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The Faceless Announces European Dates

U.S. tech-death metal outfit THE FACELESS will play a couple of European dates this summer, including festival appearances at Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault festival. Here are the dates:

08.08.09 Czech Rep Jaromer Brutal Assault
09.08.09 Germany Karlsruhe Stadtmitte w/ Carnifex
10.08.09 TBA
11.08.09 Belgium Gent Frontline w/ Carnifex
12.08.09 Germany Bochum Matrix w/ Carnifex
13.08.09 Germany Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze

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Lineup Announced For Mountains Of Death Festival

The Mountains of Death Festival 2009 will take place from August 21st - 22nd in Muotathal, Switzerland. The currently confirmed line-up will be as follows:

Suffocation
Misery Index
Suicide Silence
Psycroptic
The Faceless
Beneath the Massacre
Captain Cleanoff
Depression
Female Nose Breaker
Haemophabia
Human Mincer
Kastrated
Scorch
Kraanium

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Cannibal Corpse Issues Tour Road Report

Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster has issued the following road report from their current tour alongside The Faceless, Neuraxis, and Obscura:

"Hey everybody, we've been on the road in the USA and Canada for around two weeks and so far the tour has been completely killer. Attendance has been great at all of the shows, with two of the shows selling out completely (Tulsa and Edmonton). The fact that we have such a kick-ass lineup of bands on the tour (The Faceless, Neuraxis, and Obscura) has to be contributing to the great success of the tour.

"We just finished a show in Winnipeg and it was another amazing audience like the rest of the shows so far on the tour. Of all of the shows so far the Winnipeg gig probably had the most stage diving, so we were dodging flying bodies throughout our performance...it got pretty crazy up there at times, but it really added to the energy of the show.

"Tomorrow we head to Thunder Bay, a city we have only played once before if I remember correctly. That was back in 2004 and we had a great time then so we expect more of the same tomorrow. After Thunder Bay we're heading down into the States for a few shows, then back up to Canada before working our way back down the East Coast to our home state Florida. We want to thank all of the fans that have come out to the shows so far, and we look forward to seeing the rest of you at the upcoming shows of the Evisceration Plague tour. Until then, stay brutal!!!"

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Atheist Announces US Tour Dates

Florida technical metal band, ATHEIST will be touring North American this July with THE FACELESS, Psyopus, The Agonist, and Gnostic. GNOSTIC, is a band made up of 3/4 of ATHEIST’s members. Atheist and Gnostic drummer Steve Flynn comments on the tour:

"We're absolutely thrilled to be doing this tour with such an incredible lineup of brutal technical bands. This bill is going to just peel your face off. Not only are all the bands insanely technical and heavy, but the lineup also covers a broad spectrum of style - from the almost avant-garde sound of PSYOPUS to the straight up technical death metal sounds of GNOSTIC and ATHEIST. Then you throw in the more modern break-neck technicality, unrivaled musicianship and speed of THE FACELESS, and the brutality of THE AGONIST, and you've got yourself one hell of a night. This will also be somewhat experimental in the world of technical death metal, as 3 of us (me on drums, Chris Baker on Guitars, and Jonathan Thompson on bass (in GNOSTIC) and guitars (in ATHEIST)) are in two bands and playing TWO shows per night. I can't recall a similar situation in technical death metal. It will be a marathon-esque physical and mental exercise. This tour will also be GNOSTIC's debut to the world as we're supporting our first release via Season of Mist: 'Engineering the Rule' in July." More...

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Too Much Is Never Enough: Technical Metal in 2009

Earlier in the year Metal Underground presented its annual “Best Of” awards and with his finger always on the pulse, deathbringer mentioned a new dominance in metal leading us into 2009. Maybe you’ve noticed the extra acoustic interludes, the blazing shred solos, the disjointed poly-rhythms or maybe you haven’t - but either way a cloud of progressive influence has undoubtedly emerged over the metal scene. Not just in our minds here at MU, but in the minds of fans Opeth, Cynic, Meshuggah, Nachtmystium and Ihsahn stood out with impressive 2008 releases. Even more excitement and interest has been generated by collaborations between Ihsahn and Opeth, and 2009 hasn’t let up with Mastodon’s progressive opus “Crack The Skye” and Obscura’s “Cosmogenesis” leading the charge.

So what magic is at work here aside from great prog-metal releases? Larger bands such as the explosive power metal act DragonForce and progressive groovers Mastodon have played a large part in the uprising of the pursuit of extreme talent for more mainstream metal fans - opening legions of otherwise clueless greenhorns to the bar of instrumental ability. Old hands such as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse and numerous thrash acts have also not been untouched by the progressive aura and have regained the thirst for pushing technical boundaries - a truly founding ideal of metal if ever there was one. Another force at play here is the power the internet has had in exposing technical freak shows like Necrophagist as well as many young tech-metal heads being introduced to metal and fostered through 90s progressive acts such as Tool or Dream Theater. Not enough for you? Let’s take a little trip back in time then. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces Japanese Tour Dates

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse will be heading far east for a series of shows in Japan this June. Joining them on the bill will be The Faceless and Misery Index.

Bass player Alex Webster states: "We haven’t played in Japan since 1996 so we are completely psyched about our three show tour we will be making there in June. We are also looking forward to playing with The Faceless and Misery Index; two killer bands that will add a lot to an already exciting tour. Our Japanese fans have been waiting for us for a long time so we plan on giving them our best and putting on the heaviest show we possibly can."

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Summer Slaughter Battle of the Bands Results

The winners of the Summer Slaughter Battle of the Bands events that were held accross Australia on Friday night have been posted online by promoter Soundworks Touring. The competition was held to determine the opening support act at each of the five national shows.

Here are the results:

NSW - Dred (myspace.com/dredmetal)
QLD - Signal The Firing Squad (myspace.com/signalthefiringsquad)
SA - Closed Casket (myspace.com/closedcasketmetal)
WA - Gallows For Grace (myspace.com/gallowsforgrace)
VIC - A Million Dead Birds Laughing (myspace.com/amdbl) More...

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The Red Shore Pulls Out of Summer Slaughter Tour

Melbourne’s The Red Shore has decided to pull out of the inaugural Australian Summer Slaughter Tour, scheduled for March 2009.

Here is an official statement from the band:

“We regret to inform our Australian fans and also the fans of the Summer Slaughter tour, that due to various reasons, The Red Shore will no longer be able to participate in the tour. Throughout the last few months we felt that certain circumstances pertaining to the tour did not suit the band and this coupled with some ongoing medical problems with some of our members and some financial constraint simply means that opting out of this tour was the best thing for the band at this point in time. We hope you will all still go to the shows and support both Aussie Metal and Metal worldwide. Thanks.”

Local openers will be announced on Monday, February 23, after the Battle Of Bands results have been decided.

The Australian Summer Slaughter 2009 Tour features Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Aborted and The Faceless, plus the local openers to be announced. They are playing on the following dates:

Fri March 13th @ The Manning Bar , Sydney (Lic / AA)
Sat March 14th @ The Red Room, Brisbane (Lic / AA)
Sun March 15th @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic / AA)
Mon March 16th @ Club Capitol, Perth (18+)
Tue March 17th @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)

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Cannibal Corpse Announces North American Tour

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of North America this April. Joining them will be The Faceless, Obscura and Neuraxis.

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TDTDE, The Faceless, Arsis, and Misery Index Tour

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza hits the road with The Faceless, Arsis, and Misery Index for the "Patrons of Destruction" tour. The tour dates are as follows:

2/21-Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
2/22-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
2/23-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/24-Nashville, TN @ The Muse
2/25-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's
2/26-Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/27-Dallas, TX @ The Max
2/28-Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
3/01-Austin, TX @ Emo's
3/02-Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
3/03-Abilene, TX @ Rose Park
3/04-El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
3/06-Lancaster, CA @ Palmdale Vets Hall
3/07-Victorville, CA @ TBA

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Carcass Announces More American Tour Dates

Reunited British death metal legends Carcass has announced some more dates in the United States this year.

The bands current tour schedule is as follows:

March 21 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
w/ Suicide Silence, Suffocation, Whitechapel, Veil of Maya, Beneath The Massacre, Arsis, Samael, Decripit Birth, Psycroptic

March 22 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
w/ Suicide Silence, Samael, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Pinhead

March 24 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

March 28 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim
w/ Suffocation, The Faceless, Whitechapel, Samael, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Veil of Maya, Psycroptic

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Initial Bands For California Metalfest Announced

The California Metalfest has announced the initial lineup for the event which will be held in Anaheim, California on March 28th at The Grove. The event will be headlined by British death metal legends Carcass and will also feature Suffocation, Samael, The Faceless, Whitechapel, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya and Psycroptic.

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The Faceless Banned From House Of Blues

It seems that The Faceless are the latest band to be banned from performing at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California. The Disney owned club has not disclosed why they won't allow The Faceless to perform at the club on February 1st with Meshuggah and Cynic but the band will be a part of the tour from February 2nd onwards. Several other metal bands have been banned from performing at the club in recent times such as Belphegor most recently.

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Meshuggah Announces North American Tour Dates

Meshuggah have announced a North American tour with Cynic and The Faceless. Tour dates are as follows:

02/01/09 - House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
02/02/09 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/03/09 - House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
02/04/09 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/06/09 - El Corazón – Seattle, WA
02/07/09 - Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
02/08/09 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
02/09/09 - Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
02/11/09 - Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
02/13/09 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
02/15/09 - House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
02/17/09 - Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
02/18/09 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
02/19/09 - TBA – New York, NY
02/20/09 - Recher Theatre – Towson, MD More...

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Decrepit Birth Comments on Planetary Duality Tour

Santa Cruz, CA’s brutal tech-death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH will be embarking on a North American tour with THE FACELESS this Fall. Founding guitarist Matt Sotelo commented:

“We are very happy to announce that DECREPIT BIRTH will be on tour with THE FACELESS beginning October 17th through November 22nd, throughout the US and Canada! Along with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, VEIL OF MAYA and NEURAXIS. We are planning on a great tour and we’re happy to be playing some new material from our upcoming album. Look forward to some amazing shows, and we can’t wait to get out there and see our fans again!

"Also, be sure to check for updates on our new album! The band is currently busy writing and we are very happy with the direction of the new material, it will really showcase the evolution of DECREPIT BIRTH. Keep checking our official website for more information!”

Here are the Planetary Duality tour dates, featuring Decrepit Birth, The Faceless, Abigail Williams, Veil of Maya and Neuraxis: More...

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Neuraxis To Join The Faceless On Tour

Montreal's Neuraxis will be joining The Faceless, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, and Veil of Maya across the US and Canada as apart of The Planet Duality Tour. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Abigail Williams To Tour With The Faceless

Abigail Williams will appear as direct support to The Faceless begining October 17. The tour will precede the October 28 release date of "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns," the band's eagerly anticipated full-length debut album.

Produced by James Murphy and featuring contributions from Trym Torson (Emperor/Zyklon), "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns" features nine new songs from the band currently featuring keyboardist Ellyllon, bassist Plaguehammer, guitarists Mike Wilson and Bjornthor, drummer Samus with band founder/vocalist Sorceron.

"We couldn't be happier with the results," says vocalist Sorceron in review of the record. "The addition of Trym's legendary drumming and the experience on the production/mixing end that James brought to us has been priceless. This album wholly eclipses everything we've recorded in the past and we can't wait to begin playing the new material live."

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Summer Slaughter Tour Adds Stop In Long Beach, CA

Due to the high pre-sales of the Summer Slaughter show at the House of Blues Hollywood on July 17th, the most extreme tour of the year has just announced another Southern California date. The package featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC and WHITECHAPEL, can now also been seen on Monday July 14th at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, CA. This is a special show dedicated to the die-hard fans of extreme metal, that will only cost $15 in advance and will include special guests SUICIDE SILENCE.

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New Jersey's Infest 2008 Details Revealed

Infest 2008 will take place on June 28th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets are $28 in advance. In addition to one main performer which has yet to be disclosed, the following artists are slated to appear:

The Black Dahlia Murder
Kataklysm
Vader
Cryptopsy
The Acacia Strain
The Faceless
Despised Icon
Emmure
Aborted
All Shall Perish
Born of Osiris
Psycroptic
Whitechapel
Since The Flood
Eternal Lord
Brother Von Doom

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Antagonist Announce California Tour Dates

Southern California’s ANTAGONIST have confirmed two upcoming SoCal shows, the first being April 12 in Anaheim at Chain Reaction alongside the band’s friends in Suicide Silence and The Faceless. Next up, the ANTAGs will hit the road to meet up with Dragonlord and Prosthetic Records labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY up in Bakersfield at The Dome for 420 Fest, which will also feature a bunch of other bands.

In other news, ANTAGONIST continues posting video updates from inside the studio where the band has been holed up with producer Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, The Confession, Deftones), recording the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, Exist.
The follow-up to 2006’s An Envy of Innocence, Exist will tentatively see a release late this summer. More...

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