Metal News for February 28, 2006
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17 news articles posted on this day.
xReignOfTerrorx are set to hit the road for several weeks. Here are the tour dates:
dates w/ AFB
3/1 Reno NV @ VFW Hall
3/2 Fallon NV @ Jave-n-Java
3/3 Lancaster CA @ Ceeder Center
3/4 Bakersfield CA @ Jerry's Pizza
3/5 Azsusa CA @ Smart City Grind
3/7 Las Vegas NV @ Big Dave's
3/8 Phoenix AZ @ The Phix
3/10 El Paso TX @ House Of Rock N Roll
3/11 Odessa TX @ The Music Factory
3/12 Lubboc TX @ The Way
3/14 Houston TX @ Walter's
3/17 Johnson City TN @ The Refuge
3/18 Nashville TN @ The Muse
3/19 Louisville KY @ Bulldog Cafe
3/21 Detroit MI @ Alvin's
dates w/ AFB, In This Defiance
3/22 Springfield IL @ Black Sheep Cafe
3/23 Milwaukee WI @ Shorewood Legion Post
3/24 Trention OH @ The Fishermans Club
3/25 Grove City PA @ Sun Gin's
3/26 Altoona PA @ The Lions Den
3/27 Buffalo NY @ Broadway Joe's
3/29 Albany NY @ Valentines Upstairs
3/30 Manchester NJ @ Pine Lake Clubhouse
3/31 Worcester MA @ QVCC
4/1 Hudson MA @ Roller Kingdom
4/2 Queens NY @ Redzone
4/3 Lemoyne PA @ ChampionShip
4/4 Ship Bottom NJ @ The Quarter Deck
dates w/ In This Defiance, Deathblow
4/5 Richmond VA @ The Canal Club
4/6 VA Beach @ Sweet Caroline's
4/7 Kernsville NC @ Kernsville Community House
4/8 Summerville SC @ American Legion Post 21
4/9 Myrtle Beach SC @ The Social
One Dead Three Wounded are set to tour the East for several weeks. Here are the tour dates:
3/3 Bordentown, NJ @ The Ramada Inn
3/4 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
3/5 Greensboro, NC @ Greene St. Club
3/6 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
3/7 Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social Spot
3/8 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/9 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7g
3/10 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pitt
3/11 Daytona Beach, FL @ The Seabreeze Lounge
3/12 Orlando, FL @ Island Oasis
3/14 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
3/15 Summerville, SC @ Summerville American Legion
3/17 Virginia Beach, VA @ The Warehouse
3/18 Danville, VA @ Plan B
3/20 Altoona, PA @ The Lions Den
3/21 Buffalo, NY @ The Showplace Theartre
3/22 Albany, NY @ Scarlet East Studios
3/23 Ashland, MA @ The Ashland Game Club
w/ August Burns Red, Life in Your Way, The Risk Taken, Mercury Switch
3/24 Cromwell, CT @ The Cromwell Knights of Columbus
3/25 Newburgh, NY @ VFW Post 973
3/26 Nashua, NH @ Club Drifters
Candiria have finished recording a good portion of their upcoming album, which they hope to release this summer. Here's an update from the band:
"It's been brought to my attention that we really haven't made any real attempt on getting concise info out about what we have been up to since the new year has begun. So here goes. This should give you a bit of an idea.
We started out writing new material in Jupiter 4 Studios during the first few weeks of January. Jupiter 4 is the studio owned and run by Ken Schalk and his brother Steve Schalk. We used the time there to write as much music as we could come up with. We then tracked drums there to about 16 different songs/peices of music. We also used this time after the drums were tracked to work out vocal ideas and let Carley do scratch tracks.
From there we took the recorded drums and went to see our old friend Mike Barile over at Purple Light Studios. We have always loved working with Mike and we new that we were going to get the sounds we wanted if we recorded with him. The combination of his gear and the gear we own is just phenomenal for what we are trying to accomplish.
We spent the next few weeks recording all of the bass and guitar tracks. Then allowed Carley some more time to work on more vocal ideas and lay down some more scratch tracks to see where we was at with all of the songs.
And that friends is where we are at today. We move on to the real vocal sessions in a week or so. And from there we are in the home stretch. I think there is a great chance of this record seeing an early summer release."
Boston thrashers CANNAE have teamed up with sponsors Unrestrained! Magazine and Galy Records to headline a string of shows throughout Canada. Dubbed the "Storming The Border" tour, CANNAE will be joined by Canadian bands BLOODSHOTEYE and 3 Mile Scream on the 15-date tour of cities throughout the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
"We're looking forward to playing Canada again, ever since the last time we were there with God Forbid and Sworn Enemy," CANNAE drummer Colin Conway says. "It was only a short amount of time we spent in the western section of Canada, but the shows were nothing short of amazing. We have always had a great time playing in Canada, and we're hoping that these upcoming shows will be no exception in spreading the word of Cannae throughout the Great White North."
