Metal News for June 5, 2007
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19 news articles posted on this day.
Avenged Sevenfold has posted a teaser/promo video for their upcoming DVD "All Excess." They have set and official release date of July 17th 2007 for the disc. The band commented:
"For you die hard fans we know you've been looking forward to this DVD for a long time and we promise you it will live up to all your expectations. There's so much content in this fucking thing that we've had to chop up hundreds of the best bits and pieces and put it together in this trailer."
AOL Music has a couple decent albums for streaming in full this week:
Canadian straight edge hardcore/metal outfit Liferuiner has officially signed with Rise Records. The band comments:
"We're incredibly excited to announce we've signed to Portland-based record label Rise Records. It's gonna be amazing to be sharing the label with the likes of Catherine, The Devil Wears Prada, American Me, It Prevails, and Drop Dead, Gorgeous."
The group's Rise Records debut will be recorded in November with producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada) and should hit stores in spring 2008. In the meantime, you can listen to some of Liferuiner's material here.
North Carolina based record label, Demand Records, has signed Columbus, OH hardcore band, In Tha Cut. The band was started in January of 2006 by current and former members of Symphony In Peril and Under One Flag. An eleven-song full-length will be released via Demand Records at the end of the summer. You can listen to demo tracks from the band on their MySpace page.
Aborted will headline a two-week Canadian tour this summer. Joining them on the road will be Point Blank Rage. Here are the tour dates:
7/26 Halifax, NS @ The Speakeasy
7/28 Jonquiere, QC @ Pub Extreme
7/29 Quebec, QC @ l'Anti
7/30 Ottawa, ON @ Rainbow Bistro
7/31 Toronto, ON @ Metal Bar
8/01 London, ON @ Pandemic Nightclub
8/02 Windsor, ON @ TBA
8/03 Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Le Magog
8/04 Trois-Rivières, QC @ Maquisart
8/05 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Électriques
Bam Margera, through his Filthy Note imprint, has collaborated with Ferret Music on the "ultimate rock compilation."
BAM MARGERA PRESENTS…VIVA LA BANDS, VOL 2 is the latest in Bam’s unique musical vision shared with his fans. The CD/DVD combo will hit stores on September 4, 2007 and feature unreleased tracks from CLUTCH, IN FLAMES, CKY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, VAINS OF JENNA, and more. The compilation will also bring together a slew of Bam’s other favorite artists such as GWAR, DIMMU BORGIR and THE SOUNDS. The DVD component to this rocking release contains 30 minutes of never-before-seen Bam footage.
As one of the world’s leading pop culture icons, Bam has achieved success in every aspect of modern media, including TV, Film, Internet, and Radio. As an established “tastemaker,” Bam is determined to deliver original high-energy music to an entire generation of his peers, while engaging and inspiring music fans and musicians alike. VIVA LA BANDS’ companion tour will be taking out some bands from the compilation and is estimated to visit over 20 cities in the USA beginning in October 2007. Fans can expect to see additional footage on a traveling screen and even Bam himself at select shows.
Bam is as excited for the release as fans around the world will be… "I’m so fucking psyched that some of my favorite bands recorded exclusive songs this time around! Clutch and In Flames fucking rock and my brother Jess did a sick CKY remix. Obviously The Sounds are one of my favorite bands - my wife even insisted that they play our wedding. I also sent the first band I signed, Vains of Jenna, into the studio to record a new track for the record.” Revealing what will make the DVD a must-have for Bam fans, he adds “I’m finding some of my best, unused footage for the DVD. Everyone keeps asking me for a CKY5 but I think this DVD might be the closest thing to that!"
Disarmoneous, founder member and creative force behind Brazilian Black Metallers IMPETUS MALIGNUM has reformed the band with new members Mortiferous (bass), Impious (drums) and Perversus (guitars), and has posted a new video, as well as three tracks available for download, on the band’s official MySpace page.
The video, for the ‘Condemned Soul’ track from the forthcoming album “When Darkness Devours the Light”, is one of several Disarmoneous has been working on during the band’s recent hiatus, and it is hoped that once a label has been found, the videos can be incorporated into the album release in some way.
Aside from vocals and guitars for IMPETUS MALIGNUM, Disarmoneous is also front man for the Death Metal band LUCTIFERU, but he makes it very clear that his priority is bringing IMPETUS MALIGNUM to a larger audience: “It’s time for us to try and break into Europe, and I’m aware of the challenge this poses. There is a very blinkered outlook towards anything in the Black Metal genre that doesn’t come from Scandinavia. It’s not all that easy for European bands either, which is a pity because at the end of the day any band should stand or fall on its musical merit, regardless of where it comes from. But I believe that the band is now ready for the challenge and I’m certainly driven enough to try”.
Several fan-filed video clips of GUNS N' ROSES performing at the Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Mexico Saturday night (June 2) have surfaced on YouTube.
The group's setlist was as follows:
01. Welcome to the Jungle
02. It's So Easy
03. Mr. Brownstone
04. Live and Let Die
05. Robin Finck Solo
06. Sweet Child O' Mine
08. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
09. You Could Be Mine
10. Dizzy Reed Solo
11. The Blues
12. Richard Fortus/Robin Finck Solo
13. Out Ta Get Me
14. November Rain
16. Bumblefoot Solo
17. Don't Cry
18. My Michelle
21. Paradise City
Longtime GUNS N' ROSES associate Del James revealed in a February 2007 online posting that the group's eternally delayed "Chinese Democracy" album was in the "mixing" stage.
The Jesu track "Silver (Original Beats)" is included on the free download only compilation Warm & Scratchy put together by Adult Swim. You can preview the tracks, download the entire complilation or download individual tracks at this location.
Or you can download an MP3 of Jesu's track directly here. (Note: although the band has some heavier material, this is much more experimental and spacey than heavy).
The Red Chord's "Send The Death Storm" is from their new album "Prey For Eyes" out on 07/24/07. Evergreen Terrace's "Chaney Can't Quite Riff Like Helmet's Page Hamilton" is from their new album "Wolfbiker" out on 07/24/07. Three's "All That Remains" is from their new album "The End Is Begun" out on 07/24/07.
UK black metallers AKERCOCKE will be IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON’s special guests on his BBC 6 Music Rock Show radio program on Saturday, July 7th. You can listen to Bruce’s weekly BBC 6 Music rock show live via the internet between 9 PM and Midnight (UK Time) (between 3 PM and 6 PM - EST) here.
Swedish singer Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, CANDLEMASS) has issued the following update:
"Recorded some backing vocals on two songs today with producer Jacob Hellner for the APOCALYPTICA album, sounded good. First time I worked with Jacob, nice guy.More...
Shadows Fall has added a couple tour dates supporing GWAR on the off dates of Sounds of the Underground 2007 tour. The concert dates are as follows:
7/3 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom w/ GWAR
7/9 Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen w/ GWAR, Chimaira
8/12 Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's w/ GWAR
8/13 Rochestor, NY- Water Street Music Hall w/ GWAR, The Acacia Strain
Parkway Drive have completed the recording process for their forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2005’s Killing With A Smile. Teaming up again with their producer-in-crime, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, the band spent the past month recording at Zing Studios in Boston. Parkway Drive return to Europe and the UK throughout June, followed by a month of dates on the US Vans Warped Tour throughout July / August.
Mindsnare have been added to the upcoming Unearth Australian Tour. Having toured Australia with Killswitch Engage and Lamb Of God in 2006, Unearth return this July for their first headline tour, also joining the bill is Detroit’s Walls of Jericho. Mindsnare will also be playing at Come Together in Sydney on June 9 as well as at Hardcore 2007 on July 13 and 14.
In related news, Resist Records is now taking pre orders for the limited edition coloured copies of Mindsnare's "Disturb The Hive" LP. The LP version also contains an exclusive bonus track of Nuclear Assault's “Hang The Pope”. You can check out tracks from the album on Mindsnare’s MySpace page. “Disturb the Hive” CD/LP will be in stores June 30 (presumably an Australian release date; worldwide dates unknown at this time).
Carpathian have been added to this years Rockstar Taste of Chaos Australian shows, joining the likes of The Used, Rise Against, Escape The Fate, Aiden, The Bled and Gallows. Carpathian are also playing this weekend at Come Together in Sydney and again at Hardcore 2007 in Sydney on July 14.
There is another new live performance video of London Ontario’s KITTIE playing their track “What I Always Wanted” available for viewing on the Underground Video Television Website. The footage was taken at Northern Lights in Clifton Park NY (just outside of Albany) earlier this year during the band’s tour with 36 CRAZYFISTS, WALLS OF JERICHO, IN THIS MOMENT & DEAD TO FALL & completes the live material that was filmed by UVTV with KITTIE at this show.
A video clip of MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar performing the MAYHEM classic "Deathcrush" with Israeli extreme metal pioneers SALEM on December 27th, 2005 at the Theatre Club in Tel Aviv, has been posted on SALEM's YouTube channel. A number of high-quality photos from the gig, which featured a mini-set of MAYHEM classics performed by Attila and SALEM, is available at Metalist.co.il.
SALEM's new album "Necessary Evil" is being released today in Europe and tomorrow in North America. As previously announced, the first pressing of the album comes with a limited-edition slipcase with different artwork and backlay. Once this edition is sold out, it will not be reprinted and only the regular jewel-case version will be available.
Last but not least, don't forget both MAYHEM and SALEM are to perform at this year's edition of the Hellfest, set to take place on June 22nd-24th in Clisson, France. More...
On June 6, 2007, Canadian rock/metal band Inner Surge and director Shaun Friesen of Free Zen Design will be launching the band's new music video for "Wolves". Inner Surge and Shaun Friesen first teamed up in late 2005, when Free Zen Design did the original artwork and layout for Inner Surge's "Signals Screaming" CD, which received top reviews after it's April 2006 release through Cyclone Records.
The "Wolves" music video is a radical departure from Inner Surge’s previous video "Retribution Song", produced by "Cabras" film director Fredy Polania. Always one to break the mold, Shaun Friesen’s directorial debut focuses on multimedia collage and conceptual animation based on the songs subject matter – the events leading to and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide - while the band takes a backseat. Inner Surge was inspired by acknowledged heroes such as Paul Rusesabagina and Romeo Dallaire, as well as the stories of the many ordinary Rwandans who helped others through this event.
The video for "Wolves" will be available for viewing and download at www.FreeZen.ca/Wolves. It is currently posted at MuchMusic's AXS website at www.muchmusic.com/axs/. Inner Surge is currently working on their next full length CD tentatively titled "An Offering."