Metal News for October 2, 2009
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30 news articles posted on this day.
Swiss post-metal band Kruger started the recordings for the follow up to their highly praised "Redemption through Looseness" in September.
The band comments that the album should contain shellacking mid-paced grooves with epic double-kick assaults while bourbon-soaked microphone screams reply to thick riffing wreckage. More info will be posted as they come available. The album should be out spring 2010 on Listenable records.
Job For a Cowboy has announced that they will be canceling several upcoming tour dates due to a family emergency. The canceled dates are as follows:
10/2-Jacksonville FL @ Plush
10/3-Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution
10/4-Ybor City@ Te Ritz Ybor
10/5-Orlando FL @ HOB
According to Allheadlinenews.com, former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr has been arrested earlier this week in Los Angeles. He is currently being held on a felony narcotics charge. His bail is set at $100,000 and will appear in court on October 14th. He was previously scheduled to appear on the third season of Celebrity Rehab, although no word has been given yet on if he will still be a part of the show.
Melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have posted a live video clip online of the song "Final Resistance," which is off their upcoming live CD/DVD set "Where Death Is Most Alive." The set will be released on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 11th, 2009 in the US. More...
Swedish metallers Iron Lamb have signed to Pulverized Records for the release of their debut full-length album. Pulverized Records issued the following statement about the record deal:
"One of Sweden’s newest, scruffiest and back-to-the-roots Punk rock band IRON LAMB, consisting of some of Extreme Metal’s most prominent figures in the scene, is now officially a part of the Pulverised Records family! Fronted by singer Grga Lindström (ex-Repugnant), this all-star line-up also consists of Johan Wallin of General Surgery on guitars, Thomas Daun of Dismember on drums and 'Swedish Death Metal Book' author Daniel Ekeroth, also of Tyrant and ex-Insision fame on bass. IRON LAMB is slated to record their debut untitled full-length and should see the light of day in the first quarter of 2010. IRON LAMB is probably one of the most unlikely kind of band to be on our roster, but their infectious brand of filthrock and the straight-up Motorhead-esque riffs is absolutely something that we missed and loved from the old days. So naturally, there was definitely no question about it when the band approached us to work with them on the debut full-length album!”
Iron Lamb guitarist Johan Wallin also issued the following statement: "Iron Lamb are stoked on doing our first full-length on Pulverised Records! We are currently working on the songs and preparing for the first shows, and will be ready to record during the first few months of 2010. Expect a whole lot of dubious preaching scumbag rock n roll!
Katatonia has been confirmed for the Rock Hard festival at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater in Germany on May 21st 2010 at 5.00pm to 5.45pm.
The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD
Killswitch Engage has issued the following announcement about postponing their South American tour dates:
"Killswitch Engage will unfortunately have to postpone their upcoming South America tour due to the illness of lead singer Howard Jones. Howard is currently bed-ridden with a gall stone issue and has been told by his doctor that he should not leave his bed until further notice. He is currently getting proper medical care and hopes to be on his feet and in less pain by the end of the week, at which time we will determine how soon we can reschedule these South America dates. Killswitch would like to apologize to their fans in South America for this set back and want to assure them that the band has every intention to make up these dates in the near future.
"Killswitch would also like to thank Marcos Suarez from Liberation Music Company as well as all the other South America promoters who helped to put this tour together: El Cambio Music / Volumen 4 (Argentina), BTS Producciones / The Knife (Chile), Alarma Producciones (Ecuador), Inmigrant Music (Colombia). We definitely appreciate all of your hard work and we will be sure to let Marcos know as soon as we have new dates to come to South America with his help. Thanks, KsE"
Alice In Chains has posted a "Making of" video talking about their first single and music video for "Check My Brain," off their just-released new album, "Black Gives Way To Blue." Go behind the scenes with Jerry Cantrell and co. as they try and visually recreate the "Seasick" feeling of the "Check My Brain" riff with director Alex Courtes (U2 and White Stripes).
As previously reported, Alice in Chains was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live and videos of their performances can be seen here.
Singapore based metallers Rudra have posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming music video "Hymns from the Blazing Chariot." The video clip can be viewed below. The music video for "Hymns from the Blazing Chariot" was directed by Jacen Tan and will be released later this year. More...
Shadows Fall has posted a "making of" clip for their recent music video "Still I Rise." The video clip can be viewed below. "Still I Rise" is off their most recent album "Retribution," which was released on September 15th. More...
Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson has announced two upcoming autograph signing sessions in Florida. The details are as follows:
Sam Ash Music
923 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
1801 Palm Beach Lake Blvd (#274A)
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Sybreed have announced a series of European tour dates in which they will be opening for In Flames. The currently confirmed dates with In Flames are as follows:
16.11.2009: Amsterdam (Netherlands) , Melkweg.
18.11.2009: Zurich (Switzerland), Volkshaus.
19.11.2009: Milan (Italy), Live Club.
20.11.2009: Strasbourg (France), La Laiterie.
22.11.2009: Lille (France), L’Aéronef.
23.11.2009: Luxembourg, Den Atelier.
24.11.2009: Paris (France), Bataclan.
Belphegor has posted a new music video online for the song "Der Geistertreiber," which can be viewed below.
Belphegor's Helmuth made this statement about the track: “The song is about the celebration on the 30th of April, better known as the Walpurgis Nacht, the occult celebrations on the mountain. It’s the first time that we hired a professional camera team for a BELPHEGOR video, so the result is beyond amazing. We rented a cottage three days high in the mountains in middle of nowhere in the woods. There was nothing around. Just a lot of excess, alcohol, substances etc. Was a great intense time!”
The song was taken from the band's upcoming album "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn," which is to be released via Nuclear Blast Records on October 9th (Europe) and 20th (North America).
Former Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach (also Seemless) has resurfaced in a new band called The Empire Shall Fall. The band's debut album, "Awaken," will be released on November 17, 2009. Until then, the band has posted a promotional video for the album, which you can watch below.
Los Angeles, California based heavy metal veterans Armored Saint has announced that they will shortly be entering Tranzformer Studios in Burbank, CA to begin recording their sixth studio album. Tranzformer Studios is owned by Dave Jerdan, who previously worked with the band on their 1991 effort, "Symbol Of Salvation." Some of the song titles set to appear on the next record include, "Blues," "Black Feet," "Left Hook From The Right Field," "La Raza," "Chilled," "Loose Cannon" and "Get Off The Fence."
Vocalist John Bush says about the record, "About a year and a half or so ago Joey asked me if I'd be interested in writing some songs. I was in the right mind finally, so I said send me something. To be quite honest, I wasn't thinking in terms of Armored Saint but more like just writing rock music. I felt pretty free with that mentality and the ideas felt very organic. With every passing song things improved and next thing we knew we had about eight songs demoed. Although the idea of sparking something completely new was appealing it became clear that if it was Joey and I the reality was, let's not kid ourselves; this is Armored Saint.
"So here it comes. Embracing my inner R&B singer and coupling that with our influence of the great seventy's hard rock band's we grew up on.?" More...
Given my obsession with Bret Michaels' Rock of Love television reality show, I was excited to hear VH1 had brought back their Behind the Music show and that Michaels would be one of the features. Would the show be more Poison or solo? After three seasons of the show, is there anything new to learn about Bret Michaels? Will Big John make an appearance? These are all questions I was hoping for answers to. As always, the Bret Michaels “AWESOME” shot rules are in play. Each time you hear the word, you take a shot. Tonight my drink is Patron tequila. Let the fiesta begin… More...
Multi-platinum U.S. rockers W.A.S.P are about to return with their latest album, "Babylon," due for release throughout Europe and the UK on October 12, 2009 via Global Music.
W.A.S.P. will be touring throughout Europe this Autumn/Winter in support of the "Babylon" release. Confirmed tour dates in the various countries are as follows: More...
Lamb of God has announced a signing on October 13th at 3pm at the Roseville, MN Best Buy (1647 County Road B2). While there, you’ll also be able enter to win a FREE Zoom Q3 video recorder.
In other Lamb of God news, the band has added a second Syndney date (December 13) to their Australian tour itinerary.
Skindred has revealed their first series of confirmed dates for their U.S. headline tour. The initial list of dates can be found below.
In other news, Skindred's new record "Shark Bites and Dog Fights" recently hit music retailers and quickly found itself on the UK album charts.
And finally, Skindred's new video for "Stand For Something" has been added to FUSE's OnDemand line up. Head to your Cable OnDemand set up to check it out.
Here are the latest Skindred U.S. tour dates: More...
Death metal act Shrouded has issued the following announcement about releasing two demos together on CD:
"Instead of a vinyl release, we are going to do both SHROUDED demos on CD. The disc will be called 'Repulsive Undead Horrors' and will contain both the 'Altar of the Decomposed' demo and the 'Agonizing Torture' demo! The tracks were never mastered, so we sent them to Patrick Bruss of CRYPTICUS for a full mastering job to make them sound better than ever before!!!
"We are going to be doing a limited run of 100 copies or possibly 150 copies if we get enough pre-orders for it. Poveglia Records will be releasing this as planned, but since they don't have a PayPal address set up yet, we will be taking all the orders and then sending the money to Poveglia for the pressing. More...
California's Prymary have announced that they will be releasing their new album "The Enemy Inside" on November 17th, 2009 through ProgRock Records. The cover artwork for "The Enemy Inside" can be found at this location.
Ireland's Gama Bomb has issued the following recording update:
"We're two weeks into our four week recording session for Tales from the Grave in Space in rural Suffolk, a place which is comparable to the surface of Mars in terms of things to do and see, and all is going well. Drums for the album are now complete and sound wicked, and our barn house is ringing day and night with the sound of Domo's solos and my attempts at vocal exercises. Scott Atkins is working his butt off at the mixing desk and we've been drinking Mojitos.
"One night we walked to a pub in the middle of nowhere and walked back down the country road in the dark, and nearly got killed by a few cars on the way. Imagine how famous we'd have been then. Damn."
Last Ninjas Unite
New Eliminators of Atlantis B.C
Escape From Scarecrow Mountain
Return To Blood Castle
We Respect You
"We have been drinking: Mojitos, Sports Bastard (Amaretto, fake Malibu and Ginger Beer), Boheme beer, Carlsberg, Red Wine, Bacardi, J&B Whiskey. Drinking doesn't make you cool, but it doesn't hurt your coolness, either.
"We have been listening to: Manilla Road, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Al Green, Jackie Wilson, Metal Church, Louis Jordan, loads of Jethro Tull."
Dutch female fronted band Delain have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:
10/2 La Ramier Toulouse
10/3 Ritmo y Compas Madrid
10/4 Salamandra 1 Barcelona
10/5 Poste a Galene Marseille
10/6 Ninkasi Kao Lyon
10/7 La Laiterie Main Hall Strasbourg
10/8 Elysee Montmartre Paris
10/11 Arena - Tatto The Mind Festival Metz
10/17 Metal Female Voices Fest Wieze
10/31 Broerekerk Zwolle
11/8 The Kings Hall Kent
11/12 Club Roxy Prague
11/13 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin
11/14 Cassosport Hall Kosice
11/15 SKC Belgrad
11/17 Petöfi Csamok Budapest
11/18 Boogaloo Zagreb
11/19 Szene Vienna
11/20 Backstage München
11/22 Z7 Pratteln
11/23 Longhorn Stuttgart
11/24 Löwensaal Nürnberg
11/25 Alcatraz Milan
11/29 Theatre Barbey Bordeaux
12/2 FZW Dortmund
12/3 Carling Academy Islington London
12/4 Hard Rock Hell Fest Prestatyn
12/5 JB’s Dudly
12/6 Hof Ter Lo Antwerp
12/8 Capitol Hannover
12/9 013 Tilburg
12/10 Paradiso Amsterdam
12/12 Folken Stavanger
12/13 Sentrum Scene Oslo
12/14 Trädgårn Gothenburg
12/15 Klubben Stockholm
Polish metallers Crionics has issued the following statement about finishing the recording of their new EP:
"Crionics has just completed works on the production of its new EP entitled 'N.O.I.R'. The recording session took place at Cracow's 'Shindler Factory Studio' and the material was then mixed and mastered by Wieslawscy Bros. at 'Hertz Studio' in Bialystok. Considering many changes within the band over the last year - both in the line-up and the music itself - with 'N.O.I.R' Crionics begins a new chapter in its history...
"After the departure of War-A.N. and Darkside their vacancies were filled by Quazarre (guitar/vocals) known from DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS and ASGAARD while the drums were taken over by Paul of VADER and SOUL SNATCHER. The new bass player for Crionics is Brovar, who had recently worked with BLINDEAD.
"As far as the music itself is concerned - the band didn't change much its direction but decided to take advantage on Quazarre's impressive vocal skills to expand Crionics' creation with clean vocal parts. There are also special guest appearances on the album by Vogg of DECAPITATED and Peter of VADER. Both took part in the recording of RAMMSTEIN's 'Moskau' cover. Vogg recorded parts of accordion while Peter did the German vocal parts of the song. Second cover song is 'Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark)' by IMMORTAL where Vogg laid down tracks of acoustic guitar."
