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Metal News for October 12, 2009

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29 news articles posted on this day.

Doc Coyle Releases Statement About Beer Incident

GOD FORBID guitarist DOC COYLE, who was filling in for LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton on their opening trek with METALLICA, has issues an official statement through MetalSucks.net regarding the much-publicized incident in which a fan threw a cup of liquid at his face during a performance.

“I’m sure many of you have seen the video of me getting pegged on stage while I was on Metallica tour filling in for Mark from Lamb of God. Although 95% of the comments were really supportive, I just wanted to clarify a few things about the incident. First off, it was a beer, not a water. A big ol’ tall boy plastic cup of beer, and whoever threw it must have been a quarterback because it was full and hit me square in the eye at full steam. It felt like I got sucker punched. I had a mark by my cheek bone and it was swollen all night. I surprised I didn’t have a black eye. The way it hit me is probably the reason why I reacted the way I did. I’m no tough guy, but I wasn’t really thinking. I just reacted. I really don’t know what I would’ve done if anyone would’ve have owned up to to throwing it, but I have no clue if I would’ve hit the person. I can say that I’m not violent at all, and don’t think violence is a productive way to solve problems. I’m glad nothing came of it, but obviously the person was pretty cowardly to throw it and not own up to it. Anyway, shit happens. I just think it’s kind of funny how it spread on the internet. Beer in the face and all, it was still more than an honor to play with Lamb of God and open for Metallica.”

You can check out the action at the 4:22 mark in the video below:

Read the full article at MetalSucks.net.

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The Carrier Announces European Tour w/ Dead Swans

The Carrier has confirmed dates for a European tour this winter with Dead Swans (UK). The Carrier, after touring all summer, has started working on material for a new full length record.

Here are the tour dates:

12/31: Lichtenstein, Germany @ JZ Riot w/ Dead Swans
01/01: Dessau, Germany @ Beat Club w/ Dead Swans
01/02: Gothenburg, Sweden @ TBA w/ Dead Swans
01/03: Linkoping, Sweden @ Skylten w/ Dead Swans
01/04: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang w/ Dead Swans
01/06: Zizers, Switzerland @ Event Stage w/ Dead Swans
01/08: Wien, Austria @ TBA w/ Dead Swans
01/10: Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Katakombe w/ Dead Swans
01/11: Southampton, UK @ Joiners w/ Dead Swans
01/13: Manchester, UK @ Moho Live w/ Dead Swans
01/16: London, UK @ Royal Rumble Fest - Underworld w/ Dead Swans

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Skindred To Return To Russia

In addition to their on going sold-out tour and upcoming dates in the US and India, Skindred has announced their return to Russia. Two live dates can be found below:

02.5.2010 : Moscow at Glavclub
02.5.2010 : St Petersburg at Glavclub

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Alice Cooper Offering Limited Edition CD Single

Alice Cooper's new single, "Keepin' Halloween Alive," is on sale at all October shows. This is a limited edition, vintage halloween pressing, and after October it goes away until next year. The art work will change every year. You can either buy the new glow in the dark Halloween shirt separately, or buy the shirt and an Alice-signed CD together.

Starting this week, the same deal will be available on the official Theatre of Death Online Store.

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Ravage Discusses More US Tour Troubles

Boston metal band Ravage has issued the following road report regarding their troubles on their current US tour:

"If you've been following my previous blogs, you know we've been stuck here in beautiful but boring Eugene Oregon since last Sunday, so I'll recap what has happened for all of you over the last week - because it has been awful and we can only apologize to those promoters who wished to help us out with shows and those fans who were waiting to see us."

"Last Saturday night, after our Sacramento CA show was canceled by the venue (because they lose their license), we decided to head north to Seattle. We broke down on I5 heading toward Seattle for the show in which we were supposed to open for Stratovarius on Sunday. We were in Grant's Pass Oregon and quickly had our battery and altenator replaced so we could continue on." More...

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Video Interview With OMA&TUQ Available

Riff magazine has posted a new video interview online with One Man Army and the Undead Quartet, which can be viewed below. The interview was conducted at the 2009 edition of Portugal's Ilha do Ermal festival. More...

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Crown The Lost Announces New Bassist

Crown the Lost has issued the following update about recruiting a new bassist:

"Whoa there,

"We would like to announce the addition of bassist Tim Boyle to the CTL ranks, who is replacing the departed Dom Scarano. Tim comes to us via Grave Desire (who coincidentally have our producer and current Mantic Ritual singer/guitarist Dave Watson in the ranks) and is well-versed in the CTL catalog, so it was a natural decision. We would like to wish Dom the best in his future endeavors, as his gaudy sense of humor and keen eye for the ladies will be missed.

"Live activity as well as writing for the ever-important album #3 will resume, for are working with a fill-in drummer (key word: fill-in), but since we're tired of announcing member changes, we'll be clandestine for once. Great album, Entombed's Clandestine. Best song? 'Sinners Bleed,' of course.

"Thanks and thrash, David E. Gehlke & Crown the Lost"

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Defiance Streaming New Song Online

Defiance has posted a song titled "Desert Sands" from their new album "The Prophecy" on the band's official MySpace page. The new Defiance album will be released on October 19th in Europe and October 20th in the U.S. by Candlelight Records.

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Amarna Reign Posts New Music Video Online

Indiana metallers Amarna Reign have posted a music video online for the song "Deceiver," which is off their EP "Atonement." The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Video Footage Of Five Finger Death Punch Available

Video footage has been posted online of Five Finger Death Punch performing in Boston, MA at the House Of Blues on October 8th. The video clip can be viewed below. Five Finger Death Punch also has upcoming Hot Topic signing sessions on the following dates:

10/16 @ 5pm in Madison, WI
10/18 @ 3pm in Louisville, KY More...

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Death To Music Productions Offering Free Downloads

The "anti-record label" Death To Music Productions is currently offering free MP3 downloads from their entire roster of musicians. Death To Music specializes in death metal, black metal, and industrial music from a variety of underground bands such as Vanhelga and The Bombs of Enduring Freedom. The free releases can be found at this location.

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Fatalist Announces New Album Release Date

Ventura, CA death metallers Fatalist have finished the recording for their upcoming album "The Depths of Inhumanity." Fatalist is set to release the new album on Nov 23rd, 2009 through Ibex Moon Records.

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Bring Me The Horizon Posts Music Video Online

Bring Me The Horizon has posted the 4th music video taken from their sophomore album "Suicide Season." The video clip for "The Sadness Will Never End" can be viewed below. The video was filmed in Slough (UK) with Director Adam Powell and RSA films (The Comedown, Chelsea Smile), and features a guest appearance of Sam Carter from Architects. More...

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Billy Minano Joins LOG On Stage In Texas

M.O.D./S.O.D/MASTERY. front man Billy Milano recently joined LAMB OF GOD on stage at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX. After being introduced by Randy Blythe, the LAMB OF GOD and Billy Milano ripped through the S.O.D. classic “United Forces.” You can view video of the performance below:

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler had the following to say about the blistering performance:

“We were honored to share the stage with a legend. Billy and S.O.D are our roots and I’ll remember this moment forever.”

Billy Milano also commented about the performance with the LAMB OF GOD Guys:

“To share the stage with LAMB OF GOD was fucking amazing. It was a life changing experience. Watching the video on YouTube, I couldn’t believe the size of the stage I was on. I don’t want to say it was the highlight of my career, but it truly was a milestone. Words are escaping me while trying to describe this event, which is strange, since I never shut the fuck up.”

LAMB OF GOD is out on tour this fall with Metallica and headlining off-dates with GWAR and Job For a Cowboy. Here are the latest Lamb of God tour dates: More...

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Valdur To Appear in PSP Video Game

California black metal trio VALDUR has four tracks featured in the recently released PSP game "Undead Knights." Video game publisher TECMO sought a soundtrack to coincide with the game’s morbid concept and VALDUR, along with Endless Blizzard and Lightning Swords Of Death were chosen.

The four tracks included on the soundtrack come off of VALDUR's 2008 split release with Lightning Swords Of Death. More...

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Sanctrum Gutiarist To Undergo Surgery

Sweden's Sanctrum has issued the following update about their guitarist undergoing wrist surgery:

"What's up?

"It is time to give you guys a little update on what is going on right now. We have just finished 'The New Breed Tour 2009' with the amazing dudes in Yersinia and Last View (Spank you very much!). 8 shows across Sweden and 1 show in Denmark. We had such a blast and we met so many cool people (kroeka?) and played with so many great bands (you know who you are!). We want to thank everybody that showed up and all of you that supported us and bought some merch. Some pictures and videos from the tour is coming up...stay tuned!

"Then the bad news as always in the Sanctrum camp. Volkan has had some problems with his wrist and during the last gigs on the tour he totally fucked up his wrist so he is going under the blade in November and he won't be able to play guitar for a couple of months (yeah that sucks big time!). Emil is going away to England for a month and a half, there he will teach children how to worship Satan (or teach them English or something). But Sanctrum will play a couple of shows that we already have planned with some stand-ins. Who? you ask. We will let you know when it's time... When Volkan is back on track and Emil is back in Sweden we will start to record a couple of new songs and maybe a video. So keep your eyes open for the new shit...it will be brutal!"

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Sri Lanka

Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am exploring the Sri Lankan metal scene. Today I'll be introducing three bands spanning metal sub-genres from Colombo, Sri Lanka, where the metal scene is the most active.

Fallen Grace is what most people would label as a melodic death metal outfit, although they don't fit the description of your typical Gothernburg melodic death metal band. Hailing from Sri Lanka's capitol, Colombo, these guys claim to be influenced by the likes of artists from the Gothernburg melo-death scene as well as bands such as Motorhead, I, Venom, Bathory and Dissection. Fallen Grace is widely known for their intense stage acts and uncompromising, attitude which has managed to attract a massive extreme metal fan base for them here in Sri Lanka. Although Fallen Grace is known as one of the oldest metal bands in Sri Lanka, they have only released one studio album to date, as the band claims to lack cooperative band members and proper recording studios in the country. Nonetheless, as friends who grew up together in the same school, the three founding members, Sohan, Rakitha, and Shiva are currently recording their debut EP titled "Heresy Unveiled: Do We Believe?," along with drummer Nisala and Guitarist Shamil. You can check out some of their music on their MySpace player or in a short video clip of one of their sound checks below. More...

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Mysteriarch Prepares To Record New Album

North Carolina black metallers Mysteriarch have announced that they will entering the studio on November 1st to record their new full-length album "Mournful Embrace of Aeons." The band has posted a rough sample of the title track online as a free MP3 download, which can be found at this location.

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Blue Cheer Frontman Passes Away

Dickie Peterson, the singer and bass player of Blue Cheer, who are considered another one of the first heavy metal bands, sadly passed away this morning in Germany at the age of sixty one. The cause of death has yet to be announced but he had been ill for some time.

Blue Cheer released their first album, "Vincebus Eruptum" in 1968 and released a further five albums until a hiatus. The band returned with a new album in 1984 and released two more albums in 1990 and 1991 before another break. The bands last record was a collection of re-recorded material entitled, "What Doesn't Kill You..." in 2007. Peterson himself had also recorded two solo albums entitled, "Child Of The Darkness" and "Tramp."

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Rotting Christ Comments On Brutal Legend

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following statement about their song "Ad Noctis" appearing in the video game Brutal Legend:

"Rotting Christ are proud to announce their participation in the X-BOX, PS3 game BRUTAL LEGENDS. The decision of EA Games to include our song 'AD NOCTIS' in the soundtrack alongside many of the most legendary Heavy Metal acts is an honour for our horde. So keep the Metal spirit alive and play it …Hard as Metal!"

Brutal Legend is set to be released on October 13th in North American and October 16th in Europe. The full track listing and a video trailer for Brutal Legend can be viewed below. More...

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Armored Saint Enters The Studio

Californian heavy metal veterans Armored Saint has announced that they will enter the studio today to record their first new album in nine years. A message posted on the bands Myspace account reads as follows:

"Today is a BIG day for two reasons. First, Armored Saint will be hitting the studio TODAY to begin recording the follow-up to REVELATION. I hope to give you all updates as things progress, but the most current news will appear on the Armored Saint Twitter site, where the guys will be posting updates directly from the studio. For more information, come check out the blog I posted a couple weeks back.

"Oh, and the other reason today is a big day... it's Gonzo's birthday. So come wish him a happy one if you get the chance, either as a comment on the Saint space OR at his own Myspace page.

"Let the metal begn,


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The 11th Hour Streaming New Preview Track

The 11th hour is currently streaming a third preview track online titled "Origins of Mourning," which is off their upcoming album "Burden of Grief." The song can be heard, along with "In The Silent Grave" and "Atonment," at the band's official MySpace page. "Burden Of Grief" is set to be released by Napalm Records on the following dates:

Oct. 28 – Finland, Spain
Oct. 30 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Benelux, France, Italy
Nov. 02 – Rest of Europe
Nov. 03 – USA, Canada

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To/Die/For Issues Band Update

Finland's To/Die/For has issued the following update about recording a new album and an upcoming live show:

"Still recording sixth Album but we finally decided to break this silence and make a great show in LEBANON in november 13th.Venue is FORUM DE BEYROUTH. We still do not have a new guitarist,so we are using session guitarists on this show. There is one guy you already might know, and he is...dadadaaaa...Mika 'ALLI' Ahtiainen. Another guitarist will be Toni Toikkanen from Helsinki We are very thankful for their help with this show!

"So...on the stage in Lebanon as TDF will be: JAPE TDF, TONMI LILLMAN, JOSEY STRANDMAN, TONI TOIKKANEN, MIKA AHTIAINEN ...And what comes to our new songs, and new samples on myspace. Patience please. It is coming, oh yes it is coming soonnnnn!!!!

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Watch Me Bleed Announces Record Release Party

German metallers Watch Me Bleed will support Sacred Steel on October 22nd at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg. The event will be a "Double-CD-Release-Party" as Watch Me Bleed are releasing their new record "Souldrinker," and Sacred Steel are releasing their new record "Carnage Victory" on October 23rd.

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Endast Posts Video Tour Diary

Canada's Endast has posted a video blog online of their "Blue Skies Tour 2009," which can be viewed below. Endast still has the following upcoming tour dates:

10/20 Roxy Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
10/21 The Exchange Regina, Saskatchewan
10/22 Pawnshop Edmonton, Alberta
10/23 Verns Calgary, Alberta
10/24 The Dirty Jersey Kamloops, British Columbia
10/25 Kelowna Club Kelowna, British Columbia
10/27 Pub 340 Vancouver, British Columbia
10/28 Elks Hall Quesnel, British Columbia
10/29 OAP Hall Chilliwack, British Columbia
10/30 Garfinkels Whistler, British Columbia
10/31 Pizza Ricos Prince George, British Columbia More...

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Dead Shape Figure Parts Ways With Bassist

Finnish metal band Dead Shape Figure has announced the departure of bassist, Neissu. Vocalist Galzis comments, "It is truely the most devastating thing an old friend can say to another: I'll be leaving. Being friends in a band is something totally different than being friends otherwise. It's more like a good marriage, right?"

"Anyhow, Neissu has found himself in a situation where no bass playing or music in general raises any interest. For fifteen years of playing in the same bands this is the very first time i'll have to except the fact that there's no 80 inch of knowledge and power at our prescence."

Dead Shape Figure are currently putting the finishing touches to their new songs and will be entering the studio soon.

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Dethklok Charts At No. 15 with "Dethalbum II"

Heavy metal juggernauts Dethklok have exploded onto the Billboard Top 200 again with the release of “Dethalbum II,” selling nearly 45,000 copies in its first week. The new record from the stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, six spots higher then their debut album “Dethalbum” back in 2007.

Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small had this to say about the chart debut of DETHKLOK’S “Dethalbum II”: "I'm both happy and humiliated that DETHALBUM 2 reached number 15. Happy because we beat the first DETHALBUM numbers and humiliated to have been beaten by our second album numbers by ourselves. Either way we're still not as good as the Archies and I never want to forget that. Having said all of that, dear god I am fantastic and talented."

The September 27 release of Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “Dethalbum II ” coincides with the start of Season 3 of Metalocalypse on Adult Swim in November. The third season of Metalocalypse will pick up right where Season 2 left, and this season the episodes will be thirty minutes long.

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Lick Library Releases Dimebag Guitar Tuition DVDs

Lick Library, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of guitar tuition DVDs, has just released a comprehensive series of Dimebag Darrell guitar tuition DVDs.

Best known as a founding member of Pantera and Damageplan, Dimebag Darrell was considered one of the most influential guitarists in modern metal. He was renowned for his ferocity of style as well as his creative riffs, licks and hard hitting solos that left fans begging for more.

Learn to Play Pantera (RRP £24.99) is taught by internationally renowned guitarist and tutor Andy James. This double DVD set unlocks the secrets of 5 classic Dimeball Darrrell tracks in 3 hours of guitar lessons broken down into clearly explained sections. Tracks include Cowboys from Hell, Cemetery Gates, Mouth For War, Rise and This Love. Each song is split up into Intro, Verse, Chorus and includes detailed guitar solos and lead fills. It gives you plenty of time to understand what Andy is teaching as he shows you how to play different styles of metal including heavy rhythm parts and fast guitar solos at slow, medium and normal tempos.

Learn to Play Dimebag Darrell, The Solos (RRP £23.99) is also taught by Andy James. It teaches you note for note the solos from 5 classic Pantera tracks, Cowboys from Hell, Cemetery Gates, Mouth For War, A New Level and Walk. This matchless style of guitar lesson shows solos broken down into manageable chunks and demonstrates alternate, hybrid and tremolo picking, string skipping, tapping octave shapes and much more. Production is superb, with multiple camera shots so you see both the left and right hand at the same time.

Quick Licks in the style of Dimebag Darrell (RRP £19.99) is again presented by Andy James. This DVD shows you how to play over 25 killer metal licks which take in some of the best ideas used by Dimebag Darrell. Aimed at the intermediate to advanced guitar player this guitar tuition DVD covers a host of tips & techniques of differing degrees of difficulty. In addition backing tracks are included for you to practice playing the licks with. Your speed of progress is up to you, as you steer through the DVD using the chapter points placed at key places.

Guitar Techniques in the style of Dimebag Darrell (RRP £19.99) is presented by Danny Gill, a former Joe Satriani pupil. Danny uses a clear and patient manner to look closely at how to play rhythm guitar and solos. He explains in small steps, time signatures, syncopated & staccato techniques, rhythm patterns, and a wide range of phrasing ideas. There is for true metal devotees an important lesson on de-tuning, plus the most amazing section detailing what would surely be Dimebag Darrells top ten favourite wacky noises such as the “horse”, “mosquito”, “Elephant”, “flanger and ring modulator FX (without using an FX pedal) and much more.

All these Dimebag Darrell products are available to purchase through www.licklibrary.com along with over 20,000 other guitar tuition products.

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Hirax Posts New Video Online

American thrash metal veterans Hirax has posted their new music video online for the song, "El Rostro de la Muerte" (The Face of Death.) You can check it out below. The song is the title track from the bands forthcoming new studio album which is the follow up to the 2004 full length release, "The New Age Of Terror." More...

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