Metal News for March 17, 2007
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7 news articles posted on this day.
Down have posted the following message to their MySpace:
"When something like strep throat is caught by just one member of your band or crew, it is inevitable that the majority of everyone else, (band/crew) will catch the same illness due to the tight living quarters. Well, to say the least, it got Philip the worst. He has never lost his voice before in any touring situation. He has now, and the recovery must run it's course. Down, as a whole, apologize sincerely to Black Sabbath, and all of their people, and to Megadeth, but especially to all the fans that wanted to see us. We wanted to see you as well! We will return as soon as time permits. This is a frustrating time, even depressing. For us (down), it's like training for the olympics, and being injured at the last second. Rest assured, we will return, with a vengeance. We apologize again. much love and a hopeful speedy recovery."
It is currently unclear how many of the Canadian tour dates supporting Megadeth and Heaven and Hell will be affected, but their participation on the Canadian leg of the tour only runs through March 28, so they could conceivably all be impacted. Down is scheduled to begin some headlining tour dates two days later on March 30.
Spanish death metalers Haemophagia have signed with Pathologically Explicit Recordings. "Expect nothing less than inhuman brutality in the vein of devourment, brodequin, disgorge,..." comments the label. You can check out some of Haemophagia's material on their MySpace page.
Satyricon have announced that they are seeking a rhythm guitarist. Here's the update from the Satyricon website:
"We are looking to recruit a rhythm guitar player and a bass player for our live band, with immediate effect.
"You are a skilled musician with some touring experience. Your age is of no big concern, if you are good enough, you are good enough. However, you need to be relentlessly hungry and ambitious in your work with SATYRICON. SATYRICON is during touring cycles, a very time consuming effort and SATYRICON would be your number one musical priority. If you do not wish to re-locate to Oslo our nearby, you will have to travel and be available for rehearsal in Oslo whenever called upon. We will consider candidates from anywhere in the world. If you think you have what it takes, you will be invited to come jam with SATYRICON in Oslo as soon as possible. When e-mailing us, take your time to tell us a little bit about your musical background as a player and as a fan. Also include some information about your age, where you live, what you do etc. This is your chance — take it! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
The video for Satyricon’s ‘The Pentagram Burns’ is available here (Quicktime required) and photos from the video shoot can be found at this location
The video was filmed in Oslo, Norway by director Håvard Arnstad. SATYRICON's latest album, "Now, Diabolical", debuted at No. 2 on the national Norwegian chart and also charted in Sweden and Finland. Satyricon comment on the video:
"Visually the video is strongly linked with the look and the style from the album cover, hence we find ourselves covered with minor burns all over bodies and it feels nothing but good."
Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer has posted an update on the Iced Earth message boards about the new single they recorded and plans for the upcoming two-part album.
"We just finished mixing and mastering the single which will be titled "Overture of the Wicked" and should be released in late May or early June. The 4 songs that will be featured on this are as follows:
1. Ten Thousand Strong
3. Birth of the Wicked
4. The Coming Curse
"Ten Thousand Strong will be the song that we will be filming a video for in the following months, most likely in June right around the Sweden Rock festival.
"I'm very happy with the results of our efforts, we've been really working hard on delivering something special to you guys and this single is just a hint of things to come, and it's freakin' awesome.
"We will be finishing the rest of production for Part 1 over the course of the next few weeks, with plans to mix in the early part of May. The title of the full release is "Framing Armageddon" (Something Wicked Part 1) and should be out in the late August/September time frame.
"The "Framing Armageddon" tracklist will appear as follows: More...
Maddening Media and LE GRAND GUIGNOL have posted a video clip of the song “Madness And Her Thousand Young” from their forthcoming album “The Great Maddening.” You can check the video out here.
“The Great Maddening” has been recorded at TidalWave-Studios by Patrick Damiani (Falkenbach, Secrets Of The Moon) and mastered by double Grammy-Award-winner Darcy Proper at Galaxy-Studios (Manowar, Rammstein). The album clocks about 55 minutes and comprises 11 tracks of eclectic metal art.
“The Great Maddening” will be officially released in spring 2007, the exact release-date will be revealed soon.
The promoters who recently brought thrash legends Testament down under, MW Entertainment Pty Ltd, have once again outdone themselves with the official statement: "We are proud to announce that Florida Death Metal legends Obituary are heading our way finally after twenty years."
The dates for the tour, tickets for which are now on sale, are:
15 May, Sydney, The Manning Bar
Supported by Picture The End and The Day Everything Became Nothing
16 May Melbourne, The Prince
Supported by Alarum and Darkest Dawn
18 May Brisbane, Club Phoenix
Supported by Picture The End and The Dead
19 May Perth, Club Capital