Metal News for May 30, 2011
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34 news articles posted on this day.
Reverend John Hex of Nostalgic Darkness, and formerly Vintage Flesh, has released a new promo video called "Ghastly Horror Strings" for fans of horror soundtracks, and dark inspired instrumentals (not metal). He plans to release more music for free download this summer.
As previously reported, Nostalgic Darkness recently posted a new song, "Black Blizzards," online as well.
Stockholm metal/hardcore act Last View has posted a video clip online for the band's new single "Down by the Docks," which is off the band's upcoming album "Hell In Reverse." You can check out the song in the clip below.
New video footage has made its way online featuring Clutch's recent in-store performance in Greenville, SC. The performance took place on Saturday, May 28th at Earshot Music & Movies during Clutch's North American headlining tour-stop in Greenville, SC. You can check out the band playing its track "Basket Of Eggs" in the player below.
Saxon has posted "making of" footage online from the band's time recording the song "Back in 79," which will appear on the band's new album "Call to Arms." You can check out the video clip below, and the band also commented:
"Today the first episode of 'Making of Call To Arms' goes online. Biff Byford will guide you through the recording session of the choir voices used for 'Back In 79,' and introduce you to the lucky fans that were able to join the band in the studio and sing along. More Saxon 'Making of...' clips will be shown online daily - stay tuned!"
"Call to Arms" is set for release on the following dates:
June 3rd: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway
June 6th: UK, Finland, Denmark
June 8th: Greece, Poland
June 10th: France
South Africa's Enmity has posted footage online of the band performing live at the Ramfest 2011. You can check out the clip below, or find addition details on the band by heading over to the official Enmity Facebook page.
Finland's Mors Subita has posted a music video online for "The Sermon," which is the opening track for the band's debut album "Human Waste Compression" due to be released this summer. You can check out the clip below.
Footage has been posted online of Coroner performing the song "Masked Jackal" live at the Maryland Death Festival on May 29th, 2011. You can check out the clip below.
Christgrinder has announced the band's new EP "Smoke Crack, Worship Satan" will be released on June 17th, 2011. The cover artwork and track listing for the EP can be viewed below, and you can listen to all the songs from the release by heading over to the Christgrinder MySpace profile.
1. The Faceless Monarch
2. Smoke Crack, Worship Satan
4. Angelflesh Tapestry
5. The Grinding of The Christ
The band lineup has been announced for the upcoming "Severe Seven" show, which will take place in Vernon, Texas at The American Legion. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Far From Nothing
Additional information is available here, and details on the show are as follows:
Friday, June 17 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The American Legion
1900 Deaf Smith
Yob and Dark Castle have announced a U.S. tour beginning on July 1st and running through August 8th. Dark Castle will be supporting the band's recently released new album "Surrender To All Life Beyond Form" and Yob will be preparing to unleash a new album, upcoming on August 16th, which will be entitled "Atma." The currently announced dates are as follows:
7/1 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/Samothrace, Aranya
7/2 - Portland, OR @ Branx w/Wizard Rifle, Sloths
7/3 - Boise, ID @ Redroom
7/4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas w/Eagle Twin
7/5 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
7/6 - Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's Tavern
7/7 - Dubuque, IA @ Off Minor
7/8 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/Indian
7/9 - Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday w/Deadsea
7/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
7/12 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
7/13 - Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets
7/14 - Montreal, QC @ TBA
7/15 - Toronto, ON @ The Courthouse w/Sons of Otis
7/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
7/17 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/19 - Charlotte @ TBA
7/20 - Savannah @ TBA
7/21 - Jacksonville, FL @ 8B Warehouse
7/22 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
7/23 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
7/24 - Panama City FL @ C Level
7/25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/26 - Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton w/LOSS
7/27 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe w/Crowlord
7/29 - New Orleans @ One Eyed Jacks
7/30 - Houston, TX @ The Mink
7/31 - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/The Roller
8/01- San Antonio, TX @ Korova Basement
8/03 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar w/Rituals
8/04 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
8/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/Ancestors, Of the Horizon
8/06 - Berkeley, CA @ Gilman St
8/07 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA
8/08 - Arcata, CA @ The Alibi
Symphonic metal act Infinita Symphonia has signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the June 2011 release of the band's debut album "A Mind's Chronicle." According to a statement from the band's publicist, the album is "a representation of the human mind that emphasizes the role of personal decisions in our own journey of life."
The album features special guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest,Iced Earth, Malmsteen) and Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Vision Divine). It was recorded and mixed at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy, by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre) and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland, by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Edguy).
The cover artwork was also handled by Nerve Design (Nile, Threshold, Legion Of The Damned, Vision Divine, Exilia). A teaser trailer for the album can be viewed below.
Footage has been posted online of Stench performing live at Hornstull Strand in Stockholm while the band was opening for Ghost. You can check out the footage in the player below.
Long Beach's The Greenery, which signed to Prosthetic Records earlier this year, has announced "Spit & Argue" as the title of the band's debut full-length album, which will hit the streets on July 19th, 201. Prosthetic Records also commented on the new album:
"The band recorded their blend of snotty metallic hardcore punk at BuzzBomb Studio in Orange, CA now with Paul Miner (Terror, H2O, Death By Stereo). More information regarding pre-order will be available in the coming days.
"No strangers to the road since forming in 2007, The Greenery has several US tours, as well as appearances at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and Jamboree Fest, under their belts and will hit the road next week for dates with the likes of Cruel Hand, Nails, Former Thieves, and the Carrier, en route to a full US tour with Kids Like Us and the Mongoloids. Look for these animals on the road forever."
Titans Eve has posted a video blog online capturing the band's last few days on the road in Canada on the "Divine Equal" tour. You can check out the video clip in the player below.
The band also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Iwresltedabearonce has posted the cover artwork online for the band's new album "Ruining it For Everybody," which can be viewed below. The band also recently posted a song from the album online titled "Karate Nipples."
The track listing for "Ruining it For Everybody" is as follows:
1. Next Visible Delicious
2. You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs’ Real Voices
3. Deodorant Can’t Fix Ugly
4. This Head Music Makes My Eyes Rain
5. It Is “Bro” Isn’t It?
6. Gold Jacket, Green Jacket
7. Break It Down Camacho
8. Stay to the Right
9. I’m Gonna Shoot
10. Karate Nipples
11. Button It Up
After previously posting online the songs "Wonderful Memories" and "Living As To Live Is To Suffer," Italy's Trails of Sorrow has now posted another song online titled "A Grave of Loneliness." You can check out the track in the player below.
Death metal act Bukowski Family has posted a video clip online for the song "Dead," which can be viewed in the player below.
The band also issued the following statement:
"Bukowski Family is a bunch of sick, probably if not 99% certainly inbred, fucks that could care less about human life as anything else than an endless feast of flayed skin, dripping blood and medium rare meat.
"A group this savage should not be allowed to make, let alone record, music and, heaven forbid, allowed to haul their disgusting, misshapen, hairy asses and pus-ridden ugly mugs anywhere near civilization to detune some poor victimized metal band's treasured instruments and violate the hungrily waiting audience with bodyparts, filth, heavy fucking death metal and loose ears in case the poor fucks happened to misplace one of their own. Stay the fuck away from the Bukowski Family or join them for the rest of your miserable days."
Dry Eye Cascade has posted a song online titled "Close Your Eyes," which is off the band's new EP "No Return." You can check out the track in the player below, or find additional info on the band by heading over to the Dry Eye Cascade Facebook page.
Germany's Wolfchant has checked in with the following brief announcement about parting ways with bassist Bahznar:
"For internal reasons we decided to part with Bahznar. We thank him for the last years and wish him all the best for his future. Sarolv of Nothgard will take over the bass guitar temporarily."
Wolfchant will also be taking part in the upcoming Rock in Concert open air festival, with full details available here. You can also check out Wolfchant's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Brutal Truth has posted the cover artwork online for the band's new album "End Time," which can be viewed below. The band also recently posted the title track online for streaming.
The new album is set for a September 27th, 2011 release through Relapse Records, and the track listing is as follows:
2. Simple Math
3. End Time
4. Fuck Cancer
5. Celebratory Gunfire
6. Small Talk
7. .58 Caliber
8. Swift And Violent (Swift Version)
9. Crawling Man Blues
11. Warm Embrace Of Poverty
12. Old World Order
14. Killing Planet Earth
16. All Work And No Play
18. Sweet Dreams
19. Echo Friendly Discharge
20. Twenty Bag
22. Drink Up
23. Control Room
August Burns Red has issued the following statement about canceling the band's previously announced tour dates in Turkey and Tel Aviv:
"We are very sorry to announce that August Burns Red will be canceling our upcoming shows in Turkey and Tel Aviv due to commitments regarding out upcoming June 21st album release in the U.S.
"Our apologies go out to all the awesome fans who were planning on coming to these shows and the many that already bought tickets, and to the promoters who worked so hard to make them happen.
"We haven't canceled a show since 2005 so this has been a real hard thing for us to accept. We were really looking forward to these shows and plan on making it up to you as soon as possible"
The band also recently posted a new song online titled "Empire," which is off the upcoming album "Leveler." The new album is scheduled to drop on June 21st, 2011 through Solid State Records.
Finland's Ghoul Patrol has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:
"Ghoul Patrol is stepping into the studio tomorrow, to record their first full-length album.
"We are all very excited and can't wait to start working on it. Stay tuned for some studio footage from these sessions.
"The album will probably come out during the fall, but more on that later."
Eternal Gray, which recently signed to Season of Mist, has now posted the song "Scar of Scorn" online. The unmastered track can be heard in the player below. "Scar of Scorn" is off the band's unreleased "Numb" EP, which was recording in 2005.
On June 2nd, 2011, Chilean death metallers Thornafire have the distinct honor of warming up the stage for the almighty Slayer when the titans bring the World Painted Blood Tour to South America. Guitarist Victor Mac-Namara commented on the occasion:
"We are very happy as musicians and fans to be part in the scenario of a Slayer concert, and opening for them in our city.The truth is that I don't have many words to talk about it, I can only say that we will unleash our fury and vibe on stage with our sharp axes and drums to evoke the somber cry of death. In short, we hope to leave the stage like shit, but leave at least the electrical system working for Slayer to finally crush this masochistic audience with their classic tyranny."
The announcement of the Slayer gig comes as the band is currently working on the follow-up to 2009's "Vorex Deconstrucción."
In a previously released statement regarding the forthcoming album, Mac-Namara commented, "Currently we are writing music a little different than what we have done in the past. It's a variation, but still true to our underground Death Metal underground roots. I'm drawing concepts for the album artwork. We hope to have this released by 2012."
Cirrha Niva has posted a recap of the band's recent European tour dates. An excerpt from the road report reads as follows:
"After lots of emails, phone calls and text messages Cirrha Niva's part in Crimson Glory's European Tour was a fact! And now, when it's finished there is so much to share with you all that I could spent a whole week writing a tour report and after putting it live I would still feel the urge to add more details, anecdotes and pics. Yeah, I know myself. So here's what I did. I changed it into a Photo Report and just add tiny footnotes. Probably more fun for you to look at, and more relaxing for me. So, hope you like it. CG is obviously Crimson Glory and with TS I mean the friendly people of the Norwegian band Triosphere.
"Day 01 - Dynamo, Einhoven - Who is WhoJan just before his first gig in Cirrha Niva. Legrand & Rob in the door opening of the nightliner. This day was like going to school for the first time or the first day working for a new boss. Meeting CG and TS for the first time, seeing 13 new faces including our tourmanager, our busdriver and the soundguy and lets not forget Jon Drenning's wife. Also the people from the famous venue had names and faces, hell.
"Everything was a bit strange, who does what when and how and how helps him? But before you could worry about these things everything started to roll, everyone did their piece and in the end: everybody happy! And for the first time I saw CG on stage. Damn, they are good! More...
After previously posting the song "Polaris" online, The Psyke project has also now posted the track "Forget the Forgotten," which can be heard below in the rehearsal video clip. The band commented on the song:
"This is quite heavy. When we wrote 'Dead Storm' we wanted parts on the album that would
make houses collapse and threes split in half. The long riff outro is awesome to play live and
usually kids dig it. Besides this 'Forget The Forgotten' is the only song on the album with a 'bass solo.' Can you find it?"
Souldrainer, which finished recording an album earlier this year, has issued the following announcement about signing to ViciSolum Productions for the album's release:
"We are very proud to announce that we signed a record deal with ViciSolum Productions and they will release our second full length album this fall 2011. We will now share label with Swedish heroes like SYN:DROM, DIABOLICAL and many more.
"We are very excited to work with ViciSolum Productions which is a Swedish label. We've had contact with them for a couple of months now and we finally got to sign the deal. We met up with Thomas from ViciSolum Productions last night at the venue we were playing and signed the contract right before we entered the stage. Thomas is a great guy with sound values and has a great vision and we believe that together we can make a great job making sure all our fans will get the opportunity to enjoy our music. We have great expectations about our upcoming album and we can't wait for you to hear it!"
Details on the new album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available.
Miseration has issued the following announcement about working on a new album, recruiting Jani Stefanovic, and parting ways with bassist Johan Ylenstrand:
"Hi all! Sorry for being somewhat absent guys, news-wise and so on. Lately we've gone through some upheavals of rather large proportions, which is why we've deliberately chosen to let silence speak. However, as from today, you can consider this silence a thing of the past!
"So...what's new then...well...for starters, we're no longer a quintet. The last couple of months have been eventful to say the least, documenting several line-up changes, among other things. We'd like to start explaining, by saying welcome back to our good friend Jani Stefanovic. Confused? Well, here follows a statement from Jani himself:
Hello everyone! A short input from my part. As you all have noticed I am back in business again and this feels extremely good. I am so happy that the rest of the guys gave me the benefit of a doubt to come back although I decided to leave awhile ago.
To briefly explain why I left: I was simply in a place in life where I needed to focus on other things, which did not include Miseration. And rather to hold back the band I decided to leave, so that they could carry on without me holding them back from any future plans they had. I was unemployed at that time and had been that for quite some time, which just ate me up. Coming out from a really bad life situation, in every aspect, I needed to recharge my batteries. My life is just great now, being married to a wonderful girl and having a great steady day-time job. In fact, I can't remember the last time I felt this happy.More...
Nothnegal, which signed to Season of Mist back in 2010, has issued the following update about album delays and lineup changes:
"We regret to inform that the release our debut album which was originally intended to come out this Spring have been delayed. This was mostly due to some unforeseen problems and changes in the band's lineup.
"Fufu, who have been doing the backing vocals and guitarist have taken over the vocals and Avo is no longer part of Nothnegal as he decided to leave the band after our European tour with Finntroll.
"We have finished recording 8 songs our upcoming album and the album's sound does shift away from the sound we had on our previous release by having a more heavier thrashier sound. Most of the instrument tracks were laid down at our home studio, the vocals were recorded at OneManArmy Studios in Finland. The songs are currently being mixed in Canada by Greg Reely (Machine Head, Fear Factory, Devin Townsend) who would also be doing the mastering.
"The album would be released worldwide through Season of Mist later this year making it our first release through SoM and also our debut album. More details on the album, the release schedule and our touring plans to follow soon."
The current lineup of Nothnegal is as follows:
Vocals & Guitars - Fufu
Guitars - Hilarl
Keyboards/Samples - Marco Sneck
Drums - Kevin Talley
After recently announcing the "Out of the Dark" tour with Amberian Dawn, Norwegian act Tristania has now issued the following update about upcoming Asian shows:
"For the first time in the band's history, Tristania is going touring in Asia. The historic events will happen in the end of July 2011, starting off in Beijing on July 22nd and including all in all five shows in China and Taiwan. The band is extremely thankful for being given the chance to tour in Asia for the very first time. It is going to be something to remember for the rest of our lives, and we cannot wait to meet up with our Asian fans.
"2011 is promising to be a very active year for the band, with shows in Tel Aviv and Istanbul during the first few months, Mexico and Wave Gotik Treffen in June, Asia in July, and the Out of the Darkness European Tour in September/October. We have put in an extreme amount of hard work the last few years, and we're now seeing the effects. The atmosphere in the Tristania camp anno 2011 is very, very good."
Currently announced dates are as follows:
07/22 show in Beijing
07/23 show in Shang Hai
07/24 show in Guang Zhou
07/27 show in Hong Kong
07/29 show in Taipei
Arch Enemy, which recently announced an upcoming European tour in support of the new album "Khaos Legions," has now posted a new video clip online documenting the band's time on the road. You can check out the clip below, and the band commented on the video:
"In this episode we meet a few of the touring party. Be amazed as Eddie sets up Chris Amott's guitar. Thrill to vision of the trailer being loaded at Dirk's house. Never a dull moment."
A teaser trailer for "Khaos Legions" is also available at this location, with the new album set to officially drop on June 7th, 2011 through Century Media Records.
John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater recently sat down with Music Radar and gave a long and in-depth interview in which they cover lots of topics, including the new album, Mike Portnoy's departure, Mike Mangini's arrival and a host of other things.
One of the most interesting bits, excerpted below, is when Petrucci and Rudess talk about how Portnoy asked to rejoin the band, and why Dream Theater turned down his request.
This is particularly interesting when read adjacent to Portnoy's comment's on the matter, and taken together seems to be a classic case of trying to win the breakup. You can read the entire interview with Petrucci and Rudess at MusicRadar.com.
Music Radar: Well, apparently, it wasn't. He went off with Avenged, but in December, when it became clear that he wasn't staying in that band, he came to you guys and asked if he could rejoin.
Rudess: "Yeah, that was a very challenging time. It was several months later, and what basically happened was… [pauses] You know, just to give you an idea of how deep this was to lose him, how difficult it was… after we got off the phone with him, when he told us what was going to happen, that he was leaving… I literally sat on the steps of my studio and cried. This is a guy who's a friend of mine, who we all love and admire. We didn't want to see it come crashing down. The whole thing brought me to tears. More...
American deathcore act Suicide Silence has posted its new single online for streaming. The track, titled "You Only Live Once," is available in the player below. The song is taken off of the band's forthcoming new full length "The Black Crown," which will see its release on July 12, 2011 through Century Media Records.
A new video interview has made its way online that features Dark Tranquillity vocalist Mikael Stanne. You can view the interview in the player below.