Metal News for February 13, 2010
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24 news articles posted on this day.
Heavy experimental/psychadellic noisemakers Black Math Horseman have confirmed their debut UK and European shows for April. Here are the latest tour dates, including one with Shrinebuilder and the Roadburn festival:
17 Apr Roadburn Festival ( Tilburg,NL)
18 Apr London Scala (w/ SHRINEBUILDER)
20 Apr Hufenklang Hamburg
21 Apr Steinbruch Duisburg
22 Apr dB’s Utrecht
23 Apr UT Connewitz Leipzig
24 Apr Beatpol Dresden
25 Apr Yacht Club Brno
26 Apr Cafe Cairo Wurzburg
27 Apr Sedel Luzern
28 Apr Rosenkeller Jena
29 Apr (tba) BERLIN
In the meantime, you can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player.
German heavy metal legends Accept has announced that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be "Blood Of Nations." It was produced by Andy Sneap (who has also worked with the likes of Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy and Onslaught) and will be released later this year. This will be their first album with former TT Quick singer Mark Tornillo on vocals.
Additionally, the band has announced that they will make their live debut with Tornillo on May 8th at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.
American heavy metal outfit Trivium has posted their cover of Sepultura's "Slave New World" online. You can check it out below. The song was recorded recently along with an original track entitled, "Shattering The Skies Above," which will feature on the soundtrack to the forthcoming video game, God Of War III. "Slave New World" originally appeared on Sepultura's "Chaos A.D." album which was released in 1993. More...
After All has parted ways with vocalist Piet Focroul and bassist Erwin Casier. After All extend thanks and appreciation to both Piet and Erwin for the many years they gave it all for the band. The band comments, "The thrash attack continues with vocalist Sammy Peleman (September Syn) and bassist Frederik Vanmassenhove (ex-Aborted). Welcome to the madness!"
Violin, cello, and drums metal trio Judgement Day has released a Violin Hero spoof video for their new song, "Cobra Strike." The song is the first single off their new album, "Peacocks/Pink Monsters." The video is pretty funny, so check it out below.
You can read more about the making of this video here.
French metal band Adagio has officially decided to separate from singer Christian Palin. Guitarist Stéphan Forté comments, "We have had no other choice but to separate from Christian Palin this morning. That is a decision we needed to take as soon as possible for the best of Adagio. We have no hard feelings towards him and wish him all the best for the future. More news very soon..."
Finnish metal band Poisonblack has announced the following Finnish tour dates:
20.03.2010 - Raahe - Nightclub Gina (Fin)
02.04.2010 - Kouvola - Rytmikatti (Fin)
03.04.2010 - Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo (Fin)
04.04.2010 - Turku - Klubi (Fin)
08.04.2010 - Pori - Bar Kino (Fin)
10.04.2010 - Kuopio - Henry`s Pub (Fin)
16.04.2010 - Vaasa -Hullu Pullo (Fin)
21.04.2010 - Helsinki - Tavastia (Fin)
22.04.2010 - Tampere - Klubi (Fin)
23.04.2010 - Salo - Rockin` Hood (Fin)
29.04.2010 - Jyväskylä - Lutakko (Fin)
30.04.2010 - Oulu - Teatria (Fin)
Just For Fun
U.K. metallers Warpath have shared a video of a 15 year old fan from the U.S. performing the guitar part for their song "Damnation," which can be viewed below. Warpath also commented about the footage: "Fan cover of Damnation on Youtube! Check out this awesome cover of 'Damnation' by 15-year old Javi from the United States! We were so impressed with his talent we just had to share it with everyone!"
New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following brief update from the recording studio:
"Recording sessions are going really well right now at James Murphy's SafeHouse Production in Florida, and we are looking forward to our New York Return Show on Saturday, March 20th, new drummer Sean Kelly's first show behind the kit! See you there! Thanks for the support!"
Sample Castrofate tracks can be streamed via the band's MySpace page.
Spanish thrash/death/progressive metal band Killem has just revealed the artwork for its upcoming album "Reflections of Decline." This cover has been developed by Fernando Ruíz from Visual Decay Art & Design studios, based on an original concept by Killem. "Reflections of Decline" will be available on USA and Europe on April 30 through Austrian label NoiseHead Records. There is a six tracks advance from the upcoming album on the band’s official MySpace page.
UK's The Mire has announced a mini UK tour with Mouth Of The Architect. The dates are as follows:
09 May - SHEFFIELD / Corporation
10 May - LEEDS / The Well
11 May - BRISTOL / The Croft
12 May - LONDON / The Underworld
Norwegian metal band Purified in Blood has posted the new song "Death Priest" from their upcoming album "Under Black Skies" on their MySpace page.
The band will be playing at the following upcoming shows:
Feb 19 - Hausmania @ by:Larm - Oslo, Oslo
Feb 20 - Rockefeller @ by:Larm - Oslo, Oslo
Mar 19 - Folken @ Ugå 2010 - Stavanger, Rogaland
Mar 26 - Rock Mot Rus @ Andenes Idrettshall - Andenes, Nordland
Apr 29 - Bergenfest @ Garage - Bergen, Hordaland
Aug 10 - Øya Festivalen - Oslo
New York metal band Heal These Wounds has issued the following update welcoming two new members to their band:
"Welcome the infamous- John Torn Jr on bass, You may have seen him creating mosh beats with Recon a ways back, he also filled in for us for a hot minute, well hes in our band now (check out his other band Damnation Alley in our top friends), we have also added Kevin on second guitar....he's a nerd and goes to college for guitar so he has to be good right?"
"On March 7th we hitting the studio to start tracking drums on some killer new songs!!! Our man Danymal (see our top friends) is hooking us up this time around! No word on how we are releasing these songs!!! But we will put one or two up when they are finished!"
Agathodaimon have announced they will be embarked on a co-headlining tour in Finland alongside Catamenia and Re-Armed. The complete list of upcoming Agathodaimon tour dates are as follows:
2/26 2010 SchwerMetal-Festival Gerolzhofen, Bayern
3/27 2010 TBC Trebur, Hessen
4/30 2010 Destroy Recklinghausen-Festival Recklinghausen, Heinrich Pardon Haus, Nordrhein-Westfalen
5/1 2010 Ragnarök-Festival Rieden/Kreuth, Ostbayernhalle, Bayern
*** Finnish tour with Catamenia and Re-Armed ***
5/25 2010 Nuclear Nightclub - Oulu
5/27 2010 Yo-talo - Tampere
5/28 2010 Klubi - Turku
5/29 2010 Dante's Highlight - Helsinki
10/24 2010 Metalbreed Festival Hamburg
Hagerstown, Maryland-based one man experimental metal project Enduring Revery has released a debut EP, "Earth Floods Red," online for free download. You can download it at the band's bandcamp page or stream it on MySpace.
Here's the track listing for "Earth Floods Red:"
1. Heaven I see (6:27)
2. Such simple words (6:24)
3. Crawling like dogs (5:17)
4. Earth floods red (4:52)
Finnish metal act Amorphis has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of the Ilosaarirock Festival in Joensuu (FI). Amorphis is scheduled to play on Sunday, July 18. More information on the festival can be played at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Katatonia, Bad Religion, Imogen Heap, DevilDriver, Ghost Brigade, and Insomnium.
Amorphis also has the following upcoming tour dates:
2/19 2010 Helsinki Metal Meeting, Kaapelitehdas Helsinki
3/26 2010 Club HeVen Järvenpää
3/27 2010 Tapper Tallinn
3/31 2010 Puikkari Kuopio
4/1 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä
4/2 2010 Finlandia-klubi Lahti
4/3 2010 Drunk’n Monkey Salo
4/24 2010 Hullu Poro Areena Levi
7/3 2010 With Full Force Löbnitz
7/3 2010 Unirock Open Air Istanbul
7/18 2010 Ilosaarirock Joensuu
8/6 2010 W:O:A Wacken
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Calvão
8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall/Derbyshire
Illinois metallers Bloodstream Parade have posted two video clips online from their recent performance in Milwaukee, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the footage:
"Here are a few video clips from our opening slot at The Rave in Milwaukee last week. To be quite honest, we were kind of worried. As we were getting set to play, there were only a handful of people there. Like a bolt of lightning, the room was full. So, kudos to you people."
Bay Area thrashers Heathen are currently streaming their entire forthcoming album “The Evolution of Chaos” online. All ten tracks from the album can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
“The Evolution of Chaos” track listing is as follows:
1. Dying Season
2. Control By Chaos
3. No Stone Unturned
4. Arrows Of Agony
5. Fade Away
6. A Hero's Welcome
9. Red Tears Of Disgrace
10. Silent Nothingness
World Under Blood, the melodic death metal side project featuring CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller alongside Tim Yeung (Divine Heresy) on drums, Risha Eryavec (ex-Decrepit Birth) on bass, and Luke Jaeger (ex-Sleep Terror) on guitar, has officially signed to Nuclear Blast Records.
Deron Miller commented on the on the signing:
“I’m thrilled to finally be working with Nuclear Blast after all of these years of being a huge fan of their bands. To this day they're one of the only labels that are aggressive and uncompromising without jumping on this week's trends. Because of that they are still prominent even during tough times.”
The band is currently wrapping up their as-yet-untitled debut, produced by James Murphy. The record is tentatively slated for a Summer release.
In a recent interview with Australia's Inside Out webzine, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante were asked about the future of their new studio album, "Worship Music" and how the return of vocalist John Bush affects matters. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:
Inside Out: Guys let’s talk Worship Music… Take us through the writing process for the album, what different factors surrounded the process this time around?
Scott Ian: "We wrote most of the record before we even had a singer, which was different. Although it was similar to how we wrote Spreading the Disease." More...
Read the full article at InsideOut Myspace Blog.
At a recent House of Blues show, Cuba Gooding Jr. was pulled up on stage to join
Steel Panther for Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." Check out the video from TMZ.com below.
In related band news, just in time for Valentine's Day, Steel Panther has answered the love and sex questions that fans submitted on Shockhound. Check it out that video after the jump. More...
Atreyu has been forced to pull out of their Sayerville, New Jersey show this Sunday due to a death in the family of member Brandon Saller. Here's a statement from Saller:
"Unfortunately I have some bad news. I recently had a had a death in the family. I need to be at home with my family for the services etc. This being said, Atreyu will not be able to play the Sayreville , NJ show on Sunday the 14th. I am terribly sorry for my absence. This will be the first show I have missed since the forming of this band. I hope you all have a great time at the show and can understand my decision to be with my family at this time. We will continue the tour on the 16th in Niagra Falls. Again I'm sorry. We'll see you next time around."
In other band news, Atreyu has announced a few headlining shows in between the dates with The Used. Those headlining tour dates start on the 21st in Nashville, 27th Little Rock and 28th Houston.
Here are the latest Atreyu tour dates: More...
Long running New York hardcore act Killing Time, who have gone through a series of break-ups and reunions throughout their 20+ year career, have just released their first full-length studio album in over a decade. "Three Steps Back" hit stores on February 9th via Dead City Records, and a record release party is planned for February 27th in Brooklyn. The band is currently streaming several sample tracks from the new record at their MySpace page. Killing Time guitarist Carl Porcaro spoke with me about the aggressive and high energy new release, writing the album in their original jam session space, and their plans to tour in support of "Three Steps Back." More...
Who would ever thought that David Ellefson would return to Megadeth after the sour note in 2003? The music industry, and in particular the band member relationships, are very complex. The music industry can be forgiving, indifferent, and downright cruel at times. Fortunately, when it comes to Megadeth there is always the opportunity to rebuild the once burned bridges when it comes to band member relationships. More...