Metal News for April 25, 2007
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23 news articles posted on this day.
Stinking Lizaveta continue their long road voyage by touring with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum starting in May. The tour dates are as follows:
Just Stinking Lizaveta:
Fri. May 25th Lancaster PA @ Chameleon Club
Sat. May 26th Parma OH @ Jigsaw Saloon
Sun. May 27th DeKalb IL @ Otto's
Stinking Lizaveta and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum:
Mon. May 28th Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Tues. May 29th Milwaukee WI @ Todd Wehr Center
Weds. May 30th Chicago IL @ Abbey Pub
Thurs. May 31st Indianapolis IN @ Radio Radio
Fri. June 1st Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
Sat .June 2nd Cleveland OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Sun. June 3rd Boston MA @ Middle East
Mon. June 4th Philadelphia PA @ North Star Bar
Tues. June 5th Washington DC @ Black Cat
Weds. June 6th Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw
EVERY TIME I DIE have issued the following update:
“Unless you’re a sorority girl, you’re probably not accustomed to dudes telling you that something called “The Big Dirty” is about to invade your personal space. Well we here at EVERY TIME I DIE are doing just that, so open your holes wide. Your EAR holes. This August, Ferret Music will release what can only be described as ‘EVERY TIME I DIE’s newest album’ known as ‘The Big Dirty.’ Chock-a-block with riffs that only 4 months of a Buffalo, New York winter could spawn, this new record will undoubtedly satisfy those that have followed the band since their first full length release ‘Last Night In Town‘ all the way through ‘Gutter Phenomenon.’ And if you were one of the 38 confused men who strayed somewhere along that interim, we welcome you back with open arms. You want ironically distasteful rock and roll pretenses? You got em. You want riffs so filthy they should have a moustache and wear elastic work out pants when they go out to eat at the Olive Garden? Right here, boys. You want mosh parts so brutal it could star opposite Charles Bronson in ANY of the Death Wish movies? Come get some. Produced by Steve Evetts, The Big Dirty is the CD you would compile if asked to make a mix of the BEST EVERY TIME I DIE songs you haven’t heard yet. Ten plus tracks that tore from our filthy hands like the creature that jumped out of that dudes stomach in Alien. If this ain’t your favorite heavy release of the year, I’ll eat my damn hat. Look for us on Sounds of the Underground this summer with CHIMAIRA and GWAR. And if you’re in Australia, firstly “G’day Mate!” and secondly get your ass ready for us and NORMA JEAN in early June. Who’s buyin?”
Montreal-based metallers QUO VADIS have confirmed a lone live date in Montreal, QC on Saturday, May 12th. Late last year guitarist Bart Frydrychowicz completed work on building a studio for the next Quo Vadis album, due out later this year. Says Bart "My goal is to provide a space that conforms to the expectations of creative perfectionists... artistically and acoustically."
New York City's UNSANE will embark on a U.S. tour in May/June in support of its latest release, "Visqueen", on Ipecac Recordings. The dates are as follows:
May 18 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
May 20 - Providence, RI @ The Livingroom
May 21 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
May 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 24 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
May 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
May 26 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
May 27 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
May 28 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
May 30 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Jun. 02 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jun. 03 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
Jun. 05 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Jun. 06 - Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
Jun. 07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
Jun. 08 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Jun. 09 - Mesa, AZ @ Hollywood Alley
Jun. 10 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Jun. 15 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Jr.
Jun. 16 - Houston, TX @ The Proletariat
Jun. 18 - Baton Rouge, IA @ Spanish Moon
Jun. 19 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Louge
Jun. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl More...
American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have made their new single, "Ghost Opera", available for streaming at their MySpace page. A video for the song has been posted online at YouTube. The track is the title cut off KAMELOT's new album, which is scheduled for release on the following dates: Germany: June 1; Europe: June 4; USA: June 5.
"Ghost Opera" will be KAMELOT's third release for SPV/Steamhammer Records. The CD was recorded and mixed at Gate Studios and Pathway Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro. Artwork was handled by Mattias Norén with contributions by Alexandra V. Bach, Liliana Sanchez and Derek Gores. A limited-edition digipack version of the CD will include the bonus cut "The Pendulous Fall" along with a bonus DVD containing the video for the album's title track, "Ghost Opera", shot by director Ivan Colic of Serbia's ICode team as well as the making of the "Ghost Opera" video. The limited edition will contain a special extended booklet as well. More...
Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have issued the following update:
"Ok, let's start with some good news. We have found our new guitar players! Karri Kuisma is now our official member and our new solo guitarist is a dude called Tomy Laisto. Both Karri and Tomy already played with us at the show in Turku (April 11). Jarkko will still be a member of MORS PRINCIPIUM EST, but he will not play any live shows.
"And then some not so good news. We decided with Joona [Kukkola, keyboards], that it will be the best for everybody that Joona will not be a member of MORS PRINCIPIUM EST anymore. And the reason why is that Joona just simply doesn't have any time for MORS PRINCIPIUM EST. At the moment we are not looking for a new keyboard player." More...
