Metal News for August 29, 2010
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Portugal’s DARK WINGS SYNDROME has posted two new songs on their MySpace player. Head over to listen to "It’s No Good" (Depeche Mode cover) and "… In Hades Part. 1," featuring guest vocalist Miriam Renvag of RAM-ZET. Both songs are taken from the new Dark Wings Syndrome album, "Arcane."
"Arcane" was mixed and mastered by David Castillo (KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, KLIMT 1918, DRACONIAN) at Ghostward Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The initial recording sessions for the CD took place at Teatro Construção (ATC), DWS Studio and 213 Studios (Portugal) between August and December 2009/January 2010 under the guidance of Rui Ferreira (Caps) (Dark Wings Syndrome) and feature several national and international guest appearances.
"Arcane" was released on August 16th via Ethereal Sound Works for the Portuguese market. Meanwhile the single "Spiritual Emotions," taken from the debut album, is still available for free download here.
Serbian black/death metal band Bane has posted a new song called "The True Insomnia" on their MySpace player. The song is from Bane's upcoming full-length album, "Chaos, Darkness & Emptiness."
More news is expected regarding the release of the album (on Digi-CD, CD, MC format), as well as new European tour dates.
HEre are the latest tour dates listed on their MySpace page:
Oct 7 2010 8:00P - Le Select Lille, FR, FRANCE
Oct 8 2010 8:00P - Blue Devil`s Bar Arras, FR, FRANCE
Oct 9 2010 8:00P - Shaka Laka Hazebrouck, FR, FRANCE
Oct 10 2010 8:00P - BOOKING - NEED HELP Germany, GERMANY
Oct 11 2010 8:00P - Wagon Club Wroclaw, PL, POLAND
Oct 12 2010 8:00P - Korba Pub Katowice, PL, POLAND
Oct 13 2010 8:00P - Kawiarnia Naukova Krakow, PL, POLAND
Oct 14 2010 8:00P - Music Bar Kremelka Strakonice, CZECH REPUBLIC
Ufomammut has announced the following upcoming European tour dates in September:
9/2 2010 Graf Hugo Feldkirch, AUSTRIA
9/3 2010 CAFE' CAIRO Wurzburg, GERMANY
9/4 2010 South Of Mainstream Festival Stolzenhain (DE), GERMANY
9/5 2010 Loppen, Christiania Copenhagen, Hovedstade, DENMARK
9/8 2010 Kuudes Linja Helsinki, FINLAND
9/9 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä, FINLAND
9/10 2010 Nuclear Nightclub Oulu, Finland
9/11 2010 S-Osis Turku, FINLAND
9/12 2010 KORTER Tallin, ESTONIA
9/14 2010 POD MINOGA Poznan, POLAND
9/15 2010 UT Connewitz Leipzig, GERMANY
9/16 2010 FIRLEJ Wroclaw, POLAND
9/17 2010 Arena Wien, AUSTRIA
Vintage Flesh has recorded new tracks to appear on an upcoming split album with Ravenfrost. A video clip containing music from the split can be viewed below. The band also commented on the split:
"Vintage Flesh have joined forces with the haunting Ravenfrost to release a split CD. Both bands have put two new songs for the split, plus a bonus track Vizard to your Heart by Ravenfrost featuring Raypissed on guest vocals. All music is complete and we are now searching for a label to release our unholy union, any interested labels should contact us."
There may be just one show to go on the Summer Shred Tour, but Omega Crom doesn't plan on slowing down. If anything, this year's hyperactive tour schedule is a sign of things to come for the metal act, at least if vocalist/guitarist Johnny Ketlo gets his wish.
“Once we get this cross-Canada tour done, we're going to turn our attention to getting down to LA and back. We've got our passports, but the visa is the hardest one. Setting up the shows. We're just hoping to generate more buzz, more publicity, and then feed off of that to hopefully slingshot us into the United States.” More...
Dimmu Borgir front man Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz recently conducted an interview with Kerrang regarding the band's new album "Abrahadabra." Footage of the interview can be viewed below.
"Abrahadabra"is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Kamelot will embark on its first North American tour in two years, headlining the Pandemonium Over North America Tour, which kicks off September 8th. The tour is in support of the band’s upcoming ninth studio album "Poetry for the Poisoned." Support on the trek will come from Leaves’ Eyes and Blackguard.
As part of the tour, the New York City date at Nokia Theatre Times Square has been dubbed as the official release party for the album. To celebrate the release, the band and venue will present fans with special first time previews of the new album, a commemorative "Poetry for the Poisoned" shot glass, and more special events to mark the occasion.
The upcoming Kamelot tour dates are as follows:
9/08/2010 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
9/10/2010 Progpower USA Festival – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2010 Jaxx Nightclub – Springfield, VA
9/14/2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
9/17/2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/19/2010 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/21/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2010 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
9/24/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
9/25/2010 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2010 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
9/29/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2010 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
10/02/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Denver's Crypticus has issued the following update about working on a new EP and streaming a preview online:
"Hey everyone, just wanted to spread the news about the upcoming Crypticus EP that Brynjar & I have been working on to be released this Halloween. It will be:
-One track from the upcoming album.
-One re-recording of an old demo song.
-One brand new song.
-& one cover song.
"Most importantly, it will be released as a free download in high quality MP3 format with artwork! I'll post multiple download links here when the time comes, but meanwhile you can check out a short preview of the track 'The Hungerer' here."
Brazilian metallers Dreadnox have issued the following brief statement about inking a deal with Diehard Records for the release of the "Dance of Ignorance" album: "Dance of Ignorance album coming out September. Dreadnox signs a partnership with Diehard Records to release in Brazil. Worldwide sales (paypal) and digital music coming soon!" You can also check out several tracks from the album via the Dreadnox MySpace page.
Swiss based act Lost Empire has issued the following announcement about finding a new drummer:
"The Lost Empire is proud to be able to announce that it has found a new drummer! Peter Robbiani is a technically gifted drummer with influences from different genres, even unrelated to the Lost Empire, having played in several bands.
"With Peter on drums, Lost Empire absorb and integrate his musical influences to produce something even more innovative and original. The Lost Empire thus remain faithful to the idea of wanting to be a band with different influences, integrated and reinterpreted in order to propose a valid and appealing musical product.
"We are also aiming to improve the quality of the arrangements of songs and how they can be brought live. In this respect we are proud to announce they have entered an era of all-digital with regard to backing tracks played in concert. The new songs have made so far show a slight change in style and level of arrangements and are also the result of internal growth in the music group also increased by the arrival of Peter."
Italian act Eldritch has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new keyboard player and working on a new album:
"New official keyboard player! Hey ladies and gentlemen, here's the name of the new and official keyboard player... his name is Gabriele Caselli. He's already working on the new album (working title Gaia's Legacy).
"Gabriele comes from the well known italian band Domine. He's officially the 6th element of the band and he's giving his wide progressive experience to the band's new 'back to the roots' sound, so stay tuned!"
The fifth edition of the "Black Metal Agenda" sampler is currently online and available as a free download. A download link for the songs can be found at this location. The "Black Metal Agenda Volume 5" track listing is as follows:
1. Ninnagesh (Col) - "Evoking The Apocalypse"
2. Upon Shadows (Ury) - "Between Shades Of Gray"
3. Blade Of Death (Rus) - "Dark Winter Depression"
4. HöstMörker (Swe) - "Hämndens Tid"
5. Godless (Pri) - "Therianthropic Lust"
6. Reign (Deu) - "Religious Flame"
7. Prayer Of The Dying (Mlt) - "Destructive Minds"
8. Barad-Dur (Gbr) - "Altar"
9. Sataniset (Mex) - "Exu 7 Infernos"
10. Mordeth (Bra) - "Viruss"
Italy's Ingraved has issued the following brief announcement about signing a record deal with Power Pain Records:
"We are proud to announce a new deal with Power Pain Records! PPR will release our new album 'Onryou ??' on October the 31st.
"It will be available on Bescure Distribution, online shops and for digital download on ITunes, Rhapsody and many other platforms. Power Pain Records will also manage Ingraved's merchandise and live shows. Peace!"
You can also check out Ingraved's music via the band's MySpace page.
Spain's Non Essential is streaming two new tracks online that will appear on the upcoming EP titled "The Sound of Witches Thinking." The songs can be heard via the Non Essential MySpace page. The band also has the following upcoming live show:
9/25 2010 Sala Durango Meliana, Valencia, SPAIN
Helms Alee is on tour now, sharing the stage with Boris, Red Sparowes, Young Widows, Akimbo, Narrows and others between now and mid September.
The band is working on a new album (produced by Matt Bayles again) that they hope to finish by the end of the year, ready for realease in early 2011.
Here are the latest Helms Alee tour dates:
8/23 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/24 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/26 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/27 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/28 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/31 Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
9/03 Louisville, KY @ Z bar w/ Young Widows
9/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Pub w/ Young Widows
9/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Young Widows
9/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Young Widows
9/07 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Young Widows
9/08 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Young Widows
9/09 Miluwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward
9/11 Bismarck, ND @ Project Noise
9/16 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's w/ Akimbo, Narrows, The Dark
Finnish metal band Hevein updates that they are in search of a new practice space in Helsinki, Finland for the eighth time, as the building they are currently in will be demolished at the end of the year. If you can help them in anyway find a new pad please contact: band (at) hevein.com.
The band posted a seemingly sarcastic-ridden update on the matter:
"As is in many capitalist countries rent is very very very very very cheap. Here in Helsinki there is an abundance of large, well ventilated, cheap, secure, soundproof rooms (with windows) for rent. Rooms that don't have water driping down the walls like a fucking waterfall when it rains or shoddy electricity or 10 other bands crammed in like dolphins being slaughtered in a Taiji cove, some of them secretly using and sometimes breaking your stuff and not paying for it or grannies complaining to the filth their windows resonate from your music even when they live in a different suburb of town or an entire ocean of garbage and half empty beer bottles turned into makeshift ashtrays that you accidently drink out of. These places all have clean toilets and there is never anything growing on the walls or ceiling. Yes sir... it's that easy."
Arguably, without Venom, thrash metal would never have been as fast and ferocious as it was. But many of the genre's best musicians state that Venom wasn't the only band to influence them in such a way, but another band from Newcastle had just as big an impact; a group by the name of Raven. Although Raven was classed as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, the band's formation predates the movement, as they were founded in 1974 by the Gallagher brothers Mark and John (not Noel and Liam) and guitarist Paul Bowden, before adding drummer Paul Sherrif to their ranks. Even in their early days, the band was known for their energetic live performances and taking musical risks, but it was to be some time before they received a record deal. Eventually, they landed such a contract with local label Neat Records, which is now regarded as one of the most important labels in British heavy metal as a result of them signing so many N.W.O.B.H.M. acts, including Raven's fellow Geordies, Venom.
Under Neat, the group released their first album, "Rock Until You Drop" in 1981, which found critical success straight away and is considered by some to be Raven's best album. Commercial success was also found with the record, as it entered the British albums chart at number sixty three. The album is also remembered for it's fantastic front cover, which shows a trashed stage with the band's members buried beneath the rubble of amps and instruments.The band then wasted no time in recording a follow up, which came in the form of 1982's "Wiped Out." Although it didn't chart in the United Kingdom, it was just as highly regarded by fans and the music press alike and did well enough to attract the attention of record companies in the United States, resulting in Megaforce Records offering them a deal. Their next album, "All For One" was released the following year and, like the two albums before, was cited as another heavy metal masterpiece. The album allowed them to perform in America for the first time, giving support slots to such young American bands as Metallica and Anthrax. More...