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Metal News for January 5, 2010

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Tales From The Pit: Korpiklaani Averts Disaster

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week’s story is from Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani:

"Generally, an audience has been very positive and in good mood at our shows, likely because of the fact that our music is pretty enjoyable and lively. For this reason, we have barely experienced anything serious because of moshpits during the concerts. Usually we would remember if something negative occurred and unfortunately something like that has happened for a couple of times. The only time, when our playing was interrupted during the song took place in London, while playing there for our first time.

"The venue was entirely filled with crowd. A lack of security barrier was another difficulty. In addition there were not any kind of security personnel between the audience and the stage. Immediately after starting the gig, I noticed that the front line of the audience was seriously suffering. The behaviour of some of the persons in the front row was too aggressive, as well. For the violent behaviour, I was forced to give a short notice to the audience, without any effect.
While a particular period of time during the concert, I recognized a woman falling to the ground, being under a pressure of others peoples' legs. This occurrence was followed by a really aggressive attack towards the surrounding people, made by this woman's partner.

"We stopped playing. I grasped the woman in the hand in order to pull her onto the stage and finally to the backstage. The woman was absolutely shocked and she had hurt herself severely. The security personnel still didn't lift a finger and were not interested in having control of the front line. Subsequently, the band started trying to get the violent fight stopped in the frontline. The fight wasn't stopped until bringing the partner of that woman from the audience through the stage to the backstage.

"After our concert, the couple was already drinking beer at our backstage, with pleasure. They were extremely grateful for what we had done to save them from a disturbing situation. Sometimes we were told that people have been hospitalized because of the moshpits. Broken
legs, etc. have been occurred. Fortunately we have succeeded in avoiding bigger dangers throughout the years."

Korpiklaani will be touring the US on the latest installment of Paganfest and plans to record a new album in 2010.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the pit.

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Dragonrider Gives Update on "Moon Serenade" EP

Jordanian power metal band Dragonrider has issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Hello everybody. we would like to celebrate this new year with the release of our second release,
the EP Moon serenade which includes three tracks:

1-Moon Serenade
2-Lonely Rider
3-Far Beyond the Sky

"We would love to hank everybody who participated in the making of this EP. Specially: Basem the (InKill) for the cool and great Design and artwork, Lina Abu Rezeq for playing the Flute and for the great lines on Moon Serenade, Ala' Hamdan without you this wouldn't have been possible man :)

"A BIG BIG thank you goes to all our friends and families and all our friends here on Myspace.
Moon Serenade's release is just a heartbeat away. Hope you will enjoy it."

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Ne Obliviscaris Posts New Studio Footage

Melbourne’s Ne Obliviscaris are still in the studio working on their debut album, but to make the wait a little bit easier they’ve just uploaded a new recording video. Like their last one, it covers some of the bass guitar recording and gives you some hints as to what to expect on the album. You can view the latest video below.

The band has recently finished recording all of the guitars, with the vocals and violin still to come.

In other band news, Ne Obliviscaris scored the support slot for next years Paradise Lost tour and will be their first live show since July. You catch the band at the following shows:

5th Feb 2010
Paradise Lost @ Billboard, Melbourne
w/ Sirenia and Ne Obliviscaris
Tickets available from justsayrock.com.au.

8th Feb 2010
Paradise Lost @ The Hifi, Brisbane
w/ Sirenia and Ne Obliviscaris
Tickets from justsayrock.com.au.

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Pelican Posts New Video For "Final Breath"

Pelican has released their latest video for "Final Breath" online. The song is off the band's latest album, "What We All Come To Need," which was released in late 2009. Check out the video below.

