Metal News for May 12, 2010
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Hellbastard has posted a music video online for the song "Sea Shepherd," which is off their "Eco-War" EP. The video clip can be viewed below. Hellbastard also commented on the video: "This is a music band video, it is all about getting stuck into the MAN. There is no preaching here, it is simple to understand. We don't have to fucking kill whales in this day and age."
Los Angeles act Lizzy Borden has posted a trailer online for the band's upcoming 2010 tour dates. The clip can be viewed below.
The upcoming Lizzy Borden tour dates are as follows: More...
Swedish death metallers Hypocrisy will be returning to North America to play 20 shows in support of their latest release, "A Taste of Extreme Divinity." Direct support on the trek will come from fellow countrymen and label mates Scar Symmetry. Also on the bill are Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle.
Hypocrisy mainman Peter Tägtgren commented: "Hello freaks! We’re really happy to hit North America again - finally! - and we’re bringing the whole stage-set with us. We´ll do a 90 minute show every night with old and new shit, so hope to see you out there!”
Confirmed tour dates for the “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity North American Tour 2010” are:
5/11 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
5/12 - Mesa, AZ @ UB's
5/13 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
5/14 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
5/15 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
5/16 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/17 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
5/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/19 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/22 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
5/23 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
5/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/25 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
5/26 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
5/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
5/28 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/29 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
5/30 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
5/31 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
6/01 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donke
Metalunderground.com contributor and Dark Hound frontman Frank Serafine has parted with the band. Here's the update from the band themselves:
"First of all, let me say thank you to everyone who came to the Blackguard/Swashbuckle show. It was awesome!
"It is with a bittersweet attitude that I have to inform all of you that Frank Serafine is no longer a member of Dark Hound. His split is mutual and amicable, and he will remain a close friend as he pursues his career in the music industry and honing his craft as a music producer.
"So, the question remains: How does this effect Dark Hound? Well, while it will be slightly different, the rest of us are incredibly excited about the future. The main songwriting element is still intact. ET will take over vocal duties for the time being, and a guitar player has joined the band who is sure to launch us to new levels. Who is it?
"We will be having a farewell show for Frank this summer. Details will be made available as soon we confirm everything, but every Dark Hound fan will need to be there. Sadly, we will be retiring the songs "Dark Hound" and "Paint It White". But, this show is where we will announce the newest member of Dark Hound. You might even be able to see him play! Very exciting!!!
"After this show this summer we probably won't play any shows until the winter. So don't miss this, and stay tuned for more details!"
The musicians that make up thrash powerhouse Warbeast are no newcomers to the scene. Using years upon years of experience in creating extreme thrash in bands like Rigor Mortis and Gammacide, Warbeast has just released their debut album backed up 100% by Housecore Records and it’s owner Phil Anselmo, who joined the band on stage to show his support. At Warbeast’s CD release show in Fort Worth, Texas, last week, old fans of the musicians and curious youngsters just learning about the legendary thrash scene of Texas showed up to get their heads bashed in with damaging riffs and paralyzing growls from all of the bands on the bill. But most of all, just to get a peek at the supergroup that will soon dominate the thrash genre. More...
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All are set to perform a string of upcoming shows this summer with Alpha and Omega, 50 Lions, and Trash Talk in the supporting slots. Vocalist Lou states: “We are very excited to get back on the road. Especially to be getting back to the West Coast. It's been too long. We have a lot of friends and fans that have been waiting patiently for us to come back. Well that was until the new album came out. Then the e-mails and messages were more like ‘you can't make an album like this and not come out here to play them live’ and we totally agree.
"We can't wait to get out there and sweat it out with everyone. The new set we've put together has a great flow. Hits you hard and keeps going and will have you singing along from start to finish. It's a great mix of old and new songs so start brushing up on those lyrics. I don't think anyone will be disappointed. See you in the pit.” More...
Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity will make their return to North America on May 11th as they kick off a massive headlining tour with Threat Signal and Mutiny Within supporting. A chat with vocalist Mikael Stanne can be viewed below. He describes the meaning behind the band’s new album, the difficulties of getting into songwriting mode, the meaning behind some of his favorite tracks off the new disc, winning over news fans, and his touring essentials. Newcomer on bass, Daniel Antonsson, also speaks about how he joined the band and what he likes most about being on tour.
