Metal News for September 18, 2010
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It’s been too long since Malevolent Creation has graced New Orleans with their awesome presence. So there was, of course, a good turnout when they finally came back. Just before they went out on the March of Brutality Tour with Exodus, Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation went on a short headlining tour in support of their latest creation “Invidious Domain.” The show featured all local support by Demonic Destruction, Machine Made Slave, and Built to Destroy. I was able to interview some of the members of Malevolent Creation. Watch the interview and the grossly hilarious Pit Story. More...
Contraband Candy caught up with Hellish Outcast for an interview at the Hole In The Sky 2010 festival.
Hot news was the recent addition to the line-up of Keep Of Kalessin front man Thebon giving their sound a slicker edge. We found out how this all came about, what the band's immediate plans are and who they'd shag if they had to be gay!
Check out the interview below:
Megadeth has issued the following update about performing at the upcoming Arizona State Fair on November 6th:
"Megadeth is confirmed to headline a one-off show at the Arizona State Fair on November 6, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. Tickets for reserved seating go on sale at 10AM Saturday, September 18. Check the Killing Road for details. The Arizona State Fair is an annual state fair, held at a permanent fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit this location."
Powerman 5000 has announced an upcoming string of fall U.S. tour dates, which kick off on October 22nd. The currently announced shows are as follows:
10/22 2010 Gators Bar & Grill Farmington, NM
10/23 2010 Jake's Lubbock, TX
10/24 2010 Marquee Tulsa, OK
10/26 2010 Brewster St Ice House Corpus Christi, TX
10/27 2010 Smoking Aces Mission, TX
10/28 2010 Emo's Austin, TX
10/30 2010 Scout Bar Houston, TX
10/31 2010 Scout Bar San Antonio, TX
11/1 2010 Headliner's Music Hall Louisville, KY
11/3 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
11/4 2010 Budda's Place Newport News, VA
11/5 2010 Hooligans Jacksonville, NC
11/6 2010 VOLUME 11 Raleigh, NC
11/7 2010 Starland Ballroom Sayerville, NJ
11/9 2010 Club Hell Providence, RI
11/10 2010 Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY
11/11 2010 Rocko's Rock Club Manchester, Nh
11/12 2010 Sonar Baltimore, MD
11/13 2010 Machine Shop Flint, MI
11/14 2010 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
11/16 2010 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
11/17 2010 Cubby Bear Chicago, IL
11/18 2010 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
11/19 2010 THE RAVE Milwaukee, WI
11/20 2010 Spicoli's Waterloo, IA
Solace of Requiem has issued the following update about changing the venue for the band's upcoming show in the Czech Republic:
"A new venue has been found for October 3rd to replace the canceled DEATH FEAST ULTIMATE show. The new venue is Klub Blanice in Prague (Czech Republic). A big thanks to Evil Kell (Diabolic, Pessimist, Resurrection) and Zdenek (Legion) for arranging the show for us. We are all extremely happy to have a show in Czech!"
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/1 2010 Galerie Loyal Kassel, Hessen, GERMANY
10/2 2010 K17 Berlin, GERMANY
10/3 2010 Klub Blanice Praha 4, CZECH REPUBLIC
10/6 2010 The Rambler Eindhoven, Netherlands
10/7 2010 Romien Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS
10/8 2010 OJC Solution Hillegom, NETHERLANDS
10/9 2010 Cafe Wagner Jena, Thüringen, GERMANY
10/12 2010 Astra Stube Hamburg, Germany
10/13 2010 LiveStage Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
10/14 2010 Viper Room Wein, Austria
10/15 2010 Kulturcafé Schlachthaus Dornbirn, Austria
10/16 2010 Iron Eagle Lugau, Sachsen, GERMANY
Sydney, Australia based extreme metal band Mass Burial has officially announced that its debut full length studio album "Eternal War" will be released world wide on October 10th, 2010. The cover artwork for "Eternal War" can be found at this location. You can also check out a sample track from the band's new album via the Mass Burial MySpace profile.
Norway's Zareptha has issued the following announcement about finishing a new album:
"Cheers! We're happy to announce that our record is done and ready. Just the formalities before Zareptha will be streaming four songs here on myspace - and the whole album will be available on iTunes and Spotify. We are currently practicing hard, working on three new songs and playing our live-set over and over and over again. We simply cannot wait to get out there on a scene again and play! That's what we live for.
"If you happen to be in Oslo on November the 13th, get your ass to Hausmania and 'Monsters of Metal 2010.' Zareptha will be playing that night. New songs will probably be uploaded in about a week. Have a nice one!"
Tennessee based religious doom metal act Place of Skulls has announced the band's fourth full-length album will be entitled "As A Dog Returns." In conjunction with the new release, Place of Skulls will embark on a European tour alongside Japanese doom rock trio Eternal Elysium. The tour will run from October 23rd to November 8th and kick off at the fourth annual Hammer Of Doom Fest in Würzburg, Germany. Guitarist/vocalist Victor Griffin commented of the upcoming full-length and run of tour dates:
"The new album is ready to hit and it's a hard one to describe. While it has the heaviness and darkness expected from Place of Skulls, no one song is indicative of the entire record. It really has to be heard and meditated on by the individual listener to judge its merits fairly. But whatever the general consensus is, as always, we've made another album exactly as we wanted to make it delivering a heavy dose of doom reality with a brighter than ever light at the end of the tunnel! We're excited to be kicking off a new European tour with Eternal Elysium supporting," We also have a possible US tour being considered for early 2011, and dates already being confirmed for another European tour in April 2011 including the Roadburn Festival! Thanks to everyone for all their support and Godspeed!"
The upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Metal super group Memorain has announced a new record deal with Pulverised Records. The band formed in 1999 and currently consists of Ilias Papadakis, Gene Hoglan, Steve Digiorgio, Ralph Antolla, and Chris Valagao. Memorain has now completed work on the band's fourth full-length album "Evolution." Guitarist Ilias Papadakis commented on the album:
"I'm really happy with the way things are going! Pulverised Records is the new home of Memorainand I'm sure, that with their experience they will do an amazing job with our new album! In the new album, we have succeeded to combine old school Thrash Metal, with a modern touch. Fast and aggressive, but at the same time, melodic with powerful feelings. I'm sure that 'Evolution' will satisfy the appetite of the diehard fans of Thrash Metal! I can't wait to perform this material live!"
Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin also stated: "We were approached by Ilias some time ago and honestly, there was no way you would not pay attention at all with all the well-respected musicians that have and still continue to make such a strong impact and influence to so many Metal fans worldwide. So after some discussions with Ilias and a really good offer put on the table, the album deal was sealed. We are very excited and definitely looking forward to hear how the new album will sound like. We believe that 'Evolution' will be Memorain's strongest album to date amongst their previous discography!"
German grindcore act Necromorph has issued the following brief announcement about releasing a new album: "We're proud to announce the finish of recording sessions. The title of the forthcoming album is 'Grinding Black Zero.' Release date at the next Winter. Feel the grinding madness!" In the mean time you can check out several Necromorph songs via the band's official MySpace page.
Swedish industrial metal act Zavod has checked in with the following update about finishing a new album:
"Debut album containing 11 songs, photo session, and booklet design. The hard work is over! Our vision is now complete and we long for you to be a part of it. The search for a record deal begins here and now. Thanks to family, friends and fans for the endless support! We need it now more then ever Full steam ahead!"
Tristania has issued the following announcement about recruiting violin player Pete Johansen for the band's upcoming European tour:
"Tristania are delighted to announce that violin virtuoso Pete Johansen will be joining the band on the first half of the upcoming European leg of the Rubicon Tour. After playing on the Rubicon Release Party in Stavanger, Johansen will rejoin the band in London on October 8th for the concert at Camden Underworld, and stay on board until after the Krakow concert on October 15th.
"This wasn’t really planned at all. Pete was supposed to join us for the release party in Stavanger and that was all, but on our first rehearsal together just a few weeks ago everything just clicked. We did actually joke with Pete about him joining us for the tour, and little did we know that only two days after, Pete would offer his incredible talent to us for so many more gigs than planned. We’re all really buzzing about this, and we think our fans will see this as a nice bonus.
"Pete Johansen rejoined forces with Tristania for the Rubicon studio sessions earlier this year and recorded guest violin parts for several of the songs on the album. This was the first collaboration since World of Glass (2001)."
Alice in Chains is currently embarked on the BlackDiamondSkye tour with Mastodon and Deftones. A video clip has been uploaded of Alice In Chains performing the song "Dam That River" on the September 16th Chicago stop of the tour, which can be viewed below.
Amalgama has issued the following update about streaming the band's new EP "Amethyst" online:
"We've been vicious in our teasing these last few months, putting out little bits and pieces of the new EP for you to listen to, but it's finally here in full for your listening enjoyment. Head over to our Myspace player now and the entire 4 track Amethyst EP is up and available for streaming in its entirety. Mastering was completed a few weeks ago by our good friend Steve Goldman at 4 Legs Records (check him out) and they came back absolutely thunderous. When we all cranked the tracks for the first time we were blown away, even more so from the initial killer mixes from our producer Spomer which came back to us. More...
Equimanthorn is set to release the new album "A Fifth Conjuration" in October via Black Montanas/Metalhit. The band commented on the upcoming album:
"Most are bewildered and some have protested concerning the esotericism of Equimanthorn, presuming our extraneous song titles and writings to be no more than mysterious obliquity. While sensible to its creators, our writings have long been misunderstood or simply unintelligible to most. 'A Fifth Conjuration' transcends any mystical balderdash with a decisive and intentional approach: realigning the senses with their most natural state in the nervous system through the aid of sound.
"In this, our Fifth Conjuration, you will engage a journey of the slight and subtle where the senses may become aware of the silence from which sounds emerge and the spaciousness that resides between thought and stillness."
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Great Deluge
2. When Skies Above Were Not Yet Named
3. Kneeling to the Throne of Winter (Confidence and Lust)
4. Nanna's Dreaming (The Endless Night of Crucifixion)
5. Sigillum Sanctum
6. Ra Hoor Khuit
French act Hacride has posted a video clip of drummer Michael Roponus performing the song "To Walk Among Them." The video clip can be viewed below.
U.S. black metal act Haeresiarchs of Dis is currently streaming a new song online. The recently uploaded track "Confounded By The Vanquished Coil" can be heard via the band's MySpace profile. "Confounded By The Vanquished Coil" is a preview song off the band's upcoming 2011 album "In Obsecration of the Seven Darks," which will be release via Moribund Cult Records.
Metal Sanaz conducted separate interviews with Megadeth's David Ellefson in Long Beach, California on August 29th and Sacramento, California on September 1st. David talks about touring the globe this year with Megadeth, the "Big Four" shows this past summer in Europe, the upcoming Jägermeister Music Tour, and more. Both interviews can now be seen in the video clip below.
Omega Lithium has checked in with the following statement about celebrating the one year anniversary of releasing "Dreams in Formaline:"
"Today we celebrate a very special day: It's been a year since the release of a 'Dreams In Formaline.' You've been incredible support, and a great audience. Stay tuned for more news very soon. We are cooking something special for all of you! If you haven't ordered your copy of Dreams in Formaline you still can do it here."
You can also catch Omega Lithium live on the following dates:
10/22 2010 Waerdse Tempel Heerhugowaard, NL
10/23 2010 De Plock Volkel, NETHERLANDS
10/24 2010 Metal Female Voices Fest Wieze, BE
Black metallers Rev 16:8 have announced an upcoming live show in Sweden alongside Keep of Kalessin, Vilefuck, and In Mourning on October 15th. Details of the show can be found at this location. Rev 16:8's upcoming live shows are as follows:
10/15 2010 Sigurdsgatan 25 Västerås, Västmanlan, SWEDEN
11/26 2010 Fabriken Umeå, Västerbott, SWEDEN
Emmure has now been confirmed to play the upcoming TMT metal festival, which takes place from September 24th - 26th, 2010 in Middletown, New York. Emmure will be performing on the 25th. The list of confirmed bands so far includes Mushroomhead, Silent Civilian, Tantric, Steel Kingdom, Uncaged, Diecast, Goatwhore, Suffocation, Otep, Winds of Plague, Carnifex, and more.
Blackguard has now been added to the upcoming Nevermore North American tour after the Kamelot tour fell through. The Nevermore tour also features Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere.
Here are the tour dates: More...
Canadian metallers Warmachine has posted a new song to the band's official myspace page. The song, titled "Moving On," is to be included on the band's forthcoming release "Left For Dead." "Left For Dead" is planned for release before the end of 2010.
You can listen to "Moving On" at this location.
Riverside, California deathcore act Suicide Silence has uploaded a new tour commercial to it's official YouYube site. The video clip ca be viewed below:
Atlanta, Georgia hard rock act Nashville Pussy has announced the dates for it's forthcoming tour of Canada. The band will be hitting the road on October 19, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario and will end their journey in scenic Whistler, British Columbia on November 5th.
October 19 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
October 21 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
October 22 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
October 24 - London, ON - London Music Hal
October 26 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Office
October 27 - Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
October 31 - Calgary, AB - The Republik
November 3 - Victoria, BC - Club 9ONE9
November 4 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
November 5 - Whistler, BC - Garibaldi Lift Co.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross are giving away a free 5 song EP featuring music the team composed for the forthcoming theatrical release, "The Social Network."
"The Social Network" is the film documenting the creation of Facebook and it's founder Mark Zuckerberg. You can download the free 5 song EP at this location.
"The Social Network" EP trackisting:
1. Pieces Form the Whole
2. Eventually We Find Our Way
3. On We March
4. The Gentle Hum of Anxiety
5. Soft Trees Break the Fall
A full "The Social Network" soundtrack is set for release on September 28, 2010 through digital retailers.
"The Social Network" soundtrack tracklisting: More...
A video has been posted online through Slayer's official YouTube channel teasing the deluxe edition box set of the "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD. The box set includes two DVDs, five CDs, a 24-page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a "Big Four" guitar pick.
You can view the video below:
Progressive/psychedelic Norwegian black metal band Enslaved will soon be returning to the western hemisphere as direct support for fellow countrymen Dimmu Borgir. The 32-date “Darkness Reborn World Tour” across the U.S. and Canada launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The tour includes Blood Red Throne and Dawn Of Ashes. Enslaved’s new album, "Axioma Ethica Odini," is scheduled for release in North America on September 28th.
Nuclear Blast caught up with rhythm guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson and bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson to ask a few questions about the upcoming trek: More...
Finnish atmospheric goth metallers The Man-Eating Tree has posted the first part of a video interview with Century Media Records online. The Man-Eating Tree are set to release their debut album "Vine" on September 22, 2010 through Century Media Records.
You can view the video below:
Iconic Texas metal outfit Watchtower have announced plans to reissue it's legendary debut album "Energetic Disassembly." The re-release package is reported to include a revamped ten page booklet including exclusive liner notes and never before seen photos. No release date has been announced.
"Energetic Disassembly" tracklisting:
1. Violent Change
3. Tyrants in Distress
4. Social Fears
5. Energetic Disassembly
6. Argonne Forest
7. Cimmerian Shadows
Legendary Canadian metallers Annihilator have revealed the support acts for it's upcoming headline trek across Europe. The tour kicks off on October 6th, 2010 in Antwerp, Belgium and ends on November 20th, 2010 in London. The tour will be the first for the band in Europe in support of thier self-titled album. U.K thrashers Sworn Amongst and Norwegian extreme metallers Svolk will join them on the trek.
Annihilator European headline tour dates:
Oct. 06 - Antwerp, BEL - Trix
Oct. 07 - Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 - Luxembourg, LUX - Den Atelier
Oct. 10 - Uden, NETH - Pul
Oct. 11 - Frankfurt, GER - Batchkapp
Oct. 12 - Cologne, GER - Stollwerk
Oct. 14 - Berlin, GER - C-Club
Oct. 15 - Hamburg, GER - Knust
Oct. 16 - Copenhagen, DEN - The Rock
Oct. 18 - Oslo, NOR - John Dee
Oct. 19 - Gothenburg, SWE - Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben
Oct. 22 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia
Oct. 23 - Tallinn, EST - Tapper Club
Oct. 24 - Riga, LAT - Black Friday
Oct. 26 - Warsaw, POL - Progresja
Oct. 27 - Krakow, POL - Loch Ness
Oct. 28 - Prague, CZR - Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 - Wörgl, AUT - Komma
Nov. 01 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7
Nov. 02 - Nuremberg, GER - Hirsch
Nov. 03 - Milan, ITA - Live Club
Nov. 05 - Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 - Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 - Bilbao, SPA - Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Nov. 12 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2
Nov. 14 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
Nov. 15 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Nov. 17 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 - Bristol, UK - Academy 2
Nov. 19 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Nov. 20 - London, UK - Islington Academy
Italian folk metallers Elvenking has launched a new interactive website to promote it's forthcoming studio album "Red Silent Tides." "Red Silent Tides" is set for release on September 17, 2010 through AFM Records. "Red Silent Tides" was recorded at Piranha studios in Karsdolf, Germany with producer Dennis Ward
You can access the interactive website at this location.
"Red Silent Tides" track listing:
2. The Last Hour
3. Silence De Mort
4. The Cabal
5. Rune Reader
7. Your Heroes Are Dead
8. Those Days
9. This Nightmare Will Never End
10. What's Left Of Me
11. The Play Of The Leaves
Reformed German heavy metal icons Accept have announced an in-store appearance for the band's forthcoming tour stop in Cleveland, Ohio. Accept will be signing autographs at The Exchange on October 8, 2010 from 6 until 7 P.M.
6271 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130
Cephalic Carnage has posted the second of four video clips online, which was shot while the band was recording their recently released album "Misled By Certainty." The footage was filmed by the band at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO where they recorded "Misled By Certainty" with producer Dave Otero.
You can view the video below:
Allen/Lande, the progressive hard rock supergroup featuring Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen and Masterplan vocalist Jorn Lande, has posted to the trailer to it's forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "The Showdown," is the follow up to 2007's "The Revenge" and is set for release on November 5, 2010 through Italy based Frontiers Records.
You can view the video below:
Los Angeles progressive post-metallers Intronaut have posted the first studio webisode online. The video documents the recording of the forthcoming 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:
Greek extreme metal act Rotting Christ has revealed the dates for it's North American tour in March and April of 2011. Support on the tour will come from Melechesh, Hate, Abigail Williams and Lecherous Nocturne. It is uncertain if previously announced Lightning Swords of Death will appear.
Rotting Christ North American tour dates:
Mar. 09 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Mar. 10 - Championship Bar & Grill - Trenton, NJ
Mar. 11 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
Mar. 12 - Rocko’s - Manchester, NH
Mar. 13 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Mar. 14 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
Mar. 15 - Petite Campus - Montreal, QC - CANADA
Mar. 16 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON - CANADA
Mar. 17 - Blondie’s - Detroit, MI
Mar. 18 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
Mar. 19 - Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Mar. 20 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Mar. 22 - The Republik - Calgary, AB - Canada
Mar. 23 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Canada
Mar. 25 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Mar. 26 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
Mar. 27 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 28 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
Mar. 29 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
Mar. 30 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
Mar. 31 - U.B’s Bar - Mesa, AZ
Apr. 01 - The War Legion Underground - Amarillo, TX
Apr. 02 - The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
Apr. 03 - Rail Club - Ft. Worth, TX
Apr. 04 - Emo’s - Austin, TX
Apr. 05 - Walter’s - Houston, TX
Apr. 07 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
Apr. 08 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Apr. 09 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Apr. 10 - The Casbah - Charlotte, NC
Dutch death metal act Houwitser has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Bestial Atrocity," features eleven new Houwitser tracks and will be released through Sevared Records. No release date has been announced.
Here is the "Bestial Atrocity" tracklisting:
1. Bestial Atrocity
2. Devoured Cunt
3. Conviction Through Torture
4. Sledgehammer Redemption
5. Vision Of Blood
6. Hatred Vindicated
7. Shredded To Pieces
8. Lynch The Cancer
9. The Lingering Death
10. Flayed, Beheaded And Quartered
11. Demolish The Deformed
Finnish atmospheric goth metallers The Man-Eating Tree has posted its first official music video online. The song comes off of the band's debut album "Vine."
You can view the video below:
"Vine" official tracklisting:
1. Lathing A New Man
2. The White Plateau
3. This Longitude Of Sleep
4. King Of July
5. Of Birth For Passing
6. Out Of The Wind
7. Nights In White Satin
8. Tide Shift
9. Instead Of Sand And Stone