Metal News for July 28, 2009
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38 news articles posted on this day.
Slipknot has announced a special edition release on Roadrunner Records of their seminal self-titled debut album. This special CD/DVD piece will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Slipknot’s first album’s release in 1999. Release is set for 9/9/09. The CD will feature 25 tracks, including the original album as well as rare demos, remixes, rare b-sides and more.
The companion documentary, entitled "of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams," is packed with behind the scenes footage of Slipknot from 1999. This never before seen hour-long piece was directed by M. Shawn Crahan, who combed through his vast archives to compile the definitive chronicle of this important time in Slipknot’s career. This inside look features both live and backstage footage from around the world. The DVD also features all the music videos from their debut cycle as well as other surprises.
In another first, Slipknot will host a one day festival in their hometown of Des Moines on 9/9/09. The show will feature two stages and a host of bands with Slipknot headlining. The second stage, sponsored by Jagermeister, will feature all local bands. An official announcement will be made soon.
The track listing for the reissued "Slipknot" album is as follows: More...
I've had a number of reports from Metalunderground.com readers that they cannot access the site today. Metalunderground.com has been up all day, but unfortunately our registrar's DNS server apparently changed IP addresses, which means that many people who do not already have our DNS cached cannot access the site for an unknown period while these name server changes propagate around the 'Net. This can take anywhere from an hour or two to 48 or even 72 hours. Apologies to those of you who were affected and could not access the site, but the issue is out of our control at this time. Thanks for your patience, as always.
Cazares is going to be a special guest on Liquid Metal (Sirius 27/XM 42) today beginning at 6PM EST. He will join host Jose Mangin for a very candid, in-depth interview covering a barrage of topics ranging from newcomer Travis Neal’s stellar performance, the stress and expectations of new Fear Factory material, how he created the most aggressive offering of his career with DIVINE HERESY’s Bringer of Plagues album and how he loves his authentic Mexican dishes. Cazares will be with Mangin from 6PM to midnight EST (middle of each hour) and you don’t want to miss out on this exciting and introspective interview while being treated to a ton of material from the amazing new effort.
German metal band, Grave Digger, has announced the following European tour dates:
08-01 Germany - Dreisbach - Bikerparty
08-08 Spain - Vigo - Alternavigo Festival
08-29 Germany - Wacken Rocks South - Rieden Kreuth
09-12 Mexico - Monterey - Arena Santa Lucia
09-13 Mexico - Mexico City - Mezcal Metal Fest
10-24 Germany - Gladbeck - Maschinenhalle Zweckel
Abigail Williams has posted a fan filmed video clip online of their performance of the song "Acolytes" from their debut full-length album "In The Shadow of a Thousand Suns." The video can be viewed below. More...
Trigger the Bloodshed has issued the following update about replacing their drummer Max Blunos with Dan Wilding of Aborted:
"Some of you may of heard rumors flying around over the recent weeks about Max leaving the band, We can now confirm that these rumors ARE true. For a little while Max has felt he has not been fulfilling the genre of music he wanted to persue with a band, although he has enjoyed every moment with trigger he just felt his heart was not in the music and has gone on to fill this void playing and creating music in a genre he is more passionate about.
"There are no hard feelings between Max and the band, he is still one of our best friends and we wish him all the luck and success in the world with his future projects.
"Now comes the question of who is to replace him. After speaking to a few people and trying out a few promising musicians we were contacting drummer Dan Wilding of legendary death metal band Aborted who offered his services to fill in for us during our upcoming Dominatour, after e-mails back and forth Dan expressed interest in taking over the drums full time and its as simple as that really.
"Dan learnt the songs, came to practice and he was the drummer for Trigger from the time the stick hit the skin for the first blast beat of the great depression. We are stoked to have Dan join the band and he has fitted in straight away and we can't wait to hit the road with him and play some fucking heavy riffs.
"Make sure you come check us out with Dan over the next month on the Dominatour along side Annotations of an Autopsy, Burning Skies and Viatrophy. And for those of you who don't know Dan or his skills on a kit hears a little video to wet your appetite. More updates coming soon."
