Metal News for October 23, 2009
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36 news articles posted on this day.
Swedish metallers Hypocrisy, fronted by death metal legend Peter Tägtgren, released their new album "A Taste Of Extreme Divinity" in Europe on October 23rd. The album will be released in North America on November 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records. A track from the album titled "Hang Him High" can be heard at the band's MySpace page. Hypocrisy's drummer Reidar Horghagen filled me in on the details of the new album, recruiting Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom for their upcoming tour, and his history in music. More...
Nine Inch Nails has issued the following update regarding the fan-produced DVD "The Downward Spiral: Live at Webster Hall."
"During the 2008 Lights In The Sky tour we began an open camera policy for stills and video during all NIN shows, inviting fans to capture the events with anything from a cell phone to a hi-def video camera. The results have been overwhelming, filling our own galleries with thousands of images and videos from every show, and inspiring a number of ambitious fansourced video projects within the NIN community. Some of those projects are starting to surface now, and we couldn't be happier with the way the fans have organized themselves and created some truly impressive work.
"On the recent Wave Goodbye tour, we were unable to professionally film the band's performance of The Downward Spiral at Webster Hall, due to exorbitant fees requested by the LiveNation venue. Our open camera policy, however, remained in tact, and as soon as the show ended fans took matters into their own hands, organizing online to track down everyone who had filmed HD footage of the show. Now, only two months later, the group has released a polished, edited, downloadable DVD of the full Downward Spiral performance from Webster Hall. The entire thing has been recorded, edited, and distributed entirely by fans, and it's the latest example of the amazing things fans will do when their creativity isn't limited by outdated, misguided restrictions.
"You can watch "The Downward Spiral: Live" in HD on this YouTube playlist. You can download it via torrent as a burnable DVD or an iPod/iPhone-friendly video from this page (click the question mark link on that page if you're new to downloading with torrents).
"We filmed all of the other final Wave Goodbye shows professionally, and you can expect to see that footage surface in some form or another in the future. In the meantime, we appreciate the efforts of The NIN Hotline, This One Is On Us, and everyone else who helped to immortalize the Webster Hall performance."
Here's the first video from the set to get a taste for the quality:
Swedish metallers Carnal Forge recently shot a music video for the song "Blood War." The band has posted a "making of" video clip from the filming of the music video. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
U.K. metallers Threshold have uploaded a newly recorded track on their official MySpace page. The uploaded song "Smile At The Moon" is a new recording of an old song that was previously unreleased but now made available on Threshold's limited edition box set "Paradox - The Singles Collection."
Threshold's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/29 DE | Zeche Carl Essen
10/30 DE | Colos Saal Aschaffenburg
10/31 DE | Movie Bielefeld
11/1 CH | Z7 Pratteln
11/2 DE | Backstage Munich
11/4 PL | Firlej Wroclaw
11/5 DE | Bergkeller Reichenbach
11/6 BE | Spirit of 66 Verviers
11/7 NL | Boerderij Zoetermeer
11/8 UK | Relentless Garage London
Missouri metallers Harkonin have announced they will enter Firebrand Studio in November to begin recording "Detest," their fourth album. "We are very much looking forward to it," says drummer Clayton Gore. "It's the first time we've properly recorded new material in over three years, and a lot has changed for us in that time. We've been working hard on pre-production, which is something we've never really done before. This album will be much more focused, more tight, and an accurate representation of where we are musically." The album features artwork by Mark Cooper of Mindrape Art, which can be viewed here.
The track listing will be as follows:
1. Into Oblivion
2. Ruled By Tyrants
3. Chaos Anthem
5. The Sleeper Has Awakened
6. Black Storm Jackals
7. Spiritual Hypnosis
8. Exhauster Of Souls
Fan-filmed footage of a 2008 performance of the song "Exhauster Of Souls" can be viewed below. More...
Maroon's November 8th performance in Munich has been cancelled. The other tour dates with CALIBAN, SUICIDE SILENCE, EMMURE and AFTER THE BURIAL are still on as planned:
27. Oct, Utrecht (NL) - Helling
28. Oct, Hamburg (D) - Markthalle
29. Oct, Berlin (D) – Columbia Club
30. Oct, Dresden (D) - Reithalle
31. Oct, Muenster (D) - Skaters Palace
01. Nov, Köln (D) - Essigfabrik
02. Nov, Aschaffenburg (D) - Colossaal
03. Nov, Karlsruhe (D) - Substage
04. Nov, Wien (AT) - Arena
05. Nov, Roncade (I) - New Age
06. Nov, Zürich (CH) – Dynamo
07. Nov, Hasselt (B) - Muziek-O-Drom
Peter Criss, former drummer for Kiss, recently appeared on That Metal Show to discuss breast cancer awareness and his own bout with breast cancer. A video clip of the appearance can be viewed below. More...
Moroccan heavy metallers Heavy Duty have released a new song titled "Cowboys Farewell" on the band's MySpace page. Check it out with a couple other tracks on there.
Norwegian metallers Sworn are set to release their new album "Bastards and Conquerors" on October 30th through Twilight-Vertrieb. Sworn are currently streaming a new song from the album titled "The Bastard, the Conqueror" on their official MySpace page. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed here.
The track listing for "Bastards and Conquerors" is as follows:
1. Prophecies from the Land of Lost Voices
2. The Bastard, the Conqueror
3. Summoning the Sinister
6. Damnation Spawned
7. Carnal Monuments
8. The Archaic Wraith
Cannabis Corpse is currently half way through their full US tour. The band will be coming to Europe in early 2010. Here are those tour dates so far:
SUN 7 FEB TILBURG 13 NL
MON 8 FEB HAMBURG HAFENKLANG GER
TUES 9 FEB BERLIN LIDO GER
WEDS 10 FEB MUNICH FIERWERK GER
THUR 11 FEB ALBIGNASEGO (Padova) Country Star Pub IT
FRI 12 FEB FRANKFURT Elfer Music Club GER
SAT 13 FEB HELSINKI TAVASTIA FIN
*SUN 14 FEB BELGIUM VENUE TBC
MON 15 FEB BRIGHTON ENGINE ROOMS UK
TUE 16 FEB KINGSTON Fighting Cocks UK
WED 17 FEB LEEDS Josephs Well UK
THUR 18 FEB NEWCASTLE OUSEBURN REGENERATION CENTRE UK
FRI 19 FEB SHEFFIELD Corporation UK
SAT 20 FEB LONDON SOUTH OF BORDER UK
Egyptian themed death metallers Nile have debuted the track “Utterances of the Crawling Dead” through Noisecreep.com. The song comes from their latest album "Those Whom The Gods Detest," which is scheduled for North American release on November 3rd, 2009 and Europe on November 6, 2009.
The album was produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Cannibal Corpse, Queensrÿche) and included drum recording by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Goatwhore). Cover artwork was created by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, the man responsible for the art on Karl Sander’s 2nd solo album, Saurian Exorcisms.
Shadows Fall has posted a video online of their performance of the song "What Drives the Weak” on Fearless Music TV. The video, which was recorded live at Crash Mansion in New York, can be viewed below. More...
Periphery has issued the following update about working on new material:
"Just wanted to let you guys know what we've been up too over the past few months. After we returned home from the Thrash and Burn tour we returned to working on our debut and it's coming along nicely! We have a tour coming up in November that you guys need to check out, we'll be playing a bunch of new tunes! Also we have one show with Darkest Hour and Lamb of God on November 11th at the 9:30 Club in D.C. - You'll definitely want to see this show!"
Periphery's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
11/8 -Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
11/9 - Wilmington, Delaware @ Mojo 13
11/11 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour, Periphery and This or the Apocalypse - no Mutiny Within)
11/12 - New York City, New York @ Santos Party House
11/13 - Allentown, Pennsylvania @ The Masquerade in Crocodile Rock
11/14 - Freehold, New Jersey @ Freehold VFW
11/15 - Holyoke, Massachusetts @ The Waterfront Tavern
11/16 - Providence, Rhode Island @ Club Hell
Chicago's Soil released their new album "Picture Perfect" on October 20th in the United States. Soil is currently streaming the entire album online at this location.
Germany's Dievotion has posted a video clip online of their time in the studio recording new material. The video can be viewed below. More...
Sweden's Slumber has issued the following update about parting ways with their drummer:
"After a couple of turbulent months in the race to finish the new album we've encountered a few obstacles wich forced us to delay the recording. The drummer Ted had to leave the band becuase of private reasons, and we have two new drummers replacing him temporarily for the Resonance recording.
"Studio 'Panic Room' in Skara is now booked four weeks starting 7th January. We will announce a few changes in the line-up after the recording as some reorganizing is happening for 2010.
"Prospects of finding a label that suits our world for the coming three albums is looking very solid. This will also be announced shortly after the recording. We will report from the studio trenches once we're there. We're making a lifework effort here people. Bear with us a little longer, and your ears will be greatly rewarded. 2010 will be a Slumber year. We will make doom and gloom shine brighter than an elven arse!"
Darkest Hour has issued the following announcement about shooting a new music video and working on a new album:
"We cant thank the good dudes in Trivium, White Chapel, and Dirge Within, enough for making that last US tour a hell of good time! Oh and of course thanks to everyone for coming out to the shows, we cant wait to see you all again soon! Big news is in the works and we will have some killer label info very soon!
"We just completed an Uber killer video shoot with our close buddy Joseph Pattisall (Sound the Surrender, Demon(s)) for our new song 'The Tides.' We’ll upload some photos and unveil some more info as the video comes together. In other news, if you live in the DC area make sure to come out to our show Nov. 11, 2009 with fucking LAMB OF GOD at the 9:30 Club! GET STOKED! All you Euros get ready cause DH is headed to your house next! Make sure to check out the January tour dates with Canada’s finest, Kataklysum (UP SOON)!
"Until then were going back underground to work on the next record. Things are already coming together and as crazy as it sounds we can’t wait to get back in the studio and bang out some more jams! Make sure to pick up an actual copy of the Eternal Return, OUT NOW!"
United Stations Radio Networks nationally syndicated programs hardDrive and hardDrive XL have announced a new weekly program called "Ask Cristina." The segment will be hosted by Lacuna Coil co-singer Cristina Scabbia. On-air, Scabbia will offer advice in response to questions presented by listeners wherein they share their most intimate and personal questions about life and love. The feature will debut on hardDrive over the week-end of October 24th and is a Friday night feature on the nightly hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus.
Listeners can call the hardDrive Radio hotline 877MUSIC11 toll-free to leave a message or e-mail Cristina directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, Lacuna Coil is on the hardDrive Live Tour, which features the band with headliners All That Remains, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, and special guests From Sword to Sunrise and Taking Dawn. The Italian singer Scabbia shared, “It’s with pleasure that I’m officially entering the great hardDrive family with a new program that will connect with you 100% ASK CRISTINA. I have always loved to talk and to listen to others; always felt like an auntie; willing to try to find a solution to problems or just a positive way to get out of troubles! That’s why I’ll be waiting for your phone calls and e-mails and I can’t wait to listen to what you all have to share. I’ll be supporting you guys, and I’ll be on your side…at least, most of the time. As a proper auntie, I will be completely honest with you, in good and bad.” hardDriveRadio producer Roxy Myzal added, “She has a great sense of advice for fans with all kinds of troubles in their lives. Whether it's abuse or the love-lorn, Cristina speaks to those fans in a thoughtful, hip way. And the fact that she has this great sexy Italian accent, doesn't hurt either! I am so pleased to be working with her!"
Clutch have recently released sideshow tour dates on their official website to coincide with the upcoming Australian and New Zealand Soundwave Festival tour next year. Here are the tour dates:
17/02 – Auckland – Kings Arms
19/02 – Brisbane – The Zoo
24/02 – Sydney – Gaelic Theatre
25/02 – Melbourne – Prince Bandroom
02/03 – Perth – Amplifier
Frontiers Records has announce the signing of Swedish glam hard rock band CRAZY LIXX.
Crazy Lixx entered the studio to record the follow-up album to the 2007 debut album “Loud Minority” last Saturday the 17th of October. As with the previous album, the yet untitled follow-up will be recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm along with producer Chris Laney (Europe, Crashdiet, Candlemass). The album, is currently set for release during spring 2010.
"We are extremely happy to have sealed this co-operation with Frontiers and we've got a really great album on the way so naturally we hope this will be a great leap forward in our career," says lead singer Danny Rexon.
The band spent all of 2008 writing material for the new album and now picked out a dozen songs(out of over the double amount of songs written) to be recorded. "We set out with one goal, and that was to beat the living s**t out of Loud Minority with these new songs, and If you ask me, we've beaten it black and blue. I can't wait to get these new songs recorded!” states Danny.
The new album will feature titles such as: Witching Hour, Children of the Cross, Rock and a Hard Place and 21 'til I Die (just to name a few). Check out some of their music on their MySpace page.
Latvian metallers Preternatural have posted a music video online for the track "Cryophobia." The video clip can be viewed below.
Swedish black metallers Rimfrost have announced their upcoming album "Veraldar Nagli" will be released on November 16th in Europe and January 12th, 2010 in the United States. Rimfrost is currently streaming the song "The Raventhrone" from the new album on their official MySpace page.
The track listing for "Veraldar Nagli" will be as follows:
1. Veraldar Nagli
2. The Black Death
3. The Raventhrone
4. Legacy Through Blood
5. Mountains Of Mána
6. I Stand My Ground
8. Void Of Time
Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have entered Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece to begin recording the follow up to 2007's "Theogonia." The as-yet-untitled album is currently slated for a February 2010 release. Photos from the recording sessions have been posted online and can be viewed at this location.
Brazilian metallers Angra have announced they are currently writing material for a new album, which will be released sometime in the first half of 2010. Guitarist Rafael Bittencourt commented: "We already have some songs, and they're sounding very good! Everyone is giving their best to present cool ideas, and soon we will have enough material to rehearse together and plan the pre-production. I'm really excited cause the overall mood is very positive and favorable for great ideas to come!!!" Angra is expected to enter the studio in late January or early February.
Slovenian metallers Bleeding Fist have announced they will be embarking on their "Black Crucifixion Slovenian Tour 2009" in support of their new release "Bestial Kruzifix666ion." The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
10/30 - Rdeca Oštriga - Release Party - Škofja Loka Support bands: Dalkhu, Nephrolith
10/31 - Arrigoni Tend - Izola Support bands: Empty (Spa)
11/07 - Cantante Club - Black Crucifixion Slovenian Tour - Ptuj Support bands: Mora, Nephrolith
11/13 - Ambasada Beltinci - Black Crucifixion Slovenian Tour - Beltinci Support bands: TBA
11/27 - Castle Vipolže - Black Crucifixion Slovenian Tour - Vipolže Support bands: Violent Assault (ITA)
11/28 - Lokal Patriot - Black Crucifixion Slovenian Tour - Novo Mesto Support bands: Nephrolith
12/12 - Olden LiveClub - Black Crucifixion - Italian Desecration - Olden LiveClub (Italy) Support bands: Nocturnian
Defiance has issued the following announcement about their new album "The Prophecy" being delayed for release in the United States:
"Hey Everyone...We wanted to let you all know that there has been a minor glitch in the system with regards to the release of our new album 'The Prophecy.' Due to an unforeseen logistical issue, the US release of the album was pushed back by the distributor until November 3rd.
"The album is available in Europe, and in the US via the Candlelight USA online store. This set back only affects the distribution of the CD to online stores such as Amazon and iTunes, and to brick and mortars like Best Buy. We apologize for any confusion this issue has caused. We are looking forward to getting out there to play live for you all soon!
Canadian metallers Derelict have issued the following statement about canceling their previously announced tour dates on October 23rd and 24th:
"Friends! We are very sorry to announce that we cannot come out to play St-Thomas and Wingham this weekend as planned.
"Here's why: The promoter for the show in St-Thomas canceled on us at the last minute, today, the day before the show. Even though Yvonne, the promoter for Wingham, is super cool and would have made the best out of the situation for us, we just can't afford to drive a 16-hour round trip for just one show. Without getting into details, fueling a big van pulling a trailer is pretty expensive, so we need at least 2 shows to finance a trip with that many kilometers.
"We are SO SORRY to everyone who was coming to see us. Go to The Legion on Saturday anyway. There are still 5 great bands playing. Hopefully if you're from the area you'll be coming to see us at the Woodstock Holiday Funfest in December. Here's the event for that. We love you all!"
You can still catch Derelict live on the following dates: More...
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb are seeking fan input on which songs to play for their upcoming European tour. Fans can leave comments with the songs they want to hear at this location.
Gama Bomb's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
German death metallers Hackneyed have announced that they are canceling their appearance at the October Rust festival due to guitarist Devin Cox becoming ill. You can still catch Hackneyed live on the following dates (select dates supporting Nile on the "Those Whom The Gods Detest" tour):
11/28 Fest der Pfosten Weiz, Steiermark
12/5 Wangen Rocks Wangen im Allgäu
12/11 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Lessines
12/12 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Enschede
12/13 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Mühltal/Darmstadt
12/14 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Trier
12/15 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour London
12/16 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Wolverhampton
12/17 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Leeuwarden
12/18 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Hannover
12/19 Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour Eindhoven
1/9 2010 "The Devil´s Breath" Metal Festival Soest, Nordrhein-Westfalen
1/16 2010 Bavarian Battle Rosenheim, Bayern
1/22 2010 Winter Freeze 2010 Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
3/19 2010 Altes E-Werk Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg
5/1 2010 Metal Bash Neu Wulmstorf, Niedersachsen
The fifth entry in Slayer's "World Painted Blood" song explanation videos is now online at Ultimate-guitar.tv. The new video clip discusses the song "Hate Worldwide."
"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
Germany's Sycronomica will release their new album "Sycroscope" on 10/23 via Silverwolf Productions. A release show is currently planned for October 24th in Munich. Sycronomica will also be appearing as support for seven dates of the triple-headliner European tour of Endstille, Hollenthon and God Dethroned. Dennis Strillinger (Ex-Van Canto) will replace Sycronomica's regular drummer Michael Bayer for those dates. Samples from the new album can be heart at the band's official MySpace page.
Sycronomica's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
24.10.09 GER HELION FESTIVAL München @ Backstage
08.11.09 GER Mühltal/Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
09.11.09 GER Köln @ Werkstatt
10.11.09 BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob
11.11.09 GER Neunkirchen @ Club Caesar
12.11.09 AUT Salzburg @ Rockhouse
13.11.09 AUT Klagenfurt @ Kwadrat
14.11.09 GER München @ Backstage
19.12.09 GER TOGETHER AS ONE BENEFIZ Passau @ Zeuhgaus
Dutch group The Gathering has issued the following statement about their 20th anniversary as a band:
"And then, suddenly it is there! The 20th anniversary of The Gathering. Exactly 20 years ago my brother René and me, together with Bart Smits on vocals, started this band. No strategy, we just wanted to write songs so we could release a rehearsal tape. Lots of people in Oss were playing in bands, and they triggered us to do something for ourselves.
"Exactly 20 years ago we biked from our parents house in Oss to a little village called Heesch, were we rented a rehearsal room on a farm, and started writing our first song: 'Anthology in Black'. Great, exciting times. I can remember clearly it was freezing cold in that room in wintertime. I see Bart struggling to get the heater on with matches. Every Sunday morning we biked to that farm, most of the time with a big hangover because of a rough Saturday evening, and started early in the morning writing and playing songs. More...
UK metallers The Rotted have issued the following announcement about playing the Voodoo Rocks Halloween show:
"THE ROTTED to headline Corrosion TV Launch party at the Voodoo Rocks Halloween show! This frightfully good night takes place at Voodoo Rock Club's Halloween event at the Electrowerkz in Angel, London from 10pm - 6am on Friday 30th October.
"Before you are sacrificed by Lord Belial, you will be entertained for one last time by an amazing array of bands: THE ROTTED, No Made Sense, Sacred Mother Tongue, and Your City Is Forgotten. The Fuel Girls will also be titillating you throughout the night with their explicit performances, and tempting you with their naked flesh. Should you feel the need to shake your bones one last time, there will be two dance floors playing the best in rock, metal, and punk. There will also be a chill out room screening some horrific sights to ensure you pass into the next world in the most brutal way."
German folk metallers Neun Welten have posted a new song online titled "Destrunken II," which is off their upcoming album "Destrunken." The track can be heard at the band's MySpace page. "Destrunken" is set to be released on November 20th through Prophecy Productions.
The track listing for "Destrunken" will be as follows:
2. Destrunken I
3. Destrunken II
5. Weites End
6. Ewig Ruh
9. Der stille See
THE SWORD has announced a special live performance as part of the 2009 "FUN FUN FUN Fest" t to take place November 7-8 at Waterloo Park in the band’s own Austin, Texas. THE SWORD joins a lineup of featured acts set to perform at the event that includes Jesus Lizard, Danzig, Ratatat, Destroyer and Of Montreal among others. Additional details can be found at funfunfunfest.com.
This week in New York City “The Apprentice” reality star Bret Michaels has been spotted selling hotdogs and hamburgers for charity. Some have been shocked by the $100 per burger price tag. Personally, it is still more shocking that it cost $5,000 for the Poison “Talk Dirty To Me” video, but that’s me not letting go…Guns N Roses has officially announced a Canadian tour starting in early 2010. For those that bet on 2010 and Canada in Vegas you appear to be the winner. Note that winnings will not be received until the band actually takes the stage… More...