Metal News for January 19, 2009
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31 news articles posted on this day.
AM I BLOOD has issued an update that they've finished recording their latest album, entitled "Existence Of Trauma." Here's the update from frontman Janne Kerminen:
"All the instruments and vocals for the upcoming album, which will be titled 'Existence Of Trauma' are done now and everything came as it was planned. Now there will be a short break to get some distance for the material before the mixing starts. So, later and stay tuned!"
Metal chello and violin trio Judgement Day has posted a rarity track, "Noae Kaedae" (electric version), for free download. Here's what the band had to say about the song and offer:
"This is the happiest song that Judgement Day ever wrote. If you have heard Opus 3: Acoustic then you know the acoustic version of Noae Kaedae but we also have an electric version. We originally recorded it during the Dark Opus sessions but we decided it was just a little bit too sunny (and sloppy…) to fit on that disc. It ended up on the 2005 Norcal Compilation which was put out by Agent Records and featured other bands like Tera Melos, Desa, Audrye Sessions and Overview. We still have a few copies of it lying around. We might be able to sell you one if you want but you could also just download Noae Kaedae, Electric for free here."
Despite reports contradicting reports earlier this month, Jimmy Page's manager says that Led Zeppelin will not be touring or recording in 2009 and is, in fact, "over."
Peter Mensch, whose company Q Prime also represents Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lostprophets and Muse, had told the BBC's digital station 6Music that:
"John Paul Jones [bass] and Jimmy Page [guitar] enjoy playing with each other, Jason Bonham is a really good drummer so why not? We just need to find a singer."
However, in an interview with Music Radar this on January 7, Mensch said:
"They tried out a few singers [to replace Robert Plant], but no one worked out. That was it. The whole thing is completely over now. There are absolutely no plans for them to continue. Zero."
"Led Zeppelin are over," he added. "If you didn't see them in 2007 [at London's O2 Arena], you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that. Frankly, I wish everybody would stop talking about it."
January 12 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album.
Episode three begins at a hockey rink where the girls have the task of slapping a Bret Michaels doll with hockey sticks into goals dressed up as cribs. Right away Brittaney lets us know that had she not pursued a career in porn she may have been an Olympic ice skating hopeful. I guess technically, we are all Olympic hopefuls. More...
Guitarist Andrew Mikhail and bassist Jason Jones of Chicago death metallers, Oceano, were involved in a van accident over the weekend. Both members luckily limped out of the accident with minor injuries, however their van and the trailer that was attached to it had flipped and is need of repair. With no means of transport for the band and their gear, OCEANO was forced to cancel their dates with xLiferuinerx and Through the Fire. More...
Whtimes.co.uk is reporting:
Plans to host a massive summer rock festival at Knebworth remain on track, the WHT has learned.
In November, we reported American metal giants METALLICA were rumoured to be headlining a new rock festival, to take place at the stately home in July, writes Chris Richards. More...
Read the full article at Whtimes.co.uk.
Swedish heavy metal act Hammerfall has posted their new music video online for the song "Any Means Necessary." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming eight studio album, "No Sacrifice, No Victory" which will be released on February 20th through SPV Records. More...
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser recently conducted an interview with Blistering.com. During which he gave his opinions on former Sepultura and current Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera. Some excerpts from the interview can be read below.
Q: Is there any resentment toward the new lineup in Brazil? In North America, it seems the old lineup is that all people want to concern themselves when it comes to Sepultura.
A: "Everywhere we feel very positive vibrations. (Former Sepultura frontman) Max (Cavalera - SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) has played a lot more in America than us, so his point of view was spread much more in the press. I guess that’s normal, it’s propaganda. Max is crazy - he says crazy stuff in interviews, contradicts himself a lot and you can never count on what he says, so I guess people are confused. People can say or think whatever they want, but I wish we could have done without that. We are going to have the chance to go back to America. This album is really strong and the reaction has been strong as well. I’ve been doing a lot of interviews with people in the United States and it’s been very positive. People have to listen to the music with an open mind and ears and not with all the gossip and politics and bullshit. Sepultura is something that is alive. It’s not something that stopped in ’95 or ’96. We create this band everyday." More...
Read the full article at Blistering.com.
California's avant-garde metal band, SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM, have announced the following US tour dates:
04/09 - Reno, NV @ 210 North
04/10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/11 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
04/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
04/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
04/16 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
04/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04/18 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04/21 - Buffalo, NY @ Nietzche’s
Poland's ANTIGAMA will team up with Pittsburgh's COMPLETE FAILURE for the following dates this May:
05/15 - Chicago, IL @ The Metal Shaker
05/16 - Indianapolis, IN @ The 1511
05/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Midwest Fuckfest
05/18 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
05/19 - Akron, OH @ Annabelle’s
05/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
05/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
05/22 - Boston, MA @ Pa’s Lounge
05/24 - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
05/25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Florida metallers, Circle II Circle, have issued the following update regarding their upcoming tour:
"We can gladly announce the first confirmed 18 shows of the CIRCLE II CIRCLE Headlining European Tour 2009 - aptly titled 'Delusions Of GrandTour 2009'"
"Support on the entire tour will come from Denmark's MANTICORA and UK/Italy's POWER QUEST. " More...
California's Lewd Acts have just finished their debut full length album to be released through Deathwish records. They recorded with Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios. Lewd Acts are on tour now with Graf Orlock. The dates are as follows:
01/20 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Graf Orlock
01/21 - Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi w/ Graf Orlock
01/22 - Greensboro, NC @ Square One w/ Graf Orlock
01/23 - Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox w/ Graf Orlock
01/24 - Atlanta, GA @ PS Warehouse w/ Graf Orlock
01/25 - Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
01/27 - Mountain Home, AR @ Brickyard
01/28 - Tulsa, OK @ Pinkeye
01/29 - Fort Worth, TX @ Exploding House
01/30 - San Antonio, TX @ Warhol
01/31 - Tucson, AZ @ Gnarwhal House w/ Graf Orlock
02/01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
02/06 - Escondido, CA @ Esco House w/ Graf Orlock
02/07 - Berkeley, CA @ Gilman w/ Graf Orlock and Dangers
02/08 - Oakland, CA @ Harjit's House w/ Graf Orlock, Dangers, and Punch
Belgium hardcore band, Rise and Fall, will be recording with Kurt Ballou in March. This will be their first full length since "Into Oblivion," which came out in 2005. They will also be playing some shows on the East Coast following that recording session. Tour dates will be announced soon.
Boston metallers, Doomriders, will be recording their first full length since their 2005 release, "Black Thunder," in February with Kurt Ballou.
Doomriders recently won the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Local Metal/Hardcore Act
German/Greek metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY - who were recently joined by new guitarist Constantine (DESCENDING, ex-NIGHTRAGE) - will be releasing their new album, Fireangel, on May 20th via Massacre Records.
Italian metal band, Elvenking, have announced the following spring tour dates:
03/22 - Thunderoad – Codevilla - PV (IT) – Secret Sphere 10 years party
03/27 - The rock Temple - Kerkrake (NL)
03/28 - Treibsand, Lubeck (DE)
04/10 - Stonehenge, Arcole - VE (IT)
04/16 - Pit’s Kneipe, Hachenburg (DE)
04/17 - Metal Inferno Festival, Paderborn (DE)
05/29 - Exit Chmelnice Music Hall, Prague (CZ)
05/30 - Faval Music Circus, Brno (CZ)
08/13-15 – Summer Breeze festival, Dinkelsbuehl (DE)
German power metal band, Symphorce, have issued the following update:
"After we took our time to re"phorce" our batteries and think about our future we are ready more than ever to make our next album the possibly best SYMPHORCE album ever. For a couple of months now, the songwriting core of SYMPHORCE, Cede-Marcus-Andy, has come up with some great songs, melodies, hitwonders, chartbreakers, stripsongs, ...whatever you might wanna call it" More...
Australian band The Eternal has announced the following tour dates:
2/21/09 - Australia - Adelaide - Enigma Bar w/ Universum, Black Orchid & Saeturnum
4/8/09 - Belgium - Antwerpen - De Rots w/ Marche Funebre
4/9/09 - Netherlands - Leeuwarden - Mukkes w/ Marche Funebre
4/10/09 - Netherlands - Tilburg - Little Devil w/ Marche Funebre
4/11/09 - Germany - Datteln - Raz4U w/ Dawn of Destiny + Marche Funebre
4/12/09 - Netherlands - Amsterdam - The Cave w/ Marche Funebre
4/13/09 - Belgium - Gent - The Frontline w/ Marche Funebre + Dandelion Wine
4/17/09 - Finland - Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo - Firebox Metal Fest w/ Katatonia
4/24/09 - Hungary - Budapest - After Music Club w/ Neverland
4/25/09 - Hungary - Szeged - Garaboncziás w/ Libra, Sentio Ergo Sum, Sollen, Teurgia
5/8/09 - USA - Texas - Dripping Springs - Thunder Of The Gods Festival
Danish metal band, Hatesphere, have announced a headlining European tour entitled, "Alive And Dressed To The Nines Tour." The tour dates are as follows:
04/02 - K17, Berlin, Germany
04/03 - Martys Club, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
04/04 - DK Serikova, Plzen, Czech Republic
04/05 - Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
04/06 - Orto Bar, Ljubljana, Slovenia
04/07 - Viper Room, Wien, Austria
04/08 - Bergwerk, Millstatt, Austria
04/09 - Salzhof, Freistadt, Austria
04/11 - Easter Metal Meeting, Essen, Germany (w. Gojira)
04/12 - Juze, Oettingen, Germany
04/13 - Motorship Stubnitz, Rostock, Germany
04/14 - Logo, Hamburg, Germany
04/15 - Roxy, Flensburg, Germany
04/16 - Posten, Odense, Denmark
04/17 - Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark
04/18 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
04/24 - Dachstock Reitschule, Bern,Switzerland
04/25 - Salzhaus, Wintertur, Switzerland (w. Gojira)
04/26 - Backstage, Munchen, Germany
04/27 - Nachtleben, Frankfurt, Germany
04/29 - Klangstation, Bonn, Germany
04/30 - Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Swedish metal act In Flames has announced that drummer Daniel Svensson will be available for a live chat with fans on Tuesday, January 20th at 15:30 CET. The chat will take place at the Swedish MSN chat website.
Ibex Moon Records has issued the following press release about Thornafire working on a new album:
"Chilean death metal warriors Thornafire are preparing to enter the studio on February 2nd to record their sophomore album for Ibex Moon Records, Vorax Deconstruction. Two years in the works, the follow up to the monumentally monolithic Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation is sure to be another Metal of Death tour de force. The act has captured the true spirit of a Southern American death metal style that worships at the altar of the ancient ones and takes it cues from the likes Morbid Angel, Krisiun, (early) Sepultura, and Pentagram (Chile), while putting its own unique spin on the genre.
Following the release of Vorax Deconstrucción, Thornafire will embark on its first ever U.S. tour in July with the legendary Monstrosity and Missouri's Torn the Fuck Apart. The band's storied live performance is not to be missed. Says guitarist Victor Mac-Namara, "We are preparing our axes and will work to annihilate the stage each night. We are very anxious to showcase our death metal coming from the Hell of South America!"
Philadelphia thrash act Rumpelstiltskin Grinder has completed work on their new album and is currently streaming all the songs at this location. The album is titled "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest" and the track listing is as follows:
1. Nothing Defeats The Skull
2. Graveyard Vandalization
3. Brainwasher C 1655
4. Fiends in the Mountain, Ghouls in the Valley
6. Traitor's Blood
7. Beware the Thrash Brigade
8. Sewers of Doom (Dethroning the Tyrant 0art 1)
9. Darkness Never Ending (Dethroning the Tyrant part 2)
10. Revolution of Underground Legions (Dethroning the Tyrant Part 3)
Florida based black metal band Kult Ov Azazel has issued the following statement:
"The release date for Destroying The Sacred has been delayed until June. We were informed from Arctic Music that the North American distributor has refused to distribute the album due to the cover art. This is the not the first time we have encountered problems likes this with our releases be it the graphic or lyrical content. We have already remedied the situation with a slip insert that will go over the cover art and the only real setback is that the original release date has been pushed back.
The good news however is we have streamed another new track on the Kult ov Azazel MySpace page. The song is Storm The Gates and is track 4 on the forthcoming album. We have also confirmed participation on a Venom tribute split with Teratism. This split vinyl release will be titled In League With Satan and released through Negativity Records with a limited run of 666 copies. We are also working on putting together a CD/DVD release to be released later in the year through Arctic Music."
The dates for Italy's Gods of Metal Festival 2009 have been confirmed. The official festival website issued the following statement:
"With as yet unannounced, heavy metal superstars lined up to headline Gods Of Metal over the weekend of Sat 27 & Sun 28 June 2009 its sure to be rocking. Past headliners include Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judas Priest and Guns N' Roses, so expect some heavy hitters. With 2 stages and lots of bands performing, Gods Of Metal will be the ONLY festival to see some of the best heavy rock on the planet in 2009!"
Danish metal act Iron Fire has announced that Marc Masters has joined the group as the new full time guitarist. The band is also currently streaming samples from their album "To The Grave" at this location.
German black metal band Secrets Of The Moon has issued the following update about the recording of their new album:
"I am proud to tell you guys that the writing process on 'Privilegivm' is almost finished. the album in its amplitude is quite a maze at the moment and we are currently trying to find the way out. We are perplexed... like mr. perdurabo used to say in his famous last words.
There is one more song added to the prior posted list and its name is "sulphur pulse". we will record a cover song of a well-known band as well, so there is plenty of material to be recorded with a running time of approx. 80 minutes.
Moreover there are some festival shows to be confirmed and new websites will be launched sooner or later. So there is a lot to come.
love. blasphemy. respect."
The 2009 Wacken Open Air Festival official website has been updated with the following announcement:
"Testament - one of the founding fathers of Thrash Metal will be at the Wacken Open Air again. Chuck Billy and his crew, who released their new album “The Formation Of Damnation” in 2008, will prove at the 20th anniversary festival once more that they still belong to the spearhead of the movement after almost 25 years."
Xtreem Music has released a new free compilation for download, entitled "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." The compilation showcases some of the label's most recent and upcoming material. The complete "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." tracklisting is as follows:
1. Necronomicon - Magic Forest
2. Kataplexia - Life Under Earth
3. Putrevore - Obscene Devourment
4. Death Over Threat - Insane
5. Mental Demise - Drowning in to the Mental Demise
6. Gothmog - The Awakening of Lord Strigoi
7. Deathevokation - Rites of Desecration
8. Anal Nosorog - Carpathian Swime + Mandavoshka + Nuclear Winter
9. Psychobolia - Androgynous
10. Demigod - Not Dead Enough
11. Aggression - New Born War
12. Hellwitch - Opiatic Luminance
13. Gorezone - Control Us
14. Yskelgroth - Ascension to the Naught
15. Obscene Gesture - Tear you Apart + Losing my Mind + Don't Matter
16. Disgorge - Pest.Blood.Metal
17. Kronos - The Road Of Salvation
18. Korgull The Exterminator - Devoted to Death
19. Thanatology - Del 51 al 25 + La Clinica de lo Grotesco
20. Merciless - Command to Kill
21. Hour of Penance - Shreds Of Martyr
German death metal band Dying Humanity will hit the Fortefortissimo Studio in Coburg from February 13th - 27th to record their new album, which is expected to be released around May. In the meantime, you can check the band out on their MySpace page.
DISBELIEF has announced a string of tour dates through Germany. Here are the latest:
18.04.09 DE-Annaberg - Bucholz, Alte Brauerei
19.04.09 DE-Berlin, K17
24.04.09 DE-Buchen (BW), Frankenlandhalle (Release-Party)
25.04.09 DE-Osnabrück, JUZ
01.05.09 DE-Hauzenberg, Walpurgis Metal Days
07.05.09 DE-Hamburg, Logo
08.05.09 DE-Kiel, Die Pumpe
09.05.09 DE-Essen, Turock
22.05.09 DE-Dessau, Legacy Fest
06.06.09 DE-Celle, Rock City Festival
Gallows will tour the UK in May to support the release of their upcoming second studio album.
According to frontman Frank Carter the band, who is busy putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to 2006's "Orchestra Of Wolves," are "fucking excited" to get back on the road.
"I love Every Time I Die, they are the best dudes ever!" Carter told Kerrang! "The shows are going to be great."
A full list of tour dates is as follows.
May 02 Brighton, Concorde 2
May 05 Sheffield, Leadmill
May 06 Manchester, Academy
May 08 Glasgow, ABC1
May 09 Newcastle, Academy
May 10 Leeds, Metropolitan University
May 12 Nottingham, Rock City
May 13 Norwich, UEA
May 15 Oxford, Academy
May 16 Birmingham, Academy
May 18 Bristol, Academy
May 19 Portsmouth, Pyramid
May 21 London, Forum
Tickets go onsale this Friday (January 16) from www.aloud.com.