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Intronaut Reveal ‘Habitual Levitations’ Album Art + Track Listing

Century Media Los Angeles experimental metal band Intronaut are set to release their fourth full-length album, ‘Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones),’ on March 19, and the band is proving itself as a force to be reckoned with in the metal world. Now, the band has unveiled both the album art and full track listing of ‘Habitual Levitations.’ Intronaut are set to open a monster metal tour with Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders beginning Feb. 11 in Orlando, Fla. The trek will likely offer the world’s first substantial taste of Intronaut’s new material. The band’s most recent release, ‘Valley of Smoke,’ caught the attention of metalheads worldwide, gaining much critical praise in the process. In fact, Justin Chancellor of Tool even performed as a second bassist on the 2010 album’s title track. The incredibly technical, genre-hopping and theory-oriented style of Intronaut will surely prove to be a burly addition to Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders’ 2013 tour, which may prove to be the most scientific metal tour of the year. Check out Intronaut’s ‘Habitual Levitations’ track listing below, along with the video for the song ‘Milk Leg.’ Intronaut, ‘Milk Leg’ Intronaut, ‘Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)’ Track Listing 01. Killing Birds With Stones 02. The Welding 03. Steps 04. Sore Sight For Eyes 05. Milk Leg 06. Harmonomicon 07. Eventual 08. Blood From A Stone 09. The Way Down [button href=”” title=”Check Out the Must-See 2013 Metal Concerts” align=”center”]

Dir En Grey Reveal ‘The Unraveling’ Mini-Album Track Listing + Release Date

Bryan Bedder, Getty Images Japanese hard rock favorites Dir En Grey have been busy of late, completing a new seven-song mini-album called ‘The Unraveling’ that’s due to be released on April 3. According to the band’s website , the disc will be available in three packages. There’s the original CD only version that comes with the songs ‘Unraveling,’ ‘Karma,’ ‘Kasumi,’ ‘Karasu,’ ‘Bottom of the Death Valley,’ ‘Unknown.Despair.Lost’ and ‘The Final.’ There’s also a limited edition two-disc version that features the seven-song CD plus a DVD that includes documentary footage from the recording of ‘The Unraveling’ disc. The final version is a limited order-only deluxe version that comes with a pair of CDs and a DVD. In addition to the original CD and the DVD with the documentary footage, those who purchase this package will also get a three-track disc featuring the non-album song ‘Macabre,’ plus unplugged versions of ‘Unraveling’ and ‘The Final.’ The new mini-album will arrive just four months after their most recent single release. ‘Rinkaku’ was served up just before Christmas for the band’s fans. You can hear the track by clicking the red button below. Dir En Grey’s ‘The Unraveling’ Track Listing: 1. ‘Unraveling’ 2. ‘Karma’ 3. ‘Kasumi’ 4. ‘Karasu’ 5. ‘Bottom of the Death Valley’ 6. ‘Unknown.Despair.Lost’ 7. ‘The Final’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Listen to Dir En Grey’s ‘Rinkaku'” align=”center”]

Lordi Set To Unleash ‘To Beast or Not To Beast’ in March

The End Records The latest album from the Finnish masked maniacs Lordi will be released March 19. ‘To Beast or Not To Beast’ was recorded at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, Tenn. with producer Michael Wagener ( Metallica , Ozzy Osbourne , Megadeth ). It’s the band’s first album since the  death of drummer Tonmi “Otus” Lillman , who passed away earlier this year. “The road to this album has truly been paved by hardships,” says frontman Mr. Lordi. “However, the new line-up of the band has given us new and fresh touch and an energetic edge to the recording process, and to the album itself.” Lordi’s new members are Mana and Hella. Mana is the new drummer, and Hella replaces the band’s long-time keyboardist Awa who left the band last summer. Mr. Lordi explains the album artwork. “The album cover painting is actually a part of a larger picture. The original artwork had this vintage- styled lady holding a horned skull, which, however, was not the main point of the art piece. ?There was something not quite right with the setting, so I made experiments with various versions and framings. Album title was Upgradead at that point in time, and the painting was done with that title in mind.” “But now, with a changed concept of the artwork, the title did not seem to fit anymore,” he continues. “We did not consider it an A-class name either. Our guitarist Amen came up with the final title, which we felt suitable and perfect both for the cover artwork and the album.” Lordi – ‘To Beast or Not To Beast’ Track Listing: ‘We’re Not Bad For The Kids (We’re Worse)’ ‘I Luv Ugly’ ‘The Riff’ ‘Something Wicked This Way Come’ ‘I’m The Best’ ‘Horrifiction’ ‘Happy New Fear’ ‘Schizo Doll’ ‘Candy For The Cannibal’ ‘Sincerely With Love’ ‘SCG6: Otus’ Butcher Clinic’

Mad Season’s ‘Above’ To Be Reissued With New Material in April

Columbia Records The supergroup  Mad Season , which included vocalist Layne Staley ( Alice in Chains ), guitarist Mike McCready ( Pearl Jam ), bassist John Baker Saunders (The Walkabouts) and drummer/percussionist Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), released just one album, 1995′s ‘Above.’ Now, a deluxe edition of that album will be released on April 2. The three-disc set includes the original album along with previously unreleased tracks from Mad Season’s unfinished second album with new lyrics and vocals from Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees). Lanegan had previously provided guest vocals and some lyrics on ‘Above.’ The second CD is audio from the band’s final show. The third disc is a DVD of the ‘Live at the Moore’ show along with another previously unreleased Seattle show and other bonus footage. In addition to the digital and physical releases, an expanded two album vinyl edition will be released on Record Store Day, April 20. After its release in 1995, ‘Above’ went gold (shipping 500,000 copies). Work was started on a follow-up, with McCready, Saunders and Martin recording the basic tracks for 15 new songs. Due to health issues, Staley wasn’t able to make the recording sessions and the album was eventually shelved as band members moved on to other projects. Saunders died in 1999, and Staley passed away in 2002. In 2012, McCready, Martin and ‘Above’s’ original producer Brett Eliason got together and revisited material from the second album’s sessions. Mark Lanegan wrote lyrics and sang three of those songs, including one co-written by Peter Buck (R.E.M.) Mad Season – ‘Above’ Deluxe Edition Track Listing: ‘Wake Up’ ‘X-Ray Mind’ ‘River of Deceit’ ‘I’m Above’ ‘Artificial Red’ ‘Lifeless Dead’ ‘I Don’t Know Anything’ ‘Long Gone Day’ ‘November Hotel’ ‘All Alone’ ‘Interlude’ (previously unreleased) ‘Locomotive’ (lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan) ‘Black Book Of Fear’ (lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan) ‘Slip Away’ (lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan) ‘I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier’ (remix) CD 2 – ‘Live at The Moore’ Previously unreleased full audio set of ‘Live at The Moore’ performance from Seattle, April 29, 1995. DVD – ‘Live at The Moore’ + Bonus Footage [button href=”” title=”Next: More on Lanegan’s Contribution to New Mad Season Material” align=”center”]

Suffocation Unleash Track ‘As Grace Descends’ From 2013 Album ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’

Nuclear Blast Brutal death metal architects Suffocation are set to release their seventh full-length album, ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’ on Feb. 15, but fans won’t have to wait another two months to hear new material from the band. Suffocation have just unleashed the new track ‘As Grace Descends,’ and spoiler alert: It’s very heavy. After the departure of drummer Mike Smith, there were some big shoes to fill behind the kit. Thus, Suffocation made an incredibly wise decision in recruiting Dave Culross of Malevolent Creation. Culross has drummed from Suffocation in the past, blasting away on the band’s masterful 1998 EP, ‘Despise the Sun.’ “You will definitely hear ‘Despise the Sun’ shining through on this record,” Culross told us in our recent interview with the band. Not only because of my playing on it, but the grooves in some of the stuff that we did are very similar to the grooves in ‘Despise the Sun,’ and I think that’s what will people are gonna characterize between the two albums … you’ll hear the accents in the blasts, a lot of fast double bass; definitely reminiscent of ‘Despise the Sun.’” ‘As Grace Descends’ showcases a more crisp and powerful production standards, which offers an interesting dichotomy as Suffocation bring a more raw sense of composition to the track. Vocalist Frank Mullen is also noticeably straight-forward in his performance, as he keeps his gutturals low while focusing on the pronunciation of his lyrics. Introduce yourselves with ‘As Grace Descends’ in the player below, and whatever you do, only perform the classic Frank Mullen hand chop if you’ve warmed up first, as you will likely break your wrist otherwise. Suffocation, ‘As Grace Descends’ Suffocation, ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’ Track Listing: 1. ‘Cycles of Suffering’ 2. ‘Purgatorial Punishment’ 3. ‘Eminent Wrath’ 4. ‘As Grace Descends’ 5. ‘Sullen Days’ 6. ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’ 7. ‘My Demise’ 8. ‘Inversion’ 9. ‘Rapture of Revocation’ 10. ‘Beginning of Sorrow’ [button href=”” title=”Suffocation Talk ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam,’ Future of Frank Mullen + More” align=”center”]

Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer to Release ‘Donkey Punch the Night’ EP in Early 2013

Puscifer Entertainment Rock and metal music’s greatest workaholic, Maynard James Keenan , has announced the upcoming release of new Puscifer material. Keenan is famous for his work with Tool and A Perfect Circle , but Puscifer is another beast entirely, mixing electronic elements with bizarre imagery and gorgeous songwriting. Puscifer’s next release, ‘Donkey Punch the Night,’ is set to drop on Feb. 19 and will consist of eight tracks. The EP will showcase the talents of Keenan, singer-songwriter Carina Round , Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis and A Perfect Circle musicians Matt McJunkins and drummer Jeff Friedl; the same solid lineup featured throughout the band’s 2011 album, ‘Conditions of My Parole.’ Out of the eight tracks featured on the record, there will be two original songs: ‘Breathe’ and ‘Dear Brother.’ ‘Donkey Punch the Night will also house various remixes, along with covers of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Accept’s ‘Balls to the Wall.’ Keenan spoke about the inclusion of the two covers on the band’s forthcoming EP. “While continuing our tradition of releasing a few new songs at a time,” explained Keenan. “I also had an itch that needed scratching, and that itch was ‘Balls to the Wall.’ Which was followed by an even harder to reach itch known as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’  And scratch them we did.” Check out the full track listing for Puscifer’s ‘Doney Punch the Night’ EP below. Puscifer, ‘Donkey Punch the Night’ Track Listing: 1.  ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – “O.G. Mix” 2.  ‘Breathe’ 3.  ‘Dear Brother’ 4.  ‘Balls To The Wall’ – “PIllow Fight Mix” 5.  ‘Breathe’ – “Drumcell rework” 6.  ‘Dear Brother’ – “Denton rework” (Big Black Delta) 7.  ‘Balls To The Wall’ – “Silent Servant El Guapo Mix” 8.  ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – “Sonoio rework”

Chevelle to Release Greatest Hits Compilation Album ‘Stray Arrows’ in December

Epic Records Almost exactly a year after the release of their sixth studio album ‘Hats Off to the Bull,’  Chevelle will be unleashing a greatest hits collection. ‘Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites’ is slated for a Dec. 4 release via Epic Records. In addition to eleven songs that all cracked the top 10 on the rock singles charts, a new song called ‘Fizgiz’ is also included. Since their formation in the mid ’90s, the Chicago trio has released a string of successful albums and singles. Four of their songs have reached the No. 1 spot on the mainstream rock chart (‘Send the Pain Below,’ ‘Vitamin R,’ ‘Face to the Floor’ and ‘Hats Off to the Bull’), and all are included in this collection. Many bands would be ecstatic to have even one song land in the top 15, but Chevelle have had so many hits that a song like ‘Closure’ (from 2002′s ‘Wonder What’s Next), which peaked at No. 11, didn’t make the cut for ‘Stray Arrows.’ Among the tracks that did make the cut is ‘The Red,’ which recently made Loudwire list of the  Top 50 Hard Rock Songs of the 21st Century . Chevelle – ‘Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites’ Track Listing 1. ‘Jars’ 2. ‘Same Old Trip’ 3. ‘Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)’ 4. ‘The Red’ 5. ‘I Get It’ 6. ‘Face to the Floor’ 7. ‘Send the Pain Below’ 8. ‘Sleep Apnea’ 9. ‘The Clincher’ 10. ‘Hats Off to the Bull’ 11. ‘The Meddler’ 12. ‘Fizgig’