Metal News for January 2, 2010
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Pennsylvania's Beyond Fallen has issued the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:
"Beyond Fallen is pleased to announce our newest member of the band - guitarist Butch Frable! Butch comes to the band with a ton of experience, and talent. He's a perfect fit for the band, and is currently writing new material for the next Beyond Fallen release. Let's all extend a big heavy metal welcome to Butch as he becomes part of the Beyond Fallen family and joins us on our next journey as a band. Here's a quick note from Butch below...
"When I was approached by the guys about the possibility of an opening in Beyond Fallen for me, I jumped at the chance, and immediately said 'I would be HONORED', and without hesitation I said yes... Beyond Fallen to me is the pinnacle of what metal is, and should be, honest, real, powerful music... no BS, no autotune, no sellout... Just real metal, made by real people...
"About Me... I guess you can say I am an experienced guitarist, I have played in way too many cover bands in NEPA, and have had the occasion to play alongside Joe in his band Anger Reign for a stint... I am most known as the former guitarist for, Graphic Violence, a PA thrash metal powerhouse, that was produced by Overkill, and Anthrax producer, Carl Canedy... I am also one half of the black metal recording act, Existentialism... More...
German metallers Destruction have issued the following statement about their recently canceled tour dates in Australia:
"Australian cancellation by the promoter! As we did get some nasty letters & silly fuck you statements, here is the e-mail of Nik from Just Say Rock that proofs that the band never canceled the tour. It was JSR that stopped the whole OZ tour:
"Quote e-mail from: firstname.lastname@example.org Betreff: TERRIBLE NEWS/DECISION Datum: 19. November 2009 05:58:22 MEZ An: email@example.com
"'Hi Joerg/Schmier It is with my deepest sorrow and regret that I have to inform all at Twisted Talent and Destruction that the Board and owners of Just Say Rock have made a tough decision. Due to a drastic slow down of sales for Screamfest Australia and excessive poor sales for the Destruction side shows; The board of Just Say Rock cannot afford to bring Destruction down to Australia for the festival and other shows. I literally fought tooth and nail and tried everything in order to persuade them not to make this decision. However, I am not the owner and I do not fund the company, which was pointed out to me. More...
The Haunted has been confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Putte I Parken festival, set to take place July 28 - 31, 2010 in Karlskoga, Sweden. The exact time and date will be announced soon. For more information on the festival, visit www.putteiparken.se.
Norwegian metallers Einherjer have issued the following update about recording a new album:
"2009 has been a good year for Einherjer. We did some great festivals with Wacken Open Air as the definitive highlight. We got great response and we had a great time. We also spent most of 2009 to write new material and now it's time to bring to the production to the next phase. Einherjer will enter Studio Borealis in January to start recording the new, yet untitled, album. This will be our first album in 7 years. The last Einherjer album was Blot, released by Tabu Recordings in 2003."
Throne of Malediction has posted footage online of their performance of the cover song "Bloodlust & Perversion" by Carpathian Forest. The video clip, which can be viewed below, was recorded at the Dragon's Den in Kalispell, Montana on January 1st, 2010.
Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following year end update:
"We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and a rocking 2010. A lot has happened in 2009, of course the release of our latest album ‘For Moments Never Done’ in September, for which we have received nothing but very good reviews all over the world. In October we played our very first acoustic gig in Belgium, which we enjoyed so much that we decided to do this more often. Also were we invited at ‘Aardschok Kink FM’ on national radio, we played live on the air.
"Drummer Tommy White started having health problems, which forced the band to look for a temporary replacement for the last two live shows in 2009. Eelco van der Meer from the band ‘Ethereal’ occupied the drum seat and did a marvelous job. Although still not fully recovered, Tommy is hoping to be able to play with the band again very soon. We have started writing new songs as we do not want to wait another 8 years to release an album. It is too early to tell anything about them yet but we have a lot of ideas, which we hopefully can turn into great songs."
Germany's Paradox has issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist Kai Pasemann and drummer Roland Jahoda:
"Dear Fans, we are sorry to inform you, that we had to split with Kai Pasemann (Guitar) and Roland Jahoda (Drums). We had no choice, because we found out we have a different view on how to reach our goals. We thank Kai & Roland for the years they stayed with us and wish them all the best in their future!
"Skilled Lead guitarists and drummers, who want to work with us professionally on a long term contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org In February 2011 we plan to release our new album for the 25th anniversary of the band. Paradox is still alive!
Greek metallers Daylight Misery have issued the following update about releasing their debut album:
"Happy new year! First of all we would like to inform you that there is a new Myspace page up made by Derz.oth Design. Our debut album, 'Depressive Icons' will be out soon and you can check out the front cover artwork designed by the mighty Travis Smith. Stay tuned for the official release date and keep in mind that you can order it directly from us.
"Furthermore, we would like to remind you that we're gonna share the stage with the Greeks Shattered Hope / Elysion and Draconian from Sweden at An Club on January 9th 2010 and this is the best way to start the new decay so we would like to see you all there! Finally, there is a new member in the Daylight Misery family. As it is known, the drums for the album have been recorded by Seraph of Dark Fortress but from now on, our new drummer is Called Yiannis Filippaios and he is also the founder / vocalist and drummer of the higly respected Doom / Death Metal band Decemberance."
The Depressive Icons track listing is as follows:
2. Meadows Of Desire
3. Depressive Icons
6. Endless Fairytale
7. Stealing Flowers From A Grave
8. Soul Embraced
9. Mind Games
Swedish metal act Assailant has issued the following update about streaming three new songs online via their MySpace page for a limited time:
"It is with great joy we now give you three new songs. 1. My Hate Remains 2. Shades of Grey 3. The End
"They will be online for a couple of days, so make sure you get a chance to check out. Just wanna say that they are only pre-productions, they will be altered some when we enter the studio for real. "
Sweden's Hostile Cell has issued the following update about the release date for their new album:
"Howdy, the new Hostile Cell album, titled 'The Deafening' will be released worldwide on April 6th through Coreshot Productions with distribution through Plugged Records Distribution. It will be available in physical and digital form right from the start We will let you know when you can reserve your copy!"
Hostile Cell has also posted a video clip of their performance of the new song "Reanimation," which can be viewed below. More...
German metallers Jack Slater have issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist and drummer:
"With the new year getting started, it's time to present you some line-up changes for 2010. We wouldn't be Jack Slater if we wouldn't mix it up a little now and then, now would we? The mercenary year for Robert, one of our guitarist, is over. He joined Jack Slater a year ago, but he said from the beginning it won't be forever. He works a lot and doesn't have the time to play in Jack Slater and his other two bands, so he helped us out in 2009, and we are very thankful for that. Robert is a really nice guy with a tremendous talent as a guitarist. We are very happy to have played a year with him and he had a great impact on our soon to be released 4th album 'Extinction Aftermath.' In the future he will however join us for some concerts here and there, but not every single one. So he is not gone forever, but will not be present every time you see Jack Slater live on stage. Right now we are not looking for someone to replace him. However, if you feel like you would be a perfect fit, you can apply, maybe you will change our mind on that topic?
"David, our drummer, is moving to Berlin right now to follow his girlfriend over there. You can't challenge love, so there is no point in trying to make him stay, hehe. This young talented drummer will sure mix up the berlin music scene quite a bit, so look out for this charming drum machine. He will play his last two concerts with Jack Slater in Leipzig and on the Winternachtstraum Festival 2010 in February. More...
Japanese metallers Sigh have issued the following year end recap:
"2009 was a good year for us. We spent most of the time on the new album 'Scenes from Hell' and I guess it's worth it. The appearance at MDF in May was a great experience for sure. 2010 is going to be even more killer. 'Scenes from Hell' will be finally unleashed on Jan. 19th via The End Records. Also 'Infidel Art' triple-gatefold LP and 'Ghastly Funeral Theatre' LP will be out any time soon via The Crypt.
"Later 2010, 'Scorn Defeat' quadruple (!) LP and 'Hail Horror Hail' LP will be released also via The Crypt, and hopefully a few more re-release news can be given out soon. Our first show in Japan in 2 years will be held on March 20th with Genocide, Abigail and Eternal Elysium. The appearance for Brutal Assault in Czech republic in August is already announced, and I believe we can announce a few more European dates soon. May 2010 be the great year for both you and us."
In a recent message posted online, American hard rock outfit Sevendust announced that they would like fans to submit their ideas for the bands setlist. If you would like to submit your ideas for the setlist, please leave your suggestions on the bands Myspace page. The message reads as follows:
"Hey everyone, We re taking a small break to have the latest record mixed and mastered and we re very excited to let everyone hear the end result of what we consider a great 7d record.
"We're starting to think about things to do different for the live shows and ways to spice it up and usually that starts with a set list. After having so much success reading your thoughts on the direction you guys thought we should go in writing the new Sevendust and the helpful response to that blog, I thought you could lend a hand with this. More...
In a recent message posted online, Kreator frontman Mille Pettrozza announced that the band will be performing a special "old school" setlist on forthcoming tour dates. The message reads today:
"Happy new year to all the freaks, fans, friends and supporters! It`s time for a general update so you all know what we`re up to.
"First off: thanks to all of you for making 2009 one of the wildest and most successful years for Kreator! The "Hordes of Chaos" tour has taken us to many places we have never played at before and we were always surprised by the great response in Cities like Beijing, Krasnodar, San Salvador or Guatemala City. Metal rules the planet EVERYWHERE!
"What`s next for us? We`re really looking forward to returning to North America in March and yes, even though I am the kind of guy that doesn`t even celebrate his own birthday, Kreator turns 25 in 2010! We want to make this year a little special by playing a classic old-school set in 2010 with a couple of songs we haven`t performed live in a while. For this we need your help! Check the forum for the vote of which songs we should put into the setlist. The ones that you pick will make it into the setlist. The vote only lasts to February 1st! So be quick! More...
In a recent blog post, new Sonic Syndicate vocalist Nathan J. Biggs revealed that the band will be entering the studio next week to record a brand new album. His message reads as follows:
"First off I better say HAPPY NEW YEAR! If your anything like me then you will be recovering after a good night out! All us Sonic got together at a party held in a custom car workshop which was really cool. Surrounded by awesome company, great food and enough champagne and fireworks to last us until 5am this morning! It truly was the best way to kick start 2010 ;)
"A huge thank you to the support of all our readers for making this the most popular blog on Rockspot. We've really enjoyed taking you with us backstage at shows, on the road, to parties and showing you bits of our life at home. We promise this year is going to be even crazier as we'll be bringing you some exclusive footage and pics when we begin recording the brand new studio album this month! So watch out!
"Next week the Syndicate head into the studio to record their brand new studio album with Toby Wright who has worked with Korn, Slayer, Motley Crue, Kiss, Fear Factory, In Flames, Stone Sour, Ozzy and more!
"Over and Out!"
California based crossover thrash metal legends Suicidal Tendencies has checked in with a message updating fans on recent goings on as well as what to expect in the new year. The message reads as follows:
"Happy Holidays to all! Hope 2009 was good to you and 2010 is even better! Here's a quick update: First wanted to give a big thanks to Affliction and all that made it to the Long Beach Arena on the 19th. Here's a video that was shot by the Affliction crew and posted:
"Last year ended up quite busy and next year should be totally Cyco. 2010 will be a full on year for ST and IG. STarting the year off right, the new vans ST shoes will be out January 1st. Check your local vans store to pick up a pair or two. With two models to choose from, you can't lose with either. Also, on January 27th, the ST DVD Live at the Olympic Auditorium will finally be released. After the new year we'll have complete details on the DVD, more info and pictures of the Vans/ ST collaboration, new info on the upcoming ST CDs and other releases...and of course tour dates. And every month we'll have a preview of what's coming up. We're real excited about all the projects, collaborations and CDs which will be out this year." More...
Connecticut solo metal act Autumns Eyes is celebrating 10,000 album downloads in 2009 by offering the album "The Awakening of the Sleeping King" as a free download. The album will be available for download at this location on Saturday January 2nd and Sunday January 3rd, 2010. Sample Autumns Eyes tracks can also be found at the band's MySpace page.