Metal News for September 25, 2010
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24 news articles posted on this day.
Canadian thrash metal band Archon Legion has posted this message online:
"Alright so we have some unfortunate news to announce. Dylan our good friend and loyal bass player has left the band to pursue another career path. We will be having a farewell show here in Victoria combined with our EP release show. Date to be announced. Here's to all the good times with you D Joy, love ya bro.
"On that note I would like to welcome our newest member of the Legion, Ben Arscott will be his replacement and we look forward to having him work with us on a new album."
U.K. mathcore act Architects has posted a new one minute preview teaser of it's forthcoming new single "Day In Day Out" online. "Day In Day Out" appears on the band's upcoming new album "The Here and Now" which will be made available through Century Media Records.
You can listen to the song sample below:
Kiske/Somerville, the new project featuring former Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and American singer Amanda Somerville, has posted it's new music video online. The video is for the track "If I Had A Wish" and is featured on the duet's forthcoming debut, self-titled album. The debut is set for release on October 12, 2010 through Frontiers Records.
You can view the video below:
Halford, the side project from Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, has revealed a new bath of headlining concert dates. The dates are in support of the band's forthcoming studio album "Halford IV - Made Of Metal" which is set for release on September 28, 2010.
Halford headlining dates:
Dec. 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
Dec. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
Dec. 18 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
Dec. 19 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim
Belfast, Northern Ireland progressive goth rockers Creation's Tears has revealed the trackisting for it's forthcoming debut studio album "Methods To End It All." The album features geat appearances from Paradise Lost drummer Lee Morris and Serah Jezebel Deva. "Methods To End It All" is set for release on October 4, 2010 through Cure For Poison Records.
You can check out song samples from Creation's Tears at this location.
Here is the "Methods To End It All" tracklisting:
1. Another Collision
2. I Fail
3. Creation's Tears
4. Odyssey (Opus IX)
5. I'm Falling (You'll Never Know)
6. Parody Paradigm
7. The Last Tear Is Cried For Romance
8. No Saviour Here
9. Untimely Reminder
Florida's King Conquer has issued the following brief announcement about releasing the band's debut full-length album "America's Most Haunted:"
"The time has finally arrived! Our debut full length 'America's Most Haunted' is releasing everywhere on November 9th! Pre orders will be up very soon for the album! A new song will be up soon, a new music video, a new merch line & new shows and tours! November 9th, America's Most Haunted is released into the public!"
Poland's Acrybia has announced the new full-length album "In Doubt We Trust" will be released December 24th, 2010 through Via Nocturna Records. The cover artwork for the new album can be found at this location. Additional details on the track listing will be announced as they are made available.
Edenbridge has issued the following announcement about playing the band's first live show in Vietnam this coming December:
"Edenbridge will play in Vietnam in December for the first time. The show will take place on the International Sailing Festival 2010. Therefore Sabine and Lanvall were invited to Hanoi in the beginning of October to make promotion for the festival and do an acoustic performance on the Chao Ha Noi International Festival."
Ludicra has posted a preview online of the song "Veils," which will be appearing on the Rock Band video game. The clip can be viewed below, and Ludicra also commented on the video:
"Ludicra on Rock Band (the video game). Would you rather play a video game instead of a guitar? Now you too (soon) can pretend to be a member of Ludicra! Pills, drink, smokes, and delusional sense of gravitas not included. This might accidentally be our first music video. Part of the upcoming Alternative Tentacles Rock Band onslaught."
Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine appeared on the September 22nd episode of G4TV's gaming show "X-Play" to discuss the "Sudden Death" track. You can check out the video clip below.
Panopticon has issued the following update about the "On the Subject of Mortality" box set and upcoming new material:
"Box set update: I am still waiting on the split with skagos to come in the mail from flenser records. I have all of the other pieces here, they just need to be printed and dressed and put together. I am hoping to have everything sent out before I leave for Sweden in October. If I have not received everything it will be shipped promptly upon my arrival back into the country, so it will be in your hands early November at the latest...just in time for fall!
"Thanks again to everyone who bought a box set. I am still in disbelief that every one of them went so fast. you guys rule,I am super grateful for everything you all do! Also, there are some new things in the works(in addition to the splits coming out this year!), I will make announcements soon. Take care and have a fantastic harvest, hail sif!"
Eclipse Eternal has checked in with the following update about the process of recording a new album:
"Things have been a little quiet from the Eclipse camp lately, so here’s a run-down of what’s going on. The recording of our ensuing album, 'The Essence of Hopelessness,' is thankfully nearing completion (recording was a little slow due to some logistical issues, but we're back on track now). The bulk of the songs are done; what remains is to finish the keyboards, do the few clean vocal passages, and get Count Vain (rhythm guitar) in to do some tracks. And then…onto the penultimate studio step: mixing. Voldamares completed his vocal tracks today and they sounded fucking tremendous.
"The other day I finished doing the keys for 'Death Obssession' and 'The Noose,' and am now even more enthused about the strange quality of this record. The latter piece is like nothing we've ever done—or released, at any rate—and I’m further convinced that the peculiarities of the album are appropriate in terms of a logical musical progression. We've really let loose and allowed ourselves the luxury of incorporating further external touches to our core of black metal, thus creating an album which has afforded us few, if any, musical/lyrical boundaries.
"As with our previous records, 'The Essence...' is conceptual (though decidedly non-linear in terms of having a storyline), and it seems that this time we've embraced a theme more consciously than on either 'Reign of the Unholy Blackened Empire' or 'Ubermensch: Evolution Beyond the Species,' which adds a level of real cohesion to the varying music. Ultimately the changes may not be overwhelming, but in addition to the two newest members (line-up changes will invariably influence direction), this stylistic leap is, we feel, a real progression for Eclipse Eternal."
Finland's Maveth has been confirmed to play at the Black Mass Ritual Festival III on Friday, October 1st, 2010. The festival takes place in Helsinki, and further details can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Sadistic Intent, Witchcrist, Neutron Hammer, Craven Idol, Vorum, and more.
Canada's Naraka has issued the following announcement about writing new material:
"It's the time of the season... for writing! Been feeling the itch. The old demo tracks which have been piling up since recording the last album are straining the ropes that held them in. This time, Naraka has another member to co-write this new album attempt with. Aaron has gone over the song ideas since, and is looking forward to being a part of this creative process.
"It's funny how different seasons trigger different emotions. This fall definitely has Naraka written all over it! Cheers friends!"
You can also check out Naraka's music via this location.
Van Canto has posted the music video for their song "Magic Taborea." The video takes place in the world of Taborea of the MMORPG "Runes of Magic." The features a backing orchestra in addition to the a cappella group.
Watch the video below:
Mammoth Lakes, Californian blackened death metal band VALDUR unleashed their full-length album "Raven God Amongst Us" earlier this summer. Featuring nine tracks, the self-financed album was recorded at Trench Studios and released via drummer Sxuperion's own BloodyMountain Records. The band recently posted the music video for the song "Vicious Existence," which can be seen below:
The video was done by Sxuperion within the Mammoth Lakes area (except for the tree photo at beginning, by Scot/Tarna).
A new video interview has been posted online featuring Devildriver's Mike Spreitzer. The interview was conducted by Metal Assualt.
You can view the video interview below:
Ohio alternative metallers Mushroomhead has posted a teaser clip for it's forthcoming new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Come On" which included on the band's upcoming studio album “Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children“, which is due out through Megaforce Recordson September 28, 2010.
You can view the video below:
Finnish melodic metallers Children Of Bodom has posted a new video containing footage of it's current recording sessions. The band are currently recording the follow up to 2008's "Blooddrunk."
You can view the video below:
Shreveport, Louisiana progressive metallers IWrestledABearOnce has announced the dates for it's forthcoming tour of Japan. Support on the tour will come from Closure In Moscow and Fact.
IWrestledABearOnce Japanese tour dates:
November 26 – Tokyo - Zepp Tokyo
November 28 – Koriyama - Hip Shot Japan
November 30 – Matsuyama - Salonkitty
December 1 – Takamatsu - Dime
December 3 – Hiroshima - Club Quattro
December 4 – Okayama - Image
December 7 – Osaka - Big Cat
The Left Rights, the electronic side project from Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine and Steve Righ, has posted the tracklisting for it's forthcoming full length album. The album, titled "Bad Choices Made Easy," is set for a Novemver 9, 2010 release date through UppityCracker Records.
Here's the "Bad Choices Made Easy" tracklisting:
1. Bruja De Los Jaime
2. I’m On Crack
3. Jack The Riffer
5. Fuck MSI
6. Fart Doodie And A Cocky Pee
7. Deuce Courtesans And A Lambs Tail Of Snuff
8. Why You In My Phyzical
9. I Like The Smell Of My Amiga
10. Whistling Dixie
12. Da Finga
13. Geeks For Fans
15. Young Black And Constipated
17. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
18. Fire In The Kitchen
19. The Mask Of Zorro
20. Alabaster Street
22. Pope John Paul The 3rd
23. Little Hard On’s
24. The Man With Ze Mustache
25. Force You To Love Me
26. Eagle Head
27. Twinkle Twinkle
28. Genesis 16:12
30. Ass In My Face Part 1
31. Ass In My Face Part 2
33. Mike B. Good
35. Free Porn
36. Super Suburb Chix
38. Party Time Crust Cakes
39. Pictures Of Doodie
40. Cheaper By The Fruzzen
41. Magic Bone
Vancouver, Canada's metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted the second studio video for his forthcoming solo album "Ghost" online. "Ghost" is the third album in a four part series, following 2009's "Ki" and "Addicted." "Ghost" is planned for an early March, 2011 release. According to Devin Townsend "Ghost" will feature hist "subtle and quiet" music released in his career.
You can view the video below:
New Haven, Connecticut hardcore act Hatebreed has announced the dates for it's upcoming tour of Europe in December. Hatebreed have confirmed 10 dates, with more expected to be announced soon.
Hatebreed European tour dates:
12/06 – Bristol, UK - The Fleece
12/07 – Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
12/08 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
12/09 – Sheffield, UK - Corporation
12/10 – Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
12/11 – Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
12/13 – Leeds, UK - Cockpit
12/14 – Manchester, UK - Club Academy
12/15 – Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
12/16 – London, UK - Garage
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