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Metal News for January 11, 2011

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Pit Stories: What Else Could Go Wrong?

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Tony Wolfe, guitarist of Owen Hart, shares a story about a show in Texas where things just didn't go quite as planned:

Being a band for 6 some years in the DIY house tour circuit produces a lot of fucking nutty show shit, such as people trying to pass you a crack pipe while you're playing, a high-as-fuck girl cutting her face with a knife, our friends in Elitist flooding everything by breaking the main water pipe in a basement (the show must go on), etc.

But by far the craziest shit happened to us in Texas in 2008. The following events happened all at one show. Our singer got slapped by someone's mom after the set because she didn't like the speech he'd given about evolution before one of our songs. While this was happening, someone was throwing up all over our merch table. Earlier, our drummer Brian had somehow managed to eat well over the recommended weed brownie dosage for playing grind drums and played everything at about 1/3 speed... He literally fell asleep on his snare during the evolution speech. Then we come to find out our van got broken into during the show by skinheads and, out of all our ipods, money box, and spare gear, the only thing they stole were our roadie's fanny pack and my jean jacket. Fuck Texas. RIP Dimebag."

Owen Hart's debut full-length, "Earth Control," is out January 18 on Vitriol Records. In the meantime, you can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Of Legends Signs With Season Of Mist Records

Season Of Mist records has announced the signing of progressive "djent" metal act Of Legends. Of Legends are preparing to release its debut album in the spring of 2011. Of Legends is the metal side project from Luis Dubuc of the electronic pop group The Secret Handshake. Of Legend's current lineup is rounded out by Travis Orbin of Periphery on drums and Zack Ordway on guitar. Video footage from the studio has been posted online, as well as a stream featuring music from The Secret Handshake - for comparison purposes only.



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Lazarus A.D. Posts Second "Making Of" Clip

Lazarus A.D. has teamed up with Metal Injection to posted the second of six episodes online chronicling the recording process for "Black Rivers Flow" at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI with Chris Djuricic. The video clip can be viewed below and the first clip in the series can be found here.


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Ulcerate Streaming Entire New Album

MetalSucks has posted a full stream of "The Destroyers of All," the third full-length album from New Zealand death metallers Ulcerate. The stream will be available for a full week at this location. "The Destroyers of All" is set for release on January 25th by Willowtip Records.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Burning Skies
2. Dead Oceans
3. Cold Becoming
4. Beneath
5. The Hollow Idols
6. Omens
7. The Destroyers of All

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Skullshifter Posts "Strain" Video

Skullshifter has posted a music video online for the song "Strain," which is off the band's "In­ner Demons" album. You can check out the video clip below.


Strain

SKULLSHIFTER | Myspace Music Videos

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Minushuman Enters The Studio

Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about french metal act Minushuman entering the recording studio:

"French metallers Minushuman just entered the Conkrete Studio with producer Mobo (Otargos, Eryn Non Dae, Warattah) who had worked on 2008's 'Watch the World Die.' The guys will spend six weeks there, recording, mixing and mastering their sophomore album, which title is yet to be unveiled. Stay tuned for updates!"

You can also check out a brief trailer for the new album below.

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Kylesa Headed To Europe

Kylesa is currently on tour in North America and next month it will be Europe's turn with a 16 gig run of new live shows. The details are as follows:

04 Feb 11 Bochum (DE) Matrix
05 Feb 11 Bruxelles (BE) VK
06 Feb 11 Esch sur Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
07 Feb 11 London (UK) Underworld
08 Feb 11 Sheffield (UK) Corporation
09 Feb 11 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
10 Feb 11 Manchester (UK) Moho
11 Feb 11 Savigny le Temple (FR) L'Empreinte
12 Feb 11 Lyon (FR) Le Clacson
13 Feb 11 Conegliano (Treviso) (IT) Appartamento Hoffman
14 Feb 11 München (DE) Feierwerk
15 Feb 11 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
16 Feb 11 Wien (AT) Arena
17 Feb 11 Berlin (DE) Magnet
18 Feb 11 Hamburg (DE) Haus 73
19 Feb 11 Stuttgart (DE) Juha West

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Before The Dawn Posts New Album Trailer

Before the Dawn has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Deathstar Rising," which can be viewed below. The new album is set to be released on February 25th, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Draugr To Record New Songs

Draugr has issued the following announcement about recording five new songs in April:

"New songs will be recorded in April! 5 new songs will be recorded in the beginning of April and hopefully released in the end of the same month. If you just cant wait to hear us, join our live shows!"

You can also check out Dragur's music through the band's MySpace page or catch the group live on the following dates:

1/14 Domsaga Sundsvall, Västernorr, SWEDEN
1/29 Pure Metal, Valvet Sollefteå, Västernorr, SWEDEN
1/30 Inbetween Timrå, Västernorr, SWEDEN
2/18 Sliperiet Örnsköldsvik, Västernorr, SWEDEN
3/12 Pipeline Sundsvall, Västernorr, SWEDEN

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Death Riders Announces New Album Release

Italian metallers Death Riders have issued the following brief announcement about releasing the new album "Through Centuries of Dust" in February of 2011:

"Through Centuries of Dust release! It is almost Imminent! the album will be released officially in late February! Stay tuned!"

Additional details on the new album's release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out the band's music via the Death Riders MySpace page.

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Rebellion Discusses The Band's Future

Rebellion recently announced the departure of three band members. Rebellion has now posted a video clip online discussing the future of the band, which can be viewed below.

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Six Reasons To Kill Announces Release Show

On January 28, 2011 Six Reasons To Kill will release "Architects Of Perfection," the band's debut album on Massacre Records. Massacre Records has now issued the following announcement about the band performing a record release show:

"Six Reasons To Kill has now announce a CD release show! They are going to celebrate their new record on February 26, 2011 at The JAM CLub in Koblenz, Germany. Of course they won't party alone: Their friends bloodattack, Yesterday I Had Roadkill, Tribe and Shadow Of The Fate will join them!"

The details are as follows:

Six Reason To Kill bloodattack, Yesterday I Had Roadkill, Tribe, Shadow Of The Fate
February 26, 2011
JAM Club Moselring 2-4. 56068 Koblenz, Germany
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 7:30 PM

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Wolfchant Announces New Album Details

On February 25th, 2011 Wolfchant is set to release it's fourth studio album. "Call Of The Black Winds" was produced, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock (The Vision Bleak, Eisregen, Maroon) at the Tonstudio E. "Call Of The Black Winds" will also be available as limited edition with bonus DVD, which contains a complete live show.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Black Winds Rising (Prelude)
2. Stormwolves
3. Eremit
4. Black Fire
5. Naturgewalt
6. Heathen Rise
7. Never Will Fall
8. Die Nacht Der Wölfe
9. The Last Farewell
10. Der Stahl In Meinem Feinde
11. Call Of The Black Winds

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Orange Goblin Announces New Shows

Orange Goblin has issued the following update about lining up the band's first shows of 2011:

"First Orange Goblin shows of 2011 announced! Following the success of the recent 15th anniversary tour, Orange Goblin have added 2 very exclusive UK dates. These will be:

Friday 11th March - The Junction, Cambridge
Saturday 12th March - The Old Angel, Nottingham

"Support at the Cambridge show comes from Viking Skull, tickets cost £12 and are available now from here. Support at the Nottingham show comes from Drunken Bastard, tickets cost £13 and are available from this location."

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Equilibrium Tour Trailer Posted Online

Babylon Productions has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming tour dates in Spain featuring Equilibrium, Suidakra, and Northland. The clip can be viewed below.

The dates are as follows:

4/3/2011 BCN, Mephisto
5/3/2011 Bilbao, Bilborock
6/3/2011 Madrid, Caracol

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Ava Inferi Offering Free Song Download

The fourth album of atmospheric doomsters Ava Inferi is entitled "Onyx" and has been scheduled for a February 14th, 2011 (one day later in the US) release. You can now download "The Living End," a full song from the Portuguese / Norwegians' new album, at this location.

"Before Dan (Swanö) started the mix/mastering process I had 3 albums or eras of reference in my mind that I wanted the album to sound similar to," guitarist Rune Eriksen comments. "I wanted to steer a bit away from the obvious sounds that this day and age is craving for (in certain circles) and go for something a bit more vintage, something with a bit more '80s bite.' I mentioned Fields of the Nephilim ('Elyzium'), Black Sabbath ('Born Again') and early Dio as reasonable reference points. That was basically it. And we wanted it huge! No need to say these keywords were more than enough to trigger Mr. Swanö, as even the first test samples I received bore witness of something out of the ordinary. Sails set for Dominion! More...

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Barren Earth Comments On Tour

Finnish super group Barren Earth recently posted a teaser trailer online for it's upcoming North American tour dates. The band has now commented on the new shows:

"Hey everyone! Don't forget that Barren Earth will be going on their first ever tour of North America with Finntroll, Ensiferum, and Rotten Sound! Tour starts on January 31st, 2011 in Orlando and ends March 4th, 2011 in Raleigh. Please check the dates below for a show near you. And please be sure to click on the date on the front of our profile and RSVP with 'I'm going' so that if there are any changes in set times or venues, you will get a notification.

"Also, all dates were pre-entered with the start time of 8pm. This does NOT mean that the show actually starts at 8pm! Please check with your local club for actual start times. Many clubs did not have an actual start time when I entered these into the system, so I just chose 8pm. If any of you have additional information (like a corrected start time or a flyer for your particular show), please send a message here or post a comment and I will update it as soon as possible. Thanks much and BE will see you out there soon!"

The dates are as follows:

Jan 31, 2011 - Orlando, FL @ The Club - Firestone
Feb 1, 2011 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Feb 2, 2011 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
Feb 3, 2011 - Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
Feb 4, 2011 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Feb 5, 2011 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats
Feb 6, 2011 - Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion
Feb 7, 2011 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
Feb 8, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
Feb 9, 2011 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Feb 10, 2011 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Feb 11, 2011 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Feb 12, 2011 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb 14, 2011 - Calgary, AB @ The Republik
Feb 15, 2011 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Feb 16, 2011 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Feb 17, 2011 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Osbourne Village Inn
Feb 18, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb 19, 2011 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
Feb 20, 2011 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Feb 21, 2011 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Feb 22, 2011 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Feb 23, 2011 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
Feb 24, 2011 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Feb 25, 2011 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Feb 26, 2011 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 27, 2011 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar 1, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Mar 2, 2011 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Mar 3, 2011 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
Mar 4, 2011 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11

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Arkhum Announces New Drummer

After announcing the departure of the band's drummer in 2010, Arkhum has now issued the following statement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Hey pals! Arkhum is proud to inform anyone that cares about our new drummer; Armen Koroghlian. He's been the drummer of numerous bands in the past decade and is currently playing with Eugene metal band The Fool.

"We are hard at work writing our next album, which will be out either very, very late this year or early 2012 on Vendlus Records. We are also planning some US tours and gearing up for the worldwide/digital release of 'Anno Universum.'

"Thanks to our friends, family, and fans for all their support over the years. We should be posting some preproduction demos of new material in a few months, so stay tuned!"

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I The Breather On "Contaminating The Coast" Tour

Baltimore Christian-core band I The Breather has checked in from the road as the group heads out on the "Contaminating the Coast" tour with Oceano, For The Fallen Dreams, Upon A Burning Body and The Great Commission. The tour wraps up with a pair of dates with Bleeding Through.

Drummer Morgan says: "It has only been five days since we've embarked on this tour; nonetheless it has been great! It's only the beginning of a great tour. This tour has a lot of hype behind it, kids are coming out throughout the week and packing these venues out. I know the whole tour is pleased with the response this tour has been receiving thus far. Definitely looking forward to all the rest of the shows. We're also very excited to be teaming up with Bleeding Through for the ending dates of this tour and those shows should be huge.

“This is now our second tour in support of our debut album,These Are My Sins, and I'm noticing kids singing along a lot more the crowd responses have been really receptive and great. If you don't have know the lyrics to sing along; we just posted all the lyrics to our album up on our Facebook page.

“I am very optimistic about 2011 with our relentless touring schedule. In February, we'll be hitting the road with Shai Hulud, Close Your Eyes, Monsters and Counterparts. I know we also have some other killer tours in the works. We'll be out on the road a lot in support of our new album, These Are My Sins, so please come to a show when we're in your area and rock with us. To everyone who has come out to the tour thus far, thank you. We appreciate you singing along with us and moving to our music, your support is what keeps us going. ”

Here are the Contaminating the Coast tour dates:

1/13 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
1/14 Boise, ID @ Mardi Gras
1/15 Reno, NV @ The Alley
1/16 Soledad, CA @ The Castle
1/17 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi's
1/18 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
1/19 Ventura, CA @ Knights of Columbus
1/21 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ BLEEDING THROUGH
1/22 San Diego, CA @ Soma w/ BLEEDING THROUGH

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Bloodbound Announces New Bassist

Swedish metallers Bloodbound have announced the addition of bassist Anders Broman to their band.

The band comments, “We’re very excited to have Anders in the band and we are looking forward to working with him. He is adding his own flavor to the band as well as being a very powerful player and live performer"

Former bass player Johan Sohlberg decided to leave the band and focus on his career and family. The break-up was on good terms.

The band comments further, "We are sad to see Johan leave the band, he has been a great member of our family and a strong character always keeping the spirit high. We wish him the best of luck in the future with his career and family"

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The Famine Posts New Song Online

North Texas brutal death metal band The Famine has uploaded a second track titled “VII The Fraudulent" from the forthcoming full-length, "The Architects of Guilt," to the band’s official MySpace page. The song joins the previously released, “Ad Mortem," as the first two tracks to be revealed from the February 15th Solid State Records release.

A mobile-web-accessible YouTube audio stream of “VII The Fraudulent” is also available below:

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Rush Limbaugh Implicates Metal Music In Shootings

Political commentator and perennial hot air bag Rush Limbaugh has jumped on the bandwagon of casting blame on heavy metal music for violent acts. Listing counter points to the criticism that has befallen Republicans and the Tea Party in light of the Tuscon, Arizona shootings and attempt on Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life, Limbaugh stated of the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, "The guy listened to heavy metal, and some of that anarchist stuff. We're dealing with an insane individual."

MetalInsider clarifies that "apparently, it was discovered that Loughner is a hard rock/metal fan through his MySpace page, where he posted a comment about attending a concert of Fear Before (formerly known as Fear Before The March Of Flames)."

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Shroud Eater Posts New Album Online For Streaming

South Florida sludge metal trio Shroud Eater has announced the release of the band’s debut full-length album, "ThunderNoise." The 11-track self-release is now streaming in its entirety at the band's bandcamp page, where it is also available for purchase as a digital download, hard copy CD, and special CD/t-shirt bundle pack.

“ThunderNoise is our statement of intent,” explains guitarist/vocalist, Jeannie Saiz. “It's a ferocious labyrinth of music that we literally put blood, sweat and tears into. We hope it consumes the listener as much as it did us.”

The track list for "ThunderNoise" is as follows:

01. High John the Conqueror
02. Vesuvius
03. Cyclone
04. Shark Valley
05. We Are Beasts
06. Descent from the Summit
07. Oubliette
08. Baying of Jackals
09. Sinister Hunt
10. Hands that Prey
11. Pale Rider

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Subscale Posts "Djenty" Metallica Cover

A new Croatian metal project called Subscale, comprised of Mario Tomaškovic, Jovan Kosta Vucetic, and Hrvoje Kneževic, has posted it's first recording, a cover of Metallica's "Carpe Diem Baby" from the "Reload" album. It has been recorded, mixed, and mastered in by Subscalar Studios, the band's home studio in Zagreb, Croatia. The vocals have been recorded by Karlo Horvat from Croatias band Kryn and additional vocals by Matija Auker of Kevlar Bikini.

Check out the song, the band's first home recorded and mixed material, below:

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Earth Crisis Enters The Studio

Straight edge hardcore act Earth Crisis has entered the studio to begin work on the band's new album. Scott Crouse comments:

"So we began tracking our 6th full length album this week! We are really excited to work with Zeuss on this one, we have no doubt he will do this recording sonic justice! Hmm, maybe that's what we'll call the record? Stay tuned for some videos of the recording process!"

Earth Crisis is expected to unleash this new offering in the summer. More details will be announced as they are made available.

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Sepultura Guitarist Posts New Album Update

Andreas Kisser, the guitarist of Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura, has posted a new video online in which he discusses the band's progress on a forthcoming new album. You can check it out below. The album will be Sepultura's first since signing to Nuclear Blast Records and is expected to be released later this year.

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Non Essential Seeking New Singer

Spain's Non Essential has issued the following announcement about seeking a new vocalist:

"As you could have read in some web sites, we have open auditions for new singer in Non Essential. The idea is to further develop our instrumental side but have a singer for a number of issues. We plan to continue presenting our live tracks and start recording studio to have something before summer.

"It requires a certain level, but above all their desire and commitment. Our influences are varied, so do not look for a particular voice and are open to any singer. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, contact us either through myspace or our email address: info.nonessential @ gmail.com."

You can also check out Non Essential's music via the band's MySpace profile.

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Thomas Youngblood Designing Custom Guitar

Kamelot has announced that founding member and guitarist Thomas Youngblood is currently featured on ESP’s website and will be working closely with ESP on a custom designed Eclipse. The band also issued the following brief update about members appearing at the upcoming NAMM convention:

"You can also meet Thomas and Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo at the NAMM show this week in Anaheim, CA. Special thanks to Onboard Research, ESP Guitars, Pearl Drums, DiMarzio and many more. We will try to send some video blogs from the show as they become available!"

Kamelot recently hosted an edition of MTV2's Headbanger's Ball. You can check out clips from the show featuring Kamelot at this location.

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Anachronaeon Posts "The Ethereal Throne" Trailer

Anachronaeon has posted a teaser trailer online for the new album "The Ethereal Throne," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"This clip contains a minute or two of each song of the forthcoming Anachronaeon album 'The Ethereal Throne' to be released in 2011 by Stygian Crypt Productions. Please excuse the crappy sound quality on this upload, but you all know how compression and YouTube work."

You can also check out the previously uploaded trailer here.

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Eden's Curse Records Cover Tracks

Multinational melodic metal band Eden's Curse has paid tribute to the memory of vocal legend Ronnie James Dio by recording a rendition of the Dio track "Rock ‘N’ Roll Children." The song is set to be included on all territorial releases of the band's third studio album “Trinity," due out in mid March.

Also, as previously hinted by the band last year, they would also be recording a cover version from one of the groups “biggest influences," which has also now been identified as the Dokken song "Unchain The Night," which is set to be included on the Japanese release of “Trinity” due out March 15th on Spiritual Beast.

Bassist and chief song smith Paul Logue explained "Unashamedly Dokken, along with Queensryche and Pink Cream 69 have been the three bands whom we built the basis of the Eden’s Curse sound around. We missed bands that created that kind of music, and we tried to get as close to that sound and vibe as possible."

When it came to providing a bonus track for the Japan release, Logue explained there was one unanimous choice. "Absolutely! It’s a song we jammed at rehearsals or sound checks and we always said 'we should record this' – I’m so glad we eventually did!"

One minute samples of both the Dio and Dokken renditions are now streaming at the band's Official MySpace."

