Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week. For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.
May 21, 2013
Acherontas - Amenti (World Terror Committee)
Airbourne - Black Dog Barking (Roadrunner)
Burning Rain - Epic Obsession (Frontiers)
Circle - Six Day Run (Ektro)
Decaying - The Last Days Of War (Hellthrasher)
Death Of An Era - The Great Commonwealth EP (Artery)
Erlen Meyer - Erlen Meyer (Shelsmusic)
Extrema - The Seed Of Foolishness (Scarlet)
Fact - Burundanga (Good Fight)
For The Broken - Aurora (Imminence)
Gaytheist - Hold Me...But Not So Tight (Good To Die)
Hebosagil - Lähtö (Ektro)
Masteroid - MMXIII (Inverse)
NK - Nothing To Be Gained Here (Triple Crown)
A Pale Horse Named Death - Lay My Soul To Waste (SPV)
Palisades - Outcasts (Rise)
The Poodles - Tour De Force (Frontiers)
PTSD - A Sense Of Decay (My Kingdom)
Ruindom - In The Eyes Of Death (Inverse)
Saffire - From Ashes To Fire (Inner Wound)
Satan - Life Sentence (Listenable)
Svart Crown - Profane (Listenable)
Timo Tolkki's Avalon - The Land Of New Hope (Frontiers)
U.D.O. - Steelhammer (AFM)
Zed - Desperation Blues (I And I)
At About.com Heavy Metal we are big supporters of underground and unsigned bands. Check out our monthly column Drago's Dungeon, featuring great albums from unsigned metal bands. Dan Drago is himself a member of an unsigned band and knows the struggles and challenges unsigned bands face. If you're in an unsigned metal band anywhere in the world, or know someone who is, there's information in the column on submitting material for future columns.
Drago's Dungeon: May 2013's Best Unsigned Metal Bands
Kamelot will be touring North America this fall in support of their latest album Silverthorn. Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows.
"We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, says Kamelot's Thomas Youngblood. "This tour will be something very special."
2013 Kamelot, Delain and Eklipse Tour Dates:
9/2 -- Columbus, OH -- Al Rosa Villa
9/3 -- Baltimore, MD -- Soundstage
9/5 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Trocadero
9/6 -- New York, NY -- Stage 48
9/7 -- Worcester, MA -- Palladium
9/8 -- Montreal, QUE -- Club Soda
9/10 -- Toronto, ON -- Opera House
9/12 -- Chicago, IL -- Mojoe's
9/13 -- Kansas City, KS -- Granada Theater
9/14 -- Denver, CO -- Bluebird Theater
9/15 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- In the Venue
9/17 -- Seattle, WA -- El Corazon
9/18 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theater
9/20 -- San Francisco, CA -- Slims
9/21 -- Anaheim, CA -- The Grove
9/22 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Joe's Grotto
9/24 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
9/25 -- San Antonio, TX -- Backstage Live
9/27 -- Louisville, KY -- Diamonds
9/28 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade
9/29 -- Orlando, FL -- House of Blues
5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Tribulation are a Swedish death metal group whose second full-length is The Formulas Of Death. Guitarist Adam Zaars introduces us to his band.
Give us a brief history of Tribulation.
We have been around for a long time now, since 2004, though I would probably say that the "real" Tribulation really started with writing our first album that was recorded in 2007. Prior to that we had released a demo and a 7 inch that people still seem to like, and I do for what they are, but I don't really see them as creative stepping stones for what we have become, they are what they are. After the delayed release of our first album in 2009 we did some touring until we felt that the songs couldn't really conjure up anything new in a live situation and hence started focusing on our new album The Formulas of Death.
Describe the songwriting and recording process for The Formulas of Death.