Metal News for June 29, 2010
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33 news articles posted on this day.
Ambient hardcore act A Sequence of Ghosts have released a statement in regards to their upcoming self-titled EP.
"The EP is a something real and fresh that a wide spectrum of people will enjoy. We are musicians from way different bands that have the same passion to make meaningful music. I think the EP is something that people will be able to latch on to and will start a lasting relationship with A Sequence of Ghosts."
The first track to be released from "A Sequence of Ghosts," titled "The Distance Between," can be heard here.
Christian hardcore act For Today have released a new song titled "Devastator" via their myspace page. The song comes off the band's new album "Breaker" which is scheduled for release on August 31st, 2010 through Facedown Records.
For Today are also taking part in the third annual "Scream the Prayer Tour" which features an all christian line-up and kicks off July 2nd, 2010 in Nashville, TN.
Christian progressive death metallers Becoming the Archetype have announced the “Bring Your Own Bowl Cut Tour” featuring To Speak Of Wolves (on select dates) and Onward To Olympas. Becoming the Archetype have also announced a contest to coincide with the tour where they will be giving a free shirt each night to the person with the best bowl cut.
“Bring Your Own Bowl Cut Tour” dates:
July 29 – Greenville, SC @ The Channel Venue
July 30 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
July 31 – Lynchburg, VA @ Crosspoint Venue
August 1 – Linthicum Heights, MD @ LHUMC
August 2 – New Castle, DE @ The Crossroads Church
August 3 – Fredericksburg, VA @ TBA
August 4 – Clinton, NJ @ The Aquifer
August 5 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Champion Ship
August 6 – TBA
August 7 – Gilford, NH @ Soulfest * Becoming The Archetype only
August 8 – Gilford, NH @ Soulfest * Becoming The Archetype only
August 9 – TBA
August 10 – Toledo, OH @ TBA
August 11 – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
August 12 – Richmond, IN @ The Outlet In
August 13 – Owensboro, KY @ TBA
August 14 – Columbia, SC @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
August 15 – Trinity, AL @ Lifepointe Church
Throwback metallers The Sword have just revealed the tracklisting and artwork for thier new album "Warp Riders" which is set for release on August 24st, 2010 via Kemado Records.
The "Warp Riders" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Acheron/Unearthing the Orb
2. Tres Brujas
3. Arrows in the Dark
4. The Chronomancer I: Hubris
5. Lawless Lands
6. Astraea's Dream
7. The Warp Riders
8. Night City
9. The Chronomancer II: Nemesis
10. (The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire
"Warp Riders" artwork can be viewed here.
Gothenburg, Sweden's Marionette have just announced the addition of six new shows to their currently announced tour of the U.K.
Full tour dates include (* = newly added show):
October 6 – Joiner’s, Southampton, UK
October 7 – Orange Box, Yeovil, UK
October 8 – Asylum 2, Birmingham, UK*
October 9 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK*
October 10 – Central Station, Wrexham, UK
October 11 – The Well, Leeds, UK*
October 13 – Kasbah Night Club, Coventry, UK*
October 14 – Hyem, Newcastle, UK*
October 16 – King Tut’s Glasgow, UK
October 17 – O2 Academy2 Islington, London, UK
October 18 – White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK*
British melodic deathcore act The Eyes of a Traitor have just released the official music video for the song "Come To My Senses". The track comes off of the band's new album, "Breathless," which is set for release in the U.S on July 27th, 2010.
The video can be viewed below:
German thrash metal band Bloodattack have signed a deal with Bastardized Recordings.
Bloodattack comments on the signing, "After we have launched their recent album with all life ends records in 2008, we tried to sign to a new label for our new release in order to prevent ourselves from stagnation and in order to make progress. We´re totally happy and overpowered that we got that deal with our friends from BASTARDIZED RECORDINGS, we know us from the hardcore scene here since we listen too the music, maybe 20 years now. It´s more for us than a simple 'label-deal' – it´s a beginning of a great area of friends who work together for the scene and the music! At this point our homeboys from bastardized are the best thing that could happen too us… Producing with bastardized recordings does not only mean that BLOODATTACK found a label it can identify with, but also to have a great cooperation where one side supports and pushes the other side, reciprocally." More...
Alaskan metalcore outfit 36 Crazyfists have posted the lead off single from thier new album "Collisions and Castaways" over on their myspace page. The song, titled "Reviver", is featured on the band's new album which is set for release on July 27th, 2010.
Glyder released their third album, "Yesterday Today and Tomorrow," in the U.S. today via Steamhammer/SPV. The album includes artwork from Mark Wilkinson as well as a guest solo on the title track by Dave Menketti of Y&T. August 2009 saw GLYDER play one of their biggest shows yet, opening for Metallica Marlay Park Dublin.
Head of A&R Olly Hahn had the following to say about the signing of GLYDER: "With GLYDER we signed one of the finest rock bands from Ireland. They rock, they have catchy melodies and when they play, they play their asses off. What more can you ask for!"
Atrocity has released details of the upcoming album. The album, entitled "After the Storm," will feature frontman Alex Krull's sister, Yasmin, and will be released on the following dates:
September 1, 2010 Spain
September 4 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Sweden
September 6 Europe, rest of world
September 14 USA, Canada
Alex Krull comments: "Fans and musicians of the band have been waiting much too long for the continuation of 'Calling the Rain.' Now time has finally come and we just can't wait to let our fans hear and enjoy the new songs. We are incredibly happy with the result. The songs contain great rhythms, the music is sounding very special and organic, moreover, the energetic vocals together with the mythological based lyrics convey a magic atmosphere. Well, once more it's time to take blinkers off! Just listen, and it will take you away!" More...
Judgement Day has announced three free show in California for the month of July. They've released a short video to promote the free shows as well:
Here are the show details:
7/2 – The Uptown
Free First Friday Show!
On stage around 11.
7/24 – Samapalooza
Outdoor festival with Audrye Sessions and more!
All day. Plays last around 7:30pm.
7/25 – LastSundaysFest On Telegraph
Headlining this huge festival on the street where we used to play for tips!
Also playing: The Phenomenauts, Space Monkey Gangstas and more
12 pm – 7 pm (plays at 6) / Free
The band has also released a short song/theme entitled "T-Shirt Monster Attack" for free download here.
South African melodic death metal band Riddare av Koden uploaded the new music video for "Elegy." Watch it below.
"Elegy" comes off of the band's 2009 release, "A Voice Will Call."
Sri Lankan black metal band Funeral In Heaven has released a live EP, entitled "Shaanthikarma," for free download. The EP consists of a few recordings from Rise and Assault festival caught on tape by AWN Radio and mastered at Wela Madha Studios by Visharadha Nawarathne.
The band's first studio 7" EP, "Daiwaye Haaskam Saha Paralowa Sapatha," was released through Legions of Death Records titled. The band is currently in the process of laying the finishing touches on their latest songs and will be commencing recordings for their debut full-length album soon.
In other band news, FUNERAL IN HEAVEN has been invited to perform at an acoustic gig, and will be making the most of the opportunity to expose the classical side of the project. The event is scheduled to happen at #29, Maitland Cresent, Colombo, on the 3rd of July 2010, at 6pm.
Melbourne’s Eye of the Enemy has announced a massive Australian tour to promote their debut album, "Weight of Redemption," which comes out on June 25th through Just Say Rock Records. The band will be hitting all the east coast with quick trips to Tasmania and South Australia. Two songs, “Peace” and “Burn The World,” from the new album are up on the band's Myspace.
Here are the planned tour dates:
Fri, June 25@ Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA w/ Skintilla, Taunt and A Murder Of Crows
Fri, July 2@ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne, VIC w/ Death Audio, House of Thumbs and Feed Her To The Sharks
Fri, July 9@ The Bald Faced Stag (The Wall), Sydney, NSW
Thu, July 15@ Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast, QLD w/ Epileptic Fist Fuck and Azreal
Fri, July 16@ Monstrothic, Brisbane, QLD w/ Aeternitas, In Obsidian and Overfiend
Sat, July 24@ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS *AA Arvo*
Sat, July 24@ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS *18+ evening*
Fri, July 30@ Homes Tavern, Wagga Wagga, NSW w/ Demonic Tempest, Automata and Netherealm
Sat, July 31@ Metal Heaven, Narre Warren, VIC
Sat, Aug 28@ The Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Sahg, the Norwegian heavy metal supergroup featuring former Gorgoroth bassist King Ov Hell amongst other musicians, has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album entitled, "Sahg III" on August 30th through Indie Recordings. The album will feature ten new songs and was produced by Enslaved members Herbrand Larsen and Ice Dale.
All Ends has announced that they have signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The band comments, "We’re glad we finally found a label with global potential, whom can give All Ends what we aimed for the last years and that is to be a band of international heights. We are proud to be a part of Nuclear Blast with its team and their impressive current roster. Our new album 'A Road to Depression' is far the best stuff we have ever produced and we’ve become a new band in all sense of the word, looking for greater success and no less than world domination is the goal Release date will be announced soon, have faith. Cheers Tinna, Joey, Jonna, Fredrik, Peter and Anders"
Godhate has posted the music video for their song "Godhate" online. The video was Directed and cut by Tony Freed of Godhate and filmed by Tony Freed and Fredrik Ljung. The track comes from the album "Equal in the Eyes of Death." Watch the video below:
Florida’s INFERNAEON have completed recording their second full length album, which will be released later this summer. The band, who blends Flordian death metal with more symphonic, sinister European black metal, recorded at Erik Rutan’s infamous Mana Recording (Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Brian Elliott. This is the first album with new guitarists Taylor Nordberg and Steven Harger and bassist Mike Poggione and is the follow up to 2007’s “A Symphony of Suffering.”
INFERNAEON’s founder, ex-Monstrosity vocalist, Brian Werner commented on the album, “”It’s been one hell of an adventure getting this thing done, man; we went up to down, good to bad and back to better than before. We faced a ton of obstacles in the process of this and rolled right over every motherfucker that got in our way and at the end of the day, perseverance really paid off. It was an honor to work with everyone in involved in this final product and it turned out better than we ever could have imagined.”
Finntroll has announced a European tour with SAMAEL (Switzerland), Rotting Christ (Greece), Metsatoll (Estonia), and Nothnegal (Maledives). The tour dates are as follows:
26.11.2010 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
27.11.2010 DE - Essen, Turock
28.11.2010 NL - Leuwaarden, Romein Popodium
29.11.2010 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.11.2010 DE - Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
01.12.2010 DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
02.12.2010 DE - Berlin, K17
03.12.2010 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
04.12.2010 DE - Lichtenfels, Metal Meeting
05.12.2010 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
06.12.2010 HU - Budapest, Wigwam
07.12.2010 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
08.12.2010 IT - Milan, Generali Magazzini
09.12.2010 AT - Wien, Szene
10.12.2010 DE - Munich, Backstage
11.12.2010 AT - Kufstein, Kulturfabrik
12.12.2010 CH - Pratteln, Z7
13.12.2010 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
14.12.2010 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
15.12.2010 ES - Madrid, Heineken
16.12.2010 FR - Toulouse, Phare
17.12.2010 FR - Limoges, CC John Lennon
18.12.2010 NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
19.12.2010 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
French symphonic metal band Whyzdom has issued the following update regarding the departure of their vocalist Telya Melane:
"We are very sad to announce that Telya recently decided to leave WHYZDOM."
"We want to thank Telya for all the great moments we shared. They will remain in our memories forever. We wish her an enormous success and we surely will have the pleasure to hear and see her again in other projects that will reveal her great talent."
Telya Melane has also issued the following message:
"All beautiful stories come to an end. The end of an adventure for me. I'm announcing that I decided to quit Whyzdom. The reasons that led me to this choice are both personal and artistic."
"The band project of Vynce was a fantastic experience from the artistic as well as human viewpoint. As a young singer, it allowed me to learn many things, to meet great people, to live magical instants on stage." More...
British death metal band IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION has confirmed a European headlining tour. The band, who are currently working on the follow-up to their 2009 debut album, "OF WINTER BORN," are due to headline a run of shows throughout Europe and the UK, with support from label-mates AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH, as well as HONOUR IS DEAD.
IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION drummer SAM BAILEY comments, "We can't wait to hit Europe, we've been writing the new album this year and haven't had a chance to play live too much - for this tour we've got a bunch of new material to play, and a sick live show planned. Another reason why this tour is sick is And Hell Followed With is joining us, they're the same age as us more or less and we've spoken to them and from what we can already tell it's gonna be a big party."
"Basically we're just going to be stoked to be playing shows every day, hanging out with some sweet bands and visiting loads of places we haven't visited yet." More...
Putridity has announced that they have signed with Willowtip Records, which will release their second full length album, entitled "Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria," in fall 2010.
The band has also issue the following update, "The second album 'Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria' is ready! The album was recorded by Dave in his home studio (like first Putridity album 'Mental Prolapse Induces Necrphilism' and last Septycal Gorge album 'Erase The Insignificant'), mixed with Luca Minieri at Dissonant Studio (www.dissonantstudio.com) and mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland (www.hertz.bialystok.pl - Decapitated, Behemoth, Vader, Hour of Penance...) you can check a new song on our profile..." More...
Italian power metal band Elvenking has issued the following studio report:
"DAY 10 – March 30th:"
After a quite difficult journey (I nearly missed my plane for Germany), I finally got to the local train station where Dennis was waiting for me. Time to have a tour of the place and I was already in front of the microphone. By the end of the evening I had already finished the first song!"
"DAY 11 – March 31st:"
"A very hard working day! We started in the morning and layed down 3 songs plus some harmonies. I worked on two powerful and melodic mid-tempos and on a faster and harder one which is probably gonna be the opening track. The way we worked was really stimulating..and fast actually eheh! We concentrated on the interpretation, the mood and the dynamics of the vocal parts. That was a fuckin hard process, in fact at the end of the day I was pretty tired (shattered actually!), but also really satisfied of the result. Time for a pizza and a giant beer in the evening and that was all the fun I was allowed to have..’till the next session!"
Read the rest of the studio report and view studio photos at this location.
Michael Monroe, the multi-instrumentalist and former lead singer of Hanoi Rocks, has been confirmed as the special guest for Motorhead, when they tour the United Kingdom later this year. Monroe's band features bassist Sami Yaffa who has previously performedwith such bands as the New York Dolls, as well as guitarist Ginger, who is best known as the frontman of British rock band The Wildhearts.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Norwegian black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir has announced that they will be performing a one-off show at The Forum in London, England on September 21st. The show will be a break from the recording of the band's new studio album, which currently remains untitled.
Metalcore outfit All That Remains has announced that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "For We Are Many." The record was produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and is expected to be released in September of this year.
The new Disturbed album artwork has finally been released. The release date for the fifth Disturbed album, "Asylum" is set for August 31st. This is the follow up to their 2008 studio release: "Indestructible."
The initial wave of tour dates have already been posted:
Aug 13, 2010 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground
Aug 17, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Aug 18, 2010 Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park At Sandstone
Aug 20, 2010 Omaha, NE WestFair Amphitheater
Aug 21, 2010 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Aug 22, 2010 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug 24, 2010 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amphitheatre Tickets
Aug 25, 2010 Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 27, 2010 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavillion At Montage Mountain
Aug 28, 2010 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug 29, 2010 Holmdel, NJ PNC Arts Center
Aug 31, 2010 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Sep 01, 2010 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sep 03, 2010 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sep 04, 2010 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep 05, 2010 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Sep 08, 2010 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sep 10, 2010 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Sep 11, 2010 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Sep 12, 2010 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep 14, 2010 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater
Sep 15, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
Sep 17, 2010 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sep 18, 2010 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Sep 19, 2010 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheater
Sep 21, 2010 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena Tickets
Sep 22, 2010 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater
Sep 24, 2010 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park
Sep 25, 2010 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sep 26, 2010 Vancouver, BC, Pacific Coliseum
Sep 28, 2010 Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
Sep 29, 2010 Calgary, AB, Saddledome
Sep 30, 2010 Saskatoon, SK, Credit Union Centre
Oct 02, 2010 Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre
Oct 03, 2010 Fargo, ND Fargodome
Oct 04, 2010 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
Shock rock veteran Rob Zombie has announced that he will be entering the studio soon to record his fifth studio album. Rejoining him for the album will be drummer John Tempesta, as well as Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. A message from Rob Zombie reads:
"Well, I will be heading back into the studio next week to record several new tracks with John, Piggy and Joey. These are some of the fastest, heaviest tracks we have recorded in a long, long time. These songs will available in September."
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week The Red Chord drummer Mike Justian shares one from their recent tour of Japan:
March 24, 2010. Tokyo, Japan. The Red Chord was performing the last show of a mini tour with Between The Buried And Me. Anticipation was high as the curtains opened to reveal an excited TRC for a zealous Japanese crowd. The heat was hot and my biorhythm wasn't cooperating with my under-nourished appendages, but the show was nevertheless happening and the crowd's enthusiasm was undeniable. During our third song, a large Caucasian mook of a man appears on the stage, meandering around as though he was looking for his beer. When, from out of nowhere, he runs from behind Greg (Weeks), pushes his bass into his head and dives off of the stage. I thought nothing of it until I saw that Greg was stumbling and bleeding profusely from his eye.
Obviously I was concerned so I gave him my towel and shortly after he exited the stage for a number of minutes. Unsure about whether he would be able to continue, Mike and I jammed for a bit, hoping for his return. Eventually he did come back but had to play most of the set lying down and half blind. It was at this point that my respect for Greg reached an even higher plateau than I thought possible, for his willingness to recognize that the show must go on even if your eye explodes.
The Red Chord hits the road in July with The Summer Slaughter Tour 2010 with Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, and more.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
Rock n' roll legends (and corpse-paint originators) Kiss are doing something unique for their current tour - they are letting the fans vote on which unsigned metal band gets to open each show.
Go to The contest homepage and pick the city you want to vote for, then check out all the bands in the competition and vote for the one you want to see live!
And of course, all things Kiss can be found at Kiss Online.
Traditional Metal outfit Icarus Witch recently announced a new vocalist and guitaist, and the band has posted a video of both of them performing for the first time. Playing at the Hard Rock Cafe is Pittsburgh as an opener for Lizzy Borden, new vocalist Christopher Shaner and guitarist Ed Skero are on full display.
Classis/power metal stalwart Udo Dirkschneider has seen many things is his three decade career. But most of it will pale to his most recent achievement - his eponymous band U.D.O. had 2007 full length "Mastercutor" released on glow in the dark vinyl!
There are only 400 copies, and all are hand-numbered and have a full color eight page booklet, and the price for this jewel is merely 20 Euros. More details can be found at Nightofthevinyldead.com.
U.D.O. is also out playing festivals this summer in support of this new release, as well as 2009's full length "Dominator." Their full touring schedule can be found at their MySpace Page.
Avant garde metal band Eryn Non Dae have posted a three-part interview that includes questions from fans. Conducted in French, the videos have English subtitles for the mono-linguists. The first video is below and the last two are after the jump.