Metal News for September 9, 2011
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30 news articles posted on this day.
Xtreem Music has issued the following announcement about Supuration releasing a compilation album:
"Yes, the mighty French legend Supuration (aka SUP) are back from the crematory in form of a retrospective collection CD which includes all the earliest and most brutal stuff of the band from '89 /'90 when they were in their most death metal shape right before they started to experiment with clean vocals and more varied sounds.
"'Back from the Crematory' is the generic title of this cult release which is planned for an imminent release on September 16th. The CD includes the awesome band's debut self-financed mini CD 'Sultry Obsession' ('90), their only demo 'Official Rehearsal' ('90) as well as the impossible-to-find demo of the band's very 1st studio recording 'Haunted' under their previous monicker ETSICROXE as well as a 9-song live show, both from '89.
"This masterpiece comes with remastered sound and packed in a total old-fashioned layout in contrast to their latter weird & sophisticated designs. Includes killer 12-pages booklet featuring an exclusive retro-interview, liner notes, cover and tons of old photos & flyers. This definitely a must-have release not only for every Supuration fan, but for every lover of the good old death metal from late 80's and early 90's!"
Symphonic celtic death metallers Bolero have posted their latest single "Pints Held High" for free download. The single is taken off Bolero's debut release "Voyage From Vinland." You download the track by heading over here, or check out the music video for the single below.
Musikuniverse.net has uploaded footage of Amon Amarth performing live in Montreal. You can check out the video clip below. Amon Amarth has also already been confirmed for the upcoming 2012 Wacken Open Air festival.
Black Tusk is currently streaming the first single from the forthcoming release "Set the Dial" on the band's Facebook Page. The song "Bring Me Darkness," along with the album's artwork, can be heard by heading over to this location. The artwork was designed by John Dyer Baizley, who has illustrated all of the band's releases.
Black Tusk has confirmed a hometown record release show in support of "Set the Dial" for October 22nd at The Jinx in Savannah, GA. The band will also perform at the 2011 Devilneck Festival in Athens, GA on October 21st. Upcoming shows are as follows:
Oct. 1 Statesboro, GA Dos Primos
Oct. 21 Athens, GA Caledonia Lounge
Oct. 22 Savannah, GA The Jinx
Oct. 28 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Lifeforce Records has issued the following announcement about releasing Confession's "The Long Way Home" album:
"We are very happy to announce that Lifeforce Records is going to release the new album 'The Long Way Home' by Australia's Confession in Europe on February 6th, 2012.
"Confession, from the burgeoning depths of Melbourne's hardcore scene is a new and exciting enterprise bringing the mosh back to hardcore, and an encounter with the savage new five piece may just warrant forgiveness on a whole new level. For it's not without lashings of wraith that this vicious band have exploded onto the Australian music scene with their debut release 2008's 'Can't Live Can't Breathe.'
"Collectively this practiced crew of misfits boast experience in an array of some of Australia's finest hardcore bands including widely-adored yet now defunct I Killed the Prom Queen, thriving Melbourne act Carpathian, U.S. giants Bury Your Dead, Pro Team, and Byron Bay band 50 Lions. Add to this, notorious lead singer Michael Crafter's brief but tumultuous storming of the Big Brother 2008 House, and you'll find Confession's combined crowd-pulling power is second to none. Having participated in some of the most successful, most revered and even most controversial hardcore bands of the past five years, Confession's combined history is evident in their distinctly more mature sound."
Check out the new Confession song "Asthma Attack" in the player below.
Denver, Colorado based death/thrash act Pile of Priests has announced a new EP titled "Unholy Death" will be released this coming October. In anticipation of the upcoming release, the band is now streaming two new songs online.
Head over to the Pile of Priests Facebook page at this location to listen to "Ancient Curse" and a re-recorded version of "Burn."
You can also check out more Pile of Priests music by navigating to the band's official Soundcloud page.
Arch/Matheos, the band featuring Jim Matheos (Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch (former vocalist of Fates Warning), is readying for the release of debut album "Sympathetic Resonance" on September 13th via Metal Blade Records.
GuitarWorld.com is now hosting an exclusive stream of the first three tracks from "Sympathetic Resonance." They can be heard by heading over to this location.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Neurotically Wired
2. Midnight Serenade
3. Stained Glass Sky
4. On the Fence
5. Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me)
6. Incense and Myrrh
Due to problems with the ghouls’ visas, Swedish heavy rock band Ghost will not be able perform on the upcoming tour with Enslaved and Alcest. The band will do its best to return for a full U.S. tour in the future.
A statement on the Ghost Facebook page reads as follows:
"Due to some last minute complications with our visas, we have been forced to cancel our North American tour.
"We are sorry towards the other bands on the tour, Enslaved and Alcest. And we are most of all tremendously sorry towards all of our fans.
"This is truly beyond our control and we are making everything within our (His) powers to be able to come back to the US as soon as possible and perform for all of you. Our most malicious of wishes."
Footage has been posted online of Unearth on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Heavy MTL in Montreal, Canada in 2011. You can check out the performance clip below.
Metal Injection is currently hosting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Hull’s upcoming “Beyond The Lightless Sky” video, the title track from the band’s new full-length. Check out the footage below.
Set for North American release on October 11th, 2011 via The End Records, the album was co-produced by Brett Romnes and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Melvins, et al).
Brazilian death metallers Krisiun are set to release "The Great Execution" on November 1st in North America. Century Media commented on the upcoming album:
"Krisiun only used analog gear and instruments while recording this album to avoid the compressed sound that so many musicians produce today. This wise decision resulted in a more organic sound, with the songs on 'The Great Execution' possessing both a warmth and a rawness that is so often lost through digital production. The low end is deeper, with drums that pound instead of bounce and guitar tones that sear rather than hiss."
"With our new record we managed to capture the sound and the vibe that we were always looking for," adds vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo. "Going back to Stage One Studio in Germany and working with Andy Classen again was the right choice. The album came out with a very distinctive and natural sound, shattering the boundaries of the style once more."
The cover artwork was created by Japanese artist Toshihiro Egawa and can be viewed below. "The Great Execution" will be available as a limited edition digipak including a re-recorded version of the Krisiun song "Black Force Domain" as a bonus track, plus as a 180g gatefold vinyl and as a digital download.
The Crown has issued the following announcement about the return of Johan Lindstrand and the band working on new material:
"We have an announcement to make, Johan Lindstrand has re-joined The Crown, this means that the original line-up is now ready to kill once again! The Crown September 2011:
Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitars
Janne Saarenpää - Drums
Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitars
"We would like to thank our metal brother Jonas Stålhammar for the amazing teamwork for the last couple of years! Respect! Next week we'll start rehearsing new material (6-7 news songs written at this point). We hope to enter the studio early 2012.
"We are thinking of doing a few Swedish dates within a couple of months (most likely a first re-union show in our hometown Trollhättan, this time in a proper club) and then focus on doing some kick-ass festivals in 2012." More...
Sweden's Sister has just released a music video, off the new album "Hated," for the track "The Unlucky Minority." Check out the video below.
Here's what the band had to say about the new video: "We filmed this video for The Unlucky Minority in one evening without any major plans really but with alotta sweat and beers instead! Keep it simple and keep the Sister approach to it all. This video represents us and just like the album, we've captured the raw and dirty feeling in it. This is a straight rock n' roll video with no fucking around. Just pure Sister. The video was shot and edited by independent film maker Jimmy Johansson (creator of Arkusan Martinsson, Brutt, Brunsås the movie) an 'old friend/drinking pal/roommate to the band' who has followed and hung out with the band since the beginning."
It's an unfortunately quiet week for metal fans this week, with almost nothing in the headbanging category hitting the Rock Band Network. Xbox 360 players get a new Asking Alexandria song, while another Amberian Dawn track will be headed to the PS3 edition. The newly added Xbox tracks (including the non-metal additions) are as follows:
Asking Alexandria - "A Prophecy (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Hedras Ramas - "Stellar Crash" (160 MSP)
Mafia Track Suit - "Funeral on Parade" (80 MSP)
Jutbox - "OH-KAY!" (80 MSP)
Parry Gripp - "Space Unicorn" (80 MSP)
DJ Raptorz - "He's Our Savior" (80 MSP)
DJ Raptorz - "He's Our Savior (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Tina Guo - "Forbidden City" (160 MSP) More...
