Metal News for September 5, 2009
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27 news articles posted on this day.
New York's :::Killcode::: has issued the following announcement about upcoming east coast tour dates:
":::KILLCODE::: is happy to announce that we'll be main support for the Re-Fueled east coast tour (featuring Brett Scallions, Jeff Abercrombie and company performing all of Fuel's hits). Check the page for current dates and check back soon as we'll be adding more dates!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
New York metallers Zandelle have announced the following upcoming tour dates:
11/12 Kopenhagen - THE ROCK 1159 Kobenhavn K
11/13 Lübeck - treibsAND 23554 Lübeck
11/14 Berlin - Knaack 10245 Berlin, Berlin
11/15 Poznan - Blue Note tba
11/16 Wroclaw - Alibi tba
11/17 Engelsdorf - Hellraiser Leipzig/Engelsdorf
11/18 Frankfurt - Die Halle 65795 Hattersheim
11/19 Antwerpen - De Rots 2000 Antwerpen
11/20 Zaandam - De Kade Zaandam 1500 AA
11/21 Datteln - RaZ 45711 Datteln
11/22 Duisburg - Parkhaus Duisburg 47137
11/23 Hamburg Ballroom 22767 Hamburg
Iranian metal band Ahoora has announced that their new album will be titled "Awkward Diary." "Awkward Diary," the band's third studio album (following Ahoora (2006) and All In Blood with You (2007)), is expected to be out later this fall.
UK death metal band Bolt Thrower has issued the following tour recap:
"We’ve had a great couple of weekends, the first being at the Rock Area festival in Germany at the legendary Loreley Amphitheatre. We doubt the location can ever be matched, it was certainly the most amazing place we’ve ever played, and we had a killer time too." More...
Ava Inferi has issued the following announcement about performing at the Caos Emergente Open Air Festival on September 11th:
"Beauty indeed. People of all sorts, long time no written words.. Im gonna keep it short this time as well though, as we are brewing on heavier and far more important shit...(but all to its time, right?)
"Caos Emergente is upon us and we are delighted to play a part of this spectacle of spectacles in Portugal. Nothing overly new from our side, just banging the sounds the hardest possible way out of our instruments and speakers to make sure that all of you frenetically searches for the tissue in order to rescue the last of the precious ones in line...... Should be easy right? A small curiosity for you though: We are actually bringing along a 2nd drummer for the event. Well, not as much as in a 2nd drumkit drummer playing drums(-s=kit) from hell....no, more of a shaded and hooded figure armed with 2 or 3 toms to add a depth and a mysterious stigma to it all...
"We just became the definition of heavy, trust me! All good, see you in Paredes and do not hesitate to invite us all for an evening of thorough wine-tasting....after the show."
London rockers Voodoo Six have issued the following announcement the mixing process for an upcoming album:
"Mike Fraser has started mixing the second half of the album, only 4 more songs and the album is finished!! It is sounding amazing, we can't wait to get out and start playing the new songs live. We are looking into booking some shows now, so all very exciting. Also a new website is being put together and will be up and running in a matter of weeks."
Deftones has announced their participation in a couple more festivals this fall. First up, the band has been confirmed for the newly re-launched Cypress Hill SmokeOut Festival at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino on October 24, 2009. Ticket pre-sale began Friday, September 4 at 10:00am and the public on-sale date is Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am. Visit smokeoutfestival.com for more info.
Deftones will also be part of the Maquinaria Festival 2009 on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at Chácara do Jockey in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information, visit maquinariafestival.com.
Despite their recent break up (again), Nothingface has released yet another demo of their new material for download. You can download the "One Thousand Lies" demo here. This rough "first draft" demo was written and recorded by Nothingface (Holt, Maxwell, Gaal, Houck) and recorded in March 2008. Head over to Nothingfacearmy.com to download other previously release demos.
Sydney has another new metal festival as of this year. Voltage Media has announced details of the very first Deathjam, which features 10 of Australia’s finest metal performers on one stage, and will be held at The Lucky Australian in Sydney on Saturday 26th of September.
"Western Sydney has never before seen the likes of a festival such the size of this magnitude put together before. Deathjam has been put together as part of recognising that we have a community to support in this area, our 10 bands who have confirmed to play recognise Western Sydney has the potential to grow as a metal arena for future shows.
"As part of the show we have a large outdoor area for stalls to be setup with sufficient merchandise to be available and purchased. The main show will be outdoors on the main stage with a full sound system & light show provided."
The DEATHJAM 2009 line-up is as follows:
Alice Through The Windshield Glass
Spread The Ashes
For more information on Deathjam 2009, visit voltagemedia.com.au.
Swedish metallers Los Sin Nombre have issued the following announcement about streaming new songs online:
"We just posted 4 new songs here on myspace. The songs are from our forthcoming release 'Blind leading blind' and will hit your local store November 13th."
Swedish metal band Hostile Cell has issued the following studio update:
"I've stuck rhythm guitars for 7 songs so far, while waiting for Eric to finish all the remaining drum tracks. Me and Johan A will be back at the studio tomorrow to put down some more bass and guitar parts. This album is just insane. I can' wait to let you all hear it. As soon as we have something finished we'll put short clips up for you to listen to."
Dead Horse Trauma has posted a video teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "Infestation," which can be viewed below. "Infestation" will be released on November 6th. Dead Horse Trauma's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
9/26 Back In The Day MetalFest Newton, Iowa
11/7 Grinnell CD Release party @ The Eagle’s Club Grinnell, Iowa
11/8 The Garage on 105.1FM ChannelQ Ames Listening Area, Iowa
11/14 Des Moines CD Release party @ The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa More...
Mistur has posted a new song online titled "Armod," which is off the band's album "Attende." The track can be heard at the Mistur MySpace page. "Attende" was released on August 28th.
Norway's Emancer has issued the following brief update about upcoming tour dates:
"Two gigs in Norway are coming up from Emancer. First in Sogndal on September 19th and then in Oslo on October 2nd with Vreid and Iskald!"
Nine Inch Nails was forced to postpone tonight's show at The Wiltern (Saturday, September 5th) due to illness of mainman Trent Reznor. The show is now rescheduled for Thursday, September 10th, making it the last show. Full refunds are available for those unable to switch things around. For refunds, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new farewell schedule for Los Angeles now looks like this:
9/6 Echoplex (unchanged)
9/8 Henry Fonda (rescheduled date)
9/10 The Wiltern (rescheduled date)
Canadian heavy metal veterans Anvil will be appearing on the FX show, "Sons Of Anarchy" in a cameo role, it was announced today. The band will make an appearance at the beginning of the second season which premieres on September 8th at 10 O'clock. They will also be featured on the upcoming Sons Of Anarchy: North Country EP, covering The Who song, "Slip Kid."
Dusted Angel has announced the following string of upcoming California tour dates:
9/12 The Nomad Gallery Los Angeles, California
9/13 R Bar Los Angeles, California
10/18 The Blue santa cruz, California
Texas metallers Chemical Fingerprint have issued the following announcement about seeking a new drummer:
"My guess is this band is destined to go nowhere but nonetheless we are not giving up we are once again in search of a drummer. Though we enjoyed having Fred in the band he decided to exit the band and we respectfully accept his decision and wish him the best. Now Derrick, James and Ricky are continuing to write and are wanting to try out some drummers we are looking for some one fast with their feet (mostly) but a pure bad ass drummer age isn't really a problem just be 115% dedicated please we don't mind budheads and beer drinking but practice is for writing not partying. Also gotta have job (to support things like merch and road dawggin), transportation, own gear and please no ego's we are all equal in this band we all have a say. Now if this is cool for you and would like to try out then please contact us here.... Thank You"
Chimaira has issued the following announcement about postponing their upcoming tour dates in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus:
"I know there are some rumors going around that we’ve canceled our Russian, Ukraine and Belarus dates. Part of that is true.
"There is a family related health issue that needs to be handled and requires an extra few days home in Cleveland. If this could have been avoided, it would have, but when it comes to health, there is no way to predict this. Please respect the fact that our private lives, especially concerning health, are nobodies business. This is not some vague excuse to not show up to work.
I know a lot of you will be upset that the shows will not happen next week, however, we have already rescheduled them for early next year! There is no way in hell we want to miss the opportunity to play for our fans in that part of the world. We have wanted to come over there for a long time and are extremely upset we can’t make it next week.
"A lot of bands will promise that they will make it up and never do; we are not one of those bands. Here are the new dates:
March 26, 2010 – St. Petersburg – Gavclub
March 27, 2010 – Moscow – XO
March 28, 2010 – Minsk – Rclub
March 29, 2010 – Kiev – TBA
"Please accept our deepest apology and HOLD ON TO YOUR TICKETS because they will be valid. For now, the rest of our European dates WILL NOT be affected. Once again, please accept our apology and we will see you early next year."
Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has issued the following statement about gearing up for upcoming live performances:
"Well, we were finally able to let the cat out of the bag and post that we are going to be playing on Sept., 17th on the Jimmy Fallon show in NY. I am so pumped to do this show, because I have done several shows before, like FX, Jon Stewart, Politically Incorrect, Arsenio, and the great Dave Letterman, (and there was obviously the rush of Letterman), but few were as fulfilling as being on Bill Maher or Jon Stewart's shows.
"I am sure that there is going to be quite a lot to talk about soon, as I am having to make a considerable adjustment with my business and personal chops for this new record and this next tour; basically starting over.
"I have been going over every stitch of my stuff and preparing for a much leaner tour and a much more efficient approach to Megadeth, and my life in general. It has been really interesting going over all of the stuff in the studio for the last year, as well as my personal stuff. There are years worth of memories, as well as tours and tours worth of stuff out in the warehouse. More...
Ohio metallers Acheron have issued the following recap about their recent performance in Colombus:
"Legions of Hatred,
"ACHERON would like to thank all their fans and friends who showed up at the Columbus, Ohio, show (September 3rd, 2009) and showed their support! It was a pretty damn good turn out for a Thursday Night! Even though this city is full of Hip Hop wannabees, you showed that there is still a strong Metal following pulsating in the shadows.
"We would also like to thank INCANTATION for being true fucking brothers and having us play with them. (Kyle had a nice workout last night doing 2 sets! LOL) Of course, they kicked ass as usual! Also hails to INFERNAL DEATH and THE COUNCIL for playing killer sets.
"Since Columbus is our home, we would really like to help build a bigger Metal community. Check out as many Local and National Metal acts playing in town, when you are able. We all know people have to work and have busy lives, but when you can actually make it out to a show, it does help the scene immensely! And if you are playing here, let everyone know! Most of the time our own friends don’t even let us know they are playing! So keep everyone updated, Mother Fuckers! (Ha, Ha) So thanks again for the support! We hope to see all of you again at THE BILLARD CLUB (Columbus, Ohio) on September 18th, 2009! The show will feature some killer bands, such as DARKNESS UNDYING, STRIGOI VII, AFTERLIGHT and one more un-announced band. We should be going on stage around Midnight. And yes, the set will be much longer than last night.
"Keep the Unholy Heathen Metal Flags waving! Let the world know that Underground Metal is here forever! Fuck their trendy bullshit!
"In Blood and Blasphemy……"
Massachusetts metallers Cave In have announced that they will be playing two free shows with Coalesce. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
10/7 @ Masquerade
695 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
10/8 The Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood, CA 90028
Attendees must RSVP at this location to get into the free shows.
Egyptian themed metallers Dendura have issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist and working on new material:
"Dendura is opening for Doro and Level/C in Detroit, Mi on Sunday, September 13th @ Blondies. This will be a special show as new blood will be debuting at this show. If you are press or a business associate, please email for a guest pass + 1. Bassist Greg Cloon has joined on as a member of Dendura and has been an incredible asset in also business direction for the band.
"This will also be our last show until Spring of 2010 when we have a new album to release and work out a new business plan to work around the economy. We are also in the midst of revamping our myspace page and await our new website. dendura.com.
"We also are talking to new personal management. Tammy Hunt at Hunt Talent Management IS still working with us as our business manager as I do not want to confuse the two. Neil Kernons album is still on hold but we are figuring out ways to complete that and have a goal date to do so.
"This is just a much needed update to you and we hope to do business with you again in the near future!"
Two brand new Sonata Arctica tracks, "The Last Amazing Grays" and "Flag In The Ground" are now available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
The songs comes off the Finnish melodic metallers' new album, "The Days Of Grays," which will be released on September 18, 2009 in Europe and September 22, 2009 in North America through Nuclear Blast Records.
Brisbane-based band Phalanx have put a new track titled “Rome is Ruined” up on their Myspace. It comes off their upcoming “The Perpetual Myth” EP, which the band says is “definitely a darker and more intense sound than anything we have previously done.”
The full track listing is as follows:
Rome is Ruined
Possessed by Infernal Torment
From the Ashes
The Perpetual Myth
It will be launched on October 2nd in Brisbane, and October 3rd in Toowoomba.
You can hear the new song on Phalanx's MySpace player.
You can still download the band's previous two releases online for free - 2005’s “The Necropsalms” and 2008’s “Psychosis” - at bandcamp.com.
The always offensive, confrontational and at times, hilarious Grindcore veterans Anal Cunt has revealed some more information about their forthcoming new studio album. The record will be named, "Wearing Out Our Welcome" and could be released as early as October, in time for their European tour with Haggis and Mark "Chopper" Read. This will be the bands first studio release since the 2001 album, "defenders Of The Hate" and will be released through Wicked Sick Records.
Some new song titles include:
"All I Give A Fuck About Is Sex"
"One Man Ghetto"
"Cranking My Bands Demo On A Box At The Beach"
"Wasting Our Time Writing Anal Cunt Songs"
"Don't Offer Me Weak Drugs Or I'll Kick Your Fucking Ass"
"Caring About Anything Is Gay"
"I Wish My Dealer Was Open" (A.C.'s first power ballad)
"Get On Your Knees, Cunt"
"Kicking Your Ass And Fucking Your Bitch"
Tonight’s Headbanger’s Ball, which airs on MT2V at 2AM EDT, will be a special on the upcoming “Beatles: Rock Band” game. The set list will be as follows:
Killswitch Engage On The Beatles Rock Band
Hatebreed - "In Ashes They Shall Reap"
Marilyn Manson On The Beatles Rock Band Edition
Kittie - "Cut Throat"
Killswitch Engage - "My Curse"
Slayer On Rock Band
August Burns Red - "Meddler”
Bullet for My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
Bullet For My Valentine On Rock Band
Iwrestledabearonce - "You Ain't No Family"
The Black Dahlia Murder - "What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse"
Halestorm - "I Get Off"