"A show with Suicidal Tendencies? Yes please! Really looking forward to this one. We have played a couple of festivals with ST, and watched on as they tear stages apart. Such a great, influential and groundbreaking band. We jumped at the chance to play with them at this only UK show." - Joel Graham (Evile Bassist)
Evile will be supporting Suicidal Tendencies at the Camden Electric Ballroom in London on Sunday, 7th July. Evile's new album, "Skull", is due to be released on Monday 27th May in Europe via Earache Records, and on June 11th in the USA via Century Media / Earache Records.
Tickets for the show are available now from Alt Tickets here
Evile's new album, "Skull", was recorded with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Hatebreed).
"Skull" is available to pre-order now in a huge selection of formats and bundles from the Earache Webstore in Europe here and in North America here.
"Skull" is also available on iTunes, including an instant track which you receive as soon as you pre-order the album. Pre-order "Skull" now on iTunes here.
Jun. 14 - Wervik, Belgium - SkullFest
Jun. 28 - Lesmahagow, UK - Les Fest
Jul. 07 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom (w/ SUICIDAL TENDENCIES)
Aug. 24 - Werrington, UK - Scar Fest
Sep. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University
Sep. 27 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
Sep. 28 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Sep. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Audio
Ed: Could Malefice be referring to 'V For Vendetta'?
Reading Metal buccaneers Malefice have unveiled a brand spanking new video for the track “V”, which is taken from the upcoming album also titled "V". Directed by Robin Fuller (The Defiled, Feed The Rhino, Hawk Eyes), it shows the fearsome quintt doing what they do best – laying waste to an excited crowd while putting on an energetic performance.
Ben Symons said that "We wanted to do our own take on a traditional style of performance based video essentially to re-introduce Malefice as it is now!” and that also “A lot has changed in the last few years and this video represents where we are as a band now!'
Check out the video below:
Malefice are also gearing up to head out for a few dates with Londoners The Defiled and Gibraltarians Breed 77. Catch them at the following shows:
Thu 09 May 13 MARGATE West Coast Bar
Fri 10 May 13 BRIGHTON Haunt
Sat 11 May 13 SOUTHAMPTON Takedown @ Southampton Uni (w/The Blackout, While She Sleeps, Don Broco and many more)
Sun 12 May 13 EXETER Cavern
Mon 13 May 13 BRISTOL Fleece
Malefice’s brand new studio album “V” is released on April 29th via Transcend Music.
Doom Metal legends Cathedral are going out with a bang as they announce the release of their new music video for their song 'Tower Of Silence'. - The video can be seen above.
Inspired by classic cult British Film Institutions such as Amicus and Hammer House of Horror, 'Tower of Silence' was shot on location during the British Winter of 2012 at Gunnersbury Park Tower, London. It features a guest appearance from Purson's Rosalie Cunningham, who places a symbolic black orchid on the tombstone of each member in the clips closing scenes.
Directed by UK based Paraffin City Productions, Tower of Silence will be the last full production promo video ever made by this British Doom Metal institution and is taken from their final album, "The Last Spire", out 29th April on Rise Above Records.
Kylesa premiere “Quicksand,” a new song from their forthcoming album "Ultraviolet", (due to be released 28th May via Season of Mist), via Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/kylesa-quicksand-ultraviolet-stream).
"'Quicksand' is a quick 2:35 of ghostly dreamdoom that joins the melodies of '90s shoegaze with the churn of modern sludge and a riff straight from the Billy Corgan playbook,” says Spin in a brief write-up accompanying the song stream, adding that the song is “a muscular swirl that should please anyone who thought m b v didn't have enough shouting.”
The band has also unveiled the cover art for "Ultraviolet", which was done by Sean Beaudry. Beaudry, a fellow Savannah resident, did the artwork for the band’s "Time Will Fuse Its Worth" reissue.
Pre-order bundles for the new album are available now via (http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/en/predefined-search/37879).
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing
Kylesa will play a free, all ages show in their hometown of Savannah at The Dollhouse on 19th April as a way to thank fans for their ongoing support. Pitchfork, in the band’s first interview regarding "Ultraviolet" (http://pitchfork.com/features/show-no-mercy/9084-kylesa/), said of the album: “It’s the… heavy rock band’s darkest, most atmospheric record to date. The collection, which features an array of subtle electronic elements, makes for an expressive, immersive listen that will likely find the double-drumming quintet a larger audience.”
“Unspoken,” also from "Ultraviolet", was released online in late February, leading Stereogum to say “… if the album’s first single is any indication, they’ve continued moving away from their peers as well as their own past, conquering new territory,” adding “it’s a total triumph.” The song can be streamed here: https://soundcloud.com/season-of-mist/kylesa-unspoken.
British thrashers Evile have announced that the official title of their upcoming new album is going to be "Skull", this will be the band's fourth full length release and was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Hatebreed).
Evile drummer Ben Carter confirms that:
"Evile are proud as hell to reveal the title and artwork for our fourth studio album on Earache Records, which is to be entitled 'Skull'. We'd like to extend our thanks to Eliran Kantor for his amazing artistic representation of our original concept, which we'll reveal further details of in the coming weeks. Our fans can expect this album to be a return to our thrashier roots, as well as exploring new ground in typical Evile form. We've always said we want to progress and move forward in everything we do, and this album is no exception. We're so amazed with everything Russ Russell and ourselves have produced, and can't wait for it to be released upon the masses! Watch this space for more updates and album details. "Skull" is coming... SKULL AWAITS YOUR SOUL!!!"
Whilst Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake acknowledges that:
"'Skull' is not what you think. 'Skull' is not where you think. 'Skull' is a mythical void in the deep fathoms of space."
"Skull" will be available in a variety of formats on 27th May. The album will be released in Europe on Earache Records and in North America via Century Media / Earache Records.
In other news
Evile are celebrating this year's Record Store Day with the release of a limited edition 7" picture disc split with Swedish death metal legends Entombed. The release will feature Entombed's classic 1990 track, "Drowned", along with Evile's 2012 cover version. The 7" will be available in independent record stores on Saturday, April 20th in limited quantities.
Evile will also be performing a special show for fans at Crash Records in Leeds, UK on 20th April at 4pm. Fans who buy the 7" vinyl from Crash Records on the day will get free entry to the show (space permitting).
Apr. 20 - Leeds, UK - Crash Records (Record Store Day UK show)
Apr. 26 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy *
Apr. 27 - Manchester, UK - HMV Ritz *
Apr. 28 - London, UK - HMV Forum *
Jun. 14 - Wervik, Belgium - SkullFest
Jun. 28 - Lesmahagow, UK - Les Fest
Aug. 24 - Werrington, UK - Scar Fest
* with KREATOR
They've done it again, Dartford's very own Trance Metal ensemble Silent Descent have released their third music video to date, their first ever music video was 'Duplicity' which was taken from the album of the same name, this was predominantly featuring the old line-up, as musicians come and gone it was prime time for the Kent mob to deliver another album, it was in the majestic form of 'Mind Games' that cemented the band as one of the most exciting modern metal bands to explode nationwide, released through the now defunct Rising Records, 'Mind Games' was to become a popular release in the metal community, one that landed them playing alongside Japanese cyber metal sensations Blood Stained Child and evidently the return to Download Festival. As the band's second music video coalesced into becoming 'Psychotic Euphoric' it was clear that they meant business, the sound had matured and the saddening departure of Kipster, the bands DJ and hard trance powerhouse, so what a fitting way to show that Silent Descent are expanding and clearly are 'Breaking The Space'
Ed: Looks like BDSM made an impact in the metal music world
It is with heavy hearts that we have learnt news that the beloved Kipster has chose to depart Silent Descent after four years active duties playing DJ/Samples in the band who hail from Dartford, Kent and play an eclectic mix of European style Melodic Death Metal with upbeat trance music.
According to Silent Descent:
"The Kip man will still be writing with us on the next album and we may even see him performing at the odd show, but for now it's goodbye. This Thursday at Leo's Red Lion will be Chippies last show, so please make the effort and come give him an awesome send off!"
"We're not actively looking to replace Kips, but if you think you've what it takes as a trance, dubstep, synth heavy producer, then please give us a message".
Kipster gave his services on the band's critically-acclaimed debut album 'Duplicity' which earned them rave reviews even from Metal Hammer who lauded them as 'The Trance Metal juggernaut the world has been waiting for'.
He recently recorded on the band's sophomore album 'Mind Games' and this album received good reviews too.
After a string of countless Download Festival appearances and tours / gigs with bands such as Mask Of Virtue, The Dead Lay Waiting, Blood Stain Child and naturally his last ever gig at the Leo's RED Roar in Gravesend, Kent this upcoming Thursday.
All at Global Metal Apocalypse wish him a bright and prosperous future and we will endeavour to keep up with both Silent Descent and Kipster's own project.
English Doom merchants Conan are nearing the July 31st release date for their North American debut, "Monnos" via Gravedancer Records. The monstrous record has already been praised by Pitchfork for finding "the perfect guitar tone" and now the entire new album is available for streaming via AOL Noisecreep here.
Conan are currently plotting their first strike on North American soil and are planning to venture across the pond later this year. For now, fans can sink their teeth into 'Monnos' in a variety of formats. The CD and digital versions of the album will be available on July 31st, while a beautiful imported gatefold vinyl is available for pre-order at the Gravedancer Records webstore.
Stay tuned for more news on Conan and check out the full new album now!
As previously announced EMI Label Services will release ‘A Light Shines’, Sacred Mother Tongue’s brand new EP on September 3rd.
This is their debut release on EMI Label Services and precedes their second album, ‘Out Of The Darkness’, which will be released early next year. The EP tracklisting has changed slightly to include another brand new track ‘Bleeding Out’, which will also feature on the album ‘Out Of The Darkness’ when it is unveiled in early 2013.
This sits alongside the lead track ‘Evolve/Become’, whose stunning futuristic video – from which the ‘A Light Shines’ cover art is taken – will be unveiled soon. The two other tracks on the EP are ‘Seven’, (view the lyric video on Sacred Mother Tongue TV) and ‘The City Is Crying’, which was recorded live in China on the band’s recent tour there.
All four tracks are brand new compositions and set the tone for the grand scope and ambition of ‘Out Of The Darkness’. Sacred Mother Tongue unveiled yet another new track from next year’s album at their packed showcase last week at The Intrepid Fox in London’s West End.
Their blistering performance of that track, ‘Demons’, can now be viewed online too by clicking here. Well worth watching, it’s dramatic evidence of Sacred Mother Tongue’s determination to reach the highest echelons of rock and stake their claim on festival stages around the world next year.
The new tracklisting for the EP is as follows:
1. Evolve / Become
2. Bleeding Out
4. The City Is Crying (live from China)
It is released on September 3rd via EMI Label Services.
Huntress are about to set forth and conquer Europe this autumn! The hottest newcomer of 2012 will join English mob Dragonforce on their upcoming live dates hitting Europe's major cities. The warriors revolving around charismatic frontwoman and vocal banshee Jill Janus have tasted blood during their recent live shows and are ready to claim their crown! There is no excuse for missing this fantastic package! Get ready to be enthralled by the haunting mix of heavy guitar riffs and ancient spells woven by masters of their craft! Also joining this fantastic tour are German Sleaze Heavy Rockers Kissin' Dynamite.
"Huntress is honoured to join our friends Dragonforce on tour once again. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to travel through Europe, performing our entire album 'Spell Eater' for those who've had faith in us from the start. Spread it, shred it, behead it!"
09.10.12 NL - Tilburg / 013
10.10.12 BE - Antwerp / Trix Ball
12.10.12 DE - Hannover / Capitol
13.10.12 DE - Cologne / Live Music Hall
14.10.12 DK - Copenhagen / Amanger Bio
15.10.12 NO - Oslo / Rockefeller
16.10.12 SE - Stockholm / Tyrol
18.10.12 FI - Seinajoki / Rymikorjaamo
19.10.12 FI - Helsinki / Nosturi
22.10.12 SE - Gothenburg / Brewhouse
23.10.12 DK - Arhus / Train
24.10.12 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
30.10.12 DE - Munich / Backstage
31.10.12 DE - Berlin / Postbahnhof
01.11.12 DE - Dresden / Reithalle
02.11.12 DE - Erfurt / HsD
03.11.12 DE - Bochum / Zeche
05.11.12 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
06.11.12 AT - Vienna / Szene
07.11.12 CH - Zurich / Komplex
09.11.12 IT - Florence / Viper Theatre
10.11.12 IT - Treviso / New Age Club
11.11.12 IT - Milano / Alcatraz
12.11.12 CH - Solothurn / Kofmehl
15.11.12 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra 1
16.11.12 PT - Lisbon / Cine-Teatro de Corroios
17.11.12 ES - Madrid / Sala Arena
18.11.12 ES - Bilbao / Rock Star Live
21.11.12 FR - Bordeaux / Rock School Barbey
22.11.12 FR - Paris / La Cigale
23.11.12 FR - Strasbourg / La Laiterie
24.11.12 FR - Lille / Le Splendid
26.11.12 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg Max