Metal News for January 27, 2018
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12 news articles posted on this day.
As previously reported, Wawrzyniec "Vaaver" Dramowicz, drummer of German thrash metal legends Destruction, has announced that he will leave the band this March. He has since given a statement explaining his reasons for doing so, which reads:
"It is never easy to make hard decisions. It is time for me to part ways with Destruction - the band that has hosted me for nearly a decade; my brothers, my best buddies. Above all, these guys are great musicians that I have enjoyed countless performances with. 8 years with Destruction means more than words can describe. We shared the stage more than 500 times, travelled to the moon and back at least twice! It is time to drift my career towards more calm waters which surround my family. At the same time, Destruction needs to explore new exciting and challenging stages of their career. I would like to thank Schmier and Mike for giving me the opportunity to be a part of Destruction. I tried my best to enhance the band's sound and groove with my skills. I could see the fans' reactions around the world that came to the gigs and the signing sessions with tears in their eyes…just happy to see the band they had listened to since the beginning of the 80's. It has been a truly unforgettable experience! I wish you guys all the best. I know you will find the right replacement with the skills and dedication that you deserve for your incredible band. I am not quitting my profession either. It is just a change in life that we all sometimes go through and have to adjust to new circumstances. Hope we meet again one day or night on your rough Destruction seas! Thank you Schmier and Mike…!" More...
Former Suffocation guitarist Guy Marchais has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer in the blood which attacks the immune system in the body and lymph nodes. A fundraiser has been set up for him, on which a statement reads:
"On January 19th, 2018, we found out that Guy Marchais was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a blood cancer effecting the body’s immmune system and lymph nodes. This comes just 80 days after his niece was diagnosed with the same exact thing. Although not genetic, lighting struck twice in our family. I’m calling to everyone to donate what you can. Even with health insurance, bills are piling up in the thousands. There are many more tests to be done before starting his treatment plan on February 5th, which includes chemo and possibly radiation. Our family is struggling and could really use your help."
To donate to this campaign, click here
The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced the last four bands to perform at this year's event. Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm will be performing, in addition to American power metal outfit Seven Kingdoms has been confirmed for the journey, as well as Belgian groove metal band Diablo BLVD and Colombian speed metal group Revenge. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.
The current list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...
Serbian blackened death metal band Bane, who relocated to Canada in 2012, has announced that they will be embarking on their first European tour since leaving their homeland. No dates have been confirmed as of yet, but the trek will take place in July and August. The band stated:
"It's been 6 long years since we last played in Europe. We're really excited to be able to do this again and revisit some familiar places. So far we have confirmed several Festival appearances which we will announce soon enough, while our agency Zlabog Booking is currently working on more dates and still taking offers, so don't hesitate to get in touch!"
In a recent interview with Nataliez World, when asked if the new album will be released anytime soon, founder, vocalist & guitarist Branislav replied: "As of right now, there is not much information I can share with you. But, 2018 will definitely be the year for a new Bane record, no matter what." More...
Jinjer debut a live video for their song “Bad Water” which you can stream below.
The outfit comments of the footage: More...
Cast The Stone have inked a deal with Agonia Records and will release new material later this year. The outfit's original lineup is back for the their return, including Scour's Derek Engemann (who just recently left Cattle Decapitation) and Misery Index‘s Mark Kloeppel. Comments the band:
“With Agonia Records at the helm, and the sheer pedigree of our membership in Cast The Stone, we promise a stellar conjuring of darkness, and a steadfast willingness to churn limitless blackened hymns into the widening gyre.”
Lorna Shore & Signs Of The Swarm will be touring together next month, here’s where the run will stop:
With Signs Of The Swarm:
02/16 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
02/17 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
02/18 Morgantown, WV- 123 Pleasant
02/19 Virginia Beach, VA -Shaka’s Live
02/20 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
02/22 Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks
02/23 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
02/24 Baton Rouge, LA – 524 Studios
02/26 Big Spring, TX – Desert Flower Art bar
02/27 Albuquerque, NM – Moonlight Lounge
03/01 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
Lorna Shore only: More...
Blessthefall have inked a deal with Rise Records and according to the below announcement, will be revealing more news regarding their 2018 plans next Monday.
A brand new Ministry track entitled “Wargasm” can he streamed below. The song features a guest spot from Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory. You can find it on Ministry‘s upcoming album, “AmeriKKKant“, out March 09th via Nuclear Blast.
Alice In Chains announce a number of European headlining dates for this summer:
06/20 Stockholm, SWE – Grona Lund
06/28 Padova, ITA – Sherwood
06/30 Vienna, AUT – Arena Open Air Wien
07/01 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
07/03 Berlin, GER – Huxleys Neue
07/04 Cologne, GER – E-Werk
07/10 Milan, ITA – Ippodromo Snai San Siro
A new effort from the band is expected out later in the year.
Breaking Benjamin debut a second track from their new effort, “Ember“. Below you can find a stream of “Feed The Wolf” from the album. April 13th has been scheduled as the release date for “Ember” through Hollywood Records.
That release will run as follows: More...
Monster Magnet debut the title track to their new effort “Mindfucker“. Stream it below ahead of the album’s March 23rd release through Napalm Records.