Metal News for November 10, 2009
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Hoods will be on tour in Japan in November. The tour dates are as follows:
November 20th at ANTIKNOCK, Shinjuku Tokyo
November 21st at FIREBIRD, Shinmatsudo Chiba
November 22nd at KING COBRA, Nishishinsaibashi Osaka
November 23rd at ZION, Nagoya Aichi
LUDICRA is putting the finishing touches on their next full-length album (their fourth) entitled “The Tenant,” which will be released through Profound Lore Records.
Known as one of the initial acts to help spearhead the black metal underground movement of the Bay Area and featuring the line-up of guitarist John Cobbet (HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE), bassist Ross Sewage (IMPALED), drummer Aesop Dekker (AGALLOCH), guitarist Christy Cather, and vocalist Laurie Shanaman, Ludicra has been known for offering a unique mix of black metal, punk, classic metal, and the odd touch of neo-folk.
Look for “The Tenant” to be released early March, 2010. More Ludicra news to surely follow, leading to the album’s impending release
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Finnish metallers Amorphis performing in Munich on November 6th. The video clip can be viewed below.
As was previously reported, DevilDriver has begun writing new material for an upcoming album. DevilDriver drummer John Boecklin issued the following statement about the new songs:
"Just to clarify a few things on the subject of us writing new material!! Not one note of these songs are left over shit songs we could not pull together for our last record. I personally started writing for this album a week after recording 'Pray' and we have always done this. Writing for us is the fun part of all the stupid crap that goes on in this business. This is also not a quick attempt to get out of our record contract, even if we were trying to do so, none of us could release material we all felt was blatantly sub-par while giving each other high fives cause we got out of a contract.
"On our last record, I would say we stretched as far as we could outside of what we had done in the past, trying new and slower songs with vocal melody like 'its in the cards' or the rock like feel of songs like 'Back with a Vengeance' and 'teach me to whisper.' For our latest effort, we feel like musically going for the throat so to speak. Are we gonna make a death metal album? no! We always have a heavy emphasis on groove and hook. That will not change. We just feel we have a certain anger edge about us and the songs we are writing compared to our last one. It will not be rushed and if you are a fan, you will not be let down!!"
Leaves' Eyes have announced they will be performing at the Metalfest 2010 in Austria. The festival is set to take place at Castle Mamling in Mining am Inn on May 13th - 15th, 2010. Other currently confirmed bands include Bolt Thrower, Nevermore, and Epica. More info on the Metalfest can be found at this location.
We, The Undersigned have issued the following road report from their Canadian tour dates:
"November 5th - Mikado’s - St. Catherines, ON. On our way to a Thursday night shindig in St. Catherines we skipped down to one of Canada’s greatest wonders, Niagara Falls. For most of us this was the first time and I must say, it’s pretty badass! Go Canada!
"This particular bar is equipped with a projector and so along with cold beer and live music, the patrons are also subject to whatever sort of visual stimulation the DJ deems appropriate. I looked up at one point and saw teletubbies... during our set. Imagining our tunes with a backdrop of those little creatures is pretty comical.
"We rocked Mikado’s with 2 local bands, The Overfiend and The Flame of Iris, and had a great time doing it! Ninjaspy administered some serious pwn, as per the usual. It’s great to see brothers making music together, and doing it so well. This was the 1st show/bar that gave us a beer tab so that was kinda nice. We demolished it in a timely manner. Hopefully we caught a few eyes and ears in the St. Kitts because we’ll likely be back in the future since this show went so well. Mainly though we just want to see the Falls again! Tomorrow we backtrack to Montreal, the metal capital of Canada! More...
Pennsylvania metal band Ethereal Collapse has issued the following update regarding the departure of guitarist Dave Kline
"It is with a very heavy heart that I announce Dave Kline's departure from Ethereal Collapse. Dave has been with the band since the very beginning, and it goes without saying that we are deeply saddened by his departure. Simply put, things won't be the same without him, and it will be quite an adjustment for all of us."
"This means that for the first time since the band's inception, Ethereal Collapse is in need of a guitarist. Interested parties should contact us on Myspace or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ideal candidate will live in driving distance of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and be equally proficient in rhythm and lead playing. The ability to write good melodic metal is a plus, and he or she should be able to practice at least twice a week."
"If interested, please contact the band immediately. Thank you."
"-Ryan Klubeck of Ethereal Collapse
Finland's Deathbound have announced they will release their upcoming album "Non Compos Mentis" through Dynamic Arts Records. Deathbound are also currently streaming two new songs from the album titled "A Reason For Your Fight" and "Free Shackles For Everyone" on their official MySpace page.
French metallers Bloody Sign have issued the following announcement about the release of their new album "Chaos Echoes:"
"Bloody Sign's third full length album Chaos Echoes will be released in December 2009, CD version through Blood Harvest records. Followed by a digisleeve version for USA market by Ibex Moon records in February 2010. LP version will be unleashed for spring time with different artwork, layout… through Blood Harvest. Expect Death Metal Darkness voyage from the deepest caves of the earth to the last cosmic black holes; roots of extreme metal hermetism and black psychedelism, dealing about the magical links between Music, Death, primal elements, spirits, myths, ancient surrealistic rituals… and rock’n’roll!
"All artwork, cover, layout, logo has been created by artist Stefan Thanneur. We are really proud to work with someone who really captured our feelings, who really felt this album in its essence, and this artwork is really linked to this entire album atmosphere, and the understanding between each other is deep."
The track listing will be as follows:
2. Chord Temple
3. Down To Hell
4. For The Unknown
5. Voice From The depths – bass interlude
6. The Call
7. Primordial Sound
8. Symphony Of Bones – drum interlude
9. Words Of Death
10. Khordê’s Funerals – Guitar Interlude
11. Tongues Of Shadows
Metalhammer.co.uk is reporting that a painting by Tom Sanford of Dimebag Darrell's murder will be auctioned off for a charity event this weekend. The painting is expected to receive between £500 – £700 at the auction. The painting itself and the artist's explanation of it can be viewed at this location.
Vektor are currently streaming six of the tracks from their upcoming album "Black Future" on the Heavy Artillery US website. "Black Future" is set for a worldwide release on November 17th, 2009. You can also catch Vektor live on the following tour dates: More...
Swedish metallers Godhate have issued the following update about signing a record deal with Metal Age Productions:
"We’re proud to announce that we finally inked a 3 album record deal with Metal age productions. This means that our new album 'Equal in the eyes of death' will see the light of day during this fall, 2009!
"From the very beginning we had a very good feeling about MAP. The way they acted and their attitude towards us was more than we expected. They were simply the underground label we were looking for. A label with great ambitions and down to earth attitude. They were serious and ready to tell us about their visions whenever we wanted to. We have had this record deal in the works for quite long and we are both relieved to have this contract sealed as much as eager to begin the journey towards higher levels."
Alice In Chains have announced they will be performing the song "Check My Brain" tonight on Jools Holland on the BBC2 at 10PM. They will also be perform the tracks "Lesson Learned" and "Black Gives Way To Blue" on Friday, November 13th at 11:30PM.
Bloodstream Parade has issued the following announcement about offering a free MP3 for military personnel in honor of Veterans Day:
"In recognition to all military veterans either currently serving or has served in the past. This Veterans Day week Bloodstream Parade would like to offer a small token of our appreciation for what you do and have done. Let us know what branch, rank, years served, and your email address is, and we'll send you a free MP3 of our song 'Source Fire' about sniper life, which we always pay tribute to our military in our live shows. So chime in and be recognized for your sacrifices. As you know Bloodstream Parade will ALWAYS support!!
"Offer expires this Friday Nov. 13th 2009. HAPPY VETERANS DAY!! THANK YOU ALL AND STAY SAFE OUT THERE!!"
Dark Tranquillity has issued the following announcement about changing the date of their Istanbul show:
"Due to popular demand, the promotor for the Turkish tour has changed the Istanbul date from Dec 2 to Dec 6 so that the show can be held on a weekend. Please inform everyone you know that has bought a ticket.
"We're happy to announce that we'll team up with our friends in The Haunted for a co-headline show at Club 700 in Örebro, Sweden. Support comes from death metal trio Torture division. Date: February 27, 2010."
Bassist Jon Miller of DevilDriver has issued the following announcement about working on new material for an upcoming album:
"Dear DevilDriver fans, we are in Graz, Austria today with behemoth, scar symmetry and Arsis. We have 2 more weeks in Europe before we go home for a minute and then go to Australia. We now have six songs in the bag for the new album which we are looking to record sooner than later. We want to go faster and heavier on this one to answer any question on a 'direction' that we may be undertaking. We will keep you all up to date on this. That's all for now."
Ensiferum have announced they will be performing five Chinese tour dates in January of 2010 immediately after their Australian tour dates. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
01.01.2010 Australia, Sydney, Screamfest
03.01.2010 Australia, Brisbane, Hi Fi
05.01.2010 Australia, Melbourne, Billboard
07.01.2010 Australia, Perth, Capitol
09.01.2010 China, Beijng, Mao Livehouse
10.01.2010 China, Xi An, Sunset Bar
13.01.2010 China, Shanghai, Yu Ying Tang
15.01.2010 China, Guang Zhou, Tekkwun Livehouse
17.01.2010 China, Taipei, The WALL Livehouse
Father Befouled, whose drummer Anticrhistus recently took his own life, have issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer:
"In the wake of the tragedies of last week, we have added Chad Davis from Hour of 13 and SET (Former Demoncy, Profane Grace) to our ranks as our new drummer. Chad stepped up the plate and has already learned and recorded one of the new tracks for the NWN 7" to be released soon. We could not be happier with his inclusion in the band, and look to move forward, however never forgetting the importance of our former member.
"Yes, Decrepitaph's Elektrokutioner was originally lined up for the position, but dynamically Chad's style better fits our sound, and logistically it is an easier move, with us being in Georgia and CD in North Carolina. Elektrokutioner remains one of my personal best friends, so there is no love lost there. (Speaking of, our other band, Festered, has our new album out on Razorback Records TODAY, go buy that shizz).
"No shows lined up for now, but all in due time."
Spanish death metalers Haemophagia have issued the following statement about seeking a new drummer:
"Haemophagia is looking for a drummer. If you ARE interested and you think you can do it please contact us and prepare to record a video of you playing the songs we will tell you. We are working on new songs and excited to blast again!!"
Samples of Haemophagia's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
Ohio's Silver Skull has issued the following update about recruiting a new bassist:
"We have an awesome show planned for November 14th at the Shamrock in Barberton! Also appearing that night will be the Band of Shapes. We will also be introducing our new bassist, Codi Stark for the first time! This will be an exciting show that you won't want to miss! Hope to see you all there! We also have other shows in the works so be sure to subscribe to our blog for updates and check our page often! Thanks to all who make it to our shows and support us! We also have to send out a special thanks to Bob, Heathster, Jason the Wolfman, and Jesse! Every metal show crowd should have these four in it!"
Silver Skull has the following upcoming tour dates:
11/14 Shamrock w/ Band of Shapes Barberton, Ohio
11/21 The Cove Niteclub Geneva-On-The-Lake, Ohio
Satanic rock and roll act The Devil's Blood have updated their tour schedule with the following string of dates:
11/12 @ Baroeg w/ HANGMAN’S CHAIR & BROKEN CLOWN Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
11/19 @ Turock w/ GRIFTEGARD & VERDUNKELN Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
11/20 @ Hellraiser w/ GRIFTEGARD & VERDUNKELN Leipzig, Sachsen
11/21 @ Roxy w/ GRIFTEGARD & VERDUNKELN Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein
11/22 @ K17 w/ GRIFTEGARD & VERDUNKELN Berlin, Berlin
11/28 Metal Forces Fest Lorrach, Baden-Württemberg
12/18 @ TRIX w/ NOX & Goat Torment Antwerpen, Antwerp
12/19 Eindhoven Metal Meeting @ FNR Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
4/3 2010 Rock Tower Festival Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein
5/21 2010 RockHard Festival Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Amaranthe (formerly Avalanche) have been added to the billing of Kamelot's 2010 Finnish tour as special guests. Amaranthe's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
4/13 2010 Helsinki - FI - Nosturispecial
4/14 2010 Tampere - FI - Pakkahuone
4/16 2010 Oslo - NO - Sentrum Scene
Canadian industrial metallers Nanochrist have announced they will be playing a live show in Montreal on December 6th at the Katacombes alongside Orgasma, Soundgazer, and Disorder. Samples of Nanochrist's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
UK metallers Threshold have issued the following tour recap:
"Threshold have now completed their Essence Of Progression tour supported by Serenity and Spheric Universe Experience. The tour celebrated 20 years of Threshold during which the band have performed in 20 countries worldwide.
"Threshold played the following setlist at most of the shows: Consume To Live, Fighting For Breath, Stop Dead, Part Of The Chaos, Avalon, One Degree Down, Critical Mass, Smile At The Moon, The Art Of Reason, Long Way Home, Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams, Slipstream. (Encores:) Mission Profile, Paradox.
