White Noise: News on Every Time I Die, Ozzy Osbourne, De Profundis, Nevermore and Unearth
After a long weekend of playoff basketball, we’re back for the start of another week here at Noisecreep, and we’re expecting it’s going to be a busy one. Either that, or an especially long week. Every week leading up to a three-day weekend feels excruciatingly long to us. Anyways, aside from being a busy weekend for the NBA, it was also a busy weekend for metal, so let’s bring you up to speed.
+ Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne is the subject of a new documentary, to be released by son Jack’s production company, Jacko Productions. The film chronicles Ozzy’s life as the self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness approaches his 60th birthday, and shines a spotlight on his rampant drug use and its effects.
+ Every Time I Die have been working on their forthcoming album for months now, and this weekend, the band revealed the record’s title. ‘New Junk Aesthetic’ will hit stores this fall through Epitaph Records, and was recorded in Anaheim, California, with producer Steve Evetts. Look for the disc to include the tracks “Turtles All The Way Down,” “One Quarter Of A Revolution” and “The Marvelous Slut.”
+ Doom metallers De Profundis is down a member after the departure of bassist Aleksej Obradovic. The band simply cited “musical differences” as the reason for the split, but has already replaced him with Arran McSporran, who used to slap his bass with Seven7.
+ Metal Insider spoke to As I Lay Dying‘s Tim Lambesis recently, and he says the band will soon begin work on the follow-up to 2007′s “An Ocean Between Us.” The singer said the band hopes to record the album before year’s end, with an early 2010 release planned.
+ A family emergency has pulled Unearth bassist John “Slo” Maggard from the band’s tour with Testament and Lazarus A.D. While Maggard will return to tour in a few weeks, the band has enlisted former Since the Flood guitarist Dave Stauble to fill in for him.
+ Carpathian Forest frontman Nattefrost has begun work on his third solo LP. The album, which has been given the working title ‘Opfergang,’ will boast guest appearances from Secht’s Dirge Rep and Carpathian Forest’s Vrangsinn. Nattefrost says that the album “has been recorded in pain, and was wrenched straight out of hell. The end-result will be the most brutal Nattefrost album to date.”
+ Young Widows has had to cancel their upcoming tour, which was supposed to launch May 20. According to bassist Nick Thieneman, “due to a drummer’s broken hand, we will not be able to make our tour. We apologize but we will make the dates up, just not for a couple of months. In the meantime, we’re going to try to not get cabin fever while not being able to do what we love.”
+ CKY will team up with Graveyard for a run of U.S. dates in July. The tour kicks off in Tempe, Arizona, on July 21, and runs through August 15 in Philadelphia.
+ Seattle’s Nevermore have named their next album “The Obsidian Conspiracy,” which follows 2005′s “This Godless Endeavor.” The album will be in stores later this year.