This Week In METAL (07/07/08)
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Melvins – “Nude With Boots” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Graf Orlock – “A Shocking Interrogation” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Anaphylactic Shock – “Ultimatum” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Adai – “Hawkins” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Rob Halford – Metal Hammer interview podcast (MP3)
Weedeater sets fires while Jeff Matz (High On Fire, Zeke) admires (wusspie)
Smoke monsters Weedeater have announced a co-headlining tour with Black Cobra, including one date in NYC at the Knitting Factory! Tickets are on sale. Tour details are below. Black Cobra‘s Feather & Stone is now available on gatefold LP at their webstore. Weedeater is still touring off the might of God Luck & Good Speed.
Just because At The Gates doubleheader (July 9th & 10th @ Irving Plaza) (and many of their announced dates) is sold out, doesn’t mean that the Bjorler twins are forgetting their day job. The Haunted dropped an update on their new record and plans to tour the US in 2009!
Roooooadtrip! Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down, Kingdom Of Sorrow) has announced that Crowbar and the legendary Eyehategod will share the stage in New Orleans at One-Eyed Jack’s on August 29th for their 20th anniversary show! Crowbar also recently announced that they will tour “every country that’s got electricity” with their forthcoming 2009 album.
Totimoshi and Nebula announced a US tour, sweeping coast to coast in early August and concluding in mid-September. NYC has been blessed with August 25th at the Knitting Factory with Tournament. Tickets are on sale. Nebula have just finished an EP, Heavy Psych, though there is no release date as of yet. Totimoshi will drop Milagrosa on July 8th celebrating with a record release party with Big Business and Triclops! Check out the newly minted video “Gnat” featuring Eugene Robinson of Oxbow….
That video, Watain, Graf Orlock, Carcass, Converge, and much much more below…
Totimoshi – Gnat
The Black Metal Militia, aka Watain, will return to the US this fall! SMNnews.com is reporting that the single date at Jaxx (Springfield, VA) on Halloween is part of a larger scale North American tour, with a few more dates released thus far. No NYC date yet, but we will definitely keep you posted.
The undisputed KINGS of cinemagrind, Graf Orlock have announced the completion of their new record Destination Time Today! No official release dates yet, and unfortunately, we won’t be able to catch ’em live for a little while….. as they are currently on a SELF-booked tour through Asia & Australia! In true Graf Orlock style, check out the awesome Australia flyer here and the Asia flyer below. Graf Orlock side project Ghostlimb dropped Bearing & Distance in June. Pick it up at their myspace.
Profound Lore has dropped the new limited edition EP by Cobalt, Landfill Breastmilk Beast. Pick it up at the Profound Lore site. In addition, look for Cobalt‘s 2007 LP, Eater Of Birds, on gatefold 2xLP this fall on Garden Of Exile Records.
Carcass has added ANOTHER few North American dates for their “Exhume To Consume” tour, as well as a rumored new opener, Finnish grinders Rotten Sound! Rotten Sound are listed at their newly announced date at Sonar in Baltimore…. so does that mean we can expect them to rage with Carcass throughout North America? Lets fucking hope so. Rotten Sound released Cycles earlier this year. Suffocation may or may not be on the bill for Nokia, but Aborted and Necropahagist ARE. Carcass tickets are currently on presale, or you can get ’em $5 cheaper and WITH a limited edition poster if you order through the band! (Thx Klaus)
Carcass LIVE @ Gods Of Metal 2008
Benediction has posted “They Must Die Screaming” from their upcoming Killing Music LP due Aug 22nd on Nuclear Blast. Produced by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh), Killing Music was damned by several guest musicians, including Karl Willets (Bolt Thrower), Kelly Shaefer (Atheist), Billy Gould (ex-Faith No More), and The Fog (Frost).
Disgorge Mexico drops on July 22nd, but you can head over to the Fuck The Facts myspace, daily, to get a taste! Fuck The Facts will post a new song to their myspace every day until Disgorge Mexico drops. In related scary-awesome grind news, Relapse drops This Comp Kills Facists on July 8th here and you can hear a few tracks at their myspace.
The previously announced Lair Of The Minotaur show is part of a greater tour that will follow their dates with Boris & Torche, including a string of dates with MOD & Fueled By Fire. Tickets are still available for their Knitting Factory show on August 13th. Boris & Torche hit Webster Hall this week, tickets are still on sale.
Cover Art for Caïna‘s Temporary Antennae.
UK’s own Caïna has announced the release of Temporary Antennae due September 2008 on Profound Lore, along with a 10″ with Process Of Guilt (available here)and a 7″ with Kreig (available here)both due this summer. Caïna is currently streaming the veeery Mogwai-y “Ten Went Up River” from Temporary Antennae at his myspace.
Jucifer hits the road this week for a mini US tour including one FREE show at Europa on July 11 (as part of the Tora Tora Tora festival) and another (this time, paid) show at the Knitting Factory with executioners Bloody Panda on July 15th (tickets are on sale). Jucifer has also announced a new DVD with a full live show entitled “Veterans Of Volume” which is available on tour or via interweb here.
Witchcraft are making their way back to the USA! No NYC dates to speak of, but the Swedes will be in the southwest and midwest in early August, hitting Ozzfest & Lollpalooza along the way. Tour dates below. The boys also recently posted a cover of Roky Erickson‘s “Sweet Honey Pie” to their myspace that is available on the Japanese pressing of The Alchemist.
Moody (or just plain mean) dutchmen Anaphylactic Shock released their midtempo crust-meets-doom-y new album, 2000 Years via Hypertension Records. Check out “Ultimatum” available for download above, and pick up the record at Hypertension.
Adai announced the …I Carry EP, and have been kind enough to drop a taste above in the form of “Hawkins”. Produced by the stupid-busy Kurt Ballou, with art from the mega-ridiculous Seldon Hunt, check for it this September on Radar Recordings and look for them on the road this summer, midwesterners (dates below).
Cattle Decapitation Live at Capital Chaos 2008
GRAND MAGUS – IRON WILL: Old-school hard-rock/metal in the vein of Dio, Iron Maiden, or Manowar kissed with a little doom. Highly reccommended. Out July 8.
MELVINS – NUDE WITH BOOTS: Much like (A) Senile Animal, the Big Business era of Melvins soldiers on with a worthy follow-up to one of the best records of their career. Out July 8th. Streaming NOW.
V/A – THIS COMP KILLS FASCISTS: A rotten, infested dump truck filled with a thousand tons of memorably heavy grind riffs. 51 tracks, in 56 minutes… you know the deal. Out July 8.
DEADBIRD – TWILIGHT RITUAL: Southern-fried doom battered in Neurosis and Eyehategod. Highly reccommended. Out NOW.
MOSS – SUB TEMPLUM: A dimly-lit, rumbling doom/drone record ala Khanate or sunn 0))). Out July 8.
NEWS BLAST (BEATS):
– King Buzzo of Melvins answers 13 questions for the Deciblog.
– What metal album is the most essential to Matt Pike (High On Fire), Steve Asheim (Deicide) & Rob Halford (Judas Priest)? Check it out here.
– Vader has posted a re-recording of “Dark Age” from 1991’s Ultimate Incantation LP at the Regain Records myspace.
– TWO Converge interviews in one week! Jacob Bannon here, and Jacob and guitarist/producer extraordinaire Kurt Ballou here.
– Hey newbies! Stonerrock.com has posted a ridiculously helpful guide for traversing the many albums of Scott “Wino” Weinrich. Check it out here.
– Volume One of the aforementioned Genghis Tron remix series is available for pre-order at Temporary Residence Limited.
– Early Man has signed with The End records. Early Man are playing a KILLER show with Valient Thorr and Monotonix. Tickets are still on sale.
– Earache has signed Chicago’s Oceano.
– The Acacia Strain is streaming a song from their upcoming record, Continent at their myspace.
– Rumplestiltskin Grinder has entered the studio to record the follow up to their 2005 record, Buried In The Front Yard. Look for it later this year on Relapse.
– Despised Icon are set to tour Europe with Cephalic Carnage.
– Rob Halford naswered fan questions via a podcast which is available for download on the top of this post. Judas Priest are one of the Metal Masters and are scheduled to play a show at the Hard Rock Cafe NYC.
– Metalkult sat down with Death Angel. Check it out here.
WEEDEATER, BLACK COBRA – 2008 TOUR DATES
July 30th San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club *
July 31st Los Angeles, California @ Relax Bar**
Aug 1st Tempe, AZ @ Stray Cat**
Aug 3rd Lubbock TX @ Whiskey Dix**
Aug 4th Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves**
Aug 5th Dallas, TX @ Club Dada**
Aug 6th Austin, TX @ Red 7***
Aug 7th Shreveport, LA @ Mia’s Pub$
Aug 8th Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree, 2008$
Aug 8th Savannah, GA The Jinx$$
Aug 9th Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade^
Aug 10th Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
Aug 12th Baltimore, MD @ Sonar &
Aug 13th Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Aug 14th Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Club
Aug 15th Providence, RI @ AS220%
Aug 16th Buffalo, NY @ Club Diablo%
Aug 17th New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
Aug 18th Parma, OH @ Jigsaw
Aug 19th Columbus, OH @ Café Bourbon St
Aug 20th Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Aug 21st Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Aug 22nd Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Aug 23rd St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Aug 24th Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome
Aug 25th Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
Aug 28th Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
Aug 29th Portland, OR @ Satyricon
Aug 31st Los Angeles, CA @ Relax Bar+
Sept 2nd Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad++
Sept 3rd Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory++
Sept 4th Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves++
Sept 5th Austin, TX @ Emos++
Sept 6th New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks++
Sept 7th Brimingham, AL @ The Nick++
Sept 8th Athens, GA @ Tasty World++
* w/ Sourvein, Slough Feg
** w/ No Weedeater, Slough Feg
*** w/ NO Weedeater, Slough Feg, The Roller, The Lions of Tsavo
$ w/ NO Weedeater, Power Pellut
$$ w/ NO Black Cobra, Black Tusk, The Dumps
% NO Weedeater
^ w/ Withered
& w/ Misery Index, and Lair of the Minotaur
+ w/ NO Black Cobra, Ancestors, Its Casual
++ NO Black Cobra
TOTIMOSHI – 2008 TOUR DATES
8 July: San Francisco, CA- Record release @ 12 Galaxies*
25 July: San Francisco, CA – Benders
5 August: Tempe, AZ – the Sets**
6 August: Albuquerque,NM – Ralli’s 4th St. Pub**
8 August: Austin, TX – Red 7**
9 August: Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre**
10 August: Houston, TX – Rudyards Beer Bar**
12 August: New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks**
13 August: Birmingham, AL – the Nick**
14 August: Jacksonville, FL – Landshark Cafe**
15 August: Orlando, FL – Backbooth**
18 August: Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar**
19 August: Wilmington, NC – Soapbox**
20 August: Virginia Beach, VA – Jewish Mother**
21 August: Washington DC – Black Cat**
22 August: Philadelphia, PA – the Khyber**
23 August: Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar**
24 August: Boston, MA – Church of Boston**
25 August: NYC, NY – Knitting Factory**
27 August: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop**
28 August: Lansing, MI – Mac’s**
29 August: Columbus, OH – Ravari Room**
30 August: Chicago, IL – Reggie’s**
1 September: Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon**
3 September: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge**
5 September: Seattle, WA – King Cobra**
6 September: Portland, OR – Ash St. Saloon**
10 September: Hollywood, CA – Viper Room**
11 September: Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar**
* w/ Big Business & Triclops
** w/ Nebula
LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR – 2008 TOUR DATES
7/22 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
7/23 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre*
7/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater*
7/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
7/29 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s*
7/30 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards*
7/31 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater*
8/2 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
8/3 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *
8/4 Tempe, AZ @ Modified Arts
8/7 Austin, TX @ Red 7**
8/8 New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
8/9 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s %
8/10 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn %%
8/12 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar %%%
8/13 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory***
8/14 Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room***
8/15 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz***
8/16 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s (free show)***
8/17 Chicago, IL @ The Buzzbomb***
* w/ Boris, Torche
** w/ Sourvein, Devlidriver
% w/ Torche
%% w/ Withered
%%% w/ Weedeater, Black Cobra, Misery Index
*** dates w/ M.O.D., Fueled By Fire
CARCASS 2008 TOUR DATES
July 9 – Rockwave – Greece
Aug 2 – Wacken Open Air – Germany
Aug 16 – Brutal Assault Festival – Czech Republic
Aug 17 – Sziget Festival – Hungary
Aug 29 – Hole In The Sky – Norway
Aug 30 – Loud From The South Festival – Holland
Sept 5 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
Sept 6 – Nokia Theatre, New York City, NY
Sept 7 – Medley – Montreal, QC
Sept 8 – Opera House – Toronto, ON
Sept 11 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
Sept 27 – Witchfest – South Africa
Oct 8 – El Teatro De Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oct 9 – Capitol – Perth, Australia
Oct 10 – HQ Complex – Adelaide, Australia
Oct 11 – The Arena – Brisbane, Australia
Oct 12 – The Metro Theatre – Sydney, Australia
Oct 13 – Billboard – Melbourne, Australia
Oct 18 – Loud Park at Saitama Super Arena – Japan
Nov 15 – Danish Metal Awards – Denmark
Nov 22 – Damnation Festival – UK
JUCIFER – 2008 TOUR DATES
July 9 Crocodile Rock, Allentown, Pennsylvania
July 10 Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, New Jersey
July 11 Europa, Brooklyn, New York
July 12 Smalls, York, Pennsylvania
July 13 Cafe Metropolis, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
July 15 Knitting Factory, New York, New York
July 16 Living Room, Providence, Rhode Island
July 18 Cherry Street Station, Wallingford, Connecticut
July 19 The Elevens, Northampton, Massachusetts
July 25 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, New York
July 26 Bug Jar, Rochester, New York
July 29 Call The Office, London, Ontario
July 30 L3, St. Catherines,
July 31 Sneaky Dees, Toronto, Ontario
August 12 The Royal Albert, Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 17 New City, Edmonton, Alberta
August 18 The Stetson, Calgary, Alberta
September 1 El Corazon , Seattle, Washington
DESPISED ICON, CEPHALIC CARNAGE – 2008 TOUR DATES
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 ICON only)
WITCHCRAFT – 2008 TOUR DATES
July 31 – Ravari Room, Columbus OH
August 1 – Magic Stick, Detroit MI
August 2 – Grand Park (Lollapalooza), Chicago IL
August 2 – Bottom Lounge (post festival show), Chicago IL
August 3 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN
August 4 – Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence KS
August 5 – Waiting Room, Omaha NE
August 6 – Marquis Theatre, Denver CO
August 8 – Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK
August 9 – Pizza Hut Park (Ozzfest), Frisco TX
ADAI – 2008 TOUR
August 23 – Omaha, NE/Anywhere, IA
August 24 – Chicago, IL
August 25 – Bloomington, IL
August 26 – St. Louis, MO
August 27 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
August 28 – Denver, CO @ TBA
August 29 – Salt Lake, UT @ TBA
August 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
WATAIN – 2008 TOUR DATES
October 3 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 31 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Coliseum – updated 2008 Tour Dates *
July 7 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachtorf
July 8 Munster, Germany Triptychon
July 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
July 10 Tilburg, Netherlands 013
July 11 Bochum, Germany Matrix
July 12 Torbut, Belgium Club de B
July 13 London, U.K. Underworld
July 14 Nottingham, U.K. Rock City
July 15 Glasgow, U.K. Ivory Blacks
July 16 Southampton, U.K. The Brook
July 17 Sheffield, U.K. The Corporation
July 18 London, U.K. Underworld
July 19 Colchester, U.K. Cambridge Arms
July 20 Trier, Germany Exhaus
July 21 Paris, France Trabeno
July 22 Nantes, France Le Ferailleur
July 23 Marseille, France Le Korigan
July 24 Geneva, Switzerland KAB-Usine
July 25 Milan, Italy Music Dome
July 26 Pinarella, Italy Rock Planet
July 27 Wien, Austria Arena
July 28 Budapest, Hungary A 38
July 29 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk
July 30 Karlsruhe, Germany Substage
July 31 Hamburg, Germany Knust
August 1 Leisnig, Germany Suckn N Summer Fest
August 2 Copenhage, Denmark Stengade 30
August 3 Berlin, Germany Kato
August 4 Prague, Czech Republic Futurum
August 8 Oslo, Norway Oya Festival
* All dates from July 7 thru August 4 w/ CONVERGE & INTEGRITY