Metal News for August 16, 2010
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Swedish metal/hard rock act Sonic Syndicate have posted a short video trailer for the band's new album "We Rule the Night" on the Nuclear Blast Europe YouTube channel. "We Rule the Night" is set for release on August 31, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.
You can view the video below:
Prosthetic Records have released a video to their official YouTube channel documenting Infernaeon's recent music video shoot. The video was filmed for the song "Graven Image" and was directed by Pia Houge. "Graven Image" appears on the forthcoming album titled "Genesis To Nemesis" and is set for release on August 31, 2010 through Prosthetic Records.
The documentary clip can be viewed below:
Malevolent Creation, one of Florida's biggest death metal acts, have posted another brand new song via myspace. The song, titled "Target Rich Environment," is to be included on the band's forthcoming studio album "Invidious Dominion." "Invidious Dominion," the eleventh studio album from the band, is set for release on August 24, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.
You can listen to the new song here.
California's costumed death metallers A Band of Orcs have posted thier debut music video for the track "Into the Maelstrom" via the band's official YouTube channel. The song comes off of the band's EP "WarChiefs of the Apocalypse."
You can view the video below:
Hendersonville, Tennessee metal act As Hell Retreats have posted their new music video online for the track "Inferior." The song is included on the band's 2010 released "Revival" which is availabe through Strike First Records.
You can view the video below:
Harmonix has now announced more of the 83 songs that will be included in the upcoming Rock Band 3 video game, including a string of metal tracks. The currently announced tracks, including the non-metal songs, are as follows:
Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Get Up, Stand Up"
INXS - "Need You Tonight"
Poni Hoax - "Antibodies"
Rammstein - "Du Hast" in German
Roxette - "The Look"
Tokio Hotel - "Humanoid"
HIM - "Killing Loneliness"
Maná - "Oye Mi Amor" in Spanish
Slipknot - "Before I Forget"
War - "Low Rider"
Metric - "Combat Baby"
Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes"
Them Crooked Vultures - "Dead End Friends"
The Vines - "Get Free"
The White Stripes - "The Hardest Button to Button"
Phoenix - "Lasso"
Ida Maria - "Oh My God"
Juanes - "Me Enamora"
Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"
Smash Mouth - "Walkin' on the Sun"
Spacehog - "In the Meantime"
Dio - "Rainbow in the Dark" More...
After parting with Lifeforce Records, Massachusetts metallers Hell Within released their Thorp Records debut "God Grant Me Vengeance" on July 13th, 2010. Hell Within guitarist Tony Zimmerman spoke with me about the writing and recording of the band's third full-length album, as well as how the band splits apart the heavier and melodic segments.
"I’d say it’s some of the heaviest stuff we’ve done in some aspects, but then again also some of the musical stuff we’ve done. The vocal melodies and the harmonies I think really came out." stated Zimmerman. He also went on to explain working with Peter Rutcho in the studio and how he spurred the band on to produce their best possible material. More...
American deathcore outfit Whitechapel has announced that they will be kicking off a headlining tour of the United States this October, in support of their latest studio album, "A New Era Of Corruption." Joining them on the trek will be Impending Doom, Miss May I, Oceano and I Declare War.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Throne Of Malediction has issued the following announcement about releasing a new full-length album in Novermber, 2010 through Ziekte Records:
"We have release news for our debut, full length album. Entitled 'Ceremonial Blood,' it will have 12 tracks plus two bonus tracks. Including our Carpathian Forest cover of 'Bloodlust and Perversion' & a collab mix with South African madman Verkrag. The album will be released in November 2010 (exact date still tba) through Dutch label, Ziekte Records.
"We are honored to be among the fine bands on that label such as: Ophidian Forest, Immolith, Arcane Asylum, Vinter Fresa, Abalam, Ravenhelm & Order of the Blackguard (who we have a split release for 2011 planned). There are many other great bands on the label, check out their site or myspace. Cheers!"
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week, I am exploring the metal scene in Red Deer, Canada, situated about halfway between Alberta's provincial capital to the north, Edmonton, and the city of Calgary to the south. Surrounded by farming communities and cattle ranches, a small but tight-knit collection of metal bands have been heavying things up in the prairie city of 90,000, setting the stage for Red Deer to finally find it's way onto the metal map. More...
Cleveland, Ohio natives Chimaira has announced that they have been forced to cancel their planned tour of the United Kingdom as a result of illness. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Due to an acute illness, we must cancel our upcoming UK tour. The band was really looking forward to the shows especially coming off a successful run in the US as part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival.
