July, 2007 Archive
> MEGADETH will be releasing their "That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires" as a live double audio CD on September 04th. The effort was previously released as a live DVD outing earlier this year.
> SUICIDE SILENCE filmed a video for their track "The Price Of Beauty" this past weekend with director Matt Bass (The Esoteric, The Black Dahlia Murder). It should begin airing shortly, while the group will release their new album "The Cleansing" through Century Media on September 18th.
> CHILDREN OF BODOM's new track "Tie My Rope" has made its way online here. The song will be featured on the upcoming "Viva La Bands, Vol. 2" CD/DVD compilation which is set for a September 04th release date through Ferret Music/Filthy Note.
According to a posting here, Jeff Tuttle of the band HEADS WILL ROLL has joined THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, presumably as the band’s second guitarist. He has also been added to the “Band Members” section of DILLINGER’s MySpace page too.
In related news, you can check out a glimpse of what the cover of the band’s highly anticipated new album, Ire Works, may look like online above. Looks like their own take on the Dark Side of the Moon cover. The album is expected to be released in November through Relapse Records.
The band confirmed that they will be touring in the Fall with MESHUGGAH in Europe, and an American leg of the tour is currently being put together.
More dates have been released for MUNICIPAL WASTE’s upcoming headlining tour that appears to feature SKELETONWITCH and TOXIC HOLOCAUST:
September 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
September 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
September 27 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (upstairs)
September 28 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
September 29 – Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
DEVILDRIVER have been added to this summer’s OZZFEST 2007 following the departure of MONDO GENERATOR. Starting in Dallas, TX on August 2, DEVILDRIVER will be playing the second stage at 3:30pm.
Coupled with this announcement, the band have also been forced to cancel their upcoming headlining tour of the US. It’s expected they will be back out on the road in North America in early`08 to support their new record The Last Kind Words, out July 31 through Roadrunner Records.
August 2 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center,
August 4 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 6 – St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
August 8 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
August 10 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 12 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Theatre
August 16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 18 – Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Theatre
August 20 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
August 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tweeter Center
August 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
August 26 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheatre
DEVILDRIVER off-fest dates are expected to be announced shortly.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have posted a new track entitled “What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off their highly anticipated upcoming new album, Nocturnal, which will be released on September 18th through Metal Blade Records.
> KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will have their latest album, “As Daylight Dies” re-released by Roadrunner as a special edition on August 28th with bonus tracks, and a bonus DVD. A friend of mine, Rory, has stated that Roadrunner always like to release a “You should’ve waited 6 months special edition” of their bigger releases, or in this case, 9 months. Included on the re-release are 4 bouns tracks: "Be One," "Let the Bridges Burn," "This Fire," "Holy Diver (Dio Cover)" and there will be a DVD included with the package including the videos for "My Curse" and "The Arms of Sorrow" (and special making-of featurettes) as well as a music video for their cover of "Holy Diver"
> IMMOLATION will have their latest album, “Shadows In The Light”, released on July 31st through Night Of The Vinyl Dead. The release will be limited to 444 copies on a “splatter” style vinyl, and will include a colour insert. You can go to the website of Night Of The Vinyl Dead at this location for more information.
> COALESCE have posted some details about their upcoming DVD release (which can be seen below. Full details available at this location.
> DAATH have cited a poor choice in tour bus investment as the reason they have missed a bunch of OZZFEST stops recently. Click here to read the full message.
> SUSPERIA recently sent out a message detailing some of their tours, and a few canceled dates.
“It’s been a while since our last update, so time to do some catching on what’s been going on with the band.
Our tour with WASP and the short UK tour in April and May was hectic but successful, however it wasn’t without problems. We had to cancel the dates in Sweden due to illness throughout the band and crew. We were all hit by a bug that was going around and Athera lost his voice. We apologize to anyone who wanted to see the band, we are trying to set some shows up soon. Thanks to everyone who came along to the shows.”
After a tumultuous weekend, we are finally back online. We apologize for the downtime and any dope-sickness you may have experienced from not getting your Metal Injection fix. The company we registered the domain with apparently went out of business a few months ago (didn't tell us) and switched our domain to a different company (didn't tell us) and it expired and of course, nobody told us. Fantastic! Took me a whole day of phone tag to get things back up and working again.
As a reward for being so nice and patient, we will begin putting interviews online from New England Metalfest later tonight. OH SNAP!
> You can view the sixth episode in GOD FORBID’s GFTV series online at YouTube.
> You can view an e-card for AS I LAY DYING’s upcoming album, “An Ocean Between Us” at this location. The album us due out August 21st via Metal Blade. Here’s the tracklist:
02. Nothing Left
03. An Ocean Between Us
04. Within Destruction
06. Comfort Betrays
07. I Never Wanted
08. Bury Us All
09. The Sound of Truth
11. Wrath Upon Ourselves
12. This is Who We Are
Hey! These guys named themselves after a Meshuggah album, so they must be on of those Meshuggah influenced bands! Oh, sorry, that was “ChaoSPHERE”. They vocalist does bear a striking similarity to Jens Kidman’s bark though.
Thrash is the order of the day from this underground Brazilian band. They manage to pull their influences from 3 different decades at once, and in fact part of the fun in listening to “One Step Behind Anger” is trying to figure what band they ripped off at which time. They’ve made a good choice in bands to steal their riffs from too, from Slayer, to Machine Head, as well as The Haunted.
“One Step Behind Anger” can be an enjoyable to listen, mainly because it actually sounds like the band had fun playing it, although the song titles would have you believe that they’re angry about all the rough times they’ve been through. Let’s be honest, songs titles like “Driven By Hate” and “Hard Time For The Wrong Man” are just way too obvious.
Chaosfear’s debut is certainly driven by the kind piss and vinegar a youthful bunch of lads making a first album would have, but it lacks a unique voice. They do a great job of ripping off Slayer, Machine Head and The Haunted, but in the end, bands like Hatesphere have made their way on inserting some good hooks and finding their own voice. The rating is a point lower due to the derivative nature of the album, but if you do manage to get your hands on “One Step Behind Anger”, you’ll at least have a lot of fun while the ride lasts.
> Hailing from Serbia, thrash/death band AMON DIN has signed with several record labels to have their second album, “Where Dreams No Longer Exist” released. Pervade Productions, thundering Records, Manitou Music, Massive Music and Empire Records will all help in the release of the album. You can hear some songs from AMON DIN at their MySpace page.
> ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS have posted the title track from their album, “The Game Of Life” at their MySpace page. The album is due out August 14th through Century Media. The band will also shoot a video for the title song.
Hailing from San Francisco, sludge/doom/stoner/rock band BLACK COBRA have several dates slated for the U.S. and Japan:
August 02 San Francisco, CA @ The Eagle Tavern
August 03 Portland, OR @ Kelly’s Olympian
August 04 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
August 05 Missoula, MT @ The Palace
August 06 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
August 07 Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
August 08 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
August 09 Chicago, IL @ The Note
The tour continues without Saviours:
August 10 Bowling Green, OH @ Howard’s Club H
August 11 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s
August 12 Parma, OH @ Jigsaw Saloon with Rue
August 13 Rochester/Buffalo, NY @ TBA
August 14 Boston, MA @ O’Briens Pub
August 15 Providence, RI @ AS220
August 16 New York, NY @ Club Midway
August 17 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
August 18 Baltimore, MD @ North Star Bar with Coalesce, Pig Destroyer
August 19 Asheville, NC @ Joli Rouge
August 20 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn with Zoroaster, Music Hates You
August 21 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
August 22 Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
August 23 Athens, GA @ Repent – Metalfest ‘07
August 24 Memphis, TN @ Black Lodge with Damn Your Eyes
August 25 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
August 26 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
August 27 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
August 29 Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
August 30 Tuscon, AZ @ Vaudeville Cabaret
August 31 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
August 01 Los Angeles, CA@ Relax Bar with It’s Casual, Lightning Swords of Death, and more
With Eternal Elysium In Japan :
September 21 Nagoya, Japan @ Huck Finn with Nice View, Vex, Amber Vial September 22 Hamamatsu, Japan @ Mescaline Drive with Shady Glimpse
September 23 Kawasaki, Japan @ Bottom’s Up with King Goblin, Concrete Experience
September 24 Shinjuku, Japan @ Earthdom with Church of Misery, The Dead Pan Speakers
September 25 Fujisawa, Japan @ Oppa-La with Omega Supreme
September 28 Gifu, Japan @ 51 with Junky Waltz, Heartstar
September 29 Osaka, Japan @ Shinkagura with Birushanah, Ryokuchi
September 30 Nagoya, Japan @ Day Trip with The Sad Mile, Yung Guitar
> THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are set to release “Nocturnal” September 18th via Metal Blade. Here’s the tracklist:
01. Everything Went Black
02. What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse
03. Virally Yours
04. I Worship Only What You Bleed
06. Deathmask Divine
07. Of Darkness Spawned
08. Climactic Degradation
09. To a Breathless Oblivion
You can view the cover art for “Nocturnal” at their MySpace page. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are also working on a DVD, which the band hopes will document the making of their next album.
TODAY IS THE DAY have completed their 8th studio album, “Axis Of Evil”. Here is the tracklist:
01. Broken Promises And Dead Dreams
02. No Lung Baby
04. Free At Last
05. If You Want Peace, Prepare For War
06. Black Steyr Aug
07. My Wish Is Your Command
08. Circus Maximus
10. Total Resistance
11. The Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Me
12. Axis of Eden
VANMAKT have posted the video to the song “Förkastelse Av Jesu Tro” at YouTube. The song comes from the band’s debut album, “Vredskapta Mörkersagor”, which was recently release via Pulverised Records. You can view the cover art at this location. Here’s the tracklist:
01. The First Key
02. Sanguine Craving
03. Förkastelse Av Jesu Tro
04. My Darkest Hate
05. Diaboli Iubeo
06. Para Vindicta
07. Open The Gates
08. Death Upon Death
09. En Mardröm, En Strid, Ett Helvete
10. Prince Mephisto
11. A New Satanic Era
You can also hear some songs at the band’s MySpace page.
AKEROCKE and THE BERZERKER have planned the following Australian tour:October 19 – The Arena Brisbane
October 20 – The Factory Sydney
October 21 – Crowbar CS.UNI Wagga
October 24 – Fowlers Live Adelaide
October 26 – Heat Nightclub Perth
October 27 – Hi-FI Bar Melbourne
October 28 – Hi-FI Bar Melbourne