Metal News for June 29, 2009
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27 news articles posted on this day.
Absu has issued the following announcement about canceling their show tonight in Ft. Worth:
"ABSU’s scheduled Ft. Worth, TX performance tonight has been canceled due to their tour bus breaking down earlier today outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The show, the final on the band’s current tour, was to feature Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and a 'special guest.' The band has already confirmed with the promoter for tonight’s show that the performance will be rescheduled later this summer and anyone who purchased tickets will have them successfully redeemed for the rescheduled performance.
"The band will perform at this weekend’s Hostile City Death Fest in Philadelphia. Tickets are available here."
Shockhound.com has posted a new video interview online with Mastodon. The video can be viewed below. More...
California's Prymary has issued the following update about line-up changes and a new album:
"It has been an exciting and fruitful time for us here in the Prymary camp. There has been a lot of activity and plenty of surprises. We have a new album currently in the beginning stages of mixing and a release date coming soon.
"However, it is my sad duty to announce that Smiley Sean has decided to leave Prymary and go back to school to pursue a career in film scoring. Although he would have liked to have continued in the band, the demands of school and Prymary would have been all but impossible. We fully support him in his new endeavor and wish him the best of luck. Smiley will still be involved behind the scenes with production and engineering.
Coming in to replace Smiley will be Neil McQueen who comes in with a wealth of studio and live experience.
"Neil's contributions to the group add a wealth of creativity and freshness to the group. On vocals to replace Prymary's former vocalist Mike DiSarro will be Jackson Heskett. Jackson is a bustling live musician and brings his tremendous vocals to the group. On bass we have Rob Young who has played live with the band since 2006. All of these talented musician's join Sean and I in rounding out our line-up. More...
A promo clip of "Shooting Star" from the new Moonstone Project album "Rebel On The Run" has been posted on Blistering Records' Benelux MySpace page. It features the singer James Christian (House Of Lords). Other special guests include Glenn Hughes and Ian Paice from Deep Purple and Ken Hensley from Uriah Heep.
Germany's Krypteria will be hitting the road in August to perform songs from the upcoming album "My Fatal Kiss," which is due out August 28 in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Tour dates are:
Aug. 08 Hildesheim, DE - M'era Luna Open Air
Aug. 15 Dinkelsbuehl, DE - Summer Breeze Open Air
Aug. 28 Rieden-Kreuth, DE - Wacken Rocks South
Aug. 30 Aurich, DE - Wacken Rocks Seaside
Sep. 02 Cologne, DE - Underground
Oct. 14 Flensburg, DE - Roxy
Oct. 15 Berlin, DE - Knaack Club
Oct. 17 Wieze, BE - Metal Female Voices Festival
Oct. 21 Krefeld, DE - KuFa
Oct. 22 Munich, DE - Metropolis
Oct. 23 Darmstadt, DE - Rockclub Bruchtal
Oct. 24 Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
Oct. 25 Hamburg, DE - MarX (Markthalle)
Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick has checked in with the following update:
"We have played three of the four shows up here in Canada (Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary) and so far and the fans have been awesome. Some have been following us from show to show some even flew out from Italy to see us!!! The roster of bands has actually fit very well, I was worried that the diversity would segment the fan base to much but it seems (to me anyway) that there is something that each band brings to the table for everyone to appreciate. Whether it's the guitar driven thrash of Megadeth, old school double kick drum of Slayer, Heavy groove of Machine Head, or the brutal screaming of Suicide Silence, people are (IMHO) into it. Now we shall see what Winnipeg has to offer for the fourth and final show."
Adelaide’s Art in Exile has posted a band update on their MySpace page concerning recent and upcoming gigs, along with the bands debut full legnth recording:
"Howdy, folks! We’ve been busy over the past couple of months and it’s only going to get busier.
"Firstly, we just want to say a thank you to those who came out to support us at the recent Emergenza heats. Art In Exile made the cut and will be appearing at the next round in October, along with fellow metal maniacs Blood Mason. Great to see the Adelaide Metal brigade showing their stuff when it comes to supporting the musos keeping the metal flame blazing! Of course, keep your eyes open for further info on dates as they come to hand.
"Secondly, we are in the final stages of mixing our first full-length release, tentatively titled ‘Aeon Somnia’. We are currently looking at mastering with the now famous Jens Bogren in Sweden, also known for his work with Soilwork, Opeth and Amon Amarth to name just a few. Ten tracks in all, with music written over the course of the last five years coming together with new touches to create a stunning soundscape of our range of aural possibilities.
"Thirdly, we will be playing every month from July to October. Firstly there will be two free shows at the Cranker, first with A Murder Of Crows In July, then again on the 30th of August with Wasted Elegance and Mammoth. We then head over to Victoria, in Geelong on the 11th of Sept. and the 12th in Melbourne, with Vic. metal stalwarts Veil Of Anguish. Then, we head back to the next round of the Emergenza heats at Fowlers Live in October.
"So, we’ll be around in many ways, for you to get your fix of Art In Exile!"
For more information about the band, or to listen to some of their material, visit the band's MySpace page.
Solarfall Records has announced that they are releasing Norwegian extreme metal band Legiones' demo. The demo contains three tracks:
1. Threat of Captivity
2. Against Judah
3. Lament for Egypt
Contact the label if you're interested in ordering one of the following:
demo: 6€ incl P+P
T-shirt/Demo bundle: 16€ incl P+P
You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.
Arch Enemy has issued the following statement about today's Rockwave festival in Greece being canceled:
"Heavy rain has forced the cancellation of the the first 'metal' day at this year's edition of the Rockwave festival, which is being held at Terravibe Park, Malakasa, Greece. Among the bands that were scheduled to perform at today's (Monday, June 29) event were MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., ARCH ENEMY, MONSTER MAGNET, VOIVOD, LAUREN HARRIS and INACTIVE MESSIAH.
"Michael Amott comments: 'As you can see, a lot of rain has fallen over the beautiful city of Athens and its surroundings these last couple of days! We are disappointed that we couldn't play as planned as we were looking forward to it very much. The good news is that we have booked two headline shows in Greece on the 27th and 28th of November. Something to look forward to - we will see you Greek metal heads again soon!!!'" More...
Gorgoroth has issued the following update about re-recording the vocals for the "True Norwegian Black Metal" album after the band's split with former vocalist Gaahl:
"TRUE NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL - ALBUM UPDATE
"Gorgoroth has recently spent time at Threeman Recordings in Stockholm with Nico Elgstrand (Entombed), where, among other things, Pest has successfully replaced the vocals for the 'True Norwegian Black Metal' album. Infernus has already consulted legal representatives regarding this album, and is prepared to support Regain Records in the label's ongoing legal conflict with two of the band's ex-members, if any such support is needed.
"Also, there is now an official Gorgoroth page on Facebook; this page can be found here."
Metallica has issued the following announcement about an upcoming DVD release:
"We're excited to document the upcoming show in Nimes on July 7 and want you to be a part of it! The French record company and www.wormee.com are giving you tickets and a chance to participate in the making of the DVD . . . winners will film the show and record a report from there, two minutes of which will appear as an extra in the final release.
"The contest is open to residents of France only (sorry!!) and runs through July 2 ending at 11:59 PM. There will be ten winners and you can check out all the details and enter here.
"The DVD will be released on October 19 and will be available through your friendly French music stores and online shops only, and Metallica.com.
"One final note, you can re-live the show through www.wormee.com, who will be streaming it from July 10 - July 13. You just need to register with the site to watch, and is open to everyone around the world.
"For our friends in Latin America, stay tuned for more details about the release of the Mexico City shows on DVD."
The song "Lifted" by Suicide Silence has been featured on a trailer for the video game "Prototype." The trailer can be viewed below. More...
DimmZ is a gritty, no flash hard rock band out of Sweden. Their latest release, “This Is Life,” is the band’s first full-length album, and was recently released through the small label Blue Topaz Records. As a still up and coming band, DimmZ is currently working small venues and trying to get their name out in the music world. I recently spoke with DimmZ bass player Jens about the band’s beginning and future, as well as his passion for fast cars. More...
Hardtimes.ca has posted a new video interview online with Mayhem front man Attila Csihar. The video can be viewed below. More...
Bloodbath.ro has posted a new live video clip online of Queensrÿche performing the song "Empire" in Bucharest, Romania on June 28th. The video can be viewed below. More...
Texas metallers Drakonus have issued the following statement about their debut self-titled album being released through Painkiller Records:
"Just got word from our record company (Painkiller Records) that our CD for our band (Drakonus) will be in 500 stores in the USA ,UK and will also be out in Canada later in the year,it should hit the streets some time in September! After all these years how cool is that!!!!!"
France's Hacride has issued the following announcement about releasing their new album "Lazarus" as a deluxe LP:
"Beards & Bones's very first release is awaited for mid- September 2009, and believe us, we're very excited about it! 'Lazarus', the new magistral masterpiece of our well known progressive thrashers HACRIDE, will be released on a deluxe clear/coloured Gatefold Double lp, limited to 400 ex. Just wait for some thick vinyls, huge sound, and classy visuals! More to come soon falks!"
Austrian metallers Serenity have issued the following announcement about a live show in London with Threshold:
"Finally a London show this year!
"Many of you were disappointed when we couldn't make it to the London gig with KAMELOT in March, now we are glad to announce that we'll return there on November 8th with THRESHOLD - the gig will take place at 'Relentless Garage'!
"Also some more dates with EDENBRIDGE are confirmed now, these concern Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands; have a closer look in 'tour'!
"And another thing: the first part of our (german) tour report with KAMELOT is now online here! Have fun reading it!"
Faith No More bassist Billy Gould has announced that the band has confirmed a live show on November 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The band's other confirmed tour dates are as follows:
6/30 Jubileeny St. Petersburg Russia
7/1 Dream Factory Riga Latvia
7/3 Roskilde Festival Roskilde Denmark
7/4 Heinekin Open'er Festival Gdynia Poland
7/5 Ruisrock Festival Turku Finland
8/8 Sudoeste Festival• Zambujeira do Mar Portugal
8/10 Lycabettus Amphitheater Athens Greece
8/14 Spirit of Burgas Burgas Bulgaria
8/15 Sala Polivalenta Romania Bucharest
8/16 Sziget Festival Budapest Hungary
8/17 Tesla Arena Prague Czech Republic
8/20 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt Belgium
8/21 Lowlands Festival Netherlands
8/22 Highfield Festival Erfurt Germany
8/23 Area 4 Festival Oberhausen Germany
8/25 Corn Exchange Edinburgh Scotland
8/27 Olympia Theater Dublin Ireland
8/29 Rock en Seine Paris France
9/1 Fair, Trade & Convention Centre Tel Aviv Israel
10/30 Estadio Bicentenario de la Florida Santiago Chile
Harlots has issued the following statement about their final live shows:
"After a year long hiatus, Harlots will be playing their last shows in their collective hometowns of Milwaukee WI, Indianapolis IN, and Dayton OH (where it all fucking started!). We'd like to sincerely thank all of our former members: Kenny Jones, Ben Jacob, Alex McIntosh, Matthew Reis, Ron Wagers, Justin Netherly, and original members Joel Wright and Brandon Hawk, as well as Drew Juergens and Lifeforce Records America, Stefan and Lifeforce Records Europe, Eric Fernald and Corrosive Recordings, Andy and Frankie at Feeling Faint Productions, Andy Parmann and Volatile Recordings, all the bands that shared members with Harlots (Shai Hulud, Dance Club Massacre, Today is the Day, Kenoma, Amora Savant, etc.), all of the people who did countless shows for us seeing as how we did all the booking ourselves since day one (seriously, without you guys none of this would have ever been possible), and last but not least all the people who supported our band over the years.
"Jeff plays drums for Trap Them and Savior for a Fallen Hero, and sometimes works on his hardcore side project Kiss The Cobra. Eric has a new band with Kenny Jones and Jimmy from Rune called By Way of Sunstorm, and Christian is now focusing on his art career Ascetic Art."
The final tour dates are as follows: More...
German death metal band Defeated Sanity has issued the following statement about recruiting A.J. Magana of Disgorge for their upcoming album and tour:
"Recording line up for Chapters Of Repugnance confirmed: Aj Magana, Christian Kuehn, Jacob Schmidt, Lille Gruber
"This line up will also play the late August UK tour so get your asses out there! Check out AJ's work in Deprecated and Disgorge(US)!!
"Another 'news': myspace prohibited paypal links so we're currently working on a solution for that. 'til then you can just write us a message, if you wanna buy CDs or Merch and we'll handle it the old way."
California's Keel has issued the following recording update:
"Just like when you're on the road, days in the studio tend to blur and bleed over into one another...we started this thing on June 18, today's June 28, we took one day off, you do the math.
"Today Marc & Bryan will be wrapping up rhythm guitar tracks by putting finishing touches on the new KEEL power ballad 'Does Anybody Believe.' We're going at the rate of about three songs a day - each track has to be doubled and then you split 'em hard left and right in stereo, to get that BIG hard rock guitar sound...
"I'm back in Vegas, getting ready to start lead vocal sessions next week (I should be warmed up and ready for Rocklahoma 2 weeks from today). Vocals will most likely take the better part of a month: I'll tackle one song a day, give it all I got, scream my guts out, then take a day off before hitting the next one. There are 14 songs total, and in addition to lead vocals there are tons of harmonies and background vocals and big shouting rock anthem chants...at some point in the next month, we'll bring the other guys in the band to Vegas to participate in some of the big background harmonies - and since it's a KEEL tradition, we hope to have some special guest appearances on this album (we've already pegged Jamie St. James for a vocal part on 'Gimme That'). And of course we've got to take time out for Rocklahoma in the middle of all this.
"We are very close to making our announcement confirming the contract signing with our new record label. Everything - the record company support, the artwork & photography, and especially the music - is coming together to make this the best-sounding and most entertaining KEEL album of all time.
"Have a rockin' weekend - Ron"
Roadrunner Records has posted a live video clip online of Trivium performing the song "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr." The video, which can be viewed below, was taken from this year's Download Festival. More...
August Burns Red has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song on their MySpace page:
"New song 'Ocean Of Apathy' is up on our page now! Only about two weeks until 'Constellations' is out and we hope you guys are as excited as we are about it. The countdown has started on your time left to pre-order the album with some sweet deals, so get on that if you are into it and we will see you soon!"
Behemoth has posted the fifth in the series of episodes documenting the making of their new record Evangelion. In the video, which can be viewed below, Nergal sits down to talk about about some of the featured guests and more of his thoughts on the album. More...
Shadows Fall has issued the following announcement about seeking fans for a new music video:
"Shadows Fall is making their new music video for an unreleased track and want you to be in it. We are looking for people in the Los Angeles & Long Beach area who are fans of Shadows Fall or MMA fighting and are ready to be extras in their next video.
"The video shoot will be taking place in Seal Beach, Tuesday June 30, from 5PM-10PM. It’s unpaid but you have a chance to appear in a major band's newest music video and possibly meet some pro MMA fighters. Please send your full name, email, phone number and age to firstname.lastname@example.org and get ready for an experience."
LA symphonic black metal band, Sothis, has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of tour dates:
"It is with great disappointment we must announce that we’ll be cancelling the last three dates of the Candlelight Records III Tour as well as the four dates that were to immediately follow.
June 26th – The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
June 27th – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
June 29th – Lola’s – Dallas, TX
June 30th – Walter’s on Washington – Houston, TX
July 1st – Red 7 – Austin, TX
July 2nd – Histeria Club – Juarez, MX
July 3rd – UB’s – Mesa, AZ" More...