Metal News for June 3, 2009
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Las Vegas based Legacy Uprising, the band featuring 14 year old guitar player Joey Doherty, has posted a new music video online. The video for the song "Tell Me" can be viewed below. More...
Norwegian black metallers Urgehal have announced the following summer festival appearances:
7/25 Unholy Fest Ostrava, Czech Republic
8/13 Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl, Germany
8/14 Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl, Germany
8/15 Barther Metal Open Air 11 - Headliner Show Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
8/29 Wolfzeit Festival Oberfranken, Germany
Italian death/thrash metallers Disarmonia Mundi, featuring Soilwork frontman Speed, have inked a deal with Coroner Records. The band's upcoming album, "The Isolation Game," is scheduled to hit stores this November.
A completely remastered version of Disarmonia Mundi's debut album, "Nebularium," is due out June 26, 2009 via Coroner Records. This digipak re-release will include a bonus CD, "The Restless Memoirs EP," which features six previously-unreleased tracks and new artwork.
Amoral will not be part of the Agent Steel tour in November.
The band comments: "The booking agency responsible for the tour failed to give us ANY information concerning the specific dates etc, and after tons of emails that we never got any replies to we decided to look for another package for the end of the year. At the moment we have no idea if the Agent Steel tour will even happen or not, but either way, Amoral will not be a part of it.
"We're working on finding a replacement tour as we speak. Naturally we'll keep you posted, and will inform here as soon as something is confirmed."
Children of Bodom and Amorphis will be touring South America and Mexico this September. Tour dates are:
Sept. 08 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Flores
Sept. 10 Santiago de Chile, Chile - Teatro Teleton
Sept. 12 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal
Sept. 15 Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
Sept. 16 Monterrey, Mexico - Monterrey Metal Fest at Arena Santa Lucía
Lifend, post death metal based in Milan/Italy, has confirmed the permanent entry of the new frontman Cisco (ex-Sin Of Lot), who will be considered a regular and actual member of the project. The new line-up has already been tested during the last two Roman live gigs and it will play two more shows in Italy (Vigevano and Vivaro Fest) before leaving Italy for a European tour with Strength Approach and Gold Kids.
Here are the upcoming live gigs:
6.05.09 @ Jack Bickers - Vigevano w/ Apeiron
6.13.09 @ Vivarock Festival - Vivaro (Pn) w/ White Skull, Algol and more.
6.18.09 tba, w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.19.09 @ United Club - Torino w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.20.09 @ Schilli - Ulm w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.21.09 tba, Germany w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.22.09 @ Club Obluda - Bratislava w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.23.09 @ Wild at Heart - Berlin w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.24.09 tba, Germany w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.25.09 @ 4rooms - Leipzig w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.26.09 @ Fahrenheit 100 - Dresden w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.27.09 @ Exil - Neustadt Orla w/ Strength Approach and Gold Kids
6.28.09 @ Pieffe Factory - Gorizia w/ Terror, Strength Approach and Gold Kids
Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has checked in with the following tour update:
"We're in the homestretch of the tour and it's hard to believe it's almost over. This one really whizzed by, as we've hit a lot of places we were long overdue to play, such as Atlanta, New Orleans and St. Louis. Despite the fact that Testament, Unearth and Lazarus AD are three different generations of bands, there is a strong sense of camaraderie. Highlights include Sayreville, NJ, where we were joined on stage for 'Disciples Of The Watch,' by Sirius XM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin, proving that he can sing metal, as well as spin it. At that same show, Buzz from Unearth did a stage dive, causing the wrath of a security guard who, not realizing who he was tried to throw him out unsuccesfully, as we watched from the stage (it was a wild night). More and more fans have been participating in the VIP packages, and it's been fun to get to know them better and let them in on the set up process with the shows. We're in the great state of Texas now, working our way West. Just over a week to go before we wrap in Cali for the last three gigs, Sand Diego, LA and SF. Thanks to all the fans for making this a great tour for all three bands!"
Firewind will be appearing at the Festival Ilha do Ermal in Vieira do Minho, Portugal on August 29.
Bands scheduled to perform at the festival include Blind Guardian, Sepultura, Obituary and more. For more info on the festival, visit www.myspace.com/festivalilhadoermal.
Catch Firewind at the following festivals this summer:
June 26 Dessel, BEL - Graspop Metal Meeting
June 27 Helsinki, FIN - Tuska Festival
July 11 Chania, GR - Creta Festival
July 19 Istanbul, TR - Uni Rock Festival
Aug. 14 Dinkelsbühl, GER - Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 29 Vieira do Minho, PT - Festival Ilha do Ermal
Behemoth has been added to three Summer Slaughter dates in early July, playing alongside bands such as Necrophagist, Ensiferum, Darkest Hour, Winds of Plague, and more:
7/5 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
7/6 - Calgary, AB @ The Whiskey
7/7 - Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
Distort is now offering Cancer Bats' "Tour EP 2009" for sale prior to other digital retailers. The EP features four brand new tracks, including covers of Tegan & Sara and Murder City Devils, plus behind-the-scenes footage and music videos. Cancer Bats' Tour EP, will also be available online exclusively via iTunes and Distort Digital on June 30, 2009.
Progressive death metal act Praetorian has posted an album update after a prolonged period on inactivity and lineup changes:
“Good evening to the Praetorian faithful. It has been some time since there has been a post on the website. However, we have been working steadily behind the scenes since the departure of Andrew on keys.
“We are focusing all our efforts on writing material for the new album. There are 9 complete tracks still in the demo stage and a bunch of more songs in the works. The music consists of a dark and intense nature that you can bang you head to. We hope to have a demo up of one of the songs soon.”
You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.
Amber Asylum will release their new album "The Bitter River" on June 30th via Profound Lore. A new track from the album titled "Auger of Thrall" is currently available for download at this location.
German death metallers Hackneyed have finished work on their upcoming album "Burn After Reaping," which will be released on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover art for the album can be viewed here. The band also issued the following statement about the album:
"After long and hard work, we just finished the studio work for 'Burn After Reaping' and I can assure you, that the songs will kick major ass!! It will be louder and more brutal than anything you’ve heard before! Our producer Corni Bartels pushed us to the limit and made the album what it is right now – a fucking killer! We have done a lot of crazy things and tried a lot to pimp the album. 'Burn After Reaping' will differ from 'Death Prevails' if it comes to songwriting and sound, but of course all known HACKNEYED trademarks have been kept. Björn Goosses of KILLUSTRATIONS (DEW-SCENTED, ABORTED etc…) created the artwork which matches our expectations perfectly. It fits the album like every single song!"
The track list will be as follows: More...
Job For A Cowboy has issued the following update about the live show in Philadelphia that will be recorded for an upcoming music video:
“We have gotten a bunch of emails from kids who are confused about our show this Saturday at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. We wanted to clear it all up for you. If you buy a ticket we are gonna guarantee you get to see the show, even if that means we play 2 shows in the same night. Philly has always supported the hell out of Job for a Cowboy and Metal so we couldn't think of a better crowd to capture on film losing their shit than you guys. Tickets are only .94 CENTS and we are also gonna be hanging out around 3 pm so we can meet some of you guys, so come by early and hang out. This show is gonna be INSANE so come out and go FUCKIN NUTS!”
Norwegian black metallers Koldbrann have issued the following statement about playing at the Hole In The Sky 2009 festival:
"KOLDBRANN are confirmed to Hole in the Sky 2009! KOLDBRANN will perform at the Garage venue, on Thursday the 27th of August, with a.o. NIFELHEIM and NECROS CHRISTOS.
"The BOA Metal Open Air 2009, scheduled to take place in Klingentahl, Germany, on the 25th and 26th of July, is cancelled due to economic reasons. The whole festival is cancelled, not only KOLDBRANN."
Other bands confirmed for Hole in the Sky, which will take place from August 26th - 29th in Bergen, include: More...
Boško Radišic, the lead vocalist of Serbian thrash metal group Space Eater, passed away last night (June 2nd) as a result of a fire. He died of smoke inhalation. He was only twenty eight years old. His twenty five year old sister also died in the incidient. The band was currently shopping around a demo of their second album to any record labels who might have been interested.
Florida based death metal legends Obituary has posted a brand new song online entitled, "List Of Dead" which will appear on their forthcoming new studio album, "Darkest Day." You can check out the song by heading to their official Myspace. The album will be released on June 30th through Candlelight Records.
Divine Heresy has uploaded the first track from their forthcoming second album, "Bringer Of Plagues" online. You can check out the song "Face Breaker" by heading to the bands official Myspace. This will be the band's first album with new vocalist Travis Neal, who replaced singer Tommy "Vext" Cummings after an altercation between himself and guitarist Dino Cazares.
A brand new trailer for the forthcoming video game Brutal Legend has been posted online. You can check it out below. The new video game is influenced strongly by heavy metal and stars metal loving actor Jack Black as the main character as well as some of the biggest names in heavy metal including Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, Motorhead mainman Lemmy, metal veteran Lita Ford, the legendary Ronnie James Dio and Ozzy Osbourne, who will play the role of the "Guardian Of Metal." More...
Mastodon will celebrate the release of their latest album, "Crack the Skye," with three signing sessions at HMV stores starting at HMV’s High Street store in Sheffield on Friday 5th June 2009.
The band will be at the store from 5.00 pm, to meet fans and sign copies of the new album which was released in March through Warner Bros.
Next up the band head to HMV’s Market Street store in Manchester on Saturday, June 6th and then on to HMV’s Argyle Street store, Glasgow on Sunday, June 7th. Both these in-store signing sessions also kick off at 5.00 pm.
The Grammy nominated Mastodon, will be on tour with Metallica this summer on the European leg the World Magnetic Tour.
August Burns Red announced that their new album "Constellations" is available for pre-order. The album is set to release on July 14th. You can order it at their webstore with a t-shirt and poster, Interpunk with an exclusive 7" vinyl that has an alternate version of the song "Indonesia" and a cover of NOFX's "Linoleum" or Smartpunk with a signed silk screened poster.
Nuclear Blast recently announced they have just signed Textures. They plan to release their first album sometime in 2010. Jaap Wagemaker, A&R for Nuclear Blast says,
“After winning the “Igor Award” as unsigned band at Aardschok magazine’s “Metal Bash”, the band got signed to Listenable Records, who re-released their critically-acclaimed debut “Polars”. With their follow-up albums “Drawing Circles” and “Silhouettes” TEXTURES proved their musical status even more and became one of the most exciting new bands in (extreme) metal!
Diversity and complexity are important elements of the unique TEXTURES sound, building bridges between epic, polyrhythmic grooves and contrasting melodies. TEXTURES create their own style and establish their own interpretation of progressive, heavy modern metal!”
Tony, vocalist for Municipal Waste, checked in to talk about their last tour with Lamb of God and the upcoming Scion Rock Fest with Trap Them.
"Greetings! Tony here checking in from Richmond to let you know what's new with the MUNICIPAL WASTE camp. We just got back in town 2 weeks ago from our 6 week long tour with Lamb of God. The tour was so much fun and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people for coming out and supporting us as well as the bands on the tour for making it such a good time. We
made some great friends and did a lot of "time traveling" with them across the country.
We have a lot of exciting stuff planned this summer and the first thing we have up to bat is a Scion-sponsored show in L.A. on June 10th. We are really looking forward to playing a headlining show and to get our new songs out there to people. We are really fired up about this gig and plan to "go big" on this one so DON'T MISS IT! You will not be disappointed."
Two of California’s most promising young metal acts, thrashers RATTLEHEAD (from LA) and DEVASTATOR (from Sacramento), will be teaming up to tour the country this summer bringing their own brand of metallic mayhem to over 40 cities. The tour, appropriately called "SLAUGHTERING THE MASSES", will be both bands’ first cross-country trek, although each has done successful west coast and regional touring.
Southern California’s RATTLEHEAD have long been a hard-working cornerstone of the L.A. metal scene. The group has a committed DIY attitude, as witnessed by previous regional touring and the release last year of their own disc, "Step Inside for the Slaughter," which they are still promoting. You can check out some of Rattlehead's music here.
Northern California’s DEVASTATOR has been having a great year. With the release of the group’s latest demo/EP, "Burn The Beast," the group have received major accolades from metal press, radio and fans who recognize the band’s commitment to true metal and their continued progression as players and songwriters. The trio will embark on the tour in support of the EP and plan to finalize a label partner this fall upon completion of the dates so they can begin recording their debut before year’s end. You can check out Devastator's music here.
The latest "Slaughtering The Masses" U.S. tour dates are as follows: More...
Bär McKinnon, former sax player from San Francisco’s seminal Mr. Bungle, is primed and ready to bring his specific brand of cartoonish, pop inspired tunes to the world with his new Melbourne-based outfit: Umlaut.
Featuring the radio single, Atlas Face, co-written and performed by former Mr. Bungle front man and music heavyweight Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk), Umlaut’s debut selt-titled album is whimsical, eccentric, dark and nothing you’ve ever heard before.
Umlaut launches their debut album on Sunday, June 7 at the East Brunswick club with support from The Barons of Tang and An Easier Question. Entry price is $15. The album will also be available through AmpHead Music in Australia, and The Orchard internationally.
You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.
Last month, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD announced a worldwide record deal with label Century Media. In the months leading up to the new record deal, the band spent countless hours writing songs for a new album. In the weeks following the Century Media announcement, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have been in the studio recording a new album. The album is being made in Seattle, WA. The drums were recorded at London Bridge Studios. The rest was done at Soundhouse Recording. Producing, engineering, and mixing duties are being handled by Jack Endino. Most recently Jack has recorded albums for High On Fire, Toxic Holocaust and Early Man, but his previous work covers a myriad of renowned artists including Nirvana and Bruce Dickinson.
With the album near completion, all parties involved are hoping for a fall 2009 release date.