Metal News for September 26, 2010
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13 news articles posted on this day.
London, Ontario, Canada metal act Baptized In Blood, managed by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, has revealed the artowork to it's self-titled Roadrunner Records debut. The artwork can be viewed at this location. The album is set for release on October 19, 2010 through Roadrunner Records.
"Baptized In Blood" tracklisting:
1. Up Shirts Down Skirts
2. Dirty’s Back
3. Game On
4. Only Cure
5. Down and Out
7. Last Line Lady
8. My Salute
9. Go It Alone
10. Will Of A Demon
11. Sinking Ships
12. Event Horizon
Stockholm, Sweden death metal act Insision has announced its seperation from Dental Records. The band commented by saying:
"Insision have worked on new material and so far it feels like the the best killer songs we have ever written. Complex riffing with low gutural vocals will be delivered. So if you are interested in having Insision on your roster, do not hesitate to contact us."
Israeli metal band Road to Evenmind recently wrapped up recording their new album, "Diagnosis: Unsolved," which was mixed by top producer Michael Wagener. The band also released a new video clip of the song "Life's Bottom Line" which contains exlusive footage from the recording and mixing sessions. The album will be soon available to purchase on their official website.
Georgia state progressive sludge metallers Kylesa has posted a new video onlince documenting its current recording process for "Spiral Shadow." The follow up to 2009' "Static Tensions" will be the fifth release for the band and will also be the band's first full length length effort for new label home Season Of Mist Records. The album was recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina with band member and renowned producer Phillip Cope. "Spiral Shadow" is set for release on October 26th, 2010.
You can view the video below:
Just For Fun
When the "death metal rooster" video started making its way around the internet, I wasn't that impressed. But the original version was not set to any music. I just recently ran into this version, which does the rooster more justice (music by Talanas):
Here's the original just for the hell of it:
Facebook reader Victoria Willis also tipped us off to "Death Metal Rooster Redux" and "Death Metal Rooster Berserk," which are both full of win and viewable below: More...
Australian metal band Dreadnaught and Adelaide heavyweights Se Bon Ki Ra have announced a series of live shows through Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania between October and December, 2010. The tour will take in Sydney’s "Yarr-fest" on October 29th for the Lord EP launch (also with Perth’s Voyager), and the annual Victorian "Sonic Forge Festival" on December 4th at The Esplanade Hotel in Melbourne (full lineup to be announced soon).
Here are the Dreadnaught/Se Bon Ki Ra Live Oblivion tour 2010 dates:
Oct 15 @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Se Bon Ki Ra only)
Oct 22 @ The Tote, Melbourne
Oct 29 @ ‘Yarr-Fest’ – The Gaelic, Sydney
Oct 30 @ The Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Nov 5 @ The Karova Lounge, Ballarat (Dreadnaught only)
Nov 13 @ The Sound Shell, Murray Bridge (Se Bon Ki Ra only)
Nov 26 @ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Nov 27 @ The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston
Dec 4 @ Sonic Forge Festival – The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne (Dreadnaught only)
Dec 10 @ The Newmarket Hotel, Bendigo (Dreadnaught only)
Dec 11 @ Uni Bar, Adelaide
Polish death metal quintet Calm Hatchery, which features past and present members of Dead Infection and Tehace, has finished putting final touches on the band's second album, entitled "Sacrilege Of Humanity." Calm Hatchery has signed a European deal with Selfmadegod, and the album will hit stores on November 15th, 2010. The new album was recorded at Hertz Studio, Bialystok and supervised by Wieslawscy Bros (Behemoth, Vader, Hate). Cover artwork is being designed by Mentalporn (Deathstars, Behemoth).
Guitar player Huzar commented on the album: "We put all passion and determination from our hearts into this music. Our band went through some hard time during last year, but the faith in what we’re doing and the need to create music was the reason that our music grew mature. One thing can be said for sure: the music we offer these days is full of emotions and let it be the keynote of upcoming album. It’s hard to be original these days and we do not pretend to be – we’re not afraid to admit it and we’ll accept all comparisons. I’d like to encourage you to listen to our new songs."
Two new songs from "Sacrilege Of Humanity" are currently available for streaming at the band’s Myspace page.
Awake has posted a promo video for the band's upcoming 10 year anniversary show, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Hiya all. Chris & Alex have taken time out to give you all an insight to the up coming 10 year anniversary gig on November 13th 2010, Cambridge. Take a look and if that gets your taste buds drooling for more, tickets are still available in our shop for just £4. Lots of surprises in store and support from our special guests from London town, The Mariana Hollow. Stay AWAKE for more updates!"
Romanian black metal act Negura Bunget has issued the following statement about missing the band's scheduled appearance at the Steel Meets Steel festival:
"Negura Bunget would like to express sincere apologies for not being able to make it at this year edition of Steel Meets Steel Festival. Some problems with our transportation on the way to the festival made it impossible to get there in time. We are really sorry for all the people that came to see us there!
"At the same time we are happy to announce now that we will play at the next year edition of the festival. The exact date of the festival is not scheduled yet, but nonetheless, we will play there for sure in 2011. Hope to see you all there!"
Swedish act Scarpoint has issued the following announcement about hosting a release party:
"Hey fuckers! Hope you´re having a great time! We are gonna have a unofficial release party of Sweden United at the 6th of October at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm with our friends in F.K.Ü. We are currently working on a bunch of supprices so make sure to be there! See ya there fuckers!"
Sweden's Within Y has posted the first in a series of studio video reports online, which can be viewed here. The band also commented on the recording process:
"Erik 'Bönan' Hagström, a.k.a. The Machine Gun, has been delivering some serious punishment to his space ship drum kit the last two days, and somehow managed to record all 11 tracks. So... with the drums all recorded we've moved on to setting up our guitar rig and to record the first couple of guitar tracks. Mikael is doing quite well, in spite of the fact that the metronome sometimes counts to 5, and not to 4 as he is used to (he is a routine-like kind of guy in many ways). That's all for today! Also, make sure to have a look at our studio report (is posted separately)!"
New York undoubtedly created some of the best hardcore music of all time, producing such bands as Agnostic Front, Murphy's Law and Sick Of It All. Not only that, it also birthed some of the best bands in thrash metal, such as Nuclear Assault and Toxik, so it was inevitable that the two extreme genres would eventually meet. The band that became known for eventully bringing these two genres together would be the sometimes hilarious, always controversial, Stormtroopers Of Death. The nucleus of the band began when Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian befriended hardcore punk fan Billy Milano at one of the legendary CBGB matinees, before Ian deided to create his own hardcore band centred around a character he created named, "Sargent D." Ian asked Milano to be the group's frontman, and completed the lineup by recruiting Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, along with Nuclear Assault bassist Danny Lilker (who had also spent some time in Anthrax.) They were able to grab the attention of Johnny Zazula's Megaforce Records with their demo, "Crab Society North," which featured no less than sixty three songs. They quickly signed to Megaforce and recorded and mixed their debut album in just three days. The album, "Speak English Or Die" attracted some controversy due to it's title and politically incorrect, though tongue in cheek lyrics, which Lilker admitted were written with the sole intention of offending people. Nonetheless, the record has gone down as one of the true classics of thrash metal, as well as a blueprint of crossover thrash and earned plenty of good reviews, as well as a spot opening for Motorhead at the time.
Although a second S.O.D. album entitled, "U.S.A. For S.O.D." was planned, it never materialised and the members returned to their respetive bands, while singer Billy Milano formed a new group called Method Of Destruction, whose debut album, "U.S.A. For M.O.D." featured many lyrics written by Scott Ian. Even while the members were busy with Anthrax, Nuclear Assault and M.O.D., the band still retained a cult following and eventually reunited for a one off show at The Ritz in New York in 1992, which was released as the live album, "Live At Budokan." The live album featured not only their own material, but also covers from such a diverse range of artists as Nirvana, Ministry and Fear, along with performing the Method Of Destruction song, "Get A Real Job." Five years later, the band reunited once more, which resulted in their first European show taking place at Germany's With Full Force festival. Not only did the band perform again, but they released a new studio album in 1999 entitled, "Bigger Than The Devil." Again, the album contained many songs with humourous lyrics, that ranged from parodying other bands like Slayer, ("Seasons Of The Obese") and Celtic Frost ("Celtic Frosted Flakes,") to downright silliness ("Monkeys Rule," "King At The King," "Frankenstein and His Horse.") The album received mostly positive feedback and the band toured all over the world to support it's release, resulting in the live DVD, "Speak English Or Live."
Following the release of another DVD entitled, "Kill Yourself: The Movie!," the band broke up after reported disagreements between Scott Ian and Billy Milano. A posthumous album named, "Rise Of The Infidels" was finally released in 2007, which was described as an "extended E.P." and featured previously recorded material, including covers of Agnostic Front and Negative Approach, as well as live recordings and many of their "Ballads" (which were merely small parts of songs by a famous, deceased musician with the phrase "You're dead!" thrown in.) Despite the positive reviews the E.P. garnered, Milano has stated that the record is "the last of S.O.D." and that fans shouldn't expect a reunion to happen. Today, Scott Ian and Charlie Benante are still in Anthrax, Billy Milano continued Method Of Destruction until it's final show in 2008 and Danny Lilker performs with several bands, including Nuclear Assault and Brutal Truth. S.O.D.'s influence on heavy music can still be heard today, with many big names of modern metal and hardcore citing them as an influence, including Corey Taylor of Slipknot/ Stone Sour and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and Kingdom Of Sorrow. More...
Not the first venue on the metal circuit, the Allways Lounge was clean and quiet. A pair of boots covered in disco ball mirrors hung from the ceiling lighted by a single stagelight. A decrepit paino sat next to the low, round stage. The bands of the night were all different from each other; each had a style miles away from the next. Punk, jam, and sludge; what a tasty mix. Of course, every band was incredible in their own way. And although it didn’t take place in the smelly, dank places we’re used to, it was kind of nice to breathe semi-fresh air. More...