Metal News for June 9, 2010
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This definitely goes down as being one of the most interesting and unique heavy shows that Vancouver has seen in quite a long time. The venue for this event was not your typical metal venue. It was barely a venue at all. The Shark Club, as its known, turns out to be a trendy upscale version of a sports bar. Complete with soft plush booths for dining, cute but high maintenance waitresses running around in every possible direction, a DJ that seems to only own European techno records and last but not least a bathroom complete with interactive video screens plugging products while you wait. A metal show was taking place here? Really? Everything seemed a bit odd and out of place, the setting just didn't seem right for a heavy label’s showcase. Especially compared to the usual dingy clubs that metal shows take place within this city. But this is where Thorny Bleeder Records chose to hold their talent showcase so there is nothing that can be done, or said. More...
English progressive act Porcupine Tree are auctioning rare Porcupine Tree items via eBay to help friend and former Japan bass player Mike Karn fight cancer. Mike was recently diagnosed with the advanced stages of cancer and had previosly played in the band Japan with Porcupine Tree keyboardist Richard Barbieri.
Money raised by selling Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson rarities on eBay is being donated to the fund, including two copies of the special edition red cover version of "Anesthetize" (with 120 page book, DVD, Blu-Ray and 2 audio CDs) which is limited to just 1,000 worldwide. More...
New Jersey's With Daggers Drawn have released two brand new songs on theirMysapce page.
The songs are the first to feature new members Max Illidge (vocals) and Joey D’Amico (guitars).
Swedish metal giants Soilwork will release a “Best Of” album entitled "The Sledgehammer Files" on June 30th via Marquee/Avalon Records in Japan.
The band commented by saying: “We’re proud and stoked to unleash the first ever official collection of classic SOILWORK tunes! The only way we could imagine our ‘Best Of’ album was as a complete chronological retrospective, and that’s exactly what The Sledgehammer Files is, from the raw ’n relentless Steelbath Suicide days to the modern majesty of Sworn To A Great Divide. We made sure to include the lyrics and cover art for each album, rare promo and live shots from each era, and a bonus DVD with most our official videos. Topped off with re-mastered songs from the first two albums and a new mix of ‘Exile’, this package is 100% SOILWORK!” More...
We Came As Romans have been added to the first annual Scream It Like You Mean It tour. The band joins Silverstein, Emery, Dance Gavin Dance, I Set My Friends On Fire, Sky Eats Airplane, Ivoryline, and Close To Home for the tour which kicks off July 8 in Sayreville , NJ that will also include The Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I, and Your Demise. More...
Napalm Death just released the official video for their track “On The Brink Of Extinction” taken from thier latest release "Time Waits For No Slave" which was released on Century Media Records.
With a newly revamped lineup, Fatalist has announced they have been added to select dates of the Campaign For Death Metal Purity 2010 tour. California's answer to Stockholm-style death metal will join Ibex Moon Records label mates Gravehill, Cardiac Arrest, and Hod. Kicking off July 2nd in Portland, OR, this tour was designed for the sole purpose of taking death metal back to its roots. Additionally, the July 10th date at Belvedere's Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA has been dubbed the Ibex Moon Records Fest and will feature performances by Incantation and Funerus.
The currently announced dates are as follows:
7/2nd @ Plan B - Portland, OR*
7/3rd @ The Parkside - San Fransisco, CA*
7/4th @ The Blvd - Los Angeles, CA*
7/5th @ The Drunken Lass - Prescott, AZ
7/7th @ Beerland - Austin, TX
7/8th @ The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
7/9th @ Nightcap - Chicago, IL
7/10th @ Belvedere's Lounge - Pittsburgh, PA**
7/11th @ Jimmy's Place - Allentown, PA
7/12th @ Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
7/13th @ Fontana's - New York, NY
7/14th @ Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN
7/15th @ TBA - Memphis, TN
7/16th @ Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
7/17th @ Walters - Houston, TX
7/18th @ Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
* - w/ Fatalist
** w/ Incantation, Funerus and Abysme
Mexico's Rottenness has checked in with the following update about canceling their upcoming shows in Los Angeles and Tijuana:
"Hey there compadres! I'm sad to inform that the shows for Los Angeles and Tijuana have been canceled. This is out of our hands and this decision was taken by the promoters. We hope that we can do this shows in the future.... we were so excited doing this shows but maybe will happen on the upcoming months. Thanks for all thew people who showed their support during this past months.... we will be there soon carnales... Stay sick and brutal!"
Sample Rottenness tracks can also be heard at this location.
Italian black metal act Streben has issued the following update an unauthorized album release:
"Howdy everyone! For those who are interested, I have to inform you that a label called 'Satanica' has apparently put out an unauthorized (and badly reprinted) reissue of Streben's Wild Enchanted Gardens. According to them, the album has been released through their label in early June, 2010, and it is listed as an official release by them on both website and MySpace page of the label.
"It is important to make clear that none of us ever signed a deal with this 'label,' and the one and only label that W.E.G. was ever released to is Naturmacht Productions. So there: don't buy it from Satanica (I won't go as far as to say no one should purchase it in general, but so there, ah ah ah... )"
You can also check out the track "Aestethic Faintness," which is off the "Wild Enchanted Gardnes" album, through the Streben MySpace page.
Guitarist Sami Vauhkonen of female fronted act Lullacry has checked in with the following statement about the band's activity:
"It's been a while since the last update from the Lullacry camp. After a hard and complicated fourth album we took some time off. In 2008 we were ready to record some new material, with a new interesting record deal with quite a big german label. Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Moonspell, Apocalyptica etc.) was going to be the producer for that album.
"But then suddenly just before the studio, without any warning we lost the connection to the label. After a couple of months I read from the newspapers that they went bankrupt. Fuck that. Now when I look back, I can say that it was a blessing in disguise. Compared to the new songs, the older material was not as good. It wasn't the right time I guess.
"Now it's a fresh new start. I've written some killer songs and I must say that a new era of Lullacry has begun! We are currently recording a couple of those songs and we'll put them online as soon as possible. Stay tuned and rock with Lullacry! Any labels interested in Lullacry, please email Sami (at) lullacry.com We'll play live at Dante's Highlight, Helsinki, on sat 24.7.2010. Come and check out the new songs!"
Drowning Pool has posted a music video online for the song "Turn So Cold," which can be viewed below. A behind-the-scenes video clip from the recording can also be found after the jump.
German metal queen Doro Pesch, who celebrated her 2,500th concert on March 13th, will make her Japanese debut this fall with three special dates in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. The details are as follows:
10/08/2010 Holiday Shinjuku - Tokyo, Japan
10/10/2010 Holiday Nagoya - Nagoya, Japan
10/11/2010 Holiday Osaka - Osaka, Japan
Said an excited Pesch of the upcoming shows, "I always knew we had a strong fan base in Japan and I’m so happy to finally be able to play there. I can’t believe it! I’m so excited and so looking forward to meeting everybody, putting on great shows and rocking together with the fans!"
A promo video for the tour can be viewed after the jump. The metal maven and her band mates are also currently gearing up for a run of festival dates including:
6/25/2010 Graspop - Dessel, Belgium
7/09/2010 Rock Karz - Ballenstedt, Germany
7/17/2010 Bang Your Head - Balingen, Germany
7/18/2010 Masters Of Rock - Vicovize, Czech Republic
7/29/2010 Rock Arena Festival - St. Goarshausen, Germany
8/15/2010 Bloodstock Open Air - Derbyshire, UK More...
Death Angel has uploaded their 5th studio video blog online, which can be viewed below. The band has been holed up in Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producter Jason Suecof. The new record is currently being mixed and is tentatively scheduled for a September 2010 release.
The upcoming Death Angel tour dates are as follows: More...
The new Rage album, "Strings To A Web," was released in Europe on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records, and entered the German pop charts at number 27. The album will now see official North American release and distribution via Canada's Sonic Unyon Metal on June 22nd, 2010. The North American version of the album will be released in a special two-disc set that includes a bonus DVD bearing 15 live RageE clips and more.
The main part is the "Best Of" show Rage played at the Wacken Open Air festival 2009, including guest performances by Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Schmier (Destruction) and Jen Majura (Black Thunder Ladies). The DVD also includes four more live clips taken from Masters Of Rock 2009 Festival and a 2009 concert in Sofia, Hungary. The track listing is as follows: More...
Parkway Drive has posted a video clip online for the song "Sleepwalker," which can be viewed below. The track is off the band's new album "Deep Blue." The upcoming album is set to be releeased on June 29th via Epitaph Records.
Powerwolf will headline the Sophie Lancaster stage of Bloodstock on Friday, August 13th. Powerwolf guitarist Matthew Greywolf issued the following brief statement about their debut U.K. appearance at Bloodstock's 10th anniversary event:
"It's a big honour for us to celebrate the metal mass at this legendary festival. This will be our first time in the UK and getting the chance to perform at the country's biggest metal festival is incredible. We can't wait to unleash mayhem there!"
You can also check out Powerwolf tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Olympia, Washington based heavy metal act Christian Mistress has signed to 20 Buck Spin to release the album "Agony & Opium" later this August. 20 Buck Spin issued the following statement about the album:
"Bering six infectious, long-burning, classic heavy metal ragers sure to stand out against the label's mainly black/death/doom/sludge-dominated roster. The shredding dual guitar lead trade-offs, performed with the utmost class, never lose sight of memorable songcraft first and foremost. Anchored by a tight, driving rhythm section and the raw and throaty instantly memorable vocal delivery of Christine Davis, the Christian Mistress sound is immediately familiar and yet sounds like no other heavy metal band currently working, comparable to acts like Angel Witch, Warlock, Metallica, Mercyful Fate, Diamond Head and more."
Guitarist/vocalist Joey Eppard has issued the following update on the progress for 3's new, and sixth, studio album:
"We just wrapped up our first week at Applehead Studios. It's been a personal dream of mine to record in the room my father designed and built. It's almost like having him play on the record. The drum sounds CJB dialed in were fantastic and the Gartdrumm was in full effect. This record is going to be something very special. Our live performances are going to be rare this summer because most of our energy will be going into the making of our new record, but we do have a few very special shows coming up.
"June 11th will see '3' perform at the Basement's 3 year anniversary show. Later this summer we'll be debuting new material at our August 28th Bearsville performance where we'll be joined by Josh Eppard's new band: 'Terrible Things.' Of course I'll also be doing a few solo gigs to keep me sharp."
Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s This Or The Apocalypse is revealing another track titled "Lamindae" from their Good Fight Music debut, "Haunt What’s Left." The track is currently streaming online through RevolverMag.com. "Haunt What’s Left" is produced by Josh Wilbur and Chris Adler, and is set to hit stores on June 22nd, 2010. The upcoming This Or The Apocalypse tour dates are as follows:
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE TOUR DATES W/ GWEN STACY, INHALE EXHALE:
6/11 Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
6/12 Pensacola, FL @ The Vault
6/13 Jacksonville, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
6/14 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ground Control
6/15 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
6/16 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
6/17 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
6/19 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
6/20 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
6/21 Mount Airy, MD @ Mt. Airy Firehall
6/22 Spotswood, NJ @ Spotswood VFW
6/23 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
6/24 Albany, NY @ Bogies
6/25 Manchester, NH @ Rocko's
6/26 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s
6/27 Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
6/28 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
6/29 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
6/30 Mt. Clemens, MI @ The Hayloft More...
Moker has issued the following statement about the band's recent signing to Rising Records:
"Moker is proud to announce their signing with Rising Records. Rising Records has worked with successful bands like Trigger The Bloodshed, Bleeding through, Sworn amongst and Mendeed. First step will be a re-release of our full album 'Total Domination' in the U.K. this year. We also agreed on releasing a new full length, scheduled to come out somewhere in 2011, in Europe and the U.K.
"Needless to say we are looking forward to working together with our new label. We are convinced that our collaboration with Rising Records will open new perspectives and will allow Moker to take it to the next level. More info soon!"
Periphery has checked in with the following update about offering drum lessons on the upcoming Thrash and Burn tour:
"I'm very excited because once again, I'll be offering drum lessons on this summer's Thrash and Burn tour! if you're interested in taking a lesson with me while i am in your city, all the info you need is below! Lesson Details: 1. Lessons will take place at the venues in each city. 2. You do not need a ticket to the Thrash and Burn tour to take the lesson. Depending on the city, guest-list spots may be available to my students. 3. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced drummers are welcome! 4. Lessons will either be 1-on-1 or in a group format for up to 3 people at most. 5. Reservations for the lessons are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
"6. The lessons will last 2 hours and will cost $50 per person. 7. What I teach in the lessons will be determined by YOU! 8. I recommend bringing drumsticks, a drum pad, snare stand, and a drum throne. 9. To sign up for the lessons check out the tour dates on our profile, then shoot me a private message here or at this location. Make sure to include which city/show you'll be attending. Looking forward to the tour and teaching! Thanks! PS - other members of Periphery will be offering music lessons this summer as well, so if you're interested hit me up at the links provided and we can take it from there!"
Italian metallers White Skull have checked in with the following update about canceling their appearance at an upcoming festival due to vocalist Elisa "Over" requiring surgery:
"Unfortunately we have to cancel on the Rock Acts' Tarzia 2010. Elisa Over this week will be subjected to urgent surgery because of a hernia. The band is sorry for the lost time but still hopes that the festival a success."
You can also check out sample White Skull tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Edenbridge has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming album "Solitaire," which can be viewed below.
"Solitaire" is set to be released on the following dates: More...
Drummer Exesor of German black metal band Evil Warriors has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new member and working on a new album:
"Evil Warriors will go on with a fourth member called 'Alastor!' He left the unknown path of 'Thromos' to be a part of our alliance. Now we have the chance to play our songs more intensive and darker than ever before so beware the first show with four blood-soaked warriors at the 'In Flammen Open Air!' Right now we are working on new material for our next release called 'Expressions Of Endless Dreams' to bridge over the latency of recording listen to Alastors side projects: Infernal Invocation, Motor, Pirates Of Acheron or Devil Lee Rot!! Hail The Cult!"
You can also check out sample Evil Warriors tracks at the band's MySpace page.
Norwegian metallers Nidingr have issued the following brief announcement about the release of the album "Wolf Father" being delayed: "Brothers & sisters.... The European release is delayed by 2-3 weeks, due to some problems with a problem that is now our problem." The album was previously set to be released on May 30th in Europe.
The track listing is as follows:
2. Baldrs Draumar
Ninth Circle has posted a video clip online for the song "The Power Of One," which can be viewed below.
You can also catch Ninth Circle live on the following dates: More...
Death metallers Unlocked have issued the following brief announcement about Peter Huss of Shining making a guest appearance on their upcoming album: "Special guest on the album! We're very proud to announce a special guest on the debut album. Peter Huss (Shining, ex-Sinergy) will shred some insane killer solos on the album!" The Unlocked lineup is as follows:
Guitar - Benny (Prostitute Disfigurement, Visceral Bleeding)
Guitar - Sebastiaan (Abhorrence, Tombe)
Vocals - Nornagest (Enthroned)
Bass - Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness)
Drum - Dani "Garghuf" Robnik (Gorgoroth)
Rikets has announced some updated tour dates with Mary Magdelan. Here are the latest tour dates:
6/11 Kansas City, KS @ Aftershocks
6/12 Cedar Rapids, IA @ 1st Avenue Live
6/13 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail (NO MARY MAGDALEN, RIKETS ONLY)
6/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
6/17 Columbus, OH MEET & GREET @ Poison Girl Tattoo
6/18 Sandusky, OH @ The Underground Sandusky
6/19 Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
6/23 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/2 Austin, TX @ The Encore
7/3 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
7/4 Houston, TX @ BFE
Florida-base quartet Black Tide is currently recording the followup to their Interscope Records debut "Light From Above." The band is at Spin Studios in New York recording the new album with producers GGGarth (Rage Against The Machine, Rise Against) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God). The as-yet-untitled sophomore set will be released fall 2010.
"Light From Above" was released in March 2008 and garnered instant acclaim stateside, selling over 100,000 albums and getting the band over 1 million views of their Youtube videos.
As was previously announced, the Revolution Music Label will be releasing a compilation album with all profits going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association World Wide. The track listing for the CD is as follows:
1. La Bestia della Rivoluzione dell’Apocalisse - Tommy Vitaly
2. Warriors of Devastation - Shangren
3. Life Unworthy of Life - Warpath
4. Ridin’ with the Devil - Skew Siskin
5. Fear - Angels of NightFall
6. Believe - Mansfield Park
7. Visions and Dreams - Tony Smotherman
8. Dark Crusade - Kick Axe
9. Loved and Lost - Warmachine
10. Everyday - Publik Parking
11. Do or Die - Tension Head
12. East Indian Sun - Agent Cooper
13. Demon Angel - Autumnis
New Zealand black metal act Blood of the Moon has checked in with the following update about the track listing for a second demo release:
"Finally after a year of waiting the 2nd demo is now available. Track listing: 1. Introduction 2. Path of the Wolf 3. Reflections of a Wotanist Warrior. There is a 4th hidden track. This demo is available through Internecion Productions or message through myspace for details. Photos of the now available Hoodies will be uploaded soon!"
Italy's Opposite Sides recently inked a deal to release a new album via Rising Records later this year. The band has now revealed the album will be titled "Lost Inside," and the track listing is as follows:
1. Still feel you
2. Leave me alone
3. Save me
4. Kill me everyday
5. Something wrong
6. Lost inside
7. My spleen
9. Electric breath
10. It’s up to you
The new RAGE album, "Strings To A Web," was released in Europe on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records, immediately entering the German pop charts at number 27. The brilliant album will now see official North American release and distribution via Canada's Sonic Unyon Metal on June 22nd, 2010.
The North American version of the album will be released in a special two-disc set that includes a high quality bonus DVD bearing 15 live RAGE clips and more. The main part is the "Best Of" show RAGE played at the Wacken Open Air festival 2009, including guest performances by Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Schmier (Destruction) and Jen Majura (Black Thunder Ladies). The DVD also includes four more live clips taken from Masters Of Rock 2009 Festival and a 2009 concert in Sofia, Hungary. More...
North Carolina doom metal band BLACK SKIES is set to embark on a US tour throughout the month of July. The tour will commence at The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh and hit 22 cities before closing in Nashville, TN at Springwater Supper Club. The band will hit the road with a new lineup and new songs. Founding members Kevin Clark and Michelle Temple will be joined by ex-Des Ark drummer Tim Herzog. Former roommates, Kevin and Tim have remained in contact over the years and are looking forward to the opportunity to finally make music together. Following the tour, the band will begin preparations for recording what they hope to be their best release to date.
Guitarist Kevin Clark comments on the upcoming trek, "We've had our share of ups and downs over the past 12 months, but getting out west last year was without a doubt one of the better moments. We are thrilled to be heading out there again this summer, seeing the faces and places that made it such a blast. We played with a lot of great bands and met a lot of awesome souls with a true love and hunger for music. Those people are a big part of the drive for us to continue doing what we love to do, and we are eternally grateful for them." More...
Cincinnati, OH's Rose Funeral recently shot a video with director, Justin Beasley. The video is for their song "God Demise," from their second album, "The Resting Sonata." The band is currently writing new music for their follow up to "The Resting Sonata."
Drummer Dusty Boles comments, "So we are finishing up the final touches on our ophomore release, which will be out sometime in the summer of 2011. As a band, we would like to thank all of our fans, the endless count of friends that have been made, all of the kids who have put us up, and let us eat all their food! Everyone who has bought our latest album, 'The Resting Sonata,' as well as everyone who makes it there number one priority to come out and see us! Keep an eye out for studio updates, and release updates! In the mean time check out our official video for 'God Demise' and see you on the road!"
The video for "God Demise" can be seen on MetalBlade.tv and below:
Metal Injection has just posted three pro-shot live clips of CYNIC from January 2010 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD. You can check out "Space for This" below, with links to two more videos thereafter.
Virginia war metal band AT WAR will be headlining a string of dates up the Eastern United States before heading to Brazil for the first time in support of their skull crushing comeback album "Infidel," released in 2009 on Heavy Artillery Records.
Come show your support for true metal! Dates are as follows;
June 12th Newport News, VA @ Carnival of Brutality Festival w/ Goatwhore and Misery Index
June 13th Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Vindicator
June 20th Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
June 31st Virginia Beach, VA @ Summer Fest 2011
July 9th Belenzinho Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Fofhino Rock Bar
July 10th Curbita, Brazil @ Hangar Bar
July 11th Brazil TBA
SOIL has posted an entire live concert that was filmed recently at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago IL. The setlist for the show is as follows:
1. Tear it down
3. True self
4. Let go
5. Picture perfect
7. Lesser man
8. Like it is
The concert can be viewed online at this location or below:
New York City doom metal band THE RESURRECTION SORROW has announced an upper East Coast tour in June. The recently confirmed tour bears the lengthy tag "The Unholy Divine Tour Part II: Doom In June Weekend Warpath Style." The tour starts this Friday at the annual Feel Your Boobies Breast Cancer Benefit in State College, Pennsylvania.
After the recent departure of skinsman Louie Gasparro, THE RESURRECTION SORROW have enlisted the help of longtime friend Bill Angelini -- also a previous bandmate of TRS bassist Alex Coelho in NYC act Malstrom -- rounding out the TRS lineup by vocalist Alex Dementia and guitarist Zak Gross.
THE RESURRECTION SORROW "Unholy Divine Tour Part II: Doom In June Weekend Warpath Style" tour dates are as follows:
6/11/2010 The Feel Your Boobies Breast Cancer Benefit @ State College VFW - State College, PA
6/12/2010 Lotsa Metal Club (behind Lotsa Pasta) - Clifton Heights, PA
6/18/2010 Legends Rock Bar - Gales Ferry, CT
6/19/2010 The Electric Company - Utica, NY
6/24/2010 St. Jerome's Bar - New York, NY (Smell the Glove/Midnight Dreams party, no TRS set)
6/25/2010 Crazy 8's! - Seaford, DE
6/26/2010 Krug's Place - Frederick, MD
Just For Fun
While this skit has been online for a few years, it's too good to pass up sharing with you all. Check out the video below for a lounge music arrangement using the actual words of the Cannibal Corpse song "Rancid Amputation."