German death metal act COMMANDER will support DESTRUCTION on May 11 at Turock in Essen, Germany. COMMANDER will also embark on a Balkan tour in May as the support act for Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH. The dates are as follows:
May 27 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mocvara
May 28 - Sarajevo, Bosnia - SA Club
COMMANDER will also play two additional shows with Croatian melodic death band DEFIANT:
May 25 – Osijek, Croatia - Mini Teatar
May 26 – Zupanja, Croatia - OKC
COMMANDER released its acclaimed debut album, "World's Destructive Domination", last year via Bad Land Records/Point Music.
For more information, visit their Myspace page.
Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL played a sold-out show this past Saturday (April 21) at the Blank Club in San Jose, California. Watch video footage of the performance:
Photos from the concert can be found at this location (all pictures by Stephanie Cabral).
DEATH ANGEL will perform at the Pulp Summer Slam 7, set to take place this Saturday, April 28 at Amoranto Stadium, Roces St., Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. More...
The cover artwork for EDENBRIDGE's upcoming rarities/"best of" compilation, entitled "The Chronicles of Eden", has been posted online at this location (artwork created by Katja Piolka).
"The Chronicles of Eden" will be released as a double-CD and limited double-digipack on May 25. Disc One will contain three new, previously unreleased songs, all Japanese and European bonus tracks and songs that were included on all out-of-print singles. Disc Two will include a "best of" selection out of the five released studio albums. More...
Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH have posted a new live video clip for the new track "Christgrinding Avenue", taken from a recent performance at Club 13 in Tilburg, Holland. The track comes from their highly anticipated new album, "The Apostasy", which is set for a July release. Click here to check it out.
BEHEMOTH has just returned from Israel and Nergal (vocals, guitars) checks in with the following report: "This was our second time playing in Israel and once again the show, crowd feedback and the aura around the whole event blew me away! I have no words to describe how much we loved it. I'm happy to see that we have such a strong following in this part of the globe. We also tested out one of our brand new because of its strong connection with Jerusalem and I was curious how the crowd would respond, but they seemed to enjoy it a lot. Awesome! I tell you they love Satan in the holy land." More...
Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have posted two new video clips on their YouTube page. Check out soundcheck footage, shot at the Abril Pro Rock festival in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil on April 14, 2007, and a performance clip of "Ostia", filmed in Buenos Aires on January 13, 2007. More...
On April 10, Weblo.com was the exclusive host for HELLYEAH's CD-release party, which took place at The Clubhouse in Dallas, Texas. View the footage online at this location.
HELLYEAH will launch the "Fire It Up" tour on May 20 in Baltimore before heading over to Australia and making its way to England for an appearance at this year's Download festival. The band also hit the road on this summer's Family Values Tour. Also taking part in the trek are EVANESCENCE, ATREYU, TRIVIUM and FLYLEAF, alongside headliners KORN.
Miami-based hardcore/metal act THICK AS BLOOD has finished recording its debut full-length, "Moment of Truth", at Southern Noise Studios (TORCHE, DONNYBROOK, KIDS LIKE US) in Miami. A July 10 release via Eulogy Records is expected.
Formed in May 2004, THICK AS BLOOD began as seven members forging ahead with a new band that will continue the tradition of South Florida straight edge. Harrowing vocals coupled with pummeling breakdowns will leave the listener longing for more. Their convictions infused with influences from today's heavy hitters such as HATEBREED, TERROR, and SWORN ENEMY will make sure they are a staple in today's hardcore scene.
Look for THICK AS BLOOD to appear at Edge Fest 2007 in May and on tour with THE MILES BETWEEN (Seventh Dagger) and RECON for all of July.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/xthickasbloodx.
The official MEGADETH "United Abominations" e-card has been updated to include the studio version of "Washington is Next!" in the media player at the end of the card. Click here to view it now.
DIMMU BORGIR's video for "The Serpentine Offering," the lead track off In Sorte Diaboli, the band's new album which is available in-stores now, will debut on MTV2's Headbangers Ball this Saturday, April 28th at 7 p.m. PACIFIC / 10 p.m. EASTERN. Fans are encouraged to post feedback on the video here.
You can check out a new song from SKINLAB entitled “The Face of Aggression” online over at their official MySpace page.
INCUBUS have announced the following Summer North American tour dates:
July 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
July 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
July 12 - Santa Barbara, CA @ County Bowl
July 14 - Berkley, CA @ Greek Theater
July 15 - Lake Tahoe, NV @ Harvey’s
July 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana
July 18 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
July 20 - Kansas City @ City Mart
July 21 - Omaha, NE @ Westfair Radio Show
July 22 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless
July 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target
July 25 - Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island
July 26 - Detroit, MI @ DTE
July 28 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawns
July 29 - Cincinatti, OH @ Riverbend
July 31 - Colombus, OH @ Promowest Amp
August 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City
August 2 - Toronto CAN @ Molson Amp
August 5 - Guilford, NH @ Meadowbrook
August 6 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana
August 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Penns Landing
August 9 - New York, NY @ Jones Beach
August 10 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Banks Arts Center
August 12 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
August 13 - Saratoga, NY @ SPAC
August 20 - Victoria, BC @ Victoria Arena
August 22 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center
August 23 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
August 25 - Seattle, WA @ Gorge Download Fest
August 26 - Portland, OR @ KUFO Festival
August 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Hi Fi Buys
August 29 - West Palm, FL @ Sound Advice Amp
August 30 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amp
September 1 - Houston, TX @ Woodlands
September 2 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Amp
September 3 - Austin, TX @ Backyard
September 5 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa
September 7 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless
September 8 - San Diego, CA @ Coors Amp
Deranged will enter a small local recording studio this weekend to "cut a demo" for all of the songs that will be featured on the next full length album (as announced earlier to be titled "The red light murder case").
Rikard Wermén (drums) comments; "It'll just be a quick and pretty rough recording. Basically something for Martin (vocals) and I to have when working on the lyrics... There's all in all 10 tracks and as it feels now, they are all strong and will most likely end up on the CD."
Further on, the band are planning to do some serious touring later this year to support the release of "The red light murder case". Release date are set to november and it'll be released on Regain Records.
Technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have announced their last-ever U.S. performances.
This weekend the band will hit the stage for the last time in their native Florida with headlining shows in Tampa and Miami (at Brass Mug and Club Flower respectively). Following, ATHEIST will perform at a handful of European festivals before a final show in New York City. A listing of ATHEIST live appearances can be found online here with more info on the band’s final show to be announced soon.
Last January, ATHEIST guitarist/vocalist Kelly Schaefer reassembled much of what was widely considered the bands classic recording lineup (Schaefer, bassist Tony Choy, and drummer Steven Flynn) to perform a select number of one-off shows to celebrate the re-issue of their wildly-influential catalog (1988’s ‘Piece of Time‘, 1993’s ‘Elements‘, and the 1991’s legendary ‘Unquestionable Presence‘). Among those shows were performances at such legendary festivals such as Germany’s Wacken Open Air, Norway’s Hole In The Sky Fest, Italy’s Evolution Fest, England’s Bloodstock Open Air, and the Los Angeles Murderfest. More...
U.K. death metal band AKERCOCKE has made its entire new album, "Antichrist", available for streaming at Earache.com. Due on May 28 via Earache Records), the CD's concept was previously described by the group as "wonderfully rich. It represents a supreme opposite. The epithet of the great antagonist provided a wonderful metaphoric framework within which to work. We have strived to make elements of the recording as evil as possible. Creating atmospheres that are deliberately uncomfortable. Spurred on by a rage enhanced by the complete disgust with our recent history, we didn't have to dig very deeply to find the malice and rancour sufficient to evoke the spirit of violent antithesis. Antichrist is the perfect banner for a collection of songs that are tales of opposition, sanguinary lust and the axiom of our raison d'etre."
"Antichrist" track listing:
01. Black Messiah
02. Summon The Antichrist
04. The Promise
05. My Apterous Angel
06. Distant Fires Reflect The Eyes Of Satan
07. Man Without Faith Or Trust
08. The Dark Inside
09. Footsteps Resound In An Empty Chapel
AKERCOCKE will team up with CEPHALIC CARNAGE, TED MAUL and BURNING SKIES for a U.K. tour beginning May 16 in Nottingham.
Monolith Entertainment Group (MEG) planted the underground metal nation's flag into Indiana soil today (April 25th) by announcing the inaugural Indianapolis Metal Fest set for September 22nd, 2007. The music festival features a growing list of top underground metal bands as well as highly-regarded unsigned bands making for a showcase of 40 bands in all.
"There is only one reason to put on this show," says MEG President Rob Mason. "It will turn the media and industry spotlights on an extremely vibrant underground regional metal scene. This event will bring together the best of the local and the best of the national underground metal scenes." More...
The 2007 edition of Germany's Under The Black Sun open-air festival is scheduled for July 6th - 7th at Bernau, Helenenau (Germany). Norway's 1349 have been named as the festival headliners.
Acts set to perform at the festival now include: More...
Britain's ANATHEMA has scheduled the following dates:
May 30 - Bibelot, Dordrecht, Holland
May 31 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Jun. 01 - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
Jun. 02 - Rockhaus, Salzburg, Austria
Jun. 03 - Gods of Metal, Milan, Italy
Jun. 04 - Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
Jun. 05 - Tivoli, Utrecht, Holland
Jun. 06 - Lantaarn, Hellendoorn, Holland
Jun. 15 - Artmania, Sibiu, Romania
Jul. 01 - Rockwave, Athens, Greece More...