Metal News for November 9, 2010
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German metal act Suidakra has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Book Of Dowth," will be the tenth studio album from the band overall and will see an early 2011 release.
Here is the "Book Of Dowth" tracklisting:
1. Over Nine Waves
2. Dowth 2059
4. Biróg’s Oath
5. Mag Mell
6. The Dark Mound
8. Stone Of The Seven Suns
9. Fury Fomoraigh
10. Otherworlds Collide
PHOBIA are currently streaming the track “If You Used To Be Punk, Then You Never Were” online now via the Decibel Magazine blog. “If You Used To Be Punk…” comes from PHOBIA’s forthcoming EP, "Unrelenting," that will see its North American release on November 23rd. "Unrelenting" is 17 new PHOBIA tracks, clocking in at over 14 minutes.
Additionally, PHOBIA will team up with EYEHATEGOD for a run of southern U.S. tour dates starting November 30th in Birmingham, AL. The bands will also be joined by CROWBAR and GOATWHORE on select dates. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.
PHOBIA tour dates with EYEHATEGOD are as follows::
Nov. 30 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Dec. 01 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
Dec. 02 - Charlotte, NC - The Tremont (w/ CROWBAR)
Dec. 03 - Charleston, SC - The Oasis
Dec. 04 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Dec. 05 - Memphis, TN - HiTone
Dec. 06 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdy’s (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 07 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 08 - Fayetteville, AR - Drifters (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 09 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
Dec. 11 - Dallas, TX - Reno’s
Dec. 12 - Austin, TX - Red 7
Here's the tracklisting for the folk metal compilation:
1. Claim the Throne "Set Sail on Ale" (2:43)
2. Skadi Fferyllt "Following" (4:20)
3. Forefather "Steadfast" (5:06)
4. Halgadom "Mysterium des Blutes" (4:11)
5. Heorot "Pyha Simasali" (4:59)
6. Leshak "Firtree's Bark" (2:38)
7. Manegarm "Dodens Strand" (5:05)
8. Obtest "From Generation to Generation" (4:26)
9. Sig:Ar:Tyr "Blood of the North" (7:35)
10. Skyforger "The Ancient Oak" (4:40)
11. Temnozor "Silent be the Wind" (5:58)
12. Velimor "Fog"(6:24)
Avenged Sevenfold has issued the following brief statement clarifying that the band does not currently have a tour date schedule for Fayetteville on January 22nd: "Please be aware that Avenged Sevenfold is not performing on 1/22/11 in Fayetteville, NC. Anyone selling tickets is a fraud." The upcoming Avenged Sevenfold tour dates are as follows:
11/11 2010 Live Music Hall Cologne, GERMANY
11/12 2010 Rockhal Box Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
11/14 2010 Zenith France, FRANCE
11/15 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
11/16 2010 Markthalle 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
Guitarist Ronnie Bjornstrom of Swedish metal act Hate Ammo has checked in with the following brief update about the band working on a new album and appearing at an upcoming festival: "As you see we have a new MySpace up and running. We are currently writing our new album. We have, so far, 11 new songs. Next up, Nordic Rage festival in Boden, Sweden."
American metalcore act Emmure has announced a small batch of dates across the country of the Australia. Emmure are currently on tour in support of its latest album, titled "Felony." You can check out the tour dates below:
01/12 Brisbane, AUS – The Fort (early show)
01/12 Brisbane, AUS – Club 299
01/13 Sydney, AUS – The Wall
01/14 Melbourne, AUS – The Castle
01/15 Adelaide, AUS – Uni Bar
01/16 Perth, AUS – Cockburn Youth Centre (early show)
01/16 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar
Canadian deathcore act Ion Dissonance has announced that is has dropped off of the "Portals Tour" which features Arsonists Get All The Girls, Within The Ruins, And Hell Followed With and Structures. The band issued the following statement:
"We are truly sorry to announce that we have decided to drop off the Malus promoted “Portals” tour with our friends in AGATG, Within the ruins, And Hell Followed With and Structures. We don’t want to waste anybody’s time getting into the details of why exactly we have decided to drop off, so lets just say that a certain clothing company did not hold up their end of the promotion deal that was necessary for this tour, and that the shows we played were no where near what we had anticipated as a band.
We sincerly appologize to everyone who had planned on coming out to see us and watch us play, as well as all those of you who found out about the show the following day. For those concerned, be assured that internal problems within the band were not a factor in our decision to drop off. The band is doing quite well actually and monatary reasons are the major influence on our decision to go home.
We want to take a minute and give a shout out to everyone participating with the portals tour. Arsonists get all the girls, Within the ruins, And hell followed with, Structures and destruction of a rose. You guys are all great dudes and musicians and we miss you all (even Joel). Hopefully the news of our departure will help promote the remaining shows of the tour.
Take care and stay tuned for more on the situation.
Murderdolls, which features Joey Jordison of Slipknot, has posted its "The Daily Habit" performance online. The band performed the track "Chapel of Blood," which is the first single to be taken from its 2010 release "Women and Children Last." You can view the video below:
Canadian progressive thrash metal act Voivod has announced its participation in the forthcoming 70000 Tons of Metal festival. 70000 Tons of Metal is to set sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011.
70000 Tons of Metal confirmed line-up:
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Three episodes in and not a lot of highlights unless of course Bret Michaels picking up after his dogs or playing “hate” dodge ball with his girlfriend is entertaining. Time to keep this show moving, this week the Bret Michaels “Awesome” shot rules will be in place. I will be drinking Patron, chased with Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips. More...
In a posting made through the official Toxic Holocaust twitter account the band announced that it, alongside European black metal act Marduk and Possessed, will be playing a free show in Minneapolis.
The show is set to take place at The Cabooze.
The full twitter posting reads:
"Free show with Possessed Toxic holocaust and Marduk in Minneapolis tonight @ the Cabooze !!! FREE!!!!"
Atlanta based quintet Daath will embark on a series of headlining shows with Deliver Us From Evil supporting beginning on Friday, November 19th. These shows will serve as the band's warm up for upcoming worldwide tour dates, which kick off on November 24th in North America as the group heads out on a trek with Chimaira and Impending Doom.
Levi (guitars) states: “We’re going to be doing some headlining shows on our way to meeting up with Chimaira and Impending Doom. If you’re wondering why you should come out to that well, if you want to hear us play a longer than usual set which touches on our entire catalogue then come out. Otherwise I don’t recommend it.”
California thrash metal act Warbringer has been announced as the headline act at this year's "Thrashgiving" charity event. The benefit concert to feed the needy is set to take place on Saturday, November 20 at Cheyenne Saloon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Support on the bill will come from Hatchet, Hexen, Vektor, Malus Rex and Control the Chaos.
Event organizers commented by saying:
"Two years ago we debuted the concept of Thrashgiving bringing together out-of-state and local artists performing thrash metal music for the benefit of the needy and we're doing it again. Even bigger and better this year in an attempt to make this an event held annually in Las Vegas. All proceeds from the show will go to the Rescue Mission and Boys Town. So attend a good show and know that your charitable ticket price will be donated to these organizations to help the less fortunate have a nice holiday.
Welsh act Anterior has entered the studio to record the band's follow-up to the 2007 album "This Age of Silence." The band issued the following statement:
"That's right! We have entered the studio to start drum tracking for the second Anterioralbum! We started production at Grindstone Studios with Scott Atkins (Stampin' Ground, Sylosis, Gamma Bomb, Man Must Die) at the helm. The fact that we have finally entered the studio to record our second album is an achievement in itself! After so many problems and having multiple things stacked against us we came through it all, finished an album, got a new drummer, and now it's time to get things right!
"We are currently recording our second as yet untitled album due for an early 2011 release and to say that we are as excited about it as kids are at Xmas would be a gross understatement. We feel that the songs are so much stronger and that we have matured as a band since 'This Age Of Silence' and we are bursting for you to hear it!
"We will be posting video updates on our official YouTube channel as the recording advances. We feel that this album will definitely show that we have our strongest line-up ever and will mark a great return for us. We plan to make 2011 the busiest time we have ever had. We expect to be touring relentlessly and hitting some new places so be afraid, be very afraid! More...
Massachusetts metalcore veterans Unearth have revealed the producer hired to help in the creation of its as-yet-untitled new studio album. Unearth have teamed up, once again, with Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz to help in the effort, which is currently planned for a mid-2011 release.
Unearth, which recently split with Derek Kerswill, has now issued the following update about recruiting a new touring drummer:
"Branden Morgan of Misery Signals will be helping us out behind the kit on our upcoming European run on the Persistence Tour. Branden is a great drummer and has been nailing all the tunes in rehearsal. Everyone headed to the Persistence Tour can expect Unearth to be as solid as ever during this run. See you all in a month!"
Having returned home safely from a recent Midwestern mini-tour, Atlanta sludge act Sons of Tonatiuh has announced a new bout of tour dates. Drummer Tim Genius commented:
"We'd first like to report that the tour was a resounding success. Thank you in no small part to the hospitality of our label boss at Hydrophonic, the rad bands we shared bills with and the swell folks we met along the way. A special thanks is due to our driver and road-man extraordinaire, Greg who delivered us safe, if not sound. We wish the same could be said for a certain feline representative of Grand Rapids who had a bit of a run-in with our van. That part was a bummer.
"So we’re back in Atlanta, and after a couple of days, we've got the inevitable 'ants-in-our-pants' associated with a post-super fun road trip. What did we do? The only thing we know to do. We booked a tour. That’s right, come January 6 Sons of Tonatiuh will be heading out for a ten-day stretch from Florida to Texas and back. And what will we do with ourselves until then? Well, how about a particular hometown gig with fellow southern teetotalers, Eyehategod? And if that wasn’t enough, what if we told you that our pals and recent touring accomplices Phobia would be there too? That’s right. Sludge legends, Eyehategod AND grind pioneers, Phobia with Sons of Tonatiuh at The Earl in Atlanta, December 4, 2010! That's all for now. But do yourselves a favor. Let’s see you there! Or just do it for the Mr. Wiggles."
The currently announced dates are as follows: More...
The Obelisk is currently streaming two songs, "Stressed Elephant" and "Melody, This Is For You," off BISON b.c.'s "Dark Ages" full-length album, issued earlier this year by Metal Blade Records. The tracks can be heard at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
11/09/2010 Cassiopeia - Berlin, DE
11/10/2010 Beta - Copenhagen, DK
11/12/2010 Garage - Oslo, NO
11/13/2010 Cafe 44 - Stockholm, SE
11/14/2010 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE
11/15/2010 MuK - Giessen, DE
11/16/2010 Perron 55 - Venlo, NL
11/17/2010 Underworld - London, UK
11/18/2010 Sugarmill - Stoke on Trent, UK
11/19/2010 Ivory Black - Glasgow, UK
11/20/2010 The Well - Leeds, UK
11/21/2010 The Marquee - Norwich, UK
11/22/2010 013 - Tilburg, NL
11/23/2010 Trix - Antwerp, BE
11/25/2010 Jubez w/Shrinebuilder - Karlsruhe, DE
11/26/2010 Glazart - Paris, FR
11/27/2010 Thope - Brugges, BE
11/28/2010 Garage - Saarbrücken, DE
11/29/2010 Dynamo - Zürich, CH
11/30/2010 Magnolia - Milano, IT
12/01/2010 Locomotiv - Bologna, IT
12/02/2010 Shelter - Vienna, AT
12/03/2010 Juha - Rosswein, DE
12/04/2010 Julius-Leber-Haus - Essen, DE
Behind-the-scenes documentary footage from Grave Digger'sNovember 5, 2010 concert in Trockau, Germany and November 6 show in Lucerne, Switzerland can be viewed below:
Japanese hardcore veterans Loyal To The Grave has signed a North American deal with Eulogy Recordings. The signing comes in time for the band to record its forthcoming full length which is expected for a mid-2011 release.
