Metal News for May 13, 2011
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Karma To Burn has posted a video clip online for the song "Cynics," which is off the band's upcoming album "V." You can check out the clip below. "V" is set for release on May 27th/June 7th, 2011.
Ken Mode Mode just wrapped up a two month string of tour dates across North America in support of the release of "Venerable" by Profound Lore Records this March. Now the band has its eyes on the summer and is gearing up for a tour alongside Deafheaven. However, Ken Mode is now excited to announce their participation in this year’s Hellfest in France. The band has been officially added to the bill and will play the fest on Sunday, June 19th. Ken Mode's performance will take place in the Terrorizer Tent, which is scheduled to feature performances from Kyuss, Hawkwind, Electric Wizard, Goatsnake, Kylesa, The Black Dahlia Murder, Ghost, and more. Other performers for Sunday include Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Mr. Big, Cavalera Conspiracy, Opeth, Cradle of Filth and more.
Due to the festival appearance, Ken Mode will miss the following dates of the tour with Deafheaven (Deafheaven will still be performing these dates! The shows are NOT cancelled):
Wed June 15 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Thur June 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Fri June 17 - NYC, NY @ Cake Shop
Sat June 18 - New Haven, CT @ Lily's Pad
Sun June 19 - Boston, MA @ Obriens Pub
Mon June 20 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Frontman Jesse Matthewson comments, “We’re sorry to everyone who wanted to see us in June on the east coast portion of our tour, and we will definitely make it up to you later this year, however we are extremely honored and excited to be a part of Hellfest 2011; we couldn't pass up this amazing opportunity!” More...
Today Gorod starts its European Invasion Tour, alongside The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, and Veil Of Maya. The band has also decided to release its brand new EP "Transcendence" on its own label Bud Records.
"Transcendence" will only be available at the band's shows starting on the 23rd, as well as on the forthcoming Gorod online shop in June, 2011. The EP is slated to hit iTunes later on this year. Gorod also issued the following break down of the EP:
"Track# 1: Earth Pus – ('Neurotripsicks' / 2004) – New version, re recorded, spring 2010.
"Track# 2: Blackout: Renewed Souls – Acoustic version of Blackout ('Leading Vision' / 2006), re-written for classical guitars and percussions.
"Track# 3: Textures – Cynic cover ! – Recorded in 2008 with longtime friend, Tiko (Jenx), on drums.
"Track# 4: Earth Pus: Salvation – Acoustic version of Earth Pus ('Neurotripsicks' / 2004), Reshaped with orchestral elements.
Track# 5: Transcendence – A brand new 15' piece! Progressive, épic, outstanding! While Ross Dolan (Immolation) lends a hand to Guillaume on vocals, Gorod new singer, Julien 'Nutz,' do his first appearance. A 15' song, with different influences, new and old, mixed for a travel in Gorod's universe!"
Basick Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Uneven Structure:
"Basick Records is extremely pleased to welcome the incredible talent of Uneven Structure to its ranks! A truly exciting prospect for the future of heavy music, Uneven Structure disassemble and reconstruct the Metal genre we all know and love, by creating contemporary atmospheric movements that are all at once dripping with seductive cinematic ambience and groove-laden riffs."
Basick label boss, Barley comments on the signing: "I'd been following this band's movements with interest for quite some time before I finally got to see them play live in Germany at last year's Euroblast Festival. Within 30 seconds of them taking to the stage and diving into their set, my jaw was on the floor. Meshuggah-like precision combined with a TesseracT-like ethereal atmosphere made for a completely spine-tingling experience. I knew there and then that we had to sign them. I can’t wait for you all to hear this album!"
Igor Omodei, guitarist and producer with the band comments: "We are so glad to be working with Basick, a label that completely understands and allows us the creative freedom we are looking for. We've endured a lot of hard work and effort in order to create our debut album 'Februus' and it's a great pleasure to know that we can count on Barley's team to push things forward and nail its release in perfect conditions. THALL."
Metal Sucks is exclusively streaming a new song from the band's upcoming debut album. The track, entitled "Serial Killer," comes from group's new album "And Hell Will Follow Me," which is scheduled for a June 14th release on SPV/Steamhammer.
