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Metal News for January 30, 2009

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Iced Earth's February 4th Show Rescheduled

American thrash/heavy metal band Iced Earth has just made the following announcement concerning their February 4th show:

"The Cologne show which was originally scheduled for February 4, 2009 at Essigfabrik has been resceduled at a later date and new location. The show date has changed to Thursday, February 26, 2009. The venue has also changed. The new venue is Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany. The tickets purchased for the February 4 show at Essigfabrik are valid for the February 26 show. You do not need to buy new tickets if you previously purchased tickets for the February 4th show. Live Music Hall will honor the February 4th show date tickets originally scheduled at Essigfabrik. See you in Cologne at Live Music Hall on February 26!"

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Syrach Posts New Song "The River's Rage" Online

Norwegian doom metal band Syrach are currently streaming the new song "The River's Rage" on their MySpace page. The band also issued the following statement about the recording of their new album:

"We have now finished recording our new album, and have only a few last minute mixing adjustments left, before sending it off to mastering. there is no release date yet, but a semi-educated guess would be some time in may. so, we are very satisfied with Bjørnar Nilsen's work so far, and working with him has been a pleasure. we recommend him to all bands out there.

"the album cover will be done by the mighty martin kvamme, who has worked with fantomas, mike patton, darkthrone and lots of other great artist. he is a masterful designer, and we'll post the artwork and song titles in due time ;-)

"there will soon, very soon, be a new song posted as a teaser for you out there, so stay tuned ;-)

"...in doom we trust!"

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Bloodbound And Hammerfall Announce 2009 Tour Dates

Swedish metal band Bloodbound has announced that they will be touring alongside Hammerfall in April of 2009. The confirmed dates are as follows:

4/7 - Stuk - Maribor, Slovenia
4/8 - Boogaloo - Zagreb, Croatia
4/10 - Universiada Hall - Sofia, Bulgaria
4/11 - SKC - Belgrad, Serbia
4/12 - Petöfi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
4/14 - Gasometer - Wien, Austria
4/15 - Hala Folimanka - Prague, Czech Republic
4/17 - PKO - Bratislava, Slovakia
4/18 - Sports Hall Rates - Zvolen, Slovakia
4/19 - Cassosport Hall - Košice, Slovakia
4/20 - Novesta - Zlin, Czech Republic

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First Bands Confirmed For Nova Rock Festival 2009

The first round of bands have been confirmed for the 2009 Nova Rock Festival in Austria. The festival will take place from June 19th - 21st. The following bands have been announced so far:

Metallica
Slipknot
Disturbed
Trivium
Mastodon
Killswitch Engage
Black Stone Cherry
Bring Me The Horizon
Placebo
Gogol Bordello
In Extremo
The Living End
Black Tide

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The Sickening Reveals Debut Album Details

Xtreem Music has issued the following statement about the debut album from Norwegian death metal band The Sickening:

"Norwegian brutal Death Metallers THE SICKENING have inked a 2-album deal with XTREEM MUSIC. The band, featuring ex-BLOOD RED THRONE's drummer Beist, is heralding the flag of new wave of Norwegian brutal Death with a style that's heavily influenced by bands like SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA & CANNIBAL CORPSE with more modern touches in the vein of KATAPLEXIA, DISAVOWED, INVERACITY... no groovy slamming stuff, just straight forward brutal Death!!

"Their debut album, tentatively named "Death, Devastation, Decay!" is already recorded and currently being mastered in Sweden by the infamous Deathmaster Dan Swäno. 11 songs of relentless and brutal-as-fuck Death Metal including a cover of CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Hammer Smashed Face" in a way more brutal and bizarre style will be included on this debut opus that will undoubtely put THE SICKENING in the map of the current brutal Death Metal scene.

"Release schedule for this album hasn't been settled yet, but it's expected sometime this summer 2009 while the band is hardly working on shows not only in their homeland, but also in various festivals across Europe."

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Opeth Front Man Comments On Tour With Enslaved

Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following statement about the upcoming tour with Enslaved:

"Well, we just confirmed the upcoming North American tour together with Enslaved. I'm pretty psyched to have them with us! Had my eye on them since when both bands was working with Candlelight records...gee, fucking ages ago it seems. We've played with them a few times, hung out a few times and they're really cool dudes + we share a love for psychedelic and progressive music as well as for the mellotron. Lotsa geeky post-midnite obscure bands talk coming up...

"We've got a nice setlist cooking so I hope you'll come and see us once again. We'll "rokk youuuu like a hurrikkkanne"!! NP: Funkadelic debut Lp (on repeat)

"Oh, did I tell ya we've done a Bloodbath video? For the song "Hades rising". It was pretty cool and smooth....needless to say we're covered in blood. Well, it was some kinda syryp. On the way back home my car died in the middle of the biggest tunnel system in Sweden. I felt like I was in some XBOX game in there. It was...actually....pretty cool! Anything else??.....noooo....that's it for now!"

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Buried Inside Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Canadian metal band Buried Inside has issued the following statement about new tour dates in March:

"Buried Inside are dusting off their gear, buying a new van and coming out of hibernation. We are kicking things off with two-weekend tours in Eastern Canada with our new friends Titan and will have more tours to announce soon. Can’t wait to see all your pretty faces."

Mar. 5/09 – Montreal, QC (Lambi) – w/ Titan
3/6/09 – Quebec City, QC (L’Agité) w/Titan
3/7/09 – Ottawa, ON (Mavericks) w/ Titan, METZ and Manpower
3/19/09 – Hamilton, ON (Casbah) – w/ Titan
3/20/09 – Toronto, ON (Wreckroom) – w/ Titan
3/21/09 – Waterloo, ON (Sweat Lodge) – w/ Titan
3/22/09 – London, ON (Call the Office) – w/Titan

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Cryogen Seeks New Bassist

Denver's Cryogen has announced that Mike, their bassist, has left the band to join Allegaeon. The band is currently seeking a replacement.

Cryogen comments on the situation, "As some people in the Denver scene may have noticed, our bassist Mike has been filling in for Allegaeon for the past couple months and they've collectively decided to make him a permanent member. We're all behind Mike 100% and think he's a great fit for the band."

"Mike will stay with us for the shows we currently have booked, but we're looking for a more long-term replacement." More...

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The Abominable Iron Sloth Cancels Tour

California's The Abominable Iron Sloth has canceled the remainder of their tour dates.

Vocalist Justin Godfrey issued his regrets about having to cancel the tour, "We're sorry about having to cancel the rest of our tour, but we need to head home for now to regain our strength -- and I need to kick whatever death-like illness I've come down with. We'll definitely be back at some point, hopefully soon. To those of you who came out and the bands we've played with, we had a fucking blast."

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Infested Finishes Recording New Album

German metal band, Infested, has finished the recording sessions and are currently mastering their latest CD, "1000 Doors," at Hertz Studio. Infested has also revealed the cover art for "1000 Doors," which can be seen here. The label is aiming for a spring release date. The label will also be posting samples of the album online when the label receives the mastered CD.

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Peacemaker and Iron Molar to Release Split CD

Fucking Clinica, the most brutal label of the new Italian extreme noise scene, has released all new studio recordings by Peacemaker and Iron Molar together as a full length split cd. The CD comes with an eight page booklet, special packaging, and three stickers, and is limited to 300 copies. Peacemaker's cover of "I Not Pose" by Japanese noisemonger Boss Poppinski features guest vocals by legendary Philadelphia rapper Dirty Dave.

Peacemaker is a transformational harsh noise project founded by Richard Hoak, drummer of grindcore primitives Brutal Truth and Total Fucking Destruction.

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Adagio Delays New Album, "Archangels In Black"

French metal band, Adagio, has delayed the release of their upcoming album, "Archangels In Black."

The band has issued the following statement regarding the delay, "Due to the pressing plant late delivery of the of 'Archangels In Black' CD's, the release date had to be pushed forward to one week later in Europe: Monday Feb 9th. In UK, release date should be around Feb 23rd."

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Guitarist, Greg Stanbury, Leaves A Red Dawn

Guitarist Greg Stanbury of Austrailian progressive death metal band, A Red Dawn, has decided to "move on to other things." The split comes after drummer Adam Falland left A Red Dawn.

A Red Dawn has issued the following statement, "With the recent news that drummer Adam Falland has left A Red Dawn, guitarist Greg Stanbury has also decided now is the time to move on to other things. We thank Greg for the time and effort he has put in to A Red Dawn over the past 4 years and wish him all the best with his future." More...

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Watch Autumns Eyes' "Feasts of the Dead" Trailer

Connecticut's Autumns Eyes has posted a 1970s style horror movie trailer for their music video "Feast Of the Dead." The trailer for "Feast of the Dead" was made as homage to the great horror film trailers from the 1970's & 1980's.

Directed and Produced by Rob & Jeff Shepherd (Helmet, Animal Collective, Saw III Soundtrack, etc...) Feast of the Dead was shot in the woods of New England. It's based upon the cast/crews love and devotion to low-budget horror. View the trailer here. The video for "Feast Of the Dead" can be seen at this location. More...

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Dreadnaught Finishes Recording New Album

Australian hard rock / metal band, Dreadnaught, have completed the recording of a new LP CD in follow-up to the 2006 Road Runner release, "Dirty Music." The self-titled album will be the band’s 6th studio release in its 15 year history. The band will also welcome the addition of ex-Alarum drummer, Matthew Racovalis on the new record.

The album release date set for March/April. The band is currently planning tours for Australia, Europe and Japan in late 2009 and 2010. For a preview of some material from the LP visit Dreadnaught’s website and Myspace page.

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Order of Ennead Announces More Tour Dates

Floridian extreme metallers, ORDER OF ENNEAD, have just come off the Winterfest 2009 tour with DEICIDE, SAMAEL, VADER, DEVIAN and THE AMENTA, and the band are preparing to head back on tour in the U.S. with DEICIDE, VITAL REMAINS and ADRIFT.

The tour dates for ORDER OF ENNEAD with DEICIDE, VITAL REMAINS, and ADRIFT are as follows:

02/06 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
02/08 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
02/09 - Yonkers, NY - The Haunt
02/10 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
02/11 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
02/13 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
02/14 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theater
02/16 - Aurora, CO - Iliff Park Saloon
02/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
02/18 - Farmington, NM - Big City Nightclub
02/20 - San Jose, CA - Voodoo Lounge
02/21 - Yucaipa, CA - Angels Roadhouse
02/22 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club

w/ VITAL REMAINS, ADRIFT
02/23 - Tempe, AZ - Sets
02/24 - El Paso, TX - Chics
02/25 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
02/26 - Amarillo, TX - The War Legion Underground More...

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Rolling Stone Previews Lamb of God's "Wrath"

Rolling Stone has previewed Lamb of God's upcoming full-length album, "Wrath," going in depth and talking to the band about some of the songs in particular. Here's an excerpt:

“We were learning more about what we would do differently next time than about what we could do with that record,” [Chris] Adler said. “The goal for me this time was to make a straight-up, heavy metal, thrash record that doesn’t rely on any studio magic.”

Regarding the album’s closing track and the longest in the band’s career, “Reclamation,” Rolling Stone calls it "progressive and downright apocalyptic." The song, which Blythe cites as his favorite on the album, was originally slated to be an instrumental.

“It’s about how we’re destroying ourselves and the world around us, and that sooner or later, the tipping point will be reached,” Adler said. “The message in that song is just so great that it was really important to have that on the record.”

Wrath is due out on February 24th on Epic Records.

Read the full article at Rollingstone.com.

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Cormorant Reveals New Album Tracklisting

San Francisco, California-based progressive black metal band, CORMORANT, has announced the track listing for their upcoming full-length album, "Metazoa." The album was recorded and produced by Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, SLEEP, PRIMORDIAL) at Sharkbite Studios and mixed by Justin Weis (HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, LUDICRA, SLOUGH FEG) at Traxworx Studios.

The tracklisting for "Metazoa" is as follows:

01. Scavengers Feast
02. Uneasy Lies the Head
03. Salt of the Earth
04. Blood on the Cornfields
05. Hanging Gardens
06. The Crossing
07. Hole in the Sea
08. The Emigrant's Wake
09. Sky Burial
10. Voices of the Mountain

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At The Soundawn Announces Italian Tour Dates

Italian metallers, At The Soundawn, have announced the following tour dates:

01/31 - IT – Sassuolo, Modena @ C.S.A. Fassbinder
04/12 - IT – Piacenza @ For Sale w/ A Storm Of Light

For more information on At The Soundawn check out their MySpace page.

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Devourment To Begin Work On New Album

Texas death metallers Devourment has announced that they will be starting work on a new studio album shortly. A statement from the band reads as follows: "Devourment is set to go in the studio on March 6th with D. Braxton Henry to record our 3rd full length album, entitled Unleash the Carnivore. Album cover art by Dan Seagrave, inlay art which includes an 8 panel foldout poster with art by Par Olafsson, and a new CD maggot design by Mike Majewski. Expect nothing less than an intense brutal attack, and a guaranteed face stomping experience, and a slightly different direction from the band.

Track list is:

Unleash The Carnivores
Abomination Unseen
Fed To The Pigs
Incitement To Mass Murder
Crucify The Impure
Deflesh The Abducted
Over Her Dead Body
Field Of The Impaled"

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The Blackout Argument Announces European Tour

German metallers, The Blackout Argument, have announced the following European tour dates:

01/31 - DE - Rosenheim @ Lokschuppen w/ Silent Decay

w/ THIS IS HELL, DEAD SWANS:

03/13 - DE - Wangen @ Tonne
03/14 - DE - Gotha @ Kellercafe
03/15 - DE - Berlin @ Cassiopeia
03/16 - SE - Orebro @ Kulturhuset
03/18 - DE - Hamburg @ Hafenklang
03/19 - NL - Eindhoven @ Dynamo
03/20 - DE - Essen @ Cafe Nova
03/21 - DE - Karlsruhe @ Jubez
03/22 - DE - Trier @ Exhaus
03/23 - DE - Giessen @ MUK
03/24 - DE - Braunschweig @ B58
03/25 - DE - Zedtwitz @ Fernverkehr
03/27 - IT - Pinarella die Cervia @ Rock Planet
03/28 - IT - Bolzano @ Pippo Club
03/29 - SI - Nova Gorcia @ Mostovna
03/30 - HU - Budapest @ Duerer Kert
03/31 - AT - Wien @ Arena
04/01 - SK - Kosice @ Khoi Khoi Club
04/02 - DE - Muenchen @ Feierwerk-Orange House
04/03 - DE - Leipzig @ Conne Island
04/04 - BE - Ham @ Riorock
04/05 - UK - Wrexham @ Central Station
04/06 - UK - Manchester @ Music Box
04/07 - UK - Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
04/08 - UK - Leeds @ Rios
04/09 - UK - London @ Underworld
04/10 - UK - Luton @ UBSU
04/11 - UK - Southampton @ Joiners
04/12 - UK - Norwich @ The Marquee

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Ex Deo To Film Music Video For "Romulus"

Ex Deo, the band inspired by the Roman Empire and headed by Kataklysm's Maurizio Iacono, will be filming a music video for the title track of their forthcoming debut album, "Romulus." The band will be working with acclaimed director Stanimir Lukic.

A statement from frontman Maurizio Iacono reads as follows: "I wanted the ideal person to bring this concept to life and we felt Staca’s plan to do it was the right one. What better place to capture it then Europe itself?! Staca’s work is nothing short of phenomenal and I can’t wait to unleash the past fury of Rome on the world!"

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Tyr Names New Album

Heri Joensen Vocalist/guitarist of viking metal band, Tyr, has issued the following update on their official forum about the new record:

"No e-bow used so far and I don't plan to either, but still anything could happen. No clean sound used at all on this album. It will be a very simple and straight forward pure Viking Pagan Folk Metal album. ...well, as simple as a three way combined term like that allows for"

"There will be no DVD with the release." More...

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It Dies Today Delays Release Of New Album

It Dies Today has announced that their forthcoming new studio album, "Lividity" has been pushed back until March the third. A statement from the band reads as follows: "So everyone, you might be wondering why the record didn't come out (January 27th).

"We've had some serious set backs throughout the process of trying to finish Lividity and put it out. It was supposed to hit shelves last fall then January 27th, but with the problems we incured; such as having the house we built our studio in getting sold from beneath us subsequently putting us on the street for close to a month, putting together the making the record DVD, and the making of the 'Thank You For Drinking' video (both to be released with the album!), as well as the struggle to work our regular day jobs to stay afloat for the holidays. More...

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Anubis Gate Posts New Music Online

Denmark's Anubis Gate has posted two new songs on their MySpace page. The songs, "Yiri" and "Find A Way Or Make One," come off of their upcoming album "The Detached." The album will has a release date of February 27th through Locomotive Records.

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Contrive Bassist To Sit Out Upcoming Tour

Contrive bassist Tim Stahlmann has been forced to sit out the bands upcoming tour of Asia due to a motor accident he was involved in whilst on holiday, which has resulted in a broken collarbone. The band will enlist of the services of Truth Corroded bassist Greg Shaw for the tour which will see them supporting Parkway Drive.

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Splattered Mermaids Finishes Recording New Songs

Swedish grinders, Splattered Mermaids, have completed the recordings for their upcoming split-CD with FEKALIZATOR. The band has issued the following update regarding it:

"We are done in the studio! We entered Ninjastudion in our hometown Malmo last Friday 23d and recorded 4 tracks for the upcoming split-CD with FEKALIZATOR, coming out soon on Last House on the Right Records. We had a blast in the studio and now we will wait for mixing and mastering... then we will post 1 track on Myspace. Check out some pics from the studio in our gallery!" More...

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Ferox Canorus Posts New Live Videos Online

NJ progressive metallers, Ferox Canorus, have posted two new live videos online. The videos can be seen at their YouTube channel. The new songs, "The Avenger" and "Ferox Canorus", are taken from their performance at Mr. Beery's in Bethpage, NY on 1/24/2009. More...

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Medicated Posts New Music Video Online

Finland's Medicated filmed a music video for their song, "Scream for God," back in December. The video has been released and can be viewed here.
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Children Of Bodom Talks About Upcoming Tour

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will team up with Florida death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE for a European tour that is scheduled to kick off tonight (Friday, January 30) in Berlin, Germany.

CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) has posted the following update on his band's web site:

"The tour starts tomorrow. We will play Berlin first and then do some German dates before we start going south. Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Italy...

"We are excited about playing with CANNIBAL CORPSE. 'Eaten Back to Life' was one the first metal albums I bought. It impressed me. I saw them live in Helsinki couple of years ago and it was great. It feels weird playing after this legendary act. I admit it. And I m sure many people think it's wrong. I do hope that CANNIBAL fans will show up anyway to see the shows.

"We haven't headlined Europe since 'Are You Dead Yet?' tour, and it's been too long. Usually we've played also Spain, and especially Barcelona has been always awesome for us. This tour won't go to Spain, and I think it's sad, but I do hope we get to play in Spain in summer later on!! So we will play many places in Europe, and then end this thing in Finland, first Helsinki and then Seinäjoki."

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Tarja Turunen Announces New Solo Album Name

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has set "What Lies Beneath" as the working title of her new solo album, tentatively due before the end of the year. She says, "With [2007's] 'My Winter Storm', I chose the name of the album in the early stages and that helped me to create the concept for the album. With the new album, I decided to do it the same way, so I searched for an inspiring title and all the songs are one way or another related to it."

Regarding the songwriting process for the new CD, Turunen says, "In the last months I've been writing a lot of music for my new album. Songwriting is always an amazing learning experience, and it has been a pleasure to discuss music with different people.

"The album process is still going on and I have more songs that are in the working. It is sounding very promising. The songs are absolutely more mature, wild, and emotional and they sound more me, if I can say so.

"The biggest difference in preparing this new album is that I will be taking the time that I need until the songs are in a shape that I am happy with. No matter how long it takes. I want it to be perfect for me. No hurry; no pressure."

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Tao Menizoo Releases Teaser For New Video

Polymorphic Thrash/Death band TAO MENIZOO presents a teaser of their new video shot for the track "My Funeral" from their new album "So blind": More...

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Advent Posts New Demo Song and Tour Dates Online

Advent has posted a new demo called "Overcome" on their MySpace player. The band will be heading into the studio on April 20th and the record will be mixed by Devin Townsend.

Advent will also be playing some shows in February. The latest tour dates are listed below:

01 Feb 2008 - New Brookland Tavern, Columbia, SC
02 Feb 2008 - The Oasis, Charleston, SC
03 Feb 2008 - Purgatory @ Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
04 Feb 2008 - The Anchor, Nashville, TN
05 Feb 2008 - Cave 9, Birmingham, AL
06 Feb 2008 - The Brothers Pizza, Owensboro, KY
07 Feb 2008 - The Foundry, Joplin, MO
09 Feb 2008 - The Warehouse, East Ridge, TN
10 Feb 2008 - The Macc, Crofton, MD
11 Feb 2008 - The Hideaway, Johnson City, TN

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Dawn Of Desolation Posts New EP Online

Dawn Of Desolation has received their tracks for their new EP back from the studio and uploaded them to their MySpace page

The band commented further:
"Once again.. A BIG BIG "THANK YOU" to Ashley Maccabee from Tragic Recordings for his work tracking drums, engineering, and mastering on this EP. Please check out his work! Thank you for the patience and support."

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The Number Twelve Looks Like You Tour Dates

The Number Twelve Looks Like You will be headed out on the road this February with Our Last Night, I See Stars, and We Came As Romans. The latest tour dates are as follows:

2/22 - Lynn, MA @ Lynn Arts Theatre
2/23 - Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
2/24 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
2/25 - Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
2/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
2/28 - Westland, MI @ Skateland West
3/1 - Orland Park, IL @ Mojoes Rock House
3/4 - Belton, MO @ Cactus Jacks
3/7 - Albuquerque, NM @ First Family Church
3/11 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
3/12 - Modesto, CA @ Modesto Virtual
3/13 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/14 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
3/16 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's
3/17 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/18 - Dallas, TX @ The Max
3/25 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
3/26 - Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
3/27 - South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
3/28 - Providence, RI @ Club Hell
3/29 - Holyoke, MA @ Water Front Tavern

More tour dates will be announced.

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