Metal News for November 10, 2010
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In September, Madball issued a surprise announcement that drummer Jay Weinberg would not be finishing off the "Through The Noise Tour" with Comeback Kid. Jay has since spoken with Metalunderground.com to explain his side of the story and discuss the circumstances of his departure. He also explained what he'll be doing in the world of music in the coming months, his role in writing and recording the latest Madball album "Empire," and even the show "Cake Boss." More...
Detroit metal band, As They Sleep, has updated their official MySpace page with a brand new song, taken from the band’s forthcoming full-length record, "Dynasty," entitled, “The Darkest Ages.” “The Darkest Ages” joins three other tracks from As They Sleep’s Solid State Records debut, which are currently streaming at their MySpace page. "Dynasty" will hit stores later this month on November 22nd, and was produced by Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Chimaira, Demon Hunter).
The track list for "Dynasty" is as follows:
01. Oracle of the Dead
02. To the Republic
03. The Third Reich
04. Bedlam at the Nile
05. The Darkest Ages
07. The Offering
10. God of War
11. The Unseen
Cradle of Filth has just released the band's new album "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" and guitarist Paul Allender has announced he will be available to discuss the album in a live web chat on Monday, November 15th at 8pm (UK time). The chat will stream on the Peaceville Records Livestream channel at this location and fans will be able to submit questions using their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Slayer has posted a fifth Jagermeister tour video online, which can be viewed below.
Seventh Rule Recordings has issued the following announcement about signing New York doom act Batillus:
"Seventh Rule proudly welcomes Brooklyn doom quartet Batillus to its stormy roster. With songs that move from bristling blast beats to subterranean crawls, Batillus (buh-TILL-us) cohere the extremes of heavy music into a surge of massive riffing, rolling over and descending on the listener with the force and intensity of a sudden storm.
"The New Yorker describes Batillus as 'a sludgy four-piece that slows monstrous Black Sabbath riffs to a crawl to produce highly textured compositions of droning doom-metal,' and Revolver calls their music 'beyond-atmospheric blackened doom.'
"Seventh Rule will release 'Furnace,' the first full length by Batillus, in the coming spring months, with full U.S. touring by the band to follow. 'Furnace' was recorded by Sanford Parker (Yob, Unearthly Trance, Nachtmystium, Pelican) at Semaphore Studios in Chicago. "
The upcoming Batillus tour dates are as follows:
11/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Electric w/ Evoken + Man's Gin + Moth Eater
11/19 Wallingford, CT @ Red Scroll Records w/ Author and Punisher + Theologian
11/20 Somerville, MA @ The Starlab w/ Author and Punisher + Theologian
11/21 Albany, NY @ The MarketPlace Gallery w/ Author and Punisher + Theologian
11/26 Philadelphia, PA @ The Rotunda w/ Author and Punisher + Theologian
11/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ Author and Punisher + Theologian
12/11 Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston w/ Naam + Cough + Sea of Bones
New York hard rock act Seventh Void has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Heaven Is Gone" which is taken from the band's debut album of the same name. Seventh Void features former Type O Negative members Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly. You can view the video below:
Cancer Bats have posted the sixth episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.
You can view the newest video below:
Stray From the Path has announced a small batch of headline tour dates, set to take place in the United States following their run as a support act on the Cancer Bats tour. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
* = Stray From The Path headline show
11/30 – Edinboro, PA - The Hangout
12/01 – Pittsburgh, PA - The Altar Bar
12/02 – Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
12/03 – Garden City, NY - Ethical Center
12/04 – Vineland, NJ - Hangar 84
12/05 – West Chester, PA - The Note
12/06 – Virginia Beach, VA - Club Relevant
12/07 – Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
12/08 – Corbin, KY - Technology Center
12/09 – East Ridge, TN - The Warehouse
12/12 Boiling Springs, SC – The Loft*
12/13 Summerville, SC – The Legion*
12/14 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz*
12/15 Baltimore, MD – Sonar*
12/19 Holyoke, MA – The Waterfront*
German thrash metal veterand Sodom have announced a signing session and release party for its new album "In War And Pieces." The concert event will be held on November 19 in Dortmund, Germany at the Musicatweb Store located at Martener Hellweg 30, 44379 Dortmund with the signing session taking place at Hoher Wall 43, 44137 Dortmund.
