Metal News for May 31, 2009
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10 news articles posted on this day.
Metallica's Lars and Robert attended Spike TV's "Guys Choice Awards." The band posted the following short update about it on their site:
"Spike TV, the network for all things guys seem to dig, hosted their 'Guys Choice Awards' in Los Angeles tonight and Lars and Robert were there to collect the 'Ballsiest Band' Award...there's a first! The members of the band Anvil were on hand to pass out the award and you can catch all the festivities when the show airs on June 21 at 10:00 PM EST."
Iranian metal band Ahoora has issued the following studio update:
"It’s more than two months now that we’ve started recording our 3rd album and we can’t wait for you to the hear the songs so far! Make sure to check back soon for few surprises off our new album which hopefully will be out late this summer."
In other news, Ahoora just recently did an interview with Jorzine, which you can read here.
Slovak grinders OBLITERATE have returned to the scene after some time, when there was nothing new to be heard of. They recently had their latest album, "Something Wrong," releaseed on Austrian label Noisehead Records on May 6, 2009.
This third album marked the band's return after various line-up changes and death of the guitarist Boris in 2006. The band now has stable line-up, which finished the recording of their actual material. The works on "Something Wrong" took from May to September 2008 in Morpheus multimedia and Fork In The Eye studios, under the production of guitarist Ivin. Shortly after completing the recording, Obliterate was signed to Noisehead Records in early 2009.
The band themselves characterize their music as "alternative grind core." The new album contains 13 songs in grinding, but not orthodox style, which will please mainly the fans of extreme styles as well as those who like hardcore insanity and more progressive riffs.
Here's the tracklisting for "Something Wrong":
1. Revolution of Misinformation
3. Economic Megamessiah
4. Know and Suspicious
5. What it Leads Us To
6. Generation Deja-vu
8. Run it For Real
9. Human Parasite
10. Seven Day to Arrival
11. Something Wrong
12. Moving Targets
13. Tiesaurus More...
N.Y.C. featuring Tommy Bolan formerly of Warlock, Hemlock, Stands With Fists, Flam Chen, Angelic To Ashes, Cities Like These, Double Speak, and great new band Sinister Mustard kicked off the Kory Laos Memorial Freestyle BMX Bicycle Park Charity summer event series with an amazing Mother's Day concert to remember.
The 150 who attended the show for the low price of $ 15 were treated to inspired performances by the acts who played this night. More...
Swedish black metal band Vandöd will enter the studios in June to begin recording the follow up to their 2007 album “As." Expected to be ready for release in the autumn, the album, to be called “DÖ”, will be the second full-length from the band. “Our last album was a very raw and unpolished effort, and almost all of it was recorded in one takes, since we all set off with the idea that a debut album should be very 'true' and necro," commented drummer Daniel Wikforss. “But we’ve got that stage out of the way now, and 'DÖ,' is going to surprise quite a few people. We’re not prepared to go into too much detail yet, but let me reassure fans that we have no intention of becoming a technical band, that’s just not what Vandöd aspires to, but there will definitely be some changes to the production values."
U.K. metallers Solsikk, featuring ex-Biomechanical member Chris Webb on guitar, have been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2009, which will take place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England between August 14th - 16th. The band issued the following announcement about the festival appearance:
"Hey Guys and Gals,
"Needless to say we are over the moon and excited about our news of confirmation for the Unsigned stage @ Bloodstock Open Air Festival 15th August 09!!!
"We hope to see as many of you there as possible, to support us smash the stage in our first ever festival performance :).
"We will keep you posted with more info of our musical journey as and when, :) and as always many thanks for your support it's greatly appreciated :D
Other bands confirmed for the festival include: More...
Katatonia has issued the following announcement about preparing to record their upcoming 8th studio album:
"We've been very busy lately writing and completing the material for our 8th studio album and we're proud to announce that Katatonia will enter the studio this summer, starting in a studio in the south of Sweden with drums courtesy of Daniel on June the 10th. We'll then continue on the remainder of the sessions in a studio here in Stockholm further through july and wrap it up in august.
"We'll keep the info short for now as we'll launch a studio diary to give you all the in-depth information and details on the album making incl album/song-titles, audio teasers, album artwork and also our tour plans along the recording process. We can already confirm that initially 13 tracks will be recorded and a selection of 11-12 songs will make it onto the album. We got a few big surprises to reveal and we're confident this material is our most varied, diverse and possibly strongest shit all together on one and the same album. The release date is set for late October on Peaceville."
U.K. thrashers Onslaught have issued the following statement about a recent show in Athens:
"Just got back from another fantastic journey visiting our crazy Greek friends.. And we were not disappointed :) Great weather, food, beer and most importantly great old school show...
"It was one of the hottest gigs we have ever played, no air con at the venue meant it was gonna be a real sweat fest... we weren't wrong.. Not a bad thing, because it meant we would sweat out the enormous amounts of alcohol that our promoter Xigas had plied us with until 5am the previous night.. haha
"From the very first song Killing Peace right thru til the last Thermonuclear Devastation the stage diving was relentless and some real cool pits going off... fucking awesome, bodies everywhere and luckily no serious injuries... You guys 'AND' ladies really know how to Thrash it up... We had a fucking blast...!!!! We have been promised a return to Athens in 2010 after the release of the new album which we once again, we cannot wait for.... :)
"Take care all / see you someday soon, Nige + Onslaught
"ps, We would like to give special thanks to Nick & Orfeas from Greek Thrashers Suicidal Angels for their invaluable help Tech-ing for us at the show.. we owe you one guys.."
U.K. folk metallers Skyclad have issued the following announcement about streaming new songs from their latest album on their MySpace page:
"To celebrate the release of the new Skyclad album 'In The...All Together', we have posted some (edited) MP3s of all the tracks from the album. So, hopefully, everyone can get to know the songs and join in at gigs and festivals over the coming months.
"Cheers & Beers Skyclad!"
A Band of Orcs has announced an all ages show on June 13th at Santa Cruz Vet's Center in Santa Cruz, California. Supporting acts will include Ex Mortus, Savage Machine, Blasphemous Creation, and Fiends at Feast. A video commercial for the show can be viewed below. More...