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Formed: 1991
From: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Metalunderground.com's Best of 2010 Awards

The Grammys have been awarded, February is winding down, and we are officially late with our Best Of Year in Metal acknowledgments. So let's get to it. Like every year, I polled our diverse staff of metalheads to obtain their picks in several categories for 2010.

2010 was an interesting year in metal. Was it good? Yes. But not what one might expect at the outset. There were a lot of releases by big names, but most did not make the splash one would expect. Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Dimmu Borgir, Dark Tranquility, and Living Sacrifice all put out decent albums, but nothing too bold or worth raving over. 2010 was one more year removed from the fading metalcore trend; a year in which we could savor thrash's second life, and melodic death metal is still living strong. When the trendiest things are a return to thrash and technical metal (despite losing much of its death metal influences), that's not too bad from a metal perspective.

It's hard to say 2010 was a year for the underground to shine. The true underground bands rarely get widely noticed. But there were quite a few lesser known bands making names for themselves and grabbing their fair share of attention last year. Why is this? Is it a sign of a changing of the guard in light of the aging greats, and perhaps despite the thrash revival? It's hard to say, but personally, I discovered a lot of new bands that I thoroughly enjoy, so I am all for continuing along this path.

Let's get down to the details and talk about those bands that made 2010 a solid year for heavy metal by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks for 2010. The staff picks include the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2010, Best Metal DVD of 2010, Best Metal Newcomer of 2010, Best Live Act of 2010, and Most Anticipated Release for 2011. More...

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Kataklysm Announces New DVD Details

Kataklysm has begun the process of putting together elements for the band's upcoming 20th anniversary DVD. Titled "The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined," this documentary will begin with the band’s inception in 1991 and tell the story behind Kataklysm's history. Director & producer Tommy Jones (Lamb Of God, Soilwork, Death Angel) will catch the band’s heartbeat on the road and to put the memories together. Expected release date is Spring 2011.

The DVD will also include interviews with a wide range of characters, including the band’s first front man Sylvain Houde, who sang on the first three Katakalysm albums. A single and a video clip for the title track “The Iron Will” will be recorded this summer. The massive content of the DVD will include Kataklysm’s upcoming headlining show at Summer Breeze Open Air in Germany.

Front man Maurizio Iacono shares:

"This is something that we are doing first for ourselves to look back at the long and hard road traveled and to be grateful that twenty years later, this band is stronger than ever and still means something in the music world. It’s an accomplishment to exist this long and this DVD is dedicated to our fans who solely kept us alive in this destructive and turbulent scene. I decided to scrap my book idea (it was taking way too long and time is of the essence) and instead tell our story on The Iron Will in detail to get things off my chest once and for all. We’ve been the underdogs for so long and looking back, this is a good a place to be."

The upcoming Kataklysm tour dates are as follows:

2/24 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
2/25 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
2/26 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
2/27 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
2/28 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB– CANADA
3/02 Starlite - Edmonton, AB – CANADA
3/03 Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, B.C. – CANADA
3/04 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
3/05 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/06 Branx - Portland, OR
3/07 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
3/08 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
3/09 Soma - San Diego, CA
3/10 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/11 El Cien - Amarillo, TX
3/12 Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
3/13 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/15 State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
3/16 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/17 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
3/18 Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH
3/19 Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
3/20 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA

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Decrepit Birth To Miss Dates On Kataklysm Tour

Santa Cruz, California extreme metal act Decrepit Birth has announced that it will be missing out on the first 13 dates of Kataklysm's "Spread the Venom" tour. The band commented on the situation by saying;

"Unfortunately, Decrepit Birth will miss shows booked from February 21st to March 6th. We just received news that our drummer Samus has been forced into legal obligations which are preventing him from leaving his home state of New Jersey until early March. The situation is out of our control, and we apologize to all of our fans who planned on seeing us at those 13 shows. The 'Spread The Venom' tour will continue as scheduled, although Decrepit Birth will be missing the first 10 shows of it, and will jump back on in San Francisco, California on March 7th at Slim's to finish out the rest of the tour. Again, we apologize for this unforeseen situation, and plan to make up for the 13 total shows we have to miss."

The impacted shows include:
Feb. 21 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO *
Feb. 22 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA *
Feb. 23 - The Warehouse - Laporte, IN *
Feb. 24 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 25 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Feb. 26 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
Feb. 27 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Feb. 28 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
Mar. 02 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Canada
Mar. 03 - Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC - Canada
Mar. 04 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC - Canada
Mar. 05 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Mar. 06 - Branx (Loveland) - Portland, OR

*= non-"Spread the Venom" dates

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Kataklysm To Play Wacken Open Air

Canadian extreme metal act Kataklysm has just returned from a European headliner run on the "Neckbreaker's Ball" tour.

"Thank you Europe for the BEST headliner tour ever in the old continent! You, the fans, are the fuel for this machine that is Kataklysm!" front man Maurizio Iacono says.

The band just confirmed an appearance at the 2011 edition of the gigantic Wacken Open Air festival, and on top of that the band will play a very special 20th anniversary set at Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl. Kataklysm will headline the Pain Stage; performing tracks from all the band's albums and taping this legendary show for a future DVD release.

You can find additional information on the upcoming Wacken Opean Air festival at this location.

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Kataklysm Adds New Song To Rock Band

Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm have uploaded another song to the Rock Band Network from their latest album "Heaven’s Venom." The track, “At the Edge of the World," is now available here and is compatible with the new double bass drum application. The following songs are now available for purchase and game play:

“At the Edge of the World”
“At the Edge of the World” (double bass version)
“Determined (Vows of Vengeance)”
“Determined (Vows of Vengeance)” (double bass version)
“Numb & Intoxicated”
“Numb & Intoxicated” (double bass version)

Kataklysm recently announced, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine and SickDrummerMagazine.com, the North American leg of the "Spread the Venom 2010 – 2011 World Tour." Joining the band will be groove ladden death shredders All Shall Perish, technical/progressive death act Decrepit Birth, Sumerian Records‘ touring juggernaut Conducting From The Grave, and Relapse Records‘ modern death metal merchants Abysmal Dawn. The currently announced dates are as follows:

02/24/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
02/25/11 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
02/26/11 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
02/27/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
02/28/11 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
03/01/11 The Distrikt – Regina, SK - CANADA (KATA + ASP ONLY)
03/02/11 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
03/03/11 Lake City Bowl – Kelowna, BC – CANADA
03/04/11 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
03/05/11 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
03/06/11 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
03/07/11 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA (NO ABYSMAL DAWN)
03/08/11 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
03/09/11 SOMA – San Diego, CA 03/10/11 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM (KATA + ASP ONLY)
03/11/11 Sorority – Amarillo, TX
03/12/11 Trees – Ft. Worth, TX
03/13/11 The White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
03/15/11 The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
03/16/11 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
03/17/11 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
03/18/11 AlRosa Villa – Columbus, OH
03/19/11 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
03/20/11 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

In Extremo
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Bolt Thrower
Tarja
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
J.B.O.
Suicidal Tendencies
Kataklysm
Sodom
Caliban
Corvus Corax
Saltatio mortis
Marduk
Sonic syndicate
Primordial
Farmer boys
Hail of bullets
Turisas
Crowbar
Enslaved
Comeback kid
The haunted
Moonsorrow
Vader
Hayseed dixie
Destruction
Einherjer
Smoke blow
Neaera
Týr
Emil bulls
Witchery
Melechesh
Decapitated
Skeletonwitch
Devil sold his soul More...

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New Metal Tracks Added To The Rock Band Network

My condolences to PS3 metal fans looking for a Rock Band fix, as the new releases coming February 9th see very little in the way of heavy music on the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition continues to have the metal selection expand again this week, however. For anyone who has been following the most recent metal additions to Rock Band, it should come as no surprise that Amberian Dawn and Kataklysm are both continuing their invasion of the game. Also new this week comes tracks from No Bragging Rights, After the Burial, Devin Townsend, Emery, and Cloudscape.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the genres outside of metal, is as follows:

Kid Liberty - "Coolguy Deluxe!"
No Bragging Rights - "Ode to Logan"
The Night Life - "Holiday"
Amberian Dawn - "My Wings Are My Eyes"
After the Burial - "Aspiration"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO (2x Bass Pedal)"
Emery - "Butcher's Mouth"
Lnk. Ken Kardashian - "The December Experience"
BulletProof Messenger - "Arm Yourself"
Chaotrope - "Pandemonium"
Chaotrope - "Betrayed"
New West - "Bend"
These Three Poisons - "Light Up The Eyes"
Akira the Don - "Steven Wells (He Was the Greatest)"
Zakk Tremblay - "Plátanos Con Sangre"
The Moth Complex - "You Don't Know"
Lettuce - "Last Suppit"
Cauldron - "All or Nothing"
Admiral of Black - "Bitten by the Rattlesnake"
Sideburn - "Live To Rock"
Big Light - "Triceratops"
Common Anomaly - "Hate To Say"
With Life in Mind - "King of Frauds"
Felsen - "Radios Tweaking"
Felsen - "Two Utensils in One"
Arena - "Volver a Nacer"
Rockapella - "Bang"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World (2x Bass Pedal)"
Lucid Grey - "Barricades"
Robby Suavé - "Around the World"
Kylie D. Hart - "Firehouse Bar"
Sam Morrison Band - "I Gotta Ride 2010"
Rotary Downs - "Bullet on a String"
Rotary Downs - "Promised Land"
Studebakerbrown - "Couch Sitting Rattlesnake"
MC Frontalot - "Hassle: The Dorkening"
MC Frontalot - "Bizarro Genius Baby"
Alternative Deficit Disorder - "Pylo the Pylon"
Soulive - "Too Much"
Cloudscape - "Mind Diary"
Bluefusion - "Fighting Spirit"
Kutless - "Strong Tower"
Abraham Nixon - "Secondary Gain"
Jacob Chaney - "Cluster #2 (RB2 Version)
Jonathan Coulton - "Big Bad World One"
Bright Midnight - "For the Strange" More...

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"Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1" Teaser Trailer Posted

On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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All Shall Perish Announces Headline Dates

American deathcore act All Shall Perish has announced a small batch of headlining off-dates set to take place at various locationg across the United States. Support on the shows will come from Conducting From The Grave and Abysmal Dawn. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/21 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s Bar And Grill
03/22 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar And Grille
03/23 Wheeling, WV – Yesterday’s Draughthouse
03/26 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
03/27 Lubbock, TX – Tequila Jungle
03/29 Phoenix, AZ – Clubhouse

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Metal fans looking for a little weekend head banging should pull out the drum sticks and unwrap the guitar cords because there's a storm of metal hitting the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition now has new tracks from Daath, Dirge Within, Kataklysm, Nachtmystium, Amberian Dawn, August Burns Red, Evile, Haste the Day, After the Burial, and Decrepit Birth. The complete list of newly added tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Daath - "N.A.T.G.O.D."
Deception of a Ghost - "In Case You Forgot"
Dirge Within - "Forever the Martyr"
Hellfire Society - "Angel"
Kataklysm - "Numb & Intoxicated (2x Bass Pedal)"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World"
Memphis May Fire - "Action/Adventure"
OK Go - "White Knuckles - The Big Robot Remix"
Sintonia Retro - "La Fórmula"
Sun Domingo - "Something Face"
Terra Terra Terra - "Transmission Lost"
Monte Casino - "All I Need"
Crush Luther - "We Are Kings"
Of Mice & Men - "Those in Glass Houses"
Attack Attack! - "Sexual Man Chocolate"
Judy Buendía y Los Impostores - "Rompecabezas"
Orange Avenue - "Just Refrain"
Victory in Numbers - "The King is Dead"
Freen in Green - "Nocturnal Wasteland (2x Bass Pedal)"
Octavio Suñé - "Caíamos"
Children of Nova - "The Fall of Aphonia"
Children of Nova - "We Collide"
Children of Nova - "Second Sight Blackout"
Affiance - "Call to the Warrior"
The Riptides - "Call Me"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Blackberry River Band - "Brand New Toy"
Nachtmystium - "Nightfall"
DoubleShot - "Livin' Right"
Silent Descent - "Beyond Grey (2x Bass Pedal)"
Mayday Parade - "Jamie All Over"
Amberian Dawn - "Sunrise"
Amberian Dawn - "Lullaby"
Amberian Dawn - "Morning Star"
Grieve for Tomorrow - "Beauty is Deceiving"
We Are The Illusion - "The Podium"
Graveyard BBQ - "Creamskull Boogie"
First Blood - "Enemy"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench (2x Bass Pedal)"
Evile - "Hundred Wrathful Deities" More...

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Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1 Release Date Postponed

Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...

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Kataklysm Checks In From The Road

The Neckbreaker's Ball tour kicked off last Friday and headlining act Kataklysm has posted the following statement:

"We are finally here in Europe to support our proud new album Heaven's Venom we are now in our fifth show of the Neckbreaker's ball tour and this has been an outstanding tour so far, all the bands are super cool and the package is killer! The fans have been insane and the shows packed including a sold out show in Berlin, the tour is on a strong debut and looking like Kataklysm most successful headliner to date… if you didn't get your ticket yet go get it and join us while we spread the venom through Europe!"

Remaining tour dates and show times can be found at this location.

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Kataklysm Adds New Song To Rock Band

Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm have uploaded another song to the Rock Band Network from their latest album "Heaven’s Venom." The track, “Numb & Intoxicated," is now available at this location and is compatible with the brand new double bass drum application.

"Determined (Vows Of Vengeance)," was recently the first song available for the game to feature Rock Band’s new double bass drum pedal application. This feature is now on Rock Band versions 2 and 3.

Kataklysm has the following upcoming tour dates with All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave, and Abysmal Dawn:

2/24 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
2/25 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
2/26 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
2/27 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
2/28 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB – Canada
3/02 Starlite - Edmonton, AB – Canada
3/03 Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC – Canada
3/04 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC – Canada
3/05 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/06 Branx - Portland, OR
3/07 Slim's - San Francisco, CA (No ABYSMAL DAWN)
3/08 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
3/09 Soma - San Diego, CA
3/10 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/11 El Cien - Amarillo, TX
3/12 Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
3/13 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/15 State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
3/16 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/17 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
3/18 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
3/19 Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
3/20 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – Canada

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Kataklysm Updates Tour Schedule

Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm have uploaded another song to the Rock Band Network from their latest album "Heaven’s Venom." The track, “Determined (Vows Of Vengeance)," also happens to be the first to feature Rock Band’s new double bass drum pedal application.

Kataklysm also recently announced, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine and SickDrummerMagazine.com, the North American leg of the “Spread the Venom 2010 – 2011 World Tour." Joining the band will be All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave, and Abysmal Dawn. These dates are part of a larger worldwide tour, that is expected to be the band's last before a break from touring. The upcoming North American dates are as follows:

2/24 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
2/25 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
2/26 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
2/27 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
2/28 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB – Canada
3/02 Starlite - Edmonton, AB – Canada
3/03 Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC – Canada
3/04 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC – Canada
3/05 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/06 Branx - Portland, OR
3/07 Slim's - San Francisco, CA (No ABYSMAL DAWN)
3/08 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
3/09 Soma - San Diego, CA
3/10 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/11 El Cien - Amarillo, TX
3/12 Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
3/13 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/15 State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
3/16 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/17 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
3/18 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
3/19 Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
3/20 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – Canada

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New Metal Songs Coming To The Rock Band Network

It's a big week for the Rock Band Network, with loads of new rock and metal songs hitting the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii platforms. The 360 edition recently saw new tracks from Kataklysm, Emmure, Comeback Kid, and Evansecence. The Wii is catching up to the other consoles, seeing songs from Emperor, Warpath, Evergreen Terrace, Graveyard BBQ, Death Angel, In This Moment, and Otep on December 21st. The complete list of newly added Rock Band Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Don Johansen - "Unbound Soul"
Sabrosa Purr - "Fashion Kills"
Partially Poetic - "She's a Runaway"
Nonpoint - "Alive and Kicking"
Strayplay - "Vuvuzela Anthem"
Evanescence - "Going Under"
Michael John Ahern - "Drive"
Philip Franco - "Jam"
Rainbowdragoneyes - "Creatures ov Deception"
Comeback Kid - "Do Yourself A Favor"
The Word Alive - "The Hounds of Anubis"
Garage A Trois - "Rescue Spreaders"
Emmure - "10 Signs You Should Leave"
Blessthefall - "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
Matt "Chainsaw" Chaney - "Donuts, Go Nuts!"
Kataklysm - "Determined (Vows of Vengeance) (2x Bass Pedal)"
BS (A. Whiteman) - "Swallow My Children"
Raven Quinn - "Catalyst"
Single White Infidel - "The History of Execution (featuring Bluefusion)"
Bojibian - "Hallway"
I Am King Tony - "Stereo Stereo"
Rain Dogs - "Fallen"
Fear of Water - "Firewall"
Driven By Entropy - "Escaping"
Woe, Is Me - "[&] Delinquents" More...

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Ex Deo Signs With Napalm Records

Canadian Roman-themed metal act Ex Deo has announced its signing with Napalm Records. The signing comes in time for the band to prepare its next full length album, titled "Caligula." Frontman Maurizio Iacono, also of Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm, commented by saying:

"Today I'm excited to say that we have found a new home for the Roman legion of Ex Deo! We have parted ways amicably with our longtime friends at Nuclear Blast for the second album of Ex Deo. We needed to separate even more the two bands of Kataklysm and Ex Deo and we now have a new vision of soldiers behind Ex Deo and we have found this after a few months of talking to different labels with Napalm Records out of Austria, I've been dealing with them with a band I work with called Alestorm and they have done a fantastic and professional job. We look forward to releasing the anticipated second album, 'Caligula', with this new powerhouse and unleashing next year one of the most defiant albums metal has seen in ages."

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Kataklysm Issues Band Update

Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm has posted the following video update online in which it discusses the band's 2011 plans including the release of a 20th anniversary DVD and the forthcoming world tour.

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Kataklysm Updates Tour Schedule

Kataklysm has updated its upcoming tour schedule for North America, South America, Europe, and South Africa. "In just about a month we will embark on Katakalysm's longest one way headlining stretch crossing four continents in nearly 20 years," commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. "Heaven's Venom has been welcomed with open arms by fans and critics alike across the globe. As I mentioned before in interviews, Heaven’s Venom is a very personal, aggressive and dark Kataklysm album that hits home. We love this album and want to share its anger with our fans! We want to play places we have never been before and also revisit our loyal supporters while creating some new fans along the way. One thing we know, is that this will be the only time you will be able to see the band on this record or for a long time. So don’t say ‘I’ll catch them the next time’ because there might not be a next time. We are thinking of taking along break after this massive trek and who knows what will happen next. So if you are a fan of Kataklysm you have been called to duty!"

The upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Kataklysm Announces North American Headline Tour

Montreal death metal icons Kataklysm have revealed details regarding its upcoming headlining tour of North America. The band will play 23 shows across the continent with support coming from All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave and Abysmal Dawn. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Feb. 24 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 25 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Feb. 26 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
Feb. 27 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Feb. 28 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
Mar. 02 - Starlite - Edmonton, AB - Canada
Mar. 03 - Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC - Canada
Mar. 04 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC - Canada
Mar. 05 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Mar. 06 - Branx - Portland, OR
Mar. 07 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA (No ABYSMAL DAWN)
Mar. 08 - The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
Mar. 09 - Soma - San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 11 - El Cien - Amarillo, TX
Mar. 12 - Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
Mar. 13 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 15 - State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
Mar. 16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Mar. 17 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Mar. 18 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
Mar. 19 - Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
Mar. 20 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC - Canada

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Manegarm Announces Neck Breakers Ball Tour

Manegarm has issued the following announcement about performing on the Neck Breakers Ball tour 2011:

"The Swedish dragon ship Manegarm sets sail for Europe once again since the band will join the Neck Breakers Ball Tour 2011. 24 European cities will burn when we conquer Europe between 14/1 – 6/2 2011 together with other great metal acts such as Kataklysm, Legion of the damned, Equilibrium and Milking the goatmachine. Come and join us in the metal battle of the year!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

14.01.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
15.01.2011 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
16.01.2011 DE - Berlin, K17
17.01.2011 DK - Aarhus, Voxhall
18.01.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
19.01.2011 DE - Hannover, Musikzentrum
20.01.2011 DE - Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
21.01.2011 DE - Bochum, Matrix
22.01.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
23.01.2011 NL - Haarlem, Patronaat
24.01.2011 UK - London, O2 Islington Academy
25.01.2011 FR - Paris, Trabendo
26.01.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
27.01.2011 AT - Innsbruck, Hafen
28.01.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
29.01.2011 AT - Linz, Posthof
30.01.2011 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
31.01.2011 AT - Graz, Ppc
01.02.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
02.02.2011 DE - Bad Arolsen, Outback
03.02.2011 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
04.02.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
05.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
06.02.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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