Metal News for September 28, 2010
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Los Angeles progressive post-metallers Intronaut have posted a second studio webisode online. The video documents the recording of the forthcoming studio album "In the Valley of Smoke." "In the Valley of Smoke" is set for release on October 12, 2010 through Century Media Records.
You can view the video below:
Just For Fun
Here is an interesting audition video for the Portuguese version of American Idol, known as "Ídolos." The video features a Trvium fan who gives the band's "Ember To Inferno" song a try after his first attempt at a pop song doesn't go to well. "Ember To Inferno" begins at around the 30 second mark.
You can view the audition clip below:
Springfield, Massachusetts metalcore act All That Remains has posted a 6 minute album sampler to YouTube. The video contains 30 second clips from all 12 songs featured on it's forthcoming studio album, titled "For We Are Many." The album is set for release on October 12, 2010 through Prosthetic Records/Razor & Tie.
You can view the album below:
Bring Me The Horizon has uploaded its entire new album "There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret" via the band's MySpace profile. The new album is set for release on on October 5th, 2010 in the US and October 4th in Europe. You can listen to the album at this location.
Here is the "There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret" tracklisting:
1. Crucify Me
3. It Never Ends
5. Don’t Go
6. Home Sweet Hole
7. Alligator Blood
11. Blessed With A Curse
12. The Fox And The Wolf
Phoenix, Arizona metalcore act The Word Alive has recorded a cover of the Kanye West Top 40 hit "Heartless" which is to be included on the forthcoming "Punk Goes Pop Vol.3" compilation. The compilation also features covers of Akon's "Right Now" and Justin Timberlake's "My Love" as performed by metalcore acts Asking Alexandria and We Came As Romans. "Punk Goes Pop Vol.3" is set for release on November 2, 2010 through Fearless Records.
Here is the "Punk Goes Pop Vol.3" tracklisting:
1. Breathe Carolina – “Down” (Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne)
2. Woe, Is Me – “Hot ‘N Cold” (Katy Perry)
3. Artist Vs Poet – “Bad Romance” (Lady GaGa)
4. Mayday Parade – “In My Head” (Jason Derulo)
5. Asking Alexandria – “Right Now (Na Na Na)” (Akon)
6. This Century – “Paper Planes” (M.I.A.)
7. The Word Alive – “Heartless” (Kanye West)
8. Family Force 5 – “Bulletproof” ( La Roux)
9. Of Mice & Men – “Blame It” (Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain)
10. Miss May I – “Run This Town” ( Jay-Z ft. Kanye West, Rihanna)
11. The Ready Set – “Airplanes” ( B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams)
12. Cute Is What We Aim For – “Dead And Gone” ( T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake)
13. Sparks The Rescue – “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum)
14. We Came As Romans – “My Love” ( Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.)
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Dave Khan of Vancouver, BC-based folk metal band Scythia shares a pit story from a Canadian pirate bar:
2009, year of our lord... We took a ferry across the Straight and played a little show.
The place was called the Cambie and it was an open concept pirate bar, constructed perhaps in one of the last few centuries. It had a particular rustic charm that felt very inviting for Scythia.
We opened our set by explaining who we were and then wasted no time in kicking off into Sailor's Accolade, which was an obvious pick. The seawater in the blood of the inn's patrons began dancing as a pit immediately formed.
The pit was unrelenting for the entire course of our set. Bodies were tossed about the front of the stage. Beer was spilled all over our guitar pedals and best of yet... Our merch booth (which in hind sight was poorly positioned near the stage) was lying completely horizontal with beer, cider and other miscellaneous bar fluids forming a thick coat over every t-shirt and CD.
We finished the set and realized that this crowd threw down. They were indeed pirates and knew the spirit of a primal pit. I shook hands with some of the more dominating pit characters only to be gifted with a combination of blood, sweat and ale.
T'was a fantastic eve of destruction!
Scythia is currently touring Canada on the "Exiled Across Canada" tour. The band also released a new song "Fierce Riders of Scythia" for free on the band's bandcamp page. Check out more of their music there or their MySpace page.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
In it's 18th year, Australia's Big Day Out festival has announced the lineup for the 2011 tour. The festival will be headlined by Tool as well and also feature Rammstein, Deftones, Andrew W.K., Airbourne, Wolfmother, Iggy Pop and many more.
