Metal News for September 7, 2009
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31 news articles posted on this day.
Montana metallers Throne of Malediction have posted a new song online titled "Never Enough." The track can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. The band also issued the following brief update about working on new material:
"Throne of Malediction is working on an epic new song based on the story 'Masque of The Red Death' to be released soon..."
U.K. metallers Awake have issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Magnum:
"Just a quick update about some gigs we have coming up. We will be doing 4 dates with Magnum at the start of November:
11/5 Academy Bristol
11/6 Academy London
11/7 The Assembley Leamington Spa
11/8 Waterfront Norwich
"We're looking forward to doing these shows with Magnum, after we had a great time with them on tour last year! This is also a great oppourtunity to play some of new songs that we have been working on for the new album! Keep checking the site for all things Awake, and for updates on other possible gigs in the pipeline!"
Canadian heavy metal veterans Anvil has posted a new recording online of their song, "Thumb Hang." You can check it out by heading to the bands official Myspace page. The song was talked about in the smash hit documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil" and was recorded recently to appear on the re-release of their album, "This Is Thirteen."
Fozzy, the band featuring members of rap metal legends Stuck Mojo and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho, has posted their first single from their forthcoming new album, "Chasing The Grail" online. You can check out the song, "Martyr No More" below, in a video that also contains the albums artwork. The song also features a guest guitar solo from Annihilator mainman Jeff Waters. The band revealed today that "Chasing The Grail" will be released on January 19th, 2010. More...
Israeli metal band Orphaned Land has posted an album teaser at this location.
Norway's Trail of Tears has announced a European tour, entitled the "Darkness, Bloodstains, and Accidents European Tour," with GOTHMINISTER and MAGENTA. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
22.11 - GAGARIN205, Athens, Greece.
23.11 - The Underworld, London, UK.
25.11 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland.
28.11 - Stuttgart, Live Club, Germany.
29.11 - Columbia Club , Berlin, Germany.
01.12 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark.
11.12 - Glassheim, Jevnaker, Norway
12.12 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway
For those of you who didn't make it to This Is Hardcore 2009, you can check out Blacklisted's set in its entirety in the video below. They open the set with "I'm Trying To Dissappear," a new song from their upcoming 12"LP "No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me", to be released on Deathwish soon. More news on this release will be made available shortly.
Here are the upcoming Blacklisted tour dates with Bane:
10/19: Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway w/ Bane, Foundation
10/20: Nashville, TN @ The Muse w/ Bane, Foundation
10/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Bane, Foundation
10/22: Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery w/ Bane, Foundation
10/23: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Bane, Foundation
10/24: New York, NY @ Santos Party House w/ Bane, Foundation
10/25: Springfield, MA @ Waterfront Tavern w/ Bane, Foundation
The World We Knew has posted a "behind the scenes" video to their music video for the single "To The Wolves." Check the video out below.
Swedish metal band In Mourning has issued the following studio update:
"The work continues with the recording of our new album, and it's sounding really awesome so far."
"Last week-end we began recording guitars, and we will continue the journey this week, recording more guitars and hopefully some bass too, starting tomorrow. We'll keep you updated with what's happening, stay tuned!"
Pictures from the recording session can be seen here
Each week with Unearthing the Metal Underground we provide a new batch of bands that aren’t signed to a major label and are making a name for themselves in the underground. This week I’ll be digging into three very different bands in the Montana scene. Although heavy metal is sparse in Montana, there are still a few bands who carry the torch of their respective sub-genres for the fanatics who need their live show fix. More...
The Fader recently premiered Russian Circles' "Malko," the first track from "Geneva" available as a free MP3 download. This one's a fast 80's cocaine song with a shred guitar intro that "runs through a host of genres," while constantly upping the intensity and catchiness of the music, before the tension swells to reach a scathing end.
According to Mike Sullivan, the band's guitarist, "this SKULLFUCKER commands the weak to rip their appendages off their SHITTY bodies and leave their worthless torsos to dry on the floor."
Beginning October 28th in Covington, KY, Russian Circles embarks on a tour of the Southern and Southwest States. All current, confirmed dates are listed below.
WED OCT 28 - Covington KY, The Mad Hatter w/ Young Widows, Coliseum
THU OCT 29 - Atlanta GA, The Earl w/ Young Widows, Coliseum
FRI OCT 30 - Gainesville FL, THE FEST 8 w/ Coliseum, Torche, etc
SAT OCT 31 - Orlando FL, The Backbooth w/ Young Widows, Coliseum
MON NOV 2 - Birmingham AL, The Bottletree w/ Young Widows, Coliseum
TUE NOV 3 - Baton Rouge LA, Spanish Moon w/ Young Widows, Coliseum
WED NOV 4 - Little Rock AR, Juanita's Cantina Ballroom w/ Young Widows, Coliseum
THU NOV 5 - Denton TX, Rubbergloves w/ Young Widows, Red Sparrows
FRI NOV 6 - Houston TX, Rudyard's British Pub w/ Young Widows, Red Sparrows
SAT NOV 7 - Austin TX, Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Waterloo Park
SUN NOV 8 - Oklahoma City OK, The Conservatory w/ Young Widows, Red Sparrows
TUE NOV 10 - Albuquerque NM, Launchpad w/ Young Widows, Red Sparrows
WED NOV 11 - Tempe AZ, The Clubhouse w/ Young Widows, Red Sparrows
THU NOV 12 - San Diego CA, The Casbah w/ Young Widows, Red Sparrows
Russian Circles' "Geneva" will be available worldwide, from Suicide Squeeze Records, October 20th, 2009.
Swedish avant-garde metal band Diablo Swing Orchestra has announced the following tour dates:
Sep 11 - Progpower USA X - Atlanta (US)
Sep 14 - Circo volador - Mexico City (MX)
Sep 15 - MMF pre party show @ Café iguana - Monterrey (MX)
Oct 02 - The Purple Turtle, Camden - London (UK)
Oct 09 - Nubux Festival - Reusel (NL)
Oct 10 - Nox Obscura - Nijmegen (NL)
Nov 13 - Diemelkult-Festival - Marsberg (DE)
German metal band Emergency Gate has announced the following tour dates:
10/02 - Way Of Darkness Festival - Lichtenfels, Germany
10/24 - Helion Festival - Munich, Germany
11/14 - 10 Years "Mely" - Berg im Drautal, Kärnten, Austria
11/19 - PMK Innsbruck Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
11/20 - Abyss Kufstein - Kufstein, Tirol, Austria
11/21 - Metal Club United Festival - Prägraten, Tirol, Austria
Boston thrash metal band Ravage has issued the following update regarding the cancellation of two tour dates:
"Unfortunately the venue has had to cancel our show on Sept 24th at The Rock Star sports bar in Fort Worth Texas - so that show is not happening. If anyone wants to book Ravage in the Forth Worth area on Sept 23rd or 24th, send me a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org" More...
In conjunction with UK’s leading extreme metal publication Terrorizer Magazine, the latest album from the Swedish band THE FEW AGAINST MANY, entitled “Sot,” will be available for streaming in its entirety from 7th September 2009 till 13th September 2009. Listen to the album at this location.
Doro has issued the following announcement about postponing their upcoming Arizona tour dates, which were scheduled for September 18th and 19th:
"We are extremely sorry for the late word on this but the 2 shows in Arizona must be postponed until a later date. We tried our best to make it work but Doro has an emergency meeting in NY which could not be changed due to it's nature. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
"We will make these shows up at a later date and hopefully include additional shows in some of the cities we were unable to reach on this leg.
"Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. Our heartfelt apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused."
