Metal News for July 17, 2011
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8 news articles posted on this day.
Painface disbanded shortly after releasing the band's debut album, “Fleshcraft.” Despite having a ton of buzz for being led by the former frontman of Slipknot, Painface left the scene almost as soon as it joined. After a decade of inactivity, the band is currently in the studio recording a long awaited follow up album.
Metalunderground.com recently had the opportunity to interview singer Anders Colsefni about the new album's progress and the band's future plans. More...
Two New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans, Satan and Witchfynde, have announced that they will be teaming up together for a show at the Purple Turtle in Camden, North London on October 1st. The show is in support of two compilation albums released by Satan this year, "Into The Fire/Kiss Of Death" and "The Early Demos." More information about the show will be revealed once it becomes available.
Cobwebs of Deception has posted a song online paying tribute to Santa Muerte, which can be heard in the player below. The song comes off the band's upcoming "Malevolent Spirit" album.
You can also check out the song "Temptation of Legion" by heading over to this location.
Inner Sanctvm recently announced the band finished work on a second full-length album. Inner Sanctvm has now issued the following update about streaming two new songs from the album:
"Two new songs from our new album 'Christi Testamenta' are streaming right now from our Myspace player.
"The choosen songs are 'Machines' and 'Hemoglobin,' and now with the master of our new album in our hands we'll start the process of looking for a new label to call our home."
Additional details on the album's track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available.
Memoira has now posted a third studio video blog online, titled "Band-Aid," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Yeah it's long overdue but here is the third part of our studio diaries. If you can't see the subtitles, click on the little CC button at the bottom of the player to see the translation."
The previously uploaded second studio video clip can be viewed at this location.
Although the circumstances have yet to be revealed, former X Japan and Loudness bass player Taiji Sawada has reportedly passed away. He was 45 years old. The past week, Sawada had been involved in some controversy, after he was arrested on July 11th "for interference with a flight attendant" due to an incident on a plane en route from Japan to Saipan. He then attempted suicide three days later, (July 14th,) over the incident, for which he was allegedly facing federal charges in the United States. It is not yet known if these instances are related to his death.
Taiji Sawada played for the Japanese heavy metal band X Japan from 1985 to 1992, during which time he recorded three albums with group before creative differences forced him to leave and join fellow countrymen Loudness, with whom he appeared on their self-titled 1992 album, as well as their live record, "Once And For All."
Due to contract obligations with their record label, Woods of Ypres is forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The band will be writing and recording a new album instead and apologizes to their fans for this cancellation and promised to make it up.
Replacing Woods of Ypres on this Metalunderground.com-sponsored festival will be Dehumanized, who has not played a live show in nearly ten years.
Tickets for the fifth annual Goregrowler's Ball are on sale now. The event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas on November 18-20, 2011.
The latest bands confirmed are as follows: More...
More often than not with heavy metal bands, many fans will say how much they preferred a band’s early work, often saying the first album was the best and that the band changed their style too much later on. The latter is certainly true of Chicago’s, Ministry, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a Ministry fan who’s favourite album was “With Sympathy.” This album was the first from the band, who formed in 1981 from the ashes of Special Affect, which also featured Groovy Mann, later of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and unlike their later work which heavy metal fans are more familiar with, was a synthpop record, much more in the vein of such bands as Depeche Mode or the melodic pop stylings of Spandau Ballet. The album was a slow seller but nevertheless was able to reach the 90s position in the Billboard album charts.
After parting ways with band member Stephen George, Ministry founder Al Jourgensen performed more or less as a solo artist for the next Ministry record, “Twitch.” While it was still an electronic record, the album contained a heavier and darker tone and once again placed Ministry in the Billboard album charts, though only just this time, reaching a peak position of 194. Following, “Twitch,” Jourgensen began to become interested once again in playing the electric guitar and brought in Paul Barker and William Rieflen of The Blackouts for the next album, “The Land of Rape and Honey.” The record was a huge critical success and featured one of Ministry’s most popular songs, “Stigmata,” which was featured in 1990 film, Hardware. The use of electric guitars on the album made for a more metal approach to their music, which continued and was embellished on the next record, “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.” The album fared a little better than “…Rape and Honey,” earning it the number 163 spot on the Billboard album charts, one place higher than it’s predecessor More...