Metal News for June 29, 2008
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9 news articles posted on this day.
Rising Records has announced the signing of Hull-based extreme metallers With Chaos In Her Wake. The band comments: "We are currently working very hard on writing our debut Rising Records release which we will be recording towards the end of the year. The CD will be due for release early 2009. We will also be on tour throughout the summer so make sure you come and catch us at a show."
NECROPHOBIC is going to release a limited metal box called "Satanic Blasphemies" via Regain Records in September 2008. The metal box will include a CD, a poster, a patch and a extensive booklet. The CD features the material of the first two legendary demos, "Slow Asphyxiation" and "Unholy Prophecies," plus the legendary 7" EP, "The Call." The material comes fully remastered.
MEI recording artist Silent Fate has completed the studio work for their upcoming release, "Burned, Buried & Forgotten." The finished tracks are now on their way to DB Plus Studios to be mastered by none other than Gene Paul, son of legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul. Gene has worked his engineering magic for some of the most historic artists in music, including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson.
"Burned, Buried & Forgotten" is scheduled for pre-sale on August 8, 2008 direct from MEI Records' online store, and will be available through other physical and digital outlets soon afterwards.
Trivium has officially announced the release of "Shogun," their third album for Roadrunner Records. "Shogun" will be released on September 30.
Trivium has changed it up yet again on "Shogun," choosing not to record in the familiar environs of their home state of Florida. Instead the band headed to Nashville, Tennessee to work with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Stone Sour). The result is "a monolithic album that crystallizes the band's sound and showcases Trivium's finest elements."
Vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy is thrilled with the album, saying, "We made a cohesive, epic metal album that combines all of the ingredients of everything we feel we have ever done 'right' musically, while adding a new direction that the music called for. We had so much fun creating this album and hope our fans feel that energy when they listen."
Even Slayer's Kerry King expressed excitement about touring with the band this fall on the "Unholy Alliance: Chapter 3" European tour. He commented to the UK's Total Guitar magazine, "I'll be at the side of the stage watching them. Great players like that make us want to do better."
The release date of the new BILOCATE album, "Sudden Death Syndrome," has been set to July 6, 2008 in the UAE. The album will be distributed in the middle east region by DAXAR Music through Virgin megastores.
Visit the band's MySpace page to listen to "The Dead Sea," a track from "Sudden Death Syndrome," available for streaming.
The release dates for other territories will be announced soon. More...
DIMENSON ZERO, featuring IN FLAMES mastermind Jesper Stromblad on guitar, SOILWORK guitar player Daniel Antonsson and ex-MARDUK singer ( / drummer) Jocke Gothberg and LUCEFERION / CRYSTAL AGE drummer Hans Nilsson, has signed a deal with Vic Records. The brand new album, "He Who Shall Not Bleed," contains eleven tracks of aggressive, fast and melodic Gothenburg metal. The material is less thrashy than their previous albums and more melodic and sounding like the old IN FLAMES and was recorded at the IN FLAMES Studios (former Studio Fredman) in Gothenburg, Sweden. "He Who Shall Not Bleed" also features guest guitar leads by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters.
A limited edition first pressing will be a digipack with two bonus tracks. The album will be released September 15th.
Apocalyptica has contributed a special remix of "S.O.S. (Anything But Love)," remixed by Justin Lassen, to the original soundtrack for the long awaited horror movie "The Midnight Meat Train." The horror-thriller movie is the latest film adapation of a Clive Barker book and stars Bradley Cooper (WEDDING CRASHERS, TV's "Alias,"), Vinnie Jones (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, SNATCH), Brooke Shields ("Nip/Tuck"), and Leslie Bibb (the upcoming TRICK R' TREAT, TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY).
Soulidium may not be a household name but that hasn’t stopped rock institutions like Rolling Stone and Metal Edge from singing their praises. The Florida Hard-Rock band is living proof of what a combination of dynamic songwriting, energy filled live shows, and an undying work ethic can do for you. After winning over crowds across the East Coast club circuit, the band went into the studio with veteran producer, Danny Bernini and recorded their debut album, "Children of Chaos," for their own Knightvision Music label. Warner Music Group fell for the album’s potent blend of melody and aggression and quickly added the album to their distribution roster.
Lead by charismatic front man, Michael McKnight, the band has also appeared on the soundtrack to Saw IV with their track "Trapped."
The band is currently on tour with Sevendust. You can check out four of the songs from "Children of Chaos" on the band's MySpace page and watch a video for their latest single, "The Light" below. More...
Wisconsin based female fronted metal band, The Ottoman Empire, have issued the following update regarding their decision to change their name to Luna Mortis:
"Well, I'm sure you've all noticed, that we've undergone a name change! We have changed our name from 'The Ottoman Empire' to 'Luna Mortis.'"
"To keep a very long story short, we had a number of reasons to make the change and they are quite honestly, too many to list. Ultimately, it was a long, hard decision but a change we all felt was necessary to make."
"The most important thing is that our lineup and our music have NOT changed, and will not change so we promise to keep the metal coming!" More...