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Metal News for October 11, 2009

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Mongrel Readies New EP For Halloween Release

The aggressive punk/rock/metal band MONGREL is set to release their new five-song EP, "REVENGE," (on Screaming Ferret Wreckords) this Halloween at Memorial Hall in Plymouth MA at the 7th annual "Hilloween" concert. Recorded by Tim Koukos (Nuclear Assault, Meliah Rage) at SFW Studios, and mixed by Jeff Wallace (Biohazard, Pro-Pain, End of an Era) at Entrolab Studios, while the EP does not come out in CD form until Halloween, it is already available on itunes and amazon.com for only $4.95.

"REVENGE" is the follow up to Mongrel's Screaming Ferret Wreckords full length debut "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda," which was released in April 2008. Mongrel guitarist Adam Savage states, "the EP is a great way to introduce the steps forward we've taken with the new recordings that we've been working on this year, and gives a taste of what's to come on the new full length album "This Means War" which will be out in early 2010." Savage also makes clear that all of the songs on "Revenge" are exclusive to this EP and will not be on the upcoming full length CD, stating, "We wanted to keep the EP as something special for the fans and not make them re-buy the same songs when the new album comes out."

The "Revenge" EP features the songs: Scum, Catharsis, Beyond Repair, Butterknife Suicide, and Point a Finger (featuring guest vocals by Tylor Monroe of Scarecrow Hill). Two tracks from the EP, "Butterknife Suicide" and "Scum," are currently available in streaming format on the band's MySpace page

Mongrel just taped an episode of Scorch's PFG-TV (an Internet and cable TV "late night" style show) on which they performed the new EP in it's entirety. The episode of the show will air on various cable stations in 85 cities around the country and online at www.PFG-TV.com starting Saturday, October 10th.

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Orden Ogan Signs To AFM Records

German metal band ORDEN OGAN has signed with the German label AFM Records.

ORDEN OGAN comments on their signing, "We always wanted to have a label that really believes in the band and gives 110% for ORDEN OGAN. We're very happy to announce that we signed in with AFM records and are absolutely sure that this is the right decision and the right Partner for ORDEN OGAN."

"AFM are one of the leading german metal labels as you can see when you take a look at the rooster: Doro, Destruction, UDO, Edguy and so on..." More...

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Divinity Prepares To Release Second Album

Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based metallers DIVINITY will release their second full-length
album, "The Singularity", on December 1. It will be available through most major online
music stores such as iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, TuneCore, CD Baby, etc.

The band is offering a special pre-order for the limited edition two-disc digipack for
only $25.00 CAD. The limited edition will include an enhanced CD containing bonus tracks,
guitar tab files and instructional videos. The DVD will contain high-quality versions of
the BrokeBands.com "Making The Singularity" videos plus some exclusive videos on mixing
and mastering.

A trailer for the album can be viewed below.

DIVINITY's last album, "Allegory," was released in March 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Seregon Reveals Full Benefit Show Details

On Friday the 30th of October SEREGON will be releasing their new 7 Track EP ‘DISPOSABLE SUFFERING’, this will coincide with an EP Release party the same day at Yate Community Centre in Yate near Bristol, UK. A charity raffle was already set to take place but due to the tragic events of 05/10/09 all proceeds made from the raffle and door sales will go to the family of late EVILE Bassist Mike Alexander. Raffle tickets will be available on the night and entry to the show will cost £5.00, for more details please go to www.myspace.com/seregonuk.

Items in the Charity Raffle include:

- Signed copy of Metal Hammer (June 2007) by the members of MEGADETH & Promotional Beer Mat (Donated from personal collection of SEREGON’s James Moore).
- A set of MEGADETH Plectrums from the 2007 World Tour & Promotional Beer Mat (Donated from personal collection of SEREGON’s James Moore).
- A signed live photo of TESTAMENT in Dubai 2006, (Donated from personal collection of SEREGON’s James Moore).
- A signed copy of SEREGON’s new EP ‘DISPOSABLE SUFFERING’ and signed SEREGON Promo Shot.
- A ‘DISPOSABLE SUFFERING’ SEREGON T-Shirt and signed SEREGON Promo Shot.
- Various signed vinyl’s from EXODUS
- Goodie bag from WHIPLASH
- Epiphone ANNHILATOR Flying V in Black (JEFF WATERS Signature) prototype : Signed and dated by JEFF WATERS, shipping/donation to be paid for by Jeff’s sister, KATHY WATERS
- Plus many more item’s on the night! More...

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Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will be embarking on a North American tour this January in support of their new album "Karkelo." Accompanying Korpiklaani will be Swashbuckle, Tyr, and White Wizzard. Korpiklaani's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:

10/16 Barby Club Tel Aviv
10/30 Circo Volador Ciudad de Mexico
11/3 Glamm The Club Antofagasta
11/5 Oveja Negra Pub Talca
11/6 La Havana Club Concepcion
11/7 Estadio Lintz Puerto Montt
11/8 Industria Cultural Santiago
11/12 Estadio Flores Buenos Aires
11/13 Hammer Bar Campinas, Sao Paulo
11/14 TBA Belo Horizonte
11/15 Clash Club Sao Paulo
11/29 Progresja Warsaw
12/4 HardRock Hell Wales
12/11 1Rock Moscow
12/12 Orlandina St. Petersburg
1/8 2010 Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
1/9 2010 Club Soda Montreal, Quebec
1/10 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
1/11 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan
1/12 2010 Jaguar Club Chicago, Illinois
1/13 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
1/14 2010 Gramercy Theater New York, New York
1/15 2010 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
1/16 2010 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
1/17 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina
1/18 2010 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
1/19 2010 Czar Tampa, Florida
1/21 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
1/22 2010 Ridglea Theatre Ft. Worth, Texas
1/23 2010 The Flytrap Music Hall Tulsa, Oklahoma
1/24 2010 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/25 2010 Club Red Tempe, Arizona
1/26 2010 Key Club Hollywood, California
1/27 2010 Ramona Main Stage Ramona, California
1/28 2010 DNA Lounge San Fransisco, California
1/29 2010 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
1/30 2010 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
1/31 2010 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, British Columbia

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The Ordher Posts Live Video Clips Online

The Ordher has posted two new video clips online from their current European tour alongside Marduk and Vader. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Sunday Old School: Budgie

Continuing on from last week's edition of Sunday Old School, which focused on Black Sabbath, this week's column takes a look at another band from the very first wave of heavy metal, in this case, Welsh rockers Budgie. Budgie is perhaps best known for their song, "Breadfan" because Metallica frequently covered the song during live performances (Metallica has also covered another Budgie song, "Crash Course In Brain Surgery.") Metallica isn't the only big name band to have covered Budgie either. Iron Maiden covered the song, "I Can't See My Feelings," Van Halen covered the title track from the 1974 album, "In For The Kill," and Soundgarden recorded a cover of "Homicidal Suicidal," which comes from Budgie's self-titled debut.

Many people, myself included, feel that Budgie never really got the full recognition they deserved and when comparing the two bands, one could state that Budgie was, "the RUSH that didn't quite make it." However, their influence on heavy metal remains to this day, with the band still holding a large fan base in Poland, an to a lesser extent, Australia and the United Kingdom. More...

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Breaking News

Anal Blast Frontman Passes Away

Don Decker, the singer/songwriter of Minneapolis based metal veterans Anal Blast, passed away at 2:17 this morning (Sunday, October 11th.) He was only forty one years old. Details of his passing are expected to be revealed shortly. Anal Blast was founded in 1994 and recorded two studio albums: 1998's, "Vaginal Vempire" and 2004's "Battered Bleeding Bitch" with a live DVD issued last year entitled, "Spraying Blood Live."

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Thyateira Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Illinois based metallers Thyateira have announced that they are canceling their upcoming October U.S. tour dates due to multiple show cancellations and a venue burning down. No dates have been reschedule at this time.

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Video Footage Of Anvil Performance Posted Online

A video clip has been posted online of Anvil performing the song "Winged Assassins" at the Download Festival 2009. The video, which also features Phil Anselmo of Down appearing on the stage, can be viewed below.

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Samples Of New Hauk Album Available Online

Heathen metallers Hauk released their new album "The Path of Ice" on October 10th through Baldur Rising Music. Samples of all 11 tracks from the new album can be found at this location.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Green
2. City of Fallen Angels
3. The Ghost of Johnny Cash
4. Frostbite
5. Cold (Love Song #5)
6. Hookers and Blow
7. Gasoline
8. All Souls
9. Crossroads
10. Karma
11. Hymn to Freya

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Karl Sanders Offering Guitar Lessons On Tour

Nile front man Karl Sanders will be offering guitar lessons to fans during the band's upcoming U.S. tour in January and February 2010. Sessions are intended for intermediate to advanced students.
Lessons will be at the show venues in the cities along the routed dates of the Nile tour, and are on a first come first served basis. The the cost of lessons are $100 per hour. Students will be invited to stay to watch Nile's sound-check after the lesson, and all students will be put on the guest list for the show. Email NileGuitarLessons@gmail.com for information and to reserve a lesson.

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Powerman 5000 Video Interview Available

NoiseCreep has posted a new video interview with Powerman 5000 about their new album "Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere." The video clip can be found at this location (warning: an advert plays before the video). "Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere" was released on October 6th.

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Anvil Chorus Announces CD Release Show

California metallers The Ghost Next Door have announced they will be the opening act for Anvil Chorus' upcoming album release show on Thursday, November 12th at Slims in San Francisco. The release show is in celebration of "The Killing Sun," the latest album from Anvil Chorus.

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Marduk Updates Tour Schedule

Marduk is currently on tour in Europe with Vader, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and The Ordher. Marduk has announced that they are adding on an extra tour date at Le Camji in Niort on October 12th to make up for missing their show in Metz on October 11th. Marduk's other upcoming tour dates are as follows:

13.10. (SP) Bilbao / Santana 27
14.10. (SP) Madrid / Caracol
15.10. (POR) Porto / Teatro Sá da Bandeira
16.10. (POR) Lisbon / Incrível Almadense
17.10. (SP) Sevilla / Sala Q
18.10. (SP) Valencia / Durango
20.10. (SP) Barcelona / Salamandra 1
21.10. (FR) Toulouse / Ramier
22.10. (ITA) Arese - Bergamo / Soundtrack
23.10. (ITA) Genzano di Roma / Palarockness
24.10. (ITA) Pinarella di Cervia - Ravenna / Rock Planet
25.10. (SLO) Ljubljana / Gala Hala

U.S. tour with support from Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil:

11/19 Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
11/20 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/21 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
11/22 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
11/23 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/25 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/27 New Orleans, LA @ The Bar
11/28 Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/29 Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
11/30 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
12/2 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
12/3 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
12/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
12/5 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
12/6 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/7 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
12/8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
12/10 Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
12/11 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
12/12 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
12/13 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
12/14 Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
12/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
12/16 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

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Scarpoint Issues Recording Update

Sweden's Scarpoint has issued the following studio recording update:

"Hey fuckers!

"We are in the final stages off the mix. We..ve listened to the 2nd mix and are gonna make some small changes in the beginning of next week, then we are done!! This recording has been amazing and everyone has done their outmost to make this happen. It really sounds like nothing else I've ever heard. In a couple weeks we will post a sample here exclusively for you myspace users.

"We will also start rehearsing the songs like maniacs so that we will be able to make the best live shows you've ever seen or heard. We will start testing guitar players at the same time and hope to find some one that can do the job that it requires!

"Until next week, Stay twisted fuckers!!"

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Rammstein To Release New Album In Box Set Form

German Industrial metal outfit Rammstein will be giving the phrase "box set" a whole new meaning this month, with the special edition release of their forthcoming new studio album, "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da." The band will release the record in a special box that features six dildos, a pair of handcuffs and some lubricant. You can see a picture of the set below. The album is scheduled to be released on October 20th. More...

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Ivory Night Announces Upcoming Shows

Ivory Night has announced a number of appearances in October.

On 10. October 2009 IVORY NIGHT are special guests of the band WINTERTALE at the SPIRIT in Pirmasens.

Furthermore on October 23rd, the first "Anniversary Show" of SLICK's KITCHEN takes place at the SOUNDs in Essen. The following day the "Anniversary Show" is repeated at the KULTOPIA in Hagen.

At the end of the row, there will be a two-day-stint in the Netherlands: October 29th at the POPPODIUM LVC in Leiden and the final show of the tour will be at the ROCK CAFE BACKSTAGE in Nijmegen on October 30th.

In addition Patrick and Carsten will be in the USA from October 16th to 21st to begin working on the second ROSS THE BOSS album.

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