Metal News for September 23, 2010
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We Are The Fallen has revealed the artwork for the new single "Tear the World Down," which can be viewed here. The band also commented on the single:
"For any of you that were not already aware, the next single we are releasing to radio will be the title-track from our debut album, 'Tear The World Down.' We are very excited to start this next chapter as 'Tear The World Down' starts getting added at radio stations in October. We are proud to unveil this cover-artwork for the single, as well as announce the winner of our latest contest.
"Recently we asked fans to guess which song would be our next single by submitting their own cover-artwork for that song. The winner is: Kelly Tobias, from Cincinnati, Ohio. Not only did Kelly guess the correct song, but she also submitted this great cover-art. A huge 'Thank You' to everyone else who submitted entries. There were a lot of amazing art submissions, and we were all so impressed. Our debut album 'Tear the World Down' is also now available on 12-inch vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. This collectible vinyl version is only available in limited numbers, so try to grab a copy while you can."
Who says you have to hail from Sweden to make melodic death metal? Florida's The Absence is back for a third full-length album of Gothenburg goodness entitled "Enemy Unbound," which saw release earlier this month through Metal Blade Records. In support of the new album the band has recently shot a music video for the title track, and is also streaming the track "Maelstrom" via Metalunderground.com.
The Absence vocalist Jamie Stewart recently shared his thoughts with Metalunderground about the sound of "Enemy Unbound" and the direction of the lyrics, stating "The lyrics this time around deal with life in a band, the not-so-glamorous parts while still being able to enjoy the really great things like creating moving music with close friends and brothers, meeting people who really give a fuck and care about what we do, and take the time to express that." Jamie also discusses drummer Justin Reynold's car accident, recruiting Jeramie King, and the "shred off" contest that brought the band a guest guitar player. More...
Swedish modern metal act Sonic Syndicate has posted the 6th trailer for the band's upcoming music video "Turn It Up." The song comes off the bands new album "We Rule The Night," which was released on August 27, 2010. The teaser video can be viewed below.
"Relentless Retribution," the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers Death Angel, sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 10 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The record also came in at #188 on Billboards Top Current Albums chart, making it Death Angel’s highest charting record since the bands reformation in 2004. You can also catch Death Angel live on the following dates:
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
San Francisco bay area metal act Imagika recently parted ways with vocalist Norman Skinner. The band has now issued the following announcement about seeking a new singer:
"Imagika is seeking a new vocalist. Please have audio, photo, etc. to apply. All recordings will be done in the SF Bay Area so the ability to travel is required. Future touring commitments are required. We are not looking for a clone of our former singer. A aggressive voice with the ability to sing is essential. Male vocalist preferred. All contact can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org."
You can check out the band's music via the Imagika MySpace profile.
God Forbid has issued the following announcement about the Mezcal Metal Fest being canceled:
"Unfortunately, our appearance at the Mezcal Metal Fest in Mexico City this upcoming weekend has been canceled due to the entire festival being scrapped by the promoters. We apologize to all of our Mexican fans who have been looking forward to seeing the band. We hope to play in Mexico in the future to make up these past cancellations which have been out of our control.
"On a good note God Forbid has booked a special Halloween show in Baltimore @ Rams Head Live with our good friends in Diecast. This will be a Heavy Metal Costume affair, so look scary! This will be a great time, and we're psyched to jam and get out of the rehearsal room for the writing of the new album."
The upcoming God Forbid shows are as follows:
10/2 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ 40 Below Summer, With Daggers Drawn
10/31 - Baltimore, MA @ Rams Head Live w/ Diecast
Hour of 13 has issued the following update about playing the band's debut U.S. show with The Gates of Slumber:
"Hour of 13 is proud to announce their debut USA show on October 16th in NYC with metal masters The Gates of Slumber This show also debuts the new Hour of 13 permanent live line-up. This line-up is: Phil Swanson - vocals, Chad Davis - lead guitar, Brandon Munday - rhythm guitar, John Mode - bass guitar, Dave Easter - percussion
"This line-up harnesses perfectly the dark and eerie atmosphere Hour of 13 are known for in a live setting, unsettling in sound and feeling. This line-up will also be creating a concept EP of the trilogy of the songs 'Missing Girl,' 'Possession' and 'The Crawlspace' that will feature the songs performed by this line-up. These songs are connected by the concept of ritual abduction / abuse, and will showcase the haunting power of the Hour of 13 live band."
Polish black metal act Jarun has issued the following announcement about expanding from a one man project to a full band:
"It finally happened. Jarun is officially no longer one man project. I've decided to join forces with some additional musicians. They are mostly my old, good friends so I'm sure this cooperation will be very fruitful not only musically but also on social basis (few beers maybe);)
"Currently I'm rehearsing old material with second guitarist and simultaneously I'm looking for a good place where we could start rehearse with full line-up. If everything will go right we're planning to enter studio in winter. Stay tuned for more info."
Polish female-fronted goth metallers UNSUN, featuring ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, will release their sophomore album, "Clinic For Dolls," on October 11 via Armoury Records/Eagle Rock. In conjunction with the record's release, the band recently shot a video for the song "Home." Check out the trailer below:
While Vince Neil’s (Motley Crue) accuser teams with her lawyer (Neil was accused of attacking a woman in an elevator), Vince is spending time at the grand opening of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, posing for pictures with porn legend Ron Jeremy and Bunny Ranch head Dennis Hoff. This answers the age old question: Can enough Tequila make you forget all of your problems and make you feel invincible?... More...
Slayer is hitting the road with Megadeth and Anthrax for the "Jägermeister Fall Music Tour." Slayer has now posted a new promo video online for the tour, which can be viewed below.
Canadian heavy metal band Annihilator is offering a compilation album, entitled "Total Annihilation," for free download. The album features 14 songs, which are as follows:
1. The Trend
4. Carnival Diablos
5. Back To The Palace
6. Nothing Left
9. King of The Kill
10. Second To None
12. Refresh The Demon
13. Tricks And Traps
14. Never Forget
Annihilator will soon embark on a headlining European tour with Sworn Amongst and Svolk.
Murder She Wrote has issued the following announcement about releasing a new EP and recruiting a new vocalist:
"Great news! Our new EP 'Consumed' is set to release on iTunes Friday October 1st, 2010! It will be available for $5! Oh yea and we have a new screamer! His name is Maverick and we're really stoked to have him! It's gonna be a big year!"
You can also check out Murder She Wrote's music via the band's MySpace page.
Down has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming live CD/DVD release "Diary of a Mad Band." The clip can be viewed below.
Gallows has issued the following announcement about the band's final U.K. tour dates of 2010:
"So this is it, our final UK tour of 2010 and probably the last one to promote 'Grey Britain' before we take a well earned rest and start writing some new material. We're playing a whole bunch of small venues again and a few towns or cities that we've never been to before. All the dates are below and tickets are on sale now."
11/19 - NORWICH @ The Waterfront
11/20 - MILTON KEYNES @ SnoBar
11/21 - HIGH WYCOMBE @ Bucks Student Union
11/22 - CARDIFF @ Millennium Music Hall
11/23 - MANCHESTER @ Moho
11/24 - LEEDS @ The Well
11/25 - BEDFORD @ Esquires
11/26 - KINGSTON @ The Peel (sold out)
11/27 - LONDON @ Underworld (TDON Recs all dayer - sold out)
11/28 - BOURNEMOUTH @ Champions
11/29 - TUNBRIDGE WELLS @ Forum
11/30 - NOTTINGHAM @ Rock City (Basement)
12/3 - HASTINGS @ The Crypt
12/4 - WOLVERHAMPTON @ The Slade Rooms
12/5 - BRIDGWATER @ The Palace
12/10 - WREXHAM @ Central Station
12/11 - BARNSLEY @ Lucorum
12/12 - SHEFFIELD @ Corporation
The second leg of Gorgoroth's "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt" European tour will take place on the following dates in November 2010:
20.11.2010 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Meet Factory
21.11.2010 - Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
22.11.2010 - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Metelkova
23.11.2010 - Italy, Schio (Vicenza) @ Mac 2
24.11.2010 - Switzerland, Bulle @ Ebullition
25.11.2010 - France, Caen @ Le Cargö
26.11.2010 - Belgium, Brugge @ Magdalenazaal
27.11.2010 - TBA
German extreme metallers Neaera have launched a landing page where you can stream "Heaven's Descent," the first single taken off the new album "Forging The Eclipse." You can check out the land page here. The album is due for release on the 26th of October in North America.
Neaera commented on the first single: "Heaven's Descent deals with the incomprehensible cases of sexual, mental and physical abuse that have taken place over the past few years at churches, schools and clerical institutions across Germany, Europe and all over the World. Over the past few months more and more of these outrageous crimes have been uncovered and victims have finally found the courage to step forward to speak out about their suffering and accuse their tormentors. Many of those criminals could never be persecuted and are hiding to this day under the cloak of false innocence and immunity.
"We must never grow tired of uncovering injustice wherever it shows its ugly face or conceals it behind the smoke and mirrors of heavenly - or worldly - pretense, we must lend our ears and voices to those that suffer and fight against these disgraceful circumstances with all means available to us, because no matter what position you have towards the church, this is about justice and atonement for the crimes that were committed, and this is something that believers and non-believers must agree on." More...
Metalhit.com has made a thrash metal compilation available for free download via Amazon MP3. Here's the tracklisting for the free compilation:
1. Nocturnal "Hellhunt" (2:35)
2. Victimizer "Tyrants Genocide" (4:22)
3. Atomizer "These Hands Will Never Be Clean" (3:21)
4. Sacred Reich "The American Way" (3:41)
5. Sacrilege "The Fear Within" (4:35)
6. Hirax "Eradicate the Mind" (3:39)
7. Morbid Scream "Morbid Scream" (2:44)
8. Violated "No Chance in Hell" (4:09)
9. Nunslaughter "Raid the Convent" (2:16)
10. Sacrilegio "The Traitor" (4:44)
11. Aggression "Better You Run" (3:10)
12. The Possessed "Pentagram" (live) (3:59)
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about the chart positions for the new album "Poetry For The Poisoned" (reviewed here):
"The numbers are in and we are very proud to announce we have earned our highest chart positions ever! We can't thank the KamNation enough for your support! In addition to the chart positions below we also debuted at #11 on the Nielsen Canadian Soundscan Top Hard Music Albums Chart! Here are some of our top 10/40/100 chart entries."
The entries are as follows:
USA Billboard Hard Charts / 6
Norway / 7
USA Billboard Indie Charts / 15
Sweden / 23
Germany / 32
Netherlands / 43
Switzerland / 48
Austria / 57
Belgium / 64
USA Billboard Top 200 / 74
Nightrage has issued the following announcement about playing a headlining show at the Days Shocking Ground festival:
"We are confirmed playing a headline show in Terni at 2rd of October in Italy at the Days Shocking Ground Fest. All metal heads you need to be there. See you soon and share some amazing moments with all of you."
More information on the festival can be found at this location.
Slipknot has issued the following announcement about Clown hosting director's cut screenings of the new DVD "(sic)nesses:"
"Slipknot have just confirmed three special screenings of Clown's Director's Cut of (sic)nesses! There will be screenings taking place in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Clown himself will be attending the NYC showing making it a very special event definitely not to be missed. New York and Chicago will take place on September 27th while LA will be happening on release day the 28th.
"All three screenings will be free to the public, but space is limited so make sure to get there early to ensure that you won't miss out! There will be special giveaways throughout the night at all three events! Full details on the screenings are below. Don't forget that (sic)nesses hits stores everywhere this coming Tuesday, September 28th! You can order the (sic)nesses Box Set right here or the standard (sic)nesses 2 DVD set here."
The details are as follows:
New York City:
Monday 9/27 - 8:00pm
Anthology Film Archives - Clown Attending
32 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
Monday 9/27 - 9:00pm
1901 W. Belmont Ave (entrance on Wolcott*)
Chicago, IL 60657
Tuesday 9/28 - 8:00pm
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Solace of Requiem has issued the following clarification about changing venues for the band's upcoming October 1st show in Germany:
"We originally posted that the show in Kassel Germany, scheduled for October 1st, had been moved to a new location (Galerie Loyal). This is correct, however, the Galerie Loyal is only one of several clubs inside the main building. The concert will actually be held at a different club inside the building called ARM. The physical address is the same."
Sweden's Spawn of Possession has issued the following announcement about re-recruiting Dennis Röndum:
"Yes Dennis are back in the band, where he belongs. We would like to thank Chalky for the time he was a part of the band, He helped us bringing SoP back to life for a moment and without him we could not have done the Australian tour. So we are thankful for everything he did for us and wish him the best of luck. Line-Up: Jonas Bryssling, Dennis Röndum, Erlend Caspersen, Richard Schill, Cristian Muenzner."
Dennis also stated: "I’ve been quite disconnected from the band for a long time now so when Bryssling got in touch with me it felt kind of surreal. But non the less amazing when he started to describe his visions for the next Spawn of Possession record and that he wanted me to handle the vocals for it. Now mind you, it’s been over four years of silence between us and we parted on a somewhat bad note but that’s in the past. The focus is now on the new material, which Bryssling has invited me to get involved with and after listening to the temp tracks, all I can say is that I’m in for a serious ride. Although my presence have been lacking in the scene I’ve been busy writing and recording with my new band. It’s still all under wraps but hopefully I’ll be able to share it with you in a not too distant future. With that said, I’m really excited to be back in the SoP camp and I can’t wait to join the others to complete what I believe will be a masterpiece of unparalleled proportions." More...
Finland's Verjnuarmu has issued the following brief statement about canceling the previously scheduled November 19th tour date: "Gig at Kellari, Joensuu canceled. The November 19th gig at Kellari is canceled due to the closing down of the venue." You can still catch the band live on the following dates:
10/15 2010 Rytö Kuopio, FINLAND
10/28 2010 Henry's Pub Kuopio, FINLAND
10/30 2010 Kulttuuriareena 44 Kuopio, FINLAND
11/12 2010 Saha Iisalmi, FINLAND
Bring Me The Horizon has announced the following upcoming U.K. in-store signing sessions:
4th Oct - HMV London Oxford Circus (5pm)
Address: 150 Oxford Street, London W1D 1DJ
5th Oct - HMV Birmingham High St. (5pm)
Address: 38 High Street, Birmingham
6th Oct - HMV Manchester (5pm)
Address: 90 Market St., Manchester
California's Redemption has issued the following update about working on a new album:
"Hello folks, and sorry for the long silence from us. It's been a very busy summer for us away from Redemption, particularly for Ray who as most of you surely know did a reunion tour with the Parallels lineup of Fates Warning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of that fantastic release.
"I (Nick) remain in complete remission with no trace of the disease that I announced publicly about a year ago. I remain on three powerful medications to ensure that the cancer does not return. Of the five original active lesions in my bones, none are active for cancer and one of them has resolved (i.e. been completely repaired with new bone). The other four are in the process of being repaired and that is the next big milestone. Patience is required but I believe they will get there. If that happens, it is a good sign that I am well down the road to being cured (according to the very aggressive doctor to whom I entrust my care). However I must remain on these medicines for two more years. They have many unpleasant side effects but I am resolved to stick with the program and beat 'incurable' blood cancer. Thank you all very much for your prayers, positive vibes and words of support -- they mean a lot. More...
Germany's Craving has issued the following brief update about postponing the band's previously announced show in December with My Cold Embrace: "Heyo, the gig with My Cold Embrace on 04.12.2010 in Berlin is postponed to TBA 2011! We are still looking for two matching Berlin bands who would lust to share with us the Stage." You can also check out Cravin's music via the band's MySpace profile.
Sweden's Death Maze has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Alexandra Trzoska:
"Alexandra has left the band. Alex has moved from Umeå to stockholm and she also felt that her time in Death Maze was done. Which feels kinda strange considering that we have been playing together since the very start. We really appreciate her time in Death Maze and the fun journey we have shared with her."
You can also check out sample Death Maze songs via the band's MySpace profile.
Dimmu Borgir's new album, "Abrahadabra," is now available for streaming in its entirety today and tomorrow on the band’s MySpace page. The stream will end on Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m. Eastern.
"Abrahadabra" will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.
The video for the track “Gateways” is available below.
Here are the upcoming Dimmu Borgir European and North American tour dates: More...
Norway's Vreid has issued the following announcement about changes to the band's upcoming tour schedule:
"Hello- Two important news concerning the upcoming tour.
"1: The show in Madrid has changed venue.The new venue is: Rhytmo Y Compas in Madrid on October 12th.
"2: Unfortunately the show in Belgrad/Serbia has been canceled. We just got the message from the booking agent, and its a decision completely out of our hands. This is a pity as we were looking forward to our first show in Serbia, but hope to return for a show later on. All right, see ya all in a week or so."
Sweden's Within Y has issued the following announcement about entering the recording studio:
"Within Y entering the studio! Tonight we're entering Gain Studios here in Gothenburg, Sweden to start the recording of our so far untitled 4th album. The album will be released through out the world during 2011. Beware!
"Make sure you check out our Myspace page or Withiny.com frequently for pictures, videos and maybe some soundclip updates."
South Florida death metal band The Evil Amidst, featuring members of Malevolent Creation, HatePlow and Kult ov Azazel, has just released songs from their upcoming debut CD, "Lords of the Nine." You can hear them streaming on the band's MySpace player.
The album was produced by Brian Elliott (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains) at Mana Recording Studios and is to be fully released on September 29th on iTunes.
In an announcement made today, Haunted Movies partner Jason Blum unveiled plans for the company’s next picture, "The Lords of Salem," to be directed by Rob Zombie from a script by Zombie. Set in modern-day Salem, the film involves the demonic return of a 300-year-old coven of witches.
This is the third entry in a new horror slate deal between Haunted Movies and Alliance Films. The first picture to come out of this partnership is "Insidious," written and directed by the original "Saw" team of James Wan and Leigh Whannel, and starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne. "Insidious" recently premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Film Festival on September 14 and immediately was the subject of a bidding war, which was won by Sony Pictures Worldwide, who will handle the release of the film later this year. The second picture is "The Bay," helmed by Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson and currently shooting in South Carolina.
Octane, IM Global's genre arm, is handling international sales on the Haunted Movies slate, including on "The Lords of Salem."
Haunted Movies is a partnership between Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, and Oren Peli, the same team behind the box-office phenomenon Paranormal Activity (Paramount 2009) and Paranormal Activity 2 (set for release by Paramount this October).
"The Lords of Salem" will be produced by Blum, Schneider, and Peli, Zombie, and Zombie’s producing partner Andy Gould. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik will executive produce.
Zombie currently is about to embark on a three week tour of debauchery with Alice Cooper on The Halloween Hootenanny Tour with special guests Murderdolls. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 30th and will criss-cross the USA.
The Halloween Hootenanny Tour Featuring The Gruesome Twosome with special guests Murderdolls:
Sept 30 - Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Oct 1 - San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon
Oct 2 - Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
Oct 4 - Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Oct 6 - Kansas City, MO Independence Event Center
Oct 7 - St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
Oct 8 - Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Oct 12 - Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
Oct 14 - Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
Oct 15 - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Oct 16 - Worcester, MA DCU Center
Oct 19 - Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
Oct 20 - Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Greek avant-garde metal act RandomWalk is set to release their second full length album, called "Absolution," through I For An I records. With mastering from Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Despair, Tiamat, Rotting Christ etc.) and Dennis Koehne (Tiamat, Tristania, Witchbreed etc.) the album is set for a worldwide release on the 29th October, 2010. The track listing is as follows:
2. The Light
4. The Maker's Way
5. Night In Gale
8. The Well
10. Cellar Door