Metal News for August 7, 2010
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18 news articles posted on this day.
With the newly revamped lineup of Hydrogyn with ex-Megadeth guitarist Jeff Young, and bassist James Lomenzo, many fans were excited with the fourth coming album: "Judgment." Jeff and Julie Westlake and Jeff Young posted video updates weekly on youtube updating on the recording process. Then, slowly, the video diaries were become less frequent. What happened? In late July, it was announced that Jeff Young has left due to "creative differences." James Lomenzo landed another gig with Lynch Mob.
I talked to Julie about these departures and the future of Hydrogyn. Julie and Jeff Westlake to the contrary, remain hopeful on their future and confident that the new album: "Judgment", will be a huge success. More...
Cernunnos of black metal act Haeresiarchs of Dis announced that previous plans to release "In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks" as an EP have changed. The new EP has been expanded to a full-length release, and is expected to be released through Moribund Cult Records in Spring 2011.
The tentative track listing is as follows:
1. In Obsecration of the Seven Darks
2. Onward Through the Oculus
3. Remembrance of He Who Defied God
4. Aut Vincere Aut Mori
5. Confounded by the Vanquished Coil
7. Ensorcelled by Khaos (Emperor Cover)
8. Grazioso Drone
California's Mower has issued the following update about performing on the August 10th date of the Warped Tour:
"Mower will be performing at the San Diego Vans Warped Tour stop next Tuesday August 10th at Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre in Chula Vista, CA as the winners of the Skinnie Magazine Battle for the Warped Tour contest. Thanks to everyone who came out to support Mower during the contest.
"Mower will be performing hard rock songs and Slower songs featuring an extended band including violin, keyboards and percussion during the Warped Tour set. Mower's most recent CD 'Make It A Double' has been nominated for a San Diego Music Award."
The upcoming Mower live shows are as follows:
8/10 2010 Coors Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA
8/12 2010 The Prospect La Jolla, CA
8/19 2010 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
9/10 2010 Soundwave (formerly Canes) San Diego (Mission Beach), California
9/18 2010 Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre Chula Vista, California
There's an ongoing dispute about the sound quality of the Isis/Melvins split LP’s, which label Conspiracy Records claims is inferior. The label commented:
"We’re currently trying to get the pressing company to take their responsibility and after returning records to the pressing plant we are now sending a record to Hydrahead so they can check for themselves and put some pressure on the pressing plant. We’re very sorry for the delay and any inconvenience caused but we’d rather not send out broken records. We’ll keep you updated and will post more news as soon as we have heard back from Hydrahead."
Sydney progressive metal band Hemina has released their debut EP, "As We Know It," online. The five track release was recorded and mastered at SLS Studio’s in Sydney and will be available physically in the next few weeks. In the meantime, it is available for purchase digitally at CDBaby. You can also hear three of the tracks on the band's MySpace player.
Here's the "As We Know It" tracklisting:
1. L0nesome Angel
2. And Now To Find A Friend
3. For All Wrong Reasons
4. With What I see
5. The Hunt
The band also has a few shows lined up, as follows:
Aug 20 2010 8:00P - Bass Bar (The Home Tavern) Wagga Wagga, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Sep 3 2010 9:00P - The Lansdowne Hotel Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Oct 29 2010 7:30P - The Gaelic Club Surry Hills, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Texas metallers Vesperian Sorrow have checked in with the following update about seeking a new second guitarist:
"Hails all! [HUDSON] here. JZD/Jerry Donahue is no longer a full-time member of Vesperian Sorrow. He has been contributing some killer guest lead work to the new album, but after its release we anticipate some heavy touring, and for that to be possible, a new guitarist is vital.
"Therefore... If you think you've got what it takes (i.e. your own equipment, financial margin for studio rent, a firm grasp on the neoclassical, a sharp aesthetic, a non-piece-of-shit attitude, etc.), please don't hesitate to drop us a line."
As was previously reported, Death of Desire posted a MySpace blog stating that vocalist Dawn Desiree had been kidnapped after a meeting with Perverse Productions. The Perverse Productions MySpace page has now been updated with the following statement denying the allegations:
"We didn't want to make this public. Perverse productions is a professional organization. We haven't been around that long, and now we unfortunately have started our list of shame, fakes, and worthless talent.
"This douche-bag from Monterrey, MEX. who goes by the name of Morbid or also known as Pablo Camilo made us believe he was from Germany. Wannabe Nazi-Mexican. ppffft. If he feels like a man and wants to threaten us he would have stepped up last Thursday night.
"Pablo, We don't beat our women here in the states. Your girlfriend simply felt safer with us and and willingly left with us. Ask her and all 5 witnesses. You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?"
Greek death metal act Human Rejection has issued the following brief update about streaming a new track online: "New promo track is up! The song is called 'Tears of Blood' and will be a part of the new album! Record mixed and mastered by Stelios 'Stelth' Koslidis and HR! Stay in touch for more info. Cheers!" You can check out "Tears of Blood" via the Human Rejection MySpace page.
U.S. death metal act Vasaeleth has announced a new 7" inch split EP with Vorum, which is to be released via Negative Existence. The split, entitled "Profane Limbs of Ruinous Death," will have the following track listing:
VASAELETH - Black Curse Unfold
VORUM - Black Seed
You can also check out the cover artwork for the 7" split EP at this location.
Metalunderground.com is run by many different people who are passionate about both metal and the wider music world in general. Many of our staff also have side projects going on outside of the website that you may be interested in checking out. This month I'll again be highlighting a sampling of our current staff activities and their involvement in the metal and music community. More...
Italian act Secret Sphere has issued the following update about signing a deal with Scarlet Records to release the "Archetype" album with bonus tracks:
"New Label! We are happy to announce our deal with the well know Italian Label Scarlet Records (Royal Hunt, Labyrinth, Sadist, Killing Touch, etc.). The new album 'Archetype' with 2 bonus tracks will be released in September! See you soon!"
You can check out Secret Sphere's music through the band's MySpace page.
Woods of Desolation has checked in with the following brief update about releasing a new album:
"I can now confirm that the new Woods of Desolation album will be released via German label Northern Silence Productions. Album title, artwork and specific release information will be made available soon! Thanks for your support."
Additional details regarding the release will be announced as they are made available.
Unearth has issued the following update about a North American tour with Carnifex, As I Lay Dying, and All That Remains:
"As promised, we are hitting up North America one more time in 2010 to support our latest album 'The March.' Teaming up with our buddies in As I Lay Dying, All That Remains and Carnifex will bring some sick fucking shows so bring your party hats and hand grenades. See you all soon."
The dates are as follows:
9/14 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
9/15 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
9/16 Abilene, TX @ Midnight Rodeo
9/17 Little Rock, AR @ The Village (no All That Remains)
9/18 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
9/19 Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
9/20 Cincinnati, OH @ The Madison Theater
9/21 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
9/22 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's (no All That Remains)
9/23 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
9/24 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
9/25 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre (no All That Remains)
9/26 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
9/27 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
9/28 Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall
9/29 London, ON @ Cowboys
10/1 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
10/3 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon
10/4 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
10/5 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
10/7 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/8 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/10 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/11 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre (no All That Remains)
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Veterans Cloven Hoof has announced that they have parted ways with guitarists Ben Read and Mick Powell, as well as drummer Jon Brown. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Ben Read (lead guitar), Mick Powell (rhythm guitar) and Jon Brown (drums) no longer members of Cloven Hoof.
"Ben Read and Mick Powell have walked out on the band with only 5 weeks to go before 2 prestigious gigs in Finland and Germany. They are letting down the fans, the promoters and the good name of Cloven Hoof.
"It had been noticed for some time that their stage presence was nil and their musicianship was deteriorating by the day. More...
British heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will be appearing on the August 16th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! according to the Late Night TV Page. Other guests on the show will include illusionist Criss Angel and actor Hayden Christensen. Osbourne will likely be performing the song, "Let Me Hear You Scream" which is the first single from his latest album, "Scream."
Finnish heavy metal band Children Of Bodom has revealed that producer Matt Hyde, who has previously worked with Hatebreed and Monster Magnet, is working with them on their new studio album, which currently remains untitled. The band has also finished recording the drums for the record. A message from drummer Jaska Raatikainen reads as follows:
"Ok folks, I´m done with my drum recordings. I need to do couple covers tomorrow morning but that´s always easy and fun. Recordings for me went good and I´m super excited about the new songs. They ARE killer. I´m sure you will love the new material. And yes, there´s gonna be nine new tracks on the album. That shouldn´t be a suprise... :-) Later I´m gonna add some videos from recording my drums."
Long defunct British thrash metal outfit Acid Reign will have their entire back catalogue remastered by producer Bill Metoyer and re-released through Lost And Found Records at the end of this year. Included in the reissues will be expanded booklets featuring archive photos, new sleeve notes on the making of each album and bonus material including the original Moshkinsten demo (remastered from the original master tapes), "Hangin’ On The Telephone" single, and Humanoia EP.
Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose has checked in with an update from the Carnival Of Madness Tour. His message reads as follows:
"It has been going great. We are kind of in the front of the middle of the line-up. So we are protected all over with bands before us and after us. It has been very cool to not to have to carry the weight. We have been headlining for so long. You have to carry that weight on the tour when you are doing that. It has been wake up, do some interviews, go to the venue and play for 45 minutes and grape some food out of catering and relax and have a few beers, watch TV and watch some bands. It has been really laid back for us. It has been a lot easier than what we have been used to. We are really close to a few of the bands on the tour. We get to hang out with them daily. It has just been real cool.
"We are doing a few of the new songs. It is kind of a short set. We got eight records. It is not easy to put anything together that is going to make everybody happy. We switch them around every few shows. To try and keep it fresh. We are doing a few new ones and then we will be headlining in October. Then we will be playing a lot of the new record and a lot of the old stuff too."