Metal News for April 15, 2009
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Nine Inch Nails has announced new tour dates added for Paris and Athens. The details are as follows:
Paris, France [Zenith]
07 July 2009
On sale 20 April, presale 17 April @ 5pm
Athens, Greece [Vrahon Theater]
20 July 2009
On Sale 24 April, presale 21 April @ 5pm
Those are in addition to these recently announced European dates: More...
Japan’s Argument Soul has announced a distribution deal with Australian based company Amphead Music to release their latest LP, "Conflict of Crisis." The deal will coincide with the band's two-stop Australian tour, which will hit up Melbourne on May 1st at the Northcote Social Club, and Sydney on May 2nd at The Gaelic Club.
Recently, Amphead Music has taken a broader step into the heavy metal realm, with Australian bands like Dreadnaught, The Eternal and Hatchet Dawn all being distributed online and in stores through Amphead, and their parent company, American-based The Orchard.
Argument Soul - Australian Tour, May 2009:
Fri 1st May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne w/ Dreadnaught, The Ocularis Infernum
Sat 2nd May – The Gaelic Club, Sydney w/ Vanishing Point, Paindivision, Dred, Inslain and Sedition
New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Crimson Management and The Syndicate have announced the Second Annual Metal Insider Summit on April 17, 2009. The Metal Insider Summit is an interactive, educational conference consisting of two panels where fans and the metal music industry can engage, share ideas and help further the scene. The Metal Insider Summit will give fans an opportunity to meet key members in the business and gain valuable insight on how to start their own careers. It will also give labels, managers, agents, endorsers, publishers, media promoters, bands and more the chance to interact with the people who buy their albums, tickets and merchandise.
Admission is free with an RSVP at MetalInsider.net and a ticket to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, or appropriate proof of purchase. Those unable to attend will be able to partake and contribute with exclusive coverage at MetalInsider.net, MetalSucks.net and MetalInjection.net in the days following the event.
"I am very excited to moderate again this year at the Metal Insiders Summit at New England Metal Fest," says Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel. "Last year was a lot of fun and I felt we had a great panel and discussion. I look forward to another great year, see you there!"
Mass Concerts' Scott Lee, participating in the Summit for the second year in a row, encourages casual fans and aspiring professionals alike to join. "If you are a fan or are interested in getting into the music business this is the place to be. Mass Concerts is proud to have The Metal Summit as part of the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest," adds Lee.
Details for the Metal Insider Summit are as follows: More...
Argentina based progressive power metal band Auvernia released their debut full-length album "Towards Eternity" last year through Nightmare Records. Drummer Juan and vocalist/guitarist Fernando spoke with me about the new material they are working on and what the metal scene is like in Argentina.
Testament has announced a run of summer tour dates in Europe and Japan. Here are the latest tour dates:
07/02 – ZWOLLE, HOLLAND - HEDON
07/03 - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – SOUNDOCK 14
07/04 – TOMIN, SLOVENIA – METALCAMP FESTIVAL
07/05 – ROME,ITALY- IPPODROME - co headline w/ Fear Factory
07/06 – RIMINI, ITALY - VELVET - co headline w/ Fear Factory
07/07 – PADOVA, ITALY
07/09 – KILAFORS, SWEDEN - ROCKWEELAND FESTIVAL (Second Stage)
07/10 – KVINESDALE, NORWAY - ROCK FESTIVAL
07/12 – KRACKOW, POLAND - KNOCKOUT FESTIVAL
07/13 – TBA- CZECH
07/14 – TBA – SLOVAKIA
07/15 – TBA – MACEDEONIA
07/16 – BEGRADE, SERBIA – TBA
07/17 – TOKAJ, HUNGRY – HEGYALJA FESTIVAL
07/19 - MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY II
07/20 – SHEFFIELD, UK - CORPORATION
07/21 – GLASGOW, UK - GARAGE
07/22 – NEWCASTLE, UK - ACADEMY
07/23 – BRISTOL, UK - ACADEMY
07/24 – LONDON, UK - SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
07/25 – BIRMINGHAM, UK - ACADEMY
07/27 – ATHENS, GREECE - OLYMPIC FENCING ARENA
07/28 – TBA - TURKEY
07/29 – TBA - TURKEY
07/31 – WACKEN, GERMANY – WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL
08/02 – HELSINKI, FINLAND - ANKKA ROCK FESTIVAL
08/04 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - TBA
08/05 – BERLIN, GERMANY - TBA
08/06 – POZNAN, POLAND - TBA
08/07 - PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA - BRUTAL ASSAULT
08/08 – DEINZE, BELGIUM – ALCATRAZ FESTIVAL
09/17 – OSAKA, Japan – BIG CAT - w/ Kreator
09/19 - KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
09/20 - KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
09/21 - NAGOYA, Japan - ELL
San Diego metallers, CAGE, have posted a sample of their new song "Planet Crusher" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's fifth album, "Science Of Annihilation," which is scheduled for release on May 22 through Music Buy Mail. Also on the band’s MySpace page is a radio-ad spot revealing parts of additional material from the upcoming CD. The CD will be available for purchase while Cage is on their European tour. More...
