Metal News for June 30, 2011
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A new live track from A Perfect Circle has made its way online. The new song, titled "By and Down," was performed live by the band during its June 29, 2011 performance in Portland, Oregon. You can check out the song by using the player provided below.
American deathcore act Suicide Silence has posted some behind-the-scenes footage from its recent music video shoot. The band were shooting a video for its new single, "You Only Live Once," which is taken off of its forthcoming new album "The Black Crown." "The Black Crown" is set for release on July 12, 2011 through Century Media Records.
Progressive metallers East Of The Wall have added new dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. The band will be touring in support of its upcoming new full length "The Apologist," which is currently set for a mid-October release. You can check out the full list of dates and cities below. Additional dates, as well as official venue announcements are expected in the coming days.
10/25 Pittsburg, PA
10/28 Chicago, IL
10/30 Minneapolis, MN
11/01 Fargo, ND
11/03 Denver, CO
11/05 Salt Lake City, UT
11/06 Reno, NV
11/07 San Francisco, CA
11/08 Bakersfield, CA
11/09 Los Angeles, CA
11/12 Amarillo, TX
11/15 Hattiesburg, MS
11/17 Pensacola, FL or Atlanta, GA
11/18 Tallahassee, FL
11/21 Charlotte, NC
11/22 Richmond, VA
Tech-thrash metal act Revocation has posted its third clip from the studio online. The footage wad captured during the band's time spent recording its forthcoming new album, "Chaos of Forms," which is set to be released on August 16, 2011 through Relapse Records.
Italian metal act Fleshgod Apocalypse has posted some new rehearsal footage online for streaming. The band are preparing to release its forthcoming new full length, titled "Agony," on August 9, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can check out the studio footage in the player located below.
Anthrax icon Scott Ian graces the cover of the August issue of Decibel. For the magazine's first gatefold in five years, the editors enlisted the talents of Henry & Glenn Forever co-creator Tom Neely to (literally) illustrate the flourishing bond between extreme music and extreme underground comics. As the movement's best-known face - and certainly metal's best-known chin - Scott discusses his work for DC Comics, his take on the current graphic arts scene, and how it all fits together with Anthrax and metal in general.
New tour footage has been made available online by American metalcore act August Burns Red. You can check out their European tour documentary in the player provided below. The band are currently touring in support of its recently released new full length "Leveler" which is available through Solid State Records.
Morta Skuld's upcoming collection of early material, "Through The Eyes of Death," is currently streaming in its entirety through the Morta Skuld Bandcamp page.
"Through The Eyes Of Death" combines the band's two 1990 recordings "Gory Departure" and "Prolong The Agony" on one disc along with previously-unreleased material. The two sessions were produced by Deathmanager Eric Greif. Morta Skuld is the first band other than Death and Control Denied to be published by Chuck Schuldiner's Mutilation Music.
"Through The Eyes Of Death" will see its release next Tuesday, July 5th, and is available for pre-order at here, along with a preview of the new Travis Smith artwork.
Also to be released next Tuesday is the official music video for the Morta Skuld track "Prolong The Agony," taken from the "Through The Eyes Of Death" release. The video was directed by Doug Cook and produced by Eric Greif.
Periphery has issued the following update about the dates for the band's upcoming "Frak the Gods" tour, which features support from The Human Abstract:
"We're very excited to announce the dates for our very first headline tour in Northern America. And as the cherry on top, we'll be offering a VIP ticket package on this tour. The link to the ticketing page is here.
