Metal News for June 19, 2009
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The Haunted has announced two new September shows in Finland:
Sep 26, 2009 - Scooprock, Mikkeli, Finland
Sep 27, 2009 - Klubi, Turku
For ticket info, visit www.tiketti.fi.
New Zealand metal band Subtract and Australian based Katzenjammer Records have set a July Australian release of the band’s new record titled "Winning Hearts and Minds." Currently available worldwide on iTunes, the new album marks the band’s first physical international release.
Formed during the mid 1990’s, Subtract became one of the premier acts in New Zealand metal and true forefathers of the local heavy scene. The band has opened for such acts as Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Fear Factory, Helmet, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Opeth, as well as touring extensively throughout New Zealand.
Project 86 has posted a new song, "The Butcher," on their MySpace page. The song is off their upcoming album "Picket Fence Cartel," which will be available in stores and online July 14th. You can pre-order the album now at the Tooth & Nail Store.
Alveran Records has announced the signing of Fatal Recoil, a five-piece deathcore band from Ypres, Belgium. After a couple of low profile releases and a couple of line up changes, the band is preparing for the release of their first full length record ever, "Stigmatizing the Backslider," this summer.
The label commented: "The few snippets from the studio we heard so far sound nothing more than devastating. We can't wait to get the master in our hands, which should be on its way to our office after getting some final touches earlier this week. Seriously fucking stoked!!!"
You can listen to a brand new song on the band's MySpace page.
Frontiers Records has signed Christian hard rockers STRYPER for the European release of the band's brand new album "Murder By Pride," due on August 28, 2009. The album is to be released on July 21, 2009 in North America.
Formed in 1983, the band released five studio albums before disbanding in February 1992. Singer Michael Sweet pursued a solo career, while the other members have kept on working together, until Stryper came back in the original line up during 2005, releasing the acclaimed new album entitled "Reborn".
In the past few years singer Michael Sweet started to cooperate with Boston and the result of this is a stunning recording of the classic song "Peace of Mind" on the brand new album "Murder By Pride," which sees none other than Tom Scholz guesting on guitar.
"I got the idea of the title 'Murder By Pride' from seeing pride consume dreams, goals and many times, lives" continues Sweet "We all deal with pride and it can be crippling, so I wanted to write a lyric and a theme that would be a constant reminder of that. This record has been in the works for a long, long time and I can only hope that it was worth the wait!"
The "Murder By Pride" European tracklisting includes the following songs: More...
The newest signing of Bieler Bros. Records, Uncrowned has posted their new single "Remember Your Ghost" online. You can check it out on their MySpace player.
"Remember Your Ghost" will impact radio on June 22nd.
New York based extreme metal legends SUFFOCATION have made the title track to their new album, "Blood Oath," available for listening exclusively online here.
Following a last minute visa issue that forced the band to sit out Blackenedfest, Swedish black metallers, MARDUK, their visas securely in hand, have scheduled the following US tour dates with support from Withered and Black Anvil.
Said guitarist Morgan Håkansson, “We are excited to finally be over in the states and do these shows after all the problems with the visas. The three shows in August are just the start. We are preparing for a full tour in the winter that will cover all the areas we missed on Blackenedfest. Please join us as we raise the Banner Of The Wolf!” More...
NY metal band, Grey Skies Fallen, has issued the following update on the recording of their new song:
"Man, we haven't been this productive in years. The pieces are finally starting to come together once again. Songs are being written and demoed in preparation for the real recordings."
"The second half of this year should be fun. We plan on having at lest 6 new songs released by the end of the year and then continue from there."
"For the first time in a long time, I think I can honestly say we all feel good about GSF."
Spoiler NYC, the NY-based punk trio featuring Life of Agony's Alan Robert on lead vocals and bass, head into the studio this week to begin recording the follow-up to their debut album "Grease Fire in Hell's Kitchen" (SOS Records/I Scream Records). Seven-time Grammy-Award winning producer, Ken Lewis, will handle recording and mixing duties on the new record titled "Banned in 38 States." More...
Osmose Productions has announced the European signing of the band Merrimack in co-operation with Moribund Records.
Merrimack's upcoming album, "Grey Rigorism," is set for a September 15th, 2009 release. It will be released as a regular CD and a limited gatefold double LP.
The tracklisting for "Grey Rigorism" is as follows:
1. The golden door
4. La sainteté du mal
5. Cold earth mourning
6. Grey rigorism
7. When the stars align
9. In the halls of white death
10. By thy grace
Chapel Hill, NC doom trio BLACK SKIES recently kicked off a string of tour dates in support of their latest EP, "Hexagon," issued as a limited edition 12" via I'm Better Than Everyone Records. This will mark the band’s first time ever playing on the West Coast.
Through hard work BLACK SKIES has been making waves across the eastern half of the United States and continue gaining momentum with tours booked throughout 2009.
Here are the latest BLACK SKIES tour dates: More...
Korpiklaani is currently streaming their entire new album "Karkelo" online at their MySpace page. "Karkelo" is currently set for a June 26th release through Nuclear Blast Records.
Chris Hathcock of The Reticent has issued the following statement about the band calling it quits:
"Regretfully, I have not mapped out exactly what I wish to say here and so, foolishly, I shall be writing it as it comes to mind. Yet, I feel I must say what I must in an urgent manner so I pray you will bear with me.
"It is with a great sense of sorrow that I officially announce that I am hereby ending the project known as The Reticent. This was far from an easy decision to make but I feel a most necessary one. This project is to be considered dead. More...
Arkaea, the band featuring Fear Factory members Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera, has posted their first music video online for the track "Locust." The video can be viewed below (please note to non-U.S. residents - the video is provided through MTV, so it may not be viewable for you). The song comes from the band's upcoming album "Years In The Darkness," which will be released in Europe on July 20th and North America on July 14th. More...
A Band Of Orcs has posted a new live video clip online, which can be viewed below. The band issued the following statement about the video:
"Greetings, Here's a brand-spankin' new song for you all, Inchoates, videographed by the indefatiguable Psychogeezer and posted on his myspace page. This one is called ‘Fall of the Fire Lord,’ and is the third song off a concept album the orcs are currently working on that pays tribute to the ‘Against the Giants’ module series written by Gary Gygax for the AD&D game. The first 2 songs A Band of Orcs has written for this album are called ‘Hall of the Frozen Dead’ and ‘When the Hills Run Red.’" More...
Canadian metallers Bloodshoteye have posted a new video online for the song "Better Off Dead," which comes from their latest album "Expect the Unexpected." The video can be viewed below. More...
Cradle Of Filth has issued the following brief announcement about launching a Twitter page for fans to get quick band updates:
"A new Official Cradle Of Filth Twitter page has been started, so if you want to follow for short updates on the band, click HERE and press follow."
Eyefear has issued the following statement about parting ways with their keyboardist:
"It is with great regret that our long time keyboard player Sammy Giaccotto has decided to leave EYEFEAR. We wish him all the best and thank him for his contribution. It's been an awesome ride !!!!!! On the positive side we will be introducing our new keyboard player in the next few days."
Sammy Giaccotto also made the following announcement about his departure:
"Life is full of many decisions, and this was by far one of the most difficult I’ve had to make. More...
Leaves' Eyes have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled "My Destiny" on July 24th. The track listing will be as follows:
1. My Destiny
2. The Battle of Maldon (Non Album Track)
3. Scarborough Fair (Acoustic Version - Non Album Track)
5. Nine Wave Maidens (Non Album Track)
6. My Destiny (Remix - Non Album Track)
Terminal Press has secured some prime real estate at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con June 19th-21st at booth #1000 and will be celebrating with an exclusive "DIMMU BORGIR: Dark Fortress" preview book.
Terminal Press, in association with Nuclear Blast, had previously announced the "DIMMU BORGIR: Dark Fortress" preview book that will be available at the Nuclear Blast booth (#116) at this year's San Diego Comic Con. Today, Terminal Press announced that they will, in fact, have a separate Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Exclusive version that will be ready to make a surprise debut at this weekend's convention.
The book contains a thirteen page first-look preview of the title along with pin-ups and covers which are exclusive to this edition. This will be an extremely limited run and will be available on a first come, first served basis: no pre-orders or reserve tickets are available.
The book's writer, Brian Ferrara, and artist Narek Gevorgian will be at the Terminal Press booth for signings, sketches, and to field any questions about their newest project.
"DIMMU BORGIR: Dark Fortress" utilizes the artistic vision and lyrical themes of the biggest black metal band in the world, DIMMU BORGIR, to create a powerful and thought-provoking fantasy horror comic book. The full "DIMMU BORGIR: Dark Fortress" graphic novel will be available later this year. A promo image is available here.
Terminal Press will be located on the convention floor at booth #1000 at the Wizard World Philadelphia Convention from June 19th-21st. Visit TerminalPress.com for more info. More...
New Zealand grindcore outfit BACKYARD BURIAL has posted an update on their forthcoming album. Here it is:
“In an update on BACKYARD BURIAL, the debut album release is approaching fast! Jason “PC” Fuller (BLOOD DUSTER) has very recently finished mixing and mastering the album. Jason’s latest work before working on the new Backyard was the 2009 release of BRUTAL TRUTH ‘Evolution Through Revolution’.
“The new album is entitled ‘Symptoms of Psychopathology’ and contains 10 previously unreleased tracks, containing the usual trademark Backyard death/grind style but with a more brutal overall sound that incorporates a groove/slam style and more guttural vocals. Lyrical themes encompass mental sickness, psychiatry, criminal insanity and altered states.”
Woe Of Tyrants is set to unveil their latest video for the song "Golgotha" from their Metal Blade debut, "Kingdom Of Might." The band once again worked with Siege Media in shooting the video. The video will be posted Thursday, June 18th on MetalSucks.net at noon pacific, 3pm eastern.
Vocalist Chris Catanzaro comments: "We have worked with Jake and Siege Media twice now, and it's very exciting for us to see a young company develop between two videos shot in such a close proximity. We feel Jake and the crew captured the mood and excitement that we'd envisioned for this song and we're excited to premier it with our friends at MetalSucks for all of you to enjoy as well. Big thanks as always to our friends at Siege Media for tireless efforts and quick turnarounds and also the warehouse in Detroit, MI where the video was shot!"
"Golgotha" is the closing track on "Kingdom Of Might" and has become a favorite among fans in their live set. You'll have a chance to see Woe Of Tyrants on the road this summer with Unearth, For the Fallen Dreams and Starring Janet Leigh before joining up with equally epic and shred-worthy label mates, Bison b.c. and Lazarus A.D., on the Baptized In Beer tour.
Kenosha, WI's Lazarus A.D. have come a long way in the last year, having re-released The Onslaught through Metal Blade and touring US and Canada with the likes of Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and most recently Testament and Unearth. Lazarus A.D. will now be taking their energetic and enthralling stage show overseas to the fans at Japan's infamous Loud Park festival! Bassist/vocalist, Jeff Paulick, describes being invited to play as “an unbelievable honor” and the band is unanimous in their excitement about doing a festival of this magnitude this early in their career. Also confirmed so far for this year's Loud Park also are Poison The Well, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer and the legendary Judas Priest.
Lead guitarist Dan Gapen sums it up: “All I can say is wow. I am so honored to play a festival of such magnitude. I can't wait to experience the Japanese culture…Sake anyone?!?!”
Lazarus A.D.'s touring onslaught will continue in just a few short weeks with label mates, Bison b.c. and Woe of Tyrants, on the Baptized In Beer tour.
Baptized In Beer
Tour w/ Bison b.c., Barnburner
07/08 Vancouver, BC Biltmore no Barnburner w/ Bogus Tokus
07/09 Kelowna, BC Habitat
07/10 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
07/11 Calgary, AB Dickens
07/13 Banff, AB Wild Bills
07/14 Saskatoon, SK Amigo's
07/15 Regina, SK The Exchange
07/16 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Hotel
Tour w/ Bison b.c.
07/17 St. Paul, MN Triple Rock
07/18 Mokena, IL Pearl Room
07/19 Sandusky, OH Underground
Bison b.c., Woe Of Tyrants
07/21 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
07/22 Nashville, TN The Muse
07/23 Jackson, MS Club Fire
07/24 Fayetteville, AR The Gypsy
07/25 Amarillo, TX War Legion Underground
07/26 Ft Worth, TX Ridglea Theater
07/27 Window Rock, AZ Day Customs
07/28 Tempe, AZ Club 910
07/29 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
07/30 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
07/31 San Jose, CA VooDoo Lounge
08/01 Portland, OR Ash St Saloon
08/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Amon Amarth recently appeared at Metal Hammer's Golden Gods 2009 awards at the 02 in London, playing a blistering 15 minute set alongside Saxon, Trivium, DevilDriver and Anvil.
Soon afterwards, they walked away with an award for BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT.
Vocalist Johan Hegg comments on the award: “This came as a total surprise to us! We are honored that we have such a strong support base and we'd like to thank all you metal heads that voted for us. Winning the Breakthrough Metal Hammer Golden God Award is big for us, and together with all the great things that happened during the last years; high chart entries, great concert turnouts, playing in worldwide territories and opening for Slayer makes this all together totally amazing. We are out of words to describe how thankful we are. We feel really triggered to continue deliver intense shows and inspired to start working on new songs. Horns up and thanks!”