"In War And Pieces" will be released in North America on January 11, 2011 and in Europe on November 22, 2010 via SPV/Steamhammer.
Here is the "In War And Pieces" tracklisting:
1. In War And Pieces
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
11. Styptic Parasite
Gamma Ray is preparing a mini-tour for early 2011 in support of the band's newest record, "To The Metal." VIP tickets will be available for an meet and greets one hour before the show for an additional cost. There will be no other North American tours in 2011 as stated on the band's official webpage, making this the only chance to see Gamma Ray for the forseeable future.
Gamma Ray will be playing at the following cities:
28th January 2011 - Grammercy Theater - New York, NY
29th January 2011 - Cafe Campus - Montreal, QUE
30th January 2011 - Imperial - Quebec City, QUE
1st February 2011 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
3rd February 2011 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL
The multi-Platinum thrash/rock band ANTHRAX, fresh off the Jagermeister Music Fall Tour where they shared the stage with co-headliners Slayer and Megadeth, has been working on a brand new album, the band's first with Joey Belladonna singing the vocals since 1991's "Persistence of Time." The album is expected out in 2011, and Scott Ian, Frank Bello and Belladonna sat down to talk about it in the video below.
It is being reported through Swedish news outlets that Swedish heavy metal act Enforcer was involved in a serious vehicle accident this morning at 3 A.M in route to Stockholm, coming from Oslo, Norway. The band, which was on tour in Europe as the support act for Australian hard rockers Airbourne was near its hometown of Arvika when the group's vehicle skidded on ice, crossed over to the other side of the road and experienced a head-on collision with a snow-plow. Guitarists Adam Zaars and Joseph Tholl, bassist Tobias Lindqvist and the band's driver were battered and bruised, but miraculously all survived the crash with only minor injuries and Olof Wikstrand and drummer Jonas Wikstrand were travelling in a separate car at the time and were not involved in the crash.
The band has cancelled its appearances tonight in Sweden and on November 12 and November 13 in Finland and will be using the time to recuperate and recover from the nerve-wracking incident. They will resume the tour on November 16 in Berlin, Germany.
Dark Tranquillity has issued the following recap of the band's recent tour dates:
"What a ride! After having spent most of the year touring other continents and laying to waste innumerable summer festivals, we finally brought the 'We are the void' experience to the European club circuit.
"The whole 'Where death is most alive part II' experience was amazing, and the seven weeks were filled with great shows and unforgettable moments. The idea of having a different local support band - determined by public vote - every night in mainland Europe turned out to be successful as well; we got to hear a lot of great acts and even got some tattoos courtsey of JP Mottin of El Comer Ocho. So we'd like to extend our most sincere thanks to everyone that took part in the shows - the awesome support acts of Insomnium, Avatar, Marionette and Omnium Gatherum, the beloved crew of Basti, Jorge, Jukka, Anders, Matti, Mikko and Jörg, all local support bands and of course all the fans that came out to the shows to give us the time of our lives.
"We've gotten some questions regarding the setlist. We shifted things around a bit to keep some variation for ourselves and for the numerous people that attended several of the shows, but these are the tracks that at some point were played. More...
Swedish melodic metallers Soilwork have posted a new video clip online, documenting the band's recent tour throughout North America. The footage was filmed and edited by Tommy Jones and taken during the band's recent North American headlining tour. Soilwork are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release "The Panic Broadcast."
You can view the video below:
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following announcement about releasing a new album:
"Dear fans, a bit late, but still a big thanks to all of you who came to our shows. We were happy to see so many old friends again and meet so many new ones! We have a little surprise for you; we will go on tour again in March 2011, a new Paganfest Tour! Apart from us, also Unleashed, Moonsorrow, Varg, Arafel and Kivimetsän Druidi will play, and on some special shows even Eluveitie and Heidevolk will take part. So, a big box full of goodies will be presented to you, for long evenings with great music, atmosphere and joy!
"We have been pretty busy finishing our upcoming album Ukon Wacka. Ukon Wacka, or Ukon Vakat, is a pagan sacrificial feast from ancient times, on which a special made beer richly flowed. As can be expected from the title, this album has an ancient and very folky feel and is totally in Finnish. To make the lyrics understandable for non-Finnish people, we will add an English description/translation in the booklet as usual.
