heard during the intro of SEPULTURA‘s classic song “Refuse/Resist”, which appeared on the band’s RIAA-gold-certified “Chaos A.D.” album, released three years before Max‘s departure from the group.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/soulfly-entire-savages-album-available-for-streaming/#cocDoydDckhYd74x.99

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MEGADETH: ‘Countdown To Extinction’ Performance Clip From New DVD, Blu-Ray

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

In November and December of 2012, MEGADETH blazed hot on the band’s “Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour”, ripping through their entire double platinum 1992 album from start to finish before performing other classics from their recorded catalog. Recorded and filmed at Los Angeles’ Fox Theatre last December, “Countdown to Extinction: Live” is a definitive document of the acclaimed, sold-out tour.

In addition to MEGADETH‘s blistering performance of the entire “Countdown To Extinction” album, including the essential “Symphony Of Destruction”“Foreclosure Of A Dream”“Sweating Bullets” and “Skin O’ My Teeth”“Countdown to Extinction: Live” features all of the other MEGADETH classics the band performed at the epic concert, including “Holy Wars” and “Hangar 18” from 1990’s “Rust In Peace”“Peace Sells” from the band’s influential, platinum-certified 1986 album “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?”, and “Trust” from 1997’s platinum certified “Cryptic Writings”.

On September 24, “Countdown To Extinction: Live” was released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray via Capitol.

“Countdown To Extinction: Live” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Architecture Of Aggression
03. Ashes In Your Mouth
04. Captive Honour
05. Countdown To Extinction
06. Foreclosure Of A Dream
07. Hangar 18
08. High Speed Dirt
09. Holy Wars
10. Peace Sells
11. Psychotron
12. Public Enemy
13. She Wolf
14. Skin O’ My Teeth
15. Sweating Bullets
16. Symphony Of Destruction
17. This Was My Life
18. Trust
19. Outro

A performance clip of the song “Countdown To Extinction” is available at this location.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeth-countdown-to-extinction-performance-clip-from-new-dvd-blu-ray/#VXr5tiVDJQG5Euxh.99

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