Metal News for January 26, 2010
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Brazilian death metallers The Ordher have announced they will record a new music video in February from their latest album "Kill The Betrayers." The video will be for the track "Whipped, Crowned And Dead." The band has chosen Brazilian director Claudio Verissimo to produce the video. The band has announced the clip will be ready between March and April and will be available on the upcoming 10th year anniversary Unique Leader compilation video DVD, as well as posted online.
Brooklyn, NY's Tombs will join Mayhem on their upcoming North American tour. The tour kicks off in early April in Washington, DC and also includes Ludicra and Krallice on select dates. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced soon. Tombs are touring in support of their new album "Winter Hours," which is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.
4/7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club (w/ KRALLICE)
4/8 New York, NY Irving Plaza (w/ KRALLICE)
4/9 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs (w/ KRALLICE)
4/10 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques (w/ KRALLICE)
4/11 Toronto, ON The Opera House (w/ KRALLICE)
4/13 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
4/14 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
4/15 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Arms
4/16 Regina, SK The Exchange
4/17 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
4/18 Calgary, AB Republik
4/20 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
4/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
4/22 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
4/24 San Francisco, CA Slim's
4/25 Los Angles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
5/28 Baltimore, MD Sonar (as part of Maryland Death Fest)
Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis have issued the following update about their upcoming recording plans:
"Hey out there! Sorry, again long time without any message and news from the band. Well, but here I am with a short report about what`s going on at the moment: We had a few problems with the pre-recording of the drums, which is the basic to enter the studio for our work. This should be done within the next weeks (I know, wrote something like that often before the last year) and after that we should be able to have a studio-kick-off.
"It's somehow making me depressive to have a complete album pre-produced on my hard disc and at the moment no concrete date for entering the studio, which is already reserved for the band. But we just can enter when drums are finished and that`s not my cup of tea (sorry for that)...Well, the plans for 2010 for VoA are clear: Recording the new album, doing a few festivals again in Summer (and one or two earlier this year) and having a release in late Autumn. The release then will be followed by a very interesting tour in November/December, but more on that much later as it`s not time to talk about that yet actually. Very soon (i think about next week) we`ll do a relaunch of our myspace-site with some new design stuff, pics and so on will be updated, but more on that next week when there`s more time for that. More...
Walls of Jericho have announced they will be doing a live studio interview on DJ Rosstar's Punk Rock Show this Wednesday night, January 27th, at 7pm PT (10pm ET). The interview will be available as a live stream at this location. Sample Walls of Jericho tracks can also be heard through the band's official MySpace page.
German deathcore act Anima is currently streaming a new song online from their upcoming album "Enter the Killzone." The song "Welcome To Our Killzone" can be heard through the band's MySpace page. The new album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Sebastian Reichl in the Slaughters Palace studios. "Enter the Killzone" is currently set to be released the February 26th / March 1st via Metal Blade Records.
Comments the band: “From the beginning every member of the band knew that the outcome should be different this time, totally different! After one year of hard work twelve songs were ready, outshining everything on 'The Daily Grind.' These songs will lift Anima to a new level!”
The track listing for "Enter The Killzone" is as follows:
3. Loner´s Reflection
4. Cu(n)t & Twist
5. The Man Eater
6. Carnage Provoked
7. Black Night
8. The Omnipotent Torture King
9. Welcome To Our Killzone
11. I Am Sick I Want To Kill
Vocalist Andy Schmidt of Germany's Disillusion has issued the following recap of their recent tour dates:
"Hello, we have returned home well last night after very impressive four days in Greece. Very glad about going through all the wearing 8 weeks of preparations to form this new band. It felt great to be back on stage and to share a good time with our Greek and as I heard Bulgarian fans!!! Thank you all for coming and supporting us! Really really hoping to return soon! Thank you!"
Disillusion also has the following upcoming tour dates:
2/19 2010 Winternachtstraumfestival Arnsberg/Oeventrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen
4/3 2010 Theaterfabrik Leipzig
4/30 2010 Celle Rock City Festival Celle, Niedersachsen
German metal band Lacrimas Profundere has issued the following update:
"We are proud to announce the title of our new record! 'THE GRANDIOSE NOWHERE' will be released in APRIL 2010!"
Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack has announced the release dates for their new album "Of Rust And Bones." The release dates are as follows:
FINLAND: Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / ITALY: Friday, March 19, 2010.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, March 22, 2010.
SPAIN: Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
A Limited Edition CD Digipak will be released in Finland and Germany and will feature the bonus track "Half past dead." More...
Swedish metallers Sonic Synidcate have updated their upcoming tour schedule with the following dates:
1/29 2010 bandit rock awards stockholm, Sweden
2/25 2010 close up bÅten 2010 stockholm, Sweden
2/27 2010 falkhallen falkenberg, Sweden
4/1 2010 rock cafe tallinn, Estonia
4/2 2010 orlandina saint-petersburg, Russia
4/3 2010 tele club ekaterinburg, Russia
4/4 2010 black and white perm, Russia
4/6 2010 dk iskra chelyabinsk, Russia
4/11 2010 rocco club nizhny novgorod, Russia
4/23 2010 Apollo Theater, Nagoya
4/24 2010 Sunhall, Osaka
4/25 2010 Club Asia, Tokyo
In case you missed it, the latest Guitar Hero metal pack that came out last week features new songs from three well-known metal bands: Shadows Fall, Amon Amarth, and Dethklok, stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse. Players can thrash along to "Still I Rise," a track of Shadows Fall's sixth studio album, "Retribution," "Twilight of the Thunder God" off Amon Amarth's seventh studio album similarly titled, "Twilight of the Thunder God," and "Laser Canon Deth Sentence" off Dethklok's second full-length album, "Dethalbum II."
Norway's Galar has posted the new song, "Ván," on their MySpace page. The song from their upcoming album, “Til alle heimsens endar,” which is set for a worldwide release through Dark Essence Records on the 1st of March 2010. “Til alle heimsens endar” was recorded and mixed by Bjørnar E. Nilsen at Conclave & Earshot studios during March and April 2009. Produced by Galar and Bjørnar E. Nilsen. Mastered at Cutting Room in January 2010.
The tracklisting for “Til alle heimsens endar” is as follows:
3. Paa frossen mark
5. Det graa riket
6. Ingen siger vart vunnin
7. Til alle heimsens endar
Braunschweig, Germany based death metal band Forever It Shall Be will release their new record, entitled "Sonic Death Squad," on the 5th of March through Maintain Records and Twilight Distribution. After some delay due to health problems of vocalist Claus Ulka (ex-Misery Speaks), the successor to their 2007 debut "Reluming The Embers" will finally be released. The band has also uploaded another brand new song, "Ancestor's Scorn," which can be heard alongside of the title track at the band's MySpace page.
The "Sonic Death Squad" [artwork] tracklisting is as follows:
02. The Art Of Deflection
04. Ancestor´s Scorn
05. World On Fire
06. Whatever Doesn´t Kill
08. Forever It Shall Be
09. Sonic Death Squad
11. King Of The Flies
12. Funeral Feast
New York's BLACK ANVIL has begun recording the follow-up to their debut album, "Time Insults The Mind." The band is recording with engineer ‘General' George Fullan (THE ROLLING STONES, DREAM THEATER) at Mark "The Animal" Mendoza's (TWISTED SISTER) studio in Long Island, NY. The new album is titled "Triumvirate" and will include the tracks "The Evil Of All Roots," "What Is Life If Not Now!," "Angels To Dust," "Ultimate Reality," "With Transparent Blood," and "Dead and Left." The central theme of "Triumvirate" will be that of "Beginning and End." A late spring release date is expected with more album details to be announced shortly.
Additionally, BLACK ANVIL will take part in the 2010 Scion Rock Fest. This free event will be held on March 13th in Columbus, OH. Complete festival details including line-up and RSVP information can be found here.
BLACK ANVIL are currently streaming "Time Insults The Mind" in its entirety at this location.
Phil Anselmo, the lead vocalist of heavy metal supergroup Down and former frontman of Pantera and Superjoint Ritual, has posted a message online expressing his delight that the New Orleans Saints will be playing at the Superbowl for the first time. Down has also made their song, "On March The Saints" available as a free download from their official website. Anselmo's message reads as follows:
"Unbelievable! We shocked the world! Congrats to our New Orleans Saints, the coaches, the staff, the general manager and the owners!!! Even before this season started, just looking at the roster, I had an insane feeling this year could be THE year! Everyone knows how powerful our offense is, but the defensive side of the ball is underrated!!! Look at the post-season stats!!!
"This has been, and will continue to be a season of destiny... there's just too many parallels to count here, but it all adds up: we have arrived! The Mighty NO Saints have cut the heads off two legends (Warner and Farve), now it's time to decapitate the third; one of our own hometown kids, Payton Manning. BRING IT BROTHER!!!!! WE'RE GOING TO THE F-ING SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!
"As for perfection in parallels, I can't think of any other words more suitable than...
"ON MARCH THE SAINTS!!!!!!!!"
Ahoora has revelaed the cover art for the Iranian metal band's long awaiting third album, “Awkward Diary.” “Awkward Diary” will be out mid February via Washington, D.C’s Iranian label Zirzamin. The album will be available worldwide on CD and also digitally within the major online music stores. Below, you can see the front cover of “Awkward Diary,” which was exclusively done for Ahoora by Richard Baxter. More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week, Eddie from All Shall Perish shares quite a different wall of death experience from their previous one.
“Wuddup, Eddie from All Shall Perish here and I can recall one time we were in Dallas, TX and I called out a wall of death. Everyone immediately spread like wildfire and I was thinking that it was going to be incredible. Sadly though when shit went off I only saw maybe ten kids run at eachother. The saving grace to these kids being too scared to run at each other was watching this one guy clothesline another guy and seeing the kid who got hit do a complete backflip. He layed on the floor for the rest of the breakdown and I was too taken back to keep singing I just pointed and laughed at how incredible watching some WWF type shit go down was. I'm happy to say the guy was more than stoked and actually came and gave me a hug later! Thank you Dallas!”
Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the pit.
Black metal act Cvltvs Mortem, formerly known as Sonic Devastation, has issued the following brief statement about recruiting a new live bassist:
"Cvltvs Mortem has fleshed out its live line up once again, filling our vacancy with the venerable Benjamin Taylor on bass guitar. We're looking forward to wrapping up the recording sessions and booking our remaining time full of shows this summer...stay tuned!"
A drum sampler track from Cvtlvs Mortem's recent recording sessions can be heard through the band's MySpace page.
German power metallers Crystallion have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
2/13 2010 CASINO ROCKBAR A-St. Johann/Pongau
2/28 2010 GARAGE DELUXE Munich, Bayern
4/9 2010 FIRESTORM FEST 2010 CZ-Prag
4/10 2010 FIRESTORM FEST 2010 CZ-Brno (Brünn)
4/24 2010 LOKSCHUPPEN Rosenheim, Bayern
Sample Crystallion tracks are currently available for streaming via their MySpace page.
Japanese doom metallers Church of Misery have announced they will be embarking on a European tour starting in March. The currently announced dates are as follows:
24.03 FIN - Helsinki, Kuudes Linja
25.03 FIN - Jyväskylä, Lutakko
26.03 FIN - Oulu , Nuclear Nightclub
27.03 FIN - Turku, S-Osis
29.03 SWE - Stockholm, Harry B. James
30.03 - tbc
31.03 - tbc
01.04 - tbc
03.04 NL - Groningen, Vera
04.04 GER - Nürnberg, KV
06.04 I - Vicenza, Sabotage
07.04 A - Vienna, Arena
08.04 GER - Berlin, White Trash
09.04 GER - Essen, Turock
10.04 DK - Kopenhagen, Loppen
11.04 GER - Hamburg, Molotow
12.04 GER - Osnabrück, Aley Skatehall/ Bastard
13.04 - tbc
14.04 - tbc
15.04 CH - Winterthur, Gaswerk
16.04 NL - Tilburg, Roadburn
Finland's Azaghal have issued the following brief update about parting ways with vocalist Varjoherra and recruiting Niflungr for vocal duties:
"Varjoherra, who has been absent from recent gigs, has officially stepped down as the vocalist of Azaghal, and the current line-up is: Niflungr - Vocals, Bass. Narqath - Guitars. JLNokturnal - Guitars. Chernobog - Drums. The band is currently writing material for the follow-up to 'Teraphim'."
Samples of Azaghal's music can be heard through their MySpace page.
U.K. metallers Awake have issued the following update about the pre-production for their upcoming album:
"Hello, just a quick update. Pre-Production for the new album went very well. We recorded the new songs over two days at Half-ton studios in Cambridge, and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome.
"The purpose of this was to get an idea of how the songs are sounding before we enter the studio proper. Massive thanks to Bugs (Neil) at Half-ton, sounded better than we all thought possible. If all goes well we should be recording the album for real around March/April time."
Andreas Kisser of Hail! has issued the following update about the band's time in New York:
"For everybody asking, here’s a brief rundown of our schedule in New York. Sunday night, January 24th - after a long day of travel we all made it to town. Tomorrow we rehearse a whole new set for the first time and then are headed to Eddie Trunk’s radio show in the evening.
"Tuesday we’re doing a taping for Sirius Radio and hopefully going to hook up with former Iron Maiden legend, Paul Di’anno. When we heard that Paul was playing BB King’s the night after us we flipped because we thought it might provide the opportunity to play together because we’re all HUGE Maiden fans. He has another gig so unfortunately we couldn’t pull it off. Paul is a true metal warrior and he deserves all of our respect for his major contribution to birthing the metal scene. HAIL! Paul Di’anno.
"Due to his announcement on radio last week, we will confirm that Overkill vocalist, Bobby 'Blitz' Ellsworth, will be joining us onstage for some fun. Overkill have been crushing the scene for 25 years and it is an honor to have Bobby play with us. The foundation of HAIL! is to pay tribute to all the great musicians and bands that have committed their lives and broke their asses to keeping our lifestyle and scene alive and with their 15th studio record, Ironbound, being released in a few weeks, Overkill epitomizes that commitment. HAIL! Overkill. In true HAIL! fashion, we have some other surprises guests and our first east coast date is destined to be huge. You’re not going to want to miss this!"
Alice in Chains has posted a "making of" video clip from the recording of their "Your Decision" music video, which can be viewed below. The "Your Decision" music video can also be viewed after the jump.
AC/DC has just announced they will release "AC/DC: Iron Man 2," on April 19th through Columbia Records in support of the upcoming "Iron Man 2" film from Marvel Studios. The album will feature 15 AC/DC songs, selected from ten of the band's studio albums ranging from 1976 to 2008. Included in the album are songs such as "Shoot To Thrill," "Thunderstruck," and "Let There Be Rock" as well as "War Machine" from the recent "Black Ice" release.
Making its worldwide premiere today is the official "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" video for "Shoot To Thrill" (North America fans can view the video here, non-U.S. fans can see it here). The video features the original "Shoot To Thrill" track from "Back In Black" and was filmed live in Buenos Aires last month while the band was on their sold out Black Ice World tour.
Death metal band MASTER has revealed the final tracklisting for their upcoming full-length album entitled “The Human Machine.” “The Human Machine” will contain 10 tracks and was recorded at Shaark Studios in Bzenec, Czech Republic with Petr Nejezchleba and Pavel Hlavica at the engineering helm. Produced by Speckmann, Pradlovsky and Nejezchleba.
The tracklisting for "The Human Machine" [artwork] is as follow:
01. The Human Machine
02. It’s What Your Country Can Do For You
03. Twisted Truth
04. True Color
05. Suppress Free Thinking
06. A Replica Of Invention
07. Faceless Victims Expelled
08. Worship The Sun
09. The Lack Of Space
10. Impale To Kill More...
Italian metal band Irreverence has revealed the tracklisting for their latest album, "Upon These Ashes," which is as follows:
01. Not One Of Them
02. The Shepherd Dog
03. Hands Of Fate
04. The Truth Mask
05. Echoes Of War
06. Nothing on my Mind
07. Repentance of God
08. Destructive Deviations
10. Instinct of Death
Finland’s HOODED MENACE have completed work on their new album, “Never Cross The Dead.” To be released late March/early April, the tracklisting for “Never Cross The Dead” is as follows:
1. Never Cross The Dead
2. Terror Castle
3. Night Of The Deathcult
4. The House Of Hammer
5. Rituals Of Mortal Cremation
6. As The Creatures Ascend
7. From Their Confined Slumber
8. Theme From Return Of The Evil Dead More...
Canadian heavy metal veterans Annihilator has announced that they are currently seeking a new bass player to join the band. A message from their management reads as follows:
Annihilator is looking for an experienced, skilled professional bassist. Applicants must be able to commit 100% to the band, be available for extensive global touring from April 2010 onwards (valid passport), preferably a resident of Canada, and have touring experience.
