September, 2007 Archive
Black metallers, 1349, have announced a UK tour and the touring line-up. Each show will have a signing session in which you will meet and greet with the band. The tour dates and touring line-up are as follows:
Oct 5 2007 Motstøy Festival – Notodden, Norway
Oct 6 2007 Motstøy Festival – Notodden, Norway
Oct 16 2007 Barfly – Glasgow, UK
Oct 17 2007 Junktion 7 – Nottingham, UK
Oct 18 2007 Underworld – London, UK
Oct 19 2007 Corporation – Sheffield, UK
Oct 20 2007 Damnation Festival – Leeds, UK
Ravn – Vocals
Archaon – Guitar
Seidemann – Bass
Blasphemer – Guitar
Mads Gullbekkhei – Drums
Tickets for the UK stops in October can be purchased at the following sites:
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that DETHKLOK is the most brutal band in the world, and in celebration of their new season of shows on [adult swim], guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf has decided to grace you with a guitar lesson, which is utterly priceless and worth viewing immediately.
Dying Fetus, Demiricous, The Absence, and Skeletonwitch will team up for a November tour. Here are the dates:
11/1 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
11/2 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft @ The Chance
11/3 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Café
11/7 Brooklyn, NY @ Club Bang
11/8 Allentown, PA @ Sterling Hotel
11/9 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
11/10 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Divine Heresy
11/11 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
11/14 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Café
dates w/ Cephalic Carnage
11/15 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
11/16 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder
11/17 Southbend, IN @ PNA Club
11/19 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
11/23 Spring, TX @ Java Jazz
11/24 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar
11/26 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
11/27 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
11/28 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/30 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
12/1 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and LAMB OF GOD have announced that they will be teaming up for a late fall co-headlining tour.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on October 3 through www.lamb-of-god.com and www.killswitchengage.com. Tickets go on sale to the public on October 12 and 13 — check your local listings for details.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, DEVILDRIVER and SOILWORK tour dates:
Nov. 28 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Arena
Nov. 29 – Reading, PA – Reading Eagle Theatre
Nov. 30 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Dec. 01 – Lewiston, ME – The Colisee
Dec. 02 – Albany, NY – Washington Ave Armory
Dec. 04 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Dec. 05 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Dec. 07 – Kansas City, KS – Memorial Hall
Dec. 08 – Dallas, TX – Nokia Theatre
Dec. 09 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete St. Amphitheatre
Dec. 10 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Dec. 12 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
Dec. 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
Dec. 14 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theatre
Dec. 15 – Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Arena
Dec. 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theater
Dec. 17 – Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
Our good friends over at MetalSucks have found this gem of a clip featuring DAATH drummer (and former MISERY INDEX and DYING FETUS drummer) Kevin Talley looking around Japan for "one of those massage parlors". Comedy ensues!
Kids these days. I stumbled upon this morsel of a clip browsing through the Lamb of God forums and I just had to share. It's the history of moshing as viewed through the eyes of some retarded middle America teenagers. Really amazing stuff in here. When asked where moshing came from, some kid goes "I think it started a Slipknot concert". Clearly, this man is a historian…or not! It started in the mid-80s hardcore scene damn it, read a book or just stop existing!
Now I know what you're thinking. But Rob wasn't Metal Injection's early intros exclusively all mosh footage. Yes, and we've apologized for that. Time to move on and laugh!
Seemingly every metal label now has an entry in the retro thrash sweepstakes; Relapse's is Dekapitator. But to the Bay Area band's credit, it was thrashing long before it was fashionable to wear tight jeans and white hi-tops and proclaim allegiance to the '80s. Dekapitator's 1999 full-length debut, We Will Destroy…You Will Obey!!!, dished out brutal, breakneck, old-school thrash, complete with delightfully excessive gang vocals and awesomely cheesy artwork.
Eight years later, the retro thrash field is much more crowded. However, Dekapitator stand out, ironically, by picking up where they left off. Instead of cribbing from obvious influences like Exodus and Kreator, We Will Destroy synthesized thrash as a feeling and spit it out as a singularly rabid whole. The ingredients are the same here – buzzsaw riffs, Matt Harvey's beastly vocals, polka beats for miles, and a charming tendency for leads much more melodic than the riffs underneath.
The Storm Before the Calm does have a few tweaks. Though it's often speedy, it's generally a few bpm slower than its predecessor. The production is also both sharper and heavier, though still plenty raw. Additionally, gang vocals aren't so prevalent this time to remind listeners (again and again) of the titles of songs. Harvey's howl mostly picks up the slack, though ultimately the songs are less memorably manic now. The spirit is there, and so are the riffs, but a certain "something" lacks to push this album to match We Will Destroy.
Which is not to say The Storm is weak – far from it. With a collective resume that includes Exhumed, Repulsion, Cretin, and Splatterhouse, Dekapitator have a steely maturity that most retro thrash newbies lack. Melodies are more plentiful now; "Toxic Sanctuary" has harmonies so epic, they'd fit on Ride the Lightning. "The Call to Combat" is similarly massive, while brief interlude "Eye of the Storm" unfurls "Call of Ktulu"-esque clean guitars.
Relapse graphic designer Orion Landau summons his inner Ed Repka, slathering the package with hilariously over-the-top apocalyptic artwork. It's a perfect tribute to '80s classics; while nothing can top that original Camaro, this secondhand model is worth a few spins around the block.
We're at just about a month away from launch of the third version of the GUITAR HERO franchise, and today reps from RedOctane, the makers of the video game confirmed that all platforms (Wii, PS2, PS3 and X-box 360) would be receiving wireless guitars standard in the package. The game bundle will retail for $99.99 for the PS3 and 360 version, and $89.99 for the PS2 and Wii versions.
Those that already have their PS2 or 360 Guitar Hero II controllers will still be able to use these in Guitar Hero III. These wired controllers can also be purchased separately for $39.99 or $59.99, respectively. The game alone will cost $49.99 and $59.99, respectively, making the wireless bundles a much better detail for the first-time Guitar Hero buyer.
PC and Mac users can expect to have access to wired USB-enabled guitars for the Guitar Hero III release to these platforms.
DOWN is set to release "Over the Under". their highly anticipated third studio release tomorrow, and they have posted the above short teaser feautring the track "On March the Saints". The full song, as well as two other tracks from the new album can be heard on the band's Myspace page. Also, vocalist Phil Anselmo has been posting blog entries to the band's official site, which any fan of DOWN or Phil's other work should go out of their way to check out.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have released a new video for the song "What a Horrile Night to Have a Curse" and it is headbangeriffic. The song comes from their new album, "Nocturnal" which is in stores now.
Swedish metallers IN FLAMES are currently at their own IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden working on the follow-up to last year's "Come Clarity". The band's studio video diary is online now with Episode 3.
A new IN FLAMES track, entitled "Abnegation", is featured on the "Viva La Bands, Vol. 2" album, which was released on September 4 via Ferret Music and Filthy Note Records. The CD features exclusive tracks, written and recorded for the CD/DVD combo from some of Bam's favorite acts like CLUTCH, CKY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, VIKING SKULL and VAINS OF JENNA. A U.S.-exclusive track from SHINY TOY GUNS and music from other faves like GWAR, THE SOUNDS, DIMMU BORGIR and KILL HANNAH also appears on the killer compilation.
GENGHIS TRON have posted the following update:
“Some exciting news from camp GENGHIS TRON. We have 100% completely finished recording our new album. In our opinion, it sounds totally amazing, and really puts Dead Mountain Mouth to shame. This album we knew we had inside us, it just took a few years to get it out… it is the ‘real deal.’
More exciting stuff such as the title, song names, and release date will all becoming soon. And also a sneak preview is sure to come along at some point as well..
We have a few days to rest up before we go back out on the road for a solid month of touring. Speaking of which, in case you didnt see, we added 3 shows that will lead up to our tour w/ DILLINGER. All three of these shows will be with BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS. Here are the infos on those:
October 1 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Club Crannell
October 2 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Community Center
October 3 – Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab
Come on out!”
Darkthrone – Canadian Metal
Wintersun – Winter Madness
Floodgate – Shivering
Overkill – Overkill 5
Winds – Distorted Dimension
Anubis Gate – Snowbound
DAM – Made Of Beasts
Exodus – Riot Act
Fates Warning – Kiss Of Death
Obsession – Pure Evil
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In Guitar Hero II news: according to Scorehero.com, Trivium's "Detonation", Atreyu's "Right Side Of The Bed" and Protest The Hero's "Bury The Hatchet" will soon be showing up on the Xbox Live Marketplace as a downloadable content pack for the Xbox 360 version of "Guitar Hero II". The pack is expected to be made available for purchase around 2am PST Thursday, September 20th and will cost 500 Microsoft points.
Also, Interscope will be issuing a soundtrack companion for the upcoming multi-platform videogame "Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock" on October 23rd. The package will feature a traditional soundtrack of music from the game itself and an 'expansion pack' of songs for the game. The music portion of the CD will feature various songs from "Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock", including AFI's "Miss Murder", Sonic Youth's "Kool Thing" and "3's And 7's" by Queens Of The Stone Age. Included in the CD packaging will be a code which enables one to download 3 exclusive tracks from the Xbox Live Marketplace, all of which are formatted for play in the Xbox 360 version of "Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock". The three exclusive tracks run as follows:
Marilyn Manson – "Putting Holes In Happiness" (remix done by Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Flyleaf – "Tina"
AFI – "Carcinogen Crush" (previously unreleased)
GWAR, HORSE THE BAND, and THE END will be teaming up for the following upcoming tour dates:
November 4 – Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
November 6 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
November 7 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
November 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
November 12 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
November 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
November 17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDu
November 20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown
November 23 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
November 28 – Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
November 30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade