Metal News for September 11, 2010
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25 news articles posted on this day.
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada stoner doom metal act Bong Jovi have posted two new songs to the band's myspace page. The songs, titled "Memory Loss" and "Drunk Enough To Love," are to be included on the band's upcoming demo release.
You can listen to the new songs at this this location.
Black Anvil has announced an exclusive record release show in support of their new album Triumvirate on the album’s release date, September 28th, at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York, NY. This show kicks-off a new monthly metal showcase at the Studio at Webster Hall presented by Best Buy, RED Distribution, Revolver Magazine, Scion, and Gibson Guitars.
The band are set to embark on a North American tour with Watain in November.
Massachusetts extreme metallers To the Death have posted three new songs to the band's myspace page. The songs "Strewn On Corners," "Death Allegiance" and "Lifetime Failure" are available for streaming and are planned to be included on a future release.
The band are a self proclaimed mix between "Swedish death metal, d-beat hardcore and Norwegian black metal all with a punk aesthetic."
You can listen to the new songs at this location.
Swiss hard rockers Sideburn have announced their signing with Metal Heaven Records. The deal covers the European and Japanese territories. The band is currently preparing their new album which is due for release in February 2011.
The band commented by saying:
"We have been in contact with Georg at Heaven since the release of "Cherry Red." He has done a great work promoting it and our previous releases. And as we are pretty loyal, it's a quite a logical move for us to collaborate with such a passionate company."
Chicago hard rock act Disturbed have uploaded drum cam footage of Mike Wengren from the band's current run on the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.
You can view the video below:
Montreal, Canada power metal act Instanzia have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Ghosts," was produced by Alexis Woodbury and Francis Gagne, and was mastered by Peter In de Betou.
"Ghosts" track listing:
2. Ghosts of the Past
3. Power of the Mind
4. Charmin Deceiver
5. Heavenly Hell
6. A Genius Who Believes
7. The Key
8. The Desert Fox
German heavy metal act Atlantean Kodex have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "The Golden Bough," is planned for release in winter of 2010 through Italian based Cruz Del Sur Music.
"The Golden Bough" tracklisting:
1. Fountain of Nepenthe
3. The White Goddess
4. Temple of Katholic Magick
5. Disciples of the Iron Crown
6. Vesperal Hymn
7. The Atlantean Kodex
8. A Prophet in the Forest
9. The Golden Bough
European power metal act Grave Digger have released the official music video for the track "Highland Farewell." The song appears on the band's upcoming studio album titled "The Clans Will Rise Again." "The Clans Will Rise Again" will see its European release on October 1st, 2010 with a North American release following soon after.
You can view the video below:
Dutch symphonic metal act Delain have announced the dates for their forthcoming tour of Europe. The tour kicks off on April 29 in Manchester and runs until May 21 ending in Paris.
Delain European tour dates:
Apr. 29 - UK - Manchester - Academy 3
Apr. 30 - UK - London - O2 Islington Academy
May 01 - UK - Glasgow - The Cathouse
May 02 - UK - Leamington - The Assembly
May 04 - FRA - Strasbourg - La Laiterie
May 05 - FRA - Lyon - CCO
May 06 - ESP - Barcelona - Salamandra1
May 07 - ESP - Madrid - Sala Caracol
May 08 - FRA - Marseille - Poste a Galene
May 09 - ITA - Milano - Alcatraz
May 11 - SWI - Luzern - Schüür
May 12 - GER - Stuttgart - Röhre
May 13 - GER - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
May 14 - GER - München - Backstage
May 15 - HUN - Budapest - Diesel
May 17 - POL - Warsaw - Stodola
May 18 - GER - Berlin - K17
May 19 - GER - Hamburg - Knust
May 20 - GER - Köln - Underground
May 21 - FRA - Paris - Elysee Montmartre
German/Norwegian power metallers Leaves' Eyes have commented on the cancellation of their tour with Kamelot.
The band commented by saying:
We were scheduled to play on the upcoming North America tour with Kamelot. We are really sad about everything that happened leading up to Kamelot having to cancel their tour, and we wish Roy [Kamelot vocalist] all the best. Yesterday we played the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta for a awesome audience! Thanks to the fans and the organization for a great experience! We came a long way and we are here to play for the American fans.At this moment, the promoters are doing everything possible to keep this tour going on in North America for LEAVES' EYES, and some shows have been confirmed.If you already have a ticket for a Kamelot and Leaves' Eyes show, you can refund where you purchased it and you can get a new discounted ticket for the Leaves' Eyes and Blackgaurd show!"
"We hope to announce more news on this soon."
Sri Lanka's Experimental/Noise/Black Metallers Plecto Aliquem Capite have returned once again with a brand new 2 track EP aptly titled "As The Sane Crumbles." The band has decided to make the EP which is hosted by Ziekte Records and Hypnotic Dirge Records, available to all for free download on the internet. Download the EP here.
In other news, frontman Buddhika of the three-piece project, issued an update regarding the release and future collaborations, etc.
"Its been a while since any of the band members brought up anything about the band but this project is far from over. but Plecto Aliquem Capite is not dead!!!!
"An ep titled 'As the Sane Crumble' has been completed with yours truly on vocals,Kasun on drums and harp and Pravin on Guitars, this features two new tracks which are, Cemetery of the Deep and Disembowelment which we performed live at RockStorm 2009 in Kandy. The ep will be released online via our record lable - Zeikte-Nl in the near future.
"However the split with Yhdarl finally saw the bleak reality of day thanks to the lable and is now available for four euros at thier website. Make of that what you will...
"Stoned Guru Ramblings has also been completed, and is set to be released as a split ep with Hela Black Metallers Funeral In Heaven.
"The release of the video to Moses seems very unlikely as neither of us can spend time or exert the energy to edit it.
"On a more personal note, I would like to say that I was out of the scene just to sort shit out with my life and Im still in the process of doing that, but I never forgot to sit back and watch the drama unfold in the metal scene, heck at times I felt really privileged when I got to know that there was a lot of shit about me eventhough I wasnt directly involved with the metal scene for a while :P Thank you for including me in your little episodes and all that. (I Just couldnt resist saying that)
"Lets draw our attention to PAC again because that is the main purpose for this,There will be a lineup change in the near future, and the new line up would comprise of me on vocals and Lyrics,Kasun on Drums,Violin and the occasional strumming of the guitar and any other stringed instrument we can find in the studio.Roshan a.k.a Pitta from PLNS,Raven06 and MDR on Guitar and Sanka on Vocals and Violin
"Expect some more disturbing music from PAC, I would love to tell you what it sounds like in advance but I sincerely don`t know myself.
"Last but not least I wish to extend my heartiest wishes to Pravin whos been fucking up the minds of people with PAC since we started, he will be leaving for higher education so all the very best!
Visit the bands' Myspace page here
Black metal act Acherontas has issued the following announcement about recording new songs for an upcoming EP:
"New 7ep by Avantgarde records. Acherontas are already in studio and recording 2 new rituals for the upcoming 7ep that will be out by Avantgarde records on January 2011. Titles and cover photo coming soon."
You can also check out sample Acherontas songs via the band's MySpace page.
"Agony & Opium," the debut release from Olympia, Washington-based metal act CHRISTIAN MISTRESS, is streaming now in its entirety on Decibel Magazine's website.
Still a fairly new act, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS have created a massive stir in recent weeks, building up to and following the recent arrival of "Agony & Opium," which was released on August 24th via Olympia's 20 Buck Spin label.
CHRISTIAN MISTRESS is preparing for their massive two-month North American venture alongside Thrones kicking off later this month.
Here are the latest dates on the CHRISTIAN MISTRESS and THRONES Tour 2010:
9/27/2010 Tube - Portland, OR w/ DJ Nate C
9/28/2010 Redroom - Boise, ID
9/29/2010 Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Dwellers, Bees
9/30/2010 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
10/1/2010 Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE
10/2/2010 Turf Club - Minneapolis, MN
10/3/2010 The Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI
10/4/2010 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
10/6/2010 Southgate House - Newport, KY
10/7/2010 Mac’s Bar - Lansing, MI
10/8/2010 The Shop - Toronto, ON
10/9/2010 Playhouse - Montreal, QC
10/10/2010 Geno’s - Portland, ME
10/11/2010 O’Brien’s - Boston, MA w/ Kintaan
10/12/2010 Machines With Magnets - Providence, RI w/ The Body, Kintaan
10/13/2010 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
10/14/2010 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Serpent Throne
10/15/2010 Golden West - Baltimore, MD
10/16/2010 The Triple - Richmond, VA
10/17/2010 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
10/18/2010 Caledonia Lounge - Athens, GA
10/19/2010 529 - Atlanta, GA
10/20/2010 Hi-Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
10/21/2010 Nightmare - Dallas, TX w/ Deadsea
10/22/2010 Red 7 - Austin, TX
10/23/2010 *TBA - San Antonio, TX
10/24/2010 *TBA - El Paso, TX
10/25/2010 Solar Culture - Tucson, AZ
10/26/2010 Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA
10/27/2010 Blue Lagoon - Santa Cruz, CA
10/28/2010 *TBA - Oakland, CA
10/29/2010 The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA
10/30/2010 Alibi - Arcata, CA
10/31/2010 Oak St Speakeasy - Eugene, OR
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The weekend has officially hit again, and Rock Band is ready to jam out when you are. This week's metal additions to the Xbox 360 version of the Rock Band Network are a little sparse, with new songs from In This Moment and Firewind. The Wii edition is playing metal catch-up, with songs from Five Finger Death Punch and Between the Buried and Me showing up on September 14th. The complete list of new songs added to the Rock Band Network, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:
New to RBN on Xbox 360 in the past week:
Rhune Kincaid - "iPhone"
The New Pornographers - "Your Hands (Together)"
Brownies - "Fool"
Hilit Rosental and Corbomite Games - "The Pizza Morgana Song"
Sophie B. Hawkins - "Beautiful Girl"
Teenage Bottlerocket - "Skate or Die"
Kirby Krackle - "Ring Capacity"
Blackberry River Band - "I've Got a Feeling"
The Knew - "United"
The Fury - "Picture Perfect"
Kramus - "Down Below"
In This Moment - "The Gun Show"
Modern Skirts - "Bridges and Overpasses"
22-20s - "Latest Heartbreak"
Firewind - "World on Fire"
Terrorhorse - "Modern Mathematics" More...
Insomnium is currently offering a new song titled "Weather the Storm," which also features a guest spot from Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity, as a free download. The new Insomnium track, along with the bonus song "Out of Gravity" from Dark Tranquillity's "We Are The Void" album, can be found at this location (posting to Twitter or Facebook is required before the download will activate).
Tristania has issued the following announcement about adding on more Norwegian tour dates:
"The interest for Tristania in their home country after the Rubicon release has been increasing day by day, and now the band has added two more gigs for the Norway part of the Rubicon Tour. Tristania will be doing a special show when they visit Kristiansand, Norway on Thursday September 30th. It was recently confirmed that the band has accepted a proposal to do an Under 18 show at Bingen on the same date as the Kick Scene concert will take place. There will be organized a band contest by the promoter Bingen Booking, and one lucky young metal band will get the chance to support Tristania.
"We thought this was a nice thing to do. Kjetil knows about Bingen Booking from before, and they’ve organized similar gigs with other big Norwegian bands like Turboneger and Big Bang. This has turned out to be a great success for the kids, and we’re also hoping to give them a great gig which can be inspiring and overwhelming. The gig at Kick Scene will go ahead at the same time as planned. Also – it was today confirmed that Tristania will play at the legendary venue Pakkhuset in Farsund on October 2nd." More...
Atlanta's Withered has announced October 26th as the street date for "Dualitas," the band's third album, and second for Prosthetic Records. "Dualitas" was recorded by Kylesa’s Phillip Cope at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. Withered is also set to head out on the "Blackest of the Black" tour Danzig, Possessed, Marduk, and Toxic Holocaust.
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Thompson commented on the tour: "Withered is bringing our brand of extreme music and expression to a new audience this fall. The Blackest Of The Black tour is an opportunity that we just couldn’t pass up. It is also a blessing for us after learning the unfortunate news about Behemoth & Nergal. This turn of events will allow us to offer a glimpse of unique perspective to a fresh crowd as we kick off our third album release. Whether these fans are ready for us or not, we are definitely ready for them and expect to expand their horizons as well as our own on this new path."
The dates are as follows: More...
Woods of Desolation is set to release the new album "Torn Beyond Reason" in January 2011 via Northern Silence Productions. The album artwork can be viewed here. "Torn Beyond Reason" will have the following track listing:
1. Torn Beyond Reason
2. Darker Days
3. An Unbroken Moment
4. The Inevitable End
California female-fronted black metallers Divination of the Damned have posted a live video clip of the band performing "Bottomless Valley," which can be viewed below.
Providence, Rhode Island duo The Body have updated their tour scheduled with the following dates:
9/11 @ house show- Greensboro, NC
9/12 @TBA - Raleigh, NC
9/13 @ Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/14 @JR's bar - Philadelphia, PA
9/15 @The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
9/16 @Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
9/17 @Dad CITY - Amherst, MA
9/19 @TBA matinee show - Boston, MA
9/24 @AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Dropdead, Work/Death, Soul Control
10/12 @Machines With Magnets - Providence, RI w/ Thrones, Christian Mistress, Kintaan
11/16 @PA's lounge - Boston,MA w/ Barn Owl, High Aura'd
11/17 @AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Barn Owl, Arcing, High Aura'd
Southern California’s INTRONAUT, will release their new album, "Valley of Smoke," on October 12th. They have also posted the new track, “Elegy,” exclusively at this location. This is the final album version so if you already heard the track via the Invisible Oranges.com debut then this is the proper version.
Italian black metallers ABORYM's fifth album will be out on next November 8th. The cover artwork of "Psychogrotesque," created by the band's leader Fabban himself, can be seen at this location.
The artist comments, "I realised the 'Pyschogrotesque' artwork as I was inspired by the lyrics and the story that are being told in this album, trying to "visualise" the sceneries and the mood of this all... On the cover there is the main character, his look is terrorised and lost. Below, the place where he is annihilated, the place where this story takes place: a mental home, the world where we live. Inside the artwork, I wanted to add some "Easter eggs", some tiny particulars with hidden messages... There are few of them scattered everywhere."
Sydney, Australia-based metal band KUNVUK has completed the mixing and mastering of their debut album “Immute:Jackals.” The album was recorded, engineered, mixed and produced by the band’s lead guitarist/vocalist David Hart and mastered by the legendary Rick O’Neil (FAITH NO MORE, GRINSPOON, BOB DYLAN) at Turtlerock Mastering.
Recorded at the band’s own Shadow Mekanik Studios, the album will be released as a two-disc digipack edition. The first disc will contain 12 new compositions. Coupled with this will be a second disc which will contain the reconstructed, rerecorded, remixed and remastered version of the band's demo EP, "The Gone Mekanik Anticipation Demonstration".
Recorded over a two year period, “Immute:Jackals” has been completely independently funded and produced and will be self-released via the band's own label, The Light of Damnation Records. It is expected to be released towards the end of September 2010 though no official date has been announced by the band at this stage.
Korn will be signing copies of their new album, "Korn III Remember Who You Are," at Virgin Megastore Champs Elysées on September 21st from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Korn’s ninth studio album, "Korn III: Remember Who You Are" debuted today at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 sales charts. The album sold 63,000 copies
The band is current on tour overseas. Here are the latest tour dates:
Sept 18, 2010 @ 3:30P - O2 Arena London, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 19, 2010 @ 6:30P - HMH Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Sep 20, 2010 @ 6:30P - Bercy Paris, France
Sep 22, 2010 @ 6:30P - Palasharp Milan, ITALY
Sep 23, 2010 @ 6:30P - Volkhaus Zurich, Schweiz, SWITZERLAND
Sep 24, 2010 @ 8:00P - Zenith, die Kulturhalle München, Bayern, de
Sep 26, 2010 @ 8:00P - Wien BA-CA Halle GASOMETER Vienne, Vienna, at
Sep 28, 2010 @ 1:30A - Hayarkon Park Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
Oct 1, 2010 @ 6:00P - Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BELGIUM
Oct 2, 2010 @ 8:00P - Mannheim Castle Mannheim, Baden-Würt, de
Oct 3, 2010 @ 8:00P - Palladium Köln Cologne, Nordrhein-, de
Oct 5, 2010 @ 7:00P - Haus Auensee Leipzig, Sachsen, de
Oct 6, 2010 @ 7:00P - C-Halle Berlin, Berlin, de
Oct 8, 2010 @ 9:30A - Guildhall Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 9, 2010 @ 11:30A - Wolves Civic Hall Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 10, 2010 @ 9:30A - Apollo Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 16, 2010 @ 6:30P - Saitama Super Arena Tokyo, JAPAN