Metal News for April 12, 2008
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Intronaut, Behold...The Arctopus, and Mouth Of The Architect will team up for a U.S. tour later this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:
8/1 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
8/2 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
8/3 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's Coyote Cafe
8/4 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
8/5 Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback
8/6 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
8/7 Providence, RI @ Living Room
8/8 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
8/9 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records w/ Fight Amp
8/10 Washington, DC @ DC-9
8/11 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
8/12 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
8/13 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
8/14 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
8/15 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
8/16 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
8/17 Metarie, LA @ High Ground
8/18 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
8/19 Fayetteville, AR @ OPO Downstairs
8/20 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
8/21 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
8/22 Austin, TX @ Red 7
8/23 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
8/25 Farmington, NM @ Gator's
8/26 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
8/27 Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
8/28 San Diego, CA @ Chaser's
8/29 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
8/30 Portland, OR @ Rotture
8/31 Roseburg, OR @ Riversdale Grange
9/1 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
9/4 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
9/5 St Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain
9/6 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/7 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
Infest 2008 will take place on June 28th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets are $28 in advance. In addition to one main performer which has yet to be disclosed, the following artists are slated to appear:
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
All Shall Perish
Born of Osiris
Since The Flood
Brother Von Doom
Century, Time Of Cholera, and Pack Of Wolves will team up for a few May tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:
5/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ The School
5/18 Delaware @ House
5/19 Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
5/20 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club
5/21 Washington, DC @ The Red & The Black
5/22 Fredricksburg, VA @ KC's
5/23 Richmond, VA @ Ramakins
This year's Significant Fest will take place (once again) at the 688 Skatepark in Clearwater, FL on July 12th and 13th. In addition to one headliner which has yet to be announced, the following groups are scheduled to perform:
Fallen From The Sky
Crown Of Kings
Know The Score
Carry The Torch
My Turn To Win
San Diego, California's In Fear And Faith has officially signed with Rise Records. Formed in mid-2006, the group released an EP titled "Voyage" last year. They will enter the studio in August to record their debut full-length, which will see a November release. You can listen to tracks from their EP here.
For one night only during the "Stronger Than Hell" tour, Friday, May 30 in Pomona, CA, Demon Hunter's good friends in Project 86 will perform as special guests. The lineup at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on Friday, May 30 will be Demon Hunter, Project 86, Living Sacrifice, Sleeping Giant and Mirror Of Dead Faces. The following night at the same venue will feature Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and Advent as will the other dates on the "Stronger Than Hell" tour.
Saw Her Ghost Records has added Ann Arbor, Michigan band Supercontinent to their roster. The group recently recorded a new album and according to their new label, "Fans of Baroness, Isis, and all things incredible will fall in love with this band and record fast!" You can check them out online here.
Indiana's YEAR OF DESOLATION have posted some rough, demo version of new material here.
Meanwhile, material from the band's Prosthetic Records debut, Year of Desolation can also be found on the band's official MySpace page.
The band continues working on material while at home, having spent a good portion of the last year on tour with the likes of Burn In Silence, Apiary, Unholy, With Blood Comes Cleansing, Thine Eyes Bleed, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage and Skeletonwitch, among others.
Produced by Jamie King (Through The Eyes of the Dead, Glass Casket, killwhitneydead), Year of Desolation features in-depth design from renowned artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord, Through The Eyes of the Dead).
South German melancholics END OF GREEN have entered Weltraum Studios in Munich with producer Corni Bartels to begin recording their sixth album, entitled "The Sick's Sense." An August release via Silverdust Records is expected.
Commented guitarist Sad Sir: "This record is us working up some really fucked up months. It's safe to say this is going to be some deep shit."
END OF GREEN has launched a special web site documenting the recording sessions for the new album, featuring videos, pictures, blogs and soundfiles. Check it out at this location.
"The Dragon Has Come to Blot out the Stars", the new video from the Canadian black metal band ECLIPSE ETERNAL, can be viewed here. According to the group, the clip was shot during October/November 2007 by Dark Frame Pictures with director Adrian Kent and "was financed by the band and by Dark Frame Pictures exclusively (and it was not cheap as you can tell!). It was shot in 10+ locations over 4 full 6AM-to-4AM shoots in the fucking cold north. It required us to have our ex-bassist fall in a freezing lake and me then go in and pull her out, surround ourselves with a burning ring of fire (and almost burn along with it), walk back and forth through two feet of snow for six hours straight, have our drummer be blind for five-hour intervals, work with a child and lot of other fun stuff. Luckily for us, we had a great production crew and director making sure no one died or killed on another."
"The Dragon Has Come to Blot out the Stars" comes off ECLIPSE ETERNAL's latest album, "Ubermensch: Evolution beyond the Species", which was mixed in Sweden by Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, ZYKLON, OLD MAN'S CHILD). The CD is available now through The End Records distribution. More...
The North American retail release of the debut album, "1000 Tears from Australian," goth/metal band TEMUJIN has been set for May 13. The album will be distributed through the USA, Canada and Mexico by Koch Distribution. US tour dates are currently being set for later in 2008.
German brutal death metallers FLESHCRAWL have issued the following update:
"Unfortunately, we have to cancel tonight's (April 12th) show at Bringer of Death XIII due to sickness of our singer (Sven Gross)! We hope to play another edition of BOD soon."
Upcoming Fleshcrawl live dates are as follows:
24 - SWR Barroselas Metalfest - Barroselas, Portugal (near Porto)
11 - Mon Ami / Underground Metal Messe Part II - Weimar, Thüringen, Germany
31 - Protzen Open Air - Protzen, Germany
21 - Queens of Metal Festival 2008 - Kleinwenkheim, Germany
9 - Pecs - Rock Maraton Festival - Pecs, Hungary
25 - B.O.A. Metal Open Air - Schöneck im Vogtland, Germany
16 - Summer Breeze Open Air - Dinkelsbühl-Sinbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
4 - Meschede-Olpe - Destroyed World Fest-Evil - Meschede-Olpe, Germany
MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx has issued the following update:
"The album's done, the video's done, the artwork is done, the photo sessions are all wrapped up and the single is ready to go to radio, rehearsals start tomorrow; wow……it’s been so busy, it feels like I’m leaving a few things out….and I probably am.
I know a lot of you have heard 'Saints Of Los Angeles' on the web….if you like the single, just wait 'til you see the video.
OK, my eyes are red, and its a rare night to not have to work,so im gonna sit back and feel good about all the hard work. I hope you all like it as much as we do."
SHINEDOWN vocalist Brent Smith has issued the following update:
"I wanted to reach out to all of the Shinedown fans myself and let you know what's going on firsthand. A lot has happened this past year and there have been some changes within the band that we've been meaning to tell you about. I love Jasin (Todd, guitarist) like a brother, we all do - he'll always be family and we hope all of the best for him, but, at this time, he's no longer with us in Shinedown. This all went down awhile ago, and I'm sorry to break this news today. I realize that this isn't the best timing, but with stuff like this, there really isn't ever a good time. We just felt like we couldn't wait any longer and had to let you all know. We've brought an old friend into SD - Nick Perri. Nick's an amazing guitarist and we've known him forever from our days on the road with SILVERTIDE (many of you were probably at those shows and remember him too). We also have a new bass player - Eric Bass. Just a fantastic musician and all around great guy - we can't wait for you to meet him. And you will very soon - we're hitting the road next month. I'm also happy to report that the new album is finished and we're so excited to share it with all of you. It's called The Sound Of Madness and will be out this summer... the first song is coming soon. Lastly, I just want to thank you again for all of your support. You're the best fans in the world and the reason we're even here. Without you, there is no Shinedown. Don't ever forget that - we definitely don't."
JUDAS PRIEST's official website has been updated with a preview of the artwork from the band's upcoming new album, Nostradamus. According to German mail-order site EMP, the album will be released in Germany on June 13th as a regular CD and Deluxe Edition CD via Sony/BMG. A North American release date is expected on June 17th. More...
SINNER frontman / PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner has issued the following studio update:
"We have a great time in the studio so far. Klaus Sperling finished drumming his tracks - we've planned to record 11 tracks and ended with 13. Thanks to AFM's Markus and Klaus for giving me a hard time in persuading me about a very old track. Working with Dennis Ward for the first time is great! Good mood and very productive. Henny and Christof are starting with their guitar tracks."
Drummer VINNIE PAUL (PANTERA / DAMAGEPLAN / REBEL MEETS REBEL / HELLYEAH) has issued the following update:
"Big Vin Records plans on releasing SEVENTHVOID which is Johnny and Kenny from TYPE O NEGATIVE... all I can say is it's bad ass. Check it out here.
And the picture book that me and my Dad put together celebrating my brother Dimebag Darrell's life - it's very special... both will be out this summer.
As for Hellyeah, we're on a break but I will have some exciting news soon..."