Metal News for May 21, 2009
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21 news articles posted on this day.
Austrian gothic metallers Posithrone have issued the following announcement about signing to Sleaszy Rider Records:
"Our debut-album 'Necropoles' will be released on CD via the Greek Nr.1 Metal-Label 'Sleaszy Rider Records' and should be available worldwide around September/October 2009!"
Job For A Cowboy has issued the following announcement about seeking fans for a music video shoot:
"JOB FOR A COWBOY will shoot its first music video from Ruination – for the new song 'Regurgitated Disinformation' -- on Saturday, June 6 in Philadelphia, PA and is inviting fans to attend and be a part of the event. Presented by R5 Productions & 94 WYSP/Rockers, the JFAC shoot will take place in Philly’s First Unitarian Church beginning at 8:00 PM EDT. Downloadable vouchers for the video shoot / live performance will cost just .94 cents and will go on sale tomorrow (May 9) at this location. In addition to the video shoot, the evening will include a full live set from both JOB FOR A COWBOY and a 'special guest' opening act.
"The event voucher will be exchanged for an 'admission wristband' on the day of the show. Wristbands will be issued on a first come, first serve basis starting at 12 PM (noon) on June 6 at the main entrance of The First Unitarian Church and will only be available to those who purchased the voucher in advance. The wristband will guarantee admission to the show that evening as well as both a special meet and greet with JFAC and a limited edition poster that includes a promo code to download a special digital Metal Blade sampler featuring new music from Job for a Cowboy, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth and more. Fans who arrive too late to receive wristbands will still be able to partake in the meet and greet and receive the poster with digital sampler promo code. Full details on the event can be found at this location."
New York death metal band, Severed, has issued the following update regarding their line up and the recording of their new EP:
"Contrary to what our barren blog space might indicate, there's actually a lot going on right now, and I think that it's important for our peeps to be informed."
"First of all, we're in the process of recording a new EP. Those of you who come to our shows will recognize 'Ultimate Power,' 'Envision,' and 'Chosen Ground,' and for all of those old school Severed fans out there, we're also rerecording 'Seasons.' This album is by all measures shaping up to eclipse everything that we've done previously, and I can't wait for you guys to hear it." More...
British crossover thrashers SSS recently completed a UK tour with Canadian punks CANCER BATS, and the band are now gearing up for the Slaughterday Festival, taking place this Saturday, 23rd May at the Purple Turtle in
SSS drummer DAVE FERGUSSON comments:
"Looking forward to going down to London again this Saturday to play. Loads of boss bands on the bill and hopefully my drum stool won't break like last time in front of 300 people, on my arse with legs in the air haha!! Gonna be playing songs off The Dividing Line and our first LP. After this, I think we're gonna hibernate for a bit to finish writing our third album, so get your long and short-haired heads down there and join in the madness!!!"
Guitarist/bassist Tchort has issued the following announcement about leaving Carpathian Forest:
"Its been more than 10 years with perversion and provocation and I have seen, heard and done shit I didn't even know existed and the past decade has been like a roller coaster from hell! And since I got too addicted to this shit I can also announce that I am starting a brand new band and I cant wait to see unexplored depths of hell with the new stuff. I am confident that I will find a killer line up and be back to fuck you up! My deepest respect and gratitude goes to Nattefrost for letting me into his personal hell and keeping me there for a decade!"
"I will return... (Meanwhile, get ready to get your copy of Souls of Damnation - the new killer album from Blood Red Throne! Released in Europe on June 1st!)"
Canada's Cauldron recently played up and down the UK on a short string of dates with Californian thrashers and label-mates Bonded By Blood.Cauldron vocalist/bassist Jason Decay commented on the tour:
"A big ol' X-large bacon and mushroom thanks to all the UK headbangers who came out to the shows and partied with us. Great fucking time! And also a big sign of the hammer out to the Bonded By Blood guys for proving that true spirit of metal wrestle fest runs through OUR veins. We still have the belt! See you again in October, until then, fuckin 'eh to the UK!"