"The album consists of 10 songs, among which you will find a song name Tequila, which is especially written for (and inspired by) our South American fans, with whom we celebrated such hard times, and who welcomed us so warmly, when we were touring in South America. Another surprise is the title song, Ukon Wacka, in which a special guest features: the famous Finnish singer Tuomari Nurmio! Last but not least features a tribute song (Päät pois tai hirteen) to the Finnish rock band Peer Günt, a great and underestimated band. We hope and expect that this album will give you as much joy as we had making it; a big folky feast for all! You only have to wait a bit, the release date is scheduled for February 4th 2011."
Norway's Leprous has posted the band's 11th tour blog online from Croatia, which can be read below.
Today it was time to say hello to Zagreb - the capital of Croatia. We enter the venue, and discover that both the catering and backstage facilities are really good! After doing some shows with rather small backstages shared between two bands, it was really nice to finally have a large backstage only for Leprous. In addition to that, the stage was perfect and the local crew was very helpful! Without us asking for it, they provided us with a driver that drove us to the city center of Zagreb.
When we arrived in the more central parts of Zagreb, the driver offered us to guide us through the city center to show us the most interesting parts. Now we´re talking good service! What also surprised me was how good the Croatians were in English! Almost everyone I talked to were able to communicate quite good in English.
The catering on the venue was perfect........for those who eat meat! Since the majority of the band are Vegetarians, it could have been better. It was a huge plate with meats of all kind, almost like a norwegian christmas meal. No worries, because the really nice crew from the Boogallo Club in Zagreb ordered a really nice Tofu meal for us! Once again, really nice service.More...
Leverage has posted a road report video online detailing the band's time on the road in the Summer of 2010. The footage can be viewed below.
Periphery has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to exclusively present the “Icarus Lives!” remix contest, which kicks off today and runs through December 9th. The grand prize winner will have their song featured on the "Icarus Lives!" EP, which is set for an early 2011 release. Check out this location to find out all of the details on how to register to receive the track.
Mansoor checks in with his thoughts on this remix contest: "Hey guys, since all of us in Periphery are such huge electronic music fans, we came up with a fun idea. We want to do a remix contest for our song 'Icarus Lives!' just to see what all you talented folk out there could do with it. We will give you just the vocals and let you go to town on it, be it a trance, house, dubstep, electronica, glitch, drum & bass or whatever your flavor is remix. Make it as crazy or as true to the original as you want, or anything in between, we want to hear what you guys can do, but originality and creativity are always well appreciated. The best part is that the winner's song will be on our upcoming EP that is due early next year. Have at it.”
Periphery also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Pythia has checked in with the following update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:
"Hello! As regular as the change of seasons, here is your autumn update from the guys and gal in your favourite band... There is a lot going on, and coming up in the world of Pythia, so let’s get right into it! First and foremost as always are the live shows. Returning from Belgium and Holland on a massive high (again!), November sees a couple of live shows, one for the Londoners, the other for those of a Brummie persuasion.
"We are hitting the Scala in King’s Cross on Friday 12th with the fantastic Lahannya, and then all of us up to the Asylum in Birmingham on Sunday 14th.There may be tickets available on the door, but these shows are by the bands, for the fans, so please grab yours in advance from the site! To accompany these shows we have a marvelous new t-shirt, featuring photography from the fantastic Clive Arrowsmith and our long time favorite, Hayley Madden. The new design is available on the site as well, so why not pick one up with your tickets and boast your new image with pride. More...
Estonian black metallers Sorts have uploaded two new songs online from the band's upcoming album "Schwarze Estnische Schweinerei." The new songs, entitled "Harsh" and "Gentes Aestorum," are available for streaming through the official Sorts MySpace page. Additional details on the new album will be announced as they are made available.
California thrash act Testament has announced that vocalist Chuck Billy will be appearing on the upcoming edition of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" on Saturday, November 13th, 2010. Additional information on "That Metal Show" and show times can be found at this location.
Sweden's Death Breath is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Festival. Next year's festival will take place from May 26th - 29th, 2011. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Guitarist Erik Monsonis of Spanish act Dandelium, which recently parted ways with the band's vocalist and drummer, has issued the following update about recruiting new members:
"We're going to announce our new line-up soon, as we're reworking on the vocal melodies and lyrics to fit the music and new singer better. We'll keep you updated about the changes. I'd also like to thank everybody who took the effort in sending us dozens of applications, really appreciated! Best wishes!"
Sweden's Faster Katt has issued the following brief update about the process of recording new material:
"Studio update: the drums is finished and this week the bass is coming to its place, maybe....? We are on a little time limit because our singer is going to Asia the 1st of December for 2 months to work on his body and soul...mind and spirit...."
You can also check out Faster Katt tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Primitive Graven Image has checked in with the following update about writing new material and appearing at an upcoming festival:
"Darkest Greetings! Dokkalfur speaking. Checking in to let you all know that things are great at the PGI camp... as usual. As you know we have been doing some killer gigs over the last few weeks and met some amazing people. It was great to be back in London last Tuesday playing at The Gaff.
"We are currently taking a short break from the road until the Show No Mercia festival which is on the 19th December 2010. We are looking forward to sharing the stage with the likes of Winterfylleth and Wodensthrone.
"Exciting things have happened during this tour. New music has been written, more crazy lyrics have been spewed. stay tuned! If you do not own our new album Celebrating Impending Chaos then you must get it now from our labels web site. SPEW FORTH UTTERINGS OF THE BLACKEST METAL INTO THE NIGHT! Dokkalfur out."
Canadian heavy metallers Cauldron has revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming new album, "Burning Fortune." You can check it out below. The album will be released through Earache Records on February 14th 2011 and is the successor to the band's debut full length, "Chained To The Nite," which was released last year. More...
European hard rock act TNT has announced the tracklisting for its new album, "A Farewell To Arms", which is set for release in Japan on December 15 via Avalon/Marquee. The CD will be released in Norway at the end of December.
"A Farewell To Arms" tracklisting:
3. Ship In The Night
4. Take It Like A Man - Woman!
7. A Signature On A Demon's Self-Portrait
8. Don't Misunderstand Me
9. A Farewell To Arms
10. Someone Else
11. God Natt, Marie
12. Not Only Lonely (Japanese bonus track)
Finland's Dark The Suns has announced the new album "Sleepwalking in a Nightmare" is set to be released via Firebox Records on November 24th, 2010. The track listing for the album is as follows:
2. Devoid of the Sun
3. Wounded By Broken
5. World Stood Still
6. Don´t Feel the Sleep
7. Last Farevel
8. Walking With an Angel
9. Into the Blind World
10. Lake of Thousand Tears
11. Requiem for a Dream
British metal outfit Cradle Of Filth has posted their new studio album, "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" online for streaming. You can check it out by heading to this location. The album is available to listen to until November 15th and was released on November 1st through Peaceville Records.
New Hampshire's Excrecor has posted a recording video online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on recording new material:
"Recording is under way! The month of November will be the month we finish our long awaited debut album 'Hypnotic Affliction!' Drums, guitars, bass and vocals being worked on continuously. Here's a small clip of Phil laying down a track for one song."
God Forbid has issued the following announcement about performing at a benefit show for ex-Divine Heresy vocalist Tommy Vext:
"God Forbid will be playing this special benefit show to help our good friend Tommy Vext who was recently attacked, seriously injured, hospitalized, and is need some help with his medical bills. GF hasn't played in NYC in a year and a half so it should be a good time.
"Sunday Nov 28th - Santos Party House in New York City: God Forbid, Mutiny Within, Dead Men Dreaming, Timeless (Reunion), Human Decline (Reunion), Judas Syndrome, Empyreon, A Great Day To Die. Tix $15 ADV, $17 DOS. Keep in mind this is a matinee show with a 1pm start and GF hitting the stage at 6pm sharp! Get there early and support please!"
Welsh ragga metal outfit Skindred has announced that they will be releasing a new album entitled, "Union Black" on May 2nd 2011. This will be their first release since last year's "Shark Bites And Dog Fights" EP, and their first full length release since 2007's, "Roots Rock Riot."
Speaking on the album, lead singer Benji Webbe commented: "This is the first album we have written and recorded in the UK, it’s a big departure from our usual sunny California or Florida surroundings.... its bloody freezing! The album will be darker and heavier than any of our previous recordings and I’ve not been this excited whilst writing since I was a kid! Union Black is bringing the darker side of the Dred out for sure!!!!!"
