Metal News for November 3, 2009
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36 news articles posted on this day.
COALESCE’s forthcoming "OXEP" is streaming in its entirety online now via Lambgoat.com. "OXEP," the EP follow-up to the band’s "OX" album, will see a November 10th release date. "OXEP" will be available on CD and 12” vinyl and is available for pre-order at this location.
COALESCE released "OX," their first album in 10 years, this past June. The critically acclaimed record is currently streaming in its entirety at CoalesceOX.info.
Additionally, COALESCE has confirmed their only northeastern US performance of the year with a BrooklynVegan sponsored show on December 30th at Europa in Brooklyn, NY. COALESCE will also be appearing at Austin, TX’s Fun Fun Fun Fest this Saturday, November 7th. A listing of confirmed COALESCE tour dates can be found below.
November 7 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest (w/ DANZIG, JESUS LIZARD, and many more)
December 30 Brooklyn, NY Europa (w/ COLISEUM)
Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY have issued the following statement in regards to their upcoming tour with ENSIFERUM that starts on Friday, November 6th:
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to stay home until U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services process and authorize our working visas. This is the first time the band has faced a situation like this and it’s extremely frustrating, as well as depressing, since the last thing we want to do is disappoint our loyal fans who have waited years to see us live in the US. We filed for our visas with plenty of time, but as some probably don’t know, the US government has changed its rules when it comes to visas issued to artists so it’s become tougher. Even if we have already toured the US numerous times.
As it stands now, we are on stand-by mode and waiting to receive the green light. We hope it’s just a few days before that happens, in the meantime we want to apologize to all the fans that planned on going to see us tear shit up live. We will do our best to re-join the tour as soon as possible!”
HYPOCRISY have enlisted the help of CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/frontman Alexi Laiho to temporarily fill the vacant second guitarist spot on their tour alongside ENSIFERUM, HYPOCRISY, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD, SWASHBUCKLE. More...
Acclaimed post-hardcore heavy rockers Norma Jean has signed with Razor & Tie and is planning a 2010 album release. The band will headline the "Explosions 2009" US tour in late November through December. Norma Jean will play their breakthrough album "Bless The Martyr and Kiss the Child" in its entirety on select dates. This is the band's first headlining trek since the Fall of last year and boasts an impressive lineup of Horse The Band, The Chariot and Arsonists Get All The Girls.
In January Norma Jean will head into the studio to record a new album for a 2010 summer release.
Cory Brandan of Norma Jean comments, "If we didn't sign to Razor & Tie, I think we would have gone on a killing spree, with no regard for life or limb. I think for the first time in our career, upon presenting our ideas, we get to hear the word "yes" more often. It's like discovering an unknown tribe on a distant island. Except we're the tribe and we don't know your language. Plus we have spears and swords and we're cannibals. Either way, we're insanely animated about R&T showing up and want to try on their Nike Air Jordans."
Here are the latest Norma Jean tour dates with Horse The Band, The Chariot and Arsonists Get All The Girls: More...
Wetnurse is set to embark this week on a short US tour. Wetnurse's latest album, "Invisible City," is out now on Seventh Rule Recordings. Here are the latest Wetnurse tour dates:
Nov 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub (w/ Complete Failure, Hero Destroyed)
Nov 7 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Dojo (w/ The Dream Is Dead, Struck By Lightning)
Nov 8 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (w/ Harpoon, Lord Mantis)
Nov 10 - Richmond, VA @ The Triple (w/ The Atlas Moth, War Graves)
Nov 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom (w/ The Atlas Moth, Javelina, Woe)
Nov 12 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar (w/ The Atlas Moth, 4th Horseman)
Nov 13 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Court Tavern (w/ The Atlas Moth, Torchbearer)
Nov 14 - Providence, RI @ The Sweatshop (w/ The Atlas Moth, the_Network)
Nov 15 - Allston, MA @ Unit 11 (w/ The Atlas Moth, Ramming Speed)
Nov 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (w/ The Atlas Moth, Dark Castle)
German metallers Caliban have been added onto the Darkness Over X-Mas tour, which also features Heaven Shall Burn, Dark Tranquillity, Swashbuckle, and Deadlock. The currently confirmed dates that include Caliban are as follows:
26.12.2009 Hamburg, Markthalle
27.12.2009 Bruegge (B), L'entrepot
28.12.2009 Herford, X
29.12.2009 Pratteln (CH), Z 7
30.12.2009 Stuttgart, LKA
Mob Rules are currently streaming a new song online titled "Trial By Fire," which is off their upcoming album "Radical Peace." The song can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. "Radical Peace" is currently set for a November 13th release date.
