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Metal News for October 15, 2009

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34 news articles posted on this day.

Helltrain Posts "Ghouls" Music Video

Swedish "death 'n roll" band Helltrain has posted a music video online for the song "Ghouls," which is off their latest album "Rock 'n' Roll Devil." The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Illdisposed Posts Performance Footage Online

Denmark's Illdisposed have posted two video clips online from their performances on the "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" tour alongside Hatesphere. The videos can be viewed below. More...

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Impious Postopones Album European Release Date

Sweden's Impious have announced that the European release date of their upcoming album "Death Domination" has been postponed from November 6th to November 23rd. The track "Abomination Glorified" from the new album can be heard at the Impious MySpace page.

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Nightrage Adds Greek Tour Dates

Nightrage have added on an extra 10 Greek tour dates to their 2010 tour schedule. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

2/10 2010 Greek tour 2010 Irakleio/Crete, Support 81
2/12 2010 Greek tour 2010 Athens
2/13 2010 Greek tour 2010 Patra, Rock Season Bar
2/14 2010 Greek tour 2010 Agrinio, Dewars Club
2/15 2010 Greek tour 2010 TBA
2/16 2010 Greek tour 2010 Larisa, Stage Club
2/17 2010 Greek tour 2010 Kavala, Jazz Rock Bar
2/18 2010 Greek Tour 2010 Alexandroupolis
2/19 2010 Greek tour 2010 Serres
2/20 2010 Greek Tour 2010 Thessaloniki, Eightbal Club
2/21 2010 Greek Tour 2010 Volos, Vox Club
2/27 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Mexico City, Hard Rock Live, México
2/28 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Cuernavaca Mor, Foro de PIT
3/5 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Guadalajara Jal, Auditorio FEU
3/6 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Torreon
3/7 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Durango. Dgo, FORO ALTERNATIVO LA CUCHILLA
3/12 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 CD. Obregon Son, Salon Chaparral
3/13 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 Hermosillo Son.
3/14 2010 Mexican Tour 2010 tba

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Nominon Seeking New Vocalist

Swedish death metallers Nominon have issued the following update about seeking a new vocalist:

"Hail!!

"As most of you dwellers of the underworld are aware of; the recent NOMINON vocalist Daniel (2004-2009) left the band just before the recordings of the new album. Today we would like to announce that NOMINON are in search of a new vokillist that are eager to share the same vision of delivering disgusting Death Metal full of energy and hatred to all the inhabitants of the underground. Interested creatures should contact the band through the following email; nominon@lycos.com (Subject: VoKill)"

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Orange Goblin Confirmed For Hammerfest 2

Orange Goblin has announced that they will be performing at the Hammerfest 2, which takes place in Prestatyn, North Wales on 11-13 March, 2010. Other bands on the bill include DevilDriver, Hellfighter, Iced Earth, Skindred, Napalm Death, Panic Cell, Attica Rage, Gosized, Zico Chain, Huron, and Isolysis.

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Pantheist Parts Ways With Guitarist

Pantheist has issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist:

"Following 3 great years of collaboration, fantastic times at gigs, in tour vans and the studio, we have sadly decided to part ways with guitarist Pete Benjamin (Akercocke, Corpsing, For the Blind). For the upcoming gigs this year, our Belgian, Czech and Polish fans will have the opportunity to witness Pantheist with Esoteric's Greg Chandler joining Ilia on guitar duties. We are really excited about this one-off set of appearances, as Greg, who engineered our latest album 'Journey Through Lands Unknown', brings his own flair into our music.

"Following these concerts we will be looking into recruiting a suitably talented and open-minded replacement for Pete. We are looking for someone capable of both rhythm and lead guitar, with their own equipment, suitable for live performances and willing to commit to at least 3 rehearsals a month in London, England. Live and recording experience and skills in other instruments are not necessary but highly welcome. If you feel you are the right person for the job, contact the band at pantheistuk(at)googlemail.com or through our myspace site."

