Metal News for October 10, 2009
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28 news articles posted on this day.
Eryn Non Dae. has posted live peformance video footage of the song "Pure," off their latest album, "Hydra Lernaia."
The Canadian metal outfit STARRING JANET LEIGH has just unleashed a brand new music video for the track "Ex You." The track "Ex You" is off their Ironclad Recordings debut, "Spectrum," which just came out May 12, 2009 to rave reviews from metalheads and critics alike. You can check out the new video below.
Here's what guitarist Matt Zadkovich had to say about the video for Ex You: "We wanted Ex You to be our first video because felt it to be a short & sweet, honest, in your face representation of the band and the album. It was filmed in our dank hole of a jam space, which we felt was perfect for the shoot to show who SJL is and what we're all about it. We wanted the video to showcase how the live experience with SJL is, shooting in a place we're all too familiar with. It was filmed over the course of 3 days with our good friend Mike Molloy from Static Studios here in Toronto. Mike's input on this video was invaluable and we're stoked to release it. Enjoy!"
Canadian traditional heavy metal heroes CAULDRON recently completed their trek around the USA and Canada on the North American Nightmare Tour with ENFORCER, and now the band are preparing to kick off their UK tour with Swedish legends WOLF this Friday at the Underworld in London.
CAULDRON frontman JASON DECAY comments:
"I'm just running around town here, getting a new flight case, getting the car fixed, finishing with work, getting ready for the UK tour with Wolf. Really looking forward to the bus, pounding some metal with Wolf and the English fans, and drinking all your English ales!! I even heard Bruce
Dickinson is coming with Kevin Heybourne to the show this time, can't wait!!"
You can catch CAULDRON and WOLF at the following shows:
09.10.09 London - The Underworld
10.10.09 Leeds - Rio's
12.10.09 Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
13.10.09 Newcastle - Trillians
14.10.09 Manchester - Moho
15.10.09 Nottingham - Rock City
16.10.09 Dudley - JB's
CAULDRON's debut album, "Chained To The Nite," is available now worldwide featuring nine tracks of traditional, true-to-the-roots heavy metal.
BARONESS’ John Baizley has announced the details for his first solo art exhibit. Presented by Metropolis Gallery in Lancaster, PA, this event will run through the month of November and for the first time contain original works available for sale. The opening reception will be held Friday, November 6th at the Metropolis Gallery. Additional details can be found here.
Baizley has created the artwork for all of BARONESS’ releases in addition to other classic albums such as PIG DESTROYER’s Phantom Limb and TORCHE’s In Return. The most recent release to feature his artwork is I Told You I Was Freaky by HBO’s Flight Of The Conchords. The few available prints John has made, most culled from album art, or specially made tour-only posters have all been hopelessly sold out, resulting in a fanatic fanbase competing for the precious available works on sites such as ExpressoBeans.com - putting John in the same rabid collector conversation as Shepard Fairey, Emek, and others. To view samples of Baizley’s artwork, please visit MySpace.com/JohnDyerBaizley.
BARONESS will see the release of their highly anticipated new album, "Blue Record," next Tuesday, October 13th. The album is currently streaming in its entirety online at this location. A limited edition of Blue Record will also be available with an accompanying CD that features a BARONESS live set from Roadburn 2009. More information on this release can be found here with vinyl details forthcoming.
BARONESS has announced two home-town album release shows in support of Blue Record on October 17th. The early show will be all ages at Windsor Hall while the late show will be at The Jinx, both in Savannah, GA. BARONESS will then embark on a full U.S. headlining tour in support of the album starting in mid-November. Guests on this month-long tour will include EARTHLESS, TORCHE, PIG DESTROYER, US CHRISTMAS, IRON AGE, and more.
Metropolis Gallery Presents The Work Of John Baizley:
November 6th through 30th
154 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603
Relapse Records has partnered up with BrooklynVegan-BBG to present its 2009 CMJ showcase show. This showcase will be held at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St) on Friday, October 23rd during the annual CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. The event will be open to the public as well as CMJ badge-holders.
This year’s line-up includes MISERY INDEX (Baltimore, MD), SALOME (Virginia), REVOCATION (Boston, MA), BLACK ANVIL (New York, NY), COMPLETE FAILURE (Pittsburgh, PA), HOWL (Providence, RI), and THE GLOOMINOUS DOOM (Reading, PA). Doors for the Relapse showcase will open at 7:00 pm EST but Fontana’s will be open earlier for an all-day BrooklynVegan event.
Here are the full details:
RELAPSE RECORDS 2009 CMJ SHOWCASE
Friday, October 23 @ 7:00 pm
Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St)
THE GLOOMINOUS DOOM
Bunch TV has made some live performance and interview footage available from Neaera. Check out the first of two videos below, with the second after the jump.
