Metal News for March 11, 2010
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Swiss metallers Eluveitie are the new kids on the folk metal block, but they've already made a big impact with releases such as "Slania" and their recent all-instrumental disc "Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion." The band has now released a new Celtic themed death metal experience in the form of "Everything Remains As It Never Was." While the album keeps up the epic folk elements, it focuses more on the human tales behind the stories of legend.
Front man Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann explained, "When you are dealing with history you get hard facts like this war started then and ended then, end of story. Stuff like that is very dry but I think you should always keep in mind that in the end its people like you and me who stand behind such historical incidents and write history. That is the strong focus of the lyrics." Chrigel recently spoke with me about the many different recording studios used for the album, their recent use of an electronic bagpipe for live shows, and his own surprising taste in music. More...
MetalSucks recently interviewed Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery about his return to the band, the chemistry in the studio, working with producer Johnny K, and what the band's new record "Cold Day Memory" means to him. An excerpt follows:
MetalSucks: How is this record different or a step forward or whatever it is? What’s the deal with this record musically speaking?
Clint: I think it has good songs. I think this is a pure Sevendust record. It’s got all the elements: LJ’s vocals, my vocals, Morgan’s vocals, our kind of riffs, when it’s melodic it is really melodic, and when it’s heavy it is really heavy. I think it is one of the stronger “song” records that we have ever put out. All the songs mean something. There are no filler songs. It’s a real potent record, I think. I think it summarizes everything that this band is.
MetalSucks: What’s your goal with this record? Are you guys trying to accomplish anything in terms of touring or musically speaking? What is the big plan?
Clint: We’re just trying to expose more people to the band, and the people who are already exposed, win their love again. We just want to be a successful band; whatever that means to us. Success means surviving, paying our bills, having people come to watch our shows and enjoy it, and giving the fans what they want. It’s a bunch of different things like that. To us we don’t have to sell a billion records, we just want to be able to survive, and we’ve been able to do that.More...
Read the full article at MetalSucks.
German metallers Through The Ashes have officially called it a day and disbanded. The various members of the band have stated they will still be continuing on with other musical projects. The following statement regarding the break up was also posted on the band's MySpace page:
"That's it folks...hey! TTA has been buried yesterday. The reasons for this are complex (time, tastes, etc.), what's important is simply that we are not broke up the battle! All members will of course continue to make music, both within existing bands, as well as new projects! Thanks to all who have supported us in any way, and celebrate with us!"
There are still several Through the Ashes tracks available for streaming online at this location.
Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way have confirmed that artist Travis Smith will be creating the artwork for the upcoming album.
Travis Smith is a world renowned artist whose artwork has been featured on album covers, t-shirts and movie posters. He has worked with many well known acts such as Amorphis, Devin Townsend, Metallica, Nevermore, Opeth and Slayer.
The new release is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut by the band, "A Manifesto For Domination." It features the debut of new vocalist Steve Braun (Ashent, Siloam) , as well as a guest appearance by Pamela Moore of Queensryche fame.
The album was produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot) and guitarist Jon Bodan. Drums were engineered by Mike Froedge (doubleDrive, Bloodsimple, Speed X) at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta. Lammert is mixing the album at his studio, LSD-Tonstudio in Germany.
Misconduct has posted a making of video for their new music video "Closer." Watch it below:
Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus has posted a brand new song online entitled, "Hammer And Life." You can check it out by heading to the bands official Myspace page. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition" which will be released on May 7th through Nuclear Blast Records. Speaking on the song, guitarist and founder Gary Holt stated:
"We decided to put up an early rough mix of ‘Hammer And Life’ to give everybody a little taste of the new record. The really fast songs you'll get soon enough! This song is inspired by the one and only [original vocalist] Paul Baloff, our ode to him. Paul was always the hammer in EXODUS and he lived for metal more than anyone I've ever known. R.I.P."
The band have also revealed the tracklisting for the album which is as follows: More...
New York black metallers Liturgy kick off their month and a half long U.S. tour today in Pittsburgh. The band will play this weekend's Scion Rock Fest alongside Pelican, Shrinebuilder and more, then blast their way south towards this year's SXSW in Austin where they're confirmed to play four showcases throughout the week's festivities. The band will also hit Bro Fest in Dallas alongside Rwake, White Mice and more, as well as MtyMx festival in Monterrey, Mexico alongside Dan Deacon, Andrew W.K., Acid Mother's Temple and others.
