Metal News for November 23, 2009
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35 news articles posted on this day.
One of the most extreme and best-known metal bands is currently on the Decimation of the Nation 2 Tour. Cannibal Corpse have been bloodying the world for 20 years and have gained a large, devoted following while offending and revolting "sophisticated" people. Many of us grew up with their horrifying messages in our ears and their incredible art in our eyes. Vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher sat down with me while the tour played in New Orleans for a long discussion of politics, tours and WOW. A transcribed version follows. More...
California's Guilt By Association have existed in one form or another for nearly 10 years before releasing their EP "Chapter 1: End Of Story." Despite lack of a supporting label they've managed to take their blend of hard rock and metal on tour through most of the U.S. and even into Mexico. Guilt By Association's drummer Jake and bassist Britt talked with me about what the band has done in the past and where they are going next. More...
Goatwhore has been added on as a supporting act for the upcoming North American tour with DevilDriver and Suffocation. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
01/07 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
01/08 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
01/09 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
01/11 Portland, OR Peter’s Room at Roseland Theater
01/12 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
01/13 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
01/15 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater & Club
01/16 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
01/18 Maplewood, MN The Rock
01/19 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Slowmotion Apocalypse have issued the following announcement about streaming another three songs online via their MySpace page:
"Three new songs from 'Mothra' have just been uploaded on our MySpace profile as we promised. Next week - the last one in which all songs will be listenable in free streaming on our profile - we will upload the last three ones too waiting to see you in the pit on Saturday December 5th. Start warming up!"
Greek metallers Tardive Dyskinesia have posted a music video online for the song "Triggering the Fear Reactor," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the video:
"We proudly present you our new official music video for 'Triggering the Fear Reactor', taken from the album 'The Sea of See Through Skins'. The video was directed and edited by Fotis Tsakos (Guitar) and Tardive Dyskinesia with valuable help from one of the greatest actors and artists, 9:deathofheeast:9. The concept behind both the song and the video is how we all freak out when faced with modern reality.Catchy, huh?
"Tardive Dyskinesia would like to thank the following people, who helped make this masterpiece come true : Tolis Giovanitis (9:deathofheeast:9), Petros Koumplis, Deimos Dredd, Aris Mpertsouklis, Giannis Mpozoglou, Vasia Kalpogianni, Nefeli Kariofili, Aristea Mpogri, Sofia Koumpli." More...
Fan-filmed video footage has been posted online of Ozzy Osbourne performing with Slash at the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) benefit concert on 11/22 in Hollywood, CA. The first video clip can be viewed below and the second is available after the jump.
California death metallers A Band of Orcs have issued the following update about playing a live show alongside 3 Inches of Blood:
"We return to the field to battle human warriors 3 Inches of Blood, as they make another raid on the Vortex! We had a great showdown with 'em in January and look forward to clashing arms with them again. Tickets on sale at this location. This will be A Band of Orcs' last show of the year, so don't miss this epic rematch!!! Until the Domination, oRc on!!!"
The details are as follows:
12/2 2009 Santa Cruz Vet’s Hall Santa Cruz, California
Alice In Chains has issued the following announcement about a fan appreciation show:
"Attendees of 'Buzzfest 09' can take their ticket stubs they were told to hang on to, to Nashville Municipal Auditorium box office, where during box office hours, fans can exchange their ticket stub for 'The Buzzfest Fan Appreciation Show' with "Alice in Chains" on 3/1. The NMA box office is the only outlet for the exchange. The ticket exchange started on 11/20 and goes through 12/20. Ticket stubs must be exchanged within this 30 day window as they will not be accepted day of show. Alice in Chains fans that would like to purchase a ticket for this show can do so at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster online."
Pitcam.tv has posted a video interview online with German metallers Caliban. The video clip can be viewed below.
Crystal Viper have issued the following statement about an upcoming live show in Poland with Wild Knight and Lonewolf:
"Three traditional heavy metal acts represented by the Hard Rocker Management: Wild Knight (new band feat. ex Running Wild and X-Wild members, playing classic songs from these two bands!), Crystal Viper, and Lonewolf, will play together for a first time, in the Warsaw's Progresja Club (in Poland), at January 30, 2010. This very special and unique package will be supported by 2 local acts. Limited amount of the tickets is on sale now: 70 PLN (pre-order, around 17 EURO), and 85 PLN in the day of the show (around 22 EURO). The show is organized by the Ma-In Agency, in cooperation with the Hard Rocker Magazine. Order your tickets now from this location."
Heathen metallers Hauk have issued the following announcement about releasing a new EP titled "Baconic:"
"Hail all! So... it's been about 2 months since 'The Path of Ice' hit Itunes. A bold, mighty Thank You to everyone who's downloaded it and told their friends to do the same! If you haven't yet- get on over to Itunes and check it out!
"That being said, we had a couple tracks left over from those sessions. While I was in the Bay Area this summer, Techno (producer/mixer for NMFTS and the Trumpets EP) and I recorded a couple acoustic songs. I'd written a few more acoustic songs and once I'd finished the mix on TPOI I started tracking a few of them in between doing demos for the next electric album. Techno and I started talking about releasing a short acoustic EP, and I got serious about doing songs for it. More...
French metallers Adagio have announced they will be supporting Kamelot on their 2010 European tour. "We are very pleased to have Adagio with us on this tour coming up in Spring 2010, we did a few shows with them in the past and they are first class musicians and very cool people. Their new CD is really smoking too!" states Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
3/25 2010 Charleroi - BE - Le Coliseums
3/26 2010 Tilburg - NL - O13
3/27 2010 Amsterdam - NL - Paradiso
3/28 2010 London - UK - Koko
3/31 2010 Paris - FR - Elysée Montmartr
4/01 2010 Pratteln - CH - Z7 Kulturfabrik
4/02 2010 Montpellier - FR - Rockstore
4/03 2010 Barcelona - ES - Salamandra 1
4/04 2010 Madrid - ES - La Riviera
4/07 2010 Dortmund - DE - FZW
4/08 2010 Köln - DE - Live Music Hall
4/09 2010 Hamburg - DE - Markthalle
Leaves' Eyes has posted the first in a series of studio reports online from their time recording the album "Njord." The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Living Sacrifice has posted a fourth studio recording video online, which can be viewed below. The video is from the vocal recording sessions for their upcoming album "The Infinite Order," which will be released on January 26th, 2010.
Metallica has issued the following update about tour dates in Latvia and Lithuania:
"Greetings and happy Monday! Your friendly Metallica tour installment for this morning includes more shows in Europe in April . . . we're looking forward to visiting the spectacular city of Riga, Latvia again for two nights on April 17 and 18 and how about our first trip to Vilnius, Lithuania on April 20!!! Tickets for all three shows go on sale on December 7, but if you're a Met Club member, head on over to this location for information about the upcoming pre-sales."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
4/17 - Riga, Latvia - Riga Arena
4/18 - Riga, Latvia - Riga Arena
4/20 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Siemens Arena
French metallers Nightmare have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
1/16 2010 Nouveau Casino Paris
1/17 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes
1/26 2010 Secret Place Montpellier
1/28 2010 Le Grillen Colmar
Germany's Profanus Nathrakh have announced that the re-recorded version of their latest album "Godless Alliance" will be released on December 24th. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The track listing for "Godless Alliance" will be as follows:
1.Creatio Ex Nihilo
2.Paradise In Flames
4.Lords Of The Plague
9.Rigor Infinitatis Mors
10.Winged Wrath Of Depravity
Metallus Maximus has posted a series of photos online of Canadian thrashers Sacrifice performing at the The Opera House in Toronto. The tour date photographs can be viewed at this location. The show was in support of Sacrifice's latest album "The Ones I Condemn."
Swedish metallers Souldrainer have posted a video clip online, which can be viewed below, of their performance of the song "The Others" on December 21st, 2007. The track is off their debut full-length album "Reborn."
Suicidal Angels have issued the following announcement about performing in Athens:
"For all those who thought that we've forgotten about our fans in Greece, we got news for you! On the 8th of May 2010, two years after 'Live Domination,' we'll hit the stage in Sin City (Athens) together with our brothers in thrash, Released Anger, the stamping giants, SlavEATgoD, and the new rising force, Accelerator! We expect to see everyone once again, and we are certain that you will be there for once more! Stick around, for we'll be pre-selling tickets for the show! Cheers and beers."
Hardtimes.ca has posted a video interview online with front man Peter Wiwczarek of Polish death metal band Vader. The video clip can be viewed below.
Amberian Dawn has issued the following statement about recording a new album:
"Preparations for the third Amberian Dawn album are well underway. Tuomas, who composes music for AD, has all the new songs ready and Heidi has already started writing lyrics. Recordings begin on November 23rd and the first 'victim' is our drummer Joonas. He has just got his brand new TAMA Starclassic drum kit and it will be interesting to find out how the set sounds in the studio.
"The new album is going to be more diverse, faster and darker than our previous albums. The fastest AD songs to date contrast some extremely slow and heavy songs. There's even going to be a classical music piece. Some guest stars are going to featured on this album. Stay tuned for more information."
German folk metallers Neun Welten have made another new song available online for streaming. The track "Frosthauch," which is off the band's new album "Destrunken," can be heard at their official MySpace page.
The track listing for "Destrunken" will be as follows:
2. Destrunken I
3. Destrunken II
5. Weites End
6. Ewig Ruh
9. Der stille See
Swedish gothic metallers One Without have announced they will be performing a live interview on the radio show "Metal From Milan" on Wednesday, November 25th. The interview, which will be conducted in English, can be heard at this location at 22.00 CET.
Sweden's Scarpoint, who recently finished recording their upcoming album, has issued the following announcement about their recent and upcoming activity:
"For some odd reason we are being haunted by bad luck when it comes to rehearsal. First I got the tonsillitis and haven't be able to rehearse for over 2 weeks. Then we managed to start play again when, last weekend we had a water leak in the rehearsal room. So weren't able play last week. But shame if you give up. We've found a new space and will be moving in tomorrow. This rehearsal room is so much better than our previous, and I think we will get a kick out of the environment change.
"We are gonna try a guitar player next week that we have great expectations on. This is a guy who have all the qualities that we are looking for, and he is really looking forward to the audition. We are all gonna go and see a live show with him this week to see how he´s like on stage. More...
Joel Grind, the lead vocalist and guitarist of american crossover thrash metal outfit Toxic Holocaust has posted a message online thanking the bands fans for their continued support and updating them on the current status of the band. The message reads as follows:
"I just want to say thank you to all the die hards that have been supporting us, coming to shows, etc. You are why we do this.
"This year has been insane, we've basically been on tour non-stop and its been a great time. From the 3 INCHES OF BLOOD/EARLY MAN tour which kicked off the year, through the NAPALM DEATH, HATEBREED, SATYRICON and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tours, thank you for coming to see us!
"In two days we will be starting our European tour with GOATWHORE and SKELETONWITCH and it will be the last tour for us this year. I hope to see all my old friends over there and meet some new ones.
"Next year is shaping up to be amazing. Expect a Toxic headlining tour and a new record (currently working on new songs and they are ragers)!!"
U.K. black metallers Winterfylleth have announced they will be appearing at the "Threnody Of Defiant Spirits" festival on December 6th, 2009 at the Old Bell Hotel in Derby. The rest of the line-up consists of Wodensthrone, Scaldic Curse, Funeral Throne, Burial, Hordes, and Sanhedrin. More information can be found at this location.
Argentina based progressive power metal band Auvernia have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album "Afraid of Me." The artwork can be viewed at this location. No specific release date has been set, but the band has announced they plan to release it by the end of 2010.
The tentative track listing is as follows:
2. Throw Your Fear Away
3. And So It Starts
5. No Time For Time
6. Interludio Porteño
7. Self-Reflective Fear
8. Out Of My Hands
9. Your Own Universe
10. Ode To Life
11. Another Conscience
12. We Are Complete
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am exploring the Indian metal scene, introducing three bands spanning various metal sub-genres.
Although most foreigners are initially exposed to all the Bollywood hype of the second most populous country in the world, behind the rich and somewhat conservative culture and monolithic economy traits lies a massive subculture striving to make an identity of their own for the sole purpose of making their mark on the world of heavy metal. The scene is of course and without a doubt considered immense, as opposed to where I hail from (Sri Lanka), considering the fact that some of the biggest names in heavy metal have been stopping in India for a gig or tour for the past few years. And not forgetting the amount of record/distribution labels and promoters that strive to thrust the scene forward, India will certainly, in time to come, be held responsible for making a unique mark of their own in the history of one of the world’s most largest and evolved sub cultures.
