Metal News for November 19, 2010
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37 news articles posted on this day.
Austrian thrash metal band BASANOS has issued the following update:
"We are carrying on writing new songs and even more killer riffs. We are working on finalizing our second music video too, which will be likely to be released in January. And we are already planning shows for the next year."
UK power metal band Conquest of Steel has issued the following update:
"Greetings, warriors of steel! We hope you are having a true heavy metal time of it, as Winter draws close! We are still working hard on our songs for the Conquest 7?. The first song title to be announced is '1000 lives,' another battle-hardened classic! With the songs now nearing completion, they are sounding like some of the rawest, most rocking stuff we’ve ever written. Your ears will bleed and your fists will raise!"
Belgium's Worms Feed has issued the following update:
"It's been ages since we posted something out here, so let's get you up to date. In the last months we've been busy with recording at the SafeHaven studio's, writing new songs and planning our next tour(s)."
"The release of the 7" split record with Pressure will take some more time than we expected, but the release is planned for February/March 2011. We can't say more at this time, besides that we will do a release tour around that period. (UK, EU and Scandinavia)"
"We're only playing a couple of shows until then and one of them will be with Throats, Hessian and another UK band(think: Raw Sorcery) around the Maasmechelen(BE) area. Keep an eye on our myspace or the FB page for more info." More...
Halford has posted the music video for their song "Like There's No Tomorrow," which comes off their latest album "Made of Metal." Watch the video below:
NJ unsigned female fronted metal band Luminis has announced the release of their first single "Into My Sin." Listen to it on their MySpace page. "It's been a long time coming," states vocalist Tara Ortiz, "The song was written in late 2009 and performed live several times by the band. However, it wasn't until Tara and drummer, Steve, decided to team up as the sole writers of Luminis's music, that the final song came to fruition. Into My Sin was mixed this week and released to the public by way of their official website, MySpace, Facebook, and Reverbnation, last night."
"We hope that this will give our fans an idea of what our original music will encompass. And we have several other tracks in the works with the intention of releasing a full length CD sometime next year."
"Right now, Luminis is just Tara and Steve, writing and recording for their album. Live musicians will be hired when it comes time to play live. We're planning our first show back to be sometime in February, at the Wicked Faire in Somerset NJ."
Blackguard has issued the following update regarding their upcoming album:
“This is going to be our most dynamic release to date. We’re going to have a few slower songs on this album; more head banging tunes. We’re also going to be introducing some new elements to our song to mix things up a bit. Not to sound too cliché but we definitely don’t want to write the same record over and over again and this record is going to be a great step forward for us.”
The band also comments on their upcoming tour dates with Symphony X, "It is a dream tour. Our band has spent the better part of the last 2 years on tour to get to this point. We very much look forward to seeing old friends, making new friends and being a part of what will be the supreme springtime event. We want to thank everyone involved for giving us this opportunity and we will not disappoint."
Power Quest has issued the following announcement about performing at the Hard Rock Hell Road Trip and update about working on a new album:
"Power Quest are one of the first bands to be announced for Hard Rock Hell Road Trip in Ibiza. This week long mayhem of metal takes place from May 30th - June 8th! Since 2011 marks the bands 10 year anniversary, there will be plenty of more live action to be seen. 2 UK festivals are confirmed and close to be announced and January will see some shows in a brand new country for UKs finest Power Metal band. More details to come soon.
"In the meantime, mixing of album number 5 is well under way. The release of 'Blood Alliance' is scheduled for Japan end of January and for Europe and rest of the world in spring 2011 via Napalm Records."
Additional information on the Hard Rock Hell Road Trip can be found at this location.
Doro Pesch has posted a new video trailer online to promote her forthcoming 2DVD/CD "25 Years In Rock" release. The 3 disc set is scheduled for release on November 26, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the video trailer below:
Canadian extreme metallers The Agonist have posted a new video blog online from its recent North American tour with Otep. You can view the video below:
Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has posted another short video trailer online for its debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man." THe new album is expected in stores on January 18th, 2011. You can view the video trailer below:
As They Sleep has posted a behind the scenes trailer for its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Oracle of the Dead" which appears on its new album "Dynasty," which will be available on November 22nd. You can view the video below:
Canadian rock icons Rush have revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom. The tour, being dubbed the "Time Machine Tour," will feature over three hours of live material from the band including a performance of its classic album "Moving Pictures" in its entirety. You can view the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below:
Rush 2011 U.K. dates:
May 14 - Glasgow - SECC
May 16 - Sheffield - Motorpoint Arena
May 19 - Manchester - MEN Arena
May 21 - Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena
May 22 - Birmingham - LG Arena
May 25 - London - O2
High-quality, multi-camera video footage of Overkill's November 15, 2010 performance at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia can viewed below. The video features the band performing the song "Wrecking Crew," courtesy of SwiggedTV.
Misery Index is currently on tour with Grave, and within a week of returning home from Europe, Misery Index will join Job For A Cowboy, Skeletonwitch and Trap Them for two-weeks worth of U.S. tour dates. Misery Index is touring in support of the "Heirs To Thievery" album, which is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows:
***All dates from Nov. 18 thru 27 w/ GRAVE, ARSIS, THE LAST FELONY, THE ROTTED***
11/19 Bilbao, Spain Santana 27 Blue
11/20 Nantes, France Le Ferrailleur
11/21 Paris, France Glazart
11/22 London, UK Relentless Garage
11/23 Dublin, Ireland Whelans
11/24 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit
11/25 Gent, Belgium Minus One
11/26 Tilburg, Netherlands 013
11/27 Leipzig, Germany Theaterfabrik
12/4 Little Rock, AR Vino’s More...
Tombs is currently streaming "Fear Is The Weapon" online now at this location. "Fear Is The Weapon" is a 14 track collection of early material, tracks from the band's split with Planks, and previously unreleased demos. This collection is strictly limited to a one-time pressing of 1,000 copies and is available exclusively through Relapse Mailorder. Tombs also has the following upcoming tour dates:
11/26 Baltimore, MD OttoBar (w/ TOXIC HOLOCAUST)
11/27 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie (w/ TOXIC HOLOCAUST)
11/28 Allston, MA Great Scotts (w/ TOXIC HOLOCAUST)
12/2 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
12/3 St. Louis, MO Fubar
12/4 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
12/5 Dallas, TX Reno’s Chop Shop More...
The upcoming fourth full-length release from U.K. act The Meads of Asphodel, entitled "The Murder of Jesus The Jew," is set for North American release via Candlelight Records on January 11, 2011. The new song "My Psychotic Sand Deity" is also currently available for streaming a through Stereogum at this location.
"The Murder of Jesus The Jew" track listing is as follows:
1. Boiled In Hell Broth And Grave Dust (Intro)
2. My Psychotic Sand Deity
3. Apocalypse Of Lazarus
4. Addicted To God
5. Stiller Of Tempests
6. Man From Kerioth
7. Dark Gethsemane
8. Jew Killer
9. Genesis Of Death
10. From Eagle To Cross
11. Apostle Of The Uncircumcised
12. A Canticle for the lost amputees of Aelia Capitolina who have been trampled under the iron shod hooves of salivating Hell Rams and impaled on the shimmering tusks of salvation within the abandoned tabernacle of a Bronze Age myth
Swedish/Danish act Amaranthe is set to support Symphony X on March 26th in Tunis, Tunisia, at the 8eme Festival Méditerranéen de la Guitare. Guitarist Olof Morck commented on the show:
"Naturally it is a great honour for us to make our first show for our friends in Africa, and even before our debut album is out at that! Tunisia seems to have a great metal following, and Amaranthe will be proud to appear with Symphony X to conquer the ancient grounds of mighty Carthage! See you all there, crazy Tunisians!"
Deadlock is about to finish work on the band's new album "Bizarro World," which will be released on February 25th, 2011 in Germany and February 28th in the rest of Europe via Lifeforce Records. Release dates for the U.S. and Japan will be announced soon. Deadlock also has the following upcoming live shows:
24.02.2011 D - Köln @ Underground
25.02.2011 D - Jena @ F-Haus
26.02.2011 D - München @ Backstage
27.02.2011 D - Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
28.02.2011 D - Frankfurt @ Nachtleben
Brooklyn, New York based act Hull has announced an upcoming live show this January opening for Pentagram. The performance will take place at Brooklyn's Club Europa on January 6th, 2011. Additional support will come from Judas Priestess and Bezoar. Hull commented:
"This year being the first of the future, twenty-ten, it marks the starting point of a whole new century of sonic learning that we can't even begin to imagine. Twenty-eleven has been foretold to perhaps even melt the faces of those who aren't listening to the learning. The first of these twelve or seventy-three different events to mark the future will fall upon the sixth day of twenty-eleven at eight of the clock, when the bare moon is halved and then thrice cloven, thus appearing to be full.
