Metal News for May 31, 2010
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Porcupine Tree has announced the cancellation of thier appearance from the Ruisrock Festival in Turku, Finland. Porcupine Tree is currently making efforts to reschedule all Finnish dates. All other European dates are not affected.
The band stated the reason being for this decision was "due to circumstances beyond its control."
The Ruisrock Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and other guests scheduled to appear (Slash, Ozzy Osbourne) are still confirmed to attend.
Fallen Martyr has posted a short teaser video for their upcoming debut full-length album, which is due out in early 2011. No further details are available at this time. Check out the video below:
Belgian black metallers Gorath have announced the following upcoming European tour dates:
7/1 2010 Pitch Black Niederkrüchten, NRW, GERMANY
7/17 2010 Devilstone Anykšciai, Utena, LITHUANIA
8/28 2010 Vlamrock As, Limburg, BELGIUM
12/3 2010 Helvete Oberhausen, NRW, GERMANY
12/4 2010 From Hell Erfurt, Thuringia, GERMANY
12/5 2010 TBA NETHERLANDS
You can also check out sample Gorath tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Vampires Everywhere! has posted a new studio video report online, which can be viewed below. Vocalist Michael Vampire also issued the following statement about the clip:
"Hello Friends & Coven Killas, This is Michael Vampire with an update! I have Now posted Studio Update #2 Guitars Featuring Aaron & Zak in the studio w. Fred the Killer! Enjoy this evil update and make sure to comment."
Boston metallers Razormaze will be embarking on their first full US tour this summer with Trasher of Philadelphia. The dates for the tour are as follows:
July 09th - Philadelphia, PA
July 10th - Richmond, VA
July 11th - Atlanta, GA
July 12th - Tampa, FL
July 14th - Houston, TX
July 15th - San Antonio, TX
July 16th - Las Cruces, NM
July 17th - Phoenix, AZ
July 18th - Las Vegas, NV
July 19th - San Diego, CA
July 20th - Los Angeles, CA
July 21st - San Francisco, CA
July 22nd - Redding, CA
July 23rd - Portland, OR
July 24th - Boise, ID
July 26th - Denver, CO
July 27th - Kansas City, KS
July 28th - Chicago, IL
July 29th - Columbus, OH
July 30th - New Brunswick, NJ More...
Kentucky metalcore/hardcore band Society’s Plague has unveiled the artwork and track listing for their upcoming album “The Human The Canvas,” which is set to be released on June 29th.
The tracklisting for "The Human The Canvas" is as follows:
02. Transcend The Throne
03. Refuge In Silence
04. The Human The Canvas
05. Buried In Flames
06. In Reverence
08. A Better View On A Bitter World
09. The Few The Fallen
10. Lies of the Broken
11. The Masquerade
12. Mourning Sun
Serbian brutal death metal band Synesis Absorption has posted a new track, "Disgrace Of Redemption," on their MySpace page. The track was recorded at Aexxys-Art Studio in Schwandorf, Germany during April 2010 and engineered, mixed and mastered by Stephan Fimmers.
SYNESIS ABSORPTION's lineup on the recording is as follows:
Branislav Panic - Vocals
Milos Batocanin - Guitars
Steve DiGiorgio - Bass
Michael Smith - Drums
German metal band Midnattsol may experience the band in the studio through their exclusive studio diary at this location. The band will post the latest news, updates, and exclusive details on a regular basis. In addition, Midnattsol produced a short video teaser, which can be seen below:
New Jersey grind band Gridlink is currently at Technical Ecstasy Studios in New Jersey to record their second full-length album for Hydra Head Records. The new album album is entitled "Orphan" and the band has 12 songs planned for the release.
Gridlink's current lineup is as follows:
Jon Chang - Vocals
Takafumi Matsubara - Guitar 1
Steve Procopio - Guitar 2
Bryan Fajardo - Drums
Ted Patterson - Bass
Amorphis has announced fellow Finns Ghost Brigade and Israel's Orphaned Land as support acts for the second leg of the Forging Europe Tour in November. Ghost Brigade will not play at the first two shows in Denmark but join the tour on November 7 in Hamburg, Germany.
