Metal News for September 19, 2011
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After wrapping up their fall dates on The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, Avenged Sevenfold will hit the road for their own headlining "Buried Alive" tour, which launches in Ft. Meyers, Florida, on November 23rd. Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, and Black Veil Brides are also on the bill. Ticket prices range from $35-45 including special family four pack offers in particular markets.
VIP bundles will be available for all tour dates on September 20th. For more information, visit AvengedSevenfold.com. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, September 23rd, except for shows in Minneapolis and Yakima, WA, which go on sale Saturday, September 24th.
The tour takes its name from "Buried Alive," the fourth single from the Huntington Beach, CA, band's gold album "Nightmare." All three previous singles from "Nightmare" - the title track, "Welcome to the Family," and "So Far Away" - have peaked at No. 1 on the Active Rock chart. Released worldwide in July 2010, "Nightmare" earned Avenged Sevenfold its highest-ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it bowed at No. 1 and topped Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock, and Digital charts. The title track was the most played song at Media Base Active Rock for 2010.
Here are the latest Avenged Sevenfold "Buried Alive" tour dates:
11/23 - Ft. Meyers, FL @ Germain Arena
12/25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
11/26 - Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena
11/28 - Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center
11/29 - Pikeville, KY @ East Kentucky Expo Center
11/30 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial
12/02 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center (without Hollywood Undead)
12/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center (on sale 9/24)
12/06 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
12/07 - Duluth, MN @ Amsoil Arena
12/09 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
12/10 - Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
12/12 - Billings, MT @ Metra Park Arena
12/13 - Missoula, MT @ Adams Center
12/14 - Yakima, WA @ Sun Dome (on sale 9/24)
Italian progressive metal band Soul Secret announced that the band has completed work on the sophomore LP "Closer To Daylight." The album will be released by Galileo Records, but no release date has been scheduled. "Closer To Daylight" is the follow up to the band's first album "Flowing Portraits" released in 2008. The album was produced by Markus Teske and the artwork was created by Alexandra V. Bach (see below).
"Closer To Daylight" track listing:
3. River's Edge (Feat. Marco Browse (James LaBrie))
4. The Shelter
5. Pillars Of Sand
6. October 1917
7. Behind The Curtain
Nightfall has posted footage online of the band's performance at the Sonisphere festival, which can be viewed below. Nightfall also commented:
"Hi folks! Today we have some long-awaited footage of our show from the main stage of the Sonisphere festival in Athens! The Criterion, from Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants!"
Warmachine had previously posted a rehearsal video teasing fans about the addition of a new drummer. The band has now issued the following official announcement about bringing Dave Langguth into the fold:
"We are very proud and excited to announce the addition of Dave Langguth (Nelly Furtado, Rik Emmett, Gilby Clark) as Warmachine's new drummer!
"Dave is one of the best drummers in the industry. His incredible talent and ability behind the kit speaks for itself. We are honoured to welcome him to the family.
"Dave will make his live debut with the band this coming Friday, Sept. 23rd at The Rockpile (5555 Dundas St. West) in Toronto, ON."
Russian "beer folk" act Troll Bends Fir is currently streaming tracks online from the band's recently released full-length album "Brothers in Drinks." You can check out music from the release by heading over to the Troll Bends Fir MySpace or Facebook pages.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Brothers In Drinks
3. Beer Mantra
4. Ass-shaking dance
7. Ave, Celia!
8. Catch a Salmon!
9. Little Mug Of Dark Ale
10. Trolls Rise
11. Humppa Is My Neighbour (feat. Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani)
Textures and GuitarWorld.com are teaming up today to bring an exclusive full album stream of the band’s upcoming full-length album, "Dualism," out on Nuclear Blast in the U.S. on September 27th, 2011. The exclusive also features a special video introduction recently filmed at the Guitar World studios in New York City. Head over to this location to check out the album stream.
"Dualism" will also be released on September 23rd in Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia. The album was recorded at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam with Textures guitarist & producer Jochem Jacobs.
Textures is currently on a North American tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and The Contortionist. Remaining “Frak The Gods” tour dates are:
09-20-2011 The New Parish Oakland, CA
09-21-2011 Branx Portland, OR
09-22-2011 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
09-23-2011 The Venue Boise, ID
09-24-2011 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
09-25-2011 The Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
09-27-2011 Fubar St. Louis, MO
09-28-2011 The Bluestone Columbus, OH
09-29-2011 Mojoe’s Joliet, IL
09-30-2011 Rave Bar Milwaukee, WI
10-01-2011 MXTP Grand Rapids, MI
10-02-2011 Wreck Room Toronto, ON - CANADA
10-03-2011 La Tulipe Montreal, QC - CANADA
10-05-2011 The Palladium Worcester, MA
10-06-2011 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
10-07-2011 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
10-08-2011 Kingdom Richmond, VA
Mystic Prophecy is currently streaming the title track online from the band's upcoming album "Ravenlord." You can listen to the song in the player below. "Ravenlord" is set for release on November 25th, 2011.
Cipher System has posted behind-the-scenes footage of the video shoot for the soon to be released "Communicate The Storms" music video clip. You can check out the footage below. The "Communicate the Storms" album was released in Europe on September 9th and is set to drop in North America on October 11th, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Netherlands based heavy metal group Lord Volture has finished recording the forthcoming album "Never Cry Wolf," which will contain 11 tracks. The production was entrusted to Yuma van Eekelen (Pestilence) and Bart Hennephof (Textures) from Final Focus Studio.
Among the tracks is a guest performance by vocalist Sean Peck from U.S. power metal crusaders Cage. The cover artwork was handled by artist Bas Wijers and can be viewed below. "Never Cry Wolf" is scheduled for November 11th, 2011.
French act Early Seasons has posted a music video online for the song "Surrender," which is taken from the band's upcoming "And The World Stops" EP. Check out the clip below, or you can also pick up "And The World Stops" when it sees release on October 24th, 2011.
Cristian Mustaine of Blood Thirsty Demons has issued the following update about the band recruiting a new bassist and drummer:
"Hi everybody! Two years ago I wrote an announcement about the momentary split of the band and I promised that I would have continued my project alone. Subsequently, My Kingdom Music released the reissue of 'Let The War Begin' and the new album 'Misanthropy' and some have been surprised because they thought that I was ended, or maybe they hoped that! But this has not happened and I have to thank all the people that sustained me, My Kingdom Music and who helped me to find two new musicians that make part of the band officially today!
"Yes, as I promised you, after two years of very hard search for two musicians with true passion for music to play with me in Blood Thirsty Demons, I finally introduce you the new bass player MIK GAWEN and the new drummer ERIK KROISOS.
"These two musicians have been working with me for a few weeks, with the purpose to prepare as soon as possible a number of songs to bring Blood Thirsty Demons to play concerts again. I can also tell you that the next album is to a good point, already seven songs have been written and recorded by me in the precedent months. At the moment I will continue alone the incisions to conclude the new record, while Mik and Erik will give me help to prepare the live shows as they are already doing excellently."
Helstar had previously recruited a stand-in bassist for Jerry Abarca, who took a leave of absence. The band has now issued the following announcement about Jerry's return and gearing up to write a new album:
"Helstar is excited to report that our long-time bassist and brother, Jerry Abarca, will officially return to the stage this week! His first show with us will be this Saturday, September 24th at The Rail Club in Forth Worth, Texas. Jerry will finish out our last two shows of the year in Chicago and Houston in October. The band will then take a break from playing live in order to concentrate on writing new material for our next album.
"Jerry has been seeing specialists for his stomach-related illness and now has his condition under control through medication. Doctors have permitted him to proceed with normal physical activities, although he must still be cautious not to over-exert himself.
"Once again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our fans for the support and well wishes for Jerry's recovery. Your kind words and heartfelt messages mean a great deal to the band, Jerry and the Abarca family."
Metal Sucks is hosting an exclusive premiere of 3’s latest single "React." The track is taken from 3’s new album "The Ghost You Gave to Me," which will be released October 11th via Metal Blade Records. Head over to Metal Sucks and get a first listen to "React" here.
The album was recorded at Applehead Studios (Coheed and Cambria, Morningwood, Straylight Run) in Woodstock, NY and the track listing is as follows:
1. Sirenum Scopuli
4. High Times
6. One With the Sun
7. The Ghost You Gave to Me
10. It's Alive
11. Only Child
12. The Barrier
One Without split with drummer Oscar Nilsson this summer, and the band has now issued the following announcement about recruiting a replacement:
"Great news friends! We are extremely happy to announce that we have found a new drummer! His name is Håkan 'H-Can' Strind. He has previously played in the metal band Ironware' and is also a member in the rock band Debbie Ray. Ironware released the album 'Break Out' in 2003 world wide through 'Limb Music,' and 'Debbie Ray' released the album 'Artificial Misery' in 2009.
"There have been a lot of changes in the drummer position in the past months, but we can honestly say that H-Can is here to stay. We felt right from the start that he was the missing piece of the OW puzzle, and we haven't felt this good about getting a new member since we found Joni (bass) about a year ago. We have now come full circle and are more than ever ready to conquer the world."
H-Can also commented on joining the band: "I want to thank the gang in One Without for welcoming me into their family. This is going to be awesome and I am very excited to be a part of this band. I feel that we strive towards the same goals and that we will have a lot of fun times ahead of us. Cheers everyone!!!"
Footage has been posted online of Sri Lankan act Unholy Sermon performing in Gampaha, which can be found below. The band performed the original tracks "Bleed For The Gods Of War," "Demonic Call To Play," along with the Behemoth cover "Ov Fire And The Void" and the Immortal cover "Damned In Black."
Anticosm has checked in with the following announcement about finishing work on the new "The Wreckoning" release:
"With many cases of beer, burnt roaches, and hours of playing the same shit over and over now behind us, we are pleased to inform who ever still uses this useless [MySpace] network that we are DONE. The planned release date is 11/1/11 but pre-sale will begin Oct. 28th at our release show in Howell NJ.
"The details for the event can be found on our facebook at this location. We have posted a song from the new release on our profile so go on it and check it out. Comments and critique is always welcome."
Black/thrashers Necrodeath are set to release their new album "Idiosyncrasy" on Scarlet Records. This new effort consists of one single 40 minute long track. Drummer Peso has once again written the majority of the music, this time with a big help from guitarist Pier Gonella, whose importance within the band's dynamics is constantly increasing. Singer Flegias and Peso are co-authors of the lyrical concept, inspired by the eternal conflict between good and evil and the struggle towards reaching interior peace against all odds.
"Idiosyncrasy" was recorded at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy and Music Art Studios in Rapallo, Italy and mixed by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre). The artwork, inspired by Quentin Tarantino's classic movie "Reservoir Dogs," has been made by Nerve Design (Nile, Threshold, Vision Divine, Bulldozer). Leif Jensen (Dew-Scented) is credited as a special guest on vocals. A trailer for the album is available below.
California's Sunset Nation has issued the following announcement entering the studio to record a new album:
"Heavy Metal history has been made! Thank you to everyone who came out last night, lost their voices and supported the future of heavy metal... A special thank you to the world famous 'Wrecking Crew' for doing what they do, better than anyone else... Thank you to Brain Dead, Ampora, Slaying Serenity and Fractaline for sharing their talent and metal with the world. Thank you to the All Star Jammers who tore the house down and worked their asses off to entertain the hungry metal community... You all sounded great.
"Sunset Nation will NOT be returning to the stage until next year. After 4 years of releasing demos, Sunset Nation is finally taking time off of playing live to record their highly anticipated debut album.
