Metal News for August 31, 2010
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30 news articles posted on this day.
Cincinatti, Ohio post-hardcore act Black Veil Brides have revealed the dates for their upcoming fall tour of the United States with Motionless in White and William Control. The tour is in support of the band's debut studio album "We Stitch These Wounds" which was released this past July through Standby Records.
Black Veil Brides tour dates:
October 1 – Victorville, CA - VVEC
October 3 – Tucson, AZ - Skrappy’s
October 5 – Austin, TX - Emo’s
October 6 – Little Rock, AR - The Village
October 7 – Nashville, TN - Rocketown
October 8 – Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
October 9 – Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
October 10 – Richmond, VA - The Hat Factory
October 12 – Philadelphia, PA - Club Polaris
October 13 – Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
October 14 – Lancester, PA - Chameleon Club
October 15 – Asbury Park, NJ, - The Stone Pony
October 16 – Worcester, MA - The Palladium
October 18 – New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
October 19 – Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
October 20 – Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
October 21 – Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
October 22 – Grand Rapids, MI - The Mixtape Cafe
October 23 – Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
October 24 – West Dundee, IL - Clearwater Theater
October 26 – Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose
October 27 – St. Paul, MN - Station 4
October 28 – Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
October 29 – Wichita, KS - The Oz Cafe
October 30 – Wichita Falls, TX - The Hangar
October 31 – Frisco, TX @ Dr. Pepper Arena
November 1 – Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Brighton, England mathcore act Architects have posted an extensive new video online featuring behind the scenes footage. The footage was taken from the band's recent recording sessions for their forthcoming album "The Here and Now." "The Here and Now" was produced by Steve Evetts and is planned for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records in the United States and through Distort Entertainment in Canada.
You can view the video below:
Salt Lake City, Utah deathcore act Chelsea Grin have posted a behind the scenes video from their recent music video shoot for the song "Sonnet of the Wretched." The song is included on the band's debut album "Desolation of Eden" which was released in February of 2010 through Artery Records.
You can view the video below:
Just four months after the release of his 2010 album "Scream," legendary metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne has announced plans to re-release the record as a two disc set. The re-issue set includes a bonus disc featuring b-side tracks from the "Scream" sessions and four live tracks, including a cover of the Black Sabbath tune "Fairies Wear Boots." "Scream: Tour Edition" is set for release on October 5th, 2010 through Epic Records. The re-release will also be availble in a 2LP Vinyl package.
"Scream: Tour Edition" tracklisting:
Disc One - "Scream"
1. Let It Die
2. Let Me Hear You Scream
3. Soul Sucker
4. Life Won’t Wait
5. Diggin’ Me Down
9. I Want It More
10. Latimer’s Mercy
11. I Love You All
Disc Two - "B-Sides"
1. Hand of the Enemy
2. One More Time
3. Jump The Moon
4. Bark At The Moon (Live)
5. Let Me Hear You Scream (Live)
6. No More Tears (Live)
7. Fairies Wear Boots (Live) [Black Sabbath cover]
Montreal technical death metal act Neuraxis have announced the dates for a short mini-tour of Canada's eastern provinces. The four dates take place in pairs with two in Ontario and two in the band's home province of Quebec.
Neuraxis Canadian mini-tour dates:
September 03 – St. Catharines, ON - Mikado
September 04 – Sudbury, ON - The Serbian Hall
September 05 – Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Petit Theatre
October 16 – Trois-Rivieres, QC - Metalfest
Raleigh, North Carolina's Corrosion Of Conformity have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of Riot Fest Chicago. The formerly all punk festival has now opened it's doors to include metal and hard rock acts and in turn expanding the festival to a four day event. Riot Fest Chicago 2010 in set to take place October 6th through 10th in various venues throughout the city.
Other metal acts scheduled to appear include a reformed Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front and Kylesa. The event is being headlined by underground punk rock icons Bad Religion.
You can find more information about Riot Fest Chicago at this location.
Female fronted German-Norwegian gothic metallers Leaves Eyes has announced the dates for their upcoming tour of North America. The tour kicks off on September 8, 2010 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and runs until October 2 ending in San Diego, California. Support on the tour will come from progressive metallers Kamelot and Blackguard.
Leaves Eyes North American tour dates:
September 8 – Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
September 9 – Atlanta, GA - Progpower USA
September 11 – Springfield, VA - Jaxx
September 14 – Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
September 15 – New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
September 17 – Worcester, MA - Palladium
September 18 – Montreal, QC - Club Soda
September 19 – Toronto, ON - Opera House
September 21 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
September 22 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
September 24 – Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
September 25 – Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
September 27 – Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
September 29 – San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
October 1 – West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
October 2 – San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Ozzy Osbourne performed "Crazy Train" with Japanese guitar prodigy Yuto Miyazawa at Ozzfest in Hartford, CT, on August 21, 2010. Video courtesy of Aaron Rawcliffe can be seen below:
Knoxville, Tennessee hard rock/metal act 10 Years have released the official video for the single "Shoot It Out". The song is featured on the band's upcoming studio album "Feeding the Wolves." "Feeding the Wolves" is set for release on August 31st, 2010 through Republic Records.
You can view the video below:
Swedish thrash metallers Witchery, featuring former members of Satanic Slaughter and Martin Axenrot of Opeth, have posted their new music video online via the Century Media YouTube channel. The video is for the song "Conqueror's Return" and is featured on the band's 2010 release "Witchkrieg."
You can view the video below:
Houston's instrumetal quartet SCALE THE SUMMIT will hit the road Thursday for a short run of dates on the way to an appearance at Prog-Day Festival, America's longest running progressive festival, this weekend, in Chapel Hill, NC. The band has done a limited amount of touring since concluding a tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC and DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT earlier this year, in order to concentrate on writing the follow up to 2008's "Carving Desert Canyons."
Guitarist Chris Letchford commented, "We're all really excited about this next mini-tour starting this week, this time to the east coast as we make our way out to Prog Day Festival. A lot of very different sounding progressive bands on the bill and it's an honor to be able to play it this year! Its a 2 day event in Chapel Hill, NC featuring Half Past Four, Mahogany Frog, Barry Cleveland's Hologramatron, Flash, Shadow Circus, Mars Hollow and The Muffins. We'll be hitting the stage on Sunday, Sept 5th, second to last band, at 3pm sharp! On the way there we'll be playing Nashville, Atlanta and Wilmington. We'll be performing four brand new songs on this tour, so don't miss out!"
See the band on the following tour dates:
9/2 - Nasville, TN- The End
9/3 - Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade
9/4 - Wilmington, NC- The Soapbox Laundrolounge
9/5 - Chapel Hill, NC- Prog-Day Festival, Storybrook Farm
Ironclad Recordings has announced the addition of heavy hardcore powerhouse Full Blown Chaos from Queens, New York to the roster. The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their follow up to 2007's "Heavy Lies the Crown" (Ferret Music). The as of yet to be titled album will likely be released sometime in January 2011.
"We have reinforced our style of writing with a more prevalent sound while keeping to our roots of audible mayhem.", vocalist Ray Mazzola said of the bands new material. "We are a 5 piece now so we are capable of doing so much more."
Touring non-stop has been a creed that Full Blown Chaos deems necessary, "Touring as much as we have in the past is an absolute necessity in this era of music and genre," Mazzola added. "You need to be in everyones face and make them remember you wether they like it or not. There are so many heavy bands out there its hard to distinguish ones self by music alone sometimes. Our band and music stands out because you can feel and hear the struggle and time we have invested. That alone will set us apart from the impetuous herd of todays groups."
Los Angeles progressive post-metallers Intronaut have posted a brand new video trailer for their forthcoming coming studio album online. The new album, titled "In the Valley of Smoke," is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Century Media Records.
You can view the video below:
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week, Downspirit guitarist Cédric “Cede” Dupont offers up an interesting story about what could have been one of his worst experiences ever:
Right, let me start right away with that one recap of everything: It was HOT as hell, it was sweaty, it was crazy.
Last year, 2009 that was, right when we had the line up together to hit the stages right before we were going to record “Point of Origin,” our debut album, we were playing some sort of smaller clubs, just to see if we could get the material to a sound we were looking for.
