Metal News for May 5, 2009
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23 news articles posted on this day.
Terminal Press and Nuclear Blast Records have teamed up for one of the most brutal comics of the year with "Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress." This is the first in a series of books influenced by the lyrical, artistic and musical concepts from Nuclear Blast’s polarizing roster of bands translated into the comic medium by the creative teams at Terminal Press.
Three reluctant men are chosen to quest to the Dark Fortress in a desperate attempt to protect their land from a growing evil. Despite a legend warning that the harsh land built upon lava fields is actually the gateway to Hell, they make their way across the treacherous path, encountering horrors, madness and death along the way. The three men will either survive the journey and learn the secret behind the legend of the Dark Fortress, or meet a most gruesome demise. More...
MAROON has achieved their first ever chart entry by hitting the German album charts at #63 with their brand-new album “Order.”
Supported by overwhelmingly positive media acclaim and the band’s dedicated fanbase, this marks a truly outstanding event in MAROON’s history.
“Order,” easily the band’s most diverse and devastating opus to date, is available all across Europe as Ltd. Edition CD Digipak incl. sticker, merchandise voucher and 4 bonus tracks; LP incl. the CD as bonus as well as standard CD with alternate artwork.
You can check out songs from “Order” on the band's MySpace page and watch the brand-new MAROON video “Stay Brutal” below.
MAROON is playing the following live dates: More...
JADED HEART is very busy putting finishing touches to the recording sessions of the new studio album. This week Erik Martensson from Eclipse is completing the chorus lines as special guest on the album. The mixing sessions are scheduled for may in House of Audio Studios with Dennis Ward and Sascha Gerstner of Helloween will be the taking pictures of the band. Frontiers plans to release the record after the summer in September or October 2009.
In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's past music on their MySpace page.
The second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) is confirmed for Sept. 10-12, 2009. In addition to The Strip’s six signature music venues hosting diverse music lineups, SSMF 2009 will also include an outdoor street festival component with the closure of Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive to San Vicente Boulevard on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 2-9 p.m. This is the first time a significant portion of The Sunset Strip has been shut down for a music event, and it will allow for outdoor stages and increased attendance.
Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honored at a tribute event Thursday, September 10 that kicks off the three-day festival. The tribute event honors icons who have made an impact on the legacy of The Sunset Strip. On Ozzy’s first U.S. tour with Black Sabbath in 1970, the band performed a five-night stand (November 11-15) at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go. Ozzy Osbourne’s career has spanned four decades and his music is as relevant today as ever. The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has sold over 100 millions album worldwide—50 with Black Sabbath and as many as a solo artist—and in 2003 was honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s “Walk of Fame.”
“We are extremely excited to honor rock icon Ozzy Osbourne, and we are thrilled the City of West Hollywood once again supported the Sunset Strip Music Festival,” noted Todd Steadman, executive director of the Sunset Strip Music Festival. “This year’s street closure will allow us to expand on the success of last year’s inaugural fest and accommodate more fans and festival-goers.”
Friday and Saturday nights of SSMF will feature live music performances from a mix of established and up-and-coming artists at all six venues (Cat Club, House of Blues, Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room and Whisky A Go-Go). Saturday will feature a daytime street fest with multiple outdoor stage performances before the clubs open their doors for night performances, and the Mondrian hotel is also onboard for SSMF 2009 and will host a VIP cocktail event.
“SSMF is a great opportunity for us to celebrate The Sunset Strip's rich musical history. It also allows us to recognize the clubs and artists, new and old, who make Sunset Boulevard an international destination,” stated West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman. “Our first event created so much excitement and enthusiasm, and I know the upcoming event will be terrific.”
More details about the Sunset Strip Music Festival 2009, including artist lineup and ticket information, will be announced.
Saint Deamon will do a secret gig during Metallsvenskan on May 9, Örebro Sweden as a "kickoff" of the release of the new album "Pandeamonium" on May 22nd in Europe and June 11th in the USA.
Members from: In Flames, Sabaton, Millencolin, The Haunted, Bullet, Wolf, Witchcraft, Tiamat, Engel, Illdisposed (DK), Close-Up Magazine, Hammerfall, Sabaton will play football and Metal.
You can get more info on the event here.
Romanian black metal band, Satanochio, has posted a new track, called "Point Seven Five Ounces," on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band’s latest album, "From beyond." The album was released on December first via Diachell Musik
Virginia power metal band, Division, has issued the following update from the studio:
“Many of you know that we're recording the fourth Division CD, 'Control Issues' and have reached the part of our program where it's time to record vocals. Tonight, I had the chance to go in and work on a fairly violent and very tense piece called ‘Gemini.’” More...
Texan symphonic black metal band, Vesperian Sorrow, has issued the following update:
“We've just received confirmation on the date for the Mayhem show that was canceled due to the flu virus that has disrupted the country. June 26th shall be the new date of the invasion! Mayhem will be headlining the show of course and we'll be there for direct support! As well, we have picked up an additional show the following day, June 27th in Torreon! We'll be headlining the annual Infestival!”
Emotion Art Music has announced the signing of Athens, Greece black metal band Aherusia. The band is currently promoting their debut “And The Tides Shall Reveal The Traces” and preparing their second album, “As I Cross The Seas Of My Soul.” Aherusia is also currently booking shows.
In the meantime, you can check out some of Aherusia's music on their MySpace player.
UK thrashers, EVILE, have entered the studio to record the yet-to-be-titled follow up album to their 2007 debut, “ENTER THE GRAVE.” Produced by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) and set for release later this year, EVILE's new album promises to be a pure ass kicker according to guitarist, Ol Drake: "Today is the day we start recording our second album with Mr Russ Russell. The non-stop writing and improving upon already written material has been constant and grueling, but I absolutely can't wait to get all this down and let everyone blast it out at 11." More...
The Red Chord has posted a video of the drum recording sessions for their upcoming as-yet-untitled album which will be released through Metal Blade Records. The video can be viewed below. More...
Periphery has posted an update video from the studio on youtube. The band comments on the recording process:
“Hey guys, we be working hard here in the studio aka my apt makin good progress! We are currently working on guitars and bass for the 12 tracks that will be on the album! So here is an update to show that we are working hard (but not too hard of course/unfortunately haha)” More...
The Syracuse, NY based metal band, UNHOLY, and their label, Prosthetic Records, are pleased to announce that “New Life Behind Closed Eyes” will be streaming in its entirety on Lambgoat.com this week.
Guitarist, Jonathan Dennison, comments about the full stream of the band’s upcoming release “New Life Behind Closed Eyes,” “Just when we thought we escaped Lambgoat, the home of NO CARE EVER! Now you get to take the first peak at our new record, two years since our Lambgoat debut. We can't wait to hear the feedback from some of the most creative posters on the internet." More...
Canada's Into Eternity have issued the following statement about their upcoming shows:
"Into Eternity is in full blown rehearsal mode now. The jams have been going very smooth and they sound very tight already. We are about 10 hours in and we are working on a 22 song set list. The band plans on playing songs from 'Dead Or Dreaming', 'Buried In Oblivion', 'The Scattering Of Ashes' and our new album 'The Incurable Tragedy'. Stu (vocals) just got a new in ear monitor, so he is singing better than ever now that he can finally hear himself! Our first gigs are going to be local in Saskatoon on May 8th and our hometown Regina on May 9th. The set time should be around 85 minutes, so be ready to grab a chair! It's good to know that we have plenty of good songs to play in a headlining set. Normally we play for 30 minutes on some of our past tours, so we get to finally call some shots of our own on these gigs.
"Tomorrow Stu and I are going to tape a one hour metal show at our local rock station 104.9 The Wolf. We have done community radio here in town before, but never a big rock station. Stu and I will pick all the songs played, so we were thinking about playing bands that we dig like Sacrifice, Kataklysm, Augury, Megadeth, Dream Theater, Lost Horizon, Obcura, Pestilence, Cynic, Zero Hour and more! Hopefully people outside of Regina can check it out at www.thewolfrocks.com. It should be on 11.30PM May 8th (Regina time).
"We fly out on May 10th to Japan to play 3 shows with Destruction. I know that these will be killer shows. Japan was so good to us a year ago and we can't wait to get back! Now we also have 2 more exciting shows to announce. Trinity Records is bringing us over to play Hong Kong on May 16th and he is also getting us to play Taiwan on May 17th. It will be our first time ever in these new markets, so we are happy that Soni is inviting us to play. Hopefully we'll have a good time at these shows as well.
"Keep It Metal,
French modern metal act Klone are currently streaming online a cover of the Bjork song "Army of Me." The track can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
French metal band The Arrs has posted a trailer online for the most recent album "Héros Assassin," which can be viewed below.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. L'empire, la femme, la mort
3. Nihil est in homine
4. Héros assassin
7. Sombre univers
10. Seul contre tous
11. Le ciel des uns est l'enfer des autres
12. Ma miséricorde More...
Volbeat has been confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Grøn Koncert festival. The event will take place on July 17th at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark.
Brooklyn's Goes Cube has posted a music video online for the track "Goes Cube Song 30." The video was directed by filmmaker Jacob Hensberry in Brooklyn, NY venue Southpaw both before and during one of Goes Cube's live shows. The End Records has issued the following statement about the video:
"The video is a result of two visions-- one the band's, the other the director's-- which happened to coincide nicely. Goes Cube was adamant that the video be shot on actual film. Jacob agreed and determined the best stock would be super 16mm, high contrast black and white film. Jacob's overall concept was to create raw performance shots intercut with disorienting and dreamlike scenes. Like the song was written and recorded, the video was filmed at a fast pace and energetic pace, culminating with some of the crew joining the band on stage during their set."
The video can be viewed below. More...
Toxic Holocaust has posted a new music video online for the song "Nuke the Cross," which can be viewed below. The song comes from the band's most recent album "An Overdose of Death..." More...
Chimaira has posted a new music video online of the song "Destroy And Dominate," which comes from their latest album "The Infection." The video can be viewed below. More...
A new video taken by FPE TV has been posted online of Seventh Void's Kenny Hickey playing material from their new album "Heaven is Gone." The video can be viewed below.
Seventh Void was formed by Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative and are about to go on a U.S. tour in support of their new album. The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
UK Tech Death metallers The Boy Will Drown posted a new song on their Myspace page called "Josef Fritzel" from the upcoming debut album "Fetish." The album will be released on May 18th.
The four-piece that began in 2005 are signed to Earache Records and claim to have been influenced by Nercophagist, Decapitated, Psyopus. Other titles from the new album are "Deep Throat" and "Suis La Luna."
Read the full article at The Boy Will Drown on Myspace.
Through the years, Chi has given his unwavering support to many P.E.T.A programs. Now P.E.T.A. Is returning the favor by showing their support for Chi. Through May 29, P.E.T.A. will donate 20% of all proceeds on the purchase of the Chi Cheng designed “Happy Families Not Happy Meals” t-shirt to the One Love for Chi Foundation. Complete details can be found here.
In other Deftones new, the band has confirmed a headlining show at the Forum in London on Thursday, August 27th. Tickets are on-sale now at www.aloud.com.