Metal News for January 14, 2009
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Another Black Day is planning a full U.S. tour this year and have posted the following message about it:
"Thanks to you guys we had a great 2008, we could not have asked for more support!! For 2009 we are currently working on getting a coast-to-coast tour setup with a lineup that is certain not to disappoint."
Details will be released shortly.
Just an update on the email issues we've had here at Metalunderground.com. The web forms' generated emails may be delayed in delivery, but email in general is working normally, as we've moved our email host to an external provider.
If you had sent an email since the holidays that you do not think we received, please feel free to re-send it now. Thanks for your patience in this matter.
NJ progressive metal band, Biclops, have issued the following update:
"The weekend after this coming one Matt and I are going to start the going through the demos and recording the bits that never got finished, or fixing a couple guitar parts that were recorded like ass. I'll make a progress list on PostmanSyndrome.com once we get started."
Disturbed has announced the details for the 4th Music As A Weapon tour. There will be four bands performing on the mainstage: joining headliners Disturbed will be Killswitch Engage, Chimaira and Lacuna Coil. In addition to the mainstage acts, there will be a tattoo and music festival as well. Some of the world's best tattoo artists will be traveling with the tour, including Oliver Peck and Hart & Huntington. They will be joined by some of the top local tattoo artists in each market. Everyone attending the show will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment in advance with the tattoo artist of their choice and get some new ink at the shows. Tattooing will happen as local ordinances allow. There will also be an extreme sports exhibition including Freestyle and Half Pipe from top action sports stars, a second stage with additional bands performing, a vendor village and much more.
Full details, tour dates and on-sale dates will be coming soon. All information and future announcements regarding the tour can be found at the official MAAW web site, www.musicasaweapon4com. The website will go live on January 27th.
Blackened death metal band Graveworm has issued the following update:
"Hey brothers out there....
We are currently working on songs for our upcoming album. We will enter the studio at the beginning of February and new new one will be released at the end of May...
We will present the new stuff at three festivals in may.., the legacy festival in Germany, thesummernights festival in Austria and the Pratteln Z7 Metaldayz in Switzerland.
See you there"
Metallica has reacted to their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with a message on their site:
"Wow... what a great way to start off 2009! We are beyond proud to let you know that we will indeed be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in a ceremony held in Cleveland (Ohio) on April 4th, 2009. As a refresher, it has to have been 25 years since your first record was released to be eligible and while it certainly doesn't feel like it's been that long, we hear that's the case!
"So here's the other cool part. For the first time in the 24 years that the Hall Of Fame has been around, tickets to the ceremony will be available to YOU! The induction ceremony will be held at Public Hall in Cleveland, and if you're a member of the Hall Of Fame and Museum, you can buy tickets in a pre-sale on January 22nd and 23rd. There is a walk-up sale on Saturday, January 24 (that means you have to find your way to the box office at the Hall Of Fame that day), and finally they will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets starting on Monday, January 26th. Met Club members should check www.metclub.com for info about a special ticket sale for them. More...
Swedish death metal band Trident has inked a deal with Regain records. The band issued the following statement:
"We finally closed the deal with major label Regain Records and are going to release our debut album 'World Destruction' on Regain. Release time will be spring - 09. We will rule the earth by the power of will and the might of the Trident!"
Trail of Tears has finished recording their upcoming album "Bloodstained Endurance." The band has issued the following statement:
"We would like to tell you all that Trail of Tears sixth studio album, "Bloodstained Endurance", is now recorded, mixed, mastered and thus completed! The band as well as producer Terje Refsnes have worked our asses off for the past few months and while sitting here listening to the end result we can..t help but feel that we have outdone ourselves and managed to create something quite special.
That's right, we said it! "Bloodstained Endurance", ladies and gentlemen, will be released through Napalm Records in the near future. Exact date will be revealed shortly.
In the meantime, here is the track listing for you:
1. The Feverish Alliance
2. Once Kissed by the Serpent (Twice Bitten by Truth)
3. Bloodstained Endurance
4. Triumphant Gleam
5. In the Valley of Ashes
6. A Storm at Will
7. Take Aim.Reclaim.Prevail
8. The Desperation Corridors
9. Farewell to Sanity
10. Dead End Gaze
11. Faith Comes Knocking
There will also be a limited edition available with an additional song as well as some other stuff. So stay tuned!"
