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Metal News for January 29, 2009

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28 news articles posted on this day.

Azarath Unveils Album Cover Artwork

Azarath has unveiled the cover artwork for their upcoming album "Praise The Beast" at their official MySpace page. The band has also issued the following statement about the album:

"Azarath recorded all tracks and started the album mixing process. Ataman Tolovy finished front cover artwork.

"Limited digi as well as vinyl release will contain bonus cover song - Acheron "Ave Sathanas". Azarath was confirmed for the XV PartySan OpenAir between 6-8th of august 2009." More...

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Unearth Announces Valentine's Day Massacre Show

Unearth has issued the following statement about a special Valentine's Day show with Cephalic Carnage:

"UNEARTH and CEPHALIC CARNAGE present:
THE VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE
FEBRUARY 14TH 2009
At THE GAFF (382 HOLLOWAY ROAD, LONDON N7 6PN)
Doors at 10pm – Until LATE!
4£ WITH FLYER / 5£ WITHOUT

"Free Metal Blade Records & Terrorizer Magazine Goodies for the first few people!! Party through the night with members of UNEARTH and CEPHALIC CARNAGE as they play exclusive DJ sets and spin their own personal selection of shit-kicking tunes!"

The promotional poster for the show can be viewed here.

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Enthroned Announces New Album Title

Belgian black metal act Enthroned has announced that they will name their new studio album, "Pentagrammaton." The album will be released through Regain Records later this year. More details on the album will be revealed as soon as they are announced.

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Enslaved Guitarist Speaks About Opeth Tour

Enslaved guitarist Ivar Bjørnson has checked in with the following report regarding the bands direct support slot to Opeth on their North American tour this summer. The statement reads as follows: "I am stoked that we are going out with Opeth. We have been admirers of Opeth's work for years, specially the direction of their newer works. This is great news for us to take back to our loyal fans and friends in North America at this point; the reception for our newest album Vertebrae has been fantastic and unforgettable. We can't wait to present the songs live; we promise you won't be let down! Finally, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to Opeth for giving us this opportunity."

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Metallica To Perform At Rock Werchter

Metallica has been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for this years edition of the Belgian festival, Rock Werchter. A statement from the band reads as follows: "We're also heading back to Rock Werchter in Belgium on Sunday, July 5th. Tickets will go onsale on Saturday, February 14th at 9 AM local time (12 AM - PST) via www.rockwerchter.be and www.proximusgoformusic.be. For more details, click here."

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Powerman 5000 Posts New Music Online

Powerman 5000 has posted a three track medley of new music on their official Myspace. The songs in included in the medley are "Supervillain," "V Is For Vampire" and "Horror Show." You can hear the medley by clicking here. The songs will be featured on Powerman 5000's forthcoming new studio album.

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Tygers Of Pan Tang To Play Poland For First Time

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Tygers Of Pan Tang has announced that they will perform in Poland for the first time on September 26th at the Har Rocker Festival, which takes place at the Rudeboy Club in Bielsko-Biala.

The band states: "It is a great honour for the band to play in Poland as we get a lot of requests from our fans to visit and we cannot wait to play for you guys. We will announce more details of the event over the next week or so."

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Marazene Drummer Kristopher Kemp Passes Away

Kristopher "Kristov" Kemp, drummer and a founder of Chicago's very own MARAZENE has passed away due to complications with his fight with cancer.

Kristov's friend and bandmate DieTrich Thrall wrote an impromptu obituary which has been posted on the band's Myspace page and the text of which follows:

"On Monday, January 26th, Kristopher Kemp passed away due to complications from his fight against cancer. He was 34.

"Kristopher Kemp was born on October, 28th 1974. He spent most of his early years in the Naperville, IL area and attended Naperville High School. More...

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Maelstrom Posts New EP Online for Streaming

Gary, Vocalist of 80s epic thrash metal band, Maelstrom, has issued the following update:

"Our full EP 'It Was Predestined' is available via Itunes and several other premium Digital services. Additionally we have posted All 3 tunes up to our MySpace page in proper order we hope you enjoy and of course hope if you do dig the material that you decide to purchase the EP so we can continue to bring you our brand of Metal."

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CKY Finishing Up New Album, "Carver City"

CKY has entered the mixing stage of their forthcoming new studio album, "Carver City." The album will be released via Roadrunner Records on May 19th and was produced by the bands guitarist Chad I Ginsburg. Lead singer Derron Miller states: "Literally all the things that have been keeping CKY strong since our last album - the undying hardcore support of our fans, our unorthodox musical approach and a brand new partnership with Roadrunner Records - have restored an enthusiasm within our band that has never been this extreme. Sobriety, hard work, patching up inner turmoil and a love for what we do has undoubtedly made this the most collaborative and focused CKY effort to date."

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Daath To Release New Album Through Century Media

Daath has announced that, although they are signed to Roadrunner Records, their forthcoming new studio album, "The Concealers" will be released through Century Media Records. The album will be released on April 20th in Europe and April 21st in North America.

The band states: "We mutually agreed that CM would be much more appropriate for the band at this stage, but that nobody felt like it was time to end the relationship with Roadrunner, so we worked out a deal where Roadrunner still makes our records, but CM works them."

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Wolfchant Reveals New Album Release Date

German heavy metallers Wolfchant has announced that they will release their new studio album, "Determined Damnation" on April 24th via Massacre Records. A message from the band reads as follows: "Since our last update many things happened! Drums and keys are recorded and currently Skaahl, Derrmorh and Bahznar are in studio to record the guitars and bass.

"We are more than satisfied with the current state and the cooperation with Uwe. The artwork is in a finale stadium and we think it is one of the best artworks Kris has done yet.

"Also we weren't lazy concerning live gigs. We are proud to announce our first tour named Determined Damnation which will bring us to Ireland and the UK for the first time. Thanks to the WAYLANDER clan and especially Ciaran who made this happen." More...

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Inferno Finishing Up New Album

Czech Republic based black metal outfit Inferno has revealed that they are finishing up the recording of their brand new studio album, "Black Devotion." Band member Adramelech says: "It is with no doubt our best album to date."

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Arch Enemy Announces South American Tour Dates

Swedish heavy metal act Arch Enemy will be embarking on a tour of South America this April. Vocalist Angela Gossow states: "I still vividly remember our Latin America tour in the beginning of 2007. It was very inspiring to dip into this new and exciting territory! We have only visited Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico so far – I am thrilled to set foot into Venezuela and Colombia for the very first time on this run! I’ve heard a lot about these places and their passionate metal fans – but it’s a whole different story to actually go there, see and feel it myself. We are more than ready for this adventure and will bring a set of killer tunes with us! Beware The Beasts Of Men: These shows are going to be absolutely insane!!!"


The tour dates are as follows:

April
28 - Maracay, Venezuela - Coliseo Limon
30 - Bogota, Colombia - Venue TBA

May
2 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - El Teatro Fiores
3 - Sao Paulo, Brasil - Espaco Lux
6 - TBA
8 - Mexico, DF - Circo Volador

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Deathstars Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Swedish metallers Deathstars has announced a string of shows in Great Britain in support of their forthcoming album, "Night Electric Night" which will be released tomorrow.

The tour dates are as follows:

April
8 - Oxford, England - O2 Academy 2
9 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
10 - Leeds, England - Rios
11 - Leamington Spa, England - The Assembly
12 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
13 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, England - O2 Academy
14 - Birmingham, England - O2 Academy 2
15 - Plymouth, England - White Rabbit
16 - Bristol, England - O2 Academy 2
17 - Wrexham, England - Central Station
18 - Manchester, England - Club Academy
19 - Liverpool, England - O2 Academy 2
20 - Norwich, England - Waterfront
21 - London, England - Islington O2 Academy
22 - Brighton, England - Concorde 2

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Black Tide's "Shout" Featured on "The Freshman"

It has been announced that the newly released “Shout” video from BLACK TIDE will be featured on mtvU’s new artist show, "The Freshman." The show spotlights emerging artists both on air and online, with a chance for one of the competing videos to get an automatic add into rotation on the channel the following week.

On the strength of their debut album, "Light From Above," BLACK TIDE has been voted “Best New Artist” from several media outlets including Guitar World, Kerrang!, and TheGauntlet.com.

BLACK TIDE is currently overseas in the UK touring with Bring Me The Horizon, Mindless Self Indulgence and others. The band will return home in February to kick off a US tour with Escape The Fate. BLACK TIDE will also be a main stage performer all summer long on Warped Tour 2009.

Here are the upcoming Black Tide tour dates with Escape the Fate: More...

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Neuraxis Premieres "Darkness Prevails" Video

Metal Injection has posted an exclusive video premiere of the new video from Montreal technical death veterans NEURAXIS. The video is for "Darkness Prevails" and was filmed with director Chris Alsop last fall.

You can watch the video here or below. More...

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The Binary Code Completes Recording of New Album

NJ death metallers, The Binary Code, have announced that they have completed their new record. The band has written a blog explaining the new record and the process of how it came to be.

The tracklisting for the untitled new record is as follows:

01. The Sound of Mercury (intro)
02. Ghost Planet
03. Human Condition Part I
04. Human Condition Part II
05. Void I
06. Sirens
07. Surface of the Son (tentatively titled)
08. Lack of Curiosity
09. Void II
10. Suspension of Disbelief Part I
11. Suspension of Disbelief Part II
12. The Story
13. Mechanical Seas
14. Void III

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Dissolution Seeks New Bassist

Canadian melodic death metal band, Dissolution, has issued the following update regarding the search for a new bassist:

"We are looking for a self-motivated individual that is looking to join a serious, hardworking local metal band."

"What we are looking for:

Someone that can learn the songs on their own
Someone who has their own gear
Someone who can handle their own transportation
Someone that is willing to pitch in for merch costs
Someone who can tour
Someone that is reliable
Someone willing to help with the writing process" More...

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Kill What I Adore Seeks New Drummer

Ohio metalcore band, Kill What I Adore, has issued the following update on their MySpace page:

"We need a new drummer! So if you are going to apply, please:"

"1. Be 100% Committed."

"2. Be prepared to do work:
This means everything- you help us book, pay, write, record, message, respond, tour, tour, and tour. Being in a band is not a cakewalk, it's a lot of work. Don't get us wrong, it is also very, very fun, and we love nothing more, but joining our band now is NOT a free ride." More...

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Empyrean Plague Releases New Album

Canadian black metal band, Empyrean Plague, has announced the release of their second full length album, entitled "Ancestral Embers Shall Burn." The album will be released on March 1st through Archaic North Entertainment. The album was recorded at Sardonic Moon Studios in Sudbury, Ontario to provide a more refined sound.

Mark Howitt, owner of Archaic North Entertainment comments, "I have always been a fan, so it is great to have Empyrean Plague as a part of our roster. We believe this album to be monumental and are looking forward to some upcoming tours to promote the album."

For a preview of the upcoming album, visit Archaic North Entertainment’s MySpace page. More...

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Cephalectomy To Release New Album as Free Download

Canadian death metal band, Cephalectomy has decided to release their upcoming album "An Epitaph To Tranquility" a free download. The album will be available at this website when completed in the spring.

The band comments on their decision, "Instead of sinking money into cds, which they feel is a dying format, Cephalectomy will put those funds towards other merchandise like shirts, patches, etc. The band, however, realizes there's people who would rather an actual cd and for those people, the option to pre-order the album is now available. If you must own a hard copy of this album, you're advised to pre-order to secure yours. There will be a few copies printed otherwise, but these will be first come first serve and some will be reserved for promos, therefore leaving very few copies for actual sale."

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Glorior Belli To Enter the Studio

Paris, France-based black metallers, GLORIOR BELLI, have issued the following update:

"The French purveyors of Luciferian illumination will soon enter the studio to record their new full-length called 'Meet Us At The Southern Sign,' to be released in 2009 via Candlelight Records worldwide. This new effort comprises of eleven tracks — every note of which adores and glorifies the name of Lucifer: Bringer of the Forbidden Light. GLORIOR BELLI will impose itself upon the intoxicated scene of blinding and false prophets. None shall prevent the flame from burning ever bright; none shall interfere with the wrath of the Beast!"

A two-minute teaser video for the forthcoming CD can be on the bands MySpace page.

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Members of Elevator 22 Form Side Project

Members of Ontario extreme metallers, Elevator 22,
(www.myspace.com/elevator22) have formed a side project entitled "That Boy Ain't Right" featuring Curtis Smythe on guitar/vocals and Mike Durham on drums.

Rough demos can be heard at the band's MySpace Page.

The project is seeking a bassist and a 2nd guitarist to play live shows. Any one intrested should contact Curtis through the band's MySpace page or email at e22cs@hotmail.com.

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August Burns Red Posts Video Update Online

August Burns Red has posted a new video blog, talking about their new EP of outtakes and unreleased material, the new album, and much more. You can watch teh video below.

Their EP "Lost Messengers: The Outtakes" is available in stores and online February 24th It's currently available for pre-order over at the Solid State Store with a free ABR carabiner with purchase or get it at Smartpunk and receive a free headband with purchase there, both while supplies last. More...

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Pulling Teeth Posts "Foreshadowing" Teaser Online

Pulling Teeth has posted a new song, "Foreshadowing," from their upcoming album on their MySpace player. "Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions" is the latest work from Baltimore hardcore mainstays, Pulling Teeth. Painstakingly recorded and engineered by Chris Camden at Ultrasound over a three month period, "Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions" is a conceptual piece of immense artistic depth and darkness.

You can also check out the "Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions" audio player here.

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Venia Posts Studio Blogs Online

VENIA is currently in the studio recording their forthcoming album for Blood & Ink Records, due out this summer. The band has been documenting this experience on the newly relaunched AMP Magazine website via a studio blog. Check it out to keep tabs on their daily progress working on their new album.

As previously reported, VENIA will be on tour in February tour alongside A PLEA FOR PURGING.

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Paint It Black To Join Propagandhi On Tour

Paint It Black has just announced a March East Coast tour with Propagandhi. Most of the dates have tickets available online already. Here are the latest Paint It Black tour dates with Propagandhi:

03/05/2009 St Petersburg, FL United States @ The State Theatre
03/06/2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL United States @ The Culture Room
03/07/2009 Elkton, FL United States @ St. John's County Fairgrounds
03/08/2009 Atlanta, GA United States @ The Masquerade
03/10/2009 Virginia Beach, VA United States @ Peabody's (Virginia Beach)
03/11/2009 Baltimore, MD United States @ The Ottobar
03/12/2009 New York, NY United States @ Highline Ballroom
03/13/2009 Brooklyn, NY United States @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/14/2009 Philadelphia, PA United States @ Trocadero
03/15/2009 Cambridge, MA United States @ The Middle East

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