Metal News for November 30, 2009
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34 news articles posted on this day.
Cortland, New York based NEW ANIMAL has decided to give away their new album "Growth and Decay" for free to fans that attend their shows. They will, of course, accept a donation if one is offered, but ask for nothing but the fans devotion in return. NEW ANIMAL can be compared to bands such as STAIND, A PERFECT CIRCLE, and BREAKING BENJAMIN, but expands in its own unique genre which includes complex lead guitar work, and fluid ambient guitar tones. The four members of NEW ANIMAL show a rounded knowledge of their instruments, and come together to produce music not quite like any other. Lyrics in many of the songs deal with personal experience, and allow for the overall production of very solid and original music.
Several songs from "Growth and Decay" can be streamed online at the band's Myspace.
The Decimation of the Nation 2 Tour is packed with big names and even bigger music. Veteran bands Hatebreed and Cannibal Corpse alongside Unearth, Hate Eternal and Born of Osiris makes for an unforgettable evening that no metalhead has an excuse to miss. For the New Orleans show, Crowbar made a last minute decision to join in the fun making it even more awesome for the crowd in attendance. Luckily, I was able to film their set so those who didn’t have the privilege of being there. More...
Australian black metal band Adamus Exul has announced that they have entered the studio to commence work on their inaugural full-length release. The new full-length will contain eight tracks, including revamped versions of material appearing on their acclaimed demo CD. The release is due for completion at year’s end, and for release early in 2010.
Californa’s instrumental "post-metallers" La Fin du Monde have posted a live video clip online of their performance of the song "They Will Never See Us" at Annie's Social Club in San Francisco. The video clip can be viewed below. "They Will Never See Us" is from the band's upcoming album "Monolith."
Loudfarmer recently conducted a video interview in Gothenbrug with vocalist Nick Holmes and bassist Steve Edmondson from Paradise Lost. The video clip can be viewed below.
Ryan Bartek has made his new book "The Big Shiny Prison" available as a free PDF download. The book can be found at this location. "The Big Shiny Prison" is an expose on various forms of underground music ranging from extreme metal to punk to rock. Interviews are included in the book with bands such as Cephalic Carnage, Pig Destroyer, and Abysmal Dawn. Bartek issued the following statement about the book:
"My name is Ryan Bartek. For the past 3 years I’ve sacrificed everything for the successful completion of this project. I spent a year on the road, another year completing & shopping it, and another year of total rejection. It is only karmically fitting that both the demise of magazine & book publishing come in one fell swoop.
"I was never in it for the money, nor the aspect of celebrity. I have spent an upwards of $10,000 on it, which I remark only to underline my absolute sincerity. No one would deny its quality -- but the raw nature of the work, as well as its excessive length, made it impossible to pigeon hole or successfully shop. Nothing quite like it has ever surfaced, at least not in the format I’ve undertaken.
"After this seemingly endless struggle, I have decided to offer it to the public domain. While I retain the copyright/trademark, I both encourage and support file sharing. It is my only wish that this manuscript be circulated & appreciated. Perhaps when all is said and done, someone might offer a physical print run."
Sweden's Steel Attack has issued the following announcement about re-forming:
"We are glad to inform you that Steel Attack is back together again and we will do at least one show with the original members Steve Steel (Stefan Westerberg 'Carnal Forge') John Allan, Dennis Westman & Andereas de Vera from the two first Steel Attack albums. We will only play songs from 'where mankind fails' and 'Fall into madness.' We did our first rehearsal yesterday in 10 years and it sounded like we never been apart! All updates will be posted later on with date and venue. Also a video from our rehearhal will be online soon!"
Vocalist Michael Poulson recently collapsed on stage while performing in Holland. Poulson has issued the following statement about the incident:
"Everyone, I'm on my feet again, and I’m doing fine. I got really sick when the European tour started, shitting/puking all over the place, muscle ache and high fever, and couldn’t really eat any thing without feeling bad. But that had happened so many times before, and nothing was going to stop me doing what I love the most. Being on stage and playing the songs for you guys and ladies. 10 minutes before stage time I felt really bad and dizzy, and my whole body was really heavy. I felt weak and I had chest pain while breathing. I only remember playing the 2 first songs. Every time I was trying to breath I felt dizzy and couldn’t see anything else but sharp light/stars. I couldn’t do my vocals well or move well since the energy was simply not there. My mind and body were not working together and it ended with a collapse, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital. The doctors said that it was crazy to play the shows while I was sick, and they were surprised that it didn’t happen to me earlier. All the tests they did at the hospital were fine, and every thing looked good. Actually I’m in really good shape and my heart and blood are fine.
