Metal News for December 4, 2009
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38 news articles posted on this day.
STRYPER has announced the European tour dates in support of the release of the new album "Murder by Pride." Here are the latest:
1/15/2009 Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo
1/16/2009 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
1/19/2009 Milano, Italy - Alcatraz
1/20/2009 Biel, Switzerland - Kongresshaus
1/22/2009 Prague, Czech Republic - Retro Music Hall
1/23/2009 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Oudegracht
1/24/2009 London, England - 02 Academy Islington
1/27/2009 Malmo, Sweden - Kulturbolaget (KB)
1/28/2009 Gothenborg, Sweden - Trädgårn
1/30/2009 Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
Austrian Death Machine has posted their latest music video, for "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle" online.
Tim Lambesis comments on the video: “Arnold is proof that you can be brutal and still have fun. Metalheads can still laugh at a party right? The theme for this video can go a few different ways. I think that no matter what drastic measures Ahhnold takes, he somehow only creates more fun for all. Other people may think there is an underlying story as a Terminator love story between Ahhnold and T-One-Million. However you interpret the video is fine with me, but if you sing along loud enough Ahhnold just might show up at your house too!”
Germany's Dark Fortress has issued the following road report:
"So, the big day has come! The mess that is called Dark Fortress arrived together with everyone else in Antwerp yesterday, in various states of sickness and mental preparedness. Hof ter Lo is an awesome club, and the show went very well. It's a great honor to be a part of this apocalypse on wheels, and we're psyched to hear from the mighty Frost himself that they wanted a good package and chose us for it. Both Shining and Satyricon have been influential in the history of Dark Fortress, so to be summoning the blackness together in a union of powerful music and personalities feels fantastic. Yesterday we also played the live premiere of The Valley, which was particularly exciting since we had never (!) played it together until we went on stage. But it went well, and we know we can trust each other blindly on stage.
"Today we will support headliners Shining in Alkmaar, and we're happy to finally play in The Netherlands again, even if it's just for this one show. But we will be back in Seraph's and my home territory in February on a headlining tour. By the way, the new Merch is in and we are selling it at the shows. More info how to order it will follow soon. So see you around! Don't miss this tour, it has all the makings of becoming something to remember."
Dark Fortress still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Darzamat have announced they will be touring in support of their latest album "Solfernus' Path" alongside co-headliners Hate. Support will come from Vedonist, Dragon's Eye, Sammath Naur, and Unquadium. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/19 2010 Klub Graffiti Lublin/PL
2/20 2010 Klub Od Zmierzchu Do Switu Rzeszów/PL
2/21 2010 Klub RudeBoy Bielsko-Biala/PL
2/22 2010 Klub CK Wiatrak Zabrze/PL
2/23 2010 Klub Madness Wroclaw/PL
2/24 2010 Klub U Bazyla Poznan/PL
2/25 2010 Klub Estrada Bydgoszcz/PL
2/26 2010 Klub Andergrant Olsztyn/PL
2/27 2010 Klub Gwint Bialystok/PL
2/28 2010 Klub Progresja Warszawa/PL
London metallers De Profundis have posted two live video clips online, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the clips:
"Hailz, here are two videos of De Profundis live in action at Club Suburbia in Bucharest, Romania. They were filmed on 23rd August 2009 and appear courtesy of youtube user ‘handofdiscordia’ - cheers! Whilst the sound quality isn't perfect, the videos are still pretty cool and give an idea of the power of a De Profundis live show. This was actually our first show with Arran on the bass. Hope you guys enjoy them!!
"P.S. clip 1 is most of ‘Ablaze in Autumn's Fire’, whilst clip 2 features ’Crimson Black Bleeding’ (most of it) and ‘Nocturnal Splendour’ (right at the very the end). All three tracks are off our new album ‘A Bleak Reflection’." More...
