Metal News for April 20, 2011
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CEREBELLION is currently playing shows in support of their album "Inalienable." Here are the latest shows, with more dates to be announced:
May 6, 2011 at The Vibe in Riverside , CA
May 20, 2011 at The Doll Hut in Anaheim , CA
Additionally, Cerebellion has released a free app on iTunes for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users. Fans will be able to interact and share information with a new ease, providing its members the ability to access shows, music, news and other media on demand. You can get the app for free on iTunes here.
Mike Holderbeast directed video footage of Billy Milano performing (S.O.D., M.O.D.) the S.O.D. track "United Forces" with Exhorder in Austin on April 16, 2011 has been posted online. You can check out the clip below.
Taking on one of Type O Negative's most memorable and iconic songs for Metalunderground.com's recently released Peter Steele tribute album, Arizona based act Blind Greed heroically stepped in to save the day when another band dropped out late into the project.
It should come as no surprise to Metalunderground regulars that someone as obsessed with bowel movements as Blind Greed vocalist Clyde would be a fan of the fallen legend who brought us "The Origin of the Feces." Drummer Jim Casner, keyboardist Fat Tony, vocalist Clyde, bassist Mike Bright, rhythm guitarist Rob Fletcher, and lead guitarist Brad Coletti all recently shared their thoughts on how the group approached such a well known song and how Peter's music helped them through tough times.
Weekend Nachos will see the release of the band's third full-length album "Worthless" this May. "Worthless" was recorded at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, IL during February, 2011. The band has posted a series of video clips from the studio at this location. The 14-track album will see its digital and CD release via Relapse Records on May 17th. The "Worthless" vinyl will be released through Deep Six with more release details to be posted shortly.
Additionally, Weekend Nachos has announced a western U.S. spring tour with The Afternoon of Gentlemen from Leeds, UK. This tour will kick-off in Ann Arbor, MI and concludes with a "Worthless" record release show in Chicago, IL. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below, with more to be announced soon.
May 21 Ann Arbor, MI Metal Frat
May 22 Milwaukee, WI The Doghouse
May 23 Rock Island, IL Rozz Tox
May 24 Lincoln, NE TBA
May 25 Denver, CO Blastomat (w/ CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, CATHETER)
May 26 Provo, UT TBA
May 27 Boise, ID House of the Rising Sun (w/ HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH, DOWNSIDED)
May 28 Seattle, WA Neumos
May 29 Portland, OR TBA
May 30 San Jose, CA TBA
May 31 Fresno, CA CYC
June 1 Los Angeles, CA The Blvd (w/ NAILS)
June 2 Phoenix, AZ TBA
June 3 El Paso, TX TBA
June 4 Dallas, TX Phoenix Project
June 5 Kansas City, KS TBA
June 6 Peoria, IL TBA
June 7 Chicago, IL Albion House (Worthless Record Release Show)
Japanese doom duo Gallhammer has launched a mini-site in anticipation of its forthcoming album, "The End." The mini-site contains an album teaser, desktop background, free song download, and more, which can be accessed at this location.
"The End" will hit stores on May 31st through Peaceville Records. The track listing and cover artwork can be found below.
1. The End
2. Rubbish CG202
5. Entropy G35
Debemur Morti Productions has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with NunFuckRitual:
"We're proud to announce the signing of NunFuckRitual, a Norwegian horde consisting of Teloch (Nidingr, Mayhem), Espen T. Hangård (Killl, Noplacetohide), Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault, S.O.D., Anthrax) and Andreas Johnson (Tyrant, The Black).
"The band is currently working on the finer details of the album. Soon, the recording will be mixed and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (DHG) at Strype Audio studio and in the meantime, Christian Sloan Hall is drawing the front cover."
You can check out samples of NunFuckRitual's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
The San Antonio, TX based quintet Upon A Burning Body recently completed a run on The Smartpunk Tour alongside The Word Alive, Abandon All Ships, The Color Morale and For All Those Sleeping. The band has now kicked off a headlining tour that will also serve as the last North American run for "The World Is Ours" touring cycle. Head over to the band's Facebook page to view the tour itinerary.
Danny (vocals) states: “Hey everyone we are really excited to kick off the Hails and Horns Magazine sponsored 'Welcome To The Jungle' tour, which also marks our first real headlining tour. We are very exited to be out with Like Moths To Flames, I The Breather and The Color Moral. This will be the last time in these areas for a while cuz right after we have great plans to write and record a second record for everyone.
"So make sure you come to a show near you ready to have a great time. Let make this as fun as possible! Last, but not least, anyone going to Bamboozle this year look our for us playing day three with the mighty Motley Crue. Let's party down.”
Enbound has posted a music video online for the song "Combined The Souls," which is taken from the album "And She Says Gold." You can check out the clip below. "And She Says Gold" is set for release in Europe and North America on April 29th.
You can also check out a recently posted studio video clip from Enbound at this location.
York, U.K.’s With One Last Breath has sold over 20,000 copies so far of the band’s self-titled digital EP. This five member group consists of Sam (guitar/clean vocals), Spencer (screaming vocals), Joe (lead guitar), Chris (drums), and Lanky (bass). Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria fame also performs the featured guest vocal on the track “Wake the Dead.” Metalunderground.com recently had an opportunity to interview Sam Graves about working with Danny, the EP, and the band’s upcoming video. More...
Scottish death metal act Cerebral Bore is due to kick off a U.K. tour tonight in Bristol. The band will be on the road with Aeon and Flayed Disciple, and will follow the run of shows with an appearance at Neurotic Deathfest in the Netherlands on April 29th.
Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments: "After playing a rare show in our home town last week, we got a reminder of how awesome it is to go tour in other places, especially with such good bands and great shows like Neurotic Deathfest.
"This is our first tour as an Earache band and we are all geared up with our new album and new merch for hitting the road. And we're going to be playing a few cities that we haven't played before, like Liverpool, Bristol and Derby. So it will be nice to meet some new brutal buggers on our travels."
You can check out the band's video for "Maniacal Miscreation" at this location or catch the band live on the following dates:
CEREBRAL BORE w/ AEON, FLAYED DISCIPLE
Apr. 20 - Bristol, UK - The Croft (without AEON)
Apr. 21 - Liverpool, UK - The Masque
Apr. 22 - Edinburgh, UK - Bannerman's
Apr. 24 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Mass
Apr. 29 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Neurotic Deathfest
CEREBRAL BORE w/ PUTRID PILE, ZOMBIFIED
May 05 - Belfast, UK - Aunt Annie's
May 06 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibber Magees
May 07 - Edinburgh, UK - Dead Haggis Deathfest, Studio 24 More...
Within Temptation has posted footage online from the band's release party for "The Unforgiving." You can check out the clip below.
The band also recently announced an upcoming string of North American shows. Details are available at this location.
Bulgarian death metal band Enthrallment will be performing at the upcoming Obscene Extreme 2011 festival, which takes place in the Czech Republic from July 7th - 9th.
Other bands confirmed for the show include Brujeria, Brutal Truth, The Rotted, Rotten Sound, Benediction, Entombed, Lock Up, Inhumate, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Enthrallment also recently entered the recording studio to begin laying down tracks for the band's new album "The People From The Lands Of Vit." Further information is available here.
Sweden's Blood Mortized has inked a deal with FDA Rekotz for the release of the band's upcoming full-length album "The Key To A Black Heart." Blood Mortized had the following to say about the upcoming album:
"The new material is more diverse, displaying a perfect mix of fast songs and heavy as fuck material. Expect unpolished, filthy, dirty, pounding and grinding Swedish death fucking metal deluxe! We feel that we have found a perfect liaison with FDA REKOTZ and they are the perfect vessel to spread the disease which 'The Key To A Black Heart' is destined to be."
Fans of old school death metal can expect a limited edition digipak release and a jewel case version of the the CD. The album is slated to drop in late autumn 2011 and will be recorded at Underworld Recording, Eskilstuna, Sweden. More details such as track listing, artwork etc will follow.
Megadeth's Platinum-certified album "Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?" has been digitally remastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations on July 12th through Capitol/EMI.
All of the versions, including a 2-CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band's first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Metallica's Lars Ulrich. The artwork for the 5 disc, 3 LP box set can be viewed below.
Devolved will commemorate the 10 year release of the band's debut album "Technologies" by re-releasing a remixed and remastered version of the CD exclusively online. The album has been remixed by producer/engineer Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Deicide) and remastered by Alan Douches (Sepultura, Unearth, Hatebreed) and also features new cover art and previously unreleased bonus tracks. The art can be viewed below.
Devolved will be releasing the new album, "Oblivion," on May 24th via Unique Leader Records. Drummer John Sankey commented, "The 'Oblivion' album is absolutely our most innovative, ambitious and intense work to date. Writing this CD was an excruciating and very time-consuming process, but we have created what I definitely consider a unique metal album that showcases each of us pushing the limits of our playing and songwriting. The end result is a listening experience that will speak for itself. I am extremely proud of what we have achieved!"
The "Oblivion" track listing is a as follows:
1. Existential Crisis
2. Into Fire
4. World In Denial
6. Wretched Eyes Of God
8. From The Ashes
9. Legions Rise
11. Disciple (Slayer cover song; bonus track)
The new song "Wretched Eyes Of God" is available to be heard at this location.
New Orleans natives, Exhorder emerged on the worldwide metal scene with their 1990 Roadrunner Records debut, “Slaughter in the Vatican.” Said recording combined groove, down tempo measures and break-neck speed. While not forsaking the speed picking of the previous album, Exhorder further emphasized churning, swampy grooves on their 1992 follow up “The Law.”
Along with Meshuggah’s “Contradictions Collapse” (1991) and Pantera’s, “Vulgar Display of Power” (1992), “The Law” was part of a new breed that would permanently change the face of metal. Machine Head and White Zombie tapped into this groove as did the forthcoming nu metal and metalcore scenes. While Pantera and Meshuggah enjoyed the fruits of their labors, Exhorder broke up shortly after releasing their prize recording.
Since their disbanding, Exhorder members have participated in various projects, and even reformed to play select shows in 2008. Now, the group is writing new material, gigging more frequently, and ready to make its big comeback. The recent death of bassist and long-time friend Frankie Sparcello served as a set back, but the group is determined to carry on in his memory.
During a stop in Austin as part of a mini-tour through Texas and Louisiana with Rigor Mortis, Exhorder front man Kyle Thomas spoke with Metal Underground. He commented on past mistakes, Sparcello’s demoralizing death and how the group rebounded from this sordid event. Follow the link below to read what he said. More...
The Summoned has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Launch Music Conference:
"We were just asked to play the Launch Pad stage at Hotel Brunswick as one of the showcases for the 2011 Launch Music Conference & Festival! This is like a dream come true for us as Launch is one of the biggest music conferences of the year. Hundreds of bands will be playing, tons of panels for advice on how to further band's careers and so much more! We'll be going on at 6:45 so come on out and rage with us! Below is all the information on the show."
151 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
LAUNCH PAD (Connestoga Room)
6:00 MORGAN'S ACCIDENT
6:45 THE SUMMONED
7:30 ARK OF THE COVENANT
8:15 SIRENS AND SAILORS
9:00 HORDE OF THE ECLIPSE
Additional details can be found at this location.
Richmond, Virginia based death metal outfit Cannabis Corpse has announced the band's new studio album, "Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise" will be released through Tankcrimes Records on July 12th.
On this record, Cannabis Corpse has ventured even further down the left-hand path to pay homage to those other masters of death, Morbid Angel and Deicide. Tongue-in-cotton-mouthed-cheek titles like "Lunatic of Pot's Creation" and "Immortal Pipes" keep the party rolling, but don't be fooled: Cannabis Corpse ais not a joke band. Sure, they'll fire up a bowl and chug a beer, but then they'll rip your face off with a brutal old-school death metal assault, the likes of which haven't been seen since the seeds of the genre first began to grow.
You can also check out the band's recently posted European tour documentary footage at this location.
American hard rock veterans Warrant have revealed the track listing for their forthcoming new studio album, "Rockaholic." You can check it out at the bottom of the page. The album will be released on May 17th through Frontiers Records and will be their first release since 2006's, "Born Again."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Sex Ain't Love
2. Innocence Gone
4. Dusty's Revenge
6. What Love Can Do
7. Life's A Song
8. Show Must Go On
9. Cocaine Freight Train
10. Found Forever
11. Candy Man
13. Tears In The City
14. The Last Straw
British hard rock legends UFO have announced some additional dates for their forthcoming tour of North America. The first leg of the tour kicks off on May 6th in Poughkeepsie, NY and runs through May 22nd in Akron, OH. A West Coast leg has been scheduled for September with more dates to be confirmed shortly.
The tour schedule is now as follows:
May 6 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
May 7 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 9 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Altar
May 10 - New Hope, PA - Havana
May 11 - Baltimore, MD - Bourbon Street
May 13 - New York, NY - B.B. Kings
May 14 - Foxboro (Boston), MA - The Showcase Live
May 17 - Dayton, OH - McGuffys House of Rock
May 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
May 20 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
May 21 - Chicago/St. Charles, IL - The Arcada Theatre
May 22 - Akron, OH - The Tangier
September 15 - Santa Rosa, CA - Last Day Saloon
September 16 - Sacramento/Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
September 17 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
September 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Boulder Station Casino
September 24 - Los Angeles, CA @The Key Club
Norwegian metal outfit Kvelertak has posted a new music video online for the song "Ordsmedar Av Rang." You can check it out below, courtesy of Metal Hammer Germany. The song comes from the group's self-titled debut album, which was released last year through Indie Recordings.
Taiwan based death metal act Revilement, which contributed a cover of "Sex and Violence" for Metalunderground.com's Peter Steele tribute album, has posted a studio video online. Below you can check out the band laying down the vocal tracks fro Revilement's upcoming album "Pillars of Balance" with producer CJ Kao at CJ Studio in Taichung, Taiwan. The album will be released later this summer.
A recent interview with Revilement vocalist Joe Reviled about the passing of Peter Steele is also available at this location.
Theatre of Tragedy has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming "Last Curtain Call" DVD, which is set to be released on May 20th, 2011. You can view the clip below. Information on the 2-CD set version of "Last Curtain Call" is also available at this location.
Black Majesty guitarists Hanny and Stevie were recently featured on Australia's Guitar Gods & Masterpieces TV show. You can view solo excerpts from the songs "Far Beyond" and "Dragon Reborn" in the clips below. Black Majesty's latest album "In Your Honour" was released through Limb Music and the band's next live appearance will be a hometown at Metal Central in Richmond, Victoria, Australia on Friday, June 3rd.
French black metal act Nocturnal Depression has checked in with the following recap of recent tour dates and update about upcoming activity:
"Svig & Negation Tour epilogue: The tour is over. It was a really great pleasure to share the stage during this tour. We'd like to thank the following people:
"Eye Carver and all the promoters, Our nameless driver/sound engineer, Whiskey Ritual (the official soundtrack of the tour 'Black n' Roll,' Irrlycht, the crowd in all venues and particularly the Austrian one for supporting us as headliner. We raise our sorrowful cup to our glorious danish brothers Angantyr who gave us the honour to make this tour.
"For now, ND live activities will be finished for 2011 (it will remain only Northern Lights Festival and maybe 1 gig at the end of the year. We are working on the 'Spleen Black Metal' album. This stuff will follow the same track duration as 'The Cult of Negation' but in a pure black metal style.
The other news, maybe a new split EP with one of the sickest band in the world..."
Greek band Nightfall has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist and bassist:
"Nightfall proudly announce two new members on board their mighty trireme; Constantine on guitar and Stathis Ridis on bass. They both took their baptism of fire in a recent show on April 8 giving their best on stage. Footage of 'Asebeia' from this show can be seen below."
Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act Crystal Viper has released the "one take no dubs" video to the song "Night Of The Sin." The song is taken from the band's last studio album "Legends." You can check out the clip below.
Crystal Viper will appear at the following summer festivals this year:
25-06-2011 - Noc Plna Hvezd Festival, Trinec, Czech Republic
02-07-2011 - Skulls Of Metal Festival, Las Escuelas, Spain
15-07-2011 - Bang Your Head Festival, Balingen, Germany
28-07-2011 - Headbangers Open Air, Brande, Germany
03-09-2011 - Plock Cover Festival, Plock, Poland
A new Morbid Angel song titled "Existo Vulgore" has made its way online. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming studio album, "Illud Divinum Insanus," the band's first in almost a decade. You can check out the new song as well as the album's tracklisting below.
1. Omni Potens
2. Too Extreme!
3. Existo Vulgoré
4. Blades for Baal
5. I Am Morbid
6. 10 More Dead
7. Destructos VS the Earth / Attack
9. Beauty Meets Beast
11. Profundis - Mea Culpa
The new music video for Otep's single "Fists Fall" has been posted online. The track is taken from the band's upcoming new full length album "Atavist" which will reach store shelves on April 26, 2011 - through Victory Records. You can view the video in the player below.
Father Befouled has announced its signing with Dark Descent Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its forthcoming full length "Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace" in September. The band commented on the signing by saying:
"We were looking for a deal for this next album following our split with Relapse, and Dark Descent stepped up and laid out exactly what we wanted. We could not be happier. Matt and Dark Descent are in the fray to provide us with the support we need to produce a killer album.
"Expect nothing less than what we are known for, which is serpentine, suffocating death metal. We are picking up precisely where 'Morbid Destitution Of Covenant' left off. We got our legs under us on that one. Expect 'Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace' to be the defining album of our career."
Atlanta progressive metalcore outfit Norma Jean has been revealed as the headline act on the forthcoming 2011 "Scream the Prayer" tour. The touring festival, which features a lineup made up entirely of christian bands, will run throughout the entire month of July. You can view the festival lineup in the list below.
War Of Ages
Close Your Eyes
Texas In July
I The Breather
The Great Commission
As Hell Retreats
British heavy metal icons Judas Priest have announced that KK Downing, one of the founding members of the band, has decided to retire from the group and as a result, will not be taking part in the group's forthcoming Epitath tour. A press release from the band reads as follows:
"It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band and will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming Epitaph Tour. The band respect his decision and naturally all wish him well.
"Having thought long and hard about how to proceed, Rob, Glenn, Ian and Scott uninimously agreed that they should go ahead with the tour and not let the fans down around the world.
"Fate also stepped in and delivered the perfect replacement - 31 year old British guitarist Richie Faulkner - he has blended into the band perfectly and is a great talent who is going to set the stage on fire!
"The Epitath tour will include songs from every Judas Priest album and also tracks they have never performed on stage, plus all the old favourites!
"With a new album due to be released next year, the Metal Gods are preparing to tour the planet once more - Heavy metal at it's best with lasers, lights, bikes and hellfire! It's a show not to be missed!"