14:27 - Apothecary The drone genre and drone techniques in music were around long before the emergence of metal, if you can distinguish between the two it's pretty easy to tell "pure drone" from "metal infused drone"
Reactivated Greek progressive heavy metal band Wastefall is back with a new EP after a seven-year silence. The new work, entitled Meridiem will be released on April 12th. The album will go on sale via iTunes, Amazon MP3, and many other digital stores. You will also be able to purchase a copy through the official Wastefall site (to be launched soon). Limited physical copies will be available sometime after the digital release.
Georgia's sludge/hardcore combo Black Tusk have finished the recordings of their new EP, which is scheduled to be released later this spring via Relapse Records. The EP, recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle and more) at the Jam Room Recording Studio in Columbia, will serve as a gateway between their last Set The Dial and the band's next full-length.
Shortly before starting their European New Generation Tour 2013, Polish progheads Riverside are launching a lyric video for the radio edit version of the second single off their new album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves, released last month through InsideOut Music. You can now watch below the lyric video for the song "The Depth Of Self-Delusion", which showcases the album's artwork courtesy of Travis Smith.
Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown (currently in Kill Devil Hill) will publish his upcoming memoir Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera on March 12th via Da Capo Press. The 320-page book is an insight into Pantera, one of the most influential and popular bands in heavy metal history. Below you can watch the promotional trailer recently released for the book.
Swedish death metal lords Hypocrisy will return to North America hitting the road in support of their upcoming new album End Of Disclosure. The tour is planned for May and the band will be bringing Krisiun, Arsis, and Aborted with them. Starkill and Autumn's End will be opening on select shows.
American glam rock/metal band Mötley Crüe has announced the details of their 2013 Canadian tour, the most expansive run of Canada in the band's history. This will be the only time the band will perform in Canada this year. It will start on April 20th in the West Coast, and running through to May 14th where they complete the tour in the nation's capital. Mötley Crüe will be joined by special guests Big Wreck.