Metal News for May 20, 2008
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Hailing from the industrial wastes of the North East of England, Vendetta has just completed their debut promotional video for the track "I Executioner," taken from their debut album, "Tyranny Of Minority," out now on Lion Music.
Vendetta has a number of shows planned. Here are the latest:
Sat Jun 7th 2008 Carling Academy 2 Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sat Jul 12th 2008 Bebside Inn Blyth
Sun Oct 12th 2008 The Clarry Redcar
For gig bookings and inquiries, contact email@example.com. More...
Epic Folk metal band CRIMFALL has signed to Napalm Records. The label comments: "Although their debut album will not be released until fall/winter 2008, Pagan and folk metal fans are advised to note this band's name. Trollhorn (FINNTROLL) supported the band on their demo recordings and his influence will surely be evident on the forthcoming album. "Building bridges between the styles of TURISAS and FINNTROLL, CRIMFALL skilfully blends the best of these two bands to create something completely new."
Six Feet Under has issued the following studio update:
"HELLO AGAIN FROM MORRISOUND IN TAMPA, FL!!
"We have, so far, completed all of the drum tracks for the new cd. Greg did an awesome job laying the drums down - powerful, very powerful!! Very big thanks to Bill Metoyer for all his help with getting some great drum tones.
"Terry and Steve have been tracking guitars all week, and are pretty close to completion of the rhythm tracks. Steve worked through this past weekend tracking the lead guitar sections - there are lots of leads on this one! Big thanks to KXK Guitars for the new axes that Steve and Terry are using on this recording. Really great sounding guitars!
"After the basic tracks are completed, I will be heading down to Miami for my vocal tracks, along with Chris Carroll at the helm. I'm really looking forward to getting back to the Hit Factory - it is the most important recording studio in the history of rock 'n roll. I am so honored to have been recording my vocals there for the past several years, and to be included with all of the greats that have recorded at the Hit Factory. Looking forward to another killer session!!!"
Look for Six Feet Under's follow up to 2006's "Commandment" to be available later this year.
Flyleaf was forced to drop off of the tour with Seether for at least a week due to Flyleaf's singer, Lacey, having lost her voice. Seether will still be appearing "and is very excited about the upcoming shows in Chicago, Covington, Charlotte, Indianapolis and Cleveland."
Additionally, the Chicago show has been moved to The Vic Theatre. All other venues remain unchanged.
To celebrate the bringing of music to a global audience, in an online HD broadcast, Rock Against Diabetes has decided to find the opening on the music social networks of the internet. Myspace, Facebook, Garageband, PureVolume and the multitude of other musical communities will be invited to submit their music, and videos to Rock Against Diabetes to be judged, and pared down to a Top 10, which will be judged by a panel of musicians, promoters, television personalities and industry giants.
The winner of the contest, that begins May 20th, 2008 and concludes with a winner on July 26th, 2008 will receive the following:
1. A slot in the kickoff pre party in Las Vegas at Club ROX on Friday August 22nd, 2008 playing with KARNEVAL, featuring Dario Lorina, MAGNETICO, featuring Rafael Moreira, Bumblefoot of Guns N Roses , and MORE!!!!
2. The opening slot for the worldwide broadcast of Rock Against Diabetes 2008, with LA GUNS, CLIFF MORRISON (Son of Doors singer Jim Morrison), Y&T, LEATHERWOLF, BUMBLEFOOT AND HIS ALL STAR BAND, and a few other acts.
3. To promote your band before, during and after the broadcast on August 23rd 2008.
4. A musical prize package, including band gear, and other critical items to help a new band succeed.
5. The DVD-ready HD footage of their entire performance.
6. Full billing as an act on the show, and a share in all PR and media releases and advertising.
There will be many more things included to sweeten the pot as sponsors come on board.
Here's how it works:
Bands will add Rock Against Diabetes and Deep Rock Drive on Myspace, and Top Friend both. The bands will then email firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to their Myspace profile and intent to participate. The bands will upload their tracks and videos to Myspace, and will be judged on ALL content that is on the Myspace to listen to and watch.
A list of ALL the participating bands and links will be put on www.rockagainstdiabetes.org. The panel of judges will trim the list down to the top 10 choices, with those 10 being added to a voting page on http://www. rockagainstdiabetes. org once the Top 10 are determined.
This page will be available by June 1st, 2008.
The confirmed judges to date include:
Ron Thal aka Bumblefoot - Guns N Roses guitarist.
Danny Socolof - Founder of Deep Rock Drive.
Marc Minarik - Designer and Co Founder Minarik Guitars.
John Ostronomy - Co-host from Talking Metal dot com.
The final judges will be announced when they commit to the contest.
There will be a voting system for ALL people to come and vote on the Top 10 bands. These people will all be given the opportunity at that time to get a free online ticket to watch Rock Against Diabetes 2008 live on Deep Rock Drive.
With the public voting accounting for 50% of the decision, and the judges making a decision based on that voting, a winner will be awarded on July 26th, and will share in all PR and media releases regarding this years events.
At this time, it is only open to bands in Continental North America, (unless out of country bands want to arrange for their own travel expenses) and Flights are NOT included until sponsorship is found to cover that expense. All prizes mentioned above and hotel/food will be provided for August 22nd and August 23rd. As more sponsors come on board, and prizes available, they will be announced.
Here are the rules for participation in this contest: More...
Teräsbetoni, will represent Finland at this year's Eurovision at Belgrade, Serbia on 24th May. This is the second time since 2006 since a heavy metal band has represented Finland at Eurovision. Lordi won Eurovision for Finland in 2006. Teräsbetoni will perform the hit single "Missä Miehet Ratsastaa" (aka "Where All The Men Ride Forth"), taken from their No.1 best-selling album, "Myrskyntuoja."
Meanwhile, J. Ahola, The lead singer of Teräsbetoni, is prepping for the UK June 16th release of the album "Reborn" by Northern Kings, a Finnish symphonic rock operatic supergroup comprising four of Finland's premiere heavy metal vocalists. Already certified gold in Finland, "Reborn" is being perceived as heavy metal's answer to operatic vocal groups like Il Divo and the 3 Tenors. Originally named Hell Divo, Northern Kings recorded versions of their favorite songs from the 80s and early 90's, in a symphonic rock style with orchestral arrangements, including Radiohead's "Creep" and David Bowie's "Ashes To Ashes." More...
Volbeat have now added some shows in Great Britain as part of their European tour with Stuck Mojo. Check out the full schedule below.
1 - Manchester, England - Music Box
2 - Nottingham, England - Junktion 7
3 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
4 - Leeds, England - Rio's
5 - Wolverhampton, England - Little Civic
6 - London, England - Underworld
8 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille
9 - Rijssen, Netherlands - Lucky & Co Podium
10 - Hamburg, Germany - Grobe Freiheit 36
11 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
14 - Offenbach, Germany - Capitol
20 - München, Germany - Backstage Werk
21 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
22 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
23 - Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
24 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
25 - Osnabrück, Germany - Halle Gartlage
Montana death metal act Lost Lady Saloon have described their music as “The diminishing sound of spurs walking away from your bullet riddled cadaver.” I caught up with three members of the band just before a practice session, as they prepare for their first live show next month, and discussed with them why they chose a cowboy theme for their music and how they came together as a band. More...
Toxic Holocaust have checked in from the recording studio with the following:
"We mixed 7 songs today starting with 666 (we remixed it from last night... it's way better now). Pure Evil."
An Overdose Of Death… is expected to see a late summer release through Relpase. Further updates to follow.
Guns Up! has cancelled their scheduled European trip. Here's a statement from the band:
"For those of you wondering if we are in fact playing May 31 in Dublin, and June 1 in Leeds, this is to inform you that we are not. This is a trip that we were all looking forward to, and were preparing for.
"About a month and a half ago, when we announced we were playing Sound and Fury 2008, a UK promoter contacted us about playing 1 or 2 shows in the UK prior to that. The stipulation was that the promoter would fly us over, and seeing as we still have a few outstanding debts as a band that we would like to clear up, we saw this as a good way to A) hang out with each other, as that gets harder and harder to do working full-time jobs and living apart, and B) pay off some of those debts.
"Fast forward to about 3-4 weeks ago, and the promoter still had not purchased our plane tickets. The promoter let us know that he was now a considerable amount short of cash to buy these tickets. This had us worried as we're all needing to schedule time off of work (and school) and felt it not prudent to do so without having the plane tickets bought and in-hand. As of now, the plane tickets remain unpurchased despite assurances (more than a few) that we would have the tickets purchased 'tomorrow.'
"So, factoring in things like work and school, and the plans that we need to make in order make this trip happen, we have no other choice but to inform you that we will not be able to make it over to the other side of the pond for the planned shows."
Ohio's Artillery Breath is currently preparing to enter the studio with engineer Converge's Kurt Ballou to record a new album. The effort will be available in early-September via Capeside Records.
Regain Records has issued the following statement in reference to the Dark Funeral DVD, "Attera Orbis Terrarum-part 2" being postponed/delayed:
"Due to reasons beyond our control the release of our up-coming 2-disc DVD "Attera Orbis Terrarum-part 2" has been delayed. The DVD, which is the second in a series of two DVDs, was originally set for a release on May 22. The new release date is set to June 16th!"
The May 22 date was the original European release date (now June 16). The North American date was set to July 8, but there has been no word as to whether that date was impacted as well.
A trailer for the DVD and its full content will be released within the next week or two. You can view the DVD cover here.
Rising Records has announced the signing of UK metal band Everything Burns. The band will be working on their debut album in January 2009 for release in the spring. In the meantime, you can check out some of Everything Burns' material on their MySpace.
Austrian Death Machine, the new band featuring As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis, will be releasing their debut album "Total Brutal" via Metal Blade Records on July 22nd.
The band is unique in that their music is entirely based on the movies of legendary action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger. The band is fronted by a man named Ahhnold and has songs based off many cult favourite lines from movies such as Kindergarten Cop, Last Action Hero, Predator, The Terminator and more. Check the band and artwork out here and the tracklisting below.
1. Hello California
2. Get to the Choppa
3. Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
4. All of the Songs Sound the Same
5. I am a Cybernetic Organism, Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endoskeleton
6. Come With Me if You Want to Live
7. What it’s like to be a Singer at Band Practice
8. Who is Your Daddy, and What Does He Do?
9. You Have Just Been Erased
10. Broo-Tall Song Idea
11. Here is Subzero, Now Plain Zero
12. So Far, So Good, So Let’s Talk About It
13. Screw You (Benny)
15. If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
16. It’s Not A Tumor
17. Not So Hidden Track
A new Daylight Dies song entitled "A Portrait In White" has been posted online at the Candlelight Records USA Myspace page.
The song comes from the groups forthcoming album "Lost To The Living" which is scheduled for a June 24th release. The track listing can be found below.
02. A Portrait in White
03. A Subtle Violence
04. And a Slow Surrender
05. At a Loss
06. Woke Up Lost
08. Last Alone
09. The Morning Light
Legendary Voivod frontman Denis "Snake" Belanger has announced the first shows with his new band Paranoland. The group also boasts Aggression bassist Botcher and Groovy Aardvark guitarist Frank Legendre. The planned dates will take place on May 31 at Bar le Syndrome in Montreal, Quebec and Jun. 14 at Cafe Chaos, also in Montreal, Quebec.
To hear what the new band sounds like, click here.
French metal act Hypnosis have posted the following message via Myspace:
"That's it!!! The recording, mixing and mastering sessions of the new album are finally completed!!! We are really impatient to make you hear the result!!!
Once again produced at Vortex Studio (France), this new act will contain nine songs for 40'32" of hybrid Death Metal!!! Here is the track listing:
01. Blood Tears
02. The Day We Failed
03. Into Trouble Waters
04. The Synthetic Light Of Hope
05. Wasted Land
06. An Ordinary Day
07. My Deepest Solitude
08. Dead Is The Sun
09. (Kill Me) When I Dream
The artwork is currently done by BlackArt Design in Portugal, and should be posted very soon!!!
We are now searching for a label to release this new album in the next months. We will keep you informed. Stay tuned!!!"
WEDNESDAY 13 has announced the special guest for his band's upcoming Halloween show in London, UK.
He commented: "I wanted to make the Halloween show in London extra special, and I believe we have. I am extremely excited to announce that HANOI ROCKS will be our special guests of the evening! I am a huge fan of HANOI, and could not be happier to have them share the stage with us. I believe it is a perfect fit and I know our fans are going to love them! WEDNESDAY 13 and HANOI ROCKS together for Halloween... in London... that should make for an incredible evening!"
Dutch hardcore band No Turning Back has released the video for the song “Do You Care?” online.
NO TURNING BACK’s 5-week European Tour (with Down To Nothing) started April 17. After that, they will go to the USA once more to tour the East-Coast with Wake Up Call and I Rise. More...
Morbid Angel have revealed that longtime Zyklon guitarist Destructhor (also known as Thor Anders Myhren).
Frontman David Vincent has said: “The hunt for another guitarist to play alongside Trey (Azagthoth, the band’s primary songwriter) was long and difficult. Man, I tell you, we had tapes sent to us from all over the world from guys who wanted to play in our band, and many of them were extremely talented – but Thor was the right choice for us. He’s a fantastic guitarist and fits right in with the band. Also, Zyklon have supported Morbid Angel in the past, so the guys knew each other already.”