Finnish metal band Swallow The Sun has posted a new song, ''These Woods Breathe Evil'', at their MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/swallowthesundoom. This track comes off the bands upcoming album ''New Moon'', which will be released in early November via Spinefarm Records.
"Italy In Progress Tour 2009" YtseJam Kr + Twinspirits + guests
Twinspirits and OnStage Booking are pleased to announce the first leg of "Italy in Progress Tour 2009", which will kick off in December, bringing the band in some of the best rock live club around Italy:
"Italy In Progress Tour 2009"
YtseJam Kr + Twinspirits + guest
03/12/2009 "MILANO in progress 2009" Zoe Club - Milano
04/12/2009 "BOLOGNA in progress 2009" Ke Me Meo - Argelato (BO)
05/12/2009 "PADOVA in progress 2009" Country Star - Albignasego (PD)
10/12/2009 "PERUGIA in progress 2009" Urban Club - Perugia
11/12/2009 "CASERTA in progress 2009" Oddly Shed - Casagiove (CE)
Champions of the old school Swedish death metal style (Stockholm, not Gothenburg), Ventura, California's Fatalist pay tribute to the likes of Nihilist, Grave, Entombed, and Dismember on debut full-length The Depths Of Inhumanity. The follow up to 2007's impressive (and now sold out) Loss demo will be released on November 23, 2009 on Ibex Moon Records. While the influences are obvious, the band injects its own personality into these 11 songs, while staying true to the bruising 'n buzzing sounds of early 90s Stockholm.
Guitarist/vocalist Neil Burkdoll (Dirty Dead, Stump) Burkdoll had this to say about the recording: "Well, three years in the making; it has been a long ass time. Our album The Depths of Inhumanity is finally going to see the light of day on Nov 23, 2009. It is 11 songs of old school death metal that we hope you guys enjoy. We really tried to make each song stand alone from the others and have their own identity. We are happy as hell that the album is coming out on Ibex Moon as well. We really felt that we would fit nicely on the Ibex Moon roster and it was a great day when John agreed to talk to us about an album deal. Things went really smooth with the label and we hope to work with them again in the future."
Taiwanese extreme metallers Chthonic have been honored with the "Best International Artist" award for their participation in the Free Tibet concert in Taipei on July 11 of this year. The award was given out at this year's Tibetan Music Awards, which took place on October 10 in McLeod Ganj, India.
Says vocalist Freddy Lim: "This is an honor for all the performers, staff, volunteers, and audiences involved with the Free Tibet concert earlier this year in Taiwan. Let's keep fighting for justice and freedom, and I believe that all Tibetans will be winners and earn their rights eventually!"
Chthonic is currently on tour with Satyricon in support of its latest album, "Mirror of Retribution", which was issued in the U.S. on September 15 via Spinefarm Records.
An e-card for "Lightslaying Rituals", the forthcoming album from French black metallers Temple Of Baal, can be found at this location. The album was recorded at Paris' Hybreed Studios by Andrew Guillotin last April and will be released on November 27th via Agonia Records.
"Lightslaying Rituals" cover art] tracklisting:
01. Piercing The Veils Of Slumber
02. Triumph Of Heretic Fire
03. Black Sun Of The Damned
05. Dead Cult
06. Hate Is My Name
07. Poisoned Words
08. Vectors To The Void
09. Blessings Of Blackfire
Donald Decker, singer/songwriter for the infamous Minnesota-based brutal death/porngrind band Anal Blast, passed away Sunday morning (October 11th). According to his friends, the passing was "peaceful." He was 41 years old.
The cause of death has not been made public, but Decker reportedly received a liver transplant last year.
Next to writing violently obscene lyrics for Anal Blast - which he said was "the most stupid band in the world" - Don Decker was also a metal concert promoter and the owner of a death metal record store. He was the first one to get Cradle Of Filth to the USA.
Anal Blast was founded in 1994 and recorded two studio albums; "Vaginal Vempire" (1998) and "Battered Bleeding Bitch" (2004) with a live DVD issued last year, entitled "Spraying Blood Live."
Arch Enemy will embark on the "Tyrants Of Evil: North American Tour 2010", in January/February next year. Support will come from Exodus, Arsis and Mutiny Within.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
20-January-2010 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
21-January-2010 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
22-January-2010 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
23-January-2010 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
25-January-2010 - Montreal, QC - Le Medley
26-January-2010 - Quebec City, QC - Theatre Imperial
27-January-2010 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
29-January-2010 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
30-January-2010 - Minneapolis, MN - The Rock
31-January-2010 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
Korpiklaani are proud to announce the Karkelo World Tour continues: "Behold, Americans and Canadians. In January we will set sail to the States and Canada again, together with our mateys from Swashbuckle, our Viking friends from Týr and the guys from White Wizzard."
Dates are as follows:
Jan 08 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Jan 09 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Jan 10 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Jan 11 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Jan 12 - Chicago, IL @ Jaguar Club
Jan 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Jan 14 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Jan 15 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
Jan 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Jan 17 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Jan 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Finnish Power metallers Kiuas have issued the following update:
"So, it's been a while since we've informed you of our comings and goings on, and there have been some questions and speculations as to what Kiuas is up to, or are we up to anything...
Well, fear not my comrades! To make a long story short: We'll be entering the studio no later than in the end of November, and start recording our fourth full-length studio album. There are about 10 new masterpieces almost completely written, which we are polishing and finetuning as I write these words. The album is set to be released in March 2010 in Finland, other areas TBA. Naturally this is and has been the reason for not doing gigs for a while, since the writing, arranging and practing of the songs demands our full focus. After the release, we will start touring, the dates will be announced once confirmed (but hold your horses until next year, kids!).
Below you can watch a video for The Gates Of Slumber's "Ice Worm". The clip was created by Doggysmile Pictures (known from "Heavy Metal Zombies" and "Metal Man"), and directed, shot and edited by Martin Piwek. The video features images from this year's Keep It True festival.
Negură Bunget are ready to announce the title of the next album "Vîrstele Pămîntului" (English: The Ages of the Land/Earth).
"Vîrstele Pămîntului" is an album about embracing your destiny, about choosing and consciously assuming a way of life. The earth is where we came from and where go back into, the one from above and beyond us. Understanding and respecting it is understanding yourself, your purpose and destiny. "Vîrstele Pămîntului" is an album about places of the earth and places of the spirit, about bounds transcending worlds.
The work on the album is scheduled to be completed on a seclusion Negură Bunget will take into the wilderness of the mountains in the following weeks, to concentrate soley on the work for this album, which will be a landmark for its future evolution.
Exodus will release "Shovel Headed Tour Machine (Live At Wacken And Other Assorted Atrocities)", the band's latest live DVD/CD, on January 15 2010 through Nuclear Blast. The live DVD/CD will feature the band's live show from the Wacken Open Air 2008 festival.
Disc 1 (concert DVD) and Disc 2 (concert CD) contain Exodus caught live at Wacken in Germany on their 2008 world tour in front of over 80 thousand screaming moshing maniacs. Witness this punishing collection on DVD then listen to the same brutal collection on the CD included.
Disc 3 is a documentary DVD, exploring the history of Exodus and getting a behind the scenes look into life on the road in the documentary "Assorted Atrocities". Covering the last 5 years, this feature length movie brings you closer to the inner circle of the band. Hear stories from the road including the craziest Paul Baloff moments. Go inside the recording process of "Shovel Headed Kill Machine". Tour the world as Exodus lands in South America, Japan, Austrailia and Europe. Watch as the band supplies voices to the cartoon "Metalocalypse". The making of music videos for "Riot Act"and "Now Thy Death Day Come", plus plenty of killer clips showing insane moments of the greatest fans in the world. Plus, over an hour of Deleted Scenes, Rare Live Performances, Music Videos, Vintage Interview from 1985, Trailers and the most comprehensive photo gallery with over 350 photos.
"Starve For The Devil" will be the name of the fourth studio album from Virginia's melodic/technical death metallers Arsis. New material will be recorded this fall with producer Zeuss (Municipal Waste, Agnostic Front, Hatebreed) at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts. Artist Mark Riddick will provide his trademarked meticulous and grotesque artwork.
This release will mark the return of founding member/drummer Michael Van Dyne, who states: "The new Arsis record is coming along great - we have eleven new original songs nearly completed, as well as a cover song which will probably be used as a bonus track. Recording this album should be a blast, and the fact that we'll be working with one of the world's top metal producers will only make the experience that much cooler."
Municipal Waste are set to return to Europe in early 2010 as part of their "Waste the World" headlining tour.
Following their round of European festival appearances this Summer, Municipal Waste will be seeing out the year with a North American trek, then having a few weeks rest before kicking off the European leg of their tour in mid-January. Support on the North American leg of the tour will come from Cauldron, with Victims and Reproach supporting the band in Europe.
The European tour dates are as follows:
19.01.10 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet Club
20.01.10 - Stuttgart, Germany - Juha West
21.01.10 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
22.01.10 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Club
23.01.10 - Treviso, Italy - New Age Club