Metal News for April 4, 2010
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17 news articles posted on this day.
What We Call Victory has completed their latest album, "The Learning Curve" and posted a new single, entitled "Gabriel's Horn." The album was mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) and should be available online soon.
2 Sides 2 Die's original bassist Brian Phillips, who help form the band back in 2005, is now back with the band on bass guitar. Brian helped write most of the "Method to the Madness" album including the popular tracks "007" and "The Change." Mike Bain, Brian's cousin has also joined the lineup.
Guitarist/vocalist Zach says that the band is tighter than ever when rehearsing last weekend and it was the best practice he has had in over 2 and a half years.
The new lineup will be making it's live debut April 9th at Rocket Music in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. The set list will include "007," "Write you Off," "Louse," "The Change," "Dark Days Ahead," "Low key Quitter," and more, including the unveiling of the final version of "Fatal Flaw," a track off of the upcoming album in which the band is currently working on a promotional music video.
Here are the show details:
April 9th Show starts @6pm
Playing with Cypher Lock, and ARSIN ORCHARDS
Vancouver thrash metal band Omega Crom has posted their entire new album, "Blood, Steel & Fire," for streaming on The New Review.net. Listen to it at this location.
Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
April 3, 2010 - Montreal, QC - Club Saphir
April 7, 2010 – Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroys
April 8, 2010 - Winnipeg MB - The Zoo
April 10, 2010 - Regina SK - The Gaslight Saloon
April 17, 2010 - Kelowna, BC - The Well
Norwegian metal band Tomorrow's Outlook has posted a new song on their MySpace page.
The band comments on the new song, "We have uploaded another clip from 34613. It's just a rough demo without vox! - MIDI bass/drums--but with real guitars. This new song is definitely gonna be one of the highlights on the album. It will feature no other than the legendary hard rock vocalist - MASTER Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI). Looking forward to work with one of our all-time favourite singers and heroes. It's gonna be a BLAST for sure.. So stay tuned!!"
Bulgarian metallers Eufobia have announced they will be embarking on their "Insemination" tour on April 7th. The currently announced dates are as follows:
07.04.2010 PL Gubin
08.04.2010 PL Wroclaw
09.04.2010 DE Erfurt
10.04.2010 DE Berlin
15.04.2010 PL Stetin
16.04.2010 DE Hamburg
17.04.2010 DE Gottingent
18.04.2010 DE Arnsberg
20.04.2010 PL Warsaw
21.04.2010 PL Lublin
22.04.2010 PL Bilgoraj
23.04.2010 RO Oradea
24.04.2010 RO Petrosani
25.04.2010 RO Targu Mures
26.04.2010 HU Pecs
27.04.2010 RO Timisoara
28.04.2010 RO Iasi
30.04.2010 RO Suceava
01.05.2010 BG Russe
04.05.2010 TR Istanbul
05.05.2010 TR Izmir
06.05.2010 RO Bucharest
07.05.2010 MD Chisinau
09.05.2010 RO Constanta
11.05.2010 RO Cluj-Napoca
12.05.2010 SK Zilina
15.05.2010 DE Hildesheim
16.05.2010 DE Chemnitz
DISBELIEF has published the cover of their upcoming album "Heal," which will be released on May, 21st. View the cover at this location.
The "Heal" tracklisting is as follows:
1. The Eyes of Horror
3. The Last Force: Attack!!
4. Certainty of Reality
5. Love Like Blood (Killing Joke Cover)
6. Red Sharks (Crimson Glory Cover)
7. Welcome Home (King Diamond Cover)
8. Shine (Remake of previous song)
British death metal band Trigger the Bloodshed has issued the following update:
"As most of you probably now know the new Record is named "DEGENERATE". Jonny will be putting up a blog later explaining where the name has come from and why it sums up the new record so well. But until that time comes here is the awesome artwork for DEGENERATE created by Collin Marks (whitechapel, Aborted, Suicide Silence etc)"
"Most of you will know of Collins work and we feel he has done a great job and captured the image we want for the record. We have been working closely with Collin on the whole artwork theme and the whole thing from front to back is a great piece of work." More...
EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT has posted the following video update from the road:
Dutch metal band Pestilence has posted a new song, entitled "Amgod," on their MySpace page. The song comes is from a recent band rehearsal. The band comments, "We have uploaded a new song called amgoD. It's just a rehearsal with new drummer Yuma. Just guitars and drums...but it turned out pretty sick and we wanted to share!"
Castrofate is currently seeking a new drummer. Mainman Dan Castro has issued the following update regarding what he is looking for:
"We are now holding auditions for:"
"A DRUMMER in the style of Lars Ulrich/Nick Menza. Must play to click during both rehearsals and shows."
"a LEAD GUITARIST in the style of Kirk Hammett/Tony Iommi. Must have strong rhythm chops and down-picking abilities." More...
Fall of Empyrean has issued the following new album update:
"Friends, our label has given us an official release date for our third album A Life Spent Dying, it will be released Fri. May 14th, 2010. It has been a long time coming, it faced many delays that were out of our control, but we are back on track now and a new era for the band will begin. We are already hard at work on the next album, as we have half of it finished already. We would like to thank all of you for your patience and understanding, you will definitely be hearing a lot more from us from now on. We will be setting up our cd release show in mid-late June, more details coming soon!"
The tracklisting for "A Life Spent Dying" (cover art) is as follows:
2. Breathe Deep the Cinders
3. Vast But Desolate
5. The Air is Still
6. A Long Silence
7. Lifeless in My Arms
8. Veins Split Wide
New York blackened death metal band Black Harvest has issued the following update:
"it's been several years and now it's finally DONE. all the writing and recording and mixing and mastering... all DONE. artwork is finishing up this weekend, and i ought to be sending it out to be pressed within a week or so. the album itself will have eight tracks, including some that have been up on myspace here, and there might be some bonus tracks too. so for everyone who was asking about where to get the new material, well, now you know."
"The album will be called "Ingrate."
The tracklist is as follows:
01. Pathetic Labor
02. Husk (formerly "Everything is Revealed")
04. Remain In Silence
07. Behind Every Tree And Stone
08. In Your Absence
German metal band GOLDUST has posted a new song off their upcoming album, "Destroyer | Borderlines," entitled "White Nights." Listen to it at this location.
The term "legend" is thrown around all too often these days, almost to the point where being an older band instantly gives you the title, but how many bands can not only honestly claim the title of "legend," but also "icons?" Only a handful. And within this handful, we find one of the best and loudest bands to ever tread the Earth - the one and only Motorhead. Motorhead is as important to heavy metal as Miles Davis is to Jazz. Every fan of metal, punk, hardcore and rock will be able to tell you who Motorhead is, and if you find one who can't, beat them with the heaviest object you can find, just so they get an idea for how heavy Motorhead is.
The band was formed by Ian Fraser Kilmister (aka Lemmy) in London in 1975, after he was released from the band Hawkwind for (of all reasons) excessive drug use. The band was originally going to be called "Bastard" until it was pointed out that shows like Top Of The Pops might have a tiny problem with such a tag, so the moniker was switched to Motorhead instead. The name came from the last song Lemmy wrote for Hawkwind and at the time was American slang for someone who often took Speed. Lemmy assembled guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox and after only ten shows, they secured a slot opening for Blue Oyster Cult at the famous Hammersmith Odeon. They then recorded an album for United Artists but it wasn't to be released until the band gained popularity a few years later, as the label were unhappy with the material. Shortly after this, Wallis and Fox were no longer members of the band and "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor came in as replacements, forming one of the heaviest trios in the history of music. This lineup recorded a string of albums which are now regarded as classics by rock and metal fans, such as "Overkill," "Bomber" and of course, "Ace Of Spades," as well as topping the British albums chart with their live album, "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith." Following their next album, "Iron Fist" Eddie Clarke would leave the band, being replaced by former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson. This lineup of the group would only record one album, 1983's "Another Perfect Day" which earned the band some backlash from fans at the time, though it has gained a cult following over the years.Subsequently, both Robertson and Taylor left the band, leaving Lemmy to form an entirely new lineup, which he did with former Saxon drummer Pete Gill, ex-Persian Risk guitar player Phil Campbell and unknown guitarist Michael "Wurzel" Burston.
