Metal News for August 27, 2010
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Heavy stoner rock band Zed is giving away their new CD, "The Invitation" for free for the next week. You can stream it and download it at their bandcamp page.
"The Invitation" was recorded in the winter of 2009. The band states: "We worked pretty hard on it and ended up taking the final tracks to Juan Urteaga at Trident Studio to mix and master, and he did an amazing job. This album is the result of about 1.5 years worth of writing, rewriting, fighting, drinking, smoking and rocking! enjoy!"
Victory Records has uploaded the new episode of VicTorV, with special guest Mick Foley. Mick brings you exclusive interviews with Comeback Kid and Within The Ruins, along with videos from Within the Ruins, The Autumn Offering, and Sister Sin. You can check out the new episode below.
Don't forget to enter to win your own copy of The Autumn Offering's new self-titled CD or Within The Ruins' "Invade" along with a band t-shirt from Metalunderground.com and Victory Records.
Florida's Druid Lord has issued the following announcement about releasing the new album "Hymns For the Wicked:"
"Druid Lord is torn from the womb! Hailing from the hellish dungeon of death known as southern Florida, Druid Lord unleash punishing, pure old school horror based death/doom Metal. The debut album 'Hymns For The Wicked' contains 8 tracks of raw, horrid filth scheduled to be released in late October via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and features artwork by Putrid.
"Druid Lord is comprised of founding members of Equinox, metal veterans Pete Slate, Tony Blakk and Steven Spillers who have played in bands such as Diabolic, Acheron, Mythos, Kauldron, Abhorred Existence, Apostasy and Incubus. This release is a must have for fans of Asphyx, Autopsy, Dream Death, Hellhammer and Massacre... prepare for your demise!"
MSNBC.com is reporting that 28 year old Shanna Spalding, who goes by the stage name Purgatory in New York death metal band Divine Infamy, was arrested leaving a SoHo store she had allegedly robbed while wearing a cat mask. Spalding is also suspected of robbing three other stores while wearing the cat mask.
Divine Infamy's MySpace blog was updated today with the following brief message indicating the band will still be playing upcoming live shows: "Despite what has been happening with our vocalist we WILL be playing The Water Grill tomorrow night as planned." You can check out Divine Infamy's music via the band's MySpace page. The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
8/28 2010 The Water Grill Brooklyn, New York
9/11 2010 Port 41 New York, New York
Thrash Hits TV conducted a video interview with Opeth's Per Wiberg backstage at Bloodstock Open Air 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
Guitarist Jordan Buckley of Every Time I Die took some time out during this year's Vans Warped Tour for an interview with BareBonesMusic.com. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.
Murderdolls, which features Joey Jordison of Slipknot, is set to release the new album "Women and Children Last" on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010. The band is now streaming the entire album online through CraveOnline.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The World According to Revenge
2. Chapel of Blood
3. Bored 'Til Death
4. Drug Me to Hell
6. Summertime Suicide
7. Death Valley Superstars
8. My Dark Place Alone
9. Blood-Stained Valentine
10. Pieces of You
11. Homicide Drive
12. Rock 'N' Roll is All I Got
13. Nothings Gonna Be Alright
14. Whatever You Got, I'm Against It
15. Hello, Goodbye, Die
2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.K. doom act, My Dying Bride. To commemorate two decades of doom and gloom, the band embarked upon a project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from My Dying Bride’s extensive catalog, including new vocals and passages from vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life in cooperation with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal Sagoth), and will be released as "Evinta" this fall on Peaceville Records.
"Evinta, a project almost 15 years in the making, an idea that has sat smouldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now," explains guitarist, Andrew Craighan. "Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the darkness."
"Evinta" will be available as both a two-disc and special three-disc set. The three-disc set will also be accompanied by a special limited 72 page hardback book, featuring rare images and photographs from the band’s personal archive from over the years.
To coincide with this 20 year celebration, My Dying Bride will also re-release a vinyl version of
"Turn Loose the Swans," which will be limited to 2000 numbered copies, and features the original vinyl cover artwork design and gatefold sleeve.
California thrash act Rattlehead recently released the self-financed album "Tales From The Gutter." Rattlehead has now posted a tour video online, which can be viewed below.
Pittsburgh, PA’s Hero Destroyed is streaming the band's new album "Throes" in its entirety at this location. "Throes" will see its North American release date next Tuesday, August 31st in North America and September 6th internationally.
