Metal News for October 14, 2010
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Former Guns N Roses bassist and current frontman of Loaded, Duff McKagen rejoined his old band last night at London's 02 Arena. McKagen performed with Guns N Roses for the first time since 1993 and played four songs with the group, including the Bob Dylan classic, "Knockin' On Heaven's Door," the Rose Tattoo staple, "Nice Boys" and the Guns N Roses hits "You Could Be Mine" and "Patience."
Lead singer Axl Rose claims that the guest appearance occured by chance as the two happened to be sharing the same hotel. He stated: "There was this guy at the end of my hallway playing all this loud music and shit. What the fuck? Oh – it's Duff!"
Nydvind has issued the following brief announcement about commencing work on a new album: "We are currently working on new material for the 3rd album and we hope we can start recording in a few months. Stay in touch, maybe we'll put some working previews online." You can also check out sample Nydvind tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Sweden's One Without has posted a third video clip online of the recording process for the band's second album. This part filmed in Utposten studio in Lerum and Audio G8 studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, August/September 2010. The clip can be viewed below.
Sheffield, U.K melodic hardcore act While She Sleeps has announed its signing with Good Fight Music. The signing comes in time for the band to release its forthcoming full length, titled "The North Stands For Nothing," on November 23, 2010 through Good Fight Music and all digital retailers. You can check out While She Sleeps at this location.
"The North Stands For Nothing" tracklisting is as follows:
1. THE NORTH STANDS FOR NOTHING
4. MY CONSCIENCE, YOUR FREEDOM
5. PROUD OF THE DEMON IN ME
6. THE TRUTH
7. HEARTS ASIDE OUR HORSES
Slowmotion Apocalypse has issued the following update about guitarist Nicolas Milanese, who was diagnosed with leukemia;
"Good news! We can finally say welcome back home Nicolas! After seven months of hospitalization due to acute leukemia, past treatment and after performing a bone marrow transplant, Nicolas is home again and is already working to resume playing and will continue to gradually undergo visits periodic monitoring. The good news is two, in fact, since there could promote 'Mothra' with a live tour, we decided to stay close to those who feel our lack making available all the new merchandise at discounted prices at MySpace. Thank you all."
Nicolas also commented, "I would like to thank my family, friends and my girlfriend Ena for having been close during this difficult time. Thanks also to all the bands, friends and fans known in recent years that have failed to show their support and affection. "
Recently, Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N Roses) was discussing Alice Cooper, mentioning he believes Cooper is the most dramatic and the best at on-stage horror theatrics. Thanks Slash, I guess that’s the least you can say considering you stole his top hat shtick … More...
Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following brief update about changing venues for the band's upcoming Italian live show on November 7th: "Yo! The Venue in Italy for the 7th of November changed again. We are now playing at Mac 2 in Schio. See you there!" The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/15 2010 Club Teatria Oulu, FINLAND
10/16 2010 Pontushallen Luleå, SWEDEN
10/17 2010 Sporthallen Sundsvall, SWEDEN
10/18 2010 Studentersamfundet Trondheim, NORWAY
10/20 2010 USF Verftet Bergen, NORWAY
10/21 2010 Byscenen Haugesund, NORWAY
10/22 2010 Folken Stavanger, NORWAY
10/23 2010 Sentrum Scene Oslo, NORWAY
10/28 2010 BETA Copenhagen, Amager, DENMARK
10/29 2010 Von Hatten Randers, Jylland, DENMARK
10/30 2010 Templet Lyngby, Sjælland, DENMARK
11/2 2010 Philipshalle Düsseldorf, GERMANY
11/3 2010 Arena Ludwigsburg, GERMANY
11/4 2010 Zenith München, GERMANY
11/5 2010 Gasometer Wien, AUSTRIA
11/6 2010 Stadthalle Graz, AUSTRIA
11/7 2010 Mac 2 Schio, Vicenza, ITALY
11/8 2010 Eishalle Deutweg Zürich/Winterthur, SWITZERLAND
11/9 2010 Bad Bonn Düdingen, SWITZERLAND
11/10 2010 Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
11/11 2010 Lotto Arena Antwerp, BELGIUM
11/13 2010 Arena Chemnitz, GERMANY
11/14 2010 Columbiahalle Berlin, GERMANY
11/15 2010 Sporthalle Hamburg, GERMANY
11/17 2010 NRGi Arena Aarhus, DENMARK
11/18 2010 Gigantium Aalborg, DENMARK
11/19 2010 Forum Copenhagen, DENMARK
11/20 2010 Idrætshal Odense, DENMARK
France's Wormfood has issued the following announcement about parting ways with label Deadlight Entertainment:
"For reasons beyond our control, disrupting the release and the promotion of our new album 'Posthume,' we had to put an end to our collaboration with our label Deadlight Entertainment. Therefore the release of the album is postponed. We are currently working hard with our partners to find a good and prompt solution. We invite people who preordered the album to contact directly Deadlight Entertainment for a refund.
"We apologize to those who have expected this album for a long time, and assure them of our recognition for their support and understanding. We'll keep you posted about further developments as soon as possible."
Italian progressive death metal act Sadist has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Broken and Reborn" and is featured on the band's 2010 release "Season In Silence." The video was filmed during the band's June 5 performance at the Alcatraz club in Milan, Italy when the band opened for Megadeth.
You can view the video below:
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following update about adding on a new German tour date:
"Hails, metalheads! We have confirmed another date to our first (but not last!!!) ever German tour in January 2011. We´ll be starting the tour in Bremen at the Blues Club Meisenfrei on Thursday the 13th and then follows two other shows on Friday and Saturday. Venues will be posted really soon.
"We are really looking forward to meet all of our German friends and hopefully very soon also see or other friends in other countries. We'll keep you all posted on the progress with Circle of Chaos since a lot of really cool things are happening now - see you all and stay metal! Cheers!"
The currently announced shows are as follows:
1/13 2011 Blues Club Meisenfrei Bremen, GERMANY
1/14 2011 tba /w Embodying the End (GER) TBA, TBA, GERMANY
1/15 2011 tba /w Embodying the End (GER) TBA, TBA, GERMANY
Vancouver, Canada doom metal act Funeral Circle has posted a new demo to its official Myspace page. The song, titled "The Hexenhammer," is set to be re-recorded and included on the band's forthcoming split EP with Lord Vicar. The song also features new Funeral Circle vocalist The Revenant.
You can listen to the "The Hexenhammer" at this location.
American metal outfit Devildriver has posted a message online updating fans regarding the recording of their fifth studio album. The message reads as follows:
"Starting to really see the fifth Devildriver album come alive here as Andy Sneap is starting to send us mixes! We got the cover all squared away as with the title, we still got the inside artwork to approve and some photos, but we are getting there for sure.
"We also have been jamming for our up coming Europe tour with 36 Crazyfists, we are throwing in a couple tunes we have never played before in DevilDriver history, should be fun. Looking forward to this tour more than usual, hope to see ya out there!!!"
Christian progressive metalcore act Underoath has posted a "studio transmission" of its new single on Facebook. The song, titled "In Division," is taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "Ø (Disambiguation)" which is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Solid State Records/Tooth & Nail Records.
You can acess the "studio transmission" at this location.
Lee McKinney, guitarist of Born Of Osiris, has issued the following statement in regards to the band's current stint in the recording studio.
"As for the new album, I should start by saying it’s WAY heavier than anything the band ever released. There is definitely nothing we’ve done that’s anywhere near this heavy. We have moved onto seven strings and it couldn’t have complimented our sound any better. We brought back the ‘BOO-bounce’ on this one. It’s definitely a really fun and upbeat album. We’ve also been writing this album for a long time.
"We had 16 to 18 songs going into the studio and we are going to be leaving with 12 songs that we feel are the strongest. We all live in a house together and that has really upped the creativity level. We go from on tour to living at home together, so we are all focusing on the band constantly. Also, the addition of our new guitar player Jason Richardson has increased the amount of shred on this album.
"There are some really incredible guitar solos on this album from the both of us. It takes the band to a whole new level of musicality. This album contains an awesome mix of our most heavy, most technical, most atmospheric and most beautiful melodies ever. No matter what album you’ve liked better of ours so far, this one tops both easily. We are producing this album at Bota Studio outside of Chicago, IL. Brandon Paddock (John Feldman’s engineer) will be taking up mixing duties on this one.
"As for the tour, this will be the last time we are going to be playing so much of The New Reign and A Higher Place. Starting next year we are going to be playing as much of this new album as we can. We will definitely be playing a new song live on this tour. We just wish we would have had the chance to release it to everyone before we start playing it every night. Aside from us, All That Remains is a great band and label mates Asking Alexandria will be joining us on the tour, so come on out and hang with us. It’s going to be a night to remember, we promise."
Canada's End is Near has issued the following statement about entering the recording studio to record a debut full-length album:
"Hey hey, everyone. We will be in studio for the recording of our first full-length album in January 2011 with Jeff Fortin (anonymous, mass murder meshia). We will go there for the shit track recording on November 6. The album's name has hot been chosen yet..... 10 songs, stay tuned for more information, stay metal."
You can check out the band's music via the End is Near MySpace profile.
Dayton, Ohio metalcore act The Devil Wears Prada has revealed the dates for its forthcoming mini-tour of Canada. The band are currently on tour to promote its 2010 EP "Zombies" which was released on August 24, 2010. Support on the tour will come from co-headliners Silverstein and For Today.
The Devil Wears Prada Canadian tour dates:
11/26 London, ON – The Music Hall
11/27 Ottawa, ON – Capital Music Hall
11/28 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/30 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick
12/01 Yorkton, SK – The Spot
12/02 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
12/04 Kelowna, BC – Rutland Community Center
12/05 Abbotsford, BC – Abby Arts Centre
12/07 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
12/08 Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
12/11 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
Germany's Eternal Reign has checked in with the following update about recording a new music video:
"We've had the opportunity to do a video shoot in a great venue here in Bremen, the Tivoli! Together with the video production team of COLD Entertainment, we've locked us inside and did a promo video from 'The Beast Within' off our new Album 'The Dawn of Reckoning.'
"Lot's of work, lot's of coffee, but finally it's DONE! So we wait for the final cut.....let's see! So be prepared..again! This will gonna be exciting."
Georgia state noise metal act The Chariot has uploaded a new song to its official Myspace page. The song, titled "The Audience," is taken from the band's forthcoming full length "Long Live" which is set for release on November 23, 2010 through Good Fight Music. The album was produced by long time 'Chariot producer Matt Goldman.
The new song is available for streaming at this location.
Finland's Gotham O.D. has issued the following announcement about adding on more live shows:
"Some new live dates added. Our friends in Helsinki are cherished in January, we do a series of three semi-acoustic gigs at the city centers cozy and atmospheric bars. Welcome! Although we have taken the acoustic shows to our repertoire, of course we continue to do the heavy rocking electric gigs also, so don't you worry!"
The upcoming Gotham O.D. tour dates are as follows:
10/15 2010 Music Bar Corona Pieksämäki, Etelä-Savo, FINLAND
10/16 2010 PUB KATSE Jyväskylä, Keski-Suom
12/17 2010 Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni Pieksamäki, Etelä-Savo, FINLAND
1/6 2011 Pacifico Helsinki, Uusimaa, FINLAND
1/7 2011 Villi Wäinö Helsinki, Center, FINLAND
1/8 2011 The Stage Helsinki, Uusimaa, FINLAND
Mar 18 2011 Villi Wäinö HELSINKI, Uusimaa, FINLAND
Florida metal veterans Control Denied have revealed details surrounding the re-issue of its first album, "The Fragile Art of Existence." The album, first released in 1999, was remastered, repackaged and features liner notes from the band's drummer Richard Christy. The re-issue will be made availabe in two, seperate editions. The standard version includes the original album plus a bonus CD of early demo material. The second, limted edition version will be limited to 1,000 copies and is a three-disc set including an extra bonus disc of demo tracks, many of which feature Death's Chuck Schuldiner on vocals. The three disc set will be made available through the Relapse Records webstore. Two versions of the reissue will be released on October 26, 2010.
The tracklisting is as follows:
2. Breaking The Broken
3. Expect The Unexpected
4. What If...?
5. When The Link Becomes Missing
7. Cut Down
8. The Fragile Art Of Existence
1. Consumed (1999 Demos)
2. When The Link Becomes Missing (1999 Demo)
3. The Fragile Art Of Existence (1999 Demo)
4. Breaking The Broken (1999 Demo)
5. Breaking The Broken (1999 Demo) (w/ Chuck Schuldiner on vocals)
6. Believe (1997 Demo)
7. What If…? (1997 Demo)
8. Cut Down (1997 Demo)
9. Tune Of Evil (Comedy Demo)
1. What If...? (1996 Demo)
2. Cut Down (1996 Demo)
3. Expect The Unexpected (1996 Demo)
4. Believe (1996 Demo)
5. The Fragile Art Of Existence (1996 Demo)
6. What If...? (1996 Demo)
7. Expect The Unexpected (1996 Demos) (w/ Chuck Schuldiner on vocals)
8. What If...? (1996 Demos) (w/ Chuck Schuldiner on vocals)
9. Cut Down (1996 Demos) (w/ Chuck Schuldiner on vocals)
Connecticut hardcore veterans Hatebreed have announced the dates and support bands for its annual Stillborn Festival. The four dates, all taking place in late December, feature support from Four Years Strong, A Life Once Lost, This Is Hell, Trapped Under Ice, H20, The World We Knew, Thy Will Be Done and Strength For A Reason. The dates, venues and bands are as follows:
December 27 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
A LIFE ONCE LOST
THY WILL BE DONE
THE WORLD WE KNEW
HATE YOUR GUTS
December 28 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
FOUR YEAR STRONG
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
THIS IS HELL
THY WILL BE DONE
THE WORLD WE KNEW
STRENGTH FOR A REASON
December 29 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
FOUR YEAR STRONG
A LIFE ONCE LOST
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
THIS IS HELL
THY WILL BE DONE
THE WORLD WE KNEW
STRENGTH FOR A REASON
December 30 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
A LIFE ONCE LOST
THIS IS HELL
THY WILL BE DONE
HATE YOUR GUTS
THE WORLD WE KNEW
STRENGTH FOR A REASON
Hungary's I Divine has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:
"I Divine parted ways with Zoltán Schönberger (drums). His new job didn't make it possible to carry on working together. We wish Sömi all the best in his private life and in his new band, called Verilun as well.
"We announce our new drummer, Tamás Sándor. He has already done several gigs with us, he is a perfect replacement and fits to the band both musically and personally."
Former Iron Maiden lead vocalist Paul Di'anno has announced that he will be performing the self-titled debut Iron Maiden album from start to finish when he comes back to the United States this December. This is in support of the record's 30th anniversary.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 20 - Foxboro, MA - Showcase Live
December 21 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 22 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
December 23 - Baltimore, MD - Bourbon Street
December 24 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
December 25 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
December 26 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
December 28 - TBA
December 30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
January 5 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
January 6 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
American rock supergroup Velvet Revolver will be releasing their first official live DVD on November 16th entitled, "Live In Houston." As one might expect, the DVD comprises of a concert filmed in Houston, Texas while the group toured in support of their debut album, "Contraband" in 2005. The disc also features interview footage with band members, which is placed in between songs.
The tracklisting for the DVD is as follows:
"Sucker Train Blues"
"Do It For The Kids"
"It's So Easy"
"Fall To Pieces"
"Set Me Free"
"Used To Love Her"
"Sex Type Thing"
Ingraved has posted a teaser trailer online for the new album "Onryou," which is set to be released on October 31st, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
Sweden's Korpblod has issued the following statement about the possibility of re-issuing the "Norron Megi" release:
"The interest in 'Norrön Megi' has far exceeded what little expectation we had and this has led to the fact that the 100 hand numbered copies that we first printed are all almost sold-out. To my knowledge there are still copies to be obtained from a handful of distros/labels that we have been in touch with.
"This might lead to the question 'Will there be a re-release?' The thought has been brewing in our minds and we have considered to re-release it, but since we are not the most wealthiest people the possibility for us to print yet another patch of cd's is not looking that well. More...
Australian dark rock act The Eternal has posted a 10 minute video teaser online for its forthcoming release, "Under A New Sun." The album is set for release in January of 2011. The Eternal have also revealed plans to release a digital single for "Under A New Sun" to be released on November 1st, 2010. You can view the video teaser and the single tracklisting below:
"Under A New Sun" single tracklisting:
1. Under A New Sun
2. Cast In Stone (Summoning Remix)
3. Blood (Live)
Mourning Beloveth has issued the following announcement about appearing at the Dutch Doom Days festival:
"We are delighted to announce that we will be helping out our old friends at the Dutch Doom Days IX by stepping in to play on the Sunday after the unfortunate cancellation of The Wounded Kings. Lets hope all our bones remain intact until after our show!"
The festival lineup is as follows:
Revelation (US classic doom)
Hooded Menace (FI doom/death)
Funeral (NO funeral doom)
Bottle Doom Lazy Band (FR classic doom)
Akelei (NL melodic doom)
My Silent Wake (UK melodic doom)
Evadne (ES melodic doom/death)
Place Of Skulls (US classic doom)
Eternal Elysium (JP stoner/doom)
Mourning Beloveth (IE melodic doom/death)
Ocean Chief (SE stoner/doom)
Hooded Priest (BE classic doom)
Grimpen Mire (UK sludge/doom)
Nephthys (NL melodic doom/death)
Madrid, Spain power metal act Dark Moor has posted three new song samples from its forthcoming studio album, titled "Ancestral Romance." "Ancestral Romance" was recorded at New Sin Studios in Italy with producer Luigi Stefanini. The songs "Gadir," "Love From The Stone" and "Alaric De Marnac" have been made available for streaming, in extended samples, through the band's official Myspace page. You can check the song samples out at this location.
The tracklisting for "Ancestral Romance" is as follows:
2. Love From The Stone
3. Alarid De Marnac
4. Mio Cid
5. Just Rock
6. Tilt At Windmills
7. Cancion Del Pirata
8. Ritual Fire Dance
9. AH! Wretched Me
10. A Music in My Soul
Nightfall has checked in with the following update about the release of the band's new album and streaming the song "Ipsilon Lyrae" online:
"Hello dudes and thank you for the appreciation. The album is about a month old and feedback is awesome. We have here the 'Epsilon Lyrae' track for you; fast, furious yet dreamy and spacey like a journey to the stars, which we all wish to experience some day.
"Regarding the current status of affairs, the band members are evaluating Euro touring prospects. In any case, this is something to take place not earlier than second half of 2011. We'll keep you posted about developments.
"In the visual field, Achilleas Gatsopoulos, Ambassador of Mass marvelous video director is leading a research for the next video - track to be disclosed soon. Take care and don't forget Nightfall is about art and pain of creation."
Austin, Texas progressive thrash metal pioneers Watchtower has posted a new drum cam video online, featuring the new song "The Size of Matter." The song is to be included on the band's forthcoming release "Mathematics" which is the follow up to 1989's "Control and Resistance."
You can view the video below:
Swedish black metal act Abruptum has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming EP, titled "Potestates Apocalypsis." The EP is finally being released through Blooddawn/Regain Records after a long delay. Another Abruptum release, titled "Gehinnom," is expected to be released sometime in mid-2011.
Here is the "Potestates Apocalypsis" tracklisting:
Swedish death metal act Puteraeon has announced the release date for the new album "The Esoteric Order" is set to January 28th, 2011. Additional details on the release will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time you can check out sample Puteraeon tracks available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.
Swedish heavy metal act Astral Doors has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming best-of compilation, titled "Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors." The new collection is set for release on November 19, 2010 through Metalville Records.
"Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors" tracklisting:
2. Time To Rock
3. Of The Son And The Father
4. Black Rain (remixed)
5. Power And The Glory
6. Bride Of Christ
7. New Revelation
8. Slay The Dragon
9. London Caves (remixed)
10. Evil Is Forever
13. Testament of Rock
14. Victory (English Version)
Six Magics has issued the following announcement about a European mini tour from October 29th to November 21st:
"Hi there! We are about to travel tomorrow and begin with our European Tour on Friday. Beside that we are proud to announce we will have a mini tour with our friends from the Netherlands 'TheName.' Check the dates we will play together! And we hope to see you there for some Female Fronted Power."
The upcoming Six Magics tour dates are as follows:
10/15 2010 Dynamo Werk 21 Zurich, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
10/17 2010 Noxx Stage Izmir, TURKEY
10/22 2010 Garage Deluxe München, Bayern, GERMANY
10/23 2010 Famous Witten, GERMANY
10/29 2010 Saal Behrendt Langerwehe, GERMANY
11/5 2010 MTC Köln, NRW, GERMANY
11/12 2010 De Rots Antwerpen, BELGIUM
11/13 2010 The Mix Uithoorn, Uithoorn, NETHERLANDS
11/14 2010 Club X Deventer, NETHERLANDS
11/19 2010 Halford Live in Hell Berlin, GERMANY
11/20 2010 Sporthal Meulvliet, Tholen Tholen, NETHERLANDS
11/21 2010 Hangar 20 Breda, Breda, NETHERLANDS
California's Symphony of Horror has issued the following announcement about seeking a keyboard player:
"We are looking for someone to complete our sound and make it darker and more melodic. If you think you have some skills for this don't be afraid to contact us, or if you know someone interested let us know. Thanks!"
You can also check out the band's music via the Symphony of Horror MySpace page or check out the band live on the following date:
10/30 2010 Sign in Blood rock shop Gardena, CA
Titan released the new album "Sweet Dreams" on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010. In celebration of the new album release, the band has announced an album release who with label-mates Royal Thunder on October 24th at Union Pool in New York, NY. Additional details on the "Sweet Dreams" release show can be found at this location.
Wdnfra has issued the following update about canceling the band's previously scheduled Mexican tour dates in November:
"To our biggest disappointment, our mexican tour in November wont be happening, due to complications with the promoters and failure to achieve everything we talked about in the contract.
"We feel very sorry for all the fans that were expecting us, and we really hope we can work out everything to come back as quickly as possible, we talked to the promoter in it might be possible that the tour happens somewhere in the beginning of 2011.
"We had the best time ever in our last mexican tour, and we were really looking forward to rock out there once again, but i guess everything happens for a reason, let's really hope we come back soon, and thanks for all the support and excitation you fans out there gave me in the past few months. Viva Mexico cabrones y Hasta muy pronto!"
The recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity has announced that their show tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina will be filmed for a future DVD release. The recent touring and documenting of tonight's concert is in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their album, "Animosity." More details on the DVD are expected to be revealed soon.
The track listing for A Day To Remember's November 16 release "What Separates Me From You" has finally been announced. It is as follows:
1. Sticks & Bricks
2. All I Want
3. It’s Complicated
4. This Is The House That Doubt Built
5. 2nd Sucks
6. Better Off This Way
7. All Signs Point To Lauderdale
8. You Be Tails, I’ll Be Sonic
9. Out Of Time
10. If I Leave
You can listen to the album's second track "All I Want" here.
Triptykon frontman and former leader of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, Tom G. Warrior has checked in with another update from Triptykon's first tour of North America. His message reads as follows:
"On tour again in North America. In April of 2008, when I departed Celtic Frost and began to lay the foundation for Triptykon, this was but a mere intention, the fulfillment of which was anything but certain. The utter dedication of the audiences we are playing to here, their loyalty, and their feedback thus means even more to me that it ordinarily would.
"On October 10, in Montreal, I was finally able to witness an entire concert by our esteemed special guests on this tour, Yakuza. I had previously only seen a couple of songs or so each night. In my eyes, they are truly extraordinary, both on a personal level as well as musically. Their songs are full of emotions, variety, energy, beauty, and agitation. Their performance requires perhaps a tad more open-mindedness than must ordinarily be mustered, but they are one of the rare contemporary heavy rock acts with the courage to pursue their own, very unique path. Even that fact alone commands respect and makes them as perfect for a tour with Triptykon as they would have been in a pairing with Celtic Frost. We in Triptykon have all become fans.
"The combination of the three bands on this tour, 1349, Yakuza, and Triptykon, could not be any more unique and, in my humble (and biased) opinion, effective. It is a tour unlike any other."
German punk rock influenced metal band President Evil has announced a new vocalist, Neal. Here's the band's complete update:
"As you surely noticed it was very calm around President Evil in the last months. Apart from a very serious illness of one bandmember (everything is ok now) the search for a new vocalist was more difficult than thought before.
"Rehearsals were made without vocalist, various options had been tried and then there seemed to be the solution with Chris / Motorjesus. However, two bands, 300km distance and time problems took their toll and the attempt with Chris went wrong - unfortunately. The band's future was very critical!
"Again rehearsals without vocalist, new songs were written and then Neal came into the rehearsal room. After several attempts it was clear - Neal will be the new singer and we start all over again.
"Currently we work on new tracks, we commonly practice and we will announce the first confirmed gigs within the next days."
Here's a rehearsal video to give you an idea of the band's sound with Neal on vocals:
You can check out more of their previous material on the band's MySpace player.
Iconic neoclassical guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has revealed the track listing for his latest album "Relentless," set to hit streets November 23. The album is being released via Malmsteen's own Rising Force Records, and will feature vocal performances by Tim "Ripper" Owens of Judas Priest and Iced Earth.
Of the new album, Malmsteen commented "The album title really says it all. The drive to surpass my own accomplishments can best be described with one word - relentless. After all these years of composing and playing music, I still am passionate about pushing myself to the limit - to the highest, most demanding level of playing possible."
The track listing is as follows: More...
New Jersey death metal band Helcaraxe has announced the confirmation of their first live show. the details of the show are as follows:
November 5th, 2010 at The Polish Club in Phoenixville, PA - Doors at 6:30pm, $12, All Ages - With A Life Once Lost, Rock Bottom, Willing Swords, Her Virgin Womb, and Burdens.
Helcaraxe's lineup is as follows:
Jesse Traynor - Vocals
Bill Henderson - Guitars
Pat Henry - Bass
Jon Tarella - Guitars
Mike Donatelli - Drums
Illdisposed has issued the following message regarding their tour European cancellation:
"The November tour in Germany / Austria has been canceled due to reasons beyond our control (health problems at the booking agency). We apologize to our fans, the clubs and promoters. We will soon start working on a new tour instead."
A public memorial has been announced for Gotthard singer Steve Lee, who was killed in a motorcycle accident. The memorial will be held in Switzerland on October 17 at the Gotthard Pass Hospice. A eulogy will also be given by two Capucine monks.