Metal News for November 7, 2010
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada progressive death metal act Unicron has posted new songs online taken from its forthcoming EP "Powerbomb." The songs "Troll 2," "Its a Trap" and a cover of The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" are available for streaming. "Powerbomb" is set for an independent release on November 16th, 2010. You can view Unicron's official Myspace page here.
Just For Fun
Pop artists seem to love covering metal's classic tracks. Celine Dion, Shakira and Madonna have done it and now you can add Adam Lambert (American Idol season 8 runner-up) to that list. During an October 17, 2010 tour stop in Auckland, New Zealand Adam Lambert busted out Metallica's biggest hit "Enter Sandman." Surprisingly, the crowd knew the words. You can view the video below:
Here's another video with slightly better sound quality, as tipped by commenter 21stCentury:
A Day To Remember has posted the third studio blog in an on-going series to promote its forthcoming studio album "What Separates Me From You." The new album is set for release on November 16, 2010 through Victory Records.
You can view the video below:
New York doom metal act Kings Destroy has revealed the tracklisting for its debut full-length album. The album, titled "And the Rest Will Surely Parish," was produced by Sanford Parker (Zoroaster, The Gates of Slumber) at Water Music Recorders in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The track listing for Kings Destroy "And the Rest Will Surely Parish" is as follows:
1. The Mounty
2. Dusty Mummy
3. The Whittler
4. Planet XXY
7. Two Tons
8. Old Yeller
Obscure Progressive metal act Kayo Dot has revealed the final dates for its North American tour. The band are currently on the tour, which began on November 6th in Boston, in support of its latest release "Coyote."
In addition, There will be a limited release of Kayo Dot’s new Ep, titled "Stained Glass," out November 26th as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday, with a worldwide release on January 11th, 2011 through Hydra Head Records.
Kayo Dot Tour Dates
November 6 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
November 7 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase Student
November 8 – Montreal, QC @ Les Katacombes
November 9 – Ottawa, ON @ Cake Dekcuf
November 10 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
November 11 – Middletown, CT @ Eclectic House (Wesleyan University)
November 12 – Baltimore, MD @ Orion Studios
November 13 Bethlehem, PA @ Secret Art Space
November 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield
Alternative deathcore act Impending Doom has added three headlining off-dates to the end of its support tour with Chimaira and Daath. You view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
DAATH w/Chimaria, Impending Doom (*=Impending Doom headline date)
11/24 Chicago IL – House of Blues
11/26 Columbus OH – Al Rosa Villa
11/27 Detroit MI – Harpos
11/28 Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
11/29 Toronto ON – Opera House
11/30 Montreal QC – Club Soda
12/01 Poughkeepsie NY – The Chance
12/02 West Springfield VA – Jaxx
12/03 Allentown PA – Crocodile Rock
12/04 Lancaster PA – Chameleon Club
12/05 Lynchburg, VA – Crosspoint Venue*
12/07 East Ridge, TN – Warehouse Venue*
12/09 Joplin, MO – The Foundry*
American avant-grind act The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza has announced a small batch of tour dates set to take place throughout the month of November. The band are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release "Danza: III." You view the confirmed list of dates, cities and venues below:
11/19 Cookeville, TN – Amps And Ramps (w/ Born Of Osiris)
11/20 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue ("BBQ Fest")
11/21 Evansville, IN – Boney Junes (w /Born Of Osiris)
11/22 Bloomington, IN – Rhino’s
German extreme metal act Die Apokalyptischen Reiter has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Moral & Wahnsinn," is set for release on on February 25, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Here is the "Moral & Wahnsinn" tracklisting:
1. Die Boten
2. Gib Dich Hin
3. Hammer Oder Amboß
4. Dir Gehört Nichts
5. Dr. Pest
6. Moral & Wahnsinn
9. Wir Reiten
10. Hört Auf
11. Ein Liebes Lied
"Moral & Wahnsin" when translated into english means "Morality & Insanity."
Witchbreed vocalist has posted the following statement online:
"As some of you might know, I left Witchbreed due to my health that doesn't allow me to jump or bang my head until the other half of 2011. It wasn't fair for me to delay Witchbreed's work so, they are now looking for a new singer. I am not leaving The Project Hate. I am with them as they are with me. As you know, The Project Hate don't tour, so it doesn’t affect my life with them and even if they did tour, after May, I will be ready to rock the stages again! So be prepared because Ruby and The Project Hate are forever! So in the first half of 2011 the album of The Project Hate will be out and you can still hear me make some serious damage!!"