So, this weekend, I had a terrible fever, and I could hardly get my ass out of bed, but a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do right?! So, heading to the club, almost fainting already before even having had a single note played on my guitar, I started to feel kinda weird again, and thought I’d get it away by drinking some liquor (it’s the best medicine, ya know). It definetely helped…being close to start fainting even more! Haha.
Anyway, we played the show, I kinda almost fell off stage, I almost fell backward right into my rig, and the good thing was, I was so terribly fucked up, I just thought I was about to die on that small freaking stage.
But you wanna hear the best? I was watching a videotape later that week, and who knows why, but I played the best show of my life, musically. It’s unbelievable...not a single mistake!
Downspirit's debut album "Point of Origin" just got a North American release earlier this month on Metalville. The band has more tour dates planned in 2010. Check out their MySpace page for the latest tour dates ans some music. Or check out some music on the widget below:
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
German heavy metal legends Accept have entered the albums chart in their native country at number four with their first studio album in fourteen years, "Blood Of The Nations." A message from guitarist Wolf Hoffmann reads as follows:
"This really swept us off our feet! Of course, you dream about being on top of the charts, but this was pretty much out of the question. We tested new waters with our new singer Mark [Tornillo, ex-TT Quick] and emerged as winners! But even more than that, this is the reward for our unique collaboration with our label Nuclear Blast, Brainstorm Music Marketing, and all the others who gave their everything for Accept. But most of all, we want to thank our fans without whom we would be nothing! THANK YOU!"
Kamelot has posted a teaser video online for the bonus DVD that will be included with the limited edition of the band's new album "Poetry of the Poisoned." The video clip can be viewed below.
Megadeth's David Ellefson has checked in with the following comments on the band's show in Long Beach:
"What an awesome night in Long Beach, CA! Sold out in advance and a killer pit as well. Another great hang backstage with everyone like Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Tony Campos (Static X), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Metal Sanaz and Kenny G (that's right, he's very metal!). LA is always a good hang of the west coast metal crew who come out to see a good metal show and tonight seemed to be the one. It was good to be back at this particular arena where we've played so many times over the years as both a support act for Alice Cooper and Dio in the1980's and then headlining since 1992."
Panopticon has issued the following update about releasing a limited edition "On the Subject of Mortality" box set:
"'On the Subject of Mortality' box set in the works right now. There have been numerous requests for the 'collapse' box set, so I chose to do a box set for the newest record ft. Both splits, a print of the original album art (that will be on the lp) a limited t-shirt just for this release and 2 patches. It will come in a hand screened and burned wooden box, limited only to 20 hand made copies. A price hasn't been determined yet, but it looks like it will be a bit more expensive than the last box set was due to the extra stuff in it."
French metal act Reverence has checked in with the following brief update about recording a new cover song for an upcoming Enslaved tribute album: "Reverence have started the recording of the song cover for the upcoming Enslaved tribute album. The album, titled 'Önd - A Tribute To Enslaved,' will be released through Pictonian Records in collaboration with Enslaved." You can also check out sample Reverence tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Tristania has issued the following update about releasing the band's new album "Rubicon" worldwide today:
"Today is a very special day for us. 'Rubicon,' Tristania's sixth album, and the first one to feature Mariangela and Kjetil is available everywhere. When we started out with the first ideas and drafts for the new album more than two years ago, this day seemed very far away. The process of writing and producing the album has been so consuming and overwhelming, that I've had problems imagining how the life on 'the other side' of the release would be. But the day has come, and on behalf of the band, I'd like to thank all you people who have been following us, and supporting us through the entire thing.
"Even if this day most of all feels like an end, it is the beginning of something much bigger, and much more exciting. We are now a band strong, eager and hungry to get back on the road to play, to serve the songs on 'Rubicon' justice, and play a variety of songs from Tristania's remarkable career. Old fans will meet some new faces, but many of you know us very well by now. And I think every Tristania fan will recognize the spirit, identity and vision of the band. Stay in touch, and keep up the support. It is much appreciated. 'Rubicon' should be available in a record store or an iTunes shop near you."
Tetrafusion has posted the song "Last Chance" online, which can be heard in the video clip below. The band also commented on the song:
"Hey guys, We've officially released the single, 'Last Chance' from the new album. Have a listen or five, and forward this on to all of your friends. Being the 'single', please note this is the more straight-forward song from the album, which represents the full package best. There are much more melodic and much more insanely heavy, progressive moments on the album, so stay put until it's released on October 12th!"
King of Asgard has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:
"King of Asgard are proud to announce the recruit of new second guitarist, Lars Tängmark! He made his first public appearance at the release party held this past weekend. This being our first ever live performance, a fantastic night worth to remember. Thanks to all allied that attended!
"Lars is a long time friend of the band and has among other duties been the bassist of the great Swedish act Dawn wherein Karsten also used to play. Onward we head.... Welcome Lars!"
King of Asgard's debut album "Fi'mbulvintr" was released on August 16th, 2010 via Metal Blade Records.
French black metallers Nocturnal Depression are currently streaming the new song "The Cult of Negation Arises" online, which is off the band's upcoming album "The Cult of Negation." The album artwork can be viewed here.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Credo Negativo - 3:37
2. They - 6:03
3. We're All Better Off Dead - 5:47
4. Home Asylum - 9:03
5. Dead Children - 7:31
6. The Cult of Negation - 11:42
Sweden's Overdrive has issued the following brief announcement about streaming a new medley track online from the band's upcoming album: "Hi! We have just uploaded a taster from the forthcoming album! Snippets of 10 of the tracks that will (hopefully) be featured on the album! Hope you like it!" The new medley song is available to be heard via the Overdrive MySpace page.
Three thrash metal legends will be joining forces next year for a European tour, which will kick off in March. American thrashers Overkill will be headlining the trek, being joining by teutonic titans Destruction and fellow Americans, Heathen.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has posted a message online thanking his fans for the many messages of support he has received since being diagnosed with leukemia. His message reads as follows:
"I haven't intended to manifest myself in any way and, especially at this stage, to share my feelings or any other news with the world for obvious reasons. It is simply too early for it. But it was YOU who provoked me to say a few words. Regarding my personal low opinion of humankind, I'm shocked by the reaction to my illness. I actually expected NOTHING yet received feedback which surpassed all expectations. I want to ensure you I read EACH mail I receive, although I'm unable to reply to all of them. The power of your words is pure magic and I thank you all for it. You are a gigantic indestructible army that truly inspires me in this difficult time. The fact is that a fight with this illness is going to last for many months. Most of this time I will spend in hospital and I will go through various psychophysical states. If you know the history of Behemoth you also know we achieved everything by hard work and a steely determination. The same goes for my private life. I happen to be a strong son of a bitch. I have no faith but rely on a 100% victory and I am sure I will get out of it stronger than ever. Sun Tzu in his 'Art of War' said that if you know your enemy and yourself the result of a thousand battles will not surprise you… I enter the ring with this Nietzschean attitude and I will leave it as a winner, as usual. Just watch and see! More...
French metal outfit Dagoba has posted their new music video online for the song, "Black Smokers (752 Farenheit.)" You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new studio album, "Waves Of Doom," which was released yesterday through XIII Bis Records. More...
Finnish celloists Apocalyptica are touring with Dir En Grey in support of their latest album, "7th Symphony." They will have their August 31st performance from The Pageant in St. Louis, MO broadcast live. The show will start at 9 PM EDT. For more information on the live broadcast, check here.
Most of the songs on "7th Symphony" were produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool) and two of the four vocal numbers were produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach).
In a recent report by Martin Beckford of the British newspaper, The Telegraph, an English Reverend stated that heavy metal has many important values that Christians could learn from. The report reads as follows:
Christians could learn a lot about life from listening to heavy metal, according to a Church of England cleric.
The Rev Rachel Mann claims that the much-maligned form of music demonstrates the "liberative theology of darkness," allowing its tattooed and pierced fans to be more “relaxed and fun” by acknowledging the worst in human nature.
She says that by contrast, churchgoers can appear too sincere and take themselves too seriously. More...
Read the full article at Telegraph.co.uk.
According to Gibson Guitars, former Warrant vocalist Jani Lane will be joining Great White on a temporary basis, while their frontman Jack Russell recovers from his recent major surgery for a perforated bowel. Lane was quoted as saying, "I consider it an honor and a privilege."
Lane will be performing with Great White on the following tour dates: More...