Metal News for August 17, 2011
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32 news articles posted on this day.
Canadian act Misguided Aggression has posted the song "Winter Soldier" online, which is the first song off the band's 2011 release "Flood The Common Ground." You can check out the track below.
Tyr has announced the upcoming "Dead Tyrants" European tour with Moonsorrow and Crimfall. Dates are as follows:
08.11.11 Tue DE Hamburg @ Markthalle
09.11.11 Wed DE Osnabrück @ Ballroom
10.11.11 Thu NL Ulft @ Drufabriek
11.11.11 Fri NL Kerkrade @ The Rock Temple
12.11.11 Sat DE Mülheim an der Ruhr @ Black Troll Winterfest
13.11.11 Sun DE Mühltal bei Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
14.11.11 Mon DE Ingolstadt @ Paradox
16.11.11 Wed DE Ludwigsburg @ RoFa
17.11.11 Thu BE Vosselaar @ Biebob
18.11.11 Fri DE Lindau @ Vaudeville
19.11.11 Sat CH Dietikon/Zürich @ SoundDock 14
20.11.11 Sun CH Monthey @ Pont-Rouge
21.11.11 Mon FR Colmar @ Le Grillen
22.11.11 Tue FR Paris @ La Scene Bastille
23.11.11 Wed FR Toulouse @ Le Ramier
24.11.11 Thu ES Madrid @ Sala Caracol
25.11.11 Fri ES Barcelona @ Sala Razzmatazz 2
26.11.11 Sat ES Bilbao @ Sala Santana27
27.11.11 Sun FR Montpellier @ Secret Place
29.11.11 Tue IT Romagnano Sesia (Novara) @ R'n'R Arena
30.11.11 Wed IT Bologna @ Sottotetto
01.12.11 Thu SL Ljubljana @ Menza Pri Koritu
02.12.11 Fri AT Wien @ Escape
03.12.11 Sat AT Leoben @ Oberlandhalle
04.12.11 Sun DE Cham @ Eventhalle L.A. Live-Style Cafe
06.12.11 Tue HU Budapest @ Club 202
07.12.11 Wed PL Warsaw @ Military Camp Festival
09.12.11 Fri CZ Zlin @ Masters of Rock Cafe
10.12.11 Sat DE Glauchau @ Alte Spinnerei
11.12.11 Sun DE Berlin @ Magnet Club More...
Slovenia's Inmate has checked in from the studio with the following recording update:
"Vocals are finished! The time spent in the studio was really amazing! The team of three (Me, Marko and our producer Tat Purusha) worked our asses off to make this an epic album. It has everything what you could imagine. Strong and powerful screams/growls, beautiful melodic parts, some sample actions …the whole package.
"I discovered new levels of my vocal range and learned a lot from Marko. The album will cover the whole spectrum of good metal music... it's time for INMATE METAL!
"The lyrics philosophy consists from themes like soul searching, heartbreak, modern problems, how to find your own way truth and so on. We absolutely didn't forget about strong statements that everyone can relate to.
"And now let me break down the process of recording … I usually drove 17 km to the studio, then we sat down listened to the instrumental, started to track my original lines, then modified them a bit, put some melodic parts to it and tried to capture our INMATE LIVE ENERGY. I think we definitely succeeded. You will feel the low growls in your bones, melodic parts will stay in your head for the rest of the day and the screams will make you want to sleep with the light on!
"What can I say… there were 30 or 31 hard working days but in the end it was worth it! We took our time and didn't rush anything. We ended up with 11 amazing songs for the album. Now all we have to do is reamp the guitars and the master mixing can begin! I can't wait to step on the stage and kick it off with all of you!"
The organizers of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival have posted a "thank you" video clip online in which the bands that took part in the tour say their farewells to the fans. You can check out the clip below.
Spokane's instrumental trio Odyssey is currently streaming the entire new album "An Abstract Existence" online. To check out the tracks from the album, head over to the Odyssey Bandcamp page.
The "An Abstract Existence" track listing is as follows:
1. Cellular Deconstruction 06:42
2. Transcending the Earthly Form 06:51
3. An Abstract Existence 13:51
4. Peripheral Aspects 07:06
5. Inputting a Binary Sequence 07:26
6. Quantum Symbiotic Inception 19:31
Odyssey was also recently highlighted in the instrumental metal edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, which can be found at this location.
