Metal News for December 29, 2010
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27 news articles posted on this day.
Italian gothic act Incubo Corps has issued the following announcement about working on new material and recruiting a new vocalist:
"Hello everybody! We're back again with new songs and a lot of news. We're proud to announce that a new band member joined the band. Her name is Scilla. She's a great singer and a very beautiful person. She will duet with Steven... so our atmospheres are getting always darker and darker.
"Now we're recording several songs and we're creating our first album. The work is half completed, but there's still a lot to do. See you soon boys and girls, and spread the word!"
U.K. gothic black metal act Immortal Empire has issued the following update about remastering old material and working on a new album:
"Three Immortal Empire CD's have been remastered. The following are now available in a new remasted form... Beneath Frozen Forests and Howling Skies 2007, Immortal Empire 2008, and A new Darkness Begins 2010.
"The Hammer of Witches will be available again early next year due to problems with audio files. The Demo 2005 will be left original. The new album is ready for the vocals to be added in the new year."
I Spit Ashes has checked in with the following brief announcement about the writing process for the band's next album:
"Hello boys and girls! We hope to come back, come on stage. Anyone who wants to book us can contact us either directly through MySpace, Facebook, or by mail (booking-at-spitashes.de).
"Now on to the current state of things. The songwriting for the next album is 50% complete. Once we have some news, it will be here! Thanks for reading! Stay tuned!"
Sludge mongers Buzzov•en today announced their third tour installment since reuniting early in the year. Hitting all new markets throughout the Southern and Southeastern US this time, the band will hit the old dusty trail again in early February with Virginia's Cough providing direct support. The dates are as follows:
2/04/2011 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Cough
2/05/2011 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Cough
2/07/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Cough
2/08/2011 Walters on Washington - Houston, TX w/ Cough
2/09/2011 Trees - Dallas, TX w/ Cough
2/10/2011 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/ Cough
2/11/2011 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Cough
2/13/2011 Southgate House - Newport, KY w/ Cough
2/15/2011 Canal Club - Richmond, VA w/ Cough
2/16/2011 Casbah - Durham, NC w/ Cough
As was previously announced earlier today, Fear Factory has called off a short U.S. tour the band had scheduled for Dec. 29 through Jan. 8. The band's publicist has now stated the dates have been postponed until April due to a family emergency. No further details were given. Fear Factory has spent the bulk of 2010 touring in support of its new album, "Mechanize," which marked the reunion of guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell. Additional information on when the dates will be rescheduled will be announced as they are made available.
Boston metal act Mongrel has posted the following update online, in which it announces that it is seeking a new permanent bassist to replace 'Rev' who is leaving the band after five years.
"Rev has been a valued member of this band and good friend for five years now and while we're certainly disappointed he's not able to continue with the band, we certainly respect his decision, are on excellent terms with him, and wish him nothing but the best," stated band founder Adam Savage. "Being the class act that he's been throughout his five years in the band, Rev let us know his intent to leave a couple months ago and still was more than willing to record his parts for our new full length album."
Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has posted another short video trailer online for its debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man." The new album is expected in stores on January 18th, 2011. You can view the video trailer below:
The Famine has posted the following teaser trailer online to promote its forthcoming studio album. The band are set to release its new studio album, "The Architects Of Guilt," on February 15, 2011 through Solid State Records. You can view the trailer below:
Abysmal Dawn's new album "Leveling the Plane of Existence" has been set for a February 1st North American release date (February 7th – UK, February 11th – Germany, Benelux, February 14th – rest of EU). The band is now streaming the new song "In Service Of Time" online through the Abysmal Dawn MySpace page. The track was also recently made available as a free download through Relapse Records..
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Age of Ruin
2. Pixilated Ignorance
3. In Service of Time
4. Rapture Renowned
5. Our Primitive Nature
6. Perpetual Dormancy
7. Leveling the Plane of Existence
8. Manufactured Humanity
9. My Own Savior
10. The Sleeper Awakens
Former bassist Nick Urlacher of metalcore act The Word Alive has posted the following statement online in regards to his decision to leave the band:
"This is hard to start off. What are the right words to say goodbye to a family of friends, family and fans who have changed your life for the last 3 years of your life? A simple goodbye wouldn’t suffice. Yet a long drawn out one would be too much. I’ve decided to leave The Word Alive my friends. This decision doesn’t come easy, by any means of the word.
"The other 5 members have been my road family and home family for what feels like an eternity. We had the best of times and the worst of times, but we were together playing music and touring the country together. We’re friends who will always be there for one another no matter the price.
"This period of my life has changed me in ways that I would have never imagined! I found myself out on that lonely road with them. I will miss all of our friends, family and fans I’ve had the utmost pleasure and honor to meet along my travels with The Word Alive. My life journey hasn’t ended and neither will the band. This band will accomplish so much and Ill be proud of them for all the progress they are GOING to make.
Peace, Love, Farewell,
Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following statement about joining Rotten Sound, Gaza, Haust, and Trap Them on tour in April:
"Rotten Sound has decided to bring us along on their Cursed to Tour tour in April 2011, and of course we gladly accepted the offer! We will be joined by Gaza, Haust and last – but definitely not least – long time favorites Trap Them. See you on the road, we can't wait to get out touring again!"
The dates are as follows:
April 1 Karlsruhe, Germany Stadtmitte
April 2 Koln, Germany Underground
April 3 Rosswein, Germany Juha
April 4 Prague, Czech Rep. Exit Chmelnice
April 5 Bratislava, Slovakia Randal
April 6 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk Kranhalle
April 7 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse
April 8 Mezzago, Italy Bloom
April 9 Rome, Italy Init
April 10 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo Werk 21
April 11 Paris, France Glazart
April 12 London, UK Underworld
April 13 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit
April 14 Colchester, UK Arts Centre
April 15 Antwerpen, Belgium Trix
April 16 Venlo, Holland Perron 55
April 17 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
April 18 Lyngby, Denmark Templet
April 19 Gothenburg, Sweden Henriksberg
April 21 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
April 22 Turku, Finland Klubi
April 23 Jyvaskyla, Finland Lutakko
April 24 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi
Nightwish has checked in with the following update from the recording studio:
"Emppu is nearly done with his guitar recordings, having done 4 comp tracks to all the songs plus half of all the leads. (The solos and acoustics are best left to record AFTER the orchestral and choir sessions).
"Marco is also finished with his bass recordings so now we basically just wait for Pip and Tuomas to get the orchestral arrangements sorted out for the London sessions in February. It's coming together, slowly but surely, going into such monumental and uncharted spheres that it's hard to keep our pantyhose on. Stay tuned!?"
Soulfly released it's 7th studio album "Omen" this past May, and the band has been on the road supporting the release ever since. Touring the US twice, the UK, Europe, Russia, China, and stopping at many major summer festivals along the way, the guys have trotted the globe bringing their musicto the masses. Next year, the guys still have more tour dates planned, meanwhile Max will be releasing a brand new album with Cavalera Conspiracy, and laying the groundwork on the 8th studio effort for Soulfly. In a recent video posted by Roadrunner Records, which can be viewed below, Max Cavalera discusses the band's year on the road.
In the latest installment of JägerTV, Buckcherry talks about the band's previous experiences in some of the cities the group will play during the 2011 Jägermeister Music Tour. Headliners Buckcherry will be joined by Hellyeah as direct support, as well as special guests All That Remains and The Damned Things.
Ukranian black metal act Khors has teamed up with Noisecreep.com to stream the new song "Sacrament of Buyan" online. The track can be heard at this location. The "Return To Abandoned" track listing is as follows:
1. The Arrival (Intro)
2. Lost Threads
3. Asgard's Shining
4. Song of the Void
5. The Fog (...and Grief Still Moans)
6. Mysteries Cosmos
7. The Seas Burn of Omnipotence
8. Sacrament of Buyan
Animus Divine is set to release "Sorrow" via Pitball Records on January 26th, 2011. The band has now announced a pre-release party that will take place at The Rock in Tuscon, Arizona on January 22nd alongside Pitball Records & Entertainment's American Gods. American Gods will hit the stage at 8:30 PM, with Animus Divine performing at 10:30 PM.
Also appearing will be Angelic to Ashes, Stands With Fists, Icipher, Solace in Nothing, and Godhunter. Tickets are $10 pre-show, $12 at the door. The Rock is located at 136 North Park. Additional details on Animus Divine can be found at this location.
Sirenia has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming album "The Enigma of Life" and the video clip for "The End of it All." You can view the teaser video below. "The Enigma Of Life" is set for release on January 21st, 2011.
Footage has been posted online of Biohazard performing the song "Shades of Grey" live at the Best Buy Theater in NYC on December 16th, 2010. You can check out the footage below.
Polish death metal act Calm Hatchery has posted a music video online for the song "Messerschmitt," which is off the band's new album "Sacrilege of Humanity." You can check out the video clip below.
Leng Tch'e has posted behind the scenes footage online from the filming of the "Totalitarian" music video, which can be viewed below. The video was shot at the Anatomical Theatre in Leuven, Belgium.
Metal-Rules.com has posted a video interview online with Florida based metal act Infernaeon. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.
Canada's Threat Signal has posted a second video blog online from the band's European tour dates. The video clip can be viewed below.
You can also check out the first video blog at this location.
Australia's Astral Winter has checked in with the following update about the release of the "Winter Enthroned" album:
"Long time no update. For people still following this I apologize for the lengthy delays in the Winter Enthroned release, but all I can say is each delay is for the better in terms of how it will sound in the end. As for the progress, pretty much every song is finished recording on my end, minus a few solos which shouldn't take long to finish.
"I now have a kick ass drummer lined up in Brisbane, whose going to be recording in mid January. And also have someone from a studio whose going to do a final mix and master for me. Phil should also be doing vocals now replacing me in this position. I'm currently working out all the vocal melodies and making demo vocal tracks for Phil to base his off. More...
Romanian death metal act Theianism has posted the cover artwork online for the band's upcoming album "The Ultimate Insanity," which can be viewed here. The track listing is as follows:
3. Never Enough
4. Paradise In Hell
5. Male Supremacy
6. Hypocrisy Of Christ
7. The Ultimate Insanity
8. Psycho Killing War Mode
9. Wrongfully Condemned
10. Complicated Simplicity
11. Damned And Forsaken
12. Relief Through Agony
13. Tale Of A Dying Earth
14. Illusion Of Morality
15. A Scar Of The Deep
16. Deviated Thoughts
17. Less Than Nothing
18. Scorch Of Feelings
19. Faceless Creature
20. Skin Deep Beauty
21. In Remembrance
22. Dead By Society
23. Fuck Authority
24. This Is Mutiny
25. You Liar Bitch
26. Not Over Yet
27. Gem Of Sand
28. Mind Duality
29. Sick As Fuck
30. Suffer Life
Eluveitie, which recently announced a string of shows in Brazil, has now issued the following brief update about summer festivals:
"We have added a bunch of summer festival shows to our schedule for 2011... Among others we will play Turkey for the first time ever at the Unirock Festival in Istanbul!"
The dates are as follows:
July 1st, 2011: Open Quer / Zell, SWITZERLAND
July 6th, 2011: Rockmaraton / Pecs, HUNGARY
July 14th, 2011: Masters Of Rock Open Air / Zlin, CZECH
July 22nd, 2011: Viking Rock Festival / Gudvangen, NORWAY
July 23rd, 2011: Veldensteiner Festival / Neuhaus a. d. Pegnitz, GERMANY
August 19th, 2011: Burgfolk Festival / Mühlheim a. d. Ruhr, GERMANY
September 11th, 2011: Unirock Festival / Istanbul, TURKEY
Germany's Bethlehem has issued the following announcement about streaming the song "Pillerthrillaren" online, which is off the band's "Stoenkfitzchen" mini-album:
"Greetings, we have uploaded 'Pillerthrillaren' for you. This song is taken from the 'Stoenkfitzchen' mini-CD which already is out since some months. The lyrics were written by Kvarforth himself in Swedish language. Enjoy."
You can check out the song at this location.
American metal veterans Fear Factory has announced via a brief post on the social networking site, Twitter that their forthcoming tour of the United States has been postponed. The message reads as follows:
"Unfortunately US tour dates are postponed - new dates TBA. Happy New Year."
Stay tuned for details on the rescheduled tour dates.