Metal News for October 28, 2010
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The Haunted has announced its participation for next year's edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.
Summer Breeze 2011 confirmed line-up:
The Haunted has entered Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with the band's longtime producer Tue Madsen. The Haunted have started the recording of its seventh full-length album, currently planned for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records. The new album will be the follow up to 2008's "Versus."
Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie has posted a statement online through his official website in regards to the cancellation of his U.S solo tour in support of his 2010 effort "Static Impulse." James LaBrie commented by saying:
"It is very difficult for what I am about to say. The 'Static Impulse' tour has been cancelled due to some unfortunate, unforeseen difficulties with securing work visas for a couple of the guys. It would be virtually impossible for us to have these visas processed on time to begin the tour let alone the rehearsals which were scheduled for the week prior to the first show.
"I don't know what to say other than we are all in shock and can only hope we can make this a reality at some point in the near future.
"I am really sorry to everyone who has gone out and purchased the meet-and-greets and show tickets. This totally sucks and I'm sure you're all quite upset and have every right to be. I can only ask for your understanding and forgiveness and assure you that when we are in a position (hopefully in the near future ) to tour all of this will have been taken care of well in advance or it just won't happen."
Finnish blackened death metal band Gloomy Grim has posted two new songs on their MySpace page. The songs posted make up the band's latest single. The single includes a Mercyful Fate cover of "Black Funeral" and the band's new song "Let My Enemy Suffer As I Do!" For fans interested in a physical copy the band says, "We will print very limited edition of this for sale + more as promotion, since we are looking for new label. We'll inform when The Time Is At Hand and you can order this."
Given their rock of love affair with Bret Michaels, VH1 decided to run a special Behind The Music Remastered, featuring Bret’s band, Poison. Here are some quick thoughts on this production.
The band moves from PA to California. The original name of the band is Paris, which they quickly change to Poison and also hire a new guitarist, C.C. Deville. Early in their careers Bret points out that he was a greasy haired loser in High School. I forgot what I was going to say. More...
Swiss hard rock act Gotthard, who recently suffered the loss of vocalist Steve Lee to a traffic accident, has announced details surrounding its forthcoming compilation album. The new collection, titled "Heaven - Best Of Ballads Part 2," is set for release on November 26th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Recods.
Bassist Marc Lynn commented by saying:
"Nobody's really in the mood for a driving rock song at the moment. This ballad compilation might also help our fans to cope with their sadness and grief."
Drummer Hena Habegger added:
"We lost not only one of the best rock voices of the world, we also lost a really exceptional person, friend, brother and musician. Despite his tremendous success, Steve Lee always had his feet on the ground and never lost his sensitivity for the environment."
Here is the "Heaven - Best Of Ballads Part 2" tracklisting:
2. What Am I *
3. Where Is Love When It's Gone
4. Need To Believe
5. One Life One Soul
6. The Call
7. Don't Let Me Down
8. Nothing Left At All
9. Unconditional Faith
10. Have A Little Faith **
11. Tears To Cry
12. Everything I Want
13. I've Seen An Angel Cry
14. Tomorrow's Just Begun
15. Falling ***
16. And Then Goodbye
17. Merry Christmas
* previously unreleased
** special piano version / previously unreleased
*** special acoustic version / previously unreleased
Sacramento, California alternative metal act The Deftones has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "You've Seen The Butcher" which appears on its latest album "Diamond Eyes." You can view the video below:
Los Angeles hard rock duo My Ruin have announced the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the U.K. The tour will be in support of the band's latest studio album, titled "Ghosts And Good Stories." You can view the dates, cities and venues for the U.K tour below:
March 09 - Thekla - Bristol, UK
March 10 - Railway Inn - Winchester, UK
March 11 - The Underworld - London, UK
March 12 - Sub 89 - Reading, UK
March 13 - Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
March 14 - Club Revolution - Peterborough, UK
March 15 - Classic Grand - Glasgow, Scotland
March 16 - Cock Pit - Leeds, UK
March 17 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
"Ghosts And Good Stories" tracklisting:
1. Diggin' For Ghosts
2. Long Dark Night
4. Eyes Black
5. Money Shot
6. Abusing The Muse
7. La Cuidad
8. Suicide Tuesday
12. Turned Out
13. Death Knell
Video footage has been posted online from A Perfect Circle's October 27th, 2010 performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. You can view a video of the band performing "Weak and Powerless" below:
A Perfect Cicle has announced the following tour dates set to take place in November:
November 4 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre (playing Mer de Noms)
November 5 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre (playing Thirteenth Step)
November 6 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre (playing eMOTIVe)
November 8 Los Angeles, CA Avalon (playing Mer de Noms)
November 9 Los Angeles, CA Avalon (playing Thirteenth Step)
November 10 Los Angeles, CA Avalon (playing eMOTIVe)
November 12 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market (playing Mer de Noms)
November 13 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market (playing Thirteenth Step)
November 14 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market (playing eMOTIVe)
November 16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (playing Mer de Noms)
November 17 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (playing Thirteenth Step)
November 18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (playing eMOTIVe)
November 20 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl (playing Mer de Noms)
November 21 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl (playing Thirteenth Step)
Its no secret that heavy metal and Halloween go together like a hockey mask and a machete. While there are numerous songs you can list under the hallowed category, here are ten terrifying tracks to bleed your ears dry.
10. Moonspell - "I'll See You In My Dreams"
Who knew such a soft jazz song from 1924 could be recreated over 80 years later as a wickedly heavy and haunting track from Portugal's biggest metal export. It was recorded for a film of the same title, and the video features clips from the movie along with an amazing array of starving Zombies who seem to have a craving for Portuguese flesh.
Canadian grind metal act Fuck the Facts has revealed the title to its forthcoming studio album. The title of the band's ninth album has been set as "Die Miserable" and will be issued in early 2011 through Relapse Records. Guitarist and founding member Topon Das commented by saying:
"Back in January we put together a little home studio and spent the month tracking a majority of what will be our next full-length album. Everything was shelved while we went on various tours, released our 'Unnamed' 7" EP and then 'Disgorge Mexico: The DVD'. But now having all of that out of the way, we are recording the finishing touches of this new album which we have aptly titled 'Die Miserable' after the feeling I have every time I need to write a quote about a new album. Mixing will be handled by our longtime friend (a.k.a. sucker) Craig Boychuk. He's pretty much had his hands and ears on almost everything we've recorded over the last few years, so we feel confident that he won't totally fuck it up. We're not very good at rushing out our full-lengths, so we're thinking this should see the light of day in the spring of 2011."
Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner has posted a new drum clinic video online taken from his recent appearance at the Long Island Drum Center in Plainview, New York. You can view footage of the October 21, 2010 clinic below:
Shadows Fall released its new live DVD, "Madness In Manila: Shadows Fall Live In The Philippines 2009," on October 25, 2010.
American hard rock act The Gracious Few has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for track "Honest Man" which appears on the band's debut, self-titled full length. "The Gracious Few" was released on September 14, 2010 through Questionable Entertainment. Singer Kevin Martin said of the song:
"It reminds me of my father. He was a World War II veteran. He believed in the American dream with all his heart, he was the honest man of his generation. Now I turn on the television and see Americans without jobs, without food and without a chance to help themselves. This song is a wake up call to the forces of the world who would dare to stand in the way of our ability to provide for ourselves."
Wrapping up one of the most memorable years of the band's career, SLAYER will make available a previously unreleased track, "Atrocity Vendor," as part of a special limited-edition 7-inch single. Written by Kerry King, the track was recorded during the 2009 "World Painted Blood" sessions, and will be released on "Black Friday," November 26, exclusively through Metal Club, the North American indie store consortium that works to connect the metal community with their local "brick and mortar" record stores.
"Atrocity Vendor" will be paired with the Tom Araya/Jeff Hanneman-penned track "World Painted Blood," and released in a clear sleeve on a red vinyl disc. Go to mymetalclub.com to find a Metal Store record shop near you.
American/Norwegian symphonic metallers Kamelot have posted a new music video online for the track "Hunter's Season." The video is taken from the bonus special edition DVD included with Kamelot's latest studio album "Poetry For The Poisoned." You can view the video below:
"Poetry For The Poisoned" tracklisting:
1. The Great Pandemonium
2. If Tomorrow Came
3. Dear Editor
4. The Zodiac
5. Hunter’s Season
6. House On A Hill
8. My Train Of Thoughts
9. Seal Of Woven Years
*Poetry For The Poisoned*
10. PT I Incubus
11. PT II So Long
12. PT III All Is Over
13. PT IV Dissection
14. Once Upon A Time
Dimmu Borgir has revealed the dates for its forthcoming mini-tour of Japan. The tor will be in support of the band's 2010 studio album "Abrahadabra." The new album by Norway’s Dimmu Borgir has sold over 9,428 copies in the U.S. since its October 12th release last week and has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart. You can view the dates, cities and venues below:
Feb. 20 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro
Feb. 21 - Tokyo, JPN - Shibuya O-East
Feb. 22 - Osaka, JPN - Shinsaibashi Club Quattro
Just For Fun
"Hardcore Dancing How-To" videos - usually mocking the hardcore dancing moves - have become quite common in recent years. But Metal Injection shares one of the best I've seen in recent memory, set to Salt The Wound's "The Conformist."
