Metal News for June 30, 2009
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18 news articles posted on this day.
Limp Bizkit has responded to the cancellation of their UFC expo appearance. In a statement, the band says that they didn’t want to cancel the performance, and that out of respect to fans that bought tickets to see the band in Sin City, they’ll perform that night at a not-yet-determined location. It will be Limp Bizkit’s only stateside show until they finish prepping their new album in the fall.
"Limp Bizkit did NOT, in any way, cancel the UFC 100 concert in Las Vegas. Truth is UFC and Interscope Records could not come to an agreement on certain DVD rights. With all respect to Mandalay Bay, the UFC were also unhappy with Limp Bizkit decision of wanting to switch the performance from the Beach at Mandalay Bay with its inappropriate layout for a heavy rock concert with Limp Bizkit, basically a stage in front of a pool, to a more standard concert venue also located at the Mandalay Bay, which was the House Of Blues. The UFC expressed they wanted a ‘party vibe’ for this event and would not settle for any venue besides the Beach for this and other reasons."
Jameson has made their cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" available online for streaming and free download. Since the new MySpace player doesn't allow downloads, they band has posted the song to Soundclick.
Dutch metal band, Rotten, has issued the following studio update:
"Legend producer Dan Swanö has already mastered 4 of our songs. These 4 songs will be released on our Promo 2009, which will be used to send out to clubs, websites, magazines and record-labels. Keep an eye open, 'coz we will upload some tracks soon! Dan Swanö did a killer job, so your ears will never be the same!" More...
New Zealand metal bands EL SCHLONG and FUELSET have both new music videos. EL SCHLONG, who relocated from Wellington to London, UK last year have released a video for their track "The Baddies Are Coming." And FUELSET released their latest video for "Eight Point Five." You can watch them both below. More...
Frontiers Records has announced the signing of Cain's Offering for their debut album “Gather the Faithful,” to be released on August 28th in Europe and September 11th in the USA.
The band is the new artistic creation of Jani Liimatainen, the guitarist/songwriter formerly of Sonata Arctica and Altaria. In 2007 Jani parted ways with Finnish power metal act Sonata Arctica, a band he has contributed to found in 1996 and to which he devoted his full time and energy for more than 10 years.
Following his departure from one of Finland's biggest music exports in recent years, all eyes were set upon his newest creation: Cain's Offering. “After parting ways with Sonata Arctica, I took 'a leave of absence' from the metal circles, feeling that I had not much to offer at the time and that I needed a break to charge my batteries” states Liimatainen. “After a year or so the hunger to play metal returned with a vengeance, and so I decided to put together a new group of my own. I gave a call to a few friends, and voila: Cain's Offering! Cain’s Offering is a collaboration of a world-class musicians and one of the best singers in the world of Heavy Metal. All of these guys are handpicked from the very best the Finnish metal scene has to offer and I’m very proud to have them join me in this band.”
Joining Jani are vocalist Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius, Kotipelto), keyboardist Mikko Harkin (Solution.45, Mehida, ex-Sonata Arctica, ex-Wingdom, ex-Kenziner), bassist Jukka Koskinen (Norther, Wintersun) and drummer Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula (Paul Di'Anno).
Drawing its musical influence from both the classic hard rock scene, the fast-paced European power metal and a very modern heavy metal sound, Cain's Offering is a perfect example of today's living and breathing Finnish music scene. “To me Cain's Offering is a perfect combination of the things I value in music: beautiful melodies, emotions, top-notch musicianship and some kick-ass Metal! Basically it represents music as I like to hear it; every element is in its rightful place. I feel that what we came up with has all the traditional values, that so many metal-heads, myself included, hold so dear, but with a fresh new twist to it” says Jani. “Lyrically the songs deal with very basic, almost primal emotions and subjects most people will be able to relate to … and … there are absolutely no dragons allowed :)”
“Gather The Faithful” includes the following songs:
My Queen Of Winter
More Than Friends
Oceans Of Regret
Gather The Faithful
Into The Blue
Dawn Of Solace
Thorn In My Side
Morpheus In A Masquerade
Nightrage have posted a new trailer online for their latest album "Wearing a Martyr's Crown," which was released in Europe on June 22nd. The trailer can be viewed below. More...
Slipknot has issued the following announcement about a new video interview being posted online:
"Check out this new video interview that Clown did while he was in Sweden for the Metaltown Festival. The interview touches on everything from Clown's feelings about touring to his thoughts on the untimely death of Michael Jackson."
Sweden's Shining has been confirmed to appear at the Ashes To Ashes…Doom to Dust Chapter IV Festival on September 6th at the Cultuurfabriek Hall of Fame, in Tilburg Holland.
The other confirmed bands are as follows:
A fan filmed video has been posted online of Warrior performing the song "Fighting For The Earth" at the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany. The video can be viewed below. More...
Vader has issued the following announcement about premiering a new song on July 3rd:
"The Polish death metal stalwarts VADER will release their new full length album entitled 'Necropolis' on August 21 through Nuclear Blast. The World premiere of one the new tracks entitled: 'We Are The Horde' will happen on VADER's MySpace page on July 3!!! Don't forget to visit the profile here. Listen to this new killing song and post a comment and add the song to your profile!! You have been warned! July 3rd 2009!!!"
Alice in Chains is currently offering their new song "A Looking in View" as a free download here (registration is required). The song is from their upcoming album "Black Gives Way To Blue," which is scheduled to be released on September 29th through Virgin Records.
Apocalyptica has issued the following announcement about the Knock Out Festival changing venues:
"Due to the current weather conditions and forecasts in Krakow the promoter decided to change the festival to safer and more comfortable venue. Knock Out Festival 2009 will now take place at „TS Wisla” Hall (Reymonta st. 22)."
Female fronted thrashers Izegrim have issued the following statement about canceling an upcoming show in Germany:
"Due to circumstances that are (unfortunately) way beyond our control, the show in Niederkrüchten (4 juli) with Elite has been canceled by the organization."
Norwegian metallers Keep of Kalessin, who are currently supporting Death Angel on the "Summer Madness" tour, have issued the following announcement about canceling their appearance at an upcoming show in Rome:
"The show in Stadio Comunale in Rome 07.05.09 has been canceled due to license issues, we are very sorry about this!! Hope to see you guys next time we are around."
Sacred Steel has issued the following announcement about posting new photos online from their performance at the 2009 Queens of Metal Festival:
"We just added some live pictures from Queens of Metal-Open Air! Thanks to Jay Meloche for taking those nice shots!"
Relapse Records has issued the following statement about releasing a new double CD set from Atheist:
"Technical metal pioneers Atheist will see the release of a special Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken 2xCD set this summer.
"Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken is the complete live set from the band’s 2006 reunion gig at Wacken Open Air Festival recorded in front of 60,000 fans. The band is currently streaming the set’s opening track, 'Unquestionable Presence', online now via their MySpace page.
"The second disc in the set is a collection of essential Atheist tracks as hand-picked by the band. The two are packaged together complete with a 24-page booklet that contains photos and extensive liner notes from the band detailing the Wacken experience and why they chose the selected tracks. Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken will see its North American release on July 21st, July 27th internationally and is available for pre-order here."
Throne of Malediction has posted a new widget online that features their song "Breath of Life." The widget can be viewed below. More...
Maroon has announced that they will be on the road all over Europe from October 27th through November 8th, 2009 with CALIBAN, SUICIDE SILENCE, EMMURE and AFTER THE BURIAL.
Here are the Beastfest European tour 2009 dates:
27. Oct, Utrecht (NL) - Helling
28. Oct, Hamburg (D) - Markthalle
29. Oct, Berlin (D) – Columbia Club
30. Oct, Dresden (D) - Reithalle
31. Oct, Muenster (D) - Skaters Palace
01. Nov, Köln (D) - Essigfabrik
02. Nov, Aschaffenburg (D) - Colossaal
03. Nov, Karlsruhe (D) - Substage
04. Nov, Wien (AT) - Arena
05. Nov, Roncade (I) - New Age
06. Nov, Zürich (CH) – Dynamo
07. Nov, Hasselt (B) - Muziek-O-Drom
08. Nov, Muenchen (D) – Theaterfabrik
Preorder tickets (Germany): http://www.eventim.de
More information can be obtained soon at www.beastfesttour.com.