Metal News for September 19, 2010
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30 news articles posted on this day.
A new video clip has been uploaded to YouTube featuring Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine discussing his new autobiography "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir." "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" was released on August 3, 2010 through It Books Publishing.
You can view the short clip below:
Grammy nominated modern metal act Slipknot has posted performance footage of the song "Psychosocial" via the Roadrunner Records website. The footage comes off the the band's forthcoming live concert DVD "(sic)nesses" which is set for release on September 28, 2010.
You can view the "Psychosocial" clip below:
Los Angeles, California metalcore outfit In This Moment has revealed the dates to it's forthcoming North American tour with nu-metal act Nonpoint. The tour runs throughout the month of December and a single Canadian date in Toronto.
In This Moment North American tour dates:
12/01 – Toronto, ON - The Opera House
December 2 – Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
December 3 – New York, NY - Santos Party House
December 4 – Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
December 5 – Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
December 7 – Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
December 8 – Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
December 10 – Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans Music Hall
December 11 – Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Montreal progressive metal act Eclipse Prophecy has posted song samples from it's forthcoming demo to it's official myspace page. The four song EP, titled "Through the Strom," is planned for release in April, 2011. You can listen to the song samples at this location.
"Through the Storm" EP tracklisting:
1. Through The Storm
2. Under Shadow's Veil
3. Warlords Of Legend
Maryland blackened death metal outfit Aurora Borealis has uploaded a new studio webisode documenting the recording of drums for it's forthcoming studio album. The as-yet-untitled album is being produced by the band's guitarist/vocalist Ron Vento.
You can view the video below:
Memorian has announced it's signing with Pulverised Records. The signing comes in time for the act, formed by Greek guitarist Ilias Papadakis, to release it's fourth studio album "Evolution" which is due for release in the first half of 2011. "Evolution" features full album contributions from Ralph Santolla, Steve DiGiorgio and Gene Hoglan.
You can find out more about Memorian at this location.
"Evolution" recording lineup:
Ilias Papadakis - Guitar
Gene Hoglan - Drums
Chris Valagao - Vocals
Steve Digiorgio - Bass
Ralph Santolla - Guitar
X Japan founding member and lead composer Yoshiki has posted a video update discussing the band's first ever North American tour. You can view the short video clip below:
X JAPAN's North American tour dates:
Sep. 25 - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sep. 28 - Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Oct. 01 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Oct. 03 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC Canada
Oct. 06 - Riviera, Chicago, IL
Oct. 07 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct. 10 - Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
Massachusetts modern metallers Shadows Fall has revaled the tracklisting for it's forthcoming live concert DVD. The DVD, titled "Madness In Manila: Shadows Fall Live In The Philippines 2009," is set to be released on October 26, 2010 through Everblack Industries/Ferret Music. Footage for the DVD was captured on April 30, 2009 at the Pulp Summer Slam in Manila, Philippines.
"Madness In Manila: Shadows Fall Live In The Philippines 2009" tracklisting:
1. The Light That Blinds
3. Failure Of The Devout
4. Crushing Belial
5. Burning The Lives
6. A Public Execution
7. Casting Shade
8. Destroyer Of Senses
9. What Drives The Weak
10. The Power of I and I
11. Enlightened By The Cold
12. Thoughts Without Words
13. Inspiration On Demand
15. The Great Collapse
Brazilian power metal act Angra has uploaded it's entire new album "Aqua" to it's official myspace page. "Aqua" will be released in Europe on September 29 and in the U.S. on October 12 via SPV/Steamhammer.
You can check out "Aqua" in it's entirety at this location.
1. Viderunt Te Aquæ
2. Arising Thunder
3. Awake From Darkness
4. Lease Of Life
5. The Rage Of The Waters
6. Spirit Of The Air
8. Monster In Her Eyes
9. Weakness Of A Man
Swedish black metal outfit Marduk has announced it's participation in the forthcoming 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The annual extreme music festival is set to take place May 27th to 29th, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore.
Maryland Deathfest 2011 confirmed line-up:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
Reformed thrash act Indestructible Noise Command has posted it's new music video online. The video, for the song "God Loves Violence," comes off the band's new album, "Bleed The Line."
You can view the video below:
Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero have posted its first studio webisode online. The band are once again working with producer Julius "Juice" Butty at both Jukasa Studios and Silo Recording Studio to record it's third full length album.
You can view the video below:
Canadian hardcore heavyweights Cancer Bats has revealed the dates for it's upcoming tour of the United States. Other acts scheduled to appear on the tour include The Chariot and Stray From The Path.
Cancer Bats U.S. tour dates:
11/30 – Edinboro, PA - The Hangout
12/01 – Pittsburgh, PA - The Altar Bar
12/02 – Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
12/03 – Garden City, NY - Ethical Center
12/04 – Vineland, NJ - Hangar 84
12/05 – West Chester, PA - The Note
12/06 – Virginia Beach, VA - Club Relevant
12/07 – Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
12/08 – Corbin, KY - Technology Center
12/09 – East Ridge, TN - The Warehouse
Exodus are one of the heaviest thrash metal bands to emerge out of the Bay Area Scene in the 80’s. Most of the bands that were the frontrunners of that era have all but faded away. Only the very best like: Slayer, Megadeth, Testament, Anthrax, Death Angel, and last but not least, Exodus have survived. With many lineup changes, including three different vocalists, one might worry about Exodus’s future. Lead singer, Rob Dukes was introduced in 2005 after the departure of Souza to create “Shovel Headed Kill Machine.” Now with three more studio albums under the belt, it seems that Exodus’s lineup is as strong as ever. I sat down with Rob Dukes before the concert at Reggies Rock House in Chicago. I followed up with some questions with Gary Holt immediately thereafter. More...
Portugal's Factory of Dreams has issued the following statement about seeking fan created music videos:
"Who wants to make a fan video for Factory of Dreams' next Single? Are you into Youtube? Have a talent for video editing? Enjoy Factory of Dreams' music? If you're interested, drop us a line with your youtube profile. Here's ours. Here's a very simple example created by a fan."
Recently formed Swedish metal act Days of Anger is currently streaming two new songs online. The newly uploaded tracks "Fuck That" and "One Way Ticket (Down to Hell)" can be heard via the official Days of Anger MySpace profile.
Secrets of the Moon has revealed the track listing for the band's upcoming release "Seven Bells." The track listing is as follows:
1. Seven bells
2. Blood into wine
4. Stillborn icon
6. The three beggars (satans church)
Benevolent recently issued an update from their final week in the studio:
"All great here! Just got back from Sarj's Studio and have officially finished tracking all lead guitars for the EP. I had to do the 2 solos for the song "Purgatory", one's a bit shreddy and atonal, but the other solo is pretty at ease and melodic! Feels great to have the solos done!
"So the next step is 1 more session to track vocals for one more track and to track bass for that same track and THAT'S IT!!!!! Then will come mixing, mastering, rehearsing, album design and such!
"Oh!! And Bader Nana is putting together the artwork for the album and it's looking awesome so far...it's a conceptual idea and takes a piece from all the songs in the album into perspective...we're really psyched!!!!!!!"
You can stream the song "Haunting Shores" below, from their new album:
Caliban has posted a new episode of the "Caliban TV" series online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Finally our newest Caliban TV episode is online! It's split in three parts and it's about our summer festivals! First part online now! Wacken, With Full Force, Mini Rock, Bor-Rock, Rock The Lake and Area4 Festival! Enjoy!"
Germany's Dawn of Destiny has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:
"New DOD Drummer! After our friendly separation from Boris we can proudly announce our new drummer Matt Bauer! The former Scanner and Everflow drummer is going to push the band further. Together we will begin a new chapter of Dawn Of Destiny!"
You can also catch Dawn of Destiny live on the following dates:
11/12 2010 Starclub 99 Lübeck, Schleswig, GERMANY
11/20 2010 JZ Mühle Duisburg, NRW, GERMANY
12/4 2010 Metal For Mercy Witten, NRW, GERMANY
Litsa Olsson conducted an interview with David Ellefson when Megadeth played the WaMu Theater in Seattle, Washington on Sepember 3rd during "American Carnage" tour. David talks about his return to Megadeth, making albums in today's market, the anniversary of "Rust In Peace," his passion for music, and more. You can check out the video clip below.
Musician's Friend recently conducted an interview Gus G, who discussed his influences, schooling, landing the Ozzy gig, and his affinity for Blackstar Amps. The video clip can be viewed below.
Swedish death metal band Nominon has issued the following recap of the band's appearance at the Kill Town Death Festival:
"Thanks to Daniel and the whole KTDF TEAM for putting together such a great underground Death Metal festival in Copenhagen. You made us all feel very welcome and your support and hospitality through out the weekend were awesome.
"We certainly had a killer time, met a lot of old friends and made a few new ones. Thanks also to Steken, Hanna, Aron Maiden and Martin for helping us with the merch shit when we just didn't care, appreciated."
Russian black metal act Theosophy has issued the following brief announcement about recording drums for an upcoming album: "Theosophy in the studio! Theosophy has recorded drums for new full length album. Adv has recorded all 10 tracks of a CD. Album track-list we will publish later." You can also listen to sample Theosophy songs available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.
Ohio based metal act Inside We Die has posted a new message via the band's MySpace page that the group is considering a name change and is seeking input from fans. You can check out the band's music, as well as message them about the name change, via the official Inside We Die MySpace profile.
New Zealand's Just One Fix has issued the following update about The Metal Bar releasing a compilation album:
"That's right, The Metal Bar (vocalist Riccardo Ball's all-metal show on Juice TV) is releasing it's very own album, including 38 brutal tracks scattered over two discs from acts all around the world such as Slipknot, Trivium, Machine Head, Cavalera Conspiracy, Megadeth, Cradle of Filth, Soulfly, Mastodon, Korn, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, DevilDriver, Heaven and Hell, Opeth, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Murderdolls, Hatebreed, Divine Heresy, Mutiny Within, Taking Dawn, Subtract, In Dread Response, Just One Fix, Fear Factory, 3 Inches of Blood and heaps, heaps more.
"When the Knife Comes Down, our first single from new album 'Blood Horizon' which was nominated 'Best Metal Video' for the Juice Awards 2010, will be featured on the album! Support the metal - pick up your copy September 27!"
Sorrows Path has issued the following update about releasing a new music video on September 22nd:
"The NEW official video clip from the upcoming Sorrows Path album ('The Rough Path of Nihilism,' Rock it Up Records, 2010) will be out on Wednesday, September 22! The video is for the song 'Empty Eyes & Blackened Hearts' and was directed by Achilles Villiotis! Don’t miss that! Doom rules eternally…"
In the mean time you can check out samples of the band's music via this location.
Finland's Teräsbetoni has issued the following announcement about appearing on two of the upcoming "Sakara Tour" shows:
"Teräsbetoni will join 'Sakara Tour 2010' for the gigs in Tampere and Oulu in November. The tour features bands Mokoma, Stam1na, Rytmihäiriö and FM2000 from the label Sakara Records, and covers the biggest clubs in Finland."
The upcoming Teräsbetoni tour dates are as follows:
10/15 2010 True As Steel Festival Zurich, CH
11/4 2010 Viking Isabella Turku, FI, FINLAND
11/18 2010 Sakara Tour 2010, Klubi & Pakkahuone Tampere, FI, FINLAND
11/20 2010 Sakara Tour 2010, Club Teatria Oulu, FI, FINLAND
12/10 2010 Virgin Oil Helsinki, FI, FINLAND
12/11 2010 Everton Viiala, Akaa, FINLAND
With the departure of Astriaal's live session bass player Cameron Grant to fulfil his fulltime commitments with Psycroptic, the band has announced that Dan Marsden (Infinitum/ex-Psychrist) has accepted the invitation to join Astriaal on bass duties. Dan has relocated to Brisbane, and will be a permanent addition to the band.
The band states: "We in ASTRIAAL greatly look forward to having Dan join the fold as rehearsals are already sounding intense. Being a longtime friend to all of us and harnessing masterful bass playing abilities, we see the future very foreboding indeed."
On the departure of Cameron, they further commented: "We in ASTRIAAL send a special thanks to Cameron for his commitment and brilliant live performances with us throughout 2010. A great bass player and a top bloke...legend!"
The band also has a new interview with Rave Magazine posted online here.
With the recent announcement that Quiet Riot are to return this year with a new vocalist in tow, it seemed as good a time as any to take a look at the band, and how they broke a major barrier for the genre of heavy metal. The band made a name for themselves in the 1980s but were actually formed by guitarist Randy Rhoads in 1973 under the name Mach 1. The group used this moniker for a short while, before changing it to Little Women until they made the wise choice to change their name once again, this time to the label we know them today, Quiet Riot. While the name may sound like a way to stick in people's minds, it actually has a fairly humourous origin. While the band were talking with Rick Parfitt of the legendary British rock band Status Quo, Parfitt mentioned he'd like to name a band "Quite Right," but owing to his English accent, the band members mistakingly believed he said, "Quiet Riot" and settled on the moniker.
The band slugged it out in their native Los Angeles with their new name for two years before eventually landing a deal with Sony. Strangely though, the deal only entitled the band's albums to be released in Japan. They released their self-titled first album the same year, which featured covers of songs by the likes of Dave Clark Five and The Small Faces. A second album, simply named, "Quiet Riot II" followed in 1978, but the band parted ways with bass player Kelly Garni soon after, with future Ozzy Osbourne, Dio and Whitesnake bassist Rudy Sarzo replacing him. The next year would see another lineup change for the group, when founding guitarist Rhoads left for what proved to be a critically acclaimed, though ultimately tragic stint as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist. Quiet Riot soldiered on for a while, but eventually changed their name to DuBrow, after the band's vocalist, and went through a number of lineup changes. More...