Metal News for July 23, 2010
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Dallas, TX based act Kill The Client will join Venomous Concept on the west coast leg of an upcoming U.S. tour. These dates will kick-off in mid-September in San Diego, CA and also include Murder Construct on select dates. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.
Kill the Client is currently working on the band's Relapse debut, tentatively titled "Set For Extinction." The new album is expected to see a fall 2010 release date. Additional album details will be made available shortly.
9/15 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick (w/ MURDER CONSTRUCT)
9/16 Hollywood, CA Viper Room (w/ MURDER CONSTRUCT)
9/17 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside (w/ MURDER CONSTRUCT)
9/18 Portland, OR Satyricon
9/19 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Astral Doors has posted two video clips online from the band's performance at the 2010 edition of the Peace and Love festival. The first clip can be found below, and the second can be found after the jump.
DevilDriver has posted the fourth part in the new 25 part "You May Know Us From The Stage" video series, which can be viewed below.
Melechesh has set "The Epigenesis" as the title of the band's fifth album, due later in the year through Nuclear Blast Records. The 11 song release was recorded in the Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey and was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper.
Front man Ashmedi stated: "As I have mentioned earlier, we wanted to defy the norm and record eastwards rather than remain in Europe. This was mainly due to the inspiring surrounding we found in Istanbul as well as the high quality of the studio and gracious staff. This city is a mesh of east and west and had a very long tradition of rock music. The Epigenesis is the result of two months of grueling work and very long hours.
"We took a risk and it paid off; the outcome is phenomenal! The production is very dynamic and big! The album is definitely Melechesh and as always unlike its predecessors and we as a band are exactly where we want to be at this point in time. There are several moods on the album, from very aggressive raw songs with minimal riffs to ritualistic near eastern metal opuses, one of which is a 12-minute song that combines Mid-Eastern music, psychedelic rock and metal. On one third of the album we have used 12-string electric guitars for the main rhythm riffing. We have included two instrumental compositions with completely different moods as well. More...
Spain's Diabulus in Musica has issued the following statement thanking fans for feedback:
"Hey folks! We are very grateful for the success that our debut album is having until now. That’s the reason why we decided to open this blog, because we want to share this happiness with you, without you all nothing would have been possible.
"We would like to thank everybody who listened to ‘Secrets,' wrote us kind messages and comments, attended our shows, helped us in one way or another: making pics or recording these last shows, helping with the stuff and organization at them, making interviews, reviews, fans, press, friends….. A big THANK YOU to you all!"
You can also catch the band live at the following festival appearance:
10/24 2010 METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VIII Wieze, BELGIUM
Triptykon, the new band founded by former Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun mastermind Thomas G. Fischer, has announced that they will be releasing a new EP later this year entitled, "Shatter." This will feature the song of the same name, which was previously only available as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the band's acclaimed debut album, "Eparistera Daimones." No other information has been confirmed as of yet, though it is believed that it will also feature the song, "Crucifixus," which the band use as an intro tape during live performances. There is also word of a song entitled, "I Am The Twilight" being included, with speculation of two other songs named, "Sepultus" and "Among Veiled Spirits," though nothing has been said of these last two songs from sources close to the band recently. Stay tuned for further information including a release date and tracklisting.
MetalSucks has posted a video of the Albuquerque police removing a bunch of religious activists from the grounds of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival for protesting on private property. The commentary of the officers and yells of "Slayer" make this whole thing worthwhile.
Read the full article at MetalSucks for their commentary.
Friday means another round of songs added to the ever growing Rock Band Network, and this week is now exception. Although many previous metal additions to the network have leaned more towards the rock and metalcore end, this week sees some honest-to-Satan real extreme metal. So pull out those drum pads and warm up your vocal chords, because it's time to convince your neighbors hell has spilled onto Earth with live versions of Emperor's "Curse You All Men!" and "Inno a Satana" (although I can't imagine the bass player will be doing much).
The latest Xbox 360 additions added (including the non-metal tracks) are as follows:
The Apples in Stereo - "No One in the World"
Emperor - "Curse All You Men! (Live)"
Emperor - "Inno a Satana (Live)"
Jenium - "Desperate Days"
Valient Thor - "Doublecrossed"
OWL - "Charmed"
Down Factor - "Blinded"
HourCast - "Hell or Hollywood"
a t o m - "To The Otherside"
The Everybody - "Surf Spy"
Tijuana Sweetheart - "No Mercy"
Sleater-Kinney - "Rollercoaster"
Band of Horses - "No One's Gonna Love You"
Brett Merrill and Brendan Carell - "Beautiful Collapse (Stalker)"
Evile - "Plague to End All Plagues"
Bang Camaro - "Blood Red Rock"
Amberian Dawn - "Incubus"
Robby Suavé - "Electro-Heaven"
XTT - "Fighting Back the Bullies"
Stars of Boulevard - "Sabretooth" More...
Midnattsol has issued the following studio update:
"We've done it! Our third album is recorded, including mixing and mastering. And we are really proud of the result – we think it´s amazing. Our feeling is, that everyone of us has developed as well as the band together. Nevertheless we are still Midnattsol. We had an awesome time in Studio E and want to thank Markus Stock for his great work – also as a producer for us."
"But there are still thousands of things to do, until the CD will be released. In the next time, we will work on the cover and artwork for the CD. Of course we will keep you informed about the process. And to shorten the time you have to wait, here is a small video of Carmen's recordings for you."
French metal band Darkness Dynamite has posted the music video for their song "Supernatural" online. The track comes off their new album "The astonishing fury of mankind." Watch the music video below:
Swabian doom metal band MIRROR OF DECEPTION has finished the recordings for their new album, "A Smouldering Fire," (at the vault of END OF GREENs Michelle Darkness). The band has also re-recorded some older material. Currently the band is busy mixing the album at Soundman Studios, to be released in the fall.
Upcoming Mirror of Deception shows are as follows:
23.10.2010 GER - Würzburg - Posthalle - Hammer Of Doom IV (w/ SOLITUDE AETURNUS, GRIFTEGARD, SORCERER)
06.11.2010 AUT - Wien - Escape - Doom Over Vienna V (w/ Isole, MaeL Mórdha, Vortigan)
04.12.2010 GER - Schorndorf - Manufaktur - 20 Years Mirror of Deception (w/ DREAMING + 1 Special Guest)
Dutch metal band Vermin has recently parted ways with drummer Pascal Payens. The band has issued the following update regarding their search for a new drummer:
"We Vermin are looking for a new drummer who knows his blast beats, doublebass patterns , heavy grooves. Preferable in west of Brabant area in Netherlands, who owns a descent drumkit for gigs/recordings; our rehearsal room has a good kit though. Rehearsals near Breda on saturday afternoon, but better options negotionable."
Interested parties can contact the band on their MySpace page.
Oceano has posted the winning video for the "Over The Limit Tour - Almost Famous" contest, which can be viewed below. Earache Records also commented on the contest:
"Oceano's Over The Limit Tour - Almost Famous contest came to a close earlier today and drew a major fan response that put the spotlight on some majorly talented and creative people all over the nation. As the band takes some time to go through the videos to determine the grand prize winner, there has already been one stand out video that's received many positive reviews for combining Oceano's brutality with sheer good humor and fan enthusiasm. In this riotous video by YouTube user, MantisInMyPants702, he shows us how he 'gets pumped' for Oceano
"Beginning tomorrow, Oceano will be hitting the road once again as part of the Over The Limit Tour. It will mark their first major North American co-headlining tour alongside As Blood Runs Black. The tour will also act as a prelude to the release of the band's forthcoming sophomore album, 'Contagion.' Those attending the Over The Limit Tour will be among the first anywhere to hear some of the crushing new material from the album."
The upcoming Oceano tour dates are as follows: More...
Slovenian metal act Bleeding Fist has posted a music video online for the song "Invocation Into Devils' Flesh," which is from the album "Macabrum Bestia Ex Abyssus." The video clip can be viewed below.
Therion bassist Nalle Pahlsson has issued the following message regarding his decision to sit out on the upcoming tours with Therion:
"First of all I want to thank all you fans who watched us in Mexico, Germany and Belgium this summer! Therion have a wonderful, fantastic and enthusiastic audience and I enjoyed every second of the concerts!"
"I'm also very glad, pleased and satisfied about my playing on the forthcoming album 'Sitra Ahra' that will be released in September 2010! I really think this album will be well received by all of you fans! - It´s absolutely great!!"
"I'm writing here to announce that I am not gonna be part of the tour that will start in October 2010, and the reasons are:
1. I'm alone with my two children and it´s not possible for me to be away for over two months.
2. I'm right now studying and I have to complete my education this autumn.
3. I have lately had a drinking-problem, and to be on tour is not the best thing for me right now." More...
Swedish death metal band EVOCATION are currently working on their new album. The band has finished the recordings a few weeks ago. Guitarist Marko comments about the recordings shortly before Thomas did his vocals:
“Everything was progressing just as we planned! For the drums we had some amazing help this time – Roberto Laghi (Producer for In Flames etc.). And the result - well to be honest I haven’t ever heard such an amazing drum sound… Prepare to be blown away… Same goes for the guitars and the bass as well – the sound has progressed and is more evil than ever! Next up to get to work is Thomas (vocals). After having heard his ideas for the vocal patterns together with the songs we all feel very confident that this album will become by far our strongest achievement up to date. It might sound like a cliché but trust me and wait until the album is released…”
At the moment the band is busy mixing and mastering the material. "Apocalyptic" will be released in late October/early November. More...
Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum has announced an upcoming show in Israel at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv in November 5th. Promoter Yishai Swearts from "Raven Music" commented on the show:
"I am proud to announce the first show of Ensiferum in Israel, to happen in November 5th in Tel Aviv, it's a special moment for me as I always wanted to bring the Finnish Heroes over, the band have tons of local fans who are, just like me, highly excited and looking forward to bang heads with the band's victory hymns in the holy land, so big Cheers goes to the band members and King Foo Entertainment for make it happen, we all looking forward to this special event."
Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover has checked in with the following road report:
"By now, all of you here know how much I love playing in my homeland, and yet this time I am even a bit more excited, as we head further east beyond Quebec City to both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (home of 'The Trailer Park Boys' 1 of the funniest shows I have ever seen).
"I have already told my tech 'BIG Nick' that we are going to eat some seafood in Halifax, Nova Scotia-From what my brother Brian told me when he used to live there, it is to die for. 6 great Canadian shows in 10 days then back home for 10 days before we Start American Carnage parts 1 and 2. Awesome."
Spanish thrashers Omission are currently offering three previous demo albums as free downloads. The demos "Day of your Death Arrives," "Yells that Destroy," and "V.P.A." can all be found at this location. You can also hear sample Omission tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Finnish atmospheric metal act The Man-Eating Tree have posted the second video teaser online for their upcoming debut album "Vine." The video also features the debut single from the band in its entirety plus exclusive images of the album's artwork. "Vine" is set for release one September 22nd, 2010 through Century Media Records.
"This Longitude Of Sleep"
Swedish metal band THE CROWN has posted a new song, "Blood O.D.," on their myspace page. The track comes off of their upcoming album, "Doomsday King," which will be released on September 27th via Century Media Records.
Pittsburgh metal band Hero Destroyed has posted a new song, "That's An Axe," on their MySpace page. The track comes off of their upcoming album, "Throes," which will be released on August 31st. The album was recorded with engineer Dave Watson at Soundscape Studios in McKeesport, PA.
German metal/hardcore band Heaven Shall Burn has teamed up with the human rights organization, Amnesty International Germany, to premiere the music video for the new song, “Combat,” which is from their June release, "Invictus," which is now available on Century Media Records. The fully animated, politically charged video was done by Animaatiokopla from Finland, and can be seen below:
Australia's KARNIVOOL are currently wrapping up their SOLD OUT "NEW DAY TOUR" in Australia and has announced that they'll be returning stateside next month for the North American leg. Named after the eight-minute song from their recently released full-length Sound Awake, the "NEW DAY TOUR" will commence August 6th in Vancouver before looping the U.S. and ending in Los Angeles on September 13th. Tampa's Tides Of Man will open for most of the dates.
"It's time for a good ol' North American road trip again," attests guitarist Drew Goddard. "Look for a big white van full of weird Aussies with bad hair and guitars pulling up at a town near you."
Before touching down in the U.S., KARNIVOOL will play their first UK festival slot on Aug 1st as part of the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth with Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden & Iggy & The Stooges. More...
Mercenary has checked in with the following update about the band recording a sixth studio album:
"So our dear friends! As you might have read, we are currently recording our 6th studio album. René has been blogging his fat ass off during the whole process, you can read the blogs at this location.
"We are really exited about this album, and we can't wait to get back on the road again. But until then, keep the faith and thank your for your support!! All the best."
Austrian metal band Dornenreich has issued the following update concerning their upcoming album "Flammentriebe:"
"In a few days we will enter Markus Stock's Studio E to start the recordings for our new album 'Flammentriebe'. We will stay busy with the elaboration of this very album until the end of the year. 'Flammentriebe' will contain eight songs which will combine a dramatic black metal fundament with fiercely flaming violins and voices in a unique way. Multifaceted, passionate and way more grasping than ever before we will express our vision of existential and authentic black metal in the fifteenth year of our existence as Dornenreich. However, 'Flammentriebe' might be the last album that we will build on a metal instrumentation ..."
GOAT THE HEAD has posted their new single, "This Tube Is the Gospel," online for free download at this location. The track comes off of their new album, "Doppelgangers," which will be released on September 13 through Aftermath Music. The band has also revealed the cover art to the new album here.
Nukeateen's 2nd album, "Reginald's Revenge," will be out for download on 26th July 2010 online and will be available on CD towards the end of August.
The new album was mastered by Kramer (Ween and The Butthole Surfers) and recorded in the UK/Australia. Nukeateen will be playing various live gigs and radio shows with their final performance ending on the 4th September supporting Blaze Bayley (former Iron Maiden singer)
You can get a preview of some of the new tracks from Reginald's Revenge at Amazon.com.
Avant-garde jazz-tech-death outfit Starring Janet Leigh have announced a handful of tour dates. The first is the Mountain Metal Madness Fest (MMMF MySpace) in New Hampshire, and the last five dates are a quick jaunt around Ontario with Ion Dissonance and The Last Felony.
Starring Janet Leigh was on the Metal as Art Tour earlier in 2010 and released their debut full length, "Spectrum," in 2009. Check out more tour details and info about Starring Janet Leigh at their MySpace Page.
MOUNTAIN METAL MADNESS FEST w/ Unearth, It Dies Today, many more...
Aug. 14, 2010 - Notre Dame Area, Berlin, New Hampshire, USA
ON TOUR WITH ION DISSONANCE & THE LAST FELONY
Aug. 19th, 2010 - Maverick's, Ottawa, ON
Aug. 20th, 2010 - The Rock Pile, Toronto, ON
Aug. 21st, 2010 - The Chubby Pickle, Windsor, ON
Aug. 22nd, 2010 - Call the Office, London, ON
Aug. 23rd, 2010 - Club Absinthe, Hamilton, ON
Raleigh speed metal band Up From Ashes has announced the addition of Adam Walker on drums. Adam has played in the death metal band Suffering From Sanity. Adam will make his live debut with Up From Ashes on Saturday, 8/28/10 at the DIVEbar Raleigh for a free show.
Thrash vets Fatal Embrace have released their newest album, "The Empires of Inhumanity," on vinyl through Iron Shield Records.
Available in classic black, quirky green or brutal orange splatter, the package includes the gatefold sleeve with complete album art and a poster. These limited edition releases are priced to sell, however:
Black: 275 copies, 12 euros
Green: 150 copes, 14 euros
Splatter: 100 copies, 16 euros
This is an excellent old-school thrash album (check the review here), so any vinyl collectors should go to Iron Shield's MySpace to order, or check out the post by Fatal Embrace on their MySpace to see some pictures of the package.
Brazilian thrash metal band Beyond the Grave has revealed the cover artwork for their debut album "The Terror Beyond." The band has also posted two new songs, "The Silent of Defeat" and "The Wound Steel Bleed," from their new album on their MySpace page.
Inquested has posted a live video of their song "Kill The Messenger" online. The band comments, "As a result of a gig that went really well, great support from the crowd and the venue manager filming some of our songs, here is the first live clip ever of the song Kill The Messenger. This was recorded live at Glassheim, Jevnaker when we played support for Triosphere and Arch Enemy."
Watch the live video below:
The Catholic Church of Costa Rica has criticised the Swedish black metal outfit Marduk for their use of blasphemy and religious iconography. Marduk are scheduled to perform in Costa Rica at the Pepper Disco on July 29th, which will be the band's first concert in the country in seven years.
Mario Segura, Catholic priest and spokesperson for the Curia Metropolitana, said "they should have more respect because they are sacred things", referring to the band's use of religious articles, like an inverted cross in its album cover art. Segura said he considers that this type of music and message cannot encourage any good in Costa Rica's youth.
Ohio progressive black/death metallers LOCUSTA, who regrettably had to skip the entire first week of their US tour with Tennessee black/doom bands Argentinum Astrum due to vehicular trouble, have issued the following update from the road:
Guitarist Dru Silver commented, "Unfortunately, due to van trouble we had to scrap the first week of our tour; we had the (dis)pleasure of breaking down in a dry county in Kentucky for three days, and with the added financial stress of automotive repairs it was next to impossible to go on as planned. Fortunately for us they were mostly regional dates, however we apologize to anyone that was planning on attending any of those shows on either band's behalf. We shall return...
"In other news, we've been immensely enjoying the natural wonders that the western frontier has to offer-- particularly Massacre Rocks/Craters of the moon in Idaho -- and have been getting along great with the folks in Argentinum... practically peas in a pod. The reception has been good so far, and we can't wait for what else this side of the country has to offer! Many thanks to those that have aided us in our journey so far." More...
Today Is The Day has announced their signing to Black Market Activities. Black Market Activities will release Today Is The Day’s ninth studio album in 2011.
August 21, 2010, Today Is The Day kicks off its first US tour in two years. The tour includes dates with Unsane, Keelhaul, and A Storm Of Light, as well as an appearance at the AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash, alonsgide Melvins, Boss Hog, and Hammerhead. The live Today Is The Day line-up consists of frontman Steve Austin, bassist Ryan Jones (Wetnurse) and drummer Curran Reynolds (Wetnurse).
TODAY IS THE DAY tour dates are as follows:
Aug 21 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt (w/ Keelhaul)
Aug 22 - Toronto, ON, CANADA @ Sneaky Dee’s (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 23 - Akron, OH @ Backstage Concert Club (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 24 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 25 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (w/ Keelhaul)
Aug 26 - Madison, WI @ High Noon (w/ Unsane, Keelhaul)
Aug 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s (AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash w/ Melvins, Boss Hog, Hammerhead)
Aug 30 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Aug 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Sept 3 - New York, NY @ Santos (w/ A Storm Of Light)
Sept 4 - Providence, RI @ AS220 (w/ A Storm Of Light)
The Binary Code and MetalSucks.net has unveiled the title track of The Binary Code’s forthcoming new EP, “Priest." Listen to it at this location.
The tracklisting for "Priest" is as follows:
1. Ocean of Light
4. Priest (8-bit version)
German progressive power metal band Blind Guardian recently uploaded the sixth new album, "At The Edge Of Time," trailer with material filmed at January 2010 at the Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic. The video contains excerpts from "A Voice in the Dark" and "Wheel of Time." Each of these teaser videos features a band member or a guest musician(s) taking part in the recording of the new Blind Guardian album coming out in 2010. This video focuses on orchestral recordings.
New Brunswick’s RUSTED DAWN have announced that they are disbanding. Lead singer and Vocalist Jeremy Goddard sends the following message to all their fans:
"Hey dudes, Jerm Warfare here with some news for ya... not of the 'good' variety. Sorry folks, but Rusted Dawn are gonna be hanging up the gloves and moving on. We've had a great run, and as they say, 'all good things are probably bad for you'. The reason? Well, we've got a whole smorgasbord of things on our plate, but to keep it short and sweet, We're calling it quits due to some personal issues, mutual dissatisfaction, and musical interests that continue to branch out in ways that aren't necessarily the speed metal RD was delivering. I'm sure you can expect more tunes from all the dudes at some point or another, but not under the Rusted Dawn moniker.
"And with that, we'll be playing our last gigs in August alongside our bros in the Cancer Bats and Iron Giant, and I can't possibly think of a better sendoff. We had a couple shows lined up at the end of July, but had to call them off because we wanna be extra ready to destroy your faces for the last time together. And, in another shocking development, a certain french tickler will be gracing us with his presence! Our buddy Luke Vautour gonna be sitting behind the kit again for these last gigs with us, so be thankful there will be at least one shorthair on stage!"
"Lastly, I wanna thank everyone who's ever came to see us, bought a record/shirt/whatever, given us some food and a floor to sleep on, or given a shit about us in any way whatsoever, especially our loyal 'bangers throughout ol' New Brunswick and the rest of the Maritimes, as well as any band we've ever played with, and any promoters who've helped us out, not to mention Josh and D5th. This list could literally go on forever, so I'll end it here by thanking you. Adios."
This week I give you my top albums from the eighties hair bands. Essentially a top twenty-five list, with a twist; imagine all of the albums from the eighties disappeared and you could no longer listen to this genre ever again, similar to 1992, but permanent. Unable to own the music, hear the music on the radio, or even listen to a song at a bar…what would you do to change this? Allow me to present the razor blade test. How many times will you cut yourself to bring a particular album back to your life? More...