Metal News for June 5, 2006
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10 news articles posted on this day.
Savannah, GA sludge rockers KYLESA have offered an update on the band, fresh off a string of dates alongside Baroness and its appearance at the 8th annual Emissions From The Monolith festival:
"So we are about to record a brand new album. It hasn't even been a year since we recorded 'To Walk a Middle Course,' but since Carl and Jeff have joined the band, we've been writing constantly and are pretty stoked on what's come out of the jams. We're recording this month, so the record should be out in October sometime, right after we get back from Europe. We're doing a split 7" with Victims which will be out this summer on Hyperrealist in the US and Unsociable in Europe. We're also contributing a song for the EyeHateGod tribute CD which is coming out on Emetic Records. We're doing "Left to Starve" off of their first record. Other bands that will be on the comp include Brutal Truth, Lair of the Minotaur, Unearthly Trance and a bunch more."
The forthcoming KYLESA studio album will be the follow-up to the band's Prosthetic debut, 2005's highly-lauded 'To Walk A Middle Course.' The record will be the first with KYLESA's newest members, drummers Carl McGinley and Jeff Porter.
KYLESA on tour
6/06 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn (with Withered, Doomsayer)
Across Tundras and bassist Kyler Sturtz have parted ways. According to the band, "No big drama, he just could not commit to what we needed from him for the band." Sturtz will play his final show with the group on June 9th in Wichita, KS. Across Tundras has subsequently found a replacement in Adam Wheeler. States the band, "He already knows 90% of our current set, and we are excited for what he can bring to the band beyond that and into the future."
A long standing friendship has lead to an exciting partnership between Stillborn Records and Abacus Recordings. Abacus Recordings will now be sub-distributing and becoming involved with marketing strategies for Stillborn releases. "We are ecstatic about working with the Stillborn releases," says Ray Harkins of Abacus Recordings, "Stillborn has signed some very long standing and developing artists that above all believe in the value of hard work as evidence by their label manager Jamey Jasta and Jay Reason."
The bond between the two labels has existed for years. Stillborn owner Jamey Jasta has spent years touring with many of the artists on Abacus in his band Hatebreed. Abacus Recordings artist The Distance's lead vocalist Jay Reason also helps run Stillborn giving the labels an intimate understanding and comradery making this partnership a natural extension of their friendship.
Abacus Recordings has recently released a number of highly revered albums such as Sick Of It All "Death To Tyrants", Ignite "Our Darkest Days" and in June The Distance "The Rise, The Fall & Everything In Between." The partnership with Stillborn begins with the release of Full Blown Chaos "Within The Grasp Of Titans" on July 11th.
Open Grave Records is pleased to announce the reissue of the first two Necrodemon albums’, “Haunted Eons” and “Allegiance to the End.” The first reissue to be, “Allegiance to the End” in the summer of 2006. “Haunted Eons,” will follow up and be released with a bonus EP in the late fall.
Necrodemon began in late 1998 from the ashes of Lordes Werre. 1999's "Deadly Demo" to 2003's "Allegiance to the End", the band has grown and become a force to be reckoned with. Chuck Feldman (who was technically the original drummer for Necrodemon in 1998) joined again in early 2001 along with others to complete the next generation of Necrodemon. Many shows and underground appearances followed 2003's release of "Allegiance to the End". This album was and still is a landmark for Necrodemon.
Although they have honed in a bit, Necrodemon does not fall under one style. They do Death Metal, Black Metal, Speed Metal, and Thrash. The vocals are very diverse as well. Lyrically, Necrodemon covers a lot of ground. No style is their style. Influences range from old 80's thrash and metal to today's brutality and atmosphere.
DOWNLORD have announced their signing with OPEN GRAVE RECORDS.
Downlord: "We signed with a great new label, that gives us the opportunity to grow and expand to new territories throughout the world and deliver some real, old-school Death Metal to those worthy who hunger for the extreme. It's also a chance for DOWNLORD to give back to the scene that has given us SO much already!"
DOWNLORD consists of members: Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction & Bolt Thrower) on vocals, Donovan Spenceley (ex-Sacrificial & Excessive Payback) on guitar, Rene Falther (ex-Excessive Payback & Iniquity) on guitar, Thomas Fagerlind (ex-Iniquity, Daemon) on bass, and are utilizing the talents of original drummer Rasmus Schmidt, whom recently stepped in to play with the band during their first live shows in Denmark & Sweden, supporting Bolt Thrower.
The band have begun recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Random Dictionary Of The Damned" for release sometime in late 2006 on Open Grave Records.
Season of Mist has had to postpone the releases of 4 out of 5 special deluxe Metalpak DVDs. These are:
ARCTURUS "Shipwrecked in Oslo"
CONFESSOR "Live in Oslo"
RED HARVEST "Harvest Bloody Harvest"
TSJUDER "Norwegian Apocalypse"
The first deluxe Metalpak DVD, MACABRE's "Tales of Slaughter and Slaying", will come out on July 17th.
In addition to promoting their latest album "Threshold of Revelation", Twelfth Gate is also busy writing new material for their next full-length release. And as promised, the band is continuing their progression towards heavier & more intriguing songs, while also further defining their own style and sound. Twelfth Gate has also booked studio dates to re-record the vocals for a few select TWELFTH GATE songs and to record two brand new songs for a limited edition EP, which may also contain one or two extra treats. The EP, which is yet untitled, is targeted for release later this year.
There is another new live performance video of Trivium available for viewing at the Underground Video Television web site. The footage was taken in Rochester NY and is for their track “Drowned And Torn Asunder.”
Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS entered Nomad Recording studio (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, ABSU, USURPER) in Carrolton, TX on June 1 to begin recording their new album for Massacre Records. Entitled "Alone", the CD will be the first to feature the band's new line-up, which includes founder/guitarist John Perez, vocalist Robert Lowe, guitarist Steve Moseley and new members Steve Nichols on drums and James Martin on bass. Engineering and co-producing the album is Sterling Winfield, best known for his work with PANTERA and more recently the REBEL MEETS REBEL release. Massacre Records will release the album in late September/early October. According to guitarist John Perez, the album will be "a fist in the face to all trend metal" and will stay true to the band's original vision of heaviness and melody with a willingness to push the boundaries of heavy metal music without losing its sense of tradition. Songtitles set to appear on the band's first album since 1998's "Adagio" include "Sightless" (mp3), "Waiting for the Light", "Scent of Death", "Essence of Black", and "In Hell I Burn". A North American release is also planned, but no label has been named as of yet.
In other news, Perez has issued the following statement: "The band wishes to give monstrous amounts of gratitude and thanks to all the great people that made their recent mini-tour in Greece/Germany/Italy such a great success. The Greek shows were some of the best the band had played in years and the Keep it True festival was another highlight. More apologies are in order to all of those that attended the Doom Shall Rise festival as Robert Lowe was unable to attend due to unforeseen problems with his passport. The band made the best of the situation and played on with gracious help from a few other vocalists: Erico from DANTESCO, Timmy from DOOMSHINE and Gerrit from DAWN OF WINTER."
TWISTED SISTER manager Daniel Stanton of Coallier Entertainment sent the following statement to Blabbermouth.net:
"TWISTED SISTER has signed with American record label Razor & Tie for the purpose of releasing a final CD. The CD will be a Christmas album of standards done in an all-heavy metal format. Due to release date commitments, the band had to cancel several shows this summer, including two in England on June 27th [London Hammersmith Apollo] and 28th [Nottingham Rock City] and turn down four high-profile festivals in Europe. The planned release date will be in mid-October. The title, track listing and support dates will be announced by the end of the summer."
TWISTED SISTER's re-recording of their classic 1984 album "Stay Hungry", dubbed "Still Hungry", was issued in 2004 on Spitfire Records.