Metal News for October 9, 2009
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Over six years following their untimely breakup, Pennsylvania metalcore/post-hardcore band ArmsBendBack returns with a brand new full-length album set for digital release on November 10th, 2009 via Trustkill Records. Each song from the self-titled album spans the last 9 years since the band's inception, some of them being the first tracks the band ever wrote and some being the last.
The album was produced and mixed by guitar player Carson Slovak at his Century Studio in Lancaster, PA and mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering. You can check out four new songs on the band's MySpace player.
Swedish-progressive-melodic-death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY have just posted the second of two video trailers to introduce their new singer duo, Lars Palmqvist and Roberth "Robban" Karlsson, whom replaced former lead singer Christian Älvestam.
This second trailer features Roberth Karlsson who is now responsible for the groups death vocals.
Part I featuring Lars Palmqvist can be viewed here.
Lars and Robban can be heard on the band's brand new album, "Dark Matter Dimensions," which was released on October 2, 2009 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The record is schedule for release in North America on October 20th.
The band will also be hitting the road together with BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER and ARSIS at the Neckbreakers Ball Tour. Here are the latest tour dates: More...
In anticipation of the release of their fourth full length album, "What We All Come To Need," PELICAN will celebrate with an in-store performance at Reckless Records in Chicago followed by an album listening party on October 16th at 11:30 pm at Kuma's Corner, a renowned restaurant/bar responsible for dozens of burgers named for fellow members of the Metal pantheon. Here they'll unleash the "Pelican Burger"; a ten ounce Kobe Beef patty, with pan seared scallops and lardons, in a garlic white wine sauce on top of a parmesan crisp, and served with white wine-garlic Aioli.
PELICAN has also announced several more in-store appearances along the way when they hit the road this month. The US tour kicks off on October 18th, alongside label mates BLACK COBRA. See the full tour routing below.
Pre-orders for the new album will begin online this Tuesday, October 13th at the Southern Lord website as well as on Pelican’s own webstore. Exclusive content will be available from both to celebrate this release, including a special mailorder-only double disc version.
Pelican's fourth full-length release "What We All Come To Need" will be released by Southern Lord on October 27th. Interviews, photos, bio available on request.
Here are the PELICAN in-store performances:
10/16/2009 Reckless Records (Wicker Park) / 1532 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL - 7:00 pm
10/22 2009 The Record Exchange / 1105 West Idaho St, Boise ID - 5:30 PM
10/24/2009 Easy Street Records (Queen Anne) / 20 Mercer St, Seattle WA - 3:00 pm
10/25/2009 Jackpot Records (Hawthorne) / 3574 SE Hawthorne St, Portland OR - 3:00 pm
**this is a DJ SET, Pelican will be playing their favorite records
11/1/2009 End of an Ear / 2209 South First St, Austin TX - 3:30 pm
Here are the PELICAN Fall US tour dates: More...
BARONESS’ new album, "Blue Record," is currently streaming in its entirety online at this location. BARONESS has also announced a "Blue Record" album release show on October 17th at The Jinx in Savannah, GA.
Alice in Chains has released a media player with clips from their Clear Channel "Stripped" performance in New York City. The player contains videos of acoustic renditions of "Check My Brain," "Your Decision," and the classic "No Excuses." The clips can be seen here.
After a performance on Conan O'Brien on October 30th, the band is headed to Europe for a headlining tour. Tour dates are as follows:
Oct. 22 San Antonio, TX Bone Bash @ AT&T Center
Oct. 23 Grand Prairie, TX KEGL Freakers Ball @ Nokia Theatre
Oct. 24 Houston, TX Buzzfest @ Woodlands Pavilion
Nov. 12 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland
Nov. 13 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Academy
Nov. 14 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Nov. 16 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 17 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 19 Tilburg, Holland 013
Nov. 20 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Zaal
Nov. 21 Weisbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Nov. 23 Dortmund, Germany FZW
Nov. 24 Prague, Czech Rep. Lucerna
Nov. 25 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Nov. 27 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Csarnok
Nov. 29 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Nov. 30 Munich, Germany Thearterfabrick
Dec. 2 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Dec. 3 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
Dec. 4 Paris, France Bataclan
Dec. 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Dec. 7 London, UK Brixton Academy
Bleeding Through has issued the following update about dropping off their remaing tour dates with Satyricon:
"Hello All we've got some good news and bad news. The bad news is that we've had to drop off of the remaining dates on our US tour with Satyricon due to some personal / family business that must be attended to immediately. Thank you for respecting our privacy. The good news is that we can now officially announce that BLEEDING THROUGH is the surprise special guest for our friends in TIGER ARMY on Halloween Night in Orange County! We're going to help them close down their four-night 'Octoberflame' event in style by sharing the stage on Halloween Night at The Grove Of Anaheim! Get tickets here!. Tiger Army sold out The Grove last Halloween so you should try to get your tickets right away.
