Metal News for September 13, 2009
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35 news articles posted on this day.
Back in the dark days of metal, the 90's, New Orleans' Acid Bath formed and began rising through the underground ranks with their unique mesh of death, thrash, groove, stoner/doom, and sludgy NOLA sound and themes that largely centered around death, drugs, and serial killers. The band did not last long enough for a full ascent, however, releasing just two albums and finally disbanding in 1997 when bassist Audie Pitre and his parents were killed by a drunk driver. Those two studio albums, "When the Kite String Pops" (1994) and "Paegan Terrorism Tactics" (1996), however, were then cemented as underground classics.
Members of Acid Bath went on to form numerous other bands including Agents of Oblivion, Vual, Ritual Killer, and most notably, Goatwhore.
Being an underground band, Acid Bath played mostly smaller clubs and never had an impressive light show. When they came to Baltimore (and I regrettably passed on seeing them for another show), they played some little hole in the wall that I'd never heard of before. So you can't expect too much of an impressive live video outside of the performance itself. Here's a video apparently shot in one such small joint, of their live performance of "Bleed Me An Ocean" in Omaha, with a bonus performance of "Scream of the Butterfly" after the jump.
Acid Bath - Bleed Me An Ocean
Self Spiller has issued the following update about streaming a new album sample online:
"There will be much more information to come, but here I am, after 5 years of hard work, introspection, and life upheaval, as well as two albums worth of material scrapped introducing Self Spiller; the project I have always tried to assemble, and always failed, the album I have always wanted to write, but never knew how.
"The sample in the player is a rough mix from an as of yet untitled album to be released on Vendlus Records.
"For those of you wondering, the ELS page is gone, replaced with Self Spiller. It is appropriate because for years I thought I was writing an ELS album, when in fact I was creating Self Spiller. Yes, this means no new ELS album now, or anytime soon, maybe never again. Please Welcome Self Spiller"
Portland's Agalloch has issued the following statement about having a ritual item stolen during a show in Milwaukee:
"We had an excellent time in Milwaukee last night and the audience was wonderful. It was a great surprise. However, a very important canine skull was stolen from the stage during 'The Lodge' and we would like to get it back.
"It is a very sentimental piece and we would like to think that the person who grabbed it simply did not consider this. There were a lot of random horns and bones scattered across the front of the stage that perhaps didn't look important or replaceable. This skull is not replaceable!
"If whoever took it would bring it to the Chicago show tonight and would just put it on the stage, all will be forgiven and forgotten. We do not want our memories of these Midwest gigs to be tainted.
Atreyu has issued the following statement about streaming a new song online tonight:
"You may have noticed there are no songs on our player right now. There's a reason for that. We're posting our 1st song off our new album 'Congregation Of The Damned' this Sunday (tomorrow) at 10:27pm EST, the song is called 'STOP! BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE AND WE’VE DESTROYED IT ALL…'. Step on up and get knocked the fuck down!!!! New album in stores everywhere Oct 27"
Satan's Host is currently streaming a new song online titled "Sitra - Ahra (Power 9)" on their MySpace page. The song is from the band's upcoming album "Power~Purity~Perfection...999," which will be released on October 26th.
Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about Enemy of the Sun recording a new album:
"Enemy Of The Sun have started the production of the follow-up to 'Shadows.' Expect large amounts heaviness, but as always with a twist or two. The album should be done by the end of the year, a release for spring 2010 is planned. Production will be handled by the man himself, Mr. Waldemar Sorychta. More info from the studio as the metal unfolds... Stay tuned. And fasten your seatbelts."
Arch Enemy has posted a series of video clips online from their performance at the Bloodstock Festival 2009. The video clips can be viewed below.
Down has posted two videos online from their show on September 11th at the Nokia Theater in New York. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following announcement about posting an e-card online for their upcoming album "War is the Answer:"
"Check out our new e-card for the highly anticipated album set to be released on September 22nd!! Be sure to post it everywhere!"
Ireland's For Ruin has posted a promo video online for their upcoming album "Last Light," which can be viewed below. "Last Light" is scheduled to be released on October 30th. More...
Hackneyed has issued the following announcement about supporting Nile during their European tour dates:
"Hackneyed are very proud to announce you that we are supporting NILE on their upcoming European Tour in December 2009 together with KRISIUN, GRAVE; ULCERATE and CORPUS MORTALE. It is an honour for us to play with such great bands whose music influenced us a lot. As it is our first European Tour we are looking forward to the upcoming shows in different countries. We hope that you will turn out in large number to visit this shows and enjoy a whole evening of Death Metal. See You There."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
Fri 11.12.2009 BEL Lessines Centre Culturel René Magritte
Sat 12.12.2009 HOL Enschede @ Atak
Sun 13.12.2009 GER Mühltal/Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
Mon 14.12.2009 GER Trier @ Exhaus
Tue 15.12.2009 UK London @ The Scala
Wed 16.12.2009 UK Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun Hall
Thu 17.12.2009 HOL Leeuwarden @ Romein
Fri 18.12.2009 GER Hannover @ Musikzentrum
Sat 19.12.2009 HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar
Dutch death metallers Hail of Bullets have issued the following announcement about posting photos online from their appearance at the Jalometalli festival:
"Check out these great pics taken at the Jalometalli fest in Oulu, Finland by Olga aka Speed Metal Cat from Russia."
Germany's Secrets of the Moon has updated their upcoming tour schedule with the following dates:
9/19 Baroeg /w Solstafir Rotterdam (NL)
9/20 Purple Turtle /w Solstafir London (UK)
9/22 Elmstreet /w Solstafir, Code Oslo (Nor)
9/23 The Rock /w Solstafir Kopenhagen (DK)
9/24 Markthalle /w Solstafir, Code & Borknagar Hamburg
9/25 Poppodium /w Solstafir, Code & Borknagar Leeuwarden (NL)
9/26 Turbinenhalle /w Solstafir, Code & Borknagar Oberhausen
9/27 Glazart /w Solstafir & Code Paris (FRA)
9/28 Le Korigan /w Solstafir & Code Marseille (FRA)
9/30 Club Zentral /w Solstafir & Code Stuttgart
10/1 Musikzentrum /w Solstafir & Code Hannover
10/2 East Club /w Solstafir & Code Bischofswerda
10/3 Faval Music Circus /w Solstafir & Code Brno (CZ)
10/4 Diesel /w Solstafir & Code Budapest (HUN)
10/5 Hirsch /w Solstafir & Code Nurnberg
10/6 Z7 /w Solstafir & Code Pratteln (SWI)
10/7 Rockhouse Bar /w Solstafir & Code Salzburg (AUT)
10/8 Backstage /w Solstafir & Code Munich
10/9 Festung /w Solstafir & Code Bitterfeld
10/10 M-A-L Festival (headlining) /w Solstafir & Code Altenburg
10/11 Posthalle /w Solstafir & Code Würzburg
10/14 Czar /w Moonspell, Samael Tampa, FL
10/15 Masqueerade /w Moonspell, Samael Atlanta, GA
10/16 Jaxx /w Moonspell, Samael Springfield, VA
10/17 The Sterling Hotel /w Moonspell, Samael Allentown, PA
10/18 B.B. King Blues Club /w Moonspell, Samael New York, NY
10/19 Les Foufounes Electriques /w Moonspell, Samael Montreal, QC
10/20 The Mod Club /w Moonspell, Samael Toronto, ON
10/21 Peabodys /w Moonspell, Samael Cleveland, OH
10/22 Blondies /w Moonspell, Samael Detroit, MI
10/23 Pyramid Club /w Moonspell, Samael Addison (Chicago), IL
10/24 Beaumont Club /w Moonspell, Samael Kansas City, MO
10/25 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom /w Moonspell, Samael Denver, CO
10/27 The Venue /w Moonspell, Samael Vancouver, BC
10/28 Studio Seven /w Moonspell, Samael Seattle, WA
10/29 Satyricon /w Moonspell, Samael Portland, OR
10/30 Thee Parkside /w Moonspell, Samael San Francisco, CA
10/31 The Jumping Turtle /w Moonspell, Samael San Marcos, CA
11/1 Roxy /w Moonspell, Samael Hollywood, CA
11/2 The Sets /w Moonspell, Samael Tempe, AZ
11/3 The Launchpad /w Moonspell, Samael Albuquerque, NM
11/4 The Marquee /w Moonspell, Samael Tulsa, OK
11/5 The Ridglea Theater /w Moonspell, Samael Dallas, TX
11/6 Warehouse Music Venue /w Moonspell, Samael San Antonio, TX
1/9 2010The Devils Breath Metal Festival Soest
Sevendust has issued the following announcement about playing two upcoming tour dates in Atlanta:
"We are playing 2 nights in Atlanta! Sep 19th & 20th we play the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia!!!!!!!! Click here to get your two day pass!"
Sevendust's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
DragonForce has posted a new video in their "DragonForce" TV series, which can be viewed below. DragonForce also issued the following statement about the video:
"The last episode of this season of DragonForce TV showcases the explosive energy of their fans at the shows. See exclusive footage of Through the Fire and Flames live from Wacken, Germany 2009 and Saitama Super Arena, Japan 2008. The haters will keep posting about DragonForce everywhere but they are way out numbered by the supporters. This video is dedicated to millions of our fans worldwide!" More...
Ex Deo has issued the following tour road report:
"Yesterday in Munich we kicked off EX DEO's live debut!
"All in all it was successful but like everything it was our first show ever and had some little problems which were expected. Once we set sail, crowd was great and everything was feeling good until a moron local crew guy knocked off our sampler box during 'Romulus' in the sympho part and abruptly ended our set, so little apology to the fans for something that was out of our control.
"Other than that, things feel good and we're having a blast so come out and check this epic force!!"
Ex Deo's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Fuck The Facts has posted two videos online from their European tour. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
In Mourning has issued the following update about the recording process for their new album:
"We're continuing the recording of our new album, all drums, guitars and bass are complete. Now we will have two weeks break before continuing with vocals and finishing up the recording.
"In the meantime we can happily tell you we're playing at Club Raging Royalty in Stockholm, November 26th.
Followed by a trip to the Kolony Metal Fest in Italy, November 28th."
Sweden's Infernal has issued the following update about recording a new demo and streaming a new audio sample online:
"Just a short update here:
"We are still working on new songs for the next 'demo,' (meaning a 'pro' demo and no crap sounding 'necro' type stuff) and things slowly starts to take shape, but there is still some work to do before we go into the studio to record the next couple of songs.
"However, we'll use a session drummer for the next recording, since the departure of Tomas Asklund, and as it looks, we think we have found the guy to do the job. Anyway, in the meantime, here's a 45-second snippet of one of the upcoming songs on the next demo, entitled 'Killing Christ'...(now uploaded on the MySpace Music player)...
"This is a just some really harsh and rough demo outtake...and nothing else. This song will of course be professionally recorded for the next demo."
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about headlining the ProgPower USA XI festival in 2010:
"Kamelot announced as one of the Headliners for ProgPower USA XI. ProgPower USA began in 2001. The first festival was held in Lansing, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, at J.J. Kelley's. The subsequent events have been held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Earthlink Live (formerly and again Center Stage Atlanta). Visit here for more info."
The lineup for next year's event is currently as follows:
Friday, September 10:
Saturday, September 11:
OCEANS OF SADNESS
Kittie has issued the following brief statement about their song "Cut Throat" appearing on the upcoming "Saw VI" movie soundtrack:
"Check it out boys and girls, the SAW VI soundtrack featuring a brand new Kittie song as well as many other wicked bands. Looks like it's gonna be a heavy one!!!"
Other bands to contribute to the soundtrack include Chimaira, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Every Time I Die, Mushroomhead, Hatebreed, and Lacuna Coil.
New Mexico metallers Kryoburn have issued the following brief statement about seeking a new keyboard player:
"The band is seeking a keyboard player. You interested? Can you tour? Can you hang? Hit up the myspace, I will be forwarding all e mails to the band!"
Leaves' Eyes has issued the following announcement about drummer Seven Antonopoulos performing a free drum clinic in Norway:
"This marks Seven's first Norwegian clinic performance. An international recording artist and current member of LEAVES' EYES, the symphonic metal masterminds featuring Liv Kirstine. This event is open to the public. The clinic will include song performances from the latest LEAVES' EYES record 'Njord', as well as a solo performance and Q&A opportunities. ('Njord' available on Nalpalm Records.) Seven proudly uses the following products: DW/PDP drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Aquarian drum heads, Rhythm Tech percussion. Come witness the brash technical brilliance and arena showmanship of one of rock music's hardest working drummers!"
The details are as follows:
Place: 4Sound, Immerslund, Oslo
Cost: Free entry
Megadeth front man has issued the following statement about their recent video for the song "Head Crusher:"
"I have been surfing around the site today, whilst doing my Yoga workout, and working some more around the studio; reviewing the Head Crusher video etc., etc., etc.
"Speaking of the HC vidi, there are three versions: My extreme version - not really extreme, just the real thing that hasn't been emasculated for broadcast; the boradcast version, which isn't really too different from the etreme version; and the UK version, which has no fight scene in it at all.
"The girl in the vidi is smokin' and she is really skilled at MMA. I asked to really focus in on her skills and not so much how beautiful she was, because the world is full of hot chicks. We needed someone to play a specific role. That she did! Our fighters too were great. In fact you should call Jorge Oliviera at TheLIVELine and leave him a message. I am going to workout with him a few times and talk to him about maybe putting up some Ju-Jitsu lessons for a contest for TLL.
"The main fighter was in one of Rob Zombie's recent movies, and was a good sport about letting that pretty, sexy, talented MMA/model jump on him at the end, straddle him (we had to twist his arm ), and the bonus was she got to beat his head in [not really]. I almost could read everyone's mind around her when she did it too. It was pretty easy because we were ALL thinking it.
"As I near another birthday, I want to say that while you seem to think that I have given YOU the present, meaning ENDGAME, I disagree. The real present is your support and love, again meaning the present is YOU.
"Sure it hurts to see people here that go to the extent to lurk with a fake name and go through the whole process of getting registered here, just to come in here lobbing grenades at everyone. Sometimes banning cures it, sometimes not. Please remember that I play music because I love to play, but that doesn't mean that your opinions or your approval doesn't matter to me. I am still the boy next door; an old boy, but still a boy.
"All of the positive comments that have come from around the world leave me scratching my head and eternally grateful, but it also makes it really hard to tolerate people that say the record sucks. I can't help but think, ‘this is what happens when cousins f*ck each other,’ and keep on with my life. More...
Misery Index has issued the following statement about canceling their appearance at the Mezcal Metalfest in Mexico:
"Hello all! Instead of being in Mexico City to play the Mezcal Metalfest on Sunday, we are sitting here in Baltimore wondering why the festival organizers did not follow through with their agreements. Way back in May when we accepted the invitation to play the show we asked them to apply for work visas for us so we can enter the country legally and perform at the show. In our experience, when traveling to many destinations outside the US, work visas are a basic requirement. Promoters routinely have to get them so the bands they invite will be able to pass through Immigration without any issues. Having been to Canada, the UK, Russia, Japan, etc., we are very familiar with the visa process and have no desire to run afoul of the local authorities.
"As working foreign nationals attempting to enter Mexico illegally as tourists (as the Mezcal Metalfest Organizers requested), we would face hefty fines, jail, or being flagged to never enter the country again. It's obvious when you arrive with guitars, merchandise, and other equipment that you are not just on vacation. With the ease of finding information on a band's activities via the internet, we don't like taking chances by trying to fool the Immigration authorities. However, after assuring us many times over the past few weeks that the necessary paperwork would be taken care of, the promoter failed to take any action on the visas (as described here). Yet, he still expected us to enter Mexico illegally as 'tourists.'
"We all love playing the Metal, but when we are expected to take risks due to a promoter's negligence, we are left with no choice but to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the show in question. Such is the case with the Mezcal Metalfest. We are very unhappy to have to pass up this opportunity to travel to Mexico City and play the gig. Apologies to everyone who had expected to see us there and we hope to finally get the chance to play there at some point in the future. Thanks for your understanding. Cheers!"
Throne of Malediction has issued the following update about streaming a Carpathian Forest cover on their MySpace page:
"Hailz, we have new Throne news to pass on. We are releasing new songs and have just released a cover of 'Bloodlust and Perversion' by Carpathian Forest. Carpathian Forest actually listened to, and approved our version. Not bad for a little Montana band hahaha. We also have a song called 'Red Death' ready to be released that will blow people away."
Ohio's Karen Page has issued the following announcement about streaming the new song "Out of the Woodwork" on their MySpace page:
"Out of the woodwork is up now. It features guest vocals from bryce of nova prospect. So check it out. Let us know what you think"
A new two part video interview with vocalist Tony Victor of Prong has been posted online. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Nachtmystium has issued the following statement about entering the recording studio in January:
"We're honored to announce our upcoming tour supporting Swedish black metal legends MARDUK. It's an honor to be going out with this band we've all been listening to for years and to be getting back on the road after a rocky year between canceled tours and festivals due to injuries and other unfortunate circumstances.
"We're currently working on material for 'Black Meddle Part II' (official title to be announced) and will be doing a demoing pre-production session with Sanford Parker in October. The new material is reminiscent of 'Assassins' with more of a rock and roll edge over all. Our love for post-rock and industrial (ala MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE, etc) is even more present this time around.
"We're hoping to make a record that will continue to push extreme music into uncharted territories. Recording for the new record will begin in early January and we project to have the record out in March or April."
Greek black metal band Naer Mataron has announced the following string of upcoming "Apocalypse of the Ancient Ones" tour dates:
9/26 BARQUISIMETO ,VENEZUELA
10/3 PEREIRA, COLOMBIA.
10/4 BOGOT? COLOMBIA.
10/9 QUITO, ECUADOR.
10/10 LOJA, ECUADOR.
10/11 PIURA, PERÚ.
10/15 LIMA, PERU.
10/18 COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA.
10/24 SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILÉ.
10/30 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILÉ.
11/6 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
11/7 MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
New Jersey metal band Ferox Canorus performed a new song, entitled "Abandon," at Dingbatz on August 9th, 2009. A video has captured their performance and posted on the Metal Underground.com youtube page. the video can be seen at this location or below. More...
Christian metallers Oh, Sleeper have issued the following announcement about touring alongside The Chariot:
"As soon as we're done with the tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Every Time I Die, we'll be hitting some cities we weren't able to play on that tour with our friends in The Chariot! We'll be co-headlining with support from We Came As Romans and Dead And Divine."
Oh, Sleeper's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Poland's Sorcerer has issued the following update about acquiring a new vocalist and writing new songs:
"New material being written, new line-up coming up! After some turbulences with this band, Kel'Thuz finally sets forth to write new material - an epic, extremely powerful and technical metal, and new members shall be recruited for recording. Expect more news at the end of this year."
Metallica warmed up for the next leg of the World Magnetic tour with a concert in their backyard, playing for the very first time in their home town of San Rafael, CA, just north of San Francisco.
Metallica's Marin County debut at the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium was an appearance as part of a fundraiser for the Marin Museum of History's Marin Rocks exhibition slated to open in 2010. The Marin Rocks museum is set to open summer 2010 in downtown San Rafael, and will include exhibits celebrating Marin's rock music heritage, performance spaces and educational programs for young people in music and the arts.
Metallica's James Hetfield has lived in Marin since the mid-'80s. He bought a 500-acre spread in San Rafael, he lives there with his wife, Francesca, and three children, Cali, Castor and Marcella, ages 11, 9 and 7.
James Hetfield lives a quiet, low-key life in Marin County, and is always content to stay under the radar. But as the museum plans hit financial trouble, James Hetfield came to the rescue and offered to hold a Metallica concert with proceeds going to the museum. Tickets for the 2,000 seat Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium venue went between $100 and $350 and sold out in ten minutes.
"We've never done a public show. I don't know why. Probably because there aren't that many places to play in Marin that are large enough to satisfy enough people," James Hetfield said to the Independent Journal. "But in the last few years, basically after 'St. Anger,' we started getting more into public service, giving back to the community, discovering how good that feels."
"Growing up struggling in a dysfunctional family and being able to turn to music as my escape and therapy and savior is dear to my heart," James Hetfield of Metallica said. "So introducing kids to music and having a safe clean place for the youth of Marin to come in and jam, talk about their problems and write songs together really excites me."
"It's very easy in Marin. Most of the people who stop me are very polite, saying things like, `Hey, James, what's up?' That's pretty much it. The people who get star struck or clingy are tourists, and they associate their trip to Marin with me. Everyone else sees me as a resident of this county. It's very easy to kick back and be an equal."
Moonalice, featuring Marin musicians Pete Sears and Barry Sless, opened the show. Metallica came out a little after 9:30 p.m., James Hetfield thanked the crowd, saying: "We appreciate you coming out to support the ancestry and the history of music in Marin County."
The setlist of Metallica's show was as follows:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Harvester of Sorrow
Fade to Black
Broken, Beat, and Scarred
Sad But True
Master of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Hit the Lights
Seek and Destroy
Metallica's World Magnetic tour begins in Nashville. More...
Norma Jean will be headlining the "Explosions 2009" US tour this winter. Rolling out in late November and running through late December, the tour is the band's first headlining trek since the Fall of last year and boasts an impressive lineup with a few surprises from the powerful live band. Norma Jean handpicked the bands for the tour's impressive bill: Horse The Band, The Chariot and Arsonists Get All The Girls.
In addition, Norma Jean has a surprise in store for their longtime followers: in select cities, which will be announced at a later time, the band will perform their breakthrough album "Bless The Martyr and Kiss the Child" in its entirety (save for the album's 15 minute track).
The "Explosions 2009" tour dates are as follows:
Thu/Nov-19 New Orleans, LA The Hangar
Fri/Nov-20 Houston, TX Meridian
Sat/Nov-21 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Sun/Nov-22 Ft. Worth, TX The Door
Tue/Nov-24 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Wed/Nov-25 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Fri/Nov-27 San Francisco, CA Slims
Sat/Nov-28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Sun/Nov-29 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Mon/Nov-30 Boise, ID The Venue
Tue/Dec-01 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
Wed/Dec-02 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Fri/Dec-04 St. Paul, MN Station Four
Sat/Dec-05 Chicago, IL Reggie's
Sun/Dec-06 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Mon/Dec-07 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Tue/Dec-08 Toronto, ON Opera House
Wed/Dec-09 Montreal, QC Tulipe
Fri/Dec-11 New York, NY Gramercy
Sat/Dec-12 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Sun/Dec-13 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
Mon/Dec-14 Richmond, VA Canal Club
Tue/Dec-15 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Thu/Dec-17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Fri/Dec-18 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
Sat/Dec-19 Atlanta, GA Masquerade