Sponsors FasterLouder have announced the full 2011 Big Day Out lineup:
Iggy And The Stooges
Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77
Primal Scream Screamadelica Live
The Black Keys
The Jim Jones Revue
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Crystal Castles ( East Coast only )
John Butler Trio
Birds Of Tokyo
Kids Of 88
The Naked & Famous
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Slipknot released the new DVD "(sic)nesses" today, Tuesday September 28th. The band has now posted a third teaser trailer for the new release, which can be viewed below.
Sweden's Bibleblack has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously schedule shows Henriksberg and The Cave:
"Due to a case of force majour we have to announce that the gigs at Henriksberg, 1/10/10(Gbg) and at The Cave, 2/10/10 (Sthlm) are postponed to a date yet unknown. But we're working as we speak on confirming new dates for these gigs and will keep you informed of corpse! For all you vampires hungry for fresh blood, get your as to Boden (SWE) for the Noridc Rage Metal Festival the 27/11."
CHROMIUM will be going into studio to record their follow up album to their sophomore release "Confessions Of A Hero." The untitled project is the group’s third album.
The third release will be available early next year and the set release date will be announced soon. The album will be recorded at Sonic Precision studios as well as other locations that bring the best out of the band. The band’s own Jared Gunston will be producing the record.
CHROMIUM's lineup is as follows:
Jared Gunston – vocals & guitar
Justin Du Preez – vocals & guitar
Adrian Basson – bass
Hannes Matthysen – drums
Dutch metal band MARTYR are back on the road again. This time MARTYR will also support Vicious Rumors on their 2nd part of their European tour this fall.
Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
02.okt.2010 Havenrock fest - Devopand Deventer NL
03.okt.2010 MMMIV fest - Little Devil - Tilburg NL
24.okt.2010 The Pit - Terneuzen NL *
30.okt.2010 Metalshock Fest - Musikzentrum - Hannover- Ger *
04.nov.2010 Sala Otto - Gijon - Spain *
05.nov.2010 La Fabrica de Chocolate - Vigo – Spain*
06.nov.2010 Side B - Lisbon – Portugal*
07.nov.2010 Ritmo Y Compas - Madrid – Spain*
26.nov.2010 Azotod - De Meern - NL
04 dec 2010 Gonz - Gouda –NL
*Supporting Vicious Rumors More...
Wolfshade is currently streaming a song online from the band's new album "When Above..." exclusively through Decibel Magazine. The song "Thrénodie Pour Un Astre Mourant" can be heard at this location. The new album was recorded at Raven Circle Studios in France. You can also check out samples from the "When Above..." album via the Wolfshade MySpace profile.
U.K. doom act Witchsorrow will re-issue the band's self titled album on October 26th, 2010. Witchsorrow main man Nick commented on the band's place in the music industry:
"I think we sit on the outside. I've always had a bit of a distaste for the more jock end of the metal spectrum, where it's all Jagermeister, tits and clowning around. We're not like that. I don't think we could be considered 'cool' or anything, I just want the music to be a cauldron of bad vibes to tip over the audience, really.
"I wanted the band to be everything I loved about doom. I'd see a lot of bands in Vitus shirts around, but it was all feedback and sludge and screaming. I like that stuff, but there weren't hardly any bands doing doom the way I loved it, doom METAL. Some bands try not to be associated with metal, whereas we're nothing else! We're just very slow, miserable metal."
"Witchsorrow" was recorded at Foel Studios (Amon Duul II, Blue Cheer, Van Der Graaf Generator, Groundhogs, Hawkwind, Napalm Death, etc.) and produced by Chris Fielding. You can also check out the band's music via the Witchsorrow MySpace page.
Selfmadegod Records will release the new Wojczech full-length album "Pulsus Letalis" on CD in mid-October. Four new four tracks from the upcoming album are available for streaming now at this location. "Pulsus Letalis" was recorded by Pierre Bernhard at Sessionstudio/Ostseerockstudio and mixed and mastered by Harris Johns (Coroner, Kreator, Voivod, Pestilence) at Musiclab. The track listing is as follows:
7. Maggots In Your Coffin
9. Pulsus Letalis
12. 67°48’0’’N 12°50’0’’O
Norway's Dødheimsgard has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:
"It is that time again when you throw away your leather jacket and get your straight-jacket on! A master-plan of dirty deeds is currently under construction at supervillain HQ. The first menacing news rumored is that DHG has a confirmed court order at a major open-air festival next year. A more extensive international spree is, at this very moment, under consultation with our partners in crime.
"DHG's arsenal of despicable actions on display next year are as follows: Traces of Reality, Ion Storm, Å Slakte Gud, Vendetta Assassin, Monumental Possession and more. After three years in a shared cell at the institute for the musically insane, Vicotnik and Kvohst have turned a thousand burdens into 30 new tunes and texts. Once they are given an unclean bill of health, a new album will be discharged and released...
"Two new inmates have joined the Asylum. Vooren (drums) and Blargh from Nidingr (guitars). Both Vooren and Blargh have perfected their individual crafts for years and have had extensive band-experience before joining the DHG asylum. Both are looking forward to their new existence as unproductive members of society.
"Today's line up is: Vicotnik, Kvosht, Clandestine, Jormundgand, Vooren and Blargh. Stay tuned for updates, photos, music and other sorts of twists and turns."
Dutch black 'n rollers Heretic have announced their new album "Praising Satan" consists of re-recordings from the band's first two albums. Heretic has also announced the following upcoming tour dates in support of the album:
10/8 Helvete > Oberhausen, Germany - Official Release Party
10/13 Cassiopeia > Berlin, Germany - w/ The Devils Blood
10/14 Exit Chmelnice > Prague, Czech Republic - w/ The Devils Blood
10/15 Tuzrakter > Budapest, Hungary - w/ The Devils Blood
10/16 Szene > Vienna, Austria - w/ The Devils Blood
10/23 JC Todo > Best, Holland - w/ Shining & Enthroned
11/27 La Peniche Igel Rock > Valenciennes, France - w/ Nocturnal
Oceano has announced the first dates for the "Contagion Across The Nation" tour (presented by Outburn Magazine). This is the Billboard-charting deathcore act's first solo headlining run in North America as well as the band's first tour after the release of the new album, "Contagion." Support with come from Chelsea Grin, Attila, In the Midst of Lions, and Monsters. The currently announced dates are as follows (with more to be announced soon):
11/5 Detroit, MI @ Hayloft
11/6 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
11/8 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/9 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront
11/10 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
11/11 Providence, RI @ Jerky's
11/12 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
11/13 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/14 Richmond, VA @ The Hat Factory
11/17 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
11/19 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
11/20 Dallas, TX @ Rail Club
11/22 Wichita, KS @ Oz Cafe
11/23 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/24 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/27 West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
Bring Me The Horizon has announced the following updated 2011 tour schedule with Architects and The Devil Wears Prada:
1/14 Volhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
1/15 Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
1/16 Arena, Vienna, Austria
1/18 Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
1/19 Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1/20 AB, Brussels, Belgium
1/21 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
1/22 La Bataclan, Paris, France
1/23 Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
1/25 Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
1/26 KB, Malmo, Sweden
1/27 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
1/29 House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland
1/31 Trädgårn, Gothenburg, Sweden
2/1Vega (Main Hall), Copenhagen, Denmark
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
Amaranthe has issued the following announcement about entering Hansen Studios to record a new album:
"Hey people! First of all, thanks to all the people coming out to our show in Gothenburg last weekend and made the night truly special for us, especially those of you who traveled very long distances to see us, you know who you are!
"We're set to enter Hansen Studios in Denmark, Ribe in just one week on October 6th, and from that day onwards we will post video diaries, pictures, studio blogs and all kinds of stuff, so keep checking back to this site! More coming soon!"
Destroyer 666 has announced tonight's (September 28th) previously scheduled Dublin show is canceled due to the band's bus breaking down. The band's MySpace page has been updated with a brief message stating that the Liverpool show for tomorrow is still set to take place. You can still catch Destroyer 666 live on the following dates:
9/29 2010 The Masque Liverpool, Merseyside, UNITED KINGDOM
10/1 2010 Nouveau Casino Paris, FRANCE
10/2 2010 Ubu Rennes, FRANCE
10/3 2010 Ninkasi Kao Lyon, FR, FRANCE
10/4 2010 Dynamo Saal Zurich, SWITZERLAND
10/5 2010 Nachtleben Frankfurt, GERMANY
10/6 2010 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, GERMANY
10/7 2010 Pieffe Factory Gorizia, ITALY
10/8 2010 Z-Bau Nürnberg, GERMANY
10/9 2010 Backstage München, GERMANY
10/10 2010 Blue Hell Club Budapest, Budapest
10/11 2010 Tineretului Hall Baia Mare, Baia Mare, ROMANIA
10/12 2010 Silver Church Bucharest, ROMANIA
10/13 2010 R.B.F CLUB Sofia, BULGARIA
10/15 2010 MC Pekarna Maribor, SLOVENIA
10/17 2010 Loch Ness Club Krakow, POLAND
10/18 2010 Progresja Warsaw, POLAND
10/20 2010 Outback Kassel, GERMANY
10/22 2010 Hellraiser Leipzig, GERMANY
10/23 2010 Matrix Club Prag, CZECH REPUBLIC
10/24 2010 Viper Room Wien, AUSTRIA
10/26 2010 Centre Culturel de Flemalle Liege, BELGIUM
10/27 2010 Baroeg Rotterdam, SWEDEN
10/28 2010 Marx Hamburg, GERMANY
10/29 2010 Kultur Bolaget malmoe, SWEDEN
10/30 2010 Betong Oslo, NORWAY
10/31 2010 Klubben Stockholm, SWEDEN
Singapore based metallers Wormrot have posted another tour blog online via InvisibleOranges.com. An excerpt from the blog follows.
Things have been a bit rough lately. The drive from Denver to Albuquerque, New Mexico was around 8 – 9 hours. Upon reaching there, we had some burritos for a late lunch. It was a nice change of appetite coz we’ve been having pizzas almost everyday. Don’t get me wrong, pizzas are good, but everyday you kind of feel quite sick of it. Hehe… Anyway, the gig wasn’t as massive as the one in Denver. Turnout wasn’t as big as the place, but it was OK, I guess. The good thing is, some of the band members from Noisear came down for the gig. Was great to meet them. One of them played in a side band called The Laughing Dog. Man, they really kill!! Brutal band!!! It was an honor to meet some of the boys from Noisear and share the stage with The Laughing Dog. And guess what we had for dinner… Pizzas.
The next morning, we left the place at around 8:30am. Had our usual snappy Starbucks coffee with breakfast from Arby’s and head off to Oklahoma City for a gig at The Conservatory. Another long ass drive! What was supposed to be a 10 hours drive became 12 hours due to some complications on the highway in Amarillo, Texas. For the 1st time in our lives, we experienced real flood!!! The flood was so bad that some cars were covered in water. That totally sucks big time, man! We were damn lucky not to get stuck in the flood coz all the Wormrot boys can’t swim, for goodness sake!! Traffic was slow coz they had to block some parts of the road. And so we arrived late while the 1st band was playing. No bullshit, just load in and fucking play! Another small turnout for us considering the size of the place. LOL… But it was a fun gig. Sound system was good and the crowd was crazy, too. There was no place for us to sleep that night. so Mike had to drive to a hotel so that we can all have our beauty sleep. Oh yeah, the promoter did get us some food though. Pizzas.
This morning, we had another early start at 8:30am, coz it is another 8 hours drive. Breakfasts at Denny’s were big portions. We had 1 free meal coz of birthday special. Saved $6, y’all!! And now, we’re on the way to San Antonio, Texas to share the stage with Phobia and PLF!! Stoked as fuck, let’s fucking go!More...
Roadrunner Records is currently streaming Megadeth's new track "Sudden Death" online, which was made specifically for the "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" video game. The song can be heard through the player below.
Today is the Day is re-issuing "In The Eyes Of God" album, today September 28th, via Relapse Records. To mark the re-release the band is streaming the entire album online at this location.
The re-mastered, re-packaged album includes six bonus demo tracks and a full-length DVD. The DVD was complied by Today is the Day's Steve Austin and features rare live and rehearsal footage with the "In The Eyes Of God" line-up consisting of Austin, Bill Kelliher (Mastodon, ex-Lethargy), and Brann Dailor (Mastodon, ex-Lethargy).
Israeli metal band Dagor Dagorath has issued the following brief announcement about parting ways with vocalist Larion: "Dagor Dagorath has announced recently about the leaving of Larion, who's been their vocalist for two years. They are now looking for a new singer and currently working on their 2nd album." You can also check out the band's music via the official Dagor Dagorath MySpace page.
Gwydion has posted a new music video online for the song "From Hel To Asgard," which is off the "Horn Triskelion" album. The video clip can be viewed below.
Austrian metal act Mastic Scum has announced the following upcoming tour dates:
02.10.2010 "Tortour Festival" - Warth (AUT) Mastic Scum, Death Mentality, Sadako, Undertow
22.10.2010 "Divadlo pod Lampou" - Pilsen (CZ) Eternal Bleeding, Craniotomy, Morbid Butcher
23.10.2010 "Adipocire Festival IX" - Praha (CZ) Fleshless, Mastic Scum, Disfigured Corpse
12.11.2010 t.b.a. (CZ) Mastic Scum & more
13.11.2010 "Goremageddon IV" - Görlitz (GER) Prostitute Disfigurement, Mastic Scum, Wandar
19.11.2010 "Fest der Pfosten" - Weiz (A) Mambo Kurt, Belphegor, Mastic Scum, Darkfall
18.12.2010 t.b.a. (AUT) Mastic Scum & more
Greek band Tardive Dyskinesia has posted a tour video online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the footage: "Hello there! Check out the video from our latest tour in Europe! (supporting Pro-Pain) and have fun! Skatomalakomethistakes (shit-drunk-assholes)!"
Machinae Supremacy has issued the following statement about releasing a new album titled "A View From the End of the World:"
"Machinae Supremacy's newest album, A View From the End of the World, is set to be released on November 3rd this year. On it will be 14 tracks of nothing but pure win, including the highly anticipated March of the Undead IV. Preorders will be available October 6th in the MachinaeShop.
"As a big 'Thank you!' for all of your support, as well as appeasing your appetite for SID metal, Gazz has written up a play-by-play of each of the songs and posted it on the forums. Do NOT click that link unless you want spoilers!
"Not only that, but he posted the cover artwork on Facebook for everyone to enjoy. Following the release of this album will be more MaSu merch available and a new look for the website, among some other things. The merch should hit the WebShop on October 6th, the same day as the album becomes available for preorder."
Sweden's Slodust has issued the following update about parting ways with vocalist Denniz Schenström:
"Member of Slodust steps down. We are sad to inform you guys that Denniz Schenström has left Slodust. No hard feelings between Denniz and the rest of the band. We love him as our brother, and wish him the best in the life he has chosen. Due to this, we are in a need of a new singer! Now is your chance, it wont come again... Mail email@example.com if you are interested."
Three fan-filmed video clips are available of Maim performing at the Killtown Deathfest, which can be viewed below. Maim also commented on the clips:
"There are some videos of us when we played at Killtown Deathfest, Copenhagen! Check them out! And thanks to everyone that attended to KTDF, for endless skullcrushing and hellraising! Special thanks to Zachary Suetta for the videos!"
Massachusetts based black metal act Sorrowseed has issued the following brief update about streaming two new songs online:
"Two new songs have been added, from our upcoming debut CD. One from the Reaping Willow's side, entitled, 'The Willow's Edge,' and one from the Scarab Prophet's side, entitled, 'The Obelisk.' These are but a taste of what will follow this winter. Enjoy, mortals!"
You can check out the tracks via the Sorrowseed MySpace page.
