A hell of a lot of new releases to tell you about today as we continue to play post-Wildfire catch-up!
Loud & Proud Records will release Red White & Blue (Live), a recently unearthed live Van Zant show recorded on January 28, 2006 at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia and is the only concert recording in existence from the only tour by brothers Johnny (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Donnie (38 Special).
The album is due for release on July 29th and the tracklist is as follows:
1. Takin’ Up Space
2. Ain’t Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do
3. Sweet Mama
4. Wild Eyed Southern Boys (originally performed by 38 Special)
5. Things I Miss The Most
6. I Know My History
7. Help Somebody
8. Plain Jane
9. I Can’t Help Myself
10. I’m Doin’ Alright
11. Red White & Blue
12. My Kind Of Country
13. Call Me The Breeze (originally performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd)
14. Sweet Home Alabama (originally performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd)
We like to cover all points on the rock spectrum here at Moshville Times and to that end we had to let you know about the new EP from acoustic folk rock singer Mackin Carroll. Damascus is out already and you can stream it on soundcloud and bandcamp.
When talking about the writing and recording process for Damascus Carroll has this to say:
Writing these songs was more challenging than other stuff I’ve done. The songs are personal in a way I hadn’t really explored yet. I didn’t plan on sharing them at first. I thought they were too specific to my experience or too revealing or strange. But after playing them for friends and eventually at shows, people seemed to respond in a way they hadn’t before. So these songs are for better or for worse who I am. I intentionally tried to include more sides of my humanity than just the obvious ones. And that lead to writing these songs about death, anxiety, parenting, self-worth, etc.
From one end of that spectrum to the other with Norwegian black metal act Ancient announcing the release of Back to the Land of the Dead. Twelve years since their last release (2004’s Night Visit), the band plan to drop this new album on September 16th through Davis Ellefson’s EMP Underground label.
You can check out the first track, “Land of the Dead” on bandcamp.
Mist of Misery
Formed in 2010, Mist of Misery are about to add to their catalogue of two EPs and one album with another LP. Absence is billed as “a huge step forward in terms of production, song writing, lyrical depth and overall atmosphere.”
Due for release on August 1st, you can check out the title track here.
Out today and a free download via their bandcamp page, The Distance That Made Us Cold is the latest release from Portuguese melodic death metal group Karnak Seti.
The follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed “In Harmonic Entropy” was recorded at Ultrasound Studios Moita by Hugo Andrade and Nuno Pardal and mixed by André Tavares, and features Xinês formerly of Switchtense on drums.
VI, Temple of Baal, The Order of Apollyon
French black/death metal band’s VI, Temple of Baal, The Order of Apollyon are currently at BST Studio recording material for their future split, which will be released on Agonia Records in late 2016.
BST (Aosoth, ex-Aborted, The Order Of Apollyon and VI) can be thought as a link between all three band’s. Apart from being an active musician, he serves as the producer of the upcoming split, which is being recorded, mixed and mastered at his own BST Studio (except for drums which have already been recorded at Hybreed Studios). The split will see all of the the involved acts explore their creative potential as each of them will be contributing with a brand new track.
With the albums huge orchestral movements, crushing guitar riffs and guttural vocals, Stormtide’s debut Wrath of an Empire succeeds where many have failed in joining epic metal with epic story.
Taking influence from European and Asian styles of music Stormtide has expertly crafted an album that appeals to traditionalists and fans of modern metal genres alike. Effortlessly transitioning between blast beat to soul wrenching quiet passages. This is an album without filler songs, without cliches and without mercy!
Expect to see it on August 1st courtesy of Metal Hell Records and you can pre-order it via their website.
Meshiaak is a supergroup featuring Jon Dette (Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Iced Earth), Dean Wells (Teramaze) & Danny Camilleri (4ARM). Their debut album, Alliance of Thieves, has been slated for a 19th August release date.
In a thrash world gone metalcore, blackened or conversely, NWOBHM-scrappy, it’s hard justice indeed that a band of brothers has come together to champion songwriting, performance, production, arrangement and even sequencing this forthrightly,Meshiaak bestowing on the scene an egregiously confident and “old soul” record that evokes the magic of Ride the Lightning, Rust in Peace, South of Heaven and Burn My Eyes.
You can check out the video for “Drowning, Fading Falling”below.