Metal News for May 5, 2010
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Finnish metallers Amorphis have added on two extra Russian tour dates on October 1st and 2nd. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
6/12 2010 Sauna Open Air Tampere, FI
6/20 2010 Myötätuulirock Vantaa, FI
7/3 2010 With Full Force Löbnitz, DE
7/4 2010 Unirock Open Air Istanbul, TR
7/9 2010 Ruisrock TURKU, FI
7/10 2010 Oluset Iisalmi, FI
7/14 2010 Arvika Arvika, SE
7/18 2010 Ilosaarirock Joensuu, FI
7/30 2010 Qstock Oulu, FI
8/6 2010 W:O:A Wacken, DE
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Calvão, PT
8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall/Derbyshire, GB
8/21 2010 Jyväskylä Rock Festival Jyväskylä, FI
10/1 2010 Glav Club St. Petersburg, Russia, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
10/2 2010 1 Rock Moscow, Russia, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
11/5 2010 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DK
11/6 2010 Metal Festival Aalborg, DK
11/7 2010 Markthalle Hamburg, DE
11/9 2010 Cathouse Glasgow, UK
11/10 2010 Academy 3 Manchester, UK
11/11 2010 O2 Academy Islington London, GB
11/12 2010 Tivoli De Helling Utrecht, NL
11/13 2010 Biebob Vosselaar, BE
11/14 2010 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, DE
11/16 2010 Hellraiser Leipzig, DE
11/17 2010 Proxima Warsaw, PL
11/18 2010 Szene Vienna, AT
11/19 2010 Kd Serikovka Plzen, CZ
11/20 2010 Cvetlicrna Ljubljana, SI
11/21 2010 Diesel Budapest, HU
11/23 2010 Backstage Munich, DE
11/24 2010 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, DE
11/25 2010 Transilvania Erstfeld, CH
11/26 2010 Estragon Bologna, IT
11/27 2010 Club Vaudeville Lindau, DE
11/28 2010 Zeche Bochum, DE
Norwegian black metal act Gorgoroth has announced the following string of upcoming European tour dates:
8/12 2010 Brutal Assault Festival Jaromer, CZ
8/13 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Derbyshire, GB
8/14 2010 Jalometalli Metal Music Festival Oulu, FI
8/20 2010 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/21 2010 Doornroosje Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
Former Hollenthon bassist Gregor Marboe has issued the following statement about his decision to leave the band:
"It is obviously always hard to take certain decisions. After having been part of Hollenthon for two and a half years I needed to take this very step and call it quits. Considering the fact, that before Hollenthon was revived, I played together with Martin in Pungent Stench, makes it an even longer period of collaboration. This, of course, does not make any decision easier. Primarily I cannot satisfy the band's time requirements at the moment because of personal reasons. Besides, I felt the growing urge to move on as a creative being and re-focus on my own creativity. Thus, it was about time to turn the page in my musical life and face a new chapter.
"As for Hollenthon, I wish the guys the best for their future! As for me, I had the opportunity to play some excellent shows, meet great people and make some good friends all around the place. I will meet you guys again and I hope to be rocking out where ever my further musical life is going to take me. That may possibly be the only thing to promise - my musical life definitely is not over!"
Guitarist Pierre Bouthemy of French act Hypnosis has issued the following statement about the band calling it a day:
"That's over... After 17 years, Cindy and I have decided to put an end to Hypnosis. It was not an easy decision to take, and however important this band may be in our lives, we didn't feel the motivation to continue anymore. We are very proud of all that we've done, and want to thank all the people, past and present, involved in this project, and all the people that supported us during those years... Thanks a lot."
You can still hear Hypnosis tracks via the band's MySpace page.
When it was announced by Phil Lesh on his official message board this March that former Primus drummer Jay Lane would be leaving his previous band Furthur to rejoin Primus, it has been anticipated that a new album and tour is likely inevitable. On May 3rd 2010, it was announced that Primus will be coming out with another studio album and touring specific locations throughout America. It has been confirmed that this will be a full-length studio album, and is expected to come out in 2011. This is the first studio album since 1999's "Antipop."
The latest 2010 Primus tour dates: More...
Sweden's Iron Lamb has checked in with the following announcement about entering the recording studio:
"On Friday 7th of May Iron Lamb enter the studio with Bobbi Rokk to record the debut full-length album. Expect the worst. In the meantime, check out the new spring hit 'Dubious Preacher' here on myspace, and watch out for the split 7" with Motorbreath, due out on Hellrocker Records in May, and the own 7" 'Peskycostal Preaching,' due out on Soulseller Records in June."
Ozzfest 2010 will kick off on August 14th in San Bernardino (Ozzfest’s birthplace in 1996) and travel to Chicago, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Camden, New Jersey; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Boston, Massachusetts. Kataklysm will be performing on the second stage. Front man Maurizio Iacono checks in about the band’s inclusion on Ozzfest 2010:
"We are grateful that Kataklysm is about to turn the clock next year to 20 years of existence. Through good and bad times, we’ve stayed strong and remained a leading force in the underground, but I never in my life thought I would be on tour with Ozzy or Mötley Crüe while being in an extreme band. One can’t help but feel amazed when legends take notice and invite you to participate on one of the world’s most important tours: Ozzfest. Thanks, of course, to the Osbournes and their organization for this great opportunity. I wanna sincerely say ‘thank you’ to our fans for being there for us and giving us a chance through their support to make Kataklysm a legacy. Even more important, we’re here to party hard with you guys! This is a lifestyle and we should all unite at Ozzfest to celebrate this privilege of being metal heads!” More...
Sonata Arctica has issued the following announcement about recording a new live DVD:
"Sonata Arctica are extremely excited to announce their upcoming recording of their second DVD, which will take place at the Alcatraz in Milan, Italy September 30th, 2010. Sonata Arctica will perform a pretty unique show of at least 120 minutes, next to songs of their latest albums The Days Of Grays and Unia they also will perform some of the older songs from previous albums plus some very rare songs they didn’t play live during the last years. For sure an unforgettable event and a journey from the beginning of their career as one of the most popular Finish metal bands until now - you definitely shouldn’t miss it.
"The DVD will be released in spring 2011 (tba) thru Nuclear Blast Records and will contain next to the show in Milan another show, recorded 2009 during the Sonata Arctica Open Air Festival in their hometown Kemi, Finland. And of course there will be massive bonus material such as 'The Making of,' interviews, and plenty of video footage the band recorded the last few years during their career on tour."
U.K. based black metallers Primitive Graven Image have checked in with the following update about the release of their new album:
"Hails guys! Just checking in to tell you all that our 2nd album Celebrating Impending Chaos is OUT NOW! I hope you fucking love it as much as we do! Its been two years in the making, but its finally here... more brutal and beautiful than ever before! So celebrate with us!
"I must say the feedback so far has been great. Check out the new Powerplay for a full review of the album. Zero Tolerance also! high scores all round! Its great hearing from the fans .. you are all very important to us. I cant wait to meet some of you at our shows. Together we shall keep the flame of Black Metal burning! SO! if you for some reason do NOT have your copy of Celebrating Impending Choas, then get it now at this location. Cheers!"
Primitive Graven Image is also streaming several sample tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Norwegian death metallers Kraanium have issued the following tour recap:
"So yeah, we are now back home after a pretty damn successful tour, had some bumps here and there, but nothing we couldn't fix! Its hard to be back and returning to 'normal' life after being on the road for 2 weeks having no worries at all (except for how to get to the next venue in time, haha). We met a lot of cool people and bands and made some new friendships as well! So here's a small lists of people we wanna thank:
"ROSTOCK: Marcus & Christian from Love life booking for setting us up with the gig and taking great care of us. Larser & Börner from Acranius & Traumatic defilement. And Ronny Baltic sea photographic for cool pix!
"ISERLOHN: Andi of the flesh for fixing us this last minute show, although not too much people came to this gig, we had a good time! Thanks for the sleeping place bro, it was a long way to drive (haha) but great when we finally arrived. More...
Primal Fear is set to release a new live CD "Live in the USA" and DVD "All Over The World" on June 22nd in North America. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/20 2010 USA - New York NY New York, NY, US
5/21 2010 USA - Springfield, VA USA - Springfield VA, US
5/22 2010 USA - Allston, MA USA - Allston, MA, US
5/23 2010 CAN - Quebec City, QC CAN - Quebec City, QC, CA
5/24 2010 CAN - Toronto, ON CAN Toronto, ON, CA
5/26 2010 USA - Cleveland, OH USA - Cleveland, OH, US
5/27 2010 USA - Detroit, MI USA - Detroit, MI, US
5/28 2010 USA - Louisville, KY USA - Louisville, KY, US
5/29 2010 USA - Milwaukee, WI USA - Milwaukee, WI, US
5/30 2010 USA - St Paul, MN USA - St Paul, MN, US
6/1 2010 USA - Denver, CO USA - Denver, CO, US
6/3 2010 USA - Seattle, WA USA - Seattle, WA, US
6/4 2010 USA - Portland, OR USA - Portland, OR, US
6/5 2010 USA - San Francisco, CA USA - San Francisco, CA, US
6/6 2010 USA - Santa Ana, Ca USA - Santa Ana, Ca, US
6/8 2010 USA - LA / West Hollywood, CA USA - LA / West Hollywood, CA, US
6/9 2010 USA - Mesa, AZ USA - Meza, AZ, US
6/10 2010 USA - Tucson, AZ USA - Tucson, AZ, US
6/12 2010 USA - Houston, TX USA - Houston, TX, US
6/13 2010 USA - Austin, TX USA - Austin, TX, US
6/20 2010 F - Hellfest Open Air France F - Clisson, FR
7/17 2010 CZ - Masters Of Rock Festival CZ - Vicovice, CZ
7/25 2010 BUl - Kavarna Rock Fest BUL - Kavarna, BG
9/25 2010 IT - Bari -Demode IT - Bari, ITALY
9/26 2010 IT - Rome - Black Out Rome, ITALY
Denver's Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire has unleashed the first track and unveiled the cover from their Prosthetic Records debut, "Songs of Ill Hope and Desperation." The track, entitled "Made of Coal" is streaming now courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Check the song, as well as an interview with singer Ethan McCarthy at this location.
The album will hit the streets June 8, 2010 and was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt) and the band promises their "most dynamic, bleakest, and dirtiest material to date." The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/8 Fig-ment Records Rapid City, SD
5/21 Blastomant Denver, CO
The 11th edition of Australia's Hardcore Festival will take place July 2nd and 3rd at the Manning Bar and Factory Theatre. The lineup is as follows:
July 2nd - Manning Bar 18+ w/ Mindsnare, Toe To Toe, Extortion, Blkout, Relentless & Ill Brigade
July 3rd - Factory Theatre AA w/ Mindsnare, Extortion, 50 Lions, Blkout, Dropsaw, Hand Of Mercy, I Exist, Ghost Town, Persist, Phantoms
Parkway Drive has completed recording their third studio album, which is scheduled for a mid year release. The follow-up to 2007’s "Horizons" was written in the band’s hometown of Byron Bay over the past six months and was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Tool) throughout March and April. Check out a video of their time in the studio below.
Southern Lord Recordings has issued the following update about re-releasing the Goatsnake album "Flower of Disease:"
"Southern Lord Recordings is proud to re-unleash the long out-of-print Goatsnake album Flower Of Disease! The third official release from the almighty Goatsnake, this slick, thunderous eight-song slab of doom was initially released in 2000 on the now defunct Man's Ruin label, with Southern Lord handling the vinyl release. After lying dormant without an official pressing of the album in over eight years, the 'Lord now officially brings the album back to the masses on both CD and LP formats.
"Recorded at Hollywood's Grand Master Studios, and engineered by Nick Raskulinecz (Danzig, Foo Fighters, Probot, Alice In Chains), Flower Of Disease showcased Goatsnake elevating their already professional songwriting to new levels, deeply stirring those already following the act's every move and vacuuming in new countless new fans. This is "the release" that would solidify the Goatsnake name as one of the top bands of the '90s stoner/doom movement.
"The Goatsnake lineup on Flower Of Disease features members Greg Anderson (SUNN O))), Thorr's Hammer, Southern Lord Recordings), Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Desert Sessions), Greg Rogers (The Obsessed), and Stuart Dahlquist (Burning Witch, Asva), as well as guest contributions from Petra Haden and Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, QOTSA, Mondo Generator)."
The "Flower of Disease" track List is as follows: More...
The Acacia Strain has posted more footage online from their time recording new material in Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA. The video clip can be viewed below.
The Cleansing has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming tour schedule:
"The tour is going great! It have been a blast all the way with all the people showing up! Despite our disappointment that 'Månen' canceled the show the day before the gig was scheduled, we hope to return to Haderslev very soon to give people the show they deserve! In the forthcoming weekend the tour finishes off in Horsens on Fridag and in Odense on Saturday. We anticipate some great shows with Dawn of Demise along with Spectral Mortuary in Odense, so we hope to see you all there!
"As an extra bonus we are playing on Sunday when American Attitude Adjustment are stopping by The Rock in Copenhagen. This is a great opportunity for all of you who were unable to participate the show with Dawn of Demise recently. We bring, of course, delicious and tempting merchandise, check out the t-shirts on our Facebook page. See you there!"
The Cleansing's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/7 2010 Kulisselageret Horsens, DK
5/8 2010 Kansas City Odense, DK
5/9 2010 The Rock Copenhagen, DK, DENMARK
7/9 2010 Metal Magic III Fredericia, DK
Gothic metal act Tristania has posted a teaser video online for their upcoming as-yet-untitled album. The clip, which can be viewed below, contains segments from the new tracks "Year of the Rat" and "The Passing."
Germany's Watch Me Bleed has uploaded two new songs from their latest album "Souldrinker." The tracks "Rise" and "SixSixSeven" are available for streaming via the official Watch Me Bleed MySpace page. You can also catch Watch Me Bleed live on the following dates:
7/23 2010 Hell over Vellach - Open-Air Söbriach (AT), AT
7/24 2010 Escape Metalcorner (Prepare for Blood - Tour) Wien (AT), AT
9/10 2010 Sounds (Prepare for blood - Tour) Essen (DE), DE
We, The Undersigned has posted behind the scenes footage from the recording of the music video "Burning Bodies," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the clip:
"Hey friends...long time no chat eh? Well check this out, we're gearing up to release our debut music video for Burning Bodies (In The Distance) and in celebration of that we've decided to upload the making of/behind the scenes footage from the day of the shoot. Stay tuned for the release of the full video in a couple weeks."
Sweden's Sonic Syndicate has now been confirmed to play this year's edition of the Download Festival on June 12th, 2010. Other acts confirmed include AC/DC, Bullet For My Valentine, Rage Against the Machine, and many many more. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The upcoming Sonic Syndicate tour dates are as follows:
5/14 2010 BANDIT BOAT 9:AN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, SE
6/12 2010 DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL DONINGTON PARK, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
6/18 2010 METALTOWN FESTIVAL GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN, SE
7/4 2010 DEVILSIDE FESTIVAL ESSEN, GERMANY, DE
7/9 2010 GET AWAY ROCK FESTIVAL GÄVLE, SWEDEN, SE
7/10 2010 ROCK HARZ FESTIVAL BALLENSTEDT,GERMANY, DE
7/16 2010 SERENGETI FESTIVAL SCHLOSS HOLTE, GERMANY, DE
8/7 2010 ROCK NIGHTS FESTIVAL ZARASO ISLAND, LITHUANIA, LT
Norwegian metallers Sworn have issued the following update about working on a new album:
"We'd like to inform you that we're currently working on material for our third album. Half of it is already complete, and it's enormous, to say the least! Our deadline is set to end of august, and our plans are to have the album recorded by the end of 2010.
"Some working titles are: 'The Silver Asylum,' 'Corridors of Dark Salvation,' 'The Keeper,' 'Mot Stupet' (Norwegian lyrics). Also, Sworn and Dag Dreggen Anderson (bass) have split ways, and we will do live shows with a session bass player until we find a suitable replacement. We want to thank Dreggen for his duties on the Bastards and Conquerors album, and wish him good luck with his other projects. Regarding live shows, we're working on a tour for the Bastards and Conquerors album, but nothing is certain on this matter yet."
Croatian act Omega Lithium has announced the following upcoming tour dates:
5/22 2010 Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig, DE
7/10 2010 Metal Camp 2010 Tolmin, SLOVENIA
8/7 2010 OST Mountain Fest Busteni, RO
9/3 2010 Rock The Lake Rosental, AT, AUSTRIA
9/3 2010 Rock The Lake 2010 Rosental, AT
10/22 2010 Waerdse Tempel Heerhugowaard, NL
10/23 2010 tba tba, NL
10/24 2010 Metal Female Voices Fest Wieze, BE
Omega Lithium tracks are also available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.
U.S. based religious doom metal act Place of Skulls has checked in with the following update about appearing at the Cornerstone Festival:
"Place of Skulls will be appearing at the Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, IL on July 2, 2010! For the first time in the festival's 25 year history, there will be a special doom metal night in the Sanctuary Tent! More detailed info coming soon!
"The Cornerstone Festival is a week long festival in Central Illinois that celebrates Christian participation in the arts & culture. Over 20,000 people come from all over the world to camp on an incredibly beautiful piece of land, and enjoy its lake, ponds, woods, and meadows. Seminars, concerts, art galleries, film festivals, drama, & classes offer something for everyone, and the recreational opportunities are enormous. Now approaching its 25th season, Cornerstone has earned its reputation as one of the most relevant and best organized festivals of its kind. More information about the festival can be found here."
Black Label Society, the band led by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, has revealed that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Order Of The Black." The record will be released on August 10th through E1 Music in North America with an August 9th release in Australia and Europe. Wylde commented:
"The Doom Crew and I have been holed up in the Black Label Society Bunker for the last few months laying down some of the heaviest, sexiest tracks imaginable. We can’t wait for Berserkers worldwide to hear the symphonic masterpiece that is the new BLS record!"
New York's female fronted act DesDemon has announced the following upcoming U.S. live shows:
5/20 2010 Primal Fear w/Havok, DesDemon @ The Gramercy Theater New York, US
5/22 2010 "A Night in Hell" at The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, New York, US
7/11 2010 The Edge Rocky Point Village, New York, US
7/18 2010 Barney McNabb’s w/ Luminis & Nightshade Yonkers, New York, US
8/14 2010 Sirens of Metal Festival 2010 Detroit, Michigan, US
You can also check out sample DesDemon tracks at the band's MySpace page.
Kalispell, Montana based metal act Throne of Malediction is currently streaming a new song online. An unmastered preview version of the new song "Revoker of Dreams" can be heard via the Throne of Malediction MySpace page. The band also has the following upcoming live shows:
5/8 2010 Hot Springs Music Project/Auditorium Hot Springs, MT
5/14 2010 The Cretin Hop w/ Odyssey & Lethal Concoction Spokane, Washington, US
5/22 2010 he Dragon’s Den/Club Dungeon w/ Zebulon Kosted & Judgement Hammer Kalispell, Montana
5/28 2010 The Grateful Head Shop w/ Slit Throat & tba Kalispell, MT
10/1 2010 The Grateful Head shop w/Odyssey and TBA Kalispell, Montana, US
Montreal rockers Fattooth who recently came off their TOO Cold To F@ck Tour will be releasing a series of videos collected and submitted from their fans via their youtube channel.
"This was a wicked tour of heavy weight champion music. We want to say thanks to all our amazing fans that painted their faces, chanted our slogans and created the most dangerous mosh pits. We're looking forward to crush the road again!" commented front man Hucifer.
Fattooth is still calling out to those across Canada who attended their tour dates. "We want you! Send us your video and if you got pics we want those too!"
In addition to fan submitted material, Fattooth will be choosing one lucky fan for their submissions to be the "Toothy of the Month" and will receive some free swag from the band.
Dates for Fattooth's next upcoming tour will be announced soon.
In the meantime, here's one such fan video from the band's last tour:
Swedish progressive death metal outfit Scar Symmetry has posted thier new music video online for the song, "The Iconoclast." You can check it out below. The song comes from their latest studio album, "Dark Matter Dimensions," which was released last October. More...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
Melbourne’s Internal Nightmare, who have recently signed with High Voltage Records, are set to release their upcoming EP, "Segregation," on June 25th. The 5-song EP was recorded and mixed once again at Legion Studios by Julian Renzo (Jack The Stripper, Lure The Sun)
The band will be launching the "Annexation" single at the following shows:
21st May 2010
Internal Nightmare @ The Loft, Warrnambool
w/ Deliverance We Pray, Celebrity Morgue and Mind My Hostage
22nd May 2010
Scar the Surface @ The Noise Bar, Brunswick
w/ Internal Nightmare, Bronson, Celebrity Morgue, The Plague Black and Ayera
In the meantime, check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player.