Metal News for December 10, 2010
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33 news articles posted on this day.
Brisbane based death metal band The Decimation Protocol has announced that they are going on an indefinite hiatus due to general life getting in the way of sufficient band activity. Vocalist Steve Callanan commented:
“We would like to thank everyone who came and saw us, had a mosh, told us to play something brutal, and shared a beer with us after the show. I personally would like to thank Geeks, Kent, Timmy Clarke, Corrinne, and all the promoters who gave us a show over the years. Its appreciated beyond words.”
You can check out some of The Decimation Protocal's music on their MySpace page.
Project Zooom has posted a video clip online for the song "Inflicted," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Inflicted is one of my older tunes that got a relaunch with an amazing video using the images by Liubov & Special Ops Dark Angel (S.O.D.A.). With their permission of using their animated gifs, I wanted to create a vision to match the songs intensity."
All That Remains has posted a video clip online of the band performing the song "Hold On" on Rock Band. You can check out the footage below.
Nekrasov has announced its next release, titled "In Solitude and Darkness, the Last Step is Made" will see release via Void Seance in February, 2011. The band issued the following statement about the new release:
"The next firmly scheduled Nekrasov release will be on a great new label: Void Seance. Details:
'in solitude and darkness, the last step is made.' Track length: 1:08:08 Edition of 40 only - cdr format. Anti-majestic, void liberation/ inner and outer abandon in sound.vFeb 2010 release. This release is not considered an album or EP but pure abandon."
NOLA sludge act EyeHateGod will kick off the band's 2011 tour escapades with a special one-off show in Seattle, Washington at El Corazon this February. The performance will coincide with the club's six-year anniversary. Special guests to be announced soon. The details are as follows:
When: Saturday February 5th (All Ages/Bar wID)
Where: El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave. East Seattle, WA 98109
$18 ADV/$20 DOS
Bassist Gary Mader checked in from the road with the following update: "We've had a blast raisin' hell and hurtin' feelings across the Midwest with our good friends, Phobia. We're looking forward to further/final damage and hearing impairment in the Lone Star State." More...
Crowbar performance footage has been posted online featuring the band playing the title track of its forthcoming new album. Crowbar are set to release "Sever the Wicked Hand" on February 8th, 2011 through E1 Entertainment. You can view the video below:
Dr. Acula has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States with Legend, Monsters and We Are Defiance. You can find the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
01/05 Columbus, OH – TBA
01/06 Steger, IL – Another Hole In The Wall
01/07 Clarksville, TN – TBA
01/08 Evansville, IN – Boney Junes
01/09 Nashville, TN – The Muse
01/10 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
01/11 Pensacola, FL – American Legion
01/12 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery
01/13 West Palm Beach, FL – The Pit
01/14 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
01/15 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
Sweden's One Without has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:
"We are glad to announce that we have found our new bass player! His name is Joni Kaartinen, and he is a very talented bass player from Gothenburg. It was not a hard choice for us when we started rehearsing with him, as we soon realised that he was the man for the job.
"We are thrilled to have him as a member of One Without, and welcome him with open arms. We have in just a short period of time got to know him, and we are convinced that he will fit right in with the rest of us, both on and off stage! He will be making his first appearances with us on our upcoming tour with Evergrey, so don't miss the tour dates!"
Joni also commented: "I'm excited about joining One Without! It really felt right the first time I rehearsed with the band and I'm looking forward to an awesome time in One Without! I hope that my experiences as a bass player from the progressive rock music will contribute to this genre and develop something unique in the future. I'm also really excited about the new material One Without has recorded! It sounds really badass! I'm looking forward to the tour with Evergrey and some awesome upcoming shows!"
Ancestors has issued the following brief update about playing the 2011 edition of France's Hellfest: "Ancestors has confirmed that we will be playing at Hellfest in France in June 19, 2011. In addition, we'll be touring around the fest. Tour dates to come. Ozzy...Scorpions...Stoked!" You can find additional details on the Hellfest at this location.
Morbid Angel has been confirmed to headline the 2011 edition of Portugal's Vagos Open Air festival. The band's appearance will take place on Saturday, August 6th, 2011. Sweden's Tiamat has also been confirmed for an appearance at the fest. You can find more information on the Vagos Open Air festival at this location.
Ozzy Osbourne's MySpace blog has been updated with the following announcement about postponing tonight's tour date and the show on December 12th due to an ear infection:
"Based on advice from doctors, it is with great regret that Ozzy Osbourne is postponing the remaining two dates (Friday, December 10 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO and Sunday, December 12 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN). The multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has contracted an ear infection, complications from which will prevent him from performing. Tickets for these two shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates—Minneapolis: Wednesday, January 12 and St. Louis: Friday, January 14—and refunds are available at point of purchase.
"Osbourne's 2011 dates get underway January 16 in Omaha, NE. The six-week 2011 trek will include a pair of intimate shows: January 26 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix and Feb 1 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Ozzy’s longtime friend and musical collaborator Slash will open all the concerts on the second leg."
SkullsNBones.com has posted a video interview online with Ryan Parrish of Darkest Hour prior to the band's performance in Atlanta on December 8th, 2010. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.
Metal Warzone conducted an interview with Mark Jansen of Epica at the Key Club on December 7th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
Italy's Last Warden has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"We conclude the registration of harmonized guitars. The next step will be all the guitar solos (Eddy in the form you want!). After the Christmas holidays to take advantage of all the corridors and corners of the Sunflower Studio looking for a reverb as natural as possible, the children of the Sunflower are really bending over backwards for us, experimenting with new ways to get sounds great, and so far the result is amazing. Stay online, stay Warden!"
With the weekend on the horizon it's time to take another look at the new additions to the Rock Band Network. This week the Xbox 360 edition gets new songs from Heaven Shall Burn, Kittie, and Sonata Arctica. The complete list of new Rock Band Network additions, including the non-metal songs is as follows:
Hellfire Society - "Run Rabbit Run"
Heaven Shall Burn - "Endzeit"
Portugal. The Man - "Do You"
Cate Sparks - "Angels We Have Heard On High"
D Money Pros - "Saw Down (He Knows)"
Broken Equilibrium - "November"
Mike Phirman - "Lollytown"
The Break Down - "So Fine"
A Day to Remember - "Have Faith In Me"
The Last Good Year - "Lipstick Cigarette"
Rosaline - "Model Ships"
Kill Hannah - "Strobe Lights"
Judy Buendía y Los Impostores - "Me Elevas"
Shylo Elliott - "Alpha Strike"
Sonata Arctica - "Flag in the Ground"
Kittie - "The Truth" More...
SpazioRock has posted a video interview online with Therion's Christofer Johnsson. The video clip can be viewed below.
Immolation has checked in with the following brief announcement about changing venues for the band's upcoming live show in Poland: "Show in Poland with Napalm Death & Macabre will be at Klub Kwadrat Klub 31-866 Krakow, Poland. Thanks and hope to see all the Polish Metal Maniacs there! More info at this location." The upcoming Immolation tour dates are as follows:
12/10 KD Vltavska Prague, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
12/11 KWADRAT Kraków, PL
12/12 Majestic Bratislava, SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)
12/13 Posthalle Würzburg, Bayern, GERMANY
Viking metal act Einherjer has signed to Indie Recordings for the release of the band's new album, which is due out in the spring of 2011. Einherjer disbanded in 2004 until 2008 when the band announced a return to the live scene, and in 2009 Einherjer played the Wacken, Ragnarock, Kaltenbach and some selected dates on the Paganfest '09 tour. The band is currently finishing up a 5th studio album.
Einherjer commented on the signing: "Finally, after a long wait, we’re very proud to announce that we have chosen the most dedicated, enthusiastic and hard working label to release our next albums…Indie Recordings! To work with this level of professionalism is something we’ve always emphasized, and Indie Recordings has shown through the years that they can deliver. This will be the start of a new chapter for us and we look into the future with great expectations and a great deal of excitement. We do it our way….we always have and always will!"
Sabaton has posted a teaser online for the band's upcoming music video of the "Screaming Eagles" track. The video clip can be viewed below.
Avantasia has now posted another tour video online, which can be viewed below. The band commented on the clip:
"Departing from snowy Scandinavia, we fly to Beijing, where we have about 5 hours to kill at the airport and spend them eating, drinking and shopping. Then we finally arrive in Tokyo! One of my favorite countries, Japan is super-modern and hyper-polite, which is a combination that strikes a nice chord with me along with the hustle & bustle. As ever, we find our adventures most amusing and make the best out of our time there, though way too short.
"My apologies for the blonde length-wise filming of the Tokyo Tower! And I hope you enjoy my toilet-musings; I always find those space-age toilets so fascinating. :-) Thank you to our Japanese friends for making our time there once again unforgettable!"
Cauldron's new album "Burning Fortune" is due to be released on Earache Records on February 14th in Europe and February 15th in North America. The band has now posted a fourth video clip online from the recording of the album, which can be viewed below.
Instrumental metal-fusion trio from Malmö, Sweden, Zebeck is readying their debut album, entitled "Emancipation," within the next few months. The band has posted some samples from the album their MySpace player. The band also appears to be in search of a bassist.
Dutch act Izegrim recently signed to Listenable Records for the release of the band's new album "Code of Consequences." The upcoming album is due out on February 24, 2011. In anticipation of the release, the band has now posted a new song online from the album. The new track "Victim of Honor" is available for streaming through the Izegrim MySpace page.
Revocation is currently streaming a cover of Exhorder’s "Death In Vain" online now via the band’s official Facebook page. Their rendition of the "Slaughter In The Vatican" album opener appears as the Japanese bonus track on the band’s Relapse debut "Existence is Futile."
Revocation’s Dave Davidson commented on the cover track: "Exhorder have been a huge influence on Revocation since day one. 'Death in Vain' is such a classic thrash song and we're all very pleased that we were able to pay homage to one of our favorite bands."
Finnish folk metal band Crimfall has posted a new song, "Frost Upon Their Graves" on their MySpace page. The track comes from their upcoming second album. Mastering for the album was done by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street.
The band comments on the song and album, "The new album is basically one long song divided to a shorter sections. This song, 'Frost Upon Their Graves' is the 3rd one. This time we will take you to cold and merciless north!"
Decadence has issued the following update about parting ways with guitarist Niklas Skogqvist and gearing up to enter the studio:
"It’s been a while since you last heard from us. We have an announcement to make before we can move on with more news. Niklas Skogqvist on 2nd guitar decided to leave the band last month. We have not yet decided if we will continue as a quartet. In fact, our music is more technically suited for two guitarists and we might therefore need a second guitarist again. Decadence is down to its solid quartet and we’ll see which turn we take after that. Nicke felt that he had too many things going on in his life. He said Decadence needs a guitarist that gives 100% which he says he was not able to do.
"Some of his own words: 'I want you all to know that I’ve had an awesome experience with you. I have had so much fun during these two years and I really wish I could go on with it. I’ve always enjoyed being with you, both as musicians by my side and as four best buddies. Missing you already, and of course, this decision consists of many emotions. But as I said, it’s been a blast being with you and you’re awesome at what you do. So a big tribute to you, I know you will go far with this, and knowing you, you will never give up. I wish the best for you because you are the best.' - Nicke
"We in Decadence wish Nicke the very best in the future and we feel with all our fans who believed in this line-up. Apart from all this, we have a gap in our tour dates since Venezuela this summer but now I (Kitty) have put my claws into this again and new shows are being planned at the moment in Europe. A heads up to all promoters who have bands to book for the spring/summer 2011, now you know Decadence will be traveling in Europe nearby you then. More...
Switzerland's Requiem has checked in with the following recording update:
"Phil arrived today. Everything's ready to record all the guitar parts. This time he uses ESP guitars exclusively due to his endorsement he signed in the beginning of this year. Amongst others he'll use the following models for the recording sessions of 'Within Darkened Disorder:' ESP NV-STD, ESP Eclipse-I CTM, ESP Horizon NT-II.
"His guitar rig mainly consists of two late 80s / early 90s Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Heads in combination with some special foot pedal configurations. All new and never used on one of our last albums. So you all can expect something different than in the past....but don't be afraid we still play fuckin' heavy old school Death Metal of course...
"As this blog mainly consisted of written reports the last couple of days pictures are coming up next week. Stay tuned! Cheers & Greetz from snowy northern wastelands."
Unique Leader Records welcomes to its roster Near Death Condition from Switzerland. The band has just finished up recording sessions working along with Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Vader, Behemoth). The band is set to release their new album "The Disembodied-In Spiritual Spheres" March 15th worldwide. The album is lyrically inspired by religious literature and nihilist philosophers.
Dutch death metal band Arsebreed has announced their signing to Unique Leader Records. The band features members Joel Sta & Frank Rizzo of Pyaemia and Robbe Kok & Daniel Van Den Broek of Disavowed. The band is set to begin recording sessions early 2011, session drum work will be done by Dave Haley (Psycroptic).
Icelandic death metal band Beneath has announced their signing to Unique Leader Records. The band has completed recording their new album and the is currently mixing and mastering the effort. Artwork will be done by Raymond Swanland.
Swedish power metal band Hammerfall has posted four studio video blogs online. Watch them below:
Children of Bodom, The wild Finnish melodic black metal band, have released a lengthy statement on their Facebook page this morning about their aupcoming album "Relentless Reckless Forever." The statement contains both the new cover art and a link to a video trailer.
The track listing is below, the full statement is after the jump, and you can get all that information and more at Children of Bodom's Facebook Page. "Relentless Reckless Forever" is due to be released on March 8, 2011 on Universal Music.
The track listing for CHILDREN OF BODOM's Relentless Reckless Forever is as follows:
1. Not My Funeral
2. Shovel Knockout
3. Roundtrip to Hell and Back
4. Pussyfoot Miss Suicide
5. Relentless Reckless Forever
7. Cry of the Nihilist
8. Was It Worth It?
9. Northpole Throwdown
10. Party All the Time (* Eddie Murphy) More...
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has posted the following statement online, in which he claims the band have now found it new drummer;
"Hey, everyone. Wanted to quickly let you all know what's been happening lately.
"I know that the big question is 'Who is the new Dream Theater drummer?' I also realize that some people are getting frustrated waiting for the news.
"Well, auditions went great and we do have someone but we are spending some time getting everything in order before making an official announcement. Let me just say that we are all incredibly excited about our choice and just bursting at the seams to let the world know!
"The Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a lot of fun and truly an incredible honor. DREAM THEATER is so thankful to the board to be recognized in that way.
"I've been demoing tunes for my next solo record at my home as well as writing and cataloguing riffs and ideas for the new DREAM THEATER album. We'll be in the studio come January which is already just around the corner. Can't wait!
"Been working on and developing a few new signature products which will be released soon. Stay tuned for details. Also, I've recorded a few demo videos for some of the gear companies I endorse which should be available to view soon. The one for the Zoom Q3HD is already up.
"Besides that, just practicing, lifting and taking care of the family.
"Life is great.
"I hope this message finds everyone well and again, thanks so much for the tremendous support."