Metal News for May 17, 2009
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Quietus has issued the following statement about streaming a new song online at their MySpace page:
"'Jesus Christ, What Are These Goddamn Animals!!!!' This is our latest song and is taken off our first album that we just finished. It will be getting art done soon and then head off to pressing, so keep your eyes open for that shit. And as a side note, this was written for the late, great Hunter S. Thompson, hope you enjoy it."
Undun is currently streaming the song "Slow Clean Death" online at their MySpace page. The band has also announced the following upcoming Montana tour dates:
5/22 The Palace Lounge / Necryptic, Nocturnal Slaughter, Truculence, and Undun Missoula, Montana
6/11 The Palace Lounge / Skeletonwitch (Athens, OH) and Undun Missoula, Montana
9/11 The Palace Lounge / Project Independent 2009 Missoula, Montana
9/12 The FOE / Project Independent 2009 Billings, Montana
Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following warning about fake Facebook profiles:
"Just a quick note to say that it has (again) come to my attention that some asshole(s) has set up facebook pages pretending to be me. I don't have a facebook page and every 'Mikael Akerfeldt' page up there is either a idiot impostor or a simple fan page and they have nothing to do with me, and I don't endorse any of them.
"Do not post to these pages as it's simply a parasite kid running it trying to get some attention. I will bring these people down (to Chinatown) as soon as possible.
Swedish metallers Manegarm have issued the following update about the release date for their new album:
"Finally we have a confirmed release date for the new album 'Nattväsen'(Nightcreatures)
"The album will be released through REGAIN RECORDS 22nd of October.
"More info about the release will be announced closer to the release date! Keep your eyes open!!"
Nevermore has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "The Obsidian Conspiracy." Vocalist Warrel Dane has also issued the following short statement about the name of one of the tracks:
"Spent the day at the beach working on lyrics and melodies... sweet...this song I've been working on, 'Emptiness Unobstructed' has a MASSIVE chorus.."
War Pigs has announced a run of east coast tour dates. Here are the latest dates:
May 21 2009 The Landing Zone LATHAM, New York
May 23 2009 Shelton Church EDISON, New Jersey
May 24 2009 VFW Post 4522 VINTON, Virginia
May 25 2009 Cafe Evva WAYCROSS, Georgia
May 26 2009 The Blackbox Collective ORLANDO, Florida
May 27 2009 Goo MIAMI, Florida
May 28 2009 TBA tba, Florida
May 29 2009 TBA tba, South Carolina
May 30 2009 Whitesburg Shriners WHITESBURG, Kentucky
May 31 2009 The Brickhouse NITRO, West Virginia
Jun 1 2009 TBA tba, Ohio
To book War Pigs, contact thewellfed[at]gmail[dot]com.
De Profundis has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:
"De Profundis and bassist Aleksej Obradovic have parted ways after more than 3 years of successful collaboration due to musical differences. Additionally, Aleksej's job commitments would have made it very hard for the band to go touring or to perform live on a regular basis. The split was amicable and we remain on good terms with Aleksej.
"De Profundis would like to thank Aleksej for his contribution to the band and wish him the best of luck in his future musical endeavours.
"A replacement bass player has already been found. We have been fortunate enough to secure Arran McSporran's services as a new full-time band member. Arran will be laying down all the bass tracks on the new De Profundis album, due to be recorded in June 2009 with producer Fernando Pereira. Arran will be making his live debut with De Profundis at Romania's Rock City Open Air 2009 Festival.
"We will be shortly announcing several more festival dates this summer."
Black metallers Cvltvs Mortem, formerly known as Sonic Devastation, have been confirmed for the Rise of the Falls fest 2009. The festival will take place at the Shilo Inn convention center in Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 5th. Other confirmed bands include Abrupt Edge, Solar Roller, and Scratch.
Queensrÿche will take their acclaimed American Soldier Tour online by broadcasting an entire show live in high definition at cdpulse.tv. When the band takes the stage at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on May 19 at 8PM ET, fans worldwide can watch a high definition stream of the performance live as it happens. Fans can gain access to the show by purchasing an e-ticket at cdpulse.tv for the cost $5.95 for an advance ticket or $7.95 for a ticket on the day of the show. The show can be viewed virtually worldwide in high definition clarity via premium content delivery access systems featuring 43,000 servers in 17 different countries. For more details and technical information, please visit cdpulse.tv.
As with all shows on the American Soldier Tour, Queensrÿche will be performing three separate suites during the two hour performance, each focusing on a different album. The show opens with a suite from the band’s 1986 gold album "Rage For Order," including some tracks the band has not played live in over 20 years. The second suite focuses on the new epic concept album "American Soldier," which was released on March 31 from Atco/Rhino. The Soldier suite features guest vocal performances by Navy rescue swimmer and Blue Angels crew chief A.J. Fratto on the intense set opener "Sliver" and lead singer Geoff Tate’s daughter Emily on the moving ballad "Home Again." The final suite revisits 1990’s triple platinum opus "Empire" with performances of some of the band’s most beloved tracks including "Jet City Woman," "Silent Lucidity," and "Best I Can."
“The sound of a Panzer tank rolling down your street and politely knocking on your door, then smashing your head in when you open it,” laughs guitarist James Genenz, as he describes what Jungle Rot's latest album sounds like.
“What Horrors Await” is the Wisconsin-based band's sixth studio album since 1996's “Skin the Living.” The Jungle Rot regime released the 14-track death metal unit across Europe May 4, 2009, and with May 19 scheduled for the record's North American invasion. More...
Canada's The Agonist has issued the following statement about the availability of their new album:
"Many people have been writing in saying they can't seem to find our album in stores! That isn't fair to you or us. So, the best way to solve this is feedback! No matter where in the world you are, if you are having trouble tracking down our albums, here's what to do:
"1- Tell the record store you want The Agonist and ask them to stock up. 2- Respond to this blog with the name and location of the store that isn't carrying the albums. 3- Spread the word to your friends - the more people that buy our album in your city, the more chance we have of getting to stop there on tour! We want to meet you!
"Of course you can always buy our album from right HERE on our myspace, but it's a little more personal to buy it, autographed, directly from us when we play a show, right?
"We will do our best to get the album out there and come play your town, but we do need your help, so let's make it happen!
Spain's Hybrid underwent some major line-up changes just after the release of "The 8th Plague" with all their members departing except founding member, Chus Maestro. Over the past few months Chus has rebuilt the band bringing in Rafa Fernández on Vocals, Iván Durán on Guitar, Iago Fuentes on Bass and Antonio Sánchez on Guitar. Their Next show is on 17th June with Misery Index at Ritmo & Compás in Madrid, Spain.
Morbid Angel frontman Dave Vincent was recently interviewed by Australia's PyroMusic.net regarding a variety of subjects. During the interview, the topic of a new studio album came up:
Pyromusic.net: Your legions of fans want to know - what is the latest on the new studio album? How far into the process are you at the moment?
David Vincent: "We're coming along very well and we're all excited about it. After our visit with you and a few dates elsewhere it's all about the new release!"
Read the full article at PyroMusic.net.
Thelocal.de is reporting:
A concert by heavy-metal rockers AC/DC in Munich on Friday drew over 100 noise complaints by irate neighbours, police reported Sunday.
Complaints came from as far as Unterhaching, a suburb almost 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from the stadium. Police said the neighbours complained about “overly-loud music” that violated local noise ordinances. More...
Metallica frontman James Hetfield joined Machine Head on stage at the KoPi-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany last night (Saturday May 16th) to perform the song '"Aesthetics Of Hate." You can check out a video of the performance below. Machine Head are currently the special guests on Metallica's headlining tour of Europe. More...
Doomriders has revealed that their recently completed new album will be titled "Darkness Come Alive." There will be more info to come soon, with album artwork and release dates, etc.
Now that the record is done, the band plans to begin setting up some shows and tours. They are currently working out tour plans for late summer/early fall. Here are the first confirmed shows:
06/14: Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Clouds, Howl, Zoroaster
06/19: Dover, NH @ The Brickhouse w/ Clouds, Disappearer
06/20: Burlington, VT @ Oddfellows Temple w/ Another Breath, Unrestrained, Dome, Wreck
Bitter End just embarked on a European tour with True Colors. Here are the latest tour dates, which contain a few additions since the last report:
05/17: Hamburg, Germany @ Rota Flora w/ True Colors
05/18: Stockholm, Sweden @ Cafe 44 w/ True Colors
05/19: Dresden, Germany @ Chemiefabrik w/ True Colors
05/20: Warsaw, Poland @ Radio Luxenburg w/ True Colors
05/21: Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert Club w/ True Colors
05/22: Munich, Germany @ Escape Club w/ True Colors
05/23: Lichtenstein, Germany @ JZ Riot w/ True Colors
05/24: Bochum, Germany @ Zwischenfall w/ True Colors
05/25: Arnhem, Netherlands @ The Stage w/ True Colors
05/26: Limoges, France @ The Woodstock Boogie Bar w/ True Colors
05/27: Barcelona, Spain @ Casal Joves Roquetes w/ True Colors
05/28: Paris, France @ La Peniche Alternat w/ True Colors
05/29: Mol, Belgium @ Gompelhof w/ True Colors
05/30: Nottingham, UK @ The Old Angel w/ True Colors
05/31: Hull, UK @ The Ringside w/ True Colors
06/01: Newport, UK @ Le Pub w/ True Colors
06/02: London, UK @ Grosvenor
A video of Mastodon's performance of the song, "Oblivion" on the David Letterman Show has been posted online. You can check it out below. "Oblivion" comes from the bands latest album, "Crack The Skye" which was released on May 5th and has been receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike. More...
In This Moment are currently on tour in Japan. Guitarist Chris Howorth has checked in with the following tour update: "Hello Believers!
"I am writing from my hotel room in Osaka, Japan. This is our third day here and its been an exciting trip so far, we flew in two days ago and it was a hellish flight, after 10+ hours in a tiny seat with no air vents and some really nasty smelling food we arrived in Tokyo only to be stuck on the plane for an additional 45 minutes due to swine flu quarantine procedures. It was so bizzare; we likened it to the scene in E.T. when the govenment tents off the house and storm in with all the hazmat gear on, or the scene in Alien 3 when they show up to take Ripley off the planet, we are talking hazmat suits, face masks, goggles, gloves taped on, the works. They filmed us with an infra-red camera and questioned everyone (God help the poor bastard who flies to Japan with a stuffy nose or something). More...
Welsh ragga-metal group Skindred has uploaded two videos of themselves at work on their brand new record, "Jumping The Shark." You can check them out below. The record is expected to be released this Fall and the band will be doing headlining tours in both the United Kingdom and the United States this year to promote it. More...