Metal News for February 19, 2011
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18 news articles posted on this day.
California metal act Nova, featuring Chazz McConnell (SOL ASUNDER) and Max Seeman (ANOMALOUS), has made the band's "Invert Theory" album available for streaming and as a free download. You can check out the album or download all the tracks at the Nova bandcamp page here.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. InverT Theory
7. Entra Nova
Murdock has posted a video clip online for the song "Apologue II," which is off the band's album "Vol.II: Strangers on The Shore." You can check out the music video in the player below.
Folk metal band Tengwar has posted the song "War Begins" online, which is from the band's upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien themed album "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand." You can check out the song in the clip below.
The band also commented:
"Track 04 from the new album 'The Halfling Forth Shall Stand..." which is the first part of a conceptual work concerning the matters of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous trilogy. More than an hour of mighty Celtic and Medieval rooted folk metal in an astonishing
epic trip along the realms of Middle-Earth.
"Front Cover artwork by Kris Verwimp (Arkona, Suidakra, Vintersorg, etc), desing by Valgorth The Hammmerblaze (Lost Horizon, Black Majesty, etc). Release date in Argentina: March 2011."
Demonaz, former guitarist for Norwegian black metal act Immortal, has announced the release of an upcoming solo album. The act's debut album "March of the Norse" is currently set for release on April 1st, 2011 in Europe.
The cover artwork for the new album can be viewed below.
PitCam.tv has posted a video interview online with Oliver Sykes and Matt Nicholls of Bring Me The Horizon. You can check out the video clip below.
Iceland's Solstafir has issued the following comment about the delay in release of the vinyl edition for the band's "Kold" album:
"A statement from Svart Records about the delay of the Köld vinyl: 'Solstafir Köld vinyl: Its heavy duty gatefold jacket is manufactured by a small print shop. These jackets have turned out to be exceedingly slow and difficult to manufacture, as they require a much bigger amount of work than regular gatefolds.' So the delay should be worth it in more quality!"
Solstafir also recently posted the song "Myrksvefn" online, which is taken from the band's 2002 7" EP "Black Death." You can check out the track here.
Dew Scented has issued the following recap of the band's recent European shows:
"Last show of the tour in Hannover - it was really nice to see many old friends sharing this special evening with us! Since the tour is now over for Dew-Scented, we would like to thank our bus comrades of Zonaria and Darkrise for the good time as well as Melechesh and the almighty Nile for the good weeks we managed to spend together on the road! Also, big thanks to the amazing Massive crew, our sound tech Murph as well as the bus drivers/merchandisers for the good atmosphere during these last weeks!
"Special thanks to all new friends we made on this tour and to all the people that came out to enjoy as well as support all the five bands at the shows!"
The band also still has the following upcoming festival appearance:
4/23 Musik und Kongresshalle / Rocktower Festival Lübeck, GERMANY
Daniel Vrangsinn of Carpathian Forest has posted a video clip online from his new solo song "Just Your Average Jesus." You can check out the footage below.
"Just Your Average Jesus" is off the upcoming Vrangsinn album "Taboo." You can also check out samples from the upcoming album at this location.
Melbourne based quartet Thanatosis is currently offering a new track both for streaming and as a free download. The song, simply titled "Three," can be heard or downloaded in MP3 format through the official Thanatosis Facebook page.
Discussing the sound of band, Thanatosis commented, "Four mates bringing back the old styles of metal, but new and heavy enough to compete with the demands of the new waves of music in the metal/metalcore scene."
A song is available for streaming from New Jersey metal act Beyond Dishonor's latest album "Travesty," which was released earlier this year. You can check out the song "Otis (Slayer of Demons)" in the clip below.
Chicago's Macabre has announce a European headlining tour, which kicks off in April. This four-week trip starts April 15th and includes a performance at Neurotic Deathfest on April 30th in Tilburg, Netherlands. Touring alongside Macabre will be Dutch Porn-grind-kings Romeprop and an additional - soon to be announced - special guest band.
Macabre is touring in support of the band's recently released full-length album "Grim Scary Tales," marking the band's 25th anniversary and return in the original line-up. The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
15-04-2011 Club TBA, Liege France
16-04-2011 Salzman Factory, Kassel Germany
18-04-2011 Feierwerk, Munchen Germany
19-04-2011 Marx, Hamburg Germany
20-04-2011 Sticky Fingers, Gotenburg Sweden
22-04-2011 Ungdomens hus, Upsalla Sweden
24-04-2011 Turock, Essen Germany
26-04-2011 Exit Chmelnice, Prague Czech Rep.
27-04-2011 Nova Pekaren, Nitra Slovakia
28-04-2011 Prostor Tancirna, Ostrava Czech Rep
29-04-2011 Skullcrusher club, Dresden Germany
30-04-2011 013, Tilburg Netherlands (as part of Neurotic Deathfest festival)
01-05-2011 4Ecluses, Dunkerque, France
03-05-2011 Dynamowerk 21, Zurich, Swiss
04-05-2011 Pieffe Factory, Nova Gorica Italy
05-05-2011 Escape, Vienna Austria
06-05-2011 Hauzenberg Germany (as part of Warpurgis metal days fest)
07-05-2011 Wuustweezel Belgium ( as part of Puntpop festival)
08-05-2011 Steinbruch Theater, Darmstad Germany
The Escapist has posted a two part video interview online with Nightwish keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen. You can check out the first part below, and find the second clip after the jump.
Woods of Ypres has posted footage online from the band's performance at The Heart of Winter Festival in Richmond, VA, on Saturday February 12th, 2011. You can check out the clip below.
Thaurorod has been confirmed to play the mid-summer metal festival Nummirock, which is set to take place from June 23rd - 25th, 2011. Other confirmed artists at Nummirock include The Haunted, Legion of the Damned, Amorphis, Eluveitie, Before the Dawn, Teräsbetoni, Norther, and more. For more information on the festival, head over to this location.
In just a few days Thaurord also starts the Power of Metal tour with Symphony X, Nevermore, Psychotic Waltz, and Mercenary. The currently announced dates are as follows:
25.02.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
26.02.2011 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
28.02.2011 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
01.03.2011 FR - Toulouse, Phare
03.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Apollo
04.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
05.03.2011 IT - Florence, Viper
06.03.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
07.03.2011 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
08.03.2011 LU - Esch zur Alzette, Kulturfabrik
10.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
11.03.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.03.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
13.03.2011 AT - Wörgl, Komma
14.03.2011 HU - Budapest, Petoefi Hall
16.03.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
17.03.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
18.03.2011 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
19.03.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.03.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013
Finnish dark metal act Before The Dawn has made the entire new album "Deathstar Rising" available for online streaming at the band's Facebook profile. You can listen to all the tracks from the album at this location.
The new album "Deathstar Rising“ is about to be unleashed on February 25, 2011. For a further taste of the upcoming album, you can check out a teaser trailer available at this location, or watch the video for the title track here.
Swedish occult rock act Graveyard has lined up the band's first tour dates in support of the upcoming Nuclear Blast release "Hisingen Blues." You can also check out the trailer for the album in the clip below. "Hisingen Blues" will be released on March 25, 2011.
Commented the band: "We can't wait to take this new album out on the road and see what people will think. Live on stage is where Graveyard belong, and hopefully that will be obvious to everyone who will come out for a show or two. We promise to do our best to live up to our reputation and leave no one disappointed."
The upcoming Graveyard tour dates are as follows: More...
Symphonic black metal band Dimmu Brogir will be performing one show with a special, never-to-be-repeated set list with 53 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and 30 members of the Schola Cantorum Choir, who were musical guests on the band's Billboard-charting ninth studio album, “Abrahadabra." The show is set to take place on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway.
Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz states, “It is with great pride and a sense of fulfillment that we can finally announce this event as yet another ambition becomes reality!”
Vocalist Shagrath adds: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen. Dimmu Borgir makes it happen. The circle will now be complete.”
Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 21st for 570 Norwegian kroner (approx. 73,50 EUR). Only 150 V.I.P. tickets (1,500 Norwegian kroner each, approx. 193,50 EUR) will be available, which will include a Meet & Greet with the band one hour before doors, free tapas & beer, and a view of the entire performance from a special riser. Doors are at 18:30. Showtime is 20:00.
A new video interview has been posted online featuring Cam Pipes, vocalist of Vancouver, Canada's 3 Inches of Blood. You can view the video interview below: