By GMA's Bangladesh correspondent Nabil Abaddon
Enmachined, a bone-crushing old school Thrash Metal band ascending from the depths of Dhaka, Bangladesh have just signed with Salute Records. A demo album entitled "Thrash Assault" is on the way to being unleashed from their arsenal on the 24th August and will comprise of 3 demo tracks completed by the band.
Enmachined is one of the protagonist bands in the Thrash Metal resurgence movement in Bangladesh and conceives the raw spirit of Thrash Metal in their hearts. They have performed in innumerable shows all around the capital city Dhaka and in metal fests like Metal Morgue and Death Skull Ritual. The band is all set for their international debut gig in Kolkata, India in September 2013 and will be accompanied by their countrymen Nafarmaan, a Black / Death metal band in the show Ritual Ascension Fest II (Kolkata), organized by Putrid Ascendency. The band has also reported that they have firm plans on hitting the studio for their full length album right after the Kolkata tour.
You can read an interview that was done with Nafarmaan as part of the Ritual Ascension Fest II here.
Also read up on the festival and our media collaboration with them here.
Enmachined line up:
Abir - Vocals
Anil - Guitars
Noor - Guitars
Nasa - Bass
Sabbir - Drums
By GMA's Gibraltar correspondent Nathan Colombo
The new Days Of Our Lives single ' And For A Moment The World Just Stopped' can be now downloaded for £1.50 or you can buy a hard copy for £3.
Support Gibraltar's metal scene.
Signed to Earache Records, American electronic metal armada The Browning are pleased to announce the dates for their European headlining tour in direct support of their upcoming new album "Hypernova".
The "Across the Nations" tour kicks off on November 22nd in Chemnitz, Germany, and also includes shows in Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Hungary. Supporting The Browning will be (click for their Facebook):
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The Browning frontman Jonny McBee admits that "The Browning feels at home in Europe and we can't wait to go back for our headliner! We always have really crazy shows there and this time won't be any different! Everyone pick up our new album "Hypernova" so you can learn it before we come!"
See The Browning on tour in Europe at the following shows:
Nov. 22 - Chemnitz, Germany - Talschock
Nov. 23 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Stadtmitte
Nov. 24 - Edegem, Belgium - JH Nootuitgang
Nov. 25 - London, UK - Borderline
Nov. 26 - Leeds, UK - Cockpit
Nov. 27 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront Studio
Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grind
Nov. 29 - Bournemouth, UK - The Anvil
Nov. 30 - Bridgend, UK - Hobos
Dec. 02 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
Dec. 03 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Dec. 04 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
Dec. 05 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
Dec. 06 - Calenzano, Italy - Cycle Club
Dec. 07 - Egna / Neumarkt, Italy - Point
Dec. 08 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Dec. 09 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Dec. 10 - Budapest, Hungary - Dürer Kert
Dec. 11 - Schweinfurt, Germany - Stattbahnhof
The band's new album is due to be released on October 7th in Europe via Earache Records, and on October 1st in the USA via Century Media / Earache Records.
Gibraltar's one-man DSBM project Days Of Our Lives is pleased to announce the release of their latest single.
Sole musician and GMA's Gibraltar correspondent comments:
"The single is entitled "And For A Moment The World Just Stopped" and is the first single to be release for the upcoming Days of Our Lives album. Over the years the band has explored and expanding in different ways and this album I am hoping will showcase all that has happened. The single itself features no metal tracks but rather a classical piano piece and a bonus track which hopefully will set the mood for the album. It will be released on Monday the 19th of August on my own label No Remorse Records (Gibraltar) and will be limited to 100 copies only. This will also be the last release that Days of Our Lives will be solely myself in the recordings as the album features a singer to handle some parts, but all music, lyrics and most of the main vocal duties are still going to be handled by me".
By GMA's India correspondent Farzand Bawa
There was a time, not too long ago though, when Kolkata did not have a single Metal band to offer, Hybrid Metal infused genres that used to be taken as Metal and the scene was predominant with people and bands with at least ideas on how Metal should be done and with the lack of listening disorder, especially to the basic Heavy, Thrash or Old School Black and Death Metal, people had simply no idea or interest to the foundation and building pillars of this genres.
It was shameful how you could get hold of so called Metal fans or band members and ask them basic questions on metal and you could get a strange face as if you asked them about String Theory. Totally parasitic and atrociously weak, the scene slowly gained a name, sarcastically, Corekata, from metalheads outside the city. The scene never could attain anything nationally, nor internationally. The decay and stagnation slowly crept in and that was the time the very first strike of Metal and hope was manifested as Putried Ascendancy emerged.
Originally just featuring a Facebook page and a couple of old online compilations, Putrid Ascendancy slowly sowed the seeds of awakening and self realization among city metalheads together, illuminating everything that is metal and criticized everything that is not. The work of Putrid Ascendancy turned easier with the sudden up-rise of notable and skilled metal bands that mushroomed out of nowhere, among these bands were: Purgation, Necrodeity, Armament, Mortar, Strangulate and Dead Veneration. These bands are to be noted for their strong music in Death, Thrash and Grind metal.
The first ever Ritual Ascendancy Fest was held in Kolkata with these bands on 4th August and immediately was applauded for such underground charm and brilliant sets by each bands. Eyes were opened, minds were f**ked, Determinations grew stronger and Metal got louder.
The second version of Ritual Ascension Fest named WAR.CULT.SUPREMACY is set to protest Bongo-Bhonga or rather conceptualized as the unification of both the Bengal terrain as ONE. War.Cult.Supremacy stands as Militant Metal War against remaining parasitic metal trends and posers and this time East Bengal shall unleash its wrath in two gigantic proportions. Black / Death Bestail Regiment Nafarmaan (Formed by Canadian Black Metal band Weapon's Ex Drummer - Nohttzver) and bone crushing Thrash Militia Enmachined shall bring caustic torment to all posers,
They shall be supported by West Bengal's Terror Adversarialists Necrodeity, Brutal Holocausters Purgation, Thrashing Warfare Specialists Armament and black witching blood shedders Kapalin. Be there this September to witness the destruction!
Global Metal Apocalypse is proud to announce the collaboration with our brothers aforementioned. More updates and special features coming soon!! Watch this space!! Hail the infernal underground!!
Take a glimpse of what awaits Kolkata :-
Meet the guys at this occult event:-
The concert artwork was designed by Sid Artworks:-
If you enjoyed your live dosage of Lamb of God at the recently finished Bloodstock 2013, prepare yourself to unleash more energy as Virginia's metal sons Lamb of God are pleased to reveal that they are priming themselves for a return to the UK in January 2014!
The Groove Metal maestros are set to embark on a nine-date headlining tour and coincidently will be recorded as their longest visit to the UK since the well-received release of 'Resolution'; 2 years ago as of next January.
Special guests TBA
See Lamb of God on these dates:
Sat 12th Jan - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Sun 13th Jan - LEEDS O2 Academy
Mon 14th Jan - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 16th Jan - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 17th Jan - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th Jan - LONDON Brixton O2 Academy
Sat 19th Jan - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 20th Jan - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Mon 21st Jan - NORWICH UEA (University of East Anglia)
Pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday, 15th August. General sale commences on Friday 16th August. Tickets are priced £19.50 plus booking fees (£20.50 London) and can be snapped up from all good box offices and online at www.livenation.co.uk, www.gigsinscotland.com, and
Green Army, a Thrash / Death / Depressive Extreme Metal band ascending from Bangladesh unleashes their EP ‘Reborn of The Blackened”via Tridroid Records on 25th June, 2013. The EP has been released in cassette format and consists of 5 tracks. It was recorded and produced by Mr. Ayon at Studio 100 Miles. Green Army will also release their EP in compact disk format via Nihil Interit Records.
The band also plans on going to make a split tape release with an Egyptian band and come up with their full length album by 2014.
Band line up:
The Warmachine of the Insane Pit, The Glow Sting : MelekTawûsê
The Brutal Scream-machine : Malach HaMavet
Six Stings Shredder Note Per Note: Loukas Notaras
The Southern Synthetic Beat-Machine : Mr.GaDrEEL
Grindcore legends Napalm Death continue to promote their critically acclaimed latest, 14th studio album release, 'Utalitarian'. Next to ongoing festival activities, the British masters of noise have now confirmed to be teaming up with Children Of Bodom on a string of large dates in the UK and Ireland. Here is an exact list of dates, which also feature label mates Insomnium as well as Medeia in the support slots:
Children Of Bodom, Napalm Death, Insomnium & Medeia:
Monday, 7 October 2013 Bournemouth - O2 Academy
Tuesday, 8 October 2013 Bristol (UK) - O2 Academy
Wednesday, 9 October 2013 Dublin (Ireland) - Vicar Street
Thursday, 10 October 2013 Sheffield (UK ) - O2 Academy
Friday, 11 October 2013 Newcastle (UK) - O2 Academy
Saturday, 12 October 2013 Manchester (UK) - Academy
Sunday, 13 October 2013 London (UK) - O2 Sheperds Bush Empire
Napalm Death frontman Mark 'Barney' Greenway checked in with the following comment:
"We realise that there will be a fair percentage of people at these shows who have never heard of Napalm Death - let alone would go to see the band - and so the task for us is to do our utmost to give people a truly extreme experience sonically and of course offer some ethos. There will be noise in the purest sense of the word and we appreciate being asked to do our bit."
Children Of Bodom added the following: "Touring the UK & IRE with Napalm Death feels great! We are honoured to have these pioneers with us and looking forward to seeing them live every night!"
And here is a list of further festival dates and touring runs, including a massive tour of Russia and Eastern Europe for Napalm Death in 2013:
Napalm Death’s latest album, 'Utalitarian', has recently (on July 15th) been re-issued by Century Media Records on LP due to the continuous demand. Check in with CM Distro for all available physical formats of the current release and previous albums.
Here are links to the 3 video clips launched in promotion of the “Utalitarian” album:
'Analysis Paralysis' (Official video): http://youtu.be/YWTz7730D7Y
'The Wolf I Feed' (Official video): http://youtu.be/el5ewJxBASo
'Everyday Pox' (Tour video): http://youtu.be/ZiNe6qDFZ4o
Read on for a few outstanding review quotes for this latest Napalm Death masterpiece:
"Not only a band that has a lot of things to say...a band that still has a lot of things to play! Their best output in years." - ROCK HARD MAGAZINE (FRANCE)
"... it is the diversity that keeps NAPALM DEATH after 30 years still on the top position of extreme metal!" - METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE (GERMANY)
"Four decades of machine-gunning sacred cows and hypocrites; NAPALM remain on target."
DECIBEL MAGAZINE (USA)
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