Metal News for October 10, 2010
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Housecore Records is pumping out some awesome music these days. Although relatively quiet in the past, it’s owner Philp Anselmo of Down and Pantera notoriety is working with the bands he signed on to get their albums out, get them on the road, and get Housecore out there for everyone to enjoy. To celebrate the beginning of something big, Housecore Records put on a show of a few of their biggest bands; sludge legends Crowbar, Phil’s favorites haarp, and classic thrashers Warbeast all the way from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. I was able to get footage of each band of the night. The decibel level was very high, however, so the sound is slightly grainy. If you see any people wearing shiny party hats in the videos, it’s because it was my birthday. I passed out the hats to my friends and they went in the mosh pit with them. More...
Up and coming Chicago metal band A Thousand Ashes recently released their debut EP, titled “Indwelling.” The five song CD was recorded and engineered at BOTA Studio in Lake in the Hills, Illinois by Ex- Fleshold guitarist Don Byczynski. The album was mastered by legendary death metal guitarist James Murphy. The band currently is streaming two songs, “Of Pain and Virtue” and “Fallen Angels” on their MySpace page.
In an attempt to promote underground metal, Metal Assault Radio has released the first in an ongoing series of digital only compilations free for download. The compilation features the following 10 bands:
The Evil Amidst (members of HatePlow, Malevolent Creation, and Kult of Azazel)
Isolation In Infamy
Zombie Holocaust (who submitted a previously un-released song)
Vile Vindiction (featuring former Malevolent Creation guitarist Jim Nickles)
Cleanse Your Demons (features former members of Pestilence, Overthrow, and Soulstorm)
Black metal band Winterblind has posted their new promo online for free download here (use password: winterblind).
The tracklisting is as follows:
The Dance Of Flames
Cries Of The Mournful
At The Lake
Shades Of Grey
Conquering The Throne
You can also check out the band's music on their MySpace page.
"Earth Sick Mind", the thunderous debut full-length from Santa Cruz doom rockers DUSTED ANGEL, is set for release on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The 7-track "Earth Sick Mind" was captured in San Francisco by Billy Anderson (High on Fire, Neurosis, Sleep) in April, and will be released next week by Mankind Records, a division of Revelation Records.
In celebration, DUSTED ANGEL will perform at a pair of Bay Area record release shows this month. The first show takes place in San Francisco on October 15th just days after the album's release, where DA will be playing alongside Dischord Records hardcore legends Scream! The following week the band hit their hometown Santa Cruz legions hard, playing alongside Christian Mistress and Thrones who are currently touring the US together.
DUSTED ANGEL Record Release Shows:
10/15/2010 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA w/ Scream, Dead Meat
10/27/2010 Blue Lagoon - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Christian Mistress, Thrones
Oakland, California alternativemetallers Neurosis have scheduled two shows in Seattle at the end of December. Support at the Dec. 30 show will come from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and BLACK BREATH. With support on the the Dec. 31 coming from YOB and LUDICRA.
Neurosis Seattle tour dates:
Dec. 30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Dec. 31 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Black Metal act Frostmoon Eclipse has announced its signing with Osmose Productions. The deal comes in time for the band to release its forthcoming studio album "The End Stands Silent," the band's fifth album overall.
"The End Stands Silent" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Heaven Outside, Hell Within
2. I Am The Absence
4. Under Pale City Lights
5. Unnatural Isolation
6. A Clandestine Freedom Between Shadows
7. The End Of Everything
Norwegian progressive rock act Arabrot has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album "Revenge." "Revenge" is set for release in November through Fysisk Format.
Here is the "Revenge" tracklisting:
1. The Most Sophisticated Form Of Revenge
2. Interim Me
3. The Wretched Child
4. The Dolorous Years
6. End Of First Chant I
7. The Pilgrimage
8. End Of First Chant II
9. The Primrose Path
Ravens Creed has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming EP titled "Nestless And Wild." The new EP is die for release sometime by year's end through Doomentia Records.