Hero Destroyed has announced a fall northeast U.S. tour in support of "Throes" starting November 12th in Pittsburgh. Joining Hero Destroyed for the run is Scion "No Label Needed” winners Iron Thrones. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
California's At The Crossroads has issued the following update about recording new material:
"We are proud to announce the recording will be complete September 17th. We will have brand new music up for your ears September 26th! With 3 new songs posted we will also be releasing a brand new layout for the CD artwork we have come up with. And some grungy promos for your viewing pleasure!
"We hope you are as excited as we are!! It has been quite some time and we have definitely lacked on keeping up to date with you guys. If anyone lives in the northern California area, we will be having a CD release show on September 27th @ the Elmira Cabin in Vacaville with Antagonist, The Breathing Process, Diskreet, Wretched & These Nightmares! We will have plenty of CDs available. They are running at a cost of $8 BONEZZ The E.P. will feature 8 tracks total. You may remember Existence, Shark Armor & Blue Prints. The other 5 tracks will be brand new releases that we have kept hidden for far too long.
"As we said, we expect to have new music, new layout, new promos, and all that fun jazz by September 26th. We will have some videos of our studio adventures momentarily. Keep your eyes open and stay tuned! its coming right up!"
Sweden's Diabolical has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bass player and lining up new live shows:
"New bass player, new shows confirmed. As some people probably noticed Diabolical has a new member taking care of the bass duties since some time back - the legendary Dan Darforth. He played with the band on various gigs last year, and has been a permanent member since then.
"Two shows are confirmed for the autumn: DIABOLICAL, HAVOK, LOS SIN NOMBRE Linköping Konsert och Kongress, 25 September. URN, DIABOLICAL, INTERMENT + supports. Festung, Bitterfeld [DE]. 2010.12.04."
Eyes of Noctum has posted a studio video diary online from the recording of the "Narcoma" album, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following brief comment on the video: "Hey everyone! So the first episode of the Narcoma studio diary is up, and can be found below. Check it out! Thank you once again for all of the support. Stay metal."
Five Finger Death Punch will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn on Monday September 27th, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans can call in and speak with the members of Five Finder Death Punch at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you, or for information regarding how to log on for the Internet broadcast, go to this location.
Front man Cernunnos of Haeresiarchs of Dis announced today that a ninth track has been added to the song roster for "In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks." The track is entitled "Consummation of the Seed / Dawn," a track about ritual.
Cernunnos stated that while "Denuntiatis Cinis," the second full-length release out on Moribund in October, is completed, new material is set for the next release. The next release, "In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks," should be arriving spring 2011. The album's design is by Toadstool Enterprises, which can be viewed here, and will be published by Moribund Cult Records.
U.S. down-tempo metal act Wooden Stake has announced an upcoming as-yet-untitled three song demo. The band is now streaming a track from the demo online. The song "Forbidden Oath" can be heard via the Wooden Stake MySpace page.
Descend has posted two studio video clips, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the recording process:
"Hi, everything but vocals are done. So it's down to just me, the one and only, to seal this album. Descend debut album - Through the Eyes of the Burdened. As told, above, the recording process is over for everyone but me, but I'll give you a glimpse of what it was like, for the other guys, being there. I guess that's all for now. More info to come later."
Vindicator has issued the following update about releasing a new album and planning the "Recipe for Anarchy" U.S. tour:
"Vindisciples, as you've probably noticed we have a new layout in celebration of our Sophomore effort, The Antique Witcheries. We'd like to thank Sam Bailey for his hard work. Also we'd like to take the time to announce The Recipe For Anarchy U.S. Tour! This six week tour will take us to places we've yet to play and places we've thrashed before. On this tour we'll have two special guests, one playing the first half of the tour and the other playing the second.
"Those guests will be announced later, in addition to us uploading the shows. We want to thank everyone who have helped us thus far! Remember, The Antique Witcheries will hit the shelves August 31st and is currently available for order from the Heavy Artillery online store, as well as from your favorite digital outlet! Be sure to pick up your copy, stat!"
The currently confirmed Vindicator tour dates are as follows, with the dates for the "Recipe for Anarchy" tour to be announced soon: More...
Colombian metallers Ancient Necropsy have checked in with the following update about recording a music video for the song "Ghost of Death Valley:"
"Ancient Necropsy is recording a new video clip: I am recording a new video clip of the song ghost of death valley (apocalyptci empire). I hope to get this finished in a maximum of 2 months. I hope you will enjoy it. It will be a little bit different. But so cool!!"
The track can also be heard via the Ancient Necropsy MySpace page.
