The organizers of the Hammer Of Doom Festival are out looking for another headliner to finalize the bill after seminal UK doom metal act Cathedral cancelled their appearance at the festival. Apparently the performance of one of the other bands has created some, uh, bad blood.
Cannibal Corpse will once again return to Latin America. This time around, they'll be bringing along label mates The Black Dahlia Murder as well as fellow "underground heavyweights" Suicide Silence to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Venezuela in December. The tour will begin on December 3rd in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will wrap up on December 13th in Mexico City, Mexico.
"Hammer Of The Gods", the new video from British heavy metal band Saxon can be watched below. The clip features a special guest appearance by Biff's son Sebastian.
"Hammer Of The Gods" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Call To Arms, which was released on May 23rd through Militia Guard Music, UDR & EMI. More album details were previously reported over here.
Java Rockin' Land is an annual 3 day rock/metal festival held at Carnaval Beach Ancol in Jakarta. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Loudness, The Cranberries, Good Charlotte and Thirty Seconds To Mars. Helloween will be headlining Java Rockin' Land with a performance on Sunday July 24th.
Helloween kicked off their festival season last weekend at Rockstad: Falun Festival in Sweden. Get all upcoming shows after the jump.
Machine Head will be releasing their highly anticipated follow up to The Blackening this September. The band will release a new single, Locust, on iTunes on June 14th. The single is an advance mix of a song from the band's as-yet untitled upcoming album, set for release September 27th through Roadrunner Records.
Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot have confirmed the first dates for a European headlining tour, which is due to kick off on September the 1st in the UK.
Vocalist Arif Rot commented: "It seems like forever since we grind UK and Europe, although it's only last year. We will be back twice as pissed off. Less talk, more grind! See you grinders real soon - nabey cheebai!!!"
Jun. 11 - Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia - Club Cinta Sayang
Jun. 12 - Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia - Arjuna Studio
Jul. 02 - Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia - Kepura Cave
Jul. 09 - Singapore - Singapore Deathfest (venue TBA)
WORMROT w/ EVISORAX
Sep. 01 - Cardiff, UK - Undertone
Sep. 02 - Nottingham, UK - Old Angel
Last weekend, System Of A Down performed at Germany's Rock am Ring festival as part of a string of long-awaited reunion/comeback gigs. High quality DVD style footage of System of a Down's performance at the Rock Am Ring festival can be watched in the clips below.
Get the rest of the confirmed European dates here and the North American shows here.
"Procession Of Ashes", a brand-new track from US deathcore act All Shall Perish, has been made available for streaming over at Lambgoat.
"Procession Of Ashes" comes off of the band's upcoming album, entitled This Is Where It Ends, which will be released on July 26th in North America and on July 29th in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records.
Evan Seinfeld, bassist/vocalist of New York-based hardcore/metal outfit Biohazard is leaving the band. This announcement comes three months before the band are expected to release their first new album in six years.
"We have a long history together, but it's time for a change," said guitarist/co-founder Bobby Hambel. "We wish Evan well."
Scott Roberts, who played on the band's 2005 Means To An End and has been part of the Biohazard extended family since, will step in for Seinfeld when Biohazard plays the UK's Download Festival on June 12th, and again on June 13th at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London. Hambel, guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and drummer Danny Schuler will begin scouting for a permanent replacement when they return to the US.
Canadian metallers Threat Signal will enter the studio this weekend to begin recording their as-yet-untitled third album with producer Chriss "Zeuss" Harris.
The band issued the following statement: "On June 12th we are driving our asses out to Massachusetts to begin tracking our 3rd release with metal mastermind Zeuss. He has worked on many killer albums from bands such as Chimaira, Hatebreed, All That Remains, The Acacia Strain, Born Of Osiris, Shadows Fall, and many more... We are extremely excited to have Zeuss on board producing and mixing our new record!
So what can you expect from the new Threat Signal record? Well... basically we said let's write the heaviest fuckin record we possibly can. We've been experimenting with 7 string guitars and drop tunings since the early days, so we have decided to write almost the whole new record that way. We are headed back to the Under Reprisal days but with bigger balls.'
Having returned from a successful European Tour, Theatres Des Vampires are now set to embark on a Latin American Tour in 2012.
The band states: "It has been since 2006 that Theatres des Vampires have long been awaited in Latin America, thanks to the support and love of hundreds of Latin American fan clubs. The dream of all the followers of Theatres des Vampires in South and Central America will come true! More details will be available soon."
In other Theatres Des Vampires news, the band is also working on a Moonlight Waltz Tour 2011 DVD and live CD. The DVD is a recording of the Russian and European Tour with HD cameras, and Professional Digital Audio equipment.
The band continues: "At the moment Fabian Varesi from Theatres des Vampires and Christian Ice from Temple of Noise Studio are working together to finalize a new upcoming DVD and live CD.
Festivals of the Wicked, the six-hour DVD extravaganza of Iced Earth will be released in Europe later this month (June 27th) and America shortly thereafter (July 12th). The live DVD will be comprised of three full-length concerts (Wacken, Rock Hard, and Metal Camp), a 60-minute documentary, photo galleries, and video clips. More details were previously reported over here.
The second two-minute trailer for the upcoming DVD release can be now be watched over at the band's website.
Maledictus Eris, the new upcoming album of Danish folk metal band Svartsot will be released in July/August.
The band released the following statement: "We're proud to be able to release the cover artwork and tracklist for the third Svartsot album; Maledictus Eris. As previously announced, the album recounts the tale of the Black Death's incursion into Danish history from 1349 to 1350. The album begins the tale from just prior to the plague's arrival through to when the first bout relinquished its grasp, and focuses on the way the epidemic affected the population - from victim to survivor. We have taken more inspiration from medieval music than on previous albums, and the feel of the album in general has taken a darker and more emotive turn on this recording.