"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Metal News for March 26, 2008

Last updated on July 12, 2014 at 1:04 AM ET

We post metal news every day, throughout the day, covering thousands of metal bands including underground and unsigned bands. You are currently browsing the news archive, but you can also find news by band.

31 news articles posted on this day.

Neurotica To Play Sarasota This Weekend

NEUROTICA, the hard rock band fronted by ATHEIST vocalist Kelly Shaefer, will perform at the Cock And Bull (975 Cattleman Rd) in Sarasota, Florida this Saturday night, March 29. Tickets are $10 at the door. This will be an all-ages show.

NEUROTICA finished out in 2002 with a slew of roaring performances on Ozzfest, which led to Rolling Stone magazine calling the group one of the 10 best bands to see on the festival.

0 Comments - Discuss

More Tour Dates Added To Circus Of Democracy Tour

More tour dates have been added to Otep's "Circus of Democracy" tour, which also features Creature Feature and ANew Revolution (ex-Unloco/Slaves on Dope).

Here are the latest "Circus of Democracy" tour dates:

Mar 30 Farmington, NM @ Gator's Bar and Grill
Mar 31 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Outer Rim
Apr 01 Denver, CO @ Cervantes Ballroom
Apr 02 Colorado Spings, CO @ Black Sheep
Apr 04 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
Apr 05 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb
Apr 07 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
Apr 08 Michigan Center, MI @ Motorhead's Bar & Grill
Apr 10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Apr 11 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Apr 12 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Apr 13 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Apr 15 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Apr 18 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Apr 19 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Apr 21 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Apr 23 Atlanta @ The Masquerade
Apr 25 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
Apr 26 Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters
May 01 San Antonio, TX @ scout bar
May 02 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
May 03 Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
May 04 Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
May 09 Las Vegas, NV @ Jillians
May 10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey
May 13 Reno, NV @ Club Underground
May 16 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 17 Spokane, WA @ The Big Easy Concert Hall
May 18 Boise, ID @ The Big Easy Concert Hall

2 Comments - Discuss

Slash Says Velvet Revolver Will Tour Again

Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has told the BBC that the bands current European tour will not be their last, despite comments made by front-man Scott Weiland stating otherwise. According to the article the band will be concentrating on their next studio album.

Rumors of a tour with Led Zeppelin, which were actually started by bassist Duff McKagen, have been circulating, however Slash said that, “We’ve got another record to do and we’re not even thinking about that.“

6 Comments - Discuss

36 Crazyfists To Release EP For Record Store Day

36 Crazyfists will be releasing a new EP entited "The Oculus" EP to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19th. The three track EP includes two new tracks, “Absent are the Saints” and “We Gave it Hell,” from their forthcoming new album, "The Tide and Its Takers," plus an exclusive unreleased track, “Criminal Justice,” which was originally written and recorded by the Seattle based band Satchel.

"The Tide and Its Takers" is due out on May 27th.

28 Comments - Discuss

The Sword, Torche, and Stinking Lizaveta To Tour

The Sword, Torche, and Stinking Lizaveta will team up for a May tour. The following tour dates have been confirmed so far:

5/9 Ft Worth TX @ Lola's
5/10 Memphis TN @ Hi Tone
5/11 Nashville TN @ Exit/In
5/12 Covington KY @ The Mad Hatter
5/13 Detroit MI @ The Magic Stick
5/14 Columbus OH @ Ravari Room
5/15 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
5/16 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church
5/17 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/18 Cambridge MA @ Middle East Downstairs
5/20 Raleigh NC @ Lincoln Theater
5/21 Savannah GA @ The Jinx
5/22 Tallahassee FL @ The Beta Bar
5/23 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theatre
5/24 Orlando FL @ The Social
5/25 Gainesville FL @ Common Grounds
5/26 Atlanta GA @ Lenny's
5/27 Birmingham AL @ Bottle Tree
5/28 Baton Rouge LA @ Spanish Moon
5/29 Houston TX @ Rudyard's

0 Comments - Discuss

Whitesnake, Alice Cooper On Magic Circle Fest '08

Whitesnake and Alice Cooper have been confirmed to perform at the Magic Circle Festival 2008. Beloved Enemy (GER), Sixth Sense (RUS) and Titanium Black (USA) have also been added to the festival lineup.

