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Voivod Partner With Century Media Records, New Album Due In January

Voivod have landed a new label home in the form of Century Media Records. The group will release their new album “Target Earth” through the label on January 22nd in North America (21st in Europe).

The album will arrive just in time for the groups 30th anniversary. The deal includes a partnership with the bands own Iron Gang Factory, on which they offered:

“Our goal has been to find a partner for Iron Gang Factory to help get new Voivod music to the world and Century Media, we are proud to say, is the right company to do so globally We can’t wait to release, tour, and promote ‘Target Earth.’”

As They Burn Sign With Victory Records

As They Burn have signed with Victory Records. The following press release and video announcement was released regarding their new label home:

“Emerging from the streets of Paris, France, AS THEY BURN was formed by bassist Ronald Pastor, guitarist Fabio Meschini and drummer Milton Bakech in 2007. Vocalist Kévin Traore, known for his chillingly aggressive vocals, was enlisted shortly thereafter along with guitarist Hoby Arinosy. AS THEY BURN was complete and ready to bring their music to the masses.

Bakech comments, “Being part of the Victory Records family is such a great pleasure and honor. We’ve been giving it our best for a long time trying to make our dreams come true. We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years. This means the people behind, on and in front of the stage, you are a part of this and it is just the beginning! Love is the law.”

Their first album “Aeon’s War” was digitally released on June 20, 2011 and was the start to a colorful beginning. The band recently added Bastien Jacquesson on keys/ machines, finalizing their lineup as they prepare for their Victory Records‘ debut album, due out in early 2013. They’ve honed in on their skills and sound to bring fans a powerful and intense album that demonstrates fierce vocals, insane rhythms and catchy melodies that will captivate the metal community worldwide.

AS THEY BURN is nothing short of pure, extreme metal perfection” comments Big Cheese.

AS THEY BURN recently toured France, Belgium and Switzerland with their good friends BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, shared the stage with EMMURE at Hellfest and successfully completed their first European headliner tour. They will head back out on “THE AGE OF HORUS” tour in October/ November that will take them throughout Europe before making their way to the US in 2013.”

Tentative plans have their debut for the label arriving on February 05th of 2013.

Madball Working On New Album

According to this tweet, work is officially underway on Madball‘s new album. Expect more details in the coming weeks.

Sylosis have confirmed their departure from their planned “Epic Industrialist Tour” overseas with the Devin Townsend Project and Fear Factory. On that the band offered:

“Due to a change in our touring schedule, we’re really sorry to say that we’re dropping off the coming ‘Epic Industralist Tour‘ with Devin and Fear Factory.

It was a huge honour to be picked for this tour and we know a lot of our fans across Europe were looking forward to checking us out. We will be back in Europe next year and will make it up to everyone who’s missing out. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

We have a big announcement tomorrow regarding the changes. Keep posted…

-Sylosis

The scheduling change is rumored to have emerged as a result of the band being offered the opening slot on Lamb Of God‘s fall North American tour. That trek is also expected to feature In Flames and Hatebreed and will reportedly be announced tomorrow, September 04th.

Sylosis will release their new album “Monolith” through Nuclear Blast on October 09th.

Suicide Silence Vocalists Infection Woes Land Him In An Ambulance

Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker apparently wound up in an ambulance last night as a result of his elbow infection. He recounted the experience on his Twitter as follows:

“had an ambulance come to my house. I woke up inside of it because everyone thought I was dead… Apparently I just passed out & had a nap. Don’t even know if I was dead or not…I spent so much time in limbo with crazyville & reality… I thought I was legit dead 4. 2. long. Thanks for all the positive vibes! Last night was crazy, but I’m ok and Getting way better. Thank you all for the support. I will be fine <3″

Lucker was recently admitted to Orange Coast Memorial in Fountain Valley, CA as a result of an infection stemming froom his broken elbow.

I Am War (Atreyu, Bleeding Through) Cancel First Ever Live Appearance

I Am War (Atreyu, Bleeding Through) have backed out of their planned September 29th live debut in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The bands Alex Varkatzas (also of Atreyu) issued the following statement today regarding that:

“Happy Labor Day to our American supporters!

Some bad news!!!!
I am war WILL NOT be playing Sept 29th at the mosh for food benefit.
My apologies to the “we still believe” ppl and anyone else I may have let down.

I Am War will look to play our first show soon. Stay tuned for details!”

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