Metal News for April 24, 2010
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23 news articles posted on this day.
Grave is in the studio putting the finishing touches on the new album, entitled "BURIAL GROUND." The album will be released on June 14th. The cover artwork will be revealed within days.
Ola states, “We are in the very final stages now and will be finished within a couple of days now.”
The tracklisting for "Burial Ground" is as follows:
2. Semblance In Black
3. Dismembered Mind
4. Ridden With Belief
7. Sexual Mutiliation
9. Burial Ground
Sweden's legendary death metallers HYPOCRISY, who are about to tour the United States of America, have uploaded their latest music video. Watch the video for "Weed Out The Weak" below:
The track comes off the group's new album called "A Taste of Extreme Divinity," which was released in October 2009.
Belgium death grinders ABORTED have issued the following tour update:
“Hey everyone, just a small update regarding the MACHINES OF GRIND tour we just started with our friends from ROTTEN SOUND. As we all know the package should have been completed by THE RED CHORD and THOSE WHO LIE BENEATH. Unfortunately, it seems the lord is not on our side and this whole volcano mess in Iceland, and the flight ban that followed, made it impossible for our American partners in crime to join the package. This left us struggling with what to do for several days, cancel the whole tour because we were facing increasing financial losses daily, or just grind on and say fuck it, no goddamn volcano is going to stop ROTTEN SOUND or ABORTED and Avocado Booking."
"Since we are all proud warriors and there is nothing we hate doing more than disappointing our fans, cancelling was not an option and we decided to move forward with the tour, being just ABORTED and ROTTEN SOUND in a co-headlining run with each day having the best local bands the promoters can offer :). This has been a very harsh start of the tour and we hope that we can count on all of you fans to make this DIY FUCK THE VOLCANO tour a blast, so show up as many and support the bands who are putting their asses on the line to show up every day." More...
INSIDIOUS DISEASE was formed in late 2004 by Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir) and Jardar (Old Man’s Child) with drummer Tony Laureano (Angelcorpse, Nile) and Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, Lock Up). With vocalist Marc Grewe - of former German death metal cult act Morgoth, which were one of the earliest bands signed to Century Media.
The is planning to release their debut album “Shadowcast” through Century Media Records.
Silenoz comments, "We're proud, relieved and very happy to announce that Insidious Disease is joining the Century Media family! The excitement of finally sharing the debut album with you and knowing we'll meet you on the road is something we have a hard time hiding right now - we can't wait!"
Check out a couple of advance tracks at the band’s official MySpace page.
Melbourne metal trio CONTRIVE has just released a short teaser of their new album, "The Internal Dialogue," on their official Youtube channel. The new album was mixed by Devin Townsend, and is set for a May release this year. Check out the teaser video below.
Contrive – The Internal Dialogue Teaser:
The Prophecy 23 has posted the 2nd episode of THE PROPHECY²³ TV online. Watch it below:
Releasing their third studio album, "Through The Heart of The Infidel," via Vancouver label Thorny Bleeder Records (digitally April 27th and CD in stores on May 25th), Montreal rockers Special Ops have announced their Canada and US "Through The Heart of The Infidel Tour." The tour will kick off in Toronto on April 28th and see the infantry invade 60 plus dates to support their latest release.
Special Ops' third album, "Through The Heart of The Infidel," was produced by award winning producer and mixer Glen Robinson (Voivod, The Ramones, AC/DC, Gwar, Queensryche, Nashville Pussy) along with the engineering and production talents of Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope, Monarchy).
Here are the upcoming Special Ops tour dates:
April 28, 2010 Toronto, ON
April 29, 2010 Chatham, ON
April 30, 2010 Detroit, MI
May 1, 2010 Cincinnati, OH
May 5, 2010 Pulaski, VI
May 6, 2010 Murfreesboro, NC
May 7, 2010 Myrtle Beach, SC
May 8, 2010 Jacksonville, FL
May 9, 2010 Mobile, AL
May 10, 2010 New Orleans, LA
May 11, 2010 Shreveport, LA
May 12, 2010 Bryan, TX
May 13, 2010 Watauga, TX
May 14, 2010 Houston, TX
May 15, 2010 San Antonio, TX
May 16, 2010 Lubbock, TX
May 17, 2010 Albuquerque, NM
May 18, 2010 Phoenix, AZ
May 18, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ
May 19, 2010 Pacific Beach, CA
May 20, 2010 Ocean Side, CA
May 21, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
May 22, 2010 Santa Monica, CA
May 23, 2010 Berkely, CA
May 26, 2010 Sacremento, CA
May 27, 2010 San Francisco, CA
May 28, 2010 Redding, CA
May 29, 2010 Eugene, OR
June 1, 2010 Boise, ID
June 2, 2010 Portland, OR
June 3, 2010 Tacoma, WA
June 4, 2010 Seattle, WA
June 5, 2010 Vancouver, BC
June 8, 2010 Vancouver, BC
June 9, 2010 Vancouver, BC
June 10, 2010 Fraser Valley, BC
June 11, 2010 Kelowna, BC
June 12, 2010 Kelowna, BC
June 13, 2010 Vernon, BC
June 14, 2010 Vernon, BC
June 15, 2010 Calgary, BC
June 16, 2010 Grande Prairie, AB
June 17, 2010 St Albert, AB
June 18, 2010 Edmonton, AB
June 19, 2010 Calgary, AB
June 22, 2010 Lethbridge, AB
June 23, 2010 Saskatoon, SK
June 24, 2010 Brandon, MB
June 25, 2010 Winnipeg, MB
June 26, 2010 Fargo, ND
June 29, 2010 St. Paul, MI
June 30, 2010 Des Moines, IA
July 1, 2010 Chicago IL
July 2, 2010 Indianapolis,IN
July 3, 2010 Louiseville, KY
July 4, 2010 Cleveland, OH
July 5, 2010 Buffalo, NY
July 6, 2010 Syracuse, NY
July 7, 2010 Rochester, NY
July 8, 2010 St. Catharines, ON
July 9, 2010 Toronto, ON
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL has announced that their new fourth album will be released through the label Metal Age Productions, before the end of the year.
Commented the band, “We are extremely excited about this contractual relationship with Metal Age ! For us, it's a huge honour to be in an artist roster alongside with historical bands like: Avulsed, Abaddon Incarnate, Desecration, Fleshless, Malignant Tumour, Natron, Ressurected etc."
"In our past incursions on foreign stages, there was a common presence in all metal markets - the MAP's stand!"
"In addition to this, a release history of more than 100 titles, make us strongly believe that Metal Age is the reliable and hardworking label that we were looking for." More...
Hardcore/crossover band Common Enemy has posted a new video for "Warped in World 8." Check it out below.
Check out more of the band's music here or catch them live on the following dates, including their "Living the Dream" European Tour:
May 1, 2010 @ 6:00P - Gloominous Doom CD Release Show @ Behler-Hein (Hamburg) Legion Hall Hamburg, Pennsylvania
May 15, 2010 @ 3:00P - The Forward Hall (All Ages Show!) Erie, Pennsylvania
May 15, 2010 @ 9:00P - Crooked I (21+ Show) Erie, Pennsylvania
May 20, 2010 @ 8:00P - Tommy Weisbecker Haus Berlin, Berlin
May 21, 2010 @ 8:00P - Tryptichon Münster
May 22, 2010 @ 7:00P - Lükaz Lünen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
May 23, 2010 @ 8:00P - Wohnwelt Wunstorf, Niedersachsen
May 24, 2010 @ 8:00P - Klex Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
May 25, 2010 @ 8:00P - 007 Club Prag
May 26, 2010 @ 8:00P - Pogo Loco Club Budapest
May 27, 2010 @ 8:00P - CK13 Novi Sad
May 28, 2010 @ 8:00P - Pucok Underground Székesfehérvár
May 29, 2010 @ 5:00P - Epplehaus Tuebingen
May 30, 2010 @ 8:00P - Raumstation Frankfurt
May 31, 2010 @ 8:00P - "LIVING THE DREAM?" EUROPEAN TOUR (4th) - May 20th - 30th,, 2010 @ Europe
Jun 11, 2010 @ 8:00P - TBA SOON Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Jun 12, 2010 @ 1:00P - "Keep It A Threat" Fest 2 @ Transitions Skate Park Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Jun 20, 2010 @ 10:00A
Punk Island, 2010 @ Governor’s Island, New York
Sep 3, 2010 @ 9:00P - "OUT TO GET YOU" PUERTO RICO TOUR @ Nuestro Zón San Juan
Sep 4, 2010 @ 9:00P - "OUT TO GET YOU" PUERTO RICO TOUR @ La Tertulia Mayaguez
Brazilian death thrash metal band Disorder Of Rage has issued the following update:
"Hellyeah, Disorder Of Rage are finally in the studio recording our full lenght album! We finish our pre-prodution and started tracking drums this month. It's a great feeling and the drums are fucking killer. Our most Brutal and Fast stuff is coming soon."
ROSETTA has posted a new track, "Revolve," to their Myspace page, which has been fully revamped to accommodate the track and artwork from their new full-length album, "A Determinism of Morality." The new album will be released via Translation Loss Records on May 25th, 2010.
The new album was recorded at Translator Audio by Andrew Schneider (City of Ships, Pelican, Unsane, Made Out Of Babies). The layout features artwork by Mike Wohlberg of tFk! Illustration (Pelican, The Acacia Strain, A Life Once Lost). More...
Dutch death metal act Asphyx has issued the following update about recording two new tracks:
"Asphyx have recorded two tracks in the Sonic Assault studio. The new track is called 'We Doom You To Death' and will appear on the upcoming split 7" with Finnish doom/deathsters Hooded Menace.The title says it all...it's brutally doomy and heavy. The second track is a cover from the mighty Majesty from the U.S. It's the track called 'Bestial Vomit' from the 1988 demo. Since Majesty is a big influence of Asphyx we thought it was a good idea to honour that excellent demo this way."
You can also catch Asphyx live on the following dates:
4/29 2010 Atak Enschede
5/16 2010 Kulturfabrik Luxemburg
5/29 2010 Maryland Deathfest Baltimore, Maryland
6/4 2010 Protzen Open Air Protzen
6/19 2010 Hellfest Clisson
7/10 2010 In Flammen Open Air Torgau (near Leipzig-Germany)
7/16 2010 Kaltenbach open air Kaltenbach
8/13 2010 Party San Open Air Bad Berka
8/21 2010 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbühl
9/3 2010 Livefactory (metal feast) Adelsheim
Norwegian metallers Blood Red Throne have announced that guitarist Tchort has left the band due to work and family commitments. Tchort has now officially been replaced by Ivan Gujic of Neon God. You can check out sample Blood Red Throne tracks through the band's MySpace page, and they also have the following upcoming tour dates:
6/26 2010 Helheim Bar Fredrikstad, Østfold
8/28 2010 Arena di Viadana Viadana, Milano
New York thrashers Castrofate have checked in with the following recording update:
"We are in the midst of recording our new album with James Murphy producing. Dmitriy laid down the drum tracks at The Porch Studios, and James took care of the bass tracks at SafeHouse Production. I have returned to NY while James takes care of some business, and I will be back down there at SafeHouse Production to finish the guitars and vocals in mid-May.
"We are setting up a Fall Tour which hopefully will coincide with the release of the record. Also, we still have some t-shirts and some 'Cataclysmic Insanity' CD's left, and only 2 hoodies are left in our stock. Stay tuned!"
Sweden's Daemonicus has issued the following statement about using a session drummer for their upcoming tour dates:
"We are ready to thrash Uddevalla! It has been a long time since last time wrote, much has happened in the Daemonicus-camp as the loss of our drummer. At the the same time many positive things lurking in our dungeon, and right now we are thrilled because: WE ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN! Even if it is just for one day it feels great! Our destination is Uddevalla in the south part of Sweden to play at 'club Get' For this gig we asked the great drummer from 'Flagelant' etc. Keep yourself updated!"
The upcoming Daemonicus shows are as follows:
4/24 2010 Club Adrian Uddevalla, Västra Götalands län
5/22 2010 Pipeline Sundsvall
Belgium's Fractured Insanity, who recently signed to Xtreem Music, has issued the following announcement about finishing the recording of a new album:
"Hellow! Today was the last day of the recordings. Tomorrow we'll be heading back towards Belgium, waiting until we have the final product in our hands. At this moment it sounds already f*cking amazing, and it still needs to be mixed and mastered. The album will be out around August. More info about that soon. Expect some nice movies soon! Brutal Greetings!"
Sample Fractured Insanity tracks can be heard at this location.
Finnish dark metal act Enthrope has posted a teaser video online for their upcoming full-length album "Tomorrow's Dead Days," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about signing a record deal for the release of the album:
"Hi all! Here's the latest... We signed a record deal with Supernova Records, a division of Bonnier Amigo Music Group. The single, Moon Chains Descent, is out 10th May and the album, Tomorrow's Dead Days, will be out 2nd June 2010. We were very fortunate to have Suvi Grym (from Vanguard) to do some beautiful vocals on The Desolate and End It All. Artwork, layout and photography was again handled masterfully by Kalle Pyyhtinen."
The album's track listing will be as follows: More...
German metal act Mortal Infinity has posted footage online of their time recording new material, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the recording process:
"Hello people, now all recordings are finished for the time being and this week the band gets the rough mixes. Should this be approved by the band, it goes to mastering. The waiting has an end so soon. Today a new video was uploaded from the studio. We hope soon to be able to show more new videos. Stay tuned!"
California's No Bragging Rights has posted a music video online for the track "Unafraid to Burn," which can be viewed below.
No Bragging Rights also has the following upcoming live shows: More...
Minnesota's Iron Thrones, who recently won the "No Labeled Needed" contest, has checked in with the following update about recording their new album:
"Well ladies and gentlemen, Iron Thrones is officially back in Minnesota. With tracking for the album complete, and mixing underway, I feel like I can finally decompress and start to reflect on what the hell just happened. So much of the last month has been so far out of the realm of possibility, I’m still not completely convinced that the whole thing wasn’t just some crazy dream. Granted, as a guy that generally walks, bikes, or drives wherever I need to go, the fact that I flew across the country at hundreds of miles per hour is enough to boggle the mind in and of itself, as common as it might be to some. But even aside from the time zone change and significantly different scenery, the experiences we had on this trip changed a lot of things, both personally and in terms of how the band operates. Even the way we express ourselves through our music has likely changed, although not in a dishonest or completely unnatural fashion.
"Of course, as a band who touts themselves as 'striv[ing] to express ourselves honestly and completely through our music, so that we may deeply connect with people all over the world,' it’s important for me to say that our goal hasn’t changed. Everything on the record we made came from us, and was performed by ourselves. That said, we did essentially have a fifth member of the band on this record, acting as a sort of sagely guide to help us along our path, personified by one Will Putney (our producer). Because of his influence, parts of the songs on this record are very likely different than they would have been had he not been there. I realize that this is likely tripping some rather prickly triggers in some peoples’ minds, and so I will elaborate and explain this apparent contradiction in philosophies. More...
Strange Flesh has checked in with the following update about parting ways with their second guitarist and beginning work on a new EP:
"Strange Flesh are happy to announce that they've started writing for the upcoming ep 'the beautiful dead.' Results are interesting and challenging so far. Definitely Strange Flesh. Brett Evans is no longer in the band. 'nuff said. We've decided to forgo the 2nd guitarist and just stay a 3 piece. Better for everyone involved. The band has pulled several shows due to promoter lack of communication skills. Warned before about not confirming properly before we haul ass across the country. Not gonna happen on our watch. If you haven't confirmed, Strange Flesh ain't showing.
"The band also is semi-retiring from playing out. A lackluster local scene filled with tired clicks and thankless bands (whom we've given many a show to, never returned) has helped this decision. Frankly, might be cover band time (side gig, relax) again. Making music is the focus right now. We will appear on an occasional bill, so we won't be too far gone. Besides, we kick much ass live, so, why not? Enjoy your scene, fellow locals...you've earned it!"
German metallers Nucleator have updated their tour schedule with the following list of upcoming dates:
5/2 2010 Bastard Club / w. HEATHEN Osnabrück, Niedersachsen
8/27 2010 Stadtfest Oldenburg Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
9/10 2010 Bastard Club / w. Septic Christ & T.C.F. Osnabrück, Niedersachsen
9/11 2010 Hellpower Fest Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
You can also check out several Nucleator tracks via the band's MySpace page.
MOTLEY CRUE singer Vince Neil has signed to Frontier Records for the release of his upcoming solo album, “Tattoos and Tequila,” due for release on June 4th in Europe. The album’s title track will be released as a digital download and will be available April 16th in Europe at all digital shops. The music video along with the single was made available for download earlier this year and can be seen below.
Vince Neil recorded the new album in the winter of 2009 together with his band, formed by bassist Dana Strum, guitarist Jeff Blando (both of Slaughter) and drummer Zoltan Chaney. The album will include two new songs: “Tattoos and Tequila” and “Another Bad Day,” both produced by Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard etc), plus a selection of classic cuts from some of the rock giants that have influenced Vince Neil throughout his musical career. The cover songs were produced by Vince and Jack Blades (Damn Yankees, Night Ranger).
In a recent interview Vince Neil stated: “This album has nothing to do with Motley Crue, Tattoos and Tequila is basically my life” and definitely the new record shows a new, yet familiar side of Vince’s abilities.
The “Tattoos and Tequila” tracklisting will include:
Tattoos & Tequila (Album Version)
He's A Whore (Cheap Trick)
Nobody's Fault (Aerosmith)
Another Bad Day
No Feelings (Sex Pistols)
Long Cool Woman (The Hollies)
Another Piece Of Meat (The Scorpions)
Who Will Stop The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley)
Bitch Is Back (Elton John)
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers (ZZ Top) - bonus track available on first pressing in digipak