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Metal News for January 18, 2010

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Rob Zombie To Direct An Episode of CSI: Miami

Rob Zombie has been tapped to direct an episode of CSI: Miami. Zombie comments: "Here is just a small taste of the mind-blowing episode of CSI:Miami coming your way! This is gonna be the biggest one yet! Stay tuned for more exciting news!"

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Exhorder, Crowbar Announce Metal Gras Appearance

For the first time since 1992, Exhorder and Crowbar will share the same stage at Metal Gras 2010 on Friday, February 12th with Flesh Parade opening. The show will take place at The Hangar, located at 1511 S. Rendon in New Orleans during the biggest weekend of Mardi Gras. Tickets are $20.00 with doors at 9pm. The show starts at 10pm.

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Slumber Posts Studio Photos

Swedish metallers Slumber have posted a series of photographs from the recording studio, which can be viewed here. The band also issued the following update:

"As some of you know, we're in an isolated studio in the middle of nowhere. You can't tell whether its Siberia or Sweden. A very fascinating contrast occurs when you step outside of the studio. The vast empty winter landscape and snow covered horizon. A calm and cold breeze gently fucks up your mood, while you try to enjoy the landscape. Very soothing experience. Once you open the doors to the studio again, a MASSIVE wall of majestic forcing sound pulls you down to earth, and your body wants to surrender to the music. Almost like a mix of panic and euphoria."

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Deathbound Confirmed For Jalometalli Winterfest

Finland's Deathbound have announced they will performing alongside Behemoth, Winterwolf, and Torture Pulse at the Jalometalli Winterfest on March 6th, 2010. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Deathbound also have the following upcoming tour dates:

1/27 2010 FINLAND TAMPERE VASTAVIRTA
1/28 2010 FINLAND HELSINKI TAVASTIA
1/29 2010 FINLAND TURKU TVO
1/30 2010 FINLAND PORI BAARIKAAPPI
2/12 2010 SWEDEN - STOCKHOLM SNÖVIT
2/13 2010 DENMARK - FREDERICIA UNGDOMENSHUS
2/14 2010 GERMANY - OSNABRUCK 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 - ANNA-BUCHHOLZ GLEIS 3
2/20 2010 GERMANY - STUTTGART CLUB ZENTRAL
2/21 2010 SWITZERLAND - ZURICH DYNAMO WERK 21
2/22 2010 ITALY - VIZENZA 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 KAWARN
2/27 2010 GERMANY - LEIPZIG HELLRAISER
2/28 2010 GERMANY - GREIFSWALD KLEX
3/6 2010 FINLAND OULU JALOMETALLI WINTERFEST 2010

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Guerrilla Offering New Album As Free Download

German metallers Guerrilla have announced they are currently offering their new album "Kickstart Revolution" as a free download. The album can be found at this location (registration is required). Vocalist Horn of death metal act Jack Slater contributes guest vocals on the track "Plagueraiser." Samples of Guerrilla's music are also available for streaming through their official MySpace page.

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FullForce Streaming New Demo Track

Sweden's FullForce, who recently recruited bassist Tommy Larsson after the departure of previous bass player Magnus Rosén, are currently streaming a new demo track online. The song "Mythomaniac" can be heard via the FullForce MySpace page. FullForce is currently in the process of recording a new album which is set to be released later this year.

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Devildriver Guitarists Checks In From The Road

Devildriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer has checked in from the bands current headlining tour with a message to the band's fans. It reads as follows:

"It feels so good to be on a full-on metal tour again in the States. Our second tour with Thy Will Be Done and our first with Suffocation and Goatwhore. All excellent bands and a shit load of fun to get drunk with. All the shows have been amazing. Last night we played the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO just outside of Denver. We had a great show and made our way to a club that a friend of ours works at (which means free drinks!!!!) I'm not sure what the theme of the night was at the club but I have never seen so many transvestites in one place. (Not that there is anything wrong with that!!!!)"

Guitarist Jeff Kendrick states: "Into the second week of our Bound By The Road tour (2010) edition and it is going fucking fantastic! First of all, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I hope everyone is off to a great start of the year and I wish everyone a bright and prosperous 2010! More...

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Hatebreed Postpones European Shows

Hatebreed has announced the first three shows of the Black Procession tour with Machine Head (scheduled to take place in Stuttgart, Offenbach and Hamburg) have been postponed due to frontman Jamey Jasta falling ill. These shows will be rescheduled for mid-April time.

Jasta commented: "I feel terrible to have to miss these first 3 shows but I need this time to heal up to make sure I will be 100%."

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Black Sabbath Guitarist To Release Autobiography

Foundry Literary + Media cofounder Peter McGuigan has reportedly completed a six-figure North American rights deal, at auction, with Ben Schafer of Da Capo for Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell guitarist Tony Iommi's book "Iron Man", a memoir due out later this year. McGuigan, who described Iommi as one of the forebears of heavy metal, called the book a genre-bending rockology/life story that is "Angela's Ashes meets The Ground Beneath Her Feet meets Spinal Tap."

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Slayer Says "Hold On To Your Tickets"

Slayer tells fans to hold on to their tickets in their latest update:

"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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Arsames Posts Amon Amarth Cover Video Online

Iranian death metal band Arsames has posted a video of them covering Amon Amarth's "The Pursuit of Vikings." Check out the video below.