The four-day festival is set to take place in Bad Arolsen, Germany and it will feature two historical shows by MANOWAR where they'll perform their first 6 classic albums in their entirety. 20,000 free beers, 20,000 free copies of the new MANOWAR single and four Custom Built Choppers owned by the MANOWAR band members will be given away during what is set to be the biggest metal event of 2008.

More details and band announcements will be coming soon. For more information, visit magiccirclefestival.com.

0 Comments - Discuss

The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Headlining Tour

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced a series of headlining tours in support of their acclaimed new album Ire Works.

The band will first head out on an U.S. headlining tour in April that will also include an appearance at Bamboozle Left in Irvine, CA. Then in early May, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will head to Japan for “Extreme The Dojo 20” with the re-united AT THE GATES along with PIG DESTROYER and MAYHEM.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will follow the Japanese tour with a headlining tour of Australia and New Zealand. A complete listing of tour dates can be found online here with more to be announced soon.

Additionally, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman recently spoke with MTV2’s Headbanger’s Blog about broken bones, border patrol, reality shows, and more. Visit headbangersblog.mtv.com to read the complete interview.

7 Comments - Discuss

Obituary Cancel U.S. Tour

Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY have issued the following update:

"We regret to inform you for reasons beyond our control we must cancel this May tour. We wanna thank everyone for their hard work and dedication for this tour and we WILL reschedule this for September 2008... Look for updates."

OBITUARY's May tour was scheduled to include DYING FETUS, ORIGIN and THY WILL BE DONE.

A rare OBITUARY track, entitled "Executioner Returns", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song originally appeared on the limited-edition digipack version of the Florida-based death metal band's latest CD, "Xecutioner's Return", which came out last year.

6 Comments - Discuss

Nevermore Guitarist Begins Recording Solo Album

NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis is currently recording his solo album at the famous Robert Lang Studios in Richmond Beach, Washington with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE). They have been in the studio since Saturday, March 22 and have just completed the drum tracks with Mark Arrington (ex-NEVERMORE).

Video footage of Jeff Loomis shredding it up earlier this month at the Schecter booth at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2008 fair in Frankfurt, Germany can be viewed here.

NEVERMORE is currently working on material for the follow-up to 2005's "This Godless Endeavor", tentatively late 2008/early 2009 via Century Media Records. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Belphegor Post "Bondage Goat Zombie" Video Online

"Bondage Goat Zombie", the new video from Austrian extreme metallers BELPHEGOR, can be viewed here. The clip was shot with acclaimed Austrian director Florian Werner.

Commented BELPHEGOR's Helmuth: "The video to 'Bondage Goat Zombie' delivers a four-minute sound wall of total destruction and melodic riff explosions. The title track hymn relates to the BELPHEGOR trademark of Satanism, bondage domination sadism and masochism and the devil's pact. Veneratio Diaboli - Die Toten Reiten schnell (The Dead Ride Fast). The track 'Bondage Goat Zombie' is distinguished in English, German and Latin, and contains some of the most aggressive vocal work I've ever unleashed. BELPHEGOR will continue to keep the fucking devil and demonic spirit in metal music alive, unleash more energy, and give the die-hard brothers and sisters ultimate hell."

The song "Bondage Goat Zombie" is available for streaming on the BELPHEGOR MySpace page. More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Airbourne Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2008

In a posting on the official Wacken Open Air website, it has been revealed that Aussie rockers Airbourne will join the festivities at the German event. They will join a bill which already features such big names in metal as Iron Maiden, Kreator and Exodus.

Unfortunately for many Europeans and beyond, the festival is sold out but there will be more festival announcements to come.

0 Comments - Discuss

Clint Lowery Rejoins Sevendust

SEVENDUST has announced the return of original guitar player Clint Lowery to the band.

Lowery was with Sevendust when they formed in 1995 and signed to TVT Records in 1997. Lowery was a key member of the Sevendust attack throughout the their TVT years which saw the band release "Sevendust" (1997), "Home" (1999), "Animosity" (2001), "Seasons" (2003) and "Southside Double Wide" (2003).

After leaving TVT in 2003 the band and Lowery mutually parted ways, with Lowery moving on to join his brother in the band DARK NEW DAY. Sevendust brought in former SNOT guitar player Sonny Mayo to replace Lowery and went on to release three full length albums. Next (2004) on the now defunct Winedark Records, Alpha (2007) on 7Bros. Records, Sevendust's wholly owned label through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group and "Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow," which comes out April 1st on 7Bros/Asylum.

Sevendust statements on Lowery's return: "This was extremely tough considering Sonny is our brother and has been amazing to work with. He didn't do anything wrong at all, we just owe it to ourselves and all the folks that grew up with us to put our original band back together. Clint has always been our brother and Sonny will always remain our brother as well. We are sorry to say goodbye to Sonny and I'm sure this will be tough on the fans that follow him, but we're excited about reuniting the original lineup of Sevendust." - Morgan Rose, Drums

"Everything happens for a reason. Sonny is an incredible person and we thank him for everything. Just like when you leave home, you come back! Hopefully everyone will understand the decision we have made. God bless you all. Welcome home Clint Lowery." - LaJon Witherspoon, Vocals

Sevendust's new record, "Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow," is out on Tuesday, April 1st. The album was produced by Shawn Grove, Morgan Rose & John Connolly in Atlanta, GA at Tree Sounds Studios.

The album features guest appearances from vocalist CHRIS DAUGHTRY, as well as Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy from ALTER BRIDGE. The band will be hitting the road in April in support of "Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow."

17 Comments - Discuss

October File To Take Part In Paul Raven Memorial

Saturday April 12th will see a special gig remembering with fondness Paul Raven, bassist from Killing Joke, Ministry Prong, etc who died in October of last year. The special line-up features three bands that all have a close association with Paul. None more so that Gundogs who feature Paul’s brother Dan on bass. Dan said of the event “'I hope that this show and the love that underpins its spirit, will be loud enough to reach Paul at the right hand of God. He would be proud to see so many of his great friends come together in this way.'

Also featured on the bill are October File who many will have seen on recent Killing Joke tours and Headcount who had their 2004 album, "Die Monkey Die," produced by Paul. Headcount singer Rob Moss said of Paul “What better way to remember Paul than an evening of floor to floor rock n roll. He'd have been first up there, kicking it up!” Steve Beatty of October File added " We shall endeavor to honor and salute Paul as best and as fitting as we can. We hope he is attending in spirit."

October File’s acclaimed new album, "Holy Armour From the Jaws of God," is available now from Candlelight Records.

0 Comments - Discuss

Darsombra Offers New Album Early Online

Darsombra's "Eternal Jewel" CD on Public Guilt is now available at darsombra.com. This disc will not be in stores until April 29th.

"Eternal Jewel," the second full length album from Baltimore's Brian Daniloski, is a mix of improvised and structured recordings primarily composed on the baritone guitar. The tracks are best described as equal parts doom, psychedelic experimentation and 20th Century composition. From powerful and doom drenched sections to minimal and shimmering to aggressive rhythms that sound like a pounding string section, Eternal Jewel is some of the strongest material yet from Darsombra.

The packaging for this release features letter-pressed metallic silver ink on thick black gatefold sleeve with a six panel, art only booklet with two mixed media pieces by artist/package designer Stephen Kasner. You can check out the full layout on Darsombra's MySpace.

Here are the latest Darsombra tour dates: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Sonic Syndicate Post Video Studio Report #1

Swedish newcomers SONIC SYNDICATE have uploaded the first episode of their video studio report to their MySpace page. The band recently entered the studio with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY) to record their highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed “Only Inhuman” record. Sessions will continue to take place until the end of April and is set to be released in August 2008.

Also, check out sonicsyndicate.com to read their frequently updated studio blog!

SONIC SYDICATE made its U.S. live debut with AMON AMARTH and HIMSA this past November/December. The band will return in May as direct support to NIGHTWISH. Here are the latest Sonic Syndicate tour dates:

05/05/08 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
05/06/08 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
05/07/08 Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
05/09/08 Centre De Foire – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
05/11/08 Cowboy’s – London, ON – CANADA
05/14/08 Garrik Centre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/15/08 The Drink – Regina, SK – CANADA
05/16/08 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANDA
05/17/08 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
05/19/08 Sugar – Victoria, BC – CANADA
05/20/08 Croation Cultural Centre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
05/22/08 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
05/23/08 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/24/08 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
05/26/08 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
05/27/08 Granada – Lawrence, KS
05/28/07 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
05/29/07 The Muse – Nashville, TN
05/30/07 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
05/31/07 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL

SONIC SYNDICATE's video for the first single off "Only Inhuman", "Denied," can be viewed on YouTube or below. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Bhelliom Begins Mastering New Album

Singapore metal band Bhelliom has issued the following album update:

"Greetings to everyone. A little update on the making of Bhelliom’s 'Colossal Tragedy' album. We have passed the mixing phase gantry and are now about to enter the mastering stage. If everything is smooth sailing then the album should be available tentatively sometime in end-May or early-June. Do keep a look out on our blogspace for progressive updates on the 'Colossal Tragedy' album."

0 Comments - Discuss

Ra Leaves Cement Shoes, Ready New Album

Having left their former label, Cement Shoes Records, Ra are readying their new album for release on their own imprint label with Universal Records named Sahaja Music Recordings. "Black Sun" is tentatively set for a late June release via Sahaja Music Recordings. The first single, “Broken Hearted Soul” will be released to radio and iTunes in mid-April.

0 Comments - Discuss

Sevendust Schedule Signing Session In Georgia

SEVENDUST has scheduled an in-store signing session at Best Buy in Kennesaw, Georgia on April 1 at 6:00 p.m.

SEVENDUST has announced the details of its spring tour, which will kick off on April 9 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. SALIVA, NEVERSET, and OVERSCENE will be on the tour for the first leg, which runs through May 3 in South Bend, Indiana. BLACK STONE CHERRY will join the trek May 4-17.

SEVENDUST recently pulled out of its participation in this summer's inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour, indicating in a statement that it canceled its involvement "due to changes in (the group's) touring schedule." The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour, featuring headliners DISTURBED and SLIPKNOT, is scheduled to kick off on July 9 in Seattle and will hit 30 North American cities.

1 Comment - Discuss

Serj Tankian Suggests Holographic Touring

Reuters has an article on System of a Down frontman turned solo artist, Serj Tankian, including an interview with him discussing topics of the environment and being a "green" band in-depth. Here's an interesting excerpt:

Q: This is all great, but I'm wondering how you justify being part of an industry that produces so much waste. You've sold more than 10 million CDs, and many of those were in plastic containers that had to be shipped to stores.

Tankian: Basically, we're all hypocrites unless we go out and live off the land. That way of living is a model for me, because I think those people are clued in about climate change and the way we're going to have to alter our lives. I spend a lot of the record talking about the end of civilization, and I don't mean an apocalypse. I think that we are going to have to come to terms with the fact that the way we live now will not exist in 50 years, period.

Q: Along those same lines, you have been touring for this record, and while you have carbon offset programs in place, you are still using a lot of resources and putting a lot of goods out there. How do you reconcile that with your belief system?

Tankian: Again, I realize I am a hypocrite by going on the road and doing this. I've had an idea for a long time, which might sound a little crazy, but I really want to look into holographic touring. I think we could reduce our need to travel if we could project ourselves into meetings and concerts. We have the technology, and we're not using it right now.

For instance, I have a studio next to my house and a live performance room in the studio. I could broadcast a show in real time and could interact with the audience as if we were in the same room. After all, it's not like the audience can touch me, anyway. (laughs) It would open up a whole new world for touring -- shows wouldn't have to be limited to bars or clubs. There would be no travel costs, so bands with very little money could play shows, and tickets would cost less.

Read the full article at Reuters.

12 Comments - Discuss

Neurosis Members Set To Release Solo Albums

Neurosis' two most prominent members will release solo albums in May via the band's own label, Neurot Recordings.

Singer Scott Kelly's second solo recording for Neurot is titled "The Wake" and will be available on May 5th. According to the official press release, "The desperation in his voice cries out in whispered pronouncements, conjuring an array of emotions from the deepest corners of listeners souls."

Meanwhile, guitar player Steve Von Till's new solo outing, "A Grave Is A Grim Horse," will hit streets on May 19th. This will be Von Till's third solo release.

0 Comments - Discuss

StarOfAsh E-card Posted Online

StarOfAsh, featuring musician and songwriter Heidi Solberg Tveitan, also known as Ihriel from the experimental metal act Peccatum, has posted a new e-card online.

The e-card is in support of StarOfAsh's latest album, "The Thread" (Candlelight Records/Mnemosyne Productions), Heidi’s collaborators include the German musician and composer Markus Reuter and the Japanese cyber-punk writer Kenji Siratori. Musically this album explores new ground in instrumentation and structure, yet continues the cinematic and elegant atmosphere of previous recordings. Over constantly changing sonic sceneries, the compelling melody is still the leading thread from beginning to end.

0 Comments - Discuss

Marc Rizzo Issue Tour and Album Update

Marc Rizzo is one of the new breed of young guitarists in contemporary bands and has built a substantial following through his years of touring and recording with ILL NINO, SOULFLY and now breaking metal history with shredding for metal icons Max and Iggor Cavalera in CAVALERA CONSPIRACY.

Rizzo has stepped out with solo projects that reveal a phenomenal command of the guitar. Both solo albums unveils Rizzo to be a master musician with deep musical roots in metal, classical and flamenco guitar.

Colossal Myopia is a mixture of all the music that Rizzo listens to. It’s a combination of metal, nuevo flamenco and jazz.

“I don’t really listen to one type of music and I think my record showcases that,” explains Rizzo. “It’s an all instrumental CD for music lovers that want to enjoy pure music without all the politics and negative lyrical content.” More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Moonsorrow Reveal "Tulimyrsky" EP Artwork

Finnish folk/pagan metal band MOONSORROW will release its new EP, "Tulimyrsky" (Firestorm), on April 30 via Spikefarm Records. The CD will contain over 60 minutes of music, including a cover version of METALLICA's "For Whom The Bell Tolls".

"Tulimyrsky" (cover artwork) track listing:

01. Tulimyrsky (new song)
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls (METALLICA cover)
03. Taistelu Pohjolasta (from the "Tämä Ikuinen Talvi" demo)
04. Hvergelmir (from the "Metsä" demo)
05. Back To North (MERCILESS cover)

MOONSORROW has been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England. This will be the band's only UK festival appearance of 2008.

1 Comment - Discuss

Incantation and Funerus To Tour Mexico In May

INCANTATION and FUNERUS will embark on a string of dates in Mexico this May, including appearances at the "Guadalajara Mortal Fest" on May 4 and the "Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV" in Mexico City on May 2. These shows will NOT be a part of the "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour and WILL include songs from INCANTATION's full discography.

INCANTATION/FUNERUS guitarist John McEntee comments: "It will be great to return to Mexico and play for our die hard supporters. We are really looking forward to kicking some ass with this killer lineup. We are ready to make this tour our most crushing and aggressive visit to Mexico ever."

The "Death Metal Domination" Mexican tour 2008 dates are.

May 01 - La Ciricua Bar - Puebla
May 02 - Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV - Subterranea Bar - Mexico City
May 03 - [to be announced] - Queretaro
May 04 - Guadalajara Mortal Fest - Guadalajara More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

In Flames Post "A Sense Of Purpose" E-Card Online

An e-card for IN FLAMES' new album, "A Sense of Purpose", can be accessed at this location. Due in North America on April 1 via Koch Records (April 7 in most of Europe through Nuclear Blast), the follow-up to 2006's "Come Clarity" was recorded at the band's own IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden and was mixed by Toby Wright (METALLICA, SLAYER). The group received assistance during the vocal-recording sessions from producer Daniel Bergstrand, who previously produced the vocals on "Reroute To Remain", "Soundtrack To Your Escape" and "Come Clarity". All artwork for the album was created by Alex Pardee for ZeroFriends. Alex also created the artwork for the first single, "The Mirror's Truth".

"The Mirror's Truth", the new video from IN FLAMES, was filmed in January at an abandoned factory site in Skellefteå, Sweden with the Swedish company Popcore (NORMA JEAN, UNDEROATH, KHOMA, CULT OF LUNA).

0 Comments - Discuss

Hollenthon Post "Son Of Perdition" Video Online

Austrian symphonic black metallers HOLLENTHON have confirmed that Napalm Records will release their new album, Opus Magnum, on May 30th. The band's new video for the track "Son Of Perdition" can be viewed here.

Opus Magnum (artwork pictured) will contain the following songs: "Ars Moriendi," "Of Splendid Worlds," "Once We Were Kings," "To Fabled Lands," "Dying Embers," "Misterium Babel," "On The Wings Of A Dove," "Son Of Perdition."

There will be a limited edition of the album with a bonus track - 'The Bazaar' (a cover of the Canadian band THE TEA PARTY) - and the video clip for "Son Of Perdition." More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Amberian Dawn Sign With Ascendance Records

Finland's AMBERIAN DAWN have issued the following update:

"Hi all,"

"We've got some news for you. Amberian Dawn and Suomen Musiikki are proud to announce Ascendance Records forthcoming release of Amberian Dawn’s debut album River Of Tuoni to European territories outside of Finland. Album will be released June 16th in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Lichstenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland." More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

King's X Unveil New Album, "XV," Artwork

Legendary hard rockers KING'S X will release their new album, "XV", through InsideOut Music on the following dates:

U.S.: May 20
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: May 16
Rest of Europe: May 19

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

"XV" was recorded and mixed at Wireworld Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Michael Wagener (SKID ROW, ALICE COOPER). This is the second KING'S X album in a row with Wagener manning the boards. Pleased with the results of 2005's "Ogre Tones", the band headed into the studio more prepared and creative than ever before. More...

Read more...  |  5 Comments - Discuss

The Absence Schedule Florida Tour Dates

Tampa, Florida-based melodic thrash metal band THE ABSENCE — which recently announced the addition of drummer Justin Reynolds to the group's ranks — has scheduled the following dates:

Apr. 03 - The AKA lounge - Orlando, Florida
Apr. 04 - Bourbon Street - New Port Richey, Florida
Apr. 05 - Churchill's - Miami, Florida

THE ABSENCE's cover of TESTAMENT's "Into the Pit" has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore CD, "Riders of the Plague", which was released on August 7, 2007 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida with Swedish producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CARNAL FORGE). Mixing duties were handled by Jonas at his Black Lounge studios in Avesta, Sweden. The CD features guest appearances by guitarists James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT), Jonas Kjellgren, Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) as well as guest vocals by Jonas Granvik (WITHOUT GRIEF, EDGE OF SANITY). More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Abaddon Incarnate Post New Music Online

Irish death/grind act ABADDON INCARNATE post two new tracks on its MySpace page. The songs "Stillborn Hatred" and "Harlequin" will be included on the band's fourth album, which will be recorded sometime this summer for a late 2008 release.

ABADDON INCARNATE's third album, "Dark Crusade", was released in March 2004 through Xtreem Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Nadir" (Sentinel) was recorded and mixed over a two-and-and-a-week period at Soundlab Studios in Sweden and includes 16 tracks.

1 Comment - Discuss

Stream In Flames' Entire New Album Online

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have made their new album, "A Sense of Purpose," available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page (the stream will be available for one week). Due in North America on April 1 via Koch Records (April 7 in most of Europe through Nuclear Blast), the follow-up to 2006's "Come Clarity" was recorded at the band's own IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden and was mixed by Toby Wright (METALLICA, SLAYER). The group received assistance during the vocal-recording sessions from producer Daniel Bergstrand, who previously produced the vocals on "Reroute To Remain", "Soundtrack To Your Escape" and "Come Clarity". All artwork for the album was created by Alex Pardee for ZeroFriends. Alex also created the artwork for the first single, "The Mirror's Truth".

"A Sense of Purpose" track listing:

01. The Mirror's Truth
02. Disconnected
03. Sleepless Again
04. Alias
05. I'm the Highway
06. Delight and Angers
07. Move Through Me
08. The Chosen Pessimist
09. Sober and Irrelevant
10. Condemned
11. Drenched In Fear
12. March To The Shore

9 Comments - Discuss