Apocrypha Records has issued the following update about Blasphemous Creation gearing up for the "Diabolical Kingdom" 2010 tour:
"Hey everybody, So we've got a few updates to share with you regarding Blasphemous Creation. The lads are hard at work getting their final preparations done for the upcoming Diabolical Kingdom 2010 tour, which promises to be an awesome fucking tour, as well as their show with the legendary Exodus on September 13th. We now have all the dates and venue's confirmed so check out the poster at this location for a full list of dates.
"In other Blasphemous Creation news, the guys have their Facebook Page up and running again as well as setting up their own Twitter accounts. Be sure to follow the band on both these site for all the latest news and updates about the tour. You can become friends with Blasphemous Creation by following this link. You can follow Blasphemous Creation on Twitter here."
Spanish act Edhellen has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist:
"Hello everyone. We are sorry to announce that David, who so far has been the lead singer of Edhellen, closes his time with us.
"It is a difficult step for both parties, but has also been done with some thought. We want to thank you for all the time and effort spent on the band and wish him all the luck in the world when embarking on a new journey and bring up other projects. We will keep you informed of any developments."
You can also check out Edhellen's music via the band's MySpace page.
Vocalist Apollyon of Peru based act Non Serviam has issued the following announcement about seeking out a new drummer:
"The band is looking for new drummer for future presentations. The band will be absent from the stage at least until November or even find a drummer to complete our expectations and have time. For those interested in auditioning drummers, listen to the myspace and contact to coordinate. That's all for now."
Finland's Status Minor has issued the following statement about the band appearing on the upcoming Metallia Perkele European tour in September and October:
"The upcoming Metallia Perkele 2010 tour will be a very special one for us and you will see a few well-known guests at many venues. First of all, the vocal duties of all the concerts before the gig in Kajaani on October 29th will be handled by mr. Antti Railio (Iron Age Remains, ex. Celesty). During that time, you can see Markku on Thaurorod’s World War Tour with Sabaton and Alestorm.
"There is still more! The two first gigs on the tour (Tampere and Pori) will also feature a guest star appearance behind the keyboards. Mr. Vili Robert Ollila, a keyboard maestro known from numerous metal acts like Northern Kings and Raskasta Joulua will substitute for Jukka while he is spending the weekend in the UK with Thunderstone. There are also some updates to tour-dates: new bookings and so forth. See you on the road!
"Ouroboros release postponed. For a multitude of reasons, Ouroboros release will be postponed to spring 2011. Our bass player Eero has broken his wrist at work. Also, Markku and Jukka’s other bands consume their time too much right now. The album will be released when the band can do so with 100% devotion to it, tours and promotion included."
Italy's Superbia has issued the following update about releasing the "Overcoming the Pain" album through My Kingdom Music:
"05.11.2010 - Published first full-length. Title : 'Overcoming the Pain,' worldwide distribution after the sign with Italian label My Kingdom Music. Tracks : Black Sun – One Last Time – Embracing the Evil – Lost Life – Silenzio & Vuoto – Before Dying – Panta Rei – Alpha & Omega – Paranoid Insomnia.
"Produced and recorded by SuperbiA at personal studio in Italy during 2009. Drums recorded at Free Time DS (Italy). Mixed by Max Paratore and Antonio Amodeo. Mastered by Max Paratore. Female vocal by Antonella Di Maria. New entry in the line up: Mr. Dino Fiorenza at bass-guitar, virtuous musician with various musical experiences (Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan etc etc)."
Brighter Than a Thousand Suns has issued the following statement about having their trailer and gear stolen in Morrow, GA:
"Someone stole our trailer and broke into our van while we were in Morrow, GA. We need everyone in that area and the surrounding areas to keep their eyes open for a 5'x8' V-nosed black trailer with diamond plate detailing in the front, a side door, a blue sticker (the sticker had a blue hand with a mouth in its palm) on the upper left hand corner of the back door and CT plates - 860258 is the marker plate. Please keep your eyes peeled. All of our gear was inside. They took everything. Please help!
"If you have ANY information or have spotted the trailer, please message us immediately and leave your phone number so we can contact you, and contact your local police department. Thanks. Here is a list of all the gear they stole. If you find ANY of this turning up at a local Guitar Center, music store or pawn shop, PLEASE let us know. Thank you!"