"For those who would stand proud and open their ears to this gift, it is said it may be witnessed on the continent of Europa during the season of the Pentagram, when the Judas Priestess battles the mighty Bezoar they pilot an oaken Hull through Hell... Citizens! Come! Look into the bright light of the future and hear the words of the universe! More...
MetalSucks.net recently spoke with Pentagram front man Bobby Liebling, who shared some news about the band's forthcoming album. Excerpts from the interview follow.
MS: You’re off to record the Last Rites album soon, I believe?
Bobby: I leave Wednesday morning and we start recording the album this coming Sunday night [November 21].
MS: I’m sure you’re pretty excited about it. Can you tell me a bit about the new record?
Bobby: Actually, the songs on Last Ritesare predominantly, I’d say two-thirds [of them are] songs I wrote in 1970, and if you’re familiar with any Pentagram stuff at all… you know each album is usually a sixty-forty split. Sixty percent is stuff that I did in the early ‘70s, and forty percent is collaborations and new stuff. The upcoming album is slated to have thirteen songs, but we don’t know if we’re going to be able to record all of them. We’re going to try to get it all in. It’s going to be a shorter album, but it’ll be part of a double-disc set with an hour-long live DVD from last year’s Maryland Deathfest.
MS: Is there a definite release date for it?
Bobby: No, not a definite date, but it’s scheduled to be released in early April. I was told by my superiors [laughs], as it were, that I shouldn’t talk about the record label, but I will say that we’ve got a multi-album deal and it’s with a significant, well, let’s say the largest label I’ve ever been on.More...
Today Is The Day has been added to the lineup of the 2011 Roadburn Festival, which takes place from April 14th - 17th in Tilburg, Holland. The Roadburn Festival organizers issued the following statement:
"The Today is the Day catalog includes at least three masterpieces - Temple of the Morning Star, Today Is The Day, and Willpower - which run a dizzying gamut of musical styles from Slint-ish indie-rock to experimental soundscapes to kraut-metal, and do it all in a way that seems completely logical and consistent, even if it is infused with evil purpose and darkest intent. One of the most consistently challenging and interesting bands of our time and someone that we are truly overjoyed to welcome to the Roadburn lineup."
Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Today Is The Day is also currently at work on its ninth studio album, which will see a 2011 release on Black Market Activities.
"Anthropocentric," the latest album from German atmospheric metal act The Ocean, debuted at position No. 113 on Billboard's New Artists Chart and No. 31 on iTunes' Canadian Metal Charts. The record, released in North America via Metal Blade November 9th, serves as a sequel to the concept explored on the band's "Heliocentric" full-length, released this past spring.
The band is currently wrapping up a European tour supporting Anathema. The remaining dates include:
11/21/2010 Akademija - Belgrade, Serbia (THE OCEAN headlining show)
11/22/2010 Randall - Bratislava, Slovakia
11/23/2010 Rock Café - Prague, Czech Republic
Decibel Magazine has issued the following announcement about streaming the track "The Armageddonist" online, which is off the debut full-length album from The Wretched End:
"So, two Norwegians — ex-Emperor/ex-Zyklon guitarist Samoth and Mindgrinder/ex-Scum guitarist Cosmo — and one Swede — ex-Dark Funeral/ex-Aeon drummer Nils Fjellström — team up to form The Wretched End. It's pretty damn good if you ask us and that's why were streaming one of their brand new debut tracks 'The Armageddonist' right now over at the deciblog!"
Kataklysm has updated its upcoming tour schedule for North America, South America, Europe, and South Africa. "In just about a month we will embark on Katakalysm's longest one way headlining stretch crossing four continents in nearly 20 years," commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. "Heaven's Venom has been welcomed with open arms by fans and critics alike across the globe. As I mentioned before in interviews, Heaven’s Venom is a very personal, aggressive and dark Kataklysm album that hits home. We love this album and want to share its anger with our fans! We want to play places we have never been before and also revisit our loyal supporters while creating some new fans along the way. One thing we know, is that this will be the only time you will be able to see the band on this record or for a long time. So don’t say ‘I’ll catch them the next time’ because there might not be a next time. We are thinking of taking along break after this massive trek and who knows what will happen next. So if you are a fan of Kataklysm you have been called to duty!"
The upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum and drummer Ryan Parrish recently spoke to MetalInjection.net about the band's forthcoming release. The duo discussed the differences between their forthcoming release and their past releases, and working with producer Pete Witchers. The band also announced the new album will be titled "The Human Romance" is set for release on February 22nd, 2011 on E-One. You can check out the full video clip below.
Fuck The Facts has issued the following update about the band's upcoming full-length album:
"Our upcoming full length album 'Die Miserable' is currently being mixed in Winnipeg by our good buddy Craig Boychuk. Craig has been kind enough to post insight on how the mix is coming along, as well as share some wisdom with all you upcoming and coming recording engineers. You can read his 'Die Miserable' mix report, ask him questions and interact with him here.
"Meanwhile, this week we're back in our ghetto little home studio recording tracks for a bonus EP that will only be available with the vinyl version of our upcoming full length album; ‘Die Miserable’. The EP will feature 4 new songs not available on the album as well as a re-recorded version of the song ‘Unburden.' Check out this video of our first day in the studio tracking drums."
Norway's Leprous has checked in from Strasbourg with the following road report:
"Day 19/34 - La Laterie, Strasbourg, France - 15.11.2010: We wake up at around 12 o'clock. Well, at least I do. Halvor and Tor Oddmund have shown to be the vampires of the tour. Their active in the nightly hours. I do my usual routine and gets some work done during this rainy and gray morning. If you've been paying attention and have read this blog, you'll know how we love the French. This is the sixth and last of the shows in France; Lille, Paris, Toulouse, Limoges and now the ninth largest city in France. It's one of three cities in France with an opera house and its 266 000 inhabitants live almost 500km east of Paris. Yes! You guessed it.. it's Strasbourg!
"We make our way into La Laterie. The old dairy is redecorated and made a pretty decent venue. We put down our stuff on the second floor where our backstage is and proceed to the wonderful catering provided. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to see this beautiful city, but Einar was kind enough to provide me with the picture here. More...
Suicidal Angels vocalist Nick has issued the following statement about the release of the band's new album "Dead Again:"
"Hey maniacs everywhere! Our third studio album 'Dead Again' is officially out today. Just one year after the release of 'Sanctify the Darkness,' 'Dead Again' is coming more powerful, more aggressive and even faster! Make sure you crab your copy either on cd, digipack, vinyl black or blue. See you all in the moshpits of the upcoming tour with Kreator,Exodus and Death Angel! Thrash til death!"
Suicidal Angels will also be appearing on the Thrashfest 2010 tour, which has the following upcoming dates: More...
Finland's Verjnuarmu has posted a music video online for the song "Sysisyvän," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Verjnuarmu released today their second music video from Lohuton. Sysisyvän video contains footage from last summer's Sandels Rock and RockCock festivals. The clip is produced by Anti-Teatteri and directed by Toni Hiltunen."
Blood of God has issued the following recording update:
"Hi folks, just an update to keep you informed. man I must say that the new vocals are the absolute shit! Our singer just dropped some vocals on the first couple of tracks (the melodic) parts, and man, I can't even believe it. Pathetic, heavy, bone-crushing hooks.
"I'm not even sure, I know that everyone who loves metal, is going to love these tracks! It's a shame we can't share yet, but I promise, it's worth waiting! Monday till Wednesday we're recording the solos... More coming up, stick around!"
Russian folk metal act Helengard, which signed to Firebox Records earlier this year, has now issued the following update about the release date for the band's debut album:
"Finally! We have the exact release date of our debut album now! It's 1st of December! You can pre-order the CD now from Record Shop X, just click the link here."
You can also check out sample Helengard tracks via the band's MySpace page.
The Iniquity Descent, with features Vreth of Finntroll, has announced its upcoming EP will be titled "Trust The Serpent." The band has now posted a series of photos from EP's recording sessions, which can be viewed at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Obedience Torn
2. Decimate, Disintegrate
3. Trust The Serpent
4. Asinine & Absurd
Atheist recently released their latest studio album, "Jupiter" (reviewed here), on November 8th via Season of Mist. "Jupiter" is the band's first new record since 1993. Metalunderground.com is now able to bring you the online premiere of the track "Fictitious Glide." You can check it out in the player below, along with opening track "Second To Sun."
Metalunderground.com recently caught up with Atheist frontman Kelly Shaefer, who commented on the album:
If you don’t know the history of the band and the third album comes in then it’s very odd, because it’s very different and Latin influenced. In using a different drummer it wasn’t as fast and brutal, it’s more jazzy and most people in Eastern Europe prefer that record. “Jupiter” is a continuation of our second record “Unquestionable Presence.” It’s really an homage to both the first two albums. It’s easily the most brutal and ferocious album we’ve ever done. It’s the most explosive and has the best songs and our song writing has changed a lot in all that time. Me personally, I’ve had an opportunity to write with a number of different bands and work with producers in the rock world with Neurotica. So my experience bringing that back into Atheist is structure and being able to take chaotic madness of the technical aspect of Atheist and really hone it in and give people something to focus their eyes one. It helps pull it all together. It wasn’t really intentional but it just worked out that way. We’d just sit down and write and whatever happens, happens. That’s how we set our template. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. I hate saying that, because everybody says that. If you are a fan of Atheist you are definitely going to love this record. It’s all over the place, and yet it’s right down the middle.
You can read that full interview here.
The complete tracklisting for "Jupiter" is as follows:
1. Second to Sun (4:04)
2. Fictitious Glide (4:53)
3. Fraudulent Cloth (3:24)
4. Live and Live Again (3:39)
5. Faux King Christ (4:02)
6. Tortoise the Titan (3:40)
7. When the Beast (4:57)
8. Third Person (4:08)
Ex Deo frontman Maurizio Iacono (also of Kataklysm) has posted the following statement online in regards to its forthcoming studio album, titled "Caligula."
"It’s amazing to see a vision I had one day waking up finally become a reality two years ago. We had done a few shows in America with Ensiferum for our debut album Romulus that were fantastic, but to go across the country and really seeing people waiting anxiously for this and screaming their hearts out for it live has been one incredible feeling.
I feel EX DEO is changing the game of the underground, bringing a theater to the live stage and bringing a new concept that has never done before. This is a beast of a band and we would like to thank everyone for the great support. With this said, I would like to announce that we will indeed begin pre-production on the next album Caligula – the follow up to the highly-acclaimed debut Romulus – as soon as the world tour for KATAKLYSM will end next year.
Expect a revolutionary album that will breathe the word ‘NEW’ into a much stagnant metal industry. It is yet undermined which label will release Caligula as we are looking at many different options."
American alternative metal act (hed)p.e. has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Japan. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
02/05 Atsugi, JAP – Thunder Snake
02/06 Shibushi, JAP – Club Asia
02/08 Nagoya, JAP – Club Upset
02/10 Shinsaibashi, JAP – Club Drop
02/11 Fukuoka, JAP – Beat Station
02/12 Nagasaki, JAP – Drum Be-7
02/13 Kumamoto, JAP – Django
02/15 Izumo, JAP – Apollo
02/16 Hiroshima, JAP – Club Quattro
02/18 Yokohama, JAP – Club Lizard
02/19 Kashiwa, JAP – Drunkard’s Stadium
Hibria has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album, titled "Blind Ride." "Blind Ride" is set for release on January 26 through King Records in Japan. he CD was mixed and mastered at Machine Shop Studios and marks the recording debut of the band's new bass player Benhur Lima.
"Blind Ride" tracklisting:
1. Blind Ride (intro)
2. Nonconforming Minds
3. Welcome To The Horror Show
4. Shoot Me Down
5. Blinded By Faith
6. The Shelter's On Fire
7. Beyond Regrets Of The Past
8. I Feel No Bliss
9. Sight Of Blindness
10. Tough Is The Way
11. Rotten Souls
Dutch extreme metal act Legion Of The Damned has revealed the final tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Descent Into Chaos," is set for release on January 7, 2011 through Massacre Records. The album was recorded at Abyss Studios in Parlby, Sweden with producer Peter Tägtgren.
"Descent Into Chaos" track listing:
1. Descent Into Chaos
2. Night Of The Sabbath
3. War In My Blood
4. Shrapnel Rain
5. Holy Blood, Holy War
7. Lord Of The Files
8. Desolation Empire
9. The Hand Of Darkness
11. Legion Of The Damned (feat. Peter Tägtgren)