Now that the metal world has calmed down a bit following Angela Gossow’s departure from Arch Enemy, we can take the time to settle in with new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. When the band premiered its first song/video with White-Gluz, Gossow’s departure was still very recent news. But its been over a month now, so we can listen to the band’s newest track from War Eternal knowing that White-Gluz has got this. Capital Chaos TV has premiered “As The Pages Burn” and it’s another solid track from upcoming album, due out June 10 on Century Media.
Organizer of the Denver Black Sky have announced the second installation of the festival, appropriately dubbed Denver Black Sky II. This year’s event will take place August 2nd and 3rd at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ and feature the following lineup
Day 1 – August 2nd, 2014
In The Company Of Serpents
Vale of Pnath
Ghosts of Glaciers
The Xiphoid Process
Day 2 – August 3rd, 2014
Zombie Hate Brigade
Admission is $50 for two-day passes. More information can be found here.
MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, THE FACELESS, THY ART IS MURDER, GOATWHORE, ORIGIN, DECREPIT BIRTH, WITHIN THE RUINS and FALLUJAH have been confirmed for the eighth annual Summer Slaughter Tour, set to take place from July 17 through August 10. The trek will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19 and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8, with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
David Vincent (vocals, bass) of MORBID ANGEL states: “Summer Slaughter will be the ultimate, extreme music festival this year and we look forward to headlining this special touring event. It will be great to see our long-time fans and also to expose a new generation to MORBID ANGEL.”
Ash Avildsen, founder of the Summer Slaughter Tour, adds: “Eight years strong. Extreme metal lives! Thank you for keeping the tour alive. See you this summer.
3 camera edit of Krisiun perform “Ominous” 04/01/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California also on the bill were Exmortus, Destruction & Hemotoxin.
Two titans of symphonic death metal will join forces this summer for the most momentous event of the season: the Conquerors of the World festival tour! Co-headliners SEPTICFLESH (Greece) and Fleshgod Apocalypse (Italy) will join brutal death metallers Hour of Penance (Italy) and Canadian occultists Necronomicon for an international-flavored bill of musical extremism.
“We are thrilled to announce that we will be returning to North America with our blood brothers in Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance and Necronomicon,” comments SEPTICFLESH. “This promises to be a night in darkness to be remembered as we prepare to unleash our colossal new album ‘Titan.'”
“We are proud to announce that this summer, we’ll be your guests for the Conquerors of the World North American tour,” adds Fleshgod Apocalypse. “Once again, we’ll be joining forces with Greek symphonic metal legends SEPTICFLESH. This will be a year after the outstanding experience that brought us across Europe in 2013 together, and will be just after our Australian run with them in May. As co-headliners, we will present a huge one-hour set list — the longest one we’ve ever played in your countries! We’ll be sharing the stage with our Italian brothers Hour of Penance and Necronomicon as well. The apocalypse is set for the end of June, so don’t miss it!”
Tour dates will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!
Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album “The Great Mass,” Hellenic metallers SEPTICFLESH will release their new full-length album, “Titan,” on June 24 via Prosthetic Records in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and in the Czech Republic with the collaboration of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir. From there, the album was mixed and mastered in Los Angeles by acclaimed producer Logan Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy). Fans can pre-order the album here.
Fleshgod Apocalypse released their latest record, Labyrinth, this past August via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band’s unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more. Colin Marks (Origin, Kataklysm) created the cover artwork, as well as several pieces for a massive inlay. “The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it,” stated vocalist/guitarist Tommaso Riccardi recently. “We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through manic and meticulous research, managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are.”