Metal News for June 18, 2011
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Autumns Eyes has now posted the fourth in a series of teaser trailers for the one-man band's upcoming album "Please Deceive Me." You can check out the clip, which features a sample of the vocals on the album, in the player below.
Additionally, Autumns Eyes recently took part in Metalunderground.com's digital album "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele" by recording a cover of Type O Negative's "Love You To Death."
Decibel Magazine is now hosting the public’s first listen to the upcoming Harm's Way full-length, "Isolation," which set for release via Closed Casket Activities on July 5th. The Deciblog is streaming ”New Beginnings” from the forthcoming album, so kick off your weekend with some all-out mosh action by checking out the track here.
Harm's Way will be touring throughout the remainder of 2011 in support of "Isolation," with shows already confirmed for the coming weeks alongside the likes of Xibalba, Foundation, and Rotting Out, kicking it all off with a hometown performance at Chicago’s Rumble Fest with DYS, Ceremony, Most Precious Blood, By The Grace Of God, and more.
Currently announced Harm's Way tour dates are as follows:
6/25/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL @ Rumble Fest
6/30/2011 Yucca Practice Spot – Tempe, AZ w/ Xibalba
7/01/2011 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA w/ Xibalba
7/02/2011 Aladdin Jr. – Pomona, CA w/ Xibalba
7/03/2011 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA w/ Xibalba
7/23/2011 Hoosier Dame – Indianapolis, IN w/ Foundation
7/24/2011 The Metal Frat – Ann Arbor, MI w/ Foundation
7/25/2011 The Youth Action Center – Welland, ON w/ Foundation
7/26/2011 The Poor Alex Theater – Toronto, ON w/ Foundation
7/27/2011 The Warehouse – Gatineau, QC w/ Foundation
7/28/2011 *TBA – Montreal, QC w/ Foundation
7/29/2011 The Black Pearl – Wilmington, MA w/ Shipwreck, Foundation, Rotting Out
7/30/2011 The Redwood Art Space – Wilkes Barre, PA w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
8/02/2011 The Warehouse – Richmond, VA w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
8/03/2011 One Unit Art Space – Columbia, SC w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
8/04/2011 Transitions Art Gallery – Tampa, FL w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
8/05/2011 The Talent Farm – Pembroke Pines, FL w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
8/06/2011 The Pit – Jacksonville, FL w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
8/07/2011 The Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
8/08/2011 The Archive Gallery – Atlanta, GA w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
8/09/2011 714 Chestnut – Louisville, KY w/ Foundation, Rotting Out
Obscura has announced more tour dates to the band's upcoming North American tour that kicks-off next week. These new shows include off-dates from the Children of Bodom tour as well as headlining dates in western Canada and Ohio. A complete listing of Obscura tour dates can be found here.
Additionally, Obscura has posted "Concerto," which was included as the Japanese bonus track and on the iTunes digital deluxe version of the new album "Omnivium" (reviewed here) online now via the band's Facebook page. "Concerto" is a cover track from Marty Friedman and Jason Becker's Cacophony album "Speed Metal Symphony."
Obscura has also announced a signing session at the new ENGL Amps showroom in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday June 23rd from 6:00 to 7:00PM PST. The ENGL Showroom is located at 10911 B Vanowen Street, next to ESP Guitars, in North Hollywood, California.
One man genre bending metal act Hallowed Butchery is currently streaming the entire thirteen minute and 58 second track "Coffin Life" online, which is taken from a split release with Batillus (reviewed here). The whole track is available for streaming through the Hallowed Butchery Facebook page.
In a previously posted interview with the band, founder Ryan Fairfield had the following to say about the story behind the massive track:
The song tells the fictional story of a man named John Dabiers, whom was born and raised in small town New England. When he becomes a young man, he leaves, but soon returns as his connection to small town living is inseparable. He lives his life, working at a mill for many years, marrying, and having a few children. All the while, he dreams of quitting the 9-to-5 and running his own farm, with his wife. He nears retirement, and his wife and him begin planning the farm, however his wife dies in the process. On her death bed, she asks John to "do it for me." However, he is so grief-stricken from her death, and weak from old age, and doubtful (yet somewhat hopeful) that there is a God, let alone an afterlife... and he decides, either he's just killing time, or he is killing himself. He chooses the latter, and puts a bullet in his head, hoping that maybe, just maybe he will be reunited with his dead wife. In death, he finds that there is no heaven, nor a hell. He is dead, but what is torturous is that he is fully aware that he is dead, and that his wife is literally in the next grave over. She speaks to him, but he cannot hear. And time goes on, and those that are living are unaware that these two ever lived. There is no trace of them left behind on earth. Nothing, but "dormant ashes in a rust urn." That is their legacy.
Swedish old school death metal act Nominon has issued the following update about lineup changes within the band:
"Nominon would like to welcome back the mighty guitarist AntiChristian to the band. After several months apart the band and AntiChristian realized that enough's enough and buried the hatchet. After a few meetings and rehearsals Nominon are certainly back on track again.
"Since the bassist for a year, Martin, left the band a couple of weeks ago, and AntiChristian triumphant return to Nominon all this lead to the fact that guitarist Juha Sulasalmi will from now on take over the bass duties. Why complicate things further?!
"At last, the recordings of the new 7" EP 'Manifestation Of Black' (to be out through Deathgasm Records) are now finalized. The mixing will be done by engineer Robban at Studio Hell, were all the recordings recently took place as well, and the mastering will be sorted out by Javi Bastard at Moontower Studios in Barcelona, Spain."
American modern metal act Trivium has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "In Waves" which is the title song off its forthcoming new full length album. You can view the video in the player provided below. "In Waves" is set to be released on August 9, 2011 through Roadrunner Records.
Here is the "In Waves" track listing:
1. Capsizing The Sea
2. In Waves
3. Inception Of The End
4. Watch The World Burn
5. Dusk Dismantled
7. Built To Fall
8. Caustic Are the Ties That Bind
9. A Skyline's Severance
10. Forsake Not the Dream
11. Chaos Reigns
12. Of All These Yesterdays
13. Leaving This World Behind
New Tarja live footage has made its way online and is available for viewing in the player provided below. The footage was captured during Tarja's June 12, 2011 performance at the "Rock On Volga" festival in Samara, Russia.
A new video interview with drumming icon Neil Peart, drummer of progressive rock veterans Rush, has made its way online. The interview was featured on the Friday, June 17 edition of "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight" show and can be viewed in the player below.
Ozzy Osbourne has released some new behind-the-scenes footage from his June 13, 2011 appearance in Oberhausen, Germany. You can check out the footage in the player below.
Suicide Silence has posted its fourth studio video update online from its time spent recording the forthcoming new album "The Black Crown," which can be viewed below. The album is set to hit store shelves on July 12th, 2011 with a release through Century Media Records. You can also check out the previous studio report at this location.
Metallica has announced through its official website that it now has its own version of the popular board game Monopoly. Following the release of the video game "Guitar Hero: Metallica" in 2009 the band now enters the board game realm with an edition of Monopoly centered solely on the heavy metal veterans. A press release for the same states;
"The fast-dealing property trading game just got faster! MONOPOLY METALLICA Collectors Edition takes the popular board game to a whole new level. Every aspect of the game designed for the true Metallica fan in mind. You’ll 'pass go' through historic Metallica events and locations around the board such as club shows, festivals, studios, childhood homes and other metal landmarks!
"Game pieces include the 'Kill 'Em All' hammer, 'Justice' scales, 'St. Anger' fist, Black Album snake, ninja star, and the 'Jump in the Fire' demon (additional board game pieces sold separately). Land on one of the 'Binge and Purge' or 'Jump in the Fire' spaces and be rewarded or fined in true Metallica form. You won’t believe the price, you’ll pay!"
Deathcore act Attack Attack! have posted another new song online. The track is titled "Pick A Side," 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.
German industrial metal icons Rammstein have announced that they will once again embark on a headlining tour of Europe this coming November. The tour is reportedly in support of an upcoming greatest hits package from he group titled "Made In Germany 1995 – 2011" but further details on the release are not available at this time. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues for the European tour below.
11/06 Bratislava, SLO – Zimny Stadion Ondreja Nepelu
11/10 Budapest, HUN – Sportarena
11/12 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
11/14 Gdanks/Sopot, POL – Ergo Arena
11/17 Leipzig, GER – Arena
11/20 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/21 Friedrichshafen, GER – Rothaus Halle
11/23 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/25 Berlin, GER – O2 World
11/28 Hamburg, GER – O2 World
11/29 Bremen, GER – Arena
12/01 Strasbourg, FRA – Zénith
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/04 Düsseldorf, GER – ISS Dome
12/08 Frankfurt, GER – a. M. Festhalle
12/10 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
12/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
Annotations Of An Autopsy has made its new music video available online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "Stage Breaker" which is to be included on the band's forthcoming "Dark Days" EP. You can check out the video in the player below.
American metal act Chimaira has new revealed details surrounding its forthcoming new album. The full length, titled "The Age of Hell," is set for its North American release on August 16, 2011 through eOne Music. You can view the track listing for the effort below. Long Branch Records/SPV will be issuing the album in Europe on August 26, 2011.
1. The Age Of Hell
3. Losing My Mind
4. Time Is Running Out
5. Year Of The Snake
6. Beyond The Grave
7. Born In Blood
10. Trigger Finger
12 . Samsara