American progressive metal band Shadow Gallery announces that they will be embarking on a European Mini-Tour in October 2010 with support from modern rock band Maplerun. The tour is set to launch with their headlining performance on October 2nd at ProgPower Europe in Baarlo, Netherlands.
After the successful release of their sixth studio album Digital Ghosts in November 2009 via InsideOut Records, the band is set to bring their epic progressive metal music to Europe for their first tour, booked and managed by WarCry Entertainment Group.
Guitarist Gary Wehrkamp states: "Our fans in Europe have been eagerly waiting for the day that Shadow Gallery would take the stage and we are happy to finally be able to make this journey together."
Sludge metal band Kruger have announced the following European tour dates in support of their new album, For Death, Glory And The End Of The World:
October 19 - Ziegel - Zurich, Switzerland
October 20 - Passagers du Zinc - Bezançon, France
October 21 - Taverne - la Louvière, Belgium
October 22 - Pandemonium - Antwerpen, Belgium
October 23 - O13 - Tilburg, Netherlands
October 25 - Venue TBA - Sheffield, England
October 26 - The Unicorn - London, England
October 27 - 4 Ecluses - Dunkerque, France
October 29 - 6 Par 4 - Laval, France
October 30 - Biomill - Laufen, Switzerland
Pat Kavanagh, bassist of Canadian melodic death metal outfit Threat Signal has issued the following statement on the band's MySpace:
"I'm going to start this update off with the good news. We're playing a week of shows with our friends in Soilwork in August. Can't wait to play with those dudes again! Check out our MySpace for the dates. Also we'll have former Darkest Hour shredder and awesome dude Kris Norris filling in! So you definitely don't want to miss these shows.
Now you may be asking yourself "filling in?!?" yeah, onto the bad news. Here it comes again folks, there's been another casualty in TS. Adam Weber has decided to leave us. He has some personal things he needs to work out and we wish him all the best. We're still good friends and there's plenty more beers that we'll have together so no worries. I know this sucks to hear for a lot of you and I can list off a boat load of bands that have been through the same shit we've been through. Just know it sucks hard on our side too.
Cradle Of Filth will tour South America in support of their upcoming album All Hallows Eve. The band announced a couple of shows in December, with more dates to be announced soon.
UPDATED (on 03.08.2010):
Dec. 12 - Teatro Metropol - Bogotá, Colombia
Dec. 14 - Ciec - Caracas, Venezuela
Dec. 16 - Teatro Caupolican - Santiago, Chile
Dec. 17 - El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dec. 18 - Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
Dec. 19 - Bar Opinião - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Coming Alive the new live DVD/CD of Chimaira is now streaming online. Head over to the AOL listening party to check it out.
As reported in June, the package features a live DVD/CD featuring 17 tracks recorded at Chimaira's December 30th Christmas show (at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio). Bonus features on the DVD include a 45 minute Resurrection: "Making of" documentary and a 40 minute home-video footage documentary of never before seen moments.
Coming Alive was released on July 13 in Europe, and July 20 in the rest of the world.
Technical death metal act, Beneath The Massacre, have announced Marée Noire, as the title of their forthcoming EP which will be released in North America on September 14th. The effort was co- produced by Chris Donaldson, known for his work with Cryptopsy, with guitarist Chris Bradley and the band. It was mixed by Donaldson and mastered by Alan Douches (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Converge).
Bradley commented on the release: "Marée Noire was written using a different approach than the preceding release. We wouldn't start the writing process from the same point. Some songs were more structured by melodies while others all started from drums pattern. I think it makes the songs stand out a little more."
US metallers Leatherwolf are currently working on their first ever DVD, Live At The Galaxy, which was filmed during the band's 2009 performance at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA.
A sneak preview of the song "Thunder" has been posted online at this location. It features the band's current lineup, with guitarist Greg Erba and bassist Patrick Guyton joining original members Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Carey Howe (guitars), and Dean Roberts (drums).
Midnattsol are back home from Studio E in Germany and have issued the following update:
"We´ve done it! Our third album is recorded, including mixing and mastering. And we are really proud of the result - we think it´s amazing. Our feeling is, that everyone of us has developed as well as the band together. Nevertheless we are still Midnattsol.
We had an awesome time in Studio E and want to thank Markus Stock for his great work - also as a producer for us. But there are still thousands of things to do, until the CD will be released. In the next time, we will work on the cover and artwork for the CD. Of course we will keep you informed about the process.
And to shorten the time you have to wait, here is a small video of Carmen´s recordings for you. And for more information - once again the link to our studio report."
It seems that Soulfly bassist Bobby Burns has quit the band. In a recent Tweet, Burns writes: "To all the fans... Soulfly and I have decided to part ways. Stay tuned for my next projects already in the works."
A statement from the Cavalera camp is expected any time soon.
Burns was part of the band for seven years and appeared on four studio albums. He also sings and plays guitar and bass in a hip-hop/punk/metal band called Primer 55.
The Cavalera camp has indeed confirmed the split with bassist Bobby Burns, as announced yesterday. "Soulfly have indeed parted ways with bassist Bobby Burns. The split was completely amicable and there was no animosity on either side," a statement on the band's website reads.
Progressive death metal act Obscura has begun recording the follow-up album to their breakthrough release Cosmogenesis at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany. Engineer V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) will helm the recording. An early 2011 release date is expected with additional album details to be announced soon.
Obscura founder Steffen Kummerer commented on the new album: "We are glad to work with our long-time friend V.Santura once again to record our new album. The new material feels broader in some way as everybody in this band brought many unique ideas to the songwriting and we were able to integrate different elements into our sound. More open chords, more acoustic guitars, more seven string shred-tunes. Remember: more is always more. We are excited to create another album of progressive death metal and to start touring through the whole world in early 2011."
Swedish Viking Folk Death Metallers King Of Asgard - the band featuring ex-Mithotyn members - have uploaded two songs off their upcoming debut album Fi'mbulvintr, to be released August 13/16 via Metal Blade Records in Europe. Click here to check out the songs "Einhärjar" and "Never Will You Know Of Flesh Again".
King Of Asgard also just posted the second studio trailer on their YouTube channel. Check it out below.
Fi'mbulvintr was recorded in March and April of 2010 in Varberg, Sweden at Andy LaRoqcue's (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studios. Andy also engineered and co-produced the album.
Belgian Pegan black metallers Theudho has posted the following news on their MySpace blog:
"Multi-instrumentalist Nick, known from bands such as Waelcyrge, Grimm, Hooded Priest, Zwartketterij, Gae Bolga and Hypochondria, has agreed to play bass on the upcoming Theudho album. Nick almost played bass for Theudho for a bunch of live dates back in 2007/2008, but it never happened due to practical reasons. We've known Nick for quite a long time, so now the time has come to see where this cooperation will lead us!"
Theudho are now in the the final phase of the writing process for the next album.
In the meantime, drummer Joachim, who handled the drums on The Völsunga Saga and Cult of Wuotan has agreed to return for the recording of the album. Guitar wizard extraordinaire Dieter, who also stepped in during the fall/winter of 2008, will take care of all the leads and solos on the album.