Quick Hits: Indian, Niki And The Dove, Damnation Festival, Howl, Rise Against

posted March 28, 2011

  • Indian has posted a second preview track, "The End of Truth," taken from their Relapse debut "Guiltless" via MetalSucks.net. "Guiltless" will see its North American release on April 12th (April 25th internationally). Indian has announced a hometown record release show in support of "Guiltless" for April 9th at Subterranean (2011 West North Avenue). This is a co-record release show with labelmates Bloodiest.
  • Sweden's Niki and The Dove have signed to Sub Pop Records. The band will be playing at Seattle's Crocodile on April 6th.
  • Polish death metal stalwarts Decapitated head up the first batch of bands to be announced for Damnation Festival 2011, where they will play their only UK show of 2011. They'll be joined by progressive rock trio Amplifier, crust punk veterans Doom and blackened doom purveyors Dragged Into Sunlight at Leeds Union University on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5.
  • Howl recently filmed footage for the first video from their album "Full Of Hell" this past weekend in Brooklyn, NY. The video, for "Heavenless," was directed by Alex and Charlie Scharfman for Scharfman Productions. Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot can be seen now via the Howl Facebook page, including the special effects make-up process and making of prosthetic heads. Additional behind-the-scenes footage will be posted shortly and a video premiere is expected in the next couple of weeks.
  • Rise Against released their new official video for the first single, "Help Is On The Way," off the band's recently released album, "Endgame." On the video, the band stated: "We finished our new video for the song, 'Help Is On The Way,' and are excited to share it with you. Directed by the esteemed Alan Ferguson, our film crew went to New Orleans and filmed what became a dramatic and compelling narrative of Hurricane Katrina through the eyes of a family. As a band, we opted out of being a part of the piece for fear our role might diminish the importance of this video and skew it's reception. What follows is another video we are proud to put our name on."