"Threshold would like to thank Georg, Thomas, Simon, Mario and Andreas (Serenity), Franck, Vince, John, Fred and Christophe (Spheric Universe Experience), Jordan from JPA Media for the visuals, the amazing crew of Noel, Aaron, Oskar, Chop and Mickael, as well as Rock Hard, Rock It, Eclipsed, Nuclear Blast, Napalm Records, Sensory Records, Intromental Worldwide, Factory Music, Just Coffee and TTP Productions for helping to make it such a great tour."
As previously reported, Motorhead mainman Lemmy recently worked with Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo to record a cover of the classic Ben E. King song, "Stand By Me." You can now check out the song below. The cover was recorded for the soundtrack to the upcoming movie, "Extremely Sorry" and will be released on December 8th. More...
Finnish goth rock outfit The 69 Eyes has recently completed their headlining tour of the United States, during which, lead vocalist Jyrki 69 appeared on the American news channels CNN and Fox News. You can check out the videos below. The band has been touring in support of their latest studio album, "Back In Blood" which was released earlier this year. More...
Metallica has announced that they will be heading to South America next year for a full headlining tour which will see the band perform in places they never have before. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Last night we told you that we can't wait to start our year with our friends in South America... we're back again as promised to announce four more shows, including two dates in Central America!
"We are looking forward to visiting cities we have never played before... San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama to be specific. And as we've only had the chance to visit Caracas and Bogota once before in 1999, this leg of the World Magnetic tour is sure to be a memorable one.
"Being the super smart people that you are, you have no doubt noticed that there are more than a few holes in the schedule... please keep checking back here over the next couple of weeks for more announcements."
The current tour dates are as follows: More...
British thrash metal legends Onslaught has checked in from their first headlining tour of South America after finishing their shows in Brazil. The message reads as follows:
"Well here we are for our first time in Brazil, I've been looking forward to this for many years and what an eventful start we got off to...
"First show was in Manaus, a city in the middle of the Amazon jungle with no roads in or out, truly amazing. We arrive at the venue to be greeted by hordes of thrash metal maniacs hanging out around this, I must say gargantuan venue, its a really cool scene... I think within an hour we managed to get our photo taken with everyone there... ha ha ha ha.
"The equipment is not the best and it takes some huge compromises to get things together but with the help of William our sound tech, everything works and he gets a crushing front of house sound. The Force album seems to be order of the day, so we try to play it in its entirity, unfortunately our show is brought to a very abrupt end by the local Police (this is a big problem over here) and we are several songs short which was a huge disappointment at our first appearance here. More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week, Ben of All Shall Perish prefers to let the video do most of the talking:
"Full Force Festival was probably one of the most memorable mosh pit's All shall Perish has ever created. The crowd busted one of the biggest wall of death's I have ever seen! check out the video from the Jumbotron:
"I heard from a few that attended that day that some kid broke both of his legs... Sorry about that!"
All Shall Perish just wrapped up a co-headlining tour of the US with Born of Osiris and will be heading to Europe in January for their "The Black Procession" tour with Machine Head, Hatebreed and Bleeding Through.
Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the pit.
In response to the leak of Them Crooked Vultures' album, the band has made the decision to stream the record in its entirety beginning with first track "No One Loves Me & Neither Do I." The first song is and entire playlist can be streamed here.
Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut album is due out November 17 in the United States and Canada on DGC/Interscope Records and can be pre-ordered here. Its release has been preceded by first single "New Fang" currently streaming on MySpace and "Mind Eraser, No Chaser" now available as a free iTunes download.
Them Crooked Vultures recently announced its first ever shows in California and the Pacific Northwest: November 17 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, November 19 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, November 21 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, and November 22 at the Roseland Theater in Portland.The dates expand an itinerary that already includes a December tour of the UK and Europe and January dates in Australia and New Zealand.
ISIS recently released their latest music video for "20 Minutes / 40 Years" online. The song is from their recent release "Wavering Radiant." The band is on tour now. See below for the latest Isis tour dates.
ISIS's "20 Minutes/40 Years" music video:
Here are the latest Isis tour dates: More...
The second video blog from Living Sacrifice in the studio recording their new album "The Infinite Order" has been posted online, and can be viewed below. The album will be available in stores and online January 26th.