Death-grinders SUICIDE SILENCE have chosen The Cleansing as the title to their debut album, which is set for a Sept. 18th release. A new track, "Unanswered," has just been posted on
the band's official MySpace page (www.myspace.com/suicidesilence) along with the disc's cover art and official track listing.
This new effort was recorded with producer John Travis (Static-X), while the Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted) handled mixing duties. The artwork for The Cleansing was handled by the Dave McKean (Mirrormask, Sandman comics).
"From the very beginning, we wanted artwork that would separate ourselves from other bands and add some value to the purchase so fans would be less prone to simply download the record," says vocalist Mitch Lucker. "Dave went above and beyond helping us achieve that as he created an entire layout that exceeded our expectations and further enhanced the album artistically."
Los Angeles, CA - June 21, 2007 — A limited edition of Slayer's 2006 album, Christ Illusion, will have a July 24 simultaneous global release (American Recordings), and will feature new songs, a bonus DVD and new cover art - a lenticular image of a hand bleeding from a crucifixion wound.
The special limited edition Christ Illusion is being released in tandem with the band's co-headline summer trek with Marilyn Manson, kicking off July 25 in West Palm Beach, FL (tour dates below).
The Christ Illusion limited edition will be a two-disc package featuring an alternate version of the track "Black Serenade" and a brand new song, "The Final six," a chilling look at the end of the world, that was written by Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Jeff Hanneman, and produced by Josh Abraham.
The bonus DD features the captivating video for the track "Eyes of the Insane," which was directed by Iranian filmmaker Tony Petrossian and won Slayer their first-ever Grammy award as "Best Metal Performance." The video is a first-person narrative about the horrors leading up to the final moments of a soldier at war. The entire video is a single, long and tight close-up of a soldier's eye with images clearly reflected within his pupil and iris, perfectly choreographed with the rhythm of the music. In addition, a live performance of the 1988 Slayer classic "South of Heaven," filmed in Vancouver on last year's Unholy Alliance Tour, and Slayer on Tour 07, a five-minute live-and-behind-the-scenes, all-hand-held documentary-style montage of footage shot when the band was on tour earlier this year in the U.S. and Australia, are included on the DVD.
Slayer/Manson co-headline tour dates:
25 Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
27 Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
28 Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
30 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
31 Tower City Amphitheatre, Cleveland, OH
2 Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
4 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
5 PNC, Holmdel, NJ
7 Centre de Foire, Quebec, QC CANADA
8 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC CANADA
10 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON CANADA
11 DTE Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
13 Allstate, Chicago, IL
14 Xcel, Minneapolis, MN
18 Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
21 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
23 Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
24 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Irvine, Los Angeles, CA
25 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
27 Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
28 Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
30 Nokia Theatre, Dallas, TX
31 Reliant Arena
1 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
New old-school thrashers Municipal Waste will be special guests of old hardcore crew Agnostic Front for a limited run of shows on their "East Coast Fury" tour.
Catch Municipal Waste on these dates
of Agnostic Front's "East Coast Fury" tour with Hoods and Pledge of Allegiance:
Jul. 18 - Backstreet Billiards - Saratoga Springs, NY
Jul. 19 - Backstage Enterprise - Kingston, PA
Jul. 20 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
Jul. 21 - Stage 83 - Lemont, IL
Jul. 21 - Champs Rock Room - Burbank, IL
Jul. 22 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Municipal Waste's The Art of Partying hits U.S. stores on July 31 and is available now in the U.K. and on Earache.com's U.K. webstore.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Napalm Death's landmark grindcore album, Scum, Earache Records has released Scum: 20th Anniversary Edition. But before we go into that, check out this live clip of Napalm Death:
Scum: 20th Anniversary Edition is a limited edition dual disc CD/DVD containing the original album and a documentary highlighting the early days of the band and examining the story behind the album and its explosive impact on the wider music scene. The documentary features interviews with, original Napalm Death member, Mick Harris and Turner Prize nominee, Mark Titchner, who explains the aesthetic angles to Napalm Death's revolutionary noise, among others.
Here is the official tracklisting of Napalm Death's Scum: 20th Anniversary Edition dual disc CD/DVD:
01. Multinational Corporations 02. Instinct of Survival 03. The Kill 04. Scum 05. Caught...in a Dream 06. Polluted Minds 07. Sacrificed 08. Siege of Power 09. Control 10. Born On Your Knees 11. Human Garbage 12. You Suffer 13. Life? 14. Prison Without Walls 15. Point of No Return 16. Negative Approach 17. Success? 18. Deceiver 19. C.S. 20. Parasites 21. Pseudo Youth 22. Divine Death 23. As the Machine Rolls On 24. Common Enemy 25. Moral Crusade 26. Stigmatized 27. M.A.D. 28. Dragnet
Limited edition Dual Disc DVD:
The 'Scum' Story'
45 minute documentary film.
Original member Mick Harris recalls the early days of NAPALM DEATH, and re-visits the pivotal places in the history of the 'Scum' recording - Rich Bitch Studios, The Mermaid and old rehearsal spaces.
Additional interviews with Classic Rock journalist Malcolm Dome, Kerrang! writer Dom Lawson, as well as Earache founder Digby Pearson and Turner Art prize 2006 nominee Mark Titchner, all whom discuss the impact of the album on them and the music scene in general.
Check out Earache.com for more information.
SUNN O))) / EARTH / WEEDEATER / WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM West Coast 07
July 2 - San Diego, CA -Casbah - http://www.casbahmusic.com
July 3 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey - http://www.theelrey.com
July 4 - San Francisco, CA - Independent - http://www.theindependentsf.com/
July 6 - Portland, OR - Mt Tabor - http://www.mttaborlegacy.com
July 7 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon - http://elcorazonseattle.com/
SUNN O))) & EARTH only
July 8th- Bellingham, WA- Nightlight Lounge - http://www.nightlightlounge.com/
Also recently announced was an Earth in-store at Amoeba Records, Thursday July 5th at 2 PM: amoeba.com
Monster drum/bass duo, BIG BUSINESS, has just announced they will be hitting the road with TOOL.
Tour dates are as follows:
Big Business Live!
Jun 18 2007 The Middle East Cafe—Upstairs Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 19 2007 The Knitting Factory New York, New York w/ Panthers
Jun 20 2007 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC w/ Panthers
Jun 21 2007 North Star Bar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Panthers
Jun 22 2007 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland w/ Panthers
Dates w/ TOOL! *
Jun 24 2007 Copps Coliseum Hamilton, Ontario
Jun 26 2007 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minnesota
Jun 27 2007 Sears Center Chicago, Illinois
Jun 29 2007 US Bank Arena Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 1 2007 Chevrolet Centre Youngstown, Ohio
Jul 3 2007 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, Michigan
Jul 5 2007 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jul 7 2007 Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington, West Virginia
Jul 10 2007 Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec
Jul 12 2007 Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Mansfield, Massachusetts
Jul 13 2007 Cumberland County Civic Center Portland, Maine
Jul 14 2007 Times Union Center Albany, New York
Jul 16 2007 Soverign Center Reading, Pennsylvania
Jul 18 2007 PNC Bank Arts center Holmdel, New Jersey
* All cancelled headlining dates will be rescheduled @ a later date
Kosmos, the Canadian prog/psych quartet which features Voivod's Michel "Away" Langevin on drums, are asking fans to come up with a unique and creative video concept for the song "Grand Grizou" off their forthcoming album Kosmos, which will be released
on The End Records on August 21st, 2007 for the self-titled debut.
An mp3 of the song can be heard here: Grand Grizou
The contest runs from today (June 18th, 2007) till August 1st, 2007. All video links (hosted on Youtube.com or MySpace.com sites) are to be submitted to the following email address, with subject line, 'Kosmos Video': firstname.lastname@example.org
Kosmos will be reviewing all the videos and voting on the winner. The winner of the contest, announced August 6th, 2007, will win a $65.00 gift certificate from The End Records' mailorder.
Kosmos is rounded out by guitarist Jetphil (Paradise), bassist Vincent Peake (Groovy Aardvark/Grim Skunk) and keyboardist/programmer Alex Crow. Says Langevin about Kosmos, "We're a progrock collective from Montreal, Canada and we're influenced by the 70's Krautrock scene and avant-garde music." The 12 tracks found on Kosmos offer journeys through cosmic prog psychedelia, a spaceship built for fans of Hawkwind, Amon Duul II, Zombi and Monster Magnet.
Montreal's The Agonist shot their first promotional video clip for the track, "Business Suits and Combat Boots," with renowned director David Brodsky
(All That Remains, GWAR, The Red Chord). The track comes off their debut album, Once Only Imagined, which is set for an August 14th release.
THE AGONIST kicked off the touring cycle for Once Only Imagined, supporting labelmates God Forbid and will soon join Epica and Visions of Atlantis for select dates in September, leading them immediately into a month-long North American tour with Sonata Arctica. They will cap off the fall with shows alongside Enslaved and Overkill.
Vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz states: "The Agonist is extremely excited to hit the road in September with great bands such as Sonata Arctica, Overkill, and Enslaved and finally see our long-awaited debut album, Once Only Imagined, be made available to the public. After playing just one show with labelmates God Forbid in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 17th, we all got the feeling things are on the right track. We are happy to see that our performances become more and more satisfying with every show. God Forbid are an amazing inspiration to us and remarkably friendly and hospitable. It was a great experience to be able to get advice and trade experiences with a band we have respected for so long, at our first U.S. gig."
"The fun didn't stop there as we immediately headed to New York to shoot our first music video with the great David Brodsky. He was really fun to work with and I was thrilled to see that Dave is as passionate about directing as I am about my music. I knew the combination would lead to a great project and a fulfilling end result. The shoot brought us to The King's Park Lunatic Asylum, Long Island. Even more thrilling than shooting on the grounds of a 120 year-old condemned insane asylum notorious for the guinea-pig stages of post-WWII research in psychiatric disorders, was that King's Park was completely self-sufficient in terms of energy production. We are confident and proud of the work we have all done and can't wait to share it with everyone this summer."
The Agonist tour dates are as follows:
06/15 The Station - Portland, ME
06/16 Mark's Place - Bedford, NH
06/17 Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
w/Epica, Visions of Atlantis
09/06 Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
09/08 Mark's Place - Bedford, NH
09/09 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
W/Sonata Arctica, Firewind (9/26-10/03)
09/12 Palladium - Dallas, TX
09/14 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
09/15 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
09/16 The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
09/17 The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
09/19 Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
09/21 Metro/Smart Bar - Chicago, IL
09/22 Harpo's Concert Theatre - Detroit, MI
09/23 Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland, OH
09/24 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
09/26 Salle Albert Rousseau - Quebec City, QC
09/27 Medley - Montreal, QC
09/28 Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY
09/29 The Palladium - Worcester, MA (NO FIREWIND!)
09/30 B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY
10/02 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
10/03 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
10/06 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/07 The Haven - Winter Park, FL
10/09 Meridian - Houston, TX
10/11 The Mad Hatter - Covington, KY
10/12 Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH
10/13 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
10/14 The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
10/15 The Rock - Maplewood, MN
10/16 Reverb – Cedar Falls, IA
10/17 Pop's – Sauget, IL
10/18 Peabody's Down Under – Cleveland, OH
10/19 Mark's Place – Bedford, NH
10/20 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
11/03 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
11/04 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
11/06 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA
11/07 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
11/08 B.B. Kings Blues Club – NYC, NY
11/09 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
W/Enslaved, Arsis, The Faceless
11/10 Mark's Place – Bedford, NH
11/11 Club Soda – Montreal, QUE
11/12 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QUE
11/13 The Opera House – Toronto, ONT
11/14 Peabody's – Cleveland, OH
11/15 I-Rock – Detroit, MI
11/16 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
11/17 Station 4 – St. Paul. MN
11/20 Roseland Grill – Portland, OR
11/21 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/23 Slim's – San Francisco, CA
11/24 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
11/25 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
11/26 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
11/27 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
11/28 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
11/30 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
12/01 Ridglea Theater – Fort Worth, TX
12/02 Meridian – Houston, TX
12/04 The Muse – Nashville, TN
British progressive black/death metal band Akercocke's have released a music video for the song, "Axiom." The following video
was directed by Erica Herbert of HSI London (Nirvana, My Chemical Romance). The video is "a unique and beautiful visual outing," says frontman Jason Mendonca.
"Axiom" comes off Akercocke's latest release, Antichrist, which will hit U.S. record stores on July 17.
Check out the following video of Celtic Frost's April 1985 live performance of
"Into the Crypts Of Rays" from Swiss-German Television "DRS."