Metal News for November 6, 2010
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor has issued an update about the reissuing of the band's seminal album "Pretty Hate Machine." Here are the details:
"I’m happy to finally announce the re-issue of the first Nine Inch Nails record “Pretty Hate Machine,” releasing worldwide 11/22. UMe and Bicycle Music Group managed to locate the original mixes, so I went in the studio with Tom Baker and remastered it for a greatly improved sonic experience. In addition, Rob reinterpreted Gary Talpas’ original cover to make for a fresh new package.
"It’s been an interesting trip watching the fate of this record float from one set of hands to another (a long and depressing story) but it’s finally wound up in friendly territory, allowing us to polish it up a bit and present it to you now. We had fun revisiting this old friend, hope you enjoy."
A bootleg video of Metallica performing "Creeping Death" at Activision’s "Call of Duty: Black Ops" launch concert in Hanger 8 of the Santa Monica Airport has surfaced. Check it out below.
Metallica's setlist for the concert was as follows:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Harvester of Sorrow
Fade to Black
Sad But True
Master of Puppets
Stone Cold Crazy
Jordanian melodic death/doom metal band Falling Leaves posted their 2010 demo album for free download this summer. It's still available here for download.
You can also check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player.
Two of Brazil's premier metal bands, Sepultura and Angra, have been confirmed for next year's edition of the famous Rock In Rio festival. The event is one of the biggest music festivals in the world and will take place at the end of September – beginning of October 2011 in The City Of Rock in the Olympic Park, in Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. About 40 million Reals will be invested in this territory of 150 thousand square meters by the prefecture of the city, this sum is already present in the modernization budget of this place for the Olympic Games 2016.
Funeral In Heaven has posted the news song "Bandhana (Gatahaththey Kathaa Wasthuwa)" on their MySpace player. The new song is off the upcoming HYPNOTIC DIRGE RECORDS compilation, due out on November 7, 2010.
The final version of the song will appear on the upcoming split release with Plecto Aliquem Capite on Dunkelheit Productions this year, along with one more contribution track for the release.
ThanatoSchizO has issued the following announcement about pushing back the release date of the band's new album:
"Due to editorial rescheduling contingencies, Origami’s release, ThanatoSchizO’s fifth album, will be postponed to January, 2011. Therefore, the acceptance period for pre-orders of the exclusive promotional pack will be extended until the 17th December. To do so, pay a visit to this location. The group revealed its joy and appreciation for the numerous pre-orders already received and assures that the material will be sent as soon as it is available.
"Moreover, it is also guaranteed that one of Origami’s themes will be accessible in the next month, as a sort of Christmas gift. In addition to this, the album’s set list, the promotional photos and the renewed site+myspace will also be disclosed. At the moment, the band is handling the scheduling of concerts to 2011, thus being receptive to invitations."
Tristania has announced an upcoming live show in Israeli at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv on January 21st, 2011. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed here. You can also view the video for "Year of the Rat," off the band's new album "Rubicon," below. More...
Scythia has uploaded a new tour video blog, "Vlog," from last week's stop in Windsor, ON. Over the last six weeks Scythia has been on their "Exiled Across Canada Tour" in promotion of their debut album "...Of War." The album was released on October 5th as a "Pay What You Want Album" via BandCamp.
View the video "Vlog # 6 Scythia in Windsor - Amour?" below:
Remaining Scythia "Exiled Across Canada" tour dates are as follows:
November 5, 2010 - DV8, Edmonton, AB
November 6, 2010 - The Dirty Jersey, Kamloops, BC
November 7, 2010 - Funky Winkerbeans, Vancouver, BC
Guitarist Björn Larsson of Mordbrand has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:
"Finally! Here's a new track from our upcoming E.P. 'Crowning of the Apocalypse!' The track is entitled 'Deathbound,' and it's the first Mordbrand-song with Per mastering the grunts. It's also the first death metal recording since God Macabre called it quits in 1991 or so. 'Crowning of the Apocalypse' will be released on vinyl in early 2011. Hope you dig the new stuff as much as we do! To the death!"
Spain's In Loving Memory is currently in The Rock Studios in Bilbao recording an upcoming album. The band has checked in with the following update on the recording process:
"Hi folks! We have just finished today the recording of rhythm guitars that with the drums are the base of the music. Right now this new album rhythm section is sounding more powerful then ever. We'll record this Sunday the lead & harmonic guitars as well as acoustic ones. Monday will be the time for bass. We'll keep you updated."
Massachusseets based act Lich King has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarists:
"Due to scheduling and transportation issues, Erick and Kevin are leaving Lich King. Erick’s got a band closer to home starting up, called Hanging Judge, and Kevin’s going for his master’s degree. None of this is personal in this amicable split, we love these guys and wish them the best. Even still, we’re so going to badmouth them in our Behind The Music episode.
"So, part 2 of the announcement. Can you see where this is going? That’s right. We’re announcing a nationwide hunt for two new Lich King members. Joe’s upgrading to guitar so we need a guitarist and a bassist.
"If you - Can play aggressively, Have your own gear, Can practice in Greenfield, MA once a week or so, Are willing and able to tour, Aren’t a dick - you could join the greatest thrash metal band in all of space-time. Write us at LichKingMetal@gmail.com and we’ll set up an audition. We're hoping to be back in fighting form by the end of the year, because we've got bigger things lined up for next year. More...
Canadian death metal plague bearers MITOCHONDRION have completed work on their new album “Parasignosis.” An MP3 of the track "Trials" can be downloaded at this location.
To be released January of 2011, the tracklisting for “Parasignosis” goes as follows:
01. Plague Evockation (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part I)
02. Lex Ego Exitium (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part II)
03. Tetravirulence (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part III)
07. Banishment (Undecaphosphoric)
11. Ambient Outro
Torche recently made an appearance on Fox News' "Red Eye" late night show to discuss their new album. You can check out the video of their appearance below:
Swiss metal band SAMAEL has posted the track "Antigod" at their MySpace page.
Singer Vorph comments, "Here’s the song we chose to give you a taste of our new album. Sound wise, 'Antigod' stands between the up-tempo tracks and ultra heavy ones of our new recordings. As for the lyrics, we’ve expressed our views on the religious matter before but with this track, we made our position clearer than with any previous song. 'Antigod' doesn’t resume the whole album but it gives you a good idea of what’s about to come…"
The "Antigod" EP [cover art] tracklisting is as follows:
02. Into The Pentagram (2010)
03. Reign Of Light (Live)
04. Slavocracy (Live)
05. Antigod (Dark Night Remix)
06. Ten Thousand Years
"Grapes Of Wrath" the new music video from Boston MA area traditional heavy metal/thrashers Ravage will premiere on the video game blog D-Pad D-bags this Monday November 8th at 3:00 p.m. EST. The clip was filmed back in the summer of 2009, but had to be sent back for a number of re-edits due to some controversial parodic subject matter, violent content and special effects issues.
Ravage singer Al Ravage commented, "I'm proud of what we were able to put together with this video despite a non-existent budget. I think we were able to get our message across in a very entertaining way. The song itself speaks to the personal struggles of the people of our generation as we try to wade through the turbulent waters of this rough economic and social climate. Everyone our age knows someone who has lost his or her job, been burdened by ever increasing credit card or student loan debt and dually had to deal with the fallout of two on-going foreign wars. The song basically is a wake-up call to the brain-dead media personalities and political figures who sit idly by as the world tears itself appart and try to blame music or art for the problems of today's youth. As for the video, as usual, we threw quite a bit in the blender for you all to keep it interesting - including some comedy, some gore, some parody, and a not-so subtle homage to one of our favorite Judas Priest videos. Working with Egan from LAWSON: WHITE HEAT was a blast 'in particular' and I'm sure all members of the Society For World Wide Ravage will get a kick out of this video."
The video was directed by John Koziol who last worked on the feature-length action comedy film LAWSON: WHITE HEAT and has previously worked on video projects for such diverse artists as AGNOSTIC FRONT and THE WU-TANG CLAN.
German thrash metal band DuskMachine has announced their new singer as Joe Comeau. The band has issued the following update:
"The DuskMachine is very happy to present its new frontman: Joe Comeau."
"Most people will know Joe from his amazing work as a guitar-player for OVERKILL and singer for bands such as ANNIHILATOR, TAD MOROSE and LIEGE LORD. Being friends for several years, he joined almost immediately when we contacted him. Joe has already recorded several songs and his singing is incredible. You can call him "the voice". But let the man speak for himself:"
"Dear Friends and fellow Metalheads-
As I now begin a new musical journey, it is with great honor to not only be in a band with such awesome musicians, but great friends as well! I have played on stages all over the world with Randy and Russ in a previous band and I have known them all (including Nikolai) for a number of years. Great music is not only formed by complimenting each other musically, but by working together as a unit. It is about time that the four of us banded together to create some killer tunes and memories, which I promise to you is being done at this moment! I have remained quiet for too long. The time has come. The time is now. Let us crush."