Metal News for April 28, 2010
Last updated on July 25, 2014 at 7:01 PM ET
We post metal news every day, throughout the day, covering thousands of metal bands including underground and unsigned bands. You are currently browsing the news archive, but you can also find news by band.
41 news articles posted on this day.
New York metal band Severed has posted their music video for the song "A Better Way" online. The track for the video comes off their self-titled debut album, which will be released on May 8th. The band will play a release show on May 9th at the Europa Club in Brooklyn, NY. The music video was filmed by Nomar Rosa and SevethWire. Watch the music video below:
American brutal death metallers Pathology make their return from the studio with a new album titled "Legacy of the Ancients." The upcoming Victory Records debut, slated for release on July 6th, was engineered by Jeff Forest at Doubletime Studios in the band’s home base of San Diego, CA and was mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan at Mana Studios in Tampa, FL.
“We feel the recording came out extremely heavy and exactly how we wanted,” expresses drummer Dave Astor. “The drums are explosive, the guitars are thick and very tight, and the vocals are brutally crushing.” The album cover displays a zombie theme, which was designed by Par Olofsson (Winds of Plague, Annotations Of An Autopsy, Immortal). The artwork can be viewed here. “The cover shows a doctor injecting people with a virus that is turning them into zombies,” states Astor. “It is a metaphor for the government control over our people."
Pathology also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Slovenia's Inmate has posted performance footage online, which can be viewed below. The band also checked in with the following update about their recent activity:
"Hi, guys! We didn't write any news about us lately. So let's make a brief review of things that happened to us lately. The year 2010 began really optimistic and the story about Inmate is getting more and more interesting. We had some really awesome gigs but let us point out two of them. Check out the video (song Strength and Honour) from a concert at Kompleks (SI) where we were chosen for the best band of the concert below.
"Our preparations on pre-production songs finished about 2 weeks ago. Yes, here we are! Jure entered the studio on Monday, 26th of April. It took years to reach that special moment for us, but here we are now... We already established a great team to work with and really looking forward to the final result. We will post another blog about our studio work in the near future. But for now, we only reveal to you that we will record our drums only with midi drums. Something new even for our producer, but we are quite enthusiastic about it."
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Metallica has checked in with the following update a venue change for the Sonisphere Festival date on June 19th:
"If you're planning a trip to the Sonisphere Festival in the Czech Republic on June 19, just a quick note to let you know that the show has moved from Mimon Airport to Milovice Airport, only 47 km from Prague. This one's a 'Big Four' show with Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, and of course us."
Further details on the Czech Republic Sonisphere festival can be found at this location.
Danish modern metallers Mnemic recently teamed up with Swedish director/producer Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company (Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames) to film a video for "Diesel Uterus," a track off their latest album "Sons Of The System." Commented guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "It's been super-fun doing this video, and actually it came out to be one of the best MNEMIC videos, in my humble opinion."
Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot can be viewed below.
Egyptian themed death metallers Nile will return to North America with their second tour in support of their new album "Those Whom The Gods Detest." Joining them will be the ancient Roman themed arsenal Ex Deo, Tazmanian tech-death act Psycroptic, Norwegian extreme metallers Keep of Kalessin, and brutal death grinders Pathology. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
10/31 2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh NC
11/1 2010 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville KY
11/2 2010 Sonar – Baltimore MD
11/3 2010 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale NY
11/4 2010 Rocko’s Bar and Grill – Manchester NH
11/5 2010 Club Hell – Providence RI
11/6 2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland OH
11/7 2010 Blondie’s – Detroit MI
11/8 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago IL
11/9 2010 Station 4 – St. Paul MN
11/12 2010 El Corazon – Seattle WA
11/13 2010 Hawthorne Theater – Portland OR
11/14 2010 Slim’s – San Francisco CA
11/15 2010 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona CA
11/16 2010 Key Club – Los Angeles CA
11/17 2010 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa AZ
11/18 2010 The Rock – Tucson AZ
11/20 2010 Emo’s – Austin TX
11/21 2010 The Warsaw – Houston TX
11/23 2010Club Firestone – Orlando FL
11/24 2010 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale FL
Satyrnine has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their vocalist:
"As was probably already noticed by some of you, it has been lately, unfortunately, a little quiet around Satyrnine. Our final episode of the studio diary from our record has been extremely delayed. Well, this thing has the following reasons: for personal and professional reasons, our previous front man Kevin, unfortunately, decided to get out of Satyrnine. The situation is, of course, inconvenient, since the record to the vocals actually complete in the box, and we would love to start right away. Shit happens! You can not do anything.
"Long story - short: We are looking with immediate urgency, preferably yesterday, for a suitable front man or woman, who knows how to combine deep growls and screams. If interested please send an email to 'email@example.com.' We will get back to you!"
German metallers Antichrist have announced they are currently writing new material for an upcoming release, with one working title for a new song being "Burn the Vatican." Further details on the other tracks for the release will be announced as they are made available. In the meantime you can hear sample Antichrist songs through band's MySpace page.
Antichrist also has the following upcoming tour dates:
8/27 2010 Metallergrillen 2010 Katzenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz
10/8 2010 Juku Alzey Alzey, Rheinland-Pfalz
Bret Michaels' website has been updated again with a note to friends and fans addressing his health and changes to his tour schedule:
"To all of Bret's friends and fans,
"We thank you all for your continued support and outpouring of well wishes for Bret.
"While additional studies are planned throughout the week to hopefully detect the exact cause of the rupture Bret will remain monitored closely by his medical team to make sure no further complications occur. He is responding well to tests and treatments. Even though yesterday was a minor setback Doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday.
"While Bret is recovering we obviously have some shows that are being rescheduled. We are working to reschedule dates from now until May 21st. At this time we are planning to resume the tour May 26th in Ft. Smith Arkansas provided there are no further complications or setbacks. We will then continue with all scheduled dates throughout the summer and fall, including the June and July tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Look for additional information in the days and weeks to come. For those of you with tickets for shows that are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored on the new dates. Tickets remain on sale for the shows which are being rescheduled although the new dates have yet to be announced."
UPDATE: this posting has since been removed from Bret's site. We're not going to publicly speculate on what that could mean and will leave that up to the reader, until the next update.
Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has revealed the front cover artwork for his forthcoming new solo album, "Scream." You can check it out below. The album is Osbourne's first since 2007's, "Black Rain" and is scheduled to be released on June 15th through Epic Records. This will be his first album to feature new guitar player Gus G. More...
California's Saviours has announced the following upcoming tour dates:
4/30 2010 SWR BARROSELAS METAL FEST W/TRIPTYKON, ARCHGOAT, SOURVEIN BARROSELAS, PORTUGAL
5/2 2010 FIGHTING COCKS KINGSTON, UK
5/3 2010 TRILLIANS NEWCASTLE, UK
5/4 2010 CORPORATION SHEFFIELD, UK
5/5 2010 SOUTH OF THE BORDER LONDON, UK
5/6 2010 ROCK CITY NOTTINGHAM
5/28 2010 CHAOS IN TEJAS AUSTIN, Texas
6/1 2010 RUBBER GLOVES W/ BLOOD OF THE SUN, THE ROLLER, TRUE WIDOW DENTON, Texas
6/2 2010 DOUBLE WIDE W / BLOOD OF THE SUN, THE ROLLER, TRUE WIDOW DALLAS, Texas
6/4 2010 ONE EYED JACKS W/ BLOOD OF THE SUN, THOU, THE ROLLER NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
6/6 2010 FREE PRESS HOUSTON SUMMER FEST HOUSTON, Texas
6/12 2010 TRIX W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM
6/14 2010 WHITE RABBIT W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA PLYMOUTH, UK
6/15 2010 THE WELL W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA LEEDS, UK
6/16 2010 KOROVA W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA LIVERPOOL, UK
6/17 2010 UNDERWORLD W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA LONDON, UK
6/18 2010 TRASHFEST W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA STEENWIJK, NETHERLANDS
6/19 2010 ELEKTRA TUINFEST SLIEDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
6/20 2010 HELLFEST OPEN AIR CLISSON, FRANCE
6/23 2010 LE ROMANDIE W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
6/24 2010 MAGNOLIA W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA MILANO, ITALY
6/25 2010 DEL MONTELLO SANTI ANGELI W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA GIAVERA, ITALY
6/26 2010 SAS MUSIC CLUB W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA DELEMONT, SWITZERLAND
6/28 2010 ARENA W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA WIEN, AUSTRIA
6/29 2010 DURER KERT W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
7/2 2010 HARD ROCK LAAGER W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA VANA VIGALA, ESTONIA
7/3 2010 METALSHOW LV FESTIVAL W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA RIGA, LATVIA
7/5 2010 CASSIOPEIA W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA BERLIN, GERMANY
7/6 2010 FEIERWERK W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA MÜNCHEN, GERMANY
7/7 2010 MATRIX W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
7/8 2010 HAFENKLANG W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA HAMBURG, GERMANY
7/10 2010 STONED FROM THE UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA ERFURT, GERMANY
We Are The Fallen, which is made up of former Evanescence members who took part in the band's album, "Fallen," will release the debut album "Tear The World Down" on May 11th, 2010. The band has also now announced the following string of upcoming tour dates:
4/29 2010 House of Blues - w/ ’HIM’ Dallas, Texas
4/30 2010 House of Blues - w/ ’HIM’ Houston, Texas
5/2 2010 House of Blues - w/ ’HIM’ Orlando, Florida
5/3 2010 Center Stage - w/ ’HIM’ Atlanta, Georgia
5/4 2010 House of Blues - w/ ’HIM’ Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5/6 2010 House of Blues - w/ ’HIM’ Atlantic City, New Jersey
5/7 2010 Fillmore at Irving Plaza - w/ ’HIM’ - (SOLD OUT) New York, New York
5/8 2010 Fillmore at Irving Plaza - /w ’HIM’ - (SOLD OUT) New York, New York
5/9 2010 Fillmore at Irving Plaza - /w ’HIM’ New York, New York
5/13 2010 Pearl Street Northampton, Massachusetts
5/14 2010 The Chance Poughkeepsie, New York
5/16 2010 Chameleon Club Lancaster, Pennsylvania
5/17 2010 The Quarter / Bourbon Street Baltiimore, Maryland
5/20 2010 Reggies Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
5/22 2010 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5/23 2010 Cains Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma
5/23 2010 Cains Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma
5/25 2010 7:30PJuanita’s Little Rock
6/5 2010 Rock IM Park Festival Nuremburg
6/6 2010 Rock AM Ring Festival Nürburgring
6/12 2010 DOWNLOAD Festival - Donington Park Nottinghamshire
U.K. black metallers Hecate Enthroned have announced the following upcoming live shows:
7/16 2010 East Riding Rock Fest Hull
7/24 2010 Leeds Rio’s Leeds
7/27 2010 Central Station Wrexham Wrexham, Wales
Hecate Enthroned is currently in the process of working an upcoming full-length album with a tentative title of "Virulent Rapture." Further details on the track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available. You can also hear sample Hecate Enthroned tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Canada's Aux music channel has posted a video interview online with Voivod, which can be viewed below.
Metal Injection recently conducted an interview with Between the Buried and Me during the band's headlining run with Cynic, Devin Townsend Project, and Scale The Summit. The video clip, which has the band discussing their recent music video for "Obfuscation", the show Lost, guitarist Paul Waggoner's hair, who has the worst smelling farts, can be viewed below.
Former Trouble drummer, Jeff "Oly" Olson has issued the following statement regarding the misprint of the first European vinyl pressing of Trouble's "Live in L.A." album:
"Many people have been writing and asking about the European vinyl pressing of Trouble's 'Live in LA' album from High Roller Records. The album states that Mark Lira is playing drums on that album, but it is indeed myself performing entirely. In addition, the band photo was taken at the show, but not printed on the album (Lira's photos were posted instead). Yes, it is also my kit on the back cover of the album from my last show with Trouble at The End Club in Nashville (July 2008).
"High Roller Records has apologized to me for this error and has promised to make the corrections if more albums are pressed in the future (500 have already been pressed). I understand that this was only a mistake and there are no hard feelings about it at all. I hope this now clears it up."
Florida death metal act Cannibal Corpse is set to film two upcoming shows with director Denise Korycki (Wild Wind Productions) who also shot and directed "Centuries of Torment – The First 20 Years." The show details are as follows:
05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
The upcoming Cannibal Corpse tour dates are as follows:
04/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/29 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
04/30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave 2
05/01 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
05/02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/05 San Francisco, CA Slims
05/06 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Tour w/ Lecherous Nocturne, Skeletonwitch
05/07 Tucson, AZ The Rock
05/08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
05/10 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
05/11 Austin, TX Emo's
05/12 Houston, TX Wired Live
05/13 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
05/14 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
05/15 Saint Petersburg, FL State Theatre
05/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Bremen, Germany based act Eternal Reign has issued the following announcement about signing to Pure Steel records for the release of a new album:
"Hell yeah! It's finally done... we have signed to Pure Steel Records and so 'The Dawn of Reckoning' will see the light in June or July. For further information check out this location. We're really happy to find a new home,Thanx to Andreas & the pure steelers!"
You can also check out sample Eternal Reign tracks at band's MySpace page.
Ozzy Osbourne will be performing at the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in Camden, London on July 3rd. Further details can be found at this location. "This has all the makings of a great gig," says Ozzy Osbourne, who will release "Scream," his first album in almost three years, on June 14. "I've never performed before at the legendary Roundhouse, and it'll be fantastic to do an intimate show there for the fans. We're also recording it, so if you can't make it to the gig, it'll be available for download on iTunes."
The track listing for "Scream" is as follows:
1. Let Me Hear You Scream
2. Diggin Me Down
3. Let It Die
4. Soul Sucker
6. I Want It All
9. I Love You All
Canada's Striker has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with their drummer Magnus Burdeniuk:
"Due to personal differences within the band Magnus is no longer the drummer for Striker. We wish him the best of luck with all his future endeavors. This will not affect our time line and we have a drummer lined up for the Canadian tour that will be announced later today!"
Further details on the band's upcoming show dates and venues will be announced as they are made available.
Italian metallers White Skull have officially parted ways with their keyboardist Alessio Lucatti. The band issued the following brief comment about the split: "White Skull are back to the 5 members line-up. Due to work reasons, the keyboard player Alessio Lucatti leaves the band. There won't be any change in the tour dates, anyway. See you on the road!"
White Skull still has the following upcoming tour dates:
5/29 2010 Exenzia Club Prato, Prato
6/5 2010 Olden Live Club Lonato del Garda, Brescia
6/12 2010 Rock At’ Tarz 2010 Tarzo, Treviso
7/9 2010 Circolo Culturale Musicale Twilight Fabbrico, Reggio Emilia
7/17 2010 Devilstone Opena Air Anyksciai
All That Remains has announced several upcoming U.S. tour dates with Fear Factory, Silent Civilian, and Thy Will Be Done. The details are as follows:
6/8 S Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
6/9 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
6/10 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
6/11 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
6/12 Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
Hail!, which includes Andreas Kisser from Sepultura, Ripper Owens from Judas Priest, and David Ellefson of Megadeth, has announced the following upcoming tour dates:
5/30 2010 Rock In Rio Festival Lisbon
6/1 2010 Izjum Novosibirsk, Siberia
6/2 2010 Fakal Tomsk, Siberia
6/3 2010 Kristall Omsk, Siberia
6/4 2010 TeleClub Yekaterinburg
6/5 2010 Tochka Moscow
6/8 2010 Tavastia Helsinki
6/9 2010 Rock Cafe Tallin
6/11 2010 House Of Rock Kouvala
6/12 2010 Sauna Open Air Festival Tampere
6/14 2010 Rock In Rio Festival Madrid
Pennsylvania based metallers August Burns Red have announced they will be embarking on a series of Japanese tour dates in June. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/28 2010 Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
4/29 2010 Grand Ballroom San Francisco, California
4/30 2010 Wiltern *SOLD OUT Los Angeles, California
5/1 2010 Soma *SOLD OUT San Diego, California
5/2 2010 Fox Theater *SOLD OUT Pomona, California
5/3 2010 Rainbow Ballroom Fresno, California
5/4 2010 THE HUB/ UCAL SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara, California
5/5 2010 Marquee Theater Phoenix, Arizona
5/6 2010 Rock The Block Las Vegas, Nevada
5/7 2010 Salt Air Salt Lake City, Utah
5/8 2010 Gothic Theater *SOLD OUT Denver, Colorado
5/10 2010 Cains Tulsa, Oklahoma
5/11 2010 Palladium Dallas, Texas
5/12 2010 Sunset Station San Antonio, Texas
5/13 2010 Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
5/14 2010 House Of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
5/15 2010 House Of Blues Orlando, Florida
5/16 2010 House Of Blues *SOLD OUT* Orlando, Florida
6/4 2010 Warehouse 54 *LIve CD/DVD Recording Manheim, Pennsylvania
6/11 2010 Sauna Open Air Metal Festival Tampere
6/13 2010 Download Festival Donnington
6/17 2010 Nagoya Club Zion Nagoya
6/18 2010 The Live House Osaka
6/19 2010 Shibuya Cyclone Tokyo
6/20 2010 Club Asia Tokyo
7/3 2010 Cornerstone Festival Marietta
7/15 2010 Sonshine Festival Wilmar, Minnesota
8/1 2010 Jubileefest Houston, Delaware
8/7 2010 Soul Fest Gunstock, New Hampshire
8/13 2010 Purple Door Festival Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
9/29 2010 Underground Cologne
9/30 2010 Trix Antwerp
10/1 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam
10/2 2010 Logo Hamburg
10/3 2010 Magnet Berlin
10/4 2010 Szene Vienna
10/5 2010 Backstage Halle Munich
10/6 2010 Estragon Bologna
10/7 2010 Dynamo Zurich
10/8 2010 Trabendo Paris
Polish female-fronted heavy metal act Crystal Viper has revealed the cover artwork of the forthcoming live album, titled "Defenders Of The Magic Circle: Live In Germany." The album will include the band's entire live set recorded in 2009 at the Manowar's Magic Circle Festival, as well as several studio tracks. The track listing is as follows:
1. Breaking The Curse
2. Metal Nation
3. Legions Of Truth
4. The Island Of The Silver Skull
5. Shadows On The Horizon
6. The Last Axeman
7. (Surprise Track!)
Bonus studio tracks:
8. The Wolf And The Witch (first time on CD)
9. Stronghold: Under Siege (taken from the limited edition CD single)
10. Obsession (It Burns For You) (Virgin Steele cover song, previously unreleased)
The album will be released on June 4th, 2010 via AFM Records. Later this year Crystal Viper will also release a new studio album, which is set to be recorded this summer.
Fuck The Facts has issued the following announcement about the release date of the "Disgorge Mexico" DVD:
"I’m happy to say that we will finally be releasing ‘Disgorge Mexico: The DVD’ on May 11th 2010, which comes in perfect timing with our upcoming May US tour. We decided to keep our mouths shut about this DVD until we were 100% sure that it would actually be seeing the light of day, since we ran into many delays and set backs along the way. As I type this I am surrounded by DVDs and DVD cases.
"Just like our ‘Unnamed’ 7" EP, this is a completely independent release. Limited to only 500 copies, the first 100 copies will include a bonus DVD with additional live footage, behind the scenes clips and more. Disgorge Mexico: The DVD, features 2 chapters: ‘Live Disgorge’ is our entire set from the ‘Disgorge Mexico’ CD release show on August 2nd 2008 in Hull, Quebec @ Le Petit Chicago. Not only is this the only time we ever played the entire album from start to finish, but the only time we played many of these songs live. The whole show was filmed with multiple cameras and then edited by Phil Pattison of Nictophobia Films.
"The second chapter is ‘Disgorge, Mexico: The Movie’. A film by David Hall of Hand Shake inc. (Today Is The Day, Jucifer, Sigh, Hail Of Bullets). Hall describes it as “a substance abuse art house riff on the destructive and volatile nature of love,” Disgorge, Mexico: The Movie is a violent, hallucinatory depiction of one woman’s strange journey, set to the soundtrack of Fuck The Facts’ Disgorge Mexico."
A teaser trailer for the DVD can also be viewed below. More...
German metallers Sycronomica has checked in with the following update about taking a break from performing live shows:
"Due to familial reasons and changes in the line up, Sycronomica announce a live break. The only summer shows will take place on 23rd of July at the Boarstream Open Air and on the 24th July in Munich. So be there! Sycronomica will return in autumn with a new line up."
You can also check out the band's music via their official MySpace page.
The Acacia Strain recently entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA to record an upcoming album. The band has posted a second video blog online from the recording sessions, which can be viewed below.
Italian deathcore band The Modern Age Slavery has checked in with the following brief announcement about writing new material for an upcoming full-length album:
"Check out the brand new layout by the mighty Eklipse Design, it's sick! Currently we are on writing mode for the new album, tentatively scheduled to be released on late 2010. It's gonna be fast, brutal and slamming like nothing else. Stay tuned and get ready, slaves."
Sample The Modern Age Slavery tracks can also be heard at the band's newly redesigned MySpace page.
Century Media Records to Celebrating their 20th Anniversary in North America, Century Media Records has signed a worldwide deal with one of the bands that propelled them to success - Iced Earth. This new worldwide deal sees the band rejoin the label that released the legendary albums The Dark Saga and Something Wicked This Way Comes as well as all of the early Iced Earth albums. In addition to Iced Earth, Century Media will also release Iced Earth brainchild, Jon Schaffer’s Sons of Liberty project.
Antje Lange, managing director of Century Media Records Europe, comments: “We are extremely happy and proud to welcome Jon Schaffer and his bands SONS OF LIBERTY and ICED EARTH back on the label. Schaffer is one of the most talented and charismatic musicians in metal and it is an honor for us as a label to work with him. Despite an already very successful past, we feel that an even bigger success is in the cards for the future.”
Schaffer further states: “I am excited about the opportunity to work on SONS OF LIBERTY and ICED EARTH with Century Media. This was the label where my career began and there are many memories, some of them great, some of them not. However, we all grew up and are able to see eye to eye on the mission ahead: making sure my creativity gets the best possible outlet. I am much looking forward to this team delivering the goods and releasing some killer music.”
Sons Of Liberty's "Brush-Fires of The Mind" is set for a July 13th release. Schaffer handles all vocals and instrumentation for Sons of Liberty, but the effort also features guest solos by legendary producer Jim Morris, ICED EARTH guitarist Troy Seele and world-class bassist, Ruben Drake. Born from Schaffer’s desire to stimulate curiosity about a pattern of global banking corruption that is undermining the independence of people and their countries, SONS OF LIBERTY aims to spearhead a multi-faceted and peaceful resistance of the tyranny being wrought every day on regular people. Schaffer, in turn, has reverently named his new project after a secret organization comprised of notable United States’ patriots that formed in 1765. These patriots worked fervently to expose and resist the tyranny that the colonists were subjected to, which ultimately led to the American Revolution. For additional information regarding Sons of Liberty and how you can learn more in its cause, head over to sons-of-liberty.net. More...
Sweden's Hostile Cell is currently streaming another new song online from their upcoming album "The Deafening." The track "Ghost" is available for streaming here. "The Deafening" is currently set for release on May 12th. The track listing for the new album will be as follows:
1. River Runs Black
2. Sound of Revolution
5. Freedom Fix
7. 4 Walls
8. Speak or be Gone
9. the Poison
10. Hatesick (featuring Tony J. of M. A. N
Finnish metallers Amorphis have announced they will perform at the this year's edition of the Swedish Piteå Dansar och Ler festival on July 30th, 2010. More details on the festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Amorphis tour dates are as follows:
6/12 2010 Sauna Open Air Tampere
6/20 2010 Myötätuulirock Vantaa
7/3 2010 With Full Force Löbnitz
7/4 2010 Unirock Open Air Istanbul
7/9 2010 Ruisrock Turku
7/10 2010 Oluset Iisalmi
7/14 2010 Arvika Arvika
7/18 2010 Ilosaarirock Joensuu
7/30 2010 Piteå Dansar och Ler Piteå
7/31 2010 Qstock Oulu
8/6 2010 W:O:A Wacken
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Calvão
8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall/Derbyshire
8/21 2010 Jyväskylä Rock Festival Jyväskylä
11/5 2010 Pumpehuset Copenhagen
11/6 2010 Metal Festival Aalborg
11/7 2010 Markthalle Hamburg
11/9 2010 Cathouse Glasgow
11/10 2010 Academy 3 Manchester
11/11 2010 O2 Academy Islington London
11/12 2010 Tivoli De Helling Utrecht
11/13 2010 Biebob Vosselaar
11/14 2010 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg
11/16 2010 Hellraiser Leipzig
11/17 2010 Proxima Warsaw
11/18 2010 Szene Vienna
11/19 2010 Kd Serikovka Plzen
11/20 2010 Cvetlicrna Ljubljana
11/21 2010 Diesel Budapest
11/23 2010 Backstage Munich
11/24 2010 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg
11/25 2010 Transilvania Erstfeld
11/26 2010 Estragon Bologna
11/27 2010 Club Vaudeville Lindau
11/28 2010 Zeche Bochum
Swedish metal band Within Y has posted a new song, "The Storm," on their MySpace page.
The band comments on the new song, "Nothing has happened on our pages for a while. Think we all got a little tired of just writing, rehearsing, writing and so on. So we started to record a little of what we've come up with so far. And why not take the opportunity to let you guys know that we´re still alive. Anyways, we bring you 'The Storm,' a very early stage in our pre-recordings, of our yet untitled fourth album. Feel free to share your thoughts with us!"
Outloud will embark on their final Greek tour dates on the year this coming May. The final three confirmed dates are as follows:
5/15 - JAMMING FESTIVAL @ Sfedona Hall - Athens GR
5/22 - SUPER RALLY Biker's event - Patras GR
5/29 - VERY COCO Club - Amoraitika, Corfu GR
You can also hear sample Outloud tracks that are available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.
Germany's Primal Fear has completed work on a brand new live DVD named “16.6- All Over The World,” recorded in various locations between September and November 2009, and on a live CD titled "Live in the USA." Frontiers Records will release the two products separately and in a limited edition combo version on June 2nd in Europe and June 22nd in the USA.
“The main part of the DVD was recorded in Switzerland at the Z7, but there is more footage from a headlining show held at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta, USA plus footage from Brazil/Sao Paulo, Tokyo & Osaka/Japan and more places” explains bassist and producer Mat Sinner. “That's why the DVD is named '16.6 - All Over The World,' while the Live CD is titled 'Live In The USA' because the Live CD was recorded in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles during the last tour that the we did across the ocean."
The concert track listing (available on the CD and on the DVD) is: Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead; Under The Radar; Battalions Of Hate; Killbound; Nuclear Fire; Six Times Dead (16.6); Angel In Black; Sign Of Fear; Fighting The Darkness (a. Fighting The Darkness; b. The Darkness; c. Reprise); Riding The Eagle; Final Embrace; Metal Is Forever; Hands Of Time; Seven Seals (DVD only); Chainbreaker.
DVD bonus materials include
- Videoclips: Killbound; Sign Of Fear; Fighting The Darkness; Six Times Dead (16.6); Metal Is Forever.
- The Making Of 16.6 – Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
- Bootleg Section: episodes & scenes from festivals & tours in Asia, South America, North America, Europe and more!
- Famous last words. More...
Watch Me Bleed has posted fan-filmed footage of their recent live performance on April 4th, 2010, which can be viewed below.
Watch Me Bleed also has the following upcoming tour dates:
7/23 2010 Hell over Vellach - Open-Air Söbriach (AT)
7/24 2010 Escape Metalcorner (Prepare for Blood - Tour) Wien (AT)
`0/10 2010 Sounds (Prepare for blood - Tour) Essen (DE)
Germany's Lifeless is set to release their album "Beyond the Threshold of Death" via Ibex Moon Records on June 8th, 2010. The band has now issued the following statement about the release:
"After months of strategy development, covert intelligence gathering, and nonstop live fire drills, Lifelss has readied its troops and will launch a worldwide invasion on June 8th with Beyond the Threshold of Death through Ibex Moon Records. Proudly flying the flag of traditional death metal, Lifeless has emptied its arsenal on an album that reminds of both the early Stockholm and Tampa death metal scenes.
"Though the song-first approach ensures an impacting listening experience, it is the riff firefights, guitar solo bombing runs, the crunching marches into battle, the speedy gallops across scorched earth, and the overwhelming force of this war machine that will leave one shell shocked and horrorstruck. War may be hell, but Lifeless is certain death. Put on a helmet and flak jacket, push play, and take the full force of the shrapnel blast that is Beyond the Threshold of Death."
You can also check out the album cover artwork here.
May 2010 will see Extrema releasing a special edition of their latest album, "Pound For Pound," on Scarlet Records. The band will present this new version of the album live on stage at the infamous The Underworld in London, UK on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. The album will contain four new tracks, consisting of three live songs recorded during the band’s latest club tour and a cover version of Venom’s "Black Metal." Also a brand-new music video for the song "Selfishness" will be released during the same period.
Here are the latest confirmed Extrema shows:
08/05/10 Cremona @ Midian
11/05/10 Londra (UK) @ Underworld
19/06/10 Aosta @ Aosta Sound Fest
07/07/10 Barletta @ A.live Festival
10/07/10 Livorno @Rock Village
15/07/10 Vicenza @ Ferrock Festival
20/07/10 Noventa Di Piave (VE) @ Roc’n’doc Festiva
22/07/10 Castellana Sicula (PA) @ Sikelian Hell MetalFest
23/07/10 Castello Tesino (TN) @ Cascatella Rock Festival
Boston rockers Extreme have posted a music video online for the song "King of the Ladies" through Noisecreep. "King of the Ladies" is off their "Saudades De Rock" album and the upcoming "Take Us Alive" live DVD. The video clip can be viewed below.
British death/hard/metal 'core band Malefice has announced its new drummer - Chris Allan-Whyte, formerly of Shy of the Depth. Former drummer Craig Thomas left the band on amicable terms after the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. Band frontman Dale Butler comments:
“Malefice and Craig have been growing apart musically for some time, and therefore we all decided it was a good time for everyone to move on. We all want to thank him for his years of dedication, we’ll never forget the good times we had and we wish him luck in his new chosen direction!”
“Chris had the job as soon as he started playing. He was our last audition and we could tell looking around the room at the smiles on each other’s faces, that the whole band was convinced we had found our man. He’s brought new venom to our sound, and we’re really enjoying playing our music with the fresh vigour and perspective that he brings! We all know Chris from his previous band Shy of the Depth, who we toured with a few years ago, so on a professional and a personal level, we’re ready to get out on the road from May, with the new line up and kick some fucking heads in! See you in the pit!”
Allan-Whyte will make his live debut with Malefice at Malefice's Dundee show on May 19. To catch Malefice, complete with their new kit-man, check the tour dates on their MySpace Page.
The fantastically named band Nashville Pussy likes to be on tour. So much so that they must have spent at least twice as many nights on the road as they have at home since they began playing their dirty, bluesy rock back in 1996. Out on their most recent tour, the “Parental Advisory Tour,” along with comedy rock/metal outfits Green Jello and Psychostick, Nashville Pussy is bringing their rolling party to a club near you! And if you like rock and booze, or if you like just one of those things, you want to see this show really bad. More...