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Mandragora Scream Announces European Tour Dates

Italian gothic metal band MANDRAGORA SCREAM has announced the following tour dates:

13.01.10 SE – Stockholm – Debaser
14.01.10 NO – Oslo – John Dee
15.01.10 SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
16.01.10 DK – Copenhagen – The Rock
17.01.10 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle
19.01.10 DE – Berlin – Postbahnhof
20.01.10 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
21.01.10 PL – Wroclaw – Firlej
22.01.10 HU – Budapest - Wigwam
23.01.10 SK – Bratislava – Randal
24.01.10 CR – Zagreb – Boogaloo (please correct venue name)
25.01.10 AT – Vienna - Arena
27.01.10 IT – Rome – Init Club
28.01.10 IT – Bologna – Sottotetto Club
29.01.10 IT – Roncade – New Age
30.01.10 CH – Pratteln – Z7
01.02.10 DE – Munich – Backstage
02.02.10 DE – Stuttgart – Longhorn
03.02.10 DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
04.02.10 DE – Nuremberg – Hirsch
05.02.10 DE – Dresden – Strasse E
06.02.10 DE – Cologne – Live Music Hall
07.02.10 DE – Bochum – Zeche
08.02.10 DE – Hannover – Musikzentrum
01.03.10 ES – Madrid – Caracol
02.03.10 ES – Barcelona – Salamandra 1
CHANGE: 05.03.10 FR – Paris – Nouveau Casino
06.03.10 BE – Vosselaar – Biebob
07.03.10 NL – Arnhem - Luxor Live
08.03.10 LX – Esch /Alzette – Rockhal
09.03.10 UK – London – Islington Academy
10.03.10 UK – Manchester – Academy 3
11.03.10 UK – Glasgow – King Tuts
12.03.10 UK – Nottingham – Rock City

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Blood Revolt Enters The Studio

Militant extreme metal band BLOOD REVOLT shall be entering the studio within Canada’s dead of winter in the next few weeks to lay down their much-anticipated debut album. The band features the vocals of singer A.A. Nemtheanga of PRIMORDIAL, along with the whirlwind drumming of J. Read (REVENGE/CONQUEROR/AXIS OF ADVANCE) and the string attack of C. Ross (AXIS OF ADVANCE). Blood Revolt will be release the record in late Spring 2010 through Profound Lore Records in North America and Invictus Productions in Europe.

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Blacklisted Announces US Tour Dates

Philadelphia's Blacklisted has announced the following tour dates:

01/15: New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ The Hope Conspiracy, United Nations, Mother Of Mercy
02/11: Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Café Metropolis w/ Strike Anywhere, This Time Next Year
02/14: Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar w/ Pulling Teeth, Strike Anywhere, Ruiner
02/15: Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Venue w/ Advent, Braveyoung
02/16: Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse w/ PS Elliot
02/17: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone w/ American Gods
02/18: Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ The Burden
02/20: Phoenix, AZ @ 23 West
02/21: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Nails
02/22: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Streetwalkers
02/23: Anaheim,CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Fell To Low
02/25: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Crooked Ways
02/26: Kansas City, MO @ Scion Lab
02/27: Minneapolis, MN @ The Beat w/ Harms Way, Arms Adrift
02/28: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
03/01: Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class w/ Reverse The Curse, Puriah
03/02: Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
03/03: Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Aficionado, Columbia
03/04: Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up w/ Gods And Queens, The Carrier, The First Annual
03/05: Long Island, NY @ Broadway w/ Gods And Queens, Incendiary, Polygon
03/06: New York CIty, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Gods And Queens
03/07: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Gods And Queens

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A Storm Of Light Announces US Tour Dates

Brooklyn doom experimental metal band A STORM OF LIGHT is in the process of booking a string of tour dates. The band will hit Richmond, Athens, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Chicago, Cleveland and NYC as well as a handful of west coast dates with the mighty SHRINEBUILDER. Confirmed dates are as follows:

2/21/2010 Kingpins Bowl and Brew - Athens, GA
2/22/2010 Club 529 - Atlanta, GA
2/25/2010 Emos - Austin, TX
2/27/2010 23 West - Tempe, AZ
3/13/2010 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
3/14/2010 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL

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Vreid Parts Ways With Guitarist

Norway's Vreid has issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist:

"Hallo and a good new year to ya all. We open the new year with important news for you. In late December we got the news from Ese that he could not continue to play with Vreid. This was of course very sad news, as Ese has been a member of Vreid since the beginning in 2004. We respect his decision, and want to thank him for all his great work during the 5 years, 4 album and almost 200 shows for the Vreid brigade.

