Metal News for September 5, 2010
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32 news articles posted on this day.
Stockholm, Sweden progressive metallers Seventh Wonder have uploaded the first music video from their forthcoming third studio abum "The Great Escpae." The video is for the song "Alley Cat" and the was directed by Johan Larsson. "The Great Escape" is planned for release by the end of 2010 through Lion Music.
You can view the video below:
Italian progressive metallers Empty Tremor have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Iridium," is planned for release in October through Italy's SG Records. "Iridium" will be the band's fourth studio album.
1. Breaking The Mirror
3. Warm Embrace
4. Autumn Leaves
5. Friends In Progression
6. Unconditional Love
8. The Last Day On Earth
Swedish progressive metallers Darkwater have posted the cover art for their forthcoming studio album "Where Stories End" to their offficial myspace page. Darkwater will release their new album "Where Stories End" on November 12th in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23rd in North America through Nightmare Records. The band have also uploaded five song samples from the new album.
You can check out the artwork and song samples at this location.
Stockholm, Sweden progressive metallers Seventh Wonder have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming third studio album "The Great Escpae." "The Great Escape" is planned for release by the end of 2010 through Lion Music.
"The Great Escape" tracklisting:
1. Wiseman (5:42)
2. Alley Cat (6:06)
3. The Angelmaker (8:29)
4. King of Whitewater (7:20)
5. Long way home (4:26)
6. Move on Through (5:04)
7. The Great Escape (30:14)
Italian progressive hard rockers and Frontier Records artists Mind Key have announced the departure of drummer Andrea Stipa. The commented on the leaving of Andrea by saying:
"It's always difficult to part from a friend, but for [the] band's sake maybe it's the best decision.
We wanna thank Andrea for his musical contribution [to] Mind Key's growth in these years, for his emotional involvment in live exhibitions, his great support in songwriting and (last but not least) for his friendship. We wish him all the best for the future. Good Luck! Very soon we'll announce [a] new [Mind Key] drummer."
Springfield, Missouri progressive metallers Kings X have announced details surrounding the band's upcoming live concert DVD and double album. The sets, titled "Live Love in London," is set for release on October 26th, 2010 through Insideout Records. "Live Love in London" will be made available in three different formats including the standard two CD verison, a deluxe 2CD/DVD package and a DVD only release. "Live Love in London" was shot in January of 2009 at the Electric Ballroom in London.
"Live Love in London" tentative tracklisting:
1. Groove Machine
5. What Is This?
6. Lost In Germany
7. Black Flag
10. Go Tell Somebody
12. Looking For Love
14. Over My Head
15. It's Love
16. We Were Born To Be Loved
Book publisher Soft Skull Press has set a December 7th, 2010 street date for Sean Yseult's new book, "I'm In The Band." Sean Yseult is known for her work in alternative metal pioneers White Zombie alongside iconic hard rocker Rob Zombie. "I'm in the Band" documents eleven years of tour diaries, flyers, and personal photos and stories featuring Ian "Lemmy" Killmister, Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone, Lux Interior and more.
Killer In The Workplace, the new band featuring former members of Soulfly and Stuck Mojo, have just revealed a handful of concert dates set to take place across the United States during the month of October. The tour kicks off on the first of October in Orlando, Florida and runs until October 31st, 2010 ending in Atlanta.
Killer In The Workplace tour dates:
Oct. 01 - The Haven - Orlando, Florida
Oct. 02 - Skeeter B's - South Ft. Myers, Florida
Oct. 07 - Phoenix Hill Tavern - Louisville, KY
Oct. 08 - The Brass Rail - Peoria, IL
Oct. 09 - Players Lounge - Green Bay, WI
Oct. 10 - Stone Pony - Spooner, WI
Oct. 14 - Bamboo Betty's -Circle Pines, MN
Oct. 15 - Bar Games - Northwood, Iowa
Oct. 16 - Midwest Skate Park - Rochester, Minnesota
Oct. 17 - Eagles Landing - Fort Dodge, IA
Oct. 22 - The Underground - Sandusky, Ohio
Oct. 23 - Zakks Coffee House - Murfreesboro, NC
Oct. 31 - Lenny's - Atlanta, GA
Italian progressive metallers Pathosray have announced the departure of guitarist Alessio Vellis from the band's ranks due to "artistic differences." The band have announced the replacement for Alessio Vellis in fellow Italian shredder Antonio Petris.
Antonio Petris commented by saying: "I am given this great opportunity to join a band like PATHOSRAY and I am really happy about the way we started working together! I am definitely thankful to the guys for giving me this chance. Playing with these musicians puts me in a higher gear and I am sure that they will certainly give me a lot of satisfaction in the future!"
Spanish female-fronted metal act Dandelium has issued the following brief announcement about parting ways with guitarist Alex Zamora: "Bad news for the group Dandelium, Alex leaves for personal reasons. From here we want to wish him well in his future and thank him for all the moments we spent together." You can also check out Dandelium's music via the band's MySpace page.
Germany's Todtgelichter has issued the following update about releasing "Angst," the band's upcoming album:
"Regards, it honours us that many old and new fans are awaiting the final release of 'Angst.' Though, some of you might have been a little too keen on spreading information on the net - so we need to clear things up a bit. Most important - we have not signed a record deal yet, contrary to some sources on the internet. Fact is that we got some interesting offers and are already near the final negotiations with a few, selected and renowned labels, each of them able to collaborate with us on a new level to give 'Angst' the presentation it needs.
"So please be patient as everything will be revealed within the next weeks. We should have a release date by then, too. Check our MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, ImGoth or Homepage for official news - these are the only trustful sources for anything related to 'Angst'."
Autopsy has posted audio samples from their upcoming EP, "The Tomb Within." You can listen to them on the player here or check out the video preview below.
"The Tomb Within" is the first new material from the legendary California death/grind act in over a decade.
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. The Tomb Within
2. My Corpse Shall Rise
3. Seven Skulls
4. Human Genocide
5. Mutant Village
"The Tomb Within," will be released on CD and LP on September 13th, 2010 through the Peaceville Records webstore, with a street date planned for later in the fall. "The Tomb Within" was recorded in mid-July 2010 at Fantasy Studios with Adam Munoz and features the original trio of Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles, and Eric Cutler.
Mumbai-based horror metal band Albatross has revealed the details of their debut EP "Dinner Is You." "Dinner is You" is described as "a sick, sadistic tale of cannibalism and the Kuru disease, which is a nervous system disorder afflicting cannibals, making them laugh uncontrollably. Each song is a spine-chilling story told through skull crushing metal."
The album has been mastered by Grammy nominated guitarist Andy LaRocque from King Diamond/Death.
Here's the "Dinner Is You" tracklisting:
1. The Great Plague Of The 21st Century
2. The Dining Table
3. In The Court Of Kuru
4. Among the Cannibals
The album can be pre-ordered here.
U.S. black metal act Death Shroud has checked in with the following update about recording new material:
"Death Shroud's first new track since 2009's 5 song 'Death Shroud E.P.' has now been rough demoed. Guitar and Bass tracks for 'Our will be done' are set to be finished by the end of the week and the track is scheduled to be released by October 1st.
"Lately I have been kept busy drumming for The Ziggurat and Rotting Obscene but with the coming of autumn the time is now right for new Death Shroud material! As before, Fans of 1349, early Darkthrone, Nattefrost, Watain and black metal's second wave will be pleased with this latest opus of darkness, distress and malevolence! Hail!"
You can check out Death Shroud's music via this location.
Greek act Tardive Dyskinesia is streaming another song online from the band's 2009 album "The Sea of See Through Skins." The track "Downfall" can be heard via the Tardive Dyskinesia MySpace page. You can also check out a live video of the band performing the song "No One Cares" below. More...
Megadeth has posted a video clip online of David Ellefson meeting a Bulgarian fan in Seattle, Washington on Sept 3rd 2010 during the American Carnage tour. The footage can be viewed below.
Hatchet Dawn has checked in with the following update about streaming Bet Cuzen's audition demo online and recording new material:
"For those of you wondering about the progression of Hatchet Dawn's new sound, we have posted on the Hatchet Dawn MySpace page Bert Cuzen's audition demo, which is his rendition of Hatchet Dawn's previously released 'Faith in Chaos' EP song titled ‘Perfect Parasite’.
"Along with the progression of Hatchet Dawn's new sound, we have also uploaded some new photos from two photo shoots that we did in June 2010. We are currently in the final stage of the recording process for our next release, along with preparing for an epic Halloween eve headlining the Espy Gershwin Room, for Creepshow 2010."
Black metal act Episode 13 has signed with Norway’s Misantrof ANTIRecords for the release of the band’s third full length album, which will be titled "Death Reclaims the Earth." Misantrof, the label that was founded and is headed by Carpathian Forest bass player Daniel Vrangsinn, has scheduled the release of "Death Reclaims the Earth" for the autumn. The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Ars Moriendi
2. Physical Comatose & Mental Overdose
4. Ignorance Is Bliss
5. Ultimate Sterilization
7. Spread His Word
"Death Reclaims the Earth" is the follow up to 2008’s "Pitch Black," and sees the return of vocalist Ozan Akyol, who, together with guitarist Murat and drummer Nursuz (ZIFIR), founded Episode 13 in 2001. The band’s line up, both live and on the album, includes Sermet Durusan on bass and Serkan Zengin on guitars. More...
Poland's Hexifre, which previously announced Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelavuori has appeared as a guest on the band's new album, has now announced another guest spot. The latest guest musician to appear on the new Hexfire album is former Behemoth and Vader bassist, Marcin “Novy” Nowak.
Hexfire vocalist Jacob Liszko commented: "Novy is my friend and one of the most extreme bass players I’ve ever seen. Last week, he recorded a guest bass track to the fastest song from our forthcoming album. That’s awesome. I must say the bass track is incredible and I can ensure you that it really kicks ass!"
Although the most famous city in the United Kingdom, London itself hasn't seemed to have made a large contribution to heavy metal in the grand scheme of things. Of course, there was Iron Maiden, who were hailed as the leaders of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement, but many of these movements bands came from the Midlands and the North of England, rather than the capital itself. That being said, there was another metal band from London during this era that would prove to be hugely inflential on young bands around the globe, from Celtic Frost to Metallica, namely Angel Witch.
The band was formed in 1977 and originally used the moniker Lucifer, but decided to change their name after parting with several members, leaving vocalist/guitarist Kevin Heybourne and guitarist Rob Downing. The two recruited bassist Kevin Riddles and drummer Dave Hogg but before long, Downing also made the decision to quit the band, leaving Angel Witch as a three piece outfit. They recorded a demo and quickly found some success in the metal mainstream, after their song, "Baphomet" was featured on the Metal For Muthas compilation. The attention the band received from the song led them to signing a record deal with major label EMI, though unfortunately the deal was cancelled soon afterwards as a result of manager Ken Heybourne refusing to hand the band over to professional management, along with the bad performance of their single "Sweet Danger," which stayed in the British Singles Chart for only one week. More...
FETO Records has announced the signing of Scottish two-piece CHRONOCIDE. The band, who describes themselves as “blackened apocalyptic grind metal,” will have their debut album “The Solitude of Man” released digitally through FETO Records in autumn 2010. Influences range from Pig Destroyer to Amebix, and much of the past year has been dedicated to fine tuning their very first album. Mastering duties came courtesy of FETO’s very own Mick Kenney.
“The Solitude of Man” will be available via iTunes (date to be confirmed), and plans are in progress to secure a physical release for the album, which will be available exclusively via the Chronocide shop.
In the meantime, check out some of Chronicide's music on their MySpace page.
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New Orleans metal supergroup Down have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming live album "Diary Of A Mad Band." "Diary Of A Mad Band" is set for release in the U.S. on October 5th, 2010 through Down Records. The album also contains a bonus DVD featuring a different setlist than the one featured on the CD.
"Diary Of A Mad Band" tracklisting:
Disc 1 - CD
1. Losing All
3. Lysergic Funeral Procession
5. Temptation's Wings
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Hail The Leaf
9. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
10. Lies, I Don't Know What They Say But...
11. Underneath Everything
12. The Seed
13. Eyes Of The South
15. Stone The Crows
16. Bury Me In Smoke
Disc 2 - DVD
1. Lysergic Funeral Procession
3. Losing All
5. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Underneath Everything
9. Temptation's Wings
10. There's Something On My Side
11. Hail The Leaf
13. The Seed
14. Eyes Of The South
16. Stone The Crows
17. Bury Me In Smoke
Iconic metal/punk singer-songwriter Danzig has been announced as the headliner of the 2010 "Blackest Of The Black" tour. The "Blackest Of The Black" tour will hit select markets across the United States with support coming from Marduk, Possessed, Toxic Holocaust and Withered.
Here are the confirmed "Blackest Of The Black 2010" tour dates:
Oct. 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 27 - Little Rock, AK - The Village
Oct. 29 - San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Live
Oct. 30 - Houston, TX - Warehouse
Oct. 31 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
Italy-based metallers Media Solution have uploaded their new music for the track "My Soul Still Burns" to the band's official YouTube channel. The video was directed by Nathan Cox who has worked with such acts as Queens of the Stone Age, Linkin Park and Marilyn Manson. Media Solution's latest studio offering, "Horizon of Events," was released on August 23, 2010 through Casket/Copro Records.
The first official release from Niji Entertainment Group, the label formed by the late Ronnie James Dio and his wife Wendy Dio has been announced as "Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987". The two disc live set is scheduled for release on November 9th 2010. The two-CD deluxe digipak comes with rare photos from both concerts. It also includes both "All Access" backstage laminates from 1983 and 1987.
Here's the "Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987" tracklisting:
Disc One: 1983
1. Stand Up and Shout
2. Straight Through The Heart
3. Children Of The Sea
4. Rainbow In The Dark
5. Holy Diver
6. Drum Solo
8. Guitar Solo
9. Heaven And Hell
10. Man On The Silver Mountain
12. Evil Eyes
Disc Two: 1987
1. Dream Evil
2. Neon Knights
3. Naked In The Rain
4. Rock And Roll Children
5. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
6. The Last In Line
7. Children Of The Sea
8. Holy Diver
9. Heaven And Hell
10. Man On The Silver Mountain
11. All The Fools Sailed Away
12. The Last In Line
13. Rainbow In The Dark
Century Media recording artists and progressive metallers Tesseract have been announced as the support act on the upcoming Devin Townsend North American tour. Tesseract will release their new EP, titled "Concealing Fate," on October 12th, 2010 through Century Media Records.
Devin Townsend/Tesseract tour dates:
October 8th Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
October 9th Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
October 10th Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
October 12th San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
October 14th Hollywood, CA – Key Club
October 15th San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
October 16th Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
October 26th Springfield, VA – Jaxx Nightclub
October 27th West Chester, PA – The Note
October 28th New York, NY – Blender Theater at The Gramercy
October 29th Worcester, MA – The Palladium Upstairs
October 30th Oneonta, NY – Oneonta Theatre
October 31st Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
November 2nd Montreal, QUE - Foufounes Electriques
November 3rd Toronto, ONT – The Mod Club
November 4th London, ONT – London Music Hall
November 5th Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder
Montreal technical death metal act Beneath the Massacre are set to release their new EP, titled "Marée Noire," on September 14th, 2010 through Prosthetic Records. Beneath the Massacre members Chris Bradley and Elliot Desgagnes have released comments on the forthcoming EP.
Guitarist Chris Bradley commented by saying: "Marée Noire' was written using a different approach than the preceding release. We wouldn't start the writing process from the same point. Some songs were more structured by melodies while others all started from drums pattern. I think it makes the songs stand out a little more."
Vocalist Elliot Desgagnes added: "It's going to be two years since our last album and we had the idea of a short release while we keep writing for the next full length. We picked five songs to go on the EP and I feel like these are by far the best songs we've ever written. Nothing that different from our other releases but we're always getting a little closer to the sound we want. So we're all satisfied with the result and are looking forward to share it. The tones are a little rawer and it helped a lot that Donaldson and Bradley already worked together in the past. We were all on the same page and everything went well in studio. I really like the EP format. It's easier lyrically to make connections between the songs and follow a thought pattern. We named the EP 'Marée Noire,' 'Black Tide,' in English, because I was writing lyrics on Absurdism, self fulfilled prophecy and corporations raping everything, when BP started to shit in the Gulf of Mexico."
Pasadena, California thrash metallers Holy Grail have revealed the title and street date for their debut album. The album's title has been set at "Crisis In Utopia" and was produced by Danny Lohner who is known for his work with Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle. "Crisis In Utopia" is set for release on October 26th, 2010 through Prosthetic Records.
You can view the "Crisis In Utopia" cover art at this location.
Sweden hard rock supergroup Spiritual Beggars have uploaded another new song to the band's official myspace page. The song, titled "The Chaos Of Rebirth," is featured on the band's upcoming studio album "Return To Zero." "Return To Zero" is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Insideout Music.
You can listen to "The Chaos Of Rebirth" at this location.
Continuing on from the success of the "Dreamers" EP earlier this year, London based Japanese technical metal mastermind, Hayato Imanishi returns with his Cyclamen project to deliver his debut album, titled "Senjyu." "Senjyu" is set for release on October 25th, 2010. The album features guest work from Travis Orbin (ex-Periphery) and Mikee Goodman from extreme metallers SikTh.
You can hear the new song "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" at this location
U.S. down-tempo metal act Wooden Stake have posted another new song to their official myspace page. The song, titled "Howl of the Devil," is to be featured on the band's upcoming 5 song demo to be released through Razorback Recordings.
You can check out "Howl of the Devil" at this location.
Greek power metallers Firewind have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Days of Defiance," is set for release on October 26th, 2010 through Century Media Records. Firewind features current Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G.
"Days of Defiance" tracklisting:
1. The Ark Of Lies
2. World On Fire
4. Embrace The Sun
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
8. Cold As Ice
9. Kill In The Name Of Love
11. Losing Faith
12. The Yearning
13. When All Is Said And Done