Las Vegas' Molotov Solution has posted two new songs, “Living Proof “and “The Harbinger,” to their MySpace page. The two songs come off of “The Harbinger,” the band's sophomore album and Metal Blade debut album, which will be released everywhere on June 9th. More...
The organizers of the British leg of this years Sonisphere festival have announced that four more bands will be joining the bill at Knebworth. Welsh alternative rockers Feeder will be performing at the event, as will Skindred, Frank Turner and Taking Back Sunday. The lineup for the festival, which will be held between August 1st-2nd, is now as follows:
Alice In Chains
Bullet For My Valentine
Lamb Of God
Nine Inch Nails
Taking Back Sunday
Hardcore metal group Hatebreed has posted their new music video online for their cover of the Slayer song, "Ghosts Of War." You can check it out below. The song comes from Hatebreed's forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" which will be released on May 3rd and was originally featured on the classic Slayer album, "South Of Heaven." More...
Necronomicon has issued the following statement about posting online a video for their song "The Time Is Now:"
"Hail to all of you friends. Necronomicon is proud to present the video clip of THE TIME IS NOW, first clip of the up coming new album The Return of the Witch, produced by Benoit Nantel (Ghoulunatics,Urban Alien, Les Écorchés) who worked at is best to capture the band atmosphere and power . The band is really satisfy of the result and plan to work with him again in a near future. Thanks for your support and enjoy the clip."
The video can be viewed below. More...
Front man Nergal of Polish metallers Behemoth has issued the following update about the name of the band's upcoming ninth studio album:
"I've had this title in my head for almost a year now and it grew on me. It sounds nothing but powerful and epic which perfectly mirrors the essence of the new album. Evangelion comes from a Greek word ‘Spreading the word of God' or ‘spreading the good news'...oh well, you already know that we love to play with the meanings and symbolism. We're here to show you our interpretation of what Evangelion really is."
Norwegian black metallers Ancient have issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates in Spain:
"After a 3- year long break, Ancient is starting to prepare a comeback to the scene. With Nick Barker behind the drums, the band is planning a serious and strong return to the metal scene. The band will be touring again this spring in Spain. The band will also soon confirm dates in the following areas : Portugal, Italy, East Europe. More news to follow soon!"
The first confirmed dates are as follows:
4/17 2009 Sala La Nau Barcelona, Barcelona
4/18 2009 360 Mondragon
4/19 2009 Sala Ritmo y Compás Madrid, Madrid
4/20 2009 Sala Stereo Alicante, Alicante
Spanish black metallers Gothmog have issued the following announcement about replacing their bassist:
"DARHEN, who has been our bassist up to now, has decided to leave the band due to personal facts. From the band we wish him all the best and good luck in his future projects.....
"Replacing him we are proud to present Tino Verdú Domenech (NAMMTAR) as the new bassist of Gothmog who has fitted perfectly to the band and will debut live on the next tour as guests of Ancient."
New Zealand metallers Dawn of Azazel have issued the following update about streaming two new tracks on their MySpace page:
"We've been uncharacteristically quiet for the last few months. We have been carefully assembling getting all the necessary pieces together for album 3. However this is now behind us and we therefore want to present 2 new tracks from our forthcoming album "I Relentless" and "The Flames of Failure".
"The album is now completed and we are negotiating its release at present. More info on that soon. In the meantime we are super hyped to be hitting the road again with our good mates from Krisiun in a week throughout New Zealand and Australia. We will be playing several new songs on this tour so come check it out. See you there!"
Just For Fun
Unearth's Ken Susi has created a video for Little Girl's Club's "I Want Candy." The song was written and recorded by Ken Susi, performed by Alison, video produced by Punchdance. You can watch the video below. More...
Rob Zombie has issued the following statement about his upcoming movie "H2" not being a remake of the Halloween 2:
"Although you've asked over five hundred questions many of them are the same questions over and over. So here's the answer to the first question that keeps getting asked. - Is this movie a remake of Halloween 2?
"The answer is no. This movie has nothing to do with the movie that came out back in 1981. The only thing slightly the same is my film has a brief hospital scene at the top of the film and even that is 100% different. These are all new characters and all new situations. This is not a remake of a sequel, this is the continuing story of the Halloween I started. So hopefully that clears up that confusion.
"Now I present a killer moment from the above mentioned hospital scene."
Amorphis has issued the following announcement that they are seeking fan artwork for their website:
"In time for the release of Skyforger next month, both this MySpace profile and the Amorphis homepage will appear in a new look. As a new feature, the latter will include a collection of Amorphis-related artwork - paintings, tattoos, tribute video clips, poetry... - created by fans. Your contributions are welcome!
Kreator have issued the following statement about their music appearing in a PETA virtual game:
"Hey everyone -
"Kreator have now been added to the Global East Rock Festival in Kiev on August 1st!
Viking metal band Tyr are currently streaming the new song "Northern Gate" on their MySpace page. The song comes from their upcoming album "By The Light Of The Northern Star," which will be released in Europe through Napalm Records on May 29th.
Israeli metallers Salem have issued the following update about releasing footage of their time in the recording studio:
"Join Salem on their journey to record their seventh release "Playing God". The first installment has been uploaded, documenting Nir Nakav, our drummer's final days before entering the recording studio."
The video can be viewed below. More...
Norwegian gothic metallers Trail of Tears are currently streaming online the new song "Once Kissed By The Serpent (Twice Bitten By Truth)" on their MySpace page. The song comes from their upcoming album "Bloodstained Endurance," which will be released via Napalm Records on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America.
Seattle's "splatter rock" band The Accused have issued the following announcement about signing to Southern Lord records:
"The Accused have just signed a multi-album agreement with Southern Lord Records who are headquartered in Los Angeles, CA The Accused will be recording their next full length album in Seattle next week; working with Producer Billy Anderson (Mr. Bungle, Neurosis, etc)
"The CURSE of Martha Splatterhead" LP and CD by The Accused is scheduled to be released on Southern Lord Records, AUGUST 2009. The CURSE of Martha Splatterhead" will be their first full-length studio album in 4 years; "Oh Martha!" being their previous in 2005; The CURSE of Martha Splatterhea" will contain a reported 14 new killer Splatter Rock tracks
"The Accused will be making several live appearances in support of their new opus; including a freshly announced slot on stage with CORRUPTED and THORR's HAMMER at SuperSonic Festival in Birmingham, England July 25, 2009; Google 'Supersonic Festival' for more info. More...
Madder Mortem has issued the following update about recording footage for an upcoming music video:
"The band footage for the first video for "Eight Ways" was recorded Sunday 12th April in Oslo. The video will be for the song "Armour", and will be a combination of band footage and 2D animation (direction by Arnfinn Moseng and art direction by Negar Bagheri). Keep an eye out for further updates - this'll be something very unusual and beautiful, and very much Madder Mortem!"
Vancouver based metallers Cradle To Grave recently recorded a cover version of the Nazareth song "Miss Misery" for a now defunct Nazareth tribute project, which was scheduled for release sometime in 2009. The track is now available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
The all-covers Manny Charlton produced release was to celebrate Nazareth's career filled with exclusive recordings, rumored to include Metallica "Please Don't Judas Me" and Guns And Roses "Holy Roller" among others heavyweights. The project has now been shelved.
"Miss Misery" was recorded at Screen Machine Studios in Surrey, BC and mixed and mastered by Devin Townsend at his Black Cat Studio location. Mr. Townsend also contributed his vocal abilities to the track which also featured Papa Cass from Burning Churches on lead guitar.
Harmonix and MTV Games have made "Chinese Democracy," the sixth and most recent album from Guns N’ Roses, available in its entirety to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content. The album was made available on XBOX Live and Wii yesterday, April 14, 2009 and will be available on Playstation 3 on Thursday, April 16.
The highly anticipated November 2008 release of Chinese Democracy was Guns N’ Roses’ first official music release in 15 years. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, at #2 on the UK Albums chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on February 3, 2009. "Chinese Democracy" has already sold nearly three million copies.
The Rock Band Music Store lineup features 13 songs from "Chinese Democracy." With "Shackler’s Revenge" from "Chinese Democracy" already featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack, the DLC album includes the following tracks: More...
Bloodsoaked is releasing its new album "Sadistic deeds…Grotesque Memories" on 4/19/09. The "one man killing machine" that is Bloodsoaked has already made a video for the first single from the new album, titled "Rotting In Filth." You can see this video below.
The track list is as follows:
01. Rotting In Filth
03. Existence Denied
04. Grotesque Memories
05. Rise With Me
07. My Own God
08. Unborn Horror
09. Blind Date Beating
10. Gates To Hell (Obituary Cover) More...
Florida technical metal band, ATHEIST will be touring North American this July with THE FACELESS, Psyopus, The Agonist, and Gnostic. GNOSTIC, is a band made up of 3/4 of ATHEIST’s members. Atheist and Gnostic drummer Steve Flynn comments on the tour:
"We're absolutely thrilled to be doing this tour with such an incredible lineup of brutal technical bands. This bill is going to just peel your face off. Not only are all the bands insanely technical and heavy, but the lineup also covers a broad spectrum of style - from the almost avant-garde sound of PSYOPUS to the straight up technical death metal sounds of GNOSTIC and ATHEIST. Then you throw in the more modern break-neck technicality, unrivaled musicianship and speed of THE FACELESS, and the brutality of THE AGONIST, and you've got yourself one hell of a night. This will also be somewhat experimental in the world of technical death metal, as 3 of us (me on drums, Chris Baker on Guitars, and Jonathan Thompson on bass (in GNOSTIC) and guitars (in ATHEIST)) are in two bands and playing TWO shows per night. I can't recall a similar situation in technical death metal. It will be a marathon-esque physical and mental exercise. This tour will also be GNOSTIC's debut to the world as we're supporting our first release via Season of Mist: 'Engineering the Rule' in July." More...
Liverpool's crossover thrashers SSS are currently gearing up for a UK tour in a couple of weeks with Canadian punks CANCER BATS.
SSS bassist MARK MAGILL reports on what the band have been up to since the release of their critically acclaimed second album, "THE DIVIDING LINE," last year:
"It's been a while since we've been out and about, so we can't wait to hit the road this month. Dave had a baby, I insulated my loft, Foxy has been making brownies and Pete has been researching the dynamics of paper airplanes. We've also written 14 new songs for our next record and they're getting so short, fast and heavy it's ridiculous. Come down and say hello!" More...
Solid State Records band The Chariot is releasing "Wars And Rumors Of Wars" on May 5, 2009. If you pre-order this album you will also get a free bottle of "Hot And The Rumors Of Hot" hot sauce, which supposedly was custom made for the new album. Watch the "Hot And Rumors of Hot" below. More...
Right after the mixing and mastering of the new album "Unborn Again" with producer / engineer extraordinaire Harris Johns ( Sodom, Sepultura, Helloween, etc ), legendary New Jersey Thrashers WHIPLASH will unleashed their brand new album for the very first time at a listening party in Berlin, Germany.
The event will be held at the infamous Brutz & Brakel Pub located at Friedrichshain, Berlin on 17th and 18th April 2009.
New Jersey folk metallers, Windfaerer, featuring members of Grimus, At Rest, and Skies Devoured, have posted new songs from their debut demo, "Glorybound," on their MySpace page. The songs, "In the Wake of War" and "The Great Fire," were recorded, mixed and mastered at Frightbox Studios with Bobby Torres.
Stream of Passion is thrilled to present their fans with their new drummer: Martijn Peters. Martijn earned his extraordinary skills by playing and touring with bands like novAct, Backwater and Stentorian. He joined Stream of Passion just in time to play with them on the upcoming dates in support of their highly anticipated new album “The Flame Within”.
In addition, Stream of Passion relaunched their new MySpace and a new song entitled “When you hurt me the most” which is available for the fans’ listening pleasure.