Design the Skyline released the new album "Nevaeh" on August 16th, 2011 through Victory Records. The band has now posted a video clip online addressing the swarm of negativity and comments that continue to maintain a constant presence on the band's social media sites. You can check out the clip below.
French act Awake in Sleep recently released a new self-titled EP. You can listen to the entire release or download the tracks for free by heading over to the Awake in Sleep Bandcamp page here.
The EP's track listing is as follows:
1. A Place To Die
2. Cold Waves
3. A Shrine For The Sleepless
4. Flowing Seasons
Boston's Swarm of Eyes has announced Tommy Burke as the band's new drummer. Burke, a veteran of the New England metal scene, will be joining the band on its first set of live shows in September and October.
Burke has played with such bands as Vertical Smile, Ratchaburi, and Trench. Before joining Swarm of Eyes, he had also played drums for Exceed, which also featured Swarm of Eyes vocalist Randy Carter.
Swarm of Eyes will be making the band's live debut on Saturday September 24th, 2011 at The Lucky Dog in Worcester, MA. The group is also scheduled to perform on Thursday October 6th, 2011 at Great Scott in Alston, MA.
Swarm of Eyes will be performing songs from debut album "Designing the Dystopia," which was released in April 2011 via Humanemic Records. For additional info on Swarm of Eyes, heads over to the band's Facebook profile or official website.
Drowning Pool's new video for "Let The Sin Begin" has premiered online through Metal Injection and can be viewed in the player provided below. The clip was directed by Matt Cooper, and the track comes from the band's 2010 self-titled release. More...
The new Century album, "Red Giant," is the follow-up to 2008's "Black Ocean" and will be released on August 30th, 2011. The album was recorded by the band, mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and features art by Cameron Gray.
The track listing is as follows:
3. Oak God
4. My Lexicon
5. Dry Bride
6. Painting Leprosy
7. In Hell
This Saturday August 20th, Toronto death metal outfit Nephelium will be launching the new album "Coils Of Entropy" at The Blue Moon. A Facebook event with all the details can be found at this location.
To celebrate the event Nephelium, along with the other bands on the launch lineup, including Beyond Creation, Nexortus, and Fragile Existence, have teamed up to offer a free digital compilation.
The split features one song from each band, and can be downloaded and streamed by heading over to Nephelium's Bandcamp page here.
The sickest party ever just got even sicker as Slave Pit Inc. and Metal Blade Records announced new details of the upcoming GWAR-B-Q, which takes place on September 17th, 2011. Joining the festivities will be none other than Metal Blade recording artist and VH1 "That Metal Show" co-host, comedian Don Jamieson, who will be performing a stand-up set on the main stage of the event. Jamieson will also be joining the star-speckled judges of this year's "American A-Hole" competition, which will also include Oderus Urungus' alter ego Dave Brockie and will be hosted by none other than GWAR's manager, underworld mogul Sleazy P. Martini.
Said Jamieson, "As a fan of GWAR since 'Scumdogs of the Universe,' I am honored to perform on the same stage they will undoubtedly ejaculate on."
GWAR is also happier than "an Orc in an orphanage" to welcome notorious malcontent and "Jackass/Viva La Bam" star Chris Rabb, a.k.a. "Rabb Himself" to the festivities. Rabb, who has recently been showcasing his talents behind the camera with his new project "Hot Dog Casserole," will be calling the action at the GWAR-B-Q's version of extreme sports, "the Spew-Olympics."
Not to be outdone, homeboy and Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe will be judging the GWAR-B-Q Cook-off, and local bike gang The Cutthroats will be presenting a special bike-jousting event. But just because the GWAR-B-Q is over doesn't mean the fun has to end. After the GWAR set, head over to McCormacks Irish Pub for the official GWAR-B-Q after party, featuring Hex Machine, The Landmines, U.S. Brass, and more.
Full details are available by heading over to GWAR's website here.
