MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has uploaded a new 14-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s August 1 concert at the Bangkok Metal Fest 1 at the Moonstar Studio 8 in Bangkok, Thailand. Check it out above. Support at the event came from Thai acts THE SUN, DEZEMBER and EBOLA.
As previously reported, MEGADETH was forced to postpone its previously announced August 3 concert at Club Tango in Beijing, China “due to issues with the show license for the venue,” according to a statement on the band’s official web site. The message added, “We are working on resolving this. We will reschedule and look forward to coming to China soon.”
MEGADETH performed in Manila for the first time yesterday (July 29th) at the at the World Trade Center in Pasay City and the band even survive a typhoon!
Bassist David Ellefson checks in from the Philippines above.
Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of the resurrected late ’80s/early ’90s death metal outfit PESTILENCE has issued the following update:
“We are very pleased that we can officially announce that David Haley (PSYCROPTIC) will replace Tim Yeung for the upcoming PESTILENCE album and upcoming shows. Bassist Stefan Fimmers (ex-NECROPHAGIST) already joined PESTILENCE for the new album, ‘Obsideo‘, and live performances.
“Although Tim was really excited to join PESTILENCE, it was because of his conflicting tour schedules with MORBID ANGEL (and other projects), that made it nearly impossible for Tim to tour with PESTILENCE. But we (guitarist Patrick Uterwijk, Fimmers and Mameli) weren’t really too disappointed by this unfortunate development because of our talks with David soon after.
“The new material will fit David perfectly. He is such an amazing drummer and a really cool guy as well!!! We all welcome him into the PESTILENCE camp.”
German symphonic metallers XANDRIA are searching for a new bassist following the recent departure of Nils Middelhauve.
Commented the band: “If you think you are the perfect match and, of course, can play your instrument very well, please send an e-mail with all relevant info, pictures of you, sound samples, links to YouTube clips with you playing etc. — basically whatever you have — to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is August 31st!”
Nils, who joined the band in 2004 just after the release of XANDRIA‘s second studio album, “Ravenheart“, made the decision to leave the band primarily for personal reasons.
On July 6, Jason Saulnier of the MusicLegends.ca web site conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist David Vincent of Florida death metal legends MORBID ANGEL at the first annual charity metal event Spread The Metal Festival, which took place July 5-6 in Halifax, Canada. You can now watch the chat above.
MORBID ANGEL recently announced that it will play a set of “all-time classic songs” on it upcoming European tour with KREATOR, NILE and FUELED BY FIRE, which kicks off on November 1 in Antwerp, Belgium.
JOB FOR A COWBOY are currently readying for their month-long Summer Slaughter trek, set to commence next week in Los Angeles. Bassist Nick Schendzielos will be forced to sit out part of the run due to a family emergency. The band will be joined temporarily by The Red Chord guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie.
JOB FOR A COWBOY – Summer Slaughter Festival 2012 w/ Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Goatwhore, Exhumed, Cerebral Bore 7/20/2012 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA 7/21/2012 SOMA – San Diego, CA 7/22/2012 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV 7/25/2012 House of Blues – Dallas, TX 7/26/2012 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX 7/27/2012 Pharr Events Center – Mission, TX 7/28/2012 House of Blues – Houston, TX 7/30/2012 The Ritz – Tampa, FL 7/31/2012 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 8/01/2012 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA 8/02/2012 The Valarium – Knoxville, TN 8/03/2012 Amos – Southend Charlotte, NC 8/04/2012 The National – Richmond, VA 8/05/2012 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA 8/07/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ 8/08/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY 8/09/2012 Northern Lights – Albany, NY 8/10/2012 The Palladium – Worcester, MA 8/11/2012 Heavy Montreal – Montreal, QC 8/12/2012 Heavy Toronto – Toronto, ON 8/14/2012 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH 8/15/2012 St. Andrew’s – Detroit, MI 8/16/2012 House Blues – Chicago, IL 8/17/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI 8/18/2012 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN * No Cannibal Corpse 8/20/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO 8/22/2012 The Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA 8/23/2012 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR 8/24/2012 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA 8/25/2012 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
(via Hails And Horns)
Bassist Matt Camacho has left San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN. In addition, the band’s singer, Russ Anderson, has decided to take a break from the music business.
Commented FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero: “I am extremely saddened to have to announce that our bassist and brother since 1986, Matt Camacho, has decided to retire from the music business and leave FORBIDDEN permanently.
“For those that know and love Matt, this may be a shock to you. Matt’s always been gung-ho for the band since the beginning and was a positive guy. But ever since he went to law school after FORBIDDEN split up the first time, he was on a career path that would eventually take him to this day. His job position keeps getting better and taking care of our families is the most important thing.
“With that being said, Russ Anderson has made the decision to take a break away from music to get his bearings back and rekindle his fire for FORBIDDEN. Russ is not quitting, but has decided that he needs to do this for himself. We support him and his decision to not fake his way through what needs to be real.
Drummer Mike Portnoy, currently on the road in Europe with ADRENALINE MOB, is featured in a new video interview with UK-based Banter Zine. Check it out above.
On June 24th, Adrenaline Mob – also featuring vocalist Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X) and bassist John Moyer (DISTURBED) – performed at at La Maroquinerie in Paris, France. Fan-filmed video of the entire gig is available above. The setlist on the night was as follows:
‘Psychosane’ ‘Feelin’ Me’ ‘Indifferent’ ‘Down To The Floor’ ‘Angel Sky’ ‘Freight Train’ ‘Come Undone’ (DURAN DURAN) ‘Believe Me’ ‘All On The Line’ ‘Hit The Wall’ ‘Undaunted’ ‘Stargazer’ (RAINBOW) ‘The Mob Rules’ (BLACK SABBATH) ‘War Pigs’ (Black Sabbath)
Guitarist Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) is featured in a new audio interview with Jorge Fretes at Spain’s GoetiaMetal.com Check it out above.
Produced by Gus G., Few Against Many, was recorded with long time band mates vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, Bob Katsionis (keyboards/guitar) and bassist Petros Christo at Valve Studio in Greece as well as The Sweetspot Studios in Sweden and sees the band expand on their signature melodic sound with some of their most aggressive songs to date.
Mixed by Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, DEATH ANGEL) in Orlando, Florida. Few Against Many also marks the recording debut of new Firewind drummer Johan Nunez (NIGHTRAGE).
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By Filipe Marta & Bruno Marques