Metal News for January 11, 2010
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34 news articles posted on this day.
Marking to the exact day the death a year ago of talented Finnish guitarist Miika Tenkula, admirers of his work from past and current line ups of estblished Australian metal bands: Nazxul, Lord, Darker Half, Anno Domini and Rampage will be performing a set of Sentenced covers on February 19th in Sydney, Australia in rememberence.
Under the banner of Frozen, named after one of their land mark releases, a set of over an hour of classic Sentenced songs will be performed to honour and pay tribute to Miika. Sentenced never performed on Australian soil so this show is a chance for Australian fans to experience these classic songs live.
All involved in this project are fans of Miikas work and are all eager to pay tribute to an artist taken well before his time was due. Support for the show will be The Veil and Requiem of the Damned.
The first track of Spanish metal band Sickroom's upcoming album, "That Killing Silence," has been posted to the band's MySpace player. The song is the title track off their upcoming album, due out on February 4, 2010.
German metal band PARSIFALL has been confirmed for Kaltenbach Open Air 2010, which takes place on July 17 in Austria. Here's a statement from the band:
"We're proud to announce that we've been confirmed for this year's Kaltenbach Open Air in Austria! It'll be our pleasure to burn the stage with extreme metal masters such as DYING FETUS, DARK FUNERAL, ABORTED, DARKANE, GOD DETHRONED and many more! This is our return to our label’s home country Austria since one and a half years. To all the Austrian Fans we gained back then in late fall 2008 on tour with Darkfall we can only give the advice to show up and go crazy together with the band!"
In the meantime, check out the band on their MySpace page.
BLACK TUSK has issued the following statement regarding the recording of their next album:
"Savannah, GA’s BLACK TUSK will enter the studio today to begin work on their Relapse debut and follow-up to Passage Through Purgatory.
BLACK TUSK are recording at the Jam Room Recording Studio (BARONESS, BAND OF HORSES, KYLESA, WITHERED) in Columbia, SC with engineers Jay Matheson and Steve Slavich. The album’s tentative title is Taste The Sin and advance song titles include “Unleash The Wrath”, “Double Clutchin, Part 1”, “Redline, Part 2”, “The Take Off, Part 3”, and “The Ride, Part 4”. Additional album details will be made available shortly.
BLACK TUSK recently announced a handful of US tour dates beginning late February. The trio will headline some of the dates in addition to joining SKELETONWITCH, IRON AGE and HOWL in select cities. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more BLACK TUSK dates to be announced soon." More...
Devin Townsend will be appearing at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California on Saturday, January 16th at the following booths times:
EMG booth: 12:30PM – 1:30PM (signing only)
Peavey booth: 1:30PM – 3:00PM (signing only)
Alvarez booth: 3:00PM – 4:00PM (40-minute solo acoustic set)
Swedish melodic death metallers The Cold Existence have issued the following statement about canceling their upcoming tour dates:
"We are sorry to announce that our tour this year with Chain Reaction have been canceled due to problems with contract issues and bookings of the shows. This is nothing the band can take responsibility for and we hope to return with some new dates in the near future! Meanwhile we will recording our new album for a release sometime during 2010!"
Samples of the The Cold Existence's music can be found at their MySpace page.
Drowning Pool is currently streaming the first single "Feel Like I Do" from their upcoming self-titled album at this location. The band also issued the following statement about the song:
"After months of lockdown in the recording studio in New Jersey, we are proud to emerge with our most solid and dynamic album yet. 'Feel Like I Do' is our first single from the new self titled record due out in April. All you Drowning Pool Fans will dig the new tunes so crank it up and rock out with us!"
New York metallers The Resurrection Sorrow will be embarking on a string of tour dates in support of their debut album "Hour of the Wolf." The currently confirmed dates are as followz, with more dates expected to be announced soon:
1/29/2010 London Billiards/Club Oasis - Worcester, MA
1/30/2010 Legends Rock Bar - Gales Ferry, CT
2/13/2010 Ace of Clubs - New York, NY w/ Hull, Black Pyramid
2/27/2010 Second Annual Social Pariah Festival - Fishkill, NY
God Forbid has issued the following statement about an upcoming headlining show in New Jersey with support from Kittie:
"First off, we want to thank everyone who attended the show Saturday night at Dingbatz. The sold out in advance, and even some extra people got in later when the room cleared out a bit. We also want to thank Freddy, Donna Mae, and everyone at Dingbatz who really took care of us.
