Metal News for June 26, 2009
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Heavy metal band THE HOURGLASS from Syria are proud to announce the signing of a distribution deal with Hellion Records Germany to distribute their albums around the world.
THE HOURGLASS is currently recording their new EP.
English hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will be headlining the Baalbeck International Festival in Lebanon. This takes place three years after the infamous cancelation of their concert at the same festival back on the 25th of July, 2006 which was a result of the Israeli attacks at Lebanon at the time. Deep Purple promise a show that would make it up to their Lebanese fans.
The show will take place on July 25, 2009.
Ram-Zet's fourth album to be released by Ascendance Records recently announces the signing of Ram-Zet and plans to release their upcoming fourth studio album entitled “Neutralized” this autumn.
The album was recorded during 2008 and early 2009, seeing the band at the peak of their creativity. Ram-Zet employed a lengthy, busy writing schedule with the album being mixed this summer ready for a tentative release date of September.
Bloody Panda will be releasing their upcoming album "Summon" via Profound Lore Records on August 11. The band has announced the following string of tour dates in support of the album release:
7/21 (Tues) Bethlehem, PA @ Burners
7/22 (Wed) Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/Woe)
7/23 (Thurs) Washington, DC @ The Red And The Black (w/Salome)
7/24 (Fri) Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi (w/Dysrhythmia)
7/25 (Sat) Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox (w/Dark Castle)
7/26 (Sun) off
7/27 (Mon) Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole (w/Dark Castle)
7/28 (Tues) Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic (w/Dark Castle)
7/29 (Wed) off
7/30 (Thurs) Miami, FL @ Goo (w/Dark Castle/ Maruta)
7/31 (Fri) Orlando, FL @ tba (w/Dark Castle)
8/1 (Sat) Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (w/Dark Castle, Withered)
8/2 (Sun) New Orleans, LA @ Hi-Ho Lounge
8/3 (Mon) Baton Rouge, LA @Lacey's House (w/Thou)
8/4 (Tues) off
8/5 (Wed) Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music (w/Zucura)
8/6 (Thurs) Nashville, TN @ The End
8/7 (Fri) Indianapolis, IN @ Casa Del Kotex (w/Black Arrows of Filth And Impurity)
8/8 (Sat) Chicago, IL @ White Star Bar (w/Lord Mantis, Giant Squid, Grayceon)
8/9 (Sun) Columbus, OH @ The Summit (w/Lord Mantis)
8/10 ( Mon) Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's (w/Giant Squid, Grayceon)
8/11 (Tues) off
8/12 (Wed) Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
8/13 (Thurs) Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
8/14 (Fri) Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
8/15 (Sat) Portland, ME @ New Systems Laundry (w/Ocean)
8/16 (Sun) Boston, MA @ Church (w/Ocean)
8/17 (Mon) off
8/18 (Tues) tba
8/19 (Wed) tba
8/20 (Thurs) Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
8/21 (Fri) Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Job For A Cowboy has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song on their MySpace page:
"We Just Posted another new song from our new record 'Ruination' out on 7/7 on Metal Blade Records. The track is called 'Regurgitated Disinformation'. Check it out and don't forget about our presale HERE;and to come out and see us on the Rockstar MAYHEM fest all summer long! Thanks!"
Viking metallers Tyr have issued the following announcement about offering their latest album "
By The Light Of The Northern Star" as a picture disc:
"Ltd to 500 hand numbered Copies in Heavy Picture Vinyl incl. 2 Bonus Tracks and Insert Sheet.
"Order your copy here.
"Best wishes, Týr MySpace"
Sweden's Draconian has posted a live video clip of the song "Bloodflower," which was performed during a show in Israel. The video can be viewed below. More...
Spanish black metal band Gothmog has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their vocalist:
"Pikaath, who has been Gothmog's singer since the bands birth in 2005, has decided to leave the band and focus on his other projects. His contribution to the band and the prints of his work will always be patent in our 'A Step in the Dark' album, we wish him only the best.
"Despite that, Gothmog has to push forward as it always has, and that's why we oficially announce that we are looking for a new singer to join the band and confront future recordings and shows. Knowing English and being able to sing in tune with clean voice will be valuable assets, but above all we value seriousness, a clear and focused mind and willingness to work hard.
"If interested, contact us via the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Danish thrashers The Burning have issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:
"We proudly welcome our new guitarist Alex Kjeldsen to our ranks, here is the official statement:
"Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING has parted ways with guitarist Rasmus Normand and welcomes guitarist Alex Kjeldsen (Ex-Dawn of Demise) to their ranks.
"This is not a bad break-up, we are still good friends with Rasmus and he still wishes the best for The Burning, it simply got harder and harder for him to find the time to play metal. We are very proud and thankful for the time he has served in The Burning and we wish the best of luck to him, his soon to be wife, and their new born child. More...
Guitarist Miika Tenkula of Finnish metal band Sentenced died on February 18th, 2009. The band has issued the following statement regarding the cause of his death:
"To stop rumours about Miika Tenkula's cause of death, his family wishes to state the following: Miika had a genetic heart condition and died from a sudden attack at his home on February 18th, 2009.
"For those wondering where Miika is buried: his grave can be found at the Kirkkosaari cemetery in his hometown Muhos, Finland."
Lizzy Borden has issued the following recap of the Kobetasonik festival:
"Wednesday morning I got a call asking if we wanted to play the Kobetasonik festival in Bilbao Spain On Saturday. I wasn’t sure that we could do the show because my passport just expired the day before. I spent the whole day at the federal building on Thursday not knowing if they would renew my passport or not, they just kept saying we will do our best. I finally got it in my hands at 5:00 that night; we flew out for Spain the next morning. We arrived at the festival at around 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday scheduled to play at 8:15 that night, only one problem, the airline lost all of our luggage. We finally tracked it down and they said they were flying it in and it would all be there in time for the show. While we franticly waited for our luggage we watched Buckcherry, papa roach, and Anthrax, all really great shows! More...
Debemur Morti Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing the new album by Finnish black metallers Horna:
"Reclaimed from the dusty vaults, HORNA's 'Musta Kaipuu' presents – for the first time on CD – ten legendary, long-lost tracks from the 'Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne' recording sessions. To Be released on July 17th."
The Track listing will be as follows:
3. Aldebaranin Susi
4. Unohdetut Kasvot, Unohdettu Ääni
6. Oi Kallis Kotimaa
10. Menneiden Kaiku
The Order of Apollyon has issued the following statement about streaming their first track online:
"All Hails, devotees.
"The first extract from the preproduction of 'The Flesh', the debut album from The Order Of Apollyon, is now online on the band's official MySpace page.
"The band's line-up consists of BST (Aborted, Aosoth) on guitars and vocals, James McIlroy (Chaosanct, Cradle of Filth, Matron) on guitars, Daniel Wilding (Aborted) on the drums and Peter Benjamin (Akercocke, For The Blind) on bass and vocals.
"For more information about the upcoming album and booking conditions, feel free to get in touch with us.
"Judgement is upon us. Join the Order."
Sumerian black metallers Melechesh have posted a fan filmed video online of the band performing the track "Ladders to Sumeria" at this year's Hellfest. The video can be viewed below. More...
E1 Music has announced the addition of Canada’s Kittie to its roster. Kittie is slated to release three albums under the worldwide deal. The band’s new album "In The Black" is schedule for release on September 15, 2009.
Kittie vocalist Morgan Lander says, “We are totally thrilled and honored to be working with Scott Givens and to now be part of the E1 family. We have been hard at work for the past few months perfecting our latest musical offering and are pleased with the final result of IN THE BLACK. It is everything that Kittie is supposed to be: heavy, fast, brash and nasty, yet at times introspective, feminine and emotional. One thing it is not, however, is compromising of the sound and style that we have come to be known for. This shit is HEAVY! Our new label pairing with E1 will actualize the vision that we have held constant over the years for the band."
E1 Music VP of Metal Scott Givens adds, “As a band, KITTIE truly is a one of a kind powerhouse. I know I speak for everyone at E1 Music when I say how excited we are to be working with them and launching IN THE BLACK to the masses.”
The Acacia Strain has announced the "Summer Slob" Tour, which will also feature Evergreen Terrace, Cruel Hand, and Unholy. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
7/17 - Doylestown, PA - Doylestown Moose Lodge
7/18 - Wilmington, DE - Harmony Grange
7/19 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
7/21 - Mt. Clemens, MI - Hayloft
7/22 - Evansville, IN - Boney Junes
7/23 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
7/24 - Orlando Park, IL - Moejoe’s Coffee House
7/25 - Fort Wayne, IN - Sunset Hall
7/26 - Toledo, OH - Headliner’s
7/27 - Erie, PA - Forward Hall
7/28 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
7/29 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
7/30 - Manchester, NH - Rockos
7/31 - Bucksport, ME - The Kave
8/1 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
German death metallers Hackneyed are currently set to release their upcoming album "Burn After Reaping" on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has also issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:
"Hey Guys and Gals;
"Today we've posted our Myspace-Design for 'Burn After Reaping' and also the new song 'DEATHOLUTION' from our upcoming Album - Hope you like it!
"This post is a little tribute to our homie Micheal Jackson - R.I.P, dude!"
Jani Lane (Warrant) has had a rough couple of weeks. First, he is pulled over and charged with a DUI. Next, the band Warrant puts out a press release notifying the world that Jani is no longer part of their band. Finally, it comes to light that Lane owes over 100K in federal taxes. Stay strong Jani Lane, you still have your ballads. They can’t take your ballads. Keep repeating that to yourself. It’s going to be okay… More...
Anchors Aweigh Records recently announced the signing of German hardcore band Lighthouse. Since forming in late 2007, Lighthouse has recorded two demos and an unreleased EP. Now their debut album, "Abyssus Abyssum Invocat," is set to be released on Anchors Aweigh Records. Recorded at "Die Tonmeisterei," this release adds more complexity and sleeze to their previous material.
You can listen to XIII taken from "Abyssus Abyssum Invocat“ on the band's MySpace page, as well as another song.
The World We Knew's new CD, "To The Wolves," is hitting stores on June 30th via Stillborn Records. The band is giving fans the opportunity of getting a free copy if you attend any of these three shows below.
The World We Knew CD release shows -Pay for the show and get a FREE CD:
JUNE 29TH - Broadway Bar (aka: VP South)
w/ Shepard's (ex: ALFE/Buck Nasty) - Ice Age (ex: This Is Hell/Backup Plan) - Letters To The Exiled (ex: ALFE) - Without Remorse - As Hell Broke Loose - Bela Kiss & The World We Knew
JUNE 30TH - Red Star Bar
w/ Soho Violet - I Am Forever - Line Of Scrimmage - Vera Iconica - Thera & The World We Knew
JULY 1ST - Underwood Skatepark
w/ Putrefied Flesh - As This Body, I Exist - Slave To The Kill - Church & The World We Knew