Metal News for October 16, 2009
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COALESCE has posted a brand new song, “Through Sparrows I Rest,” taken from their forthcoming "OX EP" online now via the band’s MySpace page. OX EP, the EP follow-up to their OX album, will see a November 10th release date. OX EP will be available on CD and 12” vinyl and is available for pre-order.
COALESCE released "OX," their first album in 10 years, this past June. The critically acclaimed record is currently streaming in its entirety at CoalesceOX.info.
COALESCE and IndabaMusic.com are currently hosting an exclusive remix contest, allowing fans to remix the track “Wild Ox Moan” from OX. OX recording engineer Ed Rose broke down “Wild Ox Moan” into several stem tracks and using IndabaMusic.com’s online recording software, contest participants can rearrange and remix the track for a chance to win a number of prizes. There will be one grand prize winner, as chosen by the band, eligible to win a free Indaba membership, silk screened COALESCE poster, clear vinyl OX LP, signed OX CD, band t-shirt and more. The contest ends on October 30th, additional contest rules and prize descriptions can be found here.
Additionally, COALESCE has confirmed their only northeastern US performance of the year with a BrooklynVegan sponsored show on December 30th at Europa in Brooklyn, NY. COALESCE will also be appearing at The Fest 8 in Gainesville, FL later this month and Austin, TX’s Fun Fun Fun Fest on November 7th.
Here are the latest COALESCE tour dates:
October 30 Gainesville, FL The Fest 8 (w/ COLISEUM, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, YOUNG WIDOWS, TORCHE, more)
November 7 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest (w/ DANZIG, JESUS LIZARD, and many more)
December 30 Brooklyn, NY Europa
In addition to Korn being confirmed, Droid, the Long Beach, California metal band signed to Munky's label, Emotional Syphon Recordings, has been added to the bill of California's Halos N' Horns Fest.
Once again, here are the show details:
October 30th 2009
Hails & Horns Fest
Orange County Fairgrounds Event Center
Costa Mesa, CA
Show Time: 5pm
Droid : 7.45pm
The debut full length album, "Black Future," from Arizona based thrashers VEKTOR will be released worldwide on November 17th on HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS. The band has posted the title track from their new album on their MySpace page.
Southern Lord Recordings has announced the official signing of Washington's BLACK BREATH. Their mini album, "Razor To Oblivion," is set for re-release on Southern Lord on November 10th, and their debut full-length will see its release in early 2010.
Ambient black metal band Zebulon Kosted has posted three new songs online. The tracks "Death Of A Hero," "Hashasheen," and "Thjoviljinn vs. Visir" can be heard at the official Zebulon Kosted MySpace page.
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Suffocation fan Philip Kaplan posted a video on YouTube of himself playing along on the drums to the track "Infecting the Crypts." The video was subsequently removed due to copyright issues, which led to Kaplan contacting the band's management and label and eventually meeting Suffocation. The video (which has since been posted back on YouTube) can be viewed below. Excerpts of Kaplan's blog about the experience follow:
You may have read about my YouTube drama. Short version: I made a video for a song by the death-metal band Suffocation and uploaded it to YouTube. The video received over 3,000,000 views until YouTube removed it, via Warner Music complaint, for copyright infringement. I’m happy to report that not only has the issue been resolved and the video is back on YouTube, but one of the more awesome experiences of my life occurred because of it.
Background: After YouTube removed the video, I got in touch with the band’s management: Extreme Music Group. Their manager told me that they approve of the video and want it back online. I also reached out to Roadrunner Records (label), Warner Music (distribution) and YouTube — they were all surprisingly nice and cooperative.
But the coolest thing happened a couple of weeks ago. Suffocation was on tour and playing a show here in San Francisco. A drumming magazine, Sick Drummer, heard about my YouTube story and contacted me. Somehow they hooked up a free ticket and backstage pass for me at the concert.More...
Kalmah has finished recording their sixth studio album, which will be released in the early 2010. A release date has not been set. The recording process started in May, continued in June and finally ended in August. All recordings and mixing was done at Tico-Tico studios. Mastering was done at Cutting Room. The album is still untitled. The new album will include nine new songs and one cover.
The band comments: "Recordings as usual for Kalmah went pretty smoothly. We had everything pretty much ready before the studio and it was easy to just concentrate on the sound and perfection of the performance. The sound, well, of course the sound is great. We managed to dig out more depression and agression overall.
"From now own we are concentrating on the cover art, booklet and stuff. We have some upcoming shows at Russia in the beginning of November and we are planning for Finnish shows at the beginning of 2010."
Metalinjection.net has posted a live video clip online of Brutal Truth performing the song "Daydreamer" at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on July 31st, 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. "Daydreamer" is off Brutal Truth's latest album "Evolution Through Revolution." More...
Slayer have announced they will be appearing on "That Metal Show" this Saturday, October 17th at 11:00/10:00c PM on VH1 Classic. More information on "That Metal Show" can be found here. Slayer's new album "World Painted Blood" will be released Tuesday, November 3rd in North American and Monday, November 2 to the rest of the world.
A video has surfaced of Megadeth premiering "1320" live in Perth, Australia. Watch it below.
Hardtimes.ca has posted a new video interview online with Obituary. The video clip, which was recorded in Montreal, can be viewed below. More...
The Dillinger Escape Plan has posted a new studio recording video for their upcoming album "Option Paralysis." The studio video can be viewed below. More...
Finland's Amoral has issued the following statement about fans questioning vocalist Ari Koivunen's Burzum shirt at a German show:
"After yesterday's sold out show in Hannover, Germany, we had a lot of people come over and compliment us on a great gig, but also asking about Ari's stage shirt. Ari was wearing a Burzum t-shirt (a band he's not even into, he bought it as a 'kvlt' joke while in Norway), which, we learned yesterday, is regarded as a very 'pro-nazi' band in Germany. We want to make it clear that neither Ari, nor anyone else in Amoral, have ANY sympathy for these kind of ideologies, and want nothing to do with them. We apologize for any misunderstandings."
Amoral also have the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Swedish metallers Los Sin Nombre are currently streaming online the new track "Raised In Anger," which is from their upcoming album "Blind Leading Blind." The song can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. The album is currently set for a November 13th release date.
Los Sin Nombre will be performing live in support of the album on the following dates:
11/12 Platens Bar Linköping, Östergötlands län
11/27 Elm Street Rock Café Norway Oslo
11/28 Jevnaker Metal Festival Norway Jevnaker
Suicidal Angels has posted a new music video online for the song "Apokathilosis," which is off their upcoming album "Sanctify The Darkness." The video clip can be viewed below. "Sanctify The Darkness" is due out on November 20th via Nuclear Blast. More...
Finnish death metallers Verjnuarmu have announced the departure of guitarist Ruato and the recruitment of replacement guitar player Tervapiru. Samples of Verjnuarmu's music can be found at the band's official MySpace page. You can also catch Verjnuarmu live on the following dates:
10/17 Nosturi Helsinki
10/24 Henry’s Pub Kuopio
11/6 Saha Iisalmi
1/16/2010 Dante’s Highlight Helsinki
1/30/2010 Balls Kajaani
What do you get when you cross the hair of Warrant, make-up of Poison, lyrics of Ratt, and spandex of David Lee Roth? The heavy metal band Steel Panther. Actually, heavy metal parody is more accurate. Think Sunset Strip’s version of Spinal Tap. More...
Progressive metal band 3 has issued the following update about wanting fan input/submissions for their new music video for the song "Rabid Animals":
“We are shooting our new video for "Rabid Animals" next week and we need your help!
"Please send in a 15 second web cam clip of yourself foaming at the mouth and staring at your computer screen, as if you were watching a live concert on TV. If you need help with the foam, try a 1/4 tablet of a alka-seltzer and some toothpaste. Try to make the lighting moody and interesting but not too dark (we need to see you!). These are the basic guidelines but feel free to be creative. Set your web cam to the best quality video setting (h.264 or mpeg4 are good) and then email the clip to: email@example.com
"If the file is too big for your email try sending it via www.sendthisfile.com or www.yousendit.com (both are free).
"WARNING -Do not foam onto your keyboard or other sensitive equipment! It doesn't take much alka-seltzer, if you use a whole one it will probably come out your nose! the sooner you get it to us the better, but the deadline is Thursday October 22!"
Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster has issued the following European tour road report:
"We're a little over a week into our headlining European tour, and so far it's been a huge success. We started off the tour with two really cool festivals in Germany and then went on through Switzerland, back to Germany for another show, Belgium, France, and now Spain. Today we're in Bilbao, which is the third of three shows in Spain for this tour.
"So far the shows have all had great attendance. Last night in Madrid was sold out, and several other dates were really packed although not completely sold out, including a raging show at La Locomotive club in Paris ('La Loco'), which is located right next to the world-famous Moulin Rouge (see photos below in Paris).
"Tomorrow we head back into France for a show in Lyon, and then we head south to Italy and Greece, and then on to Eastern Europe before returning west again. I'll try to post a few more updates with some cool photos as the tour progresses. Until then I want to say thanks to the great fans who've attended the tour so far, hope to see the rest of you soon!"
Dark Funeral have announced that they will reveal the cover artwork for their upcoming album “Angelus Exuro pro Eternus," on Monday, October 19th. “Angelus Exuro pro Eternus" is due out on November 18th via Regain Records. Both the uncensored and censored versions of the music video for "My Funeral" can also be viewed below. More...
London rockers Voodoo Six have issued the following update about their new album:
"So the album is fully mixed, just a visit to the mastering suite in a couple of weeks and it's ready for you lot to digest. Mike Fraser has done a great job on the mixing, he really understands the sound of the band.
"It's an album that the band are immensely proud of and feel that it is going to bring in even more fans to the Voodoo Six sound. 11 new songs which groove and drive through almost an hour, the perfect follow on from 'first hit for free'.
"The new website will be ready in a few weeks and radio stations are primed and ready for the go ahead to start spinning. There will be at least one song available as a free download."
Sonic Synidcate has added on three extra dates to their "Burn This City" European tour. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
10/31 THE TIVOLI HELSINGBORG,SWEDEN
11/13 SPORTHALLEN SUNDSVALL,SWEDEN
11/14 IDUN FOLKETS HUS UMEÅ,SWEDEN
11/19 SPORTHALLEN LINKÖPING,SWEDEN
11/20 NÖJESFABRIKEN KARLSTAD,SWEDEN
11/21 CONVENTUM CONGRESS ÖREBRO,SWEDEN
11/26 LISEBERGSHALLEN GÖTEBORG,SWEDEN
11/27 BALTISKA HALLEN MALMÖ,SWEDEN
11/28 HOVET STOCKHOLM,SWEDEN
12/1 O2 ACADEMY 2 BRISTOL, UK
12/2 O2 ACADEMY 2 OXFORD, UK
12/3 RC BASEMENT/ROCK CITY NOTTINGHAM,UK
12/4 ENGINE ROOM BRIGHTON, UK
12/5 ISLINGTON ACADEMY LONDON, UK
12/6 THE ROADHOUSE MANCHESTER, UK
12/7 O2 ACADEMY 3 BIRMINGHAM, UK
12/8 LE TRABENDO PARIS, FRANCE
12/9 DOORNROOSJE NIJMEGEN, HOLLAND
12/10 59 TO 1 MUNICH,GERMANY
12/11 LUXOR COLOGNE,GERMANY
12/12 LIDO BERLIN,GERMANY
12/13 LOGO HAMBURG,GERMANY
12/15 MELKWEG AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
As was previously reported, keyboardist Per Wiberg and bassist Martin Mendez of Opeth were involved in a bus crash, although they were not injured. Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following update about the situation:
"I just got a text from Mendez who saying that the driver of the other car (who made the U-turn) that our bus crashed into, sadly passed away from his injuries. On top of that it seems as if it was a deliberate death-stunt from his side as the police had found a suicide-letter in the car-wreck.
"This is just getting more odd and scary I tell ya. I've no idea who he was but I have to say our condoleances goes out to his family and loved ones anyways either though we don't have a name at this point.
"I'm kinda lost for words here."
Electro-death metal/core duo WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER has arrived with the release of their debut album, "Das Monster aus dem Schank" (The Monsters out of the Closet) in the United States through Redfield Records. The album is exclusively available now through brick and mortar Hot Topic retail outlets as well as online through all digital retailers including iTunes.
"Das Monster aus dem Schank" is We Butter The Bread With Butter’s interpretation of well-known children’s folk songs with a perverse metal twist.
In 2007, Tobias Schultka and Marcel Neumann started the musical experiment that became WE BUTTER THE BREAD WE BUTTER in Lübben in the East of Germany. After only a year, the two-piece managed to create an unprecedented international fan-base, with their impact creating putting their sound and style on the map, keeping the pair in the Top-10 Artist Charts at Myspace.com for over six months.
You can check them out on their MySpace page.
British grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced a lengthy tour of Europe which will kick off in Great Britain next month. The tour is in support of their latest studio album, "Time Waits For No Slave" which is out now through Century Media.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Syracuse, New York hardcore label is celebrating 10 years by throwing a show for it. Here's the info:
Saturday, October 24th
Westcott Community Center (826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse)
Doors at 5PM
Tickets are $8
Here's the line-up:
ED GEIN (first time playing WCC in over 3 years)
NO IDOLS (final show)
END OF A YEAR
OAK AND BONE
There will also be a FREE after show (21+ though) happening around 10PM at the Half Penny Pub downtown (1005 E. Fayette St.) featuring:
GIT SOME (ex- Planes Mistaken For Stars)
PRIZE COUNTRY (two sets in one day)
MISTLETOE (current rock o' douche)
Swedish thrashers The Haunted have confirmed their first gig for 2010, the LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE 4 Festival. Here are the details and line-up so far:
LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE 4
Saturday, March 6 - 2010
Location: Konsert & Kongress (Linköping)
Korn has been confirmed for the Halos N' Horns Fest in Costa Mesa, Californing at the end of this month. Here are the show details:
October 30th 2009
Hails & Horns Fest
Orange County Fairgrounds Event Center
Costa Mesa, CA
Show Time: 5pm
Tickets are on sale now.
Doom veteran Joe Hasselvander (DEATH ROW/ RAVEN/ Ex-PENTAGRAM) recorded a brand new four-song mini album. Once again, just like on THE HOUNDS OF HASSELVANDER debut album, PENTAGRAM's "Review Your Choices" and "Sub Basement," etc., he recorded all instruments by himself.
The mini album will be released in November via Rock Saviour Records.
New Jersey natives, ASHES OF YOUR ENEMY are pleased to announce that they will be playing a one-off gig with their friends the VOODOO TERROR TRIBE on Friday October 23rd at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ. The show is a CD release and video premiere party for VOODOO TERROR TRIBE. The party kicks off at 10:00 PM, and ASHES OF YOUR ENEMY will go on stage at 11:00 PM. There is also a free buffet all night. The band recently entered Illegitimate Studios with producer Max Illidge (40 Below Summer, Black Market Hero) to record a 4 song EP.