Canadian technical metallers Quo Vadis have announced three shows in Ontario in December. The dates are as follows:
Dec. 28 - The Underground - Hamilton, ONT
Dec. 29 - Embassy - London, ONT
Dec. 30 - Metal Bar - Toronto, ONT
In other news, the band has issued the following update:
"Bart has been working hard since March on building a studio for the next Quo Vadis album. Construction is now finished, and final stages of acoustical and systems testing are being completed. The equipment and features list will be available soon and the studio is now available for booking."
Commented Bart: "Hundreds of hours went into this project since the beginning of the year. My goal is to provide a space that conforms to the expectations of creative perfectionists... artistically and acoustically."
Finnish Melodic Black Metal band Catamenia are releasing a DVD entitled "Bringing The Cold To Poland", produced by Metal Mind Productions. The DVD will be released somewhere in November 2006 in Europe and Worldwide early 2007.
01. Morning Crimson
02. Lost In Bitterness
03. Tuhat Vuotta
04. My Blood Stained Path
06. Fuel For Hatred (Satyricon cover)
08. Closed Gates of Hope
09. The Day When The Sun Faded Away
11. I Wanna Be Somebody (W.A.S.P. cover)
Bonus material & includes:
- Animated Menus
- Web Links
- Cataventures Part 1 & 2
- Tuhat Vuotta Promo Video
- Audio Tracks from both Demos
Orange County / Los Angeles based heavy metal band Leatherwolf are currently looking for a new vocalist following the departure Wade Black who fronted the band on their critically acclaimed comeback album, "World Asylum," released last June on N.I.L.8 Records.
"We would like to thank Wade for his contributions to Leatherwolf and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors," commented the group on the split. "There are no hard feelings between both parties. Unfortunately, certain economic realities and the geographical distance between Wade and the rest of the band turned out to be an obstacle too hard to overcome and made working as a unit that much more difficult."
Destruction, Rotting Christ, Firewind, Wastefall and Silent Rage have been confirmed for the Metal Healing Festival, set to take place July 20-22 in Greece.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Destruction, Ektomorf, Firewind, Mystic Prophecy, Nightrage, Rotting Christ, Silent Rage, The Haunted, To/Die/For, Wastefall.
Twisted Sister's new album, "A Twisted Christmas", is currently streaming in it's entirety at this location.
The album was released on 17 October 2006
Upcoming Twisted Sister live dates/events include:
29 - Vintage Vinyl (in-store) in Fords, NJ
1 - The Myth in Minneapolis, MN
2 - Best Buy (in-store) in Maplewood, MN
5 - Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
7 - House Of Blues in Chicago, IL
9 - Pepsi Roadhouse in Burgettstown, PA
12 - House Of Blues in Los Angeles, CA
14 - House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA
17 - Hard Rock in Orlando, FL
21 - Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD
22 - Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ
23 - The House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ
In October 2006 the band decided to change guitar players, because Motors could not dedicate so much time as necessary and Rihards now is back as second guitar player for Skyforger. Right now the band prepares a new material for an upcoming album.
Also from now on Skyforger can be found in MySpace.com, check out location at: www.myspace.com/skyforgerofficial
Skyforger upcoming concerts:
24.11.2006 - Riga, Latvia - Melna Piektdiena club Radio Rock 5 year anniversary!
08.12.2006 - Berlin, Germany - K17 X-Mas Festival Tour concert
09.12.2006 - Arnhem, The Netherlands - Musis Sacrum Arnhem Metal Meeting III
20.01.2007 - Minneapolis, USA - Station 4 Heathen Crusade Festival II
17.02.2007 - London, England - Purple Turtle (Camden Town) (First Skyforger gig in UK).
Some replacement dates for Lordi's Spanish leg of their Bringing Back The Balls To Europe tour have been announced. Some shows in Spain that were supposed to be played last month were cancelled because of some of the band members becoming sick. Four dates for March next year have been confirmed.
Here are the dates:
01.03.2007 - Apolo, Barcelona
02.03.2007 - Jam, Bergara
03.03.2007 - Heineken, Madrid
04.03.2007 - Gamma, Murcia
Dimmu Borgir has finished the recording process for their upcoming yet-to-be-titled album. The album was recorded and produced at Studio Fredman in Sweden by Frederick Nordström and Patrik J. Sten. This album is a concept album that deals with organzied religion and policits that is set in medieval Europe. Guitarist Silenoz says this about the concept:
"There's this dude that works as a priest's assistant, and after a while he just discovers that he has nothing to do with Christianity. He just sort of has this awakening and realizes that he has different abilities and different powers and is leaning more to the dark side."
The new Dimmu Borgir album is set for an early 2007 release via Nuclear Blast Records.
Steel Assassin is currently in production of their new release for fall of 2006 "War Of The Eight Saints". This recording picks up where the band left off in the "From The Vaults" era, drawing inspiration for their metal madness from historical and mythological sources.
In a precedent news, Steel Assassin has announced that John Falzone, formerly of Triphammer has joined the band as lead vocalist. The final stages of their new "war of the eight saints" epic metal production have been scheduled. The band is extremely psyched with the Metal fire that Falzone brings to the new material. Producer rich Spillberg (maniacal Wargasm guitarist) adds the following thoughts: "I want the world to finally feel the same power I experienced from the front row of a Steel Assassin show in 1983...and they will. I can't wait to mix this album!"
The dates for Novembers Doom's European tour have now been finalised. Some changed have been made, and some originally non-confirmed venues have been decided on. The Netherlands show on the 19th will now be at Metropool, Hengelo. The German date on the 22nd will now be a day off for the band. The 23rd has been changed from a German show to a Czech Republic show. The Italian show on the 25th will now be a Belgian one, and English show on the 26th is now going to be another day off.
Here is the complete list of the most current and finalised dates:
Slayer will be heading out on a full US tour in January and February in 2007. The first two dates for the tour have now been announced.
Here are the details of both shows:
Jan. 25 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 22 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
Unearth has been announced as the support act for the tour.
Tickets will be available for purchace from here.
More dates for Slayer's North American tour with Unearth have been released:
January 25 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
January 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG
February 8 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
February 22 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
February 23 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blue
On the first of November, Folk/Black Metallers Ensiferum started recording their third full-length album at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki. The producer of the album is Janne Joutsenniemi. The album now has a title as well, it will be called 'Victory Songs'. It will still be released on the 21st February, 2007.
Ensiferum has also started to collaborate with Welldone booking agency. Teemu Suominen of Welldone will be taking care of the concert booking in Finland. This will increase the concerts in Finland, which has been few-numbered in the past. The concert booking for overseas is still being handled by ICS Festival Service.
So Ensiferum will begin their next year's tour with a small Finnish tour in January.
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.