Metal News for June 17, 2009
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24 news articles posted on this day.
Nine Inch Nails frontman TRENT REZNOR stated that the band's performance Sunday (early AM) at the Bonnaroo Music Festival was their last in the US. The band performed in the early morning hours after the 3 hour Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band set. "It just dawned on me that this is our last show ever in the United States," Reznor said around 2 am; "Don't be sad. I'll keep going. But I think I'm going to lose my mind if I keep doing this, and I have to stop." Recently, Reznor also announced that he was backing out of the social media world.
Nine Inch Nails just completed a U.S. tour with Jane's Addiction as part of the NIN/JA tour. The tour itinerary brings them next to Europe and Asia as part of the 33 date, "Wave Goodbye" tour which will end on August 12th. The farewell NIN tour commenorates the 20th anniversary of the release of their first album, "Pretty Hate Machine."
Bonnaroo 2009 was deemed a success this year as sales were "up dramatically" over last year. "I haven't seen the final counts, but we were at 75,000 at least [Thursday] morning, up from about 70,000 [last year]," commented Ashley Capps, president of A.C. Entertainment, co-producers of Bonnaroo with Superfly Presents.
Hard rock/metal fusion band APE is currently seeking a new drummer, as current drummer Carlos is relocating to Nashville in August. Contact the band through myspace or at email@example.com if you are interested in drumming in APE.
Slechtvalk has signed a record deal with Whirlwind Records. The band will be releasing a 10 year anniversary CD in the near future, containing a compilation of old songs and some new. More details about this release will be revealed soon. In the winter months Slechtvalk will enter the studio to work on a new album for a 2010 release.
Ambient/doom band Mono's entire performance from the Roadburnfestival in April has been posted online for streaming this location.
British power metal outfit Dragonforce has announced a lengthy tour of the United Kingdom later this year. The band states: "Grab your tin helmet and prepare for the invasion, the mighty DragonForce will be bringing a full-scale production to a town near you for their military-themed ‘Hearts N’ Minds’ tour! Better yet, we are offering you the chance to get your hands on tickets first in our very special pre-sale!"
The tour dates are as follows:
November 19 - Folkestone, UK - Leas Cliff Hall
November 20 - Reading, UK - Hexagon
November 21 - Southend, UK - Cliffs Pavilion
November 23 - Southampton, UK - Guildhall
November 24 - Truro, UK - Hall for Cornwall
November 25 - Bristol, UK - University
November 26 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
November 28 - Preston, UK - 53 Degrees
November 29 - Bradford, UK - St. Georges Hall
November 30 - Sheffield, UK - Academy
December 1 - Hanley, UK - Victoria Hall
December 3 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
December 4 - Dundee, UK - Fat Sam’s
December 5 - Inverness, UK - Ironworks
December 7 - Middlesborough, UK - Empire
December 8 - Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
December 10 - Lincoln, UK - Engine Shed
December 11 - Manchester, UK - Academy
December 12 - Liverpool, UK - Academy
Finnish gothic metal band Charon has issued the following statement about taking a break from writing and performing:
"We have together decided to take some time out from song writing and album production. As from today we are taking a two-month break from Charon to keep things meaningful and to search for relaxation and less stressed creative inspiration. We will continue writing songs in August when we will think through our working methods and scan for potential partners. A small break after 15 years of hard work gives all of us a great possibility to do other things and look at things from a distance.
"After the release of Songs for the Sinners, the last album for Spinefarm, we played intensively around Finland and Europe for two years. After extensive touring we have worked countless hours to make the next and the best Charon album ever. The last two years have gone by really fast and at the same time emerging writer’s block has not made it easy for us. Lately we have felt that we have lost the ability to write great songs and playing has become forced. We want to be honest in all our work to ourselves and to our fans – and to make an album that we can stand behind. We will not settle for anything less. In addition, personal reasons and other music projects have had their influence on the pace of working. More...
Canadian thrash band Sacrifice has posted a new track online titled "Hiroshima," which is off their upcoming album "The Ones I Condemn" The track can be heard on the band's official MySpace page. "The Ones I Condemn" is currently slated to be released on July 1st through Marquee Records.
Ex Deo is the new band formed by Kataklysm front man Maurizio Iacono so that he could explore the themes of ancient Rome in his music. Maurizio shared with us how the debut album "Romulus" came to be and why he wanted to make an album about Rome. “Romulus” will be released by Nuclear Blast Records on June 19th in Europe and June 30th in North America. More...
Quebec metallers Forgotten Tales have issued the following update about recording a new album:
"Good news… Forgotten Tales are now ready to begin the recording of their 3rd album.
"They will enter at Quebec’s Menzo Studio on the 9th of July 2009. You will have the opportunity to follow each step of the production via this website or on the Forgotten Tales Myspace page.
"Keep your eyes wide open. Be part of the tale…"
Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about their upcoming album:
"Porcupine Tree are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their tenth studio album ‘The Incident’. The record is set to be released via Roadrunner Records worldwide on 21st September, as a double CD.
"The centre-piece is the title track, which takes up the whole of the first disc. The 55-minute work is described as ‘a slightly surreal song cycle about beginnings and endings and the sense that ‘after this, things will never be the same again’.’
"The self-produced album is completed by four standalone compositions that developed out of band writing sessions last December - Flicker, Bonnie The Cat, Black Dahlia, and Remember Me Lover feature on a separate EP length disc to stress their independence from the song cycle.
"Video footage of the band in the studio working on The Incident, as well as audio previews, will be available online soon. The band will tour extensively to promote the album from mid September onwards."
MetalInjection.net has posted a live video clip online of the new song "Darkness Comes Alive" by the Doomriders. The clip was recorded at Club Europa in Brooklyn, NY on June 14th. The video can be viewed below. More...
German metallers Rough Silk have posted a new music video online for the song "Reborn To Wait," which comes from the album "A New Beginning." The video can be viewed below. More...
Osmose Productions has issued the following announcement about signing a record deal with Ukranian black metallers Hate Forest:
"Hate Forest (Ukraine) secure a deal with Osmose Productions to re-issue all the band's back catalogue, together 6 records who will be publish from October 2009 till March 2010. The re-issues will come under special packaging Digisleeve limited to 1000 each, with much improved booklets and carefully remastered audio version, close to original.
"Hate Forest was a Ukrainian black metal band (1995-2004). The music can be described as grim, aggressive and straightforward mix of black and death metal with distorted low vocal and ambient elements. The band's lyrics are influenced by Indo-European mythology and legends, H.P.Lovecraft mythology and philosophy of F. Nietzsche, conservatism. Hate Forest were always far from politics, religion, denied any modern world values and ideals. The band never gave interviews, never made photos and always hold the distance from the whole black metal scene."
Italy's Raintime has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:
"Raintime is pleased to unleash some news on the long awaited new album scheduled to be released in the beginning of 2010. After the release of the successful and the critically acclaimed second album 'Flies & Lies' the new work will consists of twelve new and original songs that will be recorded during August at Remaster Studios (Italy) and will be mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly, Medication) at Undercity Recordings in Los Angeles – CA.
"Furthermore, Raintime announce that original guitar player Luca Michael Martina has left the band for personal reasons. The split has been totally amicable and the rest of the band wishes Luca all the best for his life and career in music. The new guitar player is Daniele 'Acido' Bressa who’s already help the band in some past live situations and now is already fully active in Raintime.
"More news will come very soon, but in the meantime you can enjoy the new myspace page of the band, that features a pre-production song. We are sure that it will give you all a clear idea of Raintime's new musical direction and concept."
Finnish band Malpractice has issued the following band update:
"We are not dead!!!
"Hey there folks! After a short break we are back in business! We're happy to inform you, that at the very moment Malpractice is writing new material. Jope and Toni got together on May 21st to check out some riffs and to jam, just to see how much material do we have to start with. And things started to happen really fast. After 1 ½ hours at the rehearsal place we had our very first new Malpractice song done!
"During that two day session we recorded about 10 minutes of material and so far everything rocks like hell! So it looks really good… The new stuff is pretty odd, but if you like the ”Triangular” stuff, you will definitely love the new stuff as well! We are on fire!
"At some point we are gonna release (yes, yet another…) diary about writing, arranging, rehearsing and finally (sometime in the future) recording the new stuff, so you can follow how we progress in making of the next Malpractice album. But please be patient, it still might take a little while before it’s in stores…
"Meanwhile, check out the Triangular-Tour Diary, to see how the last leg of that tour went. Toni will add the rest of the diaries there soon and Jope will translate them in English shortly after."
DevilDriver has posted a new music video online for the title track off their upcoming album "Pray for Villains." The video can be viewed here. "Pray for Villains" is set to be released on July 14th through Roadrunner Records.
Brutal Truth will be releasing a new DVD titled "The Ugly And Unwanted - This Is Grindcore" on June 2nd in North America and June 22nd in Europe. A trailer for the DVD release can be viewed below. More...
Grave Digger has issued the following statement about upcoming tour dates:
"Please take a look at the tour dates. We added some new dates to the HANGMAN TOUR 2009 ... We will play at the WACKEN ROCKS SOUTH Festival in Rieden-Kreuth at the 29.08. and we will play the canceled gig from Gladbeck at the 24th of October. So check it out and stay tune until the Hangman will enter your town."
Grave Digger's currently confirmed upcoming live dates are as follows:
07/11 Germany Rock Harz Open Air
07/19 Ukraine Kiew - ProRock Openair Festival
08/29 Germany Wacken Rocks South - Rieden Kreuth
09/13 Mexico Mexico City - Mezcal Metal Fest
10/24 Germany Gladbeck - Maschinenhalle Zweckel
Swedish metallers Decadence have issued the following announcement about recording a new music video:
"Finally it’s happening! That’s the best way to start off telling you all that we have begun recording a professional music video – the first one for us in Decadence!
"It has been a long road to find the right people to help us out, the right song, the right plot, the right everything to finally put it into action. More...
Hemoptysis and Back From Ashes have been chosen to receive awards at this year's 2009 Phoenix Music Awards, hosted in Los Angeles. Hemoptysis (Metal Band of the Year) and Back From Ashes (Modern Rock Band of the Year) will be on hand to receive their awards in L.A. on November 12, 2009.
Hemoptysis, who have been chosen Metal Band of the Year, are riding high off the success of their debut release, "Who Needs A Shepherd?" Back From Ashes, dubbed Modern Rock Band of the Year, also receive critical praise for their self-titled EP.
KTLA reports that EDDIE VAN HALEN filed a lawsuit against Nike in Los Angeles Friday (June 12th), alleging the company used the trademarked striped design from his guitar on their new line of "Dunk Lows" tennis shoes.
The Nike shoes feature red, white and black streaks along the midsole.
The suit states that Van Halen received a 2001 copyright for the design on the body of his "Frankenstein" electric guitar.
Court papers allege that Nike infringed on that copyright by using the design on sneakers without "consent, approval or license."
British grindcore legends Napalm Death has posted their new music video online for the title track of their latest studio album, "Time Waits For No Slave." You can check it out below. The album was released earlier this year and did well in the German album charts. More...
The unveiling of new material from ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS has a date set, and that day is tomorrow, Wednesday, the 17th.
Check out AGATG on Myspace
Sworn Enemy have returned with a scathing new assault, Total World Domination, that is unquestionably their most impressive and destructive release yet. Featuring a newly reinvigorated lineup, this 10-track offering takes the group’s sound to new heights, which sees them embracing a thrashier edge and pummeling the listener with unbridled aggression. The track listing is as follows;
1. Sell My Soul
3. Run For Shelter
4. Still Hating
5. On The Outside
7. Ready To Fight
9. Step In The Ring
10. Home Of The Brave
Check out Sworn Enemy on their Myspace Page Here