Destroyer 666 has issued the following announcement about planning an Australian tour:
"The band can finally announce a full Australian Tour. Beginning at the Sreamfest NYE Metal festival Sydney 2009, D666 will take in all Capital Cities in the first few weeks of 2010 following that initial momentus night. Full dates announced in the coming days.
"It goes without saying ,that for the band this is a very special part of the World Defiance Tour. One we have have been busy negotiating for many months and one we looking forward to immensely. Do not write the band for any other details, all will be revealed.
"Now arm yourselves,for the wolves return!"
French metallers Hacride have announced a string of tour dates in support of their most recent album "Lazarus." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
25/08 HOLE IN THE SKY FESTIVAL @ Bergen (N)
12/09 CAOS EMERGENTE FESTIVAL @ Porto (PT)
26/09 METAL RUMBLE FESTIVAL @ Saint Médard en Jalles (FR)
02/10 LOUNGE BAR @ Alton (UK)
03/10 PROGPOWER EUROPE @ Baarlo (NL)
10/10 MASS DEATHTRUCTION FESTIVAL @ Louvain-la-Neuve (BE)
06/10 SOIREE METAL @ Chaumont (FR)
23/10 LE GIBUS @ Paris (FR)
24/10 SID FESTIVAL@ Joué-les-Tours (FR)
07/10 LA CAVE A MUSIQUE @ Mâcon (FR)
14/11 METAL RIDE FESTIVAL @ Nancy (FR)
27/11 FESTIVAL TOUR DE CHAUFFE @ Comines (FR)
28/11 L’USINE A CHAPEAUX @ Rambouillet (FR)
04/12 LE FERRAILLEUR @ Nantes (FR)
05/12 LE MANEGE @ Lorient (FR)
New York death metallers Immolation have posted several clips online from their live performance at the Stonehenge Festival. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Leaves' Eyes are currently streaming the title track from their new EP "My Destiny" online at their MySpace page. "My Destiny" has already been released in Europe and sees its Canadian release date today, July 28th. The EP is set to be released on September 22nd in the U.S.
Theatre of Tragedy have announced that the U.S. release date for their upcoming album "Forever is the World" is currently set for October 13th. Theatre of Tragedy will also be streaming a new sound clip from the album on August 1st at their official website.
The track listing for "Forever is the World" will be as follows:
01. Hide and Seek
02. A Nine Days Wonder
10. Forever is the World
The Gathering has issued the following update about adding on three extra tour dates:
"Hi all, We will do a European mini tour (Belgium, France and Switzerland) this October!:Friday 9 October 2009: Belgium, Charleroi, Le Coliseum. Tickets: €18 in advance; €20 at the door.Saturday 10 October 2009: France, Metz, Tattoo The Mind 2 (festival), Les Arènes (venue). Tickets: €38 (day ticket); €70 (2 day ticket).Sunday 11 October 2009: Switzerland, Pratteln, Z7. Tickets: CHF 35 in advance + presale tax; CHF 40 at the door.We are very much looking forward to play in Belgium again, and of course this is the first time with Silje that we will play in France and Switserland. We are excited! See you all there!"
The band's current list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:
8/1 Sazavafest near Prague
8/7 Vagos Open Air. Aveiro
10/9 Le Coliseum. Charleroi
10/10 Les Arènes (Tattoo The Mind 2 festival) Metz
10/11 Z7 Pratteln
12/12 Boerderij Zoetermeer
12/13 W2 Den Bosch
12/18 Bibelot Dordrecht
12/20 Patronaat Haarlem
Montreal based death metallers Vengeful have issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for their new album:
"Here we are again with something new. We would like to share the artwork for The Omnipresent Curse with you out there. Pretty sick stuff!!! It was once again painted by our long-time partner Martin Lacroix (Augury, Humanoid). We would also like to take this opportunity to announce the final track listing for our upcoming album."
The track listing will be as follows:
A teaser trailer for the album can also be viewed below. More...
Chicago's DIRGE WITHIN has posted the title track from their upcoming debut album, "Force Fed Lies," on their MySpace page. The album will be released on September 1st and was mixed by Ginge & Jeff at Nott-In-Pill-Studios.
Hatebreed bass player Chris Beattie has posted a message regarding the bands upcoming tour with Chimaira. The message reads as follows:
"The Hatebreed tour machine is back on the road this summer with our good friends in Chimaira to bring you the first leg of the Decimation Of The Nation Tour. You're not going to find anything heavier than this tour in 2009, unless we're on that too! Get there early and check out all the bands. There is enough mosh to go around! Bring your ass to the show and you will not be disappointed!"
California doom metallers Saint Vitus have announced the following three U.S. tour dates:
10/16 Club Europa Brooklyn, New York
10/17 Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
10/18 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
Trivium has announced an upcoming North American tour titled "Into the Mouth of Hell We Tour." Supporting acts will include Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, and Dirge Within.
Trivium’s Matt Heafy has this to comment about the tour: “North American headline tour... we meet again. It's been far too long since we've toured North America as a headliner and we're back with a vengeance. It's our time to come in for the final waves of 'Shogun' touring and party with our friends in the USA and Canada. Our live show, without a doubt in my mind, is now the strongest it has ever been; our sets are more diverse, tighter than ever and we've got some of the sickest current metal bands out with us to bring you one hell of a tour. This very well could be the last one for a while, so let's do this in style... we'll see you soon."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more dates coming soon: More...
Virginia metal band, Apothys, has issued the following update:
"We have set up a studio journal to give you an idea of whats going on with the recording of Advent: Doom! Pictures and video are soon to come, but for now we have a small collection of pictures through out the journal itself."
Amon Amarth has announced that Entombed and Evile will be accompanying them on their Scandinavian and UK/Ireland tours. The tour dates are listed below.
02/10 (SF) HELSINKI / Tavastia
03/10 (SF) SEINÄJOKI / Rytmikorjaamo
04/10 (SF) OULU / Teatria
06/10 (SE) ÖSTERSUND / Gamla Tingshuset
07/10 (SE) ÖREBRO / Kulturhuset
08/10 (NO) DRAMMEN / Union Scene
09/10 (NO) HAUGESUND / Byscenen
10/10 (NO) BERGEN / USF Verftet
11/10 (NO) OSLO / John Dee
13/10 (SE) GÖTEBORG / Trädgårn
14/10 (DK) ÅRHUS / Train
15/10 (DK) KØBENHAVN / Vega
16/10 (SE) MALMÖ / KB
17/10 (SE) STOCKHOLM / Arenan
UK and Ireland Tour:
22/10 (WAL) CARDIFF / Solus
23/10 (IRE) BELFAST / Spring & Airbrake
24/10 (IRE) DUBLIN / Academy
26/10 (ENG) NOTTINGHAM / Rock City
27/10 (ENG) NORWICH / Waterfront
28/10 (ENG) WOLVERHAMPTON / Wulfrun Hall
29/10 (ENG) NEWCASTLE / Northumbria University
30/10 (SCO) GLASGOW / Garage
31/10 (ENG) MANCHESTER / Academy 2
1/11 (ENG) LONDON / Koko
British heavy metal gods Judas Priest has announced that they will be filming their August 17th show in Florida for a future live DVD. The disc will be included with the re-release of the bands classic, "British Steel" album. The band are currently on tour in North America where they are performing "British Steel" in full.
Finnish black metallers Gloria Morti have announced that guitarist Juho Räihä and keyboardist Jenni Kemppainen
will be appearing on Infernal Rock Radio later today at the following times:
11 pm - 01 am In Finland
10 pm - 12 am GMT
4 pm - 6 pm EST
9 pm - 11 pm UK
The radio broadcast can be heard here.
Montana based metal band Martriden has issued the following update about releasing a new album:
"Martriden is now independent! We are no longer affiliated with SOAR or Candlelight and are proud to announce that tracking of our new CD, ‘Encounter the Monolith’ is complete. Dave Otero of Flatline Audio is currently mixing/mastering. We are quite pleased with our progress and feel this is our best work to date. We have extremely high personal standards and know you all will be pleased as well. Watch our blog for announcements regarding the CD launch and be sure to become a Martriden fan on Facebook too!"
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. The Three Metamorphoses
2. Heywood R. Floyd
4. Human Error?
5. Encounter The Monolith
6. Death and Transfiguration
Los Angeles death metal band, Dreaming Dead, has announced that they are dropping off their tour with Master and Goreaphobia. The band issues the following message regarding their early return home:
"Our van broke down on our way to Salt Lake City, Utah. Thus we have decided to turn around and head back home cancelling the remaining dates on the Master/Goreaphobia tour. We're very sorry for those of your looking forward to our performance and hope to see you this coming January-February on tour with Nile/Immolation/Krisiun/Abigail Williams."
"We're currently in the process of piecing together a video tour blog along with a proper recap of this tour and proper announcement of our next one. Please keep in touch and until next time..."
Denmark's Royal Hunt has issued the following studio update:
"André announced – officially – that he completed keyboard recordings for the new album. The announcement was met with a hint of scepticism because - as we all know by now - a few unexpected, additional keyboard tracks have that mysterious tendency to appear out of the blue later, on that very first day of mixing :-)… But that’s the status as of today – have a listen in our Studio Diary."
Norway's THUNDRA has posted a new song, "As I," on their MySpace page. The song is taken from theirnew album, "Ignored By Fear," which is due out on August 29th.
NJ folk metal band, Windfaerer, has issued the following update regarding the progress with their upcoming full length album:
"I am excited to announce that the writing process for the forthcoming Windfaerer full length tentatively entitled 'Tribus' is basically over. As it seems right now, the album will be a collection of nine complete songs, including 'In the Wake of War.' We are shooting to enter the studio sometime in October, maybe even later September. Lyrically this album will dwell within themes of invasion, displacement, and rebellion/strife set in Roman-controlled Hispania (present day Spain/Portugal). The recording line-up is scheduled to remain the same as the Glorybound demo."
ATROCIOUS DEPRESSION, a one man Black Metal project based out of Italy has signed on with SULLEN RECORDS for the release of his latest album titled, "Walk In The Perdition Of A Lost World."
The man behind ATROCIOUS DEPRESSION is known as Gonark. He started the project in the summer of 2008, and has already released 2 full length album, and 4 split EPs released. More...
COG presents Crowbar.
It’s been a while since the sludge gods have played. Yes, they’ve been around town at other shows and have played with their other bands, but Crowbar is something that cannot be forsaken. For twenty years, they have been covering metalheads with a thick layer of Louisiana swamp muck that you’ll be hard-pressed to wash off. But with all of the rough past, drugs, bands, records and line-up changes (and, believe me, they’ve had a lot of line-up changes), Crowbar is still the king of sludge metal. On July 25th, they graced the stage of One Eyed Jacks in the heart of the historic French Quarter and killed. More...
Swedish black metal outfit Marduk has announced that their brand new studio album, "Wormwood" will be released in North America and Europe on September 24th through Regain Records. As previously reported, the band has recently revealed the tracklisting for "Wormwood" which can also be viewed below. Stay tuned for more details. More...
American rock outfit Clutch has entered the Billboard Top 200 album charts at number 38 with their latest studio record, "Stange Cousins From The West." The record has sold just under 14,000 copies in its first week of release and makes it the highest charting album in the bands career.
Florida based death metal legends Obituary will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America later this year in support of their new studio album, "Darkest Day." Joining them on the tour will be Goatwhore, Krisiun, The Berzerker and Warbringer.
The tour dates are as follows:
September 3 – The Rock – Tucson, Arizona
September 4 – U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, Arizona
September 5 – Gator’s – Farmington, New Mexico
September 6 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, Colorado
September 8 – Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, California
September 9 – Key Club – Los Angeles, California
September 10 – Slim’s – San Francisco, California
September 11 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, Oregon
September 12 – El Corazon – Seattle, Washington
September 14 – Sugar – Victoria, British Columbia
September 15 – Plazza Club – Vancover, British Columbia
September 17 – Warehouse – Calgary, Alberta
September 18 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, Alberta
September 19 – The Riddell at University of Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan
September 20 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 22 – Rave – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 23 – The Pearl Room – Mokena, Illinois
September 25 – Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
September 26 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, Quebec
September 27 – FouFounes – Montreal, Quebec
September 28 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 29 – The Blender Theatre at Gramercy – New York, New York
September 30 – The Palladium – Worcester, Massachusetts
October 2 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, North Carolina
October 3 – Orange Peel – Asheville, North Carolina
October 4 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, Kentucky
In a recent update, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach revealed that he will be working with Rob Zombie/former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 on his next album. The message reads as follows:
"Just got off the phone with (guitarist) JOHN 5. We are going to write and record more tunes in August. He is fired up to help with my new record! I am stoked!
"Had a great heartfelt talk with the one and only JOHNNY CHROMATIC. He says he has a bunch of tunes that are better than 'Stuck Inside'. We shall see."
Performing together as THE DEAD WEATHER, drummer/vocalist Jack White (THE WHITE STRIPES, THE RACONTEURS), vocalist Alison Mosshart (THE KILLS), guitarist Dean Fertita (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) and bassist Jack Lawrence (THE RACONTEURS, THE GREENHORNES) recently covered PENTAGRAM's "Forever my Queen" on June 22nd for the "Live from the Basement" TV show. You can see the performance below.
An American alternative rock supergroup that formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009, THE DEAD WEATHER has also recorded the PENTAGRAM song for an EP release.
The original version and a previously unreleased alternate take of "Forever my Queen" can be heard on PENTAGRAM's "Review Your Choices" album, reissued in November 2008 together with the band's other milestone "Sub-Basement" on Season of Mist. Both reissues have been remastered and include new artwork and two previously unreleased outtakes as bonus tracks. More...
Germany's Orden Ogan has posted a video clip of "We Are Pirates" at this location. The song comes off their upcoming record, "Easton Hope," which features MAJK MOTI (ex-RUNNING WILD).
Quebec City based metal band, Forgotten Tales, has announced the addition of guitarist Marco Lavoie to their lineup.
The band comments, "Being on a break from the studio we take this opportunity to announce the addition of a new talented young guitarist as a member of Forgotten Tales. Marco Lavoie, whose hard-work and dedication to the success of our May 13th show as a guest guitarist convinced us to invite him to become a full-time member. Although he just recently joined the band he will get to participate to a few songs on the upcoming album. To learn more about him, visit his page."
Canadian metal band, Under the Grave, has parted ways with bassist Olivier Pinard. the band is currently seeking a replacement.
The band comments on the decision, "For musical and schedule reasons, Olivier Pinard has part ways with the band. That being said, we are immediately looking for a new bassist to fill the missing spot." More...
Finnish metal band, OMNIUM GATHERUM, has announced their new bassist as Toni 'zygä' Mäki.
The band comments, "We're glad to finally inform and make it public that mr. Toni 'zygä' Mäki is the official member of OG crew and fully responsible about the low-frequencies & bass duties of the gang."
"It was about time to officialize this as Toni have already been playing and touring with us one year and things are rocking and rolling like never before - glad to have u on board dude!" More...
Norway's Manifest has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming album:
"Just spent a week of rehearsing in Snotpope Studio, finishing the material for our next album. During the last six months we have been on and off, working on ideas, recording pre-productions and rehearsing in between...feels good to have it all ready for recording, knowing that the songs are rock solid! Right now we are waiting to have the dates for recording confirmed...should not take too long before we hit the studio! We are also going to have to find a new label to release the album. Plenty of work ahead. The way it should be!"