Metal News for March 19, 2004
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Recently I had the chance to interview Skum, the singer of the band Skumlove. This was the very first interview for the site. The 40 Below Summer one was the first in-person interview, and it was posted first due to the lenth of this interview. You may visit Skumlove's Main page to check out more on them, the interview is as follows: More...
Connecticut hardcore band Death Threat has finished recording a new full-length. Entitled "Now Here Fast," the album was recorded at Atomic Studios and will consist of thirteen tracks. Look for the effort in stores in early-summer via Triple Crown Records. Meanwhile, the band will be on tour briefly starting next week. Here are the dates: More...
From First To Last has finished recording their debut album for Epitaph Records, entitled "Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count." The record was produced by the band and Lee Dyess (Evergreen Terrace, Burned Alive By Time) and will hit stores on June 29th.
Massachusetts' The Acacia Strain recently recorded a new album entitled "3750." The effort was recorded and produced by Adam Dutkiewicz (of Killswitch Engage) at Zing Studios and is currently being mastered by Alan Douches. You can download two tracks from the effort, which should be available in late-Spring. Meanwhile, the band has also posted their new video for "Smoke Ya Later," which features Dutkiewicz.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE shot a video for the track "Rose Of Sharyn" in Los Angeles, California earlier today (March 18). Check out photos from the shoot at this location.
"Rose Of Sharyn" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "The End of Heartache", due on May 11 through Roadrunner Records.
The follow-up to 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing" was produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and is currently being mixed at Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB).
Among the songtitles set to appear on the CD are the following:
01. Bid Farewell
02. World Ablaze
03. When Darkness Falls
04. Rose of Sharyn
06. Take This Oath
07. The End Of Heartache
08. Break the Bonds
"The End of Heartache" is the group's first full-length release with vocalist Howard Jones and drummer Justin Foley. Artwork for the CD was designed by the band's bass player, Mike D'Antonio.
D'Antonio is no stranger to album cover design as he has taken on the task for the previous KILLSWITCH ENGAGE albums as well as for several other up and coming like-minded bands such as SHADOWS FALL and UNEARTH.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be teaming up with IN FLAMES for a co-headlining North American tour beginning on May 3 in Pontiac, Michigan. Also appearing on the bill will be AS I LAY DYING.
DISTURBED, STAIND and HOOBASTANK are among the acts that will participate in this year's Rolling Rock Town Fair.
The fifth annual edition of the music festival will happen on July 31 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds near Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
DISTURBED singer David Draiman told Launch Radio Networks that the band may book some other shows around the same time as the Town Fair.
"I'm thinking that we're probably going to set up some sort of a run revolving around that date, just to kind of keep ourselves in the game," he said. "You know, so that we're not just going down there and coming back, we'll probably play some shows along the way and along the way back."
An abbreviated version of The Town Fair will hit the road in Boston, Philadelphia and Seattle before coming back to western Pennsylvania, with slightly different lineups on all three shows. The June 12 show at Boston's Suffolk Downs will feature SEVENDUST, THREE DAYS GRACE, and FINCH, while FINGER ELEVEN will join those bands on June 19 at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
Polish Black metal fiends BEHEMOTH have posted the following update: “We've been working in E-Media Studio for one week now, on the stuff for our upcoming DVD (Regain Records). It's gonna be fully entertaining release, I can assure you. Before we entered the studio and started mixing all the shots, I had spent a couple of weeks on selecting my video archives from the very beginning of Behemoth's history. This double DVD release, entitled Crush.Fukk.Create: Requiem For Generation Armageddon, will include two full length live shows as well as bonus DVD with long interview and tons of extremely crazy stuff from behind the stage! I'm pretty sure that you haven't seen anything like that before... and it's obvious that you have never expected this band to be as insane as it's shown on this DVD!"
Nergal has also issued the following update from E-Media Studio: “In the meantime we are very busy with song writing for our upcoming album, "Demigod" (Regain, Century Media, Mystic). We have 10 songs under making now... some are completed, some are not... anyway, from what we've done so far, I can easily say it will not disappoint anybody, who loved our last three records. Though I really hope that with this new album we'll enter new chapter. We truly count and rely on new contracts we've signed what should positively effect the results so we'll gain more splendor and attention... The recording session starts on the 29th of April. Tracks will be laid down in Hendrix studios in Poland, while mixing will take place in Dug Out in Sweden on the 21st of June. Expect an October release and shortly after, a worldwide touring campaign! IO PAN!"
HECATE ENTHRONED, the British Black metallers who recently split with vocalist Dean, have revealed through their official website that their new album, "Redimus", will be released on May 3rd through Blackend/PHD. The site will soon post an an exclusive mp3 preview from the album.
"Redimus" was recorded at The Blueroom Studios in Manchester, UK and was produced by the band themselves.
The band previously commented on the release stating, “The name Redimus was chosen, it means 'We return' in Latin, self explanatory really. We feel the songs are much stronger than before, better crafted, we feel we have achieved a good balance between esoteric and all out brutality.”
Tracks to appear on the new album include: More...