New York symphonic metal band DesDemon has posted a few new tracks on their MySpace page. The songs, "A soul in exile," "The Aquiescence of Illusion," and "Iago" come from their upcoming EP, entitled "The Awakening," which will be released on Oct 31st.
Upcoming DesDemon shows are as follows:
10/31 - Halloween Metal Meeting (Belgium) - Maasmechelen, Limburg
11/21 - Dingbatz - Clifton, New Jersey
12/05 - "Heavy Metal Theater" @ The Vail Leavitt Music Hall - Riverhead, New York
12/12 - Barney McNabbs - Yonkers, New York
Flyleaf has just unveiled the video for their song "Again" online. The video is a straightforward performance clip with an infernal twist that features the band engulfed in flames. The band is getting ready to release their new album, "Memento Mori," on November 10th and is currently hosting nationwide "Road To Memento Mori" VIP listening parties of the album. By partnering with Eventful fans were given the opportunity to demand that their city get routed into the "Road To Memento Mori" using Eventful's "Demand It!" service.
Here's their music video for "Again":
Veteran metal drummer Nick Barker, who has previously been a part of Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Dimmu Borgir, Exodus, Lock Up and Brujeria, will be joining British death metal veterans Benediction on their upcoming tour of South America which is scheduled to kick off in December. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Venues and cities are still coming through but this is what is shaping up so far. Our good friend, Nick Barker, will be on the drums for Benediction on this tour so it should be a full on holocaust!"
H.P. Lovecraft themed death metallers Yogth Sothoth are currently streaming the track "Hades Wrapped In Clouds" from their compilation album "The Dark Waters Are Shaken," which was released on September 3rd. "Hades Wrapped In Clouds" can be heard at the bands' MySpace page.
Georgia radio station 97.9FM has posted a new two part video interview online with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, which was recorded on October 4th before the band's show. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Wisdom in Chains has announced a record release show at The Championship in Harrisburg, PA on November 7th. Support will come from Strength For A Reason and Colin Of Arabia. The show is in celebration of their upcoming album "Everything You Know," which will be available on November 3rd in the U.S. and November 11th in Europe. The promotional poster for the show can be found at this location.
German metallers Into Darkness have updated their tour schedule with the following string of dates:
10/10 Waldpark Open Air Mutterstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz
10/31 Music Pub Express Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg
11/14 St. Julian St. Julian, Rheinland-Pfalz
11/20 SKELETON IN THE CLOSET IV (Zweibrücken) Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz
11/21 Night Of Suffer Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Vornagar are currently offering their debut 2005 album "The Bleeding Holocaust" as a free download. The album can be found at this location. Samples of Vornagar's music can be found at their MySpace page.
The track listing for "The Bleeding Holocaust" is as follows:
1. The Charge of the Dark God
3. When the Mist Hath Fallen
4. The Desolation Called Niflheim
5. The Gunslinger
6. The Sin of Remembrence
7. Ballad for a Dying Race
8. The Bleeding Holocaust
9. Defiling the Sepulcher of Christ
Death metal act Burial Vault has announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Alexander Petri. New guitarist Klaas Olthoff will be taking up guitar duties for all future live appearances and recordings. Samples of Burial Vault's music can be found at their MySpace page, or you can catch them live on the following dates:
11/7 Rock Im Saal Lehe, Niedersachsen
12/12 CHRISTMAS BASH Leer, Niedersachsen
Germany's Phareon are currently streaming the song "Dominate Eradicate" online. The track can be found at the band's official MySpace page. Phareon has also announced that they have recruited Niels Löffler as second guitarist and David Thelen on drums.
Montana metallers Judgment Hammer (formerly The Four Horsemen) have announced that they have finished recording their upcoming album "Arbiter of Fate," and plan to release the album in the next few weeks. The track "Lightning War" from the new album can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
The track listing for "Arbiter of Fate" will be as follows:
1. Lightning War
2. Judgment Hammer
4. Never Repent
5. No Surrender
6. Kill Or Be Killed
7. Swift Justice
8. Join Or Die
9. Thicker Than Water
German death metallers Jack Slater have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
10/16 Herbstfest der Stromgitarrenmusik Passau
10/17 Metal Incarnation VII Bietigheim
11/21 Jukuz Voerde
12/12 Metal Militia Festival Kassel
1/8 2010 Winterbreath Festival Bamberg
1/9 2010 Winterbreath Festival Bamberg
2/26 2010 Night of Suffer Festival Stuttgart
2/27 2010 Night of Suffer Festival Stuttgart
4/4 2010 R(h)ein in die Fresse XI Bonn
4/24 2010 tba Oschatz
4/30 2010 Celle Rock City Festival Celle
5/1 2010 Celle Rock City Festival Celle
6/17 2010 Metalsplash Open Air Rotenburg Wümme
Italy's Logical Terror have announced that they are currently mixing their upcoming album with the dysFunction Productions team and are seeking a label to release the album worldwide in 2010. Special guest vocalists Miguelon from Overflow and M.V. from Disclose also appear on the album.
