Metal News for March 5, 2010
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35 news articles posted on this day.
DONNYBROOK has announced the following tour dates with Alpha & Omega
3/21 Claremore, OK @ The Tree
3/22 Conway, AR @ Soundstage
3/23 Atlanta, GA @ 585 Wells
3/24 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
3/25 Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
3/26 Richmond, VA @ United Blood Fest
3/27 Richmond, VA @ United Blood Fest
3/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
3/29 Morton,IL @ Legion Hall
3/30 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
3/31 Omaha, NE @ The Hole
4/1 Denver, CO @ TBA
4/2 Las Vegas, NV @ Eastside Joes
Denver death metallers ENEMY REIGN are pleased to welcome newest member Phil Turner of Colorado metal outfit Drive-In Massacre. Turner takes the place of former bassist Cassie Begay, who recently left the band for personal reasons.
ENEMY REIGN will release their critically-acclaimed "Means To A Dead End" EP in Europe through Neurotic Records on April 5th. The EP was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Martriden, Cobalt et al) in 2008. The European version will contain one newly recorded exclusive bonus track entitled "If The Truth Hurts...Suffer," as well as exclusive art work and other bonus materials. More...
SONIC SYNDICATE has issued the following statement:
"The time has once again arrived for all of us in Sonic Syndicate to unleash a new album on the world."
"Just a short time ago we burned down your city and now we're back with full force to announce that WE RULE THE NIGHT."
"Over the last few months we've been working on the artwork for our new album - coming out on May 28th, 2010 - with our good friend Gustavo Sazes." More...
Alice in Chains, in the middle of a massive North American tour, will be taking the time to interact with fans on their Livestream profile on Wednesday March 10th at 7 PM EST. With Livestream as the exclusive streaming provider for the chat, the player widget for the webcast can be embedded anywhere. You can even chat right here when the time comes:
The band recently added a string of brand new US dates. The complete list of dates are as follows: More...
Missoula, Montana based dark metal act Walking Corpse Syndrome has issued the following statement about vocalist Michael Phlegm's house burning down on Wednesday morning:
"The rental house of Walking Corpse Syndrome's lead singer, Michael Phlegm, caught on fire and burned to the ground on Wednesday morning in Missoula, Montana. He, his girlfriend, and two other roommates didn't have time to get dressed before escaping. The door of Michael's room was blocked by flames and with the window stuck, he punched through the glass to get outside. Any donations are greatly appreciated and can be given by calling 406-396-4400."
The full news story from Missoula's KPAX can be found here and a video of the newscast can be viewed below. Walking Corpse Syndrome had previously planned to head out on tour starting March 30th. Additional details about whether the tour will proceed will be announced as the information is made available. You can also hear the track "Path of the Righteous and the Wicked" off the band's upcoming album "Narcissist" through their MySpace page. More...
Vancouver's Omega Crom will unleash their debut album "Blood, Steel & Fire" on April 5th via Reversed Records. The band is gearing up for their cross Canada tour on the following dates, with more expected to be announced soon::
3/11 2010 - Canmore AB - The Canmore Hotel
3/12 2010 - Calgary AB -The Distillery
3/13 2010 - Edmonton AB - The New City
3/14 2010 - St. Albert AB - The Taphouse
3/15 2010 - Edmonton AB - Filthy McNasty's
3/16 2010 - Saskatoon SK - The Roxy
3/19 2010 - Brandon MB - The North Hill Inn
3/20 2010 - Thunder Bay ON - Black Pirates Pub
3/24 2010 - Oshawa ON - Atria Bar and Grill
3/25 2010 - Toronto ON - Hard Luck Bar
4/3 2010 - Montreal QC - Club Saphir
4/8 2010 - Winnipeg MB - The Zoo
4/10 2010 - Regina SK - The Gaslight Saloon
4/17 2010 - Kelowna BC - The Well
Swedish prog metallers Pain of Salvation have just finished their upcoming studio album, which will be titled "Road Salt Ivory." Vocalist Daniel Gildenlow issued the following statement about the album:
“The first part of ‘Road Salt’ is finished - mixed, mastered and delivered! It is a 12 track album of sweaty grovel, asphalt butterflies, untreaded paths and brave decisions. It will be presented to the world in one standard edition and one limited director's cut, of which we of course recommend the latter one. See, as usual, we refuse to add some stuff haphazardly to put together a limited product - we always see the larger version as the 'real' one; the one that makes us the proudest. The release is scheduled for early summer…”
Pain of Salvation’s video clip for the title track of their current EP release, “Linoleum,” directed by Owe Lingwall of Village Road Film, can also be viewed below. More...
Vocalist Wietze of Dutch metal act Edge of Serenity has issued the following update about writing new material for an upcoming album:
"I'm currently writing a brand new 'yet untitled' album for Edge of Serenity, after a successful release of 'The Chaos Theory' the time has come to expand my horizon and add new musical influences and ingredients to my music, as I walk my musical path, I feel and taste different things, which makes it challenging for me as a musician/composer to take the next step towards a brand new album, as it will be more experimental than 'The Chaos Theory.' I'm not able to tell you more at this stage of the album production, I will keep you updated on the album production process. As well I will announce the studio line up for this album soon!"
In the mean time you can check out sample Edge of Serenity tracks through their official MySpace page.
Video footage has been posted online of Anthrax performing in Brisbane, Australia for the Soundwave Festival. The video clip, which can be viewed below, is of the band performing a cover of the Public Enemy song "Bring The Noise."
Immolation has posted a new teaser trailer in which the band discusses the making of the new album "Majesty and Decay." The video clip can be viewed below. "Majesty and Decay" was released today in Europe and will be launched in North America on March 9th, 2010.
Woe Of Tyrants' new album "Threnody" will be release on April 14th, 2010. The album's fourth track "Tempting The Wretch" is currently available for streaming at this location. Vocalist Chris Catanzaro explains the concept behind the song: "This song was written to describe a point in 'Threnody' which our traveler is within a dream, a dream that is one of the few points in his journey that he experiences any semblance of peace and serenity."
The upcoming Woe of Tyrants tour dates are as follows:
Tour w/ Warbringer
03/29 Nashville, TN The Muse
03/30 Cleveland, OH Pirate's Cove
OVERKILL'S KILLFEST 2010 25th Anniversary Tour w/ Overkill, Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile
04/01 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
04/02 Worcester, MA The Palladium
04/03 Hartford, CT Webster Hall
04/07 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
04/08 Detroit, MI Blondies
04/09 Chicago, IL The Metro
04/10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
04/11 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
04/13 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
04/16 Seattle, WA El Corazon
04/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
04/18 San Francisco, CA The Grand Ballroom
04/19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
04/20 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues More...
Primordial has posted a trailer for the band's upcoming, first ever 2-disc DVD "All Empires Fall," which can be viewed below. "All Empires Fall" is set to be released on March 16th through Metal Blade Records. The DVD content will be as follows:
*Live in Dublin 2009
*Primordial documentary with vintage footage of the band's early years and interview footage with Primordial main-man Alan A Nemtheanga discussing lyrics and rehearsal footage
*Ragnorok Festival 2008 (Germany)
*Hove Festival 2008 (Norway)
*Graspop Metal Meeting 2008 (Belgium)
Welsh act Bullet For My Valentine has announced the upcoming third full-length album "Fever" will be released in the U.S. on April 27th, 2010 and in Europe on April 26th, 2010. The band has now revealed the cover artwork for the new album, which can be viewed this location. Bullet For My Valentine also has the following upcoming tour dates:
6/4 2010 Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park Nurburgring
6/5 2010 Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park Nurburgring
6/6 2010 Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park Nurburgring
6/11 2010 Download Festival Donnington
6/12 2010 Download Festival Donnington
6/13 2010 Download Festival Donnington
6/13 2010 Nova Rock Nickelsdorf
6/19 2010 Metal Town Goteborg
6/26 2010 Graspop Dessel
6/27 2010 Gods Of Metal Milan
Metal Hammer has posted a video of Suicidal Tendencies' "War Inside My Head" from their new DVD, "Live at the Olympic Auditorium." "Live at the Olympic Auditorium" was recorded in their hometown of Los Angeles, California and this clip is the first from the band's new DVD to be made available online.
The complete tracklisting for "Live At The Olympic Auditorium" is as follows:
2. I Shot Reagan
3. War Inside My Head
5. Ain’t Gonna Take It
6. Suicidal Failure
7. We Are Family
8. Possessed To Skate
9. I Saw Your Mommy
10. Waking The Dead
11. Show Some Love...Tear It Down!
12. Cyco Vision
13. Two-Sided Politics
14. Won’t Fall In Love Today
16. Pledge Your Allegiance
Unleashed has been confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival. Unleashed will be performing on Saturday August 7th. The Wacken Open Air festival takes place from August 5th - 8th and more details on the gathering can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include 1349, Amorphis, Arch Enemy, Alice Cooper, Astral Doors, Caliban, Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse, Despised Icon, Equilibrium, Evile, Ghost Brigade, Hackneyed, Ihsahn, Iron Maiden, Kataklysm, Overkill, Slayer, and many more.
French metallers Klone have announced their new album will be titled "Black Days" and will be released on April 19th in France, May 17th in the rest of Europe and Australia. "Black Days" will also include a bonus DVD with extra material. The cover artwork can be viewed here.
The track listing for "Black Days" is as follows:
1. Rite Of Passage
2. Spiral Down
3. Give Up The Rest
4. Hollow Way
5. Immaculate Desire
6. Closed Season (Interlude)
7. The Spell Is Cast
8. Danse Macabre
9. Rain Bird
10. Behold The Silence
11. Army Of Me [Björk cover]
Rob Zombie has revealed that Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison will be behind the drum kit with his band this summer. Zombie commented: "Joey is an absolutely crushing drummer and I am thrilled to have him as part of the Zombie family. His amazing skills promise to take the live show to a whole new level of insanity."
Jordison added: "I am honored, proud and excited to announce that I have joined the ranks as the new touring drummer for Rob Zombie. I’ve been a fan of Zombie’s since the beginning. I’ve toured with them and have always wanted to play for them. When John 5 called me up to ask if I knew any drummers I could recommend, I said, only half-jokingly, ‘Yeah, me!"
"This show and set-list is mind blowing, and what better way to kick things off than the Gruesome Twosome tour with horror-rock legend Alice Cooper," Jordison said. "I want to thank all the Slipknot fans for their support and the Rob Zombie fans for welcoming me in. The Demonoid Phenomenon is on its way!"
In support of their new release "Aealo", Greek dark metallers Rotting Christ will be doing signing sessions next month in Poland. The details are as follows:
4/16 2010 Graffity, Lublin, 16:00 Empik in Galeria Graffica
4/20 2010 Madness, Wroclaw, 16:00 Empik Renoma
4/21 2010 Dekompresja, Lódz, 16:00 Empik Manufaktura
4/24 2010 Ucho, Gdynia, 16:00 Empik in Galeria Baltycka
4/25 2010 Blue Note, Poznan. 16:00 Empik Megastore
Northern Virginia band Seventh Vail recently signed with No Explanation Records. Founding members Camden Unglesbee and JC formed with Alex Vinny and Ken Barber in the summer of 2009. After only playing a handful of local shows immediate public notice began to follow as the band opened for Veil of Maya at Jaxx nightclub. Each member from the band brings a unique dynamic to the table, that when combined creates a blend of modern hardcore punk attitude with heavy metal tendencies.
Seventh Vail front man Camden Unglesbee is a long time industry veteran and is also joining No Explanation Records as Director of Label Development. "I am excited about the addition of Seventh Vail and Camden helping to grow this label. This powerful addition puts NER in a position to grow rapidly in the first quarter of 2010. It is going to be an amazing year" commented No Explanation Records founder and CEO Jay Burton.
No Explanation Records is an aggressive and innovative new approach at the music industry. The focus is to partner with talented artists to bring some of the best music available to fans while protecting the rights of the artists. No Explanation Records is headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Catholicon has announced a remixed version of the "Of Ages Past" album will be released online in the next few weeks. The band has now issued the following update about recruiting a new engineer to work on the album:
"We've called in one of our last favors and have recruited the help of renowned mastering engineer Brad Cobb (based out of California) to handle mastering duties for the newly re-tooled/remixed version of 'Of Ages Past' that will be made available for online distribution (iTunes/etc.) in the coming weeks. We think this will really make this mix easier to differentiate from the hard-copy release version of the record. We'll have more news on this and some fresh versions of the tracks posted soon on this site; and we may be working with Brad on some other projects in the future. Stay tuned."
Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral is set to kick off a European tour tonight. Dark Funeral guitarist Lord Ahriman has issued the following tour update:
"Ave everyone! We have just completed 2 days of pre-production for the tour at Avenyn, which is a big theatre in the centre of Ludvika, Sweden. It went amazingly good. The set-list we have put together this time totally kills. And I'm absolutely sure it'll please both new and old fans. We have brought in several of our old songs that we haven't played in ages, even some that we never even played live before. It's also the longest set we've played live so we're giving it all 666% this time around, which after all is what our fans expect and deserve from us.
"The stage design and set-up we have put together is the biggest we've ever brought out on tour. And as you can see on the images, it looks phenomenally evil. Last night the tour bus came to pick us up. And once we had loaded all the gear and personal belongings we set the course straight to Skövde, where we'll kick off the tour tonight."
Dark Funeral's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Fantasy metallers Kivimetsan Druidi recently finished recording their new album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge," which will be released via Century Media Records. The band is currently streaming a new song online from the album titled "Seawitch and the Sorcerer," which can be heard at their MySpace page.
The track listing for "Betrayal, Justice, Revenge" will be as follows:
1. Lament for the Fallen
2. Aesis Lilim
3. Seawitch and the Sorcerer
4. The Visitor
5. Manalan Vartija
7. Chant of the Winged One
8. Of Betrayal
9. Desolation: White Wolf
11. Where Hope and Daylight Die
Finnish folk metal act Korpiklaani has issued the following update about the band's tour dates in Chile:
"Unfortunately the venue in Talca, Club de Boxeo, lost a part of the roof. It is impossible to play there, we are looking for an alternative, but that will be hard because of all the troubles this city currently has. We are trying to change the show in Concepción to Mendoza now. We will let you know. These two shows are for sure: Valparaiso: Centro de Eventos el Huevo Santiago: Industria Cultural We hope for more good news soon. Take care!"
Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Loaded) has stated that he is developing a memoir of his life. With McKagan’s entry into the world of autobiographies, this makes three members (Duff, Slash, and Steven Adler) from the original GN’R lineup to venture into the memoir business. Given Izzy Stradlin’s need to stick to his independent roots, no one is holding their breath over IZZY, which would have to be the title, right? That leaves us with W. Axl Rose.
The Axl memoir is interesting to many because of three factors. First, at times, Rose has maintained a semi-reclusive life, vanishing from a spotlight he once dominated. Second, few have had as many “what were they thinking?” moments as Axl. This is a perfect output for his side of the story. Finally, there is the good versus evil, love versus insanity, caring versus destructive natures (often in the same breath) through both his music and performances. Would all the answers be revealed in a “tell all” book? Of course not, it would probably confuse fans more, but in good natured fun, let’s look at some potential titles for this book that will never see the light of day. More...
The organisers of the British festival Hard Rock Hell has announced the first batch of bands for this year's version of the event. The festival will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales and will feature performances from former Iron Maiden vocalists Paul Di'anno and Blaze Bayley, as well as New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Diamond Head and Tank. Also on the bill will be Pretty Boy Floyd, Skid Row, Michael Schenker Group, L.A. Guns and Enuff Z'nuff.
Las Vegas metallers Spun in Darkness are the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming Las Vegas Deathfest II, which is set to take place on July 16th and 17th, 2010. Additional details about the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Putrid Pile, Condemned, Lethal Injection, Devourment, and Inherit Disease.
Be'lakor has issued the following announcement about supporting Turisas for several upcoming Australian tour dates:
"It's been a great week for us! We're proud to announce that we will be supporting Finland's Turisas along the east coast of Australia for their upcoming Australian tour. What is essentially our first international support slot, we are very excited to be playing with Turisas and heading back to Brisbane and Sydney (with the final show in Melbourne) over one packed weekend in May. We will update the details under the gigs section on MySpace so stay tuned. If you live in or around any of these cities, come show some support and enjoy the gigs!"
