Metal News for May 29, 2010
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16 news articles posted on this day.
British thrash metal veterans Sabbat has revealed that they have been dropped from Arch Enemy's tour of the United Kingdom, which is scheduled to kick off in November. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Just received the following email: 'Arch Enemy feel your August dates will pull heads away from the November tour dates, and feel it is best that you do not do the November tour.'
"So we look forward to seeing everyone who hasn't seen Sabbat in a while in August where we can do a headline set anyway. Apologies to anyone with tickets to see us on the Arch Enemy shows, I'm sure they'll be great... hopefully no volcanos in November. Anyone seeking a refund should contact point of purchase."
Legendary American rock band Aerosmith has announced the tour dates for their forthcoming "Cocked, Loaded, Ready To Rock" tour in North America. The trek will kick off in July, just after the band finishes their run of Europe. Support on the tour will come from former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Some of Sweden's finest heavy metal musicians will gather to pay tribute to Ronnie James Dio during this fall's edition of the Sweden Rock Cruise, set to sail on October 7, 2010 from Stockholm, Sweden for Åbo, Finland and return the following day. There will be a long tribute concert with a number of guest musicians performing classic songs from Dio's career with a main band consisting of members of LION'S SHARE.
So far the following artists have been confirmed to perform with LION'S SHARE at the event:
* Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH)
* Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL)
* Björn Gelotte (IN FLAMES)
* Ian Haugland (EUROPE)
* Messiah Marcolin (ex-CANDLEMASS)
* Johan Edlund (TIAMAT)
* Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, BIBLEBLACK)
The show will end with all artists performing HEAR 'N AID's "Stars" (Dio was behind the HEAR N' AID project, a collection of metal artists who recorded the track "Stars" in 1985 to raise funds for African famine relief.)
On the cruise, Sweden Rock Magazine will donate SEK 25,000 to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, set up by Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy Dio. Everyone attending the cruise can donate money, which will be sent to this cancer fund.
Following the recent cancellation of Mastodon's European tour dates as a result of guitarist Bill Kelleher being diagnosed with pancreatitus, the organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that their place will be taken by legendary British grindcore/death metal outfit Carcass. The festival will be taking place in the town of Dessel between June 25th - June 27th.
SkullsNBones.com has posted a stream of Lamb of God's demo recording of "Hourglass." While you're there, you can enter their contest to win an autographed photo of the band.
The demo is off of the band's deluxe package of "Hourglass," coming June 1st. You can read more about the deluxe package here.
Portugal metal band Mourning Lenore has issued the following update regarding their recent signing:
"We are very proud to announce we have signed a contract with Major Label Industries for the release of 'Loosely Bounded Infinities.' The CD will be out in September. More news about this release will be unveiled every three weeks until September"
Bassist JenOside of the Houston black metal band Bahimiron has issued the following update on the progress of their upcoming album:
"Well ya know, once in a while I might be drinking too much whiskey...ooh big news there, so I decided to highjack the band page tonight by letting you all know that Blaash and I finished the album last week, way far from completion yet.. but I'm so proud of it that I wanted to let everyone know at the risk of getting my ass kicked tomorrow by putting out news too soon. I am fucking PROUD of this new release to come I can't even explain it. While being personal right now and all I'd like to add that producing something for the last 5 years as a band without being able to practice more than 24h before studio has been understandably HARD. But we have always done it because, that's who we are, we feed on each other on an almost musically animal instinct and can decided here and there if it is Bahimiron or not. It has always been this way and on retrospect, I can appreciate it is a rare quality that not many have the luck to share. On this note, I'm one fucking proud whiskey drinking motherfucking Bahimiron bass player. Hails to my comrades and see you all soon."
Eyes Set to Kill have partnered with VoxBloc for the release of their new single, "Broken Frames" online at this location. The song is the title track from Eyes Set To Kill's new album that hits stores on June 8th through BreakSilence Records.
Eyes Set To Kill's "Broken Frames" was recorded at Wade Studios in Ocala, FL with producer Andrew Wade. The album takes the sparkling melodic prowess that Eyes Set To Kill has become known for, and fuses it with a new found sense of aggression to create the heaviest album of the band's career. More...
Colorado's ALLEGAEON has unveiled the cover art for their Metal Blade Records debut album, "Fragments of Form and Function." The art was done by Colin Marks, who is known for his artwork for Scar Symmetry, Nevermore, Strapping Youn Lad, etc. The new album marks the band's first full length release and was produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage) and recorded at Flatline Audio in January 2010.
Vocalist Ezra Haynes discusses the concepts behind the album, "The concept of Fragments of Form and Function is in one way or another science related theories. Some of the topics we touch base on are cryonics, stem cell research, evolution, pharmaceutical structure and so on."
The "Fragments Of Form And Function" tracklisting is as follows:
01. The Cleansing
02. The Renewal
03. Across The Folded Line
04. The God Particle
05. Biomech - Vals No. 666
06. From Seed To Throne
07. Atrophy Of Hippocrates
08. Point Of Disfigurement
09. A Cosmic Question
10. Accelerated Evolution More...
Male vocalist Alexander Krull of Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following update about the band's recent live shows:
"First of all, the concert at Wave Gotik Treffen was a real blast! In 2004 we had our first Leaves' Eyes show ever at WGT! Now we came back and we were playing again in front of thousands of people which were celebrating with us! Awesome! It was very nice to meet our longtime friends of Creamatory at WGT, too, and having a little after show party with them.
"The last two shows at Metalfest in Pilsen and Budapest have been great, too. In Pilsen a storm with rain and hail started while we played the new song 'At heaven's end' and it lasted until the end of our show. But the audience just kept banging and clapping their hands, it couldn't fit better to our musical style and lyrics! The fans in Budapest rocked from the first second until the end of the show - yeah! A big thank you to the fans for making these shows unforgettable!"
Leaves' Eyes still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was discovered dead in a hotel room on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at the age of 38. He was survived by his wife Brenna, who is currently expecting their first child. The band has now posted footage online in remembrance of Gray, which can be viewed below.
Sweden's One Without has started a new tour blog via CrackItUp.se. The latest tour blog from the band can be read below:
"It all started out in Thursday. After packing the car in Gothenburg, Sweden, with all the gear needed, Joonas and Kenny drove of to Dusseldorf, Germany (With a very overloaded and tilted back car), where they would pick up the other band members from the airport. At first everything was going according to plan, (if you don´t count that the ferries between both Sweden and Denmark and Denmark and Germany (Two different ferries) almost left the ports because of time optimism. But as Joonas and Kenny entered Germany things started to go wrong.
"The trusted Renault Megané was starting to whine, for some reason (Of course not due to the fact that Kenny didn't take it to the service before the tour, OR the fact that it was overloaded and tilting back all the way) it started to make odd noises and trying to choose where they were to drive. But the car can´t be boss. So after a challenging trip which ended with a broken down car which had to be left at a car service area, and a pretty big taxi cost for the last part of the trip, One Without finally arrived at the tour bus and could start their journey in Europe."
You can catch One Without live on the following dates: More...
Guitarist Vic Stown of Vindicator has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming tour dates and the release of a new album:
"Vindisciples, we're very pleased to announce the street date for The Antique Witcheries. Our sophomore album will be available August 10th, 2010 from Heavy Artillery Records! Not from the states? No worries, it'll be available worldwide! Check back often for more updates pertaining to the album and upcoming shows.
"On a side note, thanks to everyone who came out to the Primal Fear/Havok show. We had a blast and it was a good time breaking in our new members. We're all looking very forward to tearing up the east coast in a few weeks. Sticks, stones, and broken bones."
The upcoming Vindicator tour dates are as follows:
6/11 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
6/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Excuses
6/13 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ AT WAR
6/14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Gil’s Bar & Grill
6/15 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
6/16 Philadelphia, PA @ JR’s Bar
6/18 Boston, MA @ Unit 11
6/19 Toronto, ON @ The Blue Moon
6/20 Ottawa, ON @ Café Dekcuf
6/21 Montreal, QB @ Club Saphir
6/22 Buffalo, NY @ The Lair
Germany's Stormwarrior has issued the following update about upcoming live appearances:
"Stormwarrior will be making appearances at two further shows this Summer. First off, the JYRKKÄ 2010 Rock Festival at Pudasjärvi in Finland. The event takes place in the weekend of July 2-3., with Stormwarrior, headlining on the Saturday. Among other acts are Burning Point, who also shared the stage with SW at last years Finnish Jallometalli Festival.
"Ballroom Hamburg, now located directly on Reeperbahn, will be throwing their annual full throttle Wacken Open Air Aftershow Party on Sunday August 8. Stormwarrior are set to play the bash. Among other confirmed acts are melodic metallers Mob Rules."
Stormwarrior's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
7/3 2010 Jyrkkä 2010 Rock Festival Pudasjärvi, Pudasjärvi, FINLAND
7/30 2010 Headbangers Open Air Schleswig, DE
8/8 2010 Ballroom Hamburg Hamburg, Hamburg
9/10 2010 Prog Power USA XI Atlanta, Georgia, US
Here is the tracklisting for the second part of the Victory Metal sampler:
All Out War "Apathetic Genocide"
Within The Ruins "Tractor Pull"
A Hero A Fake "Elk River Falls"
Bury Your Dead "Lion's Den"
Before There Was Rosalyn "The Warrior"
The Autumn Offering "Bleed Together"
Wretched "Cimmerian Shamballa"
Grave Maker "Hell Followed"
Between The Buried And Me "Obfuscation"
Ill Nino "My Prison"
Part one of the sampler can still be downloaded from the same place currently.
Germany's Mekong Delta are set to release the new album "Wanderer On The Edge Of Time," on June 10th, 2010. The band is now streaming a new preview from the album online via the official Mekong Delta MySpace page. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Intro - Concert Guitar
3. "A Certain Fool" ( Le Fou ) // Movement 1
4. Interlude 1 - Group
5. "The 5th Element" ( Le Bateleur ) // Movement 2
6. Interlude 2 - Group
7. "The Apocalypt - World In Shards" ( La Maison Dieu ) // Movement 3
8. Interlude 3 - Concert Guitar
9. "King With Broken Crown" ( Le Diable ) // Movement 4
10. Intermezzo ( Instrumental ) // Movement 5
11. Interlude 4 - Group
12. “Affection” ( L' Amoureux ) // Movement 6
13. Interlude 5 - Group
14. "Mistaken Truth" ( Le Hérétique ) // Movement 7