Metal News for November 1, 2010
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37 news articles posted on this day.
New Zealand technical death metal act Ulcerate has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming studio album "The Destroyers of All." "The Destroyers of All" is set for release on January 25, 2011 through Willowtip Records. You can view the tracklisting below:
1. Burning Skies [7:34]
2. Dead Oceans [7:01]
3. Cold Becoming [6:16]
4. Beneath [6:56]
5. The Hollow Idols [6:06]
6. Omens [8:26]
7. The Destroyers of All [10:30]
Canadian hardcore punk act Silverstein has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. Joining the band on trek will be Miss May I, Pierce the Veil, The Chariot, A Bullet For Pretty Boy. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
January 7 – Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
January 8 – Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
January 9 – Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
January 11 – Toledo, OH - Headliners
January 12 – Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
January 13 – Palatine, IL - Durty Nellie’s
January 14 – Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House
January 15 – Springfield, MO - Remmingtons Downtown
January 16 – Tulsa, OK - The Marquee Theatre
January 18 – Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
January 19 – Tucson, AZ - The Rock
January 20 – Las Vegas - Hard Rock Café – Vegas Strip
January 21 – Pomona, CA - The Glass House
January 22 – Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
January 23 – Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
January 25 – Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
January 26 – Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
January 27 – St. Louis, MO - Pops Nite Club
January 28 – Lansing, MI - The Loft (at Harem Lounge)
January 29 – Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheels
In response to fans who have been asking about Beneath the Woods Studio, Autumns Eyes has put together a short video touring some of the equipment used to record Autumns Eyes material.
The band recently issued an update announcing a new music video and plans for a DVD release.
Check out the video below:
Sumerian-themed blackened metallers Melechesh launched "The Epigenesis" last month, which is their latest exploration of occult oriented extreme metal. Front man Ashmedi recently discussed the new album with me, explaining how everything from the lyrics to the guitar riffs to the promo shots are interconnected and chosen specifically to be in alignment. Ashmedi also recently posted a track-by-track breakdown online of the new album, which can be seen at the following links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
Talking about how the songs flow, Ashmedi commented, "It’s not afraid to step out of the box in the sense that every song stands alone, just like a good healthy rock album or metal album." He also discussed the possibility of an upcoming music video and where the band will be touring in support of the new album. More...
Metal has long been defined by a variety of regimented and easily recognizable genres, such as thrash, death, black, etc. Most bands bring in a few outside influences to keep the music fresh and prevent a total adherence to one particular idea, but there is now a rising tide of bands that ditch the idea of a single style altogether. Going by names such as “avant-garde” or “experimental” or “post-any genre you’d like,” they may start with a base that is familiar, but their overall sound is far too fluid to stick to one identifier. Bands such as Peccatum and Unexpect are some of the most well known in the style (“well known” being entirely relative here), but a growing number of underground experimental bands are still out there, waiting to be found by the metal masses. More...
Unsigned South African band Empery has taken a major step forward with it's single "The Craving" landing in the official "Eternity" movie trailer. "Eternity" is a South African produced feature film about vampires living in Johannesburg City, and screens on the 17th of December, 2010. The movie stars Andre Frauenstein, Christina Storm, Rikki Brest, Hlomla Dandala, Ian Roberts and David James from District 9. The trailer can be viewed below.
Alternative metal act Ill Nino has posted some behind the scenes footage from its recent "Against The Wall" video shoot below. The clip, which was directed by Scott Hansen (A Day To Remember, The Devil Wears Prada), will premiere online next week. You can view the behind-the-scenes footage below:
In a statement posted on The Autumn Offering's official Myspace page, vocalist Matt McChesney announced plans for the band to go on an indefinite hiatus and also revealed the possibility of the band breaking up permanently. You can read a portion of the message below:
Due to Tommy leaving the band, as well as a million other things, we have decided to take a long break. Possibly just end it, depending on what happens. We haven't been dropped by our label or anything, we are just burnt out. There is no reason to go on and on with bullshit, we are all friends. All you guys know we love you. Personally, I wish everyone well, in whatever they choose to do. As for myself, I have a new band with Jesse Nunn. We will enter the studio next month with producer Logan Mader to start our new record. It's not going to be a metal band, as I am personally done with metal for awhile. I'm disgusted with the state of it, and I dont want to be a part of it..."
You can read the full blog at this location.
The announcement of the band's split comes just hours after The Autumn Offering parted ways with lead guitarist Tommy Church. Tommy Church had commented on that situation by saying:
"Hello all, sad to say but i have made the decision to the [The Autumn Offering], I have made many great friends and had many wonderful memories, I will hold them all close to my heart but i feel it is time to move on with my life. I wish all the guys well and to all the fans thanks for your support over the years and hopefully i will see you all sometime in the future! Best of luck to all me current and ex-band mates, you will be missed!"
European death metal veterans Decapitated have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Neurotic Deathfest. The festival is set to take place between April 29th and 30th, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland.
Neurotic Deathfest confirmed line-up:
A total of 42 bands will perform at the event on four stages.
Austrian death metal act Belphegor has confirmed its appearance for next year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place between August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2011 at its new location in Schlotheim/Flugplatz Obermehler, Germany.
The confirmed festival line-up is as follows:
HAIL OF BULLETS
"Don't Wake Up", the new video from M.A.N can be viewed below. The video was filmed with director Gabriel Engberg, who previously worked with the band on the videos for "Logocide", "Blood Vanish" and the Bob Marley cover "Get Up, Stand Up". "Don't Wake Up" is included on M.A.N's third studio album, "Massive Audio Nerve", which was released on March 26 via the German label Tiefdruck Musik.
In another interview with Roadrunner Records U.K Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson discussed details surrounding the forthcoming collaboration album with Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth. The debut release from the Steven Wilson/Mikael Akerfeldt project, currently titled "Storm Corrosion," is planned for release sometime within 2011.
Steven Wilson commented by saying:
"The funny thing is that the music we're making together is actually nothing like either of us made before. Because I think we both had this idea of this kind of music that we knew we couldn't get our bands to play, but that we both kind of understood where we were coming from. 'Cause we have this kind of passion [for] very experimental, obscure records, almost orchestral in their scope. And we wanted to make a record like that for a long time. It's a long way from metal and it's a long way from anything that, I think, Mikael has ever done, including the 'Damnation' record. I think a lot of people thought, 'Oh, it's gonna be like 'Damnation'.' It's not; it's a long way from that, too. And it's actually a long way from anything I've done; [it's] possibly closer to aspects of things I've done, but really quite distinct from anything I've ever [released]. [It's] very orchestral, lots of strings, lots of guitars and vocals, too. Lots of very long songs that kind of go in different directions that you don't necessarily expect them to go in — almost theatrical in a way. And we both kind of admitted to ourselves that there are a lot of fans out there that are probably gonna hate it. But we're doing it for us. The one thing we didn't wanna do is get together and do a prog-metal supergroup, which would have been so easy to do — and kind of expected, in a way. And, you know, we might do that anyway one day. But this time around, we thought, 'Let's just do this [kind of] record.' Some people will love it and some people will not, and that's OK, because, in a way, I don't think we wanted to just give what was expected, and we're certainly not doing that."
You can view the full video interview at this location.
Italian metal act Stigma has posted a new video trailer online to promote its forthcoming music video "The Undertaker." You can view the clip below:
Gothenburg, Sweden melodic death metal act Engel has posted a behind the scenes clip from its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Six Feet Deep" which is included on the band's forthcoming studio album "Threnody." "Threnody" is set for release in North America on January 11, 2011 through Season Of Mist. You can view the documentary clip below:
Norwegian progressive metal act Solefald has posted a new song online, titled "Vitets Vidd I Verdi." The song is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming studio album, "Norrøn Livskunst", which is scheduled for release on November 15 via Indie Recordings. You can listen to the new song at this location.
Here is the "Norrøn Livskunst" tracklisting:
1. Song Til Stormen
2. Norrøn Livskunst
4. Stridsljod, (Blackabilly)
7. Vitets Vidd I Verdi
9. Waves Over Vallhalla (An Icelandic Odyssey Part 3)
10. Til Heimen Yver Havet
German progressive metal act The Ocean has announced that due to "technical problems during the manufacturing process," the release date of "Anthropocentric", the follow up to "Heliocentric" has been pushed back to November 19 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy and November 22 in the rest of Europe.
"Anthropocentric" was completed at Studio Mecanique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the same facility where the band's previous effort, "Heliocentric", was recorded and mixed. The new CD was mastered on August 25 by Svante Forsbäck in Helsinki.
Between the Buried and Me has uploaded a short video clip online chronicling the band's time in the studio recording new material. The footage can be viewed below.
