Metal News for December 25, 2009
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Bastardized Recordings recently announced the signing of German deathcore band FUCK YOUR SHADOW FROM BEHIND. The band's debut-CD "Freigeist" is ready to be released on February 26, 2010. In the meantime, check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player.
Here's a statement by the band: "We are very happy to announce, that for now on we are signed to BASTARDIZED RECORDINGS. With this magnificent label in the back and a lot of motivation on our part we will release our debut 'Freigeist' on 26th february 2010!
"With these words we're giving thanks to all our fans and friends that supported us during the past two years,.... every single band we played and shared the stage with, and last but not least Chris, Stefan and the whole Family around BASTARDIZED for their commitment and putting confidence in us!"
The band has a number of shows planned. The latest are as follows:
Jan 9, 2010 8:00P - Grüne Haidt, Hof (Haidt), Bayern w/ They Peed On My Rug (ex-Rising Hate), Mortal Agony, Scars Remain, Incubus Dreams
Jan 30, 2010 8:00P - Eiche, w/ A.O.D, Mantikok, Fäff In Fire Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg
Feb 19, 2010 8:00P - "FREIGEIST" CD-RELEASE-SHOW @ Posthalle, Würzburg, Bayern w/ Anima, Mortal Agony, The August
Feb 27, 2010 8:00P - Café am Heizhaus, Ilsenburg (Harz), Sachsen-Anhalt w/ Anima, Blonk, The August, Torrential
May 8, 2010 8:00P - Pfadirock @ Salvatorheim, Aalen, Baden-Württemberg w/ Anima, Enraged By Beauty, TBA
Asphyxiate Recordings has announced the signing of Italian death metal band ERODED. The band will be releasing their debut full length in 2010. You can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player.
Many heavy metal fans have been given yet another reason to hate My Chemical recently after the bands lead singer made a statement that many have seen as disrespectful to the British heavy metal legends Judas Priest. Fans and members of the media believe that MCR lead singer Gerard Way questioned Judas Priest's claim to the heavy metal genre. In a recent interview with Spinner.com, he said about the band's forthcoming new album:
"Judas Priest is considered metal, but it’s great rock n roll. (New MCR songs have) nothing to do with that era of metal, the hair rock, but then having everything to do with like the birth of power-anthem metal."
UPDATE: It seems the quote was taken out of context somewhat, and the band it discussing Priest's influence on them. You can read some more here.
German metallers Caliban have issued the following end-of-year recap:
"Hey Calibaniacs, a successful year for Caliban comes to an end. We think it's time to draw a conclusion of the past year! We met many old and new friends in 2009, shared the world's stages with lots of new and old bands, made new fans, founded the Caliban 'Vicious Circle' Fan Club, signed at our new label Century Media Records, and proudly released our new record 'Say Hello To Tragedy'. You see, there has been a lot going on. But there is one thing we won't forget: All of this would not be possible without YOU guys, our fans, and we will always be aware of that.
"A massive thank you to all of our fans in the whole wide world that supported us throughout this year and all the past years before. We are not taking your support for granted!!! We do hope that 2010 will be even more successful as 2009 has been already! Before we are treating ourselves with a little break until the end of February, we will be on the road with our friends of Heaven Shall Burn and Deadlock for the 'Darkness over X-mas Tour' at the end of this year.
"You can still see us in the following cities: More...
New York death metallers Immolation have announced that "Majesty and Decay" will be the title of their 8th full-length album. The album will be released on March 9th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the album is now available for viewing at this location.
The track listing for "Majesty and Decay" is as follows:
2. The Purge
3. A Token Of Malice
4. Majesty And Decay
5. Divine Code
6. In Human Form
7. A Glorious Epoch
9. A Thunderous Consequence
10. The Rapture of Ghosts
11. Power And Shame
12. The Comfort of Cowards
Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has issued the following holiday update and information about an upcoming contest:
"I want to start with saying Merry Christmas to you all and I hope that you all have a wonderful, rewarding day. Anyway, I went to go get a Coronary Calcium Cat scan or in other words, a heart scan, and I have good news! They found one!! All kidding aside, I had my heart scan done and my score was a mind blowing zero. This means that I have 0% plaque in my heart and my mom died from congestive heart failure, and that stuff is hereditary I hear, so I was worried.
"I am so stoked about the result and I owe it to my family, band mates, and my advisers and handlers for inspiring me to get better, to be better, and to stay better. I can't tell you how much my team, even the label have really supported me and helped me understand what we can and cannot do, instead of what 'I' can't do. Believe it or not even the media and the press, both positive or negative have been instrumental in helping me become a better person. There have been a lot of life's lessons I haven't been able to learn until recently, but I can tell you I have NEVER felt this good in my 48 years of life on this planet.
"Hell, some stuff can be changed and some can't. I just need to be smart enough to know which is which. My manager Mark has mentored me in a business that is constantly changing (he was very instrumental in helping make the Big Four happen - for that, my hat and prolly several thousand other's hats are off to you). Funny thing is that I have been praying hard that I would be friends with the guys in Slayer again, and Metallica too. Is it just me or does it seem like some prayers have been answered? Now, I am just praying that all of the fans around the entire globe will get to see this tour. Personally, I wish we would hit every single country and every major city. That would rule!!! One last thing and I will let ya go for Christmas. You are going to want to read this, if you have even read this far. More...
Georgia metallers Black Tusk have announced the following upcoming U.S. tour dates, with more dates expected to be revealed soon:
2/23 Lenny's, Atlanta, GA
2/24 Cider House, Knoxville TN w/Skeletonwitch, Iron Age, Howl
2/25 JJ's Bohemia, Chatanooga, TN
2/26 The Nick, Birmingham AL w/Skeletonwitch, Iron Age, Howl
2/27 Hi Tone, Memphis TN w/Skeletonwitch, Howl
2/28 Kingpins Bowl and Brew, Athens GA w/No, Claptonite
Samples of Black Tusk's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
U.K. metallers Tides of Virtue have issued the following update about streaming two more songs online from their debut EP via their MySpace page:
"Hey folks, we hope you are having a happy Christmas! We all hope you have an awesome day and as a present from us to you we uploaded the two other tracks from our debut 2008 EP 'Tides of Virtue,' 'Suspending Disbelief,' and 'The end is waged to the waves.' We hope you like them and can check them out! Have an awesome day folks!Tides x."
EXILE has released a new single, and posted the song online for streaming. The song entitled "Dead Thrasher's Rising", is being streamed off the band's Myspace.
Florida hard rockers Adrift have issued the following statement about changing their name to Ashes To Wings:
"Hello everyone. Due to recent line-up changes yet again, 'ADRIFT' as you know it, no longer exists. Adrift has officially changed the name to 'ASHES TO WINGS'. The band name 'Ashes To Wings' represents a new beginning for members Dean, Jen, Nicky & Jason. Our new ATW site is still under construction of course, but feel free to stop by and ADD US. You can find us located here.
"Everything will be fresh and new. Including new music, photos, videos, & much much more. Everyone in the band is extremely excited and thankful for the love and support that all of you loyal fans have given us over the years. So please stay tuned and stay close, because 2010 will prove to be the best year so far!! From all of us, to all of you...... SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!"
Ashes To Wings also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Catholicon has issued the following statement about releasing their new album "Of Ages Past" today:
"The official release date of Of Ages Past is TODAY, Christmas Day, Dec. 25'th. The CD is done and in our possession. We've spent the past day packing and shipping out 120 special promotional versions of the album, in our biggest promo push ever to date. Hopefully this will generate some reviews and interest.
"The full retail version of the album (2 disc set, with cardboard slipcase, etc.) will be going up for sale on Monday when our label, UW Records, launches an ebay store. A separate webstore and some other cool things are in the works for 2010, and we'll also have information to announce on official digital (iTunes, etc.) release versions of all our albums in January as well; so stay tuned! Remember, the first 100 copies sold will be signed by all 5 members and come with 2 stickers. When they're gone, they're gone."
Romanian black metal act Negura Bunget has issued the following update about releasing a new album in March of 2010:
"Negura Bunget is proud to announce the recordings for the new album have been finalized. The mix & mastering of the album will be completed in the following weeks. Everything is done at Negura MUSIC studio, under the supervision of sound engineer Mihai Toma. All music was composed and recorded in the present line-up of the band. The album will be released by code666 Records in a special limited edition handmade woodbox, roped and filled with the very earth of the place it comes from. Release date is scheduled for end of March 2010."
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
2. Dacia hiperboreana
4. Ochiul Inimii
5. Chei de roua
6. Tara de dincolo de negura
8. Arborele lumii
9. Intoarcerea amurgulu