Metal News for August 28, 2011
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9 news articles posted on this day.
A number of documentaries pertaining to specific scenes and genres in heavy metal, most notably grindcore and black metal, have been posted online via YouTube and are now available to watch, uninterupted, from start to finish. "Grindcore - 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal," features segments on a number of bands signed to Earache Records during the 1990's, including Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Godflesh, Carcass and Paradise Lost amongst others and includes live footage, interviews and music videos.
Meanwhile, two different documentaries on black metal have also been posted online, including "Until The Light Takes Us," which examines the black metal scene in Norway during the 1990's and looks at such bands as Burzum and Darkthrone, complete with interviews with Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and the then incarcerated Varg Vikernes. Alternatively, there is "Murder Music: A History of Black Metal," a British documentary hosted by Contraband Candy host René Ackermann that gives a much broader insight into black metal, tracing the genre's roots from the theatrics of Black Widow to the Christian black metal scene, and everything in between. You can view all of these films below. More...
Norwegian black metal veterans Gorgoroth has announced that the re-recorded edition of their 1996 album, "Under The Sign Of Hell," which is simply entitled, "Under The Sign Of Hell 2011," has had to have been delayed once again to financial problems. The record was initially scheduled to be released on August 29th but now faces an uncertain future. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"The master tapes were handed over to Regain by the band in April this year, and so it is of course very disappointing for the band that the label for the second time is not able to meet the set release date. Therefore, to avoid this happening again, no new release date will be given by the band until Regain can sort out their problems and provide a new date with 100% certainty."
Sony Legacy has announced the release of a new, two disc Danzig compilation album on October 25th as part of the "Essential" series.
"The Essential Danzig" can already be pre-ordered on Amazon.com by clicking here, though the track listing and album artwork have yet to be revealed. More information on this release will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.
The Psyke Project has posted footage online of the band performing "The Forerunner Of Death," which is a bonus track off the "Ebola" album. You can check out the clip below. The footage was shot at the The Rock in Copenhagen on August 23rd, 2011.
Pro-Pain will soon be releasing a CD/DVD collection titled "20 Years Of Hardcore," and the band has now announced new tour dates in support of the release. Support on the European trek will come from Undivided, Soulline, and Morrigu. The currently announced dates are as follows:
07.10.2011 VOSSELAAR (BE) Biebob
08.10.2011 DEN HAAG (NL) Paard
09.10.2011 LUENEN (D) Luekaz
10.10.2011 TILBURG (NL) Little Devil
11.10.2011 HANNOVER (D) Mephisto
12.10.2011 BERLIN (D) K17
13.10.2011 RUSSELSHEIM (D) Das Rind
14.10.2011 REICHENBACH (D) E-Werk
15.10.2011 BREZNO (SK) Bombura Club
16.10.2011 BUDAPEST (HU) Durer Kert
17.10.2011 LJUBLJANA (SLO) Menza Pri Koritu
19.10.2011 SARAJEVO (BIH) Sloga Cinemas
20.10.2011 ZABOK (HRV) Regenerator
21.10.2011 CLUJ NAPOCA (RO) Irish & Music Club
22.10.2011 IASI (RO) Underground
23.10.2011 BUCHAREST (RO) Wings Club
24.10.2011 BELGRADE (SRB) TBA
25.10.2011 SAN DONÁ DI PIAVE (IT) Revolver Club
26.10.2011 ZURICH (CH) Dynamo
27.10.2011 AUGSBURG (D) Kantine
28.10.2011 VROOMSHOOP (NL) Front
29.10.2011 KERKRADE (NL) Rock Temple
Black Shore has issued the following statement about the release of the band's new album:
"Finally we finished the work on 'Legion,' our new album! Release date is the 16th of September. The CD also contains a video clip for 'Kaiserschnitt Replikant.' You can pre-order your copy at email@example.com. The first 250 copies include an alternative coverdesign-box and a special gimmick!"
The track listing and artwork are available for viewing below.
1. Kaiserschnitt Replikant
2. Black Metal Untermensch
5. Fat, White and Ugly
6. Nullvoid Hibernaut
7. Planet Ärger
8. We are Legion
Mausoleum has checked in with the following update about the upcoming release of the "Back From The Funeral" album:
"The album, titled 'Back From the Funeral,' will come out early this fall on Razorback Records. It features 9 killer songs of true horror worshiping, zombiecult death metal with a non-modern sound and full of the dark and creepy atmosphere that the band created on their debut back in 2003!
"Death metal fans, horror fans, zombie fans... be prepared! The undead undertakers known as Mausoleum have? returned for your brainsssss! Worship at the altar of zombiecult death metal!"
No official release date has yet been announced for "Back From the Funeral." Details will be released as they are made available. In the mean time you can check out Mausoleum's music by navigating to the band's MySpace page.
Germany's Discreation has issued the following brief announcement about releasing the three track "Plague and Fire" EP as a free download:
"Free digital EP! We have recorded 3 new songs, whisch you can download for free here. Enjoy and spread the word!"
You can also check out Discreation's music, and additional details on the group, by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.
While most rock bands cite blues music as an influence, Cinderella was one of the few bands from the eighties where you could actually hear it, feel it, taste it.
The band was formed with members Tom Keifer (singer, keyboards, guitar), Eric Brittingham (bass), Michael Smerick (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). Within two years Destra and Smerick left to form Britny Fox. Using eighties 20-20 hindsight: MISTAKE? I’m sure hanging with the girls while making the video for “Girlschool” had to be a great day it still can’t compare to being in what would become Cinderella.
In 1985 Cinderella recorded their first album, “Night Songs,” with guitarist Jeff LaBar and drummer Jim Drnec. After recording the album, Fred Coury replaced Drnec and joined the band for the supporting tour. The first single, “Shake Me,” from the album featured a girl sitting on her bed with a Cinderella poster behind her. Her wicked (READ: slutty) sisters appear and are off to rock and roll (READ: shoot heroin and sleep with rock guys) while she is left all alone. Then the poster comes alive and she is now at a live Cinderella concert. It should be mentioned that Tom Keifer is wearing the Paul Stanley 1984 permanent hair style throughout the song. When I’m running VH1 someday I will definitely do a WHERE ARE THEY NOW documentary on the Cinderella wicked sisters. More...