Metal News for November 14, 2010
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14 news articles posted on this day.
German progressive metalcore act But We Try It has announced its signing with Massacre Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its debut full length album, titled "Dead Light." The new album is set for release on January 28, 2010 and was recorded at Woodhouse studio in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta.
You can check out full songs and song samples from the forthcoming debut, "Dead Light," at this location.
The Elite, featuring Chimaira's Rob Arnold, and Bleed The Sky's Austin D'Amond, has posted the second part to their "The Elite WW3 Mini-Movie" series. The video acts as an introduction to the band and an in-depth look at the creation of their "WW3 EP."
You can watch part 1 at this location.
If you haven't heard of GWAR by now, then you must be living under a very dense rock. Still celebrating their 25th anniversary (although it's now their 26th anniversary), GWAR is currently touring with Mobile Death Camp, The Casualties, and Infernaeon. Their latest album " Bloody Pit of Horror" is newly released and GWAR will be murdering such people as Lady Gaga and Sarah Palin for your violent pleasure. I was lucky enough to have a nice, long chat with bassist Beefcake the Mighty. We discussed the new album, zombies, and other crazy things. The audio of the interview is available, but the camera lens broke when it saw Beefcake's face, so no image. A transcription follows. More...
While performing a solo concert last night in Windsor, Ontario, Poison frontman and reality tv star Bret Michaels announced that in celebration of Poison's 25th anniversary, the band will be touring with fellow American rockers Motley Crue next year, who will themselves be celebrating their 30th anniversary. No tour dates have been revealed as of yet. Stay tuned for further details.
Singapore metallers Rudra recently announced they will be performing shows featuring female vocals and a collaboration with the Maya Dance Theatre. Rudra guitarist Vinod has issued the following statement about the shows:
"It is a new experience for me and the band. Watching how the dance moves told a story was overwhelming. The event is now only days away. Rehearsals have been extremely fun as it has not felt like our usual jamming sessions with only 4 of us, but this time a crew consisting of dancers, a flautist and a female backup vocalist.
"Not forgetting our rearrangements to some of our songs, less extreme but still maintaining our heaviness and groove. Followers of Rudra, you wouldn't want to miss this authentic performance. Our first and probably never again. See you guys then."
It’s not often venues pack the house for a Tuesday evening show. However, it’s not that often that Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, and Devourment are in the same place at the same time. On November 9th, 2010, Brutal death metal fans came out of the woodworks and packed the Exit/In for this show, with even the venue’s balcony area being filled. Not your everyday sight in the “Bible belt” of America, many fans who were waiting in line on the side of the street sported shirts with some of the most obscene artwork known to metal on them. The doors opened unexpectedly late, with Devourment taking the stage as fans were still pouring in. More...
To-Mera has issued the following update about playing the Fused Festival and working on a new album:
"We will be playing the first installment of a brand new progressive metal festival in April next year. Fused Festival is being put on by the organizers of the fabulous Summer's End, and with Vanden Plas and Threshold already confirmed, it's looking set to be a great event!
"In other news, rumour has it that we are stubbornly, shamelessly, and even spitefully, beginning work on what may just happen to be album number 3. Watch this space."
Slodust has issued the following update about recording a new album in December:
"We have started the Pre Production of the record (start recording December 2nd). We started 3 days ago and now the drum tracks are done (8 songs). Starting the guitars and bass next week, have tryouts for a new singer, this week too, so its much that is happening right now.
"Just wanted you guys to know whats going on. Nice to hear you like the new stuff we put on myspace. They sound fucking great in pre production too! Talk to you soon friends."
Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following update about adding on a new tour date: "Gig in Aarhus added! We are playing Studenterhuset in Aarhus on January 13th 2011 with Blood Label and Invisius. Will be fun and crushing!" You can catch The Kandidate live on the following dates:
11/14 2010 Columbiahalle Berlin, GERMANY
11/15 2010 Sporthalle Hamburg, GERMANY
11/17 2010 NRGi Arena Aarhus, DENMARK
11/18 2010 Gigantium Aalborg, DENMARK
11/19 2010 Forum Copenhagen, DENMARK
11/20 2010 Idrætshal Odense, DENMARK
1/13 2011 Studenterhuset Aarhus, DENMARK
Spain's Dark Moor has issued the following brief update about streaming a new song online from "Ancestral Romance," the band's upcoming full-length album: "The Gadir full length track is now available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Please spread the word! Our new album comes out on 24.11.2010."
Swedish act Death Maze has posted two videos online of drummer Willie Sjöberg performing the songs "Where Odium Grows" and "A Triumph of Wrath." The clips can be viewed below.
Sweden's Fullforce has issued the following announcement about vocalist Mike Andersson hosting a radio show:
"Here's the schedule and links to all radio stations that will broadcast Mike Anderssons radio show on Sunday, November 14 where he will play songs from various albums he’s been involved in during his career. He promises a great show and some very nice surprises!
"The show will be broadcast all days during this upcoming week ´til next Saturday (November 20) so, if you wanna check out all dates and links to the various radio channels and times for the whole week please enter this location."
Italy's Superbia has issued the following brief update about streaming a song online from "Overcoming the Pain," the band's new album: "Hi Guys! 'Paranoid Insomnia' - track 9 - by 'Overcoming the Pain' 2010 is online! Stay tuned and support us!" You can check out the new song "Paranoid Insomnia" at this location.
German thrash metal is widely hailed as the only international thrash scene that could rival their American counterparts. However, when discussing German thrash, the names Kreator, Destruction and Sodom are the three that are always brought up first. There’s a good reason for this, all three bands were and are outstanding, but if one were to dig deeper then a treasure chest of thrash can easily be uncovered. One of the best examples of hidden German gems, would be the Dusseldorf based, Assassin. The group was formed in 1984 and released a demo shortly afterwards which quickly sold out all five hundred copies. After releasing a second demo entitled, "Nemesis," the band was able to secure a record deal with German label, SPV. The signing allowed them to release their first full length album, "Upcoming Terror," which sold around 15,000 copies.
After recruiting some new members, the band released their second album, "Interstellar Experience" in 1988. The album was widely praised by thrash metal fans and earned the band a supporting slot on Death Angel’s first European tour, which was also a success. The group began working on their third studio album after the tour finished but disaster struck when all of their equipment was stolen by burglars. Not having the money to replace the gear, the group decided to call it a day, leaving work on the album unfinished.
Like many thrash bands however, a reunion was inevitable, an in 2002, Assassin decided to regroup and were quickly offered a spot on the 2003 edition of the famous, Wacken Open Air festival. The performance was critically acclaimed and the band experienced a small but noticeable resurgence in popularity. To celebrate this, a third Assassin album named, "The Club" was finally released in 2005, much to the delight of longtime fans. Although the group have been keeping fairly quiet since then, they recently announced that they have re-signed with SPV, and will be releasing a brand new album in 2011, aptly entitled, "Breaking The Silence." More...