Metal News for July 5, 2010
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41 news articles posted on this day.
Brazilian power metallers Angra have announced details regarding the band's upcoming seventh studio album, titled "Aqua." "Aqua" is set for release on September 29th, 2010 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album was recorded at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil. This also marks the first time in the band's history that they have self-produced thier own album.
1. Viderunt Te Aquae
2. Arising Thunder
3. Awake From Darkness
4. Lease Of Life
5. The Rage Of The Waters
6. Spirit Of The Air
8. A Monster In Her Eyes
9. Weakness Of A Man
Las Vegas metal act Seventh Calling have announced the addition of Rick Cox to the band as their new vocalist.
Seventh Calling guitarist/vocalist Steve Handel commented by saying:
"Rick brings an excellent amount of experience to the lead vocalist position. The group has been a four-piece since its inception, so this is a new twist on things for us, adding in a fifth member. Rick is the only singer that has ever walked into the studio and was prepared for his audition. We hooked up, ripped through several songs in short order, and afterwards, we knew that he was the one for the job."
Swedish thrash metal act Carnal Forge have posted a new music video for the song "Blood War." The song is to be featured on the band's as yet untitled 7th studio album due for release in early 2011. "Blood War" was written, recorded and produced by the band in their own personal studio in Sala, Sweden.
Finnish progressive metallers Anthriel have announced thier signing with Lion Music. The band have also set "The Pathway" as the title of their forthcoming studio album which is due for release on October 15th, 2010. Anthriel combine neo classical elements with progressive metal to create their unique sound.
The cover art and song samples can be found here.
Helmet, the alternative metal band from New York City, have announced that their new studio album, "Seeing Eye Dog," will be issued in five different formats. Every seperate edition of the album is also set to include a bonus live album recorded in 2006 in San Francisco.
The available formats include:
1. Digital Only (new album plus 1 live album)
2. Two-disc CD (new album plus 1 live album) + digital
3. Limited Edition Double 180g Vinyl (New album plus 1 live album) + digital
4. Limited Edition Deluxe: New album and 1 live album on two-disc CD, new album and 1 live album on double 180g Vinyl, custom HELMET USB key with four more live albums, signed package + digital of new album + 1 live album
5. Super Deluxe: Same as Deluxe but includes gold laminate/tour access component
Avant-Garde metal act Iwrestledabearonce have announced the release of a brand new re-issue set of their debut album "It's All Happening." The re-issue, titled "It's All Happening: The It's All Remixed Edition," features the original album on disc one, a remix disc and a bonus DVD. The set is made available through Century Media records.
1. You Ain't No Family (DJ Danny Maverick remix)
2. White Water In The Morning (DJ Rampue remix)
3. Danger In The Manger (Jimmy Urine remix)
3. I'm Cold and There Are Wolves After Me (Rondo remix)
4. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon (the Benjamin Weinman remix)
5. The Cat's Pajamas (Invader's remix by Latexxx Teens)
6. Pazuzu For the Win (A7ie remix)
7. Eli Cash Vs. The Godless Savages (9MILLIONWAYStoDIE aka dAdA YakUza remix)*
8. See You In Shell (Alien Vampire remix)
1. Studio webisodes, tour journals, and promo footage. (Bonus DVD)
2. See You In Shell (promo video) (Bonus DVD)
3. You Ain't No Family (promo video) (Bonus DVD)
4. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon (song stems for remix) (Bonus DVD)
5. You Ain't No Family (song stems for remix) (Bonus DVD)
Jacksonville, Florida's Limp Bizkit have revealed the artwork for their upcoming studio album titled "Gold Cobra" which is available for viewing below. Limp bizkit have officially set "Gold Cobra" as the title of thier new studio album due out sometime in the fall of 2010.
"Gold Cobra" tentative tracklisting:
3. Why Try
4. 90 to 10
5. Rock Ship
6. Brand New Meaning"
7. Shark Attack
8. Darkside of the Moon
10. Venomous (LBGC)
11. Walking Away
14. Back Porch
16. Middle Finger
17. Thank You
German metal act Darkseed is set to release the new album "Poison Awaits" on July 23rd, 2010 via Massacre Records. The band has now posted a video clip from the recording sessions, which can be viewed below.
Brooklyn’s stoner/doom rock group kings Destroy has launched the band's first music video for the song "Old Yeller," which can be viewed below. “Old Yeller” comes from the band’s self-released debut 7-inch EP.
"’Old Yeller’ was a collaboration between a filmmaker friend of ours named Dave Danesh, and Morgan Nichols,” explains vocalist Steve Murphy. “The idea surrounding it is pretty self-explanatory and goes hand-in-hand with the lyrics. The song is about how the media has been bought off by the US government, and therefore lost its way in terms of protecting our democracy as the fourth check and balance. So grab a nice cold PBR and hail the demise of our glorious nation.”
Candlelight Records has confirmed September 28th as the North American release date for "A Thin Shell," the new album from Sweden’s October Tide. Currently featuring guitarist/founder Fredrik Norrman (Katatonia), vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh, and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge), the album is the band’s first in ten years and follows the 2009 reissue of their debut, "Rain Without End."
"A Thin Shell" was mixed and mastered at Black Lounge Studios in Sweden and features artwork from American photographer/graphic designer Travis Smith. "I have wanted to get October Tide back together for some time,” reveals Norrman. “When we decided the time was right, ideas for new songs surprisingly came together nicely. Many sleepless nights were involved, with lots of coffee of course, but the songs were written in flow one after another.”
Discussing the recording process Norrman notes, “we started recording in March of last year. Jonas (Kjellgren) liked what he heard and offered to get it into the (Black Lounge) studio’s schedule even though we didn’t have a label yet. What was meant as a side project so long ago is now my main project and I am very proud of it. We only hope people enjoy it as much as we do.” More...
Mammoth Grinder has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming tour dates:
"2010 summer dates NOT canceled! Everything is going according to planned as is on our calendar. We will be making up the west coast days that we missed during our sound and fury trip (woohooo). So when in doubt, check the calendar here or take a look over at the Nuclear Solution Blog. Then tell your friends and get them to tell their friends, but don't let them tell their other friends 'cause those dudes are posers."
You can catch Mammoth Grinder live on the following dates: More...
Cephalic Carnage has issued the following update about recruiting a new guitar player:
"Hello friends! So yeah yeah old news, but as most of you know Zac left the band, but what you don't know is who our new guitarist is. Please welcome Brian Hopp a.k.a. Legolas to the Cephalic family.
"He's got a really sweet bow and arrow, and his guitar playing is almost as good as his archery. We are extremely pleased with his work on the new record, and we think you will be too. Come tickle his chin and give him a pinch on Summer's Laughter!"
Panopticon has checked in with the following update about the release of "On The Subject Of Mortality:"
"On the subject of mortality update. S/T reissue out now! The S/T reissue is out now at Pagan Flames. New liner notes and pro packaging...no more sticky silk screened digi packs. The first half of OTSOM is in the hands of pagan flames at this point for the CD release in the form of a split with When Bitter Spring Sleeps. So, its just a matter of time at this point.
"The second half (on CD), a split with skagos, is in the process of being completed, waiting only on the artwork to be finished and skagos to get their masters to Flenser records. The vinyl version of OTSOM has been delayed due to label issues (the double LP will be a split release with labels to be announced soon) and will not be out till fall at the earliest. I'm sorry to the folks who are eager for this record, and believe me, this album finally being out is of the most importance in my musical endeavors, but at this time my hands are tied. I just have to wait and work out label issues. More...
Portuguese Gothic metal act Factory of Dreams has issued the following announcement about contributing a track to the upcoming "Gothic Visions Volume II" compilation:
"Factory of Dreams are proud to announce that they'll be part of Gothic Visions Volume II (CD + DVD) with both a song and video clip. So, grab your hands on this fab compilation this October! After last year's first release of the Gothic Visions CD + DVD Special Edition compilation Echozone will release the second one in October of this year. The Gothic Visions is done in cooperation with the underground magazine Crawling Tunes and other media partners.
"The release will be fully promoted within the campaigns starting from August to November of 2010 and will be featured in advertisements, reviews plus featured on online radio and TV shows. The new edition includes a full packed audio CD, a DVD with more than three hours of music plus more than three hours of video clips, live performances, gothic visuals, etc."
The currently announced line up for the compilation is as follows: More...
Swedish folk metal act King of Asgard has checked in with the following brief statement about preparing to record a new music video: "King of Asgard today rigged the preparations for a video shoot of opening track on upcoming 'Fi'mbulvintr' album. We'll start shooting tomorrow! More details to be revealed soon." The band recently recorded a new album to see release via Metal Blade Records. You can also check out King of Asgard demo track via the band's MySpace page.
Bon Jovi has announced Australian tour dates for their upcoming tour this December. The tour will kick off in Perth at Subiaco Oval on Wednesday, December 8th and continue through to Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, December 11th, Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on the 14th of December and finishing up in Sydney at the Sydney Football Stadium on the 17th of December.
Here are the Bon Jovi Australian tour dates:
Wed 8 – Dec Perth, Subiaco Oval
Sat 11 – Dec Melbourne, Etihad Stadium
Tue 14 – Dec Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium
Fri 17 – Dec Sydney, Sydney Football Stadium
The tour has some insanely priced tour packages, including:
Diamond Ring Circle Package $1,950.00
Roulette Circle Package $1,250.00
Faith Circle Package $ 850.00
…Undivided Party Package $ 650.00
Diamond $ 299.90
Platinum $ 199.90
Gold $ 149.90
Silver $ 99.90
VIP PACKAGES are as follows: More...
Silent Civilian has announced an upcoming fall headlining run dubbed the “Haunting The Masses Tour” with The Autumn Offering and Destrophy as support. The trek kicks off on August 27th and ends on September 29th and also marks the group’s first official headliner in support of the new album, "Ghost Stories."
Guitarist/vocalist Jonny Santos commented: “I want to say that the ‘Fear Campaign’ tour was amazing! I am very proud and privileged to have been part of such an amazing metal tour. I want to thank Dino, Burt, Gene and Byron for allowing us to be on the tour. It was absolutely an amazing experience. I've had the pleasure of touring with FF in the past several times, and they never disappoint. I also want to thank all of the Prong guys for being super cool and amazing every night, as well as our very new, good friends in Thy Will Be Done.
"Those guys are awesome and heavy as balls. We had the pleasure of supporting All That Remains for five dates of this tour and that was just as amazing. They are some of the most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. Plus we got fuckin’ hammered with them every night. They know how to party. I really want to thank all of the fans for coming out to support ALL of the bands. You guys make it possible for metal to continue on. Overall, the tour was a complete success and will have a place in my heart forever. More...
Seventh Rule Recordings has issued the following announcement about releasing Coffinworm's "When All Became None" on vinyl:
"Seventh Rule is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the vinyl edition of Coffinworm’s 'When All Became None.' This gatefold LP release will be available in a limited pressing of 500 copies and packaged in an old-school 'Tip-On' style jacket manufactured by Stoughton Printing, with vinyl mastering / manufacturing being handled by RTI. This will be licensed exclusively from Profound Lore Records (YOB, LUDICRA, YAKUZA) with a projected release for this slab o' filth in mid-August."
Coffinworm’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
7/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre DUDE FEST w/ Municipal Waste + Landmine Marathon
8/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
8/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston w/ Unearthly Trance + Archon + Syphilitic Lust
8/15 - Baltimore, MD @ TBA
8/20 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Dojo w/ Tombs + Planks
While Heaven Wept is currently working on the forthcoming release of a new live album "Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence – Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival," which is set for a November 2010 release date. "Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence" will be made available as a CD/DVD set courtesy of Cruz Del Sur Music, as well as a 2xLP set via a joint collaboration between Cruz Del Sur Music, Iron Kodex, and High Roller Records. The DVD portion will contain several bonus features that will be detailed after the band finishes the studio work on the masters.
The live album is a 24-track audio capture of While Heaven Wept's performance at the Posthalle in Würzburg, Germany on February 6th, 2010. The final master will be later synchronized to the multi-camera pro-shot footage, resulting in the band's very first DVD.
While Heaven Wept's Tom Phillips stated, "The audio quality of this release is incredible – perhaps in some ways better than even Vast Oceans Lachrymose - along with the excellent energy of the performances and the excitement of the improvisations. The video is even more amazing, so expertly filmed and edited by our friends at Streetclip TV in Germany."
Arsonists Get All The Girls is currently preparing to hit the road across North America once again as part of the “Over The Limit” touring package, which features As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Thick As Blood, Burning The Masses, Circle of Contempt and Blind Witness. The trek, which kicks off on July 23rd and runs through August 21st, also features Son of Aurelius and This Or The Apocalypse on select dates.
A video update from the band can be viewed below, and guitarist Arthur also stated: “We couldn’t be more excited for this ‘Over The Limit’ tour. We feel that this line-up makes up for a really diverse package and gives people something different than all the other tours going on this summer. Danza is on it and since they are some of our best friends it is always a blast whenever we get to tour together. Son of Aurelius are also on part of it and I’m telling you that you cannot miss this band. So come out early and bring all your friends.
“Also for those of you have been wondering when we are putting out a new album. We have begun the writing process and already have about three rough songs and a million crazy ideas. This album is going to be our hardest hitting yet! Expect it to be out on Century Media sometime next year.” More...
Damnation Festival veterans Anaal Nathrakh will return to lay waste to Leeds this year for the sixth installment of the UK festival. They'll be joined by French experimental duo Alcest, the synth driven mathcore of Rolo Tomassi, and Fukpig, who make their Damnation debut after a performance at Deathfest earlier this year. The latest additions join the already confirmed The Dillinger Escape Plan and reformed Earthtone9 with many more bands to be announced across three stages.
Festival director Gavin McInally commented: "No band - not even the mighty Carcass - has been requested to return to Damnation Festival by the fans as often as Anaal Nathrakh so it's a pleasure, and a relief, to be able to make that happen. In contrast to the aural chaos of Nathrakh, Alcest will bring a touch of French sophistication to proceedings with their haunting, black metal inspired shoegaze. Rolo Tomassi are one of the rising stars of the current UK metal scene and it's great to be able to host their energetic live show this year. As for Fukpig, well the devastation at Deathfest is responsible for their return!"
More information on the festival can be found at this location.
Polish metal act Votum was recently confirmed for an appearances at this year’s edition of the Metal Hammer Festival in Poland alongside Katatonia, Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, Riverside and headliners Korn (with one band still to be announced). The event will take place on August 27th at Spodek Hall in Katowice. Votum formed in Warsaw in 2003. The band will unleash their second full-length, "Metafiction," in the U.S. on August 3rd via Armoury Records. More information on the festival can be found at this location.
Velnias has issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:
"Greetings All, we shall be embarking very soon on a full US tour with Irish band, Altar of Plagues. Note that the Baltimore (July 29th), Washington D.C. (July 30th) and Chicago (August 7th) shows do not have venues at this time. The page will be updated when we have these 100% booked.
"After the AOP tour we will be meeting up with our friends in Sleepwalker (Fell Voices) and Ash Borer for a few shows on our way back home. There are only two dates posted with them right now but there should at least be two more to be added soon. On this entire tour we will have a new, self-released EP (limited to 200 copies, 50 in special, hand-made wooden boxes) available among more Velnias and other merchandise."
The upcoming Velnias tour dates are as follows: More...
Apocalyptica has issued the following announcement about hosting a signing session during the band's Mexican tour dates:
"The Band is very excited about their upcoming visit to México and those 2 great shows they are going to play. Apocalyptica has a surprise for their Mexican fans! If you want to meet the band, please come to the '7th Symphony' pre-sale and signing session. You will find all info at this location."
The upcoming Apocalyptica tour dates are as follows: More...
Arch Enemy has issued the following update about the band's upcoming festival appearances:
"Hells yeah, we are getting ready for some serious festival-action: 9 July - Ruisrock 2010 - Turku, Finland, 11 July - Magic Circle Festival, CZ, 16 July - G! Festival, Faroe Islands , 23 July – Le Cute Rockstorm Chapter 3 Festival @ Alimas Carnival, Maldives. We hope to see you all during our ‘Summer Of Evil 2010’! Hails & Horns!"
You can catch Arch Enemy live on the following dates:
7/9 2010 Ruisrock 2010, Turku (Finland) Turku (Finland), FI
7/11 2010 The Magic Circle Festival IV @ Metalcamp (Slovenia) Tolmin (Slovenia), SI
7/16 2010 G! Festival @ Göta (Faroe Islands) Göta (Faroe Islands), FO
7/23 2010 LeCute Rockstorm Chapter 3 Festival Alimas Carnival, Maldives
7/31 2010 Rockarea Festival, Loreley (Germany) Loreley (Germany), DE
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air 2010 Wacken, DE
8/21 2010 Trutnov Open Air Festival, Trutnov(Czech Republic)
10/22 2010 Waerdse Tempel / Heerhugowaard (Holland) Heerhugowaard (Holland)
10/23 2010 METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VIII @ Wieze (Belgium) Wieze (Belgium)
10/24 2010 ARCH ENEMY @ Markthalle (Metal Breed Festival), Hamburg (Germany)
10/26 2010 Klub Stodola / Batorego 1, Warszawa (Poland) Warsaw, POLAND
11/23 2010 Manchester @ Academy 2 Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
11/24 2010 Glasgow @ Garage Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
11/25 2010 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM
11/27 2010 London @ The Forum London, UNITED KINGDOM
Fueled By Fire has issued the following announcement about a European tour alongside Violator:
"Hey maniax! we are hitting Europe with our friends to the south from Brazil, Violator! Hope your ready to fuckin thrash! this tour will blow your mind! Lets make this tour one to remember and make it the best you ever attended! have fun! Drink beers! And thrash like never before! See you all soon!"
The band's currently announced tour dates are as follow:
7/6 2010 Kontra Szcezin
7/8 2010 The Cave Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
7/9 2010 Willemeen Willemeen, NETHERLANDS
7/10 2010 Blackland Club Berlin, GERMANY
7/11 2010 TBA Antwerpen
7/13 2010 La Chimere Lille, FRANCE
7/14 2010 TBA Gent, BELGIUM
7/15 2010 The Rambler Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
7/16 2010 Live Club Barmen Wuppertal, GERMANY
10/14 2010 MEXICO HERMOSILLO, MONTERREY, MEXICO CITY, COATZACOALCOS, MEXICO
Finland's Kypck had previously announced the band was in negotiations with a record label to release a new album. The band has now issued the following brief statement about splitting with the company and seeking a new label to release the album: "Moving on, looking for a new label The ridiculous waiting game with the previously mentioned label has been put to an end. Kypck is now looking for another record label to work with." You can also check out sample Kypck tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Megadeth has posted more video clips online from the road featuring David Ellefson. The first clip from Finland can be viewed below, and the second from Austria can be viewed after the jump.
Norwegian doom metal outfit Sahg, which features former Gorgoroth bassist King, has revealed the tracklisting for their new studio album, "Sahg III," which is expected to be released on August 30th through Indie Recordings. They have also revealed the front cover of the album. You can check out both below.
"In Through The Eye"
"Baptism Of Fire"
"Spiritual Void" More...
Sweden's Shining has issued the following update about headlining the Forlorn Fest:
"Shining will make a rare appearance in their home country of Sweden when they headline the Forlorn Fest which is scheduled to take place on the 26th and 27th November at the Fabriken, in Umea, Sweden. According to the organizers this will be Sweden’s first ever black metal festival, and the line up will feature some of the country’s leading black metal bands, many of whom, like Shining itself, rarely get to play in their own country. Line up up for the Forlorn Fest is as follows: Shining, Ondskapt, Valkyrja, Hypothermia, Rev 16:8, Orcivus, Thornium, Elimi, Sorgeldom, and Chainsawtan."
Shining's upcoming seventh album "VII / Född Förlorare," which was entirely written by front man and founder Niklas Kvarforth, is due for release on Indie Recordings later this year.
Sweden's Valkyrja has been added to Marduk's "The Great Northern War" 2010 tour, which also features Ragnarok. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
01.09.2010 (POL) Poznan / Blue Note (extended show without Ragnarok)
02.09.2010 (POL) Wroclaw / Madness (extended show without Ragnarok)
03.09.2010 (GER) Crispendorf / Wolfszeit Festival (extended show without Ragnarok)
04.09.2010 (GER) Adelsheim / Metal Fest Festival (extended show without Ragnarok)
05.09.2010 (BEL) Brugge / Het Entrepot
06.09.2010 (HOL) Tilburg / o13
07.09.2010 (DEN) Aarhus / Voxhall
08.09.2010 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
09.09.2010 (NOR) Oslo / Betong
10.09.2010 (SWE) Goteborg / Parken
11.09.2010 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
12.09.2010 (SWE) Ostersund / Tingshuset
14.09.2010 (FIN) Oulu / Nuclear
16.09.2010 (FIN) Helsinki / Dante's Highlight
The promotional poster for the tour can be viewed at this location.
Sweden's Scarpoint has issued the following update about recruiting Ola Englund as the band's new guitarist:
"Hey fuckers! After a couple months of sharing great moments we are delighted to welcome our new guitar player Ola Englund to the band. He fits awesome and are a hell of a guitar player. If you have questions to him about anything, such as gear and that kind of stuff, mail to email@example.com. Stay twisted fuckers!"
British Columbia based death metal act Archspire has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:
"June was a great month for Archspire, we got to play at The Biltmore Cabaret with a bunch of wicked bands. Mother Died Today put on a very, very awesome last show, which I'm quite saddened about. They were extremely impressive to watch live, and I took special note of the drummer of the band, he was absolutely amazing. First Reign came out also, and I'm good friends with all those guys, so it was awesome to share the stage with them once again. If you aren't familiar with their stuff, go check it out!. Lastly, we had the great Woods Of Ypres headline the show! Interesting blend of black metal with elements of other genres, I enjoyed watching them play, and I'm glad we (hopefully) put on a good opening show for them. So thanks to all those that came out, we have videos of all of our shows so far, and would like to throw some content up in the future perhaps, and for all those that took pictures, we'd love to get in contact with you!
"Well, July is looking pretty exciting for Archspire. We have 7 confirmed dates, 6 of which will be part of our very first mini tour! We will be heading from Vancouver to Kelowna, Prince George, and then hitting Alberta briefly before heading back home. We'll see how it goes, and we will definitely be setting up longer tours in the future. Our kickoff is at Funky Winkerbeans on the 15th, with some very wicked bands, Nylithia and Fenrir's Thirst. The FB group for the kick off show is here. More...
Ireland's Mael Mordha has issued the following update about two upcoming festival appearances in Spain and Portugual:
"We’ll play our first ever shows in Spain and Portugal this October. We hit Mardrid, Spain first for the Madrid is the Dark festival on October 30th where we’ll play alongside our friends in Primordial. The following day we hit the road for Braga, Portugal where we play Bracara Extreme Fest. We hope to see you there!"
The upcoming Mael Mordha tour dates are as follows:
10/30 2010 Madrid is the Dark MADRID, SPAIN
10/31 2010 Bracara Extreme Fest Braga, PORTUGAL
11/6 2010 Doom Over Vienna 5 Vienna, AUSTRIA
12/17 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
Trent Reznor has issued an update on what he's been up to, including writing the score to the film "The Social Network." Here's Reznor's update:
"I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How To Destroy Angels and some new NIN. Well, that plan didn't work out so well. David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook. I've always loved David's work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned. Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on.
"Months later, I'm happy to tell you we're nearing the completion of this and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out. The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.
"As Atticus and I near the end of the scoring process, we're looking forward to the next phase - distilling the large amount of music we've written for this down to a satisfying record (or two). The film opens Oct 1 in the US with the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that.
"Speaking of the film... it's really fucking good. And dark!"
Massachusetts based noise merchants Anal Cunt has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new "cock rock" album, "Fuckin' A," which is expected to released through Patac Records by September on both CD and 12" vinyl. Another album featuring the more traditional Anal Cunt sound entitled, "Same Old Shit" is also expected to be released this year.
The tracklisting for "Fuckin' A" is as follows:
1. Fuck Yeah
2. Crankin' My Bands Demo On A Box At The Beach
3. Loudest Stereo
4. Kickin' Your Ass And Fuckin' Your Bitch
5. Hot Girls On The Road
6. Whiskey, Coke And Sluts
7. All I Give A Fuck About Is Sex
8. I'm Gonna Give You AIDS
9. Yay! It's Pink!
10. I Wish My Dealer Was Open
American heavy metal veterans Metallica has announced that they have added a show in Christchurch, New Zealand to their tour of the down under this September. A message from the band reads as follows:
"You asked (okay, demanded!) and we heard ya. When we got wind of the massive petitions for us to come to Christchurch, New Zealand we just had to check it out . . . and wow, the number of requests were overwhelming! So, the moral of the story is to be careful what you wish for . . . because 'Tallica is coming to your town on September 22 at CBS Canterbury Arena!
"Now here's the catch - our production team scoped it out over the last couple of weeks and no matter how hard we tried to re-configure it, the bottom line is the CBS Canterbury Arena is just not equipped to handle the in the round "Death Magnetic" show that we've been carting around the world on this tour. That's not going to stop us, but we wanted to let you know that we will not be able to bring the full set up that you may have seen in photos on the site or will see if you happen to hit another show in New Zealand or Australia. It's gonna be us and YOU old-school "club style" in an arena making a whole lot of noise together, and that's what counts.
"Tickets go on sale July 15 at 9:00 AM with the MyTKT pre-sale starting July 13 at noon. Fan Club members should check www.metclub.com for information about a special pre-sale for them starting on July 9.
"Thanks for all the love and support . . . see you in September!" More...
Martin Thim, guitarist of Danish metal outfit Exmortem, has announced that he has decided to disband the group, citing a lack of motivation. A message from Thim reads as follows:
"Exmortem have been one of the leading acts in the Danish metal scene for many years and set the bar high with albums like Berzerker Legions and latest Funeral Phantoms.
"Our last album Funeral Phantoms is also viewed as the band's absolutely best release and we are proud to leave on the top of our career. With Funeral Phantoms we reached what we have always aimed for, so now it's time for something new.
"I'm also extremely proud to look back and be able to say that we never repeated ourselves, each album has it's own sound and atmosphere, no album is alike. That is very satisfying as an artist!! More...
Belgiums brutal metal band Fractured Insanity, who recently entered Hertz Studios in Poland to record their new album "MASS AWAKELESS," has put a promo video and samples from the new album online. The new album will be released on August the 1th through Xtreem Music from Spain. The samples can be heard on their MySpace page. Watch the promo video below:
Fear Factory have been confirmed as the next act added to the 70,000 Tons of Metal festival. 70,000 Tons of Metal will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and runs until Friday, January 28, 2011.
Confirmed Line-up (19 of 40 acts):
Uli Jon Roth