Metal News for March 6, 2010
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Divide The Day has posted a behind-the-scenes making of clip for their "One Night Stand" music video. The video clip can be viewed below.
COLD and Nonpoint's show at the Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be broadcast live tonight (Saturday, March 6) at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 6PM PT (2AM GMT). Go to theravelive.com at showtime to watch it.
Rhapsody Of Fire has revealed the details of their new album, entitled "The Frozen Tears Of Angels." View the cover art here. The album will be released on April 30th and will contain the following tracklisting:
01. Dark Frozen World
02. Sea Of Fate
03. Crystal Moonlight
04. Reign Of Terror
05. Danza Di Fuoco E Ghiaccio
06. Raging Starfire
07. Lost In Cold Dreams
08. On the Way To Ainor
09. The Frozen Tears Of Angels
Bonus tracks on the digipack version are as follows:
10. Labyrinth Of Madness
11. Sea Of Fate (Orchestral Version) More...
Seattle metal band Demon Hunter has posted their entire new album, "The World Is A Thorn," on their MySpace page for streaming. The album will be released on March 9th via Solid State Records.
The tracklisting is as follows:
01. Descending Upon Us
04. This Is The Line
05. Driving Nails
06. The World Is A Thorn
07. Tie This Around Your Neck
08. Just Breathe
09. Shallow Water
10. Feel As Though You Could
11. Blood In The Tears
Guitarist Evan Hensley of the Greek metal band Nightfall has issued the following studio update:
"DAY 3: Since we had the sounds already, today went faster. Blazed through two or three of the middle tracks on the record; the recording was going super fast and we were satisfied with the sound and playing. Most amusing of the day was doing 'The Thirty Tyrants' – I winged the solo for the most part on a really low gain amp setting. Sounded weird but we liked it so we kept it! Reminds me of Arabians…"
"DAY 4: Friday had rolled around so we pushed ahead. My other guitar for most of the leads is an Ibanez RG Prestige with replacement pickups – a Dimarzio Evolution in the bridge, and a Breed in the neck. The Evo makes for a punchy lead tone (a la Steve Vai, who helped design it) so I stuck with that pickup through the Rectifier for most of the leads. Almost all of the basic tracks were done by the end of today, including one of my favorites, 'Proxima Centauri!' Best guitar part of the album is at the end of that song, in my opinion." More...
Ender has announced the following tour dates:
03/07/10 - Spotswood VFW - Spotswood, NJ w/Stray From The Path, The World We Knew
03/21/10 - Croc Rock - Allentown, PA w/Unearth, Stick To Your Guns, Carnifex
03/27/10 - Amity Teen Center - Woodbridge, CT w/Autumn In An Ambulance, R.A.I.L.
04/11/10 - Caldwell College - Caldwell , NJ w/Breathe Carolina, Rooks
04/23/10 - BMIA Building (Teen Center) - Browns Mills, NJ w/Nobody Likes A Hero, Look To The East
07/09/10 - Williams Center For The Arts - Rutherford, NJ w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/10/10 - Jefferson High School - Oak Ridge, NJ w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/11/10 - South Street Stage - Waterbury , CT w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/14/10 - The College Corner - Elmira, NY w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/18/10 - Rebel Yell Venue - Pearson, GA w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/20/10 - Doozers Pub - Jacksonville, FL w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/21/10 - The Elbow Room - Columbia, SC w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/22/10 - Skate High - Virginia Beach , VA w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/23/10 - My Brothers Place - Weldorf , MD w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
07/24/10 - Bogota VFW - Bogota, NJ w/Above All Fallen, Timelines, Deceiver
07/25/10 - Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ w/Above All Fallen, Timelines
Vancouver's BISON B.C. is set to release their third album, "Dark Ages," on April 13. Dark Ages was recorded by Jesse Gander, who also recorded Quiet Earth, at The Hive Creative Labs in Burnaby, British Columbia and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
The tracklisting for BISON B.C.'s "Dark Ages" is as follows:
1. Stressed Elephant
2. Fear Cave
3. Melody, This is for You
4. Two-Day Booze
5. Die of Devotion
6. Take the Next Exit
7. Wendigo Pt. 3 (Let Him Burn)
Swedish heavy metal band ENFORCER have announced their partnership with Earache Records in the UK and Europe for their forthcoming album Diamonds', out May 24th.
ENFORCER's charismatic singer Olof Wikstrand states, "After the great success of 'Into The Night' we now take things a few steps further with the next album. This time It feels great to have a European dedicated and hard working label on board. I'm really excited to see what this end up like and I'm also proud of being a part of Earache."
Dan Tobin, Earache label manager, comments, "Earache is proud to welcome one of the most exciting new bands on the scene onto the label's roster. ENFORCER's brand of streetwise heavy metal is as exciting as anything I've heard from a young band, and we look forward to helping them take steps towards the big league. 'Diamonds' is a superb way to start their march to the top."
Dawn of Demise has posted the music video for "Juggernaut" online. According to the band, "It was directed and edited by Anton B. Iversen and filmed by Andreas Berg
on 2 fukkin cold nights in January 2010 in Aarhus, Denmark. We wanna thank
the entire filmcrew for providing excellent conditions and surroundings for us -
and for creating an above-excellent DoD-video."
Watch the video below:
Portland, Oregon based metal act Aldebaran has issued the following update about preparing to enter the recording studio:
"Update....We will finally be entering Revolver studios July 14-19 with Billy Anderson behind the controls to commit these current abominations to tape. The cover art will be revealed in May. We only have 2-3 shirts available at this time and we have very few copies of the split 7" with Unearthly Trance left for ordering."
Sample Aldebaran tracks can be heard at the band's MySpace page. Aldebaran will also be playing the following upcoming shows:
5/18 2010 Satyricon w/ PORTAL, ALDEBARAN, WORM OUROBOROS, RITUAL NECROMANCY Portland, Oregon
5/19 2010 THE FUNHOUSE w/ PORTAL, MITOCHONDRIAN, IN MEMORIUM, SCORCHED EARTH Seattle, Washington
Italy's Exilia has posted a new teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Naked," which can be viewed below.
Exilia also has the following upcoming tour dates:
3/13 2010 Tambourine Seregno MILANO
3/17 2010 Bayou Lounge - SXSW FESTIVAL Street Austin, TX 78701
3/18 2010 The Bayou Lounge - Land Shark Promotion showcase (SXSW FESTIVAL) AUSTIN, Texas
5/8 2010 Palazzo Granaio Settimo Milanese
Orphaned Land has issued the following brief update about performing at the 2010 edition of the Gods of Metal Festival:
'We are happy to announce that Orphaned Land has been confirmed to take part of the Italian festival Gods of Metal, located in Parco della Certosa Reale (Collegno, Turin). The band will play there Saturday 26th of June. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 10th of March at this location."
More details on the festival can be found here. Other confirmed acts include Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, Atreyu, As I Lay Dying, Job For a Cowboy, Unearth, Lordi, Amon Amarth, Ex Deo, and more.
Porcupine Tree has been confirmed to perform at the Pistoia Blues Festival in Pistoia, Italy on July 14th, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Porcupine Tree tour dates are as follows:
4/9 2010 Escenica Monterrey, Nuevo León
4/11 2010 Teatro Diana Guadalajara
4/13 2010 Teatro Metropolitan Mexico City
4/14 2010 Teatro Metropolitan MEXICO CITY
4/17 2010 COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Indio, California
4/20 2010 House of Blues DALLAS
4/21 2010 House of Blues HOUSTON
4/23 2010 House of Blues ORLANDO
4/24 2010 The Fillmore MIAMI
4/25 2010 Tampa Theater Tampa, Florida
4/27 2010 Tabernacle ATLANTA
4/28 2010 Amos’s Southend CHARLOTTE
4/30 2010 Riviera CHICAGO
5/1 2010 Bogart’s CINCINNATI
5/2 2010 The Fillmore Detroit, Michigan
5/4 2010 Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York
5/6 2010 Capitole Du Quebec Quebec City, Quebec
5/7 2010 Place De Arts Montreal, Quebec
5/8 2010 Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario
5/10 2010 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5/11 2010 The National Theater Richmond, Virginia
6/19 2010 Hurricane Festival Scheeßel, Bremen
6/20 2010 Southside Festival Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg
7/1 2010 Roskilde Festival
7/10 2010 Ruisrock Festival Ruissalo, Turku
10/14 2010 Royal Albert Hall LONDON
Suicide Silence recently appeared on Fuel TV's "Ask A Band" feature. A video of the band interviewing themselves on the feature can be viewed below.
French metallers Svart Crown have issued the following update about recording a second album:
"Svart Crown is currently in the recording process of its second album. Drums have been tracked at Studio des Variétés (Enhancer, Etienne Daho, Laure Sinclair...) in Paris, while guitars, bass and vocals have been made at BST Studio (Antaeus, Aosoth, Hell Militia...) with Sebastien Tuvi. Francis Caste (Kickback, Arkhon Infaustus, Phazm) will take care of the mix and mastering at Studio St Marthe in early may. A studio report will be available soon. Spread the word."
You can also hear sample Svart Crown songs at the band's official MySpace page.
London based metal act The Defiled has posted a music video online for the song "The Resurrectionists," which is off the band's debut EP "1888." The video clip can be viewed below.
Indiana metallers The Gates of Slumber have updated their upcoming North American and European tour schedule with the following dates:
3/15 2010 Tip Top Tavern W/ PENTAGRAM, COFFIN WORM, KING DEUCE indianapolis, Indiana
3/17 2010 MOHAWK == SXSW ACTION PR SHOWCASE WITH HIGH ON FIRE, BISON BC, ZOROASTER AND OTHERS AUSTIN, Texas
3/18 2010 THE CHANNEL @ MERIDIAN W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK COBRA, ASG, US CHRISTMAS HOUSTON, Texas
3/19 2010 SKILLMAN STREET BAR W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, BLACK TUSK Dallas, Texas
3/23 2010 LAUNCHPAD W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
3/24 2010 CHASER’S W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SCOTTSDALE, Arizona
3/25 2010 Nicholby’s W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Ventura, California
3/26 2010 ULTRA VIOLET W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING LOS ANGELES, California
3/27 2010 ELBO ROOM W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SAN FRANCISCO, California
3/28 2010 ROTTURE W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING PORTLAND, Oregon
3/29 2010 THE FUNHOUSE W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SEATTLE, Washington
3/31 2010 CLUB VEGAS W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
4/1 2010 LARIMER LOUNGE W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING DENVER, Colorado
4/2 2010 RECORD BAR W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Kansas City, Missouri
4/3 2010 TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
4/4 2010 REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING CHICAGO, Illinois
4/5 2010 MAC’S BAR W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING LANSING, Michigan
4/6 2010 SOUTHGATE HOUSE W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING NEWPORT, Kentucky
4/7 2010 GROG SHOP W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio
4/8 2010 WRECK ROOM W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TORONTO, Ontario
4/9 2010 BUG JAR W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ROCHESTER, New York
4/10 2010THE STUDIO AT WEBSTER HALL W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING NYC, New York
4/11 2010 KHYBER W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania
4/17 2010 ROADBURN FESTIVAL at the O13 Tilburg
4/19 2010 ROSENKELLER W/ DIXIE WITCH and CHURCH OF MISERY JENA
4/20 2010 NO MERCY WARSAW
4/21 2010 K17 BERLIN
4/24 2010 TUROCK W/ DIXIE WITCH ESSEN
4/26 2010 ACADEMY 3 W/ CATHEDRAL and CHURCH OF MISERY MANCHESTER, Northwest
4/27 2010 THE VILLAGE W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY DUBLIN, Northern Ireland
4/28 2010 LIMELIGHT W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY BELFAST, Northern Ireland
4/29 2010 ULU LONDON W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY LONDON, London and South East
4/30 2010 KING TUT’S W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY GLASGOW, Scotland
5/1 2010 ACADEMY 2 W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY BIRMINGHAM, Midlands
5/18 2010 FuBar W/ Local Support St. Louis, Missouri
5/19 2010 Knights of Columbus Fayetteville, Arkansas
5/20 2010 Doublewide Dallas, Texas
5/21 2010 THE 1011 San Antonio, Texas
5/25 2010 Lion’s Lair Denver, Colorado
6/5 2010 CHEYENNE SALOON LAS VEGAS, Nevada
6/6 2010 Big Fish Pub Tempe, Arizona
6/9 2010 CONSERVATORY OKLAHOMA, Oklahoma
6/11 2010 Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri
Norwegian Gothic metallers Theatre of Tragedy, who recently announced plans to disband this coming October, have now confirmed a series of dates for their first and last South American tour. The currently announced dates are as follows:
19.06.2010 TBA, Distrito Federal, MEXICO
20.06.2010 TBA, Quito, ECUADOR
22.06.2010 DISCOTECA VOCE, Lima, PERU
24.06.2010 CLUB CADILAC, Santiago, CHILE
25.06.2010 TEATRO DEL HUERTO, Salta, ARGENTINA
26.06.2010 TEATRO COLEGIALES, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
27.06.2010 CLUB CARIOCA, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
An edited version of the track “Dying For An Angel," which is off the upcoming Avantasia album "The Wicked Symphony," is now available for streaming here. "Dying For An Angel" features guest vocals by Klaus Meine of the Scorpions. The song also features Tobias Sammet on vocals & bass, Sascha Paeth on guitars, and Eric Singer (KISS) on drums. The North American street date for Avanatias’s new albums "The Wicked Symphony" (physical release) and "Angel Of Babylon" (digital-only release) is May 4th, 2010.
