Metal News for February 27, 2007
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14 news articles posted on this day.
James Delgado of KILL THE CLIENT has issued the following update regarding the band’s lineup for all forthcoming dates:
“Due to member’s work schedules the tour lineup will consist of members past and present. Jody (Kalibas, Salt this Earth, Brutal Truth) will play guitar and Bryan (Noisear, Phobia) will play drums. Both of these guys have been in the band at some point and have played quite a few shows with us in the past.”
“Chris ill meet us in California for a few dates (including Murderfest in Hollywood) where we’ll have two guitars.. That will be a first”
“Relapse is pressing the Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Kill The Client split this week I am told.. Florian Bertmer has done the art for this and we hope to finally have this in our hands really soon. Big thanks to J Randall and Scott Hull for putting us on this www.florian-bertmer.com”
“I think the Eyehategod tribute finallly came out this last week as well. Its titled “For the Sick” We do “The Confusion Machine Process” and I think it came out really good. Look for an article in the upcoming Decibel Magazine about this.”
All KILL THE CLIENT shows with ANAL CUNT / LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR
March 17 - Denver, CO @ Hubbas
March 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 19 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 20 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
March 21 - Ceres, CA @ The Workshop
March 22 - Sacramento, CA @ On the Y
March 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Fat City
March 24 - Tempe, AZ @ Big Fish (early show)
March 25 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory (Murderfest)
March 26 - Albuquerque, NM @ Compound
There is another live performance video of Hatebreed playing their track “Before Dishonor” available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was taken in Allentown PA during the Monsters Of Mayhem tour last November.
Fair to Midland have posted another new track titled "April Fools and Eggmen" to their MySpace page. The track will be included on their new album 'Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True' which will be released on June 12th.
108 are currently recording their new album at Godcity Studios with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, Cave In). Reports from the session have included quotes of "mesmerizing", "unreal", and "I can't even believe it..." 108 are planning to record over 18-20 songs with Kurt Ballou, however there is no word on how many will appear on the final album.
As previously reported, 108 recently signed to Deathwish Inc and plans to tour and play shows through the US, Europe, Japan and South America in 2007 in support of their new album.
108 Live Dates:
4/17: San Francisco, CA @ Balazo Gallery w/ Rise and Fall, Iron Age, Killing the Dream, Life Long Tragedy
Bieler Bros. Records Aussie import Karnivool recently found themselves taking home five awards at the annual WAMi Awards. Described as Western Australia Music's night of nights, the WAMi's bring together music fans and members of local, national and international members of the music industry to acknowledge and celebrate another year of achievements. Below is an excerpt from the official press release regarding the ceremony.
"After being nominated for six WAMi Awards, Karnivool took home a massive five awards. With more cake than they can chew, the Karnivool scored the WAMi Awards for Most Popular Act, Most Popular Live Act, Best Hard Rock Act, Best Guitarist (Drew Goddard) and Best Male Vocalist (Ian Kenny). The WAMi Award wins kick off a massive year for Karnivool, who are set to tour in the USA after their debut album Themata is released there through Bieler Bros Records."
Karnivool's debut album "Themata" will hit stores on April 10th. The first single of the same name is currently impacting stations across the country and can be heard on the band's latest e-card.
AOL Music has concert highlights from Nine Inch Nails' 2006 'With Teeth Tour' that you can watch online.
On the not really-metal-but-has-a-heavy-vibe front, they also have a full stream of grunge-influenced Pagoda's new self-titled album as well as a "Sessions Under Cover with Saosin" feature. Ok, although Saosin have heavier roots, this feature might not be heavy at all given that it includes a cover of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and some acoustic tracks.
Polish death metallers BEHEMOTH appear to be lining up select U.S. shows (most likely taking place around an appearance at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore festival). Dates released so far include:
April 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ Dimmu Borgir, etc.
April 29 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Cannibal Corpse, etc.
April 30 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Also, BEHEMOTH are currently wrapping up the tenuous recording process for The Apostasy, “their most ambitious and epic offering yet.” The new effort is being recorded in the band’s hometown of Gdansk with Nergal (vocals, guitars) and longtime sound engineer Malta in the producers’ chairs and is set for a late July release.
WOLF are happy to inform everyone that their latest release, The Black Flame, will be released on vinyl through the Swedish underground label Blackcave Records. Only 500 copies will be available through Blackcave mailorder, and the limited edition will be signed and numbered by the band. No release date is set at the moment, but it will be announced shortly. "There was never a doubt about releasing The Black Flame as a vinyl record, though we've been getting a lot of questions regarding the matter, we just wanted to wait for the right time to do it and we feel that we've reached that point now," the band said. "Vinyl records are very important for us and our fans and it is an important element of the heavy metal community. It's just like denim & leather - we're naked without it."
ALL THAT REMAINS, fresh off the band's first headlining tour in the US, have been confirmed for Wacken Open-Air. Check it out online [ www.wacken.com] for all the details.
You can catch ALL THAT REMAINS on the band's headlining run throughout Europe with Misery Signals and Textures.
Inked in Blood guitarist Matt McDonnell had a recent brush with death but is recovering and doing fine. According to the band, McDonnell was found on the floor of his home February 11, "cold, sweating and barely able to breathe." He was taken to a nearby hospital, where, after being put into a drug-induced coma, he was diagnosed with acute pneumonia, pleurisy and a severe staph infection in his lungs. He was released Tuesday with strict orders to rest and recover for the next month and a half. McDonnell said the incident has given him "a new lease on life. I feel extremely lucky to have been given a second chance." The band will release its sophomore full-length LP this summer, and, once the guitarist is better, plan to tour in support of the outing.
Daniel Flores of Mind's Eye has checked in with the following, "Finally! The album is done! 75 minutes of the best music we can offer! Almost 80 minutes for the Japanese release! (including bonus track). Mats "Limpan" Lindfors of Platinum mastering did an amazing job with his all new equipment and amazing ears. We have never been more satisfied with the result of songs, theme and sound of an album as we were after mastering this one. The sound is insane! Totally crushing the last album!"
You can check out a small preview from the song "Feed My Revolver" (unmastered) and a small video taken from the included "The making of…" DVD. The full video for the song "Feed my revolver" is expected on the the band's official website eventually.
The mastered album is being sent to Lion Music for release (exact release date to be determined).
As previously reported the new album "A Gentleman's Hurricane" will include the following tracks
01. Praying for confession
02. Seven days
04. Chaos unleashed
05. Hells invitations
06. Feed my revolver
07. Ashes to ashes
08. Red winter sirens
09. Skin crawl
10. Graveyard hands
11. Say goodnight
12. Pandora's musical box
The album will also be released with a making of DVD and Comic chronicling the story.
Shadows Fall has posted the second webisode of the making of their upcoming album, "Threads of Life," which is due April 3, 2007. You can watch the video on YouTube or below. The first webisode can still be found here. More...
Coming off a 24-date, SRO North American headlining tour and their first-ever Grammy win, thrash icons SLAYER will head off to Australia for their first tour there in five years. The six dates will begin on April 12 in Perth, and will take the band to the country's major markets - Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, with the April 21 closing date in Auckland, New Zealand. The critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated band Mastodon will be special guests on all dates.
Earlier this month, Slayer was awarded the Grammy for the track "Eyes of the Insane" in the category of Best Metal Performance. "Eyes of the Insane" is on the band's most recent album, "Christ Illusion," which was released on August 8, 2006 and became the band's highest-ever chart debut, coming in at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 in the U.S. "Christ Illusion" was also a top 10 album internationally in its first week.
After the Australian dates, Slayer will play the major European festivals over the summer. That itinerary will be announced shortly.
Slayer's Australian tour dates are as follows:
April 12 Metro City , Perth, Australia
April 14 Thebarton Theatre , Adelaide, Australia
April 15 Vodafone Arena , Melbourne, Australia
April 17 Hordern Pavilion , Sydney, Australia
April 19 Riverstage , Brisbane, Australia
April 21 St. James Theatre , Auckland, NZ
Obituary will return to the studio in March to begin recording their next studio effort. According to frontman John Tardy, the band is "still working on the new CD and are getting really excited about these new songs. This is some pretty sick sh--. I still do not know what we are going to do about a record label. We are still talking with a few labels and trying to work something out. Hopefully something gets done soon, so we can move forward and concentrate on future events." In the meantime, you can catch the band's live set starting March 24 in Hollywood at the Los Angeles Murderfest.