Australian rockers Airbourne are pleased to announce No Guts, No Glory as the title of their second album for Roadrunner Records. The album is set for release on February 23, 2010. No Guts, No Glory was recorded in Chicago with noted producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind). The band relocated from their shared home in Warrnambool and moved into K's spacious studio to record the album.
Frontman Joel O'Keefe says: "Working with Johnny was great, he's one of the boys. We basically just set up all the gear, chucked a few mics around and went for it! Good times!" Brother and drummer Ryan confirms the precarious microphone placement: "With this album, we threw the mics all over the building, left the doors and windows open and pressed record!"
The Gathering drummer Hans Rutten has issued the following update about the band's 20th Anniversary plans:
"I am proud to announce the first dates for our upcoming The West Pole/20th Anniversary European Tour (Jan/Febr. 2010). Please note there will be more gigs added this tour. We are still working on a couple of Greek dates too, as well as a South American tour and some more club gigs in The Netherlands.
As you might know Marjolein will not be able to play with us the first week. Old bandmember Hugo Prinsen Geerligs will join us on stage, after 6 years! So these gigs will me memorable for sure! Hugo will join us from Krefeld untill Bratislava, Marjolein will be on stage again in Budapest untill the end.We are thrilled and excited and we hope the same goes for you!"
11/28/09: Ottawa, Ontario at Cafe Deckuf (with The Last Felony, Revocation)
11/29/09: Toronto, Ontario at Wreckroom (with Revocation)
12/04/09: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec at Rock Cafe le Stage (with The Last Felony, Unfallen)
12/05/09: Rimouski, Quebec at Paradis (Rimouski deathfest 3)
12/11/09: Moncton, New-Brunswick at The Manhattan
12/12/09: Halifax, Nova-Scotia at Gus Pub
In other news, Neuraxis have secured Olivier Pinard (Vengeful) on bass and Olivier Beaudoin (ex-Eternal Burden/ex-Stareblind) on drums for the upcoming shows. Commented singer Alex Leblanc: "We started jamming with the two Oli's and it's been amazing so far. They are really talented and we can't wait to assault stages with them."
Suffocation and Napalm Death are confirmed to do a tour of Latin America in May next year.
Dates are as follows:
05/05 Mexico City, Mexico @ TBA
05/07 Caracas, Venezuela @ TBA
05/08 Bogotá, Colombia @ Teatro Metropol
05/09 Quito, Ecuador @ Bunga
05/11 Lima, Peru @ Voce
05/13 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican
05/14 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Flores
05/15 Curitiba, Brazil @ TBA
05/16 São Paulo, Brazil @ TBA
Glasstone Records have signed Redcraving. Here's the official word:
"Redcraving are a five-headed band from Berlin/Germany, whose music can't be described with just one genre or hype, but an ever-evolving & incomparable mixture of styles that keeps you interested ebbing and flowing to usually a sweet and dreamy end. The best of both worlds.
Combining Post-Hardcore, Screamo and Southern Rock with electro, synthesizer and piano elements Redcraving don't hesitate to enter indie or ambient territory because they simply play the music that feels right and delivers a wide variety of emotions!
The enormous intensity of Redcraving's numerous live shows and the pure energy right in your face complement the powerful parts as well as the dreamy moments of their music. Having found their now existing line-up in late 2007 they have played nearly 100 shows all over Germany!
Unearth's latest music video, for the track "Grave Of Opportunity", made it's premier exclusively on the massive gamming community site Destructoid.com today Monday, October 26th. The video was shot with Artificial Army.
Vocalist Trevor Phipps adds: "With our video for "Grave Of Opportunity", we wanted to give the vibe of a party meeting music. That goal was achieved and then some with the video game/kegger theme. Check it out!"
"Grave Of Opportunity" comes off the band's latest album, The March, which was released on October 2008 via Metal Blade Records.
Legendary hard rock icons Ratt announced today that Infestation will be the title of their next album, due out in March 2010 via Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records. Infestation is the band's first studio album since 1999. Infestation was produced by Elvis Baskette (Chevelle, Incubus, Limp Bizkit) and marks the very first time in their storied career that Ratt have recorded outside of Los Angeles! The band lived together at Elvis' Virginia studio while recording the album. In addition to core, longtime members Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Bobby Blotzer, the album also features new guitarist Carlos Cavazo, formerly of Quiet Riot, and Robbie Crane, who has been with the band for twelve years, will continue on bass.
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of Mantric to the label for a worldwide, multi-album deal. Formed in 2007 in Oslo, Norway from the ashes of metal pioneers Extol, Mantric takes the visionary songwriting approach of its founding members to new, epic heights.
Fusing a unique, distinctly Scandinavian take on rich, challenging metal and punk with a powerful progressive edge, Mantric recorded their upcoming debut in Norway, with studio guru Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted) handling mixing and mastering duties. Prosthetic Records quickly recognized that something rather special was developing and are now very happy to have Mantric as part of their diverse roster.
On October 30th, Norwegian black metallers Sworn will release the new album 'Bastards and Conquerors' via Twilight-Vertrieb GbR. One week until the release of 'Bastards and Conquerors', you can now listen to the title track and "Beyonder" at this location.
'Bastards and Conquerors' cover artwork] tracklist:
01. Prophecies From The Land Of Lost Voices
02. The Bastard, The Conqueror
03. Summoning The Sinister
06. Damnation Spawned
07. Carnal Monuments
08. The Archaic Wraith
Kataklysm have just revealed the cover artwork and bonus material tracklist for the upcoming tour edition re-release of their latest album "Prevail". The album re-release is due on January 8th 2010 via Nuclear Blast.
Maurizio Iacono commented: "We decided to give "Prevail" a little facelift with a new artwork, and we had a cool song we had recorded during the "Prevail" studio sessions called "Cross the line of Redemption" that never got on the album. We also added a version with vocals to our most popular instrumental song "The Last Effort". On the visual end we added some cool songs from some European open air festivals we did and added some videoclips. Just a little something for our fans to hold them over until the next album will come out. This will be a "Touring edition" since we will embark on a euro headliner tour and do some selected shows In Canada next year."
Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against The Machine have joined efforts with some other rock and pop artists (such as Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne and R.E.M.) to campaign against the use of their music in Guantanamo Bay to torture the detainees. The National Security Archive, an independent research institute that is based in Washington, have uncovered under the Freedom of Information Act about 20 classified documents that detail the use of loud music as "an interrogation device" to "create futility" in uncooperative detainees.
Terror suspects have been tortured with songs by Rage Against the Machine, Deicide ("Fuck Your God"), Metallica ("Enter Sandman"), Britney Spears, the theme tune to Sesame Street, Barney the Dinosaur's title song and a number of tracks by shock rocker Marilyn Manson. One detainee spent hours being forced to listen to Drowning Pool's "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor". Some inmates also complained of being subjected to the work of Eminem, Bruce Springsteen ("Born in the U.S.A.") and the Bee Gees in order to prevent them sleeping.
Swedish metallers Slumber have issued the following update:
"After a couple of turbulent months in the race to finish the new album we've encountered a few obstacles wich forced us to delay the recording. The drummer Ted had to leave the band becuase of private reasons, and we have two new drummers replacing him temporarily for the Resonance recording. Studio "Panic Room" in Skara is now booked four weeks starting 7th January.
We will announce a few changes in the line-up after the recording as some reorganizing is happening for 2010. Prospects of finding a label that suits our world for the coming three albums is looking very solid. This will also be announced shortly after the recording. We will report from the studio trenches once we're there. We're making a lifework effort here people. Bear with us a little longer, and your ears will be greatly rewarded. 2010 will be a Slumber year. We will make doom and gloom shine brighter than an elven arse!"