Brazilian death metallers Sangrena have announced that they will be releasing their debut album "Blessed Black Spirit" soon through Darzamadicus Records.
The track listing for "Blessed Black Spirit" will be as follows:
1. When the Masks Fall
2. Infernal Domination
3. Cursed by Revenge
4. Land of Scorn
5. Abyss of Souls
6. The Ninth Prophecy
7. Blessed Black Spirit
8. In Sacrifice
9. Reign of Illusions
10. City of the Hanged People
11. The March
Folk metallers Finntroll have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:
9/13 Caos Emergente PORTUGAL
9/18 Metal Invasion Ruhrstorf / GERMANY
9/19 Total Metal Fest New Demode, Bari
9/20 Estragon Bologna
9/21 Soundtrack Arcene
9/25 Rock City Nottingham
9/26 Underworld London
9/27 Central Station Wrexham
9/28 Moho Manchester
9/29 Cathouse Glasgow
9/30 Rios Leeds
11/13 Caracol Madrid
11/14 Salamandra 1 Barcelona
11/18 Bingo Kiev
11/19 B1 Maximum Moscow
11/20 Arctica Club St. Petersburg
4/3 2010 Rocktower Festival Lübeck
Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following announcement about their bass player appearing on an Internet radio show:
"Next friday evening 911 you can hear a live interview with Cirrha Niva's bassplayer Daniel Huijben on T.N.T. /Radio Hoeksche Waard. The interview will take place around 22.15. You can find the stream here."
Cirrha Niva are set to release their new album "For Moments Never Done" in the U.S. on September 15th.
Borknagar has posted online an in-studio video from the recording sessions for their upcoming album "Universal." The video clip can be viewed below. Borknagar also issued the following statement about the video:
"Making of UNIVERSAL was recorded, edited and produced by the band in order to satisfy you- the fans! This will grant you with a glimpse into the process of making our new album UNIVERSAL and even a small taste of what is about to come. 4 episodes will be launched during this autumn, towards the actual release in early 2010. Hope you enjoy this ride throughout the making of this grandiose album, we certainly did!" More...
In Flames has announced the following string of extra tour dates prior to their upcoming "Taste of Chaos" tour in Europe:
11/16 Amsterdam Melkweg NL
11/18 Zurich Volkshaus CH
11/19 Milan Live Club IT
11/20 Strasbourg La Laiterie FR
11/22 Lille Aeronef FR
11/23 Luxembourg Den Atelier LUX
11/24 Paris Bataclan FR
Leaves' Eyes has issued the following update about a venue change at the Leipzig stop of their "Beauty and the Beast" tour:
"Attention, there’s a small change regarding the venue in Leipzig, the new location is HELLRAISER! So here’s the billing and venues once again: BEAUTY & THE BEAST Festival Tour 2009. Special guests: ATROCITY (Werk 80 Show), SIRENIA, ELIS, STREAM OF PASSION."
13.11.2009 DE – Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
14.11.2009 NL – Sneek, Bolwerk
15.11.2009 LUX – Esch, Rockhal
16.11.2009 CH – Pratteln, Z7
17.11.2009 DE – Essen, Turock
18.11.2009 NL – Zandaam, DeKade
19.11.2009 NL – Dordrecht, Bibelot
20.11.2009 BE – Vosselaar, Biebob
21.11.2009 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
22.11.2009 F – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
23.11.2009 F – Paris, Le Glaz'Art
24.11.2009 DE – Köln, LMH
25.11.2009 DE – Berlin, K17
26.11.2009 DE – München, Backstage
27.11.2009 HU – Budapest, Diesel
28.11.2009 CZ – Zlin, Novesta / Winter Masters of Rock Festival
British gothic metal act Paradise Lost will release their new album “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” through Century Media Records on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 6, 2009 in the US.
The brand new video clip for the album’s title-track, which was created by Nathan T Heys / Link Productions, has been posted online. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Swallow the Sun has issued the following announcement about upcoming Finnish tour dates:
"We have confirmed some show in Finland after the release of New Moon! The dates are:
17.11.2009 Henry's Pub, Kuopio
18.11.2009 Klubi, Turku
20.11.2009 Tavastia, Helsinki
21.11.2009 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
22.11.2009 Lutakko, Jyväskylä
"See our website for details! After these shows we are leaving for the New Moon Over Europe tour with our friends Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum! See you at the shows!"
The currently confirmed dates with Omnium Gatherum are as follows: More...
Australian metallers Templestowe have announced that they will be hosting a release party for their upcoming album "Cimmerian." The details are as follows:
Special Guests: Five Star Prison Cell (Vic), In Malice’s Wake (Vic), Tortured (ACT)
Date: Saturday 10th of October 2009
Venue: The Basement - Belconnen
Entry: $10 or $25 with the ‘Cimmerian’ digipak
Belgian metallers Thurisaz has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:
"Good news!!! We'll be playing with Isole (Swe) and Marche Funèbre in Ieper (Vortn Vis) on the 27th of september! Hope to see you there! Other good news: we've got a new tour planned in november, dates and places will be announced soon."
Mr Pity has posted their official music video for the title track of their debut album, "Israeli Wall." Produced in association with FugaziQuo productions the video "aims to bring a fresh perspective to the situation in Palestine with respect to the wall that is separating both people and hearts with a view to inspire young people both in Israel and Palestine to take up arms in the form of musical instruments, in particular guitars, to emulate the trumpets that brought down the walls of Jericho."
The band continues: "The vision that is hopefully inspired in the video is that both Palestinians and Israelis alike begin to simply ignore the propaganda emanating from either side of the wall and work toward its eventual downfall in the form of music, a gift that people across the world both love and appreciate. It is through music and the creation thereof that hearts and minds from either side of the dividing wall can be freed from the enslaving rhetoric and mutterings that issue from the mainstream media who seek only to perpetuate the goals and ambitions of the few who they serve - the few who for so long have enjoyed the controlling privilege over nations and peoples that wealth via usury and criminal activity have bestowed upon them at the expense of we the people.
"Trumpets brought down the Walls of Jericho, time for guitars to bring down the Israeli Wall."
Lancaster, Pennsylvania metal band Ventriloquist has posted two new songs on their MySpace player, "Lorrian" and "Ocupado."
The band signed to 13Star Records late last year and released their self-titled EP earlier this year. In July, they announced their new vocalist, Nikko Mazza.
In the first of their interviews from 2009's Metalcamp festival in Slovenia, Contraband Candy interviewed Mark Osegueda of Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel. René chats to Mark about their current tour with Keep of Kalessin and Kataklysm, gets skin care tips, and the reasons for the recent line-up changes.
Auckland band Subtract has announced an October mini-tour of Australia, to be supported by Sydney’s The Amenta. The band comments:
"So we finally have some Aussie dates locked down. We are playing Sydney and Melbourne with The Amenta, and we’re fucking excited about it. Our album Winning Hearts and Minds and video for Dirty Paradise are doing quite nicely in Australia, and our visit across the ditch is long overdue.
"Add to that support shows in Auckland with Arch Enemy on November 10th, and Lamb of God/Shadows Fall on December 10th, it’s shaping up to be good end to the year.
"Hails to our Aussie label Katzenjammer Records’ Blair Walsh who’s doing a sterling job for us over there. Cheers bro, we’ll be seeing you soon. Heads up Aussie, Subtract’s coming to tear you a new one!"
Here are SUBTRACT's Australian tour 2009 dates:
23rd Oct - The Arthouse, Melbourne w/ The Amenta
24th Oct - The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney w/ The Amenta
Spanish thrashers DESECRATION have just posted a new song on YouTube, entitled "Face Your Fear." Check out the song here and below. For more information on Desecration check out their MySpace page. More...