Metal News for November 4, 2009
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Washington DC area progressive metal band Periphery has posted a tour promo video on Youtube and below for their upcoming East Coast US tour.
The tour dates are as follows:
11/08 - Alley Katz - Richmond, Virginia
11/09 - Mojo 13 - Wilmington, Delaware
11/11 - 930 club - w/ Darkest Hour and Lamb of God - Washington, DC
11/12 - Santos Party House - New York, New York
11/13 - The Masquerade in Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
11/14 - Freehold VFW - Freehold, Pennsylvania
11/15 - The Waterfront Tavern - Holyoke, Massachusetts
11/16 - Club Hell - Providence, Rhode Island
11/24 - The Soapbox - w/ Between The Buried And Me, Veil of Maya, and Animals As Leaders - Wilmington, North Carolina More...
In support of their upcoming mini-West Coast Canadian Tour and debut album "Blood, Steel & Fire," set to be released in early 2010, Vancouver's Omega Crom is offering an exclusive download of "Battlefield" for free on PureGrainAudio.com. In addition, Omega Crom are offering a Limited Edition of the album available to fans via their tour dates and pre-sale at Reversed Records Online Store.
Here are the latest Omega Crom tour dates:
November 12, 2009 - Revelstoke, BC - The Regent Inn River City Pub
November 13, 2009 - Edmonton, AB - The Rendez Vous - w/ Dead Jesus
November 14, 2009 - Lethbridge, AB - Scores North Sports Bar & Grill
November 15, 2009 - Canmore, AB - The Drake Pub
"Blood, Steel and Fire" was produced by Juno award winning producer / engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole, GWAR, Darkest Hour, Fattooth).
"Among the Lost," Apeiron's new full length album, will be officially released on Friday, November 6th by Last Scream Records. The CD includes 10 tracks recorded at Fear Studios with Alessandro Vanara. the CD also features special guest appearances by Gianluca Melino, singer of the Italian thrash metal band Alligator, and Diego Cavallotti, guitarist of Within Your Pain.
The tracklisting for "Among the Lost" is as follows:
1. Into the Deep
2. Voids of Breath
4. Clutches of Despair
5. The Last Page
6. Scavenging Thoughts (of Mortality Lost)
7. Red Waters of Acheron
8. The Crossing
9. Through Me You Enter...
10. Among the Lost
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum has announced the following west coast tour dates:
11/12/09 Seattle, WA Neumos w/ Faun Fables & A Gun That Shoots Knives
11/13/09 Eugene, OR Wow Hall w/ Faun Fables
11/14/09 Portland, OR Dantes w/ Faun Fables
11/20/09 San Francisco, CA the Independent w/ Faun Fables
In Mourning has issued the following update about finishing their new album:
"The new album is completed, it's mixed, it's mastered and it's sounding nice! Artwork is in the making, so things are moving in the right directions. We hope to reveal more detailed information about the album soon, so keep patient!
"Shrouded Divine is now available on Spotify! Spread the word about that and hurry up to get your ears onto Spotify if you haven't already. We have sold out our copies of the Shrouded Divine cds, so currently we cannot take any orders on the album. The limited jakebox-edition of the album will NOT be re-stocked. However we are awaiting fresh copies of the album in a new packaging, we'll update you when we get our hands on those!"
Metallica has revealed that their recent shows at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada are to be released as a brand new live DVD set at some point next year. The shows were filmed by Wayne Isham and his crew, who have worked with Metallica several times in the past. During one of the bands shows in Quebec, drummer Lars Ulrich stated: "I couldn't think of a better city for Metallica to film a DVD."
The setlist for the shows was as follows: More...
Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb has posted their entire new album online for free download at the official Earache Records website. You can download all twelve songs from, "Tales From The Grave In Space" as well as the albums artwork by clicking here.
The tracklisting for "Tales From The Grave In Space" is as follows:
New Eliminators of Atlantis B.C.
Last Ninjas Unite
Escape From Scarecrow Mountain
We Respect You
Return To Blood Castle
Rob Dukes, the lead vocalist of Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus, has checked in with an update regarding the band finishing their South American tour with German thrash metal icons Kreator and what Exodus have planned next. The message reads as follows:
"We spent three months with Kreator over the last half year and the last night was an awesome way to end the tour.
"Sao Paulo is amazing, the fans are great, but really, all of South America has been great. Playing to 25,000 in Colombia and being on their national TV broadcast was a nice surprise on this tour.
"We are leaving with a bunch of great memories and a lot of new friends and some of us now-old friends a lot better.
"Kreator are a great band and they are really good people. More...
Texas metallers Ignitor have posted footage online of their record release party on October 3rd for their new album "The Spider Queen." The video clip can be viewed below.
Montreal's Barn Burner have announced they have inked a record deal with Metal Blade Records. Their debut album "Bangers" will be released in 2010. Samples of Barn Burner's music can be heard at their official MySpace page.
Vocalist Kevin Keegan had this to say: "It's a total honor to be working with such a ruling label; it is one of those crucial goals that you strive for as a band. May our filthy beards and hair grow long together over the years and continue to put out crushing albums!"
Barn Burner is:
Kevin Keegan - Guitar/Vocals
Marc Doucette - Guitar
Nick Ball - Bass
Taylor Freund - Drums
Swedish metallers Månegarm are currently streaming the title track online from their upcoming album "Nattvasen." The song can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. "Nattvasen" will be released through Regain Records on November 19th.
Finland's Apocalyptica have updated their tour schedule with the following string of dates:
2/5 2010 Korjaamo Helsinki
2/20 2010 Kaapelitehdas Helsinki
3/11 2010 Savonlinnasali Savonlinna
3/12 2010 Sibeliustalo Lahti
3/13 2010 Musiikkikeskus Kuopio
3/19 2010 Hullu Poro Areena Levi
3/20 2010 Teatria Oulu
3/21 2010 Rytmikorjaamo Seinäjoki
3/22 2010 Konserttitalo Turku
3/23 2010 Tampere-talo Tampere
The upcoming Monsters of Death show on Saturday, November 14, 2009 will be streamed online for free at this location (registration is required). The stream will start at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern. Performing at the show will be Augury, Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Warbringer, and Swashbuckle.
Fuck The Facts has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:
"Those of you that have seen us live over the past couple of years might have noticed some tall, lanky, oddly pale with bad tattoos, creepy looking dude playing bass for us. Well, it turns out he’s wasn’t leaving anytime soon so we decided to make this a more permanent arrangement.
"His name is Marc ‘Borgoroth’ Bourgon (some of you might know him from his old band TUGNUT) and he’s been playing with us since December 2007, he also played bass on the split w/ Leng Tch’e were we went all ‘…And Justice For All’ and buried his tracks.
"We’ve known him for years even before he started jamming with us, and anyone that’s ever met him knows that he’s a good dude. But most importantly he made this awesome video audition tape and that’s what sealed the deal."
The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Swedish metallers Griftegård have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
11/19 Turock w/ THE DEVIL’S BLOOD ESSEN
11/20 Hellraiser w/ THE DEVIL’S BLOOD Leipzig
11/21 Roxy w/ THE DEVIL’S BLOOD Flensburg
11/22 K17 w/ THE DEVIL’S BLOOD Berlin
Netherlands based metallers Grind Minded have announced they are officially disbanding after recruiting a new bassist and guitarist back in August. No reason was explained for the break up, but the band did issue the following brief statement to fans:
"We would like to thank everyone for their support through all these years....all the rest.... F.O.A.D !!"
American thrash metal veterans Sacred Reich has announced that they will be releasing their album, "Independent" on March 5th next year through Displeased Records. The record will contain five bonus tracks and the first 2,500 copies of the album will feature a free "Independent" patch.
The bonus tracks are as follows:
"A Question" (from A Question EP)
"Let's Have A War" (FEAR cover from A Question EP)
"Who's To Blame" (from A Question EP)
"The Big Picture" (MDC cover from Open Book EP)
"Crawling" [radio edit] (from Crawling EP)
Hail of Bullets has issued the following statement about Germany's Oldenbang Festival being canceled:
"We just got word that the Oldenbang festival in Oldenburg, Germany, which was planned for November 14th 2009, has been cancelled because of 'economic reasons'. Basically this sucks big time, cause we were really looking forward to play this show esp. since we never played this part of Germany before. We really hope we can play a show in that region in the very near future..."
Black 'n Roll band Heretic have announced they will be playing an upcoming live show alongside Mayhem, Funeral Goat, and Misanthropia. The show is set to take place at the Hall of Fame in Tillburg, the Netherlands on Sunday, November 15th. Samples of Heretic's music can be found at this location.
Impious have posted a new song online titled "Dead Awakening," which is off their upcoming album "Death Dominaiton." The track features guest vocals by Andreas Khörven Nilsson from the Gothenburg band Hope Over Fear and can be heard at this location.
Death Domination will be released on the following dates:
November 23rd - Europe
November 24th - America
Swedish progressive death metallers Skyfire have posted the track “Under a Pitch Black Sky,” which comes off of the group's new album, "Esoteric," on the band’s official Myspace Page. Additionally, a two-part track-by-track video, in which Martin Hanner (bass, keyboards), Johan Reinholdz (guitar), Andreas Edlund (guitar, keyboards), and Joakim Karlsson (vocals) sit down to discuss "Esoteric," has been posted online. Both video clips can be viewed below.
"Esoteric" was released on September 14 in the U.K, September 18 in Europe, and October 13 in North America via Pivotal Rockordings. More...
Mastodon is one of those bands that emerges very rarely. You know how big they are about to become when you listen to them. After listening to their latest album, "Crack the Skye," I was blown away by the musical effect it had on me. Just listening to "The Czar" with the lights turned off, right before I go to bed, evokes this mystical atmosphere and hypnagogic hallucinations right before I go to sleep.
When I heard they were touring with High on Fire and Converge, and co-headlining with Dethklok, I could not pass up the opportunity to get tickets and try to get an interview with Bill Kelliher, the rhythm guitarist. Needless to say, the interview went off without a hitch, and their performance was mesmorizing as they played the whole "Crack the Skye" album without a moment's pause and also with the out-of-body images projected to create a truly memorable experience. More...
Christian rockers Stryper have postponed their tour dates scheduled for tonight Wednesday November 4th (Dallas – House of Blues) and Thursday November 5th (Houston – House of Blues). The rescheduled dates are December 21st (Houston – House of Blues) and December 22nd (Dallas – House of Blues). Tickets purchased for each concert will be honored on the rescheduled dates.
Vocalist Michael Sweet commented: “I’ve come down with a horrible case of the flu and now it seems to be spreading throughout the bus. I see reports all over the nation where bad cases of the flu are hitting America and had hoped we could make it through this entire tour without it affecting us, but unfortunately it has. It’s really bad and I wish our friends and fans all the best with their health during this season. I have seen a doctor and am on medication and anticipate a speedy recovery. My sincerest apologies to all the fans for this inconvenience but I look forward to seeing you all in December when we return. Just for these two shows we will be putting together a special Christmas segment of the show. It’ll be great to spend the holidays with our friends and fans in Dallas and Houston.”
Dutch group The Gathering have announced two new Greek shows on the following dates:
2/27 2010 Block 33 club Thessaloniki
2/28 2010 Gagarin 205 club Athens
The Gathering's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Woods of Ypres are currently streaming ten songs online from their new album "W4: The Green Album" at this location. One of the tracks "Shards of Love" can also be heard in the video clip below.
Lou Koller, the lead vocalist of New York Hardcore legends Sick Of It All, has posted a message online through the bands official Myspace page regarding their new studio album. The message reads as follows:
"Whats up everyone. Well we're here Denmark for two days and its dark and cold here! As for us the drum tracks are done! 16 songs in two days, Thats how it's done! I think Armand buckeled down just to get to go to the scoccer game tomorrow ha ha. The tracks sound brutal! More later, LOU"
Gothic metallers Elis have posted a new excerpt online from their upcoming album "Catharsis." The song "Warrior's Tale," which also features Michelle Darkness of End Of Green, can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.
"Catharsis" is set to be released on the following dates:
Nov. 25, 2009 Finland & Spain
Nov. 27, 2009 Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux & Italy
Nov. 30, 2009 Rest of Europe
Dec. 15, 2009 USA
Jan. 01, 2010 Canada
Revocation teamed up with video director Dave Brodsky to lens the band’s first video from their Relapse debut "Existence Is Futile." The video for “Dismantle The Dictator” was filmed just outside of Boston, MA this past weekend. An international premiere date will be announced shortly.
Additionally, MetalInjection.net is currently hosting a free MP3 download of the video track, “Dismantle The Dictator” at this location. "Existence Is Futile" saw its international release in late September and is currently streaming in its entirety here.
Finnish gothic metal band Entwine has checked in with a brief update:
"Still alive, writing new songs and first show for next year is in the diary...
"pe 12.2.2010 DANTE'S HIGHLIGHT Helsinki
"Check out http://www.tuskasi.com for a new interview with Tom [Mikkola, guitars]."
Belgian metallers Psalm have issued the following update about streaming new songs online and recording a new album:
"The Beast has awakened. Psalm got tired of doing their thing in solitary confinement: now the time has come to take it a step further. The band entered 'Blackout Multimedia Studio' (Brussels) on September 26 & 27, 2009 to record 2 brand new tracks with Phorgath of the mighty Enthroned! These tracks are to be considered as a pre-production of Psalm’s upcoming effort, which release is planned for 2010. Thee songs are now available on the band’s Myspace page. We’d like to thank Phorgath for his kindness and great work.
"Other news: Psalm has recorded the new tracks as a four-unit. After some months of hesitation, Algol has decided to leave the band . There is no animosity whatsoever between Algol and the rest of the band, we are obviously not happy with this decision but accept it with respect and resignation. We would like to thank Algol for his work, his input and his good humour through all times, and we definitely wish him the best of luck for the future.
"Thankfully, Psalm is a very lucky band. A few days after Algol’s departure, we have found a replacement for him. His name is Jeffrey Tallane, he’s an old friend of ours and has played in Ex-Nihil before. Jeff is a very highly skilled musician and composer and has an open mind for extreme music. He is most certainly the perfect choice for Psalm and we can’t wait for him to join us! More...
After stints with KMFDM, Marilyn Manson and SKOLD vs. KMFDM, as producer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist, Tim Skold is once again recording as SKOLD.
Growing from production duties on Marilyn Manson’s cover versions of “Tainted Love” and “Personal Jesus” to songwriting and production duties on the Marilyn Manson albums "Golden Age Of Grotesque" and "Eat Me, Drink Me," SKOLD has "returned darker, harder and heavier than ever," according to the press release.
The song, “I Will Not Forget” from the all new forthcoming SKOLD album, will be featured in Episode #107 of ABC’s new epic drama “FlashForward,” airing November 5, 2009.
Two more songs, "A Dark Star" and "Bullets Ricochet" will also be available. For previews and links go to skold.com.
The full length SKOLD album release is slated for early 2010.
Metalunderground.com is proud to sponsor this weekend's Femme Metal Festival, a new UK festival that showcases female fronted metal/rock/gothic music. The festival is held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK. This year's event is the first of what is to be an annual festival.
The festival is a two-day event, taking place on November 7th and 8th at different venues in Birmingham and London, respectively, and features some excellent female fronted and all female bands in metal, including up and comers Delain, Sirenia, hAND, Soulgrind, Winter In Eden, and more. Here are the details and respective line-ups:
November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham
38-43 Hampton Street,
Tel: 0121 233 1109
Winter In Eden (replacing Godyva)
November 8th at The Peel in Kingston, London:
160 CAMBRIDGE ROAD, KINGSTON,
SURREY KT1 3HH
TEL- 0208 546 3516
Tickets are available only from the Femme Metal Store. Price per ticket per day is £12.50 + 50p for recorded delivery.
