Metal News for October 1, 2010
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38 news articles posted on this day.
Ocala, Florida metalcore act A Day To Remember has posted footage from its current stint in the recording studio. The band are currently preparing the follow up to 2009's "Homesick." The new album, titled "What Seperates Me From You," is planned for release on November 16, 2010 through Victory Records.
You can watch the bideo below:
Destruction Of A Rose has revealed the dates for its upcoming tour of the United States. The tour will run through the month of December and has been named as the "Christmas Sweatour." Support on the trek will come from Affiance, Memphis May Fire and Amarna Reign.
The "Christmas Sweatour" dates are as follows:
December 2 – The Omni – Toledo, OH
December 3 – The Phantasy – Lakewood, OH/Cleveland, OH
December 4 – The Gateway Center – Jamestown, NY
December 5 – Xtreme Wheelz – Buffalo, NY
December 7 – Water Music Hall – Rochester, NY
December 8 – Club Europa – Bronx, NY
December 9 – Bogies – Albany, NY
December 10 – Mt Airy Fire Hall – Mt Airy, MD
December 11 – St Christopher’s – Linthicum, MD
December 12 – The Berkeley Cafe – Raleigh, NC
December 13 – Poor Richards – Johnson City, TN
December 14 – Amps and Ramps – Cookeville, TN
December 15 – The Mise – Nashville, TN
December 17 – The Abbey – Memphis, TN
December 18 – Eisenburgs Skatepark – Plano, TX
December 19 – The Ridglea Theater – Fort Worth, TX
December 20 – The Foundry – Joplin, MO
December 21 – FUBAR – St Louis, MO
December 22 – The Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
Canadian dancecore act Abandon All Ships has posted two new songs from the band's upcoming debut full length album "Geeving" to its official Myspace page. "Geeving" is set to be released on October 5th, 2010 through Underground Operations/Universal Music in Canada and through Velocity Records in the United States.
The songs "Bro My God" and "Megawacko 2.0" are available for streaming at this location.
Here is the "Geeving" tracklisting:
1. Bro My God
3. Megawacko 2.0
4. When Dreams Become Nightmares
5. Strange Love
6. Family Goretrait
7. Guardian Angel
10. Take One Last Breath
Having completed their new album, Tokyo Blade has issued the following update about it:
"The album is now finished and will be mixed in approx 3 weeks. We are treating it as the 3rd album or the 3rd album that should have been so to speak. We view it as the natural follow up to NOTB as the songs hark back to the glory days of NWOBHM."
"We have deliberately recorded the whole thing in a very live manner in just over a week (real time) as albums were recorded then. No keyboards no bullshit just 100% heavy metal helped considerably by the talent of our new vocalist Nicolaj and classic heavy metal producer Chris Tsangarides as you know. The title will most likely be '1000 men strong.'"
Having just appeared on a few different programs yesterday, GWAR is now set to appear on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on October 28th, playing "Zombie's March!," the first single from their new album "Bloody Pit of Horror," out November 9th on Metal Blade Records.
The announcement follows lead singer's Oderus Urungus latest appearance on FOX News "Red Eye," which was described as a "complete cock-up," as he managed to botch just about every date he was suppose to plug.
"Well, it was my 13th time on the show-something bad was bound to happen," said the hapless super-boob. "The correct dates are up somewhere! And I totally forgot to mention that we will be offering the entire human race the chance to see our Halloween show in Milwaukee, via the Internet...that's right a pay per view first hand worldwide ringside seat to our sickest show of the year, and for a reasonable price as well."
Look for more details soon on GWAR.net.
Earlier this week Bloody-Disgusting.com premiered the first single from "Bloody Pit of Horror" "Zombies March!" Check it out here.
Emancer is currently on tour with Belphegor and Vreid. The band has checked in with the following update from the road:
"On tour! It's fucking great to finally be on the road in Europe! We've just completed the first gig in Erfurt, Germany - a nice crowd of 200 people showed up and this was just a perfect start to the tour. We'll be back soon with more reports and pictures - and hope to see you out there!"
The upcoming Emancer tour dates are as follows:
10/2 2010 Kwadrat Krakow, POLAND
10/3 2010 RANDAL BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)
10/4 2010 FAVAL Music Circus Brno, CZ, CZECH REPUBLIC
10/4 2010 Faval Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
10/5 2010 Blue Hell Club Budapest, HUNGARY
10/6 2010 R.B.F. Club Sofia, BULGARIA
10/8 2010 Chanel 0 Ljubliana, SLOVENIA
10/9 2010 Dynamo Saal Zürich, SWITZERLAND
10/10 2010 CCO Lyon, FRANCE
10/11 2010 MEPHISTO BARCELONA, SPAIN
10/12 2010 Rhytmo Y Compas Madrid, SPAIN
10/13 2010 Santana 27 Bilbao, SPAIN
10/14 2010 Le Local Metal La Penne Sur Huvaune, FRANCE
10/15 2010 Entrepot Brugge, BELGIUM
10/16 2010 Metal Invasion Festival Passau, GERMANY
Immolation has issued the following statement regarding the band's recently canceled show at Crazy Donkey:
"Unfortunately the show at Crazy Donkey had to be canceled due to the extreme weather expected in Farmingdale. Local authorities advised the club to stay closed as they were expecting extreme weather conditions throughout the night. We were all at the club for about 3 hours waiting to see if the show was going to happen or not. We found out at about 5:30 that it was definitely off.
"Ourselves and Vader, as well as the rest of the bands on the tour, were all ready to play and looking forward to the show. We all appreciate the support of the fans and appreciate everyone's effort to make it out to the club. The cancellation turned out to be so last minute that it was very difficult to get much word out. Thanks again for all the support and we look forward to playing in our hometown area of NY again very soon!"
Finland's To/Die/For has issued the following update about the band's upcoming activity:
"Time between Wounds Wide Open and 2010 is been too long time without doing 'nothing' with To/Die/For. We tried to create it with Tonmi Lillman and we used one year but things did not go forward as it should go. Tonmi is very great drummer and recorder and musician, but he is having so much other things to do also. TDF is thing I wanna do with all of heart and that's why I decided to be free, and do it without Tonmi again. It is sad but I have my life too and I cannot just wait and wait all the time. Of course there is other reasons too but nothing personal problems. I love him as a friend always.
"So...I saw two possibilities! Trying to it with Tonmi it would take too long and album would not come before 2020, or do it sooner with guys who are living more near me, rehearsings would be easier etc. etc. many reasons. Now in 5th October we finally start to record sixth TDF album with Santtu Lonka, Juppe Sutela, Josey Strandman. Now I am praying that also Antza Talala and Juska 'zoltan' Salminen would join us permanently too. Anyway, with this line up we will play next show which is like a new beginning (AGAIN) for us! TDF is like a Phoenix bird :) More...
The tour edition of Ozzy Osborne's 10th studio album, "Scream," featuring seven bonus tracks and footage from his most recent tour, is now streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. Mushroomhead's latest album, "Beuttiful Stories for Ugly Children" is also available for streaming, as is Combichrist's "Making Monsters."
Hot on the heels of their Monterrey show cancellation, Lamb of God has been forced to cancel tonight's appearance in Ecuador as well. The band has issued the following update about the cancellation:
"Lamb of God regret to inform our fans in Ecuador that they will not be able to perform at tonight's Quito Fest. The band were at the airport last night when their flight, and all flights, to Ecuador were canceled due to the attempt to overthrow the Ecuadorian government. Lamb of God hopes the unrest will come to a quick end ...and would like to assure their fans that they will be back!"
It's a slow metal week for the Rock Band Network on the Xbox 360, with only a single new track titled "Discharge" being added by industrial act Intricate Unit, so you Xbox fans may want to load up some old favorites instead to rock out over the weekend. (Humorous side note at the expense of this particular editor - never Google the word "discharge" with the safe search feature turned off.) On October 5th the PS3 sees more Evile, Amberian Dawn, and Asking Alexandria, while the Wii will get a dose of Skeletonwitch. The complete list of newly added Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Desoto Jones - "Giant Magnets"
Self-Titled - "Indulgence"
Kiss the Girl - "999,999 Girls!"
Shylo Elliott - "Light"
Shylo Elliott - "Bittersweet Melancholy"
Intricate Unit - "Discharge"
Kingsize - "Elevator"
Iron & Wine - "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
Rodrigo y Gabriela - "Hanuman"
Yesternight's Decision - "Dying Wish of a Living Man"
The Sex Generals - "Warmachine" More...
