Metal News for April 9, 2009
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28 news articles posted on this day.
Former Korn guitarist turned solo artist Brian "Head" Welch has announced a "tune-up" show on May 16, 2009. Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Venue: Gator's Bar and Grill
1835 E. Main Street
Farmington, New Mexico 87401
Time: 7:00 pm
Age 15 and older
Live Performance: Special Appearance Tune-Up Set
Capacity: 750-1000 people
$15.00 advance tickets; $20.00 at the door.
Advanced Tickets may be purchased at Gator’s Bar and Grill OR
McCain Mobile Audio
4000 E. Main St.
Farmington, NM 87402
GENERAL SURGERY has uploaded some new music on their Myspace and the Media section of their website, including one more song of their new album “Corpus In Extremis: Analysing Necrocriticism” entitled “Final Excarnation.” They've also uploaded a couple videos
from last weekend’s festivities at Kafé 44 have been posted, courtesy of Demonias blog. You can watch the videos below. More...
In addition to Clutch's upcoming album, "Strange Cousins From The West," the band is releasing a remastered version of "Slow Hole To China: Rare and Unreleased" on April 28th. The reissue, which will be available in stores for the first time, has been expanded to 15 tracks.
Here's the tracklisting for the remastered version of "Strange Cousins From The West":
1. King of Arizona (Originally available exclusively on Bam Margera Presents: Viva La Bands, Vol. 2)
2. Slow Hole to China
3. Nickel Dime
4. Sea of Destruction
6. Easy Breeze
7. Hale Bopp Blues (Recorded in 1997 during the Elephant Riders session)
8. Four Lords (and one more)
9. Rising Son
10. Guild of Mute Assassins
11. Willie Nelson
13. Hoodoo Operator
14. Day of the Jackalope
15. Ship of Gold (West Virginia) (Original recording of Ship of Gold)
Nothingface has announced the the start of "New Music Tuesdays" on their official Nothingface MySpace page. Here's what the band had to say about it:
"Check out the Official Nothingface MySpace page every week on "New Music Tuesday"!! We will be posting old demos for free download, new pictures, old pictures, updated news, new video, old video, and anything else that we can give to you guys! We'll keep it up until we run out of stuff, or until the new record is done.
"This week, its a free download of the demo version of Blue Skin from the Violence record, plus some new studio footage from the last writing sessions! Check out the 'FREE STUFF' section of our MySpace page for the FREE downloads! Enjoy."
Testament and Queensryche are scheduled to guest on New Rochelle, NY's WVOX's "Metal Mayhem" show, with host Matt O'Shaughnessy, on Friday, May 1st.
San Francisco metal legends Testament will be on at 7:30 to talk about their Billboard charting CD, "The Formation of Damnation," their stint on the Judas Priest "Metal Masters" tour and much more.
At 9pm, Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate will speak about the band's new concept album, "American Soldier," and their upcoming show at New York City's Nokia Theatre.
You can listen to the show on 1460 AM or at wvox.com
Kamelot has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"We are back from the amazing European Tour and what great times it has been. Starting with the amazing Tilburg show, sold out many weeks in advance and now nearing another sold status for 2010. The fans were amazing and we cant wait to return with an even bigger show for you. Cologne was also nearly sold out and the crowd was so loud at the Essigfabrik. The afterparty at Cologne's Hard Rock Cafe was a lot of fun and we got to meet so many great people from Germany and surrounding countries. Our first UK tour was a big success, SOLD OUT shows in Glasgow and London was a great bonus.
"Thanks to all the fans in UK for your support!! Following the UK we went to one of Europe's best concert venues, Z7 in Pratteln Switzerland. The place was packed and it was a Tuesday and in my opinion the best Z7 show the band has done. Then we made it to our first appearance in Toulouse, thanks to all the fans that came out. We had a blast! Next up SPAIN!! What can I say? All the shows in Spain were amazing for us, Barcelona was soooo loud. At the SOLD OUT Madrid show the soundman couldn't hear the PA over the crowd singing. Alicante was a perfect final night with a big stage and new fans to see us. All in all the tour was another step for Kamelot and the Kamelot Nation!!
"I want to say many thanks to the Kamelot Crew: Jeroen, Raymond, Rich, Ingo, Holger, Roger and Linda. Thanks as well to the driver on this tour Bjorn (Il Divo), Anne-Catrin, Pako, Rocky, Thomas at ICS, Rudolph and Gabriel at Gold and Bold, Red Car Coaches all local promoters, Sarah at Artworx, the bands DELAIN, SERENITY, AMBERIAN DAWN, DREAM EVIL and local bands that played on this tour. And MEGA Thanks to all the fans that came out!!!
"See you all this Summer!!"
Here are the upcoming Kamelot tour dates: More...
Beginning at the end of this month, Korn will be heading out on a tour of North America. After the tour, the band will head over to Europe to play the summer festival circuit. More shows are expected to be announced shortly.
The tour dates are as follows:
April 25 - Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Electric Park
April 26 - Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Convention Center
April 27 - El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
April 29 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
April 30 - Grand Island, NE @ Heartland Events Center
May 2 - Memphis, TN @ Tom Lee Park
May 4 - Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo
May 5 - Midland, TX @ Midland Horseshoe Arena
May 6 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 8 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
May 9 - Frisco, TX @ Pizza Hut Park
May 10 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 12 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Canaries Stadium
May 13 - Duluth, MN @ DECC Arena
May 15 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
May 16 - Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium
May 18 - Rochester, NY @ Armory
May 19 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 21 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
May 22 - Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theatre
May 23 - Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook
May 30 - Kansas City, MO @ Rockfest 2009
May 31 - Des Moines, IA @ Balloon Classic Field
Orange County, California based rockers Avenged Sevenfold has announced that they will commence work on a brand new studio album next year along with a world tour to support the release. A message from guitarist Zacky Vengeance reads as follows:
"After touring the world for pretty much two years straight, the stars aligned and have us finishing up in Southern California and Las Vegas. If I could offer one piece of inside info it would be that these shows are the ones to see. We will be celebrating a very successful run and 10 years of madness that all started in the great state of California (though our friends in Las Vegas know how to throw a party so we can’t leave them out either). We are f*cking excited to be home and leave everything we have on the table before we get to work on a new kick-ass album. So I am personally inviting you to come out alongside our closest friends and family and leave the ear plugs at home as we throw down for these end-of-tour shows. Don’t be the one left out."
Rock legend Alice Cooper has announced a string of headlining tour dates across the United States of America this summer. Stay tuned as he will be announcing many more shows shortly.
The tour dates are as follows:
August 1 - Columbus, OH - State Fair
August 2 - Toledo, OH - Centennial Terrace
August 4 - Clearfield, PA - County Fair
August 6 - Wausau, WI - Wisconsin Valley Fair
August 7 - Kansas City, MO - Ameristar Casino
August 8 - Davenport, IA - Mississippi Valley Fair
August 9 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
August 11 - Jackson, MI - County Fair
August 13 - Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Empire Fair
Chicago's Sweet Cobra has announced tour dates with Russian Circles and Lichens. The tour dates are as follows:
04/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mix Tape Cafe
04/23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
04/24 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/26 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
04/27 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
04/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
04/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
04/30 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley
Mutiny Within have announced that they will enter the Bieler studios in Florida on Monday to finish the production on their upcoming release through Roadrunner Records. Producer Jason Bieler issued the following statement about the album:
"I haven't really been inspired to produce many bands recently. After working with bands like SikTh and Skindred with Matt LaPlant ( our main producer/engineer @ BBR ) you get spoiled. I also get bored really easily, especially with faceless instrument owners with record deals and no talent. Quite frankly I would rather be playing hockey and have my head driven through the boards than sit through a session like that! Long story short, I have turned down project after project, fortunately Bieler Bros. success allows me to pick and choose what I work on. My friends at Roadrunner called me and sent me some demos and low and behold I was blown away! Mutiny Within shred from top to bottom and have a vast, expansive sense of melody. They also have a unyielding work ethic...an unbeatable combination in my opinion.
"It is going to be great to work on a record that our friend Suecoff worked on, there are few more metallic dudes on the planet! This is going to be an epic record and it all starts on Monday...more news soon!"
Norwegian electronic band Mortiis has posted a new widget online, which they have titled the "King of all widgets," that includes music, videos, blogs, and images from various points in the band's career. The widget can be viewed below. More...
Earache Records has issued the following update about Ignominious Incarceration preparing for an upcoming U.K. tour:
"Fans of UK death metal will be happy to know that young Bath death metallers IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION have announced a special headlining show at the Camden Underworld in London, UK on 20th April. Support will come from Norwich technical death metal band and label mates THE BOY WILL DROWN.
"IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION drummer SAM BAILEY comments on the show: This is our first ever time headlining London and it's also the first time we're playing there with an album out. This is an especially awesome show because it's also an excuse to party with awesome dudes The Boy Will Drown. We're gonna hit the stage and the alcohol hard and can't wait to see what the night brings!"
The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
German black metal band Secrets Of The Moon has issued the following update about the upcoming album "Privilegivm:"
"The recording sessions for our new album have been hugely satisfying. In terms of sound, this is the best material we have recorded so far. The songs have reached the level of 'Antithesis' even before being mixed. They have an intense depth and are unpredictable.
"Privilegivm will probably be released in September 2009. Before that, Secrets Of The Moon will make some live appearances in May to present selections from the forthcoming album."
Las Vegas metal act, MOLOTOV SOLUTION, has revealed the track listing and album artwork to their Metal Blade Records debut album, "The Harbinger." The album will contain 11 blistering tracks, which were recorded with Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying), Daniel Castleman, and Kelly Cairns at Lambesis studios in San Diego, CA. Mastering was done by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Shadows Fall, God Forbid, The Acacia Strain). The album will be released on June 9th through Metal Blade Records. More...
Heaven And Hell has posted samples of each song from their forthcoming new studio album, "The Devil You Know." You can check it out at JPC.de. The album will be released in North America on April 28th through Rhino Records.
Sepultura vocalist Derrick Green recently interviewed with the four members of legendary rock band KISS in Brazil. You can check it out below. KISS are currently touring South America and will return to the studio to finish their new album afterwards. More...
Order Of Ennead are set to start a European tour on April 16th alongside Vital Remains, Tribulation, and Sludge. The band's vocalist Kevin Quirion issued the following statement about the tour:
"I'm really looking forward to our upcoming tour as direct support for Vital Remains in Europe. We toured the US with those guys this past February and had a great time. The tour is being organized by Massive Music, who we toured with this past January as part of the Winterfest package featuring Deicide, Samael, Vader, Devian and The Amenta.
"We'll be hitting some cities and countries we haven't been to yet to spread the word of the Ennead. Might even be playing a song that will be appearing on our second album that we won't be recording until after the Summer. We've even been rehearsing Homage For Satan and John Li has been nailing the solo every time. See you on the road and look for us to do a longer US run this Summer."
The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
South Carolina death metal band, Lecherous Nocturne, has issued the following welcoming message about their new guitarist Ethan Lane:
"We would like to welcome aboard our new guitarist Ethan Lane from Apotheosys. Ethan filled in for Mike Poggione on Bass for our last tour. He is replacing Chris Lollis who is moving on from Lecherous. we wish him the best of luck in his future projects and will be sorely missed. Ethan is a sick musician and will be a valuable addition to the band.thanks to our friends and fans for the continued support!!"
Technical metal band The Crinn will be entering the studios May 15 to record their next album "Dreaming Saturn." They recently released a teaser video of them playing one of the new tracks in their practice space. "Dreaming Saturn" is slated to be released in early October 2009. Watch the video after the jump. More...
German death metal band, LAY DOWN ROTTEN, has posted the song, "He Who Sows Hate," off their upcoming album, "Gospel Of The Wretched," on their label's MySpace page. The song can also be downloaded at this location.
The Tracklisting for "Gospel Of The Wreteched" is as follows:
1. Hours Of Infinity
2. Thy Won't Be Done
3. Where Spirits Lie Dead
4. Altering The Whore
5. Conditioning The Weak
6. He Who Sows Hate
7. Beyond Damnation
8. When All Becomes Nothing
9. Gospel of the Wretched More...
"Carnage Euphoria" was recorded at Leon Music Studios in Karlstad, Sweden together with engineer/producer Rikard Löfgren. More...
Nuclear Blast has just announced they have signed Polish death metal band Vader to their roster. With a completely renewed lineup, Vader plans to release their first Nuclear Blast album this summer, titled "Necropolis." Says guitarist Peter,
"This is absolutely amazing, that VADER is now a part of NUCLEAR BLAST Family!!! Can't find words how proud we are !!! Only great things may happen when traditions meet together... I so much believe that VADER will give one more BLAST to this NUCLEAR history of Metal !!!! Lets start the fire."
You can hear a pre-production track from their upcoming album on their Myspace.
German extreme metal band, NEAERA, has posted the song, "I Loathe," off their upcoming album, "Omnicide – Creation Unleashed," on their label's MySpace page. The song can also be downloaded at this location.
"Omnicide – Creation Unleashed" was recorded at Rape Of Harmonies studios in Germany with Alexander Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) at the helm and mixed by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, WHITECHAPEL) in the USA. More...
UK doom metallers, MY DYING BRIDE, have announced the following European shows & festival appearances for the coming months in support of their newly released doom album, "For Lies I Sire."
The MY DYING BRIDE tour dates are as follows:
05/29 - LEIPZIG WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN, Germany
06/28 - HELSINKI TUSKA FESTIVAL, Finland
07/04 - EINDHOVEN, EFFENAAR, Holland
07/05 - LÖBNITZ WITH FULL FORCE, Germany
07/06 - NÜRNBERG, HIRSCH, Germany
07/07 - TOLMIN METALCAMP, Slovenia
07/09 - PÉCS, ROCKMARATON festival, Hungary
07/10 - NOVI SAD EXIT FESTIVAL, Serbia
07/17 - SIBIU ARTMANIA FESTIVAL, Romania
British thrashers, EVILE, have been hard at work on their as-yet-untitled new album, due to be released later in 2009 by Earache Records. The band has have posted a series of photos from their pre-production sessions for their second album at this location
EVILE front-man MATT DRAKE comments on the band's progress so far:
"We've just finished up two long days of pre-production on our upcoming album with Russ Russell in a dark basement in our home town where we've done a lot of writing, re-writing, tweaking, re-tweaking, arguing and un-tweaking and we've come away extremely happy with this bunch of new songs we've been kicking around since last year." More...
“The Heart Is A Drum Machine”, the eagerly awaited documentary film that explores the complex and critical relationship between humanity and music, will premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 25th at Nike’s Ricardo Montalbán Theater in the heart of Hollywood. Sponsored by L.A. Weekly and Nike, proceeds will benefit the Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center in Watts, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Directed by Christopher Pomerenke and produced by Ryan Page, Joe Mundo, and Hans Fjellestad, The Heart Is A Drum Machine explores music’s role in shaping human history, the profound connection people have had to music throughout human history, and how it has shaped our experiences and its involvement in our daily lives. Tackling the topic is a who’s who of musicians including George Clinton, Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante, and Jimmy Eat Worlds’s Jim Adkins. Music historians and writers such as MTV’s Kurt Loder and KCRW’s Nic Harcourt were also interviewed, in addition to Carl Sagan’s widow and collaborator Ann Druyan, who discusses the Voyager Golden Record. The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd created an original score for the film and covered Elton John’s “Rocket Man” with vocals by Maynard James Keenan.
ENSLAVED’s Ivar Bjørnson speaks about lucid dreams and music, and comments:
“ENSLAVED went over to do three shows during South by South West 2008, in Austin, Texas. On the press schedule was ‘My Heart is a Drum Machine,’ a constellation of words that caught my immediate interest.
It turned out to be the shooting for a documentary on the complex relationship between music, humanity and psychology. More...
Massacre Records will re-release the classic LAAZ ROCKIT albums "City's Gonna Burn" and "No Stranger To Danger" with exclusive bonus-material on June, 26th.