Metal News for September 6, 2010
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30 news articles posted on this day.
Lambgoat has posted a stream of the Kowloon Walled City / Fight Amp / Ladder Devils "Lose Lose Lose" split 12". You can stream the songs from the release below.
Elvenking has posted a new music video online for the song "The Cabal" off the band's upcoming album "Red Silent Tides." The video, which shows the band changing sound into a more rock direction, can be seen below. "Red Silent Tides" is set to be released on September 17th, 2010 via AFM Records.
Cradle of Filth has launched a website for the band's new album "Darkly, Darklly, Venus Aversa," which features audio samples from the upcoming album, lyrics, and comments from the band members. The "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa" website can be found at this location. The new album is currently set for release on November 1st, 2010 via Peaceville Records in Europe and November 9th, 2010 via Nuclear Blast in North America.
Norway's Aspera has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously announced appearance at the 2010 edition of the Prog Power Europe festival:
"It is with great regret, that Norwegian 5 piece Aspera have to cancel their performance at Prog Power Europe on 3rd October. The band has been really looking forward to playing for the first time in the Netherlands, especially after the overwhelming feedback of debut album Ripples, that was released via InsideOut Music earlier this year.
"Unfortunately there are sometimes developments in a bands life that are neither planned, not foreseeable. And although we tried to accommodate this along the festival performance, we were not able to work it out. But don't worry, it will be some exciting news and we will update you very shortly.
"We would like to apologize to the festival organizer, who gave us the opportunity to be part of this prestigious Prog Metal Festival. And we also want to thank all our supporters that were looking forward to our performances and hope you will have a great time with great bands! We hope to see you all on the road in the near future. In the meantime, stay tuned for some exciting announcements coming soon!"
Contraband Candy has posted a video of Sahg performing "Mortify" at the Hole In The Sky 2010 festival. The song was recorded LIVE at the Garage, Bergen, during the listening party prior to the release of Sahg's new album "Sahg III" on Indie Recordings. Check it out below:
Italy's Twinspirits has posted a music video online for the song "Number One," which is taken from the band's album "The Forbidden City." The video clip can be viewed below.
War From a Harlots Mouth is currently streaming a new song online titled "Insomnia," which is taken from the band's upcoming album "MMX." The track can be heard at this location. "MMX" is set to be released on the following dates:
10/29 2010 (D/ AT/ CH),
11/1 2010 (UK, Benelux, F, GR, NO, PT, REST OF EUROPE)
11/3 2010 (SE, FI, HU)
11/9 2010 (NORTH AMERICA, SP, IT)
The band also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Unearthly Trance has announced an upcoming split EP with Suma. Unearthly Trance guitarist Ryan Lipynsky commented on the collaboration:
"Two years after their sought after (and promptly sold out) split 10", both beasts team up together again for a unique collaboration in order to celebrate and support their head-lining US tour in October 2010. These recordings are brand new (summer 2010), not to be mistaken with the 10"s ones. This is not your usual split record where each band fills up one side of the record. This collaboration merges both bands into one only entity for +20 minutes.
"Each side of this record features the other band's vocalist along with some contributing noise from the other band. This unique idea all came together very spontaneously and it serves as a document of true exploration and experiment of the unknown forces of control. The results are very exciting and unlike anything each band has done. This collaboration somehow morphed the two bands together in an unprecedented yet very pleasing way. This vinyl / cd is meant to commemorate their forthcoming USA tour in the fall 2010 where the band will share the stage with each other once again. 'Sleepwalking Through A Maze' consists of music that Suma recorded in Malmo and sent to Ryan Lipynsky in Brooklyn where he recorded his words for his vocals. More...
New York hardcore act Madball has revealed the cover artwork and track list from the band's forthcoming new album "Empire." The artwork can be viewed here. Madball worked with death metal producer Erik Rutan on the new album, which is set to be released via Nuclear Blast on October 15th in Europe. The new song "R.A.H.C." can be heard at this location.
Commented Madball frontman Freddy Cricien: "Erik has been great to work with. He's definitely a perfectionist, which I have no problem with. It's going to benefit us in the end! He's got his own techniques like everyone does, so he's going to bring a different dynamic into the sound/mix."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Danger Zone
4. All Or Nothing
5. Glory Years
7. Shatterproof (feat. Roger Miret)
8. The End
9. Con Fuerza
11. Hurt You
12. "Tough Guy"
13. Dark Horse
14. Spider's Web
German metal queen Doro is currently working on the last final steps to finish her biggest DVD project to date: the 25th Anniversary DVD “25 Years In Rock," which was recorded at the ISS Dome Hall in Dusseldorf on December 13th 2008. The DVD will be released in Europe via Nuclear Blast on November 26th, 2010 and in the rest of the World in 2011. Doro also has the following upcoming tour dates:
30.09.2010 USA Manchester, NH Rocko's
01.10.2010 USA Brooklan, NJ The Pennant
02.10.2010 USA Springfield, VA Jaxx
03.10.2010 USA Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
08.10.2010 JPN Tokyo Holiday Shinjuku
10.10.2010 JPN Nagoya Holiday Nagoya
11.10.2010 JPN Osaka Holiday Osaka
30.10.2010 NED Tilburg Halloween Rock Fest
30.11.2010 GER Düsseldorf Phillipshalle More...
Metal Blade Records has teamed up with Bloody Disgusting to stream the new Dawn of Ashes album "Genocide Chapters" in its entirety. The album can be heard at this location. "Genocide Chapters" is set for release on September 14th, 2010.
The "Genocide Chapters" track listing is as follows:
1. Conjuration of the Maskim's Black Blood
2. Nyarlathotep's Children of the Void
3. Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon
4. Transformation within Fictional Mutation
5. The Ancient Draining Room
6. Reanimation of the Dark Ages
7. London's Anthem for the Pleasure of Mutilation
8. Sacrilegious Reflection
9. God-Like Demon
10. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space
11. Epilogue-Beginning of the End
Breach The Void shot the band's first live video in celebration of the release of the new album entitled "The Monochromatic Era," which is scheduled for release on October 11th via Coroner Records. The live video of the song "Subversive Mind" was shot during a performance in Switzerland and can be viewed below.
Taiwanese black metallers Chthonic are set to release a new single titled "Painkiller" on September 13th, 2010. The band has now posted the cover artwork online for the new single, which can be viewed at this location. You can also catch Chthonic live on the following dates:
10/16 2010 Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, JAPAN
11/23 2010 Academy 2 Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
11/24 2010 Garage Glasgow, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM
11/25 2010 Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM
11/27 2010 HMV Forum London, UNITED KINGDOM
De Profundis has posted a live compilation clip online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip: "Here is a short promotional compilation video of De Profundis performing live at various venues around Europe and Asia. We hope you enjoy it!"
New Hampshire black metal act Vintage Flesh has issued the following update about streaming a new song online:
"We have released the song a Witch after Death from our upcoming split with Ravenfrost. It is a dark New England tale of a wicked woman who meets her untimely death from the towns people during the colonial times. We humbly invite you to stop by for a spell to listen to our new song."
The cover artwork for the split album with Ravenfrost can also be viewed at this location.
Voodoo Six has issued the following announcement about releasing the new album "Fluke?" through Powerage Records:
"We are really pleased to announce the forthcoming release of our new album 'FLUKE?' It will be released through Powerage Records on October 18th 2010, and will be available to pre-order via our website shortly. The album was mixed by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith) and Engineered and Produced by Tony Newton. We are also planning to offer some very special limited edition packages. Expect more news on those soon."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Take The Blame
2. Something For You
3. Take Aim
4. Like The Others Did
6. Underneath My Skin
7. Live Again
8. Body & Soul
10. Doing Me Wrong
11. Long Way From Home
W.A.S.P. has issued the following announcement about an upcoming European tour: "Due to the huge success of the 'Babylon' album and tour....the band are returning to European shores for another trek. 'The Return To Babylon' tour is coming to decimate you all! England, Norway, Scotland, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Spain...and more! No corner unturned! Tickets on sale NOW!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
13.10.2010 Bergen -' Kvarteret' (Norway)
14.10.2010 Oslo - 'Sentrum Scene' (Norway)
15.10.2010 Örebro - 'Conventum Congress' Club 700 (Sweden)
16.10.2010 Stockholm - 'Stockholm Rock Out Gamla Tryckeriet' (Sweden)
17.10.2010 Malmö - 'Kulturbolaget' (Sweden)
18.10.2010 Göteborg - 'Trädgarn' (Sweden)
20.10.2010 Bremen - 'Aladin Music Hal'l (Germany)
21.10.2010 Leipzig - 'Hellraiser' (Germany)
22.10.2010 Zlin- 'Masters Of Rock Cafe' (Czech)
23.10.2010 Burglengenfeld - 'VA Zentrum' (Germany)
24.10.2010 Wörgl - 'Komma' (Austria)
25.10.2010 Köln - 'Essigfabrik' (Germany)
27.10.2010 Sofia - 'Festivalna Hall' (Bulgaria)
29.10.2010 Athens - 'Fuzz Club (Greece)
31.10.2010 Treviso - 'New Age Club' (Italy)
01.11.2010 Milan - 'Live Club' (Italy)
02.11.2010 Lyon - 'Ninkasi Kao' (France)
03.11.2010 Toulouse - 'Le Bikini' (France)
04.11.2010 Marseilles - 'Le Cabaret Aleatoire' (France)
05.11.2010 Pamplona - 'Sala Totem' (Spain)
06.11.2010 Vigo - 'Sala Rio' (Spain)
08.11.2010 Granada - 'Sala El Tren' (Spain)
09.11.2010 Madrid - 'Sala Heineken' (Spain)
10.11.2010 Barcelona - 'Razzmatazz 2' (Spain)
12.11.2010 Memmingen - 'Kaminwer'k (Germany)
13.11.2010 Uden - 'De Pul Live' (Holland)
14.11.2010 Tuttlingen - 'Stadthalle' (Germany)
15.11.2010 Zürich - 'Volkshaus' (Switzerland)
17.11.2010 Bad Arolsen - 'Outback' (Germany)
18.11.2010 Langen - 'Stadthalle' (Germany)
19.11.2010 Antwerpen - 'Trix' (Belgium)
20.11.2010 Nottingham - 'Rock City' (England,UK)
21.11.2010 Glasgow - 'Garage' (Scotland,UK)
24.11.2010 Manchester - 'Academy 2' (England,UK)
25.11.2010 Cardiff - 'Millenium Music Hal'l (Wales,UK)
26.11.2010 Dudley - 'JBs' (England,UK)
27.11.2010 Dublin - 'The Academy' (Ireland)
28.11.2010 Belfast - 'Mandela Hall' (Ireland)
30.11.2010 Hamburg - 'Markthalle' (Germany) More...
Sweden's Aeon has issued the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Nils Fjellström:
"Our drummer, Nils Fjellström has decided to leave the band on a very short notice. The reason for this is personal / private and Nils has chosen not to speak his mind out to the public about this. We will respect his wish not to do so, and therefore we will not reveal any details nor answering questions about this. As you may know, this is not the first time Nils is out of the band, but it's most certain the last.
"How strange this even may sound, I really think that we will be better off without him in the long run. We need a drummer who we can rely on at all times, someone who can be there for us when opportunities shows up etc. To take this band any further, we need a line-up where everyone has the same visions and goals.
"At least this time around, there where no big tours planned like the last time Nils bailed out on us. We only had one show planned ahead that was scheduled to take place October 16. We kindly asked Nils to do at least this show with us before he left, but he simply didn't agree to do so. This leaves us with no choice but to cancel our spot in this event. There is just to little time to rehearse a full headline set with a new session-drummer. Perhaps the promoter (Hårdrocksklubben) finds a new headliner for this evening or it will get canceled. More...
Spain's Northland has issued the following update about recruiting a new live bassist:
"Northlanders! Actually we have been working with Vic Moon on bass for live events. Vic was responsible for most of the recording of our first album. Until further notice, Vic will handle the four strings due to Yoli's (our beloved bass player!) personal problems.
"We would like to thank Vic for the work and time being devoted to Northland! And secondly, to inform you that we are working on new dates in Spain and over Europe, from January to April. Just stay on tune NORTHLANDERS!"
Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum have announced a short run of tour dates in South Africa this coming October. Support on the tour will come from Riddare Av Koden. The currently announced dates are as follows:
27/10 - Burn Nightclub, KZN
28/10 - Cool Runnings, Fourways, JHB
29/10 - Rumours Lounge, Palm Court, JHB
30/10 - Halloween Party - Black Dahlia, Boksburg, JHB
New Jersey based pirate metal act Swashbuckle has uploaded a third teaser online for the band's upcoming album "Crimes Always Pays...." The video clip can be viewed below.
Vocalist Bahn of U.K. black metal act Abalam has issued the following brief update about streaming a new song online:
"Infernal Hails Brothers and Sisters of Darkness. We are most pleased to present for your aural displeasure 'Blood On The Cross' from the forthcoming sickness 'Thy Eternal Sin.' We are honored to have your continued support. Ave Satanas."
"Blood on the Cross" can be heard via the Abalam MySpace page. "Thy Eternal Sin" is currently set for an October 11th, 2010 release date.
Finland's Crystalic has checked in with the following announcement about offering the band's new album "Persistence" as a free download at this location:
"Persistence... 'He conquers who endures' - Persius. So this is the way that music business works these days... We have patiently contacted record labels for over a year now and have not managed to get a single deal offered, that was nothing more than a total rip-off on the artist's expense. You really think that this material is not worth a decent release?!
"We want to progress and evolve as a band and concentrate on playing live and composing new songs. This is not possible if we have an album's worth of material recorded and ready for release. Just waiting and waiting endlessly for a possible collaborator. We have waited enough and this is the only choice. The name of the album is an indication of the last 3 years that we have managed to pull through after a near break-up and the difficult process of recording, which took almost 2 years, 3 studios and a vocalist change in the middle of it all. More...
Nanochrist has posted a new tour blog online from the band's Canadian tour with Promonium Jesters. An excerpt from the blog follows:
"Day 1 - Ottawa. Drive uneventful. Zaphod's - Small but enthusiastic crowd. Celleste sick. :( Katja moving to Wisconsin. :( Show offer for 4-day outdoor with fireworks and trebuchets. Need to find something to launch. Stayed with Ryan and his cats.
"Day 2 - Peterborough Frightened waitresses, but they came around. Watched 'Event Horizon' for some reason. It doesn't get any better on the second viewing. Rainy drive. Speeding ticket because we are badass. Air conditioning leaking all over the Black Pearl. Windy stairs + heavy objects + rock show = threw out back first song. In excruciating pain for whole set. I am old. Drive to Uxbridge. More...
Dutch metal act The Exalted has issued the following announcement about working on new material:
"We're currently busy with writing new material again! We have 2 songs done musically. And we´re finishing up a third one! Expect some downtuned craziness from The Exalted!
"The lyrics to these songs should still be written, but that shouldn´t be that hard! All lyrics are taken from real life experiences and C. Christ is far from done with his frustrations! You might read ´em once we have something physical to offer! In the meantime: listen to these demo's on here! We'll offer something new in the near future!"
Spain's Diabulus in Musica has checked in with the following brief update about opening for Manowar on three upcoming Spanish shows:
"Hi all! We are excited to announce that we'll be playing with Manowar this weekend, opening the shows for their Spanish tour. These are the dates: Durango 10 September. Madrid 11 September. Barcelona 12 September."
Diabulus in Musica will also be appearing at Belgium's Metal Female Voices Festival on October 24th, 2010.
New Zealand's Just One Fix has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming shows:
"With huge regret, we unfortunately will NOT be playing the South Island shows in November with Tainted (Nov 5 and 6) due to our drummer Marty's family commitments for that weekend. We sincerely apologize to you South Islanders - but we promise to be there as soon as we can! We're working on more dates as this is being typed. Tainted will still be headlining both shows in Dunedin and Christchurch as part of the Kiwi Metal Bar's Nationwide Tour - so metal will still be heading your way!
"We would also like to send our best wishes to all Christchurchians who have suffered at all during the Earthquake crisis - we hope you can find the strength to rebuild and recover stronger than before."
Pathologically Explicit Recordings has announced the signing of San Antonio, Texas death metal band Iniquitous, which features Mike Smith of Suffocation as well as members of Solstice and Sarcolytic. The band entered the studio earlier this year to record new material as well as re-record some old material for a split with Psychotic Realm.
Check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. Today I'm taking a look at some bands from my home country whom are centered around the growing doom/sludge/rock/drone scene in New Zealand. (You can check out some other previously unearthed bands from New Zealand here.)
Made In China
Dunedin based band Made In China has been slogging away sincerely in the student ghetto for some time now and is currently in the studio recording for their upcoming album, but until then you can check out their myspace. Made In China combine Alice In Chains style grunge with a heavy groove and a great live show, below is a snippet of their live antics.
Five Finger Death Punch is the rare heavy metal band that has had consistent radio success in the past few years. As heavy metal has trended toward the extreme recently, bands like Five Finger Death Punch are much rarer and they get put down more often by the troo metal fans as pale approximations of real metal. But Five Finger Death Punch guitarist and founder Zoltan Bathory just won the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award at the 2010 Golden God Awards, and for the leader of a band named Five Finger Death Punch he has remarkably well-grounded opinions on how the band fits into the metal landscape, among other things. He was kind enough to take an hour out of his day to chat over the phone with Metal Underground, and the below transcript is what he had to say. More...