Metal News for April 9, 2011
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13 news articles posted on this day.
LUDICRA has embarked on their Die Struwwelpetra 2011 European tour, which includes a stop at this year's Roadburn Festival. Here are the latest tour dates:
April 9 - Mezzago, Italy - Bloom
April 11 - Soudan, France - La Rouillardiere
April 12 - Paris, France - La Miroiterie
April 13 - Antwerp, Belgium - Muziekcentrum TRIX
April 16 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 (Roadburn Festival)
April 18 - Liege, Belgium - La Zone
April 19 - Utrecht, Netherlands - dB's
April 20 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
April 21 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade 30
April 22 - Rendsburg, Germany - T-Stube
April 23 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Jubez
Indian is currently streaming the band's Relapse debut "Guiltless" in its entirety online now at Stereogum.com. Head over to this location to listen to the album.
"Guiltless" will see its North American release next Tuesday, April 12th (April 25th internationally) on CD, 12” vinyl, and digitally. The album was recorded at Semaphore Recordings in October with engineer Sanford Parker (UNEARTHLY TRANCE, PELICAN, MINSK, BLOODIEST). The album art, as designed by Scott Fricke, can be viewed below.
Indian has also announced a hometown record release show in support of "Guiltless" for this Saturday, April 9th, at Subterranean (2011 West North Avenue) in Chicago, IL. This is a co-record release show with labelmates Bloodiest. The show starts at 10:00pm. More...
Norwegian black metal band Wrath Passion has posted a collaboration video online with South African musician Verkrag, who provides guest vocals. The video, for the track "Black Hole," can be viewed below.
The previously uploaded collaboration between Verkrag and U.S. based band Throne of Malediction can also be found here.
Footage has been posted online of Megadeth's David Ellefson and Chris Broderick at a Jackson Guitars signing in Germany. The clip can be viewed below.
A clip of David Ellefson at a recent bass clinic in Budapest is also available at this location.
Saxon has announced it will be headlining the Topfest in Slovkia on July 1st, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available at this location. You can also check out Saxon's latest road report here, or watch behind the scenes footage of the band recording a music video for "Hammer of the Gods" in the clip below.
Elvenpath has issued the following announcement about holding a live online interview on Friday, April 15th:
"The album was released as planned and reactions so far are almost entirely positive. You'll find all the reviews on our website pretty soon.
"And should you need some entertainment for next Friday, we have the solution: Turn on your PC and visit metal-only.de the best online radio dedicated to metal. On April 15th there will be a feature on Elvenpath from 10 pm till midnight (CET) including a live interview and several songs. Be there!"
Here's the tracklisting for the sampler.
1. Goes Cube - “Thunderheads” from In Tides And Drifts”
2. TesseracT - “Nascent” from “One”
3. Trap Them - “The Fact” from “Darker Handcraft”
4. Kvelertak - “Mjød” from “Kvelertak”
5. Napalm Death - “Diktat” from “Time Waits For no Slave”
6. Last Chance To Reason - "Temp Files" from “Level 2”
7. Deicide - “Into the Darkness You Go” from “To Hell With God”
8. Blackguard - “Firefight” from “Firefight”
9. As Blood Runs Black - “Resist” from “Instinct”
10. Thomas Giles - “Sleep Shake” from “Pulse”
11. Arch Enemy - “Beast of Man” from “The Root Of All Evil”
12. Believer - “Lie Awake” from “Transhuman”
13. Within The Ruins - “Red Flagged” from “Invade”
14. Triptykon - “Shatter” from “Shatter”
15. Nachtmystium - “Ruined Life Continuum” from “Addicts”
16. Novembers Doom - “Harvest Scythe” from “Aphotic”
17. Daath - “Deconstruction/Restoration” from “Daath”
18. Nevermore - “Emptiness Unobstructed” from “The Obsidian Conspiracy”
19. Pathology - “Code Injection” from “Legacy Of The Ancients”
20. Wretched - “My Carrion” from “Beyond The Gate”
Canadian act Vengeful has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming album:
"Hey everyone, Spring is supposedly here and so are we so we thought we should let those of you who were wondering what's happening with the new album. The recording is almost complete. All that's left to do is record the guitar solos, the bass and all the acoustic instruments (12 string, perc etc.....). We've also re-amped 2 of the songs so we can mix and send them to some labels to find a distribution deal.
"It might take awhile because this will be a double disc (as you probably already know) but we are confident that this album should be made available to as many extreme metal fans as possible. The material is solid. We are eager for you to hear it and let us know what you think, even though that might be a good 4-5 months away. We're shoothing for an end of summer/beginning of the fall release date. We're thinking of releasing a song or two in a couple of months to tie some of you over. Our good buddy Martin Lacroix (Tempted by nightmares, TOC, Humanoid) is handing us the painting that will become the album cover next week, this promises to be sick once again!
"An old collaborator of ours (Fred Maheux) will be working on a video for the up coming album and he will also be putting together some footage from the studio sessions. What more to say, be patient, we promise it'll be rewarded.
"Musical suggestions: Superior Enlightment's Tyrants United is face-melting. New Neuraxis album is pretty killer. Beyond Creation for fans of technical prowess. Downtrodden for those who are not in a hurry. Looking forward to the new Hate Eternal, Origin, Sepultura, Septic Flesh and of course Morbid Angel. Finally!"
Warbringer, which recently recruited new drummer Carlos Cruz, has posted a video of John Kevill and Carlos Cruz discussing the band's upcoming album. You can check out the clip below.
West Virginia's Mortal Wrath has posted three songs online featuring the band's new vocalist Tommy Fields. You can check out "Victory at Last" below, and the clips for "A Lifetime of Lies" and "Law Under Grace" are available after the jump.
Love.Might.Kill, which recently signed to Massacre Records, has now posted a video clip online for the song "Pretty Little Mess." You can check out the clip below. "Pretty Little Mess" is taken from the band's "Brace For Impact" album, which will be released on June 17th, 2011.
After previously announcing the track listing for the new album "Inner Monster Out," Brazil's Shadowside has now checked in with an update about the album. "I believe it's safe to say this is our best material to date," said vocalist, Dani Nolden, of the 11 new tracks on the album. "It's very heavy and angry, but also very musical. We worked a lot on the melodies to make them catchy, yet elaborate, just to the right extent."
"Inner Monster Out" was produced, mixed, and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames), and features guest vocals from the likes of Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility), and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil).
"Working with Fredrik (Nordström) was fantastic and everything went smoothly," said Nolden. "He is a perfectionist, and really helped push ourselves to our best. We were pretty much living in the studio for a month, so the whole band was completely focused on the album and on nothing else. I can't wait to have this album out and play these songs live. That's what they were written for!"
"Inner Monster Out" is the follow up to 2009's "Dare to Dream." Shadowside's debut, "Theatre of Shadows," was released in 2007. Shadowside will continue to play live shows as the band preps for the release of the new record. Upcoming dates are as follows:
April 9 2011 - Rio Claro, Brazil - D'Vinci Bar
June 23 2011 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Banja Luka Rock Open Air
American heavy metal outfit Spineshank has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, "Anger Denial Acceptance," which will be their first full length album since 2003's, "Self Destructive Pattern." The tracklisting is as follows:
1. After The End
2. Nothing Left For Me
3. Anger Denial Acceptance
4. I Want You To Know
5. Murder Suicide
6. The Endless Disconnect
7. I Am Damage
8. Ploratio Morbus (interlude)
9. Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
10. The Reckoning
11. God Complex (Anger)
12. Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
13. Exit Wound ( Acceptance)