Metal News for May 10, 2011
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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories from metal shows. This week Jeff of Hull goes all the way back to his teens to tell a story from a Meshuggah and Slayer show:
Back in my mid-teens I was lucky enough, or unlucky enough, depending on how you look at it to live in the Philly area. In the decrepit streets of this city you will find ye ole' Electric Factory. It just so happened that on one particular day Meshuggah was opening up for Slayer so all around a fucking TITs show. The show began with the standard philly practice of heavy drinking and passing out on nitris in the parking lot. One van had about 12 tanks in it but that's another story. After chugging a handful of beers and numerous blabbering conversations in a super low toned nitris voice I walked into the venue.
Meshuggah eventually went on. It was awesome! But that is not where the story is... While waiting for Slayer to go on I found myself way in the back of the club because, well, that's where the beers are. I don't know about you but if you are going to see Slayer you need to get as close as humanly possible and go bat-shit crazy. So how does one get through a packed house of muscle bound freaks, biker dudes, and general Philly shit-heads, especially all of whom are just waiting for the moment when Slayer hits the stage. Here's how, crowd mother fucking surfing.
I realize this is normally an act done properly while a band is actually playing or if you are into getting touched on every inch of your body by strangers, mostly dude strangers. I was not into any of that but Slayer I was. So FUCK IT. I patted the guy in front of me on the shoulder. He turned his head, I pointed up with as sincere a face as I could make. Without hesitation his hands folded below his waist, I jump on and here goes my god damn ride. Most people would turn around and show signs of absolute confusion. Again, one van, 12 tanks. There were a few moments I felt violated but I guess that's the price you pay. I was almost dropped about 8 times due to unsuspecting dudes high as fuck or tripping on that weeks colored gel tap. Luckily for me I am a lanky twig of a man (that's what she said) so I was easily caught by some random person who some how cared about someone besides themselves, weird, doesn't fit in at a Slayer show I know. But in the end I MADE IT! Front row! Right in the face of it all. Within landing there no more than 30 seconds went by and BOOM! Slayer hits the stage, I hit the closest person I see and thus the mosh-pit is born.
Hull has been putting the finishing touches on their upcoming new album since tearing it up at SXSW as part of a tour with Batillus. Check out their tour diary here. The band's sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the "Viking Funeral" EP) and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). The record is slated for release this summer with another bout of live dates to follow.
Check back next Tuesday as we share more Pit Stories.
Daemonicus has posted recording footage online of the band's time in C.C.H.B. studio working on a second full-length album. You can check out the clip below, or find the band's latest studio update at this location.
Marduk has posted the song "Warschau 2 - Headhunter Halfmoon" online, which is off the band's upcoming EP "Iron Dawn" (reviewed here). You can check out the song in the player below.
The EP's track listing is as follows, and the artwork can be viewed after the jump:
1. Warschau 2: Headhunter Halfmoon
2. Wacht Am Rhein: Drumbeats Of Death
3. Prochorovka: Blood And Sunflowers More...
Canadian metallers Cancer Bats are set to take the world by storm this year, with several scheduled international appearances coming up within the approaching months. See below for all current tour dates for Cancer Bats, including Rockfest on June 18th and Scene Fest on June 26th (both in Canada), as well as Sonisphere on July 10th in Knebworth, UK. The band plans to finish up the writing process for a new album this summer.
w/ 3 INCHES OF BLOOD
5/10 Moncton, NB, CN @ Manhattan
5/11 Charlottetown, PEI, CN @ Hunters Ale House
5/12 Moncton, NC, CN @ Manhattan
5/13 Halifax, NS, CN @ Paragon
5/14 Halifax, NS, CN @ Pavilion
5/15 Fredericton, NB, CN @ Nicky Zee's
5/16 Trois Rivières, QC, CN @ Le Dartagnan
5/17 Ottawa, ON, CN @ Ritual
5/18 Kingston, ON, CN @ Time To Laugh
5/19 Toronto, ON, CN @ Mod Club
5/20 London, ON, CN @ Rumrunners
5/21 Sudbury, ON, CN @ Jubilee Hall
5/24 Regina, SK, CN @ Distrikt
5/25 Edmonton, AB, CN @ Starlite
5/26 Calgary, AB, CN @ Gateway
5/27 Kelowna, BC, CN @ Flashbacks
5/28 Vancouver, BC, CN @ Rickshaw
5/29 Victoria, BC, CN @ Sugar
5/31 Yorkton, SK, CN @ The Legion
MISCELLANEOUS SUMMER DATES:
6/18 Montebello, Quebec, CN @ ROCKFEST
6/26 St. Catharines, CN @ SCENE FEST
6/30 Utrecht, Ekko Netherlands
7/2 Nr Leipzig, With Full Force @ Tent Stage Germany
7/4 Vienna, Austria @ B72
7/5 Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock for People
7/6 Kosice, Slovakia @ Collosseum
7/8 Kvinesdal, Norway @ Rock Festival
7/9 Shepton, Mallet, UK @ NASS Festival - Support Millencolin
7/10 Knebworth, UK @ Sonisphere
After premiering the new song "To Her Darkness" through Metalunderground.com, In Solitude has now posted another new track online. Head over to StereoGum.com here to check out the exclusive premiere of the final single and title track off "The World. The Flesh. The Devil."
The track listing is as follows:
1. The World, The Flesh, The Devil
2. We Were Never Here
3. Serpents Are Rising
4. Poisoned, Blessed, and Burned
6. To Her Darkness
7. Dance of the Adversary
8. On Burning Paths
In other news, In Solitude is confirmed to play 2011's Maryland Death Fest on Saturday, May 28th. In Solitude's performance at MDF marks the band's first U.S. appearance.
Black metal cultivators Wolves in the Throne Room are currently fully immersed in the process of harvesting their next full-length album.
The new album, though still untitled, will be the third Wolves in the Throne Room full-length for Southern Lord Recordings. Aaron and Nathan Weaver, the founding and only full-time members of the band, will collaborate once again with producer/mystic Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Boris) who produced the band's "Two Hunters" and "Black Cascade" albums.
This week Aaron Weaver supplied some insight on the creation of the new album by saying, "I got into a daily rhythm of greeting the weak winter sun in the morning, working outside in the rain until midday, then retiring to our studio to work on the music late into the night. I did this nearly every day for two months. Quite a monastic lifestyle actually. I didn't see many people. We were totally lost inside the record. Once the record was conceived from beginning to end, we met with Randall and started to slowly build the tracks at his studio in Seattle. I think that this album will be the best thing that Wolves in the Throne Room has created. We've never been able to devote this much time to writing and recording. It feels like this will be the culmination of everything we've done up to this point."
In addition to the Weaver brothers, the album will also feature vocal contributions from Jessika Kenny, who contributed to the "Two Hunters" album.
More information on the album will be brought forth in the coming weeks, as the band completes the album and prepare for a busy year of Wolves in the Throne Room actions worldwide.
Harpoon will enter Bricktop Recording this coming June to record the band's sophomore record "Deception Among Birds." Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Millions, Black September) will once again be handling the engineering duties after recording the band's first first full-length "Double Gnarly / Triple Suicide" (Released on Interloper). A press release from the band also stated:
"It's 2011 and Harpoon still refuse to sell out and get some fallable human to compliment their trusty drum machine. Their personnel is minimal... the riffs are maximum.
"The guitar performance within Harpoon is delivered with a fluidity not often heard from bands associated with the terms 'grind' or 'powerviolence.' Make no mistake - there's nothing 'soft' about this pile driving onslaught - you can simply sense the ease of execution in Dean Costello's playing.
"He isn't new to this. In addition to Costello, Harpoon singer Toney Vast-Binder has been reunited with bass player D.J. Barraca (Lair of the Minotaur). There's enough metal pedigree here to pique the interest of even the most skeptical metal maven (7000 Dying Rats, Lair Of The Minotaur, Gun Kata, and on and on). 'Deception Among Birds' veers slightly from the premise of the first full-length ('Double Gnarly / Triple Suicide' released on Interloper) in that it takes some time to stop and smell the corpses. There are exercises in dronery that re-oxygenate the listener just enough to spear them with another sharpened assault from the part-man, part-machine, all-shredding Harpoon."
"Deception Among Birds" is slated for release through Seventh Rule in September on analog and digital formats. Tour dates will be announced soon, including a proper set of West Coast shows leading up to the release. A demo version of the forthcoming album track "To The Tall Trees" has been posted online and can be heard in the player below.
Brazil’s heavy metal act Shadowside recently revealed the cover art for the band’s upcoming studio album "Inner Monster Out." The album will be available for digital download next month on SHP Records.
Shadowside will also film a music video for the first single “Angel with Horns” later this month in Campinas, Brazil with director Thiago Pinheiro of Studio Kaiowas. “The song is about someone trying to escape their own boring reality by putting their hopes in one disturbing and mysterious person that's pure evil, though innocent as an angel at the same time,” said vocalist Dani Nolden.
"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 tBjörn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility), and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil). The track listing is as follows:
1. Gag Order
2. Angel with Horns
4. In the Name of Love
5. Inner Monster Out (featuring Björn "Speed" Strid, Mikael Stanne, and Niklas Isfeldt)
6. I'm Your Mind
7. My Disrupted Reality
8. A Smile Upon Death
9. Whatever Our Fortune
11. Waste of Life
Madrid, Spain’s Looking For An Answer will see the release of the band's new full-length "Eterno Treblinka" this June via Relapse. "Eterno Treblinka," which shares a title with the Charles Patterson book about animal rights, was recorded at FDS and VRS studios in Madrid and was engineered by Samuel Ruiz.
The album includes 16 brand new tracks as well as a cover of Fear Of God’s “Running Through The Blood.” The album will drop on June 7th, and a vinyl pressing will be available through Power It Up in Europe and Deep Six in North America. The cover artwork can be viewed below.
Looking For An Answer is also among the headliners at this year’s Play Fast Or Don’t Fest held the weekend of July 29th - 30th. Play Fast Or Don’t is an annual DIY festival held at an airport hanger in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. More...
To mark the upcoming release of Across Tundras' brand new album, "Sage," Neurot Recordings is now hosting another free track for all to consume. Check out the song "Tchulu Junction" by clicking here. The previously released track "Hijo de Desierto" and more information on the band can be found at the Across Tundras artist page. "Sage" is set for North American release on Tuesday, May 17th, and one day earlier in Europe.
The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:
5/14/2011 Little Hamilton - Nashville, TN w/ Red Forest Hunter, Campaign
5/19/2011 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN w/ Forks of Ivory
5/20/2011 The Coffee Pot - Roanoke, VA w/ Crank
5/21/2011 Talking Head - Baltimore, MD w/ Admiral Browning
5/22/2011 Krugs - Frederick, MD w/ Admiral Browning
5/23/2011 The Firehouse Grill - Fairfax, VA w/ Akris, Ancient Astronaught, Admiral Browning
5/24/2011 Meatlocker - Montclair, NJ
5/25/2011 JR's Bar - Philadelphia, PA w/ Ominous Black
5/26/2011 Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY w/ Ominous Black, Yorba Linda
5/27/2011 Elm's - New Haven, CT w/ Sea of Bones
5/28/2011 The Depot - York, PA w/ Wrath of Typhon
5/29/2011 Badlands - Syracuse, NY w/ Sparhawk, Rust Empire, The Making
5/30/2011 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY w/ Sonorous Gale, Dirt Eyes
5/31/2011 Garfield Artworks - Pittsburgh, PA
6/01/2011 Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Main Street Gospel
6/02/2011 Memories Bar - Chicago, IL w/ Angel Eyes, Sunsplitter
6/03/2011 Mayday Northside - Cincinnati, OH w/ Beneath Oblivion, Valley of the Sun
6/04/2011 The Green Lantern - Louisville, KY w/ Below, Stampede
Chile's Undertaker of the Damned has announced the band's second full-length album will be titled "Lords of the Extreme Mockery." A new song from the album, titled "The Horde of Dibbuk," can be heard in the player below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Horde of Dibbuk
2. Nest of Vipers
3. False Creed
4. Emperors of Life
5. Lords of the Extreme Mockery
6. In Violence, We Fund Pleasure
Finnish funeral doom group Profetus is now finishing the band's upcoming second album, which will be titled "…to Open the Passages in Dusk." The album is currently set to be released in summer 2011 through Weird Truth productions. Profetus commented on the release:
"The album, consisting playing time of one hour, and 4 solemn and majestic tracks is again invoking the stream of Dark Scandinavian Doom Metal at its finest. Profetus paints with the brush of long-known tradition, leading the listener towards the sole essence of Scandinavian mind – picturing a desolate landscape, where the gloomy mist circles the thousand lakes, tasting the soil, cascading to the cold air into piercing northern light."
The track listing is as follows:
1. When Autumn Cries a Fiery Canticle
2. The Watchers Dusk
3. The Shoreless
4. Burn, Lanterns of Eve
Michigan black metal act Winterus has updated the band's Facebook profile with the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Nathan Barnes and drummer Cody McCoy:
"Its very sad to announce that Nathan and Cody are leaving Winterus to pursue job and other obligations. While every band grows, changes will occur. We have fill-ins for tour but will be trying out for a Permanent Lead Guitar position in the mean time. HAILS!
"We wish the best to the awesome musicians and people that they are, we have had some great times and had our share of not so good ones but it's not over till were fucking dead!"
Modern U.K. metallers The Soulless (formerly Ignominious Incarceration) are due to release their new album "Isolated" next week in Europe. The band has now released a brand new track from "Isolated" ahead of the European release. You can listen to the new track, "Clones", on the band's new official website at this location.
The Soulless also recently released a new music video for the track "Unaltered," which can be viewed at this location.
The full track listing for "Isolated" is as follows:
2. The Path
4. 13th Morning
5. New Perspective
8. Our Return
9. Unite Us
10. You Are Nothing To Me
11. Without Heart
"Isolated" is due to be released in Europe on May 16th and in North America on June 7th.
Avenged Sevenfold, which recently released a new single online, has posted a music video for "So Far Away." You can check out the clip below, and a press release from the band states:
"This video is a raw and emotional tribute to Avenged Sevenfold's late drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan and celebrates the long-time friendship the band members have shared since forming A7X in Huntington Beach, CA, in 1999. The video was directed by Wayne Isham, who has directed videos for such artists as Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, and Def Leppard, among many others. The heartfelt quality of the video is in keeping with the emotional resonance of the song, a very personal goodbye to Sullivan that appears on the band's album Nightmare."
North Carolina doom metallers Hour Of 13 are due to perform at the premiere of the new movie, "Slow Southern Steel," on June 4th at the Little Rock Film Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas.
"Slow Southern Steel" is a documentary film which peers into the world of metal music in the American South. The film features live footage and personal interviews with the very people who have created this music, including Hour Of 13's own vocalist, Ben Hogg. A trailer for the movie can be viewed below.
Hour Of 13 is due to kick off a U.S. tour with Kylesa on May 25th. See the bands performing live on the following dates:
May 25 - Charlotte, NC - Casbah, Tremont Music Hall
May 26 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
May 28 - Buffalo, NY - Sound Lab
May 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 31 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
June 01 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
June 02 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee Theater
The Ocean has spent the last few weeks making its way through North America on The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek, with headliners Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy, and Cephalic Carnage on select dates. AOL’s Noisecreep is currently hosting a teaser video the band created on tour. To witness some documented clips of the mayhem from the comfort of your computer chair, check out the video clip below.
