Metal News for November 9, 2009
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Egyptian themed technical death metallers Nile recently released their latest album "Those Whom The Gods Detest" on November 3rd in North America. Two samples tracks from the album "Utterances of the Crawling Dead" and "Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld" are currently streaming at Nile's MySpace page. Nile front man Karl Sanders filled me in on the themes of the albums' tracks and the band's upcoming European and U.S. tours. More...
We, The Undersigned have issued the following road report from their current Canadian tour:
"November 1st - The Vinyl - Guelph, ON Our first official show of the tour has us playing in the beautiful city of Guelph ON. This is exciting because sharing the bill with us is local tech-metal masters Time, The Destroyer. Also sharing this bill with us is the 'Triad in Blood,' Vancouver’s own Ninjaspy. They’ll be playing every show with us until November 21st in Vancouver at which point we’ll sadly part ways, hopefully a little wiser than the day we left our home in NB.
"Anyone who’s been to Guelph knows that The Vinyl is probably the best venue in town for a rock show. The place can probably hold 200-300 but since it’s only us in town we brought out 50-60 head-bangers. Someday though, we’ll pack the place. Good times.
"November 4th - The Green Bottle - Oshawa ON Similarly to our last venture across this great country, we’ve become victims of unreliable promoters and found our Nov 2nd and Nov 3rd in Toronto and Hamilton canceled. Although these days off were quite useful as we accomplished numerous things that should’ve been done before tour, we were itching to destroy Oshawa tonight, hopefully in front of a decent pile of people. And so... More...
California's Ancestors have issued the following announcement about appearing at the Roadburn Festival 2010:
"We're very excited to announce that we've accepted an invitation to play ROADBURN FESTIVAL in April 2010 in Tilburg, Holland. We'll be playing the Green Room at 013 on Thursday, April 15. We will also be doing a short European tour around the festival with our good friends Night Horse. We would like to thank Walter and company for granting us this exciting opportunity. More news to come as the tour dates materialize!"
More information on the festival can be found here.
Norwegian doom metallers Syrach have posted footage online of their performance with Pentagram and Trouble in Zlin, Czech Republic on October 8th. The video clip can be viewed below.
TheMetalheadz.com has posted a video interview online with vocalist Dale Butler of UK metallers Malefice. The video clip can be viewed below.
Dutch metallers Edge of Serenity have announced they will be supporting Marduk during select dates of the "Funeral Nation 2010" tour. The currently confirmed dates with Edge of Serenity are as follows:
24.01.2010 Vosselaar - Biebob (BE)
25.01.2010 Nijmegen - Doornroosje (NL)
26.01.2010 Zwolle - Hedon (NL)
27.01.2010 Rotterdam - Baroeg (NL)
Unexpect has issued the following recap of the European Progressive Nation Tour alongside Dream Theater and Opeth:
"Time flies fast and we're already back in Montreal after a most intense adventure. The European Progressive Nation Tour '09 is now part of the past. A titanic thanks goes : To all the crew who worked each day like insane beasts to make this musical orgy happens ; To the fans from every countries...you rocked so much and gave us such a warm welcome...it was unbelievable ! ; Big Elf and Opeth...we couldn't have better companions to enjoy the ride we salute you and can't wait for our roads to cross again ;) ...And of course, heartfelt thanks to Mike Portnoy and Dream Theater for inviting us to share this epic musical tribune...you guys have been perfect hosts !
"We got some more pictures on our myspace page to commemorate it all so go check those out ! Also created a FAN ART/TATTOOS section in the pictures section so don't hesitate to send us your unexpect related creations ! In addition to that, we collected a couple of videos from the tour that people posted on youtube on our Official youtube channel including Landryx's Jam with Portnoy at the Wembley Arena of London...(which ended by a drummer quartet!) and since we played a new song in our set list, some people obviously filmed it... so here's a chance to glimpse a small parcel of the upcoming cd ;) For those who know the Computer game Frets on Fire (similar to guitar hero), someone programmed our song 'Vespers Gold' from first album Utopia to play along!
"Now that we're back home, we'll finish up the mix of the new album with Jef Fortin as soon as he gets back from his own tour. We won't be doing any more shows for a while now until we release the album so don't miss the chance to see us at the Trois-Rivières Metalfest next weekend!"
German death metallers Lifeless have announced they have inked a new record deal with Ibex Moon Records to release their upcoming as-yet-untitled album. Samples tracks from Lifeless can be found at their official MySpace page. Lifeless will also be playing the 2010 Torture Fest. The details are as follows:
2/26 2010 Torture Fest Moers, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Billboard.com is reporting that Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" will be banned from public display in Germany. Excerpts from the article follow:
The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from Nov. 11 on account of its depictions of sadism/masochism, which have been deemed to be harmful to children and young people.
Announcing this ruling, Petra Meier, the deputy president of the Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People, cited the track "Ich tue Dir Weh" ("I Want to Hurt You") as well as the artwork showing guitarist Richard Kruspe with a masked, naked woman on his knees. The Federal Office objected to the fact that the track includes lines such as "Bites, kicks, heavy blows, nails, pincers, blunt saws - Tell me what you want."
The German Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People in Bonn also criticized the single "Pussy," stating that it incites listeners to engage in unprotected sexual intercourse despite the risk of AIDS, although the single was not officially part of the ruling banning the album.More...
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
Finnish metallers Moonsorrow have issued the following announcement about canceling their November 14th tour date:
"Moonsorrow's show in Bulgaria canceled!! We are very sorry to announce that we had to cancel our show in Sofia on November 14th. Our bassist/vocalist Ville Sorvali's back had to be operated in an emergency situation. An intervertebral disc in his back was ruptured resulting in a pinched spinal nerve, so he could not even walk for days. The operation went smoothly and he should recover in time for the shows in Russia. We are extremely sorry about the cancellation and we hope to play in Bulgaria sometime later! Any pre-ordered tickets will be refunded by the organizer."
Job For A Cowboy has issued the following road report:
"Charn from Job for a Cowboy here checking in and filling everyone in on what's shaking in the Job for a Cowboy camp these day. Quite a lot has been happening with us these days, what with touring with Lamb of God, Gwar, and the Red Chord along with a seemingly endless run of bad luck with our transportation, which I will get to later.
"Anyway, lets start off with a positive note. We were lucky enough to have all of our family issues resolved by October 26th and came back on tour with our first show being in Buffalo, NY. Super excited about being there a day early we decided to go to the place where Buffalo Wings supposedly originated a restaurant/bar called the Anchor Bar. Needless to say the food was delicious, the beer was flowing and the flat screen televisions were aplenty. After Al, Thomas (our bus driver) and myself ate there when we arrived in buffalo at the bus station we were off to pick up the rest of the fellows at the airport after they had had numerous flight delays and other things setting them back from entering blustery northeastern New York. With them on the bus we decided to park by the venue and head back down to the Anchor Bar to chow down for one last time that evening. With the exception of a very drunk man yelling at the Phillies on the television and ranting about the Yankees everything was going swimmingly until an obviously drunk man and his wife entered the bar. This is when things got awkward. More...
Mastic Scum have announced they will release their new album "Dust" on November 13th through Twilight Records. An e-card with samples from the album can be found at this location. A teaser trailer for the album can also be viewed below. More...
Finland's Amoral has issued the following tour recap and announcement about working on new material:
"We made it back alive! The falling down the stairs, the near-broken ribs, the 't-shirt incident,' the breaking into our own van, the 16 000 km of driving in one month. Still, we'd get back on the road tomorrow if that was an option! We wanna thank Amorphis for being the great headliners that they were, and for taking us with them in the first place. Thanks to Before the Dawn for being the best possible co-support act, things have never run smoother. The crew, especially our designated driver Peki and our tour master Joey, you guys rule! Sami-Hannu, the sound engineer, for making us sound good night after night. Tuomas from BTD for stepping up and helping us out in Prague in our time of need. And the thousands of people we had the pleasure to play to this past month: thank you very much for the warm responses, the kind words after the shows and just for showing up in time to catch the first band of the evening! We hope to see you all real soon...
"Back home now, we have the rest of the year off. Well, off from playing shows anyhow. The plan is to start working on new songs immediately. A bunch of new ideas have been waiting even before the tour, and new riffs were worked on every day at the back stages across Europe, so we have a lot to go with already. No schedules or deadlines yet whatsoever, but naturally we'll let you know as soon as something comes up."
Arsenic Addiction has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:
"Well this has been long overdue! As of September 1st, 2009, Arsenic Addiction is pleased to welcome our new member/drummer Scott Hurtado. We are stoked to have Scott be apart of Arsenic Addiction and our future. Formerly Scott played for an awesome local band named 'Last of the Bloodline.' Paul DeMann has moved on to personal goals and dreams and Arsenic Addiction wishes him the best of luck, he will be missed. With our final line-up Arsenic Addiction thanks all of you for your support, and hopes to become the unstoppable force we want to be."
New Jersey metallers Ataraxia, who recently parted ways with lead guitarist Ryan Pecca, have issued the following statement about parting with their rhythm guitarist Matt Cesari:
"And another one bites the dust... Yesterday we parted ways with Rhythm guitarist Matt Cesari. It was a very amicable split and we look forward to hearing whatever Matt does in the future. Unfortunately Matt just wasn't on board with the direction the band was heading it (more songs like Crawl Through Knives and Burning). So hey if you want to play guitar in our band we have about 7 originals written and some merch, just fill out the form here."
Bonded By Blood has issued the following statement about finishing the writing process for their new album:
"Well where to start. We had a great run this yr with the tours in support for Feed The Beast we did a west coast tour a full USA tour and 2 European tours. We got great feedback and had lots of fun. A lot has happened since then. We have been working really hard to give you a great 2nd album. We don't want to disappoint and I'm pretty sure you wont be. We also lost a great friend and bassist but quickly found a great replacement in a guy named Jerry Garcia, some of you locals may know him as the Taking Over Bassist, which has brought great ideas to the BBB table. Now on to the juicy stuff...
"The new album: We are almost done writing. We have also demoed some songs for our listening pleasure. It also helps me write lyrics. I have shown some of my really close friends and allies and they love it. Its a step up from the old stuff and a step in the right direction. We have a couple of album names floating around but nothing is set in stone. We have narrowed down some studios in LA and around the area as well as producers. There is also a really cool artist that instantly captivated our eyes with his work I'm pretty sure you will love him as well once you see the art. The sound and subject matter is a bit different than our last attempt but in a good way. Its heavier fast and a bit more technical and precise. Still has that BBB taste. We are trying to get in the studio in December or maybe even January. So this new untitled album will be out early next yr. I know you cant wait to get your palms on it. Shit Im fucking excited to get my palms on it. More...
Ensiferum have issued the following statement about canceling their tour date in Ft. Lauderdale on November 10th:
"We are sorry to announce that the show on 10/11 at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale has been canceled due to circumstances beyond Ensiferum's control. We are sorry to our fans in Florida, but hope to return as soon as we get an opportunity."
Ensiferum's updated tour schedule is as follows:
06.11.2009 Jaxx - Springfield, VA w/ Swashbuckle
07.11.2009 Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA w/ Swashbuckle
08.11.2009 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
09.11.2009 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11.11.2009 AKA Lounge (part of the Anti*Pop Music Festival) - Orlando, FL
13.11.2009 Meridian - Houston, TX
14.11.2009 Emo's - Austin, TX
15.11.2009 Ridglea Theatre- Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
17.11.2009 Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
18.11.2009 Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
19.11.2009 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
20.11.2009 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
21.11.2009 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
22.11.2009 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
23.11.2009 Warehouse - Calgary, AB
24.11.2009 Starlite - Edmonton, AB
27.11.2009 The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB
28.11.2009 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
29.11.2009 Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, IL
30.11.2009 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
01.12.2009 Opera House - Toronto, ON w/ Swashbuckle
02.12.2009 Imperial - Quebec City, QC w/ Swashbuckle
03.12.2009 Medley - Montreal, QC w/ Swashbuckle
04.12.2009 The Palladium - Worcester, MA w/ Swashbuckle
05.12.2009 Irving Plaza - New York, NY w/ Swashbuckle
Every Time I Die has added on an extra Christmas show to their tour schedule, which will take place on Sunday, December 27th at the Mohawk Place in Buffalo, New York. Special guests will be announced later. Every Time I Die's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Evile have announced they will be performing a string of UK tour dates in 2010. Evile's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows:
12/7 MIKE ALEXANDER Memorial Show - Rios Leeds
12/8 MIKE ALEXANDER Memorial Show - Underworld London
1/14 2010 Barfly Cardiff
1/15 2010 Central Station Wrexham
1/16 2010 Fibbers York
1/17 2010 Cathouse Glasgow
1/18 2010 University Newcastle
1/20 2010 Academy 3 Manchester
1/21 2010 Rock City Nottingham
1/22 2010 Rios Leeds
1/23 2010 Thekla Bristol
1/24 2010 Underworld London
1/25 2010 Civic Hall Wolverhampton
Norwegian metallers Leprous have posted a live video clip online of their performance in Oslo on the 10th of October 2009. The video clip can be viewed below.
Leaves' Eyes has issued the following update about bassist Oliver Holzwarth joining them on tour:
"Blind Guardian / Tarja bassist Oliver Holzwarth jumps in for Alla Fedynitch playing in Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity for the rest of the year. The first concert with Leaves' Eyes and Oliver Holzwarth on bass already took place on Halloween in Triora at the '3rd Autunnonero Halloeen Gothic Fest' including 6000 visitors. A big Thank You goes out to all the people responsible, all staff members and the great audience in Triora for giving us such a great tour start for the 'Njord' album!"
The upcoming dates for the Beauty and the Beast tour are as follows:
13.11.2009 DE – Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
14.11.2009 NL – Sneek, Bolwerk
15.11.2009 LUX – Esch, Rockhal
16.11.2009 CH – Pratteln, Z7
17.11.2009 DE – Essen, Turock
18.11.2009 NL – Zandaam, DeKade
19.11.2009 NL – Dordrecht, Bibelot
20.11.2009 BE – Vosselaar, Biebob
21.11.2009 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
22.11.2009 F – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
23.11.2009 F – Paris, Le Glaz'Art
24.11.2009 DE – Köln, LMH
25.11.2009 DE – Berlin, K17
26.11.2009 DE – München, Backstage
27.11.2009 HU – Budapest, Diesel
28.11.2009 CZ – Zlin, Novesta / Winter Masters of Rock Festival
20.12.2009 D - Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik / Christmas Festival with Powerwolf, Kissin Dynamite, Elevate, Metusa, Maradona
Metallica has issued the following statement about their live show filmed in Nimes, France seeing a theatrical screening in France:
"If you live in France or will be visiting this Monday or Tuesday, check out a special preview of 'Francais Pour Une Nuit,' the live DVD filmed in Nimes, France on July 7, 2009. You can own a copy of the DVD on November 23, but here is a chance to see it first and on the big screen at 17 Kinepolis or Europalace cinemas across the country on Monday, November 9 or Tuesday November 10 depending on the location. Reservations for places will be available here. More...
Outloud has added the following dates to their "We'll Rock You To Hell Over Greece" tour:
12/12 TBA Heraklion, Crete island (GR)
12/13 NOTOS CLUB Hania, Crete island (GR)
12/16 "RADIO ARVYLA" TV show on ANT 1 Greece & Worldwide
12/17 8 BALL CLUB Thessaloniki (GR)
12/18 STONE BAR Patras (GR)
12/19 TBC Ioannina (GR)
12/20 KYTTARO CLUB Athens (GR)
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about drummer Gavin Harrison holding a drum workshop in March 2010:
"Gavin will be doing a drum workshop in March next year. During the demonstration Gavin will be playing and explaining the drumming parts for some PT tracks as well as shedding light on the material he has produced by bassist / vocalist 05Ric. As if all this wasn’t enough fun, Gav will be doing a Q&A after the demonstration. The session will take place at Mr. Kryps, Parkstone, in Poole, UK on 18th March 2010. Tickets are on sale now and as it’s an intimate venue folks are advised to book their place right now."
Las Vegas metallers Spun In Darkness have announced they will be embarking on a west coast tour in April of 2010. Their currently projected tour schedule is as follows:
11/21 2009 ayo’s Las Vegas, Nevada
4/21 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Los Angeles, California
4/22 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA San Francisco, California
4/23 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Eugene, Oregon
4/24 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Portland, Oregon
Tarsha, the band that features ex-Adler's Appetite vocalist Sheldon Tarsha, has announced a live show alongside 80's metal tribute/parody band Steel Panther. The show will take place on Monday, November 30th at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Fans can RSVP here to get in free before 10:00 PM.
Norwegian black metal band Troll has officially announced the release dates of "Neo-Satanic Supremacy" through Napalm Records. The dates are as follows:
1/27 – Finland, Spain
1/29 – Germany, Austria Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
2/1– Rest of Europe
2/9 – USA/Canada
The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that Steven Tyler has quit hard rock act Aerosmith after their recent performance in Abu Dhabi. Excerpts from the article follow:
“Steven quit as far as I can tell,” Guitarist Joe Perry said from his Boston home. “I don’t know anymore than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don’t know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don’t know.”
Part of the problem, he says, is that Tyler doesn’t return his phone calls. “He’s notorious for that,” Perry said. “That’s one thing I’ve learned to live with. I try to overlook it. I like to pick my battles. Frankly, the last few months I’ve been wanting not to rock the boat. I don’t want him canceling any more gigs. We really wanted to do these last four. We just kind of didn’t want to call him out or anything and get him anymore pissed off, for whatever reason. So we just let things lie. So we did the gigs and, like I said, I got off the plane and saw this online. That’s how I know about it.”
Most of Aerosmith’s recent world tour was canceled in August after Tyler fell from the stage at a Sturgis, S.D., concert and broke his shoulder. The band members were unhappy with Tyler over the incident. However, Aerosmith salvaged the final leg of the tour, including two shows in Hawaii and one Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before more than 50,000 fans.
UPDATE: Tyler has since refuted the claim that he has left the band.
Read the full article at Las Vegas Sun.
Bring Me The Horizon has announced two after show parties for their coming tour dates with DJ KC Blitz. The details are as follows:
The winners of the 2009 Australian Metal Awards, which were conducted by the Association for Australian Heavy Metal, have been officially announced. The winners are as follows:
Best Album Cover:
Psycroptic - (Ob)Servant
Best Youth Band:
Song of the Year:
“Refuse the Sickness” – Chaos Divine More...
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. Although I can't say I've ever had the pleasure of visiting the country music capital of the world, I can say I've been delving into their more depressing side. More depressing than a bottle of whiskey and singing about heartbreaks to your dog? You bet, because we're delving into three new doom metal bands from the American mid-east.
To start off, the band Loss is one of my favorite underground bands. Coming onto the scene in 2004 with the lauded "Life Without Hope...Death Without Reason" demo, Loss plays an epic neoclassicical death/doom of a particularly morbid variety. Loss's last release was a four way split including Aussie funeral doom legend Mournful Congregation, which should hold the band's pedigree to be suffice. Whispers in the trees were that the band may have a full length coming out on Profound Lore Records called "Despond," so keep tuned to Metal Underground for future news. Until then, the "Life Without Hope..." demo is available to hear on the band's MySpace player. More...