"Our first order of business when we return next year is to do a west coast tour to support the new album. Sunset Nation has officially chosen the band we will be touring with. We have chosen a 'Band From Hell' that we feel will be a great asset in helping us bring real metal back to the masses..."
Chilean act Procession is currently working on new material for an upcoming second full-length album, and the band has posted a teaser clip online. Check out the clip below.
Swedish act Infernal has issued the following update about delays in recording new material:
"Hello again... I/we apologize for the total lack of updates on this site, but here's a short one and what to expect from the nearest future. Due to personal problems, among them a pending jail sentence, the music has had to take the backseat.
"As well, financial problems have prevented us from even booking studio time etc, but this shall change. As for now, I, David, am recording and playing as much as possible, but have to use my home studio for the coming new 5 track demo 'Hellhymns.' This except for the drums.
"Whatever this will bring, I don't know as record companies are not to trust, and we refuse being fucked over another time (this mostly meaning me - David - from my experiences with earlier bands and projects.) Anyway as for now, here's a demo version of 'Descent To Hell,' not the whole track but exactly the half. Check the music section."
Demonical has checked in with the following announcement about the upcoming "Eastern Death Infernal" tour alongside Volturyon and Slytract:
"The dates for the 'Eastern Death Infernal tour 2011' have been revealed. We are thrilled to finally tour those territories and spread our Swedish Death Metal Darkness for fans & followers throughout Eastern Europe."
26.10 2011 LAT - Riga- Melna Piektdiena *
27.10 2011 LIT - Vilnius - Propaganda Club *
28.10 2011 POL - tba
29.10 2011 POL - Warsaw - Progresja
30.10 2011 POL - Bielsko Biala - Rude Boy Club
31.10 2011 SK - Nitra - Club Naozzay
02.11 2011 ROM - Cluj-Napoca - Euphoria Music Hall
03.11 2011 ROM - Bucharest - Club Fabrica
04.11 2011 ROM - Sibiu - Bohemian Flow
05.11 2011 HUN - Pecs - Zion Club
07.11 2011 HUN - Budapest - Rocktogon
08.11 2011 SK - Bratislava - Randal Club **
09.11 2011 CZE - Brno - Brooklyn
10.11 2011 GER - Leipzig - Metal Schuppen
11.11 2011 GER - Berlin - Hof 23 (Stromgitarrenfest)
12.11 2011 GER - Lohne/Märschendorf - Stillbruch
13.11 2011 DEN - Copenhagen - The Rock
* without SLYTRACT
** with VOMITORY + PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT
Singapore death metal act Oshiego has checked in with the following brief announcement about streaming songs from the band's new album "Woe to the Conquered:"
"Hey guys we just uploaded 3 of the songs from the album. If you haven't gotten the album go check out the songs by clicking on the band profile button. Thrash and destroy!"
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Blood Omen
2. In Death, My Dominion
3. Vae Victus
4. The Absolut
5. The Abyss
6. Decapitating the Sarafan
7. The Scion ov Balance
8. Into the Grave
Lethal Saint recently appeared on a compilation album titled "Heavy Metal Hell - A Tribute to Metalucifer," providing a cover of "Heavy Metal Drill." The cover track is now available for streaming online in the clip below.
Dead Shape Figure has posted a new song online titled "Leave Your Buildings," which is available in the clip below. The band also commented on the track:
"We have uploaded a new song online! it's called 'Leave Your Buildings' and it's the track number 3 from the upcoming MCD 'Deville Ride'. The lyrics for this song got it's origin from Bucharest, Romania, one of the most impressive cities we've toured this far. This is a tribute to learning from history, to people becoming strong through their own actions, to all things purifying&renewing. Stuff for the next olympics, right?"
Dead Shape Figure also provided a Type O Negative cover track for Metalunderground.com's digital tribute to Peter Steele, with full details on the album available at this location.
Arizona thrashers Hemoptysis have made a trailer for their newest video available online, which can be viewed below. The video is for the track "M.O.D.," taken from the "Misanthropic Slaughter" album, and was shot earlier this month in an abandoned warehouse in Vail, AZ. Production and direction came courtesy of Sean Sinerius and Robert Jaime at Big Shot Studios, who previously worked with Hemoptysis on the "Shadow of Death" video. The band plans to release the video this fall.
In other news, the band has announced the following live dates:
Wednesday, October 5th at Chasers in Scottsdale, AZ.
Saturday, November 12th at Boomers in Las Vegas, NV
A Band of Orcs has posted the song "Wyrd of the Winter Wolf" online for streaming, which was included with the pre-sale edition of the band's recently released gaming miniatures.
You can check out the song in the player below, or find the demo's cover artwork at this location.
AOL Music is currently streaming the soon-to-be-unleashed "Where Distant Spirits Remain" debut from Scottish duo Falloch. Set for release in North America via Candlelight Records on September 27th, the record was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) and offers up six tracks of atmospheric, post-black metal with lyrical themes based around sorrow, nature, and longing.
Commented Falloch’s Andy Marshall: “In 2010 we got together and decided that we wanted to create an album that conveyed atmosphere and emotion with a Scottish/Celtic vibe influenced by a variety of musical styles. We feel that we’ve succeeded in what we set out to do and we’re both very happy with the amazing feedback we’ve received over the past few months. We hope that you enjoy the album and get as ‘lost’ in the sounds as we did when we were creating it.”
Check out "Where Distant Spirits Remain" in its entirety by heading over to this location. Falloch was also recently covered in an article about the the shoegaze wave of black metal, which can be found here.
The track listing is as follows:
1. We Are Gathering Dust
2. Beyond Embers & The Earth
4. Where We Believe
5. The Carrying Light
6. To Walk Amongst
Gothic metal band Autumn posted the title track from its new LP "Cold Comfort" (see below). The new LP is due out November 7, 2011 (EU) and November 8, 2011 (North America) via Metal Blade Records.
Track listing for "Cold Comfort":
1. The Scarecrow
2. Cold Comfort
3. Black Stars in a Blue Sky
6. End of Sorrow
8. Truth Be Told (Exhale)
9. The Venamoured
Singapore grind champions Wormrot will be releasing a new digital EP through Scion A/V tomorrow, September 20th. For grindcore fans that can't wait that long, Metalunderground.com now has an exclusive premiere of the "Scion A/V Presents: WORMROT-NOISE" EP's opening track "Loathsome Delusions," which can be streamed or downloaded as an MP3 in the widget below.
The track listing for the "Noise" EP is as follows:
1. Loathsome Delusions
2. False Assumptions
3. Outburst of Annoyance
4. Breed to Breed
5. Perpetual Extingtion
You can also check out a video clip of Wormrot playing "Breed to Breed" by heading over to this location.
Beginning today, Decibelmagazine.com is streaming Glrior Belli's upcoming new full-length, "The Great Southern Darkness," in its entirety. The stream will run for one week (September 19th - September 26th) before it's official North American release through Metal Blade Records on September 27th, 2011.
Check the record out in full by heading over to this location. "The Great Southern Darkness" track listing is as follows:
1. Dark Gnosis
2. Secret Ride To Rebellion
3. They Call Me Black Devil
4. Negative Incarnate
5. Bring Down The Cosmic Scheme
6. The Great Southern Darkness
7. The Foolhardy Venturer
8. Per Nox Regna
9. The Science Of Shifting
10. Chaos Manifested
11. Horns In My Pathway
Italian thrash band Devastator posted a new music video for the song "Non C'è Niente Da Ridere" ("It's Not Funny") from the forthcoming LP "La Musica Fa Schifo" ("The Music Sucks") due out on October 29, 2011.