In the weeks leading up to the festival, Beth, our dedicated U.K. correspondent, has been interviewing the bands on the roster. You can check out our extensive coverage here and expect more interviews and coverage from the Saturday show as well.
Colorado extreme metallers ENEMY REIGN were recently added to the illustrious Neurotic Deathfest 2010 lineup! The Neurotic Deathfest is Europe's premier indoor death metal event. Originally known as the Rotterdam Deathfest (2004 and 2005), the organizers changed the name to Neurotic Deathfest in 2006 when they decided to move the festivities to a new venue and city.
Other confirmed bands are as follows (in alphabetical order) :
Beneath The Massacre
Six Feet Under
Viral Load More...
Japanese metal band Dir En Grey has announced their first ever South Amiercan tour date as well as an intimate US tour. The tour dates are as follows:
11/08 - Chácara do Jockey São Paulo, Brazil
11/11 - The Blender Theatre at Gramercy [NIGHT 1] New York, NY
11/13 - The Blender Theatre at Gramercy [NIGHT 2] New York, NY
11/14 - The Blender Theatre at Gramercy [NIGHT 3] New York, NY
11/16 - The Metro, Chicago, IL
11/18 - The Gothic Theatre, Englewood, Co
11/20 - House of Blues (Sunset Strip) [NIGHT 1] West Hollywood, CA
11/22 - House of Blues (Sunset Strip) [NIGHT 2] West Hollywood, CA
11/23 - The Fillmore, Los Angeles, CA
Indiana black metal project PTAHIL has released debut MCD, "Ortus," via Stronghold Records. Formed in 2009 by multi-instruimentalist J. Mhaghnuis.
The tracklisting for "Ortus" is as follows:
1. "The Infinite Truth Of The Word Of God Is Translated By Corrupt Fallen Man"
2. "Dies Irae! Dies Illa! Solvet Saeclum In Favilla!"
Check out sample tracks on the official PTAHIL MySpace page.
In addition, three songs have been recorded for a split CD release with Satanik. The release is due out sometime in 2010.
Chicago's The Atlas Moth has announced the following tour dates in support of their latest album, "A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky:"
11/03 - The Kickstand - Gainesville, FL w/ Dark Castle
11/04 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL w/ Dark Castle
11/05 - Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
11/06 - The Warehouse - Jacksonville, FL w/ Dark Castle
11/07 - Lenny's - Atlanta, GA w/ Across Tundras, Dark Castle
11/08 - The Hangar - Greenville, SC w/ Dark Castle
11/09 - The Reservoir - Carrboro, NC
11/10 - The Triple - Richmond, VA
11/11 - Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia, PA w/ Wetnurse
11/12 - Sidebar - Baltimore, MD w/ Wetnurse
11/13 - Court Tavern - New Jersey w/ Wetnurse
11/14 - The Sweatshop - Providence, RI w/ Wetnurse
11/15 - Unit 11 - Allston, MA w/ Wetnurse
11/17 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY w/ Dark Castle, Wetnurse
11/18 - The Spot - Akron, OH w/ Dark Castle, Sofa King Killer, Rue
11/20 - Elbow Room - Ypsilanti, MI w/ Dark Castle, Ganon
11/21 - Mac's Bar - Lansing, MI w/ Dark Castle, Ganon
11/22 - Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Dark Castle, Struck By Lightning
11/23 - Belvederes - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Dark Castle, U.S. Christmas
11/24 - The Vollrath - Indianapolis, IN w/ Dark Castle
11/25 - Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Dark Castle, Black Tusk, Black Cobra, Plague Bringer More...
New Jersey blackened doom metal band Eternity Void has posted a new demo song, entitled "The Border Without...," on their MySpace page. The band broke up two years back and issues the following update regarding a possible reunion:
"It has been 2 years since I have updated this site. We felt it necessary to do something with ourselves."
"Please listen to this song very carefully. It is imperative that you also listen to the whole thing. consciousness." More...
American death metal legends Obituary has announced that they will be heading to South America for a headlining tour in December. Some shows (where marked) will be taking place with Austrian blackened death metal outfit Belphegor.
The tour dates are as follows: More...