Metal News for September 15, 2010
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38 news articles posted on this day.
Footage from the forthcoming, history making "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD featuring full performances from Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax has been posted online.
The video contains footage from Metallica's encore of the track "Am I Evil" which features guest appearances from 'The Big Four', including Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.
"The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" is set for release on October 19, 2010.
You can view the video below:
Quality performance footage of Katatonia's recent tour stop in Montreal has surfaced online. The footage is from the band's performance of the song "Leaders," which appears on the band's 2007 album "The Great Cold Distance." Stay tuned to Metalunderground.com for a detailed show report from the band's Vancouver tour stop.
You can view the video below:
Chuck Billy, vocalist for legendary thrash metal act Testament, have provided the following statement in regards to the band's future plans.
Chuck Bill commented by saying:
"The 'American Carnage' tour was great for us, but now is the time for us to hold off on performing and go full steam ahead on getting the record finished," states vocalist Chuck Billy. We currently have studio time booked at the end of this year, and we're shooting for a mid-2011 release. The new album will most likely be a culmination of 'The Gathering' and 'The Formation of Damnation', but we're definitely not going to forget who we are or our roots. I think we've found a comfortable spot in our writing style."
Guitarist Eric Peterson commented by adding:
"I think the tour went really well for us. It's the first time we had a stage set to our live performance, which was a lot of fun, and it brought the band to a whole new level in regards to performing. Playing with Megadeth and Slayer again was a lot of fun. We're going to be home during the fall and winter working on new material. As we speak, I'm working on new music, and we're shooting to record by the end of the year. That's our plan, but we're not going to just put out a record to put out a record. We have standards, and we're picky as to what exactly we want to put out."
Canadian grinders Fuck the Facts have posted a new tour diary online documenting their recent trip to Europe. You can check out the video below:
Century Media recording artists and progressive metallers Tesseract have posted a new video trailer to promote the band's forthcoming EP release, "Concealing Fate." Tesseract will release their new EP on October 12th, 2010 through Century Media Records. The band will also appear on the upcoming Devin Townsend North American tour.
You can view the video below:
Los Angeles progressive post-metallers Intronaut have posted a new performance video for the track "Elegy" online. The song is included on the forthcoming coming studio album "In the Valley of Smoke." "In the Valley of Smoke" is set for release on October 12, 2010 through Century Media Records.
You can view the video below:
Atlanta, Georgia doom-death metallers Withered has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming studio album, titled "Dualitas." "Dualitas" is set for release on October 26, 2010 through Prosthetic Records.
Here is the "Dualitas" tracklisting:
1. Extinguished With The Weary
2. Residue In The Void
3. Seek the Shrouded
5. From Shadows
6. The Progenitor’s Grasp
7. Aethereal Breath
Tampa, Florida death thrashers The Absence has posted a new behind the scenes video from the video shoot for the title track off the band's new album "Enemy Unbound."
The video can be viewed below:
Iconic German heavy metal act Accept, which was recently covered in our Sunday Old School column, has reunited with a new vocalist to release the band's first album in 14 years. Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann recently discussed the band meeting up with new singer Mark Tornillo of TT Quick and the creation of the latest album, "Blood of the Nations."
While explaining the sound of the band's latest addition to heavy metal, Wolf stated, "It’s really not that different honestly. It’s pretty much what people would expect from Accept. We try to sort of go back in time and give them some good old school ‘80s kind of metal, but with new ideas and a modern drum and guitar sound. We really didn’t try to change much and we tried to stay true to the formula." Wolf also covered the band's upcoming tour schedule and the various Accept cover tunes that have appeared over the years. More...
"Burning Silence," the new video from Costa Rica-based melodic extreme metal band Sight of Emptiness, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in front of 15,000 metal fans as Sight Of Emptiness opened for Megadeth at Autodromo La Guacima in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Germany's Forever It Shall Be has issued the following announcement about calling it a day:
"It is not easy for us to announce that Forever It Shall Be is dead. After 4 years and 2 released records, we decided to pack our bags and move on. There is no spectacular story behind this, no bad blood within the band or anything like that - there's just no motivation left to continue the band. We've had a great time, toured Europe with awesome bands like The Haunted, All Shall Perish or Neaera and met some really nice and cool people down the road. We'd like to thank everybody who was involved in making this possible!
"There will be a final farewell-show in our hometown, we will release more info on that as we have it! Some of us will surely be seen in new bands/projects in the near future, so keep your eyes and ears open!"
Rhapsody of Fire has been confirmed for the Bloodstock festival, which takes place from August 12th – 14th in the U.K. Rhapsody of Fire's Luca Turilli comments: "Hail to you, dear brothers and sisters! We are so excited to announce you that we agreed with our English friends an exclusive presence as special guest for the Bloodstock festival of next year in UK! It will be our first live appearance ever on that wonderful ground and we are looking forward to playing our greatest songs and to have together a great time in the name of Rhapsody of Fire’s epic cinematic music. See you soon!" More details on the festival can be found here.
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
07.11.10 Russia, Moscow
10.11.10 China, Beijing
12.11.10 China, Shanghai
13.11.10 Taiwan, Taipei
20.11.10 Mexico, Mexico City
22.11.10 Costa Rica, San Jose
29.11.10 Chile, Santiago
03.12.10 Argentina, Buenos Aires
Guitarist Johnny H. of Warrior Soul has issued the following update about postponing the band's previously scheduled Athens show:
"Athens Show Postponed. Warrior Soul are sorry to announce that our show in October in Greece has been put back until next year. This was due to circumstances beyond our control. We will post the new date as soon as it is confirmed."
DOWNSPIRIT'S debut album "Point of Origin" was released August 17th in North America on Metalville Records. Guitarist Cede Dupont recently took the band's MySpace page to give an update on the band and their upcoming tour plans:
"We thought, now that the album is out, you'd be interested in having a look at our exclusive blog once again, the blog we made during the recording sessions in late 09. There's a lot of pics, some cool pieces of film tape available for you at [this location]."
"Furthermore we want to let you know that 'Point of Origin' is finally available digitally now as well (ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, etc, etc)."
"We have plans for a European tour coming hopefully soon, so cross your fingers for that."
"We're now getting prepared for a first run of hard rocking shows in support of our "Point of Europe Tour 2010/2011."
DOWNSPIRIT recently posted footage of the recording sessions for their debut "Point of Origin". The footage can be viewed below:
August Burns Red is set to release a new live CD/DVD entitled "Home" on September 28th, 2010. The band has teamed up with Noisecreep.com to premier a clip from the DVD, which can be viewed below.
British thrashers Evile are set to release a special edition of their "Infected Nations" album, which will be a two CD set that also includes two live show performances. The special edition album will be released on October 11th, 2010 and details on the release can be found here. The upcoming Evile tour dates are as follows: More...
San Francisco Bay Area gore band Autopsy has posted a stream of the brand new track, "The Tomb Within," on their recently launched mini-site. The new song is the title track for the band’s forthcoming EP, which is due out on October 5th on Peaceville Records.
Along with the song stream, the new mini-site also features audio samples of each of the EP’s four other gut-wrenching tracks, as well as an in studio video trailer for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the forthcoming musical bloodbath. "The Tomb Within" EP is the band’s first collection of newly recorded tracks in over a decade.
The EP was recorded in mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz, and unites the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler, joined on bass by Joe Trevisano (ex-Abscess). Cover art is supplied by renowned fantasy/horror artist, Matt Cavotta. ?? More...
Rhode Island-based metal band THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL has posted a new song. "Our Own," online. The track comes off of "Awaken," the upcoming full-length, which is set for a North American release on October 12 via Restricted Release in cooperation with Angle Side Side. "Awaken" is the first metal album from vocalist Jesse David Leach since his departure from Killswitch Engage. To check out "Our Own," visit Plug In Music.
THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL will embark on a handful of live dates later this week with additional dates TBA. The tour dates are as follows:
9/17/2010 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Santos Party House - New York, NY
9/24/2010 The Brewery Exchange - Lowell, MA
Sawthis have published the video diary of the promotional tour of the new album "Egod" in Eastern Europe supporting the legendary Polish band Vader. To watch the video link is as follows:
The new album "Egod” is entirely available for listening on the band's official MySpace profile.
Atlanta based extreme metal band DAATH has set the release date of their new self titled full-length album as Oct. 25th. The disc was co-produced by Mark Lewis (Trivium, Devildriver) and Eyal Levi (guitars). A new DAATH track, “Indestructible Overdose,” is now available to listen to below:
Los Angeles hardcore act Terror recently released the new album "Keepers Of The Faith," and will now kick off a European headlining run as part of this year’s edition of the Hell On Earth Tour. The trek also features acts like Every Time I Die, All Shall Perish, The Acacia Strain, and others and starts this Friday, September 17th, 2010. The dates are as follows:
17.09. Jena – F-Haus (Germany)
18.09. Köln – Essigfabrik (Germany)
19.09. Reading – Sub 89 (Great Britain)
20.09. Norwich – Waterfront (UK)
21.09. Newport – Six Feet Under (UK)
22.09. Plymouth – White Rabbit (UK)
23.09. Manchester – Moho Live (UK)
24.09. Sheffield – Corporation (UK)
25.09. London – Islington O2 Academy (UK)
26.09. Antwerpen – Hof Ter Lo (Belgium)
27.09. Paris – Glazart (France)
28.09. Dordrecht – Bibelot (Belgium)
29.09. Frankfurt a.M. – Batschkapp (Germany)
30.09. Klagenfurt – Volxhaus (Austria)
01.10. München – Werk (Germany)
02.10. Pinarella Di Cervia (Ravenna) – Rock Planet (Italy)
03.10. Solothurn – Kofmehl (Switzerland)
04.10. Hannover – Faust (Germany)
05.10. Gothenburg – Musikens Hus (Sweden)
06.10. Münster – Sputnikhalle (Germany)
07.10. Hamburg – Markthalle (Germany)
08.10. Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
09.10. Schweinfurt – Alter Stadtbahnhof (Germany)
10.10. Zaandam – De Kade (Netherlands)
11.10. Lindau – Club Vaudeville (Germany)
12.10. Stuttgart – LKA (Germany)
13.10. Wien – Arena (Austria)
14.10. Prague – Abaton (Czech Republic)
15.10. Leipzig – Werk (Germany)
16.10. Berlin – SO 36 (Germany)
Shadows Fall has issued the following brief update about appearing on Fuel TV's "Daily Habit" show tonight: "Make sure you tune into Fuel TV's Daily Habit show tonight at 9pm EST to catch us on the show. It airs again at 12 am EST so you can't miss it. Check your local listings for channel info." You can find information on the show at this location.
Kill Again Records has issued the following announcement about The Force releasing a new album:
"The Paraguayans maniacs from The Force was revealed the title, cover and track list of the band's second album. The successor of Possessed by Metal album will be called Nations Under Attack and will have 8 unreleased tracks. The band continues making a great and incredible Speed Thrash Metal with lethal touches of NWOBHM, resulting in a pure, genuine and overwhelming Metal album. A real must for lovers of this style. The current line - up of the group are: Mike Martinez (vocals / guitar), Charles Cavallo (Guitar), Juan Barrios (bass) and Luis Almada (drums).
"Release for Nations Under Attack is planned for later this year on Kill Again Records. To listen The Longest Day, which will be on the album, go to this location."
The "Nations Under Attack" track list is as follows:
1. The Barracks
2. Nations Under Attack
4. The Longest Day
5. Metal Neckbreaking
7. Fight Till The End
8. Stamped of a Thousand Stallions
Batillus has solidified their upcoming tour with Kowloon Walled City for this month. Here are the latest tour dates:
Sat 9/18 NYC – Cake Shop w/ Riff Cannon (early show, doors 5pm)
Sun 9/19 Boston, MA – Great Scott w/ Disappearer, Riff Cannon
Mon 9/20 Providence, RI – AS220 w/ Tongue Dynasty, Witch King
Tue 9/21 Baltimore, MD – Hexagon w/ Oak, Salome, Akris
Wed 9/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks w/ Drought, Ancient Shores
Thu 9/23 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light w/ New Brutalism
Fri 9/24 Atlanta, GA – Eyedrum – Forward to the Apocalypse Fest (w/ Thou, Man Will Destroy Himself, more)
Sat 9/25 New Orleans, LA – Koenji House (2608 Magazine @ 3rd) w/ Thou
Sun 9/26 Baton Rouge, LA – Rachel Haus w/ Thou
Mon 9/27 Birmingham, AL – Magic City Wholesale w/ Black Hole Kids
Tue 9/28 Raleigh, NC – DIVEbar Raleigh w/ Machete! (free!)
Wed 9/29 Chapel Hill, NC – The Reservoir w/ Machete! (free!)
Thu 9/30 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter w/ Lord By Fire
Fri 10/1 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie w/ Fight Amp, Ladder Devils (7:30 pm)
Sat 10/2 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron w/ Liturgy
British death metallers Ignominious Incarceration, who are currently working on the follow-up to their 2009 debut album "Of Winter Born," were recently forced to cancel much of their European tour after the band's tour van crashed. The band was driving through France on the way back to the UK, when the van carrying members of both Ignominious Incarceration and label mates And Hell Followed With was involved in a crash on the motorway. There were no serious injuries, though members were left with broken bones, cuts, and bruises.
Almost a month on from the crash, Ignominious Incarceration bassist Chris Ball discusses the band's recovery and progress on the new album:
"After nearly a month after our crash, we're all doing well - we're using this time to finish writing, spend time with our family and friends and get a butt-load of gaming in, haha! My knee still can't bend that much but it shouldn't take long for it to get back to normal and Sam's foot is returning to its normal self!
"In terms of recording and writing, we've pretty much finished writing the album and it's sounding massive! This one will blow 'Of Winter Born' out of the water, so everyone needs to hold onto their hats for it as we are sure it will not disappoint. We should be hitting the studio soon and we are definitely aching to show everyone what we've done! More...
Finland's Amorphis has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Radio Rock Cruise in February, 2011:
"Amorphis will perform on the Radio Rock Cruise on M/S Baltic Princess between Helsinki and Tallinn on February 12-13, 2011. Other bands aboard include Mokoma and Apulanta. Tickets are now available from this location."
The upcoming Amorphis tour dates are as follows: More...
Avenged Sevenfold has issued the following update about changing venues for the band's upcoming Barcelona show:
"Due to overwhelming demand, Avenged Sevenfold in Barcelona is being moved to the Sant Jordi Club and more tickets are being made available. If you didn’t get your tickets the first time, do not wait, tickets will not last. First come, first served. The show will still take place on October 20 and tickets purchased for Razzmatazz will be honored for the new venue.
"Get your tickets here or by calling 902 15 00 25 and via the usual sales outlets of the Ticketmaster network. Ticket price is 27 Euros (booking fees not included). Remember that the new venue has no age restrictions."
Sweden's Daemonicus has posted a live video clip of the band performing the song "Dechristianization," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"We've posted a clip of us performing the song Dechristianization in Sundsvall, Sweden. We had the opportunity to open up for Syn:drom at their release party for 'with flesh unbound.' More clips to come."
Gama Bomb has issued the following open letter to U2 manager Paul McGuinness about his recent article on the music industry:
"U2’s manager Paul McGuinness’ recent article (‘How to save the music industry’ for GQ) is well-reasoned, well-informed and commendable in its aims – though it’s crazily short-sighted. It falls at the last hurdle when envisioning future solutions to the problems file sharing causes for the music industry, and is filled with logical blind-spots on the current state of the business. He’s got the numbers right, but the headspace is all wrong.
