Metal News for March 30, 2010
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36 news articles posted on this day.
New Jersey metal band With Daggers Drawn has issued the following studio update:
"Being in a band is too hard for us so we quit. Just joshing...2 days in the recording studio and drums and bass tracks are done for 4 songs. Finishing up drums and bass for the last song on Thursday then moving on to guitar tracking. The slay will be layed down like cream cheese on a bagel. Video footage from the sessions will be up soon so stay tuned! Love you all dearly!"
Australia's HEADKASE has announced the following Australian tour dates:
May 28 - ADELAIDE @ The Enigma Bar
June 03 - SYDNEY @ The Wall (formerly The Bald Faced Stag Hotel)
June 04 - NEWCASTLE @ Wickham Croatia Club
June 05 - MELBOURNE @ The Pony Bar
June 11 - BRISBANE @ Rosie's Live
June 12 - GOLD COAST @ Miami Tavern Shark Bar
Swedish stoner metal band SPARZANZA has announced the following European tour dates:
04/29 - Debaser Slussen – Stockholm, Sweden
05/21 - L.A. Halle - Cham, Germany
05/22 - Sheunafestival – Altenkunstadt, Germany
06/12 - Kivenlahti Rock - Kivenlahti/Helsinki, Finland
07/08-10 - Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle, Sweden
07/29-31 - Storsjöyran – Östersund, Sweden
Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation has parted ways with their drummer Stephen van Haestregt.
The band comments, "We are sorry to announce that Stephen and Within Temptation will go their separate ways after the upcoming theatre tour. It isn't easy to say goodbye after all we've been through together. In this period of time many dreams have become reality for all of us and exceeded our highest expectations. Through the good and bad it has created a bond; we've had a wedding, a funeral and have seen each others kids being born and growing-up. Everything passed in a flash and we are looking back on it with a smile."
"We would like to thank him and Veroniek for all the great moments, passion and devotion. We wish you the best for the future! You can still see Stephen on stage with the upcoming theatre tour and in the future with his band 'My Favorite Scar'. If you are curious check their site www.myfavoritescar.com or their Myspace site. Stephen has written a personal message for you which you can find in the link beneath this one." More...
New York death metal band Severed has posted another rough mix clip of a new song, "Envision," at this location. The song comes off of their upcoming self titled new album, which will be released in May.
Finnish black metal band Catamenia has posted the music video for their song "Cavalcade" online. The song is the title track off their latest and ninth album. Watch it below:
Underoath has posted a tour video update from Scandinavia.
The band comments on the video, "In today's update Underoath is Scandinavia and sees some sights, meets a fan that has everything they ever released and travels across the frozen Baltic sea."
Watch the video below:
HellYeah has announced the following US tour dates:
04/24 - Dr, Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
04/25 - Ladson , SC - Ladson Fairgrounds w/ Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust
05/01 - Orlando , FL - WJRR EARTH DAY Orlando - Tinker Field
w/ Korn, Papa Roach, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch
05/03 - Corpus Christi , TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Papa Roach
05/04 - Houston , TX - Warehouse Live w/ Papa Roach
05/05 - Dallas , TX - Palladium Ballroom w/ Papa Roach
05/07 - Oklahoma City , OK - Kattfest - Zoo Amphitheatre w/ Three Days Grace, Seether, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Violence to Vegas.
05/08 - Little Rock , AR - KDJE EDGEFEST Little Rock - Arkansas State Fair Complex w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach.
05/09 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
05/11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
5/14 - Council Bluffs, IA - KIWR Rockfest - Westfair Amphitheater w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
5/16 - Indianola, IA - KAZR Lazerfest - Indianola National Balloon Grounds w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch
05/18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether
Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity has confirmed the first dates in their upcoming US tour. The dates are as follows:
May 11 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 Tavern
May 12 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Carnifex has posted a music video for their song "Hell Chose Me." Watch the video below or at Revolver Magazine. The song is the title track of their new album.
Polish death/doom metal project Postmodern Coffin has uploaded a seven-track EP, entitled "This Morbid Coil," at its MySpace profile. The group has also self-released a CD which is available for order.
The project was formed in Kutno, Poland, 2008. The line-up is: Michal Zawadzki (guitars), Tomasz Lemanski (vocals) and Piotr Horzycki (bass, programming). Though the band doesn't play shows, they are looking for a label to release and promote the music. The album was recorded in a home studio from October 2009 to January 2010. The cover art was done by T. Lemanski. More...
Los Angeles black metal band, THE FUNERAL PYRE has completed the follow up to their 2008 album, “Wounds.” The new album, entitled “Vultures At Dawn,” was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artwork for the album is being handled by Justin Barlett, known for his work with bands such as Trap Them, Intronaut and Sunn0))) and more. “Vultures At Dawn” will hit the streets in late spring.
The band comments on the sound of the new record, “On this record we stepped out of our comfort zone and tried to create better songs, never focusing on what style of metal it actually is. Just writing the songs was most important to us.”
THE FUNERAL PYRE upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/06 - Ryan’s Saloon - Reno, NV - w/ Early Graves
4/07 - Whiskey Dick’s - Lake Tahoe - CA - w/ Early Graves
4/08 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA - w/ Light This City
4/09 - The CYC - Fresno, CA - w/ Light This City
4/10 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA - w/ Light This City
4/11 - The Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA - w/ Light This City
Haste The Day has posted the seventh installment of their video blogs from the studio online now. Check out the video below:
Goatwhore has been relentlessly touring since the release of their amazing album "Carving Out the Eyes of God." Off of the DevilDriver Tour and about to begin the Behemoth Tour, Goatwhore played one night in their hometown of NOLA, where I was able to have a chat with the incredibly enertic vocalist Ben Falgoust, and we discussed working wiht Erik Rutan, having fun with Suffocation and the Who Dat Nation. A transciption follows the videos below. More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week we have an unusual story from Goes Cube about playing in an art museum:
Our first national tour (which was in 2007) featured a show at a small art museum in Nashville, TN. The opening act was this guy who played real old style blues. He even looked the part with the fedora and the pinstripe suit. Well I mean, ALMOST. His clothes looked the part. Otherwise, he was a white kid in his early 20s who kind of looked like the only blues he'd ever seen were his aqua-colored Izods at home next to his boat shoes. But anyways, this kid played a set. Then, according to witness, started snorting massive amounts of cocaine and drinking a lot of Jack Daniels.
So we're playing, and there's a few people there. Not many. But it's a fun show. All of a sudden, here comes the chemically-fueled blues singer. He starts pushing people around, trying to get a mosh pit going. A few people complied. Then he starts pulling paintings and sculptures off the wall and smashing them. He's slamming down sculptures and then stomping on them. He gets a painting at one point and actually smashes it across our drummer's back, which resulted in a nice gash. We ended our set.
Bad luck for him, the museum manager was in attendance. He's, understandably, very upset. He says to the culprit, "Pay for it all right now, or I call the police." The culprit responds by telling the guy to fuck off or some such thing. Then he runs out the back, steals a skateboard out of a car, and gets about a block away before---as I heard it---literally passing out on the street. The cops are on their way at this point, of course. They arrive, interview everyone, and then find the perp. He's thrown in the back of a black-and-white, and he starts hysterically crying. We saw him mouth the word "help" before being hauled off to jail.
The booker of the show called us later that year to tell his he'd been convicted of a handful of crimes including criminal destruction, theft, resisting arrest and would actually be doing some time.
Goes Cube is wrapping up their tour with East of the Wall . The band is supporting their limited edition single "Property," also featuring the b-side "The Ban Has Been Lifted."
Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the mosh pit.
