Metal News for March 14, 2010
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19 news articles posted on this day.
The World We Knew, Hundredth, Continuance, and A Textbook Tragedy will be touring together in April. Here are the latest tour dates:
4/11 Decatur, AL @ American Legion Hall
4/12 Royston, GA @ Ekklesia Center
4/13 Greenville, SC @ The Channel
4/14 Evansville, IN @ Resurgence
4/15 Whitesburg, KY @ Whitesburg Shriners Hall
4/16 Nitro, WV @ Brickhouse
4/18 Edgewater, MD @ Knights of Columbus
4/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Broad Street Minitries
4/20 Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
4/21 Waterbury, CT @ TBA
4/23 Portland, ME @ Windham Veterans Center
4/24 Herkimer, NY @ The Inferno Lounge
4/25 Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
4/26 Zanesville, OH @ The Shot Shot
4/27 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
4/28 Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
4/30 Elgin, IL @ Mad Maggies
Sydney metal band Recoil has announced the band's signing to label New Justice Records. The deal will see Recoil release their debut album worldwide online via itunes and other outlets, plus you will also be able to pick up/order a copy in Australia or New Zealand stores.
The band commented on the signing: "Yes…the album is finally done and we are very proud of the work put into it over the last year. Called 'The Will To Sin,' there will be an official launch in Sydney this May and a tour to follow. Also, a new video for 'And a Hard Place' is in the making."
You can check out the band's music on their MySpace player.
JAVELINA has announced the following tour dates:
3/14/2010 Earshot Records - Greenville, SC w/ Howl, Bison BC
3/15/2010 PS Warhouse - Atlanta, GA w/ Howl, Bison BC
3/17/2010 Emo's - Austin, TX | SXSW @ Brooklyn Vegan Showcase w/ Torche, Withered, The Atlas Moth
3/18/2010 The Pedicab Bar - San Antonio, TX w/ Withered, Howl
3/19/2010 Phoenix Project - Dallas, TX w/ Howl, Vorvadoss, Vaste Burai, Magnus
3/20/2010 The Metropolis - Austin, TX SXSW [early show] w/ The Atlas Moth, Struck By Lightning
3/21/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/ Howl
3/22/2010 The Muse - Nashville, TN w/ Howl
3/23/2010 The Dojo - Indianapolis, IN w/ Howl
3/24/2010 Kopec's - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Howl, The Claw
3/25/2010 Cake Shop - New York, NY w/ Howl
German folk metallers Rabenwolf have issued the following announcement about entering the recording studio:
"There is an end to waiting.... In the past requests concerning our sound material have aggrandized. As you know we wanted to record a demo in 2009. More than once we had to put you off from day to day and were not able to give precise information for the future. But we had our reasons, and you do not have to wait any more! We are happy and proud to announce we will be in the Absurd-Studio Hamburg from the 29th of march on to record the first Rabenwolf-Album!
"Our thoughts are sharpened and knifes are whetted! Look forward to eight powerful songs full of myths, melodies and a brilliant sound quality. We will keep you informed about the status of recording and are happy to present the whole power of Rabenwolf on CD! Cheers!"
You can also catch Rabenwolf live on the following dates: More...
Sweden's Shining issued the following statement about vocalist Kvarforth appearing on a new Gravdal track that is available for streaming online:
"Kvarforth recently recorded some guest vocals for the track 'Mishandlet' on the upcoming 'Torturmantra' album from Norwegian Black Metallers Gravdal. He gives a particularly intense and disturbing performance on the track, and if you'd like to hear it, it has now been added to the GRAVDAL MySpace page at this location."
Gravdal also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Croatia's Omega Lithium have announced they will be appearing at both the Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium and Romania's OST Mountain Fest. Further details on the Metal Female Voices Festival can be found at this location and info on the OST Mountain Fest can be found here. Omega Lithium's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/21 2010 Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig
5/22 2010 Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig
5/23 2010 Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig
5/24 2010 Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig
7/10 2010 Metal Camp 2010 Tolmin
8/7 2010 OST Mountain Fest Romania
10/24 2010 Metal Female Voices Fest Belgium
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Cloven Hoof has announced that they will no longer be working with vocalist Russ North. An explanation for the change as well as information on the bands new singer is explained in the following post from the band:
"The new EP 'Throne Of Damnation' has had to have new vocals recorded so this has put the release date back slightly.
"There have been major problems culminating in Russ North letting the band down once again at the Metal Bats festival in Valencia at the last minute. Not only has Mr. North's unprofessional attitiude hurt the band, but far worse than that he let the fans down and that is totally unacceptable. Russ North will never again be asked to perform with Cloven hoof, his association with the band is over for good.
"We are now happy to announce Matt Moreton is officially the new Cloven hoof vocalist, and he will be singing on the new EP. Matt was the powerhouse vocalist on the critically acclaimed Eye Of The Sun album. Fans can expect delivery of the new EP in the first week of April."
Vocalist Jouni Koskela of Finnish act Abysmalia has issued the following brief update about postponing the release of the band's new album:
"Hi! Due to unforeseen and highly unfortunate technical circumstances, we are not pleased to inform you that the release of 'Replenish Entirety' is forced to be postponed. New release date will be announced soon. We thank you for your patience on the matter and we hope to fix the issue ASAP."
Sample Abysmalia tracks are also available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
U.K. metallers Awake are currently working on a new full-length album to be released in summer 2010. In the mean time the band has posted up live footage of their performance of the song "Illumination," which can be viewed below.
New York metal act Bloody Panda will be performing live on the following U.S. tour dates in May:
5/23 2010 Now That’s Class, w/ Krallice and Portal Cleveland, Ohio
5/24 2010 Mowhawk Place, w/ Krallice and Portal Bufalo, New York
5/25 2010 TBA Albany
5/26 2010 Knitting Factory Brooklyn w/Gorguts, Krallice, Portal Brooklyn, New York
5/27 2010 Kung Fu Necktie, w/Gorguts, Krallice, Portal Philly, Pennsy
You can also check out Bloody Panda's music at this location.
Black metal act Cvltvs Mortem, formerly known as Sonic Devastation, has issued the following update regarding the band's delay in recording:
"I've yet to publicly explain something of a very personal nature to our band's audience here at MySpace or anywhere else for that matter. For lack of a better way to put it...I've been within the confines of my home for the most part since the 3rd of February when my dearest wife, Wendy passed away suddenly. The band and the recording process took the back seat while I've been trying to find my way through the fog of despair and grief...and that's probably putting it mildly. Damon, Robert, and Ben have been doing a great job keeping me 'propped' up from the beginning of this tragic chapter in my life. It's been just about 45 days since her passing now, and I believe I'm ready to invest this negativity into our music beginning tomorrow morning with the first round of guitar tracks on top of Damon's drum tracks that have been done for a while now, but this pitfall of emotions wasn't expected....with that said, apologies for the delay in the process and I thank you all for your understanding.
"Much of what ended up in our music written by myself in the past was related to the hostility/anger I've had pent up watching Wendy go through 7 years of procedures and treatment for her Mesothelioma cancer among other associated ailments. R.I.P. Wendy, I love you to infinity! It's now come time to unleash further fury with newfound ambition and ammunition! Wendy wouldn't want it any other way, it was my honor to know such a wonderful person and share the last 12+ years of my life with her."
Sample Cvltvs Mortem tracks can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
Gama Bomb has posted an animated music video online for the track "Slam Anthem," which can be viewed below.
"Slam Anthem" is off Gama Bomb's album "Tales From the Grave in Space," which is currently available as a free download at this location.
North Carolina black metallers Mysteriarch have announced they will be performing at the Invocation of the Unlight Metalfest, which takes place on April 24th, 2010 in Spartanburg, SC. The other confirmed bands for the show include Cold Northern Vengeance, The Day of the Beast, and Adimiron Sphere.
Mysteriarch's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/24 2010 GROUND ZERO - Invocation of the Unlight Metalfest Spartanburg, South Carolina
5/14 2010 CHARLOTTE’S UNDERGROUND Charlotte, North Carolina
5/30 2010 NEW BROOKLAND TAVERN West Columbia, South Carolina
The relationship between rap music and the world of hard rock and heavy metal has long been an interesting one. In many ways, both genres are very different and many members of each community look at the other with contempt. Whether it it be that metal fans think that rap is all about "bitches and money" or that rap fans think metal fans look stupid and every band is just screaming. However there are many others in both genres who at least respect the other, at times colloborating such as Public Enemy and Anthrax. One such member of the rap world who had a respect, admiration and love for hard rock and metal music was the legendary Ice-T. Ice-T decided to form his own rock band, Body Count with musicians he knew from school to help expand his musical palette in 1990 and debuted the band at the 1991 Lollapalooza tour, which many stated was the highlight of the tour. From there the band appeared on Ice-T's acclaimed album, "O.G. Original Gangster" and opened for Guns N' Roses before releasing their self-titled debut album in March 1992.
The band was highly controversial, not least due to the song, "Cop Killer," a song inspired by the Talking Heads track "Psycho Killer" and intended to criticise corrupt police officers in the United States. The band was boycotted by police groups as well as parents and the religious right and were even denounced by then U.S. President George H. W. Bush. "Cop Killer" wasn't the only song on the album to receive a negative reaction either. "KKK Bitch"and "Evil Dick" also gained the band notoriety for what people saw as obscene lyrics, to the point where noted actor Charlton Heston entered a Time Warner shareholders meeting and read the lyrics out, confident with a sense of unwarranted self-importance that by doing this the band would be fired from the label. Ice-T himself decided to remove the song "Cop Killer" from the album because he felt that the band should be more known for their music than controversy. The band does, however, continue to perform the song live.
Since then the band has released three more albums, 1994's "Born Dead," 1997's "Violent Demise: The Last Days" and 2006's "Murder 4 Hire." Sadly, of the original lineup, only Ice-T and lead guitarist Ernie C are still alive, with drummer Beastmaster V passing away in 1996 after a battle with leukemia, bass player Mooseman being killed in a shooting while working for Iggy Pop in 2001 and guitarist D-Roc succumbing to lymphoma in 2004. The band has been inactive for a while but recently made an apperance at the Vans Warped Tour anniversary party in Los Angeles. No word has been given on whether they will record a new album again at some point, but Body Count still holds a large cult following across the globe, particularly in Europe, and the very thought of a new tour or album is something that generates a lot of excitement... and probably some controversy for good measure. More...
Mexican death metal act Rottenness has issued the following update about appearing at the 2010 edition of the Hostile City Festival:
"Wazzzzup cabrones! It is a great pleasure to inform that Rottenness will be at the Hostile City Fest II this upcoming august! We want to thank the great support from the fest and the people who organize this. We will be sharing the stage with Mortician, Malignancy, Hate Eternal plus more bands, so, get ready for another festival drinking tequila and watching brutal bands! Support the fest and the bands! See ya in Philadelphia in August carnales!"
The Hostile City Festival takes place from August 27th - 29th, 2010 in in Philadelphia. Additional details on the festival can be found here. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Destroyer 666, Hate Eternal, Mortician, Diabolic, Malignancy, and The Agonist.
Greek metallers Tragedy Begins have issued the following update about releasing a new double-disc album:
"Tragedy Begins proudly declare that they are out of Beneath The Fog productions that ripped us off. We announce the release of a special double compact disc edition for the celebration of our 22 years in underground death black metal scene. This CD will include our new album 'white colour crimes' plus our previous one 'thanatos & katastrophe.' Worldwide available by registered mail for just 10euro. T-shirts will follow soon."
You can also hear sample Tragedy Begins tracks at the band's MySpace page.
British heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne is reportedly in talks with several studios, to discuss turning his recent autobiography, "I Am Ozzy" into a feature length movie. At the moment, no further information is available but the film could well be snapped up as in the past, biopics on legendary musicans such as Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and most recently Ian Dury, have proven to be big successes.
Welsh hard rock outfit Bullet For My Valentine has posted their new music video online for the song, "The Last Fight." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming third studio album, "Fever" which will hit the shelves on April 26th through Jive Records.
Britains Metal Hammer magazine has announced that they will be releasing three tribute albums later this year, to celebrate the anniversarys of some of the biggest albums in metal and hard rock. A Black Sabbath tribute album will be released to celebrate fourty years since the band released their debut record and will feature performances from Electric Wizard, Turisas and Apocalyptica, who have confirmed that they will be covering the song, "Spiral Architect."
The magazine will also pay tribute to AC/DC's "Back In Black" album, which was originally released in 1980 and will include covers by Steel Panther and Skindred amongst others. Skindred has revealed that they will be covering the song, "Back In Black."
To complete the trilogy, a tribute album of Judas Priest songs will be issued to celebrate thirty years since the band broke into the mainstream with "British Steel." White Wizzard have been confirmed for the CD, as have Trigger The Bloodshed, who will be performing a rendition of the song, "Rapid Fire."