Metal News for March 28, 2010
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Exodus has been thrashing the brains out of the skulls of metalheads for over 30 years and show no signs of stopping. Currently on the Rust in Peace Tour with other legends Megadeth and Testament, the California thrashers did a one-off show in New Orleans with local but infamous black metallers Goatwhore. I had the chance to talk to drummer Tom Hunting before the show to discuss their new album and the thrill of performing for their fans. A transcribed version follows. More...
Dragonwind has issued the following update regarding the departure of vocalist Steve Grymek:
"Dragonwind parted ways with Vocalist Steve Grymek due to the fact that the band wanted to go in a different direction. We hired Steve to do Melodic Death Metal vocals, and he did just what we asked him to do perfectly. However, the band has collectively decided that we no longer want to play Melodic Death Metal, and we are opting for more of a Classic Metal sound in the future. We are looking for a clean singer, it doesn't have to be any specific range of low or high, just clean. Ideally the person would be very talented and would not require any kind of studio magic. If anyone feels that they can do what we are asking then please contact us immediately through myspace, or you can contact Matt or Dans facebook, or my e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you."
Las Vegas metal band Legacy Uprising has posted four new songs, entitled "Bitter Burden Of Freedom," "Elegy," "Tell Me," and "Heartless," on their MySpace page.
Legacy Uprising's current lineup is as follows:
Vocals - Michael Duncan
Guitars - Joey Doherty
Guitar - Curran Murphy
Drums - BOBS Falzano
Bass - Kelly Conlon
Texas industrial act The Razorblade Dolls has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer:
"As many of you know we have made some changes to the line up. Everyone please give Rezin a warm welcome as our new drummer. He had to learn our set in three days for our big show at the church and he pulled it off with out a hitch, plus he added some more spark to the drum/percussion. If you were at the show and you liked what you heard please leave him a comment right here on our myspace. Thanx again and we will see you soon."
The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
4/24 ROCKSTAR BAR FORT WORTH, Texas
4/30 BREAKTIME DENISON, Texas
5/1 CURTAIN CLUB DALLAS, Texas
5/7 THE PROPHET BAR DALLAS, Texas
5/22 KATES SALINA, Kansas
6/19 RIDGLEA THEATER FORT WORTH, Texas
6/25 MERIDIAN HOUSTON, Texas
7/3 CURTAIN CLUB DALLAS, Texas
Belgian black metallers Gorath have posted two video clips online from the release show for their new album "MXCII." The first clip can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump. Gorath issued the following brief statement about the footage:
"Yesterday MXCII was presented live for the first time. The show was for guests only and took place on an old burial place in a small forest in Diepenbeek (obviously). The perfect decor for a coming darkness!"
Australia's Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about working on a new album:
"March 2010 has sent Hatchet Dawn progressing forward with the bands next step working on the upcoming next official release which will feature all the members within the current existing lineup. Rob Cuzens and Darren Smith’s influence and union with the bands sound has opened up never before considered artistic growth with the established members allowing exploration in additional influential sounds and vocal concepts and styles. This unavailing has spawned an electrifying expansion to the sonic and creative direction of Hatchet Dawn.
"Melbourne will have a chance to witness live a special sneak preview to the next Hatchet Dawn evolution with the band performing at BANG’s 4th Birthday April 10th at The Royal Melbourne Hotel. Special merchandise clear out sale for the event will see all existing stock of Hatchet Dawn T-shirt’s on sale for $10.00AUD and ladies G-strings for $5.00AUD. Please see the upcoming gigs section for all the details on the show."
Hatchet Dawn tracks are available for streaming at this location.
Megadeth has issued the following statement about the death of fan Jeffrey Hendricks:
"Megadeth would like to send out their sincere condolences to the family and friends of a fallen Droogie, Jeffrey Hendricks. Jeffrey passed away on Friday, March 26 after a battle with cancer. Jeffrey was to attend the Megadeth concert and meet 'n greet in Memphis, Tennessee on March 23 but went into critical condition the night before and was not able to attend. After hearing the news that Jeffrey wouldn't be able to attend the show, Dave Mustaine and the band gave Jeffrey a very special phone call.
"Jeffrey had met the band at a Megadeth concert in Knoxville in November 2009. The family has expressed their gratitude to Dave and the band for meeting and spending time with Jeffrey last November and for calling him Tuesday. They said that getting to meet and talk with the band really brightened the last six months of Jeffrey’s life, and they’ll always be extremely grateful for it."
Vocalist Elize Ryd from Amaranthe is currently touring with Kamelot. A video of her performance with the band in Tilburg on March 26th can be viewed below. Amaranthe also issued the following statement about the tour:
"The Kamelot Europe 2010 tour kicked off four days ago, and along with them are our very own Elize, on female guest vocals, along with Jake E who is singing backing vocals! There is already alot of Amaranthe on this tour in other words, and the rest of us will join in on the fun as the tour hits Scandinavia. Below you will find a video of Elize performing the Haunting in Tilburg (Elize enters on 2:20), as well as some pictures (from the show in Amsterdam)! We will also have a tour blog online as soon as Amaranthe joins the tour, along with behind the scenes vids and pics, so stay tuned!"
Sweden's Scarpoint has posted a series of photographs online from their recent performance at The Cave on Friday, March 26th. The pictures can be viewed at this location. The upcoming Scarpoint live shows are as follows:
3/29 2010 Debaser Slussen Stockholm, Stockholms län
4/30 2010 Pub Anchor Stockholm, Stockholms län
5/1 2010 Pub Anchor Stockholm, Stockholms län
5/8 2010 Nalen Stockholm, Stockholms län
Finnish black metal band Enochian Crescent has posted a new song, "Lyijysiipi (Wings of Lead)," on YouTube. Listen to the song below:
The track comes off the band's new album, "NEF.VI.LIM," which will be sung entirely in Finnish, will be released in May 2010. The tracklisting for the new album is as follows:
01. Lyijysiipi (Wings of Lead)
02. Mato musta maanalainen (Black Wyrm Below)
03. Muisto sorkasta (Memory of a Cloven Hoof)
04. Ystävämme nukkuu (Our Friend Sleepeth)
06. Omega Nefilim More...
Unsigned Massachusetts progressive thrash metal band Prostration has announced that they are currently in the studio to record 7 to 9 songs.
The band's current line up is as follows:
Jim Ash - Guitar
Nick Emans - Guitar/vocals
Keith Lambert - Vocals
Mike Fortunato - Drums
Jim McHugh - Bass
The band has also announced the following shows:
Apr 17 - The Guru Room - w/ The Usual Madness, Children Of The Dying Sun - Plymouth, Massachusetts
May 22 w/ MARY’S HEAD, GRENADE VENDETTA & THE USUAL MADNESS - New Bedford, Massachusetts More...
Cyaegha has issued the following update on the progress of the writing of their new album:
"We are currently hard at work finishing up the writing of our new album! Though the album title is still tentative at this point, we will mention however, that it will be centered around the especially evil, deceptive figure known as Nyarlathotep, and his influence on mankind itself. Will his conniving ways be responsible for the destruction of mankind? Or will the human race alone, be held responsible for its own demise?"
"We believe that the new songs are some of our best yet and we can't wait for everyone to hear them. Here are a few of the new song titles:
'A Dismal Exposition'
'Languishing in Solitude'
'Transcending Human Dimensions'"
Illdisposed has announced more European tour dates. Their entire tour schedule is as follows:
03.04 - Chaulnes @ Chaulnes Metal Fest (FR)
09.04 - Haderslev @ Månen (DK)
10.04 - Horsens @ Kulisselageret (DK)
16.04 - Lyngby @ Templet (DK)
17.04 - Copenhagen @ The Rock (DK)
24.04 - Viborg @ Paletten (DK)
w/ Six Feet Under
27.04 - Bochum @ Matrix (DE)
28.04 - Mühltal bei Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater (DE)
29.04 - Osnabrück @ N8 (DE)
30.04 - Berlin @ K17 (DE)
01.05 - Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik (DE)
02.05 - Prag @ Modra Vopice (CZ)
03.05 - Wroclaw @ MZ (PL)
04.05 - Baia Mare @ Casa Tinerretului (RO)
05.05 - Kosice @ Collosseum (SK)
06.05 - Chemnitz @ AJZ Taalschock (DE)
07.05 - Cottbus @ Gladhouse (DE)
08.05 - München @ Backstage (DE)
09.05 - Nova Gorica @ Mostovna (SLO)
10.05 - Stuttgart @ Die Röhre (DE)
11.05 - Spital an der Drau @ Stadtsaal (A)
12.05 - Kufstein @ Kulturfabrik (A)
28.05 - Copenhagen @ Lygten Station (DK)
11.06 - Hünxe @ Death Feast Open Air (DE)
31.07 - Obersinn @ Eisenwahn Open Air (DE)
04.09 - Kärnten @ Rock The Lake Festival (AT)
10-11.09 - Hüttikon @ Meh Suff Metal Festival (CH)
Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey has issued the following update:
"Been a long time since the last update but we are currently extremely deep into the songwriting and recording of the new album which should be released during the fall 2010. Do we need to tell you that it sounds good, great, fantastic… like always right."
"At the same time we are working with a lot of new people to ensure the best possibilities for a successful work for the new album. There will be more news about this soon. But there are some MAJOR changes in the world of Evergrey, and we are confident it will all be for the better."
"At the moment we are booking a short tour for EUROPE in May. Tour of South America in June and some dates for the USA in connection with that. Festivals on top of that and so far we have a couple we can’t go official with until we get the word, so be sure to visit us to stay on top of where you can catch us soon."
"Below are 2 dates that are CONFIRMED and more will pop up during the coming weeks.
25th of June: Graspop (main stage), Dessel (BE)
3rd of July: Unirock, Istanbul (TR)"
Thrash metal is best known for making metal stars out of bands from America and Germany, but every now and then, it would present a hero from somewhere no-one expected. In this case, it made metal legends out of a Brazilian band named Sepultura. The group was formed in the city of Belo Horizonte by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, along with bass player Paulo Xisto and vocalist Wagner Lamounier. Lamounier left the band the next year and Max took over the spot behind the microphone, so the band recruited guitarist Jairo Guedes to be the band's lead player. This lineup would record the EP "Bestial Devastation" and the full length album "Morbid Visions" before Guedes left, to be replaced by Max Cavalera's former guitar technician Andreas Kisser. This is perhaps the best known lineup of the band, recording five studio albums together and breaking into the metal mainstream, becoming one of the genres leading young bands alongside Pantera.
The group began to receive commercial success in 1993 with the release of their album, "Chaos A.D." which features the singles, "Refuse/Resist," "Slave New World" and "Territory," three of the band's most well known songs. The group gained further success three years later when they released "Roots," an ambitious album that saw them embrace their Brazilian heritage, even recording a song with the Xavantes tribe. However the good times were not to last as Max Cavalera left the band on bad terms when the other members informed him they did not wish to renew the contract of their manager, who was also Max's wife. The band replaced their old singer with American, Derrick Green, who had previously released an album with the band Outface. This lineup released the record "Against" in 1998 but the album did not do as well as they had hoped. More...
California deathcore band Mandalyns Bell has issued an update about plans to enter the studio soon, lineup changes and more:
"Hey everyone! Just wanted everyone to know that we are going to be entering the studio soon, we have been writing some pretty crazy stuff lately and we cant wait for everyone to hear them, we will get them posted here within the next few weeks along with a new profile. We have had some member changes which we will announce when we are finished recording. We are going to be playing a 'battle of the bands' at Angels Roadhouse in Apple Valley on April 18th 2010. We are pretty excited about it the winner of the battle gets a slot on this years CA MetalFest with Bleeding Through, Fear Factory, Etc.... As of now we have tickets available send us a msg or a comment and we will get in touch with you, tickets are $10. Thats about it for now... we'll keep you posted as the days go by.. Thanks for the support!"
The Black Dahlia Murder are currently touring for "Deflorate," their best album since their 2003 debut "Unhallowed." Having recently finished a US tour and being right about to hit Japan and Australia, there doesn't appear to be much that can stop this band and their even increasing legion of fans. They're not only one of the most important bands of the past decade but one of the best live bands ever assembled. A Black Dahlia Pit is not just in the center of the venue, it is the venue and you're going to be part of it, whether you like it or not.
Metal Underground was lucky enough to be able to talk with frontman Trevor Strnad. More...