Metal News for January 27, 2004
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Sweden's ENTOMBED have issued an official statement confirming the departure of bassist Jörgen Sandström. According to the statement, "Jörgen has decided to quit touring and left the band on good terms. [However] this does not mean that Jörgen will leave the music business as he is still a member of the bands THE PROJECT HATE & KRUX and will still be involved with the Threeman label and the ENTOMBED homepage."
The statement also confirms our previous report that Jörgen's replacement in the band will be Nico Engelstrand, formerly of TERRA FIRMA. Nico was involved with the band before in the producer/engineer capacity for such albums as "Uprising" (2000) and "Morning Star" (2001).
Nico's live debut with the band will take place this Sunday, February 1 at the Zodiac in Oxford, U.K.
ANTHRAX have announced the list of winning tracks to be recorded for the group's collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs sung by current vocalist John Bush, dubbed "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum". The songs, which were selected by the fans via the band's official homepage as part of ANTHRAX's 20th Anniversary Celebration, are as follows: More...
Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have posted a brand-new track, entitled Blessed Be the Human Beast, in MP3 format at this location (.zip file). "Blessed Be the Human Beast" comes off the group's upcoming debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", due on March 8 through Germany's Cartel Media. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, RAUNCHY, 2TON PREDATOR).
Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have issued an official statement confirming the departure of drummer Nick Barker (as exclusively reported here yesterday).
Their statement reads as follows:
"Nicholas has been removed from the line up of DIMMU BORGIR. A session drummer will be used in the future. Don't waste your time speculating why, we have already moved on. See you on the road very soon!"
Barker joined DIMMU BORGIR in 1999 as a replacement for original drummer Tjodalv (a.k.a. Kenneth Åkesson). He has since appeared on two full-length studio albums with the band: "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" (2001, Nuclear Blast) and "Death Cult Armageddon" (2003, Nuclear Blast).
THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have completed work on a video for the track "Lake of Sulphur" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION) of Revolver Film Company. The clip, which was shot in the Arizona dessert and at The Revolver Ranch, will begin airing in February.
"Lake of Sulphur" comes off THE GREAT DECEIVER's sophomore album, "Terra Incognito", due in March through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was recorded in early 2003 at Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO).
RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have posted a soundclip of their new track "Silent Son" at this location.
"Silent Son" comes off the group's recently completed five-song EP, which was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska and mastered by Mike Fuller.
The complete track listing for the EP is as follows:
01. All Out War
02. Silent Son
03. Etched in Sickness
04. Carnivorous Lust
Photos taken during the CD recording sessions as well as various live shots can be viewed at this location.
RESPONSE NEGATIVE's next gig will take place on Saturday, January 31 at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The Associated Press reports Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was ordered to return to a live-in drug detoxification center after leaving early, officials said. Weiland, 36 was ordered to report to the facility last October after pleading no contest to possession of heroin. A Superior Court judge learned Friday (January 23) that he had walked out or was discharged after only a month and ordered him to return, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
He is eligible for release in July but must participate in a six-month follow-up program. If he leaves the center again or tests positive for drugs, prosecutors will seek a warrant for his arrest, Robison said.
From Beyond Productions have signed the Finnish old school black / death metal band Incriminated. The expected release date for their second full length album "Kings of misery" is this spring.
Stomped's video for Cutting Through is finished and will be shown for the first time on Danish National TV today. It will be online ( @ stomped.dk ) within the next few days. Cutting Through has been selected for rotation at Denmark ’s largest radio station: DR.
Stomped's upcoming album ”Opening Statement” was produced by Rune Westberg (Saybia, Carpark North etc) and recorded and mixed in Feedback Studios ( Aarhus ) & Medley Studios (Cph .) during November & December 2003 and is expected to be released March 4, 2004. The tracklisting for this album is as follows (in no particular order): More...
A live version of Disturbed's track "Dehumanized" has been posted online, you can hear it as follows:
The song will be featured on the upcoming "Music As A Weapon II" CD/DVD package which will see a release through Intoxication/Reprise/Warner on February 24th.
I know most of this was already posted, but here's an updated list of bands RUMORED to be at OZZFEST this year. Again, these are just rumors, so don't think that any of these bands will DEFINITELY be there as of right now.
As I Lay Dying
Lamb Of God
Check back for further updates on the 'Fest soon
Two songs from Evergreen Terrace's upcoming covers album "Writer's Block" have been put online, you can hear them here "Writer's Block" is slated for a February 17th release date through Eulogy.
Nuclear Blast have thrown up a video of EXODUS' video for the song 'War Is My Shepherd' off their latest CD 'Tempo of th Damned'. You can check it out here.
IRON MAIDEN have been forced to cancel their fourth and last New York City show on Tuesday due to a double-booking by the venue, here's the statement Bruce made in tonight(Monday)'s show, paraphrased by a fan:
Here's the story straight from the official IRON MAIDEN site:
"The IRON MAIDEN show on Tuesday, January 27th at the Hammerstein Ballroom has been cancelled due to an error in the confirmation of the venue between promoter Clear Channel Entertainment and the venue. The band made every conceivable effort to reverse the scheduling error which would have allowed the fourth sold-out show of their four night run to go ahead.
IRON MAIDEN is clearly extremely disappointed with this situation and greatly regret not being able to perform on Tuesday, especially as the first three nights have been such great shows to such terrific audiences.
Clear Channel Entertainment very much regret the obvious inconvenience this cancellation has caused to IRON MAIDEN and their fans.
Refunds will be available at point of purchase."
The Dark metal act from Greece ROTTING CHRIST will be touring UK with DACAPITATED, THUS DEFILED and ANATA next month. The band will be playing as a four- piece since the keyboard player George left, as previously announced.
The official UK dates: More...
Read the full article at Rotting Christ.
WINDS, the Norwegian Avantgarde metal band featuring Carl August Tideman (ARCTURUS, TRITONUS), Jan Axel Blomberg (MAYHEM, ARCTURUS), Lars Eric Si and Andy Winter, have completed work on their new album, "The Imaginary Direction of Time", due in late April through The End Records. This is the follow- up of the 2002 "Reflections Of The I".
Recorded at Toproom and Fagerborg studios in Norway and mixed at The Factory in Vancouver, "The Imaginary Direction of Time" is being described by the band as "the most complete and diverse album they have ever worked on," while Carl also adds that it features the most challenging guitar work that he has ever put on a record so far. Artwork for this highly anticipated release is provided by Travis Smith.
"The Imaginary Direction of Time" track listing: More...