Metal News for January 29, 2003
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18 news articles posted on this day.
Line up changes for Siebenburgen. The band and bass player Fredrik Brockert have gone separate ways. The remaining members are currently looking for a replacement.
Infliction and their singer Idris have parted ways. The band have replaced him with Björn Goosses from Night In Gales. The band is currently writing new material for their sophomore effort, titled "Earshot" which is scheduled for an early 2003 release.
Infernal, featuring ex-members of Dark Funeral will soon release a mini CD. The mini is titled Summon Forth The Beast and it will contain two new songs and three covers, from Bathory, Morbid Angel and Von.
Sadly, Boston hardcore band Reach The Sky will be calling it quits next month. Over the past six years, the group has put out several releases, including two full-lengths on Victory Records, and toured several continents. Rumors have been circulating for a few weeks, but as of a month ago, the band hadn't made any final decisions regarding their future. However, as time wore on, the group decided it was time to end things, essentially to move on and focus on real jobs. Here's a portion of the band's official statement:
"Simply, it's time for us to move on, get jobs and reconnect with our lives. Spending the better part of six years on the road and away from the people you love and shoving piles of bills to the side, thinking nothing matters but what moves you, but what's in front of you, capturing that feeling you can't get anywhere else; the reality is that it all catches up to you eventually. Some of us will be going back to 'real world' jobs, some of us are getting married, some of us will resurface in bands, but none of us will forget."
The members remain friends and RTS will play a final set of shows with The Promise and Most Precious Blood in February before playing their final show on February 9th at the Palladium in Worcester, MA with Bane, American "Nothing", Most Precious Blood, The Promise, and Some Kind Of Hate. Here are their final shows: More...
Flowing Tears have parted ways with singer Stefanie Duchene. Stefanie wants to focus on private things in the future and couldn't combine that with the band's touring and recording plans any longer – so both sides decided that it would be the best for all to go separate ways.
To avoid any rumors: this is NOT the end of Flowing Tears – on the contrary: we took this hard decision with the future of the band in mind.
In the meantime we have started testing possible new singers – so everybody who might be interested in becoming Flowing Tears' new voice should send an e-mail with info etc. to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a statement from the band: More...
Vader will play only four shows on their upcoming tour of France. The other previously announced shows have been postponed until Vader’s next tour through Europe with Arkhon Infaustus and Arise in April and May. The promoter of the tour apologizes for these changes. The final dates of the French assaults are as follows: February 17 - Infernal Club - Calais, FR, 19 - Entrepot Club - Grenoble, FR, 20 - La Comedie d’Avagnon - Avignon, FR and 22 - Koslov Club - Bordeaux, FR.
Abaddon Incarnate have signed to Dave Rotten's (ex-Repulse boss) Xtreem Music label. A full European tour is planned for April and the band will play a few Australian dates in February. They will also record their third full length this October in Sweden with producer Mieszko (Nasum) at the helm.
Bastardsun have inked a one album deal, in blood, with Sentinel Records. A new full length album will be out before Summer. The band features Stuart Anstis (ex- Cradle of Filth) on guitar and Ross Adams (ex-Thine) on bass/vocals.
Candlemass vocalist Messiah Marcolin will take part in an online chat on Monday, Feb 3 at 6:00 p.m. CET via the Rock Hard Italy web site at this location.
Deicide, Amon Amarth and Behemoth will team up for a North American tour that will be officially launched at the March Metal Meltdown 5 festival on March 7 in Irvington, New Jersey. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly.
King Diamond have finished writing 12 songs for their next studio album, "The Puppet Master", tentatively due in October through Metal Blade Records. According to the band's official web site, "King wrote nine songs this time and finished writing the music for those songs about two weeks ago. [King Diamond guitarist] Andy [LaRocque] contributed three songs. So most likely there will be 12 songs on the album. However there is a slight possibility a short instrumental song might make it on the album. That is not confirmed at the moment.
"This time there will be no typical intro but an intro song which will be around two minutes [long] and is entitled 'The Sailor' which ends with the words 'Let The Show Begin' before kicking in with the [title track] .... The new songs sound very aggressive but still have a lot of theatrical elements in it," King said. "Expect a lot of double kicks in the songs I wrote." More...
Long-running Southern California death metallers Deeds of Flesh have set "Reduced to Ashes" as the title for their sixth full length effort, tentatively due in the summer. The follow-up to 2001's "Mark Of The Legion" will be recorded in late February/early March and will contain eight new "brutal" songs with a running time of just over 40 minutes. In other news, Deeds of Flesh have been confirmed for a European tour with Hate Eternal and Dying Fetus in late summer 2003. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon.
Slayer have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force and Wacken Open Air festivals, according to Rock Hard magazine. With Full Force 2003 is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, while Wacken Open Air 2003 is slated to happen Jul. 31-Aug. 2 in Wacken.
Norwegian avant garde metallers Green Carnation, featuring ex-members of Emperor and ...In The Woods, are currently in the middle of recording the follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness opus.
"We were able to rent "Bingen" (a relatively new venue in our hometown, Kristiansand which is located in the same building where most of the bands from our city have their rehearsal rooms) for the drum production. We believe we will use 5-6 days and then bring the production back to the studio where we recorded our first album, Jailhouse Studio," says Tchort in an online studio update. "We did some sound testing of the big room and located the spot where the drums will have the best sound, including the area around the kit for ambient sound. We rig the drum kit and the drummer, Anders, put on new Evans drumheads and tunes his kit before we go through the recording schedule for the coming week. What’s special about this album is that we haven’t rehearsed it at all. It was written during 1 week of pre production in Brown Sound Studio (Stein Roger’s studio) and everyone involved got the CD with the songs 3 weeks prior to this day. " More...
Fear Factory are now looking for a new record deal, after departing from Roadrunner. The band – now consisting of Burton C. Bell (vocals), Raymond Herrera (drums) and Christian Olde Wolbers (bass) – have just recorded a four-track demo.
Rob Zombie is to direct the upcoming video for the Black Label Society song ‘Stillborn’. This is expected to be the first single from new album ‘The Blessed Hellride’.
Lamb Of God have confirmed that Devin Townsend, former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and Today Is The Day frontman Steve Austin all guest on new album ‘As The Palaces Burn’, due to be released in early May by Prosthetic Records.
Arch Enemy are to start work on their new album very shortly, and fans can expect Andy Sneap to produce the record.