Metal News for November 21, 2010
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24 news articles posted on this day.
American technical metalcore act This Or The Apocalypse has revealed the dates for its first scheduled tour of 2011.You can check out the full list of newly announced dates below:
December 26 – Trenton, NJ - The Backstage at Championship Bar & Grill
December 27 – Mt. Airy, MD - Mt. Airy Firehall
December 28 – Rochester, NY - Waterstreet Music Hall
December 29 – Amityville,NY - Broadway Bar
December 30 – New London,CT - The El N’ Gee
December 31 – Vineland, NJ - Hangar 84
January 1 – Wilmington, DE - Harmony Grange
January 2 – Lemoyne, PA - Champion Ship
January 4 – Toledo, OH - The Omni
January 5 – Barrington, IL - The Rock Room
January 6 – Peoria, IL - The Brass Rail
January 7 – Terre Haute, IN - THMV
January 8 – Indianapolis, IN - The Emerson Theater
January 9 – Johnson City - Cahootenany’s
January 10 – Nashville, TN - The Muse
January 11 – Cookeville,TN - Amps and Ramps
January 12 – Raleigh, NC - The Poor House
January 13 – Greenville, NC - The Tipsy Teapot
January 14 – Hickory, NC - YWCA CO Miller Center
January 15 – VA Beach, VA - Club Relevant
January 16 – Richmond,VA - The Richmond Out Reach Center
Black Tide has posted some more behind the scenes footage online. You can view the footage below:
The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.
Thursday, May 26th:
LACK OF INTEREST
Friday, May 27th:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Saturday, May 28th:
HAIL OF BULLETS
Sunday, May 29th:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
BAD ACID TRIP
European extreme metal act Keep Of Kalessin has posted a new North American tour update video online in which the band pays a visit to a local Wal-Mart location. You can view the video below:
A new video interivew between The Ocean's Robin Staps and HitTheFloorTV has been posted online. The Ocean are currently on tour to promote its latest 2010 releases "Anthropocentric." You can view the video interview below:
LiveNation and Iron Maiden has announced that due to the overwhelming demand of their fans for tickets which went on sale today for its August 5, 2011 conert, British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have already added a second show at the London O2 Arena. The additional show is now on sale and will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2011 , marking the end of "The Final Frontier World Tour".
Welsh alternative metal act Funeral For A Friend has revealed the dates for its first U.K. tour of 2011. Support on the tour will come from Rise To Remain. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
03/16 Aberystwyth, UK – Arts Centre
03/17 Buckley, GER – The Tivoli Venue
03/19 Penrith, UK – Eden Arts Centre
03/20 Glasgow,UK – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
03/22 Bury St. Edmonds, UK – The Apex
03/23 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
03/24 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
03/25 London, UK – Relentless Garage
03/27 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
03/28 Stoke, UK – The Sugarmill
03/29 Wakefield, UK – Black Flag
03/30 Durham, UK – Live Lounge
04/01 Poole, UK – Chords
04/02 Saltash, UK – Livewire
04/03 Wycombe, UK – Academy Of Music & Art
04/04 Wrexham, UK – Central Station
New York hardcore veterans Madball have revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. Support on the tour will come from Canadian hardcore-punk act Comeback Kid. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
01/11 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
01/12 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Hall
01/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
01/14 Dallas, TX – Trees
01/15 Austin, TX – Emo’s
01/16 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
01/18 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
01/19 Las Vegas, NC – Area 702
01/20 San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
01/12 Lancaster, CA – Cedar Centre
01/22 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
American progressive metal act A Hero A Fake has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour in support of Texas In July, Destruction Of A Rose, With Life In Mind and Like Moths To Flames. The full list of dates, cities and venues can be found below:
12/26 Lemoyne, PA – The Champion Ship
12/27 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
12/28 Providence, RI – Club Hell
12/29 Jewitt City,CT – Fish And Game Club
12/30 Williamsport, PA – The Ground Floor
12/31 Brockport, NY – Elks Lodge
01/01 Jamestown, NY – Suburban Blend
01/02 Elyria, OH – East Carlisle
01/03 Terre Haute, IN – THMV
01/04 Evansville, IN – Boney Junes
Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers Epica have announced the following U.K. dates:
March 10 - The Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, UK
March 11 - The Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK
March 12 - Corporation - Sheffield, UK
March 13 - Moho Live - Manchester, UK
March 15 - Scala - London, UK
Texas black metal act Absu has announced that it has parted ways with yet another guitarist, this time having Aethyris McKay leave the band. Aethyris McKay leaves Absu to join Pantheon I. Absu vocalist and drummer Proscriptor commented by saying:
"I am here to announce that guitarist Aethyris McKay has decided to quit Absu and has recently relocated to Oslo , Norway to join Pantheon I. Working with Aethyris for the past three years has been a prosperous experience and I have the utmost respect for him as my comrade and a superlative musician. He assisted me in resurrecting the band from its hiatus stage and I truly thank him for helping me recast the spell of 'mythological occult metal.'"
