Metal News for December 13, 2009
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21 news articles posted on this day.
A trailer for OBITUARY's "Live Xecution - Live @ Party.SAn Open Air 2008" DVD has been posted online. The video footage was filmed at PARTY.SAN Open Air (Germany), August 9, 2008. The DVD is out now via REGAIN RECORDS. Check out the trailer below.
BUZZOV*EN will see the release of five previously unreleased tracks this coming January as "Violence From The Vault." These unearthed tracks were recorded in 1995 with the original "Sore" line-up and would prove to be the last recordings with that line-up.
"Violence From The Vault" will see a January 5th North American release date and is available for pre-order at this location. In addition to the digipak CD, this release will also be available digitally and on 12” vinyl.
Violence From The Vault’s complete track listing is: “Mainline,” “Paintake,” “Breed,” “Nod,” and “I Never.” Audio samples taken from BUZZOV*EN’s previous works can be heard now via the band’s official MySpace page.
The U.K.’s ARCHITECTS has lined their next tour up, as direct support to Underoath in Europe. Here are those tour dates:
17.03.2010 (NL) Amsterdam - Melkweg
18.03.2010 (B) Brussels - VK Club
19.03.2010 (D) Berlin - Lido
21.03.2010 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumphuset
22.03.2010 (SE) Lund (Malmo) - Mejeriet
24.03.2010 (SE) Stockholm - Arenan
26.03.2010 (SF) Helsinki - Tavastia
31.03.2010 (CZ) Prague - Lucerna Music Bar
01.04.2010 (A) Vienna - Arena
02.04.2010 (D) Chemnitz - Talschock
03.04.2010 (D) Munich - Muffathalle
04.04.2010 (I) Cesena - Vidia Club
05.04.2010 (I) Rome - Blackout Club
06.04.2010 (I) Milan - Alcatraz Club
These tour dates are in addition to their dates in Australia as part of the Soundwave Festival:
20.02.2010 Brisbane - RNA Showground
21.02.2010 Sydney - Eastern Creek Raceway
26.02.2010 Melbourne - Showgrounds (sold out!)
27.02.2010 Adelaide - Bonython Park
01.03.2010 Perth - Steel Blue Oval
Unholy recently finished shooting a video for the song "These Wounds Never Heal," taken from their Prosthetic Records debut. The video was filmed and produced by Al Columbia, who are known as brilliant visionaries in the comics medium. Check out the video below:
South Australian metal band Se Bon Ki Ra has been announced as one of the local acts on line up for the 2010 Big Day Out in Adelaide on January 29th.
"We will be tearing it up on the Hot Produce stage from 6.15 – 7pm, so if you got yourself a ticket before they sold out or you manage to get hold of one through some other dodgy means, come on down and throw some hometown love and support our way!"m
German metal band Die Apokalyptischen Reiter has announced their first UK headlining tour. The band comments, "We are really happy to announce our first ever UK headlining tour. After the great success at BLOODSTOCK and HARD ROCK HELL festival we will return with more songs & more madness."
The tour dates are as follows:
18/02 - LONDON - Underworld
19/02 - LEEDS - RIOS
20/02 - EDINBURGH - Studio 24
21/02 - NOTTINGHAM - Basement Rock City
Alaskan metal band 36 Crazyfists has issued the following update:
"Just wanted to give a little update and let you guys know we are alive and well and writtng our asses off. We have been holed up in Garden Studios AKA Northern Alps in Anchorage, Alaska with Captain Dirt Head Steven Holt at the helm once again. We hope to be wrapping this thing up come spring for a summer release. I wont ramble on too much and tell you guys that this is our heaviest or moodiest record yet but i will say its pretty f'n cool so far and we are very stoked."
Italian thrash metal band Subhuman has posted the music video for their song "Nata Troia," which is taken from the album "Profondo Rozzo." The video was directed by Luca Boni and Marco Ristori at Extreme Video. Watch the video below:
Virginia doom metal band Withersoul has issued the following update regarding the delay of their album:
"We're aware that some of you are probably becoming irritated by the fact that our full length was supposed to be out 6 months ago, but we've run into a few roadblocks to say the least. Yet another vocal personnel change has happened. Laura and Withersoul have parted ways and we have recruited Lyssa (formerly of Azure Allele) in her place. To hear her previous work, head over here."
"Despite the setbacks, the album is still close to being completed. Just have to rework some lyrics and tighten up the little stuff. Give us a few months and we'll see you at the shows again."
Ex-Stormwitch, Mystic Prophecy, Majesty, and Crystal Viper members have joined together to form a new band titled Born Again. The band has issued the following statement about recording a new single:
"The brand new female fronted international Power Metal act named Born Again, has just recorded its debut single titled 'Neverending Fire' which will be released in early 2010. Songs were produced by Bart Gabriel (Crystal Viper, Lonewolf), and recorded at the MP Studio with Mariusz Pietka (Crystal Viper, Pathfinder). The same team is already working on the debut full length album of Born Again, scheduled for 2010."
Born Again features the following members:
Marta Gabriel - Lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Martin Albrecht - Bass guitar and backing vocals
Björn Daigger - Guitars and backing vocals
Tom "Golem" Danczak - Drums
The song "Neverending Fire" is currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
Swedish horror-doom act Skeletal Spectre have announced they will release a mini-album titled "Revenge Seeking Spirits" through the newly formed label Hexamorphosis Productions. The cover artwork for "Revenge Seeking Spirits" can be viewed at this location. Details on the release date will be announced as they become available. Skeletal Spectre also recently released the album "Tomb Coven" through Razorback Recordings. Two songs from the album are available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
Stream of Passion has posted the second tour diary from their "Beauty and the Beast" tour alongside Atrocity, Elis, and Sirenia. Excerpts from the road report follow:
"November 20, 2009 - Biebob, Vosselaar (B) Waking up because my iPhone is notifying me that we arrived in Belgium (network change) is not the most relaxed way to start a morning, but despite that it looks like it's going to be a terrific day. The bus is parked several hundred meters from the venue, and at the moment that we're crawling out of our bunks the doors are still closed. A quick dash across the street for a sandwich and then the venue opens their doors. It's time to drag some guitars and personal things in. The Biebob is a well-known and respected venue for us Dutchies and it's an honor to get the opportunity to play our music there again. Rather soon the bar near the entrance has been transformed into a internet cafe with all kinds of laptops on display. Through Skype Seven (Leaves’ Eyes drummer) and I seek contact with the people we left at home. I wave at my wife and daughter through the webcam. A slight sense of being home. More...
Sylosis has issued the following recap of their recent tour alongside Dragonforce:
"So our 20 date run supporting Dragonforce finished last night in Liverpool. It was an amazing tour, made easy by all the bands being fucking safe and welcoming. Extra shout out to Glamour Of The Kill for being splendid chaps as well as Fred, Sam, Herman and Dave of DF and all the bands crew for helping us out along the way.
"Huge thanks to everyone we met along the way, especially those of you who put us up with such late notice! We will be uploading a tour blog video and pictures over the next week or so. If you have any pictures or videos then feel free to send them over to email@example.com and we'll put them up. See everyone at the Relentless London Garage this Wednesday for our headline and final gig of the year. Cheers!"
Misantrof Anti-Records, the label fronted by Carpathian Forest bassist Vrangsinn, is currently offering an anti-Christmas album both for streaming and as a free download. The album, titled "Holy Fucking AntiChristmas Volume II," can be downloaded at this location. Each song on the album was provided by a different band providing their own take on an anti-Christmas song. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Profane Prayer - Who Gives a Fuck?
2. Plaag - Christmas Time
3. Pal Potet - Eg Trur
4. Vrangsinn - A Song About Nothing At All (Mad Happy Melody)
5. Exetheris - Don't Give Me The Christmas Blues
6. The Small Penis Syndromes - Penis Is My Friend
7. 26z - A Cold Warmth
8. Throne Of Malediction - Black Friday
9. RH - Lamb Song
Bonus Tracks (Tribute To Eirik Skrangle)
10. Vrangle - There Is No Flaming Arrows (Paint the Whore)
11. Eirik Skrangle - Avgaarde
Montreal's Vengeful has issued the following update about parting ways with their bassist:
"Hey everyone!!! Special Report: We unfortunately have to announce that Olivier Pinard has left Vengeful to pursue his dream with montreallers Neuraxis.
"So we are now 'once again' looking for a new bass player. We're looking for a seriously passionate musician (age 25 +) with full gear to join the band as we've already started demoing songs for our 3rd release and we can't be slowed down by anymore lineup changes. Needless to say, we wish things would've taken a different turn but......that's just how this scene is after all??? Interested parties can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or here.
"On the positive side. We've completed and demoed Awakening, Delusional, Still and Malice. Everything is sounding a bit more focused than on TOC but the material is also way deeper so expect something slower and even more depressive. We're starting on the faster stuff next week with Hooked.....we intend to play our hometown in Febuary and a few selected places around our province. Some of those dates will feature returning bass player Etienne Bayard as a fill in. We'll keep you posted!!!!"
Polish ambient black metal act Cold Life are currently offering their new EP "Nostalgia" as a free download. "Nostalgia" consists of one 20:31 instrumental track titled "Touch of Solitude." The cover artwork for the EP can be found at this location. "Nostaliga" can be downloaded here.
Iranian black metal act Ekove Efrits has issued the following update about releasing a new album:
"Hypermnesia is name of the new album. Finally the last process on the album has done and the cover art is also ready to show the face of its music, 'Hypermnesia' contains 10 songs with 43:04 total time, about the genre the album is experimental, near to conceptual electronic music or maybe modern classic too, I've put some songs from that to download so you can find them on the download section plus album section for some info, the next level is finding a label to release and supporting 'Hypermnesia.' I will keep you informed of this process, best regards."
German metallers Into Darkness have issued the following announcement about seeking a new drummer:
"Sadly we had to part ways with latest drummer Thiele, due to personal Reasons. At this moment we are again desperately looking for a drummer to fill in Peters spot. Important: No Shows will be canceled, Thiele offered to play the remaining shows with the Band. 'The Band' is still rehearsing in Mannheim while Bassist Skully is recovering from his Knee Surgery til February. Instead of writing new songs during this Pause (as originally planned), we'll have to spend the time once again on auditioning drummers to fill into this Spot from now on.
"Please get in touch with us if you are: More...
Sweden's Slodust has issued the following update from the studio about their drum recording sessions:
"Hey friends. Just want to tell you something about how the recording is going... We started on Wen 12/9, and seven of ten trax are done with drums and they sound insane! Dante is doing an amazing work on the drums, seven trax on two days...SIC!!! Doing the last trax tomorrow on drums (or wait....its today!!!), then it`s Erssons turn...Hell Yeah!"
A few weeks ago I was in the metal section of my local HMV branch, when I heard some kids mention a name. "Oooh! Death! What a great band name! Honestly, who would buy an album from a band with such a stupid name? I bet they suck!" All I could think to myself as they wandered away with their copies of the latest Slipknot and Panic! At The Disco albums was, "If you only knew, kids...." Quite honestly, Death's name is about the only thing anyone could ever have a problem with. Everything else about them is pure magic. Death is responsible for some of the best songs, album covers, song titles and musicianship in the celebrated history of extreme metal.
Death was formed in 1983 by vocalist/guitarist Chuck Schuldiner in the city of Orlando, Florida. They released their first album, "Scream Bloody Gore," four years later and quickly established themselves as one of the pioneers of death metal along with bands such as Possessed and Obituary. Their next album, "Leprosy" followed on where "Scream Bloody Gore" left off lyrically, focusing on violence, blood and guts, but the band changed to writing about more social and political issues on their next album, "Spiritual Healing." This album also featured alot more in the way of melodies and musical progression than the previous two albums. The band continued with their progression into the technical side of death metal when they released the album "Human" in 1991, which featured Schuldiner as well as Sadus bassist Steve DiGorgio and Cynic members Sean Reinhert and Paul Masvidal. "Human" also featured the band's first song to be given the music video treatment, "Lack Of Comprehension." More...
Finnish thrash metal band Am I Blood has issued the following update:
"So at the moment we're working really hard to get best possible way to release 'Existence of Trauma.' We truly want to make it possible for you all to get it if you feel so, so hopefully we'll find a good label who's ready to work with us in every aspect."
The band has also posted a teaser of the new album on their MySpace page.