Witchbreed are currently seeking a replacement.
Shock thrash metal act Gwar has posted behind the scenes footage online through the Metal Blade Records YouTube channel. The video was shot for the track "Zombies, March" which appears on the band's forthcoming studio album "GWAR's Bloody Pit of Horror." The video was shot on location at The National in Richmond, Virginia by Fangoria director Dave McKendry. You can view the video below:
Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga has uploaded new drum cam footage of him performing the song "Digital (Did You Tell)" from the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar tour.
Roy Mayorga commented on the video by saying:
"This video was made by Arejay Hale (drummer for Halestorm) I thought this was so cool that He took the time and went out of his way to make this. I had no idea he was behind me filming this show until a few days ago. This was from the Uproar tour we did together over the Summer. "Arejay you sneaky bastard I love you" Anyway you hear the original studio track in and out of this video though Arejay did his best to sync it up for refference.....kind of a rough process to do only because We play the song a bit faster live. But this video will show you exactly how to play the song 'Digital'."
You can view the video below:
American sludge metal act Weedeater has announced its participation for the forthcoming edition of the Roadburn Festival. Roadburn 2011 iss et to take place betwen Thursday, April 14 and Saturday, April 16 at the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland. There will be an additional afterburner event on Sunday, April 17, 2011.
Roadburn 2011 Confirmed Line-Up:
Finnish extreme metal act Impaled Nazarene has posted new, quality live footage online. The footage was captured during the band's performance on November 5, 2010 at Dante's Highlight in Helsinki Finland. You can view the video below:
Swedish folk metal act and Napalm Records recording artists Fejd has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Gryning" which appears on the band's second album, "Eifur," which was released last month through Napalm Records. The video was directed by Daniel Strom. You can view the video below:
Griftegard has posted a live video clip online of the band performing the song "Punishment and Ordeal," which can be viewed below.
Drummer Matthias Voigt of Heaven Shall Burn has issued the following update regarding his sitting out on their upcoming tour:
"The HSB/ AILD-tour just started and I'm completely sure that all of the shows are going to be great! Unfortunately, I'm forced to sit out this tour. Due to some back injury, I won't be able to make it through this 4-week-run. I'm feeling well at the very moment, but there is too much responsibility towards my own health, my bandmates and, of course, also towards you guys, who pay to see a good show. I guess everyone understands I'm disappointed, but at the same time I'm glad and thankful that, once again, our friend Christian Bass (DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT, WHITE EYES) will step in. It won't be his first time with HSB and he really knows how to do it. I will be back as soon as possible. I'm wishing all of you an amazing time at the shows!"
Arkan has issued the following announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:
"Arkan will enter the Studio Fredman in Gothenburg (Sweden) 11/08 to record their upcoming album which will be entitled 'Salam.' The band will post a daily studio report on the website and the MySpace page with photos and videos."
The new album "Salam" will be the follow-up to Arkan's 2008 full-length album "Hilal."
Undivine Essence has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new permanent drummer:
"So.... after a long while of depending on friends and session drummers, we are finally very proud and pleased to announce that after recording with us the 2 tracks for the split, Alex (aka Phenex) has decided to fill in for permanent drummer in Undivine Essence.
"Phenex has/is taking part in various Israeli metal project such as: Nature's elements, Anora Dimentia and Earthworm... Along with Ronnie's recent joining on bass guitar, these 2 new members finally provide an option for live shows, so that would be the next thing to do. Besides that, UE and our good friends Nature's Elements will appear on the 'The Pit of the Damned' metal radio show. We thank Franz and 'The pit of the damned' very much for the support!"
Sweden's Demonical has issued the following update about the band's upcoming album:
"We have set 'Death Infernal' as the title for our upcoming third full-length album. Some of the chants tentative to be included are:
‘The Arrival of Armageddon’
‘All will Perish (The Final Liberation)’
‘March for Victory’
‘From Northern Shores’
"Final track listing to be presented later. The album is currently being recorded. mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studios in Alvik, Sweden, under the leadership of Sverker Widgren, our front commander. December 31st is set as the deadline for the recording, the curse will then be released upon mankind in April 2011 through Cyclone Empire. Exact release date tba. Other individuals taking part in the creation of 'Death Infernal' are Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media and photographer Soile Siirtola.
"Death Infernal will be a lethal dose of fast Stockholm-style old-school death metal mixed with more epic and cold elements, hence creating the most deadly and victorious soundtrack for the upcoming downfall of Mother Earth. The album will be supported by a headlining tour across European soil during May 2011."
As You Drown has issued the following brief recap of the a recent live show and announcement about upcoming activity:
"Thank you, Borås! Big thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support in Borås last night, as well as the guys from Evocation and Inevitable End. We had a fucking blast and all of you were simply amazing! Get ready to hear more from AYD in 2011, both touring and recording-wise..."'
As You Drown tracks are also available for streaming via this location.
Asphyx has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"Asphyx have finished the recordings of the Majesty cover Bestial Vomit and the new song
We Doom You To Death for the split 7" with Finnish Hooded Menace which will be released on Doomentia Records. The Majesty cover will appear on the upcoming split 7" with Dutch death/thrash band Thanatos. The lyrics are in Dutch dialect."
You can also check out Asphyx tracks available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
Avenged Sevenfold has issued the following statement to the band's Spanish and Italian fans:
"Message to Spanish and Italian fans: 2 of the most incredible fan and concert experiences we have ever had were in our concerts in Barcelona and Milan. The crowds were louder then the instruments! Thank you all so much for the support and we cannot wait to return. With love and respect, A7X."
The upcoming Avenged Sevenfold tour dates are as follows:
11/7 2010 Brighton Centre Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM
11/8 2010 Olympia Dublin, IRELAND
11/11 2010 Live Music Hall Cologne, GERMANY
11/12 2010 Rockhal Box Luxembourg, n/a, LUXEMBOURG
11/14 2010 Zenith France, N/A, FRANCE
11/15 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
11/16 2010 Markthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
11/19 2010 Baltiska Halle Malmo, SWEDEN
11/24 2010 Spektrem Oslo, NORWAY
12/11 2010 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - The Joint Las Vegas, NV
2/26 2011 RNA Showgrounds Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
2/27 2011 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, Australia
3/4 2011 Melbourne Showgrounds Melbourne, Australia
3/5 2011 Bonython Park Adelaide, Australia
3/7 2011 Steel Blue Oval Perth, Australia
Cradle of Filth recently released its ninth studio album "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa." The band has uploaded a teaser for the new album, which can be viewed below.
Texas based act Decrepitaph has issued the following update about working on a new full-length album:
"We have begun recording our new full length album which will be coming around February 2011 on Razorback Recordings. You can expect our signature sound once again! More info soon.
"We have confirmed a few more releases for 2011. A new update will come next week with all of our plans for next year. We don't want to load up this blog with everything at once, but expect a new blog with tons of updates SOON. That's all for now. Come check us out in Fort Worth, TX, next Saturday!"
Hatebreed has announced the following upcoming Japanese, European, and U.S. tour dates:
11/8 Club Quattro Tokyo, JAPAN
11/10 Bottom Line Nagoya, JAPAN
11/11 Club Quattro Osaka, JAPAN
12/6 The Fleece Bristol, City of Br, gb
12/7 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, Midlands, UNITED KINGDOM
12/8 The Garage Glasgow, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM
12/9 Corporation Sheffield, Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
12/10 Institute (venue change) Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
12/11 The Sugarmill Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-T, UNITED KINGDOM
12/13 The Cockpit Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
12/14 Manchester Club Academy Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
12/15 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UNITED KINGDOM
12/16 Garage Highbury London, Greater Lo, UNITED KINGDOM
12/27 Lost Horizon Syracuse, New York
12/28 Crocodile Rock Cafe Allentown, PA
12/29 The Chance Poughkeepsie, New York
12/30 Webster Theatre Hartford, CT
It’s undeniable that heavy metal has some of the most talented and confident vocalists in the world. Some are merely copies of the genre’s best, while others create a style so unique it can become as synonymous with their band as a guitarist’s style or drummer’s beats. Perhaps nowhere in the history of American heavy metal is there a vocalist more unique than Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, of New Jersey based thrashers, Overkill.
Overkill was formed in 1980 after drummer, Rat Skates and bassist D.D. Verni left their punk band, The Lubricunts. They quickly recruited Ellsworth on vocals and hit the East Coast club scene with full force, mainly performing covers but with a few originals seeping in. After releasing a demo entitled, "Power In Black," the group gained some interest from record labels, resulting in their debut self-titled EP. The success of the EP earned Overkill a multi-album record deal with Megaforce Records, one of the biggest metal based record companies at the time, through whom they released their first full length album, "Feel The Fire," in 1985, which was instantly hailed a thrash metal masterpiece. They released their next album, "Taking Over" in 1987, which Megaforce distributed in co-operation with major label, Atlantic, enabling the band to produce their first music video in the form of, "In Union We Stand." More...