METAL BLADE NEWS 07/02/11 - HEAVY SOUND SYSTEM

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14.02.11 DARKEST ERA - 'The Last Caress Of Light' (CD)
14.02.11 PRIMORDIAL - 'Storm Before Calm' (2-disc Digi reissue)
28.02.11 AMON AMARTH - 'The Re-Issues (Ltd. ed. Boxset including 4 double-digipaks of first 4 albums)
14.03.11 ACROSS THE SUN - 'Before The Night Takes Us' (CD)
14.03.11 ASSAULTER - 'Boundless' (Digi CD)
28.03.11 AMON AMARTH - 'Surtur Rising' (ltd. CD/DVD Digibook; CD/DVD Digibook w/action figure; jewelcase CD, 2-Gatefold-LP)



 



ANTERIOR post studio diary from album recordings!
ANTERIOR have begun recording the follow up to 2007's This Age Of Silence at Grindstone Studios with Scott Atkins (Stampin' Ground, Sylosis, Gamma Bomb, Man Must Die).

James Britton provides an update into the current world of ANTERIOR in the latest part of their studio diary.

"Hey guys n dolls, thought I would entice your cream buds with a studio update!

I have recently finished tracking the bass to the new AnterioR record and now with the completion of drums, 4000 rhythm guitars, bass and some lead lines it sounds more pleasing than Brazilian fart porn! Not to much to say about the bass really, only that with the help of Scott Atkins at the helm we got a sound so heavy and nasty that it would actually make Satan weep! Scott has been a great help with this new album and has really brought out the best in us and in the new songs.

From my personal view I would say the songs on the new record are definitely more driven and more aggressive but with bigger melodies than found on "This age of silence". It is a natural progression from our first album and has some different edges that we felt needed exploring to keep things fresh. This has also been influenced by the gap between the albums and how our music taste has matured and varied during this time. Leon and Nixon are currently putting all of the lead work on the album as we speak and it sounds more epic than a weed cloud full of free Johnnie Walker and hookers! The main thing is that we are all extremely happy with the way things are sounding and literally cannot wait to unleash this beast on the planet.

We will be playing mostly new songs on our upcoming Metal Hammer Razor Tour in February so make sure to get to a show and provide yourself with an eargasm! In a recent review, someone actually said ‘Has the interest died down too much over the past few years, or can Anterior reignite a withering flame? I can openly say that, it has been a few years and line up changes but, with the power and aggression of these new songs, the line up we have now, and the new found drive, fuck the withering flame, we will be setting fire to everything in sight! Love, sex wee and some cliche metal saying."

ANTERIOR will perform on the Metal Hammer Razor Tour alongside Sylosis and Bleed From Within on the following dates:

METAL HAMMER RAZOR TOUR 2011
Sylosis + Bleed From Within + ANTERIOR + While She Sleeps
15/02/11 – UK – Southampton – Joiners
16/02/11 – UK – Bristol – Thekla
17/02/11 – UK – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
18/02/11 – UK – Exeter – Cavern Club
19/02/11 – UK – Birmingham – HMV Institute
21/02/11 – UK – Manchester – Academy 3
22/02/11 – UK – York – The Duchess
23/02/11 – UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
24/02/11 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
25/02/11 – UK – London - Underworld

The new, and yet untitled new album will be released by Metal Blade in spring of 2011.

www.myspace.com/anterior



AS I LAY DYING Behind the Scenes video from 'Anodyne Sea' video shoot exclusively on Noisecreep!
BTS video gives fans a look at the new technology used to film Anodyne Sea!

On December 17, 2010, Grammy®-nominated metal group AS I LAY DYING shot a new music video for the track Anodyne Sea off the band’s latest album The Powerless Rise. Directed by McFarland and Pecci of Killswitch Productions and shot in the band’s hometown of San Diego, California, Anodyne Sea was shot from the POV perspective of drummer Jordan Mancino. The video tackles the issue of free speech and the worst case scenario of what could happen when you stand up for what you believe in regardless of the consequences.

