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Metal News for January 14, 2011

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Descend Into Despair Recruits New Keyboardist

Romanian funeral doom band Descend Into Despair has checked in with the following brief update about recruiting a new keyboard player from the band Era Decay:

"New member! Calin, the leader of the band Era Decay (check them out here) has joined our band to play keyboards."

Descend Into Despair is also currently offering the "Wings of Solitude" demo release as a free download. Details on the free songs can be found at this location.

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Attackhead Posts "Make Me Suffer" Video

Attackhead has teamed up with Metalinjection.net to post a new music video online for the song "Make Me Suffer," which is off the band's new album "Voices in the Dark – Second Attack." You can check out the clip below.


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“Voices in the Dark – Second Attack" is set for release on January 25th, 2011 via Twisted Hillbilly Records. The new song "Blame" is also available for download through Metalunderground.com at this location.

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Suidakra Updates Tour Schedule

Suidakra has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Hey friends, this year, we will promote the new album 'Book Of Dowth' live, check out our first confirmed dates for 2011. Additional dates will follow! Hope to see you!"

The upcoming Suidakra dates are as follows:

05.02.2011 Moers (DE) - Torture Fest III im Bollwerk 107

Spain Mini-Tour 2011 with Equilibrium, support: Northland
04.03.2011 Barcelona (ES) - Mephisto
05.03.2011 Bilbao (ES) - Bilborock
06.03.2011 Madrid (ES) - Caracol

12.03.2011 Würzburg (DE) - Triskhellion Festkvällar I / Posthalle

SCREAM FOR VIOLENCE
European Tour 2011 with Onslaught, Debauchery
31.03.2011 GER Hamburg - Markthalle
01.04.2011 DK Arhus - Voxhall
02.04.2011 SE Göteborg - Parken
03.04.2011 SE Stockholm - Huset
06.04.2011 FI Turku - Klubi
07.04.2011 FI Helsinki - DOM
08.04.2011 FI Tampere - tba
09.04.2011 ET Tallin - Tapper
10.04.2011 LW Riga - Melna Piektdiena
11.04.2011 LT Vilnius - Club New York
16.04.2011 GER München - Backstage
17.04.2011 CH Prattlen - Z7
19.04.2011 GER Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
20.04.2011 GER Osnabrück - Bastard Club
21.04.2011 GER Essen - Turock
22.04.2011 BL Vosselar - Biebob

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Marionette To Support The Murderdolls

Gothenburg, Sweden based metal sextet Marionette will support the Murderdolls and Wednesday 13 on the continental European dates of its “Women and Children Last Tour” next week. The upcoming dates are as follows:

Jan 16, 2011 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 18, 2011 – Backstage Hall,?Munich, Germany
Jan 19, 2011 – SO 36, Berlin, Germany
Jan 20, 2011 – Grünspan,?Hamburg, Germany
Jan 21, 2011 – Schlachthof, Lingen, Germany
Jan 23, 2011 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
Jan 25, 2011 – Dynamo Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 26, 2011 – Transbordeur, Lyon, France
Jan 27, 2011 – Rockschool Barbey,?Bordeaux, France
Jan 28, 2011 – Etage, Rennes, France
Jan 29, 2011 – Elysee Monmartre,?Paris, France
Jan 31, 2011 – Trix Hall, Antwerp, Belgium
Feb 18, 2011 – Virus Bar, Örebro, Sweden (headline concert)

Guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member of Marionette Aron Parmerud commented:

"We’re excited and honored to tour with the MURDERDOLLS next week on the bands continental European dates. This is a band we feel really confident touring with; they have a strong visual character and are excellent performers. Sharing the stage with them for two weeks will give us a chance to try out some of our new material from our third album, which is now close to being completely mixed. We’re also looking forward to seeing what our fill in drummer Robin Jensen will do on stage with us!"

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Sins7Sins Parts Ways With Drummer

Sins7Sins has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"Sad news from the Sins7Sins camp: Armada XTC, their drummer since the beginning, has decided to leave the band. Unfortunately playing the drums in Sins7Sins became too time-consuming for him.

"Be sure that this won't have any effect on their tour schedule, because the band has already announced a new drummer: Heresy 101. This is the current lineup of Sins7Sins Lotus - Angelic Vocals, Gen Morphine - Six-Stringed Chainsaw & Vocal Abuse, Tristan Hex - Distorted Hell-Harp, JD Acid - Underworld Lowth, and Heresy 101 - Drums of War & Darkened Anvils."

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Rebellion To Continue On After Lineup Changes

Massacre Records has issued the following update about Rebellion deciding to continue on as a band after parting ways with three members:

"Good news, everyone! Michael Seifert and Tomi Göttlich have decided to continue with Rebellion!
It looked like it was the end of Rebellion when three of the band members left, but both Tomi and Michael decided to rebuild the band with new musicians."

Michael commented: "We received a lot of positive feedback from our fans, encouraging us to keep Rebellion alive. Also Tomi and I believe in the future of the band."

Tomi added: "We want to restructure the band. Micha and I want to do rehearsals on a regular basis and not only if we'll play concerts soon. Our future rehearsal room will be located near Giessen (Germany). Our new band mates should live nearby. If you think you'd be the right guitarist or drummer for Rebellion feel free to send your application to rebellionfromhell(at)yahoo(dot)com."

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Old Macbeth/Caiman Footage Posted Online

80's era footage has been posted online of Germany's Macbeth, which was then playing under the name of Caiman, performing the song "Death Under Moonlight." You can check out the video clip below.

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Eluveitie Changes Quebec Show Venue

Folk metal act Eluveitie has issued the following announcement about changing the venue for the band's upcoming live show in Quebec:

"Venue change in Quebec! Our show on February 4th in Quebec will now be at the Imperial de Quebec! You can get tickets at this location."

You can also find a list of upcoming Eluveitie tour dates via the band's MySpace profile, which can be found here.

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Rotting Christ Announces North American Tour

Greek metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following update about an upcoming headlining North American tour:

"The missioners are back! The Rotting ones and their friends are the chosen ones, the Apostles of Darkness that selected to spread the unblessed idea in the following lands. Join the missionary…"

Support on the trek will come from Melechesh, Hate, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne. The currently announced dates are as follows:

09 March 2011 Jaxx-West Springfield-VA (USA)
10 March 2011 Championship Bar & Grill-Trenton-NJ (USA)
11 March 2011 Montage Music Hall-Rochester-NY (USA)
12 March 2011 Rocko’s-Manchester-NH (USA)
13 March 2011 The Palladium-Worcester-MA (USA)
14 March 2011 Crazy Donkey-Farmingalde-NY(USA)
15 March 2011 Petit Campus-Montreal (CANADA)
16 March 2011 Mod Club-Toronto (CANADA)
17 March 2011 Blondie’s-Detrtoit-MI (USA)
18 March 2011 Peabody’s-Cleveland-OH (USA)
19 March 2011 Reggie Rock Club-Chicago-ILL (USA)
20 March 2011 Station 4-St Paul-MN (USA)
22 March 2011 The Republik-Calgary (CANADA)
23 March 2011 Starlite Room-Edmonton (CANADA)
25 March 2011 El Corazon-Seattle-WA (USA)
26 March 2011 Howthorne Theatre-Portland OR (USA)
27 March 2011 DNA Lounge-SF CA (USA)
28 March 2011 Chain Reaction-Anaheim CA (USA)
29 March 2011 Key Club-Los Angeles CA (USA)
30 March 2011 Brick by Brick-San Diego CA (USA)
31 March 2011 U.B.’s Bar-Mesa-AZ (USA)
01 April 2011 The War Legion Underground-Amarillo-TX (USA)
02 April 2011 Marquee-Tulsa-OK (USA)
03 April 2011 Rail Club-Ft Worth-TX (USA)
04 April 2011 Emo’s Alternative Lounging-Austin-TX (USA)
05 April 2011 Walter’s-Houston-TX (USA)
07 April 2011 Brass Mug-Tampa-FL (USA)
08 April 2011 The Masquerade-Atlanta-GA (USA)
09 April 2011 Volume 11-Raleigh-NC (USA)
10 April 2011 The Casbah-Charlotte-NC (USA)
16 April 2011 La Respuesta Theater Club-Santurce-PUERTO RICO (USA)

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Rest In Silence Posts New Album Artwork

Finland's Rest In Silence has posted the cover artwork online for the band's new album "Mourning After Tomorrow," which can be viewed here. The band also issued the following statement about the album's release:

"Hey friends and fans!! Even though the album Mourning After Tomorrow did not hit the European market yet, we have already some limited number of CD's which is available.

"The price: 10 EUR Stock: limited Postage: Finland/Europe: 3 EUR USA: 4 EUR. For further details and other information how to order you can contact us by sending us the email on: restinsilence@gmail.com and we'll get back to you. It is expected that the album will be officially released by the end of March or beginning of April 2011."

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Vreid Finishes New Music Video

Vreid is set to release the new album "V" through Indie Recordings on February 7th. The band has now finished a new music video for the song "The Sound of the River," which will be posted online on Monday, January 17th. Vreid bass player and song writer Hváll commented on the video:

"The song was an obvious choice for us from the album. It’s a song that represents the album very well. It is based on the classic Vreid sound, but also is a good illustrator of the new doors we have opened with the album." The video was recorded over a 3 days period in Wroclaw Poland, and is produced by Grupa 13, who are known for work with Behemoth and Amon Amarth.

"It was a pleasure to work with such professional and creative people," continues Hváll. "The filming itself went very smooth, and we had a great dialogue with the producers both by building the storyline, as well as in the process of the after work."

You can also check out a teaser trailer for the new album "V" at this location.

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Inner Sanctum To Support Orphaned Land

Indian death/thrash metal act Inner Sanctum has announced it will be supporting Israel's Orphaned Land an upcoming live show in Bangalore, India. The show is set to take place on February 6th, 2011 at the Kyra Theater with additional support from Degredead and Bevar Sea.

Details on the show can be found at this location. You can also check out sample Inner Sanctum tracks available for streaming through the band's official MySpace profile.

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Throne Of Malediction Offering Free Songs

Montana based extreme metal act Throne of Malediction is currently offering several tracks for free download via the band's Reverbnation page at this location.

The songs currently available include a cover of the Candlemass track "Solitude," a cover of Cradle of Filth's "The Death of Love," a demo version of "The Sins Within," and the tracks "Ceremonial Blood," "The Blinding Light," "Forest of Lies," "Grief," and "Rita."

Throne of Malediction also recently announced the band is re-recording the new album "Ceremonial Blood."

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Obscura Posts New Album Artwork

German technical death metal act Obscura has announced its new album "Omnivium" is currently slated for release on March 29th, 2011 via Relapse Records. The band has now posted the artwork online for the new album, which can be viewed at this location.

Obscura has also revealed that the following songs will appear on the new album: “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum."

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"Death Holy Death" Tour Dates Announced

Aosoth has announced it will be performing with Watain and Shining on the upcoming "Death Holy Death" 2011 tour. The currently announced dates are as follows:

25.02.2011 DE - Adelsheim, Eventhall
26.02.2011 CH - Lausanne, Docks
27.02.2011 FR - Montpellier, Secret Place
28.02.2011 ES - Barcelona, Mephisto
01.03.2011 ES - Madrid, Caracol
02.03.2011 PT - Lisboa, Revolver
03.03.2011 PT - Porto, Hard Club
04.03.2011 FR - Angouleme, Nef
05.03.2011 FR - Savigny le temple, Empreinte
06.03.2011 UK - London, Relentless Garage
07.03.2011 UK - Reading, Sub 89
08.03.2011 UK - Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
09.03.2011 UK - Liverpool, Masque
10.03.2011 UK - Birmingham, Library
11.03.2011 FR - Notre Dame de Gravenchon, Arcade
12.03.2011 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
13.03.2011 NL - Zaandam, De Kade

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Blood Mortized To Release EP On Cassette

Swedish death metallers Blood Mortized have checked in with the following update about releasing the "Bestial" EP:

"It is now official: Nocturnal Blood Records, Sweden will release Blood Mortized's new three song EP entitled 'Bestial' on cassette! 100 hand numbered copies with full color art by Daniel Devlish. Be quick or be dead, when these tapes are sold out they are forever gone!"

You can also check out the cover artwork for the release at this location.

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Flourishing Issues Album Update

New York metal act Flourishing has issued the following update about recording a new full-length album:

"January 28th will see us begin tracking 8 songs that will make up our first full length. Good buddy Ryan Jones will be engineering in the cold, cluttered mess that is room A-4, or the 'studio.' No need to write a word about the music itself...how boring that would be. The only thoughts to share are that we are very much hoping the record will be performed, captured and realized in a justice serving way.

"And being that we're only about 2 weeks out from beginning means that this less than well-oiled machine needs practice. When any group of people ready for a recording session, one wonders if unrefined and unpracticed machines build audio character or just shitty music. It's been estimated that equal parts tightness, feel, and looseness tend to do nicely. If we may guess, our ratio appears favorable."

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A Haunted Mantra Streaming Debut EP Online

Charlotte, North Carolina based melodic death metal band A Haunted Mantra has released their self-titled debut EP. You can stream the EP in its entirety on the band's MySpace player or purchase it on iTunes.

The self-titled EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Across the Blackened Sky
2. Desecration
3. Septoplastic Carnage

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Deftones Adds Second Vancouver Show

To meet rising demand in the city, Deftones has announced a second date for Vancouver, Canada. The band will now be performing on the 18th and 19th of April at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan. The full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below, with more expected to be announced shortly.

Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Apr. 16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Apr. 18 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 19 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Apr. 25 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah's
Apr. 26 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Apr. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Apr. 29 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Apr. 30 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
May 01 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore Theatre
May 04 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
May 05 - Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
May 06 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
May 07 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
May 09 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 11 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 13 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
May 14 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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(hed)p.e. Reveals Australian Tour Dates

American alternative metal act (hed)p.e. has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Australia. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

01/27 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel
01/28 Brisbane, AUS – HiFi
01/29 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
01/30 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
02/02 Perth, AUS – Amplifier

As previously reported here, the band will also embark on the following Japanese tour in February:

02/05 Atsugi, JAP – Thunder Snake
02/06 Shibushi, JAP – Club Asia
02/08 Nagoya, JAP – Club Upset
02/10 Shinsaibashi, JAP – Club Drop
02/11 Fukuoka, JAP – Beat Station
02/12 Nagasaki, JAP – Drum Be-9
02/13 Kumamoto, JAP – Django
02/15 Izumo, JAP – Apollo
02/16 Hiroshima, JAP – Club Quattro
02/18 Yokohama, JAP – Club Lizard
02/19 Kashiwa, JAP – Drunkard’s Stadium

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Atreyu To Go On Indefinite Hiatus

Orange County, California metal act Atreyu has posted the following series of messages online (compiled into one statement for this article) through the band's official Twitter page. The statements were made by vocalist Alex Varkatzas, which can be read at this location.

"Hey all. u have asked, so here goes. atreyu is taking a long long break after 11 yrs of rocking. we arnt breaking up but…We arnt writing recording or touring for a while. Simply taking a break to recharge and focus on different parts of our lives. Much love. Thanks to everyone who has supported us and given us a reason to exist over the past 11yrs. We hope to see you again 1 day. Until next time. All of us have other projects we are excited about and urge you to check them out if you miss us too much."

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Farewell To Freeway Announces New Tour Dates

Melodic hardcore act Farewell To Freeway has announced that it will be hitting the road for the following dates in support of their newly-released album "Filthy Habits:"

01/21 Barrington, IL – The Rock Room
01/22 La Crosse, WI – The Warehouse
01/23 St.Paul, MN – Station 4
01/24 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
01/26 Omaha, NE – The Commons
01/27 Pueblo, CO – The Red Raven
01/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
01/29 Boise, ID – Brawl Studio
01/30 Salem, OR – Wasteland
01/31 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/03 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
02/04 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe
02/05 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
02/09 Bryan, TX – The Stafford
02/11 Columbus, GA – Gallery 13
02/12 Sarasota, FL – The Nightlife
02/13 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
02/15 Columbia, SC – The House 5 Points
02/19 Endicott, NY – Downtown Quarterback
02/22 Albany, NY – Dublin Underground

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Chiodos Announces Headlining Tour

American alternative metal act Chiodos has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/15 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
02/16 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
02/17 Pompano Beach, FL – Rocketown
02/18 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
02/19 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
02/20 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
02/22 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
02/23 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
02/25 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance/Loft
02/26 Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheelz
02/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
03/01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
03/02 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
03/03 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
03/04 Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe
03/05 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre

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Chelsea Grin Posts New Music Video Online

American deathcore act Chelsea Grin has teamed up with Metal Injection to debut its new music video. The video was shot for the track "Recreant" and can be viewed below:

Here are some Chelsea Grin tour dates coming up, opening for Whitechapel.
02/10 Knoxville, TN – Valarium
02/11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/13 Richmond, VA – The National
02/14 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
02/15 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts
02/16 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
02/17 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
02/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
02/19 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/20 Williamsville, NY – Club Infinity
02/22 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
02/23 Toronto, ON – Opera House
02/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
02/25 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
02/27 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
02/28 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
03/01 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
03/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/04 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/05 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/08 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/09 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
03/11 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/12 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
03/13 San Diego, CA – Soma
03/14 Pomona, CA – Glass House
03/15 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
03/19 Ft. Worth, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
03/23 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/24 St. Louis, IL – Pop’s
03/25 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre

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Coalesce Issues Band Update

Coalesce has posted the following update online;

"Hey, quick update on what’s going in over here in the coalesce circle…

"1. Our new years show with Mac lethal and other Kc acts was a total blast. We feel recharged and ready to start stabbing our guitars, drums, and so on and so forth at something new this year. thanks KC, it was real fun. Loved watching all your drunk fights late at night too. Especially the guy who got pummeled by 3 fat chicks. word.

"2. Looks like the BBC sessions got sidetracked by lots of paperwork and legal garbage which is too bad, because that was us at one of our finest moments. But, the reprint of Give Them Rope on Cd and vinyl is moving forward under the Relapse banner and Ingram is hard at work getting all the pieces together. The original masters from 1996 were thought lost forever until he found them in a box with some Star Wars toys.

"So, lucky you, we’re going to do our best to Un-George-lucas-ify Give them rope by having the cd come with 2 discs, the 1996 version on disc 1, and the 2002 version on disc 2, and absolutely NO FUCKING SPECIAL FEATURES. Just both versions of the record so you can play the one that gives you the most street cred with your friends, and toss the other. We promise not to make a big hooplah about it, we just want that record to stay in print so that it doesn’t get lost on a real format forever. ie: your blog is not a real format asshole, neither is a media fire link (that’s broken too by the way. get it fixed).

"So in short, there’s gas in the tank, and we are feeling inspired. Deal with it."

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Spiritual Beggars Announces Japanese Shows

Spiritual Beggars, the Swedish band featuring Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with new vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, will play two shows in Japan in March. Drummer Ludwig Witt commented on the shows bay saying:

"We had a great time in Japan performing at the two massive Loud Park '10 concerts in October alongside Ozzy, Motorhead, etc. Our first new album in five years has been really well received by the Japanese fans and we can't wait to go back and play the full headline set at our own, more intimate, club dates in Osaka and Tokyo in March."

The dates are as follows:
March 24 – Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro
March 25 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro

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Dawn Of Disease Signs With Noise Art Records

German death metal act Dawn Of Disease has announced its signing with Noise Art Records and the booking agency Rock The Nation. The band's debut album, "Legends Of Brutalit," is set for release on April 29, 2011 through its new label home. The album was recorded at Soundlodge Studio with producer Jörg Uken.

Here is the "Legends of Brutality" tracklisting:
1. Gasping For Life (intro)
2. Above The Gods
3. Impervious Mind
4. Legends Of Brutality
5. Soul Harvest
6. When White Turns Red
7. Death Shall Be Mine
8. Justified Retaliation
9. Out Of Breath
10. Sinister Rapture
11. Bitter Fate
12. Silence Prevails (outro)

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Scion Rock Fest 2011 Line-Up Announced

The official line-up has been announced for the forthcoming Scion Rock Festival. The 2011 edition of the Scion Rock Fest will be headlined by death metal legends Morbid Angel and will feature 19 other bands. Scion Rock Fest 2011 is set to take place on March 5 in Pomona, California at the Fox Theater and the Glass House, with two other stages being built for the event by festival organizers. Six additional bands will be announced in the near future while you can find a list of the confirmed bands below:

MORBID ANGEL
OBITUARY
DEATH ANGEL
MUNICIPAL WASTE
AGALLOCH
INTEGRITY
BASTARD NOISE
ATHEIST
FLOOR
BLACK BREATH
NAILS
PRIMATE
CROM
WORMROT
KVELERTAK
NECRITE
WOE
FUCK THE FACTS
BONDED BY BLOOD
CHRISTIAN MISTRESS

Scion Rock Fest is presented by the automaker Scion, a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation.

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Zuul FX Reveals New Album Details

French metal act Zuul FX will release its third album, "The Torture Never Stops," on February 28 through XIII Bis Records/Warner. A tour in support of the CD will kick off in April in France and will take the band all around Europe.

Here is the "The Torture Never Stops" tracklisting:
1. I Want To Kill You Like They Do
2. The Maze
3. Beat The Crap Out...
4. Dancing Around Death
5. The Torture Never Stops
6. Man Of Silence
7. Living Creature
8. Devil Son Vs. Sexy Witch
9. Bipolar Confusion
10. The Song Of The Dead
11. Missa Pro Defunctis (Requiem)

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Cavalera Conspiracy Posts Studio Footage Online

Cavalera Conspiracy has posted some new studio footage online. The band is preparing to release its new album "Blunt Force Trauma" on March 29 through Roadrunner Records. You can view the video below:

Here is the "Blunt Force Trauma" tracklisting:
1. Warlord
2. Torture
3. Lynch Mob
4. Killing Inside
5. Thrasher
6. I Speak Hate
7. Target
8. Genghis Khan
9. Burn Waco
10. Rasputin
11. Blunt Force Trauma

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Darkest Hour Posts More Studio Footage Online

American metalcore act Darkest Hour has posted some behind the scenes footage from the studio online. The band is preparing to release its new album, titled "The Human Romance," on February 22, 2011 through E1 Entertainment. You can view the short teaser clip below:

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Earth Crisis Posts New Studio Footage

Hardcore veterans Earth Crisis have posted some new footage from the studio online. The band is gearing up for its next full length album with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris. The record is currently planned for a summer release through Century Media Records. You can view the studio clip below:

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The Ocean And Enslaved To Play Summer Breeze

German progressive metal act The Ocean and progressive black metallers Enslaved have both announced their participation for the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:
9MM ASSI ROCK'N'ROLL
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
ARCH ENEMY
BOLT THROWER
CALIBAN
CORVUS CORAX
CRIMINAL
DECAPITATED
DEMONICAL
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
DESTRUCTION
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
EINHERJER
ENGEL
ENSLAVED
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
FACEBREAKER
FARMER BOYS
HAIL OF BULLETS
HATEBREED
HAYSEED DIXIE
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
INTERMENT
J.B.O.
KALMAH
KAMPFAR
KVELERTAK
MARDUK
MELECHESH
MOONSORROW
NEAERA
PRIMORDIAL
REV 16:8
REVAMP
ROTTING CHRIST
SALTATIO MORTIS
SCAR SYMMETRY
SKELETONWITCH
SMOKE BLOW
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SWASHBUCKLE
SYLOSIS
TARJA
THE HAUNTED
THE OCEAN
THE SORROW
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
TURISAS
TÝR
VADER
VOMITORY
VREID
WITCHERY
WOLF

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Devildriver Announces Signing Session

Scrape Records has announced that Santa Barbara, California metal act Devildriver will be taking part in an exclusive signing session on Tuesday, January 25 at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The band will be performing in the city later that night alongside Cancer Bats and Baptized in Blood.

Scrape Records is offering a pre-release copy of the "Beast" CD booklet with each pre-order made in-store for the forthcoming album for fans to get signed. Fans are also encouraged to bring in any other Devildriver materials, as there is no limit for autographs. The event is also free to the public.

"Beast" will be issued on February 22, 2011 through Roadrunner Records.

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The Amenta Announces New Tour Dates

Sydney, Australia extreme metal act The Amenta has revealed a new batch of tour dates set to take place in the band's home country of Australia. Support on the trek will come from Ruins. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

March 26 - Valve Bar, Tempe, Sydney *
April 01 - The Arthouse, Melbourne
April 02 - The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (AA)
April 02 -The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)
April 03 - The Pelly Bar, Frankston *
April 08 - The Bass Bar, Wagga Wagga
April 09 - The Maram, Canberra
April 15 - Rosies, Brisbane
April 29 – Club LED, Newcastle, NSW
April 30 - The Gaelic Theatre, Sydney
June 10 - 12th - Perth, WA – TBA *

* = No Ruins

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Attackhead Discusses Recording New Album

Attackhead has posted a video clip online in which the band discusses the recording process for the "Voices in the Dark - Second Attack" album. The video clip can be viewed below. You can also check out the new song "Blame" at this location. "Voices in the Dark - Second Attack" is set for release on January 25th, 2011 via Twisted Hillbilly Records.

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Manowar To Play Show In Switzerland

Manowar has issued the following announcement about confirming an upcoming show in Swizterland:

"The demands from the Swiss fans have been answered and Manowar will be heading to Basel to bring TRUE metal to Switzerland on March 25, 2011 at the St. Jakobshalle! After confirming shows in the UK and in the USA, now it's time for Continental Europe to witness the raw power of a live performance by the Kings Of Metal once again! In addition to performing MANOWAR classics, the band will perform the entire Battle Hymns record in celebration of the release of Battle Hymns 2011. The time to strike is now! Proscht!"

The upcoming Manowar tour dates are as follows:

Friday March 12, 2011 @ The Agora in Cleveland, OH - USA
Friday March 18, 2011 @ Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki - Greece
Friday March 25, 2011 @ St. Jakobshalle in Basel - Switzerland
Sunday March 27, 2011 @ O2 Academy in Birmingham - UK
Friday April 08, 2011 @ Rodahal in Kerkrade - The Netherlands

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Red Fang Reveals New Album Title

Portland, Oregon heavy metallers Red Fang have announced the title of their forthcoming full-length album. The album's title has been set as "Murder The Mountains" and the record is planned for release in North America on April 12, 2011 and on April 18 internationally both through Relapse Records. The follow-up to the band's self-titled full-length was recorded with producer Chris Funk and mixed by Vance Powell.

Two tracks from "Murder The Mountains" titled "Number Thirteen" and "Wires" can be heard on the bands official Facebook page as well as downloaded as part of the free Relapse Records label sampler. You can access the group's Facebook page here.

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts New Album Teaser

Visions of Atlantis has posted a new four minute teaser online from the band's upcoming album "Delta." You can check out the preview track via the Visions of Atlantis MySpace page. The release dates for the new album are as follows:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Benelux/Italy: 25.02.2011
Spain/Finland/Sweden: 23.02.2011
Rest of Europe: 28.02.2011
USA & Canada: March 15th, 2011

The complete "Delta" track listing can be viewed below.

1. Black River Delta
2. Memento
3. New Dawn
4. Where Daylight Fails
5. Conquest of Others
6. Twist of Fate
7. Elegy of Existence
8. Reflection
9. Sonar
10. Gravitate Towards Fatality

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Soundgarden To Release First Ever Live Album

Grunge rock veterans Soundgarden have announced details for its forthcoming first-ever live album release. The new disc, titled "Live On I5," contains recordings from various locations on the West Coast leg of the band's tour in 1996. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Spoonman
2. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
3. Let Me Drown
4. Head Down
5. Outshined
6. Rusty Cage
7. Burden In My Hand
8. Helter Skelter
9. Boot Camp
10. Nothing To Say
11. Slaves And Bulldozers
12. Dusty
13. Fell On Black Days
14. Search And Destroy
15. Ty Cobb
16. Black Hole Sun
17. Jesus Christ Pose

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The Very End Comments On Album Release

Germany's The Very End has issued the following update about the release of the new album "Mercy & Misery:"

"BAM!! Today's the day! Our new album 'Mercy & Misery' is being released in Germany & Australia! On Monday the 17th 'Mercy & Misery' will blow up the rest of Europe, while US residents will get their dose of German Thrash on Friday, January 25th! Of course the album is also available in various online stores already, and to get a little impression you can check out an album trailer below!

"There's a beta version of theveryend.net online now - so it's worth stopping by once in a while, as a lot of content, additional functions and some nice freebies will be added throughout the next weeks! A german version is also to follow soon - Damit uns auch die Nicht-Anglistiker unter euch verstehen. For now we leave you with a big cheers and get ready for the release party tonight, followed by a live show in Herford tomorrow!"

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Sadgiqacea Issues Activity Update

Sadgiqacea has checked in with the following update about the band's recent activity and announcement about a new split release:

"News and updates: Thank you to everyone who helped make our weekend tour with Ominous Black fun and successful. We have new merch available (pressed and shrink wrapped E.P. and new T-shirts) and we will have a new split CD/cassette with Ominous Black available at our next show which is Thursday January 27th @ Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia. We love you, we thank you for your support, and we hope you love yourselves."

You can also hear several Sadgiqacea tracks via the band's official MySpace profile.

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