Motorhead have announced that it will be performing on the January 26, 2011 episode of Conan O'Brien's new late night talk show on TBS. Motorhead are currently on tour to promote its forthcoming studio album "The World Is Yours."
"The World Is Yours" track listing:
1. Born To Lose
2. I Know How To Die
3. Get Back In Line
4. Devil's In My Head
5. Rock 'N' Roll Music
6. Waiting For The Snake
7. Brotherhood Of Man
9. I Know What You Need
10. Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye
The final line-up for the "Music As A Weapon V" tour has been confirmed. The fifth installment of the touring festival will again be headlined by Chicago hard rock act Disturbed. The line-up also includes co-headliners Korn as well as direct support from Sevendust and In This Moment. Confirmed cities for the tour can be found below, with venues to be confirmed at a later date.
Des Moines, IA
West Long Branch, NJ
Glens Falls, NY
Atlantic City, NJ
Corpus Christi, TX
San Antonio, TX
Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed the dates for his forthcoming tour of South America. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
South American dates:
Mar. 26 - Buenos Aires, ARG - Argentina Racing Stadium
Mar. 28 - Santiago, CHL - Movistar Arena
Mar. 30 - Porto Alegre, BRA - Gigantinho
Apr. 02 - Sao Paulo, BRA - Anhembi
Apr. 05 - Brasilia, BRA - Gianasio Nilson Nelson
Apr. 07 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Citibank Hall
Apr. 09 - Belo Horizonte, BRA - Mineirinho
Crowbar has announced it's new album will be titled "Sever the Wicked Hand." The cover artwork for the upcoming release can be viewed at this location. "Sever the Wicked Hand" is currently set for a February 8th, 2011 release date. You can also catch Crowbar live on the following dates:
1/13 - Colchester, UK at Colchester Arts Centre
1/14 - Oxford, UK at O2 Academy 2
1/15 - Bristol, UK at O2 Academy 2
1/16 - Leeds, UK at Cockpit
1/17 - Newcastle, UK at O2 Academy 2
1/18 - Glasgow, UK at King Tuts
1/19 - Manchester, UK at Academy 3
1/20 - London, UK at Underworld
1/21 - Birmingham, UK at O2 Academy 2
Eden's Curse has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new double DVD set "Creation Of Eden - The Making Of Eden's Curse & The Making Of The Second Coming." The trailer can be viewed below.
SkullsNBones.com recently conducted an interview with Bobby Blitz of Overkill in Atlanta. Footage of the interview can be viewed in the clip below.
Norway's Leprous has checked in from Serbia with the following road report:
"Day 21/34 - SKC, Belgrade, Serbia - 17.11.2010. The clock is approximately 09:00 am when Teddy (from Loch Vostok) wakes me up for the Serbian passport control. To be honest I was actually quite glad to get up early for once. A couple of hours later we arrive outside of the venue in Belgrade, which luckily happens to be in the middle of the city centre. First mission - to exchange my Croatian Kuna into Serbian Dinara. That was easier said than done. I had to ask in at least five different exchange offices and banks before I finally found someone that was able to exchange.
"Since the weather was slightly better than it had been for the last three days, it was a pleasure exploring the city. Belgrade was a much more modern city than I thought, although it had a post war’ish touch (especially outside the city centre). In the end of the main shopping street, we found Kalemegdan - The fortress of Belgrade. Kalemegdan was built in year 535, and is one of the oldest monuments in the area.
"Tonight's venue was a venue worth mentioning. It reminded mo of an old museum both from the inside and from the outside. The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the concert hall was: 'How on earth can someone arrange a rock concert in a hall with these kind of acoustics?' During the soundcheck I found out that my predictions was entirely right. What a mess!!I believe the room would be perfectly suitable for a classical concert, but for very rhythmical music like Leprous it was a complete disaster - at least on the soundcheck. The reverberation time was insane! More...
Nightrage released the "Vengeance Descending" 2 CD set in Switzerland and Germany on Friday, November 19th, 2010. The band has now announced the following upcoming release dates for the set in other regions:
EUROPE: Monday, November 22, 2010.
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, November 23, 2010.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
"Vengeance Rising" is a re-issue of the band's "Sweet Vengeance" and "Descent Into Chaos" albums in a single package. The cover artwork for the set can be found here, and the track listing is as follows: More...
Batillus has checked in from the band's current tour with the following road report:
"Here we are, day three of our five day tour with Author & Punisher and Theologian. I’m typing from AJ’s house in Weymouth, MA as Peterson showers, Willi thumbs through a deck of 'Bachelorette Party Dare' cards, and Fade and Joey (our lovely merch girl) snooze the morning away. Last night we played at a place in Somerville called Starlab– a sort of punk-house-slash-recording-studio-slash-showspace. The tiny room was packed for most of the night, and Author & Punisher, after experiencing some difficulties with his equipment the night previous, played a solid set to finish the show off.
"Author & Punisher… if you’re unfamiliar, this is the solo project of a UCSD graduate and mechanical engineer at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research Tristan Shone. He builds custom MIDI controllers that are part machine, part sculpture, and part musical instrument. The music is industrial, doomy, and droney, but watching him perform is really the draw. It’s like he’s in the command chair of some futuristic android killing machine as he manipulates his bizarre contraptions to create and warp sounds.
"At the Wallingford, CT show two nights ago, there was a guy standing next to me during Theologian’s set eating ramen noodles raw from the package. And then last night, there was a girl sitting casually on a sofa brushing her teeth (sans toothpaste) while holding a conversation with her friend. Let’s see what sort of oddball human behavior Albany can muster up tonight…"
Several bands on 2011's Soundwave lineup are coming together for an off-date "Sidewaves" show down south. With the Melbourne festival sold out, fans will still be able to catch Rob Zombie, Murderdolls, Monster Magnet and Dommin live at Festival Hall on March 3rd. All ages and licensed areas are available. Tickets go on sale Friday November 26th from Ticketmaster.
As was previously reported, Budgie frontman Burke Shellye recently had to undergo emergency surgery in Wejherowo, Poland after complaining about pains in his abdomen. A new message from Shelley regarding his health reads as follows:
"I'd like to say sorry to all the Polish and Czech fans for the recent cancellation of the tour dates. This is because I became ill just before the tour began and had to have emergency surgery in Poland. I'm now recovering at home and I don't yet know what the future holds. Thanks to all those who supported me particularly the Polish surgeons. Thanks also to all those who sent messages and thanks to God the Father and Jesus Christ my saviour and the Holy Spirit."
As has been discussed before, while thrash metal was influenced by the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, thrash metal bands in the United Kingdom found little success. Out of the several British thrash bands worth mentioning, arguably only two really stand out. We’ve already taken a look at one of them, Bristol’s, Onslaught, so this week, we’ll be examining the history of Nottingham’s Pagan thrashers, Sabbat. The band was originally formed under the moniker, Hydra in 1985 by vocalist Martin Walkyier and bass player Frazer Clarke, along with guitarist Adam Ferman. A second guitarist was recruited soon afterwards in the form of fifteen year old Andy Sneap, though two weeks later he became the band’s sole guitarist when Ferman quit, taking drummer Mark Daley with him, leaving the drum stool open for Simon Negus. With the new members on board, the group decided that a change in name was appropriate and settled on Sabbat, after finding it in a book on witchcraft. Once Sabbat released a demo entitled, "Fragments Of A Faith Forgotten," they saw their popularity soar, receiving a two page spread in Kerrang magazine, a BBC Radio One session, a flexi disc release for Warhammer’s White Dwarf magazine and eventually a record deal with Germany’s, Noise Records (the label had previously shown interest in the band, but were unable to sign them because Andy Sneap was not yet eighteen.)
In May 1988, the band released their debut full length album, "History Of A Time To Come," which garnered rave reviews from critics and was very popular amongst thrash fans for it’s different approach to thrash metal. The album also received a lot of interest as a result of it’s lyrical themes which contained well researched insights into the occult and religion. They followed this record with their sophomore release, "Dreamweaver," a concept album based on the book The Way of The Wyrd by Brian Bates. On this record, the songs were noticeably longer and featured a new member in second guitarist Simon Jones. Although the album was hailed as a classic, it helped to fuel the tensions within the band, as some of the members expressed concern regarding the growing length of the songs. These feelings, combined with poor management and the lack of interest from Noise, caused an internal meltdown. Guitarist Simon Jones quit the band during a U.K. tour and was replaced by Neil Watson, who appears on the live video, "The End Of The Beginning." Bassist Frazer Clarke decided to quit the music industry entirely not long afterwards and Sneap and Negus took over the band, outing Walkyier and bringing in new vocalist Richie Desmond, along with bass player Wayne Banks. For many fans, “Dreamweaver” marks the last Sabbat album but this lineup recorded a third record studio album entitled, “Mourning Has Broken,” which was released in 1991.While not without it’s praise, the album was considered nowhere near the level of quality that the first two records had set, and so the band decided to call it a day soon after.
A reunion was scheduled to take place in 2001 by Martin Walkyier, who brought with him Clarke and Simon Jones, but this was blocked by Sneap, who felt that since the other members had quit, leaving him and Negus to take care of the bad financial situation the group was in, amongst other problems, they had no right to the Sabbat name. Instead this lineup toured under the moniker, Return To Sabbat but folded in 2003. However, fans were delighted to hear that in 2006, Sabbat would return to the stage, this time utilising the "Dreamweaver" lineup. The shows were a result of Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth’s longtime appreciation of the band, and it was he who convinced Andy Sneap to reunite the band, in return for a special guest slot on Cradle Of Filth’s short tour of the United Kingdom that year. The reunited performances were a hit and to celebrate, Sabbat re-released "History Of A Time To Come" and "Dreamweaver" with bonus tracks the next year. Since then, the band has continued to perform sporadically across Europe and have stated that, while they have found the shows to be a lot of fun, there are no plans to record a new studio album. More...
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...