Metal News for February 8, 2006
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"Let It All Bleed Out" comes off ZOMBIE's new album, "Educated Horses", due on March 28 via Geffen Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Sinister Urge" was recorded at Los Angeles' Chop Shop Studios with co-producer Scott Humphrey, who had previously worked with Rob on the platinum hits "Hellbilly Deluxe" and "The Sinister Urge". Other musicians contributing to the CD include Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE, VANDALS) and Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE).
In related news, ROB ZOMBIE will direct the video for the album's first single, "Foxy Foxy" (Windows Media, Real Media), in Los Angeles in mid-February. Zombie will re-team with "The Devil's Rejects" cinematographer Phil Parmet. Parmet has also worked on LED ZEPPELIN's "The Song Remains the Same" and FRANK ZAPPA's "Baby Snakes".
"Educated Horses" track listing:
01. Sawdust in the Blood
02. American Witch
03. Foxy Foxy
04. Seventeen Year Locust
05. The Scorpion Sleeps
06. 100 Ways
07. Let It All Bleed Out
08. Death of it All
10. The Devil's Rejects
11. Lords of Salem
Zombie is now gearing up for the "Educated Horses Tour". The tour is scheduled to start March 17 in Jacksonville, Florida and hit 27 cities before concluding five weeks later in Mesa, Arizona. Joining Rob on this tour will be guitarist John 5 (ex-MARILYN MANSON), longtime bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and drummer Tommy Clufetos (ex-ALICE COOPER, TED NUGENT). Support acts on the tour will be LACUNA COIL and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE.
JUDAS PRIEST management co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"All of the band took a well deserved break over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Having been touring for nearly two years, they were badly in need of recharging their batteries! Now they are raring to go and are starting work on their new studio album. For this reason, they have decided not to do any touring this year but to work straight through on the new album! Once we are further down the line with it I'll give you some updates!
"We have just heard from Burrn! magazine in Japan that JUDAS PRIEST have swept the polls!
The Best Group of the year: JUDAS PRIEST
The Best Album of the year: JUDAS PRIEST 'Angel Of Retribution'
The Best Live Performance in Japan: JUDAS PRIEST
The Best Album Cover: JUDAS PRIEST 'Angel Of Retribution'
The Best Vocalist of the year: Rob Halford/JUDAS PRIEST
"Needless to say we are all very happy about these results — they are fantastic! So a big thank you to JUDAS PRIEST's Japanese fans!!"
Swedish death metallers NOMINON have uploaded their video for the song "Hordes of Flies", taken from their "Recremation" album, released last year by Konqueror Records. "This video is of course a low-budget thing and done with a lot of affection to all the NOMINON fans and underground freaks in general around the globe," the band write on their on their web site. "Thanks for keeping the spirit of true old school death metal alive and kicking! The video clip also has a very special guest appearance and introduction by our great friend Dave Suzuki (VITAL REMAINS, ex-DEICIDE). Worth mentioning are also that the live moments you can find on this promo was filmed during the European tour 'Vital Brutality' as well as at some shows in Sweden last year. So, you might see yourself somewhere in there...! The video was directed and edited by D.Garptoft/Insane Pictures."
You can check out the clip at this location.
"Recremation" was recorded and mixed at Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm with engineer Tore Stjerna.
New York hardcore/metal outfit All Out War are reportedly re-forming to do a short tour of Europe from August 18th through the 27th, 2006
Several of the band members have been playing together in Nerve Gas Tragedy, who are currently writing material for their second album. The group are to record the effort this spring at Big Blue Meenie Studios in New Jersey. Nerve Gas Tragedy's debut album was released via Spook City Records.
Snowy Shaw has posted this message on his official website:
"SNOWY and DREAM EVIL = NO MORE. Less than a month before the scheduled recording of their fourth album, Snowy decides to pull the plug and quit, taking all his songs with him which he intends to use on his own...
"CAN(S)ELLED. The planned spring recording of Joacim Cans' [HAMMERFALL singer] second solo album which would see Snowy's participation both as the drummer and second lead singer as well as songwriter, has been postponed until further notice, due to the massive workload of HAMMERFALL.
Century Media has issued the following press release pertaining to their 15th anniversary of their US offices and planned reissues:
Century Media Records' U.S. office, relentlessly championing barrier-shattering music, celebrates its 15-year Anniversary in 2006. Quickly establishing itself as an incendiary musical force, Century Media brought its vision to North America in 1991 delivering its unique European style metal largely ignored by mainstream and underground labels. Tirelessly supporting a disappearing music scene, the label at once became a bastion for the artists creating extreme music and a haven for fans who found themselves disassociated , and thus Century Media generated a resurgence of the musical style.
To celebrate the anniversary, Century Media documents the past while pioneering the future. Commissioning a unique logo for its official releases and communications (as above) the label signifies the anniversary's importance. In the coming months Century Media plans new studio efforts from label heavyweights such as Lacuna Coil and Shadows Fall, and also to reissue early albums from artists who have helped shape their current distinctive image like: Nevermore, Strapping Young Lad, The Gathering, Iced Earth, Moonspell and Stuck Mojo. These reissued CDs will contain reworked artwork, new liner notes with artist comments, and bonus tracks. Passionately expressing songs with images, Century Media artists have been creating videos from the label's onset and two different DVD sets will be forthcoming chronicling these efforts. First off is Century Overload, 2-discs exploding with Century Media's more recent talent delivering musically as well as visually. The discs include over 60 different recently released videos from our current roster including God Forbid, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil and more. Due to incessant demand Century Media has compiled their three out-of-print VHS collections, highlighting the company's first dozen years, and combined them into their second DVD set the 2-DVD release entitled The Visual Experience. Finally, Century Media artists themselves have also contributed special recordings for a CD whose nature will be announced at a later date.
The flagship label of The Century Family, Century Media Records was founded in 1988. Its American branch opened three years later. With nine offices around the globe, the label employs more than 150 people worldwide. Featuring a rich catalog, the label's leading artists today include Shadows Fall, Lacuna Coil, God Forbid, Arch Enemy and Nevermore.
Turkish melodic black metalers, Episode 13 have released their first video for "Forlorn…Till Dawn". You can access the video on the band's website in the "Download" section. The song is off of the band's debut album "Tabula Rasa," released in May 2005.
An MP3 of the track "Blood and Iron" from Bloodthorn's forthcoming new album "Genocide" is now available for download. The track can also be found at Bloodthorn's brand new website. "Genocide" is expected to be released in the UK and Norway on February 13 and February 20 in the rest of Europe.
In other news, Bloodthorn are confirmed for this years INFERNO FESTIVAL (Norway) and WACKEN OPEN AIR (Germany).
There will be a "Genocide" Releaseparty at BLÆST in Trondheim Friday, February 17 with support by Goat the Head. This concert will be streamed live on the internet as a multi-camera production via www.gigs.no, courtesy of Legio Media. You can log on early for pre-concert interviews and backstage cameras hosted by Patrizia Mazzuoccolo (Tinitus NRK P3). This is a great opportunity to hear the new songs live three days before the European streetdate (Feb 20). "Online tickets" will cost 7 euro.
7 DAYS is the name of a new project formed by guitarist Markus Sigfridsson. Markus has done all the artwork for both DIVINEFIRE albums — "Glory Thy Name" and "Hero" — and many others for Rivel Records. He is also involved in the melodic metal band HARMONY, who have just entered the studio to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album, "Dreaming Awake". Markus also played the guitar solo on the Japanese bonus track "Masquerade" on DIVINEFIRE's "Hero" album. Joining Markus in the 7 DAYS lineup is former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikström, who has previously worked with TALK OF THE TOWN and BRAZEN ABBOT, among others.
Here is the 7 DAYS lineup:
Markus Sigfridsson (HARMONY) – Guitars & keyboards
Thomas Vikström (CANDLEMASS, BRAZEN ABBOT, TALK OF THE TOWN) - Vocals
Daniel Flores (MIND'S EYE) - Drums
Andreas Olsson (DIVINEFIRE) - Bass
Kaspar Dahlquist (DIONYSOS) - Keyboards
A Perfect Murder frontman Craig Heckman (former vocalist for Darker Day Tomorrow), who joined the group in October 2005, has left the band for undisclosed reasons. Former vocalist Kevin Randel has reportedly rejoined the band full-time. Randell was dismissed late last year after missing a tour as a result of "inner band issues."
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