Candlelight Records has confirmed October 9th as the North American release date for Daylight Dies’ new album, A Frail Becoming, four years after the release of Lost To The Living. Mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend), the album features photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring and packaging design by Agni Kaster. The cover artwork and final tracklist and can be found below.
A Frail Becoming tracklist: 01. Infidel 02. The Pale Approach 03. Sunset 04. Dreaming Of Breathing 05. A Final Vestige 06. Ghosting 07. Hold On To Nothing 08. Water’s Edge 09. An Heir To Emptiness
Daylight Dies is currently working on a video for the song “Dreaming Of Breathing.” The clip is being filmed by Ramon Boutviseth, who also directed “Lies That Bind,” a video filmed shortly after the release of 2006′s Dismantling Devotion.
(via Metal Storm)
British heavy metal legends SAXON are hard at work on their next album for a tentative February 2013 release. The follow-up to 2011′s “Call To Arms” will be mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, NEVERMORE, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY).
A new video clip from the studio can be seen above.
Commented singer Biff Byford: “[This video] just goes to show how great [SAXON guitarists] Doug [Scarratt] and Paul [Quinn] are and totally underrated in my opinion. No Pro Tools, drop-ins or tricks — just raw passion and inspiration!”
HEAVENWOOD guitarist Bruno Silva‘s 213 Studios in Oporto, Portugal has suffered a tragic fire.
Guitarist Ricardo Dias updates: “Last Thursday was a tragic night for Bruno Silva (as his) studio (was) consumed totally by the fire. Bruno went to the hospital regarding minor skin burns but everything is fine with him for the moment, although he´s still affected psychologically due to this tremendous tragedy!
It´s real sad news but the most important of all at the end is Bruno’s life as he was on the studio when the fire started. All the studio equipment was destroyed by the fire including Heavenwood equipment.
Heavenwood will stop the pre-production and composition sessions of the fifth album for a period of time, but the band intend to play live and support Bruno Silva to conceive and develop his Studio back from the beginning! We count with you too!”
Guitarist Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) is featured in a new audio interview with Jorge Fretes at Spain’s GoetiaMetal.com Check it out above.
Produced by Gus G., Few Against Many, was recorded with long time band mates vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, Bob Katsionis (keyboards/guitar) and bassist Petros Christo at Valve Studio in Greece as well as The Sweetspot Studios in Sweden and sees the band expand on their signature melodic sound with some of their most aggressive songs to date.
Mixed by Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, DEATH ANGEL) in Orlando, Florida. Few Against Many also marks the recording debut of new Firewind drummer Johan Nunez (NIGHTRAGE).
“You’re Cut Off“, the new animated video from the Virginia crossover thrash metal band MUNICIPAL WASTE, can be seen above. The clip was created by Pierre Mousquet and Jerume Cauwe of IMOV Studios.
Commented MUNICIPAL WASTE frontman Tony Foresta: “We’ve always wanted to see an animated WASTE video and this blew away our expectations. I’m stoked that the Wizard came out of his brief retirement to make an appearance as well. I’ve watched this thing over 40 times and I still keep finding hidden gems. If you hated our band before, you arereally going to hate us after you witness this beautiful piece of work.”
Barbara Caserta of Italian web radio Linearock.it recently conducted an interview with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro at Radio Lombardia / Linearock Studios in Milan. You can now watch the chat above.
Kiko’s new solo album, “Sounds Of Innocence“, will be released in Japan at the end of June and in the rest of the world in July. The CD features guest appearances by Virgil Donati (PLANET X, STEVE VAI, SOUL SIRKUS) on drums and Felipe Andreoli (ANGRA, ALMAH) on bass. One track will also feature LIVING COLOUR bassist Doug Wimbish.
Kiko’s third solo album, “Fullblast“, came out in 2009.
Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters, ARSIS, started tracking drums for their fifth full-length release on June 7th with new drummer/longtime session member, Shawn Priest. The album is being tracked at Audiohammer Studios in FL with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). The follow up to their 2010 release Starve For The Devil is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2012 release via Nuclear Blast.
(via The gauntlet)
Indiana progressive metallers THE CONTORTIONIST will release their new album, “Intrinsic“, on July 17 via eOne/Good Fight Music. The CD was produced and recorded by Eyal Levi (DAATH, JOB FOR A COWBOY) and Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.
Commented THE CONTORTIONIST vocalist/keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter: “On ‘Intrinsic‘, we’ve found ourselves focusing on the songwriting as well as the new textures and melody we’re striving for. Each song has its own identity and flow, but the album is fun to listen through in order cause of the conceptual ties.”
“Intrinsic” track listing:
02. Feedback Loop
04. Sequential Vision
05. Geocentric Confusion
06. Dreaming Schematics
07. Anatomy Anomalies
10. Parallel Trance
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