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Metal News for January 17, 2010

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20 news articles posted on this day.

Rising Records Announces Three New Signings

Rising Records has announced the signing of three new bands, from London Valpurgis Night, from Colchester Elimination and from Sheffield Downslide. All three bands will have album releases during 2010.

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Diabolic Reveals "Excisions Of Exorcisms" Release

Their first full-length album in several years, Diabolic's "Excisions Of Exorcisms" will be released on Deathgasm Records on March 23, 2010. Artwork is being done by acclaimed artist Joe Petagno.

The band first signed to Deathgasm and released a double-EP, "Chaos In Hell/Possessed By Death," back in 2008.

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Ares Seeking Tour Support For Summer Tour

Florida-based death/thrashers ARES are currently seeking bands for tour support on their upcoming summer tour. They are also available to participate in a package deal if anyone is interested in having them as an opener. Tour plans are being set for June and July of 2010. Contact Dark Harvest Records on MySpace or at booking@darkharvestrecords.com.

Ares released "Kill/Gore/Sledge" over the summer of 2009. You an check out an ecard with streaming audio here.

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Metalhit.com Reduces Full Albums to $5.25

Metalhit.com, who handles digital distribution for dozens of underground metal labels has announced new, reduced prices on full album. Here's the update from the label:

"We are pleased to announce that our entire catalog of releases are now just $5.25 for full albums!!! We decided to make this change after studying the opinions of buyers of digital music. A rare handful of titles from labels outside of our influence will have albums available at alternative prices in our store, however, about 95% or more are available for only $5.25!

"In the meantime, please welcome these new releases to our store this month! "

AOSOTH "Ashes of Angels" (filthy black metal w/ ANTAEUS members)
ARTERY ERUPTION "Driving My Fist through her Chest" (sicko death metal)
BETHLEHEM "Dictius te Necare" (re-master of this classic dark metal album)
DISMAL LAPSE "Eon Fragmentation" (latest off of Deepsend Records)
INFEST "Moshroom" (crazy death metal off of Metal Age Prod.)
MIND ASYLUM "L'Aisle de l'Espirit" (French black metal)
NATRON "Rot Among Us" (classic old-school death metal from one of Italy's first death metal bands!)
NECROPTIC "Meticulous Pathology" (technical and insane death metal)
NEUROLEPSY "Disintegrated Cognizance" (brutal death metal from NY)
SEPSIS "With No Mercy" (killer tech-death)
THE BEAST OF THE APOCALYPSE "A Voice from the Four Horns..." (occult/mystical black metal)
VIOLATED "Only Death Awaits" (Norwegian thrash metal!)

Plus titles from:

ASPHYXIATE RECORDINGS (Vassafor, Diocletian, Paganizer, Denial, etc.)
DEATHGASM RECORDS (Quinta Essentia, Nominon)
IBEX MOON RECORDS (Nervo Chaos, Fatalist, Goreaphobia)
MY KINGDOM MUSIC (almost their entire catalog of releases including bands like Crest of Darkness, Rain Paint, and more!)

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Nominion Readies New Album For Release

Swedish death metal band NOMINON is readying their latest album, "Monumentomb," for release. Their newest full length contains nine songs and was once again recorded at Necromorbus Studio, with artwork by Chris Moyen. "Monumentomb" is set for a March 23rd, 2010 release via Deathgasm Records.!

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Gamma Ray Posts New Video Online

German power metal legends Gamma Ray has posted their new music video online for the title track of their new studio album, "To The Metal." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released on January 29th and will also be issued in a special edition version which will feature bonus tracks as well as a sixty minute DVD. More...

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Cvltvs Mortem Streaming Drum Sampler Track

Black metal act Cvltvs Mortem, formerly known as Sonic Devastation, has issued the following statement about streaming a drum sampler track online from their recording sessions:

"Indeed friends, we really are at work contrary to how quiet things have been for a while! We've got some of Damon's new drum tidbits spliced together from various tracks from the upcoming album to share with you for the moment as proof of our labor. Hope you enjoy the offering that he's worked very hard on! Bear in mind this sampler track is in raw form as of yet, unmastered etc just to give you a peek at some of his drumming on the upcoming album. It's my turn next to start laying down the initial riffage to start piecing it all together over the coming months! Thanks for your patience everyone!"

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Dead Horse Trauma Posts Album Teaser Trailer

Dead Horse Trauma has posted a brief teaser trailer online for their latest album "Infestation." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Demonical Announces Finnish Tour Dates

Swedish death metal act Demonical will be joining Destroyer 666 for three Finnish tour dates in May. Demonical's complete list tour dates is as follows:

2/12 2010 SWEDEN - STOCKHOLM SNÖVIT
2/13 2010 DENMARK - FREDERICIA UNGDOMENS HUS
2/14 2010 GERMANY – OSNABRÜCK BASTARD CLUB
2/15 2010 NETHERLANDS - TILBURG LITTLE DEVIL
2/16 2010 BELGIUM - ANTWERPEN DE ROTS
2/17 2010 BELGIUM – ROESELARE DE VERLICHTE GEEST
2/18 2010 GERMANY – NEUSS DAS HAUS
2/19 2010 GERMANY – ANNABERG-BUCHHOLZ GLEIS 3
2/20 2010 GERMANY – STUTTGART CLUB ZENTRAL
2/21 2010 SWITZERLAND – ZÜRICH DYNAMO WERK 21
2/22 2010 ITALY – VICENZA THE JACK HOLE
2/23 2010 SLOVENIA – LJUBLJANA CHANNEL ZERO
2/24 2010 HUNGARY – PECS TOXIC MUSIC CLUB
2/25 2010 CROATIA – ZAGREB ZELJEZNICAR
2/26 2010 CZECH REPUBLIC – SLAVONICE KAWARNA
2/27 2010 GERMANY – LEIPZIG HELLRAISER
2/28 2010 GERMANY – GREIFSWALD KLEX
5/6 2010 FINLAND - TURKU KLUBI
5/7 2010 FINLAND - HELSINKI DANTE’S HIGHLIGHT
5/8 2010 FINLAND - OULU NUCLEAR NIGHTCLUB
6/4 2010 GERMANY - PROTZEN PROTZEN OPEN AIR
7/8 2010 SLOVENIA - TOLMIN METALCAMP
7/10 2010 GERMANY - TORGAU IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR
8/12 2010 GERMANY - BAD BERKA PARTY SAN OPEN AIR

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DevilDriver Seeking Fan Feedback On Albums

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver has issued the following statement about seeking fan feedback on their best and worst album:

"Killer! Alright alright alright! We've got a great tour! A few days in and everyone's already hanging out! First shows were amazing, thanks to everyone for coming out to support the tour!
Had day off yesterday, in portland today where it's cold and cloudy, perfect weather to write lyrics for #5 Been writing all morning / Got some amazing shit!

"Question to ALL reading this.... What is your favorite DD record and why?? What's your least favorite DD record and why? I will be checking the site for answers so don't hold back"

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Dream Theater Adds Mexican Tour Dates

Dream Theater have announced they will perform three Mexican tour dates in March. The confirmed dates are as follows:

3/5 - Monterrey - Esenica
3/7 - Mexico City - National Auditorium
3/8 - Guadalajara - Diana Theater

Dream Theater's current list of tour dates is as follows: More...

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Kathaarsys To Support Novembers Doom

Spanish black metallers Kathaarsys have announced they will be supporting Novembers Doom on their 20th anniversary European tour in February. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

2/19 LISBOA, SIDE B (PT)
2/20 MADRID, RITMO Y COMPAS (SP)
2/21 VALENCIA, XY ROCK (SP)
2/22 BARCELONA, MEPHISTO (SP)
2/25 ANTWERP, PANDEMONIUM (BE)
2/26 UDEN, DE NIEUWE PUL (HOL)
2/27 VOSSELAAR, BIEBOB (BE)

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Leaves' Eyes Announces North American Tour

Leaves' Eyes have announced they will be returning to North America for a series of tour dates alongside Kamelot and Blackguard. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

9/8 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
9/11 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
9/14 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
9/15 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
9/17 Worcester, MA - Palladium
9/18 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
9/19 Toronto, ON - Opera House
9/21 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
9/22 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
9/24 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
9/25 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
9/27 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
9/29 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
10/1 West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
10/2 San Diego, CA - House of Blues

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Privateer Streaming Acoustic Song

Poland's Privateer are currently streaming an unplugged version of their song "The Traitors" online. Both the acoustic and standard versions of the song can be heard at Privateer's official MySpace page. The song is the title track off Privateer's last full-length album, released in 2006.

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Rough Silk Confirmed For Building A Force Fest

Germany's Rough Silk have announced they will perform at the Building A Force Festival in Bad Rappenau (Germany) on April 10th, 2010. More information on the Building A Force Festival can be found at this location. The other currently confirmed bands for the festival include: Brainstorm, Fleschcrawl, Lanfear, Serenity, The Prophecy23, Thy Bleeding Skies, Icon Clan, and The Past Alive.

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Virus Issues Recording Update

Norway's Virus has issued the following update about recording a new album:

"Giitaah! Latest update: the third album is now well underway, guitars finally being completed last week. Now we need some bass and vocals before doing the mix. The Carheart vinyls are estimated to arrive late January, which means you who have preordered should have your copies early February. We wish to thank everyone who have preordered, you have made the print possible! A whalehug to y'all."

Sample tracks from the Virus discography can be heard via their MySpace page.

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Strange Flesh Streaming New Songs

Strange Flesh have uploaded nine new tracks from their upcoming album "In doG We Lust" to their myspace page. The band has stated that the album is tentatively scheduled for release on March 23rd, 2010 and the cover artwork will be created by Rainer Kalwitz, noted for doing the last Metal Church album, "This Present Wasteland." The 10th and final song from the album is expected to be available for streaming in the coming weeks.

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Sunday Old School: Bolt Thrower

Bolt Thrower is seemingly one of the more forgotten bands when it comes to looking at the history of the British death metal and grindcore scene. They were formed in the city of Coventry in September 1986 and went on to release their debut album, "In Battle There Is No Law," in 1988 through Vinyl Solution Records. Unsatisfied with their record deal, the band moved over to Earache Records, which housed many of their contemporaries such as Napalm Death and Cathedral. Bolt Thrower struck up a deal with British model store Games Workshop and the chain store's main artist, with the band giving away a free record with the store's magazine, White Dwarf. In return, Games Workshop did the band's artwork for free for their next album, "Realm Of Chaos."

Since then, Bolt Thrower has continued to perform live and record new albums, although some speculate that the band may never record another album again, given how satisfied they were with their latest album, "Those Once Loyal." The band stated that they always planned to stop releasing albums once they felt they had recorded the "perfect Bolt Thrower album," a feeling they seemed to have secured with "Those Once Loyal." Bolt Thrower remains a big influence on modern death metal and deathcore, with German deathcore act Heaven Shall Burn naming their debut EP "In Battle There Is No Law" after the band's first album.

Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade
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Orden Ogan Posts Third Video Studio Update

German metal band Orden Ogan has posted a third video studio update blog regarding the progres of their upcoming album, "Easton Hope," which will be release in 2010 through AFM Records. Watch the update below:

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Impetigo Readies New DVD For Release

IMPETIGO's upcoming "Defiling The Stage" DVD is about to go to press and should be in stock with label Deathgash Records by the end of January. The label will soon begin accepting preorders, and we will be making shirts as well. The "Defiling The Stage" DVD is expected to be in stores on February 23rd, 2010.

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