The track listing for "N.O.I.R." is as follows:
2. Scapegoat (Welcome to Necropolis)
4. Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark) [Immortal Cover]
5. Moskau [Rammstein Cover]
Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following statement about their bassist Daniël Huijben missing the Progpower Europe show:
"We have to inform you, that due to private circumstances our bassplayer Daniël Huijben will not be able to perform with Cirrha Niva at Progpower Europe next friday October 2nd. A good solution has been found to fill up this bass-space so the concert can continue. Daniël regrets he can not be at Progpower, but he will be there at our other gigs."
Drummer Patrick Grün of German metallers Caliban have issued the following tour diary:
"Hey you, out there!
"After one week 'Night of the living shred' US Tour I just wanted to say hello. As usual when touring, you first have to acclimate to the circumstances and all the technical stuff.
"We left to LA from Frankfurt on September, 2nd, and we had a nice offday in the hotel over there. We tried to get used to the local climate by hanging out at the hotel pool. Later Ray, our A&R from Century Media, arrived to bring us to a restaurant. We had a nice dinner in that restaurant, even if it happened to be vegetarian food ;-). Afterwards Ray announced that they got us tickets for the Dodger’s baseball game that evening! How awesome is that?!!!!
"This way we went to the game with a couple of people, which was totally cool. We have never been to a stadium in America to watch a game! A wicked experience! And if that hasn’t been enough, the Dodger’s, that are also leading the League, won the game. GO DODGER’S GO!!!! More...
Slovenia based metallers Bleeding Fist have issued the following recording update:
"Bleeding Fist are in progress of recording the new MiniCD in Studio Panorama entitled Macabrum Bestia Ex Abyssus which will be released in 2010 on Moribund Records. Macabrum Bestia Ex Abyssus will contain 4 completely new songs and a cover of the mighty HELLHAMMER - MESSIAH.
"The artwork will be again spawned by Imperial Sickness which has also drawn the artwork for Bestial Kruzifix666ion which has been released this days through Moribund Records. Don't forge to pick a copy! ARGHHH!!! More information will follow so keep on checking BLEEDING FIST'S official site, MORIBUND RECORDS, and this profile..."
The tentative track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Invokation in Devil's Flesh
2. Defender of Satan's Honor
3. Leading Hell (Into Circle of Blood)
4. And I Devour it, The Light
5. Messiah (Hellhammer tribute)
Atmospheric black metal band Panopticon has issued the following update about upcoming releases:
"Today in Louisville, its a cloudy fall day, and to welcome the season, I'd like to make some announcements: 2009 will see the release of 'collapse' on double lp out on Flensor records, with a bonus track track, an Amebix cover song, 'the beginning of the end' featuring guest vocals by Rob 'the baron' Miller from Amebix. The lp will come with a revamped lay out and color vinyl gatefold packaging and will be a limited release. 2010 will see the release of the When bitter spring sleeps/panopticon split on pagan flames, as well as a jewel case edition re-issue of the out of print self titled panopticon full length with revamped artwork and lay out,as well as new liner notes (on pagan flames).
"The 3 way split with Throndt and Skagos is still in the works, some of my contribution to the throndt material has to be re recorded,so it may take a minute. The artwork is being done by the talented Sarah Frary, so that will be a sight to behold.
"Also, I will be performing as a session musician on drums for the new falls of rauros album,and i must say, their new material is brilliant. It is an honor to me to work with such talented individuals.
"Thats all for now! Dont let the fire burn out!"
Explicitlyintense.com has posted a new video interview online with vocalist David Fremberg of Swedish metallers Andromeda. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
AC/DC has announced that they will be canceling the next six shows of their Black Ice world tour. Vocalist Brian Johnson issued the following statement about the cancellations:
"It’s an inside job that forced me to reschedule those upcoming 6 shows! Inside being the operative word here. My insides were giving me lots of trouble, ulcers and such. They were really uncomfortable and painful, which required me to seek immediate medical attention. The doctor's looked me over, pocked, scanned and prodded all possible areas. In the end they gave me a clean bill of health, but insisted that I take a bit of time to recuperate and rest up. We've been touring non stop since this time last year and have a lot more touring to do. Thanks for all of the get well wishes and i hope to see you all again very soon."