Metal News for May 10, 2005
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Wicked City Promotions has announced Bloodfest 05' at Elbos Rock Club in Dayton, Ohio on Friday, July 29th. This years event will feature 16 bands with two stages one inside and one outside. The national acts confirmed thus far include: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Divine Empire, and Animosity. Regional Acts confirmed include Enslaved To Mercy, Seconds From Disaster, Imbortir, Sore Covered Whore, and Six Shots Fired. The event will be half a day so all can attend work if need be. The event has a tentative start time of 5 P.M.
For more information, visit bloodfestdayton.com.
The following dates are now confirmed for Dark Tranquillity's South American trek. Further countries will hopefully be added soon.
Jun. 10 Monterrey, Mexico
Jun. 11 Mexico City, Mexico
Jun. 12 Maracay, Venezuela
Jun. 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jun. 19 Bogota, Colombia
In other news, Dark Tranquillity have been confirmed to play at the Metaltown festival in Gothenburg on the July 30.
The As I Lay Dying CD release show has been moved. The new show date will be JUNE 24 @ SOMA in San Diego. Old tickets will be valid for June 24th. New tickets can be purchased here.
As I Lay Dying's upcoming album, "Shadows are Security," hits stores June 14.
Soilwork frontman Speed has checked in with the report on their North American tour with Dark Tranquillity, Mnemic and Hypocrisy:
We came home yesterday, have been sleeping since then. It´s gonna take a long time melting all the impressions from the tour, all i know is that 99 % of them are very good...
The last shows on the tour went really good, i never expected such a flawless tour, you guys have been amazing on all the 26 shows!! Thank you so much for the support and thank you for giving us an amazing first headliner tour in North America, we will never forget this moment!!!
As you probably know we´ll be back soon for Ozzfest but first of all we´re very happy to present the new songs live to the european crowd on Furyfest, Graspop and Waldrock!! Can´t wait...
Talk to ya soon...
Machine Head's headline States Turn Blue To Gray tour with DevilDriver is on. Photos of the bands live from the Opera House in Toronto this past weekend have been posted at the following locations:
Earache has announced the signing of Danish Death/Thrash band Urkraft to their ranks for a worldwide multi-album deal.
Formed in the small Danish provincial town of Svendborg and now residing in Copenhagen, the five piece released their debut album 'Eternal Cosmic Slaughter' in March 2004.Set to record their second album at Antfarm studio with Tue Madsen in July/August the band warn fans to expect something altogether darker and more brutal than the already jaw dropping first record.
Front man Thomas had this to say on the communion: "When we started out we always had the "Ear-plugged" compilation in the cd-player and were of course motivated by the many cool acts featured on that cd. Now Urkraft is signing with the same label that in our eyes has been releasing some of the most important metal bands. We are looking forward to release our second album and to co-operate with Earache Records in the next chapter of Urkraft and our metal music."
I caught up with Tony (vocals) and Henkka (keyboards) from Sonata Arctica at the New England Metal Fest on April 23rd. Here’s an account of our discourse:
Gothique: You were supposed to be the supporting act for Nightwish on their North American tour but due to their cancellation you had to cut short the previously announced dates. Good thing you didn’t cancel the whole tour. More...
Evergrey's upcoming DVD, "A Night to Remember", will be screened in Gothenburg, Sweden for a one-night-only special event. The details are as follows:
Place: Biograf Draken, Gothenburg (Sweden)
Date/Time: May 27, 2005 – 9:00 p.m.
"A Night to Remember" was filmed on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden with 15 high-definition cameras by video producer Patric Ullaeus (Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir) and will include all six of the group's videos to date. A second DVD disc will include backstage material, in-depth interviews with each of the members, gear-talk, live material from the beginning of their career, festivals, old demo songs and tons of pictures. A May 23 release is expected.
Here you can watch an exclusive preview of the new Leaves' Eyes videoclip "Elegy". Since Monday, the MCD "Vinland Saga" with the single-track is in stores. Liv Kristine explains the concept of the new album here.
Also, the limited edition of “Vinland Saga” will feature loads of great bonus stuff:
VICIOUS ART, the Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with bassist Jörgen Sandström (The Project Hate, ex-Entombed, Grave), have posted the following message on their official web site:
"It has been awhile since the last update but not much have been going lately. We keep on writing new material for the next album and the stuff so far sounds really good! It is way to early to say what direction we are heading but fans of the debut album will not be disappointed.
"We have some news on the gig front! We have two more shows coming up this month! First off is Hamar, Norway the 14th of May, at Grotta! Also playing that night is WYRUS! Second show is Stockholm, at Pub Anchor the 19th of May! We have some plans to record our first video at these two shows so please come and start a riot of violence!!"
British doomsters CATHEDRAL will enter New Rising studios later this month with producer Warren Ryker (Down, Crowbar) to record their eighth full-length album.
Tentatively titled "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", the follow-up to 2002's "The VIIth Coming" marks the band's debut release for new home, Nuclear Blast.
When asked to comment, vocalist Lee Dorrian had this to say: "We're are really excited about the new material, it's a lot heavier and slightly more unusual than our last album. It will be an album of two halfs, shall we say; though I'm not really going to give much more away than that, at this stage."
After a career lasting over 15 years, the band have seen many trends come and go, yet have continued forge ahead with their own interpretation of classic metal/rock with dark psychedelic/progressive leanings, seemingly non-fazed by the ever-changing face of modern metal. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Tree of Life & Death", "Upon Azraels Wings", "Corpsecycle" and "Oro the Manslayer".
"The Garden Of Unearthly Delights" will once again feature the epic artwork of long-standing CATHEDRAL sleeve artist Dave Patchett. The album is scheduled for an autumn release.
Drummer Erik Sayenga has left DYING FETUS "due to circumstances beyond his control," according to an official statement.
Commented Erik: "DYING FETUS are a great band and I want to thank the other members of FETUS, the cool people we have met on the road and all the fans for the good times.I am unable to continue playing in this band but I wish DYING FETUS all the best of luck in all they do."
Danish extreme metallers PANZERCHRIST have announced the addition of keyboardist Dea Lillelund (also in FAIRYTALE ABUSE) to the group's ranks.
As previously reported, PANZERCHRIST have parted ways with drummer Reno Kiilerich (DIMMU BORGIR, EXMORTEM, VILE). Replacing Reno behind the kit is Michael Pedersen (ex-EXMORTEM).
PANZERCHRIST recently signed a new deal with Neurotic Records. "Work on the new album is going really well," the band write on their web site. "The new material will be heavier and more brutal."
PANZERCHRIST's fourth album, "Room Service", was released in September 2003 through Mighty Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Soul Collector" was recorded at Antfarm Studio with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, KONKHRA) and features 11 songs, including a "blasting" version of METAL CHURCH's eponymously-titled anthem.