Metal News for February 23, 2006
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Danish black metal band HORNED ALMIGHTY, featuring members of EXMORTEM and KOLDBORN, have finished mixing their new album, "The Devil's Music - Songs of Death and Damnation", for an April release via Infernus Rex. The follow-up to 2004's "Black Metal Jesus" will feature nine or 10 tracks, including "Discipline of the Almighty", "The Devil's Music", "Repentance" and an as-yet-undisclosed cover song. "Expect some kick-ass blasphemous black 'n' roll!!!" the band write in a press release.
"The Devil's Music - Songs of Death and Damnation" will mark the recording debut with the band of new members Aries and Luger.
HORNED ALMIGHTY current lineup:
S - Preaching
Hellpig - 6-string blasphemy
Aries - 6-string holocaust
Luger - Low-end suffering
Harm - Hellpounding
Cattle Decapitation, Necrophagist, Arsis, Neuraxis, and Alarum will be touring the U.S. in May. More tour dates will be added, but the following dates have been confirmed so far:
5/13 San Bernardino, CA @ The NOS Events Center (CA Metal Fest)
5/14 Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
5/16 Tulsa, OK @ The Venue
5/19 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
5/20 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
5/21 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
5/22 Orlando (Winter Park), FL @ Island Oasis
5/26 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
5/29 New York, NY @ B.B. King's
As previously reported, Necrophagist, Ion Dissonance, Arsis, and Alarum will be touring Canada together in June, following this US tour. Here are those tour dates again:
6/1 QUE @ TBA
6/2 Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
6/3 Quebec City, QUE @ Campus Charlesbourg
6/4 Jonquiere, QUE @ Cote Cour
6/5 Dolbeau, QUE @ Chevaliers Colomb
6/6 Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
6/7 ONT @ TBA
6/8 ONT @ TBA
6/9 Sudbury, ONT @ Serbian Hall
6/10 Rouyn-Noranda, QUE @ Petit Theatre
Jade Tree Records have confirmed plans for their upcoming SXSW showcase. The show will take place on Saturday, March 18th at Emo's Jr. in Austin, TX. Here's the schedule:
David Bazan (12:45 AM)
Ester Drang (11:45 PM)
Micah P. Hinson (10:45 PM)
Snowden (9:45 PM)
Paint it Black (9:00 PM)
New Mexican Disaster Squad (8:15 PM)
Leng Tch'e will tour Eastern Canada in May with Fuck The Facts. Here are the tour dates:
5/1 Ottawa, ON Canada @ Mavericks w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/2 Sherbrooke, QC Canada @ Le Tremplin
5/3 Montreal, QC Canada @ Club Saphir w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/5 Rimouski, QC Canada @ Le Coudee w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/6 Trois-Rivieres, QC Canada @ Le Maquisart w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/7 Toronto, ON Canada @ Reilly's w/ Gorgasm, Sinned
5/13 Quebec City, QC Canada @ L'Anti w/ Beneath The Massacre
5/14 Montreal, QC Canada @ Cafe Inconditionnel w/ Beneath The Massacre
Los Angeles metal quartet Intronaut has confirmed the details on the recording of their upcoming debut full-length album. The band will commence recording the new album, title TBA, in early April at Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, CA with John Haddad (Phobia, Eyes Of Fire) producing. The band is aiming to have the album completed by month's end. In early May, the album will be mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side.
"The studio time is booked, now all we have to do is finish writing the record," jokes Intronaut guitarist Sacha Dunable. "No, seriously, the record is 3/4 written, and so far the quality of these songs is surpassing anything we did on the EP. We can't wait to spend all this time in the studio with John and make the best record we possibly can."
"I can't reveal the album's title right now because it's a secret (to us even, we haven't decided on one yet...), but some song titles so far are "Rise To The Midden," "Nostalgic Echo" and "A Monolithic Vulgarity."
Ontario's Rosesdead have signed with One Day Savior Recordings. Formed in 2003, the group originally signed with Black Box Recordings, who will release the group's new album in conjunction with One Day Savior. The new effort is titled "Stages" and will hit streets on March 28th. You can download a song from the record on their MySpace page.
Along with Deicide's latest effort, Norwegian black metal act GJENFERDSEL have announced that they will be releasing their debut album 06.06.06, and the title for the album will be "I". Some song titles from teh effort include Deathbound, Bak Skoddelagte Fjell, and a re-recording of Dödshymne. Check out www.gjenferdsel.no for more information.
Dry Kill Logic has issued a recording update and announced a new bassist:
"What's up everyone - Cliff here, writing to you over a cup of coffee and full chillum on a Monday morning. We've been locked in our studio writing non-stop for the new record; people always ask what the new record is going to sound like....I like to tell them a mix of gospel, dance and 80's new wave, just to get a rise out of them. All jokes aside though, the writing is coming along great - the new music is definitely aggressive, and the guys have really been stepping up the riffs, songwriting and musicianship. Hopefully I don't drop the ball with the vocals and lyrics. We're really excited for you all to hear the new music!"
Longtime friend to the band and former member of 100 Demons and A Thousand Falling Skies, Brendan Duff, has joined Dry Kill Logic as the new bassist. "We've always known that Brendan was the man for this job, and it's been a long time coming - we are stoked to have such a close friend and tremendous musician in the band." Brendan will be joining the band on their upcoming UK/European tour as well as recording bass on the new record. He replaces Casey Mahoney, who parted amicably with the band and remains good friends with the remaining members.
Belgian death metallers ABORTED will be entering Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen in October to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007. "The songwriting is going quite smoothly," the band write on their web site. "We've had some time to work on the road and so far everything looks very promising, we got quite some cool surprises up our sleeves."
ABORTED made their live debut with their new lineup on Jan. 14 in La Louviere, Belgium. You can check out pictures at VS-Webzine.com. The group's new formation includes Seb Purulator (ex-GARWALL, BALROG, GENITAL GRINDER) on guitar and Olivia Scemama (ex-NO RETURN, BALROG) on bass following the departures of Thijs "Tace" de Cloedt and bassist Frederic "Free" Vanmassenhove, respectively.
ABORTED are in the middle of The Domination Tour 2006 of Europe with CRYPTOPSY, GRAVE, DEW-SCENTED, VESANIA and HURTLOCKER.
NINE INCH NAILS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and H.I.M. are among the confirmed bands for the fifth Sasquatch! Festival, set to be held May 26-28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. Also scheduled to appear are BECK, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, THE FLAMING LIPS, THE SHINS, BEN HARPER, ARCTIC MONKEYS and MATISYAHU, among others, according to Billboard.com. The event will also feature SUFJAN STEVENS' only scheduled performance of the summer.
Sasquatch! tickets go on sale March 4 via Ticketmaster.
KORN will be honored with a bronze plaque to commemorate a "lifetime of achievement" and will have a street named after them in their hometown of Bakersfield, California. The ceremony will take place this Friday, February 24 at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, right before the band kick off their "See You on the Other Side" world tour. The mayor, city councilmen, and other city and arena officials are scheduled to appear at the ceremony.
KORN's North American tour will wrap up on April 4 in Toronto, Canada. MUDVAYNE and 10 YEARS will be the opening acts.
"See You On The Other Side" has sold 702,000 copies since its release on December 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu told MTV.com that he is currently working on a new solo effort, describing it as "heavy," and not a follow-up to his 2002 rap project, FIELDY'S DREAMS.
KORN recently shot a video for "Coming Undone", the second single from "See You On The Other Side".
HARMS WAY, the new Swedish quartet featuring Fredrik "Eugene" Lindgren (guitar; ex-UNLEASHED, BORN OF FIRE, TERRA FIRMA, LOUDPIPES, CELESTIAL PAIN), Mr. Dim (vocals and bass; BORN OF FIRE), Erik Wallin (guitar; ex-MERCILESS) and Stefan Carlsson (drums; ex-MERCILESS, DIA PLASMA, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, BLACKSHINE), have inked a deal with Black Lodge Records. The band are currently at White Chapel Music Machine studio in Stockholm, Sweden recording their full-length debut, due later in the year.
According to a press release, HARMS WAY "creates a fresh and heavy form of catchy stoner/metal/rock in the vein of BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and early IRON MAIDEN but with an touch of the 21st century and bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE etc. without any boundaries whatsoever."