Metal News for April 5, 2010
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21 news articles posted on this day.
Reading, Pennsylvania based deathcore band THRODL will release its new CD "No Honour in Exile" on DRP Records on May 4, 2010. The CD will be released in both the U.S. and Europe on the same date, with intrnational distribution o be provided by MVD Entertainment.
Unearth just wrapped up their North American Atticus Metal Tour II with Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex. Following this tour, Unearth will be heading overseas with label mates The Black Dahlia Murder for an April/May tour of Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Unearth will then be trekking over to Europe and the UK with The Black Dahlia Murder for 17 more shows. Among these shows is an appearance at the legendary Donnington Park for DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2010, the Warm-Up Party for the Sonisphere Festival, Hellfest in France, the Gods of Metal Festival in Italy and Grasspop in Belgium. Here are the latest Unearth tour dates: More...
Deftones has announced more European dates as well as a show in Moscow, Russia. Deftones will take part in the Colonia Sonora Festival on June 22 in Torino, Italy, and have also added headline shows to their European schedule in Brussels (June 15) and Amsterdam (June 16). The band also added a June 9 headline performance at Moscow's B1 Club to their European tour. For tickets and more info please visit www.b1arena.ru.
Tampa, Florida based Christian metalcore outfit Underoath has announced that they have parted ways with drummer Aaron Gillespie. A message from the band reads as follows:
"We are taking this opportunity to sadly inform you the six of us have decided at the end of the current European tour, Aaron will no longer be playing in Underoath. This was not a decision made in haste but a thought out and prayed upon group agreement. It in no way affects any of the shows left on this tour. They will still be our best efforts and enjoyable experiences for all. For the future, Aaron will be pursuing other musical and ministry endeavors. As for the rest of us we will continue to work hard on the new Underoath record. We appreciate the love and support from everyone in the past and hope that all of us will continue to receive your support on our future paths."
Stone Sour, the band featuring Slipknot members Corey Taylor and James Root, has posted a second video online, documenting their time recording their forthcoming third studio album. You can check it out below. The album's title has yet to be revealed but it is expected to be released sometime this summer. More...
American thrash metal veterans Heathen has announced that they have just completed filming a new music video for the song, "Dying Season," which comes from their latest studio album, "Evolution Of Chaos," which is their first album since 1991's "Victim Of Deception." The concept of the video reportedly revolves around a never ending war zone that includes zombies and is expected to premire online in the coming weeks.
New Orleans based sludge metal veterans Eyehategod has announced a series of headlining shows in the United States, which are scheduled to kick off in June. A rotating roster of bands will be supporting the band on the trek including grindcore legends Brutal Truth and Withered.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All are about to begin a short tour of the United Kingdom supporting AFI to promote their forthcoming new studio album, "Based On A True Story." Luckily for the English folk who are not too keen on AFI, Sick Of It All announced a couple of headlining shows before the main tour kicked off and very luckily for myself, one of these shows was at The Croft in Bristol.
First things first, The Croft is an excellent venue. It appears to be brilliantly run along with having some really friendly staff and a great lounge area. Apparantly, Sick Of It All specifically requested this venue and it's not hard to see why, especially when one enters the stage area, which while not huge, packs plenty of people in and is the perfect setting for a hardcore show. More...
Darkane has checked in with the following update:
"Darkane are writing new material and building our new studio from scratch. We've found a great place in an old Slaughter house. Photos from the studio building will be up soon. We aim to record our sixth album during the upcoming summer. We are also still working on having our live DVD released pretty soon, but unfortunately it takes a serious amount of time. Please check back regarding that.
"Peter [Wildoer, drums] has recently recorded the drums for the new solo album of James LaBrie (Dream Theater). That album will be brutal, so go check it out when its released.
"If you have facebook you can add Christofer [Malmström, guitar] at: Christofer at facebook
California's Swords of Asgard has uploaded a new track on its official MySpace page. Check out the song "Blood of the Brave" at www.myspace.com/swordsofasgard.
Blackguard vocalist, Paul Ablaze, has checked in with the following recording update:
"I’m very happy to inform everyone that Blackguard are currently putting the finishing touches tracking our 3rd record.
"During our time on the road and small breaks between tours we were able to do proper pre production demos for each song ,which is a first for us . And all the preparation has truly paid off and has allowed us to work much more efficiently in studio.
"As of last Thursday I finished all my vocal tracking with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at his home studio. That whole week of tracking was amazing . The atmosphere at Chris’s studio made for very relaxed sessions , if you can call screaming all day 'relaxed.' Chris has been a pleasure to work with and I now know first hand why so many established bands like Emmure, Despised icon and Beneath the Massacre choose to work with him. More...
With team Rock Solid losing two challenges in a row, week four would be critical for both the team and Bret Michaels, a team member no one expected to still be around.
The challenge is to create a 3D promotion for the new Harry Potter amusement park in Orlando, FL. Ex-Governor, Rod Blagojevich, is Project Manager for Rock Solid. When watching his inability to use a laptop or cell phone the word inept comes to mind, and then you realize this is not a strong enough word. More...
German metallers Finsterforst have issued the following update about re-releasing a previous demo along with their debut album:
"Cheers brothers! After being asked from many fans where the hell they can find our Demo 'Wiege der Finsternis,' we decided to re-release it, because it was simply sold out. As first 'bonus' we combined it with our debut album 'Weltenkraft' (from which are only few left anyway) and as second bonus we recorded a brand new song for all you crazy metalheads who enjoy to eliminate alcohol as much as we do! For our German people there is no explanation needed for the history of the 'Vogel...excuse me...Försterhochzeit.' Haha!
"And for the rest: In good old Germany we have a traditional folk song (mainly listened from children) about...well...a bird that wanted to get married to another bird! We had a bit different idea for this song and decided to make a wedding of our own. Filled with booze, meat and eternal delirium! Even if you may not understand the lyrics, we promise, that the story has a happy end and that you will have one hell of a party! You can already check the sample of this song right here on MySpace. Look forward for the teaser that will present you Urwerk! We can't wait to enter the stage finally again to invite you to the greatest fest! See you soon!"
Iranian progressive metal band Explode recently finished recording their new album entitled "Labyrinth of Solitude." Track listing is as follows:
01. The Frozen Tree
02. Inner Cell
03. Fallen Angel
04. Eternal Dream
05. The Last Thoughts of a Disturbed Mind
UK metal band Extreme O.D. has announced that they have recruited Katie Cairns as their new vocalist. Founder Kieron K Berry stated, "We have known Katie for some time now, her vocals are insane. She's an angel with the voice of the Devil"
Sonic Syndicate has issued the following update regarding their upcoming tour of Russia:
"Russia, here we come," SONIC SYNDICATE guitarist Roger Sjunnesson commented on their upcoming Russian tour, "This is for sure gonna be the tour of a life time! We'll be traveling by van, bus, planes and trains, from east to west, north to south so stay tuned for what's sure to be really good, really bad and really ugly!", adds bass player Karin Axelsson.
Follow the band's antics at this location.
Danish metal band Iron Fire has issued the following update on their new album:
"On the 15th of April we will start recording the next Iron Fire album. The working tittle is 'Metalmorphosized' and with this album we celebrate our 10 years anniversary as recording artists."
"Instead of just making a best of album, we give you 13 new greatest hits. We have picked up some previous unreleased songs back from the years between On The Edge and Revenge, and updated them to how we think Iron Fire should sound in 2010. There will also be brand new written tracks that will show the path of future albums to come."
"To complete this anniversary package all previous album recording members of the band will be guest appearing on the record. We are planing to be ready for mix with Tommy Hansen within a couple of months."
Persefone has posted a new tour video blog online. Watch it below:
Swedish extreme metal band Necronaut has announced their signing to Regain Records. Necronaut is a side project of former Dismember drummer Fred Estby. The cover artwork for the album was done by Chat Zar, which created prosthetic effects for such movies as The Ring, Planet of the Apes and Darkman.
Vocalists used in the recording of the album are as follows:
Chris Reifert (Abscess, Autopsy)
Tompa Lindberg (Disfear, Lock up)
Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric)
Solo guitarists on the album are as follows:
Tyrant (Nifelheim, Dagger)
Uffe Cederlund (Disfear, ex-Entombed, Principals of Existence)
Robert Pehrsson (Death Breath, Dundertåget)
Robert “Strings” Dahlqvist (Dundertåget)
David Blomqvist (Dismember, Dagger)
Listen to “Infecting Madness,” features Chris Reifert on vocals, here.
Tap Tap Revenge is getting its own Metal Blade Records channel which will soon feature Behemoth and include "Ov Fire and the Void." You can get Tap Tap Revenge 3 in the iTunes App Store now.
The Tap Tap Revenge series included a Bluetooth-based Battles Mode where players challenge friends to a point-by-point battle where they can deploy bombs and other special objects to distract the opposition and come out victorious. Accompanying the Career Mode is a fast-paced Arcade Mode where players are challenged with yet more bombs and other special objects that make the game that much more difficult.
As previously reported, Metallica made their Tap Tap Revenge debut last year with the inclusion of ten of their songs on the game.
Swedish video game power metal band Game Over has posted a new video game cover song of the "Cut Man Theme" from Nintendo game Mega Man. Download the new song, "Light's Out" at this location. The song features the new members Dasaten and Juggler,
Listen to the song below: