Metal News for February 28, 2007
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Fresh off an immensely successful headlining tour and currently gearing up for a return trip to Europe for headlining duties, Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS have now been confirmed as direct support to Welsh metal band Bullet For My Valentine Stateside in May before making a return trip to Europe for the band's debut at Wacken: Open-Air 2007 in Germany.
Continuing to support the band's latest album, 'The Fall of Ideals,' ALL THAT REMAINS has already toured Europe twice for the record and will return at the end of March with Textures and Misery Signals, in addition to appearing on Ozzfest 2006 and touring Stateside with DragonForce and Killswitch Engage among others.
The band's latest video, for the track "The Air That I Breathe," recently hit #1 on Music Choice's Videos On Demand programming, in addition to seeing exposure on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. The video can be seen online here.
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Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE will depart on a two week West Coast tour with Creator Destructor labelmates Cerberus. Now supporting the re-release of the band's second full-length, The Nature of Betrayal, through a distribution deal with Prosthetic Records, the tour marks THE FUNERAL PYRE's return to the road after the band's jaunt with Apiary and Dryline in November and December of 2006 and a handful of southern California appearances since then. The band will also make an appearance at the first day of California Metalfest, having played the inaugural California Metalfest last year as well, and THE FUNERAL PYRE will make its New England Metal and Hardcore Festival debut in April, playing the Fest's first date.
Grabbing influence from At The Gates, Shai Hulud, Dissection and Emperor, THE FUNERAL PYRE has been a staple in the underground Los Angeles music scene since its formation in 2000 and self-releasing several demos, a split 7 inch, and a self-financed full-length debut prior to The Nature of Betrayal.
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Machine Head brings you into the studio as they record their forthcoming album, "The Blackening." This is the third and last installment before the March 27th release of The Blackening, and is an extra you can't find anywhere else. You can watch the video here.
Machine Head is currently on tour with labelmates Trivium until April in support of Lamb of God.
Hot Cross have posted the dates for a brief UK tour in June. The band will be touring in support of Risk Revival. Here are the tour dates:
6/20 London Barfly
6/21 Southampton Joiners
6/22 Kingston Fighting Cox
6/23 Nottingham Rock City
6/24 Glasgow Nice and Sleazy
6/25 Newcastle Head of Steam
6/27 Coventry Taylor John's House
6/28 Exeter Cavern
6/29 Bristol Croft
The cover art from Sonic Syndicate's new album "Only Inhuman" has been posted on Pivotal Rockordings' MySpace blog. Additionally, the European release date via Nuclear Blast Records has been revealed as May 18th. Furthermore, you can pre-order the album here.
London, Ontario based female rockers, KITTIE, released FUNERAL FOR YESTERDAY on their own X OF INFAMY RECORDS on 2/20/07 to great fan and critic reaction. The album roared into the Billboard Top 200 at #101 as the 8th highest debut of the week (7th highest on the Indie Charts). Most impressive was the record's debut at #20 on the iTunes Pop Albums chart this week.
The band's single and title track, "Funeral For Yesterday," has gained a foothold at rock radio with stations like WRIF in Detroit, MI and WKLQ in Grand Rapids, MI getting its start with nearly 2 million in audience. The video for the single will be released soon and already has numerous early add commitments. KITTIE has mounted a headline tour and taken out friends Walls Of Jericho and 36 Crazyfists to support them. The successful US run will continue through the end of March 2007. The band plans to tour behind FUNERAL FOR YESTERDAY throughout the year, to reach fans everywhere.
Pennsylvania thrashers, Beyond Fallen, post the following update on their Myspace page:
"You all have been asking for it we you got it 2 tracks from the upcoming release "Mindfire" check em out let us know what you think. You will be able to get a different song on our lables site soon.
Chris Volz, formerly of FLAW and the recently-disbanded Five.Bolt.Main, is currently recording and will be releasing his debut solo album on Rock Ridge Music this fall. The album title and track list will be announced once recording is finished. Manning the production side of things are a team including Matt Chiaravalle (Kittie, Crossbreed, Warren Zevon) and Rock Ridge Music principals. Earlier this month, the members of Five.Bolt.Main parted ways and Volz began work on his solo record.
Says Rock Ridge Music principal Jason Spiewak of the recording process: “Working with Volz has been awesome. The songs that he’s working on are deeply personal. The music and lyrics speak about his life, his experiences, his connection to music.”
Volz himself is very excited about the new material. “We’ve got a great team working on the record, and it’s giving me a chance to fully express myself in a solo capacity,” Volz says. “I’ve put a lot of time and effort into the material for this album, and it’s based on stuff I’ve worked on for years. The songs are somewhat of a growth process for me as an artist, but I’m looking forward to finishing it and getting it out there for people to hear it.”
Volz plans to tour in support of the album later this year, but in the meantime, he has lined up a handful of shows with his former band, FLAW, with whom he’ll be hitting the Midwest in March.
ANAAL NATHRAKH have announced the following upcoming tour dates:
April 7 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival
April 8 - Antwerp, BEL @ No Mercy
April 9 - Tilburg, NET @ No Mercy
April 20 - Birmingham, UK @ Barfly
April 21 - London, UK @ Purple Turtle (Infernal Damnation Fest IV)
More dates have been released for ESTRADASPHERE’s upcoming U.S. tour:
March 26 - Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater w/ Secret Chiefs 3
March 29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 30 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
March 31 - Boulder, CO @ Trilogy Wine Bar
April 2 - Kansas City, MO @ The Hurricane
April 3 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
April 6 - Toronto, ON @ Tranzac
April 7 - Montreal, QC @ Les Saints
April 8 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
April 9 - New York, NY @ Tonic
April 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
April 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
April 15 - Mobile, AL @ Cellblock
April 16 - Austin, TX @ Emos
April 17 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Wreck Room
April 20 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
April 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Attic
Italy’s NOVEMBRE appear to be planning a North American tour for later this year. The first date to be released is as follows:
September 22 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx w/ Todesbonden
NOVEMBERS DOOM have announced a few more upcoming tour dates:
April 21 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room (Chicago Powerfest)
April 25 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx w/ Saturnus, Thurisaz
June 16 - Chicago, IL @ The Double Door w/ Bible Of The Devil, Slough Feg
Never a band to stray away from controversy, it has been revealed that DEICIDE will be appearing on the three-day “Reclaiming the Throne” tour, hitting Floridian cities with CHORONZON and many other Floridian based death metal bands. Organizers of the tour, Possessed Productions, hope to “bring Death Metal in Florida back to its’ status in the early 90’s,” fittingly requesting DEICIDE to front the tour, one of the founding fathers of death metal and Florida natives. The tour will kick off April 6 and end on April 8, aptly bringing a sprinkle of devilish metal on one of the most sacred Catholic holidays.