Metal News for September 4, 2010
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26 news articles posted on this day.
Brutal Bands recently announced the signing of Goregasm to a multi-album contract. The bans has been keeping a low profile of late, playing under the name Sadichist. GORGASM will enter Studio One on September 18th to begin recording their fourth studio album. Look for their new album along with a full line of merch and Brutal Bands package deals early 2011.
Scott of Brutal Bands comments: "I've been a huge Gorgasm fan since the early days of Stabwound Intercourse. So it is really an honor to have the opportunity to work with these guys. It was just a few weeks ago that I saw their first performance at CIM with the new 4 piece lineup performing under the name Sadichist. They were one of my favorite bands at the fest and an obvious crowd favorite as well. The return of Gorgasm will be felt around the world!"
Gorgasm drummer Kyle Christman adds: "I have always been a huge fan of Gorgasm myself, and I'm stoked as fuck to be a part of this. We as a whole have been working quietly at this for a while. We are excited to finally officially announce the news, and we're stoked about signing to Brutal Bands and entering the studio at last. We feel that this is our most brutal material yet, and long time fans won't be let down."
In the meantime, check out Goregasm on MySpace.
Earlier this week, Deftones released their latest music video for "Sextape" online. Check it out below.
The band has also announced a few new tour dates. They will perform at the Palladium on October 18 in Dallas, TX and at the Verizon Wireless Theater on October 20 in Houston, TX. Both dates will go on-sale September 10th at 10am. They'll also will perform on Octbober 23 at KUPD's Big Red Night of the Dead in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets are on sale for that show now.
Finally, Deftones will also be playing a headlining show in Oslo, Norway on November 28 at Sentrum Scene with special guests Coheed and Cambria.
Petah Tikva, Israel metallers Orphaned Land have posted a new video online showcasing some behind the scenes footage from the band's recent festival appearances. Orphaned Land are currently on tour in North America with Swallow the Sun and Katatonia.
You can view the video below:
Legendary metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted a new video documenting his current stay in the recording studio. Devin is hard at work recording the follow up to 2009's "Ki" and "Addicted" with the third album in the four part series, titled "Ghost."
You can view the album below:
U.K. based metal act Existing Threat has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Azreal Records:
"We are pleased to announce that are our new release 'Summoned by the Ancients' is available through Azreal Records. This will include a digital release of the album and all merch linked with the release, which will be available to buy online and in selected stores.
"We will have more info on future releases and more exciting tour info up very soon. We would are looking forward to working with Lewis Tollan and all at Azreal Records. See you all in the pit!!"
Canadian metallers Hellacaust have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming live shows:
10/21 2010 Nickolaj's St. John, NB, CANADA
10/22 2010 Les Katacombes Montreal, QC, CANADA
10/23 2010 Duffy's Tavern Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
10/24 2010 TBA Windsor, ON, CANADA
10/25 2010 The Spill Peterborough, ON, CANADA
10/26 2010 PK Creek Mississagua, ON, CANADA
10/27 2010 TBA Ottawa, ON, CANADA
10/28 2010 L'Agitee Quebec City, QC, CANADA
10/29 2010 The Manhatten Moncton, NB, CANADA
10/30 2010 Gus' Pub Halifax, NS, CANADA
You can also check out the band's music via this location.
A new webisode of Bullet For My Valentine from Download Festival has been posted online. Check out the video below:
Guitarist Bart Hennephof of Textures has uploaded a video clip explaining the song "Stream of Consciousness," which is from the band's second album "Drawing Circles." The video clip can be viewed below.
German black metal act Haradwaith is currently streaming the new song "Devilution" online, which can be heard at this location. The track is from the band's upcoming album "Creating Hell," which is set to be released on November 5th, 2010. The track listing for the album is as follows:
2. Laceration of Flesh
3. Open the Earth
4. Creating Hell
5. Mephistophelian Philosophy
6. Reconstruction of Chaos
7. Seed of Judas
8. Thoughts of Exit
9. Open the Earth (alternative version)
10. Mephistophelian Philosophy (alternative version)
11. Seed of Judas (alternative Version)
Montana based extreme metal act Throne of Malediction has posted a new music video online for the song "The Blinding Light." The video clip can be viewed below.
California black metal act Symphony of Horror is currently streaming several songs online from the band's new demo. The tracks "Calm of the Storm," "Deceit of Nation," "King's Fidelity," and "Kiss from Evil" can be heard via the Symphony of Horror MySpace page.
The members of Disturbed recently conduced an interview with Hot Topic regarding the band's new DVD documentary "A Decade of Disturbed" and more. Footage of the interview can be viewed below.
Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida have recently started their "European Bangover Tour" as support of Skeletonwitch and label-mates Warbringer to present their latest release "Clockwork." which came out via Century Media Records in Europe on June 21st, 2010.
Drummer Victor Varela checks in from Austria: "Everything is doing really great. Warbringer and Skeletonwitch are true hell raisers, the shows so far have been devastating and this is being the most threatening and fun tour of all time." A full report with daily updates of the tour can be found on the band’s official Facebook page.
Before hitting the road, the band filmed the video for the song "Blast Off," and recently launched a teaser for the video that can be viewed below. The video, produced by Stuffed & Nonsense Productions, will be released soon. Right after the "European Bangover Tour," the band will embark on a extensive tour around their home country of Spain. More...
Norway's Circus Maximus has checked in with the following update about pushing back the band's new album and vocalist Michael Eriksen joining Kamelot on tour:
"The recording of the new album has been set back a couple months, but we can assure you it will be worth the wait! We have really taken it farther both musically and lyrically than before. We are extremely excited with this one. As soon as we start the recordings we will bring you weekly updates with teasers, interviews and videos from the studios.
"Mike has just traveled over the pond for the Kamelot's 'Pandemonium Over North America Tour 2010.' As Roy Khan has become ill Mike has on short notice agreed to fill in for him to make this tour a reality. Filling in for such a great performer and singer from a band with so many dedicated fans is a huge thing. Mike is extremely humble and honored to be a part of this. We wish Roy all the best and quick recovery."
DevilDriver has posted the 10th edition of the band's "You May Know Us From The Stage" video series. "Chapter 10 - DevilDriver are F#%&ING Nang!" can be viewed in the video clip below.
Down has announced the new live album "Diary of a Mad Band" is to also see a vinyl release. The artwork and pre-order for the vinyl edition of "Diary of a Mad Band" can be found at this location. You can also check out Down's music via the band's official MySpace page.
Bay Area Backstage conducted an interview with David Ellefson when Megadeth played at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California on August 31, 2010. You can check out the video clip below.
Theatre of Tragedy has issued the following statement seeking donations from fans to release a farewell live DVD:
"As some of you have heard already Theatre of Tragedy are planning their first and last DVD with lots of live and background footage. This should be some kind of farewell gift to the fans. Now things have happened that make it quite difficult to get through with it.
"The band thought the financial side was cleared (about 25000 Euros) but it was withdrawn at the last moment. This was quite a shock for everyone and we thought about a solution how to still go on with the DVD. After lots of talks the label will now give 10000 Euros and the band members themselves will also give 10000 Euro for the production of the DVD. This leaves us with a missing 5000 Euros.
"Our idea now is to give you the possibility to make this DVD possible with your donations. If we don't reach 5000 Euros within a week we will pay all your donations back of course but we sadly have to bury the idea of this DVD then. If you donate 100 Euros or more we will put your name on the DVD cover and send you a signed DVD after the release. Let's give this a try. It's our last chance for a final Theatre of Tragedy release! Go here to donate."
Oslo, Norway based act Thunderbolt has issued the following announcement about the band's new album being mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque:
"Hi again! After mucho back and forth our new album will be mixed and mastered by King Diamonds axemaster, Andy LaRocque! The album will be titled 'Dung Idols' and contains 10 hard rocking tunes. The cover and booklet is still in the making, handled by Jobert Mello. See you on the road."
You can also hear sample Thunderbolt songs via the band's MySpace page.
Australia's Black Majesty has checked in with the following update about recruiting a touring drummer:
"Melbourne melodic power metallers Black Majesty will play their first show back after their recent tour of Europe by launching their new album In Your Honour on Friday 17th of September at the Bald Faced Stag – 343 Parramatta Rd. Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia. Support on the night comes from Darker Half & Hellbringer. Black Majesty also welcome Richard Evensand (Therion, Demonoid, Lions Share) who takes over as the bands touring drummer for all Australian shows whilst fulltime drummer Pavel Konvalinka is overseas."
Sample Black Majesty tracks are also available for streaming via this location.
U.K. death metallers Diamanthian have issued the following update about their drummer suffering an injury to his hand:
"Andy has suffered a broken bone in his right hand, and will have his right arm in cast until the end of September. We hope he will be back behind the drum kit for our tour with Amputated & Cancerous Womb at the end of October.
"For the upcoming Prostitute Disfigurement gig in Liverpool on 19 September, Ethereal drummer Lee Jamieson will be standing in for Andy."
Illinois based Gothic act Energy Vampires has issued the following update about re-mastering early demos and releasing them online:
"Been a while figured I would give everyone an update. Been working hard on getting my cat breeding business it's full attention and while cleaning out some storage areas I have un-earthed some cool tapes of early Energy Vampire Demos and some Slauter Xstroyes tracks never before heard by that many people. Didn’t even know I had some of these tracks in a listenable format so this might be a real treat if it works out.
"Monster Vision Records will be talking these tapes and re-mastering them and giving them a full audio restoration in hope of releasing them as an internet only album. That is, it will only be available online as a download. They are currently working on full artwork and inserts just in case we change our minds but for now it looks like it will be download only. I think the goal is to have something ready by Halloween ’10 but that is a very aggressive schedule."
Sweden's Netherbird has issued the following announcement about streaming a show about metal online with vocalist Nephente and guitarist Bizmark on Sunday, September 5th:
"Horns up friends! Tomorrow at 21.00 Swedish time Nephente and Bizmark will kick of a little streaming show about Swedish metal. Do make sure to check in if you got the time! This is the location! See you all there!"
Three piece metal act Frames is currently offering the band's debut album "The Consequences of Breathing" as a free download. The band issued the following statement about the album:
"Hey Everyone, Thanks for listening to / downloading our new album that we have up at the moment, if you would like to donate to Frames to help with production costs, and expenses of making the album we would appreciate it! You can donate to us using our email address thru pay-pal at email@example.com. Anything helps! And hell, if you are a broke ass like us and can't donate.... No hard feelings :) Take a copy of the CD for yourself at no cost.
"The CD is here at this link. Our blood, sweat, and finger longevity went into this album so we hope you enjoy! Also, the CD will be released for purchase in mid October! We will post info then in case you would like a physical copy of the CD. Thanks again for the support and any donations that you can make!"
You can also check out Frames via the band's official MySpace page.
Germany's Eis has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's keyboard player:
"Please note that Diana d'Hourtinet, our keyboard player since the beginning of 2010, is not part of the band anymore. We're going to continue as a five piece with the multi-talented Mr. Cypher D. Rex taking over the synth duties from now on. Yes, live as well (as you will have noticed in case you've witnessed us on Barther Metal Open Air)."
You can also check out the band's music via the Eis MySpace page.
Australian metal band Resist The Thought has announced Conor Ward as their new drummer. The band comments on their new drummer:
"Conor has been a good friend since the beginning of the band, he is an amazing drummer and an even better dude, we are so stoked to have him behind the kit!"
The band is excited to be able to tour again and has some new tour dates on the horizon.