Metal News for May 7, 2010
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27 news articles posted on this day.
A fan-filmed video of Hellyeah performing the new song "Cowboy Way" in Brooklyn on April 27th, 2010 has been posted online. The footage can be viewed below. Hellyeah's new album "Stampede" is set to be released on July 13th, 2010.
Industrial band EVERYTHING GOES COLD has announced another West Coast Minotaur - this time with HANZEL UND GRETYL. They'll be playing together in Seattle, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City. Here are the upcoming tour dates:
Everything Goes Cold live with HANZEL UND GRETYL in Seattle
Tuesday, May 25. Doors at 7:00 pm.
Everything Goes Cold live with HANZEL UND GRETYL in San Francisco
Wednesday, May 26. Doors at 7:00 pm.
Everything Goes Cold live with HANZEL UND GRETYL in Salt Lake City
Thursday, May 27. Doors at 7:00 pm.
Atmospheric metal band Neurosis has been confirmed as a main act for the upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas Festival this December, with Godspeed You! Black Emperor acting as curators for the event. The festival is scheduled to take place at Butlin's Holiday Centre, located in Minehead, UK, from Friday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 5th, 2010.
Appearing throughout the weekend-long event alongside Neurosis are a range of artists hailing from countless genres, including Wolves In The Throne Room, Deerhoof, Bardo Pond, Tim Hecker, Growing and more. The more than 40 performing acts wer all hand-picked by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Get all of the details on the event here.
Miami's Thick as Blood is currently on a North American tour alongside Earth Crisis and First Blood. The band's tour schedule has now been updated with the following dates:
05/07/10 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
05/08/10 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
05/09/10 Brawl Studio Boise, ID
05/10/10 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
05/11/10 Rickshaw Vancouver, BC
05/12/10 Satyricon Portland, OR
05/13/10 The Underground Reno, NV
05/15/10 Boardwalk Sacramento, CA
05/16/10 Fox Theatre Pomona, CA "California Metalfest IV"
05/17/10 The Rock Tuscon, AZ Monsters
05/18/10 Wool Warehouse Albuquerque, NM Earth Crisis, Monsters More...
Norwegian extreme metallers Keep of Kalessin will release their new album "Reptilian" on May 14th (Europe) and June 8th (N. America) via Nuclear Blast Records. All of the tracks from the album are currently available for streaming online via MetalSucks.net.
The "Reptilian" track listing is as follows:
1. Dragon Iconography
2. The Awakening
4. The Dragontower
5. Leaving The Mortal Flesh
6. Dark As Moonless Night
7. The Divine Land
8. Reptilian Majesty
German black metallers No Empathy have finished recording their upcoming debut full-length album "Rust." The band issued the following statement about the album:
"We finally finished the work on our first full-length 'Rust.' And we are proud to announce that this black Maelstrom with it's eight chapters will be unleashed on 12" vinyl, limited to 500 copies on Tales from the Crypt Records. Distributor: Iron Bonehead Records. Mastered by Tore of the well known Necromorbus Studios. From now on the title track 'Rust' is audible at this location. Furthermore we're satisfied to announce the Release-Appearance to praise and glorify the Rise of 'Rust' on 19th of June in Leipzig. We raise our fists and hail to Orlog and Wolfthorn, also performing on this for us a lot counting Night!"
The "Rust" track listing is as follows:
2. Chaosophic Horrorcult
3. Black Maelstrom
4. Chalice of Vaus
8. Towards Infinity
Sirenia has been confirmed to perform at Norway's Jorddunst festival on the 15th of July, 2010 in Frøya. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Sirenia's other upcoming festival appearances 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
Project Zooom has uploaded a new song titled "Bone Crusher," which can be heard through the band's MySpace page. Project Zooom also issued the following comments about the new track:
"Bone Crusher is a new song just uploaded. Had requests from friends and fans for a faster more brutal tune for here. Many of my friends are fans of Death Metal and this is my ode to them. As a result, I redid the older version of Bone Crusher that was on ZS Concept with vocals. I took that version and gave it new vision and sound. Wanted one with a wicked lead as well as kickin bass and drums. Hope you like my results. Special thanks to my friends who gave their input and time. You know who you are."
As I Lay Dying's new album "The Powerless Rise," which is set to be released on May 11th, 2010 via Metal Blade Records, is currently streaming online in its entirety. The album can be heard through the official As I Lay Dying MySpace page. All 11 songs will be available from today through Monday, May 10 at 6:00pm PST.
While As I Lay Dying cross the U.S. on their headlining tour with Demon Hunter, Blessthefall, and War Of Ages, the group has announced a day-of-release in-store at Rolling Stones Music (7300 W. Irving Pk. Rd. Norridge, IL 60706). The in-store signing will begin at 3:30 PM sharp and continue until before the band's headlining show later that night at the House of Blues (329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL).
The upcoming As I Lay Dying tour dates are as follows:
05/07 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
05/08 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
05/10 Nashville, TN Rocketown
05/11 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
05/12 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
05/13 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
05/14 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/15 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
05/16 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
05/17 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
05/18 Eugene, OR Mcdonald Theater
05/20 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
05/21 San Diego, CA Soma
05/22 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues More...
Finnish act Observant was formed by Nygård-Staffan Holmnäs, Mikael Ekstedt-Kenna, and Jonas Frilund of Chtonian, as well as Mathias Lillmåns of Finntroll. Each of the members have played together in Pietarsaari before in various bands like Degenerate, Devious Imp, and Twilight Moon. The band recorded a 4-song promo EP "Corrodead" in winter 2010. The EP was recorded at Studio KPB by the band and mixed and mastered by Sami "Hannu" Koivisto at Biotech Audio Solutions and Nordic Audio Labs. All four tracks from the EP are currently available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
Danish modern metal act Mnemic has posted a music video online for the track "Diesel Uterus," which can be viewed below. The song is off Mnemic's latest album "Sons of the System."
The Red Chord has posted a video tour diary of their live shows in Japan through Metalinjection.net. The footage from the Japanese tour can be viewed below.
"Streetcleaner," the 1989 album from British industrial metal act Godflesh, is to be remastered and reissued in a deluxe digipak. The album was the second Godflesh release, and the re-issue will be brought up to date as an expanded special edition with all tracks remastered by founding member Justin Broadrick. The album also includes a bonus disc featuring 12 previously unreleased live tracks, alternate mixes and demos, and comes housed in a deluxe multi-panel digipak with detailed liner notes.
Justin Broadrick commented on the album: "Long awaited, and now fleshed out to the max, 'Streetcleaner', the most direct statement of intent we made as Godflesh, finally presented as it should be...."
The full track listing for "Streetcleaner" is as follows: More...
Italy's Broken Melody has checked in with the following announcement about working on a new documentary of their history:
"The band want to let you know that they are workin' on a documentary called 'Know your Identities' which will contain a huge quantity of new material, story and the evolution of the music between 'Mirroring Identities' and the new album that is arrived at the final pre-production process. The new album will represent a new step about the evolution of the band and it will be more strong and 'in your face.'
"With this new album we want to let you know our music direction. Until now, no one is able to classify our genre that is focused (for the media) between AOR and Thrash Metal. 'Mirroring Identities' need lots of listening session to understand the message, then, this new album will be more direct and engaging, a real fist in your stomach.
"The work that the band is finalizing is ambitious. The documentary will contain interviews, backstage moments and many other things. This idea was also decided due to the confirmation and plannin' of the new USA tour that will take place in November. Now, the track list, graphic designer and title of the new album is decided, just wait to let you know all the news."
Dead By April has issued the following announcement about performing alongside My Passion on a U.K. tour:
"As you might see there has come up alot of UK gigs and we are glad to announce that we will be coming to "the island" to do a tour together with our friends in 'My Passion.' Tickets are available now and be quick because it`s a special tour with quite small venues so the risk of selling out fast is quite high! Can't wait to get back to crappy English food and great English crowds!"
The upcoming Dead By April tour dates are as follows:
5/7 2010 Stars Vordingborg, DK
5/29 2010 Ungdomsfestivalen Köping, SE
6/5 2010 Bollnäs (Krog Tranan) Bollnäs, sverige
6/12 2010 Denmark copenhagen Copenhagen, denmark, DENMARK
6/15 2010 Varberg ( torget) varberg, Hallands l, SE
6/19 2010 Festival Rockehuset (halden) Halden, norway, NORWAY
6/20 2010 Pier pressure festival (Frihamnen) gothenburg, Västra Göt, SE
7/2 2010 Kiruna festival Kiruna, SE
7/7 2010 Gävle gävle, gävleborgs
7/9 2010 Sundsvall street festival Sundsvall, SE
7/16 2010 Traffic Jam Open Air Dieburg, DE
7/29 2010 PDOL Piteå, SE More...
Denmark's Illdisposed has announced the previously scheduled show in Stuttgart on Monday, May 10th is being canceled. The band will instead be performing a headlining show in Taufers, Italy on the same day. The upcoming Illdisposed tour dates are as follows:
5/7 2010 Gladhouse Cottbus (DE), DE
5/8 2010 Backstage München (DE), DE
5/9 2010 Mostovna Nova Gorica (SLO), SI
5/10 2010 Loop Sand In Taufers (IT), XXX, ITALY
5/11 2010 Stadtsaal Spital an der Drau (A), AT
5/12 2010 Kulturfabrik Kufstein (A), AT
5/28 2010 Lygten Station Copenhagen (DK), DK
6/11 2010 Death Feast Open Air Hünxe (DE), DE
6/29 2010 Train Aarhus (DK), DK
7/30 2010 Reidfest Rohr bei Meiningen (DE), DE
7/31 2010 Eisenwahn Open Air Obersinn (DE), DE
9/3 2010 Escape Metal Corner Wien (AT), AT
9/4 2010 Rock The Lake Festival Kärnten (AT), AT
9/10 2010 Meh Suff Metal Festival Hüttikon (CH), CH
9/11 2010 Meh Suff Metal Festival Hüttikon (CH), CH
Kingdom Of Sorrow, the band featuring Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and Crowbar leader and Down guitarist Kirk Windstein, has posted another track from their forthcoming new album, "Behind The Blackest Tears" online. You can check out the song, "Enlightened To Extinction" by heading to the bands official Myspace page. "Behind The Blackest Tears" is the bands second album, following their self-titled release in 2008. It is scheduled to be released on June 8th through Relapse Records.
Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following update about two new festival appearances:
"We are happy to announce that Cirrha Niva has been confirmed for the Roadgrill 2010 and the Occultfest 2010 line-up! The Roadgrill festival will take place on the 10th of July in Rotterdam (NL). Headliner of this festival will be Evergrey. More info at the Roadgrill website later on.
"Occultfest will have it's 9th edition this year. It's a 2 day festival, we are probably scheduled to play on the 2nd days Saturday the 4th of September. No further information about other bands yet, please check the occultfest website for info. See you out there!"
The upcoming Cirrha Niva tour dates are as follows:
5/7 2010 LITTLE DEVIL TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
5/8 2010 Beest Goes, NETHERLANDS
5/15 2010 The Rambler Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
7/10 2010 Roadgrill Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
8/7 2010 Alcatraz Metal Festival Deinze, BELGIUM
9/4 2010 Occultfest Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS
9/11 2010 The Cave Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
10/1 2010 Mario Metal Mania Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
German folk metal act Equilibrium has uploaded the first teaser trailer for the band's new album "Rekreatur." The clip can be viewed below. Equilibrium has also posted an acoustic version of the song “Heimwärts,” which will appear on the “Rekreatur” bonus CD. The track is available for streaming via the band's MySpace page. "Rekreatur" is the first Equilibrium album to feature new vocalist Robse Dahn, and the album will be unleashed on June 18th, 2010 via Nuclear Blast.
Equilibrium front man René Berthiaume commented: "The compositions of Equilibrium just ask for being played in different constellation. A lof of fans already did it and showed it on YouTube! Since we wanna offer our fans a lot more with each release than just the album itself, we recorded a bonus cd with acoustic versions of old and new songs for the limited edition of Rekreatur!"
Sweden's Hostile Cell is set to release the new album "The Deafening" on May 12th, 2010. The band has checked in with the following update about streaming four tracks off the upcoming album:
"We have launched a real simple, new website at this location. 4 songs are streaming in order: River Runs Black, Ghost, Freedom Fix, and Reanimation. The lyrics to the album are available on the site, because they don't come with the physical album! And of course there's a 'buy now' button for all of you who will want to order the album today. For those of you in the same area, see you tonight at Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg for the release gig!"
The track listing for the new album will be as follows:
1. River Runs Black
2. Sound of Revolution
5. Freedom Fix
7. 4 Walls
8. Speak or be Gone
9. the Poison
10. Hatesick (featuring Tony J. of M. A. N
Swiss act Lacrimosa released their 20th anniversary album "Schattenspiel" today, May 7th, 2010. The band has now posted a teaser trailer for the album, which can be viewed below.
Italian metallers Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have announced they will be supporting Evergrey on an upcoming European tour. Further details on the tour will be announced as they are made available. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder's current listing of tour dates is as follows:
5/8 2010 Sala KURSALL LIVE ACOUSTIC SET GROTTAMMARE, IT
5/16 2010 Ballroom Hamburg (Cafe Keese) HAMBURG, de, GERMANY
5/17 2010 Progresja Warszawa, PL, POLAND
5/18 2010 LOCH NESS KRAKOW, ap, POLAND
5/21 2010 PLANNING TOUR IN EUROPE WITH EVERGREY EUROPE, US
6/25 2010 FLORIDE - Nantes - FRANCE Nantes, FR
Israel's Undivine Essence is set to release a new split album with Nature's Elements that will be limited to 100 hand numbered copies. Undivine Essence has now checked in with the following update about the split:
"Hails to all of you night dwellers out there, we're glad to announce our first ever official release! The split album is self released and features 2 tracks by us and 3 tracks of our good friends Nature's Elements. The album will be available in the next month, and whoever that wants it for whatever reason, contact us! Much thanks for: Phenex (drums and design), Henry (logo), Dave (guest guitar solo), Tim (Gem studio) And Ronen (Eshel studio) Please hold on with every thought of self asphyxiation, there's more to come soon!"
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Crimson Sky
2. New Shape
1. Untitled 16
American heavy metal veterans Metallica has announced that they have added three more Australian shows to their touring schedule of Australia and New Zealand, due to overwhelming demand.
The tour dates are now as follows: More...
The Black Dahlia Murder and Unearth will soon be heading to Australia for a fairly extensive tour, including Perth, Adelaide and even some underage shows. Support acts have just been announced, and are available below.
Monday 31 May – The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (Lic/AA)
With: Hand Of Mercy and The Storm Picturesque
Tuesday 1 June – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (U18)
With: Wish For Wings
Wednesday 2 June- The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (18+ )
With: State Of Integrity
Thursday 3 June – Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA (Lic/AA)
With: Double Dragon and Universum
Friday 4 June – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (18+ )
With: Death Audio and The Abandonment
Saturday 5 June – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (U18)
With: State Of East London
Sunday 6 June – Amplifier Bar, Perth WA (18+ )
With: Make Them Suffer
British death metal outfit Annotations Of An Autopsy has posted their new music video online for the song, "Bone Crown." You can check it out below. The song comes from their latest studio album, "The Reign Of Darkness" which is available everywhere now through Nuclear Blast Records. More...
A German trainee high school teacher has been warned that he will be dismissed if he refuses to give up his role in death metal band, Debauchery. The 29 year old Thomas Gurrath is training to become a teacher in politics, history and ethics at Hegel Gymnasium in the city of Stuttgart, but is known in the local metal scene as "The Bloodbeast," his stage name with Debauchery, who feature naked, blood smeared women in their act.
He has now been given the ultimatum to choose between teaching and death metal as education authorities have told Gurrath he will have to give up the teacher traineeship he began on January 1 unless he quits his band.
Clemens Homoth-Kuhs, spokesman for the regional education authorities, told the Daily Bild: "We have in the end agreed that Mr Gurrath is now to stop his traineeship, but have told him that he can start again under certain conditions."