Metal News for November 14, 2009
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22 news articles posted on this day.
Two of doom metal's most acclaimed acts will team up for a two week U.S. tour this winter as the legendary PENTAGRAM joins forces with THE GATES OF SLUMBER. The 11 city tour will launch on January 15, 2010 in Springfield, VA.
Pre-sales for the PENTAGRAM / THE GATES OF SLUMBER 2010 U.S. tour went on sale Friday, November 13.
Here are the latest THE GATES OF SLUMBER tour dates with Pentagram:
01/15 Springfield, VA Jaxx tickets
01/16 Philadelphia, PA Polaris tickets
01/17 New York, NY BB King Blues Club tickets
01/18 Richmond, VA The Hat Factory tickets
01/21 New Orleans, LA The Howlin's Wolf tickets
01/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade tickets
01/26 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews tickets
01/27 Madison, WI High Noon tickets
01/28 Cleveland, OH Peabody's tickets
01/29 Detroit, MI Blondie's tickets
01/30 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle tickets
Lazarus A.D.'s Jeff Paulick checks in from the road!
"What's good dwellers of the Lazarus legion?!? Giving you a quick update from the road on our last-second venture with Ensiferum and Blackguard. Shit has been pretty awesome thus far. We left late Friday night, after the guys went and saw Job for a Cowboy, Gwar, and LoG in our hometown, the show was pretty fucking sick, headed off to Allentown, PA where the infamous Croc Rock pizza awaited...it wasn't so hot haha! We really had no idea what to expect as this tour as it's a little bit different genre-wise. It's been hit or miss, but for the most part I think it's getting through. Hopefully Peter and Alexi can get into the country asap so Hypocrisy can start tearing it up every night as well!
"The second night we played at Volume 11 in Raleigh, NC...and we have a little history there. As our previous three visits we laid a goose egg on merch every time, this time through, we finally got some good merch sales and had some very generous friends smoke us out, which meant our perception of Volume 11 did a huge 180! We grilled out that night with the guys from Blackguard (totally awesome brothers and an amazing band, definitely check them out!) shared a bottle of Jay-mo and woke to the sound of angry businessmen telling us to move our vehicle from their parking lot. We obviously denied the mess of beer cans strewn about the outside of the bus haha, but hey, I didn't know anything about that!!
"After Atlanta we drove straight to Jacksonville, FL where some friends of ours reside, just dodging Ida on the way, very lucky there, our bus and trailer don't mix with tropical storms. Our show was cancelled in Ft. Lauderdale which totally blew cuz we all were really looking forward to heading to the beach down south. SO, we made up for it and spent the day at Universal Studios, and needless to say, it was fucking awesome. Most of us had never been there before and it's easily one of the most fun parks I've ever been to. It was a pretty cloudy day so NOBODY was there; we went on everything multiple times through. We shared some drinks and lunch at the Hard Rock (we saw Dime's Crown Royal Guitar and Vinnie's full Pearl set used at the show where Dime was shot, pretty intense shit). Met up with the guys from Blackguard and hit some coasters with them. We grabbed a hotel and passed the fuck out as I had been up for 36 hours straight ensuring we could make this awesome day happen in time.
"Last night was Orlando, FUCK downtown Orlando parking. We had to park a mile away after we unloaded, after we played had to come back again, and then there was some confusion with payment as we were playing this Anti Pop festival, which had a million shows going on, the city was fucking packed, so we sat double parked on a one way street in front of the venue until payment was received haha...and it was.
"Long drive ahead to Texas and then to CALI!! Can't fucking wait, I'll be throwing some more updates at ya next week, until then spread the word that we are on "The Tour from Afar" with Ensiferum, Hypocrisy, and Blackguard, then hopping on with Vader and Warbringer for a couple weeks, see all you fucks on the road!!! Oh and there's a video coming soon of what we do most while on the road...COD...constantly haha! Light em up and drink em down!"
In related band news, Lazarus A.D. has posted live videos of "Who I Really Am" and "Revolution" filmed at The Rave in Milwaukee from their show with Gojira on October 7th. Fans can check out raw footage of both songs below.
The brand new Dream Theater video for "Wither" is coming next week. More details will be coming soon.
Dream Theater is currently taking a break from their busy touring schedule to be with family and friends, but will kick off their Australian tour starting December 1st.
The Wither Digital EP is currently on sale at iTunes.
German black metallers Secrets of the Moon have issued the following recap of their recent tour dates alongside Moonspell:
"Friends & foes,
"After nearly 50 shows we played across this planet I am back home, feeling utterly dead in the most positive sense. the past two months have been an amazing, yet really raw experience for the band. Ups and downs, sickness, storm, no calmness. we spent the last month touring North America and Canada with Moonspell and Divine Heresy. Both bands are truly professional and cool guys. We salute them and our fantastic crew (cartel - tourmanager, phil - stagehand, ringo - busdriver and most important: the amazing jorge pina for his massive technical support!).
"Moreover we want to thank all the fans (present and future) that we met out there, that believe in what we are doing. It's been groundbreaking experience to meet people on the other side of planet earth so familiar with and dedicated to our music... an excuse to the people in kansas city and denver, whose i couldn't bring forth 100% due to the flu that hit me. Actually i don't have any memories from these shows besides for lying dead in my bunk.
"What is to come until the end of the year? nothing but creating music. a new album is already in the making, too many ideas storm our minds these days... We'll be back with another european tour in spring 2010, heading out to some countries we've never brought our sickness before. watch out!"
Illinois metallers From All Within, who previously canceled all of their October live shows, have now announced the following three tour dates:
11/21 Nightmare Fest! Elk Grove Village, Illinois
12/5 The Community House w/ The Analyst, and Micawber Two Rivers, Wisconsin
1219 X-treme Wheels w/ Miss May I, Four Letter Lie, and The Color Morale + MORE!!! Crystal Lake, Illinois
U.K. death metallers Benediction have issued the following update about postponing their South American tour:
"Due to visa problems Benediction will not be in South America this December. Dates will be rescheduled. Please note that the band will DEFINITELY still be playing there but just need to sort the red tape bollocks out first. Shit happens,don't worry about it!"
Germany's Profanus Nathrakh have announced that the re-recorded version of their latest album "Godless Alliance" will be released on December 24th. The album will be available in digi-pack form and will be limited to 666 copies worldwide. Samples Profanus Nathrakh tracks can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
German black metallers Occvlta have issued the following update about their new demo album "We Command the Wolves:"
"We are still mixing the songs, but we hope to finish it about Christmas and unleash the ugly fucker on myspace about January. The tracklist is:
- witch was dead - inspired by early burzum and written by urgh, lyrics by hord, about one that came too late to see the witch burn
- black wind desecration horde - the first song we played together. written by urgh, lyrics by hord
- starring at the lake - a classic black metal song written by urgh, lyrics by hord inspired by a trip in the scottish highlands
- blood messiah - a celtic frost inspired doom monster written by torm, lyrics by hord, about the men of the ss, the masters of death on the assembly line
"It will come out on tape: in the US via Occult Contemporary, and there is a little prince with a big heart who asked us to release it in Germany. And Monokulturell keep pushing us to come over and share their bed. This baby will be born dead! Stay tuned, bastards!"
A rough mix of the song "Blood Messiah" can be heard at this location.
Toronto thrashers Sacrifice will be interviewed live on the November 15th edition of Hellbound Radio on INDI 101. All four members of the band will be present for the interview, which will air live in the greater Hamilton ON area at 9 PM Eastern on 101.5 FM. Those not in the area can also listen to the show online at this location.
Sacrifice will be talking about their career, their new album and their upcoming Toronto CD release show, which happens next Saturday, November 21st at The Opera House in Toronto with support groups E-Force, Maxmium Rnr, and Spewgore. This is the band's final performance of the year. Sacrifice released their first new album in sixteen years, entitled "The Ones I Condemn," earlier this summer on Brazil's Marquee Records. The album was released domestically in their native Canada through Sonic Unyon Records on October 27th.
Portugal's Decrepidemic have updated their tour schedule with the following string of dates:
1/29 2010 DECREPIDEMIC @ MetalPoint Porto
1/30 2010 DECREPIDEMIC @ Revolver Bar Lisboa
2/6 2010 \DECREPIDEMIC @ UNDERFEST - Winter Edition Vila Real
3/13 2010 DECREPIDEMIC @ Eira Vedra Vieira do Minho
Decrepidemic are also streaming the tracks "The Burning Deceit of Life" and "The Prophecy Begins" at their MySpace page.
Grindcore act Smallpox Aroma is currently streaming a new song online. The track "The Squishing Sound Of Prolapsed Rhombencephalon" can be heard at Smallpox Aroma's official MySpace page.
Strange Flesh has issued the following update about writing new material:
"This in from studio 225 in Virginia Beach, Va. All of the music for Strange Flesh's upcoming cd 'in doG We Lust', is completed. The majority of lyrics and lyrical concepts are complete and in the next week the band will complete those and have Chris and the band flesh out the vocals. Then, some quick drum pre-production and within the next 2 weeks (Strange Flesh time), they should start the drums.
"ALL of the songs are already demoed out and the band may post a track just to give their fans an idea of where the album is musically. Some fans had noted '10 Plagues' was on the original 'Order of Chaos' sessions and had found it's way on to the 'lust' cd. After re-working the song, the band concluded it would be saved for another album. A tentative release of early 2010 is expected for the album."
U.K. metallers Necrocest have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
12/2 The Purple Turtle London, London and South East
12/12 Belfast Deathfest 2009 Belfast, Northern Ireland
2/27 2010 Causing Chaos for Cancer Festival Newcastle, Northeast
Samples of Necrocest's music can also be found at their official MySpace page.
Maryland death metallers Torture Therapy are currently streaming the new track "Equal Opportunity Murderer" online. The song, which can be found at the band's official MySpace page, is off their upcoming album "Victims Wanted." The new album is currently being recorded and is expected to be finished by the end of November.
Texas metallers Enormicon are currently streaming several sample tracks online. The songs "Slaghammer," "Dark Forces," "Fury Shall Know the Warmth of Your Blood," "Brotherhood of the Plague," "Pray For Death," and "Rise of the Black Scorpion" can all be heard at the band's official MySpace page.
Enormicon also has the following upcoming live shows:
11/28 Skillman St. Bar Dallas, Texas
12/12 Andy’s Bar Denton, Texas
Suidakra has issued the following statement about streaming a cover of Running Wild's "Maronned" on their MySpace page:
"Finally after the UK tour we have a small surprise for you. We added our cover version of the Running Wild's song 'Marooned' to our profile! We didn't want to simply cover the original song but to make it sound more like SuidAkrA. Check it out and let us know what you think!!!"
Arch Enemy has issued the following road report from their "Tyrants of Evil" Asian tour:
"This was – hands down – the toughest tour we have done so far. So many flights, countries, new places, old friends and very early wake up calls.. I didn't think it would go so smoothly and we would actually make our 42 hour flight from New Zealand via San Francisco and Frankfurt back home to Copenhagen airport. But we did! And here I am, trying to remember the crazy ride we have been on for a whole month.
"17-October-2009 @ Loud Park ‘09 Makuhari Messe 9-11 – Tokyo (Japan) Our 3rd time we are playing this massive festival! Sharing the stage with Judas Priest and Megadeth this time around makes it even better! We go on right before Megadeth – with a very different setlist than usual:
BURY ME AN ANGEL
BEAST OF MAN
THE LAST ENEMY
I WILL LIVE AGAIN
BRIDGE OF DESTINY
NEMESIS + BRIDGE OUTRO More...
Denmark's Behold The Treason, who previously announced the departure of their bassist Christian Søgaard, have revealed their replacement bassist as Mikkel from Sickness Within. Behold The Treason have also stated they have entered the studio again to re-record vocals for their demo album. Samples of the band's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
MetalInjection.net premiered the latest music video from Hail Of Bullets. "Warsaw Rising," from the EP of the same title, is a live video that features the band's crushing live show.
Warsaw Rising features two new tracks, "Warsaw Rising" and "Liberators," live tracks for "Red Wolves Of Stalin," "Nachthexen," "The Crucial Offensive," and a cover of Twisted Sister's "Destroyer." You can purchase the EP on iTunes. European fans can buy the EP on emp.de.
North Carolina black metallers Mysteriarch have given the following announcement about recording a new album:
"We entered the studio on Nov. 1st, 2009 and recorded the drum tracks for our upcoming full-length titled 'Mournful Embrace of Aeons.' The drums were recorded at The Basement studio in Winston-Salem and engineered by Jamie King. The quality of the drums came out sounding excellent, very professional and powerful. We will be recording the rest of the instruments/vocals in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!"
Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about canceling six upcoming European tour dates:
“As some of you maybe aware, we have had to use a stand in guitarist (Milly Evans) to replace Greg Mackintosh for a few dates due to a serious illness within Greg's family. We did this with the sole purpose to prevent having to cancel any shows and to avoid disappointing fans that had already bought tickets and were looking forward to the concerts.
"So it is with great regret that we have to unavoidably announce that some gigs must be postponed for now and rescheduled as soon as possible. This is due to prior commitments Milly Evans has with his own band. We are working round these to fly him back and forth wherever possible to minimize any disruption to the tour, but we ask you to bear with us in this difficult time. The list of gigs to be postponed are as follows:
3rd Dec - Romania
4th Dec - Bulgaria
5th Dec - Croatia
10th Dec - Switzerland
11th Dec - Germany
12th Dec - Switzerland
The updated list of Paradise Lost European tour dates is as follows: More...
Just For Fun
So states the infamous The Onion in what is an excellent parody of the ongoing Aerosmith drama (even if a bit long). Here's an excerpt:
Analysts speculate that the sector-wide layoff was a result of multiple factors, including redundancies in the singing-songwriting division, rising rehab fees that have cost the group millions, and a 34 percent decline in jump-kicks since 2003. In addition, some of Aerosmith's younger, more ambitious employees, such as Joe Perry, 57, are willing to sing and play an instrument at the same time, often for half the salary.
Read the full article at The Onion.