Metal News for July 25, 2009
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29 news articles posted on this day.
"In Blood and Heart," the upcoming debut full-length album by dutch groove metal band Persistense (not a spelling error but a contraction of ‘to persist’ and ‘intense’), is scheduled to be released by Deity Down Records in September of 2009 (World), October 2009 (UK/Eire). "In Blood and Heart" is currently being mixed and mastered at Excess Studio in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The album's track listing will be as follows:
3. The Reality
4. Infinite Madness
8. In Blood And Heart
9. Sick World
Swedish death metal band, Scar Symmetry, has revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming album, "Dark Matter Dimensions," which is as follows:
01. The Iconoclast
02. The Consciousness Eaters
03. Noumenon And Phenomenon
04. Ascension Chamber
05. Mechanical Soul Cybernetics
06. Nonhuman Era
07. Dark Matter Dimensions
08. Sculpture Void
09. A Paranthesis In Eternity
11. Radiant Strain
FUCK THE FACTS are currently on tour in support of their latest full-length album, "Disgorge Mexico," which included dates at Hostile City Death Fest in Philadelphia and Central Illinois Metalfest earlier this month. The band have recently announced additional dates on the tour, dubbed "Absence & Despite." A listing of confirmed dates are as follows:
07/28 - Syracuse, NY - Recess Coffee
07/29 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
07/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
07/31 - Toledo, OH - Frankies
08/01 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy (as part of Central Illinois Metalfest)
08/02 - Chicago, IL - White Star Bar
08/03 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
08/04 - Lincoln Park, MI - Floyd’s Bar
08/05 - Windsor, ON - Coach & Horses
08/06 - Waterloo, ON - Commotion Hosue
08/07 - Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, QC - Grind YOur Mind Open Air
08/15 - Waterloo, ON - Bar Chez Norm
09/18 - Brunswick, ON - Brunswick Tavern
09/19 - London, ON - Moon Over Marin
Prosthetic Records has signed Seattle's Trap Them. Before entering the studio to record their Prosthetic debut, due in the first half of 2010, the band will be releasing an EP through Southern Lord Records.
The band commented on the signing, "After a few months of very positive talks, we are proud to announce we have signed with Prosthetic Records. This is a step forward for the band and a move that opens up a lot of doors that we have not yet explored in the last three years of distortion. Prosthetic has been supportive of Trap Them's modus operandi for quite some time, just as we have a great respect for the high standards in which their label is run." More...
UK metal band, Leafblade, has posted two new tracks, "The Roots and the Stones" and "A Celtic Brooding in Renaissance Man," from their new album at their MySpace page. Leafblade has also announced some Scandinavian gigs with Anathema.
Leafblade tour dates with Anathema are as follows:
Sep 06 - KB - Kulturbolaget - Malmø, Sweden
Sep 08 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway
Sep 09 - Sticky Fingers - Gøteborg, Sweden
Sep 11 - Fryshuset - Klubben - Stockholm, Sweden
Belgian death metallers Prejudice are currently streaming three new songs online from their latest album "Megalomanic Infest." The tracks "Exanimate," "Compulsive Leech," and "Darkened" can be heard via the band's MySpace page.
Maryland progressive metallers Periphery have issued the following announcement about offering music lessons while on their upcoming tour:
"Hey Everyone... We are offering music lessons (guitar, bass, drums, and saxophone) on tour this summer... We are going to be teaching in each city, at each venue before the shows! If you're interested in lessons, just message our drummer Matt Halpern here. Let Matt know what kind of lesson you would like to sign up for, (instrument and what you would like to learn) and your location, and we'll see what's up! Thanks! - periphery"
Periphery's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Anthrax guitarist and founding member Scott Ian recently spoke to the United Kingdom's Metal Hammer magazine about the departure of vocalist Dan Nelson, the new album, "Worship Music" and the bands upcoming one-off show in England with former vocalist John Bush. When asked if there was any hope that John Bush would return to the band, Ian stated:
"It’s not in the back of my mind – it’s right at the front of it. When our reunion tour with Joe Belladonna and Dan Spitz finished in 2007, we (Ian, Benante and bassist Frank Bello) wanted both John and (guitarist) Rob Caggiano to come back. Well, Rob returned but not John. Now, though, we’ve Sonisphere to look forward to with him.
"I love working with John, and I know I speak for everyone involved with Anthrax – the band and the fans – when I say that the best thing for us would for this to turn into a long-term relationship. But I don’t want to jump the gun. Let’s see how things go at Sonisphere, and take it from there."
