Metal News for May 15, 2009
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm have posted a new video online for the song "Nancy The Tavern Wench," which comes from the bonus DVD on their upcoming album "Black Sails At Midnight." The video can be viewed below. "Black Sails At Midnight" will be released on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America. More...
Warbringer will have to miss four tour dates in May, as Epicurean drummer John Gensmer is unable to play those dates with them. Here's the update from the band:
"...we've unfortunately had to pull off the last four shows of our current tour (Nashville, Beaumont, Lubbock, Amarillo) due to Epicurean drummer John Gensmer only being able to play with us through May 21. We want to thank Gensmer for all his assistance playing with us during the Kreator and Exodus dates, while Nic continues to heal. This will not affect our June dates as they will go on as planned."
Norways' Virus has posted an untitled demo song online at their MySpace page. The band issued the following update about the track:
"An old rehearsal track has been added. This is a forgotten song from the Carheart days that we recently re-discovered and have decided to include on the next album.
"A new, as of yet untitled demo track has been posted. It's drums and guitars only and is from a pre-prod session we recently did. Enjoy!"
Supporting bands for the "Unleashing The Extreme" Tour have been announced. The tour features three of Australia’s highest caliber metal bands on one devastating bill: Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ruins. The tour will kick off in Western Australia, before winding its way through Queensland, ACT, NSW and Victoria.
Supporting bands for individual tour dates are listed below:
June 4th - Players Bar, Mandurah*^ with Plague
June 5th - YMCA HQ, Leederville (AA)*^ with Malignant Monster, Sworn To Thanatos
June 6th - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth^ with Nails Of Imposition, Deathfuckingcunt
June 11th - Brannigan’s, Gold Coast* with The Meat Grinder
June 12th - Rosie’s, Brisbane with Laceration Mantra
June 13th - Sands Tavern, Maroochydoore* with Ablaze Withsin
June 19th - The Basement, Canberra with Punishment
June 20th - The Manning Bar, Sydney (Lic/AA) with Dred
June 21st - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle with Black Asylum
June 26th - The National Hotel, Geelong with Tenth Dan
June 27th - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne with Tenth Dan, Guild Of Destruction
June 28th - TBC Melbourne (U18)
*Door sales only
^The Amenta not playing
All presale tickets will recieve a free STOMP sampler cd. Tickets are available from the following outlets:
Perth - Moshtix
Brisbane - Oztix
All NSW Shows - Moshtix
Geelong - Oztix
Melbourne - The Corner Hotel
Thrash metal outfit Warbringer has posted their new music video online for the song, "Severed Reality." You can check it out below. The song will appear on the bands new studio album, "Waking Into Nightmares" which is to be released on May 19th. More...
Moonspell has issued the following update about upcoming tours and planning a new album:
"As you know I am always involved in new projects. It's the kind of crazy man I am. But I feel so many artistic motivations that is hard to keep them to myself. Goes without saying that Moonspell is my main priority and outlet and always be. Whoever doubts that, doubts my integrity and I all I give and receive from this band. This post is not for you then. We just came back from an intense, hard but successful tour, where, every night, we had a HUGE response to our shows and songs. We are thankful to everybody who attended the shows and gave so much of themselves. We are happy to inform that we are on the verge of confirming another tour in North America as well as few dates in South America, between October and November, as well as some dates for Russia before the festivals. More detail will follow soon, stay tuned.
"After that tour is finished we intend to write a new album to be recorded and released in 2010. We will also make a decision over the plan of having an acoustic album for Moonspell.
"As for related news, the Fado project Fernando is involved made number #1 in Portuguese charts and has maintained this position for the second week in a row. Following up are some news in Portuguese, for Portuguese and Brazilian friends, that deal, in general, with some of the band showcases in stores and promo activity."
Psyopus has issued the following tour report from the road:
"Our stop in Charleston, South Carolina brought us many wonderful things; a relaxing day at the beach, intense battles against the waters of the Atlantic, naps on the pier, free PBR, and Cornhole. For those of you who aren't hip to backyard summer games, Cornhole is a contest involving two slanted boards with holes in the middle, set up across from one another. Beanbags are tossed at the board with the intention landing them in the hole. A somewhat complex scoring system is used to chart progess, and the first team to 21 wins. Most of us on the tour were Cornhole noobs, but those Woe of Tyrants guys, hailing from southern Ohio, know their collegiate tailgate games. They showed us how it was done. I highly suggest getting into this game if you haven't already.
"Its a great way to usher in the summer. Then it was off to play the Masquerade in Hotlanta for what seems like the 6th or 7th time this year. Not that we mind. The set was certainly an eventful one. Highlights include an unrehearsed rendition of Kill Us (believe me, if you weren't there, you didn't miss much. And if you were, sorry), and Chris handing his axe off to Brian, who in turn gave up his mic to Chris for an encore of 'Play Some Skynard'. Hey, when you play Atlanta as often as we do, you've got to make it interesting somehow. Sometimes endless shredding just won't cut it. Right?"
New York based extreme metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have upload the new song “Cataclysmic Purification” to their Myspace page. The track is taken from their forthcoming Nuclear Blast Records debut entitled “Blood Oath,” set for release on July 14 (North America). This will mark SUFFOCATION’s 20th anniversary as a band and as one of metal's most important and innovative artists.
Look for SUFFOCATION on this years installment of the Summer Slaughter 2009 touring festival! Confirmed dates so far are as follows: More...
Australian black metallers Nekrasov are currently streaming the tracks "Tramp and Void 2" and "Tramp and Void 3" online. The songs can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.
Progressive instrumental trio Dysrhythmia has announced a run of east coast dates in support of their forthcoming full-length "Psychic Maps." The tour will kick-off in Brooklyn, NY on July 18th, shortly after "Psychic Maps" is released (July 7th in North America, July 13th internationally).
Dysrhythmia recorded Psychic Maps at the band’s own Menegroth studio in Queens, NY. Dysrhythmia bassist Colin Marston engineered the album, the band’s fifth full-length. The "Psychic Maps" complete track listing is as follows: “Festival Of Popular Delusions”, “Triangular Stare”, “Reactionary”, “Room Of Vertigo”, “Iron Cathedral”, and “Lifted By Skin."
The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
French metallers Gorod have posted another new song online from their upcoming album "Process of a New Decline." The track "Programmers of Decline" can be heard on the band's MySpace page. "Process Of A New Decline" is due to be released this summer on Willowtip Records in North America and June 1st on Listenable Records in Europe.
Old Man's Child is currently streaming the new song "Ferden Mot Fiendens Land" from their upcoming album "Slaves of the World" online at their MySpace page. The album will be released in North America on May 19th and in Europe on May 18th through Century Media.
Canadian metallers Augury have posted the new track "Aetheral" online at their MySpace page. The song is from their upcoming album "Fragmentary Evidence," which will be released on August 11th in North America and July 17th in Europe through Nuclear Blast.
Fans of the legendary German heavy metal band Accept will be disapointed to hear that there will be no reunion with members Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann. The two are currently busy finishing up the new U.D.O. record which is entitled, "Dominator" and will be released on August 21st through AFM Records.
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Praying Mantis has posted their new music video online for the song, "Turn The Tide." You can check it out below. The song will be featured on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Sanctuary" which will be released by Frontiers Records on June 5th in Europe and on July 14th in North America. More...
Bay Area thrash metal veterans Heathen has announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, entitled "Evolution Of Chaos," on July 20th through Mascot Records. This will be the bands first album of new material since "Victims Of Deception" which was released in 1991 through Roadrunner Records. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Dying Season
2. Control By Chaos
3. No Stone Unturned
4. Arrows Of Agony
5. Fade Away
6. A Hero's Welcome
9. Red Tears Of Disgrace
10. Silent Nothingness More...
Tunisian progressive metal band MYRATH announced the title of new studio album as "Desert Call." Mixing is completed and mastering in House of Audio (Germany) is now in progress.
The band commented: “We would have hoped to release the album earlier as recording was completed since November 6th, 2008; however we have elected to dedicate more time to mixing / producing process so as to insure that the result will meet or exceed everyone’s expectations”
The official release date of the album will be announced soon
As we stumble upon the summer tour season we constantly hear the phrase “big” tour. Whether it is in reference to the number of bands playing, number of asses in the seats, or size of the stage show, a lot of bands claim to own the “big show” title.
Bands like Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, and Aerosmith (among others) for years have touted their tours in this regard and all (to some degree) have a right to throw their hat in the circle. This year is no exception: Kiss is following up a new album with what they are calling their biggest show ever, Metallica is again filling arenas on the road, and festivals drawing many bands are still going strong. Does tour “size” need to be qualified? Probably not, but what the hell….I personally haven’t given much thought to this until this week when I read the following: As AC/DC prepares for their Australian tour there is word that they will need forty-eight semi trailers to haul their equipment. Forty-eight trailers? I’ll let that one hang there for a minute… More...
Amorphis will be streaming their forthcoming album, "Skyforger," in its entirety on the band's MySpace for a whole week starting Wednesday, May 20.
"Skyforger" is due May 27th in Finland, May 29th in the rest of Europe, and sometime later this summer in North America. Here is the latest album trailer:
Pain's brand new video for the song "Monkey Business" from the latest album, "Cynic Paradise," has been posted online on Nuclear Blast's YouTube profile. It was recorded by Denis Goria in Paris on April 23 & 24 during Pain's European tour with Nightwish. Check it out here.