Metal News for May 11, 2009
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Chile's BATTLERAGE, who has collaborated in the past with their version of "Necropolis" for the MANILLA ROAD tribute album "The Riddle Masters," has announced through their label Metal-On-Metal Records the release of their upcoming material titled, "Blood, Fire & Steel."
In 2006 BATTLERAGE recorded what was to be their sophomore album, but due to the problems with their former label, that material has never seen the light of day. In fall 2008 the band entered the studio to record those songs again. Their second album will finally come out in September 2009.
There was a lot of buzz around Alberta before Testament unleashed their blistering brand of thrash at the MacEwan Hall Ballroom May 6.
And after their all too short 30-minute set at Monsters of Rock last summer, there were a lot of fans across Alberta awaiting the band's return, this time as headliner.
“After seeing them with absolutely horrible sound & a short set at Monsters Of Rock, it'll be cool to see them with decent sound & a full set,” enthused one Calgary fan before the show. More...
South Carolina black metal band, Lecherous Nocturne, has posted a song, "When Single Shines The Trippled Sun," on their MySpace page. The song comes off their last album, "The Age of Miracles Has Passed," which was released on October 21st 2008 via Unique Leader Records. The band has also issued the following message:
"We are shooting a video for 'When Single Shines The Trippled Sun' at the beginning of June with Producer Garrett Williams who shot 'Just War Theory' The video should be out by August."
Therion has issued the following announcement about their upcoming CD/DVD release:
"After the phenomenal last studio album 'Gothic Kabbalah' (2007), easily THERION..s most stunning effort since 'Theli', and the follow-up live CD 'Live Gothic' (2008), THERION mastermind and only remaining founding member Christofer Johnsson decided to go for a rather special project: the band..s appearance at the remarkable and renowned International Opera Festival in Miskolc / Hungary in 2007 was taped on and off stage to preserve a truly unique classic metal event for the THERION fanbase! The first part – dubbed 'Classical adventures' – features some of Christofer..s favourite composers (especially his alltime fave, Wagner) and does completely without guitars or any metal instrumentation whatsoever. Just orchestra and choir. Part two, 'Therion songs', delivers exactly that: finest THERION material performed by the band, a huge orchestra and choir. Rounding off 'The Miskolc Experience' is an entertaining documentary which gives insight in the complicated organisation and the no less complicated execution with all ups and downs for the involved crew and musicians.
"The Miskolc Experience is the testimony of the brilliant Johnsson/Niemann/Niemann/Karlsson THERION line-up which Christofer Johnsson decided to dissolve in late 2008. This chapter of THERION is closed, a new era is about to begin – and THERION will soon open the book once again!"
DVD + CD tracklist:
Part 1 - Classical Adventures: (44 min.)
01. Clavicula Nox
02. Dvorak: Excerpt from Symphony no. 9
03. Verdi: Vedi! le fosche notturne spotigle from Il Trovatore
04. Mozart: "Dies Irae" from Reqiuem
05. Saint-Saens: Excerpt from Symphony No. 3
06. Wagner: "Notung! Notung! Niedliches Schwert!" from The Ring
07. Wagner: Excerpt from the Overture from Rienzi
08. Wagner: Second part of "Der Tag ist da" from Rienzzi
09. Wagner: First part of "Herbei! Herbei!" from Rienzi
Part 2 - Therion Songs: (66 min.)
01. Blood Of Kingu
02. Sirius B
04. Eternal Return
05. Draconian Trilogy
07. Via Nocturna
08. The Rise Of Sodom And Gomorrah
09. Grand Finale
Bonus Features (DVD only):
- Documentary (20 min.)
- Therion Goes Classic – Bucharest (16 min.)
Children of Bodom front man Alexi Laiho has issued the following statement about being forced to cancel their remaining tour appearances:
“After the New York show (on May 9) I knew it was going to be over. During the 3rd song I started feeling like someone was stabbing me in my lungs, my heart and my ribs. That was the kind of pain that neither stubbornness, painkillers, nor alcohol could alleviate. I wanted to try to keep going but after seeing a second doctor in Philadelphia, I was basically told that I could fuck myself up for life if I don’t stop playing. Against all recommendation, I have played and sang for the last 10 days in violent pain which has only made my condition worsen. So, I decided to listen to everyone around me, who were telling me the best thing to do would be to go home and get some proper rest and give my shoulder some time to heal.
"This was a hard decision for me and I feel bad about it. But it is the right thing to do if I want to keep making music. I apologize to our great fans for not being there for the remaining shows and I want to thank all the guys from the other bands; Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, God Forbid and Municipal Waste for backing me up on this. Most of all I want to thank our fans for still being there, showing support, and continuing to rock out with me! I promise I will be back and I hope you all will too! Horns up!”
Amorphis has posted a new music video online for the song "Silver Bride," which is from their upcoming album "Skyforger." The video can be viewed below. "Skyforger" is due to be released on May 27th in Finland, May 29th in the rest of Europe, and sometime later this summer in North America. More...
The Heathen Crusade Metal Fest website has been updated with the following announcement that the festival will be canceled:
"Myself and Kris have to announce the ending of the Heathen Crusade festival. We can no longer run this fest right now. This economy has hurt everyone and we can not afford to keep this afloat. We would like to thank all of the bands who have performed at all of the Heathen Crusade fests and all of the fans who have attended this event and last but not least Steve from Station-4 and everyone who has helped us out. We would have love to keep this event moving. But, you never know. Any questions please ask.
"Kris and John"
Norway's Nebelhexë has posted an e-card online for their new album "Dead Waters," which can be heard here. The album was released through Candlelight Records on May 5th.
Musica Diablo, the new band featuring Sepultura vocalist Derrick Green, is currently streaming a new song online titled "Twisted Hate." The track can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.
Relapse Records has issued the following update about Antigama preparing to embark on their first U.S. tour:
"Antigama are getting ready to embark on their first-ever U.S. tour this week. The Polish grinders will be teaming up with Complete Filaure for a run of dates in the eastern U.S., including an appearance as part of Maryland Deathfest. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.
"Antigama are touring in support of their brand new full-length album, Warning, that saw its international release in March. Warning is currently streaming in its entirety at this location."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
05/15 - Chicago, IL @ The Metal Shaker
05/16 - Indianapolis, IN @ The 1511
05/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Midwest Fuckfest
05/18 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
05/19 - Akron, OH @ Annabelle’s
05/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
05/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
05/22 - Boston, MA @ Pa’s Lounge
05/24 - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
05/25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Greek black metal band Naer Mataron has issued the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:
"NAER MATARON SUMMER EYROPEAN TOUR 2009 The caterpillars of the demonic tank return to sweep the ruins... The dates and cities of the bombing are now announced... Along with the ethereal American band JARBOE as a part of MOTHER OF CHANGES TOUR. Neda proudly announce the European tour of Naer Mataron with Jarboe !!!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
6/5 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ No Mercy WARSAW
6/6 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Firlej WROCLAW
6/7 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Rock Cafe PRAGUE
6/8 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ TBA BUDAPEST
6/9 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Szene Wien VIENNA
6/10 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Channel Zero LJUBLJANA
6/11 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Unwound Club PADOVA
6/12 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) + KULFI + BEX @ L’embobineuse MARSEILLE
6/13 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ TBA BARCELONA
6/14 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Ritmo y Compas MADRID
6/15 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Santiago Alquimista LISBON
6/16 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Passos Manuel PORTO
6/17 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ Plateruena DURANGO / BILBAO
6/18 JARBOE NAER MATARON ( Greece ) @ TBA booking now!
Denmark's Royal Hunt has issued the following recording update:
"As you all know by now, this album will be recorded in an 'old school' fashion (not only songwriting has been done in that way, but the actual means of recording are suppose to match the 70`s atmosphere as well); now – all of the sudden - it’s all about old analogue gear, drifty tape machines, noisy amps and kilometres of tape… in short: trashy ancient crap in different forms and shapes :-) Without a doubt: an interesting – and somehow daring – idea, which might look and sound quite appealing (in theory), but is it doable? Only time will tell.
"But – while in the process of figuring it out - why not make it a little bit more interesting (for some of you, at least)?... and after some head scratching we decided to give you a chance to observe (well, to listen to, mostly) how one of the songs from our future album will be build from scratch – an instrument at the time, all the way to the final mix. So don’t forget to check out our 'Studio Diary' from time to time – the journey’s about to begin!"
A new video interview with Satyricon drummer Frost conducted by Domination has been posted online. The video can be viewed below. More...
Behemoth have completed tracking their much anticipated new album, “Evangelion,” at Radio Gdansk in Poland.
Nergal is flying to UK on May 12th to join Colin Richardson who’s currently mixing the record at Miloco Studios, in London. More...
Cancer Bats have been added to the Edgefest 2009 lineup. The band will be fresh off a headlining tour in the UK and ready to come back home for Edgefest. They last played Edgefest in 2006 at the Molson Amphitheatre.
This brings the total number of bands to 18 - performing at Downsview Park on Saturday, June 20th. Fan favourite Billy Talent will be headlining, rocking the main stage, along with Alexisonfire, Moneen, Arkells, K-OS, AFI, Metric, and more.
Tickets available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, ticketmaster.ca, and charge at: 416-870-8000.