Metal News for April 27, 2007
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour of Japan, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP is returning to the U.S. and Canada for a summer tour. The legendary guitarist will be performing timeless classics from all stages of his illustrious career, including SCORPIONS, UFO and MSG, to commemorate his "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", which is out now. Support on all dates will come from San Francisco-based guitar virtuoso Doug Doppler, signed to Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. This tour will run June 15 to July 21. MSG's schedule is now shaping up as follows:
Jun. 15 - Santa Rosa, CA - Last Day Saloon
Jun. 16 - Portland, OR - Outlaws
Jun. 17 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Jun. 20 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
Jun. 21 - West Hollywood, CA - The Key Club
Jun. 22 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
Jun. 23 - Santa Clara, CA - The Avalon
Jun. 24 - Sacramento, CA - Hard Rock Live
Jun. 25 - San Diego, CA at - Brick By Brick
Jul. 01 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
Jul. 05 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
Jul. 06 - Detroit, MI - I-Rock
Jul. 09 - Chicago, Il - House of Blues (with ENUFF Z' NUFF)
Jul. 12 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Jul. 14 - Hartford, CT -Webster Theatre
Jul. 15 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Jul. 19 - Long Island, NY - Mulcahy's
Jul. 20 - Richmond, VA at Toad's Place
Jul. 21 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
French black metallers ARKHON INFAUSTUS will release their long-awaited new album, "Orthodoxyn", on May 28 via Osmose Productions. A strictly limited edition digibook (limited to 1,500 copies) will include "fantastic" artwork and a 40-page booklet. A regular CD will also be released, as well as a strictly limited-edition vinyl (limited to 1,000 copies), which will include a poster. The CD will be released in North America via Red Stream Inc. A song from the upcoming album, "When They Have Called", is available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted their video for the song "Paid in Full" at YouTube. The track comes off the group's new album, "Unia" (Finnish for "Dreams"), due in North America on May 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed at Finnvox studio in Helsinki and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Stockholm, Sweden. More...
Norwegian death metallers BLOOD RED THRONE have completed work on their new album, due on June 25 via Earache Records.
Tchort of BLOOD RED THRONE states: "Yet another tough birth is over and the BLOOD RED THRONE crew is proud to announce its newest album is born! People familiar with the band and its past know the term 'The BRT curse,' and it struck us on several occasion this time as well. In the past it broke down our transportation in the middle of nowhere, killed our vocalist (whom we managed to resurrect with a little love and caring (read: mouth-to-mouth. We won't reveal who was the (un)lucky caretaker), a tree that bitchslapped a couple of our members while surfing the roof of the tour bus (while driving) inside the city of London (some might say that it was a light version of the curse as the bridge missed them!), a drummer who had to be replaced as he disappeared while recording the drums for one of our albums ('Spinal Tap', anyone?) and the story goes on. However, the fact remains that we are proud of the new album and we are proud to show the capacity of our two new members caught on tape for the first time. This album (more details soon to come) represents the essence of BLOOD RED THRONE. Groove, aggression, catchiness, melody and technique. In a perfect BRT blend! We are looking forward to meet all of you on the road again soon!" More...
Candlelight Records has inked a deal with Italian gothic-doom band THE FORESHADOWING. Their debut full-length album, Days Of Nothing, will be out in Europe on October 22nd.
According to a press release, "Days Of Nothing is The Foreshadowing's first chapter of apocalypse. The band combines ambient and epic atmospheres with powerful guitar riffs into 10 tracks of melodic doom metal reminding MY DYING BRIDE, KATATONIA and ANATHEMA basing on the concept of the monotony of life, waiting for the apocalypse that is to come."
Says the band, our aim "is to bring you into an atom-sphere of apocalyptic tragedy and alienation from humanity and everyday life with a moody and powerful music. We don’t feel part of this world and we don’t need to believe in any creed, convention or lifestyle. We just wait for a right end of this wrong and cruel world."
For more info visit their Myspace page.
A DREAM THEATER EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the group's new album, "Systematic Chaos", is available for download here (QuickTime, 38.5 MB). A new track, entitled "Constant Motion", is available for free at this location. Simply fill in your details and the download link will be sent directly to your e-mail.
"Systematic Chaos" will be released on Tuesday, June 5 (date may vary in different countries) through Roadrunner and will be available in two formats: regular-edition CD (cover) and a special-edition CD and DVD (cover). More...
German rock legends the SCORPIONS have announced the following Canadian live dates (some venues tba):
25 - Shawinigan, QC
28 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
30 - Montreal, QC - Bell Center
1 - Chicoutimi, QC More...
Belgian progressive metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS check in with the following update:
"You asked for it and you got it!
"For the fourth time, Oceans Of Sadness will play on the home turf festival of Graspop Metal Meeting! Only some 8,000 - 9,000 people showed up last time (or was it 10,000? or 11... million?). Anyways, this is the chance to prove that Belgian headbangers bang the best to a Belgian headbanging metal band!" More...
UK stoners ORANGE GOBLIN have issued the following update:
"As well as the addition to this years Download Festival, Orange Goblin have also been announced to appear at this years Guilfest to be held in Guildford, Surrey over the weekend of July 13th, 14th and 15th. OG will be appearing on the Sunday, the 15th. Tickets are on sale and for info check out the official Guilfest website."
"The band are also proud to announce a further festival appearance, at the Sauzipf Rocks Festival to be held in Radenthein, Austria on Saturday, August 11th. Other band appearing include END OF LEVEL BOSS, ROTOR and many more. For info and tickets please check out www.sauzipfrocks.com." More...
Florida death metal legends SIX FEET UNDER have made their new video, for the track 'Ghosts Of The Undead', available online at this location.
Six Feet Under released their new album, Commandment, via Metal Blade Records in North America on April 17th. The album was released on April 20th (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) and April 23rd (rest of Europe) in the following formats: Limited Edition Box with Six Feet Under flag and Limited Edition 180 gram red vinyl (666 pieces).
Commandment features the following tracks: 'Doomsday', 'Thou Shall Kill', 'Zombie Executioner', 'The Edge Of The Hatchet', 'Bled To Death', 'Resurrection Of The Rotten', 'As The Blade Turns', 'The Evil Eye', 'In A Vacant Grave', 'Ghosts Of The Undead'.
Cumberland, Maryland-based grindcore/metal act EXTERMINANCE have added 2 new members recently. Ryan Engle is the new bassist. He is also the founder and bassist of ETERNAL RUIN (Amputated Vein Records) and played with Exterminance's founding member Paul Folk in LAST RITES who released a split on Game Two Records titled Mason Dixon Mayhem 10 years ago.
The band also introduce newcomer Dale Erdman as an additional vocalist/frontman.
The band will be recording at the end of May, five new tracks for their split with label mates SAPREMIA (NJ) that will be issued via Open Grave Records, release date is set for August 27th worldwide. More...
SYMPHONY X release their new album, Paradise Lost, on June 26th via Inside Out Music.
Paradise Lost was produced by the band and the mix was completed by Jens Bogren (OPETH). The final tracklisting for the album (artwork pictured): 'Oculus Ex Inferni', 'Set The World On Fire (The Lie Of Lies)', 'Domination', 'The Serpent’s Kiss', 'Paradise Lost', 'Eve Of Seduction', 'The Walls Of Babylon', 'Seven', 'The Sacrifice', 'Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia)'. More...