White Noise: News on Aerosmith, Slipknot, Twisted Sister, Aosoth, August Burns Red and More
Another long week is in the books, and we’re excited for the taping of our next podcast. Today’s guests will be Atreyu, and we’ll have the usual cast of characters in to discuss the week’s new releases (like Porcupine Tree‘s ‘The Incident’) and all the latest heavy metal headlines. Then, we’ll grill Atreyu about their new album … maybe life on the road and whatever else we think of. Then, the weekend begins. Here in New York, fall is basically here already. The air is frigid, and people are starting to pull the winter coats out of storage. Not something we’re thrilled about, but what can you do? We’re more than willing to trade in the warm weather for football. And Halloween, the most metal of the holidays, is just around the corner. Enough filler … let’s get to the White Noise.
+ Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is pissed that the band had to nix its tour following Steven Tyler’s stage fall. Tyler slipped off the stage while performing in Sturgis, S.D. in early August, and has been walking around with his arm in a sling ever since. “The tour was building up to be a great tour, and I was pretty (upset), you know,” Perry told the Associated Press, before adding that he hasn’t spoken to Tyler in five weeks. “I don’t know what’s going on with him. I hear he’s getting better, but I don’t know, I really don’t know what’s going on with him. All I know is [Tyler's] got to get his act together. I mean, he and I haven’t written a song together alone in the same room in over ten years, so there’s been some changes in paradigm of what Aerosmith is.”
+ Daath guitarist Eyal Levi has revealed to Metalsucks that he and fellow Daath member Emil Werstler are working on a record with Cynic drummer Sean Reinert. The effort will be released this coming spring, and Daath also plan on beginning work on their next album, he says.
+ Nicolas van Dyk, who plays with Los Angeles-based progressive metal band Redemption, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which he describes as “a particularly bad form of blood cancer which is generally considered incurable and which has a five-year survival rate of 34 percent.”
+ French black metallers Aosoth will release their second album ‘Ashes of Angels’ in January, and the disc will feature 10 tracks, including ‘Path of Twisted Light,’ ‘Summon the Dead,’ ‘Communion Through Pain’ and a cover of Antaeus‘ ‘Inner War.’
+ Twisted Sister will be bringing back its annual Christmas show again this year, making it four years running. The show is set for New York City’s Nokia Theater in Times Square on Dec. 6. Tickets go on sale next week.
+ Underoath, August Burns Red and Emery will be touring together starting on Nov. 22 in Raleigh, N.C. Dates are booked through Dec. 17 in New Orleans.
+ Super Mario Bros. go metal?
+ Between the Buried and Me have posted a new track from their forthcoming album ‘The Great Misdirect’ online. The track ‘Obfuscation’ is now available at Victory’s Web site, and the album will be in stores Oct. 27.
+ Slipknot‘s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan will be making his contemporary art debut on Sept. 24 at the Hotel Kirkwood in Des Moines, Iowa. The show will features Clown’s paintings, framed photography, prints and Polaroids from his upcoming book, ‘The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey.’
+ The Company Band, which features members of Clutch, CKY, Fireball Ministry and Fu Manchu, will release their self-titled debut on Nov. 10. According to drummer Jess Margera, working on the project was “pretty awesome” and “the results turned out amazing. It was a strange reality for me, personally, as I am a huge fan of Fireball Ministry, Clutch and Fu Manchu. So to be in a room playing drums with members of all those bands was kind of unbelievable.”