Metal News for June 14, 2009
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Long Island's SOLDIERS are feverishly writing for their follow up album to 2008's "End Of Days." Singer and songwriter Rick Jiminez checked in with Trustkill to say, "We've had some time this spring and summer between the activity of all of our other bands and started writing some new shit. It's been a while since we had written and released 'End Of Days' so we approached this from a totally refreshed perspective. The stuff is still as pissed and frustrated as ever."
Speaking more specifically on some new songs, Rick said, "The past year and a half have built up quite a bit of cynicism and rage in me and the music also reflects that. 'Black Scar' is a new song that switches the perspective of how I usually approach a song. Instead of focusing my attention towards how I observe others and their actions, I've used the song to express what I've become because of the filth I see and am sometimes forced to be surrounded by."
Look for new music and new merch this summer.
German heavy rock/metal band ZERO MENTALITY has signed with LET IT BURN RECORDS. October 9, 2009 will see the release of "Black Rock."
Zero Mentality commented on the signing with Let it Burn and their future plans: "After protracted and intense negotiations with labels like Warner, Sony and Ariola we finally decided to make it happen with the Independent Label Let It Burn from Munich. Chris made us an offer we just could not refuse. On September 11th 2009, Black Rock will hit the heart of the planet of the apes with a release-show in the Ruhrpott-area. It will tear down the pillars of bad taste. The obligatory Black Rock Tour in september/october/november will bring unexpected terror and therefore be a historical caesura in the music of the apes.”
"Black Rock" has been recorded with friend and producer Jacob Bredhal and is Zero Mentality’s very own, unconventional, anti-trend interpretation of metal, rock and hardcore-punk.
Find out more about "Black Rock" and check out the album’s title track on the band's MySpace page.
Canadian death/grind band Fuck the Facts has 500 vinyl LP's of Disgorge Mexico available, 400 of which come in white and 100 in black. To get your copy, visit this page.
Neongod, which features Carpathian Forest member Anders Kobro, has issued the following statement about streaming two new songs on their MySpace page:
"We've finally finished our new EP Cleareyes, check out the two new songs we've posted, Cleareyes and Fragments of Blood, fuckin kickass...."
Double or Nothing has announced the signing of Cleveland hardcore band ONE LIFE CREW to bring you the CD collection "Is What It Is." The album features 53 songs with a running time of over 74 minutes.
"Is What It Is" features special enhanced packaging as well as expanded linear notes from the original members of One Life Crew along with entries from Joe Hardcore, Scott Vogel, Richie Krutch, and more. Its only $5 if you preorder now.
The band just played a couple of reunion shows in early June.
Thomas Youngblood, guitarist of Kamelot, has checked in from Germany.
"We are now in Germany for to begin the first stages of preproduction on the next Kamelot album. It's great to be back in this familiar region and environment we have know so well. We are of course very excited about the new ideas and the upcoming recordings. The concerts in Sweden and Finland last weekend were awesome, thanks to all the fans see you in 2010!
"Next week we will round out the final headliner shows here in Europe for 'The Ghost Opera.' A new chapter begins!!"
Amberian Dawn keyboardist/gutiarist, Tuomas Seppälä, will guest on a radio show on a Finnish "Radio Rock" channel on June 16th. The show starts at 7 pm. You can stream the show at www.radiorock.fi/player.
Amberian Dawn's upcoming album, "The Clouds Of Northland Thunder," will be released on June 29th via Ascendance Records. An e-card for the album is available at this location.
Reunited Norwegian black metal legends Immortal has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, "All Shall Fall" which is scheduled to be released in September through Nuclear Blast Records.
The tracklisting is as follows:
"All Shall Fall"
"The Rise Of Darkness"
"Hordes To War"
"Norden On Fire"
Just For Fun
Sweden's Slaughter of the Bluegrass, known for playing unplugged versions of death metal songs, has uploaded a bluegrass cover of Dark Tranquillity's "Punish My Heaven." Check it out at www.sotb.se.
Also available on the web site is a cover of At the Gates' "Blinded by Fear."
Formed in 2001, hardcore/rock band Sceva hit the scene hard touring relentlessly and sharing the stage with many bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Underoath, Fall Out Boy, Disturbed, Taproot, Chevelle, Mudvayne, Bane, 7 Angels 7 Plagues and countless more… After working their asses off for two years, building a huge buzz and fan base they felt unstoppable… Then it all came to an abrupt end in 2003.
They are back for now to re-record some old songs and possibly track some new ones. When asked "Will you tour again?," they replied "Doubtful but ya never know we’ll see what happens were stoked to be recording again. IT's really all up to you guys and girls."
Stay tuned on more updates on SCEVA and their recording progress/record progress at their MySpace page, where you can check out some pre-production material dating back to 2003 that at that time was planned to be released for a record called "THE KGB FILES."
Protest The Hero has announced a handful of European festival appearances and shows. Here are the latest dates:
14.08.09 Germany Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze Fest
15.08.09 Germany Münster Sputnikhalle
16.08.09 Spain Vigo Revoltallo Fest
17.08.09 UK London Underworld
18.08.09 UK Manchester Moho Live
19.08.09 UK Plymouth White Rabbit
21.08.09 Travel Day
22.08.09 Finland Jyväskylä Lutakko Liekeissä Fest
23.08.09 Finland Helsinki Nosturi
Egyptian female fronted hardcore metal band MASCARA has been confirmed to play on the third day of Sweden rock festival alongside internationally recognized metal names. The festival will take place on June 3 -6, 2009.
Quoting the organizers of Sweden Rock Fest:
"This may be one of the most exotic bands that will ever enter a stage during Sweden Rock Festival. Mascara is the first female hard rock band ever to come from Egypt, and they will now make their first appearance in Europe. Their music is a fusion of the West's heavy metal and the East's lovely melodies, where distorted guitars meets beautiful violins. The band won three prices during the 2006 International Music Competition."
Sweden Rock Festival started 1992 in a small town in Sweden called Olofström, and has since then grown bigger and bigger. The festival had 29,000 people in attendance in the year of 2007. Nowadays, the festival is located in Norje (Sölvesborg), in the southern parts of Sweden and is now one of the most important festivals in Europe and the biggest one in Sweden.
Auckland, NZ metal outfit 8 Foot Sativa has posted the following update on their Myspace page:
"We have been really quiet as of late, so we thought we’d just post a quick update. Writing for the new album is progressing really well, we have 3 songs complete and over half a dozen well on the way. This material is seriously fuckin killer, and totally blows away anything we have done in the past.
"We are booked in to record the new album in October, and you can be sure we’ll tour the shit out of it, including our long overdue return to Australia.
"Also, we have 2 shows coming up next month that we are the final stages of booking. As you all know, Gary has had severe wrist problems for quite some time, and after numerous specialists and being on the waiting list for surgey for years, it looks we will have to go private. This is going to be really expensive, so we are doing a couple of shows to try and help him out. We need him in top shape for when we unleash album #5?"
Grunge/metal band 2 Sides 2 Die is hard at work on their new album and the band describes the new material as "A Hell of alot more heavy, and dark."
"It's going to have a Gothic Feel to it," says lead singer/songwriter Zack Burkett. "All the songs have a very dark feel to em..an almost HIM like vibe..but at the same time its the most heaviest thing we've ever done," Explained Burkett.
Tom King, the band's drummer, was quoted as saying "The Records going to be crazy...It's going to make 'Doom and Gloom' look like a childs lullaby"
Kevan Mann of the York based band "Siren" has become very good friends with Zack Burkett, has recently joined forces with the group, and is reported to be very excited to record the 3rd 2s2d Ep.
As far as lyrics go, Zack was quoted as saying "Im saying exactly what I want to this time, no let up on this record. There are a certain people that won't be so fond of us once they hear what im saying, but hey...the truth hurts"
The band is auditioning guitarists and bassists at the moment.
Pathology has issued the following explanation regarding the cancellation of their upcoming US tour with Master:
"We are forced to drop off our upcoming US tour with Master. One of the reasons. We can not afford it. The tour slowly became smaller and smaller, Our guaranty was basically cut in half at the last minute, and we never receiver our contract for the tour that we were promised. I guaranty Master has a contract. Which means if a show is not a success they get paid first before any one else."