Before crossing the boarder, CANNAE will play with The Red Death in Rochester, NY. The conclusion of the "Storming The Border" tour will coincide with the band's appearance at the third Sherbrooke Metalfest, alongside Canadian natives Neuraxis and Buried Inside. CANNAE is continuing to support last year's Gold Becomes Sacrifice (Prosthetic Records).
CANNAE on tour:
3/16 Rochester, NY Penny Arcade
UNRESTRAINED! Magazine and GALY RECORDS present:
CANNAE, BLOODSHOTEYE, 3 MILE SCREAM
"Storming the Border" Canadian Tour 2006
3/17 London, Ontario - The Embassy
3/18 Windsor, Ontario - 1214
3/19 Chatham, Ontario - Riverplace Banquet Hall
3/21 Hamilton, Ontario - The Underground
3/22 Brampton, Ontario - The Raxx
3/23 St. Catherines, Ontario - The Red Square
3/24 Burlington, Ontario - Burlington Lions Club
3/25 Toronto, Ontario - The Hybrid
3/26 Sudbury, Ontario - Sudbury Arts Council
3/27 Peterborough, Ontario - The Red Dog Tavern
3/28 Trois-Riviere, Quebec - Rock Cafe Le Stage
3/29 Montreal, Quebec - Club Saphire
3/30 Quebec City, Quebec - L'Arlequin
3/31 St. Hyacinthe, Quebec - Salle Le Louvre
4/01 Sherbrooke, Quebec - 1085 Boulevard Alexandre (Sherbrooke Metalfest)
Upon first listen, the experimental thrash metal approach of Space Coast, Florida's, Perdiem, may throw off the usual crowd that're brainwashed into appreciating only the standard blast beat, scream your guts out formula that most new metal bands use to be accepted. I was immediately intrigued by what Perdiem was doing and I'm glad to be able to open others eyes to this growing underground heavy music talent. More...
Crossover Flamenco-metalers have posted a new music video on Flametal.com. Three new songs from Benjamin Woods' flamenco guitar album "bedroom sessions" have been posted on the site as well (free mp3s).
In gig news, March 1, Flametal will open lucifer's hammer-metal night at the Elbo Room, 18th and Valencia, San Francisco. Flametal plays from 9:45-10:30pm followed by Saviors, then the Headliners, Wolves in the Throne Room.
Baltimore based hard rock veterans Dog Fashion Disco, have announced their CD release party for their new album, Adultery, March 31st, 2006 at the Recher Theatre in Towson, MD at 9pm.
The CD release party will celebrate the release of the band’s new album Adultery, which is due for release on April 4th, 2006 on Los Angeles based Rotten Records. Adultery is Dog Fashion Disco’s third album of metal, hardcore, jazz and lounge fusion. The album is the first time the band has attempted to create a concept record that takes listeners on a journey through one man’s self-destruction. The album plays like a movie with Dog Fashion Disco playing the soundtrack to one man’s demented journey.
“Adultery is about this seemingly normal guy in his mid- 30's, with a wife, kids and a good job. He starts to flirt with drugs, prostitutes and eventually gives in to his dark desires and sadistic and murderous lifestyle. This record is this guy’s life spiraling out of control into a demented and dark place,” says Dog Fashion Disco frontman Todd Smith about the concept behind his band’s latest offering. “There are so many twists and turns on this record it’s more like listening to a movie at times, but the song structure still remains.”
Recorded in the bowels of Baltimore with producer Steven Wright (Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, SR-71), Adultery is a well calculated exercise in musical fusion. "This record doesn’t follow any formula for style or genre. The record goes from jazz to metal and Ska to R&B and country,” says keyboardist Jeff Siegel. “It’s a way for us to keep the element of surprise there in every song. All the bands we love experiment to some extent."
Blood & Ink Records has announced the signing of WITH BLOOD COMES CLEANSING to their roster. Calling Albany, Georgia home, the band's well-crafted metallic sound and powerful vocal presence have helped them to gain notoriety throughout their area and elsewhere in the country. WITH BLOOD COMES CLEANSING are currently on tour alongside Pluto Records' IMPERIAL and will be doing dates in late February/March with Solid State Records' BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE, as well as appearing at Blood & Ink Fest in Virginia Beach, VA.
WITH BLOOD COMES CLEANSING plan to enter Planet Red Studios (BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WINTER SOLSTICE, SCARLET) later in the year to record their debut album for Blood & Ink Records. In the meantime, songs from the band's demo can be heard on their MySpace page.
Mortiis will be featured on an episode of the Norwegian television show "Lydverket" on Wednesday, March 1. The subject of the program is masks and images in rock music and Mortiis' prosthetic-enhanced frontman made the band an obvious choice for the program. Noted for his unique image, the frontman of the same name began wearing a full mask in 1994 as part of the full Mortiis concept. "Lydverket" captures Mortiis years later as the concept has evolved and Mortiis has begun removing the mask during live shows.
The "Lydverket" crew followed Mortiis for nine months, filming and interviewing the band numerous times on tour in England and Norway and at photo shoots. "Lydverket" (Norwegian for "soundworks") is Norway's biggest and most respected music program with an average of 150,000 viewers and airs on the country's largest channel. The episode will also include Slipknot, KISS' first manager Bill Aucoin, and Alice Cooper, among others.
This episode of "Lydverket" will first air on NRK1 on Wednesday, March 1 at 23.10 (11:10 p.m.) and will re-play on NRK2 Sunday, March 5.
Mortiis is currently working on new material. A follow up to last year's "The Grudge" is planned for this year.
The band is also set for a debut homeland single release when a special version of "DECADENT AND DESPERATE" is released. Taken from the seminal 'THE GRUDGE' album, "DECADENT AND DESPERATE" is released in Norway on Earache on March 6, 2006.
"DECADENT AND DESPERATE" comes in three formats, all including exclusive non-album tracks. Both 7" versions feature artwork including two poster sleeves and the CD contains one post-Grudge song "UNDERDOG".
DECADENT AND DESPERATE track listing:
7" MOSH 306
01. Decadent and Desperate (Album version)
02. Parasite God (live in London)*
7" MOSH 306S
01. Decadent and Desperate (Album version)
02. Way Too Wicked (Absinthium Mix)*
01. Decadent and Desperate (Album version)
03. Gibber (Gibbering Idiot Mix)*
* denotes non-album track
Now in it's 14th year, the Big Day Out is Australia's largest one-day music festival, travelling to five major cities in Australia as well as Auckland, New Zealand. While previous years have seen big-name metal acts included in the lineup such as Slipknot, Metallica, Hatebreed, and Soulfly, the 2006 bill was a little lighter in tone with Iggy and the Stooges, The White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand and Kings of Leon topping the list of 30-odd bands. More...
Feb 17th, 2006 – Ft Wayne, IN – Pieres Nightclub
Well the night didn’t start out good. Besides being late and missing Halestorm and some asshole bumping into me and knocking my camera to the ground and breaking it (The reason why I didn’t photograph Seether), the night wasn’t that bad considering all I endured.
So I did miss Halestorm, although I did have the pleasure of seeing/photographing them in Detroit on Dec 17th, 2005 in Detroit. Great band with lots of potential. Look for them in your Neighborhood. More...
Skinless have announced the following tour dates which also includes a release party for their new album, "Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead":
with Exodus, Cryptopsy, Immolation, Full Blown Chaos:
April 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NE Metal & Hardcore Fest)
April 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Suffocation
May 20 - Middletown, NY @ Death In The Forest Fest
May 27/28 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners (record release show)
Cattle Decapitation have announced that they will finish their tour with the following dates:
May 30 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
May 31 - Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
June 1 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Showplace
June 2 - Somerville, MA @ Good Times Emporium w/ Cryptopsy
June 4 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
June 6 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
June 8 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 9 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
June 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
June 11 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Disgorge have posted the following update reguarding their tour down under:
"Disgorge has completed the New Zealand leg of the tour! All the shows where brutal and Insane, We would like to thank everyone for the sickest hospitality! We have the most dedicated fans and friends ever, so thanks you fuckin cunts for the oppurtunity to play New Zealand, We will be leaving for Australia in a few days so again we look forward to more shows to come! See all of you heads there in a few days!"
Kamelot have posted the following update:
"We are pleased to announce that Kamelot will be returning to Norway for the Ragnarock Festival in August 2006.
Work continues on Kamelot first DVD "One Cold Winter's Night," the release is tentative due for a Fall/Winter release and is sure to please all the fans. The incredible concert in Oslo includes special appearance from Simone Simons (Epica), Sascha Paeth and Snowy Shaw plus many more!
Next album news! In a recent phone call with guitarist Thomas Youngblood stated "We are now in full writing mode for the followup to 'The Black Halo.' There are tons of ideas and we are very excited about what we are coming up with. We hope to be in Germany this Summer recording the next album and once again we will have Sascha and Miro on board to produce the songs".
Many more live appearances are being planned including a possible North American tour, stay tuned!"
Enlaved have issued the following update:
"Enslaved has just returned to base in Bergen, after a hectic weekend in the wilderness. They recorded material for two videos to support their coming "RUUN" album (album due to be released May 8th '06). The first video "Path to Vanir" will be released before the end of March '06, while follow-up video "Essence" will be out there during mid-summer."
Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have uploaded their cover of the PANTERA classic "Mouth for War" on their MySpace page. "This cover was supposed to appear on a Dimebag tribute album, but the tribute never happened," the band write in a statement. "This cover is raw, dirty and unpolished...just the way we like it! We'd like to think Dime [late PANTERA guitarist] would get a kick out of it. This track was never intended for any kind of profit, so please download the hell out of it!"
ENFORSAKEN's new album, "Sinner's Intuition", is scheduled for release on March 7 via Crash Music Inc.. The follow-up to 2004's "Forever Endeavor" (Olympic/Century Media) was recorded at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer/owner Chris Djuricic and assistant Aaron Brigman. The album was mastered at The Bolier Room Studios in Chicago, IL with Collin Jordan.
"Sinner's Intuition" will feature back-up vocals from Swedish multi-instrumentalist/producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, PAN THY MONIUM).