Read the full article at Metal Hammer.
Welsh ragga metal outfit Skindred has announced that Swedish metal band Dead By April will be joining them on their headlining tour of the United Kingdom later this year, along with Australian metal band Karnivool. The tour is in support of Skindred's forthcoming new album, "Shark Bites And Dog Fights" which will be released in September.
The tour dates are as follows:
Sep 30 Norwich Waterfront
Oct 1 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Oct 2 Manchester Club Academy
Oct 3 Leeds Cockpit
Oct 4 Newcastle Academy 2
Oct 5 Glasgow ABC 2
Oct 7 Stoke Sugarmill
Oct 8 Sheffield Corporation
Oct 9 Northhampton Raodmender
Oct 10 Wolverhapmton Wulfrun Hall
Oct 11 Oxford Academy 2
Oct 13 Cardif Solus
Oct 14 Bristol Academy 2
Oct 15 Falmouth Pavillions
Oct 16 Exeter Phoenix
Oct 17 Southampton University
Oct 19 Brighton Concorde
Oct 20 London Electric Ballroom
Lock Up, the Grindcore supergroup which features At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg, guitarist Anton Resisenegger of Pentagram and Criminal, Napalm Death bass player Shane Embury and drummer Nick Barker, formerly of Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir, will be headlining the Terrorrizer stage at this year's edition of Britain's, Damnation Festival. And although this will be the bands first show in the United Kingdom for ten years, as well as the live debut of Resisenegger, who replaces the late guitarist Jesse Pintado (formerly of Napalm Death and Terrprizer,) bassist Shane Embury has stated that it will be the bands final performance.
"LOCK UP has not played the UK since the summer of 2000 when we did a small tour with Poland's Decapitated - in fact the band has only ever done around 15 shows since we formed ten years ago. More...
Fan filmed footage has been posted online of Manowar's performance in Moscow, Russia on July 24th. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Of Raven & Ruins are an unsigned band from the United States, but listening to their music would never tell you that. With a symphonic style along the lines of Dimmu Borgir or Gothmog, but with a strong death metal edge, Of Raven & Ruins sound like they should be sharing the cover of a major metal magazine with the best out of Europe. The band's drummer Neal Gist spoke with me about the origin of the band's interesting name and their debut full-length release "Bound To Prophecy." More...
The Wacken Open Air Festival organizers have announced the following running order for their movie nights:
10:00pm - 0:15am - Iron Maiden "Flight 666"
00:15am - 3:00aam - W:O:A 2008
00:00am - 01:30 am - "Heavy Metal - Louder than Life"
01:30am - 03:00 am- Bruce Dickinson's chemical wedding
Caliban are currently streaming the new song "Caliban's Revenge" off their upcoming album “Say Hello To Tragedy" on their MySpace page. The album will be available in Europe as a limited edition digipack with two bonus songs.
“Say Hello To Tragedy” will be released on the following dates:
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / italy / Benelux: August 21st
North America / U.K. / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway: August 24th
Spain / Portugal : August 25th
Finland / Sweden / Hungary: August 26th
Las Vegas based band Spun in Darkness has announced that they will be playing a live show tonight alongside Master, Goreaphobia, A Reason To Whisper, and Dreaming Dead. The details are as follows:
Saturday, July 25, 2009
3103 N. Rancho Drive
11th Hour has issued the following update about recording new material:
"Much like the main character in the album's story I'm racing against the clock, although unlike him I'm not trying to save my soul but 'just' trying to make the best album I possibly can!
"Rogga recorded his vocals last week and they're awesome, as expected, although the man was sick as a dog when he did them. We thought it was morbidly apt that he should be suffering from respiratory problems while performing the part of a man dying from a lung disease... anyway, his voice sounds powerful as ever and really takes the songs to a much higher level than I could imagine.
"After months of hard labor it's great to see all the pieces of this gargantuan puzzle fall neatly into place, only a few pieces left... I'm doing guitarsolo's and leadthemes now, lots of intricate double/triple/quadruple twinstuff which is hell to record but cool to hear. And hopefully tomorrow I'll finally start recording my own vocals, about time!
"Ronnie has already set up a basic mix of drums, bass and rhythm guitars and it sounds real good, heavy yet clear and punchy. I have a feeling this is going to turn out quite alright."
Finnish doom metal outfit Swallow The Sun will embark on their first headlining tour of the United Kingdom this November in support of their new studio album which will be released in November. joining them on the tour will be Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 30 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
December 1 - Leeds, UK - Rios
December 2 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
December 3 - Manchester, UK - The Star and Garter
December 4 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
December 5 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK - Academy 2
December 7 - London, UK - Underworld
Extreme metal outfit Dying Fetus will be shooting a new music video in New York for the song, "Shepherd’s Commandment" this weekend. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Descend Into Depravity" which will be released on September 15th through Relapse Records.
Following their successful co-headlining tour of Canada, two of the biggest names in Thrash Metal, Slayer and Megadeth, will be teaming up once again to head to Australia and New Zealand in October. Both bands will be supporting new studio albums as Megadeth will be releasing their new record, "Endgame" in mid-September while Slayer promotes their new album, "World Painted Blood" which is expected to be released by the end of the Summer.
The tour dates are as follows:
October 5 - Logan Campbell Centre - Auckland, New Zealand
October 7 - Riverstage - Brisbane, Australia
October 8 - Hordern Pavilion - Sydney, Australia
October 9 - Festival Hall - Melbourne, Australia
October 11 - Thebarton Theatre - Adelaide, Australia
October 13 - Challenge Stadium - Perth, Australia
Testament are currently on tour in the United Kingdom promoting their latest studio album, "The Formation Of Damnation" which was released last year to much critical acclaim. They made the wise choice to bring British thrash metal legends Onslaught along for the trek as well as young American thrashers Warbringer. Needless to say, no-one left disappointed.
I unfortunately arrived too late to see most of Warbringer's set but I saw the last song and they seemed like a good band. I'll make a point of seeing them in the future. It was a special show for Onslaught as the concert was being held in their home city of Bristol and the venue, (the Bristol Academy) was the only venue in the city the band hadn't played yet. The band opened their set with a thunderous response from the crowd as they ripped into the title track from their 2007 masterpiece, "Killing Peace." They continued on with a set that mainly consisted of songs from "Killing Peace" and their 1986 classic, "The Force" including staple songs, "Let There Be Death" and "Metal Forces" before finishing with "Power From Hell," the title track of their debut album. Onslaught showed ferocious energy from start to finish and seemed like they were having just as much fun as the whole crowd were. The only thing that seemed to let their set down was that alot of people complained about the sound, claiming the drums were louder than the vocals and guitars. It sounded fine to me though. After their set members from the band were hanging around talking to the fans at the merchandise stand, which is always nice!
Testament have been on a roll since releasing "The Formation of Damnation" and they're showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. They opened their set with "The Preacher" and continued to give unleash a high energy, sonic assault from there. Chuck Billy cemented his repuatation as one of the best frontmen in Thrash Metal by connecting well with the audience and keeping his voice as intense as ever before, and with the guitar team of Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson behind him, in addition to the awesome rhythm section that is Greg Christian on bass and veteran thrash drummer Paul Bostaph, you can't go wrong. They performed the majority of their classic songs including, "Into The Pit," "Over The Wall" and "Disciples Of The Watch" as well as newer songs such as "More Than Meets The Eye" and "The Persecuted Won't Forget." A personal favourite moment of mine was when they began their encore with the excellent, "D.N.R." from the 1999 album, "The Gathering" before ending the show with the unusual choice of "The Formation Of Damnation." They left the stage to a great show of respect from the crowd after promising to return to Britain next year with a brand new album to support.
American thrash metal legends Megadeth has announced that they want their fans to appear in their new music video for the song, "Head Crusher" which will be filmed next week. A message from mainman Dave Mustaine reads as follows:
"Hey Megadeth fans / Droogies!!
"We're looking for Megadeth fans - guys and girls - to be a part of the 'Head Crusher' music video, filming THIS TUESDAY, July 28th in the L.A. area.
"If you're a huge Megadeth fan, over 18 years of age and you are available for the entire day, email us at email@example.com for more info."
The organizers of the annual Ride For Dime event has announced a special BBQ & Bash All Star Jam which will feature former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and many more including members of Testament, Staind, Shinedown, Snot, Machine Head and Buckcherry.
Meet and Starting Point:
Longhorn Harley-Davidson / Buell, located at 2830 W Interstate 20 Grand Prairie, TX
12:30pm -- bike staging
2:30pm -- ride begins under police escort, total ride 38 Miles
3:30pm -- arrive at the Palladium for parking lot party
BBQ & Bash All Star Jam:
6:00pm -- doors
California's The Ghost Next Door has issued the following statement about seeking a new bassist:
"THE GHOST NEXT DOOR SEEKS BASSIST. WE ARE DRIVEN, FOCUSED & HAVE AN UNCOMPROMISING WORK ETHIC. DO YOU HAVE SIMILAR QUALITIES? THE GHOST NEXT DOOR IS AN ESTABLISHED BAY AREA ALT/METAL PROJECT WITH A FULL LENGTH CD IN THE WORKS. WE HAVE MANY INDUSTRY CONNECTS & HAVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION AS WELL. WE NEED A TALENTED, NO NONSENSE INDIVIDUAL WHO CAN TEAR SHIT UP ONSTAGE & IS WILLING TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? CHECK OUT OUR INFLUENCES & THE TUNES HERE (OVER 14,000 FRIENDS!). WRITE TO: THEGHOSTNEXTDOOR@YAHOO.COM. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY! PLEASE, NO DRUG/DRINKING PROBLEMS."
Walls of Jericho has issued the following announcement about vocalist Candace Kucsulain missing the next six upcoming tour dates:
"Two days ago we received info that a dear friend and a part of Candace's family Emery Keathley, member of Detroit's own Cold As Life, suffered a heart attack and did not make it.
"Emery was 29 and leaves behind a young son and another child on the way in 3 weeks, due to these circumstances Candace got on a flight yesterday and went home to be there for here best friend, Emery's wife and her god son, in this time of tragedy. Our thoughts are with both Stephanie and Candace and their respected family.
"In the mean time we will be doing the next 6 shows here in Europe with the vocal contributions from our good friends in The Red Chord from both Guy and Gunface and with Chris Rawson also doing a few songs as well. We encourage anyone who comes to these next string of shows to get up on stage, if you know the songs, and scream your ass off with us.
"Also for these the rest of this tour we will have a donation Jar for Emery's family to help pay for Funeral cost. ANY DONATIONS would be greatly appreciated!! They can be made through Paypal account Phone # 313.300.0466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Candace is doing everything she can to make it back on the tour in the next few days and we appreciate your patience and understanding this very sad and tragic situation."
Vinyl sellers Night of the Vinyl Dead have announced that they will be reissuing the Katatonia album "Live Consternation" as a limited edition vinyl. The album will be limited to 500 copies and will include a 12 page, full color booklet.
Christian power metallers Narnia have issued the following update about the release of their new album "Course of a Generation:"
"Course of a generation has been released in Europe! We hope each and every one of You will grab a copy as soon as You can, and we almost promise that You won't be dissapointed ;)
"For our more distant friends living in other parts of the world, there will be news about releases in more territories soon - hang in there! Take care!"
The cover art for the album can be viewed at the band's MySpace page.
Swiss gothic metallers Lacrimosa have updated their tour schedule with extra dates. Their currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
7/25 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
7/26 - Estudio Cavaret - Guadalajara, Mexico
7/29 - Club Asia P - Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
7/30 - Am Hall - Umeda. Osaka, Japan
8/1 - Heaven Earth Theater - Beijing, China
8/2 - Luwan Arena - Shanghai, China
8/4 - The Star Live - Beijing, China
8/6 - Hitec Auditorium - Kowloon, Hong Kong
8/8 - Liberty Square - Taipei, Taiwan
8/28 - Club Studio - Krakow, Poland
8/30 - CCM NAU - Kiev, Ukraine
8/31 - venue tba - Minsk, Belarus
9/1 - Progresja Club - Warsaw, Poland
9/3 - Szene - Wien, Austria
9/4 - Wasserschloss Klaffenbach - Chemnitz, Germany
9/6 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
9/7 - Hirsch - Nürnberg, Germany
9/9 - Backstage - München, Germany
9/10 - Milan Music Drome - Milan, Italy
9/11 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
9/13 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany
9/14 - Vooruit - Ghent, Belgium
9/15 - Live Music Hall - Köln, Germany
9/17 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
9/18 - Grosse Freiheit - Hamburg, Germany
10/16 - Tochka - Moscow, Russia
10/17 - 1Rock - Moscow, Russia
Holocoaster, the new band featuring ex-Therion drummer Petter Karlsson, has posted a new video clip online for their song "Another Day - Another Victim." The clip can be viewed below. More...
Swedish melodic death metal band The Cold Existence has issued the following brief update about recording a new album:
"We have beginning the writing process of the new album that will be released sometimes 2010. We have 2 fucking brutal songs ready."