Metal News for June 9, 2008
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Brazilian metallers Krisiun have updated their MySpace layout and posted a new track, entitled "Combustion Inferno", which is part of their upcoming album, "Southern Storm", that will be released on July 21st by Century Media Records.
"Southern Storm" was once again recorded at Stage One Studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (Tankard, Rotting Christ, Dew-Scented), who previously worked with the band on "Conquerors Of Armageddon" and "AssassiNation".
Dutch tech-metallers TEXTURES have issued the following update:
"We will be touring Scandinavia at the end of September in support of our new album Silhouettes. These are the dates:
9/23 - Ballroom - Hamburg, Germany
9/24 - The Rock - Copenhagen, Denmark
9/25 - Club Maiden - Oslo, Norway
9/26 - Belsepup - Göteborg, Sweden
9/27 - Roxy Concerts - Flensburg, Germany
Hope to see you on one of those dates!"
UK rock legends GIRLSCHOOL have added new dates to their upcoming live itinerary. The band now have the following gigs scheduled:
7/26 - Benatska Nok Open Air - Mala Skala, Czech Republic
9/4 - 100 Club - London, England (album release party)
10/18 - Lantaarn - Helendoorn, Holland
10/19 - Metal Female Voices Festival - Wieze, Belgium
10/20 - Zeche - Bochum, Germany
10/29 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
10/30 - Halle 101 - Speyer, Germany
11/15 - Keep It True Festival - Wuerzburg, Germany
12/16 - Astoria - London, England (30th Anniversary Show, with DORO, MCQUEEN, guests)
Animosity has recently been rejoined by drummer Navene Koperweis, who took a break from the band earlier this year. The group has issued the following statement:
"Some people may have noticed that on the last tour, we did not have Navene jamming with us. He was taking a well needed break from the band and we were fortunate to have Bret Batdorf step up to the daunting task of playing his parts. Considering the amount of time that being in this band takes away from our homelife and the toll that it takes on our general sanity, it was a healthy decision. We can't thank Brett enough for taking on such a challenge and making the last tours possible. However, we are happy to announce that Navene Le Muchine is back with the camp and we are beginning to write new material for a future release. Anyone coming to see Animosity at any future performance should expect the full experience, with the full band and a really fun time."
Holland's premium folk metal warriors HEIDEVOLK are looking for a new violin player. Here's the announcement from the band:
"After the departure of Stefany Speervrouw, Heidevolk is searching for someone who will play the violin. Heidevolk rehearses in Arnhem (NL).
"If you are interested in joinig Heidevolk as a violinist, please send a email to Info *AT* Heidevolk.com"
HEIDEVOLK'ss Napalm Recordings debut, "Walhalla Wacht," was released in March/April 2008. You can listen to some of HEIDEVOLK'smaterial on their MySpace page.
Sevared Records has announced the signing of Brazilian death metal band Vomepotro. Sevared Records will be releasing the brand new follow-up to last year's "Zombe Gore Vomit," the band's second full length album to be released in the fall of 2008.
August Burns Red recently shot a new music video for their song "Back Burner." You can watch the trailer for the upcoming video below. The full video is expected to be complete shortly. More...
Mikael Akerfeldt, frontman of Swedish death metal band Opeth, joined Dream Theater on stage to sing a part of their song "Repentance" on May 22, 2008 at Terminal 5 in New York City. More...
Legendary progressive death metal band Opeth have debuted at number 7 in the Australian Aria charts with their new album, 'Watershed'. You can check out the Australian ARIA Top 50 Albums chart at this location. Opeth have announce plans to tour down under in September to support the release of 'Watershed'. Tickets are on sale as of right now, and the dates for the tour are as follows:
Tuesday September 2nd - Perth, Metro City, Tickets available at: Heatseeker or Mills, Star Surf, Planet & Beat
Thursday September 4th - Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre (Lic/AA), Tickets at: Venuetix (8225 8888)
Friday September 5th - Melbourne, Palace Theatre, Tickets available at: Ticketek (132 849)
Italian brutal death metal blasters Blasphemer has signed a two album deal with Comatose Music. Look for their debut full length CD in Spring of 2008.
In the meantime, you can download an MP3 of their song "Nihilist Preachers."
Korn, Mudvayne, Clear Channel Broadcasting and national concert promoter Live Nation have been named in a lawsuit filed earlier this year in Denver District Court by a 27-year-old waitress who was injured during a concert that took place March 8, 2006.
The woman claims several rowdy concertgoers knocked her to the ground and trampled her as they made their way toward the stage. The University of Denver, which was the site for the KBPI-FM "Birthday Bash" concert, is also named as a defendant in the suit.
According to a Rocky Mountain News report, the show was Nicole LaScalia's first concert experience. She ended up leaving the event in an ambulance after one of her legs was crushed by the weight of the crowd. She is seeking unspecified damages, and her case is likely to proceed slowly, to allow time for the numerous parties involved to respond to its claims.
The report says LaScalia underwent surgery to fix a fractured tibia and fibula, as well as her badly injured ankle. She has accrued about $60,000 in medical bills, and the suit will seek damages for "severe pain and suffering."
According to the suit, LaScalia fell to the ground when several fans surged toward the stage just as Mudvayne began their performance. "Something like this is reasonably foreseeable," LaScalia's lawyer, Darrell Elliott, told the paper. "There has to be sufficient supervision if you have festival seating to protect patrons. In this case, it didn't happen. Oversight was lacking."
Meanwhile, Clear Channel has responded to the suit, calling the victim's claims "frivolous and groundless." The company blamed the injuries on either her negligence or the actions of those in the crowd.
At press time, Elliott and representatives for Mudvayne had not responded to MTV News' requests for comment. In a statement, Korn's management said: "Although we can verify that Korn was not onstage during the alleged incident, we cannot comment further on the suit as it is a legal matter."
From Autumn to Ashes have decided to call it a day. Below is a quite from vocalist Francis Mark.
"At this point I feel that we have accomplished everything we could have hoped for with FATA. It doesn't feel much like a break up. Just feels like the end. It's complete. I would say that we are going on indefinite hiatus because the term breakup suggests a more negative circumstance.
"There have been no quarrels between band members. It is also not a question of fan support because we are lucky to have some of the most loyal and impassioned friends a band could ask for. I've dedicated almost 9 years to FATA and it's become something of a security for me. I'm looking forward to feeling uncertain and the freedom of starting a new band that has no definition."
Fuse has announced that it will be broadcasting live Bonnaroo 2008 sets from both Metallica and Mastodon. Metallica’s set can be seen this Saturday, June 14th at 10pm, while Mastodon’s set can be seen on Sunday, June 15th at 9pm only on Fuse. More information about Fuse’s Bonnaroo 2008 programming coverage can be found here.
Swedish death / thrash metal band Darkane has stated the mixing sessions will be delayed for their upcoming album. The band released the following statement on their MySpace:
"The mixing progress has been a little delayed due to circumstances beyond our control, but Peter has now set a very good, tight and aggressive soundto the album, and we are looking to finish the mixing any day now... or week."
The band also issued an update about a free upcoming show:
"If you live in the south of Sweden you should make sure to see us in Helsingborg at the Helsingborg Festivalen July 25th together with other bands such as Soilwork etc. There's no fee and Darkane will play on Gröningen at 19:00. Be there!"
Experimental jazz metal band Ephel Duath has released the following announcement about their upcoming album on their MySpace:
ED will enter Outer Sound Studios in Rome on July 14 to complete their new effort, "Through my Dog's Eyes". The drums have already been recorded by Marco Minnemann at Home-Base Seacoast Studio in Imperial Beach, California. While the producer is Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Klimt 1918), the mastering will be done in Finnish Finnvox Studios (HIM, Nightwish). Seldon Hunt (Neurosis, Isis, Sunno)))) will take care of the artwork. "Through my Dog's Eyes" will be released in the fall on Earache Records.
The official tracklist is as follows:
4. Silent Door
5. Bella Morte
8. Spider Shaped Leaves
9. Bark Loud
After tomorrow, Middle Eastern relations will never be the same. No, the U.S. military is not gonna carpetbomb Iran (at least, we don’t think they will), there’s still no end in sight for soldiers stationed in Iraq and Israel’s definitely not signing a peace treaty with the Palestinians. Still, it will be a historic day for fans of Iraqi heavy metal since the film “Heavy Metal in Baghdad” will go on sale. An insightful, funny and emotional documentary film that follows the Iraqi band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day, “Heavy Metal in Baghdad” is both a testament to endurance and an affirmation of the strength of the human spirit.
“Heavy Metal in Baghdad” premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and was an official selection of the 2008 SXSW Film Festival, the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival and was screened at the 2008 New York Underground Film Festival. The movie was hailed by Newsweek, The LA Times and the New York Times, which said it was, “both a stirring testament to the plight of cultural expression in Baghdad and a striking report on the refugee scene in Syria” and added “this rock-doc, like no other, electrifies its genre and redefines headbanging as an act of hard-core courage.”
Videos of members of Mastodon and Neurosis discussing the film can be viewed here.
You can view the trailer for "Heavy Metal In Baghdad" below. More...
Read the full article at Headbanger's Blog.
German thrashers Holy Moses have announced that the title of their new album will be "Agony of Death". The band also issued the following statement about the album on their website:
The album will be released around 19th, september 2008 worldwide via Wacken Records/SPV. More about the concept and the songs will be explained from front growling girl Sabina Classen in the upcoming days. Right now the band is working behind the walls of the Blue Castle Studio near Hamburg with producer/guitar player Michael Hankel to do the last steps of the production. The first video’s from the production will be online in the a few days.
German death metal band Hackneyed, who recently signed to Nuclear Blast records, have setup a new MySpace page with pictures of the band and info about their upcoming shows.
The band is also streaming the song "Gut Candy" from the "Death Prevails" album. The song can be heard here.
You can now stream RAUNCHY's upcoming album "Wasteland Discotheque" in its entirity on the band's MySpace page.
The follow-up release of the 2006 success album "Death Pop Romance" will also combine different styles of hard and melodic metal flavoured with a good dose of industrial impact and catchy pop hymns. RAUNCHY bursts the genre boundaries once again and create a signature sound all their own. The album will contain twelve tracks with a nice guest appearance by RAUNCHY's old Lars Vognstrup among others.
The release dates for "Wasteland Discotheque" are as follows:
June 16th - Denmark
June 27th (G/A/S)
June 30th (Europe)
July 8th (US/ CA)
Here are the latest RAUNCHY tour dates: More...
Warbringer has just finished their European tour with Napalm Death and Suffocation and issued the following update:
"Just finished off the Napalm Death/Suffocation European tour a couple days ago. Long story short, it fucking slaughtered. First time for us touring overseas, and our first time touring in a bus. Had a big ol red nightliner bus with bunks and all that, which is way luxurious compared to the van touring we are accustomed to. It fit like 20 people, Napalm, Suffo, us, and crew. Everyone in both bands were awesome fellas, there wasn't really any problems with any anybody on the tour. The European fans and people at the venues were way friendly, and that coupled with the fact that we were traveling the world, going to all these different countries made it one of the coolest things any of us have done, ever. Some highlights of the tour were Frank "the tank" Mullen yelling at people to jump off bridges all day at Rock Hard festival, the brotherhood of spoon tattoos, Ryan's (possibly) fictional tapeworm that made him eat like 20 sandwiches a day, the raging fucking maniacs who went berserk in places like Portugal and Poland, and any day we were in the Netherlands/the few days after with Terrence, Joe, AK, etc. Anyhow, tomorrow we start up a couple more firsts- our first headlining tour and our first shows in the UK, with Gama Bomb supporting. We'll see you all out there, cheers!"
Still Remains has posted a b-side track titled “What is Love” on their MySpace for streaming. The band announced that they were calling it a day in March. Their last show will be the Cornerstone Festival on July 5th.
Directly following their upcoming tour, which ends on June 14th, Fear Before The March Of Flames will head to Seattle, WA to record their next album. The effort will be produced by Casey Bates, who also produced the band's last album.
Guitarist Adam Fisher comments: "My head is already in Seattle. We're all really excited to work with Casey again and to finally release another record. It's almost like it's our first record again because of the additions of Goose (drums) and Binks (guitar). On top of that, we're all in a very different head space then we've ever been in."
Equal Vision Records will release the new album this Fall.
Lords and Suicide Note will team up for a tour beginning later this month. Here are the latest tour dates:
6/21 Indianapolis IN @ Zanies Too (Dude Fest)
6/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Blue Rock Tavern
6/23 Johnstown, PA @ 709 Railroad St.
6/24 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
6/25 Richmond, VA @ TBA
6/26 Washington, DC @ The Red and Black Bar
6/27 West Berlin, NJ @ The Fly Trap
6/28 New York, NY @ TBA
6/29 Allston, MA @ Obriens Pub
6/30 Colchester, VT @ Wasted City
7/1 Oswego, NY @ Red Planet Skatepark
7/2 Rochester, NY @ Sakes Alive Space
7/3 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's
7/4 Ypsilanti, MI @ Andrews
7/5 Chicago IL @ Beat Kitchen
Tribal/grindcore band Resistant Culture, which once featured Jesse Pintado of NAPALM DEATH/TERRORIZER among its ranks, is planning a Midwest/East Coast tour for October. Shaman Records is booking the tour, and if you can help out with any of the dates contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or their MySpace page.
Here are the planned tour dates so far:
Saturday October 4th- Chicago Apocalyptic Crust Fest II 2008 Chicago, IL
Sunday October 5th BBQ Picnic @La casa maldita w/ Shaman Records
Monday October 6th- Cincinnati,Ohio venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Todd)
Tuesday October 7th- Pittsburgh, PA vevue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Dishonor)
Wednesday October 8th- Baltimore, MD venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED)
Thursday October 9th- Philadelphia, PA venue TBA
Friday October 10th- Providence, RI venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED)
Saturday October 11th- Welfare Records in Haverhill Massachusetts (SHOW BOOKED)
Sunday October 12th- 12THThe Brickhouse in Dover, NH (SHOW BOOKED)
Monday October 13th- Washington D.C. venue TBA
Tuesday October 14th-Asheville North Carolina venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Kakistocracy)
Wednesday October 15th- Ralleigh NC venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Man will Destroy Himself)
Thursday October 16th- Richmond VA venue TBA
Friday October 17th- Boston MA venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Lucho- Coche Bomba Records)
Saturday October 18th- New York City (MATINEE SHOW BOOKED @ ABC NO RIO w/ Huasipungo)
Sunday October 19th- New York OR Brooklyn venue TBA
Monday October 20th-Rochester NY
Tuesday October 21th Detroit MI venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Serpent Men)
Wednesday October 22th Grand Rapids, MI venue TBA
Thursday October 23th Milwaukee WI venue TBA
Friday October 24th Madison, WI venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Tierra De Nadie)
Saturday October 25th Minneapolis MN venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED WITH PROFANE EXISTENCE)
Sunday October 26th Chicago, IL or Des Moines, IA
All Cities and venues are subject to change.
In a recent interview with Australia's PyroMusic.net, Deicide drummer Steve Asheim had the followingto say when questioned about the Hoffman brothers:
PyroMusic.net: You parted ways with the Hoffman brothers a few years ago. Do you still speak with those guys anymore, or not at all?
Steve Asheim: Not at all! (laughs) That was a pretty brutal split there. There were lawyers, lawsuits, threats and all this bullshit, it was pretty ugly. And in the end, they were all just making trouble for the sake of making trouble. So no, those guys can fuck off and stay fucked off. I say that harshly, but I'd say eventually we'll have some contact, but to what extent, who knows.
Read the full article at PyroMusic.net.
According to the Wall Street Journal, rock legends AC/DC will sell their as-yet untitled new album exclusively through Wal-Mart Inc. Wal-Mart Inc. has yet to comment on whether there is any truth to this rumour or not.
The band recently finished recording their new album in Vancouver and are expected to release the album this Autumn.