The currently confirmed Liturgy tour dates are as follows:
3/11/2010 Garfield Arts - Pittsburgh, PA
3/13/2010 Scion Rock Fest - Columbus, OH w/ Voivod, Cannibal Corpse, Pelican, Shrinebuilder
3/14/2010 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/15/2010 The Mopery - Chicago, IL w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/16/2010 Camp Concentration - St. Louis, MO w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/17/2010 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/18/2010 House of Tinnitus - Denton, TX w/ White Mice, Tinsel Teeth
3/19/2010 Encore - Austin, TX | SXSW @ WFMU/Aquarius showcase w/ Iron Man, Speedwolf
3/19/2010 Headhunter's - Austin, TX | SXSW @ 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore showcase
3/19/2010 Encore - Austin, TX | SXSW @ WFMU/Aquarius showcase
3/20/2010 Red 7 - Austin, TX | SXSW @ Brooklyn Vegan showcase
3/21/2010 Bro Fest - Dallas, TX w/ White Mice, Withered, Rwake
3/22/2010 MtyMx Festival - Monterrey, Mexio w/ Dan Deacon, Andrew WK, Acid Mothers Temple
3/24/2010 Rogue - Fayetteville, AR
3/27/2010 Big Ears Festival - Knoxville, TN w/ Terry Riley, Gang Gang Dance, The Ex
3/28/2010 *TBA - Hickory NC
3/30/2010 Berkley Cafe - Raleigh, NC
3/31/2010 The Triple - Richmond, VA
4/01/2010 The Talking Head - Baltimore, MD
4/16/2010 Shea Stadium - Brooklyn, NY w/ White Mice + TBA
4/17/2010 Bard College - Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
4/25/2010 WBAR-B-Q @ Columbia University - New York, NY w/ Cold Cave, Jana Hunter
Finland's Shear have announced they are currently offering their entire "In Solitude" EP as a free MP3 download. All four tracks from the EP can be found at this location. The EP was recorded at Arcada Studios from August - September 2009 by Mikael Grönroos. Sample Shear tracks can also be heard via the band's official MySpace page.
Prosthetic Records has signed Denver, Colorado's Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire. The band formed in 2006 and released an EP titled "Harmonies From Bleeding Mouths" that year, and released their first full-length "Omega Drunk On The Blood Of Alpha" in 2008 on Debello Recordings. The band is currently recording their Prosthetic debut, which is slated for a late spring/early summer release.
Vocalist Ethan McCarthy commented on the signing and new album: "Our new CD is being recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt) and it is our most dynamic, bleakest, and dirtiest material to date. We can't wait to go out and tour on this release, and we are proud to be a part of the Prosthetic roster."
Earth have joined up with label mates Wolves in the Throne Room for a week-and-a-half long West Coast tour this April. The string of dates will also include opening support from instrumentalist Cello performer Lori Goldston, who will also be part of Earth's live lineup for the tour.
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
4/14/2010 The Oak Street Speakeasy - Eugene, OR
4/15/2010 Noctrum - Eureka, CA
4/16/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
4/17/2010 Brookdale Lodge - Santa Cruz, CA
4/19/2010 Ché Café - San Diego, CA
4/20/2010 The EchoPlex - Los Angeles, CA
4/22/2010 Rotture - Portland, OR
4/23/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA
4/24/2010 Capital Theatre - Olympia, WA with special guests Mount Eerie and Ô Paon
Christian metallers War of Ages have announced their upcoming album "Eternal" will be released on April 13th, 2010. You can hear a brand new song from the album called "Desire," which features Tim Labesis of As I Lay Dying, on the bands official MySpace page. War of Ages also has the following upcoming tour dates:
6/30 2010 Cornerstone (Headlining HM Stage) Bushnell, Illinois
7/17 2010 SONSHINE FEST - HM STAGE Willmar, Minnesota
8/13 2010 PURPLE DOOR FESTIVAL (headlining Facedown day) Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
The Haunted has announced their upcoming DVD/CD, "Road Kill," will be released in Europe on April 19 and in North America on June 8 via Century Media. This live release will be available as a DVD+CD set, as well as a stand-alone CD and digital download. The audio-only release will contain the full live-show, as well as five previously-unreleased or rare studio tracks from the "Versus" recording sessions.
"Road Kill" features an in-depth, unique on-the-road documentary, footage of The Haunted's live performance and the band's recent promotional video clips. The live show was captured on February 13, 2009 at Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland by Fabchannel and was mixed and mastered by The Haunted's long-time producer Tue Madsen.
Greek metallers Nightfall have issued the following statement about the title of their new album:
"As said in previous post Tyrants represent the punishment accrued from our own actions, the allegoric way. But what about the first part of the title, Astron Black? The Astron refers to the bearer of light, the sun, life itself and phos that allows no secret to remain hidden for ever, the hope, the hunter, the ray slashing the monotony of nothing, the effort to breathe to cry to understand to communicate and ultimately to create, the god, the gods, the man!
"The Black refers to the endless, the eternal warm nest either within us or far above, the mystery, the epitome of arcane that asks to be conquered and the challenge that cannot be regretted, the deep, the soul attractor and fears the force’s being made of, the vessel of creation, the goddess, the womb, the woman!
"Astron Black is a fiction persona in human like body shape. Moving throughout centuries, being inspired and eventually driven by its needs and wills, this beast-cum-beauty and vice versa creature moves violently in harmonious circles known as Time. That Aenaon creature symbolizes the opposite natures in universe, the duality that characterizes every form of life and action whose motion generates aural waves, inking the pages of collective subconscious chronicles."
Chicago's Master will release their new album "The Human Machine" in the U.S. via Pulverised Records later this year. A new track from the album titled "Worship The Sun" is currently available for streaming via Metal Review. Master also has the following upcoming tour dates:
3/12 2010 - Target Club, Bari, Italy
3/13 2010 - Milano (I) – Marmaja Live Club
3/14 2010 - Rimini (I) – Boulevard Rock Club
3/15 2010 - Rocktown Pfaffikon Switzerland
3/18 2010 - Dornbirn (A) – Schlachthaus
3/19 2010 - Marktredwitz (Ger) - Machine Park
3/20 2010 - Stereo Club, Klagenfurt Austria
3/21 2010 - Szerencs (Hun) – Megyes
3/22 2010 - Music Pub Baia Mare,Romania
3/23 2010 - Randall Club, Bratislava
3/25 2010 - Cottbus (Ger) – Gladhouse
3/26 2010 - Rostock (Ger) – Alte Zuckerfabrik
3/27 2010 - Greifswald (Ger) - Kleks
3/28 2010 - Flensburg (Ger) – Roxy
3/29 2010 - Hamburg (Ger) – Marx
3/30 2010 - The Cave, Amsterdam
3/31 2010 - Antwerpen (B) – de rots
4/1 2010 - The Rambler, Eindhoven, Holland
4/2 2010 - Tilburg (Nl) – Little
4/3 2010 - Rotterdam (Nl) Baroeg
4/4 2010 - Terneuzen (Nl) – De Pit
4/5 2010 - Bridgehouse London, England
4/14 2010 - Tampere, Vastavirta Club
4/15 2010 - Kouvola, Rytmikatti
4/16 2010 - Helsinki, Gloria
4/17 2010 - Helsinki, Darkside Club
Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm have completed the song writing process for their new album entitled "Heaven’s Venom." The album is tentatively scheduled for a fall 2010 release via Nuclear Blast.
Vocalist Maurizio Iacono commented: "It’s done after two years of hard work! We really made sure we had every element covered, going over all the riffs and arrangements hundreds of times to make it the best it could be. Our fans have given us so much over the years and it was time for us, without any label pressure or time limit, to give back with the album they have been waiting for. We think we’ve accomplished something special, but we are not going to say this is the heaviest or best Kataklysm and all that stuff. The fans will decide that. I just know the mission is accomplished when all of us have big cheesy smiles on our faces!
"We’re going to take a little break now and hit the road with Kreator, which should be a lot of fun! Come party with us and hang out. As soon as we are back we will give the album one last check up and then start recording this beast. Should be warped up and mixed by this summer. Next year it will be the bands 20th anniversary so you can bet that we will deliver the goods. We promise! Lots of cool surprises ahead. See ya!”
Some tentative song titles appearing on the album include “Soul Made of Shrapnel,” “Blind Savior,” “Hail the Renegade” and “Push the Venom.”
"Heaven’s Venom" will be Kataklysm's follow up to their 2008 release, "Prevail." Guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index ) will once again handle the recording process, while Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Suicide Silence, Winds of Plague, Dark Tranquillity) will handle mixing duties this time around.
Upcoming Kataklysm shows with Kreator, Evile, Lightning Swords of Death and Lazarus A.D.: More...
Amon Amarth has been confirmed to perform at the upcoming Metaltown Festival, which takes place from June 18th - 19th, 2010. More details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts for the show include Rammstein, In Flames, Bullet For My Valentine, Sabaton, Coheed and Cambria, Kreator, Dark Tranquillity, Finntroll, Nile, Sonic Syndicate, Hatebreed, Dream Evil, Between the Buried and Me, Bleeding Through, and Cynic.
The list of upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates are as follows: More...
Marduk has announced the following Belarus and Russian tour dates:
29.04 - Minsk (Belarus) "Reactor"
30.04 - Moscow (Russia) "XO"
02.05 - Khabarovsk (Russia) "Velicano"
03.05 - Nizhny-Novgorod (Russia) "Rocco"
04.05 - St-Petersburg (Russia) "Orlandina"
Austrian melodic death metal band Perishing Mankind has issued the following update:
"It's already March, and we promised to give some updates on our new record in the next weeks. Here we are. Our 3rd album will be called 'THE HERITAGE' and will be released in September 2010. It is still a few months until September, and so we are currently preparing some surprises to shorten this time a little bit. But as usual, we ask for your patience and give you more details later..."
"We will present our new records for the first time at the STP Metal Weekend (http://www.myspace.com/stpmetalweekend) in St. Pölten at 17th of September. We already have been there in 2008, and we are really looking forward to return and perform there again!"
Bloodstream Parade has been added to the Milwaukee stop of Unearth's Atticus Metal Tour II. The upcoming Bloodstream Parade tour dates are as follows:
3/13 2010 NITECAPS Chicago, Illinois
3/24 2010 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4/23 2010 Ye Olde Town Inn Mount Prospect, Illinois
4/30 2010 THE HOUSE CAFE (All Ages) Dekalb, Illinois
5/8 2010 THE FREQUENCY Madison, Wisconsin
6/5 2010 BONEY JUNE’S Evansville, Indiana
7/16 2010 Michigan Death Fest (Detroit, Michigan) Detroit, Michigan
7/17 2010 Michigan Death Fest (Detroit, Michigan) Detroit, Michigan
7/31 2010 KAOS FEST 2 (Evansville Indiana Fair Grounds) Evansville, Indiana
Italy's Broken Melody has issued the following update about working on new songs for an upcoming full-length album:
"Hi Guys, just few words to say that we are working on the songs for a future album. Now they sounds amazing and very aggressive, just one or two steps up 'Mirroring Identities.' We love how the new songs are coming up! Rock On!"
You can also check out sample Broken Melody songs at their official MySpace page.
Detroit death metallers AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH have released a 2 new video blogs that gives fans an inner look at the personalities within the band and how these fun loving individuals can find a musical release that is about as heavy as they come.
Part 1 deals with AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH's life at home and life on the road. It features footage of the band's earth-shaking, bottom heavy live performances interspersed with all of the head shaving, bee swarming, fire-farting festivities you'd only ever get to experience if you were in the van with the the band.
Part 2 goes behind the scenes of the recording of AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH's upcoming EARACHE debut, "PROPRIOCEPTION." From pre-production to the completion of a new track, the band gives fans a look all of the details it took to make their new album truly crushing. Some of the finer moments include the band sharing their recipe for in-studio brain food, the scientific ways that leads are created and a preview of the upcoming album that fans will not want to miss. More...
HOD guitarist Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder has checked in with the following tour road report:
"The Texas onslaught with Gravehill has been merciless. P.A. Systems crashing to ground. Women beating women. Men beating men. Holy hell it's been brutal! Gravehill's death metal assault has to be witnessed live to understand the brutality. HOD has unleashed some new songs on this tour including 'Under Tyranny's Hammer' and 'Walking Wounded.' The crowd response has been killer for the new material. We hope to see all you maniacs out on the road soon."
The upcoming HOD tour dates are as follows:
3/13 The Nat Ballroom – West Texas Death Fest, Amarillo, TX
3/16 Club Encore w/ Book of Black Earth, Austin, TX
3/18 Pedicab Bar w/ Withered, Javelina, & Howl, San Antonio, TX
5/21 The Ten Eleven w/ The Gates of Slumber & Bastardwolf, San Antonio, TX
6/6 Emo’s w/ Obituary & Pack of Wolves, Austin, TX
6/19 TBA, Hattiesburg or Jackson, MS
7/9 TBA w/ Immolith & Maax, Austin, TX
7/10 TBA w/ Immolith & Maax, Dallas or Houston?
Leafblade has issued the following studio update:
"So, Leafblade is doing some final days in the studio in southern England to record their 2nd fullength album. A small videoclip from the recording can be seen here"
"As well, the band is now a three-piece! New to the fold is drummer Daniel Cardoso from Portugal, known for example from Head Control System. He's an amazing drummer that will contribute alot to the band now that they are heading towards a more rock sound!"
"No release date for the new album yet, but sometime in the late summer should be possible."
Germany's Obscura have added on several Japanese dates to their upcoming tour schedule. The currently confirmed Obscura tour dates are as follows:
3/12 2010 Denver - Marquis Theatre USA, Colorado
3/13 2010 Lawrence - The Bottleneck USA, Kansas
3/14 2010 Des Moines - People’s Court USA, Iowa
3/15 2010 St. Paul - Station 4 USA, Minnesota
3/16 2010 Chicago - Metro USA, Illinois
3/18 2010 Washington DC - Rock’n Roll Hotel USA, Washington DC
3/19 2010 Philadelphia - First Unitarian Church USA, Pennsylvania
3/20 2010 New York - Santo’s Party House USA, New York
3/22 2010 Allentown - Crocodile Rock USA, Pennsylvania
3/23 2010 Pittsburg - Mr Smalls USA, Pennsylvania
3/24 2010 Detroit - Magic Stick USA, Michigan
4/2 2010 INFERNO FESTIVAL Oslo
6/2 2010 Osaka - Club Quattro Japan
6/3 2010 Nagoya - Club Quattro Japan
6/4 2010 Tokyo - O-East Japan
6/20 2010 HELLFEST France
Swedish modern melodic death metal band SOLUTION .45 will release their debut album "For Aeons Past" on April 9th. Just a few weeks ago the band made the song "Gravitational Lensing" available for streaming, now the second new track has been presented. Click here to listen to "The Close Beyond."
According to Colombian news sources, the Metallica concert in the city of Bogota last night featured scenes of violence, as three people were found stabbed, a policeman was wounded, more than fifty people arrested and property was destroyed by ticketless fans who tried to gate crash the show. This was the bands first Colombian show in eleven years and authorities prepared for trouble by having well over one thousand police officers at the event, as well as four tanks and several police trucks.
Finland's Horna has issued the following statement, apparently in response to having several shows canceled due to allegations that the band is involved in the NSBM (National Socialist Black Metal) movement:
"Once again the same old problems arrive and Antifa [Anti-Facism Network] try to get as many gigs on the European canceled as they can with their terrorism. It is apparently irrelevant what we do or say when they have already decided what we stand for, and as anyone can tell, HORNA has always had big political messages, symbols and pictures in our releases and live shows... or quite the opposite!! A big fuck off to Antifa and their fascist intolerant propaganda!! HORNA has never been a band with NS message. We are satanist, religious, devil-worshipping, alcohol-consuming occult bastards and our band has NOTHING to do with NS."
Horna still has the following upcoming tour dates planned: More...
Greek thrashers Suicidal Angels have issued the following announcement about heading out on another European tour in May:
"Hello everyone, amazing news! Since we returned from the two successful tours with Kataklysm and Overkill, we are really glad to announce the Power Of Metal Tour. We'll hit the road again on May along with three amazing heavy-speed bands, Enforcer, Cauldron and Steelwing, of which we are big fans and we look forward to sharing the stage with!!! So, after two months of touring and creating so many new friends, we can't wait to meet you all again in the upcoming gigs! Check the dates and see you all there on May! Thrash 'Till Death!"
Suicidal Angels have the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Bring Me The Horizon has issued the following brief update about changing their previously scheduled June 24th date in San Diego to August 10th:
"Warped San Diego date change. Please note that our date in San Diego at the Cricket Amphitheatre on June 24th will be moving to August 10th. The Vans Warped Tour will now start on June 25th in Los Angeles."
The upcoming Bring Me The Horizon tour dates are as follows:
6/21 2010 Starline Fresno, California
6/22 2010 Jerry’s Bakersfield, California
6/25 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Home Depot Center Los Angeles, California
6/26 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Shoreline Ampitheatre Mountain View, California
6/27 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Seaside Park Ventura, California
6/29 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona
6/30 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces, New Mexico
7/1 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
7/2 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Sam Houston Race Park Houston, Texas
7/3 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas
7/5 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Verizon Wireless Ampitheater St. Louis, Missouri
7/6 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Verizon Wireless Ampitheater Indianapolis, Indiana
7/7 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
7/8 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Time Warner Cable Ampitheatre Cleveland, Ohio
7/9 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Arrow Hall Toronto, Ontario
7/10 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal, Quebec
7/11 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Comcast Theater Hartford, Connecticut
7/13 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Comcast Center Masfield, Massachusetts
7/14 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Darien Lake P.A.C. Darien Center, New York More...
Swedish metallers Katatonia have announced they will be making an appearance at the Peace & Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on Fridaym July 2nd 2010. Other confirmed bands for the show include: Alice in Chains, Jay-Z, John Fogerty, Mastodon, NOFX, Sick Of It All, Tech N9ne, Them Crooked Vultures, Vitalic, and Wolfmother. More information on the Peace & Love festival can be found here.
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth has been confirmed for the upcoming "Dublin Doom Day Chapter 2" festival, which will take place in Dublin on September 18th, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced line-up is as follows, with more bands expected to be announced soon:
Melbourne’s CONTRIVE has uploaded two new songs from their forthcoming album “The Internal Dialogue” onto their official Myspace page. The band is hoping for an April or May release this year.
You can catch Contrive this week on their supporting national tour with Devin Townsend. Here are the tour dates:
FRIDAY 12 MARCH – BRISBANE, THE TIVOLI – 18+
SATURDAY 13 MARCH – SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE – Licensed All Ages
SUNDAY 14 MARCH - MELBOURNE, BILLBOARD – 18+
TUESDAY 16 MARCH – ADELAIDE, FOWLERS LIVE – 18+
THURSDAY 18 MARCH – PERTH, METRO FREMANTLE – 18+
British doom metal veterans Orange Goblin has announced that they will once again be putting off the recording and release of a new studio album due to personal commitments. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"With everybody’s commitments to work, family and other things, we have decided that it is best that we do not commit to any deadline for the next album as we wouldn’t want to rush and deliver a record that we are not 100% happy with. Song writing will continue as and when we can but we honestly couldn’t say when we will be ready to go into the studio to record again, it will definitely NOT be in 2010. Please rest assured that it will happen but sometimes it is better to stop and think of what is best for Orange Goblin as a band!"
Swedish death metal outfit Necrophobic has posted their new music video online for the song, "Revelation 666." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "Death To All," which was released last year through Regain Records. More...
Reunited alternative rock legends Faith No More has announced their first show on the East Coast of the United States since they reformed. The concert will take place at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Waterfront on July 5th. The band have previously announced that they will be performing a three night residence at the Warfield in San Francisco from April 12th- 14th and that they will be taking part in the Coachella Festival on April 17th.
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Raven has announced that they will be heading to North America this September for a headlining tour. The trek is in support of their new studio album, "Walk Through Fire" which is out now in Japan, but will be released on March 29th in Europe, with a North American release the next day.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson's radio show "Masters Of Rock" is to be axed, according to the BBC. He will reportedly broadcast his last show at the end of April. Dickinson has been presenting shows for BBC 6 Music since it's launch in 2002 and his current show goes out at 9pm on fridays and finishes at midnight.
A 6 Music spokeswoman says, "6 Music is currently reviewing the way it reflects the Rock/Heavy Metal genres across the network and has decided to decommission the Friday Night Rock Show. The network, however, remains committed to reflecting both genres throughout the schedule as part of its core music offering. We would very much like to thank Bruce Dickinson for the hard work and commitment he has shown to 6 Music over the past eight years."