Mercenary has issued the following update about the band's upcoming sixth album:
"After a long period of significant transformations and hard work, we’re finally able to shed some light on circumstances regarding the release of our upcoming, sixth album. The album will be entitled ‘Metamorphosis,’ and it will be released on the 25th of February through NoiseArt Records. They are part of our new family which also includes our future booking company Rock The Nation.
"We are very excited about this future cooperation, as we believe that working closely together with a company that integrates both label and booking is a great way to confront the challenges of the modern music business.
"To prove this very point, the cooperation is off to flying start as we will join the Power of Metal tour with metal legends Symphony X, Nevermore and Psychotic Waltz in Europe in February / March. Needless to say, we’re incredibly eager to go on the road and present our new material for old and new fans alike, and show that Mercenary is once again a force to be reckoned with. The new album will blow your minds!"
Spain's Thirst of Revenge has issued the following announcement about releasing a new EP in advance of the band's upcoming full-length:
"I suppose many of you already know this band project formed only by Me, Carlos Mejias, former vocalist of the band Human Mincer Madrid, called Thirst of Revenge, after his debut album The Beginning of the End, released on the label pathologically explicit recordings again went to work writing new material. Well, since that material is almost finished and will be recorded on April 2011, meanwhile, in a few weeks will be released an EP with two new songs in advance to the next album, and 2 bonus tracks that you all liked from The beginning of the end, sure you'll love.
"The EP is totally devastating to sound more American style, with a magnificent production. Dicho monster has been completely written and recorded by the same Carlos Mejias already been mixed and mastered by Alex Cappa The Metal Factory Studios, will be released by the Madrid label GoreSick, be aware that I assure you it is worth listening to this tremendous advancement of what will be the second solo studio album."
Sheffield, U.K. melodic metalcore band While She Sleeps is premiering the song "Hearts Aside Our Horses" exclusively on Metalunderground.com. The song is off the band's Good Fight Music debut, entitled "The North Stands For Nothing," which will be released on November 22, 2010. You can stream "Hearts Aside Our Horses" in the player below.
The band also released their first music video for the track "Crows" recently, which you can check out below. The video was directed by Tom Welsh at Get Deluxe studios. From the construction of the set to the moving cameras, the majority of the video was DIY and assembled by the band.
Shockhound.com is offering a pre-order for the digital release of "The North Stand for Nothing" at just $5.99.
The complete "The North Stands For Nothing" tracklisting is as follows:
1. The North Stands For Nothing
4. My Conscience, Your Freedom
5. Lost Above The Arches
6. Proud Of The Demon In Me
7. The Truth
8. Hearts Aside Our Horses
NSW Australian-based progressive metal band Hemina has just announced that they’re making their debut EP, "As We Know It," available for free download for seven days only.
The band comments: "Now there is one tiny little catch! Once you give the EP a download and listen, we would really appreciate it if you could give us some feedback about your HEMINA experience, whether it be via e-mail, facebook, myspace, skywriters, pigeon messengers, or chinese whispers."
If you enjoy it and wish to purchase a physical copy of the EP (or a sexy looking t-shirt), you can do so here.
Canadian metal band EXCITER will play some gigs in Argentina, Chile and Brazil next year. On August 20, 2011 they will also play at Albuquerque's Thrashageddon III at The Launchpad. The South American Tour dates are as follows:
Mar. 24 AR Buenos Aires - The Roxy Live Bar
Mar. 25 CL Santiago - Teatro Caupolicán
Mar. 26 BR Piracicaba - Club 13 de Maio
Mar. 27 BR Sao Paulo - Carioca Club
Milwaukee metal/hardcore band Cause For Revelation has debuted their new music video for the track, “Destroying Recollections,” which can be viewed below:
The video was directed by Jason Meudt and Emmet Austin of Vision 4 Films (Lazarus AD, GWAR, Dirge Within, Dean Guitars, DDrums). "Destroying Recollections" is the first single featured from Cause For Revelation's latest album, "Resurrecting The Hostility."
Finnish metal act Stratovarius has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album. The new record, titled "Elysium," will be the thirteenth studio effort from the band and will see release on January 14, 2011 through Armoury Records.
Here is the "Elysium" tracklisting:
1. Darkest Hours
2. Under Flaming Skies
3. Infernal Maze
4. Fairness Justified
5. The Game Never Ends
6. Lifetime In A Moment
7. Move The Mountain
8. Event Horizon