Metal News for February 24, 2004
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21 news articles posted on this day.
In an interview posted today by RollingStone.com with frontman Trent Reznor, he is quoted in saying 'NINE INCH NAILS plan to hit the road in the next few months to preview the new material. "It's been forever since we played," Reznor says. "I'm reenergized right now, my life's in order, and I'm ready to combat the shitty music that's out right now."'
Read the full article here.
Jagermeister is looking for some volunteers for the street team for the upcoming Jagermeister Music Tour featuring Slipknot, Fear Factory and Chimaira. Send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Jägermeister Music Tour Street Team request" as the subject.
Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have announced a special headlining show in their hometown on March 27th at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. As previously reported, Testament plan to issue their new album through Spitfire in June. The band, who are currently working on material for the album, also plan to release a new DVD in September. Back in September, 2003, bassist Steve DiGiorgio commented on the forthcoming album: “It's in the style of The Gathering (their 1999 album), but it's also a progression.”
Upcoming confirmed live dates are as follows: More...
Apartment 26 have posted 2 new songs from their new album "Music For The Massive", which was released today through Atlantic Records. Click here to listen to the songs "Give Me More", "Kick To The Head", and "Book (be my friend)".
BESEECH’s official website will air a live webcast of the band’s Drama release party on Friday, February 27th at 24.00 CET (Central European Time).
The evening’s second set will be broadcasted for those who can’t be there. This broadcast can take about 1,000 visitors simultaneously. You´ll reach the webcast page through the pop-up on their homepage
The release party will be held at Sjunde Hilmen in Boras, Sweden. The band will perform twice that night, one softer set and a heavier one.
Meanwhile, Beseech have confirmed the following live dates: More...
WALLS OF JERICHO vocalist Candace Kucsulain received a broken nose from an exuberant audience member while playing in Memphis last week. After stirring up a rabid pit with their thick metallic riffage and savage hardcore breakdowns, Candace was the unintended recipient of a spinning fist. The formidable frontwoman, who was out in front of the monitors took the blow in stride and finished four more songs before the band ended their set. Candace suffered from her nose being knocked out of alignment, severe facial swelling and broken blood vessels around the eyes.
As stern as her music, Candace continued the tour and will get her nose realigned during a rare day off. On the same day, she will even appear for a photo shoot with band members for the cover of Modern Fix magazine. WALLS OF JERICHO are on tour to support their brand-new album "All Hail The Dead". The group was actually on a solo date in-between shows with FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES when the accident happened. Look for the group when they begin their next tour with GOD FORBID and BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED this week
Fury Fest 2004 is scheduled to take place June 25th - 27th at Park Des Expositions in Le Mans, France. 64 bands will perform over the three days on two stages. 30 others bands will be revealed on April 9th. In addition to this bill, Fury Fest will offer a great record market with a wide choice among 40 labels and independent record shops.
Acts currently confirmed for the festival include: More...
Glen Benton & Co. have confirmed the dates for the "Scars Of The Crucifix" European tour promoting the new album that came out this week through Earache . Dates as follows: More...
Bane will be on the road throughout March and early-April, with support (at various points) from Equal Vision Records labelmates Armor For Sleep, Alexisonfire, and Bear Vs Shark, among others. Here is the schedule: More...
Launch.com is streaming Korn's new video 'Y'all Want A Single' and it's a pretty good bet you won't be seeing it on MTV/MTV2. Watch it here.
UPDATE: Korn are currently streaming the "dirty" version of their new video "Y'all Want A Single" at their official web site. Check it out here. "It's gonna cause a big stir in the music business, period, because it's basically a video about us destroying a record store, and all this different verbiage comes up talking about how really corrupt the music industry is," frontman Jonathan Davis told MTV.com about the clip. "We're just asking for it with this video, and it's pretty amazing. We're really excited about it."
A brand-new TORCHBEARER track, titled "Sown Are The Seeds Of Death", can be downloaded in MP3 format.
"Sown Are The Seeds Of Death" comes off the Swedish death/thrash metal group's debut album, "Yersinia Pestis", due on March 22 through Metal Blade Records.
The first album to be released under the recently announced partnership between Cold Records from Sweden and Metal Blade Records, "Yersinia Pestis" is being described in an official press release as "the mean bastard son of DARK FUNERAL, DEICIDE and HYPOCRISY, the perfect link between death and black metal with hints of thrash every now and then."
The CD was recorded at Black Lounge Studios in Sweden with producer Jonas Kjellgren (CARNAL FORGE, CENTINEX). The artwork was handled by Pär Johansson.
Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records:
"This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED] warehouse where he and I practiced the songs which he will be playing on for the 'Within The Mind' project. on the first passes through the songs we nailed them... it sounded more like we had been playing together for months rather than minutes. Richard is a very disciplined and talented musician and clearly those traits, along with his love for the music of DEATH and Chuck Schuldiner, have pushed him to put a good amount of his free time into practicing for the upcoming session. The results will be awesome, I'm more than certain.More...
ADRIFT, the hard rock side project of CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have completed work on their debut EP at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida (GOD FORBID, MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) with CAPHARNAUM leader Jason Suecof at the board. Co-produced by Suecof and ADRIFT, the EP "showcases ADRIFT's unique sound and approach to accessible songwriting," according to a posting on the band's web site. Mastering took place at world-renowned Morrisound Studios with Jim Morris finalizing the signature ADRIFT sound. Three songs from the EP — "Empty Dreams", "Broken Mirror" and "Fear of Day" — are currently available for streaming or for download via www.adrift.cc.
ADRIFT, whose lineup is completed by ex-EPITAPH/RESURRECTION drummer Kevin Astl, Mark Elm on vocals, Analia Pizzaro on guitar, and Michael Capuano on bass guitar, will be filming a video for the song "Empty Dreams" in the next couple of weeks and will be posting it to their web site by April 1.
Commented Astl, "I think the ADRIFT songs are going to catch a lot of people by surprise. If you're looking for a rehash of 'Hammer Smashed Face', you won't find it. If, however, you are looking for well-written, aggressive songs you can identify with, along with a heavy, grooving sound unlike any mainstream band, ADRIFT may offer you what you are looking for — a pleasurably introspective listening experience. Hell, it just rocks, and we have a blast playing it! Check it out and make your own opinion."
MESCHALINA has received a request to use two of songs taken from the "Something 2 die 4" EP for a TV show in the US and Canada. The requesting network is "RUSH", which is a All HDTV extreme sports network. The program segment that they are interested in MESCHALINA 's music is for a down hill Mountain bike race called "Rampage". The two songs they are interested in are, Track 8 Never, and Track 4, Bleeding USA.
Metal Reviews has 14 new reviews this week:
- Ash And Elm - Visions From The Past
- Cadaveria - Far Away From Conformity
- Damageplan - New Found Power
- Detriment - Surreal
- Eisheilig - Die Gärten Des Herrn
- Fleshcrawl - Made Of Flesh
- Frost - Talking to God
- Megadeth - So Far, So Good...So What?
- Morifade - Domination
- Opeth - Lamentations DVD
- Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancient
- Primal Fear - Devil's Ground
- Time Requiem - The Inner Circle Of Reality
- Warrior - The War of Gods and Men
Some of Metallic's third leg tour dates have been announced and the Roanoke date has changed. Latest tour dates follow: More...
Norway's Black metal icons MAYHEM have revealed the track listing for their new CD "Chimera", due on March 29 in Europe and April 6 in the U.S. through Season Of Mist Records. The CD, which was recorded at a mobile studio in the mountains of Norway, reportedly features a musical direction that is being described by the band as "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's "Grand Declaration of War".
In related news, MAYHEM's European tour (which will reportedly include Poland's DECAPITATED and Japan's DEFILED) will officially commence on April 10, beginning with an appearance at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, according to a posting on the band's web site. The European leg of the tour will conclude May 17. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
"Chimera" track listing (not in exact order):
Fordirelifesake will release a single-disc discography this summer. The release will feature the band's splits (with Wafflehouse, Hewhocorrupts, and Deluge) in addition to their self-titled CDep and various compilation tracks. The discography is tentatively slated for release in June through Forge Again Records.
Brazilian straight edge band Confronto has signed with Burning Season Records. Hailing from Sao Paulo, the group has recorded three new songs that will appear on a split with Fall Of A Season in June.
Finland's melodic Black / Death metal fiends NORTHER have scheduled a release gig in support of their forthcoming new album "Death Unlimited". The show will take place on Friday, March 26th at Tavista in Helsinki, Finland.
"Death Unlimited" will be released in Europe on March 15th. The release is preceded by the single 'Spreading Death', which was released on February 16th, only in Finland. A DVD single, details of which have yet to be announced, is slated for April, again only in Finland.
Unfortunately, no word on North American release dates yet but Norther have said fans will probably be able to purchase the new material from their official website
As previously reported, the 2004 Dynamo Open Air festival will take place on Saturday, June 5th at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland.The latest act confirmed for the festival is NIGHTWISH.
The confirmed line-up for the festival now includes: SLAYER (headlining), NIGHTWISH, LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM.
More bands will be announced soon.