Metal News for June 14, 2008
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Monstrosity and Demiricous will be touring together this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:
7/8 Norfolk, VA @ Steppin Out
7/9 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont
7/10 Raleigh, NC @ Volume Eleven
7/11 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/12 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
7/13 Manchester, NH @ Mill Tavern
7/14 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
7/17 Buffalo, NY @ TBA
7/18 Columbus, OH @ TBA
7/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Zanies
7/20 Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
7/21 Nashville, TN @ Muse
7/22 Fayetteville, AR @ Old Post Office
7/23 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
7/24 New Orleans, LA @ The Bar
7/25 Austin, TX @ Red 7
7/26 McAllen, TX @ Smokin Aces
7/27 Houston, TX @ Engine Room
As previously reported, Monstrosity was forced to cancel their May run of dates with Grave when they dropped off the tour and due to other issues.
Ambitions has now confirmed their break-up. Formed roughly three years ago, the Connecticut band has released material with Bridge Nine Records and Surprise Attack Records, among others. The following statement has been issued:
"With members living in 3 states and various other demands of life, it’s been harder and harder to devote the time to this band that we feel it deserves. Between one of the members preparing for a reality show and another supporting the campaign trail for Barack Obama, things have been extremely busy outside of the band. Rather than become less and less active, we've decided to put a proper end to something that has meant a lot to us. This band has been a big part of our lives for the past 3 years, and we can't begin to thank everyone for their support and friendship.
"Since our beginning in 2005, we've had the opportunity to tour with our favorite bands, play some incredible shows, as well as work with three of the best labels in hardcore. We also managed to release an EP, a full-length, and lots and lots of vinyl! Thanks to all the members who have filled in as part of this project: Matts Fox and Fletcher, Brian "Handle," Mark Choiniere, Adam Opot, and Sean Martin. Also we'd like to give special thanks to Greg Thomas at Silver Bullet Studios for his endless patience in recording every piece of music we released.
"Unfortunately, due to financial difficulties, we won't be able to make our long overdue trip out west to play Sound and Fury. However, we will be playing two final shows in CT, and we hope to see everyone there. This has been a great journey, and one we will never forget."
Here are the band's finally two shows planned:
6/14 The Wallingford Am Legion
8/31 The Wallingford Am Legion (last show)
London-based record label Southern Records has posted a compilation of free music for download. The label is a little more alternative and experimental than pure metal, but there is at least one band that we cover here. The compilation features seven genre-spanning tracks from the likes of Chrome Hoof, The Owl Service, Bellafea, Racebannon and Asva.
Here are the tracks included (artists - song title):
1. Chrome Hoof - Pronoid
2. Racebannon - Sister Fucker
3. Bellafea - Depart (I Never Knew You)
4. Dianogah - A Breaks B
5. Mothlite - The One In Water
6. The Owl Service - A Child Ballad no.49 (or The Rolling of The Stones)
7. Asva - A Trap For Judges
Another Black Day will be touring Texas with Candlebox on the following dates:
July 31st in Abilene, TX @ Midnite Rodeo 3
August 1st in Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
August 2nd in Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
August 4th in San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
August 5th in Waco, TX @ Whiskey River
August 6th in Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
August 8th in Corpus Christi, TX @ The Pavillion
August 9th in San Angelo, TX @ Grahams
Audio of an interview with Dani Filth conducted by Headbangersblog.com is now available. In the interview the Cradle of Filth vocalist talks about the sound of the album, why he decided to to tell the story of 15th century serial killer Gilles De Rais, the band’s new drummer Martin Skaroupka, recording in the country with producer Andy Sneap and upcoming tours with Gorgoroth and Satyricon. He also discusses the sone he wrote for Dario Argento’s new horror film “Mother of Tears,” the horror-themed video he wants to do for the new record and the long-awaited history book he wrote with Gavin Baddeley “Gospel of Filth: A Bible of Decadence and Darkness,” which he hopes will be out by Halloween.
The interview can be heard here.
Read the full article at Headbanger's Blog.
Josh Homme, vocalist for Queens of the Stone Age, was filmed yelling and throwing an object at someone in the crowd at the Norwegian Wood festival in Oslo, Norway. The incidient was an apparent retaliation because the person in the crowd threw something at Homme before the video started. The video can be viewed below. More...
A new book dealing with the Swedish Death Metal scene around 1990 called "Encyclopedia Of Svensk Dödsmetall" (Encyclopedia of Swedish Death Metal) is currently being printed and about to be released in the next couple of weeks, according to author Nicola Costantini. He began to work on this book in the end of 2005 and it deals with a wide range of known and unknown Swedísh death metal acts between 1988-1992. The book will feature plenty of interviews with important names of the scene from bands such as At The Gates, Bathory, and Vomitory. The book is professionally printed on 218 black and white A4 pages and captures the true oldschool fanzine-spirit with cut & paste layout and will sell for 40 €. For additional information check out the book's MySpace page.
Finnish gothic metal band Dark The Suns has recently acquired a new drummer and announced they will be recording a new single. The band issued the following statement on their website:
Dark the Suns has found a new drummer. Eino Kauppila has joined the band and you can check out this line up's for the first time in Välipuistorock!
Another good news are that we are going to record a new single "The Dead End" in the end of August. The single is going to be released in the beginning of October and in addition to The Dead End it will include an In Flames cover featuring Tuomas Saukkonen from Before The Dawn!
As I Lay Dying has been forced to cancel their appearance at the Ichthus Festival. Here's the statement from the band:
"Due to an unforeseen family emergency we regret to inform you that we have no choice but to cancel our performance this Friday Jun-13 at Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, KY. We apologize to our fans who expected to see us and we hope to have an opportunity to make it up to you in the near future. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult time."
Here are the latest As I Lay Dying tour dates: More...
Blabbermouth.net reports by way of The Pulse of Radio that SLIPKNOT revealed a few new songtitles in the new issue of Revolver magazine, which focuses on bands appearing on this summer's Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour. Among the tracks tentatively named are "Moth," "Chapter One," "The Eleventh March," "Dirge," "Dead Memories," "Vendetta" and "Psycho Social." Although the title of the album itself is not revealed, the band plans to unveil the name of the August 26 release any day now.
One person who might like to know more about the disc is SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, who admitted to The Pulse of Radio that he's not up on the latest details. "I have not really spent a moment with this record," he said. "I'm working on myself, and I have been for the last three years, after my father passed and my mom has Alzheimer's, and kids are growing up, and everything's just crazy. So I spent a lot of time on me. So I haven't really even sat down and listened to this whole record to begin with. I don't even know what most of the songs are called."
"Clown" also told The Pulse of Radio that making the new record was both the "worst" and "best" recording experience of his life.
A heavier track from the new SLIPKNOT album will be sent to metal radio shows on June 15, with an official rock radio single coming on June 30.
The Rockstar Energy trek, which SLIPKNOT is co-headlining with DISTURBED, kicks off on July 9 in Seattle. More...
UK folk metallers Alestorm have parted ways with drummer Wilson. Guitarist Gavin Harper issues the following report on the situation on their MySpace page:
"I'm very sad to report that Wilson has informed us last night that he is unable to continue in Alestorm due to a heavy touring schedule and a career that unfortunately leaves little room for time off."
"The parting has been on excellent terms and there is no bad blood whatsoever, I, and all of Alestorm/Napalm Records wish Wilson the best of luck in his chosen path and we understand his decision completely." More...
Dark Sky Records and So Cal Musician have teamed up to bring you "UNDERGROUND RISING LIVE" at Rock City Studios in Camarillo, CA on Saturday, June 21. "UNDERGROUND RISING LIVE" is a visual form of Underground Rising Vol.1 and Vol.2 released by Dark Sky Records in January and May, 2008 - a live compilation combining different styles of underground music all at one place. Nowhere else will you get this qulaity of music with the diversity. Bands like Killing Karma from Chicago, IL, So Much to Fear from Santa Maria, CA, Last Ditch Effort from Thousand Oaks, CA, and Manhatten Project from Camarillo/Simi Valley, CA.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. The first 50 fans will receive a FREE copy of “UNDERGROUND RISING VOL.1” the first compilation in the series by Dark Sky Records.
Ryko Distribution has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Driven Music Group to distribute all physical and digital releases from Driven Music's artists in the U.S. and Canada.
Driven Music Group was created by Brian "Head" Welch, a founding member, songwriter and guitarist from the multi-platinum rock band KoRn, music industry veteran Mark Nawara and entertainment law attorney Greg Shanaberger. As a member of KoRn, Welch won two Grammy Awards and sold more than 30 million albums. Welch's upcoming solo debut album, "Save Me From Myself," is scheduled to be released by Driven in the Fall of 2008 and will be distributed by Ryko Distribution, along with other Driven releases by Flotsam and Jetsam, 40 Below Summer, Crossbreed, Godhead and Soil among others. Ryko Distribution is headquartered in New York City and is a Warner Music Group company. More...