Metal News for October 3, 2010
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23 news articles posted on this day.
Canadian melodic hardcore act Alexisonfire has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming release "iTunes Originals." The all digital release features short documentary clips as well as five re-recorded tracks. "iTunes Originals" is set for release on October 18, 2010 through Roadrunner Records.
The press release states:
"The iTunes Originals session encompasses interview clips of the band members reflecting on their career and revealing the inspirations behind their songs, along with album tracks and new live versions of some of their most popular songs. Alexisonfire recorded their iTunes Originals session in Spring of this year and performed six tracks live in the studio specifically for this release. Alexisonfire’s iTunes Originals will be available as an album or as individual tracks. However the interview segments are only available by purchasing the complete release."
The full tracklisting for the release is as follows:
You Burn First *
Heading For The Sun
Boiled Frogs *
This Could Be Anywhere in the World *
Born and Raised
No Transitory *
Happiness By The Kilowatt *
* indicates iTunes original version
Swedish progressive metal act Memfis has posted two new songs to its official Myspace page. The songs, titled "Serpent," "In Chase of Death" and "Vertigo," are to be included on the bands second full length album. The as-yet-untitled release was recorded at Bohus Sound Studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Fredrik Reinedahl.
You can check out the new songs at this location.
Legendary California death/grind act Autopsy has announced its participation in the upcoming edition of Neurotic Deathfest. The festival appearance is in promotion of its forthcoming EP, the first batch of new material to be released in over a decade. The EP, titled "The Tomb Within," will be released on CD and LP on September 13th, 2010 through the Peaceville Records webstore, with a street date planned for later in the fall.
Neurotic Deathfest it set to take place April 29th and 30th, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland.
Neurotic Deathfest confirmed line-up:
Sheffield, U.K. deathcore act Bring Me the Horizon has posted full behind the scenes footage from its recent music video shoot for the track "It Never Ends." The song is included on the band's forthcoming third full length release "There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret" which is set for release on October 5th, 2010.
You can view the videos below:
Heavy metallers Reverend have commented on the recent passing of guitarist Davey Lee. The band's statement read as follows:
"With sad and heavy hearts we want to let all of our friends and fans know that Davey Lee, our lead guitarist, passed away Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. from a heart attack. We will greatly miss his sense of humor, his love and dedication to his family and friends, metal music and to Byfist/Reverend.
"You will be sorely missed, Davey, but we know you will keep on rockin'!!!"
Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero have posted its second studio webisode online. The band are once again working with producer Julius "Juice" Butty at both Jukasa Studios and Silo Recording Studio to record it's third full length album.
You can view the video below:
PlayThisRiff.com has new Deicide guitar lessons online, featuring guitar lesson videos with Kevin Quirion and Steve Asheim.
At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by DEICIDE:
"DESECRATION (Part 1)"
"DESECRATION (Part 2)"
"EARLY INFLUENCES" (Steve Asheim)
"KEVIN'S PRACTICE TIPS"
"TILL DEATH DO US PART" (Steve Asheim)
"WARM UP EXERCISES"
The video for "Desecration (Part 1)" is available here.
Anger As Art has checked in with the following recap of what the band has been up to recently and plans for a new album:
"Callous And Furor remixed? Yeah, you read it correctly. After we played at the Galaxy Theater last weekend, we were heading into some downtime while Rob is in Europe with Evil Dead. So, a lot to do. We are starting to get material together for our 4th full length release (that is still a ways off, but we are in a creative mode, so why not?), and starting to plan tour dates for 2011. What happened to this year? It makes no sense to bitch, or throw stones. The dates fell apart. Blame the economy, blame the world stacked against you... no one cares. I built this band on the idea that we can 'take a punch'. Its a metaphor for life. Much like a farmer who loses his crop - we are sowing the seeds of 2011. 'you better hope to kill me off, 'cuz this is personal.'
"Anyway, that's right - the Galaxy. Chris Trent (producer of our debut, and Callous And Furor) was in attendance. He is one of those guys who I simply trust - and have always thought of him as a member of AAA. Well, he contacted me this week. Mentioned that he was inspired by the show to revisit the C&F sessions. The best thing he said was "yeah, I know - a lot of good it does 4 years later." With some new programs at CT Audio, he did a complete remix of Callous And Furor.
"A word on C&F- I love the record. It was an accurate picture of where we were at the time. Some of those songs are my heart and soul and remain staples of the live set. But between myself and Chris, we knew that sacrifices were being made. There were tones selected, etc. that didn't fit too well. To my ears, a lot of midrange, and not enough bottom end. I mean, shit - we are Anger, not Megadeth. More...
Karma to Burn has posted a video clip online of the band's time in the recording studio with John Garcia in September, 2010. The footage can be viewed below.
Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth has issued the following update about the band's recent activity:
"Dear, dear Filth-ites, it seems Autumn is well and truly upon us, judging by the deluge of rain and sloppy leaves dancing across the manor lawn. Still, it means the album and that most joyous of occasions, Hallowe'en, are just around the corner, barely a skeleton of a month away.
"We've been particularly busy here in the Cradle camp in the few weeks or so, firstly with working towards the completion of all the album formats artwork-wise, and secondly, with the associated press trips and heavy phoner schedule that a new release always brings. It has been absolutely rampant, but fun, and very surreal.
"Germany was great as all the interviews the first day were conducted from the skyline bar of the Hotel, affording us 180 degree views of Berlin on a warm September afternoon and a steady stream of chilled Chardonnay and thick German beer. Then the evening saw us ensconced in an Addams Family style kitschy eatery called 'White Trash' (uncanny…) with a flock of journalists, including the near-legendary Thomas Clausen, chugging back cocktails and reminiscing on eighties metal, as gourmet burgers and onion rings the size of your head were devoured. The next day interviews were held two doors down at the Last Cathedral bar, with its faux medieval vibe and dungeon-esque interior. Incidentally this will be the venue for the band's visit on October 29th, when we will be accompanying an official playback of our new album, following a live appearance on German MTV for our latest video, Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned). More...
Destroyer 666 has issued the following brief update from the road: "Alls well that ends in Hell. Our hails to the rabid maniacs who have attended thus far. Every show has been fucking ripping. We stand honored and humbled. Unchain the fucking Wolves." Destroyer 666 still has the following upcoming tour dates:
10/4 2010 Dynamo Saal Zurich, SWITZERLAND
10/5 2010 Nachtleben Frankfurt, GERMANY
10/6 2010 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, GERMANY
10/7 2010 Pieffe Factory Gorizia, Gorizia, ITALY
10/8 2010 Z-Bau Nürnberg, GERMANY
10/9 2010 Backstage München, GERMANY
10/10 2010 Blue Hell Club Budapest, Budapest
10/11 2010 Tineretului Hall Baia Mare, Baia Mare, ROMANIA
10/12 2010 Silver Church Bucharest, ROMANIA
10/13 2010 R.B.F CLUB Sofia, BULGARIA
10/15 2010 MC Pekarna Maribor, SLOVENIA
10/17 2010 Loch Ness Club Krakow, POLAND
10/18 2010 Progresja Warsaw, POLAND
10/20 2010 Outback Kassel, GERMANY
10/22 2010 Hellraiser Leipzig, GERMANY
10/23 2010 Matrix Club Prag, CZECH REPUBLIC
10/24 2010 Viper Room Wien, AUSTRIA
10/26 2010 Centre Culturel de Flemalle Liege, BELGIUM
10/27 2010 Baroeg Rotterdam, SWEDEN
10/28 2010 Marx Hamburg, GERMANY
10/29 2010 Kultur Bolaget malmoe, SWEDEN
10/30 2010 Betong Oslo, NORWAY
10/31 2010 Klubben Stockholm, SWEDEN
Kittie has posted a video message online regarding the recent news of suicides among gay youth. The video clip can be viewed below.
The organizers of the TMT metal festival, who had previously issued this statement regarding rumors of band's dropping off the bill, have now update the event's MySpace page with the following statement about reports of problems with the festival: "Well we'll say this. In regards to all the negative people out there! Fuck you! If you can do better then show us! At least we had the balls to do it! So once again. Fuck you! LOL." More information on the festival, and a behind-the-scenes video clip, can be viewed at this location.
The Crimson Armada has posted a new song, entitled "Conviction," on the band's Myspace page. The Crimson Armada will be performing more new material on the upcoming Monument Tour w/ Miss May I. The tour dates are as follows:
10/29/2010 - The Grog Shop (Cleveland Heights, OH)
10/30/2010 - The Eagle Theater (Pontiac, MI)
10/31/2010 - Clearwater Theater (West Dundee, IL)
11/2/12010 - Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)
11/3/2010 - The Complex (Salt Lake City, UT)
11/4/2010 - The Venue (Boise, ID)
11/5/2010 - El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
11/6/2010 - Hawthorne Theater (Portland, OR)
11/7/2010 - The Boardwalk (Orangevale, CA)
11/9/2010 - Jerry's Pizza (Bakersfield, CA)
11/10/2010 - Chain Reaction (Anaheim, CA)
11/11/2010 - The Key Club (West Hollywood, CA)
11/12/2010 - Soma Side Stage (San Diego, CA)
11/13/2010 - The Clubhouse (Tempe, AZ)
11/14/2010 - The Launchpad (Albuquerque, NM)
11/16/2010 - The Door (Dallas, TX)
11/17/2010 - The White Rabbit (San Antonio, TX)
11/18/2010 - Emo's (Austin, TX)
11/19/2010 - Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
11/20/2010 - The High Ground (Metairie, LA)
11/22/2010 - The Social (Orlando, FL)
11/23/2010 - The Orpheum (Tampa, FL)
11/24/2010 - The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
11/26/2010 - School Of Rock (S. Hackensack, NJ)
11/27/2010 - The Studio (New York, NY)
11/28/2010 - The Church (Philadelphia, PA)
11/30/2010 - The Palladium (Worcester, MA)
12/1/2010 - Underworld (Montreal, QC)
12/2/2010 - Mavericks (Ottowa, ON)
12/3/2010 - Annex Wreckroom (Toronto, ON)
12/4/2010 - Xtreme Wheelz (Buffalo, NY)
12/5/2010 - The Attic Club (Kettering, OH)
Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL has released another track, "Reprogrammed to Hate," on their MySpace page. The song features guest vocals by Chino Moreno of the Deftones.
Guitarist and founding member Alex Wade comments, "Reprogrammed to Hate is definitely one of my favorite songs on the album. It's catchy, upbeat, and really heavy. It also features guest vocals from Deftones Vocalist Chino Moreno which really makes the song shine in my opinion."
Death of Desire is currently streaming several raw, unmastered samples from the band's upcoming album "ANTIhuman," which was recorded at Iron Forge Studios and is being produced by Steve Tucker. You can check out the tracks via the Death of Desire MySpace page. Additional details on the new album will be announced as they become available.
Vocalist Tomi Mykkänen of Finland's Battlelore has issued the following update about the band finishing the new album "Doombound:"
"Some good new for you American fans! And album news. No, we are not coming on tour there. :( BUT Hot Topic is selling our merchandise on all their retail outlets. On other news the album 'Doombound' is now ready. The music is mastered, artwork provided, bonus stuff almost ready. Sounds great!"
You can also check out the band's music via the Battlelore MySpace profile.
Norway's Blood Red Throne has issued the following brief statement about seeking fan input for the band's set list on the upcoming U.S. tour dates: "Live song requests! So, everybody, it's getting closer to our first US tour. Feel free to send us a message if there are any songs you wanna hear live and what venue! Death metal cheers!" You can leave a message for the band at this location.
The Summoned has checked in with the following update about streaming new songs online via the band's MySpace profile:
"After months and months of hyping, studio footage, and blogging we're finally pleased to let you hear one of our new songs off our debut album 'If Only Minds Could Paint Pictures' that we've added to our MySpace page called 'The Flood.' We're so pumped to finally release something new, we felt we've rode out our demo long enough and that it was time for us to just release some of this insanity.
"We're very proud of our work on the album and we hope that people will see the work that went into it with the songs we've released. Other songs we've added are updated album versions of 'Dreaming In 2D,' 'Anatomy of a Bar Fight,' and 'Voids.' No release date has been set yet but we're hoping for a December or maybe January, as soon as when we find out a date we'll let everyone know. Get ready because this is just the tip of the iceberg!"
North Carolina's Bloodsoaked has issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for the new album "The Death of Hope:"
"Here it is, the brand new cover art and track listing. The two re-recorded songs are my two favorite songs from the first CD that I feel deserve a much better production. I have been writing the entire new CD with Brent Williams, the drummer for Atrocious Abnormality. Brent has sparked new blood in the writing process as will be very evident once the recording is complete.
"At this time it is still un-clear if I will record with Brent or stick with the programmed drums. Shane McFee is still programming my live drums as he did on the last Bloodsoaked album 'Sadistic Deeds Grotesque Memories.' The cover art for the new CD was done by Jumali Katani, the complete layout will be done by Steve/Comatose Music."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Wading The Blood Pools
2. Forever Damned
3. Obsessed With Hate
4. No God
5. Consume The Flesh
6. The Death of Hope
9. Self Mutilation (re-recorded)
10. Grinding Your Guts (re-recorded)
Dødheimsgard has issued the following announcement about seeking fan contributions of photos, videos, and flyers:
"Fiends and cohorts - your help is required! Dødheimsgard are collecting archival media from their past for an upcoming project. We are looking for anything, scans or links to photos, videos, interviews, flyers or anything Dødheimsgard related. Any videos from the Dimmu Borgir/DHG tour are very sought-after, as are any promotional pictures from the Kronet Til Konge era, Monumental Possession etc etc.
"If you can upload it online then that would be preferable, but if you have anything interesting you can send, then we will pay for it to be posted and return it safely via registered mail. Everyone who sends material will have their name entered into a competition to win a free copy of Supervillain Outcast on CD and will also have their names featured on/in the upcoming project (as yet undisclosed). Please send your ephemera/links/junk/spam to kvohst AT Hotmail DOT com."
"Keep It In The Family" may be a song by Anthrax, but for another American thrash metal band it means something else entirely. The band in question would be Death Angel, who were formed in 1982 by four cousins, vocalist and bassist Dennis Pepa, guitarist Gus Pepa, drummer Andy Galeon and Rob Cavestany, who also played guitar. The cousins went through a number of names before deciding to settle with Death Angel, after coming across a book by the same name. The original lineup of the band recorded a demo entitled, "Heavy Metal Insanity," which sounded alot more like New Wave Of British Heavy Metal bands such as Tygers Of Pan Tang, than the thrash metal style of which the band would later be known. In 1984, the band decided to recruit their roadie, Mark Osegueda (also a second cousin of the band members) to take over the role of vocalist, allowing Dennis Pepa to focus on his bass playing and the new lineup made their live debut supporting Megadeth (which was one of only four shows to feature Kerry King as Megadeth's guitarist.) The band continued to slug it out in the clubs and refine their live show, as well as musicianship, before recording a new demo in 1986 called, "Kill As One," which featured Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett as producer. The demo proved to be extremely popular in the tape trading community, earning the band a solid fanbase and eventually leading to a deal with Enigma Records. Through, Enigma, they released their first full length album, "The Ultra-Violence," which found favour with many thrash metal fans, as well as the impressive fact that all of the band members were under twenty years old at the time, with drummer Andy Galeon only fifteen years of age at the time of release. The group also filmed a music video for the song, "Voracious Souls," but it found little airplay, owing to it's lyrical nature, which refers to marijuana.
The next year, the band released their second album, the comical sounding, "Frolic Through The Park," which saw their popularity rise signifficantly. The album received largely positive reviews and garnered a minor hit with the song, "Bored," which was inspired by the unlikely influence of U2 and was eventually featured in the movie, "Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III." The record was also praised for it's diverse range of influences, which no longer confined Death Angel's music to straight forward thrash metal, and for the band's excellent cover of the Kiss song, "Cold Gin." The success of the album allowed the group to tour the world for the first time, finding particular success in Japan, where they sold out two tours in support of the record. Following the release of, "Frolic..." the band's contract with Enigma was bought out by major label, Geffen, who released the band's next album, "Act III" in 1990. Once again, Death Angel expanded their musical range, incorporating elements of funk and making greater use of acoustic guitars and backing vocals. The album featured two singles in the form of, "Seemingly Endless Time" and the ballad, "A Room With A View," which was sung mostly by guitarist Rob Cavestany. The album didn't give them the mainstream breakthrough which they deserved, but saw their popularity as a live act remain intact, selling out famous venues such as London's Hammersmith Odeon and The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. More...
APE has posted a brand new song called "Man To Machine" on their MySpace player. This song is part of a three-song EP the band is about to release. APE's second release is appropriately called "...And Then There Were Two."