Metal News for May 4, 2010
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35 news articles posted on this day.
New York metal band Severed is streaming their entire new, self-titled album exclusively through Metal Underground.com from now until the release party show on May 9th. Listen to the album below.
Update: The full album stream has now expired.
The album features guest appearances from Jorge of Merauder on "Comprehension" and Ray from Full Blown Chaos on "Chosen ground." More...
As We Fight has issued the following update about performing at the 2010 edition of Belgium's Ieperfest:
"We just finished three club shows in Denmark. Thank you to everybody, who showed up! We will play very limited shows over the Summer, since we're writing new songs. In that regard, we are very happy to make IEPERFEST one of those appearances! See you on August!"
More information on the festival can be found at this location.
Pretty Maids has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new bass player after parting ways with Kenn Jackson:
"Pretty Maids has announced their new bass player, Hal Patino (King Diamond). Hal Patino has been a friend of the band since the eighties, and is familiar with the sound, style and history of the band, and was therefore a natural choice to take the spot as the new bass player.
"Hal Patino will play his first gig with Pretty Maids on Saturday the 8th of May in Aalborg (DK), and we welcome Hal onboard, and hope you all will give him a good reception on the upcoming Pandemonium tour. And, oh yeah... 10 DAYS!"
German power metal outfit Grave Digger has announced that they have entered the studio to record a brand new album. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Yes, everything's on it's way, we're right in the middle of recordings the successor to Ballad Of A Hangman and a lot has happened since the release of the that album. Nothing stays the same, but nothing has changed.
"From January to March, we took our time for the new song-writing. Because of the appearance of Axel (Ritt; guitar), we finally returned to the virtue, that we've lost that long ago. The triumvirate of metal, Jens Becker (bass), Axel Ritt and Chris Boltendahl (vocals) battened in harmony while the whole songwriting session and created 12 explosive songs, which have the spirit of Grave Digger, two-hundred percent! Since the days of Tunes Of War and The Grave Digger, the creativity around the songwriting process hadn't been that easy going. More...
Austrian black metal act Stormnatt has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new guitar player:
"After some discrepancies Stormnatt decided to separate ways from Antimessiah. A replacement to hold our upcoming rituals has already been found and we are proud to introduce Hrodgar from Asathor/Bifröst/ex-Selbstentleibung. For the moment he will handle the part of a session guitarist and will be integrated more and more to a full part of the Stormnatt Deathtemple. Join us on our upcoming death masses and await a new full length album which will be a lot more back to the roots sounding (Resurrection Ov The Kult/Funeral Apocalypse) but even darker, colder and much more intense than anything else ever created by Stormnatt. The magickal word of death shall be once again heralded over the European wastelands to proclaim that Stormnatt stands solemnly on the pinnacle of Austrian Black Metal!"
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/12 AUT, Vienna (Szene) - Wolves In The Throne Room + Stormnatt
6/25 AUT, Reichenthal (Castle Waldenfels) - Northern Lights Festival
8/20 GER, Barth - Barther Metal Open Air
9/11 AUT, Klosterneuburg (Mach_Bar) - Ground Zero Fest
Spain's black metal band OUIJA has recently reformed featuring original vocalist Midgard and guitarist Map (founder and amin writer) together with three members from SPELLCRAFT: Fulgur (drums), Aldromk (bass) and Murcilag (guitar). The band just signed a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their upcoming mini CD due to come out in fall 2010 and their long awaited 2nd full length album for 2011.
OUIJA released their debut album "Riding Into the Funeral Paths" back in 1997 on XTREEM MUSIC's former label REPULSE RECORDS. The band later recorded a 2nd album which remained unfinished and wasted due to some circumstances and also provoked by the band's split-up. Ever since, vocalist Midgard has been working with also Black metallers SPELLCRAFT and it was in late '09 when he & Map decided to resurrect OUIJA ten years later. More...
Shadows Fall has issued the following update about performing a series of shows in South America:
"We're excited to announce that we will be playing our first tour in South America in June. We can't want to see everyone down there. Here are the dates, keep your eyes peeled for one more date still to be announced. See you in the pit."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
6/26 Mexico City, Mexico @ Crico Volador
6/29 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Novedades
6/30 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Super Rock
7/1 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar 110
Finnish rockers Negative have posted a music video online for the track "End of the Line," which is the first single off their new album "Neon." The video clip can be viewed below.
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week’s story comes from Joe Henley of Taiwanese death metal band Revilement:
On March 20th, 2010, my band, Revilement, was playing Asia Metal Festival in Seoul, Korea, which was headlined by Graveworm. During the headliner's set, I saw a pit move I've never witnessed before in all my years of going to shows both as a fan and a performer. A kid, all of 15 years old and 90 pounds, pretended to pass out, which caused crowd around him to back off to give him some air and some space. Then, another, much larger man, ran up, picked him up by the ankles, and swung him around in a circle by his feet like they were a heavy metal figure skating duo. There you have it, pit maneuvers now involve elaborate choreography. I think the most appropriate name for this move is "The Helicopter." If anyone else has seen something like this please let me know, because it was definitely a first for me. Hopefully I'll see a double-rotor at some point in the future.
Revilement recently welcomed new guitarist Tony D (Blood Orange, The Freeloaders) to their line-up. You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
Caliban has posted the ninth entry in their "Caliban TV" video series, which can be viewed below. The band also checked in with the following comments about the clip:
"Hey out there! After a few troubles uploading the video on time, Myspace just always seems to find something to not make it work, it is finally done and ready for you to watch! We hope you enjoy the episode, and every one of you who has attended one of the show of our Beastfest Tour, thank you again, we had such a blast! Until the next episode of ctv……"
The Sorrow entered Principal Studios in Senden, Germany with producer Toni Meloni on May 1st, 2010. The as-yet-untitled follow up to the band's sophomore album "Origin Of The Storm" (which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 56 back in March 2009) is set for a late fall release via Drakkar Records. A video clip from the studio can be viewed below.
Swedish black metallers Arckanum have inked a deal with Regain Records. Shamaatae (all instruments) issued the following statement: “It feels really good to work with Regain Records. The new Arckanum album 'Sviga Læ' is a dedication to Surtr; Giant and Ruler of the world of flames Múspellzheimr, and Loki; the Flaming Giant and Archenemy of the worlds. 'Sviga Læ' is a manifestation of the blazing Chaos and the burning of the gods.”
The new album ”Sviga Læ” is scheduled to be out later in 2010. In the mean time you can check out sample Arckanum track's via the band's MySpace page.
Christian metallers Haste The Day are currently streaming a new son online titled "Travesty." The track, which is off the band's upcoming album "Attack Of The Wolf King," can be heard through the Haste The Day MySpace page. The new album is set to be released on June 29th, 2010. The upcoming Haste The Day tour dates are as follows:
5/16 2010 Ridglea Theater – Fiesta De Furia Ft. Worth, Texas , US
6/4 2010 Crocodile Rock // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Allentown, Pennsylvan, US
6/5 2010 Championship // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Lemoyne, Pennsylvan, US
6/6 2010 First Unitarian Church // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
6/7 2010 The Crazy Donkey // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Farmingdale, New York, US
6/8 2010 Upstairs @ The Palladium // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Worcester, Massachuse, US
6/9 2010 Webster Underground // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Hartford, Connecticu, US
6/10 2010 Underworld // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Montreal, Quebec, CA
6/11 2010 The Annex Wreck Room // Attack Of The Wolf King Toronto, Ontario, CA
6/12 2010 Lost Horizon // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Syracuse, New York, US
6/13 2010 Xtreme Wheels Skatepark // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Buffalo, New York, US
6/15 2010 Peabody’s Down Under // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Cleveland, US
6/16 2010 The Basement // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Columbus, Ohio, US
6/17 2010 Ichthus Festival 2010 Wilmore, Kentucky , US
6/18 2010 Fubar // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour St. Louis, Missouri, US
6/19 2010 The Arbor (w/ The Devil Wears Prada and Gwen Stacy) Cordova, Tennessee , US
6/20 2010 The Village // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Little Rock, Arkansas, US
6/22 2010 Warehouse Live Studio // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Houston, Texas, US
6/23 2010 White Rabbit // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour San Antonio, Texas, US
6/24 2010 House Of Rock // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Corpus Christi, Texas, US
6/25 2010 Emo’s // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Austin, Texas, US
6/26 2010 The Conservatory // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US
6/29 2010 Rhino’s // CD RELEASE PARTY // Haste The Day VS Haste The Day Bloomington, Indiana, US More...
Dutch Gothic act Revamp, which features vocalist Floor Jansen of the now defunct act After Forever, has recently signed a record deal with Century Media for the release of a new album. A sample off the release can be heard through Revamp's MySpace page. The track listing for the new album is as follows:
1. Here’s My Hell
2. Head Up High
3. Sweet Curse
5. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: All Goodbyes Are Said
7. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Disdain
8. In Sickness ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Disgraced
9. Kill Me With Silence
10. Fast Forward
11. The Trial Of Monsters
12. Under My Skin
13. I Lost Myself
Savannah, GA’s Black Tusk has debuted the second preview track off the new album "Taste The Sin." The track, titled “Red Eyes, Black Skies”, can be heard via the band’s MySpace page, along with the previously uploaded “Embrace The Madness." Black Tusk recently filmed a video for “Red Eyes, Black Skies” with director Kevin Custer in Austin, TX. The video is expected to see its premiere shortly. "Taste The Sin" was recorded at the Jam Room Recording Studio in Columbia, SC with engineers Jay Matheson and Steve Slavich. The album will be available on CD, gatefold LP, and digitally on May 25th, 2010.
Howl is currently streaming their debut full-length, "Full Of Hell," in its entirety via Stereogum.com. "Full Of Hell" will see its North American release date next Tuesday, May 11th (May 17th internationally) and will be available digitally as well on CD and gatefold LP.
Additionally, Howl has announced that they will join Pentagram for a string of dates immediately following their run with EyeHateGod. Howl will also be performing later this month as part of Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore over Memorial Day weekend. The currently announced dates are as follows:
5/29 2010 Maryland Deathfest Baltimore, Maryland , US
6/13 2010 Club Hell w/ EYEHATEGOD, NACHTMYSTIUM, SIN OF ANGELS Providence, Rhode Island, US
6/14 2010 Daniel Street w/ EYEHATEGOD, NACHTMYSTIUM Milford, Connecticut, US
6/15 2010 Rocko’s w/ EYEHATEGOD, NACHTMYSTIUM, Manchester, New Hampshire, US
6/18 2010 Reggie's Rock Club w/ PENTAGRAM Chicago, IL
6/19 2010 Backstage Concert Club w/ PENTAGRAM Akron, OH
6/22 2010 Skully's Music Diner w/ PENTAGRAM Columbus, OH
6/23 2010 3801 Chestnut Street w/ PENTAGRAM Philadelphia, PA
6/25 2010 Club Hell w/ PENTAGRAM Providence, RI
Seattle's Drawn and Quartered has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album:
"Drawn and Quartered are back at the Autopsy Room recording tracks for our next full length release. The sessions have gone splendidly so far, with the completion of drum and rhythm guitar tracks for 11 songs. We've spent more than two years developing the music and rehearsing these songs. The Ancient Ones have also channeled more inspirations in the studio as we crystallized the foundations for the forth coming recordings. Included in the new set is the song 'Conquerors of Sodom,' a demo version of this song appears on the forthcoming Compilation of the Condemned 7" on Relapse Records, over two years in the making, but this is looking Awesome! On August 15 2010, Drawn and Quartered will make its first live appearance in over two years with Deceased and Rumplestiltskin Grinder, at EL Corazon, we'll definitely be unleashing some of the new stuff!
"So, we were working on some pre-production demos of the new material, and got as far as the rhythms, and realized we should just get started recording the songs at the Autopsy Room with Jesse, like we've done since 2003. We've all continued to refine our skills, acquire new gear, rehearsed constantly with a click track, and figure it's time to do it. The demos were coming out good, but we want to do this project justice and the tracks we've recorded so far have exceeded all expectations. The sounds can be described as 'ominous,' 'menacing,' 'evil,' 'dark' and of course 'brutal.' That's all for now!"
Sweden's Manegarm has been confirmed for the Noctis IV Thrones of War metal festival. The festival takes place in Calgary from the 23rd - 25th of September, 2010. The appearance will be Manegarm's first performance in Canada. Additional information about the festival can be found at this location. Manegarm's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/8 2010 SAPNU FABRIKA Riga/Latvia, LV
5/12 2010 STEINBRUCH THEATER Darmstadt/Germany, DE
5/13 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR Mining/Austria, AT
5/14 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR Pratteln/Switzerland, CH
5/15 2010 METALFEST OPEN AIR Dessau/Germany, DE
6/19 2010 JOTUNHEIM FESTIVAL Zagreb/Croatia, CT
7/16 2010 KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Spital am Semmering/Austria, AT
8/13 2010 PARTY SAN OPEN AIR Bad Berka/Germany, DE
8/19 2010 SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR Dinkelsbühl/Germany, DE
Poland's Unsun has checked in with the following statement about a live interview that will be available online tomorrow, May 5th:
"Hello guys, we invite you to listen to an exclusive interview with Aya &Mauser for SHRadio. The show is called 'Rock & Madness' with Mandy K. and Crazy Bassman.The feature including the interview is going to be in this Wednesday's show 5th of May 20.00 - 23.00 GMT(21.00-24.00 in Poland). Here is the direct link for everyone who wants listen to the show. All the best for all of you."
German black metal act Infernal Rites will release a compilation album spanning their career from 1993 to 2010. The new album "Jaevlig Besettelse (Infernal Possessions)" will be released in June as a free download, and it will include previously unreleased demo tracks. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. You can also check out sample Infernal Rites tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Viking Skull has checked in with the following brief announcement about planning a new album release and canceling two upcoming live shows:
"We had to cancel the Newcastle & Huddersfield gigs, but we'll re arrange a new date later in the year when we release the new album and when Jess can be on drums. We're really sorry to all those who were coming to see us."
You can also check out sample Viking Skull tracks through the band's official MySpace page.
Amaranthe has posted footage online of the band's performance in Tampere, Finland on April 14th, 2010. The video clip, which was taken from Amaranthe's tour with Kamelot, can be viewed below.
Australian power metallers Black Majesty are currently streaming a new song online from their upcoming album "In Your Honour." The track "Far Beyond" can be heard via the band's MySpace page. "In Your Honour" is scheduled to be released in Europe on the 14th of May, 2010 through Limb Music and on the same date in Australia, New Zealand & Far East Asia through Just Say Rock/Limb Music. The U.S release date is set for the 13th of July 2010 out through ADA/Warner. Black Majesty's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
6/4 2010 Monstrothic, Rosies Live, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Brisbane, Queensland
6/5 2010 Hifi Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Melbourne, Victoria
6/25 2010 Rock City, Uster, Switzerland Uster, Switzerland
6/26 2010 Die Halle , Germany "IN YOUR HONOUR" Album Launch Frankfurt , Germany
6/28 2010 Exit Music Hall Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
6/29 2010 Melodka - Brno, Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
6/30 2010 Tancírna, Ostrava, Czech Republic Ostrava, Czech Republic
7/3 2010 Basinfirefest, Spalene Prorici, Czech Republic Spalene Prorici, Czech Republic
Los Angeles metal act Redemption recently canceled all of their previously scheduled European tour dates due to time constrains of vocalist Ray Alder. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about booking two new shows in California with Primal Fear: "Hello friends! We will be playing two shows in Southern California with Primal Fear -- June 6th in Santa Ana and June 8th in Hollywood. Check our page for more details. Hope to see you there!" You can also check out sample Redemption tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura recently completed a tour of Europe which saw them appear in many venues, as well as several festivals. A message from the band reads as follows:
"First leg of European tour is over! 22 shows in a row! That was a first. We have never done so many shows with no days to rest in between.
"Of course we had some minor problems on the way. Jean got his thumbs busted and had to start playing with gloves on to protect the wound. In Prague, so cold! Derrick almost got a cold and lost his voice. And the problem with so many shows in a row is that you just don't have time to recover!
"Mr. Nick Harris (drummer, Armed For Apocalypse) had to wear a sign not to be mistaken with Derrick. More...
Kingdom Of Sorrow, the band featuring Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and Crowbar leader/Down guitarist Kirk Windstein, has posted a second video online which looks at the making of the bands forthcoming second studio album, "Behind The Blackest Tears." You can check out both videos below. The album will be released on June 8th through Relapse Records. More...
Heaven & Hell, the band featuring the "Mob Rules" lineup of Black Sabbath, has announced that they have been forced to cancel all of their upcoming performances in Europe and the United Kingdom, including their headlining appearance at Bloodstock. A message from the band reads as follows:
"We have to announce that all forthcoming Heaven & Hell European shows have been cancelled as sadly Ronnie isn’t well enough to tour this summer. We hope that everyone understands and want to thank fans and industry colleagues for their continuing support at this time."
Californian nu metal pioneers Korn have revealed that their forthcoming new studio album, "Korn III: Remember Who You Are" will be released on July 13th through Roadrunner Records. The band will be promoting the release of the album by co-headlining this years edition of the Mayhem festival with Rob Zombie.
The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
1. Oildale (Leave Me Alone)
2. Pop A Pill
3. Fear Is A Place To Live
4. Move On
5. Lead The Parade
6. Let The Guilt Go
7. The Past
8. Never Around
9. Are You Ready To Live?
10. Holding All These Lies
Los Angeles, California based outfit Tool has announced some more shows for their forthcoming tour of North America. The tour will kick off this June and continue well into July.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
American heavy metal outfit Lamb Of God has revealed some more details regarding their forthcoming new compilation release, "Hourglass." The career retrospective will be released in several different formats including CD, digital, vinyl and two special editions. The releases include:
Hourglass: Vol 1 - The Underground Years: 13 of the most choice Lamb of God songs from their early years. Culled from their first album "Burn the Priest," their debut as Lamb of God, "New American Gospel," and their breakthrough album, "As The Palaces Burn."
Hourglass: Vol 2 - The Epic Years: 13 of the most choice Lamb of God songs from their career on Epic Records to this point. Both Grammy nominated songs "Redneck" and "Set To Fail" are surrounded by fan favorite anthems and other songs from "Ashes Of The Wake," "Sacrament" and 2009's #2 debut "Wrath." More...
Italian heavy metal outfit Rhapsody Of Fire has posted their new music video online for the song, "Sea Of Fate." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "The Frozen Tears Of Angels" which was released via Nuclear Blast Records on April 30th. More...
Bay Area heavy metal veterans Y&T has posted their new music video online for the song, "I'm Coming Home." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Facemelter" which is scheduled to be released on May 21st through Frontiers Records. This will be the groups first studio album in thirteen years. More...
British grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced that they will be heading to Australia this September for a headlining tour in support of their latest studio album, "Time Waits For No Slave" which is available now through Century Media Records. Joining them on the trek will be extreme metal outfit Dying Fetus.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Deftones will perform a special show directly after their global chat and live performance today, Tuesday, May 4th, at Trees in Dallas. Tickets are $25.
In other Deftones news, the band will be playing Xbox Live's "Game with Fame." Gold members can join them in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ on Tuesday, May 18, starting at 8:00 P.M. ET.
Send a friend request to gamertag "Deftones GwF" (no quotes) and be online half an hour before (7:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts.
Don't forget about the band's secret show in Lisbon on May 8th either.
Salem Rose Music Presents has teamed up with Vegas Star Bookings to bring a different kind of music festival to Las Vegas. "Doom in June" Fest, which will be held Saturday, June 5th at The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N. Rancho Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89130), is intended to be an annual event every June that will kick off the summer with some of the best names in Doom and Stoner Rock Music. The musical styles are held near and dear to those dedicated to the cause and Marco Barbieri, owner of Salem Rose Music, is a longtime fan and supporter of the underground music scene and wanted to put his own spin on things.
“With only a handful of Doom and Stoner Rock fests around the world we've decided to support these genres by throwing our own party to be held every year in June in Las Vegas. June 5th marks the inaugural 'Doom in June' Fest and we're preparing for a special day showcasing some of the finest emerging bands in the styles.”
15 out-of-town bands will be coming to Las Vegas to perform including Fireball Ministry, Black Cobra, Slough Feg, The Gates of Slumber, Radio Moscow, Sasquatch, House of Broken Promises, Ride the Sun, Supergiant, Behold! The Monolith, Green & Wood, Aranya, Salvador, Lead Burns Red and Dirt Communion. The event starts at 2pm and goes for 12 hours. Advance tickets are available now for $20 from brownpapertickets.com.
For more information, check out the fest's MySpace page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.