Metal News for February 10, 2006
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Swedish metallers SATARIEL have inked a deal with Pulverized Records to release a mini-CD containing four brand new tracks. The recordings for the effort will begin on February 16. More details will be made available soon.
SATARIEL's third album, "Hydra", has just received its long-awaited U.S. release via Candlelight Records. The group, whose music is being described as "a mix between CANDLEMASS and early IN FLAMES," recorded the CD at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). A full-length MP3 of the track "Vengeance Is Hers", taken from "Hydra", can be downloaded at this location.
SATARIEL released their sophomore CD, "Phobos & Deimos", in 2002 through the now-defunct Dutch label Hammerheart Records.
The Nicaea Room have parted ways with guitarist Chris Charest, as he continues his "great educational adventure." The band is now looking for a dedicated and educated guitarist that can write. If you live in the southern New Hampshire area and would like to try out, contact the band at TheNicaeaRoom@aol.com.
The band finished recording a three-song demo with Johnny Fay (Fay has been playing guitar for The Red Chord as of late) late last year. The tracks can be previewed on their MySpace page.
As previously reported, Cryptopsy has been nominated for Favorite Independent Canadian Metal Artist as part of Canadian Music Week. Cast your vote here by Feb.12. You don’t have to be Canadian to vote, but you can only vote once per email address. The Indies, The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, will be hosted by the Trailer Park Boys, and the awards will be presented at Toronto’s The Docks on March 1st at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or www.CMW.net.
Cryptopsy are currently headlining “The Domination Tour 2006,” across Europe with Grave, Dew-Scented, Aborted and more. The remaining tour dates are as follows:
Feb. 09 Glasg, UK - Barfly
Feb. 10 London, UK - Camden Underworld
Feb. 11 Antwerpen, B - Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 12 Paris, F - La Locomotive
Feb. 13 Toulouse, F - La Ramiere
Feb. 14 Lyon, F - TBA
Feb. 15 Strasbourg, F - TBA
Feb. 16 Zürich, CH - Abart Music
Feb. 17 Essen, D - Turock
Feb. 18 Elterein n/Aue, D - Hagalaz e.V.
Feb. 19 Prague, CZ - Black Pes
Feb. 20 Wien, A - Arena
Feb. 21 Milano, I - Transilvania Live
Feb. 22 Rome, I - Alpheus
Feb. 23 Geneva, CH - L´Usine
Feb. 24 Trier, D - Ex Haus
Feb. 25 Osnabrück, D - Tor 3
Feb. 26 Hanau n/Frankfurt, D - Halle 2
Feb. 27 Arnhem, NL - Goudvishal
Feb. 28 Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg
Mar. 01 Hamburg, D - Markthalle
New York's The Red Death, who released an album with Metal Blade Records last year, have reportedly been dropped by the label. The move is rumored to be the result of "artistic differences," in addition to instability within the band. No official word has come down on the matter, however.
As previously reported, long time bassist Dominic Mastronunzio recently left the band amicably. Jack Portwood, bassist/singer of upstate NY's Highland Drive, was brought in as Mastronunzio's replacement. The Red Death were last reportedly practicing/writing/planning in preparation for studio time in late March or early April.
The New York Post reports Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee got beaten up in Detroit Saturday night for dissing favorite son Kid Rock at Eminem's Shady Records party. "He was talking trash all day about Kid," a spy revealed. Later, Eminem's posse took some swings at the rocker after tiring of his Kid Rock insults. And when Lee was supposed to deejay that night in Shady's penthousem, he ended up a no-show.
As previously reported, Tommy Lee nearly got duped into hooking up with a transsexual while partying in Toronto at the Ultra Supper Club recently. However, he was tipped off by one of his bodyguards who was warned by a club patron.
The Mötley Crüe drummer, who starred in last year's NBC reality show "Tommy Lee Goes to College", will reportedly be the subject of a still-untitled film that is currently in pre-production and is slated to begin shooting in the spring. Bruce Sinofsky who was behind "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" will be one of the directors.
Prog-minded, jazz-inspired Chicago act Yakuza is gearing up for the March 21 release of Samsara, the band's Prosthetic Records debut, with a run of dates alongside Metal Blade's equally prog-minded 3. The dates are set to kick off in the Midwest and run through the south and southwest. Having previously played alongside varied acts including Opeth, Mastodon, Ken Vandermark, and Sonic Youth, the new confirmed dates are listed below with more to come.
"Happy to get out on the road again, it's been a while," comments singer/saxophonist, Bruce Lamont. "Can't wait to play the songs off of Samsara. We also have a few new tunes we've been working on that we might test out. It's very cool going out with 3...Been digging their tunes, and I am really looking forward to sharing the stage with them."
Samsara is the follow-up to 2002's highly-regarded Way of the Dead, recorded with producer/engineer Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Isis) at Volume Studios in the band's hometown Chicago. "Bayles is killer," Lamont says of the producer. "His mentality going in is that this is his name too, so he puts in every effort necessary. He's a total workhorse, the first guy in the studio, the last one to leave. He's not afraid to tell you what he's thinking, but it's always for the good of the recording. We will work together with him again."
Samsara features guest spots from musicians Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Sanford Parker, and Mastodon's Troy Sanders among the album's ten tracks. As previously reported, the album's cover art, handled by drummer James Staffel, is available on the band's MySpace page along with the album's lead track, "Cancer of Industry."
YAKUZA tour dates:
3/25 Chicago, Il - Beat Kitchen (Yakuza Record release show with 3 and Angel Eyes)
4/01 St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
4/03 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
4/05 Baton Rouge, LA - The Darkroom
4/06 San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
Swedish melodic black metallers SIEBENBÜRGEN have split up. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:
"I am hereby sad to inform you all that SIEBENBÜRGEN is no more.
"On the 1st of February 2006 we had a band meeting and came to the conclusion that we have to bury SIEBENBÜRGEN. After 12 years, we sadly don't have the energy and inspiration to take the band any further and it would be wrong to us and to our fans to continue without the passion that SIEBENBÜRGEN deserve.
"During these years, we have struggled and bled to keep SIEBENBÜRGEN alive and well, we have published five albums that we are very proud of we got to see the world and we met a lot of great people in the process, and our fans fucking rule! But now it is over and we will lay SIEBENBÜRGEN to rest. It has been a great experience that we would not trade for anything in the world.
"We would like to thank Ed and Karen of No Cross Management, Sabine at IDB booking, Eva and the staff at Napalm Records and all the bands we have toured with during the years, and last but not least, all of our devoted fans that believed in us and kept us going through all this time.
"Thanks for everything and may the gods of metal be with you!"
SIEBENBÜRGEN's fifth album, "Darker Designs & Images", was released last year via Napalm Records.
Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR, MAYHEM, DARKTHRONE and DIMMU BORGIR were among the artists interviewed for the "The Rock Show in Norway" special which aired on BBC Radio 1's "Mike Davies' Rock Show". Listen to the show at this location.
This year's Swedish Grammy awards took place on Tuesday, February 7th. In the category "Best hard rock" the following were nominated:
Hammerfall, Chapter V: Unbent, unbowed, unbroken
Hardcore Superstar, Hardcore Superstar
Meshuggah, Catch thirtythree
Opeth, Ghost reveries
Candlemass were the lucky ones to secure the 2006 award with the following motivation from the jury:
"The pioneers of modern doom metal finally succeeded in reuniting their most classic line-up. The result was an eponymous album of epic proportions."