Metal News for January 30, 2010
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24 news articles posted on this day.
Iranian death metal band ARSAMES has posted a rehearsal video of their song "Homo Sapiens." Check out the video below:
At The Gates will do a signing session at Bengans in Gothenburg on the day of the Swedish release for "The Flames Of The End."
Bengans, Gothenburg, Sweden
As previously reported, At The Gates will be reissuing "With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness" as a limited edition collector's CD/DVD set on February 15, 2010.
Self-described "unconventional doom/grindcore" band The Way Of Purity has signed to Worm Hole Death for the release of their debut album titled "Crosscore." The album is currently being mixed by Chris Donaldson (The Agonist, Cryptopsy) right now.
The band stated: "The Way Of Purity doesn't show off with smart or cool band members. No names, no fancy photos, no effigy, no trendy musical influences and no nationality. No compromise, no way to talk or get to know us - we are the fucking NOTHING.
"Most militant bands in the past reached a superior level of strength through their message and faith. The Way Of Purity is different. The message about God intended as nature (animals and the perfection of their creation) is our faith, but the power for The Way Of Purity is a high level of inspiration, self control, and correction of human errors through the inspiration of the animal perfection.
"We are the hand of God, we're here to bring the animals' message to liars, weak individuals, prostitutes, drug addicts, nymphomaniacs and many more. We are not an organisation, we are just a potential event in every animal's life. The Way Of Purity is inspired by a blind and extremely dark dimension where Christ and Satan, evil and good, are the same. This ultraviolent dimension takes shape in the music. The voices we hear everyday are our nightmares and dreams. These voices asked us to change things, giving us the chance of salvation by becoming the hand of God and finding the real way of purity.
"Welcome to the precarious balance and the ancient code of the Way of Purity, that might hold the key to salvation..."
Check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.
Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum have issued the following update about new Russian tour dates:
"Ensiferum are delighted to confirm their return to Russia this March. As some fans will remember; last time the band made the journey to Russia, it was without frontman Petri Lindroos due to sickness. Sami filled in on vocals and ex-guitarist Jukka-Pekka Miettinen filled in on guitars alongside Markus. Ensiferum are excited to return to Russia with the full line-up this time and are sure to provide Russian fans unforgettable shows."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
18.3.2010 St.Petersburg / Orlandina rock club
19.3.2010 Moscow / XO club
Roadrunner Records will release a digital EP soundtrack for the upcoming God of War 3 game titled "God of War: Blood & Metal." The EP will be released in March as a part of the God of War 3 Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Opeth, and Taking Dawn. A voucher code will be included with the game for fans to download the EP.
Front man Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth has issued the following update about recording the song "The Throat of Winter" for the video game:
"I just finished and approved the mastering of a new song I wrote called ‘The throat of Winter’. I wrote it for that game, ‘God of war’ that we're supposed to be included in, or however that works. Is it a digital album? I don't know how that shit works, but it's done anyways. Hell, I'm still with my turntables (got 3 of them) and right now I'm playing a Aussie original of ‘High voltage’ by AC/DC.
"Song is very odd, it's good I think, or for my taste it is, but even I can understand it's very....odd! Produced and recorded it from scratch and I'm happy with the sound if I may say so myself. Fred laid down a killer acoustic solo and Per laid down an amazing twiddly tweet moog solo. It's not a very metal song, I'm saving up for that..later.....yet it's got a metal ‘mentality’, or what I remember metal used to do to me. I can feel it, even though it's not a ‘metal’ song per definition. Anyways, if you hear it I hope you like it. More...
Romanian black metallers Negura Bunget have issued the following update about canceling their previously announced tour dates in Thesalloniki and Sofia:
"Gigs in Thesalloniki and Sofia canceled. Negura Bunget is sorry for being forced to cancel the gigs in Thesalloniki and Sofia. Medical problems with one of our members really gave us no choice. We'll work hard to come there as soon as possible!"
