Metal News for June 27, 2010
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24 news articles posted on this day.
Sweden's newest death/grind metallers Bloodgut have revealed "Nekrologikum Evangelikum Pt. I: Zombie Reign 2666 AD" as the title of their upcoming studio album. Bloodgut features members of Paganizer and Ribspreader. The album was mastered by legendary underground metal mastermind Dan Swanö.
More details can be found via Bloodgut's myspace page.
Colorado death/grind act Cephalic Carnage have revealed "Misled By Certainty" as the title of their new album, due for release on August 31 on Relapse Records. "Misled By Certainty" was recorded at the band's own studio with longtime engineer/producer Dave Otero.
The cover art is available for veiwing here.
Canadian dancecore act Abandon All Ships have posted a trailer for thier debut single/music video for the song "Take One Last Breath". The song, which was formerly titled "Pedestrians Is Another Word for Speedbump" is set to debut on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010.
Abandon All Ships were the season 2 winners of the Canadian talent search show Disband
Rap metal is a genre that has long been the subject of much criticism within the heavy metal community. Most fans when thinking of the term, tend to be reminded of the late '90s/early Century nu-metal genre and bands like Limp Bizkit. However, before the nu metal phase came into effect, there were a handful of bands that dared to mix heavy metal music with hip-hop frontmen, following the example set by Anthrax and Public Enemy.
One of the earliest of these bands was the Atlanta based Stuck Mojo, who could shred with the best and featured influences as wide as Black Sabbath to Run D.M.C. The group was formed in 1989 by guitarist Rich Ward and continued for a further six years before they were able to release their first full length album, "Snappin' Necks" in 1995 through Century Media Records. The band wasn't well received at first, with some critics labelling the band as Rage Against The Machine clones and even facing prejudice as a result of their African-American frontman Bonz. However, they were better received in Europe, where they won the MTV Europe Award for Best Live Act. The band released a second album the next year entitled, "Pigwalk" which, while not receiving many more favourable reviews, helped to expand their fan base across the globe. More...
Ft. Lauderdale, Flordia's Remembering Never have announced details regarding their upcoming new album, titled "This Hell Is Home". The album will be the band's first new release in four years and will be issued through Dead Truth Recordings. The band have also announced a select few concert dates to take place in July. Remembering Never have posted a new demo, titled "Time Eraser", via their myspace page.
Concert dates include:
July 10 – Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
July 21 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7g
July 22 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Skate High (Awesomefest 2010)
July 23 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe/Cafe Under
July 24 – Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
July 25 - Columbia, SC @ The Elbow Room
Remembering Never vocalist Pete Kowalsky commented by saying:
"The album will be released through Dead Truth Recordings (unless someone wants to give me a large suitcase full of crisp and clean $100 bills). We are still in the writing process but we have about 4 songs nailed down solid and about 5 more near completion. We wish we could make it a full U.S. tour but unfortunately jobs/school/responsibilities get in the way of a 40 day nonstop metalcore party and we simply cannot commit to an extensive run. We are going out for 5 days and bringing some good friends and solid bands. A very eclectic bunch. On the run is Forty Winters, My Amends with Hivemind and Dirty Habits on select dates. When we have free time from reality we will be fitting jam sessions in across the country.”
Massachusetts metalcore act Shadows Fall are set to release a new concert DVD, titled "Madness In Manila: Shadows Fall Live In The Philippines 2009", on August 24 via Everblack Industries and Ferret Music. The DVD will include pro-shot footage that was taken on April 30, 2009 at the Pulp Summer Slam festival in Manila, Philippines.
Canadian metallers Hoarfrost have checked in with the following update about upcoming activity after parting ways with their guitarist:
"Hails to the Frost Legion! These past six weeks have been a flurry of preparations and adaptations. Hoarfrost began in a dimly-lit basement a little over two and a half years ago, and after some early line-up changes, transformed into the quintet which have played 19 shows over the past 18 months together. It's been a journey so far.
"Brett was an integral part to that formula, and brought in much of (or most of) the original frameworks for our songs 'Rise ov Thor', 'Under the Bloody Banner', 'Tenebrous Entombment', 'In the Year ov Their Lord 1453' and others. His technical wizardry helped us record our EP The Cold Plains and his computer know-how has helped us with this MySpace page, many show posters and the album lay-out. In short, he's been as great of a band member as we ever could have asked for.
"As someone once said (and not to overuse a cliché), that all good things must come to an end, and thus with Brett departing, Hoarfrost's most recent era comes to a close. The last trio of shows have been an absolute tribute to what our vision has been for this band, with great performances, spectacular crowd interaction and some awesome bands to share the stage with. To everyone who has helped our experiences these past shows be so great: thank you. More...
Sweden's Decadence has posted a new tour blog online from the band's time in Venezuala. An excerpt from the blog follows:
"We are back from Caracas, Venezuela where we have spent one of the best weeks of our lives. It’s been an amazing experience and we’ve met so many great people, new friends and all this thanks to Mattey Magazine (with Roberto, Rafael, Jorge, Miztika and Leo at the helm), one of the best, top class organizers there is.
"We want to share some of the things that we experienced during our stay in Venezuela so you will be able to follow up on our stories through some blog posts like this one! Here comes Part I: We did not know much about Venezuela before coming there so we arrived on June 16 2010 to Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS) with new eyes, ready for anything and everything. It turned out to be a good attitude because Venezuela is something completely new, different and unique. Mattey’s crew took care of us right from the start by taking us to our great hotel to get some rest from our long 13 hour travel. More...
Austria's Edenbridge has checked in with the following update about postponing the band's previously scheduled Indonesia tour dates:
"Unfortunately the Indonesian tour, scheduled for July has to be postponed to the end of 2010 due to technical reasons. Nevertheless Sabine and Lanvall will fly to Indonesia in July to make some heavy promotion for the tour. Stay tuned for new tour dates!"
Additional details on the rescheduled dates have not been announced yet. You can also check out Edenbridge songs through the band's MySpace page.
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Germany's Primal Fear performing at the 2010 edition of France's Hellfest, which can be viewed below.
German Gothic rock/metal outfit Lord of the Lost has announced the following upcoming tour dates:
8/4 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig, GERMANY
9/23 2010 Purple Turtle | with Acey Slade London, GB
9/24 2010 Underpass @Craufurd Arms | with Acey Slade Milton Keynes, GB
9/25 2010 The Central | Trash Stock Festival | Nottingham, GB
10/7 2010 K17 Berlin, Berlin
10/30 2010 Grünspan | w/ Blitzkid, The Other, Nim Vind Hamburg
11/13 2010 V3 Aschaffenburg, Bayern, DE
11/18 2010 Tower | with Lacrimas Profundere Bremen, Bremen, DE
11/19 2010 Logo | with Lacrimas Profundere Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
11/20 2010 Pumpe | with Lacrimas Profundere Kiel, Schleswig, DE
You can also hear sample Lord of the Lost songs available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.
Swiss deathcore act Trailer Park Massacre has issued the following announcement about offering the band's 2010 demo as a free download:
"Hi peeps! Our three-track demo is now out and available for free! Just steal it and spread it if you like it so we can get some gigs! We also hope you guys will share your impressions with us and, of course, tell us what's your favorite song, so we can play it live!
"The demo has been recorded and mastered at Conatus Studios with Vladimir Cochet, thank you for such a great job! The other great news is that we found our new guitarist! His name is Fabio and he's currently working really hard on our tunes to get prepared for shows! Stay hard! (in your mind, not your pants)"
Minnesota hardcore act Of Salt And Swine has announced the following upcoming U.S. live shows:
7/24 2010 The Vault // 2010 Summer Beatdown Buffalo, MN
7/31 2010 Elks Club w/ Our Life Story and MORE! Bemidji, MN
8/10 2010 Chetek Bowling and Billiards // Our Judgement tour kickoff Chetek, WI
8/13 2010 The Garage Burnsville, MN
8/14 2010 The Hangar Lounge // Dat Der Fest 3 w/ The Analyst and more! Wausau, WI
8/20 2010 The Red Raven Fargo, North Dakota
8/27 2010 The Rock Nightclub // Higher Education Fest Maplewood, MN
You can also check out the band's music via the Of Salt And Sine MySpace page.
France's Asylum Queen has posted two new tracks online. The songs "AK-47" and "Love Song" are available for streaming via the Asylum Queen MySpace page. You can also catch Asylum Queen live on the following dates:
8/27 2010 Le local/ with Behind the illusions Marseille, France
8/28 2010 Thunderbird Lounge Bar St Etienne, France
French black metal act Uluun is currently streaming the new song "Above the Sea Unfinished" online. The track can be heard via the official Uluun MySpace page. "Above the Sea Unfinished" is off the band's upcoming EP, which is currently scheduled for a September release. The track listing for the EP is as follows:
1. Above The Sea Unfinished
2. The Eternal Winter
"Motstanderen," the new album from Norwegian black metallers Avstand has been released on Misantrof ANTIRecords and is available as a free download. The album is available for streaming or free download at this location. 100 CD copies are also available through the band directly. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Intro, Begravelse
2. Open the Gate
3. The Beginning
4. Reveal Yourself To Me
5. Walk With Me And Open Your Eyes
6. Hand Me My Spear
7. Essence of Negativity, The Beginning
DevilDriver guitarist Jeff Kendrick has checked in from the road with the following tour report:
"Hey guys! Jeff here. Writing to you from Augsburg, Germany on what has been a very successful European tour! Everyone is having a great time and we are just seriously kicking ass. I would definitely say the highlight so far has been the 2 Sonisphere shows with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax amongst others. It was amazing and then getting to watch Metallica from the side of the stage was a dream come true.
"We are currently playing a headline show tonight in Germany and then tomorrow we are headlining Marquee 2 at Grasspop! That is a huge fucking honor. So I cannot wait for all you guys to hear the new record. It is mind blowing! I will not even describe it to you but let you wait and stew in anticipation! You guys will love it. I appreciate all the well wishes after my bout with pneumonia and I am back and in better shape then before. Decided to do the Euro run completely sober and I am feeling great so far. Anyways, I will talk soon and till then keep fucking rocking!"
Members of the "Big Four" of thrash, including Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Kerry King (Slayer) recorded a special video tribute to the late heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. The video was recorded from the Sonisphere festival in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22, 2010. The video tribute was shown as part of the June 22nd satellite broadcast of the "Big Four" concert from Sofia to movie theaters around the world. You can watch the video clip below.
Portland, Oregon based metal act DarkBlack has officially parted ways with drummer Eben Travis. The band only issued the following brief comment about the split: "Dudes, Eben is moving on to other things so we say to our main man 'thanks, bro.'" No information on a replacement has been made available yet.
Sample DarkBlack songs are available for streaming via the band's MySpace page, and you can catch DarkBlack live on the following date:
7/24 2010 PLAN B W/ EALDATH AND RITUAL NECROMANCY PORTLAND, OR
2 Sides 2 Die has completed recording six new songs. They plan to record six more and then the new album will be complete. Here is a list of the tracks that they have recorded:
1. You're my Problem
2. So you Know
3. So Clear
4. Autumn's Ashes
5. Fatal Flaw
You can expect this new album to be released in early/mid August. The band plans to hold at least three CD release parties, which will be announced shortly.
Alabama death metal act Grave Ritual, formerly known as Meathole Infection, has issued the following brief update about a vinyl release of the "Euphoric Hymns From the Altar of Death" album:
"Dark Descent Records will be doing the LP version of our full length. 100 color copies and 400 black copies will also come with a poster. We expect this to go to press as soon as we have master audio. I will post more info in this blog as things develop. 666!"
You can hear sample Grave Ritual tracks through the band's MySpace page. The band has the following upcoming live shows:
8/7 2010 EMPERORS OF THE BLACK ABYSS Houston, Texas
12/11 2010 Rites of Darkness II San Antonio, Texas
In celebration of the release of their new EP, "Segregation," Internal Nightmare has posted another new song on their Myspace player. Head over to listen to "Birth" and other tracks from the new album.
"Segregation" was released on June 25th via High Voltage Records. The 5-song EP was recorded and mixed once again at Legion Studios by Julian Renzo (Jack The Stripper, Lure The Sun).
Primitive Graven Image guitarist Ljosalfur has checked in with the following update about the band's latest activity:
"So.. our second album, 'Celebrating Impending Chaos' has been out for a while now. If you haven't bought it yet. Do it. It's been getting some great reviews and we're really happy with the reception it's getting.
"Things are going well in the PGI camp, we've got some gigs coming up and we are currently batting around ideas for a video for one of the new songs. We want to create something that everyone will remember. Watch this space! The return of black metal starts with us.
"'March onward through the mist! Crush the enemy! Batter their skulls! Slay them! Burn them to the ground! With blazing torches! Cut! Spew their innards and scatter their heads!' That's all for now."
See Korn perform at Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage for free and meet the band at Hot Topic immediately after on Thursday, July 1st. Pre-order the new album from the Hollywood and Highland Hot Topic to receive an exclusive wrist band that gets you access to the performance and the signing.
More information is available here.