Metal News for January 3, 2007
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Norwegian black metallers 1349 will return to the U.S. beginning on March 28th for their first headline tour of America. The tour will also feature Goatwhore, Nachtmystium and Averse Sefira. Here are the dates confirmed thus far:
3/28 Nashville TN @ The Muse
3/29 West Springfield VA @ Jaxx
3/30 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Loft
3/31 Bedford NH @ Mark's Place
4/1 New York NY @ BB King Blues Club
4/2 Quebec City QC @ L'Anti
4/3 Montreal QC @ FouFounes
4/4 Royun Noranda QC @ Petit Theater du Vieux Noranda
4/6 Toronto ON @ Opera House
4/9 St. Paul MN @ Station 4
4/13 Hollywood CA @ Knitting Factory
4/14 Corona CA @ Showcase Theater
Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland answered several questions from fans on his blog at Myspace on Saturday (December 30). Asked what people can expect from his solo album, Weiland responded, "In some ways it will be similiar in that it is not a typical Rock album. It's always more of an art project. It begins with an inspiration and I follow that path wherever it leads me, never worrying about singles, radio formats or MTV. It will definitely have the same 'All-over-the-map' feel. However, it will be a lot more focused, due to the fact that the album is a lot more alive and not struggling to climb from under the covers of a narcotic blanket."
Read the full article at MySpace.com.
A Sorrowful Dream is pre-producing the new album, which will be released in a few months. Meanwhile check the samples of the band's latest demo, "In Your Dry Lips," on MySpace
Impetigo have posted a sneak peek at the cover art for the upcoming "Horror of the Zombies" re-issue coming out soon. The art was drawn by Stevo in 1989. You can check out the artwork here.
Nightwish have documented their trip to Abbey Road Studios in London where the band recently visited to record the orchestral parts for the band's forthcoming studio album. 66 musicians were employed for the section of the recording. A series of videos documenting the creation of the album have been made available online here.
COUNTERACT is a thrash/metal band from Central Pennsylvania consisting of Benjamin “Remi” Youtz on Vocals, Tim Donofrio on drums, Zack “Sanchez” Graham on guitar, Pete Munroeon bass, and Lawrence Wallace on guitar. They cite influences ranging from Pantera to Mudvayne to Slipknot to Chimaira. They are set to begin playing more shows on their local scene with names like Ninetail and Passion at Gunpoint. I recently got some Q&A done with their drummer, Tim Donofrio. More...
Symphonic metal ensemble Within Temptation have unveiled their new CD title and cover.
"The Heart of Everything" is the title of the Dutch sextet's fourthcoming studio album and the first single will be titled "What Have You Done" and features a duet with Keith Caputo of LIFE OF AGONY.
Ignite has postponed their upcoming European tour with Death By Stereo, which was slated to run from February 15th until March 10th. Singer Zoli Teglas is currently undergoing a series of stomach tests, which will be followed by surgery. Comments the band, "Obviously the health of Zoli takes precedent over any show that we have booked. As soon as we have any news on when the European dates will be re-scheduled we will post them on our website and Myspace immediately."
Arizona's Versus The Mirror has called it quits, so to speak. The group will apparently carry on under a new moniker. Line-up changes, if any, have to be disclosed. Here's a statement from the band:
"So here's the deal. After three years of going through many hellish moments, Versus the Mirror is no more. We decided it was time to move on and grow.
We wish we could thank each and every one of you in person who sung along at shows, drove an innumerable amount miles to come see us, hung out with us, ate with us, let us use their shower, rocked our gear, and bought our record but that is a bit impossible. I, personally, had an incredible time and wish it didn't have to come to an end like this. You guys are the reason why we did everything and you're certainly the reason we're going to continue to make music.
We miss you all and will be seeing you again soon. We are commencing writing for a new record under a new name which hasn't been decided yet. It's a new year and a perfect time to start again. I can't stress enough that we are not done making music - we are thrilled to begin writing and getting back out there to see everyone again. You will be hearing (from) us again shortly."
London, UK's BORDEL is one upcoming metal act that everyone worldwide is going to be hearing major noise from in 2007. They don't seem to be confined to one regimented, formulastic sound like so many other metal acts that are trying to define themselves today. Yet, they clearly pay respect to the great heavy music bands that have certainly helped shaped their at times punk'd up, gothic-metal approach. But they are mainly about one thing and one thing alone: coming up with memorable, rocking tunes that makes you want to press 'play' all over again once the song is done. And that's what you get with Bordel, along with a sense of true rocker spirit involved behind it. I got some Q&A in recently with their very engaging frontman, Mig. More...
A Dying Dream and It Prevails will be hitting the road together for a U.S. tour in early 2007. Anyone interested in helping book any unconfirmed dates should email email@example.com. Here are the tour dates:
1/5 Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Centre
1/6 Tuscon, AZ @ The Rock
1/7 Las Cruces, NM @ TBA
1/8 El Paso, TX @ TBA
1/9 San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
1/10 Gainesville, TX @ TBA
1/11 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
1/12 Mississippi @ TBA
1/13 Huntsville, AL @ Skate Meridian
1/14 Panama City, FL @ Shay's Oyster Bar
1/15 Jacksonville, FL @ Fueled Coffeehouse
1/18 Clear Water FL, @ 688 Skatepark
1/19 West Palm Beach, FL @ Rays Downtown
1/20 Georgia @ TBA
1/21 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
1/22 North Carolina @ TBA
1/23 Danville, VA @ Plan B
1/25 Annapolis, MD @ Knights of Columbus
1/26 Woodstown, NJ @ Woodstown Asbury Church
1/27 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Metal Fest (Earth Crisis Reunion)
1/28 Brockton, MA @ Romans
1/29 Buffalo, NY @ TBA
1/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto
1/31 Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
2/1 Fairdale, KY @ TBA
2/2 Roseville, MI @ Myspace Internet Cafe
2/3 Lafayette, IN @ Downtown Records
2/4 Carlinville, IL @ The Depot
2/5 Iowa @ TBA
2/7 Nebraska @ TBA
2/8 Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar
2/9 Claremore, OK @ King of Clubs
2/10 Dallas, TX @ TBA
2/11 New Mexico @ TBA
2/12 Yuma, AZ @ Prison Hill
2/13 Victorville, CA @ Trilogy Theatre
2/18 Fresno, CA @ Pizza Land
Boston metal band Cannae are currently looking for a new drummer. Candidates should meet the following requirements:
- must be able to practice on weekends at LEAST twice a month
- be willing to relocate or make the drive to eastern MA
- prior touring experience would be nice but not necessary
- ability to play to a click
- be financially stable for months of touring and for band expenses
- should have or be willing to get a passport
Interested parties should send a video (preferable) or audio of themselves playing a song from Cannae's "Gold Becomes Sacrifice" album to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blabbermouth have reported that at Trivium's recent show at Earl's Court, members of the audience subjected Matt Heafy and the band to an attack of words and urine filled balloons. According to the report Heafy reacted furiously to the crowd and explained that what they were doing was 'really wrong' and that if he saw anyone throwing things at the band they would be 'thrown the fuck out'
According to the site "The left hand side of the stage had been rowdy with fervent disapproval for TRIVIUM and their frontman from the beginning of their set, the band being lambasted with cries of 'death to false metal' between each of their songs and throughout the set there was a constant exchange of rude gestures between Heafy and the antagonists. An attempt to block the missiles with a U.S. flag was shouted down by British fans, who angrily turned on the American fans, a group of young men and women who had travelled all the way from the USA to see TRIVIUM perform.”
Rob Zombie is putting together a WHITE ZOMBIE box set containing "everything we ever recorded," according to the singer. "I am currently transferring all the early shit from the original tapes," he said. "No remixing going on here — everything will be as it was originally recorded. Don't know when this box set will be available, but it is slowly moving forward. This will be the final word on WHITE ZOMBIE."
Zombie recently mixed a new ROB ZOMBIE live album with producer Scott Humphrey for a tentative early 2007 release.
Rob Zombie's remake of the classic horror film "Halloween" is scheduled to hit theatres in August 2007. Shooting is scheduled to begin this month.
Zombie's previous credits as a screenwriter and director are 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses" and 2005's "The Devil's Rejects".
ROB ZOMBIE's first-ever career retrospective, "Past, Present And Future", has sold 1.28 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The two-disc set, which was released in September 2003 through Geffen Records, contains a CD of 19 digitally remastered selections and a DVD of 10 music videos, including three that were previously unreleased.
According to a posting on OPETH's official web site, the group's frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has started writing material for what is supposed to be the ninth OPETH record, tentatively due before the end of the year. In addition, he is working on an as-yet-unnamed side-project. More information will be made available soon.
OPETH filmed its November 9 show at the Roundhouse in London for a possible DVD.
The special-edition deluxe version of OPETH's "Ghost Reveries" CD was released on October 31 via Roadrunner Records. Bonus material on the set includes the band's cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of Fortune", a 40-minute documentary about the making of the record complete with the band's own private tour footage, the video for "The Grand Conjuration", liner notes, photos, an enhanced 24-page booklet, deluxe sleeve, and 5.1 surround exclusive mix of the record made by original mixed/engineer Jens Bogren.
Denver-based grinders CEPHALIC CARNAGE have issued the following update:
"Hello All! Here's to wishing a happy new year to all of our friends and fans around the globe. We are currently in the studio recording our next full length album for Relapse Records. We'll be posting more details on the website soon, so keep checking back."
Copenhagen based metal band Zenith havre signed to Burning Star Records. Formed in October 1999 the band set out to play a new kind of metal combining different styles in the metal genre. "The song writing and arrangement are focused on giving the most powerful expression. When mixing power, melodic and brutal metal, every piece in a song becomes unique and contributes to making every song multi-layered. The lyrics are written with the purpose to reflect on the complexity of modern society today," according to the press release.