Austria's Hollenthon has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance at the Szczecin Metal Meeting:
"Szczecin Metal Meeting show canceled! We are very sorry to announce, that we will not perform at this year's Szczecin Metal Meeting, because the promoters of the festival didn't fulfill the arrangements they agreed on, which makes it impossible for us to play there. We apologize to our fans in Poland and hope to make up for this, very soon!"
Montreal's The Catalyst has issued the following announcement about recruiting a touring vocalist due to Matt Bailie suffering health problems:
"Due to the recent health problems of lead vocalist Matt Bailie (massive kidney problems, which require surgery and much bed rest) he will not be able to perform at our upcoming shows in Ontario and in Montreal in October. Filling in for him will be our good friend and lead singer from the almighty Cryptopsy, Matt McGachy.
"If anyone can deliver Catalyst vocals properly, it is without a doubt Matt McGachy, I suggest you check out these performances with The Catalyst as they will be as powerful and heavy as always! We would like to thank Matt McGachy for filling this spot so we did not have to cancel our upcoming shows in the fall. The Catalyst will be back to it's original lineup come early winter."
Viking Skull has issued the following announcement about performing at the Relentless Garage with the new super group The Damned Things:
"Between October 21st – 23rd, Relentless Energy are taking over all three rooms of the Relentless Garage for three days of high profile acts, installations and a huge party. Closing the festival in dramatic fashion on October 23rd will be The Damned Things, a super-group made up of members of Fall Out Boy, Anthrax, and Every Time I Die. Very special guest support comes from Viking Skull. For more info/tickets go to this location."
Prosthetic Records has posted a video interview with Mike Thompson, singer/guitarist of Atlanta-based blackened doomsters Withered. The interview was shot outside of the label’s South By Southwest Showcase in Austin this past March and live footage is taken from performances during the festival. You can view the video below.
Amsterdam based group Conteched has issued the following announcement about parting ways with vocalist Joram Bronwasser and seeking a replacement:
"Mr. Bronwasser, one of the CEO's of Conteched, has decided to leave the firm. A new dressing code seems to be the reason for this, while Mr. Bronwasser insisted on wearing bow ties at meetings, another staff member dared to show up almost naked. This leaves a vacancy in the lyrical department. Job applications can be send to info[at]conteched[dot]com."
You can check out the band's music via the Conteched MySpace profile.
California power metal band In Virtue has issued the following update about recording new material:
"Well ladies and gentlenerds, we are elbow deep in it now. We began the process of recording our debut full-length album in February of this year with the drums. We spent 2 days at the renowned Prairie Sun recording studios in Cotati, CA, which has hosted such bands as Tom Waits, Primus, Marty Friedman, just about every Shrapnel Records shredder and none other than sir Paul McCartney (see the list here). We recorded in their studio B room which features a console formerly owned by Pete Townsend of the Who, used to record their legendary album Quadrophenia. Over the course of 2 action packed days we laid down all the basic drum tracks and drained enough Mountain Dew to kill a bull elephant at twenty paces.
"From there things got a bit tedious, lots of editing, pondering, more editing, then finally, guitars! We're using a process known as re-amping, in which I record all the dry guitar tracks direct at my home studio, then at a later date we can send them through an amp. This leads to infinite tweaking possibilities and saves us mucho dinero since I can spend all the time I need to perfecting the performances at home, without being stuck with one guitar tone. This naturally leads to a kind of perfectionism, since I can spend basically as long as I want on it until it's flawless, but will also lead to a far better end product. More...
Singapore based black metal band Draconis Infernum is currently streaming the new single "Proclamation of Encroachment" online via the band's official MySpace page. The single was just recently released, and the cover artwork is also available to be viewed at this location.
