Metal News for December 12, 2009
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31 news articles posted on this day.
New Jersey power metal band Attacker has posted their new single, "Condemned," as a free download at this location. Attack recently began pre-production on December 6th for their upcoming 5th full length album. the band is also seeking a new vocalist.
The band comments on the requirements they are looking for, "ATTACKER is searching for a classic metal vocalist with multi-octave range, stage presence and experience. We are currently working on material for our next album which is scheduled for recording in late February/March 2010. Any interested parties can contact us at - firstname.lastname@example.org. Send vocal samples and photos to the above address for consideration or point us to your website or myspace."
Austrian melodic death metal band Lost Dreams has posted a new music video for their song, "Fear Me" on youtube. Watch the video below:
Dutch metal band Non-Divine released their second music video for the song “Visions” coming from their debut album, “Asylum 45.” Watch the video below:
Swedish metalcore band Hearts Alive has recently signed to Rising Records. The band comments, "We would like to thank Mark Daghorn for giving us the opportunity to be apart of this amazing label!"
Hearts Alive's debut record for RISING RECORDS will be released in 2010.
Florida hardcore/metal band Abolish has announced a US tour entitled the "Beyond Redemption Tour." The tour is in support of their upcoming album "Beyond Redemption," which was recorded, mixed, mastered, and Produced by Nick Bellmore, at Dexters Lab Recording Studios. The tour dates are as follows:
01/29/2010 - Melbourne, Florida
01/30/2010 - Orlando, Florida
01/31/2010 - Jacksonville, Florida
02/01/2010 - savannah, Georgia
02/02/2010 - Augusta, Georgia
02/03/2010 - Atlanta, Georgia
02/04/2010 - Johnson City, Tennessee
02/05/2010 - Nashville, Tennessee
02/06/2010 - Memphis, Tennessee
02/07/2010 - Jackson, Mississippi
02/08/2010 - Mobile, Alabama
02/09/2010 - Tallahassee, Florida
02/10/2010 - Tampa, Florida
02/11/2010 - Venice, Florida
02/12/2010 - Ft. Myers, Florida
02/13/2010 - Miami, Florida
02/14/2010 - West Palm Beach, Florida
California black metal band Ludicra has announced their new album, entitled “The Tenant,” will be released on March 3rd though Profound Lore Records. The tracklisting for “The Tenant” [cover art] is as follows:
1. Stagnant Pond
2. A Larger Silence
3. In Stable
4. The Undercaste
5. Clean White Void
6. Truth Won’t Set You Free
7. The Tenant
An MP3 of ‘A Larger Silence’ can be found through the MP3 section of their label's website.
Swedish power metal band HammerFall has issued the following update regarding an upcoming UK tour in May:
"The wait is over: HammerFall will finally return in style to the United Kingdom! Kicking off spring and May with a week of Templar invasion on the British shores, it will be nothing short of...yes, a crusade. In the name of heavy metal, time to fly your rebel banners high, folks!"
The tour dates are as follows:
01.05.2010 - Manchester - Academy
02.05.2010 - Glasgow - Cathouse
03.05.2010 - Sheffield - Corporation
04.05.2010 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
05.05.2010 - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
06.05.2010 - London - Electric Ballroom
Tunasian progressive metal band Myrath, who recently signed to XIII BIS RECORDS (SONY distribution) for the exclusive release in Europe of the new album "DESERT CALL" in Europe, has issued the following comments regarding the recent signing, "We wish to thank Mehdi EL JAI (chairman executive officer) Samuel Pernes (administrative and financial manager) Emmanuelle Charles (Sales Manager) as well as all XIII Bis Records staff"
The band has also made the following announcement, "We are pleased to announce that Myrath new album 'DESERT CALL' will be officially released in Europe on January 25th 2010, it will be available in most stores throughout Europe. The album will also be released worldwide (excluding Europe) by a prestigious American Label" More...
Drawn and Quartered has issued the following year end update:
"Hails to all METAL WARLORDS! Here is the end of the year news for Seattle's own DRAWN and QUARTERED. In early spring 2009 we recorded the demo 'Conquerors of Sodom' a happy little ditty intended for the long awaited EVIL DEATH METAL 7" series and compilation, and agreed to a T shirt deal with RELAPSE RECORDS. I was informed by Eli Shaika from RELAPSE RECORDS that the artwork had recently been completed so the project is still in motion... In June we released our first ever DVD on MORIBUND CULT RECORDINGS. This package includes some live footage and photo gallery from the 'ASSAULT OF EVIL TOUR' 2008, High Quality final cuts of our 3 music videos, and over twenty vintage performances dating back to 1996 featuring the early era of D&Q and songs from the first two records, and early demos. The second era of DRAWN AND QUARTERED began in 2002, with our demo 'Crusaders of Blasphemy' then a SODOM cover, a 7" and 4 more records, this era had come to an end in mid 2008, when Greg Reeves quit. After regrouping Herb began playing bass, as we continued writing our next record. So far we have about 12 songs were are working on, ten will be on our upcoming demo we are woring on. The era of the DRAWN AND QUARTERED reboot V3.0 has begun. Now we are the unholy triumvirate of freakin' evil! This the first year since 1996 we haven't played a show! The wait will be worth it! The new music is tighter, faster and more solid than ever, the guitar riffs and bass lines accompanied by relentless double bass and blast beats creating the most sinister foundation of dark,brutal blackened death metal we can muster! This year will see the continuation of this demo and writing, and a return to the recording studio for real, and release of album #6! We are having our website redone, our logo reworked and artwork for a new T shirt, but Gabriel Byrne, as well as our next record cover is being discussed. And finally a return to the stage, but this will be a DRAWN AND QUARTERED you haven't seen before, performing a mix of older classics as well as amazing new material, we want to do this right. We are upgrading some technical aspects of our sound and performance, and we're looking forward to putting the 'show on the road' sometime in the future. I'm looking forward to an excellent new year, I hope you all have a good one!"
Dutch metal band THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE has posted a music video for the song "The Burial" on youtube. Watch the video below:
Indian metal band Demonic Resurrection has set the release date of their 3rd full-length album, "The Return To Darkness" for January 15th, 2010. The album features 10 tracks of "demonic metal" with artwork done by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc, who has previously done artwork for Karl Sanders, Nile, Behemoth, Necrophagist etc.
Fans can pre-order a special limited edition box set version of the album from the bands website. The box set will have the album in jewel case format with a poster, sticker and a t-shirt featuring brand new artwork and logos.
Buffalo's RHINOCEROS is preparing to release their Eulogy Recordings debut album, “They Are Coming For Me,” on February 2nd. A new song, “Righteous Man,” has also been posted on their new Myspace page.
The tracklisting for "They Are Coming For Me" [cover art] is as follows:
01. Righteous Man
02. One More Breath
03. They Are Coming For Me
04. Breaking Point
05. No Trust
06. Choices Made
07. Falling Down
08. Let Me Die In Peace
09. Self Destruct
11. Mad World
12. Faded Glory More...
Metalunderground.com has obtained an exclusive sneak peek video clip of Rammstein's upcoming music video for "Ich Tu Dir Weh," off the band's latest album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Dam," which was released on October 16th through Universal Records. Check out the sneak peek clip below.
The full music video for "Ich Tu Dir Weh" is expected to premiere next week.
French black metal band NIRNAETH has named their new album "Splendour Of The Abyss" [cover art]. The album will be released at the end of December through Great Dane Records. A new track, entitled "Spirit Elimination," has also been posted on their MySpace page.
Pathology has announced their signing to Victory Records with the following message:
"It is with great pleasure that we announce our signing to Victory Records! We have been working tirelessly at writing new music and are ecstatic to be putting our next album out through Victory. We would like to thank Tony and the Pathology team for their diligent efforts in bringing Pathology and Victory together. Most of all, we would like to thank the fans who've been there from day one to support us every step of the way. We are very excited and can't wait to release our yet-untitled 2010 album!"
After spending the last three months decimating North America, Oderus Urungus and GWAR are putting the final touches on the first leg of their "LUST IN SPACE" 25th Anniversary Slay-a-bration. And what better way to do that than with a sold out show in New York City and a return to FOX NEWS' "Red Eye" as the shows one and only Intergalactic Correspondent. The show will air late Monday night December 14th at 3:00 am EST (12:00 PST).
Oderus Urungus had the following to say about his latest appearance:
"We have savaged the country for the last three months, bringing in mammoth crowds when most other tours were EATING SHIT. So look for a full report on all the naughtiest behind-the-scenes GWAR tour action, as well as an update on a things extraterrestrial!"
In other GWAR news, the band was recently featured on the Fuel TV show "The Daily Habit." If you missed the show when it originally aired, you can view the videos at the links below:
The final dates for GWAR on tour with Job For A Cowboy & The Red Chord are as follows:
12/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/13 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Swedish metal band Hostile Cell issues the following update regarding their new album:
"We have agreed on the title of the album... It will be called 'the Deafening,' reflecting the chaotic media static that surrounds every civilized human 24-7, and of course the sonic assault that these songs will deliver. The album will be mixed in January and tentatively released in April of 2010. "
ANTERIOR has announced a short run of dates in December to close the year and air some of the new songs they've been busy working on over the past few months. The band comments:
"After being confirmed on the Garage show with Sylosis we decided to add a short string of dates in some new places and venues that we haven't hit before. We are using these shows to play some new songs for you guys so you can let us know what you think!
"We are all very excited to play some new material live as we have been writing for the album and have not been near a stage since August. Playing live is always what we have loved the most and we cant wait to get back out and see in the festive season in some new cities, its gonna be a blast! See you there..."
Here are the ANTERIOR U.K. tour dates:
12/12 Pontyridd Club Y Bont w/ Malefice
12/13 Colchester The Twist
12/15 Bournemouth Champions
12/16 London Garage w/ Sylosis, Ted Maul, Savage Messiah
ANTERIOR will be recording their highly anticipated follow up to 2007's "This Age Of Silence" early in 2010.
Jordanian One man Project Einherjer Rising has issued the following statment:
"The title for the new album was changed from 'Omnipotent Unknown' into 'Berserk.'
"'Berserk' was the working title for the album, and at the end it regained its place. The new name is directly related to the old one in what I intended to represent, it is just much more direct. A Berserk, or Berserker was a much feared Norse warrior during the Viking age that used to fight with a state of extreme frenzy and ferocity. With the old title; 'Omnipotent Unknown' I was actually referring to the 'Berserker Warrior' during battle when he's experiencing this state of frenzy, hence in the eyes of his enemies he is an unknown omnipotent, hence 'Omnipotent Unknown.' However, after researching more heavily on the word omnipotent, I realized that it is a bit more limited in its use, and could be misunderstood which would alter the whole idea of the album title, and that is something I wont allow.
"Legend has it that Berserk warriors were undefeatable and that they didn't even feel the pain of wounds in battle. They wore bear or wolf skins on their heads, went into battle without a shirt, armor or chainmail to prove that their bodies are immune to iron weapons. They howled like wild animals, bit the edge of their shields and cut down everything they met.
"'Berserk' is now in the mastering stage and will enter the manufacturing stage soon."
The new video clip for the song "Ascension Chamber," by Swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY, can now be streamed here.
Commented guitarist Per Nilsson: "A spiritual entity that originates from the sun travels through the solar system, destination: the earth. That's the basic concept of the song 'Ascension Chamber'. So when we decided to do a video for it, we knew we had to set it in space!
You can view the video here:
We shot the video on the 25th of October with director Ronny Hemlin, only two days before we went on the Neckbreakers Ball tour with BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVERS and ARSIS. We performed 'Ascension Chamber' every night on tour and it's one of those songs that just works really well live. It's a keeper on the setlist for sure."
"Ascension Chamber" comes off the bands latest effort Dark Matter Dimensions out now on Nuclear Blast Records. More...
Swedish "horror-doom" metallers Skeletal Spectre recently released their new album "Tomb Coven" through Razorback Recordings. Skeletal Spectre has uploaded a new track from the album, which is available for streaming online. The song "The Decapitress," along with the previously uploaded title track, can be heard at Skeletal Spectre's MySpace page. The cover artwork for "Tomb Coven" can also be found at this location.
W.A.S.P. has issued the following update about their upcoming summer European festival appearances:
"The band are currently adding dates to a European summer festival tour. Back by popular demand W.A.S.P. will be making return visits to : Wacken, Sweden Rock Festival, & more in the summer of 2010. Look out for exact dates and show times to be announced in the new year. The US tour for early next year is shaping up as well as we speak....dates to follow shortly. Let your friends know W.A.S.P. is coming with all the fire & ferocity as known for & bring them with you to the shows!"
The currently confirmed upcoming W.A.S.P. tour dates are as follows: More...
Missouri metallers Ares Kingdom have issued the following announcement about pushing back the release date for their new album:
"Chaosmongers, After sorting out a screwed-up proof from the pressing plant a couple days ago, we're not anticipating the release of Incendiary just after the first of the year. Apologies for the delay. See some of you in KC on January 2nd."
The cover artwork for "Incendiary" can be viewed at this location.
Tommy Victor, founder of Prong, spent November 20th, 2009 with Max Cavalera and Soulfly in the studio collaborating on the song "Lethal Injection" for Soulfly's upcoming album "Omen." Max and Tommy split vocal duties on the song. Tommy had the following to say of the collaboration: " It was an honor and a pleasure working with Soulfly in the studio. I think the song turned out great and is definitely a killer track." A video of the recording session can be viewed below. More...
Cold frontman Scooter Ward has issued a couple of video updates on the band's upcoming new album entitled "Epic." Check them out below:
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature Bam Margera and the following lineup of videos:
Isis - "20 Minutes / 40 Years"
Cradle of Filth - "Nymphetamine"
Janus - "Eyesore"
Mastodon - "Divinations"
Valient Thorr - "Tomorrow Police"
CKY - "Flesh Into Gear"
Killswitch Engage - "End of Heartache"
Killswitch Engage - "Rose of Sharyn"
Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"
Sweden's Netherbird are currently offering three songs as free MP3 downloads. The tracks "In the Eyes of Time," "Across the Chasm," "Love under Will (O.R.E.-cover)," can be downloaded at Netherbird's MySpace blog. The cover of "Love Under Will" also features guest vocals from Metallic Kitty of Swedish thrashers Decadence. Netherbird will release their "Covered In Darkness" EP, which consists entirely of covers, on December 15th, 2009.
Maroon has posted a new song, "Children of the Next Level," from the band's latest album, "Order," on their MySpace player for streaming. The song features Iblis from Endstille and SG from Secrets of the Moon on vocals.
Maroon achieved their first ever chart entry with the release of "Order" by hitting the German album charts at #63.
The Haunted, who recently re-signed with Century Media Records, has announced two new shows in Holland next year. Here are the dates:
12 march Kerkrade - Rock Tempel
14 march Enschede - Atak
These are headline shows in between the SLAYER dates.
Adelaide’s Double Dragon is set to unplug this weekend, thanks to circumstances leaving only two band members available to play their previously announced show. The band commented:
"We were booked in to play a xmas show at the Cavan Hotel this Saturday, but due to unforeseen circumstances, Roady cant make the show, but as ‘they say’ … the show must go on, and seeing its Christmas and all, Davin and Lee have decided they will play the show as a 2 piece, one microphone and an acoustic guitar and re-work Double Dragon songs and perform some of their favourite songs that have influenced the band over the years. Davin and Lee have been working hard all week, practicing every night to make sure that this will be a ‘Double Dragon’ show that you will not forget.”
"The show is on the 12/12/2009 @ The Cavan Hotel, Cavan, outside in the beer garden. There is lots of metal on before hand, The Scars, Splattergasm, Officer Down + more…
“In no particular order the songs they will be playing are:
Space They Cannot Touch ( KATE MILLER HEIDKE )
Prelude For The Damned
My Kantele ( AMORPHIS )
Black Sails Of Armageddon
Suicide Note Part 1 ( PANTERA – RIP BROTHER DIME! )
Dead But Still Killing
The Thunder Rolls ( GARTH BROOKES )
Down in a Hole ( ALICE IN CHAINS – RIP LAYNE! )
The Brother Slayer ( AMORPHIS )
"Double Dragon apologize for the fact we are not playing a set, but lets face it Adelaide has plenty of opportunity to see us most months, and we promise that Lee and Davin willl deliver the goods and give you a memorable show."
Lebanese extreme metal act KAOTEON has finished the mixing of their upcoming full length album. Mastering is to begin on December 18th in one of the best European studios. You can check out some photos from the studio session on the band's MySpace blog.
Here's a video of Kaoteon from Sandstorm Fest 2009: