Metal News for October 17, 2010
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27 news articles posted on this day.
Marionette has issued the following tour report:
"We started of in Copenhagen. The number of people that showed up were way above our expectations and half way through the show about 20, 30 people from a masqurade next door dropped by. If there's one thing Halloween has taught me it's that people in costumes go a bit more crazy than they usually would. The same thing happened at our show. I especially remember two girls dressed as Mia Wallace (from Pulp Fiction) dancing on a table. It didn't really feel like a metal show but it was just as much fun."
'After Copenhagen it was time for our really long drive over to the UK. We don't have our usual driver with us, instead, Robil Holgersson, one of the guitarists from Eldrimner (Alexander's other band) is driving, taking turns with Linus, Alexander and Anton. It's a bit nerve wrecking at times but so far so good." More...
Malignant Tumour has been forced to pull out of France's United Sickness Fest 3, which is being scheduled for October 23rd with bands such as Rotten Sound, Inhumate, Recueil Morbide, Rectal Smegma, Tortured Soul, Rubufaso Mukufo, and Trepan Dead.
, . Here's the message from Bilos:
"I am very sorry to tell this, but MALIGNANT TUMOUR can not take a part for UNITED SICKNESS FEST 3 and I tell you why. At our last tour in beginning of October our guitarist KORAL injured his hand and he can´t move with this that time. He went for doctor and got the answer that hand will be OK within the two weeks. Now it´s already three weeks after and he still can not move with his hand properly nor he can play guitar now. We feel really bad now and hopefully you can understand our situation. We thought to play as three piece, but without the leads and fourth person you will never get full attack of MT so we decided to cancell the show and wait till his hand will recover."
Calgary's blackened death metal quartet Gales of Avalon has just released their latest video, a 3:30 min. snapshot into their upcoming concept album "Black Island," with the song "Second Sight." Filmed around their hometown of Calgary, Alberta, the video for "Second Sight" was self-produced, and later edited by Gales' guitarist Mark Dillon. Check it out below:
The musicians have been buried in the studio working on their full-length debut, "Black Island." Set for release later this year, the album is a follow-up to 2008's self-titled EP. The band will be performing at the upcoming Tribute to the Women of Alberta Metal in Calgary on Oct. 23, alongside Mares of Thrace, Kobra and the Lotus, and Relapse recording artists Howl.
German thrash metal icons Sodom has posted the title track for its forthcoming studio album "In War And Pieces" to its official myspace page. "In War And Pieces" is set for release in Europe on November 22, 2010 and in North America on January 11, 2011 both through SPV/Steamhammer Records.
You can listen to the new song at this location.
Here is the "In War And Pieces" tracklisting:
1. In War And Pieces
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
11. Styptic Parasite
Canadian hard rock act Helix has posted a new video online containing footage from the band's recent stint in the recording studio. Helix are currently preparing to release an acoustic album, titled "Smash Hits Unplugged." The new acoustic release features 12 of the band's classic songs re-worked and recorded. "Smash Hits Unplugged" was recorded at A Studios in London, Ontario, Canada with producer Aaron Murray. You can view the video below:
Veteran Swedish metal act The Haunted has announced that it will enter Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark tomorrow, Monday, October 18th with the band's longtime producer Tue Madsen. The Haunted are set to begin the recording of its seventh full-length album, currently planned for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records. The new album will be the follow up to 2008's "Versus."
You can follow The Haunted and their studio report series at this location.
Swedish heavy metal act Sister Sin has been added to Lordi's forthcoming European tour. Sister Sin are currently on tour in support of its 2010 release "True Sound Of The Underground," which was released through Victory Records on June 22, 2010.
Lordi European tour dates with Sister Sin:
Nov. 08 - Rock Cafe - Tallinn, Estonia
Nov. 09 - New York - Vilnius, Lithuania
Nov. 12 - Live Club Apollo - Turku, Finland
Nov. 13 - Virgin Oil| Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 14 - Hopealyhty Cumulus| Hyvinkää, Finland
Nov. 16 - Majestic Music Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
Nov. 17 - Petöfi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
Nov. 18 - KD Vlatavska - Prague, Czech Republic
Nov. 19 - Bonver Arena - Ostrava, Czech Republic
Virginia progressive doom metal act While Heaven Wept has posted a new DVD trailer online. The band are set to release its new CD/DVD set, titled "Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence - Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival," on November 8 through Cruz Del Sur Music. The footage and audio was captured during the band's performance in Würzburg, Germany on February 6, 2010. You can view the DVD clip below:
Florida death metal act Hate Eternal has issued the following statement about the fourth anniversary of the death of bassist Jared Anderson:
"Today is the day Jared Anderson, my bass player and good friend passed away 4 years ago. It seems like yesterday when we lost such a great musician and even more so, an amazing person and great friend. Let us not forget who we have lost and honor him with the respect he rightfully deserves.
"He will always be missed and his friendship will always mean the world to me, Jared, you will always be remembered my friend, miss you always my brother... Dec 28th, 1975 - Oct 14th, 2006 Jared W.Anderson R.I.P."
Swedish act In Mourning has issued the following statement about two upcoming live Finnish shows with Pressure Points: "To Finland! We are going to Finland in November, we'll team up with our friends in Pressure Points for two shows. Dante's Highlight, Helsinki, Nov 11th and S-Osis, Turku, Nov 12th. See you there!" You can also check out In Mourning's music via the band's MySpace profile.
Sweden's Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about two upcoming live shows in Portugal:
"Since we missed Portugal on the ‘New Night Over Europe’ 2010 tour back in spring, we are happy to announce our return for two shows in November. November 26th, Incrível Almadense, Lisbon (Almada), Portugal and November 27th, Hard Club, Porto, Portugal."
The upcoming Katatonia tour dates are as follows:
11/3 2010 KB Malmo, SWEDEN
11/4 2010 Brewhouse Göteborg, SWEDEN
11/6 2010 Aalborg Metal Festival Aalborg, Nordjyllan, DENMARK
11/10 2010 Klubi Tampere, FINLAND
11/11 2010 Nosturi Helsinki, FINLAND
11/12 2010 Rytmikorjaamo Seinäjoki, FINLAND
11/13 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä, FINLAND
11/26 2010 Incrível Almadense Lisbon, PORTUGAL
11/27 2010 Hard Club Porto, PORTUGAL
12/2 2010 Platen's Bar Linköping, SWEDEN
12/4 2010 Göta Källare Stockholm, SWEDEN
12/10 2010 ASB Showgrounds Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
12/12 2010 Arena Joondalup Perth, AUSTRALIA
12/15 2010 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
12/17 2010 Melbourne Showgrounds Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
12/18 2010 Entertainment Quarter, Hordern Pavilion & Surrounds Sydney, AUSTRALIA
12/19 2010 RNA Showgrounds Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
12/21 2010 Mood Indigo Mumbai, INDIA
Germany's Lacrimas Profundere has issued the following update about canceling the band's previously scheduled U.S. tour:
"Dear Friends! We´re more than sorry and deeply regret to announce that we have to cancel the dates of our North American tour. As a result of management mistakes and the promoter Dreamland Productions last-minute cancellation of the confirmed dates, the management and our friends tried their best to re-book as many dates as possible. But sometimes you have to stop and understand, that not all dreams come true! We are feeling terribly sorry to release this statement as we tried all we could and put all the power we had to make this first U.S. Tour happen.
"We are more than thankful to the clubs like The Knitting Factory, The Vault, The Roxy Theatre, that gave us the chance to re-book some shows, Dan of Dirt Communion, Dark Angel Project and all the support bands that wanted to help us out and of course YOU, the fans that sent us mails regarding the Tour. We really hope to see you all next year TO ROCK! We´re back, we promise!"
Leaves' Eyes has issued the following update about recruiting a session bassist for the band's last two shows of the year:
"Leaves' Eyes will play the last two shows of this year with Dutch session bassist JB van der Wal (Aborted, Dr. Doom). The shows are taking place at MFVF in Belgium and at Indian Music Conference in Goa. JB was already playing Bloodstock and Summer Breeze Open Air as well as the last U.S. tour together with Leaves' Eyes. Moreover, Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity parted ways with former bassist Alla Fedynitch for personal reasons. "
Massive Assault has issued the following update about parting ways with the band's bass player:
"Massive Assault and bass player Reiner have parted ways. Reiner really was the best bass player we had in Massive Assault and a good person also. There is no bad blood between any of us and we wish Reiner the best of luck in the future! Bands who are looking for a bass player are welcome to contact Reiner, he can handle all music styles.
"Our new bass player will be Massive Assault vocalist Jozze. Besides growling Jozze also is a damn good bass player. Carl will take care of lead vokill duties, he already rejoined the ranks of Massive Assault this summer."
Mortiis is currently offering the new album "Perfectly Defect" as a free download. You can listen to the entire album or download all eight tracks in several different formats via the official Mortiis website. The track listing is as follows:
1. Closer to the End
2. Perfectly Defect
3. Sensation of Guilt
4. Sole Defeat
5. Thieving Bastards
6. Halo of Arms
7. Impossible to Believe
8. This Absolution
Alabama based death metal act Grave Ritual has posted two new songs online from the band's upcoming full-length album. The new tracks "Beyond Diabolus" and "Obscurdom" are available for streaming via the Grave Ritual MySpace page.
Shining has posted performance footage online of the song "I och med insikt skall du förgå" from the album "The Eerie Cold," which took place at the Party San Open Air 2009. The video clip can be viewed below.
Suicidal Angels has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:
"Hey everyone! Prick up your ears! With the new album almost round the corner, we present you our new profile layout, completely based upon the artwork by none other, Mr. Ed Repka.
"And since we know that you grow impatient while the release date of 'Dead Again' approaches, we decided to upload a brand new track! Bits from 'Reborn in Violence' are also included in the trailer we created for the new album, so here's your chance to listen to the whole thing! Until next time, Thrash On!"
Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following brief announcement about uploading more tracks online: "Hey all. We have posted to more tracks from Until We Are Outnumbered. Should have been done ages ago, but some copyright shit happened. Anyways, enjoy!" The newly uploaded songs "Live a Lie" and "Shut 'Em Up," along with several previously posted tracks, can be heard via The Kandidate's MySpace page.
West Virginia's Bodies in Barbwire has issued the following announcement about working on a debut full-length album:
"Brutal hailz to all of you! Big news recently. My label I'm signed to Flamecult Records ad was featured in the November issue of Decibel Magazine! (Dimmu Borgir Cover) It was promoting Coils of the Serpent new album 'Winter Decends,' with a mentioning of Bodies in Barbwire on the Ad! It may be small to some, but Huge for myself. BiB being printed in an international released mag is good promo.
"Also, getting ready everything to release the long awaited BiB debut album 'Barbwire Butchery!' This is in the works! There will be more info and updates as the progress continues. Keep it Pure Brutal Gore!"
Greek band Sorrows Path has issued the following announcement about streaming two songs online from the band's upcoming album:
"Two songs from our new album uploaded on our music player. 'Queen of doom" and the song for our official video clip 'Empty Eyes and Blackened Hearts.' The new album 'The Rough Path of Nihilism" coming out in a few days! Be aware of that! Doom rules eternally..."
Sorrows Path also has the following upcoming shows:
10/23 2010 HARLEY BAR THESSALONIKI, MACEDONIA, GREECE
11/5 2010 UNVERSCHAMT (RELEASE PARTY) KARLSRUHE, BADEN-WURT, GERMANY
11/20 2010 BUSKETT ROADHOUSE RABAT, MALTA
12/5 2010 AN CLUB (RELEASE PARTY-LIVE) ATHENS, ATTIKA, GREECE
By many outsiders, heavy metal has been dismissed as "music for idiots," but time and time again, heavy metal bands have proved the naysayers wrong by displaying well researched and intelligent lyrics, along with complex musicianship. One of the best examples of "thinking man's heavy metal," comes from Canadian progressive thrashers, Voivod. The band was formed in the town of Jonquière, Quebec in 1982, and like many of their contemporaries, where influenced by the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, as well as hardcore punk and seventies progressive rock bands such as Yes. By fusing these influences, Voivod forged their own brand of heavy metal, which would satisfy the average headbanger, as well as any music critic. The band were also known for adopting aliases. Lead singer Denis Belanger became known as, "Snake," guitarist Denis D'Amour went by the name, "Piggy," drummer and band artist Michel Langevin used the moniker, "Away" and bassist Jean-Yves Theriault named himself, "Blacky." The group released their first studio album, "War And Pain" in 1984, which followed a more speed metal style than future releases.
Their second album, "Rrröööaaarrr" featured a speed metal theme once again before the band began incorporating their love of progressive rock with their next album, "Killing Technology." The album earned the band a spot as one of the more unique young metal bands, and the group continued this path with their next album, "Dimension Hatross," which has become one of their most acclaimed albums to date and featured the staple song, "Tribal Convictions," as well as a comical cover of the 1960's Batman television show theme song. Their next album, "Nothingface," saw the band break through into the mainstream somewhat, as it became their first album to enter the Billboard charts and featured a minor hit in the form of the band's cover of the Pink Floyd song, "Astronomy Domine." Not only was it successful in terms of sales, but it gained universal praise for it's musicianship and songwriting prowess. More...
Gloomy Grim has issued the following update regarding their new single:
"Mixing will happen next Wednesday. About week or two after that, this release is online. Have to wait cover artwork to be ready, so I can add it to Youtube etc. We will do very limited editioin of this for sale. Price will be low + there will be somekind of shirt & CD single offer, but more about that later."
North Carolina death metal band Dixie Deathwish has parted ways with their bassist. the band has issued the following update regarding the loss and search for a new bassist:
"What's up everybody? Well since the last time we have done one of these we have lost our bass player. We won't go into details on this let's just say we wish him the best in his new ventures. Now with that being said we are on the hunt for a new bassist and a second guitar player. We need people who are open minded and full of creativity. Would be nice if you have show experience. Need to have your own professional gear and transportation to and from practice and shows. We practice at the playroom in Charlotte NC. So we have rent to pay. So with that being said we all have to split the band rent as well. We are using seven string guitars . Would like for you to be technical and solid in your playing but also willing to have a lot of fun with it. Why else do we do this right. Hit us up if you are interested and let's get this going cause we ain't planning on slowing down for long."
Jordan's Dragonrider has issued the following update regarding their new lineup:
"We have been reunited with our original Guitarist Waleed, who recorded with us the Very first two Demos (Valley of Dreams and Musical Sword)"
"And we Love to announce the coming of our new Drummer Tamer who has joined our Forces. So here is the current line up:
"The March For our new Release continues with our new line up."
Brit tech-death band, The Boy Will Drown, is currently on a headlining tour through Europe and has posted an update from the road.
"Level 1 complete! We've played some wicked shows up and down the UK from London to Edinburgh and met some awesome and memorable people. Grimsby in particular was perhaps one of the most surreal experiences when we met someone who had the TBWD 'Fetish' album artwork tattooed on his upper arm (viewable on our Tumblr page) which gave us very much a proud feeling.
"In addition, The Boy Will Drown are pleased to announce that Ryan Mason (www.ryanmasonimaging.com) will be joining the band on tour around Europe over the next ten days. Ryan, a freelance professional photographer based in Norwich, will be documenting the tour with video and photo footage, as well as being the band's bitch by providing the band with other 'services'! The 24-year old, who has recently worked with the likes of Paramore, Cancer Bats and photographed at both Download and Reading festivals, thought the next best step to further his career would clearly be to document The Boy Will Drown on tour!"
Catch THE BOY WILL DROWN live on tour at the following shows:
THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ FORGETTOFORGIVE
15 Oct 2010 Vienna, Austria - Escape Metalcorner
16 Oct 2010 Paderborn, Germany - Kulturwerkstatt
17 Oct 2010 Mechelen, Belgium - JC Metteko
THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ ERADICATION
20 Oct 2010 Stoke, UK - The Sugarmill
21 Oct 2010 Bridgend, UK - Hobos
22 Oct 2010 Northampton, UK - Roadmender
23 Oct 2010 High Wycombe, UK - The White Horse
24 Oct 2010 Leeds, UK - Cockpit
25 Oct 2010 Newcastle, UK - Trillians
26 Oct 2010 Leicester, UK - Sumo Bar
Finnish goth metallers Katra have posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "One Wish Away" which appears on the band's forthcoming album "Out Of The Ashes." "Out Of The Ashes" is set for release on October 26, 2010 through Napalm Records. You can view the video below: