Metal News for November 29, 2010
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35 news articles posted on this day.
New York death metal band In The Casket has posted a new song entitled "Win Her Over with Chloroform," which you can hear in the player below. The band recently recorded two new songs for two separate compilations and plans to post the other song once the comp is released.
In The Casket plans to have a full length album complete for Spring of 2011 as well. The band's next show is December 10 at The Alcove.
Murderdolls, the band featuring Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, has announced that they have cancelled their upcoming tour of the United States as a result of a family emergency. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Due to an unforeseeable family emergency Murderdolls have been forced to cancel the upcoming Violent Night, Deadly Night tour. These decisions are never easy to make and we did everything we could to keep from having to cancel, but this was unavoidable. We’ll do our best to make up the dates in 2011. For those who bought tickets, refunds are available from point of purchase. Sorry ghoulscouts but we’ll see you all soon!"
Marduk has checked in with the following band update about completing the Blackest of the Black tour and announcement about a 20th anniversary box set:
"Marduk has just returned to Sweden after completing the Blackest of the Black Festival - Tour throughout US-territory. Marduk played some legendary shows alongside cult acts like Danzig and Possessed. Undefeated and more intense the band is currently rehearsing to prepare for the upcoming tour which covers the most important venues in Asia. Check the tour schedule below.
"The time has come for Marduk to celebrate 20 wrathful years of blood and iron. 20 years have passed since Marduk started back in 1990 and the band is now going stronger than ever before. We herewith announce that Marduk is celebrating its 20 year anniversary in form of a marvelous box-set which will be released in a strict limited edition in early 2011. This release will be a monument of the first two decades of Marduk. More information will be unveiled soon..."
The upcoming Asian Marduk tour dates are as follows:
12/4 Beijing, China - Mao Livehouse
12/6 Bangkok, Thailand - Rock Pub
12/7 Singapore, Singapore - Substation Theatre
12/8 Makassar, Indonesia - Lap Basket Karebosi
12/9 Bali, Indonesia - Akasaka Music Club
12/10 Surabaya, Indonesia - Graha Pemuda
12/11 Semarang, Indonesia - Gor Tri Lomba Juang
12/12 Jakarta, Indonesia - Bulungan Outdoor
Death Angel has issued the following update about performing at the 2011 edition of Sweden's Getaway Rock Festival:
"Heads up everyone! We're playing the Getaway Rock Festival in Sweden, scheduled for July 2011. The exact show date and time is still to be confirmed. We'll update our Tour Page when more information is available."
The festival is set to take place from July 7th - 9th, 2011 in Gävle, Sweden. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Decrepitaph has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming third full-length album:
"Profane Doctrines Unburied. The third full length album title has been revealed! We went back and forth on titles we had, fan suggestions, and other ideas, and we finally brainstormed for a while and came up with the official title. We hope you guys like it as much as we do!
"The songs have been sent to Damian Herring of Horrendous who will be handling the mixing/mastering of the album. He mixed Conjuring Chaos as well as our splits with Eroded, Offal, Anatomia, and Eternal Solstice. Any bands looking for someone to work with on production of their albums or demos should contact Damian! He does great work, has great prices, and knows how to make your albums sound like what YOU have them pictured sounding like in your head.
"Now for a little info on the new album: 'Profane Doctrines Unburied' will be VERY similar to our older material, but with a few more twists and turns this time around. We recorded the guitars with half the amps we used on 'Condemned Cathedral' and half that we used on 'Beyond The Cursed Tombs' instead of splitting them up like before. So, expect a sound that mixes the rawness of the first album with the heaviness of the second.. and MORE! The drums were recorded the same way as before, but more mics were used this time. For 'Profane Doctrines Unburied' we are looking for a drum sound that mixes the pounding rawness of the first two albums with the slight improvement in clarity as seen on 'Conjuring Chaos'. If you liked our old material, we think you will NOT be disappointed. A few of the song titles to appear on the album are: More...
