Metal News for June 10, 2009
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25 news articles posted on this day.
After a few years of inactivity, Thorp Records is now back in action and has announced the addition of six new bands to their roster. New signings include:
1. Philadelphia/New Jersey hardcore upstarts, My Turn To Win.
2. The urban choir that is Albany, NY's hardcore/punk hooligans, Bulldog Courage.
3. Champions of energetic, fast-pace melodic hardcore, the female-fronted Portugese powerhouse known as Reaching Hand.
4. Obstinate, hard-nosed Irish hardcore underdogs, 20 Bulls Each.
5. Boston's new hope for old sounds, and torchbearers of hardcore/punk the way your father knew it, Refuse Resist.
6. NY's masters of office life comedy and stapler-stealing tomfoolery, Powerpoint.
New releases from all of the bands are expected to surface sometime between fall 2009 and early-winter 2010. For now, you can find additional information about all the bands here.
New Jersey's Mutiny Within has checked in with the following update:
"We are pleased to announce that Josh Wilbur will be mixing our debut album! Josh has mixed for many successful bands, such as Lamb Of God, Avenged Sevenfold, Trapt, Limp Bizkit, Atreyu, Fuel, and more.
"Also this summer, our label and our management will be checking in to some touring opportunities for us, which are really exciting. We're so eager to hit the road and play these songs live!
"That's all for now. Keep checking back for our latest updates, as the process continues..."
Pulverized Records has issued the following statement about signing Pestilential Shadows:
"Australian Black Metallers PESTILENTIAL SHADOWS recently inked a worldwide deal for their latest opus 'In Memoriam, Ill Omen'.
"The already-completed and released third full-length effort features some of Aussie's most prominent musicans from Nazxul, Rift, Illium, etc.
"In a world filled with human-caused diseases and mindless genocides, it is no wonder why Hell Under's PESTILENTIAL SHADOWS chose the term 'Anti-Human Plague Black Metal' to represent their brand of devastation.
"Treading the exact same path with their third full-length release, 'In Memoriam, Ill Omen' offers a bleak journey of sorrow-drenched riffs and a sonic production that mirrors the early 90's Black Metal sound, courtesy of guitarist / singer Balam.
"Featuring present and past members from Naxzul, Rift, Illium, etc, 'In Memoriam, Ill Omen' is a timeless piece of darl art that transcends all forms of mournful resentment towards human nature!"
Columbus, Ohio band The Crimson Armada have recently filmed a music video fro the song "The Serpent's Tongue," which comes from their album "Guardians." A making-of clip from the shooting of the video can be viewed below. More...
Wisconsin based one man band Opius is currently streaming two new songs online from the upcoming album "dimINnuendo." The tracks "The Mirror" and "Die 2 Nite" can be heard on the band's MySpace page. Opius has announced that new songs will be posted from "dimINnuendo" every few days until its release on July 4th.
Ron "Bumblefoot" has announced that he will be playing guitar on a number of shows this summer with Lita Ford. Also playing with the band is Bumblefoot drummer Dennis Leeflang.
Thal addresses the implications to his other gig with Guns N Roses:
"To GNR fans: Lita and I have GNR's blessings to do this together, all is cool. This won't interfere with upcoming GNR plans, I'll be flying out and coming right back.
"To Lita fans: lookin' forward to meeting y'all and having a great time together!"
Here are the upcoming shows: More...
Bahrain-based black metal band Dhul-Qarnayn is currently offering the single "Rising Eastern Legions" online as a free download. The track can be downloaded here.
Hatebreed has announced the following upcoming European tour dates:
6/13 DOWNLOAD (Main Stage) Donnington
6/16 Elysee Montmartre Paris
6/17 Garage Saarbrücken
6/18 Melkweg Amsterdam
6/19 Nummirock Festival (Finnland) w/ NAPALM DEATH Nummijarvi
6/20 KOBETASONIC FEST, SPAIN Bilboa
6/21 HELLFEST Clisson
6/23 VELVET CLUB, RIMINI, ITALY w/ LAMB OF GOD Rimini
6/24 T-Mobile Inmusic Festival Zagreb
6/25 Jolly Joker Balans Istanbul
6/26 Kansas City Live Festival (Denmark) w/ NAPALM DEATH Odensee
6/27 GRASPOP FESTIVAL Belgium Dessel
6/28 Markethalle Hamburg
6/29 Schlachthof Wiesbaden
6/30 Exit Chmelnice Prague
7/1 Randal Bratislava
7/2 GAGARIN Athens
7/3 VAINSTREAM FESTIVAL Munster
7/4 HATEBREED HEADLINES WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL Roitzschjora
7/5 Backstage Werk München
7/6 METALCAMP SLOVENIA Tolmin
Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno has issued the following announcement about seeking a backing band for a European tour:
"I am looking for a European backing band and no individual musicians or bands outside of Europe need apply.
"Applicants must have lots of previous and current live shows experience together, plus Transport, backline, website, photos, audio & video images of their live performances, regular email & constant telephone contact and Great attitude.
"YOU NEED TO GIVE ME ALL OF YOUR DETAILS (TO THE UNDERLINED ABOVE) BEFORE I WILL REPLY TO YOU.
"No Superstars or Morons need apply"
Christian thrashers Heaven's Force have announced that they will be releasing two demos together as one album titled "Aggressive Angel." The album will be released on July 21st through Open Grave Records. Four tracks from the album are currently streaming on the band's MySpace page.
Destroyer 666 has issued the following statement about the release date for their new album "Defiance:"
"The new album by D..666 shall be released June 19 2009.The same day the band plays France's Hellfest. So far reviews have been very positive."
Killswitch Engage has announced that their new self-titled album will be released on June 30th via Roadrunner Records. The band has issued the following statement about a special offer for pre-orders:
"Starting today, you will can preorder the special edition of the new album Killswitch Engage on iTunes and instantly get a copy of the new single “Starting Over” as well as an exclusive bonus track on June 30th when the album comes out. To sign up for the pre order click HERE!"
Psyopus has issued the following statement about their drummer offering private drum lessons:
"Jason Bauers, drummer of Psyopus, is now accepting private students for drum set and percussion instruction. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to, metal, funk, jazz, fusion, concert percussion, snare drum technique, and keyboard percussion. So whether you are looking to develop speed, technical knowledge, build you snare chops, or learn four mallet marimba solos, you will find help here. All ages and skill levels are welcome. If interested, contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org for details."
Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ has revealed that they will be entering the studio soon to record their next album. A message from the band reads as follows:
"New songs composing process has almost been completed and the band is ready to enter the studio for the recording sessions of its upcoming album that will follow up the very successful latest album Theogonia.
"Sakis (vocals/guitar) will take care of the production again and as being the main composer too he declares that he had his most trippy and exhausted simultaneously experience on his career squeezing his mind drawing down ideas that will follow up the band's latest album Theogonia and the end of the process find him as well as the whole band totally convicted that they finally managed it.
"We haven't more to say than proving it with the upcoming recordings and of course with its release that roughly estimated to be released in January 2010."
Heavy metal roup 3 Inches Of Blood has announced that they have completed work on their new studio album, "Here Waits Thy Doom" which is set to be released later this year through Century Media Records.
Guitarist Shane Clark says : "Our new album is finished and we've named it Here Waits Thy Doom. Much like our last record it is a step beyond the album that precedes it. We've again taken what we do a step further and not made Fire Up The Blades part 2, we've stuck to our formula - no formula. We are true metal fans and we've made an unapologetic metal record. I think this our most focused record to date, from writing all the way to mixing there was no unnecessary drama or too many cooks in the kitchen. This is 3 Inches Of Blood at its most punishing, epic and mighty."
Austrian extreme metal outfit Belphegor has announced that they will be naming their forthcoming new studio album, "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn." This will be the bands eighth studio record. It is currently scheduled to hit the shelves in October through Nuclear Blast Records.
American heavy metal group Mastodon has posted their new music video online for the song, "Oblivion." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "Crack The Skye" and is the second song from the record to be made into a video after, "Divinations." More...
Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom will have one of their songs featured in the forthcoming new video game, "Guitar Hero 5." The song, ""Done With Everything, Die For Nothing," which comes from the bands latest record, "Blooddrunk." Stay tuned for more details.
Industrial metal legends Fear Factory has announced that they will be heading to Australia in August for a series of concerts. The bands current lineup consists of Burton C. Bell (vocals), Dino Cazares (guitar), Byron Stroud (bass) and Gene Hoglan (drums.)
The tour dates are as follows:
August 18 - Capitol - Perth, Australia
August 20 - Tivoli - Brisbane, Australia
August 22 - Enmore - Sydney, Australia
August 23 - Palace - Melbourne, Australia
August 24 - HQ - Adelaide, Australia
American thrash metal legends Slayer has confirmed that they will be shooting a new music video on July 27th for a song from their forthcoming new studio album, "World Painted Blood." The band hasn't confirmed which song they'll be shooting the video for as of yet but expect more details soon. As a result of the video shoot, the band has been forced to cancel their previously announced show in Columbus, Ohio.
The first annual Hostile City Death Fest is set to take place on July 4th and 5th at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets for the all-ages show are $35 per day and are now on sale. Here's the line-up:
Total Fucking Destruction
Kult ov Azazel
Submerged in Dirt
Torn the Fuck Apart
Fuck the Facts
Cursed From Birth
In Her Virgin Womb
If you're in the Syracuse, NY area, there is a really awesome fest to go to this weekend. This fest combines two great things: b-movies and metal/hxc/punk music.
The Shaun Luu Horror Fest is an annual music/movie festival held in memory of Shaun Luu, who died in 2005 from brain cancer. From the fest site:
"Shaun was an amazing guy who was a big part of the Syracuse, NY hardcore/metal community. He sang for Word As A Virus and was a constant face in the crowd at pretty much every kind of show around here. He meant a lot to a lot of people and the fest is our way of remembering him and giving something back.
All the money made gets donated in Shaun's name to fight cancer. The first few years of the festival the money was donated to the American Cancer Society. Last year we decided that the money should stay local so we set up a few funds at University Hospital/Golisano Childrens Hospital in Shaun's name. One of the funds is to support brain cancer treatment and research at University Hospital, one fund is to get some new games and things for the activity room on the cancer ward in the children's hospital (the current activity room is run down and sparse...there are kids there that spend months stuck in the hospital, sick, and depressed as hell...it'd be nice to get some better things in there for them. Keeping peoples spirits up can make all the difference in fighting a disease), and the last fund is to raise money to build a new nurses station in the new children's hospital that will be marked in memory of Shaun."
So you can see eight movies for $20 on Saturday, then for $10 you can see twelve great bands, and at the same time help give some hope to cancer-stricken youth. You'll see the itinerary and all information after the jump.
As I Lay Dying announced recently that their Myspace was hacked, and that someone heinously added two tour dates to their itinerary. No funny pictures, no changing the html, not even changing the band name creatively. The "hacker" just added two tour dates. This hacker, of course, is probably named "Tour Manager."
Relapse Records prog-metal band Minsk, having recently returned home from their first-ever European tour, has announced a week of west coast dates in support of their new full-length "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone." Minsk is hitting the road with Olympia, WA’s Wolves In The Throne Room. You can hear the entire "With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone" streaming here.
Tour dates are as follows: More...
Melbourne death metal band Be’lakor has posted two tracks from their upcoming album, "Stone’s Reach," on their MySpace player. The album is set to be released on June 20th at their album launch at The Espy in Melbourne, and will also be available online and during the band’s four-stop Australian tour throughout June and July.
Here are the tour dates:
Sat June 20th: The Espy, Melbourne - w/ ‘neath, Envenomed, Arbrynth, Untruth
Sat July 4th: The Enigma Bar, Adelaide - w/ Black Orchid, Quasar, Quest
Fri July 10th: Monstrothic @ Rosies, Brisbane - w/ ‘neath Archaea, Aeternitas
TBA: TBA, Sydney - w/ TBA