On October 14th, SEEKER will release their new album Loss, in conjunction with their upcoming tour starting October 15th. Today, Metal Injection debuts the gritty new video for “Void.”
German musical virtuoso Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Hate Eternal, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) has released a drum play through video for the track “To Sow The Seeds of Earth” from his recently released album The Crypts Of Sleep. The clip is streaming via Sick Drummer Magazine who recently featured Hannes on the cover of their March/April issue
After successfully crowdsourcing the funds to independently release his critically acclaimed debut album The Radial Covenant in 2014, Grossmann decided to follow the same approach for his much anticipated follow-up, The Crypts of Sleep and successfully raised over 12,000 euros to self-release the album.
The new album was entirely written, arranged, self-recorded and self-produced by Grossmann between September 2015 and June 2016 at his own Mordor Sounds studio in Veitsbronn, Germany. Besides drum session work and producing his own music, Grossmann also works at the studio on recordings, mixes and full productions for other artists.
Grossmann plays drums on the entire album and enlisted the the help of numerous all-stars in the extreme music scene including Danny Tunker (Alkaloid, Abhorrent, ex-Aborted) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Alkaloid, Noneuclid) – Bass, Morean (Alkaloid, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) – Vocals, Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) – Lead Guitars, Fountainhead (ex-Obscura, Despotic) – Lead Guitars, Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) – Lead Guitars, and Erik Rutan (ex-Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal) – Lead Guitars.
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY are kicking off their North American headline tour with INCITE today! Tickets are available now at this location.
TENGGER CAVALRY blends the nomadic music tradition of Central Asia with heavy metal music, creating the unique music genre mentioned above, Mongolian folk metal. Nature Ganganbaigal performs multiple Mongolian nomadic instruments including Mongolian horse-head fiddle Morin Khuur, Mongolian flute, Tibetan horn, Mongolian guitar (Tovshuur) and other instruments native to the region. He is also able to sing using the ancient Mongolian singing tradition of Khoomei, also known as throat singing or overtone singing. After the release of four studio albums in Europe and United States, TENGGER CAVALRY has become known as one of the most unique, innovative and exciting metal bands in Asia
Monte had the following to say about joining TKV:
ASPHYX vocalist Martin van Drunen checked in with the following comment about the video: “Forerunners Of The Apocalypse” is the first official video from the “Incoming Death” album. Done on a hot Thursday night at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany, where massive credits go out to the crew there. Lots of sweat, beers, laughter and probably the loudest playback session ever in metal! Filmed and edited by the one and only Maurice Swinkels, who probably went deaf after this. A grand cheerz also goes out to Roberto Toderico for the great Mongol warrior drawings! It was the last track written for the album, about genocidal ruler Genghis Khan. Especially about the sacking of Urgench, where 1.2 million were decapitated without mercy. A fucken stampede of a headbanger, so break your necks on this one!”
Coming up next on the live-front, ASPHYX are doing two special release shows for Incoming Death on October 6th in Essen, Germany and October 7th in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Here is a list of all upcoming shows (Updates marked *):
ASPHYX – Live:
10.06.2016 Essen (Germany) – Turock / Album release show!
10.07.2016 Arnhem (The Netherlands) – Willemeen / Album release show!
11.19.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) – Dolní oblast Vítkovice
01.14.2017 Berlin (Germany) – Slaughterhouse
02.11.2017 Dublin (Ireland) – Voodoo Lounge
03.04.2017 Umea (Sweden) – House Of Metal Festival
04.08.2017 Wien (Austria) – Arena / Vienna Metal Meeting
04.16.2017 München (Germany) – Backstage / Dark Easter Metal Meeting
03.25.2017 London (UK) – The Underworld *
04.25.2017 San Diego (USA) – The Brick
04.26.2017 Los Angeles (USA) – TBA
04.27.2017 Oakland (USA) – Metro Operahouse
04.28.2017 Portland (USA) – The Raven
04.29.2017 Seattle (USA) – Highline
04.30.2017 Vancouver (Canada) – Rickshaw Theatre
07.22.2017 Brescia (Italy – Colony Open Air *
The Dread Crew of Oddwood‘s mighty landlocked Lawful Evil North American tour will see the band keelhauling audiences with this grog-soaked barrage in the flesh for thirty-three days between August 12th and September 30th. The itinerary is mixed with a wide array of standard music venues as well as Renaissance Faires. The four Canadian gigs and two in Florida will also see the outfit joined by Wilderun, and the opening show in Los Angeles on August 12th will include a special one-off West Coast set by fellow seafaring cohorts, Swashbuckle.
Declares the outfit’s Stark Cordwain on the upcoming raid, “We are returning to some of our favorite North American cities, armed to the beards with fresh acoustic antics! Lawful Evil is coming for you, so crack open a fine whiskey, get ready to party, and hold onto your butts!”
Gear Gods offers that Lawful Evil is, “A fully acoustic band playing pirate music that isn’t corny or too ren-fair-y – it’s just badass.” Angry Metal Guy commends the band as, “strong songwriters with a knack for hooks and effective time management.” We Love Metal’s praise-filled review includes, “The heaviness is there song after song, and although I’m not a big fan of comparing bands to one another, when it comes to THE DREAD CREW think of Dropkick Murphy’s drunk; kicking the shit out of Alestorm.” Cryptic Rock proclaimed, “Making the audience feel as if they were in the 1500s at a pub filled with rum-drunk pirates, their music was melodic with pounding drums and catchy choruses.” National Rock Review dubbed the record, “an entertainingly fun hour of some of the best folk metal you would ever hear,” and Toilet Ov Hell commends, “The lack of amps and electric instruments only strengthens the band’s throwback sound, allowing all the instruments time to shine.”
THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Lawful Evil 2016 remaining tour dates..
9/24/2016 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
9/27/2016 Yucca Taproom – Phoenix, AZ
9/30/2016 Merrow – San Diego, CA
10/06/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/07/2016 Dantes – Portland, OR
10/08/2016 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/09/2016 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/10/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/11/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/12/2016 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/13/2016 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/14/2016 Webster Hall/Marlin Room – New York, NY
10/15/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL