Metal News for April 2, 2011
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Avenged Sevenfold has announced two Italian shows this summer following their May tour with Bullet For My Valentine. Here are the newly announced Italian tour dates:
June 07 - Treviso Palaverde, Codroipo, Italy
June 21 - Fiesta Ippodromo Capannelle, Rome, Italy
Slovenian metalcore band Frame has posted a video clip online for the song "Monsters." You can check out the clip in the player below.
A video clip has been posted online of Barren Earth performing the song "Forlorn Waves" live at the Opera House in Toronto, Canada. You can check out the footage below.
Metalunderground.com also recently conducted an interview with Barren Earth's Kasper Martenson about the band's recent North American tour. You can check out the interview here.
The full track new track "Untitled X," from the upcoming debut album by Swedish melodic metal band Enbound, is now available for streaming through the bands official myspace page. Navigate here to check out the track.
"Untitled X" is off "And She Says Gold," which will be released in Japan on April 20th through Spiritual Beast, and in Europe and North America on April 29th through Inner Wound Recordings.
Enbound also recently shot a music video for the song "Combined the Souls." Details on the video shoot are available at this location.
Visions of Atlantis has issued the following update about the band performing its first live show in Africa:
"Hey out there! VoA is happy and proud to confirm the very first show in Africa!
"The band will appear in Tunesia on the 3rd of September @ Rock on Fire Festival in Tunis More information about tickets, venue and more to follow soon!"
The band's music is also available for streaming through the official Visions of Atlantis MySpace music profile.
Germany's Gravsahl has issued the following announcement about offering the band's new demo as a free download:
"Hails! I am happy to announce that Gravsahl's 2011 demo 'When Everything Fades' is released as free download today! The demo consists of 9 songs, 3 of which were released on Gravsahl's split demo with Kreetur in 2010, and comes with a total playtime of 43 minutes."
Guitarist / vocalist Bruce Phillips of Philadelphia's Aggressive Disorder has issued the following announcement about re-recruiting a former bass player:
"Bassist Dan Quinn has returned to Aggressive Disorder! We are excited to be working with Dan again, and we look forward to the band being better then ever!. He's been one of the easiest people to work with, and has helped this band with it's tone and sound in the past, and will do even more in the future."
Drummer Chris Teot adds, "It's a awesome feeling & pleasure to know that We'll be working w/Dan again. He's a great asset to what A.D. can do. His talent was missed in the time we were apart but now that he's back A.D. will be able to deliver the true metal we were meant to create. With Dan's insight & driving bass behind the crushing & chugging guitar of Bruce, this'll be a most Awesome line up. Dan's dedication to his craft & love of what we do makes for a great chemistry. Welcome back to the band brother." More...
Swedish death metal band Malfeitor has issued the following brief update about recording vocals for new material:
"Vocals have just been recorded on a new track called 'The Pain Collector!' There will be a sneak preview on our facebook page soon! Stay brutal and suggest our page to your friends!"
Malfeitor also recently announced the recruitment of new drummer Janne (Rudberg) Björkenfjäll. The statement from the band is available here.
Acrybia has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer and finishing new material:
"We want to give you a part of news from our playground. Acrybia already have a new drummer - it's Marek Reinowski alias Reggie from friendly band Damage Case.
"The band also finished a new promo - 'Jesus Bloody Jesus' - you can check title track and second 'Valley of Doom' on our track list. Let us know what do you think. And at last - please check the revievs "Human B. (ing)" in Atmospheric Magazine, The Nocturnal Battle of Chariots webzine and of course in new Metal Hammer! (of course in Polish version)."
Immortal will be headlining the Christmas Metal Festival, which takes place in Lichtenfels, Germany on November 26th - 27th, 2011. The promotional poster can be viewed below, or additional details on the festival are available at this location.
We hope you enjoyed our April fools stories yesterday as much as we did! In our long-standing tradition, we devoted the entire day to fake news and spoofs. We had fun writing them despite the fact that we can't really fool most of you in our ninth year of the tradition, even when we start off with some very plausible (yet fake) stories. Many thanks to those of you resisted blurting out “April Fools!” In case you missed them, you can read yesterday's April Fools stories here.
There are a couple particular stories I want to talk about briefly:
It was quite hilarious to see Dream Theater's facebook wall spattered with questions from fans about them using a drum machine! I had this story prepared ahead of time and was fully expecting the band to ruin it for me by announcing a new drummer before April 1st. There was just too much drama around the drummer position (ever since Mike Portnoy's departure) to pass it up.
Making things a little tricky, some people saw Metal Insider's story about Slayer disbanding and took it - along with our story - as corroborating evidence that the news was true (despite their April Fools link on the end of it). This was totally unplanned and unintentional, and we're sorry if we worried anyone for real. We love Slayer, and wish Jeff the best and dread the day that Slayer calls it quits.
To those who got all worked up about it, we've been doing this for a LONG time now. The bands that get spoofed are either easy targets or ones that we like. And sometimes the stories practically write themselves! It's all in good fun, and no harm is intended.
If you'd like to check out our past years' April Fools stories, you can do so at the links below:
- April Fools 2010
- April Fools 2009
- April Fools 2008
- April Fools 2007
- April Fools 2006
- April Fools 2005
- April Fools 2004
- April Fools 2003
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