Metal News for May 2, 2005
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The Associated Press reports Linkin Park demanded its release from Warner Music Group on Monday, claiming that the conglomerate, which is about to go public, is not devoting enough of its resources to promote the band. "We feel a responsibility to get great music to our fans. Unfortunately, we believe that we can't accomplish that effectively with the current Warner Music," the band said in a statement.
Read the full article at MSNBC.
BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have finished recording their sophomore album, tentatively titled "13 Acres", and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort today (May 1) for a summer release via Sanctuary Records.
The follow-up to last year's "Here Come the Brides", "13 Acres" was recorded in part at a studio in Malibu, California with producer Andy Johns, who has previously worked with guitarist Tracii Guns on the L.A. GUNS' "Waking the Dead" album (which Guns has referred to as "my favorite L.A. GUNS record."). Johns was reportedly involved with the album during its early recording stages but ended up leaving the project due to unspecified differences with Guns and the rest of the band.
Commented Tracii: "This record overall is a lot heavier than I expected musically, and I think that London [LeGrand, vocals], without taking a ton of direction from 'outside sources,' sounds stunningly amazing and original, except on 'So Long', which [drummer Scot Coogan] sings. More so than our first record we were able to really take everybody in the band's collective influences and explode through with a solid identity and a healthy dose of adrenaline that will make this an excellent record to get speeding tickets to while listening in your vehicle."
"13 Acres" track listing (in no particular order):
01. White Trash
02. Dead Man's Ruin
03. Blown Away
05. So Long
06. Porcelain Queen
07. Never Say Never
08. Tunnel of Love
09. White Horse
10. Lord of the Mind
11. Next Time Around
13. Dimes from Heaven
Black Lodge Records have announced two new signings. Bullet has signed a world wide record deal with Black Lodge Records. They are now recording their debut full length album in Euphony studios. The album is planned to be released in late 2005. For more information on Bullet, visit their official website at www.bullet.nu.
Their other signing is debutant black/metal band Rutthna. After a few other offers Rutthna decided to sign up with Black Lodge as they showed the biggest interest in the band. Rutthna started out as one-man-band by J. Kristensson (Thyrfing) in 2003. A demo was recorded and released, named "Decomposing Eve". In the beginning of 2004 Rutthna was reinforced behind the drums by D. Ekdahl (Raise Hell) and new songs started to take shape. Expect some cold and ugly metal on their debutalbum "Doomsdaylight". The album is set for release at the end of May-05. For more information about Rutthna, visit their website at www.rutthna.tk.
CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog:
"We recorded vocals for one of the songs for the final production demos for our new album yesterday, and we'll continue with two more on Saturday. Martin [Ain, bass] and I have worked on a variety of lyrics for months now… and some of the lyrics even go back much further than that. I had spent weeks preparing the vocal lines at my place and then took them to our rehearsal studio to practice them in absolute solitude, but with the energy of a live performance. As has always been true for CELTIC FROST, numerous rewrites became necessary to make everything work as it must for us to be satisfied. Martin often coached me where certain lines did not yet create the feel we had both imagined. Martin has always been a most resourceful vocal producer, but never before have we collaborated so closely. More...
Ozzfest.com has uploaded brand-new tracks from AS I LAY DYING ("Meaning in Tragedy") and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ("A Vulgar Picture"). You can check them out at this location.
"Meaning in Tragedy" comes off AS I LAY DYING's upcoming CD, "Shadows Are Security", due on June 14 via Metal Blade Records (June 20 in Europe). "A Vulgar Picture" is taken from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's forthcoming album, "Miasma", due on July 12 via Metal Blade Records.
Norwegian black metal band MASSEMORD will release their fourth album, "12 Years of Mass Murders", on May 21 in Europe via Germany's Perish In Light Records. The 12-year anniversary CD will contain new recordings as well as "Rare and Evil", an old self-produced mini-CD.
In other news, MASSEMORD have announced the return of vocalist Der Henker to the group's lineup. Der Henker will sing on the group's fifth studio album that is tentatively scheduled for release next Christmas. Also joining the group is Barren, who will be sharing guitar duties with LHW.
MASSEMORD's third album, a split release with Norway's SVARTSKOGG, was released last year through The Oath Productions.
In other MASSEMORD-related news, LHW has signed a deal with Oak Knoll Records for his L.H.WARMACHINE solo project, which will release its debut CD, "Shapeless Abyssal Void", in late June. SVARTSKOGG, LHW's side project, has completed the recording sessions for the "Helvete666" CD and are looking for a label to release it. Meanwhile, Der Henker has created his own band and will probably release a split CD with the Dutch black metal band KROCHT.
German doom/gothic metallers LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE parted ways with rhythm guitarist Christian Freitsmiedl after the completion of their recent German tour with THE 69 EYES. Replacing Christian in the band's lineup is Tony Berger. Tony will make his live debut with the group this week in Austria and will take part in the upcoming summer festivals.
LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE will enter the studio in September to record their seventh album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Napalm Records. The band's most recent CD, "Ave End", was released last June.
Germany's Black Goat Productions have finalized the track listing for the upcoming BATHORY tribute album, "A Tribute from the Hordes to Bathory", tentatively due in June.
"A Tribute from the Hordes to Bathory" will feature 25 tracks and 24 bands from 12 countries. The cover will be designed by Italian Lady Rock and will show a horde of black goats running across the twilight. This black-and-white drawing will be printed on a gatefold cover. Inside the gatefold you will find liner notes from the compilation's producer explaining why she made this tribute CD, along with photos of Quorthon. The set will be released as a double LP on coloured vinyl — yellow and blue (representing the Swedish flag). It will contain a 24-page inlay booklet including a nine-page interview the compilation's producer conducted with Quorthon in May 2001 in Stockholm. Each page in the booklet will feature two bands, with photos, logos, contact information and a statement from each group, plus a thanks list. The LP will be limited to 1,000 copies on yellow/blue vinyl, handnumbered in blood.
"A Tribute from the Hordes to Bathory" track listing: More...
Sinister Noise, Doll Work and Doom-metal.it have worked together to organise Italy's first doom festival. The Stoned Hand of Doom - Italian Doom Fest - Chapter One. It will be held on the 21st of May 2005 at "c.s.o.a. La Strada".
Bands playing are:
Ticket is 5 EUR.
When Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull was relieved of her duties as vocalist for Theatre Of Tragedy in 2003, she was just as shocked as her fans. When she returned with Leaves’ Eyes a year later, fans were surprised to learn she was still in the dark as to why she had been let go, her former TOT bandmates having cut all ties with her. In addition, Liv had been replaced by The Crest vocalist, a young lady by the name of Nell. Rather than dwell on the matter, Liv focused all her energy on Leaves’ Eyes debut album, Lovelorn, which led to an extensive European tour at the end of 2004. A three gig stint in her native Norway marked Liv’s first live appearances at home since getting the boot from TOT, and resulted in unexpected and much needed closure. More...
Metal Blade Records have posted the video for SIX FEET UNDER’s ‘Shadow Of The Reaper’ online. Check it out here.
‘Shadow Of The Reaper’ comes from Six Feet Under’s latest release, 13.
Also, the band have confirmed a North American tour in July to support the album, out now through Metal Blade. Joining Six Feet Under will be openers BYZANTINE, BLOODSIMPLE and GIZMACHI. More details as they become available.
Sweden's LORD BELIAL will enter Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 13 to begin recording their sixth full-length album, "Nocturnal Beast", tentatively due before the end of the year through Regain Records. "All the songs [are] done; now all that remain is lots of rehearsing, and of course some general touch-ups and improvements," the band write on their web site.
"[At] this very moment, the famous artist Kris Verwimp is painting a cover for the 'Nocturnal Beast'," the group continue. "Additionally with the new logo, LORD BELIAL is going through lots of changes that make it all feel very exciting, as if a new era is rising…
"LORD BELIAL is in contact with the Dutch promotion label Panzer Promotions that now is working hard to put together a headlining European tour later this year."
LORD BELIAL have been confirmed as the headliners of the fourth annual Jalometalli Festival, set to be held August 19-20 in Oulu, Finland. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are EXMORTEM, EMBRAZE, FOR MY PAIN… and OMNIUM GATHERUM, among others.
ATROCITY have added some new live dates. Here are their latest tour dates:
Fr 13/05/2005 D- Leipzig / WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN-Festival
Fr 17/06/2005 IT - Neapel / MAGNA GRECIA METAL-Festival
Sa 18/06/2005 D - Giessen / METAL-Festival
Fr 15/07/2005 D - Wasserburg Geretzhoven / NIGHT OF DARKNESS-Festival
Sa 16/07/2005 IT - Badia / BADIA ROCKS-Festival
13-14/08/2005 D - Hildesheim / MERA LUNA-Festival
Fr 19/08/2005 D - Schw. Gmünd / SUMMERBREEZE-Festival
Sa 20/08/2005 D - Berlin / K17
The following message has been posted on the Church of Tiamat website:
Century Media has scheduled a release of the Tiamat DVD entitled "Church of Tiamat" for September (yeah, folks, this year!). It WILL be mixed in 5.1 surround sound (hm, most stuff we write here turn up to be untrue...), by our favourite mixing engineer Siggi Bemm in Woodhouse Studios! The band (we, us) is/are very pleased by that! Still it's not too late to mail us your perverted dreams of bonus material!
Now we'll start working on new songs! Ofcourse we'll keep you posted lieblings!
The basic tracks and five vocal tracks for Primal Fear's upcoming album, due out through Nuclear Blast later this year, are finished. The band are now working on final lead guitars and keyboard parts. To view a picture of guitarists Stefan Leibing and Tom Naumann, singer Ralf Scheepers, co-producer/engineer Charlie Bauerfeind and bassist Mat Sinner in the studio to http://www.primalfear.de/news.html.
In mid-May, Primal Fear head to Vancouver, BC to mix their newest CD with the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Cloverdate/Page, Slipknot, Aerosmith, the Cult). As previously reported, the band will be appearing at Scrape Records in Vancouver for in-store signing session on Saturday, May 14 at 5PM.
Nine Inch Nails recently shot a video for their second single "Only" with director David Fincher ("Seven", "Fight Club").
According to a spokesperson for Fincher, the new video almost entirely comprises computer-graphics-enhanced shots, and the director developed a brand new CG concept for the clip. Points of reference can be found in the CG shots from "Fight Club," including a scene that looks inside the head of Edward Norton's character. As with most of Fincher's work, the video for "Only" relies heavily on post-production, and as a result, the clip is not expected to be completed until June.