Get an exclusive first listen to "Serial Killer" by heading over here.
Toronto's The Isosceles Project has announced a summer Eastern Canada "Total Vandemonium" tour which will take the band all across Ontario, Quebec, and throughout the maritimes over the course of the summer. Details on the dates are available here, or in the tour poster below.
You can also check out the band's music by heading over to The Isosceles Project's MySpace profile.
Behemoth has issued the following update about supporting acts for the band's upcoming Polish tour dates:
"We are proud to announce the Polish 'Phoenix Rising Tour 2011' dates and line-up! Behemoth will play 6 shows (more dates can be still announced) in the company of Blindead and Morowe (and one special guest on Warsaw gig)."
08.10 - Poznan, Eskulap
09.10 - Gdansk, Parlament
14.10 - Kraków, Studio
15.10 - Katowice, Mega Club
16.10 - Wroclaw, Eter
21.10 - Warszawa, Stodola
Dragonforce announced the recruitment of new vocalist Marc Hudson earlier this year, who is replacing former singer ZP Theart. Roadrunner Records has now issued the following update about Dragonforce performing an upcoming show with the new vocalist:
"A special 'Up Close and Personal' show at The Troubadour on Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles is scheduled for this Tuesday, October 18th. DragonForce will return to the US after a two year absence to perform a special one off intimate show to give fans a unique opportunity to preview their new singer, Marc Hudson, and brand new songs from their highly anticipated forthcoming album.
"Before moving to the big stage with full production on their World Tour which commences early 2012. This will be the only show in western North America this year and tickets will be strictly limited to 2 tickets per person. You can pick up tickets here! On sale now!"
Death metal battalion Skinless will play its last show at this year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. Vocalist Sherwood Webber, drummer Bob Beaulac, guitarist Noah Carpenter, and bassist Joe Keyser are prepared to scathe listeners with tunes off "Progression Towards Evil" and "Foreshadowing Our Demise" for one last time.
Commented Webber of the band's final performance: "This is death metal, so things can’t live forever, and here... we have an end! I’m stoked the guys at the Deathfest thought of us to do the show. It makes sense and we’re all down to do it. I know Noah announced the band's demise a couple weeks ago, so it will be like seeing a ghost, then going to see Ghost ha!"
"You can expect to see the sickest Skinless show ever," he promises. "Last year's reunion show was killer. It was everything a Skinless show should be about the finality of the MDF performance will definitely make it.......final! The final nail! Everyone in the band are still great friends. I live in Denver and we all have a lot going on in our lives now. We did way more than I ever expected. It was a lot of drive that made it happen; hard fucking work! I’d like to personally thank everyone that got behind us: Relapse, Ted Etoll and Step Up Presents, and most importantly the metal fans all over the world! I’m over-the-top stoked for the show. If you can’t be there, there is always the miracle of YouTube. You never know what the musical future holds for all of us...keep a look out! Everyone take care, and always...stay brutal!"
Skinless will be performing at thef estival on Sunday, May 29th in the main room at 6:45pm.
Sweden’s Arch Enemy has posted the third "Khaos Legions" album trailer online, which can be viewed below. "Khaos Legions," Arch Enemy’s ninth studio album, is slated to hit stores on June 7th through Century Media Records.
Arch Enemy also recently posted a new song online from "Khaos Legions" titled "Blood Stained Cross."
Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about Accept guitarist Herman Frank injuring himself at a live show:
"Accept was forced to play as a four-piece during their concert in Houston, Texas this past Saturday, May 7 after the band’s guitarist, Herman Frank, suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung in a stage fall the previous night in San Antonio. Herman fell backwards during the song 'Bulletproof' and will miss the remaining dates of Accept’s 'Blood of the Nations' Tour 2011.
"Of course, the band has done this before. Accept performed and toured as a four-piece during the 1990s as well, and the Houston show was a perfect example that the four of them (Wolf, Peter, Mark and Stefan Schwarzmann) can still blow the roof off and concert hall! The band is now on their way to South America for the final leg of the tour. The Accept website will keep you updated on Herman’s condition. We all wish him all the best and a quick recovery!"
