Metal News for May 26, 2009
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27 news articles posted on this day.
Wisconsin based one man band Opius is currently streaming the song "Shallow" online at the band's MySpace page. "Shallow" is from the upcoming album "dimINnuendo," which will be released as a free torrent on July 4th. Opius also issued the following statement about seeking musicians for live shows:
"Opius is in need of a good bassist, a badass drummer, and possibly a second guitarist, for live shows. Once there is a good live band organized, there are many many great gigs ready to play... Get ahold of me here, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Chosen has posted the following farewell message to Canada as they head back to the motherland to record their upcoming album:
"Before each of us catch our respective flights to Ireland, we would just like to thank everyone we came in contact with during the trek across Canada. What an amazing experience the band’s first tour has been. Our heartfelt thanks to all the people we met and worked with on this tour. Each and every one of you had a part to play in its overall success, and a very special thanks goes out to the few lifesavers who were kind enough to put a roof over our heads.
"Everyone we’ve met along the way have been extremely cool to us which we’ll never forget. We have worked with some great people, played with a lot of great bands, received tons of feedback and positive responses in each of the different cities and are very much looking forward to the day when we get to return and do it all again.
"Over the next number of weeks, we’ll be uploading the last of the interviews that we’re recorded during the tour, as well as some of our video footage which we’ve been using to document our experiences in Canada.
"As most of you probably know, we are going to be rather busy in the studio for the next couple of months but don’t stray too far, the next chapter is just around the corner."
Swedish metal band Ram has issued the following statement about having a release party for their new album on June 12th at Tyrolen in Bladinge, Sweden:
"The official Lightbringer release party will be held at Muskelrock festivalen after RAM's concert. RAM will hit the stage at 01.00 and directly after the show we will indulge in extreme Dionysian Heavy Metal festivities. Many surprises await the bold Headbangers that will attend this decadent party"
Atlanta metallers Daath have posted a new road report video online from their current tour with Cynic and Dragonforce. The video can be viewed below. More...
Nocturnal Rites has issued the following announcement about planning a string of upcoming Latin American tour dates:
"Together with Storm Blaze Entertainment Booking & Management Agency, we are announcing that we will be doing a string of dates in Latin America this September. More information on exact dates and countries will be announced shortly!"
Relapse Records has issued the following statement about an upcoming New York show with Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, and Repulsion:
"Three legendary metal bands, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer and Repulsion, will team up for the inaugural Blackened Music Series show to be held Friday, July 31st in Brooklyn, NY. This event will also serve as a release party for the forthcoming book, Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces that will see a July 15th release via De Capo Press.
"To celebrate their first-ever New York show and the inclusion of their legendary album Horrified in Precious Metal, Repulsion will be performing the influential release in its entirety."
The full details are as follows:
Friday, July 31st 2009
Brooklyn Masonic Temple – 317 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Show starts @ 8:00 pm EST (doors at 7:30 pm)
Behemoth has released the track information for their 9th full length album entitled "Evangelion" on August 9th via Nuclear Blast in Europe and August 11th via Metal Blade in US. The digi-pack edition will include a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes footage and expanded artwork. The album is currently being mixed at Musicbox Miloco Studios in London by Colin Richardson.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
03. Ov Fire And The Void
04. Transmigrating Beyond Realms Ov Amenti
05. He Who Breeds Pestilence
06. The Seed Ov I
07. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
08. Defiling Morality Ov Black God
Canadian metallers Bloodshoteye have issued the following statement about streaming a new song on their MySpace page:
"NEW song 'Killing Time' up! Here ya go! We finally got our new album finished and it turned out amazing if I do say so myself! The album was recorded in Windsor, ON at Spectre Sound Studios, mixed by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, The Plasmarifle), and mastered at Wildstudio by Pierre Remillard (Cryptopsy, Ion Dissonance, Misery Index). The result is our 3rd album, 'Expect The Unexpected'.
"We have finished our contract with Galy Records who released our previous 2 albums 'Without Any Remorse' 2004 & 'An Unrelenting Assualt' 2006. We will be shopping the album around for a bit to see if we can get any bites, and hopefully have it released by the end of the summer."
NY progressive metal band, Dream Theater, has just released a cover track of a medley of three songs from the legendary band, Queen: "Tenement Funster","Flick Of The Wrist," and "Lily Of The Valley." Click here to download the song from iTunes. More...
British technical death metal virtuosos THE BOY WILL DROWN have just come off the road after playing a short string of dates in Germany, the band's first shows outside of the UK.
The band reports on their first venture into mainland Europe:
"First time TBWD has been on a ferry and across the pond. We were excited and looking forward to the prospect of playing shows where we wouldn't have a clue what people were saying and seeing rather amusing place and road signs such as 'Wankum' lol. But so far it has been such a blast and the album material has gone down so well with the fans; also people are looking rather rad in the new tee. Surprising how late the shows start in Europe. Didn't manage to get onstage in Gent till almost midnight! But the diehard fans stayed till the very end and it was an awesome show!"
"What have we been up to during the day? Well... The daily activities mainly include enjoying the great weather, bit of sightseeing being total tourists, driving on the wrong side of the road (sooooo weird) then doing the gigs! Can't be bad I reckon. All planning to get our tan on ;) but having to pay to use the service station toilets is fucking Mack." More...
From a Metal Blade announcement:
"Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the following CANNIBAL CORPSE contest in celebration of the band's upcoming gig, headlining the Hot Topic Stage of this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival, which kicks off on July 10th in Sacramento, CA.
One Grand Prize winner will receive:
One (1) Autographed BC Rich IT Speed V guitar with EMG X-series 81/85 pickups and Twenty (20) packs of 'heavy' D'Addario strings
One (1) Cannibal Corpse T-Shirt
One (1) Cannibal Corpse Long Sleeve T-Shirt
One (1) Cannibal Corpse Hoodie
One (1) Cannibal Corpse Hat
One (1) Cannibal Corpse Patch
One (1) Cannibal Corpse "Limited Edition" Comic Book
One (1) "Evisceration Plague" CD w/ Autographed Booklet
One (1) Cannibal Corpse Poster Collection
One (1) Cannibal Corpse DVD Catalog (Includes 3 Full-length DVD's)
One (1) USB Flash Drive/Carabiner complete with Cannibal Corpse Audio Catalog
Five Runners-Up will receive:
One (1) "Evisceration Plague" CD w/ Autographed Booklet
One (1) Cannibal Corpse T-Shirt"
Backstage footage from this years No Fear Energy Music Tour has been posted online which features Lamb Of God and As I Lay Dying. You can check it out below. Also on the tour are God Forbid and Municipal Waste. More...
The Black Dahlia Murder has entered the Top Music Home Video Charts in both the United States and Canada with their new DVD, "Majesty." The DVD entered the Billboard Top Music Videos Chart at the #2 and the Canadian charts at number #5.
Vocalist Trevor Strnad states: "We in The Black Dahlia Murder are completely ecstatic about the reception of our first DVD release for Metal Blade Records, Majesty! I won't lie and say that I had no expectations of the release; throughout its creation I had an inkling that we may be onto something. Having the second highest charting music DVD in the states and the fifth highest in Canada is more than enough proof that I was right! Thank you to the fans... this DVD is dedicated to you and you alone. You are the reason this band stays strong and keeps on going. Our most sincere thanks to our friend and director Robbie Tassaro for his undying devotion to the project. Without him, Majesty never would have happened. Stay tuned to the BDM... big things are on the horizon!"
Testament has announced a number of tour dates in September spanning Central and South America as well as Mexico. The tour dates are as follows:
9/04 - SANTIAGO, CHILE – TEATRO CAUPOLICAN
9/05 - BUENOS AIRES – ARGENTINA – TEATRO FLORES
9/06 - SAO PAULO – BRAZIL – CITIBANK HALL
9/07 - RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL - CIRCO VOADOR
9/09 - CURITIBA – BRAZIL – OPERA 1
9/12 - MONTERREY – MEXICO – MONTERREY ARENA
9/13 - MEXICO CITY – MEXICO – CUERVO SALON
Chimaira has announced a short run of summer headlining tour dates in July, most of which also feature Winds of Plague and Born of Osiris. Here are Chimaira's latest headlining tour dates:
7/22 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/23 Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/24 Toledo, OH @ Toledo Metal Fest / The Zodiac formerly Club Bijou
7/25 Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
7/26 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/27 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/28 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
7/29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance (Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris)
Darkest Hour has issued the following statement about the track listing for their upcoming album:
"Keep your eyes and ears peeled for your next chance to download 'NO GOD', and more coming from THE ETERNAL RETURN - JUNE 23RD, 2009."
1. DEVOLUTION OF THE FLESH
2. DEATH WORSHIP
3. THE TIDES
4. NO GOD
6. BLESSED INFECTION
8. A DISTORTED UTOPIA
9. BLACK SUN
10. INTO THE GREY
Chaosanct has issued the following update about the recording of their new EP:
"Well, we've been busy polishing off the new EP, currently mixing and mastering it, and getting the cover sorted out as well as the new improved logo, so everything is go, with Tilman once again at the mixing and production helm of it all!
"So far it sounds cracking, and we're all excited about unleashing it upon the world :)
"Further to that, we've also gone and let Paul Scanlan loose on the old tracks we have from the I of Goliath EP, and whilst not a rerecording, and more of an update, it is consolidating us as a band, and letting his talents shine through.
"This coming weekend we're playing Tsunami Fest , a 3 day travelling festival around Holland, so once we get back from that, and the dust has settled, we'll be getting round to updating everything, and putting some more tracks online, both new, and old ones lightly touched up with some added spice!
"Not only that, but there's also some stuff coming that people have been asking for for a while, which we'll announce soon as it is available!"
A video of Slayer in the recording studio, which can be viewed below, has been posted online by Stockhound.com. Slayer is currently working on their as-yet-untitled album which will be released on July 7th through Columbia Records. More...
Metal As Fuck reports:
"Having CRADLE OF FILTH in the City Of Churches caused a lot of excitement, and they played a pretty good set. But Dani Filth walking off-stage in the middle of a track, thereby pretty much ending the show, was baffling, a little bit unprofessional, and a bad way to end a good night." More...
Undercover.com.au has issued the following report from Paul Cashmere:
2.3% of Australia's population bought an AC/DC ticket yesterday. There are 21 million people in Australia and half a million will see Acca Dacca next year.
Credit crunch? Not in AC/DC land. With more than 500,000 tickets sold in Australia yesterday that created a cash flow of more than $60 million. More...
According to legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin, Metallica will be filming their upcoming shows in Mexico for a forthcoming DVD. It is currently unclear if this footage will be replacing the footage filmed in Paris or if they will both be used. Halfin's report reads: "I'm in LA for a couple of days then off to Guadalajara to shoot THE MARS VOLTA, then back to LA for love making, then back to Mexico to shoot METALLICA, who are playing three nights in the football stadium, which is now going to be filmed so I have to shoot a DVD cover."
We've been talking to bands to hear their best pit stories. This week, we've got a tale from Matt Fox, guitarist for Shai Hulud.
"I learned pretty early on I wasn't suited for "moshing", though I certainly had no idea I could sustain an injury simply standing in "the pit"...
At a They Might Be Giants show.
For those unfamiliar with They Might Be Giants, they're not terribly mosh-friendly, a far cry from Slayer in speed and aggression (and Satanism for that matter) and inspire more pogo hops than anything else - there is, however, the odd stage dive. I didn't expect it, and I didn't see it coming, but I felt it well enough. I'm not sure if it was a stray hand that belted me, or if the diver and I collided forehead to forehead, regardless, it smarted. The shock of the impact was brief; the shock of the one and a half seconds that followed lasted a good 15 fifteen years plus, as I'm here retelling this story from 1992 in 2009.
So there I am, after getting good and smacked, holding the culprit in the air with another person who's got her legs. Me? I've got her breasts. All two of them. One in each hand. How they got there, I have no idea. I was too busy getting physically smashed to intentionally grope anyone. She scowled at me, and then I pawned her off on the person to my left. If they got past second base with her, I'll never know."
In the next installment of "Tales from the Pit" we'll hear from Angela and Justin from Facedown band The Great Commission. To give you an idea, it involved barbed wire, fireworks, and baseball bats.
Swedish progressive metal legends Opeth has announced that they will be releasing a 3CD box set on July 13th entitled, "The Candlelight Years." The collection will consist of the albums, "Orchid," "Morningrise" and "My Arms, Your Hearse."
Abigail Williams have undergone a major upheaval, with the departures of guitarist Mike Wilson, bassist Tommy Haywood and keyboard player Ashley Ellyllon. However the band expect to have replacements ready for their upcoming US tour with Goatwhore, Abysmal Dawn and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky.
Goth rock superstar Marilyn Manson has posted his entire new album, "The High End Of Low" online for streaming. You can listen to the record by heading to his official Myspace. The album is available online and in stores now.
In a recent interview with the Rock Gone Wild website, Armored Saint frontman John Bush (also formerly of Anthrax) gave an insight as to how the bands new album is coming along. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:
What is Armored Saint up to these days?
Bush: “We’re working on a new record—we’re now about nine songs into it (note: RGW heard four of these songs while in L.A. in November, and they rock!). It should be out later this year or early next year. Metal Blade is still our label in the states; we’re working out some of the legal stuff for an international release."
Will any of these new songs feature in your set at RGW?
Bush: “Yes, one for sure; the rest of the set will be the typical Saint stuff."
What should the RGW fans expect from the show?
Bush: “We don’t play that much anymore, so when we do, we give it our all; it’s an event. It will be an in-your-face, high energy, metal fest. I expect the crowd to participate as well."
British thrash metal legends Onslaught has announced that they will be releasing their first live album, "Live Damnation" on July 20th through Candlelight Records. The show was recorded in November of last year in Leeds, England at the Damnaton Festival.
In other news, bass player Jeff Williams has given an update regarding the bands new studio album. It reads: "Regarding the next studio album, things are coming along very nicely indeed. The aggression has been turned right up to 11 with the new songs and I can't wait for you to hear these motherfuckers!"