Destroyer 666 have updated their tour schedule with the following dates (Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne shows with Vomitor):
12/12 2009 Satans Convention Fest Gempt Halle Lengerich
12/19 2009 Effenaar Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
12/31 2009 ScreamFest Sydney
1/8 2010 The Capitol Perth, Western Australia
1/9 2010 Fowlers Live Adelaide, South Australia
1/12 2010 The Brisbane Hotel Hobart, Tasmania
1/12 2010 The Brisbane Hotel Hobart, Tasmania
1/14 2010 Brisbane Hi-Fi Brisbane, Queensland
1/15 2010 Sydney Metro Brisbane, Queensland
1/16 2010 Melbourne Hi-Fi Bar Melbourne, Victoria
Draconian has issued the following statement about their lack of updates:
"Dear friends, we are aware things has been silent for a while, and that the possible development of the bands' progress has been kept from the limelight. There hasn't been much to tell really. Things has been standing still for a while due to different aspects and circumstances, which I guess, in after-thought, was necessary. Now, however, we are about to rise from the half-light.
"We are currently working quite diligently for Draconian to enter the second decade of this new millennium with a boost. Already, things are happening and we are doing our very best to follow up on everything we need in order for the band to stay in peoples hearts. You can expect us to ring out loud for the year to come. More to follow. Thank you for being patient and understanding."
Evergreen Terrace have posted the third and final video blog from their "Almost Homeless" tour. The video clip can be viewed below.
Evergreen Terrace also have the following upcoming tour dates: More...
NILE has announced more tour dates on the band's ongoing world tour in support of "Those Whom the Gods Detest," adding a run of Latin American tour dates. The newly announced tour dates are:
NILE "Those Whom The Gods Detest" Latin American Tour 2010
3/5/10 Monterrey, Mexico (venue TBA)
3/7/10 March 7th.- Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
3/10/10 March 10th.-Santiago, Chilie (venue TBA)
3/13/10 Caracas, Venezuela (venue TBA)
3/14/10 Bogota, Columbia (venue TBA)
Catch NILE on their North American headlining tour with label mates IMMOLATION, as well as KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and female fronted blackened/deathsters DREAMING DEAD. More...
Italian death metallers Faust have announced their guitarist Ghiulz Borroni will now be performing lead guitar duties for Bulldozer. Borroni will still remain on as guitarist for Faust as well. Samples of Faust's tracks can be heard at their official MySpace page. Faust released their latest album "From Glory To Infinity" on September 9th through Paragon Records.
U.K. metallers Fields of the Nephilim have announced they will be performing two upcoming live shows in Warsaw, Poland. Tickets can be found at this location. The details are as follows:
1/22 2010 Progesja Warsaw
1/23 2010 Progesja Warsaw
Fields of the Nephilim have also announced they will be releasing a live DVD in the first quarter of 2010.
California death metallers Fatalist have begun filming a video for the song "Frozen Epitaph," which is off their new album "The Depths of Inhumanity." Fatalist front man Neil Burkdoll issued the following statement about the video shoot:
"We filmed about 4 hours of footage for our Frozen Epitaph video this past weekend. We have a lot of editing to do and maybe a few more things to film, but overall it's coming along nicely. We are happy with the footage that we captured, but now the real work begins with making it something anyone would want to watch. We are trying to get it finished for the European release date of The Depths of Inhumanity in late January 2010. Wish us luck!!!"
Photos from the video shoot can be viewed here.
Swedish metallers Mustasch have posted a music video online for the song "Mine," which can be viewed below. "Mine" is off the band's self-titled 2009 album.
Napalm Death has updated their world tour schedule with the following dates:
12/4 2009 Sala Santana 27 Bilbao
12/5 2009 Sala Jala Jala Alméria
12/6 2009 Sala Live Madrid
1/9 2010 Wolves Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, Midlands
1/10 2010 Ivory Blacks Glasgow
1/15 2010 Independent Sunderland
1/16 2010 TBA Aberdeen
1/27 2010 Le Cylindre Besancon
1/28 2010 Glazart Paris
1/29 2010 Cargo Caen
1/30 2010 Sans Reserve Perigueux
1/31 2010 La carene Brest
2/12 2010 Bogaloo Pfarrkirchen
2/13 2010 Gießen – Winterfire Festival Gießen
3/6 2010 MAXIMUM HxC & METAL FEST Mons
3/12 2010 HAMMERFEST Prestatyn
3/19 2010 Nirvana Club Jekatarinburg
3/21 2010 ColosseumClub Barnaul
3/22 2010 Rock City Nowosibirsk
3/24 2010 Klub People Krasnodar
3/25 2010 Podzemka Rostov
3/26 2010 TBA Moscow
3/27 2010 TBA Smolensk
3/28 2010 Arctica Club St. Petersburg
3/30 2010 Reactor Club Minsk
4/30 2010 NEUROTIC DEATHFEST Tilburg
5/2 2010 MURDERFEST Los Angeles, California
5/5 2010 TBA Mexico City
5/7 2010 Casa del Atista Caracas
5/8 2010 Teatro Metropol Bogotá
5/9 2010 Bunga Quito
5/11 2010 Voce Lima
5/13 2010 Teatro Caupolican Santiago de Chile
5/14 2010 Teatro Flores Buenos Aires
5/15 2010 TBA Curitiba
5/16 2010 TBA Sao Paulo
Slipknot have announced they will be releasing a track pack for Rock Band next week. Their first pack will feature the songs "Psychosocial," "Duality," and "Sulfur." Individual tracks will be available for $1.99 or the entire pack can be bought for $5.49. The tracks will become available for download starting December 8th on Xbox 360 and Wii and December 10th on Playstation 3.
Theatre of Tragedy have announced the following European tour dates in 2010:
13.03.2010 Sittard, Fenix (NL)
14.03.2010 London, Underworld (UK)
18.03.2010 Barcelona, Salamandra (E)
19.03.2010 Madrid, Caracol (E)
20.03.2010 Lisbon, Cine Teatro Corroios (PT)
Theatre of Tragedy have also announced they are currently lining up more shows in Germany, Switzerland, and France. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.
Amberian Dawn has issued the following studio recording update:
"Kasperi has finished recording his rhythm parts with 7-string-guitar. It only took a couple of days from him (including the sound check). Drums are also recorded and things are going very smoothly. Check out new pictures from studio here in MySpace. We will also launch a studio blog later, in which we will share some thoughts of players, photographs and videos."
Finland's Deathbound have announced their upcoming album "Non Compos Mentis" will be released via Dynamic Arts Records on January 27th, 2010. Two sample tracks from the album, "A Reason For Your Fight" and "Free Shackles For Everyone," can be heard at Deathbound's MySpace page.
Deathbound also have the following upcoming tour dates:
2/12 2010 SWEDEN - STOCKHOLM SNÖVIT
2/13 2010 DENMARK - FREDERICIA UNGDOMENSHUS
2/14 2010 GERMANY - OSNABRUCK BASTARD CLUB
2/15 2010 NETHERLANDS - TILBURG LITTLE DEVIL
2/17 2010 BELGIUM - ROESELARE DE VERLICHTE GEEST
2/18 2010 GERMANY - NEUSS DAS HAUS
2/19 2010 GERMANY - ANNA-BUCHHOLZ GLEIS 3
2/20 2010 GERMANY - STUTTGART CLUB ZENTRAL
2/21 2010 SWITZERLAND - ZURICH DYNAMO WERK 21
2/22 2010 ITALY - VIZENZA THE JACK HOLE
2/23 2010 SLOVENIA - LJUBLJANA CHANNEL ZERO
2/24 2010 HUNGARY - PECS TOXIC MUSIC CLUB
2/25 2010 CROATIA - ZAGREB ZELJEZNICAR
2/26 2010 CZECH REPUBLIC - SLAVONICE KAWARN
2/27 2010 GERMANY - LEIPZIG HELLRAISER
2/28 2010 GERMANY - GREIFSWALD KLEX
U.K. doom metallers Esoteric have issued the following update about writing new material:
"News Update: Currently we are writing and rehearsing new material for the sixth album, which we will be recording at various stages throughout 2010 at Priory Recoring Studios. We have a few gigs lined up for next year so far (see upcoming shows section). If anyone wants to inquire about our availability, please get in touch through myspace or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still open for auditions for any prospective band members to replace the recently departed Olivier Goyet (keys/synths) and Kris Clayton (guitar). Currently Ilia Rodriguez (Pantheist/Indesinence) is filling in on 3rd guitar duties while we search for a permanent replacement."
Esoteric's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Arizona metallers Incite, who are fronted by Max Cavalera's son, Richie Cavalera, are currently streaming their entire debut album "The Slaughter" online. "The Slaughter" can be heard at the band's MySpace page. The album was released in the U.S. on Tuesday, October 20th.
The track listing for "The Slaughter" is as follows:
2. The Slaughter
3. Nothing To Fear
4. Army Of Darkness
5. Time For A Change
6. Divided We Fail
8. Tyranny's End
9. Die With What You've Done
10. Down And Out
11. End Result
Ov Hell, the new band from Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir) and King (God Seed, I, Sahg, ex-Gorgoroth) has announced the new album "The Underworld Regime" will be released on February 8th, 2010 via Indie Recordings. The cover artwork for the album can be found here.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Devil's Harlot
2. Post Modern Sadist
4. Perpetual Night
6. Acts of Sin
7. Krigsatte Faner
8. Hill Norge
Tennessee's The Showdown, who previously had to cancel their tour dates with Oh, Sleeper and Impending Doom due to family issues, have now announced two upcoming acoustic shows. The details are as follows:
Saturday 12/12 @ The Hideaway in Johnson City TN
Sunday 12/13 @ The Culvert in Asheville NC
The Showdown will also be playing a normal show at the Friendship Church in Athens, Alabama on January 6th, 2010.
Norwegian black metal band Urgehal has issued the following statement about canceling their show in Ulyanovsk:
"We are terrible sorry to bring you bad news, but we've decided to cancel the gig in Ulyanovsk because of travel related issues out of our control. Originally we were also supposed to play in St. Petersburg, but the first organizer stopped replying to our emails and there was nothing we could do about it. The gig in Moscow will still take place as planned, so come gather under the horns!"
Urgehal will still be playing their Moscow tour date at the Relax Club on December 4th, 2009.
Metal legends Duff McKagan of Guns 'N Roses / Velvet Revolver fame and James Lomenzo from Megadeth lead a star studded line up of artists appearing on the Rotosound booth at NAMM 2010, Saturday 16th January. They are joined by Robbie Crane from Classic metal rockers Ratt and veteran bass player Billy Sheehan. A full list of appearances is detailed below:
James Lomenzo (Saturday 11am)
Duff McKagan (Saturday 1pm)
Eva Gardner (Saturday 2pm)
Billy Sheehan (Saturday 3pm)
Ratt band (Saturday 4pm)
Boston thrash metal band Ravage has issued the following year end update:
"Last night Ravage played our last live show of the year. It's been a good year for us, we signed with Metal Blade Records, finally released our album 'The End Of Tomorrow,' appeared on two tribute albums - a tribute to Warlock and also a tribute to Running Wild, and we completed our first full US tour which. Although the tour was logistically difficult, financially taxing and wrought with countless problems, it ended up being a good learning experience that ultimately allowed us to play shows and meet new friends and fans in 17 different states across the USA."
"We already have some shows planned for next year as we will be appearing at the Meliah Rage reunion show in February and we have already begun to plan a return to the southwest USA to make up some of the shows we missed and get to some areas we haven't been to before. We have been invited to play at THRASHMAGEDDON 2 FESTIVAL in Albuquerque NM in may and we hope to add some more southwest appearances as well." More...
The Funeral Pyre has issued the following update on the progress of their new album:
"We are currently in the writing process and we are becoming extremely excited about this new record. We have about 9 songs ready to go, some of which will be played next year, maybe even starting in January. We'll probably be recording sometime early to mid next year. Song titles and album name will be decided upon later, so we'll announce that once it's set."
"We are currently in talks with doing a split cassette tape with our friends in The Dolemite Project. This would be an extremely limited tape, probably 100 copies." More...
Italian power metal band ELVENKING have completed the pre production of 5 new songs.
Guitarist Aydan comments, “We have recorded some of the new songs in a demo shape, in order to better understand the musical direction of the album and to put something on the table to discuss the new album details, talking about studios, producers, etc. Now we will go further into details with our labels and managements and we will let you know soon about when and where.”
Vocalist Damna adds “It’s been really useful to hear some of the new songs recorded, it's helping a lot in trying to focus on what we want to achieve with the new stuff and it's also a good occasion to drink a couple of shots together!" More...
Chad of Destroy the Runner sent in the following update:
"We are recording our 3rd studio album right now, and it is going great so far. Way heavier, screaming, breakdowns, shredding guitars, double bass...haha. The whole bit. Jordan Mancino(As I Lay Dying) will be playing all of the drums on the new record, and we are having many well known guest vocalists from today's scene.
"Also, we are releasing a B-side from our first album 'Saints,' but with my vocals on it. The B-side is entitled 'Sinners,' and we will be releasing it online this month."
Devildriver's guitarist, Jeff Kendrick, has issued the following update:
"Been home for about a week right now and loving every minute of it. Currently I am writing you from Mike's studio as we are demoing and recording songs for the next album! Things are sounding fast and heavy to say the least. In one week we will be flying to the land down under to rock with Lamb Of God, Shadows Fall and High On Fire. The tour is selling great and I cannot wait to make my fourth trip to... Australia... We are just plugging along and going at a constant pace. More touring, recording and rocking to come in the near future."
Finnish modern thrash/death-influenced metal band DEAD SHAPE FIGURE has signed a deal with Dynamic Arts Records. The group's second album, "The Disease Of St. Vitus", is tentatively due in the spring.
Commented vocalist Timo "Galzi" Kallio: "In the middle of our songwriting sessions, we woke up to reality that there still was no papers signed and no deal done for our second album... we had just turned down offers this far. There were a few labels we wanted deal with; the only problem was none of them knew it at the time! The most thing was, that we wanted to communicate as friends in order to make some business and not to deal with corporate-office-somebody and make business at any cost." More...
Pennsylvania metal band Believer has issued the following update regarding the production of their new album:
"As many of you already know, we've started to work on our next album. It will feature the same lineup as Gabriel and everyone is involved in the writing. We have a good idea of what we want to accomplish musically and artistically with the new album and having that focus has been very helpful in this early stage."
"Although we'll be posting general studio updates here, we want to save the more in-depth stuff for people on our email list. So if you are genuinely interested in studio happenings, gear talk, etc., go ahead and sign up here."
UK death metal act ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY has posted a brand new song on its MySpace page. The new song, "In Snakes I Bathe," comes off their brand new album "The Reign Of Darkness," which will be released on January 22 via Nuclear Blast (in the UK).
The band has also revealed the identity of their new bass player, Nath Applegate. Commented the new member, "I'm honored to join Annotations Of An Autopsy, I've followed this band since the start. I've been good friends with them for many years now and when I heard of the member loss I decided to offer my services as a bass player to AOAA. I can't wait to get on the road with these guys and play some killer shows. Expect 2010 to be an aggressive year, AOAA's new record is going to fucking slay!" More...
New Jersey progressive death metallers THE BINARY CODE have posted a video lesson with guitarist Jesse Zuretti on Youtube. In the video, the shredder shows how to play a series of riffs and solos from the band’s upcoming debut album, "Suspension of Disbelief" (which will be released digitally via MetalSucks on December 15, 2009) and explains his various techniques.
Theocracy is proud to announce Jared Oldham as their new bass player. Jared has been filling in and touring with the band for some time now, so making it official is a mere formality. Jared brings years of musical experience and a great singing voice, and his personality fits the band like a glove.
"Under A New Sun" has been named as the title for the upcoming album from The Eternal, set to see the light of day in 2010. The album will be the follow up to the acclaimed "Kartika" and also the band's fourth full length album. Song titles include "Control," "Under A New Sun," "A Thousand Shades of You," "Collapse," and "Cast In Stone" to name a few.
The band entered 301 Studios in Byron Bay on December 4th. Their new studio blog will be updated daily throughout December with pictures and the latest news on the recording process.
"Under A New Sun" will be produced by Jeff Martin (The Tea Party). Jeff adds this about the album: "I proudly re-introduce The Eternal… The type of band I’ve been waiting to produce. It’s been a year now since Mark and I agreed to embark on a journey that begins this December. For The Eternal this will not be a stepping stone but a launch pad. For me, a creative working relationship that allows me to realise an artist’s vision and re-connect with past influences, all the while looking into the future…darkly. I envision an alchemical marriage, a musical landscape anchored by organic rock and roll and infested with industrial overtones. To put things lightly, you’re not playing with kids here. The Eternal are the real deal."
The album will be co-engineered by Paul Pilsneniks, who has worked with such artists as The Living End, The Mars Volta, Silverchair, Grinspoon and Alanis Morissette, and The Eternal has also enlisted acclaimed Finnish keyboard player Maria Ilmoniemi (Tarja/Husky Rescue) to contribute.
What We Call Victory has begun recording their new album and issued the following updates:
"We are having a blast recording the new upcoming album. Drums and bass are already tracked and good to go! Please be on the lookout for a few more short vids everynight. These short vids will be in our VIDEOS SECTION!!
"Not to worry though, a long-legnth video will be posted as we near the end of all tracking so that you can see all of it. Let just say that Ashley of Tragic Recordings (Recorded our first E.P.) is doing a swell job capturing us and helping us out with EVERYTHING."
The band has a number of shows lined up. Here are the latest:
Dec 4, 2009 @ 4:00P - Xtreme Xmas Xtravaganza III Mount Airy, Maryland
Dec 11, 2009 @ 7:00P - Boardz, Southampton, Pennsylvania
Dec 28, 2009 @ 3:30P - Mount Airy Firehall, Mount Airy, Maryland
Feb 26, 2010 @ 5:00P - New Market Grange, New Market, Maryland
Jun 26, 2010 @ 1:00P - House Show, Conowingo, Maryland
Here's the latest studio clip from MySpace:
2 Sides 2 Die has announced their new guitarist/backing vocalist, Chris Blaise into the band. Here's the update from the band:
"Well everyone we are officially a 4 peice band!! We are hired Chris Blaise yesterday so give him a good welcome. His first live performance will be Dec 18th @The Silo in Reading, Pa. Hell Yeah!!"
Here are the latest 2 Sides 2 Die tour dates:
Dec 11, 2009 @ 6:00P - Rocket Music Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Dec 18, 2009 @ 6:00P - The Silo Reading, Pennsylvania
Jan 29, 2010 @ 6:00P - Rocket Music w/ Paper Tounge Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Mar 11, 2010 @ 6:00P - Hot Topic (Acoustic performance) Hagerstown, Maryland
Mar 13, 2010 @ 12:00P - Sheperdstown Train Station (Battle of Bands) Sheperdstown, West Virginia
Recently Lita Ford sent out messages via Twitter to her fans detailing her sexual romp with her husband who is referred to as both Big Daddy and Meat Whistle. To read (or join) Ford’s Twitter go to: twitter.com/litaford. My only comment is that if Nikki Sixx can publish “The Heroin Diaries” then Lita should seriously consider “The Sex Diaries”. Let’s get this started, shall we… More...