Metal News for August 9, 2010
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Cerebral Bore has posted a new music video online for the song "The Bald Cadaver," which is off the band's new album "Maniacal Miscreation." The video clip can be viewed below.
Legendary progressive metallers Queensryche have revealed details regarding the band's upcoming re-release of the band's classic album "Empire." The re-issue set is to include two audio CDs, five postscards and a full sized flip out poster. "Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition" is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Capitol/EMI Records.
"Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition" tracklisting:
Disc 1 (original CD remastered with bonus tracks from 2003 reissue):
1. Best I Can
2. The Thin Line
3. Jet City Woman
4. Della Brown
5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
8. Silent Lucidity
9. Hand On Heart
10. One And Only
11. Anybody Listening?
12. Last Time In Paris
13. Scarborough Fair
14. Dirty Lil Secret
Disc 2 (live tracks recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on November 15, 1990):
2. Walk In The Shadows
3. Best I Can
4. The Thin Line
5. Jet City Woman
7. Roads To Madness
8. Take Hold Of The Flame
9. Silent Lucidity
10. Hand On Heart
Richmond, Virginia's Cannabis Corpse have uploaded a new video documenting the band's recent trek through Europe. Part two in the series is expected in the coming days.
You can view the video below:
Florida metalcore act Evergreen Terrace have posted thier brand new music video, for the song "Enemy Sex," online. The song comes off of the band's latest album "Almost Home."
You can view the video below:
Swedish hard rockers Sparzanza have announced thier signing with Europe based Spinefarm Records. THe band have enlisted producer Rikard Lofgren to assist in the recording of the band's fifth studio album, currently planned for release in the early months of 2011.
Spinefarm Records have also released the brand new Sparzanza music video for the track "My World Of Sin." The video can be viewed below:
Relapse Records has announced the signing of American death metallers Father Befouled. The signing comes in time for the band to release their upcoming studio album "Morbid Destitution Of Covenant." "Morbid Destitution Of Covenant" is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Relapse Records and was recorded at Elektro Sound Studios in Cooper, Texas.
You can listen to song samples from "Morbid Destitution Of Covenant" here.
Oakland, California based trio High On Fire has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of North America this September, in support of their latest studio album, "Snakes For The Divine." Also joining them on the trek will be Torche and Kylesa.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Mexican blackened death metal band Evilheart release their first music video ever. The "Storm Of Annihilation" clip was directed by Pedro Rendón. The song comes from the album of the same name, which was released at the end of 2007. Evilheart are currently working on their new album "50 Years." The band will work again with producer Brian Elliott (Mana Studios) and graphic designer Niklas Sundin (Cabin Fever Media). Evilheart are still looking for a label to work with for the upcoming album. Interested labels can get in touch with the band at email@example.com. Watch the video below:
Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus has posted a new music video online for the song, "Downfall." You can check it out below. Please be aware that it contains strobe lighting so viewers who are epileptic or prone to seizures are asked not to view the clip. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition," which is out now through Nuclear Blast Records. More...
German heavy metal queen Doro Pesch has announced that she will be returning to North American shores this Fall for a headlining tour in support of her latest studio album, "Fear No Evil." Speaking on the shows, Doro stated:
"I'm so excited to return to American soil and see my American fans again! They will definitely be great shows as the band is doing all these summer festivals and we are on fire! I can't wait!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Solo artist Paul Di'anno has now announced the following upcoming Polish tour dates this September:
Sunday 12-09 Hard Rock Cafe, Warsaw, Poland
Tuesday 14-09 Urania, Olsztyn, Poland
Thursday 16-09 Club Dekompresja, Lodz, Poland
Friday 17-09 Club Estrada, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Saturday 18-09 Club Grudziac, Grudziac, Poland
Sunday 19-09 Club Parlament, Gdansk, Poland
Watch Me Bleed has posted footage online of the band's performance of the song "SixSixSeven" at Hell over Vellach 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
Rob Zombie is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to create the new 3D maze, "Rob Zombie's House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision." As part of the Halloween Horror Nights event, fans will be treated to a nightmarish world of carnage and chaos Rob Zombie-style based upon Zombie's cult hit film "House Of 1000 Corpses." Vampire buffs also got a treat when the track "What" from Rob Zombie's latest release HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 appeared in an episode of the smash HBO series "True Blood."
As previously reported, Rob Zombie is releasing a special edition of "Hellbilly Deluxe 2," which is set to street on September 28th. This deluxe version will feature 3 brand new tracks called "Everything Is Boring," "Michael" and "Devil's Hole Girls And The Big Revolution," as well as a reimagining of "The Man Who Laughs." In addition, the package will include a brand new video for "Mars Needs Women" (shot during the Gruesome Twosome tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of Cooper's classic "School's Out" with Cooper and a 30-minute DVD featuring a tour documentary entitled "Transylvanian Transmissions," along with all-new expanded artwork.
Rob Zombie will also be heading out with Cooper again this fall for the Halloween Hootenanny Tour.
Power Quest has issued the following update about recording the new album "Blood Alliance:"
"Just a month to go now until Power Quest return to the studio to record 'Blood Alliance,' the follow up to 2008's 'Master of Illusion.' All songs have been selected and a couple of the titles are 'Rising Anew' and 'Time to Burn.' There will be 9 songs on the album proper with 1 bonus track as well. The band plan to have recording wrapped up during the first week of October."
Power Quest main man Steve Williams also commented, "I don't actually ever recall being so excited about an album as I am about Blood Alliance. I just can't wait for everyone to hear it! Recording will take place at Foel Studios in Wales which has seen many famous artists work there over the years including Paul Rodgers, Napalm Death and the Wildhearts. The album photoshoot has already been completed, as has a set of pictures for press and promotional use. Dijana Caplan was the photographer and she has delivered a look that is different to any PQ photos in the past!"
Due to health issues with Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski, the Polish blackened death metal outfit have been forced to cancel all further appearances this year, including this week's Bloodstock Open Air festival in England. Luckily for festival goers, British doom metal legends Cathedral have agreed to step in, making this their first appearance at Bloodstock.
Behemoth aren't the only band to pull out of this year's edition of the festival, October File has also been forced to cancel their appearance too, as a result of frontman Ben Hollyer exacerbating his current stomach injury at their recent Sonisphere festival set. In their place will be black metal band Winterfylleth.
Explains October File frontman Ben: "Unfortunately I have had to pull out of performing at BOA this year and our first year too! I am absolutely gutted that we can't be there. A recent injury involving my abdominal muscles tearing down the middle has made performing not possible. Have a good BOA!!"
Winterfylleth singer/guitarist Chris Naughton adds: "Winterfylleth are truly humbled to be asked to play at one of the finest metal festivals going on within our fair shores. It is a privilege for us as existing fans of the festival to now be considered amongst some of the great bands that are playing at the festival this year. We are looking forward to standing alongside acts like Gorgoroth, Behemoth and many others, bringing our brand of English inspired Black Metal to such a discerning and committed festival following. We look forward to seeing you there. Hail Bloodstock."
Christian glam rockers Stryper are hitting the road in support of the new album "Murder By Pride." Vocalist Michael Sweet has now checked in with the following road report:
"We had an eventful day on the 7th of August as we departed for Bolivia - trying to get out of multiple airports to hook up in Miami only to see Oz and Robert asked to exit the plane and then to sit at the gate, on the plane, for two hours. Apparently, some people tried to sneak on the plane and immigration pulled them off and went through the luggage. My first reaction was 'oh man, they arrested Robert and Oz!'
"I at least got a good laugh out of that thought. Although Tim and I were a little stir crazy, we took off on made our way to Bolivia. We landed close to midnight and made it through customs relatively quickly. We had a good amount of fans there to greet us (100+) and they had been waiting until 6 or 7ish... Robert and Oz made it in around 7 am and were a bit tired. I tell you, if anything there is a band that could plays the roles in a new Spinal Tap sequel, we are the guys! Everything that could happen usually happens to us and it's to a point where you just have to laugh. I laughed so hard yesterday my face was sore when I finally went to bed (4 am). We're still paying our dues and maybe, just maybe someday it's pay off and we'll be big 'rock stars' so we can look back on all the looniness and share our unique stories with our grandkids.... They most likely will never believe us!
"Anyway, they expect a very large crowd. We are performing in an outdoor amphitheater that holds 9-10 thousand. Should be an incredible night and a long overdue opportunity to play for our Bolivian fans. I count my blessings and I look forward to what the future will bring. Great things ahead."
The Cleansing has checked in with the following update about recording a new album:
"At last! We recently finished the recording sessions of the new yet untitled 2nd The Cleansing album! On Monday the 9th of August we will enter CB studios in Denmark with producer Christian Bonde to mix the album that consists of nine tracks.
