Audio Roundup: New DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN teaser, new music from DESPISED ICON, THE_NETWORK, CHILDREN OF BODOM and REVOCATION
Damn you DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. You keep teasing us with these quick teasers, which don't get me wrong, sound fucking awesome. But being American, I want more and I want it now! I am so pumped for this CD, 2010 can't come soon enough. Check out a second teaser the band posted above.
DESPISED ICON posted the title track off their new CD, Day of Mourning on their MySpace page as another sizzling teaser leading up to the release of the album. Having heard the full CD, I can say this is Despised at their best and long time fans will not be disappointed with what they hear.
A new track from Black Market Activities signees THE_NETWORK has been posted on BrooklynVegan titled Corpse Paint. Do not expect black metal.
A pretty sweet CHILDREN OF BODOM cover of the CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL classic "Lookin' Out My Back Door" has been posted on their label's MySpace page. Definitely worth checking out.
Finally, check out the below widget from tech-death experts REVOCATION. Relapse found another winner with this group as they have a little bit of everything, groove, shreddage, good vocals and just all-around-kick-assness. Listen to this band because all your friends will be talking about them in a few months. For serious…
Holy shit. DESPISED ICON just posted a new track called MVP on their MySpace page and it's more death and less core. Seriously, it sounds fucking killer. These guys are the real deal. Check out the songand catch the band all summer on the MI-sponsored Thrash and Burn tour.
Check out the above video that Dez of Devildriver produced exclusively for Metal Injection to get the word out about the Thrash and Burn 2009 Tour. The first round of dates have been announced below. Joining Devildriver on the tour will be Emmure, Despised Icon, My Children My Bride, Veil of Maya, For the Fallen Dreams, Oceano, Periphery, and Thy Will Be Done (more…)
Quick Bits: Howard Jones to sing for BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED; SLAYER new album title; DESPISED ICON release date; DEVIN TOWNSEAD interview
Before he was selling out arenas with Killswitch Engage, Howard Jones
sang screamed for a band called Blood Has Been Shed. News came out recently that BHBS guitarist Corey Unger has begun writing new material for that band and there was a question as to if Jones would be on the record. Well, during a recent interview to promote KsE's upcoming release, our friends at MetalSucks went right to the source himself, Howard Jones, who confirmed he will be on the record. Personally, I'm really excited to hear this CD.
Earlier today, Blabbermouth exclusively reported that the title of the new Slayer record will be World Painted Blood. There is still no official release date but the band's camp is saying "late summer." One thing is for sure, this dude is excited.
One CD that does have a release date, that I am greatly looking forward to is the Despised Icon CD, Day Of Mourning which comes out on September 22.
Finally, our friends at Metal Insider have a really interesting interview with Devin Townsend, where he talks about his producing career.
Summer is coming. If you aren't slaughtering, then throw on your gym shorts and let's get ready to throw down! It's the Thrash and Burn tour! The immensely eclectic lineup features somebody for everybody with the following lineup of bands: Devildriver, Emmure, Despised Icon, Mychildren Mybride, Veil Of Maya, For The Fallen Dreams, Oceano, Periphery and Red River Revival. No tour dates have been announced, but as soon as they will be, we will have them for you here!
Following up on an announcement from last November, DESPISED ICON, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, NEURAXIS and THE PLASMARIFLE are coming down from the Great White North (dragging San Diego's CARNIFLEX with them) to grace the U.S. with a Quebec-heavy tour that looks aboot awesome. The aptly-monikered "Montreal Assault Tour" runs from the end of January into early March, with some Canada dates that bring along BLIND WITNESS and THE LAST FELONY. Full dates are below, with our Despised Icon interview after the jump.
Montreal Assault Tour '09:
w/ Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Carnifex, Neuraxis, The Plasmarifle:
01/29/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
01/30/09 – Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft Liquor Stand
01/31/09 – Dekalb, IL @ House Café
02/01/09 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
02/03/09 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
02/05/09 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
02/06/09 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
02/07/09 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Vets Hall
02/08/09 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
02/09/09 – Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
02/10/09 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
02/11/09 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
02/13/09 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
02/14/09 – Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
02/15/09 – Plano, TX @ Plano Center
02/17/09 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
02/18/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
02/19/09 – Augusta, GA @ Club Hollywood
02/20/09 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
02/21/09 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
02/22/09 – Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's Music Alley
02/23/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
02/24/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
02/25/09 – New York, NY @ Blender Theatre at Gramercy
02/26/09 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
02/27/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheelz
w/ Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Carnifex, Blind Witness, The Last Felony:
02/28/09 – Toronto, ON @ The Reverb
03/01/09 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Holy crap! 2008 isn't even over and there are already a slew of awesome tours coming around, and now its time to add yet another package to the lineup: DESPISED ICON will be hitting the road with BENEATH THE MASSACRE, CARNIFEX, NEURAXIS and THE PLASMARIFLE. Tour dates are still being gathered, but here are the ones that are locked down so far:
Jan. 29 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody's Downunder
Feb. 05 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Feb. 06 – Portland, OR – Satyricon
Feb. 09 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky
Feb. 17 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Feb. 26 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
DESPISED ICON are also set to release their first DVD, Montreal Assault Live, on January 27 via Century Media. The fine people in MyGoodEye gave us a little preview of the rough cut recently, and it is a DVD not to be missed!.
Oh and in case there is any doubt if Despised Icon bring it live, here is a little proof from last year's Summer Slaughter…
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
DESPISED ICON have announced European tour in August with CEPHALIC CARNAGE. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Aug. 14 – Germany, Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze
Aug. 15 – Czech Republic, Jaromer @ Brutal Assault
Aug. 16 – Germany, Essen @ Turock
Aug. 17 – UK, Hull @ The Welly Club, Horror Fest
Aug. 18 – UK, Cardiff @ Clwb ifwr bach
Aug. 19 – UK, London @ The Borderline
Aug. 20 – Holland, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
Aug. 21 – Germany, Hamburg @ Hafenklang
Aug. 22 – Germany, Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
Aug. 23 – Switzerland, Muotathal @ Mountains of Death Fest
Aug. 25 – Portugal, Oporto Porto Rio (Despised only)