Archive for August, 2012

DAYLIGHT DIES: Reveal Opening Track From New Album Via Decibel Magazine

The fourth studio full-length from American harbingers of epic doom metal, Daylight Dies, is nearing release this Fall. One of the premiere acts of the genre to hail from the continent, the band have amassed a dedicated following through their live performances and multitude of mini-releases and LPs since their inception in the mid-’90s. With each new chapter displaying a more dynamic and professional display from the outfit, their 2008-released Lost To The Living album took the band’s name to new heights with the band’s fanbase, who have anxiously been awaiting a new album for the past four years.

The wait is now nearly over, and on October 9th, Daylight Dies will release A Frail Becoming onto the North American masses. Yielding nearly fifty minutes of the band’s tumultuous, orchestrated doom metal superiority, as always flooded with as much emotion as aggression, A Frail Becoming is the band’s most accomplished work to date. The album was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend), the packaging bearing photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring in a layout designed by Agni Kaster.

Today Daylight Dies have released the opening track to A Frail Becoming as glimpse into what they’ve constructed with this new opus via longtime supporters of the band, Decibel Magazine. Stream the crushing “Infidel” RIGHT HERE.

The band also completed a video for the song “Dreaming of Breathing,” — directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who also directed “Lies That Bind,” a video for their 2006-released Dismantling Devotion album — which will be made available in the weeks ahead.

Having performed live across North America supporting the likes of Emperor, Moonspell, Katatonia, Candlemass and more in the past, Daylight Dies will head out on tour in support of A Frail Becoming in the months ahead, taking their mammoth songs to the live stage once again in early 2013.


VISION OF DISORDER: Release “Set To Fail” Video Via Metal Injection

Today Vision Of Disorder discloses another new single from their anticipated pending full-length, The Cursed Remain Cursed, in the form of a video for the album’s second track, “Set To Fail.”

Stated guitarist Matt Baumbach: “’Set To Fail’ is a song that was literally finished the day before we went into the studio. [Mike] Kennedy showed up with this insane riff and it all came together very fast. This record is crazy in that some songs took three years and others took three days. It’s by far one of our strongest tracks ever in my opinion and its gonna be insane live.”

Vocalist Tim Williams added: “Set To Fail” was the last song to come together for The Cursed Remain Cursed writing sessions. When the track was played back over the studio speakers it was clear from the first thirty seconds we had a monster on our hands. The track represented everything VOD was, is and will be. All the elements and chaos VOD has to offer is within the track. When our friend Kirk Farrington approached us for a video shoot there was no doubt in our minds that this song would be it. Lyrically, the utmost honest and venomous track on the record, coming from a journey through the several levels of a personal hell so deep, that even the sun could cast no shadows.”

View the “Set To Fail” video posted exclusively at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.

“Loveless,” the lead single and opening track from The Cursed Remain Cursed has already stormed into the Top 20 on CMJ’s Loud Rock Album chart, and is streaming via AT THIS LOCATION.

Set for release September 18th via Candlelight Records, Vision Of Disorder’s The Cursed Remain Cursed is the band’s first album to be released in over a decade. One of the most dynamic and cleverly destructive releases in the band’s twenty year history, the record surges with over forty minutes of brand new material, produced by Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion).

Vision Of Disorder live dates:

  • 9/14/2012 The Underworld – London, UK
  • 9/15/2012 Mojo Live – Manchester, UK
  • 9/29/2012 Club Reverb – Reading, PA @ East Coast Tsunami Fest w/ Biohazard, Cro-Mags, One Life Crew, Madball, D.R.I., Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front
  • 10/19/2012 Club Revolution – Long Island, NY
  • 11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY w/ Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide

WINTERFYLLETH: Track Premiere Brought To You By Stereogum

Today Stereogum hosts the exclusive premiere of “The Swart Raven,” from UK black metal legion Winterfylleth. The track comes off the band’s upcoming new full-length, The Threnody of Triumph, set for release in North America via Candlelight Record on September 25. Stereogum commends the record for its: “sweeping, melodic grandeur and instrumental intricacies, which employ the standard black metal tools of screeched vocals, staccato guitars, and blast beat drums, but combine them with classical English instrumentation, creating something vast, inviting, and beautiful.”

Witness the searing sounds of “The Swart Raven” at THIS LOCATION.

The band’s third full-length was recorded in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard) and delivers ten new conceptual compositions that delve into tales of England’s archaic history, recounting major events and battles. already notes of the record, “The Threnody of Triumph …builds a monument of utter brilliance upon an already superlative foundation. Riffs pummel from all angles. The majestic scale of the thing is so inspiring that a palpable feeling of grandeur becomes the dominant subtext, each section swelling into an impossibly emotive crescendo.” Adds This Is Not A Scene: “Winterfylleth cement their standing as one of England’s most dynamic and interesting black metal acts.” Formed in 2007, Winterfylleth features Naughton with drummer S. Lucas, guitarist M. Wood, and bassist N. Wallwork and combine vicious yet moody, folk-inspired black metal that harkens back to the early days of Enslaved and old-school Ulver.