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From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Legendary metal act Napalm Death have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of England's Super Sonic Festival. The festival is set to take place between October 22nd and 24th in Birmingham, England.
Super Sonic 2010 line-up:
BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI
PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES
PEOPLE LIKE US
VOICE OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS
Napalm Death has updated the band's upcoming tour schedule with the following European and Japanese dates:
30/07/2010 St. Goarshausen - Rock Area Festival (Germany)
31/07/2010 Lorca (Murcia) - Metal Lorca Festival (Espania)
08/08/2010 Folkestone - Hevy Festival (Great Britain)
13/08/2010 Jaromer - Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic)
14/08/2010 Bad Berka - Partisan Festival (Germany)
19/08/2010 Dinckelsbühl - Summer Breeze (Germany)
21/08/2010 Koszalin - Rockfestival Generation (Poland)
28/08/2010 Rijssen - Elsrock (Netherlands)
01/09/2010 Perth - Amplifier Bar (Australia) + DYING FETUS
02/09/2010 Adelaide - Frowler's Live (Australia) + DYING FETUS
03/09/2010 Brisbane - The HiFi (Australia) + DYING FETUS
04/09/2010 Sydney - The Factory (Australia) + DYING FETUS
05/09/2010 Melbourne - The HiFi Bar (Australia) + DYING FETUS
08/09/2010 Osaka - Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
09/09/2010 Tokyo - Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
11/09/2010 Tokyo - Earthdom (Japan)
12/09/2010 Nagoya - Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
30/09/2010 Thessaloniki - Block 33 (Greece)
01/10/2010 Athens - An Club (Greece)
02/10/2010 Lichtenfels - Way of Darkness Festival (Germany)
03/10/2010 Oberhausen - Death Feast Ultimate (Germany)
22/10/2010 Birmingham - Supersonic Festival (Great Britain)
05/11/2010 Aalborg - Metal Fest (Denmark)
06/11/2010 Berlin - SO36 (Germany)
07/11/2010 Drachten - Iduna (Netherlands)
08/11/2010 Hannover - TBA (Germany)
10/11/2010 Lille - L'Aeronef (France)
11/11/2010 Vaureal - Le Forum (France)
12/11/2010 Rennes - Antipode (France)
13/11/2010 Pamplona - Sala Totem (Spain)
14/11/2010 Santiago De Compostela - Sala Capitol (Spain)
15/11/2010 Madrid - Sala Live (Spain)
16/11/2010 Badalona - Estraperlo Club (Spain)
18/11/2010 Bologna - Estragon (Italy) NEW
20/11/2010 Nimes - Xtrem Rakan Fest (France)
04/12/2010 La Ferme du Bièreau - Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
09/12/2010 Leipzig - Conne Island (Germany)
The Wacken Open Air organizers have issued the following announcement about releasing a three disc live DVD set of the festival's 2009 edition:
"In 2009 Wacken Open Air celebrated it´s 20th Anniversary with a giant party and as usual it was recorded on DVD. With a duration of more than 500 minutes on 3 DVD's it's the biggest Wacken live DVD ever! Included are videos of more than 60 bands, 70 live tracks in 5.1 / 2.0 Dolby Digital and additionally masses of documentations and our world record – the world´s longest DVD credits with more than 17500 participants! The DVD will be available from the 5th of august as an 8 pages digi-pack directly at the festival area and afterwords at the FULL:METAL:SHOP."
The track listing is as follows: More...
Danish hard rock act Volbeat have posted a brand new video documenting the recording of their upcoming studio ablum titled "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven." The video features a guest appearance from Napalm Death's Barney Greenway recording guest vocals.
The video can be viewed below:
British grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced that they are to appear in the forthcoming fifth series of British teen drama Skins, which is expected to hit screens sometime next year. The filming of a live Napalm Death performance will take place this Wednesday (July 28th) in Bristol. Although no details have been revealed about the episode, the band stated that the storyline is something that they feel fits well with their latest studio album, "Time Waits For No Slave."
Danish metal outfit Volbeat has announced that their new studio album, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven," will feature guest appearances from Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza, as well as from Napalm Death vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway. The album is expected to be released on September 13th.
Extreme metal legends have united as INSIDIOUS DISEASE will unleash the most violent death metal album to come along in years. The band consists of Dimmu Borgir’s main songwriter Silenoz, bassist Shane Embury (Napalm Death), guitarist Jardar (Old Mans Child), drummer Tony Laureano (Angelcorpse, Nile) and vocalist Marc Grewe (from German death metal band Morgoth) will release its debut album "Shadowcast" via Century Media Records on July 12th in Europe and July 27th in North America.
INSIDIOUS DISEASE is proud to unveil a brand new artwork trailer for Shadowcast offering a glimpse at the morbid visuals accompanying the release. Check out the video below:
Silenoz further explains the concept of Shadowcast, which has way more to offer than just typical death metal gore galore, “The basic idea behind Shadowcast lyrically is an attempt to describe the ‘misfits’ in this world: the misunderstood, mentally defect and depraved individuals that walk among us - rapists, serial killers, pedophiles, necrophiles and drug addicts, etc. It could be your neighbor, you just never know, it could be YOU!" More...
Belgium based death grinders Leng Tch'e are currently streaming a new song titled "Totalitarian" via the band's myspace page. The song, which comes off the band's recently released new album "Hypomanic", features Napalm Death's Barney Greenway performing guest vocals.
The song can be heard here.
"Hypomanic" was released through Season Of Mist.
Napalm Death just released the official video for their track “On The Brink Of Extinction” taken from thier latest release "Time Waits For No Slave" which was released on Century Media Records.
British grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced that they will be heading to Australia this September for a headlining tour in support of their latest studio album, "Time Waits For No Slave" which is available now through Century Media Records. Joining them on the trek will be extreme metal outfit Dying Fetus.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Bassist Shane Embury (Napalm Death) of the UK death metal band Lock Up has issued the following update regarding canceled tour dates:
"Unfortunately due to the recent events with the Volcano eruption in Iceland we have had to postpone our forthcoming 2 shows this weekend in Italy as flights have been canceled at this moment in time and don't look like they will happen right now."
"We were looking into various other ways of making the shows but with the chaos in Europe right now and the News media making it more scary then it probably is the decision was made between ourselves and Hellfire Agency to postpone the shows for now and reschedule them for a later date in the year."
"Watch this space as we will have news of the rescheduled dates as soon as we can work out a date - I am hoping that I will have news very soon." More...
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
While we're announcing free label samplers on Amazon.com, Eagle/Armoury Records has one up there as well, apparently from 2009. Here's the tracklisting of their free metal and hard rock compilation, which looks to contain a lot more vintage material than the other samplers, including Dio, Rainbow, Deep Purple and more:
1. Black Label Society "Suicide Messiah" (5:47)
2. Deep Purple "Rapture Of The Deep" (5:55)
3. Stratovarius "Deep Unknown" (4:26)
4. Alice Cooper "Detroit City" (3:57)
5. Dio "Holy Diver" (4:46)
6. Napalm Death "Breed To Breathe" [Explicit] (2:59)
7. Twisted Sister "Stay Hungry" (3:13)
8. Poison "Look What The Cat Dragged In" [Explicit] (3:15)
9. Rainbow "Kill The King" (4:39)
10. Black Label Society "Doomsday Jesus" (3:30)
You can download the free compilation here.
ROTTEN SOUND has posted two tracks, "Mindkill" and "Missing Link" (NAPALM DEATH), from their forthcoming "Napalm" EP on their MySpace page. "Napalm" features three brand new ROTTEN SOUND songs and three NAPALM DEATH covers along with a bonus DVD that includes a full live set from the Obscene Extreme Festival.
The complete track listing for "Napalm" (cover art) is as follows:
2. Dead Remains
4. The Kill
5. Missing Link
6. Suffer The Children
"Napalm" is set for a March 30th North American release date, April 5th internationally. More...
Napalm Death has added on three extra U.K. tour dates in April. Napalm Death's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows:
3/12 2010 HAMMERFEST Prestatyn
3/19 2010 Nirvana Club Jekatarinburg
3/21 2010 ColosseumClub Barnaul
3/22 2010 Rock City Nowosibirsk
3/24 2010 Klub People Krasnodar
3/25 2010 Podzemka Rostov na Donu
3/26 2010 XO Club Moscow
3/27 2010 Molodost Smolensk
3/28 2010 Arctica Club St. Petersburg
3/30 2010 Reactor Club Minsk
4/15 2010 Corporation - Sheffield
4/16 2010 Masque - Liverpool
4/17 2010 Fibbers - York
4/30 2010 NEUROTIC DEATHFEST Tilburg
5/5 2010 Circo Volador Mexico City, Distrito Federal
5/6 2010 Teatro Metropol Bogotá
5/8 2010 Casa del Atista Caracas
5/11 2010 Voce Lima
5/13 2010 Teatro Novedades Santiago de Chile
5/14 2010 Teatro Flores Buenos Aires
6/11 2010 Copenhell 2010 Copenhagen
7/1 2010 Theatre de la Mer Sete
7/8 2010 Eistnaflug Festival Neskaupsstad
7/23 2010 Trinacria Metal Festival Castellana Sicula (Palermo)
7/24 2010 Boulevard Rock Club Misano Adriatico (Rimini)
7/29 2010 Rock Area Festival Loreley
8/8 Heavy Festival – Folkestone
8/13 2010 BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL JAROMER - 130 KM east of Prague
8/14 2010 PARTY SAN FESTIVAL BAD BERKA
8/21 2010 Rockfestival Generation Koszalin
Sweden's Thyrfing has been confirmed to perform at the Rock Area Festival in Sankt Goarshausen, Germany on July 31st. Other confirmed bands so far include Benediction, Gama Bomb, Holey Moses, Mob Rules, Sepultura, Arch Enemy, Ensiferum, Sodom, Napalm Death, and Entombed. Tickets and more info about the festival can be found at this location.
Lock Up, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept), Nick Barker (Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Exodus) and Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram, Criminal), have announced that they will not be hanging up the gloves just yet. The band have begun work on a brand new studio album and has announced three shows for later this year.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
British grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced some more concerts for their upcoming tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. The tour is in support of their latest studio album, "Time Waits For No Slave" which was very well received by fans and media alike.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Having been credited with the creation of the grindcore genre, many people will claim that Napalm Death are among the most influential bands in the world of extreme metal and some people will go so far as to say they were the last band from Great Britain to have a signifficant impact on the world of metal. Like many great British metal bands such as Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, Napalm Death were formed in the Midlands area of England, starting up in 1981 in the village of Meriden, just outside of Birmingham. The band recorded a four song demo in 1982 and continued to perform regularly until towards the end of 1983 when they imposed a hiatus of sorts, with only one concert being performed in 1984 (a benefit show for the striking mine workers.) The band would return permanently in 1985 and performed many shows at their local pub The Murmaid, which was known to host hardcore matinees on the weekend. The band achieved a stable line up when drummer Mick Harris joined the group, complimenting the guitar sounds of Justin Broadrick and bass player/vocalist Nic Bullen. This lineup of the band recorded the first half of the now classic album, "Scum" in 1986, however before they could record the B-side to the album, both Broadrick and Bullen left the band. Harris recruited Bill Steer (later of Carcass fame) on guitar, bass player Jim Whitely and friend of the band, Lee Dorrian to join as the groups new singer, even though he had never sang before. This lineup recorded the second half of "Scum," completing what is now regarded as a classic in the field of extreme metal. The band replaced Whitely with bass player Shane Embury and recorded their second album, "From Enslavement To Obliteration" which was released in October of 1988 before Steer left the band to focus on Carcass full time and Dorrian quit to form the now legendary doom metal band, Cathedral.
The band recruited vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, of the British death metal outfit Benediction and their first international members in the form of Mexican guitarist Jesse Pintado, who had previously been known as the guitarist and founding member of Terrorizer and second guitarist Mitch Harris (who is from the United States of America) after touring with Bolt Thrower, Carcass and Morbid Angel. This lineup of the band recorded only one album, "Harmony Corruption" before Mick Harris decided to leave the band to form Scorn, leaving no members of the "Scum" lineup left. Napalm Death replaced him with American drummer Danny Herrera. These band members would then continue throughout the the 1990's recording eight albums together (Greenway was briefly fired from the band in 1996 and replaced with Extreme Noise Terror vocalist Phil Vane and while Vane never recorded with Napalm Death, Greenway recorded vocals for the Extreme Noise Terror album, "Damage 381" before returning to Napalm Death following the dismissal of Vane.)
In 2004, Jesse Pintado left the band and Napalm Death has since continued as a four-piece, releasing a string of critically acclaimed albums in the form of "The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code," "Smear Campaign" and most recently, "Time Waits For No Slave." Jesse Pintado sadly passed away in a hospital in Holland in 2006, after suffering from a liver failure. Napalm Death are a unique band because not only are they themselves regarded as hugely influential, but so are practically every band related to them. Lee Dorrian's Cathedral have become known as one of the best doom metal bands of all time and Bill Steer's Carcass has similarly been recognised as one of the greatest death metal bands in history. Justin Broadrick's bands Godflesh and Jesu have become recognised as influential and groundbreaking and even bands that only had small links to the band such as Extreme Noise Terror and Terrorizer have since become known as legends in the field of grindcore. While Napalm Death are often imitated, they are, as they say, never duplicated. More...
Five Finger Death Punch have announced they will be headlining the Hammerfest, which takes place from March 11th - 13th, 2010 in North Wales. Other confirmed bands include DevilDriver, Napalm Death, Epica, Katatonia, Man Must Die, Malefice, and Warpath. Further information on the festival can be found at this location.