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Most Precious Blood have dropped off Napalm Death's upcoming European tour. MPB was to support Napalm Death, along with Diecast, for the seven week trek, which is running through June and into July. States the band, "This all happened quite suddenly. To put it as diplomatically as possible, some promises that were made to us were not being kept and now there is no way we can afford to do a 7 week tour in Europe." The group expects to be back in Europe by the end of this year.
Napalm Death is currently working on a new video clip for the album’s opening track “Silence Is Deafening”. Roger Johansson, who also worked on the last clips for The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity to mention but a few will be on charge of this one with recordings taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A absolute highlight and rare collectors item will be brought to you by grind father and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury. Together with Shane, the Japanese toy specialists of Gargamel Toys created a monster, the Grind Kaiju (Japanese for grind monster) “Garga Death”. You can expect a detailed Napalm Death – Shane Embury collectors’ figure, super limited and an absolute must have for every toy collector and Napalm fan! The “Garga Death” will soon be available in Europe and only via the Century Media webshop.
UK black metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH have posted the following message:
Following the recent live session, the BBC will be taking the arguably irresponsible step of broadcasting Anaal Nathrakh playing as a full band from their Maida Vale studios. The show goes out on the evening of the 22nd of March at 1am UK time, and can also be heard through the BBC website both live and for a week or so after broadcast. 3 tracks were performed with, as mentioned, a full band lineup comprising the Anaal Nathrakh duo, Shane Embury ( NAPALM DEATH), Nick Barker ( ex- DIMMU BORGIR), Ventnor and Chemical Nova.
The recordings were described at the BBC studio as a 'grotesque abomination'. This is considered apposite by all involved.
Napalm Death are releasing their new masterpiece “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” on April 25th. You can now check out the album’s crushing opening track “Silence Is Deafening” here.
To collect as much donation money as possible for the victims of the Tsunami catastrophe, Napalm Death, The Haunted and Heaven Shall Burn decided to do an unconventional CD-Single release. The first 10 copies of the strictly limited to a 1,000 edition of the Tsunami charity compilation single being auctioned via eBay over the next 10 weeks, one after another each week, starting now. The very special first copy is at auction now and can be found here. These hand numbered collector items are originally signed by all appearing bands (Napalm Death, The Haunted and Heaven Shall Burn). The single features Napalm Death’s brand-new track “The Great And The Good” (feat. Jello Biafra on guest-vocals) from their upcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code.” The Haunted picked the song “Smut King” from the digipak-pressing of their acclaimed current album “rEVOLVEr” and Heaven Shall Burn added “Strassenkampf” (originally by Die Skeptiker and feat. guitarist Patrick Schleitzer on vocals), the exclusive bonus-track of the Korean pressing of “Antigone.” All bands and Jello Biafra wrote liner-notes for the single’s booklet.
All proceeds of the single will be collected and donated to the Red Cross.
Most dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Napalm Death, Most Precious Blood, and Diecast European tour. Here's teh tour schedule so far:
31/05 Exeter @ Phoenix (England)
01/06 Bristol @ Beer Keller (England)
02/06 Swindon @ Furnace (England)
03/06 Edinburgh @ Studio 24 (Scotland)
04/06 Milton Keynes @ Pitz (England)
05/06 Brighton @ Concorde (England)
09/06 Copenhagen @ The Rock (Denmark)
11/06 Frederikstad @ Maane Festivalen (Norway)
13/06 Aarhus @ Train (Denmark)
16/06 Giessen @ MUK (Germany)
17/06 Trier @ Ultimate Summer Blast Open Air (Germany)
18/06 Salzgitter @ Forellenhof (Germany)
22/06 Zilina @ Guru Club (Slovakia)
23/06 Debrecen @ Vekeri Festival (Hungary)
24/06 Wachenroth @ Suffering Festival (Germany)
25/06 Herne @ Pressure Festival (Germany)
26/06 Le Mans @ Fury Fest (France)
27/06 Limoges @ CC John Lennon (France)
28/06 Bilbao @ TBA (Spain)
29/06 Lisbon @ TBA (Portugal)
30/06 Madrid @ Ritmo & Compas (Spain)
01/07 Barcelona @ KGB (Spain)
02/07 Ramonville @ Salle des Fetes (France)
03/07 Montpellier @ Rockstore (France)
12/07 Stuttgart @ R?hre (Germany)
14/07 Mulhouse @ Noumatrouff (France)
16/07 Dour @ Festival (Belgium)
17/07 London @ Electric Ballroom (England)
Napalm Death's new album, "The Code is Red....Long Live the Code", is set for an April 16th release date. Napalm Death will play two dates in Russia and one date in Poland in anticipation of the album.They are also set to play a number of festivals and are working on a US tour.
Hypocrisy, Mnemic and Misery Index are the latest confirmations for the Up From The Ground festival, set to be held August 26-27 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany.
