Heavy Metal News – May 15, 2013

WATAIN To Release ‘All That May Bleed’ Single

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“All That May Bleed”, the new single from Swedish black metallersWATAIN, will be released at the end of June. The song comes off the band’s new album, “The Wild Hunt”, which is due on August 19 in Europe and August 20 in USA via Century Media Records. The CD was once again mixed at the Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden by Tore Stjerna.

Comments WATAIN: “‘All That May Bleed’ shows but one facet of a quite diverse album, but we chose this song as a first glimpse into ‘The Wild Hunt’ because of its bombastic lunacy and white-eyed malevolence which could be said to constitute a main foundation for the album. The lyric is an invitation to sacrificial blood letting, ecstatic zealotry and human sacrifice. The salt of Satan in the wounds of Christ!”

Side B will be a track called “Play With The Devil”, originally recorded by the black/heavy metal band TAIWAZ in 1988 in WATAIN’s hometown, Uppsala (Gottfrid Åhman from IN SOLITUDE participates on solo guitar on WATAIN’s version).

The single will be released in the following formats:

* Black seven-inch vinyl (limited to 2,000 copies worldwide)
* Red seven-inch vinyl with sticker (only available from Wolfwear.net; limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* Seven-inch picture disc (available from CMdistro.com andWolfwear.net; limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* Digital download

“All That May Bleed” physical release dates:

* Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway and worldwide throughCMdistro.com and Wolfwear.net: Friday, June 21
* UK, Benelux, France, Poland: Monday, June 24
* USA, Spain: Tuesday, June 25
* Sweden: Wednesday, June 26

“All That May Bleed” digital release dates:

* Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Italy, Australia, New Zealand: Friday, June 21
* UK: Sunday, June 23
* USA, Spain: Tuesday, June 25
* Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, June 26
* Rest Of Europe: Monday, June 24

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ANVIL New Song Premiere: ‘Eat Your Words’ Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Eat Your Words”, a brand new song from Canadian metal legendsANVIL, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget at this location. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Hope In Hell”, which is scheduled for release on May 27 in Europe and May 24 in Germany onSPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2011’s “Juggernaut Of Justice”will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP and as a digital download. These are the first cuts featuringANVIL’s new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band a year ago.

“We’re really happy with Sal. His style is powerful and amazingly imaginative,” says ANVIL guitarist/vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow, who composed the entire album along with drummer Robb Reiner. “It’s a little as if we’d enlisted Steve Harris.”

“Hope In Hell” was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took ANVIL around the globe. “We hadn’t expected this kind of extensive tour when we brought out ‘Juggernaut Of Justice’,” Kudlowconfesses. “Time just flew by. I could hardly believe it when I found myself in the studio again after the tour, ready to work on the next album. The reactions to ‘Juggernaut Of Justice’ and the shows had been so positive that we had plenty of ideas and inspiration for new material.”

Kudlow is referring to typical ANVIL tracks such as “Hope In Hell”, which the ANVIL guitarist considers a logical continuation of legendary numbers like “Forged In Fire”“Metal On Metal” and “Plenty Of Power”. He also mentions “Eat Your Words”, according to Kudlow a “hybrid between ‘Jackhammer’ and ‘666’, in other words pure ANVIL, like in our early days.” Pretty much the same applies to haunting new tracks like “The Fight Is Never Won” and “Call Of Duty”, which presentANVIL true to form. But there are also a number of real surprises on“Hope In Hell”: “A song like ‘Badass Rock’n’Roll’ with its rock’n’roll groove surprised even me,” Kudlow admits. “It shows our great respect for bands like AC/DC and MOTÖRHEAD. I’m sure that all ANVIL fans will love this song because it’s the best we’ve done in this direction.”“Mankind Machine” sees Kudlow & Co. break new ground: never before has this band sounded so mechanical (like the title suggests). And never before has it sounded as oriented to the classic rock feel of the seventies as in “Time Shows No Mercy”.

So ANVIL are proud to present the kind of album that ANVIL fans will love: no concessions to short-lived trends, no modern frills but traditional metal with lots of classic rock music elements.

“What we do is totally timeless,” says ANVIL’s frontman. “We’ve never tried to change our sound or experiment with trends and fashions. We live in our own world and have maintained our individuality and own identity.”

Like “Juggernaut Of Justice”“Hope In Hell” was produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATHAIRBOURNEALICE COOPER) at the NRG Recording studios in North Hollywood, California and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (YNGWIE MALMSTEENSEPULTURA).

“The album’s flair reminds me of the beginnings of classic heavy metal in the most positive sense of the term,” says Kudlow. “I grew up in the Seventies, and I still like what I listened to back then.

“You can always rely on ANVIL. We don’t write our music for the radio and we don’t want to break any records. Some media criticize our uncompromising attitude, but we’re proud of never having betrayed our ideals and having remained faithful to our roots.

“We’re really proud and already love the new album just as much as our early releases from the beginning of the Eighties, because ‘Hope In Hell’sounds like ANVIL live on stage: natural, honest, unvarnished, never over-produced and straight from the heart.”

“Hope In Hell” track listing:

01. Hope In Hell
02. Eat Your Words
03. Through With You
04. The Fight Is Never Won
05. Pay The Toll
06. Flying
07. Call Of Duty
08. Badass Rock N Roll
09. Time Shows No Mercy
10. Mankind Machine
11. Shut The Fuck Up
12. Hard Wired (bonus track)
13. Fire At Will (bonus track)

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BLOOD RED THRONE: ‘Primitive Killing Machine’ Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Norwegian death metallers BLOOD RED THRONE will release their new, self-titled album on May 21 via Sevared Records. The CD was recorded by Audun Grønnestad at Mayhem Music Studios and was mixed and mastered by Martin Berger Enerstvedt at Skar Productions. The cover art was created by Rafael Tavares and can be seen below.

“Blood Red Throne” track listing:

01. Soulseller
02. In Hell I Roam
03. Hymn Of The Asylum
04. Primitive Killing Machine
05. Deatholation
06. Torturewhore
07. Exoneration Manifesto
08. Dødens Makt
09. March Of The Undying

The official video for the song “Primitive Killing Machine” can be seen at this location.

BLOOD RED THRONE in December 2011 parted ways with vocalistOsvald “Vald” Egeland and bassist Erlend Caspersen and replaced them with Yngve “Bolt” Christiansen (GODDAMN) and Ole “Bent” Madsen (HORIZON ABLAZE), respectively.

BLOOD RED THRONE’s sixth album, “Brutalitarian Regime”, was released in August 2011 via Sevared Records.

BLOOD RED THRONE is:

Daniel “Død” Olaisen – Guitar
Yngve “Bolt” Christiansen – Vocals
Ole “Bent” Madsen – Bass
Ivan “Meathook” Gujic – Guitar
Emil Wiksten – Drums

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