Metal News for July 12, 2009
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Dutch death metal band Pestilence got their start back in 1986 and released four full-length albums before deciding to disband and focus on other projects. Front man Patrick Mameli has now brought Pestilence back to life and has released the aptly titled "Resurrection Macabre," which is the band's first studio album in 16 years. Patrick spoke with me about the band's new line-up and the plans for recording a new album again soon. More...
BLOOD OF KINGU has revealed the cover art for their debut album, "De Occulta Philosophia," which will be released on august 28th. The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
1. Indoarika Incognita
2. Your Blood, Nubia! Your Power, Egypt!
3. Mummu Tiamat
4. Stronghold Of Megaliths, Thorns And Human Bones
5. Slaughter Of Shudras
6. Lair Of Night Abzu
7. Black Spectral Wings of Shaman
9. Chambers Of Inpu-Sub More...
British thrash metal legends Onslaught has posted a live version of their classic song, "Metal Forces" on their Myspace page. You can check it out by clicking here. The track comes from the bands first ever live album, "Live Damnation" which will be released worldwide on July 20th through Candlelight Records. The album also contains a bonus DVD which features live footage and interviews.
After raising hell for most of the 1970’s, today LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant received a CBE from Prince Charles for “services to music” four years after bandmate Jimmy Page was awarded an OBE.
LED ZEPPELIN has sold over 200m albums worldwide. In December 2007 the band reunited to play a one-off show before nearly 20,000 fans at London’s 02 Arena with the late Bonham’s son Jason playing the drums.
As was previously reported, Dark Funeral, Cradle of Filth, Hate, Satyricon, Blood Red Throne, Moonspell, Amon Amarth, Obituary, and Enslaved have all canceled their appearances at the Unholy Fest. Demonical has now also issued the following statement about canceling their appearance at the festival:
"We have canceled our appearance at the Unholy Fest. As we all know by now this festival is a massive fake and will not happen at all.
"We were very skeptical to the festival already from the beginning as we knew the promoters reputation but of course we hoped for the best. We feel sorry for all those who have bought a ticket, hopefully you are able to get a refund."
Pelican's song "A Delicate Sense Of Balance" from City of Echoes has been featured in a FOX BMX video in Andalucia. You can watch the video here in Episode 3.
In related band news, the "Champions Of Sound 2008" 2x7inch vinyl is available in the Hydra Head Webshop. In addition to Pelican's unreleased track, "Winds With Limbs," there are also tracks from Kayo Dot, Zozobra and Stove Bredsky.
A new two-part video interview has been posted online with Sepultura vocalist Derrick Green. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following updated tour schedule:
8/22 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
8/29 VnV Rock Altitude Festival Le Locle, Switzerland
9/3 Kiff Aarau, Switzerland
9/16 Monterey Metal Fest. Monterey, Mexico
10/14 Czar Tampa, Florida
10/15 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
10/16 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
10/17 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
10/18 B.B. King Blues Club New York, New York
10/19 Les Foufounes Electroniques Montreal, Quebec
10/20 The Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
10/21 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
10/22 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan
10/23 The Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
10/24 Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
10/25 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
10/27 The Venue Vancouver, British Columbia
10/28 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
10/29 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
10/30 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
10/31 The Jumping Turtle San Marcos, California More...
Florida's Wykked Wytch will embark on their first European headlining tour this August in support of their current album "Memories of a Dying Whore." The tour will kick-off with an appearance at Ilha Do Ermal Festival in Portugal.
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
8/29 ILHA DO ERMAL FESTIVAL VIEIRA DO MINHO - PORTUGAL
8/31 SALA HEAVEN D.C. CACIEDO DE CAMARGO - SPAIN
9/1 ROCK SOUND BARCELONA - SPAIN
9/2 LE LOCAL MARSEILLE - FRANCE
9/3 MARMAJA LIVE CLUB MILAN - ITALY
9/4 AMALGAME CLUB YVERDON - SWITZERLAND
9/5 BOILER ROOM REGENSBURG - GERMANY
9/6 DIEHALLE FRANKFURT - GERMANY
9/8 BALLROOM-HAMBURG HAMBURG - GERMANY
9/9 THE FRONTLINE GENT - BELGIUM
9/11 LITTLE DEVIL TILBURG - NETHERLANDS
Croatian metallers Omega Lithium have posted a new music video online for the song "Stigmata." The video can be viewed below. More...
New Zealand's Dawn of Azazel has signed a record deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's new album "Relentless" is currently set for an October 13th release date.
Unique Leader Records issued the following statement about the album release:
”Relentless will be a release that will stand the tests of time. So many unforgettable hooks and memorable song writing along with some of the most original and powerful vocals used in extreme metal today, period!!” More...
Two new fan filmed video clips have been posted online of Tesla performing live in Munich on July 8th. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
A new audio interview has been posted online with Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton. The interview, which was conducted by Metal Express Radio in Norway, can be found here.
Italian metallers Disarmonia Mundi have issued the following announcement about streaming their entire new album on their MySpace page:
"Hey dudes, in our MySpace page you can listen to a full preview of the new 'Nebularium + The Restless Memoirs EP' and you can buy directly from there MP3 files (320
kbit) DRM free!
"And the DOUBLE DIGIPACK DELUXE edition is finally available at special price from our official store here. Enjoy!"
Indian melodic metallers Demonic Resurrection have re-released their 2007 EP titled "Beyond The Darkness" online as a free download here.
The EP was released in 2007 by Demonstealer Records as part of a 3-way split "Rise Of The Eastern Blood'"which also featured Dusk (Pakistan) and Severe Dementia (Bangladesh).
Music TV has posted a live video interview online with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich during the band's stop in Milan, Italy on June 22nd. The interview can be viewed below. More...
Sweden's Infernal, which features former Necrophobic / Dark Funeral guitarist David Parland, has issued the following announcement about recording new material:
"Well, it's still hot as HELL and I am mostly too tired to do that very much except working with INFERNAL and staying indoors. New material is coming soon, but we have to wait to beginning of August to start the recordings again. As well, we have slowly started to deal with some record labels, so we'll see what turns out of it. Our goal is to release the upcoming full-length early 2010. We have most of the material for it already."
Australian black metallers Zeta Reticuli have issued the following announcement about offering their demo "Through Twilight Openings" as a free download:
"Feel free to download our demo; Through Twilight Openings
"Actual physical release is limited to 30 copies on cassette, first 10 are printed in colour and the rest are printed in black and white."
The Gathering has issued the following announcement about posting a new video clip online, which can be viewed below:
"After the try out Impressions we put online yesterday, we want to present our brand new video 'All You Are' from our latest album 'The West Pole'. We've just finished it and didn't want to keep it from you any longer! The video contains lots of live images shot at Graspop Metal Meeting 2009 festival. It has been a very nice creative process, and we're planning do make more video's from songs of our album 'The West Pole' in the near future!" More...
U.K. black metallers Blutvial have issued the following announcement about streaming another track from their upcoming album on their MySpace page:
"THE LAST POST: HIRAETH The last sample from the forthcoming debut album.
"The epic conclusion.... I Speak of the Devil will be out on Spikefarm Records on July 20th!!!"
Draconian has posted a live video clip online, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the clip:
"Dear friends! We'd like to share this liveclip from Rivne, Ukraine with you which turned out pretty well considering the circumstances. We'd love to have good video footage from the wonderful Kiev show as well, but unfortunately we didn't have the same possibility as with the Rivne set-up the day before.
"The gig was cool, and the arrangers were dedicated, kind and considerate. The whole Ukrainian experience was indeed unforgettable, with lots of laughs, great beer, long nights and nice dedicated people... Just as it should be! :) The organizers for this particular event wanted to immortalize the Draconian experience for their industrial town, and this is the result." More...
Katatonia has issued the following recording update:
“It has been play time down the rathole! Like kids in a toy store we lined up a wide arsenal of analogue and digital pedals for any needs. We brought out all kinds of different effects to color both clean and dirty guitar parts as well as fx leads and anything in the twilight zone between guitar and synth sounds. Sometimes we've been wanting to go for a old broken 70's sound, maybe spiced with old analoge pedals such as Sovtek's Small Stone pedal that was built in the shell of an old landmine. Multieffect pedals such as the flagship in TC Electronics G-System, just as the Boss GT-3, my old companion for the last 10 years has been up and running to provide some of my custom settings maybe for the last time... From Guyatone, Seymour Duncan and Electro-harmonix we used various tube pedals such as a couple of overdrives, reverbs, stereo delays and tremolos and compressors. No need to put your trust in plug-ins, if you can have the real deal in hardware.
"On the amplification side we explored the clean channels of both the Alligator and Mr. Hector amps and the good ol' rectifer together with Celestion equipped speaker cabs from Laboga. Great thick, full clean tone.
"Instrument wise, the active emg's has done it's work and for the clean guitar parts we have been through various passive single coils, split humbuckers or a combination of both on a bunch of different top of the line guitars. More...
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth has issued the following announcement about seeking fan input on the top 10 metal bands:
"I want to ask for a list of the top metal bands to put on my show. Let's figure out a way to make a list of the top 10 or top 100 for all I care, but make sure that its cool stuff and not obscure crap that I wouldn't listen to.
"I want to make a radio station in the US that will be hard to turn off. Kinda like the old KNAC was. Of course I have very bizarre musical tastes, and some of those songs will never see a playlist on the show, but that doesn't mean I won't talk about them.
"I am going white water rafting today for a short vacation and will be ready to start going over music that I picked and suggestions that y'all make when I return; if I am not in a body cast. More...
Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno has announced the following extra tour dates in Canada:
9/11 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
9/12 The Warehouse, Calgary AB, Canada
9/14 Wild Bills, Banff AB, Canada
9/16 TBC Canada
9/17 Mavericks, Dawson Creek BC, Canada
9/18 Better Than Freds, Grande Prairie AB, Canada
9/19 Billy Outlaw Inn, Slave Lake AB, Canada
Terrorizer conducted a video interview with vocalist Piotr Wiwczarek of Polish metallers Vader at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France. The video can be viewed below. More...
As was previously reported, Ozzy Osbourne announced in an interview with Classic Rock magazine that he had parted with long time guitarist Zakk Wylde, saying that “Well, I’m getting a new guitar player as we speak, and everyone has been saying to me for a long time, ‘Get Johnny 5!’ And I tried him at one time and I didn’t really give him a chance. We’ll see, I don’t know. I haven’t fallen out with Zakk, but Zakk’s got his own band, and I felt like my stuff was beginning to sound like BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. I just felt like I wanted a change, y’know?"
Zakk Wylde has updated his Twitter page with the following statement which indicates he was unaware that he was being replaced:
"I'm doing Blizzcon with him in August and supposed to finish up the cd in September....this is news to me. I haven't heard anything about this. Until I talk to the Boss I don't know. I love Ozzy."