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Flood The Sun Streams Debut Album Online

Online project Flood The Sun has released their debut self titled EP. The EP can be streamed on the band's bandcamp page.

Founder Jack Pope comments, "I have taken two years writing music online with people all over the world from my bedroom and i am really happy with the result."

The tracklisting for the "Flood The Sun EP" [cover art] is as follows:

1. Act One (Feat. Rudy Martinez of Perception Of Intent)
2. Act Two (Feat. Jon Sinfield of Chronographs)
3. Act Three (Feat. Aaron Beider and Mike Thomson of Evita)
4. Act Four (Feat. Liam Kavanagh of Burials)
5. Act Five (Feat. Chris Torpy of We Lost The Sea)

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Drowning Pool Comments On Arizona Shooting

Texas modern metal/hard rock act Drowning Pool has posted the following statement online in response to the recent Arizona shooting tragedy:

"We were devastated this weekend to learn of the tragic events that occurred in Arizona and that our music has been misinterpreted, again.

"'Bodies' was written about the brotherhood of the mosh pit and the respect people have for each other in the pit. If you push others down, you have to pick them back up. It was never about violence. It's about a certain amount of respect and a code.

"We've performed for the troops overseas several times in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Through our song 'Soldiers', we were able to create a petition that helped pass the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform Bill, which we presented to then-Senator Barack Obama.

"We've been lucky enough to have some of the biggest success of our career with our new album and we want to continue to spread positivity for the future, not dwell on negativity. For someone to put out a video misinterpreting a song about a mosh pit as fuel for a violent act shows just how sick they really are. We support those who do what they can to keep America safe.

"Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of this terrible tragedy."

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Before There Was Rosalyn Issues Band Update

American hardcore act Before There Was Rosalyn has posted the following update online:

"As a band, I don’t think we have ever been as excited as we are about the new music we are writing. Having the new faces (though old friends) become a part of the Rosalyn family has seen the band transform into a more unified and efficient incarnation. In short, we have never seen more eye to eye on what we want to accomplish and the kind of band we want to be. We are very excited to get back out on the road and introduce the new members, as well as the new musical direction of the band."

The band will be hitting the road in early 2011 for a lengthy tour of the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

1/14/2011 - Woodlawn Community Center - Defuniak Springs, FL
1/15/2011 - The Warehouse - Columbia, MS
1/29/2011 - The Warehouse - Eastridge, TN
1/30/2011 - Downtown Music Hall - Little Rock, AR
1/31/2011 - T.H.A.T Church - Memphis, TN
2/1/2011 - Hole In The Wall - Atkins, AR
2/2/2011 - The Ugly Mug - Springfield, MO
2/3/2011 - The Split - Wichita, KS
2/4/2011 - Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
2/5/2011 - The Warehouse - Lindale, TX
2/6/2011 - Fat Daddy’s - Dallas, TX
2/7/2011 - The Lighthouse - Midlothian, TX
2/8/2011 - BCM at SLU - Hammond , LA
2/9/2011 - The Carter - Jackson, MS
2/10/2011 - The Warehouse - Columbia, MS
2/11/2011 - Murray Hill Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
2/12/2011 - Rocketown - West Palm Beach, FL
2/13/2011 - SS Showcase - Orlando, FL
2/15/2011 - The 7 Venue - Douglasville, GA
2/16/2011 - Found Skate Park - Ellijay, GA
2/17/2011 - The Foundation - Cleveland, GA
2/18/2011 - YMCA Teen Center - Hickory, NC
2/19/2011 - MACC - Crofton, MD
2/20/2011 - UACA - Philadelphia, PA
2/21/2011 - The Vibe Lounge - Rockville Centre, NY
2/22/2011 - Refuel - Heath, OH
2/23/2011 - The Venue - Terre Haute, IN
2/25/2011 - The Edge - Danville, IN
2/26/2011 - The Boneyard - Owensboro, KY
2/28/2011 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO
3/1/2011 - In the Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
3/3/2011 - The Retro - Sacramento, CA
3/4/2011 - Epic Faith Church - Petaluma, CA
3/5/2011 - The Kuppajoe - Fresno, CA
3/6/2011 - Cobalt Cafe - Canoga Park, CA
3/9/2011 - The Church - Pahrump, NV
3/10/2011 - Warehouse 201 - Phoenix, AZ
3/11/2011 - The Fusion Factory - Albuquerque, NM
3/12/2011 - Open Gate Church - El Paso, TX
3/13/2011 - The Pine Box - Midland, TX
3/14/2011 - Rose Park Activities Building - Abilene, TX
3/15/2011 - Anchor Church - Houston, TX

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Lazarus A.D. Posts First Video In Webisode Series

Midwest thrashers Lazarus A.D. have posted its first studio episode online to promote its forthcoming album, "Black Rivers Flow." The new album, "Black Rivers Flow," was recorded in July and August 2010 at Belle City Sound with Chris Djuricic and was mixed and mastered by James Murphy at Safehouse Production. You can view the video below:

The album's track listing is as follows:
1. American Dreams
2. The Ultimate Sacrifice
3. The Strong Prevail
4. Black Rivers Flow
5. Casting Forward
6. Light A City (Up In Smoke)
7. Through Your Eyes
8. Beneath the Waves of Hatred
9. Eternal Vengeance

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Deicide Streaming New Song Online

Florida death metal legends Deicide have teamed up with Metal Sucks to debut a brand new track from its forthcoming full length album "To Hell With God." The new track, titled "Hang in Agony Until You’re Dead," will appear on the new album which is set for release on February 15th, 2011 through Century Media Records.

You can access the free stream of "Hang in Agony Until You’re Dead" at this location.

The dates for Deicide’s “God is Dead, To Hell with God” tour, featuring support from Belphegor, Neuraxis, Blackguard, and Pathology, are as follows:

Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Feb. 17 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Feb. 19 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Feb. 20 – Providence, RI – Club Hell
Feb. 21 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 22 – Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
Feb. 23 – Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
Feb. 24 – London, ONT – Music Hall
Feb. 25 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House
Feb. 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club
Feb. 27 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
Feb. 28 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
Mar. 01 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
Mar. 02 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Mar. 04 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Mar. 05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
Mar. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Mar. 09 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Mar. 10 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse

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Times Of Grace Posts Another Video Trailer

Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has posted yet another short video trailer online for its debut album "The Hymn of a Broken Man." The new album is expected in stores on January 18th, 2011. You can view the video trailer below:

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YOB To Cancel European Tour And Festival Date

Doom metallers YOB have posted the following update online, in which it announces its decision to cancel the forthcoming European tour and Roadburn festival appearance:

"We regretfully must announce that YOB cannot appear at the Roadburn festival in April 2011. We are heartbroken to not be in attendance. Roadburn 2010 was and is one of the highlight experiences of our lives, as a band and individually as people. We do intend to come to Europe sometime in 2011 and hope to be invited to Roadburn 2012. Until then we want to thank Walter, Jurgen, and everyone who makes this incredible event possible. We also wish to apologize to anyone who wanted to see YOB there this year. We promise you we will be back."

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The Human Abstract Signs With E1 Music

California progressive metal act The Human Abstract have announced that it has signed a worldwide deal with E1(eONE) Music. The band's forthcoming new album, "Digital Veil," is set for release on March 8, 2011 through the band's new label home.

Bassist Henry Selva offered the brief statement by saying:

"We are really pleased to begin the year with eOne as our new label. This relationship will only prove beneficial to the release of 'Digital Veil' and help push the band a step forward into a productive and exciting future."

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The Accused Announces New Drummer

Veteran Seattle hardcore act The Accused has posted the following update online, announcing the addition of drummer Warren A. Pease to the band's line-up:

"[Warren's] a relatively young chap at the tender age of 25. Then again, with The Accused founding guitarist, Tommy Niemeyer, rounding the corner heading into half-century territory, who isn't young to that old fucker?

"Warren, or 'Andy' as he's affectionately referred to most noticeably at first brings his youthful enthusiasm and perpetual grin to The Accused. But don't let the friendly face fool you into thinking this is some run-of-the-mill, trigger-tapping tom-tom-tickler. No! The young Mr. Pease possesses an absolutely mind-boggling, pile-driving, double-kick drumming style that will make you wonder if he's got extra appendages hidden away back there somewhere.

"Having the freshly-plucked Warren A. Pease now on drums will up the ante for all who are dealt-in when The Accused bring their horror-filled freak show to the stage sometime early 2011. The Kings of Splatter Rock are back with a vicious and brutal hardcore attack."

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Dew Scented Releases New Music Video

German metal act Dew Scented has teamed up with MetalInjection to release its new music video. The video was shot for the track "Arise From Decay" and is taken from the band's latest studio album "Invocation." The album was released on May 25th, 2010 in North America through Prosthetic Records. You can view the music video below:

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As I Lay Dying Posts Video Update

California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has posted a new video update online. You can view the video update below, which features footage shot by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis while on tour in Europe.

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Nightmare Posts Live DVD Trailer

Veteran french metal act Nightmare has posted a new trailer online for its forthcoming live DVD/CD set, titled "One Night Of Insurrection." The two disc set was filmed and recorded in the band's hometown of Grenoble, France and will see its release on February 25 through AFM Records. You can view the trailer below:

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Chris Broderick Splits With Ibanez Guitars

Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick has announced that he will be releasing a new signature guitar model in January 2011. The Megadeth shredder commented on the forthcoming 'Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist' guitar by saying:

"After an exhaustive search for the highest-quality instrument, I've found it at Jackson. I've been looking for a guitar this incredible for quite a while, and the guys at the Custom Shop really understood what I was after and where I was coming from. I have spent countless hours ensuring that this guitar is playable and stylish."

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Havok Reveals New Album Details

Denver-based metal act Havok has revealed the details for its forthcoming second full length album. The album, titled "Time Is Up," will be released through Candlelight Records on March 29, 2011. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Prepare For Attack
2. Fatal Intervention
3. No Amnesty
4. D.O.A.
5. Covering Fire
6. Killing Tendencies
7. Scumbag In Disguise
8. The Cleric
9. Out Of My Way
10. Time Is Up

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Mike Portnoy 'Beatles Cover Band To Play New Shows

Yellow Matter Custard, the Beatles tribute act featuring former Dream Theater / Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy and Spock's Beard keyboardist Neal Morse, has announced new tour dates.

The new dates are its first batch of concerts set to take place in over eight years. The list of dates, cities and venues can be viewed below:

Feb. 25 - Long Beach, CA - Art Theater of Long Beach
Feb. 27 - Chicago, IL - [to be announced]
Feb. 28 - New York City - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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Vanden Plas Posts New Music Video Online

German progressive metallers Vanden Plas have posted its new music video online.

The video was shot for the track "Holes In The Sky" and was directed by Mathias Fickert. The new video can be viewed below.

The song comes off the band's latest album, "The Seraphic Clockwork," which was released on June 22, 2010 through Frontiers Records.

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Tesseract Reveals Debut Album Details

U.K. progressive metal/hard rock act Tesseract has revealed the details for its forthcoming debut album. The album, titled "One," will see its release on March 22, 2011 through Century Media Records. "One" will also include a bonus DVD that features the entire "Concealing Fate" EP being performed live in the studio as well as a 5.1 surround sound mix of the EP.

Here is the "One" tracklisting:
1. Lament
2. Nascent
3. Acceptance - Concealing Fate Part One
4. Deception - Concealing Fate Part Two
5. The Impossible - Concealing Fate Part Three
6. Perfection - Concealing Fate Part Four
7. Epiphany - Concealing Fate Part Five
8. Origin - Concealing Fate Part Six
9. Sunrise
10. April
11. Eden

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