Metal News for October 3, 2009
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25 news articles posted on this day.
After a long hiatus HAND TO HAND is returning to Europe in November/December to promote their latest Lifeforce Records release, "Design The End/Follow The Horizon." Here are the first confirmed dates:
27-11-09 IT – Rome @ TBA
28-11-09 IT – Genova @ Lionz Club
03-12-09 UK – Leeds @ Josephs Well
04-12-09 DE – Köln @ MTC
06-12-09 FR – Paris @ Batofar
09-12-09 DE – Berlin @ Sage
10-12-09 DE – Hamburg @ Marx
11-12-09 DE – Saalfeld @ Klubhaus
12-12-09 DE – Lichtenstein @ JZ Riot
13-12-09 CZ – Prague @ Lucerna Music Bar
15-12-09 AT – Wien @ Viper Room
16-12-09 AT – Kematen @ Festhalle
17-12-09 AT – Dornbirn @ Schlachthaus
18-12-09 DE – Stuttgart @ Juha West
More tour dates are to be announced.
Rob Zombie's brand new single, "What?," from his upcoming album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls, and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool," has been posted online. "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" is set for release on November 17, 2009.
The complete tracklist for "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" is:
1. Jesus Frankenstein
2. Sick Bubble-Gun
4. Mars Needs Women
5. Werewolf, Baby
6. Virgin Witch
7. Dream Factory
9. Cease To Exist
10. Werewolf Women Of The SS
11. The Man Who Laughs
The Arrow Bar in New York City will be hosting an "Axe To Fall" listening party on October 16th. They'll be playing the new Converge record during Metal Happy Hour and throughout the rest of the night, prior to its October 20th release. Here's the info:
Arrow Bar in NYC
85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
Amaranthe (formerly Avalanche) are currently streaming a new song online titled "Hunger," which is from their upcoming as-yet-untitled album. The track can be heard at the band's MySpace page. Amaranthe will also be releasing a new digital single on October 12th. More...
Venomous Concept (featuring Danny Herrera and Shane Embury from Napalm Death and Kevin Sharp and Dan Lilker from Brutal Truth) are set to play their first U.K. show at the Camden Underworld in London on November 15th. Support will come from Cripple Bastards and All Will Suffer.
Divide The Day has announced that their song "Let It Roll" is now the new theme song for the WWE Friday Night SmackDown. The new WWE intro featuring the song can be found here.
New York's Sun Kills Yesterday have announced that they have recruited Richie Lutkevich on both guitars and clean vocals. Sun Kills Yesterday is currently in the process of working on a new EP which is scheduled to be finished sometime in October.
Montreal avant-garde metal band Unexpect has recently left for Europe for the European Progressive Nation Tour with Dream Theater, Opeth, and Bigelf. The band has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming album and their tour:
"We'll be finishing up the mixing process of the new album as soon as we get back home. In between, we'll be doing the Trois-Rivieres Metal Fest this year with Suffocation & Quo Vadis! Don't miss this annual and classic event on November 13 at the Bâtisse Industrielle!" More...
Gwen Stacy has posted the title track from their upcoming album, "A Dialogue," on their MySpace player.
The album is available for pre-order now. You can get the album on it's own at the Solid State Store or bundled with a T-shirt here. Zambooie has the album with T-shirt and 7" record with 2 additional songs. Or you can also go to Smartpunk and get the album with a set of Gwen Stacy headphones.
In related news, the band recently posted a trailer for their bonus DVD for "A Dialgue."
"A Dialogue" will be available in stores and online October 20th.
Swedish thrashers Guillotine have announced some last-minute additions to their tour schedule - in Gävle and Karlstad (Sweden). After that, the band will be heading back to the studio to record their new album. Here are the new tour dates:
Oct 9 2009 8:00P - TBA (Gävle) Gävle, Sweden
Oct 11 2009 8:00P - Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken Karlstad, Sweden
These cowboys sure know how to save the day! Job for a Cowboy has been rustling and wrangling naysayers to the ground, branding them with their logo and releasing them with a new found respect for an amazing band. I got a chance to hop on their mobile ranch and talk to guitarist Bobby Thompson about their latest album and what he thinks about people downloading it. A transcibed version follows. More...
Florida metal band Dead Mens Dreams has issued the following band update regarding their new lineup:
"Yes, we’re back and we are now a 5 piece!!! Alex our bass player is originally a guitarist and has been playing bass for DMD until we could find a suitable replacement. We have found that replacement and would like to introduce everyone to Mike Vettel or new bass player! Now Alex is playing guitar for DMD alongside ClaudZilla and he brings new dimension to our sound with harmonics and dual guitar leads. Don’t miss our next show with our NEW lineup, it WILL be mind blowing!! Mike is also in the band ‘Enigmatic’ and they are looking for a new singer if anyone is interested." More...
Al, singer of the Boston heavy metal band Ravage, has issued the following tour update:
"Here is an update on how our tour has been going. We've just added a show at Traxx nightclub in NYC on Oct 16th with ROSS THE BOSS formerly of MANOWAR - and we are also playing with him in Vineland NJ on Oct 17th."
"We have a show in Los Angeles on Oct 10th at The Black Castle - check out our page for the latest tour dates..." More...
Swiss death metallers Omophagia have issued the following announcement about canceling their upcoming October 10th tour date:
"I have the unpleasant duty to tell you that we had to cancel our gig at the metal 4 metal at the 10th of October. It's the first time that we have to do this and I'm really sorry that I couldn't tell it to you earlier. It is due to my annual military service which I couldn't change for this weekend. I'm really sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon at our next gig."
Omophagia has also announced that they have begun working on a new album which is schedule to be finished in early 2010.
Polish thrashers Bloodthirst have announced that their new album "Sanctity Denied" will be released on November 14th. The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. Wine for the Insane
2. March with the Dead
3. Towards Hellfire
4. Congregation of Sin
5. Void Inferior
6. Death Upon Thee
7. Sanctity Denied
8. Rage of the Dogs
Hateful Antichristian Thrash (digipack only!)
Assassination is Absolute (live from Death Dealers Fest)
New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle will replace Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky on several dates of Vader’s headlining tour this November/December. Guitarist/scallywag Commodore Redrum offered the following nautical non-sense:
"Aye, since I'm (unfortunately) the least hammered right now out of us pirates three, suppose its my duty, nay, pleasure to fill yar salty ears with great news! After we finish pillaging the European Paganfest, SWASHBUCKLE shall return to North America in support of the mighty VADER. We're stoked and you should be too. Splash will meet thrash and partying will commence!”
The complete line-up consists of Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Swashbuckle, and Augury. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
11/04/09 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/05/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/06/09 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/06/09 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/07/09 The Blender Theater @ Gramercy – New York, NY
11/07/09 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/08/09 Fou Founes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
11/09/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
11/10/09 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/11/09 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
11/12/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/13/09 Pyramid Club – Addison, IL
11/14/09 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/15/09 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/16/09 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
11/17/09 The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
11/18/09 The Underground – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/19/09 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/20/09 Roll-A-Dome – Prince George, BC – CANADA
11/21/09 Bourbon – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
11/21/09 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/22/09 Sugar – Victoria, BC – CANADA
11/23/09 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/24/09 Satyricon – Portland, OR
11/25/09 Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
12/01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/02/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/03/09 Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/04/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/05/09 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/09/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/10/09 Gil’s Bar & Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
12/11/09 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
12/12/09 Ches-A-Rena Entertainment Complex - Cheswick , PA
12/13/09 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Polish death metallers Throneum have completed the recording of their new album "Deathcult Conspiracy," which is set to be released on October 12th through Pagan Records. A sample track from the album titled "Bloody Sacrifice for the Morning Star" can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
German metallers Destruction have issued the following statement about the Ankara Festival being canceled by the promoter:
"This is a sad story. The second festival in Turkey got canceled by the promoter. First Instanbul & now the ROCKTIVAL in Ankara. The band is really dissapointed, hopefully 2010 will be a better year for Turkish Thrash Maniacs.
"Here is the mail from the promoter: 'Hello, I’m Arman Tekin from rocktival. Festival was cancelled because of financial and other secret problems. We sent necessary informations about this issue to your manager but he looks mail late because of he is busy. We wanted to indict this situation and we can arrange turkey tour in our and your free times in 2010 for making up cancellation of festival. However you want. Thank you for everything See you later'"
Ohio metallers Acheron have posted a series of video clips online from their "December Damnation" tour in 2008. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Comeback Kid will be touring the U.S. with Grave Maker. The latest dates with Mother of Mercy and Dead Swans are as follows, with more to be announced soon:
11/03/09 - Erie PA @ Forward Hall
11/04/09 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
11/05/09 - Boston, MA @ ICC
11/06/09 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
11/07/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/08/09 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/12/09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
11/14/09 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Phix
In related Grave Maker news, their new 7 Inch vinyl is out on October 6 through Smallman Recordings.
The new Barren Earth minisite is now online, including band and release information and audio samples from their debut EP, "Our Twilight," which is due out November 9th (11th Finland, 17th US).
With former members of Amorphis, plus current members of Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow, and Kreator, Finland’s Barren Earth presents this 4-track EP of progressive and folk textured death metal.
The CD is now available to pre-order here.
It can also be announced that the band will play their very first gig, in support of the release, at Dantes Highlight in Helsinki on Thursday 19th November 2009.
Look out for the full-length debut album, coming early 2010, containing the extended version of "Our Twilight."
Just For Fun
Rare footage of Napalm Death performing on the BBC show, "What's That Noise?" in 1989 has been uncovered and posted online at YouTube. You can check out the clip below. The show was presented by Craig Charles, (perhaps best known as Lister from the hit sci-fi comedy series, "Red Dwarf") and also featured Sir Cliff Richard and Patrick Moore, who is the presenter of one of the BBC's longest running shows, "The Sky At Night." More...
Atlanta psychedelic metallers Zoroaster have signed a worldwide recording deal with E1 Music. The trio will enter the studio in early 2010 with producer Sanford Parker (The Gates of Slumber, Pelican) to record its label debut and follow up to 2009’s "Voice of Saturn." A summer 2010 release is expected.
“The first time I saw Zoroaster live, I was blown away and knew we had to add them to the growing E1 roster,” comments E1 Music VP of Metal Scott Givens. “They push the limits of the metal genre with their music and are unlike any other act out there now. We are honored to be their partners.”
Zoroaster's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Bury Your Dead has issued the following announcement about letting fans pick the set list for their upcoming tour dates:
"As you may (or may not) know we will be heading out on tour with Throwdown, For Today, ABACABB, and The World We Knew soon.
"We were sitting down to figure out a setlist for this run just like we do before every tour, and we decided we'd try something new. We're going to let YOU pick which songs you want to hear us play.
"Here's the deal, leave us a comment on this blog post and tell us what you want to hear us play. The catch is you can only pick from Cover Your Tracks or newer, and pick no more than 3 songs please. That's it! We're going to leave this open for the next month and then we'll go through and build our list based on what YOU pick. Easy enough right? Let's get to it!"
The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature former Kiss member and solo artist Ace Frehley and the following lineup of videos:
Kiss - "I Love It Loud"
Straight Line Stitch - "Taste Of Ashes"
Goatwhore - "Apocalyptic Havoc"
Rob Zombie - "American Witch"
Kiss - "Tears Are Falling"
Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"