Metal News for June 12, 2008
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Regain Records has announced that THYRFING's currently untitled new album is set for a release date of October 22, 3008.
Few other details have surfaced about their new album. The band has been in the studio since May recording and the cover artwork will be done by Swedish artist Mikael Schelén and layout and photos by Jens Rydén.
New Jersey hardcore band Shattered Realm will enter the studio this summer to record two new tracks for an upcoming split release with the new (unnamed) band of John Wylie (Morning Again, Until The End). The recordings will feature the final contributions of Shattered Realm frontman Joe Hardcore, who has amicably left the band. Until the band finds a replacement, Chris (of Suffer The Living) will be filling in for live performances.
Farvahar Records has announced the signing of female-fronted melodic speed metal band Evarest. Hailing from the Czech Republic, Evarest is busy working on the final touches to their debut CD, "Fear," which will be released at the end of this summer.
In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's material and videos on their MySpace page.
Tennessee metal band With Faith Or Flames is currently in the market for a new guitarist as they look to replace Trevor DeGaine, who has amicably parted ways with group. Guitar players interested in the open position should contact the band via their MySpace.
Bullet For My Valentine's latest video for "Hearts Burst Into Fire" has been released online and can be viewed here or below.
As previously reported, Bullet For My Valentine has extensive touring plans this summer, performing at festivals across Europe and returning to the United States for an extensive headlining run as well. More...
OPIATE FOR THE MASSES' "Burn You Down" single impacted Active Rock radio this week. You can check out "Burn You Down" on the band's MySpace page.
In related band news, more dates have been added to the FILTER / 10 YEARS tour that OPIATE FOR THE MASSES started today. Two LA shows and a Phoenix show (current and former hometowns of band members) have been added to the run:
7/7 Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater)
7/8 Salt Lake City, UT (Avalon Theater)
7/10 Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
7/11 Phoenix, AZ (Tempe Marketplace)
7/12 Los Angeles, CA (The Roxy)
The band’s much anticipated full-length album and Century Media Records debut, "Manifesto," was recorded by two Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producers: Ulrich Wild (Slipknot, Deftones) and John Travis (Kid Rock, Buckcherry). "Manifesto" is set for a July 8, 2008 release.
Working their way from the East Coast to the Midwest and Canada, industrial goth-rock gods Christian Death are out supporting their latest album and Season of Mist debut, "American Inquisition." More North American dates are to be announced soon. For now catch them through next week in the following cities:
06/12/2008 The New Alhambra Arena - Philadelphia, PA
06/13/2008 31st St Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
06/14/2008 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
06/15/2008 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
06/16/2008 El Mocambo - Toronto, ON
Minnesota black metal band Hennes Siste Høst will be traveling the U.S. for the "Høstferd" tour in June and July, playing alongside local bands at each stop. The currently announced dates are as follows:
Jun 20 6:00P Høstferd Kick-off : DAY 1 Fargo, North Dakota
Jun 21 6:00P Høstferd Kick-off : DAY 2 Fargo, North Dakota
Jun 23 6:00P Heritage Hall Great Falls, Montana
Jun 24 6:00P Mootsy’s Bar Spokane, Washington
Jun 26 9:00P The Funhouse Seattle, Washington
Jun 27 2:30P Riversdale Grange Roseburg, Oregon
Jun 28 6:00P Glo Loca Portland, Oregon
Jun 29 9:00P Rotture Portland, Oregon
Jun 30 6:00P The Samurai Duck Eugene, Oregon
Jul 1 9:00P The Bouquet Boise, Idaho
Jul 2 9:00P The Broken Record Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 3 8:00P The Underground Denver, Colorado
Jul 5 9:00P Box Awesome Lincoln, Nebraska
Jul 6 6:00P The Haunted Basement Des Moines, Iowa
Jul 7 6:00P Nutty’s North Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Jul 8 6:00P Høstferd : Hjemkomsten Fargo, North Dakota
Female fronted and self proclaimed "sleaze metal" band Sister Sin has signed deals with Victory Records and Metal Heaven to release their first album. The band gave the following statement on their MySpace page:
"We are very proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Victory Records for the North Amercian territory, Australia and basically everywhere else except Europe where Metal Heaven will release the album. Looking forward to this co-operation and stay tuned for our first video and massive US tour dates!"
California thrash band Laaz Rockit has revealed the art from their upcoming album "Left For Dead" on their official website. The art can also be viewed below.
The band recently signed to Massacre Records, who will be releasing the new album on July 25th. The tracklisting for the album is as follows: 'Brain Wash', 'Delirium Void', 'Erased', 'My Euphoria', 'Ghost In The Mirror', 'Turmoil', 'Liar', 'Desolate Oasis', 'No Man', 'Outro'. More...
UK Death metal band Bolt Thrower has delayed the recording of their new album. The band issued the following statement on their website:
We've spent the last year trying to write songs for a new album, planning to go into the studio this summer, unfortunately, after a lot of thought, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the recording indefinitely. We know everybody says that their new album is better than their last, but with us we really believed that. From day one we made it clear that we'd stop recording when we felt we'd written the ultimate Bolt Thrower album, we just never knew when that would be, we kind of took for granted that each release would get better and better. But we have realised now that our last release, "Those Once Loyal" turned out to be that album, and basically the new stuff we have written just doesn't match up to it. We have a lot of pride in our back catalogue, and we refuse to turn into one of the many bands (like the ones we grew up listening to) who end up releasing crap, and we're also not prepared to compromise by instead releasing an album of cover versions or a 'best of' album. Sorry to disappoint those of you looking forward to hearing new BT songs, but we always said that we would never release anything we weren't happy with or that, in our view, didn't at least match up to our previous work.
German power metal band Axxis has parted ways with drummer Andrè Hilgers. The band issued the following statement on their MySpace page:
"Andrè will concentrate his full energy on Rage in the future. We wish him the greatest success out there and we want to say: Thanxx for all! We're sure that we all will hear a lot of positive things in the future from Andrè."
Vocalist Bernhard Weiss also stated "Andrè is a great person and a super drummer. He would earn to reach the top-ten list of the best drummers in Germany. We will miss him."
Keyboard player Harry Oellers added "We wish Andrè all the best for his future and we're looking back on wonderful 4 years in a successful time."
Swedish black metal band Lord Belial has set up a special MySpace page to stream the song "Sworn" from their upcoming eighth album "The Black Curse". The album is set to be released in September of 2008.
Viking metal giants Amon Amarth have posted video studio diaries of their time in Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden as they record their seventh album, which is currently untitled. The five video clips currently available can be viewed below. More...
On Saturday, Headbangers Ball will debut the new video from Montreal, Quebec death metal band Cryptopsy. The clip is for the song “Worship Your Demons,” which is on the group’s new album "The Unspoken King", which is set for a June 24 release.
The video was shot and directed by David Brodsky and the Mygoodeye team (Soilent Green, GWAR) in upstage New York. “David and his crew found an awesome dilapidated location for the shoot and we actually had to build a floor since there wasn’t one there when we arrived,” drummer Flo Mounier comments. “This is a straight up, brutal and in-your-face punishing live performance clip that pulls no punches. It’s basically two minutes of unabashed aggression and we had a lot of fun doing it.”
The video can be viewed here.
Rotting Christ, Novembers Doom, and Epicurean will team up for a North American tour early next year. Confirmed dates are as follows:
January 6 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
January 7 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
January 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
January 10 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
January 11 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
January 12 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
January 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
January 14 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
January 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
January 16 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square
January 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
January 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Arms
January 19 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
January 20 - Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
January 21 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
January 22 - Prince George, BC @ Sound Entertainment Soundstage
January 24 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar
January 25 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
January 26 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
January 27 - Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
January 28 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
January 29 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
Totimoshi, the Bay Area co-ed trio, whose most recent album earned widespread accolades, is set to release "Milagrosa" on July 8th via Volcom Entertainment with a national tour kicking off on August 5th.
The 11-song album was produced by Helmet guitar player Page Hamilton and recorded by Toshi Kasai (Big Business, Melvins). The first single from the new album, "Sound The Horn," can be previewed on the band's MySpace page.
The tour with Nebula is preceded by a hometown record release show on July 8 at 12 Galaxies where Totimoshi will be joined by friends, Big Business.
Here's the complete listing of Totimoshi's upcoming tour dates: More...
Massacre Recording artsist ENEMY OF THE SUN, the German band featuring guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., DESPAIR) and producer for such bands as LACUNA COIL and MOONSPELL, has added some summer tour dates to their schedule. Here are the latest dates:
27.06. D-Schloss Holte, Serengeti-Festival
06.07. D-Rojitzschora, With Full Force
02.08. D-Wacken, Wacken:Open:Air
09.08. D-Dragensdorf, Dragensdorf rockt
15.08. D-Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze-Open Air
21.08. D-Hameln, JochnRoll-Festival
06.09. D-Hagen, Werkhof (Metal Night Vol. V)
Light This City has dropped off their current tour with Death Angel, God Forbid, and Soilent Green, and has also cancelled their appearance on the upcoming Thrash and Burn Tour, with Darkest Hour et al. Rumors suggest that the San Francisco band has in fact broken up.
Warship, which includes Francis Mark and Rob Lauritsen of From Autumn to Ashes, is currently recording their debut album with producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Daughters, Pelican, Unsane). The disc is due out in the fall via Vagrant Records. You can check out the track "Toil" on the bands's new MySpace page.
From Autumn to Ashes will be going on an indefinite hiatus, vocalist Francis Mark stated, “It doesn’t feel much like a break up. Just feels like the end. It’s complete. I would say that we are going on indefinite hiatus because the term breakup suggests a more negative circumstance. There have been no quarrels between band members.”
"I’ve dedicated almost 9 years to FATA and it’s become something of a security for me. I’m looking forward to feeling uncertain and the freedom of starting a new band that has no definition. We don’t have any expectations or specific goals with Warship. We just want to play loud, have fun and share some positive music with our friends."
"The name Warship comes from a time last year when I was making worship candles (the tall, skinny glass jar candles you get in Brooklyn dollar stores and bodegas)," continues Mark. "They have paintings of saints on one side and a prayer on the opposite. I was buying blank candles and doing my own paintings on them. A friend asked me on a phone call what had I been up to and when I said "making worship candles," she thought that I meant candles with actual warships on them. This led me to thinking about the relationship between the two. How discouraging it is when 'worship' begets 'warships'."