Metal News for December 30, 2010
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Portland, Oregon based extreme metal band BLOOD OF MARTYRS has issued a free EP entitled “Even The Dead Long For Spring.” You can download it here.
Recorded before the present lineup was formed, “Even The Dead Long For Spring” features BLOOD OF MARTYRS mastermind Markus Launsburry on guitar and percussion madman Chris Wozniak (Lair of the Minotaur) on drums.
Here's the “Even The Dead Long For Spring” tracklisting:
I. Blood For The Moon
II. Praise Thee Duende, Boundless Sea
III. Beneath a Blue and Silent Sky
BLOOD OF MARTYRS' new lineup will be debuting live on January 13, 2011 at Ash Street Saloon, PDX w/ Cemetery Lust, Aranya & Excruciator.
Six Reasons To Kill has issued the following update about releasing a new album, posting a new song online, and working on a music video:
"Well fellas, our new full length 'Architects Of Perfection' is going to drop in late January! We've uploaded the first track 'Welcome To Forever' from this record and are proud to present our new Video to the first single 'My Bitterness' Shot by Earf from Ambitious Films soon. Stay tuned guys!"
You can check out the track "Welcome to Forever" through the band's MySpace page.
Dave Brockie, the artist and musician known for his work under the name Oderus Urungus in shock-thrashers Gwar, has just released his debut full length novel. The book, titled "Whargoul," is being issued though Eraserhaed/Deadite Publishing.
The story of the Whargoul came to being in the late 90's as Brockie toured Europe with GWAR. Inspired by some of history's more despicable events, Brockie began drawing and writing about the creature that called itself "Whargoul". The idea of an undying creature that found sustenance in the carnage of war began to flesh itself out in the form of several comics for the now defunct Slave Pit Funnies, and was also a stand-out track on GWAR's 1997 album "Rag-Na-Rok." Ultimately Brockie/Oderus Urungus decided the only way the story could truly be told was through a novel, and began hand-writing the book into a journal that was half-filled with pages of microscopic lettering, which he unbelievably lost, forcing him to re-write it from memory on his first lap-top. Brockie finally finished the book in 1999.
While the book had been available for free download online for years it is now available for purchase in paperback at Amazon.com
Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Loaded, ex-Guns N Roses) has recently undergone sinus surgery to fix a quarter size hole caused from drug use. Based on this information I have to assume at some point Steven Adler’s (Adler’s Appetite, ex-Guns N Roses) nickname was Silver Dollar… More...
Bay Area thrash metal veterans Death Angel have posted the following update online, in regards to its forthcoming headline tour of North America.
"Our headlining North American Retribution Tour begins in January! We plan to deliver a crushing show to all you hungry thrash heads out there! What song do you want performed live on this tour? Vote for your favorite song(s). We’re listenin’!"
Fans can vote for their 6 favorite Death Angel songs at this location.
Killer In The Workplace, the new band featuring former members of Soulfly and Stuck Mojo, have just revealed a small handful of concert dates set to take place in the southern United States. You can view the small list of dates, cities and venues below:
Dec. 31 - Brewsters Pit - Jacksonville, FL
Jan. 06 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Jan. 07 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
Jan. 08 - Club Xscape - Fayetteville, NC
The Spanish thrashers DESECRATION, from Viladecans, Barcelona have just revealed the artwork and tracklisting of their debut album "Lords of Misery." "Lords of Misery" will be released on January 11th 2011 from the band's website in jewel case and also in digital format from the main web stores.
"Lords of Misery" artwork has been done by Cesar Valladares (http://www.x-c-x.es/) and the photographic work has been done by Leandro García (http://www.leandro-garcia.com).
"Lords of Misery" contains five tracks recorded at Moontower Studios and produced by Javier Félez and 2 additional tracks self recorded for the band at their own home-studio.
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Prelude To Depravity (2:10)
2. Molestation (1:27)
3. Lords Of Misery (5:32)
4. Mass Immolation (4:02)
5. Die Young (2:54) Ronnie James Dio tribute
6. Face Your Fear (5:56) Self recorded-09
7. Menthal Anesthesia (3:42) Self recorded-09
Scottland's Concept of Time has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:
"Concept of time are sad to say we have now parted ways with our guitarist Andy Thomson, we wish him all the best in future. We would also like to take this opportunity to say that we are pleased we will be working with a good friend of the band for live shows, Stephen Brannigan (Fallen Eternity).
"Stephen will be playing his first Concept of time show at breastfest (breast cancer awareness show) at Dexters in Dundee on the 12th February 2011. This was a mutual decision and there are no hard feelings towards Andy at all."
Lebanese metal act Kaoteon has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Osmose Productions:
"Kaoteon joins the line-up of one of the most respected labels throughout Extreme Metal History - Osmose Productions. From early Samael, Immortal, Marduk, Dark Tranquility, Vital Remains, Extreme Noise Terror, Angelcorpse, Rotting Christ, Enslaved, Melechesh to the Latest releases of Shining, Benighted, Black Witchery, Absu, Revenge, Imapled Nazarene & more."
Kaoteon will release the "Veni Vidi Vomui" album through Osomose Productions on February 21st, 2011. The cover artwork can be viewed here.
San Francisco's Severed Fifth has posted a video blog online recapping the band's activity during the past year. You can check out the clip below.
Chilean death metallers Thornafire have posted a video clip online for the song "Deconstruccion," which is off the band's album "Vorex Deconstruccion." The video can be viewed below.
Sweden's Axenstar has posted a teaser trailer online for the new video "Aftermath," which is the title track off the band's upcoming album. The video clip can be viewed below. "Aftermath" is currently set for release on January 7th, 2011.
Aux.tv has posted a video clip online with behind the scenes footage from Baptized in Blood recording the "Dirty's Back" video, which can be viewed below. Aux.tv also commented on the clip:
"We spend the day on set with Baptized In Blood as they film the video for their new single 'Dirty's Back.' We speak with the directors about the concept and with the band about getting signed to Roadrunner Records."
Sorrows Path has posted a "Queen of Doom" video clip online with photos from the release parties for "The Rough Path of Nihilism" in Greece and Germany. The clip can be viewed below.
Malevolent Creation has updated the schedule for its upcoming "Invidious European Dominion" tour dates in 2011. The tour will now kick off at Aarhus' Royal Metal Fest in Denmark on April 1st. The currently announced shows are as follows:
01.04.2011 DK Aarhus -Royal Metal Fest
02.04.2011 DE Rostock -Zuckerfabrik
03.04.2011 DE Osnabrück -Bastard Club
05.04.2011 IT Milano -Tunnel
06.04.2011 IT Rom -Init
07.04.2011 IT Vicenza -Mac 2
09.04.2011 BE Opwijk - Nijdrop
10.04.2011 UK London -Underworld
12.04.2011 UK Glasgow -Ivory Blacks
13.04.2011 IE Dublin -Crawdaddy
14.04.2011 UK Derby -Old Bell
15.04.2011 NL Dordrecht -Bibelot
16.04.2011 FR Dunkerque -Les 4 Ãcluses
17.04.2011 FR Rennes -Mondo Bizarro
21.04.2011 DE Goslar -JUZ B6
23.04.2011 NO Oslo -Inferno Fest
24.04.2011 DE Flensburg -Roxy
25.04.2011 NL Venlo -Poppodium Perron 55
27.04.2011 FR Montpellier -Secret Place
30.04.2011 PT Barrosellas -Metal Fest
Rebellion has issued the following announcement about parting ways with three members of the band:
"Bad news from the Rebellion camp! Uwe Lulis has decided to quit the band. Gerd Lücking (Drums) and Simone Wenzel (Guitar) have also announced their departure from the band. Be sure that they separate in friendship. Now the situation is extremely difficult for Rebellion. Tomi and Micha consider now for their part whether and how it could go on with the band. Gerd and Uwe will appear with a new band and Simone has joined the band Vernissage."
Uwe commented: "Rebellion was also my band and I would be pleased, if Tomi and Micha
will continue successfully."
Tomi also commented about the situation: "We ask ourselves whether Rebellion without Uwe can still be Rebellion, a band on the other hand one always depends on their fans, we would be pleased, if our fans told us their opinion about it (check here for a listing of the band's various internet profiles)."
Micha added: "Tomi and I wish Uwe, Gerd and Simone honestly all the best with their
Russian black metal act Nocra has announced the new album "The Haunting" will be released via Agni Productions on 01.02.2011. The band has now posted the cover artwork online for the new album, which can be viewed at this location.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Saturn's World
2. Broken Wings
3. Enlightened by Death
4. One Winter Evening
8. In my Dreams
10. Et Avis
Fuck the Facts has issued the following announcement about lining up 10th anniversary live shows:
"January 2011 will mark 10 years since Fuck The Facts started as a band. We decided to celebrate this milestone by playing some special shows in February and March with a set that'll touch on every album from 2001's 'Mullet Fever' all the way up to some brand new songs from our upcoming album 'Die Miserable'. Most dates are already confirmed, but we'll be updating the dates with details as we get them. So keep an eye out."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
February 4 - Quebec City, QC @ Bar Octobre
February 5 - Montreal, QC @ tba
February 12 - Hull, QC @ Ou Quoi
February 18 - Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
March 10 - Syracuse, NY @ Badlands
March 11 - Ithaca, NY @ CSMA
March 12 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop
March 24 - Kingston, ON @ Wine Cellar
March 25 - Windsor, ON @ Coach & Horses
March 26 - Oshawa, ON @ tba
Spanish symphonic black metal act Gothmog has announced its upcoming album will be titled "Aeons Of Deception." The track listing is as follows:
1. Solve et Coagula
2. Escape to Nowhere
3. Beyond the Mist of Time
---The Cure for the World's Pain---
5. Aeons of Deception
6. The Bargain Struck
7. The Age of Thought
8. Nirnaeth Arnoediad
9. ...And I Shall Be Reborn
10. The Blackest of the Paths
Factory of Dreams has issued the following announcement about the track "The Weight of the World" appearing on an audio novel:
"We're very proud to announce that Factory of Dreams' song 'The Weight of the World' from the album 'A Strange Utopia' was chosen as the Theme music for Dusk's Warriors, which is the sequel to Night's Knights, a great audio novel by author Emerian Rich.
"More news at this location. Many thanks to Emerian for her choice and for the awesome novels."
Hatesphere has posted a video clip online of the band performing "To The Nines" in Aarhus, Denmark on December 10th, 2010. The clip can be viewed below.
Spanish black metal act Dawn Ov Hate has issued the following statement about the release of the "Death d'Hivern" album:
"Greetings all you there, now 2010 is finishing it's time to let you know the first Dawn Ov Hate's album 'Death d'Hivern' is finally out, under Negra Nit Distro's flag. Dawn Ov Hate is a Traditional Black Metal band created in 2006 and established in Barcelona, Spain.
"It’s composed by members from several well-known bands into extreme music scene. You can find Bastard (Graveyard, Lux Divina, Of Darkness, Wolfhead ), Katumarus (Sign of Katumarus, ex-Beheaded Lamb, ex-Asgaroth) and Fiar (Foscor, ex-Lux Divina) whom, someday in 2006, joined forces and created what is actually a basic piece of pure black fucking metal into the Spanish extreme metal scene. Without any concessions or mercy, these three bringers of the Apocalypse spit their black hate through the 7 tracks composing their debut album 'Death d’Hivern.' More...
Akaz of Ohio based ambient black metal act Sargagantas has issued the following announcement about officially ending the band and starting up a new project:
"Sargagantas has ended. I have begun a new project that will never see the pages of Myspace. Crostophobic an industrial/electronica entity can be found at this location. An EP 'As One is Amorphous' can be downloaded for free from there. Thank you all for the support of SARGAGANTAS, it has been a terrific pleasure. Unblessed be."
You can still check out sample Sargagantas tracks available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.
Just one week after announcing their Wacken performance, Norwegian metallers Vreid have announced yet another titanic German festival. August 18-20 the band will be playing the Summer Breeze festival alongside acts such as Sodom, Arch Enemy and Kvelertak. The band members say they had a blast playing there in 2009, and look very much forward to a massive return in 2011.
Vreid is currently preparing for the release of the fifth studio album "V," which is due out February 7th via Indie Recordings. You can view the album trailer below. Vreid also has the following upcoming tour dates in Norway, with more European dates expected to be announced shortly:
17 FEB - KVARTERET - BERGEN
18 FEB - BYSCENEN - HAUGESUND
19 FEB - 1880 - BERGEN ( U 18)
20 FEB - MEIERIET - SOGNDAL ( VEKA 2011)
25 FEB - JOHN DEE - OSLO More...
Finland's Dead Shape Figure has issued the following brief update about streaming another song online titled "Suicide Continental," which is off the band's latest album:
"'Suicide Continental' posted online! Happy New Year everybody! We uploaded the album opener 'Suicide Continental' into our play list. Cheeeeeeeers!"
You can check out the track via the official Dead Shape Figure MySpace profile.
Swedish heavy metal veterans The Haunted has revealed that the name of their forthcoming album will be, "Unseen." This will be the band's first studio release since 2009's, "Versus." A message from frontman Peter Dolving reads as follows:
"So the work's done. We hope to pour music and inspiration into your heads. The record is called Unseen and will be hitting stores in March 2011. We spent a month and a half with Tue Madsen, who brought out the best in everyone and did an incredible job mixing. Pretty much that's it right now folks. Merry mutherfuckin xmas and we all have an incredible year ahead of us! Peace!"