Metal News for May 25, 2007
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Veteran Florida-based extreme metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have inked a European deal with Massacre Records for the release of their new album, "Doomsday X". Due on August 24, the CD was recorded and engineered at Mercury Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida by longtime friend and producer (and sometimes session member) Gus Rios, and is said to be the most diverse MALEVOLENT CREATION album recorded to date and "without a doubt their fastest!!"
"Doomsday X" track listing:
01. Deliver My Enemy
03. Culture Of Doubt
04. Strength In Numbers
06. Unleash Hell
07. Dawn Of Defeat
08. Upon Their Cross
09. Bio Terror
10. Buried In A Nameless Grave
11. Prelude To Doomsday More...
Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments", due on June 25 through Threeman Recordings via a special arrangement with Candlelight Records. Check out the cover artwork at this location. The 10-song effort marks the group's first release with drummer Olle Dahlstedt (ALPHA SAFARI, ex-MISERY LOVES CO.), who replaced Peter Stjärnvind in 2006. Mastering duties were handled by Soren Elofsson at Cosmos Mastering in Stockholm, Sweden.
"Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments" track listing:
01. Serpent Saints
02. Masters of Death
04. Thy Kingdom Koma
05. When in Sodom
06. In The Blood
08. The Dead, The Dying and The Dying To Be Dead
09. Warfare, Plague, Famine, Death
10. Love Song For Lucifer More...
Southern California's ADEMA has set "Kill the Headlights" as the title of its new album, due on July 24 through Immortal Records. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Marshall Altman (MARC BROUSSARD, ZEBRAHEAD). Mastering duties were handled by Eddie Schreyer at Oasis Mastering in Burbank.
ADEMA last year announced the addition of vocalist Bobby Reeves of the Los Angeles-based band LEVEL to the group's ranks. Reeves joined ADEMA as the replacement for Luke Caraccioli, who left the band in October 2005 — only six months after the release of their first album ("Planets") without the contributions of singer Marky Chavez (half-brother of KORN's Jonathan Davis).
ADEMA 2007 is:
Bobby Reeves - Vocals
Tim Fluckey - Guitars
Ed Faris - Guitars
Dave DeRoo - Bass
Kris Kohls - Drums
Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN are tentatively scheduled to ener the studio in October/November 2007 to begin recording their new album. The as-yet-untitled effort is expected to be released in March 2008 via Holland's Mascot Records.
As many fans will recall, HEATHEN were one of the most unique bands to rise from the Bay Area thrash explosion of the '80s/'90s, having released a groundbreaking debut album, "Breaking the Silence", in 1987 went on to sell close to 100,000 copies worldwide.
Reborn six years ago, the band are now looking to rise up once more and reclaim the throne of thrash metal.
HEATHEN's entire 2005 demo is available for free download at this location. The tracks featured on the demo are "Empty Nothingness", "Dying Season" and "Arrows of Agony".
GORGOROTH's video for the song "Carving a Giant" has been posted online at this location.
The "Carving a Giant" clip made its debut on MTV Norway's "Headbanger's Ball" last Sunday, May 20. The track comes off GORGOROTH's latest CD, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam", which was released last year via Sweden's Regain Records.
An in-depth report on the "Carving a Giant" video shoot is available at Imhotep.
GORGOROTH guitarist Infernus was recently released on parole after serving time for aggravated sexual assault in connection with an alleged rape of a 29-year-old woman in Bergen, Norway in 2004.
Infernus and a friend (whose identity has not been revealed by the Norwegian media) were found guilty in 2005 of raping the woman. They were both sentenced to three years in prison. In January 2006, the court of appeals upheld Tiegs' friend's rape conviction, but found no evidence to support the rape charge against the GORGOROTH guitarist.
GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl was released from the Norwegian prison in December after being jailed since the spring of 2006.
Hong Kong's Trinity Records has announced the signing of Finnish occult propaganda metallers SOLIUM XI. "Litanies unto Adversary", the band's full-length debut, has already been recorded, and will shortly be mixed and mastered for a late 2007 release.
Commented the group: "When an occasional listener hears us play for the first time, one may think that SOLIUM XI is a black metal band, and yes, that is true in some cases. There is no need however to make any assumptions whether SOLIUM XI belongs to that genre or some other. This is music through which channel our profound ideals and thoughts. Although there still are bands and strong individuals that are practicing what they preach and therefore worthy to be treated as comrades, we ourselves like to keep distance to the modern black metal politics, which especially nowadays is one-sided and artificial. We do not however give up our genuine left-path message!"
SOLIUM XI is:
Volac: Guitars, Vocals, Synth
SovK: Guitars and
For more information, visit their Myspace page.
Brooklyn, New York based thrashers, Devils Island, post the following update to their myspace page:
Here's a change. We uploaded the full version of "Return To The Sea" from our Coma Dreams EP [listen here]. Go and fucking listen to it. We enabled the add option as well. You like it, you add it. Alrite, leave us some comments telling us what you think. More updates, including more tour videos will be up soon. If you haven't checked out the batch from the other week, it's in our blog.
Open Grave Records has announced the latest acquisition to the label, BLACKMASS. BLACKMASS hails from Brazil and has been an active band in the black metal community since 2001. Founded by Lord Aeshma, BLACKMASS is a catalyst of "extreme technical abilities, blasphemy and fast compositions."
Band members of BLACKMASS include: Lord Aeshma (guitars), Magnus Dux Adramelech (vocals and bass), and Verberibis Necare (drums). After working diligently on their past aural assaults, including "Gloria Diaboli", it was only natural for them to take it a step further to make the brutal and blasphemous new release, entitled "Nemesis".
BLACKMASS will go into the studio in the coming months to record its latest CD, to be released by Open Grave Records in December 2007. The proposed track listing for "Nemesis" is as follows:
01. Wondrous Hell's Flames
03. Long Knives Rain
05. Bleeding Heaven's Angels
06. Midnight Bloody Skies
08. Burn It Down
09. Armoured Legions
10. Fierce Plague
11. Torve Morte
For more information, visit www.blackmass.com.br.
HIGH ON FIRE has recently entered Avast II in Seattle, WA with legendary producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, MUDHONEY) to record the follow-up to its critically-acclaimed "Blessed Black Wings" CD. This as-yet-untitled record will be mixed at Soundhouse Studios and is expected to see an early fall release.
In other news, HIGH ON FIRE has announced a number of tour dates following the recording session. The band will perform a number of shows throughout the Midwest U.S. during the latter part of July. Also included in this run of dates is an appearance at the city of Chicago's annual Wicker Park Summer Fest. More...
Another new STILL REMAINS track, entitled "The Wax Walls of an Empty Room", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. Also available at the same location is the previously released cut "Aenima in Your Sheets". Both songs come off the Michigan band's second studio album, "The Serpent", due on July 31 via Roadrunner Records.
STILL REMAINS entered a Los Angeles studio on January 21 with acclaimed producer Steve Evetts (STORY OF THE YEAR, HE IS LEGEND, SAVES THE DAY), to begin the recording process for "The Serpent". "Expect the unexpected with 'The Serpent', as these songs are faster, darker, heavier and more melodic; truly the most honest thing we have ever written as a band," commented band frontman TJ Miller. More...
Finnish/Swedish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH has released three more samples from its forthcoming album, due in September. In addition to first single, "Eva", you can now check out short clips of the songs "7 Days to the Wolves", "Master Passion Greed" and "Amaranth":
NIGHTWISH recently recruited 35-year-old Swedish singer Anette Blyckert (a.k.a. Anette Olzon) to replace the group's original vocalist Tarja Turunen. A photo of the new frontwoman can be found here. A short video "greeting" from Anette is available for download at this location (MPEG, 5 MB).
Virginia's Fjord (Eulogy Recordings) has parted ways with singer Matt Tarpey (ex-Winter Solstice). The band comments:
"We want to be more of a full-time band. We really want to tour more and get our name out. So we mutually decided that finding another singer was the best way to go. Matt will always be our friend, there is no bad blood. He's talking about going back to school and without a doubt will pop-up later in another band. We appreciate anyone that has shown us support these last couple of years and truly hope we aren't alienating anyone with this decision. We are still booking shows starting in late-July and hope to see you all soon."
The band is seeking a replacement for Tarpey. Interested parties can contact them at email@example.com.
SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM's forthcoming album, titled "In Glorious Times" (out May 29, 2007 on The End Records) is being streamed exclusively on MP3.com starting today (Friday, May 25). Check it out at this location.
SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM is currently on the road for another North American tour, following up its sold-out North American spring trek with SECRET CHIEFS 3, as well their first ever headlining tour of Europe.
Former From A Second Story Window guitarist Derek Vasconi has started a new band called The Mysterious Plan of God. A rough demo can be heard here. Anyone interested in booking the band should contact them via that same link. Vasconi has released the following statement:
"This band is not a copy of what I did in From A Second Story Window. I have decided, after the past year, to play some music with some old friends and combine the very best of singing with hardcore and metal and see what happens. I still plan on going absolutely crazy live though, and yeah, I know, so many bands try this, but give us a listen anyways. Our SOLE purpose is to tour and play shows and connect with others and try to be an example of community for anyone who attends our shows. I want to incorporate what hardcore means to me, and it has always been synonymous with the idea of a community and creating a place of acceptance and love. We are looking to get on the road and never come home, and I sincerely hope that everyone will get behind this project. I know it's another band to adopt and make your own, but do it. We are sincere, and in hardcore and metal, that's all that truly matters."
Life Long Tragedy kicked off a brief West Coast tour this week:
5/25 Redding, CA @ The Plaza w/ Set It Straight
5/26 Parkland, WA @ Rain Fest w/ Outbreak, Final Fight
5/28 Olympia, WA @ Evergreen State College w/ Set It Straight
5/29 Eugene, OR @ The Indigo District w/ Set It Straight
5/31 Salinas, CA @ Carlitos w/ Die Young (TX)
6/1 San Rafael, CA @ MYC w/ Die Young (TX)
6/2 Santa Barbara, CA @ Jensen Music w/ Die Young (TX)
6/3 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre w/ Final Fight, Die Young (TX)
Polish black/death metal band DARZAMAT will release its first-ever live DVD, entitled "Live Profanity (Visiting the Graves of Heretics)" (cover - link ), in Europe on June 25 via Metal Mind Productions.
The disc was recorded at the 21st edition of the Metalmania Festival, which took place on March 24 in Katowice, Poland, and will contain material comprised mostly of songs from the band's latest album, "Transkarpatia". Also included will be the group's surprise performance of the song "Diabelski Dom" by the cult Polish metal band KAT, featuring a guest appearance by KAT leader Roman Kostrzewski. The DVD will also includes additional footage from the Winternachtstraum Festival, which took place in February 2007 in Arnsberg, Germany, two unreleased tracks, video clips, and an interview with Flauros and Nera.
"Live Profanity (Visiting the Graves of Heretics)" will be released in the U.S. on July 31.
SATHANAS' new CD "Crowned Infernal" on Pulverised Records is nearing the end of the recording process and will soon be going to Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, for mixing and mastering by Tore Stjerna. "Crowned Infernal" is scheduled tentatively for a summer of 2007 release date.
Here is the "Crowned Infernal" projected track listing:
01. Crowned Infernal
02. At Death's Command
03. Beneath The Blood Red Moon
04. Cast Into The Fire
05. The Beast Of Revelation
06. Dawn Of Satan's Rise
07. Witches Sabbat
08. Necromantic Rites
09. Hymns From The Shadow Land
10. Summoning The Ancient Hordes
11. Sacrificial Kingdom
In October SATHANAS will be touring the United States together with BENEDICTION.
The band recently signed a deal with the Poland-based management/promotion agency Dragonight, making them the first-ever Death Metal artist to work with the company.
SATHANAS' most recent release is the "Flesh For The Devil" mini-CD, released last year on Poland's Pagan Records (IMPERATOR, NORTH, THRONEUM, VARATHRON).