Metal News for April 8, 2011
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Florida based metal act Secrets She Kept released the new album "La Fin Absolue du Monde" through Metal Messiah Records in October, 2010. The band is now streaming the entire album online through the Secrets She Kept Bandcamp page. Head over to this location to check out the album. The track listing is as follows:
2. Carrion Soul
4. Fucking Christ
6. The Messiah of Pus and Bleeding Excrement
7. La Fin Absolue du Monde
8. A Wolf For Every Womb
Lisbon, Portugal based black/death metal act Enclavement has posted a new song online for streaming. Fans can head over to the official Enclavement Facebook page at this location to listen to the new song "Mostrengo." Additional details on the band, along with the previously uploaded song "Apotheosis," can also be found at the same location.
Saphena has posted a music video online for the song "Ich Sehe Mich," which is taken from the band's "Das Ende einer Wahrheit" album. You can check out the clip below.
Grand Rapids, MI band End of Existence has posted a new song online titled "Arise 2011." You can check out the song in the player below. End of Existence also recently posted a video clip online for the song "Sun is Gone," which can be found here.
Suicide Silence is currently mixing with Zeuss (Chimaira, Hatebreed) after completing album recordings with producer Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan) on the band's third full-length offering. Suicide Silence has also announced the album's title as "The Black Crown."
Working titles for the album included "Fuck Everything," "Human Violence," and "Cancerous Skies." You can also hear guitarist Mark Heylmun discuss "The Black Crown" on this week's edition of Metal Injection's Livecast in the player below.
Metalassault.com has posted a new audio interview online with guitarist Ben Orum of All Shall Perish. The interview, which can be heard in the player below, discusses the band's participation in this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, enjoying summer tours, past editions of Mayhem Fest, playing with Suicide Silence, and more.
MetalInjection.net recently spoke with Rotten Sound front man Keijo Niinimaa, who discussed the history of the band, as well as the history of the Finnish metal scene. We also learn about the concept behind the band's most recent release, "Cursed" and more. Check out the clip below.
Rotten Sound also recently posted the new song "Choose" online through Metalunderground.com. Click here to check out the track.
Korpius has posted footage online of the band performing the title track off the "Shades of Black" album. You can check out the clip below. Korpius also recently shot a video for "Awaking Terror."
The Accept tour procession continues to crisscross the metal world with no signs of fatigue or slowing down. Currently, the band is preparing for an assault of the American continent with confirmed dates in the USA, Canada, and South America.
Following later in June, European fans will once again be witness to additional live Accept spectacles on their home continent. Following the three month long European Spring tour Accept has announced several European festival appearances. In addition, Accept will add several headliner-shows in Berlin, Bremen, and Bochum.
The following dates are now confirmed:
03.06.2011 CZ - Pilzen, Metalfest
04.06.2011 GER - Berlin , Columbia Club
05.06.2011 GER - Bremen, Aladin
07.06.2011 GER - Bochum, Zeche
09.06.2011 SW - Sölversborg, Sweden Rock Festival
11.06.2011 FIN - Tampere, Sauna Open Air
09.07.2011 SWE - Gävle Gasklockorna, Getaway Rock Fest
15.07.2011 GER - Balingen, Bang your Head Festival
16.07.2011 SL - Tolmin, Metal Camp
British thrashers Evile are currently in the studio recording what will be the band's third full-length album. The band is recording the new album at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England, and is once again working with producer Russ Russell. Evile has been posting a series of videos to keep fans up-to-date with what's going on in the studio. You can watch the newest video, including a cover of Rebecca Black's infamous song, "Friday", below.
Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake speaks from the studio:
"Having a lot of fun tracking this album. Yesterday our manager, Julie, came to visit and listen to a few tracks. Her reaction was very positive, so even more great vibes going around. All drums done, nearly all bass done, all rhythm guitars done, all guitar harmonies done. We're starting guitar solos today, and vocals are well on their way.
"All I can say is, I love the stuff on this album. Out of the three albums we've done so far, I've had the most fun on this, and this is the most creative we've been in terms of writing. Simply can't wait for people to get the completed package!"
After a brief hiatus while the program was upgraded to a new version, the Rock Band Network is now back on schedule releasing new tracks. The metal is a bit light this week, with new songs from Firewind, Amberian Dawn, and Evile coming to the PS3 on the 12th. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Bloom - "Fight For Greatness"
Arcadia - "Slaughterhouse, Obituaries and a Love Story"
Rose of Jericho - "Buried Cold (RB3 version)"
A Silent Film - "You Will Leave a Mark"
New to the Rock Band Network on PS3 on April 12th:
Attack Attack! - "Sexual Man Chocolate"
Of Mice & Men - "Those in Glass Houses"
Mayday Parade - "Jamie All Over"
Chiodos - "Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With a Monkey Face)"
Firewind - "The Fire and the Fury"
The Main Drag - "Love During Wartime"
The Main Drag - "What's Your Favorite Dinosaur?"
Woe, Is Me - "[&] Delinquents"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Evile - "Devoid of Thought"
Art of Dying will be holding an acoustic performance and signing at Ralph's Record's for Record Store Day on April 16th. The details are as follows:
April 16 @ 2pm
3322 82nd Street
Lubbock, TX 79423-2011
You can also check out Art of Dying's latest video diary from the Avalanche Tour at this location.
Black Breath has checked in with the following announcement about finishing the recording for a new release:
"We (Black Breath) just finished tracking a new LP that will be released later this year on Southern Lord Records and are playing some more U.S. dates this month.
"Come July, we will be heading overseas to do a European tour, dates of which will be announced soon. Bang on!"
You can also check out Black Breath's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot has now released a new music video for the track "Erased Existence," which is taken from the band's new album "Dirge." The video for "Erased Existence" was partially filmed during a live show at The Blvd in Los Angeles, California. The video was directed by Dave Vorhes (WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD), who also filmed the band's recently released video for "Spot A Pathetic."
Germany's Stormwarrior has announced that the new album "Heathen Warrior" will be release through Massacre Records on May 13th, 2011. The album will also be available as a vinyl edition. The cover artwork for "Heathen Warrior" can be viewed below.
Leaves' Eyes has posted a second teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "Meredead" tour, which can be viewed below. The first teaser is still available at this location. The new album "Meredead" is set for release on April 22nd, 2011.
David Ellefson of Megadeth has posted footage online from his appearance at a Hartke Bass Clinic in Budapest. You can check out the clip below, or watch footage of Ellefson in NYC here.
Swedish melodic power metal band Enbound has posted a second studio video diary online, which can be viewed below. The band's debut album "And She Says Gold" will be released in Japan on April 20th through Spiritual Beast and in Europe on April 29th through Inner Wound Recordings. The previously uploaded studio video is also available for viewing here.
Poland's Azarath had previously announced the "Unholy Carnival" tour with Vesania and Nomad. Azarath has now issued the following announcement about dropping off those dates:
"We have to inform that due to sudden and unexpected Necrosodom's job duties we have to cancel our shows during upcoming Unholy Carnival Tour in Poland. Lost Soul will play instead of Azarath, together with Vesania and Nomad."
Additional details on Azarath's upcoming live activity will be announced as it is made available from the band.
Swedish metal act Valkyrja has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Rites of Darkness 3 festival:
"Valkyrja have been confirmed for Rites of Darkness 3 (U.S.). The festival is held 09.12.2011 - 11.12.2011 and will mark the first Valkyrja appearance in the United States."
Other confirmed bands include Tribulation, Mortuary Drape, Antaeus, and Adorior. Additional details on the Rites of Darkness festival, which takes place in San Antonio Texas, can be found at this location.
The organisers of Britain's largest hard rock and heavy metal festival, Download, has confirmed a further forty three names for this year's event, including such big names as Children of Bodom and Biohazard. The festival will be held at the legendary Donington Castle in Leicestershire from June 10th-12th.
The lineup is now as follows:
All That Remains
Baptized In Blood
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
Funeral For A Friend
Hyro Da Hero
Karma To Burn
Lower Than Atlantis
My Darkest Days
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
System Of A Down
The Damned Things
The Dangerous Summer
The Dead Lay Waiting
The King Blues
The Morning After
The Pretty Reckless
Times Of Grace
Brazilian metal act Shadowside has announced that it will release its third full length album, titled "Inner Monster Out," on June 7 through SHP Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.
1. Gag Order
2. Angel with Horns
4. In the Name of Love
5. Inner Monster Out (feat. Björn Strid, Mikael Stanne, Niklas Isfeldt)
6. I'm Your Mind
7. My Disrupted Reality
8. A Smile Upon Death
9. Whatever Our Fortune
11. Waste of Life
American Rapcore act Scare Don’t Fear have announced plans to release a new music video for their track “Street Warriors” on April, 20th. The track is taken from the band's latest album "Blinded." You can stream the track in the player below.
Metalunderground.com presents the premiere of CypherSeer's "Red Rain," which can be streamed below. The song is off CypherSeer's upcoming new album, "Origins," which is their follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut "Awakening Day." "Origins" is due out on April 12th via Nightmare Records. The album was edited and mixed by Fredrik Nordstrom (In Flames, Dark Tranquility, Dream Evil).
Guitarist Sergio Ribeiro describes the meaning behind "Red Rain":
"Red Rain is our ode to metal...It was one of those songs that was written out of pure influence and instinct. The lyrical content in Red Rain, keeping with the theme in "Origins", speaks of a new metal generation fighting to keep the metal flame burning strong, passed down from our predecessors. We love to play this song live 'cause everyone just goes nuts during the sing-along chorus."
Here is the complete "Origins" tracklisting:
2. The Curse
3. Dying Force
4. Faith Renounced
6. From the Womb
7. Soul Sacrifice
8. Red Rain
9. Infinite Trance
10. Lost, Plagued and Redefined
11. As I Embrace the End
The band also recently release a music video for the album's first single, "Dying Force," which can be seen below.
The history of CypherSeer has included a lot of big names in the metal industry such as James Rivera (Helstar, Vicious Rumors) and Mike LePond (Symphony X). However, the most notable name is producer extraordinaire Fredrik Nordstrom (In Flames, Soilwork, Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates, Etc). Nordstrom’s magic can be heard on "Awakening Day", CypherSeer’s debut album.
During the winter of 2008, the rebuilding of the band process began with the search for a new vocalist. The spot was quickly filled by Zeno Rodrigo. Drummer Lee Corrado and bassist Kristian Lolo were also selected to fill the roster, and CypherSeer was reborn.
Cavalera Conspiracy has revealed the dates for its upcoming mini-tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Lazarus A.D. You can view the list of currently announced dates, cities and venues below. More dates are expected to be announced shortly.
04/28 W. Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
04/29 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04/30 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
05/02 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
05/04 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
05/10 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Update: the second teaser trailer, which features clips from all twelve songs on the tribute, is now available at this location.
As was previously announced, Metalunderground.com will be releasing an exclusive tribute album to Peter Steele, who passed away last April. A dozen bands from across the world came together to contribute to the album and honor the icon of doom and gloom. The cover artwork for the tribute, which follows the iconic Type O Negative style and was created by Dan Mitchell of Beneath the Woods studio, has now been revealed and can be viewed below.
To whet the fan’s appetites and give a taste of what’s to come, a teaser trailer is also now available that showcases clips from two of the cover songs appearing on “All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele.” Check out the video below to hear segments from the gothic recreation of “Love You To Death” by Autumns Eyes and the power metal rendition of “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” by Auvernia.
Speaking on Peter’s influence in the musical world, Argentina based band Auvernia commented, “Type O Negative - and specially Peter Steele as their front man and composer - has been inspirational for us in terms of diversity in music. They were not afraid to experiment, to melt genres such as thrash and goth for the sake of the compositions, that way creating their own trademark. If we also add musicianship, personality and attitude, then you have an icon. That's the legacy we take from Peter Steele and his band, for their heritage is there, within all their music.”
The track order has now been finalized for the tribute album, which features bands from such diverse locations as Finland, Taiwan, Norway, Denmark, Spain, and even the U.S.
1. Auvernia - "I Don't Wanna Be Me"
2. Fairytale Abuse - "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"
3. Stabbingback - "Halloween in Heaven"
4. Emancer - "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend"
5. Dead Shape Figure - "Dead Again"
6. Enthrope - "Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)"
7. Dark Hound - "Life is Killing Me"
8. A Band of Orcs - "Green Man"
9. In.Verno - "Everything Dies"
10. Blind Greed - "Christian Woman"
11. Revilement - "Sex and Violence"
12. Autumns Eyes - "Love You To Death"
“All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele” will be available in digital format through Metalunderground.com for a small fee, required to cover the mechanical licensing fees and transaction costs. Any leftover profits will be donated to charity. Stay tuned for additional details on the release of this multinational tribute to one of metal’s fallen legends.
Havok has covered Slayer's "Postmortem/Raining Blood" as an exclusive iTunes "Time Is Up" bonus track. "Time Is Up" (reviewed here) is the Denver thash metal band's sophomore album and was just released on March 29, 2011, via Candlelight Records. Check out the cover below:
Finnish metal outfit Amberian Dawn has announced that the band will begin recording an upcoming studio album this Summer. A message from frontman, keyboardist, and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä reads as follows:
"There's going to be some changes in our working methods and the next album is going to sound different compared to our previous albums. We're going to use backing vocalists for example. Earlier we have had only guesting lead singers and no backing vocalists at all. There's some really fast songs on this album and also some 80's- style songs like 'Valkyries' and 'Kokko' from our previous albums.
"Technically there's great challenges for the band and all the skills possessed by the new lineup will be essential. We're going to break some new limits again and lift the level of our quality even higher than before. With some guesting vocalists or musicians on this album, just like on all our previous albums, this new album is going to be more solid than our latest album End Of Eden."
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Tank has announced that Mark Cross, known for his time with bands such as Helloween and Firewind, has been recruited as their new drummer. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Massive news from the War Office this morning - Mark Cross, formerly of Firewind, Helloween, Ian Gillan, Kingdom Come and more, is the new drummer of Tank. We are delighted to welcome Mark into the trenches and everyone connected with the band feels that his addition to our ranks will move the band into a new dimension."
Mick Tucker, Tank's longest serving member (28 years), said the following about this exciting development: "We have now assembled some of the finest metal musicians Tank have ever had. We are now prepared to unleash this awesome lineup on Europe. We hope to see you all on tour."
Mick's guitar partner, Cliff Evans, second longest serving member of the band (26 years) said: "To have someone of Mark's calibre join the band shows just how far we have come this last couple of years. Mark is one of the very best Metal drummers around and will really add something to our sound. This is a big move for us and we cannot wait to introduce Mark to the fans on the road later this year."
The organisers of Norway's Hole In The Sky festival have announced that this year's edition of the event will be the last, concluding twelve years of history. However, it promises to go out with a bang as some of the biggest names in extreme metal will be performing at the event with Immortal, Mayhem, Satyricon and Enslaved being the latest confirmations. A message from the organisers reads as follows:
"There’s a saying that all good things must come to an end. For twelve years we’ve been fortunate enough to meet many of our favourite artists, shared some incredible metal moments with fans coming from all over the world, and worked with some of the best in the scene.
"Twelve years is a long time and we’ve always invested a lot of time and effort in making the festival the best it possible can be and never compromise.
"Hole in the Sky has been a thing we’ve taken great pride in and it would be a very sad thing to let the festival suffer due to other commitments and responsibilities that comes along as you get older, so basically we want go out on a high note when we still feel inspired and on top of the game. Mind you, we will go out in a spectacular fashion. More...
In a recent interview with Dzien Dobry TVN (Good Morning TVN), Scorpions bass player Pawel Maciwoda revealed that the group will be re-recording a number of old songs this year for the band's final release. An excerpt from the chat reads as follows:
Dzien Dobry TVN: At the beginning of 2010 you announced your retire. Some bands make it to attract fans to the shows and I think there's something about it because it's rumored that the next album is ready.
Maciwoda: "Yes, the album will be recorded in the autumn and will be released this year. It's the album with the old Scorpions's hits that we're recording anew. This is the plan."
Dzien Dobry TVN: So is it the end or not?
Maciwoda: "Generally yes, but as I have already said we need the time, a year or two, to visit these all countries and We want to visit the countries, where we have already played, once more."
Metalhit.com is hosting a free underground black metal compilation released in conjunction with the debut issue of In Blackest of Hate (from Beyond the Dark Horizon website). Bands featured include Aosoth, Ravencult, Saturnalia Temple, Ptahil, Cultes Des Ghoules, Temple of Baal, Goatpenis, Infestus, Hrzig, amd Haeiresis. You can download the compilation here.
Forgetting about his recent trouble with the law, Vince Neil (Motley Crue) joined Steel Panther on stage at the Ovation Showroom in Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas to sing Crue staples “Live Wire” and “Kick Start My Heart”. I’m not exactly sure where Green Valley Ranch is but I suspect the Ovation room is just down the hall from the Encore Center and Bravo-Bravo Hall… More...
Norwegian hard rock band Chrome Division, led by Dimmu Borgir frontman Shagrath, has posted a new song online entitled, "Bulldogs Unleashed." You can check out by heading to the group's official Facebook page. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Third Round Knockout" which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on May 6th.
The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
1. Bulldogs Unleashed
2. 7 G-Strings
3. Join The Ride
4. Unholy Roller
5. Zombies & Monsters
6. Fight (Rumble ‘n’ Roll)
7. The Magic Man
8. Long Distance Call Girl
9. Ghost Riders In The Sky (Johnny Cash cover)
10. Satisfy My Soul
American technical death metal outfit Origin has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, "Entity." You can check it out at the bottom of the page. The record will be their first album with new vocalist Jason Keyser (of Skinless fame) and will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on June 10th.
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Expulsion Of Fury
3. Conceiving Death
6. The Descent
9. Banishing Illusion
10. Consequence Of Solution
11. Evolution Of Extinction
12. You Fail!