Metal News for April 13, 2008
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10 news articles posted on this day.
Regain Records has announced that it will be reissuing the debut album from Spiritual Beggars.
Originally released in 1994 by Wrong Again Records (the label that later became Regain Records) the self-titled album was the world’s introduction to former Carcass guitarist Mike Amott’s hard rock alter ego. Through the course of six albums, all released as as Amott’s schedule has permitted in between his work with current band Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars has shaken its image as a mere side project and established itself as a genre-defining band in its own rite.
Wrong Again's second release ever, "Spiritual Beggars" has been a tough find for quite some time, and now more recent converts to the band will have the opportunity to sample the band's beginnings. Older fans will also be interested to find four bonus tracks on the reissue: "Blind Mountain," "If You Should Leave," "Nowhere To Go," and "Sour Stains."
From the sick and twisted mind of original Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith, one of the Legendary Gods of Shock Rock, comes KillSmith with a new CD entitled "Sexual Savior." Born 2008 on a bloody St. Valentine's Day massacre, "Sexual Savior" unloads a hardcore metal celebration of the human condition, violence, death, sex, lust and greed. The CD comes with a sixteen-page booklet featuring song lyrics and lots of hot female skin. Some of the song titles include: "Naked And The Raw", "Sexual Savior", "Monsters In The Attic" (with drum solo), "How Do You Bleed", "Dynasty Of Darkness" and "Human Evolution."
KillSmith - Lead Vocals and Guitar
Peter The Cat - Bass and Vocals
Lord Bryan Morrell and Tommy-Gun Crowley - Guitars
Fingers Smith and Pete Keys Hickey - Synthesizers
Rattlesnake Smith - Drums
Neal Smith is best known worldwide for his innovative drumming and outrageous stage antics with the original Alice Cooper Group. His solid drumming is the hallmark sound behind such 1970's Alice Cooper hits "Schools Out", "I'm Eighteen", "Billion Dollar Babies" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy." Neal is also a prolific songwriter, who helped pen many of Cooper's best known songs. From the late 1970's to the present, Smith's trademark drums can be heard on several albums, including the critically acclaimed Bouchard, Dunaway and Smith CDs.
KillSmith's "Sexual Savior" is now available from CD Baby, iTunes, E-Bay and Amazon.com, as well as the official KillSmith website.
Carnifex will headline a tour in May/June with support from Arsonists Get All The Girls, Embrace The End, Broadcast The Nightmare, and Conducting From the Grave. The following tour dates have been confirmed so far:
5/15 Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
5/16 Tiajuana MX @ Salon Fiesta
5/17 Victorville CA @ Karma
5/18 Scottsdale AZ @ Chasers
5/19 El Paso TX @ The Corona Bar
5/20 Lubbock TX @ Lonestar Events Center
5/21 San Antonio TX @ Rock Bottom
5/22 McAllen TX @ VFW Hall
5/23 Corpus Christi TX @ The Compound
5/24 Lewisville TX @ Fat Daddys Sound Shack
5/25 Oklahoma City OK @ The Factory
5/28 Arlington Heights IL @ Knights of Columbus
5/29 South Bend IN @ Eagles Club
5/30 Warren MI @ The Ritz
6/1 Toronto ON @ Kathedral
6/3 Manchester NH @ Rockos
6/4 Livingston NJ @ Good Times
6/7 Pittson PA @ The Italian Club
6/8 Greensboro NC @ Club Remix
6/10 Johnson City TN @ The Hideaway
6/11 Nashville TN @ The Muse
6/13 Evansville IN @ Booney Jones
6/17 Salt Lake City UT @ The Outer Rim
6/20 Santa Cruz CA @ 418 Project
Swedish metallers BLINDED COLONY have issued the following update:
"We would like to introduce and welcome a new member to of BLINDED COLONY. His name is Martin Bergman (ex-EVILDOER) and he will be the new guitar player next to Tobias [Olsson]. Of course this doesn't mean that Johan Blomström has quit the band; he will instead handle the bass from now on. You will get a proper introduction from Martin himself later on and some other really cool news."
BLINDED COLONY's sophomore CD, "Bedtime Prayers", came out in January 2007 through Pivotal Rockordings. The band followed up the release with a 38-day tour with EKTOMORF and KAYSER.
Guitarist Christofer Malmström of the Swedish thrashers DARKANE has issued the following update from the recording sessions for the group's new studio album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records:
"Here's the sixth video blog. It includes the recording of the bass and some guitar solos. Enjoy! Also, we have now decided to name the album 'Demonic Art' after one of the songs. The lyrics are based on the same theme as on 'Organic Canvas' (from our previous album 'Layers of Lies'), about an individual planning his next exhibition of flesh.
"Here are a few more song titles:
* Variations of an Eye Crush (intro)
* Still in Progress
* Leaving Existence
* Exectution 44
* The Killing of I
* Sole Survivor
* Wrong Grave (instrumental)
* Wrath Connection
* Demigod More...
Reunited Arizona-based death metallers VEHEMENCE have posted a new demo recording, "I Hate This Life", on their MySpace page.
In addition, the band has scheduled the following dates:
Apr. 26 - Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, Arizona
May 30 - G.O.T.S. 8 at the Compound - Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 31 - The Mutant House - Chino, California
Jun. 01 - The 418 Project - Santa Cruz, California
Nathan Gearhart - Vocals
Bjorn Dannov - Guitar
Mark Kozuback - Bass
Andy Schroeder - Drums
Kyle Moeller – Guitar
BROKEN TEETH, the Austin-based hard rock quintet featuring former DANGEROUS TOYS/WATCHTOWER vocalist Jason McMaster, has issued the following update:
"Due to a call back to the studio, we will have to postpone our Midwest tour. The rescheduling of these dates will commence in mid-July 2008. Sorry for the inconvenience and we understand that we have a great group of fans waiting for the 'Electric' tour."
BROKEN TEETH's latest CD, "Electric", is a collection of new and re-recorded tracks from the band's self-released albums "Broken Teeth" and "Guilty Pleasures".
New York death metallers, Severed, issue the following update on MySpace welcoming their new lead guitarist Chris Lee:
"We wanted to let all you friends and fans out there that we have filled our Lead Guitarist position. SEVERED has officially welcomed Chris Lee into the ranks. Chris Lee is here to fill in the void that you have all been waiting to see filled. He is an amazing player and an awesome guy so show him some love at the next show or on our page. We can tell already how much of a great impact he will have on this bands future."
"The few people who saw him play with us the other night for the 5 or 6 minutes we played will understand what we mean!" More...
Minneapolis’ DEAD TO FALL, which has officially split up, has posted some past live concert footage performing their perhaps prophetically entitled track "All My Heroes Have Failed Me" from a show in 2007 at Northern Lights in Albany NY.
You can view the band’s live videos at The Underground Video Television website.
Regarding the band’s recent break up vocalist Jonathan Hunt stated: "DEAD TO FALL is no more. After nine years, it's time to say goodbye. There really isn't an easy way to say this, but the DEAD TO FALL machine broke beyond repair . . . . I guess the financial, personal, and emotional strains wore some of us down and caused a violent collapse."
"After a show in Wisconsin, Logan [Kelly, guitar] and Chad [M. Fjerstad, bass] quit this past weekend. I won't go into the whole 'behind-the-music-band-break-up' scenario, but it was a night filled with retarded actions and words. The rest of us don't want to go through yet another major lineup change and really are just ready for a new chapter in our lives."
New Jersey metallers, Delian League issue the following message on their MySpace page:
"ONE MONTH away until we release the new songs!! Recording is all finished and now we are mixing everything. We are very pleased with the cover art and sound quality. Both came out WAY better than planned and we can't thank the people responsible enough for their amazing work."
"Just a reminder: ALSO in one month besides these sexually arousing new songs is a video interview, music video, and gigantic announcement that will forever alter the DL world for the better."