Metal News for February 10, 2008
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11 news articles posted on this day.
REVEREND has announced the addition of bassist Mike Falletta to the group's ranks. Falletta joins the band as the replacement for Brendon Kyle, who has enlisted in the United States Air Force and will be leaving to bootcamp this month.
Commented guitarist Davey Lee: "Being that we knew Brendon would be leaving soon, we set out to find the best possible match that would do our music justice. We happened to see him perform at a club, and when we pursued his talents he was just as excited to join with us as we were to have him in the band."
"Mike moved to Texas from New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina devastated his world where he lost everything and had no choice but to start a new life somewhere else."
"Mike is a very fast learner and is extremely talented he fits right in" More...
Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have scheduled two shows in Russia in April. Vocalist Angela Gossow comments, "We are very excited to meet our Russian fans! We have heard a lot of crazy stories about YOU — and we sincerely hope they are all true!"
The dates are as follows:
April 15 - St Petersburg, Russia - Port
April 16 - Moscow, Russia - DK Gorbunova
Dutch metallers WARMASTER have inked a deal with Dutch Metal Records. The group's long-awaited debut CD, "First War", will be released on March 24.
"First War" was recorded and mixed at A.M. Studio (INFINITED HATE, FUNERAL WINDS, DARK REMAINS) and was mastered by Robbe K. According to a press release, WARMASTER "has created an album which takes death metal back to basics, yet agressive music and is determined to conquer the metal scene!"
Here is the complete tracklisting for "First War":
01. Testimony From The Grave
02. Unleashing Devilment
03. Silent Scream
04. Against Heavy Odds
05. Psychological Suffering
06. In Cold Blood
Ignite, Terror, and Strung Out will team up for a European tour this spring. The following tour dates have been confirmed so far:
08/04 Mannheim, Germany @ Feuerwache
09/04 Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13
10/04 Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
11/04 Köln, Germany @ Essig Fabrik
12/04 Ham, Belgium @ Riorock Festival
13/04 Saarbrücken, Germany @ Garage
14/04 München, Germany @ Werk
15/04 Wien, Austria @ Arena
16/04 Budapest, Hungary @ Petofi Hall
17/04 Nürnberg, Germany @ Löwensaal
18/04 Berlin, Germany @ SO36
19/04 Berlin, Germany @ SO36
20/04 Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
Eerie has announced their new female vocalist as Lina Lindström, who lives just outside Karlskrona in
Sweden. The band comments:
"We are really glad to have her and her beautiful voice onboard and we can't wait to start the recordings! But first we need to finish all the songs and make sure that everything is perfect so that this album will the best that you have heard."
"We also want to embrace Michael James Burns as our session member! His piano and keyboard melodies will give all of you a glance of true despair."
Two pre-recordings (without vocals) have been uploaded to Eerie's MySpace page.
Massachusetts' Only Living Witness, who broke up in 1998, will play a reunion show at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA on June 14th. Here's a statement from the band:
"Thanks to all of the friends that have responded so positively to this news. We are looking forward to having a good night playing songs from Prone Mortal Form and Innocents. All of you that we haven't seen in years, please come to the show, sing along and enjoy yourselves."
Dance Club Massacre has cancelled several shows a result of illness within the band. Here's an update from singer Nick Seger:
"Well, after last night's show it came to our attention that strep throat became the newest member of the band. As a result we had no choice but to drop off the next week of the show. Giving the sick members some time to get better until the Oklahoma show on February 16th. All of these shows are NOT canceled though. Blind Witness is still playing every show. So go see them. They will rock your socks off. Once again, we apologise for missing MORE shows. To all the towns we will be missing, we will make it up to you."
Ruiner and Killing The Dream have lined up a short run of June tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:
6/14 Providence, RI @ Club Hell w/ Trap Them
6/15 Perth Amboy, NJ @ Copa De Oro w/ Trap Them
6/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Trap Them
6/17 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head w/ Trap Them
6/18 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records w/ Trap Them
6/19 Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Trap Them
6/20 Montreal, QUE @ Black Dot
6/21 Haverhill, MA @ Welfare Records
Serbian grind/death metallers DISDAINED signs with Filthy Records. In 2007 DISDAINED already recorded a live CD of their gig at club Dvoriste in Novisad, Serbia. At this moment the band is busy recording 8 tracks for their debut album, which is planned for June 2008.
Sepultura have posted a new video from the first day of their writing sessions for their latest albumonline on their official YouTube page. The video can be viewed below.
As previously reported, Sepultura will be following the same route they did with the previous album (Dante XXI) and will be writing another concept album. This time it will be based around the book/ movie, "A Clockwork Orange" and the life of it's author. More...
Progressive metal quartet MASTODON is tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in the spring to begin recording its follow-up to 2006's "Blood Mountain". A late 2008 release via Warner Bros. Records is expected.
In a recent interview with UK's Rock Sound magazine, MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor stated about the songwriting process for the group's new album, "It's a long, arduous process. We've got a skeleton for the whole record and these huge chunks of music four of five different segments that don't have a beginning or end yet... We're just basically in the middle of the record, adding stuff, giving it a taste then adding a little more 'pepper' or 'salt.' Once all the ingredients are in there, you have to bake it — which is just playing it over and over again until it feels right. The main goal is to get the songs right so you don't have to think about the time changes — so you can relax with it and play it how it should be played. There's a level of difficulty to our stuff and if you're too wrapped up in trying to remember how many times something goes and the timing for the next riff, you can't examine the song for being a song. So it takes a while."
So far, only one new songtitle has been revealed: "The Ghost of Karilla".
Commented Brann: "I dont want to give the theme away but I think the song title will leave a few people guessing. It's top secret. I can't divulge that information. It's more fun keeping it under wraps, but you can be assured that it's definitely another MASTODON record which is going to further in a couple of different directions and the stuff we've written so far is heavier than I expected."