Metal News for February 6, 2006
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21 news articles posted on this day.
THE DEFACED, the Swedish band featuring DARKANE/TERROR 2000 guitarist Klas Ideberg, have posted the following message on their official web site:
"We're almost done recording the vocals for the next THE DEFACED album. Jens [Broman; CONSTRUCDEAD, HATELIGHT] has been tracking vocals now for three weekends and he's really been working his ass off. He’s been pushing limits and Jesus Christmas, it sounds awesome! He brings so many new textures to the songs and his voice absolutely fits the songs like a prostitute in a brothel.
"The final vocal parts will be tracked this weekend. After that we'll schedule the mixing of the album as soon as possible, though it may take a little while longer than we expected. This is due to the fact that Klas will handle the mixing duties (like he recently did on DARKANE's and TERROR 2000's latest efforts) and since he's just become a first-time father, we'll schedule the mixing to fit his agenda. The main thing is that the result is going to be top notch. We don't want to rush anything (even though it's about fucking time we get this album out), we simply want to give you one hell of an album."
THE DEFACED's most recent album, "Karma In Black", was issued in 2003 via Italy's Scarlet Records.
KITTIE have issued the following update via their website:
“Kittie's brand new digital EP, Never Again, which is released tomorrow, February 7th, is now available for full streaming through AOL Music's Full CD Listening Party, and will continue to be up during the week of the release!
Check out AOL's Full CD Listening Party to get a taste of whats to come, and remember to get Kittie's Never Again digital EP, available February 7th on iTunes (where a fourth bonus track will be available), walmart.com, napster.com, musicmatch.com or anywhere else all legal downloads are sold!”
A brand-new PRONG demo track, entitled "Third Option", has been posted online at the group's MySpace.com page. Check it out at www.myspace.com/prong.
PRONG bassist Mike Longworth recently told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group have abandoned the search for a second guitarist and have chosen to stick with the "traditional" three-piece format. "We've done several shows at the end of 2005 [as a trio] and it's sounding tighter than ever!!!!" Longworth said.
PRONG are currently seeking a new label home while continuing to write material for the follow-up to 2004's "Scorpio Rising" (Locomotive Music), tentatively due before the end of the year.
PRONG's current lineup is as follows:
Tommy Victor - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Longworth - Bass
Aaron Rossi - Drums
Century Media Records report that BRAND NEW SIN are in full songwriting mode for the follow-up to their Recipe For Disaster album.
Joe Altier (vocals) checks in with the following report: “I want to thank everyone for 2005. We got to tour with Motorhead, COC, LOA, BLS, and make good friends with all the guys in Mercy Clinic, Bloodsimple, Scum Of The Earth, Society 1, Dog Faced Gods. I want to thank my band mates, crew and our families for once again being there for me (us) thru everything, all the extended sin family for housing us, getting us drunk, and plain just making us feel at home wherever we go. We will continue to make music, so hopefully you will keep coming out to see us.
“The main focus right now is writing the follow up to Recipe For Disaster. We will hopefully be recording this spring and the boys and me are hard at work once again 5 nights a week hammering out some new tunes. We will spend the next two months writing and demoing new material. We are very excited! I promise to keep everyone updated on the progress and news about this in the coming weeks. And as the hometown show goers know this record is being fueled by Tequila so you better watch out.”
In other news, Brand New Sin will headline at Gatherings in Phoenix, NY on February 10th. The band’s video for the track ‘Days Are Numbered’ can currently be seen at this location.
IN FLAMES have announced an AOL Music "Advance Listening Party", previewing their long-awaited new album Come Clarity. Come Clarity will be released in North America on February 7th through Ferret Music. The In Flames/AOL Music Advance Listening Party will enable AOL Music listeners to hear the band's highly anticipated new album in its entirety. Come Clarity will be available to preview beginning today (Monday, February 6th) through Sunday, February 12th at the AOL Music Full CD Listening Party page here. AOL Music has a monthly audience of more than 17,000,000.
Still Remains have recently announced nearly 60 North American tour dates including a headlining tour that will take them into May. The massive run starts with a stint as direct support to Throwdown, then a batch of dates with Shadows Fall and finally the headlining tour. "We love touring," stated singer TJ Miller. "We can't wait to tour with two of our favorite bands Throwdown and Shadows Fall and we're super excited for the headlining tour where we can give our fans the full Still Remains experience." Still Remains is touring in support of their debut album Of Love and Lunacy, which was released in May 2005. The band just returned from the triumphant tour in the UK with Bullet For My Valentine, Hawthorne Heights and Aiden that got 5 stars from Kerrang Magazine. Says Miller, "The crowds night after night were awesome- massive circle pits, insane crowd surfing, fist pumping, sing-alongs where I couldn't even hear myself. I can't wait to see if the US crowds top that."
The tour with Throwdown, that will also feature The Red Chord and A Dozen Furies will start on February 4th in Flagstaff, AZ and run through February 21st in Des Moines, IA. The band will then drive to New Haven, CT on March 1st to meet up with Shadows Fall for five dates that will also include Agnostic Front and Byzantine. The five date run will end March 5th in Poughkeepsie, NY. From March 22nd through May 9th Still Remains will headline their first tour and take Nodes of Ranvier, If Hope Dies and Demiricous along for the ride. The tour will start in their hometown of Grand Rapids, MI and hit over 35 cities around the country.
Still Remains is TJ Miller (vocals), Evan Willey (bass), Jordan Whelan and Mike Church (guitars), Zach Roth (keyboards) and Adrian Greene aka "Bone" (drums). In 2004 the band independently released the EP If Love Was Born To Die. Since the release of Of Love and Lunacy the band has toured non-stop including stints with labelmates Trivium, 3 Inches of Blood and The Agony Scene and tours with Haste the Day, It Dies Today, Darkest Hour, Bullet For My Valentine, Aiden, Stretch Armstrong, Norma Jean, Scars of Tomorrow, Kane Hodder and more.
Here are the Still Reamins tour dates: More...
The world premiere of Avenged Sevelfold's "Beast And The Harlot" video took place today. You can watch the video on MTV2.com or check out MTV and MTV2 for the premiere of "Beast and the Harlot" all day.
The Making of "Beast and the Harlot" will also be airing today on MTV2 starting at 8:30AM EST and repeating at 12:00PM EST and 4:00PM EST. Following the 4:00PM EST Making of "Beast and the Harlot" MTV2 is airing a special repeat of Avenged Sevenfold "Live In San Diego".
FUSE is also showing Avenged Sevenfold "Live In San Diego" today at 9 PM EST with repeats: February 7th @ 1 AM, February 8th @ 2:30 PM, and February 12th @ 12:30 AM. Watch for Beast and the Harlot premiering on FUSE and The Rock Countdown this Tuesday.
German metallers WARHEAD, whose original lineup included current REBELLION frontman Björn Eilen, have revealed several songtitles from their upcoming fourth album, tentatively due later in the year. The follow-up to 2000's "Beyond Recall" will contain the following tracks, among others: "Into The Abyss", "Thanx Killing", "Battle Royale", "Deatheater", "Phantoms", "Lies!", "Captured" and "City Of God".
WARHEAD recently parted ways with guitarist Stefan due to musical differences. A replacement axeman has not yet been announced.
Long-running Danish "black horror metal" band DENIAL OF GOD have announced their first live appearances in five years. The details are as follows:
Apr. 01 – Lichtschauspielhaus - Itzehoe, GER (w/ Aeba, Nordafrost, Dawn Of Blood)
Apr. 02 - Club de B - Torhout, BEL (w/ DESTROYER 666, REVENGE, PARAGON IMPURE)
DENIAL OF GOD recently completed their lineup with the addition of a new bassist and drummer. The group's current formation is as follows:
Ustumallagam - Vocals
Azter - Guitar
The Unknown - Bass
Galheim - Drums
DENIAL OF GOD will record their long-awaited "The Horrors of Satan" album during the coming months. The album will appear on both CD and double vinyl LP on Belgium's Painkiller Records. Several split releases are being planned too along with more "blood-dripping" shows.
Gizeh Records have set the release date for IMMUNE's debut album 1/f on March 27th. As a preview there are two free downloads at www.be-immune.com.
Immune have some shows booked for the coming months too and dates are still coming in. Here's what's confirmed so far:
20/02/06 - Leeds Fenton w/ Profane, Last Chance To Dance (see below for further details)
25/02/06 - York Cert.18 w/ Red Stars Parade, Humanfly
03/03/06 - Leeds Woodhouse Liberal w/ Profane, YSN
09/03/06 - Oxford Cellars w/ Rock of Travolta
12/03/06 - Ashton Witchwood w/ tbc
30/03/06 - Middlesbrough Crown w/ tbc
07/04/06 - Scarborough Vivas w/ Six Foot Daze
24/04/06 - Leeds Vine w/ Peace Burial at Sea, Twenty Six Feet, All My Friends are Dead
07/05/06 - Wolverhampton Little Civic w/ Vert
Into Eternity Drummer posted the following message on the band's message board:
"I'm very sad to announce to all of you that I am no longer a member of INTO ETERNITY. This is not what I wanted, but the simple truth is, for personal and professional reasons I cannot continue to play in Into Eternity at this point in my life. I have nothing bad to say about Tim, Rob, Stu and Troy. They are truly wonderful people and some of my best friends. We've been through some tremendous experiences, and I can't thank them enough for the amazing times we've had and the incredible opportunities that they've given me. It's been absolutely humbling playing with such ferocious, capable and professional musicians. Thank you gentleman. I wish you nothing but the best. I also want to send a huge THANK YOU to all of the incredible fans and friends I've met and gotten to know so well, along with the truly gracious promoters that always treated IE so well, particularly the Brazilian Pride (you know who you three are), Sean "The Captain" Cipriano at The Pound in San Francisco, Noel at Inertia, Stephan and all of BCI, Jay Nedry and co. at Jaxx, and the whole crew of BB King's in NYC. An extra special thank you goes to all of the wildly dedicated and insane Into Eternity fans up in Regina. You all truly know how to support your scene! And of course, horns up to all the guys in Amorphis, Beyond the Embrace, Graveworm, Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Opeth, Nevermore, Kataklysm, and all of the other incredible bands with whom we've shared a stage (or gazebo) in the last 18 months. THANK YOU!!"
Philadelphia’s very own, Dawn Of Correction, are quickly establishing a solid reputation as an in-your-face metal unit with old school metal roots, such as Black Sabbath, Slayer and Pantera. The band recently set the underground on fire with their new 5-track CD Swingin’ The Chain. Recently having signed a management deal with Praying Mantis Entertainment, headed by music industry veterans Steven Cermanski and Chris Natalini, D.O.C.’s Swingin’ The Chain has been receiving rave reviews and heavy airplay worldwide.
I wanted to provide you all with a closer look into the madness behind the microphone. I am excited to bring you this interview with lead singer Jeremy Tillotson, who was gracious enough to answer some of my questions inbetween his steady diet of JAGERMEISTER SHOTS, MASSIVE QUANITIES OF BEER and "420" DOUBLE BARREL BONG RIPS. More...
THE HAUNTED bassist Jonas Björler has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"We have now been rehearsing and writing new material for about a month and everything is going really well. This week we made four new song ideas, and we now have a total of eight. Finally, we got ourselves a computer in the rehearsal room, and that makes the whole process so much easier. We can now easily mix, edit and move things around. It saves us a lot of time, and we can for once hear what we're doing.
"We are planning on entering Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen in May. Prior to this, Per [Möller Jensen] will record the drums in Puk Studios in Randers, Denmark, during the first week of May. The vocals will probably be recorded at Studio Fredman. The plan is to have everything mixed and mastered in June.
"We are looking at a possible late October 2006 release. More news to come soon..."
THE HAUNTED's fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 18 upon its release in October 2004. The follow-up to 2003's "One Kill Wonder" was recorded at Gothenburg's famed Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY) with co-producers Patrik J. Sten and Fredrik Nordström and mixed at Denmark's Antfarm Studio by Tue Madsen. The album was released as jewel-case CD and limited edition digipak (each with a different cover), featuring two special bonus tracks, "Fire Alive" and "Smut King".
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary:
"I really wanna thank everybody who has bought stuff from the auction [for Nikki's 'Running Wild in the Night' charity for runaway children]. We're over $60,000 now and on our way to our first $100,000. This is gonna go along way for the kids at Covenant House, but we have a long road ahead of us. My Harley just sold for $21,000 which really gave us a boost. That's amazing… Thank you, thank you, thank you.
"It's been nice to be home but as usual the days have melted away too quickly and it's about time to head out on the road again. I hate leaving the family behind, since i never really had one. They're the most important people in my life and to be away from them is hard, to say the least.
"Donna [Nikki's wife] just wrapped her movie in Santa Fe and I flew out to meet her and drive back together. It was amazing, the time together. We took some great photos along the way. Her website should be done in a few weeks and I'm sure she will post some.
"She just gets home, I just leave… This is our life, but I call it a quality problem. But I still miss the hell outta her……
"Enough from me….. Let me just thank the buyers from the auction again…. You fuckers rule…."
KINGDOM COME's webmaster Marko (brother of KINGDOM COME mainman Lenny Wolf) has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"The new album is now almost ready. It is entering the mastering stage.
"A funny coincidence occured when Lenny visited a friend in a record store in Hamburg. Lenny was introduced to Marc-Dieter Einstmann. Marc-Dieter is a former technician who has worked with musicians like Dave Stewart, Annie Lennox, Tricky or DEPECHE MODE. and who has spent a few years working at Sterling Sound Studio in New York, which is known to be a top adress for mastering records. They hit it off well, and Marc agreed to master the new CD. I can't wait to hear the outcome. The record company situation seems to come along okay as well."
KINGDOM COME's follow-up the 2004's "Perpetual" is tentatively scheduled for release later in the year. The band cancelled their U.S. tour in early 2005.
PITCHSHIFTER are returning to the scene after a two year hiatus. Every single ticket buying fan will get a free new PITCHSHIFTER 6 track CD put in their hands at the show. The new PITCHSHIFTER 6 track EP entitled 'All For One And None For All' features the first new material since 2001's 'PSI' album. The CD features 2 brand new previously unreleased PITCHSHIFTER songs, 3 brand new previously unreleased remixes and one special treat. There is no plan at this time for PSI Records to release the EP commercially.
SKINDRED: London and Nottingham
THIS IS MENACE: London
MURDER ONE: All dates
Grindcore masters PIG DESTROYER have announced more U.S. shows:
with Battletorn, Drugs of Faith, Prowler:
February 17 - Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Next Door
with Whitehouse, Wolf Eyes:
March 2 - Washington, DC @ DC9
March 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ North Six
March 4 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
Brainstorm has announced a first pack of festival dates for 2006. Their first show this year will see their live debut in Oslo, Norway on the Ragnarock Kick Off, followed by a trip to Granada, Spain for Atarfe Vega Rock and some German festivals like the Sägfestival, this years Rock Hard Festival and the Rock Am Härtsfeldsee. The band will also return to the UK where Brainstorm will play the Bloodstock UK Metalfest. More shows to be confirmed.
Brainstorm live appearances:
24.02.06 Ragnarock Kick Off Oslo (N) - http://www.ragnarock.as
10.03.06 Atarfe Vega Rock Atarfe-Granada (E) - http://brmusic.net/avr2006
19.05.06 Sägfestival Greding (D) - http://www.justforfun-verein.de
02/04.06.06 Rock Hard Festival Amphitheater, Gelsenkirchen (D) - http://www.rockhardfestival.de
16/17.06.06 Rock Am Härtsfeldsee Dischingen (D) - http://www.rockamhaertsfeldsee.de
30.09.06 Bloodstock 06 UK Metalfest Derby (UK) - http://www.bloodstock.uk.com
A new non-album track from RINGWRAITH (check out the split-CD with DOOMINHATED on BlackMetal.com Records released on January 31, 2006; available NOW) "Queen of the Storms" is available as an mp3 (sample excerpt) download here.
This sample mp3 track is found in its entirety on Militia Templi Records' "TRIPUDIUM" Split-CD featuring 3 bands: L'ORDRE DU TEMPLE the solo project of Count David (DOLCINIAN, ENETH, FOURTH MONARCHY), RINGWRAITH (Tolkien Black Metal side-project of Lord Cabal, from DOOMINHATED), and TEUTA, the solo project of Lunaris from OPERA IX.
RINGWRAITH's contribution to the 3-way split consists of 3 songs: "Queen of the Storms", "Witches Woods (L'Inquisizione a Triora)", and "Ringwraiths"-- these tracks do not appear on the split-CD with DOOMINHATED.
Pepsi Smash Exclusive: Popped Culture Theater features an animated history of Guns N' Roses. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
As previously reported, Axl Rose recently spoke to a Rolling Stone reporter about hte new GNR material and said that it will be heard this year.
Poison, one of hard rock's most iconic, enduring and controversial bands, celebrates 20 years in 2006. To commemorate this anniversary milestone and the band's career tally of more than 25 million albums and DVDs sold around the world, Poison and Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing have partnered to release The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock on April 4. The new 18-track collection packs Poison's biggest hits and fan favorites and will also debut the group's explosive new version of Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band," produced by Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan). In May, Poison will hit the road for a major 20th anniversary summer tour sponsored by Live Nation! and presented by VH1 Classic.
With the band's most recent studio album, Hollyweird, along with Poison Greatest Hits, which just reached double Platinum, and their Gold-certified Greatest Video Hits DVD, Poison continues on with a do-it-yourself attitude, also touring to sold-out venues around the world. Following a 2003 VH1-sponsored tour, Poison co-headlined a national tour with KISS in 2004.
Poison's 20th anniversary world tour will take the band to major concert venues around the globe this summer. Tour dates and line-up details will be announced and posted to the band's official website as they develop.
This May, Poison is one of the featured bands in VH1's new documentary series, "Heavy: The Story of Metal." What Ken Burns did for jazz, VH1 does for heavy metal - only a lot louder. Premiering May 1-4 (9pm ET/PT), the four-part series traces the evolution of heavy metal music and culture, exploring four decades of music.
The Best of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock tracklisting is as follows:
1) Cry Tough
2) Talk Dirty To Me - No 9 Pop
3) I Want Action - No 50 Pop
4) I Won't Forget You - No 13 Pop
5) Look What The Cat Dragged In
6) Nothin' But A Good Time - No 6 Pop, No 19 Rock
7) Fallen Angel - No 12 Pop, No 32 Rock
8) Every Rose Has Its Thorn - No 1 Pop, No 11 Rock
9) Your Mama Don't Dance - No 10 Pop, No 39 Rock
10) Rock And Roll All Nite
11) Unskinny Bop - No 3 Pop, No 5 Rock
12) Something To Believe In - No 4 Pop, No 5 Rock
13) Ride The Wind - No 38 Pop, No 28 Rock
14) Life Goes On - No 35 Pop
15) Stand - No 50 Pop, No 15 Rock
16) The Last Song
17) Shooting Star
18) We're An American Band [new recording]
Read the full article at Top40-Charts.com.