Metal News for April 26, 2008
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Tour dates have been announced for Russian Circles' upcoming U.S. tour with Daughters. Here are the latest:
6/3 Iowa City, IA @ Picador
6/4 St Louis, MO @ Bluebird Theater
6/5 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/6 Denver, CO @ Marquis
6/7 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
6/8 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/9 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6/10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6/11 Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda
6/12 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
6/14 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
6/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
6/16 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
6/18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
6/20 Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/21 Ft Worth, TX @ Lolas
6/22 Houston, TX @ Rudyards
6/23 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
6/24 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
6/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
6/26 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
6/27 Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
6/28 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
6/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/30 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
7/1 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
OBITUARY vocalist John Tardy has issued the following road update from South America:
"Just when I say Santiago could have been the best show of the tour, our fans in Venezuela really show up for us and it was just an amazing show. This was our first time to Venezuela and I have no idea why we waited so long to get there. What a show. We actually played inside a bull-fighting ring. Sick! The fans were absolutely crazy!
Once again no sleep last night. We left the show around 1:00 am and had a 3 hour drive back to the airport. Our flights to Bogata left at 6:00 am but, we made it here and are ready for a good show tonight. We have never been to Columbia either, so I am really looking forward to tonight's show. Bogata, we will see you tonight!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
Tomorrow is our last show and it is in Ecuador. You may have read in the news about a club there that caught on fire and killed at least 14 people. We never like hearing anything like that and our thoughts are with those families. Because of this our show has been moved, but we are still playing. Check the tour schedule!!!"
Edguy are currently preparing to hit the studio to work on the successor of their recent album Rocket Ride.
Frontman Tobias Sammet says: "People think that we are quite fast but that's not the truth. I completed the Avantasia album last autumn, the Avantasia song-writing itself was completed even way back in 2006. All the new ideas I've had since then could be taken for Edguy. In fact, this is a long time to refresh your creativity and gather new stuff. The material sounds very fresh, it embraces all the different trademarks of Edguy, I think it is a logical continuation of Rocket Ride and Hellfire Club. Maybe it doesn't come across as goofy as Rocket Ride, but I am sure if we have fun in the studio we'll have enough possibilities to ruin the day for notoriously bitter people, haha. Yet it's more bombastic and heavier, not too fast cause I really don't like pure speed metal that much anymore. I like 'Lavatory Love Machine', 'The Piper Never Dies', 'Mandrake' and 'Sacrifice'. There's three fast tracks, but they are all good, not 'just fast'! We'll enter the studio next week and work whenever producer Sascha Paeth and me come back from the Avantasia weekends."
Candlelight Records confirms June 10 as the US release date for "Urban Cancer," the debut album from Canada’s NEFASTUS DIES. Featuring former Ion Dissonance vocalist Ill-Fate, the album was produced by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon).
The track listing for Urban Cancer includes: "Fragments of Poisoned Components," "Primal Chaos Layers," "Hate Vector," "The Irony of Anti-establishment," "Ideologies," "None of the Above," "Spawns of Illegitemacy," and "Cost-effective Mergers."
The band also recently confirmed performances with Anaal Nathrakh on the following dates:
May 17 – The Kathedral, Toronto ON
May 18 – Gig Theater, Kitchener ON
May 20 – Café Dekcuf, Ottawa ON
May 22 – Plaza Theater, Montreal QC
Candlelight Records has confirmed May 27 as the American release date for "angL", the second solo album from former Emperor vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. The album features nine new songs and will have guest performances by drummer Asgeir Mickelson (Borknagar), bassist Lars Koppang Norberg (Spiral Architect) and Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth).
Recorded and mixed by Ihsahn at Symphonique Studios in Notodden, Norway (the studio owned by Ihsahn and partner Heidi Tveitan), additional work was completed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios and Borge Finnstad (Mayhem, Borknagar) at Toproom Studios. Commenting about the record’s musical collaborations, "Asgeir did such a great job on my last album, that while in preproduction for angL I programmed a much more generic drum track to leave more creative license for him. It was on Asgeir’s recommendation that Lars contribute to the album. They both recorded at Asgeir’s studio (Multimono Studios) and it came together nicely."
Commenting about working with Mikael Akerfeldt, "Mikael and I go back as friends since the early nineties. We met up when Emperor headlined Wacken in 2006 and had a great time watching bands together. We talked then about doing something together at some point and in spite of busy schedules on both sides this luckily came to happen. Rough mixes of "Unhealer" with lyrics were sent to Mikael with the idea for both clean and growl vocals. He worked on it during his off-time recording the new Opeth album. I could not be any happier with the results."
Writing for angL began early in 2007 and picked up momentum after the Emperor US performances early last summer. "I knew to a greater extent where I wanted to go with this album, though I feel all albums are a kind of struggle to overcome. Regardless of how many you make, it never gets any easier." An aggressive schedule to complete the album, in addition to recording projects for Hardingrock (in which Ihsahn also contributes) and Starofash (released February 26), Ihsahn completed album tracking in early December.
Legendary rocker Ted Nugent has confirmed the following "Rolling Thunder" tour dates:
Jun. 07 - Sandusky, OH - Ohio Bike Week
Jun. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theater
Jun. 10 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Jun. 12 - Bakersfield, CA - Fox Theater
Jun. 13 - Pozo, CA - Pozo Theater
Jun. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jun. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Jun. 17 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Jun. 19 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
Jun. 20 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
Jun. 21 - Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor
Jul. 03 - Naperville, IL - Rib Fest
Jul. 04 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Center
Jul. 07 - Helsinki, Finland - Cable Factory
Jul. 08 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgaarn
Jul. 09 - Malmo, Sweden - KB
Jul. 11 - Zaragoza, Spain - Monsters of Rock Festival
Jul. 12 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
Jul. 13 - Weert, Netherlands - Bospop - Sportpark Boshoven
Jul. 14 - London, England - IndigO2
Jul. 18 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Casino
Jul. 19 - Miami, OK - Buffalo Run Casino
Jul. 23 - London, ON - Rock the Park 5
Jul. 24 - Edmonton, AB - River Cree Casino
Jul. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Boulevard Casino
Jul. 26 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino
Jul. 27 - Kellogg, ID - Silver Mtn. Ampith
Jul. 30 - Davenport, IA - Mississippi Valley Fair
Jul. 31 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Aug. 01 - Tulsa, OK - Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino
Aug. 02 - Ft. Worth, TX - Billy Bob's
Aug. 05 - Jackson, MI - Jackson County Fair
Aug. 08 - Toledo, OH - Lucas County Fairgrounds
Aug. 09 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State Fair
Aug. 10 - Hamburg, NY - Erie County Fair
Aug. 12 - Waukegan, IL - Genesee Theater
Aug. 13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Aug. 14 - De Pere, WI - Brown County Fair
Aug. 15 - Beaver Dam, WI - Dodge County Fair
Aug. 17 - Winter Park, CO - Hawgfest 2008
Aug. 21 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
Aug. 22 - Big Flats, NY - Summer Stage
Aug. 24 - Westbury, NY - Capital One Bank Theater
Aug. 28 - Syracuse, NY - NY State Fair
Aug. 31 - Indianapolis, IN - Military Park
Sep. 26 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Casino
Sep. 27 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Casino
Aussie rockers Airbourne have recently posted their new video for the song "Running Wild" online. The song is also the title track from the bands latest album. In the video, Motorhead mainman and rock God Lemmy makes a brief cameo appearance. Check it out at this location.
Cavalera Conspiracy have announced the first North American dates in support of their debut album "Inflikted." Joining them on the trek will be Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead and Incite. Check out the dates below:
July 17 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 18 - Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
July 19 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza - New York, New York
July 20 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza - New York, New York
July 21 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, Massachusetts
July 25 - Toronto Island - Wakefest Toronto, Ontario
July 26 - Ozzy Osbourne's Monsters Of Rock - Calgary, Alberta
Dying Fetus will re-release their 1998 album "Killing On Adrenaline" on June 15th. The album will also come with a bonus DVD that includes over 100 minutes of live footage from the year 2000.
Arch Enemy's new video for the song "I Will Live Again" has been posted online at Headbagers Blog. You can check it out at this location. The song is from the bands latest offering, "Rise Of The Tyrants."
Dope have announced that they will release their fith studio album "No Regrets" on June 10th. Song titles scheduled to appear include "Violence" and "66Sick"
EXTREME NOISE TERROR have posted the following message:
“We would like to say a massive thanks to everybody that came to the shows we just played up & down the West Coast of America between 10th - 20th April, all those who bought merchandise, drank a beer with us, fed us, let us stay at their houses, shared a stage with us or just hung out & talked shit with us! It was excellent to catch up with the old faces & excellent to meet all the new faces. See you all again soon. Also thanks to everybody involved in anyway with those shows, without your work nothing would have been possible.
Last but not least….MASSIVE THANKS to our road brothers A.D.T. & TRAP THEM for everything you guys did for us & Shane & our friends in PHOBIA….ETERNAL THANKS. It was killer!”
BORIS have lined up the following U.S. tour dates. Joining them will be TORCHE and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM.
June 24 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
June 25 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
June 27 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
June 28 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
June 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
July 01 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
July 02 - Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
July 03 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
July 05 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 06 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
July 08 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
July 09 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
July 10 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
July 11 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
July 12 - Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rosa
July 13 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Barrymore
July 14 - Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace
July 15 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
July 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
July 18 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
July 19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
July 20 - Chicago, IL @ Union Park (Pitchfork Festival)
July 22 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
July 23 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
July 25 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
July 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
July 29 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
PARADISE LOST have posted this message on their official website:
"As from today, you can preview four new tracks (on MySpace) from the upcoming PARADISE LOST DVD, 'The Anatomy Of Melancholy' - which is due to be released next month.
The tracks were recorded at the Koko club in London on April 12, 2007. The audio was mixed by producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with artists such as OPETH, SOILWORK and KATATONIA."
The four tracks are:
02. Pity The Sadness
03. No Celebration
04. Say Just Words
Finland's KORPIKLAANI have issued the following update:
"On each bulletin we release, we get an overwhelming amount of replies from you, asking when we finally will move our asses over to the USA. We cannot promise anything yet, but we CAN tell you that we are working on it. We hope to bring you some more news about this in a couple of weeks. So, be patient and keep an eye on our website / MySpace."
On May 16th, Devildriver will be the featured guests on Bruce Dickinson's weekly radio show. You can check out the show here.
The following press release has been announced:
To celebrate the band's upcoming tour and release of their new studio album, Skeletons on May 12th, WEDNESDAY 13 will be conducting his own paranormal investigations.
Demolition Records have teamed together with one of the UK's leading Ghost Hunting Companies, Fright Nights, to host a series of séances.
After certain shows on the UK leg of the tour, Wednesday 13 will travel to secret haunted locations to perform their own ghostly vigils, with the aid of Mediums specialising in Trance, Ouija boards and Possession!
Frontman, Wednesday said: " I've seen this stuff before on television and I've been a skeptic about this forever. I want to see now if I will eat my own words. I'm really excited and looking forward to the attempt of having the begezzus scared out of me!"
Shinedown have announced that their new album "The Sound Of Madness" has been given a June 24th release date. The band's vocalist Brent Smith had this to say:
"We're in the midst of picking our album cover and locking in dates for shooting our video for 'Devour'... which you will be hearing very soon. It goes to radio on May 5th and I think you'll be able to buy it that day or the next day on iTunes. Right now we're in a rehearsal space tightening up the set list for the shows that start in Jacksonville on May 9th. I should say I'm sorry for making you all wait this long for the new album, but I can't! All I can tell you is that it will be worth the wait. Remember you guys are the boss.
- all my love,
Norwegian metallers SAHG have issued the following update:
"We have just returned from the Sahg II European tour, having played some great shows across the continent. We toured along with headliner TROUBLE and GORILLA MONSOON, with whom we had many good times (and drinks) also off stage.
The tour kicked off in Bologna, Italy, on April 8, and continued to Belgium, before we played five shows in Germany. On the last night, April 20, we played London, England, in front of a magnificent audience, who created a great finale for the tour (click image).
For more pics from the tour, click here, go on to Photo gallery and European tour April 2008.
We were pleased to see so many new fans along the way. Big cheers to everyone who turned up at the concerts, we hope you had as great a time as we had!"
PAIN, who have just finished a somewhat eventful European tour supporting Nightwish, Pain have announced the following dates with more to come soon.
26 - Bandit Boat - Stockholm, Sweden
2 - Sundown Festival - Abtsgmünd, Germany
8 - Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
11 - Kvinesdal Rock Festival - Kvinesdal, Norway
12 - Metalshow Festival - Blome, Latvia
29 - venue tba - Minsk, Belarus
31 - venue tba - Herson, Ukraine