Metal News for April 24, 2008
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36 news articles posted on this day.
Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed member Scott Hull will issue his first-ever solo release, "Requiem," in June via Relapse Records.
According to Relapse, "Requiem sees Hull explore his long-time love for movies and cinema score in the form of a beautifully crafted piece of work."
"Requiem" will see its release on June 10th in North America (June 16th internationally). Advance song titles from the album include: "Consequenze", "Visita all'ospedale", "Morte sul treno", and "Il funerale di Bonnie." Audio samples from the album can be heard online here.
Die Young (TX) has lined up another round of North American tour dates. Some venues are still being confirmed, but here are the latest tour dates:
5/21 Birmingham, AL @ TBA w/ Legion
5/22 Tupelo, MS @ Tupelo VFW w/ Legion
5/23 Baton Rouge, LA @ TBA w/ Legion
5/24 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club w/ Legion
5/25 Tulsa, OK @ The Monolith w/ Legion
5/26 Fayetteville, AR @ The Music Hall w/ Legion
5/27 Memphis, TN @ Rally Point w/ Legion
5/28 St. Louis, MO @ Building R w/ Legion
5/29 Indianapolis, IN @ 1511 House w/ Legion More...
MANOWAR has been confirmed to perform at the Kaliakra Rock Fest 2008, set to take place on July 5th in Kavarna, Bulgaria.
The Metal Mayor of Kavarna, Tsonko Tsonev and Joker Media will bring the Kings Of Metal once again for what is certain to be another historic concert on the shores of the Black Sea. Last year's performance was attended by 25,000 fans who witnessed over 2,5 hours of true metal along with an awe-inspiring rendition of Bulgaria's national anthem, Mila Rodino.
MANOWAR's headlining show will be preceded by Sixth Sense and HolyHell.
For more information and tickets, visit kaliakrarockfest.com.
On August 15, NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, INTO ETERNITY, NEURAXIS, WHITECHAPEL, VEIL OF MAYA, DIVINITY and COMMON GRAVE will join forces in Quebec to start Summer Slaughter Canada, which is expected to go throughout the country from East to West ending in Vancouver tentatively on August 27. Cities and Venues are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information, visit this MySpace page.
Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have issued the following update:
"Due to logistics, the local promoter in Oulu, has been forced to cancel the scheduled show tomorrow, Friday the 25th. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause anyone and rest assurred that we are already working hard on setting up another show in Oulu."
Chicago-area psychedelic black metal group NACHTMYSTIUM has posted a new song titled "Assassins" on its MySpace page. The track comes off the band's new full-length album, "Assassins: Black Meddle Part I", which will be released on June 10 via Century Media Records in North America and June 23 through Candlelight Records in Europe.
"Worldfall", the new mini-CD from NACHTMYSTIUM, will be released as a precursor to the band's upcoming full-length, and will only be available direct from Century Media as well as iTunes.
The "Worldfall" tracks were originally intended for a split with LEVIATHAN that has now been delayed due to legal issues with LEVIATHAN's record label. NACHTMYSTIUM will be recording new tracks later this year and releasing the split at a later date.
The "Assassins..." full-length was recorded in December at Sanford Parker's Volume Studios (RWAKE, MINSK, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, PELICAN) and showcases NACHTMYSTIUM's most prolific and expansive sounds to date. The record features Tony Laureano (ANGELCORPSE, NILE, DIMMU BORGIR) on drums, and spot appearances by members of PHARAOH and YAKUZA. More...
Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have cancelled the first show (May 5 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey) of their previously announced spring 2008 U.S. tour due to logistical reasons. According to a source familiar with the situation, NIGHTWISH's gear was to fly from Mexico City, where the band is performing on May 2 and May 3. This flight — the only one from Mexico to Newark — was cancelled by the airline and the group and its specific gear that is needed in order to produce the concert that fans pay to see was unable to arrive in New Jersey in time. Endless effort was made for this to be corrected and it was not a success.
Israeli extreme metal pioneers SALEM have issued the following update:
"Two new songs have been uploaded to Salem's MySpace page off of the band's latest release Necessary Evil; 'Idol Worship' and 'Once Upon A Lifetime Part II'."
Check out the tracks at this location.
As previously reported, Salem will be playing 'Ha'ayara Bo'eret' at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony at Theater Tmona 8 Shonsino, Tel Aviv. The event will take place on April 30th, 2008 and is covered by mainstream media.
Regain Records announces the signing of Swedish UNANIMATED. The band is currently mastering their first two albums (“In The Forest Of The Dreaming Dead” & “Ancient God Of Evil”), which will be re-released with bonus-tracks in June through Regain Records. The band will enter the studio during the summer to record a brand new full-length album.
Their line-up currently is as follows:
Micke Jansson (Celestial Pain)- Vocals
Johan Bolin - Guitars
Richard Cabeza (ex-Dismember)- bass
Peter Stjärnvind (Entombed)- Drums
For more information check out their MySpace page.
Igor Cavalera was recently interviewed by Metal-Rules.com, in which he had this to say about his former band Sepultura:
Metal-Rules.com: Are you on good terms with your former bandmates in SEPULTURA?
Igor: Yeah, yeah it's fine. You know it's like, no drama, I just wanted to continue to do different stuff I wish them all the best.
Metal-Rules.com: So they have your blessing to continue to use the name SEPULTURA without you or Max?
Igor: Yeah, I mean, it's not my choice. I left SEPULTURA same way as Max. I don't think it's my choice to stop them from doing it. I think people have to decide whether they want to see SEPULTURA without me and Max. It's not up to us, really.
Metal-Rules.com: How would you feel about one day doing a full-on SEPULTURA reunion?
Igor: Not really, man. Max wanted to have that, especially for his kids, he wanted his kids to see a SEPULTURA gig once, with the original lineup, but…I don't know, I like doing CAVALERA better. It's new music, for me it's great, I don't have a problem with anything we've done in the past, I'm really proud, I just don't wanna live from the past. So the reunion I think for me, it would be kinda like going back and living off what we did before. CAVALERA, for me, is more exciting.
Metal-Rules.com: I read that in the early days of SEPULTURA, you specially handpainted a SEPULTURA t-shirt for Mille Petrozza from KREATOR, you've come a long way since then…
Igor: We handpainted some SEPULTURA shirts, we sent one to Mille, we sent one to Chuck [Schuldiner, late DEATH mainman] and we sent one to Trey from MORBID ANGEL… and we saw the three of them wearing it in different fanzines, and at the time me and Max were like, "OK. That's it….we don't need to do anything else. We made it." We have these people that we fucking idolize wearing our shirts, that's OK, we don't need anything else. I remember being so happy about it….having the response from Chuck, from all these people and I was like cool, it's like having somebody like Lemmy wearing your shirt.
Read the full article at Metal-Rules.
Stone Temple Pilots and former Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has revealed to infamous DJ Howard Stern that he is currently working on the follow up to his 1998 solo album "12 Bar Blues". As of yet, he has not revealed a release date or album title. The only detail announced is that he will be joined by No Doubt drummer Adrian Young on the album.
ARSIS have been announced as the replacements for SOILENT GREEN on the following dates of the upcoming “In Thrash We Trust” tour, which features DEATH ANGEL, GOD FORBID, and LIGHT THIS CITY:
June 4 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
June 5 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
June 6 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
June 7 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
June 8 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
June 9 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
June 10 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
June 11 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
THE ROTTED (previously known as GOREROTTED) have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:
June 14 - Cambridge, UK @ Barfly w/ Trigger The Bloodshed
July 2 - Manchester, UK @ Music Box w/ Ted Maul
July 3 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks w/ Ted Maul
July 4 - Nottingham, UK @ Junktion 7 w/ Ted Maul
July 5 - London, UK @ Bar Academy w/ Ted Maul
July 6 - Newport, UK @ TJs w/ Ted Maul
August 1 - Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air
August 13 - Dinkelsbühl, GER @ Summer Breeze Open Air
The following dates have been announced for NIGHTWISH’s fall U.S. tour with SONATA ARCTICA:
August 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
August 30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 4 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
September 5 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
September 9 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
September 10 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
September 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
September 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
September 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
September 16 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
September 17 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
September 19 - Houston, TX @ The Meridian
September 20 - New Orleans, LA @ House of BLues
September 21 - St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
September 23 - Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
September 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
September 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
September 27 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
Germany's NECROPHAGIST check in with the following update:
"Romain Goulon joins Necrophagist as the official new drummer. The band and Romain look forward to working together on the new album. Meanwhile, check out a video of Romain playing to guitar tracks from the album Epitaph, below...
"The band wants to thank 'human metronome' Marco Minnemann for playing drums on last year's Summer Slaughter tour. It was an honor and a lot of fun playing with one of the world's greatest drummers.
However, Marco Minnemann and Muhammed Suicmez decided to launch a whole new band.
Commented Muhammed: "I am very excited about this, because jamming with Marco inspires me to come up with great ideas and I have a lot of respect for Marco as a composer. So forging a whole new style by mixing mine and his is something I can't wait to do, because not only is Marco one of the best drummers in the world, he is a great guitarist also."
"Stay tuned for news updates about the writing process for Necrophagist's new album as well as Marco and Muhammed's new band." More...
HEADHUNTER, the band Destruction bassist/vocalist Schmier fronted from 1990 to 1994 after his split with the band, have updated their MySpace page to stream their cover of the SKID ROW classic '18 And Life'. Check it out at here.
You can now check out Behemoth’s new video, for the song 'At The Left Hand Ov God' at Headbanger's Blog. The track is from band’s latest album, The Apostasy.
LiveDaily.com reports that Van Halen's concert at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino last Saturday (4/19) as part of golf legend Tiger Woods' annual Tiger Jam benefit helped raise more than $1.5 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation, according to a press release.
Some of that total came from a pre-concert auction, as well as a $100,000 personal donation from Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, and a matching $100,000 donation from the band's other three members: Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen.
SuicideGirls.com has interviewed Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantomas, Crudo, etc.) in San Francisco to get all the details on his film score debut, "A Perfect Place." You can watch the video and read the complete feature on SuicideGirls.com. More...
Dutch death/thrash act CYPHER have posted the following message:
"CARCASS vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker will be making a guest appearance on the new upcoming Cypher album. Walker will feature in a vocal battle with T on the track 'The Plague Race'.
Needless to say we are very stoked about having the voice of one of our favorite bands ever on the album.
Currently we are in pre-production mode and completing the new material for our next full length which will likely surface fall/winter 2008.
This new album is gonna be one motherfucking crippling blow!!!
We'll keep u updated as things progress."
Bristol based UK thrashers Seregon have posted the following statement on Myspace:
"Hello all! Welcome to the the new and improved Seregon MySpace page where you will find all the important stuff regarding the band!
"We have a brand new Mini CD coming out very soon and we will update you all with the date as soon as we know, but for now we can reveal it's title, artwork and track listing!
"The Mini CD will be called 'A Future Expired' and will have two tracks, you'll most likely recognise them from our live shows as we have played them both quite alot but felt we needed to get them in the public domain in CD form.
"A Future Expired was recorded with Charlie 'Chuck' Creese of Burning Skies in February 2008, we recorded the tracks, 'Band of Brothers' and 'Replicators'. The artwork was created by good friend Dave Maclean of Irony of Christ fame!
"The track 'Band of Brothers' has been uploaded for your listening pleasure and so please comment below and let us know what you think!"
To listen to "Band Of Brothers", go to www.myspace.com/seregonuk
Chicago based Machine-Metalists MARAZENE will hit the road in July as Direct Support for WEDNESDAY 13 on select U.S. dates.
The following dates are confirmed:
July 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
July 23 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
July 27 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
More dates to be announced soon.
UK thrashers, Evile, issue the following end of tour update:
"Hey all, just thought I'd post an update on the Exodus tour, even though there's only one more show to go :("
"This is one awesome tour and we're having a great time. All of the Exodus guys are great. They and their crew treat us really well. The Crowds have all been very welcoming to us, and the responses we've been getting on this tour are overwhelming. I want to thank everyone who's been coming out and taking the time to check Evile out!"
"It's been an eventful tour to say the least. One day/night (can't remember) I was asleep in my bunk on the bus, when all of a sudden there's a huge bang and we're hurled forward about 15 feet. We got hit while being parked by a Truck driver who probably had a bit more than he should have. Our driver, Bjorn, jumped out of bed, running down the road in his boxer shorts to steal the keys out of the guys ignition, while Lee Altus got his drink spilt. He wasn't happy. On a side note, as soon as the truck hit us, I just went back to sleep, I thought Mike had just fallen down the stairs, so this whole story is second hand from when i appeared in the morning and said 'What was that bang?.'" More...
Following their upcoming spring tour dates, Poison The Well will return home to begin writing material for a new album. The group hopes to record the effort this fall, with an early-2009 release through Ferret Music expected.
EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes has issued the following update from the band's current European tour:
"It was the last show of our last tour and it turned out to be a special night. AGNOSTIC FRONT was playing at the club next door to us so we (the bands) decided to join together and play one crazy show in a packed house.
"For me it was awesome — I'm from New York and have been a fan of them since I was a kid. It was a little surreal.
"For the most part, being the singer for EXODUS is still weird to me, and I remember buying the records and going to shows as a fan, but to be where I am is just fucking goofy to me sometimes.
"We had fun hanging out backstge and they are just really cool guys, I have seen them a bunch of times and got hang out with them last year at Graspop, but doing a show together was killer. I thought to myself, 'How cool would a tour of CLUTCH, EXODUS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, THE EXPLOITED, TSOL and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD be?' throw in Brian Posehn as MC and that's a tour I would like to see.
"I like the obscure tour with a mixture of music and fans better than just an all-night metal fest, but that's my personal belief."
In Flames have lined up several shows in Europe. Joining them will be Sonic Syndicate, Gojira and Volbeat.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct. 03 - LUX - Luxembourg - Dan Atelier
Oct. 04 - GER - Cologne - Palladium
Oct. 05 - GER - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
Oct. 08 - FR - Paris - Zenith
Oct. 09 - NL - Tilburg - O13
Oct. 10 - FR - Nancy - L´escale
Oct. 11 - FR - Lyon - Tranbordeur
Oct. 13 - ES - Barcelona - Razzamatazz 1
Oct. 14 - ES - Granada - La Copera
Oct. 15 - ES- Madrid - La Riviera
Oct. 16 - ES - Bilbao - Rock Star Live
Oct. 19 - GER - Munich - Zenith
Oct. 24 - GER- Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
Oct. 25 - GER - Berlin - Columbiahalle
SKID ROW has scheduled the following dates:
Apr. 26 - Leesburg Bikefest - Leesburg, Florida
May 09 - Wild Bill's - Duluth, Georgia
May 14 - The Afterdeck - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Jun. 11 - Alley Cat - Charlotte, North Carolina
Jun. 14 - UCF Arena - Orlando, Florida (with VINCE NEIL)
Jun. 18 - Studio 183 - Monterrey, Mexico (w/ FIREHOUSE)
Jun. 20 – [to be announced] - Chihuahua, Mexico (w/ FIREHOUSE)
Jun. 21 - Eldoma - Leon, Mexico (w/ FIREHOUSE)
Jun. 27 - Stars & Stripes Festival - Mt. Clemens, Michigan
Jun. 28 - Runway Park - Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario (w/ FASTER PUSSYCAT, LA GUNS)
Jul. 11 - Javelina Harley Davidson Festival - Boerne, Texas
Jul. 18 - Fire and Ice Bike Rally - Grants, New Mexico
Jul. 24 - Rock The Park - London, Ontario
Jul. 25 - G.B. Leighton’s Pickle Park - Fridley, Minnesota
Jul. 26 - Sioux Falls Festival - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Aug. 15 - The Grizzly Rose - Denver, Colorado (w/ FIREHOUSE)
Aug. 22 - Wolf Den - Uncasville, Connecticut
Aug. 23 - Surf Club - Ortley Beach, New Jersey
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released the "official" video for their Scream Aim Fire album cut 'Waking The Demon'. Check it out below... More...
Scythes-Of-Bodom.com, The Ultimate CHILDREN OF BODOM Hate Crew Fanpage, reports:
"Blooddrunk hit charts in high positions in many countries. As expected the album hit the pole position of the charts in Finland (where it already sold Gold). In Japan the album charted at #2, in Sweden at #8 and in Germany it reached #10. More world wide chart positions will be announced in the next days.
There are some new release dates on the Spinefarm website regarding Children Of Bodom. On April 30th Something Wild, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper, as well as the live album Tokyo Warhearts will be re-released as 2008-editions.
The three studio albums will contain the known songs + the following bonus material:
Something Wild: 'Children Of Bodom' (original single version) - bonus track, 'Mass Hypnosis' (SEPULTURA cover) - bonus track, 'Deadnight Warrior' - enhanced video.
Hatebreeder: 'No Commands' (STONE cover) - bonus track, 'Aces High' (IRON MAIDEN cover) - bonus track, 'Downfall' - enhanced video, not yet confirmed).
Follow The Reaper: 'Hate Me!' (original single version) - bonus track, 'Hellion' (W.A.S.P. cover) bonus track, 'Every Time I Die' - enhanced video.
Via this way, the two early and rare recordings of the songs 'Children Of Bodom' and 'Hate Me!' will be re-released as well because these songs were only released on their singles and on some compilations. Spinefarm could have also re-released the first and very rare recording of 'Towards Dead End' on the Hatebreeder 2008-edition but probably they just forgot it.
Also, there will actually be a 'Hellhounds On My Trail' single, which will come out in June. At the same time, the video of the song will be officially released. It's not yet clear what song will be used as b-side but most likely it could be the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES cover 'War Inside My Head', the fourth cover song that was recorded during the Blooddrunk recordings."
Black-Sabbath.com webmaster Joe Seigler has issued the following update:
A couple of days ago I posted the news that there will be a box set based on the four DIO-era BLACK SABBATH releases. I posed some questions of band management regarding some details on the set, and I can now bring you an update based on what I found out.
Individual Releases: The albums will likely eventually be released on their own, but no plans yet, and even that's not for sure. For now you should consider them part of the box set only.
Remastering: This is not the same remastering sessions that produced last year's The Dio Years releases. This is a totally new remastering session from the Dio Years sessions.
Five Discs: The press release stated that there would be five discs in this release. The five discs will be Heaven & Hell, The Mob Rules, Dehumanizer and Live Evil. Live Evil will be two discs as it was when it was originally released way back when, so that's where we get the fifth disc.
Extra Tracks: There are no extra tracks here, the albums are as they were originally released. I specifically asked about the alternate version of 'Mob Rules' (Heavy Metal soundtrack), and the alternate version of 'Letters To Earth' ('TV Crimes' single). Was told they're not being included. Less clear are the two versions of 'Time Machine'. The 1992 version released in the US had two versions (standard & Wayne's World). The WW version was not on versions outside of the US. Since this is being released by Warner/Rhino, it's likely the one on here will have both, but I don't know that for sure at this time.
I was told the "new" extras will be extensive liner notes and things along those lines. I also do not know at this time what the packaging will look like. One of the emails I got said that had yet to be completed, so I doubt there's full decisions made on this stuff yet. Once I get some artwork and further details, I'll be sure to update straight away."
TESTAMENT's new album, Formation Of Damnation, is due for release on April 29th via Nuclear Blast - a new e-card can be viewed here.
Formation Of Damnation is currently streaming in it's entirety at the band's MySpace page. Check it out here.
German behemoth Fall of Serenity is set to bring its fourth full-length album, "The Crossfire," to American soils on May 13th. But much has changed since we last heard from the band. After 2006's "Bloodred Salvation," long-time bass player John Gahlert hooked up with the microphone, while guitarist Alex Fischer switched over to the bass and Ferdinand Rewicki joined the band on the vacant 6-string spot. All the personnel shifting made for a creatively reinvigorated Fall of Serenity. The Crossfire was produced and recorded at the well known Rape Of Harmonies Studio by Ralf Müller (Impending Doom, Maroon, Heaven Shall Burn, etc) and was mixed and mastered by legendary metal-minded Swede Dan Swanö.
Singer John Gahlert on the new tunes: "We have worked hard to have these new circumstances within the band. There's a new spirit we feel, pushing us forward into a slightly different and thrilling destination. 'The Crossfire' is our statement against musical boundaries and bigotry. Working with Dan Swanö (hail to the king!) was another new piece in the puzzle and it perfectly fits to the aura of our sound. After Leif Jensen (Dew-Scented) appeared on the last album Bloodred Salvation, we forced female metal icon Sabina Classen (Holy Moses, Temple Of The Absurd) to be part of the new record...with fantastic result, she has a great and authentic voice. We are really looking forward to the things to come."
In the lead-up to the album's completion, the members of Fall of Serenity let cameras into the studio to capture some of the insanity of recording. The result is a four-minute look into the making of The Crossfire, and a rare glimpse at one of Germany's finest.
Here is "The Crossfire" track listing:
1. Immortal Kingdom
2. Knife To Meet You
4. The Crossfire
5. A Whore Called Freedom
6. Funeral Eclipse
7. Act Of Grace
8. In Case Of Death
10. Blood Portrait
You can download an MP3 of Fall of Serentiy's "The Crossfire" here and watch a "behind the scenes" video of the band below. More...
Tennessee hard rockers, 10 Years have just released a new E-card, which features the new video for their radio hit, “Beautiful.” The quintet will be releasing their Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Flyleaf) produced new album, "Division," on May 13th through Republic/Universal. 10 Years will also be part of the Projekt Revolution tour along with Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Bravery and ASHES dIVIDE which kicks off on July 16th at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA.
Finland's melodic death metal band MyGrain has posted a new song on their Myspace page, entitled “Asphyxiated and Inflammable” from their second album, “Signs of Existence.” Check it out at www.myspace.com/mygrain.
MyGrain has recently announced their appearance at “Thrashia läpi yön” -metal festival. The event takes place on August 23rd in Tammela. The other bands confirmed so far are Diablo, Kiuas, Amoral, Perfect Chaos and Distractress.
One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has revealed the tracklisting and album artwork for their upcoming album, "Grim Tales," due out this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.
Here is the tracklisting in no particular order:
1. Misfit With A Machinegun
2. Cursed By The Knife
3. Saint Lucifer
4. Bastards Of Monstrosity
5. Dominator Of The Flesh
6. A Date With Suicide
7. Make Them Die Slowly
8. Bonebreaker Propaganda
9. The Frisco Reaper
10. Death Makes It All Go Away
Click here to check out the album cover.
The band comments: "Grim Tales is starting to shape up. Rehearsals are going great and time is ticking towards a nice studio session. We are fully prepared to make the best possible Army album yet and at the end of this year we will prove that to you all. We can't wait to unleash this monster upon you all. So check it out when it's done will ya!"
Washington, DC metro-area heavy metal band Almost Human is preparing to record not one - but two - albums before the close of the year. The band entered the studio to begin tracking on their debut album on April 19, with a tantative release date set for late June 2008.
Formed in November 2006, Almost Human fuses the best of classic and modern metal influences such as Metallica, Iron Maiden and Killswitch Engage to attain a unique sound that is both heavy and melodic, yet modern. Almost Human has music that will appeal to fans of multiple genres, such as rock, metal, progressive, alternative, etc.