Metal News for January 14, 2010
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Cancer Bats will be joining Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, and Against Me! on their Canadian tour. Here are the latest tour dates:
03.03.10 - Victoria, BC, CAN @ Save On Foods Centre
03.05.10 - Penticton, BC, CAN @ South Okanagan Events Centre
03.06.10 - Kamloops, BC, CAN @ Interior Savings Centre
03.08.10 - Prince George, BC, CAN @ CN Centre
03.09.10 - Dawson Creek, BC, CAN @ EnCana Events Centre
03.11.10 - Red Deer, AB, CAN @ Enmax Centrium
03.12.10 - Medicine Hat, AB, CAN @ Medicine Hat Arena
03.13.10 - Lethbridge, AB, CAN @ Enmax Centre
03.15.10 - Edmonton, AB, CAN @ Rexall Place
03.16.10 - Calgary, AB, CAN @ Pengrowth Saddledome
03.18.10 - Regina, SK, CAN @ Brandt Centre
03.19.10 - Saskatoon, SK, CAN @ Credit Union Centre
03.20.10 - Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ MTS Centre
03.22.10 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN @ Essar Centre
03.23.10 - Sudbury, ON, CAN @ Sudbury Arena
03.24.10 - Montreal, QC, CAN @ Bell Centre
03.26.10 - Ottawa, ON, CAN @ Scotiabank Place
03.27.10 - London, ON, CAN @ John Labatt Centre
03.28.10 - Toronto, ON, CAN @ Air Canada Centre
German viking metallers Varg are currently streaming a new song online from their upcoming album "Blutaar." The track "Sieg Oder Niedergang," along with the previously uploaded titled track, can be heard via Varg's MySpace page. "Blutaar" is set to be released on January 29th, 2010.
New York black metallers Liturgy have announced upcoming tour dates in support of their latest full-length album "Renihilation." The currently announced dates are as follows:
1/15/2010 Death by Audio - Brooklyn, NY w/ White Mice
1/16/2010 The Zodiac - Baltimore, MD
1/17/2010 Slim's - Raleigh, NC
1/18/2010 Shantytown - Jacksonville, FL
1/19/2010 Will’s Pub - Orlando, FL
1/21/2010 Capsule House - Miami, FL
1/23/2010 Farside Collective - Tallahassee, FL
1/24/2010 Wayward Council - Gainesville, FL
1/25/2010 *TBA - Athens, Georgia
1/26/2010 Lenny’s - Atlanta, GA
1/27/2010 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
1/28/2010 Red and Black - Washington, DC
1/29/2010 Silent Barn - Brooklyn, NY
2/13/2010 The Hexagon - Baltimore, MD w/ Nadja
2/18/2010 Impose Test Patterns @ Don Pedro’s - Brooklyn, NY w/ Aa
3/06/2010 Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY w/ Naam
3/13/2010 *TBA - Columbus, OH
3/14/2010 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/15/2010 The Mopery - Chicago, IL w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/16/2010 Camp Concentration - St. Louis, MO w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/18/2010 House of Tinnitus - Denton, TX w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/19/2010 SXSW - Austin, TX
3/20/2010 SXSW - Austin, TX
Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy and Pain has checked in with the following update:
"Due the next Pain album pre-production going on already I think it is fair to tell you all that this upcoming European tour will the only one for the new album.
"The plan is to do this Euro tour and -finally, tour the US and South America and of course do a handful of European summer festivals, but then I´ll have to lock myself to The Abyss and complete the next Pain album.
"So we are really looking forward to meet you all at the upcoming Hypocrisy European tour - LONG TIME, NO DEATH indeed!
"Also, the HYPO live DVD recordings in Sofia should be a total chaos ;)"
Here are the upcoming Hypocrisy tour dates: More...
Boston metallers The Red Chord have announced they will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour in support of their latest album "Fed Through The Teeth Machine." Support on the tour will come from Mychildren Mybride, Chelsea Grin, and Those Who Lie Beneath. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
02/11 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
02/12 Pensacola, FL The Vault
02/13 Birmingham, AL 5 Points Music Hall
02/14 New Orleans, LA The High Ground
02/16 Wichita Falls, TX The Hangar
02/17 Tyler, TX Knights Of Columbus Hall
02/18 McAllen, TX The Incubator
02/19 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
02/20 Houston, TX Meridian
02/21 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
02/23 Tucson, AZ The Rock
02/24 Las Vegas, NV Area 702
02/25 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's Pizza
02/26 Modesto, CA Modesto Virtual
02/28 Palmdale, CA The Crossing
03/01 Flagstaff, AZ The Joint
03/02 Albuqurque, NM Launchpad
03/03 Amarillo, TX The War Legion Underground
03/04 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live
03/05 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
03/06 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasants
03/07 Nashville, TN Rocketown
03/08 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
03/09 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
03/11 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
03/12 South Hackensack, NJ School Of Rock
03/13 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
03/14 Holyoke, MA Water Front Tavern
Norwegian death metallers Kraanium have issued the following statement about entering the recording studio:
"Yesterday we hit the studio once again, and stared to record some new stuff. Five new slamming songs Kraanium style is in da works! Will probably be on a split with Condemned Remains and Intracranial Butchery if everything goes as plan, looking forward to this shit! Stay tuned for more slamtastic news from Norways (only) slammasters!"
Samples of Kraanium's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
Greek metallers Nightrage have changed several venues and dates on their upcoming Greek and Mexican tour dates. The currently announced dates are as follows:
2/12 2010 Greek tour 2010 Patra, @Lithografeio Theater
2/13 2010 Greek tour 2010 Ioannina, TBA
2/14 2010 Greek tour 2010 Agrinio, @ Dewars Club
2/15 2010 Greek tour 2010 Irakleio, @ Support 81
2/16 2010 Greek tour 2010 Chania, @ 4 Seasons Bar
2/18 2010 Greek tour 2010 Lamia, @ Secrets Live Stage
2/19 2010 Greek tour 2010 Larisa, Stage Club
2/20 2010 Greek Tour 2010 Thessaloniki, Eightbal Club
2/21 2010 Greek Tour 2010 Athens, @ On Stage Club
2/27 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Mexico City, MULTIFORO TLALPAN., México
2/28 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Cuernavaca Mor, Foro de PIT
3/5 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Guadalajara Jal, Auditorio FEU
3/6 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Morelia Mich, Bar Fuxion
3/7 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Durango. Dgo, FORO ALTERNATIVO LA CUCHILLA
3/12 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 CD. Obregon Son, Salon Chaparral
3/13 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Hermosillo Son, Foro Celaya
3/14 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Toluca, Edo Mex. Venue: Lando Music
Swedish progressive death metallers Opeth have announced they will perform at the Sweden Rock Festival, which is set to take place from June 9th - 12th, 2010 in Solvesborg. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Opeth also have the following upcoming tour dates:
3/30 2010 Cirkus Stockholm
4/1 2010 Lichtburg Essen
4/3 2010 Bataclan (SOLD OUT) Paris
4/5 2010 Royal Albert Hall London
4/7 2010 Terminal 5 New York, New York
4/9 2010 The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
Dark Tranquillity has posted another new song, "At the Point of Ignition," on their MySpace page. Listen to it at www.myspace.com/dtofficial
The track comes off the new album, "We Are the Void," which 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
The band’s follow-up to 2007’s “Fiction” was recorded at (bassist) Daniel Antonsson's Gothenburg Rock Studios and (keyboardist) Martin Brändström's Rogue Music and mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Denmark.
Dark Tranquillity will kick off the touring cycle for the new album in February 2010 with a US tour with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada. Here are the dates: More...
H.I.M. has announced dates for the upcoming North American tour this spring in support of their seventh full-length album, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice," which is set for a February release.
Tour dates are as follows:
Mar. 26 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore @ TLA
Mar. 27 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Mar. 28 Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr. 01 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Apr. 02 Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo
Apr. 03 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Apr. 07 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Apr. 09 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Apr. 10 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Apr. 14 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Center
Apr. 16 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 17 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Apr. 18 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Apr. 20 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Apr. 21 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 23 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern LG
Apr. 24 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Apr. 25 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 27 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
Apr. 29 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 30 Houston, TX - House of Blues
May 02 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
May 04 North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
May 07 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
May 08 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Norway's Pantheon I has posted live footage online of their performance of the song "The Last Stand," which can be viewed below. The video clip was recorded on December 5th 2009.
Canada's Priestess has announced they will be embarking on a string of European tour dates alongside Bigelf. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/01 – Hamburg, Gemany @ Logo
2/02 – Berlin, Gemany @ White Trash
2/03 – Munich, Gemany @ 59 to 1
2/04 – Cologne, Gemany @ Luxor
2/06 – Strasbourg, Franve @ La Laiterie
2/07 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
2/08 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
2/09 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
2/11 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
2/12 – Treviso, Italy @ New Age
2/13 – Milan, Italy @ Tunnel
2/15 – Barcelona, Spain @ Salamandra
2/16 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Ramdall
2/20 – Oxford, England @ Academy
2/22 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse
2/23 – Manchester, England @ Club Academy
2/24 – Wolverhampton, England @ Little Civic
2/25 – London, England @ Underworld
Icelandic metallers Sólstafir have announced they will perform at Denmark's Roskilde Festival, which will take place the first weekend of July, 2010. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Sólstafir have the following upcoming tour dates:
4/30 2010 Ragnarök Festival Rieden/Kreuth
7/1 2010 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Sjælland
8/5 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken
8/19 2010 Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbuehl
The Gates of Slumber has issued the following update about bassist Jason McCash missing two dates of their upcoming tour:
"A quick note in regards to the upcoming tour with Pentagram, TGoS Bassist, Jason McCash, will be missing the first two dates of the tour due to his mother passing on Tuesday Morning. For both Springfield VA and Philadelphia PA shows, Jared Southwick (The Dream is Dead) will be filling in on Bass. Jason will join the tour on Jan 17th for the NYC show and will finish out the rest of the tour from that point on. Thanks to everyone for understanding the situation."
The Portugese Viking/Folk band GWYDION have completed the work on their new album entitled "Horn Triskelion." The album will be released by SMP/Trollzorn Records on April 9th, 2010. The album artwork for "Horn Triskelion" can be seen below. More...
Theatre of Tragedy has issued the following update about live shows and releasing a new version of their latest album with a bonus EP:
"Happy new year to all of you out there! Things are starting to stir up in the ToT camp. We have compiled all the songs we will play for the upcoming shows and have started rehearsals. 2010 will mark some major changes for ToT. Be sure to catch any upcoming shows close (or afar) from you. There will be about 4 more shows on the European tour announced shortly. Hope to see many of you at the shows. We will be hanging in the bar. We are also working on a South American tour for June and some Norwegian shows in Sept/October.
"In connection with the tour we will issue a limited edition tour version of 'Forever is the World.' This will include a new EP called 'ADDENDA EP' and will feature 10 tracks of b-sides, rarities, remakes, remixes and stuff. So all of you that still didn't get your copy of the 'FITW' CD, here's your chance. It will be released early march. For you that already own the album, AFM Records have promised us that when the limited version is sold out the EP will be sold separately. More...
Sweden's Sabaton has posted a second video report of their time in the Abyss studios recording their upcoming album "Coat of Arms." The video clip can be viewed below.
KITTIE has posted a new music video for their song "Sorrow I Know." The song is off KITTIE's latest album, "In The Black" which was released back in September of 2009. More...
Italy's Tools of Torture has issued the following statement about canceling their upcoming tour with Exhumer:
"Tools Of Torture is really sad to let you know that we canceled our presence at the February European Tour with Exhumer because of some sudden employments of Tamoth in his job. We tried to find a solution looking for a session drummer but we received negative replies so now we're forced to cancel our tour. You never know how much sadness and frustration bring us this decision, after also all the precious work done to book the gigs and organize the tour at the best, but we can't do it any other way.
"We apologize with Exhumer (wishing them all the best for the tour!), all the gig organizers, all the clubs and all our fans in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Hope to meet you all in future and make up what we miss."
ARTISIAN has announced that it will be releasing a new album sometime in 2010. An approximate release date has yet to be announced, but the band has posted a new track that will be featured on the album. "Orion" can be streamed on the band's Myspace page.
Virginian MUNICIPAL WASTE have finished the North American leg
of their "Waste the World" headlining tour in December, and are now
preparing for the start of their European leg.
MUNICIPAL WASTE will head out to Europe next week in support of their
critically acclaimed new album, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, which debuted at number
10 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Joining MUNICIPAL WASTE will be
VICTIMS and REPROACH.
MUNICIPAL WASTE frontman TONY FORESTA comments:
"I'm really pumped that we're coming back over to do a proper Massive
Aggressive tour in Europe. I'm also very excited to be bringing a band like
Victims with us. We've been trying to tour with them for a while and it's
great that it worked out for this run. From the shows we have played
together with them in the past, I feel that the Waste and Victims are a
pretty lethal combination. Expect a lot of new songs in the set as well as
a heap of old surprises. Looking forward to this one. See you soon!" More...
Norwegian metallers Den Saakaldte, who recently recruited Carpathian Forest drummer Anders Kobro, have announced that they are canceling all of their previously announced dates booked through TPE Booking. Their other dates remain unchanged. Den Saakaldte's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
3/19 2010 Pitch Black - Niederkrüchten, DE Niederkrüchten
3/20 2010 Roermond-Azienfabriek, NL Roermond
4/9 2010 Helsinki, Dante’s Highlight, FI Helsinki
4/10 2010 KINGS OF BLACK METAL FESTIVAL 2010, DE Hessen
8/20 2010 BARTHER OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2010, DE Barther, Berlin
Norway's Vreid has issued the following statement about performing at the Jotunheim Festival:
"Vreid to headline Festival in Croatia. Vreid will be one of the headliners at the Jotunheim Festival at Mocvara in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday June the 19th. The venue was packed with dedicated fans when we played there with Moonspell & Enslaved 5 years ago, and we hope for another great show this summer night in June. More info at this location."
Samples of Vreid's music can be found at their MySpace page.
Wendy Dio has issued the following health update about Ronnie James Dio, who was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer:
"After a few hiccups between Christmas and New Year’s, such as a blood clot, a trip to the emergency room, and a three day stay at the hospital, we had a quiet holiday spent with family and close friends. Ronnie and I just returned from Houston, where Ronnie had his third chemo treatment, and all seems to be going well. Ronnie and Simon Wright went to see Avatar, which he thought was amazing! He has also been writing more chapters for his book.
"While at M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre on his second trip, he met a DIO fan named Carmen who has been having treatment every other day for a year, and is eagerly awaiting a bone marrow transplant. Ronnie and Carmen have become fast friends. Carmen is a very positive happy person whose existence, like Ronnie’s, depends heavily on music and sports. On the third trip, we also met his mom and sister, whose total support is so important to all cancer patients. They have become part of our family as well.
"The support we get from all of our friends and fans is such a blessing to Ronnie and I.
Ronnie, Geezer, Tony and Vinny will be doing some interviews in the upcoming weeks to be included in the new 30th anniversary Heaven and Hell DVD due out sometime this year. More...
Abigail Williams has issued the following statement about canceling their upcoming tour dates alongside Nile:
"Due to a recent injury to drummer Ken Meyers, Abigail Williams are forced to cancel their upcoming tour with Nile that was scheduled to start January 15 in Baltimore, Maryland. The tour was planned to support the recent release of a deluxe version of the band’s latest album, In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns (released this week featuring five bonus songs, a CD-ROM video track and all new artwork) and the vinyl pressing of the popular record originally released late 2008."
Abigail Williams have also announced that they will soon begin writing and recording their second full-length album which is tentatively set for release by the end of 2010.
After a successful year 2009 including shows in Japan, Russia and all over Europe, DEADLOCK will support LACUNA COIL on their German tour dates. This tour marks a perfect finish for the "Manifesto" album cycle, just to start focusing on the next album after returning home from the trek.
Here are the Deadlock tour dates currently confirmed for 2010. More dates are to be announced.
19.02. LÖRRACH / Altes Wasserwerk (w. Fear My Thoughts)
20.02. BERLIN / Columbiaclub (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
21.02. HAMBURG / Knust (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
22.02. ASCHAFFENBURG / Colos Saal (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
24.02. KÖLN / Essigfabrik (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
25.02. KARLSRUHE / Substage (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
26.02. MÜNCHEN / Backstage Halle (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
27.03. ERFURT / Unikum (w. Anima)
25.-27.06. DESSEL (B) / Graspop Metal Meeting
DARK HOUND has debuted their official music video for "Paint it White," shot while recording at All Access Studios in Tullahoma, TN under the production direction of Kaelin Tauxe in November of 2009. All Access Studios is co-owned by Kaelin Tauxe and famed guitar virtuoso Toshi Iseda.
MetalUnderground.com staff writer Progressivity_In_All, aka Frank Serafine, sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar in Dark Hound.
Check the video out below.
Ironbird via Cherry Red Records will reissue SANCTUARY's first two albums, 1987's "Refuge Denied," produced by Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH; and 1990's "Into The Mirror Black," produced by Howard Benson, on a single CD on March 8. Singer Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard went on to extend SANCTUARY's ambition and songwriting into NEVERMORE.
German metal band MYSTIC PROPHECY mainman R.D. Liapakis has issued an update from their tour with STRATOVARIUS from Paris. The tour update is as follows:
“As it turns out the chemistry between STRATOVARIUS and MYSTIC PROPHECY is great. Every night is a great party with lots of fans coming into the shows. More the 1000 people came in to our show in Paris giving us the most energizing feedback any artist can hope for. It definitely is a great tour so far and we can’t wait for the rest of the dates. So see you soon in a town near you. Until then stay heavy!”
Czech Republic's technical brutal death metal band Godless Truth has issued the following update:
"Godless Truth are now recording a brand new promo in famous HERTZ studio - POLAND. Working with Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski who are known for their great work they did for DECAPITATED, VADER, BEHEMOTH etc albums!"
"In other news, we just recently started to jam with profi bass player ULF GJERDINGEN from Sweden! So finally our line up is complete!"
Expect some studio reports as well as a new track sample in following days!
New York and Texas based death metal band The Famine has issued the following update on their new album:
"We couldn't be more excited about getting this record done. We have spent the majority of last year writing and pre-producing and now its time to make it all come together. This record will be heavier than The Raven and The Reaping in every way and will build on the intensity that TRATR established. Lyrically, this record will almost be an anarchic indictment of what we have become as a world, country, and individuals and the path that got us here. We touched on this on the last record as well. The main idea around The Famine, musically and lyrically, is to set a standard for metal that will stand the test of time the way others before us have. We could write breakdowns and add popular ideologies into our music just as easy as the next metal band, but in the end, there is a reason that you are into The Famine and its not because were so damn sexy."
German metal band Caliban has announced episode 8 of Caliban TV. The episode features the second part of their USA tour with Suffocate, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, and All Shall Perish. Watch the video below
Upcoming Caliban tour dates are as follows:
25.02.2010 - Close-Up Baten - Stockholm, Swe
20.03.2010 - Expo, Coruna
25.03.2010 - Hannover, Musikzentrum
26.03.2010 - Chemnitz, AJZ Talschock (+ Neaera)
27.03.2010 - Kliffrock Festival 2010
19.06.2010 - Summerblast Festival 2010
04.07.2010 - With Full Force Festival 2010
05.08.2010 - Wacken Open Air 2010 More...
Crowbar has announced the following European tour dates supporting Sepultura with Gama Bomb:
03.04. Annemasse - Chateau Rouge (France)
04.04. Marmande - Garorock Fest (France)
05.04. Villava (Pamplona) - Sala Totem (Spain) NEW
06.04. Madrid - Sala Heineken (Spain) NEW
07.04. Santiago De Comostela - Sala Caitol (Spain)
08.04. Lisbon - Cine Teatro Du Corroios (Portugal) NEW
09.04. Granada - Sala el Tren (Spain)
10.04. Villareal - Sala Tal (Spain)
11.04. Perpignan - El Mediator (France)
12.04. Mulhouse - Noumatrouf (France)
13.04. Stuttgart - LKA (Germany) NEW
14.04. Bochum - Matrix (Germany)
16.04. Aarhus - Royal Metal Fest (Denmark)
18.04. Pisek - CK Pisek (Czech Republic)
19.04. Brno - KD Semilasso (Czech Republic)
20.04. Prague - Modra Vopice (Czech Republic)
21.04. Krakow - Studio Cub (Poland)
22.04. Warsaw - Progresja (Poland)
23.04. Erfurt - Centrum (Germany) NEW
24.04. Magny Le Hongre - File 7 (France)
Noregian metal band Dawn of Retaliation has issued the following studio update:
"We have just recorded two songs and they are currently being mixed and mastered as we speak.
In a few weeks we will publish one of the songs as a promo here on MySpace with a brand new profile layout and new photos with the new members. Check back now and then and look forward to the new shit. Its gonna kick your ass for sure!"