Metal News for June 22, 2009
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33 news articles posted on this day.
Hardcore metal outfit Hatebreed has announced that they will be entering the studio soon to record a brand new studio album due for a late Fall release. The record will be self-titled and will be released through E1 Music and Roadrunner International.
Frontman Jamey Jasta states: "I can’t wait to work with E1 Music and Roadrunner International on this release — E1 did a great job with our Live Dominance DVD and our recent covers album. We’re so pumped to give them both our new studio album!"
The Summer Slaughter Fest is correctly named. When the tour arrives in your town, prepare for a bloodbath of immense proportions. Decibel, Affliction and Fangoria bring you a huge tour consisting of Blackguard, Decrepit Birth, After the Burial, Beneath the Massacre, Origin, Born of Osiris, Dying Fetus, Winds of Plague, Darkest Hour, Ensiferum, Suffocation, and Necrophagist with Behemoth joining the show on some dates. Impressed? Did I also mention that the ticket prices are extremely affordable to fit into your budget during this economic downturn? That’s a deal you can’t beat. So if you’re lucky enough to have a Slaughter in your town this summer, I suggest you don’t miss it.
In the sweltering, higher-than-average heat of New Orleans, the Summer Slaughter Tour stops to do a little killing. It wasn’t an official stop, but I would like to thank all of the bands for taking their day off to rock our town. The madness began at three o’clock. All of the bands kicked ass for about half an hour each. Blackgaurd, After the Burial, Origin, Beneath the Massacre and Darkest Hour were all incredible. Their merchandise was also very interesting, but with so many bands, I couldn’t afford it all. Music was blaring from the small tunnel-shaped hall that could be heard blocks away. Band members, roadies and helpful fans were constantly moving equipment in and out to accommodate the large number of bands. Yes, it was a bit hectic. But it all added to the excitement and fun nature of the show. More...
Dream Theater has issued the following announcement about Pain of Salvation and Beardfish dropping off this year's Progressive Nation tour:
"It is with the utmost disappointment that I am forced to share the unfortunate news of both Pain Of Salvation and Beardfish having to pull out of this summer's Progressive Nation tour....
"Their label Inside Out just recently lost the financial funding for the tour as a result of their distributor SPV recently claiming bankruptcy...which effectively meant that both Pain Of Salvation and Beardfish lost the tour support that was essential to their ability to come to North America for Progressive Nation. More...
Nightrage has issued the following announcement about appearing at the Scooprock Festival:
"Hail, Finnish Nightrage fans!
"We are now confirmed for the SCOOPROCK festival, taking place September 26 in Jäähalli, Mikkeli, along with THE HAUNTED and RAISED FIST among others."
Dino Cazares revealed in a recent interview with Pyromusic.net that Divine Heresy will be shooting a new music video next month. An excerpt from the interview can be found below. More...
Read the full article at Pyromusic.net.
U.K. thrashers Sylosis have posted a video clip online of their performance at the 2009 Download Festival. The video can be viewed below. More...
Croatian grindcore band Krlja is currently streaming two new songs online. The tracks "Massacre and Slaughter" and "Invisible Force of Chaos" can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
August Burns Red has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song at their MySpace page:
"The new song 'Existence' is up now! We hope you guys are stoked on it. Don't forget that we'll be putting up another new song here next week. 'Constellations' is out July 14th! Check out some of the pre-order options below."
The final Voivod album "Infini" will see its US release tomorrow, June 23rd via Relapse Records. The 13 tracks are the last to be written with late guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour. "Infini" also features Jason Newsted on bass, who also mixed the effort. The CD version of "Infini" will be packaged in a deluxe digi-pack with artwork designed by Voivod drummer Away.
Voivod are currently performing at a number of upcoming summer festivals with the line-up of Denis "Snake" Bélanger (vocals), Dan Mongrain (guitars), Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault (bass), and Michel "Away" Langevin (drums), performing material from the first ten years of Voivod's catalogue.
A widget for the album can also be viewed below. More...
Germany's Unlight has issued the following announcement about replacing their guitar player:
"After more than 11 years of great cooperation and friendship, guitarist 'Necron' has left UNLIGHT to be able to take more care of his family. His position is already filled by new guitarist 'Raptus'. Meanwhile UNLIGHT has played 2 shows with 'Raptus'. These 2 shows did proof that he's the right person for that job. In addition to that bass player 'Tartaros' is deputized until the end of 2010 by session bass 'Nightbutcher'. 'Nightbutcher' is a long-time friend of the band and therefore he fits almost perfectly into the present band structures. So the band is very optimistic concerning future plans and is already working on new material for another album."
Singapore based metal band Rudra has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their guitarist:
"Today is an emotional day for Rudra. It is with great pain that we are releasing this news that the band has decided to part ways with Selvam.
"We wish Selvam our best in his future endeavours. We are thankful to him for the good moments and for producing 4 memorable albums with us. Rudra is currently negotiating with a few guitarists who could possibly join us. It is a very stressful period for us right now as we are headlining the Tomahawk festival in about 3 weeks. Anyways, Rudra will not let anyone down."
New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle are set to release their upcoming album "Back To The Noose" on July 24th via Nuclear Blast. The band has posted a second teaser trailer online for the album, which can be viewed below. More...
Slipknot has announced a new U.S. tour alongside Anthrax and The Black Dahlia Murder. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
8/22 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheater + (KISW Pain In The Grass 2009 with MUDVAYNE and others)
8/23 - Kennewick, WA - Toyota Center
8/25 - Great Falls, MT - Four Seaons Arena
8/26 - Billings, MT - Metra Park Arena
8/28 - Boise, ID - Quest Arena
8/29 - Salt Lake City, UT - The E Center
8/31 - Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs World Arena
9/1 - Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
9/3 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
9/4 - Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center
9/5 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
My Private Hell has uploaded a new song and a number of new clips to their official myspace page. "Sundalo" is the first full track the band has added from their upcoming "Suicide" EP, set for release tomorrow, June 23, 2009.
"This one is for all of our dedicated fans and supporters whom make this all possible." exclaims Gian, "We chose the song since it's a simple, direct and brief song. Basically, it's a true representation of the band, in short-form."
My Private Hell returns after a few speed bumps, line-up changes and reflection to release the brand new studio album "Suicide" EP. The new album was recorded in Alhambra, CA with engineers Francis Buckley and Dan Heck at the helm. Although the recording was done in a short period of time (3 days, 21 hours), My Private Hell went in and got it done. Re-mixing duties were handled by the band.
Following the EP release, My Private Hell will support the EP by playing shows where there's a stage and a microphone. My Private Hell is currently searching for media exposure, promotional opportunities, distribution deal, licensing opportunities and a label they can call home.
The 2009 edition of Britain's Femme Metal Festival will take place on November 8th at the King's Hall in Herne Bay. Dutch band Delain has been confirmed as the headliner for the festival.
The other currently confirmed bands include: Cardamon, hAND, Apparition, Markize, Crimson Tear, and Sanity Falls.
UPDATE: Please note that the festival has been turned into a two-day event and the first day's location moved. Current details are: November 7th at The Asylum in Birmingham and November 8th at Chinnery's in Southend-on-sea.
New Jersey thrash band Whiplash recently performed at the Hellbrigade Festival. Two video clips have been posted online from the festival of the band performing the songs "The Burning of Atlanta" and "Spiral of Violence." The videos can be viewed below. More...
The Sonisphere Twitter page has been updated with the following statement that Fear Factory has canceled their upcoming appearance:
"What do you want? The good news or the Bad news? Good news is that we have an extra main stage band to announce. Bad news Fear Factory just pulled out (no that is not a euphemism)."
Arch Enemy has announced the following string of upcoming Asian tour dates:
10/17 - Loud Park ‘09 Makuhari Messe 9-11 - Tokyo, Japan
10/18 - Liberty Square - Taipei, Taiwan
10/20 - World Trade Center - Manila, Philippines
10/21 - Hitec Auditorium - Kowloon, Hong Kong
10/23 - The Star Live House - Beijing, China
10/25 - Venue TBA - Seoul, Republic of Korea
10/28 - Senayan Tennis Indoor Stadium - Jakarta, Indonesia
German gothic metallers Atargatis has issued the following announcement about finding a new guitarist:
"ATARGATIS have completed the search for a suitable guitar player!
"We're glad to tell you that we have the job on the guitar staffed again. Our new man on board of the ATARGATIS crew is Artur Vladinovskij and comes from Latvia.
"Artur is going to perform at the upcoming shows with us already. The Nocturnal Culture Festival (Deutzen /D) on the 5th of September will be his live-baptism of fire with us. More...
Dillinger Escape Plan front man Greg Puciato has issued the following band update / political commentary:
"Ok so sitting backstage at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, about to eat some dinner, figured I'd check in with you guys. First off, thanks to everyone who has come out so far...to Long Island, to Philadelphia, to DC, to Raleigh, to Bonnaroo, to Pontiac. These shows have been amazing and very invigorating for us as a band. Every one of these shows has been shockingly high energy, and the vibe between us and you guys has never been higher. Last night alone, when within seconds the stage barricade was pushed over and eventually taken out, fuuuuuck. There are people coming who have seen us 50 times, 20 times, 7 times, and many people who are just seeing us for the first time. All coming separately, but all leaving as one big sweaty blob ready to tell posers everywhere to SUCK IT. More...
Illdisposed has issued the following announcement about re-releasing two previous albums:
"After having fulfilled our contract with EMI Music Publishing, both EMI and we agreed that it's time to move on. So we proudly present our new publishing partner: Warner Chappell.
"Re-release of '1-800 Vindication' and 'Burn Me Wicked.' The two Roadrunner albums are sold out and taken out of catalogue. But Roadrunner licensed the albums to Massacre Records who will re-release the albums on the same date our new album will be released: August 28th 2009! This time they will be released worldwide!!!
"The albums will contain bonus tracks."
Down performed at the Sonisphere Festival on June 20th in Nijmegen. Three video clips from their performance at the festival can be viewed below. More...
Unlocked has issued the following announcement about signing to Crossfirecult Records:
"Newly formed death metal act Unlocked has officially signed with Crossfirecult Records. After the demise of his former band (Prostitute Disfigurement), guitarist Benny began writing music for his new project, recruiting several well known metal musicians for this vicious new assault along the way. The line-up is now complete with on drums - Dani 'Garghuf' Robnik (ex-Gorgoroth, God Seed, Nefarium), bass - Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness), guitar – Sebastiaan, and vocal delivery by Nornagest (Enthroned). Currently the band is working on their debut full length, which will be released in the 2nd half of 2009 on CFC records. A small appetizer of Armageddon can be heard here."
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued the following announcement about streaming new songs from his solo album online:
"I have uploaded six brandnew songs from my solo album HUBRIS I & II on my music-player, the songs are called 'Breast Feeding', 'Virgulandia', 'Domenicana', 'Lava Sky', 'Hubris', 'A Million Judas Iscariotes.' Listen to the songs and tell me what you think, thanks for your feedback!
"My solo album HUBRIS I & II was released in Europe via MASCOT RECORDS on June 15th."
British thrash masters EVILE are ready to reveal to the world their brand new album, "INFECTED NATIONS," which is due to be released on September 21st in Europe and on September 22nd in the USA.
Following EVILE's 2007 debut, "ENTER THE GRAVE" - an homage to the thrash of past - the band are now hitting out and marking a new milestone of their own with "INFECTED NATIONS." More...
DARKEST HOUR has teamed up with MySpace to bring fans an exclusive stream of their new album, "The Eternal Return," which hits streets this Tuesday, June 23. The album is featured here and is also streaming in its entirety on the band’s official MySpace page. "The Eternal Return" will be available until Monday at midnight. More...
Italian metal band Sothis has changed their name to Sawthis. The band commented:
"After 12 years, we have been forced to change monicker because of a homonymy with an american black metal band that has obtained the exclusive right, although started using the monicker later. It has been hard to accept, but we could do nothing. From now the italian Sothis will be called SAWTHIS and the new contacts are:
Darkane has posted a live video clip of their performance of the song "Fading Dimensions," which took place in Rochester, NY. The video can be viewed here.
Irish thrashers, GAMA BOMB, recently supported reunited thrash metal band, LAWNMOWER DETH, at a special show in Milton Keynes, with LAWNMOWER DETH preparing for their appearance at the Download festival in the UK, and GAMA BOMB preparing for their Summer appearances at Hellfest in France, and Tuska Open Air in Finland.
GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE comments on the gig:
"Playing with Lawnmower Deth was a bizarre but really fun experience. It was like a normal metal gig had been injected with silly sauce. When you play to those old-school crowds they don't need to get to know you; they just accept you immediately. It was class." More...
Napalm Death has issued the following statement about the video they recently released for the song "Time Waits For No Slave:"
"Hey Napalm friends out there...Thanks for the great comments on our new video, glad everyone likes it so far!
"Just to let you guys know, the man who directed it, shot it, and animated it is Tom Blythe of the band Goober Patrol! So again, many thanks to Tom for a cracking job.
"If any band out there is looking to make a video with a different angle to it, then Tom is your man and can be contacted at the following email address: email@example.com."
Cradle of Filth are currently running a contest to win a canvas painting signed by the members of the band. The canvas can be viewed here. Instructions on how to enter the contest can be viewed in the video below. More...
The production of the new BORKNAGAR album “UNIVERSAL” now finally complete. The album was recorded and mixed at Toproom Studio and produced by the band.
The band comments: “We are extremely satisfied with the result! The album turned out even better than we dared to hope for when starting this journey. There is an attitude, energy and nerve to this record that will appeal to the most primal side of man, yet there is complexity and atmosphere that will challenge the most sophisticated parts of mind. The album contains all the elements that made BORKNAGAR the band we are and we are firmly believe that this album will be a huge piece of candy for those who have followed the band through the years. This is by far the most complete album we have done to date- musically and productionwise- and we are right now just immensely eager to get the album out there!”
An official release date and more info will be revealed soon.
Prior to the release of "UNIVERSAL," BORKNAGAR will team up with CODE, SOLSTAFIR and SECRETS OF THE MOON for 3 very exclusive shows in Europe to promote the upcoming album.
24.09.2009 - GER Hamburg Markthalle
25.09.2009 - NL Leeuwarden Romein
26.09.2009 - GER Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
BORKNAGAR is also playing WACKEN OPEN AIR later this year.
Unexploded Records recently announced the signing of Swedish black metal band Svartsyn. The label now owns the rights of the band's three albums, "His Majesty," "Destruction of Man," and "Bloodline" and plans to reissue each of them soon.