Metal News for September 16, 2010
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45 news articles posted on this day.
Los Angeles, California hardcore act Terror have posted the video for its new single, "Stick Tight," online. "Stick Tight" is included on the band's forthcoming studio album "Keepers of The Faith" which is set for release on September 14, 2010 through Century Media Records.
You can view the video below:
British progressive rock act Porcupine Tree have posted a B-Side video clip from its recent "Anesthetize" DVD release. The video features the song "Prodigal," which does not appear on the DVD. "Anesthetize" was filmed over two nights in Tilburg, The Netherlands on the 15th and 16th of October 2008.
You can view the video below:
German/Norwegian power metallers Leaves' Eyes have announced the following headline dates to take place as a result of the cancellation of its tour with Kamelot. Support on the tour will come from Blackguard.
Confirmed Leaves' Eyes tour dates:
September 18 – Montreal, QC - Club Soda
September 19 – Toronto, ON - Opera House
September 20 – Detroit, MI - Blondie’s
September 21 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
The band previously 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!"
Legendary German metal act Accept have announced plans to stream its October 19, 2010 performance in Los Angeles, California online. The concert, taking place at Los Angeles' famed Key Club, will be the first for the band to take place in the city in over 15 years.
The stream will be taking place at this location, on the day of the performance.
Experimental Montreal post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor has announced the dates for its upcoming tour of North America, the first for the act in many years. The tour, which includes one Canadian date, kicks off on February 16, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada and ends in Detroit, Michigan on March 29th. The tour also includes double dates in both San Francisco and Chicago.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor tour dates:
February 16 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
February 17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
February 18 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
February 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
February 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
February 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box at the Henry Fonda
March 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Masonic Temple
March 17 – New York, NY @ Church of St. Paul the Apostle
March 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
March 20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
March 22 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
March 24 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
March 26 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
March 27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
March 29 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Cancer Bats have posted the second episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.
You can view the video below:
Bakersfield, California nu-metallers Korn have revealed the dates for its upcoming tour of Australia, opening for legendary hard rock icons Guns N' Roses. Alongside the tour dates with Guns N' Roses, Korn Will also be headlining their own series of shows in the country.
Korn & Guns N' Roses dates:
December 1 – Townsville, QLD - Reid Park
December 4 – Sydney, NSW - Sydney Olympic Park
December 7 – Adelaide, SA - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Korn headlining dates:
December 3 – Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
December 4 – Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
December 5 – Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
Munnin of one man black metal act Ravenhelm, who previously announced the end of the band, has now checked in with the following statement about the history of the project:
"I have made a lot of mistakes with the process of creating the music for Ravenhelm. From ripping the heads off of people who literally told me to stop raping my instruments audio jack, becoming enemies with crooked domestic indie labels, slander, never promoting this shit music and being two faced in some regards, and rushing music recording for the sake of releasing music are just among the plethora of reasons. Hell, being that Ravenhelm may not of been my ‘first’ musical endeavor is not exactly the a reason for me to release sup-bar badly executed music with no flow. Do I wish to take back my past mistakes? Yes, in a way I do. However, if I never experienced this faulty run...how was I ever to expect to evolve from this shit storm of mediocrity?
"Am I stating that I came off as an elitist piece of shit because I am so ‘underground’? Yes, I did very much so. Am I here to ‘apologize’ for it? FUCK NO. In the bitter end of Ravenhelm, I created ‘music’ or whatever you want to call this shit for the sake of loving to write music. I am no ‘uber talented virtuoso of music and guitar’ or what have you. I simply created music because I like to. Many people have had many of years more experience than I do, in which is obvious of the individuals that surround me and my little ‘circle’. I also can't say that I practiced as much as I should, spending more time wiping the floor of scrubs in Halo or decapitating zombie hordes seemed to take center stage, hooked up the studio amp and roared away more of my time and interest. Why not? Sometimes a good video game was more than enough for the time. More...
U.K. black metallers Abalam have issued the following statement about offering a free MP3 of the song "My Curse is Your Curse:"
"To DE CELEBRATE the papal visit to the UK Abalam is most pleased to offer our Brothers and Sisters of Sickness a FREE copy of the 'My Curse is Your Curse' mp3. Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours. We hope that this will whet your venomous appetite whilst awaiting the impending release of 'Thy Eternal Sin.' Ave Satanas."
Axl Rose (Guns N Roses) during his recent tour fired his entire road crew for allowing him to nap during the time he was suppose to go on stage. The tricky part to this is that Rose has strict instructions to not wake him under ANY circumstances. The crew was eventually rehired, but led to this job wanted advertisement...WANTED: Person with telepathic powers and an acute sense of time; need to be able to communicate to another person through their dreams without knowing they are being awakened; NOTE: supervisor unstable… More...
Blood Freak has posted a new, unmastered song from the band's upcoming fourth album. The new "Gobble Up Your Guts Part 3" can be heard at this location. The track listing for the album is as follows:
2. Merchants of Sleaze
3. Sleeping In Hell
4. Pink On The Inside
5. Scared Stiff
6. Slaughterhouse Recollections
8. Sex Trash Princess
9. Paralyzed By The Medusa Spider
10. Death Trip...In The Drug Den Of The Damned
11. We Kill Cause We Care
12. Gobble Up Your Guts! Pt.3
Italy's Extrema has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:
"Extrema have just announced the addition to the band’s official line-up of new bassist Gabri Giovanna (Fuzz Fuzz Machine), who had already replaced former bassist Mattia Bigi during the band’s last summer tour. A statement regarding the next club tour will be made available soon. The new set list will once again revolve around the band’s latest album, ‘Pound For Pound’, but it will also include some extracts from the band’s 1993 classic ‘Tension At The Seams’."
You can also check out Extrema's music via the band's MySpace page.
Video footage of David Ellefson talking about Megadeth's upcoming Jägermeister Music Tour with Slayer and Anthrax can be viewed below. The Jägermeister Fall Music Tour is set to kick off September 24th at Superpages in Dallas, Texas. The 20-date concert trek will be the first time Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax have shared an American stage since the classic 1991 "Clash of the Titans" tour. Watch the video clip with David below.
Hungary based metal act I Divine has issued the following announcement about an upcoming headlining tour:
"Hi there, we proudly announce that we are going to have our first headlining tour soon. It will take place in Ukraine with the following support acts: Sinful (RUS), Draco Hypnalis (CZ) and Duobetic Homunkulus (CZ). See you soon!"
The dates are as follows:
17.09 Uzhgorod - Amphitheater
18.09 Chernovtsy - Cheremosh
19.09 Illichevsk - Golden Lion
20.09 Smela - DK im.Shevchenko
21.09 Kremenchug - Grif
22.09 Kharkov - Zhara
23.09 Donetsk - Detroit
24.09 Dnepropetrovsk - Chaosclub
25.09 Krivoy Rog - Baza
26.09 Vinnitsa - Zarya
At a recent Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock event in San Francisco, Megadeth main man Dave Mustaine was on hand to drop by and give "Sudden Death," his difficult track penned specifically to challenge masters of the game, a go on the plastic guitar hero axe. Video of the event can be viewed below.
This coming Monday, September 20th at 7PM EST, A Day To Remember will be chatting live with fans via Ustream. Once the room is full of 1,000 viewers, a special announcement will also be made. Fans can RSVP for the live chat with A Day To Remember at this location.
A new North American release date for the latest full-length album from Pro-Pain has been set for September 28th, via Regain Records. The new album, entitled "Absolute Power," is the thirteenth studio full-length from the American crossover act. The "Absolute Power" track listing is as follows:
2. Destroy The Enemy
3. Stand My Ground [featuring Schmier from Destruction]
4. Road To Nowhere
6. Hell On Earth
7. Divided We Stand
8. Gone Rogue (I Apologize)
9. Rise Of The Antichrist
10. Hate Coalition
Pennsylvania metallers A Life Once Lost have just added a Phoenixville headlining date to their upcoming shows. The all ages show will take place at the Polish Club on Friday, November 5th. The band is currently in the process of finishing the follow-up to 2007’s "Iron Gag," and hopes to have the album released before 2011. A Life Once Lost's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/15 Lemoyne, PA @ The Championship
10/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa @ CMJ
11/05 Phoenixville, PA @ The Polish Club
Orange Goblin has issued the following brief statement about appearing at the Mammothfest on September 18th, 2010:
"2 more days until Mammothfest! This Saturday 18th September at the Hove Centre, Brighton. Entombed, Orange Goblin, Breed 77, Sylosis, Malefice, Mnemic, Ted Maul, Beholder, Abgott and many many more. Tickets available at this location."