Show dates are as follows:
5/21 - Brisbane, The Globe Theatre
5/22 - Sydney, The Factory Theatre (All Ages)
5/23 - Melbourne, Billboard the Venue
Richmond, VA metal band MUNICIPAL WASTE has announced a small number of tour dates to be played in the Northeast this April. MUNICIPAL WASTE will be joined by TOXIC HOLOCAUST on all dates. The dates are as follows:
04/21 - The Note West Chester, Pennsylvania
04/22 - Knitting Factory Brooklyn, New York
04/25 - Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
MUNICIPAL WASTE will also commence their first-ever tour of Latin America this Friday in Guadalajara, Mexico. "Latin America has always been on our list of places to spread the Waste;" says guitarist, Ryan Waste. "I know how passionate the crowds are about heavy music down there and we're going to deliver. I'm prepared for some wild shows to ensue." More...
Wisdom In Chains has posted their music video for the track "Back To The Ocean," which comes from their new album "Everything You Know." Watch the video below:
French dark metal band Les Discrets has posted a new song, entitled "Les Feuilles de l'olivier" (Olive Tree's Leaves), on their MySpace page. The song comes off their debut album, "Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées."
Portugal metal band Mourning Lenore has issued the following album update:
"Since the album is getting close to it's final stage, with everyting recorded and Fernando Matias working his magic for the final mix, it is time, we guess, to start unveiling some stuff:"
"Mourning Lenore's debut album will be called 'Loosely Bounded Infinities,' and the design and cover artwork are in the skilled hands of Pedro Daniel (Phobos Anomaly), whom we collaborated with for our first photoshoot and will be doing so for the next one."
After the closure of Melbourne live music venue The Tote delaying the launch of death metal band Cemetery Urn’s second full length album, the band has announced a re-release of sorts, with the as yet untitled album set to be officially released on March 13th, 2010. The album will be available in the territories of Australia and North American, with further releases planned at a later date.
Cemetary Urn came together in 2006 and performed 17 shows across the U.S. in 2008 with such bands as Gospel Of The Horns, Blood Feast, Obiesance, Morbosidad and many more extreme black metal acts.
You can check out th song "Death’s Turbulent Fire" from the new album on the band's MySpace player.
In a recent post online, Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy spoke on the band's upcoming tour supporting British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and how he will be realising a life-long dream of playing at Madison Square Garden. The message reads as follows:
"It is a bit of a dream come true for us. After 25 years together, at this stage in our career, there's honestly only three bands Dream Theater would consider opening for and Maiden is one of them. It is an absolute honor. Through the years, we've done many one-off shows with Maiden and they've almost all been overseas. It is very exciting to finally be doing a full tour with them and on our side of the pond no less. These are gonna be amazing shows that the fans won't want to miss. Up the fucking irons!"
"Dream Theater has achieved so many dreams through the years, from playing the Budokan in Tokyo to Wembley Arena in London to Radio City Music Hall in NYC, but the one remaining dream that has eluded us through all of these years was to play at Madison Square Garden. Well, on July 12, along with Iron Maiden, that dream will finally be fulfilled." More...
In a recent message posted online, progressive metal band Queensryche revealed that they have started work on their next studio album. The message reads as follows:
"Two big new rumors to pass along today. The first is that the band has already begun work on their new album, and get this, it’s nearly done being written. No word on a direction, theme or possible release date.. but nonetheless, all those details are being worked on as we speak.
"But as we wait for more information on the new album, rumors of a spring/summer tour are starting to heat up. What we can tell you is that due to the success of the two cabaret shows in Seattle, the band has decided to take it on the road. No dates to announce just yet, look for those soon."
Bay Area thrash metal veterans Forbidden has announced that they have signed a new record deal with German based label Nuclear Blast. A message from the band reads as follows:
"We are very proud to announce that Forbidden has signed to Nuclear Blast Records! Ultimately, we all knew that there is NO better label in the world to handle Metal and bring it to the masses with authority. For the last year, we have been intensely working on our craft while re-examining our past with a perspective we'd never had before. Our vision is clear and we know exactly who and what we are today. Forbidden is in an amazing creative space and we can't wait for everyone to hear it! We began recording on March 1st. We must thank Jaap Wagemaker and everyone else at Nuclear Blast for making their enthusiasm known to us since we've committed to writing this record. Also, there are so many other amazing friends that helped us along the way and we appreciate everything you've done for us to get Forbidden back into a position of strength. If you feel in your bones that you are one of them, then you definitely are! Thank you all so much." More...