The "Nestless And Wild" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Stampede Of Skeletons
2. Breaking The Lord
3. Shoot The Wounded
4. The Wires Will Kill You
Finnish thrash metal act Altars Of Destruction has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Cross The Line (Of No Return)" which is included on the band's 2010 release "Gallery Of Pain." You can view the video below:
Here is the "Gallery Of Pain" tracklisting:
1. Altars Of Destruction
3. Children Of Misfortune
4. Guilty Or Not
5. Cross The Line (Of No Return)
6. Heroes Of The New World
7. Suicide…Are You Fucking Insane?
8. Gallery Of Pain
9. Day Of Judgement
Canadian hard rockers Helix have revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming acoustic album, titled "Smash Hits Unplugged." "Smash Hits Unplugged" was recorded recorded at A Studios in London, Ontario with co-producer Aaron Murray. The album is planned for release in November.
"Smash Hits Unplugged" tracklisting:
1. Rock You
2. Heavy Metal Love
3. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
4. Make Me Do (Anything You Want)
5. Wild In The Streets/No Rest For The Wicked
6. Deep Cuts The Knife
7. The Kids Are All Shakin'
8. Dream On
9. That Day Is Gonna Come
10. Good To The Last Drop
11. A Touch of Magic (James Leroy cover)
U.K. metal act Your Demise has posted its new music video online. The video is for the track "Miles Away" which appears on the band's album "The Kids We Used To Be..."
You can view the video below:
Swedish hard rock act Enforcer has revealed the dates for its forthcoming European tour with Airbourne. The tour dates can be viewed below:
Enforcer European tour dates:
November 6 – Bochum, Germany – Ruhcongress
November 7 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Mainhall
November 9 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
November 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tyrol
November 12 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahoune
November 13 – Helsinki, Finland – Cable Factory
November 16 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
November 17 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena
November 18 – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
November 20 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
November 22 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
November 23 – Basel, Switzerland – St. Jakobshalle Arena
November 24 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
November 26 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
November 27 – Lille, France – Aeronef
November 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
November 30 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Mainhall Box
December 2 – London, UK – Brixton Academy
December 4 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
December 5 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
December 7 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
December 9 – Manchester, UK – Academy
December 10 – Birmingham, UK – Academy
Atreyu's entire new EP, "Covers Of The Damned," featuring Aerosmith’s “Living On The Edge” is now streaming on Monster Energy's site. You can find it in their music player and then by selecting Atreyu in the artist dropdown.
Before Orange County, CA-based modern rock band Atreyu launch their "Congregation of the Damned" tour October 20 in Anaheim, CA, the band will release a free five-song digital EP titled "Covers of the Damned" on October 12 via www.guvera.com (US only). "Covers of the Damned" will also be available worldwide on iTunes, amazon.com and all popular music download sites. Limited edition vinyl copies will be available exclusively at each show on the tour (dates below). The tour will see several of these songs performed live with special guests.
"Covers of the Damned," produced by Noah Shain (As Tall As Lions, Orson, Endless Hallway), features two cover songs by Atreyu and three collaborations with the other bands on the tour. Shain notes that, “These young bands all have a unique and different approach to rock music...such radical interpretations of dangerously classic songs. It was amazing to see and hear these guys work together! We recorded the album in a very short amount of time and everyone followed their instincts, so what you hear is an honest interpretation of the music of an older generation filtered through the ears and hands of the generation of artists making the music that defines today's culture. Kind of a once in a lifetime gig for me. And not only is it a bad ass record, it's gonna be a f__king amazing tour!” Adds Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas, “A whole tour teaming up to release an EP is a rare thing. We wanted to collaborate with the bands on our tour to create a fun series of covers. This shit was fun to record and will be fun to listen to.”
Atreyu and the members of Chiodos, Blessthefall and Endless Hallway recorded the EP in White Buffalo Studios from September 12 to 17. Architects (UK) vocalist Sam Carter recorded his parts remotely from the UK.
The songs are:
Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the Edge” (Atreyu)
Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” (Endless Hallway and Travis Miguel of Atreyu)
Volbeat’s “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” (Atreyu)
Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town” (featuring Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas and guitarists Travis Miguel and Dan Jacobs along with Endless Hallway members Evan MacCarthy and Joe Mullen, Chiodos vocalist Brandon Bolmer, Architects (UK) singer Sam Carter and Blessthefall vocalist Beau Bokan)
Deftones “My Own Summer” (Atreyu guitarist Travis Miguel and bassist Mark McKnight with Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne of Chiodos, Sam Carter of Architects (UK) and Jono Evans of Endless Hallway
All of the songs on the EP were important to the members of Atreyu in their formative years and contributed to their development as a band. Fans can see the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of this EP soon at RevolverMag.com.
Here are the latest Atreyu tour dates: More...
Triptykon frontman Tom G. Warrior (formerly of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer) has checked in with an online update after the band began its first tour of North America. His message reads as follows:
"Very late in the evening of October 5, 2010, Triptykon arrived at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, flying in from London. The very next day, we played the group's first concert on North American soil, at the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan, thereby embarking on the Weltenbrand co-headlining tour of the US and Canada, together with 1349.
"The Gramercy was filled with long-time friends and new acquaintances alike. Painter/tattoo artist Vincent Castiglia, who is such a major contributor to Triptykon's first album, publisher Ian Christe of Bazillion Points, who gave me the astounding news that my second book Only Death Is Real will already go into its third printing run, the extraordinary Kim Kelly, HR Giger's US agent Les Barany, who photographed and filmed the concert, master sculptor Eli Livingston, the artist behind HR Giger's jewelry and Celtic Frost's pendant, who showed me the prototype of a proposed miniature sculpture based on 1984's The Sitting Death Hellhammer EP cover drawing. There were many more. How good it felt to return to touring in North America, finally, after the past three eventful years."
With the recent, tragic passing of guitarist Trev Fleming, this week seemed to be a fitting time to look at Sweet Savage and the impact they had upon heavy metal music. The band formed in 1979 in the Northern Irish capital of Belfast by guitar players Trev Fleming and Vivian Campbell along with drummer David Bates and singing bass player Ray Haller. The group quickly began to build up a solid fan base and were able to secure opening slots for the likes of such big name bands as Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne and Wishbone Ash. Their high profile support slots led to a recording contract with Park Records, through which they released a single entitled, “Take No Prisoners” which was limited to only one thousand copies and also featured the song “Killing Time.” The single didn’t result in a permanent record deal and the band’s next record was a self-released demo simply named, “Demo 81.” The band soldiered on for two more years until Campbell left the band to become the guitarist for Ronnie James Dios eponymous new band, resulting in a period of inactivity for Sweet Savage.
The group decided to continue in 1984, though this time the lineup did not include Campbell or Fleming, instead featuring the guitar talents of Ian “Speedo” Wilson. The new selective recorded a new single with guest vocalist Robert Casserly entitled, “Straight Through The Heart” via Crashed Records. The single found little success and the band continued to perform as and when they could, finally releasing a third single in 1989 called, “The Raid” before making the decision to retire the group for the second time.
During the 1990s, the band received an renewed interest from many heavy metal fans, thanks largely to American metal stars Metallica covering the Sweet Savage song, “Killing Time” as a B-side to their “Unforgiven” single. Sweet Savage decided to reform once again, this time with Trev Fleming back on guitar and Simon McBride replacing Ian Wilson. This re-energised version of the band was finally able to record a full length studio album in the form of 1996’s, “Killing Time,” which was comprised of re-worked and re-recorded versions of their old songs. The album and interest enabled them to continue and the band released a second album in 1998 entitled, “Rune,” which featured all new material. However, owing to the desire to pursue other musical ventures, the band broke up for the third time that year. The hiatus would prove to be the bands longest, lasting a full ten years before the group heeded the call of heavy metal once again and began touring under the Sweet Savage moniker. This time the band received more support slots for big names of the present and past eras, including Saxon, Motorhead, Deep Purple and, most recently, Iron Maiden. A new drummer in the form of Marty McCloskey was introduced in 2010 and the band revealed their plans to release a new album in October of this year entitled, “Regenerator.” October is now finally upon us and while the new Sweet Savage album is still expected to be released sometime this month, it will prove to be a sad launch, as founder and guitarist Trev Fleming passed away on October 2nd, leaving behind a legacy of great heavy metal music. More...