Metal News for October 21, 2009
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Orlando metal band 5 Billion Dead has posted a new demo song, "Can't Save Me," on their MySpace page. The song marks the debut of the band's new vocalist, Chuck Boyer.
New York progressive metal band 3 has released the first song from the album, entitled "Halloween," on their label's MySpace page. "Revisions" will be released on October 27th.
Roy Kristensen of Imhotep recently conducted a video interview in Oslo with Abbath and Demonaz of black metal band Immortal. The interview covers several issues, including the band's latest album "All Shall Fall." The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Sabaton has issued the following statement about seeking fan input on their new album:
"Finally the time has come to make another album. Many people have asked us if it will be another album with war themes, and of course it will. The lyrics based on historical battles has become the mark of Sabaton and we plan not to leave that, at least for now. And like on the last album we will now ask all of you fans out there if you have any ideas to help us write the album.
"So, any ideas for songs about battles can be sent to email@example.com, please include links to information and facts also. Every idea will be read and considered but please remember that Sabaton is mainly focused on more recent events so please do not ask us to write songs about vikings, knights... Other bands do that better than us.
"Please come with ideas that is more unknown, the perfect concept for a song were the story of the 720 Polish soldiers who inspired us to write the song 40:1. We await your ideas."
Brazilian extreme metal band EMINENCE has posted a new version of the song "The God Of All Mistakes," featuring the band's new vocalist, Bruno Paraguay (DILÚVIO), this location.
Bruno Paraguay joined EMINENCE in January 2009 as the replacement for Wallace Parreiras, who was in the group for five years.
EMINENCE's latest album, "The God of all Mistakes", was released in March 2008 via Locomotive Records. The CD was recorded at Maquina Studios with producer by Tue Madsen (ROB HALFORD, MNEMIC, THE HAUNTED). The mixing sessions took place at the Antfarm studio in Århus, Denmark.
Japanese hardcore/metal band Edge Of Spirit have had a teaser for their upcoming video for the song "Destroy" on YouTube. The video will be featured in their upcoming 4th album, "Edge Of Spirit," which will be released on November 11st. The album was mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Dillinger Escape Plan) at West West Side Music. More...
Hate Ammo has issued the following update about parting ways with their bassist:
"Olov Norberg has decided to leave Hate Ammo due to personal issues. We hope only the best for Olov in all his future endevours. We are of course sad to see him go, but we cant do anything else than to agree with his decision as there are things in life that cannot be ignored. Again, all the best to you Olov.
"Olov Norberg will probably stay on for Skellefteå 24th of october and Bandit Unsigned 5th of December. We have tried out and accepted Olov Jansén into the band. A guy here from our hometown, his roots firmly planted in thrash metal. More info to come. Olov Jansén will be on stage with Hate Ammo for the first time the 14th of November at Scharinska in Umeå/Sweden."
Death metal act Tombstones have issued the following statement about their upcoming album "Not For The Squeamish:"
"UPDATE! Here's a quick update about TOMBSTONES! Stevo is still working on the vocals for the album! It's gonna be worth the wait...we promise! Here's the final cover artwork for the debut CD! We're just waiting for Eric 'Rot' Engelman to send us the master files for the art and then the layout can start being worked on! Hope everybody likes it!"
The Accused has issued the following tour recap and announcement about dropping off the upcoming Municipal Waste tour:
"The members and crew of The Accused wish to say, 'Thanks!' to all the loyal, die-hard Splatter Heads we got to play for and hang-out with during our recent western United States tour which began late September and wrapped up October 18, 2009 in Santa Cruz, CA The Accused would also like to give a special toast to all the new Splatter Heads just joining us! Welcome Aboard, Folks! You now have Martha Splatterhead on your side, and that's MUCH better than having her as an enemy--believe us!
"ALSO: A VERY important update regarding Municipal Waste 2009 tour; Due to scheduling conflicts The Accused were forced to drop-off as support act during one leg of the Municipal Waste U.S. / Canada tour November 2009. Other regions with other support acts on the Municipal Waste headlining tour are unaffected as far as we know. A replacement act to fill the void left by The Accused is pending.
"LOTS of projects under way at Splatter Headquarters in Seattle! Now is a pretty damned good time to be a Splatter Head, let's just put it THAT way! Until we meet again, you crazy fuckers--CHEERS!"
Norwegian progressive metal band Mantric, the band that formed from members of Extol, has signed to Prosthetic Records, and have now posted a song, entitled "Spear of Heaven," from their debut-album (released in feb 2010) on their MySpace page. The mix is being done by Tue Madsen in Antfarm Studios in Denmark. The artwork for the album was created by Jesse Zuretti, guitarist of New Jersey's The Binary Code. More...
