Metal News for June 10, 2010
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34 news articles posted on this day.
Recent news of Ratt canceling their European tour due to Stephen Pearcy needing a hernia operation confirms what the lead singer has been hinting at for years, he really is doing the heavy lifting for this band…
SpikeTV aired their annual Guys Choice Awards this past week, awarding Ozzy Osbourne with the Literary Achievement award for his autobiography. In other rumored news, Ozzy will receive be receiving an honorary Medical Degree in Pharmaceuticals for his consistent stoned performance on The Osbournes… More...
American/British supergroup Orbs have announced dates for their first ever tour together as a band, featuring members of Between the Buried and Me, Cradle of Filth, Fear Before the March of Flames (aka Fear Before) and Abigail Williams.
Orbs are setting out on a 16 date tour across the United States in support of thier debut album, "Asleep Next to Science", due for release on Equal Vision Records in August, 2010.
Support on the trek will come from Boston's Junius. More...
Sydney metal band Resist The Thought has announced that their drummer, Jake Calleja, is no longer with the band and they are seeking a replacement. Here's the update directly from the band:
"Due to personal reasons, Jake Calleja is no longer a member of Resist The Thought. The news came as a shock to all of us, as Jake has been our drummer and best mate since the band formed. To be honest, we are all pretty upset about it, but this will not stop the band from touring and writing music!
"Jakes last show with the band will be at Campbelltown PCYC, June 18th with Sienna Skies. We will not be pulling out of any shows after this date (July 2nd Metalfest w/The Red Shore + The Thy Art Is Murder Sydney Dates - TBA) as we have a few mates to full in the position temporarily.
"This means we are looking for a new drummer. If you are interested- please send us an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Before you email us, please ensure you match the criteria below:
1. You can actually play the songs (new and old) fluently and confidently
2. Able to tour (we have interstate shows coming up)
3. Able to travel to South West Sydney for band practice.
4. Own GOOD gear (we have triggers/sample pad but you need a good sounding kit!)
5. Previous recording/touring experience is definately prefered.
"If you match this criteria, please email the following details to email@example.com.
3. Recording/Touring experience?
+ anything you think you should add."
And Hell Followed With guitarist Kyle McIlmurray was recently asked by Earache about the BP gulf coast oil spill, and gave the following response:
"Despite being a complete horror show, we think the BP oil spill can have some good along with all of the bad. Obviously the bad side is the pollution, the murder of the environment, wildlife and human lives, the killing of local businesses and every major fuck up BP has made before or since this all went down. In trying to think of the bright side, though, this whole mess has exposed a major corporation that's had America by the balls. By weeding out the corporations and showing people the truth about them, you're destroying American corruption day by day."
BigMusicGeek.com will broadcast a live interview with the outspoken And Hell Followed With guitarist on Wednesday, June 16th at Noon CDST. The group's Earache Records debut "Proprioception" will be released in North America on June 29th. The upcoming And Hell Followed With tour dates are as follows: More...
Sweden's Demonical has issued the following update about appearing at the Estonian Hard Rock Laager festival on July 2nd:
"We are thrilled to announce our first ever battle on Estonian soil, namely the Hard Rock Laager Festival in Vana Vigala on July 2. Finntroll, Rotting Christ and Metsatöll are some of the other acts on the bill. We will set the night on fire!"
You can find more information on the festival at this location.
Bangalore, India melodic thrash metal band Kryptos from have announced dates for their upcoming European tour. The tour begins on July 8th 2010 at the Rockmaraton Festival in Pecs, Hungary and then continues onward through Germany and Switzerland with Brazilian thrashers Torture Squad.
The full schedule of tour dates is as follows:
July 8th - Rockmaraton Festival. Pecs, Hungary
July 14th - Nachtleben. Frankfurt, Germany (w/Torture Squad)
July 16th - Pitch Black. Neiderkruchten, Germany (w/Torture Squad)
July 17th - Die Rohre. Stuttgart, Germany (w/Torture Squad, Requiem, Casket and more)
July 23rd - Rocktown. Pfaffikon, Switzerland (w/Torture Squad)
Slayer has posted a teaser trailer online for an upcoming music video off the band's latest album "World Painted Blood," which can be viewed below.
Portuguese HEAVENWOOD has posted a new video report from their last Show in LIVE SUMMER FEST 2010, in Azores ( Ponta Delgada ). HEAVENWOOD recently released their third album, "Redemption." A new song, "The Arcadia Order," was also played at the festival. they are currently working on a new album, which will be recorded soon. Watch the video below:
Estonian folk metallers Metsatoll have issued the following statement about the sales of their fourth album:
"Äio has sold over 13,000 copies in three months. The album, sung in Estonian, is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands and other bigger markets, and up until today, already 7,000 copies have been sold in foreign markets. Local fans in Estonia have bought 6,000 regular or limited versions of 'Äio.' Also included in the results are the digital sales of both the full album as well as separate tracks. 'Äio' was released by the world's leading music company Universal Music's sister label, the metal-oriented Spinefarm Records."
Metsatöll's vocalist Markus Teeäär also added: "We are positively surprised at the sales figures, and also more convinced than before that Estonian audiences care about us as much as we care about them. The results from abroad, though, came as a true bombshell. It has to be said that were it not for the undaunted and hard work of Universal, we would not be seeing these figures now." More...
Sweden's Shining has issued the following update about planning no U.S. tour dates for the remainder of the year:
"We'd just like to clarify that Shining is NOT touring in the USA this year, regardless of what you read on the internet. The closest we will get is a date in Mexico in December, where the venue still has to be confirmed. Why won't we be in the USA? First of all, we did receive an offer, but it did not meet with our requirements, and secondly, we are still working on getting approval for all the members to enter the country.
"As soon as we receive a realistic offer, we will be there, but until then we are concentrating on our upcoming dates in Europe and the European tour later this year, and on the release of the new album. n the meantime, watch this space in the coming few days - will be making an announcement. And remember, if you don't read something on one of the OFFICIAL band pages, it's not confirmed, or it's just an internet rumor."
Vancouver metallers Omega Crom have announced their Summer Shred tour dates in support of their debut album "Blood, Steel and Fire," which was released earlier this year on Reversed Records. This will be Omega Crom's second Canadian tour this year in support of the album.
"OC is stoked to tear up the stage with friends and fans on our 2010 Summer Shred Canadian Tour! We'll be debuting some searing new material as well as scorching tracks from our current album Blood, Steel and Fire. So come down, grab a beer and let's rip it up!" commented vocalist / guitarist Johnny Ketlo. The currently announced dates are as follows:
7/23 - Pogue Mahone, Kamloops BC w/ Kobra and the Lotus
7/24 - The Branding Iron, Armstrong BC
7/25 - Third, Prince George, BC (all ages)
7/26 - Better Than Freds, Grand Prairie, AB
7/29 - The Taphouse, St. Albert, AB
7/30 - The Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB
7/31 - Dickens Pub, Calgary, AB
8/2 - Filthy McNasty’s (Metal Monday’s), Edmonton, AB
8/5 - Parthenon Pizza, Brandon, MB
8/6 - The Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
8/7 - Black Pirates, Thunder Bay, ON – Zombie Walk Fest
8/9 - Serbian Center, Sudbury, ON
8/10 - Moon Over Marin, London, ON
8/12 - The Coach and Horses, Windsor, ON
8/13 - Siesta Nouveaux, Toronto, ON
8/14 - Piranha Bar - Montreal, QC
8/15 - Bar Le Magog, Sherbrooke, QC
8/18 - Kilroys, Thunder Bay, ON - Murder Fest
8/19 - Rideout Community Club - Kenora, ON
8/20 - The North Hill Inn, Brandon, MB
8/28 - Voodoo's, Penticton, BC
Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have released the finalized cover artwork for their upcoming album "Barbaric Blood," which can be viewed here. The cover artwork and layout for "Barbaric Blood" was designed by Martin Saavedra at Uruguay's Spina Studio (Aborted, Daath, Divinity, etc). The track listing for "Barbaric Blood" is as follows:
1. From The Ashes (…The Beginning)
2. Behold My Hate!
3. Shadow Of My Raven Wings
4. In A Thunder Of Ancient Glory
5. Pure Barbaric
6. Light's Demise
7. Kingdom's Blood
8. Voices Of Wilderness
9. The Perfect Fire More...
Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about signing a record deal with Indian:
"Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Chicago, IL’s Indian. Indian (Ron DeFries – bass, Bill Bumgardner – drums, Will Lindsay – guitar/vocals, Dylan O’Toole – guitar/vocals, Sean Patton - noise) formed in 2003 and has self-released a 7” EP followed by three full-length albums on Seventh Rule Recordings. The band will begin recording for their Relapse debut this fall."
Indian commented on the signing and forthcoming full-length, "We are hitting Semaphore Recordings in early October with engineer Sanford Parker, and with the addition of Will Lindsay on second guitar/vocals and Sean Patton on noise, it's going to be like nothing you've heard from us before. The album, which has yet to be named, is set for an early 2011 release and we will be hitting the road thereafter. Indian would like to thank Relapse and our fans...see y'all soon." More...
Avantgarde Music has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a 7" EP and a full-length album from Greek black metal act Acherontas:
"Acherontas roots back from bands' ashes formerly known as 'Worship' and later as 'Stutthof,' and thus are disciples of dark extreme music since 1996 in a dimension or other. In 2007 Acherontas moved their first step with the new moniker by releasing debut album 'Tat Tvam Asi (Universal Omniscience)' and after a few splits lps (with Necromantia, Drowning the Light and Leviathan) recently released a new full length album titled 'Theosis' on Dark Side Records.
"We are thrilled to announce that Acherontas have just inked a deal with Avantgarde Music to release a new 7" EP in late 2010 and a new full length album in 2011. Titles of both records will be announced when release will be scheduled."
British metal crew The Eyes Of A Traitor has made the song “Talk Of The Town" available for streaming on the band’s official Myspace Page. The band commented: "The song is probably the heaviest tune on the new album. It was one of the first songs we've created for 'Breathless' and it was written in a day." The Eyes Of A Traitor will release the new album "Breathless" on July 19th, 2010 via Listenable Records.
Skeletonwitch has issued the following following update about the band's upcoming tour dates:
"We're going to be tearing up the 'great white north' in July with our good friends in High on Fire! Priestess and Russian Circles will be on along on select dates. Fucking stoked! Hope to see you there. Check out the dates below...."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
7/8 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre w/ Russian Circles
7/9 Kamloops, BC @ Pogue Mahone w/ Hand of the Horse, TBA
7/10 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room w/ Russian Circles
7/11 Calgary, AB @ The Republik w/ Russian Circles
7/13 Winnipeg, ON @ Royal Albert Arms w/ Russian Circles
7/14 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks w/ Russian Circles
7/16 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ Priestess
7/17 London, ON @ London Music Hall w/ Priestess
7/18 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog w/ Priestess
7/20 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah w/ Priestess
7/21 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh w/ Priestess
7/22 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle w/ Priestess
7/23 Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall w/ Priestess
7/24 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau Heavy MTL Fest w/ Slayer, Megadeth, Alice Cooper and more
Avantgarde Music has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with French black metal act Nocturnal Depression:
"'The Cult of Negation' will be the new groundbreaking album for one of the most talked about underground phenomenons of the few last years: Nocturnal Depression. And we are proud to announce this masterpiece will be released through Avantgarde Music (scheduled release date 04/09/2010).
"A special record release performance will happen in Milan Italy (more info on the band's myspace and website) as a part of a multibands festival. 'The Cult of Negation' will be released in 3 different formats, including an extremely limited and numbered edition with extra contents (poster, patch)."
The cover artwork for the album can also be viewed at this location.
Finland's Ghoul Patrol has checked in with the following update about parting ways with their vocalist:
"All right, Ghoul Patrol has parted ways with singer Jukka Pihlajaniemi. These things are never easy or nice, but sometimes these things happen. We wish Jukka all the best for the future. For now we will continue with a session singer. Oku (Murdershock, Fleshred) will be doing the gigs we have booked for the summer and in July we will start auditioning for a permanent singer."
The upcoming Ghoul Patrol tour dates are as follows:
6/18 2010 Semifinal Helsinki, Uusimaa , FI
7/1 2010 Virgin Oil Co. Helsinki, HKI
8/15 2010 Semifinal Helsinki, Uusimaa
10/1 2010 Rocktown Hämeenlinna
10/16 2010 Pelikenttä Hyvinkää, Uusimaa
10/29 2010 Ravintola Balls Kajaani, Kajaani
Guitarist Alex Bouks of Pennsylvania death metal act Goreaphobia has issued the following statement about recording a new album:
"We have started recording our next yet to be titled opus of heavy metal darkness. The record is currently being recorded once again at drummer Jim Roe's 'Neanderthal Studios.' So far, we recorded drum tracks and some guitars. Some new songs to be featured are: Rust Worms, White Wind Spectre, and Totem of The Vulture.
"The only way I can describe the project is extremely diverse. Some songs we take a trip back to our early heavy metal roots. Everything sounds really great so far. We are all working very hard to out do 'Mortal Repulsion.' I feel the songs have matured along with the band. This also marks the debut of guitarist 'VJS.' We shall keep you all updated on our progress. Until then."
Austrian metallers Mastic Scum have posted video footage online of their performance at the Austrian Metalfest 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
Guitarist Jaleel of Mexican death metallers Rottenness has checked in with the following recap of the band's performance at the Maryland Death Fest:
"Hey there sickos! We just came back from the Maryland Death Fest VIII in Baltimore.... and we had a fucking brutal time! We want to thank Ryan and Evan for this opportunity and hope we can come back soon to this wonderful festival. But we want to give extra brutal thanks to all the people who supported the band on Sunday!
"Thanks to all you people who had a hangover, headache, drunk, sober, stoned for our set. Was great to see so many people during Sunday early. all the new friends, bands, labels, magazines, old friends which we met during that crazy weekend. Support MDF IX and we will see ya there! Stay sick and brutal!"
Shadows Fall is adding more dates to their summer touring plans. Not only is Shadows Fall set to perform in several cities in South America this summer, they are also poised to appear with Chimaira at select pre-Mayhem Festival shows and one Mayhem Festival off-date, and will be joined by Winds of Plague on several Mayhem Festival off-dates. The upcoming tour dates are as follows:
6/26 Mexico City, Mexico @ Crico Volador
6/29 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Novedades
6/30 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Super Rock
7/1 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar 110
7/3 Bogota, Columbia @ Parque Simon Bolivar
PRE-MAYHEM DATES W/ CHIMAIRA:
7/6 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
7/8 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
MAYHEM OFF DATES W/ WINDS OF PLAGUE:
7/12 Bend, OR @ Bend Event Center
7/15 Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
7/22 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
7/26 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights (w/ Chimaira)
8/2 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
8/9 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero More...
Six months after Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan's death, the cause of death has been determined as an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol, Orange County Deputy Coroner Mitchell Sigal told Rolling Stone. Toxicology reports indicate that Sullivan suffered "acute polydrug intoxication due to combined effects of Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol." Sigal added that Sullivan also had cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart), which was marked in the coroner's report as a "significant condition" that may have played a role in the drummer's death. The Coroner's Department conducted "five or six" different tests to verify the cause of death, Sigal added.
Oxycodone is painkiller that substitutes for Codeine, Oxymorphone is a painkiller similar to Morphine, Diazepam/Nordiazepam are anxiety medications and ethanol is the intoxicant in alcohol. Actor Heath Ledger similarly died from acute polydrug intoxication on January 22, 2008.
Sullivan, 28, died at his home in Huntington Beach, California. He was buried in a private ceremony on January 6th. Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates delivered a eulogy at the cemetery in front of the band, Sullivan's wife and family, ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck and members of Buckcherry and My Chemical Romance.
Since The Rev's death, Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy stepped in behind the kit to finish recording the new album, and then later to help out tour.
Read the full article at Rolling Stone.
Weedeater has issued the following update about the band's upcoming tour schedule and recording new material:
"Hey there, OK here's the latest. Keko's knee surgery was a success and he is back to a swift gallop; Dixie has hardly any buckshot left in his foot and with extensive rehabilitation has regained his signature stomp. Thanks again for all your warm wishes and support during both of those ordeals. The European tour starts tomorrow with our friends in Black Cobra and Saviours for a month of what is sure to be pure Euro-insanity. Hellfest with Kiss, Slayer, Godflesh, and Rwake? Plus all the other amazing bands? Holy Shit!
"After returning home there will be a few select performances in the US at Amelia Festival in VA on July 17th, as well as at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh NC on September 11th with Public Enemy, Tortoise, Kylesa and Harvey Milk. Following those shows will be the studio sessions with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio that have now been rescheduled for September. There will also be some more shows surrounding the studio time that will be announced soon. Stay tuned for updates and thanks as always."
Swedish death metallers Morbus Chron are currently streaming a new sample online from the upcoming EP "Creepy Creeping Creeps," which can be heard through the band's MySpace page. The band issued the following brief statement about the sample: "Uuuuhhhhhhhhh.... For those eagerly awaiting more Morbus, there's a teaser up now from the soon to be released EP, 'Creepy Creeping Creeps.'" You can also catch Morbus Chron live at the following upcoming live show:
6/12 2010 Skytteholmsfältet, T-bana Solna Solna, Sweden
Norway's Borknagar recently parted ways with bassist Erik Tiwaz (aka Tyr). The band has now announced I.C.S. Vortex (Arcturus, ex-Dimmu Borgir) will be stepping in to handle both bass and vocal duties on the upcoming Borknagar tour dates due to vocalist Vintersorg having other commitments. Borknagar issued the following statement:
"The band is currently working on touring plans for the future. Due to private commitments Vintersorg is unfortunately not able to join the band on the road for the moment being. Because of this, I.C.S. Vortex will step in to the fold to handle vocal and bass for upcoming live activities."
Guitarist Øystein G. Brun comments: "As stated in several interviews the last couple of month’s it’s our firm intention to bring the band’s live activities up a notch in respect for all our fans. There is just no way we can dismiss all the requests we get all over the world. We are currently working on some really interesting touring plans, but unfortunately our brother in music Vintersorg is not able to come along for the moment being due to private commitments. So Vortex being a previous member and always a good friend of the band, it feels great to have him back in the fold in order to execute these plans. Also, I would like to express my deepest admiration for Vintersorg’s open minded and supportive attitude, embracing the idea to pull this off with Vortex in his absence- to make this a genuine and worthy solution for Borknagar.” More...
Florida's Soulidium has issued the following announcement clarifying that they will not be laying the School's Out Rock Out show this weekend:
"Soulidium will not be playing with Mr. Bella this weekend, June 12th @ State Theater for the School's Out Rock Out. We canceled this show LONG ago as we are busy working on our new CD. State Theater's site is in Error. FYI."
Soulidium is also currently streaming several sample songs online via the band's MySpace page.
Norwegian Gothic metal act Tristania has posted a second teaser trailer online for the upcoming album "Rubicon," which can be viewed below.
The release dates for the album are as follows:
25.08.10 -- Spain
27.08.10 -- GAS, Benelux, ITA, SWE
30.08.10 -- Rest of Europe
31.08.10 -- USA/Canada More...
Alabama death metal act Grave Ritual, formerly known as Meathole Infection, had previously announced the band's upcoming album "Euphoric Hymns from the Altar of Death" had to be re-recorded. Grave Ritual has now issued the following update about the re-recording process:
"Everything has been recorded again except guitar leads and vocals. Should be finished in about a week or so. Then its off to mixing/mastering and then to the press. We will post the new track listing soon."
You can also hear sample Grave Ritual songs at this location.
Michigan's Tension Head has checked in with the following update about canceling all of the band's previously scheduled tour dates for June and July:
"Tension Head regret to announce that due to a medical issue within the band, we have been forced to cancel our scheduled dates in June & July... We apologize to our fans for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding regarding this matter."
You can still check out Tension Head tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Columbian black metal act Asbel released the album "The Dark, The Withered" via Salute Records on March 26th, 2010. Asbel has now checked in with the following update about working on a new album, which will feature several guest female vocalists:
"According to the great acceptance for the latest album 'The Dark, The Withered 2010' With female vocalists from Canada, Uruguay, Colombia and Turkey. Asbel decides to release The Dark The Withered Volume II, This time with the participation of female vocalists from Chile, USA, Colombia, Uruguay, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Hungary. (Waiting for more)
"The female vocalists who will participate: Draco - Band ‘Hydra’ Chile, Nemesis Divina - Band ‘Vow’ USA, Hypothermia - Band ‘Coldnight’ Colombia, Tamara - Band ‘Upon Shadows’ Uruguay, Moonlike - Band ’Blackest Orchid’ Canada, Aphrodite - Band ‘Black Palace’ Mexico, Beleth - Band ‘Psicomortis’ Argentina, Vorst - Band ‘Soulthorn’ Hungary. More...
Seattle hardcore thrash punks The Insurgence will be heading out on a West Coast tour in late June in support of thier new full length debut out now on Digital Warfare records. The tour starts June 24th in Yuba City, CA and has stops in Fullerton where they will be playing with Evacuate(featuring Mike Virus from the bands Cheap Sex and The Virus) as well as a show in Escondido, CA where they will be playing with The Pist from Connecticut on thier reunion tour. Other notable shows on the tour are Victorville, CA with The Casualties on thier one off show from the Vans Warped Tour, and Seattle, WA with punk legends GBH.
JUNE 24 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - YUBA CITY CA
JUNE 25 - CHINATOWN YOUTH CENTER - FRESNO CA
JUNE 26 - THE RIFF HAUS - FULLERTON CA
JUNE 27 - METAPHOR CAFE - ESCONDIDO CA
JUNE 28 - CLUB KARMA - VICTORVILLE CA
JUNE 29 - COMMON GROUND STAGE - RIVERSIDE CA
JULY 1 - CHOP SUEY - SEATTLE WA
Victorian black metallers Infektion have announced their "Painting Australia Black" mini-tour. The band will be hitting the road in various locations throughout VIC and NSW, including a special 1.5 hour set at their Bendigo show. You can catch the band at any of the shows listed below:
1st July 2010
Infektion @ Belmont Hotel, Bendigo
Extra long 1.5 hour set.
Tickets at the door.
7th July 2010
Infektion @ Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets at the door.
8th July 2010
Infektion @ The Chilli Lounge, Wyong
w/ Overthrown + more TBA
Tickets at the door.
9th July 2010
Infektion @ The Empire Hotel, Sydney
w/ Erebus Enthroned + more TBA
Tickets at the door.
16th July 2010
Infektion @ Central Club, Richmond
w/ Hybrid Nightmares, Ordeof Orias and Sanguinary Misanthropia
Tickets at the door.
24th July 2010
Infektion @ Motorcycle Club, Morwell
w/ Order of Orias, Sanguinary Misanthropia, Altars of Sin, Nocturnal Thirst and Belligerent Intent.
Tickets at the door.
If you can't catch them live, check out some of Infektion's music on their MySpace player.
Check out some professionally filmed video footage of SOULFLY’s performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal: