Metal News for September 24, 2010
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Vancouver, Canada's metal mastermind Devin Townsend has announced a special, intimate acoustic show set to take place on October 7, 2010. This free event is taking place at Vancouver's only all-metal specialty store Scrape Records. The event is to celebrate the shop's 13 years in business. The show is set to begin at 2 P.M.
Magrudergrind, the USA based grindcore outfit, will play a handful of dates in selected European countries during October, 2010. The tour dates are as follows:
10/2 Bloodshed Fest 2010 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ @ Dynamo
10/3 TBA, Germany
10/4 Prague, Czech Rep.
10/5 Wroclaw, Poland
10/6 Potsdam, Germany
Black Tusk has just completed three weeks alongside Fu Manchu and will meet up with sludge act Buzzov-en this weekend for a week’s worth of dates. The band has also been added to Lunapalozza, a benefit show in Richmond, VA, along with Cannabis Corpse, Parasytic, and more. The upcoming Black Tusk shows are as follows:
9/24 2010 Johnson City TN @ The Hideaway
9/25 2010 Charlotte, NC @ Festival of Burnt Offerings @ Tremont Music Hall w/Buzzov-en, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster
9/29 2010 Virginia Beach, VA @ Hangar 09
9/30 2010 Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly w/Buzzov-en
10/1 2010 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Buzzoven
10/2 2010 Richmond, VA @ Lunapalooza @ Alley Katz
10/3 2010 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox
10/29 2010 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 9 @ 8 Seconds
Obscura has unveiled the name of the band's forthcoming full-length as "Omnivium." The new album was recently recorded and is now being mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress). The nine-track album will see an early 2011 release date. Additional album details will be made available shortly. Obscura's Steffen Kummerer issued the following update from the studio:
"Although we recorded again with our long time friend and producer V. Santura in the Woodshed Studios, the studio sessions were hard work and lots of sweat. It was for the best though since Omnivium is definitely the next step for this band.
"Christian (Muenzer – guitar) recorded some outstanding solos with a new 8 finger tapping technique, Jeroen (Paul Thesseling – bass) brought his own stamp of fretless tone into the mix again, and Hannes (Grossmann - drums) recorded his heaviest session to date and broke through the 260 bpm line. Everyone brought lots of great ideas to the table and made Omnivium a truly collaborative band effort. Omnivium sounds solely like Obscura, and brings us a step closer to reaching our unique vision of progressive death metal."
High On Fire has announced an upcoming European tour supporting Fear Factory. The currently announced dates are as follows:
12/4 2010 Gruenspan - Hamburg, GER
12/5 2010 013 - Tilburg, HOL
12/6 2010 Den Atelier - Luxembourg City, LUX
12/7 2010 Trix - Antwerp, BEL
12/8 2010 Garage - Saarbrucken, GER
12/9 2010 Arena - Vienna, AUS
12/11 2010 Komplex 457 - Zurich, SWI
12/12 2010 Estragon - Bologna, ITA
12/13 2010 Essigfabrik - Cologne, GER
12/14 2010 Le Trianon - Paris, FRA
12/15 2010 Rock City - Nottingham, UK
12/16 2010 QMU - Glasgow, SCO
12/18 2010 Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
12/19 2010 Forum - London, UK
12/20 2010 02 Academy - Bristol, UK
DevilDriver has posted the 13th edition of the band's "You May Know Us From The Stage" video series, which is titled "Trailer." The video clip can be viewed below.
Selfmadegod Records will release the new Wojczech full-length album "Pulsus Letalis" on CD in early October. "Pulsus Letalis" was recorded by Pierre Bernhard at Sessionstudio/Ostseerockstudio and mixed and mastered by Harris Johns (Coroner, Kreator, Voivod, Pestilence) at Musiclab. Wojczech will hit the road for a European tour with Weekend Nachos from October 2 through 16. Four tracks from the new album are also available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.
It's just a few more hours until the work day ends and the weekend finally arrives, and to celebrate those two glorious days there are a few new metal tracks to download through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition sees new tracks from Otep, Peruvian act Nautiluz, and Gothic band Pythia. On September 28th the PS3 edition gets more Evile, Cancer Bats, and Norma Jean, while the Wii continues to fill out the back catalog with The Devil Wears Prada, Amberian Dawn, and IWrestledABearOnce. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, can be found below.
New to RBN on Xbox 360 in the past week:
Pythia - "Army of the Damned"
My Morning Jacket - "I'm Amazed"
Otep - "Smash the Control Machine"
Citizen Cope - "I Couldn't Explain Why"
Slim Cessna's Auto Club - "Americadio"
Nautiluz - "Chasing the Light"
Van Friscia - "Epic Symphony in A Flat Minor, First Movement: Marching Out"
Gov't Mule - "Steppin' Lightly"
Barefoot Truth - "Threads"
SexTon - "Ready for Anything"
The Novocaines - "Cup of Coffee"
Amy Courts - "Shiver"
Pink Flag - "Roman Candle"
New Rising Sun - "Holy Ground"
Ultra Saturday - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" More...
Richmond, VA’s Cough has debuted a new track titled "Crippled Wizard" online now via The Obelisk. “Crippled Wizard” comes from the band’s forthcoming full-length and Relapse debut "Ritual Abuse." The new album will see an October 26th North American release date and is available for pre-order now on CD and gatefold LP. Cough has also previously posted the track “Crooked Spine” from the new album on the band’s MySpace page.
Evil Survives has posted a music video online for the song "Resist The Exorcism," which is off the band's new album "Powerkiller." The video clip can be viewed below. "Powerkiller" is set for release on October 12th, 2010 via Heavy Artillery Records.
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has issued the following announcement about changes to the band's upcoming tour dates:
"FYI, there's been some changes to the Persistence tour line-up for Europe in December. Unfortunately, Sepultura backed out of doing it, but we do have an awesome band filling in for them: D.R.I. - the original thrash band who taught everyone (including us) how it's done.
"The tour also now has Casey Jones and Cruel Hand added to the bill, who are both making waves in the hardcore scene and no doubt will set it off. It's a massive line up - just remember to save some of your strength for the headliner, OK? ;-)
"The venue for the December 11 show has been changed to RWE Halle in Mulheim ad Ruhr, Germany. Don't forget to come out for the New York United tour in October featuring Sick of it All and Madball. It's gonna steamroll Europe!"
Alice in Chains has posted up a new video clip online from the band's time on the "BlackDiamondSkye" tour, which also includes Deftones and Mastodon. The video can be viewed below.
The upcoming "BlackDiamondSkye" tour dates are as follows: More...
Virginia's Arsis has announced a run headlining U.S. tour dates in December. "A Tour for the Sick" is presented by MetalInjection.net and will include Powerglove and Conducting From The Grave. Arsis vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone commented:
"What does a band that is notorious for canceling tours, video game induced tendinitis, and a Noah Martin look-a-like all have in common? If you have spent the better part of your existence trying to play 16th triplet arpeggios at 250 bpm you will probably be overcome with joy (or something) to hear that we (meaning Arsis dudes), Powerglove, and Conducting From The Grave are teaming up for a US tour this December. We are beyond stoked for our first headlining tour in support of Starve for the Devil and hope to see you at one (or more) of the tour dates. We promise to 'turn up the hell' on this one and make your weekend (or week night) one that is 'rock hard' and metalificated."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
12/01/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
12/02/10 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
12/03/10 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
12/04/10 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/05/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/07/10 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
12/08/10 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/10 The Venue – Boise, ID
12/10/10 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/11/10 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
12/12/10 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/13/10 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
12/14/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/15/10 Club Khaos – Amarillo, TX
12/16/10 The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK
12/18/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
August Burns Red has issued the following announcement about uploading a new live performance from the upcoming "Home" DVD via Facebook:
"Like our page on Facebook to see the live performance of Back Burner from the 'Home' DVD! If you are already a fan, just go to our page and check out the 'Video Reveal' tab. 'Home' is out next Tuesday, September 28th so now's your last chance to pre-order!"
De Profundis has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming live shows in India:
"As you may already know, De Profundis is about to tour India next month in order to promote the band’s new album 'A Bleak Reflection,' which has been released there by Sony BMG earlier this year. This will mark the band’s return to India since our performance alongside Iron Maiden at Rock in India Festival 2009.
"As part of the tour, De Profundis will be the main support act at Great Indian OctoberFest 2010 in Bangalore, performing just before festival headliners Lacuna Coil on Sunday 24th October 2010. We are really looking forward to playing at this amazing festival alongside some excellent Indian metal bands such as Kryptos (with whom we shared the stage at Rock in India ‘09). It will be interesting to play at the same event as several major Bollywood singers – I imagine all those not familiar with De Profundis will be in for quite a shock – or should that be 'total sonic annihilation'?! Either way, we’re working hard to prepare a very special set for our Indian fans.
"As previously announced, De Profundis will also be performing at YMCA Grounds in Chennai on 22nd October 2010. More tour dates will follow shortly."
Dead Shape Figure has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's album "The Disease of St. Vitus:"
"New song called 'Seraphim' is available for streaming on our official Facebook page. Song features a guest appearances from Ben Varon( Amoral) and Mr Crab! Lots of crazy solos... Go ahead and take a bite! PS. the first review of The Disease of St. Vitus was released today in Inferno Magazine(FIN). They gave the album 4/5. PSYCHE!"
Revocation has checked in from the road with the following update:
"Hey what's up guys? Dave here, checking in from the road. So far the dates with Despised Icon and Misery Index have been awesome. Every show has been packed with kids losing their minds and it's been killer seeing DI and Mi shred it every night. We just released a brand new video for the song 'ReAniManiac,' we hope you guys all dig it. It contains footage from this past years whirlwind of gigs, including our Japanese tour, our CD release show and some other backstage/behind the scenes footage.
"You can check it out exclusively on Jackson's website here, and while you're on the site be sure to sign up for their new contest. They're giving away a brand new Warrior guitar, so don't miss out on the chance to get a free axe! See you on the road!"
Bring Me The Horizon has issued the following announcement about European tour dates in early 2011:
"Come see us in Europe in early 2011! We'll be touring with Architects and The Devil Wears Prada. Tickets go on sale 27th Sept (28th for Paris) and will be available from usual outlets. More shows to be announced soon!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
1/14 Volhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
1/15 Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
1/16 Arena, Vienna, Austria
1/18 Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
1/20 AB, Brussels, Belgium
1/21 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
1/22 La Bataclan, Paris, France
1/23 Jan Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
1/25 Jan Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
2/2 Columbia Club, Berlin, Germany
2/3 Club X, Herford, Germany
2/4 Batschkapp, Frankfurt , Germany
2/5 Suedbahnhof, Chemnitz, Germany
2/6 Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
Sacred Oath has posted the new single "Meet Your Maker" online, which is from the band's album "World on Fire." The single can be heard in the video clip below.
Japanese melodic death metal band MyProof will be embarking on a short tour in their home country in October with guests X Syndicate from France.
Here are the tour dates:
Oct. 28 Shinjuku, Tokyo - Wildside
Oct. 29 Roppongi, Tokyo - Bauhaus
Oct. 30 Nagoya, Aichi - Club Zion
Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Seventh Void:
"The Napalm Records crew is happy to announce that Seventh Void has joined its ranks. The band revolving around Type O Negative veterans Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly rightfully focuses on the Doom Metal’s quintessence: hypnotic riffs, heavy grooves, and haunting vocal lines. A first teaser and live dates are available here.! 'Heaven Is Gone' will be released at the end of November.
Johnny Kelly also commeted: "It's been a long time coming! I'm thrilled that we are finally getting 'Heaven Is Gone' released everywhere! I'm looking forward to working with Napalm on this as well as the next Seventh Void release in 2011! I'm even more stoked about the band finally doing a European tour! I'm really looking forward to the upcoming run with Monster Magnet. It's gonna be a blast! See ya soon!"
Germany's Destruction has issued the following statement about canceling the band's previously scheduled tour date in Guatemala:
"Dear Metalheads! We are very sorry to announce that we have to cancel the show. We agreed on certain subjects with the promoter which has to be fulfilled concerning advance payments and flights. Many of these agreed subjects have never been fulfilled from the promoters side and until now we do not even have seen any confirmed flight tickets for the whole band, there was no flight ticket for our drummer and all payments have not been directed in time as agreed. Everything that is coming from the promoters side is not near by the truth so we see ourselves forced to publish this to let all Destruction fans know about the situation."
Urn will be embarking on the European "Black Steel Worship" tour with support from Diabolical and Interment this November. The currently announced dates are as follows:
24.11 Sweden - Stockholm - Sugarbar (Diabolical headlining)
25.11 Germany - Hamburg - Bambi Galore
26.11 The Netherlands - Tilburg - 013 (With Misery Index, Grave, Arsis)
27.11 Germany - Wermelskirchen - AJZ Bahndamm
28.11 Italy - Bergamo - Decimo Secolo
30.11 Slovenia - Ljubljana - Channel Zero
01.12 Slovakia - Bratislava - Randal Club
02.12 Slovakia - Banska Bystrica - Tirish Pub
03.12 Czech Republic - Slavonice - Kawarna
04.12 Germany - Bitterfeld - Festung
05.12 Germany - Greifswald - Klex
Kamelot has issued the following update about more "Poetry For The Poisoned" album chart positions:
"We have a few updates for everyone! 'Poetry For the Poisoned' has entered Finland’s Top 40 and #21, amazing! Thanks to all KamNation members hailing from Finland! We’ve added digital download links to the main order pages located at this location and here.
"Kamelot’s debut video from 'Poetry For The Poisoned' for the track 'The Great Pandemonium' will once again be airing on Headbanger’s Ball in the USA. Look for it on Monday night on MTV2! The show is being hosted by Mushroomhead."
Megadeth's David Ellefson has scheduled several bass clinics at Sam Ash music stores during the band's Jägermeister Music Tour, which also features Slayer and Anthrax. The first of the five bass clinics scheduled takes place this Saturday, September 25 in San Antonio, Texas. The details are as follows:
25 NE Loop 410 at McCullough
San Antonio, TX
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
912 Lee Road Shopping Center
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5360 NW 167 Street
Miami Lakes, FL
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
385 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
1690 Morse Road
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming tour dates:
"The Orange Goblin, Solace & Firebird U.K. tour will be rolling up and down the country this December and tickets are already on sale so hurry up and get yours now before it's too late! This tour marks 15 years of Orange Goblin and to celebrate they will be joined by US heavyweights, Solace and U.K. blue's rock legends Firebird (ft. Bill Steer of Carcass & Ex-Napalm Death). The tour ends with the annual Orange Goblin Christmas special at London's o2 Academy. (Obiat join the bill for this one too and we hope to add one other awesome band!)"
The upcoming Orange Goblin tour dates are as follows:
10/16 2010 The Regal Oxford, Oxfordshir, UNITED KINGDOM
10/29 2010 John Dee Oslo, Oslo, NORWAY
10/30 2010 Tribute Stavanger, NORWAY
12/15 2010 Sound Control Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
12/16 2010 Ivory Blacks Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
12/17 2010 The Asylum Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
12/18 2010 Talking Heads Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM
12/19 2010 O2 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom
Daniel Vrangsinn (Carpathian Forest), who runs Misantrof Anti-Records, has posted several demo recordings, music videos, and bonus material online for free download, in addition to the 2008 "Moon Psychedelia Collection" release. The material will all be available for free download at this location for a limited time as new versions of the music are currently being recorded.
Selfmadegod Records has issued the following announcement about releasing the "This is Not a Threat, Its a Promise" album by Agathocles this coming October:
"Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the release of the This is Not a Threat, It’s a Promise CD by the cult grind 'mince core' band Agathocles from Belgium. The 27-song album, recorded at Soundshape Studios in Belgium where the band recorded most of their full lengths, such as the classics Razor Sharp Daggers, Grind Is Protest, and Black Clouds Determinate."
Agathocles frontman Jan AG also commented:
"This album contains all elements which AG uses to create their brand of mince core. Going from raw punk to d-beat to old school straight forward grind, backed up with three different vocal styles. This time the lyrics deal with topics like losing your job and waiting for the repo man, scenesters, elections, the worldwide economic crisis, modern technology and the rise of Big Brother, and more. Get ready for another old-school, raw, mince core blast!"
Threshold has issued the following announcement about the Star One project streaming a new song online title "Earth That Was" via Noisecreep.com:
"A new song from Dutch composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen's Star One project is available for streaming at Noisecreep. The track comes off the new Star One album Victims Of The Modern Age which is due for release at the end of October.
"As well as Threshold vocalist Damian Wilson, the Star One album features guest singers Dan Swanö (Nightingale, Second Sky, Edge of Sanity) who appeared on Threshold's Dead Reckoning, Russell Allen (Symphony X), Floor Jansen (Revamp, After Forever) and Tony Martin (Black Sabbath)."
California's Taunted has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Pete Aguilar:
"Pete Aguilar is no longer a member of the band Taunted. We wish him well on his future endeavors and thank him for his time in Taunted. Taunted is well underway writing their 3rd CD which will see a release in 2011.
"The CD will be released by an unnamed label at this time with tour and festival dates to follow. Any bassist that believes they can fill the position can contact the band at Taunted@Sbcglobal.net."
You can check out the band's music via the Taunted MySpace page.
Within Y has entered Gain Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden to record the band's fourth, as-yet-untitled, album. The band has checked in with the following brief update about laying down drum tracks: "After a long night of a lot of hard work and sweat drippings (not so much) the first drum tracks are being recorded. Erik is steady as a rock, and as of now he has fired away four complete tracks!" You can also check out pictures from the band's time in the studio so far at this location.
Metalunderground.com has the honor of hosting the world premiere of The Absence's new music video for, "Enemy Unbound." "Enemy Unbound" is the title track off the Florida melodic death metal band's third album, which just came out on Tuesday September 14 and hit #55 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
Speaking of the new video for "Enemy Unbound," Jamie states: "We shot with Fetus Productions out of Orlando, which is where we shot the video. You'll have to go check out the video itself to see what is happening, but let me tell you, it's worth the look."
Check it out right here:
The Absence is currently on the road with labelmates Goatwhore, with more tours to follow including dates with Firewind and Powerglove. Here are the latest The Absence tour dates:
09/24 - Trenton, NJ @ Championships Bar & Grill w/ Goatwhore
09/25 - Middletown, NY @ TMT Metalfest @ Orange County Fair w/ Goatwhore
09/26 - Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby's w/ Goatwhore
09/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere's w/ Goatwhore
09/28 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/Black Anvil, Ipsissimus
11/04 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 w/ Firewind
11/05 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx w/ Firewind
11/06 - New York, NY @ Gramercy w/ Firewind
11/07 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques w/ Firewind
Biggest metal band in the world, good friends and a 4 hour road trip – what more is needed? After pressure from a Facebook group of all things, Metallica decided to head down south for two dates on the final leg of the “World Magnetic Tour” in Christchurch, New Zealand, and I went to see what breath was left in the great four horsemen.
Supporting acts for the night were Christchurch locals Tainted, Texan band The Sword and metal luminaries Fear Factory. For the normal reasons (meeting people, searching for alcohol, parking, travel etc.), we turned up part way into the show when The Sword was just closing, so it's unfortunate I can't comment on the first two bands much. I've seen Tainted several times now (who plays a modern brand of Lamb of God styled groove metal), so I wasn't too disappointed there, but from what I heard from others, The Sword subdued a baying Metallica crowd well enough, taking the stage with "Hey... we're The Sword" and then blasting out some tunes. More...
Although being located in the least favourable part of Vancouver, the Rickshaw Theater has quickly become one of the city’s top venues for all things metal. Countless bands from all genres and areas of the underground have been congregating at the small theater on Vancouver’s famed “Downtown Eastside,” treating the city to a wide range of different metal sounds. On Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 the Rickshaw played home to one of Europe’s top dark metal acts in Katatonia along with other international metallers Swallow the Sun (Finland) and Orphaned Land (Israel). The crowd, while not sold out, was highly anticipating Katatonia’s first ever appearance in the city and once the lengthy show came to an end they surely left satisfied. More...