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Metal News for January 15, 2010

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Loudrage Signs To Death Star/Pest Records

DEATH STAR RECORDS has announced the signing of Romanian metal band Loudrage. The label will release the band's six-track EP entitled "Rage Unleashed: Take of a Murderer."

You can pick up this release through the Loudrage myspace page, loudrage.com, and the DEATH STAR RECORDS page.

The tracklisting for "Rage Unleashed: Take of a Murderer" is as follows:

1. ONE BULLET TWO WHORES
2. LOUDRAGE
3. CRIMINAL
4. BREASTFEED YOUR CHILD
5. ANOTHER ONE OF US
6. WELL, CUM!

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Just For Fun

25 Hardcore Pets

Holy Taco has posted an article featuring photos of 25 hardcore pets. Tatoos and body modifcation especially are often linked to metal and what could be more metal than that? Why modding your pets, of course! (note, we make no claims as to the authenticity of the features photos and suspect Photoshop work in many of them.)

Read the full article at Holy Taco.

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What We Call Victory Gives Update

What We Call Victory has issued a short update on their new album and the chance join in on the gang vocals. Here are the importart parts:

"It looks like the new album will be ready a little after the start of the school season. You´ll soon by bumpin and jumpin to some of that stock & unoriginal metal you love dearly.

"If you'd like to participate in doing gang vocals on this recording in the months of Jan. and/or Feb.... Please get in touch with us!! We want our friends to be a part of it."

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Audiovision Signs To Ulterium Records

Swedish melodic metal band AUDIOVISION has signed to Ulterium Records. The band's new album, "Focus," will be released later this spring, release dates and more information will be announced within the coming weeks.

The line-up of Audiovision is as follows:

Christian Liljegren [Divinefire, ex. Narnia] - Vocals
Simeon Liljegren [Ex. Modest Attraction] - Bass & Vocals
Torbjörn Weinesjö [Veni Domine] - Guitars & Vocals
Thomas Weinesjö [Veni Domine, Saviour Machine] - Drums
Olov Andersson [Grand Stand] - Keyboards & Vocals More...

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A Storm of Light Announces US Tour Dates

Brooklyn, NY atmospheric doomsters A STORM OF LIGHT are proud to announce additional US tour dates, including seven west coast shows with SHRINEBUILDER. The tour will commence on February 18th at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia and make it's way across the country before coming to a close in their hometown on March 18 at Union Pool.

Commented vocalist/guitarist Josh Graham of the upcoming trek, "We are really looking forward to this US tour; FINALLY getting out and playing some more of the west coast. While A STORM OF LIGHT and SHRINEBUILDER have each played one west coast show to date, the bulk of these shows will be both bands' first time in many of these cities. It is an honor to share this maiden west coast voyage with these guys, all of whom have been in some of the most groundbreaking bands around. Along the way we are playing shows with many great bands including Harvestman, US Christmas, Via Vengeance, Rumanian Buck, Batillus, Indian, Battlefields and more." More...

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New Dommin Track Available for Streaming

Los Angeles goth rock band Dommin is gearing up for the February 2nd release of their debut album "Love is Gone" by offering a free streaming track off the new album every Friday.

This week's track is "Honestly," a song frontman and lyricist Kristofer Dommin says defines how, "Sometimes we must do the difficult things in order to do the right thing for our lives. This song embodies that experience." Listen to the track below:

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Autumns Eyes Recording Acoustic Sections

Autumns Eyes has issued an update on their current recording sessions:

"Work began on tracking acoustic guitars. The addition of acoustic tracks creates yet another element of nostalgia to the overall sound of the album. There are certain songs that will remind you of specific decades. With 70s and 80s horror movies being the most prominant inspiration towards the song writing and sound design.

"Micing the guitars was pretty straight foward. I used a KSM27 and a SM57 by Shure with the 27 diagonally aimed at the sound hole, and the 57 diagonally aimed at the center of where the neck meets the body. The two microphones combine for a very full yet distinguishable sound."