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Iced Earth Adds Dates To South American Tour

Iced Earth has announced a couple new date on their previously announced South and Central American tour, including a date in Brazil and Chile. Here are the latest tour dates:

JAN.30.2010 - Monterrey, Mexico - Café Iguana
FEB.02.2010 - Mexico City, Mexico - Bulldog Café
FEB.04.2010 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Lapa Multshow
FEB.06.2010 - São Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal
FEB.07.2010 - Curitiba, Brazil - Master Hall
FEB.09.2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - El Teatro Flores
FEB.11.2010 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Teleton
FEB.14.2010 - Bogotá, Colombia - Teatro Metropol

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Gaia Epicus Offering Albums As Free Downloads

Norway's Gaia Epicus have announced they are offering all four of their albums as free downloads for the next two weeks. The albums "Satrap," "Symphony of Glory," "Victory," and "Damnation" can be found at this location. Samples of Gaia Epicus' music are also available for streaming via their MySpace page.

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Heathen Streaming Two New Songs

Bay Area thrashers Heathen have posted the first two tracks from their forthcoming album “The Evolution of Chaos” on their Myspace page. The songs “Dying Season” and “Control By Chaos” are both available for streaming in their entirety. “The Evolution of Chaos” will be released in Europe on January 25th and in the U.S. on February 16th via Mascot Records. Heathen is currently planning a tour of Europe in support of the new album, with dates to be announced soon.

“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 Hero's Welcome
7. Undone
8. Bloodkult
9. Red Tears Of Disgrace
10. Silent Nothingness

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Nominon Announces New Bass Player

Sweden's Nominon has issued the following update about recruiting a new bassist:

"We would now like to announce the new Nominon bassist, his name is Martin Petersson and he comes from Gothenburg here in Sweden. After two intense rehearsal weekends with Martin the band have decided to welcome him as a permanent member. The search for a new vocalist goes on, yet the band are sure that it is just a question of time now until they have found a suitable screamer. It's not too late though to contact Nominon if you believe that you're the right person for the job. Email: nominon@lycos.com Subject: Vokillist! The release date of the new album 'Monumentomb' is set to March 23rd through Deathgasm RDS. We'll be back shortly with further info around the release. There's no escape..."

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Rotting Christ Announces Polish Tour

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ are set to release their new album "Aealo" on February 15th in Europe and February 23rd in the US. The band has issued the following update about touring Poland in support of the album:

"Rotting Christ proudly announces their upcoming headline tour in Poland for April 2010. We are honored as a band that we are back in the land that has been supporting our horde since our first steps and we promise to our Polish metal brothers that we will spit our guts on the stage and you will attend the most Rotting Christ show ever. 'Till April... Keep the horns rising!"

Rotting Christ's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/10 2010 Sodoma Reykjavik-Antichristianic Festival Reykjavik (ICELAND)
4/15 2010 Gwint Bialystok (POLAND)
4/16 2010 Graffity Lublin (POLAND)
4/17 2010 PodPalmed Rzeszow (POLAND)
4/18 2010 Loch Ness Krakow (POLAND)
4/19 2010 Mega Club Katowice (POLAND)
4/20 2010 Madness Wroclaw (POLAND)
4/21 2010 Dekompresja Lodz (POLAND)
4/22 2010 Estrada Bydgoszcz (POLAND)
4/23 2010 Slowianin Szczecin POLAND)
4/24 2010 Ucho Gdynia (POLAND)
4/25 2010 Blue Note Poznan (POLAND)
5/22 2010 Wave Gotik Treffen Festival (Kohlrabizirkus) Leipzig - (GERMANY)
7/8 2010 Tolmin - Metal Camp Festival Tolmin (SLOVENIA)
8/21 2010 MetalMian Festival Mian (BELGIUM)
9/3 2010 Global East Festival Kiev - (UKRAINE)

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Strange Flesh Seeking Second Guitarist

Virginia's Strange Flesh, who recently uploaded nine tracks from their upcoming album "In doG We Lust," has issued the following update about seeking a second guitarist:

"Strange Flesh looking for 2nd guitarist. Dual leads/harmonies. Just rhythm is fine too. Good gear. Practice is 3 nights a week plus gigs. Over 21 (prefer over 31). No drugs. Drinkings fine. We're into Testament/Nevermore/Kreator/Maiden/Arch Enemy/Megadeth etc. Our new album is being released March 23rd and distributed by Nuclear Blast Europe. When responding please: list influences/myspace page/gear. If you can't make the practices or your a hobbyist at best please don't reply. Check out brand new tracks at this location and see if you like it. Thanks."

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The Kandidate Issues New Album Update

Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following statement about releasing their debut album:

"Hi everybody. Our debut album, Until We Are Outnumbered will be released in the end of January or the beginning of february depending on where you live. On that occasion you now have the opportunity to win a signed copy of the album or one of the shirts available in our merch store. Watch the video for further details on how to win!"

The Kandidate also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/15 2010 The Rock Copenhagen
4/16 2010 Royal Metal Fest Århus
4/17 2010 Studenterhuset Ålborg


The Kandidate competition

The Kandidate | MySpace Music Videos

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FullForce Recruits New Bassist

Sweden's FullForce has issued the following update about recruiting a new bass player:

"New bass player in FullForce! After a few weeks of considerations among different candidates to replace Magnus Rosén in FullForce the band have now agreed to whom it will be. The new bass player in FullForce will be Tommy Larsson who previously was the bass player in the Swedish metalband called Hed. He will be a great addition to the band both personally, musically and his dedication to music. Welcome onboard Tommy. Let the journey begin!! If you wanna read more about Tommy Larsson please enter here."

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