Metal News for February 24, 2011
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Kemado Records has finalized the lineup for its 2011 SXSW showcase. Thursday, March 17, at Valhalla in Austin, TX, Kemado "summons a night of thunderous, space-travelling sounds, promising more steel, sludge, and psych than any other show at the festival." The full details follow:
KEMADO RECORDS SXSW Showcase:
Thursday, March 17
710 Red River, Austin, TX
12:00 True Widow
11:00 Christian Mistress
Volume 2 of "NYC Sucks," the completely free compilation that MetalSucks.net has put together, is now available for download and streaming here. The free download contains high-quality 320kbps MP3s, as well as a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.
Here's the tracklisting for "NYC Sucks, Volume 2":
1. Wetnurse – “Not Your Choice”
2. Tombs – “The Great Silence”
3. Moth Eater – “Aftermath”
4. Hull – “Healer”
5. The Austerity Program – “Song 6?
6. Defeatist – “Dawn of No Light”
7. Goes Cube – “Year of the Human”
8. Krallice – “Autochthon”
9. Empyreon – “Beyond Perception”
10. Abacinate – “The Bundy Curse”
11. IKILLYA – “Godsize”
12. Atakke – “Fight Makes Right”
13. The Ghost in Black and White – “Restraint Impalement”
Volume 1, featuring fourteen more great bands and songs, is still available for free download here.
Drummer Tommy Clufetos, who has previously performed alongside Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper, is currently on the road handling drumming duties for Ozzy Osbourne. While taking a break from bringing the new album "Scream" to the masses, Clufetos spoke with me about how he managed to land a gig with Ozzy and what the band will be doing in the coming months. Tommy also hinted at the possibility of another upcoming studio album and explained his own personal history with drumming. More...
Vocalist /guitarist David Sanchez of Denver thrash act Havok, which is currently pillaging the lands on tour with Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation, has checked in from the road with the following update: "Tour is getting better and better! Everyone gets along and we're all having fun. I can't wait to get to Denver and the West Coast. It's party time!" The remaining dates on the tour are as follows:
2/25/2011 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
2/26/2011 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
2/27/2011 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
2/28/2011 Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
3/01/2011 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/02/2011 Branx - Portland, OR
3/04/2011 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
3/05/2011 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
3/06/2011 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
3/07/2011 EBGB’s - Amarillo, TX
3/08/2011 Reno’s Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
3/09/2011 Emo’s - Austin, TX
3/10/2011 Riverside Warehouse - Shreveport, LA
Havok's new album "Time Is Up" is slated for a March 29th street date via Candlelight Records. You can listen to a new song from the album, titled "Scumbag in Disguise," at this location, or read our recent interview with Havok here.
Born of Osiris is gearing up to release the new album "The Discovery" on March 22nd, 2011. The band will also be embarking on the third annual "Atticus Metal" tour as co-headliners with Darkest Hour. The bill is rounded out with As Blood Runs Black and The Human Abstract.
Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “The European run was a blast. We met some amazing people, not only in the bands we toured with and met for the first time (Protest The Hero, Purified in Blood), but also the fans that came to see us. It was also great being over there with Darkest Hour. We've known those guys for a long time, so it was almost like a vacation with friends. Being our second time in Europe, we got to witness first hand how our fan base overseas grew, and thats always awesome to see.
“Now we get to hit the U.S. again with Darkest Hour on the Atticus Tour! This should be a blast. We are releasing our new CD on this tour and are now going to be playing a good amount of new material live. We haven't toured the states in a few months, so we are excited to head back out with new material and see how it goes. This tour will be a great time, so come out and don't forget to come say hi to us at the merch table.”
The upcoming tour dates are as follows:
2/25-Washington, DC @ 930 Club (DH CD RELEASE SHOW!)
2/26-Virginia Beach, VA @ Skate High
2/27-Greensboro, NC @ Greene St
2/28-Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
3/01-Joliet (Chicagoland), IL @ Mojoes w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/02-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/03-Covington, KY @ The Madhatter w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/04-Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/05-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/06-St. Paul, MN @ The Station w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/07-Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
3/08-Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
3/09-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
3/10-Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound w/ NORMA JEAN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS
3/11-Reno, NV @ The Alley
3/12-Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/13-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/14-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/15-Boise, ID @ The Venue
3/17-Santa Clara, @ The Avalon w/ SLEEPING GIANT
3/18-Modesto, CA @ Seasons Hall w/ SLEEPING GIANT
3/19-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove - CALIFORNIA METALFEST V w/ AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE, WINDS OF PLAGUE, SLEEPING GIANT
3/20-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/22-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
3/23-Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
3/24-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
3/25-Dayton, OH @ The Attic w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/26-Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
3/27-Albany, NY @ Northern Lights w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
Long Island, NY hardcore/metal band The World We Knew has inked a deal with record label Blkheart Group for the band's upcoming album, which is slated for a Summer 2011 release.
The band has announced a handful of tours including dates with It Prevails, Farewell To Freeway, Betrayal, and an appearance at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, MA. A listing of The World We Knew's upcoming tour dates are available at this location.
You can also check out footage of the band in the studio recording new material here.
Emmure has announced that the band's new album "Speaker of the Dead" debuted at #65 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 10K scanned. This also marks the band's highest first week sales yet.
You can catch Emmure on the “Reckless and Relentless” tour alongside Asking Alexandria, Chiodos, Miss May I, Evergreen Terrace, and Lower Than Atlantis this March/April. The tour kicks off on March 11th in New Jersey at The Starland Ballroom and be sure to head over to this location to view the band's complete tour itinerary.
Emmure's music video for the song "Solar Flare Homicide" is also available for viewing here.
In the latest episode of JägerTV we catch up with Hellyeah as the band rocks out on the Jägermeister Music Tour, and drummer Vinnie Paul takes us on an a tour of his very own bus. You can check out the clip below.
South Australian thrashers Truth Corroded will be performing Thailand and Singapore as part of the bands first run of dates for "Touring the Bled." The band will play Bangkok, Thailand at the Immortal Bar on April 22nd, and Singapore at Scape on April 23rd. The South East Asia dates will follow the bands tour of Australia and Japan with French band Hypno5e.
The tour will be promoting Truth Corroded's new album "Worship the Bled," which will be released in Australia in mid-April through Truth Inc. Records, with other territories to follow. A new song from the album titled "Pride of Demise" is currently streaming online at this location with another new song "Hunt All Heroes" to be available February 25th. The new album features Kevin Talley on session drums and was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studio in Sweden.
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
April 1 - Melbourne, Victoria, Arthouse
April 2 - Adelaide, South Australia, Fowlers Live
April 7 - Sydney, New South Wales, Hot Damn Nightclub
April 8 - Brisbane, Queensland, Rosies Tavern
April 9 - Gold Coast, Queensland, Shed 5
April 14 - Osaka, Sengoku Daitoryo
April 16 - Tokyo, Wildside
April 17 - Tokyo, Wildside
SOUTH EAST ASIA:
April 22 - Bangkok, Thailand, Immortal Bar
April 23 - Singapore,Scape
Holocausto Canibal has issued the following announcement about recording a new album:
"After centuries of delay, Portuguese grind legends Holocausto Canibal will finally start the recording process of their long awaited 4th full length, titled: Gorefilia [the first album to be released through Metal Age].
"As you probably can guess, this concept album involves sexual arousal and gratification towards sexual behavior that is atypical and extreme. As always you can expect self-torture, bizarre love and loads of sperm tainted with blood.
"Musically some big changes are expected, however the band is still commited to Death Metal and Grind. The recording process will happen at 213 Studios [Heavenwood, Grunt] and handled by Bruno Silva. Mix and Mastering process will take place at Hertz Studios [Behemoth, Vader, Dead Infection, Decapitated, Severe Torture]. Gorefilia will feature some special guests, to be announced soon! Grind on!"
Brazilian act Lords of Aesir has issued the following announcement about the band returning from hiatus with a new lineup and posting a new preview track online:
"Hails! We are come back! Yeah! With new formation and bringing with us new music. Check the preview track of the new album 'The Lords Return.' Soon we will be revealing the date and the place of the new team debut show. Cheers!"
You can check out Lords of Aesir tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Church of Misery has announced an upcoming series of European tour dates, with the June 17th - June 30th dates with EyeHateGod. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more to be revealed soon:
17.06 F - Clisson, HELLFEST
18.06 ESP - Bilbao, Santana 27, KRISTONFESTIVAL with COC and DOWN
19.06 POR - Barcelos, MILHÕES DE FESTA
21.06 ESP - Barcelona, Apolo 2
22.06 F - Grenoble, L'ampérage
23.06 F - Paris, club tba.
24.06 UK - Sheffield, Cooperation
25.06 UK - Bristol, The Fleece & Firkin
26.06 UK - London, Underworld
28.06 B - Brussel, Magasine 4
29.06 NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg
30.06 GER - Hamburg, Hafenklang
Volbeat has issued the following announcement about an upcoming Italian show with System of a Down and Sick of it All:
"For the first time in years, the tour bus heads south to Italy for a quadruple gig with System Of A Down, Sick Of It All and The Damned Things!
"The event takes place at the Arena Concierti Fiera in Milan on June 2. Tickets are not yet available, but stay tuned for updates on Facebook.
"In addition, we’re proud to announce our arrival in Luxemburg, France and Belgium during the summer! Check out the tour calendar for time and place – Hey, summer, please hurry up!"
Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about supporting acts for the band's upcoming Greek shows:
"Support acts confirmed for our Draconian Times shows in Greece. Athens/ Friday, March 18th / Scar of the Sun. Athens / Saturday, March 19th / Sorrowful Angels. Thessaloniki / Sunday, March 20th / Against My Better Judgment."
Nervecell has issued the following announcement about Karl Sanders of Nile making a guest appearance on the band's upcoming album:
"We are extremely proud to announce that Karl Sanders will be a part of our new album 'Psychogenocide' as guest vocals on the song entitled 'Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness).'
"This particular song is special to the band as it will mark the first extreme metal track ever to include both Arabic lyrics mixed in with English lyrics, and who better else to have come on board and collaborate on this theme with us than the legendary Karl Sanders!
"The word 'Shunq' in Arabic has two meanings: to choke or to be hung by the neck. The song consists mainly of ideas and knowledge gathered from sources that speak about Lucifer and the demons that serve him. The song 'Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)' speaks about the battle of us humans and these demons in reality, in the end Satan himself brought forth to justice."
The "Psychogenocide" track listing is as follows: More...
Greek act Tardive Dyskinesia has issued the following brief announcement about finishing the pre-production for nine new songs to appear on an upcoming release:
"New album pre-production finished! We have 9 new babies, a little more practice needed and then we'll be ready to get this monster on the studio! Stay tuned!"
In the mean time, you can also check out sample Tardive Dyskinesia songs available for streaming via the band's official Facebook page. You can also check out live footage of the band performing at this location.
Sybreed has announced a series of upcoming French tour dates with Beyond the Dust and Magoa. The currently announced dates for the "Pulse" tour are as follows:
April 16th @ Nancy, FR - Le Hublot
April 17th @ Paris, FR - Glazart
April 18th @ Valenciennes, FR - Igelrock
April 19th @ Messancy, BE - Rider's Park
April 26th @ Montpellier, FR - Secret Place
April 27th @ Perpignan, FR - El Mediator Club
April 28th @ Bordeaux, FR - Heretic
April 29th @ Aix-En-Provence, FR - Korigan
April 30th @ Lyon, FR - Rockstorm Fest
Finnish metal act Children of Bodom previously announced the band's new album "Relentless Reckless Forever" which is set for release in North American on March 8th, 2011. The band has now announced the following tour dates in other territories:
March 2nd - Japan
March 4th - Germany/Ireland/Austria/Switzerland/Poland/Norway
March 7th - UK/NZ/Sweden/Hungary/Asia (excl Japan)
March 8th - USA/Canada/Spain
March 9th - Finland
March 11th - Australia
With stiff competition from several other upcoming albums, "Relentless Reckless Forever" was also recently picked as the most anticipated album of 2011 in Metalunderground.com's yearly staff picks. You can also check out the music video for the new song "Was It Worth It?" at this location.
German technical death metal act Obscura is set to release the new album "Omnivium" on March 29th, 2011 through Relapse Records. The band has now teamed up with metalinjection.net to stream a new song online from the album. You can check out the new track "Vortex Omnivium" by navigating to this location.
The band also recently posted two internal art panels from the album online. Details on the artwork can be found at this location.
Some of the song titles set to appear on the album include: “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum."
Car Bomb vocalist Michael Dafferner will premiere his independent film "[why_you_do_this]" next week at the Queens World Film Festival. This world premiere will be on Friday, March 4th at 7:00pm EST at The Renaissance Auditorium (81st Street & 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights, NY. An event flyer can be viewed here and more information on the Queens World Film Festival is available at QueensWorldFilmFestival.com.
"[why_you_do_this]" is a feature-length documentary about money, touring, and technical metal. The film features interviews with members of LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA, GOATWHORE, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, THE CHARIOT, BELLA MORTE, LAST CHANCE TO REASON and CAR BOMB. An official trailer can be seen here and additional information on "[why_you_do_this]" can be found at the film’s IMDB page.
Car Bomb has been writing for the follow-up album to the band's debut full-length "Centralia." Writing and recording updates will be posted shortly.
Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about seeking Death's "Individual Thought Patterns" EP for an upcoming re-issue:
"Attention fans! Relapse Records is looking for an original copy of 'Individual Thought Patterns' on LP via Combat Records. Anyone who has a copy and can temporarily lend it to Relapse will be rewarded with some free items in addition to having their copy used as a resource in the upcoming reissue! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a copy available. Thank you all!"
Death's "The Sound of Perseverance" album was also recently re-issued as a deluxe three disc set. Details on the re-release can be found at this location.
Revoker's new album "Revenge for the Ruthless" will be released via Roadrunner Records on May 2nd, 2011. The band has now issued the following announcement about releasing a new single from the album:
"'Stay down!' out Sunday! Hey firstly we would like to say a huge thank you to Skindred and their crew for looking after us last week (you guys rule!) and a huge thank you to everyone who showed up early to the Rob Zombie shows and watched us play! We had an amazing week and we cant wait to get back out on the road!
"Anyway! You will be able to download our first single 'Stay Down' from iTunes on Sunday but if you cant wait till then to ear it, you can tune into Bamma 5 at 9pm on Sat Feb. 26th on the syfy channel to catch it on there! It would mean alot to us if you guys downloaded the single!"
The artwork for Revoker's "Stay Down" can also be viewed at this location.
Haemorrhage has completed work on the band's new full-length album and follow-up to 2006’s "Apology For Pathology." The new album, titled "Hospital Carnage," is set for a May 24th North American release date (May 30th internationally). "Hospital Carnage" will be available on CD, LP and digitally.
The album art, as designed by the band’s guitarist / vocalist Luisma, can also be viewed online here. The band recorded "Hospital Carnage" at VRS Studios with Samuel Ruiz. The album was mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound.
Advance song titled include “Traumaggedon," “Fomite Fetish," “Hospital Thieves," “Hypochondriac,” Necronatology,” and “Tumour Doner." Haemmorhage also recently shot a video for “Traumaggedon" and a premiere date will be announced shortly.
Norwegian progressive act Ulver has announced that the band will be changing the title of its forthcoming studio album. The new release, which was previously titled "Critical Geography," has now been given the name of "Wars Of The Roses." The first single from "War of the Roses," titled "February MMX," can be streamed in the player below.
Progressive hard rock veterans Uriah Heep have revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming new studio album. The album, titled "Into the Wild," is set for release on May 3, 2011 in North America through Frontiers Records. You can view the tracklisting for the album below:
1. Nail On The Head
2. I Can See You
3. Into The Wild
4. Money Talk
5. Trail Of Diamonds
8. Southern Star
9. I'm Ready
10. T-bird Angel
11. Kiss Of Freedom
Australian act Astral Winter has posted a teaser trailer for the band's upcoming album "Winter Enthroned," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"I've just uploaded a 6 minute to youtube which has a short preview of all 9 songs on the upcoming album Winter Enthroned. These songs don't represent the final product as there is still much more mixing and some instrument recording to do.
"All the vocals are done by me (Josh) as just a preview. The actual album tracks will be have Phil's recorded vocals, which we're trying to organize to record very soon! Hope you enjoy."
San Francisco Bay Area gore grind act Autopsy recently entered the studio to record a new album, which will be titled "Macabre Eternal" and is set for release this coming June through Peaceville Records. The band has now announced the "Macabre Eternal" track listing will be as follows:
1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned and Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood
Powerglove has announced new 2011 tour dates with Symphony X, Nevermore, Soilwork, and Blackguard as well as a couple of festival dates. Tour dates follow.
The band has also posted a North American tour diary from their tours with Arsis, Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall and more. The video is comprised of band-shot and fan footage. Check it out below:
Here are the latest Powerglove tour dates: More...
Tokyo Blade has issued the following announcement about postponing the band's tour rehearsals due to guitarist Andy Boulton suffering an eagle-induced injury:
"Tokyo Blade forced to postpone rehearsals for their upcoming tour as Andy Boulton a keen falconer (seen pictured here with an American Harris hawk) has badly damaged his hand after an incident with a Golden Eagle. Andy said 'the Eagle flew to me hand as usual, but when she gripped my hand her talons went straight through the gauntlet and completely through my bloody left hand! When an eagle grips it locks it's talons and there is no way of releasing it until the bird decides to let go. Not wanting to hurt her I just had to wait.'
"A quick trip to hospital and several stitches later Andy laughed and said 'it was my own stupid fault, I had the wrong gauntlet for an eagle but it won't stop me flying my birds... I love it.'
"Sadly Andy isn't ambidextrous so the band will carry on without him until he's fixed. Such a shame for a very TALON-ted band Groan!"
The band is also set to release the new album "Thousand Men Strong" on March 18th, 2011. You can check out details on hearing new samples from the album here.
Canada's Korpius has issued the following announcement about streaming a sample online from the band's new album:
"We just posted a new sample from the upcoming album 'Shades of Black' on Reverbnation. The album drops April 4th on Maple Metal Records and this new sample comes from the last song of the album.
"Our last show before the album launch party is this week-end at The Trash Bar, St-Hyacinthe. Be there!"
Korpius also recently announced a release party for the album. Details can be found at this location.
As part of the Swiss edition of the renowned Inferno Festival, held in Lausanne, Switzerland from February 25 to 27, 2011, Triptykon singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior has been invited to publicly exhibit his "Antecedent Death" death mask project for the very first time. Warrior commented on the exhibit:
"A natural extension of Warrior’s past and present endeavors, 'Antecedent Death' was begun in earnest In early 2007. Based on ideas originally explored during his youth, Warrior casts and adorns each life-size concrete death mask individually by hand. The resulting, highly acclaimed pieces have, in the meantime, become part of numerous private collections across the globe.
"The exhibition was co-curated by Sandra Henny. It will be open every day (except Sunday) until March 5, 2011. The exhibition takes place at Uniquement Vôtre, virtually next door to the official festival venue Les Docks, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The path from Les Docks to the exhibition is marked."
Additional details are available at this location.
Swedish metal outfit Soilwork has posted their new music video online for the song, "Let This River Flow." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "The Panic Broadcast," which is their first studio album to feature guitarist Peter Wichers since 2005's, "Stabbing The Drama." More...
The organisers of the United Kingdom's Download Festival has announced that a further sixteen bands have been confirmed for the event, including such big names as Disturbed, Black Stone Cherry and Cheap Trick, along with Bring Me The Horizon, Sacred Mother Tongue, All That Remains, Bowling For Soup, Devil Wears Prada, Turisas, Frank Turner, Asking Alexandria, Straight Line Stitch, Madina Lake, The King Blues, Ghost and Jameson Raid. The event will take place at Donington Castle from June 10th-12th and features the following lineup:
Def Leppard (Headliner)
System Of A Down (Headliner)
Linkin Park (Headliner)
Bullet For My Valentine
Black Stone Cherry
All That Remains
The Gaslight Anthem
Bowling For Soup
The Devil Wears Prada
Bring Me The Horizon
The Damned Things
Escape The Fate
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Masters Of Reality
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
The King Blues
Rise To Remain