CraveMetal has posted a video interview online with Impaled Existence, which was conducted at the Bloodstock Festival 2011. You can check out the clip below, or find more information on Impaled Existence by heading over to the band's Facebook page.
The Canadian folk metal warriors of Scythia have posted new video from their recent travels on the Western Canadian Summer Siege Tour.
The video chronicles the band's stop at Meow Records in Prince George, BC, an acoustic porch jam, and being rescued by West of Hell & Zimmer's Hole vocalist Chris “The Heathen” Valagao's handy grinder saw during a tour van lock out incident. Check out the clip below.
Scythia will also be releasing the new album "...Of Exile" on September 23rd, 2011.
While it was not lost on us that Tony Iommi did not directly deny the statements or quotes attributed to him, his manager, Ralph Baker, now confirms that Iommi “was not saying that it wasn’t true.”
Interest in the news that the original Sabbath line-up plans to reunite for an album and tour brought his website to a crawl.
When asked whether Iommi considered the story in the Birmingham Mail to be untrue Mr Baker said: “No, he doesn’t say that.” To which he added: “We haven’t got anything in place. He’s not denying that the guys have been talking but there’s nothing in the way that’s been implied in the statements that you made.”
Once again, that last statement is way too vague and only muddies things, not clarifies them. The follow up article on The Birmingham Mail, while shedding some light on how the rumor mill gained momentum due to a post on MetalTalk, generally confuses the matter even more by recounting additional quotes and events in a jumbled up manner by the end of their piece.
I stand by our assessment of the initial article, however: While Iommi may feel betrayed by the article, the quotes are a little too specific - unless completely fabricated, which he did not contend - to deny the reunion is taking place.
The real question now is what “We haven’t got anything in place” really means. Does it mean they haven't done the formalities such as signed contracts to make it official? To say that “He’s not denying that the guys have been talking” leave a large gap between that and the specifics that have been reported such as the band writing new material and rehearsing for a tour. While vague comments in both "denials" may suggest that the reports exaggerated the details of the supposed reunion, it would make sense to deny the more specific pieces of the report if they were, in fact, false.
Read the full article at Birmingham Mail.
Krum Bums has teamed up with Alternative Press to post a music video online for the song "Gasoline." You can check out the clip below. The track comes from the band's forthcoming album, "Cut The Noose" (reviewed here), which will be out August 23rd via People Like You.
We metal fans are a devoted lot. Once we find a favorite band, we tend to stick around through thick and thin. A favorite band tends to stay a favorite band, even when our tastes move on. And, yes, even when that band's sound changes or, even worse, when that band becomes "popular" based on a lighter sound, we often hang around.
Sure, we bitch about it, but I guarantee that more than half of the people who boldly claimed online that they were through with, say, Metallica, had purchased copies of "Load" and "Reload" (you know, just to complete the collection). It couldn't have just been the new fans turned on by the Black Album that did it. And yet, those of us who'd been there in the "Puppets" and "Justice" years held out hope that, just maybe, the band would come back to that style and aggression. We can all argue about whether "Death Magnetic" was the return to form we'd been looking for, but recently, I had the pleasure of listening to an album by another thrash mainstay that definitely is.
I've been asked to hold off on a full review of Anthrax's "Worship Music" until closer to the release date, but suffice it to say that this is the album that fans have been waiting for for a very long time. Tracks like "Fight 'Em Til You Can't" recapture the comic book and horror-film fun of the "Among The Living" era, while the appropriately dirge-like "In The End" recalls the slow stomp of "Keep It In The Family" from "Persistence Of Time." But rather than simply reconstitute the successful formula of their early work — a la "Death Magnetic" — the band has also kept around the best of what worked during the John Bush era, namely an increased push toward melody and groove. I could (and will) go on at length later, but suffice it to say that I think a lot of fans will be pleasantly shocked by just how far this album exceeds expectations.
I've had this experience before. A dyed-in-the-wool Megadeth fan, I thrilled to the early years of "Killing Is My Business ... And Business Is Good!" and "Peace Sells ... But Who's Buying?" Things reached fever pitch with "Rust In Peace" — and then the band entered what I tend to think of as its "pop phase." Dave Mustaine has said that he was in the hunt for a No. 1 album, and the choices that were made on many of the albums that followed in the 1990s ("Countdown To Extinction," "Youthanasia," "Cryptic Writings" and "Risk") bore that out. Gone were the multilayered songs that crammed three time changes and four solos into three minutes. Now, comparative (some would argue radio-ready) simplicity was the order of the day, with Mustaine himself contributing less in the way of guitar solos. Worse yet, with "Risk," Mustaine seemed to be trend-chasing, adding bursts of electronica to the mix to poor effect.
Granted, the comeback for Megadeth started with "The World Needs A Hero," in which the thrash started gaining a bit more prevalence. It continued with "The System Has Failed," which featured Mustaine trading solos with original Megadeth ax-man Chris Poland.
Then came "United Abominations," which absolutely blew the doors off. The fact that the band was arguably the most talented iteration of Megadeth (with ex-Eidolon players Shawn and Glen Drover on drums and guitar and James LoMenzo on bass) didn't hurt. From the opening machine-gun guitar of "Sleepwalker," it was obvious that the fiery aggression of the early years was back, tempered ever-so-slightly with the more melodic sounds of the 1990s. More...
After leaving a trail of dead bodies across North America with Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, and Withered, the minstrels of murder — Macabre came to San Antonio as the headline act. While Exhumed and Cephalic Carnage didn’t follow in their “nefarious” footsteps, Withered stayed in tow, leaving their native Peach state for a just a few more days.
Without the four-band-touring ensemble, the Korova club (named after the milk bar in “A Clockwork Orange”) overloaded the bill with local talent. All the bands that played were good, but as small clubs so often do, the local bands seemed to snatch a few minutes from the headliner.
The club opened at 7 P.M.—and unheard of early time for a club. The serial killer artwork and memorabilia that lined the walls known as “Sinister Art Exhibition” was sort of given the opening time slot, even though serial killer-obsessed patrons could bring in all the madness anytime throughout the night. Without a band to contend with, the owner of said art pieces became the featured act.
In some circles, San Antonio wears the title “Metal Capital of the World.” This distinction rings true, in part, when observing Korova’s location next to another metal club, Bonds 007. Of course, the droves of metal heads that come to shows, especially death metal shows, may have something to do with that dubbing. San Antone’s famous river walk sits on the other side of the Korova, which offers outdoor recreation to kill time before your favorite band hits the stage.
Frequenters of live extreme metal should know Withered. Over the past couple of years, the group has never seemed to stop gigging. I saw the them open for Danzig and Watain, so this was the third time I’ve seen Withered in the past year. With each performance, I gain more and more respect for this band.
Withered plays an eclectic mix of death, black and doom metal that keeps their music dynamic. Whether slow or fast, each part is catchy, although sometimes redundant. Even though the group had been in a van for three weeks, they seemed at the top of their game. If Withered opens a bill and you have never heard of them, make sure to check out these guys.
Macabre took its time setting up. The group had technical difficulties due to a PA system and other issues. The same PA caused sound problems throughout the set. While standing at the bar, I couldn’t hear Corporate Death’s intros to each song. The bar could not have been more than 100 feet away. The gruesome details he emitted from his wireless microphone came out as a jumbled mess of half-words. I didn’t have this problem while standing just a few feet from the stage. Of course, at that distance I could hear everything he said without the use of his mic. More...
Technical extreme metal instrumentalists Blotted Science, featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek, bassist Alex Webster, and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann, are currently putting the finishing touches on their new EP, "The Animation Of Entomology," which is due out this fall via Ron Jarzombek's EclecticElectric label.
"Well, it's been a long, arduous process but we're finally seeing light at the end of tunnel," states Jarzombek. "Hannes has been done for a few months, Alex finished up his tracks in early June, and I'm now in the home stretch with my solos. I'm so psyched about what the reaction will be once fans hear and see what we're doing. If you can imagine a cross between Cannibal Corpse, Spastic Ink, and a Bugs Bunny cartoon — that's pretty much what's going on."
"The Animation Of Entomology" takes Jarzombek's fascination with animated cartoons and creepy crawlies to a whole new level. After having experimented with writing complex pieces of music to sync up with classic movie sequences for Spastic Ink on "The Wild Hare" and "The Cereal Mouse," the concept has now been applied to Blotted Science over the course of seven songs and a total of 24 minutes of music.
"I totally busted my ass syncing things up, carefully orchestrated music to film, bug movies actually, and nit-picked notes to death on this material until my fingers bleed and my brain nearly exploded," Jarzombek says. "We wanted to follow up 'Machinations' along some of the same lines of science and gore, and came up with a killer concept and some great material with yet another 12-tone system. How everything all falls into place I think is beyond incredible! Whether this is the heaviest or most technical thing I've ever done, I don't really know or care, but no other band/project is pulling off what we are doing with this EP."
"The Animation Of Entomology" track listing is as follows:
1. Ingesting Blattaria
2. Cretaceous Chasm
3. Vermicular Asphyxiation
4. A Sting Operation
I. Human Barbequed
II. Cessation Sanitation
III. Seeing Dead People
IV. Omitting Eyes
The Haarp Machine has posted a new recording studio video update online, which can be viewed below. The band will also be heading out on the road with Decapitated for upcoming North American tour dates. Details are available here.
Check out what happened in Studio Fredman during days 4 & 5 of Cipher System's recording session for the band's upcoming album in the player below. This studio clip features vocals, electronics, and guitars.
The new album "Communicate The Storms" is due out Sept. 9th in EU / Oct. 11th in the U.S. Cipher System also recently posted a song from the new album online, titled "Forget To Forgive," with details available here.
Darkane recently reunited with former vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, and the band has now posted footage online from the first rehearsal session after Lawrence's return. You can check out the clip below, and Darkane also commented:
"We decided to record and film a few songs from our first rehearsal with Lawrence back in the band, just as a sneak peek for all you curious Darkane-fans. See you on tour in September!"
Darkane will be heading out on a European tour with Destinity in September. Full details on the run of shows are available here.
Epysode has posted a teaser clip online feature CD designer Nicolas Spreutels working on the cover for the new album "Obsessions." You can check out the video below.
You can also find footage of the mixing process for "Obsessions" by heading over to this location.
Italy's Graveworm has checked in with the following announcement about finishing the band's new album:
"Graveworm is back – and almost back to the roots! The album was recorded in July 2011 at the 'Dream Sound Studios' in Munich, and mastered by Jan Vacik. Musically, the album can be seen as a mixture of the best of the last four records, with some old school roots and definitive darker than its predecessors."
The upcoming album “Fragments Of Death" is currently set to drop on October 14th, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.
Graveworm also previously commented on the album's lyrical themes: "Fragments Of Death stands for the ten musical pieces of a puzzle on the CD. The lyrics deal with different modes of death. There will be one song about the current incidents in Japan, for example."
Haunted Shores, which features members of Periphery, has posted a drum recording video clip online for the song "Passenger." You can check out the clip below, and the band also commented on the video:
"This is Alex Rudinger. He bears a strong resemblance to Varg Vikernes and will be handling live drumming duties for Haunted Shores when we finally have the time to take it live (which, I can't say when just yet... sorry!)"
Haunted Shores also recently posted a song online titled "Immaterial," which can be heard by heading over here.
Finnish act Dead Shape Figure is currently recording the follow-up to the 2010 album "The Disease Of St. Vitus." The band has now checked in with the following updates about the recording process:
"Drums: DONE. So 3 songs coming up + one cover song. Our tempos are usually +200bpm so it was pretty hard job for Mohkis nail the drums cause the 3 new songs are between 140bpm and 155bpm. It's hard to play slow!
"Reamping: DONE... Tomorrow: Show @ Helsinki. Saturday: Galzi starts to record vocals with producer SähköMake Ruuskanen..."
Dead Shape Figure will be appearing on select dates of the upcoming "Lux Mundi" tour with Samael, and the band also recently provided a Type O Negative cover track for Metalunderground.com's tribute to Peter Steele.
The new album's currently announced track listing is as follows:
4. Oopiumin hajuinen Megadeth
Orphaned Land has posted a new teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming live DVD "The Road To OR-Shalem," which can be viewed below. The DVD is set for release on November 1st in North America and October 24th in Europe.
Black Tide recently stopped by Guitar Center to perform an unplugged version of "Let It Out," a brand new song from the band's upcoming sophomore album, "Post Mortem," hitting stores everywhere August 23rd, 2011 via DGC/Interscope Records.
Black Tide will hit the road later this summer in support of "Post Mortem" as part of the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether and more. Black Tide will perform on the Best Buy Music Gear Stage alongside Sevendust, Art Of Dying and Hell Or Highwater from August 26 to October 14.
Here are the latest Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival dates:
Friday, 8/26 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday, 8/27 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
Sunday, 8/28 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
Wednesday, 8/31 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
Thursday, 9/1 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Saturday, 9/3 - Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/4 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Monday, 9/5 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Friday, 9/9 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Centre
Saturday, 9/10 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sunday, 9/11- Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
Tuesday, 9/13 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
Wednesday, 9/14 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Friday, 9/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Saturday, 9/17 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/18 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Pavilion
Tuesday, 9/20 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
Wednesday, 9/21 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Friday, 9/23 - Omaha, NE - WestFair Amphitheater
Saturday, 9/24 - Kansas City, MO - Sandstone Amphitheater
Sunday, 9/25 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, 9/28 - Calgary, AB - Saddledome
Thursday, 9/29 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Saturday, 10/1 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, 10/2 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
Tuesday, 10/4 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
Wednesday, 10/5 - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheater
Friday, 10/7 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Pavilion
Saturday, 10/8 - Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Sunday, 10/9 - San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday, 10/13 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday, 10/14 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre More...
Scottish death metal act Cerebral Bore has released a brand new, official app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
The official Cerebral Bore app is completely free to download and includes the band's entire debut album, "Maniacal Miscreation," to listen to. The app also lets fans stay up-to-date with the band's latest news, get the latest band photos and exclusive videos, find out when they're touring near you, and more.
Download the free official Cerebral Bore app by heading over to this location. The band also has the following upcoming shows:
Aug. 27 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish
Aug. 28 - London, UK - The Purple Turtle
Sep. 17 - Kiev, Ukraine - Bingo Club
Sep. 30 - Darjeeling, India - The Underground Unleashed Festival More...
Saxon has checked in with the following update about changing venues for two upcoming live shows:
"Gig in South America changed: the show on the 20th from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) was moved to Barraca Biruta, Fortaleza (Brazil).
"We have now successfully moved the show originally scheduled for Thursday, September 29th in Santa Rosa at The Last Day Saloon to Saturday, October 1, 2011.
"We are looking at another gig, to fill the 29th of September and will let you know ASAP. Watch out for updates."
You can find Saxon's latest list of upcoming tour dates by heading over to this location.
Suidakra has issued the following announcement about joining the upcoming "Darkness Over X-mas Tour:"
"We will take part on the 'Darkness Over X-Mas Tour 2011' in December with DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MOONSPELL, HELL, NEAERA & SUIDAKRA. Marcus won't be able to play this tour with us, so our good friend and former guitarist Tim Siebrecht will play the bass position on this tour! Hope to see you guys!"
Dates are as follows, and the promotional poster can be viewed below:
25.12.2011 Leipzig, Werk 2
26.12.2011 Stuttgart, LKA-Longhorn
27.12.2011 CH-Pratteln, Z728.12.2011 Saarbrücken, Garage
29.12.2011 Hamburg, Docks
30.12.2011 Dortmund, FZW More...
In support of their forthcoming second album, Swedish power metallers Inmoria announce 9-date UK tour in October. Main support comes from UK power metal band Intense.
A Farewell To Nothing - UK Tour 2011 dates are as follows:
October 21 – Plymouth, The Junction
October 22 – Exeter, Havana
October 23 – Portsmouth, The Edge
October 24 – London, Purple Turtle
October 26 – Leicester, Soundhouse
October 27 – Wakefield, Snooty Fox
October 28 – Burton upon Trent, The Appleby
October 29 – Manchester, Roadhouse
October 30 – Birmingham, Roadhouse
"A Farewell To Nothing – The Diary Part I" will be released on Rock It Up Records (Germany). The album will be released digitally on Metalbox Recordings. Release dates to be announced shortly.