Metal News for May 29, 2009
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15 news articles posted on this day.
The Red Chord has posted a new video online for the instrumental track "It Came From Over There," which was performed at the Maryland Deathfest. Sigh keyboaridst Mirai Kawashima also makes an appearance on the video, which can be viewed below. More...
Pelican recently posted a new song to their MySpace player from their upcoming new EP, "Ephemeral." The song is called "Embedding the Moss." Their new "Ephemeral" EP is available on CD from the band on tour and on LP/mp3 from Southern Lord on June 4th.
Regional NSW metalcore band Art of Deception has posted an update on the bands soon to be recorded album, set to be title "Words for the Wounded," and as a teaser, the band has also made available all previous recordings from the band’s debut EP "Ashes in the Envelope," released in 2008.
"Hey there all, just an update on the recording progress. Or new Drummer Adam Bartimote is learning the songs at a rapid rate and we should nearly be ready to start the recording progress again in the next couple of weeks. The album will feature 12 songs including an instrumental co-written by Deathmaask’s Daniel 'Shredica' Bradica.
"The album will be entitled ‘Words for the Wounded’ and will be a concept album based upon events following a world-wide apocalyptic event. For such an ambitious endevour we have enlisted the aid of Jon Hocking design studio to create the visual scenery of the album. From the artwork he has shown us so far we are more inspired than ever to make this the best possible album we can.
"On a final note we have RELEASED ALL PREVIOUS RECORDING from our Debut EP ‘Ashes In The Envelope’ plus a demo of the song “Tonight We Run” which is scheduled for rec-recording for the new album.”
For more information on the band, recording updates and to hear the newly released songs, visit the band's MySpace page.
New York brutal death metal legends Suffocation will be shooting a new music video this sunday for the song "Cataclysmic Purification." The video will be directed by David Brodsky who has previously done videos for the likes of Arsis and God Forbid. The song will be appearing on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Blood Oath" which will hit the shelves in July.
Speaking about the song, bass player Derek Boyer stated: "’Cataclysmic Purification’ audibly portrays a calamitous future approaching. With this song and the rest of the album I think we've maintained the musical integrity of the band while still having comprehendible brutality. ‘Blood Oath’ combines straight forward crushing movements with unsuspecting twists that will certainly entertain everyone from the avid SUFFOCATION listener to the 1st time innocent bystanders."
Ozzy Osbourne has issued the following statement regarding his recent legal action against Tony Iommi:
"Below is my official press statement on the official Black Sabbath trademark lawsuit. I am very saddened that I've had to take legal action against Tony. This is something that I've tried to avoid for years. I am not Geezer or Bill's voice. However, till the day I die I will not change my mind on this issue. The Black Sabbath trademark should be equally owned by Geezer, Bill, Tony and I as the true Black Sabbath lineup is Tony, Geezer, Bill and I. We've all been mates since school. I've always said there is an invisible thread that holds us together. Tony, lets get this ridiculous issue sorted and move on with our lives. You're 61, I'm 60. I hope that we've got a good 20 years left in us. But if not, God forbid something happens to you. What's going to happen to the Black Sabbath trademark? Who's going to oversee it? Don't you think after we're long gone the rights should stay in your family, my family, Bill's family and Geezer's family?
"It is with great regret that I had to resort to legal action against my long term partner, Tony Iommi, but after three years of trying to resolve this issue amicably, I feel I have no other recourse. As of the mid-1990's, after constant and numerous changes in band members, the brand of 'Black Sabbath' was literally in the toilet and Tony Iommi (touring under the name Black Sabbath) was reduced to performing in clubs. Since 1997 when Geezer, Bill and myself rejoined the band, Black Sabbath has returned to its former glory as we headlined sold-out arenas and amphitheatres playing to upwards of 50,000 people at each show around the world. We worked collectively to restore credibility and bring dignity back to the name 'Black Sabbath' which lead to the band being inducted into the UK and US Rock & Roll Hall of Fames in 2005 and 2006, respectively. More...
IWrestledABearOnce has posted a new music video online for the song "You Ain't No Family," which is from their upcoming album "It's All Happening." The video can be viewed below. "It's All Happening" is currently set for a June 2nd release date. More...
Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about inking a record deal with Howl:
"Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Providence, RI’s HOWL.
"HOWL (Vincent Hausman – guitars, vocals, Andrea Black – guitars, Robert Icaza – bass, Timmy St. Amour – drums) formed in 2006 and have already toured extensively with many like-minded bands including KYLESA, TORCHE, YOUNG WIDOWS, COLISEUM and more.
"Howl's Hausman commented on the signing: 'We're very excited to be signed to Relapse. Right from the start, we've gotten the sense that the folks at Relapse care about the bands and their creative vision first, which is important in an industry too often concerned purely with profit, image, and commercial viability. Relapse also has an impressive roster of former and current bands, many of which we grew up listening to. It's humbling to now be part of that family.'
"Relapse will first issue Howl's debut, self-titled EP this summer as the band continues writing for their first full-length. Audio samples taken from the EP can be heard now via the band’s MySpace page. More...
Florida death metallers Infernaeon have issued the following update about replacing several band members:
"We’d like to announce the attainment of several new members including Jeramie Kling formerly of The Absence, as well as the return of our former guitarist Chris Defaut.
"After that last Pyrexia tour we had a cancer within the band that needed to be removed forcefully which threatened everything that this band is trying to accomplish. Our drummer at the time ended up getting the job with Malevolent Creation, so you can’t fault him for that. Sam and Brian just wanted to go in different directions and we wish them the best of luck. Seriously, we hope those guys find what they’re looking for. We have Chris Default from Divine Empire back in the band, who was an original member and wrote most of these songs anyways, as well as Jeramie from The Absence who is straight up a seriously cool motherfucker and one of the best drummers I’ve heard in a while.
"We’d also like to welcomes to the fold guitar player and long time friend Erick Leider to replace Sam Molina, and Kevin’s brother Dave Stein on Keyboards. More...
Roman themed band Ex Deo, featuring Kataklysm front man Maurizio Iacono, has posted an e-card online for their upcoming debut album "Romulus." The e-card can be found here. "Romulus" will be released by Nuclear Blast Records on June 19th in Europe and June 30th in North America.
Swedish metallers Bloodbath, featuring Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth, will be releasing a limited number of vinyl copies of the "Unblessing the Purity" EP on June 29th. Peaceville Records issued the following statement about the vinyl release:
"2008 witnessed the glorious, gory return of Bloodbath. Following years of inactivity they returned with Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) resuming vocal duties joining Martin ‘Axe’ Axenrot (Opeth), Jonas Renkse and Anders ‘Blakkheim’ Nyström (Katatonia) and Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson.
"The mini-album ’Unblessing The Purity’ was followed by the CD & DVD set ’The Wacken Carnage’ and the new album ’The Fathomless Mastery’.
"Each of these were met with critical adulation with Rocksound describing them as ‘metal’s wet dream’ and Metal Hammer proclaiming ‘death metal doesn’t get much better than this’ and the readers of Terrorizer voted ‘The Fathomless Mastery’ album of the year.
"This vinyl edition of ‘Unblessing The Purity’ is limited to 2,000 numbered copies and comes on 10” blood red vinyl in a gatefold sleeve."
Madder Mortem has posted a new music video online for the song "Armour," which comes from their latest album "Eight Ways." The video can be viewed below. "Eight Ways" is currently available in Europe and is set to be released via Peaceville Records on June 16th in North America. More...
Killswitch Engage has posted a new song online at the official Roadrunner Records website for free download for a limited period of 24 hours. You can download the song, "The Reckoning" at this location. The song will appear on the bands forthcoming self-titled studio album which will be released on June 30th.
Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he is suing Black Sabbath/Heaven And Hell guitarist Tony Iommi over disputes about the Black Sabbath name. The legendary metal vocalist states that Iommi illegally claimed sole ownership of the name and is seeking to receive 50% of the Black Sabbath trademark and wants a portion of Iommi's profits from using the name.
After discovering the amazing talents of the Look, Listen & Rock music festival, Egyptian power metal band REDEEMERS decided to make a FREE CD including some of the best talents; singers, covering songs for various artists and an entertainment blast by the youngest magician in Egypt blowing minds away by his amazing street magic performance.
It also contains a new song by REDEEMERS featuring those talents.
You can check out a small peak of what will be included in the CD in a sneak peak video below.
The whole CD is now available for free download here.
Here's the play list:
Berjaoui the illusionist video
Ganna El Mokadem - Eyes on me (Cover)
Youssef Essam - You and me (Cover)
Nada Porche - Love story (Cover)
M.O.D - Drop it (Original)
Ghaidaa Atef - Chiquitita (Cover)
Redeemers - The Wishing Well feat. Noha Taha (Original)
Redeemers Feat. The Look, Listen & Rock Talens - Apologize (One Republic Cover)
The Recording Of Apologize (One Republic Cover) video More...
Mike Patton is taking a break from touring with a reunited Faith No More to work with legendary comic book writer Alan Moore on an audiobook / soundtrack compilation that aims to excite all the senses at once.
Moore has already recorded the two-hour audiobook for the deluxe package of the semi-autobiographical work, provisionally titled "Unearthing." Alongside the audiobook comes a series of art prints and a vinyl soundtrack with contributions from Patton, Andrew Broder of alternative act Fog and Justin Broadrick from Jesu and Godflesh.
The project, which looks to be released early next year, is the first in a series with Moore already hard at work on the second piece.