Throne Of Malediction has checked in with the following update about their upcoming full-length album:
"Here is a general blog posting a few lyrics to some songs of ours and some album news..... Just so you know, the songs on our player are PRE-release and not final tracks. Our debut album is about done being recorded and ready for mastering soon. We are using a rather good little European indie label (that has some awesome future label-mates for us) and maybe a sub label for our release.
"We will announce our label when we get more done and a release date. Most likely a late summer 2010 release. We may most likely title the album 'Season's of Death.' Our Vicious Angel Model friend from Canada, Cruelty is on our cover. We actually have been using our cover pic for a while (on our default...)
"We will have the final art soon too... So, for anyone who cares, we are doing well and going strong. We all appreciate the surprising support and Thank Celory and Damo for helping us with funds when we needed amps. Also Satanica Records for releasing our Irreverant Soul EP too, we are getting great reviews for that so far."
Holy Grail has checked in from the recording studio with footage of vocalist James Paul Luna discussing the upcoming album. The video clip can be viewed below.
Sonata Arctica keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg has checked in with a video report from the tour rehearsal room as the band prepares for their second North American tour in support of the new album "The Days of Grays." The video clip can be viewed below.
Arch Enemy will play their first ever show on the Faroe Islands at the 2010 edition of the G! festival. The band will headline on July 16th and issued the following statement about the festival appearance:
"Nestled in the heart of the North Atlantic, the solitary and spellbinding Faroe Islands lie midway between Iceland, Norway and Scotland. G! Festival is situated in the picturesque seaside village of Göta and has redefined the whole musical landscape of the Faroe Islands with its international scale and visionary scope. Over the last couple of years we have been fortunate enough to play a lot of new exciting territories for the band and we're extremely pleased to add the Faroe Islands to that ever-growing list!"
More information on the G! Festival can be found at this location.
Austrian metal act Belphegor has announced the following string of upcoming European tour dates:
4/1 2010 Inferno Festival Oslo (Norway)
4/8 2010 Underworld Camden London (UK)
4/10 2010 Rios Leeds (UK)
4/11 2010 White Rabbit Plymouth (UK)
4/15 2010 Royal Metal Fest 2010 Århus (Denmark)
4/16 2010 Pitch Black Niederkrüchten (Germany)
4/17 2010 Event Stage Zizers (Switzerland)
4/29 2010 Ragnarök Festival Rieden/ Kreuth (Germany)
6/12 2010 Metal Gate Open Air Vostrov (Czechia)
7/2 2010 Unirock Fest Istanbul (Turkey)
7/3 2010 Unirock Fest Istanbul (Turkey)
8/6 2010 OST Mountain Fest Prahova (Romania)
9/3 2010 Rock The Lake Ossiac
Norwegian metallers Escapetor have issued the following update about recruiting a second guitarist:
"Escapetor will shortly announce a new member to the band. Since Ole Egeli´s departure during the fall of 2009, the need for a second guitarist has been apparent, even though Escapetor kept on playing live-shows with Ragnars guitar alone. Finally the right candidate got our attention. This is a serious and talented guitarist with excellent guitar skills, live-experience and a strong sense for composing and arranging rock music with emphasis on metal. Escapetor will announce the poor dude properly in person in April when new promo-shots are available.
"The decision to take on another musician in the band will slightly affect our plans for the new record. Until further notice the planned recording sessions for May 2010 will be delayed to get our new guy a chance to participate on the recordings and on arranging the new material. This will probably postpone the release-date of the record as well. Regarding live performances we expect to be ready for the stage by mid-May. The next live-performance will be Helgåråkken June 19. Until next time, STAY TUNED!"
Sweden's In Flames, who parted ways with their guitarist Jesper Strömblad last month, has now announced three upcoming live shows. The details are as follows:
6/19 2010 Gothenburg - Metaltown Festival Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län
7/14 2010 Oslo Live Oslo
7/16 2010 Arvika - Arvika Festival Arvika, Värmlands län
Vocalist Dagoth of French black metal act Otargos has issued the following brief update about the band releasing a new as-yet-untitled album in September:
"Otargos is proud to announce you that the upcoming album shall be released (certainly) in September 2010. Title of the album, official date and label shall be unveiled in time. Prepare yourself for the arrival of Fuck God-Disease Process killer descendant!"
You can check out sample Otargos tracks at the band's MySpace page. Otargos also has the following upcoming tour dates:
4/4 2010 CHAULNES METAL FEST 2010 CHAULNES
6/18 2010 HELLFEST CLISSON
Black metallers Theosophy have announced their new album "...Out Of Decades" is being released by No Colours Records. A new track from the album titled "At Last Sunrise" can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
The track listing for the new album is as follows:
1. At Last Sunrise 05:44
2. Where Fires Burn 03:12
3. Powercrush of Life Canons 03:01
4. For Cold 03:28
5. Forest Legion 03:50
6. Damnation of Northern Lands 04:32
7. Phantom 06:02
8. Where Dead Angels Lie 06:26
Norway's Thunderbolt has issued the following update about supporting Tim "Ripper" Owens on his upcoming European tour:
"Hi! We will be supporting Tim 'Ripper' Owens on his solo tour in Europe, September 2010. We will be playing lots of new tunes from our third and upcoming album and some oldies. Hope to see you crazy headbangers out there, supporting Thunderbolt and The Ripper! See ya!"
The upcoming Thunderbolt tour dates are as follows:
7/3 2010 Basinfirefest Spálené Porící
9/9 2010 John Dee Oslo
9/10 2010 By Scenen Haugesund
9/11 2010 Folkets Hus Ålvik
9/12 2010 Sticky Fingers Gothenburg
9/14 2010 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg
9/15 2010 Ballroom Hamburg
9/16 2010 K17 Berlin
9/17 2010 Krushfest-FESTIVAL Jaslo
9/18 2010 Stodola-FESTIVAL Warsaw
9/21 2010 Exit Music Hall Prague
9/22 2010 Faval Music Brno
9/23 2010 Randal Klub Bratislava
9/24 2010 Viper Room Vienna
9/25 2010 Club Mocvara Zagreb
9/26 2010 Matrioska Modena
10/23 2010 Glassheim Jevnaker
10/29 2010 Rust Scene Ørsta
Australian melodic power metal band Black Majesty will release the new album titled "In Your Honour" in Europe on the 14th of May 2010 through the Limb Music label. The band worked with Roland Grapow of Masterplan/ex Helloween who produced the album at Grapow Studios in Slovakia. The art work for the new album was again handled by Dirk Illing, which can be viewed here.
The "In Your Honour" track listing is as follows:
1. Far Beyond
2. God Of War
4. Break These Chains
5. Further Than Insane
6. End Of Time
7. Wish You Well
9. Witching Hour
The European digipack will include two bonus tracks:
10. Two Hearts
11. Silent Company - acoustic version.
Ohio based metallers Inside We Die have announced they have finished recording their upcoming album. Additional details on the new album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time you can check out three sample Inside We Die tracks, which are available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.
Strange Flesh, who recently announced they were pushing back the release date of their new album "In doG We Lust," has now revealed the album's track listing.
The track list will be as follows:
1. In DoG We Lust
5. The Bleeding
6. Mother Dark
8. Suffer the Weak
9. A Perfect God
10. Witness the Feast
Italy's Tools of Torture has checked in with the following tour recap:
"Hello sickos. We're just back from 'Castrating Italy Tour 2010' and we'd like to thanks the following people: Our Scottish bros from Cerebral Bore (Phil included, of course!) that played, smoked and drinked with us all tour long, Skeptic Agency, Furiogrind Promotion, all in Hobnailed, Fefo & Lollo from Zeit Geist, all in Onicectomy, Michele from Human Slaughterhouse, Francesco from Murder Therapy, Blood Of Seklusion, Bribe, El Paso Occupato, Blogos, Hustler Disco, Ride n Roll, Sara and all her flatmates, Luca 'Maelstrom Lord,' Horrors Of Yuggoth, Gaetano from DeadlyStrain and everyone that came to our shows and moshed with us!
"See you all next year guys! Thanks again and stay brutal P.S. If someone has photos/videos of our shows please contact us via private message or mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org please."
The upcoming Tools of Torture live shows are as follows: More...
Polish metal group Neurothing has posted their new music video online for the song, "High Pain Threshold." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "Murder Book" which was released last year. More...
Scottish pirate metal outfit Alestorm has been confirmed as the special guests for Sabaton on their upcoming World War Tour, which will kick off in Tel Aviv, Israel on August 27th and finishes in December. A trailer for the tour can be seen below. The tour is in support of Sabatons forthcoming new studio album, "Coat Of Arms" which will be released on May 21st through Nuclear Blast. More...
Black Label Society, the band led by former Ozzy Osbourne, has signed a new record deal with Australian label Riot Entertainment, to distribute their next album in Australia and New Zealand. Wylde commented: "John and the Riot team have done the BLS camp proud down under. We’re glad to be back with our Aussie brothers and sisters and look forward to tearing it up in Australia in early 2011."
Riot Entertainment owner and CEO John Howarth stated: "Riot’s and my history with Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society goes way back to the beginning of Black Label Society’s career. We have released every BLS album down here ever since, except for one. Zakk is like family and it’s an honour to work with BLS again. We are really excited about the reports we are receiving and can’t wait to hear the finished product. We are getting ready to fire up the machine and really push the new album over the top here in Australia. Zakk knows we will get down and dirty again to push this album. We are really looking forward to Zakk and the boys touring again here in 2011!"
Call it Celtic, folk or black metal; whatever you label Primordial, there is no doubt about the sheer creativity that has come out of the Irish metal band since the early 90’s. The band is one of the few that doesn’t rush out a new album, taking its time to craft each album with attention to details. 2007’s “To The Nameless Dead” was another stellar release from the band and now the band is celebrating the release of their first-ever live DVD, “All Empires Fall.” Vocalist Alan A. Nemtheanga recently spoke to me about the DVD, the pressures that come about from filming a live show, an update on the new album, and the band’s involvement in the re-releasing of past Primordial albums. More...
Norway's 1349's upcoming fifth full length, "Demonoir," due out April 27th in North America via Prosthetic Records, was recorded at Studio Nyhagen, in Norway with Tom G. Warrior (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost).
Ravn comments on the recording process, "In hindsight, it is our belief that Tom was the missing piece of the puzzle, adding that element of heritage we needed. He represented the direct link to the Creators! We also need to mention three other contributors; Ronnie leTekrö - one of the most acclaimed guitarists on the globe, wrenched his soul inside out as he recorded one of the leads for 'Psalm 7:77;' a truly breathtaking experience. We had some excellent, wicked grand piano play carried out by Canadian pianist Tony Caputo. And then there was Thorbjørn Benjaminsen of Hornorkesteret that recorded some spine chilling themes with his stringed reindeer horns, adding a touch of natural grimness to the electric inferno."
Shock rock legend Alice Cooper recently discussed his plans for his next studio album on his radio show, which takes airs on Planet Rock. He stated:
"(Our new album) hasn’t been recorded yet but we’ve got ten demos done already on it. I think it’s gonna be called The Night Shift."
It has not even been a year since the launch of Megadeth's latest critically acclaimed "Endgame," and Dave Mustaine has already begun the process of recording new material. In an interview with XM radio's Jose Mangin, Dave has revealed that with the new lineup they have recorded a new track for possible use on future album endeavors. This new, top-secret track is named "Sudden Death," and defies the typical Megadeth song by its length. It has been reported that it is over five minutes long and has more solos than usual. No information is given on when this track will be available to the public.