Peter Baltes also explains: “Unfortunately, Herman had an accident during last night’s show in San Antonio. He tripped and landed hard on his back. Even though he managed to finish the show, his pain became unbearable as we arrived in Houston. He was taken to the emergency room, where the doctors discovered four broken ribs and a punctured lung. He will remain at the hospital for now. Considering his condition, his spirit is great, and we all need to give our support to him as he recovers from his injuries. In the meantime, the band will continue the tour, and Herman will rejoin us as soon as he is all healed up and good to go.”
Rhapsody of Fire, which recently announced a new guitar player, has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:
"Today we are proud to present you 'Tornado,' another song from our forthcoming album 'From Chaos To Eternity,' a new appetizer before you can taste the whole last chapter of the fantasy cycle started with out first release 'Legendary Tales' in the far 1997. You can listen to it from our website’s player, here as well as our MySpace page.
"The tablature of the Luca Turilli’s guitar solo of 'Tornado' will be available, together with a great bonus track, in the limited edition of the same album, in the exclusive limited edition and in the vinyl version too. Both limited editions and the vinyl will also contain a super extra-large booklet of 48 pages, something astonishing realized for this unique and important event."
"From Chaos To Eternity" will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on June 17th, and the artwork can be found at this location.
Polish metal act Decapitated has announced "Carnival Is Forever" as the name for the band's fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut. The track listing for Carnival Is Forever is as follows:
1. The Knife
3. Carnival Is Forever
4. Homo Sum
6. A View From A Hole
The album will be released in Europe on July 15th by Nuclear Blast Records. The band will self-release the album in Poland. Guitarist and founding member Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka also commented on the album title and cover art by Lukasz Jaszak:
“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 the text and the title are bitterly ironic. The art is very intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory. A vital thing is that it's a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic. The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Maybe next time."
Swedish industrial metal act Pain, led by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren, has just released the first part of a video track by track commentary for the band's upcoming album "You Only Live Twice." Check out the clip in the player below.
"You Only Live Twice" is on out June 3rd (Europe) and June 21st, 2011 (North America). You can also check out the music video for Pain's "Dirty Woman" at this location.
This week's newest additions to the Rock Band Network are sparse, with continuing outages on the Playstation Network and only a handful of tracks hitting the Xbox 360. This week's metal roundup includes songs from Amberian Dawn, Andromeda, and Tesseract.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
"Dreamchaser" - Amberian Dawn
"Dreamchaser (2x Bass Pedal)" - Amberian Dawn
"Another Step" - Andromeda
"Revenants" - The Cold Goodnight
"Give It Up! Give It Up!" - His Statue Falls
"Schizophrenia" - Jukebox the Ghost
"I Hate" - Madlife
"Eden" - TesseracT
"Trying Hard" - Loni Rose
North Carolina death metal act Bloodsoaked is set to release "The Death of Hope" in mid July 2011 through Comatose Music. The album was recorded at The Basement Studio with Producer/Engineer Jamie King and mixed by Shane McFee.
A new song taken from the album, titled "Infestation," can be heard in the player below.
Riverside has signed with The Laser’s Edge Records for the North American release of the band's upcoming mini-album "The Memories In My Head", which is being released in celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary. The track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below.
1. Goodbye Sweet Innocence
2. Living In The Past
3. Forgotten Land
The Laser’s Edge will release "Memories In My Head" onto North American soil on June 28th, 2011.
Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot has announced a string of Malaysian shows in support of the band's forthcoming new album "Dirge." Wormrot recently completed a six-week long "Dirge Across America" U.S. tour, and is due to kick off a Malaysian mini-tour in June, which includes a show inside the famous Kepura cave - an ancient cave inside a mountain. The tour poster can be found after the jump. You can also check out Wormrot's video clip for "Erased Existence" at this location.
Wormrot vocalist Arif Rot comments:
"We've been touring US, UK, Europe recently and for once we never forget about our neighboring countries. We played Malaysia quite a while back and it was fucking massive. They have been asking for more, and that's exactly what they're gonna get!"
See Wormrot live on tour at the following shows:
June 09 - Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Myevo Clubhouse
June 10 - Sungai Nibong, Penang, Malaysia - Soundmaker Studio
June 11 - Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia - Club Cinta Sayang
June 12 - Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia - Arjuna Studio
July 02 - Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia - Kepura Cave
July 09 - Singapore - Singapore Deathfest (venue TBA) More...
Black Shore has issued the following announcement about releasing a second full-length album later this year:
"We are now in the final phase of song writing and can proudly announce that in September our second full-length album will be unleashed on the world! As predicted, it will hail black steel! In October, following a tour of our friends on the side of Angantyr, Myrden and Soleil Gris."
The dates are as follows:
07.10 HH Markthalle
08.10 Rostock- Zuckerfabrik
09.10 Ulm – Cat
12.10 Würzburg – Posthalle
13.10 Berlin - Halford
14.10 Adelsheim - Live Factory
15.10 Oberhausen - Helvete
Nemesea has issued the following announcement about the release of an upcoming new album:
"Hey everybody! Finally the time has come to start sharing information about the upcoming album with all of you.
"In the next couple of months we will reveal the album title, the release date, track listing and lots of other stuff! So make sure to stay tuned!"
Nemesea has also posted a blog online introducing the team involved in helping the band record the album. You can check out the blog post here.
Daemonicus is currently holed up in C.C.H.B. Studio to record new material. The band has now checked in with the following update about the recording process:
"Heavy duty vocals! The Daemonicus camp is still working hard with the monstrous guitars! But now Stefan has begun his vocal recordings and it's sounds brutal if you ask me. The vocals for the track Blood Red November MDXX is set and done.
"Yesterday we had some serious drinking going on, and I got the pics to show for it. Now we are looking forward to a weekend of intense recording and what not. A couple of shows has been confirmed for our upcoming European Tour this fall. Stay tuned for more update. But I can say this, Germany I hope you are fucking ready for Daemonicus. Stay brutal."
You can also check out the last studio update from Daemonicus at this location.
Morbid Angel's new album "Illud Divinum Insanus" will see a special North American box set release through Relapse Mailorder. The box set includes the "Illud Divinum Insanus" CD in a leather-bound book, "Illud Divinum Insanus" on double, 180 gram vinyl, two black candles with red wax blasphegrams, incense and incense burner, an exclusive Morbid Angel, poster and full color t-shirt.
The box itself is a wooden six panel box with pull-out drawer and engraved markings. All of the items have been made exclusively for this limited edition and will not be available separately. The "Illud Divinum Insanus" box set see its North American release on June 21st.
A new song from the album, titled "Existo Vulgore," can be heard by heading over to this location.
LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH is playing a FREE show this Saturday at the Roxy in West Hollywood with MIDNIGHT and SAVIOURS, RSVP here to gain entry. Here are the full show details:
Church of the 8th Day + Scion present:
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
The Scion Metal Matinee ft.
LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH
@ The Roxy Theater
9009 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
All Ages - 4:00-7:00PM - FREE with RSVP
Helhorse is currently streaming the band's debut album "For Wolves and Vultures" online in its entirety. Head over to the Helhorse Bandcamp page here to check out the album. You can also check out a trailer for the album and the artwork below. A video clip for the song "Get Drunk, Get Mad, Get Even" is also available at this location.
Blood Red Throne, which recently split with Earache and signed to Sevared Records, has issued the following update about entering the recording studio:
"Sunday, 22nd of May, we start recording our sixth and most promising album ever! 9 killer tracks of pure groove and brutality andf also a cool cover song.
"The album is being released late august before we go on our US tour with Grave. We also welcome Ivan Gujic as our new and permanent rhythm guitarist. Let the madness begin!"
Additional details on the upcoming Blood Red Throne album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out the band's music by heading over here.
Folk metal act Tengwar, which recently split with two of the band's members, has now issued the following brief announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:
"Tengwar has a new guitarist! Martín Príncipe - HALATIR in Tengwar's world - will be on charge of electric and acoustic guitars without leaving choirmaster responsabilities nor vocal arrengement participation. We welcome him to his new function. Hail!"
You can also check out Tengwar's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.
On a brief post made on the official Ozzfest Facebook page it has been announced that there will be no version of the popular Ozzfest taking place in 2011. One of the pioneering hard rock and metal festivals, started in 1997 by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, will once again miss out on another summer touring cycle - for the second time in three years. The festival has gone through a number of changes over the past few years as a result of economic woes and more competition from events like the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem and Uproar festivals.
Ozzy Osbourne offered a short statement in regards to the cancellation by saying;
"No, [there will be no Ozzfest] this year. I just finished a lengthy arena tour of the U.S., so I've decided to tour Europe this summer instead."
The festival's official website, Ozzfest.com, had previously posted polls asking for fans to vote on bands they would like to see appear at this year's event. The site also featured a forum post requesting fan input. Both articles have since been removed.
Kamelot has posted more behind-the-scenes tour footage online from the band's tour dates with Amaranthe over in Europe. You can check out the two new clips below taken from the band's multiple stops in Germany.
Veterans Sepultura have announced that it will be featuring a live stream of its May 14, 2011 concert appearance at The Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington. Opening acts Belphegor and Keep of Kalessin will also be taking part in the free online stream. Viewers can access the show at this location starting at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and 11:00 p.m. Eastern.
Sepultura is set to release its new album, titled "Kairos," on July 12, 2011 in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the album's track listing below. More...
A new video interview has been posted online featuring Anvil drummer Robb Reiner. You can view the interview in the player below.
Vicious Rumors has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Murderball" which can be viewed in the player below.
Swedish metal act Fullforce has posted its music video online. The video was shot for its new single, titled "Wall of Secrets," which comes off of the band's forthcoming album "One." "One" is set for release on June 28th in North America and June 20th in Europe through SPV/Steamhammer.
Heavy metal veterans Whitesnake have announced that on June 7, 2011 it will be releasing a brand new live CD/DVD set titled "Live At Donington 1990." The set was recorded on August 18, 1990, during Whitesnake's headlining performance at the "Monsters Of Rock" festival at Castle Donington, which is now known as the Download Festival. You can view the album's track listing below.
"Live At Donington 1990" DVD track listing:
1. Slip Of The Tongue
2. Slide It In
3. Judgement Day
4. Slow An Easy
5. Kitten's Got Claws
6. Adagio For Strato
7. Flying Dutchman Boogie
8. Is This Love
9. Cheap An' Nasty
10. Crying In The Rain (featuring Tommy Aldridge drum solo)
11. Fool For Your Loving
12. For The Love Of God
13. The Audience Is Listening
14. Here I Go Again
15. Bad Boys
16. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
17. Still Of The Night
18. Bonus content: The Making of Slip of the Tongue; Slide Show
"Live At Donington 1990" CD 1 track listing:
1. Slip Of The Tongue
2. Slide It In
3. Judgement Day
4. Slow An Easy
5. Kitten's Got Claws
6. Adagio For Strato
7. Flying Dutchman Boogie
8. Is This Love
9. Cheap An' Nasty
10. Crying In The Rain
"Live At Donington 1990" CD 2 track listing:
1. Fool For Your Loving
2. For The Love Of God
3. The Audience Is Listening
4. Here I Go Again
5. Bad Boys
6. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
7. Still Of The Night
American hard rock/metal act My Ruin has posted its new U.K. tour documentary online for streaming. You can view the extensive film in the player below.
For The Fallen Dreams has posted its new single, titled "The Human Collective," online for streaming. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming new album “Back Burner," which will hit store shelves on May 24th, 2011 through Rise Records. You can check out the song in the player below.
Vanna has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
07/15 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
07/16 San Diego, CA – Soma
07/17 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
07/19 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee Theater
07/20 Dallas, TX – The Door
07/21 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
07/22 Austin, TX – Emo’s
07/23 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
07/25 Pompano Beach, FL – Rocketown
07/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
07/27 Orlando, FL – The Social
07/28 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
07/29 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club
07/30 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
07/31 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
08/02 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
08/03 South Hackensack, NJ – School Of Rock
08/04 Boston, MA – Royale Boston
08/05 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
08/06 Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheels
08/07 Pontiac, MI – The Eagle Theater
08/09 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
08/10 St. Louis, MO Fubar
08/12 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
08/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
08/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/16 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s
08/17 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Touche Amore has posted its new music video online. The video was comprised of live footage for the track "Home Away From Here" and can be viewed in the player below.