This lineup would only last for one compilation record and one studio album before Taylor returned to the band. Motorhead would release the albums, "1916" and "March Or Die" before Taylor was once again no longer a member, this time being replaced by King Diamond drummer Mikkey Dee. This lineup would release the album "Bastards" in 1993 and the band released a single the next year entitled, "Born To Raise Hell" which featured Ugly Kid Joe frontman Whitfield Crane and rap legend Ice-T, for the movie "Airheads." This lineup would again be a short lived one, as Wurzel was to leave the band following the "Sacrifice" album in 1995. Since then, Motorhead has continued as a three-piece and have released a further seven albums, with another one planned for this year. Many have also claimed that the group was rejuvinated by the beginning of the 21st century, as since 2004's "Inferno" they have received constant acclaim for their newer material, with plenty of fans and critics alike agreeing the band have been producing their best albums since the early 1980's. As was said at the beginning of this article, Motorhead aren't just legends, nor will people stop at calling them icons. They are are gods. They changed the face of rock music, proved it was alright for fans of metal and punk to like the same band, influenced thrash metal to no end and are still going strong thirty five years later, continually setting the standards for all bands out there. Long may they continue to show everyone how rock and roll is done! More...
Alestorm recently announced they would be joining Sabaton on their "World War" tour, which is in support of Sabaton's upcoming album "Coat Of Arms." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
15/09/10 Stavanger - Folken
16/09/10 Bergen - Garage
17/09/10 Haugesund - Byscenen
18/09/10 Oslo - Rockefeller
24/09/10 Karlstad - Nöjesfabriken
25/09/10 Köpenhamn - Pumpehuset
26/09/10 Hamburg - Markthalle
27/09/10 Zaandam - De Kade
29/09/10 Hannover - Musikzentrum
30/09/10 Leipzig - Hellraiser
01/10/10 Geiselwind - Musik Hall
02/10/10 München - Backstage
03/10/10 Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
05/10/10 Köln - Underground
06/10/10 Saarbrücken - Garage
07/10/10 Milan - Alcatraz
08/10/10 Pratteln - Z7
09/10/10 Paris - Nouveau Casino
11/10/10 Manchester - Academy 2
12/10/10 Glasgow - Garage
14/10/10 London - Electric Ballroom
15/10/10 Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
16/10/10 Sheffield - Corporation
17/10/10 Brighton - Concorde 2
19/10/10 Antwerpen - Hof Ter Lo
20/10/10 Frankfurt - Batschkapp
21/10/10 Nijmegen - Doornroosje
22/10/10 Dortmund - FZW
28/10/10 Huskvarna - Folkets Park
29/10/10 Lund - Mejeriet
30/10/10 Norrköping - Flygeln More...
Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has checked in with the following statement about the band's ‘Rust In Peace’ 20th anniversary tour:
"Droogies! For just one second I wished you could feel what I felt whilst standing on the stage of the Hollywood Palladium this past Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, which was the end of our Rust In Peace 20th Anniversary Tour in North America.
"I was overwhelmed with a flood of emotions, ranging from complete euphoria to outrage to shyness to inebriating pride! You see, David Ellefson called this one correctly when he said, ‘LA was going to be our homecoming.’ Man, I saw friends from the very beginning, our former managers, agents, lawyers, business managers, publicists, and the security pit was absolutely insane when we went out. I was told that there was 34 photographers in there and they were all top notch photogs so we couldn't scratch any of them.
"Probably the most rewarding thing was seeing our old manager Ron Laffitte and our old agent Andy Somers. They seemed genuinely happy for us, and they couldn't believe what a hunk Justis, the little boy they knew as an infant, turned out to be. Remember Justis was just born when Ron and Andy handled us and now he is 18 years old, as tall as me, way better looking (but that ain't hard). I also got the pleasure of bragging about how my new manager Mark Adelman and my new agent Scott Sokol have done such a great job getting us back on top - this was not a dig - it was just a very happy kid telling his friends that he is finally happy again. More...
Romanian black metallers Negura Bunget have posted a new preview track online from their new album "Vîrstele pamîntului." The new song "Tara de dincolo de negura" is available for streaming via the official Negura Bunget MySpace page.
The upcoming Negura Bunget tour dates are as follows:
4/5 2010 Lyon (FR) - Lyon’s Hall - Spirit of the Land Tour Lyon
4/6 2010 Liege (BE) - La Zone - Spirit of the Land Tour Liege
4/8 2010 Gorizia (IT) - Pieffe Factory - Spirit of the Land Tour Gorizia
4/9 2010 Bologna (IT) - Ponte di via libia - Spirit of the Land Tour Bologna
4/10 2010 Milan (IT) - Club 71 - Spirit of the Land Tour Milan
4/11 2010 Roma (IT) - Dissesto Musicale - Spirit of the Land Tour Rome
4/15 2010 Timisoara (RO) - Daos Club - release party Timisoara
4/16 2010 Cluj (RO) - Music Pub - release party Cluj-Napoca
4/17 2010 Sibiu (RO) - LaserMaxx - release party Sibiu
4/18 2010 Iasi (RO) - Club Hand - release party Iasi
4/19 2010 Bucuresti (RO) - Silver Church - Release party Bucuresti
4/24 2010 London (UK) - Underworld Camden - Infernal Damnation Fest VII London
4/25 2010 Bradford (UK) - The Zuu Bar - Spirit of the Land Tour Bradford
4/26 2010 Glasgow (UK) - Ivory Blacks Glasgow
4/27 2010 Liverpool (UK) - The Masque - Spirit of the Land Tour Liverpool
4/29 2010 Belfast (IR) - The Limelight - Spirit of the Land Tour Belfast
4/30 2010 Dublin (IR) - Fibber Magees - Spirit of the Land Tour Dublin
5/1 2010 Cork (IR) - An Cruiscin Lan - Spirit of the Land Tour Corck
5/2 2010 Leeds (UK) - Deathfest Leeds
5/7 2010 Gent (BE) - Frontline - Spirit of the Land Tour Gent
5/8 2010 Oberhausen (DE) - Helvete - Spirit of the Land Tour Oberhausen
5/9 2010 Rotterdam (NL) - Baroeg - Spirit of the Land Tour Rotterdam
5/11 2010 Hamburg (DE) - Markthalle - Spirit of the Land Tour Hamburg
5/12 2010 Rostok (DE) - Alte Zuckerfabrik - Spirit of the Land Tour Rostok
5/14 2010 Larvik (NO) - Hellion - Spirit of the Land Tour Larvik
5/15 2010 Arendal (NO) - Hellion - Spirit of the Land Tour Arendal
5/16 2010 Fredrikstad (NO) - Helheim - Spirit of the Land Tour Fredrikstad
5/17 2010 Oslo (NO) - VTA - Spirit of the Land Tour Oslo
5/19 2010 Bergen (NO) - Garage - Spirit of the Land Tour Bergen
5/21 2010 Berlin (DE) - K17 - Spirit of the Land Tour Berlin
5/22 2010 Bitterfed (DE) - Festung Open Air Bitterfeld
5/23 2010 Praga (CZ) - Exit Chmelnice - Spirit of the Land Tour Prague
5/24 2010 Efurt (DE) - From Hell - Spirit of the Land Tour Erfurt
5/25 2010 Munchen (DE) - Titanic City - Spirit of the Land Tour Munchen
5/27 2010 Nurnberg (DE) - Z-Bau/Roter Salon - Spirit of the Land Tour Nurnberg
5/28 2010 Ljublijana (SL) - Menza - Spirit of the Land Tour Ljublijana
5/29 2010 Maribor (SL) - MC Pekarna - Spirit of the Land Tour Maribor
5/30 2010 Bratislava (SK) - Randall - Spirit of the Land Tour Bratislava
6/18 2010 Hellfest (FR) - Terrorizer Tent Clisson
8/8 2010 Busteni (RO) - OST Mountain Fest Busteni
9/10 2010 Hüttikon (CH) - Meh Suff! Metal-Festival Hüttikon