Metal News for October 19, 2009
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31 news articles posted on this day.
The latest of Slayer's "World Painted Blood" song explaination video is now featured on Revolver Mag's home page. The third song and video clip is for "Snuff." The second clip, for "Unit 731," was posted on Blabbermouth, but the site has been down for several days now.
"World Painted Blood" will be released Tuesday, November 3rd in North American and Monday, November 2 to the rest of the world. Here's the "World Painted Blood" track listing:
1. World Painted Blood
2. Unit 731
4. Beauty Through Order
5. Hate Worldwide
6. Public Display Of Dismemberment
7. Human Strain
9. Psychopathy Red
10. Playing With Dolls
11. Not Of This God
Expect more song explanation videos in the coming days.
A new Living Sacrifice song entitled "Rules Of Engagement" is included in the new Solid State Podcast this week. You can download the podcast from iTunes for free by subscribing to the Solid State podcast on iTunes here. The band recently filmed a music video for the song as well.
As previously reported, Living Sacrifice's forthcoming new studio album, "The Infinite Order" has been pushed back until January 26th of next year.
Melancholy, the symphonic black metallers from Lebanon, have posted new samples from their upcoming album, "The Gospel," on thier Facebook page. The album was recorded at Vulture Sound Production Studios and it will be released soon.
Australia’s Double Dragon have recently completed their supporting tour with Slayer and Megadeth. The band supported the metal titans in all states of Australia.
Vocalist Lee Gardiner comments: “Wow, what a crazy week, supporting 50% of the big four of Thrash metal was a dream come true to say the least. From the first show in Brisbane, to the final show in Perth on Tuesday, we had a glimpse of the machines that are Megadeth and Slayer, and what machines they are! Playing before Megadeth and Slayer was a task in its self, I know myself that if I had bought tickets I would be excited enough to unleash hell on the unsuspecting support bands, but we had fantastic reactions and support from the crowds in every city, and I would really like to thank the Australian metal public for showing their respects and heading down to the fence to bang out for us.
“The whole tour was filled with so any life long memories, watching Slayer thrash out new tracks on sound checks, Megadeth’s complete and utter professionalism and flawless performances, singing 'Hate World Wide' with Slayer in Melbourne when Tom’s voice went, watching my friend Paul Haug (Contrive) sing Dead Skin Mask perfectly in Melbourne – even throwing in the ..'the next song is about a man called Ed…' too the crowds adoration, to meeting Dave Mustaine and seeing how he goes out of his way for his fans in every city with their meet and greets etc, the whole thing personally was a celebration of metal and its supporters, and on behalf of Double Dragon we cant thank Megadeth, Slayer and the promoters enough for the experience of a lifetime.”
Following the release of their debut album, "Devastator," in Australia, the band is now hard at work recording their second album before they had out on the road again with Chimaira in 2010 for an Australian tour.
On the new material Lee states “We have definitely changed alot in our five years, even since our release of our debut album , and this time around we are really just wanting to write the best metal we can – we are not going to say its heavier than DEVASTATOR and all the usual pre-album cliché’s, but it will be more mature and more musical, obviously because we all get better at our instruments the longer we play! We also are seeking a home for our material outside of Australia, as we are now yearning to play some shows in Europe, USA and Japan, so if your that guy/girl lets talk, we are ready and waiting”
With the band currently unsigned, Double Dragon will be spending the next 6 months recording and seeking a suitable home for their new album, which promises to be “More metal than a robot’s cock, Aussie style!”
Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon has issued the following statement about writing new material for a solo album:
"Good evening dear ones
"I am at my hotel room in Stockholm after a day full of creating songs in the studio together with Stefan and Johan. Its been really nice and also fun to sit down and making songs together. We have one song that is ready to record some vocals on tomorrow and then 2 more ideas that we will work more with. Now I just need to write some more lyrics to them, in my own private space.
"This will be so great and its so nice to have such great songwriters and musicians to help me with the songs. We work that way that we sit down by the piano and the guitar and just try melodies etc and then I write down lyrics and we try and test the structure of the song. Then Johan goes and puts drums, bass etc in the computer to get the music recorded for me to test-sing it. Then we work from there. It's so nice to create songs like this, I haven't done that since we started Alyson Avenue, so its been a while but I´ll soon get a hang of it again;=) And I really like the sound of it already!"
Canadian thrashers Sacrifice have announced Propagandhi as the co-headliners at their Winnipeg show on November 7th at the Garrick Centre. Support will come from Evil Survives and Striker.
“It has been well documented that our music has been inspiring to Propagandhi," explains Sacrifice front man Rob Urbinati. “We didn’t think this would ever be possible, but we will be finally sharing the stage in Winnipeg. I urge every Sacrifice fan to check out their album 'Supporting Caste,' and especially the song 'A Banger’s Embrace,' detailing the experience of our reunion show in 2006.”
Sacrifice will also be performing at the Opera House in Toronto on November 21st. Both shows coincide with the Canadian release of “The Ones I Condemn," which is in stores early November on Sonic Unyon.
Finnish metallers Vacant Coffin are currently streaming the song "Dawn of the Schizo" online at their MySpace page. The track is from the band's debut album "Sewer Skullpture."
A Storm of Light has issued the following announcement about guest musicians appearing on their upcoming tour:
"We are pleased to have a couple of guests with us on the upcoming tour. Will Lindsay from Wolves in the Throneroom will be joining us on second guitar, and Geoff Summers of Batillus will be playing live drums. We are really looking forward to this one. Nerissa Campbell will be performing with us at our NYC record release show November 18 at Ace of Clubs."
A Storm of Light's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/24 Damnation Festival at Leeds University Leeds
10/25 Fighting Cocks with Minsk Kingston
10/26 Trillians with Minsk - FREE SHOW New Castle
10/27 Corporation with Minsk Sheffield
10/28 Bar Academy with Minsk London
10/29 Engine Room with Minsk Brighton
10/30 Simplon with Minsk Groningen
10/31 Cafe Nova with Minsk Essen
11/1 Baroeg with Minsk Rotterdam
11/2 Conne Island Leipzig
11/3 Ikra Club with Minsk Moscow
11/4 Cassiopeia with Minsk Berlin
11/5 Usine with Minsk Geneva
11/6 Ebullition with Minsk Bulle
11/7 W2 with Minsk Den Bosch
11/8 Schlachthof with Minsk WIESBADEN
11/9 Hafenklang with Minsk Hamburg
11/11 Init Club with Minsk Rome
11/13 Ritmo Y Compas with Minsk Madrid
11/14 TBA with Minsk Braga
11/15 Revolver Bar with Minsk and Black Sun Lisbon
11/18 Ace of Clubs BELATED RECORD RELEASE SHOW New York City, New York
Fuck The Facts has issued the following update about booking a European tour in 2010:
"We’re in the midst of booking a European tour which will begin at the end of February 2010 and take us all the way into early April. Although many of these dates are already coming together, we’re still looking to confirm some.
"We’re looking to hit many new places that we haven’t been to before (UK, Scandinavia, etc...). So we look forward to seeing many of you for the first time. Check out our tentative routing below and if you’re interested in booking, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org"
The complete list of confirmed and projected Fuck The Facts tour dates is as follows: More...
Ohio metallers Karen Page have announced that they are seeking fans to appear in their upcoming music video for the song "Out of the Woodwork." Fans who are interested can message the band at their MySpace page. Karen Page also has the following upcoming tour dates:
10/24 Musica w/ Ichabod Crane and more TBA Akron, Ohio
10/30 Peabodys w/ Powerman 5000 and Polkadot Cadaver Cleveland, Ohio
10/31 Halloween Show @ Ottobar with Polkadot Cadaver Baltimore, Maryland
11/7 Out Of The Woodwork Video Shoot Toronto, Ohio
11/13 KP Presents, FRIDAY THE 13TH PARTY AT YESTERDAYS! Wheeling, West Virginia
11/21 Sacred Sound Studio, Full Length Start Date Martins Ferry, Ohio
12/6 Peabodys w/ NORMA JEAN, THE CHARIOT AND HORSE THE BAND Cleveland, Ohio
2/12 2010 CD RELEASE PARTY AT YESTERDAYS! Wheeling, West Virginia
German metallers Mob Rules have posted a music video online for the song "Astral Hand." The video clip can be viewed below. "Astral Hand" is taken from the new album "Radical Peace," which will be released on November 13th. More...
