Metal News for March 26, 2011
Last updated on December 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM ET
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Memphis May Fire has revealed the dates for the forthcoming "2011 Rise Records Tour." Support on the trek will be coming from Decoder, Ten After Two and That’s Outrageous. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues in the list below.
05/07 St.Louis, MO – Fubar
05/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/11 Macon, GA – The 567
05/12 Pensacola, FL – Grunge Bar
05/13 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
05/14 Sarasota, FL – The Nightlife
05/15 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
05/16 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
05/17 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
05/18 Charlotte, NC – Amos’
05/20 Linthicum, MD – St. Christopher’s
05/21 Philadelphia, PA – Barbary
05/22 South Hackensack, NJ – School of Rock
05/23 New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
05/24 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
05/26 Buffalo, NY – The Loft
05/27 Altoona, PA – The Archway Center
05/28 Columbus, OH – Basement
05/29 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
05/31 Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
06/02 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
06/04 Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon
06/05 Boise, ID – Venue
06/07 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/08, Portland, OR – Branx
06/10 Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
06/11 Los Gatos, CA – The Venue
06/12 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
06/14 Phoenix, AZ – Nile
06/16 Ft. Worth, TX – The Aardvark
06/17 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
06/18 McAllen, TX – VFW
06/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Some new additions have been made to the forthcoming 2011 Vans Warped Tour. A few notable heavy bands have also been added to the extensive touring festival and can be found in the list below.
August Burns Red
Winds Of Plague
The Devil Wears Prada
A Day To Remember
Abandon All Ships
The Acacia Strain
Of Mice & Men
Set Your Goals
We Came As Romans
The Word Alive
U.K. metalcore act Architects has posted a new teaser trailer online for its forthcoming music video for the track "Heartburn." You can check out the trailer below.
Seattle deathcore act I Declare War has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Putrification Of The Population" and can viewed in the player below.
Finnish black metallers Ugulishi have posted several new songs online to give fans a taste of their upcoming debut full-length album.
The new songs "Night's Black Blazes," "To The Dismal Darkness," and "Langenneen Valossa" can be found by navigating to the Ugulishi MySpace page at this location.
The as-yet-untitled debut full-length album will follow the band's "Dark Illuminations" EP and the 2010 split release "Triptych Satana." Details on the title and track listing of the album will be forthcoming.
Swedish death metal act Vicious Art has uploaded three new songs to the band's official MySpace music profile. You can check out the new songs "Shudder," "To Adore Silent Men," and "Chaos Confirmed" by heading over to this location.
Additional details on Vicious Art's follow-up to the 2007 full-length album "Pick Up This Sick Child" will be announced as they are made available.
Circle of Dead Children has checked in with the following update about band lineup changes:
"Circle of Dead Children have recently parted ways with guitarist and co-founding member, Jason Andrews. CODC is extremely appreciative and thankful to Jason for the twelve years he has dedicated to the band and the numerous unmatched memories which he gifted to each member of the band from 1998 to present. We wish him all the best in whatever moves he makes next in life and will forever stand beside him as a great friend.
"Anyone following CODC over the past decade has seen our production and output slow down significantly over the past several years and decisions to put the band to permanent rest have been considered, especially lately. However, instead of viewing this most recent change as another damaging or distressing circumstance, CODC has been invigorated and motivated to a new level.
"Circle of Dead Children is pleased to announce a new bass player to the fold; long time friend and Pittsburgh punk/metal veteran, Brooks. Drew Haritan, bassist for CODC since 2005, has now taken over command on guitar and has already begun creating a follow-up to 2010's 'Psalm of the Grand Destroyer' (Willowtip Records/Candlelight Records). Expect the Circle of Dead Children sound to be taken to a new level of mind-screwing punishment, intensity and ill-willed passion for 2011. Horns up to all who've supported CODC over the years and into the future. Face down in the sewers. Keep screaming."
Rome based band Roma Ferox is currently offering the 2010 EP "You Crime" as a free download. You can get the tracks from the EP by heading over to this location.
To get a taste of what the EP has to offer, the song "Amen (Keep Praying Your God)" is also available in the video clip below.
Italian act Come to See the End is currently in the process of writing the band's debut album. The group has now posted a teaser trailer online featuring upcoming music. You can check out the teaser below.
Columbian metal band Bewitched Forest has posted a new self-titled song online. You can check out the track in the video clip below.
Last month The Burning was forced to part ways with bassist Thue Møller due to health issues. The band has now announced that Tobias Nefer of Essence will now share the stage with The Burning as the act's new bassist.
A statement from the band reads as follows:
"We have had several items on the table, but Nefer was just perfect and his playing style is quite unique and we are confident that he can bring a new dimension to the music. Nefer's style fits perfectly with the band and he has enormous talent, which we are so happy to abuse!"
Ghost has issued the following statement regarding the band's Paris show on March 30th being canceled:
"Fellow Parisians, iIt is with great disappointment in our (still) pulsating hearts that we need to inform you that we will not make an appearance in Paris on March 30th.
"As all of you probably already know, Elysee Montmartre burned down and the show was moved to Le Bataclan (on April 3rd). As much as we wish that we could make it to the this event instead, we are unfortunately unable to do so.
"We wish to come to Paris within short and hope that we'll soon be able to announce a new concert. But til then - enjoy Paradise Lost on April 3rd. Thank you very very much for your support.
Italian act My Black Light has announced it will be supporting Midnattsol and Leaves' Eyes in Italy on April 30th. The upcoming My Black Light shows are as follows:
Apr 2 MARATONA ROCK SANTHIA', VC, ITALY
Apr 15 INFERNOCAFE' VIA CALVO 3B Turin, Italy
Apr 30 Rock n roll Arena Romagnano Sesia - Novara, ITALY
May 15 UNDERGROUND - RADIO AZZURRA NOVARA, ITALY
You can also check out the band's music by heading over to the My Black Light MySpace profile.
Danish metal band The Interbeing has issued the following announcement about signing to Mighty Music for the release of a debut album:
"We are very pleased to finally announce that we'll be releasing our debut album 'Edge of the Obscure' through the Danish record label Mighty Music/Target Distribution. The label has released records with bands such as Artillery, Panzerchrist, Raunchy and Exmortem amongst others. Mighty Music offered us the most beneficial deal with the fastest release date which was an important priority to us. We're also organizing a European tour in the fall of 2011 and we hope to cover as many European countries as possible. More info will be posted soon."
The release dates are as follows:
Danish release: May 2nd 2011
European release: August 1st 2011
Worldwide: Late 2011
The track listing is as follows:
1. Elusive Atmosphere
2. Pulse within the Paradox
3. Tongue of the Soiled
4. Face Deletion
5. Fields of Grey
6. Shadow Drift
7. Swallowing White Light
8. In the Transcendence
9. Celestial Flames
10. Rhesus Artificial
11. Ledge of Oblivion
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