Canadian band Symbolic - "the ultimate Death tribute" - have updated their MySpace page to stream tracks recorded on December 12th at Quebec City's Theatre Imperial during the benefit gig in honor of fallen metal hero Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Control Denied). Check out the recordings at this location.
For the above mentioned "tribute show", Symbolic shared the stage with Bobby Koelble (Symbolic album), Shannon Hamm, Scott Clendenin (The Sound Of Perseverance album), Daniel Mongrain (Martyr), Marc-André Gingras (Quo Vadis), Jonathan Lee (The Autumn Offering, ex-Acheron), and Nick Barker (ex-Dimmu Borgir/Cradle Of Filth drummer).
All the profits from the show, which was recorded for an upcoming DVD release, will be divided between Schuldiner's foundation for cancer research and a local foundation.
Legendary Bay Area Thrashers Death Angel have reported that " new recording is done! "Killing Season" was mixed at Studio 606 by Nick Raskulinecz and mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering by none other than Brian "Big Bass" Gardner. It is slated for release on February 26 in the US and February 29 in the rest of the world. Leap year 2008!"
Here is the tracklisting:
01. Lord Of Hate
02. Sonic Beatdown
04. Carnival Justice
05. Buried Alive
07. The Noose
08. When Worlds Collide
09. God Vs. God
10. Steal The Crown
11. Resurrection Machine
To read more about the album, go to this location.
The Canadian Death tribute band Symbolic will play a tribute show for Death founder Chuck Schuldiner on December 12th at the Theatre Imperial in Quebec City, QC. Symbolic share the stage with Bobby Koelble (Symbolic album), Shannon Hamm, Scott Clendenin (The Sound Of Perseverance album) and Daniel Mongrain (Martyr).
All the profits will be divided between Schuldiner's foundation for cancer research and a local foundation.
Below the list of performing musicians:
1- Nicholas Barker (ex-Dimmu, ex-Cradle, etc)
2- Jonathan Lee (The Autumn Offering, ex-Acheron)
3- Antoine Baril (Symbolic)
1- Scott Clendenin (Death 1996-1999)
2- Alexis Robitaille (Symbolic)
3- Daniel Perron (ex-Symbolic)
Rob Cavestany, guitarist and vocalist of Bay Area Thrashers Death Angel has announced the following statement:
"Greetings Fellow Earthlings!
I am thrilled to announce that Death Angel will enter the studio to begin tracking our new album on September 16 with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Velvet Revolver, Shadows Fall, Stone Sour) in Los Angeles.
Nick came up and did pre-production with us at our studio in Oakland and we had a BLAST. The vibe is certainly ON and we are beyond excited to start tracking with him! Recording should be complete by the end of October and mixed by November. This will undoubtedly be our best sounding record ever!
This album is gonna be insane. The songs are so fuckin heavy and wicked! Musically brutal. Brutally musical. This shit will wake you up!
MetalKult.com has posted rare live videos from a 1988 performance by Death. The videos were shot on October 23, 1988, at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, during a show with Raven, Dark Angel, Faith Or Fear and Forbidden (which was recorded/filmed and later released as part of the "Ultimate Revenge II" video on the Combat label).
Led by the late Chuck Schuldiner on vocals and lead guitar, Death were the third band on the Ultimate Revenge 2 bill that evening, and burned through three cuts from their 1988 album, Leprosy—"Left to Die," "Pull the Plug" and "Forgotten Past"—as well as "Denial of Life," from their 1987 debut, Scream Bloody Gore.
Napalm Death will embark on South/Central American and Mexican tour in October.
The following message was posted on band's official Myspace page:
"Hello, just a quick note as we busy ourselves preparing for our show at the download festival this coming sunday to tell you that we will be heading down to South America in October as the final part of the smear campaign world tour draws to a close..
Below are the dates confirmed so far,if theres any promoters out there who would like to get in touch regarding booking any extra dates (as theres a few spaces still avilable) please feel free to email/phone our main guy Max - His contact information is below the dates cheers..."
Swedish Death Metal band Death Breath, featuring ex-Entombed songwriter/vocalist/bassist/drummer Nicke Andersson, have posted the following message on their website:
"We're sorry to inform you that our upcoming Mini Album "Let It Stink" cover art] is slightly delayed. We'll let you know the new release date soon. However, it will brutalize mass ass!
Here's the track list:
01. Giving Head To The Dead
02. His Protoplasmic Worship
03. Maimed And Slaughtered
04. Dead But Walking
07. Twisted In Distaste
Head over to our MySpace page (here) and check out one of the songs, 'His Protoplasmic Worship'.
The CD version will contain a brand new version of our video for the song 'Death Breath' as well as the original one. The vinyl version will be 10 pitch black inches. You can use this link to pre order."
Guitarist Rob Cavestany of Bay Area Thrash Titans Death Angel has issued the following update:
"We've been jamming out at our studio in Oakland, creating a new album which we plan to release later this year. Good vibes are flowing! Can't wait for you to feel it…
"We're pretty much going to lay low on the live shows until we get the album completed. In fact, we did not plan to do any shows at all before summer but then we got invited to play in the Philippines! 'Pulp Summer Slam Seven' takes place at Amoranto Stadium in Manila and we can't wait to hit that outdoor stage in the sizzling heat… it's gonna be insane!
"OK, maybe one or two of the summer festivals in Europe; it's torture passing those up!
Tamara Press (started by Daniel from Incision) will release on 23 of this month a huge nice 500 page book about Swedish Death Metal, containing a listing of about 900 bands, and many other information such as the fanzines that were active in those days, interviews of 30 of the most important characters in the Swedish Death Metal Scene including members from bands like Merciless, Grave, Dismember/Carnage, Treblinka/Tiamat... a huge number of pictures, etc...
All in all, A MUST for Swedish Death metal maniacs !!!!
The book is about 1,5 kg heavy and costs 50 Euro. 55 Outside Europe.
An exclusive release party will be on the 26 of January at Kafé 44 in Stockholm. A party for invited OLD FARTS only. The flyier nicely claims "STRICTLY NO POSERS, HARDLY ANYONE UNDER 30 ALLOWED ENTRANCE" And will feature unique performances of Nirvana 2002, Grotesque and Internment.
Bloodbath' s Breeding Death the sold out classic mini CD from 1999 has now been re-released and comes with a revamped layout, previously unreleased lyrics to all songs, plus two demo recordings of the tracks 'Breeding Death' and 'Omnious Bloodvomit'.
Bloodbath lineup on "Breeding Death":
Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) - Vocals
Anders Nyström (Katatonia) - Guitars/Backing Vocals
Dan Swanö (ex-Edge Of Sanity, NIGHTINGALE) - Guitars
Jonas Renkse (Katatonia) - Bass/Backing Vocals
Having recently re-signed with Dynamic Arts Records, Finnish death metal/thrash act Deathchain check in with the following update:
"We've been forced to cancel our show at Gloria (in) Helsinki, Finland (on November 25th).
(Guitarist) B. Undertaker is suffering from heart infection and bronchitis and the doctor's orders where loud and clear: He must rest and take it very fucking easy.
This is something we don't wanna fuck around with and we have no choice but to cancel the show.
It's a fucked up situation, but playing the show under these circumstances is just not worth the risk. We are truly sorry for this and we hope that everyone understands the seriousness of the matter."
UPDATED on 27November 2006:
Dec. 9, 2006
Lima, Peru @ Samay Wasi
Chuck Schuldiner Memorial Night with Legion Sacra, Nahual, Psicorragia, Black Heaven, Bleed Of Hate, El Viejo, Eternal Exumation and Dehumanizer
Dec. 12, 2006
Skopje, Macedonia @ Club Castro
A Tribute To Chuck Schuldiner
Dec. 15, 2006
Vilnius, Lithuania @ Club Intro
In Memoriam Chuck Schuldiner II with Zalvarinis, Mandragora, Saples, Grol and Renewal
Dec. 16, 2006
Votkinsk, Russia @ Theatre Zvezda
A Tribute To Chuck with Sentiment
Dec. 16, 2006
Iquitos, Peru @ Ex-Pae
Tribute To Chuck Schuldiner with Mortuus, Malignum, La Pleve, Constrictor, Dark Tempest and Legion
Dec. 16, 2006
Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo Club
Chuck Schuldiner Memorial with Symbolic