Metal News for April 6, 2010
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21 news articles posted on this day.
The recently reunited Soundgarden has been confirmed as a headliner at this year's Lollapalooza Music Festival. Playing on August 8th in Chicago's Grant Park, more details will be forthcoming as the festival nears.
Detroit melodic death metal band As They Sleep has announced their signing to Solid State Records. The band plans to hit the studio this spring to record their Solid State Records debut album. As They Sleep were formed in 2003, features the following lineup:
Aaron Bridgewater - Vocals
Nick Morris - Guitar
Barry Gomez - Guitar
Derek Kosiba - Bass
Paul Burkett - Drums
Brooklyn black metal band Castevet has completed work on their debut album. Entitled “Mounds Of Ash,” the new album was recordedin the Thousand Caves Studios by Colin Marston of KRALLICE. The album will be released on May 25th through Profound Lore Records.
The tracklisting for “Mounds Of Ash” is as follows:
1. Red Star Sans Chastity
2. Mounds Of Ash
3. Grey Matter
4. Red Aura
6. Wreathed In Smoke
An MP3 of the track "Grey Matter" can be downloaded at this location.
California hard rockers SpiralArms have issued the following update about their new album, "Highest Society:"
"So the records done....Ty's masters sound awesome as we expected....Were proud to announce that LuxuryBuzz and Apache productions have solidified a release for Europe & Russia coming June 2010...just started to look for a label home in the States...keep you updated till now.... so here's 'Live Antoher Day' album version and 'Year Of The Broken Man'...one written in 2005...See you on tour soon!"
Dutch metal band Slechtvalk has announced that their new album, "A Forlorn Throne," will be released on May 31st. The band will host an official release show at 'De Kelder' in Amersfoort (NL) on May 28th. Support acts will be ELEXORIEN and MYRKVAR.
Slechtvalk went to Sweden to record the new album with producer/engineer Johan "the ant" Örnborg at Studio Mega. The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The cover artwork was designed by Raymond Swanland. The album also features guest vocals by Erik Grawsiö from Manegarm on 3 songs.
The tracklisting for "A Forlorn Throne" is as follows:
01. Tamers of the Seas
04. Divided By Malice
08. Towards The Dawn
09. Vengeance Of A Scorned King
TOXIC HOLOCAUST has announced the following US tour dates:
April 6 - Everett , WA - Tony V’s (w/ GOLERS)
April 7 - Bremerton , WA - AFU (w/ GOLERS)
April 8 - Spokane , WA - The Cretin Hop (w/ GOLERS)
April 10 - Oakland , CA - The Metro (w/ BONDED BY BLOOD, FUELED BY FIRE, NIHILIST)
April 12 - San Diego , CA - Radio Room (FREE Show w/ GOLERS)
April 13 - Boyle Heights , CA - The Blvd. (w/ GOLERS)
April 14 - Sacramento , CA - On The Y (w/ GOLERS)
April 21 - West Chester , PA - The Note (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
April 22 - Brooklyn , NY - Knitting Factory (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, ATTAKE)
April 23 - Asbury Park , NJ - Asbury Lanes (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
April 25 - Washington , DC - Rock N Roll Hotel (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, WARBRINGER:
May 12 - Osaka , Japan - Club Quattro
May 13 - Nagoya , Japan - Club Quattro
May 14 - Tokyo , Japan - Club Quattro
May 27 - Austin , TX - Red 7 (as part of Chaos In Tejas)
THE FUNERAL PYRE has announced June 8, 2010 as the release date for their new album, “Vultures At Dawn.” The album was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artist Justin Barlett (Trap Them, Sunn0))), Intronaut) is handling the album’s artwork.
The band commented, on the sound of the new record, “On this record we stepped out of our comfort zone and tried to create better songs, never focusing on what style of metal it actually is. Just writing the songs was most important to us.” More...
Swedish extreme metal band CRYPT OF KERBEROS has announced their signing to Pulverised Records. Previously known as Macrodex, the band consists of members from Tyrant, Eternal Darkness, and Obscene.
CRYPT OF KERBEROS guitarist Peter Bjärgö comments, "After many years of absence, we finally made the decision to make a new album!! A lot of material has been written throughout the years and we realised that this was more than sufficient for a full length album! The new material is darker and heavier than ever before, so we definitely look forward to start recording this album!" More...
Montreal thrash/death metal band Absolve has signed to Panoptic Records for their first EP "Sadistic Crown." The EP was Produced by Kim Gosselin (Blackguard) at Silver Wings Studios.
"Panoptic Records is proud to add this exciting new band to their roster. Their debut "Sadistic Crown" shows how the band is precise and furious in their metal onslaught."
Upcoming ABSOLVE shows are as follows:
April 23rd - Rimouski, QC - w/ NEURAXIS, EXHULT
April 24th - Québec city, QC - w/ NEURAXIS, EXHULT
The first single, "Sadistic Crown," can be heard on the label's MySpace page.
Pomona, California thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD have recently completed recording their new album, EXILED TO EARTH, and have posted a brand new track, "Prototype: Death Machine," on their MySpace page.
BONDED BY BLOOD vocalist JOSE BARRALES comments, "Exiled To Earth will destroy you! 'Prototype: Death Machine' is a sign of things to come. BBB will demolish YOU!"
"EXILED TO EARTH" is set 600 years in the future and tells the tale of the Crong, an alien race who were sent to Earth long ago with one goal: global domination. A skilled group of warriors must now face the impossible and overthrow the Crong to take back our planet. More...
Swedish metal band Hate Ammo has announced that their debut album will be titled "Bound By Hate" and released on May 5th. The band will be announcing Swedish record release shows shortly.
The Lucifer Principle has issued the following update:
"2009 was a busy year for The Lucifer Principle (just the way we like it!), so let’s keep the fire alive! At this moment we are getting ready for the first pre-production session of some new tunes (some titles are: 'The Loss,' 'King Of None' & 'Megaton'). The first new songs sound like a freight train on the loose, heavy and unstoppable! We can’t wait to get these new monsters out there."
"Speaking of letting the monster out, we’ll be playing some new tunes during the DVD-release gig from Legion Of The Damned (the 1st of may). Check out our gig list for updated information ‘bout this one! (The guys from Legion Of The Damned have lined up some cool goodies for you!)" More...
Italian progressive metal band Firestorm has issued the following update regarding their lineup:
"For our 10 years of activity, we're pleased to present our new singer, Alessia Gardini, and our new guitarist Daniele Ciabocco. A new Era is started for Firestorm. We want to thank our ex-guitarist Moreno Baldoni, who was part of this story for 6 years; best wishes for the future!"
"A new single will be released in May and we hope to begin recording the new album in summer. Within a couple of weeks we'll post pics of the new line-up. I want to thank everyone who supported us during these difficult months."
Chicago metal band NACHTMYSTIUM has announced that their new full-length offering, "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II," will be released on June 8th. The album was recorded once again with Sanford Parker (Minsk) at Volume Studios. They have enlisted the talents of Wrest (Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice, Twilight) to record all drum tracks as well as Will Lindsay (Wolves in the Throne Room, Middian) on bass for this new album.
The tracklisting for "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II" is as follows:
01. Cry For Help
02. High on Hate
04. No Funeral
05. Then Fires
07. The End Is Eternal
08. Blood Trance Fusion
09. Ruined Life Continuum
10. Every Last Drop More...
Norwegian black metal super group, OV HELL has premiered their debut full length album, "The Underworld Regime," on MetalInjection.com as a full album stream. The album will be released released on April 13th in North America by Prosthetic Records via an agreement with Indie Recordings. Prosthetic will be releasing "The Underworld Regime" on CD and a 12" LP picture disc, limited to 666 copies.
The album was recorded at Earshot Studio with producer Herbrand Larsen and mastered at Living Room Studios by Espen Berg. Frost (Satyricon, 1349), Ice Dale (Enslaved, I, Audrey Horne, Trinacria, Demonaz) and Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349, Umoral) were recruited for work in the studio. The album combines the best from two worlds - King`s remarkable riffs and the distinguishable voice of Shagrath. The end result is a black metal album that contains all of the power and blast beats worthy of their evil pedigrees. Expect an assault on all false gods and hypocrisy that is of this world today.
AS I LAY DYING has posted their new single, "Beyond Our Suffering," on their MySpace page (70% of the track is available). The song comes off their upcoming album, "The Powerless Rise," which will be released on May 11 via Metal Blade Records.
Producer Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with the likes of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith, has announced that he has completed the mixing of the forthcoming new Iron Maiden album, "The Final Frontier." A message from Shirley reads as follows:
"I am smack in the middle of finishing the mixes for the debut album of 'the-band-formerly-known-as-Black Country and running out of time fast! In this last month I have finished all the vocals and tracking and mixed the new Iron Maiden album, The Final Frontier - in my studio. I have also mixed an album of material by a solo artist who will come out of the woodwork when it suits him, and I have tracked and am finishing this BC(?) material. Glenn Hughes singing in the room with me was extraordinary, as he may be one of the finest vocalist I've ever worked with and I have worked with the best - Steven Tyler, Steve Perry, Lou Gramm, Chris Robinson, Bruce Dickinson, Robert Plant, to name just a few. It's pretty thrilling stuff - very raw, quite basic, and 95% of it is cut live - well, between all their schedules, there just hasn't been time to do much else - but I think that's a poisitive - it's very cool. Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris heard some songs and was knoocked out - he said 'this is the kind of music that made me want to play in the first place. I'd go out and buy it now.' The band played out at a gig in Riverside, CA for the first time in mid-March, and it's very exciting stuff!"
Attila will release their Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie debut, RAGE, on May 11th. The band, made up of Fronz (vocals), Nate (guitar), Chris (guitar), Sean (drums) and Paul (bass) is the fourth addition to the Artery/Razor and Tie joint venture.
Coming from Atlanta, the members of Attila were influenced by a wide and eclectic range of artists from dirty south rappers to assorted metal bands. Their new album showcases the impression the Atlanta music scene instills with the band. Regarding the meaning behind RAGE, lead singer Fronz stated, "The title can be perceived in many ways, one obviously being a state of extreme anger, and the other being its more obvious slang meaning - to party! I have always been a fan of play-on-words and double meanings, and that's what drew me to this title more than anything."
The party metal band hails from Atlanta, but has spent the past two years touring full time. After wrapping up a four week tour in Europe supporting hed(PE), Attila is jumping right into a summer-long US tour with Drop Dead Gorgeous starting April 8th. Despite the toll of constantly being on the road, Fronz said, "We are all enjoying the touring lifestyle, and we are looking forward to constantly progressing and participating in bigger tours."
Artery Recordings is the label home to The Artery Foundation and is an imprint of independent label Razor & Tie, whose first two releases are Chelsea Grin and Bury Tomorrow.
Here are the upcoming ATTILA tour dates: More...
Viking/Folk Metallers from GWYDION will celebrate the release of their new album "HORN TRISKELION" with an online MySpace release party where the entire album will be for streaming for a couple of hours. This event will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 20.00 till 24.00 CET on the band's MySpace page.
The new album will be released this week at Friday, April 09 via SMP/Trollzorn Records.
All details about the new album, including the full version of the new single, a video teaser and samples can be found on the band's MySpace.
Pre-Orders for "Horn Triskelion" can already be made here.
War From A Harlots Mouth has issued the following update:
"As promised here it is - the first episode of our us tour 2008 documentary! the headline says it all, you can either stream or download every single part of the documentary. for downloading all you have to do is sign up and / or log in to the vimeo website and download the original source file in HD quality. so, this is the first episode, we will upload another episode every weekend."
Watch the tour video below: