Metal News for October 7, 2010
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In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N Roses) says that he considered Axl Rose (Guns N Roses) as one of the singers for his recent solo project, explaining that Rose would be able to sing the shit out of all of his songs. I also believe this would give the two an opportunity to bond; each day calling Steven Adler (Adler’s Appetite, ex-Guns N Roses) and ask if he wants to get the band together then yelling “psyche!” Then hanging up the phone… More...
Vancouver progressive metal act Quartered has announced a CD release party set to take place on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Rickshaw Theater. Support on the bill will come Stella, Fame and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Quartered released its second full length album "Walks Like A Ghost" on August 24, 2010 through Vancouver based Thorny Bleeder Records.
"Walks Like A Ghost" tracklisting:
2. Eternity Below
3. After Midnight
4. Walks Like A Ghost
6. Life And Light In The Form Of You
7. Letter To You
8. Nothing Without Love
11. Falling Man
Asking Alexandria has announced the following upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour dates:
10/07/10 Tulsa, OK@ Marquee Theatre w/ Veil of Maya
10/08/10 Amarillo, TX@ Club Khaos w/ Veil of Maya
10/09/10 Las Cruces, NM @ Mikey's Place w/ Veil of Maya
10/10/10 Tucson, AZ@ Rialto Theatre w/ Veil of Maya
10/11/10 Victorville, CA VVEC w/ Veil of Maya, For All Those Sleeping
10/12/10 SAN FRANCISCO, CA@ THE REGENCY w/ All That Remains
10/13/10 Reno, NV @Knitting Factory w/ ALL THAT REMAINS, VEIL OF MAYA
10/15/10 SAN DIEGO, CA @ SOMA w/ All That Remains
10/16/10 LOS ANGELES, CA@ HOUSE OF BLUES w/ All That Remains
10/17/10 LAS VEGAS, NV@ FREMONT EAST DISTRICT w/ All That Remains
10/19/10 Colorado Springs, CO @The Black Sheep w/ BORN OF OSIRIS
10/20/10 DENVER, CO @THE SUMMIT MUSIC HALL W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
10/21/10 Farmington, NM @Gators w/ BORN OF OSIRIS
10/22/10 ALBUQUERQUE, NM @SUNSHINE THEATRE W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
10/23/10 Lubbock, TX @Cactus Courtyard W/ BORN OF OSIRIS
10/24/10 Corpus Christi, TX@House of Rock w/ BORN OF OSIRIS
10/25/10 AUSTIN, TX @EMO'S W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
10/26/10 HOUSTON, TX @WAREHOUSE LIVE W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
10/27/10 DALLAS, TX @THE PALLADIUM SHOWROOM W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
10/28/10 Memphis, TN @New Daisy Theatre w/ BORN OF OSIRIS
10/29/10 ATLANTA, GA @THE MASQUERADE W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
10/30/10 ORLANDO, FL @THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
10/31/10 CHARLOTTE, NC @AMOS' SOUTHEND W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
11/01/10 Raleigh, NC @Lincoln Theatre w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
11/03/10 Norfolk, VA @The Norva w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
11/04/10 Baltimore, MD @Rams Head Live w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
11/05/10 Philadelphia, PA @The Trocadero w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
11/06/10 HARTFORD, CT @WEBSTER THEATRE W/ ALL THAT REMAINS
11/08/10 Syracuse, NY@The Lost Horizon w/ ALL THAT REMAINS, BORN OF OSIRIS
11/09/10 Toronto, ON @Phoenix Concert Theatre w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
11/10/10 Albany, NY @Northern Lights w/ BORN OF OSIRIS, ULTRAGEIST
11/11/10 New York, NY@ Best Buy Theater w/ All That Remains
11/12/10 Columbus, OH @Newport Music Hall w/ ALL THAT REMAINS, BORN OF OSIRIS
11/13/10 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
11/14/10 Chicago, IL @Metro w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
Victoria, BC's Archon Legion has posted some new recordings on MySpace. These songs will be featured on the upcoming EP. Check the tracks out at www.myspace.com/archonlegion.
Dutch composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen's Star One project has posted a new video trailer for "Victims Of The Modern Age." The album will be released through InsideOut Music in North America on October 25, 2010. You can view the album trailer below:
Japanese death metal band Hydrophobia will be organizing Dead in Horror 2010, Asian extreme music festival, which is set to take place December 4th at the Beat Station in Fukuoka, Japan.
For more information, visit the festival's web site at www3.to/deadinhorror.
Bands confirmed for the festival: More...
Irish hard rock act Therapy? has revealed the tracklisting for its first-ever official live album, "We're Here To The End." "We're Here To The End" is set for release on November 8 through Global Music. The album features 36 tracks spanned across two discs and was recorded in March of 2010 when the band performed three nights at the London Water Rats Theatre as part of its 20th-anniversary celebration.
The "We're Here To The End" tracklisting is:
4. Enjoy The Struggle
5. Die Like A Motherfucker
7. Meat Abstract
10. A Moment Of Clarity
12. Neck Freak
14. Potato Junkie
15. Dancin' With Manson
16. If It Kills Me
4. Evil Elvis
6. Rain Hits Concrete
7. Our White Noise
8. Opal Mantra
9. Fantasy Bag
10. Church Of Noise / The Head That Tried To Strangle Itself
11. Polar Bear
12. Crooked Timber
13. Punishment Kiss
14. Trigger Inside
15. Innocent X
16. Die Laughing
Slash has announced that he, in association with Scout Productions (of films Transsiberian and Fog Of War) has started his own production company called Slasher Films. Their first project, Nothing To Fear, is already underway. The horror/thriller will follow a family as it looks for a big change by moving to a small town in rural Kansas only to encounter an ancient demon with an insatiable blood lust. The screenplay was written by Jonathan W.C. Mills.
Slasher Films plans to produce contemporary horror films with a nod to the thrillers of the 70's and 80's. "I've always been a huge horror fan and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I've always wanted to do. My audience is made up of young, edgy, discerning consumers, with an appetite for quality and a hint of anarchy," explains Slash.
Swedish metallers One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has checked in from Black Lounge Studio while recording the new album, "The Dark Epic":
"Hello folks. Marek here with an update from Black lounge / The abyss studio.
"So the process have begun, we are recording a new album. The dark epic... And what a killer album it will be.
"I started this morning off pretty early about 7 am. Changed all the heads and tuned and rigged my kit. Jonas showed up as planned about 9am and started putting micks on the drums and preparing all his stuff. By lunch the linecheck and basicsound was complete and we where ready to start tracking. We grabbed a quick bite and then started. First of was 'The Dark Epic...' then 'Devil's harlot,' followed by 'Zombie Syndrome' and finishing up the day with 'Inside the head of god.' If felt really good to get such start from day one. I'm really happy with today, tired but happy."
"We started tracking 9.30am. Fresh, rested and full of energy. Feel really good working with Jonas again. He's really a positive guy that encurages you to do your best. Thanks dude!!!
"Anyway by 4.00pm all the song where tracked. I feel really good about the whole process. Drumsound, studiowibe and my playing. This album will kick major ass.
"I also got the opportunity to meet the guys form Septic Flesh, that are here mixing their new album.
"So there you have it. That was the second day in the making of 'The Dark Epic...'"
Alternative thrash metal act Daath has posted a new studio video online. The video features in the studio footage as well as band members discussing the new album. Daath's forthcoming self-titled album is set for release on October 25, 2010.
You can view the album below:
Richmond, VA’s Cough has premiered the track "A Year In Suffering" from the band's Relapse debut "Ritual Abuse" online now courtesy of BrooklynVegan.com at this location. The MP3 comes with the announcement of Cough’s performance as part of the annual CMJ music fest held across New York City the week of October 19th. Cough will be appearing as part of the official BV-BBG Showcase Saturday, October 23rd at Union Pool with new label-mates Royal Thunder along with The Body, Inter Arma, and more. The new album "Ritual Abuse" will see an October 26th North American release date. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
11/7 2010 COMMON GROUNDS WITH COUGH AND HOLLOW LEG GAINESVILLE, FL
11/9 2010 THE WAREHOUSE WITH COUGH AND HOLLOW LEG JACKSONVILLE, Fl
11/28 2010 Dez's House (Seven Sisters of Sleep + Children Of God + Torch Runner + Pigeonwing) Garden G
Melodic hardcore act Caliban has posted a new European tour trailer online for its fothcoming trek with Soilwork, All That Remains, Neaera and Bleed From Within. You can view the tour trailer below:
Amaranthe has posted a studio blog of the band recording the debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. You can watch the video below.
Firewind guitarist, Gus G., and singer, Apollo Papathanasio, have given a track-by-track breakdown of the new album, "Days of Defiance." Gus and Apollo talk about their inspirations, playing techniques and recording process for each song on the album.
"Days of Defiance" is due out on October 25 via Century Media.
Catch Firewind on tour at the following dates:
Nov. 04 Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Nov. 05 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Nov. 06 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 07 Montreal, QUE - Les Foufounes Electriques
Dec. 18 Sofia, BUL - Blue Box Club
Dec. 19 Thessaloniki, GR - Mylos Apothiki
Jan. 07, 2010 London, UK - The Relentless Garage
Awake has issued the following update about working on a new album and performing a 10th anniversary show:
"Hello all, Awake is very proud to announce tomorrow, (8/10/10) a new track from the forth coming album will have it's very first radio play. We can now reveal the new album will be officially titled 'Into the storm.' This will be the first album recorded with Peterborough's finest guitarists Andy & Steven Coles. Due to demand, Awake has released one track from the new album for radio play. You can hear the very first exclusive radio play of 'Bleed from you' tomorrow night on Overloaded Rock show between 8pm - 10pm. Listen live at this location.
"You will also be able to hear 'Bleed from you' on: 9/10/10 - Saturday rocks 1-3pm listen live, 10/10/10 - Sunday rock show 10pm -12am Listen live, 11/10/10- Metal gods rock show 7pm-9pm Listen live
"Awake is celebrating 10 years in November and is hosting a gig in the home town of Cambridge where it all began. A night of metal through the 10 years including some of the new tracks. It would be great to see you there, tickets are just £4. We have support from the fantastic London based band The Mariana Hollow. Also pencil in Saturday 6th November where the lads will be live in the studio with Jenny on Saturday rocks for a whole 2 hours of chat and metal. Stay AWAKE!" More...
Cradle of Filth has issued the following brief update about streaming a new track online via the "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" mini-website: "New song uploaded to the mini-site! Indeed it is that time again, every Wednesday a NEW song will be uploaded to the Cradle Of Filth mini-site! Check out ‘The Persecution Song’ at this location. Enjoy." The new album will be released on November 1st (November 9th in the U.S.).
Eternal Tears of Sorrow has issued the following update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:
"Hello guys and gals, it's been a long time since we've been writing a blog entry here, so I suppose it's time to summarize what we've been doing during the past 12 months. We started our Finnish / European tour a year ago with several gigs here in Finland. You know, between 2001 and 2008, we only played four gigs(!) of which only one took place outside Oulu, our hometown(!!). There were a lot of reasons for not playing live shows during that time, and the most important reason was that between late 2001 and late 2004, we were in an inactive state - in short, this band didn't even exist at that time.
"But during the last 12 months, we've been doing more gigs than ever (excluding the year 2000 that was an exception in many ways). So, thanks to all who came to see us in Finland, Romania and Russia! We still have one more gig this year - Hamburg in a couple of weeks. There may be a gig or two next year, but we want to work on our next album in 2011.
"Currently, we're writing new songs. We already got a lot of 'em but you know, there's always room for new great songs. We have several ideas on how the next album should sound like... I can't tell you guys much about the ideas but let's just say we (once again) want to be versatile and try to to something new. We also want to make the album heavier, more extreme, more beautiful, more atmospheric than ever before.. Well, not in one song but as a whole. More...
Mike Conte, frontman and founding member of Early Man, has issued the following statement after the departure of drummer Adam Bennati.
"I haven't had a chance to get to a computer until now so here's a much-needed update for you.
"It's been a crazy few weeks, to say the least.
"About five days before this tour started, I made the decision to part ways with Adam, our drummer of the past seven years. A plethora of things were taken into consideration before making this difficult decision, but as the leader and founding member of the band, it is my responsibility to make decisions based on what I feel is best for myself and the band in both the short term and long term.
"I wish Adam the best in the future and have some fond memories of his time spent in the band. That being said, my number one interest as always is to take EARLY MAN to the next level, and that process continues.
"EARLY MAN has been my musical creative outlet for nearly 15 years, the band is essentially an extension of me. As always, the creative vision and everything that the band has been about since its inception continues to be steered by me and remains unchanged. There have been numerous musicians involved with the band over the years and there will be more in the future and I appreciate the time spent with all of them. For me, the beat goes on. I've already recently turned my attention to writing songs for the next EARLY MAN record and am eagerly looking towards the future with newfound interest.
"Speaking of time, I realize parting ways with a bandmember five days before the start of a U.S. tour is far from ideal, but it is what it is. We'll soon have another permanent drummer. In the meantime and in order to salvage this tour, I found a drummer through a good friend by the name of Jabari Parker in Los Angeles who learned six of our songs in one day, something that I would've thought was impossible when I started spreading the word that I was looking for a fill in for this tour. Rather than cancelling any dates, I practiced with Pete (our other guitarist) and the new drummer for about five hours and then we got into a van and drove 24 straight hours to Tulsa, Oklahoma to start our current tour. We played four shows without a bass player and then we picked up an old friend of mine in Austin, Texas who is the guitarist and singer of a band called LIONS OF TSAVO to play bass.
"Although it's been a whirlwind of insanity, we are having a fucking blast! I honesty haven't laughed this much in years. I can't remember a time in the recent past where I was having this much fun on a tour, something that has been missing in the band at least for me for many years now. Everyone from the fans to the bands have been such a huge support and they've made it easy to keep the fire burning.
"So if we're hitting your city over the next few weeks, come out and say hello, share a drink and bang your head.
"I apologize for the fact that we are playing an abbreviated set (6-8 songs a night) but the important thing is we're making it happen, and to be honest, it sounds pretty goddamn amazing given the circumstances, which attests to the talent and ability of the the fill-in drummer and bassist."
Operatika has issued the following update about working on a new album to be released in 2011:
"New album updates: at the moment, Operatika is in full pre-production mode for our next album. Our new songs are heavier and more technical while incorporating our unique Operatika elements. Stay tuned for more news and the new record (to be released in 2011)."
You can also check out Operatika's music via the band's MySpace profile.
The Burning has posted a third studio video online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the footage:
"We have uploaded the third studio webisode from the recordings of 'Hail the Horde,' out in Europe on October 25 via Massacre Records. This time we follow front man Johnny Haven as he enters Jacob Bredahls (Purified In Blood, The Kandidate) studio to lay down vocals for the album. Check out the third webisode below."
Finland's To/Die/For has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"Heya, now drums are now recorded for the 5 songs and all feels good. Our next album will be more like real playing and it is not gonna sound as a machine would be playing it. (Like 99.9.% or more bands are doing nowadays and TDF also did before) We are bored to that 'shit' for now. Music must be more natural, and that is the only way to get more feelings on it.
"But we are also gonna use some programmed stuff, and on those parts we need to do editing and etc. anyway. And this studio talking is fucking boring too. Show me the way to the next whiskey bar and to the next little girl and let's fucking drink and make love until our brains will explode!
"Lyrics are gonna be from real life or at least based on real life. Not any meaningless gothic fantasy. 'Birds on the tomb stone.' I mean there is gonna be strong feelings from my life anyway. Love, deaths, fears, influences from another cultures, and also a bit hope in it....maybe. Also we will record (with respect) one Iggy Pop´s song. (cry for love) More...
Primitive Graven Image has issued the following announcement about a mini-tour this weekend supporting Skaldic Curse:
"Darkest greetings all, we'll be a part of a mini-tour this weekend supporting Skaldic Curse along with Swansea based black metallers Ghast (Todestreib Records) and new to the scene Bristol black metallers Throes over the following dates: 8th October - Camden Unicorn - Free Show, 9th October - Birmingham Ayslum, 10th October - Bristol, The Croft
"Skaldic Curse is of course the home of ex-Akercocke guitarist Paul Scanlan, and we're immensely looking forward to these dates. Extra support for the Birmingham Show comes from Towers Of Flesh, and at Bristol from Rosicrucian.
"Finally, with our regular bassist Psi unable to play the Birmingham show due to prior commitments, we'll be helped out live in Birmingham by none other than Abgott vocalist/lead guitarist Agamoth who'll be lending his talent and black metal fury to the lower 4 strings for a change! Here's to a weekend of Black Metal!"
German black metal outfit dark Fortress has posted their new music video online for the song, "Ylem," which is the title track of their latest studio album. You can check it out below.
Vocalist Morean states: "The title track of our last album is a spell summoning the death of the universe in an accelerated "big crunch". The end of all living matter in the universe is inevitable, and in this invocation the sorcerer is a witness to this inevitable cosmic disaster. The clip is set in an atmosphere of desertion, with no more signs of civilisation, after the exponentially growing sun has scorched away all traces of life. As a last refuge, going underground offers the only shelter that is left, where the protagonist willingly surrenders to destruction and embraces his own end in a vision evoking both the distant past and distant future of our planet." More...
Candlelight Records has issued the following announcement about inking a record deal with Sigh:
"Candlelight Records is proud to announce the signing of Japanese Black Metal Experimentalists Sigh. Sigh were formed in April of 1990 and did two demos before the 'Requiem for Fools' 7" EP on Wild Rags, which led us to sign to Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions. The debut album 'Scorn Defeat' was recorded in 1993, but Euronoymous was murdered before its release, and Voices of Wonder Records took over DSP and released the 'Scorn Defeat.' Sigh then moved to Cacophonous Records and released: Infidel Art (1995) Ghastly Funeral Theatre (1996 mini album) Hail Horror Hail (1997) Scenario IV: Dread Dreams (1999) 'Hail Horror Hail' was chosen as one of the most important 100 heavy metal albums of the nineties in Terrorizer Magazine.
"Sigh signed to Century Media Records and then released 'Imaginary Sonicscape' in 2001. The album was again well received worldwide. The sixth album 'Gallows Gallery', the debut album for the newly recruited Junichi Harashima, was released in 2005 by Baphomet/Season of Mist Records (US) and Candlelight Records (Europe). It was chosen as No.14 album of 2005 in UK's Terrorizer Magazine. (This was re-mastered by James Murphy and re-released through The End Records in 2007.)
"The seventh album 'Hangman’s Hymn' , which is the fastest and the most symphonic album by Sigh, was released in 2007 on The End Records (US) and Osmose Prodcutions (Europe). 'Me-Devil' from this album was featured on the Canadian heavy metal documentary movie 'Global Metal' directed by Sam Dunn. ‘A Tribute to Venom’ was released in September 2008 on The End Records to coincide Sigh’s first US tour with Canada’s Unexpect. This is the first stuff to feature Dr. Mikannibal who joined the band in the end of 2007. More...
VBS.tv has documented the best that European punk and metal festival circuit has to offer: Groezrock.
We sent Vice UK’s James Knight to the legendary Belgian punkstravaganza to meet both the bands and the festival goers who make Groezrock the only festival in Europe that Bad Religion call home.
On top of finding out what makes the average Belgian punk festival tick and interviewing everyone from Rise & Fall to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones they also got a bunch of exclusive live footage of Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Bronx, Agnostic Front, Glassjaw and a cast of thousands.
Check it out below (or here):
There’s a lover of metal in the midst of the New Orleans House of Blues. Holderbeast has been granted a monthly metal show where he brings in the best of the NOLA metal gods. Past shows have included Flesh Parade and Crowbar. This month’s show featured the hardest working band in the biz: Goatwhore. Just before they left on two back-to-back tours (currently touring with Black Dahlia Murder) Goatwhore obliged to play the town where it all started. Pro-shot footage of Goatwhore by REKFilms can be seen below. More...
DESPISED ICON is wrapping up the final shows of their storied career, but they have added a few more in order to have one last hurrah with the Canadian fans that ultimately launched their career. The band has announced six shows featuring support from THE ACACIA STRAIN and appearances by friends and peers such as OCEANO, ION DISSONANCE, BENEATH THE MASSACRE and MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE.
Despised Icon's final Canadian tour dates with The Acacia Strain are as follows:
11/29/10 – Imperial – Quebec, QC (w/ Oceano, Ion Dissonance & Mychildren Mybride)
11/30/10 – Cactus – Rimouski, QC (w/Oceano, Ion Dissonance & Mychildren Mybride)
12/02/10 – Rockpile – Toronto, ON (w/Ion Dissonance & Mychildren Mybride)
12/03/10 – Rockpile – Toronto, ON (w/Beneath the Massacre & Oceano)
12/04/10 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC (w/Beneath the Massacre & Mychildren Mybride)
12/05/10 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC (w/Ion Dissonance)
The Devil's Blood has issued the following update about canceling the band's previously scheduled shows in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest:
"Rituals for Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest canceled. Due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances The Devil's Blood cannot perform the Rituals in the above mentioned cities. All these rituals will (hopefully) be re-scheduled somewhere in early 2011.
"We regret this but see no other options. We will still be attending this year's Speedfest edition in Eindhoven which will also be the official closing of the festival season which brought us all across Europe (Hellfest, PartySan, Wacken, Armageddon Fest etc etc) and even made it possible for us to make our debut appearance in Canada at the Noctis festival. It has been a year of total victory and we applaud the many maniacs who attended all our celebrations and joined us in Darkness and Lust! Hail Satan!"
Swedish act Bursting Veins has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:
"Hey guys! Just wanna tell all of you we've uploaded another new song! This song is called Chains and it's in the top of the player right now. So stop wasting your time with this blog post. Go back to the profile and have a go! And if you've already listened to it, well, then you gonna have to listen to it again. To all of you who have already heard Chains two times, tell all your friends to check it out!"
The new song "Chains" can be heard via the Bursting Veins MySpace profile.
Germany's Into Darkness has issued the following update about the band's recent activity and plans to write new songs:
"This is a brief band update! We've been on the road a lot this year and have met many many new friends, thank you so much! We partied hard, rocked out with the cocks out and celebrated a great 15th band birthday, thanks to you all!
"Nevertheless we'll make a pause here until next year, as we desperately need to write and rehearse new Songs. So watch out for updates as we have some cool shows ahead in 2011 and we're really looking forward to see your asses again on the Road! So happy happy Death Joy meet you next Year, SEB, Skully and Rob!"
Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
10/9 2010 Atalaya Rock 2010 Pozal de Gallinas, Valladolid, SPAIN
10/11 2010 Interpeñas Metal 2010 Zaragoza, Zaragoza, SPAIN
10/29 2010 Stereo Alicante, Alicante, SPAIN
10/30 2010 Stereo Murcia, Murcia, SPAIN
11/11 2010 Heineken W/ The Eyes and Crysys Madrid, Madrid, SPAIN
11/12 2010 Razzmatazz 2 W/ The Eyes and Crysys Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN
11/13 2010 Honky Tonk Express Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Isl, SPAIN
11/19 2010 Heaven Santander, Santander, SPAIN
11/20 2010 Santana 27 Bilbao, Bilbao, SPAIN
11/25 2010 Potemkin Salamanca, Salamanca, SPAIN
11/26 2010 Jala Jala Almería, Almería, SPAIN
11/27 2010 XY Rock Valencia, Valencia, SPAIN
12/10 2010 La Iguana Vigo, Pontevedra, SPAIN
12/11 2010 La Vaca Ponferrada, León, SPAIN
12/17 2010 TBA Zaragoza, Zaragoza, SPAIN
12/18 2010 Zero Tarragona, Tarragona, SPAIN
4/9 2011 II Souls Of Metal Fest (Headline) Miranda de Ebro, Burgos, SPAIN
Germany's Blood of God has issued the following update on the recording process for the band's new full-length album:
"Hi metal headz, so, today is, so to speak, the second day of recording, we're currently taking the guitars - the rhythm guitar in particular. What can we say... for all of those interested: yes, we employ psychological manipulation tactics to influence the guitar player, risking serious conflicts, which burst out in wild outbreaks of pure aggression, to make the guitar player perform 110% of his abilities on this given record. Yes, you get crazy while recording! Stick around for more, and we got more coming up!"
Sweden's Within Y has checked in with the following new recording update:
"Yesterday night Jonas managed to record his last tracks, and the results were satisfying to say the least. The guitars are all done since a couple of days back. We all think that the overall sound so far is really great and that it has exceeded our expectations that we had while entering the studio. We've had some talented people over to help us with all the preparations, which is reflected in the so far unmixed tracks. It sounds amazing!
"Andreas is currently in Denmark together with the rest of the Amaranthe-crew, taking care of some serious business. But as soon as he is back we'll initiate the preparations needed for recording the vocal tracks. Check back soon as the 2nd studio report will be up any day now!"
Charlottetown-based metal band DEATH VALLEY DRIVER just announced that they have signed to East Coast record label DIMINISHED FIFTH RECORDS for their upcoming album, "Choke the River." "We are pleased to welcome Death Valley Driver into the D5R family" commented the label owner Josh Hogan "and look forward to exposing 'Choke the River' to the metal masses."
"Having Diminished Fifth Records release Choke The River means we have one of the best east coast labels behind us," said Death Valley Driver vocalist Dan Hodgson. "Their catalogue and dedication really speaks for itself. With multiple ECMA, Music NS and Music NB wins and some of their artists on some high-profile tours, we know Josh, Hassan and everyone else at D5R will get this record out to the masses and prove that the east coast has some of the best loud music in the country."
Check out a couple of Death Valley Driver's songs on their MySpace player.
The organisers of the British festival, Hammerfest has announced some more names for next year's edition of the event. British thrash metal legends Onslaught will be taking to the stage to promote their new album, "Sounds Of Violence," and they will be joined by fellow British thrashers, Evile. Also confirmed for the festival are Northern Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb and American group, My Ruin. The festival will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales on March 18th and 19th.
The current lineup is as follows:
Arson Anthem, the new punk/grind/rock fusion project from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo, has posted its entire debut album to its official Myspace page. The album, titled "Insecurity Notoriety," is availabe for streaming at this location and features Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass. Philip Anselmo takes over guitar duties on the record.
Here is the "Insecurity Notoriety" tracklisting:
2. Foul Pride
3. Isolation Militia
4. More Than One War
5. Insecurity Notoriety
6. Pretty Like That
7. Initial Prick
8. Crippled Life
9. Polite Society Blacklist
10. If You Heard This You Would Hit Me
11. Hands Off Approach
12. Has Been/Has Been
13. Primate Envy
14. Death of An Idiot
15. Codependent and Busted
17. Teach the Gun To Love the Bullet
Swiss hard rock/heavy metallers Krokus have issued the following statement in regards to the passing of Gotthard vocalist Steve Lee.
Krokus commented by saying:
"Krokus and management would like to extend our sincere condolences to Steve Lee's family as well as to the band Gotthard.
"Chris Von Rohr produced many of the Gotthard albums during his hiatus from Krokus and helped them gain 'platinum' award status multiple times.
"Marc Storace recorded a Queen medley with Steve many years ago for one of the most popular Swiss TV shows. 'Steve was a kind and friendly person to be or work with. He left us too early, but his remarkable voice will live on in the songs he so passionately sang. Rest in peace, Marc.'
"Jan Bayati of German management company Bottom Row Productions not only manages Krokus but also managed Gotthard from 1996 through 2002 and since June of this year again. Representing both bands, Mr. Bayati wishes Steve's family strength in this difficult time. 'I still can't believe it, what a tragedy.'"
Italy's Raintime has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist and bassist:
"Line up change! Ivan Odorico (guitar / ex Slowmotion Apocalypse) and Dario Battiston (bass) join Raintime. Matteo Di Bon and Michele Colussi decided to leave the band some months ago for personal reasons. Raintime wishes them the best for their future and welcome Ivan and Dario on board!"
Sample Raintime tracks are also available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
The first music video to be released from All That Remains' forthcoming studio album "For We Are Many" has been posted online. The video was shot for the track "Hold On" and can be viewed below. "For We Are Many" is set for release on October 12 through Razor & Tie.
Poland's Unsun is set to release the new album "Clinic For Dolls" on October 11th, 2010 through Armoury/Eagle Rock Records. The band is now streaming the album online in its entirety through Ultimate-Guitar.com at this location. The "Clinic For Dolls" track listing is as follows:
1. The Lost Way
2. Clinic For Dolls
5. Not Enough
6. The Last Tear
7. I Ceased
9. A Single Touch
A video interview between Sabian's Chris Stankee and former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has been posted online. Mike Portnoy talks about his future plans with Avenged Sevenfold and his decision to stay on with the band. The video interview can be viewed below:
U.K. based metal act Conspires To... has issued the following announcement about working on a new song titled "From the Deep:"
"Well I have had a great couple of days working on 'From the Deep.' The concept I have had in my head for a while is really coming together. The song is fast and ferocious, clocking in at 170bpm, and unlike most Conspires To... songs by the time the first minute has passed there has already been two verses and two prechorus. Having said that, you know its us and we unleash a twin guitar riff assault....can you tell I'm excited?!?! Tomorrow is exciting too, although I'll only tell you about it if it goes well."
The band has also posted artwork for the song via this location.
Spanish black metal act Ragnor has announced a short string of live shows alongside Handful of Hate. The currently announced dates are as follows:
12/3 2010 Barcelona (Sala Casino).
12/4 2010 Castellón (Haemorrage).
12/5 2010 "may" Alicante and Zaragoza.
You can also check out Ragnor's music via the band's MySpace profile.
Instrumental progressive metal act Animals As Leaders has posted a new music video teaser online for its new single "Cafo." The song appears on the band's debut, self-titled album. You can view the video clip below:
Richmond, Virginia crossover thrash act Municipal Waste has announced a series of concert dates taking place across the United States with various bands. The band will joining High On Fire, Suicidal Tendencies, Kylesa as well as local support acts on select dates.
Municipal Waste tour dates:
October 8 – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
October 9 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
October 31 – The Fest – The Venue – Gainesville, FL
November 2 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 3 – Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
November 4 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (w/ SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 5 – The Riverfront Warehouse – Shreveport, LA (w/ HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 6 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Waterloo Park – Austin, TX
November 9 – The End – Nashville, TN
November 10 – V Club – Huntington, WV
Daytona Beach, Florida metalcore/deathcore act The Autumn Offering has announced a new batch of tour dates set to take place this November. The band are currently on tour to promote its newly released, self-titled album. Support on the tour will come from co-headliners Full Blown Chaos and Knights of the Abyss.
The Autumn Offering tour dates:
November 5 – Underground – Sandusky, OH
November 6 – Championships – Trenton, NJ
November 7 – Bourbon Street – Baltimore, MD
November 10 – Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
November 12 – The Muse – Nashville, TN
November 13 – The Hub – Springdale, AR
November 14 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
November 16 – Dirty Dog Saloon – Austin, TX
November 17 – Trees – Dallas, TX
November 19 – Lizard Lounge – Wichita, KS
November 20 – Aftershock – Shawnee, KS