Metal News for May 22, 2010
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14 news articles posted on this day.
U.K. rock/metal act Pagan Altar has announced the following upcoming European tour dates:
6/5 2010 Muskelrock Festival Tyrolen, Alvesta, SE
6/11 2010 Hammer Open Air Metal Festival Lieto, FI
7/26 2010 TBC. Barcelona, ES
9/18 2010 Dublin Doom Day Dublin, IE
10/30 2010 Play it Loud Festival, IT
11/6 2010 Rome, IT
11/7 2010 Bologna, IT
You can also check out sample Pagan Altar tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Czech Republic metal act Morgue Son is currently streaming a new track online. The newly uploaded song "Decadence" is currently available to be heard via the official Morgue Son MySpace page. Guitarist / vocalist Slav issued the following update about the band's new material:
"The last demo Silent|Hypnotic is our fist studio work and now we have many visions for the future. Very soon will be new full-length record and we have plans for many changes in the future. The main difference will be in the structure. Songs are longer more progressive more blackened but with very strong atmosphere and emphasis on feelings. We love nature themes, horror themes, abstraction and pieces of Edgar Allan Poe. The new face of Morgue Son can speak to fans of melancholic non-conservative views without thresholds of fantasy."
Vic Stone of Vindicator has checked in with the following update about the band recruiting a new lead guitarist:
"Vindisciples, a quick update from the Vindicamp! We figured our uploading new pictures would raise questions as to who that bootleg Dave Mustaine in our new band photo is. His name is Mick Mayer and he comes to melt your face. Mick joins us at a crucial time. Most of you know we have been turning over every rock to find a lead player; only to find a few spiders, a worm, and three slugs. Fortunate for us, the last rock we turned had the missing piece to Vindicator's completion.
"Meet Mick, Vindicator's new lead player and buy him a beer when we play a show near you! We're very excited to have him aboard and we hope you are too. Keep a close eye on us as more news will be trickling out in the next few months about the new album and upcoming shows. If you're close enough, be sure to come see us at The Primal Fear/Havok show. If you're not close enough, be sure to see us when we strike the East Coast on our Coastal Catastrophe Tour. There's a good chance we'll have new merch available this week... Just in case you were wondering. Until next time, say 'hello' to Mick and come see us and buy some stuff. Sticks, stones, and broken bones."
LUSTMORD bass player ROCK ROLLAIN has joined legenday band GREEN JELLY. He will be playing bass for GREEN JELLY on part of their current tour. Here are the remaining Green Jelly tour dates as part of the Parental Advisory tour with Psychostick and Nashville Pussy:
May 23: Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats
May 26: Bakersfield CA @ The Dome
May 27: Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
May 29: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
May 30: Phoenix AZ @ Rhythm Room
June 2: Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
June 3: El Paso, TX @ TBA
June 4: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
June 5: Austin, TX @ Mugshots
June 6: Dallas, TX @ Skillman Street
June 7: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
More Green Jelly dates could be announced soon.
Irish metal band Stormzone recently released their latest music video for “Wasted Lives,” which has made its way online. The song comes off the group’s new album, “Death Dealer,” which was released in Europe on April 26 (three days earlier in Germany) via SPV/Steamhammer Records. Check out the video below.
Drowning Pool was recently interviewed on the Lazer 103.3 radio show for the 2010 edition of the Lazerfest. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.
Dirge Within has posted a new tour video blog online, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the video:
"In Part 2 of the 3 part series, we show you what happens when DW comes in contact with that tasty frothy beverage called BEER! Check out the vid and take a peek into the world of the DW after show on the Fear Campaign Tour with Fear Factory, Periphery, and Winds of Plague! Stay tuned for the final video in this series, Part 3 : Everything must come to an end."
Alice in Chains will be embarking on the BlackDiamondSkye tour later this year with Mastodon and Deftones. The band has now posted a greeting video online regarding the new tour, which can be viewed below.
The currently announced BlackDiamondSkye tour dates are as follows: More...
Pennsylvania based Christian metallers August Burns Red have posted a music video online for the track "White Washed," which can be viewed below. The track is off the band's latest album "Constellations."
Sweden's Dead By April has issued the following statement about the band's cover of "Love Like Blood" by Killing Joke:
"Don't worry boys and girls, 'Love like blood' is NOT like some seem to believe a sign of what's going to become of Dead by April. On the contrary 'Love like blood' is an exclusive cover song by the band 'Killing Joke' made for a tribute album due to later this year including Metallica, Foo fighters etc. so simply a homage to a cool band!
"People have been emailing and commenting about how the new song doesn't 'sound like us' as much, well there you have your answer! Hope you will enjoy the song anyways since we thinks it`s great and was a fun cover to make! New DBA songs are right now in the making and they are bigger, heavier and more dynamic than ever before! That`s a promise!"
Kamelot has issued the following statement about performing at two more European summer festivals:
"This Summer kicks off with Kamelot's first appearance at Germany's famous Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals this June 4th and 5th, 2010. Kamelot joins rock and metal legends KISS, Motorhead, Rammstein and many more! Due to previously scheduled commitments Kamelot bassist Sean Tibbetts will not be able to attend the shows. Kamelot's longtime producer Sascha Paeth (Avantasia) will be joining the band on bass for these two special events!"
The upcoming Kamelot tour dates are as follows: More...
Lightning Swords of Death has announced a record release show for the band's new album "The Extra Dimensional Wound," which is being released via Metal Blade Records. The details of the show are as follows:
Lightning Swords of Death Record Release Party
Monday, May 24, 2010 at 9:00pm
Footsie's Bar 2640 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA
The cover artwork for the new album is also available for viewing at this location.
Bring Me The Horizon will be supporting Bullet For My Valentine on the following two upcoming Japanese shows:
Sept 1st - Studio Coast, Tokyo
Sept 2nd - Hatch, Osaka
The complete list of upcoming Bring Me The Horizon tour dates is as follows: More...
German thrashers Mortal Infinity have issued the following update about the release of their new EP:
"Hey Guys, on Monday it will come. Finally our 3 song EP 'Eternal War' will appear that we have done in recent weeks in the Skull & Crown Studio in Obing. We are very pleased with the studio stay and want to take this opportunity again to thank Chris for the good cooperation! It has really paid off, the three songs that were created in the first section of the band have finally received a decent format.
"In the summer we will show you the material (of course, new songs) live then cut around the ears. There are already some very cool gigs in the pipeline. Everything you learn about it in time, of course, here on Myspace! Stay thrash!"