Metal News for April 14, 2007
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Sancrosanct Records (a division of Raging Storm) has entered a deal with Lansing, Michigan based Christian metalcore band Remembrance. Remembrance is set to record a new album with Indiana's Blackdove Studios, with a release date to be announced soon.
States Raging Storm Records founder "J" Scannell, "This band has been a friend of Raging Storm for some time, and instrumental in getting the Sancrosanct imprint up and running as soon as it is."
Seventh Rule Recordings has signed The Makai to their roster. The Makai, from Chico, California will release their first full length "The End of All You Know" in late July on Seventh Rule Recordings. The album will contain 10 tracks.
Forming roughly three years ago, The Makai immediately found an audience within the booming punk rock and metal scene in Chico. Having embarked on an American tour in the summer of 2006, which brought them to two-thirds of the country, the band enjoyed opening slots for such fabled metal groups as Dillinger Escape Plan, High on Fire and Goatwhore. In early 2006, The Makai were awarded a Cammie when they were voted Critic's Choice for Best Band by the Chico News & Review, while guitarist Zeke Rogers was crowned Local Badass via his unwavering support and dedication to Northern California music and community. (Rogers is the founder of the local rock show database Chicolist.com, as well as having been a member or founder of many successful Northern California bands.)
The Makai are gearing up for a late spring/ early summer 2007 tour and are playing along with Seventh Rule labelmates Indian at this year's Emissions from the Monolith Festival at Emo's in Austin, TX May 24-27.
Two new Blood Freak tracks ahve been posted online from the horror metalers. Go to Razorback Records myspace page to hear the new song "Cleavage Cleaver", featuring lyrics written by Sly of Fondlecorpse. Then, you can hear "Don't Metal With Satan" on the BLOOD FREAK fan MySpace page.
BLOOD FREAK "Multiplex Massacre" CD will be out late April on Razorback Records.
Sancrosanct Records has officially announced the inclusion of it's newest band to their family of artists. Washington State's If But For One is a studio project of David Rummelhart and Mark Christensen, both veterans of underground metal for a number of years. With studio sessions from Chuck Smith on lead guitars, and additional vocals and mixing by Brad Kennaugh, the band was able to create a powerful, inspirational, and outright brutal collection of music.
Calling on even more resources, the band's debut CD has been mastered by Dharok of Sympathy and Fear Dark Records, with CD artwork by Rexorcist Designs. "Through the Storm" will release on July 10, 2007 with pre-orders are availabe now at www.sancrosanct.com.
Quebec doom metallers MOONLYGHT's newly recorded album, Shining, was mastered in March at Tailor Maid in Sweden with Peter In De Betou (DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, KATATONIA). According to a band update: "We expect to release Shining later this Spring via an as-yet-undetermined label. We will let you know about it in time."
Shining was recorded at Nokturn Studio by Sébastien Groleau and Moonlyght in 2006 and features the following tracks:
'Middle', 'Falling', 'Downfall', 'Hazard', 'Malediction', 'Penitent', 'Messiah', 'Radiance', 'Perils', ' Parallels'.
Italian symphonic power metal act THY MAJESTIE have issued the following update:
"All right folks, after a little break and some day to think, the time has come to explain how our situation is at the moment. A few days ago some news about the split with Dario Grillo (vocals) was issued. We want to say that it is not correct to publish such news without hearing our word, in as much as there was none about that in our website!!! As they were amateur webzines we chose not to pay any attention."
"Let’s get to the point: after eight years with Thy Majestie, three recorded CDs, much sacrifice and time together Giovanni Santini (guitar) has left the band. We won’t explain his reasons, though if he would like he could reply by sending us an e-mail that will be shown in this site. We are sorry for that and we wish Giovanni all the best. Thank you Giovanni." More...
Savannah's A Girl A Gun A Ghost will be entering the studio with Lee March and Andy Riley (Fight Paris, Far Less). The band will be recording a 14 track concept album entitled "Through The Eyes Of Ahab." According to the band, the album's theme revolves around the classical struggles of Ahab and tackles such issues as religion, humanity, and godliness. The album is due out in July via Hotfoot Records.
Here's the track listing:
1. Lion In Your Lap, Lover In Your Arms
2. Lizard In The Lights
3. Bear Witness
4. Street Rat's Eyes
5. The Ivory Tusk
7. Spider Inside Her
8. Pangolin Dreams
9. Shake! Rattle(snake)! And Roll!
10. ...Of The Alaskan King
11. Horse Latitudes (part 2)
12. Beware The Tales Of Scorpians
14. The Fox Is Restless
Couchpotato b-movie goremetallers FONDLECORPSE have posted a new song entitled “What’s In The Basket?” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off their upcoming Blood And Popcorn MCD, which will be released later this year through Razorback Records.
SODOM have confirmed that they will launch the ‘Persecution Across Australia Tour‘ this June, with support coming from various local acts across all dates. Confirmed shows are as follows:
June 8 - Melbourne, Australia @ The HiFi Bar
June 9 - Hobart, Australia @ The Republic
June 11 - Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers Live
June 13 - Brisbane, Australia @ Club Phoenix
June 15 - Sydney, Australia @ Gaelic Club
MERCENARY’s new video for the track ‘My World is Ending’ is now online and can be viewed here. For the TV debut, check out the MERCENARY hosted special edition of Headbangers Ball on Danish MTV on April 19, with a full interview and more. More...
Swedish grinders EXHALE will be embarking on a short U.S. tour next month. The following are the first dates to be released:
May 18 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards
May 19 - Freeport, NY @ Odin’s Tavern
May 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest V)
Norwegian metallers NOCTURNAL BREED have inked a deal with Agonia Records for the release of their new album, "Fields of Rot", due in June 2007. The CD's title cut is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Other songtitles set to appear on the album include "Iron Bitch", "Invasion of the Bodythrashers" and "Wicked, Vicious and Violent".
In other news, NOCTURNAL BREED will join forces with Chicago's USURPER for several European tour dates in October/November. More details will be made available soon.
Sean Entrikin of PRYMARY will fill in for REDEMPTION guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk for several dates on the latter band's upcoming U.S. tour with DREAM THEATER.
Said Dyk: "For those of you aware of my rather demanding 'day job,' I personally will be making as many of these shows as possible (hopefully the significant majority of them). For the dates where I am unable to make it, we will be fortunate to have the talents of Sean Entrikin of PRYMARY taking my place. The rest of the band will be there at all dates."
REDEMPTION supporting DREAM THEATER:
July 27 - Gibson Amphitheater - Los Angeles, CA
July 30 - E Center - Salt Lake City, UT
July 31 - Paramount Theater - Denver, CO
Aug. 07 - Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Aug. 09 - State Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 10 - Rosemont Theater - Chicago, IL
Aug. 11 - Tower City Amphitheater - Cleveland, OH
Aug. 21 - Bank Of America Pavillion - Boston, MA
INTO ETERNITY will also be on the bill.
Danish metallers PYRAMAZE and former ICED EARTH singer Matt Barlow have issued separate statements confirming that Barlow has joined the group as its new frontman following the departure of Lance King.
Commented PYRAMAZE guitarist/songwriter Michael Kammeyer: "I'm very happy to finally announce our new singer. Matthew Barlow (former vocalist of the American metal band ICED EARTH) will be taking over the job as PYRAMAZE vocalist.
"I've been in dialogue with Matt about his comeback for a few months now, and after we've been getting to know each other better and doing a few test demos where Matt has re-recorded a couple of our old songs, we've come to the conclusion that we are a perfect match. I've always regarded Matt as one of the very best voices in metal, and I was (as any other fan of his incredible voice) saddened by his departure from the metal scene a few years ago. Therefore I'm proud to say that Matt is back, stronger than ever, and from now on officially a part of the PYRAMAZE Fellowship. We are currently in a song-writing mode, and we expect to enter the studio early 2008 with Matt behind the mic. I hope and believe that old as well as new fans will welcome Matt into the PYRAMAZE line-up. I now leave you with these great news, and with Matt's statement below." More...
Delian League have posted the following update on their myspace page regarding their recent line up changes:
"We have two new additions to the band and our upcoming show (May 25th) will be our first show with this new lineup."
"Mike, our new guitarist, joined us over our hiatus and has contributed a lot towards our new material. Rich & Dave used to teach him guitar years ago and he has kept practicing ever since, so his style and ability fits us perfectly."
"Chris, our new singer, joined us a couple of months ago...we have been auditioning singers for a while and Chris also fits our sound very well."
"We wish both our former singer Jude and former guitarist Dave the best of luck and we're looking forward to showing you what these new guys can do."