Metal News for April 10, 2003
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13 news articles posted on this day.
An update from Danse Macabre concerning their new album: Finally, we can share the news that the new album recordings and the mix have been done! Almost three months is by far the longest period that Danse Macabre has ever spent in a studio till now. Now the result - 14 songs - is yet to be mastered and the artwork to be created. You can expect announcements about that and also about the very interesting guest appearances soon."
As most likely know, Dead To Fall, Remembering Never, and Undying will be touring together for a few weeks. Here's the schedule: More...
Hate Eternal have announced their first shows since the recent van crash that forced them to cut short their US tour with Dying Fetus. Dates include:
May 14 - Connections - Passaic, NJ
May 16 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
May 17 - The Palladium/New England Metalfest - Worcester, MA
May 18 - The Balcony/Trocadero - Philadelphia PA
May 19 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
According to their website, Kreator have set June 23rd as the release date for Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory, their Double CD/DVD. The sets will be out in North America on July 1st. A video clip for the song ‘Phobia’ will be taken from the DVD for promotional use.
Beyond the Embrace have issued the following band update through their website:
“We're all really excited about opening the second half of the Opeth/Lacuna Coil tour. A lot of us have been huge Opeth fans for a long time, as well as Lacuna Coil fans. I'm sure we'll all have a blast on that tour and make some new fans and friends in the process.
We'll also be performing at the Obey the Flame Festival in Montreal Canada on the 25th which is the day after the last date of the Opeth tour, so we're gonna have to drive from Virginia to Montreal within one night's time but we've have to pull off worse driving trips than that, so we're confident we'll have a great time. Others bands at the Fest are Strapping Young Lad, Pissing Razors, & Misery Index just to name a few. It should be a very cool show; it's also the first time we'll have played a show outside of the U.S.
We've been in the process of writing some new songs for our second album, which we'll hopefully be recording within this year. Our new songs are coming along amazingly. I think we've really progressed as a band and as songwriters and I'm positive that people are going to really dig the next BTE album.
After years of wrangling between Napalm Death and Earache Records, peace finally reigns and the parties are collaborating on a "best of & rarities" two-CD set, "Noise For Music's Sake", due in late summer 2003. Liner notes for the package will be written by Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury. Disc 1 of the set will be the best tracks culled from Napalm's 10-album career with Earache, while Disc 2 will include rare tracks, including long-lost recordings from the early line-up with Lee Dorrian (who later went on to form Cathedral) and Bill Steer (who later went on to form Carcass and Firebird). Napalm themselves will be supplying extremely rare tracks from the Bull/Broadrick era. The exact track listing and release date will be announced soon.
Sweden's Construcdead, the band featuring Terror 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have announced plans to ink a new label deal with Sound Pollution Records. Construcdead — who were recently joined by Godsic frontman Peter Tuthill — issued their debut album, "Repent", through Helsingborg, Sweden-based label Cold Records last spring.
Finland's Sethian, the band featuring current Finntroll frontman Tapio Wilska, have pushed back the release date of their debut CD, "Into The Silence", to April 28. No reason was given for the delay. The album, which was recently mixed at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila, will contain 12 songs, including "Dream Domain", "Epitaph" and "Nothing Is True".
Reunited Danish thrashers Invocator have set "Through The Flesh To The Soul" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early October through Italy's Scarlet Records.
The CD — the group's first in eight years — features cover artwork by Chad Michael Ward (Darkane, Grief of Emerald, etc.) and includes a guest appearance on backing vocals by John and Asmus from Sacrificial and Tommy from Slugs on the Assassin cover "Abstract War".
The complete track listing for "Through The Flesh To The Soul" is as follows: More...
Iron Maiden have finished mastering the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records.
The following is producer Kevin Shirley's latest posting to his official web site:
"Woah - New York is such a fun city and now I'm in 'clear air chop' on a very bumpy teeth-rattling flight from New York headed back to London, feeling just a little tired after an action-packed few days which included mastering the new Iron Maiden album with George Marino yesterday and a fun night dining with John Kalodner, after which I bumped into Bob Rock and Lars Ulrich at my hotel who were in town to master the new Metallica album today! So, it was a wine-adled hosting of 'heavy metal story time' at the bar at 2am and then I had to get up at 5.45am to make my flight, which was just a tad rough on me! Actually, we were singing the praises of Jon Cain and Neal Schon of Journey, which might have seemed very strange if you'd been a fly on the wall amongst such head banging company! . . . More...
For My Pain, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-Eternal Tears of Sorrow) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (Embraze) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-Eternal Tears of Sorrow) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (Reflection) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-Eternal Tears of Sorrow) on drums, have posted several MP3 clips from their debut album, "Fallen", at this location. The songs available for download are "My Wound is Deeper than Yours", "Sea of Emotions", "Rapture of Lust" and "Autumn Harmony". "Fallen" was recorded at Tico-Tico studios and features a guest appearance by Ram-Zet singer Miriam "Sfinx" Renvåg.
Defunct Swedish death metal veterans Edge of Sanity have officially reformed, according to vocalist Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Nightingale, Infestdead). Apparently, resurrecting Edge of Sanity has be in discussion for an unspecified period of time, but Swanö confirms Crimson II, in reference to Edge of Sanity's groundbreaking single track concept album Crimson, is just around the corner.
"Since Black Mark have been clever enough to announce a new Edge of Sanity release called Crimson II, even though I begged them to keep it a secret, what can I do? I don't want to lie to my friends," revealed Swanö on his official forum at Ultimate Metal.
"The first two weeks of May will be dedicated to the writing and recording of an album I have had bubbling inside of me ever since I started the fight for a more 'accessible' Bloodbath (which we all know didn't happen)," he stated. "I have a bunch of good riffs that sounds so like Edge of Sanity that it would be ridiculous to start yet another project and sound just like something I invented years ago. Black Mark have been asking me to re-join the band since the moment I quit and they never really got the fact that I wanted nothing to do with it." More...
British atmospheric rockers Anathema are hard at work on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's excellent A Fine Day To Exit.
"The demos for the next album(s) are coming along well," stated guitarist Danny Cavanagh. "Jamie arrives in England today 29th of March to start rehearsals for the gigs and for the albums too. He has some great new material. Similarly do the rest of the guys. There is such a wealth of songs that our biggest difficulty is gonna be to make one album from all the great stuff on offer. Not sure of the title yet, but the plan is to make it this year in time for an autumn release. Song titles include: "The Natural Disaster", "Closer", and "Flying".
Continued Cavanagh: "We are getting along very well now and the albums should be strong when they are done. We hope to go into a studio in May/June for a couple of weeks, mapping out everything that we have, jamming live and just generally being creative. After that, we'll see what the best album we can make is, and go forward to do that." More...