Metal News for May 16, 2009
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Islamic ambient doom band Moses has posted several clips online from their latest album "al-Sharia," which was released on March 10th via Kapustin Yar Records. The clips can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
Avant-garde Norwegian metallers Fleurety have announced that they will be releasing a new 7" vinyl EP titled "Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis." The cover art for the album can be viewed here. No official release date has been set at this time.
Myspace Music will premiere the new music video from BLEEDING THROUGH for the song "Germany" on Tuesday, May 19. Produced by Ignore Entertainment, it showcases some of the dark themes of the song.
The band is finishing up their co-headline tour of Europe with Darkest Hour this week with shows in the UK and Germany, and just added some dates in Mexico for July.
Converge is reportedly recording their new album. They’re in the studio recording a new album over at Godcity (Kurt Ballou’s studio). More info will be posted as it's revealed.
German heavy metal legends Accept have announced that they will be returning this year with former TT Quick vocalist Mark Tornillo. The band will be releasing a new studio album this year with a world tour to accompany it. You can check out an audio sample of the new lineup performing the classic song, "Balls To The Wall" by heading to their official website.
The band lineup is now as follows:
Mark Tornillo - Vocals
Wolf Hoffmann - Guitars
Herman Frank - Guitars
Peter Baltes - Bass
Stefan Schwarzmann - Drums
German metallers Neaera are currently streaming their entire new album "Omnicide – Creation Unleashed" online at their official MySpace page. The album is set to be released in Europe on May 25th and in North America on May 26th.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. I Loathe
2. Prey to Anguish
3. The Wretched of The Earth
4. Grave New World
5. Age of Hunger
8. In Near Ruins
9. The Nothing Doctrine
10. I am The Rape
Ibex Moon Records has issued the following announcement about Goreaphobia planning to record an upcoming show for a DVD release:
"Since reforming last year, legendary extremists Goreaphobia have been waiting to unleash hell upon the masses. On May 16th, 2009 they get that chance. As one of the three featured acts at the May Metal Massacre in Allentown, PA (Total Fucking Destruction and Anal Blast round out the top of the bill), Goreaphobia promise to lay waste to those in attendance with a blistering mixture of old material and brand new tunes from their upcoming, Mortal Repulsion [Ibex Moon Records]. In addition, Goreaphobia would like to announce plans to film the event for a DVD which will span the history of the band. Guitarist Alex Bouks added these comments: 'We are recording footage for a DVD at The Sterling Hotel in Allentown,PA.The DVD will include songs from our new record Mortal Repulsion as well as the old classics. We plan on releasing the DVD later this year that will also include old footage of interviews with the band members.'
"The May Metal Massacre will take place on Saturday, May 16th at The Sterling Hotel in Allentown, PA. More details can be found below, or by going here."
Savannah, GA’s Baroness has announced a month long North American tour alongside Clutch. The summer tour will kick off on July 9th and include a free show in Chicago, IL as part of the annual Kuma’s Corner Block Party.
Baroness has recently entered the studio to begin work on their second full length and follow up to 2007’s "Red Album." The band is working with the Grammy-nominated producer / engineer John Congleton (EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, THE POLYPHONIC SPREE, THE ROOTS, BUDDY MILES, BLACK MOUNTAIN) on the still untitled album. A fall 2009 release date is expected.
The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Suicide Silence has announced that their upcoming album "No Time To Bleed" will be released on June 30th via Century Media.
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. Wake Up
4. Something Invisible
5. No Time To Bleed
7. …And Then She Bled
9. Your Creations
Susperia has issued the following announcement about a temporary live replacement for their vocalist Athera as he recovers from open heart surgery:
"Athera has now left hospital and is back home recuperating. He is working on getting himself back into working order and is aiming to be back on stage soon. We'll keep you updated on his progress.
"Only a few days to go until 'Attitude' hits the stores and we hit the UK for some serious metal madness! We've left it a bit late but we can now tell you that Bernt Fjellestad from the Norwegian band Guardians Of Time will stand in for Athera on the UK tour. We've been rehearsing with him and it's all sounding great. Athera has even been down to rehearsals to give him some tips!"
Australian power metallers Empires of Eden, featuring Stu Marshall of Paindivision and Dungeon, have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Songs Of War And Vengeance."
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. Dawn of fire ( intro)
2. New Hope
3. Empires of Eden
4. The Reckoning
5. Through Eternity
6. Scars of Innocence
7. Dark Religion
8. Blood of an Angel
9. Fires of Torment
10. Black endings / Echoes of Oblivion
The Romanian Rock City Open Air Festival 2009 will take place August 20 - 23 in Fetesti. The currently confirmed bands for the festival include:
Agathodaimon, Amon Amarth, Ancient Rites, Belphegor, Betrayer, Blaze Bayley, Blood Red Throne, Brainstorm, Candlemass, Mayhem, Solitude Aeturnus, Dew Scented, Snapjaw, Euphobia, The Cold Existence, Crossover, Dawn of Destiny, De Profundis, Eastern Front, Paul Dianno, Einherjer, Ghamorean, Hollenthon, Immortal, Infected Rain, Lacrimas Profundere, Lake of Tears, Moribund Oblivion, Onslaught, Overgarven, Primal Fear, The Revenge Project, Sinner, Sirenia, Stormlord, Theatres des Vampires, Trail of Tears, and Vendetta.
Anvil has posted a new video online of members Steve Ludlow and Robb Reiner appearing on the Jimmey Kimmel Live show on May 14th. The video, which can be viewed below, includes the band discussing their upcoming album "Juggernaut Of Justice." More...
Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist of Norway's Enslaved, has checked in with the following update:
"We’re parked in Boulder; a few minutes have passed since today's soundcheck at the Fox Theatre. We’re having the pleasure of being Special Guests with Opeth, and these guys really know how to pull a full house-and that’s an understatement. We started the tour on May 1st in New Jersey, or Sayreville to be specific. We had arrived the night before in New York without any other drama than Yours Truly emptying the plane’s supply of those little white wine bottles. We were picked up by the tour bus and driver Deana. Of course our barrel of gunpowder-manager/ tour manager Tonje came along to work in the new guys, but other than her we were about to try a brand new, all-American crew. With one exception this has been a grand success, these Americans do have great work ethos. The mentioned exception turned out to be the sound guy, who got replaced after a very short time. A blog is nowhere for public scolding; let’s just say that our expectations on one side and actual knowledge and experience on the other was as mismatched as Paradise Hotel contestants’ views on their own importance in popular cultural history on one side and reality on the other. Wow, that comparison was kind of pompous, wasn’t it? Well, being the composer for a band many dub 'progressive' (not our own words), I guess it is proper to use pretentious language from time to time. More...