"Make sure to register and you'll then get access to more information and the pre-sale for the tickets. Please Note: If you do not see your market below don't worry, more shows will be added shortly. Please check back soon for pre-sale tickets and exclusive VIP Packages."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
9/2/11 - TBA - Richmond, VA
9/3/11 - The Brewery - Raleigh, NC
9/4/11 - The State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
9/5/11 - The Masquerade - Atlanta , GA
9/7/11 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
9/8/11 - Trees - Dallas, TX
9/9/11 - House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
9/10/11 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
9/11/11 - El Paso Convention Center - El Paso, TX
9/12/11 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
9/14/11 - Martini Ranch - Scottsdale, AZ
9/15/11 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
9/16/11 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
9/17/11 - Epicenter - San Diego, CA
9/18/11 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
9/20/11 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA
9/21/11 - Branx - Portland, OR
9/22/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
9/23/11 - The Venue - Boise, ID
9/24/11 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
9/25/11 - The Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
9/27/11 - Fubar - St Louis, MO
9/28/11 - The Bluestone - Columbus, OH
9/29/11 - MoJoe's - Joliet, IL
9/30/11 - Rave Bar - Milwaukee, WI
10/1/11 - MXTP - Grand Rapids, MI
10/2/11 - Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
10/3/11 - La Tulipe - Montreal, QC
10/5/11 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/6/11 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
10/7/11 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
10/8/11 - TBA - Baltimore, MD
Celebrating two decades of darkness, quintessential doom act My Dying Bride has completely deconstructed the band's entire discography and rearranged it into the atmospheric and symphonic release "Evinta" (reviewed here).
While corresponding with Metalunderground.com, vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe described the "Evinta" project as "epic swathes of classical and ambient music with some My Dying Bride melodies." Aaron discussed the arranging and the recording of the album during the interview, and also chatted about getting opera singer Lucie Roche to lend vocals for the album. Below you will also find information on an upcoming new My Dying Bride full-length, as well as the band's tour itinerary for the coming months. More...
Tribal metal outfit Soulfly has announced that the group has recruited former Static-X, Prong, and Ministry bass player Tony Campos into the band, replacing former bassist Bobby Burns, who left the group in July of last year.
Campos will be performing his first show with Soulfly at a Belgian festival on July 31st. Stay tuned for further information.
Sorrowful Angels has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Dariusz Sipiora:
"Our dear friend and music companion, Dariusz Sipiora (Rythm guitars) stated in his FB status just before the our shown in Athens on the 18th of June: 'Everything is already in black and white:) I leave Greece on Sunday and Monday I start a new life in Holland.. m / will be the only thing I missed from Greece, this is my band Sorrowful Angels and my friends but I hope I can do everything! ;-)'
"Working contitions are hard here in Greece right now and we strongly support Dariusz's decision for a better future for him and his family! Although things are a bit vague whether he will be able to continue as a full member in the band, there will be a replacement member for gigging purposes announced soon. If this change will be permanent or not, we believe its still too soon to tell.
"The only thing that is certain, is that Sorrowful Angels, will continue in full force alive and gigging as planned and that the new record will be released in September! Take Care Dariusz Sorrowful Angels support you!"
Volbeat has issued the following announcement about heading to the U.K. in October to make up canceled tour dates from last year:
"Last year, we unfortunately had to cancel our entire UK Tour. We hate to disappoint our fans, so please let us make it up to you by coming back in October of this year!
"We'll be at the Dublin Academy on October 22 and continue to Belfast, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and London. These shows will be kick starting a massive tour through Europe in November, including gigs in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Holland.
"Tickets for the UK and Ireland dates will be on sale this Friday, July 1. Tickets for mainland Europe are already on sale. Thank you for your patience and we hope to give you an amazing experience - you deserve it!"
Volbeat also recently announced headlining North American dates. You can find full details by heading over to this location.
Saxon released the new album "Call to Arms" earlier this month in Europe. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about confirming a North American release date for the album:
"Great news! We have a release date for North America & Canada. It will be the 27th of September distributed by EMI. American tour dates to follow soon."
You can also find the music video for the song "Hammer of the Gods," taken from the new album, by heading over to this location.
Sweden's The Cold Existence has announced its signing with Non Serviam Records for the release of a new album. The as-yet-untitled new album is set to drop in 2012.
The Cold Existence had previously gone on hiatus in March of 2010, but then announced its return as a band later that year.
Additional details on the new album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out information on the band and hear songs available for streaming by heading over to The Cold Existence's MySpace page.
Skyfire has posted a series of video clips online from the recording of a new EP, which can be found below. The band also commented:
"Skyfire has entered the studio to record an EP that will be released in digital format later this year. Founding member Martin Hanner (bass, orhestral arrangements) and Johan Reinholdz (guitar) have uploaded 5 videos focusing on the solo sections that will be futured on the EP. Stay tuned for more info and updates!"
Astral Winter has issued the following update about finishing the recording for the "Winter Enthroned" album:
"Hails, long time no update (as usual I guess). Well, yesterday the recording for the album was all finished off ending with some pretty sweet vocal tracks.
"Most of the songs have been pretty heavily mixed inbetween recording them, so there isn't a whole heap of mixing left, but enough to keep me busy for a little bit. Also making some adjustments/finishing the artwork. The album is about 53 - 54 minutes in length, with 6 full songs and 3 short instruments (prologue, interlude and epilogue).
"The album will be released on Immortal Frost Productions. Will have more info about the release soon."
You can also find a previously posted teaser clip for "Winter Enthroned" by heading over to this location.
Swedish band The Gardnerz has issued the following announcement about releasing "The System of Nature" on vinyl:
"The System of nature to be released on vinyl through Mechanix Records in the coming weeks. Yes you heard it hear first, Mechanix records will be releasing a gatefold LP version of the album. Contact for pre-orders and other inquiries: email@example.com or check here.
"The system of nature will soon also be released on cd digipack through Abyss records, and shirts will soon be printed."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Art Of Suffering
2. Lady In The Grave
3. Your Final Solution
4. Born To Consume
6. Shift In Thought
7. Flaw In The Axiom
8. More Or Less
10. Maybe It's Time
11. Bloody Vengeance (Vulcano Cover)
12. Servants Of The Warsmen (Winter Cover)
Front man Nergal of Poland's Behemoth has returned to court again facing charges for tearing apart a bible on stage and the trial is back on track after Nergal's bone marrow transplant. A video from Nergal's court appearance can be viewed below.
Nergal also comments: "I spent 5 hours In the court in Gdynia today. The case is back on track and there's still few witnesses to be interviewed. It's way too early to give any further comment. I just hope the final verdict is gonna be positive for me. I have a feeling that I'm in this situation for right reasons and I'm not giving up. Cross fingers! The battle ain't over yet…"
Spanish act Nahemah has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:
"Hello everybody, fans and supporters! During the last months we had a necessary and creative break that immersed us inside the amazing and exciting sea of composition. It started last February and is just almost finished. New songs have been composed for our forthcoming album and they are going to be brought to the studio to be recorded on this summer.
"We really love the new tracks, and the impressions they provoque us when we listen to them are that they are going to be part of the best album of NahemaH so far... The new album is a step forward in quality and spirituality and will be a great surprise that won't let you disappointed. The engines are started again! More news soon, stay tuned!"
You can also check out Nahemah's music by navigating over to the band's MySpace page here.
American progressive heavy metal veterans Queensryche have posted their new music video online for the song, "Get Started." You can check it out by heading over to the band's official website here, (registration is required.) The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Dedicated To Chaos," which is out now via Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records.
The album's artwork and track listing can also be viewed below.
After struggling with lineup problems recently, Swedish blackened death metal outfit Dark Funeral has taken a step towards stability by announcing the recruitment of a new vocalist, as well as confirming that the band will be performing at next year's edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal festival. A message from Lord Ahriman reads:
"I must admit that it surely was not an easy task to find a worthy replacement for Emperor Magus Caligula, who has been doing an amazing job for Dark Funeral during the past 15 years. He has not only been "the vocalist" for the band, but also a very good friend of mine and he always will be!
"Anyway, 10 months of intense search worldwide have finally given result. And I'm VERY proud to announce and welcome Nachtgarm to the horde. More...
Canadian metal outfit Kataklysm has been confirmed as the headlining band for this year's Hatefest 2011 European tour. During the trek, the group will be joined by Triptykon, the new band from Hellhammer/Celtic Frost mastermind, Tom G. Warrior, as well as Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine and two more acts, who are expected to be revealed shortly.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
A new promotional video for extreme metallers Jungle Rot has been posted online. The band is currently touring in support of its recently released full length album "Kill On Command." You can check out the interview/tour footage in the player provided below.
Oakland, California extreme metal act All Shall Perish has revealed details behind its latest pre-order package for its upcoming new album. The new full length, titled "This Is Where It Ends," is set for release on July 26, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records and is available in various formats. The latest pre-order package, dubbed the "Party Tech Package" includes the following All Shall Perish items:
* official All Shall Perish "party tech" 34 oz. mug
* shot glass
* 5 All Shall Perish condoms
* "Party Tech" t-shirt
* Digipak edition of "This Is Where It Ends"
You can order the "Party Tech" package at this location.
New fan-filmed concert footage has made its way online featuring American modern metallers Slipknot performing its single "Psychosocial." The footage was captured during the band's June 29th performance in Moscow, Russia. You can check out the footage in the player below.
American hard rockers Staind have teamed up with Metal Hammer magazine to debut their new single. The track, titled "Eyes Wide Open," is set to appear on the band's forthcoming seventh studio album, due out in September through Atlantic Records. You can stream the song using the player provided below.
Metalunderground.com is thrilled to announce that we will be taking part as a sponsor in an upcoming charity event dubbed "Riffs Not Riots" on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.
Metalunderground.com is joining forces alongside Etnies, Cariboo Brewing, Emerica, Abort Magazine, The Invisible Orange, 99.3 The Fox, Scratch Records and many others to bring "Riffs Not Riots" to the people in an effort to support the victims of the recent riot that took place in Vancouver. The proceeds from the event will go directly to the Canucks For Kids Fund - a nonprofit charity run by the Vancouver Canucks NHL organization.
On the evening of June 15, 2011 a riot broke out in the city of Vancouver following the team's loss in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. The riot and following looting impacted over 60 Vancouver businesses which suffered millions of dollars in damages and losses. Many courageous and innocent civilians also came under attack from the roaming mobs for taking a stand against the rioters and defending the city in which they live and love. These citizens placed themselves in front of shop windows and others left vulnerable to protect those who could not protect themselves. It is these people that "Riffs Not Riots" aims to thank and appreciate. More...
Being awoken by drunks at a festival is to be expected, being awoken by rain, was not. The second day of the Graspop Metal Meeting was considerably more dreary than the first when it came to weather, but just like the first day, there was still a fantastic lineup of metal to look forward to.
After deciding to stick around in the campsites for a little while, we headed into the main area to be greeted by the frustrating news that tonight's headliner, Ozzy Osbourne, has cancelled his performance due to laryngitis. Instead, second from top Judas Priest would be taking over the headlining position with an extended two hour set and Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero would be stepping in to fill the empty slot, bumping Whitesnake up the bill in the process.
Although we missed the first couple of bands on saturday, we arrived with plenty of time to catch the second band on the main stage, Italian gothic rockers Lacuna Coil. The band performed a solid set with material which focused mostly on their last three albums, "Comalies," "Karmacode" and "Shallow Life" and were on fine form. Although singer Cristina Scabbia receives much of the attention lavished on the band, her singing partner Andrea Ferro also deserves a huge amount of recognition, as both singers voices sounded absolutely perfect. The fans were clearly enjoying it too, otherwise they wouldn't have stayed throughout the entire set in the miserable weather, not just bearing the climate, but singing along and raising their hands too. Scabbia carried herself on stage with a real ballsy attitude, the kind that shows just how well women really can fit into rock and metal music, and was able to coax the crowd into singing as loud as they could for the Depeche Mode cover, "Enjoy The Silence." I must say there were a few songs I was hoping it would be included in the set that weren't, most notably, "Swamped," but nevertheless, they were still a captivating live spectacle and disappointed no-one.
It would then be a while before I was to catch another set in full, having only caught a few songs from Kylesa in one of the Marquees to avoid the rain and watching the first song from Greek power metal outfit Firewind before deciding it was time to eat. In any case, we made sure we were in Marquee 1 with plenty of time to spare to catch Triptykon, one of the main reasons I wanted to return to Graspop. Following their chilling, "Crucifixus" intro, the band broke into the Celtic Frost classic, "Procreation Of The Wicked." The song went down a storm but in all honesty, took some time to recognise as it has become a much slower and more doom metal laden affair than what is heard on the "Morbid Tales" album. It was truely a thrill to see Tom G. Warrior back on stage, displaying the dark intensity that has made him such a popular figure in metal music for almost three decades. He wasn't the only notable member of the band too, as Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura was able to perform with total accuracy and bassist Vanja Slajh showed everyone that she has a mesmerising stage presence too. After "Procreation..." the band busted out one of their own tracks in the form of "Eparistera Daimones" opener, "Goetia," before heading back into more familiar territory with another Celtic Frost song, this time "Circle Of The Tyrants." Warrior thanked the fans afterwards, displaying the utmost sincerity and grattitude for the warm welcome the audience had given Triptykon, before launching into another Frost staple, "Babylon Fell." Only four songs into the set and it was time for the last, in this case, Triptykon's album closer, "The Prolonging." It takes some balls to perform a twenty minute song at a festival and it takes alot of musicianship and charisma to keep the crowd interested, which is exactly what they did. "The Prolonging" is clearly a song the group are very proud of, as performing it meant that they had to cut out other brilliant songs both of their own and the Frost catalogue. Having seen Celtic Frost before, I can say that seeing Triptykon is as close as one can get but with the added bonus of their own, outstanding material. I eagerly await seeing them again. More...
Atlanta, Georgia metal act The Chariot has announced that it will be issuing a new vinyl pressing of its latest effort "Long Live." The reissue has been scheduled for an August 2, 2011 release through Good Fight Music and will feature a b-side track from the original "Long Live" sessions by the name of "Music Of A Grateful Heart." The new pressing include white vinyl with black splatters numbered 1 through 1000 available exclusively at "Hot Topic" stores while The Good Fight Music Online Store and all other retailers will feature a black vinyl with white splatters numbered 1001 through 2000.
American hardcore act Terror has posted some new touring footage online. You can check out the clip, which features the band's trip to France for this year's Hellfest, in the player below.
Metalcore act Bury Your Dead has revealed the track listing for its forthcoming new album, titled "Mosh ‘N Roll." The new full length is set for an August 2, 2011 release through Mediaskare Records. You can check out the album's track listing below and catch a stream of the band's latest single "Bluebeard" at this location.
1. Slaughterhouse Five
2. Nothing Is Lost Save Honor
4. The Sirens Of Titan
5. Deadeye Dick
7. Sun Moon Star
9. Mother Night
11. Mosh ‘n Roll
Extreme metallers Landmine Marathon have announced a batch of new tour U.S. dates for this summer. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
07/29 Canoga Park, CA – The Cobalt Café
07/30 San Diego CA – The Shakedown
07/31 Ventura, CA – Zoey’s Café
08/02 Fresno, CA – The Ranch
08/03 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s Palor
08/04 Sacramento, CA – The Fire Escape
08/05 Oakland, CA – Sub/Mission
08/06 Arcata, CA – The Jambalaya
08/07 Medford, OR – Musichead
08/08 Portland, OR – Plan B
08/09 Seattle, WA El – Corazon Lounge
08/10 Boise, ID – The Shredder
08/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake Recording Services
08/12 Denver, CO – The Rockaway
08/13 Santa Fe, NM – TBA
Denver based act grind act Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire has posted a new trailer online to promote the release of a new EP titled "Visceral," which is set for releease through Prosthetic Records on July 19th. "Visceral" has six tracks and will be available digitally and on 10-inch vinyl, limited to 500 pieces. You can check out the trailer below.
American rap-metal veterans Limp Bizkit have posted a second strange video trailer online to promote its recently released comeback album "Gold Cobra." You can check out the footage in the player below.
Baltimore, Maryland hardcore act Trapped Under Ice has posted its first two studio reports online for its upcoming full length album "Big Kiss Goodnight." You can check out the footage in the player provided below.
Hardcore act Lionheart has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Brothers Keeper" which appears on the group's latest album "Built On Struggle." You can check out the video in the player below.