Here are the upcoming Amorphis tours:
Jun. 12 Tampere, FI - Sauna Open Air
Jun. 20 Vantaa, FI - Myötätuulirock
Jul. 03 Löbnitz, DE - With Full Force
Jul. 04 Istanbul, TR - Unirock Open Air
Jul. 09 Turku, FI - Ruisrock
Jul. 10 Iisalmi, FI - Oluset
Jul. 14 Arvika, SE - Arvika
Jul. 18 Joensuu, FI - Ilosaarirock
Jul. 30 Oulu, FI - Qstock
Aug. 06 Wacken, DE - W:O:A
Aug. 07 Calvão, PT - Vagos Open Air
Aug. 14 Catton Hall/Derbyshire, GB - Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 21 Jyväskylä, FI - Jyväskylä Rock Festival
Oct. 01 St. Petersburg, Russia - Glav Club
Oct. 02 Moscow, Russia - 1 Rock
Nov. 05 Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
Nov. 06 Aalborg, DK - Metal Festival
Nov. 07 Hamburg, DE - Markthalle
Nov. 09 Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Nov. 10 Manchester, UK - Academy 3
Nov. 11 London, GB - O2 Academy Islington
Nov. 12 Utrecht, NL - Tivoli De Helling
Nov. 13 Vosselaar, BE - Biebob
Nov. 14 Aschaffenburg, DE - Colos-Saal
Nov. 16 Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
Nov. 17 Warsaw, PL - Proxima
Nov. 18 Vienna, AT - Szene
Nov. 19 Plzen, CZ - Kd Serikovka
Nov. 20 Ljubljana, SI - Cvetlicrna
Nov. 21 Budapest, HU - Diesel
Nov. 23 Munich, DE - Backstage
Nov. 24 Ludwigsburg, DE - Rockfabrik
Nov. 25 Erstfeld, CH - Transilvania
Nov. 26 Bologna, IT - Estragon
Nov. 27 Lindau, DE - Club Vaudeville
Nov. 28 Bochum, DE - Zeche
One Man Army and the Undead Quartet vocalist, Johan Lindstrand, has checked in with the following studio update:
"Johan here checking in from Studio Kisslebög. I´ve just put the vocals on 6 tracks on our pre-recording. Will probably do another 4-5 in a week or so and I´ve gotta tell ya, we have pretty awesome material to choose from when we´ll do the final studio recording in october.
"Other than that I can tell you that we also have a new home on Facebook. Visit Onemanarmyofficial to get the latest updates."
German power metallers Orden Ogan have posted their fifth studio report. This report covers the making of the music video for "We Are Pirates" off of their newest album "Easton Hope," which was released in January of 2010.
The song "We Are Pirates" is an homage to the band Running Wild and Guybrush Threepwood, a fictional character that rose to fame in the "Monkey Island" video game series. Majk Moti of Running Wild guests in the video as contributes guitar solos to the song as well.
The official report video is below, and an outtakes video is after the jump. You can find more Orden Ogan videos on their Youtube Channel.
German heavy metal legends Accept has announced that they will be releasing their brand new studio album, "Blood Of The Nations" on August 20th in Europe and on September 14th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. This will be the band's first studio album since 1996's "Predator" and the first to feature new vocalist Mark Tornillo, formerly of TT Quick.
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we spotlight a few quality unsigned bands in an attempt to spread the word and expose acts that make the underground great. This week we’re returning again to the realm of solo extreme metal to uncover three more one-man bands.
Unlike our last foray into the world of solo musicians, these three groups aren’t restricted entirely to the black metal style. Instead we’ll be covering a wide range of musical projects that showcase how creativity and professional musicianship can flourish in the unlimited freedom of a solo band. More...
Heavy metal veterans Manowar have announced that they will be compiling a tribute album in honour of recently deceased heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio, who passed away on May 16th as a result of stomach cancer.
Bassist Joey DeMaio said: "Heavy metal has lost a great artist and a true gentleman. I had the privilege of being his friend and I, along with other friends and admirers, wish to honor him."
David Ellefson of Megadeth has checked in with a video update from the start of the band's European tour at the Rock In Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal. The footage can be viewed below.
Belgian metal act Psalm has checked in with the following update about seeking a new guitar player prior to recording an upcoming album:
"Psalm is looking for a new guitarist to complete their line-up. Regarding the musical style, it is best to listen to our tracks available on our Myspace page. Though we’re open to any proposition, we’re mostly looking for someone with the following characteristics: musically open-minded; good musician, rhythmically tight, the ability to play leads is a huge bonus; the will to participate to the writing of new tracks; own (and good) guitar equipment; free to rehearse once or twice a week in Brussels.
"We’re currently writing our second full length records, so this is an ideal time to join us. More than a hyper brilliant player, we’re looking for a motivated musician who keeps his feet on the ground. Thanks for your attention. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org."
Swedish power metal band Sabaton has posted a new video online which looks at the making of their forthcoming new music video, "Uprising." You can check it out below. The video was recorded in mid-May in Poland and the song lyrically discusses the Warsaw uprising of 1944. The song appears on the band's new studio album, "Coat Of Arms" which is out now through Nuclear Blast Records.
In a recent interview with CityBeat's Amy Harris, Helmet frontman Page Hamilton revealed that the band's new studio album, "Seeing Eye Dog" has been delayed until August. An excerpt from the chat reads as follows:
Q: The new album, Seeing Eye Dog, is set for release June 22nd. Can you tell me about the inspiration behind the name?
A: "The album release has actually been pushed back to August 24th as we try to finish artwork and finalize the tracks. I usually shy away from political statements, but there is some social commentary on the album. A seeing eye dog is one that leads the blind around. I also read a poem by Ezra Pound, one of my favorite poets, called “The Seeing Eye” and the image just stuck in my head."
Read the full article at CityBeats.
Israeli heavy metal group Orphaned Land has posted a message online, discussing their recent supporting slot for Metallica in Israel. Their message reads as follows:
“It was 17 years ago, in 1993 when I saw Metallica for the first time. There were barely any metal concerts of foreign bands in Israel that time. I still remember that day, I was 17 years old only, the moment where they played 'Fade To Black' is for sure the highlight moment of my youth. Time went by and here we are, finding ourselves sharing the stage with the fathers of metal. Orphaned Land exist for 18 years now, we accomplished some success ourselves and toured the world. Still, I cannot remember when I was exited like that, the fact that we even had a small chat with the Metallica members is a moment to remember, I know that they are just humans, but they are our childhood heroes! This was such a night to remember and a great closure to this youth moment I had with Metallica.
"Unfortunately, we saw only six songs from the amazing Metallica concert and then we had to run to the airport to catch a flight to play at the equally fantastic Rock Hard festival in Germany. We arrived on Sunday at an amazing venue, a sunny day and a rare atmosphere, some kind of a big metallic family gathering. The fans were great, we also met many friends who came, everyone was red like a tomato (from the sun) and the show was one hell of a party.
"Thank you Metallica!!! Thank you Rock Hard fest!!"
American power metal outfit Jag Panzer has announced that they have signed a new record deal with SPV/Sony Records. The label will be releasing the bands new studio album, "Scourge Of The Light" in early 2011, with the band scheduled to record the album in August. Stay tuned for further details.
Greek thrash act Suicidal Angels has issued the following statement regarding a recent show with Bolt Thrower and announcement about working on a new album:
"At last, the 30th of May came (and went so fast...) We were anticipating that gig with Bolt Thrower for so long and for so many reasons. Our long absence from the Athenian stages being one of them. We want to send out a great hail, to our brothers in arms, Inveracity, who opened for the concert. We have been influenced greatly by that much respected band, more work-wise, less musically. They deserve all the best and we hope to see them rise as much as they deserve some day.
"As for Bolt Thrower, no words can describe the individuals that form this machine, nor the machine itself. Old friends of ours, open-hearted and simple, while other 'big bands' play divas, Bolt Thrower just have a good time playing the music they (and we) love. Many many thanks, for letting us use their own backline! That's very important and helpful for the support bands of a concert. Again, thank you very much!
"We'd also like to thank Harry Katinakis for inviting us, our sound engineer and crew and all our old and new friends, the crazy ones who drove from every corner of Greece just to be in that concert. We'll see you soon again, we know it and you know it. On further news regarding the band, we will be leaving tomorrow for Germany. On June 2nd, we start recording the successor of 'Sancitfy the Darkness.' We will be working once again with R.D. Lia in Music Factory & Prophecy studios and we can already assure you, that it's gonna be a thrash mayhem, nothing more or less. More...
Sylosis has posted a video blog online to give an update on the band's activity and introduce their new vocalist. The video clip can be viewed below.
Vocalist Lloyd from death metal act Monumental Torment recently conducted a live radio interview. The audio from the interview can be heard through the clip below. You can also check out sample Monumental Torment tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Warbringer has issued an update on their Asian tour as well as some videos and a full diary. Here's the update from the band:
"Some of the best and most excited crowds we have played for. For anyone of you reading, it was our pleasure! After the first 3 gigs in Japan with MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST we had no idea what to expect. We couldn't believe how many fans old and young came out to headbang and thrash when we were on our own thousands of miles away from home!
"This was easily the most exhausting tour we have ever done. All the travel and hot humid weather took its toll on us.
"After we finish the next album, coming back to these countries is something we definitely look forward to, although I understand it's rare enough for an American Thrash band to play overseas in the first place.
"This has also been the best documented Warbringer tour. Considering we played in Thailand in the middle of a huge riot with military involvement and civilian casaulities, it has also been one of the most interseting tours we have ever done. For starters I personally edited together 3 Interviews from different legs of the tour with various video clips and
photos for youtube."
Warbringer Tour Report Part 1 - JAPAN
D'espairsRay, one of the biggest Visual-Kei bands of all time get, just released their greatest hits album “Immortal” in Europe via Gan-Shin. While not exactly metal, the album features a number of heavier songs comparanble to hard rock and melodic metal but in the Visual-Kei style. “Immortal” features a live-DVD with previously unseen footage from their concert in Yokohama, Japan. This release will be a preview to D’espairsRay’s upcoming tour, which will start in September 2010.