Metal News for February 6, 2005
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15 news articles posted on this day.
British Death metallers GOREROTTED will fly out to Aexxys-Art Studio (Munich, Germany) to begin recording "A New Dawn For The Dead", their highly anticipated third album. For the first time GOREROTTED will move from their usual studio to work with longtime live sound engineer Markus Roedl on the new material.
Artwork for "A New Dawn For The Dead" will be handled by artist Mick Kenny (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, NAPALM DEATH). The album is scheduled for release in June 2005 via Metal Blade Records.
Vocalist Ben Goreskin had these words to say on the subject: More...
Sweden´s Melodic Death Metal steamroller DARK TRANQUILLITY entered the official charts with their new album "Character" in the following countries:
#83 in the official German album charts
#3 in the official Swedish album charts
#1 in the official Swedish metal charts
#57 in the official Italian album charts
#30 in the official Finnish album charts
#1 in the official Greek metal charts
#39 in official UK rock charts
The whole band and Century Media Records would like to thank all the fanatics and friends out there for their phenomenal support!
Texas doomsters Las Cruces back in action! They are currently working on their 3rd full length album set to be released summer of 2005. Songs included are: Farewell, Banished, In My Sadness, Grin...
Las Cruces plays an early-Sabbath style reminiscent of bands like St. Vitus or The Obsessed. Members are: Mark Zamarron vocals, George Trevino guitar, Mando Tovar guitar, Paul DeLeon drums. First live appearance since 2001 will be at the Templars of Doom Fest II in July of 2005. Cheers and Doom on.
Minneapolis Mayhem 2 Metalfest will take place over two days - Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th at Star Central in Columbia Heights, MN. The latest act confirmed for the festival is DEW SCENTED.
Acts scheduled to appear now include: DEW SCENTED, THROCULT, THE CHASM, SUMMON, SODOM, SADUS and AVENGER OF BLOOD. More acts will be announced soon.
Norway's MADDER MORTEM have posted the following update:
"We'll be headlining the second day of the upcoming "Hamar Metal Festival" at Hydranten! The festival lasts for two days, 25.02 - 26.02. Tickets costs 250,- NOK per day, or 400,- NOK for both days.
The bands playing will be: Borgarholt, Pestiferous, Susperia, Khold the first day, and Mute, Dread, Cynicon, Fortress of Grief and us. For more info, visit the Hamar Ungdom website.
This will be a great event for all Heavy Heads of Hedmark (or other places), so grab your good mood and be there!!!"
Behemoth singer Nergal has posted the following message:
"We have done 13 shows so far and I must say that's the best U.S. tour so far. Things are going very smoothly... All the Arizona shows went good, as usual. But California was nothing but awesome. We've just played a sold out show at Hollywood's Key Club, which was totally outstanding experience. The album has been out for two weeks now and crowds already know the songs and chant the lyrics. Also our soundscan reports are charting Demigod is selling well, and already doubled sales of our previous record. We are heading to north now...I will update you with news from Behemoth camp as soon as possible. Horns up!!!"
On related news, UK magazine Terrorizer recently conducted reader's poll for 2004 and Behemoth scored 4th position as world's best live band. Also ranked as 10th best band and 10th best album of 2004.
Metal Church have posted this message on their official website:
To our European fans, we just wanted to let you know that we apologize for the confusion surrounding our upcoming tour, which was to start in March 2005. Our record company has advised us to postpone and reschedule a tour for late spring/early summer, in order to have proper promotion and organization. New dates are coming in as we speak, and we will be posting them here the minute they are confirmed. One date that IS confirmed is the Wacken festival. We can't wait to get there, and are looking forward to kicking ass all over Europe as soon as we can!
Thanks again for all your support!
Armageddon Music have announced a March 21 release date for the "Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" 3-CD set. The package will feature more than 220 minutes and 38 bands, along with liner notes, photos and information about the annual German metal festival. Here is the complete track listing:
01. ANTHRAX - "Indians"
02. ANTHRAX - "Only"
03. DESTRUCTION - "Nailed To The Cross"
04. CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Sixpounder"
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Dormant Bodies Bursting"
06. MAYHEM - "Pargans Fears"
07. DEATH ANGEL - "Thicker Than Blood"
08. UNLEASHED - "To Asgaard We Fly"
09. ORPHANAGE - "Five Crystals"
10. EKTOMORF - "I Know Them"
11. EKTOMORF - "Destroy"
12. BAL-SAGOTH - "The Emperial Lexicon"
13. MNEMIC - "Ghost"
14. CATHEDRAL - "Stained Glass Horizon"
15. NEVERMORE - "Enemies Of Reality"
Disc 2: More...
The current album by Swedish Melodic Death-masters In Flames is now available as a Digipak with the CD and 5-track-DVD. In this package, you will find "Soundtrack To Your Escape" on CD plus a DVD containing the following videos:
1. The Quiet Place
2. Touch Of Red
3. Watch Them Feed (live at Wacken Open Air 2003)
4. Only For The Weak (live at Wacken Open Air 2003)
5. The Making Of “Soundtrack To Your Escape” (feat.Daniel Bergstrand)
Available Feb. 21 everywhere.
Wednesday 13 and company (Ghastly, Kid Kid, and Pig) recently returned from Los Angeles were they completed filming the video for the first single "I Walked With A Zombie." In fact, the first cut of it arrived at Roadrunner yesterday (2/03). As it stands now, it looks great (fact, not opinion). Just a couple minor changes needed, and it will be ready to go. Final cut should be in sometime next week.
As for the shoot itself, Wednesday 13 had the following to say:
This was the easiest video shoot I've been a part of so far...but it was also the weirdest, too. We shot everything on green screen so that was really odd, but it will all make sense in the end. The concept puts the band in the classic horror film Night Of The Living Dead. We are interacting with the characters in the movie as well as performing in a graveyard and inside the house. It should be entertaining and funny to say the least.
Wednesday 13 "Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead" coming this April.
Guitar World has a new feature on their site called "Dear Guitar Hero" and currently, you can ask Adam D. of Killswitch Engage or Jim Root of Slipknot anything you'd like. Click here to submit a question. Selected questions will be answered in an upcoming issue of Guitar World.
Killswitch Engage will be on the Taste of Chaos tour all Spring, and release "The End of Heartache: Special Edition 3/1."
Slipknot is hitting the road for the Subliminal Verses World Tour with Lamb of God and Shadows Fall.
Right after wrapping up their support slot for Mastodon and Dozer Norway’s Extol will support the mighty God Forbid in UK on their forthcoming headlining tour:
Mar. 19 (UK) London Underworld
Mar. 20 (Wales) Cardiff Barfly
Mar. 21 (UK) Oxford Zodiac
Mar. 22 (Scotl.) Glasgow King Tuts
Mar. 23 (UK) Northumbria Uni
Mar. 24 (UK) Manchester Academy 3
Mar. 25 (UK) Liverpool Uni
Mar. 26 (UK) Sheffield Corperation
Support will be UK’s Ted Maul.
Don’t miss them on European mainland with Mastodon and Dozer:
Feb. 19 (D) Hamburg Knust
Feb. 20 (D) Cologne Underground
Feb. 21 (D) Berlin Kato
Feb. 22 (D) Munich Backstage
Feb. 23 (CH) Vevey Rocking Chair
Feb. 25 (I) Milan C-Side
Feb. 27 (E) Madrid Arena
Feb. 28 (E) Barcelona Mephisto
Mar. 02 (B) Brussels Abbox
Mar. 03 (F) Paris Boule Noir
Mar. 04 (NL) Amsterdam Melkweg
Mar. 05 (NL Nijmegen Doornroosje
Mar. 06 (DK) Copenhagen Lille Vega
Mar. 07 (S) Malmo Kulturbolaget
Mar. 08 (S) Stockholm Klubben
Mar. 09 (N) Oslo John Dee
Or on one of their other shows:
Feb. 17 (N) Oslo Sub Scene (Release Party)
Mar. 11-13 (S) Linköping Bobfest
Apr. 07 (N) Bergen Hulen
The countdown starts on Monday, February 7th with a weekly documentary about the making of this most extreme & unyielding metal album, starring Devin Townsend (vocals / guitars), Jed Simon (guitars), Byron Stroud (bass) and Gene Hoglan (drums) - collectively known as Strapping Young Lad.
Check out www.centurymedia.de/syl to view the Making Of “Alien” online:
- The first part will be online February 7th (Recording session at the Armoury Studio in Vancouver)
- The second part will be online February 14th (Gene Hoglan pounds through 11 tracks at Armoury Studio in only three days)
- The third part will be online February 21st (At Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, recording bass, guitars and female vocal for "Possessions")
- The fourth part will be online February 28th (At the Dev Lab, recording vocals and keys)
- The fifth part will be online March 7th (The technical secrets of "Alien": Devin talks about effects and samples)
- The sixth part will be online March 14th (More technical secrets of "Alien": Gene Hoglan talks about drums)
- The seventh and final part online March 21st (Even more technical secrets of "Alien": Byron Stroud about his bass equipment, Dave Young's keyboard tricks and an insight to Jed Simon's guitar world)
You can see all parts in high-resolution quality on the bonus DVD of the limited first edition of "Alien."
Strapping Young Lad "Alien" out in Europe on March 21st, 2005.
Visit Strapping Young Lad's website: www.strappingyounglad.com.
Good Life Recordings has officially signed Germany's A Traitor Like Judas. Formed in late-2000, the metal/hardcore band has previously released material with Let It Burn Records, Winter Recordings, and Erdkampf Records. Their Good Life debut will be available later this year. You can check out some of the group's older material here.
Byzantine have announced the departure of long-time bassist, Chris Adams. The split was "very amicable" and "due to musical differences." The group will soon begin looking for a replacement.