Metal News for October 24, 2009
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27 news articles posted on this day.
Ravage, the heavy metal band from Boston, MA who released their Metal Blade Records debut "The End Of Tomorrow" in August have been forced to cancel the 5 remaining dates of the band's US tour.
Singer Al Ravage offered this explanation, "I don't know if you've been following the travails and tribulations of our tour on our myspace blog, but for those of you who haven't - I'll give the 'short, short' version (if you are a fan of the film 'Spaceballs,' you'll get that allusion). We planned a self-financed, self-planned, 3-month full USA tour a few months ago that we knew would be extremely difficult, and possibly suicidal, but we wanted to do all we could to try to garner some attention for our new album, for traditional heavy metal in general and to finally get a chance to play to all those people across the USA who have asked to see us over the years. In some respects, the tour was a success - we got to meet many cool new people - people who had picked up the album and had heard of us before - we got to visit some cool new places, and we got to meet some cool bands and experience life on the road for the better part of 3 months. In many respects however, the tour was a major failure. We dealt with poorly promoted events, many unsupportive local acts (acts that even didn't stay to see us play or dropped off the bill entirely with little notice), poor fan turnouts, shows canceled by the club at the last minute, and the worst part - numerous van breakdowns and incompetent repair jobs - which forced us to cancel far too many shows." More...
This November Unearth will be hitting the road in support of HATEBREED alongside the legendary Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, and Born of Osiris. Unearth commented:
"We are hitting the road again this November and December as part of the massive 'Decimation of the Nation 2' tour supporting Hatebreed! Also on the bill will be the legendary Cannibal Corpse as well as Born of Osiris and Hate Eternal. This tour will cover much of the U.S. and also trek across the North for our friends in Canada. Get psyched for what is sure to be the heaviest and most brutal tour of the year. Tix on sale now!"
The "Decimation of the Nation 2" tour dates are as follows:
11/06 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
11/07 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
11/08 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
11/09 - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
11/10 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
11/12 - The National - Richmond, VA
11/13 - Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC
11/14 - The Club @ Firestone - Orlando, FL
11/15 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
11/16 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/17 - Plush - Jacksonville, FL
11/18 - The Hangar - New Orleans, LA
11/19 - Meridian - Houston, TX
11/20 - Sunset Station - San Antonio, TX
11/21 - The Door - Dallas, TX
11/22 - The Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
11/23 - Odgen Theatre - Denver, CO
11/24 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
11/25 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
11/27 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
11/28 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
11/29 - Karma - Victorville, CA
12/01 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
12/02 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
12/03 - The King Cat Theatre - Seattle, WA
12/04 - The Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
12/05 - MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB
12/06 - Edmonton Events Centre - Edmonton, AB
12/07 - Odeon Events Centre - Saskatoon, SK
12/08 - The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
12/09 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
12/10 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
12/11 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
12/12 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
12/13 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
12/14 - The Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
12/16 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
12/17 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
12/18 - Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
12/19 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Capital Chaos has posted a video interview online with Frost from black metal band Satyricon at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Connecticut's Sacred Oath have announced they will perform a free concert on Saturday October 31 at 4 PM at FYE in the Danbury Fair Mall. Fans should come in costume to meet the band, who will be signing copies of their recent self-titled album as well as handing out free goodies.
Taiwanese black metallers Chthonic have announced their first ever headline show in the U.K. has been confirmed as a three-band bill, with the addition of both Abgott plus London-based extreme-metallers Imperial Vengeance. The gig is set to take place at the Relentless Garage in North London on October 31st, following on from the release of Chthonic’s latest studio album, "Mirror Of Retribution."
Abgott recently performed at the Bloodstock Festival and are now confirmed to appear at Hellfire Fest II in November. Says vocalist/guitarist Agamoth “Bring your pumpkins and we will provide the trick or treat!”
Imperial Vengeance, who feature Charles Edward-Alexander in their ranks (previously of Cradle Of Filth), are also confirmed to appear at Hellfire Fest II in November. Says Charles: “It’s great to be playing with Chthonic, and the pairing should work out very well as both bands carry a big national identity. The quality of what they do is enriched by the culture it is infused with, and the same is true with us.”
Omaha, Nebraska experimental electro-death metal band VVEREVVOLF GREHV has announced a five-week North American tour alongside SKINNY PUPPY. VVEREVVOLF GREHV will join the longstanding industrial act icons starting on November 1st in San Francisco, CA. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.
VVEREVVOLF GREHV is touring in support of their Relapse debut, "Zombie Aesthetics." Audio samples taken from the album can be heard online now via the VVEREVVOLF GREHV MySpace page.
VVEREVVOLF GREHV (pronounced as Werewolf Grave) is a one man army of sound distortion and musical exploration. Dapose explains how VVEREVVOLF GREHV came together: “VVEREVVOLF GREHV started because of the bullying of our digital world pushing our minds to be tuned to more kinds of sounds and situations. People are forced to deal with so many fast paced changes, and I think my music is a reflection of the distortions that occur when trying to live and communicate in this environment. And I wanted to hear synthesizers and filters and electronic music beat up on metal music.”
Here are the latest VVEREVVOLF GREHV tour dates with Skinny Puppy: More...
Anthrax will be making an in-store appearance on November 15 at 2 PM EST at the Best Buy grand opening in Union Square (Manhattan, NYC). They'll be promoting their new "Among The Living" remaster and doing signings. The band hints that they may or may not have a singer in tow.
Nebraska metallers Gallows Majesty are currently streaming two demo tracks online titled "Belial" and "Shower Me In Pain." The songs can be heard at the band's official MySapce page.
California black metallers Gravespawn have announced they will be playing at Yayos In Las Vegas Nevada on October 31st and at The BlackCastle in Los Angeles, California on Novemer 13th. Samples of Gravespawn's music can be found at this location. The band has also issued the following statement regarding their thoughts on music:
"Fuck you!!! Gravespawn will NEVER:
"1) Live in the shadow of the European black metal scene. We are USBM and proud. We are not Cold Nordic Moonfrost from the frostless southwest ripping off Darkthrone and Burzum like a bunch of fucking tools because we feel it necessary to pay homage or conform to the standards of a scene far away from our homes. No disrespect to European black metal intended. Nothing but disrespect to the ones who think that we're below them because we're American.
"2) Perform or record cover songs. When our songs begin to suck out of a lack of creativity, then perhaps we'll feel the need to play cover songs.
"3) Pay to play or sell tickets. Last I checked, we're not hookers working the streets of Sunset Blvd. See also #1.
"4) Be too 'trve or kvlt' to write decent shit and record it with decent production. More...
Metalinjection.net has posted a new video interview online with Sonata Arctica in which they discuss their new album "The Days Of Grays." The video clip can be viewed below. More...
I.C.S. Vortex, former bassist for Dimmu Borgir and currently with Lamented Souls, has issued the following announcement about his upcoming releases:
"First song is recorded for the I.C.S Vortex album and the rest will follow during this winter. Release early fall 2010. Studio is booked for Lamented Souls in March and release date is set to late fall 2010. And for those wondering about the revival of Arcturus, I was told by an alien that 2011 is a lucky number..."
2510 Entertainment in association with Metal Underground.com has announced their first metal show. The show will take place in Bogota, New Jersey at the Bogota VFW on November 7th. The all ages show starts at 6pm and tickets are $10 at the door and 8 dollars with the flyer below. The line up is as follows:
The Doomsday Prophecy
Shoshanna the Waitress More...
The debut album from Swedish death metal band My Own Grave, entitled “Unleash," will be re-issued and an official street release date will be announced soon. The extended version of “Unleash” will be bundled with the “Progression Through Deterioration 2004 Demo” and also with two extra cover songs “Orthodox” from Krabathor and “War Ensemble” from Slayer.
The re-mastering duties were handled by Dan Swanö and the artwork and layout for “Unleash” have also been altered and revamped. The new artwork can be viewed here.
The track listing will be as follows: More...
Futures End has issued the following statement about creating guitar instructional videos to release via YouTube in November:
"We have received dozens of emails from guitarists the world over that are interested in learning to play the riffs and solos from the songs on Futures End's debut album, Memoirs of a Broken Man (Nightmare Records). Marc Pattison and Christian Wentz will gladly answer the call in the form of several videos designed to explore the techniques used to create the Futures End guitar sound. Shooting will begin the last week in October 2009 and the first video will be released via the band's YouTube channel sometime in November.
"We are going to break down a couple of songs and the solos in each video and release one a month for the next three months. Some of the stuff in our songs is pretty tough to play by ear and we are really happy to offer the videos as a way for other guitarists to really see what we are doing and make it easier for them to get it figured out. It should be fun!"
German metallers Antichrist have posted footage online of their performance at Juz Hassloch on October 2nd. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Swedish all-female metallers Crucified Barbara have announced that their latest album "Till Death Do Us Party" will be seeing a Japanese release through Bickee Music. The album will be released in Japan on October 28th.
Crucified Barbara's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
German brutal death metal band RESURRECTED has revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming album, "Fierce," which will be released in December. The tracklisting is as follows:
01. New reign rising
02. Gun shot victim
03. Tortured by deities
04. Mental retardation
05. Urge to murder
06. Slumdog ....
07. Perverse consecration
08. Divine masturbation
09. Day Of Suffering*
Italian melodic-death metallers Disarmonia Mundi have completed their new record, entitled "The Isolation Game." The album has been recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at The Metal House Studio by Ettore Rigotti and contains 13 brand new tracks. The album features guest appearances by Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK) on vocals and guitarist Olof Morck (NIGHTRAGE) for solos. The album will be released in December by Coroner Records.
Greek metallers The Fallen Within have signed with Coroner Records for the release of their debut album entitled "Intoxicated." The album was recorded and produced by Bob Katsionis from FIREWIND and mixed and mastered by Ahti Kortelainen at Tico Tico Studio in Finland. The album will be released in December by Coroner Records. The cover art can be seen here.
The Fallen Within's current lineup is as follows:
Steve Al. - Vocals
Gio S. - Guitars
Bill B. - Guitars
John P. - Bass
Steven - Keyboards
Nick G. - Drums
With new vocalist Samantha Smallwood settled into the band, Apparition are looking forward to recording new material with their latest addition. Here they talk about playing the Femme Metal Festival and their hopes for the coming years. More...
West Australian band Voyager has released the first video clip from their new album "I am the reVolution." The video for “The Devil In Me” can be seen below. The new album hit Aussie stores on October 12th via Riot! Entertainment.
The band is also hitting the road in support of their new album, with the following dates announced so far:
Friday November 13th – The Lewisham Hotel, 497 Parramatta Road, Lewisham, Sydney
Voyager w/ Darker Half, Thundasteel and Celephai
Saturday November 14th – The Chilli Lounge, 110 Pacific Highway, Wyong, Sydney (Next to Tacoma Station)
Voyager w/ Grim Demise, Empirical and One Day at Horrorland
Friday November 20th – The Central Club, 293 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne
Voyager w/ TBA
In other news, the band recently won the 2009 West Australian Music award in the metal category for their song “Total Existence Failure.”
Metal Injection has posted the first of several clips from the bonus DVD in the special edition of UNEARTH's CD, "The March," out November 10th.
Skindred has added on a European leg to their ongoing "Shark Bites and Dog Fights" headline tour. A complete list of those new dates can be found below.
02.17.2010 : Amsterdam at Melkweg
02.18.2010 : Tilburg at 013
02.19.2010 : Hamburg at Logo
02.20.2010 : Gothenburg at Sticky Fingers
02.21.2010 : Stockholm at Gote Kallare
02.23.2010 : Helsinki at Tavastia
02.23.2010 : Copenhagen at Loppen
02.26.2010 : Berlin at Magnet
02.27.2010 : Leipzig at Conne Island
02.28.2010 : Prague at Palac Akropolis
03.1.2010 : Wien at Flex
03.3.2010 : Zurich at Abart
03.4.2010 : Munich at 59:1
03.5.2010 : Stuttgart at Universum
03.6.2010 : Cologone at Underground
03.7.2010 : Rotterdam at Watt Basement
03.14.2010 : Denbighshire at Hammerfest
Mike from Drowning Pool has issued the following studio update from the recording sessions of the band's fourth studio album:
"The studio time is going great! We've been dissecting each and every part of each song and getting some rough takes of them. We got a few more days of doing this then we start laying down the real drum tracks for the record!!! Can't wait to dive into the drum and rock that stuff!
"We have another long day scheduled tomorrow so I'm gonna hit the sack and get some rest. I got hit with a head cold late last night and I wanna try and get as much rest as possible to be "all go, no stop" in the studio!
"Be on the look out for video posts from me and all the guys as we report on all things from the recording process. Be it tracking, worldly advice or us simply blowing shit up!"
CJ also posted a short video update about their stay in New Jersey while they're recording:
Atreyu will be the featured guests on the radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn on Monday October 26th at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans can talk to the band during the show by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). A broadcast of the show can also be found at this location.
A series of video clips has been posted online from the guitar clinic hosted by Jeff Loomis of Nevermore on October 17 in Lille, France. The video clips can be viewed below.
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature The Black Dahlia Murder and the following lineup of videos:
The Black Dahlia Murder - "Everything Went Black"
The Black Dahlia Murder - "Necropolis"
Janus - "Eyesore"
Megadeth - "Head Crusher"
The Black Dahlia Murder - "What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse"
Divine Heresy - "Facebreaker"
In This Moment - "Call Me"
The Black Dahlia Murder - "Statutory Ape"