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Last updated on October 4, 2015 at 5:45 PM ET

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Sunday Old School: Atomic Rooster

One of the great things about the Sunday Old School column is getting to go way back and examine some of the very earliest examples of heavy metal, some of whom even denied the term when it came around. Over the course of this column, we've already taken a look at the likes of Blue Cheer, Budgie, Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth, as well as the big names such as Black Sabbath and this week we'll be adding to that list by observing another strangely named group from that era, Atomic Rooster.

Atomic Rooster was formed in 1969, by keyboardist Vincent Crane and drummer, Carl Palmer, who had both decided to leave The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. When putting the band together, they had hoped to recruit Rolling Stones guitarist, Brian Jones, but due to his death, this was not to be. Instead, they brought in singer and bass player, Nick Graham and began performing around the London club circuit, where on their first headlining show, they were supported by a young band named, Deep Purple. It didn't take long for them to earn a record deal, signing with B&C Records and releasing their debut, "Atomic Roooster," the following year. This was to be their only record with this lineup, as weeks later, guitarist, John Du Cann joined the band and Graham left, followed soon after by Carl Palmer, who quit to form a new band called, Emerson, Lake and Palmer. More...

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Aborted Cancels Tel Aviv Show

Aborted just issued the following announcement about cancelling an upcoming Israeli show later this month:

"Hello Tel Aviv, sadly we have to inform you that due to the lack of response and professionalism from the promoter, we have to cancel our appearance in Israel on the 17th of October.

"It wasn't until this week that ourselves and our friends in Cytotoxin were given flight information went through and then have him use the excuse 'flights are too expensive' (No shit it's less than two weeks before the event).

"This is the first time ever we have to cancel a show in Israel which you all know and we were stoked to perform and see all of you again however we have an album to finish before the end of the year and we cannot be wasting time on such practices. To all our fans out there: we love you all and see you again soon, we promise! Yalla!" More...

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Scarred By Beauty Calls It Quits

After earlier this year indicating the band wasn't actually over yet, Scarred By Beauty has now issued the following statement about officially calling it quits:

"Some of you might have heard rumors about us stopping. It is no news that we’ve been off the grid for a while - of course this has its reasons. We are going to briefly describe what has been going on with Scarred by Beauty and why.

"First of all, we feel that the time has come to say goodbye to SBB. It has been long and beautiful adventure for us with ups and downs. For each of us we have been lucky enough to grow with the band and explore the world while learning about each other and ourselves.

"It is sad, but also the right thing to make the decision that Scarred by Beauty is no more. The reasons for us calling it quits are many – the most important reason though is that the passion and energy to keep SBB afloat has faded. We have over the years dealt with many obstacles, most of them we have been able to overcome, but some we never managed to. For us it proved impossible to stay in consensus about the band and that in turn left us unable to act in the end. We all agreed that the spirit that kept us going is gone and that we have to let SBB go. More...

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K:O:A 2016: Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard Confirmed

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the intermediate billing of its 11th edition, which will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, including the following so far confirmed bands:

- Exodus
- Unleashed
- Tankard
- Insomnium
- Thulcandra
- Abrupt Demise
- Anomalie
- asmodeus
- Disfigured Divinity
- Epsilon
- Halo Creation
- Illuminata
- Moros
- Mortal Strike
- Mosfet
- Pray for Pain
- Steel Engraved
- Waldschrat

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Liferuiner Premieres New Music Video "Day Walker"

Canadian straight edge hardcore/metal act Liferuiner premieres a new music video for the band's new song "Day Walker", taken from the upcoming EP "N O M A D S". The clip marks Part 1 of 4 ".Two Face."-videos to follow.

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Abbath (ex-Immortal) Premieres New Music Video

Abbath (ex-Immortal) premieres another new music video from the band's recent in-studio session which was filmed for a cover of I‘s track "Warriors". Abbath will release a new 7" single via Season of Mist on December 11, 2015. The 7" features the new track "Count the Dead", as well as a cover of the Judas Priest track "Riding on the Wind". The band has aslo scheduled a launch show for its upcoming debut full-length album in London on January 23, 2016.

Check out now "Warriors" below.

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