Metal News for May 14, 2010
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Relapse Records is honored to announce a partnership with Perseverance Holdings Ltd. and the Schuldiner family to reissue the legendary catalog of heavy metal luminary Chuck Schuldiner and his bands DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, and MANTAS. Chuck Schuldiner passed away on December 13, 2001 after fighting a long, recurring battle with brain cancer.
Relapse will also reissue an expanded version of the classic debut album, ‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’, from Schuldiner’s progressive heavy metal band CONTROL DENIED in late 2010 as well as the first-ever collection by his pre-DEATH project MANTAS. The expanded version of “The Fragile Art of Existence” will include bonus tracks, extra band photography, expanded art and packaging and more. Details on both releases are forthcoming.
Long-range plans include the completion and official release of the final CONTROL DENIED album "When Man and Machine Collide." Recorded over 10 years ago at Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris, "When Man and Machine Collide" was tracked by Schuldiner but left incomplete upon Chuck’s passing. More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Rotting Christ performing at Atak Enschede in The Netherlands on April 29th, 2010. The video clip, which features the band performing the track "Thronody" off the "Theogonia" album, can be viewed below.
Guitarist Reverend John Hex of New Hampshire black metal act Vintage Flesh has issued the following statement about the band recording new material:
"We are finally going back into the studio to record our second full length album this Sunday, Gemini from CNV will once again be recording us. We are excited to begin the recording process as we have 11 tracks that we will be recording, and our music will continue to evolve into the shapeless black form that it really is.
"Raypissed will be handling the drums as well as the vocal work for the album, and I (Hex) will be doing all the guitar/synth work for the album. We continue to truly suffer for our music, and we will pour our blood into these songs. We will keep you updated on our progress in the studio and hope to have a release by fall."
Every Time I Die has announced the following string of upcoming North American and European tour dates:
5/14 2010 Buster's Lexington, KY
5/15 2010 Zydeco's Birmingham, AL
5/16 2010 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
5/17 2010 Rocketown Nashville, TN
5/18 2010 Mojos Columbia, MO
5/19 2010 Remington's Downtown Springfield, MO
5/21 2010 THE VILLAGE Little Rock, AR
5/22 2010 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
5/23 2010 Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL
5/24 2010 Music Farm Charleston, SC
5/25 2010 The Soapbox Laundro Lounge Wilmington, North Caro
6/30 2010 Hove Festival Trømoya, Arendal, NORWAY
7/2 2010 Sam Houston Race Park Houston, TX
7/3 2010 Superpages.com Center Dallas, TX
7/5 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis Maryland Heights, MO
7/6 2010 Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre Noblesville, IN
7/7 2010 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
7/8 2010 Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City Cleveland, OH
7/9 2010 Arrow Hall (International Centre) Mississauga, ON, CANADA
7/10 2010 Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal, QC, CANADA
7/11 2010 Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
7/13 2010 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA
7/14 2010 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY
7/15 2010 Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain Moosic, PA More...
Brazilian metallers Of The Archaengel have issued the following update about performing live with Dark Tranquillity on June 13th:
"Hallo! We are pleased to announce to everyone about our first gig of 2010 and it become very special since we are guest of the Swedish masters of Dark Tranquillity! It will take place in June, 13th at the city of Curitiba, PR (400 km far from our base) and will be awesome to perform to an audience with an such exceptional musical taste that is the DT army!"
Power metal act Arryan Path has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the 2010 edition of the Power of the Night festival:
"Arryan Path will be appearing at Power of the Night Festival in Nicosia this coming July, along with Ross the boss, R.U.S.T, Marauder, Winter's verge, Hardraw and others to be announced! Prepare to eat steel!"
Additional details on the Power of the Night festival can be found at this location.
Comedy Central has officially ordered up a pilot for a Steel Panther TV Show. Tentatively titled "Steel Panther," the program is a "loosely scripted" "docu-reality show" that follows the band members as they attempt to bring back heavy metal. A pilot of the show was ordered by Comedy Central for their 2010-2011 development slate.
The show is being created by heavy metal comedian Brian Posehn and Jackass director Jeff Tremaine.
Steel Panther have among their ranks ex-L.A. Guns and Fight members, and released their debut album, "Feel the Steel," last year.
Read the full article at Exclaim.
Brisbane progressive metal band Arcane has uploaded their 2009 concept album "Chronicles of the Waking Dream" to their ReverbNation page in it’s entirety. The album will only be available for listening for a limited time. Here's the update about it from the band:
“For those who haven’t yet heard the full Chronicles experience, listen to the album Metal Obsession called “one of the finest progressive metal albums, ever” and Press Record Online called “experimental metal at it’s finest: a musical journey that simply deserves all of your undivided attention” for free at http://www.reverbnation.com/arcaneaustralia“
The band recently stated that several live announcements are on the horizon, however no further details were given yet.
In case you missed the Deftones' hour long global webcast in Dallas on May 4th, 2010, it's still available online via Ustream. Check it out below to see them perform their entire new album, "Diamond Eyes," in its entirety.
Nu-metal veterens Korn have revealed the album art for their upcoming release "Korn III - Remember Who You Are."
You can check out the art, as well as a track list and the first single, "Oildale," at the RoadRunner Records website.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s This Or The Apocalypse has released the third installment of a studio blog series, which can be viewed below. The band's new album "Haunt What’s Left" was produced by Lamb of God’s Chris Adler, and is set to hit stores on June 22nd, 2010.
The upcoming This or the Apocalypse tour dates are as follows: More...
Immolation has announced a U.S. headlining tour this Fall in support of the band's new album "Majesty and Decay." Joining Immolation will be the Polish death metal tank and label mates Vader, along with Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, and Pathology.
“We are very excited to announce this upcoming tour here in the States,” commented the band. “It will be our first official tour for the Majesty and Decay album and we are really looking forward to playing our full live set debuting material off the new record as well as a lot of our older material off our previous 7 albums. Joining us on the tour will be our good friends of 22 years, Vader! Vader is a tremendous band that we have a lot of respect for not only for their longevity and immense contribution to the extreme music scene, but simply put, they are a great band and we are also huge fans! Also joining us will be Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, and Pathology, so we hope it will be something that will appeal to all fans of extreme metal. We look forward to seeing you all in Sept/Oct."
The currently announced tour dates are as follows: More...
Bret Michaels, who suffered a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage on April 22, just 10 days after an emergency appendectomy in San Antonio, Texas while on his Custom Built Tour, is planning on making his return to live performances Friday May 28, Memorial Day Weekend, at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Michaels, who has been rehabbing since his release from ICU, has increased his rehabilitation sessions to twice a day to prepare for his comeback on Friday May 28th at the Hard Rock in Biloxi, Mississippi and to continue on all of his solo dates as well as kicking off a tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd which begins June 10 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Cruzan Amphitheater.
“We have been overwhelmed with well wishes and offers that continue to pour in for Bret. And promoters have really stepped up to the plate to reschedule dates he missed. Which is a testament to Bret’s great live performances and friendships he has built over the years” states Brian Ahern from William Morris Endeavor Agency (WME).
The singer plans to remain on tour throughout the fall and early winter, with dates scheduled through December. Dates that were postponed due to the singer’s medical emergencies are currently being rescheduled.
Michaels, who continues to be a strong competitor on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice Sunday nights, is hoping to be able to return to New York, along with the rest of the cast, for the finale on Sunday May 23rd. Donald Trump says “We really hope that Bret is well and able to join us at the finale as Apprentice has hit some of its highest ratings ever and I have much respect as he is a fighter and strong competitor.”
Michaels will be making his first televised appearance since being hospitalized on The Oprah Winfrey Show to air Wednesday May 19. His upcoming album, "Custom Built," featuring the hit song "Nothing to Lose" with Miley Cyrus, a remake of the Sublime song "What I Got," as well as a rock and country remake of his hit song "Every Rose Has It’s Thorn" featuring other artist such as Jay Demarcus of Rascal Flatts, Brad Arnold of Three Doors Down, Chris Cagle and Mark Wills just to name a few, is set to hit stores June 8.
To hear samples of the tracks from Bret’s new album Custom Built, to pre order the record or purchase his never before offered platinum and gold meet and greet packages visit BretMichaels.com.
Cephalic Carnage has begun work on the follow-up album to 2007’s "Xenosapien." The still untitled full-length is being recorded at the band’s own recording studio with longtime engineer / producer Dave Otero. A fall 2010 release date is expected with more details to be announced soon.
Additionally, Cephalic Carnage will return to the annual Summer Slaughter Tour this year. The 2010 Summer Slaughter will also include Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, and more. A full listing of upcoming Cephalic Carnage tour dates can be found at this location.
Progressive death metal super group Barren Earth, which consists of members who have been involved with Amorphis and Swallow the Sun, has completed filming the band's first music video. The video clip is for the track "The Leer," taken from Barren Earth's debut full-length album "Curse of the Red River." The video was directed by Owe Lingvall, and can be viewed through Metal Hammer.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. The Curse Of The Red River
2. Our Twilight
3. Forlorn Waves
5. The Leer
6. The Ritual Of Dawn
7. Ere All Perish
8. Cold Earth Chamber
9. Deserted Morrows
Guitarist Doc Coyle of God Forbid has posted a new editorial through Metal Sucks about aging in the heavy metal scene. An excerpt from his comments follows:
"In the last few years, something seemed to happen and I barely noticed. Suddenly, I’m no longer the young kid at the show. I’m one of the guys hiding out by the bar. I’m not crowd surfing, not covered in sweat with my shirt off, and I’m certainly not moshing. I’m also not randomly yelling 'Slayer!', but that seems to span all demographics. I became… (gulp)… an adult. I don’t know what the range is in the ages of the followers of MetalSucks, but I’ll assume that it’s a mix of younger and older metal fans. I am 29 years old, but I still feel relatively young and energetic considering my opening salvo. I’m the youngest member of my band, and younger than a good majority of my friends in bands and the industry.
"With that said, I think there comes a time for all metal heads, and probably all adults for that matter, when you look at what is popular amongst the true youth culture (16-24), and you feel as if not only do you not relate to it, but it feels alien, as if it’s creation was not meant for your consumption (which it wasn’t) – and it also seems inferior to music that you grew up with. I’m only 29, and I’m already having 'back in my day' moments. It kind of scared me, and I began to wonder if I was being obtuse and a little too set in my ways, or if my analysis was accurate. More...
Read the full article at Metal Sucks.
Dan Castro of New York thrash act Castrofate has checked in with the following update about the band's live shows and recording progress:
"Hey friends, thanks for coming out to our Escape From The Studio 2010 show on Long Island last weekend where we dished out a heavy dose of Metallica covers in tribute! It was great to see you all again and get out there and play! In a few short weeks we'll be back down in Florida with James Murphy finishing up the guitars and vocals for our upcoming 3rd album 'iHuman'! In other news, Fall tour plans are moving along! Keep checking back for updates!"
You can also check out Castrofate tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Richard Christy's Charred Walls Of The Damned is hitting the road in support of the band's debut album this July. The group will be touring from Chicago, through Canada and up to Worcester, MA for a show with Dream Theater. The tour will also feature comedian Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show."
Richard Christy commented on the tour: "I am soooooooooooooo pumped to get out on the road and blast some heavy metal with Charred Walls of the Damned this summer! Tim 'Ripper' Owens and I are beyond excited about this tour! The response to our debut album has been so amazing and I think people are going to be blown away when they hear these songs live! I'm sweating my buns off in the rehearsal room every day getting tighter and tighter on our songs so that we will be absolutely blistering when we get out on the road in July! Steve DiGiorgio and Jason Suecof have prior commitments and won't be able to join us on this tour but we have the incredible musicians John Comprix (Beyond Fear, Ringworm) on guitar, Dennis Hayes (Beyond Fear, ex-Iced Earth) on bass, and Matt Sorg (Ringworm) on guitar joining Charred Walls of the Damned for this tour!
"We'll be playing our debut album in full and we'll have plenty more surprises as well! Joining us as host of the tour and also doing stand up at each show will be the hilarious comedian and carrier of the heavy metal torch, Don Jamieson from VH1's That Metal Show! I've known Don for many years and I'm so psyched to have him as part of this tour! Coming soon we'll have more big announcements about the tour including opening bands in each market and other cool surprises! So get ready to raise your fists and bang your heads with Charred Walls of the Damned this summer! See you on tour!"
Tim "Ripper" Owens adds: "Man I really look forward to this short run of shows, just going out with some friends and playing in front of some of the best fans around. And watching Don every night just tops it off!!! See you all on the road!" More...
Sweden's Hostile Cell released the new album "The Deafening" on May 12th, 2010. The band has now checked in with the following update about streaming three tracks online from the new album:
"Yo people! We've launched a brand new myspace layout today. Three new songs are streaming on the site right now: River Runs Black, Sound of Revolution, and Hatesick. Hatesick features guest vocals by Gothenburg metal legend Tony Jelencovich of M.A.N, Transport League, Icon In Me, ex. Mnemic. It was really cool to have him record in our studio. I used to see his videos on Headbangers Ball when I was a kid and his voice was bad ass even back then. He kicks ass, so check it out people, and get the album from the links on the site! Stay heavy!"
Michigan's Tension Head has issued the following update about canceling their previously scheduled show on June 17th:
"Planet Rock has decided to cancel the show on the Flyer here due to lack of interest for Mary Magdalan...no worries Battle Creek, they still want Tension Head to come, just on a bigger and better show and I am in the process of re-booking with them, so stay tuned! Oh Yeah!"
Tension Head still has the following upcoming tour dates:
5/22 2010 The Rave/Eagles Ballroom (w/ SEETHER and HELLYEAH) Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
6/5 2010 Carson’s Pub Live Indianapolis, Indiana, US
6/11 2010 Club Envy Muskegon, Michigan, US
7/2 2010 Hamilton St. Pub Saginaw, Michigan, US
Nevermore is currently streaming a new track online from their upcoming album "The Obsidian Conspiracy." The new song, “Without Morals,” can now be heard through the Nevermore MySpace page. "The Obsidian Conspiracy" is set for a June 8th North American release. Nevermore will also film a video for the song “Emptiness Unobstructed” at their May 18th show at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England. The clip will be directed by Nigel Crane (Paradise Lost).
Norway's Virus has checked in with the following update about the recording process for their new album:
"Czral is pretty much done preaching, crooning and freaking his way through the lyrics, and we now have 10 tracks with vocals on them. There are a couple more tracks that may or may not have vocals added, the jury's still out. But the meat of the record is down, now we just need some bass, spice and mixing and we're good to go. And the title? We finally landed on: The Agent That Shapes The Desert. We think you will enjoy this record. More details soon!"
Sample Virus tracks can also be heard through the band's official MySpace page.
Norwegian metallers Leprous have posted a video clip online from their performance of the track "Passing" at The Rock in Copenhagen. "Passing" is off the band's full-length album "Tall Poppy Syndrome." The video clip can be viewed below.
Slipknot has posted a video clip online asking fans to help out with the relief effort for people affected by the floods in Nashville. The footage can be viewed below.
Death metal act Unlocked, which features former members of Gorgoroth and Enthroned, is scheduled to enter the recording studio later this month. Unlocked has announced eight new tracks will be recorded in the Blackout Sound Studio starting on the May 17th, 2010. Additional details on the album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available. The unlocked lineup is as follows:
Guitar - Benny (Prostitute Disfigurement, Visceral Bleeding)
Guitar - Sebastiaan (Abhorrence, Tombe)
Vocals - Nornagest (Enthroned)
Bass - Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness)
Drum - Dani "Garghuf" Robnik (Gorgoroth)
Finland's Amberian Dawn will soon see the release of the song "Incubus," which is off the band's latest album "The Clouds of Northland Thunder," on the Rock Band Network. A video clip of the song being performed on expert mode can be found below.
German metallers Disbelief have announced that the release of their new album "Heal" has been slightly postponed due to manufacturing problems. "Heal" is now set to hit the street on May 28th, 2010. In the mean time you can check out a sample track from the album, titled "The Eyes of Horror," through the band's MySpace page. The cover artwork for the album can also be viewed at this location.
The upcoming Disbelief tour dates are as follows:
5/29 2010 Nachtleben Frankfurt, DE
6/12 2010 Chronical Moshers Fest REICHENBACH, DE
7/10 2010 ROCKHARZ - Festival Ballenstedt/Harz, DE
8/13 2010 Devils Night AT - Altenfelden bei Linz, AT
Swedish metallers Sabaton are set to release their new album "Coat of Arms" on May 21st, 2010. The band has now issued the following update about streaming the entire album online:
"Wanna decide for yourself what you think of the new album? We are really proud to present the full album available on our myspace from today and until the release which is 21st of May. At the same time we launch our new myspace and website. There are now easy pre-order links for the new album on the sites, make sure that you don't just get the downloaded version. Thank you for your support and see you on tour."
Jani Lane (Warrant) has been arrested again on suspicion of DUI. Is it Spring already?...
Starring on VH1’s new special “UNDATEABLE: Top 100 things guys do that guarantee they won’t be dating or having sex” is Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Bret Michaels (Poison). They will also be sharing the stage with hip hop legend Sir Mix a Lot who is responsible for Reason #32: Don’t write a song about big asses… More...
Washington, DC metal band Division has posted an update about their search for a new bassist, making it quite an entertaining read and sharing some anecdotes from the experience. Here's an excerpt:
"Ah, the hunt for a new musician to play in your band. It’s like mixing a job interview with a personals ad. Not only are you looking for someone who can play the song, has “pro gear and a pro attitude”, doesn’t have any substance abuse problems (short of drinking way too much on road trips), can afford rent, and has a car to get them to and from practice/gigs, but you’re looking for someone you can see yourself hanging out with on a regular basis. After all, we’re certainly not in this for the money (see the “isn’t psychotic” part). A tall order, for sure.
"So, imagine, if you will, what you expose yourself to when you put your e-mail address and phone number on little tear-off strips of paper in music stores, and “specific and concise” ads online and on newsprint. Before anything else happens, you get invited to invest in new businesses, tour Europe, help someone’s uncle in Nigeria, enhance your, um, manhood, and take part in exciting and invigorating new opportunities to form grassroots campaigns promoting grassroots campaigns in the areas where grassroots campaigns occur. Just the thing my wallet and manhood needs! However, no one prepares you for the cold, hard fact that no one is going to actually respond to the substance of your ad for, oh, about a month.
"Then the phone starts ringing."
Read the full article at Division's site.
Pennsylvania grunge metal band 2 Sides 2 Die has posted an update about their upcoming album and plans:
"The new CD is almost at hand, as recording begins in June. We originally said March would be recording, but due to Brian and Mike joining the band, we pushed it back becuase we feel that you...the FANS deserve the best. This album we will be taking alot of time in the studio. While our first two EPs were recording in a mere week, We will be taking time on this new album to make sure it is exactly the best we can offer.
"We are also going to announce new summer show dates soon."