Metal News for April 12, 2009
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Long Island all female metal band, Dormitory Effect, has issued the following update regarding the progress on new album on their MySpace page to their fans:
"We are still in the process of getting our new CD done, it's not ready just yet. Yes, we had tried to have it ready by Fall, but it got pushed back for various reasons that have nothing to do with the band or the recording itself." More...
Bret takes the final two girls, Taya and Mindy, to the Dominican Republic where he will spend time with each girl and make his final decision. Michaels sits the girls down and explains in air quotes they are going to take a “private jet” to the “Dominican Republic” as if that is not where they are really going to go. They take a private jet to the Dominican Republic. More...
UK thrash metal band, Dyinise, has issued the following update regarding the search for a new drummer:
"Unfortunately Dyinise has to find a drummer AGAIN! as our previous guy found band life to much pressure and couldn't commit to what was needed. We may have to because of this have to cancel our 22nd gig because of this... we'll let you know. But as it happens a good friend of our has offered to fill in for the Rigger gig until we find a permanent drummer." More...
UK thrash metal band, Warpath, has issued the following update regarding their decision to pull out of their UK tour with Evile
"We have terrible news, Pete (our lead guitarist) has been indirectly involved with a motorbike accident, burning his left hand, which has forced us to pull out of the up-coming Evile/Mutant tour."
"To all our fans who were coming to watch us, we're extremely sorry that we won't be playing and will make up for it when Pete's hand has healed. We hope Evile and Mutant have a great tour, go support them!"
Evile are currently sorting a replacement band for the main support slot. More...
Pennsylvania’s hardcore act, BARRICADE, has unleashed their new music video “Michelle,” which features Reef the Lost Cauze. The video was directed & edited by Noah Grant-Levine, cinematography was done by Minka. Their last album, “Demons,” was released in the Fall of 2008 on Eulogy Recordings. Watch the video here. More...
Three of Australia’s highest calibre metal bands are teaming up for the "Unleashing The Extreme" tour. Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ruins will kick off in the tour in Newcastle, before winding its way through NSW, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.
The latest tour dates for the Unleashing The Extreme tour are as follows:
May 28th - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
May 29th - The Manning Bar, Sydney (Lic/AA)
May 30th - TBC, Wollongong
June 4th - Players Bar, Mandurah
June 5th - YMCA HQ, Leederville (AA)
June 6th - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
June 11th - Brannigan’s, Gold Coast
June 12th - Rosie’s, Brisbane
June 13th - Sands Tavern, Maroochydoore
June 26th - The National Hotel, Geelong
June 27th - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
June 28th - TBC Melbourne (U18)
German metalcore band Maroon has announce the new dates for their visit to Russia. They will be playing on June 6th in St. Petersburg at Club Orlandina and June 7th in Moscow at Club Tochka. Both shows will be with Canadian death metal band Kataklysm.
Maroon still has a number of records release shows planned, which are as follows:
April 17, 2009 - Hamburg (D) @ Headcräsh / release show
April 18, 2009 - Nordhausen (D) @ venue tba / very special release show!
April 24, 2009 - Essen (D) @ Turock / release show
April 25,2009 - Stuttgart (D) @ Landespavillon / release show
May 9, 2009 – Berlin (D) @ Live at Dot / release show
Maroon's new album "Order," is due out on April 17th in Germany and April 20th in the rest of Europe.
NOVEMBERS DOOM has leaked "Empathy's Greed," the third cut off their forthcoming full-length, to MetalSucks.net. The track is available for download/posting/sharing here.
"Empathy's Greed" comes from NOVEMBERS DOOM's forthcoming seventh LP, "Into Night's Requiem Infernal," which is due out later this year on THE END RECORDS. The album was recorded at Belle City Sound, tracked by Chris Djuricic (Engineer and Novembers Doom bassist), and mixed by Dan Swano at Unisound. The band comments:
"We're using the same Recording / Mixing formula we've used on 'The Pale Haunt Departure' and 'The Novella Reservoir'. In our opinion, the combination of Djuricic and Swano creates the perfect sound for us, and we've received nothing but stellar reviews of sound quality from this combination in the past.
"Every band hypes their new material, and says it's the best they've done, and the hardest and the heaviest... You can judge that for yourself in time. What we can say is that this is the first time going into a recording the entire band feels confident and believes the material will please fans of the band, as well as turn many new heads in our direction. It's dark, aggressive, and melodic, and compliments the last three releases." More...
Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following road report about their recent tour dates:
"Buenos Aires? I love you! Yeah, kinda fell in love with the city...absolutely stunning! I could definately see myself and my fam having a few weeks on holiday there.
"Well, recently returned from the Latin/South American tour. It's been such a blast I can't even begin to tell ya. We started in Monterrey/Mexico and the vibe of that show resonated throughout the entire tour. All the shows were awesome! Our flight schedule was pretty hectic to say the least.
"Mexico was fantastic overall, loads of people...sold out in Monterrey, sold out the first night in Mexico city which was a magical show, had another 1500 people (more than half sold) for the 2nd show in the same venue, which was another magical night! Food was amazing, fans were amazing...overall...yeah, AMAZING! Thanks!!
"Next up, Bogota/COLOMBIA! The hotel didn't have a bar which had the whole touring party being grumpy motherfuckers, semi-alcoholics as we are. The show was great, and getting there was interesting. We were driving through central Bogota when people all of a sudden started running in out direction through the streets. We saw tear gas or some type of smoke bombs go off and the military rode in. Apparently we'd been caught in the middle of a street manifestation. A little scary yes, but wow...interesting all the same. The landscape around the city looked amazing, but we only saw it from the inside of a car. The show was great and the crowd was super nice to us. Shitloads of peeps that came to see us...thanks a 1000!!! More...
Children of Bodom have teamed up with Guitar World to post online a series of instructional videos showing how to play the title track from their most recent album "Blooddrunk." The video can be viewed here.
Rob Zombie has issued the following update about finishing the filming for the Halloween movie sequel "H2:"
"Well, after 35 days of snow, freezing rain, fire ants, mud and blood we are done! The cast and crew kick ass beyond ass to bring you the most demented Halloween ever! In less than five months Michael will be back in your face! And speaking of face... here is your first glimpse of one of the many faces Michael 2009."
Finnish metal band Profane Omen has posted a new video online for the track "Left To Disintegrate," which comes from the album "Inherit The Void." The video can be viewed below. More...
The Haunted has issued the following announcement about an upcoming Detroit show on April 14th alongside Napalm Death and Kataklysm:
"Detroit show w/ Napalm Death & co. The show @ Majestic Theatre in Detroit on the 14:th of April
will be a double bill with the Napalm Death touring package. Doors: 6.30 Tickets: 15/20 $ All Ages"
The line-up will be:
Sonic Syndicate has announced the following European summer festival appearances:
5/21 - LEGACY FESTIVAL, DESSAU, GERMANY
5/22 - SUMMER NIGHTS FESTIVAL, MINING, AUSTRIA
5/23 - METAL DAYS FESTIVAL, PRATTELN, SWITZERLAND
6/13 - ROCKSTAD FALUN 2009, FALUN, SWEDEN
6/19 - NOVAROCK FESTIVAL, NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA
6/25 - PEACE & LOVE, BORLÄNGE, SWEDEN, JUNE 25 TO 27
7/04 - VAINSTREAM ROCKFEST, MUNSTER, GERMANY
7/06 - METALCAMP FESTIVAL, TOLMIN, SLOVENIA
7/09 - HULTSFRED FESTIVAL, HULTSFRED, SWEDEN
7/11 - ROCK AM BACH FESTIVAL, MERZIG, GERMANY
7/29 - PUTTE I PARKEN FESTIVAL, KARLSKOGA, SWEDEN JULY 29 TO 8/1
8/07 - JURASSIC ROCK FESTIVAL, MIKKELI, FINLAND
8/08 - BOR ROCK FESTIVAL, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
8/22 - STAGEDIVE DAY OUT FESTIVAL, NYKVARN / STOCKHOLM
Borknagar has issued the following update about the title and recording status of their upcoming album:
"The title of the new BORKNAGAR album will be nothing less than: UNIVERSAL.
"As the musical and lyrical approach of the album has shaped up during the production of the new album, the title UNIVERSAL is the title that shines through and mirrors the essence of the album. UNIVERSAL is a title that is broad enough and huge enough to project the giant character of this album, both musically and
"The production of the new album is going as planned and the album will be mixed at Toproom studios by the end of April. We can assure you that the new album will come with a massive, energic and vital production that few can match, by far the best production we have had so far. The album is planned to be released through INDIE RECORDINGS in September, later this year, an actual date will be issued later!
"On behalf of BORKNAGAR,
"Øystein G. Brun"
German metallers Running Wild have issued the following update about a new tribute album being released:
"ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild makes great progress: The songs I heard so far are really wicked and I am sure you'll love them!
"But before I will announce more bands taking part in this tribute-album I would like to thank Valgorth from Hammerblaze for his brilliant work on the official "ReUnation" MySpace: If you want stay up-to-date and get to know the latest details about this project, that's the place to be.
"In addition I am very proud to announce that you will find the first and extremely thrilling album-trailer featuring some music from the upcoming album on myspace.com/reunation now. Enjoy!"
The trailer can also be viewed below. More...
Canadian hard rockers Helix have issued the following statement about playing at this year's London Music Awards:
"Helix will be closing this year’s London Music Awards on Wednesday, June 10th, 7P.M. at the London Music Hall. Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre Box Office, by phone at 1-800-265-1593 and online at grandtheatre.com."
Liquid Tension Experiment, which features John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, have posted a new teaser trailer online of their upcoming box set release. The set will include multiple CDs and DVDs of their 10th Anniversary tour dates. The trailer can be viewed below. More...
Finnish metallers MMD have issued the following statement about streaming three new songs on their MySpace page:
"Greetings creatures of the night...We just added 3 new songs here. You can download them also..Enjoy the madness!!
"Abyss and other lunatics of MMD"
Upon their return from overseas at the end of May — and following a well-deserved break — The Butterfly Effect will jump straight back on the bus for a tour through their home state of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Joining them for the national tour will be Queensland brethren Dead Letter Circus, who are currently recording their debut full-length album and this weekend will appear at the Coconet Classic 09 festival in central Queensland with The Living End, Spiderbait, Mammal, The Butterfly Effect and more.
Melbourne-based Calling All Cars will open the TBE tour, following a national journey supporting Cog and Oceansize through May and June.
July 10th, 2009 — The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
July 11th, 2009 — Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Licensed all ages)
July 17th, 2009 — Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (Licensed all ages)
July 18th, 2009 — Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
July 22nd, 2009 — Wintersun Hotel Motel, Geraldton (18+)
July 24th, 2009 — Metro City, Perth (18+)
July 25th, 2009 — Settlers Tavern, Margaret River (18+)
August 7th, 2009 — Darwin Ski Club, Darwin (Licensed all ages)
A souvenir ticket and bonus T-shirt are on offer for people who buy tickets for any show (except Melbourne) through Moshtix.