Metal News for April 27, 2009
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Nine Inch Nails has announced a number of new European festival appearances for this summer:
24 June 2009: Prague, Czech Republic [02 Arena] - pre sale 27 April, on sale 04 May
26 June 2009: Milan, Italy [idroscalo] - pre sale/on sale TBA
05 July 2009: Werchter, Belgium [Rock Werchter] - on sale now
18 July 2009: Istanbul, Turkey [Rock N Coke Festival] - pre sale/on sale TBA
24 July 2009: Budapest, Hungary [Syma Sport and Event Centre] - On sale now
25 July 2009: Targu Mures, Romania [Peninsula Festival] - On sale: TBA
28 July 2009: Nimes, France [Festival de Nimes] - On sale 28 April
31 July 2009: Paredes de Coura, Portugal [Paredes de Coura Festival] - On sale now
Brooklyn quintet Hull are offering an MP3 of the track "Architect" as a free download here.
The song is the ninth track on the band's full-length debut album "Sole Lord," which will see a May 26th release via The End Records. The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. The track listing for the album is as follows:
5. Wrath Of The Sands
Sweden's Disfear have announced the following upcoming European tour dates:
5/7 - Stockholm, Sweden - Kafé 44
5/20 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
5/21 - Odense, Denmark - Kansas City
5/22 - Kolding, Denmark - Godset
5/23 - Aalborg, Denmark - 1000Fryd
6/13 - Punk Illegal Fest - Munkedal, Sweden
7/15 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
7/16 - Rosswein, Germany - Juha
7/17 - Svojsice, Czech Republic – Obscene Extreme Festival
7/18 - Piaseczno, Poland – Open Hardcore Fest
7/19 - Gdynia, Poland – Ucho
American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced a headlining run of Europe for this Autumn. Dying Fetus will support the band on all dates with Trigger The Bloodshed and Annotations Of An Autopsy as additional support in Great Britain while Evocation and Obscura as additional support in mainland Europe.
The tour dates are as follows:
October 2 - Oberhausen, Germany - Death Feast Ultimate
October 3 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Way Of Darkness Festival
October 4 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
October 5 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
October 6 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
October 7 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
October 9 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
October 10 - Madrid, Spain - Heineken
October 11 - Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star
October 12 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
October 13 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
October 14 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
October 16 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
October 17 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theatre
October 18 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
October 19 - Bratislava, Slovakia - DK Dubravka
October 20 - Cracow, Poland - Studio
October 21 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
October 23 - München, Germany - Backstage
October 24 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
October 25 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
October 26 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
October 27 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
October 28 - Colchester, England - Arts Centre
October 29 - London, England - Koko
October 30 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
October 31 - Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
November 1 - Leamington, England Spa - Assembly
Metal Blade Records has issued the following update about the upcoming album from Evergreen Terrace:
"Jacksonville, FL hardcore act Evergreen Terrace is pleased to announce 'Almost Home' as the title of their upcoming release and follow up to 2007's Wolfbiker. The band is now geared up to enter Audio Hammer Studios in Orlando, FL with Jason Suecof (Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder, Job for a Cowboy) who will be recording vocals and handling mixing with the rest of the recording taking place with Stan Martell at Martell Studios in Kingsland, GA. Almost Home is set for a September release.
"Here's what guitarist Josh James has to say: 'Crunch time has now approached us, with just 1 week before we go into the studio. As always, we've given a lot and gone through even more during this writing period. From a member of the band leaving to a death in the family: we have accepted the changes that have come and gone in our lives and it all shows in this next batch of songs. I think this record will surprise the new listeners as well as have the old ones stoked. I'd say its best described as a good mixture of Burned Alive by Time and Wolfbiker, but of course, like every band says, ‘it's the best record we've done yet!' If you already hate our band then chances are you'll hate this record, if you already love our band then be prepared to have a new favorite ET record. Regardless, we're stoked.'
"Musically, EVERGREEN TERRACE takes cues from no other. The band transitions effortlessly from fast, powerful heavy hardcore to melodic punk rock. This has allowed them to tour with a diverse group since their start in late 1999 including As I Lay Dying, Strung Out, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, Thursday, Gwar and a spot on the coveted Vans Warped Tour (2008) where the band played with Against Me!, All That Remains, Angels and Airwaves, Cobra Starship, Reel Big Fish, Rise Against, A Day To Remember, and many more."
Anaal Nathrakh has announced that their upcoming album "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow" will be released on June 29th through Candlelight Records. The band is currently streaming the two tracks "More Of Fire Than Blood" and "The Lucifer Effect" online. The songs can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
Devildriver has issued the following statement about their upcoming tour dates:
"Hey guys, this is Jeff Kendrick here. Gearing up to go on the road tomorrow and am really excited for it! Been awhile since we have been to the midwest and several years since we played with our good friends in Slipknot! Lots to report, the record is almost done, we just shot all of the band photos as well as the an awesome video with Nathan Cox. Really excited to see all of you guys on tour and make sure that you keep an eye out for our new record 'Pray For Villains' due out in July. Later"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
UK black metal band Primitive Graven Image has issued the following statement about posting a live video clip online, which can be viewed below:
"I've put up a live versions of 'The Godless Chambers', the first track from our upcoming album 'Celebrating Impending Chaos'. Its taken from our gig at Winterfest in Cork, Ireland. Expect more footage soon!" More...
Starofash recently produce the soundtrack for the Irish film "Ulterior." A video clip from the movie featuring the song "Sophie's Theme" has been posted online, which can be viewed below. Starofash also issued the following statement about the video:
"Starofash would like to share the music video for Ulterior with you. This is the main theme, and appropriately named 'Sophie’s theme.' Sophie is the main character in the movie, played by actress Marlene Marleaux, and it is her journey we follow throughout the film. This is no music video in the traditional sense, as director Jason Mehlhorn has used footage from the movie to illustrate the song." More...
Ihshan has posted a video clip of the performance of the song "Scarab" at a show in Oslo, Norway, which can be viewed below. Mnemosyne Productions has issued the following statement about the video clip:
"From the first ever Ihsahn live show, we would now like to share the song “Scarab” from angL with you. Ihsahn is using a young and very talented band, Leprous, from our hometown as backing band. This is footage taken with our own camera. It was placed on top of a box behind the sound area, a box that did not particularly like the sound waves of the bass drum, so that is why it is a bit 'shaky' at times. Apart from that it turned out okay." More...
Swedish metallers The Few Against Many, featuring ex-Scar Symmetry singer Christian Älvestam, Pär Johansson of Satariel and Demiurg fame, Patrik Gardberg (Torchbearer), Jani Stefanovic (Miseration, Solution .45, etc) and Anders Edlund (Incapacity, Angel Blake, etc) have revealed the album cover artwork and tracklisting for their debut album “SOT”
The track listing for "SOT" will be as follows:
2. Bränd Mark
4. Skapelsens Sorti
8. One With The Shadow
Volbeat has posted a new music video online for the song "We," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following update about streaming new music online:
"Hallo friends, we just uploaded some new and some classics to our official MySpace Site. Feel free to add the songs to your Profile and present it to all your friends.
"We will give u MARY ANN's Place with the lovely Pernille Rosendahl(THE STORM) on guest vocals, the full version of WE and Wild Rover of Hell and Light a way from our current Album Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood. Also from today on you will find our new video for WE online which we shot on our last europe tour. Hope you all like it! Finally we can also give u some more Festival Shows. You will find the latest shows in our schedule. So..thats all for now" More...
The Black Dahlia Murder has posted a new trailer online for the upcoming double DVD set titled "Majesty." The video can be viewed below. More...
Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquility has issued the following announcement about re-issuing several older albums:
"Re-issues + demo/rarity CD to be released in May. 'Projector,' 'Fiction,' and 'Damage Done' will be re-released at the end of May. In addition, a special CD entitled 'Yesterworlds' will be made available, featuring old demo/7" EP material."
The Project Hate has announced that their upcoming album "The Lustrate Process" will be released on July 6th through Vic Records. The album cover artwork can be viewed here.
The track listing for "The Lustrate Process" will be as follows:
1. Descend into the pits of eternal possession
2. You come to me through hell
3. See the filth become flames in this furnace
4. Our wrath will rain down from the sky
5. The locust principles
6. Arise to His world of infamy
7. The burial of gods
A suitcase owned by guitarist Ace Frehley of Kiss in the 1970's and signed by all the members of the band has been put up for auction on eBay. The auction can be found here.
Ace Frehley is also planning on releasing a new solo album by the end of the year titled "Anomaly." The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. Outer Space
2. Foxy & Free
4. Too Many Faces
5. It’s A Great Life
7. A Little Below The Angels
8. Fox On The Run (Sweet Cover)
9. Change The World
10. Pain In the Neck
11. Genghis Khan
12. Fractured Quantum
Dutch death metallers Supreme Pain are currently streaming online the title track from their most recent album "Nemesis Enforcer." The song can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
The track listing for "Nemesis Enforcer" is as follows:
1. Darkening Age Rise
2. Vengeful Wrath
3. Legacy Of Chaos
4. The Unholy Throne
5. Threshold Of Immortality
6. To Serve In Slavery
7. Lobotomy Of The Soul
8. Goddess Of Divine Retribution
9. Nemesis Enforcer
Listenable Records has issued the following update about signing French death metal band Gorod:
"French technical death metal virtuosi GOROD have inked a deal with LISTENABLE RECORDS! Their new album 'Process of a new decline' sets a landmark in the bands career and will turn many heads in the metal community, rest assured!
"With this new record, Gorod have cleverly spiced their diamond-cutting technicality with supercharged pinball machine melodies and fluttering sting ray guitar solos against a backdrop of grooves and bonkers bass playing, not to mention tighter, radioactive songwriting sure to burrow its way into permanent memory. Considering how slippery and complicated Gorod sounds on paper, it's immediately refreshing to be reminded that death metal can be catchy, brainy, and fun all at the same time “Process Of A New Decline” is sure to be one of the best technical death metal albums you've heard in quite some time!
"Stay tuned for updates about GOROD shortly!"
British heavy metal group Ventflow has revealed the front cover for their anticipated debut studio album, "Terrorsiah." You can check it out below. The album will be released in July through Casket Records with songs scheduled to be uploaded soon. In addition, the band has revealed the final tracklisting for "Terrorsiah" which is as follows:
1. I Piss On Your Grave
3. These Times Of Darkness
4. Day Of The Locust
5. Cast Down The Swine
6. 12 Gauge Diplomacy
7. A New Age Of Violence
8. The Scars Remain The Same
10. Into The Arms Of Death More...
New York City grinders, DEFEATIST, have lined up the following shows:
05/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Auditory Assault Festival
05/18 - Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s w/ Sayyadina
05/19 - Providence, RI @ AS220 w/ Sayyadina
05/20 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Sayyadina, Kill The Client
07/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston w/ Hatred Surge
08/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Filth City Fest
Orlando's No Friends has issued the following update on their MySpace page:
"So we just got our masters back today for the first No Friends record and we're happy to announce that it sounds totally badass. We're also stoked to say that our friends at No Idea Records are just as happy with it as we are and are going to be releasing it for us. We decided it was a good time to post a new song so you can come sing along when Tony gets back from tour and we can play some shows. It's called 'Never Ending Fight' and it shreds." More...
Dutch symphonic gothic metal band, Within Temptation, has announced 2010 theater tour dates. The tour will be 17 shows in The Netherlands and Belgium.
The band comments on the tour, "We have great news! After receiving great responses on our sold out theatre tour in 2008, we decided to do a rerun of this tour, so you'll still have the opportunity to attend these special seated concerts. During these shows we will be playing a lot of our songs in an acoustic version and we'll have special lighting and visual effects." More...
Nahemah has posted the video clip for their song, "The Perfect Depth Of The Mermaids," taken from Nahemah's upcoming album "A New Constellation" is now to find at this location.
NAHEMAH discuss their new album, "A NEW CONSTELLATION:"
"The new album is a step ahead in our music and lifes. We have grown up as musicians and as persons, we have elevated our personalities, spirits and minds to places beyond our body and planet, they have been elevated to different atmospheres, to a new constellation…" More...
Austrailian metal band, Karnivool, has posted a new song on their MySpace page, entitled "Set Fire To The Hive." The song comes off their upcoming record, "Sound Awake," which will be released this May.
SYSTEM DIVIDE, the brand new extreme modern metal band featuring members of ABORTED, DISTORTED, MALIGNANCY and ANTENORA, has completed work on a new EP, entitled "The Collapse." The effort was produced and engineered by guitarist Cole Martinez and was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, HATESPHERE, VOLBEAT). The band has posted two new songs, "(n) Ether" and "Purity In Imperfection," from their upcoming EP on their MySpace page. More...
Austrian symphonic power metal band, Edenbridge, has posted the following message welcoming their new bassist, Simon Holzknecht, and guitarist, Dominik Sebastian:
"Dominik Sebastian, also known from the band Thirdmoon, has already played guitar on the whole MyEarthDream Tour and has proved to be a great guy and musician and got on well with the band. Dominik of course can also be heard on Edenbridge's new live album 'LiveEarthDream.'"
"Simon Holzknecht, to many also known from his other band Serenity, is Edenbridge's new bass player ! Simon is Edenbridge's youngest band member with only 22 years and is absolutely smashing on his instrument!"
Early reports suggested that the incredible lineup of Slayer and Megadeth on tour would happen this fall. However, the bands have just announced a short string of tour dates dubbed "Canadian Carnage" starting in June. In addition to Slayer and Megadeth performing together for the first time in more than 15 years on this co-headlining event, "Canadian Carnage" will also feature Machine Head and Suicide Silence. As co-headliners, Megadeth and Slayer will each close two of the four shows.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 2, and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster online.
Attendees of "Canadian Carnage" will be treated to Slayer performing "Psychopathy Red" live on stage. Slayer plans to release the new album in July, in tandem with the Mayhem Festival tour Slayer is co-headlining with Marilyn Manson.
Megadeth is currently recording their 12th studio album in Los Angeles with Andy Sneap. The disc is scheduled for release later this summer to coincide with a full scale world tour.
The Canadian Carnage tour dates are as follows:
June 24 GM Place, Vancouver, BC
June 26 Rexall, Edmonton, AB
June 27 Saddledome, Calgary, AB
June 29 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Norwegian black metal band, Mayhem, has canceled their upcoming tour dates in Mexico. The band comments on the cancellation:
"Mayhem are sorry to inform you that the shows we had scheduled for 1-3 of May in Mexico are unfortunately canceled."
"Due to the recent outbreak of swine flu in Mexico the shows had to be postponed. Rest assured, we are already working on finding new dates so that we can get over there and spread OUR plague!!"
Vocalist Jape Perätalo of Finnish gothic metal band, To/Die/For, has issued the following update regarding their recent break up:
"Spring came to Finland and also my heart is healing a bit :) I do not know about the other ex-tdf members.I have been writing with Joonas and Josey and they're ok. i mean they do not sound like they would like to kill me:)" More...
LA metal band, Flatline, has posted a new song on their MySpace page. The song is a cover of Cannibal Corpse's "Hammer Smashed Face." The cover was recorded and mixed by Josh Newell.
The band comments on their decision to do the cover, "This is one of Cannibal Corpse’s most well known and beloved song out of all of their songs. This song was originally recorded in 1992 and is on the full-length album 'The Tomb of the Mutilated.' This song was also in the movie Ace Ventura Pet Detective. We basically started messing around with it at rehearsal and thought it would be fun to record with our buddy Josh."
Los Angeles heavy-hitters Big Business have just kicked off a massive US tour with friends Tweak Bird in support of their new album, "Mind The Drift," out May 12th on Hydra Head. In anticipation of the new release, Hydrahead has made the first single, "The Drift," available to purchase through iTunes.
Here's the tracklisting for "Mind The Drift": More...
Nu-Metal pioners Korn are currently recording two new studio albums with producer Ross Robinson. The first of which is filled with new material and the second will be a covers album. No titles or songs have been revealed yet but stay tuned for further updates.
Finnish heavy metal group Children Of Bodom will be releasing a collection of covers in September entitled, "Skeletons In The Closet." No word on what songs will be on the album yet but the record will be released through Spinefarm Records.