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Metal News for January 1, 2011

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Mastic Scum Announces 2011 Festival Dates

Austrian death metal band Mastic Scum has announced some upcoming shows for 2011. Here are the latest dates:

16.04.2011 Brasov - t.b.a. (RO) - Mastic Scum & more
17.04.2011 Iasi - Club Hand (RO) - Mastic Scum & more
06.05.2011 "Rockfest 2011" Maifest Fusch (A) - Stahlzeit, Mastic Scum & Corrosive
17.06.2011 "Crossfest 2011" Chlum u Kremze (CZ) - Mastic Scum, Ingrowing, Distaste & more
18.06.2011 t.b.a. (CZ) - Mastic Scum & more

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Gorath Recording New Album

Gorath has posted a teaser trailer online for it's upcoming fifth album, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Gorath have started the recordings for their upcoming album to be released in the first part of 2011 through Twilight Vertrieb. Album number 5 will again be a concept album of which more information will be released during the coming months. Recordings and mix are set for January at Gorath's home based Crestfallen Studio and the Shumcot Studio. Tore Stjerna (Necromorbus Studio) will take care of the final mastering. Invert the triangle and cross your fingers for what it might be worth!"

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Battlelore Posts "Doombound" Teaser

Finland's Battlelore has posted a new teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Doombound," which can be viewed below.

The track listing for "Doombound" is as follows:

1. Bloodstained
2. Iron of Death
3. Bow and Helm
4. Enchanted
5. Kärmessurma
6. Olden Gods
7. Fate of the Betrayed
8. Men as Wolves
9. Last of the Lords
10. Doombound
11. Kielo (Instrumental) More...

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Pete Sandoval Drum Footage Available

Morbid Angel drummer Pete Sandoval underwent back surgery in early 2010. Footage has now been posted online of Pete back behind the drum kit in December, 2010, which can be viewed below.

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Strange Flesh Writing New Songs

Strange Flesh has issued the following announcement about writing songs for an upcoming album:

"Strange Flesh officially start songwriting for 'the Beautiful Dead' sessions. The initial song titles are up and the vision of what the album should be is in place. This promises to be a dark, desolate album. Very much an extension of 'In doG We Lust.'

"Artwork will be done by a Va Beach local musician to be named later. A revamping of the website will follow that. The band is also significantly upgraded their live touring P.A. and light show. Discussions are centered on touring heavily in the summer including Europe, Asia and S. American dates. The band wants to fully present the Strange Flesh shows with as much bombast as possible.

"They will be working with promoters who maximize metal shows without stuffing 10 bands at 20 mins each down fans throats. That doesn't give the fans a chance to fully appreciate the bands. Strange Flesh will headline 3-4 band bills that give each band more time to play. Thank you."

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Fallen Martyr Announces New Album Title

2010 marked the beginning of a tremendous year for Washington, DC based melodic metal act Fallen Martyr, as it saw the band members embark on two national tours early in the year, and shortly after making their way out to the 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards in California to receive "Metal Album of the Year" for their self released debut EP, "The Six Roots of true Will." Fallen Martyr issued the following update about the band's activity and announcement about a new album:

"2011 will be a year that builds upon what has been established thus far, and will see the band unleashing its first full length upon the masses. The official title of the album is 'SHADOWS' and will contain 12 tracks. (Track listing Below). 'SHADOWS' will be mixed and mastered by Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams), and will contain artwork by artistic genius Felipe Machado who has created cover art masterpieces for world reknowned bands such as Blind Guardian and Iced Earth. The album is expected to be due out in 2011, but no official release date has been confirmed at this time."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Revelry and Reverence
2. Wake up, Its time
3. Therian Premonition
4. Doubt
5. The Restless king
6. Passing through the Veil of The Exterior World
7. Body of Light
8. Invocation
9. Cognitive Dissonance and the Children of Hamelin
10. The 8th Circle
11. Soul Left Bare
12. (Cast Me Out)

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Overdrive Announces New Album Release

Sweden's Overdrive has announced its new album "Angelmaker" is set to be released through Lion Music on January 21st, 2011. The band has also announced a release party is currently being scheduled for February 25th, 2011. Additional details on the venue and location will be announced as they are made available. A medley of music from the new album can be heard in the video clip below.


Overdrive - Angelmaker Video Medley

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Eluveitie Seeking Fan Video Submissions

Eluveitie has issued the following announcement about seeking video submissions of fans performing with the song "Thousandfold:"

"You might have heard about our upcoming tour through the US & Canada, and you might also know that we are about to take a whole new show across the pond, bringing you a full 90-minute headline show with a killer support-package and some of the lowest ticket prices around.

"Now as if this wasn’t enough yet this will also be your chance to get on stage with Eluveitie: After constantly receiving requests for sheet music and seeing dozens of Youtube videos of fan cover versions we figured it is time to give you the chance to prove yourself on stage. All you need to do is record a video of yourself performing whatever you do best to our Song Thousandfold, upload it on www.youtube.com and send us the link to contest@eluveitie.ch. Don’t forget to include your name, age, and of course where you’re from / which show you are planning to attend.

"As with anything that sounds like fun first there’s some restrictions as to what’s possible, so what will give you the best chances are singing, playing the flute/whistles or guitar, and of course the classic and always welcome air guitar playing. But we are definitely also open to your talent in tap dancing or anything else that comes to mind. Before you ask though: Due to the nature of our show we unfortunately are not able to let you take over the drumkit. More...

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Project Zooom Posts New Song

Project Zooom has issued the following announcement about uploading a new song online:

"Burning for you is my newest song I have uploaded. Wrote on on New Years Eve to get the new year started. Wanted it be filled with passion as well as riffage. It is inspired and dedicated to my wife and musical partner S M. You can hear her sounds on many of my other music projects. Wanted to wish all my friends and fans a good New Years and 2011. Thank you for all your support."

You can check out "Burning For You" via the Project Zooom MySpace profile.

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