Metal News for May 9, 2007
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Resound Gr!nd Records recently signed UK death metal artist IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION. IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION is a 5 piece Metal band based in the small town of Wellington in Somerset/United Kingdom. They formed in late August of 2006 aiming to create the best heavy music they could. They are mainly influenced by the older, more original Death Metal bands such as DECAPITATED, DEICIDE, and NECROPHAGIST to name but a few. The sound they are producing is a very fast pace, powerful sound whilst maintaining melody and changes to keep it interesting.
The first gig they played was to 30 people in a shed, they quickly got promoting and by the third gig found themselves playing to 500 people replacing ABIGAIL WILLIAMS as main support slot with a band called BRING ME THE HORIZON. Since then they have played with many bands including BRING ME THE HORIZON again, THE ARCHITECTS, CENTURION, and ETERNAL LORD.
Now in April 2007 the band signed a record deal with Austrian based label RESOUND GR!ND RECORDS, just nine months after there formation. They are are currently working on the yet to be named EP to be released on RESOUND GR!ND RECORDS in September/October 2007. The material will be entirely new, apart from track "I have risen" currently playing on the MySpace website.
The following four tour dates have been added to the Deftones 2007 U.S. Summer tour:
6/27/07 San Diego, CA - Viejas
6/29/07 Fresno, CA - Rainbow Ballroom
6/30/07 Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
7/5/07 Reno, NV - The Theater - Grand Sierra Resort
The Deftones are touring in support of their latest release "Saturday Night Wrist."
The Brazilian metal band TRIBUZY, formed and headed by singer Renato Tribuzy released their studio debut "Execution" with a 'heavy-metal-allstar-team' featuring Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske, Mat Sinner, Ralf Scheepers, Roland Grapow, Andreas Kisser, Kiko Loureiro and Roy Z. The musical influences used by TRIBUZY during the writing process were the great classics such as Powerslave (Iron Maiden), And Justice For All (Metallica) and other 80's heavy music.
The album "Execution Live Reunion" has 11 tracks in total and features all of the guests from the "Execution" studio album in a special performance onstage with TRIBUZY. The album was produced by Roy Z and Renato Tribuzy, and mixed by Roy Z at Mountain View studio, in LA, USA.
The Line-Up consists of:
Renato Tribuzy – Vocals
Gustavo Silvera – Guitars
Frank Schieber – Guitars
Ivan Guilhon – Bass
Flavio Pascarillo – Drums
With Guests: Bruce Dickinson (vocals), Michael Kiske (vocals), Kiko Loureiro (guitar), Mat Sinner (vocals), Ralf Scheepers (vocals), Roland Grapow (guitar), Roy Z (guitar)
The "Execution Live Reunion" tracklisting is as follows: More...
For over four years, ERBEN DER SCHÖPFUNG kept a low profile, but now the band formed by Oliver Falk returns with new material and a new line-up. "The new songs are much heavier and we have focused much more heavily on the guitars, as well as in using more digital effects. The new material moves in the direction of Electro/EBM Dark Metal. Plus, we have added quite a few surprises," says Oliver. The yet untitled album is currently being recorded in the band´s very own studio and scheduled for a late 2007 release.
After the success of their chart album Des Königs Henker, SALTATIO MORTIS is finally back in the studio under the supervision of producer Thomas Heiman-Trosien (In Extremo, Schandmaul). Heavy guitars in combination with Medieval sounds will define SALTATIO MORTIS' next release. Musically and lyrically, the new, untitled album that is scheduled for an August 31, 2007 release will perfectly fuse modern times with the Dark Ages.
Watch out for an exclusive show in Substage/ Karlsruhe, taking place in May 11th, where SALTATIO MORTIS will present their new songs for fans and press there.
ADRIFT, the Florida-based band featuring DEICIDE/ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, former EPITAPH/RESURRECTION drummer Kevin Astl and vocalist Dean Pskowski (ex-SYNAPSE), has issued the following update:
"We are currently in pre-production on ADRIFT's next album, as yet untitled. We plan to record at least 12 songs and as many as 15. Time is booked from June 1-17. We'll keep you posted on details as they happen."
ADRIFT's last release was the August 2006 four-song EP containing the tracks "The Calling", "Vague Unconscienceness", "Memory" and "What You've Become".
For more information, visit their Myspace page.
TOTIMOSHi are back on the road throughout May 2007, touring as support for RTX, the new band from Jennifer Herrema of ROYAL TRUX. The tour consists of 26 dates across the country, and TOTIMOSHI will follow that up with appearances at two skateboard demos and a homecoming show the week following the end of the tour. Totimoshi's tour dates are as follows:
Tue 1-May Denver, CO Larimer Lounge w/RTX
Wed 2-May Lincoln, NE Duffy's Tavern w/RTX
Thu 3-May Kansas City, MO Recordbar w/RTX
Fri 4-May Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon w/RTX
Sat 5-May Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry w/RTX
Mon 7-May Chicago, IL Empty Bottle w/RTX
Tue 8-May Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasant's w/RTX
Wed 9-May Lansing, MI Mac's Bar w/RTX
Thu 10-May Detroit, MI Small's w/RTX
Fri 11-May Columbus, OH Ravari Room w/RTX
Sat 12-May Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub w/RTX
Sun 13-May Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant Street w/RTX
Tue 15-May New York, NY Gramercy Theatre w/RTX
Wed 16-May Providence, RI AS220 w/RTX
Fri 18-May Boston, MA O'Brien's Pub w/RTX
Sat 19-May Brooklyn, NY Luna Lounge w/RTX
Sun 20-May Baltimore, MD Ottobar w/RTX
Tue 22-May Richmond, VA Wonderland w/RTX
Wed 23-May Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 w/RTX
Thu 24-May Mt. Pleasant, SC Village Tavern w/RTX
Fri 25-May Athens, GA 40 Watt w/RTX
Sat 26-May Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits w/RTX
Sun 27-May Orlando, FL The Social w/RTX
Tue 29-May Atlanta, GA The Earl w/RTX
Thu 31-May Houston, TX Red Room @ Meridian w/RTX
Fri 1-Jun Austin, TX Emo's w/RTX
Sat 2-Jun Seattle, WA Zumiez Couch Tour Skate Demo
Sun 3-Jun Portland, OR Zumiez Couch Tour Skate Demo
Sat 9-Jun Oakland, CA The Uptown
Asphyxiate Recordings will venture into the vast and dark world of experimental electronic music with the label's first release being with the highly respectable acts Aymrev Erkroz Prevre and Vinterriket. Expect a vinyl LP to be released on Fog Art Records. The split CD is expected to be released in June or July.
Polish black metal band RAVENDUSK has inked a deal with Mondongo Canibale Records for the release of its second album, entitled "Astroblack Advent". The follow-up to 2001's "Shadow Cast" will contain 11 tracks of "symphonic black metal," featuring "plenty of captivating melodies and atmospheres, but still heavy and powerful." An audio sample is available for download at this location. Check out the cover artwork at StayMetal.net.
Norwegian goth-inspired symphonic metal band WHERE ANGELS FALL has posted two new demo songs — "Freedom is Finite" and "Path of Sorrow" — on its MySpace page. A video for the track "Female Stigma" — which can also be heard on the group's MySpace page — was shot last month.
WHERE ANGELS FALL is currently seeking a new label home following its split with Edgerunner Music last year. The band's full-length debut, "Illuminate", was released in February 2006. The CD was recorded at Toproom Studio and is the follow-up to the band's "Dies Irae" EP, which was issued in 2004.
Portland’s ENGORGED have announced more upcoming tour dates:
June 9 - Portland, OR @ The Satyricon w/ Buried Blood
June 22 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre (Goregon Massacre Fest)
“Weapons of Mosh Destruction” tour with F.K.Ü. and GHOUL:
June 25 - Sacremento, CA @ T.B.A.
June 26 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
June 27 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon
June 28 - South Gate, CA @ The Allen Theatre
June 29 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
Grammy-nominated rock powerhouse Stone Sour is set to release a special, enhanced edition of their Gold-Certified album Come What(ever) May on Roadrunner Records on June 26. The special edition is jam-packed with extensive bonus material. The audio portion boasts six previously unreleased and unavailable tracks, including an acoustic cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” recorded live for a Canadian radio performance earlier this year. The bonus DVD features all four music videos from Come What(ever) May: “30/30-150,” “Through Glass,” “sillyworld” and the band’s latest “Made of Scars.” In addition, the DVD includes a never-before-seen full concert performance. Filmed in October 2006 in Moscow at the RAMP awards, the concert documents Stone Sour’s first and only visit to Russia.
“Now before all of you fans get upset about a re-release, (because I know how you are), let me just say that I am an avid music fan and a record collector. That's why, when the decision was made to release a special edition, we knew that it had to be just that: special,” says guitarist Josh Rand. “We added everything we could possibly get our hands on, including an entire show from Russia, making it only the greatest special edition ever! You guys are gonna love it!”
Here is the Come What(ever) May Special Edition Tracklisting & Bonus Material: More...
DevilDriver's highly-requested new album The Last Kind Words will hit store shelves on July 31st. The album artwork has already been revealed, and to go along with that, there was a photo shoot to unveil the band in all its glory. Check the photos out here.
Diran Noubar's powerful new documentary "Over The Madness" about U.K. band PARADISE LOST provides unique insights on a rock band and the emergence of the "gothic metal" movement. The documentary referred by SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian as "THE film showing the inception and progression of PARADISE LOST" has already been nominated for some key film festivals this year, including Swansea Bay Film Festival (U.K.), Everglades Film Festival (South Africa) and the Wave Gotik Festival (Germany). The film's world premiere is set for the Cannes Film Festival's Market on Monday, May 21 (Palais D, 11:30 a.m.).
This year, PARADISE LOST are celebrating their 20th anniversary and the release of their 11th album. Along with country mates ANATHEMA and MY DYING BRIDE, the band — named after John Milton's epic 1667 poem — is credited for pioneering gothic metal. Throughout years of creative challenging and musical experimentation, PARADISE LOST have persisted in delivering a densely evocative and richly textured brand of metal. Creating a cult-following in many countries around the world, they have released commercially successful musical masterpieces, selling over two million records. Today, their influence still clearly transpires in the sound of most gothic and heavy metal bands. More...
FC Metal Recordings has announced as its inaugural signing the exceptional heavy metal band from Asturias, Spain, DARKSUN. In September 2007, FC Metal will release "The Dark Side", the English-language version of DARKSUN's second album, "El Lado Oscuro". "The Dark Side" will be the band's first album sung in English, as their first two highly acclaimed releases — "El Legado" and "El Lado Oscuro" — were both sung in Spanish.
"The Dark Side" was mixed by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, SILENT FORCE, ADAGIO, SYMPHORCE), while the vocals were produced by Lars Ratz (METALIUM). The album features a guest appearance by singer Peavy Wagner of RAGE on the song "Prisoners of Fate" (DARKSUN also collaborated with RAGE on their "Speak of the Dead" album, creating a Spanish version of the song "Full Moon" entitled "La Luna Reine", which appeared as a bonus track).
NIGHTRAGE have confirmed La Bellevilloise as the venue for Paris, France when they hit town on June 3rd. They will be out supporting MNEMIC, with SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE also on the bill.
The tour schedule is now as follows:
16 - Kopenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Train
18 - Groningen, Holland - Simplon
19 - Hameln, Germany - Joch´n´roll Festival
20 - Hamburg, Germany - Ballroom
21 - Berlin, Germany - Knaack
22 - Essen, Germany - Turock
23 - Stuttgart, Germany - Club Prag
24 - München, Germany - Feierwerk
25 - Erstfeld, Switzerland - Transilvania Live
26 - Villach, Austria - Volkshaus Landkron
27 - Lustenau, Austria - Culture Factory
28 - Wien, Austria - Arena
29 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal
30 - Budapest, Hungary - Kultopia
31 - Gleisdorf, Austria - Kulturkeller
1 - Würzburg, Germany - B-Hof
2 - Jarny, France - Plein Air De Rock 2007
3 - Paris, France - La Bellevilloise
COLDWORKER have confirmed the schedule for their upcoming tour with MISERY INDEX And DEW-SCENTED. It is as follows:
15 - KFZ - Marburg, Germany
16 - Summer Blast Festival - Trier, Germany
17 - AJZ Bahndamm - Wermelskirchen, Germany
18 - Indiego Glocksee - Hannover, Germany
19 - Feierwerk - München, Germany
20 - Alter Stattbahnhof - Schweinfurt, Germany
21 - Transilvania Live Club - Erstfeld, Switzerland
22 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
24 - Music Box - Manchester, UK
25 - Underworld - London, UK
26 - Cavern - Exeter, UK
27 - Goudvishal - Arnhem, Holland
28 - 1000Fryd - Aalborg, Denmark
Irish black/death metallers FOR RUIN will release their debut album, "December", in June or July through Sentinel Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. Into Red
03. Towards an End
09. Another Breed
Check out the cover artwork at this location.
DUBLIN DEATH PATROL (DDP), featuring TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy and former EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza, have announced the following upcoming tour dates:
3 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
8 - San Francisco, CA - Fat City
9 - Concord, CA - Time Out Tavern
13 - West Midlands, UK - J.B.'s
16 - Biddinghuizen, NL - Fields Of Rock Fest
18 - London, UK - The Underworld
19 - Bradford, UK - Rio's
Dublin Death Patrol also features Andy Billy (guitar - SACRED DOG, RAMPAGE, GUILT), Greg Bustamante (guitar - Rampage), Steve Robello (guitar - OUT OF CONTROL), Philthy Demmelition (aka Phil Demmel, guitar - MACHINE HEAD, VIO-LENCE, DEATH PENALTY, METAL WARRIOR), Willy Langenhuizen (bass - Rampage, LAAZ ROCKIT), John Souza (bass) and Danny Cunningham (drums).
The band's debut DDP 4 Life, is out now via Godfodder Records.
Australian melodic power metal band BLACK MAJESTY will issue its third album, entitled "Tomorrowland", on June 1 in Europe through Limb Music Products. Check out the cover artwork at this location. The track listing is as follows:
01. Forever Damned
02. Into the Black
03. Evil in Your Eyes
05. Soldier of Fortune (DEEP PURPLE cover)
06. Bleeding World
07. Faces of War
08. Wings to Fly
09. Another Dawn
11. Memories (digipack bonus track)
12. Kingdoms (digipack bonus track) More...
SINISTER's May 11 show at Hubba's in Denver, Colorado has been cancelled after the venue closed its doors. As a result, the Dutch death metallers' only U.S. appearance will take place on May 12 as part of the Minneapolis Mayhem 4 festival. Other previously cancelled dates include San Diego, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City.
A preview clip of the first-ever live DVD from SINISTER, entitled "Prophecies Denied", has been posted online at YouTube. Released this past January in North America via MVD Visual, the disc was shot with seven cameras on August 24, 2006 at the Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland and was made available as a standard DVD and a DVD+CD limited-edition package. The DVD also includes an interview with the band's frontman Aad Kloosterwaard and guitarist Alex Paul as well as a documentary, "Angels of the Apocalypse", plus rare footage.
SINISTER's latest CD, "Afterburner", was released last year through Nuclear Blast Records. More...
Legendary heavy metal band ATTACKER has signed a deal with Chavis Records for the worldwide digital distribution of their complete catalog, including the critically acclaimed "Battle at Helms Deep", "The Second Coming", "Soul Taker" and "The Unknown".
Formed in 1983 as one of the first heavy metal bands to use J.R.R. Tolkien's books as a source of inspiration, ATTACKER released "Battle at Helms Deep" and quickly amassed a legion of metal followers making the LP an underground classic. ATTACKER released "The Second Coming" in 1988 and then went on a hiatus.
2004 saw ATTACKER make a solid comeback with the release of "Soul Taker". Live appearances at the Keep It True festival in April 2004 in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany and the Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival in October 2004 at Manifesto Hall in Hoorn, Holland followed. The band then went on to record its newest effort, "The Unknown", which came out in 2006. More...
Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH has announced a few North American tour dates with Mespotamian masters MELECHESH.
SIGH is touring in support of its upcoming album, "Hangman’s Hymn", due on June 12 via The End Records. This is the first North American tour for MELECHESH, who released its critically acclaimed album "Emisarries" in January. Also on the touring bill is Atlanta's sludge/doom outfit ZOROASTER.
Confirmed dates so far:
Jul. 06 - Europa - Brooklyn, NY
Jul. 13 - Opera House - Toronto, CA
Jul. 14 - Sapphire Club - Montreal, QC More...
The "Excess Of Evil" European tour has been cancelled. The trek was to run this month and feature Marduk, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Goatwhore, Melechesh, and Pantheon I. Here's a statement from Enslaved:
"We are not entirely informed and convinced as to why the tour is cancelled – we were promised an immediate statement from the touring agency (Metalysee) several days ago, but nothing has arrived. At this point, with few days left for the intended tour start, we could no longer wait and we are issuing this, to be honest, half-informed statement. We are normally booked through Goldstar Music in Norway, let us stress over and over again that this tour and its demise is not their workings, this was a one-off collaboration with another booking agency.
All we know is that the tour is cancelled and that we feel disappointed, bitter and at the same time vengeful. We are disappointed because we looked forward to performing top notch shows, being part of a high class package and meeting the fans, the friends; the scene. Bitter because we were already stretched to the limit to do this tour – we were ready to go out and do minimalist shows, with a session keyboard player (as Herbrand Larsen couldn't go due to personal reasons. We feel vengeful because we know we will come back and do these shows tenfold stronger. Our booking agent Goldstar has told us they are already working on rescheduling several of the shows this coming autumn.
As always, there will be speculations as to why this happened. Again, we regret to say that this was never really "our" tour so we lack some insight into the "whys" and "whos" and "whens". We can only state that we were ready to go, no injuries, no imprisonment, no primadonna acts; none of the usual industry clichés. We have heard rumours about why the tour was cancelled, but we choose not to repeat them until an official statement is issued from Metalysee/ Marduk. We hope other sources of information (web boards, forums, magazines) will remain equally patient/ respectful for the official version.
We'll be back with more info should it appear, along with any eventual re-bookings of these shows. A heartfelt thank you to all the people being ready for the shows in France, the UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and Austria– we will return."
Obsidian Records' recording artist Misery' "On Demon Wings" CD is being pressed. Thefull tracklisting is as follows:
2. On Demon Wings
3. Twisting the Knife
4. Blood of the Ancients
6. Ill of the Dead
7. Disciples of War
8. The Black Arts
9. And Then They Die
10. In Tongues
11. Burning Hatred
Aversion to Life have been forced to cancel their European Tour with
The band's label, Nice To Eat You Records, reports:
"on behalf of AVERSION TO LIFE we would like to extend our apologies as uncontrolable issues has led us to drop off the ritualized dissection tour. we are dealing with legal matters at this time. but, will hopefully soon be resolved. we would like to thank everyone involed in booking this tour: all promoters, organizers, club owners and to the bands who would be playing with us. ATL will be touring europe in the near future as we were really looking forward to it. i hope you can accept our apologies. stay butal!"