"Here is a statement from Ese himself concerning the matter: 'I have decided to quit as guitarist in Vreid, and chosen to do so of personal reasons. I have had a blast these years, both in the studio and on the road. It has been exciting to see and be a part of Vreid growing into something to be proud of. I look forward to see Vreid continuing to do so, and wish my comrades all the best.' More...

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Mastic Scum Joins Funeral Nation Tour

Austria's Mastic Scum have been added to the January stops of the European Funeral Nation tour featuring Marduk and Vader. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

08.01.2010 (GER) Leipzig - Hellraiser Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Lyfthrasy
09.01.2010 (CZ) Brno - Faval Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
10.01.2010 (SK) Nitra - Nova Pekaren Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate
11.01.2010 (AUT) Vienna - Viper Room Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Reanima
12.01.2010 (HUN) Gyor - Red Rocket Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
13.01.2010 (ROM) Cluj Napoca - Irish & Music Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
14.01.2010 (ROM) Bucarest - Studio Martin Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
15.01.2010 (BUL) Sofia - Blue Box Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
16.01.2010 (GRE) Thessaloniki - Mylos Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
17.01.2010 (GRE) Atheens - Sin City Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
19.01.2010 (SER) Beograd - SKC Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate
20.01.2010 (CRO) Zagreb - Mochvara Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
21.01.2010 (ITA) Ronchi dei Legionari - Rock Club Live Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
22.01.2010 (AUT) Innsbruck - Hafen Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate, Indyus, Hyperion Deathbionics & Support
23.01.2010 (GER) Koeln - Underground Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support

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Voivod Announces North American Tour

Canadian metallers Voivod have announced two-weeks worth of tour dates in support of their latest release "Infini." This tour will kick-off in early March and include guests Kreator, Nachtmystium, Evile, and Lazarus A.D. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced soon.

3/3 Springfield, VA Jaxx
3/4 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
3/5 Worcester, MA Palladium
3/6 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
3/7 Montreal, QC Club Soda
3/8 Quebec City, QC L’Imperial
3/9 Toronto, ON Opera House
3/10 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
3/11 Detroit, MI Blondies
3/12 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
3/14 St. Paul, MN Station 4

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Abscess Announces New Album Release Date

California's Abscess have announced they have finished recording their upcoming album, which will be titled "Dawn of Inhumanity." The album will be released through Tyrant Syndicate Productions on February 22, 2010 in Europe and March 9th, 2010 in the U.S. Samples of Abscess' music can also be found at their official MySpace page.

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Behemoth Announces In-Store Signings

Behemoth are returning to the states for a month long trek dubbed the Evangelia Amerika Tour. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia at the Theatre of the Living Arts on January 7th with support coming from Septicflesh of Greece and label mates Lightning Swords of Death of Los Angeles. Fans in select areas will have a chance to meet Behemoth at several in-store signings scheduled to take place during the tour. The details are as follows:

1/19 Bellevue American Music- Seattle 3:00PM
1/21 Axe Music- Calgary 2:30PM
1/22 Axe Music- Edmonton 2:30PM
1/23 B Sharp- Regina 2:30PM
1/24 CD Plus- Winnipeg 5:00PM
1/28 Pianos N Stuff- Pittsburgh 3:30PM
1/29 Union Music- Worcester 5:00PM

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Skeksis Netlabel Offering Free Compilation Album

The Skeksis Netlabel Project is currently offering a new compilation album as a free download that includes metal, Gothic, and ambient tracks. The "10 Songs for free download – Vol.10: Full moon over Noricum" compilation can be found at this location. A teaser trailer for the album can also be found below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Zero-Project – Darkness Falls (Epic version)
2. Eden Weint Im Grab – Betrachtung Eines Nachtstücks
3. Q_SNC – Stealing Flowers From A Grave
4. Chronique – Lay Down
5. Soul In Sadness – Zwischen Hier Und Leben (Video Edit)
6. Die Schatten I – Gestade Der Angst
7. Heroin and Your Veins – Full Moon And Dry Humour
8. Deadstar – I Came For You
9. 21 Gramms– Rain
10. A.T. – Spaces Of Dark And Light

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Hauk Streaming Entire New EP Online

Heathen metallers Hauk have announced they are currently streaming their entire "Baconic" EP online. The EP can be heard in its entirety at this location.

The "Baconic" track listing IS as follows:

1. October Rain
2. God
3. Spinning Jenny
4. 3 Dead Demagogues Walk into a Bar...
5. I'll Eat Bacon on your Grave
6. Where the Road Turns to Fire
7. Quinnipiac
8. The Bacon Song
9. Industrial Jenny (Remix)
10. Drum and Bacon (Remix)

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Kalmah Reveals New Album Details

Kalmah has announced the release dates and tracklisting for the upcoming album, "12 Gauge."

"Everything is now prepared for the release of sixth Kalmah album titled '12 Gauge.' Release date is 3.3.2010. Release date in Japan is 24.2.2010.

"The song titles and running order is:
1. Rust Never Sleeps
2. One of Fail
3. Bullets Are Blind
4. Swampwar
5. Better Not To Tell
6. Hook The Monster
7. Godeye
8. 12 Gauge
9. Sacramentum

"In addition Japanese import will include cover of Thin Lizzy's 'Cold Sweat.'"

"12 Gauge" was recorded and mixed at Tico-Tico studios. Mastering was done at Cutting Room.

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Spun In Darkness Streaming New Song Online

Las Vegas metallers Spun in Darkness have uploaded a new song titled "Aftermath." The track is currently available for streaming via the Spun in Darkness MySpace page. The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:

1/29 2010 Yayos The True Underground Las Vegas, Nevada
2/20 2010 Cheyenne Saloon w/ Gravehill Las Vegas, Nevada
4/10 2010 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Los Angeles, California
4/22 2010 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Sacramento, California
4/23 2010 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Eugene, Oregon
4/24 2010 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Portland, Oregon
7/16 2010Las Vegas Deathfest July 16th & 17th Las Vegas, Nevada
7/17 2010 Las Vegas Deathfest July 16th & 17th Las Vegas, Nevada

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Suffocation Updates North American Tour

Suffocation has added on several dates to their upcoming North American tour alongside DevilDriver, Goatwhore, and Thy Will Be Done. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

1/7 Pomona, California
1/7 The Glasshouse Pomona, California
1/8 Slims San Francisco, California
1/9 Majestic Ventura Theater Ventura, California
1/11 Peter’s Room at Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon
1/12 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
1/13 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC - CANADA
1/15 Mesa Theater Grand Junction, Colorado
1/16 Gothic Theatre Englewood, Colorado
1/18 The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota
1/19 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1/20 House of Blues Chicago, Illinois
1/21 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1/22 The Machine Shop Flint, Michigan
1/23 Al Rosa Villa Columbus, Ohio
1/24 Mad Hatter Covington, Kentucky
1/25 Jaxx W. Springfield, Virginia
1/26 Norva Norfolk, Virginia
1/27 Polaris Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1/28 Toad’s Place New Haven, Connecticut
1/29 The Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
1/30 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, New Jersey
1/31 The Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, New York
2/1 Club Soda Montreal, QC - CANADA
2/2 The Opera House Toronto, ON - CANADA
2/4 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
2/6 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2/8 Emo’s Austin, Texas
2/10 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, New Mexico
2/11 The Rock Tucson, Arizona
2/12 House of Blues Hollywood, California

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Dillinger Escape Plan Finishes New Album

The Dillinger Escape Plan are set to release their new album "Option Paralysis" on March 22nd, 2010. The band has issued the following update about finishing the recording of the album:

"Jeez....has it really been three months since the last blog? Time goes by fast when you're busy SCORCHING POSEURS. Hopefully you guys all know what I'm talkin' about and the time's gone by fast for you too, and if you don't and it hasn't, SHAPE THE FUCK UP AND GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER cause that's what you should be doing at all times! Setting the proverbial flamethrower to eleven and taking aim. In fact, let that be your New Years resolution. Repeat after me: ‘I, (insert name), do solemnly swear, no matter how old and tired and worn down by idiots I may become, to make it my life's duty, to SCORCH POSEURS in whichever field I choose to operate in, no matter what it is that I'm doing...FOREVER.’ There. You just made a fucking COVENANT. Like the Jews of old, except this time the burning smell shouldn't be coming from a talking bush in the desert, it should be the stench rising up from the trail of seared dorks you leave in your wake like a just blown out match. Got it? More...