U.S. death metal act Encoffination has announced what is being dubbed as the band's "only live performance ever" in Houston, Texas. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed at this location. The details of the show are as follows:
10/9 2010 WALTERS ON WASHINGTON HOUSTON, Texas, US
Brazilian death metallers Krophus have confirmed their first European tour, which will run from October 22nd to November 7th. Joining Krophus will be fellow Brazilian act Itself. Alex Pazetto from Khrophus commented on the tour dates:
"We respect our Brazilian brothers similarly than we respect the Europeans. We'll honor and destroy the necks of northeastern. This tour will be a great opportunity, which we'll take full advantage. We were prepared for two years to this gig happen on Sep-2010, but in the last moment did not happen. When we least expected, came the invitation to this tour on Oct-Nov, then we can program us for go to with full force and we'll do the best we can. We show to the Old World the Death Metal that runs through our veins. We'll overcome!"
The promotional poster for the tour can be found at this location.
Greek act RagenHeart has issued the following brief announcement about premiering new material at an upcoming live show in Athens:
"Ragenheart and Dexter Ward will be the opening act for the superb Innerwish at Gagarin 205 Club (Liosion 205) 28/10/2010. Ragenheart will present the songs of their debut album + some new tunes - also we would like to thank Innerwish for the honoring invitation."
The show details are as follows:
10/28 2010 Gagarin 205 Athens, GREECE
Germany's Todtgelichter has issued the following announcement about the release of a new album and signing a new record deal:
"Thank you all for the patience. It is official now: After negotiations with several labels Todtgelichter has just signed a two-album deal with the renowned Label Aural Music/Code666. Thus, the release date for 'Angst' is fixed, and as we hoped and promised, it will still happen this year - December the 3rd, to be exact. Here is the final track list once and for all:
1. Café Of Lost Dreams
4. Phobos & Deimos
5. Neon (feat. Nihilaz of VULVARK)
6. Subway (feat. Eike Freese of DARK AGE)
8. allmählich More...
Autumns Eyes is seeking extras for their new music video. Here the update from the band:
"If you are currently a resident of the New England area, or interested in traveling, Autumns Eyes is searching for extras to appear in the next music video. The video will follow the style of a horror movie, and will include lots of blood and gore. So be ready to get bloody! If you are interested please send an email to email@example.com or visit the Autumns Eyes contact page here to submit your inquiry."
New Jersey death metal band GRIMUS has posted a music video for their song "Bait", taken from last years debut EP "The Progress In Elimination." The video was conceptualized and produced by the band and was filmed in Hellhound Studios in Rahway, New Jersey.
Watch the music video below:
Texas metal act Decrepitaph has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming activity and new split releases:
"A label has been found for the split with Eternal Solstice. However, this is not a split 7" as originally planned, now it will be a four way split 12" coming out on Godeater Records by the end of the year. The four bands are Decrepitaph (USA), Eternal Solstice (Netherlands), Sinners Burn (Sweden), and Tormented (Sweden). Each band will contribute one new and exclusive track. Eternal Solstice are finishing their track now, and the other three bands have already completed theirs. We will update this more in the future when it gets closer to being released.
"Demons Gate Records will be releasing 'Condemned Cathedral' and 'Beyond The Cursed Tombs' on full color, chrome printed, professional tapes limited to 100 copies each. They should be going to press very soon and we will post an update when they arrive at Ancient Death Metal Headquarters. Expect them in a month or so. We will offer a package deal on both tapes, which will also come with a patch and a sticker as well.
"We are playing two live shows this year. The first one is coming on October 23rd in my hometown of Cooper, TX., and it will be a free show with a few local bands. Nothing big, but come on out if you are in the east Texas area. The other show is The Gathering of Bestial Vengeance Fest in Fort Worth, TX. on November 13th. This looks to be a very cool show with lots of underground Death/Black bands from the Dallas area. This will be our last show for a LONG time so we can focus on recording the next full length for Razorback Records, which should be coming in the late winter/early spring of 2011. More...
Grave Digger has posted a behind the scenes video clip from the making of the "Highland Farewell" music video, which is off "The Clans Will Rise Again" album. The video clip can be viewed below.
Megadeth returned to the road last week for the Jägermeister Fall Music tour with Slayer and Anthrax. Jägermeister caught up with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson to talk about the tour, and video of Ellefson discussing the tour can be viewed below.
French metal act Reverence has checked in with the following brief announcement about inking a record deal with Candlelight Records and working on a new album: "The UK label Candlelight Records just signed Reverence. Currently, the band is working on its next album." Additional details on the new album will be announced as they become available. In the mean time, you can check out sample Reverence tracks available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
Slipknot has posted a fifth teaser trailer online for the band's recently released DVD "(sic)nesses," which can be viewed below.
Georgia's Abomination Reborn has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:
"Well guys were done with. We played some amazing shows and met so many amazing people but the pressures of being a band increased drastically due to membership changes. We are all still great friends and always will be. We also are parting on behavioral issues some of our beliefs are conflicting on each other. We also noticed we had no love for the music anymore like we once had. Either way we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us and helping us out. Thanks guys.
"P.S Morgan and Mikey are going to be doing a death core project very soon although no words have been spoken of when exactly and where. R.J. is still doing music solo in Within You Without You and proclaiming his faith far and wide through it. There has also been talk of a new screamo/electronica project consisting of Andrew/R.J./Abiden and others but its not concrete. So check out our new projects in the future."
Canada's Catharcyst has announced an upcoming Halloween show on October 30th, 2010 in Sudbury, Ontario. The lineup for the show also includes Will of the Ancients, Strings of Ares, Battlesoul, Bolero, and Before the Black Gates. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed at this location and the details are as follows:
10/30 2010 The Serbian Center Sudbury, ON, CANADA
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following announcement about lining up German tour dates:
"Hell, yeah! We just got word that our first ever gigs in Germany are confirmed! In January 2011 we're doing two gigs with Embodying the end (ETE from Germany). More info to come - see you maniacs in January!"
The projected dates are as follows:
1/14 2011 tba /w Embodying the End TBA, TBA, GERMANY
1/15 2011 tba /w Embodying the End TBA, TBA, GERMANY
U.K. metal act Conspires To... has issued the following brief update about recording new material:
"Well we have just had a blinder of studio session, where Wayne nailed the vocals for Death or Dishonour and Voice in the Storm. The latter sounds enormous! Mixing starts next week so two new songs will be appearing shortly. Plus we have something else afoot. Keep visiting and all will be revealed shortly."
You can also hear Conspires To... tracks available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
Finland's Dark the Suns has uploaded the new song "Lake of a Thousand Tears," which is off the band's upcoming full-length album. You can check out the new track via the Dark the Suns MySpace profile or catch the band live on the following dates:
11/20 2010 Katse Rock Club Jyväskylä, Keski-Suom, FINLAND
1/28 2011 Redneck Jyväskylä, Keski-Suom, FINLAND
Portugal's Holocausto Canibal has issued the following announcement about guitarist P.G. sitting out the band's upcoming tour dates and recruiting touring guitarist Nuno P:
"PG forced to sit out, Nuno P. steps in. A few days ago, P.G. faced a surgical intervention and although the procedure was fully successful and 100% as planned, the recovery time happened to be longer than expected. PG is recovering slowly but steady and you can expect his return to stage destruction during October. All support messages should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"To avoid short notice cancellations, Nuno P. [Holocausto Canibal, guitar in all our past releases, and currently on Bitok and Scrambled Corpses], promptly accepted the cannibalistic calling one more time. The addition of some old and rare tunes to the set list, might emerge! GRIND ON."
Sonic Shocks conducted a video interview with Germany's Lord of the Lost backstage at Purple Turtle, London, on September 23rd, 2010. Video footage of the interview can be viewed below.
Toxic Holocaust has posted a video of guitarist Joel Grind in his home studio building up demo tracks for the band's new album, which is due out early 2011 on Relapse Records. The clip can be viewed below.
Norway's Zareptha has issued the following announcement about streaming new songs online:
"Zareptha proudly presents a brand new myspace-layout, new pictures, and most important four tracks from our new album! I have been working my ass off the last week putting the puzzle together, and finally the new site is up with new design and new pictures and the tracks 'Klanimals,' 'Dying Place,' 'Slug Supremacy' and 'Laceration In Segregation' have been uploaded.
"Additionally, I have recorded guitar tracks to a new song we are working on, in Krutt's studio. Krutt has already recorded the drum tracks and Jiih added bass yesterday. We will soon be starting on the vocal-lines. I'll make sure the demo will be uploaded for a period of time.
Zareptha wishes to thank Antiminister (aka Antichris) for the photo shoot and the great photos. We know we can be a real pain in the ass (haha), but you went ahead and did the job anyway! You rock, man!"