Typically we think of female-fronted bands as being European, but like their varied music style, Echoes of Eternity doesn’t get pigeon-holed by tradition. This California based act that mixes thrash with symphonic and mainstream metal is spreading their wings with their second release, "As Shadows Burn." I recently talked with lead singer Francine Boucher about the new album, and discovered that though she is the main lyricist for the band, she’s actually a woman of few words, laced with a heavy dose of sarcasm and wit. More...
Mike Patton recently wrote a musical piece for a futurist noise series that will be performed by
musicians and composers in both San Francisco and New York City.
The San Francisco show is October 16th at MOMA/Yerba Buena
The New York show is November 12th at Town Hall
Mike Patton will NOT be performing, however.
The band MONOLITH has be scheduled to play the grand opening events at the Alamo Draft House Cinema in Kernstown, VA. They will be releasing their fourth album, scheduled for Halloween night.
Alamo has hired MONOLITH as part of the festivities for the grand opening week of one of the most anticipated entertainment venues in the tri-state area. With the release of MONOLITH's new album (it's been eight years since their last), Alamo Draft House hopes the publicity surrounding this landmark CD release will help in bringing the public out to see what the Alamo Draft House has to offer them, and see what they have in store for the future.
The event will start off at 9pm with the cult movie comedy "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" as their opening act, followed by a question and answer session by the producers and writers of the movie. After the movie and Q&A session, MONOLITH will perform an extended set of all songs from their new album, plus songs from their three previous albums, and a slew of cover songs within their specific genre.
The band will also be shooting video for a music video and upcoming DVD release in the very near future.
MONOLITH is currently in the recording studio, Red Velvet Recording in Winchester, VA., finishing up the mixing and mastering of their new album this week.
The event details are as follows:
Halloween at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema / MONOLITH CD Release Show
With special guest band: MONOLITH
Opening act: “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” movie and producer/ writer Q&A Session
Starts at 9pm
Ticket price: $15
Hellyeah, the southern tinged metal "supergroup" founded by members of Nothingface, Mudvayne and Vinnie Paul of Pantera/Damageplan fame, has announced that they will be releasing their second studio album around the April/May mark of next year with plenty of touring to follow. Drummer Vinnie Paul has also stated the album is half-done at this point in time. No-one is sure whether the band will release the new album through Epic Records again or through Paul's own label, Big Vin Records. The debut sold around 500,000 copies.
American technical death metal group Arsis has announced that they will be releasing their brand new studio album, "Starve For The Devil" on January 15th of next year. The band also plan to release the artwork for the album shortly.
The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
1. Forced to Rock
2. A March for the Sick
3. From Soulless to Shattered (Art in Dying)
4. Beyond Forlorn
5. The Ten of Swords
6. Closer to Cold
7. Sick Perfection
8. Half Past Corpse O’Clock
9. Escape Artist
10. Sable Rising
The surviving members of young British thrash metal outfit Evile has posted an update online which gives thanks to fans and the metal community in general for the support they have received following the passing of bass player Michael Alexander, who sadly passed away five days ago while the band were supporting Amon Amarth in Sweden. The message reads as follows:
"Thank you to everyone for all of your kind words, emails, messages and texts. You have no idea how much it means to Mike's family and us guys to see this amount of support, it's simply overwhelming. Thank you.
"Still can't believe this has happened, we miss our friend, please keep him in your hearts and minds. Thank you again."
Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society has announced in an update through the social networking site Twitter that he plans to have the new Black Label Society album available by March of next year. His full message reads as follows:
"Going to do the new BLS CD in my studio Jan/Feb and get it out to you Berserkers March 2010. Tons of shit to do today, screening of Bones film, blog and video diary from the Black Label studio mid-construction and design meeting for the RD artist reissue."
New York Hardcore legends Sick Of It All will be entering the studio next month to record the follow up to their 2006 album, "Death To Tyrants." The band has written sixteen songs for the record so far and has revealed that some of these titles include, "Dominated," "A Month Of Sundays," "Dirty Money," "Hope And Fear" and "Bent Out Of Shape." Stay tuned for more updates on the album and the band.
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature The Devil Wears Prada and the following lineup of videos:
The Devil Wears Prada - "HTML Rulez D00d"
The Devil Wears Prada - "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?"
Straight Line Stitch - "Taste Of Ashes"
The Black Dahlia Murder - "Necropolis"
In This Moment - "Call Me"
Daath - "Day of Endless Light"
Hatebreed - "In Ashes They Shall Reap"