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TheDownGoing Issues New Year Update

Australian grindcore act TheDownGoing has issued the following update about tour dates and recording in 2010:

"Grindwhore's and blastsluts... With the new decade upon us, a tdg update might be needed. We got the last ever gig at the historic underground venue, above the spanish, in january... joined by our favourite audio rapists MOTHER EEL + those nice boys from GRANNYFIST have agreed to travel to sydney to play aswell. This is THE LAST TIME anything will happen at this venue... so come enjoy some vicious grind on SATURDAY 16th JANUARY before the building collapses in on itself.

"Then we gear up to enter the Brain Studios from the 27th of January. We've got 19 tracks of nihilistic grind to lay down, including some tracks from the demo, a whole heap of new material and even a little cover-song. News forthcoming on release plans. And to celebrate our release from the torturous confines of the recording studio, thedowngoing are going to get blind wasted and assault everyone at THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL in sydney on FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY. and if tdg aren't enough to sell you on this free event, there's also MICHAEL CRAFTER + BEER CORPSE + ADRIFT FOR DAYS (featuring members of Ebolie, Intrepid, Omerata and Kill A Celebrity) + one more tba. We'll see you all in 2010."

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Weedeater To Record New Album

Weedeater has issued the following statement about preparing to record a new album:

"Hey yous, happy new year and all that shit! Weedeater's gonna go record with sensei Steve Albini again in Chicago this month and we're fucking elated. We're also going to play a few shows on the way there and back to showcase / road-test the new stuff. Come join us and hear some highly anticipated candidate songs for the next release, including 'The Claw of the Sloth,' and 'The Darkening...ening...ening.' OK we've said too much already, just be there goddammit. Oh yeah and for the Chicago and Newport shows we'll be supporting Nick Oliveri (QOTSA, Kyuss, Mondo G) and performing as Barstul, which is our stripped-down acoustic bass and banjo band. Here are the shows and few ticket links. See you there!"

Weedeater have the following upcoming tour dates:

01/23/10 The Triple, Richmond VA w/U.S. Christmas,
01/24/10 The Milestone, Charlotte NC w/2012 Wolves, The Asound
01/25/10 The Muse, Nashville TN
02/01/10 Double Door, Chicago IL w/Nick Oliveri - performing as Barstul (acoustic)
02/02/10 Carabar, Columbus OH FREE SHOW!!!
02/03/10 Southgate House, Newport KY w/Nick Oliveri - performing as Barstul (acoustic)
02/04/10 V Club, Huntington WV
02/05/10 The Hideaway, Johnson Ciy TN
02/06/10 Static Age, Asheville NC

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Woe Signs To Candlelight Records

Philadelphia based black metal band Woe has issued the following brief statement about inking a record deal with Candlelight Records:

"Through sheer hateful magick (or something like that), Woe has signed with Candlelight Records. The new album, 'Quietly, Undramatically' is set to begin recording in February and slated for a summer release. More info to follow."

Samples of Woe's music can be found at their MySpace page. Woe also has the following upcoming tour dates:

1/7 2010 Behemoth, Septicflesh, Shining, and Woe @ the TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3/13 2010 Ralph’s Diner Worcester, Massachusetts

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Bring Me The Horizon Warns Of Fake Accounts

Bring Me The Horizon has issued the following warning about fake accounts:

"Hey guys, just a heads up, there's a few fake profiles floating about at the moment, so just wanted to clear a few things up! Oliver only has his MySpace account, he dosen't use any other MySpace page whatsoever. He also dosen't have a twitter page, or use twitter in any way shape or form. also Facebook, he has a private account, which he only uses to keep in touch with close friends. He does not add fans or people he dosen't know. He dosen't use msn, aim, or any other networking site or account.

"Theres a fake on Facebook thats been brought to our attention, don't believe a word this creep says or does. This page is a total fake! Oliver or any one else in Bring Me The Horizon would never ask a fan to exploit themselves, or meet up with them, so don't be fooled guys!"

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Mouth Of The Architect To Release New EP

Ohio's Mouth of the Architect has issued the following update about releasing a new EP:

"So as you may have heard we have a new EP coming out in March on Translation Loss Records. It's a little different than the MOTA you're used to. We wanted to have a bit more energy so it's a little faster and a little more metal. It will also have an unreleased live track and a new cover song. It's a Peter Gabriel song for all you 80's kids. You'll have to buy it to see what song it is. HAHAHA!

"We also will be in Europe for a month from April 15th to May 15th. We will be playing The Asymmetry Fest, The Roadburn Fest, and many others. More info on our website or our facebook. Check out the Fest web pages for dates, tickets, etc... This will be our first time going overseas to play and we are really fucking excited about it. WE WIN!

"We are currently booking US dates up until the European tour in April. We have some booked already but are still looking to fill some dates. If you want to help us set up a show in your area write us at booking@mouthofthearchitect.com. We will post the shows as we get them confirmed so look for us to be in your city soon. There are tentative European dates on our website now so look for us there as well. Anyway, thanks a lot to everyone who helps us do what we do and keeps us going. We may have more member changes and stupid drama than any other band ever but we will never die. We look forward to hanging out and getting drunk with all of you soon."

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Paradox Announces New Guitarist

Paradox has issued the following update about recruiting a new guitar player:

"Dear Fans, we have found a new guitar player! Welcome Gus Drax! More info coming soon! Metal Up! Gus Drax was born in Larissa Greece on 21 of September 1987. He decided to play guitar at the age of 14 when he saw 'Live in Tokyo' by Dream Theater and was amazed by John Petrucci. He started practicing for 6-12 hours a day.

"At the age of 19 his talent was noticed by John K, the vocalist/band leader of the UK Progressive Metal Band Biomechanical. John suggested him to join the band and in August 2007 Gus was the new guitarist of Biomechanical. He toured the UK at February 2008 and since then he played at a lot of places all over Europe. Athens, Thessaloniki, Milan, Porto and Tolmin Slovenia! The greatest moment so far was Biomechanical's participation in some of Europe's biggest Heavy Metal Festivals in front of thousands of people. These were Metalcamp (Slovenia), Rockin Field (Milan, Italy) and Caos-Emergente (Porto, Potrugal).

"Besides Biomechanical Gus is going to release his first instrumental solo album in 2010 called 'In Search Of Perfection' featuring Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud) and Steve Smyth (Forbidden,ex-Nevermore, Testament) as guests. He's also writing material for a new band he recenlty formed."

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Church of Misery, Pentagram Reissues Planned

Emetic Records will be giving a USA release to Church Of Misery's "Early Works" double CD. January 25, 2010 is set as the release date for the CD version of "Early Works." The 3xLP version will be available sometime in Febuary. This release was only available as a Japanese import and has been out of print there for a couple of years.

Late January will also see the release of two Pentagram LPs from the same label, "Review Your Choices" and "Sub Basment." Both will be limited to 500.

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Myrath Posts New Song, "Forever and a Day," Online

Tunisian progressive metal band Myrath announced that thier first song, "Forever and a day," from thier new album "Desert Call" is available on the band's official Myspace page as streaming audio as well as video trailer format.

The audio track will be the XIII BIS RECORDS version of "Forever and a day" (the verse is sung in Arabic, the rest in English). The video trailer will be the NIGHTMARE RECORDS version of the same track (vocals all in English). Check out the trailer below.

On Wednesday, January 7th another track, "Madness," (track 4 of DESERT CALL) will be added.

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Helloween Posts New Music Video Online

German power metal legends Helloween have posted their new music video online for the re-recorded version of their top ten hit, "Dr. Stein." You can check it out below. The song features on the bands new "Unarmed" album, which is a collection of re-recordings of some of their most well known songs. The album will be released on January 29th in Europe but has no North American release date confirmed at this time. More...

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