Metal News for December 9, 2009
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30 news articles posted on this day.
Montreal, QC metal band Barn Burner are ready to release their new album, "Bangers" worldwide and have revealed the final track listing and artwork.
The tracklisting for "Bangers" is as follows:
01. Holy Smokes
02. Fast Women
03. The Long Arm Of The Law
04. Beer Today, Bong Tomorrow
05. Runnin' Reds
06. Medium Rare
08. Half Past Haggard
09. Wizard Island
11. Old Habits
Canadian metal band EXCITER are writing new songs and are developing an Exciter documentary with a local film company called Neuron Mirror, which will be finished sometime next year. The band is also going to play German and American festivals in April and May 2010.
xTyrantx has announced the following 2010 US east coast tour dates:
01/05/10 Whitesburg , KY @ Whitesburg Shriners Hall
01/07/10 Tampa, FL @ Transitions w/Thick as Blood
01/08/10 Ft.Myers, FL @ Ethos w/Thick as Blood
01/09/10 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit W/TUI, Cruel Hand and more
01/11/10 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
01/12/10 Lemoyne, PA @ The Championship w/Steel Nation
Los Angeles prog metal band REDEMPTION will be playing out in 2010 in support of their recently-released fourth CD, "Snowfall on Judgment Day," on Inside Out Music. The first two headlining shows have been announced for:
February 4th, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey
February 5th, 2010 – Mesa, AZ @ UB’s
Multi-instrumentalist / songwriter Nick van Dyk comments, "We're very excited to get back out and play together, including new music from Snowfall. These first shows will be headlining gigs and they may be the only headlining shows we play in the US next year. We have plans for some very cool US support dates later in the year, and hope to announce some additional dates in Europe as well." More...
The Dillinger Escape Plan are set to release their new album "Option Paralysis" on March 22nd, 2010. The two latest track names to be announced off the band's new album are "Gold Teeth on a Bum" and "Crystal Morning." The previously announced "Good Neighbor" and "Farewell, Mona Lisa" are being played during their live set on their current U.S. tour. Fan-filmed video footage of "Farewell, Mona Lisa" can be viewed below.
Blood & Ink Records have issued the following announcement about signing Pennsylvania hardcore act Debtor:
"We are extremely excited to announce the signing of Debtor to Blood & Ink Records! If you’re not already familiar with this incredibly talented hardcore band from Pennsylvania, do yourself a favor and check them out right this second on MySpace. Blood & Ink will be reissuing their self-released debut EP, entitled Deliverance, digitally via iTunes, Amazon, etc. (as well as our own MP3 Store) in the very near future. This reissue will feature all new artwork and expanded liner notes from the CD version. Stay tuned for information on when this will be available. Here is a sneak peek of the awesome artwork, created by Zeb Love."
London rockers Voodoo Six have issued the following update about offering a new song as a free MP3 download:
"We have been off the radar for the past months as we have been recording/mixing the new album. It was mixed by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith). It's now complete and we are giving away a FREE download of a new song 'Take The Blame'. Voodoo Six have a new singer - Luke Purdie - and an exciting new sound. Please join us on Facebook to interact with the band and other fans. Planet Rock Radio are currently airing the new song, they have given us fantastic support over the past year. We are booking live dates early next year to tie in with the release of the album. Many thanks for your continued support."
Swedish death metal band Laethora, which features Dark Tranquility guitarist Niklas Sundin and members of The Provenance, will release their second album "The Light In Which We All Burn" worldwide through The End Records on April 27th, 2010. A new song from the album titled “Humanae” is currently streaming on the band’s MySpace page. Sundin comments on the track:
"Humanae is one of the more eclectic songs from the album, and it's a good representation of what we wanted to achieve. Elements from different extreme metal subgenres are blended with more progressive chord progressions, all topped off with an epic ending part that still sends shivers through our spines. Hope you'll like it, and stay tuned for more updates as the release date draws closer."
Sweden's Infernal has issued the following announcement about re-recording the tracks for "The Infernal Return," their upcoming EP:
"Re-recordings of the first tracks are very soon finished, and will be released as a 7" special gatefold EP by underground cult label GoatHorned Productions. These re-recordings had to be done because of several reasons, but only one main reason really forced us to do this. Our previous drummer Tomas Asklund has refused to let us use the original recordings, since he plays (the drums) on them, and as well did the engineering job while I laid down the vocals at his Monolith studio, earlier this year. When we split up with him (on mutual terms) and after some serious and longer time going problems, (apparently felt from both sides, we don´t blame Tomas for what has happened, but these re-recordings would by no means been necessary if we would have been able to use original ones).
