Metal News for June 23, 2007
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19 news articles posted on this day.
The Austrian symphonic/gothic metal band Visions Of Atlantis will be touring North America for the first time beginning in September. The band is supporting their recent album Trinity.
Here are the latest Visons Of Atlantis Tour Dates:
9.5.07 US - West Springfield, VA / Jaxx
9.6.07 US - Hartford, CT / Webster Theatre
9.7.07 US - Pughkeepsie, NY / The Chance
9.8.07 US - Bedford, NH / Mark's Place
9.9.07 US - New York City, NY / Highline Ballroom
9.11.07 CA - Montréal, QC / Club Soda
9.12.07 CA - Québec, QC / Impérial
9.14.07 CA - Toronto, OT / The Funhouse
9.15.07 US - Cleveland, OH / Peabody's
9.16.07 US - Detroit, MI / I-Rock
9.18.07 US - Mokena, IL / The Pearl Room
9.19.07 US - St. Paul, MN / Station 4
9.22.07 US - Seattle, WA / Studio Seven
9.23.07 US - Portland, OR / Roseland Theater & Grill
9.25.07 US - West Hollywood, CA / Whiskey a Go Go
9.26.07 US - Santa Ana, CA / Galaxy Theatre
9.27.07 MX - Mexicali / The Metro
9.28.07 US - Tempe, AZ / The Clubhouse
9.30.07 US - San Antonio, TX / Sanctuary
10.1.07 US - Houston, TX / Meridian
In 2006 songwriter/bass player PAUL LOGUE of CRY HAVOC and vocalist MICHAEL EDEN decided to form a rock solid partnership cemented in Metal. Together with British drummer PETE NEWDECK of THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, DEMON DRIVEATTACK guitar virtuoso THORSTEN KOEHNE of CODE OF PERFECTION and AXEL RUDI PELL, ULI JON ROTH and ROUGH SILK keyboard player FERDY DOERNBERG, they started this promising union.
Melodicrock.com's Producer Of The Year 2005 and PINK CREAM 69 bassist DENNIS WARD was secured to oversee the mixing and mastering of the album. Logue persuaded PINK CREAM 69 vocalist DAVID READMAN to join the backing vocal army for the record as well as YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOWMIDNIGHT BLUE vocalist DOOGIE WHITE, current EVIDENCE ONE, MIDNITE CLUB and former DOMAIN vocalist CARSTEN "LIZARD" SCHULZ.
The band's current line-up is:
MICHAEL EDEN (Vocals)
THORSTEN KOEHNE (Guitars)
PAUL LOGUE (Bass)
FERDY DOERNBERG (Keyboards)
PETE NEWDECK (Drums)
The album's complete tracklist is as follows: More...
Acclaimed heavy metal drummer Richard Christy (ex-Iced Earth, Death, Leash Law, Control Denied), who currently works for "The Howard Stern Show", has teamed up with Metalkill to create a number of PC shooter and Medieval games. There first release will be a game called Skullfuck from one of the characters in Christy's directorial film debut, "Evil Ned 3 -The Return of Evil Ned 2 - Electric Boogaloo".
TJ Killers, CEO of Metalkill, commented: "Working with Richard has been a lot of fun so far getting his first movie ready. Skullfuck should be released sometime this summer. We are both very excited of what is yet to come."
Metalkill has two game releases online called The Underworld and Evil Fate. These Beta releases feature music from Cattle Decapitation, Threat Signal, Fear Factory, and Suffocation.
Read the full article at Metalkill.
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE guitarist Frank Iero has responded to claims by Marilyn Manson that the New Jersey emo titans are mere copycats.
Manson previously blasted MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, saying he was embarrassed because "these people are doing a really sad, pitiful, shallow version of what I've done."
Speaking exclusively to Kerrang! magazine, guitarist Frank Iero answered back to Manson's taunting.
"We're Marilyn Manson fans," said Iero. "I think he's really cool. The funny thing is that he seems to have lashed out at us about the make-up. That's weird to me, because I had heard of Alice Cooper before I heard of Marilyn Manson. I don't know how he could be mad at us. We never came out and said we were going to call ourselves by girl's name and then a serial killer's name.
"I'm really sorry if he feels we ripped him off," he added. "It would have been nice if he could have said something to our faces but he's been all smiles every time I've seen him. Maybe he's doing it for the press. Some people just like to talk..."
A new MUSHROOMHEAD video has surfaced online via the Precinct 13 Entertainment MySpace page. The clip for "Damage Done" (watch it at this location) was produced by Precinct 13 during the shoot for their upcoming film "The Rage", directed by FX legend Robert Kurtzman ("From Dusk Til Dawn", "Wishmaster") and it features the fire-breathing burlesque of Miss Pussycat.
ADEMA's new album, "Kill the Headlights" (Immortal Records), has had its release date pushed back to August 21 from the previously announced July 24. The album's first single, "Cold and Jaded", is scheduled to go for radio adds after July 4. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Marshall Altman (MARC BROUSSARD, ZEBRAHEAD). Mastering duties were handled by Eddie Schreyer at Oasis Mastering in Burbank. Check out the cover artwork at this location.
ADEMA was recently picked up by Union Entertainment Group, which also manages such well-known bands as NICKELBACK, DEFAULT and CANDLEBOX.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania melodic thrashers CROWN THE LOST have posted a new song, "Bound to Wrath", on their MySpace page. The track was recorded during April and May of 2007 by Dave Watson at Soundscape Studios in Pittsburgh.
CROWN THE LOST's debut album, "Reverence Dies Within", was produced by Eric Klinger (PRO-PAIN, ICARUS WITCH) and was released in September of 2006 to critical acclaim.
Chicago's genre-bending YAKUZA has posted artwork for the band's forthcoming record, Transmutations, online here, where pre-orders for the record are also available. Prosthetic Records has also posted a brand new YAKUZA track online; entitled "Egocide," the track will appear on Transmutations, which will see an August 7 release through Prosthetic Records. Prior to that, YAKUZA will host a listening party for Transmutations July 31 at the Liar's Club in Chicago.
GOJIRA's will see the band's latest music video re-aired on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball this weekend, so be sure to tune in! GOJIRA's video for "To Sirius" is available online here, while you can also check out "Angry Mob Justice" from THE ACACIA STRAIN here, just in case you can't catch the show.
Devildriver, who recently tried to capture the guiness world record for the largest circle pit in history was unfortunatly denied, however you can see footage of the famed event here : Devildriver Moshpit. More...
Tune into this week's Headbangers Ball, which airs at 11pm EST, Saturday night on MTV2, to watch videos from Machine Head, Trivium, and more captivating interview segments provided by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine. Here's the complete video playlist:
HellYeah - You Wouldn't Know
Pantera - Cemetary Gates
Job For A Cowboy - Embedded
Mastodon - Blood And Thunder
Kamelot - Ghost Opera (debut)
Anthrax - Caught In A Mosh
Black Label Society - In This River (From Dimebag Darrell 2007 Rock Walk Induction)
Alice In Chains - Sea Of Sorrow
Trivium - The Rising
Damageplan - Explode
Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Wanna Stop
Clutch - Electric Worry
Machine Head - Aesthetics of Hate
Black Sabbath - Neon Knights
Diecast - Fade Away
Death Before Dishonor - Break Through It All
Mudvayne - Happy
Alabama Thunderpussy - Words of A Dying Man
Amon Amarth - Cry of The Black Birds
Gojira - To Sirius
IN THIS MOMENT are about to wrap-up their first European tour, which saw them perform in front of thousands at a slew of major festivals such as Download and Rock Am Ring. Chris Howorth (guitars) recently checked in with the Headbangers Ball blog documenting their entire European experience. You can check it out here.
IN THIS MOMENT’s new single for the album’s title track, “Beautiful Tragedy,? is starting to create a buzz at Active Rock radio garnering heavy play at such tastemaker stations as WKQX (Chicago), KSAN (San Francisco), KTBZ (Houston), WRIF (Detroit), KUPD (Phoenix) and KXTE (Las Vegas). The track has also just been posted on the band’s official MySpace page.
WINDS OF PLAGUE will soon embark on "The American Uprising Tour," a lengthy summer trek that kicks off on June 27th with Catherine and Beneath The Sky. Born of Osiris and At The Throne of Judgment will also join the tour a week later. See the tour section for the current itinerary. The group recently completed work on their much-anticipated Century Media debut offering with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, A Love Ends Suicide).
Johnny Plague (vocals) checks in with the following report: "We're packin up the WOP camp and heading out on this two month headlining trek across North America. We can't wait for all the stage dives and high fives that await us. To let kids know what to expect at a WOP show and so they can prepare for battle we uploaded a live video of the track 'Angels Of Debauchery' onto our MySpace page www.myspace.com/windsofplague. Check that out, see when were coming to your town and prepare to witness an uprising.
Belgian black metallers Enthroned recently announced the return of ex-drummer Alsvid for the recording sessions for "Tetra Karcist" due to some work conflicts with existing drummer Glaurung.The band also added bassist Phorgath, who "used to be (the) session guitar player (for Enthroned) after Nerath Daemon's departure and is the frontman of Belgian death/black metal band Emptiness," the group posted on their website. Enthroned also announced that guitarist Nornagest will take over the lead vocals in the group following the departure of frontman Sabathan last October.
Enthroned will support Gorgoroth on their upcoming European tour in November. Enthroned 's schedule is now shaping up as follows:
Jul. 21 - BE - Méan - Mean Metal Fest
Aug. 17 - MX - Leon - [to be announced]
Aug. 18 - MX - Mexico City - Expo
Aug. 19 - MX - [to be announced]
Enthroned supporting Gorgoroth:
Nov. 08 - DK - Kobenhavn - The Rock
Nov. 09 - NL - Leeuwarden - Romeijn
Nov. 10 - NL - Rotterdam - Waterfront
Nov. 16 - CH - Erstfeld - Transilvania Live
Nov. 17 - FR - Lyon - [to be announced]
Nov. 18 - ES - Barcelona - Mephisto
Nov. 20 - FR - Paris - La Loco
Nov. 21 - UK - London - Scala
Nov. 22 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
Nov. 23 - IE - Dublin - The Voodoo Lounge
Nov. 24 - IE - Cork - An Cruiscin Lan
Nov. 25 - UK - Glasgow - Cathouse
Nov. 27 - FR - Rennes - Antipos
Nov. 28 - BE - Vosselaar – Biebob
SUICIDE SILENCE have set The Cleansing as the title to their upcoming new album, which is set for a September 18th release. A new track, “Unanswered,” has just been posted on the band’s official MySpace page along with the disc’s cover art and official track listing.
This new effort was recorded with producer John Travis (Static-X), while the renowned Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted) handled mixing duties. The artwork for The Cleansing was handled by Dave McKean (Mirrormask, Sandman comics) and Mitch Lucker (vocals) states: “From the very beginning, we wanted artwork that would separate ourselves from other bands and add some value to the purchase so fans would be less prone to simply download the record. Dave went above and beyond helping us achieve that as he created an entire layout that exceeded our expectations and further enhanced the album artistically.”
You can check out the song “Stand And Receive Your Judgment,” off DARKEST HOUR’s upcoming new album Deliver Us, over at the band’s official MySpace page. The album will be released on July 10th through Victory Records.
Video footage of Dark Tranquility's June 15, 2007 performance at the Hultsfred festival in Hultsfred, Sweden has been posted at YouTube, as well as a collection of photos on the official site.
Dark Tranquility has stated about the Hultsfred concert: "This show was the first to display a set of animations and projections during our performance. The whole gig was filmed with pro equipment and there's a possibility that the footage will be publicly available in the future."
The band recently posted its promotional video for the song "Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)" at YouTube. The song comes off the group's new album "Fiction", which sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Dark Tranquility's video for "Focus Shift" made its Headbanger's Ball debut on May 26. The stunning clip was shot by acclaimed director Roger Johansson (In Flames, The Haunted) and captures the band's unmatched live intensity. The track comes off Fiction, a scorching effort that will undoubtedly add an exhilarating new chapter to the genre's storied history.
Read the full article at Dark Tranquility Official site.
Leeds, England-based crossover/thrash/zombie-core masters SEND MORE PARAMEDICS have split up after six years together. The band will play its final concert on Octoebr 27, 2007 at Joseph's Well in Leeds.
Stated briefly in the latest bulletin by the band, "We will be honoring all the commitments we have made up to that date. It's been six years but our zombie corpses are finally rotting to the point at which we can continue no more. A million thanks to you all."
SEND MORE PARAMEDICS (whose name is a reference to the 1985 horror/comedy "Return of the Living Dead") originally formed as a side project of Leeds band AND NONE OF THEM KNEW THEY WERE ROBOTS, but gradually gained a higher profile. The band plays in the 1980s crossover style, with lyrics about zombies and cannibalism, and is heavily influenced by zombie movies. On stage, they dress as zombies and the drummer dons a Mexican wrestling mask (a homage to the character in Brian Clement's "Meat Market" films).
Michigan's STILL REMAINS will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, July 20 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.
Bruce has also taken news, downloads, and info about his shows to My Space.
Read the full article at Bruce Dickenson's official Radio site.