Metal News for April 21, 2007
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You can check out some new music from THOLUS, the sci-fi themed technical death metal/jazz band featuring Dave Murray (ex-ESTRADASPHERE), online over at the band’s official MySpace page.
Bloodstock are pleased to announce Sabbat & Dark Tranquility as the latest bands to be confirmed for this years Bloodstock Open Air festival.
Dark Tranquility have just released their latest Album entitled “ Fiction”, the bands appearance will be a UK festival Exclusive for 2007. The band began their huge ride to success when they formed in 1989 & were one of the first bands to originate from the famed Gothenburg scene. Dark Tranquillity will be second on the bill on Friday 17th August.
Sabbats appearance at Bloodstock will be another UK festival Excusive, the band who have recently reformed with Martin Walkyier & Andy Sneap will be 3rd on the Bill on Saturday 18th August. Sabbat ended 2006 with a bang supporting Cradle Of Filth on several dates of their UK tour.
More bands will be announced within the next 7 days.
RAGING SPEEDHORN guitarist Gareth Smith has issued the following update:
"We've just finished recording and mixing the new album. We've spent two weeks at the wonderfully isolated Foel Studio in North Wales, with Larry Hibbitt, recording ten songs.
"The studio was the perfect place to record such an album. Literally in the middle of nowhere, on the side of a huge valley, with no connection to the outside world. We cut ourselves away from society and worked day and night over 13 days. We're all really excited with what we've produced. Larry and his sidekick, Charlie, have done an amazing job in realising our vision for this record. More...
THE ARCANE ORDER, the new Danish band featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), has issued the following update:
"First of all we are happy to announce that Kasper Kirkegaard [guitar] has joined our band on a permanent basis. Some of you might now Kasper from his work in SUBMISSION. Kasper has been helping us out ever since the first live jobs, and it seemed only natural to ask him to become a full-time member of our band. We are very happy to have Kasper on board — he's a hell of a dude and great guitar player! We are very much looking forward to kicking some more ass with him on board!
"In other news, our drummer Morten Løwe will be joining Greek/Swedish NIGHTRAGE as drummer on their upcoming tour with MNEMIC in May/June. This is a really great gig for Morten and luckily will in no way affect his work in THE ARCANE ORDER. When Morten returns from the tour we will start working and rehearsing on the new songs for our upcoming album to be recorded in September 2007 again with Jacob Hansen." More...
Swiss thrashers GURD have issued the following update:
"The shooting and all further work for the Bang! video clip is done. The result is a real funny metal-clip with some cool surprising scenes. You can watch the clip here. In a few days we'll hit the road for our European tour as main support act for PRO-PAIN. We're looking forward to seeing all of you so we can have a cool kick ass metal party!"
Upcoming Pro-Pain/Gurd live dates include:
25 - Munich, Germany at Metropolis
26 - Aarau, Switzerland at Kiff
27 - Erstfeld, Switzerland at Transylvania Live
28 - Flawil, Switzerland at Tonhalle (without Pro-Pain)
29 - Saarbrücken, Germany at Roxy
30 - Freiburg, Germany at Cafe Atlantik
1 - Stuttgart, Germany at Röhre
2 - Koblenz, Germany at Suppkultur
3 - Essen, Germany at Turock
4 - Sneek, Holland at Bolwerk
5 - Amersfoort, Holland at De Kelder
6 - Vosselaar, Belgium at Biebob
A four-minute promotional video clip for BLOODBOUND's new album, "Book of the Dead", has been posted online at YouTube.
BLOODBOUND is the Swedish/German metal band featuring Fredrik Bergh (STREET TALK; bass, keyboards and backing vocals), Tomas Olsson (lead and rhythm guitars) and Michael Bormann (JADED HEART, BONFIRE, J.R. BLACKMORE, RAIN; vocals).
"Book of the Dead" will have two different covers: one for Asia and Brazil (cover) and one for Europe (cover). In addition, the Asian release will contain a bonus track while the European version will feature a bonus video and come as a limited-edition digipack. More...
The reunited RATT — featuring vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer — has lined up the following dates:
Jun. 09 - [to be announced] - Rio Puerco, New Mexico
Jun. 13 - Bi Lo Center - Greenville, SC *
Jun. 15 - [to be announced] - Orange Beach, AB
Jun. 16 - City Stages - Birmingham, AB *
Jun. 26 - [to be announced] - Gilford, NH
Jun. 29 - [to be announced] - Big Flats, NY
Jul. 13 - Rocklahoma - Pryor, OK *
Jul. 14 - [to be announced] - Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 05 - Buffalo Chip - Sturgis, SD *
Aug. 12 - [to be announced] - Universal City, CA
Aug. 19 - Coors Amphitheatre - Denver, CO *
* With POISON, WHITE LION More...
Portugal's Blitz magazine is reporting that the country's biggest metal export MOONSPELL was recently accused of promoting Satanism by a Polish sociologist by the name of Ryszard Nowak. According to the report, which first appeared in the Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã, Nowak — who is said to be a member of an anti-cult organization — held a press conference in which he accused MOONSPELL of being Satanic and claimed that the band's "scandalous" performances promote "hate, animal slaughter, devastation of the Christian church and propagation of death." A petition was also launched to persuade the mayor of Warsaw to stop MOONSPELL's performance in the city from going ahead.
MOONSPELL's latest CD, "Memorial", was recently certifield gold in the band's home country of Portugal for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. This is the first time a Portuguese metal band has ever received this award. The group was also named "Best Portuguese Act" at MTV's 13th annual Europe Music Awards, held on Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is the first time ever a metal band has won that particular award in Europe.
"Memorial" was released in April 2006 via SPV Records. The CD was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.).
After filling in for the band's shows for the last two months, 21-year-old Mika Horiuchi has been officially named CELLADOR's new bass player.
Comments guitarist Chris Petersen: "After holding auditions for three months we realized Mika was the best person for the band. He showed the most devotion and commitment, having learned all our songs in less than a week, and dropped all his personal commitments at the time to come on tour with us during the month of February. The dude is an insane bass shredder, but also knows how to carry a song well rather than wanking all over the place. It's the perfect combination we were looking for, and the perfect fit for us in CELLADOR. We look forward to showing everyone just how good he is."
Originally from Seattle, Mika previously played in the Washington-based melodic death metal band NETHERELM. More...
Finland's MANITOU have announced that their upcoming third album will be titled No Signs Of Wisdom and "is finally ready." The recording was done at SouthEastSounds studio in Karhula, Finland. It was mixed at Sound Supreme and mastered at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland. No Signs of Wisdom will be released through Metal Heaven Records in July and will feature the following song titles: 'In This Indolence', 'Dread Of The Freaks', 'No Signs Of Wisdom', 'The End Within', 'Harbinger', 'Polluted World', 'Some Of The Sins Revealed', 'The Loon', 'August Sky'.
Belgian technical death metallers PREJUDICE have issued the following update:
"From now on we'll be a five-piece again after more than nine months! We welcome Chris to the bands ranks as a lead singer as well together with Erik. We did our first recording with Chris some days ago, it was totally insane to have two vocals on the songs! It sounds more brutal and aggressive like before. Something we wanted for a long time now. Expect nothing less then total devastation on live shows when we'll hit the stages from September on this year. We are looking forward to go out on the road again and see all you in the pit again."
EXTREME NOISE TERROR, PHOBIA, and STRONG INTENTION have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:
May 18 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling w/ Toxic Narcotic
May 19 - New London, CT @ El N Gee w/ Toxic Narcotic
May 20 - Boston, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge w/ Toxic Narcotic
May 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billards w/ Mouth Sewn Shut
May 22 - Buffalo, NY @ The Mohawk w/ Mouth Sewn Shut
May 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Harrison Center w/ The Dream Is Dead
May 24 - Chicago, IL @ The Note
May 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern (matinee show, no ENT)
May 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Skitsystem, Disassociate, Mouth Sewn Shut (no Phobia)
KILL YOUR IDOLS have lined up the following final shows:
April 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
May 4 - Garfield, NJ @ Garfield American Legion
May 5 - Toms River, NJ @ Log Cabin
May 11 - Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple
May 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ 538 Johnson
May 13 - Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple
For more information, you can check out their official MySpace page.
German brutal death metallers SUFFOCATE BASTARD have posted a couple of tracks off their recently released debut full length, Acts of Contemporary Violence, online over at ther official MySpace page for your listening pleasure.
Godhead issue an update on their myspace page regarding their acoustic concert on wednesday:
"Godhead will be filming an acoustic concert this Wednesday, April 25th at Citizen Smith in Hollywood, CA for a DVD that will be released later this year. Cement Shoes Records/Coming Home Studios president, Dan Catullo will be producing and directing this event. Dan Catullo has also produced and directed such DVDs as "Rush in Rio", "Changes: Godsmack", "Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government", and "The Cult: Music Without Fear" to name only a few. Come down to Citizen Smith this Wednesday and see it transformed into a once in a lifetime concert venue." More...
New York thrash metallers, Exit To Eternity, post an update on their myspace page:
"1. The album is done! It is in the process of being printed right now. Expect a mid to late May release -- a concrete date will be released in a week or two."
"2. We're going to start lining up the live gigs so expect a ton of shit to be going down, including our CD Release Party at Dock Street (early June, date will be announced within a week)!"
"3. The new web site is finished and will be uploaded in about two weeks." More...
Thrash metallers, Beyond Fallen, have issued an update on their myspace page:
"The new album: yes, it is done - the recording and mastering were finished around end of January. All the artwork was done and the first run of CDs and promos are with our label Melissa Records in The Netherlands. They are working out details for distribution and release, but it looks like sometime in May. We'll keep everyone posted. We can't wait to see the thing! Since the stronger music scene in Europe and the rest of the world is the focus, we're still working out the details on getting you folks in the states the new album, but you'll most definitely be able to order online, and as always get all our CDs at our shows. Radio, press, promo, interview requests can come to us or our label and we'll be able to arrange what you may need. US radio and media - let's start now so we are not trying to do this all last minute and our schedule is booked up." More...
THE END has announced more “Elementary World Tour” dates, including a Canadian tour with BLEEDING THROUGH and CANCER BATS as well as an extensive European run with FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES and HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW.
THE END are currently concluding their US tour with POISON THE WELL, FBTMF and HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW. Immediately following, the band will meet up with FJORD, PSYOPUS, DON CABALLERO respectively for a string of mid-west and east coast dates.
In August, the band will head to Europe for the first time since the release of their earthshaking Elementary album. The tour will run through Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as include a performance at the heralded Pukklepop Festival. A listing of THE END tour dates can be found here with more to be announced shortly.
Periphery have posted an update regarding a new song on their myspace page:
"We have a new song up for you guys to enjoy!
Its a complete revamping and rerecording of "next, please" which is good cuz a lot has changed with the song and this version has vocals as well! (you can find the lyrics on the page if you are interested hehe)"
Adema have announced the following US tour dates:
April 28th in Los Angles, CA @ Los Angles Memorial Coliseum
May 11th in Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
May 12th in Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
May 17th in Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
June 12th in Santa Rosa, CA @ Last Day Saloon
June 13th in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 14th in Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
June 15th in Tacoma, WA @ The Cedarwood
June 16th in Cour D'Alene, ID @ The Grail
June 18th in Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vega
June 20th in Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room
June 21st in San Diego, CA @ Cane's
The band is expected to release their new album in June.
Launch Radio Networks reports: Tom Morello and Zack De La Rocha, the guitarist and singer, respectively, of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, took to the stage together for the first time in nearly seven years in Chicago on Saturday (April 14). Their appearance was part of a demonstration and rally-turned-celebration for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an organization of immigrant farm workers who pick vegetables for big businesses like McDonald's.
The rally was meant to be a protest, but just before the march was to begin, a McDonald's rep told the crowd their demands had been met. So the rally, due to inclement weather and that fact that it was now a celebration of the news of the agreement, moved indoors at the House of Blues.
The set started out with Morello coming out alone as THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, performing several songs from his upcoming "One Man Revolution" CD. After that, De La Rocha took the stage to perform a brand new song about the event that he had written on the plane ride from Los Angeles to Chicago.
At that point Morello joined in, and the duo performed the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE songs "People of the Sun", "Bulls on Parade" and "Down Rodeo."
Washington D.C.-based metallers DARKEST HOUR will embark on a tour of Australia in June. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jun. 06 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth (18+)
Jun. 07 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide (All Ages)
Jun. 08 - The Arena, Brisbane (All Ages) *
Jun. 09 - Come Together Fest, Sydney (All Ages) *
Jun. 10 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (18+)
Jun. 13 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
* With NORMA JEAN, EVERY TIME I DIE More...
DEVILDRIVER's third album, "The Last Kind Words", has had its release date pushed back to June 19 in Europe and July 31 in the U.S. The American version will include a bonus track and a poster. The CD was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios outside El Paso, Texas. Jason Suecof, known for his great work with TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID, and BURY YOUR DEAD, produced the album, with engineer Mark Lewis helping out as well. Mixing duties are currently being handled by Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE and ARCH ENEMY, among many others. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Damning the Heavens", "Cattle Call", "The Last Kind Words" and "Monsters of the Deep". Check out the cover artwork at this location.
More of NILE’s headlining shows, with CHTHONIC and DAATH on most dates, which will take place on the off-dates of their appearance at Ozzfest this Summer, have been released:
July 13 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
July 15 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
July 18 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
July 20 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
July 23 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
July 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
July 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
July 29 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
July 31 - Tulsa, OK @ Bob’s
August 7 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
August 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
August 11 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
August 13 - Rockford, IL @ Forest Hills Lodge
August 17 - Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Showplace
August 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
August 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Skinless
August 23 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
August 25 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
August 27 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
You can check out a new song from PIG DESTROYER entitled “Loathsome” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off their upcoming new album, Phantom Limb, which will be released on June 12th through Relapse Records.
Italian hate grinders CRIPPLE BASTARDS have announced a few more upcoming U.S. shows:
May 23 - Boston, MA @ Baseball Tavern
May 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Supreme Trading w/ Anal Cunt
May 25 - Freeport, NY @ Jokers
May 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest V)
More dates have been released for PATHS OF POSSESSION’s North American tour with DARK FAITH and VIVISECT:
July 13 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
July 14 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
July 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
July 20 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
July 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
July 26 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
July 27 - Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar
July 29 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba’s
July 31 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 3 - Oakland, CA @ Uptown Night Club
August 5 - Mexicali, MEX @ El Jardin Del Silencio
Swedish death metal legends DISMEMBER have posted the following update:
“We are sad to announce that after almost 20 years Fred has, after long and careful consideration, decided to leave the band.
‘My decision to put my family in first hand makes it impossible to keep on touring and commit to the band full time. I want to thank all the fans, friends, bands and all the other cool people I’ve met through the years and I wish DISMEMBER all the best in the future. Fred.’
DISMEMBER are currently in the process of writing new material and this sad loss will not interrupt any future plans in any way. The commitment to keep on playing is stronger than ever!”
New York death metallers MALIGNANCY have posted the cover art for their upcoming new album for Willowtip Records, entitled Inhuman Grotesqueries, online here. The band has also lined up the following upcoming shows:
May 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Dead Infection, Regurgitate
June 30 - New York, NY @ The Pussycat Lounge
July 13 - Cambridge, ON @ 69 Pickups
July 14 - Toronto, ON @ Metal Bar
July 15 - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
July 20 - Urbana, IL @ Central Illinois Death Fest
September 29 - Fresno, CA @ California Death Fest
German grindcore legends GUT will team up with rapper GORETEX (ex-NON PHIXION) for a short tour following their appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. The following dates have been released:
June 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
June 2 - North Arlington, NJ @ Hartley’s w/ Waking The Cadaver
June 3 - New York, NY @ T.B.A.
June 4 - Boston, MA @ O’Briens w/ Psycho, Dissector, Embryonic Cryptopathia
June 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbery w/ XXX Maniak, Waking The Cadaver, Bitchslicer