July, 2008 Archive
Holy crap, there seems to be a shit ton of new music making its way online the last few days. Being the considerate person that I am, I created a nice little list for you guys to get your audio fix on! Enjoy…
> Roadrunner is making the new single from TRIVIUM, "Kirisute Gomen" available for FREE download for today only. So hurry up and give them your contact info so you can hear the new track.
> Aww, shit. ALL SHALL PERISH have posted two new tracks: "Stabbing To Purge Dissimulation" and "When Life Meant More…"; on their MySpace page. They come from their upcoming upcoming release, Awaken The Dreamers, coming out September 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records. We got some advanced listens on this record and it's definitely a bit more experimental but at the same time, an awesome progression for the band.
> NORMA JEAN posted two new tracks from their upcoming release The Anti-Mother on their MySpace page.
> BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive download of a new track from Metal Injection faves INTRONAUT. Do yourselfs a favor and head over to BV to download the track. Your mind will be blown, I promise!
> Sweedish death metal masters ANATA have posted a few rough tracks on their MySpace page. A new album is expected by the end of the year.
> OVERCAST have uploaded the track “Root Bound Apollo” to their official MySpace page.
There is no need to even provide a description for this. Just watch the above video for Mike Edison's ChroniCaster.
October 01st Baltimore, MD – Sonar
October 02nd Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts
October 03rd Williamsville, NY – Club Infinity
October 04th Cincinnati, OH – Bogart's
October 05th Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
October 07th Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 08th Sauget, IL – Pop's
October 09th Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
October 10th Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
October 11th Salt Lake City, UT – The Avalon Theater
October 12th Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
October 13th San Francisco, CA – Slim's
October 14th West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
October 15th Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
October 17th San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
October 18th Lubbock, TX – The Foundation
October 19th Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
October 20th Dallas, TX – House of Blues
October 22nd Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
October 23rd Saint Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
October 24th Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
October 25th Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
October 26th Charleston, SC – Music Farm
October 28th Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
October 29th Norfolk, VA – NorVa
October 30th New York, NY – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
TRIVIUM and ALL THAT REMAINS are heading out on a co-headlining tour. Both bands will be supporting new releases coming out in September, with TRIVIUM's new album, Shogun in stores September 30, while ALL THAT REMAINS' new CD, "Overcome" (Prosthetic/Razor & Tie Entertainment) is due out on September 16. Providing support on this metalcore overdose of a tour are 36 CRAZYFISTS and MI-faves THE HUMAN ABSTRACT. The current itinerary:
Sep. 09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Sep. 10 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
Sep. 11 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
Sep. 12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Sep. 15 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
Sep. 17 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street
Sep. 18 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
Sep. 19 – Lubbock, TX – Tequilla Jungle
Sep. 20 – Farmington, NM – Big City Night Club
Sep. 21 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
Sep. 23 – Bakersfield, CA – The Dome
Sep. 25 – Reno, NV – New Oasis
Sep. 27 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Sep. 28 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
Sep. 30 – Fargo, ND – The Venue
Oct. 01 – Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Expo Building
Oct. 03 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 04 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
Oct. 05 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
Oct. 06 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Hawkeye Downs
Oct. 07 – Green Bay, WI – Riverview Ballroom
Oct. 09 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Oct. 10 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
Oct. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
Oct. 12 – London, ON – Cowboys
Oct. 14 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
Oct. 17 – New Haven, CT – Toad's Place
Oct. 18 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct. 19 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
METAL Injection correspondent and all-around awesome dude, Metal Nick, hit up the HALO OF LOCUSTS show in Baltimore this weekend (two live clips here), and managed to speak to vocalist Randy Blythe who also happens to be the vocalist of a little band you may have heard of called LAMB OF GOD. Randy spilled the beans that the band is heading into the studio in September to record the follow-up to Sacrament, which meant that he wouldn't be doing Halo for a while.
If you haven't picked up the band's awesome documentary/live DVD Walk With Me In Hell, well then maybe our little coverage of the DVD Premiere Screening may change your mind.
We have posted three new DESPISED ICON live clips as part of our ongoing Summer Slaughter tour coverage. Watch two more live clips from the band, as well as live footage of THE FACELESS, PSYCROPTIC, BORN OF OSIRIS and WHITECHAPEL at our Summer Slaughter TV page
THE FACELESS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DECREPIT BIRTH, VEIL OF MAYA, and NEURAXIS will be teaming up for a Fall tour. The only date currently announced is October 30 in West Springfield, VA at the Jaxx. We will keep you updated when more tour dates arise. Peep our Summer Slaughter TV channel for new live videos from THE FACELESS
The Fall is looking better and better with tours galore from a bunch of awesome artists. Case in point: SUICIDE SILENCE will be teaming up with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN for a co-headlining run and they are taking EMMURE and BENEATH THE MASSACRE along for the ride. So far, only two dates have officially been announced
October 10 – New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
October 15th Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
October 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
In related news, DEP have posted another tour diary which can be viewed here.
Yes! Yes! Yes! The most awesome tour of the Fall is undoubtedly CARCASS's Exhumed to Consume tour with SUFFOCATION, ABORTED and 1349. More dates have been announced for all you mid and west coast people:
September 5 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 6 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
September 7 – Montreal, QC @ Medley
September 8 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 9 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
September 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
September 11 – Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
September 12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 13 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing
September 15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
September 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
September 19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
September 21 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
September 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Above you will see the cover art for the new AMON AMARTH CD, Twilight of the Thunder God. The word "epic" is thrown around a lot on this site, but if anything ever epitomized epic is this CD cover right here. The highly-anticipated disc will hit stores September 22nd. In support of the record, the band will hit the States for a three week run with ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR and THE ABSENCE. Full tracklisting for the CD after the jump… (more…)
Pitchfork Media tends to be frowned upon by much of the metal community as the spawning ground of many of the hipster trends that eventually make their way into our culture. However, the truth is that they have earned their title as music snobs because they generally know what the fuck they are talking about when it comes to the art. Between the cheap beer drinking, good food, partying with friends and other such things like amazing underground experimental music, it's hard to not want to go see what's playing at Pitchfork (the veritable SXSW of the upper midwest) each year. To be honest, knowing that Japan's metal visionaries in BORIS were invited to perform at Pitchfork 2008 in front of over 15,000 fans was the only justification that I needed to make the 8 hour drive. When I also took into account that they scheduled a post-festival show at the Empty Room in Chicago with the likes of TORCHE and NACHTMYSTIUM for the same night, there was no option for me not to attend.
BORIS put on an amazing show at Union Park in Chicago. Despite the fact the BORIS was the only band worthy of the description of metal on the bill that day, they accomplished the unlikely and quickly won over the hard-to-impress crowd at Pitchfork Festival. Those who are familiar with BORIS's long and storied career know that you can never know what to expect from them, and the same can be said of them on this day. Performing with their friend and longtime collaborator Michio Kurihara, they launched into a compacty yet stellar set that drew from every aspect of their repertoire, focusing heavily on their recent heavy metal fuzz rock epics from their new album Smile. Because BORIS is well known to be one of the most influential drone and doom metal bands in recent years and many of their collaborations with Michio are extremely experimental, I was really hoping to see them space-out in front of the festival crowd, but it didn't matter. They only briefly segued into some brief doom metal psychedelic mindfucks, but no matter what BORIS played, they had they unlikely audience moshing, headbanging, thrashing, and throwing up the metal horns and claw to every entrancing note. It was unfortuante, but BORIS had to cut their energy inducing set short that afternoon. The explanation? As drummer Atsuo said in straight-faced broken English before jumping into the crowd and ending the show, "not enough electric power". Nothing could be closer to the truth. It was clear that BORIS had accomplished the job with their psychedelic metal anthems – the entire crowd gave the ultimate respect and kept their fists raised and the BORIS chant going until the next band was ready to take the stage.
At the Empty Room show that night with NACHTMYSTIUM and TORCHE, we were treated to a more equal dosage of fuzz metal and the extended experimental jams with Michio that I was anticipating. That day in Chicago BORIS proved to be a veteran band that could please a crowd no matter where they play. If you want to catch a thought provoking metal show this year, I strongly suggest catching them on tour this year if they're coming near you.
Here's some fan-filmed footage from the show. If Pitchfork posts pro-shot foot at pitchfork.tv later this week, I'll embed it here and update this post.
BORIS tour dates with TORCHE and LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR:
July 25 at the Marquis Theater in Denver, CO
July 26 at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
July 29 at Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room in Seattle, WA
JUly 30 at Richards on Richards in Vancouver, BC, Canada
July 31 at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR
August 2 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
August 3 at Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA
Headbangers Blog has a new audio podcast interview with NACHTMYSTIUM vocalist Blake Judd. On the heels of the release of their new epic, Assassins Black Meddle Part 1. Interviewer Jon Wiederhorn asks Blake about his musical motivations, his label Battle Kommand Records, why his group signed to Century Media, the indulgences that color his brand of psychedelia and who a metal band has to sleep with to get a burger named after it. You can listen to the interview here.
Last week was the beginning of a new feature here at METAL Injection called the Guessing Game. Every week, we will photoshop a musician and award prizes to a select few users who answer properly. We started off with an easy one, as the answer to last week's Guessing Game was KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
Many of you answered correctly, so we had to pick randomly. Congratulations to METAL Injection junkies DeathLeprechaun, BobSGI, element22ag, and METALFREEDOMas they have won a FREE copy of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's Inflikted.
This week's is a little bit tougher (I hope). We will be awarding 4 junkies who answer properly a free copy of the recent BEST OF SUFFOCATION release put out by Roadrunner Records. The hint is "Vocalist":
We gave special correspondent, and guitarist for THE RED CHORD, Mike "Gunface" McKenzie our travel-cam to document his experience at this summer's Rockstar Mayhem Festival. This is his first report. Its clearly noticable that he has gone near-delusional due to all the heat. Make sure to look out for that swanky Jack and Coke fountain. Mayhem don't fool around, they roll in style! Stay tuned for more updates from Mayhem Festival all summer long.
If you have any doubt of SLIPKNOT's ability to "bring it" live, check out the above clip of the band performing their new single, Psychosocial. Simply awesome! I cannot wait to check these dudes out when the tour rolls around to the New York stop. Make sure to check out more SLIPKNOT videos in our Mayhem Fest channel.