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Metal News for January 25, 2010

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30 news articles posted on this day.

Dream Evil Posts New Song, "Immortal," Online

Swedish metal band DREAM EVIL has released their new album “In The Night” in Europe and has posted the album’s opener, “Immortal,” on their MySpace page. “In The Night” was produced at Sweden’s Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, HammerFall, etc.), which is owned by DREAM EVIL axeman Fredrik Nordström and the artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Krisiun etc.).

The album is also available as Limited Edition Mediabook CD with alternate cover artwork, extended booklet, two bonus tracks (“Good Nightmare” and “The Return”) as well as an exclusive patch. More...

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Stream Hypnotheticall's Entire Debut Album Online

Italian metal band Hypnotheticall has posted their entire debut album, "Dead World," in its entirety on their MySpace page. The tracklisting for "Dead World" is as follows:

1. Dead World
2. The Eternal Nothingness Of Sin
3. Fear Of A Suffocated Wrath
4. No Room To Imagination
5. Heaven Close At Hand
6. Hi-tech Lonelyness
7. Lost Children
8. Bloody Afternoon

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Ozzy Osbourne To Appear On Howard Stern Show

Continuing on his "I Am Ozzy" book tour, the Prince of Darkness will descend upon The Howard Stern Show tomorrow morning, Tuesday January 26th. Following that interview you can catch Ozzy on the Opie and Anthony radio program as well. Then later tomorrow evening Ozzy has his 3rd U.S. book signing at Borders at 10 Columbus Circle in Manhattan at 7pm.

Ozzy appeared on NBC's "Today Show" this morning. You can watch that appearance online here.

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Sorrowful Angels Parts Ways With Drummer

Greek metal band Sorrowful Angels has issued the following update regarding the departure of drummer St. Jim

"We are sad to say that our friend and great drummer St. Jim will not be continuing with us anymore. Our relationships remain great and he is still a great friend and brother. We wish him best of luck with his future music pursuits."

"His replacement will be Fivos Andriopoulos (Sadolls) which we plan of having as a full member. Fivos first gig will be on the 26th of February @ Jasmin Rock Club Athens."

"This date is special for us because we celebrate the worldwide release of our debut album 'Ship In Your Trip' with a live performance with special guests The Fallen Within"

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Evil Adam Posts New Song Online

Singer and songwriter, Rene Rosa, of New Jersey metal band Evil Adam, has posted a new self recorded demo on the band's Reverbnation page. The song, entitled "Innocence Through Guilt," will be part of a future concept album.

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Stream Taking Dawn's Debut Album in Its Entirety

Las Vegas hard rockers Taking Dawn have posted their entire debut album, "Time To Burn," on their MySpace page for streaming for one week. The album will be released tomorrow and features the following tracklisting:

01. Time To Burn
02. Like A Revolution
03. Take Me Away
04. So Loud
05. Save Me
06. Close Your Eyes
07. Godless
08. Fight ‘Em With Your Rock
09. Never Enough
10. Endlessly
11. The Chain

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Fearscape Writing New Material

Australian Christian black metal act Fearscape has issued the following update about writing new material:

"The process has begun. Phil and I have recently started putting together material and I have been busy penning lyrics for at least 4 new songs ( I have another 2 'on the drawing board'). Phil and I will be meeting regularly to stitch together and grind over riffs, Phil will tab this material and pass on to Pete for him to play with, re write, build on etc. We will continue the process with a number of songs at once until we are happy with the end structure and atmosphere.

"What to expect? RAGE. Dark...darker than we have ever gone before. Aggression.....more than we have ever had before. This time we will be writing from the heart and digging into the mind, no holds barred on a range of subjects we have been dwelling on and researching over the last 2 1/2 years. Will some people get upset and offended-YES. The truth hurts. Besides, a little revolution now and again is a good thing."

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Fallen Martyr To Support Hypno5e On Tour

Fallen Martyr have announced they will be supporting Hypno5e and Starring Janet Leigh on the upcoming second Metal As Art tour. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:

2/9/2010 – Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber w/ This Or The Apocalypse
2/10/2010 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
2/11/2010 – Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
2/12/2010 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
2/13/2010 – Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole
2/14/2010 – TBA
2/15/2010 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s
2/17/2010 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
2/18/2010 – Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
2/19/2010 – East Lansing, MI @ Small Planet
2/20/2010 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Breakroom
2/21/2010 – Detroit, MI @ Paycheck’s
2/22/2010 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
2/23/2010 – TBA
2/24/2010 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
2/25/2010 – TBA
2/26/2010 – Oneonta, NY @ Foothill’s Pac
2/27/2010 – Burlington, VT @ 242 Main
2/28/2010 – Manchester, NH @ Ground Zero
3/1/2010 - TBA
3/2/2010 – TBA
3/3/2010 – TBA
3/4/2010 – New York, NY @ Fontana’s - TONES OF DEATH SHOW

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Exilia Recording New Single

Italy's Exilia has issued the following statement about recording a new single:

"Hey guys some news from Exilia’s world!! The band is actually in studio to finish the recordings of their brand new smash hit called 'No Tears For You,' the song will appear into a special edition CD that will be out between March and April 2010 and it will also include some unplugged version of the famous hits like 'Stop Playing God' and 'Coincidence' and many more. Stay tuned for more news!"

Sample Exilia tracks can be heard at their MySpace page.

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Every Time I Die Announces U.S. Tour

Buffalo New York's Every Time I Die have announced plans for a headlining U.S. tour beginning in March with Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, and Trapped Under Ice providing support. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/10 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
3/11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
3/12 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
3/14 – London, ON – Cowboys
3/15 – Kitchener, ON – Elements
3/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
3/17 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
3/19 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
3/20 – Regina, SK – Distrikt
3/21 – Calgary, AB – The Warehouse
3/22 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
3/25 – Spokane, WA – BLVD
3/26 – Boise, ID – The Venue
3/27 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
3/28 – Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
3/29 – Sparks, NV – New Oasis
3/30 – Las Vegas, NV – Area 702 Skatepark
3/31 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
4/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
4/2 – Lubbock, TX – Tequila Jungle
4/3 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
4/5 – Louisville, KY – Headliners
4/6 – Erie, PA – Forward Hall

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Fu Manchu To Tour Europe, Posts New Music Online

Southern California's heavy fuzz rock legends Fu Manchu will return to Europe with their new studio album "Signs Of Infinite Power." You can catch them live on the following tour dates:

28 Jan 2010 Islington Academy London (UK)
29 Jan 2010 Trabendo Paris (F)
30 Jan 2010 Burgerweeshuis Deventer (NL)
31 Jan 2010 Substage Karlsruhe (D)
1 Feb 2010 Bad Bonn Dudingen (CH)
3 Feb 2010 LA2 Barcelona (ES)
4 Feb 2010 Dick Madrid (ES)
5 Feb 2010 Santiago Alquimista Lisbonv (PT)
7 Feb 2010 Café Rex Toulouse (F)
8 Feb 2010 Les docks Lausanne (CH)
9 Feb 2010 Mascotte Zurich (CH)
10 Feb 2010 Latte Brescia (I)
12 Feb 2010 Bronson Ravena (I)
13 Feb 2010 Zion Conegliano (I)
14 Feb 2010 TBA (CH)
16 Feb 2010 Columbiaclub Berlin (D)
17 Feb 2010 Kleine Freiheit Osnabruck (D)
18 Feb 2010 W2 Den Bosch (NL)
19 Feb 2010 Patronaat Haarlem (NL)
21 Feb 2010 KB Malmo (Swe)
22 Feb 2010 Debaser Stockholm (DK)
23 Feb 2010 Rockfeller Oslo (NO)
24 Feb 2010 Vega Copenhagen (DK)

A sneak peak at what "Signs of Infinite Power" holds in store can be found at the band’s MySpace page where you can check out three new songs.

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Megadeth Announces "Rust In Peace" Tour

American thrash metal legends Megadeth have announced that they will be heading out on the road in March to not only support their new studio album, "Endgame," but also to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their classic 1990 album, "Rust In Peace." The band will be performing the album from start to finish on the tour and will also be joined on the trek by fellow thrash metal titans Testament and Exodus.

The initial tour dates are as follows: More...

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First Bands Confirmed For Download 2010

The organisers of the United Kingdom's Download festival has announced the first batch of names for this year's edition of the event. The biggest news is that AC/DC will be headlining the first day of the event, marking their first appearance at Donington since 1991. Many other big names have also been added to the bill, including Them Crooked Vultures, Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Wolfmother and Volbeat. The festival will be held at Castle Donington from June 11th - 13th. Stay tuned for more confirmations and details.

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Ozzy Osbourne Appears On NBC's "Today Show"

Ozzy Osbourne appeared on NBC-TV's "Today Show" today, Monday, January 25 in support of his "I AM OZZY" autobiography. He'll drop by the show again on Wednesday (January 27), when his wife Sharon co-hosts the latter part of the show. Due out January 25, "I AM OZZY" tells his unbelievable story, for the first time, in OZZY's hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice.

Later on Monday he Ozzy will have two book signings, New York City and a 2nd in Ridgewood, NJ. See the full list of signings here. Stay tuned for more OZZY TV appearances in the coming weeks as well.

If you missed today's appearance, like we did, you can still watch it online here.

As previously reported, Ozzy recently announced he's scrapping the title of "Soul Sucka" for his latest album after receiving a large amount of criticism from his fan base. He also gave the most definite confirmation to date that Ozzfest 2010 will take place, stating "After Ozzfest I’m doing the most extensive tour of my life. It’ll be something like, 3,025 dates."

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Lightning Swords Of Death Explains Canceled Show

Los Angeles black metallers Lightning Swords of Death have issued the following statement about canceling their January 24th Winnipeg tour date:

"Trapped under ice in Regina, LSOD cancel Winnipeg show due to heavy snow storms, our rig sliding off the road and into a ditch...twice, where our trailer flipped over ...we are still alive ...ice warriors!! We are waiting for the blizzards to stop to return to the tour. Thanks to the Canadian road dogs who pulled us out!!!"

Lightning Swords of Death still have the following upcoming tour dates:

1/26 2010 House of Blues - Behemoth Chicago, Illinois
1/27 2010 Peabody’s Down Under - Behemoth Cleveland, Ohio
1/28 2010 Mr Small’s Theatre - Behemoth Milvale, Pennsylvania
1/29 2010 The Palladium - Behemoth Worcester, Massachusetts
1/31 2010 The Crazy Donkey - Behemoth Farmingdale, New York
3/16 2010 Bluebird Theater - Kreator Denver, Colorado
3/18 2010 El Corazon - Kreator Seattle, Washington
3/19 2010 Rickshaw Theater - Kreator Vancouver, British Columbia
3/20 2010 Hawthorne Theatre - Kreator Portland, Oregon
3/21 2010 Slim’s - Kreator San Francisco, California
3/23 2010 House of Blues - Kreator Hollywood, California
3/24 2010 House of Blues - Kreator San Diego, California
3/25 2010 The Rock - Kreator Tuscon, Arizona
3/27 2010 Emo’s Alternative Lounging - Kreator Austin, Texas
3/28 2010 Meridian - Kreator Houston, Texas
3/30 2010 The Club at Firestone - Kreator Orlando, Florida
3/31 2010 The Masquerade - Kreator Atlanta, Georgia

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Opeth Confirmed For Paaspop Festival

Swedish progressive death metal act Opeth have been confirmed to perform at the Paaspop Festival, which takes place on April 3rd and 4th, 2010. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Opeth's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

3/30 2010 Cirkus Stockholm
4/1 2010 Lichtburg Essen
4/3 2010 Bataclan (SOLD OUT) Paris
4/4 2010 Paaspop Festival Schijndel
4/5 2010 Royal Albert Hall London
4/7 2010 Terminal 5 New York, New York
4/9 2010 The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
6/12 2010 Sweden Rock Festival Sölvesborg

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Satyrasis Announces New Drummer

Michigan metallers Satyrasis have issued the following update about recruiting a drummer and recording a new album:

"Dearest Closet Sophie B. Hawkins Fans, we have some news regarding our recently vacated percussion position. Surprisingly good news, too! We'd like you to meet our new drummer. (not representative of actual likeness) Unfortunately, I'm pulling your leg.......obviously we don't really have a two-headed Muppet drumming for us. (which is a shame, because if we did, we get a record deal in a second. Not to mention the amount of cock smashing awesome it would be)

"I digress. The real reason for the blog is a two fold introduction and re-re-re-reintroduction of our new drumming tandem. Firstly, we'd like to welcome Dimitri Mitropoulos back into the band with great humility knowing full well that he should've never went anywhere in the first place. Dimitri's exploits at 8 1/2 & Dequindre are well documented in Satyralore, but if you need convincing....check out his wiki. Dimitri will be the guy you hear on next Satyrasis record and any subsequent recordings that follow. We're just glad to have him back. More...

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Heathen Posts Two More New Songs Online

Bay Area thrash metal veterans Heathen has posted two more new songs online from their brand new studio album, "Evolution Through Chaos." You can check out the songs "Undone" and "Arrows Of Agony" by heading to the band's official Myspace page. The album was released today in Europe and will be available in North America on February 16th through Mascot Records. The band are currently planning to tour Europe later this year in support of the record.

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Saviours Issues Band Update

California's Saviours have issued the following update about new live shows:

"Long time no updates... We are all alive and well, jamming some new riffs already and doing whatever it is we do. Lots of shit coming up. Chris Grande is playing bass with us for the next few months so buy him whiskey shots because he's rad. You can buy us shots too if you like The Japanese version of Into Abaddon with new art will be out on January 26th. Check out scion rock fest in Columbus Ohio on March 13. We're playing and its free! Plotting to come back to the U.K. soon and Europe in the summer! Hellfest is confirmed, much more to come.

"Also, our new lp/cd accelerated living is still out now. Go get it from kemado!!! It will kick your ass! Some other tricks up out sleeves too...We'll let you know when its time. Finally, thanks for all the support, especially to everyone who came out to the shows or bought records or whatever in 2009! It means a ton to us. Bad skulls has put up new shirts and hoodies. Go buy them Some more shows with the legendary saint vitus next week. To miss these shows would be foolish."

Saviour's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

1/28 10 Los Angeles, CA ultra violet, Saint vitus / saviours / ancestors / totimoshi
1/29/10 San Francisco, CA dna lounge Saint vitus / saviours / laudanum / dusted angel
2/6 Tokyo @ earthdom w/ electric eel shock + barebones + fastkill + earth blow
2/11 Tokyo @ earthdom w/ eternal elysium + church of misery + coffins + king goblin
2/12 Yokkaichi @ club chaos w/ eternal elysium + acrostix + sickhead
2/13 Osaka @ hokage w/ palm + terror squad + masterpeace + doburoku kyoudai
2/14 Nagoya @ club zion w/ eternal elysium + palm + hydrophobia + revolt + little bastards + stone banquet + vomit monster

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Scorpions Announces New Album Release Date

German hard rock legends the Scorpions has announced that their next and final studio album, "Sting In The Tail" will hit the stores in North America through Universal Music. The album will see a slightly earlier release date of March 19th in Europe. Stay tuned for further details including the tracklisting and world tour dates.

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DarkBlack Recruits New Bassist

Portland based metal act DarkBlack has issued the following statement about recruiting a new bassist:

"We've added a new warrior to our Metal Force! We are very happy to announce, that our good friend Cliff will be taking over bass guitar duties for DarkBlack. Tim in turn will be working solely the vocal end of things from now on with Cliff raging on the bass! Check out the new feel, live at Berbati's Pan in PDX on February 19th with the Lord Weird Slough Feg!"

DarkBlack are currently streaming three songs online through their MySpace page.

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Sigh Confirmed For Hellfest

Japanese metallers Sigh have been confirmed to perform at the Hellfest, which takes place from June 18th - June 20th, 2010 in Clisson, France. More information about the festival can be found at this location. Sigh's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

3/20 2010 Missions Tokyo
4/10 2010 Black Curse Over Hellsinki Helsinki
6/18 2010 Hellfest 2010 Clisson
8/12 2010 Brutal Assaul XV 2010

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To-Mera Announces First Live Show In 2010

To-Mera has issued the following update about booking their first live show of the year:

"First show of 2010 confirmed. We will be opening for Theatre of Tragedy on the 14th of March at the Underworld, Camden, so come down for a selection of songs old and new! In other news, we are working on arranging some Eurodates for the summer, and maybe, just maybe, our first show on the other side of the Atlantic. Fingers crossed."

Sample To-Mera tracks are available for streaming via their official MySpace page.

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Katagory V Posts Live Concert Footage Online

Katagory V has recently posted video clips of the bands comeback performance shot in their hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. Bassist/songwriter and founding member Dustin Mitchell talks about the clips and the revamped line-up:

“With preproduction complete, and having some downtime before we start the recording sessions for our fifth album in early April, Katagory V decided to step out onto the stage. It has been well over a year since the band has performed live, and with a some of the guys of the current line up being fairly new and having never performed with Katagory V on stage, Kris (Krompel, Guitars) and Bizzarro (Drums) respectively; it was high time to test the waters and see how we would fare in that environment. After being cooped up in the studio for the last 10 months writing and working on the next album, everyone was suffering from severe cabin fever. After all, Katagory V is not a studio project, but in fact a live band!" More...

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Powerman 5000 Announces American Tour Dates

POWERMAN 5000 has announced the following American dates:

6/01 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
6/03 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
6/04 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
6/05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
6/06 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
6/09 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
6/10 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
6/11 - Cedar Rapids, IA - 3rd St Live
6/12 - Madison, WI - The Annex
6/13 - Elgin, IL - The Main Event
6/14 - Green Bay, WI - Tom, Dick and Harry's
6/16 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
6/17 - Johnson City, TN - Vision
6/18 - Nashville,TN - The Muse
6/19 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
6/20 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
6/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
6/23 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
6/24 - Phoenix, AZ - U.B.'s
6/25 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
6/26 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater

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Kiuas Finish Mastering New Album

Finnish metal band Kiuas has issued the following update on the progress of their new album:

"Album is now mastered! We will get the final master next Monday. Things are starting to roll... more news coming up about the new album soon"

The band has also updated their studio diary, which now includes information about recording the keyboard tracks for the album.

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Mayhem Announces North American Tour

Norwegian black metal band MAYHEM has announced that support will come from LUDICRA and KRALLICE on Mayhem's upcoming North American tour. Ludicra will be embarking on the entire tour as Mayhem's direct support (and will be playing extra dates as well too) while Krallice will only be on select dates of the tour. The dates are as follows:

*denotes Krallice appearance

4/7 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
4/8 New York, NY Fillmore @ Irving Plaza*
4/9 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs*
4/10 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques*
4/11 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House*
4/13 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
4/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Arms
4/16 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
4/17 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
4/18 Calgary, AB @ Republik
4/20 Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
4/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/22 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/24 San Francisco, @ CA Slim's
4/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater

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Violator Reveals New Album Details

Brazilian thrash metal band Violator has revealed the cover and tracklisting of their upcoming new album "Annihilation Process." The cover art was designed by artist Andrei Bowzikov (Nocturnal Graves, Municipal Waste, Amebix, Fueled by Fire, Cannabis Corpse, Sewer, Voetsek and more)

The tracklisting for "Annihilation Process" is as follows:

01. Poisoned by Ignorance
02. Uniformity is Conformity
03. Give Destruction or Give me Death
04. Apocalypse Engine
05. Deadly Sadistic Experiments
06. Futurephobia
07. You’ll Come Back Before Dying (Executer)

The song "Deadly Sadistic Experiments," which will be part of CD is available for listening at this location.

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W.A.S.P. Announces Tour Dates

W.A.S.P. has announced the following North and South American tour dates:

02/28/10 - SAN DIEGO, CA - 4TH & B
03/06/10 - DETROIT, MI - - HARPOS
03/10/10 - WANTAGH, NY - - MULCAHYS
03/25/10 - SPARKS, NV - NEW OASIS
03/27/10 - TUCSON, AZ - THE ROCK

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Special Ops Announces Quebec and Ontario Dates

Montreal's Special Ops will be invading the following Quebec and Ontario tour dates in promotion of their third studio release, "Through The Heart of The Infidel," produced by award winning producer Glen Robinson (Voivod, The Ramones, ACDC, GWAR) and engineered by Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope, Monarchy).

Here are the latest tour dates:

Jan 24, 2010 - Dollar Cinema - Montreal, QC - (Haiti Benefit Concert)
Jan 27, 2010 - Dagobert - Quebec City, QC
Jan 30, 2010 - Bar Le Magog - Sherbrooke, QC
Feb 5, 2010 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
Feb 12, 2010 - Bar Le Trash - St. Hyacinthe, QC
Feb 19, 2010 - Bar St. Laurent 2 (Blankfest Quebec - Blanket Fundraiser for Montreal's Homeless) - Montreal, QC
Feb 26, 2010 - Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON
Feb 27, 2010 - Bar Le Magog - Sherbrooke, QC
March 6, 2010 - Velvet Underground- Toronto, ON
March 7, 2010 - Rainbow - Ottawa, ON

Special Ops performed an unplugged set alongside Montreal artists Dave Rickers, Nadia Bashalani, and Juno nominated Kali last night on Sunday, January 24th for an eclectic night of music in support of raising clothing, health items and non perishable food for victims of Haiti's earthquake disaster.

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