Metal News for March 14, 2009
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22 news articles posted on this day.
Midnight Rider is writing material for their first full-length album. It will be a manifest of pure 70s Hard'n'Heavy rock in the vein of old JUDAS PRIEST, SABBATH, UFO, etc.
Their 3-track 12'inch (limited 500, first 50 copies came on Clear Vinyl) recently sold out.
German hardcore band BLACK FRIDAY '29 has signed with LET IT BURN RECORDS for the release of their upcoming landmark album "Black Friday 2009."
"Black Friday 2009" contains nine songs and is scheduled for late spring 2009. A concrete release date is to be announced soon. The band will be touring Europe from April 3 to April 12.
Here's the band's statement about the collaboration:
"We are very happy about working together with Let it Burn on our new Mini Album: Black Friday 2009. Frontman and founder Björn and long time member Pete have known Chris (Let it Burn Records) for almost 10 years now since playing together with their old bands (Homerun and I) in ca. 2000. From then on all of them always appreciated the others work in bands, labels and other efforts. So finally we found a way of cooperating with Chris and his label on our newest output. We view it as a continuation from working together with Blacktop Records, as Blacktop and Let it Burn have been working together successfully in the past years and both work in a similar manner. We're stoked!"
You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page, where a new song is expected to be posted shortly.
DEVIOUS and DISABUSE have been confirmed for this year's Elsrock festival, set to take place August 29, 2009 in Rijssen, Netherlands.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ACTION IN DC
FLOTSAM and JETSAM
MUCKY PUP (20th anniversary reunion show)
Arch Enemy has announced that they will perform in Santiago, Chile on May 6th at the Teatro Novedades in addition to the previously announced Latin American tour dates.
Here are the latest Latin America Revolution Tour 2009 dates:
28-April - Maracay, Venezuela @ Coliseo Limon
30-April - Bogota, Colombia @ Teatro Metropol
02-May - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Las Flores
03-May - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Lux
06-May - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Novedades
08-May - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
Another European festival has been confirmed as well - the Rockwave Festival in Greece on June 27th.
US Metal diehards CRESCENT SHIELD will release their second album "The Stars of Never Seen" this spring on Cruz del Sur Music. The album will be released on the 8th of May in Germany and Europe, 11th of May in UK and June 2 in the USA/Canada.
The first pressing will include a limited edition DVD of their entire performance at Germany's Keep it True Festival in April 08.
The artwork for the CD was again done by comic book artist Gerry Alanguilan and can be viewed here.
The band is in the final stages of mixing the record with renowned metal producer Bill Metoyer.
The tracklisting for "The Stars of Never Seen" follows:
UNDER COVER OF SHADOWS
THE GRAND HORIZON
TIDES OF FIRE
10,000 MIDNIGHTS AGO
TEMPLE OF THE EMPTY
California hard rock group Tesla has posted their new music video online for the song, "Fallin' Apart." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "Forever More" which was released in Octtober of last year. More...
Power metal band Kamelot has issued the following statement about their upcoming European tour:
"Well its less than one week from the European Tour kickoff at the SOLD OUT Tilburg Netherland show on March 20th. I can honestly say I have never been so excited about a tour as I am with this one. Once we arrive in Europe early next week we will finish preparations for the tour and will lay a smack down each and every night. New cities and venues include Tilburg, Netherlands, Cologne Germany, Dublin Ireland, Glasgow Scotland, Leeds GB, Tolouse France and Alicante Spain. We return to some tried and true cities like London, Pratteln and the country we played our first headliner shows, Spain! ¡Te Extraño Mucho!
"Regardless of the country, Kamelot fans have a unique and special soul. What else is happening in the KamelotNation, well we will release the Double LP Vinyl versions of Ghost Opera and The Black Halo. I have received the first versions of these LPs and I could not be happier with them."
Israel's Prey For Nothing has parted with guitar player Eyal Glotman. The band issues the following statement regarding the split:
"The last 2 years with Eyal were a great expirience. Eyal is a very talented musician and song-writer, with great passion for music in general and metal music in particular. This decision was not an easy one, but due to his personal comitments, we felt that we couldn't continue progressing together as a band with Eyal. This departure is without anger or grudge, Eyal is still a very good friend of ours, and his contribution to the band will not be forgotten." More...
German gothic metallers, Coronatus, have announced the following shows:
05/17 - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik w/ Eigensinn
10/18 - Wieze (BE), Metal Female Voices Fest
10/24 - Friedewald, MetalFest
01/30 - Stuttgart-Botnang, Intus
Vancouver metallers, Tyrants Blood, have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "Crushing Onward Into Oblivion." The artwork was done by Rob Macabre.
The tracklisting for "Crushing Onward Into Oblivion" is as follows:
1. Cast Into Hell
2. Torn From The sky
3. Slithering Into Exile
4. Behold The Conqueror
6. Empire Of Acheron
7. Crushing Onward Into Oblivion
8. Slaine: The Berzerker
I. Cauldron Of Blood
II. Eyes Without Life
III. Flesh Cage Of Insanity
Finland's acid cyber thrashers Scorngrain have issued the following update about recording a new album:
“There's nine tracks ready and we are very excited to do the album. Most of the recordings are done by ourselves without an external help. Just drums and final mixing is planned to do in studio with sound engineer Rane Paananen”
“Actually, it feels a bit strange we didn't come up with this solution before since there's so much experience on engineering the sound within the band. Working this way feels much more relaxed and we are able to polish some parts right till the end. We hope that everything will go fine and the result gratifies everyone of us.“
Danish death metallers The Cleansing have issued the following update about the release of their new album:
"A slight misunderstanding had slipped into our previous news update. We apologize. So… to clarify: The album will be available in stores on June 9. That is the official release date. But pre-orders will ship 1 month prior to the release date, that is May 4. And that’s why you should head over to www.deepsend.com and place your pre-order now!
"On a sidenote, a lot of people have shown their support since last update and we want to thank you for that! It’s great to see such interest and we hope to meet your expectations."
This year's edition of the Summer Slaughter tour will be headlined by death metal legends Necrophagist and will also feature fellow death metal favourites Suffocation, along with Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Origin, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial and Winds Of Plague. Beneath The Massacre and Decrepit Birth will also be performing on the first half of the tour, with Ensiferum and Blackguard replacing them afterwards. Stay tuned for details.
French black metal band Glorior Belli has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Meet Us Of The Southern Sign" and it will be release through Candlelight Records. Two new songs from the album are currently streaming on the band's MySpace page. The cover art for the album can be viewed here.
The track listing will be as follows:
01. Once In A Blood Red Moon
02. The Forbidden Words
03. Swamp That Shame
04. There Is But One Light
05. My True Essence
06. In Every Grief-Stricken Blues
07. Nox Illuminatio Mea
08. The Blazing Darkness (Of Luciferian Skies)
09. Fivefold Thought
10. Fires Of The Sitra Ahra
11. Meet Us at the Southern Sign
Eluveitie has issued the following statement about dropping off the 2009 PaganFest tour:
"We are very sorry to announce that we will not be able to make it to this years edition of Paganfest USA after all.
"We would like to make clear that this was in no way the decision of the band and that we all were looking forward to do this tour a lot. Also we are working on a replacement tour within 2009 where we'll hopefully also be able to play a special showcase featuring songs off our upcoming acoustic release "Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion" (due April 11th). We will be back for sure 'cause you guys truly rock and we did not forget the warm welcome we've received on Paganfest I & Death By Decibels!"
Blackened death metal band Graveworm has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Diabolical Figures." The band also issued the following recording update:
"Now we are working on the vocals and in a view days they will be finished! Check out the pictures of the RECORDING SESSION 2009, part 3 here."
Type O Negative's head-turning, raw debut, "Slow, Deep and Hard," was originally released in 1991 and is credited with launching the black-humored, doomy metal band's career. Type O eventually went on to become the first gold-certified band on Roadrunner Records. The reissue is re-mastered, which adds an element of crispness to this classic release's sound. It also includes a bonus track called "Hey Pete." It will also feature new liner notes, redesigned artwork and extra photos. It's a "must have" for fans of Brooklyn's finest.
The tracklisting for the reissued "Slow, Deep and Hard" is as follows:
1. unsuccessfully coping with the natural beauty of infidelity (12:39)
2. der untermensch (8:54)
3. xero tolerance (7:45)
4. prelude to agony (12:14)
5. glass walls of limbo (dance mix) (6:14)
6. the misinterpretation of silence and its disastrous consequences (1:04)
7. gravitational constant G = 6.67 x 10-8 cm-3 gm-1 sec-2 (9:14)
8. hey pete (pete's ego trip version) (5:19)
Metal Mind Productions presents a re-release of Green Carnation’s first ever DVD “Alive And Well… In Kraków” featuring the band’s show in Kraków in January 2004. The tracklist includes a great variety of songs, including the first part of "Light of Day, Day of Darkness" and the highlights of the "A Blessing in Disguise" album! Bonus video material features additional studio footage with Anders Kobro (where fans can watch him record drums for "Into Deep") plus 3 bootleg video tracks. Bonus audio includes 4 acoustic tracks, 2 cover tracks (A-HA, Chris Isaac) plus a demo track. DVD also includes: band bio, individual members' bio, discographies, a 35-minute interview with the band, studio diary from the "A Blessing in Disguise" recording session, photo and art galleries and more! New DVD+CD edition includes an additional CD with audio tracks recorded at the show. Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Limited to 2000 copies. Metal Mind Productions will rerelease “Alive And Well… In Kraków” on 6th April in Europe and 16th June in USA (via MVD).
Here is the complete tracklisting for Green Carnation's limited edition of “Alive And Well… In Kraków”: More...
Polish death metal band Masachist has issued the following update about releasing their debut album later this month:
"Welcome after a long silence, as usual. I would like to inform you, that at the end of March our debut album 'Death March Fury' will be released for the territory of Poland by Witching Hour Productions, which is run by Bart from Hermh. Expect deluxe packaging and, of course, crushing sounds!
"For now, the album will only be available in music stores in Poland, but if you live abroad you can still order it from Witching Hour and receive it by mail.
"We are still waiting for serious offers to release it outside of our country. Life goes on... with non stop Death Metal Kurwa Mac!"
Swedish death metal band The Project Hate has issued the following update about Dan Swano mixing their upcoming album:
"Mr. Swanö’s now got his hands full this weekend for the first corrections of the mix that is needed. He’s done an amazing job with the sound but there are some stuff that we are not fully satisfied with that Dan will take care of to try to please our asses. The album sounds absolutely fantastic, that’s for sure. Once again we are very happy that Dan is the man to handle the mixing, making this album everything we want it to be. It looks like this masterpiece will be fully completed within a week or two, then it’s off to Vic Records for printing.
"Vic’s been awesome to us so far so it feels really great to be on board with them. Statik Majik is currently working his balls off with the album cover and the booklet, and believe us - not only have we outdone ourselves music-wise, Statik’s been outdoing himself big time with this beautiful package that is coming your way. As you understand, the album is being very close to be completed now and as soon as we can we will announce the release date and hand you some teasers (perhaps we have some nice surprises up our sleeves until the album is out too)."
South Carolina's Graves of Valor are currently streaming online the new track "Locusta" from their upcoming album "Salarian Gate" which will be released through Relapse Records on May 26th. The song can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.
Swedish death metal outfit Tribulation recently signed to Pulverised Records for the release of their debut full length album "The Horror," which was unleashed on January 19th. Guitarist Adam Zaars let Metalunderground know about the musical direction of the band, their upcoming vinyl release, and their plans for the future. More...