"To his credit Mr McGuinness is here wading into an argument that, as he notes, often involves untold abuse for those willing to stick their oar in. Furthermore, it’s one that doesn’t affect his untouchably profitable bread-and-butter, U2. So who am I to gainsay him?
"Last year my band Gama Bomb released their third album free of cost as a download with the permission of our record company, Earache Records. This, to my knowledge, makes us the first signed band ever to do so. We took this step because we personally consume music in this way and were aware our previous albums were largely being consumed as shared files. To release another CD in the traditional way seemed futile. More...
Montreal based technical death metallers Derelict have announced the addition of bassist James McCallum to their lineup. "We’re excited to have James with us," says Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet, "he’s a skilled player and is adding his own flavor to the Unspoken Words songs. We’re anxious for the fans to hear what he can do." Below is a video of McCallum performing Polarized from the Unspoken Words album, currently available in stores across Canada and via Relapse Records in the US.
Derelict is currently working on the follow-up to 2009’s "Unspoken Words." "We have six songs completed, and several more awaiting finishing touches," states Burnet. "The writing is totally comfortable as we know exactly what we’re going for. We’re focusing on bringing out the best and most successful parts of our style as well as exploring some new territory."
The Gates Of Slumber has posted another music video online using clips of old movies, this time for the track "The Bringer of War." You can check out the video clip below.
Atlanta's Withered has checked in with the following announcement about hosting a heavy metal BBQ listening party for "Dualitas," the band's new album:
"Listening party & heavy metal BBQ - Sept. 26! Withered is hosting a listening party for our new album, Dualitas. Instead of the traditional record release show, we decided to host a heavy metal BBQ!
- Free admission
- Free food (while it lasts)
- Whole roasted pig
- Burgers (beef & veggie)
- Hot dogs
- Chips, condiments, & other shit
- FREE BEER (while it lasts)
- Album preorders w/ autographed booklet courtesy of Criminal Records
- Extreme metal blasted all day
- Listen to DUALITAS in its entirety
"@ The Masquerade - starts at 5PM See all you crazy bastards there!"
Italy's Eldritch has announced an appearance at the 2011 edition of the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta. The festival is set to take place from September 14th - 17th, 2011, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
While Heaven Wept
Norway's Dødheimsgard has issued the following brief update about streaming various songs online from the band's back catalog of albums while the group gears up for upcoming news:
"While you sit and fester for more news, we have taken the time to upload some of the tracks from our various previous releases. Let us know which tracks you would like us to upload here and we'll see if we can oblige! Enjoy."
The songs can be heard through the Dødheimsgard MySpace profile.
U.K. based Gothic black metal act Immortal Empire has issued the following update about recording new material:
"All of the music has been recorded for the new album - just a few minor additions to be made. As usual a couple of tracks have been scrapped due to time and cost but the whole CD will be about 40-45 min. (7 tracks). Vocals will be recorded over the xmas period due to funds. All OK so far."
You can check out Immortal Empire's music at this location.
Spain's Northland has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled Swiss show:
"Our show in Switzerland is canceled Northlanders... due to logistic problems outside the band, we have been forced to suspend the gig! We are so sad about it, but we are sure to visit the little country soon! :P Thank you dudes!"
Sample Northland songs are also currently available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.
Contraband Candy has posted their first interview from Norway's Hole In The Sky 2010 Festival, with none other than Obituary. The interview also contains footage from their set. Here's what Contraband Candy had to say about it:
Propping up the bar in Bergen's famous Garage venue, we bumped into Trevor Peres and Ralph Santolla of Death Metal legends Obituary! Dragging them outside for a few minutes, we got the guys to chat about the new man in the line-up and what happened to Frank, the coming band anniversary and their plans, porn star names and embarrassing places to wake up after a night on the lash.
Kamelot has uploaded a couple of medleys for the latest album, "Poetry for the Poisoned," which is in stores now. Check the songs out at the band's MySpace page.
As previously reported, Kamelot was forced to cancel their North American tour due to singer Roy Khan's illness.