Metal News for October 13, 2010
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The Northern Ontario Black Metal Preservation Society, the new project from Woods of Ypres frontman David Ypres, has posted two new songs online via YouTube. The songs, titled "Rediscovering the Divine" and "Northern October" are available and are featured on the band's forthcoming Vinyl 7" titled "Future Northern Prosperity." You can check out the songs below.
Montreal progressive folk metallers Blackguard has announced it has parted ways with its keyboardist Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc. The band commented by saying:
"Jo has officially left the band to pursue other endeavors. There's no drama here and we're all still good friends. Jo simply felt his time with the band had come to an end and we have amicably parted ways. Blackguardwill remain a five-piece for the foreseeable future."
Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis has posted a trailer for his forthcoming instructional DVD. The two disc DVD set is titled "Extreme Lead Guitar: Dissonant Scales & Arpeggios."
You can view the trailer below:
A Day To Remember has posted the first studio blog in an on-going series to promote its forthcoming studio album "What Separates Me From You." The new album is set for release on November 16, 2010 through Victory Records.
You can view the video below:
Thrash icons Suicidal Tendencies and nu-metal hard rockers (hed)P.E. have posted a new tour promo video online. You can view the short teaser clip below:
Suicidal Tendencies tour dates:
October 15 – Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
October 16 – Portland, OR - Roseland
October 17 – Seattle, WA - Showbox
October 20 – San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
October 26 – Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
October 29 – Detroit, MI - Harpos
October 30 – Milwaukee, WI - Eagles
October 31 – Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
November 2 – St. Louis, MO - Pops
November 4 – Houston, TX - Meridien
November 6 – Dallas, TX - Palladium Showroom
November 7 – Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 9 – Tampa, FL - State Theatre
November 10 – Orlando, FL - Firestone
November 12 – Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
November 13 – Worcester, MA - Palladium
November 17 – Chicago, IL - Metro
November 18 – Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
November 20 – Denver, CO - Summit
November 21 – Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Swedish melodic death metal act Dark Tranquillity has confirmed its appearance for the forthcoming 70000 Tons of Metal festival. 70000 Tons of Metal is the cruise ship metal festival that sets sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico.
70000 Tons of Metal confirmed bands:
Uli Jon Roth
Cancer Bats have posted the fourth episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.
You can view the newest video below:
2 Sides 2 Die has released their first music video, for the title track of their new album, "Fatal Flaw," which can be seen below.
The band has also announced a free Halloween acoustic performance at their local Hot Topic in the York Galleria Mall on October 21st starting at 5pm. Each person will receive $5.00 off any purchase over $25.00 of Hot Topic Products and the band will also be judging for the best Halloween costume. The band and Hot Topic will both be giving away prizes to whoever shows up with the best costume.
Candlemass bassist Leif Edling released the following statement in regards to the band's announcement of plans to perform its iconic album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" in its entirety at the Roadburn 2011 Festival:
"Candlemass is on for Roadburn 2011! I'm very happy! Not only for the chance to redeem ourselves, it is still our 25th anniversary, for god's sake!
"A black piece of vinyl called 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' came out almost exactly 25 years ago, and it will be a bonechilling event for us all...to play the whole shit live at Roadburn! Can't wait! The lights, the sound...the projector show...everything will be absolute KILLER!! Pentagram and Candlemass at Roadburn next year. Jeez...what a show!!!"
Candlemass is scheduled to play on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. The band will perform a tour hour set, including the full performance of "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus."
Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats have announced plans to reissue its latest studio album "Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones" in the U.K. on October 25th through Hassle Records. The new version will feature a bonus CD including live tracks taken from the band performance at The Garage in London, England on April 16th, 2010, plus two exclusive tracks from the studio sessions.
Here is the "Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones" 2CD set tracklisting:
"Sleep This Away"
"Trust No One"
"Doomed to Fail"
"Black Metal Bicycle"
"We Are the Undead"
"Scared to Death"
"Drive This Stake"
"Sabotage" (Beastie Boys cover)
"Sleep This Away" (live)
"Trust No-One" (live)
'Pray For Darkness" (live)
"Hail Destroyer" (live)
"Darkness Lives" (live)
"French Immersion" (live)
"Sabotage" (Beastie Boys cover) (live)
"Lucifer’s Rocking Chair" (live)
"Science Is The Answer" (studio track)
"This Town" (studio track)
New York noise act Unsane have announced a series of concerts set to take place throughout November. The seven date mini-tour includes performances on both the east and west coasts of the United States. No support acts have been announced at this time.
Unsane tour dates:
11/17 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
11/18 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
11/20 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/23 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
11/24 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
11/26 Seattle, WA – Funhouse
11/27 Portland, OR – Dante’s
New Jersey progressive death metal/deathcore act The Air I Breathe has announced its signing with Velocity Records, a division of Rise Records. The band are currently preparing its full length debut, which is scheduled for a mid-2011 release. The band are working with producer Andrew Wade and mixer Joey Sturgis to create the record. You can check out The Air I Breathe at this location.
Atlanta, Georgia doom-death metallers Withered has posted behind the scenes footage from the band's recent stint in the recording studio. Withered are preparing to release its forthcoming studio album, titled "Dualitas" which is set for release on October 26, 2010 through Prosthetic Records.
You can view the video below:
Here is the "Dualitas" tracklisting:
1. Extinguished With The Weary
2. Residue In The Void
3. Seek the Shrouded
5. From Shadows
6. The Progenitor’s Grasp
7. Aethereal Breath
Solid State Records, the former label home of progressive christian metalcore act Norma Jean, has announced details regarding the forthcoming Norma Jean 3CD boxset. The set, titled "Birds And Microscopes And Bottles Of Elixirs And Raw Steak And A Bunch Of Songs," features the band's three Solid State released albums "Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child," "O God, The Aftermath" and "Redeemer" into a single release.
Norma Jean frontman Cory Brandan provided the following statement, seemingly in disapproval of the boxset, on twitter by saying: "Don’t buy any cd combo “deals”. Buy a new record instead. FSS!" He then followed up his statement with: "I wasn’t complaining about the 3CD thing btw. It’s perfectly normal for me/us to want fans to buy a new record that JUST freakin came out…And it’s dumb to release something that would possibly counter those sales. It’s isn’t rocket science. #duhhhhhhh!"
Miami, Florida progressive hard rockers Torche have posted its new music video online for the track "U.F.O." The new song is included on the band's new comilation titled "Songs For Singles."
You can view the video below:
Christian progressive metalcore act Underoath has posted a new video teaser online for its forthcoming full length, titled "Ø (Disambiguation)." The new album is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Solid State Records.
You can view the short clip below:
Progressive rock act Cave In has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming EP, titled "Anomalies Vol. 1." The EP is to include rare Cave In tracks that were previously unreleased. "Anomalies Vol. 1" is set for release on December 14, 2010 through Hydra Head Records.
The "Anomalies Vol. 1" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Mr. Co-Dexterity
2. Inflatable Dream
3. I Luv I Jah (Bad Brains cover)
4. Plainsong (The Cure cover)
5. N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover)
6. Innuendo And Out The Other (demo)
7. Cave-In (Codeine cover)
Sumerian Records recording artists I The Breather have booked the following run of dates alongside The Great Commission and We Are Defiance.
10/29 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
10/31 East Ridge, TN – The Warehouse
11/02 Jacksonville, FL – Murray Hill Theater
11/05 Dallas, TX – Fat Daddy’s
11/06 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit (“Hoods Fest“)
11/08 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
11/13 Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Nitty Gritty
Georgia state progressive metallers Kylesa have posted its new music video online, through Stereogum.com. The video was shot for the track "Tired Climb" which is included on the band's forthcoming studio album "Spiral Shadow." "Spiral Shadow" is set for release on October 26, 2010 through new lal home Season of Mist.
You can view the video below:
Orange County, California metalcore act Stick To Your Guns has announced the dates for its forthcoming tour of Japan. The band have scheduled five dates across the country with additional shows expected to be added at a later date.
Stick To Your Guns Japan tour dates:
12/08 Sanjo, JAP – Rocket Pink
12/09 Shinjuku, JAP – Nine Spice
12/10 Osaka, JAP – Skinkagura
12/11 Nagoya, JAP – R.A.D.
12/12 Shinjuku, JAP – Nine Spice
The new AFTER THE BURIAL album "In Dreams" is set for a Nov. 23rd release. The band has posted the new album's cover art at this location.
AFTER THE BURIAL further comments, “It's been a long time coming, but we're excited to announce that our new record In Dreams will be hitting shelves on November 23rd! We've spent the last year putting all of our hard work into this album, and we can assure you that the intricate dynamics of In Dreams will satisfy your appetite for the crushing guitars, driving drums and powerful vocals you've come to expect from us. Also, be sure to come catch us on the road this November as we hit the road with Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, War Of Ages, and Upon A Burning Body. It's going to be a rager.” More...
Egyptian themed American death metallers Nile have revealed the dates for its forthcoming European and United Kingdom tour. Support on the trek will come from Melechesh, Dew-Scented, Zonaria and Darkrise.
Nile European/U.K. tour dates:
01/20 Katowice, POL – Mega Club
01/21 Vienna, AUT – Szene
01/22 Budapest, HUN – A38
01/23 Bucharest, ROM – TBA
01/24 Sofia, BUL – Blue Box
01/25 Thessaloniki, GRE – 8ball
01/26 Beograd, SER – SKC
01/27 Zagreb, CRO – Mochvara
01/28 Nova Goriza, ITA – Pieffe Factory
01/29 Zurich, SWI – Sounddock14
01/30 Darmstadt,GER – Steinbruch Theater
01/31 Prague, CZE – Exit Chmelnice
02/01 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/02 Veyey, SWI – Rocking Chair
02/03 Romagnano Sesia, ITA – RnR Arena
02/04 Rome, ITA – Blackout
02/05 Gualtieri, ITA – Temp Rock
02/06 TBA, FRA – TBA
02/07 TBA, FRA – TBA
02/08 Cardiff, UK – Millennium Music Hall
02/09 Liverpool, UK – The Masque
02/10 Derby, UK – Redemption
02/11 Dublin, IRE – The Village
02/12 London, UK – O2 Academy
02/13 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
02/14 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
02/15 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/16 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
Carmel, Indiana christian metal band Haste the Day has announced the dates for its forthcoming "12 Days Of Christmas" tour. Support on the trek will come from Oh, Sleeper, Our Last Night and Conditions.
Haste the Day "12 Days Of Christmas" tour dates:
12/07 Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheelz
12/08 Altoona, PA – The Eldolyn Terrace
12/09 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
12/10 Linthicum, MD – LHUMC
12/11 Wilmington, DE – Harmony Grange
12/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Skate High
12/13 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
12/14 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
12/15 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
12/16 Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
12/17 Grand Rapids, MI – MXTP
12/18 Indianapolis, IN – The Earth House
Alternative thrash metal act Daath has revealed the dates for its forthcoming North American tour. The tour is in support of Daath's forthcoming self-titled album, which is set for release on October 25, 2010. Support on the tour will come from co-headliners Chimaira, Impending Doom and This Or The Apocalypse.
DAATH w/Chimaria, Impending Doom
11/24 Chicago IL – House of Blues
11/26 Columbus OH – Al Rosa Villa
11/27 Detroit MI – Harpos
11/28 Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
11/29 Toronto ON – Opera House
11/30 Montreal QC – Club Soda
12/01 Poughkeepsie NY – The Chance
12/02 West Springfield VA – Jaxx
12/03 Allentown PA – Crocodile Rock
12/04 Lancaster PA – Chameleon Club
Australian hard rock act Airbourne has posted its new music video online through Shazam. The video was shot for the track "Bottom of the Well" which is included on the band's second full length studio album "No Guts, No Glory."
You can view the video below:
Montreal progressive folk metallers Blackguard has commented on the signing with its new label home; Victory Records. The band commented by saying:
"At first (and second) glance this might seem like an odd pairing, but Victory is a very hard-working label that we are all 100% behind. The Victory staff has welcomed us with open arms and are committed to pushing our next release to its full potential.
"It's no secret that we've been touring extensively this past year and a half , and it's comforting to know we have a label backing us that are willing to work and put in as much effort as we have for the release of our third record (second under the name Blackguard).
"That being said we are hard at work completing our next record which has a tentative release date for April. The release will coincide with a North American tour that isn't announced yet , but when it does it's going to turn heads."
Seattle progressive power metallers Nevermore has announced an exclusive signing session set to take place on November 6, 2010 between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band will be performing later that night as part of Scrape Records' "Unlucky 13th Anniversary Celebration" alongside Warbringer and Blackguard. Admission to the signing is free and tickets for the concert are available only through the Scrape Records website.
Scrape Records opened its doors on November 1, 1997 and is the only all-metal specialty store in the pacific northwest. Scrape Records has also held in store signings with Opeth, Testament, Amon Amarth, Strapping Young Lad, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Cryptopsy, Soilwork and many more as well as releasing a compilation CD featuring Vancouver metal talent.
Scrape Records is located at:
323 East Broadway,
The former drummer of throwback metallers The Sword, Trivett Wingo, has commented on his decision to split with the band after seven years. Trivett Wingo spoke with his hometown newspaper, The Austin Chronicle, and had the following to say:
"Not to get to specific, but my level of anxiety pertaining to being on tour got to the point where medication was not the answer. You can crunch valiums all the time, but at a certain point you have to ask yourself if you should just be staying at home. I had been medicating myself to be on tour, and I realized that psychiatric help wasn't the answer. I was very deeply unhappy. I didn't want to sedate myself and do something that I wasn't enjoying. I figured it was better for me to finally listen to my inner voice and strike out on my own. I wanted to finish it all. If I had known what point I would break, I wouldn't have planned anything beyond that, but I reached my own personal breaking point as far as my panic and anxiety. I was living in a mental hell. I think it was really starting to affect my performance as well. I really officially completely burned myself down to a nub."
The full interview can be read at this location.
Polish death metal act Behemoth has posted a second trailer online for its forthcoming live DVD set, titled "Evangelia Heretika." The DVD features two full live sets as well as a bonus audio CD, documentary footage and all of the band's music videos released to date. "Evangelia Heretika" will be released in the U.S on November 9 through Metal Blade Records, in Poland through Mystic Records and in the rest of Europe through Nuclear Blast.
You can view the trailer below:
A new video interview between Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan and Sirius satellite radio has been posted online. Shawn Crahan talks about the band's future going forward without bassist Paul Grey who passed away on May 24, resulting from an accidental overdose of morphine.
You can view the video below:
Heavy metal icons Heaven & Hell has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming live CD/DVD release titled "Neon Nights: 30 Years Of Heaven & Hell." The footage and audio was recorded during the band's Wacken Open Air headline appearance on July 30, 2009. The DVD is also set to feature 30th anniversary interviews with all four band members as well as newly recorded personal tributes from Iommi, Appice, and Butler in memory of Dio, who passed away in May.
"Neon Nights: 30 Years Of Heaven & Hell" tracklisting:
2. The Mob Rules
3. Children Of The Sea
5. Bible Black
6. Time Machine
8. Falling Off The Edge of the World
9. Follow The Tears
10. Die Young
11. Heaven And Hell
12. Country Girl
13. Neon Knights
1. The Mob Rules
2. Children Of The Sea
4. Bible Black
5. Time Machine
7. Falling Off The Edge Of The World
8. Follow The Tears
9. Die Young
10. Heaven And Hell
11. Neon Knights
Michael Keene, The Faceless' founding member, guitarist and core songwriter, has issued the following statement regarding the band's upcoming appearance on "The Decibel Defiance Tour" in support of death metal legends Suffocation:
"After the 'Summer Slaughter' tour wrapped up, we were left with a very refreshing sense of energy and change.
"It was great to get out and play such killer shows with all of those talented bands and the experience has super-charged the excitement of writing new material and pushing ourselves to new musical boundaries as a group and individual musicians/performers.
“The writing process for our upcoming third record is in full swing and it's a very exciting, fulfilling musical journey so far.
"We'll be debuting a new song on our upcoming tour with Suffocation, which I feel is a great example of the direction in which the new material is headed. Expect a very progressive and vibey record that maintains the high-energy that you would expect of The Faceless and even more thought provoking lyrical content than ever before.
“We'll be hitting the road in just a few days to wrap up the touring cycle for 'Planetary Duality'. We'll be locked up in my recording studio in Los Angeles once we get home.
"This will be the last tour we'll be doing until we complete the recording of our new record. With that said, we want to make this a special tour for fans who may have seen us on the 'Summer Slaughter' tour. Therefore, we'll be playing more old songs than usual and debuting a brand new song for you!"
M.A.N has announced the departure of guitarist Rob Guz and has announced his replacement as Marcus Bertilsson. A new band photo of M.A.N can be seen here.
The band comments on the line up change, "We have to inform you the sad news that our guitarist Rob Guz has decided to leave M.A.N and the music business. A personal statement will be official in the upcoming days. But we are also happy to announce Marcus "Skägget" Bertilsson as our new guitarist in M.A.N. New fresh blood will pour in the veins of M.A.N, and we are looking bright at the future. Marcus also swings his axe in the bands Inevitable End and The Weakening. Marcus will do his premiere show with M.A.N at Sticky Fingers (Gbg-Sweden) on Oct 22nd!" More...
Sweden’s INEVITABLE END has completed work on their second full-length album entitled "The Oculus." INEVITABLE END recorded "The Oculus" at HoBoRec Studio in Huskvarna, Sweden with producer Ulf Blomberg. Song titles from the album include “Tell Us, Parasites,” “Dogmaties Paralies,” “While Surpassing Ether,” “Chamber of Apathy,” and “Cadaver Inc.” The follow-up to 2009’s "The Severed Inception" is expected to see an early 2011 release date.
INEVTIABLE END vocalist Andreas Gerden comments on the new album, “It's been great working with the new material and we're really satisfied with the sound Ulf has given it, it feels massive and maybe even more intense than our debut at points. We've allowed ourselves to experiment quite a bit this time around and combined a lot of different elements ranging from post-metal and doom to grindcore, and also mixing in some new, exciting instruments into our sound.”
INEVITABLE END has also confirmed the following shows:
11/05 - Boras, Sweden - Puls - w/ Evocation, As You Drown
11/12 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers - w/ Moloken, Shiftlight
12/11 - Julslakten, Sweden - Kulturens Hus - w/ October Tide, Death Maze, Murdermarket
Chimaira is reportedly working on a new album and is planning a short headlining tour. The band posted the following on their facebook page:
"We've been hard at work on the new album. We booked 10 day headline tour to get ourselves out of Chimaira HQ. Dates will be announced VERY soon."
The band canceled their U.K. tour late this summer as a result of illness.
Chicago metal band Black September has posted their entire new album, "The Forbidden Gates Beyond," online for streaming at this location.
The tracklisting for the new album [cover art] is as follows:
1. The Forbidden Gates Beyond
2. Creation of Chaos
3. Hallow of Decay
6. The Absence of Life & Death
The album was recorded with Andy Nelson of Bricktop Studios in Chicago and mastered at the Boiler Room by Collin Jordan.
San Francisco black metal band PALE CHALICE has announced their signing to The Flenser. Pale Chalice will be opening for Watain on the following date:
11/17/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA w/ Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil, and NECRITE.
Swedish metal band Hate Ammo has issued the following update:
"We are working on new tracks for an upcoming album. We have, at the moment, 9 tracks to be demoed in the studio."
Greek symphonic black metal band Unholy Ritual has posted the video for "Death Before Dishonor" online. The band's latest EP "Finirs Origine Pendet" is set for release on October 30th, and preorders can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Finis Origine Pendet" was mixed / mastered by Andy Classen at Stage One Studios (Belphegor, Krisiun, Dew Sented, Naglefar,Rotting Christ, Asphyx, Graveworm etc) in Germany. Cover art was done by the legendary Andreas Marschall (Blind Guardian, Dimmu Borgir, The Kovenant, King Diamond, etc.).
The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tank and Cloven Hoof have pulled out of the event, along with Fastway, The Soulless (formerly Ignominous Incarceration) and Blackstorm. In their places will be Lizzy Borden, Enforcer, Headrush, The Slide and Jetblack. The event is scheduled to take place from December 3rd-5th at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales.