Metal News for June 19, 2010
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24 news articles posted on this day.
Seether is working on a new album and has issued the following update:
"What's up? This is Dale here and I just wanted to give you guys a quick head's up as to what is new is the world of Seether. We've been in Nashville for the past few weeks busy working on the new album and we're really excited about the new stuff. I definitely think it's the best stuff we've done to date so we're really excited for you guys to hear it and see what everybody's thinks about it.
"Working with Brendan O'Brien has been really great. He's a great guy, great producer and we gel really well with him musically, which is awesome. I think we just share the same vision of what we want this album to be at the end of the day. So it's been a great experience. He has a great crew of guys that her works with, real professional, really nice guys so its just been a good working environment and a good experience so far. We've taken a short break right now but gonna go back to Nashville in the beginning of next month and finish up the rest of the songs. We really don't have a lot left to do but when that's done, gonna go straight into mixing and start looking at options to get back out on the road.
"We'll probably be back on the road by fall and be out there playing these new songs and seeing all of you guys again. We're really excited and ready to get back out on the road and play these new songs for you guys. We look forward to seeing you guys soon!"
Steel Panther has released a new single, a cover of the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way," in the U.K. Check out the unofficial slide show/video below to hear it:
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace will be heading to Europe for the first time this July/August with Cattle Decapitation (US) and Gorod (FRA), plus Incantation (US) on select dates. This will also include an appearance on Obscene Extreme Festival alongside Misery Index and DRI.
The band also announced two new members: "We would also like to take this chance to welcome new guns Blake Simpson and Scott Heldorf to the ranks. They have been rehearsing with the band for the last 3 months, and are both great dudes and great musicians. They have taken the sound of the band well and truly up a notch. Please make them feel welcome at our two tour warm up shows in Sydney and Melbourne. We are very excited to take part in this tour, and are looking forward to sharing a tour bus with all the guys in these influential and extremely talented bands."
Here are the latest Cattle Decapitation "Human Harvest European Tour 2010" dates with special guests Gorod (FRA) and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace (AUS):
15.07 - Obscene Extreme Festival, Trutnov (Czech Republic)
17.07 - Civitanova Marche (Italy)
18.07 - Bologna (Italy) "Blogos"
20.07 - TBA – (France)
21.07 - Bilbao (Spain) "Santana 27"
22.07 - Porto (Portugal) "Rio"
23.07 - Madrid (Spain) "Sala Inferno Bar"
24.07 - TBA (France)
26.07 - Wrexham (ENG) "Central Station"
27.07 - Manchester (ENG) "Moho Live"
28.07 - London (ENG) "Underworld"
29.07 - Bristol (ENG) "The Croft"
30.07 - Namur (Belgium) "Cinex"
01.08 – Dublin (IRE), “Fibber McGees”
02.08 – Belfast (IRE) “Auntie Annies”
03.08 – Cork (IRE) “A Cruisan Lan”
Australian technical death metallers Psycroptic have announced a series of North American headlining dates. The dates will take place in the middle of and following their tour with death metal legends Nile. Support on the headline tour will come from label mates Keep of Kalessin and Pathology. Confirmed tour dates for the headlining shows are as follows:
November 26 – Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
November 27 – The Muse – Nashville, TN
November 28 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
November 29 – Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
November 30 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
December 1 – Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
December 2 – Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON – CANADA
December 3 – Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN More...
Hellyeah, the supergroup featuring members of Pantera and Mudvayne, have just released the official music video for "Hell of a Time". The song is the first single to be released from Hellyeah's upcoming album "Stampede" which is due for release on July 13th, 2010 on Epic Records.
The video can be viewed below.
Maryland rockers Clutch are giving away a download of their set performed at the iconic 2010 Bonnaroo music festival for free. The download, which is only available for a short time, can be picked up on Clutch's official website.
Clutch performed three sets at the Bonnaroo Festival. Two were Clutch sets and the third featured a performance from side project The Bakerton Group.
Between the Buried and Me have announced new dates to take place following their participation in the "Cool Tour". For the newly added shows, Between the Buried and Me will be opening for Underoath.
The new dates include:
Aug 2 2010
Aug 4 2010
Aug 5 2010
Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats have updated their current tour schedule to include a handful of newly announced European shows. The shows are seperate from their upcoming tour of the U.K with Bring Me The Horizon. The tour also marks the first time Cancer Bats will be playing shows in the country of Ireland.
The new shows start on October 274h in Folkstone, UK and ends on November 7th in Newcastle, UK.
Full tour dates include:
Oct.27 - Folkstone, UK - The Quaterstone
Oct.28 - Tenbridge Wells, UK - Forum
Oct.29 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Oct.30 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Oct.31 - Leeds, UK - The Cockpit
Nov.01 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov.02 - Coventry, UK - Kasbash
Nov.03 - Dublin, IE - Academy 2
Nov.04 - Belfast, IE - Limelight
Nov.05 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
Nov.06 - Aberdeen, UK - Drummonds
Nov.07 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2
Former Iron Maiden vocalist and solo artist Paul Di'Anno has issued the following update about performing three 30th anniversary shows in Japan:
"November 2010, 3 shows in Tokyo now confirmed: 30th Anniversary Shows. Featuring all of the 'Iron Maiden' album and also lots of songs from the 'Killers' album. November: Friday 19th Nov Club Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan, Saturday 20th Nov Club Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday 21st Nov Club Cyclone, Tokyo, Japan."
Persistense has issued the following update about the band's upcoming live shows and announcement about writing new material:
"Saturday July 10th and Sunday July 11th we will be playing shows with our German friends Lunarsphere. A great Death Metal / Metal band that kicked ass when we joined them on a few amazing shows on our tour in Germany. Be sure to check us out in Muziekcafe Smiley's, Brunssum or Plein 79, Den Bosch.
"We started songwriting again. Ralf has already written some really cool stuff that the band is working on now, new songs will definitely achieve a new level for Persistense. We can't wait to present them to you, although you will have to wait for them for a big while from now.
"Most of us will head to Graspop 2010 next week, that's the festival we all visit each year. Great atmosphere, great bands, great people. Too bad we aren't playing there I'd say. Hopefully there's a place for us at that festival next year. For now to all of you who head there too, have fun! Hope to see you there or at the shows in Brunssum or Den Bosch!"
German metal band Mystic Prophecy has announced that their search for a new drummer is over. After months of auditioning and listening to numerous drummers the band finally got the right man for the job. According to his biography this is what Claudio had to say:
"Hey! My name is Claudio Sisto, I'm half Italian but was born in Southern Germany. I got infected with the Heavy Metal virus as a child, in 1996 I had my first drum lessons and so far I played in bands like Contracrash, Mantikor and Ungehobelt. With Contracrash I released an album, rocked the Bang your Head Festival in 2008 and also toured Germany and Finland. In May 2010 I joined Mystic Prophecy claiming the vacant drum kit's seat and I can't wait to kick ass with the guys!"
Ravens Creed has issued the following studio update:
"Now then, Jay and myself took advantage of Frazer being on holiday (exploring druids caves) to have a damn good rehearsal, we went through songs from the next lp and some older tunes and five off Albion Thunder, all sounded great, harsh and skull-kicking!. Jay brought his full kit down, whilst I couldn't be arsed to haul my amp and cab about so I mic'd my little combo up through the PA, sounded awesome too.......and guess what?, looks like we've found a vocalist, 'official' announcement and all that crap soon."
Rotten Sound has announced some shows in Finland this summer. The dates are as follows:
01.7.2010 - Yo-talo, Tampere. with Deathbed and Speedtrap
02.7.2010 - Hässäkkäpäivät, Oulu. www.hassakkapaivat.com
03.7.2010 - Lepakkomies, Helsinki. with Famine Year
10.7.2010 - Finn Hits Fest, Pori. www.finnhitsfest.com
Ontario metal band Thine Eyes Bleed has announced a series of Canadian shows in July. The band comments, "Well Folks, we have been hard at work... we have a new album recorded & almost ready & have started booking some Canadian Dates for July!"
Thine Eyes Bleed has announced the following show dates:
July 08th - w/Our Lady of Bloodshed @ 7:00 PM Rehab, Brantford Ontario
July 09th - w/Heaven Ablaze @ 8:00 PM Hard Luck Bar, Toronto Ontario
July 10th - w/Heaven Ablaze, Nothing Left For Tomorrow, and Beyond the Black @ 9:00pm Call The Office, London Ontario
July 22nd - w/After The Burial and Terrorhorse @ 8:00pm London Music Hall Lounge, London Ontario
Florida power metallers Kamelot have announced they take the Pandemonium Tour to South America in April of 2011. Kamelot's Oliver Palotai states, "We played in Brazil a few years ago and it was amazing. We have heard from fans all over South America and how loud and crazy the fans will be, we know these shows will be KILLER! In addition to this we have added 2 very exclusive and special concerts in Mexico to this leg. The Kamelot Fans have been waiting, the time is now!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
4/7 2011 - Santiago De Chile - CHI - Teatro Caupolica
4/8 2011 - Buenos Aires - ARG - Teatro Flore
4/9 2011 - Sao Paulo - BRA - Victoria Hall
4/12 2011 - Bogota - COL - Downtown Majestic
4/14 2011 - Mexico City - MEX - Teatro Metropolitan
4/15 2011 - Chihuahua - MEX - Chihuahua Arena
The official Symphony X MySpace page has been updated with the following statement about the band's activity:
"My apologies for the uber-delay in getting an update posted; we've had to coordinate MJR and me, band management, and multiple people at both the US label office AND the Euro label office spanning quite a few time zones in all. Hopefully it'll go more smoothly from here on out as we all adjust to working together, but for now, here's your very belated update!
"Just spoke with MJR and here's the latest scoop! Mike said that the drums and most of the rhythm guitars are all recorded. At the moment, they are fine tuning the lyrics and melodies, during which time Russ will also be recording his vocals. Personally, I get more excited about this CD the more Mike tells me about it; I am quite secure in saying that it will be well worth the wait.
"While the band is busy working on the cd, we'd like to keep you busy as well; the band needs your help, in two areas. Firstly: the existing FAQ on the band's website was put together when 'The Odyssey' came out; obviously that was quite a while ago and lots has changed since then, including some significant gear/endorsement changes as well as a label change. So that's where you come in: help us put together a new FAQ for the new website. What do you want to ask the band? PLEASE do not send in questions like 'when are you going to play [insert location]?' or 'when will you make a dvd?'; best to stick to general information questions if you want the band to answer them. Send in your questions to email@example.com with "FAQ" in the subject line, and they'll be sent to the band; who knows, your question may show up in the FAQ on the band's new site! For those who have been wondering, we're anticipating that the new site will launch around the same time as the new CD. More...
Danish act Chainfist will release the debut album "Black Out Sunday" on October 15th via SAOL/H'art/Zebralution. The album, which includes a guest spot from Jabob Batten of Illdisposed, will feature 12 songs and will be available world wide in digital format through Zebralution. The cover art and design concept is being developed by Gustavo Sazes.
Chainfist guitarist Michael Kopietz comments: "Its really nice that people appreciate our effort and we are very proud to be part of the SAOL/H’art family! For us it was easy to take this move, especially after we have seen Musica Diablo's record being released through SAOL/H'art and the amazing job this guys have done! Now it's our turn to bring our album to life! We are confirming the last dates for the tour and the expectations are very high to see what Gustavo will do to the album cover and Design!"
The upcoming Chainfist tour dates are as follows: More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Finland's Code For Silence performing a home town show at Pub Katse. The video clip can be viewed below.
Kuma's Corner in Chicago, specializing in a rock and metal atmosphere, has created a burger in honor of EYEHATEGOD's two shows at the Empty Bottle this weekend.
The burger is ten ounces of beef on a pretzel roll with Polish mustard, a pecan crumble, bacon-wrapped, bleu cheese stuffed dates, and fresh rosemary. At Kuma's Corner, most of the food is named after a band like the Neurosis, Pantera, and High on Fire burgers or the Pig Destroyer sandwich.
Tonight, EYEHATEGOD will play their album "In The Name of Suffering" in its entirety, and tomorrow they will play "Take As Needed For Pain." These shows will end their summer tour, so get out there if you can.
Alaska native metal outfit 36 Crazyfists has announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, "Collisions and Castaways" through Ferret Music/WMG on July 27th. This will be the band's first studio album since 2008's, "The Tide And It's Takers."
The tracklisting for the album is as follows: More...
British heavy metal outfit Ventflow has announced that they have replaced their former lead vocalist Lee Brennan with ex Tonne singer Harry Watson, as well as adding second guitarist Jake Ettle-Iles. A message from the band reads as follows:
"We are glad to announce that we now have a full lineup again. We would like to welcome both Harry Watson and Jake Ettle-Iles into Ventflow.
"Harry will be our new frontman, taking over on vocal duties. His previous band Tonne/Blackout sadly split up not too long ago, but luckily for us we managed to snap him up before someone else did. Those of you who were lucky enough to see Tonne in action will know that Harry has a massive voice, and huge stage presence that will fit in perfectly with our music. Check out his previous band and you’ll hear what we mean: Tonne Myspace
"We have decided in the wake of the recent band shake-up that it would be the right time to introduce a second guitarist to beef up our sound, and allow us more flexibility and dynamics in the new material. Jake is our man for the job, a rhythm monster, and we glad to have him on board. His previous bands include Painslave and current project Hate Mechanism
"Both Harry and Jake share the same influences as us, so the new material we write will be along the lines of our original direction, only with a far more powerful and focused sound. We can’t wait to get some new tracks down and get out there gigging again!"
Australian brutal death metalers Disentomb have revealed the tracklisting and art for their debut album, "Sunken Chambers of Nephilim," which is set for release in late August 2010 worldwide through Amputated Vein Records. The album has been half recorded with mixing to be done by Jacob Schmidt of Defeated Sanity and mastering by Colin Davis of Imperial Studios.
Here's the tracklisting for DISENTOMB's "Sunken Chambers of Nephilim":
1. Purity Severed By The Antediluvian
2. Inhaling A Vomitous Iniquity
3. Cystic Secretion
4. Subterranean Burial
5. Sunken Chambers of Nephilim
6. Abhorrent Expansion
7. Suspended On His Symbol of Suffering
8. Incinerating The Angelic
10. Impaled Upon The Throne
You can view the artwork here.
Australian black metal band Astriaal has announced the launch show for the follow up to 2003’s "Renascent Misanthropy." The band will celebrate the launch of "Anatomy of the Infinite" alongside brutal death metal bands Disentomb and Defamer, as well as blackened thrashers Lustration.
Those who want the new album will be able to purchase it, and entry to the show, for a bargain price of $20 at the door.
The show takes place on Friday, July 23rd at Rosie's Live on Edward Street in Brisbane. You can check out the Facebook event page here. Here are the set times:
Lustration 845 – 915
Disentomb 935 – 1005
Defamer 1025 – 1105
Astriaal 1125 – late
Metallica recently posted some high quality live footage from their May 23, 2010 concert at Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, France. Check it out below: