Metal News for November 28, 2009
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27 news articles posted on this day.
Wednesday 13 recently announced plans for an eastern Australian tour early next year. Tickets for the following shows are on sale now:
Thursday 11th Feb, Sydney – Metro Theatre (ALL AGES)
Friday 12th Feb, Brisbane – Club 299
Saturday 13th Feb, Melbourne – The Hi-Fi Bar. Melbourne
California metallers Prototype will begin recording their new, as-yet-untitled, album next week in Los Angeles. The follow-up to “Continuum” will be the band’s third album and also marks the return of drummer Pat Magrath. Magrath will be laying down his drum tracks for the album with Neil Kernon at the helm, after which Prototype will return to their own Utopia Studios to complete tracking. Kernon is also scheduled to mix the album early next year. Songs set to appear on the album include “Catalyst," “The Chosen Ones," “Cynic Dreams," “The Ageless Heart Of Memory," “Into Oblivion,” and “My Own Deception." The album is scheduled for release in 2010 via Nightmare Records.
U.K. post-hardcore act The Separation have announced they will be releasing their new album "Retire Your Engines" in late January or early February 2010 through Engineer Records. The album was mixed by John Mitchell and Ben Humphries and the artwork was created by Adam Wentworth.
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. Black Wire
2. The Real Cost of Our Free Ride
3. Cold Blooded Costumes
4. The Distance Between Us
5. I Gave Myself a Final Solution
6. Amber the Forgotten
7. Terminal Twelve
8. Three Sisters and the Burning Widow
9. In Carbon Copy
10. If We Were Wrong
Finnish metallers Leverage have issued the following update about recruiting a new bassist:
"Sami Norrbacka is the new member of Leverage. The original bass player Pekka Lampinen has stepped aside for private reasons. Norrbacka has been Leverage's live bass player for all of '09, and is now an official member of the band. Pekka Lampinen is an awesome musician, and we've been lucky to have him in this band. A big thank you for that, bro. We wish you all the best and good health. Sami has practically been in the band band for some time already filling in for Pekka live. He's proven he's a rock solid player and a great guy to work with. So when this situation emerged, it was a given that we'd ask him to become a permanent member of Leverage. Welcome aboard!"
Comments Pekka Lampinen: "Many friendly fans have asked on several forums about the whereabouts of Pekka Lampinen. I announce now, that I am no longer a member of Leverage. The reasons are a personal matter. I've been with the band all the way from the beginning, but now it is time to take some distance. This doesn't mean that I will abandon making music all together, but that now there is time to heal and gather strength for the future. I want to thank the whole band for the times together, and especially the loyal fans that have year in year out come to the gigs and supported this great band. It is good to continue on from here. Rock on!" More...
Unearth have updated their tour schedule alongside Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, Born Of Osiris, and Hate Eternal with the following upcoming dates:
11/29 Victorville, CA Karma
12/01 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
12/02 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
12/03 Seattle, WA The King Cat Theatre
12/04 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
12/05 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/06 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
12/07 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
12/08 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre
12/09 Maplewood, MN The Rock
12/10 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
12/11 Sauget, IL Pop's
12/12 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
12/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
12/14 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
12/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
12/17 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/18 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
12/19 Worcester, MA The Palladium no Born Of Osiris
12/20 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory More...
Finnish down-tempo metallers Kypck have entered the studio to record their second full-length album and follow up to their debut "Cherno." No title or release date has been announced yet. Samples of Kypck's music can be heard at their MySpace page.
Outshine has released their brand new video for "Love for the Music," shot by 11 Frames in Gothenburg, Sweden in October 2009. The song is featured on the new album "Until We Are Dead."
With vocals drawing comparison to icons as Billy Idol and Vince Neil, OUTSHINE, with a melancholy and dark approach to their music, is heading in a darker and heavier direction, with influences from the darkest metal to melodic rock.
You can check out more of their music on the band's MySpace page.