"We wanted to use the original recordings for this particular 7’ Ep, but he said that he wouldn't agree to that under any circumstances. This despite given the options to simply erase his contributions/drum tracks, but this was not accepted from him either, despite us offering him to pay money for the studio time being used. So to get this 7 ‘ Ep out, we have had to re-record everything from scratch, although it of course felt somewhat unnecessary, since we already got the stuff recorded. However, After some thinking and planning, we thought ‘Ok let´s do this all over again’ and as well let our new drummer extraordinaire Carl Engström (from Norway) do his ‘trial by fire’ wih this re-recording, in about one week. More...
Finland's Amorphis have issued the following announcement about performing at the Helsinki Metal Meeting:
"Amorphis have just been added to the line-up of the upcoming Helsinki Metal Meeting (a.k.a. Finnish Metal Expo). The gig will take place on Friday, February 19 at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki. As mentioned in an earlier blog, the HMM 2010 will also feature the presentation of the annual Finnish Metal Awards. Click here to cast your votes in the various applicable categories - the voting form is labeled in both English and Finnish. The ballot is open until January 31, 2010."
New York metallers Amalgama have issued the following recording update:
"Friends, I ascended from the depths of the WRPI studio in Troy, NY following an interview with the venerable Russ Jones on his Local Riot program. He was gracious enough to spin a load of Amalgama songs along with some Bishop (and a whole lot more local music) and gave me plenty of time to extol on the virtues of attending our HARD TIMES show on December 19th at Bogies, our last show of 2009 before we really hone in on writing and finishing this album.
"There has been some coverage on the interwebs from the Times Union with more on the way I’m sure. We have always had friends in high places who take a genuine interest in what we are doing and we cannot express our appreciation enough. This HARD TIMES show is for a good cause: to help those who are having a difficult time this holiday season.
"We are still hard at work with our new songs and I have to tell you that I am beyond excited for the way they are coming out. Working titles are 'Amethyst,' 'Forsaken Soldiers,' 'Spirits of the Dead,' 'Immoveable Unstoppable,' and 'Large & In Charge' among others. Some will change, others won’t. However, I think I speak for the whole band when I say that these tunes are the next natural step in the evolution of Amalgama. More...
Christian metallers August Burns Red have issued the following update about the other bands on their current tour bill missing the show to take place tonight, December 9th, in Lawrence, KS:
"Sadly, UNDEROATH and EMERY are stuck in a Snow storm and aren't going to make it to the show tonight. But we are in Lawrence and ready to rock so our friends at up to eleven productions got some awesome local bands together so we can have a show! Come out and PARTY with us."
Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, Unearth, Hate Eternal, and Born of Osiris are currently touring together on the "Decimation of the Nation 2" tour. Bloodstream Parade have announced they will be joining the tour for a single date. Bloodstream Parade will make their appearance on the tour on December 12th at the Rave / Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI.
Swedish metallers Daemonicus have issued the following update about a finishing their EP and hitting the road with Negura Bunget in Europe:
"At last we can announce that Daemonicus will be heading out on a European tour early next year. No dates or venues have been confirmed yet but we will be opening for the Rumanian folk/black metal band Negura Bunget. Also Eufobia from Bulgaria will thrash Europe together with us!
"The tour will take of in the end of January 2010, and will include Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Macedonia and Greece. Final dates to be announced as soon as possible! Other than that we can announce that the EP is all done now and all that remains are to spread it all over the world like viral infection it is."
Specific dates on the tour will be announced as they become available.
"We got a bunch of things in the works right now, so here's a quick update on what's going on....
"DVD: It’s been over a year in the making and we’re finally getting very close to releasing ‘Disgorge Mexico: The DVD’. This will include our full ‘Disgorge Mexico’ CD release show (filmed August 2nd 2008 @ Le Petit Chicago in Hull, QC) where we played the whole album from start to finish for the only time ever. This live section was filmed & edited by Phil Pattison & co. @ Nictophobia Films. Check out the trailer here: More...
Swedish metallers Impious released their latest album "Death Domination" on November 24th, 2009. The band has issued the following statement about streaming a new track from the album:
"We just posted the epic track 'And The Empire Shall Fall' to our MySpace player. The song is almost 6 minutes long and it features a lot of different instruments and elements. It's about Armageddon, the end of days, and how hell will be brought upon earth when man fights in vain to survive. Check it out and tell us what you think!"
Sweden's Iron Lamb has issued the following update about recording new material for a split release and planning an upcoming full-length album:
"This weekend we will enter Studio Royale to record a bunch of new slabs. Most likely to end up on a split 7" with Motorbreath and another (own) 7", both released by Austrian label Hellrocker Records. Deadmask split is canceled unfortunately. Full-length will be recorded in May/June 2010 and released August/September 2010 by Pulverised Records. Smoke em if you got em."
Drummer Jason Gagovski of Sweet Cobra has issued the following statement about the death of guitarist Mat Arluck:
"MATTHEW ALLEN ARLUCK, 1970–2009. It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce that Matthew Allen Arluck passed away on November 26, 2009 after a hard fought battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family at their home near Seattle. He was 39 years old. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. There simply are not words to express the loss we are all feeling during this difficult time. He was a truly inspirational person and his ambition for creating music, even in the face of the obstacles that his illness and treatments brought on, was unparalleled. His passion for writing, recording, and playing shows remained steadfast until the end. More...
California's Ludicra have recently finished the recording of their upcoming album "The Tenant." Ludicra is now offering a song from the new album as a free MP3 download. The track "A Larger Silence" can be downloaded at the Brooklyn Vegan website.
Metallica has issued the following statement about upcoming tour dates:
"Good morning! Wednesday's tour announcement takes us to two different parts of the world. Due to the over-whelming response with a sold out night number one, a second show in Sao Paulo, Brazil at Morumbi Stadium on January 31, 2010 has been added. The May schedule is updated as we travel to Lisbon, Portugal to appear at Pavilhao Atlantico on May 18, 2010 and according to our records, but we haven't checked in with the Danish brain yet, this will be our very first indoor show in Lisbon. The Sao Paulo show goes on sale on December 14 and Lisbon on December 12. Check below for all the details and Met Club members should check here for information about special pre-sales."
Metallica's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
1/19 - Lima, Peru - Estadio San Marcos
1/21 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - River Plate Stadium
1/26 - Santiago, Chile - Club Hipico
1/28 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Zequinha Stadium
1/30 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium
1/31 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium
3/1 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Estadio Tres de Marzo
3/3 - Monterrey, Mexico - Estadio Universitario
3/5 - Guatemala City, Guatemala - Estadio Mateo Flores
3/7 - San Jose, Costa Rica - Saprissa Stadium
3/8 - Panama City, Panama - Plaza Figali
3/10 - Bogota, Colombia - Park Simon Bolivar
3/12 - Caracas, Venezuela - La Rinconada
3/14 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo de Puerto Rico
4/13 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
4/14 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
4/17 - Riga, Latvia - Riga Arena
4/18 - Riga, Latvia - Riga Arena
4/20 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Siemens Arena
4/24 - Moscow, Russia - SK Olimpiisky
4/25 - Moscow, Russia - SK Olimpiisky
5/11 - Belfast, Ireland - Odyssey Arena
5/12 - Belfast, Ireland - Odyssey Arena
5/18 - Lisbon, Portugal - Pavilhao Atlantico
6/16 - Warsaw, Poland - Sonisphere - Bemowo Airport
French metallers Nightmare have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
Jan 17 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes
Jan 24 2010 Le Grillen Colmar
Mar 13 2010 Rock School Barbey Bordeaux
Nightmare released their latest album "Insurrection" on September 11th, 2009. Samples of Nightmare's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
California metallers Yigael's Wall have issued the following statement about recently having their gear stolen:
"Abhorrence. This is certainly the word which best describes the emotion we feel for the actions and character of rats. Whether it is physical or intellectual property, the abhorrence we harbor for the sub-civilized actions of The Rat is overwhelming. In a culture of ‘get rich quick’ and ‘me above all others’ mindsets, its often difficult for some among us to have the decency to stop and say, ‘Hey wait. That doesn’t belong to me. Therefore, it’s not mine and I have no right to possess it!’ Most of us work hard to achieve our goals, whether they are creative or financial. We understand that very little is ever handed to us and hard work and dedication are noble virtues that, in a just world, are rewarded. However, there are some among us who would chose to take the low road and profit from the long hard road traveled by those who see hard work and dedication as something to be overlooked, dismissed or even ridiculed. More...
Sweden's Slodust has issued the following statement about recording new material:
"Hey friends and family out there, Dante's here! Just wanted to keep you guys updated on whats going on in SloWorld. This past weekend we played on our 10 year Anniversary since our first EP came out. We did some old stuff, but mostly we tried the songs we gonna put on the new record that we gonna begin recording.....hmm.. TOMORROW!!!!!!!!! More info is coming very, very soon..."
Saginaw, Michigan based metallers Tension Head are currently streaming both the radio edit and explicit version of the song "The Bear" online. Both versions of the track can be heard at the band's MySpace page. "The Bear" is off Tension Head's latest full-length album "Fire In The Hole."
The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced the event will be held once again at Knebworth next year and will feature headlining slots from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. In addition to this, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Slayer, Iggy & The Stooges, Motley Crue and The Cult will all be making apperances at the festival, which will take place between July 31st and August 1st.
Speaking on the festival, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian stated: "God-damn we couldn’t be more thrilled about being a part of Sonisphere 2010!!!! We are still buzzing from our insane show at Knebworth last summer and are drooling over the fact that we are a part of this history making festival!! What an amazing Xmas present for Anthrax and our fans. See you all very soon!!"
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson says: "Knebworth has been the home of so many legendary concerts going back many years it really will be a privilege to play there. We enjoy the camaraderie of playing great festivals and are very much looking forward to getting back out to do some shows next summer and, as it will be over two years since we played the UK, we will certainly be looking to deliver a memorable and spectacular night for our fans!"
Rammstein say: "The great support that we’ve experienced from the UK fans has been beyond anything we expected. This will be the first time that Rammstein has appeared at a festival in the UK and we are looking forward to putting on a show that no-one will ever forget!"
Italian ambient black metal band Adveniat Hiems has released a concept EP entitled "Loki." The EP is about the figure of the Norse god Loki and his three sons playing a key role in the Ragnarok events. The album contains four tracks and an instrumental intro, for a total running time of about 20 minutes. It is totally free to listen and download under the Creative Commons license. You can download the EP here or check out the band's MySpace page for some samples.
Supreme Chaos Records has issued the following update regarding the delay of the release of Agrypnie's new album, "16:"
"Because of problems in the manufacturing process, AGRYPNIEs album '16' has to be delayed - again. Our distributor has understandably forced us to set the new release date to 15th of January 2010. This is due to the fact that Christmas and New Years Eve are right next door and of course the people working at the distributor want to have some holidays as well."
"We feel really sorry for the fans who have already preordered the album and are waiting to receive it before christmas. And again this is beyond our control. We hope that these problems will not occur again in the future. "
Swedish melancholic metallers IN MOURNING have set the second full-length album title as “Monolith”. An approximate release date of February 2010 has been set, but a further announcement will be made on the finalized street date. Utilizing the artistic services of the artist Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth, King Diamond, Amorphis, etc), the cover artwork for “Monolith” is an immaculate fit to this follow-up album.
“Monolith” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Black Lounge Studio, Sweden (Carnal Forge, Scar Symmetry, Steel Attack, etc) once again with Scar Symmetry axe-man / engineer Jonas Kjellgren. More...
French death/thrash Metal band DESTINITY has posted an album teaser for their new album, "XI Reasons To See," due to be released in Europe on February 22nd and on March 30th in North America. Watch the video below.
NYC doom/rock band THE RESURRECTION SORROW has announced a northeast tour in support of their latest release, "Hour of the Wolf." The tour dates are as follows:
12/12/2009 Club Sinix - Essex, MD
12/19/2009 Legends Rock Bar - Gales Ferry, CT
01/22/2010 Electric Company - Utica, NY
01/29/2010 London Billiards/Club Oasis - Worcester, MA
02/13/2010 Ace of Clubs - New York, NY w/ Hull, Black Pyramid More...