Metal News for March 12, 2009
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33 news articles posted on this day.
Death By Stereo have announced a tour in Europe to kick off in April. Prior to that, the band will play a few shows in the U.S. later this month. The latest tour dates are below:
March 19, 2009 Maggie Mae's Austin, Texas
March 20, 2009 Maggie Mae's Austin, Texas
March 27, 2009 Friar Tucks Pomona, California
April 3, 2009 Patronat Haarlem
April 4, 2009 RIO ROCK FESTIVAL Ham, Belgium
April 5, 2009 Soap Box Nancy
April 6, 2009 Santana 27 Bilbao
April 7, 2009 Colisevm Burgos
April 8, 2009 Ritmo & Compás Madrid
April 9, 2009 Becool Barcelona
April 9, 2009 Kofmehl Solothurn
April 11, 2009 T'Beest Goes
April 12, 2009 Fernverkeh Hof/Zedtwitz
April 18, 2009 Rohtabak Dobeln
April 23, 2009 Cafe Central Weinheim
April 24, 2009 Flexibel Saarwellingen
April 25, 2009 Janka Saal Zwiesel
April 26, 2009 Club Vaudeville Lindau
April 29, 2009 SO36 Berlin
April 30, 2009 Regenbogen Hameln
The band recently finished recording their long-awaited new album, entitled "Death Is My Only Friend". The record follows Death For Life which was released in 2005.
German symphonic dark gothic metallers, ATARGATIS, (featuring vocalist Stephanie Luzie) have started the songwriting process for their third album. The upcoming album will be released in the end of 2009 or the beginning of 2010 via Massacre Records.
German black thrash metal band DESASTER will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2009. To make this an event not to be forgotten, the band hired the infamous MS Rheingold - the same boat where the Metal Cruise takes place - to host the show. Support comes from Martin Missy and the Protectors and Witchburner.
The event takes place the 26th of September, 2009 and the boat departs from the Rheinpromenade in Koblenz, Germany.
The lineup is as follows:
DESASTER (2 decades of pure blasphemy!)
Martin Missy and the PROTECTORs [SWE] (Protector cover band with Martin Missy)
WITCHBURNER (Fuldarian Thrash Metal Artillery)
Price: 23 Euro plus postage. Tickets are limited to 450 people.
Order + info (hotels, party etc.): firstname.lastname@example.org
On that evening, a "20 years of DESASTER" box set will be on sale for the first time. Released by Iron Pegasus Records the box includes 4 Picture LPs (including 4 new songs) and some other special surprises. There will be special event shirts available as well.
Jordanian Metal Zine Jorzine covered Iron Maiden's “Somewhere Back In Time” World Tour in Dubai that took a place in Dubai’s Media City Amphitheatre on February 13, 2009. Photos have been posted at this location and a video of the concert is also viewable below. More...
Nine Inch Nails will perform at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX on May 12th, and the Comcast Amphitheatre in Mansfield, MA on June 3rd. The Mansfield date replaces the previously-posted Darien Lake date.
In addition, seven new European summer festival dates have been announced. Nine Inch Nails will be performing at the following festivals this summer:
Nova Rock Festival, Nickelsdorf, Austria [19 June 09]
Southside Festival, Neuhausen, Germany [20 June 09]
Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany [21 June 09]
St. Gallen Festival, St. Gallen, Switzerland [27 June 09]
Arvika Festival, Arvika, Sweden [02 July 09]
T in the Park Festival, Kinross, Scotland [11 July 09]
Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland [12 July 09]
German metal label Ketzer Records has announced two new releases slated for spring 2009. First is a split 7" from Irrlycht and Megaera. Second is Colombian black metal band Horncrowned's new album, "Casus Belli Antichristanus." More details will follow.
In the meantime, you can check out Horncrowned's material on their MySpace page.
Cleveland, Ohio natives Chimaira has finished shooting their first music video for their new studio album, "The Infection." The band decided to shoot a video for the song, "Destroy And Dominate." A message from guitarist Rob Arnold reads:
"Just finished shooting for our new video 'Destroy And Dominate'! We shot in our home town of Cleveland, Ohio, with long time friend and film maker Todd Bell. Todd is responsible for both of our documentaries The Dehumanizing Process, and The Resurrection, as well as our brand new, in-the-works DVD, due out early next year. He's also shot a handful of our music videos, photos, and more. So expect nothing less than superior quality and creativity on 'Destroy And Dominate'! I wish I could tell you all more about what to expect content wise, but I myself am still waiting to see the first rough cut! But I certainly have no doubts that it will crush! Keep your eyes peeled!"
Reunited Christian thrash metal group Believer has posted a second new song entitled, "Stoned" online at their official Myspace account. You can check out the song by clicking here. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Gabriel" which will be released on March 17th through Cesspool Recordings / Metal Blade Records.
Speaking on "Stoned," drummer Joey Daub says: "As we were mixing Stoned, the ripping old school death metal riff and locking into a groove felt great until we added the weird piano section. After repeated listens to this part during the mix, both Jeff and Kevin developed throbbing headaches and severe nausea. It must have been the odd, conflicting timing between the keys, guitars and drums totally screwing with their inner ears or something. Obviously Kurt and I felt great (not sure what that says about us), but I guess that’s what one might call ‘feeling the song’. Warning: Listening to this section over and over again may induce physical illness."
Metallica has announced the rescheduled date for their show in Stockholm, Sweden after having to cancel the show after frontman James Hetfield was taken to hospital with a stomach bug. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Oysters be damned, we're coming back to Stockholm, Sweden! Those of you who were at Globen on Sunday, March 8 know that unfortunately James (Hetfield) was ill that day and we were unable to perform. That show has now been re-scheduled for May 4, so hold on to your tickets and we're hoping that you can make it back...we'll be there!
"The ticket that you have for the show originally planned for Sunday will be your entry to the Globen for the May 4th show. If for some reason you cannot join us on that day, please visit the place you purchased the tickets for a full refund.
"Again, our sincere apologies to all of you who travelled from near and far to Stockholm. As a minor token of our appreciation, and hopefully to make up for some of your inconvenience, everyone who goes to the May 4 show will receive a free download of that night's show at www.livemetallica.com. As you enter the arena that night, you'll be handed a card with instructions on how to get your free mp3 of the show.
"See you then!"
Maryland progressive metallers, Periphery, have posted a new song entitled "The Walk" on their MySpace page. The song features their new singer, Christopher Barretto, on vocals. The song was released previously with Periphery's original singer, Jake Veredika.
Toronto based drone duo Nadja announced the forthcoming release of a new album titled "When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV" featuring eight cover tracks. The album will be released on April 28th via The End Records.
The track listing will be as follows:
01. Only Shallow (My Bloody Valentine)
02. Pea (Codeine)
03. No Cure For The Lonely (Swans)
04. Dead Skin Mask (Slayer)
05. The Sun Always Shines On TV (A-ha)
06. Needle In The Hay (Elliott Smith)
07. Long Dark Twenties (Kids In The Hall)
08. Faith (The Cure)
Iron Mask has issued the following update about their upcoming album:
"It's time for some news; We finished recording the new Iron Mask album,'Shadow of the red baron', right now. Jens Bogren(Symphony X,opeth,soilwork,paradise lost) from fascination street studio in Sweden is doing the mix and the mastering; furthermore the artwork is done by Eric Philippe,we also get new sites for Iron Mask and Magic Kingdom, we will reveal everything very soon, release date infos and track listing will follow this coming month as well. 17th of marsh we all go in Frankfurt for the photos and the video clip shooting. last but not least here's the new line up on 'Shadow of the red Baron:'
"Dushan Petrossi - all guitars Goetz "Valhalla jr" Mohr - lead vocals Oliver Hartmann - lead/backing vocals Andreas Lindahl - keyboards(wuthering heights) Vassili Moltchanov - bass Erik Stout - drums (Joe Stump band,vengeance)"
Flyleaf has issued the following announcement about upcoming 2009 tour dates:
"We’re excited to announce some new dates this April/ May in the Durrty South! All of these dates are going on-sale this weekend, so check with your local box office for details."
4/28 College Station, TX @ Hurricane Harry’s *on sale Sat, March 14
4/30 Tyler, TX @ Click’s *on sale Fri, March 13
5/4 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *on sale Sat, March 14
5/5 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen *on sale Fri, March 13
5/6 Fort Walton Beach, FL @ The Swamp *on sale March 13
5/9 N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues *on sale Sat, March 14
5/11 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm *on sale Sat, March 14
5/12 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend *on sale Sat, March 14
5/13 Asheville @ The ..Orange Peel *on sale Sat, March 14
5/17 Louisville, KY @ City Block *on sale Sat, March 14
The 2009 FortaRock festival is scheduled to take place on July 11th at Park Brakkestein in Nijmegen, Holland. The most recent bands confirmed for the line-up are Warbringer and Satyricon. The other announced bands are as follows:
All Shall Perish
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Keep of Kalessin
Darkest Hour has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "The Eternal Return" and will be released on June 9th through Victory Records. The band has also posted a video clip of their time in the studio which can be viewed below. More...
Children of Bodom has announced that they will be appearing at the following 2009 summer festivals:
May 30 - Rock Hard Festival, Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen (D)
June 12 - Provinssirock, Seinäjoki (FIN)
June 20 - Metalway Festival, Zaragoza (ES)
June 26 - Metaltown, Gothenburg (SWE)
July 03 - Ruisrock, Turku (FIN)
July 18 - Ilosaarirock, Joensuu (FIN)
The band will also be playing a co-headlining show with As I Lay Dying on May 14 at The Norva in Norfolk, VA.
Nightrage has posted a video report of their time at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg where they are recording their new album "Wearing a Martyr's Crown." The album is currently set for a June 23rd release. The video can be viewed below. More...
Swedish metallers Machinery have issued the following announcement about playing an upcoming show alongside Communic:
"Hey Boys & Gals! I'm happy to announce that well be performing a show with the Norwegian metal machine "Communic" on march 27th in club Wasteland, Gävle!
Doors open at 10 pm....
"I promise there will be at least one crazed singer, 1 confused guitar player & a drummer you really don't know what hes up to! Hope to see loads of you metalheads there...it will be a BLAST!!!"
Guitarist Peter Wichers of Swedish metal band Soilwork recently did an interview with MetalSucks.net. When the topic of what effect family has on touring here's what he had to say:
"I've seen most of the guys in Darkane who all have kids. They are able to make this happen, so I don't see a reason why I won't be able to do that. I think that when I came back, we did talk a little bit about how we're going to do the touring in the future. I think everybody agrees that Soilwork might have done too many tours that probably they didn't have to do. I think that we're all in the same understanding that we're not going to do as much touring as we did before. We won't over-tour the records. That also made my decision a lot easier to make when I knew that that's what the guys wanted to do. A lot of the guys now are married and have wives and stuff. When I was in the band 4 years ago, everything was kind of up in the air a bit more. Since then a lot of people have settled down, and they have something to come back to at home instead of just spending a lot of time on the road."
Read the full article at MetalSucks.
Indian Progressive Blackend Death Metallers Apollonian Quest recruits Arjun Dhanraj as their second guitar player who will also be handling all clean vocal duties.
Riju Dasgupta has also been appointed the band's full time manager as Apollonian Quest prepares to conquer the 2009 Whiplash Finals.
One of their latest offerings "Labyrinths of Eternal Darkness" has also been completed at Demonstealer Records, which is set to appear on the Furtados Indian Bands Compilation.
Read the full article at Apollonian Quest's Official Facebook Group.
Rujo has signed a record deal with Symbolic Records. Their upcoming album, “Full Drop to Concrete,” is ready and scheduled for a mid-April release.
Rujo has been playing it’s energetic and aggressive metal since 1998. You can listen to the samples of the “Full Drop to Concrete” on Rujo's MySpace player and visit the official website of Rujo for live videos and more.
Power metal band Dragonforce has announced that they will be bringing American progressive metal band Cynic along with them as the main support act for their North American tour which kicks off next month. The band was invited by Dragonforce personally to tour with them. Also on the bill will be Daath.
The tour dates are as follows:
April 15th - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
April 17th - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
April 18th - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
April 19th - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
April 21st - Fargo, ND - The Venue @ Playmakers
April 22nd - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
April 24th - Sauget, IL - Pop's
April 25th - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
April 26th - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
April 27th - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
April 28th - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
April 30th - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls
May 1st - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
May 2nd - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
May 4th - Providence, RI - Lupo's at The Strand
May 5th - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
May 7th - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
May 8th - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
May 9th - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 10th - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Incubus has announced that they will be embarking on a tour across North America this summer. The summer dates seem to indicate that the band will not participate in the rumoured Family Values tour this year.
The tour dates are as follows:
July 9 - San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
July 10 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
July 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
July 13 - Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
July 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
July 19 - Kansas City, MO @ City Market
July 21 - Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion
July 22 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park
July 23 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 25 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 26 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Amphitheatre
July 30 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
August 1 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
August 2 - Uncasville, CT @ The Mohegan Sun Arena
August 4 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
August 5 - New York, NY @ P.N.C Banks Arts Center
August 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
August 9 - Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 12 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 15 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
August 16 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
August 19 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
August 21 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 22 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
August 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Jobbing.com Arena
Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden performed in the South American country of Ecuador for the first time this past tuesday (March 10th.) Ecuadorian television even posted a news report about the bands first visit to the country. You can check it out below. More...
Israeli metal band Amaseffer has wowed listeners around the globe with the first installment of their Exodus trilogy, "Slaves For Life." The band, known for its film score work on both films and video games, released "Slaves For Life" in 2008, and are already in pre-production for its sequel. "Slaves For Life" was deemed Best Progressive Metal Album of the Year, and front man Erez Yohanan, the band’s drummer and narrator on the album, promises that the sequel will be even better. I recently spoke with Erez about the trilogy, and the unique experience of being a musician in a small, but up and coming place like his homeland of Israel. More...
Primordial vocalist Alan Averill "Nemtheanga" has checked in with another of his usually long updates. You can read what he has to say below:
"It has been a while since my last confession.
"So what's been happening? Well seeing as I am blogging on Myspace you will notice we have moved out of the stone age as far as the presentation and graphics are concerned and varied the songs a little more. Merchandise is finally in the process of going up. Before the end of the month hopefully.
"Imrama is out early next week finally and looks great, Paul from Unhinged/Scald has done the job once again and now we are working on Journeys End, Spirit and Storm. It feels good to be listening again to these old albums and have them finally under one flag, no longer at the mercy of inscrutable labels and middle men. Imrama has a bonus dvd of a show from February 1994. Very rough, raw and old school. It would have been easier to tag on a new show filmed for nothing at a festival but for Imrama we felt we should include something from that time. If you have the originals of course we do not ask you buy them again. However even a purist must admit it is important to have these albums out there and available once again. They are not only important chapters in our career but important milestones in the history of 90s Metal. More...
Heaven And Hell, the band featuring the Black Sabbath lineup of vocalist Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Tony Iommi, bass player Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appiece, has revealed the artwork of their highly anticipated new studio album, "The Devil You Know." You can check it out below. The album will be released on April 28th and features the following tracklisting:
1. Atom & Evil
3. Bible Black
4. Double The Pain
5. Rock & Roll Angel
6. The Turn Of The Screw
7. Eating The Cannibals
8. Follow The Tears
10. Breaking into Heaven More...
Finnish metal band Norther recently announced that they were parting ways with vocalist Petri Lindroos and as a result, are now searching for a new full time vocalist. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Norther is now looking for a new full time singer. We are looking for a versatile, creative individual with high motivation and a preferable capability of singing in different styles.
"The person we are looking for must be at least 20 years of age and preferably live in Finland. Guitar playing skills are considered as an advantage but not necessary.
"If you feel you might be the one, please download the following instrumental version of our song Frozen Angel. Return it to us with your own vocals recorded on top to email@example.com in MP3 format. You can download the song here, and the lyrics here. It is also possible to send a free-form audio or video sample of yourself. More...
Heaven Shall Burn has revealed that the title of their forthcoming debut DVD will be, "Bildersturm - Iconoclast II (The Visual Resistance)." The DVD features a full documentary and plenty of live footage. Guitarist Maik Weichert states: "We can’t believe that we now have the chance to finally hold our first DVD in our hands!!! We did not expect that it would be so much hard work to get it done, but of course it also was loads of fun to put this together.
"Since we could not decide which of the two shows to use on this DVD, we decided to include both of them! The show at Summer Breeze festival last year and the one in Vienna were just equally incredible and watching them still gives us goose bumps!"
Ascendance Records has announced the signing of Diablo Swing Orchestra to a worldwide deal.
The unique genre-hopping Swedish sextet has already garnered an ever-growing army of fans on the strength of their self-released debut “The Butcher’s Ballroom” (later licensed to Candlelight Records in Europe and Sonic Cathedral in the US) and their European festival perfomances including MFVF and Summer Breeze.
The new album, “Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious,” is tentetively scheduled for a September release. As well as the normal release there will also be a strictly limited and numbered boxed version, available by direct mail order only. It will feature an exclusive DVD, a set of postcards, a pewter pendant and a sticker all in an embossed tin box. Full details will be made available closer to release.
The album will be recorded at In Flames studio in Gothenburg under the supervision of producer Roberto Laghi who, besides his work on the latest In Flames effort, has also worked with the likes of Sonic Syndicate, Mustasch and Hardcore Superstar. Recordings will commence on April 6th and will be finished on May 1st. Mixing will be done between the 1st and 12th of June. The band will be posting a studio report at the end of each week on their Myspace site so that you can follow how the recordings are progressing.
Greek thrash metal band Suicidal Angels has announced a European tour alongside fellow young thrashers Bonded By Blood and Fueled By Fire. A message from the band reads as follows:
"As some of you may already know, we are currently recording our new album in Germany, under the direction of producer and MYSTIC PROPHECY lead singer R.D. Liapakis. The recording sessions are going well and we are enjoying a very fruitful working environment, in a nice little village near Munich, under constant snowfall (!). Soon the album will be ready and details about its release will be disclosed in the near future.
"However, it was about time we had confirmation to announce the European tour we were working on for quite some time now! Without further adieu: Suicidal Angels will roam Europe again, along with BONDED BY BLOOD and FUELLED BY FIRE! The tour sets off in England on May 7 and will continue throughout continental Europe until mid June. We are very excited to be part of this touring thrash holocaust and can't wait to hook up with the guys from BBB and FBF to thrash our way through all the cities and towns we'll visit! You can find out more about dates and venues at our profile page and we sure hope to meet you all on tour. It will be nice to present you our new album, along with tunes from our previous release, Eternal Domination. By the way, the tour poster will appear online in a few days.
"Be well and take care! The time draws near!"
Fresh off the release of the music video for the song, "We've Lost You," Sepultura has released a new music video for the song, "What I Do!". You can check it out below. The video is mainly made up of footage from the bands recent European tour. "What I Do!" is the second song to be released in support of the bands acclaimed new studio album, "A-Lex" which was released in January and focuses around the infamous book, "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess. More...
The recently reunited nu metal group Limp Bizkit has posted new rehersal footage online which shows the band preparing for their upcoming European tour. You can check out footage of the band performing the their single "Boiler" below. More...