Metal News for August 10, 2010
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28 news articles posted on this day.
Legendary metal act Napalm Death have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of England's Super Sonic Festival. The festival is set to take place between October 22nd and 24th in Birmingham, England.
Super Sonic 2010 line-up:
BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI
PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES
PEOPLE LIKE US
VOICE OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS
Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has issued the following update about his decision to not participate in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra winter tour this year:
"It’s been nearly ten years since my first TSO Winter Tour. Each year it’s been an incredible experience, traveling from arena to arena being an important part of the largest symphonic rock production in history. This year, however, I’ve decided to make the difficult decision of stepping out of the spotlight (and lasers, fog, fire and snow) and embarking upon new adventures.
"The reasons for this are twofold. As one might imagine, the TSO winter tour is a demanding one- with long days and an action packed show that calls for no less than 200% of yourself, often twice a day from the mid-October rehearsals to the final show in January. While the awesome response from fans and the collaboration with fellow performers make it beyond worth it, there comes a point, after so many years of annual grueling intensity, for some of us to draw upon that quarter of a year’s worth of time and energy in order to launch a renewed focus on our own visions.
"In my case, this process begins with the release of a brand new album (Alex Skolnick trio ‘Veritas’ Due October 15) to be followed by heavy touring, including winter dates in support of RodrigoYGabriela. There are many other endeavors in the works, the information of which will be continually updated on-line at www.alexskolnick.com. Furthermore, as someone who has been on tour with multiple projects and running on all cylinders during the entire calendar year since 2006, reclaiming this three month period will open up the option to take breaks once in a while, remember what home looks like, lessen the constant separation from friends and loved ones and recharge my own batteries as needed.
"I’m really looking forward to sharing all the new projects with everyone. Updated info can always be found at www.alexskolnick.com and you can follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/alexskolnick.
"Of course, I’ll miss doing the TSO tour. The stage time, friendships and overall experience has been invaluable. I’m grateful to Paul O’Neil and Nightcastle Mgmt for the opportunity, to all the musicians and singers for the good times and to all the fans for the unyielding support, you guys are the best! I look forward to seeing many of you out there in different configurations."
Swiss thrash metallers Cataract have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming studio album "Killing The Eternal." "Killing The Eternal" is set to be released on September 27th, 2010 through California based Metal Blade Records.
"Killing The Eternal" tracklisting:
2. Lost Souls
3. Reap The Outcasts
4. Killing The Eternal
6. Urban Waste
7. Makind's Burden
8. Hollow Steps
9. Drain, Murder And Loss
10. The Faith You Have Misused
11. Black Ash
12. Spawned By Illusions (digipack bonus track)
13. Allegory To A Dying World
Woe have announced details regarding the band's upcoming studio album titled "Quietly, Undramatically." "Quietly, Undramatically" is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Candlelight Records. This is first recording from Woe to feature a full band, in place of single multi-instrumentalist Chris Grigg.
"Quietly, Undramatically" tracklisting:
1. No Solitude
2. The Road From Recovery
3. Quietly, Undramatically
4. A Treatise on Control
5. Without Logic
6. Full Circle
7. Hatred is Our Heart
Chicago hard rockers Disturbed have released the first music video from their forthcoming new album "Asylum." The video is for the track "Another Way To Die" and was directed by Robert Schober. "Asylum" is set for release on August 31st, 2010 through Reprise Records.
You can view the video below:
Canadian hardcore heavyweights Comeback Kid have announced the dates for thier upcoming headline tour of the United States. The tour will be the first for the band in support of their new album, "Symptoms + Cures," which is set for release on August 31st, 2010 through Victory Records/Distort Entertainment. Support on the tour will come from Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years and American Fang.
Comeback Kid U.S. tour dates:
October 4 - Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia
October 5 - Irving Plaza - New York
October 6 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston
October 7 - Xtreme Wheels Skatepark - Buffalo
October 8 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit
October 9 - Peabody’s - Cleveland
October 10 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago
October 12 - The Rave II - Milwaukee
October 13 - Station 4 - St. Paul
October 14 - Granada Theater - Lawrence
October 15 - The Summit Music Hall - Denver
October 16 - The Complex - Salt Lake City
October 17 - The Venue - Boise
October 18 - El Corazon - Seattle
October 19 - Club Satyricon - Portland
October 20 - Slim’s - San Francisco
October 21 - The Glass House - Pomona
October 22 - House of Blues - West Hollywood
October 23 - Soma - San Diego
October 24 - Nile Theatre - Mesa
Scranton metallers Motionless In White have revealed the tracklisting for thier upcoming debut studio album "Creatures." The album was recorded in Ocala, Florida with Andrew Wade. "Creatures" is set to be released on October 12th, 2010.
1. Immaculate Misconception
2. We Only Come Out At Night
3. London In Terror
7. .Com Pt. II
8. Count Choculitis
9. City Lights
10. Puppets (The First Snow)
11. Undead Ahead
12. Scissorhands (The Last Snow)
Richmond, Virginia's shock thrashers Gwar have announced the dates for thier annual North American tour. The tour kicks off on October 2nd, 2010 in Baltimore and runs until November 5th ending in Houston, Texas. Support on the tour will come from punk act The Casualties, death metallers Infernaeon and Mobile Death Camp.
Gwar North American tour dates:
October 2 – Baltimore, MD - Sonar
October 4 – Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
October 5 – Knoxville, TN - Valarium
October 7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
October 8 – Ybor City, FL - The Ritz Ybor
October 9 – Orlando, FL - Firestone Live
October 10 – Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
October 11 – Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
October 12 – Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
October 13 – Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
October 14 – Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
October 15 – Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
October 16 – Worcester, MA - Rock and Shock, Palladium
October 17 – Montreal, QC - Theatre Telus
October 19 – Moncton, NB - Club Oxygen
October 20 – Halifax, NS - The New Place
October 22 – Quebec City, QB - Theatre Imperial
October 23 – Toronto, ON - Opera House
October 24 – Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
October 26 – Chicago, IL - House of Blues
October 27 – Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
October 28 – Sauget, IL - Pop’s
October 29 – Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
October 30 – Detroit, MI - Harpo’s
October 31 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
November 2 – Dallas, TX - House of Blues
November 3 – Little Rock, AR - The Village
November 4 – New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
November 5 – Houston, TX - House of Blues
Florida's death metal icons Cannibal Corpse have revealed the dates for thier upcoming tour of the U.S. The tour kicks off on November 5th in Wilmington, North Carolina and runs for 17 days spanning the eastern states. Support on the tour will come from Dying Fetus, Vital Remains and Devourment.
Cannibal Corpse tour dates:
November 5 – Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
November 6 – Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
November 7 – Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
November 8 – Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
November 9 – Nashville, TN - Exit In
November 10 – Lexington, KY - Buster’s
November 11 – East St. Louis, MO - Pop’s
November 12 – Des Moines, IA - People’s Court
November 13 – Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
November 14 – Madison, WI - Annex
November 16 – Columbus, OH - Skully’s
November 17 – Williamsville, NY - Infinity
November 18 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
November 19 – New York, NY - Santos Party House
November 20 – Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
November 21 – Washington DC, - Rock & Roll Hotel
November 22 – Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Shark Men Records has released a free online sampler with some new, some previously unreleased and more songs from Jvlith Krishvn, War From A Harlots Mouth, Walter Schreifels, At Daggers Drawn, Caleya, Myra, Zero Mentality, Radare, Miles Away, The Hirsch Effekt and more. While probably not all metal, there are a few relevant bands on here.
You can download the sampler for free here.
Westfield, Massachusetts metallers Within the Ruins have released the video for their latest single and title track from their new album "Invade." The new album is due out August 31st.
You can view the video below:
Calgary's blackened death metal band Gales of Avalon has issued an update on multiple fronts. The band is still in search of a new lead guitarist and is in the process of trying some people out.
The band updates that they've received our mixed and mastered tracks for the forthcoming concept album "Black Island." The album contains rerecorded versions of "Cold Dark Valleys, Final Gale, and Black Ocean Black Island;" as well as 8 brand new songs. No release date is scheduled yet. The band will be playing a lot of shows in the near future to try and raise some money to manufacture the album.
Gales of Avalon has a couple of confirmed shows coming up:
Aug 14 2010 9:00P - The Mead Hall Edmonton, AB, CANADA with Ominosity, Sigil, and Herbert West
Sep 1 2010 9:00P - Vern's Tavern Calgary, AB, CANADA with GFAP, Throatkick, and Tree Burning
TRIPTYKON, the group formed by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior, is to follow its highly acclaimed debut album "Eparistera Daimones" with the release of "Shatter," an all-new 5-track EP, on October 25 (Europe) and 26 (North America), 2010. At a playing time of approximately 28 minutes, Shatter will consist almost entirely of previously unreleased music. The EP's track listing is as follows:
2. "I Am The Twilight"
Recorded during the Eparistera Daimones album sessions in 2009. “Crucifixus” appears in a newly mixed and mastered version.
4. "Circle Of The Tyrants" (Live)
5. "Dethroned Emperor" (Live)
Cover versions of Celtic Frost songs, recorded live during TRIPTYKON's headliner performance at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands, on April 16, 2010. "Dethroned Emperor" features guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke. More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week vocalist Brett Hoffman and guitarist Phil Fasciana of the legendary death metal band Malevolent Creation talk about an incident at one of their first shows involving an unbelievable oral amputation.
This footage is taken from their upcoming interview. Malevolent Creation's latest album, "Invidious Dominion," will be out August 24th. They're currently on a headlining tour before meeting up with Exodus for the March of Brutality Tour. For more Malevolent Creation, check out their MySpace page.
As was previously reported, Father Befouled has inked a deal with Relapse Records. The band has now commented on the signing:
"After many months of silence, we feel extremely glorified to announce that we have signed with Relapse Records for the CD release of our new album, 'Morbid Destitution of Covenant.' It goes without saying, given the sound we craft, we could be none more honored to be part of the Relapse roster, and firmly rooted in the history of American death metal. Without the existence of Relapse there quite simply would not be a Father Befouled, and more importantly there would not be so many bands that the label spawned. We feel extremely confident in our decision to work with one of the labels that helped this sound ooze from the primordial.
"Recorded May 23rd – May 30th, 2010, this is the first album recorded as a fully functioning unit. We are also proud to announce the full time involvement of drummer Wayne Sarantopoulus. Without his inclusion and input, this record would never have happened following the death of our original drummer, Antichristus.
"Set for a mid-summer release, 'Morbid Destitution of Covenant' is a venomous excursion into the depths of the ethereal: serpentine riffing, discordant and eerie melodies, thunderous, abysmal vocals, and a deafening drum roar. We feel we have crafted the ultimate unholy sum of our parts. There is no comparison to the Father Befouled of the past; with 'Morbid Destitution of Covenant' we have found Father Befouled. The husk has been shed and a new being shall stand arisen. However, there shall be no speak of a sound changed, yet purely the cancer has metastasized into a hewn, black nexus of our own oblivion."
Gaia Epicus has checked in with the following update about canceling the previously scheduled U.K. tour dates with Killing Machine:
"UK Tour canceled/postponed! We are sorry to say that the planned U.K. tour to support Killing Machine is canceled/postponed. Killing Machine had to cancel the upcoming U.K. tour because of their bass player leaving the band.
"Gaia Epicus was really looking forward to go back to the U.K. and play. We are now working hard on either getting new dates for the tour with Killing Machine, or putting up a new tour of our own. We hope to have new dates for you very soon."
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has checked in with the following statement about meet and greet signings for his new autobiography:
"Droogies, well, I got the first official American in-store meet ‘n greet for my autobiography done today at the Book Revue bookstore in Huntington, New York and the group of about 300 Droogies that were there were fantastic.
"Of course there were the 'usuals' there that tried to be 'special' but the bookstore took care of things so that it would be cool for everybody and so we could take care of everybody. I just gotta laugh though, watching these bookworms get all bowed up, especially when the 'usuals' are trying to be all 'rebellious' and but I guess even a library has one or two dickweeds to deal with over the course of time.
"I really can't get over how much I enjoyed myself today doing all of the press and promotion around this book. I had just a great, great day today. I look forward to the signing tomorrow again, and if you didn't get a chance to meet me earlier today there in Long Island, please come to the in-store tomorrow. More...
Swedish tradiontal-ish metal band RAM has entered the studio to record their next full-length album. The short, but informative, statement on the band's MySpace page reads as follows:
"RAM enter the studio to record new album. The new album will be recorded in Welfare Sounds Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. A release is planned for early 2011."
The band's previous full-length, "Lightbringer," was a good piece of work and more of the same is hoped for by legions of heavy metal fanatics.
Misery Index will team-up with Montreal’s Despised Icon for their final North American tour this fall. This tour kicks-off on September 10th in Massachusetts and includes Misery Index label-mates Revocation during the U.S. leg with The Last Felony joining in for the Canadian run. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below, with more details to be announced soon. Misery Index is touring in support of the new album "Heirs To Thievery," which is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.
The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows: More...
Slayer will be tonight's musical guest on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. The band issued the following brief statement about the appearance:
"Stay up and watch the band tear up late night television... a perfect metal kick off to the American Carnage Tour, starting tomorrow in Glens Fall, NY. Check this location for Fallon show information and visit Slayer.net for the latest Carnage tour information."
UPDATE: You can now watch the performance videos here.
You can also catch Slayer live on the following dates: More...
Slipknot has issued the following update about Joey Jordison being named the greatest drummer of the last 25 years by the readers of Rhythm magazine:
"Congratulations to Joey for being named the Greatest Drummer of the Last 25 Years by the readers of Rhythm Magazine! Rhythm recently polled all of their readers to vote on the 20 best drummers of the last quarter century and Joey was crowned number 1 taking an insane 37% of the total vote! To see the rest of the list visit Rhythm Magazine's story here."
Swiss metal act Samael has checked in with the following update about entering the recording studio:
"Three weeks after coming back from Germany where the band spent some time checking every song with long time partner Waldemar Sorychta ; Xy, Mak, Mas and Vorph are ready to record their new album. The sessions start today (August 10th 2010) and should go on for a whole month. Regular updates will be given through the band’s Twitter."
More details on the upcoming Samael album, which is the follow-up to 2009's "Above," will be announced as they are made available.
New Hampshire black metal act Vintage Flesh has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"Well, two weeks have passed. We felt that not much was done the Sunday of two weeks ago so we skipped a blog. The Sunday two weeks ago was bogged down with technical problems and bad timing. We introduced magic mushrooms into the creative program but when we peeked we were still fucking around with equipment. Some keys were applied and I laid vocal to two songs. I had already crashed by that point and felt I had little vigor left to do them justice. By the next week we listened to the results and it turns out they can be used.
"I thought I may have spied a tear in the Geminis eye when it was played back. Lol! Much more was accomplished this past Sunday. We planned on correcting mistakes before hand. We finished all the instrument recordings but one guitar part which will conclude all the instrumentation and allow us to begin on the road to vocals. We consumed mushrooms again and I ended up throwing up and passing out on the ground outside the studio with a big gash in my head. I just remember how fearless I was even though I had lost control and watched as my body shut down. It felt gooood! Like as if I had died it wouldn't be a problem at all. Though I'm sure once I crossed over and regained my senses I would have been extremely pissed for not hanging around long enough to complete the album. No one had witnessed this episode thankfully. More...
As was previously reported, Death of Desire had issued a statement claiming vocalist Dawn Desiree had been kidnapped. The promotional group Perverse Productions has since denied accusations of their involvement. Death of Desire guitarist Morbid has now checked in with the following update about Dawn Desiree being found:
"Hey people, Dawn Desiree managed to escape, she is back home recuperating, it's been a shocking experience for everyone and justice will be served! To our fans: the people and production houses in MX, radio station, and all who were expecting us in the next few live dates I can only say this matters were out of our hands, we were betrayed and damaged by the actions of this people, lied to our faces and treated like shit, it's a shame that we will be missing such great shows and not being able to meet you all and play for you the music of Death of Desire, we know how hard you all wanted to get us to play there so we will regard you soon with a a internet treat, keep posted! More...
Guatemala's Dread The Forsaken has issued the following announcement about providing a track for an upcoming compilation album to be distributed to U.S. troops:
"We are pleased to announce that the opening track, 'Give Me Wounds' (from our debut CD- Unbound) was selected to appear on a compilation CD from Bare Metal Records called 'Auditory Assault II.'
"The CD will be distributed to US troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan via the USO. In addition, selected artists will receive 5 copies of the CD for their own use. All profits will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The CD will have an initial pressing of 3000 copies. Their distribution partners include Red Distribution, iTunes, CDBaby, D Distribution, and Amazon.
"It is a privilege to be included on something that is for such a great cause! We can only hope our music will inspire our soldiers when heading out to battle, etc. God Bless and get home safely!"
You can also check out the song "Give Me Wounds" via the band's MySpace page.
Germany's Nucleator has issued the following announcement about performing at this year's edition of the Stadtfest Oldenburg festival:
"Hello friends, on 27/08/2010 Here we go again, we will rock the festival Oldenburg. And on the MTS platform. Beginning of the battle is on time at 20:00! We hope we will all have a good evening. More info can be found at this location. Thrash till death!"
The upcoming Nucleator tour dates are as follows:
8/27 2010 Stadtfest Oldenburg Oldenburg, Niedersach, DE
9/10 2010 Bastardclub / w. Septic Christ & T.C.F. Osnabrück, Niedersach, DE
9/11 2010 Hellpower Fest Oldenburg / Petersfehn 2, Niedersach, GERMANY
UK melodic hardcore band The Departed is about to release their third CD, entitled "Remnants," which is a 7-track EP. You can hear some of the new material on the band's MySpace player or download a free three song sampler here.
You can also download the band's two previous CDs for free here:
The band has a number of live shows lined up. Here are the latest:
Aug 14 2010 2:30P - Georgian Theatre Stockton, UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 20 2010 6:30P - The Matrix Club Grimsby, Lincs, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 3 2010 5:30P - The Matrix Club Grimsby, Lincs, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 17 2010 7:00P - JH Cantus ANTWERP, TBC, BELGIUM
Sep 18 2010 7:00P - Balloon Club Augsburg, Augsburg, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 7 2010 3:00P - Junktion 7 Nottingham, Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
American shock rock legend Alice Cooper has revealed the tracklisting for his forthcoming new DVD, "Theatre Of Death." You can check it out below. The concert was filmed at London's famous Hammersmith Apollo during his 2009 U.K. tour and features many of his classic songs, as well as newer material from his latest album, "Along Came A Spider," not to mention the stage show that only Alice Cooper can put together.
The tracklisting is as follows: More...