Metal News for June 11, 2011
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Body Count, the highly controversial band fronted by rapper and actor, Ice-T, recently performed a brand new song entitled, "Gears Of War" at this year's edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3.) You can check out fan filmed footage of the band performing the song below. This is the first new material from the band since the 2006 album, "Murder 4 Hire," and is expected to appear on the group's new album, which is rumoured to be released this year around September time.
Body Count is not the only band to have recorded a song for the "Gears Of War" series, American thrash metal legends Megadeth also recorded a song of the same name for the first installment of the series, where it appears in an instrumental version. "Gears Of War 3" will be released on September 20th. More...
Skinless has been playing some brutal metal for over twenty years. After splitting up, then reuniting, the band announced that they are finally disbanding and they played their last show at this year's Maryland Death Fest. The show went amazingly well, but ended with disappointed fans when they realized this would be the last they would see of Skinless. I got to talk to vocalist Sherwood Webber after the set to talk about the demise of Skinless and his future plans. A transcription is below the video footage. More...
Jackson Guitars has posted a video clip online of Megadeth's David Ellefson checking in from San Diego where he's been working on bass overdubs for the band's new album. Check out the clip below as Ellefson takes us through some of the bass guitars he's been using in the studio.
It was also recently announced that Megadeth will be recording a custom soundtrack for the upcoming "Never Dead" video game. Additional details and a clip of the game, which features new Megadeth music, can be found by heading over here.
Greek power metal act Fortress Under Siege has posted a video clip online for the song "Blind Faith," which is off the band's upcoming album "The Mortal Flesh of Love." The video is available below, and "The Mortal Flesh Of Love" will be released on July 1, 2011 through Metal Mad Music.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Deeds Of All Disgrace
2. Last Temptation
3. Holy Communion
4. My Foulest Sin
5. Gods Of War
6. Night Caress
7. The Mortal Flesh Of Love
9. Blind Faith
Auckland, New Zealand's Dying of the Light has uploaded a music video for the song "Skyscraper Blues," which can be viewed below. The video clip was produced, shot, and edited by Steve Hogg.
More information on Dying of the Light and additional tracks available for streaming can be found by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Lahore, Pakistan based metal band Dionysus has posted a song online titled "Burial Ground." You can check out the song in the clip below, or find additional details and more songs available for streaming through the Dionysus Facebook page.
Asking Alexandria has checked in with the following brief announcement about shooting two new music videos:
"Video shoots for 'Closure' and 'To The Stage' are done!! But we're not stopping there, go tell our awesome label Sumerian Records what videos you think we should film next!!"
No details were given yet on when the videos will be available for viewing. In the mean time, you can also check out footage of Asking Alexandria performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, or watch a previously uploaded video interview with the band from an Omaha stop by heading over here.
South Wales, UK based metal act Chaos Trigger is currently streaming the entire "Red" EP online. You can check out the tracks in the clips below. The "Red" track listing is as follows:
4. Full Metal Jacket
Metalassault.com has posted a video interview online with Craig Locicero of Forbidden, which took place in Hollywood, CA on June 9th, 2011. The interview is available for viewing in the player below. Forbidden is currently embarked on a North American tour alongside White Wizzard, with full details available here.
Reactivated thrashers Forbidden are touring in support of the band's latest album "Omega Wave" (reviewed here). You can also check Metalunderground's interview with the band in regards to the album by heading over to this location.
Almah, which recently announced an upcoming performance at the ForCaos Festival, has checked in with the following update about guitarist Marcelo Barbosa performing with Angra:
"Marcelo Barbosa will play three shows with Angra in Brazil (Suzano, Angra dos Reis and Brasília/Porão do Rock Festival) replacing the guitarist Kiko Lourero who will skip these live dates due to family reasons.
"Marcelo Barbosa is a well recognized guitar master and teacher in Brazil. Besides his career as the founder, owner and professor of GTR Guitar Institute, he became famous as a metal musician thanks to his work in such bands as Almah and Khallice. In 2007 Barbosa joined Almah.
"The 2nd Almah album recorded in the present line-up became one of the best metal releases of the year worldwide. Right now the band is preparing the 3rd studio effort. As we previously reported, at the end of May Barbosa finished the guitar parts for the new long-awaited CD of Almah. Edu Falaschi mentioned in the recent interviews, that it will be the best guitar work he has ever had on his albums.
"Thus, no wonder, that one of the leading metal bands in Brazil, Angra, invited Barbosa to replace its permanent guitarist to make these shows. The fans can really expect a great and exciting performance of Angra with Marcelo Barbosa. The first one will take place in Suzano, São Paulo state, on 11th of June."
Witchmaster has finished the recording of four new tracks, which are to be released under the working title of "Smierc." According to the band, fans should "expect nothing but raw old school metal in traditional Witchmaster style."
Witchmaster has also previously announced the following upcoming tour dates with Bulldozer, Azarath, and Deus Mortem:
02.09.2011 LUBLIN – Grafitti
03.09.2011 RZESZÓW – Pod Palma
04.09.2011 KRAKÓW – TBA
05.09.2011 KATOWICE – MegaClub
06.09.2011 WROCLAW – Firlej
07.09.2011 POZNAN – Blue Note
08.09.2011 WARSZAWA – Progresja
09.09.2011 BYDGOSZCZ – Estrada Stage Bar
10.09.2011 GDYNIA – Ucho
The following dates are with Aura Noir and Bloodthirst:
11.09.2011 Warszawa / Progresja
12.09.2011 Katowice / Megaclub