Metal News for May 5, 2011
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Greek black metal act Aenaon has inked a deal with Code666, a sublabel of Aural Music, for the release of the group's debut album, "Cendres et Sang." The effort was mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll at Strype Audio (Emperor, Dhg, 1349) and is tentatively due out in June 2011.
Commented frontman Astrous: "We were looking for a deal for this album following our split with Bleak Art records, and code666 stepped up and laid out exactly what we wanted. We could not be happier. Code666 is an established label, home to many impressive and qualitive acts, specialized in the avant-garde black metal field, discovering bands such as Ephel Duath, Aborym, Negura Bunget, Diabolicum, Fen, Amesoeurs, The Axis Of Perdition… code666 are in the fray to provide us with the support we need to release our album in the best way. Regarding our album, expect an essential music journey that crosses the black metal feeling with the experimental needs of free thinking musicians. Lyrical themes that are reflecting the humanity as a whole and explores the labyrinth of psychotic disorders, the forms of life and death...."
"Cendres et Sang" (meaning "Ashes and Blood") was recorded between April of 2010 and February of 2011 and took place in more than 5 studios, while the mastering of the album was done by Tom Kvalsvoll at Strype Audio in Norway.
The track listing is as follows:
3. Psychonautic Odyssey
4. Grand Narcotic Harvest (feat. V'gandr of Helheim)
5. Once Finite
6. Carnivora's Lair
9. Black Nerve
10. In Heaven (cover from David Lynch's movie Eraserhead)
British thrashers Evile have officially revealed that their forthcoming new album will be titled "Five Serpent's Teeth." Evile recorded the new album at Parlour Studios in Kettering, UK, with producer Russ Russel, who also recorded the band's previous release, 2009's "Infected Nations." Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matt Drake has recorded a video message for the fans, in which he discusses the new album and the concept behind it.
Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments on the album:
"The other day, Russ sent the final masters for the album over. It sounded even better than I expected it to. The past two years of hard work, and the work put in in the studio, have really paid off. The few people who've heard the album so far have praised it highly, making me, and us, very proud. The album has such a unique production sound which surprised me; Russ' skills have really shined on this record. It has an old classic sound, while staying huge and menacing. Keep an eye out for all things Evile, as 2011 will be a very busy year for us. See you on A road!"
"Five Serpent's Teeth" is due to be released on Earache Records on August 29th, 2011.
Italy's Fleshgod Apocalypse has officially inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. After a U.S. debut touring alongside Suffocation and The Faceless, the band is currently wrapping up work on an upcoming second full-length album.
"We're really excited to start working with such a renowned and professional label,” commented guitarist/vocalist Tommaso Riccardi. “It's a great chance for the band to express itself in the best way, counting on this kind of support. For us it's like a brand new start. We surely can improve our work, touring much more and finally reaching every continent as we always wanted to do. Many tours are already planned or on the way to being organized. We'll start with North America and Europe and then Asia/Oceania, South Africa and maybe in Central/South America. We can't wait to hit US again this July-August with the ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’ 2011. It's an honor for us to be on this tour and a great opportunity to play live some new tunes! See you on the road!"
The Summer Slaughter Tour (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Powerglove) has the following upcoming dates:
Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
Jul. 23 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Jul. 25 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 - Seattle, WA - King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Jul. 30 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Jul. 31 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 - Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
Aug. 05 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
Aug. 06 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Aug. 07 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Aug. 08 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Aug. 09 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Aug. 10 - Montreal, QC - Olympia
Aug. 11 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Aug. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Aug. 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Aug. 19 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
Aug. 20 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Aug. 21 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Pro-Pain's guitarist Tom Klimchuck has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band:
"Although thoroughly saddened by the realization that my time in Pro-Pain is at its end, I look back with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and pride. The band has been an absolute blessing to me.
"It has provided a platform with which to fight the good fight, and bring inspiration through commonality to people all around the world. All the while offering countless, magical experiences that most can only dream of.
"I owe a massive 'Thank you!' to Gary, Marshall, Ricky, and Adam, as well as all previous members, and crew past and present; my brothers. It has been a privilege sharing the stage, and sharing so many incredible times with you all. These are the fabric of our souls, and you are all irreversibly woven into mine.
"A very special 'Thank you.' goes out to all the Pro-Pain fans. It is a powerful thing to watch a large group of people, seemingly strangers to one another, find common ground, and even inspiration in something I have put my heart and soul into. This is the show you have given me as I've looked out from the stage to all of you, and the gift you have given me that I will have forever. I am eternally grateful."
Abnormal Thought Patterns, which features members of Zero Hour, has posted a sample track online, which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented on the song:
"This is the 1st movement of the song 'Velocity and Acceleration' by Abnormal Thought Patterns. The song 'Velocity and Acceleration' is broken up in 4 parts as the full song clocks in over 12 minutes. The Movement 1 sample is to give the listeners an idea of what's to come from Abnormal Thought Patterns. The band consists of guitarist Jasun Tipton, Bassist Troy Tipton and drummer Mike Guy."
American grunge pioneers Soundgarden have revealed the the full set of dates for its upcoming North American headline tour. Support on the trek is set to come from Mastodon, The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues - with their corresponding opening acts - below.
With Coheed And Cambria:
07/02 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/03 London, ON – John Labatt Centre
07/05 Ottawa, ON – LeBreton Flats Park
07/06 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/08 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
07/09 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/10 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center For The Performing Arts
With The Mars Volta:
07/12 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center at George Mason University
07/13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/14 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
07/16 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
07/18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/21 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
07/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
07/23 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
With Queens Of The Stone Age, Meat Puppets:
07/29 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
With Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, Meat Puppets:
07/30 George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Estonian melodic death metal band Ceremonial Perfection has been nominated for the Estonian Music Awards 2012, which will take place at the beginning of a next year. The band is presented in 3 categories: best metal-act, best debut album, and best artist. This coming June 2011 the band will go on a week tour around Finland. The currently confirmed two gigs are as follows:
08.06.2011 - Helsinki
09.06.2011 - Järvenpää
The band is also currently lining up local festivals, including the Hard Rock Laager 2011, with such bands as My Dying Bride, Moonsorrow, Napalm Death, Mnemic. Ceremonial Perfection's debut album "Alone in the End" was released 11.1.11 by Nailboard Records in Europe. A recently uploaded 2011 promo video from the band can also be viewed below.
Sacred Mother Tongue has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming MonkeyFest:
"Sacred Mother Tongue confirmed to play MonkeyFest Guitar Festival, dubbed 'Glastonbury for Guitarists' held in Woking, U.K. on July 1st-3rd 2011. Join us, you can also catch our guitarist Andy James doing a solo performance, doing what he does best! Check out the poster here then visit this location for full details on the event!
"We're almost done with our U.K. tour now, just a few more dates before we get ready for Download Festival! We'll be opening the second stage on the Saturday so make sure you get down their early. We can't wait!"
You can also check out a new album pre-production video clip from the band below.
U.K. act My Dying Bride has launched a mini-site in anticipation of the band’s forthcoming 20-year anniversary collection "Evinta." The mini-site contains an album audio teaser, desktop backgrounds, an iTunes app, and more. Fans can also sign up for the Peaceville Records mailing list to receive a free download of a song from the commemorative collection. Head over to this location to access the exclusive My Dying Bride content.
"Evinta" will be released on May 31st on Peaceville Records as a two-disc set and deluxe three-disc edition with 64-page book inspired by My Dying Bride’s illustrious recordings of the past two decades.
My Dying Bride commented on the release, "Evinta. A project almost 15 years in the making. An idea that has sat smoldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now. Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the Darkness."
The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:
May 18 2011, O2 Islington Academy, London, England
May 19 2011, Manchester Academy, Manchester, England
May 20 2011, Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England
May 21 2011, Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
May 22 2011, The Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, N. Ireland
Conflicted's new album on Nightmare Records, "Never Be Tamed," will officially be released this Friday, May 6th, 2011 in Europe. The album was previously released in the U.S. and Canada on April 12th, 2011.
Conflicted will be touring throughout 2011 in support of the band's debut album, and dates will be announced as they are confirmed. Conflicted is:
Jason Orton - Lead Vocals
Mark Owen - Guitar, Back-up Vocals
Ron De Coste - keyboards
John Kolodziej - Bass
Corey Stoll - Drums, Back-up Vocals
GunShyAssassin.com is exclusively streaming a new track from the new A Pale Horse Named Death album. The song entitled "Devil in My Closet" comes from the band's new album "And Hell Will Follow Me," which is scheduled for a June 14th release on SPV/Steamhammer. Get an exclusive first listen at this location.
Front man Sal Abruscato commented on the song: "It's about every Childs nightmare of sleeping alone in their room with the closet door open and they see monsters that terrifies them in their dreams"
The band also recently posted a new track online titled "Heroin Train" from "And Hell Will Follow Me."
This past March, Brooklyn-based sludge ensemble Hull completed a two-week tour with post-doom troupe Batillus. The journey included a near shut downs due to "the aural strain" the band reportedly levied upon one unsuspecting neighborhood, running from cops, good food, guns, ATVs, some chest-caving appearances at this year's SXSW and much more.
Reads a snippet from the band's well-documented adventure: "I noticed one of the cops was coming after me. Although my first instinct was to protect the cavalry, my next instinct was to run from the possibility of going to jail and ruining our SXSW. Next thing I knew, I was hiding out in a random garage in bumfuck Ft. Worth..."
Check out the band's entire tour diary -- which includes photos and random video footage -- at Decibel Magazine's website at this location.
Hull is gearing up to release the follow-up to the band's Sole Lord debut, issued via The End Records in 2009. The band's sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on their pummeling Viking Funeral EP) and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, Eyehategod, Melvins, et al). Stay tuned for further details.
UFO's 2011 North American tour with special guests Mindflow will kick off this Thursday May 5th at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY. The band will be touring North America in support of the band's greatest hits collection entitled "Best of a Decade" which is out now on SPV/Steamhammer. UFO is also in the process of working on a new studio album scheduled for release this fall.
Drummer Andy Parker commented on the upcoming dates: "I can't wait to get back on the road again, before my wife finds me something else to do. It's been two years since we toured the U.S. so I am really looking forward to the upcoming shows. Where will we see you?"
Guitarist Vinnie Moore chimed in: "I am looking forward to the may USA tour. We haven't played any shows since December and i have some pent up energy that needs to be released before I go mental. Also, it's been a while since we played America and I am excited that we will be hitting some of our favorite places like Chicago, NY...etc. I can't wait to see all of our fuckin' awesome fans again."
The following is a list of all confirmed dates:
5/5: Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
5/6: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
5/7: West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
5/9: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar
5/10: New Hope, PA @ Havana
5/11: Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street
5/13: New York, NY @ B.B. Kings
5/14: Foxboro (Boston), MA @ The Showcase Live
5/15: Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall - SOLD OUT
5/17: Dayton, OH @ McGuffys House of Rock
5/18: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
5/20: Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
5/21: Chicago/St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
5/22: Akron, OH @ The Tangier
9/15: Santa Rosa, CA @ Last Day Saloon
9/16: Sacramento/Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
9/17: Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon
9/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Boulder Station Casino
9/24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
Behemoth recently announced that the band will be returning to the stage in October. Front man Nergal, who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant for Leukemia, has now checked in with the following update:
"Hey everyone! I just came back from the first Behemoth's gathering since my imprisonment. We were brainstorming about the future of the band. We wanna make sure our upcoming shows will be our best yet. Live performance must be raised to the next level.
"Set list will be refreshed pretty much. Some of the songs we have never played live...huh, lotsa work but we are more than ready to bite the bullet! Wait and see and be surprised! More info will follow soon…"
J.D. Overdrive has issued the following announcement about streaming two songs online from the band's upcoming album:
"Ahoy! Finally we reveal two premiere tracks from our upcoming debut album 'Sex, Whiskey & Southern Blood' on our Myspace and Facebook accounts, as well as on our website! The tracks would have been there sooner but the MMP promotion department is relentless;) But hey, at least this way one of the tracks (or both if we're lucky) will be played on air by Antyradio! We hope you'll enjoy both 'Ballbreaker' and 'Purple Haze!'
"We would also like to welcome Tommy Cedzynski in our ranks as our new official bass player. Tommy used to play in Silver Samurai and Formis, he is already after his first field test with JDO and all is looking good from our side. Give the guy a warm welcome!"
The "Sex Whiskey & Southern Blood" cover art and track listing can be viewed below.
1. A Taste Of The South…
3. Boot Hill
4. Truth Teller
5. No Man’s Land
6. The Art Of Demolition
7. Stoned To Death
8. Guilt And Redemption
9. Purple Haze
11. Into The Same River
As We Fight recently posted a new song online titled "Shattered," which is off the band's new split "Ebola" with The Psyke Project. The band has now announced "Ebola" will be released as a limited edition gatefold 2xLP (180g) in colored vinyl featuring two vinyl only bonus tracks, with artwork handmade and applied by As We Fight and The Psyke Project. The vinyl edition's track listing is as follows:
As We Fight
2. Save Me
3. Bitter Dnd
4. Black Heart
5. Can't kill what's inside (bonus track, vinyl only)
The Psyke Project
1. We came from earth
3. This road to hell
4. Only I remain
5. A 1000 frozen bodies
6. The forerunner of death (bonus track, vinyl only)
A Haunted Mantra has checked in with the following update about taking time off playing live shows to write new songs:
"Whatsup everyone! We've enjoyed playing some shows in the past couple months and have posted videos up on Youtube, some of which are up on our myspace page as well! Be sure to check those out! We also released our self-titled EP a few months ago which is up on iTunes and streaming on our myspace player!
"Over the next few months we'll be taking a break from shows and writing some more material. We should have some demos/samples up soon, so keep checking back, and thanks a ton for the support!"
Bravewords.com is hosting an exclusive stream of the track "Eyes of Fire" from the new album from Norwegian metallers Pagan's Mind. The album, entitled "Heavenly Ecstasy," will be released on May 31st in North America on SPV/Steamhammer. Get an exclusive first listen to "Eyes of Fire" through the Bravewords "Knuckle Tracks" player at this location.
Pagan's Mind also recently completed posted a music video for the song "Intermission," which can be viewed heading over here.
Mysteriarch, which recruited a new guitar player back in March, has now issued the following update about finalizing the band's lineup and completing a new album:
"New member line-up completed! We are proud to announce that we have acquired a full member line-up as follows:
L. Mysterion - vocals, guitar
A. Morbid - guitar
Melkrath - drums
Lucidous - bass
Nefaloch - keyboards
"We are also at the final stages of completing our 2nd full-length album 'Mournful Embrace of Aeons' and are currently booking dates for upcoming shows/tours."
You can also check out the band's music by heading over to the Mysteriarch MySpace page.
Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with German death metal act Zombie Inc:
"In summer 2009 Wolfgang Rothbauer and Gerald Huber had an idea to form a unique project with the coolest musicians they can catch for it. Both grew up with 90's death metal stuff, and so the musical direction was quickly clear.
"Introduced by Wolfgang Rothbauer (In Slumber) and Gerald Huber (Collapse7), joined by Tomasz "Nefastus" Janiszewski (Belphegor, Fleshcrawl, Debauchery), Daniel Lechner (The Cascades, ex-Lacrimas Profundere) and Martin Schirenc (Hollenthon, Ex-Pungent Stench), this undead quintet will taste a lot of twitching brains and steal your soul! Rooted in 90's death metal, the sound has modern influences too. Watch out for more news to come within the next months!"
Zombie Inc.'s debut album "A Dreadful Decease" is scheduled to be released on August 26th, 2011.
Eluveitie has posted a new video road report online, in which the band reveals its dark secret of performing Celtic synchronized swimming. You can check out the clip below, and the band also commented:
"Before we gather tomorrow in all seriousness to what should be the longest Eluveitie show to date we have one last video snipped for you, this time covering creative leisure-time activities."
Guitarist Christian David Wentz of Futures End has issued the following announcement about the band heading to Texas to play the Scout Bar:
"Hello friends! We are very excited to be heading to Houston, Texas once again to play with some friends of ours at the legendary Scout Bar. Last month the Symphony X/Nevermore bill was changed at the last moment, and we responded to a phone call asking for us to travel to Texas to fill in one of the empty slots.
"So Steve, Jon, Marc, Fred, and myself have been busting ass preparing to make sure we deliver the killer show that we promise for every time we take the stage. And friends, we are ready.
"We are honored to be playing for the people of Houston, once again. And excited to be joining our friends on one of our favorite stages in the world.
"We will be flying in a day early to hang out. The band will be hanging out at MY BAR in Houston on Friday night for the Dark Horse Rising show. Come out and say hello! See you all in Texas!"
Polish black metal act Elgibbor has teamed up with Metal Pulse to release the band's new album "The Imminent Invasion." The album will be limited to 100 copies through Metal Pulse, with ordering information available at this location. The track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below.
2. The King of Terrors
3. The Imminent Invasion
4. My Shield
5. Upadly Aniol Bestia z piekla
6. Nowy Poczatek
7. The Ancient of Days Has Come
9. Covered by Flesh and Spirit
Paul Reed Smith guitars has announced the addition of Opeth's Fredrik Akesson to its lineup of signature artists. A press release from the company reads:
"Paul Reed Smith Guitars is proud to welcome Fredrik Åkesson – guitarist and backing vocalist for the landmark prog metal band Opeth – to the PRS family of SE signature artists. His new signature model, the SE Fredrik Åkesson, [was] unveiled in Frankfurt, Germany during the Musikmesse 2011, April 6 – 9. Model features include a single cutaway maple top with quilted maple veneer and thick mahogany back, a 24.5” scale length, 22 fret wide fat mahogany neck with ebony fretboard and PRS bird inlays, and a Tone Pros adjustable stoptail bridge. Forntida Brun, Swedish for “Ancient Brown,” is the exclusive finish option for Åkesson’s signature model electric guitar.
"Veteran of the bands Talisman, Krux, and Arch Enemy, Åkesson has been described by Opeth’s frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt (also an SE signature artist) as, 'an old-school shredder.' This background along with Åkesson’s knowledge of theory and scales has allowed him to reinforce Opeth’s trademark sound with fast riffs and virtuoso playing."
You can view a photo of the guitar plus read more about its specifications on the official Paul Reed Smith website.
Gavin Harrison, drummer for British progressive rock/metal act Porcupine Tree, has revealed the dates for his forthcoming drum clinic tour in Italy. You can view the full list of dates and locations below.
06 May Cavernago (BG) presso San Michele Musica.
07 May Dogana (San Marino) presso Marino Baldacci.
09 May 2011 Verona al Musical Box.
10 May Torino presso Magazzino Musicale Merula.
11 May Milano presso Accademia del Suono.
14 May 2011 Floridia Siracusa Accademia Musicale Floridiana.
17 May Cosenza presso Over Sound di Damiano Perri.
18 May Caserta presso La Cicala The Music Store.
19 May, Roma Teatro Aurelio.
21 May 2011 Martina Franca Taranto Mousichè.
23 May Como presso Nota su Nota Scuola di Musica.
24 May Pisa info Borderline Club.
25 May 2011 Reggio Emilia presso Four Sticks.
26 May 2011 Siena Rock Factory.
27 May Montebelluna (TV) presso Essemusic Store.
Norwegian act Djerv has revealed the track listing for its upcoming debut album. The self-titled affair will see its release on June 10, 2011 through Indie Recordings/Mystic Production. The track listing for the CD is as follows:
2. The Bowling Pin
4. Gruesome Twosome
5. Only I Exist
6. Ladder To The Moon
8. Blind The Heat
American hard rockers Warrant have posted their new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Lifes A Song" taken off the band's forthcoming new album "Rockaholic," which arrives in stores on May 17th, 2011 through Frontiers Records. You can view the new music video as well as the album's tracklisting below.
German heavy metal act U.D.O. has posted its third tour diary clip online from its recent trip to South America. You can view the footage in the player below.
The previously uploaded second touring clip is also available at this location.
Thrash metallers Gravehill have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new album. The new full length, titled "When All Roads Lead To Hell," will see release on May 20, 2011 through Dark Descent Records with a vinyl pressing arriving on July 15, 2011. You can view the album's tracklisting below.
2. Unholy Executioner
3. Devil Worshiper
5. When All Roads Lead to Hell
6. Suffer No Man to Live
7. Pray For War
8. Consvmed By Rats
Twisted Sister has revealed that it will be reissuing its 1982 debut album "Under The Blade" through Eagle Rock Entertainment as a special CD/DVD set. The re-release edition features the original "Under The Blade" cover artwork, which was originally removed from domestic versions of the album, and reflects the original Secret Records track list with an entirely remastered audio mix. The 2011 edition of "Under The Blade" will hit store shelves on May 31, 2011. You can view the album's tracklisting below.
1. What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You)
2. Bad Boys (Of Rock 'n' Roll)
3. Run For Your Life
4. Sin After Sin
5. Shoot 'Em Down
7. Under The Blade
8. Tear It Loose
9. Day Of The Rocker
10. What You Don't Know (Ruff Cutts Version)
11. Shoot 'Em Down (Ruff Cutts Version)
12. Under The Blade (Ruff Cutts Version)
13. Leader Of The Pack (Ruff Cutts Version)
14. Shoot 'Em Down (Live At Reading)
1. What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You)
2. Sin After Sin
3. Bad Boys (Of Rock 'n' Roll)
5. Shoot ‘Em Down
6. Tear It Loose
7. Under The Blade
8. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
Whocares, the collaboration between Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Deep Purple's Ian Gillan, has posted its first music video online taken from its debut EP. The EP, which features two tracks in "Out of My Mind" and "Holy Water," will see its North American release on June 27, 2011 through Eagle Rock Entertainment. You can view the music video for the track "Out of my Mind" below.
A new video interview with Swedish hard rock act Graveyard has been posted online. You can view the band's chat with Stormbringer.at below.
International metal act Stream Of Passion has revealed details behind its new studio album. The forthcoming full length, titled "Darker Days," will see various release dates throughout the summer of 2011 [see regional release dates below] through Napalm Records. The album's tracklisting is as follows;
4. The Scarlet Mark
6. Our Cause
7. Darker Days
9. This Moment
11. The Mirror
12. Nadie Love
13. The World Is Ours
"Darker Days" will see its release on the following dates:
Spain, Finland, Sweden: June 22
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: June 24
Rest Of Europe: June 27
USA/Canada: July 5
Swedish act Dead By April has posted the following update and trailer online for it forthcoming digital single release of "Within My Heart."
"After months of recording we are finally proud of letting you all know that the first single from our upcoming album will be 'Within My Heart.' It will be out digitally on the 16th of May and our aim is to get it out worldwide to as many of you as possible. Apart from 'Within My Heart', we will release two other songs — one you may have heard previously and the second is a completely new one. In the meanwhile, check out this teaser of the song and let us know what you think of it."
Swedish goth metal act Draconian has revealed the release date and tracklisting for its forthoming full length album. The new release, titled "A Rose For The Apocalypse," will hit store shelves on June 24, 2011 through Napalm Records. You can view the album's track list below as well as check out a new track, "The Last Hour Ancient Sunlight."
1. The Drowning Age (7:18)
2. The Last Hour Ancient Sunlight (5:26)
3. End Of The Rope (6:34)
4. Elysian Night (7:52)
5. Deadlight (6:32)
6. Dead World Assembly (5:52)
7. A Phantom Dissonance (5:39)
8. The Quiet Storm (6:37)
9. The Death Of Hours (7:48)
10. Wall Of Sighs (5:14)
Straight Line Stitch has posted some behind the scenes footage online from its recent music video shoot for "One Reason." You can view the footage in the player below.
Call To Preserve has revealed the dates for its upcoming final tour together as a band. You can find the full list of dates, cities and venues below as well as a statement from the band.
"We want to do our best to make sure those who want to can come see us for the last time. We never thought that this band would get as far as it did. We never thought we’d have the chance to travel so much and tour with some of our favorite bands and make such amazing friends from all over the world. We are more thankful than you’ll ever know."
06/15 Fayetteville GA – 11th Hour Venue (no Dead Icons)
06/16 Columbia SC – Unit One Art Space
06/17 Whitesburg KY – Letcher County Tourism
06/18 Cookeville TN – Westside Station
06/19 Southhaven MS – Cafe 549
06/20 Little Rock AR – Downtown Music Hall
06/21 Tyler TX – The Attic
06/22 Houston TX – Cain’s Ashes
06/23 McAllen TX – VFW Hall
06/24 San Antonio TX – The White Rabbit
06/26 Tulsa OK – The Reverb
06/27 Springfield MO – Salad Days
06/28 Springfield IL – Black Sheep Cafe
07/05 Evansville IN – The Rev
07/06 Chattanooga – The Warehouse
Hardcore supergroup S.O.S. has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming debut album. The album, titled "I Owe You Nothing," is set to be released on June 21, 2011 through Good Fight Music and Reaper Records (Vinyl). You can view the album's tracklisting below.
1. Decontrol (intro)
2. Keep Me Outside
3. Part Of The Disease
4. The Hard Truth
5. I Owe You Nothing
6. Never A Brother
7. Choking On Dust
You can also find the band's latest update about the album by heading over here.
Metalcore act The World We Knew has posted its final studio diary for its upcoming full length album "Death Dealer" online. The album is currently planned for a summer release through the band's new label home the Blkheart Group. You can view the album's tracklisting below.
1. Hopeless Hero
2. Death Dealer
3. The Endless
4. Grand Destroyer
6. Against All Odds
7. Ground Zero
8. Judgment Day
9. Secrets Don’t Make Friends
Will Haven has posted the following update online about shooting a new music video:
"Video shoot is complete for the song 'Held to Answer.' We shot it in the lovely town of Santa Cruz, CA. Big thank you to Brad Oates and wreckreation, Melody Carlson for her acting skills, Harvey West Cemetary, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Home Depot and Funnel Cakes. The video is being edited now and should see the light of day very soon.
"In other news, as of right now we are looking at a late summer/fall release for this record. Album title, song titles and artwork will be released very shortly. As we speak we are putting together a show in London and Paris to coincide with the release of the record. Other cities will be announced soon as well.
"Chris [Fehn] will be back with his brothers in Slipknot starting next month for their summer tour, so in the meantime we are currently working on another record, so there should be alot of new will haven music within the next year.
"Thank you everyone for the support and cant wait for everyone to hear the record. Now that we have stuff to talk about, we will be posting quite often, keep checking back. Peace."
Progressive metalcore act The Devil Wears Prada has posted new footage from the studio online. The band is currently preparing its forthcoming new full length album. You can view the studio update in the player below, or check out the band's last video update here.
California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has posted its new music video online for the track "Beyond Our Suffering." You can view the video in the player below.
As I Lay Dying has also recently been confirmed for the Brutal Assault Festival, with additional details at this location.
This is the story of why I left a metal show early for the first time in my life.
While I’m not a serial show-goer, I have easily been to dozens, if not over a hundred, metal shows since my metal-loving life got going back in the mid-1990s, and I have always had a rule that I followed more closely than the ins and outs of “Debbie Does Dallas” – don’t leave early. Even if I was tired, drunk, pissed or the band(s) sucked, I stayed until the house lights came on and the roadies started taking the drum kit apart. Well, tonight, I broke that rule. Why? Read on… More...