Negura Bunget's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
2/1 2010 Skopje (MK) - Havana Club - Spirit of the Land Tour Skopje
3/20 2010 Wien (AT) - Escape Metalcorner - Spirit of the Land Tour Wien
3/26 2010 Vigo, Spain - Mondo Club | 22:00 - Spirit of the Land Tour Vigo, undefined
3/27 2010 Estombar (PT) - Hellgarve Fest - ADR Qta. S. Pedro | 21:00 Estombar
3/27 2010 Albufeira (PT) - FNAC AlgarveShopping | 16:00 Albufeira
3/28 2010 Benavente, (PT) - Side B | 21:00 - Spirit of the Land Tour Benavente
4/8 2010 Gorizia (IT) - Pieffe Factory - Spirit of the Land Tour Gorizia
4/10 2010 Milan (IT) - Club 71 - Spirit of the Land Tour Milan
4/11 2010 Roma (IT) - Dissesto Musicale - Spirit of the Land Tour Rome
4/24 2010 London (UK) - Underworld Camden - Infernal Damnation Fest VII London
4/29 2010 Belfast (IR) - The Limelight - Spirit of the Land Tour Belfast
4/30 2010 Dublin (IR) - Fibber Magees - Spirit of the Land Tour Dublin
5/1 2010 Cork (IR) - An Cruiscin Lan - Spirit of the Land Tour Corck
5/7 2010 Gent (BE) - Frontline - Spirit of the Land Tour Gent
5/8 2010 Oberhausen (DE) - Helvete - Spirit of the Land Tour Oberhausen
5/9 2010 Rotterdam (NL) - Baroeg - Spirit of the Land Tour Rotterdam
5/11 2010 Hamburg (DE) - Markthalle - Spirit of the Land Tour Hamburg
5/12 2010 Rostok (DE) - Alte Zuckerfabrik - Spirit of the Land Tour Rostok
5/18 2010 Bergen (NO) - Garage - Spirit of the Land Tour Bergen
5/23 2010 Praga (CZ) - Exit Chmelnice - Spirit of the Land Tour Prague
5/28 2010 Ljublijana (SL) - Menza - Spirit of the Land Tour Ljublijana
5/29 2010 Maribor (SL) - MC Pekarna - Spirit of the Land Tour Maribor
5/30 2010 Bratislava (SK) - Randall - Spirit of the Land Tour Bratislava
6/19 2010 Hellfest (FR) Clisson
Canada's The Catalyst has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer:
"Through all the turmoil, trials and tribulations it is with great pleasure that we announce our new drummer, Teo Zamfir. You might recognize Teo from his days with Montreal's own Ammonia & Nation of Sin. We plan to go to great heights with Teo in the next few months, as well as plans in the future for our next studio album. You can catch Teo's first show with us March 4th @ Underworld w/ Kittie & God Forbid in Montreal, Quebec. Also, plans are in the work for a summer Canadian tour run, so keeps your eyes open for when we announce those dates.
"Until Then, Keep it fast & heavy."
Montana metallers Vengeance have issued the following update about working on new material and planning upcoming tour dates:
"After completing a very successful tour in 2009 (The Brutal Awakening Tour), Vengeance is now set to do at least two different tours in 2010! These tours will consist of a circular pattern stretching as far south as Salt Lake City. Our hometown continues to be a struggle for local shows, so we have our focus set on shows anywhere but here! While continuing to break out of Kalispell for exposure, we are continuing to write new material with plans of a 4th album due out in early 2011.
"A big thank you goes out to all who continue support Vengeance! If everything works out as planned this year, we will be able to purchase an RV to be able to travel more often and play more out of town shows. Any assistance/donations towards this purchase is much appreciated and will be compensated from yours truly. We have just begun to break out and it's only gonna get more frequent! HORNS HIGH!"
