Metal News for July 3, 2010
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28 news articles posted on this day.
Norwegian black metal act 1349 have been added to the line-up for this year's Southern Discomfort Festival. The festival takes place September 17-18, 2010 at the På Hjørnet and Kick Scene venues in Kristiansand, Norway.
Southern Discomfort Festival line-up:
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Brooklyn, New York based stoner metal/rock act Titan have announced their signing to Relapse Records. The band recently completed their Relapse Records debut, titled "Sweet Dreams," and have set October 12th, 2010 as the release date.
Titan's Josh Anzano commented by saying:
"Sweet Dreams has been the culmination of major urges welling up inside all of us to be a bit faster, a bit harder, a bit trippier and generally more aggro in our approach to writing, jamming out, and conceptualizing the songs and record as a whole. It's a lot tighter, but it's also a lot looser. We recorded with Brendan Tobin at his killer Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn and we're pretty fucking stoked on the final results, and we hope that you are too!"
Australian avant-garde outfit Stargazer have revealed details regarding the band's upcoming studio album to be released through Profound Lore Records. The album, titled "A Great Work Of Ages", is the follow up to 2005's "The Scream That Tore The Sky."
"A Great Work Of Ages" tracklisting:
1. Red Antlered Radiant
2. Passing Stone - Into The Greater Sun
3. Pypes of Psychosomatis
4. Refractive Convex Continuum
5. Chase For The Serpentsong
6. The Morbid Slither, The Sinner Slough
8. Formless Face of the Timeless Faceless
Swedish supergroup Spiritual Beggars have released the artwork to their anticipated new album "Return To Zero." "Return To Zero" is the band's seventh studio album and is due for release in Europe on August 30 via InsideOut Music. Spiritual Beggars features Michael Amott, Ludwig Witt, Per Wiberg, Sharlee D'Angelo and their newest member Apollo Papathanasio on Vocals.
Italian progressive metal outfit Kingcrow have released the music video for their new single "Evasion." The song comes off of the band's latest studio album titled "Phlegethon" which was released in May through Scarlet Records.
Gwar are preparing to release a brand new concert DVD titled "Lust In Space - Live At The National". The footage for the DVD was filmed at the National Theater in Richmond, Virginia and features a set 82 minutes in length.
"Lust In Space - Live At The National" tracklisting:
01. Metal Metal Land
02. Saddam A Go Go
03. Lords and Masters
04. Apes of Wrath
06. Where Is Zog?
07. Womb With A View
08. Let Them Slay
10. Immortal Corruptor
11. The Price of Peace
12. Lust In Space
13. Bring Back The Bomb
14. Have You Seen Me?
15. Sick Of You
Sweden's female fronted rock act Sister Sin have announced their addition to five select Black Label Society shows taking place this July. The first show is set to take place on July 16th, 2010 in Las Vegas and will run until July 21st in Portlant, Oregon.
Sister Sin and Black Label Society:
July 16 – Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
July 16 – Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
July 18 – Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
July 20 – Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
July 21 – Portland, OR - Roseland
Chicago grind/deathcore act Oceano have released a statement in regards to their upcoming studio album "Contagion." The album is being produced by famed producer Zuess who has worked with The Acacia Strain, Municipal Waste and Hatebreed amongst others.
Oceano bassist Jason Jones commented by saying:
"We’ve been working with Zeuss for a couple weeks now and this album is sounding incredible so far. All of the drums are finished for every song, we’ve got the rhythms done for 7 of the songs so we’re gonna finish up those either tomorrow or the next day, then I’ll record the bass. We’ve also got vocals done for 2 of the songs. Zeuss has been drilling the band everyday pushing us to our limits to make this the best possible record it can be. If something played sucks he’ll say "nah man that sucks do it again" and that’s what every band needs out of a producer. This album is going to blow "depths" out of the water." More...
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have released details regarding their upcoming "Victim In Pain" tour. The tour, which features support from Mothers Of Mercy and New Lions, is in support of the 25th year anniversary of "Victim in Pain."
"Victim In Pain" 25th anniversary tour dates:
September 30 – Peekskill, NY – Popeye’s Pub
October 1 – Albany, NY – Bogie’s
October 2 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café
October 3 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
October 4 – Lansing, MI – Macs
October 5 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
October 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
October 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
October 9 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
October 10 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
October 11 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
October 12 – Louisville, KY – Skull Alley
October 13 – St. Albans, WV – The Brickhouse
October 14 – Washington, DC – DC9
October 15 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
October 16 – New York, NY – Santo’s Party House
Canadian thrash act Wdnfra, who embarked on a Mexican tour in March, has now issued the following update about returning for more tour dates in November and seeking a supporting band:
"What's up everyone! I'm here to announce that we will be touring Mexico again in November, and we would like to have another Canadian band to tour with us! The tour will take place from mid-November to the beginning of December, for a total of 3 weeks! Will be something like 12 concerts in total, in different towns and areas of beautiful Mexico! I am searching for a band that is motivated and dedicated to there project, because it's not a small random tour, it's quite a big deal! More...
Swedish act Spiritual Beggars, featuring guitarist Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, Carcass) and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy, Witchery) started working with Apollo Papathanasio (Firewind) as a new singer after parting ways with JB (Grand Magus). The band has finished the recordings of the 7th studio album at Sweetspot Studio with producer Rickard Bengtsson, who already produced the “On Fire” (2002) and “Demons” (2005) albums.
Michael Amott commented: "The new Spiritual Beggars album is to my ears some of best stuff I've ever done with this band and I'm very much looking forward to releasing the seventh Spiritual Beggars studio album 'Return To Zero' with the help and expertise of the InsideOut team! At the end of the day it was a no-brainer to do a new licensing deal with the InsideOut label, they did a great job on the 'Demons' album and the 'Live Fire!' DVD.
"Since then, they have merged with the Century Media company whom I have a long and successful history with. I already know a lot of the people that will be involved in this release, and that feels good. I respect InsideOut label boss Thomas Waber for being a true music fan and for his undying enthusiasm and efforts in making this deal happen.” More...
Dutch death metal act Asphyx has issued the following update about releasing a deluxe 7" box set titled "Abomination Echoes:"
"Out July 9th, 2010 - exclusively available through CMDISTRO.com! The cover artwork was done by Ketola (Watain, Kaamos etc.) Six 7” EPs incl. 'Enter The Domain,' 'Crush The Cenotaph' demos, Rehearsals, 'Mutilating Process,' Promo '91, Live in Holland ‘89. 20-page booklet incl. lyrics, introduction by Metalion (Slayer Mag), liner notes by the band, old flyer designs and more! Including previously unreleased track 'Priest Of Mendes'!"
Vocalist Brandon Zemel has issued the following announcement about parting ways with New Jersey's Ataraxia:
"Hey everyone, it'd be a lie to say this has been a long time in the making, cause it hasn't at all. It came almost just as much of a surprise to the guys as it did to me, even though I knew a little bit before they did: I'm going to college! Who knew? My entire high school career, I was like 'fuck college, I don't need it,' but eventually I came around. I toyed with the idea of staying in New Jersey, then I looked at University of New Haven in Connecticut for Criminal Justice. I joined the National Guard back in December, but was discharged last month because I couldn't meet the PT standards.
"When I was in the Guard, the plan was that I would ship to Basic and Advanced training from July 12 to the end of November, and the band would use that time to write new material that I would put lyrics to upon my return. The end of the Guard brought that plan to an end. So, I needed a new plan that didn't involve criminal justice, since early discharge from the Guard would almost certainly take me out of the running for any law enforcement job since so many military veterans are going for them. More...
Avenged Sevenfold has posted a brief teaser trailer online for the upcoming "Nightmare" music video, which can be viewed below.
Guitarist Dave Nassie of Bleeding Through has posted two new guitar instructional videos online through Schecter Guitar. The first clip can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump.
Borknagar has issued the following statement about canceling their previously scheduled appearance in Caracas:
"Due to issues in Venezuela of which are out of the bands control, we have decided to cancel the previously announced concert in Caracas on September 15th 2010. We apologize to all of the Venezuelan fans and want to assure you that we will come to Venezuela in due time once these matters have been resolved and it becomes possible for us to play there. In light of the situation, we are pleased to announce that we have added a concert in Rio de Janeiro on September 26th 2010. None of the other dates will be affected by these changes. The 'Universal Course tour' will take place in September 2010 and will include stops in the following cities."
17/09 - Bogota/Colombia
18/09 - Quito/Ecuador
19/09 - Lima/Peru
22/09 - La Paz/Bolivia
23/09 - Santiago/Chile
24/09 - Buenos Aires/Argentina
25/09 - São Paulo/Brasil
26/09 – Rio De Janeiro
Swedish all-female act Crucified Barbara has announced the following upcoming European tour dates:
7/10 2010 Get Away Rock Festival Gävle, SE
7/23 2010 Härdalsyran Lillhärdal, SE
7/29 2010 Storsjöyran Östersund, SE
7/31 2010 Wild Wiking Festival Hangö, FINLAND
8/1 2010 Rock En Stock Festival Etaples sur Mer, FRANCE
8/6 2010 Freewheels Fest Courpière, Courpière, FRANCE
8/7 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, DE
8/14 2010 La Foire aux Vins Colmar, FRANCE
8/27 2010 Åhaga Borås, Borås, SWEDEN
8/28 2010 Tattoo Convention Bregenz, AT
You can also check out the band's music via the Crucified Barbara MySpace page.
Finland's Dark the Suns has issued the following update about finishing the band's third album and streaming a new song online:
"Our third album is finally ready! Sleepwalking in a Nightmare will be released in the autumn 2010 by Firebox Records. Before that we are going to release one web-single from the album. The web-single is out now and it's called Wounded by Broken Dreams! All music is recorded by Arttu Sarvanne at Studio Watercastle, except all synths are recorded by Teemu Liekkala. Mixed by Arttu Sarvanne. Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.
"Mikko Ojala - Vocals & Guitar, Inka Tuomaala - Bass & Synths, Joonas Paananen - Guitar, Eliisa Tuomanen - Female Vocals, Markus Lehtinen - Drums
"Guest Sleepwalkers: Anne Hämäläinen: violin, Eliisa Tuomanen: clarinet , Harri Kauppinen: voice of the narrator, vocals in Into the Blind World and some backing vocals."
Black Veil Brides has posted a new track, “Perfect Weapon,” for streaming on their official MySpace page. The single comes off of their debut album, "We Stitch These Wounds," which will be released on July 20th through Standby Records.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES tour dates on the "The Sacred Ceremony Tour" with Vampires Everywhere!, and Get Scared are as follows:
7/02-San Diego, CA @ Epicenter
7/03-Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
7/05-Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
7/06-Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
7/07-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
7/08-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7/09-Houston, TX @ The Junction
7/10-New Orleans, LA @ High Ground
7/11-Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
7/12-Tampa, FL @ Transitions
7/13-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/15-Springfield, VA, @ Jaxx
7/16-Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
7/17-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
7/18-Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
7/19-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/20-Montreal, QC @ Underworld
7/21-Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
7/22-Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
7/23-Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
7/24-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
7/25-Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Octane
7/26-Covington, KY @ The Madhatter
7/27-Chicago, IL @ Fiesta
7/28-Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/29-Sauget, IL @ Pop's
7/30-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/31-Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
8/01-Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
8/03-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
8/04-Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
8/05-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
8/06-Boise, ID @ The Venue
8/07-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/08-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
8/10-Modesto, CA @ Modesto Virtual
8/11-Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/12-Fresno, CA @ Club Retro
8/13-Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
8/14-Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
8/15-Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
Apocalyptica's new album, "7th Symphony" will be released August 24th through Jive Recods. The first single off the album is the song "End of Me" which features lead vocals from Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. The brand new video for the track is being premiered on Vevo.com, view it below:
"7th Symphony" was produced by Joe Barresi (Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion), and is scheduled for release August 24. The album will feature eight instrumentals plus four tracks with guest vocals including the first single "End Of Me" featuring lead vocals by Bush's Gavin Rossdale. In addition, producer Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Creed, My Chemical Romance) returns for production duties on two tracks on the forthcoming album. More...
California black metal band VALDUR are about to release their new full-length album "Raven God Amongst Us." Featuring nine tracks, the self-financed/self-produced long player will be released via drummer Sxuperion's own Bloody Mountain Records.
Sxuperion comments on the new record, "The new full length is named after a song from our split with Lightning Swords Of Death that came out a couple of years ago. This all makes sense to us as it is another necessary piece of the dark and mysterious puzzle that is called 'Creation.' Once again, it is self-funded by the band and released on my own BloodyMountain Records, proof that we truly believe in what we are doing and how important it is at this time to delve deeper into the abyss that is VALDUR."
Raven God Amongst Us follows the band's limited two-song 7" released via SatansMight/CultoftheHorns and the three-way split with Killgasm and Shitestrom released via ChristHammer Records earlier this year. More...
New York doom act Batillus has issued the following update about going on tour and releasing a new split album:
"We're going on tour with our friends Kowloon Walled City in September. If you can help with any of the TBAs, get in touch. Also we have a split 12" coming out on the German-based label Vendetta next month with Maine-based solo doom project Hallowed Butchery. Our side features the same tracks that were on our second EP (the 'Beard Destroyer Tour EP,' recorded last summer by Brendan Tobin of Made Out of Babies), superbly remastered by James Plotkin. The cover photo for the split is by Scott Irvine and the layout is by Ryan Scott Fairfield (Hallowed Butchery)."
The track listing for the split is as follows:
Side A - Batillus
1. The Division
2. The Children of the Night Make Their Music
3. Beyond the River
Side B - Hallowed Butchery
1. An Introduction
2. Coffin Life
You can also catch Batillus live on the following dates: More...
DevilDriver recently announced the band would be releasing a new video each week in a 25 part series dubbed "You May Know Us From The Stage." The first video in the series is now available and can be viewed below.
Megadeth has now posted two new videos from the road of David Ellefson in Slovenia and Croatia. The first clip can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump.
Norwegian metallers Nidingr are set to release the new album "Wolf Father" in Europe on July 19th, 2010. The band has now posted a video clip online featuring samples from the album, which can be found below.
Sweden's Bursting Veins has issued the following update about streaming a new song titled "Move On" via the band's official MySpace page:
"Hi there peeps! We are glad to finally give you guys a new song to feast your ears on! 'Move On' it is! We have also gotten some new design for the page and we hope you enjoy it! Have a nice summer friends!"
Portland's Ealdath has issued the following update about releasing a new album and playing several live shows:
"Our debut album is very close to a release! The artwork and layout are complete, we still have a few mixing issues which are being worked on now. This will be sent for mastering this month then off to the CD press. A cassette version will also be available in late Aug.
"We also have 4 shows coming up, including 2 in the bay area. Details posted as soon as we have them. There will be an 'Ancient Oath' tshirt design available for these shows. Thanks for the continued support!"
California deathcore act Suicide Silence have released thier brand new music video for the song "Disengage." The video was filmed in the Los Angeles area with director Thomas Mignone.