Metal News for December 23, 2009
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28 news articles posted on this day.
German metal/metalcore band Bury My Sins is back with "Rats," to be released on CD and 10" vinyl on Damage Done und Shark Men Records. With two full length records and countless shows behind them, this release is a good preview of what's to come. The 10" comes with a mp3 download code and features seven brand new songs.
You can check out the new track "Oblivion The End" on the band's MySpace page. They've also posted a trailer for the new album, which you can check out below.
Sweden's Bombs of Hades, which features Jonas Stålhammar of The Crown, have finished recording and mixing their first full-length album "Chambers of Abomination." The band is currently streaming two preview tracks for the album online. The songs "Corpse Holocaust" and "Master Builder" can be heard at Bombs of Hades' official MySpace page.
Serbian metallers Disdained have issued the following statement about streaming a new song online from their upcoming album:
"Greetings, as you might have already noticed, a new track from our upcoming 2nd full-length album is now uploaded on our MySpace profile. More details about our new CD will follow in 2010, so be sure to drop by frequently for updates. Anyways - listen & enjoy, comments are as always very welcome. Happy New Year in advance, and see you all in 2010!"
Disdained's new album will feature guest appearances by Steffen Kummerer of Obscura, Honza Kpaak of Avenger, and Urok of May Result. More details on the album's title and release date will be announced as they are made available.
Porcupine Tree have issued the following statement about playing a special show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:
"Porcupine Tree will play 2 special shows to close the Incident tour cycle, one in the UK and one in the US. The UK show is now confirmed to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 14th October 2010. These shows will be evening-with concerts with PT playing an extended set - although we can't tell you exactly what the evening will hold at this moment, the band are planning some very special things that will make these 2 shows unique experiences for everyone. Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall show will be on sale from 29th December, but please note that the bands are also putting together a special VIP package for Residents of a Blank Planet members - more news on this soon, as well as confirmation of date and location of the US show."
Italian deathcore act Five Days of Rain recently inked a record deal with Rising Records UK to release their debut album "Taste My Breath After The Fallout." Five Days of Rain has now entered Authoma Studios to being recording the new album. Video footage from the recording sessions are expected to be made available in early 2010. A pre-production teaser from the album can be found at the band's official MySpace page.
Swedish metallers Sabaton have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Coat of Arms." The band has posted a teaser for the new album, which can be viewed below.
Jeff Young emailed me the following:
"DON'T MISS: Westlake & The Pig THIS SATURDAY featuring a brand new game show: DAVE MUSTAINE'S WHEEL OF BLAME. The above story was picked up this a.m. by THE USA Today. WP HOME PAGE: http://themusichotwire.com/wp/main.html."
Stay tuned for an interview I conducted with him. It is over 60 minutes, so bare with me.
Read the full article at Westlake & The Pig.
Washington DC progressive instrumental band ANIMALS AS LEADERS, the solo project of 7- and 8-string guitar virtuoso Tosin Abasi, has announced dates in January and February supporting VEIL OF MAYA, along with CIRCLE OF CONTEMPT and PERIPHERY. This marks the second tour for the former REFLUX axe man's new project.
The tour dates are as follows:
1/29 - East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
1/30 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
1/31 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
2/02 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
2/05 - Albuquerque, NM @ Warehouse 508
2/06 - Mesa, AZ @ UB's
2/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
2/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
2/18 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
2/19 - Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
2/20 - South Bend, IN @ Elva's
Abasi commented, ""We're very excited to be touring with Veil of Maya again and to be joined by Periphery couldn't make us happier!"
Legendary Swedish death metallers, HYPOCRISY, have issued the following statement:
“It seems Santa has come early this year for HYPOCRISY! As previously reported, we were forced to cancel our recently scheduled tour with ENSIFERUM due to problems with work visas. Today we received the good news that we are now all cleared to enter the country. We are currently planning to come back to the US sometime in early 2010! We will let everyone know very soon when the tour and line up is confirmed. Thanks to all our fans for supporting HYPOCRISY all these years!”
HYPOCRISY had enlisted the help of CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/frontman Alexi Laiho to temporarily fill the vacant 2nd guitarist spot on their tour alongside ENSIFERUM, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD and SWASHBUCKLE.
Previously HYPOCRISY had been in holding mode, fully expecting to join the tour that was already in progress at the time at a later date. In an earlier statement the band explained their situation:
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to stay home until U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services process and authorize our working visas. This is the first time the band has faced a situation like this and it’s extremely frustrating, as well as depressing, since the last thing we want to do is disappoint our loyal fans who have waited years to see us live in the US. We filed for our visas with plenty of time, but as some probably don’t know, the US government has changed its rules when it comes to visas issued to artists so it’s become tougher. Even if we have already toured the US numerous times.”
Sweden's Crucified Barbara have announced they will perform at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2010. The festival will take place from August 5th to 7th, 2010. Other confirmed bands so far include Amorphis, Alice Cooper, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse, Edguy, Iron Maiden, Ghost Brigade, Lake of Tears, Mötley Crüe, Slayer, U.D.O, and W.A.S.P.
Saudi Arabian death metallers Grieving Age have been confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Doom Shall Rise festival. The festival is set to take place on April 9th and 10th, 2010 in Göppingen, Germany. The complete line-up for the festival is as follows:
40 Watt Sun
Rituals of the Oak
The 11th Hour
Mob Rules has issued the following recap of the year's activities and update about upcoming live shows:
"An eventful year 2009 is coming to an end now, but we won´t miss the opportunity to thank all our fans, friends, crew members and families for the outstanding support. The new album RADICAL PEACE is in stores since November 13th, accompanied by great reviews that we received. Magazines from all over Europe call it ‘a milestone of Melodic Metal’ and compare the 18-minute ‘The Oswald File’ to classics like Iron Maiden´s ‘Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’ and ‘Operation: Mindcriime’ (Queensr?che).
"Our next aim is to present the new songs on stage, as often as possible. The shows in Kerkrade, Wuppertal, Emden, Hamburg and the CD release show in Wilhelmshaven have been memorable evenings for us. Too bad that our planned tour with DIO did not hapen (Get well soon, Ronnie James!), but for January we can already announce that we will support Metal legend U.D.O. Other concerts are in planning status, but some already confirmed (see ‘tour dates’). Let´s see what 2010 also holds in store for us.
"Just a few weeks ago the legendary Bruce Dickinson (singer of Iron Maiden) played a song from RADICAL PEACE on his BBC radio show. Could it get any better? Well NO! Be sure that 2010 will bring some exciting events for Mob Rules. We are already working on it and will let you know details as sooon as they are confirmed (which might be around March). So far, so good we wish you a merry x-mas and a happy & healthy 2010! See you at the concerts!"
Nightrage have updated their upcoming Greek and Mexican tour schedule with the following dates:
02-12 Rock Season Club Patra Septic Flesh Greece
02-13 TBA Ioannina Septic Flesh Greece
02-14 TBA Agrinio Septic Flesh Greece
02-15 4 Seasons Bar Chania TBA Greece
02-16 Support 81 Irakleio TBA Greece
02-17 On Stage Club Athens TBA Greece
02-18 Jazz Rock Bar Kavala TBA Greece
02-19 Stage Club Larisa Septic Flesh Greece
02-20 Eight Ball Club Thessaloniki Septic Flesh Greece
02-21 TBA Serres TBA Greece
02-27 Hard Rock Live Mexico City SABACTHANI, MOURTORIA & ARCHETYPE Mexico
02-28 Foro de PIT Cuernavaca Mor. Sabacthani Mexico
03-05 Auditorio FEU Guadalaja. Jal. CH.A.S.M Mexico
03-06 Bar Fuxion Morelia Mich. CH.AS.M & Local Bands Mexico
03-07 FORO ALTERNATIVO LA CUCHILLA Durango TBA Mexico
03-12 Salon Chaparral CD. Obregon Son. TBA Mexico
03-13 Foro Celaya Hermosillo Son. Mexico Cabron Mexico
03-14 TBA Toluca Sabacthani Mexico
German viking metal band VARG has posted the title track of their new album, "Blutaar," on their MySpace page. The new album will be released on 29.01.2010 through Noise Art Records. In February and March VARG will be part of the Paganfest Tour!
Solo black metal act Zebulon Kosted is currently streaming a four minute song excerpt online from his upcoming album "The Thuru Project." The preview track can be heard at the Zebulon Kosted MySpace page, along with excerpts from the last album "Die Nibelungen Part 2 - Death of a Hero," which was released through Satanica Records on December 12th.
UK metal band URIAH HEEP has announced the following winter 2010 European tour dates:
05.02.10 - Thessaloniki - Block 33 - Greece
06.02.10 - Athens - Gargarin 205 - Greece
11.02.10 - Rostov - Drama Theatre - Russia
12.02.10 - Krasnodar - Di Rremiera - Russia
13.02.10 - Moscow - Glav club - Russia
15.02.10 - Yekateringburg - Youth hall - Russia
15.04.10 - Neustadt Aisch - Stadthalle - Germany
16.04.10 - Colgogne - Kantine - Germany
17.04.10 - Geseke - Stadtsaal - Germany
18.04.10 - Rostock - RockNight indoor fest - Germany
20.04.10 - Ulm - Theatro club - Germany
21.04.10 - Lustenau - Reichhofsaal - Austria
22.04.10 - Worgl - Komma - Austria
23.04.10 - Graz - Seifenfabrik - Austria
24.04.10 - Bad Aibling - Hangar - Germany
25.04.10 - Karlsruhe - Durlach City Hall - Germany
27.04.10 - Glashous - Rheinach - Switzerland
28.04.10 - Glarus - Schutzenhaus - Switzerland
29.04.10 - Siggental - Silex - Switzerland
30.04.10 - Amriswil - Pentoramahalle Rocknight - Switzerland
01.05.10 - Altorf - Transilvania - Switzerland
28.05.10 - Johannesburg - Cocacoladome - South Africa
30.05.10 - Durban - Indoor Areana - South Africa
01.06.10 - Cape Town - Grand Arena - South Africa
09.07.10 - Clam - Clam rock festival - Austria
10.07.10 - Wiesen - Lovely days festival - Austria
24-25.07.10 - London - High Voltage Festival
Chicago death metal band MASTER has recently completed recording their upcoming full-length album entitled “The Human Machine.” The mixing process is currently underway and an expected date for the album mastering should begin on 30th of December 2009.
MASTER founder/frontman Paul Speckmann comments, “MASTER are in the studio mixing, and mastering soon. Things are going very well at the moment. We hope to finish this in the next few days. I am very happy with the way things have turned out and it will be killer to finally have a CD released once again on a professional label such as Pulverised. Things look very good on the horizon with Brazil and European tours coming soon. See you on the road my friends.” More...
Boston, Massachusetts metal band IN DIRE NEED is getting together to play a reunion show on January 9th, 2010. The band will have a limited amount of copies of their final unreleased record, "The Blood of the Damned and the Waters of False Prophecy" available at the show.
The band comments, "We hope to see some of you here. This is a one time only thing. We are NOT getting back together. We will be a band again for one more night. Come support this great cause with all of our friends, and be apart of this band one more time."
Details of the show are as follows:
Saturday January 9th, 2010
Tewksbury United Methodist Church
2335 Main Street, Tewksbury M.A. 01876
6-11 pm, $10 donation
Danish metal band MNEMIC has released another song, entitled "March Of The Tripods," off their upcoming album, "Sons Of The System," on the bands MySpace profile. "Sons Of The System" is set to be unleashed on January 15, 2010.
Swedish Viking metal band MANEGARM has posted a new video for the song "Vetrarmegin" (English translation: "Winter Force"). The song comes off the band's latest full-length, "Nattväsen" ("Night Creatures"), released in November via Regain Records. The video was filmed by Standard Film Team (Dark Funeral, Plector, Zonaria etc.) near the band's hometown of Norrtälje in a "Viking village" said to have an incredible pre-renaissance atmosphere perfectly suiting of the song's theme. Watch the video below:
Switzerland's folk/melodic death metal band Eluveitie has posted the song "Thousandfold" on their MySpace page. This is the first song off their upcoming album "Everything Remains (As It Never Was)." In addition the band has posted the video for the song. The video was shot in Poland by Grupa 13 (Behemoth, Sonata Arctica, www.grupa13.com). Watch the video below:
Denmark progressive metal band Anubis Gate has issued the following end of the year update:
"2010 will be another exciting year in the Anubis Gate history. A new album is already in the making - we're writing as you read this! - and we hope to enter the studio in the summertime with 8-12 brand new metal songs! As usual, you'll be in for a surprise. Whatever we do, we do it to the max!"
Dutch death metal band The Monolith Deathcult has posted 2 mp3's to their MySpace page. The songs, "7 Months of Suffering" and "The Cruel Hunters," are taken from their forthcoming album "The White Crematorium 2.0 - The Revenge of the Failed."
The album will be released in Europe through Twilight-Vertrieb on February 19th and in the United States through Epitomite Productions very soon.
A brand new festival will be launched in London, England next year on July 24th and 25th. The event is scheduled to be held at Victoria Park. The festival mainly focuses on classic rock music and younger bands who play a similar style.
The current lineup is as follows:
Black Label Society
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Heaven & Hell
British thrash metal outfit Sylosis has posted a brand new music video online for the song, "After Lifeless Years." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands debut studio offering, "Conclusion Of An Age" which is out now. The band are currently writing material for their next album. More...
Femme Metal Records is putting together a metal compilation entitled "Beauty and Brutality"and has announced the first bands confirmed. They include:
More bands will be announced soon. If you are interested in having your band on the upcoming or future compilation CDs then contact Femme Metal Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Misguided Aggression has issued the following statement about recording a new album in March 2010:
"With the year coming to a close we would just like to thank everyone for all the support this year. This has definitely been the greatest year as of yet for the band, we have had the opportunity to work with tons of awesome new people, a label for the first time, and meet alot of wicked new friends and play for alot of really cool fucking kids.
"That being said, we are currently jamming our balls off to get some new tunes out there! We are going to be recording in March, and will HOPEFULLY have a new record out to you guys by the summer! We would like to thank the following for all the support and help over the last year: More...
Idaho metallers Allanon have issued the following update about parting ways with their keyboard player:
"We recently let our key player Aren go we are still good friends with the guy just to many complications, so will be looking for a new Key player in the future. But as for now were in the process of recording our demo so will be looking for one about midway through or after we are done so I guess that's about all the news I got for ya all."
A preview of the new track "Embrace the Flames" from Allanon's upcoming demo can be heard at the band's MySpace page.