Metal News for April 9, 2010
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"The Right To Go Insane," the new video from Megadeth, can be seen for the first time at Noisecreep.com. Check it out at Noisecreep.com.
The story behind the video: On May 17, 1995, a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber in San Diego, Shawn Timothy Nelson, snapped and stole an M60 Patton tank from a nearby National Guard Armory. He drove down the highway, crushing cars, fire hydrants and an RV before he was stopped and killed by police.
The headline-grabbing story forms the basis of Megadeth's new video for "The Right to Go Insane," the second single from the band's acclaimed 2009 disc "Endgame." In the clip, which surprisingly features no performance footage, frontman Dave Mustaine is filmed sneaking onto a military facility, stealing a tank and playing crash-up derby through the streets. Video footage from the cockpit shows him singing and laughing, while shots from a surveillance helicopter depict a missile gunsight tracking him as he pillages. More...
Finnish metallers Amorphis will release a new DVD titled "Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes on June 23rd in Finland and June 25th in other countries. The artwork for the release can be viewed here. The track listing is as follows:
DVD 1: Live in Oulu 2009
1. Silver Bride
3. Towards And Against
4. The Castaway
5. Smithereens / The Smoke
6. Majestic Beast
8. Silent Waters
10. Elegy Medley (Against Widows / Cares / On Rich And Poor)
11. From The Heaven Of My Heart
12. Sky Is Mine
13. Magic And Mayhem / Black Winter Day
14. Sign From The Northside
15. House Of Sleep
16. My Kantele
DVD 2: Summer Breeze Open Air 2009 More...
Spain's As Light Dies has inked a record deal with BadMoodMan Records. The band issued the following brief update about the signing:
"Greetings! We are proud to announce that we have signed with the Russian label BadMoodMan Records, part of Solitude Productions, which will release 'Ars Subtilior form within the cage' in May of 2010. We haven't the date yet, but as soon we know it we will tell."
You can also hear As Light Die's music at the bands MySpace page.
Finland's Evemaster has posted a new song online from the band's upcoming album "III." The new track "New Age Dawns" can be heard through the band's MySpace page. Further details on the track listing and release date of "III" will be announced as they are made available.
Evemaster also has the following upcoming tour dates:
4/10 2010 Club Rockstars Tallinn
4/23 2010 The Rock Music Pub Kokkola
4/24 2010 Nuclear Nightclub Oulu
Bleeding Through is set to release their new self-titled album on April 13th, 2010. The entire album is currently available for streaming online through band's MySpace page.
Bleeding Through's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/10 2010 Club Retro w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Fresno, California
4/12 2010 Studio Seven w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Seattle, Washington
4/13 2010 The Venue w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Boise, Idaho
4/14 2010 In The Venue w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Salt Lake City, Utah
4/15 2010 The Marquis w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Denver, Colorado
4/16 2010 Marquee Theatre w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Tulsa, Oklahoma
4/17 2010 Fubar w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend St. Louis, Missouri
4/18 2010 Barfly w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend St. Paul, Minnesota
4/19 2010 The Rave w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4/20 2010 Emerson Theatre w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Indianapolis, Indiana
4/21 2010 House of Blues w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Chicago, Illinois
4/22 2010 The Attic w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Dayton, Ohio
4/23 2010 Peabody’s w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Cleveland, Ohio
4/24 2010 Harpos w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Detroit, Michigan
4/25 2010 Westcott Theatre w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Syracuse, New York
4/26 2010 Opera House w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Toronto, Ontario
4/27 2010 Tulipe w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Montreal, Quebec
4/29 2010 Crazy Donkey w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Long Island, New York
4/30 2010 Sonar w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Baltimore, Maryland
5/1 2010 Crocodile Rock w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Allentown, Pennsylvania
5/2 2010 Volume 11 w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Raleigh, North Carolina
5/4 2010 Club Firestone w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Orlando, Florida
5/5 2010 The Masquerade w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Atlanta, Georgia
5/6 2010 The Ready Room w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Pensacola, Florida
5/7 2010 Meridian w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Houston, Texas
5/8 2010 White Rabbit w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend San Antonio, Texas
5/9 2010 Incubator w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend McAllen, Texas
5/10 2010 Ridglea Theatre w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Ft.Worth, Texas
5/12 2010 Club 101 w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend El Paso, Texas
5/13 2010 The Launchpad w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Albuquerque, New Mexico
5/14 2010 The Clubhouse w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Phoenix, Arizona
5/15 2010 702 Skatepark w/ BOO, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Legend Las Vegas, Nevada
5/16 2010 Fox Theatre CALIFORNIA METALFEST IV w/ Fear Factory & More Pomona, California
6/12 2010 Nove Rock w/ Rammstein, Green Day, Slayer, BFMV & more Nickelsdorf, Austria
6/13 2010 Greenfield w/ Rammstein, HIM, Dillinger Escape Plan & more Interlaken, Switzerland
6/18 2010 Metal Town w/ Rammstein, BFMV, Amon Amarth & more Gothenburg, Sweden
6/19 2010 Summer Blast w/ Caliban, Dillinger Escape Plan, Suffocation & more Trier, Germany
6/25 2010 Graspop w/ Aerosmith, Kiss, Slayer, Motorhead, Killswitch & more Dessel, Belgium
6/26 2010 Vainstream Rock Fest w/ NOFX, Atreyu & more Dortmund, Germany
7/2 2010 Vainstream Beastfest w/ NOFX, Devildriver & more Wiesbaden, Germany
7/3 2010 With Full Force w/ Slayer, Killswitch, Venom, NOFX & more Roitzschjora, Germany
Dark Tranquillity has issued the following statement about upcoming Latin American tour dates:
"Some of these dates have already been leaked for a while, but we can now officially confirm the D.T. Latin American tour in June. We're very excited to finally return and perform for some of the most devoted D.T. fans on earth and are looking forward to visiting no less than three new countries for the first time: Peru, Uruguay and Brazil."
The full tour schedule is as follows:
6/3 Mexico city, Mexico - Circo Volador
6/4 Puebla, Mexico - Salon JP de Puebla
6/5 Bogota, Colombia - Teatro Metropol*
6/6 Caracas, Venezuela - CECIM**
6/8 Lima, Peru - Voce
6/9 Santiago, Chile - Teatro Novedades
6/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Flores
6/11 Monte Video, Uruguay - Complejo Troya
6/12 Sao Paolo, Brazil - TBA
6/13 Curitiba, Brazil - TBA
* With Hirax
** With Cynic
Dream Theater will be performing alongside Iron Maiden on an upcoming tour. The band has now issued the following statement about performing several headlining shows on the off days:
"Dream Theater will be doing a few select headlining shows on some of the days off throughout the Iron Maiden tour. Please note these will not be traditional DT shows in terms of production...as it is in the midst of the Maiden tour, we are not carrying our usual lighting and video show...so instead these will be small intimate club shows...just like the good(?) 'ol days! So come sweat it out with us..... All Opening Acts TBA."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
6/21 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
7/2 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
7/10 Palladium, Worcester, MA
Swiss metal act Female Nose Breaker has issued the following update about going on hiatus due to the band's drummer breaking his back:
"Unfortunately we're on a break for some months. Cyrill (Drummer) broke his back and wrist in February. After a lot of surgeries he's getting better now, but still needs some months to recover. We'll keep you updated and hopefully we're 100 % back soon with some new brutal shit and live action! Cheers."
You can check out Female Nose Breaker's music at the band's MySpace page.
Christian David Wentz of Futures End has issued the following update about the band putting together a DVD for an upcoming release:
"Greetings all! As you know, we are re-releasing our album 'Memoirs of a Broken Man' this summer with new art, a new booklet, and a bonus DVD that will be included at no extra cost to you. The daunting task of trying to make sense of three years worth of footage that all of us have shot on our little HD cameras has begun.
"I have to tell you that I have never tried anything like this before, and I am having a blast putting it together. Honestly, this isn't meant as anything more than bonus material, but I can see as the editing process marches on that everything we have done tells a very cool story about who we are as a band, as individuals, and where we came from. It has been a lot of fun looking back at all of this stuff and I am sure you guys will enjoy watching it and getting to know us a little.
"It is my goal to have the material finished and ready to deliver to Nightmare Records by the end of the month. I am pretty sure I am going to nail that target and I am really stoked to see what you all think of it. There are quite a few famous faces in it as we have run across people that I am sure you all know in our travels. Who knows? Some of you just may be in it as well! Will keep ya posted!"
UPDATE: Glorior Belli has now announced this album will be released through a side project titled "11 As In Adversaries," due to stylistic differences from the other Glorior Belli albums.
French metallers Glorior Belli have announced their upcoming album will be titled "The Full Intrepid Experience of Light." The artwork for the album can be found here. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Full Intrepid Experience Of Light
2. Agitation In The Glorious Theme
3. The Night Scalp Challenger (With Niklas Kvarforth performing guest vocals)
4. Reckless Beacons Attraction
5. Verses From Which To Whirl
"Agitation In The Glorious Theme," a brand new song from Glorior Belli's 4th full-length record can be streamed online through the band's Myspace page.
French metallers Gorod are currently in the process of recording a new EP. The band has now posted a short trailer online from the recording sessions, which can be viewed below.
Fantasy metallers Kivimetsan Druidi will release their new album “Betrayal, Justice, Revenge” on April 26th, 2010. From today on you have the chance to check out another song of the new offering called “Of Betrayal”, which can be heard at the bands revamped MySpace profile. The previously uploaded track “The Seawitch And Sorcerer” can also be heard at the same location.
Noctis Imperium has signed a contract with North American label Abyss Records for their upcoming release, entitled "Nihil," for which they have planned a promotional tour through Europe that will start in mid April. Confirmed dates are as follows:
15/04 Madrid (SPA)
23/04 Palencia (SPA)
24/04 Covilha (POR)
25/04 Lisboa (POR)
07/05 Bilbao (SPA)
08/05 Bilbao (SPA)
09/05 Santiago de compostela (SPA)
11/05 Taragona (SPA)
14/05 Marcella (FRA)
15/05 Bordeaux (FRA)
16/05 Metz (FRA)
21/05 Elterlein (GER)
22/05 Berlin (GER)
23/05 Koln (GER)
27/05 Gent (BEL)
28/05 Antwerp (BEL)
29/05 Amsterdan (HOL)
30/05 Eindhoven (HOL)
07/06 Poland (TBA)
08/06 Poland (TBA)
09/06 Poland (TBA)
Sevendust will be performing an acoustic show after their signing session at the Best Buy store in Kennesaw, GA. The show will take place on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 @ 6:30PM. The details are as follows:
850 Cobb Place Boulevard Northwest
(Just off Barrett Pkwy)
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Skinlab has been added to the lineup for the California Metal Fest IV, which takes place from May 15th - 16th, 2010 at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, California. Further information on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Fear Factory, Job For A Cowboy, White Chapel, Dying Fetus, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born of Osiris, Earth Crisis, Carnifex, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Oceano, Misery Index, Gaza, and others.
Dutch "zombifying soul tearing" death metal act Entrapment has posted another unmixed demo song for streaming online. The new, as-yet-untitled track, along with several other songs from their earlier demo, can be heard at the official Entrapment band MySpace page.
Cincinnati-based industrial project Common Man Down has signed to Bit Riot Records. Vocalist Jordan Davis had this to say about the signing: "We're excited to be on a label that is as passionate about their artists as we are about our music. We're looking forward to the future and working with Bit Riot Records on our first release. We feel right at home in the Bit Riot family."
You can check out their first single, "Self Addiction," off their debut album entitled "Self Bondage" on the band's MySpace player. "Self Bondage" is scheduled to drop via Bit Riot Records in Summer 2010.
Mastodon has issued the following update about an upcoming in-store signing appearance in Raleigh:
"That's right--Mastodon will be appearing inside Schoolkids Records at 4 PM on Record Store Day 2010, April 17, to celebrate their RSD exclusive vinyl release of Blood Mountain. Stop by before their show at Lincoln Theatre that night to get your Mastodon CD/record/T-shirt/poster signed by the band (we will be selling all of these on the 17th) or just to meet the guys. Schoolkids Records, 2114 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC."
FInnish metal band Dead Shape Figure has issued the following update:
"We are gonna film a video for 'Face On The Nails' during this weekend in Helsinki City. The director for the music video is gonna be our friend Mr Jussi Parviainen who has over 30 years of experience in the finnish film industry. The whole film crew is psyched of having Jussi around! We will post some making-of-material into our official youtube-channel as soon as we have something to put out. We are gonna premiere the video during Autum."
Elvenking has issued the following studio update:
"The recording sessions of the new album at Piranha studios in Germany with Dennis Ward are now done. Drums, guitars, bass and vocals have been completed. As promised next week you will find the complete report of the sessions."
"The guys are now back in Italy where they will work on the remaining things (violin, choirs, some extra stuff here and there) in order to complete all the material and give everything back to Dennis Ward for the final mix."
Swedish metal act Slodust has parted ways with guitarist Adde Andersson. The band issued the following statement about the departure:
"It's a sad thing to part ways with Adde, but in the end it didn't work. He`s still a good friend of us, and we wish him all the best in this world, and next. Do to this, SLODUST is now looking for a new guitarist, FAST!! Are you living in/around Stockholm and like what we doin. Mail on facebook or MySpace. 'till next time.."
German metal band Endstille has announced that they will enter JAKs-Hell Studio to record their new album at the end of April. The recordings will feature new vocalist Zingultus.
Swedish metal band Morbus Chron has posted a new song, entitled "Everybody's Dancing," on their MySpace page.
The band comments on the new song, "You might hear some new influences on this one, compared to our older stuff. We decided to take like a new route. Using synth instead of guitar etc. Breakin' some new grounds. The regular death metal had gotten a bit too boring to be honest."
"Hope the transition didn't come as a slap in the face."
Sweden's Sonic Syndicate has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of the Rock Nights Festival, which takes place from August 6th - 7th on Zaraso Island in Lithuania. More information on the festival can be found at this location.
The upcoming Sonic Syndicate tour dates are as follows:
4/10 2010 PLAN B MOSCOW, RUSSIA
4/11 2010 ROCCO CLUB NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA
4/17 2010 FALKHALLEN FALKENBERG, SWEDEN
4/23 2010 APOLLO THEATER NAGOYA, JAPAN
4/24 2010 SHINSAIBASHI SUN HALL OSAKA, JAPAN
4/25 2010 CLUB ASIA TOKYO, JAPAN
4/28 2010 PISTSTILEN BY RIP CURL RAMUNDBERGET, SWEDEN
5/14 2010 BANDIT BOAT 9:AN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
6/18 2010 METALTOWN FESTIVAL GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN
7/9 2010 GET AWAY ROCK FESTIVAL GÄVLE, SWEDEN
8/7 2010 ROCK NIGHTS FESTIVAL ZARASO ISLAND, LITHUANIA
Swedish metal band Hostile Cell has revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming new album, "The Deafening," which will be as follows:
01. River Runs Black
02. Sound of Revolution
05. Freedom Fix
07. 4 Walls
08. Speak or be Gone
09. the Poison
10. Hatesick (featuring Tony J. of M. A. N)
"The Deafening" will be released in white Digipack with exclusive cover art by David Heleander from All Custom Tattoo.
KINGDOM OF SORROW has posted a five-minute making-of video from their brand new album "Behind The Blackest Tears" online at this location and can be seen below. "Behind The Blackest Tears" was recorded at Dexter Lab Recordings (Milford, CT) with engineer Nick Bellmore and mixed and mastered by Zeuss at Planet Z Recordings (Hadley, MA). "Behind The Blackest Tears" is set for a June 8th North American release date.
Additionally, KINGDOM OF SORROW has unveiled Behind The Blackest Tears’ album artwork via the band’s newly re-designed MySpace page.
Boston metallers Razormaze have announced that they are self-releasing their new EP "Miseries" for free. The album will be downloadable via their MySpace page. The EP marks a definite change in the bands sound, "We're definitely growing up and perfecting our craft," says singer Alex Citrone "the new songs are much heavier, progressive, full of groove and our subject matter is definitely of a more serious nature." The EP includes three songs which examine such topics as politics and Eastern philosophy. "I think old fans will be ecstatic with the new stuff and new audiences will find it much more digestible than material previous."
The tracklisting for "Miseries" is as follows:
1. Karma in/Karma Out
2. Creed of Absolution
3. Miseries of the Flesh
Los Angeles metal act Redemption has issued the following update about the band canceling their European tour dates:
"Dear friends: I am sorry to say that we are faced with the reality of having to cancel Redemption's intended European shows the summer.
"Part of our unique sound comes from our vocalist, Ray Alder of Fates Warning. As a long-time fan of Fates myself, I have always maintained that Redemption would not interfere with Ray's commitment to Fates, and we have worked very carefully and diligently since Ray joined Redemption in 2005 to ensure that both bands would be able to record and perform without conflict.
"We intended to play several shows in several countries this summer in support of our new CD, Snowfall on Judgment Day. Our management and local promoters in Europe worked hard to line up some great shows that we were very much looking forward to playing. Originally, there was no conflict, even when Fates announced some special shows and festivals to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their fantastic Parallels CD. More...
Hopeless Records band The Human Abstract has announced that Travis Richter, formerly of From First to Last and The Color of Violence, will now be their new vocalist. The Human Abstract is currently tucked away in downtown Los Angeles writing and preparing for their third full length album for Hopeless Records. "We couldn't be more pumped on the current state of the band and can't wait to give our fans the best album our hard work has to offer," drummer Brett Powell adds. The album's recording is set to take place this summer with a tentative release for this coming fall.
A video update from the band, featuring the new vocalist, can be viewed below.
Guitarist Doc Coyle of God Forbid has issued the following update about the band's recent activity:
"It's been quite some time since I've given some type of update on what the GF crew has been up to, and thought it would be appropriate to awaken from information hibernation. We been home from tour for about 2 weeks, and have had ample time to decompress.
"So to catch up, I have to take you back a few months. It was early January 2010, and we had just played our first show in months, a one-off local gig, and were resuming writing new material after the holidays when we received an offer to do a tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shadows Fall to replace Throwdown who had dropped off. This was only a week before the tour started, but we decided to throw caution to wind and jump on the tour. It was definitely worth it. I'd say 90% of the shows were sold out, and in many cases were playing rooms too small for the tour. Kudos to FFDP for going to bat for us, and bringing us out. It was definitely a very different tour for us. Probably the most mainstream thing we've done except for maybe Ozzfest, but we actually went over extremely well. It was nice to get out to a totally different audience, even if many people didn't know we were playing because we were added last minute. It was also great to hang with our old friends in Shadows Fall, and get to know and party with our new friends in 2 Cents. More...
The new Sick Of It All album “Based On A True Story” will hit stores this coming April 19th. To help fans suffer trough the last couple of days, you can now stream the entire new album through the band's official MySpace page. Sick Of It All is currently on a UK run with AFI and will return to Europe during the upcoming festival season. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10.04 Tunbridge - Wells Forum
11.04 Newcastle - O2 Academy
12.04 Birmingham - O2 Academy
08.06 Clisson – Hellfest (France)
29.06 Borlänge – Love And Peace Festival (Sweden)
02.07 Roitzschjora – With Full Force (Germany)
03.07 Peruigia – Rock in Umbria/No Bones Fest (Italy)
04.07 Essen – Devilside Festival (Germany)
09.07 La Bathie – Savoie Rock Festival (France)
20.07 St. Wendel – Rock Am Bach (Germany)
20.08 Lierop – Nirwana’s Tuinfeest (Netherlands)
Sweden's WATAIN has posted the tracklisting for their upcoming album, "Lawless Darkness," [cover art] which is as follows:
01. Death's Cold Dark
03. Reaping Death
04. Four Thrones
05. Wolves Curse
06. Lawless Darkness
07. Total Funeral
08. Hymn to Qayin
09. Kiss of Death
10. Waters of Ain
The Digipak version will include the DEATH SS cover "Chains of Death" as a bonus track. More...
Dutch death metallers SEVERE TORTURE's upcoming album is due next June 28th. The band's fifth full-length is entitled "Slaughtered" and features this cover artwork.
"We're stoked about the artwork for the new album", guitarist Marvin comments. "It fully captures the brutality of the title and the songs. We absolutely can't wait to release this brutal beast!"
American sludge metal band KYLESA has announced their signing to Season of Mist. The band made the following comment, "We're very happy to announce our new partnership with Season of Mist for the next KYLESA release, which we are hoping to get out later this year! We are stoked to be working with SOM on this next album. They are a forward-thinking label and they have all been very accommodating and a pleasure to work with."
Regarding the new album, KYLESA adds, "The writing process for the new record has been intense, taking up the better part of each day since January (that's why you haven't heard from us lately), but in return we have some new material that we're very proud of. The studio sessions at The Jam Room in Columbia start in May and end in early July; we'll try to have a few reports for you along the way."
Keyboardist Mistheria has issued further studio updates on his latest album “Dragons Fire.”
To follow on from the news that drummer John Macaluso (Ark, Union Radio) has completed all his drum parts we can now report that John West (ex Royal Hunt, Artension) is recording his vocals and has checked in with the following on Mistheria’s website, "After meeting Mistheria and playing live together in Croatia with Emir Hot, I knew someday we would make music together. He asked me to write and sing on his new solo album, and I was very excited. Now, we are in the midst of the recordings and I must say this is some of the absolute best music I have ever made to date!"
Vocalist Lance King (Balance Of Power) has finished tracking vocals for the track “Two Of Us” and commented, “The song is both melodic and powerful, full of harmonisations, definitely a killer song!." More...
Just For Fun
Metalheads generally hate hardcore dancing, so I thought this video would be a good one to share, as it breaks it down into a mock how-to video:
Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) released his new solo album this week that includes a song sung by Ozzy Osbourne, “Crucify The Dead” containing the lyrics: "A loaded gun jammed by a rose/the thorns are not around your head/your ego cut you til you bled". Slash is adamant that the song is not about ex-band mate Axl Rose saying, “Yes, there were some key lines in there that were very suggestive of my experience. No, this is just an overall picture of the issues.” Prediction: We are two years from Slash running for a political office… More...