Drowning Pool guitarist CJ checked in with a short video update from the Studio:
Canadian blackened noise band WOLD has completed work on their latest album that has been christened “Working Together For Our Privacy.”
In what will be Wold’s most experimental, surreal, hypnotizing, and bizarre album yet (imagine that), “Working Together For Our Privacy” is solely comprised of three lengthy instrumental, trance-inducing songs
Wold high-priest Fortress Crookedjaw had this to say concerning “Working Together For Our Privacy”:
“‘Working Together For Our Privacy’ consists of three compositions; sound created within Wold’s thought lodge. The songs can induce harsh trance aural formations and hallucinations. We sent out transformations through the sound ideas which manifested the transgressive waves. Priestly insignificance and reversal religiosity is diabolically executed in your tight virgin ears. The spies in the wires sparkle through like hoarfrost on machine pumps which distribute unconscious aural chemical reaction. The death machine ejaculates toxins but also provides a psyche sanctuary of sorts, but ultimately the inevitable takes hold. Death is the factor.”
Featuring artwork from the mysterious Pippi Zornoza, tracklisting for “Working Together For Our Privacy” goes as follows:
1. The Secret
2. Death Spiral
3. Lovey Dovey
Expect “Working Together For Our Privacy” to reveal itself in full mid-Febm via Profound Lore Records.
Russian electronic metallers Illidiance, who refer to their particular brand of sound as "cyber black metal," are currently working on their third full-length album. The band has had their music appear in a variety of online and magazine exclusive compilations and have shared the stage with the likes of Behemoth and Rotting Christ. Illidiance guitarist Dmitry "Xyrohn" Shkurin shared with me the history of the band, his thoughts on their blending of genres, and their plans for the future. More...
Murder She Wrote, formerly known as A Filthy Addiction, has issued the following announcement about recording a new EP:
"Ok so here's a few things you might be interested in knowing. We just finished recording 3 new songs at AI studios and they are being mastered right now! Those should be released in about 2 weeks. Those songs with 'Your Favorite Bedtime Hero' will make up our still untitled EP. Release date for the EP will be announced shortly and we are also gonna work on getting it on itunes! So look out for that!
"Also we have a huge show coming up with TEXAS IN JULY and I AM HISTORY! 2 amazing bands from Pennsylvania. We are only getting 25 tickets for this so contact us asap if you want one. Gonna be a sick show so check it out! Lastly, we are entered in this years Break Contest to win a chance to play BAMBOOZLE 2010! We need all of the support we can get to make this happen so please contact us for tickets! We need to sell at LEAST 40 to play, so help us out! Keep listening/supporting!"
Bloodstream Parade has posted two video clips online from their performance at Nite Caps on October 24, 2009. The first video can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump.
Cephalic Carnage has issued the following announcement about seeking photos of fan tattoos:
"Throughout the years, we've seen some sick artwork of ours on people's skin. Don't know why we didn't think to do this earlier, but we just added an album to our profile for these special folks. If you have Cephalic artwork or tat's send em to us -- ainmatter@?gmail. Looking forward to seeing some bad ayuss shit!"
Swedish metallers Daemonicus have issued the following update about writing new material and releasing a new EP:
"Hey mates! Just sitting around writing some brutal new riffs for the next album! It will be a killer that's for sure, but more on that in the future. I listened to a working progress mix of the main track from our upcoming EP. It sounds really really good and I cant wait for it to get all finished! As we stated earlier it will be a 4 track EP containing 2 covers and 2 Daemonicus songs. I must give away the covers right now cause I think they turned out awesome! Death - Crystal Montain & Paradise Lost - Falling Forever. The last one we are especially pleased with!
"Anyways. Now that we have finished the EP chapter, we can begin the tour planning for real. Stay tuned for more info about the when and whereabouts! I'm of to finish my beer and continuing writing those old-school death riffs that we all love!"
Ghost Brigade has issued the following statement about their recent tour dates with Paradise Lost and Samael:
"The Paradise Lost tour has come to an end and we are now back home in Finland. We would like to thank everyone involved with the tour, both PL & Samael for being so friendly and cool people and all those who came to see us at these shows. Hopefully we will be able to come back very soon. We had a great time. to be honest, this tour was so much fun we didn't even want to go back home. See you all very soon & thank you so much again!"
Ghost Brigade still has the following upcoming tour dates:
12/29 Helldone Festival, Helsinki w/ HIM
1/2 2010 Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu, Finland w/ Seith
Soulseller Records has issued the following statement about inking a record deal with Dutch black 'n rollers Heretic:
"We are proud to present to you the newest beast in the cage of Soulseller Records: HERETIC. After several full length and ep releases this infamous Dutch Black ‘n’ Roll combo is now ready to conquer the world in conspiracy with Soulseller Records! 2 scheduled releases for 2010 are a live album celebrating the 13 year anniversary of the band and a brand new full length album, the follow up to 'Gods over humans, slaves under Satan.'"
Ignitor have issued the following announcement about playing an upcoming record release show in San Antonio on December 5th:
"San Antonio - can you believe it's been almost three years since Ignitor last visited you?! We're finally breaking that streak, so come help us celebrate the release of our new album 'The Spider Queen' at Zombie's at 12285 Nacogdoches Rd. on December 5th. We'll have lots of new merchandise and music for you."
Ignitor's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
12/5 ZOMBIES SAN ANTONIO, Texas
1/8 2010 Emos Austin, Texas
1/30 2010 Red Line Tap Chicago, Illinois
The organizers of the Chaulnes Metal Festival have posted a teaser trailer online for the event, which can be viewed below. The festival will take place on April 3rd and 4th, 2010.
The currently confirmed bands for the festival are as follows: Hatesphere, Illdisposed, Loudblast, Benighted, Dark age, Mistaken Element, Black Sun Aeon, Otargos, Furia, Om Mani, Kristendom, Kim's Over Silence, Ares, and Supertanker.
New York death metallers Immolation are the latest band to be confirmed for the Neurotic Deathfest 2010. The festival will take place on April 30th - May 1st, 2010 in Tilburg, Holland. For more information on the festival visit this location. The currently confirmed bands are as follows: More...
Outloud has issued the following statement about playing a warm up show prior to their upcoming tour:
"Dear friends, one more show has been added! We decided to do a little 'Warm up' show, which will be at the 'REVENGE OF ROCK' in Athens on December 3rd before we get on tour. BUT don't expect a full set!! We'll be there and play a bunch of songs for you live for the first time! We are more than excited to meet and play for you! Jack Daniel's and their lovely team will also make sure we'll have a great time!! Be there, or be square!! Doors: 11pm Cover: 5,00 € No supports, just Jack Daniel's!"
Outloud's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Satan's Host has posted a video clip online of their performance of the song "Dark Priest" in Denver, CO on October 31st, 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. "Dark Priest" is off the band's latest album "Power Purity Perfection...999."
New Jersey hard rockers The Infinite Staircase have issued the following update about playing an autism fundraiser on Sunday, November 28th:
"Announcement! Free Copies of The Infinite Staircase's Debut The Road Less Taken to everyone who comes to Tomorrow Night's (Saturday November 28th, 2009) AUTISM FUNDRAISER @ The Dugout (1614 Forest Avenue -Staten Island, New York)!!! We will also be donating $5 from every Shirt and Tank Top We Sell Tomorrow Night to ROCK FOR A DIFFERENCE and P.O.A.C.! Admission is a $10 Donation for a VERY worthwhile Cause!
"The Doors Open at 6:00 P.M., with Craving Strange Performing around 7:00 P.M. and The Infinite Staircase and The Spines rounding out the evening. In addition to the Musical Performances will be Auctions for various Music & Sports Memorabilia with the highlights Including an EPIPHONE LES PAUL AUTOGRAPHED by New Supergroup THE GRACIOUS FEW (which features Members of LIVE & CANDLEBOX). The other highlight of the Auctions will be 2 Round Trip Airlines Tickets Donated by Spirit Airlines. Please come down and give back this Holiday Season. Plus we'll be there, so it'll be a good time!"
Netherbird has issued the following update about seeking fan submissions for an upcoming music video:
"Netherbird has always been, and will always be, about the most important aspect of our music: YOU. It is the listeners that makes us matter, the people who listen to our distorted tones and wicked riddles that makes us go on, always. Back in 2008 we released the online ep/mcd 'Lighthouse Eternal (Laterna Magika)' where we placed almost 4000 photos, one for each friend we had on myspace in those days. Today there are 86.000+ friends so that is no longer possible for us... but we will do something equally new to let each and everyone interested to be part of our art able to be seen!
"We are done recording our next mcd humbly entitled 'Monument Black Colossal' and one of the songs will have a very special video where YOU will be the most important part! So what we now want is for you to either send a photo or a video (webcam, hd, digicam whatever) and we will proudly put you into it! That way you will be a part of something that will be around for damn long time: Netherbird. Participate using a photo - Upload it on our website here. You will also be seen on the website from the time you upload the photo. More...
Norway's The Konsortium has issued the following statement about recording new material:
"Ok... at last! We're entering SOS studios in Stavanger next week, and the men behind the controls will be Arne Hovda and Ashley Stubbert. We'll start with drums and bass, and in January it's time to start working on guitars and vocals. More info on mixing and mastering, track list, cover art, etc will be posted in due time. We'll even throw in a studio report ...perhaps."
Swedish death metal band Unleashed has announced that they are currently in guitarist Fredrik Folkare's "Chrome studio" recording their 10th full length album. The album will be released on Nuclear Blast records early next year.
the band comments on the new album, "Musically, it will be the logical continuation from 'Midvinterblot' and 'Hammer Battalion.' Lyrically, you will recognize what has become the Unleashed trademark since more than 20 years, the combination of the past, present and future of viking struggle and way of life. A few of the songs also mark the beginning of a story never before told. More details about the album and songtitles coming soon."
Right after wrapping up a highly successful Imperial Never Say Die Tour, ARCHITECTS has already confirmed their next touring plans for 2010. February will see them heading back to Australia for the Soundwave Festival with bands such as Faith No More, My Chemical Romance, Jane’s Addiction, AFI, Placebo, Paramore, HIM, Alexisonfire, Taking Back Sunday, Trivium and many, many more. The band is really excited to go back Down Under after having a blast on their last tour with Parkway Drive in the summer:
"Last time we were in Australia it was amazing! It’s like touring but it’s in paradise, it’s basically the closest thing that a touring band can get to a holiday! So naturally we're unbelievably stoked to be coming over in February for Soundwave Festival! The line up is amazing and there’s a bunch of our friends bands playing so its gonna be good times."
Here are the Soundwave Festival tour dates:
20.02.2010 Brisbane - RNA Showground
21.02.2010 Sydney - Eastern Creek Raceway
26.02.2010 Melbourne - Showgrounds (sold out!)
27.02.2010 Adelaide - Bonython Park
01.03.2010 Perth - Steel Blue Oval
In March they will be supporting their native UK with Florida’s pop punk/hardcore heavyweights A Day To Remember:
ARCHITECTS supporting A Day To Remember:
09.03.2010 (UK) Newcastle - O2 Academy 2
10.03.2010 (UK) Glasgow - ABC
11.03.2010 (UK) Manchester - Academy
12.03.2010 (UK) London - HMV Forum
13.03.2010 (UK) Bristol - Uni Anson Rooms
14.03.2010 (UK) Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
Denmark's Submission has issued the following update:
"We are currently in the process of writing new material for the upcoming album to 'Code of Conspiracy,' that hopefully can be released sometime during summer of 2010."
"Everything sounds very good so far, and we're all looking forward to get ready for the real recording of this album, which we think is gonna be the best you'll hear from Submission so far."