The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
5/10/2011 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
5/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
5/12/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2011 Rockettown – Nashville, TN
5/14/2011 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Scottish death metal act Cerebral Bore is among the latest bands to be confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK. Cerebral Bore will be performing on the Sophie Lancaster Stage, and playing alongside a bill that includes the likes of Motorhead, Morbid Angel, At The Gates, and more. Bloodstock takes place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire from August 12th - 14th.
Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments:
"Bloodstock! Fuck yes! I've heard so much about this festival, and in all honesty I never thought we'd end up on the bill. Really looking forward to sharing the bill with Lemmy's wart, Morbid Angel, At the Gates and Napalm Death - it's gonna be a great way to welcome us back to the UK after our US tour and, after a bunch of festivals across Europe, it will be awesome to finally play one on home soil. As one of the most brutal bands on the bill, you can expect that we'll go all out for you, a full-on fucking annihilating performance. Come and see us on the Sophie Lancaster stage, or don't and regret it forever."
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
May 20 - Aberdeen, UK - Tunnels
May 22 - Newcastle, UK - Northumberland Arms
May 31 - New York, NY - Port 41 Club More...
German death metal act Morgoth has announced the band is re-forming, and has posted a reunion teaser trailer that can be seen below.
The band’s 2011 line-up is as follows:
Marc Grewe – Vocals
Harry Busse – Guitar
Sebastian Swart – Guitar
Marc Reign – Drums
Sotirios "Soti" Kelekidis – Bass
Turisas has announced upcoming headlining shows to occur Spain and Portugal. Warlord Nygård comments from the midst of the band's U.S. tour:
"We've always had a very strong support on the Iberian peninsula and we're of course extremely happy about that. Over the years we've often been over there as part of a support act, but we felt we owed our fans in Spain & Portugal some proper headline shows for a change. We've been trying to make this happen for ages, but it's taken time. So now we're definitely coming, make you turn up and show your support! I'm sure we'll have some amazing shows happening! We think this trip will prove that bands could do so much more on the Iberian peninsula, if they had the courage to just go a bit further and explore it. We are super excited about it! Let's paint Iberia black and red together!"
The band will play the following dates:
(in cooperation with RockZone Magazine)
17 May Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES
19 May Sala El Tren, Granada, ES
20 May Sala Heineken, Madrid, ES
21 May Ola Green, A Coruna, ES
22 May Sala Totem, Pamplona, ES
24 May Cine Teatro Corrois, Lisboa, PT
25 May Hard Club, Porto, PT
You can also check out the Turisas music video for "Stand Up and Fight" by heading over here.
The Psyke Project has posted footage online of the release party for "Ebola," the band's new vinyl split album with As We Fight. The video clip can be viewed below.
You can also find the complete track listing and details on the split album by heading over to this location.
Legion of the Damned recently split with guitarist Richard Ebisch, and the band has now announced Twan van Geel as his replacement. "After guitarist Richard Ebisch quite the band around 3 weeks ago we have not been sitting still" says singer Maurice Swinkels, "The day after Richard's departure I already had in mind to call guitarist Twan van Geel, I've known him for more than 10 years already and I knew he would be the perfect replacement."
"I called Twan that evening to tell him the situation in Legion of the damned and asked him if he would be intrested in a meeting with Harold, Erik and me, it didn't really took long before he called me back and said he would be looking forward to it" explains Maurice.
Twan commented: "It was really a surprise when Maurice called me. We have known eachother for some years but he has never called me on the phone before, so I knew that whatever he was about to tell me had a special meaning, I knew that he would not call me about the weather of course (laughs). Asking me to be their new guitar player struck me as a bomb, Legion of the damned has become a band that no one can deny or go around it of course. Therefore it didn't really took me a long time before I decided to take the shot and meet the rest of the gang." More...
As was previously announced, Macbeth and vocalist Olli parted ways in late 2010. Massacre Records has now announced the band has recruited Tobias Stein as a new vocalist, and Macbeth has re-recorded an old song with Tobias.
You can listen to the new version of the 1985 track "Höllenfeuer" at the band's MySpace page by heading over here. The band also has the following upcoming live shows:
22.07.2011 DE Bertingen - RUDE Open Air
19.08.2011 DE Zella Mehlis - Arena
Macbeth's current lineup is as follows:
Ralf Klein - Guitar
Hanjo Papst - Bass
Alexander Kopp - Guitar
Simon Mengs - Drums
Tobias Stein - Vocals
The full track listing for Lion Music's Japan benefit album "Embrace the Sun," which includes songs from Infinity Overture and Overdrive, has now been announced. The track listing and artwork can be viewed below. Further details on the project are available here.
01. Mattsson – Mother
02. Milan Polak – End Of Time
03. Anthriel – Circle Of Life
04. Airless – Second Chance
05. Dreyelands – Life Is Worth The Pain
06. Ashent - Disappearance
07. Mastercastle - Sakura
08. Locomotive Breath - Rise Up (Perspective of The Common Man)
09. Grönholm - Believe
10. Marco Sfogli - Stand Alone
11. Mindsplit - Guardian Angel
12. Missing Tide - Falling
13. Infinity Overture - Do You Care?
14. Jennifer Batten - Sakura Season
01. Overdrive - New Beginning (Arata Na Staato)
02. Emir Hot - Fear of the Storm
03. Venturia - On the Brink
04. Mistheria - Kibou
05. Section A - Survive
06. Status Minor - Drama
07. Mastermind - Time Stands Still
08. Tomorrow's Eve - Black Barren Lands
09. Iron Mask - Sons of the Sun
10. Astra - Voice from Within
11. Benny Jansson- Savior
12. Early Cross - Cairn
13. Winterlong - Failed Connection
14. The Lions - Embrace the Sun More...
Militia has issued the following announcement about "The Second Coming," which is a re-issue of "They Sybling" EP with bonus material:
"This is the first authorized vinyl re-issue of "The Sybling" EP. There were only 100 originals pressed back in 1985. This re-issue is also a limited edition release, with only 750 produced in black vinyl and 250 in silver vinyl. Each track was remastered by Patrick W. Engel in January 2011.
"'The Second Coming' also features the 'Regiments Of Death' and 'No Submission' demos, along with 2 bonus tracks. In addition, there is a 4-page booklet with photo collages, as well as a 22" x 33" poster with a collage of fliers from Militia shows from 1984-1986."
The track listing is as follows:
- Side 1 -
Objective Termination (The Sybling EP 1986)
Salem Square (The Sybling EP 1986)
The Sybling (The Sybling EP 1986)
Thrash to Destroy (Regiments of Death Demo 1985, completed 2008)
Onslaught (Rehearsal 1984)
- Side 2 -
Metal Axe (Regiments of Death Demo 1985)
Search for Steel (Regiments of Death Demo 1985)
Regiments of Death (Regiments of Death Demo 1985)
Talking to the Stone (No Submission Demo 1986)
No Submission (No Submission Demo 1986)
Taiwanese death metallers Revilement, who recorded a cover of "Sex and Violence" for Metalunderground.com's recently released Peter Steele tribute album, have now issued the following update about releasing a new album:
"Revilement is currently looking for labels in Asia, South America, and Australia to release our upcoming album, 'Pillars of Balance.' Coyote Records is already on board to release it in Europe and North America. The album will feature 11 tracks of pure brutality, and the artwork has been expertly handled by the legendary Jon Zig."
You can also check out studio footage from the "Pillars of Balance" recording sessions by heading over here.
Gorgoroth has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming live show in Bergen:
"At the request of the concert organizer, the Gorgoroth concert at Det akademiske kvarter in Bergen, Norway, on 20 May 2011, will regretfully have to be canceled. Information on how to get ticket refunds will be posted at this location in the next few days."
"Under the Sign of Hell 2011" - the re-recording of Gorgoroth's third album - will be released by Regain Records on June 20th, 2011. On the album, Pest and Infernus repeat their roles as vocalist and guitarist/bassist, respectively, from the original 1996 recording, while Tomas Asklund handles the drums.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Revelation of Doom
3. Funeral Procession
4. Profetens åpenbaring
5. Ødeleggelse og undergang
6. Blood Stains the Circle
7. The Rite of Infernal Invocation
8. The Devil Is Calling
The band also commented on an upcoming new album: "As for the still untitled next Gorgoroth album consisting of new material: 66.6% of the material has now been written, and work on the album is continuing at a steady pace. If all goes according to plan, the album will be recorded later this year."
A special career spanning retrospective box set of Swedish black/viking metal pioneers Bathory will be released on July 18th through PlaticHead.com, in honour of the band's founder Quorthon, who passed away on June 3rd 2004. The set will only be released on vinyl and will include the following items:
-- 3 double gatefold LP's
-- 48 page booklet
-- Bathory 'Goat' poster (70x100cm)
-- picture disc recreation of the original Bathory Yellow Goat 1984 pressing of the debut album.
The track listing is as follows: More...
New live footage has been made available by Superskum Productions featuring Heathen performing "Dying Season" in Denver, Colorado. You can view the footage in the player below.
Greek thrash metal outfit Suicidal Angels has posted their new music video online for the song, "Final Dawn." You can check it out below. The track comes from the group's latest studio album, "Dead Again," which was released last November through NoiseArt Records. More...
Irish extreme metal outfit Primordial has entered the album charts in a number of European countries with their latest studio album, "Redemption At The Puritan's Hand." Speaking on the success, frontman AA Nemtheanga stated:
"What goes around comes around my friends, you can't keep a good band down, whatever the cliche might be! The industry may have changed vastly even since we released To the nameless dead but for a band like Primordial that resolutely goes against the grain without compromise charting at #31 is still a remarkable achievement so thanks to everyone who has supported the band through thick and thin over the last 20 years and to Metal Blade for their part in our gradual ascent since the release of The gathering wilderness. Coming from such an underdog nation as Ireland this is also a fantastic moment, we have had to work several times as hard as others to get to this point but no harm, it has given us character and the willpower to keep going regardless of what's thrown at us. So cheers and have a drink on us. See you down the front."
The chart positions are as follows:
Finland (Rumba charts / only record store sales): #4
It has been announced that thrash metal icons Metallica will headline the forthcoming "Rock the Hill" festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 14, 2011.
General-admission tickets are priced at $99.50 with a limited amount of special VIP tickets available for $199.50. VIP ticket holders will have access to the front of stage pit, their own entrance and concessions, and separate washrooms from General-admission ticket holders.
The event is set to take place on July 14, 2011 on the Garrisons Grounds of Citadel Hill in Halifax and will also feature performances from Coheed and Cambria, Protest the Hero, Matt Mays and Seether. A trailer for the event is available for viewing below.
Reunited nu-metal act System of a Down has announced that it will be participating in the forthcoming Rock In Rio festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between September 23 - October 2, 2011 in Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include;
GUNS N' ROSES
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Swedish metal act Katatonia has revealed the tentative track listing for its forthcoming live concert DVD. The DVD was filmed during the band's recent concert in London, England which was part of the band's 20th-anniversary celebrations. You can view the tentative track list for the as-yet-untitled release as well as footage from the event below.
Set 1: Last Fair Deal Gone Down
3. We Must Bury You
5. I Transpire
6. Tonight's Music
7. Clean Today
8. The Future Of Speech
9. Passing Bird
10. Sweet Nurse
11. Don't Tell a Soul
14. My Twin
15. I Break
16. Right Into the Bliss
17. The Promise of Deceit
18. Wait Outside
19. The Longest Year
21. New Night
22. Dissolving Bonds
Wednesday 13, known for his work in the group Murderdolls, has posted a track online from his newly released remixes EP. You can stream the track "Scream Baby Scream" in the player below as wel as check out the EP's track listing.
1. Gimmie Gimmie Bloodshed (remixed by Koichi Fukuda/Static X)
2. No Rabbit In The Hat (remixed by Ross Smith)
3. Put Your Death Mask On (remixed by Koichi Fukuda/Static X)
4. Scream Baby Scream (remixed by Ross Smith)
5. All American Massacre (remixed by Ross Smith)
Progressive metalcore act The Devil Wears Prada has revealed a small handful of dates set to take place in Europe this coming June. You can view the full list of currently announced dates, cities and venues below.
06/03 Nurburgring, GER – Rock Am Ring
06/05 Nuremburg, GER – Rock Im Park
06/06 Dortmund, GER – FZW
06/07 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
06/08 Brussels, BEL – Magasin 4
06/11 Donington Park, UK – Download Festival
Polish extreme metal veterans Decapitated have revealed the title of its forthcoming new full length. The title of the new studio effort has been set as "Carnival Is Forever" and will see a European release on July 15, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. Decapitated guitarist Waclaw Kieltyka commented on the album's title by saying;
"Carnival: war, rape, lies, pathology, evil displayed through certain events and situations of the latest years in the world. Is Forever – I guess it doesn’t need explaining. Both in the text and the title, there is bitter irony. The author of the title and all lyrics is Jarek Szubrycht"
Europan melo-doom act Ghost Brigade has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
10/08 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
10/09 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
10/10 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
10/11 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/12 London, UK – The Underworld
10/13 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/14 Plymouth, UK – The White Rabbit
10/15 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
10/16 Paris, FRA – Nouveau Casino
10/17 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/18 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
10/19 Vienna, AUT – Arena
10/20 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
10/21 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
10/22 Essen, GER – Turock
American metal act The Acacia Strain has posted a new video online detailing its new pop-up digipack packaging for its forthcoming live album. The two disc CD set, titled "The Most Known Unknown," due for release on June 21, 2011 through Prosthetic Records and will be limited to 5000 copies.
Veil Of Maya has posted the following update online, detailing the progress of its forthcoming new studio album:
"The tracks we are demoing are coming out amazing and gives me the chills! We have spent lots of time on the road with Periphery and now working with Misha [Mansoor, producer] is an added bonus. He is beyond a genius and understands our focus for this next record.
"Things are faster, more technical and beyond any of our efforts thus far. We are also all really excited to go back overseas and play a full set for everyone over there. It’s a great line-up, so make sure you check the dates and come rage with us.”
The band also has upcoming tour dates alongside The Faceless, with details available at this location.
Fair to Midland has posted more studio footage online to promote its forthcoming new album "Arrows and Anchors.' The album is set for a North American release on July 12t, 2011 through eOne Music. You can view the new studio clip in the player below as well as check out the "Arrows and Anchors" tracklisting.
1. Heavens to Murgatroyd
2. Whiskey and Ritalin
3. Musical Chairs
5. Amarillo Sleeps on my Pillow
6. A Loophole in Limbo
7. Typhoid Mary Sends her Best
8. Short Haired Tornado
9. The Upset at Bailey Bridge
10. Rikki Tikki Tavi
11. Golden Parachutes
12. Bright Bulbs and Sharp Tools
13. Coppertank Island
14. Three Foolproof Ways to Buy the Farm
15. The Greener Grass
"Death metal party rockers" Attila have revealed that its forthcoming new album will carry the title of "Outlawed." The band have also posted some new footage from the studio online. The band are currently preparing its new studio album, which is expected for a late summer release through Artery Recordings. You can view the studio footage in the player below.
Doom metal act Sourvein has revealed the track list for its upcoming new album. The forthcoming full-length release, titled "Black Fangs," will be released on June 21, 2011 through Candlelight Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.
2. Society’s Blood
3. Night Eyes
5. Holy Transfusion
9. Bleeding Charm
10. Nocturnal/Negative Phaze