"Rest assured that everything is fine as far as THE BAND is concerned! We're looking very forward to the Halloween show followed by the creation of our BRAND NEW ALBUM, which we can tell you will take place in December and January before our European tour with Machine Head, Hatebreed and All Shall Perish! That's right, NEW Bleeding Through album in 2010! We are very excited about our first album with Rise Records. We've got a lot of material and we're anxious to hit the studio in December and get it out to you in the first half of 2010!"
New York metallers Crucifist have announced that they will be hosting a release party for their new album "Demon Haunted World" on October 11th at The Bug Jar in Rochester. Support at the show will come from Nekrofilth, Rabid, and Infernal Abyss.
Dark Tranquillity will release their upcoming DVD “Where Death Is Most Alive” on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 17th in the US. It contains a live show filmed in Milan, Italy 2008, a 47 minute long documentary, plus additional rare live footage and promo clips. “Where Death Is Most Alive” will be released as Ltd. Kingsize Mediabook 2DVD/2CD, 2DVD, 2CD and digital download. The audio formats consist of the main show’s material. The track listing will be as follows: More...
Five Finger Death Punch has announced two upcoming Hot Topic signings. The dates and locations are as follows:
It Dies Today has posted a music video online for the song "Thank You For Drinking," which is off their most recent album "Lividity." The video clip can be viewed below. "Lividity" was released on September 15th, 2009 through Trustkill Records. More...
Contraband Candy's René Ackermann conducted an interview with drummer Max Duhamel of Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm at this year's Metalcamp festival, which was held on July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below. More...
Canadian thrashers Sacrifice will release their first new album in more than fifteen years on October 27th via Sonic Unyon in Canada. Entitled "The Ones I Condemn," the album was recorded at Toronto's Rouge Valley Studios last winter by the band and Darius Szczepaniak. It features the original line up of the band: Rob Urbinati - vocals, guitar; Joe Rico - guitar; Scott Watts - bass; Gus Pynn - drums.
"Canada has always been great to Sacrifice," says guitarist Rob Urbinati about the agreement. "We are extremely happy to have Sonic Unyon behind us in our home country. Everyone at the label is as excited about the release of The Ones I Condemn as we are and we look forward to working together."
To celebrate the album's release in Canada, Sacrifice will be playing two special release shows. They will play Winnipeg's Garrick Centre on November 7th and Toronto's Opera House on November 21st.
"The Ones I Condemn" track listing is as follows:
1. We Will Prevail
2. The Ones I Condemn
3. Give Me Justice
4. The Great Wall
8. The Devil's Martyr
9. Ultimate Power Corrupts
10. Desolation Alive
Finnish metallers Saattue have announced that they have canceled their upcoming tour date on October 10th in Helsinki due to illness. Saattue will still be playing their remaining October tour date. The details are as follows:
Oct 23 Escape - levynjulkkarit / record release party Riihimäki
August Burns Red have announced that they will be supporting Lamb of God on tour in 2010. The other supporting acts are Job For a Cowboy and Between the Buried and Me. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
2/9 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
2/10 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
2/11 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
2/12 - Manchester, UK - Academy
2/13 - London, UK - Brixton Academy
2/15 - Paris, France - Batclan
2/16 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
2/17 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
2/18 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
2/19 - Stuttgart, Germany - Zapata
2/21 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
2/22 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
2/23 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
2/25 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
2/26 - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
2/27 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk
2/28 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
3/2 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
3/3 - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit
3/4 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
3/5 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben Arena
3/6 - Umea, Sweden - House of Metal Festival
3/8 - Helsinki, Finland - House of Cultre
3/10 - Oslo, Norway - Centrum Scene
3/11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tragarn
3/12 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
Detente has announced that they will be canceling their upcoming tour date with Riot at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, California on October 15th. Detente is planning on rescheduling the show for later on in the year. Samples of Detente's music can be found at the band's official MySpace page.
