Metal News for April 18, 2009
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Dawn of Desolation is now writing new material and has issued an update about it:
"I just want to take a second to let everyone know of our whereabouts and future plans. After releasing our self-recorded Free EP (TEOAGE) a few months ago, and playing it out for quite a while now, we've arrived at the next point writing-wise.
"Our music is changing and fast (we are already playing material that is in-the-works for the next release)! Influences are now coming through in a manner that allows us be ourselves a little bit more. This is an awesome thing for us due to everyone in the group having such a wide taste in music.
"We plan to 'lighten up' on the shows for a little while as we have begun the writing process once more and want to dedicate all our time and focus to that. When back, we plan to venture further out and tour in the near future.
We'd also love to say 'THANK YOU' to anyone and everyone who comes out to shows, enjoys and/or hates the music, as well as to the GREAT GREAT bands we've shared stages with! It is because of all these things that we are putting so much effort in; time-wise, financially, and artistically."
German metal band Emergency Gate has posted a live clip of the the song "Life v2.0" from their latest album "Rewake." The video, which can be viewed below, is from the band's show in Greece on February 7th. More...
Finnish metallers Entwine have announced that their tour bus caught fire and was completely destroyed along with all of their gear in Ähtäri today. The band issued the following statement about the fire:
"Everyone in the band and crew are safe and ok, and they are still hoping to go and play their gig today.
"Thanks to all fans for their concern, please be assured that everyone is ok!"
Despised Icon has issued the following announcement about an upcoming string of European summer festival appearances:
"Fuck yeah! We're going back to Europe this summer! The festivals we're on are sick. We'll be sharing the stage with our buddies in The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Parkway Drive and The Acacia Strain on most of the dates. Come hang out!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
6/18 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
6/19 - tba
6/20 - Trier, Germany - Summer Blast
6/21 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
6/22 - Brugge, Belgium - Magdalenazaal
6/23 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo
6/24 - Augsburg, Germany - Kantine
6/25 - Paris, France - Batofar
6/26 - Utrecht, Holland - Helling
6/28 - Leeds, UK - Rios (Ghostfest)
6/29 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelan's
6/30 - Glasgow, Scotland - Ivory Blacks
7/1 - Newport, UK - TJs
7/2 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin
7/3 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Vainstream Beastfest
7/4 - Münster, Germany - Vainstream Rockfest
British metal band Ravens Creed, which features Ben Ward of Orange Goblin and Frzer Craske of Sabbat, has revealed the artwork for their upcoming album "Albion Thunder." The art can be viewed here.
Greek metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following update about postponing their upcoming Malaysian show:
"Rotting Christ find themselves in the unpleasant situation to announce the postpone of their forthcoming appearance in Malaysia.
"Due to what promoter appealed the band could not manage to get all the proper papers from the local authorities for the legal carrying on of the show! ....
"All we can do as a band is to send our promise to our fans there that so much has supported our band from their first steps that we are going to work hard in order to make our appearance in their country a reality and specifically in December.
"Till then….... KEEP THE HORNS RISING BROTHERS AND SISTERS"
Post-grunge band Hurt made waves in 2007 with their critically acclaimed "Vol. II" release. With lyrics that read more like poetry, both "Vol. I" and "Vol. II" drew in audiences, despite little air time. As primary songwriter, lead vocalist, and composer and violinist since the age of ten, Jay Loren offers a unique outlook and personality to his fans. I recently spoke with Loren about Hurt’s new album, "Goodbye To The Machine," which was released April 7, 2009, as well as the changes in the band’s lineup, and touring experiences. More...
New York based death metal legends Suffocation has revelealed the artwork for their forthcoming new studio album, "Blood Oath." You can check it out at this location. The album will be released in North America on July 7th and in Europe on July 3rd through Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was once again created by Jon Zig, who was the artist behind the bands self-titled album.
Canadian progressive thrash band Voivod has announced that they have signed to Relapse Records to release their forthcoming fifteenth album, "Infini." The album will be released in North America on June 23rd. As usual, the album art will be designed by drummer Michel "Away" Langevin. All bass parts were recorded by Jason "Jasonic" Newsted but original bassist Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault will be performing with the band on the bands upcoming summer festival tour.
Epica has uploaded two teasers from their upcoming live album, The Classical Conspiracy," on the band's Myspace. One contains extracts of the classical set (metal adaptations of famous classical and filmmusic songs) and the other is a medley of Epica songs. Check the songs out here.
The double live CD will be released on May 8, 2009 (Europe) and May 19, 2009 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded in Miskolc, Hungary, on June 14 2008 during the Miskolc International Opera Festival. The band performed a 45-minute set of metal adaptations of classical songs and movie soundtracks, accompanied by the orchestra and choir as well as symphonic versions of its own songs (including a few orchestral songs from singles and "The Score," which had never been played live before).
Disbanded Long Island, NY brutal death metal band, Biolich, has posted the following update:
"Although Biolich has no plans to reunite, we have posted 3 of our demos and our EP, 'the space between home and today,' for free download with links at our MySpace page. Also available is a limited edition cassette entitled 'urinal mints,' which collects unreleased material from the bands 9 year career, and T shirts. Thanks for your time.-Will"
Finland's Amberian Dawn are currently streaming samples from their upcoming album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder" online. The samples can be heard using the player below. More...
Norwegian death metal band Blood Red Throne issued the following update about performing at Norway's Inferno Festival last week:
"First day of Inferno and we just had to set the standard. It was 7 years since the last time we played here and we were ready to unleash hell. Besides a crappy sound check and also not expecting too many people, we were met by an almost overcrowded venue screaming for Blood Red Throne. This was such an inspiration and we hit it off from the very beginning. The playing was great, the sound was great and the audience made mosh pits, stage dived and shouted for more. The feedback was totally overwhelming during and after the show and we had a great time indeed!"
Blood Red Throne's upcoming new album, "Souls of Damnation" is due to be released by Earache Records on June 1st in Europe and June 30th in the USA. The full track listing for the album is as follows:
01. The Light, The Hate
03. Throne Of Damnation
04. Human Fraud
06. Your Cold Flesh
07. Prove Yourself Dead
08. Not Turgenjev, But Close
09. Ten Steps Of Purgatory
10. Manifest Of Lies*
11. Affiliated With The Suffering*
(* limited edition bonus tracks)
Norwegian black metallers 1349 have announced that their upcoming studio album will be titled "Revelations of the Black Flame."
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
2. Serpentine Sibilance
4. Maggot Fetus...Teeth Like Thorns
7. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
9. At the Gate...