Metal News for April 16, 2011
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Kamelot has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent Latin American tour dates:
"Hello Kamelotians! We are just back from a whirlwind tour of Latin America. We had an amazing time and we are already missing all you that shared the nights with us. One thing is for sure, we will be back as soon as possible to party with you again.
"We would like to thank all the fans that met us at the airport, hotels and our the concert halls, thanks to all the promoters involved, our amazing crew (see you in a few days for Europe), and our course Fabio, Simone and Elize for their fantastic job on stage with us. The final show in Mexico City was a great high note to the tour, see you all very soon!! Next up, Europe – get ready to rumble!"
Kamelot has also announced an upcoming North American tour. Details are available at this location.
I Spit Ashes has issued the following brief announcement about gearing up to enter Kohlekeller Studios to commence the recording of a new album:
"Yes, it's done! Starting in June, we will nest in the coal cellar and run through with the work on our debut album! You can expect the release this summer. All other details and of course a small studio diary will be posted here. Stay tuned!"
Additional details on the album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out several of the band's songs by heading over to the I Spit Ashes MySpace page.
Cyprus power metal act Arrayan Path, which recently changed names from Arryan Path, has issued the following update about a guest vocalist appearing on the band's new album:
"As promised, we're back with the announcement concerning the guest vocalist on our upcoming album, 'Ira Imperium', to be released in September this year. So, without further delay, it is with great pleasure that we announce that Sir Tony Martin will make a unique contribution to the album with his incredible voice.
"We are truly humbled to have worked with this amazing singer, one of our all-time favourites! His singing has always been (and still is) out of this world and of course this is also evident in his performance on the song 'Ira Imperium (The Damned) where he and Nicholas do an incredible duet'. Again, a great pleasure and honour for us and THANK YOU Tony!"
Many of the headbangers who play Ozzfest every year often describe the traveling circus as a “summer camp.” The annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass. - now in its 13th year - has a similar familial vibe and is more like a family reunion than a concert.
Last night at The Palladium in Worcester, it was a hardcore party as a who's who of the fertile Massachusetts metal scene turned out to check out the long-awaited U.S. reunion of seminal Boston band Blood for Blood. Among the crew hanging out to watch B4B tear it up were Shadows Fall's Brian Fair, Unearth's Ken Susi, Cannae/Death Ray Vision drummer Colin Conway, Acaro frontman Chris Harrell (formerly of Burn in Silence) and Colin Campbell of Colin of Arabia, among others.
The aging theater was packed to the rafters as B4B took the stage. There was a lot of pre-show hype for this one as the band has been destroying it across Europe – and they didn't disappoint.
From the bitter anger of “Pissing All Over Your Hopes and Dreams” to the violent cacophony of “Some Kind of Hate,” the band incited a near-riot on the floor as an old-school Boston circle pit opened up and swallowed anyone within arms' length. Suffice to say there were some busted faces in the crowd by the end of the set - and plenty of ringing ears this morning.
Bury Your Dead, another Massachusetts-bred metalcore band, followed with an equally eardrum-shattering set that continued the chaos and set the stage for Brooklyn thugcore kings Biohazard. Long a favorite in Boston – the guys have a tight bond with many in the Boston/Brockton, Mass. hardcore scene – Biohazard's distorted groove exploded from the speakers and the pit erupted in intensity once again.
Playing a mix of classics and a couple tracks from their new, as-yet-untitled album, the crew was in top form. The show was a good warm-up for what's sure to be a busy year of touring, including a top slot on the June 10-12 Download Festival in the U.K.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to head back for today's reunion, which includes Skeletonwitch, 3 Inches of Blood, Lazarus A.D., Dying Fetus, Hatebreed, Job for a Cowboy, Carnifex, Born of Osiris and Between the Buried and Me. Many of the local rock stars were expected back today to check out Times of Grace, the latest side project from Massachusetts' Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage.
On April 30th in Toronto, ON at Hard Luck Bar (812 Dundas Street W), six brutal assaulting bands from Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa will come together for an aural destruction to the masses. But before they hit the stage, they are giving fans a sneak preview of what's to come in a free download of the Death Metal Decapitation compilation.
Here's the tracklisting:
1. Accursed Spawn - "Date Rape Psycosis" (2:38)
2. Archspire - "Deathless Ringing" (4:44)
3. Insurrection - "Fracture" (5:39)
4. Wretchedpain - "The Dawn of Ambition" (4:12)
5. Xyphos - "What Comes Next" (4:11)
6. Strings of Ares - "3 Seeds of Hate" (6:37)
The show details are as follows:
Saturday April 30th 2011 @ The Hard Luck Bar
812 Dundas Street W, Toronto ON
Meliah Rage has issued the following announcement about a lineup change and working on a new album:
"It's been quite some months since we updated this page, so it's time to catch up with things and tell you what's been going on in the Meliah camp recently.
"First of all, Paul Souza has returned to the band to record our new full length CD as well as our first ever cover song, 'Halo of Flies' (originally on Alice Cooper's 1971 classic 'Killer' LP). The song will be a bonus track on the soon to be re-released remix of 2004's 'Barley Human' (that will be officially called 'Barely Human Remix').
"Our original singer Mike Munro has become very dedicated to his church and recently spent time volunteering in Haiti - he felt these and other missions of goodwill would not allow him the flexibility of schedule to tour with Meliah Rage.
"We feel very fortunate that we have the ability to work with Paul again, complete this CD and play some shows. Souza was the singer when we toured with Metal Church across the U.S. in 2007.
"Our next album will be called 'Dead To The World' and is slated for a July release (the label to put it out will be announced very soon). It will coincide with our (first in 21 years) visit in Europe: we'll play at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany on July 29th. We're currently looking for other shows possibilities too. As far as the new album is concerned: we've already tracked all instruments and we're very excited about how things are progressing. All that remains now are the vocals!"
David Ellefson of Megadeth has checked in with a video update from the Tel Aviv stop of the European Carnage tour. You can check out the clip below.
You can also find a video clip of David Ellefson appearing at a Hartke Bass clinic by heading over to this location.
Australian act The Crevices Below has announced the band's debut album will be released through Swedish label Nordvis and is titled "Below The Crevices."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Below The Crevices
2. The Tombs of Subterranea
3. A Grand Cavernous Awakening
4. Whispers Of Sorrow
5. Trapped In Suicidal Depths
6. Carrying The Cries of The Lost
You can also check out the song "A Grand Cavernous Awakening" by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Nightrage has posted more recording studio footage online, which features vocalist Antony Hämäläinen at Arcane Digital Recordings. You can check out the clip below.
Immortal has confirmed a string of tour dates in Mexico and South America in October, 2011. This trek will mark the band's first South American shows since 2000. The currently announced dates are as follows:
Oct. 7, 2011 - Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
Oct. 11, 2011 - Bogotà, Colombia - Palacio Deportes
Oct. 13, 2011 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caupolican
Oct. 15, 2011 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Flores
Oct. 18, 2011 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Carioca Club
You can also check out Metalunderground.com's look at Immortal as part of the "Sunday Old School" series at this location.
Guitarist Bielem of Poland's Sinful Souls has checked in with the following update about the band shooting a new music video:
"Hail, on the 15th pf May Sinful Souls starts working on a new video from the LP 'Ludus Cartorum.' All videos have been made by Smerf 'Legrys Studio,' we are convinced that the end effect will be awesome. The band is still looking for a label."
In the mean time, you can listen to several tracks from the band available for streaming through the official Sinful Souls MySpace page.