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Revocation Posts Studio Footage

Revocation has posted a fourth video clip of the band in Damage Studios during the recording of "Existence Is Futile," which can be viewed below. "Existence is Futile" saw its international release in late September and the album is also streaming in its entirety at this location. More...

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Sacred Steel Posts New Music Online

German metallers Sacred Steel have upload four new tracks online from their upcoming album "Carnage Victory." The songs can be heard at Sacred Steel's official MySpace page. Sacred Steel will be having an album release party alongside Watch Me Bleed on October 22nd at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg.

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Gwydion Posts Recording Footage

Portuguese folk metallers Gwydion have posted a studio recording video online from their time in Urban Insect Studios. The video clip can be viewed below. The new album is expected to be released in March 2010 through SMP/Trollzorn Records. More...

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Every Time I Die Posts Fuel TV Video Clips

Every Time I Die has posted two video clips online from their performances of the songs "Wanderlust" and "For The Record" on Fuel TV. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Deathead Seeking New Drummer

Utah metallers Deathead have announced that they are seeking a replacement drummer. Samples of their songs can be heard at the band's official MySpace page, where they can also be contacted by interested drummers.

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Crystal Viper Posts New Music Video Online

"Stronghold: Under Siege," the new official video clip from the Polish female-fronted metallers Crystal Viper can be viewed below.

The track was written for the Stronghold role-playing game, which will come out later this month through Portal Publishing. The song was recorded at the MP Studio in Poland with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart Gabriel. The "Stronghold: Under Siege" CD single will be added for free to the box with the game, and will be available in very limited edition as a separate disc (on Skol Records). More about the game can be found at this location.

Crystal Viper released a new seven-inch vinyl single on High Roller Records titled "The Wolf And The Witch" earlier this month. The front cover artwork for the single was painted by Chris Moyen, who has previously worked with such bands as Slayer and Beherit. More...

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August Burns Red Announces Signing Session

Christian metallers August Burns Red have announced they will be appearing for a signing session at the Worcester, MA Rock and Shock on Friday, October 16th. The signing line-up will be as follows:

6:00PM Despised Icon
6:30PM The Acacia Strain
7:00PM August Burns Red
7:45PM Impending Doom
8:15PM Through the Eyes of the Dead
8:45PM MyChildren MyBride

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Abigail Williams Announces Special Edition Album

Candlelight Records has announced two limited edition versions of Abigail Williams debut album, "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns," which will be released on January 12th. The deluxe edition will feature a bonus disc containing five previously unavailable tracks plus the band's video for the song “Into the Ashes.”

Discussing the deluxe edition, vocalist/guitarist Sorceron commented “The first song, 'I Am (God)' is a new song that signifies the first collaboration between new keyboard player Alana and myself. 'In Death Comes the Great Silence' reveals a new direction that the band has been working towards over the last year while 'Infernal Divide' is another new song that once again redefines that Abigail Williams sound. This track was recorded quite raw and has a strong black metal influence. 'Waiting for the Rain' is a somber interlude we have been using a bit during live shows and the last track is the demo version of 'Floods.' I felt it was important to include this track because it captures the vibe of the song better than the album track; perhaps due to the work of original drummer Zack Gibson.”

The video for "Into the Ashes" was filmed under the London Bridge in late 2008. Sorceron recalls, “we were in this dungeon-like area that they used to store dead bodies in. We felt right at home, minus the smell, of course."

Confirmed dates for Abigail Williams with Nile are: More...

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Slayer Posts Explanation For "World Painted Blood"

Slayer's Tom Araya has posted a video online through NoiseCreep discussing the first track of the upcoming album "World Painted Blood." The video clip can be viewed below. "World Painted Blood" will be released Tuesday, November 3rd in North American and Monday, November 2 to the rest of the world. Here's the "World Painted Blood" track listing:

1. World Painted Blood
2. Unit 731
3. Snuff
4. Beauty Through Order
5. Hate Worldwide
6. Public Display Of Dismemberment
7. Human Strain
8. Americon
9. Psychopathy Red
10. Playing With Dolls
11. Not Of This God More...