Atreyu has issued the following statement:
"As you probably know by now we'll be playing the 2nd Annual Musink Tattoo and Music Fest this year. We're headlining Saturday Feb 21. There are a lot of great bands playing, a TON of amazing tattoo artists from around the world and a lot of other cool stuff too. We hope to see you there... would be a perfect place to get an Atreyu tattoo too ;) click here for more info"
Paindivision have issued the following update regarding the addition of two new members, Mark Hobson on lead guitar and Peter Hunt on drums:
"The last six months have been some of the busiest and toughest times for the band with recording and releasing 'One Path.' These stresses have ended in some members departing the group to pursue other interests and have also introduced new members joining the fold, ready to kick ass in 09. We would like to announce the addition of two new members who bring a powerful, focused energy to the band, and in early rehearsals everything is sounding great." More...
Canadian heavy metal heroes CAULDRON have run into trouble with the law in Toronto and have been charged with public drunkenness.
CAULDRON singer JASON DECAY explains how they kicked off 2009 in true metal style, "Me and Chris just got hit up with public drunkenness charges for drinking open liquor on King Street West... Kinda sucks, and there's no criminal record, but we both got $125 dollar fines. This is no coincidence! Oh, and we also wrote our new hit single tonite, "Don't Say That You Love Me", to be featured on our new next album. Shit, what a good nite that got shitty!" More...
New York power metallers, Gothic Knights, have issues the following studio update:
"This past weekend we finished the remaining drum tracks we want to release on our next CD titled 'Reflection from the Other Side.' This CD will contain a total of 10 songs, with one song, our dark epic, hitting around the 11 minute mark. We also tracked drums to 5 other songs that will appear on a separate future release. Over the next few months, we will be recording the rest of the instruments and vocals and expect to have our next CD out sometime this year. We want to thank Eric Rachel, the owner and engineer of Trax East, for his phenomenal work and expertise."
Candlelight Records confirms the signing of Denver-based thrashers Havok. The band are currently completing their debut album titled "Burn" which is expected for release early spring. The album, produced by vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez at Dirty D Studios and mixed by Bart McCrorey at Motaland Studios, contains twelve songs from the youthful band featuring guitarist Shawn Chavez, drummer Ryan Bloom and bassist Jesse de Los Santos with Sanchez. More...
Portland melodic hardcore band, It Prevails, will be headlining a UK tour for the first time ever in August 2009. It Prevails will be touring in support of their second full-length "Capture and Embrace," The album be mixed by Beau Burchell of Saosin. Support for the tour comes from Through Solace from South Wales.
Tour dates are as follows:
08/07 - Canterbury @ Northgate Community Centre
08/08 - London @ The Underworld, Metalfest
08/09 - Southampton @ Hampton's
08/10 - Birmingham @ Eddie's Rock Club
08/11 - Newport @ TJ's
08/12 - Brighton @ The Freebutt
08/13 - Manchester @ Satan's Hollow
08/14 - Leeds @ Joseph's Well
08/15 - Glasgow @ The Classic Grand
08/16 - Aberdeen @ Drummond's Cafe
Cephalectomy have issued the following update regarding the addition of their new vocalist, Peter Mestre:
"Cephalectomy would like to announce the arrival of its newest member. Peter Mestre of Thy Flesh Consumed (CDN Records) will share vocal duties with Jason Nichols and Corey Andrews on the band's upcoming release 'An Epitaph To Tranquility.' Mestre performed on Cephalectomy's 2007 single-song EP 'The Dream Cycle Mythos' and was a major asset. Peter will continue to work with his original bandmates in Thy Flesh Consumed who have 3 full-length recordings. Cephalectomy's bass tracks are just being finished and vocals are to ensue very shortly. 'An Epitaph To Tranquility' is expected a spring release."
Norway's viking/black metallers Helheim will be heading to the United Kingdom and the Republic Of Ireland in March along with Taake and Vulture Industries.
The tour dates are as follows:
3 - Manchester, England - Music Box
4 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibber Magees
5 - Cork, Ireland - An Cruiscin Lan
6 - Glasgow, Scotland - Ivory Blacks
7 - London, England - Camden Underworld
US metal project, Shrinebuilder, have just completed their studio album. The album was recorded with Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business) from January 9th through January 13th. Shrinebuilder's debut full-length is set for a summer 2009 release via Neurot Recordings.
Wino (St. Vitus, Hidden Hand)
Scott Kelly (Neurosis)
Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep)
Dale Crover (Melvins).
Song titles that will be featured on the album are "Solar Benediction," "The Architect," "Blind For All To See," "Science Of Anger," and "Pyramid Of The Moon." More...
Reunited New Jersey based thrash metal act Whiplash has posted a new video online showing the band recording their new album, "Unborn Again." The video features two new songs named "Fight Or Flight" and "Swallow The Slaughter." You can check it out below. Whiplash will release "Unborn Again" later this year through Pulverized Records and will include a free "making of" DVD. More...
Alabama christian metal band MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE have posted a live video from a show filmed late last year at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY when the band was on tour with NORMA JEAN and THE SHOWDOWN. The live video is for their track "Faithless" and can be viewed here. More...
British heavy metal band Panic Cell has uploaded a new video documenting them recording their third studio album. You can check it out below. The album is due to be released later this year through Casket Records. More...
Guitarists Silenoz and Galder of the Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR will be participating in the following signing sessions at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15th-18th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California:
Friday, January 16th 2009
- Silenoz: Seymour Duncan Signing (2:30pm - 3:30pm)
Saturday, January 17th 2009
- Galder: ESP Guitars Signing (11:30am - 12:30pm)
- Silenoz: ENGL Signing (1:00pm - 2:00pm)
- Silenoz: ESP Guitars Signing (2:30pm - 3:30pm)
- Galder: Randall Signing (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
The NAMM show is a trade-only event and is only open to NAMM member companies and their invited guests. It is not open to the public.
British metallers, MALEFICE, have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming new album "Dawn Of Reprisal."
"Dawn Of Reprisal" was recorded and mixed by Dan Weller and Justin Hill (ex SikTh) at Fortress Studios London and Timeless Studios London, mastered at 360 Mastering by Dick Beetham. More...
Activision has confirmed that their forthcoming new game, "Guitar Hero: Metallica" will be released in Europe in May, however gamers in North America won't have to wait quite as long as the game will be released on March 29th there. As the title suggests, the game centres arounds the music of Metallica but includes other bands such as Slayer, Alice In Chains and Judas Priest in addition to including new features such as double kick drums and a higher difficulty setting. The game also features some of the most well known venues in the world such as The Stone nightclub in San Francisco and the Hammersmith Odeon (now Apollp) in London.
A DVD chronicling the 2008 edition of Poland's Metalmania festival will be released on March 10th. The DVD features over four hours of live performances from some of metal's most infamous names. The tracklisting is as follows:
INSIDE YOU - "Roam in Darkness"
"Before the Abyss"
PRIMORDIAL - "Heathen Tribes"
"God to the Godless"
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - "The Master Sleeps"
"Escape from Within"
ARTILLERY - "Into the Universe"
MARDUK - "Baptism by Fire"
"Materialized in Stone"
"Limbs of Worship"
VADER - "Sothis"
"Reign Forever World"
SATYRICON - "Now, Diabolical"
OVERKILL - "Necroshine"
"Rotten to the Core"
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - "Panasonic Youth"
"Sunshine the Werewolf"
MEGADETH - "Washington Is Next"
"Gears of War"
"A Tout Le Monde"
Dope has set the release date for their new album, "No Regrets," for March 10th. As previously reported, the band will be on tour with Black Label Society and Sevendust in March. The last reported tour dates can be found here.
California hardcore band Lewd Acts has been in the studio as-of-late recording their Deathwish Inc. debut. Tracking has been taking place with Converge's Kurt Ballou at his Godcity studios in Salem, Massachusetts. The effort will hit streets in mid-2009.
Iron Maiden has announced their first ever show in Ecuador which will take place in the city of Quito at the Aucas Stadium which holds thirty thousand people. Iron Maiden are doing a run of South America this year before heading to the studio to record their fifteenth studio album.
Swedish heavy metal act Wolf has posted a new track online entitled, "Curse You Salem" which comes off their forthcoming new studio album, "Ravenous." You can check the song out by heading to the bands official Myspace page. "Ravenous" will be released in North America on March 24th and will be available everywhere in Europe by February 25th.
Reunited thrash metal veterans Forbidden has posted the following message online:
"Throughout the years Forbidden has had many great players contributing to the music. In 2008 we came together for the first time in 12 years for a short re-union tour that included Russ Anderson on vocals, Craig Locicero and Glen Alvalais on guitar, Matt Camacho on bass, Mark Hernandez and the Great Gene Hoglan on drums. Even Paul Bostaph sat in for three shows. Of course we will never forget all of the amazing work that Tim Calvert and Steve Jacobs brought to the table even though they could not be a part of this re-union. Everyone was equally invaluable through out the History of Forbidden, though the core of the band on every record has always been Russ, Matt and Craig.
"After the shows were completed in 2008, four of us were motivated and inspired enough to start working together closely and create music once again. A conscious decision was made to continue moving forward and write a new Forbidden album, our first in 13 years! After many conversations and soul searching we decided on the following line up to accomplish this...
"We would like to proudly announce that the line up for this album and all of our up coming shows are, Russ Anderson, Craig Locicero, Steve Smyth, Matt Camacho, and Mark Hernandez. That being said, the re-union is now over and the future of Forbidden has begun.
Mark and Steve are officially members of Forbidden! More...
"For Lies I Sire," My Dying Bride's tenth studio album, is set for release March 23, 2009 and consists of none songs of crushing doom, recorded & mixed at Futureworks in Manchester, UK, with long-time producer Mags throughout the second half of 2008. It is the band’s first album since re-signing to long-time home Peaceville Records.
This album is the follow-up to 2006’s hit, "A Line Of Deathless Kings," and is the first studio album with new members Dan Mullins on drums, Lena Abe on bass, and violin/keyboard player Katie Stone. 2008 has seen a successful year for the band, having released their live CD/DVD "An Ode to Woe," plus their high profile "Unholy Trinity" shows re-uniting the "Peaceville three" (Paradise Lost, Anathema and My Dying Bride).
The Berzerker and The Amenta will be doing a co-headlining show in Sydney at the Gaelic Club on January 30th and both bands has announced that their sets will be filmed for future DVD releases. The DVD's will be professionally filmed and are expected to be released next year.
French death metal act Gojira has announced a headlining tour of the United Kingdom which will kick off in March. No word yet on who will be supporting them.
The tour dates:
10 - Leeds, UK - Cockpit
11 - Birmingham, UK - Barfly
12 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
13 - Sheffield, UK - Corperation
14 - Dublin, UK - Academy
15 - Belfast, UK - Lime Light
17 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
18 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
19 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood rooms
20 - Oxford, UK - Zodiac
21 - Bristol, UK - Academy 2
22 - London, UK - Underworld
24 - Colchester, UK - Arts Centre
According to Poison frontman Bret Michaels, Def Leppard and Poison will be heading out on a tour of North America this summer. This news comes as a surprise to many considering that last year the bands engaged in a war of words with each other. More details will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley has posted the following message online:
"As of January 12th, we have officially begun writing the new record. Well let me rephrase that. Jordan (Buckley/guitars), Mike (Novak/drums), Andy (Williams/guitar) and Josh (Newton/bass) have begin writing and I have just attained a level 23 ranking on Call Of Duty: World At War online. But that's not to say I have not been doing my part as I await to hear the demos of the songs as they begin filing in. I have, according to tradition, thrown myself into a tempestuous spiral of panic, doubt and self-loathing in the face of an impending creative venture that will ultimately shift public opinion of me to one extreme or another independent of my own faculties to control it. And still we do it for the kids. The irony. We will be taking a brief hiatus from the writing to play Poughkeepsie, New York; Plains, Pennsylvania; and Worcester, Massachusetts on January 29th - 31st, then again between February 16th - March 4th to play shows in New Zealand and Australia before heading to the studio in California on April 1st."
Norwegian black metal legends Satyricon has posted the following message online:
"Today The Age Of Nero came out in North America through our new US label, Koch. On Thursday we play the first show in America since 2004 and to say that we are excited about coming back after all these years is an understatement of dimensions! We have Japan, Australia and New Zealand dates coming up from mid March on, a Nordic tour in April and early May, two shows in Greece in May and indoor festivals later that month in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Bring it on!"
Satyricon will tour North America as the main support to Cradle Of Filth, also on the bill will be SepticFlesh. The tour dates are as follows:
15 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
16 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
17 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
18 - Qubec City, QC - Capitol Theatre
20 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
21 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
23 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
24 - Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
25 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
26 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
27 - The Gothic - Denver, CO
28 - The Gothic - Denver, CO
30 - Macewan Hall - Calgary, AB
31 - Edmonton Events Center - Edmonton, AB
2 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
3 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
4 - Roseland - Portland, OR
10 - The Grand Ballroom At the Regency Center - San Francisco, CA
11 - The Music Box at Fonda - Hollywood, CA
12 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA
13 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
14 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
16 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
17 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
18 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
20 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
21 - The Club - Orlando, FL
22 - Club Cinema - Pompano Beach, FL
24 - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
25 - Norva - Norfolk, VA
26 - Rams Head - Baltimore, MD
27 - Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
28 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Reunited heavy metal act Spineshank has posted a video online showing the band working on new songs in the studio. You can check it out below.
Spineshank reunited in September of last year with lead singer Jonny Santos, who had previously left the group in 2004 and would go on to form Silent Civilian. The band are currently recording songs for a new studio album which they hope to release later in the year. More...