Metal News for July 1, 2008
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19 news articles posted on this day.
Legendary death metal outfit INTERMENT has signed to Pulverised Records. The band is currently hard at work with the new and untitled full-length album, which could see a possibilie release in the first quarter of 2009.
SATHANAS will be entering Innertube studio in September to begin recording thier upcoming release for Pagan Records. Mixing and mastering will be handled by Necromorbus studios for an expected release in early 2009, followed by a European tour through Dreamtide Music. The new Sathanas album's cover art will be handled by Kris Verwimp.
Rising Records has announced the signing of Maltese extreme metallers Dying Signals. The band will be recording their debut album in Spring 2009.
The band comments on the signing:
"We are delighted to announce that we have signed to Uk based Label Rising Records. Home to Bands such as Trigger the bloodshed, Nato, Nex, Many Things Untold, and many more.
"We are currently working on our first full length album. The album will be recorded at Rising Records residential studio in Ipswich, will be produced and mixed by Mark Daghorn who has worked with bands such as Cradle of filth,One minute silence. The Album will be distributed throughout Europe, Uk and Ireland via Spv and Rsk. The album will be available at all good Record stores ( Hmv, zavvi..etc) and also available on online stores.
"The band will be entering the studio on the 30th of March 2009.
"Following the release of the album, we will tour the Uk to promote the band and the album.
"We are excited for future plans and we would like to thank all of you for your support."
Canadian deathcore destruction squad DESPISED ICON has been confirmed for a small UK tour run in August with Cephalic Carnage.
Furthermore, the band will embark on the Altamont Never Say Die! Tour 2008 in November featuring such prolific acts as Parkway Drive, Unearth, Architects, Protest The Hero and more.
Here are the latest DESPISED ICON tour dates: More...
Maggie Durand, former CRYPTOPSY keyboardist/samplist, posted an update about her departure from the band on her MySpace page:
"You guys never saw me on stage, interview and videos with Cryptopsy because, both of us decided that it was better for me to leave the band for many reasons, but the principal one is money problems. Many year ago, I put that little picture on my VF profile that says that "Everytime you steal music, god kills a kitten..." I WAS THAT F*CKING KITTEN, YOU, STUPID A*SHOLES DOWNLOADERS AND THERE IS NO GOD!!! Yes, I assure you, downloading music unfortunatly kills great artists. Everyone in the media/entertainment industries is really worrying about the problem. So because of it I didn't had the luck to experiment what's a video clip realization, neither what's a worldtour, but my tracks will be on the album next to come and I still really glad about it : The Unspoken King (Avaible 24th June in America), SO BUY IT IF YOU LIKE IT. For the orther bands who says in their little monkey mind : OMG! She's free to be in an other band ... Before to get involved as a keyboarder/samplist/back vocal in an other band, I'll do and wear a 5 meters long necklace made with my own intestines and wear my ex-boyfriend's bloody nuts as ear buckles before it... So it means I never want to be involved in a band again, until I'm classified as music arranger or music composer by contract for them. This adventure doesn't bored me at all about music, I still working on my compagny (still very slow, but in progress) and may accept any contract for film/video games music scoring, band intros/arrangements/compositions, piano show (In Quebec province, except if pay is really interesting...) So, I finished my explanation right here, hope you still enjoy my songs and "Don't worry, be happy" (Did you know that the author of this hit actually kill himself one day after writing it? Paradoxe...)"
Maggie Durand was just recently announced as a new member of Cryptopsy along with 3 Mile Scream vocalist Matt Mcgachy in March this year.
Danish extreme death metallers, Exmortem, have recently finished recording their forthcoming 6th album. The band has self produced this record, while mixing was done by Jacob Bredahl (HateSphere, Last Mile). The album has been titled "Funeral Phantom" and will be released worldwide on the 20th of October 2008.
The tracklist is as following:
1. Black Opium
2. Souls of Tyrants
3. Fixed in Slime
4. Funeral Phantom
5. The Vultures Gather
6. Anger Trumpet Blow
8. For the Grave of History
9. Slow Death Regimes
10. A View to a Death in the Morning
Hardcore band At Home In Hell put a unique spin on their music by providing an elaborate black light show and utilizing masks and costumes during live performances. After playing their set at the Hostferd tour they spoke about how their lyrics come from real life, every day anger that anyone can relate to and how they are trying to make their band as big as it can get. More...
San Diego's Sever Your Ties have posted a new song online, entitled "Hand In Hand," on their MySpace page. The song comes off of their upcoming debut album, "Safety In The Sea," which will be released on July 8th.
German metal band, Haggard, have announced the track listing for their new album, "Tales Of Ithiria," which is to be released on August 29th through Drakkar Records.
The track listing for "Tales Of Ithiria," (cover art) is as follows:
1. The Origin [01:57]
2. Chapter I - Tales Of Ithiria [08:08]
3. From Deep Within [00:25]
4. Chapter II - Upon Fallen Autumn Leaves [06:37]
5. In des Königs Hallen (Allegretto Siciliano) [02:03]
6. Chapter III - La Terra Santa [04:55]
7. Vor dem Sturme [00:35]
8. Chapter IV - The Sleeping Child [06:10]
9. Hijo De La Luna [04:20]
10. On These Endless Fields [01:03]
11. Chapter V - The Hidden Sign [06:25]
German heavy metal band, Grave Digger, have announced a European tour with Alestorm and a special guest in January 2009. Dates are as follows:
01/15 – Halle - Easy Schorre
01/16 – Lichtenfels - Stadthalle
01/17 – Glauchau- Alte Spinnerei
01/18 – Berlin - Columbia Club
01/19 – Bochum - Zeche
01/20 – Aschaffenburg - Colosaal
01/21 – Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
01/22 – Saarbrücken - Garage
01/23 – Speyer - Halle 101
01/24 – Andernach - Juz Live Club
01/25 – Hamburg - Markthalle
01/26 – München - New Backstage
01/27 – CH - Pratteln- Z7
At the moment grave digger are writing new songs and will head into the studio for preproduction on June 20.
Canadian progressive death metallers, Into Eternity, have posted, on their MySpace page, the full album version of the song "Diagnosis Terminal." The song, which was previously released as a rough mixed demo on their MySpace page, comes off their upcoming album entitled "The Incurable Tragedy," which is to be released in Europe on August 25th and in North America on September 2
Guitarist Tim Roth comments, "The album version of Diagnosis Terminal just got put up today. I know you all have heard the song already, but here is the real deal for you all. In the next while I'm sure we'll have another track for you all. The release date is coming up, so we hope you will all enjoy the new album. Thanks for all the support!"
Singapore thrash metal band Bhelliom has posted a brand new song, entitled "Solace and Fear," on their MySpace player. The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Colossal Tragedy," which will be out in August.
Whitechapel will be signing autographs at the Midland Park Mall Hot Topic located at 4511 N. Midkiff Drive, Midland, TX 79705 on Monday, July 7th at 1PM. Beginning Monday, June 30th, purchase the new Whitechapel CD, "This Is Exile," or any Whitechapel CD or Whitechapel T-shirt from the Midland Park Mall Hot Topic location ONLY and receive a wristband that guarantees the opportunity to meet Whitechapel on July 7th (Limit one wristband and autograph per person. Space is limited. No cameras will be allowed).
For more info call the Midland Park Mall Hot Topic at 432-694-0505.
Swedish death metal band, ANATA, who are currently recording their as-yet untitled upcoming new album, have decided to purchase studio equipment instead of buying studio time. Vocalist/guitarist FREDRIK SCHALIN comments, "Why waste money in the studio, let's buy their equipment instead!"
SCHALIN and bassist HENRIK DRAKE reveal details of the recording method, some of the band's new bass and guitar gear and info about a new song in their new studio report.
FREDRIK SCHALIN comments: "On the previous album, we chose to record only clean, lined guitar tracks. We did this in order to make up the final sound later, in a process called re-amping. Although the sound may have ended up a bit too mellow on that album, the recording technique is ingenious. And since we always throw the studio guys out anyway (and do all the tracking ourselves), we thought this time we should instead set up a temporary recording unit at my place. So we bought the Motu 2408 sound card we had previously used in Studiomega, set some computers and pre-amps up and started recording." More...
Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of Sweden's own MISERATION.
MISERATION is the latest effort from SCAR SYMMETRY Vocalist Christian Älvestam and Jani Stefanovic (Essence of Sorrow, Divinefire), who together perform a fast, brutal and aggressive melodic style of metal. LIFEFORCE RECORDS will give the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, "Your Demons, Their Angels," a worldwide release. The album will be release on September 15th throughout Europe and on October 28th in the U.S.
Christian Älvestam comments:
"After a few months of negotiating, we are very happy and excited to announce that we have now inked a new deal with Lifeforce Records. It's an up and coming, easy-going and down-to-earth label with a lot of great bands and releases under its wings and we are really looking forward to start cooperating... With Lifeforce Records watching our backs, supporting us, we now look to the future with nothing but confidence! See you there!"
Chicago's NOVEMBERS DOOM, who are currently touring in Europe and will release its first live DVD "The Novella Vosselaar: Live in Belgium" on August 5th, 2008 via THE END RECORDS, has issued an update.
In a posting online, vocalist Paul Kuhr relates how good of an experience this year's Graspop Metal Meeting was for the band:
"What an amazing festival. I've never seen anything that operates so smoothly. This is easily a career highlight for us. We played to a solid crowd of thousands in early afternoon. Sensational all the way around, from the staff and crew, and the fans here are incredible. We might not come home! Our entire set was pro shot, and I've posted a song from the set on Youtube.
"You can see ‘Dark World Burden’ by using the following link.
"Enjoy, and we'll give you a full update of the next 3 shows when we get home. Cheers!"
The tracklisting for "The Novella Vosselaar: Live in Belgium" is: More...
Australia's VIRGIN BLACK, who are are returning to the United States and Canada this fall to tour with with Finland's AMORPHIS and Switzerland's SAMAEL, are also returning to Mexico for some tour dates as well.
About returning to Mexico, singer/keyboardist Rowan London comments, "Following the amazing response from our previous visit and the almost desperate requests for a return, we proudly announce that Mexico will be included in Virgin Black's 2008 forays in the flesh; meaning, we will be appearing live in Mexico in September. This enhances greatly an already highly anticipated tour of the U.S. and Canada alongside Amorphis and Samael. Bless thy bleeding ears."
The band recently released the album 'Requiem - Fortissimo' (on THE END), the second instalment of a trilogy, an album that exhumes the death/doom vibe of early Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride.
The latest Virgin Black tour dates are as follows: More...
Slipknot's new song "Psychosocial" was playing yesterday in Hot Topic stores, but is also streaming on-demand on iheartmusic.com starting today, July 1st courtesy of Clear Channel Music. (Look in the main image that cycles through several different band features)
The new Slipknot album, "All Hope Is Gone," will be available on August 26th.
West Virginia metal/hardcore band Ten Year Scar has announced that they are breaking up. Here's the announcement from the band:
"We will be parting ways as a band. we know, it sucks!! Travis has a family member in ill health, and he wants to take some time away from music to focus on his family and other things.
"This was an amicable decision, it goes without saying we support Travis fully, he is a friend and brother to all of us. You will see some of us out on the scene, playing music and feeding the fire as usual. Whatever happens to the individual members of TYS, we are 100% supportive of each other in our creative endeavors.
"Our last show will be July 26 at Cookies here in good ol' Martinsburg, with Admiral Browning, TWF and Live to Die. Please come out and support us, and three ass-kicking, mind-blowing bands.
"Our other dates at Cookies, August 23 and September 27, have been given to our friends to take over. Please go out to these shows and support our buddies and brothers. August 23 will feature Vox Populi, Admiral Browning and Stifling. September 27, TWF and a few other bands will be kicking your ass.
"Please continue to support the local music scene!
"Thank you for all of your support, and love. We have made so many incredible friends in the past 4 years, and had some amazingly fun times together."