Metal News for January 20, 2010
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36 news articles posted on this day.
Greek black metal band Rotting Christ has posted a full song, "Noctis Era," from the "AEALO" album, due next February 15th, for download at this location. The song can also be heard at the label's MySpace page.
Guitarist Randy Weitzel of Los Angeles metal band Flatline has issued the following message regarding his departure from the band:
"It was with regret that I quit Flatline. Personally, Flatline was a band of brothers who had their issues at times like any other band… that is irrelevant. I made the decision to leave the band because we were not touring and there was no more label support or any more albums in our future. Flatline’s contract with Stand and Deliver was up, and the label decided not to exercise the option for 2 more years. I have a kick-ass project I am working on with some notable names in the metal biz, including members of Flatline. I have no reason to slander Matt Polena or the label, but would like the record to be set straight. Matt and Stand and Deliver have no control over any part of the current Flatline line-up, and I am proudly moving on in my own metal career.”
FLATLINE released “Pave The Way” in 2008, which was heralded as a breakthrough album in the underground world of metal.
No word yet on who will be replacing the departed Weitzel.
Phoenix, Arizona’s LANDMINE MARATHON have announced March 16th, 2010 as the release date for their upcoming third length, “Sovereign Descent,” via PROSTHETIC RECORDS. The album was recorded at guitarist Ryan Butler’s Arcane Digital Recording Studios, (Misery Index, Phobia, The Funeral Pyre) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Converge, Hatebreed, Dillinger Escape Plan). The band will be touring the week of release with label mates, THE FUNERAL PYRE, with a stop in Austin, TX for several shows at South By Southwest.
LANDMINE MARATHON has also released the track listing for “Sovereign Descent,” which is as follows:
2. Shadows Fed to Tyrants
3. Foul Revolt
4. Cruel Policy
5. Justify the Suffering
6. Steadfast Hate
7. Chained by the Same Fate
8. Flood the Earth
9. Rise with the Tide.... More...
Israeli death metallers SALEM have revealed the album artwork and final tracklisting on the group’s upcoming seventh full-length album entitled “Playing God And Other Short Stories.”
Also appearing as special guest singer on this album is the acclaimed At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg, who shared vocal duties on “The Mark Of The Beast Part 1” and sang exclusively on “The Mark Of The Beast Part 2.” SALEM also covers of one of Bob Marley’s most recognizable songs, “Exodus.” "Playing God And Other Short Stories" was recorded at Harold Studios in Israel and mastered by UE Nastasi at the prestigious Sterling Sound NYC. More...
Richmond, VA’s CANNABIS CORPSE, have posted a music video for “Skull Full of Bong Hits” off of their 2009 EP, "The Weeding (Tankcrimes)." Directed by Luna Duran and Landphil, the video combines footage from 2009’s “Cannabis Corpse & Ramming Speed Do America” Tour with a heady bongload of blood, brains, and brutality.
Now, if there are two things our friends at Metal Injection love, it’s weed and death metal – check out their premiere of “Skull Full of Bong Hits” below:
North Carolina's The Sign Of The Southern Cross has issued the following message welcoming their new guitarist, Ryan Sturm:
"It is truly my honor to introduce Ryan Sturm AKA "big perm," to yall! He's going to be raising hell with a rebel yell on the old guit-fiddle like you wouldn't fucking believe - so get ready to get your faces melted by his six streams of ass-kickery! Now that we've got a road ready crew, we'll be seeing all of you real soon!"
German metal band Commander has posted a new live video online for the song "Vengeful Angel," which was filmed by Hanson at the "Together as One Festival" in Passau. Watch the video below:
GALLHAMMER will be releasing a special edition digibook release of "Gloomy Lights" plus a bonus CD in February. The special edition includes two rare bonus tracks and new liner notes, plus a mail-order exclusive six-track bonus CD. You can pre-order the CD here.
Florida's A DAY TO REMEMBER will be on the road this Spring touring North America on the “Tour Sick” tour. Label mates Silverstein and special guests August Burns Red and Enter Shikari will also be performing. Veara and Go Radio will play on select dates. The tour dates are as follows:
3/31 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
4/01 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
4/02 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/03 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/04 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ SouthEnd
4/05 Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
4/06 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
4/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
4/08 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/09 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre Times Square
4/12 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
4/13 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
4/14 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
4/15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/16 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
4/17 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
4/18 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/19 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/20 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/21 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
4/23 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
4/24 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Conference And Event Centre
4/26 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
4/27 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
4/28 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
4/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
4/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
5/01 San Diego, CA @ SOMA San Diego
5/02 Pomona, CA Fox @ Theater Pomona
5/03 Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
5/05 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/06 Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont East Entertainment District
5/07 Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair
5/08 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/10 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballrom
5/11 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
5/12 San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station Lonestar Pavilion
5/13 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/14 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
5/16 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
Chicago deathcore band OCEANO is heading back into the studio to record their follow-up to their 2009 debut album "Depths." Set for release later this year, the new album will tell a story that promises to open eyes and deliver a more mature experience than many might normally expect. "Expect us to go DEEPER than DEPTHS this time around, and NOT just meaning heavier;" says vocalist, Adam Warren. "This is more than just our sophomore album. It is a great vision to be accomplished when all of the pieces we've worked so hard to create - art, music, lyrics and overall atmosphere - come together."
In order to make OCEANO's vision a reality, the band has enlisted the help of Zeuss to produce the record. Zeuss, one of the most well regarded producers in metal today, has worked with acts like MUNICIPAL WASTE, THE ACACIA STRAIN, HATEBREED and SHADOWS FALL. Known for exponentially increasing an act's natural abilities while in the studio, Zeuss is enthusiastic at the chance to take OCEANO to the next level. "I'm really excited to be working on the new Oceano record.;" says the Springfield, MA-based producer. "I see this as a great opportunity to work with one of the truly talented up and coming bands in the metal genre." Knowing how important it is to extend the band's reach from within their already dominant grasp on the deathcore scene, Zeuss adds; "I look fo rward to pushing the band to their full potential and making them stand above the rest."
Watch the video for "A Mandatory Sacrifice" at this location.
Kerry and Dave talk about being in the "Big Four," King's long-running beef with Dave Mustaine, and their favorite songs to play live in their video interview with Shockhound's "Alive and Killing."
Cello and Violin metal trio Judgement Day will be releasing their new record, entitled "Peacocks / Pink Monsters," on Tuesday, April 13th on itunes, Rhapsody, and every other digital music service they can. It will also be coming out as a special Collectors Book and CD, which will be available at the band's shows. "We are extremely proud of the record and very excited to share it with you guys," the band comments.
Drowning Pool has debuted the music video for their single "Feel Like I Do" on Yahoo! Music. Check it out below.
Devildriver bassist Jon Miller has issued an update stating that he wrote a new song with Joe Boecklin. Here the update:
"Hi y'all. I'm sitting in a La Quinta Inn in ....Lincoln.., ..Nebraska..... Me and Boecklin just wrote a sick song for the 5th devildriver record. We bought these little Line 6 Spider practice amps to take wherever we go when we have downtime so that we can constantly be writing. We seem to write better in pairs instea of by ourselves. The ideas flow alot faster. We just ordered Chinese food and then it's back to work!!!!! We are playing....maplewood.., ..Minnesota.... tomorrow. See ya there!"
Devildriver guitarists Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer recently gave their own tour updates as well.
Victorian band Five Star Prison Cell has announced that they are heading into the studio on March 1st with producer Forrester Savell to start work on their third album, titled “I, Colossus.” The band is hoping to release the album in April, with a nation-wide 30-date tour starting in May. Tour dates are coming soon.
“Slaves of Virgo” and “The Complete First Season” are also going to be re-released in the next few months.
In other band news, you can see footage of their recent performance at the Australian Metal Awards over at Moshcam. And the band has a gig coming up, where they’ll be playing a few new songs:
Friday 22nd Jan @ The Espy, St Kilda
w/ Bronson (EP launch), Death Audio, Landstrum and Nine of Swords
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following update about the band's upcoming tour dates and releases:
"Some Sepultura news for you guys!!! Metallica: Sepultura is going to open the two concerts Metallica is playing in São Paulo - Brazil by the end of the month (January 30th and 31st). Nice. SEPULTALLICA one more time! New A-LEX songs? Yes. SPV will re-release A-LEX in April with two brand new songs. The songs were recorded during the A-LEX recording session but were not released. Collectors out there, be warned.
"DVD plans: SEPULTURA plans to record a DVD in 2010. It will feature live footage from the upcoming tour in Europe (check the dates below). And they might also shoot more live stuff joined by an orchestra. SO KEEP CHECKING FOR UPDATES!!! If you still don't, follow us on Twitter for real time news and info from Sepultura."
Sepultura's upcoming European tour dates are as follows: More...
Devolved has posted a music video online for the track "Fractured," which can be viewed below. The song is off the band's latest album "Calculated." "Fractured" was filmed, directed, and edited by David Brodsky for My Good Eye Productions on location at Ramona Mainstage, San Diego, California.
Serbian metallers Disdained have issued the following update about streaming a new song online:
"Greetings, a few days ago we celebrated our 3rd anniversary as Disdained and would like (once again) to thank all the people & bands that have supported us till date. More news are coming soon including promo video clips, album info & new European Tour dates, so watch out. In the mean time enjoy the new track from our upcoming 2nd full-length album which was uploaded on our music player recently!"
Disdained's upcoming second album will also include a guest performance by Steffen Kummerer of German technical death metal act Obscura.
Sweden's Entombed have posted a live video clip online of their performance of the song "Sinners Bleed" in Chile. The video, which can be viewed below, was recorded on December 27th, 2009 at the R&G in Santiago.
Italian metallers Eternal Tragedy have issued the following update about completing their band line-up:
"Hails metalheads! After a long period passed trying to complete the line up, guitarist Stefania is proud to announce officially the band members' names: Daniele Belotti (vocals), Nico Lagiannella (drums) and Silvio Gattullo (rhythm guitar). Soon there will be updates about the bass player. With this great news, be prepared to see Eternal Tragedy live as soon as the band gets ready on the material!"
Sample Eternal Tragedy tracks are available for streaming via their MySpace page.
Arkansas metallers Living Sacrifice have posted an interactive trailer for their upcoming album "The Infinite Order," which is set to be released on January 26th, 2010. The trailer can be found below.
Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick has issued the following statement about laying down his guitar for a few weeks while he recovers from accidentally cutting his hand:
"Hey Everyone, how many times have you been told safety first? I always felt like I was being nagged, but now I am the one advocating safety. Last night I was breaking down boxes to put in the recycling bin, and the unthinkable happened. I cut my thumb on my right hand with a box cutter (razor blade). Instantly I knew I needed to get to the emergency room to make sure I hadn't cut my career along with my thumb. Luckily I didn't cut any tendons and will only have to lay off the guitar for a couple weeks. If you are squeamish at all don't look at the pictures. Here was the initial cut, at least a 1/4" deep. I feel very lucky that I could take this picture(all is well that ends well), hopefully you guys will take notes from my mistakes.
"P.S I'm bummed I didn't get to play with my brothers at the NAMM jam. I was told no one in Megadeth was playing and decided not to go to that party. Needless to say I missed out on a great time."
Swedish death metallers Revolting have issued the following update about canceling their upcoming release and including the tracks on a separate album:
"The 'Bonesaw Leftovers' MCD has been canceled! We got tired of waiting for the label to release it so we've decided to include this release as bonus tracks on our upcoming 2nd CD for Razorback Recordings, 'The Terror Threshold'! The new album will include the 'Bonesaw Leftovers' artwork that Putrid drew as well!"
The track listing for "The Terror Threshold" will be as follows:
1. Gulp the Blood...
2. The Grip of Death
3. Grotesque Beyond Belief
4. Heads in the Fridge
5. Rise of the Revolter
6. Harvest the Humans
7. Trigger the Trap
8. Bloodthirsty Bitches
9. Destructive Organism
(bonus tracks from unreleased "Bonesaw Leftovers" MCD)
10. Horror Hooker
11. Gorezone Obsession
12. Vengeance of the Nails
14. Grizzly Aftermath
15. Welcome to the Shredshed
16. Bonesaw Leftovers
17. Skull Scavengers
Germany's Watch Me Bleed have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
3/12 2010 P.M.K. (Prepare for Blood - Tour) Innsbruck (AT)
4/2 2010 Kulturkeller (Prepare for Blood - Tour) Gleisdorf (AT)
4/3 2010 Alte Spinnerei (Festival) Traun (AT)
4/4 2010 Komma (Prepare for Blood - Tour) Wörgl (AT)
7/24 2010 Escape Metalcorner (Prepare for Blood - Tour) Wien (AT)
Samples of Watch Me Bleed's music can be found through their official MySpace page.
U.K. doom metallers Esoteric have issued the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:
"We are proud to announce that Jim Nolan has joined the band on guitar. A very fine successor to the recently departed Kris Clayton. We are currently writing and rehearsing new material for the sixth album, which we will begin recording later this year at the Priory Recording Studios. We have shows in the UK, Italy, Belgium and Poland in the coming months. See calender for details."
Esoteric's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
1/30 2010 The Old Bell Hotel, UK Derby
3/20 2010 March of the Fallen II @ The Olden Live Club, Italy near Brescia
3/27 2010 Open Your Mind Festival, Belgium Zomergem, near Gent
5/2 2010 The Asymmetry Festival, Poland Wroclaw
5/15 2010 The Bull & Gate, UK London, London and South East
American power metal veterans Iced Earth has announced that they have been forced to cancel their previous scheduled shows in Chile, Argentina and Columbia. A message from the band reads as follows:
"We regretfully announce that we will not be able to perform at the previously announced dates in Chile, Argentina and Colombia due to circumstances out of our control. We are working very hard to be able to visit these wonderful places in the near future and will be announcing it right here when that time comes."
Sweden's Sabaton has posted the third video report of their time in the Abyss studios recording their upcoming album "Coat of Arms." This clip shows Par Sundstrom laying down bass tracks. The video clip from the recording session can be viewed below.
Strange Flesh has issued the following statement about finishing the recording for "In doG We Lust," their upcoming album:
"At the time of this writing, Strange Flesh will have laid down the last vox and add ins to the final song. Then the band will be in the final mixing stage. The songs on the myspace player are not fully mixed, but there to show where the band is at musically. Thanks for the TONS of cool messages. Were damned proud of this album and the immense amount of work that went into it paid off.
"It's about the song, folks. Where's the song? The band will be vacating for about a week, and if you're in Las Vegas over the weekend, watch out for Strange Flesh sightings. Hotel bars brace yourself accordingly. After we resume in a week or so, the business of getting show ready will start. Got some cool summer festival announcements coming and also back to Florida to do it up proper! As many of you know, we love to....do it up proper! Again, THANK YOU for the tons of messages on the new music. We appreciate you guys digging it."
Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'anno has announced that, while his planned tour of the United Kingdom has been postponed, he will be performing a special one off show in his native country at some point this year. A message from Di'anno reads as follows:
"There is to be ONE show in the UK during 2010 and I expect to be announcing the show's details on this site within a couple of weeks so stay tuned.
"This is gonna be a sort of a special musical event and it is a one off thing, that I only intend to ever play once at ONE show in the UK."
The organizers of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival have announced another blockbuster lineup for the third edition of the travelling hard rock and metal event, including co-headlining performances from shock rock rocker Rob Zombie and nu-metal pioneers Korn. Also on the bill will be Lamb Of God, Hatebreed, Five Finger Death Punch, Chimaira, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches Of Blood.
The latest tour dates are as follows:
Sat Jul 10 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
Sun Jul 11 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Tue Jul 13 White River Amphitheater – Southeast Auburn, WA
Fri Jul 16 Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Sat Jul 17 Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
Sun Jul 18 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
Tue Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO
Wed Jul 21 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Fri Jul 23 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Sat Jul 24 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
Sun Jul 25 Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
Tue Jul 27 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Wed Jul 28 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Fri Jul 30 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Sat Jul 31 Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Sun Aug 01 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Wed Aug 04 Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Fri Aug 06 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
Sat Aug 07 Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake – Pittsburgh, PA
Sun Aug 08 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge – Bristow, VA
Tue Aug 10 Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
Wed Aug 11 Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
Fri Aug 13 Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
Sat Aug 14 Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
Canadian heavy metal veterans Anvil were recently interviewed by None But My Own, during the discussion, they revealed some more about their next studio album, "Juggernaut Of Justice" and how they've viewed their recent success. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:
None But My Own: What would be one highlight from the last two years?
Reiner: "Playing Giants Stadium with AC/DC was a tremendous highlight.'
Lips: "Conan O’Brien…in ten minutes we were seen by more people than in 30 years!"
Reiner: "Five million people saw us in about three minutes; it was a big day for Anvil and a big day for metal." More...
Read the full article at Blogspot.com.
After a 5 year hiatus, Omaha, Nebraska's Analog has reunited and released a new album, entitled "Plan B," a "scorching roller coaster ride of metal, dirty rock, and blues." The 14-song album is available as a free digital download at analogrock.com.
For more info on Analog visit their MySpace page.
This Or The Apocalypse is currently tracking the follow up to their debut album, "Monuments," for Lifeforce Records. Recording is taking place at Spin Studios in New York with Josh Wilbur (Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold) and Chris Adler (of Lamb Of God) at the helm. The group has uploaded a studio blog video documenting the process thus far, which can be seen below:
The 'yet untitled' album is set for an early summer release.
Progressive metal band Periphery has posted an album sampler on their MySpace page. The band has also issued the following announcement about their new singer, Spencer Sotelo, on Metal Injection, which can be seen below:
"Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story" is a documentary film narrated by Lemmy Kilmeister of Motorhead screening at Slamdance on Jan 23 & 26. There’s original music from Suicidal Tendencies, Greg Hetson of Circle Jerks, Redd Kross and Bad Religion, Jason Hill of Louis XIV and Marco D. Leone with additional music is from Motorhead and Black Flag. Writer, director and producer Adam Barker says “From my first day of working with Larry I knew that Lemmy had to narrate the film. There was no second choice. Larry is the overlord of FMX and Lemmy is the overlord of metal. When we asked Lemmy backstage at one of his concerts to sign on I told him ‘there was no second choice…and if he died we’d be fucked.’ Lemmy said, ‘I’d blast up from hell and still do it!!’ True story.”
Here’s the synopsis of the documentary:
Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story is a brutally honest look into life and mind of one of the most out-spoken, forward-thinking, visionaries ever to come out of the motor-sports industry. Larry Linkogle is a world-record holding dirt-bike legend whose off-the-cuff antics and aggressive "never sell out" attitude was the spark the kick-started the entire freestyle motocross revolution. But as the new sport took off beyond expectations, so did Larry’s battles with his inner demons. Both a thrilling recreation of the rise of freestyle motocross and a heart-wrenching account of the demise of the sport's most infamous legend, Mind of the Demon's timeline is told through incredible archival footage, and interviews with every top industry name. Past and present storylines intertwine to drive the film toward one of only two possible conclusions: one of the most unlikely inspirational comeback stories of all time or a nosedive into a black hole of self-destruction. Narrated by LEMMY KILMEISTER
"Mind of a Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story" will be shown at the following film festivals (which run in conjunction with Sundance Film Festival):
Location: Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street, Park City, UT
Screening dates and times: Saturday, January, 23 at 10:00AM and Tuesday, January 26 at 10:30PM
X-Dance: Action Sports Film Festival
Location: X-dance Theatre 272 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, UT
Screening date and time : Sunday, January 24 at 7:35pm
You can watch the trailer here.
U.A.E death metal band NERVECELL recently appeared on the Dubai TV channel Dubai One as part of the program "Twenty Something" (episode 11 on December 2009). You can watch the interview and live performance video below.