Turkey based, one-woman black metal band Ilkim Oulanem is currently offering her new EP "Iblisbilim" as a free download. The EP can be found at this location.
The track listing for the EP is as follows:
2. Boslugun les ruhlari
4. Asil varolus
Steel Panther has re-released the video for "Fat Girl (Thar She Blows)," which is from their days as Metal Skool and is also on their latest album,"Feel The Steel," that just came out this week.
Steel Panther "Fat Girl (Thar She Blows)" video:
Job For A Cowboy have announced that they will be dropping off more tour dates from their current tour with GWAR and Lamb of God due to a family emergency. The dates that Job For A Cowboy will be missing are as follows:
October 8 Wichita, KS The Cotillion (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 9 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 10 Fargo, ND The Venue @ Playmakers (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 14 Sauget, IL Pop’s (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 15 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 16 Knoxville, TN Valarium (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 17 Detroit, MI Harpo’s (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 18 Cleveland, OH House of Blues (w/ GWAR, The Red Chord)
October 20 Norfolk, VA The NorVa (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 21 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 23 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 24 Elmira, NY First Arena (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
October 25 London, ONT John Labatt Centre (w/ Lamb of God & GWAR)
Kamelot have announced that Gotheburg metallers All Ends will be supporting them for their Swedish tour dates in 2010. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
Apr 10, 2010 Gothenburg - SE Trädgårn
Apr 11, 2010 Stockholm - SE Tyrol
Kamelot's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Finnish metallers Leverage are set to release their new album "Circus Colossus" on November 4th via Universal/Spinefarm Records and in Japan October 26th via Marquee/Avalon. The cover artwork for the album can be found at this location. Leverage are also streaming the new song "Legions of Invisible" on the Spinefarm Records MySpace page.
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
02. Wolf And The Moon
03. Movie Gods
05. Rider Of Storm
06. Legions Of Invisible
08. Don’t Keep Me Waiting
10. Broken Wings
Brazilian metallers Shadowside have issued the following final tour report from their recent U.S. tour dates:
"All right, my Babies in the Dark... Here comes the last chapter of the Wake Up Screaming 2009 US Tour! This sounds so drastic... *laughs* Worry not, our dear fans and friends - what is shaping up to be the longest tour in our career so far is in the works for 2010 and should go through several countries, as well as lots of American states.
"I leave you all with the report of our last day of the tour... have fun, stay tuned for the pics and I will see you all again after our first show back home... October 31. We will touch base with you all with a very special surprise! In the meantime, we will keep you updated of how the video shoot is going. Enjoy! More...
Skinlab vocalist Steev Esquivel has issued the following statement about canceling their recent tour dates and recruiting a new guitarist:
"Hey hey what's up everyone.......first off i'd like to thak everyone for all their support and encouraging letters regarding my sickness. I'm finally home resting up the lungs and finally able to get a full breath of air into my system. Ive gotta say it has been a rough few weeks......not for only me..... but my band as they have been nothing short of supportive for my situation..... that has ultimatly has taken its toll on not only me but the band, our agent ,label ,sponsors and most of all the fans who have stuck by us thru thick and thicker!!
"Like i said this is the first time ive ever been sidelined by any weakness and it bums me out to have cancelled the tour.....knowing that there has been so much hard work put into making this tour even happen. We are currently trying to plan our next tour......let it be know we have NOT thrown in the towel and look forward to getting back on tour......With tours being lned up for australi and Europe in early 2010, we are also making ourselves available for anything that may pop up......bring it!! Huge thanks to everyone who has bought the record.....as reported ...we're got off to a slow start but sales continue to rise, which is awesome to see. With so many great bands coming out the same release day and surrounding releases we are very fortunate to even exist after such a lengthly hiatus...Thank you for your support, we love you fuckers!! More...
The members of Sonata Arctica have checked in from their current North American tour with Dragonforce in support of their latest release, "The Days Of Grays," which recently debuted on the Billboard Top New Artist “Heatseeker’s” chart at #19 the week following its release date.
States the band: “Thank you all who bought The Days Of Grays already and made it out to be our biggest chart success in the U.S. so far! You're the best! Simply amazing for the small town boys from northern Finland. We're so proud! We're touring North America at the moment, spreading the Arctic sounds and having a blast, as always! This kinda news is just the thing to give us the extra boost to continue on the path we've chosen. See ya around, folks! Rawk!”
"The Days Of Grays" also charted the following European first week positions:
- Finland: #2 (Certified Gold the day of release for sales over 15,000 copies)
- Germany: #24
- Sweden: #31
- Norway: #46
- Netherlands: #50
Slayer has announced that they will be releasing a limited edition one-track CD titled "Hate Worldwide" in the UK on October 19th. 1000 copies will be released to independent records shops throughout the UK. A list of the shops carrying the album can be found at this location.
Washington metallers Somnae have issued the following update about streaming a new song online at their MySpace page:
"It's been quite a while since we updated this site last time. Now we're back with good news for everyone out there. We have finally finished recording and mixing the upcoming EP 'Forever More' after a few months of extensive work from all of us. It will be released this fall on a digipack version featuring artwork from Depraved Designs. Last but not least, all mastering duties will be delivered by Dan Swano from Unisound Studios, Sweden. In the meantime, feel free to listen to a new song uploaded on our myspace player titled 'An Ominous Strain' featuring jesse Heidner on vocals and Brian Stephens on drums."
Last week I was flipping through the channels when I found an older Guns N Roses biography on the BIOGRAPHY channel. For those unfamiliar with this cable program it is usually located around channel 327 between FOOD and other channels you have never watched.
What pulled me in was of course the opening which included Axl wearing his “big hair” only seen in the “Welcome to the Jungle” video and a man who suspiciously looked like Axl. Here are my thoughts as I watched my first biography, on BIOGRAPHY. More...
Due to a huge demand to move the second day of the Femme Metal Festival to a more accessible location, it is now going to be held in The Peel in Kingston, London on Sunday, November 8, 2009 (same date and line-up, new venue). The venue is smaller than the previous one, but given the location makes it much more accessible. You can find out more about the venue on their website.
The line up for this day still remains as:
The line-up for Saturday, November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham remains as:
Front man Filip Robertsson of Horns of Anguish has issued the following announcement about the band calling it a day:
"I am very sorry to say that Horns Of Anguish broke up yesterday. There are plenty of reasons behind this, the main being that we want the band to head in different directions. Not musically, but business-wise. It's become more and more of a one-man-show with only one of us taking care of business, promotion, t-shirt sales, bookings and stuff in general. I always intended to take this band as far as possible and the last couple of years I've spent all my spare-time and money trying to accomplish this. However, I lost a lot of spirit now that it seems I'm the only one who wanted this.
"It has come to the point where we've both lost our enthusiasm completely. It's even gone so far that we can't stand the thought of having to do more gigs, since it wouldn't be honest. And one thing is for sure, HoA has always been about being honest and true to ourselves and our listeners. All booked and planned shows will be cancelled and we will not do any more recordings. As I said, I'm very sorry and deeply disappointed, but this is what has to happen. There are no hard feelings between us band members, we just want different things.
"I will continue responding to interview requests, questions and mail in general, just write me here or at contact [a] hornsofanguish [dot] com. Sorry to everyone who is disappointed with this, Kampas and to the bands that we were supposed to play with during this fall/winter. And a HUGE thanks to everyone who ever supported us, helped us or just enjoyed our music. Special thanks to Kampas for releasing 'Barriers' and to Markus and Andy who made the recording possible. More...
Guitarist Eric Peterson of Testament and Dragonlord has posted a "behind the scenes" video during the filming of his upcoming instructional DVD for Rock House. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Satanic rock and roll act The Devil's Blood has issued the following statement about their planned performance in London alongside Trouble:
"The Devil's Blood will NOT perform in London's Underworld with Trouble.
"To avoid any further confusion we now have to make an official statement regarding our Ritual in London. We were informed that we are not welcome at this point to perform with US doom band Trouble at Camden's Underworld in London. If this is a decision made by the band or by the venue is actually totally unclear. A few day's worth of emailing, telephone calls and text-messaging not withstanding it seems no one in the entire organization was able to speak out in a definitive manner on this subject.
"Frustrating as it is we have decided to move on to more important things and leave this circus of confusion behind us. The Devil's Blood will make great efforts to invade the UK at a later date. Plans to this extent are being made as we speak. Our Hails to all individuals we have done so much to get us in London and to the maniacs active in the UK underground who have so diligently furthered our course of Chaos!"
You can still catch The Devil's Blood live on the following dates: More...
Polish thrashers Bloodthirst have announced that their new album "Sanctity Denied" will be released on November 14th. The cover artwork for "Sanctity Denied" can be viewed at this location. The artwork and layout for the album were done by by Tomasz 'Vitvrath' Reich.
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)
Sonic Syndicate is currently streaming a new song online titled "Rebellion in Nightmareland," which can be heard at their official MySpace page. The song is off their upcoming album due out in 2010. Sonic Syndicate has also announced the following upcoming tour dates:
10/31 THE TIVOLI HELSINGBORG,SWEDEN
11/13 SPORTHALLEN SUNDSVALL,SWEDEN
11/14 IDUN FOLKETS HUS UMEÅ,SWEDEN
11/19 SPORTHALLEN LINKÖPING,SWEDEN
11/20 NÖJESFABRIKEN KARLSTAD,SWEDEN
11/21 CONVENTUM CONGRESS ÖREBRO,SWEDEN
11/26 LISEBERGSHALLEN GÖTEBORG,SWEDEN
11/27 BALTISKA HALLEN MALMÖ,SWEDEN
11/28 HOVET STOCKHOLM,SWEDEN
12/1 O2 ACADEMY 2 BRISTOL, UK
12/2 O2 ACADEMY 2 OXFORD, UK
12/3 RC BASEMENT/ROCK CITY NOTTINGHAM,UK
12/4 ENGINE ROOM BRIGHTON, UK
12/5 ISLINGTON ACADEMY LONDON, UK
12/6 THE ROADHOUSE MANCHESTER, UK
12/7 O2 ACADEMY 3 BIRMINGHAM, UK
12/10 59 TO 1 MUNICH,GERMANY
12/11 LUXOR COLOGNE,GERMANY
12/12 LIDO BERLIN,GERMANY
12/13 LOGO HAMBURG,GERMANY
Formed in 1995, Darkest Hour is a melodic death metal / metalcore band from Washington, D.C.. In 1996, on Death Trunk Records, the band released its first EP titled "The Misanthrope." Then in 1999, on label Art Monk Construction, they released another EP, "The Prophecy Fulfilled." Since then, the band has gone through many lineup and label changes, solidifying the band and their sound. Darkest Hour was able to garner enough exposure to catch the attention of Victory Records. Their Victory debut, "So Sedated, So Secure," was released in 2001 and since then released four more albums on Victory. 2008 saw the addition of guitarist, Mike "Lonestar" Carrigan. With Lonestar officially on board the band is heading back into the studio to write and record with Producer Brian McTernan of Baltimore's Salad Days Studio, and in 2009 released "The Eternal Return." Roya Butler sat down with Mike Schleibaum, Darkest Hour guitarist, to talk about the 2009 Summer Slaughter Tour, and co-guitarist "Lonestar's" antics, including throwing human feces on cops. More...
DIMENTIANON has announced that they will be the opening act for Marduk's New York date on their upcoming US tour. The tour - featuring Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil. The date will be stopping by NYC's Grammercy Theater on December 16th.
Additionally, DIMENTIANON's new line-up is complete, joining the remaining members Greg L.(Guitar) and M.(vocals), are Zoltan V. (Lead Guitar), Maureen M.(Bass), and Pete C.(Drums). The band is currently finishing writing the material for the next full-length on a to-be-determined label. Songs to appear on the album include: "A Credit to Dementia," "The Forgotten," "Undying Bliss," "Breathe Deep," "A Dirge to the Death ov Life," "Love and Hope," "Gamma Velurum," and "Collapse the Void."
Steel Panther will be traveling around the world next week and as an unfortunate result, the following dates have been canceled:
Friday, October 16th - The Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas, NV (in Japan for Loud Fest)
Saturday, October 17th - The Aliante, Las Vegas, NV (in Japan for Loud Fest)
Monday, October 26th - The Key Club, Los Angeles, CA (in the UK opening for ZZ Top)
THE VEGAS SHOWS ON THE 23RD AND 24TH ARE STILL HAPPENING!!
Everything goes back to the normal schedule after these cancellations.
Flyleaf has just released a short video that was captured at their Road To Memento Mori Listening Party in Los Angeles. The L.A. listening party marked the third date of the listening tour that is stopping in 9 cities across the country. Check for the remaining dates & details here.
"Memento Mori" will be in stores November 10th.