Metal News for July 18, 2010
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19 news articles posted on this day.
Noctem will be composing new material this summer 2010 for their followup to “Divinity.” This new album will be the second part of the trilogy that started with "Divinity." The tittle of the album, lyrical content and cover of it will be revealed soon. In the meantime you can check out some of Noctem's music on their MySpace player.
Finnish experimental black metal act Impaled Nazarene have announced that they have decided to part ways with guitarst Jarno Anttila. Jarno Anttila had been with the band for 18 years but has left on good terms.
Impaled Nazarene commented by saying:
"First things first; After 18 years, Anttila has stepped aside from Impaled Nazarene. There is no drama or bullshit involved. Jarno is simply too busy with his work and family. Cheers and beers to Jarno for sticking with us that long. Jarno's departure does not affect our plans. We will continue as a four-piece."
Impaled Nazarene have also announced the titled for their upcoming studio album. The titled has been set as "Road To The Octagon" and is scheduled for release in November 2010 through Osmose Productions.
Springfield, Massachusetts metalcore act All That Remains have confirmed thier appearance for the upcoming Woodshock festival. The Woodshock music festival is set to take place August 13th and 14th, 2010 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. All That Remains are headlining the second day, Saturday August 14th, with dirst support from Straight Line Stitch.
Woodshock Music Festival confirmed line-up:
All That Remains
Straight Line Stitct
This Blessed Hatred
Kansas City, Missouri progressive metallers Solace and Stable have uploaded a brand new song titled "Control" to their myspace page. The comes off of the band's upcoming studio ablum "The Systematic Erosion Of Integrity" which is due sometime near the end of 2010. "The Systematic Erosion Of Integrity" is the follow up to their 2009 release "Adaption and the Seclusive Remedy."
You can hear the new song "Control" here.
U.K. based act band Conspires To... has issued the following comments on the inspiration for the band's songs:
"The mind works in mysterious ways. Sometimes I can go weeks with no inspiration, then get hit with loads of ideas at once. The inspiration can last a day or two, or for months, it all seems pretty random, and I could never really work out where the ideas were coming from. Then I started to have some really vivid and seemly random dreams, which would wake me up and leaving me thinking 'what was that all about.'
"I would mention this to my wife, who would start to offer suggestions as to what might have been the catalyst for these nocturnal visions. These ranged from pretty obvious things like, the movie we watched before we went to bed, to something someone had said, or somewhere we had been. Things sometimes tracked back to really innocuous and seemingly irrelevant happening.
Anyway this started me thinking about where some of my songs were coming from. Allegiance was started by the General Election and the World Cup, although I did n't directy have this in mind when I wrote it. Kill the King came to me whils mowing the lawn, probably nothing to do with that, although may it have had some parallel's with Stephen King's Lawn Mower man, but thinking back I had had a particularly crap week at work.....well it speaks for itself really. More...
Kansas based metal act Diskreet has issued the following announcement about touring with Antagonist and The Breathing Process:
"We will be hitting the road with Antagonist, The Breathing Process, & Wretched late Aug to promote our new album 'Engage The Mechanicality.' Also check out Antagonist & Wretched's new albums!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
8/1 2010 Aftershock Merriam, KS
8/23 2010 The Riot Room Kansas City, MO Find Tickets
8/26 2010 The Champ Lemoyne, PA
8/27 2010 Broadway Joe's Buffalo, NY
8/31 2010 Artemus Performance Tilton, NH
9/3 2010 Blue Shamrock Lowell, MA
9/4 2010 EL N GEE CLUB New London, CT
9/6 2010 TJ Fatboys Rocky Mount, Virginia
9/7 2010 The Brewery Raleigh, NC
9/9 2010 The Oasis Charleston, SC
9/10 2010 Wynfield’s Satellite Beach, fl
9/11 2010 Liquid Scripts Longwood, Florida
9/15 2010 The Pulse Mobile, AL
9/16 2010 The High Ground Metairie, LA
9/17 2010 Badfish Bar Pearland, Tx
9/18 2010 Fat Daddy's Dallas, Tx
9/19 2010 Zombie San Antonio, Texas
9/21 2010 The Fusion Factory Albuquerque, NM
9/23 2010 The Old World Pheonix, Arizona
9/24 2010 Cobalt Cafe Canoga Park, CA
9/25 2010 The Dome Bakersfield, CA
9/26 2010 Club Retro Fresno, CA
9/27 2010 The Cabin Elmira, Ca
9/29 2010 Studio 7 Seattle, WA
9/30 2010 The Cretin Hop Spokane, Washington More...
Vocalist Fenjorn of Swiss folk metal act Sunuthar has issued the following brief update about streaming an alternate version of the "Us Auter Zyt" song online:
"Hello. So after a long time of testing instruments and plug-ins I have already uploaded a new version of the song 'Us auter zyt' please listen and feel free to write a comment. Thanks for watching and listening. Horns up and best regards."
You can check out the track via the Sunuthar MySpace page.
Avenged Sevenfold has now posted the unedited version online of the new "Nightmare" music video. The video clip can be viewed below.
Sweden's Decadence has checked in with a third tour report from the band's time in Venezuela. An excerpt from the report follows:
The concert was over and the huge adrenalin rush from the night before had eased. The day after was a day of pure chill-out. We in Decadence met in the morning for breakfast and then we headed straight for the pool! It was great to know that we had the whole day to do whatever we wanted. We stayed by the pool for a couple of hours until Roberto and Jorge from our crew arrived. We took it easy, talked and after a while we had some new plans going! Later that evening our Venezuelan Street Team would come to our hotel and hang out. Other than that we wanted to see more of Caracas during the next-coming days so we decided to head up to the mountains for one day and also see some more of the city during the other days. We also had two photoshoots planned, one for the Cancer Foundation to be done at Hard Rock Café in Caracas and the other for promo shots in a modified hotel room! Our last day in Venezuela was already reserved for the Decadence Goodbye Party at a local pub.
After so many hours of chill-out by the pool we all looked like lobsters. The Street Teamers arrived later during the evening, Hirax joined in and we had lots of fun the rest of that night! The next day we met Jorge and he took us to some Venezuelan shopping malls – much different to what we’re used to in Europe! We were at the El Tolon mall and stayed and took some coffee and tea at Havanna Café at the mall CC San Ignacio (where the Meet n’ Greet was held before).More...
New Mexico's Kryoburn has posted online the second in the "Kryonicles" video blog series. The new clip, which can be viewed below, also includes information about an upcoming release from Kryobrun.
Germany's Lacrimas Profundere has issued the following brief comment about streaming a track online off the limited bonus edition from the band's latest album: "Hi Rockers! Check out 'Of Words and Rain' off our Bonus Ltd. Edition of 'The Grandiose Nowhere' Album!!! Wait for your comments, Cheers and - we love you!!!" The song "Of Words and Rain" is available for streaming via the official Lacrimas Profundere MySpace page.
In a recent interview with Free! Magazine, Megadeth's Shawn Drover revealed that the band has begun working on ideas for a new full-length album. An excerpt from the interview can be found below.
What about your last album “Endgame”? How happy are you with it – musically and commercial wise?
Shawn: We’re very happy with it. In terms of success – the way things are with the Internet downloading and stealing music it can’t be compared to earlier time when records sold platinum – times have changed. That’s the way life is and how the music industry is right now. Bands don’t sell as much as they used do which sucks but its (the “Endgame” album”) very critically acclaimed record, many people really love it, our fans love it. As long as we have fans there actually isn’t anything to worry about. And we get new fans every time. We just keep doing our best and hoping for the best. And the sales have been down for everybody. But I still consider this album a success.
I read that you are working on a new album and it should be out in 2011. Is that right?
Shawn: We’re talking about it. We have been in a tour mode at the moment but we have started to work on a couple of ideas. But just very few ideas only. During a sound check we recorded a few ideas but we’re going to finish this world tour and then come together and start working out these ideas. We hope it will be out next year but we’ll see how things will go.More...
Read the full article at Free! Magazine.
Sweden's One Without has posted footage online of the band's time in studio Utposten recording a new album. The footage can be found below.
Israel's Soul Torture has posted a cover version online of the Arch Enemy track "End of the Line." The song can be found in the clip below.
Dutch metallers Fuelblooded have issued the following update about streaming another song online off the band's latest album "Off the Face of the Earth:"
"Hi folks, not much happening in the FB camp these days, but we thought it would be nice to brighten up your day by posting another song from our new album, 'Off the Face of the Earth', right here on our official MySpace site.
"This song is the closer of the album, 'Demonized'. Definitely a signature Fuelblooded song, with lots of changes throughout the song. And it is still catchy, too! Enjoy it for now, along with all the other stuff we already posted here. Check out the video for 'The End Starts Here' yet? We'll be back later when there is more news to share!"
The video clip for "The End Starts Here" can also be viewed below. More...
Greek death metal act Human Rejection has issued the following announcement about recruiting guitarist Stelios of the band Erectus:
"HR would love to announce that the band welcomes Stelios the stelth koslidis guitar player of the Greek death metal band Erectus as the second guitar player of the band! Stelios is a sound engineer and the man behind the second album of human rejection and the man that will be behind the 3rd album that is coming soon! More info soon!"
You can also check out Human Rejection songs via the band's MySpace page.
In Dread Response has posted a music video online for the song "Stillborn Kingdom," which is off the band's album "From the Oceanic Grave." The clip can be viewed below.
Spain's Non Essential has posted a video of a new track recently recorded at ARS Studios. The video clip can be viewed below, and the band also commented on the song:
"At last you can hear one of the songs recorded at ARS Studios. Here's the first cut, with which we have also presented with a video made with pictures of our recording. We hope for comments!"
The relationship between punk rock and heavy metal has been one containing as much respect as it does rivalry. While many fans of both genres have criticised the other for varying reasons, there's no doubt that without punk, the variation that we enjoy in today's metal music wouldn't exist. After the first wave of punk in the seventies, a harsher, angrier form of the music would begin in both the United States, and the United Kingdom. Of all the bands in the U.K., Scotland's The Exploited were regarded as one of the best and their influence can be heard as much today in metal, as it can in punk.
The band was formed in 1979 in the Scotish capital of Edinburgh and began gaining more of a following when vocalist Terry Buchan was removed from the band, being replaced by his older brother Walter aka Wattie, who had just returned home after serving in the British army. The band quickly formed their own label and released their debut EP, "Army Life" soon after, which spent more than 18 months in the top 20 of the British independent charts. They gained more independent success afterwards with such singles as "Barmy Army" and "Dogs Of War," which have since gone on to become staples of the band's live shows. The Exploited then proved that they were not just a singles band in 1981, when they released their first album, "Punk's Not Dead." With it's iconic title and vicious attitude, The Exploited captured the minds of frustrated British youths and spat in the face of journalists who had dismissed punk as a flash in the pan. Another outstanding album followed the next year in the form of "Troops Of Tomorrow," which featured the song, "UK82." The song was featured in the Tim Roth movie "Made In Britain," as well as being so important, that the British hardcore punk scene of the time, featuring such other bands as Discharge and G.B.H. was named after it.
After two more albums, "Let's Start A War (Said Maggie One Day)" and "Horror Epics," the band changed musical styles somewhat with their fifth album, "Death Before Dishonour," which featured a sound much more in the vein of crossover thrash. The album cover itself seemed to capture the band's crossover appeal brilliantly, as it featured British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher holding hands with the Grim Reaper, blending the 80s heavy metal imagery with their continued punk beliefs. Ever since then, the group has carried on this musical style, reaching the ears of both punks and metal fans with their aggressive message of anarchy and anti-authoritarianism that's as true today as it was thirty years ago. The Exploited are currently writing material for a brand new album, which will be their first since 2003's, "Fuck The System." More...