Metal News for March 6, 2007
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Portland, Oregon's PROVEN is a hardcore metal band to sit up and really watchout for. The band is on a literal shooting star ride through the system on their way to worldwide recogniton, all in a matter of literal moments it seems since I first discovered them several months back on MySpace. The band is comprised of vocalist, Marc Halverson, Randy Ross on guitars/vocals, Sam Boggess on guitars, Josh Dixon on drums and Keith Fitzgerald on bass. I actually fell head over heals in love with their straight ahead, non-over produced hardcore sound when I first heard their demo tracks, but then obviously when I noticed they were being mentored along very closely by Billy Graziadei of Biohazard fame, I'm not going to lie, that really caught my fascination. I am very pleased to bring this new exclusive Q&A session to all of you that I've conducted with Proven's vocalist, Marc Halverson. More...
Cotati, California's AFTERTAYST is certainly about as green as they come through the doors here at metalunderground.com. I do think it's important amid all the top level names that I do bring to my worldwide readership here to not fail in recognizing the fact that there are bands who are just getting out the gate and need as much of our support as the rest of them. How the hell else is heavy metal going to prosper in the future? Unless you're all waiting for Justin Timberlake to start slam dancing behind the microphone. What is it with this guy lately anyway? The world acts like he's the second coming of Moses. Anyways, I digress, Aftertayst shows solid potential in many areas of their developing metal sound that I scout for: heavy, heavy... and yes, more of the heavy. Let's keep our eyes and ears open, along with devoted devil hornz raised for these dudes and wish them the best of luck as they move into the literal void of the metal biz, shall we? Here's my Q&A with Dan, their guitarist. More...
The cover art for Sonata Arctica's new album, Unia, can be viewed at this location.
The tracklisting is as follows:
01. In Black And White
02. Paid In Full
03. For The Sake Of Revenge
04. It Won't Fade
05. Under Your Tree
07. The Vice
08. My Dream's But A Drop Of Fuel For A Nightmare
09. The Harvest
10. The Worlds Forgotten, The Words Forbidden
11. Fly With The Black Swan
12. Good Enough Is Good Enough
Unia is due out in stores on May 25th, 2007.
Infernaeon updated on the recently announced shows in Florida:
"We are sorry to inform everyone we have canceled both shows. The promoter has made some unreasonable requests and actually asked us to pay to play. We agreed to sell tickets and draw but that did not satisfy the promoter and asked us for $200 per show which is unprofessional to say the least. We are a signed national act and should be getting paid not paying to play a local show. Especially after we agreed to play for free. So we apologize to everyone but these are terms that we will stand our ground on."
Nine Inch Nails have added the track "In This Twilight", which will be included on their new album 'Year Zero', to their MySpace page.
The track was found late last month on a USB thumb drive after one of the bands European concerts. The marketing concept for the album continues to grow as another 'Year Zero' clue was found on the Blue Ray version of their new DVD 'Beside You in Time'. According to Rolling Stone, the words "Secure", "Broadcast" and "Informatics" appear on the packaging, add a .com and you get securebroadcastinformatics.com. You can read more about the whole viral marketing scheme in the Rolling Stone article here.