"Alas, health comes first, as it should for us all. Sorry to those who planned on attending, but as the Governor of California once said, ‘we’ll be back’... or something like that."
Martin of Sweden's Hostile Cell has issued the following update about about the band's current status and announcement about joining another band:
"Hello! My participation in Hostile Cell is now in 'stand by mode.' As you all know I'm handling the bass duties in the heavy sleaze rock band Debbie Ray. On top of that I have joined another band as their new lead guitarist.
"I'm not allowed to go out with the band's name before they make an official press release though. All I can say is that we are preparing to record their second album for GAIN/Sony BMG right now. Talk to you soon!"
Nashville metal act Loss has issued the following announcement about entering the recording studio:
"We, Loss, are booked at Grand Palace Studio in Murfreesboro, TN the first and second weekends in October to record the Despond album for Profound Lore Records. We will be joined in the studio with close friend and long time supporter Mr. Zack Allen of Zosimos etc. as our engineer.
"Artwork will be handled by Mr. David V. D'Andrea and there will be a special guest vocal performance by Mr. Brett Campbell on the song Silent, and Completely Overcome. Please support Pallbearer. They are on our top friends here and have an amazing demo available for free (download) on their site. Truly some of the saddest music we have felt in a long time and Brett has a voice as clear and and moving as a funeral bell chime. Let the funeral begin. Fatum Vestri Vita.
"P.S. we still have available copies of Life Without Hope...Death Without Reason on LP as well as the new t-shirt design in all sizes both $13 post paid or $25 for both."
New York's Permanent Scar has issued the following update about recording a new EP:
"We wanted to let you know that the 6 song EP that we have been working on is nearly complete. Just some tweaks and mixing, and we're ready to roll! New tracks should be hitting our player within a couple of weeks!
"We'll be at Traxx in Ronkonkoma this coming Saturday as well. Come hang if you can, and remember to tune in tomorrow to hear us on Pure Rock Radio. They broadcast on many FM stations, but the best chance of catching us will be through the site above.
"Oh! I almost forgot! We're now on Facebook! I know, it took us forever, but we're there now. We'd love if our friends popped in for a visit! Well, that's it for the moment I think. We'll bulletin again soon."
Thurisaz has checked in with the following update about posting a new song online:
"After three years of hard working, nagging, good times and bad times, Thurisaz is very proud to introduce you to the new song at this location! The song is called 'Unhealed' and will be the first song on The Cimmerian Years. We think it pretty sums up what to expect of the new album.
"Throughout the years we have evolved a lot as a band, but we always try to stick to the core of Thurisaz: making music that is not especially difficult nor technical but tries to reach people to the depths of their hearts. Guestvocals are done by the wonderful Els Blieck (Inis Cathaigh), needless to say that we are very thrilled about the result. Mixing was once again done by Kris of CCR, who (once again) did an outstanding job! Enjoy the song and hopefully see you soon!
"An album-teaser will be posted once mixing is done! We are currently looking for a label for the new release! If you like the song and want to hear more, be sure to contact us!"
Candlelight Records has announced October 12th as the North American release date for "Quietly, Undramatically," the new album from black metal act Woe. Recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at front man Chris Grigg's BS1 in Philadelphia, the album is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from Absu, Woods of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, Infernal Stronghold, and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.
Formed in 2007, Woe originally began as a solo project of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Chris Grigg. Grigg commented, “Quietly, Undramatically is a major step forward for Woe. Not only is it our first release for Candlelight Records but the debut of Woe: the band as opposed to Woe: the solo project. The performances of Evan Madden (drums) and Shane Madden (bass) bring Woe to a whole new level. It is a much more mature album, featuring dynamics and ideas that Woe has never been able to tackle before. We are all very excited for this album's release and the subsequent live performances in support of it!"
The album reunites the band with designer/illustrator Justin Miller. "Justin and I have worked together on different projects for years now and he has never let me down. I consider his art an additional song on the album -- the most important song, the one that ties it all together. Sound is what I do, sight is what he does, and it is a relief to know that Woe's presentation is handled with such feeling." More...
Amaranthe is set to being recording a new album in October with Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studio in Ribe, Denmark. The as-of-yet untitled album is scheduled for a spring 2011 release. Commented guitarist Olof Mörck:
"Needless to say, we are very much looking forward to getting all the tracks on tape! There has been quite a stir and hype around Amaranthe lately, and it is funny to think that everything that people have heard so far are demos recorded in a bedroom - it is going to be fantastic to able to show people the true potential of our music, with a killer sound! This whole production is going to be HUGE and spending two months with Jacob Hansen recording the album will ensure that we will have a production second to none! Jacob Hansen is definitely one of the top names in today's metal recording scene, and when we found out that he was available on quite short notice we where very enthused! Keep your eyes peeled when this baby is unleashed in early spring 2011!"
Finland's Medicated is currently offering the new "Ways to Make You Fall" EP as a free MP3 download. The tracks can be found at this location. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Ways to Make You Fall
2. God Hates You
4. Faith No More
Project Zooom has uploaded a music video for the song "Pleasure and Pain," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Pleasure and Pain has been one of my favorite songs as well as to my friends and fans. It was one of the first tunes I added here, but I had wished a video was made when I uploaded here. Butterfly (Thank you), a good friend of ours on our music projects, was delighted to make a video for that song. She also made a video for 'Eternal' on Zsymphonic as well as 'Chamber of Horrors' for ZS Concept."
The Separation has posted a new song online titled "Being Serpico," which is off the upcoming "Our Lives in Cinema" EP. The song can be found in the video below, and the band also commented on the track:
"And without further ado… We’re today beginning the countdown to the release of our new EP! Titled ‘Our Lives In Cinema’ it’s got 5 of our best songs on it and we can’t wait for you all to hear it!
"It will be available as a free download from the release date, but until that point we’re going to upload songs regularly to YouTube and MySpace. Here is the song ‘Being Serpico’ We hope you enjoy it!"
Nashville's The Showdown has posted another new song online from the band's upcoming album "Blood in the Gears." The new track "No Escape" is available for streaming via The Showdown's MySpace page. "Blood in the Gears" is set to be released on August 24th, 2010 and has the following track listing:
1. Man Named Hell
2. Heavy Lies The Crown
3. Bring It Down
4. Take Me Home
5. Blood In The Gears
6. Dogma Enthroned
7. No Escape
8. The Crooked Path
9. Graveyard Of Empires
10. Diggin’ My Own Grave
Century Media Records has announced the signing of Insomnium, who recently won the Finnish Metal Awards earlier this year for Best Band and Best Album. The band comments: "We are very happy to announce that we have signed a deal with the mighty Century Media Records. Throughout the spring and summer we negotiated with several attractive labels but in the end it was clear that Century Media would be our home for the years to come. Their enthusiasm, professionalism and genuine love for music made an instant impact on us. We are convinced that this alliance will lead to even greater achievements in the future and also avails us to tour outside Europe more often. And naturally it is a great honor for us to stand in the same team with the likes of Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, Paradise Lost, The Haunted, Finntroll and Turisas. A new exciting chapter in the story of Insomnium has begun!
"We want to thank Jens Prueter and the whole Century Media crew for putting their trust in us. We thank our manager Jukka Varmo for handling the negotiations very smoothly. We also wish to thank our previous label Candlelight Records for the decade that we spent with them. We salute you all!"
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R Century Media Europe commented: "It's great to welcome a band that has developed over the past year to one of the most exciting bands in the Metal scene. I always liked their unique mix of Finnish melancholy with Melodic Death Metal and even more so they always blew my mind seeing them live. You can feel that this is a band of brothers who haven't changed their line-up since their debut album in 2002. In case of doubt go and see them on their tour with Dark Tranquillity this Fall – you won't be disappointed! I cheer my horns up North and thank Insomnium for their trust in Century Media Records."
The upcoming Insomnium tour dates are as follows: More...
U.K. act Conspires To... has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"Progress is being made ...albeit slow. All my efforts are focused on 'Voice in the Storm' at the moment. The music for this is almost complete, just the bridge from the mid-section back into the chorus to go.
"Really pleased with the e-Bow on this as it really adds a new haunting dimension which is cool. This week will be all about the words and melodies. 'll keep you posted."
Conspires To... also recently premiered the new song "Falling Down" through Metalunderground.
Finnish act Dark the Suns has issued the following statement about parting ways with the band's guitarist Joonas Paananen:
"Hi! We have a line-up change in our band, our second guitarist Joonas left the band. At this moment we will continue with one guitarist so we are not searching for a new player. We thank Joonas for the time we spent together!"
You can also check out sample Dark the Suns tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Chapter 14, the band formed by Chad Ackerman (Austrian Death Machine, Destroy the Runner) and Tanner Sparks (Destroy the Runner), has issued the following statement about seeking fan participation for an upcoming music video:
"Want to be in the next Chapter 14 music video? We have done a cover song and we are doing a music video for it. If you want to be in the music video (location does not matter) please send us your personal email. We will send you instructions along with the song. This is gonna be a lot of fun and we can't wait to get all of you involved."
Russian black metal act Druzhina has issued the following brief update about gearing up to enter the recording studio: "The dates have now been confirmed and on the 23rd of August we will be entering the studio in Copenhagen, Denmark (Echoes of Distant Battles), to record new material." In the mean time you can check out samples of Druzhina's music via the band's official MySpace page.
Finland's Grendel has issued the following announcement about a second run of "Metallia Perkele!" tour dates:
"Metallia Perkele! tour hits the road for the second time. Grendel, Anger Cell and Ghoul Patrol have the honor to take care of the opening show on 15th of September 2010 at Semifinal (Helsinki, Finland). The rampage continues throughout Finland and this time the wild bunch kicks it up a notch and go roam around the Europe too. More shows will be confirmed later and the bands vary depending on venue, but here's a list of all groups involved: Grendel, Kiana, Anger Cell, Ghoul Patrol, Status Minor, Hammerhed, and Bill Skins Fifth."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
15.9.2010 Semifinal, Helsinki FINLAND
16.9.2010 Ravintola YO-Talo, Tampere FINLAND
17.9.2010 Baarikaappi, Pori FINLAND
18.9.2010 Blue Pool, Forssa FINLAND
24.9.2010 Drunk'n Monkey, Salo FINLAND
1.10.2010 Rocktown, Hämeenlinna FINLAND
4.10.2010 K17, Berlin GERMANY
6.10.2010 Exit Chmelnice, Prague CZECH REPUBLIC
7.10.2010 Viper Room, Vienna AUSTRIA
8.10.2010 Dürer Kert, Budapest HUNGARY
9.10.2010 Ifihaz, Miskolc HUNGARY
15.10.2010 Dante's Highlight, Helsinki FINLAND
16.10.2010 Pelikenttä, Hyvinkää FINLAND
22.10.2010 Morgan Kane, Mänttä FINLAND
23.10.2010 Hevimesta, Oulu FINLAND
29.10.2010 Ravintola Balls, Kajaani FINLAND
30.10.2010 Tivoli, Rovaniemi FINLAND
Bassist/vocalist Vincent of Poland's Hetzer has checked in with the following brief announcement about the group deciding to call it a day:
"Hetzer is dead, thanks for the support and see you in Hell. Hetzer was group bringing death fear and despair. Inspired with classical black/death/ thrash metal groups, their music come back to 'olds chool' metal . Unable to stop on their way, Hetzer-War machine leaves nothing but ruins and destruction. Split-up in 2010."
Hetzer's music is still available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
Finland's Teräsbetoni has checked in with the following update from the recording stdio:
"Teräsbetoni has entered the studio and began the recordings of the yet-untitled fourth album, which will be released via Sakara Records at the end of the year. Recordings begun at the HIP studios in Helsinki where the band works together with Juha Heininen and Hiili Hiilesmaa.
"The video footage below has material from the third day of recording the drum tracks. In addition V. Rantanen explains the songwriting method of the band, how instead of bringing partly finished material to the rehearsals, each of Teräsbetoni's three songwriters makes complete demos at their home studio and prepares also additional written and sound material for others to learn the songs."
American thrash metal legends Slayer has announced that they will be releasing a box set this year entitled, "The Vinyl Conflict" which, as the name suggests, features vinyl copies of all of their releases through American Recordings.
Ten albums on 11 discs, The Vinyl Conflict will feature the band's entire Def/American Recordings catalogue: Reign In Blood (1986), South Of Heaven (1988), Seasons In The Abyss (1990), the double-record Live Decade Of Aggression (1991), Divine Intervention (1994), Undisputed Attitude (1998), God Hates Us All (2001), Christ Illusion (2006), and World Painted Blood (2009). The Vinyl Conflict will be released on October 12th, 2010. More...
Brisbane metal band Adriatic has removed most of their songs from their MySpace player, stating that they'll be re-recording them. There is just one song, "Anthropomorphistic Spiritualities," which appears to be newly uploaded and by the sound of it, well mixed, although no official statement has been made about that song just yet.
The band is still working on their new album and will have more details coming in the future.
In the meantime, the band has one show on their calendar:
Sep 4 2010 12:00P - Step inn, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, AUSTRALIA