Metal News for March 12, 2011
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25 news articles posted on this day.
Live bootleg peformance footage of Destruction's March 10, 2011 performance in Worgl, Austria has been posted online. You can view the clip in the player below.
Wales progressive metal act Lost In Thought has announced that it has signed with Inner Wound Recordings. The signing comes in time for the band to release its new album "Opus Arise" on April 29, 2011. The tracklisting for the CD is as follows;
1. Beyond The Flames
3. Blood Red Diamond
4. Seek To Find
5. New Times Awaken
6. Delusional Abyss
7. Lost In Thoughts
8. Assimilate, Destroy
Dead & Divine has started a new studio video series for the recording of its forthcoming full length album "Antimacy." You can view the first clip in the player below.
Commissioner has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming debut EP. The EP, titled "What Is Commissioner?" is set to be released in early April and will feature the following tracklisting;
01. Click Click Flash
02. Pray For The Sun
04. The March
05. Consume” (Big Chocolate Remix)
Footage of Norma Jean's recent appearance on The Haily Habit has been posted online. The band performed its latest single, "Leaderless And Self Enlisted." You can view the clip in the player below.
Farewell To Freeway has announced the dates for its forthcoming tour of Canada. Support on the trek will come from No Bragging Rights and the dates will run as follows;
04/27 London, ON – Music Hall Lounge
04/29 Guelph, ON – Club Vinyl
04/30 Toronto, ON – The Grange Hall
05/01 Kingston, ON – Next Church Hall
05/02 Gatineau, QC – Warehouse
05/03 Fredericton, NB – Kinsmen Center
05/05 Charlottetown, PE – The Refinery
05/06 Halifax, NS – The Pavilion
05/10 Montreal, QC – Underworld
05/11 Ottawa, ON – Club Saw
05/13 Timmins, ON – The Victory
05/14 Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirate Pub
05/15 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
05/19 Red Deer, AB – The Vat
05/28 Edmonton, AB – The Avenue Theatre
05/29 Saskatoon, SK – Le Rendezvous
05/31 Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirate Pub
Earth has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour. The tour will consist of mostly easter-United States stops and will run as follows;
06/08 Chicago, IL – Mayne Stage
06/09 Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
06/10 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
06/11 Kalamazoo, MI – The Strut
06/12 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/13 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
06/14 New Haven, CT – Wadsworth Theatre
06/15 Boston, MA – Middle East
06/16 New York City, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
06/17 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/18 Pittsburgh, PA – TBA
06/19 Newport, KY – Southgate House
Memphis May Fire has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
04/09 Kokomo, IN – Sycamore Sports
04/10 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
04/12 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
04/13 Montreal, QC – Underworld
04/14 Worcester, MA – New England Metal And Hardcore Festival
04/15 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
04/16 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
04/17 Greensboro,NC – Greene Street
04/19 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
04/20 Gainesville, FL – 1982
04/22 Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse
04/23 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/24 Amarillo, TX – EBGB’s
04/26 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
04/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
04/28 Lancaster, CA – Mango Tango
04/29 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
04/30 Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace
05/01 Las Vegas, NV – Vampd
05/03 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/05 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
05/06 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
Polish death metal act Behemoth has revealed the details for its forthcoming 2-CD set, titled "Abyssus Abyssum Invocat." The new release features two previous Behemoth EPs, which both are currently out-of-print, and includes all new expanded artwork as well as bonus tracks on each disc. The two EPs featured are "Conjuration" and "Slaves Shall Serve." "Abyssus Abyssum Invocat" is set for release on May 17, 2011 in North America through Metal Blade Records. A European release will arrive in stores on April 18, 2011 through Peaceville Records. You can view the tracklisting for the set below with the all new artwork being featured at this location.
CD disc 1 - "Conjuration"
1. Conjuration Of Sleep Daemons
3. Welcome To Hell
4. Christians To The Lions (Live)
5. Decade Of Therion (Live)
6. From The Pagan Vastlands (Live)
7. Antichristian Phenomenon (Live)
8. Lam (Live)
9. Satan’s Sword (I have become) (Live)
10. Chant For Eskaton 2000 (Live)
CD disc 2 - "Slaves Shall Serve"
1. Slaves Shall Serve
2. Entering The Pylon Of Light
4. Until You Call On The Dark
5. Demigod (Live)
6. Slaves Shall Serve (Live)
7. Lam (Live)
8. As Above So Below (Live)
The Crimson Armada has started a new series of videos, featuring footage taken from the band's recent time spent in the recording studio. You can view the first video below.
Germany's Lanfear has issued the following announcement about finishing the recording process for a new album:
"New album is done! Good things come to those who wait! Our new blood has been recorded and we listened to the first rough mix yesterday evening. No joke: The heaviest Lanfear album until now.
"Some pretty fast tracks but also the very first doom song in our history! The end result will blow your heads off! You can definitely achieve a natural and authentic production without sounding as if the recording sessions were held in a garbage-can!"
You can also check out Lanfear's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
British heavy metal veterans Wolfsbane have revealed that they will be releasing a new EP entitled "Did It For The Money" on April 9th. It will be the band's first release in seventeen years and features the title track, as well as four re-recorded Wolfsbane songs.
The track listing is as follows:
Did It For The Money
Dance My Tune
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that they have canceled their planned concerts in Japan this weekend, following the natural disasters which occurred in the country yesterday. A message from Japanese promoter Creativeman reads as follows:
"Following the cancellation of Saturday, March 12 show, Iron Maiden's show scheduled at Saitama Super Arena on Sunday, March 13 is now canceled as well, due to obvious safety concerns towards the audience, the artist, and the venue, caused by the earthquake of Friday, March 11. Your ticket for Sunday, March 13 will be refunded. Please contact Creativeman after Monday, March 14 on the refund process. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. TEL: 03-3462-6969 (12pm-6pm weekdays)."
Speaking on the tragic events of yesterday, founding member and bassist Steve Harris commented:
"We are extremely saddened by the calamitous events of the last day or so which led to the cancellation or our two shows in Tokyo. Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected by this disaster - our fans in Japan, the people of Japan and those in many other places suffering from the Tsunami. We are also aware that a number of fans flew into Tokyo from various parts of the world to see a Maiden show there and we hope you guys are safe and sound. We have had a long relationship with this wonderful country and have always been made to feel most welcome - this would have been something like our 16th tour. Our sincerest condolences to all those who have suffered and to the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives."
Superskum.com has posted video clips online of Deicide performing the songs "Dead But Dreaming" and "Sacrificial Suicide" from the band's Denver, CO show on March 2nd, 2011. You can check out the clips below.
Lisbon, Portugal's Parasomnia Noise has posted the song "Out" online, which is off the band's recently released self-titled EP. You can listen to "Out" in the clip below.
The other tracks from Parasomnia Noise's EP are also available for streaming through the band's official website at this location.
Newcastle based act Def-Con-One has posted a music video online for the song "Warface," which can be viewed below. The track is taken from the band's self-titled EP.
The EP's track listing is as follows:
3. March of the Dead
4. Caving In
5. Weapons of War
Age of Woe has checked in with the following announcement about streaming a new unmastered song online from the band's upcoming self-titled EP:
"We have uploaded an unmastered version of the song 'No Remorse' from our upcoming self titled 7" EP. This is one of three songs we recorded at the Belly of the whale studios with Carlos Sepulveda and we are extremely satisfied with the turn out of this recording.
"You will find the song on our website in our brand new Sound section. You'll also find it on our MySpace. Play it loud and enjoy. Now we are just trying to find a suitable label to release the stuff.
"We can also announce our first couple of gigs. We will play in Göteborg in April and Berlin in June. We will book some more gigs in Sweden and Germany soon. Stay tuned."
Gravemaster has made its "Blood of the Witches" demo available as a free download. You can snag the five tracks from the demo by navigating to this location. The track listing for the demo is as follows:
1. Blood of the Witches
2. Forbidden Sorcery
3. Heretic Grave
4. Human Barbeque
5. Queen of the Underworld
The tracks are also currently available for streaming at the official Gravemaster MySpace profile.
Swedish band Inmoria has announced its new album "A Farewell to Nothing: The Diary Part 1" will see release this summer through Rock It Up Records. The band has now posted a teaser trailer for the album, which can be viewed in the video clip below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. My Shadow Fall
3. The Mirror
4. End of the Line
5. In My Dreams
6. Just Another Lie
7. Save Me
8. Hear My Prayers
9. Watch me Bleed
10. The Silence Within Me
11. All For Granted
Ancestors has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled Hellfest appearance and update about working on a new EP:
"For the bad news first: Unfortunately, we had to cancel our appearance at Hellfest 2011 due to complications arising with the tour we were planning around it. We are incredible saddened by this development. However, we have every intent to get out to Europe later this year and hopefully we'll be able to do Hellfest next year. It was truly an honor to have even been asked.
"The good news: On June 21, 2011 we will be releasing an EP entitled Invisible White on Tee Pee Records. The EP contains three songs and is a bit of a departure from what people are used to hearing from us. However, fear not, because we are well into the writing process for our next LP, which will sound more like the Ancestors you're familiar with. That being said, we are very happy with the EP and we're excited to let people hear another side of the band. More news to come about the EP soon..."
Austria's Hollenthon has issued the following announcement about guitarist Martin Arzberger and bassist Max Reif appearing at the upcoming Metallsvenskan football challenge:
"Max Reif and Martin Arzberger will join the 'Unholy Divers' soccer team and kick some 'balls' at the Metallsvenskan football challenge 2011! They'll join forces with members of Primordial and The Rotted, just to name a few. More information will follow soon!"
Swedish death metal act Daemonicus has issued the following update about recording drums for a new album:
"Recording drums for the new album! Yeah that's right! Today the mighty Johan Hallbäck started to record the drums for Daemonicus next full-length album. 10 songs will be recorded and they are all amazingly brutal.
"One of them named 'Blood Red November MDXX' can be heard at our myspace right now (in demo version though). The recording is taking place in this fine studio www.fenixrecording.com. Stay tuned for more info and updates."
You can also check out footage of Daemonicus performing live at this location.
Svartsot recently entered Lasse Lammert's LSD Studios to record an upcoming album. The band has now checked in with the following recording update, which details each day in the studio so far:
"Day 1.... The day began with the setting up of drums and a bit of a delay to go and pick up a drum skin. Drum recording began frustratingly late some time after 3. Jeff superbly nails 8 of the tracks in about 6 hours. He hails 'the best floor tom in the entire world ever' and a Lasse achieves a snare sound comparable to 'Thor's hammer striking God's balls'
"Day 2.... All drums quickly finished and work began setting up the rhythm guitars. An array of cabs laid out around Cris in the recording room results in the selection of a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier over a Bognor Cab. He shall play 'The Mistress', a 7 string tobacco sunburst Epiphone Les Paul, with a tube screamer in there somewhere. The sound achieved had such massive balls that when strumming a note one fifth of the earths surface at European longitudes experienced a partial eclipse of the sun. The nights will be a bit longer for the next few days. James arrives. Beers consumed.
"Day 3.... Jeff learns how to make the perfect cup tea. Cris gets the first songs laid down on the rhythm guitars. Day ends with a trip to the biker bar. Beers consumed. Whisky consumed. More beers consumed. Two bottles of strange blue stuff consumed. Jeff sustains minor bruising after tripping over a train track.
"Day 4.... Day starts early in the afternoon. Guitar re-strung. That's enough for today. Oooh…tea!
"Day 5.... Cris' wife and daughters contribute some atmospheric vocal parts for the recording. Guitar re-strung. Guitar recording re-commenced. Several more tracks completed. Kebabs eaten. Impromtu practice in a basement before Jeff goes home tomorrow. Jeff records a ludicrous drum solo on video.
"Day 6.... More guitar strings! Should finish the rhythm parts today. Jeff returns to Svendborg with the knowledge of an awesome job, awesomely done."
Swedish death metal veterans Grave have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America at the end of this Summer. Supporting them on the trek will be Pathology, who recently finished touring with death metal legends Deicide and Blood Red Throne.
"We’re very excited to already be able to announce our next tour," says Pathology drummer Dave Astor. "We’ll be opening for Grave, another legend in the death metal scene. This tour will be in support of a new album as we’ll be recording this summer."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
British crust punk veterans Hellbastard are currently hard at work on new material, which should be released later this year. Speaking on the writing process, vocalist/guitarist Scruff stated:
"Expect a tirade of ranting, anger, nasty little nuggets of rage and some class musicianship from current members!"
The band will be embarking on a tour of the United Kingdom next month with Panzerbastard and Suicide Watch. The tour dates are as follows: More...