The audition “song” will be 'Phantasmagoria' (live version). More...
Heavy metal outfit Fozzy has posted their brand new album, "Chasing The Grail" online for streaming. You can listen to the album in full by heading to AOL Music. The album is out now in North America but recently had it's European release date pushed back to March 15th.
Due to other commitments, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has been forced to miss the band's forthcoming tour supporting Megadeth. His position on the trek will be filled in by former Megadeth guitarist Glen Drover. A message from Drover reads as follows:
"Well, its been quite sometime since my last update. Have been working in the studio with various projects, as well as my own instrumental album that I have been slowly working on over the last year or so, and all is going very well. Everyone is playing amazing and we will also have a few special guests lending their talents for guitar solo spots. So far we have Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE) and Frederik Akesson (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY) who have recently sent me their solos, which of course are no less than amazing. Just wait till you hear what they have done!!!! We have six out of eight songs recorded now and should have everything wrapped up in the next few months or so. Will keep you updated on that soon.
"Also, During the time of me trying to finally finish this album, I will be playing with TESTAMENT on the upcoming MEGADETH, Testament, EXODUS tour In the US and Canada. My buddies in Testament called me up to see if I could help for the tour, as Alex (Skolnick) will be away during this time. It will be great to get back out for a little bit and see all my friends in those bands, as well as the fans, and of course being a part of playing The Legacy album, which has always been one of my faves!!!!!
"Looking forward to seeing you in March!!!!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
South Carolina's Through the Eyes of the Dead has posted their entire new album, "Skepsis," this location for streaming.
The tracklisting for "Skepsis" is as follows:
01. Parasite Throne
03. No Haven
04. Perpetual Defilement
05. Inherit Obscurity
06. The Manifest
07. Defaced Reality
08. Siphonaptera From Within
New York death metal band Severed has posted a live fan filmed video of a new song, entitled "Envision" online at
Melbourne’s Contrive recently announced they will be the support for Devin Townsend on his upcoming Australian tour in March. The tour dates are as follows:
Friday March 12- Brisbane-The Hi-Fi
Saturday March 13- Sydney-The Enmore
Sunday March 14- Melbourne-Billboard
Tuesday, March 16- Adelaide-Fowlers Live
Thursday March 18- Perth- Metro Fremantle
Struck By Lightning has been confirmed to appear at this year's SCIONFEST. SCIONFEST 2010 will be held in Columbus, OH this year across multiple venues.
Fest details as of right now are:
Saturday, March 13, 2010
5:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Visit scion.com/rock for more info.
Cult of Luna has issued the following update about re-releasing their first two albums on vinyl:
"As some might know, Earache have decided to finally release our first two albums on vinyl. Each record will be double LP on gatefolded sleeves. They have been re-designed using abstract photography – still honoring the original artwork and typography. These photos are from the Earache office and we promise to present better glamor shots of these products before selling them to you here in the shop soon!"
Cult of Luna also has the following upcoming tour dates:
2/25 2010 Close-up båten Stockholm-Åbo, Stockholms län
2/26 2010 Tavastia Helsinki
2/27 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä
2/28 2010 Tapper Tallinn
Germany's Disbelief has issued the following tour recap and announcement about posting tour photos online:
"The Hell Goes On Tour with Disbelief, Lay Down Rotten, and Gorilla Monsoon was a blast, all the bands and crew had a great time together and enjoyed every single second of this unforgettable event!! We want to thank you all for supporting this package and making this tour so special!! More details will follow!! Follow the link to have a look at the first pics of the last show in Bischofswerda, East-Club!"