A new teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," which features the song "Still I Rise" by Shadows Fall. The video clip can be viewed below. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" is set to be released on November 10th, 2009.
Sweden's Descend have announced three upcoming Finnish tour dates in February alongside Soulfallen and Preach. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
11.2 Kuopio - Henry's Pub
12.2 Jyväskyla - Lutakko
13.2 Helsinki - Dante's Highlight.
Keyboardist Bobby Williamson of Eumeria has issued the following update about acquiring a new session bassist to fill in while recording new material:
"Due to an unfortunate injury to Eumeria bassist, Shawn Kascak's hand, the band has chosen Derek Blakley (Haji's Kitchen, Thought Chamber) to fill in on bass to help finish up the Eumeria recordings. We wanted to wait and see if Shawn's hand would heal fast enough to continue the tracking. However, we felt it wasn't worth the risk of causing more long term issues for him and important to move forward with the production of the album. Derek and I were both bandmates in Thought Chamber's debut, 'Angular Perceptions', which was released on InsideOut / SPV in 2007. If you listen to that album, you'll realize Derek is quite a beast on the bass.
"Shawn was able to squeeze out 2 songs bass, so he will indeed be on the album. We wish Shawn a speedy recovery, and are confident he'll be with us on the Triton Power Cruise show coming up at the end of April as we'll be a support act for Everygrey. Aside from that, the album is almost finished and we'll be showing it to labels very soon."
American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will be performing at next years edition of England's Bloodstock Open Air festival. Fans will want to be attending this event as it will be the bands only show in the United Kingdom in 2010. The festival will be taking place between August 13th and August 15th at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire.
Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated: "We are extremely excited to be playing Bloodstock! It will be our first ever festival appearance in the UK and we can't wait to tear it up for the masses!"
The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...
Joey Eppard of 3 has issued the following announcement about finishing the recording of a new music video for the song "Rabid Animals:"
"Hey all, we've had an incredible couple of weeks. It started with the making of the video for Rabid Animals which evolved into an interactive shoot on day 1 where the fans could comment in real time and influence the direction of the video. On Day 2 we invaded Saugerties and got everyone we could to foam at the mouth for the camera. From cops to chefs to store clerks, beauticians, to the grand finale of an entire bar full of people all foaming at once, everyone went the extra mile for this video. And of course we got lots of great videos from our friends and fans as well. A Huge Thanks to you all!!!! We should have the final cut very soon but meanwhile you can check out some of the mayhem from day 1 at this location.
"Were also discussing the possibility of a live streamed interactive concert where we will perform and you can influence the set in real time! This would be a great way to reach many of our fans spread out across the world at once. Let us know what you think of this idea!"
Guitarist Justin Stubbs of Father Befouled has issued the following statement about drummer Antichristus taking his own life:
"They say only Death is real, but when you are faced with it, it is always hard to comprehend. Last night I was informed that our drummer, Antichristus, had taken his own life. It is hard to put into words what this means, but I am shocked. AC (we are not revealing his real name - his wishes) was enigmatic and mysterious to all those who knew him, but at the same time he was an amazing friend and one of the most dedicated individuals I, and the rest of the band had ever known.
"His final recorded output with Father Befouled was to be the upcoming 'Rotting Godless Thrones' 7" for Nuclear War Now! Productions. Unfortunately all we have are rough drum rehearsals of the songs, and I am not sure if we can use any of them for the release. I will have to see what can be made usable and make the decision.
"His drumming will also be heard on our 'Profane Grace of the Trinity' split 7" with Cemetery Urn on Relapse Records, due out in January. We recorded this track over a year ago, and it was actually his first efforts for the band. AC was also the drummer for our brothers Prosanctus Inferi. Luckily they recorded their LP for Hell's Headbangers back in August. Not sure of the release, but it will certainly be out soonish. IT will be his finest effort in memorium. More...
Scotland's Cerebral Bore have updated their European tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
11/17 European tour with Human rejection/Viscera trail begins Europe
11/17 The Ringside w/ Viscera trail, Human rejection, Regurgitate life Hull, England
11/18 The Jockey metal bar w/ Viscera trail, Human rejection, Regurgitate life Wakefield, UK
11/19 Sanctuary rock bar w/ Viscera trail, Human rejection, Regurgitate life Burnley, England
11/20 J H Dim w/ Viscera trail, Human rejection, Regurgitate life Oostende, Belgium
11/21 Venue tbc w/ Viscera trail, Human rejection, Regurgitate life Eindhoven, Holland
11/22 Salle de la Godelinière w/ Viscera trail, Human rejection, Regurgitate life Les Landes-Genusson, France
11/23 The Gaff w/ Viscera trail, Human rejection, Regurgitate life London, England
11/24 Seven w/ Viscera trail, Human rejection, Regurgitate life Nottingham, England
1/7 2010 UK tour with Rompeprop, Torsofuck, Tools of torture @ Satans hollow Manchester, England
1/8 2010 UK tour with Rompeprop, Torsofuck, Tools of torture @ Wagon & Horses Birmingham, England
1/9 2010 Winter gore fest w/ Rompeprop, Torsofuck, tools of torture Sunderland, England
1/10 2010 UK tour with Rompeprop, Torsofuck, Tools of torture @ The Gaff London, England
5/28 2010 Portside Metalfest 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
5/29 2010 Portside Metalfest 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
6/10 2010 Deathfeast open air 2010 Hunxe, Germany
6/11 2010 Deathfeast open air 2010 Hunxe, Germany
6/12 2010 Deathfeast open air 2010 Hunxe, Germany
Symphonic metal band Echoterra has issued the following update about recruiting a new vocalist and drummer:
"We would like to officially welcome our new band mates; singer Melissa Ferlaak and drummer Adam Sagan. Melissa is known for her vocals on Visions of Atlantis' third release, Trinity. Adam is well known for his work with the Canadian metal band, Into Eternity.
"We have parted ways with singer Suvi Virtanen for the sole reason that she is located in Sweden while the rest of the band is located in the U.S. which makes it very difficult to perform live. We would like to thank her for her phenomenal performance on our debut cd and we wish her nothing but the best in her future projects. Adam replaces John Gensmer since John is busy with his main band Epicurean and will not have the time to dedicate to Echoterra; we send him a huge thank you as well and we look forward to hearing Epicurean's next album.
"We are currently working on a brand new EP which will feature three re-recorded songs with Melissa and a couple of instrumentals that were left off the first album. We have uploaded one of these songs, In Your Eyes, to our myspace so please check it out and let us know your thoughts. We will shoot a video for In Your Eyes early next year and it will be on the EP as well. More...
Spanish metallers As Light Dies have announced the recruitment of new bass player Jose Yuste of Egraine. Several sample tracks can be found at the official As Light Dies MySpace page. The band has also announced the following upcoming tour dates:
11/3 As Light Dies en ’Radio Arrebato’ con Metalhall Guadalajara, Guadalajara
1/8 2010 Sala Boomerang Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Guitarist Jeff Kendrick of DevilDriver has issued the following tour road report:
"I really, really apologize for being so fucking slow on the blogs from out here in Europe. What can I say, I have been having way too much fucking fun and we have been just killing it all over Europe and the UK. Okay to start we sold out almost every single show in the UK. Absolutely amazing and awesome! It exceeded my expectations and I was quite blown away to say the least. I can definitely say that we had such a good time with our friends in Malefice, Trigger The Bloodshed, Suicide Silence and the mighty Behemoth. Unfortunately, all the bands except Behemoth would only join us on that leg. We made some amazing new friends and just crushed the UK. Thank you to everyone that came out to fucking see us and make the UK the best tour we have ever done.
"For the last couple of weeks we have been enjoying mainland Europe and I can say that the shows have been nothing short of fucking amazing as well. This time around Behemoth is still here with us(As we are flip flopping with them during dates all over Europe) and we welcomed Scar Symmetry and Arsis to the tour. Neither band I have ever been very familiar with but they are both killing it and love to share a post gig beer with the entire tour. I love making new friends on tour and traveling so much we meet all kinds of people. I am always down for new friends as it just makes the entire touring experience a lot better. When your tour mates are cool it just makes the time go by that much quicker! More...
Jasio Kulakowski of Edmonton band Shadowblade has issued the following update:
"Hello, I am just posting this to announce that in order to take the time to try and properly heal an unfortunate back injury, and to further dedicate his efforts with our good friends in Striker, Magnus will no longer be drumming for Shadowblade. It was an absolute blast playing with him for the past 2 years, and I obviously wish him the best of luck with both the healing and the playing.
"In light of this I would like to announce that Anders Johansson of Edmonton's technical death metal gurus Skepsis will be joining me to record the drums on the upcoming full length, and for future live gigs as well. Anders is by far the most creative drummer I've ever had the pleasure of playing with, and I am very excited to hear him sculpt his sound into my writing.
"I know I keep saying this, but I'll give more info on the album at a later point in time. I still haven't decided on a name, and I am still looking for the right artist to bring my ideas to life for an album art. Apart from that I need to give Anders a little bit of time to work with the tracks, but I do want to start tracking as soon as possible! Once I have all my details figured out I will announce them."
Immolation has issued the following update from the recording studio:
"Still moving forward here in the studio. Steve has finished up his drum tracks and we started guitars and bass between yesterday and today. Ross and Bob got their amp sounds set and got through some basic tracking, while Steve got a well deserved rest after pummeling his drum set for a week straight. Here are some more pictures from Millbrook Sound Studios. We'll have some more video up as soon as we can.
"Been making use of Paul's in studio bar after a few of the sessions. Paul has a vast array of hundreds of different beers, ....not to mention the special Belgian beer on tap, truly amazing! For now more tracking to come, but album number 8 is slowly starting to take shape! More to follow."
Sweden's Mustasch has issued the following statement about a fan being found dead after attending their concert last Friday:
"Tragic news, folks! A woman was found dead after she had attended our concert in Skövde last Friday. The circumstances around her death is yet unknown, but we want to express our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. Read more at this location (in Swedish)."
Porcupine Tree are currently on tour in Europe in support of their latest album "The Incident." The band has posted a series of photographs online from their recent show in Copenhagen, which can be viewed at this location. You can still catch Porcupine Tree live on the following dates:
11/3 2009 Kino Šiska (VENUE CHANGE) LJUBLJANA
11/4 2009 Alcatraz MILAN
11/5 2009 Atlantico ROME
11/6 2009 Estragon BOLOGNA
11/7 2009 Teatro Tenda PADOVA
11/20 2009 Incrivel Almadense LISBON
11/21 2009 Teatro Sa Da Bandeira PORTO
11/22 2009 La Riviera MADRID
11/23 2009 Sant Jordi Club BARCELONA
11/25 2009 Sportzentrum Tagerhard WETTINGEN
11/27 2009 Carl Benz Arena STUTTGART
11/28 2009 Tonhalle MUNICH
11/30 2009 Rockhal LUXEMBOURG
12/1 2009 Hugenottenhalle NEU-ISENBERG
12/2 2009 Palladium KOLN
12/6 2009 Civic Hall WOLVERHAMPTON
12/8 2009 Academy NEWCASTLE
12/10 2009 Academy MANCHESTER
12/11 2009 ABC GLASGOW
12/21 2009 Mood Indigo (festival) MUMBAI
German folk metallers Rabenwolf have updated their tour schedule with the following string of dates:
11/14 2009 Novemberbeats - Eulsetehalle Himmelpforten, Niedersachsen
11/20 2009 Alter Schlachthof Stade Stade, Niedersachsen
11/28 2009 FZH Arena Buxtehude Buxtehude, Niedersachsen
2/26 2010 Heathen Rock Festival Neu Wulmstorf, Hamburg
7/9 2010 Hörnerfest Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Schleswig-
German metallers Watch Me Bleed released their latest album "Souldrinker" on October 23rd. Watch Me Bleed is currently streaming another track from "Souldrinker" online. The song "The Game Is On," along with other samples from the new album, can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.
Disarmonia Mundi have revealed the cover artwork for their album "The Isolation Game," which can be viewed here. The album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at The Metal House Studio by Ettore Rigotti. "The Isolation Game" will be released via Coroner Records worldwide on December 9th and will feature guest appearances by Bjorn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork) on vocals and Olof Morck (Nightrage) on solos.
"The Isolation Game" track listing will be as follows:
1. Cypher Drone
2. Structural Wound
3. Perdition Haze
4. Building An Empire Of Dust
5. Stepchild Of Laceration
6. The Isolation Game
7. Blacklight Rush
9. Ties That Bind
10. Losing Ground
11. Same Old Nails For A New Messiah
12. Digging The Grave Of Silence
Domination TV has posted a video interview online with Chimaira front man Mark Hunter and lead guitar player Rob Arnold discussing their latest album "The Infection." The video clip can be viewed below.
New Jersey metal band Ataraxia has issued the following update regarding the departure of their guitarist:
"We'd like to take this time to update everyone on a lineup change that Ataraxia is facing at the moment. Due to multiple issues we have faced with him, both musically and band-directionally, Ataraxia will be parting ways with lead guitarist Ryan Pecca."
"That said, Ataraxia will now be accepting applications for tryouts for a new lead guitarist. Anyone interested should fill out this form and send it to us on MySpace or by email at email@example.com" More...
New Jersey thrash metal band Shadows of Dawn has issued the following update regarding their upcoming album:
"Shadows of Dawn is going to take a brief vacation from playing shows as we go into pre-production for our next record, tentatively titled 'Prelude to Salvation.' So far judging on the few songs we have been working on, the album should be a much more mature version of Shadows."
"Within the next two weeks we'll be posting our new website up. Our newest member, Dylan, has worked his ass off to create a very modern looking site using flash."
The annual Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards took place last night (November 2nd) in London at the Park Lane Hotel and featured numerous awards being given many metal and hard rock acts including Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Anvil. You can view the complete list of winners below. More...
As previously reported, the Canadian Carnage tour which featured Megadeth, Slayer, Machine Head and Suicide Silence has been postponed as Slayer frontman Tom Araya has had to go emergency back surgery. A message from Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine reads as follows:
"Today is Tuesday, November 3rd and unfortunately I have the bad news to tell you that our Canadian Carnage tour is being postponed due to Tom Araya (Slayer) needing to get some emergency back surgery. So just wanted to let you know we are not cancelling, we are just postponing. Canadian Carnage is going to be rescheduled and you can probably count on that being somewhere around the new year."
Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral has uploaded a second track, "Stigmata," from their new and highly anticipated full length album "Angelus Exuro pro Eternus" on their MySpace page and Reverbnation page.
The band has previously uploaded the track "My Funeral," which can be listened to at the above websites. The band also shot a video for the track "My Funeral", which can be seen here and below. More...
Swiss pagan metal band ELUVEITIE has finished the recording sessions for their new album and are currently mixing the new songs with Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, BEHEMOTH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE etc.) and Martyn “Ginge” Ford. The band has announced "Everything Remains As It Never Was" as the title to the groups fourth full length release, which is scheduled to be released in Spring 2010.
Vocalist/Mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann commented while taking a break from the mixing session taking place in Wales:
"Somehow it seems almost unreal to me: The recordings for our upcoming album are finished! Right now I’m in the Welsh Nott-In Pill studios with Colin Richardson and Martyn “Ginge” Ford working on the mix of the album. Believe me, the mix will be mind-blowing! What can I say? Colin is just a pure genius!" More...
Emily "M" Lazar, frontwoman of New York City's unsigned metal band September Mourning, has posted a new video update, which can be watched below. More...
Former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley has announced that he will be releasing his next solo album next year, with a tentative release date of February 1st. The album is to be entitled, "Promise And Terror" and will be available for pre-order from the official Blaze Bayley website from the 1st of December.
Rumours are beginning to spread that System Of A Down are coming close to reuniting after three of the four members of the band appeared on stage together at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Halloween. Guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian, bass player Shavo Odajian and drummer John Dolmayan were joined by Frank Perez of Scars On Broadway for an impromptu set where they played the System Of A Down classic, "Suite Pee" and the Scars On Broadway song, "They Say." Stay tuned for more information.
American progressive rock band Dredg has cancelled their supporting Australian tour with Karnivool, set to take place from mid November through to December around Australia.
The band commented: “Unfortunately, dredg will no longer be touring in Australia with Karnivool this November/December. After further planning and some unexpected twists we have found that the tour is no longer feasible. We are extremely apologetic and hope that someday, in the near future, we will be able to finally tour there. Until then…”
2 Sides 2 Die will be forgoing live shows this month to rehearse for their new album/EP.
"For those of you who have heard the new song 'Fatal Flaw' at our past 2 shows, you know what to expect..a Very Dark, Heavy Album," the band comments.
The band is planning several other announcements including their spring show lineup, which will be announced in January. The band has also been in talks with indie labels, and hopes to have an announcement on that front as well.
The band recently posted up this photo gallery via YouTube as well:
Periphery has posted a second "Thrash and Burn" tour diary Youtube. Keep an eye out for part 3, which is coming out in the next few days.