Metal News for May 27, 2009
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22 news articles posted on this day.
Deathead has issued the following statement about streaming the new songs "Pleasure In Pain," "An Offering To The Gods," and "Controlled By Chaos" on their MySpace page:
"We have uploaded several new songs from our forthcoming new album, An Offering to the Gods. The cd will be out in July and until then enjoy the tuneage."
Dream Theater recently revealed Rainbow's "Stargazer" as the first of the cover songs recorded for their upcoming album "Black Clouds & Silver Linings." The song will be available on the three-disc special edition CD release of the album, and is available on the iTunes Store right now.
Over the coming weeks, until the album's release on June 23rd, five more songs will be announced and made available on the iTunes Store. "To Tame A Land" by Iron Maiden is already understood to be one of the covers, recorded for a Kerrang! magazine tribute to Iron Maiden in 2008. They also just announced three Queen covers and posted a medley of them online.
Roadrunner Records's website features an interview with Mike Portnoy on the selection of "Stargazer" and the idea behind the inclusion of cover songs on the album.
Metallica has posted a message on their official website concerning the rumours of them shooting a new live DVD. It reads as follows:
"There's been a little chatter here and there about us filming a few shows this summer for potential release on DVD and among the countless internet rumors, these ones are actually true! We thought it would be cool to document a few shows that are unique and sure to be extra memorable for us, and hopefully for you too . . . first up are the three sold out shows in Mexico City, Mexico at Foro Sol on June 4, 6, 7 and later this summer, we also plan to have the cameras rolling at the sold out show in Nimes, France at Arenes de Nimes, the historic Roman amphitheatre where we'll be on July 7."
SEPULTURA will be heading back to Europe for the summer. Here are the latest tour dates and festival appearances:
26.06.2009 Pardubice - Czech Republic : Metal Roots Festival
27.06.2009 Bilina - Czech Republic : Boren Open Air
28.06.2009 Duisburg - Germany : Devilside Open Air
30.06.2009 Gdynia - Poland : Club Ucho
01.07.2009 Krakow - Poland : Lochness
02.07.2009 Kosice - Slovakia : Jumbo Centrum
03.07.2009 Sopron - Hungary : Volt Festival
04.07.2009 Leipzig - Germany : With Full Force
05.07.2009 Sal'a - Slovakia : Metroclub
07.07.2009 Vienna - Austria : Arena
08.07.2009 Klagenfurt - Austria : Club Stereo
09.07.2009 Winterthur - Switzerland : Salzhaus
11.07.2009 Merzig - Germany : Rock Am Bach
12.07.2009 Stuttgart - Germany : Die Röhre
14.07.2009 Luxembourg - Luxembourg : Rockhal
15.07.2009 Aschaffenburg - Germany : Colos-Saal
16.07.2009 Paris - France : Nouveau Casino NEW
17.07.2009 Dour - Belgium : Dour Festival
18.07.2009 Anyksciai - Lithuania : Devilstone Festival
19.07.2009 Tallin - Estonia : Rock Café Club NEW
21.07.2009 Biarritz - France : L'atabal NEW
23.07.2009 Bilbao - Spain : TBA
24.07.2009 Vigo - Spain : TBA
25.07.2009 Murcia - Spain : Lorca Rock Festival
26.07.2009 Barcelona - Catalonia : Razzmatazz 2
A clip of Enslaved performing live on May 23rd in Columbus Ohio has been posted online. The video can be viewed below. Enslaved are currently on a U.S. tour alongside Opeth. More...
Destroyer 666 has issued the following announcement about streaming the new song "A Stand Defiant" on their MySpace page:
"Our thanks to all who came out to see us at the Maryland Deathfest. We have finally been given the green light to post a new track.Which is done."
The song comes from their upcoming album "Defiance," which will be released in Europe on June 22nd and in the U.S. on July 14th.
Thine Eyes Bleed has issued the following statement about an upcoming benefit show:
"'The Araya Family and Friends Benefit Concert For Anamaria Araya' is this Friday, May 29th in Long Beach, Ca.
"Anamaria has ovarian cancer. We've organized this concert as a way of helping her to pay for her medical care, show her support and at the same time we'll get to play and hear good music played by many of the Araya family musicians and good friends.
"Hope you can come out. If you're not able to make it we'd appreciate any donation you can spare. Thanks so much."
I Scream Records has issued the following announcement about Stigmata playing an upcoming live show:
"Stigmata is playing the 2009 Black n Blue Bowl at Studio B in Brooklyn this coming Saturday, May 30th 2009. I Scream Records is also re-issuing 'Hymns For An Unknown God' & 'Do Unto Others...'. 'The Wounds That Never Heal' features these 2 classic albums + bonus material.
"Check it out!!!!"
The promotional poster for the show can be viewed here.
The Bazillion Points Metal Blog has posted an early three song demo online from Boston punk metallers Post Mortem, whose vocalist John McCarthy passed away in February. The demo, titled "Turkey On Your Nose," can be downloaded here. More...
Anaal Nathrakh has posted an e-card online for their upcoming album "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow." The e-card can be heard here. "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow" is due out on June 29th through Candlelight Records.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. In The Constellation Of The Black Widow
2. I Am The Wrath Of Gods And The Desolation Of The Earth Music
3. More Of Fire Than Blood
4. The Unbearable Filth Of The Soul
5. Terror In The Mind Of God
6. So Be It
7. The Lucifer Effect
8. Oil Upon The Sores Of Lepers
10. Blood Eagles Carved On The Backs Of Innocents
Hacride have been confirmed for the ProgPower Europe 2009 festival, set to take place October 2-4 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands.
ProgPower Europe 2009 festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Seven more bands will be announced soon.
Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow has posted a live video clip, which can be viewed below, and the following tour report from Venezuela:
"Getting into Caracas was a smooth ride. We got picked up by the promoters contact at the airport and never had to pass immigration.. Yeah, that’s how things are done there. ha-ha. With or without the pig flu?! Haha.. Looks brutal!
"Caracas is the most dangerous city in the whole of South America. We heard a lot of sinister stories and saw a bunch of frightening areas and people. The long ride to Maracay most certainly didn’t feel safe - but that was actually down to insane mountain roads, reckless driving and zero seat belt coverage for the entire trip. Life is cheap in Venezuela. More...
Welsh ragga-metal group Skindred has posted their third and final video from the studio online. You can check it out below. The band are currently recording a new record entitled, "Jumping The Shark" which should be released around August-September time. More...
Nuclear Blast street metallers Hardcore Superstar just made their new album "Beg For It" available for free online streaming on their Myspace page. "Beg For It" is due to release June 5th.
Equal Vision band Sky Eats Airplane is currently on "The Nu-Metal Tour" and have recorded a cover of Limp Bizkit's "Nookie." This is apparently causing a great stir in the electronic metalcore fan base, so Sky Eats Airplane wants all to know the reasons for covering such a song.
"A lot of you are very confused why: 1.) we covered a Limp Bizkit song, and 2.) let alone made it pretty close to the original. More...
Trap Them announced that they will be playing a free show with Municipal Waste for the Scion Metal Show in Los Angeles. It's on June 10th at the Knitting Factory. All you have to do is RSVP, which you can do here. Space is limited, so if you're in the area, RSVP soon.
Nashville natives Destroy, Destroy, Destroy will exclusively premiere its new music video for "The Wretched Forest" today on MySpace Metal. Black Market Activities says,
"The video for "The Wretched Forest" transcends historical time periods, taking us back to when quests for the Holy Grail and slaying dragons were more than mere legend spoken by elders. "The Wretched Forest" is directed by Steve Stemac, with post production by Ryan Kendrick of Digital Bohemia."
It's such an awesome video that they've disabled embedding, so you'll have to go here to see it.
For Today has posted a new song from their as yet unreleased sophomore album "Portraits." The 3rd song to be released to the band's myspace is called "Immanuel (The Redeemer)" and features guest vocals by Joe Musten from Advent. They will also be touring Australia with Saving Grace immediately following the Scream The Prayer tour. More...
British thrash masters EVILE have entered the studio to begin recording their new, as-yet-untitled new album, which is slated for a September 2009 release.
Following a few days of pre-production in March, the band took a break to hit the road on their first headlining UK tour, and have now returned with producer RUSS RUSSELL to record the follow-up to 2007's modern thrash masterpiece, ENTER THE GRAVE. More...
French heavy metallers, NIGHTMARE, have inked a world wide record deal with AFM Records.
The band comments on the signing, "We are very proud to announce that NIGHTMARE have inked a (world wide) deal with German giant metal label AFM Records."
The band has entered the Indiscreet Studio in Stuttgart, Germany on May 4th with famous producer, Achim Koehler (EDGUY, MASTERPLAN, PRIMAL FEAR) an the helm, to record their seventh studio album. The album entitled "Insurrection," will be released worldwide through AFM on September 11th. More...
NJ progressive metal band, Ferox Canorus, has issued the following message about the progress of their recording and departure of bassist Andres Villota:
"Recording of the EP is coming along. Slow, but it's happening. A substantial chunk should be finished this weekend and that leaves some odds and ends as well as the vocals. Unfortunately, vocals will not be recorded until we choose our lead singer. We have done (and are conducting) auditions still and I would like to say we will know in another week or two... in any case, you will know as soon as we know!" More...
A heavy metal band from Jordan named Bilocate has been ordered to dissolve by the country's government. The bands lyrics mainly focus on Mesopotamian and Nabataean legends which was deemed dangerous by the Jordanian intelligence agency.