Metal News for July 31, 2009
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38 news articles posted on this day.
Whitechapel will spend this fall bringing their energetic live show to fans across the US with metal heavy weights, Trivium, on their headlining tour. The band has been opening the festivities on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem fest as the opening act on the Hot Topic stage alongside label mates Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, and more.
Whitechapel comments: "Mayhem is going amazing so far, we couldn't have asked for a better line up of bands to be touring with and better crowd responses. Fans are going off across the U.S. in every city and we are loving it. It's definitely the best tour we have ever done and are going to be super bummed when it's over!
When we got the offer for these dates with Trivium we were really excited. We've been hanging out with the Trivium dudes on Mayhem and have been having a blast, so naturally the good times will continue on with this upcoming tour. It's a perfect opportunity for us to deliver the same pummeling live show we gave these fans at Mayhem in a smaller more intimate club setting."
Into The Mouth Of Hell We Tour
w/ Trivium, Darkest Hour and Dirge Within
09/11 Crazy Donkey Long Island, NY
09/13 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
09/16 Cowboys Bar Guelph, ON
09/17 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
09/18 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
09/19 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
09/20 The Venue Fargo, ND
09/23 Murray Theater Salt Lake City, UT
09/24 Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
09/25 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
09/26 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
09/28 The Senator Theater Chico, CA
09/29 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
10/01 Glasshouse Pomona, CA
10/02 Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
10/03 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
10/07 Concrete Street Amphitheater Corpus Christi, TX
10/09 Music Farm Charleston, SC
10/10 Jester’s Pub Fayetteville, NC
10/11 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Greek metallers Sickening Horror have issued the following statement about signing to SFC Records:
"The band has reached to an agreement with SFC Records! Our new album 'The Dead End Experiment' will be released on August 21st. We want to thank Mirus for everything and we look forward to a very promising co-operation. The album's artwork can be viewed here. This time we chose to work with Marko Saarelainen, an artist we always loved his work. Also there's another brand new song called 'Lay Rotten, Never Forgotten' posted, and as always everybody feel free to check it out and share your thoughts with us!"
German folk metal band Nachtgeschrei has posted a new music video online for the song "Niob," which comes from their latest album "Am Rande der Welt." The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Brooklyn metallers Tombs have announced the following tour dates alongside Bison B.C. and Kylesa:
9/17 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundrolounge
9/19 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
9/20 - Nashville, TN - The End
9/21 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
9/23 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
9/24 - Austin, TX - Red 7
9/25 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Bottom
9/26 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
9/27 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
A new video interview with At War, conducted by the Virginia Metal Alliance on July 25th, has been posted online. The video clip can be viewed below. At War is currently set to release its new album "Infidel" on August 18th via Heavy Artillery Records. More...
Coroner Records has issued the following announcement about inking a record deal with Italian thrashers Fomento:
"Italian thrash/death metallers Fomento signed with Coroner Records for the release of their debut album entitled 'Either Caesars Or Nothing.' The album, presented as a no-frills hardcore and straight-to-your-face metal slaughter, is a metaphor of how after thousands of years man still makes the same sad mistakes. The album will be released in October by Coroner Records. A preview of the new tracks can be heard at the official Fomento MySpace."
Polish death metallers Behemoth are currently streaming their entire new album "Evangelion" online at their MySpace page. "Evangelion" is currently set for release on August 7th in Europe and August 11th in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast.
San Francisco metallers Ludicra have updated their tour schedule to include the following U.S. dates:
8/4 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
8/5 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
8/7 - Cleveland, OH - Pirates Cove
8/8 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah
8/9 - Boston, MA - Middle East
8/10 - Providence, RI - AS220
8/11 - New York, NY - Santos
8/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
8/13 - Washington, DC - DC9
8/14 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
8/15 - Columbus, OH - Ravari Room
8/28 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Cradle Of Filth has posted a new music video online for the track "The Death of Love," which comes from their latest album "Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder." The video can be viewed below. More...
Guitarist Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver has issued the following road report from the Thrash and Burn tour:
"Thrash and Burn has gotten off to a great start. The first 5 shows have been great and I am looking forward to the next month. The new album is finally out and we have been getting some great feedback from our fans. I am so happy to hear that most of you are totally digging it. We are in Odessa, TX today playing an outdoor club in some brutal heat. Lucky for us the sun will be gone by the time we take the stage. Hope to see you all at the shows."
DevilDriver's latest album "Pray For Villains" was released on July 14th through Roadrunner Records.
Neuraxis has announced that they will be playing at the Club Soda in Montreal on Friday, September 11th as openers for the Anonymus 20th anniversary celebration. The full line-up will be as follows:
Katatonia has revealed the artwork for their upcoming album "Night is the New Day." The artwork can be seen in a brief trailer video at Katatonia's website. "Night Is the New Day" will be released on October 19th (US – October 27th) via Peaceville Records.
Shadows Fall has issued the following announcement about offering the song "King of Nothing" as a free download for a limited time:
"Get 'King Of Nothing' before it's even available! Head over to Microsoft Windows Myspace page and go download it for FREE. But hurry this offer ends next Weds Aug 5th!"
"King of Nothing" is from Shadows Fall's upcoming album "Retribution," which is set for a September 15th release date.
Earache Records has issued the following announcement about Municipal Waste debuting a new song this weekend on the Full Metal Jackie show:
"Richmond, VA crossover leaders, Municipal Wastewill debut a new track on this weekend's episode of the nationally syndicated Full Metal Jackie Radio show. Played during the band's recent national tour with Lamb of God, 'Divine Blasphemer' is the kind of fist-pumping, anthemic shout-along that has earned MUNICIPAL WASTE the adoration of critics and fans alike. This is your first chance to listen to the studio version of this blistering track from the band's August 25th release, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE so make sure you stop what you're doing, get to your computers and radios and get ready to experience some major whiplash.
"Listen to the debut of 'Divine Blasphemer' all this weekend on Full Metal Jackie Radio. For full details on how and when you can listen to the show, go here.
"MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE is MUNICIPAL WASTE's darkest, most focused album of their career and it is available in North America on August 25th. "
Polish dark metal band Darzamat has posted a new teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "Solfernus' Path," which is currently set for an August 28th release date through Massacre Records. The trailer can be viewed below. More...
Dutch female fronted band Delain has issued the following road report and announcement about shooting a music video:
"With the recordings of a new videoclip on saturday, and a performance on Hollands biggest festival (and also western Europes biggest motorcross) on sunday, this weekend has been very exciting for Delain.
"The weekend started very early on saturday to look around on the location for the video. The owner of the place is an artist who makes his art out of old vinyl records. We all quite liked it accept for Ronald who was upset with the cut up metallica records. At 8.30, our make-up artist Nadia carefully brushed away the evidence of the early morning under our eyes and made us look like rockstars again. From 9 in the morning untill midnight we've been working on the video. All went very smooth and, without even having seen the result yet, we want to thank our video crew for making this awesome day possible. Here are some pictures of the day, not too much though, we don't want to spoil the surprise! ;)
"At the end of the day we all went home very satisfied and tired. the band crashed at Martijn's and Charlottes place to be closer to the location of the festival of the next day. The Zwarte Cross Festival! More...
Every Time I Die has issued the following update about shooting a new music video and having a garage sale for old equipment:
"just a brief update on some upcoming events related to the worlds smallest colossus that is every time i die. first off, we just wrapped up shooting our video for 'wanderlust' with our good friend and acclaimed director chris sims (jimmy eat world, lamb of god). it was a sweaty and arduous process in a warehouse in los angeles but we were able to hang out on the set of roseanne so it was all worth it. however, being the bunch of polaks that we are, what we're REALLY excited is the garage sale we're having of all old equipment and other etid related paraphernalia. after mike left the band, we cleaned out his garage and came across some real gems. there are road cases out the wazoo as well as old banners, scrims, merch and some weird painting of a fat ladys boobs. the dates of the garage sale are SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th and SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th and it will be held at a yet to be announced location in western new york.
"we will all be there playing yard games, chuggin beers and root beers and just generally loitering. we will be publishing a list of exactly what it is that is for sale so if you're coming from out of town, you know the trip wont be a total waste of time. and on AUGUST 21st, a variety of Dj's will be playing a party in buffalo new york including pete wentz and myself. well, i dont really know how to dj so i may just have my ipod on shuffle. but whatever, itll be a great time. find all information on facebook or go to here if you dont have a facebook account.
"dont forget, NEW JUNK AESTHETIC comes out on sept 15th thru EPITAPH RECORDS with all artwork done by our very own jordan buckley and our tour with bring me the horizon, oh, sleeper and the architects begins SEPT 9th. check our website for dates. love some of you, like you all."
Swedish metallers Infernal have issued the following update about seeking a new drummer for recording new material:
"We, INFERNAL, or rather I, David Parland (vocalist/guitarist/main writer and manager of the band) is seeking a drummer for immediate recordings.
"This because of that Tomas Asklund is not longer involved in the band, which unfortunately was mutually agreed about 2 weeks ago, since he simply hadn't much time. We wish him well in his future projects anyway, and as said earlier we hope this is for the best for both of us.
"We originally had talked about starting further recordings now in August, but now it won't happen with Tomas, who now is a full member of GORGOROTH.
"Anyway, I don't know if the message has come across that we are DESPERATELY in need of a drummer, since we, or rather I am sitting here with loads of material waiting to be recorded, and without a drummer, no further progress of the band can be made.
"To clarify what we exactly are in need of, is a guy who can play extreme metal, meaning high speed (around 120 bpm at least), who is tight as hell, etc, but are 100 percent familiar working with the music program Cubase (SX or another version). This is a must. This means to play along to a click track, so that tapes (rather files, since 'tapes' now belong to the last century) can be exchanged over the Net.
"To further clarify things, is that we need someone very good, but who we only need to play on a couple of tracks, that will later be sent out as a very professional 'demo' to record companies etc. More...
Kittie is currently streaming the new song "Cut Throat" online at their MySpace page. The track is from their upcoming album "In The Black," which is currently set for a September 15th release date. Another preview track from the new album titled "My Plague" can also be heard at the band's MySpace page.
Boston metallers Meliah Rage have issued the following update about pushing back the release date of their upcoming album:
"Sorry we didn't let you know a little sooner but the release of our new record 'Masquerade' has been pushed back to August 25th. You can pre-order a copy and get in sooner at: Metro City Records (603) 629-9102 or here."
A trailer for the new album can also be viewed below. More...
Seventh Calling has issued the following update about finishing the recording of their upcoming EP:
"Seventh Calling has completed tracking for their new EP. Alex completed solo tracks yesterday to put the final touches on the new material.
"We are very excited with playback at this point, as the material is the heaviest that SC has sounded yet. Kirk Moll has done an excellent job at the controls, and we are eagerly awaiting the final production. More details on the availability will be announced very soon."
New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following tour update and announcement about recording a new album:
"Wow! this is gonna be a big one! thanks so much for all your continued support here in NYC as we tear up Don Hill's on Saturday, August 29th! If you haven't gotten your ticket yet, we still have more! They're only $10, or 2 FOR $15, or 3 for $20!! Contact us at 516-532-9919 or Castrofate@aol.com for yours!
"This show will conclude our August tour and we will be performing 3 BRAND NEW SONGS from our NEXT ALBUM. We will then be heading down to FLORIDA to record the next album with JAMES MURPHY (ex-lead guitarist of TESTAMENT/DEATH) handling the production!
"Tomorrow we will be heading down to VIRGINIA for the first date of our US tour. SEE YOU SOON! ..m/"
Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster has posted a series of road reports from the Rockstar Mayhem Fest on swrsound.com. An excerpt from the latest report can be found below.
We’re about halfway through the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, and so far everything has been awesome. The crowds at the shows have continued to be killer with more huge pits day after day.
Since this is an open-air festival tour, we’ve dealt with all sorts of different weather—including 116° heat in Phoenix (reduced slightly late in the day by the shade created from a small dust storm); an impressive display of lightning in Albuquerque, which thankfully stayed miles away from the festival site; a “dust pit” in Denver that left us, the audience and our gear covered with a layer of dirt by the end of the show; wet and (relatively) cool conditions in the Midwest; and all the sweat-inducing heat and humidity you’d expect from the Southeast at the Atlanta show.
One of our favorite things we do on this tour is a daily signing at the Hot Topic tent. This starts at 3 p.m. and usually lasts about an hour. We’ve been having a great time meeting our fans at these signings—it’s a perfect way to get fired up for the upcoming performance.More...
Read the full article at swrsound.
Metal Blade Records artists, Ravage, from Boston, MA, has announced an extensive North American Tour in support of their forthcoming full-length CD, "The End Of Tomorrow," which due out on August 18th.
The tour will be in essence, a collection of mini-tours featuring the best regional and local support acts appearing on short strings of dates. In the North East, Ravage will be joined by Las Vegas power metallers, SEVENTH CALLING, for a series of shows. Some tour dates will also include Heaven and Hell Record's East Coasters HELLRAZOR. Southern dates will include appearances by A LOWER DEEP, and in the Northwest, Ravage will be joined by SKELATOR for some dates. In addition, Ravage will make a special guest appearance at the Seattle tour date of STRATOVARIUS and will kick off the tour at the Mexico Metalfest in Mexico, Maine with PSYCHOSTICK. Further festival appearances will include The KC Power Fest in Kansas City with MANILLA ROAD, The Binghampton NY Metalfest with THE RODS and CAGE, The Iron and Steel Festival in New Jersey with ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) and FAITH FACTOR (ex-DEADLY BLESSING) and The Pathfinder Metalfest in Atlanta with HALLOW'S EVE. More...
Alice In Chains has added on a Seattle tour date at The Moore Theater on September 24th. Tickets can be found here.
The other upcoming Alice In Chains tour dates include:
8/1 Marlay Park Dublin
8/2 Sonisphere Festival Knebworth, East
8/4 Scala - SOLD OUT London
8/6 Essigfabrik Cologne
8/8 Columbia Club Berlin
8/10 Grunspan Hamburg
8/12 Melkweg - SOLD OUT Amsterdam
8/22 Pomona Fairplex Pomona, California
9/4 Club - SOLD OUT Washington DC, Washington DC
9/5 Theatre of Living Arts - SOLD OUT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9/7 Paradise Rock Club - SOLD OUT Boston, Massachusetts
9/8 Irving Plaza - SOLD OUT New York, New York
9/11 WBUZ Buzzfest - Nashville, TN
9/12 X-Fest Indianapolis, Indiana
9/15 The Opera House - SOLD OUT Toronto, Ontario
9/16 House of Blues - SOLD OUT Cleveland, Ohio
9/17 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, Michigan
9/19 House of Blues - SOLD OUT Chicago, Illinois
9/20 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
9/21 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
9/26 Roseland Theatre - SOLD OUT Portland, Oregon
9/28 Fillmore - SOLD OUT San Francisco, California
All That Remains has issued the following update about releasing a new EP online and plans for an upcoming fall tour:
"Yo!! Couple new things in the ATR world that we wanted to let you in on.
"First, thanks to everyone who uploaded videos for the Pepsi/Rock Band Promotion. You've still got a couple days left if you want to upload a vid. We wanted to call out a couple of our favorite videos - so go check 'em out and give them good reviews and comments n shit. If they're picked for voting they have a chance to win a trip to the MTV video awards!
"Second, we're releasing a 2 song digital 'EP' of FOREVER IN YOUR HANDS on August 4 on iTunes, Amazon, etc. It'll have the radio edit of the song, plus an acoustic version that Oli, Mike and I laid down in the studio a couple weeks ago. If you follow me on myspace, twitter, or facebook, you may remember in the spring I had mentioned that we were doing something in the studio on day. Well the acoustic stuff is what it was. On radio station visits we have to be able to perform stuff acoustically, and we thought you guys might like to check out this alternate version of the song. You can call into your local station to request the song.
"Finally, we're shooting a video for FOREVER IN YOUR HANDS that features tons of footage of us on tour, behind the scenes, and other stuff. We're shooting a lot of the footage at the August 9 MAYHEM date at the Nissan Pavilion - so if you're thinking of coming, you just might make it into the video! More...