Stanne further describes his excitement over the headlining tour: “We rehearsed like crazy to put together a set that will blow you away. It’s been hard, but we feel we have a good collection of songs that represent every aspect of the band and will please fans of both new and old material. Also, the mad genius Niklas (guitars) created some amazing artwork and animation that will look incredible and add a new dimension to the show.
“This is without a doubt the biggest production we've done in the States. We cannot wait to bring you the full Dark Tranquillity experience. We are also really happy to bring some really awesome bands with us this time around. Threat Signal and Mutiny Within are bands we’ve had our eyes on for quite a while and they will make sure you all will have one hell of a metal night. Cheers and see you all very soon.”
Metalinjection.net has posted a new video interview online with the members of Suidakra. The video clip, which can be viewed below, features Suidakra discussing new music, gifts they've received from fans, and the band's future plans.
Halifax thrashers Black Moor have announced their upcoming Eastern Canadian tour, which runs from May 14th to May 28th through Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Bassist Rob Nickerson commented "We're really excited to finally be heading up to Ontario. Not only will this be our first time there, but we also get to share the stage with a bunch of great bands like Skull Fist, Metalian and Diemonds. It's definitely gonna be a fun experience."
The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
5/14 2010 Corktown Pub w/STEMM Hamilton, Ontario, CA
5/18 2010 Moon Over Marin w/ Diemonds and Metalian London, Ontario, CA
5/19 2010 The Atria w/Diemonds and Metalian Oshawa, Ontario, CA
5/20 2010 Mikado’s Lounge w/ Diemonds and Metalian St Catharines, Ontario, CA
5/21 2010 Ride the East Tour TBA w/Skull Fist Ottawa, Ontario, CA
5/22 2010 Ride the East Tour @ Club Saphir w/Skull Fist Montreal, Quebec, CA
5/24 2010 Ride the East Tour @ The Capital w/Skull Fist Fredericton, New Brunsw, CA
5/26 2010 Ride the East Tour @ Sun Star Lounge w/Skull Fist Saint John, New Brunsw, CA
5/27 2010 Ride the East Tour @ The Paramount Lounge w/Skull Fist Moncton, New Brunsw, CA
5/28 2010 Ride the East Tour @ The Pavilion w/Skull Fist Halifax, Nova Scoti, CA
Due to the unfortunate news from the Special Ops infantry, the Montreal rock quartet has issued the following statement:
"It comes with great sadness to announce to our fans, friends & family that our bassist Waldo Thornhill's battle with cancer continues. Due to this matter, we will be postponing our current US tour dates but will be performing our upcoming Canadian dates. Bassist and good friend of Special Ops, Matt Mullet has been asked to substitute while Thornhill undergoes treatment."
In 2008, Thornhill was previously diagnosed and conquered cancer, which led to Special Ops current recording "Through The Heart of The Infidel" that they are currently on tour to promote for its release on May 25th on Thorny Bleeder Records.
Special Ops will still be at the Thorny Bleeder Showcase June 5th in Vancouver at The Shark Club with label mates Quartered and Black Hat Villain.
Here are the updated Special Ops tour dates:
May 12, 2010 Bryan, TX Stafford Main Street - postponed
May 13, 2010 Forth Worth, TX Toppers Sports Bar - postponed
May 14, 2010 Houston, TX The Jet Lounge - postponed
May 18, 2010 Phoenix, AZ Jugheads - early Show - postponed
May 18, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ Mardi Gras - late show - postponed
May 19, 2010 Pacific Beach, CA 710 Beach Club - postponed
May 22, 2010 Torrance, CA The Crest Bar & Grill - postponed
June 4, 2010 Everett, WA
June 5, 2010 Vancouver, BC *The Shark Club - Thorny Bleeder Showcase
June 8, 2010 Vancouver, BC
June 9, 2010 Vancouver, BC
June 10, 2010 Fraser Valley, BC
June 11, 2010 Kamloops, BC
June 12, 2010 Okanagan, BC
June 15, 2010 Calgary, BC
June 16, 2010 Grande Prairie, AB
June 17, 2010 Edmonton, AB
June 18, 2010 Edmonton, AB
June 19, 2010 Lethrbridge, AB
June 22, 2010 Moose Jaw, AB
June 23, 2010 Saskatoon, SK
June 24, 2010 Brandon, MB
June 25, 2010 Winnipeg, MB
June 26, 2010 Fargo, ND
June 30, 2010 Thunder Bay, ON
July 1, 2010 Thunder Bay, ON
July 2, 2010 Sault Ste Marie, ON
July 3, 2010 Subdbury, ON
July 7, 2010 Oshawa, ON
July 8, 2010 Rochester, NY
July 9, 2010 St. Catharines, ON
July 10, 2010 Toronto, ON
Glenn Danzig has announced a special nine city concert trek that will kick off in Norfolk, VA on June 15th. The dates will be performed to usher in the release of "Deth Red Sabaoth," Danzig's first new studio album in six years. The tour will also feature long-time Danzig cohort guitar Tommy Victor, drummer Johnny Kelly, and former Samhaim band mate, bassist Steve Zing. Support for the east coast dates will be Gorgeous Frankenstein, the band of original Misfits member Doyle, and Seventh Void, the band that includes of Danzig/Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly and Type O guitarist Kenny Hickey.
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
6/15 Norva - Norfolk, VA
6/16 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
6/18 Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
6/19 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
6/21 House of Blues, Boston, MA
6/24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
6/25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
6/26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
6/27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Swedish heavy metal act Enforcer is due to hit the U.K. at the end of May with Toronto bashers Cauldron. To celebrate, the bands have arranged a special gift for the fans. As a way of thanking their dedicated fans, Enforcer and Cauldron will be giving out a free 7" double A-side split vinyl to the first 50 people through the door at each show on the tour. This vinyl release includes special artwork and features Enforcer's track "Midnight Vice" on one side, with Cauldron's "Chained Up In Chains" on the other side.
Catch Enforcer and Cauldron live in the U.K. at the following shows:
26.05.10 Leeds, UK - The Well
27.05.10 London, UK - The Old Blue Last
28.05.10 Manchester, UK - Satan's Hollow
29.05.10 Birmingham, UK - Scruffy Murphy's
The High Confessions, the new formed band featuring Chris Connelly (Ministry, Killing Joke), Steve Shelly (Sonic Youth), Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium), and recording engineer Jeremy Lemos, has posted a new preview track online. The new song "Chlorine and Crystal" can be heard via the band's MySpace page.
The new track comes from the band’s debut album "Turning Lead Into Gold With The High Confessions," which will be released on July 20th via Relapse Records. The album was recorded in Chicago, IL with Parker and Lemos engineering.
Vocalist Michael Vampire of Los Angeles based band Vampires Everywhere! (which recently signed to Century Media) has checked in with the following recording update:
"Hope my Covens day is an evil one! So here are some quick updates of what's popping over at the Vampire Camp. Tour Dates will be announced next week for sure! So keep one eye open for those and the dates that will be in your city! Remember we need all of our Coven's to promote promote promote! We are currently recording our full length album with producer Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones) , which will be available in September! We will keep you all informed with studio updates every week.
"Our Current CD 'Lost in the Shadows' is for Sale at 685 Hot Topic Locations. Remember if the CD is Sold Out in your location, tell Hot Topic to order more! If they don't let us know and we will help you. Also.. We have T-Shirts for Sale at all Southern California Hot Topics & are now available Online! Show your support and be one of us! Covens Covens Covens make sure to take pics in shirts & with CDs!"
God Forbid will be taking a break from writing the band's next album to play a few select live shows, including a headline club gig outside of Chicago and an appearance at the Slang Metal Fest. The upcoming God Forbid tour schedule is as follows:
5/22 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
6/19 - Danville, IL @ Vermillion Fairgrounds (Slang Metal Fest w/ Threat Signal, Stemm)
6/20 - Cresthill, IL @ Bada Brew
Sample God Forbid tracks are also available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.
Awake has posted the final studio video clip online from their recent recording sessions, which can be viewed below. The band also checked in with the following recording update:
"Hello there, quick update for you. Studio time has come to an end, recording and mixing all done. It went extremely well, far better than was ever thought possible. Recording was finished days ahead of schedule, which left some extra time for the mixing. Awake would like to thank Neil at Parlour studios, Kettering UK, for all his outstanding work, a true professional. A new date for your diaries has been added. Awake will be playing at The Underworld Camden, July 16th as To-mera’s special guests, come down and hear a new track or two. This week Chris has made a video blog for you, a teaser of what’s to come. Sit back and enjoy!"
Blackened death metal act Belphegor will enter The Abyss Studios in Pärbly, Sweden on June 19th, to start recording the drum segments for an upcoming album. The band has tapped Peter Tägtgren to produce the as-yet-untitled album.
Belphegor's main man Helmuth said: "A new challenge. We're high on fire and totally motivated. I´m stoked to work together with a dude that needs no instruction, an excellent musician/producer. I´m sure that Peter will create a massive sound wall for our ninth long player. We are absolutely focused on the new album. That's the only reason why we play only a few open airs this summer. The master plan is to record again in 4/5 sessions til middle of September. Once again letting the tracks slowly take form, with the songwriting and production reaching a new level of intensity."
Peter Tägtgren also commented: "I am really looking forward to producing/mixing the new Belphegor album. It's going to be a blast, you better be prepared." More...
The 2010 edition of the Maryland Death Fest is set to take place from May 28th - 30th in Baltimore. Crucifist has now checked in with the following announcement about performing at the festival:
"Crucifist is pleased to announce that we will be performing at this years Maryland Death Fest! We will be in the main room on Sunday, 3:35-4:05. Also, for those who don't know, Dan will be playing bass for Autopsy Saturday night as well!"
Further details on the Maryland Death Fest and its lineup can be found at this location.
Cardiac Arrest, Gravehill, and Hod will be touring together as the "Campaign For Death Metal Purity" 2010 tour. Ibex Moon Records issued the following statement about the tour:
"Death Metal has grown weak and soft… with the infiltration of hard-core breakdowns; gravity blasts, emo singing, and MTV saturated 'fashion agenda'…what a sad affair when Death Metal becomes another genre of pop music!" Ibex Moon Records would like to invite the True Death Metal Elite to a series of select dates across the United States of America! A Tour designed for the sole purpose of taking Death Metal back to its roots, a time when metal wasn’t a fashion statement and Death Metal came from some place much more sinister and far more deadly!"
John McEntee, Ibex Moon Records label mastermind and guitarist/vocalist for Incantation, had this to say about the tour: “With all the trends in metal these days and all these fest type tours that mostly only highlight the flavor of the month bands. We wanted to put together a tour with 3 strong Death Metal bands that all in their own right have proven themselves to be true warriors of death! Each band has forged their own legacy by being 100% true to themselves and it shows with their intense live performances. This is the time to take back our underground scene and show your support to some of Death Metal’s top extreme bands. Death Metal is Eternal Under the Ibex Moon." More...
Killswitch Engage, who had previously been touring with Phil Labonte after the sudden departure of their vocalist Howard Jones, has announced Howard will be re-joining the band for their upcoming May tour dates. Killswitch Engage issued the following brief statement about the tour arrangement:
"Since a lot of people have asked, we figured that we’d set the record straight. Howard will be on board for our four (4) upcoming dates in May. We are excited to be back at full strength for these dates. Hope to see you all there."
The upcoming Killswitch Engage tour dates are as follows:
5/19 2010 The NorVA NORFOLK, Virginia , US
5/20 2010 Ches-A-Rena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
5/21 2010 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, New York , US
5/22 2010 Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, Ohio , US
6/27 2010 Graspop Festival Dessel, BE
Japanese metal veterans Loudness will release a new album, "King Of Pain", in Japan on May 19th via Tokuma Japan Communications. The CD will include a 32-page booklet and a Loudness original pick.
The "King Of Pain" track listing is as follows:
2. The King Of Pain
3. Power Of Death
4. Death Machine
6. Rule The World
7. Straight Out Of Our Soul
8. Where Am I Going?
11. Doctor From Hell
12. Hell Fire
14. Never Comes
Loudness has also scheduled the following European tour dates: More...
Metal Mind Productions has checked in with the following announcement about nu-metal pioneers Korn headlining the upcoming Metal Hammer festival:
"Metal Hammer Festival returns to life after a two-year gap! The new edition will take place on 27th August in Spodek Hall, Katowice (Poland) and will be headlined by the revolutionary multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rockers – KORN! Full line-up to be announced soon!"
Further details on the festival's lineup will be announced as they are made available.
Rammstein has announced the release date for the single "Haifisch," the third single from the latest album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." The single will be released on May 28, 2010 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, on June 1, 2010 in the USA and on May, 31st 2010 in the rest of the countries.
"Haifisch" single tracklisting:
2. Highswing RMX by Olsen Involtini
3. Remix by Hurts
4. Remix by Schwefelgelb
Poland's Privateer has posted the song "Yamato" online, along with a fan created video, which can be viewed below. The band issued the following brief statement about the track: "On myspace you can hear the new Yamato song. Yamato and Origami will be released on our newest upcoming album. On Youtube you can watch video to this song. Powerslavs, one of our friends, made an unofficial fan video."
Tom. S Englund of Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey has posted the following message on their website:
"As promised here is the first part of news regarding Evergrey as a band.
"At first it might seem devastating and frightening as it did to us when making this decision. People change, evolve and grow, sometimes in different ways and in different directions. This happens to everyone and it has certainly happened to Evergrey as a band throughout the years.
"Me and Rikard [Zander, keyboard] have together with Henrik [Danhage, guitars] and Jonas [Ekdahl, drums] made the mutual decision that it was best for us all that they leave Evergrey. They wanted to and we wanted them to. More...
Brazilian death metal act The Ordher has announced that drummer Cassio Canto has officially left the band. The Ordher has now recruited Matheus Montenegro as a replacement drummer. Matheus, who’s been rehearsing with the band for the last few weeks, will play the first shows with The Ordher in July, which is the continuation of the "Kill The Betrayers" tour. The dates and venues for the tour will be announced shortly. In the mean time you can still check out The Ordher tracks through the band's MySpace page.
German power metal band Blind Guardian has posted the third teaser trailer for the upcoming album, "At the Edge of Time." This trailer features all the guest musicians on the album.
"At the Edge of Time" is scheduled to be released sometime this summer via Nuclear Blast Records. The first single from the album, "A Voice In The Dark," will be released June 25th, 2010.
Oklahoma’s RIKETS are pleased to announce a series of upcoming tour dates in support of their sophomore release, "All American Death Cult," which was released on April 20th, 2010 on BURNHILL UNION RECORDS. RIKETS will soon be announcing another set of dates to appear after these new dates, which should keep them on the road for an additional month. RIKETS recently filmed a video for their single, ‘Program the Dead’, with director David Brodsky (Hatebreed, Fear Factory) in Oklahoma City.
Upcoming RIKETS tour dates are as follows:
6/04 - Amarillo, TX @ War Legion
6/11 - Kansas City, KS @ Aftershocks
6/16 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
6/19 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
7/04 - Houston, TX @ BFE
Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:
Vancouver's 3 Inches of Blood has added two more shows to the European tour this June:
Jun. 09 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Jun. 15 Southampton, UK - Joiners
Here are the rest of the upcoming 3 Inches of Blood tour dates:
May 12 London, ON - Call the Office
May 13 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
May 14 Sudbury, ON - Serbian Centre and Club
May 16 Thunderbay, ON - The Office
May 16 Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirates Pub
May 18 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
May 19 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
May 20 Kamloops, BC - Cactus Jacks
May 21 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
May 22 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Jun. 08 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Jun. 09 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Jun. 11 Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
Jun. 12 Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Dokk'em Open Air Festival
Jun. 13 Donnington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 15 Southampton, UK - Joiners
Jun. 17 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo Club
Jun. 18 Jonschwil, Switzerland - Sonisphere Festival
Jun. 20 Budapest, Hungary - Petöfi Csarnok
Jun. 21 Krakow, Poland - Loch Ness Club
Jun. 22 Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
Jun. 23 Chemnitz, Germany - AJZ Talschock
Jun. 24 Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Jun. 25 Cologne, Germany - Underground
Jun. 26 Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
Jul. 07 Magna, UT - The Great Saltair
Jul. 08 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jul. 10 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul. 11 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul. 12 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Jul. 13 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
Jul. 14 Boise, ID - Idaha Center Amphitheater
Jul. 16 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 17 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
Jul. 18 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 Kansas City, MO - Beauman Club
Jul. 20 Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 21 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 23 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul. 24 Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 25 Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 27 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
Jul. 28 Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 29 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Jul. 30 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 31 Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 01 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 03 Raleigh, NC - Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 04 Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 06 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 07 Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
Aug. 08 Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Aug. 09 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
Aug. 10 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
Aug. 13 Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Aug. 14 Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
Progressive death metal band WITHIN THE RUINS has made their return to the studio with producer Josh Wickman (Dreadcore Studios) to record the follow up to their 2009 Victory Records debut, "Creature." The album’s expected release is slated for late summer and will be titled, "Invade."
Watch WITHIN THE RUINS’ first in-studio update below:
Italy's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder had previously announced the band would be touring Europe alongside Evergrey. The details of the tour have now been revealed, which are as follows:
5/16 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD @ Ballroom (Café Keese) Hamburg, GERMANY
5/17 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ PROGRESJA MUSIC CLUB Warsaw, POLAND
5/18 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Loch Ness Krakow, POLAND
5/19 2010 EVERGREY + RAVENCLAW + PTSD + EDGEND @ Colloseum Club Kosice, SLOVAKIA
5/20 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Escape MetalCorner Wien, AUSTRIA
5/21 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ KOLLATINO UNDERGROUND ROMA, ITALY
5/23 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Olden Live Club Brescia, ITALY
5/25 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ La Marche Gare Lyon, FRANCE
5/26 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD +EDGEND @ Laudio Metal Llodio, EUSKADI, SPAIN
5/27 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD +EDGEND + OATH @ Coliseum (O Tunel) A Coruña, GALICIA, SPAIN
5/28 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD +EDGEND @ Side B Benavente, PORTUGAL
5/29 2010 EVERGREY @ GinetaRock 2010 Albacete, SPAIN
5/30 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Rock Kitchen Madrid, SPAIN
5/31 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Salamandra Barcelona, CATALUNYA, SPAIN
6/2 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Boerderij Zoetermeer, Zuid-Holla, NETHERLANDS
6/3 2010 EVERGREY + PTSD + EDGEND @ Bosuil Weert, Limburg, NETHERLANDS
Sweden's Sabaton is set to release the new album "Coat Of Arms" on May 21st, 2010. The band has now issued the following update about streaming another new song online from the album:
"We have now uploaded another song from our upcoming album Coat of Arms on our myspace site. This time its a classic Sabaton song handling the topic of the exile pilots who fought in the Battle of Brittain during WW2. This was one of first songs we directly felt a connection to and quickly made the decision that the song goes onto the album. Most likely you will hear us play this song live very soon! Enjoy folks!"
Unearth recently let fans vote on songs for their upcoming world tour setlist. Now the band has revealed the top 18 songs that were voted for by the people after 4760 votes:
My Will Be Done - 271
Zombie Autopilot - 243
Giles - 217
Black Hearts Now Reign - 209
Sanctity of Brothers - 203
Only The People - 201
Endless - 185
The Great Dividers - 177
Crow Killer - 161
This Lying World - 159
This Glorious Nightmare - 156
One Step Away - 148
My Heart Bleeds No Longer - 144
We Are Not Anonymous - 140
Grave of Opportunity - 127
March of The Mutes - 113
The March - 112
Stings of Conscience - 111
The band comments: "At the moment we are unsure how many songs we will be able to play on the shows, but you can bet that the top voted songs here will be played! Thank you all for making the call and getting in a GREAT amount of votes, we appreciate you taking the time out of your day to contribute, to allow us to bring you the best experience possible!"
Unearth is leaving for their tour in about a week to hit Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The latest Unearth tour dates are as follows: More...
Combining forces from brutal bands like Rigor Mortis, Gammacide, and Demonseed, Warbeast is here and ready to thrash you in oblivion. Warbeast has just released their debut album "Krush the Enemy" (reviewed here) on the illustrious Housecore Records run by Phil Anselmo, who made an appearance at their CD release show in Fort Worth, Texas, last weekend. I caught up with vocalist Bruce Corbitt, guitarists Rick Perry and Scott Shelby, bassist Alan Bovee, and drummer Joe Gonzales to discuss the musicians' incredible history, plans tp conquer the world, and their already infamous new album. A transcription follows. More...