Metal News for September 22, 2010
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New Hampshire death metal band Excrecor is currently offering the "Synchronicity" EP as a free MP3 download. All four tracks from the EP can be found at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Parallel Harmonic Synchronicity
4. The Siren
Update: The full album stream period is now over. You can order the album here or from many other online retailers.
New York blackened metal band Black Anvil's brand new album, "Triumvirate," is streaming exclusively on Metalunderground.com in its entirety until the album's North American release next Tuesday, September 28th. The album is available for pre-order now on both CD and gatefold LP. Listen to the album in our player below.
Black Anvil has also announced an exclusive record release show in support of "Triumvirate" on the album’s release date, September 28th, at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York, NY. This show kicks-off a new monthly metal showcase at the Studio at Webster Hall presented by Best Buy, RED Distribution, Revolver Magazine, Scion, and Gibson Guitars. Fans who purchase "Triumvirate" at the Best Buy Union Square location or at BestBuy.com will gain free entrance into that evening’s show. Additional details can be found at this location.
The tracklisting for "Triumvirate" is as follows:
1. What Is Life If Not Now!
3. The Evil of All Roots
4. Ultimate Reality
5. Angels to Dust
6. We Own You
9. Dead and Left
10. With Transparent Blood
BLACK ANVIL will also embark on a four-week fall tour in support of their new album starting this November. BLACK ANVIL will join WATAIN and GOATWHORE for this run that kicks-off on November 6th in Pittsburgh, PA. A listing of confirmed dates and cities can be found below. More...
Sorrows Path has posted a video online for the song "Empty Eyes and Blackened Hearts," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"The new official video from the upcoming Sorrows Path album is out at last! The video is for the song 'Empty Eyes and Blackened Hearts' and was directed by Achilles Villiotis! The song is taken from the album 'The Rough Path of Nihilism' (Release Date: October 29, 2010 via Rock It Up Records)."
Finished recording and beginning mixing their new album, "The Black Light Bacchanalia," Virgin Steele hit a speed bump when they discovered that some tracks were lost due to electric storms. David DeFeis has issued an update about it to Metalunderground.com. (Read Update #1, Update #2, Update #3, Update 4, and Update #5.)
This has been one tense week for us to say the least! Josh & I have worked like Demons from the farthest crypts of Hades, and Vikings on a rampage to complete this album. Due to some freaky electrical malfunctions caused by the various late summer storms we have had here, we lost various tracks from the majority of the songs on the album, including information on drives that were the backups. The Gods & Goddesses of all things involving the Currents of the Earth & Sky are not always kind. Luckily we had enough material from earlier sessions baked up on other drives, to be able to go in and frantically begin work again, re-recording over the past 3 or 4 days about 75-80-% of the album all over again in terms of vocals, guitars and a few stray bits of orchestration. Now after a harrowing week, we are in the home stretch and once again racing to the finish line in our attempt to make our deadline. While we are in for another major league insane day & night...this actually looks possible.
The end result of all this manic activity, is that an already raw and passionate album is even more raw and passionate! Listening back last night, I was reminded of the untamed fury and pure unadulterated energy of albums like Led Zeppelin 2, or the early Van Halen albums. Not that Virgin Steele sounds like that per say, but that spontaneity... that abandon, is captured here. If Zeppelin came back today as a Barbaric-Romantic Metal band...and were releasing there first album, they might have made an album like we are making now. It sounds like a debut album in many ways...It is very honest and overflowing with exuberance. It is heavy when it needs to be, atmospheric on occasion, Epic in all directions, violent, tender, proud and ultimately...defiant...
I want to express my Thanks to my Friend and bandmate Josh Block for his dedication, determination, and for hanging in there with me, not only playing wicked guitar on the record, but also contributing his exceptional engineering skills throughout the recording & mixing process. I also wish to thank our good Friend and long time recording engineer Ed Warrin for his tireless assistance, keen ears, great wit, and Noble skills in helping to bring this album to a proper close.
I also wish to send out A Royal Thanks and a Round Of Drinks to: our drummer Frank Gilchriest who contributed amazing drum performances even while suffering from a severely injured ankle. He is the new and indestructible Keith Moon, and he shall remain...Invictus. And: Thanks & Cheers to Edward (Van Dorian) Pursino for his passionate guitar work ,and positive vibes throughout these past several months of traveling and recording.
We hope that you will all enjoy the fruits of our Summer Of Madness....
BY THE BLACK SUN & MOON,
Slipknot has posted a second teaser video online for the upcoming DVD "(sic)nesses," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"Here is the second teaser clip from Slipknot's new DVD (sic)nesses which hits stores everywhere on September 28th! If you can't wait til the 28th then come see it live in movie theaters tonight only! Visit this location for a list of theaters that it is playing in and while you are there you can enter to win an Ibanez Mick Thomson MTM2 Signature Guitar!"
Canada's Black Moor has issued the following announcement about writing a new album:
"Greetings shitbaggers! It comes with great pride that I can tell you all that we are chaining ourselves into the basement and writing our next album! For real this time too! Not even half bullshits! We will be unleashing more liquidgasmic heavy metal into all your holes, so clear out them cobwebs cause we likes em wet! Get salivating, I know we are!
"Also check out the next show on space network starting September 29th! its called Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and it is going to feature our music and that of other artists on the Diminished Fifth Records label, those bands being The Orchids Curse and Gallactus! Tune in and don't fucking dare pull out! That's it for now cockswingers!"
Avenged Sevenfold has issued the following announcement about changing venues for the band's upcoming Munich show:
"Due to overwhelming demand, the Avenged Sevenfold show in Munich, Germany is being moved to TONHALLE 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 23 and tickets purchased for Theatre Fabrik will be honored for the new venue. Go to this location for tickets."
Metallica has issued the following update about contributing a cover track of the Kinks song "You Really Got Me" to a compilation album:
"About a year ago, we had the honor of playing with Ray Davies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert in New York . . . it was the first time we had ever met Ray and was definitely one of the highlights of our night. Fast forward a few months to the tuning room before the show in Oslo on April 14 and there we were recording with Ray! How cool is that?
"Turns out that Ray has been planning to put out a record of collaborations on classic Kinks songs with a wide variety of today's musicians and low and behold we were actually asked to be included in this stellar group spanning many genres and styles. The result is coming to your favorite place to purchase music around the world on November 1, 2010. Titled 'See My Friends,' our version of 'You Really Got Me' appears on disc, or in bits and bites, along side of Ray with Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne, Alex Chilton, Spoon, Frank Black, Billy Corgan and many others. We had a blast hanging out with a real legend and hope you dig it. For more info, go here."
Sweden's Diabolical has issued the following brief announcement about lining up a run of European tour dates with Urn and Interment:
"Diabolical will tour Europe together with Urn and Interment, 24.11.-05.12.2010. The tour will cover including gigs in Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and Czech Republic. Dates TBA very soon."
The venues and dates will be announced as they are made available.
Lamb of God has posted the following message online:
"Due to circumstances outside of the band’s control, Lamb of God will not be able to perform in Monterrey on October 6th, 2010. While the band was anxiously looking forward to play for their fans in Monterrey, the promoter Rock Amerika did not fulfill their obligations in regards to the band’s fee, travel, or production logistics. Therefore, the band did not feel the show would be presented in a professional way for the band’s performance or for their fans. The band apologizes to all of the people that purchased tickets to the show and promises to return in the future to play. The show in Mexico City on October 5th will go on as scheduled. "
Finntroll vocalist Vreth has started a new project entitled The Iniquity Descent. The band is currently streaming a medley of unmixed samples of new material, which can be heard via The Inquity Descent's new MySpace profile. Additional details on the band's new material will be announced as they are made available. The band also commented:
"Sneak-Preview Online! Uploaded three samples from the upcoming release. These versions are still almost untouched, the real mixing sessions will start in late October. The first release will contain four songs, although eleven songs have been recorded already! Check out this page for more info about the process and everything else concerning The Iniquity Descent."
Cradle of Filth is currently streaming a preview of another new song online from the band's upcoming album "Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa." The new track "The Cult of Venus Aversa" can be heard via the audio player on the album's new mini-site here. "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" will be released in the U.K. on November 1st and in the U.S. on November 9th.
Florida's Seven Kingdoms has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Miles Neff:
"Seven Kingdoms has parted ways with bassist Miles Neff. It was a mutual agreement on behalf of everyone for the benefit of the band. Miles will be working in his other various projects so be sure to check them out!
"As one royalty steps down, an open throne remains. We would like to welcome new bassist of Seven Kingdoms, Aaron Sluss, to take a seat! Aaron has already shown a drive to perform exceptionally and make the band better as a whole. We are very happy to have him on board and think many good things will come from this decision."
"I've been good friends with the members of Seven Kingdoms for some time now, as well as a fan of the music," Aaron says, "so when Camden asked me to come on board as their new bassist I didn't hesitate. There is a lot of musical talent in this band and I'm very much looking forward working with them on the upcoming Blind Guardian tour and in the time beyond."
Italian alternative metal act Destrage will release the new album "The King Is Fat'N'Old" via Coroner Records. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Ettore Rigotti at The Metal House Studio (Disarmonia Mundi, Slowmotion Apocalypse, Stigma, etc...) the new full-length will be available in digipak format and digital download on October 4th, 2010. The track listing is as follows:
1. Double Yeah
2. Twice The Price
3. Jade's Place
4. Neverending Mary
5. Back Door Epoque
6. Smell You Later Fishy Bitch
7. Collateral Pleasure
8. Home Made Chili Delicious Italian Beef
9. Tip Of The Day
10. Panda Vs Koala
Virginia's epic doom metal unit While Heaven Wept has put the finishing touches on the band's upcoming live album "Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence - Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival." On the live release coming together, front man Tom Phillips states: "The performance features an equal balance of material from all of our albums, and features a good amount of improvisation ala Rainbow circa 1976, making this a very special release indeed." The band has also uploaded the song "Of Empires Forlorn" via the While Heaven Wept MySpace page.
A CD/DVD 2 disc set of "Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence..." will be released via Cruz Del Sur Music on November 8th, 2010 in a quantity of 3000 copies. This set will contain the following material:
1. Vast Oceans Lachrymose
2. The Furthest Shore (Parts 1-3)
4. The Drowning Years
5. Of Empires Forlorn
7. Thus With A Kiss I Die More...
Armored Saint will be playing at The Avalon in Santa Clara, CA on Saturday, October 16th. To make this event even more special, Armored Sinat will be doing a signing at the venue from 7:30pm until 8:15pm. Fans can bring their Armored Saint albums and memorabilia for the band to sign.
Joey Vera adds: "We know we said that our Los Angeles show in May was going to be our only show this year, but some things changed with John Bush’s availability so we decided to play a show for our Bay Area brothers and sisters. Come on out!"
The details are as follows:
October 16th, 2010
The Avalon Nightclub
777 Lawrence Expy
Santa Clara, CA 95051
TesseracT is currently offering up a free track from the band's upcoming EP "Concealing Fate." The track, "iv – Perfection," can be downloaded in exchange for fans who like/retweet news on the band via Facebook or Twitter. Head to the this location to download the new song. The "Concealing Fate" EP is set for release on October 12th, 2010 and the track listing is as follows:
1. i - Acceptance
2. ii - Deception
3. iii - The Impossible
4. iv - Perfection
5. v - Epiphany
6. vi – Origin
The Black Mass Ritual III festival will take place in Helsinki, Finland from September 30th - October 2nd, 2010. The lineup is as follows:
DAY I - Thu 30.9
Sadistic Intent (US)
Craven Idol (Uk)
Neutron Hammer (Fin)
DAY II - Fri 1.10
Nirvana 2002 (Swe)
Grave Miasma (Uk)
Hooded Menace (Fin)
Stench of Decay (Fin) More...
Canadian act Cancer Bats has announced the following upcoming fall U.S. and Canadian tour dates, with more dates to be announced:
Canadian dates with The Chariot:
11/19 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog
11/20 Kitchener, ON @ Club Wax
11/21 London, ON @ The Music Hall
11/22 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
11/23 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club
11/24 Peterborough, ON @ The Legendary Red Dog
11/25 Barrie, ON @ The Mansion
11/26 Brantford, ON @ Jackhammer’s Night Club
11/27 Mississauga, ON @ Millcreek Restaurant/Sports Bar
U.S. dates with The Chariot & Stray From The Path:
11/30 Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout
12/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ 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
Mose Giganticus has announced a number of U.S. tour dates in support of the band's Relapse debut "Gift Horse." The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows, with more expected to be released soon:
9/23 2010 5th STREET PUB Parkersburg, WV
9/24 2010 The Hideaway w/ Black Tusk Johnson City, TN
9/25 2010 Poison Lawn Knoxville, tn
9/28 2010 The Milestone Charlotte, NC
9/30 2010 R3mix3d Clemson, SC
10/2 2010 Spickens House Columbia, SC
10/4 2010 The 529 Atlanta, GA
10/6 2010 Sluggo's Pensacola, FL
10/7 2010 Thirsty Hippo Hattiesburg, MS
10/10 2010 The Broken Neck Austin, Texas
10/13 2010 1919 Hemphill Fort Worth, Texas
10/17 2010 The Booby Trap Topeka, KS
10/18 2010 Clawfoot House Lincoln, Nebraska
10/21 2010 FooBar Too Nashville, TN
10/23 2010 JJ's Bohemia Chattanooga, TN
10/24 2010 Spring Street Fire House Birmingham, Alabama
10/25 2010 Big Baby House Tuscaloosa, AL
10/26 2010 Eclipse Coffee & Books Montevallo, AL
10/29 2010 The FEST 9 Gainesville, FL
11/7 2010 The Pony Pen Savannah, GA
11/19 2010 Secret Art Space Bethlehem, PA
Evile guitarist Ol Drake has made an instructional video that teaches viewers how to play the "Infected Nations" track "Time No More." The video clip can be viewed below.
Dead Shape Figure has announced the track listing for the new album "The Disease of St. Vitus" will be as follows:
1. Suicide Continental
3. Face On The Nails
4. Felix Culpa
6. Madonna Of Seven Sorrows
9. Cities Of The Plain
You can also check out a new promotional video clip about the upcoming album below. More...
Imagika vocalist Norman Skinner has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band:
"After 6 years, 4 albums, festivals, tours & countless shows today I announce that I am officially leaving Imagika. This decision was not made lightly and has been a constant thought throughout this last year. I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea as I have no animosity towards any of the members of Imagika. They are and will continue to be my very good friends. My decision to leave is purely one of musical direction differences and an overall career choice.
"I feel that I have contributed and done all I can within the band but my heart is no longer in it. I have finished all commitments and obligations to the group in regards to our last release and think I would be doing the band and the Imagika fans an injustice by half-heartedly continuing the writing process for a new album. I will be making the Imagika show on October 16th, with Armored Saint my farewell performance with the group. I am sure it will be a very bittersweet event for me as my chapter with Imagika closes and a new one opens.
"I was a fan before joining Imagika and I will be a fan once again. It is now time for a new vocalist to rise up and carry the Imagika torch. To my fans, thank you for the years of support and stay tuned… I will continue to sing and am excited to see what opportunities await me next on my musical journey. Any interested bands and..or musicians can contact me at this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org."
Megadeth hits the road again this week for the 20 city U.S. Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, featuring 1991's original American "Clash of the Titans" lineup of Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax. You can check out a new video below from Dave Mustaine as he talks about what you can expect from the band on the tour.
New York's Sun Kills Yesterday has issued the following announcement about seeking a new bass player and releasing a new CD:
"Hey guys! We really need a bassist! And soon! If you play bass and would like to try out hit me up on facebook at this location. Spread the word! Oh yeah, CD comes out this Saturday 9.25! Be prepared."
You can also check out the band's music via the Sun Kills Yesterday MySpace profile.
Sweden's Darkwater has issued the following update about appearing at the upcoming ProgPower Russia festival:
"We're proud to announce that we've been confirmed for ProgPower Russia! October 16th - Moscow, Russia and October 17th - St. Petersburg, Russia Links to event pages on Last fm are here and here. We're really thrilled about this, and hope to see many of you there!"
U.K. black metallers Winterfylleth have announced they will be appearing at the upcoming Roadburn Festival in Holland on April 14th, 2011. The promo poster for the appearance can be viewed at this location. You can also check out the band's music via the Winterfylleth MySpace profile.
Portugal's Factory of Dreams has issued the following statement about appearing on the upcoming "Gothic Visions II" sampler DVD/CD:
"We'd like to inform you about the release of the Gothic Visions II Sampler which is scheduled for the 22th October. This is a special DVD + CD edition, featuring several bands and including videos and music from Factory of Dreams as well.
"More info can be read here. In addition to that we will have a feature in the next printed issue of Nachtaktiv Magazine. Thanks!?"
German thrash act Mortal Infinity has issued the following statement regarding seeking fan input for a new t-shirt design:
"Hey Guys, we've uploaded some new pictures from our gig in Trostberg in the meantime. Special thanks to Tom Busse and Maria Ortner. Now another topic, as announced in our latest blog we want to publish the first Mortal Infinity Shirts. We have this draft.
"Please tell us what you think about it and if you would buy the shirt. Post a comment here in the blog or write us an email at email@example.com. We need your help! Keep supporting underground metal!"
Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie has added a few more dates in Italy to their tour schedule:
Dec. 02 Bologna, IT - Sottotetto Club
Dec. 03 Schio (Vicenza), IT - Mac 2 Rock Club
Dec. 04 Romagnano Sesia (Novara), IT - Rock'n'Roll Arena
Here are the rest of Eluveitie's tour dates: More...
Alice In Chains is debuting their music video for new hit single “Lesson Learned” on Yahoo! Music today. Conceived and directed by Paul Matthaeus, known for his groundbreaking main titles on the award-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood,” and produced with Bobby Hougham and Sevrin Daniels of Blank Design, the video is comprised of over 6,000 still pictures stitched together to create a visually stunning stop-frame animated clip.
Using physical lacerations as a metaphor for lessons learned, the video sees a young man and woman plummet through a derelict industrial building. Tattered clothes dissolve off, revealing wounds that symbolize emotional learning. The video was shot entirely as a stop–frame animation, but with live actors on set.
Today PRO-PAIN's entire new full-length, "Absolute Power," is currently streaming on Stereokiller.com. "Absolute Power," the band's thirteenth album, is due out in North America on September 28th, via Regain Records and features ten songs.
The band will be hitting Europe heavily this fall on a month-long October/November tour, and will have more tour announcements in support of "Absolute Power" announced through the new year.
Legendary British heavy metal act Iron Maiden has confirmed the first dates for it's forthcoming European tour. The tour is a part of the "The Final Frontier World Tour," in support of their 2010 release "The Final Frontier."
The confirmed dates as as follows:
Jul. 01 - Gothenburg, SWE - Ullevi Stadium
Jul. 06 - Oslo, NOR - Telenor
Jul. 08 - Helsinki, FIN - Olympic Stadium
Jun. 30 - Jul. 3 - Roskild,e DEN - Roskilde Festival
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has posted the first music video from his debut solo album. The video is for the song "Sinner's Prayer" and is included on his debut solo album, titled "Avalon." "Avalon" was released on September 14, 2010.
You can view the video below:
Allen/Lande, the progressive hard rock supergroup featuring members of Symphony X and Masterplan, has uploaded it's new music video online. The video is for the song "Judgement Day" which is featured on the band's forthcoming studio album "The Showdown." "The Showdown" is set for release on November 5, 2010 through Frontiers Records.
You can view the video below:
U.K. thrash act Elimination has posted a trailer for it's forthcoming CD/DVD set, "Through The Eyes Of Madness," online. "Through The Eyes Of Madness" is set for release on November 29, 2010 through Transcend Records.
You can view the trailer below:
Legendary guitarist and former Guns N' Roses member Slash has announced details regarding the forthcoming 3 disc re-issue of his self titled solo album. The new, 3 disc edition will now include two CDs plus a 52-minute DVD featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the album, performance footage from Australia and Los Angeles, video clips and more. The release date is scheduled for September 28, 2010.
The "Slash" deluxe edition tracklisting is as follows:
1. Ghost (feat. Ian Astbury)
2. Crucify The Dead (feat. Ozzy Osbourne)
3. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
4. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
5. Promise (feat. Chris Cornell)
6. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale)
7. Gotten (feat. Adam Levine)
8. Doctor Alibi (feat. Lemmy Kilmister)
9. Watch This (feat. Dave Grohl & Duff McKagan)
10. I Hold On (feat. Kid Rock)
11. Nothing To Say (feat. M. Shadows)
12. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)
13. Saint Is A Sinner Too (feat. Rocco DeLuca)
14. We're All Gonna Die (feat. Iggy Pop)
1. Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)
2. Paradise City (feat. Fergie & Cypress Hill)
3. Mother Maria (feat. Beth Hart)
4. Baby Can't Drive (feat. Alice Cooper & Nicole Scherzinger)
5. Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)
6. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
7. Demo #4
8. Demo #16
9. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
10. Fall To Pieces (feat. Myles Kennedy)
11. Sweet Child O' Mine (feat. Myles Kennedy)
12. Watch This (feat. Myles Kennedy)
13. Nightrain (feat. Myles Kennedy)
1. Making Of The Album Documentary
2. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
3. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale)
4. By The Sword - Behind the Scenes
5. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)
6. Mean Bone (feat. Myles Kennedy)
7. Track-By-Track Interview with Slash
Huntington Beach, California nu-metal act (Hed)P.E. has revealed the tracklisting to it's forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Truth Rising," is set for release on October 26, 2010 through Suburban Noize Records.
Here is the "Truth Rising" tracklisting:
1. Silence is Betrayal
2. Truth Rising
3. It's All Over
4. The Capitalist Conspiracy
5. No Rest For The Wicked
6. This Fire
8. Stand Up
9. Beijo Na Boca
11. Universal Peace
12. Forward Go!
13. Bad News
16. The Hed Honcho
17. Children of the Fall
18. Enough Secrecy
19. No More Secrets
21. We Are the Ones
22. It's Alright!