Metal News for May 29, 2008
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The hugely successful Never Say Die! club tour will return this November in collaboration with Altamont Apparel.
Here is the planned Altamont Never Say Die! 2008 Club Tour line-up:
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The tour will be sponsored by Altamont Apparel, the innovative clothing brand which uniquely captures the youthful spirit of counterculture warriors - a perfect fit for those attending Never Say Die!. “Altamont Apparel was founded with music at its core, so we are both happy and proud to be the official partner of this tour” commented Scott Sentianin, Altamont Apparel. Marco Walzel, Avocado Booking, adds, “The link between punk, metal and hardcore with skateboarding and extreme sports/lifestyles has always been a strong bond. It makes perfect sense for Altamont to be a big part of this tour and I’m very happy to have them on board.”
The lineup will include PARKWAY DRIVE (Burning Heart Records) who have proven their headline status for this tour with their titanic barrage of riffs, breakdowns and high energy performances - as best evident on their many European tours (the last of which had the majority of their shows sold-out). Also no strangers to touring Europe, UNEARTH will join the tour as co-headliners in the UK and direct support in mainland Europe, and just in time as their brand new album on Metal Blade Records will be hitting the streets. DESPISED ICON have exploded onto the scene with loads of touring and have helped define deathcore destruction with a highly acclaimed new record on Century Media Records. The UK is represented on this tour by ARCHITECTS, recently signed to Century Media, who bring the chaos factor to the bill with their vicious metalcore assault. Bringing a flair for the technical and progressive end of the spectrum, PROTEST THE HERO have been lavished with rave reviews from the press for their new album and tireless touring. Rounding out the package are two up-n-coming brutal acts from the U.S. that are rapidly gaining steam and buzzing in the underground, WHITECHAPEL (Metal Blade Records) and CARNIFEX (Victory Records) who will both have new records in time for this tour.
“We’ve worked very hard to raise the bar for this tour,” says Ivonne Davies-Kreye, Avocado Booking. “It is easily the best line-up and will prove to be the best concert going experience of 2008.”
Here are the initial Never Say Die! tour dates: More...
Belgian volent death-grinders Murder Intentions has signed to SoulFlesh Collector. The band's debut full-length album is expected at the end of 2008. In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.
LAMB OF GOD will World Premiere the full-length feature from their brand-new 2 DVD set, "Walk With Me In Hell," at Chelsea Cinemas in New York City on June 30 at 7PM, with the full band in attendance at the premiere. Fans can get their ticket to the premiere by pre-ordering the special double DVD bundle while supplies last. Seats are limited, so visit www.lamb-of-god.com and www.myspace.com/lambofgod for preordering directions.
Not in NYC? You can order the double DVD set and have your own premiere OR vote at www.lamb-of-god.com or www.myspace.com/lambofgod to have a LAMB OF GOD premiere in your town. Use the Eventful widget on the sites to “Demand” a premiere be held in your city. The city with the most “Demands” by June 16 gets a premiere that will be held around the release of the "Walk With Me In Hell" double disc set.
The NYC "Walk With Me In Hell" premiere will be held at Chelsea Cinemas:
260 W. 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
"Walk With Me In Hell" features all-access footage from the bus to the stage and everything in between. The "Walk With Me In Hell"
two-DVD set features over five hours of incredible, all-access footage. Disc 1 contains the highly anticipated feature documentary "Walk With Me In Hell" and multiple live performance extras from across the globe on the Sacrament World Tour. Disc 2 includes the additional full-length feature “Making of Sacrament” plus LAMB OF GOD’s entire, uncut performance at the Download Festival 2007 where they performed in front of over 72,000 fans.
"Walk With Me In Hell"’ hits the streets July 1 on Epic Records.
The DVD premieres are being set up in conjunction with D&E Entertainment.
Canadian progressive metallers, ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF, have uploaded two new songs, "Waltz of the Swedish meatballs" and "Japanese Upsidedown Cake," to their Myspace page.
ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF will be doing a short mini-tour entitled "Mukluk Expedition into the Harmonic Grid of Western Canada" soon. The dates are as follows:
5/30 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert (KEN mode Reco Release)
5/31 - Saskatoon, SK @ Walker's
6/01 - Edmonton, AB @ Avonmore Hall
6/02 - Gra Forks, BC @ City Park Bingo Hall (All Ages)
6/03 - Vancouver, BC @ Pub 340
6/04 - Vancouver, BC @ La Casa Del Arista (All Ages)
6/06 - Calgary, AB @ Vern's Tavern
6/07 - Prince Albert, AB @ Exhibition Center (w/ Neuraxis & Fuck the Facts)
Cavalera Conspiracy have posted two of the recordings that were made during the "Inflikted" sessions online at their official Myspace. The tracks include a cover of the Possessed classic "The Exorcist" and the song "In Conspiracy".
You can catch Cavalera Conspiracy on tour with Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead and Incite this July.
Texan rockers Drowning Pool have been forced to reschedule their shows in Australia due to vocalist Ryan McCombs suffering from strained vocal chords. Ryan McCombs has posted the following message regarding the situation:
"We look forward to coming to Australia and are sorry for any inconvenience our postponing the trip causes our fans. Hopefully, the new dates will allow us to spend more time down there so that we really get to see and experience everything."
The affected shows are as follows:
May 30 - Adelaide, AUS @ HQ Live
June 01 - Melbourne, AUS @ - The Palace
June 03 - Sydney, AUS @ - Enmore Theatre
June 04 - Brisbane, AUS @ - The Arena
San Diego's Mower have posted a new video for the song "American Psycho" online. You can check it out below. The song is from the bands second album "Not For You".
The band have recently began working on a brand new album in Los Angeles. More...
Ted Nugent says of the song: “We debuted the ultimate soundtrack for freedom lovers everywhere with my new song ‘I AM THE NRA’ to thunderous applause and spontaneous dancing in the aisles. Real honest to God Motor City rock-n-roll goes perfectly with the spirit of gun lovers everywhere.”
“We know in our hearts and souls that God gave each of us a precious, equal, miraculous gift of life. And we also know, that if not for the formation and growth of this fundamental grassroots organization, individual American citizens would no longer have that US Constitutionally guaranteed God given right to keep and bear arms for the protection of this gift. Thank God for the NRA.”
Pride Tiger's west coast tour kicks off tomorrow. A couple of dates have changed since the initial announcement. Here are the latest tour dates:
May 30 Tacoma, WA: Hell's Kitchen (w/Hell's Belles)
May 31 Bremerton, WA: The Manette Saloon (w/Green 13)
June 4 Los Angeles, CA: The Viper Room (w/The Binges)
June 5 San Diego, CA: The Kensington (w/Earthless)
June 6 Oakland, CA: Oakland Metro (w/Hightower and The Fourfits)
June 7 San Francisco, CA: Benders
June 8 Seattle, WA: El Corazon
As previously reported, Pride Tiger, formed by three former members of the highly respected, still-going-strong metal act 3 Inches of Blood and one member of hardcore band S.T.R.E.E.T.S., was recently nominated for a Juno Award for Rock Album Of The Year for their Caroline Records debut "The Lucky Ones."
Pride Tiger will soon unveil more national and international tour dates in support of "The Lucky Ones."
Parkway Drive has joined the Thrash And Burn Tour this summer. The tour will also include Misery Signals, Darkest Hour, Stick To Your Guns, Winds Of Plague, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Arsis and possibly others. The Thrash And Burn tour dates are as follows:
7/29-Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
7/30-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Theatre
7/31-Kansas City, KS @ Beaumont
8/01-Dayton, OH @ The Attic
8/02-Detroit, MI @ Dirtfest
8/03-Milwaukee, WI @ Robot Moshfest
8/04-Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
8/05-Louisville, KY @ Headliners
8/06-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/07-Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
8/08-Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
8/10-New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/15-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/16-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
8/17-Virginia Beach, VA @ The Norva
8/18-Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/19-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/20-St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
8/22-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/23-Houston, TX @ Java Jazz OUTDOORS
8/24-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/25-El Paso, TX @ Club 101
8/26-Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
8/27-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/28-San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/29-Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
9/03-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Finnish metal band The Chant has posted the single "Green Waters" on their MySpace page to be previewed. The songs are all from their debut release "Ghostlines". The songs can be heard here.
Iced Earth has posted a widget online to preview the four tracks on the upcoming single "I Walk Among You." The widget can be viewed below.
"I Walk Among You" is set for a North American release on June 10th. The next full length album is tentatively set for a Fall 2008 release, and will feature returning vocalist Matt Barlow. More...
Scars on Broadway has revealed the cover for their upcoming self-titled album. The new album cover can be viewed here.
The band recently signed with Interscope Records for the release of their debut. The album is scheduled to be released on July 29th.
Machine Head have posted online a new video for the song “Halo”, which is the third video the band has recorded from their album "The Blackening". The video was shot by director Mike Sloat (”Aesthetics of Hate,” “Imperium,” “Days Turn Blue to Gray”) on April 3 in San Francisco. The video was done entirely on a green screen, and then edited to look like the art work for "The Blackening".
The video will premier on MTV's Headbanger's Ball this Saturday, or it can be viewed online here.
Russian gothic metallers, Melancholy, have posted the new songs, "Smiling," “Failing Reality,” “My Priority,” “Stay,” and “Inside Me” on their MySpace page. The songs comes off of their upcoming album, “Capsula.”
The tracklisting for “Capsula” is as follows:
1. Inside Me
6. Failing Reality
7. My Priority
8. I'm Ok
11. Races Are Over
New York grinders, Psyopus, have announced the enlisting of new vocalist Matt Dalberth from Rochester, NY. Matt replaced former vocalist Harrison Christie.
The band welcomes Matt Dalberth with the following message:
"The addition of Matt to the band makes the majority of the band from Western, NY, which provides cohesiveness and new stability to the line up. Matt's talents can be witnessed by his performances with the Rochester, NY band Burn Everything. Psyopus welcomes him and his high energy stage presence to the band.”
"Psyopus wishes Harrison Christie the best of luck with his future endeavors and would like to thank him for the time shared with Psyopus.”
"The band is currently writing and rehearsing for their next album yet to be titled. The album will be recorded July 20th through August 16th with engineer Doug White at Watchmen Studios in Lockport, NY.”
Austrian metallers, Legacy of Hate, have posted a new song, "Blindfold Aggression," online, which can be found at their MySpace page and official website. The song comes off of their upcoming album, ”Unmitigated Evil.”
The tracklisting for ”Unmitigated Evil” is as follows:
1. Wake Up
2. When Chains Are Breaking
3. A Moment Of Secrets
4. Behind The Mind Animosity
5. Memories We Made
6. Blindfold Aggression
7. Dispatch The Solution For Hope
8. Last Days Of Night
Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry have set August 19th as the date when they will release their second album "Folklore and Superstition".
Drummer John Fred Young says about the record: “There is a mystique with folklore and superstition. We’re intrigued by and interested in history, roots and heritage, and we incorporate that into the band.”
Adds bassist Jon Lawhon: “We are taking the Southern tradition and spreading it out to the rest of the world. They say, ‘Write what you know,’ so that’s what we’re doing, writing what we know.”
The track listing is as follows:
01. Blind Man
02. Please Come In
03. Reverend Wrinkle
04. Soul Creek
05. Things My Father Said
06. The Bitter End
07. Long Sleeves
08. Peace Is Free
09. Devil's Queen
10. The Key
13. Ghost Of Floyd Collins
Metallica have posted two more videos online, showing them working on their new album which is due for a September release. Check them out below.
The band will be making the festival rounds over the summer before starting on a full concert tour in October. More...
Disturbed will play their first ever on-line, interactive show tonight, at 10pm ET on May 29th at DeepRockDrive. The band recently sat down and talked about the upcoming show and their excitement about playing to a global audience that is able to interact with them in real time. Thanks to overwhelming demand to see Disturbed perform, DeepRockDrive announced that they have doubled the capacity for online tickets. You can get your free tickets to this online event here.
Although no details have been given on the split, L.A. Guns have parted ways with lead singer Paul Black. There's been little word on Black's replacement, only that he wrote alot of songs on the bands forthcoming new album and has "blond" hair.
In response to the question whether or not the band will re-record the vocals on the new album, Tracii Guns said: "I have a singer up here that actually wrote most of the new songs. He was just supposed to help but, now he's gonna have to sing as well. At least I can now guarentee the record will sound amazing… FOR REAL!"
SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel has issued the following update:
"Hey what's up everyone, time to drop some more news for ya'll.
"First off thanks to all our West Coast friends that came out to the shows. We had a killer time, all the shows were a great success... we'll be back after the new album drops.
"Now after almost a year of legal bullshit, we are stoked to announce that we've walked away from our deal with Crash Music. More...
New Jersey thrashers, Overlorde, have parted ways with vocalist Chris Colfax.
The band have issued the following statement regarding the search for a replacement singer:
”The band will now begin to look for a replacement. The band is well into preparing for its next release on Sonic Age Records, the follow-up to the highly acclaimed CD titled 'RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT.' So the vocalist should be ready to hit the ground running. “
”Any interested vocalists should feel free to contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let Overlorde know how to hear some of you work online and give them some basic information about yourself.”
In other news the band have posted the song, "OVERLORDE," on their MySpace page.
Finnish metallers, Impaled Nazarene, have announced the following tour dates:
06/21 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
06/28 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia - Hard Rock Laager Festival
07/12 - Trutnov, Czech Republic - Obscene Extreme Festival
07/22 - Moncton, Canada - Manhattan Bar & Grill
07/23 - Halifax, Canada - Hell´s Kitchen
07/24 - Montreal, Canada - The Thèatre Plaza
07/25 - Sherbrooke, Canada - Bar Le Magog
07/26 - Quebec, Canada - L´Anti
07/27 - Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada - Bar LE Trash
07/28 - London, Canada - The Embassy
07/29 - Toronto, Canada - The Wreck Room
07/30 - Sudbury, Canada - The Serbian Center
08/07 - Germany - PARTY-SAN OPEN AIR
08/16 - Komen, Slovenia - METAL MANIA OPEN AIR Festival
The Rotted (previously known as Gorerotted) have posted a new song entitled "Nothin' But A Nose Bleed" online at this location.
The tracklisting for the bands new album, "Get Dead Or Die Trying" is as follows:
'Nothin' But A Nosebleed', 'The Howling', 'A Return To Insolence', 'Kissing You With My Fists', 'Angel Of Meth', 'A Brief Moment Of Regret', 'The Body Tree', 'Get Dead Or Die Trying', 'It's Like There's A Party In My Mouth (And Everyone's Being Sick)', 'Fear And Loathing In Old London Town', '28 Days Later'.
Dope’s new studio album "No Regrets," which was originally set to be released on June 10th has been delayed. A new release date has not yet been set.
As previously reported, Dope has just been confirmed for a Jagermeister summer tour with Kittie, Anew Revolution, Panic Cell, and Dirge.
Trouble have updated their tour schedule to include some more shows in the United States aswell as a show in Finland. Tour dates are as follows:
1 - Vnuks - Cudahy, WI **
5 - King's Tavern - Denver, CO
7 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
8 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
9 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
10 - Safari Sam's - Hollywood, CA
12 - The Sets - Tempe, AZ
15 - Emo's - Austin, TX
17 - Rockstar Sportsbar - Fort Worth, TX
18 - Hi Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
19 - The End - Memphis, TN
9 - Double Door - Chicago, IL (Alehorn Of Power) **
15 - Jalometalli - Oulu, Finland **
** new dates
Seether is adding more shows to their summer tour schedule. The latest addition is:
7/15 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center - Presale Starts Tuesday, May 27th
You can get a jump on tickets by signing up for the presale, for which you can register here.
SAXON frontman Biff Byford has issued the following update:
"We took off the link, this is the official website of the band we understand that it was put on in total innocence but until OLIVER/DAWSON decide to stop trying to undermine the achievements of this band we will continue not to support them in anyway if and when they stop trying to con people and concede that times have changed can we enter into any conciliatory talks.