The currently announced tour dates are as follows:
5/6 2010 - Missoula, MT Missoula, Montana
5/7 2010 - Coeur D’Alene, ID @ The Grail
5/8 2010 - Spokane, WA
5/9 2010 - Everett, WA
5/13 2010 - Boise, ID
5/14 2010 - Ogden, UT
5/15 2010 - Salt Lake City, UT
Finnish death metallers Verjnuarmu have announced they are canceling their previously scheduled show tonight in Kajaani due to a band member falling ill. The band has stated they will reschedule the show for a later date. Samples of Verjnuarmu's music can be heard through their official MySpace page.
Finland's Soulgrind are currently streaming two new songs online. The new tracks "The Call of the Dancing Waters" and "Rain Before the Dawn" can be heard via Soulgrind's official MySpace page. The tracks are from the band's upcoming album "The Tuoni Pathway," which is set to be released in April 2010 through Femme Metal Records UK.
Italian deathcore band Mechanical God Creation recently signed with Worm Hole Death. The band is now auditioning drummers before the release of their new album to give them a solid line up for the imminent promotion and touring.
"Cell XII" will be released in May 2010, containing nine tracks. The band recently posted a new song off the upcoming album entitled "I shall Remain Unforgiven" on their MySpace player.
Mechanical God Creation has a couple of confirmed shows planned in Italy:
Feb 25 2010 8:00P Blue Rose Milano
May 8 2010 8:00P Olden Live/Ex Covo Antico Brescia
Los Angeles goth rock band Dommin is gearing up for the February 2nd release of their debut album "Love is Gone" by offering a free streaming track off the new album every Friday. This week's track is "Love is Gone." "This song almost didn't make the album." explains frontman and namesake Kristofer Dommin. "I was a bit insecure about the song until my producers heard it and were adamant that it be included. I'm glad they felt that way because I consider it my favorite song on the album." Listen to the track below:
Norwegian black metal band 1349 has announced their signing to Indie Recordings. 1349 guitarist and composer, Archaon, comments, "Finally, after a long wait, much planning and with equal amounts of anticipation, we're proud to announce that we have chosen Indie Recordings as cooperation partner. We are extremely eager to set things into motion with them, and are looking into the future with a great deal of excitement. This will be the ultimate team in bringing our fans aural terror in the next years to come."
Frontiers Records has announced the release of CRAZY LIXX's second album, “New Religion,” on March 19th in Europe and April 6th in the USA. The album is the follow up to the Swedish sleazters' "Loud Minority," which was released in November 2007 that reached#2 in the national Swedish Hard Rock chart.
"We set out with one goal, and that was to beat the living s**t out of Loud Minority with these new songs, and if you ask me, we've beaten it black and blue. I can't wait to get these new songs played live," states singer Danny Rexon.
"New Religion" includes the following tracks:
Rock and a Hard Place
21 'Til I Die
Blame it on Love
Road to Babylon
Children of the Cross
The Witching Hour
Lock up Your Daughter
What of Our Love
You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player.
Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity has posted their fourth studio update video documenting the recording process of their upcoming album, "We Are The Void," which can be seen below:
California hardcore band Stick to Your Guns has begun work on their new album "The Hope Division" that will see a summer release on Sumerian Records. Check out these two studio videos of the band recording their new album:
Pittsburgh, PA’s HERO DESTROYED will enter the studio this weekend to begin work on their debut full-length. The band is recording with engineer Dave Watson at Soundscape Studios in McKeesport, PA. The album is tentatively titled "Throes" and will see a summer 2010 release date. Additional album details will be announced shortly.
HERO DESTROYED recently posted a demo track, “The Last Upper”, from the forthcoming album on their MySpace page.
Mushroomhead has posted a new video for their song, "Your Soul is Mine," on youtube. the song was directed and produced by David H. Greathouse and edited and arranged by Richard Thomas and Steve Felton. Watch the video below:
Mountains Among Us "Believer" ep release info....
Experimental sludge makers Mountains Among Us upcoming ep "Believer" has been completed and will be released March 16th from Forgotten Empire Records. The release features four brand new songs and clocks in at over 40 minutes. The EP will be available digitally this March and on limited edition CD this summer.
In addition, the band will once again enter The Lodge Studios in Charlotte later this spring to record a second EP titled "Redeemer." The "Redeemer" EP will feature a much heavier sound and contain 3-4 new songs. Expect a late summer release from Forgotten Empire.
In the meantime you can check out a song from the upcoming "Believer" EP here.
For the first time in almost two years, Arch Enemy made their way to the United States to cause devastation using blistering melodic death metal. Touring in support of “The Root Of All Evil,” which included re-recorded Arch Enemy songs from the band’s first three albums, the band made their presence known at the Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia on January 21st. The “Tyrants of Evil” tour was a monstrous package that not only included Arch Enemy, but up-and-comers Mutiny Within, technical death metal shredders Arsis and legendary thrashers Exodus. The show was strong from start to finish, and the audience that packed into the intimate venue ranged from respectful to outright ruthless at times. More...
Ozzy spoke to Sirius XM Radio on the topic of Ozzfest 2010, revealing that it is happening and will be a touring festival once again, as opposed to a destination festival. You can check out the segment below and hear the entire interview on Liquid Metal on Saturday, January 30 at 1 am and 4 pm, and Sunday, January 31 at 9 pm (All times Eastern).
Hatebreed have announced they will be touring Europe alongside Machine Head and Bleeding Through. The currently announced dates are as follows:
01/29 - Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall
01/30 - Stockholm, SWE – Arenan
02/01 – Helsinki, Finland – Helsinki Ice Hall
02/03 - Copenhagen, DEN - Tap 1
02/04 - Amsterdam, HOL - Heineken Music Hall
02/05 - Brussels, BEL - Forest National
02/06 - Paris, FRA – Zenith
02/07 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage (Hatebreed headline show BLEEDING THROUGH support)
02/08 - Zurich, SWI - Volkshaus / Sportznetrum
02/09 - Milan, ITA - Alcatraz
02/10 - Vienna, AUS – Gasometer
02/11 – Prague, CZ – Abaton (Hatebreed headline show, BLEEDING THROUGH support)
02/12 - Munich, GER - Zenith
02/13 - Dresden, GER - Alter Schlachthof
02/14 - Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/15 – Moscow, Russia – Tochka Club (Hatebreed headline show)
02/16 - Plymouth, UK - Pavilion
02/17 – Newport, UK - Pavilion
02/18 – London, UK – Brixton Academy
02/19 - Barcelona, Spain (Hatebreed headline show)
02/21 - Birmingham, UK - Academy Birmingham
02/22 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Academy
02/23 - Glasgow, UK - Academy Glasgow
02/24 – Stoke, UK – Sugar Mill (Hatebreed headline show)
02/25 - Newcastle, UK – Newcastle Academy
02/26 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Apollo
02/28 – Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
03/01 – Belfast, Ireland – St/ Georges Market
04/22 - Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
04/23 - Meerhout, Belgium @ Grozrock
04/24 - Stuttgart, Germany @ LKA
04/25 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
Loss has issued the following update about entering the recording studio:
"Things are slow. As slow as a funeral march in winter here. We enter the studio soon to record Despond for Profound Lore Records with our good friend Zack from the amazing Zosimos at the helm in the studio. So those with patience will be rewarded. Working very hard on the album but are, well for lack of a better word, doomed it seems....set backs, illness, disease and snow make things harder in the winter and add on top of that the depression that comes with the season. But things are flowing...
"Life Without Hope...Death Without Reason will see its vinyl release very soon on Parasitic Records. A 10" with a poster. 180 gram black wax. No shirts are available at this time...but soon perhaps with the release of the 10". All for now...not too long....but long enough..."
Australian black metallers Nekrasov have issued the following update about the release of their new full-length album:
"The traumatic sonic beast 'Cognition of Splendid Oblivion' is on schedule and will see a Feb (late) release on Siege of Power records. This recording marks the third full length in over a year and has been crafted intensely in order to hurt and bring about maddening disillusion to the listener. The artwork and packaging being the most evolved of the Nekrasov releases features the best work to date by Exotic Corpse. Here is a preview of the 6 panel digi artwork. Pre-orders coming soon...."