Metal News for December 5, 2009
Last updated on December 19, 2014 at 2:16 AM ET
We post metal news every day, throughout the day, covering thousands of metal bands including underground and unsigned bands. You are currently browsing the news archive, but you can also find news by band.
17 news articles posted on this day.
Australian black metallers Nekrasov have announced they will release a limited edition split album with Aderlating through Chrome Leaf Records. The album cover can be found at this location. Nekrasov issued the following statement about the split:
"Just got word that the LPs have hit the pressing plant for the mighty NEKRASOV/ ADERLATING split LP on CHROME LEAF RECORDS. It should be ready in about 7 or so weeks. Only 300 of these beasts will be made so I would suggest getting in early to secure your copy by contact either of those involved."
Running Wild has issued the following statement about releasing a live CD of their Wacken 2009 performance:
"An eventful and historical year comes to an end: RUNNING WILD's last show forever at Wacken Open Air on July 30, 2009, was recorded for a CD and DVD release. Naturally you're looking forward to see this hitting the stores, but we're still working on some details. The DVD - scheduled to be released tentatively before W:O:A 2010 - will contain a lot of amazing specials you definitely won't miss! RUNNING WILD says thanks for all the wonderful moments and we wish everybody some extraordinary and relaxing days and a happy new year!"
Sweden's Slumber are currently streaming two new samples tracks online titled "Bermuda Riviera" and "Atoma." The songs can be heard at Slumber's MySpace page. Slumber also issued the following brief statement about uploading the tracks:
"As a response to the ongoing financial crisis, I've uploaded two sketch previews from the upcoming album to solve this global economic recession once and for all. Sit back, relax, and let the music own you."
U.A.E death metalers NERVECELL will be performing live in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 19, 2009 with AS I LAY DYING. "We had played with AILD at Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2008 and it’s really great to be sharing the stage with them once again, only this time in a whole new country!," commented the band.
This will be Nervecell’s first ever live show in Sri Lanka. The show will be taking place in Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka – December 19, 2009.
As previously reported, NERVECELL will tour Europe / UK with SUFFOCATION on the Legacy of Blood European Tour in March 2010. Also appearing on this tour are Annotations of An Autopsy (UK), Fleshgod Apocalypse (Italy) and Burning The Masses (US).
The band commented: "It's a great honor for us to tour with Suffocation, as they have been a major musical influence on every member of Nervecell. We grew up listening to Suffocation and to go on the road with them is just mind-blowing for us! The band is proud to be the first from the Middle East to tour alongside one of the fore fathers of the death metal scene."
Here are the Legacy of Blood European Tour 2010 dates:
12.03.10 Holland, Utrecht @ Tivoli
13.03.10 Germany, Karlsruhe @ Substage
14.03.10 Germany, Hamburg @ Markthalle
15.03.10 Denmark, Aarhus @ Voxhall
16.03.10 Germany, Berlin @ Columbia Club
17.03.10 Poland, Warsaw @ Klub Progresja
18.03.10 Slovakia, Bratislava @ Randal
19.03.10 Czech Rep, Prague @ Chmelnice
20.03.10 Germany, Leipzig @ Conne Island
21.03.10 Austria, Graz @ Seifenfabrik
22.03.10 Austria, Wien @ Arena
23.03.10 Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Kino Siska
24.03.10 Germany, München @ Feierwerk
25.03.10 Italy, Arcene @ Soundtrack Club
26.03.10 Italy, Rome @ Blackout Club
27.03.10 Italy, Pinarella di Cervia @ Rock Planet
28.03.10 Switzerland, Erstfeld @ Transilvania Live Club
29.03.10 France, Paris @ Glazart
30.03.10 UK, London @ Underworld
31.03.10 Ireland, Dublin @ Whelans
01.04.10 UK, Leeds @ Rios
02.04.10 UK, Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
03.04.10 Germany, Essen @ Turock, Death Feast Open Air Warm Up
04.04.10 Belgium, Antwerpen @ Trix
THE MURDER OF MY SWEET's debut album “Divanity” will see the light of day on January 29th in Europe and February 9th in the USA on Frontiers Records.
The first single off “Divanity,” “Bleed Me Dry” was launched last November 13th on the Swedish markets, and entered the national charts at position No. 14 (highest new entry of the week). The song was also on No. 2 on the singles download charts. “I was truly excited and happy to see that our music gained some good impact and that there is already a lot of music fans aware of The Murder Of My Sweet” says Angelica, “It was such a great, happy moment to hear that our debut single actually made the top 20 in the Swedish single chart – A BIG thanks to all the fans who bought our single. Me and the guys are so thrilled with the attention and great early feedback were getting from media, press and radio and were looking forward to an exciting and big adventure to start in 2010. "
The “Divanity” tracklisting includes the following songs:
Follow The Rain
Bleed Me Dry
Kiss of Death
Storms of the Sea
Death of a Movie Star
First edition limited pressing in digipak includes bonus videoclip of "Bleed Me Dry." The digital edition on iTunes includes the exclusive bonus track "Mistaken."
“We are currently planning new gigs here in Sweden and in Europe and we are soon flying to Paris, France and Cologne, Germany to do promotion for Radio, Tv and Magazines. There lots of ideas floating around but we must be smart and make the best out of the time we have right now. We are also planning to write new songs next year together with Jesper Strömblad from In Flames for our next album, that will be big fun!” concludes Angelica Rylin.
You can check out the new album trailer below.
German metal band Enemy Of The Sun has issued the following studio update:
"This is Jules from the studio and I'm glad to say that vocals are now totally recorded by my side. We're most likely to have some very interesting guest vocals to the album as well but behalf of my part, I can say, I'm finished (hahaha)..."
"We had seven days booked for the vox parts and I'm proud to say that we only needed six. First couple of days were a bit difficult. Too much stress because of the rush I'm in at the moment but thanks to the competent skills of our producer/songwriter/guitarist Wallu we got the train on the right tracks. After that it was like recording rain drops in the amazon." More...
Rachid of solo ambient black metal act Zebulon Kosted has issued the following announcement about signing to Fall of Eden Records:
"Die Nibelungen Part 2 - Death of a Hero will soon be available from Satanica Records in New Zealand on CD and Thorn Laceration Records in The United Kingdom on Cassette. I am still very proud of the first release in the Die Nibelungen trilogy, Dragons Blood, and Death of a Hero is even more powerful and continues the trilogy with an album that compliments DB yet stands alone on its own.
"Since October I have been recording The Thuru Project which is being produced by Nederlander Jos Van Der Geest. Jos and I have worked together to come up with a 130 minute 2 Disc vision of darkness and desperation which will be unleashed upon the world January 15th, 2010. My Dutch brother from another mother Jos should be given the credit for this epic work, he has motivated, encouraged and inspired me throughout the writing process of this new creation.
"The biggest news of all is that I am now signed to a 3 year contract with the Scottish label Fall of Eden Records! I will be releasing a new full length album through David McColls devastatingly awesome label on April 4th, 2010. David and I have bonded over Scottish Soccer statistics, and he was the first major record label owner to approach me about a larger contract, for which I am forever indebted to him. More...
German metal band Coronatus has issued the following update:
"The studio recordings are now finished an the CD is being pressed."
"On 18.12 2009, to publish our new CD, 'Fabula Magna,' we celebrate a release party at the Rock Fabrik, Ludwigsburg. While we do not play live, but there is a lottery and you can buy our new album there. In any case, we are also there and would be pleased to see you! In addition, we are currently shooting a video clip for our new creation!"
Mastodon have announced that Totimoshi will be supporting them on their upcoming European tour in February. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/5 2010 Fri-son Fribourg
2/6 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam
2/8 2010 Gruenspan Hamburg
2/9 2010 Columbia Club Berlin
2/10 2010 Batschcapp Frankfurt
2/12 2010 Arena Vienna
2/13 2010 Backstage Munich
2/14 2010 Essigfabrik Cologne
2/16 2010 Wulfrun Wolverhampton
2/17 2010 Academy Bristol
2/19 2010 Barrowland Glasgow
2/20 2010 Academy Manchester
2/21 2010 Academy Newcastle
2/23 2010 Rock City Nottingham
2/24 2010 Roundhouse London
Detroit death metallers AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH have entered Dreadcore Productions in White Lake, MI to record a full length album that will be released in 2010 on EARACHE RECORDS.
AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH guitarist, Kyle McIlmurray commented on their time recording. "We started our sessions in the studio on Tuesday with our good friend, (produce) Josh Wichman at 10am sharp. We've gotten great reactions to what we've written so far and we feel that everything's going to pay off will. We've taken the best of our strengths and poured it into each riff and each lyric." More...
Swedish power metal band DREAM EVIL has revealed a brand-new studio album entitled “In The Night.” DREAM EVIL’s “In The Night” was produced at Sweden’s Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, HammerFall, etc.), which is owned by DREAM EVIL axeman Fredrik Nordström, and will be released via Century Media Records on January 25th, 2010 in Europe and January 26th, 2010 in North America.
The artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Krisiun etc.). The tracklisting for “In The Night” is as follows:
02. In The Night
03. Bang Your Head
04. See The Light
07. On The Wind
08. The Ballad
09. In The Fires Of The Sun
10. Mean Machine
11. Kill, Burn, Be Evil
12. The Unchosen One More...
German metal band President Evil has issued the following update regarding the addition of their new vocalist, Chris "Howlin" Birx:
"We are back! And we proudly announce Chris 'Howlin' Birx, well-known frontman of Motorjesus, as our new singer. After giving him a warm welcome, we will immediately start working on new songs we already prepared during the last months. New gigs are also likely to be confirmed very soon. So stay tuned and don't miss us on a stage near you."
New Jersey metal band GRIMUS has parted ways with drummer John Scott. The band comments, "Unfortunately, drummer John Scott will no longer be continuing in the elegant aural journey that is Grimüs. After an amicable and unanimous decision, we have decided to sacrifice him to Baal as a blood offering for no apparent reason. Joining us in our hellish legion as drummer will be..."
"Actually, don't worry about it. Just come to a show and you can see for your own eyes, you faceless sheep."
"Now, on to other crocks of shit. We're writing for a full length. You'll be hearing bursts of newer songs here and there during our sets in the near future as we create."
German metal band Lanfear has issued the following update:
"O.k., a bit silent here on this page in the last few months. That doesn't mean, we fell asleep! There're of cause some live activities planned for next year and besides we almost finished songwriting for the next album. At the moment we work on all these little details that some people appreciate while most of the folks out there doesn't even realize, that these details exist."
"As a matter of course the new songs for the sixth album are the best compositions since the dawn of time and they surely can only be topped by the tracks which will appear on the seventh one which solely will be outmatched by the material we...well :)"
Virginian death metal band Cyaegha has issued the following update:
"Over the past few months we have been on somewhat of a hiatus. Within the next few weeks we are expecting certain members to be finishing up school for good, which in turn will leave us with a rather wide open schedule in early 2010 for touring and playing shows. As far as the new album is concerned, we are still busy writing material and hope to have it complete within the coming months."
ENTHRAL's new mcd "Spiteful Dirges" is coming soon and available for preorder. If you preorder, you can get the download now as high quality MP3s with artwork included. The mcd will be out in January.
Divine Ascension recently released announced their new bassist, Daniel White. Here's the update from the band:
"Our bass player search has come to an end and we are pleased to announce Daniel ‘Daz’ White as the new bassist for DA. We have been rehearsing with Daniel for a few weeks now and can share with you that he is just as fired up and committed about DA as we are. He wrote this message:
"'I couldn’t be prouder to be accepted as part of an extremely visionary, talented and ambitious band. Having an open position for a bass player was an opportunity of a lifetime for me, one that I could not pass up. I am very keen to show Divine Ascension and the rest of the world my talent, and plan to play this position all the way. I look forward to seeing you guys at our gigs. May the music live forever.' – Daz
"It would be great to see as many of you guys and girls down at our Espy show with LORD Saturday December 12 to make Daz feel welcome. And don’t forget you can listen to Daz with the rest of us live on ‘Screaming Symphony’ PBS 106.7FM Thursday December 10 at 10pm. We will be playing tracks to be released on our forthcoming album and will be having a chat with Peter & Gary on air afterwards."
12th Dec 2009 - Lord @ Espy Gershwin Room, St Kilda
w/ Alarum, Divine Ascension, Toehider and Winterstorm
If you pre-order your tickets online through oztix you’ll receive a free copy* of LORD’s new album “Set in Stone.”