British thrash metal legends Onslaught has announced that they will be heading to South America for the first time in October. A message from guitarist Nige Rockett reads as follows:
"Here it is... the news we have been waiting so long to release.... We are so fuckin' stoked to announce that Onslaught will be touring South America this coming October.
"It's gonna be a killer tour and it'll be awesome for us to meet up with the legions of die hard 'Slaught fans over there and cause some major chaos together.
"The tour will begin in Brazil on October 8th closing with 3 shows in Colombia on October 16th/17th/18th. There are still a few dates / countries to be announced but we should have all the final details real soon."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Italy's Viscera/// has announced a string of tour dates alongside The Drop Machine which has been dubbed the "Anti-Materia" tour. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
8/1 Entract w/ Pentagruel Quai Sadi Carnot, 22/23 Saint Dié des Vosges (Fra)
8/5 Oetinger Villa Kranichsteiner Strasse, 81 Darmstadt (Ger)
8/6 LiWi Stöckartstrasse, 11 Leipzig (Ger)
8/7 Stella Club Holzmarkt str.14-15 Hangar 49 Berlin (Ger)
8/8 Club Bach w/ Damage Disaster Bachgasse, 21 Wien (At)
UK thrash metal band, Evile, has posted a second track, entitled "Now Demolition," from their upcoming album, "Infected Nations," on their MySpace page.
Lead Guitarist OL DRAKE comments:
"Next up is 'Now Demolition.' For the second track we previewed, we wanted it to show a whole other different end of the spectrum of feels on 'Infected Nations'. This track is one on it's own on the album, a much more 'heavy' orientated track designed to get fists in the air and heads going upward, then downward, and hopefully back up again. We hope you can check the entire CD out when it's released, do its Russ Russell production justice, and play it through a good sound system, as the best albums in the world can sound like shite through crappy speakers (especially if they're MP3s; excuse my language)."
This week announced the official open of Feelgood’s Rock Bar & Grill, the new venture from Vince Neil (Motley Crue), in Las Vegas. Neil is by no means the first rock star to open a bar. For many years Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, as well as others have made the connection of booze to rock fans. However, what makes this particular opening special is the expectations set for decadence in a true rock and roll atmosphere. With a sound system fit for a stadium you will find live rock (including a house band), privacy in the V-rooms, and hosting after-parties for the bands Whitesnake and Judas Priest (already booked) Neil is introducing the future of rock bars. The question is who will be the next to follow this trend? I’ve broken down some of the potential favorites: More...
Oakland, California based metal outfit All Shall Perish has announced that they will be headlining this years, "Night of The Living Shred" tour in North America. Also joining them on the bill will be Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, Caliban and Suffokate. A message from All Shall Perish reads as follows:
"This September will find ASP touring with a lot of familiar faces, and a few new ones. We are very excited to get a chance to co-headline with Born Of Osiris. I feel as a new and up-and-coming band, they are truly a class act filled with very talented musicians who know how to rock a crowd. Same goes for our support bands! After The Burial, Caliban, and Suffokate?! This is going to be a fun tour, be sure to come out to the shows and party with us!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Austrian blackened death metal outfit Belphegor has announced that they have completed work on their new music video for the song, "Der Geistertreiber." The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Walpurgis Rites – Hexenwahn" which will be released on October 20th. The video is expected to premire sometime in September.
Black Label Society mainman Zakk Wylde was recently interviewed by Eugene, Oregon's, KFLY Radio, during which he came clean about how certain his place in Ozzy Osbourne's band. He proceeded to rant for three minutes, stating:
"I’ve gotta be honest with you. The boss hasn’t even given me a phone call, so I mean… I’m just like… I don’t know what’s going on over there. Are we doing this thing or are we not doing it? When I keep getting asked these questions, I go, ‘Call the boss. When he tells you, then he can call me back.’ I mean, it’s just like… I love you, man. Whatever you want, that’s cool.
"But if we’re doing this, let’s do it, and let’s whoop some ass. But if you don’t wanna do it, then just give me a heads-up. Call me, man. Tell me what the hell’s going on. I don’t know what the hell’s going on over there. We’re working on the new record, we’ll be back in September, we’ll work on finishing the record. And then we’re supposed to do the tour.
"I mean, it’s like, dude, you don’t wanna play with me anymore? Fine. Play with whoever the hell you wanna play with. I couldn’t give a rat’s ass. Like I’m gonna get all jealous or whatever."
Former Warrant vocalist Jani Lane will be spending two mandatory days in jail after pleading no contest to his recent charge of misdemeanor DUI stemming from an incident where he hit a parked car back in June. As part of Jani's plea deal - in which authorities agreed to drop a hit-and-run charge - Lane will serve 36 months probation, complete 3 months in alcohol education classes and report for 30 days of Caltrans road work, in addition to paying over $395 in fines. If he does not pay the money he will receive 13 additional days in jail instead.
"Walk With Me In Hell", the third DVD from Richmond, VA’s metal outfit Lamb Of God, has officially reached platinum status. The DVD originally debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Video Music chart, selling over 13,000 units in its first week of release. "Walk With Me In Hell" shipped gold that week and came in behind pop mainstay John Mayer.
Lamb Of God's prior DVD, the platinum-certified "Killadelphia," sold 8,000 units in its first week and debuted at #4 on the charts.
Polish death metal outfit Decapitated has announced that Kerim "Krimh" Lechner, of Thorns Of Ivory fame, is now the band's new permanent drummer. He replaces Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, who passed away in late 2007 after the band suffered a serious accident on the road.
Chimaira is set to return to Australia in January, 2010 once again. This is Chimaira’s first headlining Australian tour, having supported their peers In Flames, Biohazard and Korn on their last two trips Down Under. Chimaira is expected to have specials guests support them each night, but no further details have been revealed at this time.
The Infection was released in April via Riot Entertainment and entered both the Aria & JB Hi Fi Charts.
Here are the "Infection" Australian tour dates:
Wed, January 13 - Capital Perth
Thurs, January 14 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Licensed All Ages
Fri, January 15 - Billboard The Venue, Melbourne, Over 18’s
Sat, January 16 - Billboard the Venue, Melbourne, Under 18s Afternoon Show
Sun, January 17 – The Hi- Fi, Brisbane
Mon, January 18 - The Metro, Sydney, Licensed All Ages
Wed, January 20 - The Transmission Room, Auckland NZ, Licensed All Ages
Tickets go on sale, Monday, August 17 for all dates
Following the success of Rob Zombie’s initial reinvention of John Carpenter’s smash cult horror film HALLOWEEN, which premiered number one at the box office breaking all Labor Day Weekend 2007 records, comes the sequel, HALLOWEEN II, hitting theatres nationwide on August 28, 2009 from Dimension Films.
With the enormously popular horror movie series back, writer-producer-director Rob Zombie, once again puts his own twisted twist on the soundtrack. "Halloween II – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Hip-O/UMe), set for release on August 25, 2009, and co-produced by Zombie, manages to bring together dialogue from the film as well as music from Motorhead, The Moody Blues, Scream (sans future member Dave Grohl), Rod Stewart, the MC5 and Foghat, alongside new psychobilly band Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures.
Zombie helmed 2007’s ninth installment in the HALLOWEEN franchise that began in 1978. HALLOWEEN II, which debuts August 28, picks up where HALLOWEEN left off, and focuses on the struggles of Laurie Strode (played by Scout Taylor-Compton) and killer Michael Myers (played by Tyler Mane).
The new recordings on "Halloween II – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" include “Transylvania Terror Train” and “Honky Tonk Halloween” from Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures, who appear in the film. The band’s leader, Jesse Dayton, an Austin, Texas-based singer-guitarist who has played with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, was part of the duo Banjo & Sullivan that performed in Zombie’s 2005 flick The Devil’s Rejects and simultaneously released an album. Similarly, Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures (Stag/Zombie A Go Go) will be issued August 28.
Also new are “Laurie’s Theme” from John 5 produced by Bob Marlette, (Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne); “Nurse Killa” from score composer Tyler Bates (Watchmen, 300, Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects); and a cover of Nazareth’s 1976 hit “Love Hurts” from singer Nan Vernon, who covered “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Mr. Sandman” for HALLOWEEN. More...