Metal News for December 24, 2009
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Warmen has issued the following update:
"2010 marks 10 years in the making for Warmen. The band celebrates this, as well as their latest album 'Japanese Hospitality,' with a belated release party show on the Helsinki Metal Meeting weekend on February 18th 2010 at Dante’s Highlight, Helsinki Finland. As if Warmen’s third live performance ever wouldn’t be enough to make this a very special event, the band vows to make the show truly a night to remember by bringing a wide variety of guests on the stage."
Spinefarm Records will release a Warmen compilation album entitled 'The Evil That Warmen Do' [cover art] in early 2010. The tracklisting is as follows:
01. Beyond Abilities
02. Spark (Timo Kotipelto)
03. Singer’s Chance (Timo Kotipelto)
04. The Evil That Warmen Do
05. Lying Delilah (Marko Vaara)
06. Hidden (Kimberly Goss)
07. Dawn (Pasi Nykänen)
08. Alone (Kimberly Goss – Heart cover)
09. Invisible Power (Timo Kotipelto)
10. Devil’s Mistress (Kimberly Goss)
11. They All Blame Me (Jonna Kosonen)
12. Somebody’s Watching Me (Alexi Laiho – Rockwell cover)
13. Separate Ways (Pasi Rantanen – Journey cover)
California thrash metal band Demonica has released a new song, "Demon Class," on their MySpace page.
Demonica's lineup is as follows:
Craig Locicero (Forbidden, Spiral Arms): Lead Guitars
Hank Shermann (Mercyful Fate): Lead Guitars
Klaus hyr (Demonica): Vocals
Marc Grabowski (Corruption): Bass
Mark Hernandez (Forbidden, Defiance): Drums
Vocalist Mary Zimmer of Luna Mortis has issued the following update:
"As a lot of you guys have noticed, we have been announced as the direct support for Primal Fear in North America from the end of May-June of 2010. This is true, we are really excited about the tour, I am going to post the dates today. It's going to be a great tour, covering more of the US this time, including Texas and some southern areas we have never played before. We look forward to going out on the road with Primal Fear, who are an excellent band and terrific musicians."
"The next thing that a few of you have messaged my personal profile about is the fact that we now appear listed in the 'alumni' list of the Century Media website. This is because we are in fact, being dropped by Century Media and will not be releasing another record with them. Does this mean Luna Mortis will not be releasing another album? No. It just means that soon, we will be label-less and have a few decisions to make about what our next move will be and what we'd like to do in regard to the future of the band." More...
Ashes of Your Enemy has issued the following update welcoming their new guitarist:
"Ashes of Your Enemy would like to welcome Tom (T Mac) Macnamara to the lineup as lead guitarist. You may know him from his past projects which include Beyond Visible, and Blind Hate Experiment."
"T Mac is an amazing guitar player, a great drinking partner, and an all around good guy. We look forward to a long creative career with him!"
Arkansas death metal band Living Sacrifice has announced the following winter 2010 US tour dates:
Jan 15 - The Abbey - Memphis, Tennessee
Jan 16 - Habitat For Humanity Benefit @ Friendship Church - Athens, Alabama
Feb 05 - Rocketown w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Nashville, Tennessee
Feb 06 - Juanitas w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Little Rock, Arkansas
Feb 07 - Fat Daddy’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Dallas, Texas
Feb 08 - White Rabbit w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - San Antonio, Texas
Feb 09 - Meridian w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Houston, Texas
Feb 10 - Marquis Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Feb 11 - Skia w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Bentonville, Arkansas
Feb 12 - El Torreon w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Kansas City, Missouri
Feb 13 - Community Center w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Jefferson, South Dakota
Feb 14 - The Vault w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Buffalo, Minnesota
Feb 15 - Reggie’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Chicago, Illinois
Feb 17 - Emerson Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb 19 - Imagine This w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Grand Ledge, Michigan
Feb 20 - Forward Hall w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Erie, Pennsylvania
Feb 21 - Chameleon Club w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Feb 22 - Aquifer Music Venue w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Clinton, New Jersey
Feb 23 - Sonar w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 24 - Club Relevant w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Feb 25 - The Brewery w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb 27 - The 7 Venue w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Douglasville, Georgia
Feb 28 - Murray Hill Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC - Jacksonville, Florida
Texan metal band Aska has issued the following update:
"We've been a little inactive here on myspace of late. All for a good reason though: We've been in the studio steadily working on our sixth CD release which is geared for an early second quarter 2010 release!"
"And since it's Christmas time we wanted to give you a little present: We've put up one of the new songs, 'HARLOT OF EDEN,' for your listening pleasure. Get your sneak peek in while you can and turn it up loud. This track is unmixed and unmastered but you can still see that we're messing around!" More...
Indian metallers Demonic Resurrection have posted a teaser trailer online featuring the cover artwork for their new album "The Return to Darkness," which can be viewed below. The album will be released on January 15th, 2010.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Between Infinity And Oblivion
2. Where Dreams And Darkness Unite
3. The Warriors Return
4. A Tragedy Befallen
5. The Unrelenting Surge Of Vengeance
6. Bound By Blood, Fire And Stone
7. Lord Of Pestilence
8. Dismembering The Fallen
9. The Final Stand
10. Omega, I
Screaming Crow Records has released the following statement via their Myspace:
"The 'American Psycho' line-up of the Resurrected Misfits, (minus Jerry Only of course), will be reuniting for a one time performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayersville, NJ on Saturday, December 26th.
"The reunited Misfits will include vocalist Michale Graves, guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and drummer Dr. Chud. Bassist Jerry Only will not be participating, but Argyle Goolsby of Blitzkid/Georgeous Frankenstein fame will there to add the low end.
"Vocalist Michale Graves has been busy touring with Marky Ramone's Blitzgrieg as well as supporting his recent live acoustic album “Illusions Live/Viretta Park” which is available via Screaming Crow Records.
"'This is more of the Misfits then anyone has ever seen in almost 10 years,' says Graves. “75% of the band reunited on stage in New Jersey opening for the man truly responsible for all this horror business?! I am confident that this will provide fans a real taste of what the Misfits truly were and could have been!'
"Gorgeous Frankenstein featuring Dr. Chud, Goolsby, Doyle and Doyle's wife Gorgeous George of WCW fame will be performing tracks from their last self-titled CD on Danzig's record label, Evilive Records.
"Also performing that night will be Danzig's side project, Seventh Void, which also features Samhain/Son of Sam guitarist, Steve Zing."
Vocalist Shadock of polish metal act Acrybia has issued the following statement about streaming a Christmas song online featuring vocals by his four year old daughter:
"Yes... It's true. After almost 11th years of existence we decided to record a christmazz song. Especially for you, only for three days, we want to proudly present a song of legendary Polish band - Czerwone Gitary. All right, we've made it by our own. Most heavy, doomy, and not exactly x-mazz... But it's all sung by my daughter (4 years old) so don't be rude in your comments, please... P.s. Merry F***g Christmas."
The song can be heard at the Acrybia MySpace page.
FEAR FACTORY has leaked yet another song from their upcoming album "Mechanize." The song, entitled "Fear Campaign", is the second song leaked off the new album which is due to be released February 9th, 2010 via Candlelight Records. More...
Swiss death metal band Carnal Decay has been confirmed for both the Coyote Brutal Fest in Moscow and the Central Illinois Metal Festival. Carnal Decay's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
1/2 2010 Gasthof zur Linde schmitten
2/27 2010 COYOTE BRUTAL FEST 4 Moscow
2/28 2010 IVANOVO IVANOVO
5/7 2010 SAS Music Club Delemont
7/23 2010 Central Illinois Metalfest 2010 (canopy club) Urbana, Illinois
7/24 2010 Central Illinois Metalfest 2010 (canopy club) Urbana, Illinois
London metallers De Profundis have posted a teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "A Bleak Reflection," which can be viewed below. "A Bleak Reflection" will be released in Europe and the U.S. on February 1st, 2010.
Singapore metallers The Burning Shield recently recorded a cover version of the song "The Anvil of Hate" by Crystal Viper. The track is off Crystal Viper's album "Metal Nation." A video clip of The Burning Shield preforming the cover can be viewed below. Samples of The Burning Shield's music can also be found at their MySpace page.
Slovenia's LastDayHere has posted a video message wishing fans a happy new year, which can be viewed after the jump. The band also issued the following end-of-year recap:
"When it comes to LastDayHere, there is needless to say that we enjoyed every moment of the year 2009. In fact, we could repeat it all over ;o) If we just think back and bring out the feeling that we had while standing on the stage at the presentation of the video ‘Saved From Falling’… Wow, it was so hard to keep the video a secret – we were so proud of it and wanted to show it to the whole World! The preparation of the event was a really intense period for all of us. It meant changing our songs from the ‘From Pieces Created’ into acoustic form and adding the classical instruments. Thanks to all our friends, that accepted the invitation and joined us on the stage, that night will definitely stay in our memories even when we are old and senile.
"2009 meant a significant breakthrough for LastDayHere. It was the first time our music was played on MTV Adria. You can imagine our faces when we saw that ‘Saved From Falling’ was played on daily rotation and out of nowhere we got on the MTV Adria’s Rock Chart where we got as high as 6th place and the video stayed in the chart for full 14 weeks! We would like to thank to everyone that voted for us and got us this high. At first we thought we are dreaming, since we didn’t even have the guts to hope for something like that… But we were there, together with big names of international music scene… And that meant so much to us… More...
Outloud has issued the following statement thanking fans for their support throughout the year:
"Dear Friends and Fans, we would just like to say a big THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts - to those who came out to the shows, our families and friends, the promoters, club owners, our label, support bands - all those who helped us on our tour - also even if you couldn't make it to one of the shows but purchased the album, or even if you only heard a song, liked it and told a friend about us - THANK YOU. This was a great experience for all of us and we can't wait to do it again and see all of you again.
"So....what's up w/ OUTLOUD for 2010 you ask? Good question. The answer is coming soon!!!!! Meanwhile, we are working on getting an online store up where you can grab the CD, T-shirts, posters, etc., etc. More on that soon!"
Female fronted gothic metallers Pythia have issued the following end-of-year recap and information about their upcoming activity:
"Happy Christmas One and All!! Just thought we’d drop you all a line or two to sum up the year.... And what a year it’s been!! Firstly, thank you all for your support and help these last 12 months, you have all been brilliant. Without your enthusiasm and energy we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Special mentions for Mr. Livermore, lil’ Emily, Bev and Frank, George, Laura and Lorna and of course Are for going above and beyond the call of duty!
"Been fun through this year, but ultimately everything we were doing was running up to the album release, so 2010 will have a rolling start. We got plenty planned with gigs, tours, festivals, writing the new album and another single possibly, hitting you all in the first part of the year. The new merch is coming along too, so keep your eyes on the site and the forum. Y’all will be the first to know! Also, keep your eyes peeled for magazine coverage coming up, after the extremely successful day with Clive Arrowsmith, and seeing the results, I’m sure the mags will be fighting over us for an exclusive! That, bolstered with another new shoot completed with Hayley Madden (who did all our album artwork, for those who don’t know), hopefully the buzz around Pythia will just grow in the New Year.
"As I mentioned, we are booking up gigs all over until we can plan the tour to support the album. They’re going to be all over the place in the UK, so watch out for updates. Anyways, long newsletters just get boring, and I have beer to drink, a mountain of chocolate to get through and an unfortunate turkey to stuff! Hope you all have a really good day at Christmas, and see in the New Year in which ever way you see fit!!!! ROCK ON!!"
A video message from Pythia can also be viewed below. More...
Dutch metallers The 11th Hour have announced two upcoming shows in 2010 in support of their latest album "Burden of Grief." The details on the shows are as follows:
3/6 2010 Turock Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
4/9 2010 Doom Shall Rise VII Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg
Two sample tracks off the new album, titled "One Last Smoke" and "Atonement," can also be heard at The 11th Hour's official MySpace page.
Polish ambient black metal act Cold Life recently recorded a split album with Hades Walk. The split, titled "Voice of the Deceaseds of Beings" is now available as a free MP3 download that can be found at this location. Samples of Cold Life's music can also be heard at their official MySpace page.
The track listing for "Voice of the Deceaseds of Beings" is as follows:
1. Life on the edge of depression (14:14)
2. Desperate thoughts in the face of death (6:40)
3. Before the end (8:46)
4. Summon Loki (8:53)
Newly formed Dutch death metallers Entrapment have issued the following statement about releasing their upcoming demo:
"This is it, no more mixing or bullshitting around! The demo will be released on tape in an amount of 50 pieces and will be available at February 2010. We'll be recording new songs in a couple of months including a cover version of the spikes and leather hero's Crucifix!!"
Sample tracks from the demo can be found at Entrapment's MySpace page.
The organisers of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival has announced seven more bands for next years edition of the event. Young British thrash metal outfit Evile will be performing at the festival for the first time with new bass player Joel Graham along with Atrocity, Kataklysm, Tyr, Orphaned Land, Nightmare and Die Kassierer. The festival takes place in the town of Wacken, Germany between August 5th and 7th.
In a recent message to the bands fanbvase, Crowbar lead vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein announced that the band has parted ways with guitarist Steve Gibb. His message reads as follows:
"Hey to all of the Crowbar supporters out there. I will be having a bunch of updates coming your way really soon.
"For starters, Matt Brunson (KINGDOM OF SORROW) is now the permanent guitarist in Crowbar. We, of course, all remain very good friends with Steve Gibb, but his personal training business and gym are doing great I'm happy to report, but that and his family at home simply do not give him the time to play with Crowbar any longer. We love him dearly and thank him for his dedication while he was jamming with Crowbar.
"I would also like to inform anyone that doesn't already know, the first show of the Stillborn Fest with HATEBREED has been moved from Syracuse to Electric Factory in Philly. This will take place on December 26th. Please check hatebreed.com for any more updates. There are a lot of good things going on in the Crowbar camp and I will be updating the site frequently.
"Until next time, stay heavy and thanks for your support."
Varg Vikernes, the man behind the legendary one man black metal band Burzum, has announced that he will be answering questions that are submitted to him by fans. A message from his website's webmaster reads as follows:
"From now on an interview with Varg Vikernes is being prepared, which will be coincided with the release of the upcoming Belus album in March 2010. Within a month I expect various questions from you which you can send to firstname.lastname@example.org (with a subject: Question For Varg Vikernes). But only most exciting, unique and surprising questions will be forwarded to Varg Vikernes. Think your questions over carefully, you have enough time for this. Please don't forget to add your details, such as real name/surname (if possible), edition (if you are a representing journalist), country and location.
"A lot of messages are expected, thus I may not have a possibility to reply and comment each message from you. But don't worry: if your message hasn't returned, then it's read and aggregated. The results of the interview will be published on the site."
Maryland metal band What We Call Victory has posted an update and album teaser on their MySpace player. Here's what they had to say about it:
"We are now so close to completing this thing. I can taste it! Hope you enjoy the little preview! Thanks for being so patient!"
CDN Records has announced the signing of Tonornot's Mortify and BloodShotEye from Leamington, Ontario (formerly on Galy Records).
Mortify's "Preliminary hearing" is now available at cdnrecords.com and CDN Records will be releasing the third CD from BloodShotEye in February 2010.
Farsot has been confirmed as support for Dark Fortress on their upcoming European tour along with Serpentcult and Sardonis. Here are the tour dates:
12.02.2010 BE - Hasselt / Muziekodroom
13.02.2010 DE - Oberhausen / Helvete
14.02.2010 tba / tba
15.02.2010 tba / tba
16.02.2010 AT - Wien / Arena
17.02.2010 CH - Zürich / Dynamo Werk 21
18.02.2010 DE - Aalen / Rock It
19.02.2010 DE - Bischofswerda / Eastclub
20.02.2010 BE - Ostend / Ostendfest
21.02.2010 tba / tba
Asphyxiate Recordings has announced the signing of Mexican old school death metal band ZOMBIEFICATION. You can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player.