On the decision to release the next Avanatisia chapter in two separate CDs, Tobias stated: "I have always given my very best, but this new chapter in Avantasia's history too ambitious to be just a regular album. I knew the story would be spread out over two albums when we started working on it in 2006 'cause we had written a real rock opera of over 20 songs even back then. [This] may be the last big epic I will be able to afford, and I want it to be the biggest piece I have worked on so far.”
"The Wicked Symphony" track listing is as follows:
1. The Wicked Symphony
3. Scales Of Justice
4. Dying For An Angel
5. Blizzard On A Broken Mirror
6. Runaway Train
8. Forever Is A Long Time
9. Black Wings
10. States Of Matter
11. The Edge
"Angel Of Babylon" track listing is as follows: More...
Sweden's Wolverine has begun work on an upcoming full-length album to be titled "Communication Lost." The band has now posted video footage online from their first day in the recording studio, which can be viewed below.
German metallers Disbelief have issued the following update about postponing the release date for their upcoming album:
"Disbelief decided to postpone the release of their new album HEAL to have enough time to do the mix-down and mastering without pressure of time!! Watch out for the date which will be definitely in May 2010! Again we had the pleasure to work with Matthias Richter who did the guitar-solos of 2 of the cover versions! We are really happy with the result so far, also working together with ANDY CLASSEN who will do mastering!! More news to come!"
You can check out sample Disbelief tracks at the band's MySpace Page.
U.K. prog act Haken is set to release the new album "Aquarius" via Sensory on March 30th, 2010. In celebration of the release Haken is offering a new song off the album as a free MP3 download. The track "Eternal Rain" can be downloaded at this location. You can also hear a stream of the song and a sample track with clips from the whole album at the official Haken MySpace page.
Godsmack is preparing to release their highly anticipated new album, "The Oracle," on May 4th. To build anticipation for the release, the band has unveiled a series of webisodes titled "The Making Of The Oracle," which follows the band through the recording process of their first studio album in four years.
Catch up on all four webisodes below and grab their single, "Cryin' Like A Bitch," on iTunes now.
Last week Fucked Up performed in New York and videographer Ray Concepcion was there to capture the first couple of songs from the set, "Every Man for Himself" and "God Against All," which are off of "Chemistry of Common Life."
Canadian hard rock/metal fusion band Ape has entered the studio once again and issued the following update about it:
"APE is back in the studio and things are sounding fucking kick-ass. We don't necessarily have a plan on when these songs will be released or even how many songs we are going to do. All we can really say is that the tunes are sounding a little heavier than 'Survival.' The addition of Jon on the drums is exciting. His hard hitting style and good feel is giving us a very solid foundation back there. We knew we had to hit the studio immediately after he joined. We are hoping to have something out in roughly a month. We'll keep you up to date."
New York Hardcore legends Sick Of It All has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming ninth studio album, "Based On A True Story." You can check it out below. The album will be released through Century Media Records on April 20th and is the bands first album since the 2006 record "Death To Tyrants."
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Death Or Jail
2. The Divide
4. A Month Of Sundays
6. Bent Out Of Shape
7. Lowest Common Denominator
8. Good Cop
10. Watch It Burn
11. Waiting For The Day
12. Long As She's Standing
13. Nobody Rules
14. Dirty Money