Metal News for October 8, 2011
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25 news articles posted on this day.
James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Lou Reed share a couple of quick thoughts about their collaboration "Lulu" on this video they put on Youtube.
Borknagar is currently in the process of recording a new album, with a tentative release scheduled for February, 2012 through Century Media Records. The band has now checked in with the following recording update:
"Two days in studio done, Øystein is engineering and producing while I record my guitars. We took some pictures also. I am done with my stuff, tomorrow ICS Vortex is inbound and he’s bringing his bass!"
Photos from the recording sessions can be found by heading over to the Borknagar website at this location.
Derelict has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:
"Greetings everyone! Max here and I’m very excited to write the first of what will now be a regular Derelict blog. We will be talking to you guys about a whole bunch of things like lyrics, the songwriting process, different thoughts we have about music, and possibly peanut butter sandwiches.
"For the moment I think you guys deserve a full update on the band and what we’re up to. Many things have happened since the Northern Shores tour. Some good things as well as some less good things but all in all we are very happy with the direction the band is taking and can’t wait for you all to hear it. As of right now our new album is fully written and arranged. We have 12 tracks for close to 45 minutes of brutal, yet melodic, death metal on the way. Our new guitarist Collin McGee has been a welcome addition to our ranks and his leads will contribute to taking our music to a new level of musicianship.
"We recently hosted a private party here in Montreal where we premiered a bunch of our new tracks to some of the local Metal Militia and had a great time. The feedback was very positive so we’re all very excited about that. Besides that we were extremely pleased to be offered a slot opening for Decapitated, Decrepit Birth, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rings of Saturn at Foufounnes Electriques on Wednesday, October 26th (Event here). This will be a great gig for us and hopefully those of you in the area will come out to see it! More...
Footage has been posted online of Lebanon, OR based metalcore act In Her Memory from the Rockstar Uproar Festival in Auburn, Washington. You can check out the video below, or find more details on In Her Memory via the band's Facebook profile.
IWrestledABearOnce has posted footage online of on-stage and off-stage antics during the "All Stars" tour. You can check out the video clip below.
Arkansas doombringers RWAKE will play a special show with Hull this Monday, October 10th, 2011 at The Mercury Lounge in New York City. For info and set times, go to this location.
RWAKE recently released "Rest" via Relapse Records. "Rest" is streaming in its entirety on the band’s official Bandcamp page. Check it out here.
The legends of the Sunset Strip, Steel Panther, are getting ready to release their sophomore album "Balls Out" via Universal Republic Records. The album will be released on November 1st and will continue the raucous tradition of the band’s 2009 debut, "Feel The Steel" (reviewed here). The album features cameos by Dane Cook on the album opener “In The Future” and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and Extreme axeman Nuno Bettencourt show up on “It Won’t Suck Itself.”
"Balls Out" was produced by Grammy nominated producer/mixer Jay Ruston who produced the band’s "Feel The Steel" debut and is known for his work with Anthrax, Meatloaf, The Donnas and Morrissey to name a few. The first single “17 Girls In A Row” will be hitting the radio over the next few weeks.
The track listing is as follows:
1. In The Future
2. Supersonic Sex Machine
3. Just Like Tiger Woods
4. 17 Girls In A Row
5. If You Really Really Love Me
6. It Won’t Suck Itself
7. Tomorrow Night
8. Why Can’t You Trust Me
9. That’s What Girls Are For
10. Gold Digging Whore
11. I Like Drugs
13. Let Me Come In
14. Weenie Ride
Mcgalligog has posted the artwork online for the band's new album "Powered by Death," which can be seen after the jump. The new album is set for release on December 3rd, 2011. You can also check out a preview of the album in the SoundCloud player provided below.
A video clip has been posted online of The Devil's Blood performing "Voodoo Dust" from the "Come, Reap" EP in Berlin. You can check out the clip below. The Devil's Blood has also announced upcoming tour dates in support of the band's new album "The Thousandfold Epicentre." Details are available here.
Croatian band Gorthaur's Wrath is currently working on a new album set to be released sometime in 2012. The band has checked in with the following update about the album's cover artwork:
"We are proud to announce that Timo Wuerz, prominent German artist who is known for his work regarding the Marvel comics among many other achievements, will be standing behind the conceptual artwork for the upcoming album of Gorthaur's wrath. The album title will be revealed soon!"
To check out Gorthaur's Wrath and listen to tracks available for streaming online, head over to the band's MySpace page.
Craneo Metal is presenting the WOA: Metal Battle 2012 in Central America. Already 40 bands have signed up for this event, the final battle and date to be determined after the sign up process. There will be a tour of Central America with all of the bands on the following dates in these respective countries:
3/18 El Salvador
4/01 Costa Rica
Unsigned Central American bands may register up until December 10th and must have 30 minutes of original material. The winner of Metal Battle will go on to play at the Wacken Open Air, along with two other dates on Portuguese soil. For more information, go to Craneometal's website. More...
Italy's Screaming Shadows has posted a music video online for the title track off the band's new album "Night Keeper," which was released earlier this month by Jolly Roger Records. Check out the video clip below.
Inner Fortress has posted a track online titled "The Pariah," which is taken off the band's new self-titled EP. You can check out the song in the player below, or find more details on Inner Fortress by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Italian act Betoken has uploaded a new song online from the band's upcoming album "Days of the Apocalypse."
You can check out the new track "Salvation/Damnation" by heading over to the official Betoken MySpace music profile here.
According to a statement from Steelheart Records, the new album is Betoken's "most technical and ambitious one, enriched by a great production." The "Days Of The Apocalypse" album is set for release via Steelheart Records on October 14th, 2011.
India's Inner Sanctum has posted in-studio footage online of the band recording drums for the "Agent Of Chaos" song, which is taken from the "Provenance" EP (reviewed here). Check out the clip below.
A video clip has been posted online of After The Burial playing the song "Cursing Akhenaten" at the Gramercy Theater NYC during Crush 'Em All Tour. You can check out the footage in the player provided below.
Advent of Bedlam has revealed that a few of the BAND'S songs will appear on the new XBox/PS3 game Supremacy MMA. Guitarist Max Gutierrez had the following to say:
"The game is based upon mixed martial arts. Gamepro magazine has stated that this is the most brutal of the MMA series. Our songs, such as 'Awaiting the Chaos,' 'Vessels of Sin,' and 'Enlightenment of the Forsaken' will accompany many of the individual battles." More...
Heavy rockers MonstrO released their first album earlier this year. On paper, the group is a newcomer. However, each member has a long resume, playing in numerous, recognized metal bands such as Danzig, Torche, Bloodsimple, Skrew and Jerry Cantrell. The group has a long-standing relationship with Alice in Chains. MonstrO used Chains vocalist William DuVall to produce their debut, self-titled album. Kyle Sanders opened for Alice in Chains on his tour with Bloodsimple, and drummer Bevan Davies sat behind the kit for Jerry Cantrell and with William DuVall in Comes with the Fall.
The vast experience each member brings surely played a role in MonstrO’s myriad sound. The group displays elements of stoner rock, psychedelic, heavy metal, hard rock and grunge. In an effort to describe the band without boxing it into a single sub-genre, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Kyuss are bands that come to mind. The group lists Kyuss as an influence, which makes their current tour with the renamed and revamped Kyuss Lives! all the more sweeter.
Before treading a path to the stage for The Sword and Kyuss Lives! (reviewed here ), arguably the stoner rock tour of the year, MonstrO founder and bassist spoke with Metal Underground from Stubb’s subterranean dressing room in Austin, Texas. The dreadlocked, deep-toned provider enthusiastically stated how grateful he was to open for a band of such admiration, while recalling the closing of a chapter in his life in Bloodsimple, and the opening of a new chapter with MonstrO. More...
Red Seas Fire has posted a video clip online discussing the band's use of an 8 string guitar, which can be viewed below. Red Seas Fire also commented on the video:
"So Pete has been getting a lot of questions recently about his use of an 8 string guitar in Red Seas Fire, so he decided to make a video explaining his approach and use of the guitar, and demonstrates a couple of riffs from our record where he unleashes his low E! Check it out."
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Periphery on Toronto stop of the "Frak the Gods" tour. You can check out the clip of the show at The Annex Wreck Room in the player below.
Kaaos TV has posted a video interview online of Niklas Kvarforth from Shining, which was conducted at the Firebox Metalfest in Seinäjoki, Finland. You can check out the interview in the player below, or find Shining's latest music video "Fortvivlan, Min Arvede" at this location.
Bahn of U.K. black metal act Abalam formed a new gothic metal project earlier this year titled The Judas Chain. A new song from the project is now available for streaming online.
Head over to The Judas Chain's Reverbnation page to check out "Estelle." Bahn also commented on the track:
"New track 'Estelle' recorded 'live' at The Crypt, a cold, dark ,damp place with its own ethereal whispers of the past....engineered? by an old man, with an even older stick. Tis a doom laden Gothic tale of a girl that we all once new who was led to her demise by us all, but she remains... For always, as the shadow... in the window... of the old house... watching us... and waiting... Ave!"
The Psyke Project released a vinyl split titled "Ebola" with As We Fight earlier this year, and now the bands are teaming up for a string of tour dates in Denmark. The currently announced shows are as follows:
04.11 - Aalborg Metal Festival, Aalborg - DK - m. Gorgoroth, Vader
05.11 - Harders, Svendborg - DK
11.11 - The Rock Cph, København - DK
18.11 - Kulturellen, Herning - DK
19.11 - Templet, Lyngby - DK - m. By The Patient
25.11 - Bygningen, Vejle - DK
26.11 - Konfus, Esbjerg - DK
02.12 - Kulisselageret, Horsens - DK
03.12 - Studenterhuset, Aarhus - DK
M-Pire of Evil, the UK trio of Antton Lant, Tony Dolan and Jeff Dunn - former members of Venom and Atomkraft - is about to unleash it's debut album "Creatures of the Black" on October 25th. M-Pire of Evil is sharing some of the songs with it's fans, which you can check out below. Lant is also currently drumming for Newcastle band Def-Con-One. More...
Dutch traditional band Lord Volture is streaming the new track "Wendigo" from the band's sophomore release "Never Cry Wolf." The album is scheduled for release on November 11, 2011 through Rock 'N' Growl.
Check out the track here: