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Arsis Drummer Departs Band

Arsis drummer Michael Van Dyne, a founding member of the group, has left the band for personal reasons. He has tentatively been replaced by Darren Cesca (Burn In Silence, Goratory).

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Byzantine To Begin Recording, Break For Tour

BYZANTINE will tentatively enter the studio December 8 to record the follow-up to 2005's '...And They Shall Take Up Serpents' before taking a break from the recording process to support God Forbid for two weeks on a tour package also boasting Goatwhore, Mnemic and Arsis. Upon completion of the tour, BYZANTINE will return to the studio to finish recording. Production this time around will again be handled by Aaron Fisher and BYZANTINE for the yet-untitled full-length, due for a 2007 release through Prosthetic Records.

"We have so far 11 songs in the bag and most likely will have 15 penned by the time pre-production starts," vocalist/guitarist OJ Ojeda previously stated. "Normally we write 10 and use 10, but riffs are flowing like mad and all four of us are writing material this time, which has been very interesting. All I can say is if this album doesn't kick our first two albums' asses, something is wrong! Some songs are pure thrash, some songs are off time as hell and some songs are depressing and dark. This album WILL be our finest effort."

In other news, Byzantine will appear on the upcoming EyeHateGod tribute record, 'For The Sick: A Tribute to Eyehategod,' performing the track "Shoplift." The record is currently slated for a Feb. 20 release through Season Mist America.

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Goatwhore To Appear On HBB Dec 2nd

Southern black metal/sludge masters GOATWHORE will be heading over to the MTV studios in New York City on Wednesday November 29th to tape their segment which will air on Saturday, December 2nd. The band’s video for 'Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult' will air this Saturday, November 11th.

As previously reported, Goatwhore are confirmed for the Seattle Metal Festival which will be held on January 20th, 2007, at The Showbox in Seattle, Washington. More...

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Seattle Metal Festival Returns In 2007

Returning after a three-year hiatus, the Seattle Metal Festival will be on Jan 20, 2007, at The Showbox in Seattle, Washington.

This year’s lineup – a mixture of metal veterans from the US and abroad, as well as up and coming national acts - will be: Overkill, God Forbid, Destruction, Into Eternity, Ghoatwhore, The Human Abstract, Mnemic, and Arsis.

The festival is promoted by Frank Hetzel of Howitzer Productions and the main sponsor is Dragon Monkey Media. Hetzel is the creator of the Seattle Metal Festival and the Northwest Deathfest, as well as the promoter of many metal shows in the Seattle area.

“I put the Seattle Metal Fest on the back burner for a while because I felt that it should become a stronger festival- a show with great national metal acts that people would travel from all over the Pacific Northwest to see,” said Hetzel. “It took some time to work out the logistics for a festival of this size and with the help of Dragon Monkey Media; the show is coming together smoothly.”

Dragon Monkey Media LLC is a Northwest-based media company promoting local musicians and artists by providing an internet resource to allow them to showcase their artistic works through its associated record label, Hot Monkey Records, and its affiliated production company, Dark Angel Productions.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 11 through Tickets West (www.ticketswest.com) and The Showbox box office, as well as seattlemetalfest.com, Silver Platters in Seattle, and Scrape Records in Vancouver, B.C. The Showbox is located at 1426 1st Ave. in Seattle, WA (www.showboxonline.com, 206-628-3151). Tickets will be $25.00 advance and $30.00 day of show. This is an all ages event with alcohol available for purchase to those at least 21 years old with ID.

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Maryland's Nightmare Before Xmas Fest Info

Baltimore, Maryland will host the Nightmare Before Xmas Fest on December 17th at Club Sonar. Here is the tentative lineup with more bands to be announced:

Napalm Death
Dead to Fall
Lilu Dallas
The Faceless
A Life Once Lost

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Arsis Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from ARSIS entitled "Oh the Humanity," off their upcoming new album United In Regret, online here.

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Arsis, All Shall Perish, The Faceless Tour Dates

Arsis, All Shall Perish and The Faceless have booked the following run together:
October 26th Nashville, TN - The Muse
October 27th Atlanta, GA - Under The Couch
October 28th Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
October 29th Orlando, FL - Backbooth
October 30th Clearwater, FL - 688 Skatepark
October 31st Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern (Feat. Remembering Never, The Warriors)
November 01st Springfield, VA - Jaxx
November 02nd Asbury Park, NJ - Club Deep
November 03rd Centereach, NY - Centereach VFW
November 04th Philadelphia, PA - The Boiler Room
November 05th Chicopee, MA - Cabot St Pub
November 06th Hamden, CT - Italian American Club
November 07th Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
November 08th Cleveland, OH - Pirate's Cove
November 09th Detroit, MI - The Modern Exchange (Feat. Misery Index)
November 10th Lake Station, IN - Eagle's Club
November 11th Milwaukee, WI - Orchard Inn
November 12th Rogers, MN - Showcase Skatepark
November 13th Rapid City, SD - Venue 8
November 14th Denver, CO - The Marquis Theatre
November 16th Ogden, UT - Club Boom Va
November 17th Boise, ID - The Venue
November 18th Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
November 19th Portland, OR - Satyricon
November 20th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
November 21st Fresno, CA - TBA
November 22nd Bakersfield, CA - TBA
November 24th Mexicali - El Patio Ole Caribe
November 25th Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
November 26th Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky a GoGo
November 27th San Diego, CA - SOMA
November 28th Las Vegas, NV - TBA
November 30th El Paso, TX - Chic's Bar (Feat. Necrophagis)

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Napalm Death Announce Tour Dates

Napalm Death have announced the following dates for their upcoming headlining tour that will feature Animosity, A Life Once Lost, Dead to Fall, Death by Decibels, Impaled, and Arsis.

November 29 - December 9 = with Impaled
December 12 - December 21 = with Arsis

November 25 - Williamsville, NY @ Club Infinity
November 26 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
November 28 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
November 29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
December 1 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
December 2 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
December 3 - Portland, OR @ The Satyricon
December 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
December 6 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
December 7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
December 8 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
December 9 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
December 10 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
December 11 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
December 12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
December 13 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
December 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
December 15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
December 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
December 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
December 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
December 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlite Ballroom
December 20 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
December 21 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

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All Shall Perish Finish Tour, Plan More Dates

All Shall Perish just finished up almost two months of touring in support of their second effort for Nuclear Blast, The Price Of Existence, and next will embark on another run of dates starting in late October with Arsis and The Faceless the will last through November. Never ones to be shy of a heavy touring schedule, All Shall Perish are enjoying some much deserved time off at home after their long road stint with Suicide Silence and Light This City which hit the entire country.

"The last tour was brutal, and amazing at the same time. We played to a lot of insane crowds and sold lots of merchandise, not to mention visiting a lot of new cities we've never played in," states bassist Michael Tiner. "The new record is doing well and we can't wait to get out on the road again. Our video for the song 'Eradication' debuted on 'Headbangers' Ball' last week too, so it's a cool time."

Look for All Shall Perish to stay busy in December and early 2007 as well. The Price Of Existence has moved 8,000 copies already since it's release since August 8th. The E-Card for the album can be found here.

Arsis / ALL SHALL PERISH / The Faceless tour dates: More...

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More News On Upcomming Arsis Album

Celebration Of Guilt," and 2005s epic "A Diamond For Disease," ARSIS have returned with their brand new full length, "United In Regret" (formerly titled "Lust Before The Maggots Conquest"). With "United In Regret," ARSIS have once again raised the bar and breathe new life into the overpopulated and poser-infested world known as Melodic Death Metal. Recorded at Max Tax Studios (SKINLESS, STIGMATA) in Albany, NY and Hairy Breakfast Productions (MISERY INDEX) in Atlanta, GA, "United In Regret" will feature the best production job on an ARSIS record yet. The nine tracks contained on "United In Regret" showcase ARSIS strongest and most well-written material to date. "United In Regret" will be released October 24, 2006. The album is being produced by Eyal Levi (DAATH) and artwork will be handled once again by Mark Riddick (www.riddickbros.com).

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More Arsis, Becoming The Archetype, Ed Gein Dates

ARSIS have updated their upcoming tour schedule:

with Becoming the Archetype:
August 18 - Madison, WI @ The Loft w/ Demiricous
August 19 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Underground w/ Demiricous
August 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose w/ Ed Gein
August 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Ed Gein
August 22 - Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises w/ Ed Gein
August 23 - Hudson, NY @ St. John's Rec Center w/ Ed Gein
August 24 - Wallingford, CT @ American Legion w/ Ed Gein
August 25 - Boston, MA @ TBA w/ Ed Gein
August 26 - Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South w/ Ed Gein
August 27 - Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback w/ Ed Gein
August 28 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Club Deep w/ Ed Gein
August 29 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
August 30 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
August 31 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
September 1 - Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
September 2 - Hinesville, GA @ Little Ricky's
September 3 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ TBA
September 4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 5 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
September 6 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial

with Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, Ed Gein:
September 8 - Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks (no Misery Signals)
September 9 - Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar
September 10 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
September 11 - Cedar City, UT @ Night by Night
September 12 - Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
September 13 - Reno, NV @ The Fourteenth Ward

with Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, The Faceless:
September 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
September 15 - Fresno, CA @The Belmont
September 16 - Ventura, CA @ Alpine
September 17 - Salinas, CA @ Salinas Valley Lodge
September 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
September 20 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
September 21 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
September 22 - Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
September 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation
September 24 - El Paso, TX @ House of Rock and Roll
September 25 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
September 26 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
September 27 - Ft. Worth, TX @ The Ridglea Theater
September 28 - Monroe, LA @ Fleur De Live
September 29 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
September 30 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's

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Arsis and Becoming the Archetype Tour Dates

Arsis and Becoming the Archetype will tour together from mid-August until early-September. Here are the tour dates:

8/18 Madison, WI @ The Loft w/ Demiricous
8/19 Indianapolis, IN @ The Underground w/ Demiricous

dates w/ Ed Gein
8/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose
8/21 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
8/22 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
8/23 Hudson, NY @ St. John's Rec Center
8/24 Wallingford, CT @ American Legion
8/25 Boston, MA @ TBA
8/26 Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
8/27 Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback
8/28 Asbury Park, NJ @ Club Deep

8/29 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8/30 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
8/31 Danville, VA @ Plan B
9/01 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
9/02 Hinesville, GA @ Little Ricky's

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Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, Arsis Tour Dates

Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, and Arsis will tour together in September. Here are the latest tour dates:

9/8 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks (no Misery Signals) w/ Ed Gein
9/9 Topeka, KS @ TBA w/ Ed Gein
9/10 Denver, CO @ TBA w/ Ed Gein
9/11 Cedar City, UT @ TBA w/ Ed Gein
9/12 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA w/ Ed Gein
9/13 Reno, NV @ The Fourteenth Ward

dates w/ The Faceless
9/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
9/15 Fresno, CA @ The Belmont
9/16 Ventura, CA @ Alpine
9/17 Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
9/18 TBA
9/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a GoGo
9/20 San Diego, CA @ TBA
9/21 Anaheim/Corona, CA @ TBA
9/22 Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
9/23 Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
9/24 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock and Roll
9/25 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
9/26 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/27 Dallas, TX @ TBA
9/28 Monroe, LA @ Fleur De Live
9/29 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
9/30 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's

Misery Signals will be touring with Darkest Hour, From a Second Story Window, and Versus the Mirror prior to these dates.

Dead to Fall will continue touring with Shai Hulud, Dead To Fall, Twelve Tribes, One Dead Three Wounded, and Phoenix Mourning in October

Arsis has been working on their next album for Willowtip Records, entitled "Lust Before the Maggots Conquest" and should finish mixing it this month.

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Arsis Continues Work On New Album

Arsis continues to make progress on their next album for Willowtip Records. The band has titled the effort "Lust Before the Maggots Conquest." Thus far, drum and rhythm guitar tracking has been completed, with additional tracking and mixing expected to be completed in July. A sample track should be online late this summer while the album is expected to hit streets in early-fall.

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Necrophagist Cancels Canadian Tour Dates

The Canadian portion of Necrophagist's current tour has been cancelled. The band's passports were recently stolen, rendering them unable to cross the border. The following shows, with support from Arsis, Alarum, Ion Dissonance, Animosity, and Job For A Cowboy have been cancelled:

06/06 Ottawa, ON Canada @ Mavericks
06/07 Quebec City, QC Canada @ L'Anti
06/08 Tornoto, ON Canada @ The Marquee
06/09 Hamilton, ON Canada @ The Underground
06/10 St-Haycinthe, QC Canada @ Salle Le Louvre

The missed shows will likely be rescheduled for the end of July.

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Show Of The Summer (VA, NJ) Info

Show Of The Summer will take place on June 10th in Virginia, and June 11th in New Jersey. Here are the details:

June 10 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's

Dillinger Escape Plan
Haste the Day
Sworn Enemy
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Full Blown Chaos
From a Second Story Window
Cattle Decapitation
Misery Index
Black My Heart
Despised Icon
Suicide Silence
The Showdown
Flee the Seen
Suprise Special Guests
+ local talent on second stage

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Alarum Post 'Velocity' Video Available Online

Aussie techsters ALARUM have delivered the first video from their Earache/Willowtip release Eventuality.

The clip, for the track 'Velocity', can be seen at this location.

Alarum, ARSIS and NEURAXIS will be teaming up with NECROPHAGIST, THINE EYES BLEED and CATTLE DECAPITATION for the Carving North America's Epitaph 2006 tour beginning in late April. More...

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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Arsis Set To Record New Album

Arsis have completed writing for their new album. Arsis drummer Michael Van Dyne has posted the following update regarding the band's upcoming new album, the highly anticipated follow up to last year's "Celebration Of Guilt":

"Ok it's taken us a little bit longer than originally planned, but the writing for the next album is now 100% complete. I really think these are some of the best songs we've ever done by far, so it's better off that it's taken us a little extra time. I'm recording all the drum tracks at the end of the month (the 27-29th of March 2006) at Max Trax Studios in upstate New York, the same studio I recorded the drums at for the "Diamond For Disease" (US only) Mini CD. Jim [Malone] will probably be recording all the other tracks shortly after we get done with the Necrophagist tour. The album will be 9 songs - 8 brand new originals and a surprise cover."

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Cattle Decapitation, Necrophagist, et al US Tour

Cattle Decapitation, Necrophagist, Arsis, Neuraxis, and Alarum will be touring the U.S. in May. More tour dates will be added, but the following dates have been confirmed so far:

5/13 San Bernardino, CA @ The NOS Events Center (CA Metal Fest)
5/14 Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
5/16 Tulsa, OK @ The Venue
5/19 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
5/20 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
5/21 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
5/22 Orlando (Winter Park), FL @ Island Oasis
5/26 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
5/29 New York, NY @ B.B. King's

As previously reported, Necrophagist, Ion Dissonance, Arsis, and Alarum will be touring Canada together in June, following this US tour. Here are those tour dates again:

6/1 QUE @ TBA
6/2 Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
6/3 Quebec City, QUE @ Campus Charlesbourg
6/4 Jonquiere, QUE @ Cote Cour
6/5 Dolbeau, QUE @ Chevaliers Colomb
6/6 Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
6/7 ONT @ TBA
6/8 ONT @ TBA
6/9 Sudbury, ONT @ Serbian Hall
6/10 Rouyn-Noranda, QUE @ Petit Theatre

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