Metal News for October 12, 2010
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39 news articles posted on this day.
Shock hard rock act Murderdolls has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Chapel Of Blood" and is included on the band's sophomore album, titled "Women And Children Last."
You can view the video below:
Century Media recording artists Devil Sold His Soul have announcing the dates for the forthcoming UK headlining tour in 2011.
Devil Sold His Soul Headlining Dates:
28.01.2011 Bristol – O2 Academy 2
29.01.2011 Truro – Wig and Pen
30.01.2011 Plymouth – White Rabbit
31.01.2011 Exeter – Cavern
01.02.2011 Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
03.02.2011 Birmingham – HMV Institute
04.02.2011 Stoke-on-Trent – The Sugarmill
05.02.2011 Manchester – Roadhouse
06.02.2011 Leeds – Cockpit 2
08.02.2011 Glasgow – Stereo
09.02.2011 Edinburgh – Bannerman’s Bar
10.02.2011 Liverpool – The Masque
11.02.2011 Sheffield – Corporation
12.02.2011 Northampton – Roadmenders
14.02.2011 Norwich – Arts Centre
15.02.2011 Colchester – Arts Centre
16.02.2011 Brighton – Digital
17.02.2011 Reading – The Facebar
18.02.2011 London – Underworld
19.02.2011 Southampton – Talking Heads
Chicago hard rock act Disturbed has posted the first of four studio webisodes documenting the making of its fifth studio album, "Asylum". "Asylum" was released on August 31, 2010 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, the fourth consecutive release from the group to do so.
You can view the video below:
Chicago progressive metallers Born Of Osiris have posted a second behind the scenes clip for the creation of its third album, set for an early 2011 release through Sumerian Records. The album is being produced by the band with the help of BOTA's producer/engineer Don Byczynski.
You can view the video below:
Los Angeles progressive post-metallers Intronaut have posted a fourth studio webisode online. The video documents the recording of the forthcoming studio album "Valley of Smoke." "Valley of Smoke" was released on October 12, 2010 through Century Media Records.
You can view the video below:
Canadian hardcore act Bastard Child Death Cult has announced the dates for its forcoming U.K tour. Bastard Child Death Cult is made up of ex- members of Cancer Bats, Damn 13, and Monster Voodoo Machine.
Bastard Child Death Cult tour dates:
Oct. 22 - Bath, UK @ Green Park Tavern
Oct. 23 - TBA, UK
Oct. 24 - TBA, UK
Oct. 25 - Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert
Oct. 26 - Bolton, UK @ Soundhouse
Oct. 27 - Edinburgh, UK @ Bannermans
Oct. 28 - York, UK @ Stereo
Oct. 29 - Mansfield, UK @ Nottingham Punk Club
Oct. 30 - Cheltenham, UK @ Frog and Fiddle
Oct. 31 - Peterborough, UK @ The Park
Nov. 1 - London, UK @ The Gafff
Nov. 2 - Coventry, UK @ Kasbash Night Club
American heavy metal group Devildriver has announced that htey will be heading across the Atlantic next month for a series of headlining shows in Europe. Joining them on the trek will be 36 Crazyfists. A message from the band reads as follows:
"DevilDriver is coming to Europe once again. Starting November 5th, we start things off with the biggest DevilDriver shows to hit the UK to date.
"We've got our good friends 36 Crazyfists sharing the stage with us throughout the tour. We've all had some time off in the last few weeks to recharge the batteries. Miller spent some time in Mexico diving with sharks and I just got home from Maui. Rehearsals for the tour are going to start soon and we are looking forward to seeing all of you."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Therion has announced the winner of its music video contest and has posted the winning clip online, as its new official music video. The winning "Sitra Ahra" clip was made my Fredrik Mattson. "Sitra Ahra" is set for release in North America on October 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was mixed at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden by Lennart Ostlund.
You can view the winning video below:
Madrid, Spain power metal act Dark Moor has commented on the its forthcoming studio album, titled "Ancestral Romance." "Ancestral Romance" was recorded at New Sin Studios in Italy with producer Luigi Stefanini. The band commented by saying:
"We are very pleased with the outcome of our new album, 'Ancestral Romance'. We have been working for months on this new work and recording with our usual producer, Luigi Stefanini, has been the culmination of all that effort.
"This new album is explores deeper and gets further in our own style, which became more consolidated in our last releases. In this way, the whole orchestra and choir work has been developed and is in perfect symbiosis with rock instruments. As a result the album has passages of great drama and all the expressiveness we wanted to start the work with.
"The theme of 'Ancestral Romance' revolves around Spain's culture and history, as is well established in pieces like 'Oh, Wretched Me!', based on the 'Life Is A Dream' by Calderon de la Barca , 'Tilt At Windmills' based on Don Quixote, 'Mio Cid' inspired by the legend of the Spanish hero El Cid, 'Alaric de Marnac', an adaptation of Paul Naschy's latest book of the same title, 'Love From Stone' which tells of the legend of the lovers of Teruel, 'Gadir' inspired by the first city founded in Europe: Cádiz, or 'Ritual Fire Dance', adaptation of 'Danza del Fuego' by Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer.
"All lyrics have been written by the Spanish poet Francisco José García, our usual collaborator. Thanks to his great work, Alfred was able to connect very well with the spirit of each song and do a great job of interpretation, emphasizing and increasing his natural baritone timbre. This album also features Dark Moor's first song in Spanish, 'La Canción del Pirata', where the band has put music to the famous poem by Espronceda."
Japanese metalcore act Metal Safari has posted its new music video online. The video was made for the track "How To Die" and comprises footage taken from the band's recent tour of Japan. "How To Die" is included on Metal Safari's sophomore album, "Prisoner", which is available through Spiritual Beast Records.
You can view the video below:
Swedish melodic metallers Soilwork have posted a new video clip online, documenting the band's recent tour throughout North America. The footage was filmed and edited by Tommy Jones and taken during the band's recent North American headlining tour. Soilwork are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release "The Panic Broadcast."
You can view the video below:
New Orleans, Louisiana metal act Crowbar has announced a new batch of tour dates added to its previously announced mini-tour. Crowbar have also been added as a direct support act on the upcoming Black Tusk headline tour.
Cowbar tour dates:
Oct. 18 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Oct. 19 - Houston, TX - Numbers
Oct. 21 - Lafayette, LA - Sadie's Downtown
Oct. 22 - Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse
Oct. 30 - Gulfport MS - The Door
Oct. 31 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Shock
With Black Tusk:
Nov. 27 - Savannah, GA - The Jinx
Nov. 28 - Jacksonville, FL - The Pit
Nov. 29 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 30 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Dec. 01 - Charleston, SC - Jimbo's Rock Lounge
Dec. 02 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Dec. 03 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Dec. 04 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar & Grill
Dec. 05 - New York, NY - Santo's Party House
Dec. 06 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary Coast
Dec. 07 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
Dec. 08 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
Dec. 09 - Niagara Falls, NY - Evening Star Music Hall
Dec. 10 - Columbus, OH - Ravari Room
Dec. 11 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Dec. 12 - St Louis, MO - Fubar
Dec. 13 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
Dec. 14 - Little Rock - The Village
Dec. 15 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
Dec. 16 - Dallas - Trees
Norwegian black metal veterans Darkthrone has announced that they will be re-releasing their fifth album, "Panzerfaust" on October 25th through Peaceville Records. The re-issue will come in a double disc format, containing the album in full, as well as a commentary on the record by drummer Fenriz.
Arizona based death metal outfit Job For A Cowboy has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour this December, in support of their latest studio album, "Ruination," which will be re-released on limited edition vinyl on November 23rd. Joining them on the trek will be Skeletonwitch and Misery Index.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 5 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
December 6 Dallas, TX The Door
December 7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
December 9 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
December 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
December 11 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit's
December 12 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
December 14 Cleveland, OH Peabody's Downunder
December 15 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
December 16 New York, NY Santos Party House
December 17 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
December 18 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
December 19 Richmond, VA Canal Club
December 20 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Tickets sold out in only thirty minutes for the legendary German band RAMMSTEIN‘s December 11th performance at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City. This will be the only US show by the Berlin-based six-piece band, who have not performed in the United States since 2001. The show was announced September 27th, tickets went on sale for the show Friday, October 8th at Noon Eastern and before an hour passed, tickets were officially sold out. This makes RAMMSTEIN the first German band in history to accomplish such a feat.
The band’s appearance at the Quebec City Summer Festival in July 2010 already lured thousands of US fans to cross the border into Canada and since last fall, RAMMSTEIN’s formidable live show traversed Europe in twenty 18-wheelers packed with pyrotechnics, flame-throwers, bazookas and enough ordnance to level a small country.
The band’s most recent album, Liebe ist für alle da (“Love is there for all”), was released in November 2009 and hit #1 on many charts across Europe, and entered on the Billboard Charts at #13 – the highest chart entry for Rammstein in the United States ever – and boosted their worldwide catalog to over 16 million albums sold.
A new teaser video for the "Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD set has been posted online. This video features Kerry King checking out a tatoo of himself on a mega-fan as well as a short bit of Slayer footage.
Vocalist Jesse Barnett of STICK TO YOUR GUNS has issued the following update from the road:
“The positive reactions each and every night of this tour have blown away any expectations we had regarding the turn outs at the shows, and our band in general. The kids that have made it out to the shows have given us everything they have, which has made these dates so memorable already. We are looking forward to the remainder of the tour and hope that we will be fortunate enough to have everyone continue to give us their best.”
“The Hope Division is more than a new record. Every day our world is defeated by carelessness, ignorance, and selfishness. We can't look away from our television set that allows us all to look into the problems facing the world as a whole, yet we are still just looking. Our leaders wage war on things like drugs, terror, and poverty, yet they fail to see that these are all products of a pre-existing condition. The problem starts with the heart and magnifies into injustice from there. People all over the world suffer as a result. These songs are their stories. When the world around us crumbles, provide the hope needed to rebuild.”
Australian melodic death metal band Universum has revealed the tracklisting and cover art to their new album "Mortuus Machina." The tracklisting for "Mortuus Machina" is as follows:
01. Fractured Archetype Feat. Christian Alvestam (Ex-Scar Symmetry, Solution .45)
02. Morte Noir
03. Sum Of The Universe Feat. Christian Alvestam (Ex-Scar Symmetry, Solution .45), Marios Iliopoulos (Nightrage) And Olof Morck (Nightrage)
04. Genetic Sequence Distortion
05. Asymmetric Dimensional State Feat. Ola Frenning (Ex-Soilwork) And Tommy Tuovinen (Mygrain)
06. Slaves To The New Order
07. Aeon Displacement Feat. Paul Wardingham
08. Transcendence 0.0
09. 2.0 - Feat. Christian Alvestam (Ex-Scar Symmetry, Solution .45)
10. Take Another
11. Blank Infinity
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore discusses small bars and "The Four Corners of the Apocalypse." (That is not a Goatwhore song title.):
Here's a transcription of that video segment:
Ben Falgoust: “We’ve had some pretty rowdy pits, you know. A recent one, we played Wisconsin and it got pretty rowdy. It wasn’t crazy…well, the pit was sort of crazy. But the people at the front seemed even more crazy and they were just throwing alcohol all night. Basically, the whole stage, it’s the stage and then monitors, it was just liquor all on it. Beer, drinks, everything. Even to, we have points where we played this place that’s up near Albany, New York, a place called Popeye’s Pub. It’s a small little place. It’s the smallest place you can imagine seeing a band. This place is small. But the show was fun. Actually, the stage was bigger than the floor space the people were on. And the back wall of that was about to give way into this yard. So at any given moment these people could have been shoved if the whole back wall fell out. But in this little tight area, it just broke out on the floor and it was so crazy cause the area was so fucking small and these people were like…It was like all the sudden you step two feet, and turned around, and someone was plowing into you. It was almost like you didn’t have time to maneuver what you wanted to do on the floor. So that was great too. And sometimes when we get a really good rowdy crowd, we do this called the Four Corners of the Apocalypse. They have this big thing called the Wall of Death where two lines come and they clash. We took it a step further and made it the four corners of the room, and everybody goes toward the center and just…it’s chaos.
Buick: I bet that makes a great noise.
Ben: Yeah, bones cracking and things like that. It’s always pretty exciting. Um, let’s see. Anything else fairly exciting? Every show is a different experience, you know? So after this I’ll think of something. I’ll say, “Oh, damn! That situation was fucking crazy.” Yeah, there’s a lot of different ones, man. We’ve played from big places to small places, but I really like the aggression of the small places because you’re locked into so much area. So when it breaks out, there’s nowhere to really go. It’s like you’re trapped, so everybody in that area is sucked into it and has to partake in it unless they just leave the room because the area is so small. But then again the big places, if the whole place is ready to roll and do something crazy and you can ignite them to go off, that’s pretty fucking intense as well. Like an entire floor.
Don't miss the show report from Goatwhore's return to New Orleans.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
Tim Lambesis, lead vocalist of the popular San Diego, California metal band As I Lay Dying has formed a new clothing company called Modern Rebellion. The company has launched an official website and merch store through 3rd Degree Merch.
The mission of the clothing line is to spread a positive message of charity and to often put one’s personal needs second to those of others. With that mindset Modern Rebellion will be giving profits to Trees Of Glory, a non-profit dedicated to providing clean water for Children in Duber, Ethiopia.
"For many of us growing up, rebellion was a way to fight against what we felt were pointless and oppressive rules. Times have changed. Today we often submit to popular thinking without notice and believe that our greatest purpose is to serve ourselves. The truest form of rebellion left is to reject this mindset and live for something more.
"That is why I have partnered in starting Modern Rebellion. What I profit from this endeavor goes to support orphanages that I have personally visited and benefits a group of people much more deserving than myself. Beyond that, I think the apparel and designs themselves create a style that well represents my personal taste."
Norwegian doom metal band Syrach has announced the departure of their drummer Adam Suleiman.
The band issues the following message on his departure, "A couple of days ago, we got an e-mail from our drummer Adam telling us he is leaving us. We have been seeing this coming for some time, since he's only been in Bergen twice in one year for rehearsals. Fair enough, since he got a great job in Oslo he have our understanding and the best of luck in the future. Hopefully he will not quit drumming, as he is FAR too good to leave his sticks on the shelf, especially since he is only 25 years old...(joke!)"
"We have had several great years together with Adam, and a lot of fun. He have taught us about time travels and solved many math mysteries for us."
German progressive/atmospheric metal band THE OCEAN has released a new song, "The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts," through Stereogum.com. The song is the fifth track from their upcoming full-length "Anthropocentric," which is set for a North American release on November 9 via Metal Blade Records. "Anthropocentric" is part two of the concept explored on the band's "Heliocentric" album released this past spring.
Listen to the third track off "Anthropocentric," “She Was The Universe,” below:
The female-fronted goth/symphonic band Sirenia has announced that their latests album will be titled "The Enigma Of Life." The album is set for an early 2011 release, but no track listing is available at this time.
"The Enigma Of Life" is a follow up to Sirenia's 2009 album "The 13th Floor." You can read MU's review of Sirenia's "The 13th Floor" here. "The Enigma Of Life" is the second album featuring lead singer Ailyn, making her the only Sirenia vocalist who has managed to survive through more than one album.
Triptykon, the band led by former Celtic Frost and hellhammer mainman Tom Warrior, has been confirmed to perform at next year's edition of Bloodstock Open Air in Derbyshire, England. This will be the band's only performance in Great Britain during the year. Also performing at the event will be Norwegian black metal legends Immortal and power metal outfit Rhapsody of Fire. The festival will be held between August 12th to 14th.
Unsigned Finnish power metal band Ultimatium has issued the following update:
"After some discussions and planning, we as a band have decided to first record a 4 song promo representing 4 of our songs that were heard live last summer. This promo is anticipated to be ready by the end of this year and will be distributed as a physical version as well as (propably) free to download. Drums were recorded yesterday and video camera was also recording and some footage of that will also be visible sometime. From the video you can actually see Toni nailing "Ce'es la Vie" with a single shot, on the first take, that was supposed to be a practice shot"
Polish metal band CALM HATCHERY have made two new songs, "Messerschmitt" and "Lost in the Sands," from their upcoming album, "Sacrilege Of Humanity," available for streaming now at their official Myspace page.
CALM HATCHERY features past and present members of Dead Infection and Tehace. Theband has just finished putting the final touches on their second album, entitled "Sacrilege Of Humanity." The band signed a worldwide deal with Selfmadegod Records, and the album will be released on November 16, 2010.
British atmospheric doom metal band SEROTONAL is currently working on their follow up album "The Renunciant." The band has recently parted ways with guitarist Gary Hill and bass player Andrew Heath, which will mean a temporary break from touring.
Serotonal thanks both Gary and Andrew for their contribution and would like to wish Gary all the best with his new project The Stonewall Silence. Though Serotonal are content to write as the current line up, they are open to the possibility of another guitarist/keyboard player and a bass player joining. Anyone interested should email the band directly at email@example.com.
Swedish progressive metallers Darkwater have posted the first full track from their new album "Where Stories End" on the band's Myspace page.
Henrik Båth of DARKWATER comments: "We're really excited to finally present 'Where Stories End' to all of you. We feel that we've created something special with this album, and I personally think that we've improved everything since 'Calling The Earth To Witness.' We hope you'll enjoy it!"
"Where Stories End" is slated for release in Europe on November 12 and in the US on November 23.
Norwegian black metal veterans Satyricon has announced that all of their albums recorded and released in the 1990s will be re-issued in the near future. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Our off year is coming to an end and in a few months time we will start writing for a new album. We are feeling fresh and charged. In 2011 we will re-release all albums from the nineties with updated artwork and remastering where it is needed. There might even be some interesting shows to go with it! Unfortunately we never had the opportunity to visit Russia with 'The Age Of Nero', until now that is. Therefore we are pleased to announce shows in St Petersburg and Moscow in December!"
The Russian shows are as follows:
December 11 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Orlandina Club
December 12 - Moscow, Russia - Tochka Club
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has announced that they will be performing a brand new song for the first time at their upcoming appearance at the Furia Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month. The song is expected to be included on their next studio album, which is currently untitled and will be the band's first for new record label, Nuclear Blast.
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal champions Diamond Head has announced that they will be performing their classic album, "Lightning To The Nations" from start to finish on their upcoming tour dates in celebration of the record's thirtieth anniversary.
The Italian symphonic band Rhapsody Of Fire has a busy schedule from now through February 2011. Their new album "The Cold Embrace Of Fear" hits stores October 15, and November 7 finds them beginning a world tour that starts in Russia and takes them through Asia and South America. Now the band has confirmed a slate of European dates as well. More...
Press Pass Inc., the company best known for its Nascar and NFL trading cards, has announced that they will be releasing AC/DC trading cards this November. The base set will range from the band's beginning through the Black Ice tour. There will also be subsets available including It's A Long Way To The Top, Back In Black, Thunderstruck, and Rock 'n Roll Train.
There will also be foil inserts for We Salute You and On The Highway To... as well as autographed memorabilia. No word yet on the pricing, but similar sets currently sell on their website for $10. This makes AC/DC the second rock band (Kiss cards are currently available through Press Pass Inc.) to have its own trading card line.
The three-way split LP "Lose Lose Lose," which includes tracks by Fight Amp, Ladder Devils, Kowloon Walled City, can now be downloaded for free from Sterogum.
Here's the "Lose Lose Lose" tracklisting:
1. Kowloon Walled City – “The Busker”
2. Ladder Devils – “Get OK”
3. Fight Amp – “Thankless”
4. Ladder Devils – “Leavers”
5. Fight Amp – “Old Soul”
6. Kowloon Walled City – “The Commuter”
"Lose Lose Lose" is available now via Brutal Panda and can be ordered on vinyl here. It’s been pressed in an edition of 300 and comes packaged with a “silk screened poly bag and a 12”x16” fold-under insert.”
German metal band Deadlock has issued the following studio update on their Facebook page:
"Hey fellas! As you might know, we're currently recording the successor to 'Manifesto' (2008) at Slaughter's Palace Studio. The new album is once again being produced and engineered by our musical mastermind and guitar/sound wizard Sebastian Reichl. Some first photos have been added to our albums - take a look! The new, yet untitled album will be released early 2011 via Lifeforce Records. More news, surprises and photos to come soon, stay tuned!"
Germany's Lanfear has issued the following studio update:
"Had some schedule difficulties but in the meantime everything runs smoothly and the wheels keep turning. Started again on Monday morning at 6 am (yes, no rockstar dom here...) and until now the rhythm guitars for five tracks have been recorded. Kai showed up together with Richie yesterday evening to do some bass guitar fun. Kai recorded two songs before he fell asleep. Everything took place in the infamous Koszmik studios. We'll proceed this evening with some more guitars and will keep you updated..."
Evil Adam has posted a new song, entitled "The Only Thing You Can Take When You Die Is Someone Else Along For The Ride," on their bandcamp page. The track comes off the band's upcoming album, "The Death of Innocence."
As with most Evil Adam recordings, the track was entirely created by singer Rene Rosa. Rene comments on the song, "A little song about a revenge killing murder/suicide. This is part of the bigger story that will unfold in the full album. Special thanks to Joe Kasyan for the title. He was joking and being a jerk, but I liked it too much not to use it."
Triptykon, the critically acclaimed new band from Celtic Frost and Hellhammer mastermind Thomas Gabriel Fischer (aka Tom Warrior,) has posted a new trailer online for their forthcoming new EP, "Shatter." You can check it out below. The record will be released on October 25th and will feature three songs previously unreleased outside of Japan, as well as live recordings of two Celtic Frost classics. More...
American nu metal outfit Nonpoint will be teaming up with In This Moment this December for a series of shows in North America. Local acts are expected to open at respective shows.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 1 – Toronto, Canada @ The Opera House
December 2 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
December 3 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House
December 4 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
December 5 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland
December 7 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
December 8 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
December 10 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall
December 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade