Metal News for May 1, 2009
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Moonsorrow has issued the following update about having a guitar and some other equipment stolen in Montreal:
"Moonsorrow played in Montreal at the Medley club on april 29th. Sometime during the day/night someone broke in the tour bus and stole our very special ESP custom shop Star guitar. The guitar is cream white with abalone star shaped inlays and gold hardware.
"The guitar can be easily recognized by the star inlays on frets 3, 5, 7, 12, 15 and 17 and creamy "vintage white" color. The back of the neck is not painted. It was in a rectangular flight case made by Finnish company Transit Case.
"The guitar..s serial number is: T0842201. A picture of the guitar can be viewed here.
"If you have seen the guitar, or you know where it is, PLEASE contact police, and send e-mail to:
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American hardcore metal group Bury Your Dead has posted a brand new song online entitled, "Hurting Not Helping." You can check it out by heading to their official Myspace page. The song will be featured on the bands forthcoming new album, "It's Nothing Personal" which will be released on May 26th via Victory Records.
Impending Doom has posted their new music video online for the song, "More Than Conquerors" online. You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest album, "The Serpant Servant" which is out now through Facedown Records. Impending Doom bassist David Sittig says of the video; "We had a contest where the first 150 kids to respond to our post could be part of our video. We performed on the same level as the kids with no barriers as we wanted a real intense, in your face show." More...
New Jersey metallers Arctic Flame have issued the following update about working on new material:
"As you may have seen, there's not too many shows in the bands near future. The lads are hard at work writing for the 3rd album. Two new songs are complete, 'The Creeper' with music by Sebastian Garcia and lyrics by Mike Paradine and 'Wages of War' with music by Jon Norg, lyrics by Mike Paradine and the melody lines shared by Dave Lowe and Mike. Also in the mix is a compostion by Rod Mariani (fast tempo), a song shared by Sebastian and Jon (a Deep Purple feel), plus another by Sebastain with Mike figuring out lyrics (Motorhead's 'Sacrifice' first comes to mind). The band will also be re-doing the Balistik Kick tune 'Warhead' (as suggested by Dave).
"As for 'The Salem Witch' EP, Dave has been working on the melody line for the song, 'Thoughts of Yesterday, Actions of Today' which the music is also written by Jon with Mike writting the lyrics and story.
"These songs have taken up all their rehearsal time with other ideas coming in between. The band will not be soliciting shows but will consider any that come their way."
San Diego, California based metal group As I Lay Dying has posted a new music video online for the song, "I Never Wanted." You can check it out below (please note; the video is unavailable to view outside the United States.) The song comes from the bands latest album, "An Ocean Between Us" and is featured on the bands platinum selling new DVD, "This Is Who We Are."
Guitarist Phil Sgrosso says: "We've talked about doing a video for I Never Wanted for quite some time now. Most videos that we've done have been for more fast and aggressive songs that have the usual AILD sound to it but we wanted to mix things up and do a video for a slower (but still heavy!) song that would be made up of footage from our new DVD, This Is Who We Are."
"Denise Korycki filmed and directed our DVD so we thought it would be perfect for her to make a video that incorporated mostly footage from the DVD, plus some bonus stuff as well! The live footage is made up of several shows that we played in the past few years while the 'hanging out' footage was shot mostly while we were...well...hanging out. Not much more to it, I guess! Generally it takes us a day or two to film one of our videos but in a way, it took several years to make I Never Wanted what it is. I hope you enjoy it." More...
Newly signed on Nuclear Blast, Montreal's Augury are releasing their new album "Fragmentary Evidence" on July 17th in Europe, and August 11th in North America.
"Fragmentary Evidence" was produced by Hugues Deslauriers, Yannick St-Amand and Augury. The album was mixed by J-F Dagenais and mastered by James Murphy. The artwork and layout were done by Sven de Calluwe.
Norway's Theatre of Tragedy has issued the following update about preparing to hit the recording studio:
"The studio is getting closer now! Start date is Friday 1st of May and Vegard and Frank have all the guitar stuff ready and will head for Oslo Thursday evening, punkrock styled, with the car full of weird guitar shit. Hein and Pzy_coma (from The Kovenant) are nearly done editing the drums and Lorentz is completing the last synth and piano lines. Raymond and Nell are brushing up on their lyrical creativity and some song titles will be revealed soon. Expect some real surprises on this album!"
A video clip of the drum recording can be viewed below. More...
Two live videos of Necrophobic performing at the Kings of Black Metal Festival on April 18th in Germany have been posted online. The videos can be viewed below. More...
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, who recently completed a tour of Europe with Overkill and Exodus on the Killfest tour, have announced a one-off special show on June 14th supporting Canadian band Anvil in Dublin.
Gama Bomb vocalist Philly Byrne issued the following statement about the show:
"We're pretty stoked to be supporting Anvil in Dublin. It's not only a good chance to play to people who'd never normally come to the dank, dark places we play in, but it's also going to be cool to share the stage with real-life thrash metal comeback kids. Plus it's in Dublin, which is our natural habitat. Hopefully we can show them the best bars in town, and the best gutters to lie in afterward."
Gama Bomb are also confirmed for the following tour dates: More...
J&R Music in New York City has announced that Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton will be making a stop there for a signing session. The autograph signing will take place on Friday May 8th at the J&R Music World store at 33 Park Row.
Dutch death metal band The Lucifer Principle is currently streaming the new song "The Burial" online. The track, which comes from the upcoming album "Welcome to Bloodshed," can be heard on the band's official MySpace page. "Welcome to Bloodshed" is currently set for a May 15th release.
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. Born In Bloodshed
2. Death Resort
5. Graveyard Ave.
7. Bond Of Supremacy
8. Nullification Of Life
9. The Burial
NY progressive dark metal, Grey Skies Fallen, has issued the following update:
"We will be hitting the studio to track drums for two new songs on May 23rd. These will be the first new songs since we recorded the track "The Visionary," three years ago."
"Yes, we're really trying to get our shit together. We promise. Keep an eye open for more updates. We HOPE to have the songs posted by the end of June, and then head back into the studio a couple of months after that to record more."
Children of Bodom's official fansite Scythes of Bodom has issued the following statement about Alexi Laiho breaking his arm:
"Oops!... I did it again
"In the middle of Children Of Bodom's current North American tour with Lamb of God, Alexi's well-known tendency to break bones has struck again. In his latest twitter update, K-Man reports that the Wildchild has broken his arm after falling from his top bunk. Apparently Alexi is still able to perform but he's having to take strong painkillers and to wear a sling when he's not playing. Rock 'n' roll or what! Let's hope the break heals quickly."
UK metallers Fellsilent have issued the following update about seeking a new guitar player:
"As some of you may have heard,
"Acle will unfortunately be leaving Fell Silent to concentrate on his solo project TesseracT, splitting the heavy work load of the two bands simply wasn't working out, it was a mutual decision and of course means both bands can concentrate souly on their seperate directions! Even though we remain close friends we will miss him. Good luck mush!
"It's definitely not the end for Fell Silent, you can look forward to the release of our new video coming soon, as well as some cheeky releases from our 2nd studio album thats currently under work!
"Here is an application for a new guitarist, if you think you've got what it takes, get in contact and have a chat.
"Thank you for your continued support."
Job For A Cowboy has completed work on their sophomore studio album, "Ruination." The album will be released in July of this year through Metal Blade Records. Frontman Jonny Davy states: "Job For A Cowboy has toured the world and faced a ton of challenges over the course of the last year and a half. All of the hard work that we’ve put in and everything that we’ve experienced is directly reflected in our new songs, which we know are our best yet. Stay tuned."
Welsh ragga-metal group Skindred has announced a headlining tour of the United Kingdom which will kick off in September. No word has been given regarding support yet but stay tuned for updates.
The tour dates are as follows:
September 30 Norwich Waterfront
October 1 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
October 2 Manchester Club Academy
October 3 Leeds Cockpit
October 4 Newcastle Academy II
October 5 Glasgow ABC II
October 7 Stoke Sugarmill
October 8 Sheffield Corporation
October 9 Northampton Roadmender
October 10 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
October 11 Oxford Academy II
October 13 Cardiff Solus
October 14 Bristol Academy II
October 15 Falmouth Pavillions
October 16 Exeter Phoenix
October 17 Southampton University
October 19 Brighton Concorde II
October 20 London Camden Electric Ballroom
Valient Thorr has announced that they will be heading out on the road with Atlanta based metal group Mastodon in Britain later this year. Mastodon are touring in support of their latest studio offering, "Crack The Skye" which is available now.
The tour dates are as follows:
June 5 Sheffield Corporation
June 6 Manchester Academy II
June 7 Glasgow ABC
June 9 London Islington Academy
British punk legends The Damned has been confirmed as an additional support band for Motorhead on their tour of Great Britain later this year. All shows will also see a special guest slot from Girlschool. The tour is in support of Motorhead's latest record, "Motorizer" which is out now through SPV Records.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 11 - Plymouth, UK - Pavilion
November 12 - Bristol, UK - Colsten Hall
November 13 - Newport, UK - Centre
November 15 - Swindon, UK - Oasis
November 16 - Nottingham, UK - Royal Concert Hall
November 17 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
November 19 - Glasgow, UK - Academy
November 20 - Leeds, UK - Academy
November 21 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
November 23 - Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
November 24 - Southend, UK - Cliffs Pavilion
November 25 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
November 27 - Bournemonth, UK - Solent Hall
November 28 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
November 29 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
In honor of thrashing death anti-heroes THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, Metal Blade Records has sent Metalunderground.com an exclusive clip taken from the band’s upcoming DVD, "Majesty," which comes out this May.
Two exclusive pre-orders have been set up for Majesty so head over to the Metal Blade Records Online Store to get your copy of The Black Dahlia Murder’s first ever DVD Majesty (2disc in Digipak) at the special low price of $17.99. The price will go up once the DVD is released (5/12).. Also available is a DVD/t-shirt package that includes a Black Dahlia Majesty t-shirt and the 2disc DVD in Digipak for the low pre-street date price of $26.99.
Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments, “The Black Dahlia Murder DVD entitled Majesty is finally finished and ready to be unleashed on the world. Diehard fans will recognize that the title has been plucked from the chorus of Nocturnal. It was filmed and edited by our good friend/drinking partner Robbie Tassaro, whom we have worked with in the past for the filming of our ‘What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse’ video. Robbie is a hilarious man in himself, and probably the only person we could trust to really capture the essence of the band. Doing a DVD was something we were very apprehensive about... doing video stuff is always a risk when you can't afford the luxuries that the MTV darlings can... I mean look at the majority of death metal videos on you tube... the comments are all people laughing how cheesy they are. For Christ’s sake, look at our video for Funeral Thirst! That’s ghetto metal fabulous. All of our videos, good and bad, will be featured on the second disc of the dvd, along with a shows worth of intense live footage, captured from various locations throughout our Summer Slaughter tour and our romp in support of Children Of Bodom. The live footage is unbelievable looking... it absolutely blew me away the first time I watched. I think he really nailed the energetic atmosphere of our concerts... it makes me want to stage dive myself. The main disc is chock full with over two hours of backstage footage and will give our fans a deserved look into the BDM machine. See your favorite thrashers drink 'til they puke, eat til they puke, smoke weed 'til they puke, etc. The Pantera DVD was our model to strive for, as it’s the only metal DVD out there that warrants repeated viewings. Now that I have seen it a few times, I have had the semi painful realization that I am an alcoholic. I'll keep you posted on that as it develops. Calling all thrashers! Behold the Majesty!”
"Majesty," 2DVD Digipak includes over 3 HOURS of footage featuring interviews, performances and complete THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER audio/visual history and is available everywhere May 12, 2009.
The tracklisting and video follow: More...
Testament frontman, Chuck Billy, has checked in with the following update:
"What’s Up Mother Fuckas...
"Testament is about to embark on a KILLER North American tour and I am stoked!!! Formation of Damnation took us all over the world playing 126 gigs so far since the release of The Formation Of Damnation in April 2008. We even played rare shows in Eindhoven and London where we got to perform our first 2 Albums; it was incredible being on stage with our original line up performing songs from the early days of our career. It made us realize that we have a whole new generation of fans out there who love to thrash. Now we are coming home and there is nothing better than Headlining stages Coast to Coast. We are thrilled to be able to brutalize the nation and to be bringing some Class A Metal Acts: Unearth and Lazarus A.D. along for the ride.
"Dudes, we have something SICK planned for you, we know times are tough and it is hard to get out there and spend the money on a ticket so we are making this tour YOURS. It is your choice what we play, check out the BRAND NEW contest live on our MySpace and VOTE on 3 set lists to determine our musical fate for the evening. We promise which ever set wins, we will get out on stage every night and kick your motha-fucking ass... Also, for the first time EVER we have VIP packages for sale. Not only does the VIP package include a ticket to the show but... hey, Go ahead have a drink ON US! ...and with us, you will hang with us and check out our sound check, PLUS receive an autographed poster, collectible laminate, Testament Music Skins, a Very Special Limited Edition Merch Item and you will be entered into a raffle to win one of our NOT EVEN OUT YET Darkstar Testament Skateboard as well as Eric Peterson’s signature Dean guitar “Old Skull” V, and more! So don’t waste time take a look at our dates, see when we are coming to your city, buy a ticket to the show & GET INTO THE PIT!
"~ Heavy Metal Forever! Chuck Billy"
You can vote at Testament's MySpace at www.myspace.com/testamentlegions.
Here are upcoming Testament tour dates: More...