Metal News for November 13, 2009
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29 news articles posted on this day.
Thailand based death metallers Sturmgewehr666 are currently streaming a new track online. The song "Take the Bible Back to Heaven" can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.
Polish black metallers Acrybia have announced their new album will be titled "Great International Disaster Year." The album is currently set for a November 23rd release date. Samples of Acrybia's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
New York based extreme metallers Suffocatoin have uploaded a video clip for the track “Cataclysmic Purification," which can be viewed below. The footage was directed by David Brodsky with animation by Tim Kellen. The song is taken from Suffocation's latest album "Blood Oath."
Suffocation bassist Derek Boyer stated: "’Cataclysmic Purification’ audibly portrays a calamitous future approaching. With this song and the rest of the album I think we've maintained the musical integrity of the band while still having comprehendible brutality. ‘Blood Oath’ combines straight forward crushing movements with unsuspecting twists that will certainly entertain everyone from the avid SUFFOCATION listener to the 1st time innocent bystanders." More...
CUNTSCRAPE is planning a CD launch party for their latest album, "Papsmear Campaign," on November 27th at the Amplifier Bar. "Papsmear Campaign" is the follow up to their last album, "Split Roast."
Here are the CD launch show details:
Friday 27th November @ Amplifier Bar
Claim The Throne
Gallows For Grace
This will be the start of our first national tour including the Slaughterfest shows in NSW.
More details will be announced soon.
Here is the complete "PAPSMEAR CAMPAIGN" tracklisting:
2. Great Gran Slam
4. Beauty And The Yeast
5. Grind Leading The Blind
6. The Great Unwashed
7. Cum Fart Tart
8. Wam Bam Didnt Know You Were A Man
9. My Dick Just Died, Can I Bury It In Your Arse
10. Meddy Kreuger
11. Nutritional Paste
12. Pooch Gooch
13. Uncle Nasty Fingers Reoffends
14. Dirty Beatie
15. I Wanna Do It With A Midget
16. The Bi Curios Case Of....
20. Humpty Plumpty
22. So You Think You Can Fuck?
23. Twilight Of The Chunder God
Special deals for their launch and tour are as follows:
1 CD = $10
2 CDS = $15
3 CDS = $20
Lynch Mob is streaming their new album, "Smoke & Mirrors," online through November 16th. Lynch Mob has also announced the following tour dates:
November 27 – USA, Hollywood, House of Blues (WITH DOKKEN)
November 28 – USA, San Diego, The 4th And B (WITH DOKKEN)
November 29 – USA, Anaheim, House of Blues (WITH DOKKEN)
December 12 - USA, Las Vegas, Feelgoods
January 23 – Brazil, Sao Paulo, Manifesto
January 24 - Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, The Hardrock Café
Shrinebuilder, featuring Dale Crover, Wino (Saint Vitus/ Obsessed), Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Al Cissneros (Sleep/ Om), has announced a few shows in support of the new CD they just released.
11/13 Sonar- Baltimore, MD
11/14 Empty Bottle- Chicago, IL (Two Shows!!!)
11/15 Le Poisson Rouge- NY, NY
11/16 Emo's- Austin TX
Despise The Sun Records has announced the signing of Italian horror death/grind trio HAEMOPHAGUS. Their "Slaves To The Necromancer" full length CD will be released soon. In teh meantime, you can check out the cover art here and listen to some of the band's music here.
Israel’s Orophaned Land will release their highly-anticipated fourth studio opus, “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR,” in Europe on January 25th, 2010. Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Opeth), who is also responsible for several keyboard parts on the new album, “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” turns out to be a concept album taking Orphaned Land's unique brand of exotic, heavy music to soaring new heights in terms of complexity and catchiness.
Vocalist Kobi Farhi comments on the album’s concept and the new promo photo:
“As people that were born into the tragedy of our region, we have always been devoted to creating harmony between conflicts, a musical heaven on earth, a tango between God & Satan. Even in the album’s artwork we combined Hebrew and Arabic, regardless of the fight between Jews and Muslims. I found a Jordanian guy, specialized in calligraphic artwork. He took letters from Hebrew and Arabic and moulded them in his art to create a symbol of peace. Same goes for our band photo, where we portrayed a synergy between the three monotheistic religions, that believe in the same God and yet, ridiculously have been killing each other for centuries 'in the name of God' and turned the holy land into an orphaned land. Naturally we continued this idea of union on a musical level as well and the result is as always crazy, it's a miracle – in our concerts: our Jewish fans sing in Arabic and our Muslim fans sing in Hebrew, brave friendships have spawned and our Middle Eastern metal music destroys all this political witchcraft we have been trapped in for so long. This is a musical journey of hope in lands of war, creating heaven on earth, building a new Jerusalem.”
Six Minute Century has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:
"Nightmare Recording Artist Six Minute Century is proud to announce the addition of bassist Michael Millsap to the band. Michael has been playing bass since the age of nine, and began performing at age 13. Michael received formal classical training at South Plains College and Wayland Baptist University. Michael has studied under bass legends Gary Willis, John Adams, and Dean Peer. Professionally, Michael has played many styles of music from swing dance and country to rock and heavy metal. Michael recently played with 80’s rockers Axe, has backed up national gospel group 'The Imperials,' and notably Michael beat out bassists from across the United States for the bass slot in 'TEXAS: The Musical Drama' in Palo Duro Canyon. Michael takes over for John Sample (Sampy) who was with the band since its inception. Everyone in SMC wish Sampy the best in his musical endeavors.
"Six Minute Century is currently finishing up the songs for the follow up to their debut CD 'Time Capsules,' on Nightmare Records. The band plans to enter the studio to start recording in January. The, as of yet, untitled CD will be released in the summer of 2010."
Six Minute Century's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Themetalheadz.com has posted a video interview online with Opeth keyboardist Per Wiberg. The video clip, which can be viewed below, was recorded during the European Progressive Nation tour alongside Dream Theater.
French black metal band Merrimack has posted a music video online for the song "In The Halls of White Death," which can be viewed below. The track is off Merrimack's latest album "Grey Rigorism."
Merrimack's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir have launched a new YouTube page to feature their newly posted video clips. The page, which can be found at this location, includes music videos and behind-the-scenes studio footage.
Portland metallers Aldebaran have issued the following update about recording new material:
"As winter sets in everything is coming together for a March studio session with Mr. Billy Anderson. Quite a bit of new material will be recorded in this time, the first of which 'Buried Beneath Aeons' should see a release date in spring 2010. This will be a release based around the 30 minute track of the same name. Cover art has already been completed by the master of the macabre Dan Seagrave. We have the artwork and it is fucking amazing!
"Also, the yet to be named full length will be recorded in March to see a late summer/fall release. And if everything goes well a track for a split with COFFINS will be recorded at the same time. The ALDEBARAN/ UNEARTHLY TRANCE split 7" will be here next week! Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl and comes with a vinyl sticker for each band.
"And last but not least we will be crawling out of our crypt to share the stage with the kings of fucking misery, EYEHATEGOD, on Dec 5th at Satyricon!! We will have a few new items of merch available at this show. Until death....."
Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying and Austrian Death Machine recently appeared for an interview on Johnny Orlando Jr.'s Antibiotic Resistant Metal Show. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below.
De Profundis has issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for their new album "A Bleak Reflection:"
"Following several months of close collaboration between ourselves and artist Darryll Jones, I am very happy to reveal the artwork for the new De Profundis album 'A Bleak Reflection.' The artwork came out being an extremely powerful and emotive addition to the music. Indeed, the artwork tells the story of the album - that's probably as close as I will ever come to saying that this is a concept album... Without further ado, here is the front cover of 'A Bleak Reflection.'
"The album will be released in early 2010 and will come with a very cool 12-page booklet. More news on the release itself very soon! In other news, De Profundis will be making its first trip to the North of England and Scotland to alongside Wodensthrone at the following dates: The Independent, Sunderland - 27 Nov 2009 (with Bong, Wodensthrone), Bannermans, Edinburgh - 28 Nov 2009 (with Haar, Cnocantursa, Wodensthrone) See you on the road!"
Dysrhythmia has posted a series of photos online from their recent U.S. tour dates in support of their latest album "Psychic Maps." The photographs, and a tour blog, can be found at this location.
Every Time I Die has posted a video clip of guitarist Andy Williams showing how to play the track "Wanderlust," which can be viewed below. "Wanderlust" is off the band's latest album "New Junk Aesthetic."
Italy's Exilia have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:
11/28 ROCK PLANET Pinarella di CERVIA
12/12 CLUB ZENTRAL STUTTGART
12/19 Santa Goes Stage Diving 7 (NEW!!) ST. MARTIN/RAAB (AT)
12/26 MUSIC CLUB COMO
2/5 2010 Palazzo Granaio (IT) Settimo Milanese, Milano
Gothic metallers Tristania have been confirmed to perform at the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival 2010. The festival will take place on April 23rd and 24th at Byscenen in Haugesund, Norway. Other confirmed bands include Arch Enemy, The Haunted, and Tyr. More details on the festival can be found here.
Napalm Death has updated their European tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
20.11 Cardiff – Barfly (United Kingdom)
21.11 Southhampton – Joiners (United Kingdom)
22.11 Reading – Sub 90 (Great Britain)
27.11 Leeds – Rio (Great Britain)
28.11 Manchester – Academys (Great Britain)
29.11 Eindhoven – Klokgebouw (Netherlands) + PERSISTENCE TOUR
04.12 Bilbao – Sala Santana 27 (Spain)
05.12 Almeria – Sala Jala Jala (Spain)
06.12 Madrid – Sala Live (Spain)
09.01.2010 Wolverhampton – Wolves Wulfrun Hall (Great Britain) w/ANAAL NATHRAKH+THE ROTTED+WARLORD+NEKKROSIS+SPEED THEORY
15.01.2010 Sunderland – Independent (Great Britain)
16.01.2010 Aberdeen – TBA (Great Britain)
27.01.2010 Besancon – Le Cylindre (France)
28.01.2010 Paris – Locomotive (France)
29.01.2010 Can – Cargo (France)
30.01.2010 Perigueux – Sans Reserve (France)
12.02.2010 Pfarrkirchen – Bogaloo (Germany)
13.02.2010 Giessen - Winterfire Festival (Germany)
06.03.2010 Mons – Maximum HxC & Metal Fest (Belgium)
12.03.2010 Prestatyn – Hammerfest (Great Britain)
19.03.2010 Jekatarinburg – Nirvana Club (Russia)
20.03.2010 Tyumen – TBA (Russia)
22.03.2010 Nowosibirsk – Rock City (Russia)
24.03.2010 Krasnodar – Kalashnikov (Russia)
25.03.2010 Rostov – Podzemka (Russia)
26.03.2010 Moskau – TBA (Russia)
27.03.2010 Smolensk – TBA (Russia)
28.03.2010 St. Petersburg – TBA (Russia)
29.03.2010 Minsk – Reactor Club (Belarus) NEW
30.04.2010 Tilburg – Neurotic Deathfest (Netherlands)
02.05.2010 Los Angeles – Murderfest (USA)
05.05.2010 Mexico City – TBA (Mexico)
07.05.2010 Caracas – Casa del Atista (Venezuela)
08.05.2010 Bogota – Teatro Metropol (Colombia)
09.05.2010 Quito – Bunga (Equador)
11.05.2010 Lima – Voce (Peru)
13.05.2010 Santiago de Chile – Teatro Caupolican (Chile)
14.05.2010 Buenos Aires – Teatro Flores (Argentina)
15.05.2010 Curitiba – TBA (Brazil)
16.05.2010 Sao Paulo – TBA (Brazil)
Swedish doom metallers Skeletal Spectre have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album "Tomb Coven." The artwork, which was created by Adam Geyer, can be viewed at this location. More information about the release date will be announced as it becomes available.
Slayer has issued the following announcement about postponing their upcoming European tour dates:
"It is with immense disappointment that Slayer must postpone its UK and European tour that had been set to kick off on November 18 in the UK, and take the band on 19 dates through Europe, ending on December 17 in Germany. The tour will be rescheduled to kick off on 3/7 in Manchester, England (complete itinerary is below). Vocalist/bassist Tom Araya has been under the care of a specialist for a back injury, and while he has already made substantial improvement, he is continuing on widoctor-prescribed treatment."
"Right now," said Slayer's manager, Rick Sales, "our main concern must be the full and permanent recovery of Tom, so we have decided to clear the calendar and give him the extra time he needs to concentrate solely on good health."
Last week, Slayer announced the postponement of its east coast "Canadian Carnage" co-headline tour with Megadeth; those dates will be rescheduled in February 2010.
The new UK/European schedule is as follows: More...
Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about signing a record deal with Symphony X:
“As lifelong fans of the band, it is with great pride that Nuclear Blast announces the signing of US Metal / Prog Gods Symphony X!!! Symphony X exemplifies the technical sophistication of progressive metal while transcending the genre by writing amazing songs with masterful musicality and great hooks! This New Jersey-based super group effortlessly creates a balancing act between solid, accessible arrangements and song structures with highly technical, challenging instrumental work and unbelievable melodic vocal harmonies!
"This embrace of polyphonic lead vocals, combined with their classical-sometimes even Queen-like- choruses create a powerful, in-your-face mixture. With elements of thundering metal, rock, solos with unstoppable guitar shredding and intense keyboards - this potent group has grown with every release and is poised to compete with the commercial success of top groups in all genres! Symphony X is currently creating their next masterpiece, anticipated in the spring of 2010! Together, we will bring this talent to a new level! We hope you are ready for the ride!"
Spokane, Washington based metallers Odyssey have updated their live show schedule with the following dates:
11/20 The Empyrean Spokane, Washington
11/27 The Knitting Factory Spokane, Washington
12/11 The Cretin Hop Spokane, Washington
12/19 The Boulevard Spokane, Washington
The sample tracks "Iconoclast," "Ascendance," and "Neural Impulse" can be heard at the official Odyssey MySpace page.
Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater has issued the following announcement about the band recording an instrumental track for the upcoming God of War 3 video game soundtrack:
"As 2009 is finally winding down and no DT plans have been made public yet for 2010, I'd like to just give a quick rundown of what we have planned to prevent any rumors or speculation that I'm starting to see brew....
"As you know, after Thanksgiving we will be heading down to New Zealand for the very first time and then over to Australia (with special guests Pain Of Salvation)...and then we will return home to our families for the holidays and New Year...
"In an unexpected move, we will then enter the studio right after New Year's to write and record a brand new instrumental track for inclusion on the upcoming God Of War 3 soundtrack. This will mark the first time in the band's career we have written and recorded an exclusive track for an outside project. Roadrunner invited us to participate and we decided we were up for the challenge! More...
British based power metal outfit Dragonforce has announced that they will be cancelling all of the shows they had planned for next year in favour of writing a new studio album. A message from the band reads as follows:
"It is with great regret that DragonForce have to announce the cancellation of the two shows in Tokyo that were scheduled for the beginning of March 2010.
"The reason for this is that at the end of the 2009 UK part of the Ultra Beatdown World Tour, the band will start writing a new studio album scheduled for release in 2011. They will need to focus totally on this, and unfortunately this means all live shows for 2010 have been cancelled."
British thrash metal legends Onslaught are currently half-way through their first ever headlining tour of South America and the band has made sure to give South American fans a real treat by performing their 1986 album, "The Force" from start to finish. A message from guitarist Nige Rockett reads as follows:
"Just got in from the Campinas, Brazil show.. F'ing great night, hottest show so far. 3 hours sleep, off to the airport for the next venue...
"Regarding record companies as some people were speculating about it, we can only say that nothing is decided yet."
Cold has announced a handful of shows in December with more to come. Here are the latest tour dates:
Dec 1, 2009 @ 7:00P - Guitars and Caddillacs D’Iberville
Dec 2, 2009 @ 8:00P - THE HANGER NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
Dec 4, 2009 @ 9:00P - FIRE JACKSON, Mississippi
Dec 5, 2009 @ 9:00P - FIVE POINTS MUSIC HALL Birmingham, Alabama
Dec 12, 2009 @ 8:00P - Gasoline Alley Cafe N Largo, Florida
Thoughts while counting the number of spandex body suits worn in the David Lee Roth video “Yankee Rose”…
For those that refuse to place KISS into the hair band genre please take a look at exhibit A: The video for “Forever”: It’s as if both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley walked into wardrobe and asked for the Rikki Rocket…On the topic of bad hair, there is not a worse wig then the one worn by the principle in Motley Crue’s version of “Smoking In The Boys Room”… More...