Metal News for March 7, 2009
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25 news articles posted on this day.
She Rides has announced the following tour dates:
03/09 - providence ri @ the dark lady w/ howl
03/10 - brooklyn nyc @ the trash bar
03/11 - lemoyne pa @ championship vinyl
03/12 - st.albans wv @ the brickhouse
03/13 - lexington ky @ cpr *early show, 6p.m*
03/13 - lexington ky @ brooklyn pizza *late show, 10p.m*
03/14 - clarksville tn @ the coup
03/15 - birmingham al @ cave 9 w/ howl
03/16 - baton rouge la @ the northgate tavern w/ howl
03/17 - houston tx @ the white swan
03/18 - austin tx @ the broken neck
03/19 - austin tx @ snake eyes vinyl *early show, 12p.m*
03/19 - austin tx @ spiros * showcase w/ red fang, 8p.m*
03/20 - austin tx @ sxsw
03/21 - austin tx @ 902 east cesar chavez
03/22 - denton tx @ chaos control venue
03/23 - dallas tx @ the lounge on elm
03/24 - tulsa ok @ the monolith
03/25 - st louis mo/louisville ky - HELP!!!!!!!
03/26 - indianappolis in @ moira (khazad dum)
03/27 - dayton oh @ the dayton dirt collective
03/28 - Pittsburgh pa @ bearacougars pleasure island
03/29 - rochester ny @ the jukebox
03/30 - albany ny - HELP!!!!!
03/31 - providence ri @ as220
SCALE THE SUMMIT, the Houston-based progressive rock band - who are touring in support of their Prosthetic debut, "Carving Desert Canyons" - will join PROTEST THE HERO and THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU on April 17 in Denver, Colo. for a portion of the "Heads Will Roll" tour.
"We can't wait to get out there and play Carving Desert Canyons for all of our fans. It's so much more powerful, heavy, and epic live," explained guitarist Chris Letchford. "We're very excited about teaming up with Protest The Hero, The Number Twelve Looks Like You and MISERY SIGNALS." More...
Thundering Records recently announced the signing of French thrash metal band Evil One. The band is readying their new album, "Evil Never Dies." You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace player.
North Dakota based black metal band Host have announced an extra string of tour dates in the U.S. alongside punk band Gumbi. The currently announced dates are as follows: More...
Swedish death metal act Soreption has posted a new video online of band member Rickard Persson recording bass tracks. The video can be viewed below. More...
Swedish hard rockers Fatal Smile have issued the following announcement about canceling tonight's show in Serbia:
"We're really sorry to inform you that the show with LORDI in Serbia has been canceled. We really hope to get a new date in the near future..."
Bonded By Blood, who are currently on tour with Exmortus and Witchaven, have issued the following recap after the first show of the tour:
"Let me keep you up to date one everything thats going on in the touring world of BBB. We started our way of California on March 6th 2009 @ 12 am on our way to Las Vegas. By this time we were already packed and had Exmortus with us. We ended up passing by Hesperia where we waited for Witchaven and sooner than later we were already on our way. 4 hrs later we ended up in famous Las Vegas. Our destination was your run of the mill 21 and over bar named "The Four Aces". We get there around 6 or 7. The place looked kind of dead no one really there. We finally talk to the promoter around 8 he says the show does not start till 930. So we wait aroudn and set up merch . Bar lady asks us if we are all over age and at first i thought she was going to be a dick about not everyone being over age but she ended up being cool and let us all in. The time was set it end it up being 9 and Witchaven was setting up for what set to be a very killer set they put on. Ive seen these guys a couple times but they really stepped it up on this new material. About 30 min later it was Exmortus turn and the crowd was really digging it. Drunken assholes all over the place. The clock struck 11 it was BBB's turn to hit the stage. People shouting names of our songs beer flying everywhere. It was a great start of a tour. We ended the night by hitting the strip eating some food and driving our asses to AZ. Tonight should be killer. Quote of The day for vegas:"Shut up you dumbass bitch. Ill knock your tooth out with my pito" -Mario Moreno."
Pennsylvania based band Zao has announced that their new album will be titled "Awake?" and that the track listing will be as follows:
1. 1,000,000 Outstretched Arms Of Nothing
3. The Eyes Behind The Throne
4. Human Cattle Masses Marching Forward
5. Romance Of The Southern Spirit
6. What Will You Find?
8. Quiet Passenger Pt. 1
10. Quiet Passenger Pt. 2/The World Caved In
Finnish gothic metal band Soulgrind is currently streaming the new song "Farewell to Misery" on their official MySpace page. The band issued the following statement about the track:
"We got back from the studio and you can here the new song here. It is titled Farewell To Misery. It shall appear on Demonic and Divine compilation through Femme Metal records and is a pre-production song from our forthcoming album on same label.
"Song is a tale of an old couple still in love after 50 heading to death... So enjoy the dark ride."
Florida death metal band Massacre has issued the following statement about re-releasing older material:
"Now with MASSACRE coming under new management and the bands 25th years anniversary just around the corner - plans to do a limited edition re-release of some of the bands early recording is underway. Plans are to not only re-master these classic albums, but new updated artwork for the covers of these re-issues, as well as *special additional un-released tracks may be added. More news as it comes."
Korn/Stillwell bass player Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu has posted the first in what seems to be a series of webisodes in which he talks about the history of Korn and his forthcoming book, "Got The Life." You can check it out below. More...
Trouble are currently working on a new studio album tentatively set to be released later this year. The band has checked in with the following update: "Songs are coming together for the new Trouble CD tentatively titled The Dark Riff. As you can tell by the title, IT'S HEAVY!
"The band is resorting to the root of what made Trouble in the first place and what they are best at, DOOM! This will no doubt be the heaviest Trouble release since the mid-'80s when they crushed the masses with what is now known as Psalm 9 and The Skull.
"Trouble: 'We can write whatever we want with no pressure from anybody or anything. Therefor, we choose to write heavy.'
"The time is coming, brace yourself!"
Arsis has announced that they will not be taking part in Carcass's tour of North America which kicks off next week. Suicide Silence, Samael and Psycroptic will still be on board however. A message from Arsis drummer Dave Kinkade states:
"This is due to situations in Arsis that are out of my hands. I do not feel that it is my place to go into specific reasons leading up to this decision but being the drummer of Arsis, it is in my best interest to NOT keep the fans in the dark. There are major personal and communication issues in this band that need be resolved before anything can continue as Arsis. I will leave it at that. Again, my apologies to the fans and the other bands on the bill.
"Due to the situation, I am available for session/ possible long-term drum work nationally and internationally. Those interested can contact me at: Anti_cosmic_drummer@yahoo.com
"On a positive note, the new Borknagar album is nearing the final completion stages. Having spoken with Øystein today, I am told that vocals and synths are well under way and we will all be meeting in Oslo at the end of April for the final mixing and mastering. So far, drums and guitars are finished and let me be the first to say that this album is going to be immense. By far the most brilliant material that Borknagar has ever written, this work is going to have all the “meat n’ potatoes” musically and production wise. I trust that all the fans will enjoy this effort."
Evergrey will be unable to perform their scheduled show in Atlanta, Georgia on March 12th as a result of a delay with the immigration paperwork. A message from the band reads as follows:
"We are so fucking sorry for not being able to play, but the rules of USA's immigration prevents us from doing so. Normally this has never been a problem as the paperwork has always been swift enough, but now, for some reason we have yet to be approved.
"Even more frustrating (if possible) is that we will be there, in Atlanta, but not be able to perform. We have all our shit with us and everything as we are also going to Mexico BUT WE CAN'T PLAY. We are so terribly sorry for this, as we are not and have never been a band that cancels, anything. However this is out of our hands... we are looking to make this up by returning in May to perform for you guys and also try to fit some more gigs in there. More...
"Osbournes: Reloaded" pits the family before a studio audience, where they'll play host to all kinds of rowdy comedy and shocking stunts -- be it Sharon unveiling a stripping grandmother, Kelly and Jack bringing an unsuspecting playboy face-to-face with his ex-girlfriends, or Ozzy soaking the entire studio audience with foam.
