Metal News for April 29, 2007
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12 news articles posted on this day.
San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE will release its fourth CD, "Hell Destroyer", via the following labels and on corresponding dates:
Destroy All Records Entertainment: May 22 (United States / Canada)
MTM Music: May 18 (Western and Eastern Europe)
Asenath Records: May 18 (Mexico)
Dynamo Records: May 21 (Central and South America)
Destroy All Records Entertainment president Brad Preston states, "We are extremely proud and excited to have what we consider one of the best power metal bands in the world on our label. Not only are we excited about the 'Hell Destroyer' release which comes out on May 22, 2007 but also we are announcing the release of the entire back catalog of the first three CAGE CDs ('Darker Than Black', 'Astrology' and 'Unveiled') via digital download format which will be available for purchase through all digital outlets on that day as well. Then in June/July 2007 we will be bringing the fans the ultimate CAGE musical collection of vintage CAGE previously unreleased studio, live, outtakes, bonus tracks, cover songs, karaoke and unreleased live in-concert DVD recordings which have been unavailable anywhere until now. It is going to be a great summer and year of fantastic CAGE releases, so look out." More...
The first-ever official video from Swedish metallers NOSTRADAMEUS, for the song Not Only Women Bleed, has been posted at YouTube. The track comes off the band's fifth album, "Pathway", which was released in January via Germany's AFM Records. The CD was recorded at RoastingHouse studios in Malmö, Sweden between May 2006 and September 2006.
NOSTRADAMEUS' fourth CD, "Hellbound", came out in May 2004 through AFM.
NOSTRADAMEUS last year announced the addition of guitarist Lennart Specht to the group's ranks. More...
Santa Barbara's DEVILDRIVER has finalized the track listing for its third album, "The Last Kind Words", due on June 19 in Europe and July 31 in the U.S. via Roadrunner Records. The American version will include a bonus track and a poster. The CD was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios outside El Paso, Texas. Jason Suecof, known for his great work with TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID, and BURY YOUR DEAD, produced the album, with engineer Mark Lewis helping out as well. Mixing duties were handled by Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE and ARCH ENEMY, among many others. Check out the cover artwork at this location.
"The Last Kind Words" track listing:
01. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
02. Clouds Over California
03. Bound By The Moon
04. Horn Of Betrayal
05. These Fighting Words
06. Head On To Heartache (Let Them Rot)
07. Monsters Of The Deep
08. Tirades Of Truth
09. Burning Sermon
10. When Summoned
11. The Axe Shall Fall
TYPE O NEGATIVE was forced to cancel its concert in San Antonio, TX last night (Saturday, April 28) due to an illness. No further information is currently available.
TYPE O NEGATIVE's brand new video for "Profit of Doom" has been posted online at YouTube.
"Profit of Doom" comes off TYPE O NEGATIVE's latest album, "Dead Again", which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 18. The CD sold just over 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is the follow-up to 2003's "Life Is Killing Me", which debuted on The Billboard 200 chart at No. 39 in June 2003 after registering a first-week sales tally of 27,000 copies. TYPE O NEGATIVE's best-selling album to date is 1994's "Bloody Kisses", which has shifted around a million copies in the U.S. More...
Swedish death/thrashers RAISE HELL have cancelled their previously announced North American tour. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:
"We are very sad to have to inform you that we unfortunately have to cancel our tour in the last minute. We have done all in our power to make this tour possible and we regret any inconvenience this may cause you."
"The reason for the cancellation is that one of our band members didn't get his visa approved, so the whole band wasn't allowed into the U.S. Our contact at the American embassy led us to believe that there would not be a problem to get the visa approval as long as we had the proper papers at hand. When we finally managed to get all the papers we needed and had an appointment at the embassy, they turned it down to our great disappointment." More...
BEHEADED has cancelled its appearance at the the 2007 edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place May 11-12 at the Dynamo Club in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The festival organizers have issued the following statement on the matter:
"Unfortunately we were informed that BEHEADED will not be participating in this year's Neurotic Deathfest after breaking earlier confirmed agreements. We briefly tried to salvage this situation by upgrading the initially agreed conditions, but this has also been rejected by the band. We're just as disappointed as all of you who wanted to see the band. Luckily we found a worthy replacement in Dutch death metal pride PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, who have agreed to take a day off from their studio session to perform on this year's Neurotic Deathfest. Due to this the running order is slightly changed as well."
The 2007 edition of the Neurotic Deathfest will include appearances by VITAL REMAINS, IMMOLATION, KRISIUN and GRAVE, among many others.
For more information and running order, go to www.neuroticdeathfest.com.
Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will play a number of European dates during July. So far the following shows have been announced:
Jul. 04 - Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
Jul. 16-21 - Metalcamp - Tolmin, SLO
Jul. 19-21 - Earthshaker Fest - Kreuth, GER
Jul. 24 - DBTL - Turku, FIN
Jul. 25 - Kaapelitehdas - Helsinki, FIN
Jul. 28 - Kuopiorock - Kuopio, FIN
San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE will be heading down south to Mexico next week to play two high profile metal festivals and one major showcase in the cities of Mexico City and Monterrey in support of their new fourth CD, Hell Destroyer. They are as follows:
1 - Mago De Oz Fest - Palacio de Los Deportes (with MAGO DE OZ, U.D.O., WARCRY, MALIGNO, ONASSIS DAY)
4 - Asenath Records showcase - Cafe Iguana (with MUTUM, MALIGNO: this is a free show and will be pro-shot for a live Cage DVD)
5 - Mago De Oz Fest - Arena Monterrey (with MAGO DE OZ, U.D.O., WARCRY, MALIGNO) More...
CLITEATER have posted the following update:
“After nearly 3 years, Analex quit his activities for CLITEATER. He wasn’t able to put that much time in the band anymore and wanted to focus on other things. We wish him all the best in his musical carreer and we want to thank him for the lots of fun he brought us and the dedication to the band.
Still we will do all of our upcoming shows and festivals as a 5-pack. Susan of
DESENSITISED joined the army and will crush skulls together with the other Clitgrinders this summer!! See you there!!”
Sweden's PAIN OF SALVATION has issued the following update:
"We are sad to announce that Johan Langell [drums] has decided to leave the band, to focus on family. This is not a sudden decision, but something that has been pending for several years. As the band now rapidly continues to grow for each year, the time and commitment needed for being in studio and on tours increase. Not really wanting this, Johan chose to include the whole band in his doubts regarding this directly from the start, and now when the time has finally come.
"The search for a new drummer has started, but Johan will stay for the remaining gigs this year, and has also offered to help teach any new drummer his or her parts. 'Whoever the new drummer will be, I want us to have a relaxed relation,' he concludes. More...
CIRCUS DIABLO — the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick (guitar), ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist Billy Morrison (vocals), and former FUEL/current RIDERS ON THE STORM frontman Brett Scallions (bass) — has inked a deal with KOCH Entertainment. Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) played drums on the group's self-titled debut album (cover), which is scheduled for release on July 3. CIRCUS DIABLO's first single, "Loaded", is headed for rock radio in mid-May.
CIRCUS DIABLO is confirmed for all 24 Ozzfest shows this summer, and will be adding headlining dates to their itinerary, along with Ozzfest partners in crime MONDO GENERATOR. Charles Ruggiero of SLUNT will take up the drum stool for the upcoming tour. More...
BLOOD DUSTER’s much anticipated new album, Lyden Na (The Now Sound) was released April 28 and is now in stores! Four years in the making, this double CD features glorious new tracks including 'ThreeOhhSevenOhh', 'I Love The Pills', 'TheNightTheyBurntOldEmoDown' and 'PissStomper'; and comes complete with an access code for another CD worth of exclusive downloadable content.
With album launches scheduled in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Wellington and Auckland; Blood Duster are definitely back - bigger, better and more completely fuck off badder than ever! More...