Metal News for June 12, 2011
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Argentinian heavy metal band RIPIO has finished the pre-production of their next album (the fifth). This album has 11 new songs. This CD comes with DVD of the recording, photos, video and an interview with the sound technician. The band has also started the filming of two new videos for "Pasa un dia mas" and "Cuando descubran lo que pensado" from the last album.
RIPIO finished their fourth CD in 2009, which was been recorded in the studio Sonosfera with Luciano Perez and Juan Albarino.
In the meantime, check out the band's last video they released:
New York hardcore outfit No Redeeming Social Value has issued a statement regarding the death of Anal Cunt frontman and founder, Seth Putnam, who died yesterday from a suspected heart attack. The group's message reads as follows:
"R.I.P. Seth Putnam of Anal Cunt. Truly a sad day it is that we have lost such a tremendous talent. NRSV has enjoyed playing w/ A.C. over the years as they were one of the best, and most revolutionary bands of our time. Never again will we hear/ play 'Anal Cunt Sucks and They're All Gay' w/o thinking of Seth and his awesome talent. See you in Hell my friend!"
Relapse Records has announced the signing of American heavy metal warriors Christian Mistress. Relapse commented on the band:
"Christian Mistress (Christine Davis: vocals, Jonny Wulf: bass, Oscar Sparbel: guitars, Reuben W. Storey: drums, Ryan McClain: guitars) has released their debut full-length 'Agony & Opium' in 2010 to critical acclaim and as toured alongside Thrones, Slough Feg, and more in support of the release. The Olympia, WA band is preparing to enter the studio next month with Tim Green (Melvins) to begin recording their Relapse debut and follow-up to Agony & Opium."
Christian Mistress also commented on the forthcoming LP: "In this offering our drive and power has branched from the roots of our beginnings. Wild and lightning-charged songs move ever forward in our attempt to reach the core."
The band will be performing in the Northwest this weekend alongside Slough Feg and Witch Mountain.
Madrid, Spain's Looking For An Answer is currently streaming the band's new full-length album "Eterno Treblinka" online now through Crustcake.com. Head over here to get your taste of the new songs, or check them out in the player below.
"Eterno Treblinka," which shares a title with the Charles Patterson book about animal rights, was recorded at FDS and VRS studios in Madrid and was engineered by Samuel Ruiz. The album includes 16 brand new tracks as well as a cover of Fear of God's "Running Through The Blood/"
The album saw its North American release this past Tuesday, June 7th, and is available now through Relapse. The vinyl pressing will be through Power It Up in Europe and Deep Six in North America.
Looking For An Answer is also among the headliners at this year's Play Fast Or Don't Fest held the weekend of July 29th - 30th. Play Fast Or Don't is an annual DIY festival held at an airport hanger in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Additional festival information can be found here.
Solace of Requiem has checked in with the following announcement about lining up European tour dates for the fall:
"Solace of Requiem will be touring in Europe again this Autumn on a two-part tour, playing six countries in two and a half weeks. SOR would like to say thank you to all the people who are working hard to make this tour possible. Especially Michael Morgenstern with MorningStar Productions, a long time old-school metal friend and the best booking man in Germany. Patrick Roscher with Moshquito/Xiom, a good man to have on your side when you need to speak in a foreign language. And our new friends with Disbelief & Mor Dagor, without whom the tour would not be possible.
"Part One Believe In Nothing Tour 2011 is scheduled to be in France, Belgium and the Netherlands and will be headlined by the German Death Metal band Disbelief. Solace of Requiem and the German Prog Death Metal band Xiom will play as their support for these dates.
"Part Two Black To Death Tour 2011 is scheduled in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. These dates will all be headlined by Solace of Requiem and the German Black Metal band Mor Dagor W/ Ex Members Of Belphegor (mordagor.de) will be playing as SOR's support. All of the cities and venues will be published as soon as the tour dates are all confirmed."
Nowadays, the idea of crossing heavy music with rap conjures up visions of the nu metal fad in the late 90s/early 2000s, with the likes of Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park springing to mind, bands which are less than popular amongst many fans of heavy music. However, in the late 80s and early 90s, the idea was fresh and many bands were able to fuse the love of both genres, including Anthrax, Faith No More and Body Count. One of the first bands to incorporate rap music permanently into their brand of sonic assault, was Brooklyn’s own, Biohazard.
Biohazard was formed in 1987 by bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, drummer Anthony Meo and guitarist Bobby Hambel, with Billy Graziadei joining as a second guitarist and vocalist soon afterwards. The band released their first demo the next year and were immediately met with criticism and accusations of promoting fascist and white supremacist messages (a contradiction in terms since Seinfeld is Jewish.) The lyrics in question were later revealed to an attempt to impress fellow Brooklyn group, Carnivore (led by future Type O Negative frontman, Peter Steele) and their fan base and the band soon distanced themselves from these early songs, eventually adopting an anti-racist message. Before they had even released a full length, the Biohazard found themselves on the receiving end of many bans in New York, with promoters worried their shows would lead to violence. Despite, or perhaps because of, this reputation, the four piece were offered a deal by Maze Records and released their self-titled, debut album in 1990.
The release of the album allowed them to tour in Europe, an experience which would open their eyes to the fact that the urban decay they had experienced at home was not a unique thing. With this knowledge in mind, the band set to work on their next album, "Urban Discipline," which was released in 1992, this time through Roadrunner Records (with whom long time friends Mucky Pup had helped to arrange a deal.) The album was a hit, helped largely by the single, "Punishment" receiving regular airplay on the MTV show, Headbanger’s Ball. The success also led to the band performing with a variation of bands from Sick of It All to Kyuss to rap stars House of Pain. Supporting House Of Pain was not to be their only contact with rappers either, as the band twice teamed up with the hardcore rap group, Onyx, recording the songs, "Slam" and "Judgement Night," the latter of which was the title track for a 1993 movie, though the soundtrack proved to be far more popular and successful. More...
The Ghost Inside has revealed the dates for its upcoming tour of Europe. You can check out the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below. The band are also set to take part in the forthcoming North American "All Star Tour," with more details regarding that trek being this location.
07/01 Roitzschjora, GER – With Full Force Festival
07/02 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival
07/03 Bocum, GER – Zwischenfall
07/05 Hradec, CZE – Rock For People Festival
07/06 Kosice, SLO – Coliseum
07/07 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
07/08 Kassel, GER – Hotspot
07/09 Stapelmoor, GER – Free For All Festival
07/10 Dublin, IRE – Fibbers Magee
07/12 Steyr, AUT – Roda
07/13 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
07/14 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
07/15 Dour, BEL – Dour Festival
07/16 Trier, GER – Summerblast HC Edition
Canadian hardcore punk act Comeback Kid has posted its latest music video online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "The Concept Stays" and can be viewed in the player provided below.
A new music video from hardcore act Grave Maker has made its way online. You can check out the video for its track "Stronghold" in the player below.
Modern metallers Attack Attack! have posted a new song online. The track is titled "Last Breath," and is featured on the band's forthcoming re-issue of its self-titled full length album. The re-release version is set to hit stores on July 19, 2011 through Rise Records. You can check out the song in the player below.
Vancouver, Canada heavy metal act Bison b.c. has announced that Matt Wood (Haggatha, ex-3 Inches of Blood, ex-Pride Tiger) has joined the band as its new drummer. Bison guitarist/vocalist James Farwell commented on the addition by saying;
"A couple months back Brad [Mackinnon, former drummer] told us he had made the difficult decision to leave the band. We lived and breathed music together for almost five years and it was a fucking honor to share the stage and create music with him, not to mention doing all kinds of fucked up shit that was fucking way fun. It was a hard decision for him, and we wish him all the best, and hey, we still go and get wasted together.
"Enter Matt Wood. Masa and Matt used to play in a band called Goatsblood way back in the day, he also totally slays in a couple of local bands – Congress and haggatha – so we invite him to come jam with us, purely out of pity. Turns out he’s pretty good for a drunk just shy of fifty. So, on behalf of Bison bc inc., we would like to welcome to the band, our new drummer, Mr. Matt Wood" More...
Metalcore act Of Mice & Men has posted another new song online for streaming. The track, titled "Repeating Apologies," appears on the band's impending new album "The Flood" which is set for release on June 14th through Rise Records. You can check out the song in the player below.
European extreme metal act Lock Up have announced that both Carcass frontman Jeff Walker and Hypocrisy/Pain vocalist Peter Tagtgren - who performed on the first Lock Up album - will be appearing on the band's forthcoming new full length. The new album, titled "Necropolis Transparent," is set to be released on July 12, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the revised track listing for the album below.
1. Brethren Of The Pentagram
2. Accelerated Mutation
3. The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos (feat. Jeff Walker)
4. Necropolis Transparent (feat. Peter Tägtgren)
5. Parasite Drama (feat. Jeff Walker)
6. Anvil Of Flesh
7. Rage Incarnate Reborn
8. Unseen Enemy (feat. Jeff Walker)
9. Stygian Reverberations
10. Life Of Devastation
11. Roar Of A Thousand Throats
12. Infiltrate And Destroy
13. Discharge The Fear (feat. Jeff Walker)
14. Vomiting Evil
15. Stigmatyr (bonus track)
16. Through The Eyes Of My Shadow Self (feat. Peter Tägtgren)
17. Tartarus (instrumental)
Black metal icons Mayhem have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek is set to come from Keep Of Kalessin, Hate and Abigail Williams. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
11/02 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
11/03 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theater
11/05 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
11/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/07 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
11/08 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
11/10 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/11 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
11/12 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
11/13 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
11/14 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
11/15 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
11/16 Winnipeg, MB – The Osbourne Village Inn
11/17 Regina, SK – Exchange
11/18 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
11/19 Calgary, AB – Dickens
11/21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
11/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
11/25 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom
11/26 Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theatre
11/27 West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
11/28 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
11/29 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
12/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
12/03 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
12/04 Austin, TX – Emo’s
12/05 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12/06 New Orleans, LA – The Hangar
12/07 Orlando, FL – The Club
12/08 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/09 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
12/10 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
12/11 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
American deathcore act Attila has posted some new studio footage online. The band are preparing to release its forthcoming new album, titled "Outlawed," this summer through Artery Recording.
Following speculation around the net it has finally been confirmed through Anal Cunt's publicist Kim Kelly that the band's iconic and extremely controversial frontman Seth Edward Putnam has passed away. The singer, who was age 43, succumbed to a suspected heart attack with no other details being released to the press at this given time. Kim Kelly commented on the passing of Seth Putnam by saying:
"Yes, it's true. Seth Putnam, one of the most infamous musicians that extreme metal has ever seen, the grindcore GG Allin, has passed away due to a heart attack.
"I handled all the promotion for Anal Cunt's last album, 'Fuckin' A,' and Seth was always happy to oblige any request I sent his way. The band had been working on a new album before his passing, so chances are his musical career's epitaph has yet to be inscribed.
"I want to remind everyone that no matter how outrageous and controversial his musical career has been, Seth was still a human being with friends and family that loved him. I'm hoping that the Internet will remember that. This is a very sad and trying time for those that knew him, and the last thing they need to see is an outpouring of message board hate. The man lived and died by his own rules; if anything, respect him for that."
Throughout Seth Putnam's career he has played in 17 separate bands, performed guest vocals on Pantera's "The Great Southern Trendkill" and released 10 studio albums with his trademark band Anal Cunt. A new Anal Cunt record, titled "Wearing Out Our Welcome," was set to debut this year but the status of the album is unknown at this time.
Anal Cunt finished a North American tour in April, and Metalunderground.com managed to snag an interview with the band's hilarious/ultra-offensive vocalist. The interview, in which Seth talked cock rock and leopard pants, can be found here.
Humorously enough, Anal Cunt tracks managed to make their way into both our pro-love and anti-love Valentine's Day articles this year. Anal Cunt also recently released a tribute to cock rock titled "Fuckin' A" (reviewed here).