"Members of Pathology have toured several times and completely understand that you do not make much money doing this. When you have to spend possibly hundreds, maybe thousands out of your own pocket to come play some show. That still are not completely booked... That's just not worth it." More...
Jake Ford, the recently added drummer of Fallen Martyr, has done a video of the drum section of FALLEN MARTYR's son ALL IN off their EP "The Six Roots of True Will." You can watch the video below. More...
Post-apocalyptic French metal monsters, Eryn Non Dae. have just uploaded the 2nd song from their upcoming debut album Hydra Lernaia. You can check out "The Decline And The Fall" on their MySpace player.
Eryn Non Dae. is currently filming a video for this song which should be ready in just a few weeks!
"Hydra Lernaia" will be available everywhere on June 23rd.
As per its mythological definition - the mythical nine-headed serpent, slain by Hercules, that grew two heads in place of each one that was cut off, unless the wound was cauterized - Hydra Lernaia explores nine human feelings as many-sided problems that present new difficulties each time one aspect of them seems to be solved or overcome. Each song is a feeling; each feeling is an incurable disease that tortures the heart of man.
The "Hydra Lernaia" track listing is as follows:
1. When time elapses
2. Blistering hate
3. Existence asleep
4. The decline and the fall
5. Lam Tsol Oua
6. Through dark skies
7. Opposites from within
8. Echoes of distress
Cattle Decapitation's Josh Elmore's guitar lesson for several of the riffs from Regret and the Grave from The Harvest Floor can now be seen on ultimate-guitar.com. Cattle Decapitation filmed a video for Regret and the Grave, which can be seen on youtube.com Here
Cattle Decapitation has recently wrapped up 2+ months of touring which included tours with GWAR and Priestess and the more recent tour with Mayhem, Cephalic Carnage and Withered on Blackened Fest. The band issues their personal thanks to those who helped out while they were on the road:
“We'd like to thank everyone that came out to the shows during the past 2 and a half months. Canada was AMAZING. Thank you to all the promoters who helped out up there in a land which we knew very little about. THANK YOU. Rose Funeral, Woe of Tyrants, Psyopus - you are all great guys, thanks for coming out with us! We'd like to also thank Oderus Urungus for personally inviting us to do the Gwar tour! It was a blast and we actually felt accepted by the crowd much more this time around! Also, thanks to merchie, Ms. Shannon Rodriguez, for jumping on the tour with us and helping us out.
It's been a HUGE run and was actually a success for us, even the Blackenedfest turned out to be kick ass for us, it's unfortunate how it ended up.
Lastly, we'd like to thank the touring bass player we had with us, Rahsaan Davis. He is our international touring bass player and picked up on this run when our bass player Troy Oftedal came down with an intestinal ailment that left him out of the whole tour. Thanks man, you really came through on this.”
Visit the bands Myspace Page Here
Check out the video posted below as they guitar track "Fed Through The Teeth Machine" with Jonny Fay and Mike “Gunface” McKenzie.
Watch the video here
Behemoth have been confirmed for the Rockstar Energy Drink Festival, who will be performing alongside acts such as Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, All That Remains, God Forbid, Cannibal Corpse, Job For A Cowboy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel. Tour dates listed below.
07/10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/12 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
07/14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
07/15 Portland, OR Roseland Theater not part of tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
07/17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
07/18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
07/19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
07/20 Omaha, NE Slowdown (not part of tour) w/ Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
07/21 Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
07/22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
07/25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
07/26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/27 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion not part of tour w/ Slayer, Trivium, God Forbid
07/29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/30 London, ON London Music Hall not part of tour w/ God Forbid
07/31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
08/01 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
08/02 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/03 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall not part of tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
08/04 Boston, MA Comcast Center
08/06 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
08/07 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/08 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
08/09 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
08/10 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero not part of tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
08/11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
08/12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
08/14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/15 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Visit the band's Myspace Website for more infomation.