Metal News for June 26, 2010
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22 news articles posted on this day.
SHOCKHOUND recently posted a candid video interview with Glenn Danzig entitled "Danzig: No Regrets." In this video interview, Glenn Danzig talks about his new album, "Deth Red Sabaoth," the influence of the blues on his music, and getting rejected by record companies back in his Misfits days.
Danzig's first new studio album in six years, "Deth Red Sabaoth," hit the streets this week, and it's been getting stellar reviews (like ours) - the media consensus seems to be that it's Glenn's best album since the mid-90s.
The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.
The download pack includes:
As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."
War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).
Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:
1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"
The Invisible Orange, the Vancouver based concert promotion group, has announced their cancellation of the upcoming Immolation concert that was set to take place in Vancouver on October 11th, 2010 at the Rickshaw Theater. Immolation was scheduled to perform alongside Abigail Williams, Vader, Pathology and Lecherous Nocturne.
The Invisible Orange commented by saying:
"The Invisible Orange needs to announce with regret that we will reduce the number of shows due to attendance being lower than needed to make the shows viable. We thank all fans that have supported the shows in this last year. Following discussions and analysis, the tour stop for Immolation in Vancouver will be cancelled and moved to Victoria. We apologize for any inconvenience. Tickets will be refunded through the same venue they were acquired whether it was through Ticketweb.ca, EnterTheVault.com or at Scrape Records. We want to take the opportunity to ask fans to keep supporting the remaining shows to ensure their viability and keep them happening in Vancouver. See you at the mosh pit!"
Immolation has yet to comment on the matter.
Sydney’s Lord recently released a video clip for their cover of Kylie Minogue's "On A Night Like This." The cover appears on the band’s 2009 album "Set In Stone." Check out the video below if you dare:
Chuul.net conducted an interview with Hypocrisy bassist Mikael Hedlund at the 2010 edition of France's Hellfest. Video footage of the interview is available below.
Canadian act City of Fire has announced the following upcoming live shows:
7/11 2010 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
9/4 2010Bodega Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
9/5 2010 The Kings Arms Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
9/11 2010 Anu Bar Canberra, ACT, AUSTRALIA
9/12 2010 HQ Complex Adelaide, SA, AUSTRALIA
9/14 2010 Club Capitol Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA
10/2 2010 Millenium Hall Cardiff, Wales, GB
10/3 2010 New Civic Wolverhampton, GB
10/4 2010 Rock City Nottingham, GB
10/5 2010 Academy 3 Manchester, GB
10/7 2010 Cathouse Glasgow, Scotland, GB
10/8 2010 corporation Sheffield, South York, UNITED KINGDOM
10/9 2010 Thekla Bristol, Southwest, GB
10/10 2010 Underworld London, GB
10/11 2010 SUB 89 READING, UK
You can also hear samples of City of Fire's music via the band's MySpace page.
Finland's Medicated has posted a new teaser video online of upcoming material, which can be found below. The band has also issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist/guitarist:
"So! It's summertime, and time for big news: Medicated hasn't been lying around. Instead we've been recording a new 4-song EP, which is soon ready for final mixing and release. We're still pondering if we're to release it also as a CD. More news of this when things get confirmed. And then the other big news: Medicated finally has a full line-up, newest member being the former vocalist Dani Nuutinen. As heard before, Dani is able to work on the vocals, but on top of this he's a talented and tight guitarist with a touch and style which fit Medicated perfectly. Medicated is filled with new blood and energy and will soon release the new EP. Keep your ears open and horns high - we'll keep you posted."
Dani Nuutinen also added, "I was almost freakin' out when I heard that I have the opportunity to join Medicated again! Good old pals and awesome music to play! I'm really looking forward to this and waiting to get the EP released and hit the stage with totally new feel and energy! Let's start medication (beer & metal!) immediately!" More...
Italian act The Foreshadowing has been confirmed to play at the 2010 edition of the Nihil Extreme Metal Festival, which takes place on September 4th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Suicidal Angels has issued the following statement about the band's recent Sonisphere appearance:
"Thursday, June 24th. About 12 o'clock and even before we hit the stage you are out there, rooting for us and ready to wreck the place. And that's what you did... From the first note, you're banging your heads, moshing, beating the shit out of each other, screaming your lungs out! We haven't felt more excited before and you could see that in us, didn't you?
"We want to thank everyone who was there, friends old and new. You are with us every single time and we consider you friends for that, same way we want you to consider us your friends.
Wish we could play more, spend more time with you. Another place, another time, we will give you the best because you deserve it! Closing, it was and forever will be, an honor, to open that festival for you and together enjoy the Big 4, Stone Sour and Bullet For My Valentine. Thank you. Until next time, Thrash 'Till Death!"
Two videos from the band's performance at the festival can also be viewed below. More...
Spanish black metal act Ragnor has issued the following brief update about recruiting a new bassist and drummer: "New band members! After a while, the band has selected 2 new members, and the lineup is closed The new members are the following: - T RROR: Bass, - Angrod: Drums." You can also check out several sample Ragnor tracks available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.
Canadian thrashers Wdnfra have checked in with the following update about the band's latest activity:
"Hey What's up everyone! We're working on a lot of things right now to make sure WDNFRA makes another big step so we're glad to announce that we'll soon be on iTunes, as well as 40 other webstores including Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster and a lot more!
"Since it always takes some time for these websites to process everything we can't exactly say when it's gonna be up but from what we've seen and heard from other bands, it should take about a month or two, which is shortly! We'll keep you informed as always and we hope you'll support us buy buying a song or two or even the whole album! Keep rockin!"
You can also check out several Wdnfra songs via the band's official MySpace page.
Vocalist Koen Romeijn of Dutch metal act Detonation has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:
"Dear friends, as you all will know by now, the music industry is a tough place nowadays for an underground metal band such as Detonation. We are still working on getting a record deal to release our new album 'Reprisal'. It's difficult, but don't worry, we'll get it released one way or another. It might take some time, but the wait will be worth it.
"Good news is that we are shooting a professional video clip for 'Washing away the blood' from the new album, together with the company Framecat from Belgium. It's half way done by now, and it looks pretty brutal. Can't wait to have it finished! If there's news, we'll let you know right away. Cheers."
DevilDriver has issued the following announcement about posting a 25 part video series online starting at the end of June:
"Be prepared for a 25 part DD series containing years of footage coming your way free! Starting end of June, every week you will get another Chapter, going all summer long! Keep checking for our posts to when the date is but look forward to it being out to you by end of June!
"Look for your faces because this will be from a fan of the band perspective and if you were at a show or were filmed by Dan in the last 8 years, chances are your mugg will make it on screen! Sorry for the wait! It'll be worth it! See ya on Ozzfest this Summer and @ our Headlining shows!"
Swiss Gothic act Lost Empire has issued the following update about recruiting a new vocalist:
"We indeed welcome in the family of Lost Empire TIZIANA! Tiziana is an energetic person, full of passion and desire and is preparing to live a new adventure as frontman / lead vocalist of Lost Empire.
"Tiziana has managed to convince us of his determination and fundamental components to stand up to the backbone of the new Lost Empire. In the coming months we will continue to work to integrate the new entry and at the same time we have now begun to compose new songs to post soon! STAY LOST and see you soon!"
Megadeth has checked in from Athens, Greece during the band's 2010 European summer tour with a new video clip. The footage can be viewed below.
Psychedelic doom metal band OM will be making their first ever Australian visit this July. National support is Melbourne’s Blarke Bayer/Black Widow.
Tickets are currently on sale from venues and selected ticketing outlets. Here are the tour dates:
Thursday 15th July : Adelaide, Fowlers Live
Friday 16th July : Melbourne, Hi Fi Bar
Saturday 17th July: Sydney, Factory Theatre
Sunday 18th July: Brisbane, Hi Fi Bar
Swedish death metallers Revolting have checked in with the following brief update about working on a third album:
"Work on 3rd album begins! The hideous creature known as Revolting has begun writing new songs and material for a 3rd album for Razorback Recordings to be released in 2011. There is no stopping this lumbering, destructive being. Get ready for what will be the ultimate album from Revolting. Full of the Swedish death metal you love, but with so much more. You have been warned!"
Sample Revolting tracks are available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
The Nuclear War Now! festival is set to take place on November 19th and 20th, 2010 in Berlin. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The lineup and running order are as follows:
FRIDAY NOV 19TH:
Embrace Of Thorns
Order From Chaos
SATURDAY NOV 20TH:
Spanish death metal band MalleficaruM, hailing from Madrid, has just finished recording their first studio album. The album was recorded in Italy in Realsound Studio during January and February 2010 by "Ciccio" Wahoomi Corvi and Andrew and was mastered by Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studios). The album is expected to be released soon by Copro Records in the UK.
In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player.
Australia's Be'lakor has issued the following update about performing a send off show before embarking on a European tour:
"Before we head off for our European tour, we're playing one last massive show in Melbourne: Saturday, August 7th at The Espy. Make sure you come along - it will probably be our last show in Australia for some time, because after we return from Europe we'll be getting back into the process of song writing as we work on our third album. Hope to see you all there!"
The dates and venues of Be'lakor's European tour, which will kick off in August, will be announced as they are made available.
Germany's Resurrected has issued the following announcement about postponing all upcoming live shows due to vocalist Carsten Scholz being ill:
"Carsten is still sick with his chronic pneumonia but it's getting better very slowly. We want to have him fully cured before booking any shows for the next months, so if you guys and gals wonder what's up with our missing or canceled live appearances that's the reason. We'll keep ya updated!"
You can also check out Resurrected's music via the band's official MySpace page.
German progressive power metal band Blind Guardian has posted 30-second samples of each song from their upcoming album, "At the Edge of Time," on their website. The album will be released in Europe on July 30 and in North American on August 24.
The tracklisting for "At The Edge of Time" is as follows:
01. Sacred Worlds
03. Road of No Release
04. Ride into Obsession
05. Curse my Name
07. Control the Divine
08. War of the Thrones (Piano)
09. A Voice in the Dark
10. Wheel of Time