Metal News for June 5, 2009
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38 news articles posted on this day.
Earache band Municipal Waste are set to premiere three brand new songs from their upcoming album "Massive Aggressive" in the early hours of June 9th on Mike Davies' "The Lock Up" on BBC Radio 1. The songs that are to be included on the show are "Wrong Answer" "Wolves Of Chernobyl" and "Acid Sentence". There will also be an interview with vocalist Tony Foresta.
The show is scheduled for 2AM, June 9. For those in the USA too lazy to Google time change, that means we get to hear them at 8PM, June 8.
California's Inacage has issued the following statement about performing for cancer patients:
"My bro and INaCAGE guitarist Darren Reinholz will be performing for cancer patients @ Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley with his blues band this afternoon. For those of you who are not aware, Darren mixes chemo's for a living for the hospital. The main reason as to how he became involved with this very special project.
"Not sure what song it will be, but Darren will be singing and playing a Stevie Ray Vaughn song! Something I personally am really looking forward to hearing!
"Come out and show support if you have some time! They will be performing from 4-5.
"Thanks, have a great weekend and take care!"
Drummer Dani Löble of Helloween hosted a drum clinic in Germany on May 31st. Videos of the clinic can be viewed below. More...
Mexican death metal band Infinitum Obscure have issued the following statement about their upcoming album:
"We've been working these past few months with the tentative album title called 'Infra Ater Caela' and we were waiting for the accurate translation of the our concept on the album into the dead tongue - Latin.
"We are now free to reveal the definite title for INFINITUM OBSCURE's new album: 'SUB ATRIS CAELIS'
"We'd like to thank Alvaro Amduscias of Peruvian demon horde MORTEM for assisting us with his PhD in the Latin tongue to have the most accurate translations.
"This weekend we are scheduled to finish the recording sessions for 'Sub Atris Caelis' and will proceed with mixing the album, by Bill Metoyer, followed by mastering in Sweden at Necromorbus Studio by Tore Stjerna."
U.K. based black metallers Blutvial have issued the following statement about streaming a new song on their MySpace page.
"The first sample of the debut Blutvial album 'I Speak Of The Devil'.
"Each week we will be unleashing a new track of barbarity from the album until the release date of July 17th so be sure to return....
"'Seethe my darkness Rend grim carcass Deem soul lifeless'"
Deathwish Band Narrows recently released a video for their song "Gypsy Kids," which on their newly released album "New Distances." This harrowing and visually striking video was conceived and directed London born / Spain based filmmaker Craig Murray. See it after the jump. More...
Culted (featuring Michael Klassen, Matthew Friesen, Kevin Stevenson and Daniel Jansson) have posted two preview tracks, “Social Control” and “Gunburn," from their debut album "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep." The songs can be heard on the band's MySpace page. "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep" will see a July 21st North American release date, July 27th internationally.
Buffalo, NY metal band, Dragonwind, has issued the following update regarding their search for a new bassist:
"Dragonwind needs a new bass player that has the following qualifications:
2. Can show up on time weekly, ready to work on new material
3. Can contribute to the cost of annual recording sessions
4. Has a laid back attitude
5. Is not concerned about playing live often, or making it in the music industry
6. Enjoys the style of bands such as Rapture, Insomnium, Iron Maiden, rock & power metal bands
7. Can deal with a high volume of lead guitar soloing
8. Has decent equipment
9. Can learn songs easily or fairly easily by ear
10. Knows their place within the band" More...
NY power metal band, Gothic Knights, has issued the following short studio update:
"Latest update...Rhythms guitars are almost complete. We are now tracking vocals, bass, and keyboards. FULL STEAM AHEAD!"
NJ black metal band, Mortum, has issued the following update regarding their upcoming album and their performance at Dingbatz:
"So we just played a very succesful gig in Clifton last Sunday and here is a video of one of our songs "Awakening of the Primordial Spirit'"
"In other news, this weekend we will be recording demo versions of 2 or 3 brand new tracks. They should be up late this weekend, or sometime during the week. Nonetheless, check back for updates!" More...
Seven years after parting ways with PROTOTYPE in 2002, Pat Magrath (ex-Killing Kulture, ex-Steel Prophet) returns to the drum throne for the Los Angeles based progressive thrash band. Guitarist Kragen Lum commented, “We are stoked to have Pat playing with us again! His performance on our ‘Trinity’ album was repeatedly praised by both fans and reviewers, and it’s been great working with him again. We’d also like to thank Nic Ritter for his drum work on our 2008 pre-production demo. His tour schedule is packed with Warbringer through the end of the year and we wish him all the best with the new album and tours.” More...
Greek metal band Braveride has finished recording the guitars for their second album. Some vocal parts are left before the band can wrap up its recording session. After that, mixing and mastering will begin with expected release in July.
In the meantime, check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.
UK progressive black metal band, Code, has issued the following update regarding the details of their upcoming European tour:
"In September and October this year we will be traveling across Europe spreading our otherworldly musings. Joining us will be Icelandic cowboys Solstafir and German occultists Secrets of the Moon. We will be operating a rotating headline policy so get there early to be sure to see us all. We will also be joined by Borknagar for the shows on the 24th, 25th and 26th [of] September." More...
Boston thrashers, Ravage, have issued the following update regarding the details of their upcoming North American tour:
"So the tour schedule seems to be coming together slowly but... maybe surely. We've got a lot of good potential shows put together including a possible gig with the legendary Vicious Rumors, and confirmed shows with ROSS THE BOSS (Guitarist of Manowar and The Dictators) and STRATOVARIUS. We seem to be having an easier time putting together shows on the west coast for some reason - so if you have some contacts in the East and south, particularly florida and the carolina's - and Canada - let me know. I've had a devil of a time getting any Canadian gigs so far." More...
Los Angeles based neo-classical death metal band, EXMORTUS, has been added as direct support to two upcoming Arizona shows with WARBRINGER this weekend, June 6th and 7th. Details are as follows:
Saturday June 6th Mesa, AZ @ UB’s Bar 1911 West Broadway Mesa, AZ 85202
Sunday June 7th Tucson, AZ @ The Rock 136 North Park Ave Tucson, AZ 85719 More...
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of New York's BLACK ANVIL.
BLACK ANVIL formed in 2007 and are currently writing for their second-full length album. Relapse will first issue the band's debut LP, "Time Insults The Mind," this fall as they continue writing. Audio samples taken from "Time Insults The Mind" can be heard now via the band's MySpace page. More...
Swedish power metal band, Nocturnal Rites, has issued the following update regarding the progress of the writing of their new album:
"Song writing is proceeding as planned and going very well indeed. We are quite sure some of the new stuff will turn some heads... Up and down, in a good way! A quick explanation would be, a little back to the darker 'Afterlife' days mixed with some trademark NR catchy melodies - those that can never go wrong!" More...
MetalSucks reports that tomorrow’s BLACKENEDFEST show, featuring Mayhem, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage and Withered, in Boise, Idaho has been canceled. No reason was given for the cancellation.
Frontman of the hardcore band North Side Kings and best known for knocking out Glenn Danzig, Danny Marianino's house burned down last night and his family lost all that they had.
Their record label, I Scream Records, is helping to raise money for Danny and his family so they can get their lives back on track. You show your support and donate here.
Swedish metallers Decadence has issued the following road report:
"We are back from the Sweden Rock Festival 2009! This year we had a bigger adventure as a whole, both during the actual travel and also from the whole show itself. We travelled to Solvesborg on the 3rd of June and later that same day, at midnight, we were up on stage. It was a long travel and really awful weather, dull, rainy and cold. Although, we had lots of fun on the road as well!
"We were a bit worried about how we would manage to play in that cold in our thin clothes. We came to Solvesborg around 4 p.m., unloaded our stuff in the backstage area by the Alarm Stage and wandered off into the depths of the Sweden Rock Festival grounds.
Wandering the Sweden Rock Festival grounds More...
Finnish metallers Leverage have issued the following recording update:
"We spent two fun days recording the majority of the rhythm guitar tracks + a few extra lines. We've got some kick-ass stuff on the way, and we really had a blast bashing away with the new riffs. We both played at the same time, like we've done before, and our friend Jari 'The tyrant engineer' was also there again hitting Rec and then either passing or failing us both at the end of a take. This time we both played our ESP 7-strings for most of the time, Torsti had his precious Bogner and I had the trusty Engl Invader for the amps, they sure know how to capture a big guitar sound at Studio Audio, the guitars really growl. We'll do a couple more songs next week, they need their drums recorded first. 'Til then. "
A video of the band recording rhythm guitars can also be viewed below. More...
Solid State Records announced that you can purchase the new Chariot album for $5 over at Amazon Mp3. Some fanboys say they'd pay even $30 for this album if they had to, so maybe this is a good deal.
Darkest Hour has posted a new song online entitled, "Devolution Of The Flesh." You can check it out by heading to the bands official Myspace. The song will appear on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "The Eternal Return."
Guitarist Mike Schleibaum states: “We’re really stoked to release another track from The Eternal Return, ‘Devolution Of The Flesh.’ We plan on playing this new song and ‘No God,’ as well as everyone's favorite DH songs on the Summer Slaughter Tour. We’re really excited to tour the US, as it’s been almost an entire year since our last tour around the country. This whole tour is a celebration of our new record for us, so if you see us BBQing out back, feel free to stop by for the party!”
Dutch rock band outfit has announced that they have had to cancel their tour of Germany. A message from the band reads as follows: "Due to production related reasons we have decided to postpone our German shows till after the summer. This way we will be able to give the audience an Autumn show it deserves.
"Obviously this is unfortunate, since we all invested time and means in preparing for this tour. We apologize to our fans, who were probably looking forward to this as much a we have. We also regret the fact that GWYLLION will not be able to join us on the new dates in September.
"These new dates will be announced very soon.
"The June 5th show with SSTREAM OF PASSION in 013 / Tilburg will continue as planned."
Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno has cancelled his scheduled concert in Montreal, Quebec which was planned to take place on June 28th. No details have been given thus far. Stay tuned for more Paul Di'Anno tour details.
As previously reported, Arch Enemy will be one of the bands performing at the Loud Park Festival in Tokyo, Japan this October. Speaking on the festival, guitarist Michael Ammot stated: "We're honored that Arch Enemy can once again be a part of Japan's premier heavy metal event! The shows we've done at Loud Park in past years have been very special. I truly wish every metal fan could experience this festival - it really is something else! This year will have an awesome vibe as usual I'm sure!"
"By October we'll have a new studio recording released worldwide, and the set we do at Loud Park '09 in Japan will reflect that of course! The title and full details of this album we've been making in somewhat secretive, or at least in a low key manner will be made official very soon...
"We are in the process of finalizing more shows in this part of the world (Australia has already been announced earlier this week). We'll be playing a few locations in the Far East that are new for Arch Enemy - we'll be confirming and announcing live shows over the next days/weeks."
Crossover thrash favourites Municipal Waste has revealed the album cover for their forthcoming new studio record, "Massive Aggressive." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released on August 25th.
Vocalist Tony Foresta states:"We wanted to work with Andrei Bouzikov again because he is like a brother to us. He is one of the few people that can tolerate me and Ryan’s insane pickiness and attention to detail. Not only that but he is multi talented and can do many different styles of art and understands exactly where we are coming from." More...
Grindcore legends Terrorizer has posted three new demo tracks online. You can check out the songs "Hordes Of Zombies," "Legacy Of Brutality" and "Crematorium" at their official Myspace. These are the first songs from the band since the passing of founding member and former Napalm Death guitarist Jesse Pintado in 2006.
British heavy metal gods Judas Priest has been confirmed as the headliners for Japan's Loud Park Festival. The event takes place between October 17th and 18th in Tokyo. Other bands on the bill include Slayer, Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Fair Warning, Outrage, Poison The Well and Lazarus A.D. with more to be announced soon.
Ratt and Extreme will be teaming up for a co-headlining tour across North America this summer. Ratt has announced that they will be performing their album, "Out Of The Cellar" in its entirety to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the record. They will be recording a new album shortly, while Extreme recently released their first album of original material in thirteen years.
The tour dates are as follows:
July 10 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma **
July 12 - Amarillo, TX - Midnight Rodeo
July 13 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
July 14 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
July 16 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
July 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
July 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
July 19 - Anaheim, CA - Grove
July 22 - Denver, CO - Ogdon Theater
July 23 - Kansas City - Crossroads
July 24 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
July 25 - Toledo OH - Harley Davidson-LOT **
July 26 - Cheswick, PA - Ches-a-rena
July 28 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater
July 30 - Westbury, NY - Westbury Theater
August 2 - Allentown, PA - Crock Rock Festival
August 5 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx ***
August 6 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
August 7 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
August 8 - Clearfield, PA - ClearfieldCountyFairgrounds **
August 15 - Sky City, NM - Sky City Casino **
August 29 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino **
** - Ratt only
*** - Extreme only
Taiwanese black metal outfit Chthonic has announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, "Mirror Of Retribution" in North America on August 18th and on August 10th in Europe. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Queensryche has announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of their latest studio album, "American Soldier."
The tour dates are as follows:
October 28 - Columbus, Ohio - Newport Music Hall
October 29 - Indianapolis, Indiana - The Vogue
October 30 - Ft. Wayne, Indiana - Pierres
October 31 - St Louis, Missouri - The Pageant
November 1 - Joliet, Illinois - Rialto Square Theatre
November 2 - Fargo, North Dakota - The Venue
November 4 - Missoula, Montana - Wilma Theater
November 5 - Spokane, Washington - Knitting Factory
November 6 - Boise, Idaho - Knitting Factory
November 7 - Stateline, Nevada - Harrahs
November 10 - Houma, Loisiana - City Club
November 11 - Nashville, Tennessee - The Cannery
November 12 - Atlanta, Georgia - Masquerade
November 13 - Jacksonville, Florida - Plush
November 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Revolution
Egyptian themed extreme metal band Nile has posted an update on their current situation, their touring plans and their next album. It reads as follows:
"We've been getting lots of questions about Nile's new album and touring, so, we thought we'd give a little update on what Nile is up to these days...
"Nile has been working their fingers to the bone for quite some time, writing and rehearsing to record their new album. On Monday, June 8th they head to Tampa, FL to track drums at Erik Rutan's Mana Recording Studio. Neil Kernon will be on board as well. More...
"World Painted Blood," the new studio album from American thrash metal legends Slayer, will see a release date of July 7th according to sources. To help promote the new record, the band has announced two concerts in the States that are not part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour.
You can catch these shows on the following dates:
June 22 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
July 27 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavillion
Bjorn Strid of Soilwork has issued the following announcement about launching a solo project:
"The tropical heat has just arrived to Sweden and things are starting to shape up. Two festivals coming up real soon, looking forward to that.
"Songwriting mania has just begun for both SOILWORK and another act I would like to introduce you to. I have just launched my solo project that so far remain nameless. I have somewhat of a clear picture in my head of how the music will sound like. This might come as a shock to some of you but think Welcome to my Nightmare by Alice Cooper, Destroyer with Kiss, early Aerosmith, a dose of Born to Run with Bruce Springsteen, a rocked out Elvis, some Motown, first Boston album and some early Steely Dan etc...
"How about it folks? The sound is gonna be dirty retro classic rock with horns, strings and some spaced out percussion. I always wanted to do a real atmospheric rock album which has a pretentious, yet dirty dirty feel to it.. it's gonna be one hell of a project to make this all happen but I will give it the pace it deserves, just wanted to introduce you to it. More...
Black Sheep Records has issued the following update about streaming a Vulgarizer song on their MySpace page:
"We've just uploaded 'Corporeality' from Vulgarizer's up-and-coming album Anodyne. Check it out and comment on the brutality."
One man black metal band Zebulon Kosted has issued the following announcement about canceling his upcoming Midwest tour dates:
"Thanks to everyone on the Westside, sorry to the Midwest :(
"Tour was an intense and epic adventure, I would like to thank all of the clubs, promoters, and bands that made the 2009 ZEBULON KOSTED WEST COAST TOUR a success!!! Our car waited to break down until we got back to Montana, which was nice because I didn't have any 'no shows' for gigs. A huge repair bill was payed for by both sides of my wifes and my own family, which will need to be paid back promptly(anyone who knows me well understands my loathing for any form of debt).
"Christina and I are also moving to Stevensville, Montana, a very beautiful little town outside of Missoula. With all of these major expenses being heaped on me, I regret to announce that I must cancel my mini Midwest tour. I'm going to have to get a second job to become financially stable again, and the strain put on a 1991 Oldsmobile by doing 2 tours in 2 months would just be too much. I apologize to everyone who has been putting this together for the last 2 months, and to the fans in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago."
U.K. folk metallers Skyclad have issued the following announcement about an after show party for the release of their new album:
"Hi all, just to let you know that we’ve booked ‘The Globe’ (aka ‘the Polish bar) for the ‘Aftershow Party’ for the launch of ‘In The…All Together., this is for after the gig at Newcastle College. This bar is a very convenient ‘watering hole’, as most of the Academy staff will tell you, because it is just two minutes walk from Newcastle College. They also do some good ‘pub grub’, if you want to visit before the gig (but stay off the 7% lager until later). It also has a small stage, so we might be persuaded to do a few ‘unplugged songs’ and a terrace (weather permitting) but most importantly, it’s open until 3am!
"For all you trendy people on ‘Facebook’ check out – Pub The Globe, for all internet geeks there’s www.stolowka.co.uk (in English AND Polish, with maps and everything) and for mere mortals the address etc is: Telephone: 0191 2984000 The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7AD."