Track list for "La Musica Fa Schifo":
1. La Musica Fa Schifo
3. Ho Sbagliato Tutto
5. Sfilata Di Moda
6. Non C'è Niente Da Ridere
7. Coscienza A Posto Minorenne
8. Shock Alfabetico
9. La Mafia è Una Montagna Di Merda
10. Calma Dignità E Classe
11. Bono Fai Vomitare
12. La Bella Musica
13. Se Mi Paghi Ti Avveleno
14. Sono Un Terrorista
15. X Falsor
16. Meglio L'eroina
Australia's Gospel of the Horns has checked in with the following announcement about entering the recording studio in early 2012:
"Gospel of the Horns will be touring Europe from june till August 2012. For band bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
"The band shall be finally entering the studio after the new year to begin recording the forthcoming MLP!!!! You've been warned..."
In the mean time, you can check out the band's music by heading over to the Gospel of Horns MySpace profile.
German power/speed metal band Athorn posted a video introducing its new bass player Björn Spier, who played guitar for German metal band Storykeeper. The band is currently writing a follow up to the 2010 release "Phobia," reviewed here.
Animetal-USA, a metal super-group comprised of Obsession vocalist Mike Vescera (Obsession, Ex-Loudness, Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, MVP), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, Quiet Riot), drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest) and guitarist Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri) will release its debut self-titled LP in Japan on October 12, 2011.
Animetal-USA is a concept similar to Powerglove. The band will cover theme songs from Japanese anime series. The original Animetal was a Japanese band fronted by Anthem singer Eizo Sakamoto, but split up in 2006.
"Animetal-USA" track listing:
1. Uchuusenkan Yamato
2. Gatchaman No Uta
3. Mazinger Medley
4. Makafushigi Adventure!
5. Zankokuna Tenshino Thesis
6. Aiwo Torimodose!!
7. Ganbare Dokaben
8. Pegasus Fantasy
9. Yuke Tigermask
10. Kinnikuman Go Fight!
11. Yukeyuke Hyuma
New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle announced today on its Facebook Page that it is launching a webcomic called "Nautical Nonsense." The announcement comes on the "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" (and no, we are not joking). No details on a date for the launch was mentioned.
The brief announcement reads: "We're excited to finally announce that we're launching our own WEB COMIC entitled "NAUTICAL NONSENSE"! We're going to blast the living shit out of SO many people."
UK extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth posted audio snippets from the forthcoming EP "Evermore Darkly..." The EP is scheduled for release on October 18, 2011 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Evermore Darkly…" will feature brand new song, “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” a remix of “Forgive Me Father,” courtesy of Rob C. from Anthrax, an extended rendition of “Lilith Immaculate,” as well as demo versions of three "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" songs. The CD closes with a special sneak peak into Cradle Of Filth’s impending orchestral project, as a rework of “Summer Dying Fast.” In addition, included is a DVD with footage from the summer of 2011.
Austrailian power metal band Dragonsclaw posted a new music video for the song "Defenders Of The Skies" and trailer for debut LP "Prophecy." No specific date for the LP has been announced as the band is currently seeking a label.
Check out the video here:
Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. This week we take a look at the metal scene in London, one of the most famous cities in the world.
Formed in 2006, Mutant has been performing their take on classic thrash metal, which they refer to as speed death, for five years now. They have been able to build up an ever growing fan base in that time, leading to shows with such other acts as Municipal Waste and performing at the Bloodstock, Damnation and Hammerfest festivals amongst others. Early this year they proved to the whole country why they’re one of the best bands going in the British underground, when they were voted the Best Unsigned Band of 2010 by readers of Terrorizer magazine.
Mutant - "The Rauncher"
Dutch power metal band Martyr announced that the forthcoming LP "Circle Of 8" will be released on November 8, 2011 in North America via Metal Blade Records. The album marks the first full length release from the band since "Darkness At Time's Edge" in 1985 and the band's first release since the comeback EP "Fear" in 2009. The artwork for the release can be seen below.
Track list for "Circle of 8":
3. Art of Deception
4. Circle of 8
5. All Warriors Blood
6. The Uninvited
7. Insensible Scream
8. Scene of Hell
10. Justified Killing
12. Speed of Samurai