Metal News for March 28, 2009
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19 news articles posted on this day.
French metal act Darkness Dynamite has uploaded "Vice," from their upcoming debut, "The Astonishing Fury of Mankind."
Here's "The Astonishing Fury of Mankind" track listing:
2. Hell Eve Hate
3. Immersion Inner-Nation
5. Chasing Inside
6. A Simple Taste Of...
8. By My Own
9. Dare I Say
10. The Everlasting Grace of Mind
11. The Astonishing Fury of Mankind
After 5 months of intensive work with writing and pre-production, the recording process for "The Fury Astonishing of Mankind" began in August 2008. To make sure the sonic intensity could reach the level the band expected, a few producers were chosen: Stéphane Buriez recorded the guitars (Loudblast, Black Bomb A, L'Esprit du Clan) while Olivier at Elektricbox Studio in Lille tracked the drums (Borderline, Aceout, Monroe est Morte). The mixing and mastering duties were handled by Remyboy at Ahddenteam Studios, also in Lille (Mats & Morgans, Demians, Syn, Rodrigue).
Evergreen Terrace recently posted another video in their series of over the top, hilarious tour wrap up videos. This time, we see bits and pieces of what life was like for the guys as they toured across Australia with this year’s Soundwave festival. They were joined by label mates Unearth and an all star cast of bands including the Bloodhound Gang, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bayside & many, many more. You can watch the video below. More...
FETO Records has announced their latest signing of Exhale. Hailing from Gothenburg, the Swedish grindsters Exhale will be releasing their sophomore album, “Blind,” via FETO Records on June 1st.
In the meantime, you can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.
Philadelphia based metallers, AGGRESSIVE DISORDER, have posted a new track, "Fall," from their recent writing/demo sessions on their official web site.
AGGRESSIVE DISORDER are currently reforming, with plans to begin recording their next full-length album this summer. AGGRESSIVE DISORDER is currently accepting promo kits for the vacant slots of Vocalist, Bassist, and Guitarist. For more information, please contact Chris Teot at the bands web site, or at Overlord Management. More...
GENERICHRIST founder/frontman Tony Anderson has announced the addition of Drummer Marc Ciccosanti and guitarist Nick Palmer to the line-up. The band is currently working on material for the 4 way split with NECROCANNIBALISTIC VOMITORIUM out of the Ukraine, FASCIST INSECT out of Ohio, and SARLACC from Pittsburgh the split will be released late this summer.
GENERICHRIST has also just released the 7" split with Philadelphia Death Metal band MENTAL FUNERAL that is limited to 300 and features the artwork of Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY,ABSCESS). GENERICHRIST is also working on songs for the follow up to their 2009 "Fuck Ritual" record.
A Plea For Purging has announced the dates of their first-ever headlining tour to support their recently released album "Depravity." Says vocalist Andy:
"We are super stoked that our very own Outerloop Management has put together a great headlining tour for us in support of our newly released record,"DEPRAVITY!" Some great bands have been picked for this tour and we are excited to share the road with some old friends, as well as some great new bands. This tour is going coast to coast. There are a lot of sweet bands and killer dudes on this tour. Come out and rage with us at a show."
You can hear three songs from the new album and watch the band's new video on their Myspace page. Aside from these three new songs I haven't heard their latest album. But their first Facedown release was solid, and I know they put on an extremely fun show. Here are the A Plea For Purging tour dates. More...
The Chicago-based, gothic-doom metal band URN has announced that they and very close friends from Australia, The Eternal, will be direct support for Tarja for her for select dates as part of her North American leg of her “Storm Returns to America” tour. Here are a few tour dates announced:
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - USA - New York, NY - Fillmore Irving Plaza
Friday, May 1, 2009 - Canada - Montreal, SC - Le Medley
Saturday, May 2, 2009 - Canada - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Monday, May 4, 2009 - USA - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues More...
Tonight's Headbangers Ball will air from 10PM-12AM on MTV2 (note new time for this week only) and will be hosted by Queensryche. Here's the lineup:
MASTODON - DIVINATIONS
HATEBREED - TO THE THRESHOLD
LAMB OF GOD - SET TO FAIL
WAR OF AGES - ALL CONSUMING FIRE/HBB PREMIERE
(HED)P.E. - RENEGADE
MEGADETH - NEVER WALK ALONE…A CALL TO ARMS
LACUNA COIL - OUR TRUTH
LIZZY BORDEN - UNDER YOUR SKIN/HBB PREMIERE
STATIC-X - STINGWRAY
SLIPKNOT - DEAD MEMORIES
DOPE - 6-6 SICK
CANNIBAL CORPSE - EVISCERATION PLAGUE
EXODUS - RIOT ACT
CATTLE DECAPITATION - REGRET & THE GRAVE
DIMMU BORGIR - THE SERPENTINE OFFERING
HEAVEN AND HELL - SHADOW OF THE WIND
KREATOR - HORDES OF CHAOS
QUEENSRYCHE - IF I WERE KING/HBB PREMIERE
Dubai-based death metal band NERVECELL has just completed the "Beyond The Venom" mini Dubai tour, which consisted of local club venues and Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2009, which took place earlier this month.
Quoting the band blog in myspace:
“As expected all the shows turned out to be fabulous, especially the club shows where the fans were literally on the stages with us! Big thanks go out to all our fans and friends who came out to the shows and to the promoters for keeping the scene alive and for the killer support towards Nervecell.”
You can watch the live video of "Vicious Circle of Bloodshed" at Club Submarine (Strong South’s Death Row Event, Dubai - 28.2.2009) below. The video was produced by Ahmad “That Guy” Sharif.
In other news, you can watch NERVECELL's interview on the Swedish TV channel SVT2 (the "Kobra" show) online here. The interview (which is in Swedish) also features Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2009, Opeth and others. More...
Nine Inch Nails will be performing at Nan-King 101 in Taipei, Taiwan on August 12, 2009. On-sale and presale information are to be announced.
Chrome Division, the Norwegian five-piece featuring Dimmu Borgir frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar, has issued the following update about upcoming live shows and plans for a new album:
"There's a lot of things happening in the CHROME camp nowadays. First off, the live situation is brighter than ever.
"Two more festivals in Germany are confirmed. Details will follow later. Then the Underworld Club of London, England will most certainly get Chromed in a near future. Then there's rumours of a trip over to the U.S., more specific Los Angeles, to show the Americans what Norwegian doomsday rock'n'roll is all about.
"It's then appropriate that all the guitarists in CHROME DIVISION is newly sponsored by Peavey Amps and cabs for the ultimate live sound. Furthermore, the band is busy at rehearsals making more smokin' rock for the third release. Four songs are ready and the fumes of burning rubber is rising once again."
Epica has posted a new video online of the band recording piano tracks for their upcoming album. The video can be viewed below. More...
Scottish pirate metal band Alestorm have issued the following update about streamign a song online from their upcoming album "Black Sails At Midnight:"
"Wanna hear a song from our new album?
"Then quest over to the "Black Sails Over Europe Tour" myspace page. You can listen to the studio version of the song "Keelhauled". And it kicks ass. Give it a listen, like."
The album will be released on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America.
Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has issued the following update about the band's upcoming album:
"I am now back focusing on the remaining lyrics for this new record. We have 11 songs for the states and a bonus song for Japan, and we are almost done picking the 12 faithful soldiers to go on this new record. There are 11 tracks with vocals and one instrumental, and I have six more lyrics to go, which I am more than confident will come easily."
German thrash band Destruction has issued the following announcement about having a guitar stolen in Anaheim:
"LAST NIGHT SOME RETARD STOLE MIKES DEAN GUITAR OUT OF THE BACKSTAGE AREA AT THE CHAIN REACTION CLUB IN ANAHEIM/CALIFORNIA!
"ANY INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP US TO FIND THE THIEF AND BRING BACK THE GUITAR WILL BE REWARDED WITH A DESTRUCTION BACKSTAGE PASS FOR LIFE. VIP ACCESS TO EVERY DESTRUCTION SHOW AROUND THE GLOBE! CHEERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOLKS!"
Omnium Gatherum has issued the following announcement about confirming more tour dates and summer festivals:
"We're very pleased to confirm some new gigs and festivals for this year, so we'll be bashing and sweating also in: Heavy Metal Weekend in Porvoo, Russian Rock & Metal Expo in Moscow, Sauna Open Air Festival in Tampere, Estonian Hard Rock Laager Festival in Vana-Vigala and Finnhits Metal Festival in Pori.
"We can't wait to play our Russian debut gig, as we've never been there before even they're our neighbour-country and our last trip to Estonia in Green Christmas Festival some years ago was also so great experience that we'll be really looking forward to come back to meet ya Estonian people again. Some more dates might be dropping for summer still, so keep on checking the live section for updates. It seems that we'll be also touring Finland actively in October / November in a good company, more info follow later."
The band's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Billboard.com reports: Metallica is using its upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction to stage what drummer Lars Ulrich calls "a sort of family reunion."
"I don't think there's a better time to come together than when it's about celebration," Ulrich tells Billboard.com. "I think everybody is proud of their association (with Metallica), so we're reaching out to everybody who's been a part of this, both inside the band on and on the periphery of the band over the years. And there's a big group of people coming to Cleveland for the weekend, so I look forward to seeing a lot of people I haven't seen for a long time."
The Metallica guest list for the April 4 induction includes staffers from the band's previous labels, Megaforce and Elektra, journalists and photographers who have been supportive over the group's career, producers and musician friends. Metallica also invited founding guitarist Dave Mustaine, who is unable to attend, and former bassists Ron McGovney and Jason Newsted, who will. Newsted is also planning to perform with Metallica during the ceremony. Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, will accept on behalf of his son.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett says Metallica was inspired to be all-inclusive after it witness Blondie's acrimonious induction during the 2006 Rock Hall ceremony. "There was so much politics and so much drama," Hammett recalls, "that we collectively said to each other that if that ever happens and we get inducted...we don't want any of that, because it kind of really puts a whole bad, sour note on the celebration itself. We said to each other, 'Let's celebrate the fact and let's not turn it into something negative."
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
Fallen Martyr has posted a promo video in anticipation of their first new live date with new drummer Jake Ford. The update from the band and promo video follows:
"We would like to inform that this will be our first show back after seeking a new drummer, which we have filled the position with drummer Jake Ford whos drum skills are absolutely spectacular.
"We will also be playing an entirely new set consisting of some epic new tunes that will be released on our ep this spring / summer we assure you that the music will not disappoint you. If you haven't gotten a chance, go back to our page and listen to the track "Sinking Feeling" and enjoy!
"A REMINDER TO ALL OF YOU COME OUT ON APRIL 11TH AT JAXX AND SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC ON THIS BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR US LOCAL ACTS!" More...
For the first time ever, THE BAMBOOZLE LEFT will be auctioning off one of the festival’s most coveted spots: an appearance on the main stage. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the One Love for Chi foundation to aid in the ongoing medical care of Chi. The winning band will be awarded a 25 minute time slot on the Bamboozle Left Main Stage, Sunday April 5th from 2:00pm – 2:25pm at the Festival Grounds at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
The auction began Friday March 27th at 3pm PST and ends Wednesday, April 1st at 3pm PST. You can view or bid on the auction here.