Metal News for April 10, 2006
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16 news articles posted on this day.
South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will shoot the first video from its Prosthetic Records debut, 'Bloodlust,' on April 11 with director Jonathan Covert (Nine Inch Nails, Mortiis). The band will be in downtown Los Angeles to shoot footage for the track "Two Inches From A Main Artery," the band's debut video. Look for it on video outlets soon.
Fresh off dates alongside Children of Bodom, God Forbid, and Chimaira, the band has also been tapped for an April/May tour alongside A Life Once Lost, Cephalic Carnage, and Scarlet. Shortly thereafter, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will keep the ball rolling and embark on the previously announced 2006 edition Sounds of the Underground tour throughout the US and Canada. Here are the tour dates planned: More...
Portland based progressive metallers, NICODEMUS, have unveiled the web premiere of their new long form conceptual video for the track “Next In Nocturne”. The video is now available at the bands’ site, or on their MySpace page. “Next In Nocturne” is from their current release, “Vanity Is A Virtue”. The video was directed by Joni DeRouchie, a Northwest based independent filmmaker who has worked on projects such as “Remote Control” and “Bigger Than Jesus”. DeRouchie is a critically acclaimed director whose previous work has been selected for prestigious international film festivals.
The concept for the video is gothic noir mixed with performance footage and features a large cast of actors, actresses, and extras including a cameo by published gothic novelist, Jemiah Jefferson, whose works include “Voice of the Blood”, “Wounds”, and “Fiend”.
As previously reported, Nicodemus released their third album titled “Vanity Is A Virtue” through the Greek based Sonic Age Records in June of 2005. The album decidedly owes more to the progressive sound than previous Nicodemus releases, 2000’s “Tales of the Lovelorn and Necromantic”(Dark Throne Music) and 2003’s “The Supernatural Omnibus” (Dark Symphonies), which saw the band focusing on a goth/black metal based sound with progressive elements.
Next week Infernus will be mastering Gorgoroth's "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" at Cutting Room in Stockholm. The album is scheduled to be released 19th of June via Regain Records.
Gorgoroth will be holding a pre-listening session for "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" during the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway. The press is invited to listen to the album and do interviews with all members of Gorgoroth at the Rock In bar 13.30 Friday 14th of April. After the pre-listening session an unmastered mp3 sample will be available for download from the band's website.
As part of the fourth edition of the Delirium festival in Châlons en Champagne (FR), there will be a signing session with DAGOBA at the ROCKLINE music store on next April 30th, at 3pm. The shop is located 8 rue Grande Etape in Châlons en Champagne. Other bands playing at the festival will be SHINRA, DENIED, THE ARRS, A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS.
In other Dagoba news, Belgian and Dutch fans please take note that DAGOBA's April 14th show, initially scheduled in Luik (Liège) at the Soundstation will actually take place in Flémalle, at the Maison du Peuple. This show is part of the European tour with IN FLAMES and SEPULTURA.
The latest Dagoba tour dates are as follows: More...
The Red Death, Architect, and Burn The Shroud are currently booking a summer tour. The routing so far is as follows:
6/13 Wilkes Barre/Scranton PA
6/14 Johnstown/Allentown PA
6/15 Philadelphia PA
6/16 Binghamton/Auburn NY
6/17 Albany/Poughkeepsie NY
6/18 western MA/RI
6/19 Hartford CT
6/20 Montclair NJ
6/21 Fredericksburg VA
6/22 Winston-Salem NC
6/23 Columbia SC
6/24 Atlanta/Savannah GA
6/25 Jacksonville FL
6/26 Orlando FL
6/27 Tallahasee FL
6/28 Birmingham AL
6/29 Memphis TN
6/30 St. Louis MO
7/1 Chicago IL
7/2 Indianapolis IN
7/3 Detroit/Grand Rapids MI
7/4 Columbus OH
7/5 Pittsburgh PA
7/6 Cleveland/Kent OH
7/7 Erie PA/Buffalo NY
7/8 Rochester/Buffalo NY
7/9 Syracuse NY
Waiting For A Miracle, the project featuring former Drowningman guitarist and drummer Hans Olson and Joe Villemaire, is now looking for a vocalist. Prospective vocalists shouldn't use the band's current material as a means to measure how to sound. The band is looking for someone who can be somewhat creative and original who can potentially tour. Interested parties can contact Hans at email@example.com.
There is a new live performance by It Dies Today playing their track “My Promise” available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. Footage was taken at The Furnace in Syracuse NY. The band is currently recording tracks for a September release via Trustkill.
Finnish power metallers STRATOVARIUS will be playing at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City on October 2nd. More North American tour dates are expected to be announced shortly.
DISSECTION's video for the track "Starless Aeon" has been posted online at MP3.com. The song comes off the Swedish extreme metallers' upcoming CD, "Reinkaos", due on May 16 via The End Records (April 30 in Europe on the group's own label, Black Horizon Records).
Commented vocalist/guitarist Jon Nödtveidt: "For the making of the video to 'Starless Aeon', the first song from 'Reinkaos' to become visual, DISSECTION explore a special filming technique, shooting scenes backwards, with the band literally having to perform their music and sing the lyrics backwards. The filmed sequences have then ultimately been reversed again, with an original backwards sequence playing forwards in sync with the album version of the song. The visual result appears rather sick and disturbing, and like the rest of the video, very dark."
DEATHBREATH, the new Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (currently the frontman of his rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) and vocalist Jorgen Sandstrom (who had previously fronted the Swedish death metallers GRAVE), have uploaded an unmixed preview of a song to be featured on their upcoming debut album, "Heading For Decapitation" on their MySpace page.
DEATHBREATH's current lineup is completed by guitarist Robert Persson (who plays in THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist Robert Dahlqvist's side project THUNDER EXPRESS) and bassist Mange Hedquist.
Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine last fall, Andersson stated about the project, "I haven't written any lyrics yet, but the music is so old-school that people today wouldn't even get that it's old-school. It's more like [DEATH's legendary 1987 debut] 'Scream Bloody Gore'. It's nothing like [ENTOMBED's] 'Wolverine Blues'. That style has already been done so well. At the same time there's only one 'Scream Bloody Gore', so a couple of albums like that I could put together.
"After having read the book 'Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore' and getting a kick, I went out and bought a lot of records. It was so much fun reading the book; it brought back so many memories. I bought POSSESSED's 'Seven Churches' on CD."
Sandstrom had previously played with Andersson in ENTOMBED as the group's bassist; he is also currently singing for THE PROJECT HATE and playing bass for VICIOUS ART.
Norwegian death metallers BLOODTHORN will follow up their Inferno Festival appearance in April by filling the slot held by KEEP OF KALESSIN on the European tour with CARPATHIAN FOREST and HATE, as KEEP OF KALESSIN will have to fly home to Norway to play a few gigs there. They all meet up again in London, playing at the Underworld, and from there KEEP OF KALESSIN will continue their trek. After appearing at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in August, BLOODTHORN will embark on a Scandinavian tour with VADER and NIGHTRAGE.
The track "Blood and Iron" is still available online to download here. The song comes off the Norwegian death metal band's new album, "Genocide", which was released in Europe in February via Morningstar Records. A video teaser containing sound clips of many of the songs that appear on "Genocide" has been posted online. The teaser can also be viewed in an online player on the official BLOODTHORN MySpace page.
"Genocide" was recorded at Godt Selskap Studio (CHTON, GRIFFIN, KEEP OF KALESSIN) with Knut Fug Prytz (NECROPHAGIA) producing. The CD, which has a running time of nearly 50 minutes, marks the group's first release with guitarist Ihizahg (ex-PERISHED, WURDULAK, live guitarist for MAYHEM).
The Norwegian web site Platekompaniet is currently streaming one song per day from SATYRICON's upcoming album, "Now, Diabolical" up until the European release of the CD, which is scheduled for April 17 in most countries. Check it out at this location.
SATYRICON have just released a limited-edition single of their song "K.I.N.G" ( mp3). Available exclusively on the Norwegian market, it contains an exclusive bonus track, entitled "Storm (of the Destroyer)", and will only be on sale up until the new SATYRICON album is released or until it is sold out. The video for "K.I.N.G" will was recently shot in London. "Now, Diabolical" will receive a U.S. release on June 13 via Century Media Records. The American version will contain bonus audio and video material.
Upcoming SATYRICON shows: More...
A representative for Dark Essence Records has confirmed that TAAKE frontman Hoest is doing time in a Norwegian prison at the moment. "He will be out in a couple of months, and will then finish the work on the new TAAKE release," the representative said. "Yes, there will be more coming from TAAKE in the near future! More info about that will come. We can also mention that C. Corax who plays guitar on the '...Doedskvad' and '...Bjoergvin...' albums, also is in prison at the moment, but for a bit longer time."
TAAKE's third album, "Doedskvad", was released last year via Dark Essence Records. The band had previously released two albums on the Wounded Love label: "Nattestid..." (1999) and "Bjoergvin" (2002). "Doedskvad" is the last installment in this trilogy.
Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE have entered the national album chart in their home country at position No. 38 with their ninth studio album, "Pro Patria Finlandia".
"Pro Patria Finlandia" was release in continental Europe on March 28 through Osmose Productions (March 22 in Finland on Dynamic Arts).
"Pro Patria Finlandia" was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump studio with producer Tapio Pennanen and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios. Cover artwork was handled by Ritual. The group had previously described the new material as "fast, brutal as fuck, in-your-face IMPALED NAZARENE."
IMPALED NAZARENE will be embarking on a European tour beginning on April 1 in Oulu, Finland.
ROOT vocalist Jiri Valter (a.k.a. Big Boss) has been tapped to sing two songs on the upcoming album from the Norwegian viking metal band HELHEIM, entitled "The Journeys and Experiences of Death". The CD, which is expected to be released in May via Dark Essence Records, will also feature a guest appearance on vocals by Marius Lynghjem from the Norwegian experimentalists CORVINE.
"The Journeys and Experiences of Death" will include the "Helsviti" mini-album as a bonus, along with several live tracks and videos.
BIRDS OF PREY has inked a deal with Relapse Records to release its debut album, Weight of the Wound.
BIRDS OF PREY is a studio project featuring the creative collective of Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY) and Bo Leslie (THE LAST VAN ZANT / ex-THROTTLEROD) on guitars, Summer Welch (BARONESS) on bass, Dave Witte (BURNT BY THE SUN, MUNICIPAL WASTE) on drums and Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) on vocals. The quintet holed up at the Karma Productions studio in Richmond, VA with Cory Smoot (aka Flatus Maximus of GWAR) this past December to record Weight of the Wound.
Leslie comments; "”Excited" isn't a very kvlt, true, or metal thing to say, but I'm excited to be a part of the Birds Of Prey and I am waaaaaayyy into "Weight Of The Wound" being a Relapse release. We set out with the intentions of writing and recording an "old school" type record and this is what came out. Hope y'all dig it, and to quote MORRIAH, let the sword descend.”
Weight of the Wound is expected to see a late July 2006 release date.