Metal News for June 7, 2006
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9 news articles posted on this day.
Black Market Activities continues their recent signing spree with the addition of metal/grind outfit Gaza. According to the label, the Salt Lake City band "play a terrifying breed of dark, brooding and blasting hardcore/grindcore in the vein of Botch, Pig Destroyer or Premonitions of War." Their BMA debut, titled "I Don't Care Where I Go When I Die," will hit streets on October 3rd. In the interim, you can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.
Walls Of Jericho have finished filming a video for the song, "A Trigger Full of Promises," the first single from the group's upcoming Trustkill Records release. Directed by Dale Resteghini, the video was shot in one day "in discarded prison cells located deep in the rural countryside of Pennsylvania." According to drummer Dustin Schoenhofer, "We wanted the video to be full of dark undertones, to match the lyrical theme of the song."
KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono has checked in with the following tour update:
"So we are over a week into this Metal Crusaders tour in the States. The kick-off show in Montreal was phenomenal as always, Toronto was off the hook, New York was a sell-out and Chicago was loud as fuck. Seems like lots people have our new album and know all the new songs very well. KATAKLYSM is definitely growing rapidly in America. Loving the vibe on the tour. DESTRUCTION is a pleasure to watch every night, Italy's GRAVEWORM deliver a power punch performance and VADER kill!! All the bands get along and it's been a party, the soccer world cup will start on the 9th. Germany is playing Poland so there will be some competition on the tour buses between the VADER boys and DESTRUCTION. It's heating up!! I'll be cheering with GRAVEWORM for Italy… so far so good !"
KATAKLYSM plan to head back to Europe in the fall for a headlining tour in support of their critically acclaimed album "In the Arms of Devastation". More details will be made available soon.
DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz has posted the following message on the band's official forum:
"For those of you who can't still read and at the same time believe in rumors, I just want to make things clear [regarding the band's current lineup]:
Shagrath - Vocals
Silenoz - Guitars
Galder - Guitars
Vortex - Bass
Mustis - Keys
Hellhammer - Drums
"[Hellhammer] is a hired hitman and will be playing festivals for us this year and on the upcoming album, and hopefully the world touring that will follow the new album."
DIMMU BORGIR recently became the first band on the Nuclear Blast USA roster to sell more than 100,000 copies of a full-length album with their "Death Cult Armageddon" (2003) release, according to sales figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
DIMMU BORGIR are currently writing material for their next studio, tentatively due in early 2007. The CD, which will feature a guest appearance by MAYHEM's Hellhammer on drums, will be "a full story/concept album," according to a posting on the group's web site.
In February 2006 Transgender rock band All The Pretty Horses had its final show before going on full hiatus. Shortly thereafter they decided to resurrect Tempest's original band Harsh Reality, which ran for over 12 years but had been on hold for the past few years while Tempest worked with ATPH and found herself in a new role.
Read the full article at Tempest's MySpace Blog.
Yesterday Converge began tracking their next album for Epitaph Records. The group, with the guidance of guitarist Kurt Ballou, is engineering and producing the effort themselves. According to the band, "No need to bring anyone else in, not when we have the ability to collectively create the album we artistically envision."
The album will consist of roughly thirteen songs, of which the band states, "These songs are a freight train, to us sounding larger and harder than any of our previous efforts."
Godsmack will finally head out on tour in support of their month-old "IV" in the fall for a 25-date U.S. trek that's set to launch August 25 in Dallas with support by Rob Zombie. The tour's finale is set for October 1 in Concord, California. Tickets for the entire tour go on sale Saturday through Ticketmaster.
"Debuting at #1 was a testament to our fanbase," Drummer Shannon Larkin said. "They ran out and bought the album the first week and made us #1, which, you know, we will give back to them this fall when we come back on tour. We'll give back to crowd for going out and buying our record and making us #1. We're bringing the biggest show we've ever brought to America, and we're going to be bringing Rob Zombie out with us. So, it's going to be an amazing thing. Hopefully, we can return the love to our rabid fanbase, and so we have to bring a great show to these people."
In a statement, Erna said that the band's "fans should expect the biggest Godsmack spectacle yet. This tour will be a virtual, visual, and aural circus. Expect the unexpected when we hit your town." According to a press release, Zombie will be setting the stage during each stop on the tour, turning the venue "into a funhouse of mystery and madness as creatures walk the stage of pyrotechnics, smoke, and mirrors. This is a no-holds barred show so hold on for the ride."
Larkin said Godsmack will spend much of this summer concocting a worthy set list, one that'll satisfy the fans who've been with them since the beginning as well as those who've just discovered the band.
"With the band having — what, 13 top 10 rock hits? — we want to play all the hits, of course, but you don't want it to be just all radio songs," Larkin said. "You want to put some deep cuts on there, and you want to get some songs from the new record that we're so attached to and love so much, because it's fresh and new to us" — like the first single, "Speak," and the forthcoming second single, "Shine Down." "It's hard to cram all this stuff into one set, so we're being very meticulous about picking our set list," Larkin explained. "We don't want to be that band that plays too long either, and we're thinking of maybe having multiple set lists. There are a good 10 songs we have to play every night — "Voodoo," the staples of the set."
The drummer said that Godsmack jumped at the chance to tour this fall with Zombie: "As soon as it was Rob Zombie, we were sold, because he's not only an icon in rock but I'm such a huge fan of horror movies, and his films are just amazing."
Here are the Godsmack and Rob Zombie tour dates, according to Godsmack's publicist: More...
Anthrax has announced that they will for the first time ever play their entire 1987 classic Among The Living during off-dates from this summer's tour with Rob Zombie. Many of the songs like Indians and N.F.L. have been staples forever but others such as Skeletons In The Closet, One World, Horror Of It All have not been played live very often.
Anthrax On tour With Rob Zombie (except where noted otherwise): More...
Screamo/hardcore band The Devil Wears Prada (Rise Records) will be touring extensively throughout the summer. Here are their tour dates:
The Devil Wears Prada + Blessed By a Broken Heart
Jun 11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
Jun 12 - Columbus, IN @ The Crump
Jun 13 - Kettering, OH @ The Gathering Grounds
Jun 14 - Lexington, KY @ Quest Com
Jun 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose Lodge
Jun 16 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Warehouse
Jun 18 - Seaford, DE @ Mosh For Jesus
Jun 19 - Wharton, NJ @ Wharton American Legion
Jun 20 - Middletown, NY @ Molly McGuires
Jun 21 - Monroeville, NJ @ Ferrell Firehouse
Jun 22 - Revere, MA @ Club Lido
Jun 23 - Hartford, CT @ TBA
Jun 24 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Citizens Center
Jun 25 - Allegany, NY @ Allegany Skatepark
Jun 26 - Wyandotte, MI @ Dom Polski Hall
Jun 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Jun 28 - Goshen, IN @ The Post More...