Metal News for April 3, 2009
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Stillborn recording artists The World We Knew have posted some updates to their previously announced tour with Liferuiner and Suffokate, which kicked off the end of March. See below for details of the changes.
Thurs, April 2nd - Cleveland, OH @ Symposium (new date!)
Fri, April 10th - CLaremore, OK @ The Tree Music Venue (new city / venue)
Sun, April 12th - Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound (new venue/city!)
Mon, April 13th - Tempe, AZ @ The Sets (venue change)
Tues, April 14th - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Tues, April 21st - Vancouver, WA @ Moxies Soda Shop (real close to Portland, OR)
Thurs, April 23rd - Pocatello, ID @ Ball Brothers Venue (new venue)
Fri, April 24th - Cheyenne, WY @ The Plains Hotel (new venue)
Thurs, April 30th - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box (new city / venue)
Sun, May 3rd - Ft Myers, FL @ The Garage South (new venue)
The Chariot has posted a video trailer for their upcoming new video for "Daggers." The song is off the band's new album, "Wars And Rumors Of Wars," which will be in stores and online May 5th. Check out the sneak peak below. More...
Oh, Sleeper is currently recording their follow-up to "When I Am God" with Andreas Magnusson. You can check out a video update from the studio below. More...
The Color of Violence has their debut album "Youthanize" hitting stores April 7th via Epitaph. Right now, you can stream the entire record over at PureVolume.com.
Melbourne’s The Berzerker have posted an update concerning guitarist Tim Aldridge and the injuries he sustained just prior to the bands cancelled New Zealand tour last month.
"Firstly thanks for the overwhelming support displayed by you die hard fuckers. I really appreciate it all.
"After a few days of hospital rest I has returned home and and im well on the way to recovery. I suffered a ruptured stomach ulcer and loss of blood. We were all very lucky this did not occur a few hrs later as we would of been on a 5hr flight to New Zealand, and this would of been truly horrific. I have been resting comfortably at home and have been playing guitar to keen my sanity for past few days.
"I would like to thank the doctors at William Angliss Hospital for there wonderful care. After a few weeks rest I am expected to make a full recovery and will commence writing new material soon. Once again I would like to apologies to the New Zealand fans that we had to cancel the tour. We will endeavor to reschedule the tour for later in the year."
Battlefields are currently streaming online their entire new album "Thresholds Of Imbalance," which was released on March 31st. The album can be heard here.
Germany's Disbelief are currently streaming two new songs online from their upcoming album "Protected Hell." The songs "Hell / A Place To Hide" and "Hate/Aggression - Schedule" can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.
Sweden's Sister Sin has issued the following announcement about acquiring a new bass player:
"As you all know, we've been looking for a new bass player for awhile and after a couple of months of going through well over hundreds of applications and hours of auditioning we finally found the right guy. Benton is the new man, hes cool as fuck and a very talented musician (and yes, he changed his name after Deicide..s Glen Benton:). Gonna re-vamp the Myspace & www.sistersin.com soon with new band photos, new dates and a brand new song. Stay tuned!!!
"Wanna say thanks to all of you who took interest and time to apply for the gig, sorry we couldn't reply to everyone of you. A huge thanks goes out to Chris. Hope theres no bad blood & good luck wherever you may roam."
California based metallers Detente have issued the following update about seeking a second guitarist:
"DÉTENTE is seeking a solid professional guitarist to fill out the line-up for a new recording and new tour; you will share lead and rhythm duties with Caleb. Members of existing acts are welcome as long as you can commit the energy and time necessary to fulfill your DÉTENTE responsibilities; remember we are a DIY band so we each take care of ourselves. If you are interested email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; include an MP3 of your work if you can. Please give us a couple of weeks to respond."
Scotland's Man Must Die, who have recently returned home from a brief UK tour, have posted a second preview clip of the band recording their new full-length album "No Tolerance For Imperfection." The video can be viewed below.
"No Tolerance For Imperfection" is currently set for a July 7th North American release date and July 13th internationally. More...
Trivium will be headlining Metal Hammer's 7th Annual Golden Gods on June 15th at Indigo2 in London’s O2 Arena in Greenwich. The band issued the following statement about a giveaway contest for tickets to the event:
"We are giving you the chance to be there, on the night, cheering them on and joining in the fun!!