Philadelphia based black metal band Woe is currently offering their latest album "A Spell For The Death Of Man" for download on a "pay what you want" basis. Woe mastermind Chris Grigg recently spoke with me about the band's absinthe origins and the upcoming vinyl release. More...
German power metallers Stormhammer have announced that their new replacement drummer is Ruben Strenzke. The band is also set to release their new album "Signs Of Revolution" on May 22nd through Silverwolf Productions.
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. The Other Side
2. Omens of Agony
3. Kiss at the abyss
4. Signs of Revolution
5. Permanent Menace
6. Well of Wisdom
7. Bridges to Eternity
8. Pied Piper
9. From Dusk to Dawn
10. Ride on a Razorblade
11. Sham World
12. Challenge of Life
13. Calls from the other Side
As was previously reported, Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia underwent neck surgery earlier this month. The band has issued the following update about his condition:
"I have spoken with Mike every few days to get updates on his recovery. As I mentioned a while back... the surgery is a success. Mike says he no longer has the pains in his arms that have bothered him in recent years. However, he has really been in some serious pain from the actual surgery itself. He has had to go back to the hospital 3 different times because of swelling in his neck and the severe pain he is going through. So he still has a long road ahead of him before he is 100% again.
"But Mike again mentioned how much that all of your support has meant to him to help him get through this scary time in his life and career. It has really motivated him to look forward to writing some of the best music of his career as soon as he is able. He says his arms feel like they did 20 years ago and he thinks he will be able to play even better and faster than he ever has. He can't wait to start writing some new Rigor Mortis songs. So again thanks from Mr. Scaccia and the rest of us in Rigor Mortis for all of your support!"
U.K. based thrashers Seventh Angel are currently streaming a new song online titled "Chaos Of Dreams." The track can be heard on the band's MySpace page. The new song is off the band's upcoming album "The Dust Of Years," which will be released on June 23rd.
Bassist Anthony Pereda of California metal band Inacage has issued the following statement about reaching two years of sobriety:
"I'm proud and thankful to say that today I have been sober for 2 years straight. After drinking for 15 it seemed like the chances of quitting for good were unlikely considering how much I love alcohol! lol.
"I still do! NA beer is nice because I love the taste! Clausthaler from Germany is my favorite! Miss the awesome micro brews though. Ha! However, there isn't a substitute for wine. Uh....grape juice doesn't do the trick. A glass of Merlot would be nice. OR A SHOT OF JACK! )=o)
"The first year was brutal! The 2nd was easy! I find it a little strange that it went by this fast but when you're in the process it seems like forever! Id also like to add that I did this on my own. I didnt go to AA meetings or become a reborn christian like many feel they have to do in order to have enough strength to quit. I say whatever works for you and if you accomplish your goal and are happy then more power to you! For me, I rather not attend meetings and hear sob stories while talking about alcohol for 2 hours! All that would do is make me want to go out and drink as soon as the meeting was over! As for being reborn? I don't need to go to church to help me quit. They have wine too! I'd take the whole goblet from the priest and down it! The only support I have needed is from my family and friends. THANK YOU MOM, STEPHANIE, ARIEL, DARREN, MIKE, MY AUNTS, UNCLES & COUSINS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO MAY HAVE ENCOURAGED ME ALONG THE WAY!! ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL AND I DONT THINK I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! More...
Roadrunner Records is currently offering a free MP3 download of the title track from Devildriver's upcoming album "Pray For Villains." The download, which requires an e-mail registration, can be found here. The offer lasts for one day only and will end on May 22nd.
Polish black metal group Behemoth has posted a new video from the recording studio online. You can check it out below. The band will be releasing their new album, "Evangelion" on August 11th in North America, while Europe will see an earlier release date of August 7th. More...
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A video parodying power metal outfit Dragonforce has surfaced on YouTube. The video, cleverly edited to appear like a real commercial, claims to be advertizing Dragonforce's "Greatest Hits", showing off the bands singles in all their glory. You can check out the video below. More...
Anthrax's new studio album, "Worship Music" has now entered the mixing stages according to the band. The record is being mixed by Ugly Kid Joe member Dave Fortman, who has previously worked with Slipknot and Mudvayne amongst others. Fortman stated: "In 1986, I saw two shows at Jed's in New Orleans that changed my life, one of those was Anthrax. Not long after, I packed up and headed out to make a career in music. Twenty-three years later, it's an absolute pleasure and an honor to work with these guys. They are and always have been one of the great forces in metal."
"I've always looked at the songs we write like our kids," admitted Scott Ian. "And you wouldn't want to let just anyone take care of your kids, right? Dave is helping us raise really fucking heavy kids."
"Dave Fortman not only understands the music, he lives it," added Benante. "I was so happy when he sent over the first mix, it was all there, it was as if he put himself behind the kit, the mic, the bass. He listens to the song and sees what the song needs, and then he starts building it. We're all confident that Dave will dial it all in and make a monster for us. Like us, Dave worships music, and we like that."
Young British thrash metal group Evile has posted a video update regarding work on their second album. You can check it out below. The record is being produced by Russ Russell who has previously worked with the likes of Napalm Death and Dimmu Borgir. The band are also asking for fans to send in their questions about all things Evile, you can do so by leaving a comment on their Myspace blog. More...
Orange County, California based rockers Avenged Sevenfold will be supporting Metallica on their shows in Mexico next month (June 4th, 6th and 7th) along with Mexican band Resorte. All three concerts will be held in Mexico City, Mexico at Foro Sol.
Australian metal outfit The Red Shore has entered the Australian charts with their latest album, "Lost Verses." The record debuted at No.3 on the ARIA Hitseeker Chart and Number 91 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums chart.
Members of Korn, Slipknot and Sevendust will be joining forces together to record an instrumental song with all the benefits being donated to Deftones bass player Chi Cheng, who is still in a semi-conscious state following a road accident last November. Stay tuned for more details.
Ozzy Osbourne continues to keep his family employed. This week it was announced that Jack Osbourne is producing a documentary on Ozzy titled “Wreckage of My Past” where candid interviews will be given by those close to him. Can anyone else wait ten years from now when Jack heads up an Ozzy tribute band? More...
California speed metal veterans Agent Steel has announced that they will be entering the recording studio soon to record a brand new album. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Thanks to those who came out to the D Club in Azusa, California for a evening or metal and trance music (yes....trance in the other rooms). The Metal was flowing at the D Club... Great live sets from COFFIN TEXTS, SADISTIC INTENT, and others guests all the way from Japan! Agent Steel hit the stage sometime after 1AM and opened with 'Know Your Master' off the Omega Conspiracy CD; next up was 'Evil Eye' followed by 'Children Of The Sun' both songs off the 1985 classic Skeptics Apocalypse release. We also performed 'Unstoppable Force' and 'Forever Black' before unleashing 'It's Not What You Think' (last time we played that was almost a year ago at the Graspop Metal Meeeting in Belgium; by this time the P.A. was falling apart the sound deteriorating from a night of pure molten metal by all the bands; we did manage to play 'Fashioned From Dust' off Alienigma (Mascot Records) release and then the P.A. main vocals went out; we did manage to finish it up with 'Bleed For The Gods' with Bruce (Hall - vocals) orchestrating the vocals to the crowd! A shorter set than normal but not as short as the legendary Athens, Greece (five-song set ). We will schedule another Los Angeles show under better conditions and a properly working P.A.; special thanks to Emilio (System Hardcore) for making the show happen and also congratulations on your anniversary! We are planning on entering the recording studio in the next two weeks to track a few new songs for demo purposes for our label, management, and we will stream it as well for all of you guys to check out once we are finished with recording. Until next time......"