The 11th hour is currently streaming the full version of the song "Atonement," which is off their new album "Burden of Grief." The track can be heard at the band's MySpace Page. The 11th Hour had previously streamed a 2 minute teaser of the track. "Burden Of Grief" is set to be released by Napalm Records on the following dates:
Oct. 28 – Finland, Spain
Oct. 30 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Benelux, France, Italy
Nov. 02 – Rest of Europe
Nov. 03 – USA, Canada
Polish thrashers Horrorscope have announced that they have recruited Lukas Gac as their new guitarist. Samples of Horrorscope's music can be found at their MySpace page. You can also catch Horrorscope live on the following dates:
10/24 Kino - Rock Laczy Festiwal Zory
11/14 Kompresor Klub Katowice Piotrowice
11/27 Kino Knurów
11/29 "Jowisz Club" Ruda Slaska Godula
12/12 Progresja Klub Warszawa
Swedish metallers Machinery have issued the following update about parting ways with their drummer and guitarist:
"I'd like to announce that drummer Johan Westman and guitarist Mano lewys is no longer a part of the band. As in all bands relations are a bit tricky and I'm sad to say that we have come to the conclusion that we no longer fit together. We are still great friends but we simply grew apart from each other and i wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
"For time being I will myself pickup the guitar but we have no current replacement for the vacant drum spot. Thats it for now boys and gals."
German metallers Sacred Steel will be having an album release party alongside Watch Me Bleed on October 22nd at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg. A studio report of the recording of the new album "Carnage Victory" can also be viewed below. Sacred Steel issued the following announcement about the different versions of the album that will be available:
"In a few days you..ll be able to find ALL versions of the new album for pre-order at our online-shop. There will be:
- CD + DVD (live QOM 09, Making of + liveclip Summerbreeze 09)
- LP (black vinyl, fold out Cover, ltd. 300)
- LP (clear vinyl + patch, fold out Cover, ltd. 100)
- LP (green vinyl + patch, fold out Cover, ltd. 100)
- Boxset (CD+DVD, T-Shirt, 7"-Single, Dogtag, signed Photocard)
"The ltd. green and clear vinyl LPs are only available at MDD, Nuclear Blast or directly from us! The regular Boxset contains a T-Shirt size XL. But, as we know that many of you prefer T-Shirts size L, we have managed to get a limited number (100) Boxsets with T-Shirts size L. The Boxsets with T-Shirts size L are ONLY available from us!" More...
Throne of Malediction has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album next year and providing a song for an "anti-Christmas" album:
"An internet release of some nice anti-Christmas music for dark minded people from Misantrof AntiRecords will be released later this year...And of course, we were asked to add a song:) Seems they like our Thronestyle:) It is an extra honor, as Misantrof is affiliated with Carpathian Forest and the Noweigian/European scene... Seems we may continue to work with them too. As we like their ideas and approach to how they do business. So we may have some help with our upcoming release (due out by March 2010) It is an extra honor for us, as they usually deal with Euro bands, but seem to like us and our style. Maybe our Carpathian Forest cover helped?... Anyways, stay tuned for more good news :) Go to this link to check out last years project and Misantrof..."
Canada's Will of the Ancients has issued the following recording update:
"Hello boils and ghouls!
"Halloween is around the corner, and the WotA camp is getting all excited! We're not sure why, because we're not really doing anything. BUT, recording is coming along really well, we have almost half the rhythm guitars tracked so far. We've also worked on some ideas for keyboards and things too. It's all sounding really good so far!! Thunderous, crushing epicness!
"So that's going well. We're aiming to have at least the rhythm guitars complete by the end of November and then we can begin tracking the drums, bass, vocals, and leads. We're doing it slightly different than is the convention but that's ok, it seems to be working for us, and we're quite happy with the results so far. I know I said I'd post studio footage, but unfortunately, my digital camera decided to not work at all, so I couldn't go that route. I'll work on that though, and hopefully get some footage up soon. Apologies to those who desperately wanted to see us being jackasses!
"In other news, there is a chance we might be coming out of our caves for a couple of shows around late November/early December around the GTA. More news on that as it becomes available. Aside from that, we don't have any live shows planned, because we want to focus on the recording and make it the best that it can be. We'll be back on the stage when the album's done, and yes, we may even play 'Bard's Tale'!
"Also, today (Sunday 18th Oct) is our drummer Dave's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!!! Alright, that's all for now. Until next time!"
Former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley will be hitting the road again next year for a world tour with shows all across Europe and South America included. The only dates he has confirmed so far will kick off in February in the United Kingdom and the Republic Of Ireland.
The confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Borknagar’s upcoming album, "Universal," will be lauched for a worldwide release on February 22nd, 2010 through Indie Recordings.
The album will be released in four different formats: regular jewlcase CD, limited digipack including bonus disc, CD box with extras and gatefold LP with double vinyl.
Cover art and more information will be revealed shortly.
New Mexico metallers Kryoburn, who had previously posted a blog stating that they might be breaking up due to losing several members, have now issued the following statement about recruiting a new guitar player:
"Still killing it! This new lineup is not going to disappoint! Les Huber has moved to bass guitar and we welcome Allen to the band! Allen is playing guitar and will be singing as well! More on Allen and the new lineup soon! Talks with labels (some biggies) are still going and everything is still in the works for the release of three years eclipsed. EP is near completion and will be up soon! We are still seeking a keyboard player, if anyone is interested please email Todd at email@example.com."
Dark Funeral has revealed the album cover of their upcoming "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus," which will hit stores November 18th via Regain Records.
The album will be released in a couple of different formats. The first edition will be a two-disc limited edition containing 1 CD and 1 live DVD. The bonus live DVD offers approximately 55 minutes of all previously-unreleased material. It features the band’s 15th anniversary special show, which was professionally filmed with six cameras. The album will also include the brand new video for "My Funeral," which is also available on YouTube.
"Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus" was recorded and Mixed at Abyss Studio in Sweden during July-Aug 2009. It was produced, mixed and engineered by Peter Tägtgren and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lodge Studios. Artwork and graphics were done by Morbid (Daniel Valeriani).
In a new video posted at GameTrailers.com, Motorhead frontman Lemmy, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford and heavy metal mainstay Ozzy Osbourne discuss the forthcoming new video game, "Brutal Legend" which all three have lent their voices to. You can check out the video below. The game is in stores now and also features the voice acting talents of Jack Black, Tim Curry and Lita Ford. More...
In a recent message to the fans, Metallica has revealed that the title of their forthcoming new live DVD will be "Francais Pour Une Nuit." The full message from the band reads as follows:
"On July 7th of this year we were honored to perform at Arenes de Nimes, the historic Roman amphitheatre in Nimes, France, easily one of the most spectacular venues in the world. We thought it would be a memorable night, so we asked our friends in France to bring along a film crew to document the festivities. The result is Francais Pour Une Nuit (translation: French For One Night), the DVD of the evening including the full show, interviews with us, and five videos shot by YOU, our buddies in the audience. All this and more will be available starting November 23rd, 2009!
"Francais Pour Une Nuit was extra special for us because not only was it filmed in France, but ALL aspects of the project are French as the show was filmed, recorded, and edited with French camera and recording crews, the artwork on the package and special box set (more on that in a minute!) were created by a French design team; even the credits are in French. The only non-French parts: the three Americans and one Dane on stage and the photos shot by Englishman Ross Halfin.
"The DVD will be available in retail stores in France only, at metallica.com, or you may order online through the record company at metallicanimes.com. There will be three formats available: Standard DVD in a digipack including a 16 page booklet, Blu-Ray DVD, also in a digipack with the booklet, and the deluxe limited edition box set (it's actually a tin) that includes the DVD, a copy of Death Magnetic on CD, a T-shirt, laminated pass, and five exclusive photos.
"And just in case you couldn't join us that night, here is the set list." More...
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week, I am exploring the death metal scene in Calgary, Alta. Canada. More...
In a recent interview with Mexico's Search And Destory, Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell revealed that the bands forthcoming new studio album will be entitled, "Mechanized" and that it is scheduled to be released in February next year. The band currently consists of vocalist Burton C. Bell, guitarist Dino Cazares, bass player Byron Stroud and drummer Gene Hoglan.
Fozzy, the heavy metal outfit fronted by professional wrestling legend Chris Jericho and featuring members of rap metal veterans Stuck Mojo, has posted another new song online from their forthcoming new studio album, "Chasing The Grail." You can check out the song, "Let The Madness Begin" below. "Chasing The Grail" will be the bands fourth album and is scheduled to hit the shelves on January 19th. More...
Although no official reason has been given so far, Rob Zombie has announced that his forthcoming new studio album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" has been delayed until some time next year. He is also expected to make a "huge announcement" sometime soon. Stay tuned for more information as soon as it becomes available.
Guns N Roses has announced their first tour dates since releasing their highly anticipated studio album, "Chinese Democracy" in November of last year. The band will be performing a series of shows in Canada which will begin in January. The band are scheduled to begin rehearsing in Los Angeles shortly.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Jordanian metal band BILOCATE has announced that both of their releases, "Sudden Death Syndrome" (2008) and "Dysphoria" (2005), are now available in digital version on the iTunes music store and Amazon mp3 store for purchase, all the tracks can be streamed online as well.
Another new update published recently from one of the friends, a live video of the track "The Tragedy Within - Live in Lithuania 2009" is now available on Youtube, and embedded below.
Here are some more live Bilocate videos published recently: More...
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal group Marseille has announced that they are currently working on a brand new album entitled, "Unfinished Business" which is scheduled for release in the first quarter of next year. This will be the bands first album since 1984's, "Touch The Night." Marseille was formed in 1976 and supported such big name bands as Judas Priest, UFO and Nazareth. The bands guitarist, Neil Buchanan, is well known in the United Kingdom as the presenter of such popular children's shows as Art Attack and Finders Keepers amongst other kids shows.
American thrash metal outfit Hatchet has announced that they have parted ways with their vocalist, who is known only as Eric, after only a few months with the band. A message from Hatchet reads as follows:
"We are safe and sound now back home in the San Francisco Bay area. After a six week full US tour that spanned the entire country, we returned home to an eager, vigourous crowd on October 16th at 924 Gilman with tour mates Havok, as well as Witchaven and Warbringer. Definitely one of the most energetic shows of the tour and in the bay that we have played, and it was a nice welcome home. We met a lot of cool and interesting people along the way as well as fans that have been waiting patiently to see us in parts of the country we had not been to. We want to extend a big thank you to all who came to see us, bought merch, or take us in for the night and gave us a place to party and sleep. You all know who you are!!
"As most have noticed by now Hatchet returned to the Bay Area a four-piece. The exact details of the events leading to this will remain brief, as we do not believe in airing dirty laundry on a public board. Basically, we had vast musical and personal differences with our new vocalist from the start, and from the first show we played, it just did not click right. These problems only escalated throughout the tour until one night in Buffalo NY, where he decided to hit the stage beyond reasonably drunk, and embarrassed us beyond belief to a packed house, leaving five people in the club to watch Havok after our set. Afterwards he quit and flew home that same night, leaving us across the country without a vocalist. More...