Metal News for May 15, 2010
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Megadeth's David Ellefson has posted a video update from the band's stop in El Savador, which can be viewed at this location. Ellefson also issued the following statement about the band's Latin American tour dates:
"We just arrived in El Salvador this evening, greeted by anxious and excited fans at the hotel. It's hot and humid and the mood in the air feels like it's going to be an awesome show tomorrow. Looking forward to our debut in this beautiful country, the final show of the 2010 Latin America tour."
Italian metallers Ecnephias have issued the following comments about the title of their new album "Ways of Descention:"
"About the title 'Ways of Descention'... The word 'Descention' is a 'pun' between 'descension' and 'ascension.' Descension: The act of going downward; descent; falling or sinking; declension; degradation into darkness. Ascension: To ascent to a higher plane of existence. According to theories there are 7 planes on the path of human evolution. Ascention is the process you go through when you die, but only if you are far enough evolved. When you are ascended, you exist as pure energy, that can take several forms."
You can also check out Ecnephias tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
U.K. based prog act Haken has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the 2010 edition of the ProgPower Europe festival:
"First of all - a big thank you to everyone who made it down to the Underworld last night - it was great to play to such an appreciative crowd. A special mention also goes to Love Crave and Diablo Swing Orchestra for being such nice guys and gals.
"Exciting news in Haken world; we will have the pleasure of playing at ProgPower Europe on Saturday the 2nd of October, along with the likes of Darkwater, Myrath and Shadow Gallery! (among others). More info about the festival can be found at this location."
Adelaide’s Truth Corroded has issued updates on their new album among other things. Their new album, entitled "Worship The Bled," will be mixed and mastered in Sweden by Scar Symmetry guitarist Jonas Jkelgren. Because of a lineup change with Andrew Parkinson joining as their new drummer, the band has rescheduled the recording until July, and mastering in August. Liam Okninkski, the former drummer, has left the band to join the army but will still play a couple of final shows on May 22nd in Adelaide, and July 3rd in Brisbane.
Commenting on the recent developments in the bands line up and the upcoming recording, bass guitarist Greg Shaw says: "Andrew is a great drummer with a highly professional attitude and musical background, so the band is really pleased to have him join. He brings enthusiasm and a strong ethic that the band needs to take its music to the next stage. With most of the album being written by Mark ( guitarist ) and myself using a drum machine to map out the songs, the transition has been seemless. Andrew has started working on the new songs and we look forward to entering the studio with him in July. The new songs are some of the fastest the band has written, but also the most crushing. This album builds on the previous album 'Upon The Warlords Crawl,' but destroys using new methods."
"Worship The Bled" will be released in Australia in September through Truth Inc Records / MGM with the band currently working on licensing for the U.S., Japan and Europe for late 2010.
A number of new tracks were release for the Rock Band Network this week, including some decent metal songs. There are new tracks available from The Acacia Strain, Bang Camaro, a t o m, and Rose of Jericho. Five more tracks also come to the PlayStation 3 including All That Remains and Amberian Dawn.
Here's what new in the Rock Band Network in the last week (metal and otherwise):
The Acacia Strain - "Dr. Doom"
a t o m - "You Take It All"
a t o m - "Light Of Day"
a t o m - "You're Not Alone - Rock Mix"
The Fury - "Beauty Queen"
Parry Gripp - "Last Train To Awesometown"
Andy Timmons - "Redemption"
Johnny Cooper - "Don't Feel Like That Anymore"
Paul Henry Smith & The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - "Night on Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky)"
Paul Henry Smith & The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - "Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms)"
Like A Storm - "Chemical Infatuation"
Rose of Jericho - "Wrong Side of the Sky"
Midnight Ocelot - "Rock Your Socks Off"
Bang Camaro - "Swallow the Razor"
a'tris - "Automatic Doors"
Robby Suavé - "Everyone I Know is an Alcoholic"
New to RBN on PlayStation 3 (available 5/18/10):
All That Remains - "Days Without"
Amberian Dawn - "He Sleeps in a Grove"
The Hold Steady - "Sequestered in Memphis"
the Apples In Stereo - "Energy"
Dear in the Headlights - "Talk About"
Rock Band Network tracks are available on the Xbox 360 and can be purchased through the in-game Rock Band Music Store or online by clicking on the Xbox Marketplace link on each song page. Select tracks are available on the PlayStation 3.
Viscera/// has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of Italy's Miodio festival. Other bands on the lineup include Ufomammut and Amen Ra. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Viscera/// tour dates are as follows:
6/9 2010 Magnolia @ MiOdi Fest Milano, IT
10/31 2010 10 Years Show - TBA TBA, IT
12/4 2010 Escape Metal Corner w/ Forgotten Tomb Wien, AT
Sweden's Scarpoint has posted live performance footage online, which can be seen below. The band also checked in with the following comment about the video: "Hey fuckers. Last week we did Sthlmthrash fest and it was a blast. Thanks to everyone who showed up and supported us! There are a 7 minute clip that you can watch below. We will post some really interesting news with in a couple of days so stay tuned and stay twisted fuckers!"
Strange Flesh has posted a video clip online introducing their new guitarist Jesus. The video clip can be viewed below.
Maryland death metal act Torture Therapy has checked in with the following update about streaming a new song online:
"To our dearest patients: we've posted a new track of audio rehabilitation called 'Befriended Then Beheaded.' It was one of the tracks we were lucky to salvage from our studio experience, but, despite the fact that the sound-quality is slightly lower on this track, we felt that it is one of the strongest tracks on the album. Please enjoy, and, as always, we thank you all sincerely for the continued support!"
The new track, along with the previously uploaded "A Wolf Among Sheep," can be heard via the Torture Therapy MySpace page.
Scott Weiland, vocalist and frontman of popular band Stone Temple Pilots and former vocalist for Velvet Revolver, will visit Xbox LIVE® to play Gold Members in Halo® 3. If you're a Gold Member, you can join in on Tuesday, June 1, starting at 7:00 P.M. ET.
Send a friend request to the following gamertag and be online half an hour before (6:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts:
Orange County, California based hard rock outfit Avenged Sevenfold has revealed that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Nightmare." The title track from the album is also scheduled to be the first single from the record. The single will be released on May 18th with an album release date of July 27th to follow. The album will be dedicated to the bands previous drummer, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, who passed away last December.
Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring founding Sepultura members Max and Igor Cavalera, as well as Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo and Fireball Ministry bassist Johnny Chow, has revealed that they have finished recording their as yet untitled second album. The album is not expected to be released until early next year however, owing to the forthcoming release of the new Soulfly album, "Omen." Stay tuned for further information as it becomes available.