Metal News for March 19, 2011
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Volbeat has issued the following recap of the band's recent tour dates:
"The DK club tour is now over, and we would like to thank all the fans and supporters who gave us a big smile on our faces. It was great to be back on the smaller stages where we could see almost everyone of you and be in close contact with you from the stage and meet you after the shows.
"Last year when we did the big arena shows with a capacity up to 10,000 people, it was really a great accomplishment for us to do something like that and try new forces with a new and bigger production and that's definitely something we're going to do again. But again we were listening to our fans, just as you have to listen to us now and then. Some of you requested to have Volbeat back on the small stages again, and woosh that's what we did. And let me tell you, we had a really really good time and felt good about doing it again.
"Your support and dedication to the band is amazing and beautiful/inspiring. The last 2 years have been crazy. We've been playing some of the biggest shows at the biggest stages with some of the biggest bands. On top of that we've been going through lots of hard work, personal changes in our lives and in the band, which is great. We believe that you are the same people that voted for Volbeat at the P3 Gold Radio Award Show, so we'd like to thank you. As you might know, we won the listener's award which is the most important award, so thank you for this. Everyone in the band was sick at this show, but we knew that some of you were out there in the audience, and we didn't wanted to disappoint you by canceling. More...
Hallowed Butchery has posted the cover artwork online for the band's upcoming split with The Austrasian Goat, which can be viewed below. Hallowed Butchery also commented on the split and an upcoming full-length album:
"A Choir of Dead Children Sing Their Hymn for a Sleeping God: This is the tentative title for the forthcoming full-length album. The concept has changed. The entire album will deal with child abuse, neglect, and murder. All proceeds will be donated to a charity for abused children. More details and a confirmed charity organization will available soon. A release date can be expected late 2011/early 2012.
"The split 10" with the Austrasian Goat should be available soon. There were some delays with mastering, and the girl who was supposed to do the artwork has disappeared. I will be taking over artwork duties. Screenprinted, metallic paper is in the works!!!
"Also in the works are a series of limited live performances. With a backing band, I will perform 'Funeral Rites for the Living' in its entirety. More details coming soon."
Grand Rapids, MI band End of Existence has posted a music video online for the song "Sun is Gone." You can check out the video clip below.
Genoa, Italy based melodic metal act Daedalus has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming third full-length album "Motherland." You can check out the trailer below.
"Motherland" will contain 11 new tracks, and is currently scheduled for release on May 2nd, 2011 by Galileo Records.
Saudi Arabian metal act Creative Waste has posted a new song online titled "Defeatist," which can be heard through the player below. The band also commented:
"Attention sexy people! Saudi Arabia's most bestest (read: only) grindcore band is back! Here it is, the first track off the upcoming debut album. A small taste of what's to come. Be sure to catch us at Maryland Deathfest 2011 this May. I'm told it's in Maryland. Thanks for the support!"
Egyptian metal band Hate Field has posted a new song online titled "Sweet Nightmare." You can check out the track by heading over to the band's Facebook page. The band also commented on its history and sound:
"Alfi Hayati is the bassist of Odius and Rythm guitarist of Midnight Symphony. He decided to start this side project in late 2009. Drawing from personal life influences and driven by long-loved musical influences, Hate Field was born.
"The music is very dynamic, not as dark as other bands Alfi is currently involved with. Currently Alfi is working on composing and recording material for his solo project."
Ontario based metal act Kynesys has posted several songs online from both the 2010 "Horizon" demo and more recent 2011 "Illusion" EP. You can check out the songs "Matter or Energy," "A Shared Distortion," "One Sided Third Dimension," "Universe Machine," "Horizon," and "Kinesis" by heading over to the band's official MySpace page. Video clips of the band performing live are also available below.
Blood Mortized has posted a new teaser trailer online for the band's "Bestial" EP. You can check out the trailer below.
The band recently announced plans to record an upcoming full-length album as well. Details are available at this location.
Zoltan “Zoli” Farkas has spent the last 15-plus years as the sole consistent member in the revolving door of Hungarian metal known as Ektomorf. Like many metal warriors, Farkas has seen several members come and go from his band, but through it all, he’s stayed true to his vision.
The vision is a power-packed brand of groove/thrash metal that is often compared to Soulfly and Sepultura. Some critics have slammed Farkas for too closely mimicking those bands but to him, imitation is the truest form of flattery - and his influences go far beyond those two bands.
And on his latest, “Redemption,” the Brazilian-core influence remains but there’s much more going on – such as a Megadeth or even Alice In Chains influence on “Sea of Misery” or a reckless hard rock edge on “The One,” which features Danko Jones.
Suffice to say, Farkas puts his own distinct stamp on each track. He took a few minutes to chat with Metalunderground recently about the new album, the many lineup changes, his love for Johnny Cash and the gypsy persecution he’s been subjected to throughout his life. More...
Saxon has announced the new album "Call To Arms" will be released on May 23rd, 2011. The band has now issued the following announcement about streaming the first single "Hammer of the Gods" online through the Saxon MySpace page:
"Gods of war, Stand in fear, Strike you down. With the hammer of the Gods. Now is the time for Hammer Of The Gods - the debut single from Call To Arms is available online at this location exclusively for everyone to hear.
"Feel the power of the steel-coated riff, in all it's forged metallic, shake-your-body, fist-pumping, air-guitar glory. Militia Guard Music and UDR are combining their efforts to get Saxon's music heard around the World - and you heard it here first."
The cover artwork and track listing for "Call To Arms" are also available here.
Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following announcement about two upcoming U.K. shows with Visions of Atlantis:
"Dear Leaves' Eyes fans, we are coming back to the UK! Check the dates:
20.10.2011 UK Manchester Academy 3 Tickets
21.10.2011 UK London Underworld Tickets
"Support: Visions of Atlantis We are looking forward to see you at the shows and play new songs from the upcoming album 'Meredead,' too!"
The band also recently announced it will be shooting a new music video for a song off the new album. "Meredead" is set for release on April 22nd, 2011.