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This Week In METAL (03/01/08)

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Disfear – The Cage from “Live The Storm” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Saviours – Cavern Of Mind from “Into Abandon” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Wolves in the Throne Room – I Will Lay Down My Bones Among the Rocks and Roots from “Two Hunters” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Kylesa – Where The Horizon Unfolds from “Time Will Fuse Its Worth” (MP3)


Disfear will bring “The Storm” across North America in April, including an appearance at the New England Hardcore & Metal Festival (that bill is unbelieveable), the Maryland Deathfest, and the Knitting Factory on April 16th with Bloodhorse. Tickets are on sale.

Unfortunately, the obituary (not the legendary band) section for this week is way too big. Modern Life Is War has called it a day, their recently announced spring tour will be their last. Check out tour dates below and get out to the show! Prog-metal legends Voivod have announced that their next LP for The End, constructed by riffs left behind by Dennis “Piggy” D’Amour, will be their last. Piggy succumbed to colon cancer in 2005. Current members Snake, Away, and Jasonic (aka Jason Newsted, ex-Metallica), will join ex-members Blacky and E-Force to put together the final 13 songs, and possibly do some farewell shows.

Kylesa will release a limited (1000 copies) Japanese/Australian edition of 2006’s “Time Will Fuse It’s Worth” with bonus tracks on Red Cobalt Industries in April. Currently working on the follow up to that mammoth LP, look for them to do a short run of the east coast at the end of May.

Agalloch will release the limited edition (2000 copies) “The White EP”, a “stylistic counterpart” to 2004’s “Grey EP”, on Feb 29th on Vendlus Records. Don Anderson’s (Agalloch) other project, Sculptured, has released “Embodiment” via The End. Check out some of the new songs.
West Berlin’s greatest export (thats West Berlin, NJ) Fight Amp have announced a US tour along with the release of “Hungry For Nothing” out now on Translation Loss. Tour dates are below. Check out the video for “Late Bloomer”

Fight Amp “Late Bloomer” (extended version)

Black Tusk will open for Weedeater on the next leg of their US tour, concluding in a SXSW showcase for Tone Deaf Touring with Bible of the Devil, Scale The Summit, and The Sound Of The Urchin. Black Tusk recently released “A Passage Through Purgatory” on Hyperrealist (available through Robotic Empire) and it’s a Savannah thang… with John Baizley (Baroness)doing the cover and Philip Cope (Kylesa) on the boards. The guys have quite a few songs streaming and for download, so head on over to their myspace.

Hate Eternal is racking up the accolades for “Fury & Flames”. Fresh off tour with The Black Dahlia Murder & 3 Inches Of Blood, Eric Rutan and the boys have announced a new headlining tour, this time with Soilent Green (mems Goatwhore, Eyehategod, Crowbar) & Skeletonwitch! Tickets are on sale for their April 28th date at BB Kings.

The Sword will swing down upon the West Coast to promote the upcoming “Gods Of The Earth” bringing Slough Feg and Children (mems Early Man). Tour dates below…

The new Saviours video “Narcotic Sea” from “Into Abaddon”Vader have announced that they are finishing up “XXV” their new DOUBLE album commemorating their, you guessed it, 25th anniversary as a band. “XXV” will be also be offered in special edition form which will add an additional 16 minutes of audio and a bonus DVD with live footage. Vader will be out on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour.

Italians Ufomammut have announced plans for a “Idolum”, their new album and first since their collaborative LP with Lent0, “Supernaturals”. The album will be out in May in the US, but you can preview tracks at their myspace.

Crossover thrashers SSS are currently working on their Earache debut engineered by Andy Mason and with Pushead doing the cover art. Their stellar debut, “SSS” will see limited rerelease with four bonus tracks and bonus videos. Pick it up here.

Wolves In The Throne Room – “Vastness & Sorrow” Live on 1/31/08 in Groningen, Netherlands

High On Fire – “Death Is This Communion” Live in Pittsburgh Valentine’s Day 2008

News Blast (Beats)
– Salt Lake’s own Gaza are hunkering down and have finished “half of” their follow up to the mighty “I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die”, details forthcoming (courtesy Lambgoat).
– Frenchies Gojira are adding the final touches to their follow up to the massive “From Mars To Sirius” LP. Look for it in the fall after Joe Duplantier gets back from touring with Cavalera Conspiracy (the much hyped reunion of Max and Igor Cavalera).
Deicide have uploaded a snippet of “In The Eyes of God” from “Til Death Do Us Part” due May 13th on Earache. In related news, Glen Benton’s other project, Vital Remains will tour the US including a show at the Knitting Factory on March 26th with Monstrosity and Demiricous. Tickets are on sale. More tour dates below…
– Dig on “Bloodbath” by Swedish death-metallers Grave from their upcoming album “Dominion VIII” out April 21 on Regain.
Trash Talk have left Deathwish, Inc and will enter Electrical Audio on March 16th to record their new self-released LP produced by Steve Albini (natch).
– Hungry? Try the new Lair Of The Minotaur burger! In related news, LOTM (along with xBxRx) side project 7000 Dying Rats recently did an interview with Metal Maniacs. Check it out here.
– Gore metallers Impaled were interviewed by turkish website (in English) Extreminal.
Unearthly Trance has posted tracks from their upcoming record “Electrocution” on myspace.
Dudefest has announced their lineup for 2008. Over three days in June (20th-22nd) Graf Orlock, Minsk, Coliseum, Demiricous, Ghostlimb, Lords, Insect Warfare, Nachmystium, Torche, Trap Them, Hewhocorrupts and many others will reign terror upon Indianapolis, IN…..
– Crust-Punk supergroup Venomous Concept comprised of members of Brutal Truth & Napalm Death (and at one point Buzzo from Melvins) have signed to Century Media for their new LP “Poisoned Apple”. Brutal Truth recently reformed.
Dysrhythmia will cause heart-palpitations across the US as they head out on tour from June to July. Tour dates below.
Iron Maiden have added US dates to the “Somewhere Back In Time” tour that will land in them in NYC on March 14th (now sold out). Tour dates below….
Tom Gabriel Fischer of the mighty Celtic Frost was interviewed by Metalkult regarding the reissue of the Hellhammer demos. Check it out here.
– New York DM legends Suffocation have announced US tour dates, including a date a BB Kings on July 13… Full tour dates below.
– When Chris Colohan of Cursed isnt gearing up for “III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep”, he is playing in another project Burning Lovers. (Thx, Lambgoat)
– Tickets are on sale for the Progressive Nation Tour avec Dream Theater, 3, Opeth, and Between The Buried and Me. Tickets are for a whopping $49.50, astounding $150, and a jawdropping $300 (for the Meet & Greet Package)
Gigantour has added a second night at Hammerstein, April 23rd. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb 29.

February 21 – Helsinki, Finland Tavastia
February 22 – Tempere, Finland Yo-Talo
February 23 – Turku, Finland Klubi
April 16 – New York, NY Knitting Factory*
April 17 – Washington, DC Rock And Roll Hotel
April 18 – Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
April 19 – Pittsburgh, PA Robotto Project
April 20 – Cleveland, OH Pirate’s Cove
April 21 – Indianapolis, IN The Melody Inn
April 22 – Chicago, IL Subterranean
April 23 – Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
April 24 – Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee’s
April 25 – Montreal, QC Black Dot
April 26 – Worcester, MA New England Metal and Hardcore Festival
April 27 – Providence, RI The Living Room
May 24 – Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest

* with Bloodhorse

February 29 – Baltimore, Maryland – The Nerve Center
March 1 – Washington, DC – The Party Pit
March 2 – Richmond, Virginia – Ramakins
March 3 – Virginia Beach, Virginia – Gils Bar and Grill
March 4 – Greenville, North Carolina – Spazzatorium Galleria
March 5 – Columbia, South Carolina – The 112
March 6 – Atlanta, Georgia – Lenny’s Bar
March 7 – Savannah, Georgia – The Jinx
March 8 – Tampa, Florida – Tampa Punk House
March 9 – Shreveport, Louisiana – TBA
March 10 – Austin, Texas – The Broken Neck
March 11 – Austin, Texas – The Red Seven
March 12 – Ft Worth, Texas – 1919
March 13 – San Antonio, Texas – Chelsea Art Gallery
March 14 – El Paso, Texas – Zeppelins Underground
March 15 – Tucson, Arizona – Dry River
March 16 – Tucson, Arizona – Gnarwhal House
March 17 – Phoenix, Arizona – The Ruby Room Lounge
March 18 – San Diego, California – Chasers
March 19 – Glendale, California – The Scene Bar
March 20 – Oakland, California – The Stork Club
March 21 – Reno, Nevada – TBA
March 22 – Salt Lake City, Utah – TBA
March 23 – Grand Junction, Colorado – Cruisers
March 24 – Denver, Colorado – Kingdom of Doom
March 25 – Wichita, Kansas – TBA
March 26 – Sioux City, Iowa – Lewis Bowl
March 27 – Joplin, Missouri – Cesspool Castle
March 28 – St Louis, Missouri with Camp Concentration, with Dark Overlords of The Universe
March 29 – Louisville, Kentucky with Cahoots, with Dark Overlords of The Universe
March 30 – Indianapolis, Indiana with Zanies Too, with Dark Overlords of The Universe
March 31 – Cincinnatti, Ohio – TBA, with Dark Overlords of The Universe
April 1 – Columbus, Ohio – Carabar
April 2 – Parma Heights, Ohio – The Davenport
April 3 – Albany, New York – College Of St Rose
April 4 – Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania – Cafe Metropolis
April 5 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – TBA

3/28 Milwaukee, WI
3/29 Madison, WI @ Madison Fest W/ The Repos, more
3/30 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen W/ The First Step, more
3/31 Detroit, MI @ Ritz
4/1 Bath, NY @ Murphy Lanes
4/2 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott CC
4/3 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/4 Boston, MA @ ICC
4/6 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
4/7 TBA, NJ
4/8 Baltimore, MD
4/9 Richmond, VA
4/10 Jacksonville, FL
4/11 Orlando, FL
4/12 Atlanta, GA
4/13 Jackson, MS @ The Ink Spot Gallery
4/14 Memphis, TN
4/15 Louisville, KY
4/16 Indianapolis, IN
4/17 North Pekin, IL @ Planet X Rollerworld W/ Trash Talk, Desperation
4/18 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center
4/19 Des Moines, IA
4/20 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb W/ Grave Digging Shovels, Beat Strings
4/21 Waterloo, IA @ Amvets Post 19 W/ Brooks Strause
4/22 Iowa City, IA @ Picador W/ Brooks Strause
4/23 Sioux Falls, SD
4/24 Fargo, ND
4/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock W/ Holding On
4/26 Marshalltown, IA @ Moose Lodge W/ Quick Fix, Holding On

THE SWORD – 2008 US TOUR DATES All Dates With Children & Slough Feg
April 14 – Jake’s Sports Center Lubbock, TX
April 15 – Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
April 16 – The Brick House Phoenix, AZ
April 17 – The Casbah San Diego, CA
April 18 – El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA
April 19 – Slim’s San Francisco, CA
April 21 – Berbatis Portland, OR
April 22 – Neumo’s Seattle, WA
April 24 – Neurolux Boise, ID
April 25 – Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT
April 26 – Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
April 28 – BarleyCorns Wichita, KS
April 29 – Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
June 12 – 15 – Bonaroo Manchester, TN *

* The Sword Only

03/04- Gil’s Bar and Grill Virginia Beach, Virginia*
03/05- Club Midway New York, New York*
03/06- Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts*
03/07- Talking Head Baltimore, Maryland*
03/08- Cafe Bourbon Street, Columbus, Ohio*
03/09- Jigsaw Saloon* Cleveland, Ohio*
03/10- Empty Bottle* Chicago, Illinois*
03/11- Turf Club* Saint Paul, Minnesota*
03/12- Mojo’s Columbia, Missouri*
03/13- Downtown Music Little Rock, Arkansas*
03/14- Blind Pig Pub SXSW Austin, Texas*
03/15- Olive Street Bar Monroe, Louisiana
03/16- The Nick Birmingham, Alabama

April 10 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
April 11 – Dallas, TX – The Doo
April 13 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
April 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 18 – Louisville, KY – Uncle Pleasants
April 26 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
April 28 – New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club
April 29 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
April 30 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall

March 26 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
March 27 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East (downstairs)
March 28 – Hawthorne, NY @ Victors
March 29 – Albany, NY @ Upper Deck
March 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
April 1 – Bowling Green, OH @ Howards Club H
April 2 – Lansing, MI @ Macs
April 3 – Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks
April 4 – Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
April 5 – South Bend, IN @ Elvas
April 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Zanies
April 7 – St.Paul, MN @ Station 4
April 8 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ The Picador
April 9 – Tulsa, OK @ Otherside
April 10 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
April 11 – Denver, CO @ Majestic
April 12 – Ogden, UT @ Kamikazes
April 13 – Portland, OR @ Rock n Roll Pizza
April 14 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
April 15 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
April 16 – Reno, NV @ Island Oasis
April 17 – Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats
April 18 – Fresno, CA @ Exit
April 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory (Murderfest)
April 20 – Farmington, NM @ Gators
April 25 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Metalcore Fest)

June 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
June 7 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
June 8 Asheville, NC @ Static Age
June 9 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
June 10 Atlanta, GA @ The E.A.R.L.
June 11 Memphis, TN @ Black Lodge Microdome
June 12 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
June 13 Montgomery, AL @ Head On the Door
June 14 Lafayette, LA @ Cafe Cottage
June 15 Houston, TX @ Walter’s On Washington
June 16 Austin, TX @ Red 7
June 17 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
June 18 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
June 19 Tempe, AZ @ The Stray Cat
June 20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory
June 21 San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club
June 23 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 24 Portland, OR @ Rotture
June 26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
June 27 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
June 28 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
June 29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
June 30 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
July 1 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s
July 2 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
July 3 Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
July 4 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 5 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
July 6 New York, NY @ Tap Bar @ The Knitting Factory

May 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless
May 22 – Houston, TX @ Woodlands
May 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
May 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
May 28 – Concord, CA @ Concord
May 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 2 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

Feb 23 – Sayreville,NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 8 – Dordrecht, Holland @ Bibelot*
May 9 – Zaandam, Holland @ De Kade*
May 10 – Berlin,Germany @ SO36*
May 11 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre (Rock Hard Festival)*
May 12 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziek-O-Droom*
May 13 – Paris, France @ La Locomotive*
May 14 – Rennes, France @ Antipode*
May 15 – Biarritz, France @ Atabel*
May 16 – Durango, Spain @ Plateruena*
May 17 – Corroios, Portugal @ Cine Teatro de Corroios*
May 18 – Madrid, Spain @ Caracol*
May 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Mephisto*
May 20 – Six Fours Les Plages, France @ Espace Anre Malraux*
May 21 – Bulle, France @ Ebullition*
May 22 – Rome, Italy @ Circolo Degli Artisti*
May 23 – Roncade/Treviso, Italy @ New Age*
May 24 – Pinarella Di Cervia, Italy @ Rockplanet*
May 25 – Luzern, Switzerland @ Schüür*
May 26 – Lindau, Switzerland @ Club Vauderville*
May 27 – Saarbrücken, Germany @ Roxy/Garage*
May 28 – Tilburg, Holland @ 013 (Neurotic Death Fest)*
June 4 – Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island*
June 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ The Rock*
June 6 – Aalborg, Denmark @ Studentehuset*
July 13 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
July 14 – Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
July 15 – South Bend, IN @ Elva’s Fiesta Club
July 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
July 18 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
July 19 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
July 20 – Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club (Central Illinois Metalfest)
July 21 – Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
July 22 – Charlotte,NC @ Tremont Music Hall
July 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

* with Napalm Death

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