Metal News for June 5, 2010
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34 news articles posted on this day.
De Profundis has issued the following announcement about releasing the album "A Bleak Reflection" in India and working on new material:
"I am pleased to confirm the release date of our new second album 'A Bleak Reflection' in India as 21st June 2010 via Sony BMG. Sony did a great job with our first album, so we look forward to having our new record available to our Indian fans. Hopefully we'll be back with a tour soon...
"As you will have gathered, the band is now safely back from the European tour with Ragnarok and Noctem - cheers guys! - and we have started working on material for the new album, whilst keeping up our live schedule. Upcoming shows include Paris next week (10th June at The Star) and headlining set at the Terrorizer magazine Grindhouse event in Birmingham on 26th June (@ Scruffy Murphy's). More news soon - see you on the road."
Futures End has posted footage online from the band's performance at the ProgPower USA X festival, which will be included on an upcoming DVD release. The video clip can be viewed below.
Finland's Maveth has checked in with the following update about finishing the recording for a new demo:
"Recently we finished recordings of our demo called 'Impious Servant.' It was recorded at Dominion Studios with assistance by Kalle Laanto. Track list for 'Impious Servant:'
1. Tempering Titanic Steel
2. Forge of Gadrial
3. Black Lord Titans
4. Immortal Cessation (Incantation cover)
"here you can see the cover artwork made by Daniel Desecrator. Like our EP the demo also features guest back up vocals by Antti Boman (Demilich, Winterwolf). We will let you know when the demo is available."
The track "Black Lord Titans" is also currently streaming via the band's MySpace page.
Metalunderground.com is run by a variety of individuals who are passionate about both metal and music in general. Many of our staff members have side projects going on, and those of you who keep in touch via social networks, email, and the like, may have already heard about them. I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight for our readers some of our current staff activities and their involvement in the metal community.
Doug (aka deathbringer) is busy working on the much demanded browse-able archive of columns and op/eds, revamping the photo gallery, and more. He just recently launched a bands by country list on the main bands page, if you haven't seen it yet. He's also excited that EyeHateGod and Nachtmystium are coming through his little town and plans to cover the show for our readers. More...
Vancouver folk metallers Trollband have announced thier participation in the upcoming Pagan Masquerade festival taking place on June 19th, 2010 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. More...
Whitechapel is streaming their entire new record "A New Era of Corruption" on their MySpace page. Whitechapel’s June 8th release is also available over at ANewEraOfCorruption.com.
Here is the complete tracklisting:
2. Breeding Violence
3. The Darkest Day of Man
4. Reprogrammed to Hate
5. End of Flesh
7. A Future Corrupt
8. Prayer of Mockery
9. Murder Sermon
11. Single File to Dehumanization
Canadian metalcore giants Alexisonfire have just announced a batch of Australian concerts taking place this October.
The dates and venues are as follows:
October 7 – Brisbane, QLD @ The Tivoli
October 8 – Sydney, NSW @ Unsw Roundhouse
October 10 – Melbourne, VIC @ Palace Theatre
October 11 – Adelaide, SA @ Hq
October 13 – Perth, WA @ Metro Freo
Vocalist Alfred Romero of Spanish power metal act Dark Moor has issued the following update about the band writing a new album:
"Hi dudes! It is a pleasure to inform you good news. We are currently working on the songwriting of what will be our eighth studio album, which we get to burn in the summer. In August we will depart for Italy to carry it out with the help of our long time friend and producer Luigi Stefanini from New Sin Studios, and we hope the new work sees the light at the end of this year.
"Just tell you that there will be some surprises that we are sure you will like. We are very excited about how things are going out and we believe that is a very important step on our career. Stay tunned, soon we will forward some other things. A big hug from the whole band for everyone!"
Austrian death metallers Bloodfeast are currently streaming a new track online. The newly uploaded song "March Into The Twilight" can be heard through the band's MySpace page. Bloodfeast also recently issued the following statement about parting ways with their drummer: "Again bad news in the bloody history! Our drummer 'Da-Vite' announced his exit from Bloodfeast. He made this decision because he lost his pleasure to make such kind of music. Da-Vite will support the upcoming Bloodfeast shows as a session drummer. Currently the band is looking for a new drummer!"
You can catch Bloodfeast live on the following dates:
6/19 2010 Kwadrat Klagenfurt, Kärnten
9/25 2010 Casino Rockbar St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg
10/30 2010 Laßnitzhaus Deutschlandsberg, Steiermark
Australia's Astral Winter has issued the following update about recording a new album:
"So I thought it was about time to let people know whats going on with the album. The album is progressing pretty well, alot more progress since my last update. Some songs have been fully recorded and mixed (minus vocals) and are sounding great. Still a couple solo leads that need to be filled in, but virtually complete. There only remains 2 full songs to be recorded which i can probably record a majority off in the next couple weeks. I'm having a slight problem with the Choir's and some acoustic bits, but hopefully I can over come that soon.
"At this moment I'm going to aim for a September release, I would like to say it'd be sooner but I'm being realistic. It'll probably be pushed back even further then that, I can't really say for sure at the moment. I'm taking alot of time to make this album sound as good as I can, so I don't want to rush it. I'll also probably be uploading a track from the new album soon just to give everyone a preview of how the album will sound and the quality. I'm thinking I'll upload 'Longing For Winters End.' More...
Swedish black metallers Rev 16:8 are currently in the studio recording new material. The band has announced that all drum tracks are now recorded and the band will begin laying down the guitars tomorrow. In the mean time you can hear all of the tracks from the band's debut album "Grand Tidal Rave" via the official Rev 16:8 MySpace page.
Texas death metal act Insidious Decrepancy has announced the following string of upcoming tour dates:
6/5 2010 Parking Club DEATHBIRTH PARTY 7 Bogota, CO
6/6 2010 Excaliber bar DEATHBIRTH PARTY 7 Pereira, CO
7/3 2010 The Radio Room San Diego, California
7/4 2010 The Blvd Cafe & Bar Boyle Heights, California
7/5 2010 DJ's Ventura, CA
7/6 2010 The Java Lounge Sacramento, ca
7/7 2010 TBA Medford, Oregon, US
7/8 2010 The Red Room Portland, Oregon
7/16 2010 Obscene Extreme 2010 Svojsice, CZ
7/24 2010 The Canopy Club Urbana, IL
Insidious Decrepancy songs are also available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.
Canada's Eclipse Eternal has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new guitar player:
"Hail, it has been a while since I gave an update on what we’re up to so here goes. Some of you who witnessed our aural assault at Immortal may have noticed that there was a stranger on stage with us. He shall be a stranger no more. We are proud to announce that Count Vain of the band Vampire Vain has joined our ranks as rhythm guitarist. We look forward to finally being able to bring you Eclipse songs as they were meant to be heard.
"On a different note, recording is coming along quite well. We currently have all the drums recorded and are currently putting down guitar tracks. 5 done another 4 to go. Believe me when I say this album is going to really differentiate us from the pack. There is a depth to this album that I think will draw in listeners and keep them thinking long after they’ve stopped listening. For those who would like to hear some of our new material, to witness our storm I invite you to the following live rituals: June 18th – Barrie, Ontario at 'The Foxx Lounge' – 46 Dunlop Street West - with Breach & Entry and Like Animals – 19+ - Drs 9:30pm – 5$, June 19th – Oshawa, Ontario at 'The Atria' – 59 King Street East – with Will of the Ancients, Thantifaxath – 19+ - Drs 9 - $5 More...
Footage has been posted online of Lacuna Coil performing the songs "Enjoy The Silence" and Wide Awake live in Denver, CO on June 1st, 2010. The video clips can be viewed below.
New Zealand based black metal act Winter Deluge has checked in with the following update about gearing up to record a full-length album:
"Winter Deluge will start recording the debut full length album very soon. The album will be entirely produced by Winter Deluge to the best of ability, this has been long awaited. Time to set the standard, and let loose the devouring wolves..."
In the mean time you can check out Winter Deluge material through the band's MySpace page.
Alice In Chains will perform at Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain on July 6th, 2010. The upcoming Alice In Chains tour dates are as follows:
6/5 2010 Nurburgring Rock Am Ring Alternastage Nurburg, DE
6/6 2010 Rock Im Park Alternastage Nurnburg, DE
6/9 2010 Colonia Sonora Turin, IT
6/10 2010 Atlantico Rome, IT
6/11 2010 Gran Teatro Padova, IT
6/13 2010 Novarock Festival Nickelsdorf, AT
6/15 2010 Koengen Bergen, NO
6/16 2010 Sentrum Scene Oslo, NO
6/18 2010 Degenaupark Sonisphere Festival Wil, CH
6/19 2010 Hardcany Sonisphere Festival Mimon, CZ
6/21 2010 T-Mobile Inmusic Festival Zagreb, CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska)
6/23 2010 Levski Stadium Sonisphere Festival Sofia, BG
6/25 2010 Inonu Stadium Sonisphere Festival Istanbul, TR
6/27 2010 Romexpo Sonisphere Festival Bucharest, RO
7/1 2010 PEACE AND LOVE FESTIVAL BORLANGE, SE
7/2 2010 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DK
7/4 2010 Werchter Rock Festival Werchter, BE
7/6 2010 Razzmatazz Barcelona, SPAIN
7/8 2010 Optimus Alive Festival Lisbon, PT
7/9 2010 BBK Live Bilbao, ES
7/10 2010 Getafe Open Air Sonisphere Madrid, ES
7/18 2010 Chippewa Valley Music Festival Cadott, Wisconsin , US
9/16 2010 Charter One Pavillion Chicago, Illinois
9/17 2010 DTE Energy Center Detroit, MI
9/18 2010 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON, CANADA
9/20 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
9/22 2010 Agannis Arena Boston, MA
9/24 2010 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
9/25 2010 Susquehanna Theatre Camden, NJ
9/26 2010 Patriot Center Fairfax, VA
9/28 2010 Lakewood Amphitheater Atlanta, Georgia
10/1 2010 Scottrade Arena St. Louis, MO
10/4 2010 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver, CO
10/7 2010 GM Place Vancouver, BC, CANADA
10/8 2010 Key Arena Seattle, WA
10/9 2010 Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR
10/15 2010 Viejas Arena San Diego, CA
10/16 2010 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Thyateira has posted recording video online from the band's time in the Mercenary Digital Studios, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following update about the clip:
"Hello friends! Take a look at our latest update from the studio, we had a great time recording and are so excited to release the new material. All the tracks are currently going through mixing and mastering, So in the mean time please let this video quench your thirst. Let us know how you feel about the new material."
New York's Dysrhythmia is set to embark on the band's first European tour on June 8th. Dysrhythmia has now checked in with the following statement about the tour dates:
"Hi all, next week we fly over to Europe for our first tour there ever! See all the dates below. There have been quite a few venue/date switches in the past week, so make sure the show you wanna see is still happening. We can't wait to see you all over there! spread the word. If this tour goes well, we'd love to come back sooner than later."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
6/8 2010 K4 Nuernberg, Germany
6/9 2010 JKH Cairo Wuerzburg, Germany
6/10 2010 DB´s Utrecht, Netherlands
6/11 2010 Cafe Mukkes Leeuwarden, Netherlands
6/12 2010 Taverne Du Theatre La Louvière, Belgium
6/13 2010 Hectors House Brighton, United Kingdom
6/14 2010 Criterion Leicester, United Kingdom
6/15 2010 Trillians Newcastle, United Kingdom
6/16 2010 Bannermans Bar Edinburgh, Scotland
6/17 2010 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
6/18 2010 Sussex Arms Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
6/19 2010 The Luminaire London, United Kingdom
6/20 2010 Kingstown Cafe Le Havre, France
6/21 2010 Le Confort Moderne Poitiers, France
6/22 2010 Dynamo Werk 21 Zurich, Switzerland
6/23 2010 Grrrrnd Zero Lyon, France
6/24 2010 Sabotage Bar Vicenza, Italy
6/25 2010 Sunny Red Muenchen, Germany
6/26 2010 Klub Gromka Ljubljana, Slovenia
6/28 2010 Barak Slavonice, Czech Republic
6/29 2010 Zoro Leipzig, Germany
6/30 2010 Az Conni Dresden, Germany
7/1 2010 Pod Lampou Plzen. Czech Republic
7/2 2010 Wagon Club Wroclaw, Poland
7/3 2010 Schokoladen Berlin, Germany
Death metallers Immolation will perform their first small NYC club show in 7 years on July 28th at the Studio at Webster Hall. The band is celebrating their 25th anniversary with their recently released 8th album "Majesty and Decay," along with special guests Arsis. Immolation also recently announced their U.S. headlining tour this Fall. Joining them will be Vader, Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, and Pathology.
“We are very excited to announce this upcoming tour here in the States,” commented the band. “It will be our first official tour for the Majesty and Decay album and we are really looking forward to playing our full live set debuting material off the new record as well as a lot of our older material off our previous 7 albums. Joining us on the tour will be our good friends of 22 years, Vader! Vader is a tremendous band that we have a lot of respect for not only for their longevity and immense contribution to the extreme music scene, but simply put, they are a great band and we are also huge fans! Also joining us will be Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, and Pathology, so we hope it will be something that will appeal to all fans of extreme metal. We look forward to seeing you all in Sept/Oct."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Italian thrash act InAllSenses has inked a deal with My Kingdom Music for the release of the "Hysterical Psychosis" album, which is currently set to drop sometime in October 2010. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Last breath
2. Red Line
3. They Suck Your Soul
4. Tommy's Grave
5. Come Back To Hell
6. Psycho Killer
7. In The Gash
8. This World
9. Evil Time
10. War and Death
You can also check out sample InAllSenses tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Misery Index will be performing a free show in New York on Monday, June 7th at 7:30PM in Generation Records. You can also currently stream the band's entire new album "Heirs To Thievery" at this location. The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows:
6/5 2010 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
6/6 2010 Crazy Donkey Long Island, NY, US
6/7 2010 Generation Records downstairs Thompson Street, New York, Manhattan, NY
7/16 2010 Obscene Extreme Festival 2010 Trutnov, Czech Republic, CZ
7/23 2010 The Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois
Italian horror metal act Blood Thirsty Demons will release the new album "Misanthropy" via My Kingdom Music on October 8th, 2010. Several tracks from the album are currently available for streaming via the Blood Thirsty Demons MySpace page. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. In Lucifer's Hand
3. Black Witches
4. Dead Rising
5. They Say
7. Wicked Dream
8. Suffering of the Vampire
9. Death is Calling
10. Cthulhu (C.M.Remix)
11. Come To The Sabbat (Black Widow cover)
Norwegian black metal act Gravdal is set to perform at the 2010 edition of the Hole in the Sky festival on August 28th in Bergen. Other confirmed acts for the festival, which takes place from the 24th - 28th, include Ihsahn, Suffocation, Rotting Christ, VON, Evile, The Devil's Blood, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Gravdal has also posted a new widget online containing sample tracks and press clippings about the band, which can be viewed below. More...
Spanish death/folk metal act Northland has announced the following upcoming European tour dates:
6/11 2010 Black Troll Summer Festival Bornstedt, GERMANY, Alemania, GERMANY
6/12 2010 BlackLand Berlin, GERMANY, GERMANY
8/6 2010 Ost Mountain Fest Busteni, RO
8/7 2010 Ost Mountain Fest Busteni, RO
8/8 2010 Ost Mountain Fest Busteni, RO
9/17 2010 Ebronen Clan Fest With Fejd+Nachtgeschrei Schkopau/OT Hohenweiden, DE
9/18 2010 Ebronen Clan Fest With Fejd+Nachtgeschrei Schkopau/OT Hohenweiden, DE
9/19 2010 Ebronen Clan Fest With Fejd+Nachtgeschrei Schkopau/OT Hohenweiden, DE
You can also check out sample Northland tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Chicago’s These Are They is set to release the band's sophomore full-length, "Disposing of Betrayers," on September 14, 2010 through Unruly Sounds/The End Records. The album was recorded at Belle City Sound in Milwaukee, WI with producer Chris Wisco (Michael Angelo Batio, Dirge Within, Jungle Rot) and mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (Hail of Bullets, Edge of Sanity, Nightingale) at Unisound in Örebro, Sweden.
The five-piece band began writing "Disposing of Betrayers" soon after the 2009 release of the debut album "Who Linger." The band pays tribute to Devastation on the album with a cover of the track "Cranial Hemorrhage.” These Are They also invited original guitarist Erv Brautigam and vocalist Duane Rasmussen to join in on the recording. Erv created a solo for the song (which was not part of the original track) and Duane lent his vocal talent.
"The process of writing this CD was quite unique,” said vocalist Paul Kuhr. “We knew exactly where we needed to go musically. The lyrical subject matter had to be approached more carefully. Taking a topic like Chicago crime history, and still making it a death metal record, posed more of a challenge for Steve and me, who wrote all the lyrics. I think the crushing production, aggressive riffing and drumming, and the interesting topic all came together to create what I feel is an amazing recording. I'm quite proud of this one." More...
Washington D.C. based thrash act Vengeance has checked in with the following update about writing new material:
"We haven't posted a blog in a while so I felt like I'd do one now. We are still writing songs and hopefully we will have enough soon to record a full-length album. We've got about 5 new songs and a cover song done. We have some more in the works that we need to hammer out. Hopefully we'll have around 12 songs when we're ready to record.
"Right now we need to start playing some shows. We could use your help booking. We're looking to play around the D.C., MD VA area as well as maybe up and down the east coast. Let us know if you want to hook up some shows. Lastly we have our new album on itunes now. We have the artwork done and are actually planning on pressing physical copies of it. Hopefully we'll have those printed and pressed within the next 2 months. Anyway, that's it for now."
You can also check out Absolute Vengeance tracks at this location.
Oregon based extreme metallers Arkhum are currently streaming a new song online. The new track "Obviated Geocentrism" can be heard via the official Arkhum MySpace page. Arkhum has also posted the lyrics online for the song through the band's MySpace blog.
Portuguese technical death metallers Canchroid are currently celebrating the release of their debut EP, "The First Slaughtering," which has so far gained a small internet following. Band leader Dead Meat Grinder has thankfully had the time to chat with Metal Underground about the release of their debut album and where you can catch him online. More...
In a recent interview with the Pulse Of Radio, heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne revealed that the lawsuit between himself and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been settled and that the two are now on good terms. When asked about a possible reunion of the four original members, he responded:
"Well, I never say never. I mean, I've got a few ideas, but we'll see what happens, you know. We did try and do another album, but we've all changed so much and it's - if you don't do an album that blows the doors off the last one that we did together, then it's gonna be looked upon as a joke, you know."
Washington, DC based metal band Division has announced their new bassist, Tim Regan. The band commented:
"Tim’s a long time fan of the band, and as a guitarist with Burning Shadows, we’ve already shared several stages, including our home base at Jaxx. He had all the assets we were looking for in a bassist – talent, drive, experience, and a sarcastic sense of humor. He’s also yet another engineer, which will prove useful when a.) things break and b.) he has to pick up our bar tabs for the next year, Metallica-style.
"You’ll get to see Tim for the first time on July 16th at O’Shaughnessy’s in Alexandria – or just go to any power metal show at Jaxx. He’ll be drinking a Guinness and throwing the horns…"
2 Sides 2 Die has posted a live performance video of "Fatal Flaw" from May 28, 2010. Check it out below.
As previously reported, the band plans to enter the studio on June 6th to begin recording their new album.
Checking in from the road somewhere in the great white north, Special Ops' Akbar Johnson has posted a few new tour diaries on the band's Myspace blog. The band is currently on tour in promotion of their latest release, "Through The Heart of The Infidel," on Thorny Bleeder / Universal. Even with the recent news of long time friend and bassist Waldo Thornhill's battle with cancer continuing, the Montreal hard rockers have decided to trek on with the Canadian leg of their tour having good friend McMullet step in on bass.
Here are the latest Special Ops tour dates:
June 5, 2010 Vancouver, BC The Shark Club - Thorny Bleeder Showcase w/ Quartered & Black Hat Villain
June 8, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 9, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 10, 2010 Fraser Valley, BC TBA
June 11, 2010 Kamloops, BC Pogue Mahones
June 12, 2010 Nelson, BC Finley's Irish Pub
June 15, 2010 Calgary, AB Dicken's Pub
June 16, 2010 Grande Prairie, AB Better Than Fred's
June 17, 2010 Edmonton, AB The Hydeway (All Ages)
June 18, 2010 Edmonton, AB TBA
June 19, 2010 Lethrbridge, AB TBA
June 22, 2010 Moose Jaw, AB TBA
June 23, 2010 Saskatoon, SK TBA
June 24, 2010 Brandon, MB Parthenon Pizza
June 25, 2010 Winnipeg, MB TBA
June 26, 2010 Fargo, ND Nestor's Tavern
June 30, 2010 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
July 1, 2010 Thunder Bay, ON TBA
July 2, 2010 Sault Ste Marie, ON TBA
July 3, 2010 Subdbury, ON TBA
July 7, 2010 Oshawa, ON TBA
July 8, 2010 Rochester, NY Jukebox Music Hall
July 9, 2010 St. Catharines, ON TBA
July 10, 2010 Toronto, ON TBA
Korn has released their latest music video for "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" online. The music video was Directed by Phil Mucci and the song is the first off the band's upcoming new album, "Korn III: Remember Who You Are," which will be released on July 13th through Roadrunner Records. Check out the video below.
Activision has announced some of the details for their next installment in the popular Guitar Hero video game franchise, including several bands. The new game will be called Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock and will be much more story based than the previous games. Players will begin their careers at the legendary CBGBs venue and continue to the molten lava fields of rock treachery as eight Guitar Hero characters transform into rock warriors that must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down "The Beast" and save rock n’ roll.
"Guitar Hero has set the standard for music based gaming and with Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock’s all-new Quest Mode, robust and authentic set list, over-the-top challenges and rock-inspired new hardware, we are once again bringing the soul and energy of rock n’ roll to fans around the world,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero.
"The world is a boring place. Come with me, and enter a world populated of Demi-Gods and Beasts. Transform from an everyday person and become the savior of rock and roll,” said Gene Simmons of KISS. “It was an honor and privilege to narrate Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, even more so, to voice the Demi God. From the God of Thunder to the Demi-God, how cool is that..." More...