"We are also proud to announce that mastering engineer Bjørn Engelmann (who has worked with Behemoth and Bloodbath to mention a few) will do the mastering of the album at Cutting Room Studios in Sweden.
"More info on the album very soon along with track list and pictures from the recording sessions! This album is really gonna crush in so many ways! We really feel it's the next big step for The Cleansing!"
Brooklyn's Tombs has announced the band's upcoming live show in Richmond is changing venues. The show will now take place at The Triple. The upcoming Tombs tour dates are as follows:
8/12 2010 Secret Arts Space Bethlehem, PA
8/14 2010 The Triple Richmond, VA
8/15 2010 Legitimate Business Greensboro, NC
8/16 2010 THE MUSE NASHVILLE, TN
8/17 2010 the Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee
8/18 2010 Mojo's Columbia, Missouri
8/19 2010 Firehouse Pub Normal, Illinois
8/20 2010 The Dojo, Indianapolis, IN The Dojo, Indianapolis, IN
8/21 2010 Mac's Lansing, MI
8/21 2010 "Mac's" - w/ Tombs Lansing, MI
8/22 2010 Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY
8/23 2010 Popeyes Cortlandt Manor, NY
Death metal act Tombstones is streaming another new song online from the album "Not For The Squeamish." The song "Horrific Howlings," along with the previously uploaded "Roast of the Town," can be heard via the Tombstones MySpace page. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Meet the Reaper
2. Roast of the Town
3. Not For The Squeamish
4. Grave Undertakings
5. Horrific Howlings
6. Shriek Well Before Dying
7. A Cold Encounter
Sleep Serapis Sleep has checked in with the following update about canceling upcoming August tour dates:
"Hey guys, I am quite unhappy to report that we must cancel much of our August tour. Numerous financial and booking complications have arisen with the first leg of the tour, and we just don’t have the time or ability to handle them right now. We’ve spent the past few days scrambling to find a way to make it work, but it just isn’t in the cards. The only remaining dates that we can feasibly play are: Aug 24 The Mad Hatter - Covington, Kentucky, Aug 25 The Fubar - St. Louis, Missouri, Aug 27 Just For Fun Roller Rink - McHenry, Illinois, and Aug 28 West Bend Music Academy - West Bend, WI.
"We have never had to bail on a tour beforehand and we will be taking steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Our sincerest apologies go out to everyone who was planning to hang out with us. We intend to use the routing of this tour as the outline for a future tour, so that we eventually get to see all of you.
"As for the next few weeks, we are taking the next time to push as hard as we can on the preproduction of our new album. Hopefully the frustration of having to do this inspires some brutal tunes we can all jam out to when we get around to coming back!"
Nashville's The Showdown is set to release the new album "Blood in the Gears" on August 24th, 2010 via Solid State Records. The new song "Take Me Home" off the album is currently available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
The track list for "Blood In The Gears' is as follows:
1. Man Named Hell
2. Heavy Lies The Crown
3. Bring It Down
4. Take Me Home
5. Blood In The Gears
6. Dogma Enthroned
7. No Escape
8. The Crooked Path
9. Graveyard Of Empires
10. Diggin’ My Own Grave
New York's All Out War is heading off to Europe for a string of four upcoming tour dates. The details are as follows:
8/12 2010 Rotterdam – de Baroeg Holland, NETHERLANDS
8/13 2010 JZE PAPESTRASSE ( The Basement) Essen, DE
8/14 2010 Nouveau Casino Paris, FRANCE
8/15 2010 Ieperfestival Open Air Ieper, BELGIUM
Auraborus has issued the following statement about deciding to call it a day:
"I regret to announce that Auraborus will no longer continue as the 4 piece band people got to know over the past year. The future, vision, and direction of the band is still unknown at the moment. This page will remain active to document the music this band has created over the past year.
"Members from this band will continue to work passionately at making music, either solo or in other projects, so please continue to follow each of them in everything they do. To any fans and friends that have come out and showed us support over the past year, we thank you. We also thank all the great bands we’ve had a chance to share the stage with. We’ve made some good friends along the ride. "
Lich King has issued the following update about an upcoming live show alongside Exodus and Bonded By Blood:
"Greetings, loyal Lich King fans within traveling distance of the northeastern USA. We would like to schedule you for a neckbreaking. We want to make sure you know what we're playing with Exodus on August 27th. Being in this region of the country, we don't see a lot of shows with this sort of bill in the region... Exodus, Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, Bonded By Blood, Lich King, Worcester Palladium, August 27th. Here's the Facebook event page. Get some thrash-friends, get a car, drive up and see us. If you're coming from far off we'll find you a place to crash.*
"*Lying, we totally won't. Remember, we can't wait until we're so famous that we can forget all the little people that supported us early on, so this is your chance to see and meet the greatest thrash metal band of all time."
The upcoming Lich King shows are as follows: More...
German thrash act Mortal Infinity has issued the following update about streaming a new song online:
"Hey Guys! The new demo song Wake Of Devastation is online! It will appear on our debut full-length album that will come out in 2011. We already played it live and it was sick, so we decided to record a demo. We also uploaded a short studio video from our session. Check it out and tell us what you think!"
3 Inches of Blood got my attention when I listened to Cam Pipes' Falsettos when my friend played “Deadly Sinners” in his car. Reminiscent of King Diamond, I could not help but fall in love with the fantasy motivated lyrics, the vocals, and the instruments. I got a chance to interview the guitarist, Shane Clark at Mayhem Festival. 3 Inches of Blood will continue to tour this year and is due to record another album earlier next year. They have a new deluxe edition out of “Here Waits Thy Doom” with a DVD and bonus tracks. I strongly encourage readers to check it out. More...
Knoxville, Tennessee based religious doom metallers Place of Skulls have announced the following upcoming European tour dates:
23.10 GER - Würzburg, Posthalle, Hammer of Doom
24.10 GER - Köln, Gebäude 9
26.10 NL - Tilburg, Little Devil
28.10 DK - Kopenhagen, Loppen
02.11 GER - Hamburg, Hafenklang
03.11 GER - Rostock, Mau
04.11 GER - Berlin, White Trash
07.11 NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg, Dutch Doom Days
08.11 GER - Jena, Rosenkeller
Australia's Thrall has issued the following brief update about the album "Away From the Haunts of Men" seeing a North American release via Moribund Records: "We are pleased to announce that Moribund Records will be releasing a North American edition of AFTHOM in late 2010 or early 2011. More information will come in time..." You can also check out Thrall's music via the band's MySpace page.
Back by popular demand, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper will reunite for The Halloween Hootenanny Tour featuring the Gruesome Twosome with special guests (and Zombie labelmates) Murderdolls. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 30th (see below for tour dates). The pair recently shared the stage for a highly-successful, sold-out limited North American run earlier this year and have long been fans of one another, as well as good friends. Drummer Joey Jordison will be doing double-duty on the dates, playing drums with Rob Zombie, as well as playing guitar with his own band, special guests Murderdolls.
Here are The Halloween Hootenanny Tour dates, deaturing The Gruesome Twosome with special guests Murderdolls:
SEPTEMBER 30 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
OCTOBER 1 San Diego, CA Harrah's Rincon
OCTOBER 2 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
OCTOBER 4 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
OCTOBER 6 Kansas City, MO Independence Event Center
OCTOBER 7 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
OCTOBER 8 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
OCTOBER 12 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
OCTOBER 14 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
OCTOBER 15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
OCTOBER 16 Worcester, MA DCU Center
OCTOBER 19 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
OCTOBER 20 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Melbourne based melodic death metallers ORPHEUS have recently posted their first studio dairy update via their Youtube page. The video showcases some of the band’s hilarious antics, along with Matt Themelco’s druming sessions for Orpheus’s yet untitled upcoming debut album, which will be released through Just Say Rock Records.
Post-metal/rock band OCEANSIZE is planning an extensive tour, supporting Porcupine Tree on many of those dates.
The band has just revamped their MySpace profile, so head over to get a taste of their upcoming album “Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up.” Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up” will be out on the following dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND: Friday, September 3, 2010.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, September 6, 2010.
SPAIN / ITALY : Tuesday, September 7, 2010.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY:Wednesday, September 8, 2010.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, September 10, 2010
The album was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Therapy?), mastered at Abbey Road Studios and will be available in multiple formats including a standard CD, special edition, Mediabook (48p booklet, bonus track), 180gr Gatefold LP + entire album on CD, and digital download.
“SuperImposer,” the first track available off the album, is still available as download here. The only thing you need to do is posting that you downloaded the track via facebook or twitter.
Here are the two months of tour dates across Europe that OCEANSIZE just confirmed: More...