"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Metal News for December 17, 2010

Last updated on July 25, 2014 at 7:01 PM ET

We post metal news every day, throughout the day, covering thousands of metal bands including underground and unsigned bands. You are currently browsing the news archive, but you can also find news by band.

39 news articles posted on this day.

New Metal Songs Coming To The Rock Band Network

It's a big week for the Rock Band Network, with loads of new rock and metal songs hitting the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii platforms. The 360 edition recently saw new tracks from Kataklysm, Emmure, Comeback Kid, and Evansecence. The Wii is catching up to the other consoles, seeing songs from Emperor, Warpath, Evergreen Terrace, Graveyard BBQ, Death Angel, In This Moment, and Otep on December 21st. The complete list of newly added Rock Band Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Don Johansen - "Unbound Soul"
Sabrosa Purr - "Fashion Kills"
Partially Poetic - "She's a Runaway"
Nonpoint - "Alive and Kicking"
Strayplay - "Vuvuzela Anthem"
Evanescence - "Going Under"
Michael John Ahern - "Drive"
Philip Franco - "Jam"
Rainbowdragoneyes - "Creatures ov Deception"
Comeback Kid - "Do Yourself A Favor"
The Word Alive - "The Hounds of Anubis"
Garage A Trois - "Rescue Spreaders"
Emmure - "10 Signs You Should Leave"
Blessthefall - "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
Matt "Chainsaw" Chaney - "Donuts, Go Nuts!"
Kataklysm - "Determined (Vows of Vengeance) (2x Bass Pedal)"
BS (A. Whiteman) - "Swallow My Children"
Raven Quinn - "Catalyst"
Single White Infidel - "The History of Execution (featuring Bluefusion)"
Bojibian - "Hallway"
I Am King Tony - "Stereo Stereo"
Rain Dogs - "Fallen"
Fear of Water - "Firewall"
Driven By Entropy - "Escaping"
Woe, Is Me - "[&] Delinquents" More...

Read more...  |  2 Comments - Discuss

Noctis Imperium Posts "Unus In Nihi" Video

Noctis Imperium has posted a video for the song "Unus In Nihi," which can be viewed below. The band also commented: "Here is the promo video for the song Unus in nihil, extracted from our latest EP entitled NIHIL (Abyss Records - 2010.) Hope you enjoy it!"


Unus in nihil

Noctis Imperium | Myspace Music Videos

0 Comments - Discuss

Soundwave Organizer Slams Avenged Sevenfold

Australia's Soundwave festival organizer AJ Maddah has released a series of statements, through his official Twitter account, discussing Avenged Sevenfold's decision to back out of the festival. The entire statement reads:

"Avenged [Sevenfold] have decided, despite having originally confirmed a mid-afternoon spot, that they are now unwilling to play unless it is night time. At the same time, they are refusing to play at the same time as [Iron] Maiden… In other words, they want 'Maiden to play in the afternoon!

"While Avenged are a massive band, having sold around 8,000 copies of their new album nationally, I won't be able to move Maiden's time slot. I have now reached the point where I can no longer mess around 70 other bands and 180,000 ticket holders to appease this band's nonsense. I have every expectation that they will go back on their agreement and cancel."

83 Comments - Discuss

Medeia Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish progressive death metal act Medeia has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "We All Fail" which is taken from its forthcoming studio album, "Abandon All." "Abandon All" is set for release in April of 2011 through Fullsteam Records. You can view the video below:

0 Comments - Discuss

Evile Confirms Festival Appearance

U.K. metal act Evile has announced that it will be appearing at the forthcoming edition of Germany's With Full Force festival. The festival is set to take place between July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at in Lobnitz, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:
50 LIONS
CARNIFEX
DEEZ NUTS
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DIE KASSIERER
ELÄKELÄISET
EVILE
ILL NIÑO
KRAWALLBRÜDER
MISERY INDEX
NEGATOR
PARKWAY DRIVE
PETER PAN SPEEDROCK
STREET DOGS
TERROR
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
THE CASUALTIES

1 Comment - Discuss

Metallica Drummer Comments On "Big Four" Shows

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following comment concerning the forthcoming "Big Four" concerts set to take place at the 2011 Sonisphere festivals.

"As soon as the 'Big Four' gigs started rolling across Sonisphere festivals in Eastern Europe last summer, we all felt we were part of something special. The vibe within the bands was more than anyone had anticipated and the vibe with the fans was so next level, it completely blew our minds... there was no way this should not happen again!!!"

Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth have all announced that they will be performing at both the U.K. and France editions of the festival. More information on the U.K. gig can be found here , while the "Big Four" will be appearing in Amnéville, France on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

5 Comments - Discuss

Children of Bodom To Play Wacken Open Air

Finnish melodic metal act Children of Bodom has announced that it will be participating in the forthcoming edition of the Wacken Open Air festival. The 2011 edition of the festival is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:
ACCU§ER
APOCALYPTICA
AVANTASIA
BLAAS OF GLORY
BLIND GUARDIAN
CHILDREN OF BODOM
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
HAYSEED DIXIE
IN SOLITUDE
JUDAS PRIEST
KHOLD
KNORKATOR
MAYHEM
MOTÖRHEAD
OZZY OSBOURNE
PRIMAL FEAR
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
RUSSKAJA
SEPULTURA
SKÁLMÖLD
SKI KING
SMACK BALLZ
SODOM
STIER
SUBWAY TO SALLY
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
THE PROPHECY²³
TOKYO BLADE
TRIVIUM
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
WARRANT

1 Comment - Discuss

Avenged Sevenfold Comments On Portnoy Split

Vocalist M.Shadows of California modern metal act Avenged Sevenfold spoke to The Pulse of Radio in regards to the band's decision to part ways with former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. M.Shadows commented by saying:

"We were actually a little more shocked. We felt that maybe both parties could have handled it a little more internally without being so press release-happy about what had happened between them. Because we're a band that, really, when it comes to news all over web sites or this or that about bands, you know, we don't tweet much, we don't try to put ourselves out that much, and all the drama and controversy wasn't something that we wanted at all."

8 Comments - Discuss

Beyond The Dream Posts Studio Footage

Finland's Beyond the Dream has posted up three recording videos from the band's time in the studio working on a new album. The drum tracks for the songs "Underneath The Veil Of Solitude," "Decadence Dressed Her," and "Thirteenth Dawn" can be viewed below.

More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

As I Lay Dying To Film New Music Video

San Diego, California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has leaked that it will be filming a music video for the song "Anodyne Sea" today, Friday December 17, with Killswitch Productions directors Mike Pecci and Ian McFarland. Mike Pecci and Ian McFarland are known for their work with bands such as Meshuggah and Fear Factory.

In recent news, As I Lay Dying announced that it will be hitting the road once again for a headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Winds Of Plague and After The Burial. You can view the full list of As I Lay Dying tour dates at this location.

6 Comments - Discuss

Dalriada Signs With AFM Records

Hungarian folk metal act Dalriada has announced its signing with the European based record label AFM Records. The six-piece folk metal act joins a roster of other bands that includes Ektomorf, Korzus, Crystal Viper as well as internationally licensed artists GWAR, Danzig and Fear Factory. AFM Records commented on the signing by saying:

"Except for groover metallers [Ektomorf], not many Hungarian bands have made it to international fame. This will change now! AFM Records has signed Dalriada and presents a band that will be acclaimed by folk metal fans all over the world.

"The Hungarian six-piece already achieved almost everything possible in their home country and proved that they are up for more. The original blend of heavy metal and Hungarian folklore combined with extreme metal elements convinced not only insider."

0 Comments - Discuss

The Very End Parts Ways With Drummer Lars Janosch

German extreme metal act The Very End has announced that it has parted ways with drummer Lars Janosch. Lars Janosch commented on the situation by saying:

"Due to private reasons, I won't be able to play with The Very End for the time being. This decision has been made by the band and myself after a considerable time. Of course I'll be at hand with help and advice for my boys as far as my family life permits me to do so! Thanx to all fans for a great time!!!"

The Very End will release its new album, "Mercy & Misery," on January 25th, 2011 through SPV/E1 Entertainment. The tracklisting for the effort can be viewed below:

1. Memento
2. Ball And Chain
3. The Leper
4. Rat Nation
5. Dead Is The New Alive
6. Letters To The Living
7. A Hole In The Sun
8. For All Things Undone
9. Vultures
9. Immigrant Song (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
10. Three Zero Nine
11. Blacklisted

0 Comments - Discuss

Eluveitie Updates Tour Schedule

Eluveitie has issued the following announcement about adding on a new live show in Springfield:

"We are happy to add a Show at the Jaxx in Springfield VA to our upcoming US-Tour in February 2011! Furthermore the Show at the Key Club in Hollywood CA (February 18th) has been moved to the Glasshouse in Pomona, while the Show in Toronto on the 6th will be one hell of a special event when both Eluveitie's and Death Angel's headline tours will be combined to one show with the following line-up: Eluveitie, Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Holy Grail, Lazarus AD, Early Man, System Divide, Bonded By Blood, and Hexen."

The upcoming Eluveitie tour dates are as follows:

02/01/11 - Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
02/02/11 - The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
02/03/11 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
02/04/11 - Cercle – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
02/05/11 - Le National – Montreal, QC – CANADA
02/06/11 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
02/08/11 - The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
02/09/11 - Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
02/10/11 - Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
02/11/11 - Maquis Theater – Denver, CO
02/12/11 - Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
02/14/11 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
02/15/11 - Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
02/16/11 - Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
02/17/11 - Slims – San Francisco, CA
02/18/11 - The Glass House – Pomona, CA
02/19/11 - Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
02/21/11 - Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
02/22/11 - Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
02/24/11 - State Theatre – Saint Petersburg, FL
02/25/11 - Firestone Live – Orlando, FL
02/26/11 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/27/11 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA

1 Comment - Discuss

Steel Panther Posts Chicago Videos

Steel Panther has posted two short video clips online from the band's recent live performance in Chicago, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the videos:

"Here's some quick footage from last night's show at the Cubby Bear in Chicago: The Cubby Arrival and Departure. Steel Panther will be making their final stop at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado tonight and then it's back to rockin' Vegas and tearin' up the Sunset Strip!"

More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Times Of Grace Streaming New Song

Times of Grace has just revealed a new track off the band's upcoming debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man" exclusively through the Times of Grace Facebook Page. "Live in Love" is the third full song to be posted online from the forthcoming album, which is set to be released on January 18th, 2011.

The upcoming Times of Grace tour dates are as follows:

Feb. 01 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter
Feb. 02 Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade (downstairs)
Feb. 04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb. 05 Austin, TX @ Emo's
Feb. 07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Feb. 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Feb. 09 San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill
Feb. 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Ballroom
Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex - Grand Room
Feb. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb. 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 18 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theater
Feb. 20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 24 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 27 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

0 Comments - Discuss

Starring Janet Leigh Calling It Quits

Starring Janet Leigh has announced it will be officially disbanding after a final run of tour dates dubbed the "Lastt Call Tour" (the extra "T" is for "Let's get completely wasted!"). The band commented on the break up:

"Due to recent member changes and a drastic shift in our sound, we decided it was only fair that Starring Janet Leigh go out in style with one last kick at the can through our homeland. There are a lot of bands out there that keep the same name when they are clearly no longer the same band, and we've decided to take a different route than that. We all love what we did with SJL over the years and are sincerely going to miss it. The new album in the making is taking a very different direction than the previous release, but we're sure fans of SJL and fans of progressive metal will love it! Thanks to everyone who supported SJL the years, it means the world to us. Be sure to make it out to one of the final shows if you can, this tour is gonna be a BANGER!"

The dates are as follows:

Jan. 6th - Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe
Jan. 7th - Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh's Ear
Jan. 8th - Windsor, ON @ Coach & Horse
Jan. 9th - Brantford, ON @ the Alex
Jan. 11th - Mississauga, ON @ Marcello's
Jan. 12th - London, ON @ Music Hall Lounge
Jan. 13th - Sarnia, ON @ the Stubborn Mule
Jan. 14th - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
Jan. 15th - Montreal, QC @ L'Inco

0 Comments - Discuss

Odyssey Offering "Schematics" EP Free

Spokane based instrumental metallers Odyssey have announced they are currently offering the "Schematics" EP as a free download from today until Christmas Day. All four tracks from the EP can be found at this location.

The "Schematics" track listing is as follows:

1. Schematics
2. Fractured Dimensions
3. Requiem
4. Peripheral Aspects

1 Comment - Discuss

Interview

An Interview With Sydonia's Dana Roskvist

Melbourne, Australia based rockers Sydonia released a new single titled "Ocean of Storms" earlier this year, and recently finished up a run of tour dates alongside Korn. Despite being more on the rock end of the spectrum than the metal side, Sydonia has managed to perform with acts such as Between the Buried and Me, Slipnkot, and Machine Head. Sydonia's Dana Roskvist took some time to discuss the band's history with Metalunderground, as well as the "Given to the Destroyers" album and his take on why the band's music appeals to both rock and metal fans. More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Warbringer Announces Shows With Halford

Warbringer is set to kick off a three date trek supporting Halford, which serves as Halford’s follow up to his recent tour with Ozzy Osbourne. Warbringer's John Laux had the following to say:

"Seasons Slayings and Greetings everyone! It's been quite a turbulent sleigh ride since we released Waking Into Nightmares last year. We are very excited to wrap up the year with 3 killer Halford gigs in Southern California! Judas Priest has long been a staple of our late night tour van mp3 selection, so we are very excited and honored to share the stage with the the Metal God and Painkiller himself!

"These shows will also mark the end of 2 years of touring in support of the album. We had a great time visiting many countries and meeting a lot of great fans and bands. Some highlights include 3 great European/UK tours including Testament and co-headline runs with our friends in Evile and Skeletonwitch; an unforgettable time with Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust in Japan followed by a killer headlining tour in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and The Philippines; and naturally lots of trips through the States and Canada kicking off right after the album was released with Soilwork, Darkane, Exodus, Kreator, Obituary, Megadeth, and some the heaviest and meanest this year with Overkill, Vader, Pestilence and finally supporting Nevermore; one tour we will never forget! Thanks to everyone! Cheers and Humbugs."

The dates are as follows:

12/17 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
12/18 4th & B - San Diego, CA
12/19 The Grove - Anaheim, CA

1 Comment - Discuss

Turisas Announces New Album Details

Turisas has announced it's new album will be titled "Stand Up and Fight." “’Stand Up And Fight’ is a loose continuation of the story from ‘The Varangian Way’, and picks up where the previous one left us, in Constantinople,” explains mainman Mathias Nygård. “However, it is not a sequel as such. In general, the songs are much more universal and deal with topics that can be placed just as tightly into the modern world as in the 11th century Byzantine Empire. ‘Stand Up And Fight’ has much more to offer the contemporary listener.”

Mathias further commented on the album: "Turisas has always been about progression and evolution, and now with a new album we're not here to repeat ourselves but to have something new to come with - also visually. Our look has developed through the years, and it's never been something we created once to be static forever. Innovation is reinventing yourself regularly. We toured ‘The Varangian Way’ for three and a half years with a look that was tied to the album. With a new release, it was time for a makeover. The visual side has always played a very strong role in Turisas, and fear not - that's not going to change. Stronger than ever, Turisas has returned!"

The title track is currently available as a free download at this location (Facebook or Twitter account required). The "Stand Up and Fight" track listing is as follows: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Long Distance Calling Posts Album Teaser

Long Distance Calling has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming self-titled album, which can be viewed below. The band's new album is set to be released on February 21st [EU] & March 8th (US) through Superball Music.

0 Comments - Discuss

Upon A Burning Body Video Interview Available

BareBonesMusic.com recently conducted an interview with Upon a Burning Body vocalist Danny during the December Decimation tour. Footage from the interview can be viewed in the video clip below.

0 Comments - Discuss

Cerebral Bore Signs To Earache Records

Earache Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Cerebral Bore:

"Earache Records is proud to announce the signing of Scottish death metal band Cerebral Bore to a worldwide recording deal. Cerebral Bore are a young, talented group which formed in 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland and have built up a formidable reputation for their extreme brand of death metal. The band is comprised of front woman SIMONE 'SOM' PLUIJMERS, a 19-year old from the Netherlands with an inexplicable talent for brutal death metal vocals, along with guitarist PAUL MCGUIRE, bassist KYLE RUTHERFORD and drummer ALLAN MCDIBET."

Cerebral Bore has also issued the following statement:

"It's hard to describe how proud we are to sign with Earache Records. Being at the same starting blocks as bands like Carcass, Morbid Angel, Decapitated and Napalm Death, is something that we have always worked hard since the beginning to achieve, and finally being at this point with the band, to us is just phenomenal. More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Weedeater Announces New Album Release

North Carolina sludge crusaders Weedeater have completed work on their long-delayed fourth full-length release. The ten track album dubbed "Jason... The Dragon," has been scheduled for worldwide release on March 1st, 2011 via Southern Lord Recordings.

The "Jason... The Dragon" track listing is as follows:

1. The Great Unfurling
2. Hammerhandle
3. Mancoon
4. Turkey Warlock
5. Jason....the Dragon
6. Palms and Opium
7. Long Gone
8. March of the Bipolar Bear
9. Homecoming
10. Whiskey Creek

0 Comments - Discuss

Broken Melody Working On New Material

Italy's Broken Melody has issued the following update about working on a new music video and releasing a new EP in 2011:

"Hi rockers, how are you? We can Imagine that this new myspace layout is the worst 'online' thing that can happen at the end of the year!

"Anyway, good news here. We are workin' to sort out a lot of video stuff and our first videoclip. We are also aiming to produce an EP for the upcoming year, waiting for the new album :) So, keep rockin' and snowy."

0 Comments - Discuss

Helrunar Streaming New Song Online

German black metal act Helrunar has announced it's upcoming album "Sól I - Der Dorn im Nebel" is set for release on January 7th, 2011. The band is now streaming another new song online from the upcoming album. An edited version of the new track "Aschevolk" is available for streaming by clicking here. Helrunar has also previously posted the song "Nebelspinne" online, which can be heard at this location. The track listing for the two disc album is as follows:

Disc 1
1. Gefrierpunkt
2. Kollapsar
3. Unter dem Gletscher
4. Nebelspinne
5. Praeludium Eclipsis
6. Tiefer als der Tag
7. Nur Fragmente...
8. Ende 1.3 More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Hemoptysis Announces Internet Radio Interview

Hemoptysis vocalist/guitarist Masaki Murashita will appear on Medieval Radio for an on air interview this Saturday, Dec. 18th at 7:00 P.M. PST. You can stream the interview at this location.

Hemoptysis also recently wrapped up production of the band's upcoming album "Misanthropic Slaughter" with Ryan Greene (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Bad Religion, Sick of it All). The album is due to be released in early 2011, with the exact date to be made available soon.

The band has teamed up with Dose of Metal to stream the new song "Hopeless" a week before you can hear it on the bands Official web site. "Hopeless" is the second single from "Misanthropic Slaughter" and can be found here.

0 Comments - Discuss

Aggressive Disorder Offering Free MP3 Download

Aggressive Disorder has issued the following announcement about offering a free MP3 download for fans who sign up for the band's mailing list:

"As promised, 'The Killing Floor' is now available for free download. Simply sign up to our mailing list, and receive your free download. Well, what are you waiting for? Visit our official site to sign up, and get thrashing!"

You can download "The Killing Floor" at this location.

0 Comments - Discuss

Beecher Reforms For Live Shows

British progressive metal act Beecher has reformed almost five years after splitting up, with plans to play live shows in 2011. The band has issued the following statement:

"Summer 2011 sees the 10 year anniversary of the start of Beecher. We disbanded suddenly, during our most active period, playing just one 'goodbye' gig, at which more than 100 fans of the band were rejected at the doors of the already over-capacity venue.

"Having had five years of reflection time, and considering the aforementioned fact that our tenth birthday is fast approaching, we have decided to reform, playing a handful of shows over the course of 2011 - the first of which will take place on April 29th at the Star & Garter, in our hometown of Manchester. The rest are as-of-yet unconfirmed. Not only are we excited to do this for ourselves, but we're also keen that any Beecher fans that didn't manage to see us at the time, get the opportunity to witness what we do best!" More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Defiled Offering Free Download From New Album

Japanese death metallers Defiled are set to release "In Crisis" via Season of Mist on January 17th, 2011 (January 25th in the U.S.). The band is currently offering a free MP3 download of the new song "Retrogression" at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. From Alpha
2. Lethal Agitator
3. Retrogression
4. Unconscious Slavery
5. Paradoxical Chaos
6. In Crisis
7. Behind You Pray
8. Resentment Without End
9. Intolerant
10. Maze of Nescience
11. Revelation of Doom
12. To Omega

0 Comments - Discuss

Stream Of Passion Posts New Song Online

Stream of Passion has posted the new song "Spark" online, which can be heard in the video clip below. The band also commented on the song:

"The members of Stream of Passion have been working hard the last few months on new material for a new album that will see the light in 2011. But to make the waiting a little bit easier and as a big 'thank you' to all their fans for their unconditional support, the band has decided to share the new track 'Spark' with the world. Be sure to check the end of the year message from the band members, also on this YouTube channel! Stream of Passion wishes you Happy Holidays and all the best for 2011!"

0 Comments - Discuss

Xerath Posts Studio Report

Xerath has posted a video report online of the band's time in the studio recording the sophomore effort "Xerath II." You can check out the video clip below.

0 Comments - Discuss

Amoral Announces Benefit Show

Finland's Amoral has issued the following announcement about playing a benefit show to support families affected by leukemia:

"We will be playing a one-off show in Nosturi, Helsinki on January 15th as a tribute to our late friend and lighting technician Lauri Mailasalo. Lauri passed away this year, as a result of leukemia. Needless to say, the whole band was crushed by the news, as Lauri had been part of the Amoral crew almost since the very beginning. He will be deeply missed.

"Also playing at nosturi are Kiuas and Rytmihäiriö. Lauri worked with both bands occasionally also, so they were as eager as us to pay this tribute to our friend. Surprise guests are also very possible. All profits from this show will be donated to Sylva Ry, an organization of parents with children who have leukemia. Tickets (8€) for the event can be purchased here."

0 Comments - Discuss

Interview

Interview with Volkar Kael of Dawn of Ashes

Dawn of Ashes has had a busy few months. After releasing “Genocide Chapters” on September 14th and shooting a music video they struck out on a North American fall tour with Dimmu Borgir, which conveniently ended just a couple days ago. Their transformation to a vile-blackened-death-horror-metal monstrosity complete, guitarist Volkar Kael took some time to answer a few questions via email, which is good because he probably would have sucked my soul through the phone. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Cage Of Torment Issues Band Update

Norwegian death metal act Cage of Torment has checked in with the following brief update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:

"About Cage of Torment: not satisfied with our recordings. Still working on mixing. Photo shoot this Sunday. Member change again, got a new bass player. All new update next week. All ready booked for two live show's in February 2011. More to come! Cheers!"

You can also check out sample Cage of Torment tracks available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.

0 Comments - Discuss

Kamelot Headbangers Ball Clips Posted Online

MTV has posted several clips online from Kamelot hosting Headbangers Ball earlier this month. Two of the clips can be viewed below, and the rest can be found here. Kamelot also commented:

"Clips of Kamelot’s Headbangers Ball now online. In addition, Thomas and Casey of Kamelot will be appearing at the NAMM show January 15-17th in Anaheim California. They will be representing Onboard Research, ESP Guitars, Pearl Drums and more!"

More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Circus Maximus To Support Kamelot In Oslo

Circus Maximus has issued the following announcement about supporting Kamelot at an upcoming Oslo show:

"We are pleased to announce that we'll be playing supporting Kamelot on their new 'Pandemonium Over Europe Tour 2011' in Oslo next May 14th at Sentrum Scene. Other bands to play are Evergrey and Amaranthe. Tickets are now on sale: for +18 ages go to this location and for -18 ages go here Probably this show will be sold out, so be hurry and get your tickets before it's too late!"

You can also check out the band's music through the Circus Maximus MySpace profile.

0 Comments - Discuss

1349 Issues End Of Year Update

Norwegian black metal act 1349 has checked in with the following end-of-year update and announcement about lining up new shows for 2011:

"2010 marks the end of an era for 1349. With new cooperation partners Twisted Talent (booking), PHD (merchandise) and last but not least, Indie Recordings as the chosen label, 1349 have prepared their next audible assault, filled to the brim with abyssic darkness and hellish energy. This release - by far their most brutal to this date - creates a great deal of friction in terms of differences from their previous efforts, and in addition brings several untraditional creative elements, another proof of the band’s innovative take on Black Metal.

"Alongside a US/Canadian tour, the band kicks off the new decade with a string of one-off European shows including the bands 1st ever show in Finland and several high-profile festivals such as Wacken and Summer Breeze."

0 Comments - Discuss

Lynch Mob Announces Winter Tour Dates

Lynch Mob, featuring George Lynch of Dokken fame, is planning a U.S. tour (with one Canadian date) in the new year. The band is still touring in support of their current release, “Smoke and Mirrors,” on Frontiers Records, which features singer Oni Logan and guitarist George Lynch reunited after seventeen years.

Here are the upcoming Lynch Mob tour dates:

01/21/11 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
01/21/11 - Tucson, AZ @ Branding Iron Bar & Grill
01/24/11 - Denver, CO @ Casselman’s
01/25/11 - Lincoln, NE @ The Grove
01/26/11 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
01/27/11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Rock House Cafe
01/28/11 - Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
01/29/11 - Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgaters
01/31/11 - New York, NY @ B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill
02/02/11 - Cambridge, Ontario @ 515 Concert Club
02/03/11 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
02/04/11 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
02/05/11 - Newark, DE @ The Cube
02/07/11 - Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
02/08/11 - Buford, GA @ 37 Main
02/10/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Crosstown Station
02/11/11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Samurai’s
02/12/11 - Houston, TX @ Flamingo Palace Concert Hall
02/13/11 - Dallas, TX @ Trees

0 Comments - Discuss