Finnish metallers Azaghal have announced they will be headlining the Black Winter Festival on December 12th in Milan. Azaghal's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Nov 28 Dock Club 412 Marange-Silvange
Nov 29 De Rots Antwerp
Dec 12 Black Winter Festival Milan
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb are preparing to release their new album "Tales From The Grave In Space" on November 5th as a free download before starting a European headlining tour. "Tales From The Grave In Space" will be available to download in its entirety at this locaiton. Gama Bomb will be celebrating the release by kicking off their European headlining tour on the same day. The official tour flyer can be found here.
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
05.11.09 Huddersfield, UK - Parish
06.11.09 Birmingham, UK - Hellfire Festival, NEC Arena
07.11.09 Peterborough, UK - Club Revolution
08.11.09 London, UK - The Underworld
09.11.09 Bristol, UK - Bier Keller
10.11.09 Brighton, UK - Engine Rooms
11.11.09 Nottingham, UK - Seven
12.11.09 Colchester, UK - The Twist
17.11.09 Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
18.11.09 Madrid, Spain - Ritmo y Compás
19.11.09 Taragona, Spain - Sala Zero
20.11.09 Bordeaux, France - Heretic Club
21.11.09 Hamme, Belgium - Hamme(r)fest
22.11.09 Strasbourg, France - Molodoi
24.11.09 Rostock, Germany - Alte Zuckerfabrik
27.11.09 Chemnitz, Germany - Bunker
28.11.09 Giessen, Germany - Thrash Inferno Festival, Hessenhalle
29.11.09 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Klokgebouw
30.11.09 Schwalmstadt, Germany - Bunker
01.12.09 Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
02.12.09 Vienna, Austria - Escape Metal Corner
03.12.09 Budapest, Hungary - Pogo Loco
04.12.09 Gorriza, Italy - Pieffe Factory
18.12.09 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
19.12.09 Geldersch, Netherlands - Metal Treffen
German metallers Into Darkness have issued the following announcement about canceling their upcoming tour dates:
"Just in case the News shouldn't have made it to you.
"We herewith repeat: All Into Darkness dates with Malevolent Creation, Vital Rmeains, and Wykked Witch (5th November Darmstadt, 6th November Crailsheim) were canceled as the tour did not take place at all! Rumors about us still playing the shows are simply fantasy! We deleted the dates here on our Website 3 Weeks ago and are sorry to admit that we had to cancel too, as the Clubs were forced to do the same.
"We might be on the Tour again next year in March, if we get a second chance."
Amon Amarth has issued the following statement about their upcoming Australian tour dates:
"A lot of people have asked us why our shows scheduled in Australia are all 18+. Unfortunately this is beyond our control and we too are just as disappointed by it. The reason behind it has to do with Australia's strict alcohol bylaws. We'd love to be able to include an all ages show but the tight schedule and long travels just make that impossible.
"There's also been questions why we not include more cities. We'd perform in every city in Australia, in every country for that matter, but please bear in mind that our shows are arranged through a booking agency. These are the shows the promoter has set up for us for this time in Australia. Hopefully we'll be able to perform in more cities next time."
Amon Amarth's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Behemoth have just ended their Polish tour promoting their newest album "Evangelion." Front man Nergal comments: “We came back home several days ago and I still can’t get over after those 11 gigs… That tour had the biggest production and what is more important, the attendance was outstanding! Nobody expected that the clubs in such cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Lublin, Katowice or Gdansk will run out of the tickets. We hired the best venues in this country, but it seems that we will look for even bigger ones in the future. There is also another alternative – playing more than one gig in one city. We consider the 'New Evangelion Tour' as one of the biggest and brightest concert events in the whole band history.
"We got such an amazing, fanatic feedback from the polish audience – like never before. As you could see, we prepared something special for you – some new songs, some older stuff, some songs that we’ve never played before, pyros and new stage design. You appreciated our efforts and we thank you for that. Also, on behalf of the whole band I would like to thank everyone who worked for us during this tour: drivers, sound engineers, pyros crew, tech crew, and the tour co-organizers, Mystic Productions. We have never worked together on such a successful event earlier. No mistakes were made and all was on the schedule. We also owe the outstanding atmosphere to the three great bands: Black River, Azarath and Hermh. It’s good to share the stage not only with the excellent musicians, but also with good friends. Thank you! At this moment, we are resting before the next tour – European tour this time. Tired but happy as hell! And pleased. Thank you to EVERY fan who came to the gigs and shared the energy with us. We would like to announce that the next polish tour is being planned to launch in fall, 2010! We are eager for the repeat! Stay who you are and see you all soon!”
New York metallers Crucifist have announced they will be playing a show with black metal act Chthonic at the Penny Arcade in Rochester. Crucifist's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Oct 22 The penny arcade rochester, New York
Oct 24 Duffy’s Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has issued the following statement about the possibility of an upcoming "big four" tour with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax:
"There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of a Big Four Tour and while I find the timing peculiar, the opportunity is a once in a lifetime opportunity, because we all are really so very different now, and the chances of this happening are probably not going to come around again in the future; due to personal plans, new ventures, and the inevitable passing of torches to the next generation in each of our respective genres (or the sub-genres that were created).
"While there is nothing to say at this point, if it happens, when it happens we, as well as my other three fellow horsemen, will let you know. When we played Loud Park, our dressing room become the den of iniquity for all the marquis talent for the night. Although some of the other bands tried to come in, (Blessed By A Broken Heart - who's blonde band member came close to getting his ass handed to him for racist comments to and about my tech, Willie Gee - I am glad I didn't hear or I would have another story about bodily harm).
"Our crew and the Japanese crew were keeping it just to our friends and the top acts. In fact, at one time we had me and Kerry King talking, Dave Lombardo holding court with several people, Akira Takahashi was hanging with Shawn, Glen Tipton from JP, the guys from Anvil, and lots of journos, photogs, and record company people all in my dressing room.
"Funny, it seems like Blabbermouth and Roadrunner USA are the only people who don't like me or Megs anymore. Such a shame. More...
Dragonforce has posted a video clip online of their performance at Theater Of Living Arts Philly, PA on October 11, 2009. The video can be viewed below. More...
Netherlands based black metallers Heretic have issued the following tour recap and request for fan videos and pictures:
"We are finally home again from our first official tour with Thornium and Black Crucifixion. Already 2 new dates are scheduled for the coming days so please be patient in getting your mails answered. The inbox is overloaded with mails which still need to be answered but we simply don't have time right now. This will happen in the beginning of next week.
"We had a killerrrr time on tour and there are lots of over the top rock n roll stories to be told which eventually will see the light of day in some sort of tour-report including some pictures and maybe videos. This can take some time, but it will be worth the wait. We would like to thank everyone who made this tour possible. Big hails go out to Fuck Christ Bookings and Soulseller Records and our new friends and brothers in Thornium and Black Crucifixion. The experience we had with you guys was beyond our expectations and we hope to see you guys again soon ! HAIL TO THEE !!!!
"Everyone who has pictures or video footage of this tour, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Include your address so we can send you a gift from the band. PRAISE SATAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Leaves' Eyes have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air 2010 Festival.
Front woman Liv Kristine had this to say: "The norsemen and women are back on the British Isles! We are looking forward to perform 'Njord' live at Bloodstock Open Air, 2010. This will surely be a special event for both audience and band as the concept of our third and latest release is heavily influenced by the Vikings' experience and influence on British ground in the Middle-Ages."
Alexander Krull also commented: "It's great that we are able to play Bloodstock next year! Last time it didn't work out because of our time schedule at the studio, so we are really looking forward to this show! All our British friends and fans told us to play Bloodstock which is a really great metal festival! See you all there!"
The Bloodstock Open Air will take place August 13th - 15th 2010 at Catten Hall, Derby, UK. More information on the festival can be found at this location.
Megadeth are set to be the latest act to "go A.P.E." (Artist Personal Experience Radio) on the virtual airwaves with "Megadeth Radio." Band founder and front man Dave Mustaine has complete control of the programming of his 24-hour channel, which features interviews, news, personal commentary, and play lists of his favorite music. "Megadeth Radio" debuts on October 22 at 11:00 am EST. Megadeth Radio will be distributed across Clear Channel Radio's "iheartradio" network, which includes hundreds of local radio websites, and www.megadeth.com. Fans can participate in Megadeth Radio by emailing their comments to email@example.com or calling 1-866-686-1010.
Says Mustaine, "Megadeth has been on the forefront of music for over 25 years. Now we're breaking ground in radio. We're giving metalheads everywhere a look inside and an opportunity to see what influences our world and music."
The latest of Slayer's "World Painted Blood" song explanation videos is now online at Spin.com. The new video clip discusses the song "Beauty Through Order."
"It's about the first known female serial killer," bassist Tom Araya says of the tune. Adds guitarist Jeff Hanneman: "I've been meaning to write a song about that for a long time. I couldn't figure out the angle, I was thinking, 'How does a woman write? I can't write like a woman I'm a guy!' Then I just figured, 'Well, she's evil; she has lots of power and killed people.' So I just started writing and the lyrics and they came out."
"World Painted Blood" will be released Tuesday, November 3rd in North America and Monday, November 2nd to the rest of the world. The "World Painted Blood" track listing is as follows:
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
Arizona metallers Incite, the band fronted by Max Cavalera's son, Richie Cavalera, released their debut album "The Slaughter" in the U.S. on Tuesday, October 20th. The album will be released on November 2nd worldwide. Incite has posted a new track from the album online titled "Nothing to Fear." The song can be heard at Incite's official MySpace page.
Gothic metallers Whyzdom have posted a video clip online of their performance of the song "The Witness" from their recent show in Barcelona, Spain. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Amaranthe (formerly Avalanche) has announced they will be conducting an interview on Sunday October 25th with Bandit Radio Gothenburg. The rerecorded version of their song "Leave Everything Behind" will also be played. A broadcast of the interview and song can be found at this location.
3 Inches of Blood has scheduled a special headlining show in memory of their fallen friend and ex-bass player Brian Redman. This event is set for Saturday November 7 at Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, WA with openers Jet City Fix and Glimpse.
3 Inches of Blood comments: “We are happy to be paying tribute to our lost friend and former bandmate, Brian Redman. This show is about honoring Brian's memory and celebrating his life. We want everyone to enjoy this show, have fun and remember the good we all had with Brian because he always knew how to have a good time and we're confident that he would have wanted it that way."
Metallica has posted the following message on the official band web site:
"We are deeply concerned about the disappearance of 20 year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday night.
"Morgan has blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5'6", 120 lbs., and was wearing a black 'Pantera' T-shirt, black skirt, and black boots. She was not carrying I.D. or a cell phone. Morgan was separated from her friends shortly before 9pm at the venue. Police have been searching the area since Monday.
"We encourage anyone who has any information regarding Morgan's disappearance to please come forward. Additionally, if you or anyone you know shot video footage or took photos of the concert or audience, please check to see if there is anyone in your photos who might resemble Morgan. Please contact the Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3425 or the UVA Police at (434) 924-7166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. if you have any information.
"Our thoughts are with Morgan and her family for her safe return."
Australia's Mortal Sin has issued the following update about South American tour dates:
"Here is the latest update of shows for our upcoming tour of South America. Unfortunately we will not be playing shows in Brazil this time. Sadly and regrettably we will have to miss out on the biggest, maddest metalheads due to time constraints (We have to keep the tour to two weeks), but hopefully we can tour South America again in 2010, and make Brazil our first stop.
"We look forward to bringing our Australian old school thrash to your beautiful countries, we'll see you there, and please tell all your friends to come along!"
Mortal Sin's upcoming South American tour dates are as follows:
11/19: Chile - Santiago @ Venue & to be Announced
11/20: Peru - Lima @ Auditorio Diamante
11/21: Peru - Cuzco @ Estadio Diego Quispe Titto
11/22: Peru - Arequipa @ La Roca
11/23: Travel day
11/24: Ecuador - Guayaquil @ Soho Pub
11/25: Ecuador - Loja @ Casa Tinku
11/26: Ecuador - Cuenca @ Guitarras de San Blas
11/27: Ecuador - Quito @ La Bunga
11/28: Colombia - Bogota @ Teatro Metropol
11/29: Colombia - Medellin @ Teatro Matacandelas
11/30: Colombia - Tunja @ Venue to be announced
The Roadie is the "heaviest, headbanging-est rhythm game" to ever attack the iPhone and iPod Touch.
In this game, you are The Roadie -- a down-and-out rocker who becomes the world's last hope against swarms of robot invaders. Strap on your guitar, and shred your way through action-packed levels loaded with slabs of pure, unadulterated METAL.
The Roadie is more than your average rhythm game. It's a combination of rhythm and side-scrolling action, where each successful note you play leads to yet another smoking enemy robot on the pile. Don't stay in time, and your back will be against the wall -- the spiked, electrified wall that's chasing you.
The Roadie features:
- Fast-paced action based on heavy metal music.
- An all-original metal soundtrack that's sure to get your head (and fingers) banging.
- Guide The Roadie through a bizarre world with multiple stages of play.
- Variable difficulty lets you rock no matter what your skill level is.
- Unlockable achievements, rankings, and more!
More information on The Roadie is coming soon. In the meantime, check out the band's MySpace page to get a sneak preview of the game's soundtrack.
A screenshot MOCKUP of the game can be seen below. (Game art is not complete, so it could change still).
Israeli death metal band Chaos, from Nazareth, has released a new single titled "Silence Before Chaos" on their MySpace page, along with a number of other songs already on the player. You can also watch the video for "Brave Free Souls" below.
Madball will be playing three benefit shows this week for one of their dear friends. Support the Madball family be attending one of the following shows:
10/22 - Osnabruek Bastard (DE) w/ Discipline
10/23 - Hengelo Innocent (NL) w/ Discipline
10/24 - Antwerp, Hof Ter Lo (B) w/ Born From Pain