Metal Church's video for the song "Mirror of Lies" has been posted online at this location (you must have Flash enabled to view the video). The clip was shot by Roax Films on the band's "Light in the Dark" summer European tour at the Wacken Open Air festival and in Hamburg at the Markthalle.
Sweden's Soilwork, who were announced as replacement for Six Feet Under on the European X-Mass Festival Tour just two days ago, aren't part of the fold after all. Such was reported by the organizers Metallysee (Benelux) and Sub-Kultur (Germany), and the corresponding news on the website of the band's label Nuclear Blast have also been withdrawn. Gorefest, Belphegor, Trail Of Tears and Darzamat, the remaining line-up of the tour, will now be joined by other artists at the individual dates. The updated schedule with the respective bands reads as follows:
08.12. - GER, Berlin: Gorefest, Belphegor, Melechesh, Darzamat, Trail Of Tears, SkyForger
10.12. - AUT, Vienna: Gorefest, Belphegor, Trail Of Tears, Madder Mortem, Darzamat, + special guest
After Entombed just announcing the cancellation of the Entombed/Dismember/Grave North American tour, Dismember and Grave both still want to play. Entombed were forced to cancel, through no fault of their own, their participation in the tour, but Thunderdome Touring have just announced the re-securing of both Dismember and Grave.
Here is a comment by Thunderdome Touring: "Our phones have been ringing non-stop and neither Dismember nor Grave want to let any of their fans down. The tour will go on, without Entombed or The Absence".
In an unexplained act of vandalism on November 8th at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California, Deicide fell victim to vandalism of their personal property. During Deicide's set a member of the opening band, California black metal outfit Amon Isis, vandalized Deicide'S prep room - subsequently damaging the band's personal property as well as the club's property. Deicide will be following up with legal action against this individual, as will the management of The Galaxy Theater. Soldiering on, Deicide will be wrapping up the U.S. end of the tour with Desolation and entering the Mexican leg of the tour in late-November.
The Gauntlet has received the following statement from Amon Isis:
More dates have been released for Mastodon's headlining tour with Converge and Priestess:
February 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
February 7 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
February 8 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
February 10 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
February 11 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
February 13 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
February 14 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
February 15 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
February 16 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
February 17 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Mastodon is currently touring in support of Tool's European Winter Tour. Dates can be found here
After selling out the two back to back november shows in Rouyn-Noranda and in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, Canada last weekend, Kataklysm have now added a show in Hull, Quebec in the Gatineau and Ottawa region for December 17th.
Kataklysm remaining dates for 2006:
December 1 - Saint-John, NB @ Elwoods
December 2 - Halifax, NS @ Stage Nine
December 9 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
December 17 - Hull, QC @ La Boite a Chansons
Kataklysm will announce the bands tour plans for the US in the next few days after recently reaching agreement with TKO booking agency based out Los Angeles, California.
The previously announced Entombed/Dismember/Grave "The Absence North American" tour, which was scheduled to take place December 1-16, is now officially cancelled.
Entombed posted the following on the bands official myspace page:
'Due to circumstances beyond our control Entombed sadly has had to postpone their upcoming USA West Coast trek.
We were very much looking forward to this tour, but conflicts with the promotor, breach of trust and straight up lies have unfortunately forced us to cancel at the eleventh hour. Never in 15 years of touring the States has this happened, which really is saying something. We are appalled, and you should not be surprised if you see/hear more lies spread about how it is Entombed's fault that we could not do the tour because we changed our minds or some shit like that. Simply not true. We've never seen blame passed around like this ever before and deeply regret having lent our name to this madness.
Finally, it has been officially confirmed: Blind Guardian will come to Australia!
Blind Guardian have started selling tickets for their shows on the 16th and 17th of February, 2007 at the Forum Theater, Melbourne. They are available online at http://premier.ticketek.com.au and Metal Mayhem in Melbourne.
Sonata Arctica's "best of" collection, entitled "The Collection 1999-2006", will be streamed online in its entirety this Friday, November 10 at http://www.heavylaw.com. In addition to material from the band's studio albums, the CD includes new versions of the songs "My Land" and "Replica", both of which originally appeared on the group's 1999 debut, "Ecliptica".
"The Collection 1999-2006" track listing:
01. The Ruins of My Life
02. 8th Commandment
03. Don't Say A Word
04. Victoria's Secret
06. Wolf & Raven
07. Black Sheep
09. Kingdom for a Heart
11. My Land (2006 re-make)
A press conference today saw broadcaster YLE announce the names of the twelve acts that will join in the contest to represent Finland when the contest takes place in Helsinki next May.
The acts taking part are:
Beats and Styles
Jani and the Jetsetters
Jann Wilde and Rose Avenue
The artists were chosen after discussions with Finnish record companies and the host broadcaster YLE.
There will be four semi-finals, each featuring two songs from three of the acts. The viewers will get to decide which of the two songs should go through to the national final that will take place on 17 February 2007.
Female-fronted Dutch art-rok act The Gathering has posted the following on their official website:
Both Ankara and Izmir's gigs are cancelled. Istanbul is still on the timetable, so the Gathering will go to Turkey, only for one gig though...
The decision was made by the Turkish booker, it was not in control of the band!
The Gathering would like to apologise for the fans that had planned to visit Ankara or Izmir concerts.
The band also confirmed two Greek live dates in February. The details are as follows:
Feb. 03 - Mylos - Thessaloniki, GRE
Feb. 04 - Gagarin 205 - Athens, GRE
"Great news - the new Type O Negative opus, entitled Dead Again, has now entered the mixing process! The new disc will include an appearance by Lycia vocalist Tara VanFlower. Tentative release date remains sometime in early 2007, hopefully additional live dates may be announced around then as well. Stay tuned for word on the website street team; for now you can check out the freshly minted banners, icons, and other assorted media posted on the recently resurrected media page."