Helstar has issued an update to the band's 2010 European tour and announced that the previously scheduled December 12th date in Memmingen has been moved to the Garage Deluxe in Munich. The upcoming Helstar European shows are as follows:
10-12 The Rock Temple - Kerkrade, Netherlands
11-12 Metal City Festival - Lünen, Germany
12-12 Garage Deluxe - Munich, Germany
13-12 Gala Hala - Ljubljana, Slovenia
14-12 Viper Room - Vienna, Austria (with Blaze Bayley)
15-12 Rock City - Uster, Switzerland
16-12 Eiche - Crailsheim, Germany
17-12 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Festival - Eindhoven, Netherlands
18-12 Little Devil - Tilburg, Netherlands
Los Angeles based act Lizzy Borden has announced a brief run of European tour dates in December, 2010. The currently announced shows are as follows:
12-1 Larisa, Greece
12-2 Kerkrade, Holland
12-3 Antwerpen, Belgium
12-4 Hard Rock Hell, UK
12-5 Rotterdam, Holland
Hemoptysis is currently streaming the new song "Misanthropic Slaughter" online, which can be heard via the band's MySpace page. The band also checked in with the following update:
"It is time to share some updates! We are proud to say that we received the 'Metal Band of the Year from 2010 LA/Phoenix Music Awards' this past Thursday, November 18, at The Paramount Theater in Hollywood, CA! We are very honored to have received this special award for two consecutive years now and we want thank you for your support and encouragement!
"Also, we need to tell you that our debut, full length record 'Misanthropic Slaughter' will be out in Spring, 2011. More details will be announced soon, so don't forget to check our websites regularly. And last but not least, our next show will be on Friday, January, 7th at the Clubhouse in Tempe, AZ with Landmine Marathon, Dehumanizer, Souless, Death Perception, Existence AD and Scattered Guts. This will be our fan appreciation show / listening party and if you attend, you will be able to hear our new full-length record before anyone else!
"Do not miss this show! Tickets are only $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Make sure to hit us up at 480-570-7599 or email@example.com for tickets and we will deliver it for free in the Phoenix metro area. Happy Freakin’ Holidays to everyone!"
All last week, Murderdolls teased fans with stills from thei brand new video "Nowhere" over at the band's official Facebook page. Murderdolls has now posted the music video online for the song "Nowhere," which can be viewed below. "Nowhere" is the second video from the band's sophomore album "Women and Children Last." You can also check out the previously released video for "My Dark Place Alone" at this location. More...
Firewind / Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G is set to take a break from touring to host the new edition of Headbangers Ball tonight (Tuesday morning) at 3AM Eastern on MTV2. Tune in to hear the story of how Gus G got his start in metal all the way to playing arenas alongside Ozzy Osbourne. You'll also see videos from Firewind as well as Gus G's biggest influences such as Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Ozzy and more.
Swedish death metallers As You Drown have commenced writing material for their as-yet-untitled sophomore album to be released next year via Metal Blade Records worldwide. The follow up to "Reflection" will be recorded at the bands own AYD Studio in Borås Sweden. The band recently commented on the new material and the writing process:
"Since coming home from our tour with Vader and Divine Chaos earlier this year, we've been working hard on some new material. Right now we've got our sights set on recording some time in the spring, which means the record will hopefully be out in the early fall. The material is sounding very promising/menacing so far, so prepare yourselves for a tidal wave of death metal insanity coming your way… Also, we're obviously looking to do some serious touring in 2011, stay tuned for dates. We pretty much can't wait to get this beast back on the road and we expect to see all of you crazy fuckers out there!"
As You Drown's debut album "Reflection" was released in July 2009 via Metal Blade worldwide.
Powerwolf has issued the following announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:
"The wolves are currently busy writing the follow up album to 'Bible of the beast.' We spent the last three months in the rehersal room working out stuff for the new album. Even though it's still in the making we can already promise the songs are 100% Powerwolf, taking off where 'Bible of the beast' ended - there's furious stuff, there's epic stuff - and all of it is catchy as hell.
"For the production we're going to team up with exactly the same crew as for 'Bible of the beast:' Kohlekeller Studios for the recordings, any chapel we can haunt for organ and choir celebrations - and of course Studio Fredman and Fredric Nordström for mix. The pack will invade studio in December and the recording process will last until February. Expect a tentative release midyear 2011. More details and updates will follow as we find a minute to draw a few lines."
Swedish heavy metal act Enforcer has released a music video for the song "Midnight Vice," which can be viewed below. The clip was shot by director Patric Ullaeus in Stockholm.
Enforcer also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Finland's Ajattara has announced the following upcoming tour dates:
12/10 2010 St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
2/10 2011 Pub Katse Jyväskylä, FINLAND
2/11 2011 Nosturi Helsinki, FINLAND
2/12 2011 Rockin´Hood Salo, FINLAND
2/17 2011 Yo-talo Tampere, FINLAND
2/18 2011 Kerubi Joensuu, FINLAND
2/19 2011 RYTMI-KATTI KOUVOLA, Kymenlaaks, FINLAND
You can also check out sample Ajattara tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Finland's Ordog has issued the following announcement about the release of the band's new album:
"Release date for 'Remorse' has been decided. After a long waiting we are proud to announce that our third album will be released the 12th of January 2011 by Violent Journey Records. The album contains 7 tracks of pure death/doom metal. You can make a pre-order of the album via this location."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Human Shell
6. Boneyard Horizon
7. Meant To Be An End
Descend has checked in with the following update about the band's current activity:
"It's 2 am and I'm not really tired. We got home from a cruise last night. We played on 'Rockin' the Galaxy.' An overall well spent day with beers and good company. I guess we were a little rusty since we haven't played since.. 13th of March, I believe. But it was nice.. and a good warm up for next weekend when we will be playing again for a bigger audience. I'm really looking forward to that gig. A small stage with (hopefully) lots of people! That's intense, and great! Yea.. it will be one hell of a night!
"So what's up in Descend camp? Well, as I just wrote we playing some shows at the same time as we're looking for more. By that, we are also rehearsing the songs to get 'em even tighter, not prioritizing song writing but in time we will get into writing mode. We have started on one new song beside rehearsing the older ones, and this new piece of art sounds fucking amazing! I mean goosebumps and a broken neck! Damn!
"About the record; we're trying to get along on how the album cover should look and in a Descend way - we're getting there, nice and slow. Don't get me wrong. It's not as we haven't gotten started. Just the final touches left and it's actually looking awesome. We're figuring on how we should do the booklet. Oldschool or not? That's the question. Well mates... even though I'm not sleepy it's late and a new day is waiting around the corner so... Good fight and good night!"
Metalchroniques.fr has posted a video interview online with Misery Index guitarist Mark Kloeppel. Part 1 of the interview can be viewed below, and Part 2 can be found after the jump.
Enochian Theory has announced a string of U.K. tour dates in March, 2011. The details are as follows:
3/1 2011 Corporation Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
3/2 2011 Classic Grand Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
3/3 2011 Moho Live Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
3/4 2011 The Tunnels Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
3/5 2011 02 Islington Academy 2 London, UNITED KINGDOM
Metal Assault conducted an interview with Grutle Kjellson from Enslaved at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA on November 27th, 2010. Video footage from the interview can be viewed below.
In addition to the news earlier today that the reunited System Of A Down would be headlining Britain's Download festival next year, the organisers of the event has also confirmed that Orange County natives Avenged Sevenfold will be performing at the festival, which takes place at Castle Donington from June 10th-12th. Stay tuned for further confirmations.
Sweden's Zonaria has checked in with the following announcement about headlining the Julslakten Festival:
"Zonaria have been confirmed as headlining act for the Swedish indoor festival Julslakten. We will be playing alongside Inevitable End, October Tide and Death Maze to mention a few. If you are close to Söderhamn 11th of December be sure to come check the festival out!"
You can find out additional information on the festival at this location.
Bonded By Blood has issued the following announcement about Earache Records releasing a free iPhone app:
"Today Earache Records unleashes a new game for the iPhone and iPod Touch for FREE. It's called Earache Extreme Stagediving and features tons of great music including Bonded By Blood, At the Gates, Evile, Deicide, Brutal Truth, White Wizzard, The Haunted and more. Get it at this location."
Swedish death metal act Waste of Denial is currently streaming a preview of the new song "Devourer of Lies," which can be heard via the band's MySpace page. Waste of Denial also issued the following update:
"Okay, so now we've upgraded our layout, and it still sucks, but at least you can see our media player now! As mentioned earlier this week, we're recording our EP very soon. After this is done and the EP is released, we're gonna update everything. That means; New MySpace, our own website with a merch section, t-shirts etc. etc, so just have patience. Stay brutal!"
Amaranthe has issued the following update about performing a headlining hometown show in Gothenburg, which will include new material:
"Hey friends! Amaranthe are set to play an exclusive headline show in our hometown of Gothenburg, at the classic Musikens Hus venue, on January 8! Our good friends in Arise will also play, along with a few more acts.
"Amaranthe will be performing unheard songs from the upcoming album - capacity is limited, so get your tickets in time! Link to ticket sale site coming soon! See you there!"
Battlelore has issued the following announcement about offering a song snippet from the band's upcoming album "Doombound:"
"Hello you all! Check this location - you can now preorder 'Doombound' directly from Napalm Records! And this special package includes a poster as well!
"Check a snippet from song Kärmessurma from the upcoming album here. Hope you enjoy! More samples and news to come!"
The track listing for "Doombound" is as follows: More...
Finnish metallers Amorphis have announced five new upcoming festival appearances in 2011. The details are as follows:
Metalfest, Pratteln, CH 27.-29.05. (details here)
Masters Of Rock, Vizovice, CZ 14.07. (details here)
Bang Your Head, Balingen, DE 15.07. (details here)
Metalcamp, Tolmin, SL 16.07. (details here)
Summer's End, Andernach, DE 27.08. (details here)
Panic Cell has announced the following UK tour dates in December:
Dec 16 Club Exile (Formally known as the Fat Surfer) Grays, Essex
Dec 17 Corporation Sheffield
Dec 18 Rios Bradford
Dec 19 Ivory Blacks Glasgow
Dec 20 The Portland Arms (14+) Cambridge
CILICE has announced the addition of new vocalist Bryan Ramage to their lineup.
The band comments, "We are excited to announce that CILICE has a complete line up again! After singer Daniël de Jongh had left the band to join Textures earlier this year we are now even more excited to announce that Bryan Ramage will be the new front man of CILICE. The rehearsals and tryouts we had together sounded truly convincing. It feels great to play old songs in a refreshing way and to explore new directions working on new songs. With great confidence we are going to make another killer record!"
After an indefinite hiatus that has lasted four years, California-based alternative metal outfit System Of A Down has announced that they will be returning to the stage next year for a series of shows in Europe. A message from the band's website reads as follows:
"We are excited to announce that System will be playing some dates together in 2011.
"We also want to thank you for your loyalty and support, not only to System Of A Down, but to all of our solo efforts as well. We have no master plan of sorts - we are playing these shows simply because we want to play together again as a band and for you, our amazing fans. We look forward to seeing all of you!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
New Sebastian Bach live footage has been posted online, taken from his recent appearance at the Norway Rock Festival. The footage festures the tracks "Piece Of Me" and "American Metalhead" which were captured during his July 10, 2010 solo show at the Norway Rock Festival in Kvinesdal, Norway. You can view the video below:
A new Norwegian documentary on the lives of Dimebag Darrell and Paul Grey has been posted online. The documentary was comprised by Norwegian Lydverket TV and features interviews from Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and Vinnie Paul.
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival has confirmed the dates and venues for the forthcoming 2011 edition of the touring, multi-band spectacle. The confirmed dates, cities and now venues can be found below:
July 9 – San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre
July 10 – San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 12 – Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheater
July 13 – Boise, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 15 – Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
July 16 – Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
July 17 – Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
July 19 – St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 20 – Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Boston, MA - Comcast Center
July 23 – Montreal, QUE - Parc Jean Drapeau
July 24 – Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
July 27 – Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
July 29 – Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
July 30 – Washington, DC - TBA
July 31 – Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
August 2 – Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
August 3 – Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
August 5 – Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 6 – Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 7 – Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 9 – Oklahoma City, OK - TBA
August 10 – Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
August 12 – Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 13 – Tampa, FL - TBA
August 14 – West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
Portugese dark rock act Heavenwood has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album. The new album, titled "Abyss Masterpiece," was recorded at USStudios and edited at 213 Studio.
Here is the "Abyss Masterpiece" tracklisting:
1. The Arcadia Order
2. Fading Sun
3. Like Yesterday
4. Winter Slave
5. September Blood
6. Sudden Scars
7. A Poem For Mathilde
10. Goddess Presiding Over Solitude
11. Morning Glory (In Manus Tuas Domine)
12. Her Lament
Live footage of The Ocean has been posted online featuring a guest appearance from The Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman. You can view the footage below:
Gwar guitarist Flattus Maximus took part in a Tap Tap Revenge game [an iPhone app game similar to Guitar Hero] against fans on November 17th, 2010. Video of the event has surfaced online: