Metal News for November 20, 2010
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Battlelore has issued the following announcement about finishing the new "Doombound" album:
"Battlelore has finished working on their sixth full length album named 'Doombound.' The album consists of 11 songs, one of which is instrumental. This is Battlelore’s first concept album – all the lyrics together tell the story of J.R.R. Tolkien’s tragic hero Túrin Turambar and his kin. One of the songs is sung completely in Finnish in appreciation to Battlelore’s beautiful home country Finland and Kalevala, the national Finnish epic. The songs themselves are more dynamic, atmospheric and epic than ever before – prepare for the ultimate music experience and a life-long journey through the eyes of a fallen hero!
"As before on Battlelore albums, there will be a jewel case edition of the album and a special limited edition digipack including some rare material. This time around the extra material is more special than ever before – as a thank you to all Battlelore fans and followers for their enormous support over the past 10 years, the band has compiled a bonus DVD from their personal materials. '10 years of Battlelore' bonus DVD includes material from two live shows, two tour videos, a huge photo gallery and all of Battlelore’s music videos. This is the kind of material of us that has never been seen before. We wanted our fans to see, how much their support means to us and what being a part of the ‘Battlelore family’ is really like. Enjoy, we sure have!"
The track listing for "Doombound" is as follows:
2. Iron of Death
3. Bow and Helm
6. Olden Gods
7. Fate of the Betrayed
8. Men as Wolves
9. Last of the Lords
11. Kielo (Instrumental) More...
De Profundis has issued the following statement about the band celebrating its fifth anniversary:
"Almost exactly 5 years ago, in November 2005, Craig and I met with the intention of starting a new band. And so, De Profundis was born. Now skip forward 5 years.
"2 full-length albums, 51 concerts across 11 countries, 2 international tours, support slots to the likes of Iron Maiden, Nevermore and Opeth, co-headlining a festival in front of 30,000 people.
I'm pretty fuckin' proud of what've achieved so far. It hasn't been an easy ride and we've had to work extremely hard to get where we are now. Thanks to everyone that has supported and believed in us - we simply couldn't have done it without you. Let's see what the next 5 years will bring."
Illinois based black metal act Lord of Depression has issued the following announcement about releasing a new demo album in December:
"'Upon the bones of the holy....We plant the seeds of Hate' demo 2010 shall be spat out on 12/10/10. Pro recorded, Cut n paste layout, black tape, 3 violent outbursts, 20 min. run time. All info (price, address,...) shall be posted when needed. Visual support by OikWasfuk/NothingSacredArtwerk. Black Fucking Metal Of Hate!"
The cover artwork for the demo can be viewed at this location.
Nightrage has re-released the "Sweet Vengeance" and "Descent Into Chaos" albums together as a two CD set titled "Vengeance Descending." The set includes liner notes by Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates), Marios Iliopoulos, Fredrik Nordström, and Gus G. as well as new artwork by Gustavo Sazes. The set also features the song “Gallant Deeds,” which has lead vocals by Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity.
Stanne comments: "A long time ago my friend Marios asked me to sing on one of his songs for the next Nightrage album. Being a fan of his work and Nightrage I of course agreed. The song was very different and very cool. So I was happy to do it. It didn't fit on the album though so this is the very first time you guys get to hear it. Hope you like it!"
Lindberg also stated: "When I listen to these albums again today – I still sense this honesty, this sincere dedication that these songs portray – it was easy for me to feel creative in this atmosphere and great fun, too. It’s one of my proudest moments when I sum up my career."
The set's track listing is as follows: More...
Sweden's Inmoria has issued the following brief announcement about signing a new record deal: "New Record deal: Inmoria are proud to announce that they now have signed a deal with Rock It Up/IceWarrior Records (Germany)." You can also hear several Inmoria songs available for streaming at this location. The track listing for Inmoria's new album "A Farewell to Nothing" is as follows:
2. My Shadow Fall
3. The Mirror
4. End of the Line
5. In My Dreams
6. Just Another Lie
7. Save Me
8. Hear My Prayers
9. Watch me Bleed
10. The Silence Within Me
11. All For Granted
Sweden's Netherbird has announced the following three upcoming live shows:
12/18 2010 - Umeå, Sweden
2/25 2011 - Gothenburg, Sweden
2/26 2011 - Linköping, Sweden
You can also check out Netherbird's music via the band's official MySpace page.
Guatemala's Dread the Forsaken had previously announced the band's new album "Unbound" would be released in October, 2010 via Nightmare Records. Dread The Forsaken has now issued the following update about releasing the album:
"We are pleased to announce that our debut CD, Unbound, will be released this Tuesday, November 23rd, on Nightmare Records, but it can now be pre-ordered online through the retailers here. For more details, please go to the official Dread The Forsaken website at this location."
Human Rejection has issued the following brief update about streaming a new promo song online from the band's upcoming album: "Second new promo track up! it's also a part of the new album as well. The song is called 'The structure of mankind' and produced by Stelios 'Stelth' Koslidis & HR. Stay in touch for more updates...." The new track "The Structure of Mankind" can be heard via the Human Rejection MySpace page.
Gravdal has issued the following update about member Phobos joining Gorgoroth for the band's upcoming European tour dates:
"Gravdal guitarist Phobos (Aeternus, Malsain), who has just returned from the Dark Essence Records tour where he played live session drums for Sulphur, hits the road again today to reprise his live session role to play drums for Gorgoroth on their European tour. He is filling in for Gorgoroth drummer Vyl, who is currently on tour in the USA with Keep of Kalessin.
"Also fresh from the same tour, Helheim's V'Gandr (Aeternus, Taake), will fill in on bass for Frank Watkins on the Gorgoroth tour. So fans of Gravdal, Helehim, Aeternus, Taake, Malsain, who are going to see Gorgoroth, keep a look out for the guys."
The Iniquity Descent, which features Vreth from Finntroll, has posted a new song online titled "Decimate, Disintegrate." The track is available for streaming via the band's MySpace page. "Decimate, Disintegrate" is taken from the upcoming "Trust the Serpent" EP, which has the following track listing:
1. Obedience Torn
2. Decimate, Disintegrate
3. Trust The Serpent
4. Asinine & Absurd
Budapest based metal act Scerra is currently offering the new album "With or Without a Doubt" as a free download. You can download the album at this location or check out sample Scerra tracks via the band's official MySpace page. A video clip of Scerra performing the song "Hagok" can be viewed below.
Tribunal has checked in with the following update about the band's activity and recruiting former Iced Earth vocalist John Greely:
"Hello again brothers and sisters, it's been a while since we have updated and we apologize for this. We have been extremely busy in this absence and have a lot of news to report! 1st off we are more than happy to announce the new vocalist who is getting ready to lay his vocal tracks down on the CD as none other than former Iced Earth lead vocalist John Greely! Yes you read that right!! John was the vocalist on the 'Night Of The Stormrider' CD. John and I were introduced by a very good mutual friend and once we spoke on the phone we knew it was a win win situation and a guaranteed 100% match, John's voice will more than compliment Tribunal's Metal! Then came the issue of a drummer which will be announced in a few days, have no worries!
"Once John has laid his vocals we will do a final mix and mastering on the tracks before we send them off for replication! On another subject, my bass rig has had an entire overhaul. I have upgraded to a much better head, the Mighty Ampeg B4R, the true tone monster! Besides the upgrade with new heads I have upgraded my bass cabinets having new custom cabinets made for me that are truly one of a kind! In addition I have designed a one of a kind 8 sting bass to be made by none other than the Master Luthier himself, Bernie Rico Jr! More...
Brisbane’s The Fevered has released their "Vestige" EP for free download or optional donation through their bandcamp page. Here's the tracklisting for the six track, 26 minute EP of melodic death metal:
1. To Frailty
2. Sky Burial
3. Cascade Divide
6. Sever the World
After announcing the postponement of their planned North American tour due to Perttu's health, Apocalyptica has now rescheduled the tour for March 2011. Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.
The rescheduled tour dates are as follows:
03.03.2011 US - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
04.03.2011 US – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
05.03.2011 US – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
07.03.2011 US – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
08.03.2011 US – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09.03.2011 CA – London, ON – Cowboy’s
10.03.2011 CA – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11.03.2011 CA – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
12.03.2011 US - Albany, NY – Northern Lights
13.03.2011 US – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
15.03.2011 US – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
16.03.2011 US – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Cafe
17.03.2011 US – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
18.03.2011 US – Richmond, VA – The National
19.03.2011 US – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
20.03.2011 US – Knoxville, TN - The Valarium
23.03.2011 US – Houston, TX - House Of Blues
24.03.2011 US – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
25.03.2011 US – Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
26.03.2011 US – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
27.03.2011 US – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Six Inch Nails Records has announced the signing of Polish modern metal band Chain Reaction for the Asian release of their second full-length album, titled "Cutthroat Melodies."
"Cutthroat Melodies" was recorded in the last months of 2009 and was released in May 2010, once again by Kolony Records. Chain Reaction was signed by Six Inch Nails Records in November 2010 for the Asian release of "Cutthroat Melodies" scheduled for December 2010.
The band commented on the signing: "We are very happy and proud that another label noticed the potential in us, and that we will be able to get our music to more people. We really hope they like it!"
"Cutthroat Melodies" follows up the band's 2007 debut release "Vicious Circle." You can hear some of the band's music on their MySpace page.