Dutch metal act Massive Assault has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with FDA Rekotz:
"Hey, people! Here's a quote from the FDA Rekotz newsletter: 'We are really proud to announce the signing of dutch old school death metal band Massive Assault. The upcoming full length album will come sometimes in 2011 as CD, MC and LP version via FDA Rekotz. Brutal, catchy old school death metal with megafat "sunlight" guitar sound. Massive Assault together with Swedish death horde Maim will enter the German stages in June 2011. A first gig on June 24th, 2011 at Grind The Nazi Scum Festival in Torgau/Saxonia is confirmed. More will follow. We'll keep your informed.'
"We're also very happy with the signing to FDA Rekotz (current home of Entrails, Revolting, Deus Otiosus and Afgrund to name a few)! And we're eager to go to Germany coming June!! We'll keep you posted on more Massive Assault news!"
Belgian black metal band Gorath has posted up live footage from the group's performance at the 2010 Werewolf Festival, which can be viewed below.
Guitarist Tommy Church has issued the following announcement about deciding to part ways with The Autumn Offering:
"Hello all, sad to say but I have made the decision to the TAO, I have made many great friends and had many wonderful memories, I will hold them all close to my heart but I feel it is time to move on with my life.
"I wish all the guys well and to all the fans thanks for your support over the years and hopefully I will see you all sometime in the future! Best of luck to all me current and ex-band mates, you will be missed!"
Sweden's One Without has announced the following upcoming dates supporting Katatonia:
3/11/2010 KB in Malmo
4/11/2010 Brewhouse in Gothenburg
One Without will also be supporting Evergrey on the following dates:
16/12/2010 The Matrix in Bochum GERMANY
17/12/2010 Baroeg in Rotterdam THE NETHERLANDS
18/12/2010 The Rock Temple in Kerkrade THE NETHERLANDS
19/12/2010 Rockfabrik (Rofa x-mas festival) in Ludwigsburg GERMANY
Norway's Leprous has checked in with the following road report:
"We arrived in Groeningen in the middle of the night. We were still sleeping... Thats one of the fun things about nightliners, you go to sleep and wake up in a completely new city. At the first sight, Groeningen Oosterport looked like a high school. But as yesterday, we got a nice backstage with nice catering. Since we are support-act there aren't much to do, before main-act done rigging their stuff and had their sound check.
"So we had plenty of time to check out the town, exercise, write blog, practice, eat fruit etc.
When it was time for out sound check it went smoothly. Luckily we can use Therions mixer, which makes it so easy for us, since we can save our settings from each night. The sound on stage was awesome, we all felt really good, and ready for a good show. More...
On October 26th, melodic death metallers Arch Enemy played their first show in Poland at Klub Stodola / Batorego 1, Warszawa. A video clip with footage from the sound check, backstage, and the show itself can be viewed below.
Darkwater has posted a music video for the song "Breathe," which is taken from the band's upcoming album "Where Stories End." The clip can be viewed below. "Breathe" was directed by Radionika AB, Dino Medanhodzic, and Joacim Hammarström. "Where Stories End" will be released in Europe on November 12th, and in North America on November 23rd.
Latvian act Dehydrated Goat has issued the following announcement about releasing a full-length album:
"Dehydrated Goat is happy to announce the release of our first studio album 'Genocide Against The Brain Cells!' Recorded in 2009, it finally comes out to our fans and listeners through Russian label Coyote Records and is more than 40 minutes long.
"Dehydrated Goat is based on the collective effort of 5 members. The band has been active since 2006 and hails from Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Dehydrated Goat's material is best classified as mid-tempo grind (not -core, -gore, -metal etc.). The band doesn't try to emphasize brutality or technicality (mimicking a turkey on guitar), and keeps their songs in a somewhat simple manner, so even people that hit the bottle regularly may understand what's going on. Thematic orientation is not kept in strict conceptual margins - themes vary from careless lifestyle and parodies of worldviews, to thoughtful commentary about the ongoing processes in modern Western mind gestalt. Thorough fuck-it-all hilarity mixes with serious revelations.
"The material found in 'GABC' documents just some of the ideas and experiences accumulated by band members in these 4 years of existence, therefore, since the recording of the first album the band has concluded an initial starting phase, allowing the band to accept new challenges and move on - the band has already finished the recording of a second album with the working title 'In The Shadow Of The Cock,' which will be released next year by a currently unannounced label. We've also started to tackle material for the third album. Several songs from the released album may be heard at this location. More...
Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:
"Derelict are pleased to announce the addition of guitarist George Lago to their ranks. We’re quite excited to have a full lineup again, we’ve been full-tilt in writing mode but now we can go rip it up on the live scene again too. George can really shred so we’re looking forward to showing him off to our fans! The video below shows George playing his re-worked version of the solo from the track ‘Summoning the Firestorm’."
Rotting Christ has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming European dates with Samael and Finntroll:
"Time is getting near for the long time announced second part of Rotting Christ’s European tour within the framework of their last very successful album AEALO promotion. This time the band will honorably share the stage with great bands such as Finntroll, Samael, Metsatoll, Nothnegal, and is really anxious to see all you Metal Brothers and sisters in one of the following European destinations."
26 Nov 2010 Biebop-Vosselaar (BELGIUM)
27 Nov 2010 Turock-Essen (GERMANY)
28 Nov 2010 Romein Popodium-Leuwaarden (HOLLAND)
29 Nov 2010 Markthalle-Hamburg (GERMANY)
30 Nov 2010 Meir Music Hall- Braunscweig (GERMANY)
01 Dec 2010 Rockfabrick-Ludwigsburg (GERMANY)
02 Dec 2010 K17-Berlin (GERMANY)
03 Dec 2010 Hellraiser-Leipzig (GERMANY)
04 Dec 2010 Metal Meeting- Lichtenfels (GERMANY)
05 Dec 2010 Masters Of Rock-Zlin- (CHECH REPUBLIC)
06 Dec 2010 Wig Wam-Budapest-(HUNGARY)
07 Dec 2010 Kino Skina- Ljubeljana (SLOVENIA)
08 Dec 2010 Generali Magazzini-Milan (ITALY)
09 Dec 2010 Szene-Vienna (AUSTRIA)
10 Dec 2010 Backstage-Munich (GERMANY)
11 Dec 2010 Kulturfabrik-Kufstein (AUSTRIA)
12 Dec 2010 Z7-Pratteln (HELVETIA)
13 Dec 2010 Ninkasi Kao-Lyon (FRANCE)
14 Dec 2010 Salamandra –Barcelona (SPAIN)
15 Dec 2010 Heineken-Madrid (SPAIN)
16 Dec 2010 Phare-Toulouse (FRANCE)
17 Dec 2010 John Lennon-Limoges (FRANCE)
18 Dec 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting-Eindhoven (HOLLAND)
19 Dec 2010 Batschkamp-Frankfurt (GERMANY)
Norway's The Konsortium has checked in with the following update about mixing and mastering new material:
"Last week we had to make some last minute changes to some previously recorded parts, in addition to adding some more heaviness to parts of the guitars...an unholy blend of Engl-Mesa-Marshall, who can beat that combination?
"So, the album is actually being mixed as we speak, and it will be shipped off to Tom Kvålsvoll and Strype Audio for mastering on the 15th of November. As you might have guessed by now, this means that the album WILL be out before we crumble and die as old men. Some samples will be posted in due time. More guitars, more guitars. And all of them go to 11."
Threat Signal has now finalized the band's upcoming European tour dates with Sybreed, Raunchy, M.A.N., and In Cold Blood. The dates are as follows (dates with an * do not include In Cold Blood):
14.11.2010 - Bournemouth (UK) "Champions"*
15.11.2010 - Southampton (UK) "Joiners" *
16.11.2010 - Nottingham (UK) "The Bodega Social Club"*
17.11.2010 - High Wycombe (UK) "Wycombe Academy"*
18.11.2010 - London (UK) "Barfly"*
19.11.2010 - Terneuzen (The Netherlands) "De Pit"
20.11.2010 - Copenhagen (Denmark) "The Rock"*
22.11.2010 – Oldenburg (Germany) “Cadillac”
23.11.2010 - Darmstadt (Germany) "Steinbruch Theatre"
24.11.2010 – Lyon (France) “Lyon Hall”
25.11.2010 - Barcelona (Spain) "Be Cool"
26.11.2010 - Madrid (Spain) "La Sala El Grito”
27.11.2010 - Lisboa (Portugal) "Side B Lounge"
28.11.2010 - Porto (Portugal) "Porto Rio"
29.11.2010 - Bilbao (Spain) "RockStar Live"
01.12.2010 - Turin (Italy) "Lapsus"
02.12.2010 - Bologna (Italy) "Blogos"
03.12.2010 - Aarau (Switzerland) "KiFF"
04.12.2010 - Bulle (Switzerland) "Ebullition"
05.12.2010 - Vienna (Austria) "Viper Room"
06.12.2010 - Stuttgart (Germany) "Die Roehre"*
07.12.2010 - Koeln (Germany) "Underground"*
Illinois based Gothic act Energy Vampires, which previously announced a set of old demos would be remastered and released by Halloween, has now issued the following brief update about pushing back the release: "Sorry, new demo tracks won't be ready in time. Too much going on and we haven't been able to get the old demo tracks done. We are still shooting for sometime this year." You can also check out the band's music via the Energy Vampires MySpace page.
Lizard Skynard sounds like a reject Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band, but behind the gimmicky name and eccentric frontman Erik Sprague, aka The Lizardman, is a legitimate force to be reckoned with. Their sound runs the gamut from blasts of hardcore fury to ambient space rock. Lizardman’s spoken word style has a Henry Rollins flavor to it and helps to make the band stand out from the rest of the pack. With their self-titled debut being released a few weeks back, guitarist Mossy Vaughn spoke to Metalunderground.com in early October about the new album, having a frontman like Lizardman around, and the dangers of vomiting during a live Lizard Skynard show More...
Huldrefolk has posted footage online of the band's performance in Kirchheim on October 30th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
Metal Maniacs, in partnership with Relapse Records, is offering up two unreleased tracks from the forthcoming split CD between PUTRID PILE and VIRAL LOAD. Head on over to download MP3s of Putrid Pile's “Satisfying the Dead” and Viral Load's “Methlab Machete Massacre.”
Torture Therapy has posted a music video online for the track "Equal Opportunity Murderer," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the video:
"Happy Halloween to our dedicated patients! We've released our first, official music video, 'Equal Opportunity Murderer.' We truly thank all our friends, fans, and supporters who participated in the filming! Everyone did an amazing job, and it was an honor to celebrate the season Torture Therapy style with all of you! Enjoy the video, and, as always, thanks for stopping by!"
As Autumn Calls has issued the following update about releasing "An Autumn Departure" in CD format and working on a new album entitled "Cold, Black & Everlasting:"
"We will be releasing An Autumn Departure as a CD in May 2011 through Naturmacht Productions. The CD version will feature all new artwork from Wallace R. Gillard. We are still planning to release An Autumn Departure as a cassette but at this time we are still waiting for a release date. We are hoping to have it released in the next month or two. We will keep everyone posted as soon as we have a date.
"An Autumn Departure features songs that we wrote between 2005-2008. You can listen to 4 of the songs on our MySpace player now. Also in the new year we will be releasing a brand new album titled 'Cold, Black & Everlasting.' We are looking at December 2011 as a release date for that album."
Poland's Stos, whose former bassist Janusz Soloma died on stage of a heart attack during a live show in May, has now announced a replacement bassist. Tomasz Skorek has officially joined Stos as the band's new bass player. You can check out the band's music here or catch Stos live on the following upcoming date:
12/17 2010 Katowice Katowice, Slask, POLAND
Control the Chaos, who recently took the prize for "Best Teen Band" at the 2010 Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards show, has signed on to score the soundtrack for an independent horror film entitled "The Back Room" by independent film company 3DT Productions.
Enter Tim Stover, a local indie film director getting ready to release the company’s first feature "The Back Room”- a grindhouse horror film shot in and around Las Vegas, NV. “I wanted to pull together more local talent to put in this movie and given the subject matter, we were intent on assembling a great heavy metal soundtrack for the film,” states Stover.
“The film enters the mind of a serial killer. The rest, we’ll leave to online teaser trailers and the movie’s official release date for Halloween 2010. We’d say more, but we’d have to kill ya...”
“Heavy metal isn’t the soundtrack for relaxation. It’s the score for intensity! And horror and metal music go together like Halloween and candy,” says Ed Fassio, CEO of Itchy Metal Entertainment and manager of the Vegas metal band: Control the Chaos.
“We’re always exploring opportunities to further grow our international presence, both for the band and Itchy Metal,” states Fassio. “When Tim approached us with the idea of having CTC’s music included in the film, we reviewed the project, discussed distribution and came to a licensing agreement (with 3DT) to use their songs for the movie. In addition, the band is preparing to release their new horror-themed single 'Zombie,' so the timing is perfect.”
For initial release, "The Back Room" will be distributed via retail channels by Canadian-based Black Flag Pictures and made digitally available via Netflix Canada.
You can check out some of the band's music in the player below: