Metal News for May 1, 2010
Last updated on August 28, 2015 at 8:20 AM ET
We post metal news every day, throughout the day, covering thousands of metal bands including underground and unsigned bands. You are currently browsing the news archive, but you can also find news by band.
16 news articles posted on this day.
Norwegian metallers Nidingir have announced their new album will be titled "Wolf Father," and the release is a concept album centered around Norse mythology. "Wolf Father" will be released on May 30th in Europe (North American release TBA) and will include a guest appearance by Garm of Ulver. The track listing is as follows:
2. Baldrs Draumar
Danish melodic black metal act Illnath has issued the following update about recruiting new members:
"Great news. Finally a full line-up in Illnath. During a hard weekend (including 6 boxes of beers), we have had a great audition. We are very happy to present: Huhle on drums (ex- Victimizer, ex- Deadly sins, ex-Indoctrination, and vocalist/songwriter in Blackhorned). Danny on keyboards/synths (keys in the danish experimental folk metal band Heidra). Huhle will be playing his first Illnath show in Svendborg, june 5. 2010. Danny will be ready for Illnath-shows later this year. Tyr will play the keys at the 2 upcoming shows in June 2010."
You can also check out sample Illnath tracks at the band's MySpace page.
Germany's Jaded Heart has issued the following announcement about Japanese tour dates alongside Doro and Lord:
"Jaded Heart is proud to announce that the band's first tour in Japan is now confirmed! We will share the stage with DORO from Germany and LORD from Australia - what an exciting metal package! We're very excited and can't wait to play in front of our Japanese dear friends and fans! More info follows soon... Stay tuned!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
10/8 - JP Tokyo, Holiday Shinjuku
10/10 - JP Nagoya, Holiday Nagoya
10/11 - JP Osaka, Holiday Osaka
Megadeth, who had previously released a statement saying that rumors the band was canceling the show in Quito was "the biggest mountain of horse manure," has now issued the following statement about canceling the show in Quito:
"Due to logistical problems with getting Megadeth’s gear into Ecuador, the band has been forced to postpone the scheduled show on Tuesday, May 4 in Quito. Megadeth is greatly saddened that they won’t be able to perform to the fans of Ecuador at this time but they will make this show up on the next trip to South America. Dave Mustaine will be making a statement after the tour. Ticket holders can get a refund at place of purchase."
Additional details on a rescheduled date will be announced when they are made available.
Canadian ambient black metal act Kuldakaust has checked in with the following update about writing material for a new album:
"As of late we've been working on writing material and a full length album. The new songs are going to be a bit different from our early stuff. They'll be longer, more ambient and will have a different feel overall. We have also gotten a new vocalist to play with us live and on album...that's all we can say for now.
"In other news our demo is out on Beneath the Fog. You can either get a copy directly from us or through Beneath the Fog. We have limited copies so if you want one, get them now! Once we run out, you'll have to order from Beneath the Fog."
Following a signing with the French label Deadlight Entertainment, Wormfood has now announced the following new line-up: Renaud Fauconnier (Borgia, Abstusa Unde, Ketelo Trop, Psy K Trip): guitar, Vincent Liard (Lonah, Desert Orange): bass, Thomas Jacquelin: drums, Axel Wursthorn (ex-Carnival In Coal): keyboard, arrangements (studio), Emmanuel "El Worm" Levy (ex-Carnival in Coal): vocals, guitar.
The band has also launched a new MySpace page, and published a full preview track from the upcoming album "Posthume," which is entitled "Les Noces sans Retouest." The song features a guest appearance of Carnivore's Paul Bento on sitar.
Black Label Society has announced that they will be releasing their new, as-yet untitled studio album on August 10th worldwide. The album will be distributed in North America by E1 Music, in Europe through Roadrunner and in Australia via Riot! Entertainment. A recent message from the band reads as follows:
"If Ozzfest isn't coming to your US city or country outside US..hang tight BLS will be continuing on with a Worldwide tour beginning with Ozzfest and continuing through the end of 2011!"
There's a lot going on in the Deftones camp. First, the band just announced that they will perform a Myspace Secret Show on May 8 at Teatro Tivoli in Lisbon. Doors open at 22:00, first come first served.
The Deftones will also perform an hour long global webcast live from Dallas on May 4th, 2010. The band will perform live and take questions from fans who log into USTREAM.TV/DEFTONES on May 4th at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.
Ten years ago Deftones broke boundaries by being one of the first artists to broadcast a live show online on the day of their White Pony release. With a new album, Diamond Eyes dropping on May 4th 2010 the band will do it again, but this time with crowd participation. Before their live performance fans questions will be answered live on their release day at USTREAM.TV/DEFTONES.
Finally, the band has been posting a series of "The Creation of Diamond Eyes." You can catch up on the first four webisodes below. More...
Akron, Ohio based metallers Rue have announced the following three upcoming U.S. live shows:
5/1 2010 The Mailbox w/ Maegashira & Year of the Pig Lansing, Michigan , US
6/12 2010 Now That’s Class w/ Storm King, Red Sun & Deathcrawl Cleveland, Ohio , US
7/9 2010 Metal Shaker Chicago, Illinois, US
You can also check out sample Rue tracks via the band's MySpace page.
California thrashers Detente kicked off their European tour in late April, and were scheduled to perform tonight in Frankfurt. The band has now canceled that appearance due to sickness, and issued the following brief comment: "DÉTENTE is canceling their show at Die Halle in Frankfurt tonight due to an illness in the band. We apologize to those who were planning on attending and hope we can reschedule."
The upcoming Detente tour dates are as follows:
5/2 2010 The Rambler Eindhoven
5/5 2010 Rock City Zurich
5/6 2010 Hafenklang Hamburg
5/7 2010 N.V.A Club Ludwigsfelde
5/8 2010 Amnesie Berlin, Berlin
5/21 2010 Betong Oslo, Oslo
French act Reverence has issued the following announcement about working on new material:
"When the composition of Inactive Theocracy has been completed (February of 2009), we thought at first working on a dark and slow album ... (may be in a Chamber of Divine Elaboration way...). Nowadays, the result is totally different: The new tracks are brutal, tortured, violent ... Our conclusion: our path continued widening in the violence and experimentation, in ways we have not yet explored. Currently, we are working the visual, theme and lyrics of this album."
In the mean time you can hear current Reverence tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Brazil's Shadowside has uploaded a music video for the song "Hideaway" from the "Dare to Dream" album, which can be viewed after the jump. The album was produced and mixed by Dave Schiffman and Howie Weinberg. The video, which was directed, produced, and edited by Luiz Felipe Amorim, took place in an abandoned garage in their hometown Santos, Brazil. It features the band performing as well as lead singer Dani Nolden playing the main character. The band issued the following statement about the video and recruiting a new bassist:
"The song talks about people who are misunderstood, mistreated and put down by society for their whole lives, for the sole reason of being different and unusual. In this case, we portrayed it on a more personal level and showed a teenage girl accused by her mother of painting masks to disrespect her, to be aggressive, while all she wants is to express herself and ends up hiding who she really is. Also the band officially announces new bass player Ricardo Piccoli, who has been playing for the past few concerts. As well as an experient musician, Piccoli is also a producer."
Piccoli commented: "It was a pleasant surprise when I received the band's invitation and it's a huge pleasure to be part of the Shadowside family. I hadn't been as active as a musician, I was mostly producing. It feels great to be back on stage with these guys." More...
Norway's Thunderbolt has checked in with the following update about mixing their new album:
"Hi! We are in the mixing mode and doing the last finish on a couple of songs! It will still be a while before the final result is ready, but we are slowly getting there. Meanwhile we are starting to work on the cover art for our upcoming album, our Marius coming up with a great idea. We are rehearsing for our gigg at Basinfirefest in july and for the september tour, supporting Tim 'Ripper' Owens and his band."
Thunderbolt also has the following upcoming tour dates:
7/3 2010 Basinfirefest Spálené Porící, CZ
9/9 2010 John Dee Oslo, NO
9/10 2010 By Scenen Haugesund, NO
9/11 2010 Folkets Hus Ålvik, NO
9/12 2010 Sticky fingers Gothenburg, SE
9/14 2010 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, DE
9/15 2010 Ballroom Hamburg, DE
9/16 2010 K17 Berlin, DE
9/17 2010 Krushfest-FESTIVAL Jaslo, PL
9/18 2010 Stodola-FESTIVAL Warsaw, PL
9/19 2010 Venue (TBA) Wroclaw, PL
9/21 2010 Exit Music Hall Prague, CZ
9/22 2010 Faval Music Brno, CZ
9/23 2010 Randal Klub Bratislava, SK
9/24 2010 Viper Room Vienna, AT
9/25 2010 Club Mocvara Zagreb, HU
9/26 2010 Matrioska Modena, IT
10/23 2010 Glassheim Jevnaker, NO
10/29 2010 Rust Scene Ørsta, NO
Los Angeles act Fallen Figure has issued the following update about recruiting a new bassist and drummer:
"As some of you may noticed at our recent shows, things are looking a little different. For one, we are now a full five piece band and sounding thicker and sexier then ever thanks to the addition of ex-Aybsmal Dawn bass player Carlos Arriola. You also may have noticed that Gabe turned white, don't be alarmed...I'm just making a tasteless race joke. But in all seriousness, we're sad to inform you that Gabe, one of our best friends and one of the sickest drummers that we've ever had the privilege of playing with is no longer a part of Fallen Figure. We shared some fucking awesome times with him in never ending van rides filled with his giggles and snores. We will miss you bro! In the end, Gabe wound up being bound to a job in Los Angeles which kept him from being able to commit himself fully to this band and achieving the collective dream that we set out to live.
"We want to be on the road constantly, and he just couldn't position himself to do that with us. Gabe will still be around the area tearing shit up with his new band Euphoric Defilement and doing session work for anybody willing. With that being said, we'd like to announce the addition of our new drummer Nick Ursich. He's a retardedly talented drummer that has already brought in a whole new vibe and element to our existing songs and live shows. We can't wait to see what our new material will morph into with these two new ingredients added to the mix.
"What the future holds, no one knows. But what is certain is that we will be here, writing music, then recording that music, and then sitting in a dirty van for hours upon hours to play that music for you! So be a pal, come to a show and check out our set, some merch, have fun and make new friends, then drive home, tell all your old friends about us, go to sleep, wake up, take a morning dump, and live the rest of your lives. We will have more updates soon, so stay posted!"
Italian Gothic act Incubo Corps has posted another new track online. The new song "The Last Summer," along with the previously uploaded tracks "Carnival of Sins," "LSD (Lust and Sex With Death)," "Mental Havoc," and "Melancolia and Sinland," are avaialble for streaming at the official Incubo Corps MySpace page.
Nu-metal veterans Limp Bizkit have posted a brand new song online entitled, "Why Try." You can check out the song by heading to the band official website. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Gold Cobra" which is scheduled to be released later this year through Interscope Records. "Gold Cobra" is the first full length album to feature the groups original lineup since 2000's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavoured Water."