Metal News for May 22, 2011
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16 news articles posted on this day.
In a report posted by TMZ, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent (real name Vinnie Cusano) was arrested today under assault charges. He was arrested by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department in Tennessee and held on a $10,000 bond, which he posted.
Vincent performed with KISS on two studio albums, 1982's, "Creatures Of The Night" and 1983's, "Lick It Up," before quitting in April 1984. His most recent endeavour was releasing his own signature guitar through Guitarmageddon Guitars, which he premired at NAMM 2011.
Read the full article at TMZ.
Sweden's Blood Mortized, which recently inked a deal with FDA Rekotz, has now checked in with the following recording update:
"So the time has come and I have finally started to record drums for our upcoming album The Key To A Black Heart, to be released by FDA Rekotz on CD and Chaos Records on vinyl in autumn 2011! I will record drums for 11 songs, titles to be revealed as we go along the recording of each title!
"Microphone set-up for the drums is Shure SM57 for snare (top and bottom) Audix: D6 bassdr, D2 toms, D4 floor toms, ADX 51 overheads. Shure SM81 for hi-hat/ride. ShinyBox 46MXL ribbon microphones with Lundahl transformers for room ambience. I use Sonor Delite drums, except for bass drum where I use a Premiere Genista birch drum, like always Sabian cymbals!
"Today I will start recording and the first song which goes onto ehh tape is 'Bringer of eternal death' a heavy little fucker with lots of slow pounding double bass! Stay tuned for more updates, pics and video clips!"
You can also check out pictures from the studio and more information on the band's recording setup at this location.
Shining, which recently shot a music video to be released later this month, is set to release a new single containing two songs. The tracks on the single include "Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel," taken from the new album "VII / Född Förlorare," while the second will be a previously un-released cover of the Alice Cooper song "Prince of Darkness."
This will be the first time that Shining has released a single, and founder and front man Niklas Kvarforth is hopeful that the new video will be included along with the two tracks. Kvarforth stated, "We are trying to get the video included, but the people behind the single are a little nervous, and probably quite rightly so given its subject matter and content. We are looking into the possibility of maybe including a censored version. We'll see how that pans out, but whatever happens, the uncensored version will definitely appear very soon, so Shining fans who have been waiting for it, will not be disappointed."
You can also check out a track-by-track breakdown of the new Shining album by heading over here.
The Cleansing has issued the following announcement about streaming another track online from the band's new album:
"Another new song up! Third Eye Staring - another new track from our new album - is now up!
"Go get yourself a copy of Feeding the Inevitable directly from our record label at Deepsend Records
- orders are being shipped NOW! The album will be available worldwide within the next couple of weeks and will hit stores in June!"
You can check out the new song "Third Eye Staring" by heading over to The Cleansing's MySpace page.
A video has been produced and posted online featuring Funeral In Heaven tour footage from 2010's Saarc Fest and 2011's Deccan Rock Festival. The video, which can be viewed below, is courtesy of Kadavara Productions and Mathawaada Chithrapati.
Self-parody has been something of a tradition in heavy metal since the early 1980s when such television shows as "The Comic Strip Presents… Bad News" and films like, "This Is Spinal Tap" made fun of the lyrical content and fashion in heavy metal. Subsequently, some bands were formed to solely mock the genre, even if they were metal fans themselves. One of the best examples of such a group is Lawnmower Deth, a thrash metal outfit from Ravenshead in Nottinghamshire, England. The band was formed in 1987 by Chris Flint and Joseph Whitaker along with School mates Pete Lee, Steve Nesfield and Chris Parkes, who all took up bizarre and comedic stage names such as Concorde Faceripper (Nesfield,) Qualcast "Koffee Perkulator" Mutilator (Lee) and Explodin' Dr Jaggers Flymo (Flint,) amongst others. They made their debut recording as part of a split album with Metal Duck and named their side of the record, "Mower Liberation Front."
The band’s side of the album was surprisingly well received and the positive responses allowed them to record a full length studio album, which came in the form of 1990’s. "Ooh Crikey It’s… Lawnmower Deth." As well as their own songs, the band became known for their satirical take on other artist’s hits such as "Crazy Horses" by The Osmonds and perhaps most famously, the Kim Wylde smash, "Kids In America," which Wylde later claimed to enjoy. The album was well received by fans with a sense of humour and a second album, "Return Of The Fabulous Metal Bozo Clowns" followed in 1992. It was around this time that they began to produce music videos, which like the music, were tongue in cheek in nature and humourous. More...
The full lineup has been announced for the 2011 edition of the Days Of The Doomed Fest. Days Of The Doomed 2011 is set take place on June 17th and 18th at the P.L.A.V. in Kenosha, Wisconsin. You can view the festival lineup below.
Friday, June 17
THE GATES OF SLUMBER
KIN OF ETTINS
Saturday, June 18
APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE
British doom metal legends Cathedral have revealed the title for their forthcoming new, and final, studio album in a recent interview with The Quietus.com. The album will be entitled, "The Last Spire" and is expected to be released sometime this year. You can read some excerpts from the interview below.
Q: Did you feel you'd achieved all you could with Cathedral?
Dorrian: "Yes, way beyond what we ever thought we could achieve to be honest. For a start, when we first formed the band we seriously never saw beyond making a demo. What we were doing was purely out of love for our favorite doom metal bands, and they were so few and far between. To have had the opportunity to develop as a band and follow our own path has been nothing short of a miracle in the face of adversity. We had no plan, we just let it happen and we are utterly grateful to the people that have supported us, enabling it to come this far."
Q: What can you tell us about The Last Spire? Is it definitely the last album?
Dorrian: "Yes, The Last Spire will be our last album. I always said that if we make it to 10 albums it would be great. I can't tell you much about it yet, as we haven't started rehearsing for it."
Read the full article at TheQuietus.com.
Swedish death metal act Within Y has posted some new footage from the studio online. The clip shows the band recording guitars for its upcoming new album, on which the commented by saying;
"A short while ago we received the final master from Jacob Hansen, and it sounds KILLER! Now we are waiting in eager anticipation for Gustavo Sazes to send us the final artwork!"
A new Trivium song has made its way online, leaked by the band through its new viral scavenger hunt style campaign for its forthcoming new full length. The first single, "In Waves," from the as-yet-untitled record can be streamed in the player below.
A new studio update has been posted online from Suffokate. You can view the footage in the player below.
Just For Fun
Magic Bullet Records has posted the following press release online announcing its latest roster acquisition in Tower Of Gopal.
"After a major bidding war with THE NUMBER ONE INDEPENDENT LABEL IN THE WORLD, Altoona, PA’s TOWER OF GOPAL decided in a shocking last minute move to sign with Magic Bullet Records. Literally nobody, save for band members Dani Dangeresque and Stefan Sikkness, saw this one coming and the industry is surely shaken to its core accordingly. You can follow the insanity/phenomenon by adding THIS PROFILE as soon as humanly possible. For now, Magic Bullet is happy to declare VICTORY in signing TOWER OF GOPAL."
The band's debut music video can be found below.
The signing of Tower Of Gopal and its debut music video is a comedic response to the signing of Design the Skyline by Victory Records, which has since went viral and met a largely negative response from heavy music fans.
German metal/metalcore band Maroon has issued the following statement about streaming a demo on their Facebook page:
"Hey! Because you were so fucking hard in Leipzig we have a little surprise for you:
Go to BandPage and there you'll find an INSTRUMENTAL REHEARSAL DEMO OF "BOMBS OVER IGNORANCE" from summer 2008 for a limited time! That's how it sounds in our rehearsal room... Enjoy!"
You'll want to head over to their Facebook Bandpage and "Like" their page to be able to stream the demo track.
With the release of their new single, "Same Difference," Amoral has also posted it online for streaming. You can hear the band's first single from the upcoming "Beneath" album below. The hard rock/metal hybrid "Same Difference" gives a little taste of things to come on the upcoming album, due for release in October.
"Same Difference is one of my favorite tracks off the new album," guitarist Ben Varon says of the new single. "Ari (Koivunen, vocals) sounds better than ever on it, and the back-to-back leads with our new guitarist Masi Hukari is something new for us. Hard rockin', lots of riffs and big choruses, just like we like it!"
"Same Difference" is currently available as a digital single from the iTunes Store.
Over the weekend, Bret Michaels has confirmed that comedian Don Jamieson will be joining the roster of performers aboard the Bret Michaels Super Cruise, sailing from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico on November 10, 2011.
Don currently co-hosts VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show "That Metal Show" which was dubbed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 50 Best Reasons to Watch TV. He has won an Emmy for his comedic efforts on HBO's "Inside the NFL" and his recent comedy album "Live and Hilarious" debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Comedy Chart.
Irish black metal band Eternal Helcaraxe has signed a record deal with Abyss Records. Eternal Helcaraxe's new label will release the band's debut full-length album, entitled "Against All Odds," which will commence recording at Jam Studios in Kells, Ireland in August 2011.
"Against All Odds" follows two MCDs from Eternal Helcaraxe, "Palest Kingdom" and "To Whatever End," are both currently available via Abyss Records.
In the meantime, check out music from Eternal Helcaraxe on the band's MySpace page.