Metal News for April 11, 2007
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Five more bands have been announced for this year’s Download Festival at Donnington Park on June 8-10. Battle metal warriors Turisas as well as Bloodsimple, Drive By Argument, ANJ and I Was A Cub Scout have all been added to the bill, joining headliners My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Iron Maiden.
The Banner, Across Five Aprils, Phantom Communique, and Bela Kiss will be touring together in June and July. Dates are still being finalized, but the following tour dates have been confirmed:
6/1 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
6/2 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
6/3 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
6/4 Winter Park, FL @ Island Oasis
6/6 Mobile, AL @ The Cellblock
6/7 Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
6/8 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
6/10 Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/11 El Paso, TX @ Chicks Bar & Billiards
6/12 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
6/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The One Place
6/18 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/23 Ogden, UT @ Country Club
6/25 Papillion, NE @ The Rock
6/30 Roseville, MI @ Myspace Internet Cafe
7/1 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
7/9 New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
New York City’s UNEARTHLY TRANCE has announced a month-long European tour with special guests RAMESSES (ex-ELECTRIC WIZARD). This tour will kick-off in September in Antwerp, Belgium and is being sponsored by Ashdown Engineering and Jagermeister. A listing of Unearthly Trance tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.
Here are the Unearthly Trance tour dates:
16 - New York, NY - Club Midway (with Minsk, Rwake, Made Out Of Babies)
21 - Smithtown, NY - Smithtown Masonic Temple (benefit show with Deathcycle)
September (European Tour with special guests Ramesses)
6 - Antwerp, Belgium - Scheld'Apen
7 - Hoogeveen, NL - Het Podium
8 - Spremberg, Germany - JC Erebos
9 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
10 - Oslo, Norway - Garage (+ Suma)
11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser (+ Suma)
12 - Malmo, Sweden - KNASTER (+ Suma)
13 - Rostock, Germany - Jaz (+ Suma)
14 - Leipzig, Germany - Zoro
16 - Paris, France - La Gambetta
17 - Cherbourg, France - L'Epicentre
18 - Colchester, UK - Arts Centre
19 - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter
20 - Newcastle, UK - Trillians
23 - London, UK - The Barfly (with special guests Gallhammer) More...
You can stream NINE INCH NAILS‘ new album, Year Zero, in its entirety over at their official MySpace page.
INTO ETERNITY guitarist Tim Roth has issued the following road update:
"I can't believe we are almost done another US tour. There are only four shows left for this killer package. We are in Portland tonight, trying to recover from last night. Maurizio from KATAKLYSM came out in Chicago. Chicago was an amazing gig for us! Denver was a highlight as well. Madison amps brought me my cabinet, so I have a full Madison rig now. Thanks again Andy!! The midwest shows were cool, but Vancouver topped them all I think. It's great to have the Canadian support as well! We met another fan with a cool IE tattoo last night. I'm still blown away when I see that! Jeff and Van (NEVERMORE) came out in Seattle and we had a few too many drinks with them. They are great guys and it was cool to hang with them again. Nevermore was one of the first really cool bands that we played with back in 2000/2001. They are still one of my all time favorite bands. The guys also brought along Tim Calvert (Nevermore/FORBIDDEN). I was so happy to meet him. Forbidden were an amazing thrash metal band that I really dug growing up. I had Tim tell me road stories all through the evening. Stu would just look over at me and laugh because of my fan boy questions I had for him. I'm sure he was sick of all my questions. Forbidden RULES! Thanks again to all the bands and crew members that were a part of this tour. There are still four shows to go, so we are going to enjoy every day as much as we can. We have one México headlining show April 15th and another headlining show in San Marcos April 17th. From there we head 30 hours back home to Canada. Thanks to all of our great fans that came out and supported our band. You all RULE!!! Hopefully we'll be back on the road in the USA very soon! Keep it metal!"
GUNS N' ROSES have announced on their website that they are postponing the start of their world tour which was due to start in Japan.
The Japanese concerts are being rescheduled. Guns N' Roses will be able to make their two scheduled performances headlining the MyCoke festivals in South Africa at the end of the month.
“I feel so bad right now,” explains bassist Tommy Stinson. “I accidentally fell down a flight of stairs. I put my hand down to break my fall and heard a loud ‘pop.' The next morning my hand looked like a balloon. I went to see my doctor and while the good news is that it’s not broken, the bad is news is it’s severely sprained and I may have done some ligament damage. We had our last rehearsal a few days ago and shipped the gear to Japan and then this happened. I feel horrible.”
“I'd like to apologize to our Japanese fans that were looking forward to seeing us and know that we will we see you all soon. Again, we'd like to sincerely thank our fans worldwide for their patience and support.”
Sounds of the Underground has announced the lineup for their annual tour. Following two straight appearances in the middle of the day, the event will be closed most nights by splatter metal champions, GWAR; ensuring that fans will remain blood and gore-free until the closing hours of the show. Three other bands will rotate in the headlining position prior to GWAR: a block-buster artist yet to be announced, face-shredding metal pugilists Chimaira, and experimental noisemakers Every Time I Die.
The day will be completed with a bill including Necro, Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, HeavyHeavyLowLow, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents. Expect additional special guest headliners to join the bill on select dates.
The touring festival launches in July and runs into August. More...
Relapse act Jucifer has announced a Canadian tour kicking off this week. The tour is in support of the band's most recent album, "If Thine Enemy Hunger."
The duo from Athens, Georgia has earned comparisons to a number of artists, from "Minor Threat to the Carpenters, Slayer to Sleep, Hendrix to Malmsteen, Veruca Salt to My Bloody Valentine, Pixies, Pantera, Portishead, Nirvana and Napalm Death. "
The Jucifer tour dates are as follows:
April 12, 2007 - Cactus Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 26, 2007 - Silver Dollar Toronto, Ontario
April 27, 2007 - Le Trash Trois Rivieres, Ontario
April 28, 2007 - Shadow Guelph, Ontario
April 29, 2007 - TBA Kingston, Ontario
April 30, 2007 - Underground Hamilton, Ontario
May 1, 2007 - Call the Office London, Ontario
Old-school Finnish death metal masters DEMIGOD have signed a deal with Xtreem Music to finally release their long-awaited third album.
Commented the band:"After careful consideration, DEMIGOD has finally decided to release their third album, 'Let Chaos Prevail', self-financed in Scandinavia. The band's strong belief in the material took them to Fantom Studios already last summer and now finally after almost a year of pondering their options, the band will finally release the album. As their criteria for the release this time was proper promotion in Finland and Scandinavia combined with wide spread distribution over the world, the band came to the conclusion of releasing the album self financed in Finland and getting a foreign partner to handle the distribution and promotion all over the world. The right label for co-operation was found in Xtreem Music. With Xtreem Music handling the distribution & promotion worldwide and the band themselves taking care of the Scandinavian market, the album will surely reach everyone who is interested in getting it."
"Let Chaos Prevail" will be released on May 30 in Scandinavia and June 15 in the rest of the world. A song from the upcoming CD, entitled "Not Dead Enough", can be heard via the group's MySpace page.
MÖTLEY CRÜE have scheduled a live date in Helsinki, Finland at the Icehall on June 4th. The band's update European schedule is now as follows:
1 - Wintherthur, Switzerland - Eishalle Spirit Of Rock Festival
2 - Milan, Italy - Gods of Metal
4 - Helsinki, Finland - Icehall
5 - Stockholm, Sweden - Globen
6 - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
8 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
9 - Donington, England (Donington Park - Download 2nd Stage)
11 - London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
12 - Manchester, England - Apollo
RAZORBACK, featuring German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex-MAJESTY, VANIZE), have updated their MySpace page to include the tracks 'The Last Man Standing' and 'Hero', from their upcoming Deadringer album. Check out the new tracks at this location.
Deadringer will be released April 20th via Metal Heaven. The tracklisting: 'The Faint Distant Bell Ring' (Intro), 'Deadringer', 'The Last Man Standing', 'Take Me To The Other Side', 'Hero', 'Line Of Fire', 'Burden', 'Miracle Baby', 'Rock And Roll Life In Hellsink', 'Let Me Give My Lovin', 'Razor Blues'.
Razorback will support CORNERSTONE on the following European tour dates this month:
16 - Aschaffenburg, Germany at Colos-Saal
17 - Ludwigsburg, Germany at Rockfabrik
18 - Nuernberg, Germany at Avalon´s Dust
20 - Dornbirn, Austria at Conrad Sohm
21 - Pirmasens, Germany at Zur Schwemme
22 - Verviers, Belgium at Spirit off 66
23 - Bonn, Germany at Klangstation
25 - Hamburg, Germany at Ballroom Hamburg
26 - Foetz, Luxembourg at Race One Event Bar
27 - Helmond, Netherlands at Plato
28 - Uster, Switzerland at Rock City
Before Rage Against the Machine's high-profile Cochella reunion show, Tom Morello and and Zack de la Rocha will be performing for free in Chicago for the 2007 Coalition of Immokalee Workers Truth Tour. The April 14th rally comes right after the announcement that McDonalds will meet all of the demands made by the CIW, a community-based farmworker organization whose members are largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida.
Morello and de la Rocha will be a part of a Parade and Carnaval that will make its way through downtown Chicago and return to Federal Plaza for a celebratory rally featuring CIW members, allies, and a dynamic lineup of other well-known artists, musicians and speakers. The Parade and Carnaval will be composed of blocks, contingents, music groups, and theater organized by the CIW and allies.
Within Temptation hits the US shores very soon and RoadRunner UK is offering the band's hit single "The Howling" as a free mp3 download. You can get it here. The Howling was taken off of Within Temptation's latest effort, The Heart of Everything.
WILDESTARR, the new band featuring VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr (on guitar and bass) and vocalist London Wilde has their first song 'Generation Next' available at the band's website. Says Dave: "This is the demo version of one of the new songs off the upcoming WildeStarr CD, very raw, in your face, and loud. We just recorded this last week. We want everyone to hear us and get a feel for what we are up to in the studio. We are going to be in the studio all year working on this album, but folks want to hear something now... so here you go!"
WildeStarr is currently looking for a record deal and hope to have their debut album out later this year.
Co-producing along with the band is Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, Vicious Rumors, EXODUS). WildeStarr band lineup is: Dave Starr on all guitars and bass, London Wilde on Vocals and keyboards, and studio/session drummer R.R. Valdez.
VOIVOD fan site Voivodfan.com has posted demos of the Katorz album tracks 'Mr. Clean', The Getaway', 'Red My Mind' and 'After All'. Check them out at this location.
Dutch metallers DETONATION have confirmed the following UK live dates in support of their forthcoming album, Emission Phase:
28 - The Turks - Reading, UK
29 - The Croft - Bristol, UK
30 - Finns - Weymouth, UK
1 - The Cavern - Exeter, UK
2 - Sanctuary Music Venue at Tom's - Pontypridd, UK
3 - The Gasworks - Bradford, UK
4 - First Floor Club - Derby, UK
5 - Bar Monsta - London, UK
Finnish power metallers TWILIGHTNING have posted their video for the song "Isolation Shell" at YouTube. The track comes off the group's third full-length album, "Swinelords", which was released on March 21 via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Plague-House Puppet Show" was recorded Astia studio in Lappeenranta and Music-Bros. studio in Imatra with Miitri Aaltonen.
TWILIGHTNING's last release was the "Bedlam" EP, which was recorded at Astia and was mixed at the Finnvox facility in Helsinki. More...
Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI has posted its video for the song "Moonlit" at this location. The clip was filmed on March 9-11 with director Tommy Næss, who has previously worked with SAHG, AUDREY HORNE, I and GORGOROTH, among others.
"Moonlit" comes off the group's new album, "Grace Submerged", which will be released on May 10 in Norway and May 21 in the rest of Europe via Candlelight Records. The Japanese and North American release dates have not yet been confirmed. More...
Birmingham, Alabama-based melodic thrashers A LOWER DEEP have revealed the track listing and artwork for their fourth album, "Black Marys", tentatively due this summer. The CD was mixed and produced by Chaz Najjar at DOI Digital Audio and was mastered by James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) at Safehouse Recordings.
"Black Marys" track listing (not final sequence):
01. Black Marys
02. Dead House Gates
03. Children of Cain
04. The Narrow Way
05. For Those Left Behind
07. Facing the Demon
10. The Maudlin Child
Norwegian extreme metallers THE ALLSEEING I have parted ways with guitarist Rune Henrichsen.
Commented Henrichsen: "After much consideration I've decided to leave the band due to musical indifferences. This was a tough decision, but I feel that I can no longer give 100% in this musical direction. Over a long period of time I've felt a growing need to express extreme music in a more basic, less technical approach. My thanks to my bandmates, and everyone who has supported us through the years!"
THE ALLSEEING I announced last year that it was working on its debut album, "Holodemiurgia", with Valle Adzic (IMPIOUS, CARPATHIAN FOREST, BLOOD RED THRONE) for release via Sublife Productions, the production company started by Kjetil Nordhus (GREEN CARNATION, TRAIL OF TEARS) and Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei; CARPATHIAN FOREST, GREEN CARNATION, BLOOD RED THRONE).
THE ALLSEEING I had previously released a four-song EP, "Jagannâtha", containing the tracks "Jagannâtha", "The Rite of Azhi Dahaka", "Dreamborn" and "Chronus Aion".
Agonizer's hard work finally paid off as the band signed a record deal with Spinefarm Records. Agonizer, formed in Pyhäjärvi, Finland in 1998, has released five self-produced demos. Among other things, the band has represented Finland in Wacken Open Air´s Metal Battle contest in Germany.
Agonizer´s debut album "Birth / The End" will be released due 1st of August, 2007.
2. Harmless Hero
3. Everyone of Us
7. Black Sun
8. Birth / The End
For more information, visit www.agonizer.org.
Drummer Aantar Lee Coates of Floridian death metallers DIABOLIC has revealed a drastic shift in the band's lineup. At this point, the band are back to their original self, excluding founding member Brian Malone.
"It's official Paul (Ouellette, bass/vocals) and Jerry (Mortellaro, guitars) are back in the band Diabolic and we have 9 new songs complete. Paul and I just started work on song #10!!!!"
Diabolic are currently writing the follow-up to their unreleased 2005 album Shellfire and Tombstones, and are looking for a suitable label to release their new material.
Suicide Silence just wrapped up the recording process for their debut full-length, which is set for a summer release via Century Media Records. The new effort was recorded with producer John Travis (Static-X), while Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted) is currently handling the mixing duties.
Mitch Lucker (vocals) states: "Working with John Travis was definitely an amazing experience. He had us track everything live in order in order to capture the intensity we were aiming for. Additionally, our buddy Nate Johnson (now vocalist of Through The Eyes of The Dead) lent some guest vocals to the record. We can't wait for you to hear it. We leave for the Bury Your Dead tour on Thursday, so check out our tour dates and come hang out if you're nearby."
Suicide Silence kicks off a week-long headlining run with Stick To Your Guns on Thursday, leading them directly into a massive U.S. tour as direct support to Bury Your Dead, which kicks off on April 20th. This six-week trek, which features Stick To Your Guns and Since The Flood in the opening slots, will hit The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 27th.
Modern Life Is War, Death Before Dishonor, and special guest Brooks Strause will tour together late this month through mid-April. Here's the schedule:
tour dates w/ One Dead Three Wounded
4/29 Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
4/30 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
5/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
5/2 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Club Crannel
5/3 Oneida, NY @ Awesome Fun N Skate
5/4 Indiana, PA @ Chevy Chase Community Center
5/5 Valatie, NY @ American Legion
5/6 Amherst. MA @ MercyHouse
5/7 Boston, MA @ Roman's
5/8 Nashua, NH @ Polish American Hall
5/9 Windham, ME @ Windham Veterans Hall
5/10 Quebec City, QC @ L'ANTI
5/11 Ottowa, ONT @ Montgomery Legion Hall
5/12 Montreal, QC @ LINCO
5/13 Toronto, ONT @ Holy Joes
5/14 London, ONT @ Call The Office
5/15 St. Catherines, ONT @ L3 Nightclub
5/16 Hamilton, ONT @ The Underground
5/17 Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft Liquor Stand
5/18 Chicago, IL @ Knights of Columbus
5/19 Iowa City, IA @ TBA