"All you need to do is email in and winners will be picked on a first come first served basis. However, tickets are very extremely limited for this televised event, so before you enter, please bear in mind the following:
"There is an age restriction for the event- you must be 16 years of age or older (with valid identification) The tickets will be given in PAIRS, so make sure that the person that you'd want to bring with you should you win is also 16 years of age or older (with valid identification) More...
The Gathering have issued the following update about the release of their upcoming album:
"Hi all! Hope you are all fine and well!
"Currently we are rehearsing a lot, as we have some festival gigs in Europe coming up! Rehearsals are going very well, and we are really looking forward to play live again, after such a long time. After the festival season (end of summer) we will start a European club tour to promote our new album The West Pole. If we have some news we will inform you asap.
"I also have some release dates for you: The West Pole will be released in Europe the 4th of May, except Germany, they can expect the new record in shops the 8th of May. The album will be released in North America and Canada via Season Of Mist USA the 2nd of June.
"Currently we are doing a lot of interviews and the response so far is superb! The reviews we received so far are incredible. A couple of times we received the maximum score in magazines! Superb. Thanks."
Florida death metallers Cannibal Corpse will be heading over to Greenfield, WI on Saturday, April 18th. All members of the band will be at the store signing copies of their latest release "Evisceration Plague." The details are as follows:
The Exclusive Company
5026 S. 74th Street
Greenfield, WI 53220
April 18th @ 2PM
Kansas City, Missouri’s Coalesce are currently streaming two new songs online. The tracks "Wild Ox Moan" and "Questions To Root Out Fools" can be heard on the band's official MySpace page. Both songs come from the upcoming album "Ox," which will be released on June 9th through Relapse Records.
British hard rockers UFO have confirmed the following summer tour dates:
5/31 - Rock Hard Festival - Gelsenkirchen - Germany
6/1 - Pressenwerk - Bad Salzungen, Germany
6/3 - Theaterfabrik - Leipzig, Germany
6/5 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden
6/7 - Nieuwe Pul - Uden, Holland
6/9 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, England
6/10 - The Junction - Cambridge, England
6/12 - Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, N.Ireland
6/13 - 02 Academy - Glasgow, Scotland
6/14 - 02 Academy - NewcastlevEngland
6/16 - 02 Academy - Leeds, England
6/17 - Rock City - Nottingham, England
6/19 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, England
6/20 - Academy 2 - Manchester, England
6/21 - 02 Academy - Bristol, England
6/23 - The Brook - Southampton, England
6/24 - Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, England
6/27 - Ulmer Zelt - Ulm, Germany
6/28 - Graspop Festival - Dessel, Belgium
7/30 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
8/7 - Bulldog Bash - England
Vocalist Michael Torres of Seattle's FURIOUS STYLES issues the following statement: "As of yesterday, FURIOUS STYLES has decided to continue being a band. We feel like breaking up was way too premature on our part and there's still so much more we can do as a band. We love the new record and we want to be able to play those songs for everyone. So that's that. We're back. Next show is on May 9th in Seattle with Biohazard."
Florida's Until The End has announced a reunion show. Until The End singer, Peter Kowalsky, has issued the following statement regarding their reunion:
"I've always been opposed to bands doing reunion shows but this is for a good cause, a benefit to fight cancer, and in my time with RN and Bishop over the last 5 years of touring, all the heckling and bullshit, we're doing this. All the members performing are straight edge and this is not negotiable. That may not seem like something important for most people, but in this day and age of sellouts and band wagon jumpers, its important to the integrity of UTE, straight edge, and hardcore as a whole. We are doing material from the s/t EP and “Blood In The Ink” only because we feel it is the best representation of the true spirit of UTE."
"UTE will be doing a show on June 20th, 2009 in Tampa @ Transitions." More...
Chicago's MINSK have posted the first preview track from their forthcoming album "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone." The album opener, "Three Moons," can be heard online via the band’s MySpace page featured along with the "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone" album art.
The follow-up album to their Relapse debut "The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment," "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone" was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL with the band’s Sanford Parker producing the effort. "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone" is set for a May 26th North American release date, June 1st internationally. More...
German death metal band, LAY DOWN ROTTEN, have uploaded a second video blog from the studio. Click here and watch guitarists Daniel Jakobi and Nils Förster laying down tunes for the new LAY DOWN ROTTEN album, "Gospel Of The Wretched." "Gospel Of The Wretched" was recorded at the Desert Inn studios in Germany and mixed by the infamous Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden. More...
Swedish death metal band, AS YOU DROWN, has uploaded two audio samples of their upcoming debut album on their MySpace page. The untitled debut album of AS YOU DROWN will be released in July.
AS YOU DROWN's lineup is as follows:
Henrik Blomqvist - vocals
Mikael Åkerström - guitars
Simon Exner - guitars
Martin Latvala - drums
Robert Karlsson - bass
Houston death metal band, Insidious Decrepancy, has posted two new songs on their MySpace page, entitled "Tribulation" and "Once Revered." The songs come off their upcoming album, "Extirpating Omniscient Certitude," which will be release on July 31st through Brutal Bands.
The tracklisting for "Extirpating Omniscient Certitude" is as follows:
01. Contemptuous Inception
03. Slighting Salvation
04. Once Revered
05. Extirpating Omniscient Certitude
06. Perpetual Equanimity
07. Adorned In Agony
08. Derided Reticence More...
Canadian power thrash metal band, Betrayer, has posted a video of a Live performance of Iron Maiden's Run To The Hills on Youtube. The video was taken at The Blind Dog in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on March 28th. More...
LA death metallers, Crematorium, has issued the following update regarding their new line up and new album:
"Needless to say, it's been almost a year since there's been an actual movement with CREMATORIUM aside from playing a few spotted shows here and there but there's change in the air!"
"…The band is back and ready to record their third Prosthetic Records release within late 2009/early 2010. The album will be entitled 'Born of Filth... Cultivated by Swine.' The band is already showcasing new material at their upcoming live appearances with long time friends BRUTAL TRUTH and GOATWHORE as well as at the Los Angeles Murderfest which is being held in May." More...
Victorian prog metal band aronora has announced they’ll be hitting the studio at the beginning of May to record their debut EP. The press release says the following:
“Thanks again to all who have made an effort to come out and see us play over the last month, your ongoing support is much appreciated.
"For the next few weeks we’ll be heading back into writing sessions and rehearsals with a view to record our debut EP at the start of May. As this is our main focus at this time, we have only booked one show in April, Friday 24th at The Espy Basement, where we’ll be road testing some of the new tunes that will be presented on the EP. At this stage the finished product will be launched in Melbourne in June followed by a brief interstate tour.”
24th Apr 2009
aronora @ The Espy, St Kilda
w/ Newborn, The Comittal and Husk
Tickets available at the door 8pm.
Metal Hammer has announced the winners in their Web of Death awards, and Metalunderground.com was crowned the winner of "Best Multimedia Metal Portal," noting our photo gallery in particular.
Once again, special thanks go to our photographers and the rest of the staff who have made Metalunderground.com what it is today, as well as all the readers who visited Metal Hammer to put in the good word for us!
You can read about all the winners here.
Canadian thrash metal veterans Sacrifice has announced that they have finished work on their new studio album, "The Ones I Condemn." A message from the band reads as follows:
"We began in late December, and ended this week. Our final mix is now complete. Don’t be deceived by the three month time span, in reality we didn’t take much more studio time than we had in the past…it was just spread out a lot more. Everything went the way we planned and the final product exceeds the expectations that we came into the studio with. Thanks to everyone at Rouge Valley Studio, Gerry, Alex, Steve and lastly, Darius who helped us achieve our sonic visions, went in to this project with his heart and soul into it as much as ours. A great engineer to work with.
"Thank you to both Jed Simon (ZIMMERS HOLE, TENET, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ARMOROS) for laying down a total whammy bar barrage, and our old Scarborough metal comrade Dave Hewson (SLAUGHTER, STRAPPADO) for lending some guest vocals to 'The Devils Martyr'.
"Like to wish PROPAGANDHI good luck on their tour for their newly released CD, Supporting Caste. We were all extremely shocked when we first heard “The Banger’s Embrace", a song about our reunion show in 2006 here in Toronto. What a tribute, thanks guys!!!"