Metal News for April 17, 2010
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15 news articles posted on this day.
STINKING LIZAVETA will head out on the road in the month May for a U.S. tour for a couple of weeks. Here are the latest tour dates:
Fri May 7th Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Sat May 8th Baltimore, MD @ Golden West w/ Pilgrim
Sun May 9th Richmond, VA @ The Triple w/ Suzikiton and Lord By Fire
Mon May 10th Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone w/ Sons of Tonatiuh
Tue May 11th Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
Wed May 12th Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Thu May 13th New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
Fri May 14th Lafayette, LA @ Sadie's
Sun May 16th Dallas, TX @ Lounge on Elm St.
Mon May 17th Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Wed May 19th Madison, WI @ Frequency
Thu May 20th Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Fri May 21st Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following road report:
"We are on our way from Helsinki to Oslo/Norway where we will play the last show of this tour. The scenery is quite impressive as we are actually plowing through the Nordic ice! Our last report ended in Lissabon 10 days ago where we had a great show and met a lot of cool fans. After that we had to endure extreme boredom on a 36 hour drive to Dortmund. The score so far on the trip to Dortmund:
- 5 full length movies
- two seasons of Simpsons
- countless piles of awful gas station food
- about 3000 liters of beer and other assorted alcoholic beverages
- 3 tour bus drivers fully absorbed with driving
- a shitload of bad jokes
"Germany: After enjoying the hot weather in Portugal, Dortmund welcomed us with the rainy and cold climate of good old Germany, but also with the long awaited ‘Special Fan edition of Njord’. One of the new songs, 'At Heavens End,' already proved to be a killer live song. After the show we had a really great spontaneous party with Kamelot and Adagio in and in front of our tour busses til the morning light. More...
Czech Republic death metallers Pandemia have updated their tour scheduled with the following upcoming dates:
5/12 2010 Praha (CZ) -Abaton with Bolt Thrower and Rotting Christ, Praha
5/13 2010 Hainichen (D) -Club Ragnarök + Waffentrager Lucifers, Nocturnal Witch, Winterblood, Hainichen/Sachsen
5/14 2010 Halle (D) Markt-Wirtschaft + Waffentrager Lucifers, Nocturnal Witch. Halle (D)
5/15 2010 Annaberg-Bucholz (D) -Gleis 3 + Waffentrager Lucifers, Nocturnal Witch. Annaberg
5/22 2010 Turzovka (SK) - Pohostinstvo na starem Ihrisku, God Defamer, Sezarbil, Inward Okr. Cadca
5/28 2010 Uh.Hradište (CZ) KD Mír + Melancholy Pessimism, Tortharry, Amobia Uh.Hradište
5/29 2010 Liptovsky Mikulaš (SK) - Kolotocovo Liptovsky Mikulaš (SK)
6/3 2010 Brezová u Sokolova (CZ) - Metal Open Air Vol.3 Brezová (near Sokolov)
7/31 2010 Bukovany u Prelouce (CZ) - Parket + Fleshless Bukovany u Prelouce
8/21 2010 Želenice u Bíliny (CZ) IL Fest + BENEDICTION, Born from Pain... Želenice
10/22 2010 Cheb (CZ) - Kass PANDEMIA + MASTER Cheb
Colorado based black metal act Acheronian Dirge has announced the band just finished the recording for the first half of a new full-length album. The recording sessions for the second half of the album are scheduled to start soon. In the mean time you can check out sample Acheronian Dirge tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Dutch black 'n rollers Heretic have checked in with the following update about taking a break from live performances to record a new album:
"Heretic quits performing live between June and November. We will take those 4 months in between to fully concentrate on the writing, rehearsing and recording of the new album. Further more we will work on providing you with a decent merchandise page where you can find a complete overview of everything that is available and most important, where and how to order it.
"The development of a special and unique stage show is also in progress and will be presented for the very first time during our first show of the new beginning of the beast that is Heretic. Even though there wont be any activity on stage for you to witness in these months of absence, we will be working very hard to make our return something worth waiting for... Now come and experience the last 3 shows for the time that is to come."
Heretic's upcoming live shows are as follows:
4/24 2010 INGOLSTADT, GERMANY
5/22 2010 LILLE, FRANCE
6/12 2010 LIETO, FINLAND
The Gates of Slumber, which recently had to cancel its planned Roadburn appearance due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, has now issued the following statement about canceling more upcoming European dates:
"Regrettably due to the situation with the volcanic eruption that is taking place in Iceland, TGoS will have to cancel out the remainder of our main land European tour for this week coming up. We are extremely sorry to do so but this is something that is totally out of our control. Right now we are focusing our attention to arrive in London by the weeks end to make the Cathedral/Church of Misery tour and as of right now, our flights are booked. Lets hope that it stays that way. We have every intention to make the Europa dates up, hopefully by the end of this summer and once we have it set in stone, we will let you all know. Once again, we are extremely sorry for canceling and by CROM, To the gods of the four winds, be damned!"
Italian deathcore act Five Days of Rain has been holed up in the recording studio to finish the band's upcoming album "Taste My Breath After The Fallout," which is slated to be released later this year via Rising Records. The band has now posted a new song online from the album, titled "Searching Within Their Memories." The new track is available for streaming through the Five Days of Rain MySpace page.
Norway's Galar released their new album "Til alle heimsens endar" through Dark Essence Records on the 1st of March, 2010. The band has now issued a statement that the album's release in Germany has been postponed until April 23rd, 2010. In the mean time you can still hear a sample track from the album, titled "Ván," via the Galar MySpace page.
The album's track listing is as follows:
3. Paa frossen mark
5. Det graa riket
6. Ingen siger vart vunnin
7. Til alle heimsens endar
Guitarist Lee Altomare of New York's The Communion passed away yesterday, April 16th 2010, due to complications from eye surgery. The band issued the following statement about his passing:
"Yesterday morning, Lee passed away due to complications from eye surgery. We are all deeply wounded, white and shaking with shock, by this sudden loss of our great friend. He brought us all together. He brought out the best in us, enabled and encouraged us to be at our absolute best in music and life. I personally cannot imagine being where i am today without all Lee put together.
"I say all this with zero hyperbole, and those who knew him best no doubt feel the same way we do at this moment. Our hearts go out to his amazing family and all his friends, as well as anyone whose supported us in the last 6 years. Know that Lee loved, appreciated, and cared about all of you very much, as do we. We'll miss you forever."
Brooklyn metallers Unearthly Trance also issued the following statement: More...
Greece's Daylight Misery has posted footage online of the band performing a cover of "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" by Type O Negative. Daylight Misery also issued the following statement about the video and the recent death of Peter Steele:
"It's like losing a friend... Losing the inspiration. Many years have passed since the first time we took in our hands the true masterpiece 'Bloody Kisses.' So dark, so depressive, so black, so melancholic, so charismatic, so influential, so unique. This time Peter Steele is dead and this is not a bad 'joke' as 5 years ago. This time we have to keep in our minds that we will not listen his recognizable voice in new songs again. Sad but true, like Type O Negative's music. Daylight Misery played a show in Athens on April 11th, 3 days before Pete's death and My Girlfriend's Girlfriend was the cover song of the set list. We are proud about it, even though we are not talents (Don't mistake lack of talent for genius) and this song is dedicated in Pete's memory. We are not as talented as you man, we are just the vandals... RIP."
Chicago's Denial Machine has posted a video online of their performance of the song "This Burden (Tortured)," which can be viewed below.
Denial Machine also has the following upcoming live shows: More...
New Jersey death metal band The Doomsday Prophecy has posted new music on their MySpace page. The new songs are
"The Brutal Truth" and "Save a Little Face."
The band comments on the recordings, "As some of you see we have posted 2 songs from our recent session, these songs will serve as your first real look into The Doomsday Prophecy. Many thanks go out to Steven Kellner for tracking and engineering this project, Ethan Bill at Room 368 studios for letting Steve use the studio to track drums, and Brendan at AI recordings for bringing it all to life."
Toronto's Scarlet Sins has announced that they have decided to disband. The band has issued the following update:
"It is with a heavy heart that we're announcing the end of Scarlet Sins."
"Sadly, in spite of all that we've accomplished prior to and beyond the release of our debut album, we've come to a point where it no longer makes sense to continue as a band. Scarlet Sins is made up of four individuals with their own ideas of where we should take our music. The deeper we got into making our second record it became more and more obvious that the dynamics just weren't there. Some of the ideas gelled, some didn't, and unfortunately some of the gaps in our thinking were too far and too deep to bridge." More...
AOL Radio Blog has a new Pain of Salvation MP3 for free download. The song is "Linoleum" and is off their upcoming album, "Road Salt One," which is due out on June 8th in North America. You can download the mp3 directly here.
The video clip from CSI: New York featuring Ozzy's new song and first single off his new album, "Let Me Hear Your Scream," has been posted online:
Ozzy's new studio album, "Scream," is due out on June 15th through Epic Records.