Metal News for May 18, 2007
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23 news articles posted on this day.
SOULFLY has scheduled the following European dates in August:
Aug. 09 - Sziget - Budapest, Hungary
Aug. 11 - Picture On - Wallern im Burgenland, Austria
Aug. 16 - Pukkelpop - Hasselt, Belgium
Aug. 18 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
Aug. 20 - Prague, Czech Republic
Aug. 24 - South Poland Fest
Aug. 25 - Hinterfest - Holland
A video clip of SOULFLY performing the SEPULTURA classic "Refuse/Resist" at the XII Festival Arte-Nativo / Viña Rock festival on April 28 at the Recinto de Festivales of Benicàssim, Spain has been posted online at YouTube. More...
Fast-rising Yorkshire, U.K. thrashers EVILE, currently at Sweet Silence studios in Copenhagen, Denmark layng down their upcoming Earache debut release, "Enter The Grave", with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, MORBID ANGEL), are giving their fans a chance to ask them questions about the recording process via the band's MySpace blog.
Says the band on their latest posting, "Feel free to ask any questions about us being in the studio. Questions about recording techniques, Gear, Flemming, etc. Questions about METALLICA are welcomed, but we can't tell you much, haha."
EVILE formed three years ago in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, U.K. by brothers Matt Drake (vocals/guitar) and Ol Drake (lead guitar), along with Ben Carter (drums) and Mike Alexander (bass) and has since rapidly picked up a rabid following, eager to enjoy a night of heads-down, no-nonsense thrash.
While unsigned, EVILE were hand-picked to play two prestigious U.K. festivals in the summer of 2006 — Bloodstock Open Air and most recently, Damnation Festival — both to great acclaim from fans.
Italian brutal death metallers PUTRIDITY have posted a song off their upcoming new album, Mental Prolapse Induces Necrophilism, over at their official MySpace page.
Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have set "Now That You're One of Us" as the title of their upcoming DVD. "If timing works out, we'll be doing the performance shoot at The Metro [in Oakland, Californa on June 3]," says bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel. "So far we're trying to get things worked our with the production company and make sure everything is perfect so we can give you the best DVD possible. It only makes sense to do it in our hometown. Let's just hope things work out."
A video of SKINLAB performing in Maplewood, Minnesota on May 11, 2007 has been posted at YouTube.
SKINLAB 2007 lineup:
Paul Hopkins - Drums
Glen Telford - Guitars
Steev Esquivel - Bass/Vocals
Snake - Guitars More...
Glasgow, Scotland’s MAN MUST DIE has announced a record-release in-store show and hometown record-release show/party upon the release of their Relapse debut, The Human Condition.
MAN MUST DIE will perform a free all-ages show at the One Up record store in Aberdeen, Scotland on May 28, the same day The Human Condition is available on store shelves in the U.K. (The Human Condition will see its North American release the following day, May 29).
The band will also headline a show in their hometown of Glasgow, Scotland on May 30 at the Barfly along with CO-EXIST and BOADICEA’S GRAVE. That night will serve as the official record-release party with MAN MUST DIE and Relapse Records goodies up for grabs all night. A listing of MAN MUST DIE live appearances can be found here with more dates forthcoming. More...
Beneath Shattered Skies continue writing for there upcoming EP "Truth In Spoken Word." They will enter the studio in July to record the effort and a late August/early September release date is planned. A demo track from the ep will be recorded and posted in a few weeks. "Fans of early Gaza, A Scanner Darkly, Love Lost But Not Forgotten should take note" says the band's label, Forgotten Empire Records.
The first annual Phantasm Fest has been announced. The event will be held at El Torreon in Kansas City on Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th. Tickets are $12 per day, or $18 for both. The line-up is as follows:
Out of the Suffering
Behold the Alliance
The Last Tyrant
While I Breathe
Eyes of the Betrayer
By the Sins Fell Angels
With Dead Hands Rising
The Cast Pattern
The Roman Holiday
Gorgoroth's new video for the track "Carving a Giant" from last years "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" will premiere on this Sunday's (May 20) edition of MTV's Headbanger's Ball which starts at 10:00 PM GMT +1 hour (rerun: May 21 at 12:00 AM).
The Chariot have shot a video for their song “They Faced Each Other” from their new record, The Fiancee, which came out April 3. “The song defines our new record because of its energy,” says frontman Josh Scogin.
Instead of using standard video footage, the Chariot decided to create the clip entirely with still pictures. “I have done many short films and other small projects before using this method so I figured it would translate well into a performance video for us,” Scogin said. “Shooting the video took several hours in one night, however the lengthy process came when I had to edit down 10,000 photos into about 4,000. After three days of going through them and picking what needed to be used, it was done. Look for it soon.”
There is an online competition going on at Famecast.com, which includes a metal "stage." This is the first season for the metal stage and Famecast's second season competition. Artists register and submit a music video, then fans vote and after 4 total rounds of voting 5 finalists from each stage are flown to Austin TX to compete in a webcast contest. The winner from each genre gets a check for $10,000. There will be a total of 12 winners - one from each stage or "genre."
The metal stage is currently open for voting, but still taking submissions through June 11.
The competition begins with the audience selecting the Top 50 artist performances. The contestant field will be narrowed each round until an ultimate winner is selected. Viewers may vote for as many artists they wish, but may only vote once per artist in each round. Advancing contestants must submit a NEW performance video when they reach the Top 10 (Round 4). Artists can choose to submit a new performance video during the Top 50 and Top 25 (Rounds 2 and 3), however, it is not required. The final five contestants from each Stage will be flown on location to compete in the FameCast 5 Finals, a live webcast where the online viewing audience selects the ultimate winner in each genre – the Famecast Fenom.
Already, some notables including At All Cost, Powerderburn and Desolate Ways are participating, as well as a number of even more underground bands. So head on over and sign up to vote or participate. Or just go and watch the videos.
The first-ever video from 3 LEGGED DOGG, 'Give And Take Away', has been posted on the group’s MySpace page.
Shot in Los Angeles, CA, the video was directed by Raz, a gentleman who has worked with a wide variety of renowned artists. Additionally, the clip was edited by Allison D. Gill (AZRAEL'S BANE, DISTANT THUNDER) at Diamond Recording & Productions, Houston, TX.
The clip that accompanies the Zeppelin-esque tune is refreshingly unlike the majority of overblown videos nowadays – no ‘Lord of the Rings’ reenactments here, just the quintet jamming away on a sound stage.
Comprised of ex-QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, ex-RAINBOW/DIO bassist Jimmy Bain, ex-BLACK SABBATH/Dio drummer Vinny Appice, ex-BONHAM singer Chas West, and DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist Brian Young, 3 Legged Dogg issued their debut album, Frozen Summer, late last year.
3 Legged Dogg hope to play some live dates in support of their new video and debut album.
Washington-based death metallers EMBALMED have posted a number of new tracks over at their official >a href=http://www.myspace.com/embalmed>MySpace page for your listening pleasure.
A brand new STILL REMAINS track, entitled "Aenima in Your Sheets", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Michigan band's second studio album, "The Serpent", due on July 31 via Roadrunner Records.
STILL REMAINS entered a Los Angeles studio on January 21 with acclaimed producer Steve Evetts (STORY OF THE YEAR, HE IS LEGEND, SAVES THE DAY), to begin the recording process for "The Serpent". "Expect the unexpected with 'The Serpent', as these songs are faster, darker, heavier and more melodic; truly the most honest thing we have ever written as a band," commented band frontman TJ Miller. More...
All of VELVET REVOLVER's previously announced tour dates in Europe from June 20th in Lisbon, Portugal to July 2nd in Kristiansand, Norway have been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with promotional activities for the release of their new album Libertad. It is expected that the cancelled shows will be rescheduled before the end of the year.
As previously reported, VR's new EP, Harmony And The Tyranny, is due for release on June 1st.
The tracklisting: 'She Builds Quick Machines', 'Just Sixteen', 'Psycho Killer', 'Making Of Libertad', 'Do It For The Kids'.
Additionally, Libertad will be released on July 3rd in two formats: a CD version, which will also include the documentary and a CD/DVD version, which will feature a bonus DVD with a 30-minute documentary about the 2007 South American tour
Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK has uploaded a rough-mix version of a new song on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Dawn of the End", due later in the year via Norway's Aftermath Music. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Dawn of the End", "Voyage to Desolation", "Chthonic Temple Smoke", "Retaliation", "Volcano Throne", "The Circle", "Magus of Fire" and "Sabbatum Ad Infinitum".
RUNEMAGICK's current lineup is:
Nicklas Rudolfsson - Guitars, Vocals
Emma Karlsson - Bass
Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen – drums
Austrian old-school black metallers HELLBOUND are currently writing new material for a tentative winter release. Peter Kubik of ABIGOR will play the bass on the new CD, but it is not presently clear if he will permanently rejoin the group.
HELLBOUND's last release was a split seven-inch single with ENSAMHET, entitled "Bullet 666". It was recorded and produced at Hellbound Studios during August-September 2005 and it featured the following recording lineup:
Patrick Duch - Drums
Peter Kubik - Guitars, Bass & FX
Sethnacht - Vocals
For more information, visit their Myspace page.
Danish melodic death metal hopefuls PITCHBLACK have posted two songs from their upcoming debut album, "Designed to Dislike", which is scheduled for release on May 28 via Limited Access Records. Check out "Angelized" here and "Patient X" at this location.
PITCHBLACK's video for the song "Angelized" has been posted online at YouTube.
"Designed to Dislike" was produced by Steen Mogensen (CORNERSTONE, ex-ROYAL HUNT). More...
LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, BEHEMOTH, and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have lined up the following off-dates from this year’s Ozzfest:
July 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Center
July 15 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
July 16 - Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
July 20 - Bakersfield, CA @ Stramler Park (outdoors)
July 22 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
July 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
July 27 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
July 29 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
August 1 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 3 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Events Center
August 5 - Dallas, Texas @ Clear Channel Metroplex
August 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
August 17 - Niagara Falls, NY @ The Dome Theater
August 19 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
August 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
August 25 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
August 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
August 31 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
September 1 - North Charleston, SC @ The Plex
September 2 - Richmond, VA @ Toad’s Place
You can check out a new song from KING DIAMOND entitled “Never Ending Hill,” is available for free download online here. The track comes off the group’s upcoming new album, Give Me Your Soul…Please, which will be released on June 26th through Metal Blade Records.
Continuing the multi-platinum success of their sophomore album, "The Open Door", EVANESCENCE welcomes drummer Will Hunt and guitarist Troy McLawhorn — both from DARK NEW DAY — to the band this week. "I am a big fan of DARK NEW DAY and can't wait for the fans to see what the guys bring to our live show," says frontwoman Amy Lee.
EVANESCENCE will debut their new formation on Saturday, May 19 at Columbus' sold out Rock On the Range festival, along with ZZ TOP, HINDER, VELVET REVOLVER and BUCKCHERRY. Following this performance, EVANESCENCE will perform at WMMR (Philadelphia) on Sunday, May 20 at Camden's Tweeter Center, along with VELVET REVOLVER, BUCKCHERRY and CHEVELLE. The group will then embark on a one-month European tour making stops in Belgium, France and Russia at select festivals and headline dates. Beginning July 20 in St. Louis, Missouri, EVANESCENCE will co-headline the U.S. leg of The Family Values Tour with KORN. More...
Ozzy Osbourne is ready to rock WWE. The rock legend will perform "I Don't Wanna Stop," the first single off his new album, Black Rain, live in Baltimore on SmackDown next week. "I Don't Wanna Stop" is the official theme song for Judgment Day, and Osbourne is no stranger to WWE.
"Working with WWE, it's fun, you know. I'm not new to wrestling. I started doing some stuff with the British Bulldogs many, many years ago," Osbourne told WWE.com, referring to his WrestleMania 2 appearance.
"I became a very good friend of Andre the Giant when he was alive. I used to go drinking with him, and he was such a lovely man," he said.
Epic Records' Black Rain will hit store shelves on May 22. It's Osbourne's first album of new studio material in six years. (Pre-order Black Rain now.)
"To be perfectly truthful with you, I was not aware it was six years. I thought it was a few years, but not six," Osbourne said. "I built a studio at the back of my house. I always wanted to have my own studio, and make my own record, in my own studio, and my dream came true."
Osbourne will embark on a world tour in Moscow on May 27 in support of Black Rain. Then he'll head back to the United States for this summer's 12th annual Ozzfest. Beginning July 12 in Seattle, this year's festival is being dubbed "FreeFest" because admission to the 24-city tour costs nothing. More...
Despite previous denials by the band, former DAMAGEPLAN bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha has officially replaced Jerry Montano in HELLYEAH for the band's upcoming tour dates. HELLYEAH begins their tour schedule this Sunday, May 20, 2007 in Baltimore.
Metalrulez Prod (www.mzprod.com) has annouced there newest release: Tribute to Venom - "Gods of Goats." The long delayed tribute to Venom is over 55 minutes long and will be released as a CD with an 8 page booklet and limited to 500 copies.
Here is the Tribute to Venom - "Gods of Goats" tracklisting:
661. Machetazo - "Black Metal"
662. Sturmgewehr666 - "In League with Satan"
663. Hangman - "Raise the Dead"
664. Empheris - "Lady Lust"
665. Cremaster - "Acid Queen"
666. Aquer - "Countess Bathory"
667. Bastard - "Mystique"
668. Hekseri - "Don't Burn The Witch"
669. Chaosphere - "Leave Me In Hell"
670. Frostmoon Eclipse - "1000 Days In Sodom"
671. Arminius - "The Evil One"
672. Mord'A'Stigmata - "Resurrection"
673. Turin Turambar - "Black Fucking Medley"
674. Spinal Cord - "Live Like A Angel (Die Like A Devil)"
615. Cerembrum - "Countess Bathory"
616. Lux Ferre - "Black Metal"