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Stryper To Release New Book

Christian glam rockers Stryper have announced that they are releasing a 25 year visual history book of the band titled "Stryper: By His Strypes." The coffee table style book will feature 200 pages of pictures, including fan submissions. The book will be limited to 1,000 copies and can be pre-ordered at this location.

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Jack Slater Comments On Promo Album Delays

German death metallers Jack Slater have issued the following update about delays in the release of their new promo album:

"In case you are wondering, we are still in hold-mode for the label promo, because we decided we wanted to send the promo-cd out as the complete package with the actual cover artwork. And because Svencho is still working on it, we didn't send out our album, yet. But hopefully he'll be finished soon and we can get the first responses from the labels. Awesomeness takes its time!

"Take care, Horn & Jack Slater"

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Sonic Syndicate Updates Tour Schedule

Sonic Syndicate has updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

10/31 - THE TIVOLI, HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN BURN THIS CITY TOUR - SUPPORTING TAKIDA
11/13 - SPORTHALLEN, SUNDSVALL, SWEDEN
11/14 - IDUN FOLKETS HUS, UMEÅ, SWEDEN
11/19 - SPORTHALLEN, LINKÖPING, SWEDEN
11/20 - NÖJESFABRIKEN, KARLSTAD, SWEDEN
11/21 - CONVENTUM CONGRESS, ÖREBRO, SWEDEN
11/26 - LISEBERGSHALLEN, GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN
11/27 - BALTISKA HALLEN, MALMÖ, SWEDEN
11/28 - HOVET, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN MONSTER ENERGY PRESENTS: BURNING DOWN THE UK TOUR 2009
12/01 - O2 ACADEMY 2, BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
12/02 - O2 ACADEMY 2, OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
12/03 - RC BASEMENT/ROCK CITY, NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINDOM
12/04 - ENGINE ROOM, BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
12/05 - ISLINGTON ACADEMY, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
12/06 - THE ROADHOUSE, MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
12/07 - O2 ACADEMY 3, BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM BURN THIS CITY TOUR - SUPPORTING HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
12/10 - 59 TO 1, MUNICH, GERMANY
12/11 - LUXOR, COLOGNE, GERMANY
12/12 - LIDO, BERLIN, GERMANY
12/13 - LOGO, HAMBURG, GERMANY

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Opeth Members Involved In Bus Accident

Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following statement about keyboardist Per Wiberg and bassist Martin Mendez being involved in a bus accident:

"Myself, Axe, Fredrik and our soundman, Pontus Norgren decided to fly home to our families for a few days as the option would have been 3 days off in Brussels. Now I hear that our bus apparently crashed into this other car making a unexpected U-turn in the middle of the highway. Mendez and Per were on the bus together with the rest of our crew but nobody got hurt. They are however shocked and very shaken of course. The driver in the other car was critically injured. I've not heard back from anyone yet regarding his progress but apparently it's not looking very good. Hoping for the best however.

"I don't know where or when this happened but I know the bus was heading from Dublin to Brussels. I'll let you know more as soon as I get some information, but as for now everyone in the band are safe and same with our crew. As far as I know the only injured person was the driver of the other car, which obviously is horrible enough!

"To be honest, I rarely think about things, accidents like this, but fuck man, it happens! My mind's all over the place and right now I don't want to go back out. But...the show in Brussels on the 17th and the remaining part of the tour will go ahead as planned."

UPDATE: Mikael Akerfeldt has since issued a new statement about the accident.

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Interview

Barren Earth Discusses New EP "Our Twilight"

Newly formed Finnish death metallers Barren Earth are set to release their new EP “Our Twilight” on November 9th in Europe and November 17th in the US through Peaceville Records. The group consists of current and former members of Swallow the Sun, Amorphis, Moonsorrow, and Kreator. Samples from the EP and more information on the band can be found at their MySpace page and mini-website. Barren Earth’s bassist Olli-Pekka Laine spoke with me about the new EP and the group’s plans for touring in support of their upcoming full-length album. More...

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Puscifer Readies New EP

Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer is set to release their first new music in two years with a six-song EP titled "C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) E.P." on Nov. 10.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Polar Bear
2. The Mission (Renholder Mix) featuring Milla Jovovich
3. Momma Sed "Alive @ Club Nokia"
4. Vagina Mine "Alive @ Club Nokia"
5. Potions (Deliverance Mix)
6. The Humbling River

Puscifer kicks off their first tour with a swing through the Western U.S. on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas (a Midwest/East Coast run is in the works for 2010). Tour dates are (please note the addition of a second Portland date): More...

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Howl To Enter The Studio In December

Providence, RI's HOWL are in the final stages of writing for their first full-length album. The quartet will enter the studio in December 2009 for a spring 2010 release date via Relapse Records. Additional information will be announced shortly. HOWL’s recently reissued self-titled, debut EP is currently streaming online now via the band’s MySpace page.

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Interview

Interview with New Sirenia Vocalist Ailyn

Gothic metal band Sirenia's latest album "The 13th Floor" is their first album with singer Ailyn, and long-term Sirenia fans have happily welcomed their new sound lead by Ailyn's beautifully melodic voice. Here she talks about "The 13th Floor," gigging and playing the Femme Metal Festival in November. More...

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Disillusion Returns to the Stage in 2010

German prog metal band DISILLUSION has announced their return to the stage in 2010. The band comments, "We slowly get some stones into rolling (again)…Disillusion are preapring for a small live tour in the coming spring of 2010. First confirmed show will be at the Winternachtstraumfestival on Feb 19/20. More info and dates very soon. Thank you all very much for your patience, concern and support in the band! Really looking forward to seeing you all out there!"

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Anima Issues Studio Update

German deathcore heroes ANIMA are busy in the studio recording the successor, which is scheduled to be release in 2010, to their 2008 debut album "The Daily Grind." The band has issued the following update:

"By October 4th we have recorded guitars, drums and bass and so far so good! We are extremely happy about the outcome so far and psyched about what is yet to come! Props to Basti from Slaughter Palace studio who is supporting us 200 %! Next up in the recording studio is our singer Robert laying down the vocal tracks. This should be done by the moment you read this. Stay tuned and check the video blog on our MySpace!"

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Shadow Gallery Posts New Song Online

Pennsylvania progressive metallers SHADOW GALLERY have launched a new promo song off their 6th studio effort "Digital Ghosts," which will be released on November 3rd, 2009 in North America via InsideOutMusic. The song, "Gold Dust," can be heard on their MySpace page.

SHADOW GALLERY’s Brendt Allman comments on the song: "'Gold Dust' is one of the 1st songs that I started writing for this new record. I just loved the D/ B flat/ E progression used in the chorus, then I just built the other parts around that. I knew that it could be a strong chorus and it turned out to be one of the best on the record. I particularly love the simplicity of the chord changes in the second half of the song, riding one note on the guitar in machine gun fashion while having pretty chord changes over the top of it. I love the fact that there are 4 lead vocalists on that section as well." More...

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Secrets Of The Moon Announces Tour Dates

German black metal band SECRETS OF THE MOON have started their North American tour with Moonspell.

Check out fan-filmed footage of the band performing "Queen Among Rats" at this year's Summer Breeze Open Air Fest here More...

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Scarpoint Checks In From The Studio

Sweden's Scarpoint has checked in with the following studio recording update:

"Hey fuckers! Sitting on the commuter train on my way to the studio, when I just realized that I hadn't posted a report for several days. So we are almost finished with the mix. I guess we have 2 days left before this master piece is finished. We've managed to get all the small details in the songs that we wanted and not stress to get the product done. This has allowed us to make rearrangements in the songs and we are having problems deciding which order the songs will be in. We are also starting to rehearse the songs and will be start auditioning some guitarists in a couple of weeks. Hopefully I will post the last studio report tomorrow until then, as always, stay twisted fuckers!"

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Templestowe Streaming New Song Online

Templestowe released their new album "Cimmerian" on October 10th. In celebration of the release Templestowe is now streaming a third track form the album. The song "Entities" can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.

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Malefice Posts Second Indian Tour Video Online

UK’s Malefice recently returned from their first tour of India. They have posted part two of their video from that country on their MySpace page.

MALEFICE tour dates w/ DevilDriver, Behemoth, Suicide Silence, Trigger The Bloodshed are as follows:

10/16 - London, UK The Garage
10/17 - London, UK The Garage
10/18 - Leeds, UK Rios
10/19 - Nottingham, UK Rock City
10/20 - Glasgow, UK Garage
10/21 - Manchester, UK Academy 2
10/23 - Wolverhampton, UK Wulfrun Hall
10/24 - Newcastle, UK Academy
10/25 - Northampton, UK Roadmender

Malfice solo dates:

11/01 - Reading, UK Sub89
11/06 - Birminham, UK NEC
12/11 - Bournemouth, UK Sound Circus

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Lion's Share Members Write Song for Hockey Team

LION’S SHARE members Lars Chriss and Sampo Axelsson have, in cooperation with Sidelake Media and Christian Rehn (ANGTORIA), written the official intro song for Swedish elite ice hockey team TIMRÅ IK (Red Eagles).

"The main riff was based on the song Shadows from LION’S SHARE’s Two (1997) album, with an AC/DC and RAMMSTEIN twist since this style works so well in hockey arenas."

Check out the video clip that is shown on the Jumbotron when the players enter the ice:

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Exclusive

Metalunderground.com Premieres New Gwynbleidd Song

Metalunderground.com is proud to offer an exclusive premiere of Brooklyn, New York death/black/folk/doom metal band GWYNBLEIDD's new song, entitled "Thawing Innocence." The song comes from Gwynbleidd's upcoming new album "Nostalgia," which is due out on October 27 via BlackCurrant Music. Check the song out right here:

Founded and based in New York City, Gwynbleidd is a band whose four members all hail originally from Poland. It is this experience -- leaving one’s homeland and relocating halfway across the world -- that served as the original inspiration for Nostalgia. Gwynbleidd guitarist/vocalist Maciej Kupiszewski explains:

“The concept for the album started with the theme of nostalgia -- memories of childhood and places left behind, influenced mainly by the fact that the members of the band all moved from Poland to the States in their early teens. Although the band is based in Brooklyn, New York, in the heart of the biggest city in the US, the music conveys a yearning toward primeval and pristine wilderness landscapes. We took this theme of nostalgia and developed a whole story around it -- a paradoxical tale of yearning, deceit, and treason.”

Gwynbleidd will be touring throughout 2010. In the past two years, the band has played across the US and Canada with the likes of Novembers Doom, Turisas, Kalmah, Bal-Sagoth, and Slough Feg, including slots on festivals such as Chicago Powerfest, Heathen Crusade, and the travelling Pagan Fest. Gwynbleidd has also performed with the Ballet Deviare dance company (which counts Opeth, My Dying Bride, and Arsis amongst its other musical collaborators.)

The tracklisting for Gwynbleidd's "Nostalgia" is as follows:

1. Nostalgia
2. Egress
3. New Setting
4. Stormcalling
5. Adrift
6. Thawing Innocence
7. Stare Into The Sun
8. Canvas For Departure

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Arckanum and Blood of Kingu Re-issues At Hand

After some delay, Debemur Morti Productions' reissues of ARCKANUM and BLOOD OF KINGU are at hand.

Musically unaltered, BLOOD OF KINGU's "De Occulta Philosophia" comes encased in a digifile with completely renewed and refined layout.

"Fran Marder," "Kostogher" and "Kampen" - ARCKANUM's legendary first trinity of offerings also come encased in digibook packaging and are enhanced by improved layout and remastered sound.

To celebrate these re-excavations Debemur Morti Productions is running a special bundle offer:

- All three ARCKANUM reissues for 30€ (+ postage) instead of 37.50€.
- All four new releases for 50€ postage worlwide & paypal fees included

To take advantage of these special offers visit www.eitrin.com.

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