California melodic death metal legion Dreaming Dead is currently putting the finishing touches on the band's upcoming new full-length. The follow-up to "Within One" (reviewed here) is set for release later this Fall, with further details to be unveiled shortly. In the meantime, check out the demo version of “Midnightmares” through the band's Facebook profile.
In celebration of the upcoming release, Dreaming Dead will be playing two special shows this fall - one opening for Morbid Angel in West Hollywood later this month and another at the Goregrowler’s Ball in San Antonio alongside Deceased, HOD, Lair Of The Minotaur and many others. Details are as follows:
09/23/2011 The House Of Blues – W. Hollywood, CA w/ Morbid Angel, Sadistic Intent
11/19/2011 The Goregrowler’s Ball @ The Korova – San Antonio, CA
Italian black metal act Divine Codex has announced the band's upcoming album "The Dark Descent" will see release in late 2011 via Mighty Hordes Productions. The cover artwork for the release is now available online and can be viewed below.
Additional details on the upcoming album "The Dark Descent" will be announced as they are made available. More information on Divine Codex can be found through the band's Facebook profile.
After over a year lurking behind a shroud of silence, Ordo Obsidium will unleash the band's debut album "Orbis Tertius" in North America via Eisenwald on October 10th, 2011.
In the uncompromising spirit of the ‘90s, "Orbis Tertius" was committed to two-inch tape in August of 2010, at Louder Studios in California (Wolves In The Throne Room, Weakling, Thrones, Melvins, etc.) standing in vehement opposition to the sterility and over-compression of contemporary metal. The cover art by Ba’al Graphics (Corpus Christii, Sonne Adam, Lugubre, Teratism, etc.) is available below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Nequaquam Vacuum
2. Into The Gates Of Madness
3. Orbis Tertius
4. Emptiness Under The Moon
5. By His Unflinching Hand
Texan electronic metallers The Browning are preparing for the release of their debut album, "Burn This World," and are the latest group to be added to the Midwest Meltdown U.S. tour.
The tour is due to kick off on September 16th in St. Paul, Minnesota, and will see The Browning joining label mates and headliners Oceano, along with Thick As Blood, Legend, and Volumes. Details are as follows:
Sep. 16 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Sep. 17 - Sioux City, IA - The Underground
Sep. 18 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court
Sep. 19 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Sep. 20 - Evansville, IN - Boney June's
Sep. 22 - Fort Wayne, IN - Sunset Hall
Sep. 23 - Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre
Sep. 24 - Cherry Valley, IL - Take 20
"Burn This World" is due to be released on October 3rd in Europe and October 4th in North America.
Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick was recently filmed answering questions submitted by fans for the website Fret12.com. His answers can be seen in the clips available below.
Megadeth is also confirmed to play a headline show on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at Coliseo El Campin in Bogota, Colombia. Megadeth's Latin American tour kicks off on November 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
You can check out a new song from Megadeth's upcoming album "TH1RT3EN" by heading over to this location.
Titans Eve has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming "Life Apocalypse" album:
"Hey everyone, just a quick update on the progress of our next album 'Life Apocalypse.' We've been making huge progress on the album. The songs that have been written so far are insane! Tons of speed and power with loads of melodies. We're all very excited on everything and we're still pushing for release early next year.
"We would also like to give a shout out to the new fans we've made in europe thanks to Metal Hammer with the interview and album of the month honour titled 'heroes from tomorrow.' We hope you all enjoy your new Titans Eve shirts and CD's!
"We're working on a tour now for summer 2012 that will allow us to finally see you all! Thanks for stopping by."
Dimmu Borgir has announced the band's first ever appearances in Ireland. The details are as follows:
28 Nov 11 - Belfast - Spring and Airbrake
29 Nov 11 - Dublin - Academy
The shows will be a part of Dimmu Borgir's intimate club tour of the U.K. which now includes the Republic of Ireland. There will be no support band and Dimmu Borgir will perform two sets. The first set will be a full album in its entirety as chosen by the fans and the second set will include a variety of Dimmu classics. Confirmed U.K. tour dates are as follows:
14 Nov 11 - Brighton - Concorde 2
15 Nov 11 - Colchester - Arts Centre
16 Nov 11 - Norwich - Waterfront
18 Nov 11 - Glasgow - Classic Grand
19 Nov 11 - Leeds – The Cockpit
20 Nov 11 - Cardiff - Great Hall 2
21 Nov 11 - Stoke – Sugarmill
23 Nov 11 - London – Islington Academy
24 Nov 11 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
25 Nov 11 - Manchester - Academy 3
26 Nov 11 - Birmingham - 02 Academy 2
Autopsy has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio to record new tracks for an upcoming release:
"Greetings Sicko's, we go into the studio at the end of October to record 3 new songs. It will be a taste of the new album that will soon follow. The 3 new songs will be released on a special release by Peaceville Records.
"It will also include all the E.P.s (Tomb Within, Fiend for Blood, Retribution for the Dead, Horrific Obsseion 7", and Funereality) that are out of print. A jackhammer to your skull."
Autopsy will also be appearing at the 2012 Maryland Death Fest, with details on the show available at this location.
Destinity has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates with Darkane:
"Hi to all of you people, We hope to see you soon on European roads with our friends of Darkane (SWE) and Devastating Enemy (AT). Join the event on Facebook here."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
TUE 20/09/11 - Strasbourg / Molodoi - FR
WED 21/09/11 - Paris / Glaz'art - FR
THU 22/09/11 - Eindhoven / Dynamo - NL
FRI 23/09/11 - Hengelo / Metropool - NL
SAT 24/09/11 - Leeuwarden / Harmonie - NL / FREEZE FEST
SUN 25/09/11 - Lille - Roubaix / Hotel de la musique - FR
MON 26/09/11 - Osnabruck / Bastard club - DE
TUE 27/09/11 - Berlin / Dazzle Danzclub - DE
WED 28/09/11 - Bratislava / U Ocka music club - SK
THU 29/09/11 - Wien / Escape metal corner - AT
FRI 30/09/11 - Stuttgart - Club Zentral - DE
SAT 01/10/11 - Zurich / Dynamo - CH / VIOLENT-FORCE Metalfest 2011
SUN 02/10/11 - Annecy / Brise glace - FR
MEGADETH is confirmed to play the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The Hell And Heaven Metal Fest is currently the only open air metal festival in Mexico. The festival had its first edition in October 2010 with three stages and 40 bands. The festival is dedicated to metal, but tries to balance genres such as heavy, glam, metalcore, thrash, speed, death, black and industrial metal.
This year the promoters expect to have a 20,000 audience and have confirmed 57 bands on four stages. The full line-up for the festival is as follows:
FEAR FACTORY (USA)
DARK FUNERAL (SUECIA)
WITHIN THE RUINS (USA)
VITAL REMAINS (USA)
LIZZY BORDEN (USA)
Plus the following Mexican bands: More...
Occult rock act The Devil's Blood has posted a teaser clip online for the song "On the Wings of Gloria," which will appear on the band's upcoming second full-length album "The Thousandfold Epicentre." Check out the clip below. The new albumis to be released the 11th of November 2011 via Van Records in Europe.
Sean Delson, the bass player for American heavy metal band Fozzy, has announced that he has decided to "retire" from the band in order to pursue other musical interests. A statement from Delson reads as follows:
"Hello good people!
"After nearly a decade of playing in Fozzy and enjoying the most fun you can pretty much legally have, I have decided to step down as the Bass Player for Fozzy and let some other lucky soul come in and live out their dreams. Playing in Fozzy has allowed me to achieve nearly 99% of all my musical aspirations. For that, I shall forever be eternally grateful to the band, and the team behind it. We have all played together in different bands throughout the years, and I have no doubt that somewhere down the road, at some point, we will share the stage again. A personal and heartfelt thanks goes out to Rich Ward, for always calling on me to play in every project that ever came his way, and for always believing in me. Thank you Rich.
"In the years prior to my work with Fozzy, The Duke, and Stuck Mojo, most of you know that I was in a band called Agent Cooper. It was actually playing with Agent Cooper that led me to joining Fozzy. Rich came out to a showcase we were playing, and, after the gig, asked me if I would help him record his debut solo album. For you trivia heads out there, Frank Fontsere was playing drums that night with us (and is also a long time member of the Agent Cooper Alumni). After many records, tours, and just plain living the dream… I started feeling a calling to finish something that I had started many years ago. So, along with Mike Martin, Eric Frampton (you know these guys from Stuck Mojo, The Duke, and Fozzy), Doug Busbee, and our new drummer Ganesh Giri Jaya… I hope to see you all on upcoming tours in a town near you! More...
As Autumn Calls has checked in with the following announcement about working on a new release titled "Cold, Black & Everlasting:"
"We have received our first review for An Autumn Departure from Sorrow Eternal Blog. To read the full review, please visit this link.
"There are only 6 copies of the An Autumn Departure CD left. Once they are gone they are gone. There are no plans to produce more copies at this time. Available exclusively through the Naturmacht Web Shop. There are also copies of An Autumn Departure cassette version still available at The Northern Cold Productions.
"We are currently working hard on our next release which will be called Cold, Black & Everlasting. We continue to move forward with this release, building off of our Emotionless EP. Expect new things as we delve deeper into bleak, sorrowful atmospheres and haunting melodies."
American progressive metal legends Dream Theater has posted their entire new album, "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" online for streaming. You can check it out by heading to RoadrunnerRecords.de. The album will be released on September 13th through Roadrunner Records and will be the group's first record to feature new drummer, Mike Mangini, who replaces founding member Mike Portnoy, who left the band last year. The album will be available as a jewel case, digital download and vinyl, as well as a special limited edition box set which includes:
- A Dramatic Turn Of Events album
- instrumentals of the entire album
- DVD of The Spirit Carries On – a 60 minute movie documenting Dream Theater’s drummer auditions
- double-LP set of A Dramatic Turn Of Events (180-gram vinyl in gatefold jacket)
- Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat
- litho print of album cover
- 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater "Ticket For Life" (randomly inserted)
- All content housed in a custom box
- Receive a digital download of the album the day BEFORE release
Due to production difficulties, Lifeforce Records has been forced to postpone the North American release of Nightrage’s new album “Insidious” (reviewed here) from September 27th to October 11th.
Nightrage will have the album on sale on their Frets Of Fury Tour with FIREWIND, ARSIS, NIGHTRAGE and WHITE WIZZARD as well. Here are the dates:
October 9th, 2011 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theater United States
October 10th, 2011 Atlanta, GA Masquerade United States
October 11th, 2011 West Springfield, VA Jaxx United States
October 12th, 2011 New York, NY Gramercy Theater United States
October 13th, 2011 Hampton, NH Wally’s United States
October 14th, 2011 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques Canada
October 15th, 2011 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s Canada
October 16th, 2011 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s United States
October 18th, 2011 Joliet, IL Mojoe’s United States
October 19th, 2011 St. Paul, MN Station 4 United States
October 20th, 2011 Winnipeg, MB The Osbourne Village Inn Canada
October 21st, 2011 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop Canada
October 22nd, 2011 Kelowna, BC Sapphire Nightclub Canada
October 23rd, 2011 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater Canada
October 24th, 2011 Seattle, WA Studio Seven United States
October 25th, 2011 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater United States
October 26th, 2011 San Francisco, CA Slim's United States
October 27th, 2011 Los Angeles, CA The Whiskey A Go Go United States
Van Halen announced that they have completed mixing their new album. This news jumped the Vegas line from 50-1 to a 10-1 shot of this album actually happening. It has been 27 years since the last David Lee Roth-Van Halen album. A lot has changed during this time, a few examples: In 1984 The Cosby show premiered along with “Cosby Sweaters”, it was also the year the AIDS virus was discovered. Apparently there is no connection between the two. It was also the year stonewashed jeans were introduced. Vanessa Williams was stripped (pun intended) of her Miss America crown when nude photos were discovered and Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial. Apparently these events also had no connection to the discovery of AIDS, despite many remaining suspicious… More...