"For those who didn't make it to this show, we are proud to announce a God Forbid headline gig at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on Saturday March 6th with Kittie serving as direct support. This is our first headline show at Starland in over 2 years, so it will be a special evening. This will part of a full northeast tour with Kittie. More dates coming soon. Check here for tickets which are on sale now for only $12. Pre-sale tickets link!"
Norway's Vreid has issued the following update about performing at the Hammerfest 2 Festival:
"Hello. We are glad to announce you our first show for 2010. On saturday March the 13th Vreid will headline the second stage at Hammerfest 2 in Prestatyn Sands, Wales UK. Hammerfest is UK's leading Metal Magazine Metal Hammers own Festival. This show will be our first show ever i Wales, and we are delighted to enter new battlefields. More info on the festival here."
The festival takes place from March 11th to 13th, 2010 at Pontins Holiday Villiage in Prestatyn, North Wales. Other confirmed bands include DevilDriver, Five Finger Death Punch, Napalm Death, Epica, Katatonia, Man Must Die, Malefice, Xerath, and more.
Roadrunner Records issued the following statement regarding the launch of a video diary chronicling KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's first-ever tour through South America this past October:
"This past October, Killswitch Engage embarked on their first ever tour of South America. With stops in Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile and Colombia, the Massachusetts natives played in front of ravenous crowds eager to catch the rare glimpse of KsE live in their respective countries.
The landmark trek was documented by the band, and starting today we will be releasing one behind-the-scenes clip every Monday over the course of the next six weeks.
While the videos range from tour bus shenanigans to backstage experiences, the band can be seen interacting with fans and engaging in some typical, hilarious Killswitch fare. The first offering (below) sees the band arriving on Brazilian soil and being greeted by their mass of eager fans."
LAMB OF GOD is celebrating their latest accomplishment, a nomination for a Grammy Award. The nomination is in the “Best Metal Performance” category for the track “Set to Fail” from their #2 debuting album “Wrath,” which was released on Epic Records in 2009.
Guitarist Mark Morton had the following to say about their nomination: "It's an absolute blast to have been nominated once again for a Grammy. Of course, our greatest reward has always been our collective love for the music we make. That, combined with the unbelievable support and loyalty of our fans around the world, is without a doubt what keeps us going. The Grammy’s, however, represent a recognition from a completely different perspective and we're honored to be considered alongside some of metal's most legendary bands. The entire music industry has been forced to reinvent itself, and it feels good to know that all of the noise we've been making has had an impact!"
LAMB OF GOD is no stranger to the Grammy Awards, as they were previously nominated in the “Best Metal Performance” category for their song “Redneck” from 2006 album “Sacrament.”
The band will be back on the road in 2010 to lap the world again in support of their latest album, "Wrath," which exploded onto the Billboard 200 back in February of 2009 debuting at #2 and selling over 67,000 units in its first week.
Fozzy is one of the most unique bands going today. The band signed to the legendary metal label Metal Blade after performing only two shows and released their debut album in 2000, which mostly featured covers of bands they had grown up loving such as Scorpions and Judas Priest. The band created a unique angle for themselves by inventing a storyline which claimed they had actually written these songs and that all of these iconic bands had stolen their material. The storyline continued until 2005 when the band released their third album, "All That Remains." Fozzy has since developed a loyal fan base in countries as far reaching as Australia, Great Britain and Germany and have proved through their live shows that they can hang with the big boys. We were recently given the opportunity to interview the bands guitar player and co-founder Rich Ward (also of Stuck Mojo fame) which was a true honour. In this interview he talks about Fozzy's latest album, "Chasing The Grail" (which will be released through Riot! Entertainment on January 26th) as well as what the future holds for the band and himself. More...
Spain's Waldheim has announced the addition of another new member, Drake:
"This new year begins full of news about Waldheim. Few days ago you met Jimy as new drummer of the band, and now we inform you about the new incorporation of Drake, a beast of the four strings, who will deal with the bass in this new stage of the band. You won't have to wait long time to meet them in live, undoubtedly the wait will be worth it."
Dark Tranquillity has revealed the tracklisting for the regular version of the upcoming album, "We Are the Void":
01. Shadow In Our Blood
02. Dream Oblivion
03. The Fatalist
04. In My Absence
05. The Grandest Accusation
06. At The Point Of Ignition
07. Her Silent Language
09. I Am The Void
10. Surface The Infinite
"We Are The Void" will be released on the following dates:
Sweden: February 24, 2010
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy and Australia: February 26, 2010
UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Norway and the rest of Europe: March 1, 2010
Spain and Portugal: March 2, 2010
Finland and Hungary: March 3, 2010
North America: March 9, 2010
Venezuelan doom metallers Cultura Tres have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
2/7 2010 Chapeau Rouge - Czech Republic Prague
2/10 2010 Garaboncziás - Hungary Szeged
2/11 2010 Mappa Club - Hungary Budapest
2/12 2010 Velbloud - Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice
2/13 2010 Melodka - Czech Republic Brno
2/28 2010 Wild Side - Japan Tokyo
3/12 2010 AzijnFabriek - The Netherlands Roermond
3/19 2010 Willemeen - The Netherlands Arnhem
4/9 2010 London - England (T.B.A.) London
Anvil's documentary "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," has been nominated for a Critics Choice Movie Award in the category of Best Documentary. The band will travel to Los Angeles to attend the awards presentation that will be held at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, January 15. The 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards will be broadcast January 15 live on VH1 at 9PM ET/PT.
Due to scheduling conflicts with the awards show Anvil have announced they are canceling their January 14 date in Baltimore, MD and the New York City date set for January 15. The New York date has been rescheduled to take place on Friday, March 19, still at The Gramercy Theatre, still with an 8PM show time. Tickets purchased for the 1/15 show will be honored on 3/19.
Anvil's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Vancouver's Artep will have professionals filming and recording the show at the Rickshaw Theater on January 23rd after the premiere of the black metal documentary "Until the Light Takes Us." The movie will start at 8:30 and Artep will be on immediately after, followed by headliners Tyrants Blood.
The show will to be released on a DVD together with Artep's new music video. The DVD, entitled "Thy Will Be Done In Vancouver As Is Done In Hell," will get world wide distribution.
Mastodon has posted footage online of drummer Brann Dailor performing at the Guitar Centers Drum Off on Jan 8th 2010 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. The video clip can be viewed below.
Borknagar has scheduled a listening party for their new album, entitled "Universal," on Sunday February 14th, at Exit in Chicago Illinois. Borknagar drummer David Kinkade will be on hand from 10pm until 4am, as guest DJ for the event.
"Universal" is set for release on February 22, 2010 in Europe and March 2, 2010 in North America through Indie Recordings and The End records. The album was recorded and mixed at Toproom Studio in Lunner, Norway, with the band members themselves handling the production duties.
A message on the official Metallica web site reads:
"We are very sorry to report that there will not be a second show in Riga, Latvia as originally scheduled for April 18, 2010. Due to a recent unprecedented economic downturn in Latvia, there simply was not enough demand for tickets for two shows and we are therefore consolidating them into one. We are looking forward to our night back there after a fantastic vibe in the rain in the summer of 2008 and we sincerely hope this does not inconvenience too many of you.
"The night of April 18 will now see us traveling to Tallinn, Estonia to Saku Suurhall for an indoor show. The last time we were in Tallinn in June of 2006, it was the largest live music event there ever . . . we are very psyched to be heading back. Tickets for this show will go on sale January 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time. MetClub members should check www.metclub.com for information about a special pre-sale. More...
Soulfly has announced that they will be releasing their seventh studio album, "Omen" on May 4th through Roadrunner Records. The album features guest contributions from Prong's Tommy Victor and Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan.
The tracklisting is as follows:
"Bloodbath & Beyond"
"Rise of the Fallen"
"Off With Their Heads"
German death metallers Lifeless have announced that their appearance at the "Death by Metal 5" show on March 13th has been canceled due to the booking problems with the venue. The band will reschedule a new date sometime in April. Lifeless are still scheduled to play at the Torture Fest on February 26th. The details are as follows:
2/26 2010 Torture Fest Moers, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Sample Lifeless tracks can also be found at their official MySpace page.
Sweden's Scarpoint has issued the following update about streaming two new teaser tracks titled "Only Truth" and "The Extinct" online via their MySpace page:
"Hey fuckers!! So finally we have some teaser up from our forth coming album 'The mask of sanity,' exclusively on myspace. We've also done some new design for the site. We will have more news and other cool stuff coming up with in the upcoming weeks! So let us know what you think! Stay twisted fuckers!!"
Scarpoint also has the following upcoming tour dates:
3/26 2010 The Cave ( w/ Sterbhaus) Sunbyberg, Stockholms län
4/30 2010 Pub Anchor Stockholm, Stockholms län
5/1 2010 Pub Anchor Stockholm, Stockholms län
5/8 2010 Nalen Stockholm, Stockholms län
Montreal-based death metal outfit NEURAXIS has started to write the follow up to "The Thin Line Between." These are the first tracks with new members, drummer Olivier Beaudoin and bassist Olivier Pinard.
Vocalist Alex Leblanc commented on the writing process; "It's going extremely well. We are working on three new songs right now, one of which is already finished. The chemistry with the new guys is awesome. They really bring tons of energy to the band. Both of them are bringing fresh ideas to the mix and are really creative. The writing is going a lot faster than we expected so fans won't have to wait a long time to hear it. The new material sounds phenomenal. Vicious, dark and epic are the words that come to mind when you listen to the new songs. Expect a brand new beast from this one. You guys won't believe it!"
The band also has some Canadian dates lined up for this winter.
Feb. 5 Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Le Magog
Feb. 6 St. Hyacinthe, QC @ Bar Le Trash
Mar. 26 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo (MANITOBA METALFEST0
Mar. 28 Sudbury, ON @ Townhouse Tavern
Apr. 24 London, ON @ Moon Over Marine
NEURAXIS' latest album, "The Thin Line Between," was released in July 2008 via PROSTHETIC RECORDS. The CD was recorded by Jeff Fortin (ANONYMOUS) and features guest vocals from Luc Lemay (GORGUTS), as well as artwork by Dennis Sibejin (CHIMAIRA, JOB FOR A COWBOY).
Romanian metal band Satanochio has posted their new music video online for the track "Siberian Winter," which is a Running Wild cover. Watch the video below:
Nashville's Look What I Did has posted the music video for the track "Fade to Daft" online. "Fade to Daft" is a track from the forthcoming album, "Atlas Drugged," due out on Modernist Movement Recordings on February 9th. Watch the video below:
UK's Dyinise has issued the following update regarding the departure of their guitarist:
"Sadly Faz decided to leave the band for personal reasons. We are therefore looking for someone to replace him. Please message us if you can play up to our standard; live experience is preferred."
Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity has posted their fourth studio update video, which can be seen below.:
German deathcore band ANIMA has finished the recordings for their upcoming second album "Enter The Killzone." The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sebastian Reichl in the Slaughter's Palace studios. "Enter The Killzone" will be released the 26th of February / 1st of March via Metal Blade Records in Europe.
The band comments, “From the beginning every member of the band knew that the outcome should be different this time, totally different! After one year of hard work twelve songs were ready, outshining everything on 'The Daily Grind.' These songs will lift ANIMA to a new level!”
The tracklisting for "Enter The Killzone" [cover] is as follows:
03. Loner´s Reflection
04. Cu(n)t & Twist
05. The Man Eater
06. Carnage Provoked
07. Black Night
08. The Omnipotent Torture King
09. Welcome To Our Killzone
11. I Am Sick I Want To Kill
Melbourne melodic death band BerserkerfoX has announced the band’s signing to Norwegian-based distribution label Ovis Records. The label will be taking BerserkerfoX’s latest EP, "King Kong on Crack," to over 1000 digital stores worldwide, including iTunes, Spotify, eMusic, and many more mainstream and underground outlets. Featuring three tracks serving as teasers for the upcoming full lengthdue out in early 2010, "King Kong on Crack" is BerserkerfoX’s second EP; the first being 2008’s "Puppets To The Powers."
For more information on the band, bookings or other related information, please contact Ashish Kumar at email@example.com or at berserkerfox.com.
Violent Journey Records has announced the signing of The Jasser Arafats, a five piece death/thash band from Tampere, Finland. The band was formed in late 2007 and after couple of line-up changes, the band recorded couple of demos and played a handful of gigs in 2008. 2009 The Jasser Arafats started recording their debut full length album and did a small tour through Finland, Sweden and Norway with a Mexican death metal band INTO SICKNESS.
Now the album, entitled "Condemnation," is ready and waiting to be released, featuring 12 tracks of pure death/thrash metal with a modern twist.
Here's the "Condemnation" tracklisting:
1. Crawl To...
3. Empty Horizon
8. Ritual Of Justice
11. Axis Reborn
You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page or the widget below.
The band also has a few live gigs lined up:
12.01.2010 Varjobaari, Tampere (Live Stream on www.mikrofoni.net) w/ Deviant Tactics
28.01.2010 Vastavirta-Klubi, Tampere w/ Deviant Stactics, Blood-Stained
19.03.2010 Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu w/ Kalmah
Brazillian thrash metal legends Sepultura have announced that they will be supporting Metallica on January 30th and 31st at their shows in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sepultura are currently touring in support of their latest studio album, "A-Lex" which is a concept album based on the book "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess.
In this podcast, Dave talks about his new projects: F5, Hail!, and the new album by Angels of Babylon "Kingdom of Evil." Westlake and the Pig play one of the new singles "Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen," off the album. The new album is scheduled to be released January 29th.
Ellefson has also a new channel on youtube called the "Rock Shop." New episodes are frequently posted.