Metal News for October 13, 2009
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Gwen Stacy is currently looking for extras/fans to take place in their music video shoot this Thursday, October 15th/ The shoot will take place in an abandoned city near O'Hare Airport in Chicago. The band will be performing on the empty streets and we need fans to fill them up.
So if you are over 18 and interested in attending, send your photo(s), age and location of where you live to firstname.lastname@example.org and the band will get back to you about the details where and what time to meet on the 15th.
Fan-filmed video footage has been posted online of Amorphis performing at the Underworld in Camden, London on October 10th, 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
As was previously reported, Don Decker of Anal Blast passed away on Sunday, October 11th. Keyboardist Blasphyre of Catholicon has issued the following statement about Decker:
"Catholicon would like to extend our condolences to Don Decker's friends and family. Don was the singer of Anal Blast, with whom we've had the honor of sharing the stage... We found out that he passed away on Sunday after a very prolonged battle with liver problems. Always a nice guy and never failed to make people laugh with his albums, antics, and comments onstage. Will be missed and remembered."
Hail! has announced that drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer, Testament) will be accompanying them for their upcoming tour dates in November and December. Bostaph will be joining bassist David Ellefson, singer Ripper Owens (former JUDAS PRIEST, current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA).
Asked how Paul Bostaph came to play with Hail!, Ellefson replied “After Jimmy DeGrasso became unavailable due to his touring commitments with Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga came aboard and just slammed for us. His playing throughout the Scandinavian dates was unbelievable, but now he’s heading back into the studio with Stone Sour, so he’s unavailable for the next round of shows. We immediately thought of Paul. With Alex Skolnik out playing with Trans-Siberian Orchestra a small window opened in the Testament schedule where Paul became available and we jumped at the opportunity.”
Kisser chimed in, “Come on, he’s Paul Bostaph! Think about it, he’s played with three of the greatest thrash bands of all-time, Slayer, Testament, and Exodus. What symbolizes more of the spirit of HAIL! then that?! It’s an honor to play with him."
Ripper continued, “Our goal is to make every HAIL! show a special once-in-a-lifetime event. We strive to make every show different and no two shows have been the same. Look at our set lists on this last run, we must have played 15-20 new songs and half of them we never even rehearsed! I even played a guitar solo one night! We had guest jams with friends from DIMMU BORGIR, MERCYFUL FATE, GORGOROTH, MESHUGGAH, DRAIN S.T.H., KING DIAMOND and we want every fan to know that what they experience at a HAIL! concert will never happen again. We will continue to keep it fresh and exciting and playing with Paul will certainly do that.”
Bostaph shared his excitement, “To play with Tim, Andreas and Dave? Talk about an honor, these guys are metal gods! I thought it was super cool when I first heard about HAIL! and what they were doing. Now to be a part of it is amazing. I’m really looking forward to it and can’t wait.”
The exact tour dates with Bostaph will be announced shortly.
Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has issued the following statement thanking his Australian fans:
"I wanted to take the time this morning to thank all of our wonderful Australian Droogies; I have seen so many familiar faces and friends down here and that it is such an enjoyable time this time. I was looking for Emily (didn't see her), and I was at the beach yesterday with Shawn Drover and Skippy (from Perth), and the many, many fan club members that won the meet and greet passes that we got to meet and have fun with.
"A huge thank you to Roadrunner Australia; to Ben Ralph, and his staff: Bob and Darren, and all of the great press and radio/TV people and their crews (what a great job you all did). I'd like to thank all of the staff and crew for our band, my manager Mark Adelman and my agent Mike Dewdney of ITB, the promoter Chris Moses of Blue Murder and our promoter rep Charney (she is f'ing awesome), and all of the internal travel people we worked with on this leg of the tour.
"I especially wanted to thank Slayer, their crew, and their manager Rick Sales. I am sorry that Tom lost his voice, and he is such a dymanic singer that there is not really anyone who can join them and do what Mr. Araya does. I did hope that Kerry would have be able to do a song when we were in Adelaide, but I guess I will just have to settle on how good things are for now and be happy with that. Most importantly I need to thank my family for letting me follow my dreams, because they are all coming true.
"I love you all."
Megadeth's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
German metallers Mob Rules have revealed the cover artwork of their new album "Radical Peace," which can be viewed at this location. "Radical Peace" will be released on November 13th.
The track list for the album will be as follows:
1. Children Of The Flames
2. Trial By Fire
4. Astral Hand
The Oswald File (Ethnolution II: A Matter Of Unnecessary Doubt)
5. Chapter I (Prologue)
6. Chapter II (Desperate Son)
7. Chapter III (11.30 a.m.)
8. Chapter IV (Unnecessary Doubt?)
9. Chapter V (A Dead Man..s Face)
10. Chapter VI (Did You Reach The Sun?)
11. Waiting For The Sun
12. The Glance Of Fame
UPDATE 10/14: Heri Joensen of Týr has issued the following statement and removed the original blog posting that contained the accusations leveled against him:
"You may have read the blog posted along with a picture on the Týr MySpace in the morning of the 14th of October titled 'The Truth About Heri Joensen.' That blog was not put up by anyone who has rightful access to the Týr MySpace site. It contained details about private matters concerning me. I would like to ask you to respect the privacy of all parties involved, and to not reproduce the contents of that blog anywhere on the internet. Thank you."
Swedish metallers Decadence will be releasing their new album "Chargepoint" on October 14th. In celebration of the release Decadence has posted a music video online for the song "Silent Weapon (For A Quiet War)," which can be viewed below. The track listing for "Chargepont" is as follows:
2. Silent Weapon (For A Quiet War)
3. Out Of Ashes
4. Point Of No Return
5. Strength Of Mind
6. Fast Forward
8. Be Home When I'm Gone
9. Bonus Track: The Demons Run (Instrumental) More...
Victims and Municipal Waste will be touring in Europe together this winter. Victims released the "Lies, Lies, Lies" 7" EP and their album "Killer" on Deathwish Inc. earlier this year. Here are the latest Victims tour dates:
11/26: Stockholm, Sweden @ Kafe 44 w/ Spectra Hawk
11/27: Goteborg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska w/ Spectra Hawk
11/28: Malmo, Sweden @ Utkanten w/ Spectra Hawk
01/19: Berlin, Germany @ Magnet Club w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/20: Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/21: Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/22: Bologna, Italy @ Sottotetto Club w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/23: Treviso, Italy @ New Age Club w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/25: Hamburg, Germany @ TBA w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/27: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser w/ Municipal Waste
01/28: Oslo, Norway @ Betong w/ Municipal Waste
01/29: Bergen, Norway @ Garage w/ Municipal Waste
01/30: Birmingham, UK @ Academy w/ Municipal Waste
02/01: Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts w/ Municipal Waste
02/02: Leeds, UK @ Cockpit w/ Municipal Waste
02/04: London, UK @ Scala w/ Municipal Waste
02/05: Bolwerk, Netherlands @ Sneek w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
02/06: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Milkweg w/ Municipal Waste
Young British thrash metal outfit Seregon has posted the title track from their forthcoming new EP, "Disposable Suffering" online. You can check it out by heading to the bands official Myspace page. You can also check out the artwork for the record there. The seven track record will be released on October 30th at a special benefit show to help the family of Evile bass player Mike Alexander, who saldy passed away on October 5th.
Seregon will hit the road in support of their new CD this November with Somerset based Death Metal group Flayed Disciple. This follows on from a successful year of touring at home and abroad sharing stages with the likes of Sepultura, Obituary, Firewind & Paradise Lost. You can check out a flyer for the tour at this location.
Flayed Disciple are currently in the studio recording a 2 Track Promo CD to promote the band. The band have quickly established themselves as a force in the underground circuit and have already shared the stage with British Death Metallers The Rotted.
British Stoner/Doom metal legends Orange Goblin has launched a new official channel of their own on YouTube.com The channel contains promotional videos from the band as well as old and recent live footage. The band will also be adding trailers and clips from their favourite movies, bands and anything else that they generally find interesting. You can check out the channel by heading to Youtube.com.
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tokyo Blade has announced that they have been forced to cancel their performance at this year's edition of the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival in the Netherlands. This is due to band member Andy Boulton falling ill. However, they will be replaced by fellow New Wave Of British Heavy Metal group Praying Mantis, who are scheduled to perform a special "classics" show at the event.
California's Prymary will be releasing their new album "The Enemy Inside" on November 17th, 2009 via ProgRock Records. The cover artwork for "The Enemy Inside" can be found at this location. A new teaser trailer for the album has been posted online, which can be viewed below. More...
The line-up has been announced for this year's Metal Halloween show in Poland. The currently confirmed bands are as follows:
The details for the show are as follows:
Saturday, Oct 31 2009 8:00P Progresja Warszawa, Mazowieckie
German metallers Caliban have announced that their appearance in Munich on November 8th has been canceled. Caliban will instead be performing in Athens with special guests Emmure on that day.
Caliban's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/27 Helling Uetrecht
10/28 Markthalle Hamburg
10/29 Columbiaclub Berlin
10/30 Reithalle Dresden
10/31 Skaters Palace Münster
11/1 Essigfabrik Köln
11/2 Colosaal Aschaffenburg
11/3 Substage Karlsruhe
11/4 Arena Wien
11/5 New Age Roncade
11/6 Dynamo Zuerich
11/7 Muziek-O-Droom Hasselt
11/8 Sin City Athens
11/10 Central Station Wrexham
11/11 Cathouse Glasgow
11/12 Corporation Sheffield
11/13 Academy Manchester
11/14 Rios Leeds
11/15 Academy 2 Birmingham
11/17 Academy 2 Newcastle
11/18 TJ’s Newport
11/19 Relentless Garage London
11/20 Batofar Paris
Alice in Chains has announced they will be headlining the first night of KXTE's Holiday Havoc '09 show at the Joint in Las Vegas on December 11th. More details on the show can be found at this location.
When answering questions from fans and users of MetalSucks.net recently, Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small has revealed that the next season of Metalocalypse will include special guest voice work from Mastodon, Slash, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. An excerpt from the interview is as follows:
Q: Can we expect to see more voice work from the members of the metal community in the new season, perhaps your tourmates in Mastodon?
A: "That’s funny that you mentioned that, [because] we just recorded Mastodon in the upcoming episode and they were… we were blown away. We get a lot of people and we’re always surprised that they have this kind of other talent or can do voiceover stuff. Mastodon surprised us more than anybody else — they were really funny. Just hanging out with those guys on this tour has been really fun. They have a very good sense of humor. A lot of people in rock and roll, metal and all that stuff spend all their time on the bus just watching comedy and Monty Python and stuff like that. We have Mastodon coming. We have members of In Flames coming this season. I have some of my guitar heroes playing parts on this season, doing voiceovers, like Satriani, Vai, and Slash. I’m a guitar nerd so I had to reach out to those guys to see if I can get them on the show. They were great too."
Read the full article at MetalSucks.net.
Footage of Nirvana performing "School" at the 1992 Reading Festival was recently made available online. The video comes from the CD+DVD "Nirvana Live At Reading," which hits stores on November 3rd. Often heralded as one of the greatest Nirvana performances of all time, the gig featured front man Kurt Cobain rocking out in a hospital gown. Fans can now own a color-corrected video from the original film with audio sourced from the original multi-track masters.
Here's the setlist/tracklist from the "Nirvana Live At Reading" DVD:
2. Drain You
6. In Bloom
7. Come As You Are
9. About A Girl
12. Lounge Act
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit
14. On A Plain
15. Negative Creep
16. Been A Son
17. All Apologies
20. Stay Away
21. Spank Thru
22. Love Buzz*
23. The Money Will Roll Right In
25. Territorial Pissings
* not included on CD/LP
Norwegian folk metal act Sigtyr has issued the following announcement about finishing the production for an upcoming promo album titled "Lagnad:"
"A couple of years has gone since the Lagnad promo should have been finished. If you think I've been sitting on my ass being lazy, you're totally wrong. Working my ass off days n' nights in the studio has finally paid off, and I'm proud to declare the Lagnad production as finished. The material is now mixed, and ready for mastering and printing. I've still got some cover artwork left, so I'll soon be back with more info and the date of release. Track list: I. My Arrival II. Lagnad III. Havet Sitt Vardøger IV. Avskjed"
Samples of Sigtyr's music can be found at the band's MySpace page.
Greek thrashers Suicidal Angels have announced they will be releasing their new album "Sanctify The Darkness" on November 20th via Nuclear Blast. Studio recording footage for the album can be viewed below. The band also recently shot a video for "Apokathilosis," which will be premiering online later this month. The track listing for "Sanctify The Darkness" will be as follows:
2. The Pestilence Of Saints
5. ... Lies
6. No More Than Illusion
8. Beyond The Laws Of Church
9. Mourning Of The Cursed
10. Dark Abyss (Your Fate Is Colored Black)
11. Child Molester
Suicidal Angels will also be touring in January alongside Kataklysm, Belphegor, Darkest Hour, and Resistance. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Canada's The Catalyst has announced that they will be performing a Dimebag Darrell/Pantera tribute show in December. The band is currently seeking fan input on which songs they should play during the set. The current list of options is as follows:
Mouth for War
Cowboys From Hell
I'll Cast A Shadow
The Great Southern Trendkill
Yesterday Don't Mean Shit
Fans have until October 31st to cast their vote by leaving a comment at this location.
German metallers Paradox have posted the new song "Rise In Rank" from their upcoming album "Riot Squad" on their MySpace page. "Riot Squad" is due to be released on October 16th, and it's cover artwork can be viewed here. A teaser trailer for the album can also be viewed below. More...
Warpath has posted two fan-filmed video clips online from their performance at the U.K. Metal Fest, which can be viewed below. Warpath also issued the following statement about the videos:
"A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported us at Metal Fest - JB's Dudley. We had a great time playing and would've loved to have played for longer! It was ace chatting to the other bands involved afterwards too. As some of you may have noticed at the show Joel has left the band, and it's awesome to play onstage with Gareth (Rag) again! We now have videos from the shows below which were posted to us by fans.
"There are fantastic live shots, sent in to us by extremely talented photographers, which can be viewed on our Myspace and Facebook pages. We will have a new website coming in the next few weeks and are looking forward to playing at Thrash Inferno Festival in Germany in November! New shows will be announced in the coming weeks too.
"Also, on a terribly sad note, we are extremely shocked and saddened to hear about Mike Alexander from Evile, we hope his family and the band pull through this." More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week’s story is from Jussi Heikkinen, the guitarist of Soulgrind:
"Slayer pit, of course. I remember one, when they were playing here in Finland at sauna Open Air, tampere. I just got a ticket from cops for driving too fast. They also took my driving licence for a couple of months, so I was REALLY pissed off when arriving to the gig. So I ran to the pit and got violent. In a positive way :) I jammed, slammed, hit, and banged with all of my heart and my over 100 kg weight. And after the gig, some youngsters came to me and thanked me about my great attitude in the pit. And thanked for me for hitting them HARD! That’s Slayer pit, indeed."
Soulgrind will perform at the UK's Femme Metal Festival at The Peel in Kingston, London on Sunday, November 8, 2009.
American thrash metal legends Anthrax has confirmed that they will be a part of next year's edition of Australia's Soundwave Festival. They have revealed that former singer John Bush will once again be on vocals, who also performed lead vocals at England's Sonisphere Festival and will also be performing with the band at Japan's Loud Park Festival.
Also on the bill will be Faith No More, Meshuggah, Trivium, Anvil, Eagles Of Death Metal, Clutch and many more. The dates of the festival are as follows: More...
Steel Panther has taken out the guitar solo in “Death To All But Metal” and challenged you to try adding your own for the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to play it live on stage with them.
Here's how to enter:
1. Download the "solo-less" version of "Death to All But Metal" here.
2.Upload a video of you performing your solo over "Death To All But Metal" as a video response on our YouTube Page here.
3. Enter your name, contact info, and YouTube link on the form here.
4. Check out your competition at youtube.com/SteelPantherRocks
5. Pray to the rock gods that you win!
The contest closes on November 30, 2009.
(1) One Grand Prize winner will win the following ULTIMATE SHREDDER GRAND PRIZE: Roundtrip airfare for you and a guest to Las Vegas (within the US), 1 night hotel (Las Vegas Strip), VIP access to Steel Panther’s Las Vegas performance, and performance of winning guitar solo on stage with Steel Panther.
"As Shadows Burn," the sophomore album by the female-fronted progressive metal band from Los Angeles ECHOES OF ETERNITY, recently debuted on the Billboard Top New Artist “Heatseeker’s” chart at #134 the week following its release date. This industry chart lists the best-selling albums by new artists who have never appeared on the Top 100 of the Billboard 200.
States EOE founding member/guitarist/songwriter Brandon S. Patton:
"We live in an age where it seems almost alien for the general public to purchase music legitimately. In that broader context, it’s a major achievement for ECHOES OF ETERNITY to have charted on Billboard at all, which is something that did not happen on our first album and is certainly a shift in the right direction. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who bought a copy of As Shadows Burn and enabled this to happen."
"As Shadows Burn" was produced and mixed by former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader (Gojira, Divine Heresy, Five Finger Death Punch) and features album artwork by Gustavo Sazez (Old Man’s Child, Firewind, God Forbid).
You can view a three-and-a-half minute video trailer of footage from the band’s bonus DVD on ECHOES OF ETERNITY’s below.
Swedish death metallers Hypocrisy has posted a brand new track, called "Hang Him High," on MySpace. Check it out at www.myspace.com/hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy's upcoming album, "A Taste Of Extreme Divinity," is scheduled for release in Europe on October 23, 2009 and in North America on November 3, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the album trailer at this location.
Hypocrisy will be embarking on a North American tour this fall and a European tour in the new year. Dates are as follows: More...
Slayer vocalist Tom Araya was advised by his doctors not to perform at the band's October 11th show at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, Australia, due to severe laryngitis. Slayer and the crew were on route to Adelaide with the full intention of performing but were forced to cancel the date due to doctor-mandated rest. Co-headliners Megadeth performed an extended set at the Thebarton.
The remainder of the shows will proceed as planned, with Slayer and Megadeth performing at Challenge Stadium in Perth this Tuesday 13th October, and Slayer performing a full set including the classic "Reign in Blood" album in its entirety at Luna Park Sydney this Thursday 15th October.
Slayer extends an apology to their Adelaide fans for their cancellation.
Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine, comments: "I am sorry that Tom lost his voice, and he is such a dymanic singer that there is not really anyone who can join them and do what Mr. Araya does. I did hope that Kerry would have be able to do a song when we were in Adelaide, but I guess I will just have to settle on how good things are for now and be happy with that."
Vancouver black metal band Artep is signing with Bleak Art Records. The band will be announcing the release date of the full-length album, "Thy Will Be Done on Earth as Is Done in Hell," soon.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/artepmetal.
North American tour dates for Arch Enemy's upcoming Tyrants of Evil Tour has been revealed. Also on the bill are Exodus, Arsis and Mutiny Within. Pre-sale starts this Wednesday, October 14th, at 3PM EST at tix.artistarena.com/archenemy. Dates are as follows:
Jan. 20 Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
Jan. 21 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Jan. 22 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
Jan. 23 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Jan. 25 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
Jan. 26 Quebec City, QC - Theatre Imperial
Jan. 27 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jan. 29 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Jan. 30 Minneapolis, MN - The Rock
Jan. 31 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
Feb. 02 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Feb. 03 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Center
Feb. 06 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
Feb. 08 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center - The Grand
Feb. 09 West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues