Metal News for May 6, 2010
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With the aid of Revolver's Hottest Chick in Metal/In This Moment vocalist, MARIA BRINK, and BLASKO, Ozzy Osbourne's bassist, Minneapolis prog-metallers IRON THRONES learned the importance of image in the music industry and recently took their style to the streets on a shopping trip in downtown Manhattan. Check out their purchases and new look in the newest episode of SCION'S NO LABEL NEEDED series:
The No Label Needed Series presented by Scion in collaboration with MetalInsider.net is helping IRON THRONES leave labels behind and take on the industry all on their own. The series will follow the development of the band showing viewers how it's done all along the way.
The members of IRON THRONES have been blogging since the start of the experience and had a successful first live chat on www.Justin.tv/iron_thrones on Sunday the 11th and will be conducting many more in the coming weeks.
The series is not only meant to be a learning experience for one band, it is meant to teach any dedicated musician who wants to learn how to properly market their craft. Readers will be able to interact with contest partners and contributing musicians and professionals through the site to get some real insight into specific areas of expertise.
Boston, Mass grinders The Red Chord have been confirmed for this year's Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, Veil of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, and Vital Remains. The tour kicks off in San Diego, CA on Saturday July 17 and finishes up in San Francisco, CA on Monday August 23.
Here's what bassist Greg Weeks has to say about being out on the tour: "Summer Slaughter! Looking forward to old friends, new friends, borrowed and blue friends, cookouts, dance-offs, smelly people, burgers, long van rides, karate lessons, octopus balls, seedy areas, elastic waistband jeans, laughter and enjoying myself. See you there!"
Vocalist Guy Kozowyk adds: "We are excited to perform on a tour of bands slightly closer to our core style. It has been a while. Hopefully volcanoes and other natural disasters don't piss on our parade this time around. Fingers are crossed!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
7/17-San Diego, CA @ Soma
7/18-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20-El Paso, TX @ Club 101
7/21-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7/22-Austin, TX @ Emo's
7/23-Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
7/24-Houston, TX @ Warsaw Ballroom
7/26-Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
7/27-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/29-Philadelphia, PA @ TLA (Theatre of Living Arts)
7/30-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/31-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/01-New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/02-Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
8/03-Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
8/04-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
8/05-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/06-Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
8/07-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
8/08-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/09-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/10-Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
8/11-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
8/13-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
8/14-Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
8/16-Calgary, AB @ Republik
8/17-Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
8/19-Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
8/20-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/21-Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
8/23-San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Norwegian black metal band 1349 will be appearing at Vacation Vinyl in Hollywood CA on Friday evening, May 7th, for a meet and greet and a signing session. The band will be wrapping up their leg of the Cannibal Corpse tour the night before. 1349 CDs, limited edition 12" picture discs and other merch will be available that night. The details are as follows:
4679 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
7:30pm - 9:00pm
All Ages Welcome
Immediately following the in-store appearance, the band will head to Hank's Bar, in downtown Los Angeles, where they'll be hosting a tour wrap up party. Their new album, "Demonoir," which was released in North America on Prosthetic Records on April 27, will be played in its entirety. There will be DJ sets from John Strachan (The Funeral Pyre), Dan Dismal (Crematorium, Church of the 8th Day) and Pete Majors (Harassor). The details are: More...
Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) was recently in Sydney, Australia to launch the new MTV Classic television network. Slash and his wife met up with the young pop princess Justin Bieber who was hoping to have dinner with the guitar legend. Instead of a dinner invite Bieber got more than he bargained when Slash invited him out to a strip club. No news on whether Justin accepted the invite, but the rule is that any time an inappropriate strip club invite is made, it must inspire a column so here we go… More...
Cancer Bats has recently unveiled a brand new video recording of their Record Store Day performance at Banquet Records this past April. The video features the band performing and interacting with fans. Record Store Day is an annual event in which independently owned record stores come together every third Sunday of April to put on special vinyl and CD releases. The video can be viewed below.
You can also catch Cancer Bats live on the following dates: More...
Skyforger has been featured in a BBC special on Latvia's love of folk music. The band is captured live at a Latvian Music Awards Ceremony and is interviewed by the BBC's correspondent Damien McGuinness. You can check out the video at this location.
This BBC News series focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. This month Latvia celebrates the 20th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Soviet Russia. An integral part of the fight for freedom was folk singing, which kept the country's culture alive during the years of Soviet rule. Two decades on, this singing tradition is still alive and kicking, as BBC correspondent Damien McGuinness found out in the Latvian capital Riga.
Skyforger's new album "Kurbads" hits streets May 11th in North America. The track listing is as follows:
1. Curse Of The Witch
2. Son Of The Mare
3. The Nine-Headed
4. Bewitched Forest
5. In The Yard Of The Father's Son
6. The Devil Slayer
7. The Stone Sentinel
8. In The Underworld
9. Black Rider
10. The Last Battle
An additional date has now been added to the BlackDiamondSkye tour, which features Alice In Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon. The extra stop will take place at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA on Friday, October 15th. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:
9/16 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/17 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/18 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
9/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9/22 Boston, MA Agannis Arena
9/24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
9/28 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/1 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
10/4 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/7 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
10/8 Seattle, WA Key Arena
10/9 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum
10/15 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
10/16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recently announced he would be joining Avenged Sevenfold on their upcoming tour dates to sit in for the band's recently deceased drummer James Sullivan. Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance has now checked in with the following comments about the touring arrangement:
"After being so kind and caring to help us in the studio, the rumors are in fact true and Mike Portnoy will indeed be helping us on the upcoming Uproar tour later this year. We hope to see you all out on the road. We are very grateful to Mike for dedicating his time and talent to help us get back on the road so we can be where we need to be the most which is with our fans. Much Love and Respect."
California thrashers Detente, who had previously canceled their May 1st show in Frankfurt, have now announced all of their remaining German tour dates will be canceled. The band issued the following brief statement about the cancellations: "DÉTENTE has canceled the shows in Hamburg, Ludwigsfelde, and Berlin due to a band members illness. We will update everyone soon." Further information on any make up dates will be announced as it is made available. In the mean time you can check out sample Detente tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Guitarist Dan Sorber of New Jersey progressive metal band Ferox Canorus has posted a video lesson on their song "Abandon." The video is the first part of a series entitled "Riffology." Watch the video at this location.
Dan Sorber comments on the episode, "Abandon is a progressive metal meets Iron Maiden style of song; covering everything from atmospheric violin style melodies, melodic solos, aggressive riffing and sheer speed metal madness. In this episode we cover the interlude riff. This particular idea makes a great alternate picking exercise but I also let you see, in part, how I organize the fretboard. What lies beneath the riff is a great, melodic approach to writing riffs."
Ibex Moon Records will be releasing a special collector’s vinyl edition of "The Rack" album from dutch death metal outfit Asphyx. The first 25 copies will be autographged by band members Martin Van Drunen and Bob Bagchus. The edition is limited to 666 copies on blue vinyl and includes new liner notes with commentary by journalists, fans, fellow musicians, and the band members themselves. The album also comes with an 18" x 24" Asphyx poster. "The Rack" is set to be released on June 8th, 2010, and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Quest Of Absurdity
3. Diabolical Existence
5. Wasteland Of Terror
6. The Sickening Dwell
7. Ode To A Nameless Grave
8. Pages In Blood
9. The Rack
Behemoth’s recent album “Evangelion” has received high praise from both fans and critics since its release in August 2009, even seeing the band break out into the mainstream in it’s native Poland. Now it has been bestowed with official recognition of it’s huge success, as the band received nominations in five categories at the Polish Grammy Awards (known as “Fryderyki” in Poland). “Evangelion” won in the “Best Heavy Metal Album” category. Frontman Nergal commented on the award:
“There are different priorities we care about and hunt for and awards is the last on this list, I can assure you. However, we are happy that someone noticed our hard work and determination and this award is proof that 'Evangelion' definitely made a statement! We couldn’t be more proud of this record. Thank you for voting.”
Bloodstream Parade has posted a series of clips online from their recent live performance on April 23rd, 2010. The first video can be viewed below and the rest can be found after the jump.
NORMA JEAN is giving away a free download of their new song “Leaderless and Self Enlisted” at their website. Fans can go there and sign up for the band’s mailing list and get the track.
The song is from the band’s upcoming new album "Meridional," which arrives July 13th.
Denver based death metallers Crypticus have posted a video online discussing several tracks from their upcoming album. The footage can be viewed below.
Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who filled in on Avenged Sevenfold's new album after the death of James "The Rev" Sullivan, has issued the following statement about performing live with Avenged Sevenfold for their 2010 tour dates:
"After having had such an amazing experience recording my drum tracks for the new Avenged Sevenfold album, we all knew it would be awesome if I'd be able to do some touring with the band after its release.
"I am happy to say that the timing worked out perfectly that my touring cycle with Dream Theater (and Transatlantic) was coming to an end just as A7X's was scheduled begin! (well, perfect for everyone except my poor family!) Although I wish I could stay on board with A7X in a more permanent capacity, the reality is that I am committed to Dream Theater as my main priority (that is my baby after all!), and I will need to resume work with DT to start a new album at some point in 2011. However, I will be able to join my brothers in Avenged Sevenfold for at least the duration of their touring throughout 2010...and hopefully this will give them the time to continue to heal and get comfortable back on the road....
"You can look at me like the band's 'rebound drummer' to buy them some time until they are comfortable and ready to make a commitment to somebody new for full-time relationship in their future! In the meantime, I am real excited to hit the road with the boys...to bring my drumming from their new album to life on stage and to honor The Rev with all of their older material.... Hey, do I get to have a cool, bad-ass stage name now?"
Ireland's For Ruin has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming activity:
"Thanks to all who came out early enough to see us open the Bolt Thrower/Rotting Christ show last weekend at the Button Factory in Dublin - amazing to see a full room when you're the first band on and the response was amazing. Thanks to all of you who supported us by picking up CD's and shirts - its hugely appreciated and you are supporting the band's future directly, nobody else! We've added a couple of photos from the show, more will follow in due course.
"The summer will be relatively quiet for us - we are working on 3 Irish shows for September (TBC) and we are writing new music. We hope to get to the UK/Europe later in the year but the cancelled UK dates last month cost us and it will take some time before we are reday to go again."
Gaia Epicus has posted studio footage online from the recording sessions of the new album "Dark Secrets." The video clip can be viewed below.
Boston's Hell Within are poised to release their new full-length album, "God Grant Me Vengeance," on July 13th, 2010. "God Grant Me Vengeance" was recorded in February at Damage Studios with Peter Rutcho (Bury Your Dead, Unearth, Revocation, etc) at the production helm. Hell Within will be hitting the road in advance of the release from May 21st through July 2nd. All dates will be supported by Letter to the Exiles. A video clip from the studio can also be viewed below.
The upcoming Hell Within tour dates are as follows: More...
Lacrimosa is set to release a 20th anniversary album titled "Schattenspiel" on May 7th, 2010. The band has now issued the following comment about the release:
"The one or other might ask himself, why don't Lacrimosa simply release a 'Best of Compilation'?
Very easy: a 'Best of Compilation' is for people who don't really know a band and with such a compilation of hits they shall be forced to like this band. But what about those who are listening to a band for many years and who have all their CDs already? What shall they do with a 'Best of'?
For the 20th anniversary we didn't want to make a CD for those who didn't care about Lacrimosa in the past, we made a CD for those whom we have to thank for this anniversary: you, our audience!
"And since we've been asked by you many times if we could finally release those compositions that we didn't include to regular albums, we now meet your wishes and present 16 unreleased and 2 brand new tracks on 'Schattenspiel'! But, some may ask now, what shall we do with left-over songs? At Lacrimosa there is no class society between the songs, because our aim is not to write hits, our aim is to express feelings and feelings are relative. If we didn't release a song at its time there was always a reason for it. An example: on 'Schattenspiel' (= shadow play) there are compositions which were as important to the development of Lacrimosa as supporting pillars in the house of our art and we couldn't just pull them out of this building back in those days. More...
An upcoming live show in Milwaukee featuring Hypocrisy, Scar Symmetry, Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle will be available for streaming online. The free live stream will occur on Monday, May 24th, 2010 via this location at 6pm Pacific / 7pm Mountain / 8pm Central / 9pm Eastern. To access the free live stream you will need to go through the free sign up process and download the Windows Media plugin Flip4Mac.
Florida power metallers Kamelot have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
6/4 2010 Rock am Ring Eifel, DE
6/5 2010 Rock im Park Nurnberg, DE
7/2 2010 Tuska Festival Helsinki, FI
7/8 2010 Norway Rock Festival Kvinesdal, NO
7/10 2010 Rockweekend Festival Söderhamn, SE
7/11 2010 Magic Circle Festival Tolmin, SK
7/17 2010 Zwarte Cross Festival Hengelo, NL
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, DE
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Vagos, PT
8/13 2010 Artmania Festival Sibiu, RO
8/14 2010 Sziget Festival Obudai Island, HU
9/8 2010 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Florida , US
9/10 2010 Center Stage Atlanta, Georgia , US
9/11 2010 JAXX Nightclub Springfield, Virginia , US Find Tickets
9/14 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
9/15 2010 Nokia Theatre New York, New York , US More...
Karen Page has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:
"So here we are. May 2010. This marks three years of karen page. Where to start. There's a lot of memories, and most of you don't give a shit. But this band started out as a fun activity between four friends. Jonny, anthony, rick, and myself. The music was pretty much a joke in the beginning. We were at the end of high school, in between bands, and we were just trying to pass the time. It was fun but the music was pretty much, well, awful. But we didn't give two shits. We played a bunch of shows on those shitty songs.
"Then the formula was changed. Anthony moved to guitar and we added a new drummer, chris. Chris was a great asset. Having him behind us helped us tremendously. It helped us tighten up. It made us feel like a band. It made us solid (well, kind of). So we recorded a 20 minute long ep entitled: ‘operator, operator, the phone is dead!’. Which we marketed as ‘the greatest album of all time.’ pffftttttt.... I listen to that record now and i can't believe how far we have come as musicians and as a band in three short years. Somehow, about a year after the release of ootpid. We got signed to Rotten Records. Someone wanted to sign us off of that ep. Pffftttttt..... Seriously though. So we singed and immediately began working new songs. More...
Los Angeles act Lizzy Borden has announced a series of upcoming east coast tour dates. The currently confirmed stops, as well as the band's European dates, are as follows:
5/20 - Berlin, NH - The White Mountain Chalet
5/21 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
5/22 - Baltimore, MD (ALL AGES) - Quarter @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
5/28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
5/29 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
5/30 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
6/1 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
6/3 - Wantagh, NY - Mulchay's
6/4 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
6/5 - Reading, PA - The Silo Night Club
6/6 - Newport News, VA - Budda's Place
8/6 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
8/7 - Brielpoort/Deinze, Belgium - Alcatraz Metal Festival
8/13 - San Javier, Spain - Leyendas del Rock festival
8/14 - Pontevedra, Spain - Vigo @ Sala Mondo
8/15 - A Coruña, Spain - Discoteca Ola Green
8/26 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
8/28 - Rijssen, Holland - Elsrock Festival
Misery Index is streaming the new album "Heirs To Thievery" online now at this location. "Heirs To Thievery" was recorded at Wright Way Studios just outside Baltimore, MD and will see a May 11th North American release date. The band will kick off a U.S. tour in support of "Heirs To Thievery" today in their hometown of Baltimore, MD. The band is touring with label-mates Dying Fetus, along with Arsis, Annotations of an Autopsy, and Conducting From The Grave. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:
5/6 Baltimore, MD Sonar
5/7 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
5/8 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
5/9 New Orleans, LA High Ground
5/10 Houston, TX Wired Live
5/11 Austin, TX Emo’s
5/12 Fort Worth, TX Ridglea Theater
5/13 Albuquerque, NM The Compound
5/14 Mesa, AZ U.B.’s
5/15 Pomona, CA The Glass House (California Metalfest)
5/16 Modesto, CA Modesto Virtual
5/17 Bend, OR Bend Event Center
5/18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
5/19 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
5/21 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
5/22 Des Moines, IA House of Bricks
5/23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
5/24 Minneapolis, MN The Rock
5/25 Peoria, IL Brass Rail (MISERY INDEX only)
5/26 West Dundee, IL Clearwater Theater
5/27 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
5/28 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre
5/29 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
5/30 Windsor, ON Chubby Pickle
5/31 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
6/1 Quebec City, QC L’Imperial
6/2 Montreal, QC FouFounes
6/3 Manchester, NH Rocko’s
6/4 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
6/5 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
6/6 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
7/16 Trutnov, Czech Rep. Obscene Extreme Festival 2010
Norwegian Gothic metallers Sirenia have announced they will be performing at the Caos Emergente Open Air festival in Portugal and the Art Mania festival in Romania. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/21 2010 Festival “kRock u Maibutnye” Kherson, Ukraine, UA
7/18 2010 Caos Emergente Open Air Viseu, São Pedro do Sul, Vila Maior, PORTUGAL
8/14 Art Mania Festival, Transylvania, Sibiu, ROMANIA
9/11 2010 Plock Cover Festival Plock, Poland, PL
Amberian Dawn has checked in with the following update about Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson performing on their next album:
"We are proud to announce that Mr. Jens Johansson, keyboard player of Stratovarius is going to appear on our next album. Before joining Stratovarius Jens has contributed his talent for bands like DIO and Yngwie J. Malmsteen.
"On this new AD album Jens is playing two keyboard battles with Tuomas Seppälä of AD. There's going to be electricity on the air when these two gentlemen meets each other on the battlefield of keyboards!"
Canada's Endast has posted a video blog online for their 1,000th live show. The video clip can be viewed below.
Kittie is currently working on the video for "Die My Darling," which is the fourth cut on their most recent long player, "In the Black." This video is a brief behind-the-scenes look at how Kittie makes a music video!
Metalunderground.com has received exclusive information that Harmonix and MTV Games will be announcing new downloadable content (DLC) from Judas Priest's "British Steel" live album. "British Steel" was originally released in April 1980 and was the band’s first platinum Top 40 album in the United States and their first Top 10 studio album in the United Kingdom. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the album, "British Steel" is being re-released as well as coming to Rock Band with nine live tracks of songs off the classic album. The new Judas Priest songs will be available next week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.
The DLC release will coincide with the reissues of the album on May 11. Here's the tracklisting:
Breaking the Law (Live) *
Rapid Fire (Live) *
Metal Gods (Live)
Grinder (Live) *
United (Live) *
Living After Midnight (Live)
You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise (Live)
The Rage (Live) *
Steeler (Live) *
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 May 12)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “British Steel 30th Anniversary,” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Tracks marked with “*” are also available for download in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.
Prices are as follows:
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$14.99, £7.49 UK, €10.99 EU (1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “British Steel 30th Anniversary”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track
Columbia/Legacy's re-release of "British Steel" will come in two configuations. There will be a British Steel 30th Anniversary Standard Edition available, as well as a British Steel 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition box set, available only through www.judaspriest.com. The standard edition features a CD of the original nine-song album, plus 2 bonus tracks, as well as a DVD featuring a “Making of British Steel" interview, as well as full concert footage of the 16-song set from the 2009 British Steel tour, filmed live at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, Florida. The deluxe edition features all this, plus a CD of the live recording from the Seminole Hard Rock Arena concert.
Members of Beyond the Dream and Gotham O.D. will be performing under the titled "United" for a Type O Negative tribute show at Nosturi in Helsinki on June 5th, 2010. The other currently confirmed bands for the show include: Dark Filth Fraternity, Dead Shape Figure, Depressed Mode, Ghoul Patrol, Grendel, Sinisthra, Throes of Dawn, Tukkanuotta, Thrashgrinder, and Vanguard.
Finland's Grendel has checked in with the following announcement about a string of upcoming tour dates:
"Grendel travels to perform abroad for the first time ever. The minitour consists four gigs and reaches all the way to shores of the Arctic Ocean in July 2010. Three shows with Amoral take place at Unlucky Metal Fest (Finnsnes, Norway), Tivoli (Rovaniemi, Finland) and Nuclear Nightclub (Oulu, Finland). The tour grand finale locates in Dante's Highlight (Helsinki, Finland) with Kill the Romance."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
6/5 2010 Nosturi Helsinki, Suomi
7/27 2010 Unlucky Metal Fest Finnsnes, NO
7/29 2010 Tivoli Rovaniemi, FI
7/30 2010 Nuclear Nightclub Oulu, FI
Bakersfield, California based nu metal veterans Korn has posted a new song online entitled, "Oildale (Leave Me Alone.)" You can check out a video of the song below. A music video for the song is expected to be completed later today. The song will be the opening track on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Korn III: Remember Who You Are," which will be released on July 13th through Roadrunner Records. More...
Metalcore bruisers Born From Pain have just announced their Asia State of Mind Tour 2010. A two-week jaunt through Japa, China, Indonesia, and Thailand, it will come right in late July, right on the heels of their European summer shows. For a complete list of Born From Pain's live plans, check their MySpace or website.
Here are the Asia State of Mind 2010 tour dates:
JULY 16th @ANTIKNOCK, TOKYO Shinjuku, JAPAN
JULY 17th @DAY TRIP, NAGOYA Tsurumai, JAPAN
JULY 18th @SENGOKUDAITOURYOU, OSAKA, JAPAN
JULY 19th @FIREBIRD, CHIBA Shinmatsudo ,JAPAN
JULY 21th @ BEIJING, CHINA
JULY 22th @ WUHAN, CHINA
JULY 23th @ GUANGZHOU, CHINA
JULY 24th @ HONGKONG
JULY 25th @ BANGKOK, THAILAND
JULY 27th @ BANDUNG, INDONESIA
JULY 28th @ TBA
JULY 29th @MU CAFE, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
JULY 31th @WEST BORNEO CULTURE, PONTIANAK, INDONESIA
AUG 1st @ SINGAPORE
More details on specific shows for the Asia State of Mind Tour are presumably forthcoming as the shows get closer.
It has been one year since post-metal outfit Isis released their superb "Wavering Radiant" album. And to celebrate that anniversary, they have released the complete lyrics for the album.
You can find the lyrics at their MySpace.
Isis will be on tour this summer with, at various points, Jakob, Tombs, The Melvins and Cave In. Check their tour schedule here.
Illinois’ LOW TWELVE are readying their new album, "Splatter Pattern" for a May 11 release. The recording of Splatter Pattern began in April 2009 with basic tracks. The release contains new songs plus a rerecording of their classic "Lines Drawn." The band will release "Splatter Pattern" on May 11, 2010 on their own label, DBC Records. In October 2009 Low Twelve filmed a video for the Splatter Pattern cut “Bodies In My Pocket.” one. This will be the first of several videos the band plans to shoot in support of the new CD.
Pete Altieri has given a rundown of "Splatter Pattern" track-by-track: More...
Apocalyptica is set to release its seventh studio album, "7th Symphony," on August 23rd (August 20th in Germany). The majority of the album was produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stoneage, Bad Religion etc.) with two other songs produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motörhead, Papa Roach).
The first single, “End Of Me,” features Gavin Rossdale, best known as the vocalist of the British alternative rock band Bush. The album also features a number of other notable guest performances: Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo plays on "2010"; "Bring Them To Light" features Joseph Duplantier, singer and guitarist of the French death metal band Gojira; "Broken Pieces" is a cooperation with Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm; and "Not Strong Enough" is sung by Brent Smith (Shinedown).
The band is set to promote the release of the new album with a worldwide tour in 2010 and beyond. The following dates have been confirmed already:
May 21 Nashville, TN – WUBZ Hootenanny
May 22 Louisville, KY – Headliners
May 23 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
May 29 Indianapolis, IN – WRZX "May Day"
Jul. 08 Mexico City, MX – Metropolitain Theatre
Jul. 09 Mexico City, MX – Metropolitain Theatre
Jul. 15 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
Jul. 16 Pontiac, MI – Eagle Theatre
Jul. 17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Jul. 18 Quebec City, QE – Summer Festival
Jul. 29 Luzern, CH – Blue Balls Festival
Jul. 30 Loreley, DE – Rockarea Festival
Jul. 31 Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere Festival
Aug. 07 Pori, FI – Sonisphere Festival
Aug. 12 Moscow, RU – B1