Just For Fun
Ozzy Osbourne has posted a sneak peek of one of the TV and movie spoofs from his new live concert intro film in support of his new album, "Scream." Check out Ozzy's spoof of Jersey Shore below:
Minneapolis, MN winners of Scion’s NO LABEL NEEDED contest, IRON THRONES, will head out on the road with Relapse Records’ HERO DESTROYED in November 2010. Here are the latest IRON THRONES tour dates:
Nov. 12 Pittsburgh, PA Howlers Coyote Café (w/ NECROLYSIS)
Nov. 13 Rochester, NY Bug Jar (w/ LIKE WOLVES, CURL & DRAG)
Nov. 14 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
Nov. 15 New York, NY Lit Lounge (w/ EMPYREON, PRISTINA)
Nov. 16 Worcester, MA Ralph’s Music Diner
Nov. 17 Boston, MA Great Scott (w/ SEXCREMENT, MOTHERBOAR)
Nov. 18 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie (w/ FIGHT AMP)
Nov. 19 Bethlehem, PA Secret Art Space
Nov. 20 Baltimore, MD t.b.a.
Danish black metal band Horned Almighty has revealed the cover art for their new album "Necro Spirituals" at this location. The band has also posted the tracklisting for the album, which is as follows:
1. Necro Spirituals
2. Fountain of a Thousand Plagues
3. Sworn Divine Vengeance
4. Age of Scorn
5. In Jubilation and Disgust
6. Blessing the World in Pestilence
7. The Illuminated Void
8. Blasphemous Burden
9. Absolved in the Sight of God
Teamkiller has announced that they will release their new album, "Bound to Samsara," on November 5, 2010 via Let it Burn Records. Unfortunatelly, this will be their last album since the band decided to call it a day.
The band comments, "All material life comes to an end. For TEAMKILLER it is now about time to break the cycle of samsara and call it a day."
"We have gone through a long, constant metamorphosis and experienced continous growth, both, as a band and as spiritual beings. The release of our final album 'Bound To Samsara' in November 2010 on Let it Burn Records marks the last stage of this process. We strongly feel connected to this album and also to the decision that it is the right time to disband at this point."
"We are deeply thankful for all the people who supported us on our way and share our spirit, all the great experiences we were allowed for and will avail ourselves of them for a lifetime." More...
Mumbai, India thrash metallers Devoid, who recently signed to Demonstealer Records, have revealed the cover artwork and tracklist for their debut album "A God’s Lie." A promo video has been released which reveals the album cover. Watch it below:
Swedish metal band Withershin has announced the "The Sword and Chalice Russian Tour 2010" tour. The dates are as follows:
August 28 - Moscow - Kasta club
August 29 - Nizhny Novgorod - Rocco club
August 30 - Penza - Zakhvat club
August 31 - Samara - Olimp club
September 1 - Tolyatti - Bit.com club
September 2 - Cheboksary - 50/50 club
Fallen Martyr has issued the following studio update on their new album:
"Drums are nearly complete...Jake just has to track 2 more songs! Ken Sorceron of Abigail Williams/Aborted will be officially MIXING and MASTERING the album once the recordings are done."
Watch a behind the scenes studio video featuring work on drums:
A couple weeks ago someone (presumably with a great sense of humor) hacked into Axl Rose’s account and sent out a Tweet saying all the European shows were cancelled. Rose’s people quickly responded, noting that this was not true (despite this sounding EXACTLY like something Axl would do).
Lucky for us we were able to find a few other (alleged) Tweets sent out via (allegedly) hacked Twitter accounts. Enjoy… More...
CANCER BATS premiered their latest music video for "Scared to Death" on Absolute Punk. The original track is cut from their GOOD FIGHT MUSIC debut, "Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones," released on April 13th, 2010. “We're all super psyched how this new video turned out,” exclaims vocalist Liam Cormier. “Just one spooky night in the woods running around with crazy cameras strapped to us, being chased by hooded bat-wielding henchmen! Can't go wrong with that!”
Absolute Punk will also be posting a new, bi-weekly video blog series entitled “CANCER BATS World Wide Whacky Webisodes” every other Wednesday, beginning September 1st! The blogs will chronicle CANCER BATS entire upcoming overseas touring season, and will lead up to a United States winter tour in the works!
“Jet lag is going to kill our brains as we take 14 flights in the next month,” states Cormier. “Flying into England for 2 days, spending a weekend in Japan, cruising to Australia where we're playing double headers every night, and that's just get us warmed up for our crazy tours of the UK Europe and beyond! This whole tour is going to be bonkers! Watch as we try our best to not lose our minds!” Stay tuned into Absolute Punk to watch their overseas antics and catch up with CANCER BATS!
Over the summer, CANCER BATS worked as AMP Magazine’s COOL TOUR 2010 correspondents, bringing the fans all of the juicy behind-the-scenes shenanigans! Now, AMP Magazine is giving fans an exclusive look at COOL TOUR 2010’s best kept secrets on their new website.
Check out Cancer Bats' "Scared to Death" below: