Metal News for March 1, 2010
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Created by drummer Daniel Flores and fronted by vocalist Angelica Rylin, newly formed Swedish act The Murder Of My Sweet just released their debut album “Divanity." Several tracks from the album can currently be heard through the band's MySpace page. Commenting on the name of the album and the sound of the band Rylin stated, "We wanted a name that could capture the elements of the sound and the lyrics and the film noir vibe that we want to create and so we came up with this hybrid of words like diva, divine, and vanity, simply Divanity." Rylin explained to me the process of recording the album in Daniel Flores' own studio, the sound of their music, and discussed writing a new song with former In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad. More...
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. In this edition of Unearthing the Metal Underground I’ll be discussing some random bands I found on MySpace. All acts are unsigned and talented.
Margin of Existence
Margin of Existence is a Greek melodic death metal band that takes the genre to a brutal level. The guitars are straight out of In Flames’ “Whoracle” album, but the vocals, done by George Triantafilou, are something straight out of Immolation. Many bands copy the in flames guitar style, but Margin of Existence adds in other death metal influences into the music. Check out their MySpace page here. More...
Swedish death metallers Feral have signed a record deal with Ibex Moon Records. The band issued the following statement about the signing:
"Feral are honored to sign to John McEntee's Ibex Moon Records, having released many albums of artists that we show great respect to. Several years of writing has given us loads of material to choose from and the time to rework our songs to perfection. Expect nothing else than our debut album to be a slab of rotting flesh reeking of groovy Swedish death metal. New tracks never released in any form will be recorded during this session as well, including probably the most intense material we have ever spawned. Primal rage and pure malevolence lies ahead, the Feral beast is now howling under the Ibex Moon!"
Feral are currently recording the new album "Dragged To The Altar," which is expected to be released some time in 2010. In the mean time you can catch sample Feral tracks at the band's MySpace page.
Italian deathcore act Five Days of Rain have been in the recording studio to work on their new album "Taste My Breath After The Fallout," which is expected to be released later this year. Five Days of Rain have announced they will be heading to Rome tomorrow, March 2nd, for the final mixing and mastering session at 16th Cellar Door Studios. A new song from the recording sessions will be uploaded and available online for streaming soon.
Sweden's Sabaton has posted a new teaser trailer for their upcoming album "Coat of Arms," which can be viewed below. The band has also issued the following update about embarking on a world tour in support of the release:
"The Swedish war machine is about to embark on yet another invasion! As our new album 'Coat of Arms' hits the stores on the 21st of May we prepare for a massive assault through the european mainland on major metal festivals during the summer. Our headline tour, fittingly named the 'World War Tour' kicks off on the 27th of august and consists of over 60 shows in more than 20 nations. The final show will take place on the 11th of December, after which we will regroup, rearm and prepare for yet another strike in 2011. Tickets are already available for many of the shows and the rest will follow ASAP. While we're at it, why don't we let you all get a proper preview of the upcoming album."
The currently announced Sabaton tour dates are as follows: More...
German metallers Satyrnine have posted the fourth in a series of video clips from their time in the recording studio. The video clip can be viewed below.
Cattle Decapitation has issued the following update about recruiting a new bassist and working on a compilation album:
"We are happy to announce we have found a bass player to handle all upcoming touring duties! Bassist Derek Engemann of Kansas' Unmerciful will be handling bass duties on all upcoming tour dates! We jammed all weekend and are more than confident in his abilities and can't wait to hit the road with him! Prepare for annihilation!
"We're pleased to announce that we'll be releasing a rarities compilation soon via Metal Blade Records! The collection appropriately titled 'Medium Rarities' will feature tracks spanning Cattle Decapitation's career including never before heard songs, hard to find/out of print tracks, live material, cover tunes and ultra rare pre-Human Jerky tracks never before heard by fans of the band!!! Wes Benscoter will be handling the artwork, we've seen it and it is SIIIIIIICK! More info on this coming so stay tuned!"
Italy's Incubo Corps has posted two previously unreleased tracks online for streaming. The songs "Carnival of Sins" and "LSD (Lust and Sex With Death)", along with the previously uploaded tracks "Mental Havoc" and "Melancolia and Sinland," can be heard at the official Incubo Corps MySpace page.
Swedish metal band Solution .45 has posted a new song off their album, "For Aeons Past," entitled "Wirethrone," on their MySpace page. "For Aeons Past," will be released April 9th in Europe. The tracklisting is as follows:
01. The Close Beyond
02. Gravitational Lensing
03. Through Night-Kingdomed Gates
04. For Aeons Past
05. Lethean Tears
06. Bladed Vaults
08. On Embered Fields Adust
09. Into Shadow
10. Clandestinity Now
The German/Greek band Mystic Prophecy is looking for someone to take over the drum sticks.
In friendship the band has bid their farewell to their temporary drummer Matt C., who supported the band during their tour with Stratovarius. According to the band, "Because of occupational and private reasons it's not possible for Matt to remain with them permanently. Mystic Prophecy are currently looking for a guy who feels confident to play their material and is seriously interested in becoming their new colleague. Please send your convincing application to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org."
IN THIS MOMENT are currently holed up in The Wolves Den studio in Las Vegas with acclaimed producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch) recording their new album, "A Star Crossed Wasteland," which is set for a summer release. The group are documenting the entire studio process and you can check out the first episode in this webisode series now below:
Italian horror-themed deathcore band STIGMA recently entered Fear Studio to record the followup to 2008’s “When Midnight Strikes!,” due out next year via Pivotal Rockordings. The album, which is being produced by BRING ME THE HORIZON guitarist Jona Weinhofen, will be mixed by Scott Atkins (BEHEMOTH, CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS, GAMMA BOMB) and will feature guest appearances from Jamie Hope (THE RED SHORE) and Jon Hunt (Ex-DEAD TO FALL). A fourth video blog documenting the tracking of vocals is can be seen below:
Connecticut metallers The Breathing Process have issued the following statement regarding fans illegally downloading their music:
"We know that downloading is all the rage now a days, why pay for something that you can just have right? money sucks these days, jobs suck, fuck the economy, etc. What some of you may not know is that while downloading doesnt really effect pop acts that sell 234230813520486.. records like Linkin Park or Miley Cyrus, For bands at our level, it does so much more than take money away from us (which we don't care much about). Our last album we sold roughly 6,000 copies in stores, which was a lot more than we were expecting, but in order to get on one of those awesome agencies that will put us on tours at good sounding clubs with awesome bands, we have to sell at least 10,000 or so.
"Now after some research we found around 11,000 downloads of our album from various torrent sites, which means if no one downloaded, we would've sold like 17,000 records, and would've gotten on great tours that would actually come to your cities instead of the small towns surrounding it. All that those agencies can see is the official sound scan that shows that we SOLD in STORES 6,000. Politics in the band world are fucking bullshit, but we all kind of have to deal with it. So in closing to my long stupid rant, if you care about music and wish to see our band grow and continue on to make more records, BUY IT, downloading only makes our band grow weaker. And will make you grow incessantly long pubic hair that will NEVER GO AWAY!!"
The band's sophomore album "Odyssey: (Un)Dead" is set to be released on March 9th in the U.S. and March 8th in Europe.
Satanochio has issued the following update regarding the addition of their new bassist:
"Yes, we are now 4. The fourth member is the new bass player, that will take care of all bass lines from now on during Grui sanger will concentrate just on his unique masterful guitar touches. The fourth member is called IV, cause this is the most important thing for Satanochio, that we are now 4 and we can record our music... live."
Swedish hardcore band Misconduct has posted their first video for the track "Closer" online. The song is from their brand new album, "One Step Closer," set for release on April 12th 2010, via I Scream Records.
American thrash metal legends Overkill has been confirmed as the latest band for Germany's famous, Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in the town of Wacken from August 5th-7th. Overkill are currently touring in support of their critically acclaimed new studio album, "Ironbound" which is available now through Nuclear Blast Records. Other bands confirmed for Wacken Open Air include Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Immortal, Alice Cooper, Voivod and Slayer.
Arizona based deathcore outfit Job For A Cowboy has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United States and Canada in April in support of their second studio album, "Ruination." Joining them on the tour until May 15th will be Whitechapel and Cattle Decapitation, after which they will be replaced by Gaza and Revocation.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
British doom metal legends Cathedral has announced that they will be heading out on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom next month, in support of their new studio album, "The Guessing Game" which will be released on March 26th in Europe and April 20th in North America. Supporting them on the tour will be Japanese doom metal outfit Church Of Misery and American band The Gates Of Slumber.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Devin Townsend will be playing two shows at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, Finland in July. Devin will perform his "Ziltoid The Omniscient" concept album in its entirety on Friday July 2nd as a special, one-off world exclusive show. Then on Saturday July 3rd, Devin will again take the stage with the Devin Townsend Project. For tickets and more information, visit the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival website.
Tennessee metallers Enfold Darkness have announced they will be embarking on a U.S. tour alongside Goatwhore in March. Enfold Darkness have also added on several extra tour dates. The band's currently confirmed dates are as follows:
3/3 2010 House Of Rock w/ GOATWHORE Eau Claire, Wisconsin
3/4 2010 Triple Rock Social Club w/ GOATWHORE Minneapolis, Minnesota
3/5 2010 Vnuk’s w/ GOATWHORE Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3/6 2010 Blondie’s w/ GOATWHORE Detroit, Michigan
3/7 2010 Bottom Lounge w/ GOATWHORE Chicago, Illinois
3/8 2010 Peabody’s w/ GOATWHORE Cleveland, Ohio
3/9 2010 Yesterday’s w/ GOATWHORE Wheeling, West Virginia
3/11 2010 Mojo 13 w/ GOATWHORE Wilmington, Delaware
3/12 2010 Buddha’s Place w/ GOATWHORE Newport News, Virginia
3/13 2010 Volume 11 w/ GOATWHORE Raleigh, North Carolina
3/14 2010 Club Fathom w/ GOATWHORE Chattanooga, Tennessee
3/15 2010 Ground Zero w/ MISERY INDEX, GOATWHORE Spartanburg, South Carolina
3/16 2010 Masquerade w/ GOATWHORE Atlanta, Georgia
3/26 2010 The Picador w/ Gigan Iowa City, Iowa
3/27 2010 Knickerbockers w/ Gigan Lincoln, Nebraska
3/29 2010 Marquee w/ Gigan Tulsa, Oklahoma
3/30 2010 Skillman Street Bar w/ Gigan Dallas, Texas
3/31 2010 Emo’s w/ Gigan Austin, Texas
4/2 2010 Spanky’s w/ Gigan Corpus Christi, Texas
4/3 2010 Walter’s On Washington w/ Gigan Houston, Texas
5/7 2010 The Picador w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation Iowa City, Iowa
5/8 2010 Triple Rock Social Club w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation Minneapolis, Minnesota
5/9 2010 Warehouse w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation La Crosse, Wisconsin
5/10 2010 Brass Rail w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation Peoria, Illinois
5/11 2010 Outland Ballroom w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation Springfield, Missouri
5/12 2010 Marquee w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation Tulsa, Oklahoma
5/16 2010 CALIFORNIA METALFEST Pomona, California
Italian doom act Ufomammut has finished work on the upcoming album "Eve." The album will be composed of one single 45 minute atmospheric track and was recorded at Locomotore Studio in Roma, Italy by Lorenzo Stecconi. A video montage of the making of the album can be viewed below. "Eve" is to be released worldwide on May 5th via Supernatural Cat Records.
Greek thrashers Suicidal Angels have issued the following recap of their tour dates alongside Overkill:
"After getting 12 hours of sleep and consuming proper food after a month's touring, I think it's time for an overview on the Killfest tour. All around Europe, from Spain to Slovakia, we've never seen more passionate crowd. The thrash metal audience is probably one of the most devoted bunch of people! Every single night, even if there were 200 or 600 people in the venue, the brought passion that discriminates thrash metal shows from everything else...
"We would like to thank our newly found friends from England and Germany. Dave, Sy, Sasha and Pete from Savage Messiah. Britta, Bass-T, Jonathan (The General), Christian and Dennis from Cripper. All you guys helped us pull this tour through and we thank you for that, we shall meet again. And what could be possibly said for Overkill... 25 years, still got it... Every single night taught us how thrash metal is delivered and we tried to gain as much as we could from that! Bobbi Blitz, DD Verni, Derek, Dave and Ron... What a gang! Thank you for showing us how true music, straight from the 80's, sounds like. Thank you. More...
Finland's Amberian Dawn has issued the following brief statement about streaming three songs online via their MySpace page:
"Hi. We decided to share a couple of song samples here for you to enjoy. We added samples from our previous album 'The Clouds Of Northland Thunder,' 2009. The samples are : Incubus, Kokko- Eagle of Fire. Lionheart. Please tell us what do you think of them... Stay Metal."
Amberian Dawn are currently working on an upcoming full-length album. The band recently announced they recruited professional baritone opera singer Markus Nieminen to perform on the new album. Additional details on the release will be announced as they are made available.
Sweden's Hate Ammo have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming single "Rise Up," which can be viewed here. The band has also issued the following update about the release of the single:
"Release date for single set! Just wanna inform you all that we just got the info from the label, still TBA, that the the first Hate Ammo single Rise Up will be released the 15th of march worldwide on all digital platforms available today. The release date for the full album is yet to be announced. Keep your eyes open for more info. Cheers!"
Further information on Hate Ammo's upcoming full-length album will be announced as it is made available.
Estonian metallers Metsatoll will be heading out on a string of European tour dates in support of their new album "AIO." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
3/19 2010 Presentation gig of Metsatöll’s new album "ÄIO" (18+) Tallinn, Estonia
3/20 2010 Presentation gig of Metsatöll’s new album "ÄIO" Tallinn, Estonia
3/24 2010 Metsatöll -Äio- Presentation Party Helsinki, Finland
6/13 2010 Kivenlahtirock Espoo, Finland
6/23 2010 Jaanituli Metsavenna talus Vastse-Roosa, Estonia
7/6 2010 Metalcamp Tolmin, Slovenia
7/23 2010 Sandels Rock `10 Iisalmi, Finland
7/31 2010 Kuopio RockCock Kuopio, Finland
8/5 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
Australia's Captain Cleanoff will be embarking on a string of U.S. tour dates in May. The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more dates expected to be announced soon:
5/17: Sacramento, CA w/ Whatshame?, Killgasm @ 16th Street Cafe
5/20: Seattle, WA w/ Whatshame?, Sworming @ The Morgue
5/19: Portland, OR w/ Gride, Whatshame?, PLF @ Satyricon
5/21: Minneapolis, MN @ The Rathole
5/22: Milwaukee, WI @ Midwest Fuckfest
5/25: Fort Wayne, IN @ 1624 N. Harrison St.
5/30: Baltimore @ Maryland Death Fest.
Colorado based metallers Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire have issued the following update about releasing a new album:
"We are happy to announce that Debello Records is going to be releasing our new album. We are still working out the details, so we will keep you updated. Its not definite, but look for the new album to be released at the end of March/early April. Make sure you go and show Debello some some for us! THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!"
Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire are currently streaming several sample tracks online via their MySpace page.
Canada's Forgotten Tales is currently in the studio recording the band's upcoming third full-length album. The band has now posted a new video report from the studio with vocalist Sonia Pineault, which can be viewed below.
German symphonic metallers Leaves' Eyes have issued the following statement thanking their Russian fans:
"Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity would like to say thank you to our Russian fans and friends for being such a fantastic, loud and warm-hearted audience in Moscow last week-end! Moreover, thank you for all the wonderful moments and all the nice presents after the show. We really hope to return soon for another special show in the Russian winter wonderland (next time avoiding Lufthansa, who made our departure a real torture, for ourselves, and for our equipment)."
Leaves' Eyes also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Guitarist Igor Leiva of Chile based metal act Poema Arcanvs has issued the following statement about the recent earthquake that hit their country:
"Hi Everybody! First of all, we want to send a big warm hug to all of our friends in Talca, Concepción and surroundings after the terrible Earthquake that rocked Chile this weekend. We hope you have the strenght to overcome these dark and sad times. Our best wishes are with you all. In Poema Arcanus we are all safe and sound. Thanks to those who asked."
Poema Arcanvs is also currently streaming several tracks online at their official MySpace page.
Porcupine Tree has been confirmed for the Greenfield Festival, which takes place in Interlaken, Switzerland from June 11th-13th, 2010. Other confirmed bands include Rammsetin, HIM, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Heaven Shall Burn, and Coheed and Cambria. More info on the festival can be found here.
Porcupine Tree's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/9 2010 Escenica Monterrey, Nuevo León
4/11 2010 Teatro Diana Guadalajara
4/13 2010 Teatro Metropolitan Mexico City
4/14 2010 Teatro Metropolitan MEXICO CITY
4/17 2010 COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Indio, California
4/20 2010 House of Blues DALLAS
4/21 2010 House of Blues HOUSTON
4/23 2010 House of Blues ORLANDO
4/24 2010 The Fillmore MIAMI
4/25 2010 Tampa Theater Tampa, Florida
4/27 2010 Tabernacle ATLANTA
4/28 2010 Amos’s Southend CHARLOTTE
4/30 2010 Riviera CHICAGO
5/1 2010 Bogart’s CINCINNATI
5/4 2010 Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York
5/6 2010 Capitole Du Quebec Quebec City, Quebec
5/7 2010 Place De Arts Montreal, Quebec
5/8 2010 Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario
10/14 2010 Royal Albert Hall LONDON
Italian metallers Stormlord have issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist and working on a new album:
"Hi guys, it’s been a long since the last update, isn’t it? That why we felt the will to bring some fresh news to all the legions of the Storm out there. First of all, we want you to know that we parted ways with our mate Pierangelo Giglioni (rhythm guitars) and we wish him the best luck for the future. The replacement was found in Andrea Angelini, an old friend of Stormlord: we know him since a long time, we like his bands (Stick It Out and Withate) and we already had a sort of collaboration back in 2002, on Francesco (Bucci – bass) and David (Folchitto – drums) side-project, Outbreak. Andrea has been on stage with us for more that a year now, he is highly motivated and ready to measure his talent with some new Stormlord music.
"Talking about that, after almost two years of touring promotion for 'Mare Nostrum,' we’re about to stop the live activity for a while. The response to our 2008’s album has been outstanding and we had the chance to perform a lot of concerts in Europe and even in ..Africa... Now it’s time for us to work harder on the new songs, that’s why we’re gonna play four last shows before to dig ourselves in the rehearsal room in order to complete the songwriting for our fifth album. The stuff we already have sounds damn’ good: innovative yet loyal to the epic Mediterranean style of 'Mare Nostrum.' We hope to enter the recording studio between the end of this year and the beginning of 2011. So, don’t miss the chance to see the last Stormlord shows for a while, it’ll be our pleasure to storm the stages in your neighbourhood!"
Stormlord also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Norwegian Gothic metal act Theatre of Tragedy has issued the following announcement about officially calling it a day:
"After nearly 17 years in existence Theatre of Tragedy has decided to call it a day and close down. This has not been an easy decision to make and we have thought about this for a long long time. We finally agreed to this during the production of our latest album 'Forever is the world.' Theatre of Tragedy will come to an end on October 2nd 2010, exactly 17 years after we started making music together. Over the years all of us have strived to combine the Theatre with everyday life but in the end it has proven more and more difficult. We have come to appreciate our family lives and jobs, which makes it very hard to continue this life of rock'n'roll on the road.
"We know that some of you will probably be very disappointed, but we also hope you will continue to listen to our music, which all of you learned to appreciate and love so much. We want to thank everyone of you for all your support over the past 17 years! Theatre of Tragedy wouldn't have been possible without you! Be sure to catch us on the last Theatre of Tragedy shows ever this year! The final gig will take place on October 2nd in Stavanger, where it all began. Our music will live on... and forever is the world."
Theatre of Tragedy's upcoming "Forever Is The World" tour dates are as follows: More...
Australian metallers Black Majesty have been announced as part of the Basinfirefest line-up scheduled for the 2nd - 4th of July, 2010 in Spalene Prorici, Czech Republic. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. Black Majesty will be touring Europe throughout June and July in support of their upcoming album "In Your Honour," which will be released through Limb Music. You can hear sample Black Majesty tracks at the band's MySpace page.
Kentucky based rockers Hydrogyn have posted a video blog online discussing the making of their upcoming album "Judgement." The video clip can be viewed below.
New York doom metallers Unearthly Trance are currently in the studio recording their upcoming full-length album. The band has posted a series of photographs from the studio recording sessions online, which can be viewed at this location. A brief video clip of Unearthly Trance drummer Darren Verni in a pre-production rehearsal session can also be viewed below.
Glorior Belli has announced the addition of new drummer "G." The band comments on the progress of their new album with the new drummer, "And G. (Frostmoon Eclipse, Deathrow, Macabre, Omen) has just laid down the drum tracks for the new record: 'The Full Intrepid Experience of Light' - To be released later this year."
Kiss performed a couple songs on Germany’s talk show “Wetten, Dass?” with Thomas Gottschalk. Check out the video below for their performances of the songs “Say Yeah” and “I Was Made For Lovin’ You.”
Guns N Roses frontman Axl Rose has issued the following statement clarifying their tour situation in light of tickets being sold to unconfirmed shows:
"There are NO new Guns N' Roses shows added to our current onsale itinerary dated as of February 25th. This means NO SHOWS in Panama, Costa Rica or Guatemala regardless of ANYONE's claims or ticket sales. These dates or ANY additional dates anywhere other than those already previously announced and on sale before February 25th will NOT BE HONORED. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS until further notice here on this my personal twitter account. If you have purchased tickets to ANY suggested new dates being offered after February 25th please contact your place of purchase for refunds. We apologize for any inconvenience."