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Amorphis Cancels Tonight's Show

Finnish metallers Amorphis have issued the following update about canceling their tour date in Mikkeli tonight:

"Unfortunately, the show in Mikkeli tonight has to be canceled due to illness. Tickets will be refunded. We're very sorry about this and hope tomorrow's gig at Himos Arena will happen as planned, but please keep checking back for possible updates."

1/16 2010 Himos Areena Jämsä
2/19 2010 Helsinki Metal Meeting, Kaapelitehdas Helsinki
3/26 2010 Club HeVen Järvenpää
4/2 2010 Finlandia-klubi Lahti
7/3 2010 With Full Force Löbnitz
7/3 2010 Unirock Open Air Istanbul
8/6 2010 W:O:A Wacken
8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall/Derbyshire

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Agathodaimon Updates Tour Schedule

Germany's Agathodaimon have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

3/27 2010 TBC Trebur, Hessen
4/30 2010 Destroy Recklinghausen-Festival Recklinghausen, Heinrich Pardon Haus, Nordrhein-Westfalen
5/1 2010 Ragnarök-Festival Rieden/Kreuth, Ostbayernhalle, Bayern
7/10 2010 Samfest Satu Mare, Rumänien
7/24 2010 Hell Over Vellach Festival Obervellach, TBC, Kärnten
10/31 2010 Metalbreed Festival Hamburg

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Acrybia Issues New Year Update

Polish metallers Acrybia have issued the following update about streaming new songs via their MySpace page:

"New year is going to be very busy. And very interesting, I hope, too. Acrybia is strong as never before, also angry and determined. Stay in touch and watch for news. Here's a part of them. Like you can see, I present you our new single, 'Alone (Insomnus)' from upcoming album 'Human B. (ing).' More doom than black, but I hope, still good.

"Of course, it's not everything - I just finished up a song for novel 'Decathexis' by horror writer Lukasz Smigiel. It's a return to death metal times, more melodic, but also more shredding. And there's more. If you want true death listen to a track from PC game 'Killing Time.' This is not only one soundtrack on which Acrybia are working now. But time will tell the rest. The band is ready to gigs and to be a part of your life. Are you ready?"

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A Storm Of Light Seeking New Drummer

Brooklyn metallers A Storm Of Light have issued the following update about seeking a new drummer:

"What: In just over two years since the band's inception, A Storm of Light has had the honor and privilege of playing with many great drummers: Vinny Signorelli, Jason Roeder, Pete Angevine, Andy Rice, and our current man, Geoff Summers. While this band is built around revolving members both in touring and recording, we have decided that a central three-piece will make us sonically/rhythmically stronger. That said, we have decided to look for a permanent drummer, one that will make Storm their primary focus, and be part of the band for the long haul.

"When: Geoff will be playing with us through the Feb/March US tour dates, before returning to his full time duties with his band, Batillus. We'd like to fill the spot, if possible, by mid February, and then begin working together in late March. We leave for a European tour May 5, and will most likely record the third full-length in late summer/early fall. More...

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Excalion Streaming New Song

Finland's Excalion have announced that their new album "High Time" will be released on January 29th, 2010. A new track from the album titled "From Somewhere To Anywhere" is currently available for streaming via the Limb Music MySpace page.

The track listing for "High Time" will be as follows:

1. Enter A Life
2. From Somewhere To Anywhere
3. Sun Stones
4. The Flags In Line
5. Bring On The Storm
6. The Shroud
7. Firewood
8. Lifetime
9. Quicksilver
10. A Walk On A Broken Road
11. Foreversong

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Garth Arum Offering Demo As Free Download

Spain's Garth Arum have made their latest demo "Fire Flower's Tale" available as a free MP3 download. The demo can be found at this location. Sample tracks from the demo can also be heard via Garth Arum's MySpace page.

The track listing for "Fire Flower's Tale" is as follows:

1. Flower's of fire
2. Now
3. Finally in the abyss
4. The Gods are beholding you

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Heathen Moves Up Album Release Date

Mascot Records has moved up the release date of the new Heathen album “The Evolution of Chaos” from its previous date in March to February 16th, 2010. The album was released in Japan on December 23rd via King Records. The European release date is set for January 25th. Heathen is currently planning a tour of Europe in support of the new album, with dates to be announced soon. A video clip of the bands performance at the Thrash Domination 2009 festival in Kawasaki, Japan can be seen below.

"The Evolution Of Chaos" track listing is as follows:

1. Dying Season
2. Control By Chaos
3. No Stone Unturned
4. Arrows Of Agony
5. Fade Away
6. A Heroe's Welcome
7. Undone
8. Bloodkult
9. Red Tears Of Disgrace
10. Silent Nothingness More...

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High On Fire Streaming New Song Online

California's High On Fire have completed work on their fifth studio album and follow-up to 2007’s "Death is This Communion." Titled "Snakes for the Divine," the record will drop on February 23rd, 2010 via E1 Music. High On Fire has premiered the first new song from the upcoming album titled “Frost Hammer" via their MySpace page.

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Horna To Tour With Taake

Finland's Horna have announced they will be joining Taake on their upcoming European tour in March. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

18.03 Hamburg - Markthalle / Marx
19.03 Oberhausen - Helvete
20.03 Roermond - De Azijnfabriek
21.03 Rotterdam-Baroeg
22.03 London-The Camden Underworld
23.03 Vosselar-Biebob
24.03 Osnabrück - N 8
25.03 München - Metrolpolis
26.03 Annaberg - Bucholz - Gleis 3
27.03 Berlin - K- 17
28.03 Brno - Faval
29.03 Vienna - Szene
30.03 Ljubljana - Gala hala
31.03 Lonato Del Garda - Olden Live Club

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Living Sacrifice Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

Arkansas metallers Living Sacrifice have posted a brief teaser trailer online for their new album "The Infinite Order," which can be viewed below. "The Infinite Order" is currently set to be released on January 26th, 2010.

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Metsatoll Posts New Music Video

Estonian metallers Metsatöll have posted a music video online for their song "Vaid Vaprust (Only Bravery)," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the song:

"Today, on January 15, Metsatöll releases their new online single and video Only Bravery – the first off their fourth album Äio, recorded in cooperation with Spinefarm Records, the Finnish subsidiary of the international record company Universal, due to be released on March 3 in Estonia and Finland. In other countries, the album will be released over the course of March. Starting from today, the limited digipak-version of Äio is available for pre-order. Only 2000 copies will be released. The three-fold digipak contains an hour-long CD with 14 brand new tracks, a 16-page booklet of lyrics, a poster and a postcard signed by the band. The album can be pre-ordered from the band’s homepage.

"The new video for Only Bravery can be downloaded from the band’s homepage. We had the idea for this video already in 2004, when for the first time we asked the legendary Estonian artist Jüri Arrak for a cover image for our album. The video makes use of the animation 'Suur Tõll,' based on an Estonian heroic folk tale, created by Tallinnfilm in 1980, with artwork by Jüri Arrak, written and directed by Rein Raamat. Recording and montage of contemporary sequences by Villem Tarvas. In addition, Metsatöll is pleased to announce that starting from now, the band’s shows outside Estonia and Finland will be arranged by the German management agency ICS Festival Service GMBH." More...

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Manegarm Confirmed For Kaltenbach Festival

Swedish metallers Månegarm have been confirmed for the Kaltenbach Open Air Festival 2010. The festival is set to take place from the 15th - 17th of July in Osterreich. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands include Dying Fetus, Dark Funeral, Primordial, Keep of Kalessin, Aborted, Shining, God Dethroned, Darkane, and Hail of Bullets.

Månegarm have the following upcoming tour dates:

6/19 2010 JOTUNHEIM FESTIVAL Zagreb/Croatia
7/16 2010 KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Spital am Semmering/Austria
8/13 2010 PARTY SAN OPEN AIR Bad Berka/Germany

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Slayer Comments On Canceled Tour Dates

Slayer recently canceled their planned tour dates with Megadeth due to vocalist Tom Araya undergoing back surgery. Slayer has now issued the following update advising fans to keep their tickets as the dates are being reschedule:

"Hold on to your tickets. While Tom is at rest working on his recovery, the Slayer team is working hard to reschedule all postponed shows! For all your fans with tickets to the American Carnage, Canadian Carnage, and UK/EU shows: Hold on to your tickets, more information will be coming your way! Thanks for all of your support."

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Sorrowful Angels To Support Katatonia

Greek metallers Sorrowful Angels have issued the following update about supporting Katatonia on two additional dates:

"We are very happy to announce that 2 more shows have been added to our schedule, supporting Katatonia in Athens and Thessaloniki -Greece. Billing will be as follows: April 10th : Principal Theater (Thessaloniki) Katatonia . Sirenia , Sorrowful Angels, Daylight Misery. April 11th : Gagarin 205 (Athens) Katatonia . Sirenia , Sorrowful Angels, Daylight Misery."

Sorrowful Angels have the following upcoming tour dates:

1/17 2010 Crete/Chania (GR)
4/10 2010 supporting: KATATONIA / SIRENIA at Principal club theater Thessaloniki (GR)
4/11 2010 supporting: KATATONIA / SIRENIA at Gagarin 205 Athens (GR)
6/19 2010 Darkest Summers Night II Chalkida , Kastro (GR)

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The Acacia Strain Posts DVD Teaser Trailer

The Acacia Strain has posted a teaser trailer online for their upcoming DVD release "The Most Known Unknown," which can be viewed below. The DVD set will be released on February 16th, 2010.


"The Most Known Unknown" DVD Trailer

THE ACACIA STRAIN | MySpace Music Videos

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Weedeater Vocalist Shoots Off Own Toe

Weedeater has issued the following update about canceling their tour dates and recording plans due to vocalist Dave "Dixie" Collins shooting his toe:

"Hi folks,

"As most of you know, here in the Weedeater camp we pride ourselves on a long tradition of shooting our band in the proverbial foot right before we're supposed to do something important. Whether it's a big tour, a recording session, or whatever else we're supposed to do, invariably we will find some way to try and thwart our grandiose plans. Well, it's no different for this recording session, except that this time we really did shoot ourselves in the foot. In fact we regret to inform all of you that this weekend, Dixie Dave shot his big toe off whilst cleaning his favorite shotgun. Yup, that's right. When reached for comment, Mr. Collins gave a quote that speaks for itself...'It wasn't my intention to shoot off my big toe. This really fucking sucks and the pain is unbearable.'

"Mr. Collin's doctors have advised that he is to be bedridden for the next few weeks during his recovery. This will obviously affect the recording session (and the few surrounding shows in Jan/Feb), which will now have to be postponed until after the March / April "nine-toe" tour. Said tour is still 100% on, however, so check back soon for updates on venues and exact dates. It looks like the support bands will be awesome and the band is really stoked to play this new material after touring for so many years on the same basic set. Yeah...we knew that too, sorry but we're about to make good on it. And of course after all, we gotta keep workin', like workin' men do. Shooting your big toe off isn't free, for fuck's sake! So to re-cap...Keko sacrificed his pinkie for Down/Melvins, Shep broke his hand for Today is the Day, and now Dixie has generously offered up his big toe for Steve Albini to nibble on. Unless overtly fond of Limburger cheese and rotten flesh, Master Steve is advised to decline."

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Paradox Announces New Band Line-Up

Germany's Paradox has issued the following update about completing their line-up by recruiting drummer Roland Jahoda:

"The turbulence is over! We are pleased to announce that Paradox is again complete!! ROLAND JAHODA returns to the band! New guitarist GUS DRAX will play his first gig with Paradox set to take place on March 26, 2010 in Essen (Turock) As in the past, ex-guitarist KAI PASEMANN will continue writing lyrics for the band. Thanx for your support! The current Line-Up reads as follows: CHARLY STEINHAUER (vox,guit), GUS DRAX (guit), OLLY KELLER (bass), ROLAND JAHODA (drums)."

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Strange Flesh Streaming New Song

Virginia's Strange Flesh has made a new song available for streaming online. A demo version of the new track "Disciple," which has not been mastered yet, can be heard through the band's official MySpace page.

Strange Flesh also have the following upcoming tour dates:

1/22 2010 Excalibur Las Vegas, Nevada
1/23 2010 Excalibur Las Vegas, Nevada
1/24 2010 Excalibur Las Vegas, Nevada
1/30 2010 Private CD listening party. VIRGINIA BEACH

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Corpsefucking Art Recruits New Vocalist

Italian death metallers Corpsefucking Art have announced that they have recruited a new vocalist. Claudio "Genobile" Carmenini of Tools of Torture will now be taking on the band's vocal duties. Samples of Corpsefucking Art's music can be found at their official MySpace page.

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God Forbid Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

God Forbid has issued the following statement about their upcoming tour dates:

"This is quite a surprise to announce God Forbid's participation in the Five Finger Death Punch, Shadows Fall, 2 Cents tour. This was a tour we were looking at when it was first being put together, so the fact that we eventually landed it, even though it was a last minute thing, is a stroke of good fortune. We do wish our friends in Throwdown well, and hope whatever happened turns out ok in the end. Big thanks to FFDP for bringing us out! We have become good friends with them over the last couple years, and the fact that they are making this huge gesture is awesome. We go all the way back with our brothers in Shadows Fall to our first tour in 2000, so this will be another trip around the rodeo with some old friends. We've never toured with 2 Cents, but know Adair from Manttis and the other guys seem super cool. Unfortunately, we will have cancel our Jan 29th performance with Life of Agony in Long Island. Combined with the spring tour with Lamb of God and the summer Mayhem Festival, this will be the most successful US touring cycle GF has ever had, so it's a big reason to be positive in 2010!

"In other news, God Forbid will be heading out with our friends in Kittie for a few weeks in March mainly focusing on the northeast. One of the sickest new bands around, Periphery, will open the first part of the tour, and Gwen Stacy will open the 2nd part. This will more than likely be the last tour before getting back to working on a new album. appy new year to everyone, and we'll see you on tour! Tour dates are below."

God Forbid's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Coronatus Announces German Shows

German gothic metal band CORONATUS has announced the following German shows:

16.01. DE-Balingen, Sonnenkeller
30.01. DE-Stuttgart, Intus
20.03. DE-Essen, Sounds

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Finntroll Posts "Solsagan" Music Video Online

Finnish folk metal band FINNTROLL has revealed their brand-new video for the song “Solsagan” on MySpace. The new video was produced by Vasara Films (Dark Tranquillity, Turisas).

The song comes off of their new album “Nifelvind” was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Ensiferum, etc.) in Helsinki, Finland and mastered by Mika Jussila (Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica, Him, etc.) at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the band's own guitarist Skrymer.

"Nifelvind" will be released on the following dates:
FINLAND: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, February 19, 2010
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, February 22, 2010
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
North America: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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Skindred Posts New Song Online

Skindred has posted their new single "You Can't Stop It" on their MySpace page.

Upcoming Skindred tour dates are as follows:

Feb 04 - Zal Ozhidania - St. Petersburg - Russia
Feb 05 - Glavclub - Moscow - Russia
Feb 16 - Melkweg - Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Feb 17 - 013 - Tilburg - The Netherlands
Feb 18 - Logo - Hamburg - Germany
Feb 19 - Sitcky Fingers - Gothenburg - Sweden
Feb 20 - Gote Kallare - Stockholm - Sweden
Feb 22 - Tavastia - Helsinki - Finland
Feb 24 - Loppen - Coppenhagen - Denmark
Feb 25 - Magnet - Berlin - Germany
Feb 26 - Conne Island - Leipzig - Germany
Feb 27 - Palac Akropolis - Prague - Czech Republic
Feb 28 - Flex - Wieb - Austria
Mar 02 - Avart - Zurich - Czech Republic
Mar 03 - 59:1 - Munich - Germany
Mar 04 - Universum - Stuttgart - Germany
Mar 05 - Underground - Cologne - Germany
Mar 06 - Watt Basement - Rotterdam - The Netherlands
Mar 07 - AB - Brussels - Belgium
Mar 09 - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth - United Kingdom
Mar 10 - The Royal - Derby - United Kingdom
Mar 11 - Arts Center - Colchester - United Kingdom
Mar 12 - The Quake Club - Woking - United Kingdom
Mar 13 - Hammerfest - Prestatyn - United Kingdom
Mar 15 - 53 Degrees - Preston - United Kingdom
Mar 16 - Studio 24 - Edinburgh - United Kingdom
Mar 17 - Duchess - York - United Kingdom
Mar 18 - Academy 2 - Birmingham - United Kingdom
Mar 19 - TJ’s - Newport - United Kingdom
Mar 20 - Academy - Dublin - Ireland
Mar 21 - Limelight - Belfast - United Kingdom

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Hostile Cell Posts New Song, "S.O.R.," Online

Swedish metal band Hostile Cell has posted a rough mixed version of a new song, "S.O.R." at this location. The song comes off their upcoming album, "The Deafening," which will be released worldwide on April 6th through Coreshot Productions.

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Them Crooked Vultures Posts Live Videos Online

Them Crooked Vultures, featuring Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Alain Johannes, has posted several live videosfrom Canal Plus Studios on December 4, 2009. Check out the video of "No One Loves Me & Neither Do I" below, with videos of "Dead End Friends," "Scumbag Blues," and "Elephants" after the jump.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Too Tired to Row?

Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) will be co-hosting (with Kerri Kasem ) “The Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx”, a radio show that will play rock music and promises a look inside the life of a rock star. No word yet on how “Tattoo Corner, a Look at Nikki’s tats” will play out on the radio…Ramon Sampson beat out Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and John Tempestra (The Cult) in the Guitar Center DRUM OFF in L.A. this past week, answering the age old question: What do drummers do in the winter months when not on tour?... More...

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Headline News

Former Misfits Drummer Passes Away

Brian "Damage" Keats, the former drummer for such legendary American punk bands as Verbal Abuse, Misfits and Genocide, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was fourty six years old and is survived by his wife and child. Keats was born in Brooklyn, New York and performed in the last incantation of Misfits to feature frontman Glen Danzig. After The Misfits finished, he racked up an impressive resume of bands by joining the likes of Hellbound, The Skulls, Angels In Vain and Wink, amongst many others.

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God Forbid Reveals New Guitar Player

New Jersey based metalcore outfit God Forbid has revealed that they have recruited a new guitar player in the shape of former Himsa guitarist Matt Wicklund. An excerpt from guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle's blog reads as follows:

"This past fall and winter has been a refocusing period on a personal and business level for God Forbid figuring what the next phase of this band will be. Another announcement is that Matt Wicklund (WARREL DANE, ex-HIMSA,) is our new guitar player. He relocated to New Jersey and immediately started contributing new material. Along with being a great guy, he fit in with all of us really well, and it seemed like a no brainer. It's hard to say what the new material will be like, but so far I can say it's going to be very hook oriented, and obviously without Dallas, it will have a different vibe. Matt and I have very similar musical tastes, but he comes from a more trained background in theory which should create an interesting dynamic. He is also a very good lead guitar player, so there will probably be more solos. As soon as we do a new photo shoot, we will update all of our websites with Matt. We'll see you on tour!"

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