Montreal based metal act Icewind has issued the following update about releasing a new album: "Icewind is proud to announce the release of their second album : Again Came The Storm, which will be available on November 15, 2010. Icewind signed with Canadian label Metalodic Records." In the mean time, you can check out sample Icewind tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Britain’s Cradle Of Filth has posted a new video blog discussing the band's forthcoming album, "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa," which can be viewed below. The new album will hit stores in North America on November 9th, courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records. Dani Filth has stated the album is “without doubt the fastest and most brutal album we’ve created to date. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like ‘Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!'"
Bring Me The Horizon has issued the following announcement about BBC Radio broadcasting a documentary about the band:
"BBC Radio 1 are broadcasting a documentary about BMTH this Monday 20th Sept at 9pm UK time. The documentary tells the story of Bring me the Horizon’s rise to international stardom, from humble beginnings in the satellite towns of Sheffield, through tours around the UK and US, to recording their 3 albums and beyond. To listen to the documentary from the UK, simply tune your radio to 97.7 – 99.7 FM, or international and UK listeners can hear it online at this location.
"UK listeners will also be able to listen again here and a podcast will be made available. International listeners please be aware that the UK is currently on BST. Use this location to work out what time it will be broadcast in your country."
Alice in Chains has issued the following announcement about uploading an interactive music video for the song "Acid Bubble:"
"Alice In Chains is proud to introduce an interactive music video experience for 'Acid Bubble!' Produced by Spy Films (http://www.spyfilms.com/), director Nick Goso created an interactive space where users manipulate their perspective and experience 360-degree environments. Check it out now at this location."
Avenged Sevenfold has checked in with the following update about changing venues for the band's upcoming Milan tour date:
"Due to overwhelming demand, Avenged Sevenfold in Milan is being moved to the Palasharp 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 21 and tickets purchased for Alcatraz will be honored for the new venue. Get your tickets here."
Awake has issued the following announcement about a special 10th anniversary show:
"Hi there, we have been very busy behind the scenes here and have some very exciting news for you. We are celebrating our 10th year in November and would really like you all to get involved. We have had the most amazing time and have the best of times playing gigs and tours with some top metal bands along the way in the UK @ Europe. In celebration of this we are holding a very special anniversary show. It will be held in our home town of Cambridge where it all began in 2000. Expect a trip down memory lane and then being brought right up to the present time, where you can hear some tracks from our 3rd new album. We are holding it at The Haymakers in Cambridge on Saturday 13th November 2010 with support from The Mariana Hollow. Tickets will be on sale soon at just £4 from our shop
"While your in the shop, you may want to take the chance to grab yourselves the very exclusive and very limited edition 10th anniversary bundles. Once they are gone, they are gone forever! It would mean so much to us to see you all there and help us celebrate this great occasion. Thanks for all the great support you have shown us and heres to the next 10 years! Stay AWAKE."
San Francisco Bay Area thrash act Death Angel has uploaded the tracks “Truce” and “River of Rapture” to the band's Myspace page. The songs comes off Death Angel's latest record, "Relentless Retribution," which is available now in North America. Death Angel will also embark on a North American headlining tour, and will be joined by Lazarus A.D., Early Man, Bonded By Blood, and Hexen. The dates are as follows:
01/30/11 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
01/31/11 The Cabsbah – Charlotte, NC
02/01/11 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
02/02/11 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
02/03/11 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
02/04/11 Club Hell – Providence, RI
02/05/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
02/06/11 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
02/07/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
02/08/11 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
02/09/11 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
02/10/11 Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
02/11/11 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
02/12/11 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
02/13/11 Numbers – Houston, TX (+ D.R.I.)
02/14/11 Emo’s – Austin, TX (+ D.R.I.)
02/15/11 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX (+ D.R.I.)
02/16/11 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
02/18/11 Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ
02/19/11 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
02/20/11 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
02/21/11 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
02/22/11 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
02/23/11 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
02/24/11 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
02/25/11 Lost on Main – Chico, CA
02/26/11 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
A four part video interview has been uploaded of Dimmu Borgir discussing the band's new album. The first clip can be viewed below, and the rest can be found after the jump. Dimmu Borgir commented on the video clips:
"Eternal Terror's Paul Kearns and Roy Kristensen got in touch with Silenoz on several occasions, as well as talking to Gaute Storaas, who has been a major part in the completion of the new album Abrahadbra. Part one deals with the process, how to listen to the album, the drum-sound, the collaboration between Gaute Storaas (composer) and the band, and more. Part two deals with writing the album and touring. Part three deals with the track 'Dimmu Borgir' and the line-ups. Part four deals with the song 'Born Treacherous,' the orchestra, reviews and more."
Sweden's Katatonia has issued the following brief update about lining up Scandinavian tour dates:
"You may have noticed the show announcements for the club show in Linköping, Sweden and for the Ålborg Metal Fest in Denmark and we wanted to make you aware that more Scandinavian shows will be announced soon. We can’t give out any details just yet, but keep an eye out for this as news is soon to come."
The currently announced Katatonia tour dates are as follows:
9/16 2010 Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
9/17 2010 Reggie Rock Club Chicago, Illinois, USA
9/18 2010 Station 4 St Paul, Minnesota, USA
9/21 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington, USA
9/22 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, CA
9/23 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, USA
9/24 2010 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California, USA
9/25 2010 Galaxy Theatre Santa Anna, California, USA
9/26 2010 Whiskey a Go Go West Hollywood, California, USA
9/27 2010 U.B.’s Bar Mesa, Arizona, USA
9/28 2010 Club DV8 Tuscan, Arizona
9/30 2010 Trees Dallas, Texas, USA
10/1 2010 Emo’s Alternative Lounging Austin, Texas, USA
10/2 2010 Meridian Houston, Texas, USA,
10/4 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia, USA
10/5 2010 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky, USA
10/6 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
10/7 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia, USA
11/6 2010 Aalborg Metal Festival Aalborg, Nordjyllan, DENMARK
11/26 2010 Incrível Almadense Lisbon, PORTUGAL
11/27 2010 Hard Club Porto, PORTUGAL
12/2 2010 Platen's Bar Linköping, SWEDEN
12/10 2010 ASB Showgrounds Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
12/12 2010 Arena Joondalup Perth, AUSTRALIA
12/15 2010 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
12/17 2010 Melbourne Showgrounds Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
12/18 2010 Entertainment Quarter, Hordern Pavilion & Surrounds Sydney, AUSTRALIA
12/19 2010 RNA Showgrounds Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
The Burning has posted a new studio video blog online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"We have uploaded the second studio webisode from the recordings of 'Hail the Horde,' out in Europe on October 25 via Massacre Records. This time we follow drummer Alex as he enters Jacob Bredahls (PURIFIED IN BLOOD, THE KANDIDATE) studio to lay down the drum tracks for the album. Check out the second webisode below."
Germany's Krypteria has checked in with the following tour update:
"Despite the band currently being in the recording studio working on their upcoming album, Krypteria's return to the live circuit has been set already:
"Other than two amazing indoor festivals and Krypteria's final headlining show 2010 at one of Germany's coolest clubs, the band will tour alongside DORO for a third time since December of 2009; after all, three time's a charm - Ji-In and the boys are excited about the invitation to close out the year as a special guest to their good friend, The Metal Queen. This is gonna be good, people!!!
"We hope to see you at at least one of those shows."
Here are the tour dates for the final leg of Krypteria's "My Fatal Kiss" Tour 2009/2010:
Oct. 23 Wieze, BEL - Oktoberhallen - Metal Female Voices Fest
Dec. 10 Siegburg, GER - Kubana
Dec. 19 Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik - RoFa X-mas special
Dec. 21 Augsburg, GER - Spectrum
Dec. 22 Esch sur Alzette, LUX
Dec. 23 Pratteln, CH - Rockhal
Dec. 26 Nürnberg, GER - Hirsch
Atlanta, Georgia's Withered has revealed the cover artwork for the band's new album "Dualitas." The artwork can be viewed at this location. The track listing for “Dualitas” is as follows:
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
Guitarist Bart Hennephof of Textures has uploaded a video clip explaining the song "Laments of an Icarus," which is from the band's third album "Silhouettes." The video clip can be viewed below:
Hong Kong doom metal band Hyponic has posted this brief message online:
"HYPONIC is still sincerely and seriously looking for members. Candidate should be available for tour n be away from HK for at least 1 month.."
For more information, visit the band's MySpace page at www.myspace.com/hyponic
Montreal based death metallers NEURAXIS have announced “Asylon” as the title of their sixth studio album and second for Prosthetic Records. The album will be released in North America on February 15th, 2011. “Asylon” was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist).
German folk metallers Neun Welten have issued the following update about contributing a song to an upcoming compilation album:
"Here are the good news and further information of the next release: Our new song 'Pan' will be featured on the very beautiful piece of music and art 'Whom the moon a nightsong sings' together with a lot of other fantastic artists. This compilation will be released on 29th of October 2010 as a 2CD-Digibook and also on vinyl (2LP). But it's possible to pre-order it here (CD) and here (vinyl), or just have a look for further information."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Vàli: Hoestmelankoli
2. Empyrium: The Days Before The Fall
3. Nest: Summer Storm (acoustic)
4. Nebelung: Ich würd es hören
5. October Falls: Viima
6. Ainulindalë: A Year Of Silence
7. Les Discrets: 5 Montee Des Epies
8. Les Discrets: Apres l'Ombre
9. Musk Ox: Solstice
10. Havnatt: Dagen Og Natta
11. Dornenreich: Dem Wind Geboren
12. Vàli: Haredans I Fjellheimen
1. Nhor: Upon The Wind Its Wings Beat Sorrow Into The Stars
2. Ulver: Synen
3. Neun Welten: Pan
4. Tenhi: Kausienranta
5. Bauda: Ocaso (acoustic)
6. Orplid: Stille (Demo)
7. Nucleus Torn: Krähenkönigin III
8. Lönndom: Språnget Ur Ursprunget
9. Syven: How Fare The Gods?
TRIGGERSoul has inked a deal with JAMSYNC MUSIC for release of their debut album "RESTORATION." In 2007, TRIGGERSoul recorded their debut at Smash Hit Studios and had producer Michael Wagener mix the project. The death of lead guitarist Aaron Roe stalled the release of TRIGGERSoul's debut just after signing their very first record deal. Due to Aaron’s death, the band felt it wasn’t the right time to release the project and shortly thereafter disbanded. After careful consideration, the original remaining members have decided to release "RESTORATION." "RESTORATION" is set for release on December 7th and features the original recordings of the tracks "Lost Reality" and "Self Destruct."
The "Restoration" [cover art] tracklisting is as follows:
1. Lost Reality
3. Enemy Lines
5. Self Destruct
7. Wasted Years
8. Step Away
Danish metal act Illnath had previously announced the band was working on a music video for the song "Ravenous Crows." Illnath has now issued the following update about releasing the video tomorrow:
"The new music video 'Ravenous Crows' will be available here at the official Illnath myspace page tomorrow Sep. 17. 2010. The video will be released about 8 PM... A very big 'THANK YOU' goes to Mad Mob Productions for all the great work and trust in the band, and to Stephen and Katrine for doing a super job in front of the camera."
British grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this November, along with Macabre, Immolation and Waking The Cadaver. A message from vocalist Barney Greenway reads as follows:
"Having just returned from a string of dates in Thailand, Australia and Japan, it's a great feeling to know that Napalm is able to get out far and wide. Despite the fact that Napalm has trail-blazed across the world, I still hope next year there will be a few new places that we can set foot in where other bands just don't go. That's still a great source of excitement.
"Back in Europe, we're pleased to be coming back on tour again in November. There are old mates in Macabre and Immolation especially, and so it'll be good to round off the touring for Time Waits.. with a real blowout amongst friends. We'll be turning the setlist on it's head, I think, so expect a few things you haven't heard perhaps from the mists of time. Hopefully we'll know what the fuck we are doing when we come to play all that stuff.
"Which leads us into a new album, which we'll begin to piece together in January next year. Expect even more short, sharp shocks from what Shane and Mitch have told me so far on the music front, and lots of stop-start spontaneity. No finished lyrics as yet - I'm waiting with baited breath on the first nasty-sounding MP3 roughs so I can lock myself away and get going."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
As Virgin Steele has wrapped up recording for their new album, "The Black Light Bacchanalia," and is currently in mixing mode, David DeFeis gives us another weekly studio update. (Read Update #1, Update #2, Update #3 and Update 4.) In it, he also discusses many of the songs on the album. Here's what he has to say about it:
And here it is the final week of preparation for the album...Yes we are in mix mode and the songs are all starting to come alive. But there is still a ton of work to do, as this is one seriously long album. I don't think that I will do such a long Work again. This is quite insane...But anyway...the outcome is quite interesting for me. The epic, Barbaric & Romantic sound that people have come to know from VIRGIN STEELE is certainly in evidence on these tracks, but there is also some new ingredients that showcase another side of the Group. To me this one sounds polished yet very raw. There is a wildness to it, and a kind of recklessness that I enjoy. The drums are very live sounding....kind of like that Zeppelin open kit sound, and the guitars on some of the tracks are 7 string, so coupled with the bass and the various keys, there is a nice thickness all around. I am quite happy with the way several tracks I worked on today are turning out. TO CROWN THEM WITH HALOS & NECROPOLIS have big guitars, frantic drumming, the occasional classical keyboard flourish and raw throaty vocals. It is all very honest, heartfelt passionate music, and if you enjoyed what have done in the past, then I think you will like this one as well. I am trying to achieve the sound I hear in my head, and little by little it is arriving. I honestly wish I had another month to complete this, but I always go through that with every album...so all is normal I suppose...but this one has been a tough birth.
OK, time for wine and passing out....I've been at this for over 15 hours already.
Hail & Cheers to you all. Thanks for listening.
BY THE GODS & GODDESSES,
The Greek melodic metal band FIREWIND, led by young guitar sensation Gus G., has returned with the scathing new studio album "Days of Defiance." The disc is set for an October 25th release worldwide.
The video for the album’s blistering lead-off single, “World On Fire,” can now be viewed exclusively at MetalSucks. The clip was shot by the renowned Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Lacuna Coil).
FIREWIND will celebrate the album’s release with a limited number of special North American headlining shows. The trek, which kicks off on November 4th and runs through November 7th, features Powerglove and The Absence in the support slots.
Gus G. states: “The video for ‘World on Fire’ was shot entirely on green screen and I think this time Patric Ullaeus has outdone himself! The concept is based on the album cover artwork and it's something we're doing for the first time on a video of ours. There's a barbaric vibe to it, lots of fire, metal warriors and even a Valkyrie. We're very pleased with the final result and we believe this is our best video yet. Check it out and let the FIREWIND rage on.
“We are also very happy to announce four special album release shows in North America this fall in support of our new record, Days of Defiance. It's been awhile since FIREWIND played North America, as our last tour was Spring/Summer 2008.
“This is a very special run for us, as it will be the first time we'll play the new songs live. It also might be awhile until we come back for a full North American run, so we REALLY hope to see many of you come out to these shows. We'll be sure to rock you to the ground and that's a promise!”
Here are the FIREWIND headlining shows:
11/4 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/5 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
11/6 The Gramercy – New York, NY
11/7 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, Que
Portuguese death metallers SHADOWSPHERE have issued the following update:
"After four years since Hellbound Heart’s edition, Shadowsphere is back with a renewed line-up and a new album on the way. With the release date set to the first months of 2011 and a name to be revealed soon enough, Shadowsphere are now Ricardo Trincheiras on the guitar, Emídio Ramos on the drums and Nelson Dionísio (a.k.a. Ned) on the bass, thus joining forces with Luís Goulão and Paulo Gonçalves. This is undoubtedly the strongest line-up in the last few years in the personal and composition levels, according to the veterans’ opinion. To get further information go to www.myspace.com/shadowsphereofficial or the band’s official Facebook page or get in touch through the official e-mail email@example.com."
Leaves' Eyes has decided to continue on with a headlining North American tour without Kamelot, who was forced to cancel due to vocalist Roy Khan's illness. Support will come from Blackguard.
Here are the upcoming dates:
Sept. 18 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Sept. 19 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Sept. 20 Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Sept. 21 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Gary Holt, guitarist for thrash legends Exodus, has been announced as one of the guest musicians set to appear on the debut release from AC/DC tribute act AC/DZ. AC/DZ is a bay area AC/DC tribute act formed by Exodus guitarist Steve Souza. The album is also set to feature appearances from Machine Head's Phil Demmel, Testament's Steve Smyth and Rob Cavestany from Death Angel.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada metalcore act Ecliptium has posted tracks from its new EP to the band's official myspace page. The songs "So It Begins," "Lion's Den," and "Bitter Grace" are available for streaming.
You can listen to the new songs at this location.
Halford, the side project from Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, has posted thew video from its new music video for the track "Made Of Metal." The song is to be featured on the band's forthcoming studio album "Halford IV - Made Of Metal" which is set for release on September 28, 2010.
You can view the animated music video below: