Metal News for January 26, 2009
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23 news articles posted on this day.
Los Angeles metal band Lizzy Borden has just announced the death of former member, Corey James. Here are the details:
"Our Brother and former guitarist Corey James (Daum) passed away Saturday morning in Nashville, Tennessee from an auto accident. Corey was a Lizzy Borden guitarist from 1989 to 1995; he appeared in 2 Lizzy Borden video’s ‘We got the power’ and ‘Love is a crime’ as well as on the Master of Disguise tour; we were looking for a second guitarist to play along side Alex Nelson and We had a cattle call of guitarist come down to audition. As soon as Corey walked in the room I had high hopes for him. He was a tall, bone skinny kid with long blonde hair and a giant Colgate smile. He started playing and singing away with no fear and gave it all he had, I liked him immediately and so did everyone else. After he was done I told him that we would get back to him after we finished the day, but in my mind I already knew that he was the guy. I called him later that night and asked him if he wanted to see the world and live in a tour bus for a couple of years, he was ecstatic and I could tell even over the phone that that smile would not leave his face while he slept that night… More...
Texas metal band Helstar brought up an important detail concerning a misprint on the booklets of their new album:
"It has come to our attention that the Locomotive Records North American release for the new album, 'The King of Hell,' contains a misprint. The CD booklets and back track listing include the following Bonus Tracks: 10. White Witch, 11. Tormentor (Sins of the Past version), 12. Caress of the Dead (Sins of the Past version). These songs are not on the Locomotive Records CD itself. Only the AFM Records European release was packaged with the three bonus tracks.
"Helstar apologizes to its fans for the mistake, although the error was on behalf of Locomotive Records and beyond the band's control.
On Monday, January 26th, Ron Keel announced on “Eddie Trunk Live” on Sirius/XM radio that the KEEL Reunion has been confirmed for a prime slot on the Rocklahoma 2009 Main Stage.
KEEL, the band that gave you “The Right To Rock,” is back in action for their 25th Anniversary Reunion, performing and recording together for the first time in 20 years. Ron Keel, along with guitarists Marc Ferrari and Bryan Jay, drummer Dwain Miller, and bassist Geno Arce, will be delivering all the hits: “Because The Night,” “Somebody’s Waiting,” “Rock N Roll Outlaw,” “Tears Of Fire,” and of course one of the defining anthems of 80’s metal “The Right To Rock.”
KEEL also announced signing with Maryland-based CHAVIS RECORDS with plans to release a new KEEL CD by summer. Label CEO Bill Chavis commented, "Everyone at CR is beyond excitement about having KEEL join the family not to mention that KEEL is undoubtedly one of the paramount pioneers of this genre of music. Being part of KEEL's 25th anniversary is electrifying!"
“We are so proud to have such a prestigious spot on the Rocklahoma bill,” Ron states. “This festival is the big one that started it all, and was certainly one of our goals when we reunited. We can promise you, when KEEL hits that stage we are going to pack 20 years worth of energy and sweat into our 1-hour show.”
Bullet For My Valentine has announced that they'll be playing a date in Russia this April. Here are the details:
20 April 2009 - DS LUZHNIKI Hockey Arena, Moscow, Russia
Polish atmospheric dark metal band, Cemetery Of Scream
is returning with a new album entitled “Frozen Images.” This album marks the first featuring new vocalist Olaf Rózanski.
Metal Mind Productions has set the release day for 2nd February in Europe and 10th March in USA (via MVD).
The tracklisting for Cemetery Of Scream's “Frozen Images” is as follows: More...
Romanian metal band Empty Dreams are currently streaming two new demo tracks, "Haunted" and "Silent Men," on their official MySpace page.
Black Box Recordings has posted new tracks from the upcoming Dead in the Woods / Diet Pills split CD. Dead in the Woods plays brutal, epic doom-core. "If you took EYEHATEGOD, Kiss it Goodbye and Buzzoven chopped them up and reassembled the parts on an icy mountain-top, the result would be Dead in the Woods," states the label.
You can check out the new songs on MySpace.com.
Canadian metal band Vatican has issued the following statement about signing a deal with Galy Records:
"Excellent news everybody, we finally found someone willing to help us out and release the "SHOTGUN EVANGELIUM" mcd, old time friend Éric Galy of GALY RECORDS!
"We're planing the release of the first Opus around April-May, and we're stoked to announce that we'll boost things up with more live appearances and most surely a follow-up full-length record soon (hopefully!)
"Thanks again to everybody who showed support thus far and as soon as the album will be up for grab in stores or online, you'll be notified for sure!"
London metal band Chaosanct has issued the following statement about auditioning for a new guitarist:
"We've started auditioning, and come next week hopefully we'll be a full band again! So far the quality has been astounding and we're all really happy, one thing's for sure, it's going to be a tough final decision!
"Apart from that, we'll then be looking to get our new recruit up to speed (whoever it is) and putting some more things up for you to listen to. Basically, we're not dead, watch this space!"
The official MySpace page of Peter Beste, who published the photographic documentary book True Norwegian Black Metal, has been issued with the following announcement about an exhibit in Denmark:
"I am pleased to announce that my True Norwegian Black Metal exhibit will be showing in Copenhagen at V1 Gallery. Opening party on Friday Feb 13. Come say hello!"
I Built The Cross has issued the following statement about seeking a new drummer:
"Nevada based death metal band I BUILT THE CROSS is currently seeking a full time drummer for recording and touring.
"The band is currently in the writing process for their debut album to be released on OPEN GRAVE RECORDS later this year. A full US tour is being planned in support of the album.
"Interested drummers should have the ability to play extremely technical and fast death metal, and most importantly must be a Christian. Interested parties may contact the band via the band's myspace page or at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is encouraged that you include a link to youtube video showcasing your ability."
Thrash band Rumplestiltskin Grinder has issued the following statement about the guests vocalists on their most recent album:
"A special thanks to everyone who helped us out with our chant vocals on "Living for Death, Destroying the Rest." The following people helped us with gang vocals on "Brainwasher c. 1655," "Beware the Thrash Brigade," and "Sewers of Doom" : Jeff Smith, Josh Schaeffer, Pip Soret, Courtney Kamp, and Alexis Hole. Also thanks to Rich Hoak for phoning in a guest vocal line on "Spyborg," and Jeff Smith for dropping the fucking hammer in "Fiends in the Mountain, Ghouls in the Valley." HAILS TO ALL!"
French death metal band Hacride has issued the following recording update:
"HACRIDE are putting the final touches to their highly anticipated follow up to 'Amoeba' entitled 'Lazarus' which is being released by Listenable Records this spring worldwide.
"Bass player Ben had the following to say about the recording process and the material of 'Lazarus': “To record at such a well equipped studio as the Loko studio allowed us to go really far in all our production desires for 'Lazarus'. Frank Hueso, who has been producing the band since our inception be it at recordings or in a live situation, really knew how to fill in all our expectations and surpassed by far even all our hopes with this new recording. We are more than thrilled about this new album which represents a huge leap forward for the band. Every bit of passion we have for HACRIDE is poured into this record and we hope the fans will enjoy it. The new album will contain 7 tracks for a total play length of one hour, one track going over 15 minutes which really demonstrates all the hard work that went into the writing of 'Lazarus'. Amoeba fans will not be disappointed because this is a logical step in the evolution of HACRIDE. This being said, we cannot wait to unleash the storm upon the masses and start destroying stages all over Europe!!!”
"Expect 'Lazarus' to be the most solid and mature album from the progressive metal machine HACRIDE, which already made many heads turn with their previous record 'Amoeba', while this is just the beginning, LAZARUS will once and for all show the enormous potential the band has."
Kansas death metal band Continent of Ash has issued the following statement about signing to Deka Records:
"Brutality reaches out from mid America with the Wichita, KS based Tech Death Metal outfit Continent of Ash. This heavy four piece are taking their brand of "Face Melting" Metal to the next level by joining forces with the London Based Indie Label, Deka Records.
"Deka Records, who appear to be building an army here in the states, will be releasing the new full length CoA Album "AVARICE ASCENDING" in stores & online everywhere in early summer 2009. The Jagermeister sponsored group is excited about their union with Deka, and is currently in pre-production for the upcoming album. The band is set to record at Black Lodge Studios in Eudora KS, where artist like The Bled, Coelesce & The Esoteric have recorded."
Rob Zombie has announced that, although his brand new studio album is finished, he will not release it until the of the summer. This is because he wants to focus on shooting his new movie, "Halloween 2" which begins filming in March and is expected to be released in cinemas by August. Zombie has said he feels that releasing the new album soon would make his schedule too busy.
Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of North America this April. Joining them will be The Faceless, Obscura and Neuraxis.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
British thrash band Onslaught has issued the following statement about playing a show with Testament:
"Hi Metalheads... Hope you're all doing well in the new year...
"We're real stoked to announce ONSLAUGHT will be appearing as guests to 'TESTAMENT' at Oxford 'Academy' on Thurs 19th Feb...
"This will be our first show of 2009, as we take a short break from writing the new album.. It's gonna be an awesome night of classic Thrash Metal... and one definately not to miss... Take care / See you at the bar"
Chicago metal act KASTASYDE has announced plans for a 3-week U.S. tour which will begin in late February. The following dates have been released so far:
Feb. 20 – Tornado’s – Cedar Rapids, IA
Feb. 22 – The Cork Club – Fort Collins, CO
Feb. 25 – Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
Feb. 26 – Kathy’s Pub – Rochester, MN
Feb. 27 – TBA – Chicago, IL
Feb. 28 – Indian Berry’s – Bay City, MI
Mar. 01 – The Ritz – Warren, MI
Mar. 06 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Mar. 07 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY More...
Swedish heavy metal act Wolf has posted a brand new music video online for the song, "Voodoo." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Ravenous" which will be released via Century Media Records. More...
Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza hits the road with The Faceless, Arsis, and Misery Index for the "Patrons of Destruction" tour. The tour dates are as follows:
2/21-Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
2/22-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
2/23-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/24-Nashville, TN @ The Muse
2/25-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's
2/26-Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/27-Dallas, TX @ The Max
2/28-Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
3/01-Austin, TX @ Emo's
3/02-Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
3/03-Abilene, TX @ Rose Park
3/04-El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
3/06-Lancaster, CA @ Palmdale Vets Hall
3/07-Victorville, CA @ TBA
Having just announced a pair of Puerto Rican tour dates, the_Network pplans to tour Australia in April into early May with Robotosaurus. Tour dates will be announced shortly.
The official release date for Paria's completed album, "The Barnacle Cordious," has been set for March 17, 2009. The release will feature some guest vocal spots from ex-System Failure/Nodes Of Ranvier frontman Kyle Beneke, who also recently helmed the video shoot for the albums title track. A video for the song should available next month. Nevertheless, a demo of a new track entitled "Circus" can currently be found an the Paria MySpace page.
Turmoil has confirmed their new singer as Nate Johnson and released a new song exclusively through Lambgoat. Here's the announcement from the band:
"We are very excited to tell you that we have our new singer, and his name is Nate 'Everybody's Favorite Band Whore' Johnson. An observant bartender submitted a video of him doing his best Turmoil karaoke at Local Moose Lodge #42 in Ossipee, NH, and he fucking nailed it. Hopefully he'll stick around for more than 6 weeks. In all honesty he contacted us, told us he has been a longtime fan and submitted a demo. He has a great voice, great presence, and most important of all he is excited about the new recording. We've been trying to keep it under wraps since November because we wanted to present the news along with a finished version of the song 'Papercuts' to let it speak for itself, but due to the fact that he lives so far in the middle of nowhere that we could only reach him via carrier pigeon, it took a little longer than we planned. Here it is, hope you dig it."