Metal News for February 7, 2007
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15 news articles posted on this day.
I Killed The Prom Queen has parted ways with singer Edward Butcher, who joined the group roughly one year ago. Here's a statement from the band:
"As some of you may have already heard Ed Butcher, our current vocalist has decided to leave the band. His decision was entirely of his own accord and came as a bit of a shock to us however we must respect his decision to return home to the UK. We would like to thank him for his valued time with iktpq. The last 12 months with Ed have been some of the best times we’ve had and he will be missed both as a friend and an outstanding vocalist. We also wish him all the best for his future projects. For anyone who is concerned about the band’s future, don’t worry, we will announce a new vocalist soon and we will continue to play all the tours we have booked this year. We will soon announce our next Australian tour for when we return from our UK/Europe and USA tours around May/June."
Meanwhile Edward had the following comments:
"For the fans of I Killed The Prom Queen. I have decided after a year of playing in the band that it's time for me to leave. my reasons for this are personal but I would like to thank everyone who has supported the band since I've been a part of it. I am grateful for your support and kind words throughout the year. Hopefully your support will continue! Thanks again."
Cipher (Uprising Records) has amicably parted ways with guitarist Mark Dollar. The band has released the following statement:
"Well folks, another chapter is winding down in the book of Cipher. We have parted with Mark, who entered the band as a bassist 3 years ago and then graduated into an empty guitarist slot for the past year and a half. The decision is for the best of both parties, wish him well and will remain friends. As for the band, the struggle continues baby. If you know our history, you know how it goes. For now, we will continue writing for the follow up to Children Of God's Fire and may play a couple of shows here or there come Spring time."
Engineer will enter Moresound Studios in Syracuse, NY tomorrow to record their debut full-length, titled "The Dregs." Black Market Activities will release the album this spring (Teenage Disco Bloodbath Records will handle the vinyl release). The band has released the following statement:
"Although it seems soon to have another full-length written and recorded within a year of our last record being released, we still can't manage to 'sit still' for very long. A couple months after we're done recording our most recent works, we're all always flooded with ideas for the next record. 'The Dregs' will be darker, more powerful, and contain some of the fastest songs we have yet to churn out."
Twelve Gauge Valentine has dropped off their February tour with Once Nothing and Gwen Stacy. Here's a statement from the band:
"We're really sorry, but we're going to have to cancel all our February dates due to several family issues within the band. It is completely out of our hands. Thanks again for all your support, and we will try our best to make up all the shows to you."
There is a new live performance video of Cellador playing their track “Never Again” available for viewing on the Underground Video Television Website. The footage was taken at The Palladium in Worcester MA last year during the band’s tour with Trivium.
The resurrected VED BUENS ENDE (Norwegian for "At the End of the Rainbow"), the Norwegian avant-garde metal band that split up in 1997 after releasing only one full-length album (1995's "Written in Waters") through Misanthropy Records, has once again called it quits. An official statement on the matter is expected soon.
Ved Buens Ende's most recent lineup consisted of the following musicians:
Carl-Michael "Czral" Eide (AURA NOIR, CADAVER, DØDHEIMSGARD) - Guitars, Vocals
Yusaf "Vicotnik" Parvez (DØDHEIMSGARD) - Guitars, Vocals
Einar "Esso" Sjursø (BEYOND DAWN, INFERNÖ, VIRUS) - Drums
Century Media is about to release a collection of 19 songs taken from every SAMAEL recording to date. The CD comes in a black slip case with a 24 pages booklet, containing pictures and lyrics.
SAMAEL supervised the whole project and Vorph wrote liner notes for each song as the release coincide with the band's 20th anniversary.
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"A World In Their Screams" will be released on April 23th, 2007. This album is the third instalment in ELEND's "Winds" cycle and "continues the long epic prose poem combining personal themes with references to ancient Greek authors."
As for now, the band - still in the finishing stages of the recording process - remains secretive and summarizes the new work as "the most brutal and bizarre album in ELEND's history, something most listeners will hardly recover from."
"A World In Their Screams" will be released in Europe by Prophecy Productions, in France by Holy Records and in USA by Orphika - a division of Noevdia, via Season of Mist America.
Death Before Dishonor has completed work on their new full-length, "Count Me In." Recorded in October with Jim Siegel (Have Heart) at the Outpost in Stoughton, MA, the effort has since been mixed and mastered and will hit stores on May 22nd via Bridge Nine Records. Artwork will be contributed by Jacob Bannon. Meanwhile, the band will release a limited 7" in March/April that will feature three songs from the new record in addition to a cover song.
Sinner will be touring Europe with Vengenace (NL) and Chinchilla (GER) in support. Here are the tour dates:
07.03.07 DE-Hamburg - Markthalle
08.03.07 DE-Bochum - Matrix
09.03.07 NL-Helmond - Plato
10.03.07 DE-Merchweiler - Sport- & Kulturhalle
11.03.07 DE-Bruchsal - Fabrik
12.03.07 DE-Frankfurt - Batschkapp
14.03.07 DE-Ingolstadt - Ohrakel
15.03.07 DE-Augsburg - Spectrum
16.03.07 DE-Muenchen - Elser Halle
17.03.07 CH-Chur - Palazzo
18.03.07 DE-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
T.C King a.k.a King ov Hell, the bassplayer in Gorgoroth/Sahg/I and Audrey Horne, recently arrived from the USA. He is working on a project with Joey Jordison, Dan Spitz and a few other famous musicians for a new project. Mr. King had to quit his role in Gorgoroth due to pressure from the school where he works as a teacher.
As previously reported, Peter Beste is making a short movie about lead singer Gaahl focusing on his extremly violent personality and his life as a father and artist. The movie will be broadcasted by MTV and will also appear on a Vice DVD with several other related segments. The first pressing of this DVD is 100,000 units, and will be distributed in all major music retailers in the US, and most in Europe.
Florida death metal band MALEVOLENT CREATION have just finished recording they're 10th full length studio album "DOOMSDAY X" at Mercury Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida. Recording sessions went very well and the band is very satisfied with the new material. Recorded and Engineered by long time(and sometimes session member) friend and producer Gus Rios, "DOOMSDAY X" is said to be the most diverse Malevolent Creation album recorded and without a doubt they're fastest. Mixing duties will be under way next while the band begins their two-month long European Tour starting on Feb.10th in Thessaloniki, Greece.
"DOOMSDAY X" will hopefully be released early this summer on Nuclear Blast Records worldwide. The new song titles for "DOOMSDAY" X" are:
1. Deliver My Enemy
3. Culture Of Doubt
4. Strength In Numbers
6. Unleash Hell
7. Dawn Of Defeat
8. Upon Their Cross
9. Bio Terror
10. Buried In A Nameless Grave
11. Prelude To Doomsday
Mick Thompson, guitarist for Slipknot also contributed a ripping guitar solo for the song "Deliver My Enemy" for the new M.C. album alongside band members:
Brett Hoffmann - Vocals
Dave Culross - Drums
Phil Fasciana - Guitars
Jon Rubin - Guitars
Jason Blachowicz - Bass
The band gives the following update on their new drummer and a change of direction on their next album:
"Brian Craig (vocals) has left the band for good to continue to persue his college education and Eric Schnee (drummer) left the band for personal reasons. We would like to thank both of them for all the commitment and dedication they put into the band in the the time they spent with us. The good news is that Corey Barnes (original drummer) has returned to the band and we have continued to write at full force. We have decided that this next album, which we are planning to record this spring to be released via Black Market Activities, is going to be instrumetal. We are still going to keep most of it heavy and intense, but we want to add a vast amount of influences and sounds into our music and we feel that having a vocalist may hinder us from achieving the amount of experimentation we want to do as well as take focus away from what the band is doing instrumentally. Our first show like this will be held January 27 in Omaha, NE at Sokol Underground with Ladyfinger. We plan on doing some short weekend tours as we continue to write our album and are planning on doing some more extensive touring in the summer."
Paria tour dates:
Feb 23 2007 10:00P @ The Reverb, Cedar Falls
Feb 24 2007 6:30P @ The Waxx, Laporte, Indiana
Feb 25 2007 5:00P @ House of Bricks, Des Moines
Mar 4 2007 6:00P @ Maggie McCalls, Omaha
Mar 9 2007 7:00P @ Lacy's Garage, Spring Bay, Illinois
Mar 10 2007 6:00P @ The Shiloh Center, Zion, Illinois
Mar 24 2007 8:00P @ Sokol Underground, Omaha, Nebraska
Haste The Day's new album, "Pressure The Hinges" hits stores March 20th, but you can listen to the first new song off the album, tonight at 12:01 EST (now), 9:01 PST. Go to their MySpace page to be one of the first to hear the new song.