Technology played a crucial role in McFarland & Pecci achieving their vision. The video is shot using a custom designed helmet-cam rig with a Nikon D7000 HD-SLR camera and Teradek Cube for wireless video monitoring, both being cutting-edge video products. Fans now have a chance to see how this new technology was used during the video shoot for Anodyne Sea in this "Behind the Scenes" video edited by Chris O'Coin and shot by Rod Clark. Check it out exclusively on Noisecreep.com HERE!

http://www.asilaydying.com
http://www.thepowerlessrise.com
http://www.myspace.com/asilaydying
http://www.facebook.com/asilaydying
http://www.youtube.com/asilaydying
http://www.twitter.com/asilaydyingband



Metal Blade Records launch landing page for ASSAULTER! New song and pre-order live!
ASSAULTER are a METAL band from New South Wales, Australia.

With the guard of S. Berserker on vocals and guitars, T. Hellfinder armed with the ripping of strings on lead guitar and the out-and-out power and precision of P. Hunt (Razor of Occam) on the battering of the skins - ASSAULTER have just completed their devastating sophomore LP Boundless. Following up from 2008’s 'Salvation Like Destruction', ASSAULTER have honed in their sound and style to deliver 8 cuts of ripping METAL ode to power, propaganda and proselytism.

Track listing 'Boundless':
1. Entrance
2. Outshine
3. Into Submission
4. Slave to King
5. The Perpetual War
6. Exalt the Master
7. Dying Day
8. The Great Subterfuge

Surf over to the landing page by clicking HERE where you can listen to the song Dying Day and check out the pre-order options!

Boundless will be released as a digipak CD by Alan Nemtheanga's 'Poison Tongue Records' through Metal Blade Records on March, 11/14 in Europe!

You have been warned.

http://www.reverbnation.com/assaulter
http://www.myspace.com/burningfront
http://www.metalblade.com/assaulter/



CANNIBAL CORPSE 'Global Evisceration' DVD preorders and video sneak peak now live!
Florida's kings of death metal, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are set to release the group's 4th DVD titled Global Evisceration on March 11/14 via Metal Blade Records in Europe!

Global Evisceration was shot and edited by director Denise Korycki (Wild Wind Productions) who also shot and directed Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years (entered the Billboard Music Video Charts at #8 in its 1st week of release!) in addition to DVD's for bands like As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and Superjoint Ritual.

Global Evisceration contains one disc and is approximately 3 hours long with artwork by the infamous Vince Locke. The main program includes full live-song performances from two live shows: the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO shot on 5/3/10 and Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM shot on 5/8/10. Global Evisceration also includes bonus performances and extra segments including behind the scenes footage covering Evisceration Plague era tours.

Head over to the CANNIBAL CORPSE landing page HERE for the first sneak peek at Global Evisceration and to check out preorder options.

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.myspace.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.cannibalcorpse.net



FALCONER finish recordings on new album 'Armod'!
Swedish Folk Heavy Metallers FALCONER have finished recordings for their long anticipated seventh studio album!

11 tracks in Swedish of which four will also be included as English versions for the limited 1st edition have been nailed down and once again the creation was done at King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden during December and January. The recording and mixing process went smoother than ever before says the band, after finishing their new album.

Comments FALCONER guitarist Stefan Weinerhall: "The album is embracing the Swedish folk music to a greater extent than before making it sound slightly more down to earth. The music spans from acoustic songs with cello, flute and fiddle to songs with blastbeats and really heavy riffing. As said before this is a "one time only" album and does not define the future sound of Falconer, but it was about time to pay full notice to the influence that has always made us different. Now we have that out of our system!"

Some song titles include O, tysta ensamhet, Svarta änkan, Dimmornas drottning, Herr Peder och hans syster.

FALCONER is:
Mathias Bladh - vocals
Stefan Weinerhall - guitars
Jimmy Hedlund - guitars
Magnus Linhardt - bass
Karsten Larsson - drums

Armod will be released early June of 2011 via Metal Blade Records in Europe!

http://www.falconermusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/falconermusic



PRIMORDIAL to release 'Storm Before Calm' reissue in February as Digipak with bonus-dvd!
Landing page with liveclip from bonus-dvd online!

Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL will reissue their classic 'Storm Before Calm' album on February 11/14 in Europe. The original album will be released as a remastered version in a double digipak with new artwork. The package will also contain the bonus-dvd 'Live at Summer Breeze 2004'!

Comments PRIMORDIAL singer A.A. Nemtheanga: "Storm before calm is the album in many respects the album that got away. The label at the time was shipping water and about to go under and despite the positive press the impact made was far less than previous album "Spirit the earth aflame". Everything somehow seemed like an afterthought, the artwork was not what we had in mind and something we always regretted. Halfway through the recording the plug was almost pulled by the studio, no money had come through to pay the deposit. It was only for the understanding of engineer Mags and the owners that we were allowed to continue and "Storm" even existed at all.

One thing looking back that doesn't seem like such an afterthought to me is the songs. We may have been grappling with Pro Tools, what was a new concept and technology for us that perhaps took some of the rich edge of the music but they still sound strong. Opener "Heretics Age" hit harder than anything we had done before to the W.B Yeats poem "Hosting of the Sidhe" which did the great mans words justice "Storm" is a strong album that perhaps never quite got the respect nor attention it deserved from either the press or fans. However it's with great pleasure we can re-release the album with proper and revised artwork, give the music a small but faithful re-master and as a bonus disc our performance at Summer Breeze in 2004. It's obvious we had yet to learn our trade playing on big stages but it's an interesting snapshot of the band from the "Storm" period. Enjoy!"

Tracklisting 'Storm Before Calm':
1. The Heretic Age
2. Fallen To Ruin
3. Cast To The Pyre
4. Suns First Rays
5. What Sleeps Within
6. Hosting Of The Sidhe
7. Sons Of The Morrigan

Tracklisting bonus-dvd 'Live at Summer Breeze 2004':
1. Gods to the Godless
2. A Journey's End
3. The Heretic's Age
4. The Soul Must Sleep
5. Sons of the Morrigan
6. To Enter Pagan

Surf over to the landing page and check the pre-order options and also the live video of the album track Sons Of The Morrigan taken off the Summer Breeze 2004 show by clicking HERE!

Meanwhile PRIMORDIAL have finished the recordings on their seventh studio album, "Redemption At The Puritan's Hand", with producer Chris Fielding (NAPALM DEATH, ELECTRIC WIZARD) for a tentative April release via Metal Blade Records.

"Chris Fielding is awesome, as usual," PRIMORDIAL vocalist Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill told Decibel magazine. "He's learned a few more tricks since we were last there, so it's working out well. The album itself sounds vital and full of energy," he continued, "and has some very bleak and morose moments, but also some of the more metal elements we had moved into with 'The Nameless Dead' It's definitely PRIMORDIAL and won't disappoint people."

http://www.primordialweb.com
http://www.myspace.com/primordialofficial
http://www.metalblade.com/primordial/



SIX FEET UNDER offer statement regarding recent lineup change – tap Kevin Talley as new drummer! New album in the works!
The king of Death Metal, Chris Barnes, has just released the following statement to SIX FEET UNDER fans in regard to the recent line-up changes in the band:

"To the loyal fans of Six Feet Under -

Our long time friends and band mates, Terry Butler (bass) and Greg Gall (drums), have decided to move on and depart from SFU. Steve Swanson (guitar) and I are grateful for all the fun times we've shared together through the years, and wish them the best of luck in their musical endeavours.

Just to fill you all in, Steve and I are very excited about the future of the SFU. I have been working hard on writing the new SFU material for the past 4 months with a new writing partner. More updates on that later.

I will make this guarantee and promise to all the fans of Six Feet Under; the new lineup will be a DEATH METAL force to be dealt with, with the long awaited addition of a brutal as fuck drummer and riffs that will rip your face off, vocals ala 1993-1995.

Thank you all for your continued support and devotion, see you soon!

-Barnes"


Meanwhile it has become official that Kevin Talley (Daath, Misery Index, Chimaira) has been added as the new drummer to the group's ranks!

Comments Chris Barnes: "I am 110 percent stoked to have Kevin join SIX FEET UNDER. He is undeniably one of the best, if not THE best drummer in death metal, and I'm proud to have him along for the ride!"

SIX FEET UNDER just released their new DVD Wake The Night! Live in Germany. The DVD is out on mid-price and the limited first edition includes last years SFU album Graveyard Classics III for free! Check out Victim Of The Paranoid from the DVD by clicking HERE!

http://www.sfu420.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder
http://www.myspace.com/sixfeetunder



THE OCEAN to join Earthtone9 on Friction tour through UK!
THE OCEAN have been announced as special guests on the 'Scuzz Presents; FRICTION TOUR' with Earthtone9, Maybeshewill and Humanfly.

THE OCEAN were last seen in the UK with The Dillinger Escape Plan and are promoting their two album releases from last year Anthropocentric and Heliocentric.

NMC Live in association with Kilimanjaro, Mean Fiddler, DHP, Damnation and Insangel brings you.
SCUZZ presents: FRICTION TOUR

EARTHTONE9
+ THE OCEAN
+ MAYBESHEWILL
+ HUMANFLY
17/05/11 – UK – Birmingham - Academy 2
18/05/11 – UK – Durham - Live Lounge
19/05/11 – UK – Glasgow - Stereo
20/05/11 – UK – Manchester - Club Academy
21/05/11 – UK – Bristol - Thekla
22/05/11 – UK – London - Relentless Garage

http://www.theoceancollective.com/heliocentric
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean/
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.myspace.com/theoceancollective
http://twitter.com/OceanCollective
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective



WHITECHAPEL premier new music video for "Breeding Violence" on Blank TV!
Knoxville, TN's WHITECHAPEL have given Blank TV the exclusive premier of their new live music video Breeding Violence, which was shot in Nashville, TN on January 8th with director Scott Hansen (Ill Nino, Willie Nelson, A Day to Remember, DWP, Bless the Fall, We Came As Romans). Fans can watch the new video HERE. A New Era of Corruption marks the band's 3rd full-length album and 2nd for Metal Blade Records. A New Era of Corruption was co-produced by the band with infamous metal producer Jason Suecof at Jason's Orlando, FL based Audiohammer Studios.

WHITECHAPEL is:
Phil Bozeman - Vocals
Ben Savage - Guitar/Leads
Alex Wade - Guitar
Zach Householder - Guitar
Gabe Crisp – Bass
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Ben Harclerode (formerly of Knights of the Abyss) filling in on drums

WHITECHAPEL will return to European stages in April of this year!

WHITECHAPEL
+ The Acacia Strain
+ Impending Doom
08/04/11 – UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
09/04/11 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
10/04/11 – UK – Manchester – Academy 3
11/04/11 – UK – Birmingham – Academy 3
12/04/11 – UK – London – Islington Academy
13/04/11 – UK – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
14/04/11 – FR – Paris – Boule Noire
15/04/11 – DE – Köln – Underground
17/04/11 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
18/04/11 – DE – München – Backstage
19/04/11 – DE – Berlin – C-Club
20/04/11 – DE – Hamburg – Logo
21/04/11 – NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
22/04/11 – BE – Meerhout – Groezrock Festival

http://whitechapelband.com
http://www.thediseased.com/
http://aneweraofcorruption.com
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
http://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/user/WhitechapelTV
http://www.myspace.com/whitechapel



MB LIVE UPDATE:
These are just UPDATES! For full listing of our artists European tourdates please click HERE!

AEON
29-30/04/11 – NL – Tilburg – Neurotic Deathfest

CATARACT
16/04/11 – BE – Mons – Monster Metal Fest
30/04/11 – CH – Wil – Dance Of Days

HAIL OF BULLETS
17-19/06/11 – FR – Clisson – Hellfest

PRIMORDIAL
10-12/06/11 – DE – Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival

METAL HAMMER RAZOR TOUR 2011
Sylosis + Bleed From Within + ANTERIOR + While She Sleeps
15/02/11 – UK – Southampton – Joiners
16/02/11 – UK – Bristol – Thekla
17/02/11 – UK – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
18/02/11 – UK – Exeter – Cavern Club
19/02/11 – UK – Birmingham – HMV Institute
21/02/11 – UK – Manchester – Academy 3
22/02/11 – UK – York – The Duchess
23/02/11 – UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
24/02/11 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
25/02/11 – UK – London - Underworld

EARTHTONE9
+ THE OCEAN
+ MAYBESHEWILL
+ HUMANFLY
17/05/11 – UK – Birmingham - Academy 2
18/05/11 – UK – Durham - Live Lounge
19/05/11 – UK – Glasgow - Stereo
20/05/11 – UK – Manchester - Club Academy
21/05/11 – UK – Bristol - Thekla
22/05/11 – UK – London - Relentless Garage




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