Metal News for December 6, 2010
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41 news articles posted on this day.
Swedish thrash metallers Witchery, featuring former members of Satanic Slaughter and Martin Axenrot of Opeth, have confirmed its participation for the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.
The confirmed line-up includes:
Rob Zombie has been announced as the next performer confirmed for next year's Download festival. Download 2011 is set to take place between June 10th, 11th and 12th, 2011 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
Also confirmed to appear:
System of a Down
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming live show in Stockholm:
"Due to happenings beyond our control, the gig at Harry B James on December the 12th has been canceled. We're sorry, but don't worry, new dates for the Stockholm area are in the planning stage so we'll see you all in the beginning of 2011!"
A listing of upcoming Circle of Chaos European tour dates can be found here.
It has been announced that Steve Asheim of Deicide and Sean Reinert of Cynic will perform at the 2011 edition of the Titans Of The Throne festival. The drum specific festival will also include performances from Malevolent Creation drummer Gus Rios and Patrick Johansson. "Titans Of The Throne" will be taking place on January 21, 2011 at Hooligans Live in Boca Raton, Florida and will be presented by Sick Drummer Magazine.
For more information you can visit www.titansofthethrone.com.
The Damned Things, the hard rock collaboration between Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die and Anthrax, has posted behind the scenes footage from its debut music video shoot online. The Damned Things will release its debut album "Ironiclast" on December 14, 2010 through Def Jam Records. The making-of video can be viewed below:
Singapore's Rudra has issued the following announcement about forgoing record label support and going independent:
"Salutations, Rudra shall be going independent. It has become almost impossible for any medium or big record labels to have us on their roster. CD sales are dipping and illegal downloads are rising.
"It is the smaller bands like us who suffer the blow. And the record labels too. So the only logical step for us to move forward is to go independent. More details about Brahmavidya: Immortal I's release shall be announced soon."
Abalam has checked in with the following update about upcoming releases:
"Abalam will be back in the studio recording the 'Digging a Grave For Mankind' EP This will be released in February of next year. The release format will be of a Limited Edition 7" Vinyl only. It will be limited to 200 hand numbered copies and will come with a free Abalam badge and personalized blasphemy from the band!
"Pre-orders are being taken now. To reserve a copy you should send a message with contact details attached. Remember this release will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis. The cost will be no more than £5 plus postage. You are not required to send any monies until the records are ready to ship.
"This will be the first of a number of Abalam releases through 2011, with provision for the reissue of 'Thy Eternal Sin' as a vinyl release also. Abalam will also be performing 'live' in the UK in 2011. Details will follow. Bahn wishes to thank his Brothers and Sisters of Sickness for your continued support. Ave Satanas..."
Alter Bridge has posted a video clip online for the song "Isolation," which is off the band's album "AB III." The music video can be viewed below. The "AB III" track listing is as follows:
1. Slip To The Void
3. Ghost Of Days Gone By
4. All Hope Is Gone
5. Still Remains
6. Make It Right
7. Wonderful Life
8. I Know It Hurts
9. Show Me A Sign
11. Breathe Again
12. Coeur D'Alene
13. Life Must Go On
14. Words Darker Than Their Wings More...
Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"Dear friends, we are very proud to present you today the vocalist who joined us to give Whyzdom a new voice. Clémentine Delauney has received an intensive artistic training since her youngest age: contemporary dance, classical and jazz piano, theatre, classical singing (she joined the Maîtrise of Lyon Opera in 2003). Motivated by the everlasting will to let her voice express itself in a symphonic metal band, it’s an immense pleasure to welcome her in our family.
"We invite you all to welcome her as well on Myspace, Facebook or even more directly on our forum. We will prepare some extracts to put online in the very next few weeks. In the meantime, you can watch some photos on our website or on Facebook. Thank you for your support! See you soon!"
Weekend Nachos has issued the following update about the band's upcoming activity:
"It's been a while since we told everybody what was going on with us, so I figured I'd make a post. Facebook is not really my thing. We will be recording the 'Black Earth' 7" for A389 in a few weeks. this will feature 3 brand new songs, 2 off of our upcoming LP on Deep Six, and 1 exclusive B-side. in addition to those 3 new songs, the 4th song will be a re-recorded classic that we play at every single show but has still not been seen on an actual W.N. release until now. true Nacho enthusiasts can probably figure out which jam we're talking about. We really wanted to produce a heavier, updated version of the song and make it more recognizable for future live shows by putting it on an actual 7"....so there it shall be. Stoked.
"As mentioned earlier, we do have another full-length coming out in 2011. Like our last LP, Deep Six will be releasing the vinyl and Relapse will be handling the CD/digital version. We are still excited to work with both labels, because both are great in different ways and we love being able to share the love. There is no title for this record yet but you'll like it.
"As some of you know, we went to Europe in October for 3 1/2 weeks. I just wanted to state publicly that the tour was a big success and we had an amazing time. The whole experience changed my life and I can't wait to continue traveling with WN outside of the U.S., and hopefully back to some of the same places we went to on this first European tour. Thanks to anybody who came out...we really could not have asked for a better experience. Til next time! More...
Canada's Agassiz has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:
"Well first off I'd like to start with saying hello! It's been awhile and there hasn't been many updates as of late. We played a couple shows. One back in September at the Zoo here in Winnipeg and another on October 30th in Brandon at the North Hill in. Thanks to all who came out to those shows. We had a great time.
"Second our EP/Mini Album. We were supposed to have started recording it already but, due to money situations we are forced to hold off until the new year. It'll be a little bit longer but it'll be worth the wait. You can expected a good quality album!
"Finally we decided to upload our most recent recordings we did. Remixed and packaged for you to download along with a cool 'CD Cover.' So check it out, download it and pass it around to whoever you think will enjoy some Dark Metal from the Manitoba Prairies! Download at this location."
Norwegian black metal unit Nidingr has returned from a five year hiatus with the new album "Wolf Father." The album features a guest appearance from Ulver's Kristoffer Rygg (a.k.a. Garm). Vendlus will unleash Nidingir's "Wolf Father" as a CD/digital release on January 18th, 2011.
The "Wolf Father" track listing is as follows:
2. Baldrs Draumar
Pantheist has posted the cover artwork online for the Redrum666 compilation album "Unveiling the Signs." The artwork can be found here. The track listing of the album is:
1. KOSTAS PANAGIOTOU - Overture: The Madness of Crowds
2. GALLILEOUS - Zabobon (Superstition)
3. WIJLEN WIJ - The Wall of Life
4. DISSOLVING OF PRODIGY - Zlodejska svetelka (Lights of Thieves)
5. PANTHEIST - Barock
Taproot have announced the following dates for its 2011 tour. Support on the tour will come from 12 Stones, on select dates. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
01/12 Fort Wayne, IN – Broadripple
01/13 Cincinnati, OH – Rhino’s Eastgate
01/15 Salina, KS – The Muse Ballroom
01/16 Wichita, KS – America’s Pub*
01/18 Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar*
01/19 Waco, TX – Whiskey River*
01/20 College Station, TX – Hurricane Harry’s*
01/21 Houston, TX – Scout Bar*
01/22 Austin, TX – The Dirty Dog Bar*
01/24 Odessa, TX – Graham Central Station*
01/27 Albany, GA – The Crow Bar*
01/29 Tampa, FL – Whiskey Dicks*
01/30 Orlando, FL – The Haven*
02/03 Fayetteville, NC – The Rock Shop
02/04 Providence, RI – The Ruins At The Colosseum
02/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/06 Manchester, NH – The Armory (PFG Fest)
02/09 Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
02/10 Bristol, CT – Bleachers
02/11 Pennellville, NY – Monerrays
02/12 Geneva On The Lake, OH – The Cove Nightclub
02/16 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
02/19 Baltimore, MD – Bourbon Street
02/20 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
02/22 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
03/12 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
* = with 12 Stones
Swedish death metal veterans At The Gates have confirmed its participation in the upcoming Metaltown Festival. The 2011 edition of Metaltown is set to take place between June 17th and 18th, 2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The confirmed line-up includes:
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
AT THE GATES
CRADLE OF FILTH
Swedish metal act In Solitude have announced that it will be taking part in the forthcoming 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken Open Air 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.
The confirmed line-up includes:
Heavy metal legends Motorhead have teamed up with MetalInjection to release its new music video. The video was shot for the track "Get Back In Line" and is taken from the forthcoming studio album, "The World Is Yours." "The World Is Yours" is being released on December 14, 2010 with Classic Rock Magazine Presents: Motorhead. Following this four-week exclusive period, "The World Is Yours" will be released on January 17, 2011 in a standard CD format. You can view the video below:
Italian progressive/symphonic metal act Rhapsody of Fire have revealed the title for its upcoming 10th studio album. The new album, set to be issued in the spring through Nuclear Blast Records, has been titled "From Chaos To Eternity." "From Chaos To Eternity" will be produced by founding members Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli and recorded in Wolfsburg, Germany at Gate Studios.
Luca Turilli commented by saying: "We are really proud to reveal to the whole world that the production of our new full-length album is at a very good point already. Lyrically it has a particular meaning for all of us, as with the fifth and final chapter of the 'Dark Secret Saga' our band will close its fantasy cycle started 13 years ago."
San Francisco, California hardcore act Condemned? has announced its signing with Nuclear Blast Records. The signing comes in time for the band to record and release its forthcoming studio album, titled "Condemned To Death." Condemned? were the second band signed to the label back in 1987.
The 2011 Jägermeister Music Tour has been announced featuring Buckcherry headlining with Hellyeah as direct support as well as All That Remains and The Damned Things. Each concert will also feature a local Jäger Band. Mr. Dee Jay, Brian Barr, known for delivering a great vibe and unique flavor, will spin during set changes to keep the party going.
The Jägermeister Music Tour kicks off January 19th in San Diego, California and plays 26 shows across the nation in celebration of Buckcherry’s new single “It’s a Party” on their recently released album “All Night Long.” Buckcherry will rock the 2011 Jägermeister Music Tour through February.
Jagermeistermusictour.com will feature a free download of Buckcherry’s “It’s a Party” as well as exclusive band video footage from Buckcherry, HELLYEAH, ALL THAT REMAINS and The Damned Things.
“For the brand’s 19th music tour, Jägermeister is bringing Buckcherry’s raw rock together with the blazing metal style of HELL YEAH and ALL THAT REMAINS. Add some Jägermeister to the mix and you are looking at one of the top shows of the year,” says Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. “Additionally, instead of booking big arenas, Jägermeister continues to do things differently and is bringing this tour to theatres and ballrooms.”
Buckcherry front man Josh Todd says, “Every night we’re on stage we LOVE to host a party. We can’t think of a better partner to do it with than Jägermeister.” Guitarist Keith Nelson adds, “This is the first time we’re really going to be able to celebrate the theme of our album, All Night Long, on the road. It’s going to be loud and sweaty, just the way we like it.”
“Hello all fellow Hellions!!! I am so pumped for our upcoming tour of the USA! That’s right; every night is gonna be a Friday night with Buckcherry, HELLYEAH, ALL THAT REMAINS and The Damned Things. The Jägermeister will be flowing, the jams will be kicking and the good times will be back in rock and roll!!! It’s time to let it all hang out!!! See y’all there,” says HELLYEAH Drummer Vinnie Paul.
Here is the 2011 Jagermeister Music Tour schedule: More...
Footage has been posted online of In This Moment performing live in Hartford, CT on December 4th, 2010. The video clips can be viewed below.
Sonata Arctica has posted a fourth Latin American tour documentary video clip online, which can be viewed below.
Switzerland's Requiem has checked in with the following recording update:
"After the fantastic show in Markkleeberg (Leipzig / Germany) last Saturday Dec. 4 Reto (drums) went directly to Andy Classen's Stage One Studio building up his new Drumkit (S.C.S. Custom Drums Lucerne Switzerland) and changing drum heads. First evening prior to the actual recording process Reto and Andy laid down all click tracks for all new songs in order to make sure that we'll find our way throughout all the new arrangements. This one will be killer that's for sure but I guess you'll read the actual word killer far more often the next couple of days.
"Today Reto did drum tracks for 3 new songs of our new album 'Within Darkened Disorder.' As we spoke all went well so far as expected. So there's more to tell tomorrow when they defined the actual and definite drum sound to appear on the record. That's all for now 'til tomorrow."
Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer have confirmed a mini tour of Greece, set to start on Friday, December 17th in Xanthi. Enforcer is also currently on the road in Europe with Australian rockers Airbourne. Enforcer drummer Jonas Wikstrand comments:
"Looking forward to getting over to Greece for a few headline shows before Christmas. Greek crowds are always fantastic. Looking forward to it being a little warmer over there than the UK - where even though the snow's on the ground, the reception from the dates with Airbourne has been hot! Let's heat it up, Greece!"
The upcoming Enforcer live shows are as follows:
07 Dec - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
09 Dec - Manchester, UK - Academy
10 Dec - Birmingham, UK - Academy
17 Dec - Xanthi, Greece - Fex Club (w/ RELEASED ANGER, PERFECT STRANGERS)
18 Dec - Thessaloniki, Greece - Harley Bar (w/ RELEASED ANGER)
19 Dec - Ioannina, Greece - Polichoros Agora (w/ RELEASED ANGER)
20 Dec - Athens, Greece - Kytaro Club (w/ CONVIXION, WRATHBLADE)
Alabama death metal act Grave Ritual has posted a new song online from the band's upcoming full-length album "Euphoric Hymns From the Altar of Death." The new track "Beyond Diabolus" is available for streaming via the Razorback Recordings MySpace page. Additional details on the album will be announced as they are made available.
Swedish metal act In Solitude has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. In Solitude has commented on the signing:
"It’s been a very long, uneasy process finding the right home for In Solitude. After going over several offers from labels, Metal Blade’s genuine interest in, and understanding of our music, singled them out. This coupled with our respect for them, made this historic label the obvious choice. Over the years, Metal Blade has put out an amazing array of masterpiece records. We are very excited and honored to be able to add to this respected collection over the years to come."
President of Metal Blade Records Michael Faley adds: "In Solitude has a sound that is reminiscent of the classic metal of UFO while stamping their own evil imprint on it. We are extremely excited to have In Solitude on our label and look forward to working with this talented band while turning this underground innovator into a household word. Look for their new album in 2011."
In November, the band entered Nicke Anderson's new studio Gutterview Recorders in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Fred Estby to record a new album, which will see release in the spring of 2011. More...
Guitarist Stefan Weinerhall of Swedish metal band Falconer has issued the following update about recording a new album:
"Falconer has now begun the recording of its new album Armod at Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. Our drummer Karsten Larsson, who is the first one to be recorded, thinks this may be his best session ever. The vibe is really awesome!"
According to Weinerhall, the album "will be completely sung in Swedish except for the bonus tracks that will simply be English versions of the best (according to us) new songs. This time we have concentrated on the traditional folk side of our music including more traditional folk songs (the majority of the material is still our own), more fiddles and flutes. This is a way to finally devoting an entire album to the influences and getting that out of our system, so to speak, and to do the thing some have asked for during ten years. This is not the new direction of us but just the sound of THIS album."
Bodybuilding.com recently profiled Chimaira to find out how they stay pumped up amidst a rigorous tour schedule. Watch the video as they check out Mark and the boys' tour bus, their supplement regimens, and their unique Layne Norton designed split workouts.
Check out a short video below or the full article here.
Witchmaster has issued the following announcement about performing at the Silesian Massacre festival on December 18th, 2010:
"Silesian massacre festival will take place at Mega club, Katowice, not in the previous venue! Also, Witchmaster will play part of the set as special performance with Inferno (of Behemoth/Azarath) on drums. This is the first performance we will do with Inferno in some 7 (!!!) years if I'm not mistaken. Be there or F.O.A.D. Spread the word."
Dead By April has posted a music video online for the song "Stronger." The video can be viewed in the clip below.
When a metalhead moves into parenthood, a whole new world of challenges is unveiled, as with any new parent. Likely not the first on your mind is what music you can play for them. You presumably don’t want them growing up a wuss, listening to pop music. You want them to ROCK!
Cannibal Corpse and Slayer might be a little much for babies or toddlers, however. In fact, the biggest challenge to finding good metal to play for kids is the profanity. You could resort to some Christian metal, which is usually free of profanity and violence, or search through your collection for the few clean albums or make your own mix of kid-safe metal. Instrumental metal, especially Powerglove, is a decent option, if a little limiting.
Or you could search for some metal music that’s made just for kids. Yes, there are a few bands doing this, but perhaps just one who has done it best. For fear that you’ll skip this entire article when you see the others, let’s start with the best:
(Warning: If you take yourself and your metal too seriously, this is not for you; this is for metalheads with a sense of humor and can see the fun in these bands. After all, it’s for the kids!)
The promo says it pretty well: “What would happen if The Wiggles met Rob Zombie backstage at a Gwar concert and decided to form a band together? I'm not really sure, but I'd bet they would sound a lot like The Thunderlords!”
The Thunderlords is an entirely original Viking-themed “band” making original loud and heavy songs for kids. The band released their only album, Noisy Songs for Noisy Kids in 2005. The album features nine songs with song titles like “I Like Dirt,” “Eat Vegetables” and “Ice Cream Headache.” In fact, I Like Dirt" and "Ice Cream Headache" were featured on the soundtracks for the bestselling video games “Tony Hawk's American Wasteland,” “Tony Hawk's Project 8” and “Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land” respectively.
Check out the video for “I Like Dirt” and a stream of “Ice Cream Headache” below:
Singapore's Impiety has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer:
"Atum - officially takes the reigns on drums in Impiety as A. Janko departs due to his grave illness. Atum also is currently from Divine Codex, Ex-Setherial. He has been with Impiety 1 month now.
"Impiety descended upon and destroyed Vicenza December 4th with Atum with full force and now shall take on Rites of Darkness, Texas, USA this weekend. This being the band's first US appearance. See you at the war front!"
Illdisposed has checked in with the following update about finishing a new album and lining up new tour dates:
"2010 was kind of a year off for us, but still we did 33 concerts and made new territory as well, with Romania and Slovakia added to the list. Right now we have finished writing our next album, which will be a very very good and a little different album...
"On the 8th of January we will enter the Antfarm studio with local hero Tue Madsen who will produce and mix the album in co-operation with Jacob Batten and our old boy Ziggy.... Look for a late March / early April release via massacre records! We will of course do massive touring next year to not only support our new album, but also to celebrate our 20th!! anniversary... (Yes that's right - I was only 5 when I started the band)
"So: In Denmark and Norway we have around 16 shows coming up in April and May. In Germany we have around 12 shows in late May. Summer festivals are starting to get booked. And furthermore we have a 20th anniversary tour for Europe planned for September That's it so far.. Merry Crimble and a heavy new one."
British deathcore outfit Bring Me The Horizon has posted their new music video online for the song, "Anthem." You can check it out below. The song is the second single from their latest studio album, "There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret," following the release of, "It Never Ends." More...
Canadian hard rock legends Rush has announced that they will be filming their upcoming show in Cleveland, Ohio, possibly for a future DVD release. A brief message from the band's Twitter account reads as follows:
"We are returning to where it all started south of the border and paying homage - Cleveland April 15th show will be filmed!"
The band chose to film their show in Cleveland because it was the first American city to begin playing their music. This will also mark the first time the band have recorded a full length in the United States.
British heavy metal icons Motorhead has posted samples of each song from their forthcoming new studio album, "The World Is Yours" online. You can listen to them by heading to Amazon.de. The album will initially be released in Germany on December 10th, and then as part of a Classic Rock magazine special, which will hit news stands on December 14th. The album will then be released worldwide in jewel case format on January 17th.
New Orleans based sludge metal heroes Crowbar has revealed that they have begun filming a new music video for the song, "Cemetery Angels." A brief message from frontman Kirk Windstein reads as follows:
"Froze this morning shooting 'The Cemetery Angels' video in NYC! Shooting before the sun fully rises ain't killer, but the vid will be!"
The song is scheduled to appear on the group's forthcoming new studio album, "Sever The Wicked Hand," which will be released in North America on February 8th through E1 Music and in Europe on February 14th via Century Media Records.
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that Iowa based eight piece Slipknot will be one of three headlining acts at next year's event, in what will be their only Belgian show of 2011. More bands are expected to be confirmed tomorrow. The festival will take place in the small town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.
A new August Burns Red video interview has been posted online conducted during the band's recent AP Fall Tour. You can view the video interview below:
Cilice has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Left / Right Hemisphere," and features the band's new vocalist Bryan Ramage. You can view the video below:
Maryland blackened death metal outfit Aurora Borealis has uploaded a new studio webisode documenting the recording of it's forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything" is being produced by the band's guitarist/vocalist Ron Vento.
You can view the video below: