Metal News for June 12, 2010
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24 news articles posted on this day.
German extreme metallers Secrets of the Moon will headline this year's edition of Hells Pleasure Metalfest, which is set to take place in Pössneck on July 23rd and 24th. The band commented:
"We want this show to become a very special event for the band and at the moment we work hard to turn ideas and visions into reality. The festival has a brilliant line up to offer (e.g. Mayhem, Sadistic Intent, Deströyer 666 & Count Raven) and we're proud to be a part of it. Be prepared for a night of glorious sinister adoration surrounded by an intense set selection of all our albums."
Additional details on the festival can be found here. Secrets of the Moon also has the following upcoming tour dates:
6/19 2010 Hellfest Open Air Clisson, FR
7/16 2010 Caos Emergente Open Air Vila Maior, PT
7/24 2010 Hells Pleasure Metalfest Pössneck, GERMANY
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, DE
8/27 2010 Hole in the Sky Bergen, NO
Santa Cruz death meta act Odious Mortem has issued the following brief update about re-recruiting former guitarist David Siskin: "We are glad to announce that David Siskin has returned to Odious on guitar to bring back the original line-up! A 3rd album is in the works and will be recorded sometime in 2011." In the mean time you can check out current Odious Mortem tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Philippines based death metallers Perverse Molestation have issued the following announcement about releasing a new album in September of 2010:
"Greetings! Finally, after the hard work in making and recording our materials, we are proud to announce that we have finished already the album entitled 'Sadistic Way of Intense Perversion.' And hopefully will out this early September 2010 which will be released by Coyote Records [Russia]. More updates and announcement soon. Cheers!"
You can also hear several Perverse Molestation tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Italian brutal death metal band Septycal Gorge has announced the following upcoming U.S. and European tour dates:
7/16 2010 Las Vegas Deathfest 2010 Cheyenne Saloon, Nevada, US
7/17 2010 Las Vegas Deathfest 2010 Cheyenne Saloon, Nevada, US
7/23 2010 Central Illinois Metalfest 2010 Canopy Club - Urbana, US
7/24 2010 Central Illinois Metalfest 2010 Canopy Club - Urbana, US
9/10 2010 Meh Suff Metalfest hüttikon - Switzerland
9/11 2010 Meh Suff Metalfest hüttikon - Switzerland
9/25 2010 Injected Output Escape Metalcorner - Vienna, AT
You can also check out Septycal Gorge tracks via the band's MySpace page.
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The Haunted has announced their first ever gigs in South Korea. Here are the dates:
August 07 Seoul, V-Hall
August 08 Busan International Rock Festival
The Haunted's live DVD/CD set, "Road Kill," is currently out worldwide.
Darkane has announced the following update on the upcoming live DVD:
"Yes, finally our DVD 'Layers of live' will be released through Listenable Records. The main concert of this DVD was filmed/recorded in May 2006 in our hometown of Helsingborg. It sure took some time to put this DVD together since we did it ourselves together with our friend and video editor Per Christoffersson, but due to record label 'issues' been delayed two more years. We're very happy that our friends at Listenable Records now made it possible to release it!"
The main live show was shot May 4th, 2006, in a club called The Tivoli in Helsingborg. The bonus live tracks were shot during smaller shows in Sweden and bigger summer festivals in 2002 - 2003. The release of this DVD also celebrates the first 10 years in the history of Darkane.
The band is also currently writing new material for the next album.
Here's the trailer for the DVD:
English metallers Neverborne has checked in with the following update:
"We are excited to announce that we will be working with two guest musicians on our upcoming album. Antony Hämäläinen (Nightrage) will be providing guest vocals on the track 'Mechanical Ruin' while Henrik Danhage (ex-Evergrey, DeathDestruction) will be doing a guest solo on a track that's yet to be named.
"To be working with such talented musicians from bands that we admire and respect is really inspiring and we cant wait for you all to hear the final product. As of today we've completed preproduction on 10 of the final 12 tracks and are due to begin recording with Karl Groom of Thin Ice Studios on 19 July.
"Although we're still working on the album title, we can reveal the following track names... Forget To Live, Embers To Ashes, Mechanical Ruin, Confession and Beneath The Scars. The new album can be described as a natural progression of the Neverborne sound that defined our debut release, In Absence Of Fear with more focus on groove and melody
"We trust you will enjoy!
"That's all for now."
Kerrang! interviewed Megadeth bassist, David Ellefson, at the Download Festival on earlier today (June 12) to talk about what the band has in store for today's set and the upcoming "Big Four" shows featuring Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. Watch the video interview below.
Australia's Empires of Eden is set to release the new album "Reborn in Fire," which features a 30 piece orchestral score and eight vocalists, on July 16th, 2010. The band issued the following brief update about recruiting Sean Peck to perform on the album:
"Empires of Eden is very proud to announce Sean Peck as one of the feature artists on the upcoming album 'Reborn in Fire.' The screamer from San Francisco is lead vocalist for US based power metal band Cage."
Guitarist Stu Marshall also commented, "Sean was one of the guys I approached for the album after being a huge fan of his band Cage. His vocal range is something to really hear as the guy has one of the most intense and expressive voices in metal music today. The other great thing was his ability to compose material. I sent him a song that was really aggressive and he was able to rearrange the parts as he saw a best fit. Sean’s song Total Devastation is definitely the heaviest track on the CD and pure, kick in the face screaming heavy metal"
Canada's Kuldakaust has checked in with the following update about recruiting new members and recording new material:
"It's been awhile since we've updated everyone out there but we are still alive and kicking. We will hopefully be playing some shows this summer. We've just recently added a Vocalist that goes by the name of Trauma and a Guitarist that goes by the name of Bontey. The songs are getting a lot tighter and dynamic so look out for some demoed songs in the near future, both new and updated.
"Recording....well, we are getting ready for our full length album and in doing so we are going to be recording/demoing some of the new songs as well as the an updated version of an older song. Once done we'll make sure we put them up on our MySpace.
"Finally to end things, we've moved to October's Mist Records, which is the parent label to Beneath the Fog. It's on the major side of labels. We look forward to the new change, the growth and opportunity that has been presented to us."
Footage has been posted online of Steel Panther's press conference at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg. The first clip can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump.
Fuck The Facts has issued the following statement about fan-filmed footage and photos being posted online from the band's performance at the Maryland Death Festival:
"Once again playing MDF was an insane blast! Huge thanks to Ryan & Evan for inviting us out once again and also everyone that came out early on Saturday to watch us play. Here are a bunch of photos & videos from our performance that night (thanks for sharing them with us! If you have some that aren't here, contact us and we'll add them.) We'll have more photos and videos up from the rest of the US dates shortly as well."
The first video clip can be viewed below and the rest can be found after the jump.
Alice In Chains will be performing at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's "Rock 'n Rev" festival, which is set to take place from August 9th - 13th, 2010 in Sturgis, South Dakota. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Wolfmother, Creed, Skillet, and More. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Dutch metallers Massive Assault have posted footage online of the band's performance at the 2010 edition of the Herriefest, which can be viewed below.
New Hampshire black metal act Vintage Flesh has checked in with the following update about the drum recording process:
"Whew, as the drummer for this new pursuit I can tell you I am relieved to be complete, I only hope I can remain proud of what I have done when it is all over. My damaged nerves made this a real process. The drugs and the excess coffee over the years have certainly had there way over my ravaged inner workings. I feel I did the best with what my body can do though. We had Gemini of C.N.V. sit in on drums for one song 'Priest skin ship.'
"I was having particular nerve problems that day and my blast beats were for shit. Wo in hopes of moving on Gemini valiantly offered to help. In three takes it was complete. Though we may have at it one more time. It seems Gemini may be laying down some bass soon as well. We were bass free on the first release so this should fill things up a bit and bring out the doom elements as well. More...
Canada's Adytum has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"Finally after a year without a singer we have found the guy. His name is Mark Johnson, he used to play in a band called LifeBlind here in Newmarket. We would like to officially welcome Mark into the dysfunctional family that is Adytum. We are rehearsing like crazy to get ready to play shows and hopefully tour. Adytum will hit the stage soon and we can't wait to share the stage again with all the great bands the we have played with."
You can also check out Adytum's music via the band's MySpace page.
Australian power metal act Black Majesty is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Basinfirefest, which takes place from July 2nd - 4th in Spalene Prorici, Czech Republic. Other confirmed bands include Testament, Dope Stars Inc., Dream Evil, Ektomorf, Venom, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Italy's Bury Me At Dawn is currently offering all the tracks of an EP for free download. The "Like Leaves In Autumn" 2009 release can be downloaded at this location. You can also check out several sample Bury Me At Dawn tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Chile's Procession is currently in the studio recording a new album titled "Destroyers of the Faith," which is scheduled to be released later this year via Doomentia Records. Procession has issued the following report on the 10th day of recording:
"Studio Report Day 10 'Live Fast :: Play Slow:' OK, after an exhausting session of 10 hours finishing some rhythm guitars, melodies, mistakes and mighty soloing, the MUSIC for 'Destroyers Of The Faith' is finished. Now we rest for a couple of days to start with vocals on Sunday.
"Tracklist: -Hyperion -Destroyers Of The Faith -Chants Of The Nameless -Tomb Of Doom -The Road To The Gravegarden -White Coffins."
Los Angeles metal band Spineshank has posted the third part of their studio video blog. Watch the footage below:
Italian metal band TwinSpirits are entering the studio for the production of their new album. The recording will take place in June, July and August 2010.
Philadelphia metal band Single Bullet Theory has posted a video update from the studio online. the video features Matt Difabio tracking rhythm guitars for their new record and was recorded on June 11th. Watch the video below:
New Jersey metal band The Binary Code has posted a video update about how they created the artwork for their latest EP themselves. Watch the video below: