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Metal News for January 25, 2011

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Pit Stories: Epic Afterparty

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Fredrik Johansson of Tuck From Hell shares a story of a good show and even better "afterparty":

Back in 2009 we played a venue in our hometown. The venue was crowded and it was magic in the air. The show was supreme but there was this guy in the audience that was so god damn drunk that he probably didn't even knew that he was there. At first he was just moshing and having fun, then he had a little to fun I guess, when he tried to crash the stage. Suddenly out of nowhere he punched a guy in the face. The police came and took him. Well the show went great for us and now on to the legendary afterparty:

Our singer Niklas Tuck Ingels has an old Dodge Van that was supposed to take us to the afterparty. We met some girl that was sober enough to drive it. Allthough the van didn't start, so Niklas (drunk as hell and butt-naked) stopped a guy and got his jump-starting cables. Yippi-kei-ey the van started. But the girl couldn't drive at all. The whole band, and some other people we brought along, were thrown around in the back seat. Ten minutes later we arrived to the apartment that belonged to a dude we met at the show. That dude started to play some classical music on his acoustic guitar and I went berserk, yelling that Petrus (lead guitar in Tuck from Hell) should play “Battery” instead. So after a while Petrus started shredding, and people went insane! headbanging, moshing and breaking stuff, we kind of thrashed the whole apartment except for his computer. We ended up watching some weird Japanese torture-films that he had, whilst drinking up his 400 dollar bottle of whiskey. Epic, Indeed.

Tuck From Hell recently announced some new shows in support of their upcoming album, "Thrashing," which is due out on January 25th, 2011 via Metalville Records. "Thrashing" can currently be heard in its entirety on AOL Music.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2011 Initial Details

Update: Check out the official announcement here.

While the official announcement has yet to be made, initial details about the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 are being reported around the 'net. Blabbermouth.net reports that Disturbed and Godsmack are rumored to be headlining this summer's touring festival, which will kick off in early July.

Here's the initial Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 lineup (more to be announced):

Main Stage:
DISTURBED
GODSMACK
MEGADETH

Rotating Opening Slot On Main Stage:
MACHINE HEAD
IN FLAMES
TRIVIUM

Second Stage:
SUICIDE SILENCE
UNEARTH
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
ALL SHALL PERISH
KINGDOM OF SORROW

A tip we received also indicates that Red Fang will be part of the lineup.

A total of 13 acts are expected to appear on the bill.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 tour dates appear to be:

Jul. 09 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jul. 13 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Jul. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Jul. 17 - Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 22 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul. 23 - Montreal, QUE @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 24 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 27 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 31 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 02 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 03 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 05 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 07 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 - Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater

Please bear in mind, this is not yet official. The official announcement will be made on Monday, January 31st.

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The Famine Posts Another New Song Online

North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted a new song online taken from its forthcoming full length album "The Architects of Guilt." The song, titled "A Fragile Peace," will be featured on "The Architects of Guilt" which is set for release on February 15, 2011. You can check out the song in the player below:

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Exmortus Streaming Demo Track From New Album

Los Angeles based act Exmortus is heading into the studio in February to record the band's new album "Beyond the Fall of Time," which is the follow up to 2008’s "In Hatred’s Flame." To give fans a taste of what to expect Exmortus has posted a demo track called "Destroy," which can be heard here.

As a bonus, "Entombed with the Pharaohs," another demo track from the forthcoming "Beyond the Fall of Time" can also be heard through the Heavy Artillery MySpace page.

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Hemoptysis Guitarist Discusses Upcoming Album

Arizona based thrash act Hemoptysis is a rising star in the metal world, making a recent appearance at NAMM and gearing up to release the new full-length album "Misanthropic Slaughter" on March 8th, 2011. The band's achievements are all the more impressive for the lack of major label support. Hemoptysis guitarist Masaki Murashita recently spoke with me about the band's upcoming album and the search for a new home with a record label. More...

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Death Of Desire Issues Album Update

Death of Desire has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming "ANTIhuman" album:

"We are proud to inform that after some months of hard work our 'ANTIhuman' album is going under the final stages of production. We are expecting to have the album finished and ready to be unleashed any time soon.

"We have added to this album's lineup the two time Grammy Award winner, Amund Svensson a.k.a. Psy Coma (The Kovenant, Sarah Jezebel Daeva) as our official keyboard player. The album now contains full orchestrations and choral arrangements and the music has expanded exponentially into very epic masterpieces. The official track-listing will be revealed soon."

The lineup for the "ANTIhuman" album is as follows:

Dawn Desiree - Vocals
Morbid - Guitars, bass & vocals
Jan Axel 'Hellhammer' Blomberg - Drums
Psy Coma - Synthesizer & orchestras
Attila Csihar - Guest singer
Steve Tucker - Guest bass player
David Voll - Guest bass player

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Ozzy Osbourne Releases "Let It Die" Music Video

Ozzy Osbourne has released a new music video for his latest single, “Let It Die.” The video starts with him and his band recording the song in the studio and then jumps to a live concert performance with fan footage. Check out the video below:

Ozzy is still touring the U.S. in support of "Scream." Here are the latest tour dates:

01/26 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
01/28 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
01/30 Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
02/01 Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
02/03 HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
02/05 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
02/08 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
02/10 BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
02/12 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
02/14 i wireless Center, Moline, IL
02/16 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
02/18 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
02/20 BankAtlantic Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
02/22 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL

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Before The Dawn Streaming New Song

Finnish dark metal act Before The Dawn has posted the title track online from the band's upcoming album "Deathstar Rising" via MySpace.

Commented main man and multiinstrumentalist Tuomas Saukkonen: "The song is a combination of the strengths of BTD: it's groovy, catchy, melodic but still crushingly heavy. Can't wait to play it (and of course the other new songs!!) live!"

The new album "Deathstar Rising" is currently set for release on February 25th, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Free Download Of The Word Alive Track Available

Today (January 25th) only, Gohastings.com is currently offering a free download of the song "2012" from Phoenix based metalcore act The Word Alive. "2012" is off the album "Deceiver," and can be download at this location.

The Word Alive also recently parted ways with bassist Nicholas Urlacher. A statement from the band regarding the departure can be found here.

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August Burns Red To Record New Album

August Burns Red is set to enter the studio on February 14th, 2011 to record an as-yet-untitled fourth album. The band will re-team with Jason Suecof at his Audio Hammer Studios outside of Orlando, FL.

"We can’t wait to get back to Florida to start recording with Suecof," says guitarist and principle songwriter JB Brubaker. "We’re just about finished writing and it’s shaping up to be a huge sounding album. I can’t ever recall feeling this excited to get started when getting ready for past albums."

The currently untitled album is set for release this summer, with further details to be announced. The band also has the following upcoming live shows:

May 30 - Moscow, Russia @ Tochka Club
May 31 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glav Club
Jun 1 - Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
Jun 2 - Hassleholm, Sweden @ Siesta Festival
Jun 7 - Athens, Greece @ Kyttaro Club
Jun 8 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Balans Club

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The Lidocaine To Record New Album

Finland's The Lidocaine has issued the following announcement about recording a new album in March:

"The Lidocaine is a rock/metal/progressive band coming from Helsinki,Finland, formed in december 2007. The Lidocaine is :Anthony Rausku - vocals and guitar, Eroz - vocals and bass. The debut album Voices and Noises of KILING KOLING was released in june 2009 and now it is available in digital format all around the world.

"Cd-audio version is available on our web shop. Check out the wonderful video document about the making of the album on youtube. The second album On the Road to MIERO recordings will start on 7 March 2011."

You can also check out the band's music at The Lidocaine's official website.

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Devil Sold His Soul Posts Music Video Teaser

Devil Sold His Soul has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming music video for the song "The Disappointment." You can check out the trailer below.

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Jag Panzer Streaming New Song

Jag Panzer has teamed up with Hard Rock Haven to premier a new song online from the band's upcoming album "The Scourge of the Light." You can check out the new song "Union" at this location. A teaser trailer for the new album can also be viewed below.

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Atheist Announces North American Shows

Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about new North American tour dates from Atheist:

"After 17 long years, the progressive metal forefathers return to the North American tour trail! Atheist are personally delivering the monumental sounds of the critically acclaimed new album 'Jupiter' to seven lucky cities. Main support will come from Philadelphia's metalcore champs and new fellow label mates A Life Once Lost, Relapse Records recording artists Revocation and Prosthetic recording artists Last Chance To Reason. Be sure to catch this rare appearance and return of Atheist."

The dates are as follows:

March 4 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 5 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater / Scion Rock Fest
March 7 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
March 8 Montreal, QC @ Le Petit Campus
March 9 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
March 10 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
March 12 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

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Leng Tch'e Announces European Shows

Leng Tch'e is set to hit the road in Europe in support of the band's "Hypomanic" album alongside Killchain. The details are as follows:

11 Feb 11 Pfarrkirchen (DE) Club Bogaloo
12 Feb 11 Olomouc (CZ) S-Club
13 Feb 11 Lucenec (SK) Slimák
14 Feb 11 Bratislava (SK) tba
15 Feb 11 Bologna (IT) Nuovo Lazzaretto
16 Feb 11 Milano (IT) Magnolia Club
17 Feb 11 Vicenza (IT) Mac 2
18 Feb 11 Murska sobota , Prekmurje (SI) Mikk
19 Feb 11 Wien (AT) Escape Metalcorner

You can also check out behind the scenes footage from the recording of the music video for "Totalitarian" below. More...

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A Life Once Lost Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist has officially inked a record deal with U.S. groove metal act A Life Once Lost. "After over a year and a half of working on this record and setback after setback we can finally announce that [our next album] is coming out on Season of Mist in 2011," affirms guitarist Doug Sabolick. "Taking time away from the road helped us look at the band from an outside perspective, which then helped mold a record that encompasses our collective mood over the past few years in typical ALOL fashion. Musically, the theme of this record is to pummel the listener into submission via ignorant riffs. We are finishing writing and demoing as we speak and look forward to working hand in hand with Season of Mist to deliver our vision to the masses."

A Life Once Lost also has the following upcoming tour dates:

04 Feb 11 Baltimore, MD (US) Sonar
05 Feb 11 Springfield, VA (US) Jaxx
06 Feb 11 Richmond, VA (US) The Hat Factory
07 Feb 11 Long Island, NY (US) EHS
08 Mar 11 Montreal, QC (CA) Le Petit Campus (+ Atheist)
09 Mar 11 New York, NY (US) Santo's Party House (+ Atheist)
10 Mar 11 Baltimore, MD (US) Sonar (+ Atheist)
12 Mar 11 Atlanta, GA (US) Masquerade (+ Atheist)

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Saxon Checks In From 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Saxon has checked in with a short video blog from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. You can check out the video clip below.

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Hate Ammo Starts Pre-Production For New Album

Guitarist Ronnie Bjornstrom of Swedish metal act Hate Ammo has issued the following brief announcement about the band starting pre-production for a new album:

"Pre-production mode! So, we have made 10 - 11 new songs for an upcoming album, It's time to hit the studio and record."

In the mean time, you can also check out the band's music through the official Hate Ammo MySpace profile.

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Megadeth And Anthrax Members Announce Bass Clinics

David Ellefson of Megadeth and Frank Bello of Anthrax will be appearing together at two upcoming bass clinics. The details are as follows:

Friday, February 25th
6-8pm
Sam Ash - NYC
156 West 48th St
New York, NY
**Free Event**

Saturday, February 26th
2-4pm
Daddy's Junky Music
159-165 Mass Ave
Boston, MA
**$10 admission**

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Killswitch Guitarist To Tour With Times Of Grace

Times of Grace, the side project of Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and vocalist Jesse Leach, will have Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel in the fold when the new band hits the road next month. Also joining the band's touring lineup will be former Five Pointe O vocalist Daniel Struble on bass and drummer Dan Gluszak of Envy on the Coast.

“I am honored to work with such quality people and solid musicians and I can already see the synergy developing and it is very exciting. I truly feel blessed,” said Leach. Leach, former vocalist for Killswitch Engage and Seamless, is also the front man for The Empire Shall Fall. Times of Grace's debut, "The Hymn of a Broken Man," debuted last week. Here are their tour dates:

Feb. 01 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter
Feb. 02 Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade (downstairs)
Feb. 04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb. 05 Austin, TX @ Emo's
Feb. 07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Feb. 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Feb. 09 San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill
Feb. 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Ballroom
Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex - Grand Room
Feb. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb. 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 18 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theater
Feb. 20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 24 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 27 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

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Augury Posts Tour Video Blog

Canda's Augury has posted a tour video blog online from the band's time on "The Coronary Evidence Tour" with System Divide and Aborted. You can check out the video clip below.

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Tardive Dyskinesia To Support Meshuggah

Greek act Tardive Dyskinesia has issued the following brief announcement about supporting Meshuggah at an upcoming live show in Athen:

"Big news! We are proud to announce that TD will be support act for the ultimate Meshuggah at Gagarin club / Athens / March 31 2011! Djent djent djent djent!"

You can check out the promotional poster for the show at this location or listen to Tardive Dyskinesia's music through the band's official MySpace profile.

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Nervecell Confirms More Shows In Dubai

Nervecell recently announced a live show in Dubai on February 4th. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about adding on three more tour dates:

"Nervecell has confirmed 3 new headlining shows in Bahrain and Dubai. This will be the first time for us to play Bahrain and we're really stoked! See the dates below."

The details are as follows:

27.01.2011 UAE, Dubai @ Ramada Continental
28.01.2011 Bahrain, Manama @ Tobasco Charlie's
04.02.2011 UAE, Dubai @ Club 7 (Park Regis Hotel)

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Rotten Sound Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish extreme metal act Rotten Sound has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Self." You can view the video below:

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Suidakra Signs To AFM Records

AFM Records has issued the following announcement about inking a record deal with German act Suidakra:

"We are happy to announce that one of the most innovative German metal bands has signed with AFM Records: Suidakra are now part of the family!

"With their unique mixture of folk, heavym & death metal the band amazes fans and critics alike since many years. A new studio album ('Book Of Dowth') will be released in late March, right in time for Suidakra's tour with Onslaught and Debauchery."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Over Nine Waves
2. Dowth 2059
3. Battle-Cairns
4. Biróg’s Oath
5. Mag Mell
6. The Dark Mound
7. Balor
8. Stone Of The Seven Suns
9. Fury Fomoraigh
10. Otherworlds Collide

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Pythia Checks In With Album Update

Pythia has checked in with the following activity update and announcement about working on a new album:

"Hello Pythians, wishing you all a Happy New Year from everyone here in the ‘band-camp’! Never known for sitting still, the boys and girl have been busy little bee’s lately: First of all, a big thank you to everyone at our last few UK shows of the year. All those at the Scala show were treated to a new track; Just a Lie, played live for the first time. In fact, that was probably the third time the guys had played the song all together in the same room! The crowd reaction was great, so I think you may see that one in regular rotation in the Pythia set.

"Hard Rock Hell was a show of many extremes... Extreme cold, extremely late show time, extremely drunk fans, and an extremely late/pissed off lead singer and lead guitarist. But nonetheless, the show was amazing, just a pity we couldn’t all hang around longer. Before we move on there is a big thank you and somewhat of an introduction needed. The more observant ones amongst you probably noticed Ross’ normally reflective head was slightly more hirsute and a little further from the floor at some of our last shows: Ladies and Gentlemen I give you our long suffering stand in- Oz! Oz is Ross’ former bandmate from Head-On, and generally fills in when one of the boys with a guitar has the sniffles.

"On to what’s up and coming (why else would you be reading this!?). The new album is nearly finished the recording stages and everyone in the band is extremely excited. Initial reports are ‘more of the last album, just bigger and more epic in every direction’ says Andy. The release date is set for sometime in the second quarter of the year and you can rest assured that the live performances will come shortly after, as the gigs are what the band is all about after all!

"There will also be a video to compliment the release. No details as yet, but he lot of them are frantically planning, scheming, setting fire to things, and generally making their garb look more imposing for the event. As soon as we know any more details the Pythia News Network will reveal all we know. There was also a new t-shirt released for the last few shows, if you haven’t got one yet, why not?! Featuring the artwork from the fantastic Clive Arrowsmith and Hayley Madden it is sure to be a future collector’s item! More...

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Kampfar To Release New Album

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about Kampfar releasing a new full-length album:

"Kampfar's latest album 'Mare' opens a new chapter in the Norwegians' band history, while delivering a true monument to black metal. Frontman Dolk and the rest of the band have achieved the difficult task of giving their sound new impulses without losing their unique style. Isolated keyboard passages and sprechgesang consort with icy riffs, dark melodies, and oppressive drums. Dolk's raw vocals continue to set the pace, while giving songs like 'Bergtatt,' 'Volvevers,' and the title track such intensity that they are left with no other choice but to crawl under the skin of even the most discerning black and pagan metal fans.

"The album was produced by none other than Peter Tägtgren (Abyss Studio), who provided the songs with a piercing and very powerful sound. 'Mare' is the pagan black metal masters' best work to date and is sure to become the genre's next cult classic."

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The Big Four Announces Only U.S. Date

It has been announced that the U.S. version of the Big Four festival will be taking place on April 23 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California (the same spot where the Coachella Festival takes place the weekend before). According to postings made here on Facebook and on several other online media outlets the highly anticipated festival, which made numerous appearances throughout Europe, will be the one and only "Big Four" event held in the United States, contradicting earlier reports of a full U.S. "Big Four" tour. In the meantime, the following trailer has been posted online:

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The Browning Posts Two New Music Videos Online

Texas dancecore act The Browning has posted two new official music videos online. The videos were shot for the tracks "Time Will Tell" and "Standing on the Edge." The Browning announced its signing with Earache Records late last year. You can view the music videos below:



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Hail The Villain Posts New Music Video Online

Hail the Villain has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Runaway" and can be viewed below:

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Dead At The Scene Makes EP Available For Free

Progressive hardcore act Dead At The Scene has made the band's recently released "Sharktopus" EP (reviewed here) available for free download at this location. The band self-released "Sharktopus" in July 2010 and shot a video for the single "Daae" that summer as well.

You can also catch Dead At The Scene live on the following dates:

Apr 16 12Bar Swindon, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 17 The Edge of the Wedge Portsmouth, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 18 The Maze Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 19 The Duke Of Wellington Lincoln, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 20 Sin City Swansea, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 21 The Ringside Hull, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 22 The Venue Dumfries, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 23 The Sanctuary Burnley, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 24 Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

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BTBAM Frontman Posts New Solo Song Online

Thomas Giles Rogers, vocalist and keyboardist of Between the Buried and Me, has posted a new song online taken from his forthcoming solo album "Pulse." "Pulse" is set for release on February 1st, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. Thomas Giles self-produced the record, which was recorded with Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC. You can stream the song "Hypoxia" below:

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Nine Inch Nails Posts Drum Cam Footage Online

Current Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese has posted some live drum cam footage online. The video features Freese performing the track "Letting You." John Freese commented on the video by saying:

"For a guy that doesnt warm up before shows this kicked my ass every night 2nd in the set. Also, it's a miracle I never had a seizure from the light show while trying to concentrate on this stuff. No added effects when I edited it together. You're basically seeing what I was seeing every night behind the kit."

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Headline News

The Autumn Offering Goes On Hiatus

Matt McChesney, vocalist of The Autumn Offering, has posted the following statement online through Myspace explaining the band's decision to go on hiatus.

"Now that the dust has settled a bit, here’s the story: We could no longer function as a band on Victory Records. They are criminals of the worst kind, and care nothing about the artists on their roster. Not going to get into a bunch of boring shit about record labels and money, but anyone with half a brain can see what was going on here. We were never dropped or anything like that, and as far as I can see they still have us listed on their artist roster. Whatever. Maybe one day when heavy music gets cool again, we’ll make some more records…but in this current climate of 'djent' shit and deathcore, no thanks.

"Most of those bands sound like furniture being moved around in an empty room. In the meantime, Jesse [Nunn, Autumn Offering guitarist] and myself have completed 14 songs with producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Divine Heresy, Cavelera Conspiracy) in Hollywood over the past 3 months. Its great stuff…kind of like Alice in Chains meets Faith No More, with a little bit of metal thrown in. We don’t have a name yet…just focusing on finishing the album first…I’ll keep you posted!!"

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Funeral For A Friend Posts New Album Tracklisting

Welsh post-hardcore act Funeral For A Friend has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming album "Welcome Home Armageddon." "Welcome Home Armageddon" is currently planned for a March 15th, 2011 release date through Good Fight Music. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. This Side Of Brightness
2. Old Hymns
3. Front Row Seats To The End of The World
4. Sixteen
5. Aftertaste
6. Spinning Over The Island
7. Man Alive
8. Owls (Are Watching)
9. Damned If You Do, Dead If You Don’t
10. Medicated
11. Broken Foundation
12. Welcome Home Armageddon

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The Damned Things Perform On The Daily Habit

Hard rock supergroup The Damned Things, featuring members of Anthrax, Fall Out Boy and Every Time I Die, has posted some new live footage online from its recent performance on The Daily Habit. The video features the band performing the track, "Friday Night (Going Down In Flames)," from its debut full length album "Ironiclast." You can view the video below:

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Leaves' Eyes Announces New Tour Dates

German/Norwegian metal act Leaves' Eyes has announced the following European tour dates:

W/ MIDNATTSOL:
Apr. 22 - Sneek, Netherlands - Bolwerk
Apr. 23 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
Apr. 24 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
Apr. 25 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
Apr. 28 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Apr. 29 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Sound Club
Apr. 30 - Romagnano Sesia, Italy - Rock N Roll Arena

Supporting TARJA
May 03 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
May 04 - Erlangen, Germany - E-Werk
May 06 - München, Germany - Backstage
May 07 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Festhalle Durlach
May 10 - Bonn, Germany - Brückenforum
May 11 - Osnabrück, Germany - Rosenhof
May 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
May 14 - Bomal-sur-Ourthe, Belgium - Durbuy Rock Festival (no TARJA)
May 16 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
May 17 - Neu Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
May 19 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
May 20 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accuser
Alberlour's
Apocalyptica
As I Lay Dying
Avantasia
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Blowsight
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Devildriver
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Exodus
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Hellsaw
Horch
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Khold
Knorkator
Kreator More...

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Mercenary Album To Include Bonus Track

Danish melodic death metal act Mercenary has previously announced that it will release its sixth album, "Metamorphosis," in North America on March 29 through Prosthetic Records. It has now been revealed that the North American version of the CD will feature an exclusive bonus track, titled "Incorporate Your Demons". "Metamorphosis" is set for release in Europe on February 25 through NoiseArt Records. The album was produced by Jacob Hansen. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Through The Eyes Of The Devil
2. The Follower
3. In A River Of Madness
4. Memoria
5. Velvet Lies
6. In Bloodred Shades
7. Shades Of Grey
8. On The Edge Of Sanity
9. Black Brigade
10. Incorporate Your Demons (bonus track)

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Deceased Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Northern Virgina thrash metal act Deceased has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Surreal Overdose," was recorded at Assembly Line studios with engineer Kevin Gutierrez was was produced by drummer/vocalist King Fowley. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Skin Crawling Progress (7:00)
2. Kindred Assembly (4:30)
3. The Traumatic (5:30)
4. Cloned (Day of the Robot) (5:40)
5. Vulture Shock (4:55)
6. In the Laboratory Of Joyous Gloom (6:55)
7. A Doom-Laden Aura (1:20)
8. Dying In Analog (7:50)

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We Are The Fallen Posts Circus Concert Footage

Video footage of We Are The Fallen's recent circus themed concert has made its way online. You can view the video footage below:

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Battlelore Posts Second "Doombound" Teaser

Finland's Battlelore has posted its second teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Doombound," which can be viewed below.

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Serenity Posts New Music Video Online

Austrian symphonic metal act Serenity has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Chevalier," which is taken from the band's forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Death & Legacy," is set for release on February 25 through Napalm Records. You can view the music video, which features vocals from Ailyn of Sirenia, below:

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Fuck The Facts Comments On 10th Anniversary Shows

Fuck The Facts has issued the following update about the band's upcoming 10th anniversary tour dates:

"All dates for our upcoming ’10 year anniversary’ shows have now been confirmed and will begin in less than 2 weeks. We will be doing weekend shows in some of our favorite cities through out Quebec, Ontario andNew York, as well as playing theScion Rock Fest in California. The finalized dates are as follows. More info and links to the Facebook event pages here.

"We’ve put together a special set for these shows that will have us playing songs from every album since 2001’s ‘Mullet Fever’ all the way to new music from our upcoming ‘Die Miserable’ album, and all in chronological order from oldest to newest. Many of these songs we haven’t played live in years and most likely won’t after this, so we hope you’ll enjoy this little blast into the past.

"These will be our first shows in almost 6 months, so we’ve been working hard at shaking off the rust and getting ready. Here’s a small behind the scenes look at us rehearsing for these upcoming shows, filmed in ‘Mel Vision' here. More shows and tour dates are in the works, so keep an eye out, as we should be announcing more soon!"

The dates are as follows:

February 4 - Quebec City, QC @ Bar Octobre
February 5 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
February 12 - Hull, QC @ Ou Quoi
February 18 - Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
March 5 - Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest
March 10 - Syracuse, NY @ Badlands
March 11 - Ithaca, NY @ CSMA
March 12 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop
March 24 - Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
March 25 - Windsor, ON @ Coach & Horses
March 26 - Oshawa, ON @ The Atria

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Warmachine To Support Accept

Warmachine has checked in with the following brief announcement about supporting Accept at an upcoming show in Toronto:

"Warheads! Warmachine will be supporting German Metal Legends Accept on April 20th at The Mod Club in Toronto, Canada. Details for the show are as follows."

Accept, Sabaton, Ash Lee Blade, and Warmachine
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
The Mod Club Theatre
722 College Street West
Toronto, ON M6G 1B3 Canada
Doors @ 7:PM

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Expose Your Hate Posts Rehearsal Footage

Expose Your Hate has posted a video clip online containing rehearsal footage of new material prior to the band entering the studio to record an upcoming second album. You can check out the video clip below.

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