To start off with today’s unearthing, I chose a technical death metal outfit which goes by the name of Amogh Symphony, who’ve been stirring up the scene in Mumbai as of late with the release of their debut album, “Abolishing the Obsolete System.” The brain-child of solo musician Vishal J. Singh, the band was conceived in 2003 and now has two commendable releases under their belt. Amogh Symphony incorporates a hybrid of progressive, symphonic, death metal with a nod towards Indian classical tunes and Jazz fusion. More...
Blaze Bayley, the former lead vocalist of Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden, has posted an update regarding his latest solo album, "Promise And Terror." The message reads as follows:
"I’m blogging, yay!
"I’m here with Jase Edwards at his Majestic Splendour studio mixing our new album. Jase is doing almost all the important work, while I mostly interrupt and say things like, ooh that’s heavy, or what does that big button do? Occasionally my experience leads me to say something useful but really most of the work now is down to Jase.
"Jase gave all of us a very rough mix of most of the songs a couple of weeks ago and we all made notes about parts of our performance and what kind of production we had in mind for each song and he is going through the songs incorporating those ideas alongside his own sense of how the album should tell its musical stories. More...
German heavy metal legends Scorpions has announced that the name of their brand new studio album will be, "Sting In The Tail." The record is expected to be released sometime in the early Spring of next year.
In other news, the band has announced that they will be heading out on an ambitious and lengthy tour in 2010 to support the album and will kick things off with seven shows in their native Germany. After their German shows they will be heading to many other countries including Russia and the United States as well as visiting Asia, South America and places they have never performed in before.
Vocalist Klaus Meine stated: "2010 is going to be a very special year for the Scorpions, so it is an especially good feeling to be able to start this tour at home."
The organizers of the Belgian metal festival has announced the first batch of bands that will be performing at the event in June of next year. KISS has been confirmed to be one of the headlining acts at the festival, which follows on from their successful headlining slot at Graspop in 2008.
Other acts confirmed include:
All Shall Perish
Jon Olivia's Pain
Walls Of Jericho
My Dying Bride
Statik Factory Records recently announced the signing of poppy metalcore band Surrender The Dancefloor from Connecticut. "This smalltown band has been busting there asses all over the upper east coast establishing their fanbase and they definitley caught our attention in doing this," commented the label. "We feel that STDF is a great addition to our family and we are more than excited to realse their cd this winter."
In the meantime, you can check the band's music out on their MySpace page, including a rough mix of a newer song.
Century Media Records has announced the signing of promising Spanish thrash band ANGELUS APATRIDA.
ANGELUS APATRIDA commented on the signing as follows: "We are extremely enthusiastic about this opportunity to show around what we are made of! It's an honour for us to become part of the Century Media Records family, one of the labels with the best reputation worldwide and a home to some of the bands we admire the most and grew up listening to!”
ANGELUS APATRIDA’s band name mixes spanish and latin language and can be translated into english as "stateless" or "renegade" angels. Influenced by the early Bay Area thrash metal and N.W.O.B.H.M. scenes and more specifically bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Overkill, Pantera, Testament or Annihilator, ANGELUS APATRIDA have crafted their career in their spanish homeland so far with two independent album releases,“Evil Unleashed” (2006) and “Give ‘Em War” (2007), as well as countless of live-appearances on larger national festivals (Lorca Rock, Alternavigo, Metalway Festival, etc.) and the clubs of most of the country’s larger cities with acts like Barón Rojo, Destruction, Sepultura and many more.
ANGELUS APATRIDA is currently finishing the songwriting process for their Century Media debut album, tentatively entitled “Clockwork” and to be recorded in January 2010. In the meantime, ANGELUS APATRIDA will be supporting labelmates Arch Enemy on their upcoming dates in Spain and Portugal alongside Abigail Williams.
Here are the exact dates:
ARCH ENEMY, Abigail Williams, ANGELUS APATRIDA
“Tyrants Of Evil” Tour 2009:
01.12.2009 Madrid / Spain - Sala Heineken
02.12.2009 Sevilla / Spain - Sala Q
04.12.2009 Lisboa / Portugal - Incrivel Almadense
05.12.2009 Astillero / Spain - Milwookis Metal Fest 6
06.12.2009 Pamplona / Spain - Sala Totem
07.12.2009 Barcelona / Spain - Sala Razzmatazz 2
American rock legends KISS has announced that they will be heading to the United Kingdom and Europe for a series of headlining shows in May of next year. The tour will also include headlining appearances at France's Hellfest and Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festivals.
The tour dates are as follows: More...