Metal News for November 24, 2010
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Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth, formerly of Scorpions, has scheduled the following dates in California featuring his new show:
Jan. 18 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
Jan. 21 - Blues Cafe - Huntington Beach, CA
Roth will also be bringing his Sky Academy seminar to Los Angeles in January 2011.
Dates: January 20-22, 2011
Location: Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, California
Swedish hard rock act Hardcore Superstar has posted a another trailer online to promote its forthcoming studio album. The new album, titled "Split Your Lip," is set for release on November 26th, 2010 and is to be issued through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the trailer below:
Flamecult Records is currently offering the "Flamecult Records Presents: The Underground Alliance Vol I" compilation album as a free download at this location. Flamecult Records also issued the following statement about the release:
"Flamecult Records Presents: The Underground Alliance Vol I represents a collective of ambitious, intelligent and hard working bands or studio projects from all over the world! From full on black metal, war metal, doom metal, grind metal, death metal and hybrid metal, a full spectrum of the metal underground is showcased in this great compilation. Hosted by Flamecult Records, all the musicians involved in The Underground Alliance Vol I are talented and very respected in their underground circles, have a history of DIY albums and splits and many shows, and represent what the underground metal world is all about: Strength, Honor and Integrity."
The track listing is as follows: More...
The animated quintet of destruction and mayhem Dethklok has returned for a third season of Metalocalypse, which was recently released on Blu-Ray and DVD. Besides offering ever more brutality and new ways to kill innocent bystanders, the show also switched from a 15 minute format to a half hour for extra blood and metal. Metalocalypse master mind Brendon Small spoke with me about what goes into making an episode of the show, the brutality of visiting the DMV, and his upcoming new project with Gene Hoglan and Bryan Beller. More...
Note: This article will be updated periodically as new Black Friday metal sales are revealed. Check back frequently to see the new deals.
The DEATHWISH ESTORE will be offering 25% off its entire stock, plus 50% off select items, starting at 12:00 AM EST on Friday. You can check out the estore at this location. Use the coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY2010" to get the deal.
Between November 24th and December 10th, the 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is offering two holiday package deals. The $45.00 Holiday Package features: LAWN ticket and fees, a Mayhem collectible holiday ornament (Allowing early festival entrance) and a limited edition stocking stuffer Mayhem beanie. The $85.00 Holiday Package features: PIT ticket and fees, a Mayhem collectible holiday ornament(Allowing early festival entrance) and a limited edition stocking stuffer Mayhem beanie. Further details here.
FACEDOWN RECORDS has a sale running through November 30th featuring select CDs as low as $1.49, Strike First Records CDs at $4.99, and markdowns on t-shirts. The main sale can be found here, with the Strike First sale at this location, and the t-shirt clearance here.
Participating METAL CLUB record stores will be selling exclusive releases such as Metallica's Live at Grimey's CD/10", Anthrax's Live at the Sonisphere 10" Picture Disc, and Job For A Cowboy's Ruination 3x10" Colored Vinyl/CD Box Set. To find a participating Metal Club store near you, click here.
VICTORY RECORDS will be offering 25% off everything in the label's web store from Thursday, November 25th to Sunday November, 29th. Check out the Victory Records web store at this location.
METALLICA is offering sales on select items in the band's online merch store, as well as giving away a free full show download card for all orders over $50 for the entire week. Check out the Metallica merch store here.
Christian metal specialists ROXX PRODUCTIONS are offering 25% off all CDs (excluding pre-orders for Undercover and Ransom) with the code "UNBLACK" until Sunday, November 28th at 11PM EST.
THE END RECORDS has an offer running for 15% off the label's entire inventory here with coupon code "XMAS10."
On Friday, November 26th only, ROADRUNNER RECORDS is offering 66% off the collector's edition box set of Dream Theater's "Black Clouds and Silver Linings" at this location.
Montreal death metal act DERELICT has a deal offering 10% off all merchandise with the coupon code "DERETENLIC" through the end of the year at the band's merch store.
Apocalyptica has issued the following update about moving the band's French and Swiss shows back to April:
"To ensure that Perttu has enough time to recover, we decided to move the French dates and the Swiss date back to April. Fortunately all the French dates and the Swiss show have now been rescheduled without any major problems and we were even able to add an extra show in Marmande at Garorock. All tickets already bought will remain valid for the rescheduled shows. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience and thank you so much for your support! Rest assured, Apocalyptica will definitely start touring on February 22nd 2011 in Ljubiljana."
The new dates are as follows:
08.04.11 FR – Marmande - Garorock Festival
09.04.11 FR – Le Mans – L’Oasis
10.04.11 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
11.04.11 FR – Clarement Ferrand – Le Coupe
14.04.11 FR – Lille – Aeronef
15.04.11 FR – Strasbourg – Le Laterie (Artefact Festival)
16.04.11 FR – Rouen – Le 106
Amalgama has issued the following update about the band's upcoming activity:
"Winter arrived here in upstate New York a few weeks ago. While technically the season doesn't start until just before Christmas you wouldn't know it had you been looking out the window at any point during that particular day. John has been immersed in StarCraft 2 for the last month after playing catch-up with everything following this year's election cycle (Watch the video until the end... gotta love politics!). Blizzard has created a soul-sucking machine with WoW and SC2. If you encounter either of these games, run away. If you value your free time you'll heed our warnings.
"In other exciting non-weather related news, Amalgama performed 'Forsaken Soldiers' on After Hours with Joe Bonilla, a local program here in the Capital Region. The taping was last Friday afternoon and will probably be the most metal thing that local access has ever seen (it premiered locally last night at 11pm and will be up on the interwebs shortly). The whole afternoon was quite the experience: the actual studio was deep in the bowels of super complex of a building on a local college campus literally in a 'sub-basement.' We felt like we were in some kind of Resident Evil style facility where some monster was going to pop out and rip us apart. Once we arrived on location the stage was set and there was much bullshitting around while we waited for the audience to file in. Joe Bonilla is a personal friend of John and was very gracious to interview him before our performance. TV studios are hot places as we discovered rather quickly during that afternoon deep underground. All those goddamn lights. More...
Germany's Agrypnie has announced the following upcoming European tour dates:
11/27 2010 Zentrum Scharnhorst, Dortmund Dortmund, GERMANY
2/10 2011 Backstage Halle München, Bayern, GERMANY
2/11 2011 Volxhaus Klagenfurt, Österreich, AUSTRIA
2/12 2011 Szene Wien, Wien, AUSTRIA
2/13 2011 Z-Bau Nürnberg, Bayern, GERMANY
2/14 2011 Puschkin Club Dresden, Sachsen, GERMANY
2/15 2011 K17 Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY
2/16 2011 Turock Essen, Nordrhein, GERMANY
2/17 2011 ExHaus Trier, Rheinland-, GERMANY
2/18 2011 Haus 11 Stuttgart, Baden-Würt, GERMANY
2/19 2011 Rock City Uster, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
3/19 2011 Wasserhaus Hammelburg, Bayern, GERMANY
4/29 2011 Ragnarök Festival 8 Lichtenfels, Lichtenfel
New Jersey progressive metal band Suspyre has posted a demo of a new song, "The Divided Son," on their ReverbNation page.
Guitarist Greg Rossetti has issued the following comments on the demo, "We put up a demo of a song from the new album, previously referred to as TDS. This is the first time I actually mixed an entire Suspyre song; I used to sort of pre-mix stuff, then Rich would finish it up, so it was a big jump for me to do the whole thing. I've done lots of mixing before, but on much different music that didn't have much stuff going on. Just for posterity, I'll try to remember the process of how we recorded this song, and what actually didn't get changed when the mix was done.
"* Drums: Recorded Gabe's playing with 15 mics originally, but by the end, it was much fewer. I wound up using two overheads, an occasional hi-hat mic during the more fancy hi-hat parts, at least three snare tracks (top, bottom, then another with a trigger on it for the crack-ier sound), three toms, and a few kick tracks (the main one is a trigger, then another track for the softer sections is another trigger sound, and there is also a natural kick sometimes)." More...
Having just returned from a string of dates in support of the release of the band's limited edition debut EP entitled "By the Gates of Flesh," Excruciator has re-entered the studio to record a debut full-length album. The release date and title for the upcoming full-length album will be announced are expected to be announced shortly. In the mean time, the entire "By the Gates of Flesh" EP is currently available for streaming at this location.
A new video interview has been posted online of Christian metalcore act August Burns Red at the Lifest 2010 in Oshkosh, WI. The clip can be viewed below.
San Francisco's Midnight Chaser, which recently signed to Heavy Artillery Records, is set to release a self-titled EP on December 14th. The CD includes four original studio tracks plus a cover of “Turn Your Head Around” by Tank. The vinyl version also includes a cover of the ZZ TOP track “Heard it on the X” as an exclusive bonus sixth track.
Midnight Chaser will also release the new full-length album "Who Dares Wins" on February 8th, 2011. In the mean time, the band has uploaded three new preview songs online via the Heavy Artillery Records Bandcamp page.
La Carmina conducted an interview on November 20th in Seattle with Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Six. Video footage of the interview can be viewed in the clip below.
Hammerfall has posted a video clip online with vocalist Joacim Cans and producer James Michael discussing the band's upcoming album. The footage can be viewed below.
Colombian progressive metal act Entropia is currently offering the "Simetria" album as a free download. You can download all the tracks from the album at this location. The "Simetria" track listing is as follows:
2. The Cube
3. Poetry In Motion
4. Real Lies
8. The Sphere
During a recent interview with MetalInjection.net, while on the Legacy Tour, Revocation front man David Davidson revealed the band has completed writing for a new record and plan to enter the studio after the completion of the band's current tour. A summer 2010 release is expected. You can check out the video clip below.
Dukatalon is currently streaming the song "Electric Site," which is taken from the band's debut full-length "Saved By Fear." The track can be heard via The Obelisk at this location. "Saved By Fear," the follow-up to the band’s 2007 self-released, self-titled EP, has previously only been released in Israel by Sleeping Village Records.
The album will see its worldwide release exclusively through Relapse Mailorder on December 14th. Additional Dukatalon tracks are available for streaming through the band's official MySpace page.
Icarus Witch has begun pre-production on the new single "Tragedy" with producer Dave Watson (Mantic Ritual, Hero Destroyed, Crown The Lost, DC Cooper). The band will be tracking at Soundscape Studios in Pittsburgh, PA this week and looks to release the song and video prior to the upcoming tour with Paul DiAnno. This marks the first time Icarus Witch will record with an engineer other than long time producer Eric Klinger (Pro-Pain, Built Upon Frustration) who recently relocated to Belgium. The band commented on the single:
"The energy level is high for this new chapter in the band's career--fitting in that it will also mark the Icarus Witch recording debut of vocalist, Christopher Shaner (ex-Dirty Looks). The plan is to return to the studio after the U.S. tour and record a new full-length album for a 2011 release."
Dying Fetus is set to see its earliest records re-mastered and re-packaged for a series of expanded re-issues in early 2011. On January 18th, Dying Fetus’ 1995 collection of demos "Infatuation With Malevolence" will be re-released including liner notes written by the band, archival photographs from that period, expanded artwork, and two previously un-released bonus tracks. Also to be released on January 18th is the re-issue of the band’s debut album "Purification Through Violence."
Re-issues of the band’s "Killing On Adrenaline" (1998) album and "Grotesque Impalement" (1999) EP will follow in early March. "Killing On Adrenaline" will include two bonus tracks while "Grotesque Impalement" will feature three un-released tracks.
Asking Alexandria is set to release a limited edition EP/DVD entitled "Life Gone Wild," which will be exclusive to all Hot Topic stores, in addition to being available across all digital retail platforms. The EP is slated for a December 21st release and will feature two Skid Row covers, a brand new track from the band's next full-length album, and bonus video footage.
Ben (guitars) further explains how the EP came together: "Life Gone Wild is an EP that we really wanted to make happen. We talked about it over and over again. Will people accept this? Will they enjoy it? We truly believe people will love this release. It's raw and it shows another side of us. Our passion for music is portrayed in a completely different light. We are huge 80's rock fans and we wanted to play some songs that will have our slightly older audience reminiscing and hopefully open up some new doors to our younger fans and introduce them to some awesome music that they may not have heard before. Either way, the two Skid Row covers, '18 and Life' and 'Youth Gone Wild' are timeless classics and deserve to be sung along to at the top of your lungs.
"The re-mix editions of 'Sincerity' and 'American Average' were done, again, to sort of broaden the horizons and introduce people to another genre of music we love to listen to. Just fun and loud alcohol induced beats. Perfect for those drunken nights where you just can't help but dance like a fool. 'Breathless' is a song we have been playing live on our past couple of tours. It's a brand new song that will be on our upcoming new album Reckless and Relentless. We are releasing it on this EP so that our fans get the chance to hear something new from us. There will also be an original demo version of a track from Stand up and Scream. This is a version that most people won't be familiar with and that you can't buy anywhere else. More...
Victory Records has posted the 64th episode of "VicTorV," which is hosted by A Day To Remember. The new episode, which also features Ill Nino and Close Your Eyes, can be viewed below.
Finnish heavy metal oufit Children Of Bodom has revealed that they will release their new studio album, "Relentless Reckless Forever" on March 8th through Universal Music. Speaking on the new album, frontman Alexi Laiho stated:
"We worked super hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks. But we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we're more than anxious to get this album out there"
American sludge metal veterans Crowbar has posted a new song online from their forthcoming new studio album, "Sever The Wicked Hand." You can check out the song, "The Cemetary Angels" by heading to Noisecreep. The album is scheduled to be released in North America on February 8th through E1 Music and in Europe on February 14th through Century Media Records.
Germany's Nachtgeschrei has announced the new album "Ardeo" will be released on November 26th, 2010. The band has now posted studio footage from the album's recording sessions, which can be viewed below.
German heavy metal kings Accept has announced that they will be heading back to North America for a headlining tour in April, sin support of their critically acclaimed new studio album, "Blood Of The Nations." Joining them on the tour will be Swedish heavy metal outfit Sabaton and, as special guests at the tour's New York show, American thrash legends Overkill.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Swedish metal act Ram has issued the following brief update about mixing the band's new album, which is set to be released early next year:
"RAM has entered Welfare Sound Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden to mix the new album. A release is planned for early 2011. The previous 2009 release 'Lightbringer' will finally be released as a vinyl edition through High Roller Records in January 2011."
You can also check out Ram's music through the band's MySpace page.
English heavy metal legends Saxon has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom in April of next year. Support on the trek will come from the reunited Wolfsbane (featuring former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley) and Fury UK.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Just For Fun
Fans of American thrash metal legends Slayer are well known for dedication to the band and expressing their love for their music in unique ways, but this one may top them all. A man in the United States has been able to successfully sync his Christmas lights with the classic Slayer song, "Raining Blood," with amazing results. You can check out a video of the thrashy festive fun below. The video was made last year but the creator has promised that he will do the same this year with a different Slayer song.
Gwar lead singer Oderus Urungus has checked in from Las Vegas with the following statement about a 15 day run of shows:
"Do you realize that we have been doing this 25th Anniversary shit for so long that our 26th Anniversary had started and we didn't even know it! Fuck! To tell you the truth I am getting pretty sick of all this Anniversary crap anyway. We don't need an excuse to be the sickest band ever, we simply are. And now I must be back to my collection of fecal midgets..."
Gwar also recently took to the stage on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The band performed the new single "Zombies, March." Check out the performance at this location. Gwar still has the following upcoming North American and Australian tour dates: More...
This week's episode of "That Metal Show" with guest Jason Bonham premieres this Saturday, November 27 at 11 pm ET/PT on VH1. A sneak peek has been posted, which you can watch below:
Necrophagia has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:
"A new Necrophagia song titled 'Naturan Demonto' has been uploaded. Naturan... is from the forthcoming 'Deathtrip 69' release and is the final installment of an 'Evil Dead' themed trilogy, which started on 'Season of the Dead' back in 1987 and continued with 'It Lives in the Woods' from 1998's 'Holocausto De La Morte'!"
You can check out the new track at this location.
British thrashers Evile are currently touring North America with Overkill, Forbidden, Gama Bomb, and Bonded By Blood. The trek will continue until December 18th, coming to an end in Salt Lake City, Utah. Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake has issued the following update from the road:
"We're about two thirds through the three-month tour now and spirits are still high. Having a great time and playing some great shows. Shocked at how many fans we seem to have made after our previous rigorous North America schedules. Just crossed the border back into the USA, and now on our way to Detroit. I think I'll be playing 'OCP' with Gama Bomb tonight. Metal!"
A video of Ol Drake showing you around Evile's home on the road, with an appearance from Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, can be viewed below. More...
The Ghost Inside has posted the following teaser clip online for its forthcoming music video. The video was shot for the track "Chrono" with director Scott Hansen. You can view the teaser below:
Evergreen Terrace have posted its new music video online. The video was comprised of live footage taken for the track "Mario Speedwagon," which appears on the band's latest album "Almost Home." The video was directed by Carlo Oppermann.
Massachusetts metalcore act All That Remains has posted footage online from its recent performance on The Daily Habit. You can view the footage below, featuring the band performing "Two Weeks."
Earache Records has posted a short video teaser online for its new iPhone app, "Earache Extreme Stage Diving." The App will be available on November 29, 2010. You can view the teaser video below:
"Earache Extreme Stage Diving" features the following tracklisting:
EVILE - Thrasher
AT THE GATES - Suicide Nation
BONDED BY BLOOD - Prison Planet
WHITE WIZZARD - Over the Top
OCEANO - District of Misery
THE HAUNTED - The World Burns
WORMROT - Born Stupid
DECAPITATED - Spheres of Madness
DEICIDE - Homage For Satan
BRUTAL TRUTH - Walking Corpse