Swiss metal act Samael has signed to Season of Mist for the release of the upcoming "Antigod" EP in North America.
"We always remember the first time," the band commented, "When we met again with Michael Berberian a couple months ago, we realized that his first step in the music business was to organize a concert for us in his home town, years ago... We have often crossed each other’s path since then and today we’re happy to announce that our new album will be released in America through Season of Mist, home of Morbid Angel, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mayhem and now S A M A E L!”
Season of Mist will release the new Samael EP "Antigod" on November 19th as a digital download exclusive. The track listing is as follows:
2. Into the Pentagram (2010)
3. Reign of Light (live)
4. Slavocracy (live)
5. Antigod (Dark Night remix)
6. Ten Thousand Years
Maryland death metallers Eternal Ruin, whose bassist Ryan Engle passed away in March of 2010, has now announced they are currently in the process of working on new material. Additional details on the new release's recording, title, and track listing will be announced as they are made available. Several sample Eternal Ruin tracks are also available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.
Italian metallers Betoken have announced they will be uploading four separate songs from throughout the band's history to their MySpace page. The second track "The Devil in Him," which is off the 2004 album "The Gate of Nothing," has now been uploaded at this location. The first uploaded track "My Revolution....Inside" is also available to be heard at the same location.
Amalgama has posted behind the scenes footage from the band's recent shoot of the "Forsaken Soldiers" video, which can be viewed after the jump. The band also commented on the video shoot:
"In the early hours of this past Sunday morning Amalgama gathered with Brian DeFrees for commencement of shooting on 'Forsaken Soldiers' at Valentines in Albany, NY. There were bagels and donuts to satiate our appetites, and coffee for others to keep them motivated and awake. We toiled for a good portion of the day under the bright lights of the stage, sweating it out a bit while the camera captured the energy on film. During a brief break we managed to shoot a quick update for you just to get a feel for what was going down that day.
"We want to thank Valentines for hosting us for the shoot; it was a great location to film the video at and we were really happy with the space. By the end of the day I think we were all sick of hearing 'Forsaken Soldiers' after playing along with it nearly 30 times. However, the final product will undoubtedly make it all worth the time and effort we put into it. You can see some photos from the shoot on our Facebook page." More...
Germany's Assassin has announced the band's upcoming album will be titled "Breaking the Silence." The new album will be released in February, 2011 through SPV Records. In the mean time, you can check out current Assassin tracks available for streaming through the band's MySpace profile.
On November 19th at the release party of the "Best of Astral Doors" album in Black City, Borlänge, Sweden, the band will be reunited with the original members Martin Haglund and Mika Itaranta.
Vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson commented on the show: "Since we release a Best Of Album and Mika and Martin plays on most of the songs on the album, it was obvious to us that we had to invite them as guests to the gig. A good way to close a chapter and start a new one. Mika and Martin will not be on stage during the entire gig, but they will appear on at least one or two songs. Don't miss this for the world!"
Bay Area thrashers Death Angel recently shot a video clip for the song "Truce" with director Robert Sexton. Photos from the video shoot can be viewed at this location. Sexton previously worked with Death Angel on the clip for the track "Dethroned" off the band’s 2008 effort "Killing Season."
Sweden's Helltrain has issued the following update about upcoming live shows:
"Hi, we have added two new gigs! The first one is coming up soon where will be supporting our childhood friends, the mighty Raised Fist, in our hometown on their 'Friends & traitors tour.' Secondly we have added a festival date in Sorsele, Sweden, the upcoming summer."
You can also check out the band's music via the Helltrain MySpace page.
Finland's Kivimetsän Druidi has issued the following announcement about streaming two songs online from the band's latest album:
"We have just uploaded two new songs from our second album 'Betrayal, Justice, Revenge.' The songs are jolly good drinking song '..Tuoppein'..nostelulaulu' and epic 'Chant Of The Winged One.' Please take a look and have a listen!"
You can hear the songs via the band's MySpace page.
Savannah-based quintet Kylesa has announced a live internet chat to occur tonight, Thursday, October 27th at 6pm PST / 9pm EST at this location. The band has also posted a track-by-track breakdown of the "Spiral Shadow" album through Alt Press, which can be found at this location.
Guitarist/vocalist Ashmedi of Mesopotamian blackened thrash act Melechesh has issued the second of several track by track explanations of songs from the band's new album "Epigenesis." Ashmedi's break down of tracks 3-6 is as follows:
3. Sacred Geometry “The meaning of Sacred Geometry refers to the idea that the cosmos although chaotic has a sense of order and defining geometry i.e. crystalline elements. Even the symbol of chaos is Geometric! Shapes and patterns make existence of the real and surreal possible! Many divine structures or spiritual temples have been built on this principle! Even Pythagoras elaborated on this matter. He discovered that stopping half way through the length of an oscillating string produced an octave relative to the string's fundamental, basically a higher version of the same note, while a ratio of 2:3 produces a perfect fifth and 3:4 produces a perfect fourth. Pythagoreans believed that these harmonic ratios gave music powers of healing which could ‘harmonize’ an out-of-balance body.More...
Mysteriarch has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:
"It's been a while since we've posted any news, so we wanted to give an update on what has been going on with us lately. We have been working on some new material and 2 new songs are near completion. The new songs are more violent and aggressive sounding than our previous works, with more emphasis on guitars and less emphasis on keyboards. We've also been working on recording our 2nd full-length album for quite some time.
"The album is coming along nicely and is sounding great so far. For those who have patiently waited for this album to be released, we believe it will be well worth the wait! We are currently seeking a full-time or session bassist, as well as a live keyboardist. Interested individuals should contact us for an audition. There are still a few copies of our first full-length album 'The Majestic Fall' available. More updates soon to come."
Pantheist has issued the following announcement about streaming a teaser from the band's contribution to the upcoming "Unveiling the Signs" album:
"We have uploaded a teaser of the upcoming Redrum666 release 'Unveiling the Signs', due in November 2010. The release in question is quite Pantheist tinted, as it contains not only a brand new Pantheist track (Barock) but also a track personally contributed by Pantheist member Kostas Panagiotou, as well as a track from Wijlen Wij, a band consisting of Kostas and three ex Pantheist session members. Hope it heightens your anticipation until we are able to inform you when we have copies available."
The track listing of the album is:
1. KOSTAS PANAGIOTOU - Overture: The Madness of Crowds
2. GALLILEOUS - Zabobon (Superstition)
3. WIJLEN WIJ - The Wall of Life
4. DISSOLVING OF PRODIGY - Zlodejska svetelka (Lights of Thieves)
5. PANTHEIST - Barock
Finland's Verjnuarmu released the new album "Lohuton" on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. The band has announced the album will be streaming in its entirety until November 2nd. Each of the tracks from the album can be heard at this location.
The track listing is as follows:
4. Paha paemenen puvussa
6. Pirun saana
7. Ualtoen viemät
Abalam has issued the following announcement about gearing up to enter the recording studio:
"Abalam will be back in the studio in November recording the ‘Digging a Grave For Mankind’ EP. This will be released in February of next year. the release format will be of a Limited Edition 7’ Vinyl only. it will be limited to 200 hand numbered copies and will come with a free Abalam badge and personalized blasphemy from the band!
"Pre-orders are being taken now..To reserve a copy you should send a message with contact details attached. Remember this release will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis. The cost will be no more than £5 plus postage. You are not required to send any monies until the records are ready to ship.
"This will be the first of a number of Abalam releases through 2011.with provision for the reissue of ‘Thy Eternal Sin’ as a vinyl release also. Abalam will also be performing ‘live’ in the UK in 2011. Details will follow. Bahn wishes to thank his Brothers and Sisters of Sickness for your continued support. Ave Satanas."
Sahg has posted live footage online of the band's performance of the tracks "Godless Faith," "Star-crossed," and "Pyromancer" in Gothenburg. The video clips can be viewed below.
Ill Nino just released their new album, "Dead New World" on Victory Records this week. The band is currently shooting a music video for the first single, "Against The Wall," direct by Scott Hansen (A Day To Remember, Otep Alesana, Evergreen Terrace), and we've obtained some sneak peek still shots from the video. Check them out below:
Spain's In Loving Memory has issued the following announcement about entering the studio again to record the songs for an upcoming album:
"Hi guys! After the crack of our last studio effort, in which we wasted time and money to record, mix and master our new album 'Negation Of Life,' we're back into a new studio, The Rock Studios in Bilbao, to record (again) all the tracks. Hopefully now all will be OK, and we're sorry for the this delay on releasing the album."
You can also check out the band's music through the In Loving Memory MySpace profile.
Japanese solo black metal act Juno Bloodlust has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting two new members:
"Finally, I proudly announce the joining of 2 new members. 'Summum Algor' on Drums, and 'Negatium Corporis' on Bass. You can hear their play on our new song which is called 'Justice is Dead.' So, Juno Bloodlust is no more a one-man project. Their joining have been determined in the end of March 2010. It has been debated very carefully, and we have done several rough recordings.
"They are Italian, but having same mind, same music taste, and same philosophy with me who live in Japan. I also went to Italy this summer to meet them. Then I felt there is no doubt to let them join in, because both of them are awesome people. We will re-record past songs for the first full-length albums."
Chicago, Illinois based death metal act The Everscathed has announced the new album "Still Screaming World" is set to be released as a limited edition CD and via digital download on November 9th, 2010. The band is also now streaming 30 second sample tracks from the album online via The Everscathed's MySpace page.
New Orleans heavy metal band haarp has just posted a brand new track on their MySpace page, entitled "All, Alone." The track is cut from their upcoming new album, "The Filth," to be released on November 23rd, 2010 on HOUSECORE RECORDS. The band has also posted the album art on their MySpace page, illustrated by famed artist Paul Booth. "The Filth" is produced by label owner Philip Anselmo.
“When Phil called me all excited about this new brutality and its unique concepts he needed cover art for, I could immediately tell his conviction and excitement far surpassed his usual dark vigor,” recalls album artist Paul Booth. “Of course, I was in. Once Keith presented me with one of haarp's lyrical concepts in regards to Gluttony, it was actually amazing to me how similar their ideas were to my own. This collaborative vision was meant to be, as far as I was concerned. I look forward to creating more art to this slow and painfully twisted epic of doom.”
Italian gothic metallers MACBETH have confirmed that the band is currently in pre-production for its fifth full-length. The band comments, “We know. It has been a while since our last update and that is not without reason. This year has been a pretty busy and tumultuous one for band members. We've been hard at work writing material for the next album since last winter, but unfortunately we have been forced to take a break during this spring and summer as Max needed to recover from a serious shoulder injury exacerbated by playing guitar. Luckily Max’s shoulder is fully healed and he’s working on new stuff right now. Among other things (on September the 4th), Fabrizio and Morena got married after being together almost ten years! Currently in pre-production phase the band is working on vocal lines and lyrics for almost 10 brand new songs. All we can say is that we feel it's some of the best stuff we have ever written. The new studio album is as yet untitled and still without a release date. More details about studios will follow as soon as everything is confirmed. Stay tuned for updates!”
Century Media Records has posted a compilation video online to promote its 20 year anniversary. The video features clips of music videos taken from artists through Century Media's long run as a premier metal label. You can check out the video below:
San Francisco, California heavy metal/hard rock hybrid Midnight Chaser has announced its singing with Heavy Artillery Records. Originally formed in Pittsburgh, Midnight Chaser's signing comes in time for the it to release its debut full length album in early 2011 through Heavy Artillery Records. The album is being geared towards fans of Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Saxon and Diamond Head.
You can check out Midnight Chaser and the songs "Out On Your Shield" and "Awesome Party" at this location.
Infernaeon vocalist Brian Werner has posted the following update online while on its current North American tour with Gwar:
"What can I say, this tour has been a dream come true!! I mean what more can you ask for? Sold out shows left and right, violent crowds of extremely cool fans, and mass murder on stage every night. I mean I've been a GWAR fan since I was 12 years old, even now that I know all the guys behind the masks it doesn't matter. Every night when they walk out on stage I don't see them I see the characters and it's like being 12 years old all over again every single night. Besides for a death metal band touring in the states you don't see shows of this size very often let alone EVERY night!!! The Casualties are some seriously cool motherfuckers too and Mobile Deathcamp is already like family to us so, the whole thing has just been hands down the best tour this band has ever done, and we still have 2 months to go!!!"
British progressive rock veterans Porcupine Tree has posted a new video interview online with Roadrunner Records U.K. Porcupine Tree's latest album, "The Incident," was released in September of 2009 through Roadrunner Records. You can view the two-part interview below:
South Carolina death metal act Nile has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld" which appears on the band's latest studio offering "Those Whom The Gods Detest." You can view the video below: