Metal News for September 6, 2011
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Totimoshi has been keeping busy with touring, recording, and otherwise spreading their hard-to-catagorize amazing music. Having recorded their latest album "Avenger" on their own over the last two years, Totimoshi is finally touring to promote it's release earlier this month. I caught up with them in New Orleans to talk about the trials of releasing "Avenger," another recording done as a split with their main influence The Melvins, and just where they think the music industry is headed. A transcription is below the film footage. More...
The upcoming tenth release from Autumns Eyes, titled “Please Deceive Me,” will officially be released to the public this Halloween, October 31st. Plagued by injury related surgeries, founding member Daniel Mitchell had to postpone the release for quite some time before he could continue work on the project.
A music video for the track “Haunting Your Daughter” is scheduled for release this Halloween, which marks the second official music video from the solo act following 2008's low budget horror video for “Feast of the Dead."
Autumns Eyes also recorded a cover of the Type O Negative track "Love You To Death" for Metalunderground.com's "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele."
The track listing for “Please Deceive Me” is as follows:
2. Blood In the Woods
3. Anxiety Spiders
4. Please Deceive Me
5. So Close to Shadow
7. Cobwebs and Crosses
8. Red Wine and Resin
9. Haunting Your Daughter
10. The Wooded Road
Boston's Elder brings more doom with the release of its sophomore LP "Dead Roots Stirring." The follow up to their self-titled debut, "Dead Roots Stirring" drops on October 25th through MeteorCity Records. Recorded in in Williamsburg, Massachusetts at Black Coffee Sound Studios (Black Pyramid, etc.) with Justin Pizzoferrero (Witch, Sonic Youth), "Dead Roots Stirring" is recommended for fans of High on Fire, Kyuss and Sleep.
"Dead Roots Stirring' is not about down-tuning or as much fuzz as possible, it's about evoking the sort of heaviness that comes from dynamism, feeling and well-crafted melodies," said ELDER guitarist / vocalist Nick DiSalvo. "We're extremely excited to finally bring new material to light after such a long break."
The track listing for Elder's "Dead Roots Stirring" is as follows:
2.) Dead Roots Stirring
4.) The End
U.S. thrash band Skeletonwitch is streaming new song "Reduced to the Failure Of Prayer" from the forthcoming LP "Forever Abomination." The song can be heard below. The LP is due out on October 7, 2011 (Mainland Europe) October 10, 2011 (UK), October 11, 2011 (North America) and October 19, 2011 (Japan).
More details about the release can be found at these locations:
Prog mistros 3 begin a North American mini-tour with Dutch symphonic metal act Within Temptation tomorrow, September 7th, 2011. The Metal Blade artist will be touring in support of its new album "The Ghost You Gave Me," which hits retail outlets October 11. The mini-tour starts in Toronoto, Ontario at the Sound Academy and ends September 13th in Philadelphia.
Vocalist and guitarist Joey Eppard had the following to say about the upcoming tour: "We're super stoked to be hitting the road again, especially after spending the last year and a half in the studio! The fact that we get to play with Within Temptation just makes it that much sweeter"
The tour dates are as follows:
09/07 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
09/08 Montreal, QC Metropolis
09/09 Worcester, MA Palladium
09/10 New York, NY Terminal 5
09/12 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
09/13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
UK extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth revealed the track list for the band’s upcoming mini-album and DVD entitled, "Evermore Darkly…." The album will be available via Peaceville Records on October 17th (Europe) and Nuclear Blast USA on October 18, 2011 (North America).
The mini-album features the brand new track "Thank Your Lucky Stars," plus a remix of "Forgive Me Father," courtesy of Rob C from Anthrax, an extended rendition of "Lilith Immaculate," as well as demo versions of three songs from "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa." The final track is a teaser from the band's forthcoming orchestral project, a rework of "Summer Dying Fast."
The artwork for the release was previously posted at this location.
"Evermore Darkly…" track list:
1. Transmission From Hell
2. Thank Your Lucky Scars
3. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) (Elder Version)
4. Lilith Immaculate (Extended Length)
5. The Persecution Song (Elder Version)
6. Forgive Me Father (I'm In A Trance)
7. The Spawn of Love and War (Elder Version)
8. Summer Dying Fast ("Midnight in The Labyrinth" breadcrumb trail)
"Venus Diversa" DVD:
1. Lilith Immaculate Promo Video
2. "You Can't Polish A Turd…But You Can Roll It In Glitter" Rockumentary
3. Burning Down Graspop, Dessel, Belgium, 25th June 2011 Live footage
We've been catching up with fans and band members everywhere to get their mosh pit stories and tales of on-stage mishaps. This week guitarist Kim Olesen of Anubis Gate shares the following story of a technological malfunction.
I'll share a little tale of how tech stuff can let you down. The first concert we did in support of our previous album "The Detached," I had my in-ear monitor system attached to the strap (as I always have). Everything's going fine. We start the track “Dodecahedron.” I'm playing rockstar, standing on the drum podium. So far so good....until I jump down and my in-ear beltpack receiver empties itself of all the batteries. That's critical because that was almost all the sound I had on stage. Luckily this song has some passages that would sound OK if I didn't play so in-between playing without hearing what I play (looking at my fingers and hoping routine will do it). I'm searching the stage floor for the batteries, which must have looked very strange. Four guys playing away and the fifth guy crawling on stage to find his batteries. That day I learned to put gaffa tape around the receiver. Maybe not a big lesson for mankind, but a big lesson for this guitarist.
Anubis Gate is set to release the band's new, self-titled album (reviewed here) this coming September 13th, 2011. To see what bassist Henrik Fevre had to say about the album, head over to this location and check out Metalunderground.com's recent interview with the band.
Check back again next Tuesday for more pit stories sent in from bands and show-goers.
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Cloven Hoof has announced that they have found a new guitarist in the form of Joe Whelan, formerly of the band Dementia. A message from the group reads as follows:
"After auditioning 147 guitar players and listening to countless demo CDs, Cloven Hoof have finally found their ultimate guitar hero courtesy of the Express & Star newspaper. Joe Whelan is officially now a member of Cloven Hoof.
"Joe's previous band was called Dementia, and his high octane fluid lead style will bring a whole new dimension to the band. He is currently working on his lead breaks on the new Cloven Hoof studio track called 'I'm Your Nemesis'. It is being recorded on the band's first big budget video, filming will start on September 27th.
"So get ready to see and hear the band - bigger and better than ever before! More personnel details will follow shortly... stay tuned!"
California's The Fucking Wrath is currently streaming a new song online titled "Altar of Lies,” which is taken from the band's new album, "Valley of the Serpent’s Soul." Check out the track by navigating over to this location. "Valley of the Serpent's Soul" is due for release on September 27th, 2011.
The track listing for "Valley of the Serpent's Soul" is as follows:
1. The Question
2. Rebellious Axe
3. Swan Song of a Mad Man
4. Altar of Lies
5. Blank Slate
6. The Neurodyssey
I. Valley of the Serpent's Soul
II. Caverns of Fire
III. Endless Black Flags
8. Goddess of Pain
Adavant, which was recently highlighted in our "Unearthing the Underground" column, has posted a video clip online from the band's time recording the "Tale Untold" album. Check out the studio footage below.
California's Aeges, which features members of Pelican, Tusk, The Rise, Cutthroats 9, 16, and Shift, will release its first EP titled "Roaches" on September 13th via Hawthorne Street Records. The band's publicist commented on the Aeges history and sound:
"ÆGES grew out of a temporary hiatus of the members' other bands, and the desire to forge ahead into heavier terraine and new material. There's a definite element of desert rock in ÆGES sound --the low-tuned guitars, the sludgy sun-baked riffs, the deceptive pop hook buried in the molasses-thick instrumentation. Yet the diverse backgrounds of the band members create a unique blend of perspectives and a resultantly fresh sound.
"The common sonic thread between the four individuals in ÆGES --their tenure in bands that explored the darker side of hardcore - manifests itself in the aggressive tonalities of their sound. But their divergent paths, both geographical and musical, broadened the emotional palette beyond the angst of their earlier bands."
The band has just returned from a West Coast tour with Pelican and the Power of the Riff Festival. Stay tuned for select dates from the band later on this fall.
Toxic Holocaust has added new Long Beach and Los Angeles dates to the band's current six-week North American headlining tour. The band has also added eleven Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) dates to an upcoming European run this winter alongside Kvelertak, Trap Them and Wolves Like Us. The band's tour dates are as follows:
w/ Holy Grail, Krum Bums
9/06/2011 The Fire Escape - Sacramento, CA
9/07/2011 The Metro - Oakland, CA
9/08/2011 DiPiazza’s - Long Beach, CA
9/09/2011 The Shakedown - San Diego CA
9/10/2011 The Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA
w/ Kvelertak, Trap Them, Wolves Like Us
11/08/2011 Ole Bull Scene - Bergen, Norway
11/09/2011 Stavanger - Folken, Norway
11/10/2011 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
11/11/2011 Samfundet - Trondheim, Norway
11/12/2011 Strand - Stockholm, Sweden
11/14/2011 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
11/15/2011 Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
11/17/2011 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
11/18/2011 Logo - Hamburg, Germany
11/19/2011 Underground - Koln, Germany
11/20/2011 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland
11/21/2011 02 Academy 2 - Oxford, UK
11/22/2011 02 Academy 3 - Birmingham, UK
11/23/2011 The Speakeasy at Queens - Belfast, Ireland
11/24/2011 ABC - Glasgow, UK
11/25/2011 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK
11/26/2011 Underworld - London, UK
11/27/2011 Muziekodroom - Hasselt, Belgium
11/28/2011 Le Ferraileur - Nantes, France
11/29/2011 Le Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
11/30/2011 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
12/01/2011 Abart - Zurich, Switzerland
12/02/2011 New Age Club - Roncade, Italy
12/03/2011 Szene - Wien, Austria
12/04/2011 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
12/05/2011 Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Rep.
12/06/2011 Festsaal Xberg - Berlin, Germany
12/07/2011 Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/08/2011 Backstage - Munchen, Germany
12/09/2011 Hirsch - Nurnberg, Germany
12/10/2011 Sputnikhalle - Munster, Germany
12/11/2011 Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
12/12/2011 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
12/13/2011 Kulturbolaget - Malmo, Sweden
Finland's Ghost Brigade has unveiled the video for the song "Clawmaster," off new album "Until Fear No Longer Defines Us." This video was directed and animated by French artist Fursy Teyssier (LES DISCRETS) and can be watched below.
As announced late July, Thy Catafalque recently signed on with Season of Mist. The Hungarian metal act's forthcoming album is entitled "Rengeteg" and will hit the stores on November 11th in Europe (January 10th, 2012 in North America). The track listing is as follows:
1. Fekete mezok
2. Kel keleti szél
4. Ko koppan
7. Kék ingem lobogó
8. Az eso, az eso, az eso
9. Tar galyak végül
10. Minden test fu More...
Metalcore act Trivium has posted some new behind-the-scenes footage from its recent Wacken Open Air appearance. You can check out the clip in the player located below.
British crossover thrashers SSS, which recently released "Problems to the Answer" (reviewed here), has announced the addition of two new members to the band.
Joining the group are Stu Taylor (guitar) and Dave Archer (drums), who both also play in Liverpool-based stoner metal act The Bendal Interlude,, and who replace outgoing members Pete Broom and Dave Fergusson. View a photo of the new line-up at this location.
New SSS guitarist Stu Taylor comments: "To have joined SSS is great. Having been in a band with Foxy before, we are used to each other's working methods. Mark is an experienced bass player and we immediately gelled as a band. Gonna be good times to come - new songs, new tours, new experiences. We can't wait."
SSS frontman FOXY adds: "The untimely departure of two members of SSS prior to the release of 'Problems to the Answer' was unfortunate. However, in that time we have found a new drummer and guitarist. Stu and Dave are a solid unit. Having been in a band with them before and to have watched them shred Liverpool for years, they were the natural choice. We are made up; they have joined up. With the prospect of touring and writing new material, it's an exciting time for SSS and we can't wait to get out and finally play again."
SSS has the following upcoming shows:
Sep. 07 - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter (w/ CANNABIS CORPSE)
Sep. 23 - Nottingham, UK - MG Ballroom (w/ GAMA BOMB, ONSLAUGHT)
Oct. 07 - Leeds, UK - The Well (w/ SICK OF IT ALL)
Oct. 28 - Lisbon, Portugal - Vans Off the Wall Music Night
Sick Drummer Magazine has posted drum cam footage online of Havok's Pete Webber destroying his kit to “Time Is Up,” the title track off the band's current full-length out now on Candlelight Records. The video is part one of a series of drum cam videos that will lead up to the band’s upcoming North American tour later this fall. Commented Webber: “We filmed these videos so you can get up close view of the drums that you don’t always get to see! Hope everyone enjoys!”
Sumerian Records has revealed the full lineup and list of dates for the forthcoming "World War III" 2011 tour. The trek is set to be headlined by rap-rockers Hollywood Undead with support coming from Asking Alexandria, Borgore, We Came As Romans and D.R.U.G.S. The full list of "World War III" tour dates is as follows:
11/01 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
11/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair Pavilion
11/04 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
11/05 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11/06 St. Louis, MO – Family Arena
11/08 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
11/09 Plymouth, MI – Compuware Arena
11/11 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
11/12 Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid-Hudson Civic Center
11/13 Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center
11/15 Reading, PA – Sovereign Center
11/17 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/18 Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
11/19 Tampa, FL – Iguana Stadium
Canadian hardcore act Liferuiner has posted its new music video online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "1990" and can be viewed by using the player located below. "1990" appears on the band's "Son's of Straight Edge" EP.
San Francisco's Hammers of Misfortune has returned with "17th Street," which will be available on October 21st/24th.
"I can see how someone could find it an upbeat record," says John Cobbett, guitarist and producer of the band, also of Ludicra and Slough Feg. "There are glimmers of hope there. But if you listen carefully to each song, you'll find that each one has it's own point of view; you might find hope, or something very different, very dark."
You can now hear the first single "The Grain," which has been made into a lyric video, in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. 17th Street
3. The Grain
4. Staring (The 31st Floor)
5. The Day the City Died
6. Romance Valley
7. Summer Tears
8. Grey Wednesday
9. Going Somewhere
Progressive metal veterans Cynic have revealed that they will be releasing their long awaited new album this coming November. The album, which has been titled "Carbon-Based Anatomy" is set to be released on November 15th in North America through Season Of Mist. The effort will contain all new material with frontman Paul Masvidal describing it as "both a philosophical as well as a musical journey, one that begins in the Amazon jungle on the lips of a shamanic wisewoman and ends in outerspace."
The track listing for "Carbon-Based Anatomy" can be found below:
1. Amidst The Coals
2. Carbon-Based Anatomy
4. Box Up My Bones
5. Elves Beam Out
Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Gypsyhawk:
"Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of Gypsyhawk, a band who hails from Pasadena, CA and is part of the Modern Wave of Classic Heavy Metal. Combining the sound of Thin Lizzy, Hawkwind and Deep Purple with contemporaries like The Hellacopters, somehow just a few average dudes with a penchant for riffs have set out to return music to the people that really appreciate it. Gypsyhawk is a band's band, a fan's band, and a flat-out rock and roll band when music needs it most."
The band comments: "Metal Blade Records has been making the hits since before most of us were born. They inherently had a latent inspiration on all of us, cranking out some of the most inspirational sounds to come out after the ‘70s. To be part of this family doesn't leave much to be desired. In the mean time we'll be doing our best to live up to the Metal Blade legacy and couldn't be more eager for everything we've been working for during the last two and half years."
"Gypsyhawk captures the epic 70's hard rock riffs of such great 70's bands as Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest with their own updated twist. We are excited to be working with such a gifted band and look forward to their first album on Metal Blade," comments Michael Faley of Metal Blade Records.
Cannibal Corpse bassist and founding member Alex Webster has posted the following update online announcing that the band has begun recording its next full length album at Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas, working once again with producer Erik Rutan.
"After having spent the past 7 months writing and rehearsing new material, we’re very excited to finally begin recording. We’ve had great success working with Erik Rutan on our past two albums so we’ve decided to work with him again, but to keep things fresh we decided on a change of location – we’re returning to Sonic Ranch studios in Texas, where we’ve recorded several albums in the past. We are psyched to see how this combination works out- we feel it’s pairing that could result in our best album yet."
The new album will the be follow up to 2009's "Evisceration Plague" which is available through Metal Blade Records.
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory of American hard rockers Five Finger Death Punch has posted the following comments online regarding the group's forthcoming new album "American Capitalist."
"This record crystallizes the sound of Death Punch. The band has really come into its own. Everyone contributed to the music, and this is what we are capable of as a unit. The overall message is to fight for your survival and success. You can be a zebra or join the lion pride. You have to rebel against your circumstances, laziness and mediocrity — not the system. The best will make it, and that notion is genetically embedded within our fabric. If we were all equal, evolution wouldn’t exist. The human spirit encourages us to excel"
"American Capitalist" is currently set for an October 11th, 2011 release date.
Following the release of "Evinta" (reviewed here) earlier this year, My Dying Bride now presents its latest chapter in the form of new EP, "The Barghest O' Whitby," to be released November 7th through Peaceville Records on CD and limited vinyl.
Said the band on the origin of the idea, “Carrying straight on from the success of 'Evinta' found us kind of out of breath for a second; we were already aware of a new-found love of all things bleak and grey and were eager to start writing in a more traditional My Dying Bride style. What did catch us off guard was the increased heaviness and the fresh approach to song writing. Moving away somewhat with the lyrical theme from our usual feeding ground, we found ourselves on the rainy moors of Yorkshire contemplating the story of the Barghest, a supernatural entity hell bent on revenge. The tale now to be told wove itself into a 25-minute epic which initially we thought would be a three part EP, but it simply became one very long song full of everything My Dying Bride and more. The violins conjure lonely tears atop a chasm of epic British doom.”
"The Barghest O' Whitby" was recorded at Futureworks Studios, Manchester with long-time production partner and engineer, Mags. The release is the first to feature violin/keyboardist Shaun Macgowan, and sees the return of Shaun “Winter“ Taylor Steels to the drum-stool for this recording. The cover artwork for "The Barghest O' Whitby" also appears courtesy of vocalist, Aaron Stainthorpe.
Las Vegas deathcore act Molotov Solution has released a second song entitled "Injustice For All" off the new album "Insurrection," which hits the streets on October 25th via Blkheart Group. Listen to the new song in the player below.
Catch Molotov Solution on the headlining "Insurrection" tour with support from The Devastated & Fit For An Autopsy on the following dates: More...
Redemption, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and legendary Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder, is about to release a 5th studio album titled "This Mortal Coil." The album is set for release on October 11th, 2011 in North America via InsideOutMusic (September 26th in Europe).
The band is now launching a first promotional song sample for the release by making the track "Noonday Devil" available for streaming ("Like" required) via Facebook. Nick van Dyk comments on the song "Noonday Devil" as follows:
"The 'Noonday Devil', as a concept, is about doubt. Are my efforts worth it? What's the point of going on in the face of this adversity? Is there any meaning to my struggle or is this just pointless? These whispers of desperation can creep into all of us. As part of 'This Mortal Coil', all of which represents reflections on morality, 'Noonday Devil' is the point at which we decide to dig in and kick this specter of doubt in the teeth. It's one of the most in-your -face songs we've ever done, with musical energy that matches the determination in the lyrics."
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Australia's Parkway Drive has released a new video for "Unrest," which is taken from the band’s latest album "Deep Blue." You can check out the video clip below.
Parkway Drive also has the following upcoming tour dates with Bring Me The Horizon:
Sept. 13 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 14 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Sept. 15 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
Sept. 20 – Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
Sept. 21 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
Sept. 24 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
Sept. 25 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Sept. 26 – New Daily Theater – Memphis, TN
Sept. 27 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Sept. 28 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Sept. 29 – Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
Sept. 30 – The Pavilion – Lubbock, TX
Oct. 01 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 02 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
Oct. 03 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 04 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 05 – Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.
"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."
The track listing is as follows:
Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden
Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...
If you are reading this, you are most likely a devoted fan of metal. I wouldn’t be writing this if I weren’t part of this crowd. This being the case, it’s safe to say we’ve had a conversation with somebody of totally different musical values. If this conversation took place at a concert, we might look down upon these people. Their insouciance is like a slap in the face. The term “poser” might even come up. This attitude definitely comes in the realm of elitism, but it doesn’t mean our experiences with music are better. Everybody has their own ways of interacting with music. Let’s look at a few of these ways. More...
More dates have been added to Gorgoroth's "The Sign of Hell Tour 2011," specifically in Slovakia (30.11.11), Czech Republic (27.11.11), and Holland (22.11.11). There has also been a venue change for the Gothenburg concert. More dates will be added when they have been confirmed by the tour arranger.
The currently announced schedule is as follows:
03.11.2011 - Denmark, Copenhagen @ The Rock
04.11.2011 - Denmark, Aalborg @ Aalborg Metal Festival, Stadthalle
05.11.2011 - Sweden, Gothenburg @ Parken
06.11.2011 - Sweden, Stockholm @ Klubben
09.11.2011 - UK/England, Manchester @ Moho Live
10.11.2011 - UK/England, Liverpool @ The Masque
11.11.2011 - UK/Northern Ireland, Belfast @ Spring & Airbrake
12.11.2011 - Ireland, Dublin @ Button Factory
13.11.2011 - UK/Scotland, Glasgow @ Classic Grand
14.11.2011 - UK/England, London @ Camden Underworld
15.11.2011 - UK/England, Bristol @ The Fleece
17.11.2011 - Holland, Amersfoort @ De Kelder
18.11.2011 - Holland, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
19.11.2011 - Belgium, Louvain-la-Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Festival, La Ferme du Biéreau
20.11.2011 - Germany, Essen @ Turock
22.11.2011 - Holland, Hengelo @ Metropool
24.11.2011 - France, Savigny-le-Temple @ L'Empreinte
25.11.2011 - TBA
26.11.2011 - Germany, Lichtenfels @ Christmas Metal Festival, Stadthalle
27.11.2011 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Rock Café
29.11.2011 - Austria, Vienna @ Szene
30.11.2011 - Slovakia, Kosice @ Collosseum
01.12.2011 - Romania, Cluj-Napoca @ Euphoria Music Hall
02.12.2011 - Bulgaria, Sofia @ Yubileina Hall
03.12.2011 - Greece, Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club
04.12.2011 - Greece, Athens @ Gagarin 205
07.12.2011 - Croatia, Zagreb @ TBC
08.12.2011 - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Menza Pri Koritu
09.12.2011 - Italy, Rome @ Init Club
10.12.2011 - Italy, Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet
11.12.2011 - France, Montpellier @ Secret Place
13.12.2011 - Portugal, Porto @ Hard Club
14.12.2011 - Portugal, Lisbon @ Cine-Teatro de Corroios
15.12.2011 - Spain, Seville @ Sala Custom
16.12.2011 - Spain, Valencia @ Durango
17.12.2011 - Spain, Barcelona @ Mephisto
18.12.2011 - France, Grenoble @ TBC
Mastodon has debuted its third video via YouTube. "Spectrelight" is far heavier than the previous two singles, being more in line with the band's "Leviathan" and "Blood Mountain" material and features Scott Kelly of Neurosis on guest vocals.
The band's new album, "The Hunter" releases on September 26th.
New York metal band Resolution15 has posted a new track, entitled "Anjaneya," online at this location. The track was produced by Ryan Kelly at Big Blue Meenie studios and mastered at Sterling studios by Ryan Smith.
Upcoming Resolution15 shows are as follows:
09/10 - Brooklyn, NY at 7:30 PM - Trash Bar
10/12 - New York, NY at 7:00 PM - Gramercy Theatre
11/19 - New York, NY at 8:00 PM - Webster Hall
Loud TV has posted a video interview online with Anders Fridén from In Flames before the band's appearance at the French Hellfest 2011. Check out the video clip below.
In other In Flames news, the band last month cancelled all upcoming U.S. shows, but announced plans to return in 2012.
Italy's Neurasthenia has issued the following update about heading out for a Russian tour:
"Hey metal heads! This is the first Headline tour for Neurasthenia, and it will be in Russia! Brothers from Russia follow our Italian thrashers at these venues! Wow, this a real great news for us, we will destroy all the Russian stage! Don't miss it, see you there!"
Currently announced dates are as follows:
13.09 – Saint Petersburg – Ulitka
14.09 – Moscow – M-Club
15.09 – Ryzan – Planetary club
16.09 – Penza – Zakhvat
17.09 – Samara – Krater
18.09 – Nizhnekamsk – Bars club
19.09 – TBA
20.09 – Perm – TBA
21.09 – Tyumen – Zhara
22.09 – Ekaterinburg – Luna
23.09 – Izhevsk – Podval
24.09 – Ioshkar Ola – TBA
25.09 – Nizhny Novgorod – Paradise club
Denmark's Contours of Odd has posted a new song online titled "Dark Matter," as well as a remixed version of the "Supersoaker" track, which can both be found in the players below. The tracks are taken from the upcoming Contours of Odd album "Drifter."
The Wretched End (featuring ex-Emperor member Samoth) is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to last years debut album “Ominous." The band has now posted a studio clip online featuring drummer Nils Fjellström.
The new album is tentatively titled “Inroads” and confirmed song titles so far include: “Death by Nature,” “Cold Iron Soul,” “Blackthorn Winter,” “Fear Propaganda,” “Hunger,” “Throne Renowned of Old,” “Tyrant of the Mountain,” “Deathtopian Society,” and “The Haunting Ground.”
Peaceville Records has checked in with the following update about re-releasing the "Black Thrash Attack" album from Aura Noir:
"As the band is set to invade Europe this month, Aura Noir's cult debut album 'Black Thrash Attack' is to be released by Peaceville Records this October on vinyl pre-orde here & CD pre-order at this location.
"The album has been fully re-mastered by Aggressor from the band, & includes a bonus track in the shape of a cover of Venom's 'Heavens on Fire'."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Sons of Hades
3. Caged Wrath
4. Wretched Face of Evil
5. Black Thrash Attack
6. The Pest
7. The One Who Smite
8. Eternally Your Shadow
10. Fighting for Hell
11. Heavens on Fire (Venom cover)
Brazilian metal band Sacrificed has posted a new teaser video for the forthcoming release "The Path of Reflections," which is available to view below. The album is now on pre-sale at Shinigami Records and is scheduled for release on September 20th, 2011.
The track listing for "The Path of Reflections" is as follows:
1. Winds Of Liberty
3. Endless Sin
4. Walking Through Flames
5. Before A Dream
6. Call Of Insanity
7. Red Garden
8. Prison Mind
9. Far Away To Feel
10. The Truth Beneath The Laments
U.K. power metal band Intense has signed with Pure Legend Records, the sub label of Pure Steel Records. The band is currently recording a third album "Shape Of Rage" at Thin Ice Studios with producer Karl Groom (Threshold).
Pure Legend Records commented on the signing: "With Intense we are pround to have another high level band at Pure Legend Records combining outstanding songwriting with superbe vocals and the special note a band divides from others. Again the fans of the band will not be disappointed and a lot of new fans will be able to check out really unique songs made by musicians who find always new surprising ideas."
Vocalist Sean Hetherington had the following comments: "The guys and I are extremely happy to sign to a label such as Pure Legend Records, we already feel part of the family and together we have high hopes for our albums getting great exposure and for us to get out and share our music with as many people as possible. I already Feel that the guys at Pure Legend will make this a reality. There are exciting times ahead for Intense fans old and new." More...
Anthrax and Testament, who haven't toured together in more than a decade, are set to co-headline a U.S. tour beginning Friday, October 14 in Grand Rapids, MI. Anthrax will close all shows, and Death Angel will be main support for the entire tour. The coast-to-coast trek will hit more than two dozen cities over a five-week period, with both Anthrax and Death Angel debuting brand new material from their new albums, both set for summer/fall release; Testament's new album is set to be released in 2012.
"We've been tight with the guys in Testament for a long, long time," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante. "so we're really looking forward to hanging out with them on the road. And all of us in Anthrax are big Death Angel fans, so this is going to be a monster of a good time - for all of us and for the fans. Plus, with the incredible success of The Big Four shows over the last year, we wanted to tour with some of the 'second wave' of thrash bands."
The tour will follow Anthrax's Big Four "hometown" appearance at Yankee Stadium on September 14, with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth.
"We're excited to do this tour because Anthrax was actually the first band we ever toured with," adds Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. "It's an accomplishment 20 odd years later that we're going to do it again. The tour kick-off date is actually about five days difference from the kick off date of the first tour 20 years ago. The first time we performed with Anthrax, we only had a total of ten songs, so obviously now we have many songs to pick from so it will be very different. It's good to see that a lot of the faces in the bands are the same as back when we first did this original tour 20 years ago."
Here are the latest Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel Fall 2011 tour dates, with more to be announced: More...
UK metal band Evile have scheduled a string of "meet and greet" dates in the United Kingdom on the heels of the release of "Five Serpent's Teeth," which is scheduled for release on September 26, 2011 via Earache Records.
The following appearances will be exclusive to the British retail chain Blue Banana:
September 30 from 17:00 to 18:00 - Birmingham
October 16 from 16:00 to 17:00 - Plymouth
October 17 from 17:00 to 18:00 - Exeter
October 26 from 17:00 to 18:00 - Cardiff
October 28 from 17:00 to 18:00 - Sheffield
For more information on "Five Serpent's Teeth" check out some other Metalunderground.com articles:
On the edge of the September 13th release of the self-titled behemoth of a 5th album (reviewed here,) Anubis Gate already stands on an impressive body of work. The band's last four albums have each been heaped with critical praise for the blend of sensible songwriting, progressive style, and stand-out vocal performances. Luckily, Anubis Gate hasn’t tired itself out and seem to be burning its next-stage-thrusters, pushing prog metal to some interesting heights.
Vocalist/Bassist Henrik Fevre took some time out to answer a few questions for MetalUnderground.com regarding the new album, the band’s history and future, and the label situation. Moreover, he gave a bit of breaking news regarding upcoming re-releases and exclusives. Given that the previous albums released on Locomotive Records have not been easy to find for certain countries, this is great news. Below is the interview. More...
Italian melodic death metal band Graveworm posted a new album trailer video for the forthcoming release "Fragments of Death," which is due out on October 21, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. More details on the album, including the artwork, can be found at this location.
Check out the video here:
Prog Sphere is offering a free sampler download ahead of the Generation Prog Festival in Nurenburg, Germany, which is scheduled for September 23-24, 2011. The sampler is available at this location.
The track list for the sampler:
1. Haken – "The Point Of No Return" (from "Aquarius")
2. Relocator – "Aavishkar" (taken from "Relocator")
3. Effloresce – "Sunset in the Snowdome" (taken from "Shades of Fate")
4. Exivious – "Waves Of Thought" (taken from "Exivious")
5. Theory Of Elements – "In the End" (taken from "Faces")
6. To-Mera – "Earthbound" (Bonus Track) (taken from "Earthbound")
7. Andromeda – "Veil of Illumination" (taken from "The Immunity Zone")
A parial list of the "Generation Prog 2011" festival schedule:
Friday, September, 23, 2011:
19:30 Ocean Spout
Saturday, September 24, 2011:
19:30 Theory of Elements
For more information on the festival, visit this location.