Metal News for April 4, 2009
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Ohio metallers Jacobs Dream have issued the following update about recording a new album:
"Jacobs Dream is now in the process of recording its 5th full length studio album that will be called "Beneath The Shadows"! A full concept (story line) that bares the emotion of a single character who gets lost in a life of drug addiction. As a result of his actions he loses everything he loves which sends him on an emotional journey of his own personal Hell. We are hoping to release this new album to the masses by July!
"Also in addition to the new record Jacobs Dream has filmed its first music video in band history! The vid will be a song from the new album "Beneath The Shadows" called 'Welcome To My World"! Stay tuned JD fans!!"
Thunderstone has issued the following update about delaying the release date of their upcoming album:
"A preliminary release date for Thunderstone’s 5th studio album is set for September 2009. The original release date of April 2009 was postponed because the band wants to take their time finishing what bass player Titus Hjelm says will be their ‘heaviest, grooviest and all around best album yet’. The exact date and further information on the release will be published in the coming months. Stay tuned!"
Finnish metal band Adamantra are currently streaming the new song "In Triumph" on their MySpace page. The band issued the following statement about the song:
"First official, mixed, mastered song from the upcoming Adamantra debut released to MySpace!
"The song is called In Triumph and will be featured on the upcoming Adamantra-debut. The album is due for a May 2009 release and we will post more info as soon as possible:D
"Meanwhile, enjoy this one! And yes, this IS THE ACTUAL SONG TO BE ON THE OFFICIAL ALBUM!"
Russian folk metal band Arkona has announced that their upcoming DVD release will be titled "Noch Velesova." The DVD will be released through Napalm Records on June 1st in Europe and June 16th in North America. The cover artwork for the DVD can be viewed here.
London based metal band Chaosanct, featuring former Cradle of Filth guitar player James McIlroy, has issued the following update about the recording of a new EP:
"Just to keep you guys updated, we've just finished tracking rythm guitars as of last night, and are a few solo's away from completing all the guitars, which is a relief, as they've taken long enough, however, they are sounding way better than the last demo already, and that's unmixed, which is very very cool :)
"Anyway, Tilman starts his bass tracking today, and the last of the guitars are scheduled for this week, after which it'll just be down to Dave to do his vocals.
"We're on schedule, so barring natural disasters we should have it done by May!"
Texas death metallers Devourment are currently streaming new tracks online from their upcoming album "Unleash The Carnivore," which will be released on May 29th. The title track and "Fed To The Pigs" can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.
Maroon's upcoming album, "Order," can now be streamed in full online on their Myspace player. You can listen to it there until April 10. "Order" will be released on April 20th, 2009 in Europe.
The band is planning a number of "Order" release shows, which are as follows:
April 17, 2009 - Hamburg (D) @ Headcräsh
April 18, 2009 - Nordhausen (D) @ venue tba / Very special release show!
April 24, 2009 - Essen (D) @ Turock
April 25,2009 - Stuttgart (D) @ Landespavillon
May 9, 2009 – Berlin (D) @ Live at Dot
Iranian metal band Ahoora has announced they're currently recording their third album. Here's the statement from the band themselves:
"We’re more than happy to announce that Ahoora is currently recording a new album, which will be our 3rd. The writing process took several months and now it’s time to get into the studio. The band expects to have the album done by the middle of the summer. Please check back for more information on our upcoming new album! "
Stinking Lizaveta and Darsombra will hit the road for some US tour dates together in May. Here are the latest dates:
Mon May 4th Baltimore MD @ Talking Head Club (Sonar)
Wed May 6th Richmond VA @ Nara Sushi w/ Suzukiton
Thu May 7th Hickory NC @ Drips Coffee House
Fri May 8th Johnson City TN @ The Hideaway w/ Dark Castle & US Christmas
Sat May 9th Knoxville TN @ The Pilot Light
Sun May 10th Nashville TN @ The End
Mon May 11th Athens GA @ Caledonia Lounge
Wed May 13th New Orleans LA@ Saturn Bar
Fri May 15th Austin TX @ Red 7
Sat May 16th Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music
Sun May 17th Memphis, TN @ Buccaneer Lounge
Mon May 18th St. Louis MO @ Firebird,
Tue May 19th Chicago IL@ Empty Bottle w/Lone Wolf & Cub
Wed May 20th Lansing MI @ Macs Bar
Thu May 21st Ann Arbor MI@ Blind Pig,
Fri May 22nd Detroit MI @ Trumbullplex
Sat May 23rd Cleveland OH@ Grog Shop
Sun May 24th Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh PA
Nine Inch Nails has added a number of European tour dates and festival appearances, listed below:
29 June 09: Dusseldorf, Germany [Philipshalle]
Pre sale: 7 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
30 June 09: Berlin, Germany [Berlin Arena]
Pre sale: 7 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
8 July 09: Amsterdam, Netherlands [Heineken Music Hall]
Pre sale: 6 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
23 June 09: Malta Festival in Poznan, Poland
9 July 09: Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Pre sale: April 7th (5pm)
On sale: April 10th
Brazilian death metal band Krisiun has added Hobart to their Australian tour, set to take place later this month.
Here are the latest tour dates for their Australian and New Zealand tour:
Apr 15th: Rosies, BRISBANE - w/ Dawn of Azazel, Defamer, Violent Green
Apr 16th: Brannigan’s Tavern, GOLD COAST - w/ Dawn of Azazel, Meatgrinder
Apr 17th: Manning Bar, SYDNEY (L/AA) - w/ Dawn of Azazel, Cemetary Urn, Killrazor, Anno Domini
Apr 18th: Ding Dong Lounge, MELBOURNE - w/ Dawn of Azazel, Cemetary Urn
Apr 21st: The Brisbane Hotel, HOBART - w/ Dawn of Azazel, Separatist, Zero Dregrees Freedom
Apr 22nd: Live on Light Square, ADELAIDE (L/AA) - w/ Dawn of Azazel, Tzun Tzu, Closed Casket
Apr 24th: Al’s Bar, CHRISTCHURCH w/ Dawn of Azazel, Tainted, Zerstiren, Flesh Gates
Apr 25th: Transmission Room, AUCKLAND (L/AA) - w/ Dawn of Azazel, Metal Tower, Carnal, Anabyss
It is now official that teunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH is already confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Keep It True XIII Festival. A total of 20 bands will appear in 2 days of pure Metal mayhem happening on April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.
The confirmed bands so far are scheduled as follows:
CRYSTAL VIPER (POL)
HEART OF CYGNUS (USA)
SATANS HOST (USA)
SAVAGE GRACE (USA)
TYGERS OF PAN TANG (UK)
+ 1 Headliner
You can visit the Keep It True Festival official website for more information and details.
Swedish metallers, Hellfueled, have announced that their upcoming record will be entitled "EMISSION OF SINS." "EMISSION OF SINS" was recorded at Leon Music Studios in Rudsheden, Sweden and produced by Rikard Löfgren. The album will be released later this year.
The "Emission of Sins" tracklisting is as follows:
01. Where Angels Die
02. Am I Blind
03. I Am The Crucifix
04. A Remission Of My Sins
05. Save Me
06. Lost Forever
07. For My Family And Satan
08. In Anger
09. End Of The Road
10. Stone By Stone
11. Moving On (instrumental)
Chyme has posted some pre-production demos of their upcoming album, "Rise of Anu," on their MySpace page. Chyme will record their debut album over the Summer, but in the mean time they will be touring. First is a tour with Chicago based Monsters which will be in April. Following they hit the road with Wisteria Cottage starting on 5/01/ and running through 5/15. Tour dates can be found on their MySpace page.
AC/DC's official website issue the following statement today regarding their new 7-part documentary chronicling their October 26, 2008 show, the first show played in 5 years.
" 'On October 26, 2008, AC/DC played their first show in 5 years. Dedicated fans travelled from all over the world to be there. This is their story.'
And so begins our 7 episode documentary about you all - the fans - and, of course, the world's most electrifying rock & roll band. To kick it off right, we've unleashed two episodes today, with more to come in the near future, so stay tuned."
The series can be found on AC/DC.com in AC/DC 101 and also on the band's new Fannation page.
Swedish death metallers The Project Hate have posted a new promotional video for their upcoming album online. The video can be viewed below. The Project Hate's vocalist J also issued the following statement about the new album:
"First of all let me tell you, this album is the best TPH album so far. At least that is my opinion, in a few months you all can decide for yourselves. But personally I like this album a lot more than any of the other albums. Recording wise this was a lot easier for me as well. In the past we have done all the vocals over a weekend, which is hard as fuck to do. I have no problem with sounding like I do for an hour or two, but after that I don’t feel like doing it anymore coz I get pain in my head, neck, chest, dick…etc etc… And of course when the pain sets in it is just not as fun anymore…
"I recorded the vocals together with my friend and neighbor, Jonas Åhlén, who is the singer of the band Backdraft and also run a studio here in Stockholm called A.R.T Studios. It is based like 3 minutes away from where we live so it is very easy for us just to go there late at night and record for a couple of hours and then head home… But it took a bit longer than we expected. Mainly because both of us have small kids and with kids come all kinds of diseases and other things to take care of. So over a 3 month period we worked maybe for 10 hours or so in total, haha… But in the end I think it made my performance better. To make it as smooth as possible I was rehearsing the lyrics, as well as writing most of them, in my car at work. So I would sit there learning the songs and lyrics during the day and then around 21.00 we would head for the studio and recorded, edited and so on until 23.00 and then went home for some sleep. And it worked out real fine.
"Also I am so fucking damn proud of K to have managed and bring in some of the finest guest musicians around. And one of them is my long-time favourite death metal vocalist Martin van Drunen. When K told me that - I pissed my pants out of happiness… First time I heard Martin was with Pestilence on “Consuming Impulse”. And it knocked me flat. It is still one of my favourite albums of all time. And now I have the honors to be on the same record as him. I can sure die a happy man now. I have toured with Iron Maiden, Slayer, Neurosis, had the pleasure to scream my guts out together with Chris Reifert from Autopsy during the Murder Squad recordings - the list goes on and on… And now Martin and me are doing vocals together? Metal up my fucking ass for sure!!! More...
Order Of Ennead has posted a new live video online of the song "As Long As I Have Myself I Am Not Alone." The performance took place at the Winterfest 2009 festival in Paris, France. The video can be viewed below. More...
Idaho based metallers Sonic Devastation have issued the following update about the recording of their as-yet-untitled new album:
"As you know, we've set a goal for ourselves to have our latest slab done by the time of our show at Tony's in Blackfoot April 18th. We are still going to make every effort to accomplish it and realize that the recording may be complete by that time, but the mastering/packaging/duplication of the product could realistically take longer than the time frame we've given ourselves. Don't despair, we are working very hard to finish as promised, but want to make sure that no detail of the effort is rushed to make a deadline that may be sooner than we can deliver it by.
"An exciting sidenote, we've added Arsenic Addiction to the roster of the Tony's show in April making for even moreso a night not to miss!"
The show will take place at Tony's Billiards in Blackfoot, Idaho on April 18th. The complete lineup will be Sonic Devastation, Ixxion, Haxsaw Ridge and Arsenic Addiction.
Throne of Malediction has posted a live video of their song "Enemy" from their debut EP titled "EP One." The video can be viewed below. More...
Catalepsy, who is on tour now with Psyopus and ABACABB on the "Ambience of Violence" Tour, have confirmed more tour dates with After The Burial, For Today and Broadcast The Nightmare immediately following the Gotham City Metalfest.
Here are the latest tour dates:
Ambience of Violence tour featuring Psyopus, ABACABB and Catalepsy:
4/4 Owensboro, KY @ Brothers Pizza
4/5 Clarksville, TN @ The Coup
4/6 Herrin, IL @ The Hitts
4/7 Terre Haute, IN @ THMV
Catalepsy with After The Burial, For Today and Broadcast The Nightmare: More...
Dubai-based death metallers NERVECELL will be performing live at Wacken Open Air (20th Anniversary) and Rock AM Ring / Rock IM Park festivals this summer in Germany. In addition, Nervecell has already been confirmed to appear at With Full Force Festival (Germany) and Metal GDL Festival (Portugal) this summer.
So far these are the confirmed festival appearances for Nervecell in 2009:
Rock AM Ring Festival (Germany) - June 5, 2009
Metal GDL Festival (Portugal) - June 6, 2009
Rock IM Park Festival (Germany) - June 7, 2009
With Full Force Festival (Germany) - July 4, 2009
Wacken Open Air Festival (Germany) - August 1, 2009
More European dates will be announced soon so stay tuned.
Toronto metal/hardcore act, DETERRENCE, has finished tracking their debut full length album. The album was engineered by Mike Belanger (The Miles Between) at Studio ID in Somerset, MA. It is also expected to have guest appearances from members of The Miles Between, Acacia Strain, and Blessed By A Broken Heart. The album is expected to be releases late summer 2009 by a yet undetermined label. In other news DETERRENCE will be headlining The Decimatour 2009 from June 29 - Aug 21st, at the moment all dates are tba. Demos of their new material can be heard on their MySpace page.
Newcastle, England based Extreme Metal legends Venom has announced that they will once again be re-releasing their classic 1982 album, "Black Metal" later this year. The release will contain bonus tracks as well as an extra DVD which features the 1984 video release, "7th Date Of Hell" which documents the band's performance at the Hammersmith Odeon.
Atlanta based heavy metal group Mastodon has confirmed that they will be appearing on the David Letterman show on May 15th. No word on what song/s they will play yet but the likelihood is they will play their latest single, "Divinations." Please check your local listings so you know what time to catch the show.
A new trailer for the heavy metal orientated video game, Brutal Legend has been posted online. You can check it out by heading to the game's official website. The game's main character is voiced by heavy metal loving actor Jack Black and also features voiceover apearances from the likes of Ronnie James Dio, Motorhead's iconic mainman Lemmy and the Metal God Rob Halford. The game should be released around the summer time.
Silent Civilian, the band fronted by Spineshank vocalist Jonny Santos, will be releasing a brand new studio album this year entitled, "Ghost Stories." To help get fans ready for the release, the band has posted a new song on their official Myspace entitled, "The Last One Standing." You can check it out here.
Speaking on the song and the album, Santos states: "The Last One Standing’ is, to me, the best representation of what is to come from the next record. I feel it has all the elements of what Silent Civilian is, but also shows where the band is going. It has all the elements needed to be a great S.C. song, but also shows a maturity in the songwriting dept. Lyrically it is an anthem for individuality. Basically it’s a song against anyone who is being controlled by anything - a song that promotes free thinking and non-conformity.
"The record as a whole is very diverse in the sense that the whole band contributed to the writing process this time around, instead of it primarily being Chris and I, like on the last record. I feel that we have got through our growing pains, and the fans will hear that on ‘Ghost Stories’. This record has more of a raw, unpolished vibe to it. I feel it has a very ‘dangerous’ vibe to it, for lack of a better term. It seems like this band only does well under stress and pressure, or flying by the seat of our pants in the face of adversity, and I wanted to capture that feeling in the song writing this time around. It is a brutal record, and that's the bottom line. It will kick your face in repeatedly and that's what Silent Civilian is all about. We are looking forward to being back on tour and seeing our fans again this summer, and we can't wait to put this record out!!!"