After running into some setbacks and having to recover and re-record a number of parts, Virgin Steele has finally completed their new album, "The Black Light Bacchanalia." Here's the final update for Metalunderground.com from frontman David DeFeis on the recording of the new album:
Well, believe it or not we have actually finished the album and sent it off to our label, Steamhammer SPV for publication/replication. It was a mad, wild time these past few weeks & days recording and mixing like banshees! But we made it. A week ago seems like an entire lifetime ago. It seems like every possible situation and change of season has occurred in a matter of hours and days. I personally went through the full dynamic range of emotional upheavals possible. One minute I was on top of the World, the next completely beneath it...and everything in between. Through it all as we say here in the Land Of Steele....we remained...Invictus!
As always, when it comes time to actually part with an album and send it off into the World, I get very crazy. I always want to completely re-do it, to go back to the beginning and live with everything longer, but this of course is impossible. I am always frantic and rushed with every album, but this one was exceptionally challenging. Its birth was very much like how they did it in the long, long past, when people like Chuck Berry or Elvis would record a song, and then it would be immediately pressed and released only a few short hours later. After finishing these final mixes, I straight away began the process to send the album over to our label, so I really did not have the opportunity to live with these final mixes, listen back and adjust anything along the way. I trust that all turned out well and can only judge things from my initial gut reaction, which was that everything seems fine and nice and raw! In the end Life goes on and all projects must have their completion, and this one is now well on its way to landing in your hands soon. I hope you enjoy it. All of us here in the House Of Steele stand behind it, and think that it makes a very appropriate soundtrack to the coming Autumnal Season. We poured all our blood, sweat, & energy into these tracks and everything from $200 dollar scotch (a very nice gift from a Fan) to 7-11 coffee went into the making of it. May it empower you and take you on journeys both strange & beautiful....
Long Island female-fronted metal band Cosmo's Moon has posted their new single, "Consumed By Hate," online in anticipation of their upcoming CD entitled "Beautiful Agony." You can stream the song on the band's MySpace page.
The band has a few shows lined up:
Oct 16 2010 1:00P - Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, NJ
Oct 24 2010 4:00P - Madison's Bar & Grille East Northport, New York
Nov 5 2010 10:00P - The Zebra Club Copiague, NY
Mongrel has released their new EP "The New Breed of Old School" featuring 6 songs from their debut full length album "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda" (Screaming Ferret Wreckords / Locomotive Records), re-recorded with the band's new line-up consisting of Jessica Sierra (vocals), Adam Savage (guitar), Rev (bass), and Dave Kazukiewicz (drums).
Band founder Savage stated, "After 6 years of male singers, it was quickly decided that with the addition of our new (female) singer Jessica, it was going to be important to re-introduce the band and the songs to the fans in order to let them hear for themselves what made her the clear choice to take singer job for Mongrel. By picking songs that have essentially been fan favorites from the old album, it really allows both the long term fans as well as new people to appreciate just what Jessica and our new drummer Dave bring to the table and why we feel this is the strongest line-up the band has had to date."
"The New Breed of Old School" EP was recorded at White Sight & Sound and engineered and mixed by Jim Foster (Nullset, Graveyard BBQ, Damone, POD) September 6-7th, 2010 and was released under the band's Immolation Records banner as the band has chosen to remain independent thus far since their mutually agreed upon split with former label Screaming Ferret Wreckords last Fall with the release of the "Revenge" EP which garnered airplay on Sirius/XM, Music Choice, as well as multiple radio and online outlets both in the US and overseas.
Mongrel will be re-entering the studio with Jim Foster in October to begin recording their next full length album, slated for an early Spring 2011 release.
Physical copies of the EP will also be available at the band's upcoming shows:
October 1st - London Billiards/Club Oasis, Worcester, MA
October 2nd - Mad Bob's, Manchester, NH
October 15th - National Underground, New York City
October 24th- The Big Easy, Portland, ME (Breast Fest - Cancer Benefit)
October 28th - Chop Shop, Seabrook, NH
October 29th - Club Risque, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Haley)
November 4th- Middle East, Cambridge, MA (w/ The Ataris)
November 19th- Bank Street Cafe, New London, CT
November 21st- Tammany Hall, Worcester, MA
December 9th- Webster Theater, Hartford, CT (w/ Misfits)
Heaven & Hell, the band that featured the "Mob Rules" lineup of Black Sabbath, will be releasing a new live CD/DVD entitled, "Neon Nights: Live At Wacken." The package will hit the shelves on November 16th through Eagle Records. The set was the last professionally filmed performance that the band did with frontman Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away in May after battling stomach cancer.
Guitarist Scott Fraser of California thrash metal band Militia has issued the following updates on the progress of their new album:
"In DiscoBay this week doing preproduction/initial track-recording for the upcoming album of ALL NEW Militia tunes. Johnny Fain (*GobStopper Sound/Productions*) is @ the helm working some ProTools goodness & magic. So far, the music is lightyears beyond what we did in the day. And the sound we are getting is nothing short of 'hammer-of-Thor CRUSHING.' I can honestly say that the sheer power of the opening track is overwhelming."
"Pre-production wrapped up this last weekend. Matt, Tony, and I completed the first song 'SEEING RED' @ GobStopper Sound Studios in Discovery Bay, CA. The sound is pretty devastating and is WAY beyond anything from our back catalog. Unfortunately, Thayik won't be a part of the newly awakened 'beast,' and it is still unclear whether or not Dave Confer will be involved on any level. However, the the steel is being forged as I speak & the 'goods' WILL be delivered either way. "SEEING RED" is proof positive that dicks WILL be knocked into the dirt (*wink*wink*)"
Benevolent, the Kuwait based death metal band, is set to release their debut EP, "Divided" on the 5th November, 2010. The EP was recorded at Sarj's Studio, with the guidance of producer/engineer Sajid "Sarj" Masoud. The previously released song, "Haunting Shores," is included in the EP, as well as 4 other tracks. The track listing is as follows:
1. Clairvoyant Transmission
3. The Tyrant
4. Haunting Shores
5. The Quantum Paradox
The full EP will be available for free download for the first month after its release.
New Jersey death metal beast GRIMUS will be premiering and releasing songs off of their latest release, "Gutter Earth," this week. On Wednesday, September 29th, GRIMUS can be heard on the tri-state area airwaves via WSOU 89.5FM from 8pm-10pm Eastern. The broadcast may also be streamed online here.
"Gutter Earth" is a self-produced DIY effort by the band, recorded and mixed by GRIMUS guitarist Marco Bobadilla. Mastering was done by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. The EP's art was done by bassist Michael Gonçalves, which can be viewed here.
Grimus vocalist Bryan Martinez comments on the EP, "This EP to me is the darkest music we have ever written. I spent a lot of time with the lyrics and just unleashed all my hatred for everything that breathes in this disgusting place we call home, i.e. Earth. I hope you guys enjoy these songs as much as we enjoyed recording them and hope to see you at shows. Later and keep it dead." More...
Accept, the reformed German metal legends, has announced the dates for it's forthcoming headlining tour of Europe. The tour will be in support of the band's latest studio offering "Blood Of The Nations" which was released on September 14, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Accept European tour dates:
Jan. 14 - Osnabrück, Germany - Halle Gartlage
Jan. 15 - Kassel, Germany - Outback
Jan. 16 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof ter Lo
Jan. 18 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Jan. 19 - Biarritz, France - L'Attabal
Jan. 21 - Madrid, Spain - La Rivera
Jan. 22 - Pamplona, Spain - Totem
Jan. 23 - Barcelona, Spain - Apollo
Jan. 25 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Jan. 27 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini
Jan. 28 - Tuttlingen, Germany - Stadthalle
Jan. 29 - Geiselwind, Germany - Eventcentrum Strohofer
Jan. 31 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA
Feb. 01 - Wien, Austria - Arena
Feb. 02 - Budapest, Hungary - Diesel
Feb. 04 - Katowice, Poland - [to be announced]
Feb. 05 - Warsaw, Poland - [to be announced]
Feb. 06 - Gdansk, Poland - [to be announced]
Feb. 08 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
Feb. 09 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
Feb. 10 - München, Germany - Tonhalle
Feb. 12 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Masters of Rock Cafe
Feb. 13 - Athens, Greece - Fuzz Club