Metal News for February 11, 2009
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27 news articles posted on this day.
Earache records has issued the following update about Oceano streaming a new song online:
"Chicago' s most massively devastating deathcore band, OCEANO have unveiled a brand new track from their forthcoming debut release, DEPTHS on their MySpace page. "A Mandatory Sacrifice" is a savagely- growled number that takes you by the throat until the last bit of riffage hacks and slashes its way through your guttural core. Listen to this and 2 other songs from OCEANO's April 7th release, DEPTHS on their MySpace page.
"DEPTHS, the hotly anticipated debut album by Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO is NOW available for pre-order on the EARACHE U.S. WEBSTORE. More...
Judas Priest has issued the following statement about websites selling tickets at inflated prices:
"Tickets for the Judas Priest UK shows are priced between £22.50 and £37.50 (plus booking fees) - we suggest you only buy them via ticketmaster.co.uk or the venues directly - it has come to our attention that other websites have been trying to sell the tickets for way above these prices - don't pay inflated prices!! Get them from the official sites only!!"
Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe has announced that he will be releasing a solo album titled "The Fire Within" in April of 2009. The cover for the album can be viewed here.
Misguided Aggression has issued the following statement about signing to Year of the Sun Records:
"Woodstock, Ontario based Misguided Aggression has officially signed a with Year of the Sun Records and Kerosene Media for the release of their upcoming debut full-length, "Hatchala". The album will surface in stores across Canada on March 17th, 2009. The group is currently streaming the tracks "Our Kingdom Come" and "Pigs in the Market" from their forthcoming debut online at their MySpace page.
"It's really awesome to see all the work we've been doing over the past 3 years start to come together. We're really excited and glad to be working with a label that believes in us and our music," says Misguided Aggression guitarist Ben Dobson. "'Hatchala' will be our first full-length and Tom Ireland at Icehouse Studios did a great job of capturing the raw intensity of our sound. We look forward to a lot more touring and developing a strong working relationship with the label. Check out the songs we have up on ..MySpace.. and drop us a line at a show."
"Misguided Aggression has been touring across Canada since 2005 in support of their three independent EPs and has developed a cult following from their jaw-dropping live shows alongside Beneath The Massacre, Arise and Ruin and Ion Dissonance. "Hatchala", the group's national debut, was recorded at Icehouse Studios by producer Thomas Ireland. The group's brand of metal mixes bone crushing brutality and hang-banging grooves that play out as the soundtrack to a drunken bar brawl between Lamb of God, Pantera and Meshuggah."
Two of rocks biggest names, Scorpions and Alice Cooper will be teaming up for a series of shows in Russia this June. Also on the bill will be The Rasmus and Kingdom Come.
The tour dates are as follows:
14 - St. Petersburg, Russia - SCC Arena
16 - Rostov (Don), Russia - Airfield
18 - Jekaterinburg, Russia - Sports Palace
20 - Novosibirsk, Russia - Hippodrome
22 - Krasnojarsk, Russia - Venue TBA
24 - Murmansk, Russia - Venue TBA
26 - Volgogard, Russia - Venue TBA
28 - Moscow, Russia - Sportcomplex Olympisky
Chicago based metal band Dirge (which features former SOiL guitarist Shaun Glass) has posted a new studio update online, which reads as follows: "Here we are on Feburary 11th. 2009 and all the music is 100 % done. We're knee deep in the trenches at the Dope Factory and close to done wrapping up the vocals.
"(Vocalist) Jerms has really shined on this mofo and we can't wait for all the vocal tracking to be done shortly. Some of the new songs that will for sure be on this slab of metal are 'Force Fed Lies', 'Spit', 'As I Walk' and 'New Disease'.
"One thing I can say... this is one well rounded album from shreddin solos and flying double bass to machine gun riffage, this album really has it all and is hands down thee best album I have ever made, no bullshittin' here people. More...
Romanian rock festival Rock City Open Air will feature two former Iron Maiden vocalists this year in the form of Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley. The festival will be held from August 20th - 23rd in the city of Fetesti.
The lineup is as follows:
Hanzel Und Gretyl
Moribund Oblivion Sirenia
The Cold Existance
The Revenge Project
Theatres Des Vampires
Daath has posted a new websiode online to help promote their forthcoming new studio album, "The Concealers." You can check it out below. This episode focuses primarily on new lead vocalist Sean Z. Guitarist Eyal Levi states: "Sean Z is a fucking beast. This video is just us rehearsing a few tunes in the studio. Listen to how close he sounds to the record just in the rehearsal room." More...
American metal act Between The Buried And Me has posted a ten minute long video diary online. You can check it out below. The band are currently touring in support of their latest album, "Colors." More...
Italian goth metallers Lacuna Coil has announced that they are the latest band to be confirmed for this years edition of Graspop Metal Meeting which will be held from June 26th-28th in Dessel, Belgium.
The lineup is now as follows:
Heaven And Hell
Wolves In The Throne Room
Legion of The Damned
German power metal band Crystallion has issued the following update about preparing to enter the recording studio:
"CRYSTALLION is currently hard at work in pre-production for the 3rd release, as well as preparing for the next shows in 2009. The studio will be entered in March and April 2009. Album title, track list and release date are to follow!!! See you on the road!"
Swiss metal band Silent Memorial has issued the following update about signing to Limb Music Products:
"Breaking news. Silent Memorial has signed a worldwide deal with LMP Limb music products. The new album Retrospective will coming out around April/May 200.9 Stay tuned for more hot news."
Chaosweaver has issued the following statement about playing a show at the Finnish Metal Expo:
"CHAOSWEAVER @ FME, Friday the 13th, Meet & Greet at 19:00, On stage at 23:00, New shirts and hoodies!
"As some you might know, the Dudes of the Black Flame, collectively known as Chaosweaver, will be playing its first ever live show on Friday the 13th of February at the Finnish Metal Expo. The utter mindfuck begins at 23:00. We've cooked a surprise or ten for you, so DO NOT miss it!
"If you, for some ungodly reason, want to chat with us before the show, Supersounds Music is hosting a "Meet & Greet" at their stand on Friday from 19:00 to 19:30. There will also be brand new Chaosweaver merchandise for sale, so give us your money, bitch!
"Until the light takes us, Max & the sons of the moon"
Dysrhythmia has issued the following update about starting work on a new album:
"Hey all, so we're back from our week long trip with touring buddies Tombs. The shows overall were a great time.. Brooklyn, NY and Richmond, VA being the best, in my opinion. Sadly, our van is now dead thanks to this trip, but it was bound to happen anyway. Today we begin recording our next album here in our own studio Menegroth: The Thousand Caves in Woodhaven Queens, NY. Our very own Colin Marston will be engineering the record. The album will be titled 'Psychic Maps' and will feature 6 songs totaling at around 40 minutes. Plans are to have it out via Relapse around June with touring to follow. Cheers!"
Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has entered the Billboard Album Charts at number 66 after selling around 9571 copies of their new album "Evisceration Plague" in its first week of release. The complete chart entries for the album is as follows:
#66 on the Top Current Albums (Top 200) chart
#7 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart
#22 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart
#6 on the Record Label Independent Current albums chart
Bassist Alex Webster says: "We are blown away by the amazing response to our new album Evisceration Plague. The chart positions that have been reported for this album are well beyond our expectations and the response from both critics and fans has been overwhelmingly positive. We want to say thank you to everyone at Metal Blade and Channel Zero for the great work they did on this release, and most importantly we want to thank our incredible fans, you are the reason for our great success. Thank you, you guys rule!!!!"
Rock legends Whitesnake has announced in a press release that both themselves and fellow rockers Def Leppard will be performing at this years edition of Britain's Download Festival. Both bands will be performing on Sunday, June 14th. Other bands already confirmed for the festival are Slipknot, Motley Crue, The Prodigy, Dragonforce, Korn, Pendulum and Devildriver.
Fair To Midland will be trying out some new material on their upcoming tour dates before hitting the studio.
Apr 2 2009 8:00P - The Machine Shop Flint, Michigan
Apr 4 2009 8:00P - 1st Avenue Live Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Apr 5 2009 8:00P - The Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 16 2009 8:00P - The Flytrap Tulsa, Oklahoma
Apr 19 2009 8:00P - The Parish Austin, Texas
More tour dates are to be announced over the coming weeks.
Finnish melodic metal band Dark The Suns has announced that their upcoming studio album will be titled "All Ends In Silence" and has a release date of 3/11/2009 through Firebox Records. The track listing will be as follows:
01. Unbroken Silence
03. The Dead End
04. All Ends in Silence
05. Sleepless Angels
06. Cold Dawn
07. Rimed with Frost
08. The Rain
Sweden's Inevitable End has issued the following statement about an upcoming Friday the 13th one off show:
"Friday the 13th we are entering the stage at Ungdomshuset Allé in Kungsbacka
"We will tear this place down together with the fine acts Science Of Demice, As You Drown, and December
"A night to remember! Meet up and mosh!"
Finnish band Naildown has issued the following update about acquiring a new drummer:
"Naildown welcomes drummer Heikki Saari to the band as a full-time member, band comments: "We were really impressed by Heikki's skills in live action the first time we shared a stage with Norther back in 2006. And now a couple of years later we are really happy that a skillful drummer like Heikki is joining our line-up."
"When I heard that there was a drummers' seat free in Naildown, I immediately reported in. And later Daniel called me and asked if I could join the band as a full-time member. After hearing the demos of the upcoming album, I couldn’t resist it! The songs are killers and they really put the drummer in a sticky situation. That’s why I got interested in the first place! More...
Italian goth metal act Lacuna Coil has announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, "Shallow Life" on the following dates:
Europe: April 20th, 2009
North America: April 21st, 2009
The album was produced by Don Gilmore who has previously produced more mainsteam acts such as Linkin Park and Good Charlotte and was recorded at NRG Studios.
Singer Cristina Scabbia says about the album: "Shallow Life is a natural metamorphosis from within the band; we explored different musical territories while maintaining our own style. A mix of old and new, fast and slow... light and dark. The album production is incredibly powerful and has a beautiful purity to it. Hopefully listeners will feel the same sort of connection that we have to these songs. It would be great to think that we have produced songs that will make anybody either think, smile or cry. Shallow Life has forced us to challenge ourselves. It represents the way we see ourselves in the days we live in through truth, love and lies."
DevilDriver drummer John Boecklin has posted the following update:
"Everything is coming to an end at the studio now, we should be done tracking by Thursday or Friday. From there Logan will take on mixing alone. He likes to get the mix to a certain level of quality before anyone throws around opinions and ideas. We are heading out to Australia at the end of the month on the Shockwave tour. Gonna see alot of familar faces and friends. I think this is our sixth tour with Lamb Of God, third tour with Lacuna Coil and Every Time I Die, second with All That Remains, and third with In Flames! Its gonna be all time. Not to mention Nine Inch Nails for a first!! We also have seen our 2009 future for touring and I like what I see. Busy! Festivals in Europe, summer and complete winter plans solid all over the world. This year shall be a deadly one. See ya!!"
Vocalist Dez Fafara has posted his own report online: More...
Iowa nine piece Slipknot has posted a video message online regarding their participation in this years edition of the Download Festival. You can check it out below. The festival is being held at Donington Castle from June 12th-14th and will also feature The Prodigy, Korn, Dragonforce, Motley Crue, Devildriver and Pendulum. More...
Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil, and Chimaira have announced a number of headlining dates in between Music As A Weapon 4 tour dates. Here are the latest:
3/22 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
3/30 Lubbock, TX @ The Pavilion
4/10 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
4/26 Richmond, VA @ The National
5/01 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
5/11 Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall
In related news, Chimaira points out that the press has neglected to mention that they are rotating with Lacuna Coil on the Music As A Weapon tour. This means that they'll be the second main stage act on half of the dates, with Cleveland as one of those nights.
Shock rock legends Gwar have been confirmed for this years edition of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival. The event will be held at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England from August 14th-16th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Million Dollar Reload
Amon Amarth will be teaming up with Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Lazarus A.D. for a tour of the United States in April.
The first tour dates are as follows:
11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
14 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
16 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
18 - Houston, TX - Meridian
20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
22 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
29 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
1 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has checked in with the following update regarding the world of Motley Crue:
"2009 is looking like its gonna be a good year. This leg of the tour is feeling fresh after a nice break along with having three new bands with us. The new single for 'White Trash Circus' is doing well at radio and going down good live too. We just finished the video for it, so it should be up to see real soon.
"We were up for our third Grammy this last week and didn’t win again (ha ha), but I have to say that MARS VOLTA who did win is one of my fav bands and they do deserve it, 100%, so congrats from me to them.
"I hope you see ya all at the shows….."