Metal News for March 25, 2007
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14 news articles posted on this day.
With their Gotizm/Atlantic debut, "LOST AT SEA," Los Angeles-based punk-metal quartet 2 CENTS are set to kick off a cross-country spring tour alongside Otep and Static X. Their album features the explosive opening track, "Wedding Dress," and the compelling "A Song For Darrell Abbott," the band's tribute to the late Pantera/Damageplan guitar great. 2 CENTS have played shows at high-security youth correctional facilities to clubs across the country.
Here are the latest Static-X, Otep and 2 Cents tour dates: More...
DISFEAR, the Swedish "crust rock" outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ex-ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, has lined up the following tour dates:
May 09 - Rote Flora - Hamburg, Germany
May 10 - Archiv - Potsdam, Germany
May 11 - Hansa39 (Feierwerk) - München, Germany
May 12 - Obscene Society Festival - Pardubice, Czech Republic
May 13 - Zoro - Leipzig, Germany
DISFEAR is continuing to work on material for its new album, tentatively due later in the year via Relapse Records. Working songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2003's "Misanthropic Generation" include "Phantom", "Sharpen the Knives", "One-Way Communication", "Deadweight" and "The Furnace".
EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has set "The Scarecrow" as the title of the third installment of his AVANTASIA solo project. The album is being produced by Sascha Paeth, who also played the rhythm guitar on the CD. The drums were laid down by KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer and the bass is being handled by Tobias himself.
Commented Sammet: "I am right now in the studio doing some vocal sessions. In about two weeks I am going to fly to England to work with a friend of mine on some vocals.
"Fans and record companies who are interested always ask me for the names of my guest musicians. I want you all to know that I am blessed to work with the best musicians, but I don't believe in making names more important than the music itself. I am working with some childhood heroes of mine and most important, with great personalities, true friends, and the greatest musicians you can think of. More...
Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have liend up the following dates:
Jun. 29 - Leipzig, Germany - With Full Force
Jun. 30 - Austria - Soul Of Metal Festival
Jul. 05 - Geiselwind, Germany - Battle of Metal
Jul. 14 - Stavern, Norway - Stavernfestivalen
Jul. 21 - Mo I Rana, Norway - Vika
Aug. 05 - Rauma, Norway - Raumarock
Aug. 11 - Jaromer, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault
The "The Pentagram Burns" clip was filmed in August with director Håvard Arnstad in Oslo, Norway. "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," the group writes on its web site.
Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.
Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...
Incubus have postponed the remainder of their European tour and have scrapped an upcoming South American run after guitarist Mike Einziger suffered a severe hand injury. Einziger will under go surgery and will forced to sit out for 8 to 12 weeks.
Re-scheduled dates will be announced soon.
You can watch the 5th installment (of 6) of the making of "Threads Of Life" online on YouTube. "Threads of Life" is slated for an April 7 release. You can listen to the album's first single, "Redemption" on the band's MySpace page. More...
Pray For Death Productions is putting together a 3-Way split CD featuring SELBSTMORD, HENNES SISTE HOST, and HORDES OF THE MORNING STAR. The 3-way Black Metal split CD is planned for a June 7, 2007 release. "This will be the blackest, darkest, most haunting black metal release of the year," states the label. The CD will be pro-pressed and each band will have their own panel on the liner notes.
German "dark Satanic metal" band MYSTIC CIRCLE has inked a new deal with Armageddon Music. The group is planning on entering Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany on October 1 with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to record its new album, tentatively due in January 2008.
MYSTIC CIRCLE's seventh full-length album, entitled "The Bloody Path of God", was released in February 2006 via Dockyard 1. The CD was recorded at State of the Arts studio in Ludwigshafen, Germany with producer Alex Koch and contains 13 songs, including a bonus cover version of CELTIC FROST's "Circle of the Tyrants".
More dates have been released for HATEBREED’s Monsters of Mayhem 2 tour which will also feature GOD FORBID, EVERGREEN TERRACE, TERROR, THE ACACIA STRAIN, and AFTER THE BURIAL:
May 18 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
May 19 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
May 20 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 21 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
May 22 - Columbia, SC @ Headliner’s Mainstage
May 23 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 25 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
May 26 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
DESPISED ICON have posted the following update:
“After going though tons of audition videos, we’d like to introduce our new guitarist; from Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Al Glassman (Goratory, ex-Burn In Silence). Al learned and played the songs perfectly but most of all, he’s an awesome dude and we’re glad to have him as a guitarist and as a friend. He joined us on our latest Canadian tour and proved to us and to the rest of the crowd that he’s the perfect guy for the band. Thumbs up!
We just got home from our Canadian tour. Almost every single show was sold out! We hadn’t toured home in while and we’d like to thank everyone that showed up for making this a memorable experience. Our plane for Europe leaves tomorrow! This will be our first time touring overseas and we can’t wait to see what it’s like. We hope to see you there.”
The first date for VITAL REMAINS‘ upcoming North American tour with LIGHT THIS CITY and WITH PASSION has been released:
May 30 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Baltimore’s APHELION have posted three new tracks over at their official MySpace page for your listening pleasure. The band is also planning a tour for June with THE TASTE OF SILVER, you can check here for the tentative routing.
Finland's SOULRELIC have issued the following update:
"As some of you might have wondered the lack of information considering the band known as Soulrelic, aka Kurakello (inside joke, don't ask) here's some: Currently the status of this band is unsigned and unexisting, as we see no continuum for Soulrelic as a demo band. Some of us will continue making music with different instances, but at the moment there's no light at the end of the tunnel for this band. No dramatics we're involved in this separation, and we'll remain as very close friends with each other. But never say never. There is still a slight chance that someday we'll write new material, but if it ever happens, it won't happen in the near future. So long, and thanks for all the fish."