The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
End of Green
Heaven Shall Burn
My Darkest Hate
Path of Golconda
Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
Party.San Open Air 2005, the 11th edition of the annual festival, is scheduled to take place August 11th - 13th in Bad Berka, Germany. The latest acts confirmed to perform are AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS, OCCULT, LORD BELIAL, GENERAL SURGERY .
Acts currently confirmed to perform at the festival now include:
British Black metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH have psoted the following message:
"The BBC have again asked the band to perform a set, this time to be aired on the
Radio 1 Rock Show (broadcast date currently TBC).
To make the occasion particularly interesting, Anaal Nathrakh will, for the first time ever, be performing as a full band. Currently planned to flesh out the lineup are Nick Barker [ ex- DIMMU BORGIR] and Shane Embury [ NAPALM DEATH], although precise details remain to be seen.
Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has quit BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project he co-founded 16 years ago.
According to Dino, he made the decision to leave the group in order to spend more time working on a new band he recently formed with ex-DIMMU BORGIR/CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Nick Barker. "Sometimes you have too many projects and one always suffers," Dino explained.
Although BRUJERIA's most recent touring lineup included Barker and bassist Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH), neither musician will continue to perform with the group, according to Cazares. It is not presently clear if singer John Lepe (a.k.a. Juan Brujo) — the band's sole remaining member — will attempt to carry on with BRUJERIA using replacement musicians.
Formed in 1989, BRUJERIA released four full-length albums through the Roadrunner label and boasted a revolving lineup of high-profile musicians, including former FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould and FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera.
Despite his split with BRUJERIA, Cazares will continue his involvement with ASESINO, the BRUJERIA off-shoot project that also features in its ranks STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos on bass/vocals and SADISTIC INTENT drummer Emilio Marquez.
Dino's as-yet-unnamed collaboration with Barker recently recorded a two-song instrumental demo with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) and is currently seeking a bassist and singer.
The 2005 edition of the Up From The Ground festival is scheduled for August 26th - 27th in Gemunden/Steinwiesen, Germany.
The latest acts confirmed for the festival are ANTICHRIST, END OF GREEN, EKTOMORF, DARK AGE and DEFLESHED.
Acts currently confirmed for the festival now include: EKTOMORF, DEFLESHED, ANTICHRIST, END OF GREEN, DARK AGE, HATESPHERE, ENSIFERUM, MY DARKEST HATE, PATH OF GOLCONDA, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and NAPALM DEATH. More acts will be announced soon.
All of us have followed the horrible catastrophe that happened December 26th across the Indian ocean when the tsunami hit countries like Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and even Bangladesh, the Maldive Islands, Somalia and Tanzania. We assume that no further words are needed to explain why Napalm Death had the idea to release a charity single to raise money to help the victims of the tsunami. For this very special occasion Napalm Death donated the brandnew track “The Great And The Good” feat. Jello Biafra on guest-vocals from their upcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code”. The Haunted picked the song “Smut King” from the digipak-pressing of their acclaimed album “rEVOLVEr” and Heaven Shall Burn added “Strassenkampf” (originally by Die Skeptiker and feat. guitarist Patrick Schleitzer on vocals), the exclusive bonus-track of the Korean pressing of “Antigone”. All bands and Jello Biafra wrote liner-notes for the single.
To collect as much money as possible Napalm Death, The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn and Century Media decided not to make this a retail-single. The single will be strictly limited to 1.000 hand-numbered copies and sold only on the two shows in January, some copies might be sold directly by the bands.
Napalm Death shows:
Jan. 22 (D) Bochum – Matrix w/ Heaven Shall Burn, Maroon, Do or Die and End of Days
Jan. 24 (UK) London – Underworld w/ Mistress, Cephalic Carnage
Number 1-10 will be signed by all three bands and auctioned on Ebay. All proceeds of the single (approximately EUR 5,00 with a sales-price of EUR 6,00) will be collected and donated to the Red Cross after the single is sold out.
One of the three guests on Napalm Death's upcoming album - Jello Biafra, Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Jeff Walker (Carcass) - is planned to join the band during their two exclusive pre-listening shows – who? See with your own eyes and hear with your own ears!
Napalm Death’s upcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code” will hit European shops April 25th.
Napalm Death are in the process of organising a special single, with all the proceeds going to the victims of the tsunami disaster. Vocalist Barney Greenway told TotalRock that the details are currently being worked out. More news soon. The new Napalm Death album, 'The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code', is due for release through Century Media in April. And the band play London Camden Underworld on January 24.
Nuclear Blast has announced the tracklisting of "Alone in the Dark," the original motion picture soundtrack inspired and from the movie. "Alone in the Dark" is based on the best-selling Atari video game series of the same name. The soundtrack will feature some of today’s best Metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, Machine Head amongst others, and it will be featured on a double disc format. This is the first time a Hollywood production receives an all Extreme Metal soundtrack. The release date for the soundtrack has been set for January 25, 2005.
Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of the ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-flame, archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke (Stephen Dorff), Edward Carnby is about to learn that just because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it can’t kill you. More info can be found here.
There will be two different version of the soundtrack, one for European territories and the American version. Here are both tracklists: More...
Birmingham’s Napalm Death wrapped up the 15-day European ‘X-Mass Festivals’ tour with Marduk, Finntroll, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Belphegor Sunday Dec. 19th. Vocalist Barney Greenway sends everyone from the tour and the band’s loyal fans this holiday message:
What a great way to finish the year in the company of some dear bands and people out in Europe on the X-mass Fests. Napalm now has some amusing new friends in the shape of the young-and-chunky Black Dahlia Murder, and the guys from Finntroll are such darlings, I would take them home to meet my parents...
I hope everyone has a good holiday. I'll be having a good one in the non-religious sense and just enjoying the fact that people-who-would-be-assholes at least attempt to not be assholes for at least, ooh, five days or so. I raise a glass to all you guys and gals who have supported Napalm during this special year, and hope that life gets better for those infinitely less fortunate than me. I hope that the forthcoming year exposes and takes to task those who suppress and take away human rights in the civil and bodily sense. Truly, fuck 'em.
Hopefully you guys will have heard a few select chunks about our forthcoming album "The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code" (street date: April 22). What more can I tell you? Well, it's a ripper - fast, progressive and a nice bit of art-noise. With Jello Biafra, Jamey Jasta and Jeff Carcass along for the ride, we hope it'll take your heads off - or at least get you thinking with them. Cheers.
The band will be performing two shows in England in January 2005, for information click here. Century Media released Napalm Death’s record label debut "Leaders Not Followers: Part 2" in Oct. 2004. They followed its release with an extensive North American tour supporting Cannibal Corpse. Look for the band’s new album "The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code" in stores April 22, 2005.
Last weekend Maroon finished their successful three-week European tour with Switzerland’s Cataract. Even though the bags are not completely unpacked and the laundry is not done yet new duties are already awaiting the likeable five-piece from Nordhausen.
First of all a few words from Maroon on the tour:
Back home!!!! The “Triumph Of Hate”-tour is finished and it has been just awesome and a huge success. Above all, we’d like to extend thanks to the guys in Cataract - it was really fantastic to be on tour with them, for us it was definitely the best tour we have played so far... Thanks to MAD Tourbooking, Century Media as well as Alveran Records and all promoters. Special thanks go out to all the fans in England, Poland and Germany. England was really mind-blowing and unexpected for us. In Poland our shows had always been an event, but this time it is hard to find the right words for the crowd and the action. Definitely THE show of the whole our! Thanks and HAIL to Poland! Special thanks to our road crew Pappe, Hendrik, Matze and Martin for the good work and lots of fun.
Although the tour is over now we will not sit back and do nothing, but will continue playing shows in December and January, amongst others with our brothers from Heaven Shall Burn again. Caliban, Hatesphere and Cataract will be in on it, too.
Everyone who hasn’t had enough of the Maroon live-machine can see us on stage in February on a six-week tour all across Europe with the Crossover forefathers Downset. We are really looking forward to this tour and hope that we can reach some new people besides our fans. Thanks for the support!!!More...
More details unfold about Napalm Death's special show to present their forthcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code” live in Bochum:
UK’s grind-legend will be supported by labelmates Heaven Shall Burn and Maroon. Furthermore, Century Media’s new p&d partner Alveran Records added Belgium’s Do Or Die and Germany’s End Of Days to the billing. Presale for the tickets has already begun, so be sure you get your ticket for EUR 12,00!
Jan. 22 Bochum, D @ Matrix
Both dates will see special shows by Napalm Death focussing on “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code” long before it’s release in April 2005.
After the release of their highly acclaimed covers album “Leaders Not Followers: Part 2,” Napalm Death are currently thrashing Europe’s stages on the X-Mass Festivals with Finntroll, Marduk, Vader, The Black Dahlia Murder and Belphegor: More...
Returning home after bludgeoning North American audiences with their punishing live performances, NAPALM DEATH’s vocalist Barney Greenway sent fans this message: “We would like to send out a hearty thanks to everyone who came out to support us on the U.S. tour. It was a really funny old time being there for the elections and seeing the sadly inevitable result, which I think gave us more of an incentive to try and rock like bastards. It wouldn't be an understatement to say that we had a truly fantastic time, and for us it bodes well for coming back on another tour sometime in the first half of next year. Peace, tolerance and respect.”
Supporting their October Century Media debut Leaders Not Followers: Part 2, the band performed 28 American dates with Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm and Goatwhore, and 8 headlining dates with Misery Index. In early 2005, NAPALM DEATH will release their new full-length studio album The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code. Guest vocalists include Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedy’s) and MTV2’s Headbangers Ball host Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed).