Metal News for June 7, 2008
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19 news articles posted on this day.
German power metallers LANFEAR check in with the following update:
"It's official now! Our new album is titled X To The Power Of Ten! It will be relased on July 25th in North America and Europe by Locomotive Records. Never before did we work that hard on our songs, the arrangements and the production and never before did we have to fight that many uphill battles to get everything done. Now finally we're in the fortunate position to say it was worth the blood, sweat and tears." More...
SANCTITY's Zeff Childress (guitars) and Jeremy London (drums) recently announced new members Scott Smith (bass), Zach Jordan (rhythm gutar) and Nate Queen (vocals). The band will do their first show with this new line-up on July 18th at the Orange Peel in their home town of Asheville, NC.
They will play July 19th at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC.
Christian Hardcore band Haste The Day have officially completed the recording process of their upcoming album. The band posted the following statement on their MySpace page in regards to the album and time in the studio:
Wow, what a relief, 47 days, 238 redbulls, 8 drum heads, 100+ strings, and a lot of frayed nerves later. The album is done! We have sent this bad boy off to be mixed and we will have something finished and in hand by June 26! This album changed so much through the writing and recording process. We hope you all get stoked because this is the best and heaviest haste the day album to date. There may or may not be an old favorite redone for this album ;-)
Tomas Haake, skinsman for the legendary Meshuggah, has been chosen as the number one drummer in the "Metal" category in the Modern Drummer magazine's 2008 Readers' Poll. The Readers' Poll results will appear in the July, 2008 issue of the magazine. The top five metal drummers for 2008, according to the Readers' Poll, are:
01. Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
02. Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall)
03. Chris Adler (Lamb Of God)
04. Derek Roddy (ex-Hate Eternal)
05. Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
The Blackout Argument has posted a new 5-song EP entitled "Smile Like A Wolf" online, entirely for free download. The EP marks the first official recording with their latest singer, Roughael.
The band on commented on the release of "Smile Like A Wolf":
"Dear lovers & fighters,
In times when the music industry is stumbling across its own feet, it is time to break new ground. As a band you have 2 choices, you either play the game by the old rules hoping you're one of the few at the mercy of the old marketing and promotion strategies. Or you can trailblaze your own pathway through the ever-changing music business jungle.
"Sounds a lot like biz-talk, but in the end it's all about you, the fan, the listener, the fuel that keeps The Blackout Argument running. We have toured with Boy Sets Fire, Parkway Drive, This is Hell, just to name a few, played shows all over Europe, we have various releases out on great independent labels, a ongoing record deal with Lifeforce Records, got massive press attention all over the place, worked with some of the most renowned designers and have a long list of partners and supporters. Yet still, this is all about you. It's you who we are trying to reach with our message and music. More...
Our Darkest Day has finished in the recording studio with Ben Jon at Stillwork Recording Studios in Holyoke, MA and the album is out to be pressed. The title for the the album is "Wounds" (changed from the previously reported "By The Time You See This, I'll Be Gone"), and it's expected to be released on July 8th, 2008 by Redemptive Records.
A new song should be posted online in the near future on the band or label's MySpace page.
As previously reported, Redemptive records has decided to close its doors, but will still be releasing this album and Senseless Beauty's album coming later in 2008.
Finnish cello metallers APOCALYPTICA have issued the following update:
"We are delighted to let you know that we can announce our next UK tour. We will play a headline tour throughout the country which will be the longest and biggest UK tour for us yet. Tickets are on sale now. After all the great shows we already had in the UK on this album we really looking forward to see you all there and have a great tour ending for the year 2008!"
Tour dates are as follows:
December 2 - Carling Academy - Oxford, UK
December 3 - Carling Academy - Liverpool, UK
December 4 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
December 5 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
December 6 - ABC - Glasgow, UK
December 7 - Carling Academy - Newcastle, UK
December 9 - Carling Academy - Bristol, UK
December 10 - The Pyramid - Portsmouth, UK
December 11 - Plug - Sheffield, UK
December 12 - The Astoria - London, UK
Tunelab Music reports that Stone Temple Pilots front-man Scott Weiland appeared thinner than normal, confused, and mumbling to the crowd in Holmdel, New Jersey on Saturday night May, 31st. Weiland noted that this was a hometown show for half of the band, the brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo, who play bass and guitar. “Sometimes you make crazy choices,” Weiland said, in a distinctly undefiant tone.”I apologize for …” he started to add. “Apology accepted, brother,” Robert DeLeo said quickly, changing the subject and hustling on with the show.
Fans have reported that it took the band over an hour just to hit the stage after it was setup for them.
Dead City is currently in Little Rock, AR recording their debut full-length with Barry Poynter (Zao, Living Sacrifice). Titled "Goddamn the 21st Century," the effort will surface later this year via an undetermined record label. Interested parties should contact the group on their MySpace page.
Wednesday 13 have announced the following fall tour dates:
10/31 - ENGLAND, LONDON ASTORIA
11/01 - HOLLAND, AMSTERDAM MELKWEG
11/03 - GERMANY, WIESBADEN SCHLACHTHOF
11/04 - GERMANY, BOCHUM MATRIX
11/05 - GERMANY, OSNABRÜCK ROSENHOF
11/06 - GERMANY, BREMEN LAGERHAUS
11/07 - GERMANY, MAGDEBURG FACTORY
11/08 - CZECH REP., PRAGUE ROCK CAFÉ
11/10 - HUNGARY, BUDAPEST A38
11/11 - SLOVAKIA, BRATISLAVA RANDAL
11/12 - AUSTRIA, VIENNA SZENE
11/14 - ITALY, BOLOGNA SOTTOTETTO
11/15 - ITALY, CONEGLIANO ZION
11/16 - GERMANY, MUNCHEN 59 TO 1
11/17 - SWITZERLAND, ZURICH ROHSTOFFLAGER
11/18 - GERMANY, CHEMNITZ AJZ TALSCHOCK
Six Feet Under have posted the following update on the band's progress in the studio:
"I finished up vocal tracks yesterday at the Hit Factory Criteria in Miami. Many thanks to my friend and engineer, Chris Carroll, for an awesome session. Special thanks to Trevor Fletcher for the use of the studio. I also want to thank our assistant Alex Graupera for all the help. Now on to the mix…"
Eternal Lord have parted ways with their drummer, which has resulted in the cancellation of their tour with The Acacia Strain. They have left the following explanation on their MySpace page:
"A couple days ago Stu decided to quit Eternal Lord leaving us in the lurch for all the upcoming shows and U.S Tour. We are sorry but we are gonna have to cancel a lot of shows and the US tour we have coming up as a result of this."
"We know this is letting a lot of people that have worked hard for EL and our supporting fans down but this situation is out of our control. We tried to find someone to fill in but failed." More...
Virginia based metal band, Division, have issued the following studio update on their MySpace page:
"Recording on the new album is progressing along nicely, albeit with a few snags along the way as we (ok, Mike...) learn the new software and more about the process than we (Mike) ever expected to know. That's ok, we'll just keep flogging him along, since he doesn't have a life anyway." More...
Swiss folk metal band, Eluveitie, has parted ways with two of their members and have issued the following parting message:
"After a long time playing together with us, Sevan (flute, whistles, bagpipes) and Rafi (bass) decided to leave Eluveitie. Both of them came to this decision due to personal reasons."
"Both, Sevan and Rafi, were longtime members. Sevan was with Eluveitie from the very beginning on. So their step was kind of a shock for us. Yet we also understand and accept their decision. We won't forget the years we spent together and we wish Sevan and Rafi all the very best on their future musical as well as personal ways! 'Thank you both for your dedication and for the time we spent together the last four years! Take care & horns raised!!!'" More...
Omnium Gatherum issue the following update regarding the departure of their bassist:
"Shit happens again and we found ourselves again losing the bass player somewhere out in space. Eerik really surprised us all and decided to left the band this soon. No drama, no fights, no-thing, as we ain´t got a clue really whatta hell happened here!"
"So - all the decent basstard candidates feel free to contact us on this case (email@example.com)!"
"However, this won’t affect in any way to our autumn touring and all the booked gigs and the European tour will be made & played..."
Seattle based metal band, Metal Church, post the following update:
"We have been getting so many emails about tour dates we wanted to give you an update on the plans for this years US dates. Metal Church will only be doing a handful of show later this summer at larger venues to accomodate more of the fans. These shows are currently being booked by Chuck Bernal at Artists Worldwide and will be recorded for our live album. It has been a long time since we have released a live album and this is the perfect opportunity.
We do have a couple special dates that have been confirmed. The first date is August 2, 2008 Mapplewood MN with Judas Priest. The second date is August 16th in San Juan Puerto Rico at Roberto Clemente Coliseum with Queensryche."
"We are really looking forward to these shows and we will keep you all posted on the other dates as soon as we know more."
NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, INTO ETERNITY, NEURAXIS, WHITECHAPEL, VEIL OF MAYA, DIVINITY and COMMON GRAVE will team up for the Summer Slaughter Canada tour, set to take place in August.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Aug. 14 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
Aug. 15 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Aug. 16 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Aug. 18 - Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroys
Aug. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
Aug. 20 - Regina, SK - Riddell Center
Aug. 21 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
Aug. 22 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
Aug. 23 - Prince George, BC - Roll-a-Dome
Aug. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom (no COMMON GRAVE, DIVINITY)
Canadian progressive death metallers, Into eternity, have issued the following update on their MySpace page
"The Incurable Tragedy should be mixed by the end of the week. The album is sounding really cool and we can't wait to release the record to everybody soon. In the meantime, here are our dates for our next tour!"
Netherlands based progressive death metal band, Obsidian, issued the following update:
"There is no turning back. End of August Melle will start the recording of our next album in studio Excess. To the outside world there is an eerie silence before the storm. But behind the scenes we are burning rubber. Test recordings, artwork, practice sessions and group hugs don't come cheap you know."