Californian heavy metal outfit Armored Saint has posted a new video online which shows drummer Gonzo Sandoval tracking drums for the song, "Head On." You can check it out below. The band are currently recording their first studio album since 2000's "Revelation" record. The new album does not have a confirmed title as of yet but some of the songs scheduled to appear on the record include, "La Raza," "Blues," "Black Feet" and "Chilled" amongst others. More...
Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover has checked in with an update regarding the bands upcoming tour of the United States and other topics. The message reads as follows:
"Needless to say here that I am looking forward to this American tour leg, especially around this time of year, as I am hoping to see some snow (though I am not certain 'where' or 'If' I will see any) Ya, I know some of you are shaking your little Metal heads in non-approval, but hey, living here in Atlanta (and being a frost-bitten Canadian boy) I have to say I do miss seeing the snow during the winter months, so hopefully I will see a decent amount. I was just talking to Willie Gee about during our 2004 North American tour we did with our friends in EXODUS around this time of year, we were stranded en route to Denver for about 12 hours at a truck stop due to a massive blizzard in the Denver area. The first blizzard blast I had seen in a long while at that point - As well, I always enjoy sharing a stage with my friends in Machine Head, so it will be good seeing them once again on this tour leg. Of course, all of us were saddened to hear that Tom Araya (SLAYER) had to undergo back surgery, and thus, we had to put the Canadian Carnage shows on hold for a bit. We all wish Tom a super speedy recovery and the best of health. Look for new info pertaining to these Canadian Carnage shows in the not too distant future
"I have been submitting a lot of music for our Megadeth Radio station, and although really we have just begun with this station, it really has been fun for me. There is so much cool music that is never played on normal rock radio (which is the main reason I really don't listen to it anymore) having control over our own radio station does put a smile on my face. I put it on yesterday morning and heard 'Zero Tolerance' by DEATH (which is one of my all-time favourite metal bands - hands down) and I did think to myself 'this does NOT suck!!' Actually, I need to talk to Dave (Mustaine) about putting more Death tunes on our station (and maybe some SUFFOCATION, too - heh). Other than this, I am enjoying time at home with my family before we hit the Killing Road."
Death metalers INCANTATION will return to Europe in early 2010 with labelmates Hate, who are on their own destroying South America this winter. Both INCANTATION and HATE will be supporting their latest records on this tour, with support from DIVINE EVE and NOCTEM.
Tentative dates so far are as follows:
13.01 - Nottingham (UK) "Seven"
14.01 - Manchester (UK) "Satan's Hollow"
15.01 - Leeds (UK) "Rios"
16.01 - London (UK) "The Elektrowerkz"
17.01 - Antwerp (Bel) "Den Eglantier"
21.01 - Barcelona (Spa) "Mephisto"
22.01 - Bilbao (Spa) "Santana 27"
23.01 - Vigo (Spa) "GRIND IN THE VEINS METAL FEST 2010"
24.01 - Madrid (Spa) "Ritmo & compas"
30.01 - Prato/Florence (Ita) "Siddharta"
31.01 - Gorizia (Ita) "Pieffe Factory"
Expect additional tour dates to be confirmed for France, Germany Switzerland, Austria, and more.
Madder Mortem's highly acclaimed third album, "Deadlands," is to be re-released on November 9th. The package includes new liner notes documenting the album history, and two newly recorded and reworked bonus tracks, "The Exile" and "Deadlands Revisited," completed especially for this release.
Here's the tracklisting for the reissued "Deadlands" album:
2. Necropol Lit
4. Rust Cleansing
6. Distance Will Save Us
8. Jigsaw (the pattern & the puzzle)
11. The Exile
12. Deadlands Revisited
You can order the album online here.