The series will also venture off-stage with recurring segments such as "Osbourne in the USA," where members of the family go to work in places such as a fast-food drive-thru, and "Osbournes Meet the Osbournes," where the family goes cross-country and lives with other Osbourne families.
"Osbournes: Reloaded" premieres Tuesday, March 31 on FOX. (Check local listings)
Great White guitarist Mark Kendall will be the guest on tonight's edition of The Classic Metal Show where he will be discussing the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Rising." The show will also be airing two of the songs from that album exclusively. You can listen to the show tonight from 9PM-3AM (EST) by heading to their website.
British heavy metal legends Saxon has announced a show in New York City. The concert will take place on May 19th at B.B. Kings with ticket prices set at $23.50 in advance.
Kurt Bachman, frontman of American Christian metal band Believer has checked in with an update regarding the band. It reads as follows: "Hello once again.
"I can't believe the release of Gabriel is only approximately 10 days away. Many of you who pre-ordered may receive it before then! The buzz you all have generated has been staggering and we are completely humbled by your support.
"We have been busy rehearsing and doing interviews. From those in the media who have heard Gabriel, we have been getting excellent reviews and opinions. The one comment that stands out and seems to be a recurring theme is that the record gets better with every listen, so if you still don't dig it after a few listens then just throw it out or give it away!
"Again, thanks to everyone for your generous support and we are stoked to be back!!!"
Swedish metal act Soilwork has posted a new video showing what goes on behind the scenes of their tour of North America. You can check it out below. More...
Solo artist and former Wolfsbane/Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley has posted an update regarding his forthcoming new DVD. It reads as follows:
"I have to apologise for the delays with our limited edition DVD - which is now totally sold out by the way (thank you!)
"The bad news is that we are having some technical problems with the transfer of the final edit. Your DVD is a two disc set. Disc One is the concert footage from Z7. Disc Two is the documentary and special features including the new song we wrote just for this DVD. These two seperate discs have been edited by two different people in different locations. I am sorry for the delay and I thank you for your patience and the trust that you shown us by pre-ordering this special limited edition. More...
Finnish metal band Sonata Arctica has posted two new videos online of rehearsals for the recording of their upcoming album. The videos can be viewed below. More...
Throne of Malediction has posted a live video of the song "Devoured" that was recently played at a show in Spokane, Washington. The video can be viewed below. More...
Cattle Decapitation has issued the following statement about their touring plans for 2009:
"We’ll be heading out on another headlining trek and FINALLY we’ll be doing a FULL CANADIAN TOUR!!! That’s right! Years in the making, hundreds of requests gone unfulfilled, Cattle Decapitation will be grinding its way from BC to Quebec! Along these dates we’ll be playing with bands like Psyopus, Rose Funeral, Woe of Tyrants and even a one off fest with our brothers in gore Suffocation! After that, we’ll be meeting up once again with the almighty GWAR!!! That part of the trek will also feature Priestess and it runs right into the one everyone’s been waiting for… The Blackened Fest featuring Mayhem, Marduk, our long-time friends Cephalic Carnage and Atlanta’s Withered! We’re excited to hear that Attila is back in Mayhem (look ma, no pig heads!) and to jam alongside Marduk & Cephalic again and look forward to sharing our brand of depravity with their fans!"
The band's tour schedule through June is as follows: More...
Sweden's Hate Ammo has issued the following announcement about recording their debut album:
"We are entering the studio next week to record our debut album. We will record a studio diary as well so you guys can follow the recording process. daily updates with photos and videos.
"The track listing will be as follows:
I U W E
Point Of View
Far Beyond Hatred
When The Tide Begins To Rise
A Monday Morning
"We are currently not signed with any label. If you are interested of signing Hate Ammo, contact as at: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Black Market Activities has posted an exclusive new song from Paria on their Myspace player. The song, entitled "Be," is from the band's upcoming album,
"The Barnacle Cordious," which will be released on March 17. You can also check out a new song or two on Paria's MySpace player as well.
The tracklisting for "The Barnacle Cordious" is as follows:
1. The Barnacle Cordious
3. The Wallabee Dance Machine
6. Rabid McFlygrid
9. I've Never Been Here Before in a Long Time