"I’m sorry to let you people down, but in my heart I know you understand, and I thank you so much for your concern and kind words and support. I owe you everything. I will be back on my feet to kick some ass again in the US from December 5th supporting Metallica. There will be another show in the beginning of the new year, so keep an eye on our website."
Between The Buried and Me has posted a music video online for the track "Obfuscation," which is off their latest album "The Great Misdirect." The video clip can be viewed below.
German metallers Destruction have updated their European tour schedule with the following dates:
12/11 2009 Melkweg Amsterdam
12/12 2009 Satans Conventions Festival Lengerich
12/13 2009 Lucky Rijssen
12/15 2009 Markthalle Hamburg
12/16 2009 Garage Saarbrücken
12/18 2009 Outback BAD AROLSEN
12/19 2009 Hellraiser Leipzig
12/20 2009 Jako Arena BAMBERG
1/31 2010 ROCK TEMPLE/GMM Part III KERKRADE
4/17 2010 KULTURWERKSTATT- METALINFERNO FESTIVAL Paderborn
Dez Fafara of DevilDriver has issued the following road report:
"To everyone.... Management, Booking, Tour related personnel, Thank you for making DevilDriver's European Run a huge success!
"Home! Yep it's a good place! That's where I've been for 7 days. Strange how 7 days seems to fly by. We are leaving for Australia 8 days from now with Good friends and I'm looking forward to watching High On Fire / Shadows fall and Of course Lamb Of God, and I'm hoping to get some time to go see more of each place we are visiting.
"No, sadly we are NOT doing the New Zealand show but I am looking forward to playing there soon. Came home from Europe sick as fuck / just starting to kick it ........ 45 degrees in the desert today and I'm hanging Christmas lights for my family, playing with my Doberman and packing for Down Under, while waiting for a rainstorm!!"
Suicide Silence has posted online a remixed version of their song "Bludgeoned To Death." The remixed version can be heard at the band's Facebook page. "Bludgeoned To Death" is off the band's 2007 album "The Cleansing."
Germany's Primal Fear have issued the following recap of their "Viva La Swabia" tour:
"We're back home and the ‘Viva La Swabia’ tour and after some day of rest, we just want to say THANK YOU to our fans for an exciting year and some unforgettable moments. The feedback on our new album ‘16.6 –Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead’ was a great positive surprise and the second highest chart entry in Germany (#46) for Primal Fear. Other cool chart information from Sweden and Japan followed.
"We started our ‘16.6’ tour in Moscow this year and after some festivals, we returned to South America with special guests „Sinner’. Our guitarist Magnus became father of twins and again (like in 1999 and 2007) Alex Beyrodt was the man fort he job. The adventure started..... and the question was: how can you survive 8 days without sleep - the shows in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil were fantastic and even we came home exhausted & jetlagged, everyone was satisfied. After some days of rest, we started our first little headlining tour through North America. We expected just a new start of our activities there, but most of the shows were a blast, especially Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York & Montreal. More...
All That Remains previously posted a radio edit version of the music video for "Forever In Your Hands." The band has now posted the album version of the video, which can be viewed below.
Denmark's Behold The Treason have updated their live show schedule with the following dates:
12/23 Musik og Juletræer Skanderborg, Midtjylland
1/31 2010 MUK 2010 Skanderborg, Midtjylland
4/9 2010 Støttekoncert på Baghuset Aalborg, Nordjylland
Norwegian death metallers Cage of Torment had previously announced the departure of their guitarist Riffmeister. The band has now revealed their replacement guitar player will be Arne H. Samples of Cage of Torment's music can be found at their MySpace page.
New Jersey based thrash metal legends Overkill has announced that they will be heading out on the roads of North America at the beginning of April next year. They will be bringing plenty of bands with them for the ride, including Vader, Evile, God Dethroned, Warbringer and Woe Of Tyrants. This tour is in support of the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Ironbound" which will be released in January through Nuclear Blast Records.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Ohio metallers Dark Arena have announced their upcoming album will be titled "Flowingblack." The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The "Flowingblack" track listing is as follows:
1. Sector 7
2. Eclipse of the Sun
3. 9 Days Below
4. Dark Crusade
5. The Holy Grail
6. Pax Et Bello
7. The Offering
8. Dirty Bomb
9. Another Day Gone By
10. Blind Leading the Blind
11. Flowing Black
California metallers Deathriders have announced Michael Angelo Batio will be performing with them at the L.A. Shred Fest on December 5th, 2009. The all ages show will take place at 2737 Oregon Street Los Angeles, CA 90023.
Gallows have issued the following announcement about dropping off their Canadian tour:
"We are sorry to announce that we have had to pull out of the Canadian Billy Talent tour next year. We were really looking forward to this tour, and playing on such an amazing line up. We are planning on spending our time next year working on new material for you and we promise that when we come back you won’t be disappointed."
Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have announced they will be appearing for an interview on the Super Metal Shit Show on Thursday, December 3rd at 20.00 CET. The interview can be streamed at this location.
Kittie have added extra dates in Scotland and Denmark to their upcoming European tour. Their complete list of tour dates is as follows:
1/2 2010 Franzis Wetzler
1/3 2010 Hafenklang Hamburg
1/4 2010 Train Aarhus
1/5 2010 Vega Jr. Copenhagen
1/6 2010 Magnet Berlin
1/7 2010 Underground Cologne
1/8 2010 Die Stadtmitte Karlsruhe
1/9 2010 Rock Planet Ravenna
1/10 2010 Salzhaus Winterthur
1/12 2010 Trabendo Paris
1/13 2010 De Kade Zaandam
1/14 2010 Bibelot Dorndrecht
1/15 2010 Jc De Klinker Aarschot
1/16 2010 Rios Leeds
1/17 2010 Academy 2 Newcastle
1/18 2010 Classic Grand Glasgow, Scotland
1/19 2010 Westcoast Bar Margate
1/20 2010 Moho Live Manchester
1/21 2010 Sugarmill Stoke
1/22 2010 Academy 2 Birmingham
1/23 2010 Underworld London
1/24 2010 Chords Poole
Lacuna Coil have announced they are seeking fans located in Italy to appear in an upcoming music video. Italian fans can contact the band for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austria's Mastic Scum released their latest album "Dust" on November 13th through Twilight Records. The band is now streaming a new track online from the album. The song "The Consciousness In A State Of Mind" can be heard at Mastic Scum's MySpace page.
Metallica have announced the following extra European tour dates in 2010:
1/19 - Lima, Peru - Estadio San Marcos
1/21 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - River Plate Stadium
1/26 - Santiago, Chile - Club Hipico
1/28 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Zequinha Stadium
1/30 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium
3/1 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Estadio Tres de Marzo
3/3 - Monterrey, Mexico - Estadio Universitario
3/5 - Guatemala City, Guatemala - Estadio Mateo Flores
3/7 - San Jose, Costa Rica - Saprissa Stadium - SOLD OUT!
3/8 - Panama City, Panama - Plaza Figali
3/10 - Bogota, Colombia - Park Simon Bolivar
3/12 - Caracas, Venezuela - La Rinconada
3/14 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo de Puerto Rico
4/13 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena - SOLD OUT!
4/14 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena - SOLD OUT!
4/17 - Riga, Latvia - Riga Arena
4/18 - Riga, Latvia - Riga Arena
4/20 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Siemens Arena
4/24 - Moscow, Russia - SK Olimpiisky
4/25 - Moscow, Russia - SK Olimpiisky
5/11 - Belfast, Ireland - Odyssey Arena
Irreverant Soul, which includes Eric and Jessica Horner of Throne of Malediction, have announced they are recording a new song to be included on an upcoming self-titled EP. The EP is set to be released sometime in January 2010 through Satanica Records. The cover artwork, which can be viewed here, was taken by Elena Bathory.
Setpicflesh has announced a string of Greek tour dates alongside Nightrage and other guests which have yet to be confirmed. The current dates are as follows:
12/02/2010 Patra Rock Season Bar
13/02/2010 Giannena TBA
14/02/2010 Agrinio TBA
19/02/2010 Larissa Stage Club
20/02/2010 Thessaloniki Eightball Club
Arch Enemy/Carcass guitarist Michael Amott has parted ways with Randall Amplifiers/US Music Corp. The partnership lasted almost three years and included a line of successful "Ninja V2 - Inspired and designed by Michael Amott" series of V2 amps, cabs and practice amps. These products will now be discontinued.
Commented Amott: "I appreciate what Randall did for me while we worked together, but there was a big change in the company recently and it just didn't feel like home anymore. I'd especially like to thank former US Music Corp. employees Jody Dankberg, Doug Reynolds and the former CEO Rudy Schlacher for their vision, hard work and good times we shared!"
"Both myself and Chris (Amott, Arch Enemy) will be playing whatever we're interested in trying out for the next couple of tours and we'll see what comes out of that, the search for the ultimate tone continues!!!"
Arch Enemy kicked off their European headline tour with two shows in Greece this past weekend.
The remaining dates are: More...
Swedish melodic death metal masters Dark Tranquillity have finished the recordings of their ninth studio album, “We Are the Void,” which is going to be released via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Sweden: February 24, 2010
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy and Australia: February 26, 2010
UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, and the rest of Europe: March 1, 2010
Spain and Portugal: March 2, 2010
Finland and Hungary: March 3, 2010
North America: March 9, 2010
The band’s follow-up 2007’s “Fiction” was recorded at Dark Tranquillity's very own Rogue Music studio and mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Denmark.
To follow the creation of this melodic death metal opus, none less than Anders Björler (The Haunted, At The Gates) filmed a detailed studio report series which will be launched in the coming weeks. Episode 1 is up now, so check it out.
Dark Tranquillity's new 2DVD/2CD “Where Death Is Most Alive” is available in stores now. Check out the DVD trailer here.
Las Vegas metallers Spun In Darkness have announced they will be recording a cover of the Goatlord track "Distorted Birth" for an upcoming album. The release will also include five tracks from their previous split with Chronic Infect and a track from their split with Coffins. The as-yet-untitled album is set to be released in early 2010.
Swedish gothic metallers One Without performed an acoustic set at the Media Markt in Gothenburg on November 29th, 2009. The band has posted a series of video clips online from the performance. The first clip can be viewed below and the rest can be found after the jump.
Starting December 7th, Bam Margera will be hosting several shows on MTV2 including Saturday Rock Block and Headbangers Ball. MTV2 will also be airing a "Viva La Bam" marathon, featuring the best of 5 seasons of daredevil stunts and hysterical pranks. Look out for of Bam-directed "CKY Makes A Video" and "Where The Fuck Is Santa" as well. Below is a clip of one of the pieces they'll be airing throughout the week promoting his new book, "Serious As Dog Dirt."
Lebanese death/doom metal band Kimaera has posted a new track "Bloody Tourniquet" for download on the band's site. "Bloody Tourniquet" is the first track from the band's upcoming album, "Solitary Impact," which will be released under the russian label StygianCrypt productions.
In memory of all Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre’s victims, UNDERCOVER SLUT’s album “Amerikkka Macht Frei” will be released on February 14th, 2010 as a digipack CD and as a black & white vinyl-LP strictly limited to 616 numbered copies via Deadlight Entertainment / Underclass Distribution (Ministry, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P.).
“Amerikkka Macht Frei” was produced by Chris Baseford (Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee), assisted by Will Thompson (Rob Zombie), recorded and mixed at the Chop Shop (Los Angeles, U.S.A.), home of Scott Humphrey (Green Day, Metallica, Mötley Crüe).
The album cover and photographies were taken by Dean Karr (Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer) who also filmed the controversial music video for the “Shadow Song” smash hit single.
Here is the "Amerikkka Macht Frei" tracklisting:
2. Shadow Song
3. Anna Nicole Smith
4. White Whore Conspiracy
5. What Kinda Lamb Do Ya Think I Am?
6. Dear Dead Prez
7. Black CNN
8. Kastration Kar Krashes (featuring Eric Griffin (Faster Pussycat, Murderdolls, Wednesday 13))
9. Dali Was A Junkie (featuring Teddy Heavens (Rebel Rebel))
10. Creature Feature
11. Jesus Kills! Coroner Saves! (featuring Matthew Roberts, son of Charles Manson)
(plus an uncensored “Shadow Song” video)