Metal News for March 13, 2009
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25 news articles posted on this day.
SADUS will play on this year's German Party San Open Air. It's a special show, because SADUS will mainly play songs from their first three records; "Illusions," "Swallowed in Black" and "Vision of Misery."
The UK crossover band Brides has posted a new song entitled "Carcinoma" on their MySpace player. The track is taken from their debut album, "Ocular.Unveil," which will be released on March 23rd through Visible Noise. You can check out the band live on their upcoming headline tour in April 2009 with support from labelmates Burn Down Rome on the following tour dates:
April 10th - The Ruin, Bury St Edmunds
April 11th - Satans Hollow, Manchester
April 12th - Twisted Metal, Glasgow
April 13th - Dexters, Dundee
April 14th - Chinnerys, Southend
April 15th - Swinging Sporran, Birmingham
April 16th - The Park, Peterborough
April 17th - Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
April 18th - Orange Box, Yeovil
April 19th - Engine Rooms, Brighton
April 20th - South Of The Border, London
Sydney based death metal band Synperium are currently in the studio recording a new full length album, and you can see footage of the band recording drums below. The new album will be called "Elemental Disharmony" but no release date or further information has been announced. More...
Brooklyn-based quintet HULL has embarked on their 2009 spring tour at Philadelphia's Khyber Pass as they make their way down to South By Southwest, where they'll be pummeling eardrums at THE END RECORDS' official showcase.
HULL, who signed with THE END RECORDS in December, has made a name for themselves in the New York underground over the past few years and will be a welcome addition to THE END's growing family of diverse artists. Now, the band sets their sights on the rest of the country.
Here are the latest HULL tour dates: More...
Walkerton, Ontario based Odium has officially signed a with Year of the Sun Records for the release of their upcoming debut full-length, "At the Bottom". The album will surface in stores across Canada on March 24th, 2009.
The band is currently streaming cuts from the new record via Ltheir MySpace player.
The band recently shot a video for the album's titled track with Black Fawn Films Director Chad Archibald (Hed P.E., Arise and Ruin, Farewell to Freeway, 3 Mile Scream) and will be released in the near future.
Pittsburgh thrash metal band, Dofka, has issued the following update:
"We've been quite busy playing shows, recording tracks for tribute cds, rehearsing, writing new material, working on the DOFKA cd. Andrew went to Texas to play some Acoustic shows with Forest Of The Soul. Jim recording and producing Vicious Cycle and The Illustrations. It's been non-stop! We've been meaning to post an update for quite some time, please forgive us."
"We will return to playing live APRIL 2009 with the new CD in hand." More...
Finland's Amberian Dawn has revealed more details of their upcoming record, "The Clouds of Northland Thunder" (cover).
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. He Sleeps in a Grove
3. Kokko- Eagle of Fire
4. Willow of Tears
5. Shallow Waters
6. Lost Soul
7. Sons of Seven Stars
11. Morning Star
12. Birth of the Harp More...
Ohio's The Devil Wears Prada are premiering a new song, "Dez Moines," on MySpace Metal & MySpace Music. The song is from their Ferret Music debut "With Roots Above" and "Branches Below," which is scheduled for release May 5th. The band’s headlining tour, subtitled "The Sweet Brag Tour with A Day to Remember," with Skyeatsairplane and Emarosa starts Saturday in Plano, TX. More...
The Almost Famous booking agency has issued the following update about Six Feet Under headlining the 2009 Xmas Festival:
"Almost Famous Booking Agency is very proud to announce SIX FEET UNDER as the headliner for our xMas Fest 09 set for December. We will be announcing the rest of the lineup in the upcoming weeks but rest assured that it will be crushing!
"In other news, we prematurely announced WOLF as one of the confirmed acts for the upcoming Agent Steel tour. Were still in the process of negotiating and hope to have a confirmation in the next days. We will also be announcing the final lineup for the GRAVEWORM tour happening in early September."
The Rock The Nation promotion company has issued the following update about Eluveitie dropping off of the 2009 PagaFest tour:
"Hello to all Pagan folks out there!
"We’re almost here for the second edition of PaganFest America and are very excited for this years tour. With the anticipation continuing to mount, this will be THE tour to attend this year, we promise! On a related note, there have been some changes to the tour line up. Unfortunately, Swiss folk band ELUVEITIE will no longer be able to make it on this edition and we’ve decided that it would be wiser to wait for the band to return in the fall since they’ve already played during PaganFest America 2008’s touring cycle. On the bright side, ELUVEITIE will return on a new tour we are currently working on (yes…we’re working on something very cool for this Fall) where ELUVEITIE will play an acoustic and a full metal set and it will be worth the wait. Stay tuned for more info to come!
"With this being said, we have increased the playing times of all the bands on PaganFest America and whether you come for your favorite or for all of the bands, you will get the set time you and the bands deserve!
"On to another update: below are the final date additions to the tour. It is very difficult to get all these fine bands to commit at the right time frames to tour. This year we had to make it a short run because of the bands conflicting schedules. It wasn’t a preference of any kind, just logistics. We will try our best in the future to make this tour go everywhere!" More...
Holland thrash act Izegrim are currently offering their entire album "Point Of No Return" for free download until March 28th. The album can be downloaded here.
Opeth has issued the following update about adding on an extra tour date in Mexico:
"The Opeth gig in Mexico D.F. on the 29th is sold out. Cheers to all the Opeth fans in Mexico! To please all the fans in Mexico Opeth is adding an extra date in Mexico D.F. The extra gig will happen on the 30th of March."
Virginia metallers, MUNICIPAL WASTE, have reached the halfway point in recording their new album, "MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE," tentatively scheduled for an August release on EARACHE RECORDS. The band is recording the album at Red Planet Studios in Richmond, VA with acclaimed producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), who also produced the band's previous album, "THE ART OF PARTYING."
MUNICIPAL WASTE guitarist Ryan Waste reports from the studio with his thoughts on the album and the recording process so far:
"We're in the middle of blazing out the new tracks from 'MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.' I'm really proud of the speed picking on the new record. I finish up my rhythms tomorrow and I'm pumped to celebrate after some gruelling nights in the studio. Zeuss is spot on for this record and we are thankful to have him in our neck of the woods this around." More...
THE GREEN EVENING REQUIEM, featuring new WOODS OF YPRES drummer Evan Madden and members of Philadelphia black metal iconoclasts WOE, have just released their long-awaited debut full-length album as a "pay-what-you-want" download. The album, entitled "Bastards of Atlas," is now available on their website. The band, who were recently featured on Metal Injection, saw their previous release distributed by Krakenhaus Records and The End Records. Drummer Evan Madden issued the following statement:
"The Green Evening Requiem album, 'Bastards of Atlas,' is now available!"
"The track list is as follows:
1. A Poison Tree
3. If Ever So
5. Atlantis in Winter
6. The Human Nebula
7. Bastards of Atlas" More...
Swedish grinders, Splattered Mermaids, have uploaded a new song, "Female Dermal Body Coat," to their MySpace page. "Female Dermal Body Coat" will be released on an upcoming split-CD with FEKALIZATOR.
The other songs that will be appearing on the split are as follows:
Female Dermal Bodycoat (Brand-new song)
Torch To Face Deconstruction (Brand-new song)
Last Wish (re-slaughtered version)
Take The Pain (re-slaughtered version)"
Sweden's Inevitable End are currently streaming their entire new album "The Severed Inception" online. The album can be heard at this location.
Las Vegas based metallers Destruction of a Rose have announced that they have inked a deal with Standby Records. The band will enter Lambesis Studios with Tim Lambesis and Daniel Castleman to record their Standby Records’ debut EP, due out early summer 2009. Guitarist Gordon Lamont issued the following statement about the signing:
"We had several offers on the table, but felt like Standby was the right label for us. Looking at their roster of artists and how they treat and push their bands, it was the best choice all around. The staff at Standby is legit, and didn’t give us the feeling of being your average label guys; they really care about their bands."
Finnish black metal band Beherit has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Engram." The album will be released through Spine Farm records on April 9th.
Resident oddballs What's He Building In There? will be heading out across Canada in support of their Year of the Sun Records debut. They will be supported on select dates by We The Undersigned.
Here are the latest tour dates: More...
Progressive metallers Dream Theater have announced that their upcoming tenth studio album will be titled "Black Clouds and Silver Linings" and will be released on June 23rd, 2009 through Roadrunner Records. The album cover art can be viewed here. The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. A Nightmare to Remember
2. A Rite of Passage
4. The Shattered Fortress
5. The Best of Times
6. The Count of Tuscany
Brutal Truth has posted a second preview track, “Sugar Daddy," from their forthcoming full length album "Evolution Through Revolution." The song can be heard on the band’s MySpace page along with the album’s title track “Evolution Through Revolution”. The album will see an April 14th North American release date (April 20th internationally).
Swedish death metal band Souldrainer has issued the following statement about being replaced by Order of Ennead on the 2009 Icons Of Evil Tour:
"We got the worst news that will suck the largest balls ever.. The tour with VITAL REMAINS got canceled for us because VITAL REMAINS wanted to have their friends from ORDER OF ENNEAD instead. We are REALLY TRULY sorry about this and we didn’t have anything to say about it. We thought we had the tour since the booking agency told us to go public with SOULDRAINER joining the tour. We hope to get a new spot really soon. Horns up and see you out there another time! fuck.."
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC has announced the release of FOOL'S GAME's debut album, “Reality Divine,” in September 2009.
FOOL’S GAME is the brain-child of guitarist/song-writer MATT CROOKS, pursuing new musical experiences after leaving his previous band DIVISION.
To carry on this project, Crooks recruited some excellent musicians among the ranks of his friends, and so FOOL’S GAME was born with the participation of MATT JOHNSEN (PHARAOH, guitars), LARS F. LARSEN (MANTICORA, vocals), JOHN MACALUSO (STARBREAKER, ex YNGWIE, ex ARK, drums) and NICK VAN DYK (REDEMPTION, keyboards).
The music of FOOL'S GAME is best described as a modern Judas Priest, mixed with an old-fashioned Iced Earth. Add a bit of each of the bands, the members have represented earlier on or are still part of, and you have a dark, thrashy, melodic power metal album.
Here is the "Reality Divine" tracklisting:
When The Beginning Meets The End
Sowing Dead Seeds
As the Field Of Dreams Was Abandoned
The Conqueror Worm
Prelude To The Fair
She Moved Through The Fair
The Wild Swans At Coole
On Endless Planes Of Ignorance
COALESCE has completed work on their new full-length album, "OX," the band's first in 10 years and follow-up to 1999's herald "0:12 Revolution In Just Listening." "OX" was recorded with engineer Ed Rose at Blacklodge Studios and mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone. "OX" is set for a CD and LP release on June 9th in North America, June 15th internationally, via Relapse Records.
COALESCE have announced their first tour in support of "OX," a two-week headlining European tour in June. This tour will mark the first-time ever COALESCE has toured Europe and will include performances as part of Hell Fest in France and Pressure Festival in Germany for the band. A complete listing of confirmed COALESCE tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon. More...
The innovative French metal outfit End. has changed their name to ERYN NON DAE.
"There are simply too many bands with a similar name out there", the members of the band explained in a press release. "Of course we would have loved to keep the name but our label pointed to us that it would be wiser to start under a new banner and they are right. The three words of ERYN NON DAE. do not only start with the initials of END, it is also a dark and eerie name that fits our music perfectly!".
ERYN NON DAE. delivers complex and brutal structures while at the same time adding doses of dark and apocalyptic moods, keeping you addicted.
ERYN NON DAE. just finished working on their first album which is set for release in June of 2009. More details on the album will be revealed soon.