Metal News for June 15, 2009
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18 news articles posted on this day.
Brazilian metallers DARK CELEBRATION will release their new album, "Phlegeton: The Transcendence of Demon Lords," later this summer via Paragon Records. DARK CELEBRATION specializes in death metal played in the old style of early Morbid Angel, Diabolic, Krisiun and hints of The Chasm blended with traditional heavy metal riffing and contagious melodies.
You can check out some of their music on their MySpace player.
The Syracuse, NY based metal act UNHOLY recently completed a full US tour alongside Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho in support of their new Prosthetic Records release "New Life Behind Closed Eyes."
Guitarist Jonathan Dennison comments about the recent tour with Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho; “The tour was fucking awesome! Our new songs went over really well live and it's been great meeting our fans and making new ones. We are very thankful for everyone’s support."
UNHOLY is now set to tour with Evergreen Terrace, The Acacia Strain, and Cruel Hand as a part of the Summer Slob Tour, which kicks off on July 17th in Pennsylvania.
Here are the latest UNHOLY tour dates: More...
In what was already a bizarre choice of a cover song, Seether's bizarro music video for Wham cover "Careless Whisper," featuring a mashup of 80s video game graphics, pop culture, and the band is premiering on Yahoo! Music today. You can watch it here (or below) if you like, but you've been warned. More...
Toronto's Mare, who disbanded in early 2007, will be playing a reunion show on June 20th at Coliseum Stage in Mississauga, Ontario. There's no word if additional shows will happen or not.
Mre previously released an EP with Hydra Head Records in 2004.
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE will be embarking on an East Coast North American tour with LUDICRA this summer. Already having conquered the West Coast, where both bands have formidable live experience, the two bands are finally going to tread new ground within the East Coast. For those in Canada, there is going to be only one Canadian date on this tour. Hammers Of Misfortune will also be playing with Pentagram and Nachtmystium for an exclusive gig on July 2nd in their hometown.
Here are the latest Hammers Of Misfortune tour dates (with possibly a few more to be added): More...
New York avant-doom metal enigma BLOODY PANDA have completed work on their sophomore opus, “Summon." The follow up to the acclaimed “Pheromone” release, “Summon” sees the nightmare Bloody Panda initially conceived (with their split LP with experimentalists Kayo Dot) taken further into the depths. “Summon” will officially be released on August 11th.
Fronted by Japanese siren Yoshiko Ohara (also an accomplished visual artist), it is through her rapturous vocal delivery that compliments the monolithic ritualistic dirge-like rhythm section that helps this beast take its form. Ohara is also responsible for the striking artwork that graces “Summon’s” canvas.
The tracklisting for “Summon” goes as follows:
3. Saccades I
4. Saccades II
“Summon” will be presented as a two-disc, CD/DVD release, the DVD being an abstract visual interpretation of the 20-plus minute track “Miserere.” Filmed in various parts of Brooklyn, along with footage captured at Jaliluhur Dam, Indonesia, this visual interpretation is a very dark and mysterious offering featuring renowned butoh dancer Yuko Kaseki.
Bloody Panda is also planning on touring and playing shows to coincide with the release.
An MP3 excerpt of the track “Miserere” can downloaded here.
Alternative rock band The Gathering have announced a celebratory contest for their June 19th and 20th shows, because these dates will be their first in almost two years (which will be the first with their new singer Silje of Octavia Sperati). They will be giving out new merchandise, signed posters and CDs, and meet-and-greet opportunities. The winners of this contest might be filmed. In order to partake in the contest, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org and briefly explain why you’re deserving of said listed prizes. You must include your full name. The winners will be announced during the gigs.
Relapse instrumental band Don Caballero has announced three Spanish tour dates. Those dates are:
June 19 - Malaga, Spain - Teatro Canvas
June 20 - Seville, Spain - Teatro Central
June 21 - Granada, Spain - Teatro Alhambra
Don Caballero also has a new album coming out this August, titled "Punkgasm."
August Burns Red announced that they have released another song from their upcoming album "Constellations" onto their Myspace. The song is titled "Thirty and Seven," and the album "Constellations" is set to release July 14th.
On Saturday, July 11th, Yngwie Malmsteen will make an exclusive appearance and participating in a clinic (the meaning of what this "clinic" truly is has not been clarified) at Guitarfest 2009 for Marshall amps. Other musicians who will be participating at the festival are as follows:
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson)
Doug Wimbish (Living Colour)
Jerry Donahue (The Yardbirds)
Sarah Jory (Van Morrison)
For more info, visit Guitarfest's website.
Metal Blade band Soilent Green just announced they have recorded the theme song for the upcoming season of Adult Swim's "Squidbillies."
Vocalist Ben Falgoust comments:
“Squidbillies is the best cartoon…excuse me…show on TV/Internet/Cable around! I felt that way before we did the theme tracks and I feel even stronger about it since I've seen the new episodes, despite our involvement with the program, of course.
“It was an awesome and strange experience to track these theme songs for the Squidbillies. It was pretty shocking when were contacted by them to be involved with this project. I give credit to the rest of the guys in the band for pulling it off from a strange but fun perspective in incorporating Soilent Green's style into the theme song for the show.”
In preparation for their upcoming slot on the Hurley Stage of the Vans Warped Tour this summer, Florida metallers BLACK TIDE will be premiering the video for “Warriors of Time” EXCLUSIVELY on MTV2. The video will be airing on the network starting at 6AM on June 17 and will also be available on MTV2.com. “Warriors of Time” will also make its Headbangers Ball appearance starting the night of June 20 at 2AM.
“Warriors of Time” is an animated video that follows BLACK TIDE’s mascot, The Bastard, as he travels through the past, present, and future.
Having already conquered both Ozzfest and the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, BLACK TIDE is currently gearing up for their first-ever appearance on the Vans Warped Tour, where they’ll have a spot on the Hurley Stage alongside Bad Religion, NOFX, and Underoath. The full list of tour dates can be found below.
BLACK TIDE on WARPED TOUR 2009: More...
Guitar Idol, the world’s biggest online talent search to find the hottest undiscovered guitarists on the planet final was held today at the London International Music Show and the overall winner was Jack Thammerat from Thailand.
Organised by online magazine All Out Guitar, and Lick Library, Guitar Idol 2009 saw the public and professional judges select the best guitarists from around the world. The 12 Finalists came from all over the globe including, Brazil, Ecuador, Bosnia, Italy, Chile and were be invited to play live in front of thousands in London and take home fabulous prizes from sponsors including Marshall, PRS, Ernie Ball/MusicMan, Blackstar Amplification, Mayones Guitars, The Guitar Institute and Rock School.
Live judges included Phil Hilborne, Jamie Humphries and Jamiroquai’s Rob Harris, and the overall winner was chosen by public vote on a live webcast sent out all over the world, on a unique online voting system broadcast at licklibrary.com.
The winner, Jack Thammerat won a high end PRS guitar, Marshall JVM amplifier and double stack cabinets plus additional sponsors prizes. While not "metal," you can watch his performance below. More...
EX DEO, the new Roman-themed super group led by Maurizio Iacono (KATAKLYSM), has uploaded their entire debut album on their Myspace page for streaming. “Romulus,” features guest appearances by Karl Sanders (NILE), Nergal (BEHEMOTH), Obsidian C. (KEEP OF KALESSIN) as well as the following recording line-up:
Maurizio Iacono (KATAKLYSM) - Vocals
Stephane Barbe (KATAKLYSM) - Guitars
J-F Dagenais (KATAKLYSM) - Guitars
Max Duhamel (KATAKLYSM) - Drums
Francois Mongrain (MARTYR) - Bass
Jonathan Leduc (BLACKGUARD) – Keyboards
“Romulus” will be released by Nuclear Blast Records on June 19th in Europe and June 30th in North America.
You can catch the band on tour this September as part of this years installment of Paganfest Europe. The latest Paganfest European tour dates are as follows: More...
Roadrunner Records has posted a new video featuring producer/mixer Andy Sneap giving a behind the scenes look at mixing Megadeth's new song called “Headcrusher.” You can watch the video below. More...
U.S. tech-death metal outfit THE FACELESS will play a couple of European dates this summer, including festival appearances at Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault festival. Here are the dates:
08.08.09 Czech Rep Jaromer Brutal Assault
09.08.09 Germany Karlsruhe Stadtmitte w/ Carnifex
11.08.09 Belgium Gent Frontline w/ Carnifex
12.08.09 Germany Bochum Matrix w/ Carnifex
13.08.09 Germany Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze
Dream Theater brings you the third cover track being released to precede the coming of the new album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" on 6.23.09, "Odyssey" by Dixie Dregs. You can get it from iTunes now.
Check out what Mike Portnoy had to say about covering "Odyssey" by Dixie Dregs below. More...
Living Sacrifice, who is currently in Little Rock, Arkansas with producer Jeremiah Scott recording their first album since 2002's "Conceived in Fire," has announced that Andy Sneap will to be mixing the new album. Joe from Advent recently visited the band in the studio to lay down some guest vocals as well as some percussion.
On the sound, the band recently updated: "listening to Pre Production demos. songs are leaning toward Conceived, need more Hammering Process possibly?"
Living Sacrifice is giving short updates from the studio via twitter.