Loyal to the Grave's latest studio album "Still Climbin' Still Believin" received a worldwide release through Surprise Attack Records (U.S.), Skull and Bone Records (Australia) and Towhall Records (Korea).
Los Angeles hardcore veterans Terror have announced the dates for its European headlining tour in January/February. Support on the trek will come from First Blood, 50 Lions and Backtrack.
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 14 - Bochum, Germany - Zwischenfall
Jan. 15 - Hasselt, Germany - Muziekodroom
Jan. 19 - Manchester, UK - Moho Live
Jan. 20 - Derby, UK - Old Bell
Jan. 21 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibber Magees
Jan. 22 - London, UK - Underworld
Jan. 23 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
Jan. 26 - Katowice, Poland - Arkady
Jan. 27 - Bydgoszcz, Poland - Estrade Stage Bar
Jan. 29 - Magdeburg, Germany - [to be announced]
Jan. 30 - Trier, Germany - Ex Haus
Jan. 31 - Paris, France - [to be announced]
Feb. 01 - Nantes, France - Le Floride
Feb. 02 - Bask, Spain - [to be announced]
Feb. 06 - Badalona, Spain - [to be announced]
Feb. 07 - Montpellier, France - Secret Place
Feb. 08 - Belfort, France - La Poudriere
Feb. 11 - Mezzago (MB), Italy - Bloom
Feb. 12 - Wil, Switzerland - Remise
Feb. 13 - Graz, Austria - Explosiv
Feb. 15 - Cham, Germany - LA
IWresltedABearOnce is currently offering the five song EP "It's All Dubstep" has a free download for anyone who "Likes" thee band's Facebook page at this location. The EP features DJs remixing five of the band's songs.
Guitarist Steven Bradley issued the following statement: "We are extremely excited to release a FREE 5-track collection of dubstep remixes done by some of our friends! This project rules because the mixes were all done by people even more insane than us, so these tracks are even crazier/heavier/weirder than the original songs. Download and dance your sack/vag off!”
The track listing is as follows:
1. “Danger in the Manger” (Big Chocolate Remix)
2. “See You In Shell” (Sluggo Remix)
3. “I’m Cold and There Are Wolves After Me” (Hulk Remix)
4. “The Cat’s Pajamas” (Piranha Remix)
5. “Danger in the Manger” (Sluggo & Itchy Robot Remix)
Russian pagan metal act Arkona has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Yarilo" which appears on the band's latest album "Goi, Rode, Goi!" You can view the video below:
Cascadian metal act Wolves in the Throne Room is set to return to the live scene later this month. The band has announced a string of European tour dates, kicking off November 24th with a handful of dates throughout Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, including a date in London with Shrinebuilder. The upcoming Wolves in the Throne Room tour dates are as follows:
11/24/2010 Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
11/25/2010 Underground - Koln, Germany
11/26/2010 Club Schocken - Stuttgart, Germany
11/27/2010 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands Antilles
11/29/2010 Cluny 2 - Newcastle, UK
11/30/2010 Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK
12/01/2010 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
12/02/2010 Scala - London, UK w/ Shrinebuilder
12/03/2010 ATP Nightmare Before Christmas Fest - Minehead, UK w/ Neurosis
12/30/2010 Neumos - Seattle, WA w/ Neurosis, Black Breath
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. Omega Crom's Johnny K seems to have a lot of stories, and this week, we're going to share a couple more from him, which simply follow the general theme of getting fucked up in the mosh pit, for whatever reason:
Slayer in 99 - I was crowd surfing and somersaulted over backward and accidently knee'd this guy in the nose, the crowd shifted and my face was directly over his face as he screamed, " FUUUCK!". As I was swept away I yelled, " Sorry". That same day I saw SlipKnot for the first time which was a rough mosh pit, I took at least five boots to the skull. It wasn't intentional just people crowd surfing and flailing limbs.
OK last story, I'm at Iron Maiden everyone is rocking out having a good time and I see that Steve Harris looks pissed. After the song he goes to Bruce and says something and Bruce points this Dude out in the audience. I guess the guy was being an asshole in some way and he starts lipping off Bruce Dickinson. Needles to say this guy got fuckin rocked hard and then security came and carried him outta there. I learned a great lesson from Iron Maiden that day, Mosh pits are great for releasing some pent up rage but if you see someone going down everyone helps them out which is the beauty of it all, Kicking ass but Not behaving like a Macho Dickweed. Good Times.
All has been quiet on the Delta, BC band's front since they completed their Summer Shred Tour and then played a homecoming show in Delta in October.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
Behemoth has issued the following announcement about the band's new DVD "Evangelia Heretika" going platinum in Poland:
"Behemoth is proud to announce that their brand new DVD, Evangelia Heretika, has already gone platinum in their home country of Poland! The DVD was released in Europe on Friday, November 5th, and is available TODAY, November 9th in North America! Fans can order NOW at the this location, Amazon.com, iTunes.com (live audio only) and your local record store.
"Video teasers for Evangelia Heretika can be viewed now on MetalBlade.tv here. The DVD includes three discs featuring: two full shows (live in Paris 2008 and Live in Warsaw 2009), every Behemoth music video ever made, Evangelion tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; a total of over five hours of material plus a bonus Live in Warsaw Audio CD. Evangelia Heretika is available worldwide now! Get your copy now! Enjoy!" More...
Norway's Fleurety has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:
"The song Summon the Beasts off our upcoming 7" 'Evoco Bestias' has been uploaded to the Myspace player. 'Evoco Bestias' features the first new material by Fleurety since 1998. It will be released in December 2010 through Aesthetic Death Records. 'Evoco Bestias' features two songs – Summon the Beasts and Animal of the City. Together they serve as a powerful evocation of the feral spirit in man. 'Evoco Bestias' was recorded at Crystal Canyon Studios, Oslo, with the assistance of Tore Ylwisaker in 2008. 'Evoco Bestias' is limited to 666 copies.
"The cover artwork has been made by Trine & Kim Design Studio. The record is pressed on heavy duty grey vinyl. This release is the second in a series of new Fleurety recordings only available on vinyl. The next release 'Et Spiritus Meus Semper Sub Sanguinantibus Stellis Habitabit' can be expected in 2011. The first record in the series, 'Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis,' was released in 2009."
Kylesa has issued the following recap of the band's recent tour dates:
"Back from tour... We just got back from our tour after 7 weeks and an epic drive home from Austin to Savannah. We would like to thank High on Fire, Torche, Municipal Waste, and Suicidal Tendencies for being amazing and the entire crew involved for being awesome and making this whole thing run smoothly.
"Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows and for supporting our band, it means a lot. And lastly, it was amazing to get to see all of our friends scattered across the country. It makes being away from home much more fun. More updates coming soon... Cheers to you all!"
Leprous has checked in with the 10th update from the road on the band's current tour dates. The update can be read below.
Today I was the last one to wake up and to get out of the bus. And to be honest – this is how it usually is. Anyway, as I stepped out of the bus a group of Theorians and Leprechauns where ready to take the trip downtown to check out the cultural Haubstadt of Vienna. I joined the group, and we were on our way.
When we left the nightliners, parked outside tonight’s venue Szene, the weather was nice and sunny, but as we reached the city centre the sun had vanished and we were left freezing in our t-shirts. Tobias had a specific mission for his trip downtown – he needed to get his broken drum pedals either fixed or replaced by a working pair.
We got directions to an instrument store from one of the Theorians, but this trail went cold, as no one in the neighbourhood seemed to know anything about it. Then we were told by a local to take the tram here and the train there to get to this instrument store. This was too complicated; as we were convinced it had to be an easier way to come across an instrument shop in Vienna. Then we were told to ask one of the guys handing out opera flyers to the rich tourists. We did, and he told us there was a shop located “right down the street”. But “right down the street” there were no instrument shop. Here we ran into Einars brother Kenneth and our good friend Josten who came all the way from Norway to visit us on tour!More...
Metallica has issued the following announcement about performing at next year's edition of the Rock in Rio festival:
"We know it’s pretty nutty to announce a show almost a year in advance...certainly not something we’ve ever done before! However, when we were asked to headline the original Rock in Rio, the one actually in Rio de Janeiro (!!), we just couldn’t say 'no.' After playing at other Rock in Rio festivals in Lisbon and Madrid years past, it seemed like it would make for a fun break from whatever (??!!) we might be doing a year from now.
"So we hope you’ll dig up a 2011 calendar and mark off September 25, 2011 for a date with ‘Tallica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tickets go on sale on November 19th, 2010 only at the Rock in Rio official website. Other points of sale will be available only after July, 1, 2011."
Chicago progressive black metal act Nachtmystium has teamed up with Stereogum to release its new music video. The video was shot for the track "Every Last Drop." "Every Last Drop" comes off of Nachtmystium's latest album, "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II," which was released on June 8, 2010 through Century Media Records. You can view the video below:
New Jersey's progressive metal act Symphony X has announced the dates for its North American headlining tour in April/May 2011. Support on the tour will come from Seattle's progressive thrash act Nevermore, Sweden's melodic death metal veterans Soilwork, Boston's Powerglove and Montreal's Blackguard. The trek will launch on April 21 in Philadelphia and wrap on May 22 in West Springfield, Virginia.
The dates are as follows:
Apr. 21 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 22 - Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
Apr. 23 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Apr. 25 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC - CANADA
Apr. 26 - Salle Albert Rosseau - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
Apr. 27 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
Apr. 29 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Apr. 30 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
May 01 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
May 02 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
May 04 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
May 06 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
May 07 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
May 08 - The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
May 10 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
May 11 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
May 13 - Trees - Dallas, TX
May 14 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
May 15 - Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
May 17 - The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
May 18 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 19 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
May 20 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
May 21 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
May 22 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
In a recent interview with Occult Black Metal Zine, Rachid of experimental metal act Zebulon Kosted discussed several upcoming releases. Excerpts from the interview follow:
Rachid: I have been recording a new style of Experimental music for multiple Splits which will be released over the next 4 months, promoting and advertising for my full length that came out in April BETWEEN THIS WORLD AND THE NEXT and playing live shows outside of Montana whenever possible, as well as gigging locally. I have also put a considerable amount of effort into making new Z.K. merchandise, two new shirts and patches can be purchased directly through me on various easy to find websites. I am currently writing for the third and final installment in the Die Nibelungen trilogy, which will be released next Spring.
How would you describe the newer direction of the music?
Rachid: I have started experimenting with combining dark synthesizer music with ambient guitar and blast beat drumming, all while extensively utilizing samples from scientific research videos on dark energy (supposedly what 74% of the universe consists of), transcendental meditation, hypnosis and the mind prison (a.k.a. human conditioning). Their is a fair amount of variation on this formula, so not everything sounds alike by any means. This is the next step in the evolution of Zebulon Kosted, but I'm sure it will not be the last. Live I have written and performed 6 new 20 minute Avant Garde / Blackened Doom Metal pieces over the last 8 months, some incorporating performance art.More...
Read the full article at Occult Black Metal Zine.
Stormwarrior has issued the following announcement about upcoming vinyl releases:
"Great news from the vinyl front. Vinyl has always been very important to us, and it's great to see that Massacre Records share that opinion. Not only will the upcoming 'Heathen Warrior' album be released as a limited gatefold edition, but in agreement with our previous record label, the current album 'Heading Northe' will finally see the light of day on vinyl through Massacre in the Spring of 2011."
On Thursday, November 4th, Metallica performed a release show for the "Call of Duty: Black Ops" video game in Santa Monica, CA. The band has now issued the following brief announcement about portions of the show appearing on tonight's edition of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show:
"You just might want to tune into 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' tomorrow, Tuesday, November 9th for a glimpse of the guys at the 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' release party last week. Check your local listings for times on the ABC network."
Firewind has issued the following announcement about Nightrage member Marios Iliiopoulos filling in for the band's bass player on upcoming live shows:
"Firewind bass player Petros Christo has been forced to sit out of the bands recently completed North American dates, due to a family emergency. Filling in on his position is the bands longtime friend and Gus G.'s ex axe partner in Nightrage, Marios Iliiopoulos. Marios will be filling in on the upcoming European and Japanese dates as well before Petros returns to the band in 2011."
Firewind has also announced the following upcoming shows with special guests:
12/18 - Blue Box Club - Sofia, BUL
12/19 - Mylos Apothiki - Thessaloniki, GR
Special Guests: Psycho Choke, Elysion
1/07 - Relentless Garage - London UK
Special Guest: Breed 77
LEGION OF THE DAMNED is currently in the studio to record their next album "Descend Into Chaos." The new album will be recorded and mixed by Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy).
The current track-listing of "Descend Into Chaos" will be as follows:
01. Intro 'Descend Into Chaos'
02. Desolation Empire
03. Holy Blood, Holy War
04. War Is In My Blood
05. Night Of The Sabbath
06. The Hand Of Darkness
07. Lord Of The Flies
09. Possessed Again (working title)
10. Shrapnel Rain
"Descend Into Chaos" will be released early 2011 via Massacre Records.?
German thrash metal band The Prophecy 23 has posted footage of the band's performance at the Metal Inside Festival 2010. Watch it below:
Scar The Surface has issued the following update regarding the departure of their drummer:
"It's with sadness that we're announcing that our mate/drummer Glenn 'Bulldog' Allen has left our troupe. In the end it was an inevitable move as those close to the band would know that we were all in a pretty rough'n'tough position."
Glenn 'Bulldog' Allen comments on his departure, "Hey all, Bulldog here, with a great deal of sadness I'm announcing I won't b returning to pilot the skins for STS. All is still good within the STS camp and I'll still b around helping the guys out where I can, it just won't b behind the kit. Thanks to everyone who has supported me over the last few years, and a HUGE t...hank you to jeff, simon, shane, Daryl, daniel, and elliot for all the awesome gigs, touring, and general shenanigans, and good luck to Spaggers as STS newest axe man. See you all at up coming shows, I'll be the shaved headed tattoo'd wanker up front giving the boys shit :) CHEERS EVERYBODY!" More...
All Shall Perish has begun working on their fourth album. Ben Orum of the band had this to say, "After two very successful tours at home and abroad, we are now home writing the new ALL SHALL PERISH record! The writing process is flowing very naturally, and so far the material itself is very impressive. It is safe to say this will be one of the most aggressive, epic, groovy records we have ever written. I can not wait to start playing this material live."
Czech Republic grind band Needful Things will be making their way their way to Australia, touring select dates alongside either Captain Cleanoff or Beyond Terror Beyond Grace. You can catch the band on any of the following dates (full lineups to be announced):
With Captain Cleanoff:
Friday 21st Jan @ Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 22nd Jan @ The Arthouse, Melbourne
Sunday 23rd Jan @ Black Oak, Coburg (AA)
With Beyond Terror Beyond Grace:
Tuesday 25th Jan @ Newcastle somewhere (secret show)
Wednesday 26th Jan @ Hamilton Station, Newcastle
Thursday 27th Jan @ Brannigans Tavern, Gold Coast
Friday 28th Jan @ Rosies Live, Brisbane
Saturday 29th Jan @ Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
Sunday 30th Jan @ Repressed Records, Sydney (instore/AA)
You can check out some of Needful Things' music on their MySpace page, including a couple of new songs from their latest album.
Boston based metal outfit, Ravage has posted their new music video online for the song, "Grapes Of Wrath." You can check it out below. Regarding the video, 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." More...